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2019-09-20

Section break ---- C*News Intro I'm ... w/ the top of the hour news ..... ---- E*EZ NEWS SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 ---- E*Tai-Ex opening The Tai-Ex opened up 13-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 10,908 on turnover of $1.4-billion N-T. The market lost ground Thursday to close below the 10,900 point mark, as investors were disappointed with the latest policymaking meeting of the U-S Federal Reserve. All stocks saw a lot of selling. But some large-cap suppliers to Apple were resilient (有復原力的), because there are expectations that the new iPhones will create higher-than-expected shipments. This helped the market overall. ---- E*Government to Spend NT$1.6 billion to Upgrade Cycling Environment The Cabinet says it plans to spend 1.6-billion N-T to upgrade the island's cycling lanes, facilities and services, and integrating them with local tourism resources to boost travel. Directorate General of Highways Director-General Chen Yen-po, says the funds will be used from 2020 to 2023. The will be used to make the cycling environment safer and more user friendly. Chen says the plan included the renewal of bike lanes, the installation of higher fences on sections of roads with sharp turns and to better integrate the cycling network with national scenic spots. Chen says the Ministry of Transport is getting ready for a campaign to make 2021 the year of cycling tourism here in Taiwan. ---- E*Taiwan Tycoon Gains Full Ownership of Brooklyn Nets Taiwan-born billionaire Joe Tsai has fully acquired the Brooklyn Nets basketball team in a 3.5-billion U-S dollar deal. Tsai, a co-founder and vice chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, already owned a 49-per cent stake in the team. He purchased the other 51-per cent from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. Now Tsai not only gains full ownership (完全所有權) of the Brooklyn Nets, but also owns the team's home stadium, the Barclays Center. The Nets made it to playoffs last season, but ended up losing 4-1 to the Philadelphia 76ers. ---- E*UK Supreme Court Hearings on Parliament Suspension The UK's Supreme Court has ended three days of hearings into whether Boris Johnson's suspension (暫停) of Parliament was 'unlawful'. Olly Barratt reports. < [CLIP] Slug: > ---- E*EU Migrants Saved by NPO Ships A rescue ship run by two nonprofit groups has pulled 36 people from an overcrowded (擠) wooden boat in the Mediterranean Sea. The government of Malta asked them to do this. The migrants were taken aboard the Ocean Viking in international waters some 240 kilometers from Malta and 28 kilometers from the Italian island of Lampedusa. Women and children were among the three dozen people rescued Thursday evening. Many reported being Algerian and Libyan citizens. ---- E*Mexico Marks Quake Anniversary Mexico marked the Sept. 19-th anniversaries of 2017 earthquakes that killed more than 500 people and a devastating 1985 temblor that left at least 9,500 dead. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hosted a ceremony in which the flag was raised to half-staff in memory of the victims. Mexico has rebuilt less than half the homes damaged or destroyed in 2017 by the magnitude 7.1 Sept. 19 earthquake and a magnitude 8.1 temblor on Sept. 7. Mexico City held evacuation drills yesterday. During the exercise, 26 people were hurt from sprains, panic attacks or fainting spells. ---- C*News Outro That was the I-C-R-T news Check in again tomorrow for our simplified version of the news, uploaded every day in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your day, I'm ____. ----
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