Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to 3 scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries

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China plans visa restrictions for U.S. nationals with ‘anti-China’ links: report

China is said to be working on visa restrictions that would limit the travel of U.S. nationals going to the People’s Republic who have ties to "anti-China groups", including U.S. intelligence and human rights agencies, according to a Reuters report, citing people with knowledge of the plans.The U.S. State Department on Tuesday announced visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials who are believed to be involved in abuse of Uighurs and other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, China. The developments would come as China and U.S. delegates are set to kick off high-level trade talks on Thursday to resolve longstanding trade tensions. U.S. stock-index futures, however, were trading solidly higher early Wednesday, with futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMZ19, +0.75%DJIA, -1.19% up 170 points at 26,308, those for the S&P 500 index ESZ19, +0.87%SPX, -1.56% rising 0.8% at 2,914.75, while the Nasdaq-100 futures NQZ19, +0.99%COMP, -1.67% were climbing 0.8% at 7,686.

EU's Barnier says Brexit deal "very difficult but possible"

BRUSSELS, Oct 9 (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday he believed that reaching an exit deal with Britain was “very difficult but possible”.

“The EU will remain calm, vigilant, respectful and constructive. The technical talks continue,” Barnier said in footage played by Sky News on Twitter.

Asked by a reporter if a deal was possible, he said: “I think the deal is possible. Very difficult but possible.” (Reporting by Estelle Shirbon and Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison)

The Left Wing – RWC Daily: The permutations for Ireland's quarter-final hopes

After watching Scotland hammer Russia, Ruaidhri O’Connor, Cian Tracey and Jonathan Bradley are on hand to run through the permutations for Ireland’s quarter-final hopes.

The worrying trend of the top teams pulling away from the rest continues as the lads wonder if anything will change after this World Cup. Cian and Jonathan both visited Hiroshima today and speak about the powerful impact it had on them.

78-year-old man falls to his death in Toa Payoh

SINGAPORE – A 78-year-old man fell to his death on Wednesday morning (Oct 9) in an accident in Toa Payoh.

The police said they were alerted to a case of unnatural death at 9.44am at Block 205 Toa Payoh North.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

A woman, who declined to be named, said she was waiting for her child at the pre-school at the foot of the block when it happened.

She said: “I heard a loud bang, then the staff from the pre-school called the police.”

Police said they are investigating the case.

China open to ‘partial U.S. trade deal’: reports

China is open to a limited trade resolution with the U.S., as the world’s second-largest economy attempts to de-escalate simmering trade tensions, according to Bloomberg News on Wednesday, citing people with direct knowledge of tariff talks. A separate report from the Financial Times (paywall) indicates that China has offered to increase by 50% purchases of agricultural products from U.S. farmers to $50 billion. The reports comes amid intensifying animosities between the U.S. and China, with both countries announcing plans to implement visa restrictions against each other in recent days. Import duties on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods are set to be raised to a rate of 30% from 25% on Oct. 15. High-level Chinese and U.S. delegates, including China’s No. 2 Liu He, are scheduled to meet with their counterparts in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to 3 scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

“Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our lives and are used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. Through their work, this year’s Chemistry Laureates have laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society,” the Nobel Committee said.

The three scientists will receive a 9-million kronor ($918,000) award to be shared, a gold medal and a diploma and they will receive the prestigious prize in Stockholm on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s death in 1896.

Last year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Frances Arnold and George Smith, both of the United States, and Gregory Winter of the United Kingdom, for their work on directed evolution, a bio-engineering method that’s been used to make bio fuels, medicine and laundry detergent. Arnold was the fifth woman in history to be awarded the prize.

Nobel prizes will continue to be announced this week, with the most famous prize, the Nobel Peace Prize, announced Friday.

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