Foxconn cancels investment plan in Indonesia – Kontan

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s biggest electronic components maker, has cancelled plans to invest in a factory in Indonesia, Kontan daily reported on Tuesday, citing the head of an Indonesian business chamber. Foxconn, whose flagship listed unit is Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, said last year it may invest $1 billion in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. Foxconn had decided not to go ahead with its investment plan because of land issues, Kontan quoted Suryo Bambang Sulisto, chairman of the Indonesian chamber of commerce and industry, as saying. …

Meet the Republican Who Launched the ‘Kanye for President’ PAC

Following Kanye West’s VMAs declaration that he wants to run for president in 2020, 24-year-old Baltimore-native Eugene Craig on Monday registered ReadyForKanye.net and filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to register the Ready for Kanye political action committee.

Craig, whose favorite Kanye album is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, spoke to Rolling Stone about his reasons for starting the PAC and how he’s preparing the world for President West.

Why did you file the FEC paperwork? Do you feel like you’re making a statement?
I think it is a statement. It’s a couple of things going on. First, it’s an opportunity to reach voters who ordinarily would not be in tune to the process, who are apathetic to the process. The second part of this is that a party that can openly accept Donald Trump has room for Kanye West. Donald Trump is shrinking the party — I’m a member of the Republican Party — and Kanye West brought us an opportunity to actually grow it. Thirdly, we have a gentleman in Mr. West who 1) stands for small business and entrepreneurship, has spoke out against corporatism; 2) is a school choicer, and has spoken about the racial disparities in regards to public school systems; and 3) has openly spoken out against the war on drugs and the pipeline that the war on drugs provides to the private prison systems. I think if you were to put those issues on a piece of paper and say, “What kind of candidate is that?” that sounds like a Republican candidate to me. And barring — and this is very important, I hope you quote this — barring a sitting Republican president — because that’s the only way I will support this, is if there’s no sitting Republican president — if Kanye is going to run in 2020, I would love to see him run in a Republican primary. He brings a lot to the discussion that’s missing.

How much money do you plan to raise for West’s campaign?
Right now, we haven’t discussed it. We’re not necessarily looking to raise money for Kanye, but I do think that if there’s no sitting Republican president and he decides to run, it would be nice to have some data mined and voters reached.

Why did you decide to do this now, when the 2016 election is still over a year away?
If we’re going to grab people who are interested, it’s best to strike when the iron is hot.

What do you think Kanye West can bring to the United States?
He brings an interesting foreign policy. He’s not for occupying every country in the Middle East. That’s a discussion that needs to take place right now.

Would you say that’s the platform West should run on?
I think it would be a great platform for him to run on.

Who should be his running mate?
I have no idea.

That’s fine. Do you have any dream candidates?
I am a very, very adamant Rand Paul supporter. I am supporting Rand Paul in 2016, but I wouldn’t throw Rand into that mix. I don’t know. I honestly don’t know.

How serious are you about this campaign?
This started out as an operation to engage voters who probably would not have been reached otherwise, but over the course of the day, I think… I’ll say this. In the age where Donald Trump is the leading contender for Republican nomination, anything is possible.

What’s your political background? Have you run for office before?
I have run for office before. I’m active in Maryland politics, but more importantly, I’m the current chairman of the Young Minority Republican Fund.

What do you think West needs to do in order to prepare for 2020 election?
Stay in tune to the issues of the day. I would say start reaching out to both sides of the aisle. I know he came up in the Chicago Democrat machine, but I think Kanye is somebody who is cross-cultural, and I think he is somebody who can be cross-political.

How do you think Kanye West’s run for presidency could affect the Kardashian reality show series empire? Any concerns about possible security breaches because of the Kardashian connection?
No, I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure they already have pretty tight security.

Do you think that the White House would be open to having a reality series in its midst if he was to win?
I’m pretty sure he’ll put an end to the series. One thing about Kanye is that he takes the things he works on very seriously. When he’s working, he’s working. So I think he would take this just as seriously.

If West decides not to go through with this campaign or tell us it was all a joke, will you have regretted filed the FEC paperwork?
No, not at all. If you live a life where you mean to do what you do, and you mean what you say, you can learn from everything. If he doesn’t do it, he doesn’t do it. If he does it, he does it. I just hope that if he does do it, he does it as a Republican.

2 Charged In Bronx Attack That Police Believe Left Man Dead

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two men were charged Monday in a fight in the Bronx that police believe was responsible for a man’s death.

Police were called around 8:45 p.m. Sunday to Stratford Avenue between Westchester and Watson avenues, in the Soundview section of the Bronx. They learned that a fight had broken out in front of 1134 Stratford Ave., police said.

Two men, ages 23 and 26, had gotten into a quarrel with a 30-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, police said. The suspects both punched the 30-year-old man in the face, causing a cut to his mouth, swelling to his face, and redness to his head, police said.

The woman was kicked in her left leg and also punched in the face, and suffered bruises and redness, police said.

The two suspects were arrested at the scene, police said.

Around 10:35 p.m., police found an injured man with difficulty breathing inside a nearby building. Police determined the 30-year-old man was also injured in the assault, the NYPD said.

While waiting for an ambulance, the man lost consciousness and required CPR from officers, police said. He was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The man who died was identified as Jose Lucero, 30, of the Bronx.

On Monday, two suspects were charged in the incident. Andrixs Suarez, 23, of the Bronx was charged with manslaughter recklessly causing death and three counts of assault, while Rosario Wander, 26, of the Bronx was charged with assault and harassment, police said.

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New Horex VR6 bound for Frankfurt Motor Show world premiere

Horex will unveil its new VR6 motorcycle in Frankfurt

Horex has announced that the new VR6 motorcycle will make its highly anticipated debut at the 66th International Motor Show in Frankfurt on September 15.

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Jonny Gomes to Royals: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Kansas City Royals added outfield depth Monday before the stretch run of the 2015 season in the form of Jonny Gomes.     

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com noted Kansas City received Gomes and cash in exchange for minor league infielder Luis Valenzuela. Gomes is eligible to play in the postseason, and Bob Fescoe of 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City, Missouri, pointed out there is room on the 40-man roster for the outfielder, so the Royals don’t need to make a corresponding move.

Valenzuela is 22 years old and boasts a .364 batting average with four home runs and 23 RBI in the minors this season, per MiLB.com.

Gomes started his career in 2003 with the Tampa Bay Rays and played six seasons before moving to the Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves. He sports a .223 average, seven home runs and 22 RBI for the Braves this year, although his average is .247 against left-handed pitching.

Five of his six homers also came against southpaws. 

Gomes numbers do not jump off the page, but Dan Szymborski of ESPN pointed to the upside from Kansas City’s perspective:

Gomes is still a veteran presence in the locker room with postseason appearances on his resume. The Royals can use him as a spot starter against lefties if they need to rest a starter before the playoffs or in timely pinch-hitting opportunities down the stretch.

Kansas City sat atop the American League Central by a commanding 13 games entering play Monday and is a virtual lock to reach the postseason and compete for a second straight trip to the World Series.

There is nothing wrong with adding an experienced outfielder on the end of the bench with previous October baseball under his belt with marquee games looming.

Jay Leno drives Joe Rogan’s ’65 Chevy Corvette restomod

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Jay Leno takes a ride in Joe Rogan’s 1965 Chevy Corvette convertible restomod, and the two comedians have a long conversation about loving cars.

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Woman Charged After Huffing Cleaning Supplies That Caused Frostbite In A Walmart

This is somehow both sad and frightening at the same time!

A woman has been accused of huffing cleaning supplies in public last week after shoppers at a Kansas Walmart noticed her getting high in the aisles.

Apparently, Melissa Ann Wright is now facing charges after she was caught on camera abusing the industrial cleaner Ultra Duster.

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According to Tama Sawyer of the University of Kansas Poison Control Center, the effects of the computer cleaning supply is so strong, that it can cause your heart to be extra-sensitive to regular hormones like Adrenaline and actually kill you.

But that’s not even the worst part, because the chemical also causes frostbite to the skin on contact!

Melissa clearly endured damage to the skin on her face after huffing the cleaner, but refused medical attention at the scene.

Hopefully these charges can lead to Melissa getting the help she needs.

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New Zealand announces final shortlist for new flag design – live

The national flag consideration panel will publish its list of four alternative designs, to be voted on in a public referendum

New Zealanders be like:

I made a gif for you @Hypnoflag pic.twitter.com/ebQSH3DSdU

No take is hotter than that of Guardian Australia’s comment editor, Adam Brereton, and he’s just filed:

ah yes, new zealand. the country with a big decision ahead of it: which bad flag design will the rest of the world ignore from now on

new zealand: we must choose a new symbol for our nation, to represent our people rest of the world: hush now adults are talking

the idea that you just summon a new symbol up out of a committee and suddenly everyone’s into it is a bit odd

imagine going through all this effort to create a new flag for a country that should have been a state of australia anyway

i will do everything in my power to destroy new zealand’s "like Australia, but nice and with better beer" image

new zealand: you have made a powerful enemy this day

new zealanders do not @ me unless it’s to admit you stuffed up by not being a part of the commonwealth

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Asian shares nervous ahead of China data

A pedestrian is reflected on an electronic board showing the graph of the recent fluctuations of the Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in TokyoAsian shares were skittish in early on Tuesday after logging their worst month in three years and the dollar struggled as investors braced for data from China that could raise fresh fears about the health of its economy. Losses on Wall Street also soured sentiment after comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer heightened fears among investors of a potential U.S. interest hike in September. China's official factory sector activity likely shrank at its fasted pace in three years in August, according to a Reuters poll of economists.


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