Trump’s concerns about China is well founded and some kind of action has to be done about China stealing products and copying them and branding in with another copy by stealing its design and the way the product works a product that was intellectually by companies in the United states that is a bad thing But totally stop doing business with China is another.
I do agree that China have been shipping dangerous products for years that got babies sick as well as product that broke easy once you braught them and much much more. China have been making millions even billions shipping these kind of products to the United States for a very very long time . But stop doing Business with China is not a good idea.
If iam not mistaken alot of our business move over to china do to the fact the America raise the taxes on big business and that is why they moved. Even though these business moved like heavy industry like car manufactures and many other business move to China during the taxes was raised on big business during the Bush and Obama’s Administration. These business still do business with America by shipping there products to America from where they are in China.
China is not to be trusted but there is to much to lose there it is to gain to totally cut of china. the terufs are a good idea bit i do believe cutting of China totally can lead to other ills
TMZ reports, “Rocky left Sweden hours after the judges in his assault case decided to let him out of jail while they noodle on their decision, which is expected on August 14. A$AP returned to the U.S., and he won’t have to return for the reading of the verdict, because it will be a written ruling.”
More than likely he will be acquitted but TMZ says he “Rocky will never go back to the home of IKEA.”
NBC News also reports that the U.S. threatened Sweden with “negative consequences” if the rapper wasn’t released. The U.S. special presidential envoy for hostage affairs wrote to Swedish prosecutors, “The government of the United States of America wants to resolve this case as soon as possible to avoid potentially negative consequences to the U.S.-Swedish bilateral relationship.”
Sweden’s prosecutor-general, Petra Lundh, denied the demand, writing in a letter, “No other prosecutor, not even I, may interfere with a specific case or try to affect the prosecutor responsible.”
It’s not clear if the U.S. had anything to do with Rocky’s release, even though Trump will surely take full credit.
Earlier this week, according to a local media outlet in Sweden, prosecutor Daniel Suneson claims police have the entire video of the incident and “Now we gotta fuck this (inaudible)” is heard being said. There is also a surveillance camera from a restaurant that allegedly contradicts what Rocky posted on social media. You can watch the video, here.
Rocky had been on a European tour when the fight broke out with local media blaming the rapper. The very next day TMZ published the video of the fight, which purportedly showed Rocky and two people in his entourage fighting against one other person. It also showed several men accused of Rocky and his crew of breaking a pair of headphones.
AFRICANGLOBE – From 2012 to 2018, the number of people declaring themselves pretos, meaning Blacks, increased by almost 5 million in the country. The população branca (white population) continues to shrink and pardos(browns) continue to be majority.
In 2018, Brazil had 19.2 million people who declared themselves Black – 4.7 million more than in 2012, which corresponds to a 32.2% increase in the period. This is revealed by a survey released on Wednesday (22) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
With the exception of 2014, when the number of blacks remained stable in relation to the previous year, the percentage of the declared black population has increased annually. It is therefore a trend.
“The specific reason for the increase of this declaration, in fact, we don’t have. (see note one) What we realize is that in recent years there has been reinforcement of affirmative policies of color or race,” said the IBGE analyst.
The researcher emphasized that the survey, based on the Continuous National Household Sample Survey (PNAD), is conducted based on the interviewee’s perception of color and race. “It is not the interviewer who determines the color, it is the informant who declares,” said the IBGE rep. (see note one)
On the other hand, the declared white population is declining year to year, which in 2018 totaled 89.7 million Brazilians, against 92.2 million in 2012. The whites were majority in the country until 2014. Since 2015, pardos have accounted for the majority of the population – jumping from 89.6 million in 2012 to 96.7 million in 2018.
“In addition to the possible change in the population’s perception of color and race resulting from affirmative policies, we have to consider the process of miscegenation in the country, which causes us to have a higher percentage of pardos,” said the researcher.
Percentage division (%) of the Brazilian population by color or race
Since 2015, pardos have been the majority in the country.
Asked if such a trend – of increasing black and brown populations and decreasing white – will continue, the researcher said it is not possible to state.
“We don’t know if all this growth is based on affirmative color and race policies. If it is, it will depend on the continuity of these policies. A culture is created in people who have been affected by these policies and they pass on their position in relation to their own color to other people, even if they are not directly benefited,” said the researcher.
The families of Orlando Moore and his girlfriend, Portia Ravenelle, were searching for both New Yorkers who went missing while vacationing in the Dominican Republic late last month.
The couple traveled to the Dominican Republic on March 23 and was scheduled to return home four days later.
National Police spokesman Col. Frank Felix Durán Mejia said investigators met Monday night and were expected to release information about the case, CNN reported. But there was no timetable for when they would discuss the status of the case.
This comes against the backdrop of President Donald Trump weighing in Monday on the white American tourist who was released by her kidnappers in Uganda over the weekend. The president urged the Ugandan government to find her abductors. As of late Tuesday morning, he hadn’t made a public statement about the missing couple.
Investigators said what happened to the couple after they checked out of their hotel in Samana is a mystery. They failed to board their flight back to the United States, and there’s no record of them returning back home.
Moore’s sister, Lashay Turner, said her brother has a daughter and he would never just run off without a trace, according to WNBC-TV.
“I’m scared. I don’t know what’s going on. I’m saddened, my family is saddened by this and we just want my brother to return safe and alive,” said Turner who contacted the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic before filing a police report when her brother became missing.
Turner recalled that she spoke with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials who confirmed to her that the couple did not get on their return flight. The agency declined to speak publicly on the case, WNBC said. However, the U.S. Department of State said it was working with Dominican Republic authorities to locate the missing couple.
“When a U.S. citizen is missing, we work closely with local authorities as they carry out their search efforts and share information with families however we can,” the State Department said. “The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State. We stand ready to provide appropriate assistance to U.S. citizens in need and to their families.”
Meanwhile, the family was sending up prayers for the couple’s safe return.
“When these things happen, you always think of the worst, but we are hoping for the best,” Edith Walters, Moore’s grandmother, said.
Nationwide — Ciham Ali Ahmed, an Eritrean-American girl, was imprisoned by the government of Eritrea at the age of 15 although she was never convicted of any crime. Since then, Ciham, who is now 22-years old, has been held incommunicado for 6 years and even her family doesn’t know where she is exactly or how she is doing. Born in California to Eritrean parents, Ciham grew up in Eritrea where her father Ali Abdu formerly served as the minister of information under President Isaias Afwerki. In 2012, her father fled to Australia fearing for his life after a rift with the president.
Ciham’s father then reportedly negotiated with smugglers to get his daughter out of the country because he thought the government would take retribution on him through his daughter.
Eritrea has a policy of forced national military service for young people starting at the age of 18. The conscription should last for only 18 months but he feared the government would have his daughter face a life of permanent conscription instead.
However, Ciham was arrested on December 8, 2012 while attempting to cross the border to Sudan to escape.
Not only Ciham tried to leave the country in fear of never coming out of conscription. The UN refugee agency UNHCR said there were 459,430 Eritrean refugees around the world by the end of 2016.
Ciham, described by her family as caring and compassionate, never faced trial and wasn’t charged with any crime. Yet she remained in prison and her whereabouts are still a mystery even to her family.
Since then, her family tried to find out where she is but her uncle, Saleh Younis, told CNN they were only told that “her case is being personally handled by the President and nobody knows anything about it.” Her family also tried to seek help from the US government.
“Because she is US born… I really thought the government of the United States would scream bloody murder but no one is speaking for her. It’s very, very disappointing. She is a United States citizen but because she grew up in Eritrea and because her parents are Eritreans, then I guess she is not fully American,” Younis said.
Recently, several organizations are drawing attention to Ali Ahmed’s disappearance. A group called One Day Seyoum took her story to social media sites for a campaign using the hashtag #happybirthdayciham. The Amnesty International is also urging people to sign the petition to call on the Eritrean government to release her.
“Granting Ciham Ali Abdu unconditional release would signal that there is hope for a new era of reform to begin in Eritrea,” said Felix Horne, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The government has already deprived Ciham of her adolescence; she now deserves to spend her adulthood as a free woman.”
JOHANNESBURG — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said.
“It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said.
Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of 30 million people.
It struck Beira, an Indian Ocean port city of a half-million people, late Thursday and then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi with strong winds and heavy rain. But it took days for the scope of the disaster to come into focus in Mozambique, which has a poor communication and transportation network and a corrupt and inefficient bureaucracy.
Speaking on state Radio Mozambique, Nyusi said that while the official death toll stood at 84, “It appears that we can register more than 1,000 deaths.”
Emergency officials cautioned that while they expect the death toll to rise significantly, they have no way of knowing if it will reach the president’s estimate.
More than 215 people were killed by the storm in the three countries, including more than 80 in Zimbabwe’s eastern Chimanimani region and more than 50 in Malawi, according to official figures. Hundreds more were reported injured and missing, and nearly 1,000 homes were destroyed in eastern Zimbabwe alone.
Doctors Without Borders said rivers have broken their banks leaving many houses fully submerged and around 11,000 households displaced in Nsanje, in southern Malawi.
U.N. agencies and the Red Cross helped rush emergency food and medicine by helicopter to the stricken countries.
Mount Chiluvo in central Mozambique was badly hit by flooding. One resident said he heard a loud noise, like an explosion, and suddenly saw a river of mud rolling toward his home.
“I was indoors with my children, but when we looked we saw mud coming down the road towards the houses and we fled,” Francisco Carlitos told Lusa, the Portuguese News Agency. The family lost their home and possessions but safely reached higher ground.
The country’s president, who cut short a visit to neighboring Swaziland over the weekend because of the disaster, spoke after flying by helicopter over Beira and two rural provinces, where he reported widespread devastation.
“The waters of the Pungue and Buzi rivers overflowed, making whole villages disappear and isolating communities, and bodies are floating,” Nyusi said.
The United Nation’s humanitarian office said the government issued flood warnings and said heavy rains were forecast for the next 24 hours, including in areas already hit hard by Idai.
The Red Cross said 90 percent of Beira was damaged or destroyed. The cyclone knocked out electricity, shut down the airport and cut off access to the city by road.
U.N. officials cited reports that Beira Central Hospital’s emergency room was flooded and without power, and that much of the building’s roof had collapsed. Doctors Without Borders said it had completely ceased operations in Beira hospital, local health centers and throughout the community.
The destruction in Beira is “massive and horrifying,” said Jamie LeSueur, who led a Red Cross team that had to assess the damage by helicopter because of the flooded-out roads.
The U.N. also warned of devastation outside Beira, in particular of livestock and crops.
“As this damage is occurring just before the main harvest season, it could exacerbate food insecurity in the region,” the U.N. humanitarian office known as OCHA said.
Mozambique is a long, narrow country with a 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) coastline along the Indian Ocean. It is prone to cyclones and tropical storms this time of year.
In 2000, Mozambique was hit by severe flooding caused by weeks of heavy rain, a disaster made much worse when a cyclone hit. Approximately 700 people were killed in what was regarded as the worst flooding in 50 years.
Mozambique won independence from Portugal in 1975 and then was plagued by a long-running civil war that ended in 1992. Its economy is dominated by agriculture, and its exports include prawns, cotton, cashews, sugar, coconuts and tropical hardwood timber.
More recently it has been exporting aluminum and electric power, and deposits of natural gas were discovered in the country’s north.
RedZoneNews.Net Jamaica — Former Jamaican fast bowler in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, William Haye, was shot and killed yesterday (Monday, March 18) by as yet unknown assailants in the Four Paths area of Clarendon.
Haye, a pensioner, was 69 years old.
After murdering Haye, the gunmen then set his house on fire.
The murder of Haye is being investigated by detectives from the May Pen police.
Maine: things are getting real bad in south America when you have two cops,possibly!!!! Target politicians for assassination.Well, that is what happened in South America in Rio De Janeiro. This woman was an activist for Afro south American’s rights and a fighter for the LGBT community and two cops allegedly killed her,let’s find out why!!!!
The police have arrested two former police officers tuesday in the murder of a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver,The murder shock south America and lead to many protest. It also shocked many countrries.Even though many has been questioned about the murder of Franco a prominent activist for Afro-Brazilian and LGBT rights.
“Its was a crime against a lawmaker, a woman, exercising her democratic function who had her life taken away in an unacceptable , criminal way,” Rio de Janeiro state Gov. Wilson Witzel told reporters
Maine : Its seems that the more i look at south America and the people down there i never seen so much corruption like what iam seeing since my time covering Africa. Assassinations,starvations, you name it the works!!! I did a story about Venezuela and the people eating out of the trash trying to fine food. How that country turn to socialism and now they got the civilian starving to death.
While Witzel praised police and investigators for the arrest,the case send a massive message that there is deep corruption in Brazil’s police force,including connections to the Military and paramilitary groups that controls a large part of the state
The suspects were id as Ronnie Lessa, 48, a retired military police officer, and Elcio Viera de Queiro,46, who was fired from his job in 2015 . The law reject both parties involvement of the shooting
Lessa was arrested near the same rio condominium complex where president Jairo Bolsonaro has his hom, Police said
Maine:Its seems that Brazil is having problems and south America it self is braking down with corruption i will keep track of this story as it continues but as an African American we should pay more attention to our brothers and sisters in Brazil and south America we hav alot of them down there . i hope the arrest the people that killed this woman because in a civilization we only can be civil
In Addition: The people that murdered this woman and activist stood out side a meeting she attended and waited for two hours and killed her on the spot. it is a sad day in Brazil where you freedom cannot be freely be displayed and fighting for people that don’t have a voice can get you murdered!!!! if stuff like this prossit in countries like Brazil how can you have order?
An Ethiopian Entrepreneur ifs face execution in China because she trusted a friend. The friend ask her to transport what she thought was Shampoo Turn out to be Cocaine.
China has strict laws that do not allow drug dealers to go unpunished and this lovely woman is facing the death penalty if convicted. law enforcement is looking for the friend but her friend disappeared and now she is facing death by her self.
Maine : I have no idea why anyone would want to live or even visit China Because if you break a law chances are you are not making back to the country of your birth if the violation is serious enough. You have to becareful of who you call friends now a days.
27 year old Nazawait Abera who is an engineering graduate was arrested on drug trafficking charges and could face death if found guilty.
Maine: This was a child hood friend that set her up in China totally crazy if you ask me. Do you know how much she feels betrayed by that friend. It is not like she just met her on the plane!!!!
Family and friends are sick to there stomachs about what happened to there loved one and losing alot of sleep over it. One friend said: we are fearful and angry that this and they do not know where to go and cry.
The family have not heard from Narawit at all every since the news broke out about here arrest.
Maine: in conclusion, this is a beautiful woman that had a terrible friend that brought her to China to mark her for death with law enforcement in China. That had to be her only plan. Some how the friend made it back to Eithiopia where law enforcement caught her then some how her friend excaped law enforcement and at this time that person is on the run.I think they let her friend go!!!! There is alot of corruption in these country and someone had it out for this woman because they used a Mobb tactic!!! Its not your a stranger that kills you in the Mobb it is always a close friend that knew you for years. I hope she beats this case but iam not beating on it because she is in China.
Once South America’s richest country, Venezuela implemented a socialist agenda.
Now people are starving to death.
Venezuela’s inflation, estimated by the International Monetary Fund to reach 720% in 2017, is the highest in the world. The economy has shrunk 27% since 2013, according to local investment bank Torino Capital; imports of food have plummeted 70%.
Huge numbers of Venezuelans are bringing their children as they rummage through garbage for food; farm crops are routinely stolen; groceries are looted. As The Wall Street Journal notes, things have become so dire that families padlock their refrigerators.
According to the National Poll of Living Conditions, 75% of Venezuelans said they had lost an average of 19 pounds last year. As a result, riots have erupted; by last Friday, more than 35 people had been reported killed.
Livia Machado, a physician and child malnutrition expert, said there has been a marked upswing in emaciated infants brought to the Domingo Luciani Hospital in Caracas. A recent study from the Catholic charity Caritas of 800 children under the age of 5 in Yare and three other communities showed that in February nearly 11% could die from severe acute malnutrition.
Meanwhile, government officials will not permit food and aid to be imported. 90% of homes in the country could not afford food to feed their residents.
As Juan Carlos Hidalgo wrote roughly one year ago:
During the course of a decade and a half, the government received nearly $1 trillion in oil revenues— the equivalent in today’s money of more than seven Marshall Plans. This was enough to mask the effect of hundreds of expropriations, stifling economic controls, and otherwise running the private economy into the ground. Part of the windfall was spent on social programs, which temporarily improved some social indicators and made the regime popular among poor Venezuelans.
But a couple of years ago, the then minister of education admitted that the aim of the regime’s policies was “not to take the people out of poverty so they become middle class and then turn into escuálidos” (a derogatory term to denote opposition members). In other words, the government wanted grateful, dependent voters, not prosperous Venezuelans. What defenders of the Bolivarian revolution have seldom acknowledged is that a significant portion of the oil revenues was simply stolen. It is difficult to specify an exact figure thanks to the government’s opaque finances, but two former ministers-turned-critics claim that it amounts to $300bn— an estimate consistent with independent analysis.