Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Castro blasts US, compares NATO to Nazi


Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance’s representatives to the Nazi SS.


In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island’s communist revolution also attacked US Senator John McCain over United States policy in the Middle East, calling him “Israel’s most unconditional ally.”
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What Happened in Ferguson


What Happened in Ferguson

Setting The Stage

To set the stage for what happened in Ferguson, it would probably be helpful to understand a bit about how the deck has been stacked against people of color in the United States.  Although slavery officially ended in 1863, it was ultimately replaced in the South by not only the state-sponsored terrorism of Jim Crow but unofficial re-enslavement via both the sharecropping system and arrest on trumped-up charges leading to unpaid labor on prison chain gangs. Continue..

Elderly woman tests positive for Ebola in Rivers


One of the three persons taken to the Ebola virus quarantine centre in Oduoha, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, has tested positive for the disease.

The latest case, an elderly woman, contracted the virus in Good Heart Hospital, the health facility where Iyke Enemuo, the doctor who treated a Nigerian ECOWAS diplomat, Koye Olu-Ibukun, died last week.

The two others – a doctor and a pharmacist – tested negative. Even though they had been released from the centre,   another round of tests will however   be carried out to reconfirm their status.
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Who is the fairest of them all?



Folk may remember the fairy tale about the queen who kept asking her charmed mirror, “Mirror! Mirror on the wall! Who’s the fairest of us all?” Initially, the mirror said, “My Queen, you are the fairest in the land.” Over time, Snow White, the queen’s stepdaughter grew into a very beautiful young woman, and the mirror’s answer became: “My Queen, you are the fairest here so true. But Snow White is a thousand times more beautiful.” Upon which the wicked queen asked a huntsman to take Snow White into the forest and kill her.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

See the Brazilian man born with his head upside-down


 A man born with physical disabilities so severe his head is Upside-down has defied the odds to become an inspirational public speaker.

Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 37, was born with his neck folded back on itself, as well as badly deformed legs and almost no use of his arms and hands. Doctors told his mother to stop feeding him as a newborn as they believed he had no chance of survival. But Claudio from Monte Santo, Brazil, has overcome his extreme disadvantages to graduate as an accountant and become a public speaker. 

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Head of US Diplomatic Mission Summoned in Ankara Over Snowden-Leaked NSA Spying Documents



Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned one of the most senior US diplomats in Turkey in order to explain reports on Washington’s spying activities in the country, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister, Bulent Arinc, said Monday.
"For reasons that the United States' name was mentioned, and such claims were made ... the charge d'affaires [the head of the diplomatic mission] has been called to the foreign ministry and information has been received from him,” Arinc told the press.
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Kiev Forces Responsible for Civilian Deaths in Luhansk - Human Rights Watch


Government fighters are largely responsible for the indiscriminate use of artillery and rockets within the Ukrainian city of Luhansk, while self-defense forces are responsible for their use in the outskirts of the city, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported in a Monday review of civilian casualties of the Ukraine crisis.


“While it was difficult to establish with certainty responsibility for individual attacks amid ongoing fighting,” stated the report released on Monday, “circumstantial evidence indicates that government forces were responsible for many of the attacks Human Rights Watch investigated in the city and that insurgent forces were responsible for several attacks against areas under government control on the outskirts.”
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#StopNATO and #NoToNATO: Anti-War Hashtags Getting Popular on Twitter Ahead of NATO Summit

Anti-war hashtags, such as #StopNATO and #NoToNATO, have been gaining in popularity on Twitter ahead of the NATO summit in Wales, Great Britain, slated for September 4 - 5.
Twitter users of the popular network join activists worldwide in speaking against aggressive policies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

NATO members are set to “address issues which threaten NATO countries’ national security, from fragile states to piracy, from terrorism to cyber attacks”, according to the statement published on the the UK government’s website. The summit is expected to focus on Russia and the crisis in Ukraine, as well as Afghanistan and withdrawal of troops.
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Donetsk, Luhansk Republics Call on Kiev to Acknowledge 'Special Status' - Statement



The self-proclaimed eastern Ukrainian regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics have called upon Kiev to acknowledge their special status in exchange for fulfilling the capitol's demands and promising to use maximum efforts to keep Ukraine a unified space.


“Equal negotiations are the single acceptable method for the People’s Republics on solving the conflict and restoring peace. The president, government and Verkhovna Rada (parliament of Ukraine) must accept in accordance with the spirit and letter of the Geneva Accords the legal acts guaranteeing…the acknowledgment by Kiev of the special status of the territories controlled by the People’s Republics,” a joint republic statement reads.
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Moscow ‘Shocked’ by Ukrainian Defense Minister’s Remarks of Looming Bloody War



The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday it was “shocked” by the Ukrainian defense minister’s recent remarks, in which he warned of an imminent war between Russia and Ukraine that would lead to thousands of deaths.


“Moscow, of course, noted the remarks by the Ukrainian defense chief Valeriy Heletei, who claimed that ‘the operation to free east Ukraine from terrorists is over’ and announced the beginning of ‘the Great patriotic war’ that would leave ‘dozens of thousands’ dead. The degree of adequacy of the Ukrainian defense minister, who published this post on his Facebook page, requires a careful study, albeit not by military experts,” the Ministry said in a statement.

Donetsk, Luhansk Republics Demand Kiev Guarantee Their Right to Use Russian



The self-proclaimed eastern Ukrainian republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are demanding that the Kiev government guarantee their right to use Russian as an official language.
“The president, the government and the Verkhovna Rada [parliament] must adopt legislative documents… guaranteeing the right of the people’s republics to use Russian as the official language,” the republics said in their joint negotiations’ statement.

NATO Spokesperson Says ‘Unaware’ of NATO Officers in Ukraine’s Mariupol


NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said Monday that she was unaware of possible presence of NATO officers in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol.  “On this particular issue I can say that I'm not aware of any NATO officers in Mariupol,” she said. Earlier today, Donetsk People’s Republic representatives said that a group of six NATO officers has been blocked in the town of Mariupol in Donetsk region.

Last week, Donetsk militia forces claimed to have taken control of checkpoints and strongholds in the outskirts of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine.
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Pope Francis Sends Letter to Residents of Beslan Who Mark 10 Years Since School Massacre



Pope Francis has written a letter to the residents of the town of Beslan in North Ossetia who are marking ten years since the Beslan school massacre, Italian media reported Monday.


Abbot Paolo De Carli, who sheltered 60 Beslan residents for two months at his monastery in the Trentino province in Italy in 2004, will take Pope Francis’s letter, the contents of which are not disclosed, to North Ossetia, the press service of the Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Bolzano told RIA Novosti.
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Poroshenko Wants Donetsk, Luhansk Republics to be Recognized as Terrorist Organizations


 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to raise the issue of recognizing the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as terrorist organizations during his upcoming visit to the United States, the president’s press service said in a statement Monday.


“Petro Poroshenko and [US Senator] Robert Menendez discussed the visit of the Ukrainian President to the United States planned for the second part of September and the scheduled meetings with US executives. The Head of State intends to raise the issue of recognizing the so-called DPR and LPR terrorist organizations in the course of his visit to the United States,” the statement says.
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UN Human Rights Council Says Islamic State Actions Amount to Crimes Against Humanity



The UN Human Rights Council on Monday condemned terrorist acts and systematic human rights abuses committed by the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq, saying they amount to crimes against humanity.


The council, which convened for a special session in Geneva earlier in the day, said in its resolution that it “condemns in the strongest possible terms systematic violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law resulting from the terrorist acts committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated groups, taking place since 10 June 2014 in several provinces of Iraq, which may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

Photos: Ministry of Works & Transport Project images

Jigawa State:
 Embarking on the construction and rehabilitation of multi billion naira roads projects across the state. Provision of facilities to improve the transport sector (new buses, tricycle cabs and guaranteeing the provision of loan to members of NURTW). Construction of multi billion naira township road.
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[VIDEO] China Approves Its 1st Ebola Drug


Experts in the General Department of Logistics of Chinese People’s Liberation Army have agreed on the manufacturing approval of the first Ebola drug. The drug named "JK-05?, and has been developed by the Institute of Microbiology Epidemiology under Academy of Military Medical Sciences. It is the country’s first drug for the treatment of the deadly Ebola virus. (QNA)
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Photos From a Fatal Accident Involving The University Of Ghana Bus

 15 people lost their lives on Sunday evening at about 6:30pm when a 207 Benz bus collided with an orange urvan on the Juaso-Konongo road in the Ashanti Region. Based on eyewitnesses who reported to us, the 207 Mercedes Benz overtook an automobile leading to the bus colliding with the urvan car. The accident was so severe it finished up causing more cars and buses to crash to the accident cars. These includeed a University of Ghana Institute of Statistical Bus. Fortunate enough, nobody died on the bus but many were injured and were rushed to the Konongo Hospital. Nearly all passengers that died were on the yellow urvan car. About 15 people have already been reported dead though not confirmed.

Ebola: Female doctor tests positive in PH



A lady doctor who was simply on admission at the Green Hart hospital where late Port Harcourt doctor, Iyke Enemoah, was treated after he got contaminated with the deadly virus by an ECOWAS official, has tested positive to Ebola.

Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu revealed this today September 1st in  a meeting of the National Emergency Council on Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

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No Ebola Victim in Lagos Hotel - Health Authorities

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Umaru Manko
There was no case of Ebola virus detected among lodgers in a Lagos popular resort, Beni Hotels, authorities in Lagos and Abuja disclosed yesterday.

Men of the Nigerian Police from the Area A Command, Lion Building, Ikoyi, Lagos State, and operatives of the Nigerian Immigration Service, had on Friday raided a hotel and a guest house on Lagos Island, arresting 39 foreign nationals over the Ebola Virus Disease scare. 

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