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Friday, September 6, 2019

India: YSR Congress Lost Public Confidence- PCC Vice President

India: YSR Congress Lost Public Confidence- PCC Vice President

YSR Congress lost public confidence- PCC vice president
Pradesh Congress Committee(PCC) vice president N.Tulasi Reddy has alleged that YSR Congress government totally failure in addressing the various problems being faced by the people during its 100 days rule. 

Addressing the press conference here on Friday he said that people are feeling insecure in all fronts following undemocratic rule being implemented in the state. 

Pointing out the credibility of chief minister for always concentrating on how to abolish the schemes and demolish the structures which were introduced and constructed during the regime of the TDP government. 

The PCC vice president recalled that demolishing Rs 9crores worth Prajavedika, and houses constructed under NTR urban housing scheme, going for reverse tendering related the Polavaram project, Amaravathi, taken back the lands sanction for Machili patnam port etc witnessed Jagan Mohan Reddy has developed a personal grudge against the former chief minister. 

He said that YSR Congress fails to keep its promises related to providing pensions for 45 years old people, implementation liquor ban on the phased manner, conducting enquiry over misusing of funds in irrigation projects. 

The PCC leader warned that people might have a revolt on the government if the same situation continued for some more time. Party leaders B.Jakaraiah, SK Satar, N.Srinivasa Rao and others were present. 
Protests Continue In Hong Kong, Students Form Human Chains

Protests Continue In Hong Kong, Students Form Human Chains

Protests Continue In Hong Kong, Students Form Human Chains

Students and alumni from at least five Hong Kong schools formed human chains Friday to raise awareness for the remaining four demands of protesters involved in months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

The continuing act of defiance came two days after Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced that her government will be formally withdrawing an extradition bill that sparked the demonstrations. The proposed legislation would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China to stand trial.

Despite the hard-fought concession, some protesters have said they will continue their resistance because the government has committed to fulfilling only one of their five demands, which include electoral reforms and an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality.

Hong Kong is a former British colony that was returned to China in 1997 under the so-called "one country, two systems" framework, which promised the territory certain democratic rights not afforded to the mainland. In recent years, however, some Hong Kong residents have accused Beijing of steadily eroding those freedoms.

Students in blue school dresses held hands Friday outside the Maryknoll Convent School, a Catholic girls' school. They paired their uniforms with surgical masks, in the style of protesters who wear masks to conceal their identities and mitigate the effects of tear gas. Alumni from various schools and clad in protesters' trademark black also joined similar chains in the district.

One young man dressed in a shirt bearing his school's emblem held up a placard that said "Freedom."

The demonstrations that began in June have become increasingly violent in recent weeks, with protesters throwing Molotov cocktails and police officers using tear gas, batons and water cannons. More than 1,000 people have been arrested.

While the extradition bill was the trigger for the movement, it has since shifted its target toward the police, who have been accused of using excessive force. The authorities say they have only used the minimum amount of force necessary to quell riotous demonstrators.

Lam on Wednesday said her government would not accept the other demands, and instead named two new members to an existing police watchdog agency investigating police conduct.

Serena Cruises To U.S. Open Final, Beats Svitolina

Serena Cruises To U.S. Open Final, Beats Svitolina

Serena Cruises To U.S. Open Final, Beats Svitolina

A rampaging Serena Williams moved to the brink of a record equaling 24th career Grand Slam title on Thursday storming past Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-1 to book her spot in the U.S. Open final.

Since returning to action after the birth of her first child Williams has come agonizingly close to matching Margaret Court’s mark three times and will have a chance on Saturday to do so in front of an adoring home crowd for a second successive year.

In 2018 Williams was left in tears following a chaotic and controversial loss to Naomi Osaka on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

She has also lost two Wimbledon finals since her return.

Now all that stands between the 37-year-old and her Holy Grail is Canadian Bianca Andreescu or Swiss Belinda Bencic, who will meet in the other semi-final later on Thursday.

The semi-final offered a classic matchup of styles with Williams and her prodigious power up against Svitolina, one of the best counter punches in the women’s game.

Williams did not have her ‘A’ game in warm conditions but the former-world number one knew exactly what was needed particularly on the big points.

The fifth seeded Ukrainian had no shortage of chances but could not convert any of six break opportunities.

A ruthless Williams, however, bombarded Svitolina with punishing forehands and six aces to register her 101st U.S. Open win, which tied her with Chris Evert for the most at Flushing Meadows. (Reuters/NAN)
Shocking!!!: Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement

Shocking!!!: Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement

Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement To Focus On Family

Shocking!!!: Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement

American superstar, Nicki Minaj on 5th of September surprised fans by announcing her retirement from rap, saying she was going to focus on family.

FreshReporters News gathered that the rapper made the announcement on Thursday via her Twitter page @nickiminaj.

Minaj says....
“I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, [X] in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me.
“Love you for LIFE,” the post reads, closing with emojis.”
The Grammy-nominated rapper is dating a man called Kenneth Petty and has hinted that they are planning to get married.

Shocking!!!: Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement
Apart from music, the 36-year-old has appeared in several Hollywood films and has her own radio show.

It was not clear whether or not the post was serious, a plea for attention, or, as the second sentence suggests, an act of spite toward naysayers.

In August, she said on her Queen Radio show that she and boyfriend Kenneth Petty will be married “in 80 days.”

After releasing a string of mixtapes in the 2000s, Nicki Minaj joined Drake on Lil Wayne’s record label Young Money Entertainment.

Her debut album Pink Friday came out in 2010 and has since released mega-hits like ‘Super Bass’, ‘Anaconda’ and ‘Starships’, which established her as one of the world’s biggest female rappers.
Shocking!!!: Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement

Her solo albums have sold millions as well as her collaborations with Ludacris, Usher, David Guetta, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Kanye West and Justin Bieber.

She has been nominated for ten Grammys, won five MTV Video Music Awards and broken the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 entries by a solo female artist.

Away from music, her film appearances include ‘The Other Woman’ and ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’.

Zimbabwe Ex-President Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

Zimbabwe Ex-President Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

Zimbabwe Ex-President Robert Mugabe Dies At 95
Robert Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe with an iron fist from 1980 to 2017, has died aged 95, the country’s president announced Friday.

First heralded as a liberator who rid the former British colony of Rhodesia of white minority rule, Mugabe used repression and fear to hold on to power in Zimbabwe until he was finally ousted by his previously loyal military generals.

“It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President… Robert Mugabe,” Emmerson Mnangagwa said in a tweet.
“Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten.”

Mugabe had been battling ill health, and his humiliating fall from office in November 2017, his stamina seeped away rapidly. He was hospitalised in Singapore for months for an undisclosed ailment, Mnangagwa had confirmed earlier this year.

No further details were immediately available about the circumstances of his death, or where he died.

The Mugabe years are widely remembered for his crushing of political dissent, and policies that ruined the economy.

The former political prisoner turned guerrilla leader swept to power in the 1980 elections after a growing insurgency and economic sanctions forced the Rhodesian government to the negotiating table.

In office, he initially won international plaudits for his declared policy of racial reconciliation and for extending improved education and health services to the black majority.

But that faded as rapidly as he cracked down on opponents, including a campaign known as Gukurahundi that killed an estimated 20,000 dissidents.

The violent seizure of white-owned farms turned Mugabe into an international pariah — though his status as a liberation hero still resonates strongly in most of Africa.

Aimed largely at placating angry war veterans who threatened to destabilise his rule, the land reform policy wrecked the crucial agricultural sector, caused foreign investors to flee and helped plunge the country into economic misery.

All along, the Mugabe regime was widely accused of human rights violations and of rigging elections.

The topic of his succession was virtually taboo during Mugabe’s decades-long rule, and a vicious struggle to take over after his death became clear among the ruling elite as he reached his 90s and became visibly frail.


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Iran: 7 Crew Members Released From Seized British-Flagged Oil Tanker

Iran: 7 Crew Members Released From Seized British-Flagged Oil Tanker

Iran releases 7 crew members from seized British-flagged oil tanker

The release of a Seven crew member on a British-flagged oil tanker that was seized by Iran in July have been made and were heading for a “safe location,” the Sweden-based shipping company that operates the Stena Impero said.

The shipping company’s chief executive, Erik Hanell said this in a statement on Thursday.

They are “now travelling to a safe location where they will be reunited with their families.

They will receive medical checks and a debriefing before being repatriated to their home countries at the earliest opportunity,” Hanell said.

He told dpa that the seven were en route to Dubai, adding that the company would not give out the names of any crew members.

Meanwhile, he had no new information about the possible release of the Stena Impero from an Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.

He added that 16 crew members were remaining on board in line with the so-called Minimum Safe Manning Certificate that is issued by the flag state and sets the minimum number of crew needed to safely operate the vessel.

Last month, Hanell met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during the diplomat’s tour of the Nordic region.
 Boris Johnson Suffers Major Defeat In No-Deal Brexit Vote

Boris Johnson Suffers Major Defeat In No-Deal Brexit Vote

 Boris Johnson Suffers Major Defeat In No-Deal Brexit Vote
 Boris Johnson

After hours of heated debate, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost a major vote in Parliament that could force him to delay Brexit. The PM is now pushing for a snap election, but he'll need a majority of MPs to do so.

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is pushing for a new general election after losing a historic vote in Parliament on Tuesday evening to block a no-deal Brexit.

Lawmakers voted 328 to 301 to take control of parliamentary business in order to debate a bill on Wednesday that would prevent Johnson from taking the UK out of the European Union without a withdrawal agreement on October 31.

Johnson has repeatedly said he intends to pull the UK out of the bloc in just a few weeks' time, even without a deal in place. Many lawmakers, including several in Johnson's Conservative party, are concerned that crashing out without a deal would be disastrous for Britain's economy and lead to medicine, food and fuel shortages.
The contentious vote in the House of Commons came after Johnson moved to suspend Parliament for several weeks leading up to the October 31 deadline. On Wednesday morning a judge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh ruled in favor of Johnson's decision to suspend parliament, providing some breathing space for the prime minister.

What happens next?

  • MPs are now due to debate and vote on legislation on Wednesday that would require Johnson to delay Brexit until January 31 unless Parliament approves a new deal or votes to support a no-deal Brexit by October 19.
  • Even if the bill passes, any extension to the departure date would also require the approval of the remaining 27 EU member-states — who have said that the UK must provide a valid reason for delaying.
  • Lawmakers are also likely to vote on whether to hold a snap election, after Johnson said he would table the motion. It's unclear if the measure will pass, as it requires a two-thirds majority in Parliament.

Rebel Conservatives face expulsion
The deciding factor in Tuesday's vote came from rebel Conservative lawmakers who voted against Johnson's government despite the threat of being thrown out of the party.
Some 21 Tory MPs voted to support the plan to halt a no-deal Brexit. Among them are Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Britain's World War II leader Winston Churchill, as well as two former finance ministers: Philip Hammond and Kenneth Clarke.

Soames told the BBC that he has only voted against a Tory government three times during his 37 years as a Conservative MP and that he would not be running again as a candidate in the next election.
"But that's the fortunes of war. I knew what I was doing. But I just believe that they're not playing straight with us. To say you want a deal is quite different from saying you want a deal that isn't achievable. And what he wants isn't achievable and he knows it," he said.
Johnson suffered a further defeat earlier on Tuesday when he lost his one-seat majority in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Philip Lee dramatically defected to the Liberal Democrats while Johnson was addressing Parliament.

EU preparing for no-deal
While Johnson and British lawmakers lock horns over Brexit policy, the EU is continuing to prepare for the worst.

A spokeswoman for the European Commission said that they are operating on the "working assumption" that the UK will leave the bloc at the end of October.
On Wednesday, the Commission will present a proposal to offer financial support for EU businesses, workers and farmers that would be hardest hit in the event of a no-deal.
The EU plans on using the European Solidarity Fund, which is normally used to help victims of natural disasters, as well as the European Globalization Adjustment Fund to help workers who may be dismissed if the UK crashes out without a deal, according to documents seen by Reuters news agency.
One of the major sticking points has been over the so-called backstop to ensure that there is no physical border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Johnson wants it taken out of the current withdrawal agreement, telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron that he has an alternative.

The EU said it has not yet received a proposal from the British government about overcoming an impasse.
(Dw, AP, AFP, dpa)
China, U.S To Resume High-Level Trade Talks Very Soon

China, U.S To Resume High-Level Trade Talks Very Soon

China, U.S To Resume High-Level Trade Talks In October
China, U.S To Resume High-Level Trade Talks In October

China and the United States agreed to hold high-level trade talks in early October in Washington, China’s commerce ministry said, amid fears that an escalating trade war could trigger a global economic recession.

Asian shares extended gains and US stock futures jumped on the news.

The announcement followed a call earlier in the day between China’s Vice Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website. China’s central bank governor Yi Gang was also on the call.

Both sides agreed that they should work together and take practical actions to create good conditions for consultations,” the ministry said.

Trade teams from the two countries will hold talks in mid-September before the high-level talks next month, the ministry said. Both sides agreed to take actions to create favorable conditions, it said.

A spokesman for the US Trade Representative’s office confirmed that Lighthizer and Mnuchin spoke with Liu and said they agreed to hold ministerial-level trade talks in Washington “in the coming weeks”.

Washington began imposing 15 percent tariffs on an array of Chinese imports on Sunday, while China began placing new duties on US crude oil. That prompted China to lodge a complaint against the United States at the World Trade Organization.

The US plans to increase the tariff rate to 30 percent from the 25 percent duty already in place on US$250 billion worth of Chinese imports from Oct. 1.

US President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday he would be tougher on Beijing in a second term if trade talks dragged on, compounding market fears that ongoing trade disputes between the US and China could trigger a US recession.

Chinese leaders will have a packed schedule next month, gearing up for National Day celebrations scheduled for Oct. 1.

They will also hold a key meeting in October to discuss improving governance and “perfecting” the country’s socialist system, state media has said, more than a year after the last was held.

Record Breaker!!!: 74-Year Old Woman To Deliver Twins

Record Breaker!!!: 74-Year Old Woman To Deliver Twins

74-Year Old Woman To Deliver Twins
70 year old Indian woman who gave birth to twins 
in 2015 as 74 year old set to break it today
A 74-year old woman will deliver twin babies on Thursday in India after being married for 54 years without a child.

Yerramatti Raja Rao is set to be delivered of her babies in a private hospital in Guntur city, India as doctors have made all arrangements for the procedure.

The birth of the twin babies will topple a record set by another Indian woman who gave birth to twin babies in 2015 at the age of 70.

The oldest woman ever reported to have a baby was in Italy at the age of 101.

According to doctors Yerramatti Raja Rao who hailed from Nelapartipadu in East Godavari district married Mangayamma on March 22, 1962.

After few years of their marriage, they expected children, but dreams were not fulfilled.

Though the couple became old, their dream was not fulfilled.

Recently, a woman residing near their house became pregnant at the age of 55-years through IVF.

Mangayamma drew inspiration from her.

She along with her husband approached Ahalya Nursing Home in Guntur city.

They met IVF experts Dr.Sanakkayala Umashankar. The doctors collected Mangayamma’s husband sperm and tried in the IVF system. Doctors efforts were fruitful.

Since then, Mangayamma was under the supervision of doctors in the nursing home.

Dr.Umashankar decided to perform cesarean to her today at 10.30 am. The doctors noticed twins in her womb. . They have made arrangements to perform delivery to the old age woman.

Mangayamma is eagerly waiting for children.

Dr. Umashankar said ” If Mangayamma will give birth to children, it will become world record”

(Hans India)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

American Woman Caught Hiding Week-Old Baby In Flight Bag In Philippines

American Woman Caught Hiding Week-Old Baby In Flight Bag In Philippines

US Woman Caught Hiding Week-Old Baby In Flight Bag In Philippines

A woman aged 43 from the United States identified as Jennifer Talbot was arrested by immigration officials in Philippines today, September 4, while attempting to smuggle a 6-day-old baby out of the country in a carry-on bag. 

FreshReporters News gathered that she was caught after a staff from Delta Airlines alerted airport police shortly after she checked in. 

The American woman was grilled by police on the identity of the infant and how she came to have him after officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila discovered the child inside "an oversized belt bag" around her waist.

One of the spokesman for the Bureau of Immigration said;
"The infant was hidden in the oversized belt bag, and she did not declare nor present him to the immigration inspector.

"The suspect was not able to provide any documents showing she had the authority to take the baby onboard the plane".

American Woman Caught Hiding Week-Old Baby In Flight Bag In Philippines

Confirming the arrest of the suspect, Grifton Medina, Head of the Bureau of Immigration’s Port Operations Division said she claimed she was the baby’s aunt.
“She said she was bringing the baby to the U.S. to get vaccinations and participate in some religious rites,’’ he told Manila radio station DZBB.

Talbot who was initially held by the Bureau of Immigration has been turned over to the National Bureau of Investigation for more questioning, medics are now carrying out checks to confirm the nationality and exact age of baby said to be in good health. 
American Woman Caught Hiding Week-Old Baby In Flight Bag In Philippines