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22 Jul 19
Shotgun Poem

Vain till that I pray you by five years he started a gold ring from off from the wind and as though a ship flew past it off his helmet and to the dark spot something like to waste their followers saw the King Aylmer spoke up his heart and the Cayugas the ground at […]

22 Jul 19
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Home STORY CHARACTERS CREW GALLERY NEWS SCREENINGS TAKE ACTION CONTACT What if your country was swallowed by the sea? ABOUT THE MOVIEWATCH THE TRAILER             WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER ABOUT ANOTE’S ARK What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most […]

22 Jul 19
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico braced early Monday for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to take over one of the island’s busiest highways Monday morning to press demands for the resignation of Rosselló over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat the governor had with allies as well as federal corruption charges leveled against his administration. The anticipated march in the capital of San Juan came a day after Rosselló announced that he would not quit, but sought to calm the unrest by promising not to seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. That only further angered his critics, who have mounted street demonstrations for more than a week. “The people are not going to go away,” said Johanna Soto, of the northeastern city of Carolina. “That’s what he’s hoping for, but we outnumber him.” Organizers labeled the planned road shutdown “660,510 + 1,” which represents the number of people who voted for Rosselló plus one more to reject his argument that he is not resigning because he was chosen by the people. Monday would be the 10th consecutive day of protests, and more were being called for later in the week. The island’s largest mall, Plaza de las Américas, closed ahead of the protest as did dozens of other businesses. In a video posted Sunday night on Facebook, Rosselló said he welcomed people’s freedom to express themselves. He also said he was looking forward to defending himself against the process of impeachment, whose initial stages are being explored by Puerto Rico’s legislature. “I hear you,” he said the brief video. “I have made mistakes and I have apologized.” The 889 pages of chat on the encrypted app Telegram between the governor and 11 close allies and members of his administration, all men, showed the governor and his advisers insulting women and mocking constituents, including the victims of Hurricane Maria. Hours after Rosselló spoke Sunday, another top government official submitted his resignation. “Unfortunately the events in recent weeks, including the attitudes reflected in the comments of officials and advisers of the current administration, do not match my values and principles,” wrote Gerardo Portela, principal investment officer, president of Puerto Rico’s Economic Development Bank and executive director of the Housing Finance Authority. Since the chat leaked July 13, hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have marched to Rosselló’s official residence in the largest protest movement on the island since Puerto Ricans successfully demonstrated to bring an end to U.S. Navy military training on the island of Vieques more than 15 years ago. Ramphis Castro of Guayama arrived in San Juan late Sunday after more than an hour-long drive to prepare for Monday’s march. He said he was incensed after Rosselló’s announcement Sunday. “When is he going to say that he’s resigning,” Castro exclaimed. “This makes people even more angry.” The upheaval comes as the U.S. territory is struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria and trying to restructure part of $70 billion in debt amid a 13-year recession in this territory of more than 3 million American citizens who do not have full representation in Congress or a vote for president. Normally, a governor who resigns would be replaced by Puerto Rico’s secretary of state, but Luis Rivera Marín quit that job amid the uproar over the chat, so the next in line would be the justice secretary, Wanda Vázquez. Pressure on Rosselló to step down has intensified as the chorus calling for his resignation grew to include Puerto Rico music superstars Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny and Residente and a string of U.S. politicians including Congress members from both parties, several Democratic presidential candidates and Puerto Rico’s non-voting representative in Congress. Rosselló was elected governor in November 2016 with nearly 50% of the vote, and he had already announced his intention to seek a second term. A graduate of MIT with a doctorate in genetics, he is the son of former Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Rosselló, who flew to the island to marshal support after the chat was made public. The governor belongs to the New Progressive Party, which seeks statehood for the island, and he is also a Democrat. Most of his time has been spent seeking federal funds since Hurricane Maria devastated the island on Sept. 20, 2017, and battling austerity measures implemented by a federal control board that Congress set up to oversee the island government’s finances. The upheaval against Rosselló prompted at least four cruise ships to cancel visits to Puerto Rico, and many officials worry about the impact a resignation would have on the already fragile economy as the island rebuilds from Maria, a Category 4 storm that caused more than an estimated $100 billion in damage. Another concern is the recent string of arrests involving federal corruption charges targeting Puerto Rico officials, among them two former agency heads, including former education secretary Julia Keleher. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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22 Jul 19
Shotgun Poem

Learned to the eager persuasions of them to his eyebrows and bid him in voiceless grief. May God help me! said I would have dishonoured it the hall. Then she only in a truce and all his armour at thy lips concerning these gifts with tears. It seemed to her with her heart. If therefore […]

22 Jul 19
EAST ASIA NEWSWIRE

VIETNAM Authored by David Hutt via The Asia Times, Southeast Asian nation has dramatically whipsawed between US-China trade war winner to potential next big tariffed loser The popular consensus is that Vietnam has been one of the world’s biggest US-China trade war winners, as global supply chains shift production away from tariff-hit China and towards the […]

22 Jul 19
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Physics is a difficult subject to master because there are so many challenging aspects that can be overwhelming. There are many abstract theories that are not easy to understand. Some students find that Physics is easy, while other students would turn to their parents for help in their Physics assignments. Many parents prefer to seek […]

22 Jul 19
Shotgun Poem

Elevated rank for us alone into the other is a more for the King bade him up her lord and led him in fury and gave you my father and valour of grace of Hiawatha. He went and brought him the deceiver and as he slumbered and custom were he might teach him all over […]

22 Jul 19
Shotgun Poem

King. Come with wine. Fair Queen he was spent and another he invested Sohrab fall by the best to greet him as that lie near in this be preserved from his former pupil but Horn to disgrace you why I espouse. And when she could guess his side and have slain his arm an answer […]

22 Jul 19
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This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Andrew Desiderio and Kyle Cheney on politico.com on July 21, 2019.House Democrats are facing a daunting challenge this week – goading Robert Mueller into offering testimony that could irreparably damage Donald Trump’s presidency.In the three months since the conclusion of […]

22 Jul 19
AREWA.ng - Nigeria news.

Mr. Peter Obi, a Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23 presidential election, has condemned the incessant killings in Nigerians. He however noted that the targeting of Nigerians by the killers “has a lot to do with the way and manner we as a nation value and treat our […]

22 Jul 19
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Best Youth Baseball Gear is a youth baseball equipment guide by a team of parents and former professional baseball players. We give tips to improve our youth’s baseball skills, provide excitement for the game and promote this wonderful game across the world.

22 Jul 19
John Hughes-Wilson

The row that has blown up over the leaking of the British ambassador’s private opinions of President Trump and his administration has far-reaching consequences. In a crude but accurate of an ambassador’s job description, Sir Christopher Meyer in his memoir, DC Confidential, revealed that Tony Blair’s chief of staff had instructed him to ‘get up […]