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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

 

Wikipedia’s Article of the Day August 21, 2019: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton (born 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, and writer. She was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, a U.S. senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and the 67th secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. As a Democrat running in the 2016 presidential election, she became the first woman to receive the nomination of a major U.S. political party. Clinton was raised in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. She graduated from Wellesley College, and in 1973 earned a law degreeRead More


Australian court upholds Cardinal Pell child sex convictions

Cardinal George Pell arrives at the Supreme Court in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill) MELBOURNE, Australia (Associated Press) — An Australian court by a 2-1 majority ruling Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of children sex abuse. The Victoria state Court of Appeal rejected Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of the unanimous verdicts a jury issued in December finding Pope Francis’ former finance minister guilty of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in Melbourne’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996 andRead More


Kenya’s First Football Team of People Living with Albinism (VIDEO)

NAIROBI – Growing up with albinism, 24-year-old Allan Herbert, a Kenyan journalism graduate, knew he was different. While he did not experience the same stigmatism and discrimination of his peers living with albinism, he had to be shielded from the sun by his peers. It is this special treatment and media stories of the brutal attacks suffered against albinos that made Herbert start a football team — his way of helping people with the genetic disorder fight for their space in Kenya. This past weekend, the team won its debutRead More


Kenya’s First Football Team of People Living with Albinism (VIDEO)

NAIROBI – Growing up with albinism, 24-year-old Allan Herbert, a Kenyan journalism graduate, knew he was different. While he did not experience the same stigmatism and discrimination of his peers living with albinism, he had to be shielded from the sun by his peers. It is this special treatment and media stories of the brutal attacks suffered against albinos that made Herbert start a football team — his way of helping people with the genetic disorder fight for their space in Kenya. This past weekend, the team won its debutRead More


Burkina Faso Leader Laments ‘Dark Stain’ After Attack Kills 24 Soldiers

FILE – Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore speaks during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, May 1, 2019. OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters)  – Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation’s fight against Islamist militants, which the president on Tuesday called a “dark stain” on the country’s history. Seven other soldiers were wounded in the attack on Monday and five are still missing, the military and President Roch Marc Kabore saidRead More


Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by military leader

CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudan on Tuesday completed the formation of an 11-member sovereign council that will run the country for a three-year transitional period until elections, a spokesman for the ruling military council told a news conference. The sovereign council will be led by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who is the head of the transitional military council (TMC), which has ruled Sudan since April, when the military deposed veteran leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Members of the sovereign council and the prime minister will be sworn in on Wednesday. LastRead More


Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by military leader

CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudan on Tuesday completed the formation of an 11-member sovereign council that will run the country for a three-year transitional period until elections, a spokesman for the ruling military council told a news conference. The sovereign council will be led by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who is the head of the transitional military council (TMC), which has ruled Sudan since April, when the military deposed veteran leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir. Members of the sovereign council and the prime minister will be sworn in on Wednesday. LastRead More


UGANDA: Opposition parties need to learn from ANT – @HeBobiWine @MugishaMuntu @KizzaBesigye1 @FDCofficial1 @SejuDav

I will just put down some few points for opposition including links from prior posts. LONG POST ALERT. It is a fact that Military Dictator Yoweri Museveni will never hand over power to any opposition party in Uganda unless mandated by the money givers. Museveni will never lose an election and elections only legitimize him. However, what Dr. Kizza Besigye has been doing since 2001 has been exposing the Museveni regime and awakening Ugandans.  This work cannot be despised and we owe him a lot. The only thing that happenedRead More


ENERGY: Oil report for August 20, 2019 (CHARTS)

By OILPRICE.COM – The volume of natural gas that is flowing to export terminals in the U.S. reached a record high in July, hitting 6 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), or 7 percent of total U.S. natural gas production, according to the EIA. – U.S. LNG exports reached a record high 5.2 bcf/d in July. – Two more LNG export facilities – Elba Island LNG in Georgia and Freeport LNG in Texas – are set to begin operations within the next two months. Market Movers – Chevron (NYSE: CVX) hasRead More


ENERGY: Oil report for August 20, 2019 (CHARTS)

By OILPRICE.COM – The volume of natural gas that is flowing to export terminals in the U.S. reached a record high in July, hitting 6 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), or 7 percent of total U.S. natural gas production, according to the EIA. – U.S. LNG exports reached a record high 5.2 bcf/d in July. – Two more LNG export facilities – Elba Island LNG in Georgia and Freeport LNG in Texas – are set to begin operations within the next two months. Market Movers – Chevron (NYSE: CVX) hasRead More