Daily Archives: December 28, 2018

Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif jailed for seven years for graft

 Sharif jailed for seven years for graft and corruption

Nawaz Sharif

December 25. 2018 –  ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – A Pakistan court today jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for seven years on graft charges that he says were politically motivated.

The anti-corruption court said in its ruling that the three-time prime minister was unable to prove the source of income that led to his ownership of a steel mill in Saudi Arabia.

Sharif was sentenced in July to 10 years in prison by the same court, on charges related to the purchase of upscale apartments in London, after the Supreme Court removed him from power. He was released in September pending an appeal.       Continue reading

BOOK: “Cloaked in Faith” –  By Robert G. Lawrie

BOOK: “Cloaked in Faith” –  By Robert G. Lawrie

The Book and Author

Robert G. Lawrie, is formerly of Charity, on the Essequibo Coast of Guyana, South America.
He is presently residing in the United States, and has recently published a memoir titled “Cloaked in Faith.”
His unique story chronicles his experiences as a youth while living in Guyana, as a teenager and young adult living in the United States, his return to Guyana and then back again to the US.
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All along the way Rob encountered numerous challenges and obstacles which for most would have inhibited success. On the contrary, Rob propelled himself past these impediments and has not only survived but has thrived. Read about Rob’s challenges of homelessness, abuse, and attempted suicide and how they have been overcome through faith and motivation.

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Tinkering … will not make America’s justice system color-blind — By Mohamed Hamaludin

Tinkering around the edges will not make America’s justice system color-blind

— By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who admitted he lied to the FBI and was accused by a federal judge of betraying the flag and probably committing treason, is likely to get just probation. Another white man, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, accused of abusing perhaps hundreds of teenage girls, served less than two years in a cushy West Palm Beach jail. But Cyntoia Brown of Ohio, victim of sex-trafficking from age 16, has been languishing in prison for 14 years now of a 51-year sentence for killing the 43-year-old pimp who kept her captive.

Brown’s case is among the most egregious examples of how the system victimizes African American  women, though a few eventually won reprieve — but only after years behind bars.        Continue reading

Dynamic Women as Changemakers Event – Richmond Hill. NY – 19 January 2019

Our Top Infographics of 2018 List – Very Revealing Information

This year, we published more than 300 posts on Visual Capitalist, getting well over 20 million views along the way. 

While all of these posts are driven by powerful visuals and data-driven content, we can only select 18 of them on our hand-picked, annual list of our best work. Below, you’ll find our Top Infographics of 2018 List, which contains some of our most popular infographics, as well as a curation of staff favorites for the year.

Important Notes:   Below are the top posts of 2018. But first, a few quick notes:

  • Images below are small preview images for each large infographic and article
  • To view any post in full, click the image or link in the text. All links open in a new tab.
  • At the end, we’ll link to some honorable mentions, as well as the year-end lists for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
See Our Top Infographics of 2018
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