Daily Archives: 05/16/2019

US: NYC Mayor de Blasio launches bid for Democratic presidential nomination

Bill de Blasio

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, an unapologetically progressive Democrat who has been a frequent critic of the Trump administration’s policies, has decided to go after the president’s job.

De Blasio, 57, launched his candidacy for president on Thursday with the central campaign message, “Working People First,” after months of speculation that he would add his name to a growing list of Democrats eager to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

In a video released on Thursday, de Blasio returned to the theme of income inequality that animated his first mayoral campaign in 2013, when he emerged as a leading voice for the burgeoning left wing that has since reshaped his party.      Continue reading

TED Video: Religions and babies and global population growth| Hans Rosling

TED Video: Religions and babies | Hans Rosling

Published on May 22, 2012
http://www.ted.com Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others — and how does this affect global population growth? Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, he graphs data over time and across religions. With his trademark humor and sharp insight, Hans reaches a surprising conclusion on world fertility rates.

U.S: Missing  and abused Native American women no longer invisible — By Mohamed Hamaludin

— By Mohamed Hamaludin

Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, 22, an eight-months-pregnant member of the Spirit Lake Nation in Fargo, North Dakota, disappeared in 2017. Her body was found in a river, her unborn infant cut from her womb, The Associated Press reported. Alyssa McLemore, 21, of Washington state, a member of the Aleut tribe, disappeared in 2008 after saying she would be boarding a bus to go help her ailing grandmother.

They are among thousands of Indigenous women and girls who went missing, according a database being assembled by cartographer Annita Lucchesi, the AP’s Sharon Cohen reported. “No one knows precisely how many there are because some cases go unreported, others aren’t documented thoroughly and there isn’t a specific government database tracking these cases,” Cohen said.

Rep. Deb Haaland, D-Mexico, of the Laguna Pueblo, one of the first two Indigenous women elected to Congress, called it “the silent crisis of missing and murdered Native women.”            Continue reading

A Tale of Two Guyanese Diplomats – by Francis Quamina Farrier

A Tale of Two Guyanese Diplomats – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Two Guyanese Diplomats who are serving in two major countries, are scheduled to be in their native Guyana shortly. They will be here to receive the National Award of The Cacique’s Crown of Honour (CCH), which has been announced to be bestowed on them for their sterling service to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in Business and the Diplomatic Service. The two diplomats are, His Excellency Mr. Hamley Case, CCH and His Excellency, Dr. Riyad Insanally, CCH, both former students of Queens College.

Mr Hamley Case, was appointed Guyana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, as well as Non-Resident Ambassador to a number of other eastern European countries. They are Russia, Iceland, Estonia, France and Latvia. Dr. Riyad Insanally, is Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States of America and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS).      Continue reading

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