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In Pictures and Video: ‘Biggest Day of Climate Action in Planetary History’ – by Jake Johnson

In Pictures and Video:  Over 4 Million Strike Worldwide in Global Climate Strike

“We’re here to reclaim our right to live, our right to breathe, our right to exist.”

Thousands of demonstrators gather at the Jungfernstieg in Hamburg. (Photo: Axel Heimken/Picture Alliance via Getty Images)

Kicking off what organizers say will be the largest mass climate demonstration in history, millions of young people and their adult allies flooded the streets around the world Friday to take part in the Global Climate Strike and pressure world leaders to confront the ecological crisis with bold and urgent action.

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Modi visit to US: Trump appearance signals importance of India – BBC News

Five years ago, when Narendra Modi first stepped on US soil as India’s prime minister to chants of his name and “Hail Mother India”, many called it audacious.

The rock star reception at New York’s Madison Square Garden resembled a victory lap for a leader who had been denied entry into the US for almost a decade.

This Sunday (22 Sep 2019), the Indian leader will address a far bigger crowd of supporters at an event in Houston, Texas, and standing next to him will be the president of the United States – a visual that many believe will help Mr Modi shrug off some of the international criticism over his controversial move on Kashmir.

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Castration —- not the panacea for Sexual Healing of the Nation – By Yvonne Sam

– By Yvonne Sam

As the country prepares for election, the vote should hold the key to correction.

Permit me to respond to the impassioned plea of Hajji Dr. Roshan Khan, Chairman/Founder of RK’s Guyana Security Service in his article https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2019/09/15/i-support-this-form-of-punishment-for-paedophilia/ wherein he voiced his support for castration (chemical or surgical) as the deterrent for pedophilia.

Let us now fast backwards to an article that I wrote over two and a half years ago, on the selfsame issue https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2017/01/23/i-am-in-support-of-chemical-castration-for-sexual-aberration/, and calling for the selfsame mode of punishment.      Continue reading

China’s Most Ambitious Megaproject – One Belt, One Road (OBOR) – By Visual Capitalist

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 By   Visual Capitalist

Costing between $4-8 trillion and affecting 65 countries, China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative is the granddaddy of all megaprojects.

By the time of it’s estimated completion in 2049, OBOR will stretch from the edge of East Asia all the way to East Africa and Central Europe, and it will impact a lengthy list of countries that account for 62% of the world’s population and 40% of its economic output.

Today’s infographic from Raconteur helps visualize the initiative’s tremendous size, scale, and potential impact on Asian infrastructure.

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USA: Opioids overdose deaths … a manufactured tragedy – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Opioids overdose deaths a manufactured tragedy that has ensnared minorities and babies

— By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Within about 20 years, more than 76 billion opioid pills or painkillers were sold in just six years in the U.S., manufacturers and distributors made billions of dollars – and at least 400,000 people died from overdosing.

The nearest comparable crisis is the havoc wreaked by tobacco. And, just as cigarette manufacturers lied about the health risks of their products while aggressively marketing them, so too opioids makers are accused of spreading misleading information about their drugs. Tobacco companies agreed to a $246 billion settlement and opioids manufacturers are paying out hundreds of millions of dollars – to begin with – to settle lawsuits    Continue reading

Discount Domination: Dollar Stores are Thriving in America – Visual Capitalist

– in Visual  Capitalist

The retail landscape is in a constant state of flux.

E-commerce is indisputably disrupting almost every imaginable aspect of retail, creating what has been coined as the “retail apocalypse”. As a result, certain segments of the market have had well publicized meltdowns – electronics and apparel, in particular – and the U.S. now has far more retail floor space available than any other nation.

That said, there is one type of store that’s thriving in this unpredictable landscape – dollar stores.

Today, we examine data from the Institute of Local Self-Reliance, which puts the scale of the United States’ dollar store boom into perspective.

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London UK- Notting Hill Carnival 2019 day two – photo essay

Notting Hill carnival 2019 day two – photo essay

Photographer Anselm Ebulue found revellers feeling hot, hot, hot on the festival’s scorching second day

Main image: A masquerade dancer feeling the heat after temperatures soared at the Notting Hill carnival Photograph: Anselm Ebulue/Guardian

As temperatures soared to over 30C (86F) in London, the tempo picked up at the Notting Hill carnival – and so did the costumes. The elaborate handmade outfits known as mas – short for masquerade – are at the heart of the annual spectacular.

Video: The War on Consciousness – Graham Hancock

The War on Consciousness – Graham Hancock

What is death? Our materialist science reduces everything to matter, materialist science in the West says that we are just meat, we’re just our bodies. So when the brain is dead, that’s the end of consciousness, there is no life after death, there is no soul; we just rot and are gone.

Actually, many honest scientists should admit that consciousness is the greatest mystery of science and that we don’t know exactly how it works. The brain is involved in it some way but we’re not sure how. It could be that the brain generates consciousness the way a generator makes electricity, if you hold to that paradigm, then of course you can’t believe in life after death, when the generator’s broken, consciousness is gone.    Continue reading

Middle East: Saudi oil attacks push prices up by highest price surge since 1988

Price of Brent crude surges by more than $12 a barrel as 5% of world’s oil supply is wiped out

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The Saudi oil attacks have triggered the steepest crude market price surge in 30 years and stoked fears for the global economy.

The attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure led to the biggest jump in global prices since 1988 by wiping out 5.7m barrels of production a day – 5% of the world’s oil supply.

The price of Brent crude surged by more than $12 (£9.60) a barrel within seconds as trading began in London, quickly climbing to highs of $70.88 – a rise of more than 19% – before settling lower in a day of record-breaking oil trading. By Monday evening oil was trading at nearly $69, up 15% on the day.                Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association: A Great Year for the GCA Annual Events – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier
Recently, I reported on the first two events staged by the Guyana Cultural Association of New York in their 2019 Season of Events. They were the Centenary Concert to the memory and honour of Composer of patriotic songs, Valerie Rodway, and the Awards Ceremony at which singer/songwriter Dave Martins headed the list of Honorees, being the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
I feel compelled to let you know (if you do not already know) that the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc., is comprised of a group of patriotic and dedicated New York-based Guyanese, who have been keeping Guyana’s Culture alive in that metropolis for almost two decades. The staging of a variety of annual events such as an Awards Ceremony at which deserving cultural activists of Guyanese heritage are honoured.          Continue reading
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