• Mark Zuckerberg under fire for aiding Trump's victory, but says 'Critics are crazy'

    11/Nov/2016 // 469 Viewers

     

    PARIS, NOVEMBER 11, 2016: (DGW) AMID mounting criticisms that free use of false information on Facebook aided Trump's victory in the just concluded US presidential election, Facebook founder , Mark Zuckerberg has risen to defend his platform saying that Facebook owes no one any apology and therefore should not be held responsible.

    While speaking on  at Techonomy, a technology conference in California, Zuckerberg said that “the idea that fake news on Facebook influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea.” 

    Facebook, the social networking giant, he said only gives people power to share so that we can make the world more open and connected'

    His words: “My goal, and what I care about, is giving people the power to share so we can make the world more open and connected. That requires building a good version of News Feed. We still have work to do on that. We’re going to keep improving it.''

    “If you believe that then I don’t think you have internalized the message Trump supporters are trying to send in this election.”

    For an increasing number of people, particularly Americans, Facebook is becoming the primary source of news coverage.

    The site’s News Feed is specifically designed to show users content it thinks will be of most interest, creating what some describe as a “filter bubble” that reinforces a person’s view without injecting differences in opinion.

    Earlier this year, Facebook was accused of being anti-Trump after it was alleged its human moderators were favouring liberal stories from appearing in people’s “trending stories” box.

    While denying that claim, the site did sack its human team, instead relying solely on an algorithm to determine which stories were shown to be most popular, reports the BBC.

    As a consequence, stories which were later proved entirely false appeared on the timelines of a large number of users, reports the BBC.

    When asked about checks and balances needed to keep a company like Facebook in line, Zuckerberg said it was about “listening to what people want”.

    “My goal, and what I care about, is giving people the power to share so we can make the world more open and connected. That requires building a good version of News Feed. We still have work to do on that. We’re going to keep improving it.

    “On the community guidelines, I think as norms change and people want to see more news, I think we’ll have to continue to evolve the guidelines to reflect the value that the community holds.”


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  • Why Hillary lost to Trump - US Political Analysts open up

    11/Nov/2016 // 1689 Viewers

     

    PARIS, NOVEMBER 11, 2016: (DGW) BARELY 72 hours after the US President-elect Donald Trump was declared   winner of the just concluded US presidential election, fresh facts have emerged why the former Democrats presidential candidate lost in the keenly contested election, the Los Angeles Times has reported.

    According to reports, Hillary Clinton would have won the popular votes by well over one million votes had all registered voters voted. Over 4.3 million registered voters boycotted the polls in California thus giving Mr. Trump an edge over his rival.

    The paper reports that ''when all the ballots were counted — some 4.3 million remained in California as of Thursday night, according to the state’s secretary of state — Hillary Clinton will have won the popular vote by well over a million votes, en route to losing the electoral college and the White House.

    ''The result put a spotlight on the country’s deep, almost 50/50 division. Democrats, many still in shock over a result that most people in either party did not expect, have been agonizing over how this happened.''

     


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  • Nigerians jubilate as United States takes major step to end hunger, poverty in Nigeria

    11/Oct/2016 // 1175 Viewers

     

    The United States Government has announced the sum of $92.73m in developmental assistance to support the five-year $2.3bn agreement signed with the Federal Government in 2015.

    The U.S. Embassy in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja said that the amount was being provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development.

    The embassy explained that the money brought the total of development assistance provided in the agreement to $474.74m.

    He said, “This funding will continue to help Nigeria reduce extreme poverty in a more stable, democratic society. 
    “Activities will stimulate inclusive economic growth, promote a healthier, more educated population, and strengthen good governance.”

    It quoted the USAID Mission Director, Michael Harvey as expressing the confidence that the funding would have positive impact on Nigerians.

    It said, “Today we are pleased to contribute additional funding in support of the agreement signed with the Nigerian Government in 2015.

    “With their leadership we know this funding will have a significant impact on the well-being of Nigerians.”

    The statement also said that said USAID had collaborated with the Federal ministries of Budget and National Planning, Health, Agriculture, Power, and Education in an effort to align Nigeria’s development plans with sector-specific strategies.

    The statement said that USAID also collaborated with state-level government counterparts to structure the agreement, which was in place until 2020.

    It said, “In addition to the developmental funding, the U.S. provides humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin.

    “Since fiscal year 2015, the U.S. has provided more than 366 million dollars in humanitarian assistance and continues to be the single largest bilateral humanitarian donor to the region.”

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  • Trouble looms as House of Reps summons DSS over clampdown on judges

    11/Oct/2016 // 334 Viewers

     

    PARIS, OCTOBER 11, 2016: (DGW) Trouble has begun over the clampdown on judges following the summons issued  to the Department of State Services.

    The Nigerian lower legislative chamber on Tuesday orders the DSS to appear before the Federal Lawmakers to explain why and who empowered them to carry out the armed invasion of houses of some judges the way they did.

    Details shortly.. 

     


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  • End of the road as top evangelical magazine descends on Trump, calls him 'a fool'

    11/Oct/2016 // 559 Viewers

     

    As conservative religious voters grapple with how to respond to an audio recording of Donald Trump lewdly boasting about groping women, Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of American evangelicalism, released on Monday a blistering critique of the GOP presidential nominee.

    The editorial, written by executive editor Andy Crouch, was accompanied by a subtitle that minced no words: “Evangelicals, of all people, should not be silent about Donald Trump’s blatant immorality.”

    For the magazine founded more than 50 years ago by famed evangelist Billy Graham as an alternative to mainline Christian publications, the editorial amounts to a grenade tossed into the presidential campaign. Roughly 70 percent of white evangelicals in the most recent Pew Research polls support Trump, and few conservative evangelical leaders have criticized him, even following the release of the recent tape.

    But Crouch, who spent years as an Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship campus minister before coming to the magazine a decade ago, used the editorial to channel the growing concern among younger evangelicals that the political deals cut by previous generations have compromised the integrity of their faith.

    Noting that the magazine is a nonprofit organization and does not endorse candidates, Crouch nonetheless writes: “Just because we are neutral, however, does not mean we are indifferent. We are especially not indifferent when the Gospel is at stake. The Gospel is of infinitely greater importance than any campaign.”

    As for Trump, Crouch says, “There is hardly any public person in America today who has more exemplified the ‘earthly nature’ … that Paul urges the Colossians to shed: ‘sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry’ (3:5). This is an incredibly apt summary of Trump’s life to date.”

    “That Trump has been, his whole adult life, an idolater of this sort, and a singularly unrepentant one,” he continues, “should have been clear to everyone.”

    Crouch does not spare Trump’s evangelical supporters, who have proposed a variety of theological justifications for making him their candidate. He is particularly dismissive of the argument put forward by many high-profile conservatives, including Graham’s son, Franklin, that because the Bible includes examples of God using flawed men to accomplish His will, evangelicals shouldn’t be concerned about Trump’s personal morality.

    And he calls out the long-standing conservative evangelical reasoning behind backing Republican candidates simply out of concern over the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    “There is a point at which strategy becomes its own form of idolatry — an attempt to manipulate the levers of history in favor of the causes we support,” writes Crouch. “Strategy becomes idolatry, for ancient Israel and for us today, when we make alliances with those who seem to offer strength — the chariots of Egypt, the vassal kings of Rome — at the expense of our dependence on God who judges all nations, and in defiance of God’s manifest concern for the stranger, the widow, the orphan, and the oppressed.”

    Crouch’s indictment of Trump is not dissimilar from complaints lodged by Trump’s secular critics as well, but the language he uses may remind many of Christianity Today’s 130,000 subscribers of Old Testament prophets: “He has given no evidence of humility or dependence on others, let alone on God his Maker and Judge. He wantonly celebrates strongmen and takes every opportunity to humiliate and demean the vulnerable. He shows no curiosity or capacity to learn.”

    “He is,” Crouch concludes, “the very embodiment of what the Bible calls a fool.”


    Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/evangelical-magazine-publishes-scathing-anti-trump-editorial-013004224.html


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  • Finally Clinton floors Trump, punches his hopes to become US President

    12/Aug/2016 // 960 Viewers

     

    Hillary Clinton admonished rival Donald Trump on Thursday for claiming that she and Barack Obama were the founders of the Islamic State, saying anyone who would “sink so low” should never be president.

    “No, Barack Obama is not the founder of ISIS,” Clinton tweeted.

    “Anyone willing to sink so low, so often should never be allowed to serve as our Commander-in-Chief.”

    Trump again roiled the presidential campaign late Wednesday, telling a rally in Florida that Obama “is the founder of ISIS.”
     
    “And I would say, the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.”

    Republicans have long stated that the foreign policies of Obama and his then-secretary of state Clinton share blame in helping create conditions that allowed IS to grow in Iraq and Syria.

    IS was founded in 2013, months after Clinton left the State Department. It was born out of the terror group Al-Qaeda in Iraq that grew in strength in 2006 following Republican president George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003.

    The group flourished with Obama’s withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in late 2011. Republicans said Obama was slow to recognize the threat when he said in 2014 that the Islamic State was a “JV” — junior varsity — team even though they gained ground in Syria and Iraq.

    “It goes without saying that this is a false claim from a presidential candidate with an aversion to the truth and an unprecedented lack of knowledge,” Clinton senior policy advisor Jake Sullivan said in a statement.

    “This is another example of Donald Trump trash-talking the United States.”

    Sullivan warned that Trump was “echoing the talking points of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and our adversaries to attack American leaders and American interests, while failing to offer any serious plans to confront terrorism or make this country more secure.”

    The Democratic National Committee weighed in, saying Trump “should apologize for his outrageous, unhinged and patently false suggestions.”

    But on Thursday, Trump doubled down, telling homebuilders in Miami Beach, Florida that Obama and Clinton were “the founders of ISIS.”

    “ISIS will hand her the most valuable player award,” he said of Clinton, 68.

    Earlier Thursday, Trump stood firm when asked by CNBC whether it was appropriate to say a sitting US president founded a jihadist group determined to kill Americans.

    “Is there something wrong with saying that?” Trump, 70, said. “Are people complaining that I said he was the founder of ISIS?”

    “All I do is tell the truth. I’m a truth-teller.”

    With his poll numbers slipping after two nightmarish weeks, the billionaire real estate mogul also sought to minimize the personal cost of a potential defeat against Clinton.

    “If at the end of 90 days I fall short… even though I’m supposed to have a lot of good ideas, it’s OK. I go back to a very good way of life,” he told the network.

    “It’s either going to work or I’m going to, you know, I’m going to have a very, very nice long vacation.”

    Last week, Trump prepared his followers for possible defeat, warning a rally that the November 8 election will be “rigged.”


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  • Call for a ban on Muslims into US - Saudi Prince reacts

    12/Dec/2015 // 233 Viewers

     


    The chairman of Kingdom Holding Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has criticised Donald Trump of the Republican Party over his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States of America.

    The Saudi billionaire prince  said this in his Tweeter account saying that Donald Trump is a disgrace to the USA and asked him to withdraw from the presidential race.

    It will be recalled that Trump's call for a ban on Muslims into the USA triggered off an international uproar following the deadly shootings in California by two radicalised Muslims.

     


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  • BREAKING: Protesters suffer swift death after healing fumes of burning American flag

    12/Dec/2016 // 276 Viewers

    In an epic tale of poetic justice, a protester has died from inhaling the fumes of a burning American Flag. The protester was a Pakistani man, and one of many protesters who rallied to protest a movie they say “insults Islam”.
     
    The International Herald-Tribune has identified the dead protester as Abdullah Ismail. He died shortly after being transported to a local area hospital. Witnesses later reported that Abdullah complained of “feeling sick” after the ceremonial flag burning.
    Do These People Really Look Like Friends Of America? If So, Try Removing Your Head From Your Rear.
    The movie responsible for triggering the radical group is “Innocence of Muslim,” a film that ridicules Islam and shows Muhammad out to be a fraud, thief, liar, pedophile, and rapist. While the movie is an excellent representation of the true Islamic values hidden by speeches for “tolerance,” many on the left say it’s “hurtful”.
     
    It’s clear that Islam is not a peaceful religion, but a cult following of a rapist and fraud born in the early 600s who decided to kill people who didn’t agree with him. Does that offend you? If it does, go ahead and read it three or four times so I have the satisfaction of knowing you hear me loud and clear.
     
    Alex Cooper, CDP, Reports.


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  • ECOWAS plays big brother, moves to save Nigerians from dying of hunger

    12/Dec/2016 // 524 Viewers

     

    As hunger  continues to deal a deadly blow to Nigerians, the  National Emergency Management Agency and  Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) in a sheer display of magnanimity have presented  foods, building materials and  $1400,000.00 to support the welfare of the Internally Displaced Persons at the weekend  in Maiduguri, Borno state.

    In a statement signed by the spokesperson of NEMA, Sani Datti, while handing over a cheque of $1 million and $0.4million for food from ECOWAS reserves to the Borno state Governor, Kashim Shetima, the ECOWAS President, H.E. Marcel de Souza, said they were in Borno to share the feelings and concerns for IDPs and refugees in Nigeria and pledged to do everything possible to support them.

    He noted that the director general of NEMA Muhammad Sani Sidi also handed over foods and building materials including 2600 bundles of roofing sheet, 2500 piece ceiling boards, 350 bags of 3″nails, 350 packets of zinc nails to assist the Borno state government on the ongoing effort of reconstructing houses in Bama, Hawul and Ganborin Gala  communities destroyed by insurgency.

    Others include 3600 bag of rice, 1400 bags of bean, 1000 bags of millet.

    Receiving the items, the Borno state Governor, Alhaji  Kashim Shetima,  appreciated NEMA for the continues support to the IDPs and ECOWAS for the donations and assured that the items will get to beneficiaries.


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  • Hundreds arrested in nationwide sweep as US Immigration agents comply, carry out TRUMP's orders

    12/Feb/2017 // 19039 Viewers

     


    President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration has been carried out as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have arrested hundreds of people in a nationwide sweep in what they called a routine “enforcement surge.”

    According to The Associated Press, the five-day operation was designed to round up undocumented immigrants who have criminal histories and pending deportation orders.

    Hundreds of arrests — from Atlanta to Chicago to New York, Los Angeles, North Carolina, and South Carolina — drew backlash from several immigration advocacy groups. ICE officials arrested about 160 people in Southern California alone.

    “This is not normal,” said Angelica Salas, the Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) in a news conference on Friday. “We have responded to raids in the past and this is what sweeps … large numbers of people picked up in a very short period of time, look like,” she said.

    Though attorneys and immigration advocates accused ICE agents of using traffic stops and checkpoints as part of the enforcement surge, the agency denied those allegations, The Associated Press said, citing agency officials who warned that the “rash of recent reports about purported ICE checkpoints and random sweeps are false, dangerous, and irresponsible.”

    According to an unnamed Department of Homeland Security official cited by The Washington Post, civilians who lacked documentation, but had no criminal history were also rounded up alongside people known by the agency to have criminal records — a result of Trump’s recently expanded immigration rules.

    “Big cities tend to have a lot of illegal immigrants,” the DHS official said. “They’re going to a target-rich environment.”

    “We cannot understate the level of panic and terror that is running through many immigrant communities,” said Walter Barrientos, a member of the nonprofit organization Make the Road New York.

    Barrientos said ICE agents were “not just detaining individuals they are looking for … but in fact, taking anyone else in the community, or in these homes who does not have immigration status at the moment, or who is not able to prove citizenship.”

    Marlene Mosqueda, whose father was picked up by ICE agents during the sweep, described her experience in a news conference: “It wasn’t just my dad … it was someone else they came to [search for]. And they didn’t even have ICE on them, titled,” she said, apparently referring to department identification. “That’s what is pissing me off: that they came in with the police sign on their backs. They weren’t even ICE.”

    CHIRLA Director Salas accused ICE of “denying information and misleading attorneys.”
    An Immigration Customs and Enforcement spokesperson did not immediately return Business Insider’s request for comment.

    “Every immigrant needs to speak out,” Mosqueda said. “We need to unite as one, we need to be together, we need to support each other.”

    The arrests came the same week Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testified before Congress that the department was frustrated with the Obama administration’s lenient policy toward undocumented immigrants who committed no serious crimes.

    “I think their morale has suffered because of the job they were hired to do, and then in their sense, they’re … kind of hobbled or, you know, hands tied behind their back, that kind of thing,” Kelly said. “And now, they feel more positive about things. I bet if you watch the morale issue, you’ll … be surprised going forward.”

    Government data compiled by the Pew Research Center estimates that the majority of the 11.1 million undocumented immigrants living in the US reside in New York, Los Angeles, and Houston.


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