[PoliticsWeb] In a Facebook post on Thursday Ntokozo Qwabe - a co-founder of the Rhodes Must Fall movement at Oxford University - gleefully recounted how he and his group had reduced a waitress to tears at Obz Cafe' in Observatory Cape Town. He then launched into a racial diatribe against South Africa's minority white population saying they must not be allowed to rest; or get any tips apparently - until they have given the land back.
Qwabe, who was elected a Rhodes Scholar in 2014, has previously described Cecil John Rhodes as a "racist, genocidal maniac" who was "as bad as Hitler."
[FRANCE24] With their country gripped by an economic crisis, Venezuelans will lose half an hour of sleep Sunday when their clocks are moved forward to save power on President Nicolas Maduro's order.
At 2:30 am local time, the oil-dependent South American nation will shift its time ahead by 30 minutes -- to four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
The move, announced in mid-April, is part of a package of measures the OPEC member is pursuing to cope with an electricity shortage. The country has also allowed rolling blackouts and reduced public sector work weeks to two days a week, as well as ordered schools to close on Fridays.
The socialist Maduro government says the El Nino weather phenomenon has dried up the nation's hydroelectric dams.
But the opposition says mismanagement is also to blame for the power crisis, as well as for shortage of food and basic supplies.
In announcing the time change, Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza said the nighttime use of lighting and air conditioning was especially draining for the power grid.
"It'll be simple to move the clock forward a half hour -- this will allow us to enjoy more daylight, and it won't get dark so early," he said.
Once-booming Venezuela, which has the world's largest proven oil reserves, has plunged into economic chaos as global crude prices have collapsed.
Maduro blames the situation on an "economic war" against the country by capitalists and has vowed to press on with the socialist "revolution" launched by his late predecessor Hugo Chavez in 1999.
Notice that France24 doesn't offer a contrary opinion, not even a quote from the opposition...
The opposition has been pushing to drive Maduro from office since it took control of the legislature in January.
On Saturday, opponents said they have gathered nearly ten times the roughly 200,000 signatures needed to begin organizing a referendum to remove the president. If the electoral board verifies the signatures, the opposition will then have to collect four million more for the board to organize the vote.
It is racing to do so by the end of the year. After January, a successful recall vote would just transfer power to Maduro's vice president rather than trigger new elections.
A recent Venebarometro poll indicated that more than two thirds of Venezuelans wanted Maduro to quit
Posted by: Fred ||
05/01/2016 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Commies
it will be interesting to watch the endgame for VZ, and a useful preview for what is going to happen soon to the u.s.
Posted by: no mo uro ||
05/01/2016 5:48 Comments ||
Marxist narrative over reality produces failure. They'll take whole countries down rather than acknowledge the false religion they push. I suspect if they ran counties like Egypt, it would result in sand shortages At least the Chinese woke up.
Posted by: Frank G ||
05/01/2016 10:40 Comments ||
In further instructions, citizens are instructed that the next time the power is on, that they should advance their clocks seventy 12 hour cycles forward. This will create an entire month of electrical service.
Posted by: ed in texas ||
05/01/2016 11:07 Comments ||
This will create an entire month of electrical service.
And doomsday will arrive even sooner.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
05/01/2016 12:09 Comments ||
It is five o'clock somewhere only if you have beer.
[DAWN] Tent dealers in the Indian state of Rajasthan have decided not to provide wedding tents for child marriages, in a move to discourage the practice, reported the Times of India.
The decision was taken by Rajasthan Tent Dealers Kiraya Vyavsai Samiti, an association of tent dealers in the state of Rajasthan.
Tent dealers will now ask the parents of the bride and groom for birth certificates to ensure they are not facilitating the practice of child marriages. If the birth certificates prove that minors are being wed, the tent dealers will immediately inform the police.
The practice of child marriage is rampant in the districts of Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Banswara, Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Churu. The period of April to May is also regarded as auspicious to solemnise such weddings.
The decision by the tent dealers association was taken in a meeting held on Friday.
Ravi Jindal, president of the association, confirmed that birth certificates will be required before they provide logistics for the marriage, and if an individual or group gives information which is not correct, the nearest cop shoppe will be informed.
[DAWN] A nine-year-old boy was raped allegedly by a relative in Hashtnagri area here on Thursday, police said.
The victim was brought to Lady Reading Hospital, Beautiful Downtown Peshawar ...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire. in a critical condition, and is now recovering.
The incident took place in Peshawar's Hussainia Mohalla, within the jurisdiction of Hashtnagri Police Station.
A First-Information Report was registered against a suspect, who the boy claimed was his relative.
The victim told police he was playing in his neighbourhood when his relative called him inside his house. After the boy went inside, the suspect subjected him to rape.
Police raided the alleged rapist's house late in the night, only to discover that he managed to flee.
Medical examination of the victim was underway, said the police.
A report launched by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child earlier this month stated that 10 cases of child sexual abuse took place every day in the country in the year 2015. Meanwhile, ...back at the saloon, Butch got the bill for the damage caused by the fist fight, the mirror broken in the shootout, and drinks for everyone...... nine people were executed for rape in Pakistain between January and May 2015.
The Social Security Administration puts millions of Americans at risk for identity theft by putting their full Social Security Numbers on letters sent in the mail.
The agency';s inspector general released an audit this week warning the government that by sending hundreds of millions of letters containing individual's Social Security Numbers it puts them at risk for identity theft.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.