ISIS /Daesh declares its leader – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, dead

After its collapse in Mosul, the teror group ISIS  also known as Daesh has announced that the group’s leader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, “has been killed,” a local source in Iraq’s Nineveh province says.

The local source told Iraq’s al-Sumaria news website Tuesday that ISIS/Daesh announced the death of its leader in a brief statement released via the terrorist group’s media outlet in the center of Tal Afar city, situated 63 kilometers west of Mosul, without providing further details.

The source, who asked not to be named, added that the group said it would name a successor to Baghdadi soon.     Continue reading “ISIS /Daesh declares its leader – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, dead”

North Korea warns of nuclear war with the United States

NORTH Korea has criticised the United States for deploying two bombers near its border, describing the move as “provocation” and warning it could lead to nuclear war.

Two B- 18 strategic bombers were sent to the Korean Peninsula on Saturday – 8th, July 2017  to take part in military drills alongside South Korean fighter jets.

The explicit warning to north comes after its leader Kim Jong-un launched an intercontinental ballistic missile.

In an editorial in North Korea’s major newspaper Rodong Sinmun, the regime’s mouthpiece, America’s action was slammed as dangerous.

“The US saying it will regularly deploy strategic bombers to the Korean Peninsula is the same as a crazy act of playing fire on top of an ammunitions locker,” state media said.

“A simple misjudgment or mistake may lead to the outbreak of a nuclear war and that, in turn, is sure to lead to a new world war.”

People watch local TV news showing what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea. Picture: AP

People watch local TV news showing what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea. Picture: APSource:AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un celebrates the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. Picture: AFP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un celebrates the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. Picture: AFPSource:AFP

The article also justified North Korea’s weapons’ tests as “legitimate and justified measures” amid increasing “threats of nuclear war” against Pyongyang by Washington.   Continue reading “North Korea warns of nuclear war with the United States”

See the world’s biggest heart, a 440lb organ of Blue Whale which is the same size as a smart car and first to be preserved at Museum in Toronto

The world’s largest animals are Blue whales, they weigh up to 137,000kg but many are not aware that they have massive hearts.
Researchers in Toronto, Canada have preserved a huge, 200kg blue whale heart that was retrieved from a carcass in Newfoundland in 2014.
The gigantic heart which has the same size as a smart car, pumps up to 220 liters of blood per minute has been placed on display at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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Trump Meets Putin face-to-face, for the first time

Today – 7th July, 2017,  Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump have held their first meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany, and reportedly exchanged viewpoints on a host of international problems and bilateral issues.

Sitting next to Putin on the sidelines of the economic summit in the northern German city of Hamburg, Trump voiced optimism that there would be “very positive things” in store for the relations between Washington and Moscow, and that it was “an honor” to be with Putin.

“We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia and the United States,” Trump said.

The US president did not provide any further details about the array of issues he and the Russian leader had conferred, simply terming them as “various things.”

Putin, speaking to reporters through a translator, stated that he had discussed the foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria, clashes in eastern Ukraine as well as fight against terrorism with Trump.

US President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

The Russian president went on to say that cyber security was also among topics he talked with his US counterpart.   Continue reading “Trump Meets Putin face-to-face, for the first time”

North Korea says it has successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which is capable of hitting anywhere in the world

This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 30, 2017 shows a test-fire of a ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Photos by AFP)

The North’s state announced Today – Tuesday, 4th July 2017, that the “landmark” test was conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong-un.

The Hwasong-14 ballistic missile reached an altitude of 2,802 kilometers (1,741 miles) and hit its target precisely after flying for 39 minutes, the report said.

The announcement seems to be in contradiction with earlier reports of the test by the US and South Korea, who said an intermediate-range missile had been launched.   Continue reading “North Korea says it has successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which is capable of hitting anywhere in the world”

Rise Of The Robots: The Automation Age And Humanity

The truth is, human creativity is limitless. Stop worrying about jobs lost to automation, robots and outsourcing. Nothing can compete with the human mind.

But let’s  read the write up below to analyse some issues…

Automation is on the rise in the twenty first century work place. Many jobs once performed by people are now completely computerized. Business enterprises will always go for what is most cost effective. Therefore companies are investing thousands in robotic parts that will save them millions in the long run. For now, most jobs affected involve doing repetitive tasks which require minimum skill, pay minimum wage and bring no long term financial security. Nevertheless, in these cases displacement could have severe repercussions. As artificial intelligence advances it is likely that persons in all industries will be directly or indirectly affected.

Recent Happenings

Foxconn

Contract manufacturer Foxconn which produces approximately 40% of all consumer electronics, recently replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.

Foxconn’s major customers include: Acer, Amazon, Apple, Blackberry, Cisco, Dell, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, InFocus, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, Nintendo, Nokia, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio and Xiaomi.

Dubai

This year Dubai revealed their first robot police officer who has been given the task of patrolling malls. The officer is equipped with a touchscreen chest that people may use to report crimes, pay fines and get information. They aim to make 25% of the force robots by 2030.

An end to corrupt cops in the foreseeable future or more inhumane police brutality?

What Experts Say

This trend has spurned much debate among technology experts. Here are some of their views.

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Elon Musk – Founder of SpaceX, Co-Founder of Tesla, Inc. and OpenAI Elon.

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Trump was lied to about Syria chemical attack: Says Analyst

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Some people within the US and UK administrations are pushing for a war on Syria in line with their attempts to “sabotage” any possible cooperation between the US and Russia on fighting terrorism, says an analyst.

In an interview with Press TV, Mike Billington, an expert at the Executive Intelligence Review from Leesburg, referred to an April missile strike by the US on a Syrian airbase, which Washington claimed was used by the Damascus government to launch a chemical attack.   Continue reading “Trump was lied to about Syria chemical attack: Says Analyst”

The White House did not host a Ramadan dinner, for the first time in two decades

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania released a statement on Saturday wishing “warm greetings” to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr. The statement partly reads, ‘muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity.
Breaking with tradition, the White House under President Donald Trump did not host an iftar dinner, the meal Muslims eat to break their daily fast during Ramadan.   Continue reading “The White House did not host a Ramadan dinner, for the first time in two decades”

How To Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insect pests alive.  If you live in an area with a lot of mosquitoes, it can completely destroy your comfort, and prevent you from enjoying outdoor activities in the cooler and more pleasant morning and evening hours.

With the arrival of West Nile Disease, mosquitoes have also become dangerous to citizens of non-tropical countries for the first time in many years.

Here are some tips for controlling mosquitoes around your home without pesticides or other dangerous chemicals.
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How To Find A Job

Your first job applications should be with temporary agencies and job placement firms. Most major temporary firms are also in the business of providing hiring services for companies as well. During a recession when companies begin to find business improving they usually first add to their labor force by hiring through temporary agencies just in case the rise in business proves temporary and they have to cut back on employees again.

Working with temporary agencies has additional   Continue reading “How To Find A Job”