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”

Iran’s missile killed at least 50 ISIS terrorists: Reports

In this picture released on June 19, 2017, a missile is fired from western Iran targeting the Daesh terrorist group in eastern Syria. (Photo by IRIB)
At least 50 Daesh terrorists, including several high-ranking commanders, were killed when one of Iran’s missiles hit their headquarters in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) fired six medium-range ground-to-ground ballistic missiles at Daesh bases in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr on Sunday in retaliation for twin terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran, which killed 17 people and injured over 50 others.  Continue reading “Iran’s missile killed at least 50 ISIS terrorists: Reports”

World’s first commercial flying car to go on sale very soon

A Dutch company has announced that the world’s first flying car will hit the market next year.

Pal-V company says the new car is a three-wheeled vehicle which can carry two people and will be certified for use on the roads and in the skies. Drivers will need both a driving license and a pilot’s license. The car costs about 600,000 dollars.

The company insists the cross-breed vehicle is not a  helicopter, in which the blades are powered by an Continue reading “World’s first commercial flying car to go on sale very soon”

US, allies sponsor Daesh/ ISIS: Says Adviser to Syria’s President Assad

Bouthaina Shaaban, political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
A political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the US and its allies of financing and arming the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in a bid to tear the region apart and deplete its resources.

Bouthaina Shaaban made the remarks in a statement to journalists after meeting with visiting China’s Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan and the accompanying delegation in Damascus on Saturday. Continue reading “US, allies sponsor Daesh/ ISIS: Says Adviser to Syria’s President Assad”