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Post time 2018-2-13 22:40:11 |Display all floors
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Give people a break from the Oxfam scandal! It is in all the respectable news media.

I just hope them sex tourists, whoops! aid workers catch something very nasty.  

  I refuse to give to charity as the top brass of these "Charities" are paid like big businesses,
it's simply criminal...

I recall the scandal that broke when Kathryn Bolkovac, a monitor with United Nations International Police Task Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, sued her employers for unfair dismissal when she lost her job in 1999 after she reported that officers were paying for sex, raping underage girls and participating in sex trafficking.  At that  time I was in the Balkans when the story first emerged

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Post time 2018-2-14 17:33:25 |Display all floors
London’s Heathrow airport, duty-free shop sorry over ‘Chinese discrimination’ controversy

Chinese customers at a World Duty Free store had to spend over US$1,300 to earn discount coupons, while their counterparts from other countries needed to buy as little as US$110 to qualify...
   The apologies came this week after a part-time salesman at a World Duty Free shop at Heathrow revealed in a Chinese social media post on Sunday that Chinese customers had to spend more than £1,000 (US$1,383) to acquire vouchers entitling them to 20 per cent discounts on store items.
   In a statement to the South China Morning Post on Tuesday, World Duty Free, which runs more than 500 stores in 20 countries, said it had investigated the inequity in its voucher programme and taken “urgent steps to correct the implementation of this promotion”...
  The controversy came just days before some 6.5 million Chinese were expected to travel overseas during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday, according to Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency...
  World Duty Free is a unit of Switzerland’s Dufry, a retail company engaged in the travel retail sector.

During the seven-day Lunar New Year’s holiday break, Thailand, Japan and Singapore are expected to be the top three destinations for Chinese tourists, followed by Vietnam, Indonesia, the United States, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia and Cambodia, according to Ctrip.

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Post time 2018-2-15 22:06:06 |Display all floors
Environmental Groups Sue Trump Over Allowing Oil Giants to Dump Waste in Gulf of Mexico

US oil companies dump toxic fracking chemicals into the Gulf with no regard for the risks or the law...

The EPA is supposed to protect water quality, not give oil companies free rein to use our oceans as their garbage disposal...
  In October, the Trump administration announced plans to auction off over 76 million acres of Gulf of Mexico waters to the oil companies. The lease sale which would include federal waters off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida could vastly expand drilling and fracking in the Gulf.
The move signifies the largest oil sale in the U.S. history and is scheduled to be implemented in March.

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Post time 2018-2-18 15:18:46 |Display all floors
Shenzhen fully switched 'to Fully Electric Bus Fleet'.
Electric Taxis Are Next.

  Shenzhen in China with a population around 12 million, this town has a lot of buses, some 16,359 and as of the beginning of 2018, every one of them is electric.
  

Just imagine the bus fleets of NYC, Los Angeles County, New Jersey Transit, suburban Chicago, and Toronto all went electric — that still wouldn’t be as many buses as Shenzhen electrified.

This town is home to BYD, and they build electric vehicles, including buses... at the same time this City is the
Silicon Valley of China.

  
Shenzhen is not just making its public transport electric — it is making the taxi fleet electric.Next, the city intends to make all of its more than 17,000 taxis electric.  
Shenzhen has 12,518 taxis in operation and it was announced that 62.5% of them are pure electric. The city is pushing towards a 100% electric taxi fleet by 2020...
  

Shenzhen’s electric bus fleet is huge, it was only part of a Chinese-wide effort to electrify buses. In 2016  115,700 electric buses were sold in China.   While Shenzhen is the first big city to get international attention, during 2018~2020, we are going to see many other cities to follow Shenzhen’s lead...


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Post time 2018-2-22 16:55:39 |Display all floors
The truth about our Western media.

American lawyer and historian, Alfred de Zayas, an expert in the field of human rightsa senior official of the United Nations, secretary of the Human Rights Committee and head of the complaints department of the UN High Commissionersaid:
The normal thing, being a senior official of the United Nations, is that when he pronounces on a subject, in general, media such as BBC and The New York Times collect and publish their statements...
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There Is No Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela, Says UN Expert

Published 20 February 2018

The American lawyer and historian, Alfred de Zayas, an expert in the field of human rights, warned about the use of the term humanitarian crisis to intervene in Venezuela and overthrow the current government.

Alfred de Zayas, the independent expert of the United Nations (UN) on the Promotion of an International Democratic and Equitable Order, concluded after his visit to Venezuela that this country does not suffer a humanitarian crisis, unlike countries in Africa or Asia where there are wars and famine.

"I have compared the statistics of Venezuela with that of other countries and there is no humanitarian crisis, of course there is scarcity, anxiety and shortages but who has worked for decades for the United Nations and knows the situation of countries in Asia, Africa and some of America, knows that the situation in Venezuela is not a humanitarian crisis, "Zayas said in an interview for teleSUR.

The independent expert arrived in Venezuela on November 27 and held meetings with government officials, victims of human rights violations and the violence of the so-called guarimbas (violent protests by the opposition) in order to learn about the political, economic and social situation. social of the country.


He explained that although many think that the country is on the verge of disaster, as media outlets do, "Venezuela suffers an economic war, a financial blockade, suffers a high level of smuggling and, of course, needs international solidarity to solve these problems. "

He also believes that the international community should work in solidarity with Venezuela to lift the sanctions, "because these are the ones that worsen the shortage of food and medicine, it is unbearable to think that having a malaria crisis in the Venezuelan Amazon, Colombia has blocked the sale of medicines and Venezuela had to obtain it in India.

The expert affirms that the current discourse of humanitarian crisis on the part of US spokespersons, besides being invalid, only pursues the change of regime in Venezuela, "since 1999, a series of States want regime change in Venezuela , that desire to destroy the Bolivarian Revolution and to repeal all the social laws adopted in the mandates of (Hugo) Chávez and (Nicolás) Maduro. "

"It's as if I had not visited Venezuela"

Zayas denounced the invisibility of his visit to Venezuela in the dominant media, which in his opinion are not interested in disseminating a complete picture of the situation in this country.

The expert told teleSUR that the normal thing, being a senior official of the United Nations, secretary of the Human Rights Committee and head of the complaints department of the UN High Commissioner, is that when he pronounces on a subject, in general, media such as BBC and The New York Times collect and publish their statements.

However, "in the case of Venezuela both CNN and the BBC have ignored me, it is as if my visit to Venezuela had not taken place, as if I had not visited it", which qualifies as public manipulation, adding that only teleSUR and Sputnik has interviewed him.

The American historian also noted that certain organizations called "non-governmental but whose loyalties are doubtful", do not want independent experts, "they want experts to come to the country to condemn, that's why when they name and know me internationally, they said that I was not the relevant rapporteur to talk about Venezuela. "

"I received insulting letters when announcing my visit to Venezuela"

The United Nations office received letters of complaint from abroad about Zayas' visit to Venezuela, in which the points he had to investigate were required, "I considered that an interference with my independence, I am the rapporteur, I determine my program I know what information is relevant to my report, but I do not want the report to be dictated to me and some non-governmental organizations suggested me in an uncourteous way with insulting letters, saying what I had to do when I was Venezuela. "

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