Five Hundred Immigrants Have Been Detained In US Holding Centers

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Nearly five hundred thousand immigrants have been detained at the border since the start of the year, resulting in dangerous overcrowding in US holding centers. Migrant families have been coming over the border in unprecedented numbers in recent months, reaching a peak in May, when eighty four thousand adults and children traveling together were apprehended.A nd the bodies of a father and nearly 2-year-old daughter from El Salvador were recovered from the Rio Grande on Monday, the Mexican newspaper La Jornada reported. The mother told the paper she watched her husband and child disappear in the strong current.

Authorities believe the four may have been dead for days before the bodies were discovered on Sunday in the Rio Grande Valley. No details were released on the victims’ relationship. It was the latest grim discovery of migrants who died while trying to cross the perilous desert and the swollen Rio Grande.

A total of 283 migrant deaths were recorded along the 2,000-mile border last year. The death toll so far this year was not immediately released. Three children and an adult from Honduras are believed to have died after their raft overturned on the Rio Grande in April. They had considered seeking asylum but were daunted by a long wait list to get into the US, according to a shelter official who met the family.

A 6-year-old immigrant from India was found dead in the triple-digit heat in Arizona this month, and seven people believed to be migrants died in June alone in irrigation canals that run alongside border barriers near El Paso. The total last year for such deaths in those canals was 11

Two babies, a toddler and a woman were found dead near the US-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat in a glimpse of what could lie ahead this summer as record numbers of migrant families try to get into the United States. A law enforcement official close to the investigation told The Associated Press the four were overcome by the heat after fording the river. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Border Patrol spokesman Ramiro Cordero said that in past years, agents would be posted near canals and hear the cries of help from migrants. But they are doing other duties this year with so many immigrants showing up, some in poor health. “Unfortunately, because of the large influx of illegal aliens and agents having to be diverted to other duties, such as transporting, hospital escorts ... there are not a lot of agents readily available to hear these cries,” he said in a statement.

The Trump administration is also under siege from critics who believe it is taking too hard a line toward humanitarian volunteers who help border crossers by leaving jugs of water in the desert and providing medical assistance. The Justice Department prosecuted a volunteer with the aid group No More Deaths on conspiracy charges for providing two migrants with water, food and lodging last year. He faced up to 20 years in prison, but the case ended in a mistrial earlier this month when the jury deadlocked.

The immigrants who make it across the border and turn themselves in to authorities are experiencing their own problems and safety risks in government detention. Five children have died after being detained by the government since late last year, and dozens of youngsters were found last week in unsanitary conditions inside a Border Patrol station near El Paso. The government had transferred the majority of the children out of the facility by Monday.


Authorities say the weather is one factor in some of the recent deaths.
Higher-than-average snowfall in the Rocky Mountains is sending more water into the Rio Grande and adjacent canals, creating deceptively swift waters. Border agents say they are rescuing immigrants from the river on an almost daily basis.

During the last budget year, Customs and Border Protection rescue teams responded to more than 4,300 emergencies.The irrigation canals near El Paso look calm on the surface and easy to cross, but their V-shape creates a quick undertow, and it is difficult to climb out of them.“They don’t realize that once they get in there, their feet can get swept away. There’s a lot of obstacles, there’s debris in the canal, and there are headgates,” which can trap or stop people, said Capt. Kris Menendez, head of the El Paso County Water Rescue Team. The team was training near a headgate on June 11 when one of the firefighters spotted a body in the water. By the time they got in the water, there were two bodies — one a preschool-age girl, and the other a 30-year-old man.

The names of the four who died in the Rio Grande were not immediately released, and authorities were working to determine their country of origin. The bodies were found in or near a park that borders the river in the city of Mission, Hidalgo County sheriff’s Sgt. Frank Medrano said.


The FBI is leading the investigation because the park is on federal land. Medrano said the area is commonly used by migrants entering the country illegally. Customs and Border Protection agents have responded to 3,330 rescue emergencies since the start of the fiscal year Oct. 1. Those numbers typically spike in the coming months as triple-digit heat becomes the norm.

AC Milan and Inter Milan Plans to Build One Stadium


The popular two Serie A clubs, AC Milan and Inter Milan are working towards building one stadium together. They will then build a brand new stadium together on the same area of land. This was inferred  from the Rossoneri’s president Paolo Scaroni.
Stadium in Milan



In the consequence of the above, AC Milan and Inter Milan will knock down the San Siro Stadium
“ Everything is proceeding,” Scaroni told La Gazzetta dello Sport from Lausanne, where the Olympic Committee will on Monday select the hosts for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, for which Milan is a candidate city.

“We will build a new San Siro next to the old one on the same area of land.“ The old one will be knocked down and, in its place, there will be new constructions.”

In conclusion, Milan and Inter are collaborating on a joint project which, according to Scaroni, will see the iconic venue demolished with a new stadium constructed.


FEDERAL HIGH COURT ISSUES THE WARRANT FOR ARREST OF INNOCENT CHUKWUMA AND TWO OTHERS


Justice Ayokunle Faji of Federal High Court in Lagos issued the warrant on Monday for the arrest of Chukwuma and two others. He issued a bench warrant for the arrest and the production Innosson Nigeria Ltd CEO, Innocent Chukwuma, before the court.

The Police had earlier charged them with an alleged N2.4billion shipping fraud, but the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), later took over the case.
Others named in the charge are: Charles Chukwuma, Maximian Chukwura, Mitsui Osk Lines and Anajekwu Sunny.

The Federal Government had a week ago urged the Court to issue a bench warrant for Chukwuma and some of his employees. They were charged in a fraud case before Justice Faji.

The prosecution prayed the court to order the arrest of Innoson Motors Chairman and his staff for failing to turn up to take their plea in the criminal charge.

Last week’s Monday, Chukwuma and his staff were absent in court. Prosecuting counsel, Julius Ajakaiye moved an application, urging the court to order the absent defendants’ arrested. He said the charge was served on them through a court-ordered February 8, 2016 substituted service following the AGF’s take-over of the case.

Consequently, he said the defendants were yet to take their plea and should therefore be compelled to appear. He added that an April 12, 2016 amended charge could not be served on the absent defendants.

They argued that the court lacked jurisdiction to issue the warrant against the defendants “because they were not properly summoned before the court”. They also  said the application offends Order 6 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules, adding that there was no proper service on their clients.

Ajakaiye urged the court to grant his application by ordering their arrest. But defence counsel, Chief George Uwechue (SAN) and Prof. C. Mbadugha prayed the court to dismiss the application.









Christopher Owolabi Warns Leaders Against Promoting Immortality and Indecency



Christopher Owolabi, who is the General Overseer of Christ Apostolic Church, Ori-oke Irapada, Omu-Aran, gave a warning during the church’s Sunday sermon has warned religious leaders against promoting immorality and indecency among their followers.

More so the cleric said that indecent dressing and other forms of immoral acts were now common among some Christians during church services and weddings. The cleric said it was the responsibility of every religious leader to lead by example.

“If such immorality is allowed to thrive inside churches and in the full glare of religious leaders how can such be checked among students and other categories of youths? “I think these indecent acts and immorality should totally be condemned and checked through our preachings and sermons.

“More importantly, we need to be more practical about it in order to instill discipline among the younger ones before God our creator.

“We are not only projecting our faith in bad light but more importantly our great country to the outside. “It is disheartening to see these ungodly acts being perpetrated in the household of God; it’s not projecting us as good and devoted Christians at all,” he said.

He expressed concern that most parents, guardians, teachers and counsellors have failed in their responsibility of shaping the lives of the youngers ones in the society.

“Most of us are now preoccupied with our daily worldly gains, materials and survival to the detriment of our statutory responsibilities to humanity. “We don’t have enough time for our children again and we hardly check on how they dress to churches and other events,” he said.

Conclusively the preacher also called on traditional rulers and other community leaders to step up their responsibility of ensuring a decent, upright and Godly society and  urged parents and guardians to be alive to their parental responsibility by giving their wards good moral upbringing.

VIRAL ACHARYA QUITS 6 MONTHS BEFORE HIS TERM ENDS


Viral Acharya, deputy governor of the R.B.I ( Reserve Bank of India), resigned six months before his term ends, Business Standard reported, citing him. Acharya, who was in charge of monetary policy, will return to New York University as an economics professor in August instead of February 2020.

Acharya took office at the RBI in January 2017 for a three-year term. His departure follows Urjit Patel’s sudden resignation in December last year amid rising tension between the central bank and the government about the RBI’s independence. Acharya, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, resigned six months before his term ends, Business Standard reported, citing him.

N.S. Vishwanathan, a deputy governor whose term is due to end in the first week of July, is likely to stay on for another term, the report said. Michael Patra, executive director at the RBI, and Sanjeev Sanyal, principal economic adviser at the Ministry of Finance, are among possible successors to Acharya, the report said.

A spokesman for the RBI said on Monday he was unaware of the development. Acharya didn’t immediately reply to a message from Bloomberg seeking comment. The rupee fell in offshore trading on the report. The dollar/rupee 1-month contract was up 0.1% to 69.98. Business Standard cited people it didn’t identify as saying Acharya handed in his resignation a few weeks before the RBI’s June monetary policy committee meeting. When asked for further comments, he said: ``A schoolteacher once told me: ‘When your work speaks for itself, do not interrupt.’”

United States Launches Cyber Attacks Against Iranian Missile Control Systems

United States launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network. The United States launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network this week after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone.

The United States  President, Donald Trump ordered a retaliatory military strike against Iran after the drone shootdown but then called it off, saying the response wouldn’t be “proportionate” and instead pledged new sanctions on the country. But after the drone’s downing, Trump secretly authorized US Cyber Command to carry out a retaliatory cyber attack on Iran, The Washington Post reported.

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Post, which cited people familiar with the matter. Yahoo cited two former intelligence officials as saying the US targeted a spying group responsible for tracking ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, where Washington has blamed Iran for two recent mine attacks on oil tankers.
Consequenty, the attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Post, which cited people familiar with the matter. Yahoo cited two former intelligence officials as saying the US targeted a spying group responsible for tracking ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, where Washington has blamed Iran for two recent mine attacks on oil tankers.

The Post said the strikes, which caused no casualties, had been planned for weeks and were first proposed as a response to the tanker attacks. US defense officials refused to confirm the reports. “As a matter of policy and for operational security, we do not discuss cyberspace operations, intelligence or planning,” Defense Department spokeswoman Heather Babb said

Tensions are high between the US and Iran once again following Trump’s move more than one year ago to leave a multinational accord curbing Iran’s nuclear ambition. His administration has instead imposed a robust slate of punitive economic sanctions designed to choke off Iranian oil sales and cripple its economy. On Saturday, Trump said the US would put “major” new sanctions on Iran next week.

Tehran said it shot down the US drone on Thursday after it violated Iranian airspace -- something Washington denies. Meanwhile, Iran has denied responsibility for the tanker attacks, and a top military official on Saturday pledged to “set fire to the interests of America and its allies” if the US attacks. These cyber attacks aren’t the first time the US and Iran have dueled online.

The Stuxnet virus, discovered in 2010, is believed to have been engineered by Israel and the US to damage nuclear facilities in Iran. And Tehran is believed to have stepped up its own cyber capabilities in the face of US efforts to isolate the Islamic republic.

MOROCCO DEFEATS NAMIBIA IN THE ONGOING 2019 AFCON


Morocco defeated Namibia in the ongoing 2019 AFCON (Africa Cup of Nation) with one goal to nil at last minute own goal. The 47th-ranked team in the world were expected to have a comfortable start. Morocco dominated a game in hot temperatures where the tempo was languid but looked increasingly desperate as the game wore on.

Namibia are playing in just their third Cup of Nations. Kazapua saved several efforts throughout the game, including a quick-thinking scramble with an outstretched leg in the 72nd minute to keep Morocco at bay.   
Substitute Itamunua Keimune botched an attempted clearance and headed the ball into his own net at the end of a free kick from Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech in the 89th minute of the opening Group D game at the Al Salam Stadium.

Morocco coach Herve Renard, who has won two Cup of Nations titles, had warned that the opening game for many of the tournament favourites may be difficult. And his forecast proved true as Namibia goalkeeper Lloyd Kazapua produced several key stops.
But his heroics did not extend to the last minute as Morocco took all three points in fortuitous circumstances. The free kick evaded several defenders before the bounce caught out Keimune who inadvertently steered it past his own goalkeeper in a heartbreaking outcome for underrated Namibia.
Namibia are playing in just their third Cup of Nations. Kazapua saved several efforts throughout the game, including a quick-thinking scramble with an outstretched leg in the 72nd minute to keep Morocco at bay.   
Renard brought on three strikers in the second half with Sofiane Boufal proving lively but also off-target with his efforts. The other two teams in Group D — Ivory Coast and South Africa — play their opening game on Monday.

RESIDENTS OF KONKON FLED THEIR HOMES FOLLOWING A HUGE FIRE CAUSED BY A PIPELINE EXPLOSION


                             

Thousands of residents of Konkon area of Oyigbo local area of Rivers State have fled their homes following a huge fire caused by a pipeline explosion in the area. Konkon and many communities in Oyigbo have petroleum pipeline criss-crossing them. The area is also notorious for pipeline destruction by oil thieves. The cause of the explosion could also not be ascertained.

They have called on Federal and State fire services to come quickly to the area to put out the fire and stop its spread to other areas. No fire service vehicle has arrived in the area as at the time of filing this report.

The lawmaker representing Oyigbo State Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Promise Nwankwo not only confirmed the raging fire but that residents have fled their homes.

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the death of three persons in the raging fire caused by a pipeline explosion in the state.
Spokesman of the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni said three persons have so far been confirmed dead.

FOURTEEN KILLED AND FIFTY INJURED WHEN A BIG TENT SUPPORTED BY METAL POLES COLLAPSED AT JASOL


At least fourteen people were killed and over fifty injured when a big tent supported by metal poles collapsed during a dust storm at Jasol in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Sunday.

Barmer’s additional police superintendent, Khinv Singh Bhati, said around 300 people were sitting under the tent when it collapsed because of the dust storm. The injured were taken to nearby government and private hospitals. Some have been shifted to Jodhpur.


Barmer district collector Himanshu Gupta said the tent was erected for a religious programme -- Ram Katha (Lord Ram’s story). “Prima facie, it appears the 14 people died after the metal poles fell on them... Some people have also died due to electrocution after electricity cables snapped and fell on the poles,” said additional police superintendent Ratan Lal Bhargava. “However, a clear picture will emerge after the post-mortem.”

Disaster management and relief minister Bhanwar Lal Meghwal blamed the organisers for the tragedy. “There was negligence by the organisers. When they knew that weather has changed, rainfall and dust storm has started then why they did not they get the electricity supply switched off. The action would be taken against those responsible,” he said.

Further more, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted about the Barmer tent collapse. “Collapse of a pandaal in Rajasthan’s Barmer is unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and I wish the injured a quick recovery,” Modi tweeted.

In the consequences of the above, Gehlot said he has directed the concerned officials to probe into the incident. “Officials have been directed to ensure that quick treatment is given to the injured and the family members of the injured should be provided help in every possible manner,” Gehlot tweeted.

Gehlot also announced an inquiry into the incident by jodhpur divisional commissioner BL Kothari and a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to next of kin of each of the deceased persons. A release from CM’s office said the injured will also be given a maximum compensation of Rs 2 lakh each. Also, Gehlot convened an emergency meeting at his office after the tragedy struck and ordered a probe into it. Teams of State Disaster Relief Force have been sent to Barmer from Jaipur, Ajmer, and Jodhpur, said Meghwal.

More over, the Chief minister Ashok Gehlot convened an emergency meeting at his office in the Secretariat after the tragedy and ordered an investigation. Teams of State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) have been sent to Barmer from Jaipur, Ajmer and Jodhpur. Fourteen people were killed and more than 50 others injured when a tent of a religious program collapsed during a dust storm in Barmer’s Jasol village

TYPES OF LEARNERS/ PUPILS IN THE CLASSROOM

Scientists and psychologists have developed a number of different models to understand the different ways that people learn best. Each learning type responds best to a different method of teaching. The consequences of these learning styles reach far beyond the classroom. If you want to educate a large group of people, no matter what the setting, you need to know how to engage each of the eight learning styles.
Pupils in classroom

1.The Logical or Mathematical Learner
The logical or mathematical learner must classify or categorize things. They also tend to understand relationships or patterns, numbers and equations, better than others. These are obviously engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and other technical professions.
2.The Interpersonal Learner
The interpersonal learner is someone who learns by relating to others. Often, these people share stories, work best in teams, and compare their ideas to the ideas of others. In a sense, others help them think of new ideas of their own. They are often naturally good leaders as well as team players. You often see these people in various fields of psychology or social sciences.
3.The Intrapersonal Learner
The intrapersonal, as opposed to interpersonal, learner is someone who works and learns best when they are alone. They set individual goals that are challenging, but not impossible. They are also motivated by internal forces, rather than external ones. They are often introverted individuals, but not always. These people often enter creative fields, become entrepreneurs, and sometimes small business owners. But, they are usually in fields or industries that allow them to work without direct supervision.
4.The Linguistic Learner
The linguistic learner is one who learns best through linguistic skills including reading, writing, listening, or speaking. Sometimes, it’s a combination of these methods. So, for example, if a linguistic learner wanted to tackle a new skill, their best method of learning would be to read about it, then listen to an audio recording and take notes on it. Finally, concretizing it would require speaking about it and, possibly, writing about it extensively. Not surprisingly, some of the best teachers and professors are linguistic learners. It’s in the nature of the profession.
5.The Naturalist
The naturalist learns by working with, and experiencing, nature. If this sounds a lot like a scientist, it’s because that’s how scientists learn. The naturalist loves experiences, loves observing the world around them, and captures the best information or knowledge through experimentation.
6.The Musical or Rhythmic Learner
The musical or rhythmic learner is one who learns using melody or rhythm. This would be like a musician learning how to play by listening to a piece of music or a drummer who hears beats in his head and on the street from arbitrary sources before putting it together in the studio. But it can also be a person who learns best while humming, whistling, toe-tapping, tapping their pencil on the desk, wiggling, or listening to music in the background. For this person, music isn’t a distraction but instead actually helps the learning process. Some people also think better with background noise, so you may often notice that some people think best when they hum, whistle, bounce a ball off the wall, or make some other noise or move (pace) while thinking.
7.The Kinesthetic Learner
The Kinesthetic learner is a person that learns best by actually doing something.These people are also scientific in nature and must interact with objects in order to learn about them (or learn about them in the best way possible). Some of the most common kinesthetic-based jobs are those in the arts, manufacturing or creative fields like physical therapy, dancing, acting, farming, carpentry, surgery, and jewelry-making. None of these careers could be done without “hands-on experience.” Many of these jobs, with rare exception, are also trade professions that require an apprenticeship or shadowing.
8.The Visual or Spatial Learner
A visual or spatial learner is a person who learns best if there are visual aids around to guide the learning process. For example, someone who can learn best from diagrams, pictures, graphs would be a visual or spatial learner. These people tend to be technically-oriented and enter engineering fields. An example of this type of learner would be a person who becomes a computer engineer or programmer. But, the best pupils are those that are visual or spatial learners.