The damage done by the former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Tamils in North-East Sri Lanka

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka (UN file photo)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Mahinda Rajapaksa, former President of Sri Lanka (UN file photo)

There is evidence that the UN staff in Colombo repeatedly contacted Ban Ki-moon and asked him to come to Sri Lanka to prevent what was certainly going to be a bloodbath. Ban said that he would come only of he could do something about it.

Dr. Brian Senewiratne for Global News Centre  

(BRISBANE)  In the 70 year history of the United Nations, there has not been a Secretary General worse than Ban Ki-moon. The UN Office of Internal Oversight Services said that the UN Secretariat under Ban Ki-moon was “drifting into irrelevance” He has damaged the standing of the UN so much that Richard Gowan, a UN expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations believes that Antonio Guterres, who succeeded Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2017, “could give the UN the kick up the backside it needs”. Under him, the UN has become a joke, not to be taken seriously, and very different to what the UN was expected to do when it was formed.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and her sordid investigation!

 

Senators Claire McCaskill and Orrin Hatch

Claire McCaskill and Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch is working for the wrong side…

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   Someone may want to inform Senator Claire McCaskill that her recent call for an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic was already launched by the U.S. Finance Committee in 2012 and as of 2017 there is still no report.  So why would McCaskill demand action on an epidemic killing in the thousands every year when she is aware the waters are not unchartered?  Let me try to enlighten those people, including McCaskill, why not everyone is buying what she is selling.

(Alcohol & Drug Recovery) AfterLife by Slick/Ace Knight Film

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Dedicated to Kenneth Stevenson and Michael J. Root/2017

Tim King Global News Centre

Submitted by Ace Knight

I believe music heals the soul. While it’s no new philosophy, it’s more true today than ever. Alcohol and drug addiction is killing people across our nation and artistic approaches hold a bigger bounty than any traditional means.

The power that alcohol and drugs hold over people is a force to be reckoned with. We should never forget that we are surrounded by former users and recovering addicts. We should fight that power so that people may have a chance to live life to the fullest. It isn’t too late if you are reading this. 

A Look at Iran’s Afro-Iranian Community

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Global News Centre

Submitted by Ace Knight

Like many other countries that border the Persian Gulf, Iran has communities of African origin living inside its border. While most Afro-Iranians are descendants of slaves brought to the country centuries ago, some Africans came to Iran in search of paid work as sailors. Afro-Iranians have their own distinct cultural and traditional practices, and mostly live in the Hormozgan province along the Persian Gulf, Sistan and Baluchestan along the Pakistan and Afghanistan borders, and Khuzestan province, abutting Iraq and the Gulf.

Democratic Party has its work cut out at the state level

 

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It behooves the Democrats to concentrate some of their efforts toward electing democrats at the state and local level as that’s where many future candidates hone their skills for later runs for national office.

Ralph E Stone GlobalNewsCentre.com

(SAN FRANCISCO)  The Democrats elected Tom Perez for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairmanship.  After winning the vote, Perez appointed Keith Ellison as the Deputy Chair.  Perez and Ellison each pledged to rebuild state and local parties, including in Republican-dominated states.  The Democrats have much work to do at the state and local level where laws are passed disfavoring Democrats.

WAS JOHN THE BAPTIST BEHEADED?

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john the baptist

GlobalNewsCentre

And when the Word is fulfilled against them (the unjust), we shall produce from the earth a beast to (face) them: He will speak to them, for that mankind did not believe with assurance in Our Signs.  Quran 27:82

Artist Tiffany Anderson “Tiffany ArtWork”

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Global News Centre 

Submitted by Ace Knight

Hello!

My name is Tiffany Anderson and I am a 19-year-old self employed artist and entrepreneur. I am currently attending school for graphic design. I had just recently decided to take a plunge into devoting myself to my artwork when I realized it was truly a God given gift that I was meant to use. Recently I have been creating portraits for customers. It blesses me to know that something I created could bless someone else. I live in Fort Worth Texas and was recently invited to have my artwork in a show at the Lenora Rolla Heritage Museum (The inspiration for my Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, and Frederick Douglas Pieces.) Art is truly my passion and I believe that if you strongly excel in something, you should put everything into making that your career, even if you think the odds are against you. Nothing is impossible.   Tiffany Anderson

TIFFANY Artwork: https://www.tiffanyartwork.com/

Trump versus the media

unnaedUnfortunately, the mistrust of science and critical thinking in this country is a growing problem.  Trump like a snake oil salesman knows this and panders to this mistrust.  If we are not careful, we will listen to what Trump says and forget to watch what he does.

Ralph E Stone GlobalNewsCentre.com

(SAN FRANCISCO)  Low Energy Jeb [Bush], Little Marco [Rubio], Lyin’ Ted [Cruz] pathological Ben [Carson], and Crooked Hillary [Clinton] were all quite effective labels used by Donald Trump on his march to the White House. With the destruction of 16 primary challengers and a well-known political figure in his rear-view mirror, Trump has now zeroed in on his old opponent, the media. Why?  Because the media is out to get him.  Or maybe they are just fact checking.

Senate Should Confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court

President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court,  Neil Gorsuch. Photo via Wikipedia.

President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court,
Neil Gorsuch. Photo via Wikipedia.

Gorsuch’s confirmation will bring the Supreme Court back to four conservatives, not a majority of five.

Ralph E Stone GlobalNewsCentre.com

(SAN FRANCISCO) The Senate should confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court if he is found to be qualified.  I understand the Republicans refused to even consider Merrick Garland, Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, even though Obama had ten months left on his term at the time.  I also understand had Hillary Clinton become president, the Republicans indicated no nominee of hers would be confirmed either.

Only Memories and Emptiness Remain: The History of Ulcinj’s Afro-Albanian Community in Montenegro

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Global News Centre

Written by Mustafa Canka

Submitted by Ace Knight

I never had any problems. I was born here, in this multi-ethnic environment, and I think I spent a beautiful and happy life.  Our country (Albania), as far as equality, probably unique in the world, and I am proud I was born in it and live in it.  Rizo Šurla

Trump issues draconian Executive Order banning persons from seven Muslim countries

unnamedOn 9/11, the nineteen terrorists who attacked America that day, fifteen were from Saudi Arabia, two were from the United Arab Emirates, and one was from Lebanon. This means that only two of the seven countries on Trump’s list produced terrorists who have actually perpetrated attacks on U.S. soil.

Ralph E Stone GlobalNewsCentre.com

(SAN FRANCISCO)  During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump issued a statement saying, if elected, he would issue “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our representatives can figure out what’s going on.” Now, Trump has followed through on his campaign promise by issuing an executive order suspending visa entry of persons from seven countries that have predominately Muslim populations.  The banned countries are Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan and Yemen.

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