Category Archives: The World

President Trump In Regards To North Korea: “Do Not Try Us”

For an extremely long time now, possibly decades even, the United States as well as many other countries have been at odds with North Korea. Through many presidencies and different eras in the U.S. the country and their leaders have been a recurring issue of big proportions, but with that have been steadily been almost ignored by us for the most part. That is until this year with the election of our current President Donald Trump, who is for certain taking matters fully into his own hands for good or bad.

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Reforestation Efforts in the Amazon Aims To Plant 73 Million Trees

There have been efforts to curb the effects of deforestation for decades, however a new major project is in the works, and it’s shaping up to be historical.

What is this monumental task? A new project led by Conservation International will become the largest tropical reforestation plan to ever have existed. Over the next six years about 73 million trees will be planted in what is nicknamed the “arc of deforestation” that spans across the Brazilian states of Acre, Pará, Rondônia, the Amazonas and more. In the end the goal is to restore 70,000+ acres, about the size of over 30 thousand soccer fields, which have been cleared for pastureland.

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Stacked logs from a recently cleared forest. Moment captured by Russell A. Mittermeier of Conservation International.

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Donations for Patchy

On Sunday morning, there was the news that 13 year old Patrick Barkey had died in the result of a collision that happened Saturday night in Union Township. Patrick was a student at West Clermont Middle School in the 8th grade. He was also very involved in baseball and played for a select team called the Tealtown Dolphins. Patrick, also known as “Patchy” was a fun loving kid and a big ball of energy, he could always bring a smile to someone’s face. Nick Charles, who was Patrick’s baseball coach after being interviewed said, “I love all these kids,” Charles said. “These kids are great. They all love Patrick. They love Patrick’s family. And we were just close-knit, and it’s going to be hard to move on. But somehow we’re going to have to fight, and we’re going to do it for Patrick. We’re going to honor Patrick next year. It’s going to be the year for Pat.”

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Papa John’s blames the NFL

Would you believe it if I said that one of the biggest pizza franchises is losing money because of the NFL. “You would not expect the NFL’s day of reckoning to arrive during the subdued third-quarter investor earnings call of America’s third-largest pizza chain. And you would not expect Papa John Schnatter (eponym and founder of Papa John’s Pizza, the chain in question) to publicly force that reckoning while explaining management’s downward revision of its year-end sales outlook, rebuking the league for which the company has been the official pizza sponsor since 2010.”(sports illustrated) Continue reading Papa John’s blames the NFL

Top Five card Games

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  A card game can be any game that involves a deck of playing cards with set rules. Although the standardized rules may change between culture or region for the card game being played, it can be a great way to interact and get to know others. Everyone knows which card game is their favorite, but if you may want to try new games to play, you can find new fun games here. Continue reading Top Five card Games

5 Tips for Public Speaking

The thought of getting in front of a large audience to give a speech is quite frightening to most people. Shaking, trembling,and sweating is all normal for people with little experience speaking in front of big groups.  Having a little speech anxiety is common, but the good news is that it can be fixed over time and a little bit of work.  Below, you will read about 5 tips for speaking in public. Continue reading 5 Tips for Public Speaking

Controversies Spark As A Robot Woman Is Granted Citizenship To Saudi Arabia

Sophia, a robotic woman, has been granted citizenship to the Middle Eastern nation of Saudi Arabia.

But who is Sophia? Well to answer that you have to go back, back to a man known as David Hanson. Dr. Hanson founded the company Hanson Robotics in 2003 in order to, according to their press statement, “Bring robots to life, literally.” The Hong Kong-based company prides itself on creating the world’s most lifelike artificial intelligence. Shell bodies combined with ‘Character Engine cognition software,’ the robots can think for themselves, with the ability to perceive emotions and understand conversation.

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David Hanson on stage explaining the process of creating Sophia. Moment captured by Getty Images.

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Linkin Park Play Chester Bennington Tribute Show

On July 20th, 2017, Linkin Park front man and vocalist Chester Bennington passed away after committing suicide in a private residence he owned in Palos Verdes Estates, California. Friends, family, loved ones, band mates, fellow musicians, fans and general music lovers around the world were absolutely shocked, along with being in denial and heartbreak as nobody expected his untimely and awful death. Even those the closest to him just felt confused and hurt, especially the wife and six children he left behind. It felt like the entire world mourned the loss of him when the dreadful news broke out. We lost a very talented musician, outstanding voice, son, husband, father and all around great person, but his music and legacy will be honored and remembered forever. A few nights ago that was shown in full effect.

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Twitter Announces More Strict Labeling on Political Advertisements

In recent years there has been a growing concern over the legitimacy of political campaigning tactics. One of the many ways political leaders and figureheads reach their expansive audiences is to use advertising services, such as television ads, signs and billboards, or even to air their ads on the internet through video or other various forms of media. These advertisements have been going on for quite some time, but only recently has the use of the internet and popular social media sites been a target for political leaders to try and gain an advantage over their opponents. These types of ads are generally just plopped onto the site like any other advertisement might be, but Twitter has taken a step in the right direction.  Continue reading Twitter Announces More Strict Labeling on Political Advertisements