DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (CNN via KRON4) - Going to the Caribbean visitors expect to see beautiful waves of clear blue water.However, at Playa Montesinos in the Dominican Republic, beachgoers are greeted by waves of trash.Shocking video seen here was shared by the NGO Parley for the Oceans, and has already been shared thousands of time on social media.According to people associated with the organization, it happens every time heavy rains take place.Parley for the Oceans is an NGO that addresses pollution in the world's oceans, cleaning up plastic around the world and promoting change.For this project they are working with over 500 public workers, including the Island's Armed Forces and government officials, to clean up the beach.The caption says they have collected 30 tons of plastic in three days and will continue its clean-up mission for the rest of the week.Most of the plastic collected will go to a landfill, with some of it being reused to create recycled products. … [Read more...] about ‘Garbage Waves’: Trash covers water at beach in Dominican Republic
World U.S. Military Iran With President Donald Trump continuing to practice diplomatic brinkmanship via Twitter, U.S.-Iranian tensions appear to be reaching a boiling point—as they have several times since Trump entered the Oval Office.The president’s latest outburst was in response to comments from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who said, “Peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”Trump fired back in all capital letters, warning his Iranian counterpart to “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN.”To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!Recommended Slideshows76The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World59The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World61Every … [Read more...] about America vs. Iran: Can U.S. Military Win a War Against Islamic Republic?
His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, 24 July 2018, host the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The State Visit takes place within the context of strengthening strategic and historic political, economic, social and international cooperation partnership between South Africa and China. Duly accredited media can cover the Programme as follows: Monday, 23 July 2018 20:00 Arrival President Xi Jinping, Madame Peng Liyuan and at Waterkloof Air Force Base Media Contact Person: Thuso Sebola 072 127 1565 Dirco Tuesday, 24 July 2018 Part A 07:30-09:00 Members of the Media arrive at the Union Buildings 10:00 Welcome Ceremony 10:40 Bilateral meeting between President Ramaphosa and President Xi Jinping 11:00 Official Talks 12:45 Press Briefing Media Contact Person: Hlomani … [Read more...] about President Ramaphosa to receive the President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on a State Visit to South Africa
Tomorrow (24 July) will mark 42 days since the last patient with Ebola was identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). If no other cases of the Ebola virus disease are identified, the DRC Ministry of Health will announce the official end of the outbreak on Wednesday 25 July. This announcement will come as a huge relief to the people living in the affected region as well as local and international responders. However, even after this important milestone is passed, this Ebola outbreak is a reminder of the persistent vulnerabilities that remain in the DRC and in many other parts of the world where weak health infrastructure leaves communities vulnerable to deadly disease outbreaks. Red Cross experts and responders are available to talk about this Ebola response, and to discuss the work that is still needed to prepare for and prevent future disease outbreaks. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). … [Read more...] about Democratic Republic of the Congo: Expected End of Ebola Outbreak
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