WASHINGTON: Five US states are refusing to deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border amid a growing outcry over a controversial immigration policy of President Donald Trump's administration that has led to migrant children being separated from their parents. The Democratic governors of Colorado, New York and Virginia and the Republican governors of Maryland and Massachusetts all said they would not send members of their state's National Guard units for border duty. "We will not be complicit in this ongoing human tragedy," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said Tuesday. "In the face of the federal government's inhumane treatment of immigrant families, New York will not deploy National Guard to the border," Cuomo said on Twitter. Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, said he will not send any National Guard resources to the border "until this policy of separating children from their families has been rescinded". Hogan said he had ordered a four-member … [Read more...] about Five US states refuse to deploy National Guard to border amid outcry
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PARIS: When Rafael Nadal broke down in tears on the Roland Garros podium on Sunday (Jun 10) as 15,000 people, plus a smattering of Hollywood heavyweights, stood and honoured his staggering 11th French Open triumph, it was enough to make his desperate rivals weep.The 32-year-old Spaniard had wrapped up his 17th major, taken his career earnings beyond the US$100 million mark and extended his record in Paris to 86 wins and just two defeats.It also intensified the headache facing tennis' highly-rated but woefully under-performing next generation.How do you solve a problem like Nadal? Or Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray for that matter?Since Nadal won his first major at Roland Garros in 2005, the "Big Four" have claimed 48 of the past 53 Grand Slam titles.In their careers, 36-year-old Federer has 20 majors, Nadal 17, Djokovic 12 and Murray three.Stan Wawrinka, it should not be forgotten, also has three Slams although his name is usually an absentee when it comes to such … [Read more...] about Catch us if you can: Nadal keeps old guard in control
Amid an amicable summit between the two Korean leaders at Panmunjeom on Friday, a herd of stoic North Korean men clad in suits grabbed the attention of viewers watching on television. As Kim Jong-un strode toward the border between the two Koreas, a flock of security guards surrounded the North Korean leader in a V-shaped formation. The fourteen tall, suited men scattered when Kim approached South Korean President Moon Jae-in, waiting at the demarcation line. A few hours later, when the morning session of the summit was over and Kim boarded his Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine to briefly return North for lunch, 12 of the guards returned, circling the vehicle and jogging alongside it. When the car sped up, the guards followed suit and ran in sync with it, five men on each side and two at the back. Meticulous care went into security measures Friday, the summit being Kim Jong-un's first time being exposed for such an extended period to international media. But … [Read more...] about Who are the tall guards surrounding Kim Jong-un?
Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015
A 46-year-old former security guard from Singapore was found guilty on January 31, Wednesday for possessing 801 obscene films for the purpose of online distribution. The convict named Ali V. P. Mohamed who worked as security guard for more than 20 years was presented in the court for a continuous two-day trial which started on Monday. District Judge Kessler Soh announced the sentence on Wednesday. The guilty was a part of an online voyeuristic videos distribution group. These kinds of videos are usually captured by using hidden cameras. Along with Ali, there is another person related to this case and to be convicted in court. The crime came to the spotlight when police lodged a report in November 2016 that there are certain films coming out via the internet which includes nude videos of girls. According to reports in those videos mostly school girls were filmed inside a changing room. These kinds of sexual content based videos were being circulated on Sammyboy Forum, which is known as … [Read more...] about Singapore: 46-year-old former security guard arrested for filming girls in changing rooms