South Korea President steps out due to corruption allegations

South Korea President steps out due to corruption allegations

Nov 29, 2016

President Park Geun-hye of South Korea said Tuesday that she was willing to resign before her term ends, in an effort to head off a pending impeachment vote over a devastating corruption scandal.“I am giving up everything now,” she said in a dramatic, five-minute televised address, offering her third public apology for the scandal that has paralyzed her government for weeks. It was the first time South Koreans had heard from their cloistered leader since a previous televised public apology on Nov. 4. But opposition lawmakers immediately rejected the offer, calling it a ploy meant to divide her political opponents and allow Ms. Park to survive in office, and they vowed to proceed with impeachment efforts. But their plan to call for an impeachment vote on Friday has been cast into doubt. Members of Ms. Park’s party who had supported impeachment have now suggested that the vote be delayed until Dec. 9, to give rival parties time to negotiate a date for Ms. Park’s resignation instead. The opposition needs the support of those governing party lawmakers to pass an impeachment bill. On Tuesday, Ms. Park admitted no legal wrongdoing and did not give a date for her resignation, saying she would let the National Assembly decide. “If the governing and opposition parties inform me of the way to minimize the confusion and vacuum in state affairs and ensure a stable transfer of power,” she said, “I will step down as president according to their schedule and legal procedures.” Opposition lawmakers said the offer was an attempt to buy time, in hopes that those who have supported impeachment would bicker over when she should step down and on whether impeachment should proceed. “This is nothing but a sly trick to avoid impeachment,” said Youn Kwan-suk, a spokesman for the main opposition Democratic Party. “What the people wanted was her immediate...

Obamacare’s death warrant has been signed

Obamacare’s death warrant has been signed

Nov 29, 2016

Twenty million people would be out of health services if President Elect Trump, wipes off Obamacare, he has talked about obliterating Obamacare and creating a new Health Care Service, and then some parts of the media said Trump was reconsidering this decision, but in view of the probable appointment of the new Secretary of Health and Human Services there is not much hope for the Health Care System Obama created. If President-elect Donald J. Trump wanted a cabinet secretary who could help him dismantle and replace President Obama’s health care law, he could not have found anyone more prepared than Representative Tom Price, who has been studying how to accomplish that goal for more than six years. Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon who represents many of the northern suburbs of Atlanta, speaks with the self-assurance of a doctor about to perform another joint-replacement procedure. He knows the task and will proceed with brisk efficiency. Mr. Trump has picked Mr. Price, a six-term Republican congressman, to be secretary of health and human services, Mr. Trump’s transition team announced Tuesday morning. Also on Monday, Mr. Trump met with David H. Petraeus, the highly decorated but scandal-scarred former military commander, who has emerged as a new contender for secretary of...

Baja California Government will pay the UABC 270 million pesos

Baja California Government will pay the UABC 270 million pesos

Nov 29, 2016

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR The delicate situation between the State University and the Government of Baja California has ended, they signed an agreement where they accord a state subsidy of on thousand 270 million pesos for 2017, 200 million more than 2016, which guarantees the student registration for the next year, the meeting was quiet and friendly between Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid and Dean Juan Manuel Ocegueda Hernández. So ends the political battle which broke out several weeks ago when the University announced there was a 370 million pesos delay in the financial aid the State grants the UABC, but the Governor officials said the overdue amount was not that big, and a political struggle of sorts began, the State even mentioned the University had a huge debt for water usage.. After weeks of tension, the Dean and the Governor got together to sign the agreement where the State committed to pay the pending amounts which add up to 352 million pesos (round numbers) which will be paid in five annuities. As for the water usage overdue payments, they said they would look into the probable solutions, within a legal framework, and so bury the hatchet once and for all; the political turmoil between Government and University is left...

The world’s largest sailing competition comes to the Baja California Peninsula

The world’s largest sailing competition comes to the Baja California Peninsula

Nov 27, 2016

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, will host the final of the Extreme Sailing Series competition Extreme Sailing Series, one of the most recognized sailing competitions in the world is coming to the Baja California Peninsula in 2017, as was officially announced by the organizers. Sailing competitions have gained strength in recent years in the world of marine sports, and are usually held in locations that boast world-class accomodations, beautiful beaches and state-of-the-art marinas. This year, the organizers have chosen Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, to be included within the competition route, and this will be the first time that this competition will sail across the beautiful seas of Mexico. The race is organized by OC Sport, with the participation of forty catamarans in a study format race that seeks to crown the world champion, in a competition that is considered as important as the Formula 1 or the FIFA World Cup within water sports. Fans and professionals have attended this competition since its inception, and it has captured the attention of the world and is currently considered one of the most important in the world. In this eleventh season, the teams will test their skills on the super-fast GC32 Hydro-Foil catamarans. According to Andy Tourell, director of the event, Los Cabos is a great destination to sail, and they are sure that it will soon become one of the classic venues of the circuit, because without a doubt the local public will love to see this exciting competition live. The names of the participating teams hve not been released yet, as the inscriptions are still open, the only thing that is known is that this year’s competition will undoubtedly be unique, exciting and delightful forhy7AQ all spectators. Mexico is part of the second agenda of the series, which begins on March 8, 2017 in Muscat, Oman; Followed by Qingdao, China on April 28; Madeira, Portugal on June 29; Hamburg, Germany on August 10; Cardiff, UK on August 25; San Diego, United States on October 19; And will culminate from November 30 to December 3 in Los Cabos, Mexico. Source:...

Thousands of Cuban Americans celebrated Castro’s death in the streets of Miami

Thousands of Cuban Americans celebrated Castro’s death in the streets of Miami

Nov 26, 2016

Miami’s Little Havana celebrates death of Fidel Castro in the streets. Within half an hour of the Cuban government’s official announcement that former President Fidel Castro had died, Miami’s Little Havana teemed with life – and cheers. Thousands of people banged pots with spoons, waved Cuban flags in the air and whooped in jubilation on Calle Ocho – 8th Street, and the heart of the neighbourhood – in the early hours of Saturday. Honking and strains of salsa music from car stereos echoed against stucco buildings and fireworks lit up the humid night sky. Police blocked off streets leading to Cafe Versailles, the quintessential Cuban American hotspot where strong cafecitos – sweetened espresso – were as common as a harsh word about Fidel Castro. “Cuba si! Castro no!” they chanted, while others screamed “Cuba libre!” Celebration, not grief, permeated the atmosphere. That was no surprise. Castro has cast a shadow over Miami for decades and, in many ways, his policy and his power have shaped the city and its inhabitants. Cubans fled the island to Miami, Tampa, New Jersey and elsewhere after Castro took power in 1959. Some were loyalists of Fulgencio Batista, the president prior to Castro, while others left with the hope that they would be able to return soon, after Castro was toppled. He never was. Many others believed they would not be truly free under Castro and his communist regime. Thousands left behind their possessions, loved ones and hard-earned educations and businesses, travelling to the US by plane, boat or raft. Many Cubans died on the ocean trip to South Florida. And many never returned to see their childhood homes, their neighbourhoods and their relatives because Castro was still in power. The ones who made it to Miami took a largely, and vehemently, anti-Castro stance. On New Year’s Eve every year, Cubans in Miami utter a toast in Spanish as they raise glasses of liquor: “Next year in Cuba.” But as the Cuban exiles aged, and as Castro outlived them, US President Barack Obama eroded the embargo and younger Cubans returned to the island, the toast rang silent in many households. Source: Telegraph...