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7 Reasons You Want Referral Business and How to Get Them
Studies have proven that there is one reason why people don't do more referral business: they don't ask. There are two reasons why, they forget or they don't have a strong enough relationship with their clients, so they don't feel comfortable
The truth is every professional should strive to have all of their business be referral because the benefits of referral business are undeniable and extensive.
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Top 10 Ways Websites Makes Me Suffer
I believe some people create and publish websites for the sole purpose of tormenting their visitors. Browsing various websites and navigating the Web can often be like trying to read on an airplane while a kid kicks the back of your seat and the baby next to you alternates between screaming, crying and drooling on you.
Business Profitability - 10 Ways To Boost
10 Ways to Boost your ProfitabilitySo many business owners work hard - really hard - just to break even or keep afloat. Each one of us deserves reward for our efforts, whether that be financial or personal.
Wealth Building Scams
I have some good news and I have some bad news. First the good news.
Seven Questions to Improve Your Business, Your Relationships, and Your Life
Seven Questions to Improve Your Business, Your Relationships, and Your Life
One of the most powerful tools we have as humans is our ability to ask questions. The more adept we are at asking them (and waiting for and listening to the answers), the more effective we will be.
Ten Ways to Strengthen Your Reading Habit
Most people wish they read more. It is an activity that is both fun and enlightening.
Ten Tips for Cross Cultural Communication
Here are some simple tips to help you improve your cross cultural communication skills:
Even when English is the common language in a cross cultural situation, this does not mean you should speak at normal speed. Slow down, speak clearly and ensure your pronunciation is intelligible.
7 Reasons Why Training Doesn't Produce the Desired Results and What You Can Do To
Seven Reasons Why Training Doesn't Produce the Desired Results and What You Can Do To Improve Your Results
OverviewAbraham Maslow said, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." As managers, leaders and change agents, we want to improve our organizational performance.
Your Leadership Shopping List
'Tis the season to give. And finding the right gift to give the people on your team can be challenging.
Top Seven Reasons to Publicize your Business with Articles
Do you want to be #1-10 on Google and other search engines? Do you want quadruple your Web sales in five months? Promote your business to the top with these 7 reasons to write and submit how-to articles.
Top Ten Tips for Online Publishing Success
Use the checklist below to make sure your article, tip, or book excerpt will get published and make you a household name on the Internet.
Top Ten Things to Do to Make your Signature File Sell
Always include a powerful signature on every email you send out, even to friends. It's even more important when you send out articles to opt-in ezines (no spam) and top web sites in your field--more important than your article's message.
The Top Ten Ways to Attract Buyers, Not Just Visitors to your Web Site
Have you put a lot of effort, time, and money into your site and are frustrated with low sales?
If you are like many professionals out there, you know your subject; you are excellent at your craft. You have a great service and maybe a great product to sell.
Plan Your Success In Seven Ways
Many businesses lose money yearly because they don't think creatively about the future. They run their businesses doing what they think they should: dealing with customers, dealing with problems, ordering for their business, and paying their expenses.
Want a Web Site that Turns Lookie Loos into Buyers? Seven Passion Copywriting Tips
Web Site Blues? Need one, don't know where to start? Got one, but aren't getting enough sales?
If you need a Web site soon you may be wondering where to start and who to trust. All Web masters are not equal.
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Family pays tribute to âenergetic, funny and cheekyâ boy and thanks those who helped search for him after Thursdayâs attack
The family of a seven-year-old boy missing since last weekâs Barcelona terror attack confirmed on Sunday that he had died and paid tribute to the âenergetic, funny and cheekyâ schoolboy who always brought âa smile to our facesâ.
Julian Cadman, who had dual British-Australian nationality, had been missing since the attack on Thursday. His family confirmed on Sunday that he was among the 13 people killed in Barcelona. Continue reading...
US president to deliver address to troops and the nation at Fort Myer military base on Monday night
Donald Trump will announce his decision on Americaâs strategy in Afghanistan on Monday night in an address to US troops and the nation almost 16 years after the war began.
The US president will âprovide an update on the path forward for Americaâs engagement in Afghanistan and South Asiaâ in an address to be delivered at 9pm ET from the military base at Fort Myer, southwest of the capital, the White House said in a statement. Continue reading...
Military leaders are confident of recapturing one of the last remaining Islamic State strongholds in the country but humanitarian groups fear for civilians
Iraqi forces have pushed into the outskirts of one of the last Islamic State-held areas in the country â the north-western city of Tal Afar.
The operation comes just over a month after Mosul was retaken from the terror group, ending a three-year rule over Iraqâs second city and confining the extremists to ever-shrinking pockets of the country, stretching to the Syrian border. Continue reading...
Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Googleâs Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war
Some of the worldâs leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots.
Teslaâs Elon Musk and Googleâs Mustafa Suleyman are leading a group of 116 specialists from across 26 countries who are calling for the ban on autonomous weapons. Continue reading...
Wife of president Robert Mugabe returns to Harare despite facing allegations of assault on model in Johannesburg
Grace Mugabe, the wife of the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, flew home from South Africa on Sunday after being granted diplomatic immunity from being prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model in Johannesburg.
State broadcaster ZBC showed her greeting government and military officials at the airport in Harare after returning on an Air Zimbabwe plane with her husband, who had attended a summit of southern African leaders in Pretoria. Continue reading...
Police rule out love triangle saying more disturbing motive lies behind stabbing of 26-year-old hair stylist in Chicago
Detectives have ruled out a love triangle between an Oxford University employee, a US professor and their alleged murder victim, who was found with more than 40 stab wounds, police have said.
Somerville Collegeâs Andrew Warren, 56, and Professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, have been charged with murdering hair stylist Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Lathemâs Chicago apartment. Continue reading...
Turkish-born author DoÄan AkhanlÄ±, who has written about human rights in Turkey, was arrested while on holiday
Germany welcomed the release on Sunday of a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant and accused Turkey of abusing the international system used to hunt down fugitives.
Turkish-born writer DoÄan AkhanlÄ±, who has German citizenship, was arrested on Saturday while on holiday in southern Spain. AkhanlÄ± was conditionally released after a court hearing on Sunday, but ordered to remain in Madrid while Turkeyâs extradition request is considered, his lawyer said. Continue reading...
Hassan Zubier, a paramedic living in Sweden, says he was stabbed as he tried to help people during incident in Turku
A British paramedic who was repeatedly stabbed while helping victims of a terrorist attack in Finland has denied being a hero, insisting he was merely following his training. Continue reading...
Despite his exit from the White House, Trumpâs longtime ally retains plenty of power â and a war with Republican leaders in Washington is firmly in his sights
As Steve Bannonâs departure from the White House amplified predictions of a brewing war between the so-called âalt-rightâ and the Republican establishment, there was speculation Donald Trumpâs former chief strategist could hold even more influence on the president from the outside than he did during his tumultuous tenure inside the West Wing.
Related: Trump lauds Bannon but Charlottesville fallout persists with new row over arts event Continue reading...
A motorcyclist escaped with only minor injuries after riding into a sinkhole in China.
The footage, taken last week, shows the man looking at his phone shortly before crashing into the gaping crater in the road.
CCTV captured the moment the street collapses before the unwitting motorcyclist drops into the hole head-first. Continue reading...
Director of BBC World Service says tensions over North Koreaâs nuclear tests vindicate the launch of a targeted service
The BBC is braced for a backlash from the North Korean government about the launch of a new service targeted at the country amid growing international tensions over its nuclear missile tests.
Francesca Unsworth, the director of BBC World Service, said the corporation was wary about launching the new North Korean service next month due to the likely opposition from the government but insisted the fragile political situation vindicated the move. Continue reading...
Legislative powers taken from opposition-led parliament, as countryâs fugitive attorney general alleges Maduro corruption links
Venezuelaâs political crisis has deepened after a new pro-government âsuperbodyâ stripped the opposition-held parliament of its legislative powers and the fugitive attorney general accused President NicolĂĄs Maduro of links to a corruption scandal.
Related: Thieves stealing Venezuela zoo animals to eat them, say police Continue reading...
Small enterprises, such as pizzerias in Havana, are springing up all over Cuba after 2011 licensing changes and relaxed US restrictions on tourism
Pizza is falling from the sky in Havana âŠ Actually, itâs being lowered in a basket from a third-floor balcony belonging to a small pizzeria called A Mi Manera, run by two Cuban cuentapropistas, or entrepreneurs, Marta MarĂa del Barrio and Marta Juana CastaĂ±eda in densely populated Centro Habana. Business is booming and they open from 9am until midnight every day â CastaĂ±eda is adamant they take no holidays.
Cubans call this street food pizza de cinco pesos because five pesos (15p today) used to be the standard price in a country where the average monthly wage was about ÂŁ15. But things are changing. In 2011, RaĂșl Castroâs economic reforms permitted individuals to take out private business licences. A decade ago, pizzerias were few and far between; now, they are all over the city. Continue reading...
Andrew Warren has been accused, alongside an American professor, of murdering 26-year-old hairstylist Trenton Cornell-Duranleau
An Oxford University employee and a US professor have been charged with murdering a 26-year-old hairstylist found in Chicago with more than 40 stab wounds.
Somerville Collegeâs Andrew Warren, 56, and Professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are accused of killing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Lathemâs Chicago apartment. Continue reading...
London hopes optical illusions painted on busy roads will trick motorists into reducing their speed. The locations are secret, but we tracked some down
Itâs an odd look, the one people shoot you when you tell them youâll be spending the afternoon driving over illusory speedbumps.
Well, fake speedbumps may not be real, but that doesnât mean they donât work. TfL trialled them in Newham, London in 2014, cutting traffic speeds there by 3mph. They are painted humps on the road: white arcs, about a metre wide, like slightly asymmetrical Vs that, by the miracle of perspective, fool the eye into seeing them as looming out of the tarmac as drivers approach. Continue reading...
Malls and office complexes continue to spring up in Kuwait City, built by migrants often working illegally in soaring temperatures. But as oil and water reserves dwindle, the energy-guzzling citystate heads for an existential crisis
It is 9am and the temperature in Kuwait City is 45C and rising, but already people working outside. A row of litter-pickers are already hard at work along a coastal highway, their entire bodies covered to protect them from the sun. Outside one of the cityâs many malls, valets hover beside the air-conditioned entrance, while two men in white hats huddle wearily next to their ice cream stands.
Other city residents are luckier. They can avoid the outdoors altogether, escaping the inferno by sheltering in malls, cars and office buildings, where temperatures are kept polar-cold. Continue reading...
Some urban experts say stripping roads of lights and barriers, and encouraging âshared spaceâ, could make them safer for all users
Imagine an alternative world without traffic rules, where you approach a junction and thereâs no encouraging green light to get you on your way. Instead, all traffic is free, your movements arenât controlled and all vehicles â regardless of the number of wheels or legs â have to interact with each other by instinct. Utopian madness? Chaos, confusion and traffic-clogged streets? Maybe not.
In a timelapse video of an intersection without any traffic signals in Ethiopiaâs capital, Addis Ababa, this apparent chaos has been captured in action. Continue reading...
Statues installed on five buses with the support of the Seoul mayor â although use of public space to highlight this wartime atrocity has angered Japan
Buses serving several routes in central Seoul have acquired a new and highly controversial passenger: a barefoot âcomfort womanâ, wearing a traditional hanbok dress with her hands resting on her knees.
Appearing on the front seat of buses in the South Korean capital earlier this week, the statues were installed by the Dong-A Transit company as a potent reminder of an unresolved wartime atrocity whose roots lie in Japanâs 1910-1945 occupation of the Korean peninsula. Continue reading...
The Great Fire destroyed much of a city home to thousands of refugees, but once again Thessaloniki has become a place of multicultural amnesty
It was a spark from a homemade stove falling on a pile of straw at a refugeesâ hovel thatâs said to have instigated a new phase in the history of Thessaloniki, Greeceâs second city. A century ago, on 18 August 1917, the fire grew into an inferno that destroyed 9,500 houses, left 1 sq km of the city in cinders and 70,000 homeless.
As the centre of operations for allied forces in the Balkans during the first world war, Thessaloniki had no fire service and its water supply was requisitioned by foreign soldiers â which, along with the Vadaris wind, is why the Great Fire attained historic proportions. Continue reading...
Streets across the world are littered with gum, and although many cities have tried and failed to eradicate these sticky circles, Mexico City continues to wage this seemingly unwinnable war
Each night dozens of trucks carrying 15 people depart from Mexico Cityâs downtown to Francisco I Madero Avenue, the most famous pedestrian street in the capital. Armed with 90C vapour guns called Terminators, the group begins the laborious task of combing the street looking for small, black circles fastened to the ground.
It takes them three days, working in eight-hour shifts, to go through the 9,000 sq metre avenue. By the end, they have removed a total of 11,000 pieces of chewing gum. Continue reading...
In three years, 10,000 people were killed in JuĂĄrez â and a quarter of its houses abandoned to gangs. Can the cityâs young people reclaim those spaces for themselves?
At the age of 14, Alan has already been given the nickname El Botellas (Bottles) by his friends. The teenager dropped out of school and now drinks heavily, spending much of his time at a dilapidated home on the outskirts of the Mexico border city of Ciudad JuĂĄrez.
On a particularly hot Saturday afternoon, a former gang member turned community activist, Israel RĂos, appears at the house. âYou are too young for this!â he scolds. RĂos promises to give the assembled kids English classes, despite El Botellasâ insistence that he is not interested in learning. Continue reading...
Parks exclusively for women are popping up in Iranian cities, but critics are divided over whether this is just another ploy to keep them hidden in public
âI love to take off my headscarf,â says Laleh, 47, a hairdresser from Tehran. Sheâs sitting with a group of friends around one of the many picnic tables in the Motherâs Paradise, a park in the Iranian capital. Sheâs wearing a fringed mint-green T-shirt through which you can see her bare stomach. âWe can wear airy clothes here, and thatâs a freedom I really enjoy.â
Behind her, a group of women wearing T-shirts and skinny jeans are dancing to loud pop music. One of them climbs on top of a table and sways her hips to the rhythm of the music. A group of schoolgirls wearing white headscarves stop to watch. Continue reading...
Years before he found fame as a Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt was commissioned to document the city of Pittsburgh. Many of the images he took as a 22-year-old lay forgotten for decades, but have now been compiled in a book Continue reading...
The cultural capital of Kandy â controversial location for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom â survived Sri Lankaâs civil war relatively intact. Now itâs thriving, thanks in no small part to an infamous relic: one of the Buddhaâs teeth
On a hill directly above Kandy there is a statue of Buddha in a seated posture, palms on his lap, signifying meditation. This is far from the most important shrine in this Buddhist-majority city, or indeed an unusual sight in Sri Lanka â the country is peppered with polished white or golden statues that are visible from afar, distinctive amid vegetation. Nonetheless, its proximity to Kandy makes it a good point from which to contemplate the city â and a highly Instagrammable one.
On a scorching spring afternoon, western tourists snapped photos under the indifferent eye of Buddhist monks, while one could hear distant religious chants mixed with the sounds of 90s European dance hits at a party â a scene that pretty much represents the vertiginous change happening in Sri Lanka which, less than a decade after the traumatic civil war ended, is experiencing a tourism boom. Continue reading...
Government yet to implement any of LFBâs recommendations year after faulty tumble dryer caused serious tower block blaze
UK householders remain at risk of injury and even death from potentially dangerous domestic white goods such as tumble dryers unless the government takes urgent action to improve safety standards, the London fire brigade warns.
A year after a serious blaze caused by a faulty Indesit tumble dryer ripped through several homes in a tower block in Shepherds Bush, west London, the government has yet to implement any of safety recommendations made by the brigade following the fire, which was attended by 20 engines and 110 firefighters. Continue reading...
Players wear black armbands in memory of the victims of attacks in Catalonia to chorus of âwe are not afraidâ from the crowds
First came the stillness of mourning, then a defiant roar of âWe are not afraidâ as tens of thousands of Barcelona football fans started the new La Liga season by paying their respects to the victims of Thursdayâs terrorist attacks.
With emotions still raw in the Catalan capital following the car attacks that killed 13 people on Las Ramblas boulevard and another person in the town of Cambrils, the phrase âonly a gameâ had rarely felt more appropriate ahead of the kick-off against Real Betis, which Barcelona won 2-0. Continue reading...
A rescue mission is underway off Singapore in an incident which follows the fatal collision between USS Fitzgerald and merchant ship in June
Ten American sailors are missing and five injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain was damaged in a collision with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore.
The US navy said the warship had âsustained damage to her port side aftâ in the collision with the Alnic MC east of the straits of Malacca and Singapore. Continue reading...
Last year, 322 deaths were recorded along the US border with Mexico. The real number could be a lot higher. Alex Hannaford joins volunteers searching for the lost
Itâs relatively easy to spot bones in the desert. Bleached by the sun and set against the brown, sandy soil thatâs peppered with sagebrush and mesquite, they almost glow white. Once you start looking it seems theyâre everywhere. Mostly itâll be a rabbitâs skull or the hip bone of a small mammal. Sometimes, though, theyâll belong to a human.
On 22 April, there were ribs, a shoulder blade, a clavicle, a piece of vertebrae and a jawbone. There was also a pair of dark-coloured trousers, size 9 Adidas trainers and a yellow wallet with a Tasmanian Devil cartoon on the flap. Inside was a photocopy of an ID card which read: Republica De Honduras. Filadelfo Martinez Gomez. Date of birth: 8 August, 1992. Continue reading...
Greens senator accuses Hanson of putting national security at risk, as senior police officer says her behaviour may undermine social cohesion
Pauline Hansonâs decision to wear a burqa in the Australian Senate to call for the Islamic face covering to be banned undermines police efforts to build social cohesion, the head of Victoriaâs counter-terrorism command has said.
A Victoria police assistant commissioner, Ross Guenther, said episodes like the Hanson stunt âtend to undermineâ work with Muslim community leaders, while the Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young told the One Nation leader she was âdoing Isisâs work for themâ. Continue reading...
In town a short drive from the French border, 12 members of the terror cell helped each other along the path to radicalisation and mass murder
Nowhere is the shock at last Fridayâs attack in Barcelona greater than in Ripoll, a small town of just 11,000 people in the foothills of the Pyrenees, a short drive south of the French border.
There, residents have been coming to terms with the news that not only were many of the terrorists little more than boys â four of those shot by police after driving into a group of pedestrians in Cambrils, south of Barcelona, in the early hours of Friday, were teenagers â but that many of them had lived among them in Ripoll. Continue reading...
The searing propaganda is aimed to embolden the country and urge its people to resist US imperialism - with an arsenal of missiles eyed as the ultimate threat Continue reading...
Readers Fr Alec Mitchell
, Judith Daniels
and Dr Henry Thompson
respond to Joanna Moorheadâs article Confession is sacrosanct
As a (sinful) Anglo-Catholic priest, I, too, would never disclose anything said to me during the sacrament of confession (or reconciliation, as many now prefer to call it), even under threat of prosecution (Confession is sacrosanct, Joanna Moorhead, 17 August).
However, the confessor is at liberty to prescribe an act of penance, and this could surely include, in cases such as child abuse, domestic violence, or murder, for example, a promise to seek professional help, or even an admission of guilt to the appropriate authorities, before any further absolving could be given. In this way, all consciences would be respected and sacrilegiousness avoided. Continue reading...
Fr Alec Mitchell
argues that Giles Fraser has potentially contributed to prejudice and discrimination
Giles Fraser refers to Jews as a race and refers to Israel as a country predicated on race (In America and Israel, the outer fringe shifts ever inward, 18 August). Both claims are wrong. There are Argentinian Jews, Brazilian Jews, Ethiopian Jews, Indian Jews, Iraqi Jews, Irish Jews, Mexican Jews, Korean Jews, American Jews, British Jews, Turkish Jews, and Jews of myriad ethnicities, colours, nationalities and backgrounds from Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Similarly, there are Israelis of all these backgrounds and many others.
It is unfortunate that despite being aware of increasing anti-Jewish racism, Fraser has mischaracterised both Jews and Israelis in ways that essentialise them and potentially contribute to prejudice and discrimination. Continue reading...
Visiting fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford
Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, continues to elude police despite 800 vehicle check points and increase in anti-terrorism officers
Catalan police do not know whether the chief suspect in the attack in Barcelona has crossed the border into France or is still at large in Spain.
Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan national, is thought to have been the driver of the van that ploughed through crowds of tourists in Las Ramblas on Thursday, killing 13 people and leaving dozens more seriously injured. Continue reading...
Details of the people killed in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils
The death toll from the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils on Thursday stands at 14, although scores more were injured, many of them seriously.
Here is what we know about the victims who have been identified so far: Continue reading...
Assad praises Russia, Iran, China and Hezbollah for supporting government as shell kills several at international fair
The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has railed against the west, saying any security cooperation with western nations or the reopening of their embassies would not happen until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups.
Shortly after Assad gave his speech, a shell hit the first international fair in the country since the war began six years ago, killing and wounding several people. Continue reading...
In her diary entry one year on from the Olympics, ThaĂs Cavalcante says people are still struggling, caught between the economic crisis and everyday violence
One year after all eyes were on the âmarvellous cityâ, we are reinventing ourselves amid the crisis in the economy, violence and popular power.
The Olympic Games determined what the quality of life in favelas would be. We are already feeling the impact of the huge amounts of money spent on the games. Continue reading...
No nosso diario da vida um ano apĂłs os Jogos OlĂmpicos, Daiene Mendes pergunta como os moradores das favelas conseguem manter-se otimistas quando o Brasil nĂŁo melhorou as suas condiĂ§Ă”es apesar de todas as oportunidades de investimento
O Rio de Janeiro sediou, em agosto de 2016, os Jogos OlĂmpicos. Mas o que isso representa para os moradores das favelas, principalmente para o Complexo do AlemĂŁo?
Passaram 365 dias desde Ă realizaĂ§ĂŁo dos Jogos OlĂmpicos, destes, apenas 147 dias terminaram sem que os moradores do Complexo do AlemĂŁo nĂŁo ouvissem algum disparo por arma de fogo. Dos 365 dias que passaram desde aquele lindo espetĂĄculo com promessas de legado, esperanĂ§a e paz, 218 foram acompanhados pela trilha sonora dos tiros, que nos paralisa, altera a nossa rotina e nos provoca medo. Continue reading...
Um ano apĂłs as OlĂmpiadas, ThaĂs Cavalcante explica que entre a crise economica e violencia vivida diariamente as pessoas ainda lutam para sobreviver no dia-a-dia
Um ano depois de grandes olhares para a âcidade maravilhosaâ, estamos nos reinventando em meio a crise econĂŽmica, a violĂȘncia e o poder popular.
Os Jogos OlĂmpicos determinaram como seria a qualidade de vida dos moradores de favelas da cidade. E com todo o gasto durante osJogos, jĂĄ sentimos o impacto, pelas dificuldades financeiras e pela pouca valorizaĂ§ĂŁo da cultura da nossa cidade. Continue reading...
In his diary entry one year on from the Olympics, Michel Silva says that only long-term public policies will improve health, education and security in Rio
We need to talk about Rio de Janeiro. In my first article for the Guardian in August 2015 , I said we were not ready for another mega event. I had some criticism from friends, who said such words were arrogant. But I think sometimes it hurts to see the sad reality of life in Rio. We hit rock bottom, both financially and socially.
Cariocas â natives of Rio â are suffering because of the lack of government planning and the allegations of corruption that plague national politics. The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state, SĂ©rgio Cabral, was arrested three months after the Olympics for commanding a criminal organisation that took 224m reais (ÂŁ54m) in bribes. He has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison as a result of investigations conducted by the Lava Jato taskforce. Continue reading...
No nosso diario da vida um ano depois das OlĂmpiadas, Michel Silva diz que sĂŁo necessĂĄrias polĂticas de longo prazo para melhorar a saĂșde, a educaĂ§ĂŁo e a seguranĂ§a no Rio e nĂŁo uma soluĂ§ĂŁo a curto prazo
Precisamos falar do Rio de Janeiro. No meu primeiro artigo, em agosto de 2015, profetizei: âNĂŁo estamos preparados para outro mega evento.âRecebi crĂticas de amigos dizendo que fui arrogante com as palavras. Mas acho que Ă s vezes dĂłi enxergar a triste realidade em que vivemos no Rio de Janeiro. Chegamos ao fundo do poĂ§o, tanto financeiramente quanto socialmente.
Os cariocas sofrem com a falta de planejamento do governo e as denĂșncias de corrupĂ§ĂŁo que assola o cenĂĄrio polĂtico nacional. O ex-governador do Rio de Janeiro, SĂ©rgio Cabral, foi preso trĂȘs meses apĂłs a OlimpĂada por comandar uma organizaĂ§ĂŁo criminosa que movimentou mais de R$ 220 milhĂ”es. O ex-governador jĂĄ foi condenado a mais de 14 anos de prisĂŁo. Ele Ă© rĂ©u em 12 processos relacionados Ă s investigaĂ§Ă”es conduzidas pela forĂ§a-tarefa da OperaĂ§ĂŁo Lava Jato. Continue reading...
In her diary entry on life in AlemĂŁo one year on from the Games in Rio, Daiene Mendes says the sports mega events did not bring security but more repression
A year has gone by since the Olympic Games. Only 147 of those 365 days ended without the residents of Complexo do AlemĂŁo hearing gunshots. After the promises of hope and the Gamesâ legacy of peace, 218 days were accompanied by a soundtrack of gunfire.
On 218 days we were afraid we wouldnât make it home alive; we were scared to leave the house in case we were hit by a stray bullet; on 218 days we were afraid that the walls of our homes might be hit. To pretend that we were not in a war zone, the military police painted their armoured military tanks â popularly called caveirĂŁo, or âbig skullâ â white. Continue reading...
Women of the Baiga tribe have traditionally been marked as a sign of identity. But as more girls go to school, they are starting to reject the practice, which they say is âpainful and embarrassingâ Continue reading...
Transparency campaigners highlight alleged human rights abuses in Egypt as controversial conflict, stability and security fund comes under scrutiny again
The government is facing questions over transparency after almost ÂŁ2 million in aid and defence funding was given to security projects in Egypt, including support for policing, the criminal justice system and the treatment of juvenile detainees.
The news comes with Egyptâs security forces under fire from human rights groups for routine disappearances, the torture of detainees, and the jailing of political opponents and journalists. Continue reading...
Terrorists chose to attack one of the great glocal cities this week. But Barcelonaâs past has made it resilient
Last June, Barcelona commemorated the 30th anniversary of the last major terrorist attack the city had suffered. A bomb placed in the basement of a popular superstore, Hipercor, by Eta, the Basque terrorist group, killed 21 and left scores of other shoppers wounded. Eta terrorism was seen as a Spanish affair and the victims were all Spaniards.
Last Thursday, 30 years later, the city centre was hit by terror again. A similar number of casualties have been caused by the criminal act, only this time the victims were from 35 nationalities. These days Eta is mercifully inactive, terrorism is a global affair and Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. No one was surprised at the number of foreign victims. Continue reading...
The UK has punched above its weight in court decisions. Such influence will be surrendered as Brexit becomes a reality
Why exactly is the European court of justice (ECJ) the subject of such unrelenting vilification by the Brexiters? To lawyers familiar with the courtâs judgments, this has always been something of a mystery.
This is, after all, the court that ruled that the European Central Bank was wrong to insist that euro clearing houses should be based in the eurozone. A triumph for the City of London. Continue reading...
The loss of Trumpâs chief strategist is a triumph for Jared Kushner and the White Houseâs âNew Yorkâ faction. But that doesnât mean the end of Bannonism
From the moment Steve Bannon compared himself to Thomas Cromwell in the court of the Tudors and Darth Vader in the Star Wars saga, his demise was perhaps historically preordained. Cromwell fell out of favour with Henry VIII and was beheaded for treason, while Vader was fatally wounded while saving Luke Skywalker from the Emperorâs lightning bolts.
News that the White Houseâs chief strategist and chief ideologue is the latest to get the chop in what has become a West Wing bloodbath will be cheered by those in America and around the world who saw him as the personification of Donald Trumpâs dark and dangerous populism. That came boiling to the surface during last Saturdayâs deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and when Trump failed to condemn the neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members who had come to that city to protest the removal of a Confederate monument. Continue reading...
The former chief strategistâs career arc took him from media activist to shadow adviser to campaign executive and then an office in the West Wing
With his departure Friday from the White House, former chief strategist Steve Bannonâs career arc completed its steep climb and descent which took him from media activist to shadow adviser to campaign executive and then an office in the West Wing.
Related: Before Bannon, a timeline of Trump administration firings and defections Continue reading...
The president has let us all down in his response to Charlottesville. But letâs stop imagining that Trumpâs reaction to this horror is an anomaly - itâs not
I donât have anything uplifting or insightful to say on Charlottesville that hasnât already been said. I do want to point out, though, that as we hear again and again that white supremacist terrorism and Trumpâs reaction to it is not how most Americans or Republicans think, these polls prove that wrong.
A full 67% of Republicans approve of Trumpâs message after Charlottesville, in which he blamed âmany sidesâ for violence and later equated counter-protesters to neo-Nazi and white supremacist terrorists. Another poll showed that six in ten people who approve of the president say there is nothing he could do that would change their level of support. Continue reading...
The van narrowly missed us. Although I was left with little more than a bruise, the events in Barcelona reminded me how precious life is
I woke up this morning early. I normally donât wake early. We set our alarm for 6:30 to get to the airport, as weâre flying home from Spain today. Today I donât need an alarm because I have my own internal alarm: it went off sometime before 5pm yesterday and itâs still ringing. I check my husband and son are beside me: they are safe.
I get up to go the bathroom and the bruise on my thigh makes it slightly sore to walk. This is my war wound. A physical reminder of what happened yesterday in Barcelona. Itâs about 4in long and 2in wide, bright purple and hard to touch. Itâs quite unremarkable and a small price to pay. In some ways itâs a comfort. It reminds me that I am not crazy, that what happened yesterday was real. It is a temporary tattoo and will be gone very soon. I would imagine the emotional bruise will last a little longer. Continue reading...
Country has been on its second highest alert since 2015, and Catalonia has a reputation as a meeting place for radicals
Images of the aftermath of the attack on Barcelonaâs most famous street on Thursday will stir different images in the minds of different people. For those in France and the UK, they will be reminders of the attacks on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and on Westminster Bridge in London.
For many Spaniards, they will bring back memories of 11 March 2004, when 191 people were killed and more than 1,800 others injured in a series of train bombings in Madrid carried out by al-Qaida. Continue reading...
It is impossible to make cities 100% safe from attacks with vehicles, but authorities can still do much to mitigate the threat
Can you make a city safe against terrorists using vehicles as weapons? No, is the short answer, no more than you can against terrorists using other everyday items to execute attacks.
But authorities can do much to mitigate the threat, at least to some obvious targets. With hindsight, officials will be regretting not moving faster to boost security measures on Las Ramblas boulevard, packed with tourists on a sunny August afternoon, after vehicle attacks elsewhere in Europe since last year. Continue reading...
An estimated 40,000 protesters marched against a âfree speech rallyâ in Boston on Saturday. Police formed a cordon around those attending the rally for fear of a repeat of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia Continue reading...
A selection of photo highlights from around the world, including tributes to the victims of the Spain attacks Continue reading...
A Boston rally to mark one week since the Charlottesville far-right event at which an anti-fascist protester was killed drew thousands of counter-protesters decrying hate speech Continue reading...
Police searched two addresses in the town of Ripoll, 60 miles (100km) north of Barcelona, in their hunt for terror suspects involved in Thursdayâs attack Continue reading...
A video has emerged appearing to show Russian police pinning down a man they suspect of wounding eight people in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut.
Russian authorities are âinvestigating attempted murderâ, according to a spokesperson, but it is not clear whether the incident was terrorism-related Continue reading...
Jared Tucker, from California, was in Barcelona with his wife to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. The couple were on a tour of Europe and had been enjoying drinks on a pavement cafe when the attackers struck Continue reading...
Steve Bannon has been a naval officer, an investment banker, a film producer and an executive at Breitbart News. He was made Donald Trumpâs chief strategist and was arguably the most influential man in the White House, but has now been removed, ending his highly contentious career at the center of the Trump administration Continue reading...
Witnesses to the van attack in central Barcelona describe the events that led to the deaths of 13 people in the popular Las Ramblas area of the city. Scores of people were injured in the incident, 17 critically Continue reading...