President Trump has repeatedly slammed Puerto Rican officials for their handling of the Hurricane Maria relief effort, decrying the unincorporated U.S. territory as “one of the most corrupt places on earth.” On Tuesday, the FBI took action to crack down on corruption involving Maria relief, though rather than targeting Puerto Rican leaders, the bureau arrested two former FEMA officials — one of whom held a key position in the Obama administration — and a contractor. “Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt,” Trump tweeted as Hurricane Dorian picked up steam two weeks ago. “Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!” Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent … [Read more...] about As Trump Slams ‘Corrupt’ Puerto Rico, FBI Arrests FEMA Officials For Hurricane Maria Relief Fraud
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Improving knowledge about technologies such as artificial intelligence and biometrics could help address consumer concerns over e-commerce security in Latin America, according to a new study. E-commerce is seeing consistent growth in Latin markets, with a 21,3% boost predicted for 2019 at $71,3 billion, according to the report carried out by Kantar on behalf of Mastercard across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico. However, there is an opportunity to better inform consumers about the security associated with online shopping and particularly the role of new technologies, according to the study, which has found that fear of card data leaking during or after purchase is one of the main concerns for buyers. Read this E-commerce will make the shopping mall a retail wasteland There is a sickness in brick and mortar retail, and we need to understand what is causing it. Read More "Educating consumers about technologies such … [Read more...] about AI and biometrics could boost e-commerce confidence in LatAm
She also won a minor title of Miss Ao Dai. Van received a crown made of gold and gemstones, a cash prize of VND300 million. The beauty will represent Vietnam at Miss Universe 2020. The first and second runners-up went to Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and Pham Hong Thuy Van of HCMC respectively. The organization board also presented other minor titles, including Miss Popular Vote to Vu Thi Hoa Lien, Miss Friendly to Luong Y Nhu, Miss Talent to Nguyen Ngo Hoang Nhi, Miss Sea to Le Hoang Phuong, Miss Sport to Nguyen Diana, Miss Fashion to Nguyen Thi Huong Ly and Miss Independent to Vu Quynh Trang. Miss Universe Vietnam beauty contest 2019 themed “Brave Heart” saw its qualifying rounds which took place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in September. 70 selected contestants participated in the semi-final and final round in Khanh Hoa Province’s Nha Trang coastal city in November in December. The pageant is for all Vietnamese women living … [Read more...] about HCMC’s beauty wins 2019 Miss Universe Vietnam pageant
Saturday night's Powerball jackpot was a massive $130 million, but did anyone claim the top prize? The winning numbers for the December 7 draw were 18, 42, 53, 62, 55 with the Powerball being 25. The Power Play was 3x. But nobody had all the winning numbers last night. No-one managed to correctly match all five white balls along with the red Powerball. In fact, nobody managed to get all five white balls correct, which would have secured a prize of at least $1 million. However, 11 people did guess four white balls and the Powerball correctly to win $50,000 and one person also purchased the Power Play feature meaning their win was tripled to $150,000. As nobody claimed the top prize, it rolls over onto the next Powerball draw on December 12, The jackpot now stands at $140 million. The last time the top prize was won was in the November 2 draw when a ticket in California matched all five balls and the Powerball to win the $150 million jackpot. The ticket holder, who has yet to be … [Read more...] about Powerball Results, Numbers for 12/7/19: Did Anyone Win the $130 Million Jackpot on Saturday (Last) Night?
Lafayette ranks atop the nation in a flu index, according to data released Wednesday by national pharmacy chain Walgreens. Alexandria, New Orleans and Baton Rouge markets followed at Nos. 2, 6 and 8 in the country.Walgreens released the report, which reflects November’s data, during National Influenza Vaccination Week. In an issued statement, the company said it measures not the severity of flu cases but their incidence, based on medications filled at the company’s more than 9,000 outlets. Walgreens is the nation’s second-largest pharmacy chain. Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup. Error! There was an error processing your request. The company’s data suggested that Louisiana designated markets were worst among the states and Puerto Rico for the number of flu cases. Other top 10 states, in order, were Nevada, Texas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Tennessee, Alabama, Nebraska, Florida and Arkansas. Texas led the country for flu … [Read more...] about Data: Lafayette, state still may lead U.S. in flu cases
In the early morning hours of Dec. 8, 1969, Bernard Arafat awoke to explosions rocking the library of the Black Panthers’ 41st and Central Avenue headquarters in Los Angeles. Above him, footsteps stomped across the roof. Then gunfire erupted.Arafat wasn’t a seasoned Panther. He was a 17-year-old runaway from juvenile hall whose parents had both died when he was 13. After years of committing small-time crimes, Arafat was taken in by the Panthers and gained a sense of purpose. He helped with the organization’s breakfast program, feeding hungry kids on their way to school.Arafat had never fired a gun. But as he listened to the sound of bullets and heard the screams of his fellow Panthers, he made a decision.“I found an automatic shotgun and defended myself.” Advertisement Arafat didn’t know it then, but he was part of an experiment in policing. On that morning 50 years ago, the Panthers became the targets of the world’s first major raid by a … [Read more...] about Opinion: 50 years ago, LAPD raided the Black Panthers. SWAT teams have been targeting black communities ever since