The global stakes of Guatemala’s elections today

(CNN)Donald Trump would be wise to watch Guatemala’s run-off presidential election this weekend closely. Guatemala’s next president will be tasked with overseeing the final implementation of a controversial agreement reached between Trump and his Guatemalan counterpart, outgoing President Jimmy Morales, in late July. The deal has not yet been ratified by Guatemala. Labeled as a “safe third agreement” by the White House, the deal would commit Guatemala to extending asylum to migrants who seek it when moving through the country. It would also make some asylum-seekers who pass through Guatemala ineligible for protection in the US. (Read the deal itself here.) Critics say the preliminary arrangement endangers asylum seekers and may violate a court ruling stipulating that Morales cannot enter …

30 Medieval Pickup Lines To Prove Youre Her Knight In Shining Armor

By Casper Johansson These pickup lines from Ask Reddit might not work now, but they would’ve killed in the middle ages. By Casper Johansson 1. On a scale of one to ten, you’re a baker’s dozen. 2. Are you an iron rod? Because I could hammer you on my concrete slab. 3. They don’t call me Lance-A-Lot for nothing. 4. Hast thou fallen from the sky, luminous angel? For thine buttocks art out of this world! 5. I’d like to stick my sword in your stone. 6. Is that the black plague in your pocket or are you just dying to see me? 7. How’d you like to come back to my castle to meet Little King Arthur and his …

PSNI defends loyalist parade tactics

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption ACC Alan Todd says he views the day police operation as successful Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said the response was “proportionate, responsible and constructive”. Image caption Members of Clydevalley Flute Band from Larne wore the symbol with the letter ‘F’ on their shirts during Saturday’s parade No one was injured but a police vehicle was damaged. ACC Todd said that the vast majority of people who attended the parade did so within the law and respectfully. He said that police engaged with one band in the interests of keeping the peace but were unable secure their cooperation. Thirteen people were shot dead when members of the Army’s Parachute Regiment opened fire on civil rights …

Two charged over incident in connection with Arsenals zil and Kolasinac

Two men have been charged over a security incident in connection with Mesut zil and Sead Kolasinac, police have confirmed Two men have been charged over a security incident in connection with Mesut zil and Sead Kolasinac, police have confirmed. Arsenal announced on Friday the 30-year-old midfielder zil and the 26-year-old defender Kolasinac would not be in their squad for Sundays Premier League opener at Newcastle. The club said the players, who were targeted by carjackers in north London last month, had been withdrawn due to further security incidents. It is now known an incident occurred on Thursday, with the Metropolitan Police confirming that two men were arrested. According to reports, the men were arrested after becoming involved in an …

UK house prices and sales ‘losing momentum’

Britain’s fastest moving property market revealed Letting fees ban: Renters confused after change in law Rics said 69% of property professionals said sale prices were lower than asking prices for homes marketed at more than £1m, although asking prices for homes priced at £500,000 or less appeared to be holding up more firmly. House prices continued to fall in London – where a higher proportion of £1m homes are sold, the South East of England, and East Anglia. Overall across the survey, a net balance of 9% of surveyors reported house prices falling rather than increasing. Surveyors’ expectations for house sales in the next few months were flat, with an increasing proportion expecting prices to fall, the survey showed. Simon …

Here’s The Big Gun Reform Idea Getting Attention From 2020 Democrats

If you have been following the debate over gun policy in Washington, then you’ve heard a lot about some familiar ideas, like strengthening the federal background check system and banning assault-style weapons. But if you’ve been listening to the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates  nobody could buy a gun without first getting some kind of card or certificate (in other words, a license) from local or state authorities. And to get that license, a potential buyer would have to satisfy a few conditions, like completing a firearms safety course and submitting fingerprints.  Among the Democratic candidates who have endorsed licensing in some form are New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Licensing …

U.S. Soccer Hires Lobbyists To Counter Women’s Team’s Fight For Equal Pay

U.S. Soccer Federation hired two lobbying firms to push back against the national women’s team’s fight for equal pay, The federation reportedly hired FBB Federal Relations and Van Ness Feldman, both based in Washington, D.C., as Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) are pushing a bill that would require all national teams in the U.S. to offer equal compensation for men and women. later confirmed it had hired the firms to ESPN. brought home its fourth World Cup title in July. Months before the tournament, 28 players from the women’s team circulated a presentation that highlights the benefits that only the women’s soccer team receives, including a guaranteed salary, maternity leave and nanny subsidy, and health insurance and …

ICE Raids Mississippi Food Processing Plant Hours Before Trump’s El Paso Visit

The raids came hours before Trump was to visit El Paso, Texas, to offer sympathy to the majority-Latino city where a man linked to an online screed about a “Hispanic invasion” was charged in a shooting that left 22 people dead in the border city. A tearful 13-year-old boy whose parents are from Guatemala waved goodbye to his mother, a Koch worker, as he stood beside his father. Some employees tried to flee on foot but were captured in the parking lot. “It was a sad situation inside,” said Domingo Candelaria, a legal resident and Koch worker who said authorities checked employees’ identification documents. Bryan Cox, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said search warrants were executed at …

Hurricane Maria’s legacy: how the rise of nationalism creates climate victims

Speaking in Puerto Rico near the storms anniversary, David Wallace-Wells warns the the devastation could be routinely replicated but youth activism offers hope Puerto Ricos ongoing struggles to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria could be routinely replicated in other places if the climate crisis spurs nationalistic governments to scale back aid to certain disaster victims. Thats a warning from bestselling author David Wallace-Wells, whose book The Uninhabitable Earth was described in a Guardian deficient in an official report, with many Puerto Ricans claiming the federal government has been indifferent to their plight. The island has since been racked with dysfunction and political turmoil, leading to the recent throwing paper towels at hurricane survivors. David Wallace Wells and students …

Shepard Smith Fact-Checks Tucker Carlson On Live TV About White Nationalism

Fox News personality isn’t playing along with white supremacy is a “hoax” and “ Daytime news anchor Smith didn’t mention Carlson by name, but his words seemed directed at the fellow network personality.  Smith was offering a recap of comments by former Vice President Donald Trump for racist rhetoric.  this president has fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation,” Biden said.  Then, in direct contrast to Carlson’s comments, Smith said Biden was “calling us to our better souls, to recognize that white nationalism is real, that white nationalism is on the rise, that white nationalism is without question a very serious problem in America and beating down those who would help facilitate it and encourage it.” Smith’s comments …

Hong Kong Airport Cancels Flights As Thousands Of Protesters Crowd Terminal

Hong Kong International Airport said in a statement that the demonstration “seriously disrupted” airport operations. In Beijing, the Cabinet’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office issued a statement saying the situation in Hong Kong was “beginning to show the sprouts of terrorism” and constituted an “existential threat” to the population of Hong Kong. Only flights that had already begun boarding or those cleared for landing were allowed to use runways at the airport. A massive traffic jam soon formed on the highway leading back to Hong Kong’s city center. Some protesters were seen walking toward the airport amid the stifling heat.  Earlier Monday, Hong Kong police showed off water cannons that could be deployed in the case of future demonstrations, …

How to pack for your holidays from plug adaptors to painkillers

Plan outfits carefully, stack things up Tetris-style and wear your bulkiest clothes on the plane Roll, dont fold, when packing clothes in a suitcase. Folding creases your clothes and takes up more room, whereas rolling compacts them and also makes them easier to fit into tight spots in your case. You can pile things up like a game of Tetris. When it comes to bulkier items such as jumpers, it is better to fold, but try to wear your larger items if you are flying. Not only does this save space, but planes are always colder than you expect, especially if you are sat by the window. When choosing outfits, lay your clothes out on the bed and see which …

Please Dont Make These 8 Mistakes Because You Dont Like Yourself Much

Holly Riordan Updated August 9, 2019 By Sonnie Hiles 1. Don’t talk people out of loving you. Even if you don’t love yourself, you have to learn to accept other people are going to love you anyway. When that happens, don’t try to convince them they can do better than you. Don’t counter their compliments by listing out every single one of your flaws. If someone says they love you — and acts like they love you — believe they love you. 2. Don’t let other people play with your emotions. When you don’t like yourself, it’s easy to feel like you to be treated like shit. But that is not true. You shouldn’t let anyone walk over you. You shouldn’t …

At least eight Walmart stores were the subject of threats over the past week

(CNN)At least eight Walmart locations have received threats over the past week after deadly shootings at two stores in recent weeks, law enforcement agencies said. In Florida, Richard D. Clayton, 26, was arrested after he allegedly posted a threat on Facebook that he was about to have his gun returned and people should stay away from Walmart.