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  • Donald Trump Blasted ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Because Schwarzenegger Did Not Vote For Him, Star Says

    President Donald Trump, a decades-long friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, savaged him as host of Celebrity Apprentice because he was ticked Arnold wouldn’t vote for him. This from Schwarzenegger himself, talking to CNN’s The Messy Truth host Van Jones and studio audience. “And I told others not to vote for him,” Schwarzenegger added.

    Trump missed few opportunities to whack Schwarzenegger’s performance on the show, even though Trump had a financial interest in the show’s success, as a producer.

    In January, then POTUS-elect Trump, took time out from forming his cabinet, dismantling Obamacare, and pounding out a plan to finance the wall he insists Mexico would bankroll, to savage Schwarzenegger’s performance as the reality series’ executioner-in-chief: “Wow the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got ‘swamped’ (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT,” Trump tweeted.

    Then, in February, President Donald Trump opened off his National Prayer Breakfast telling religious leaders and diplomats, “We had tremendous success on The Apprentice and, when I ran for president, I had to leave the show. And they hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger to take my place. And we know how that turned out – the ratings went right down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster,” said Trump, who remains a producer on the NBC series. “And I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can. For those ratings. Okay?”

    The final jab came when Schwarzenegger announced in March that he was exiting the show because its reputation had been tarnished by Trump. “When people found out that Trump was still involved as executive producer and was still receiving money from the show, then half the people [started] boycotting it,” Schwarzenegger said in a March interview, of his announcement he would not be back.

    “Even if asked [to return] I would decline.” Schwarzenegger said. “With Trump being involved in the show people have a bad taste and don’t want to participate as a spectator or as a sponsor or in any other way support the show. It’s a very divisive period now and I think this show got caught up in all that division.”

    Trump responded Schwarzenegger couldn’t quit because he’d been fired. “I have thick skin,” Schwarzenegger told Jones Wednesday night, insisting, “This doesn’t bother me at all. It’s very funny. One third of the audience…boycotted the show, because you’re the executive producer, Donald Trump,” Schwarzenegger said to Trump, in absentia. “The advertisers left, the audience left…I was caught in the middle of this political thing,” he said.

    On the bright side, Schwarzenegger noted of Trump’s jabs, “It gave me an opportunity to

    Source: msn 

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  • Gilbert Baker, creator of LGBT rainbow flag, dies at 65

    Gilbert Baker, Creator Of The Iconic Rainbow Flag, Has Died on Friday. According to sources, Baker's death was announced on Twitter by activist and author Cleve Jones, who called him his "dearest friend in the world." "Gilbert gave the world the Rainbow Flag; he gave me forty years of love and friendship. Baker was born in Kansas in 1951 and served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972, stationed in San Francisco. After he was honorably discharged, he stayed in San Francisco and taught himself to sew. During the beginning of the gay liberation movement, Baker was tasked by friend Harvey Milk with making banners for gay and antiwar street protests. 27, Milk was assassinated, lest than a year after becoming the first openly gay elected official in the US.

    Gilbert Baker's creation in the 1970s came to symbolize the LGBT rights movement. Baker was born in Kansas in 1951 and served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972, stationed in San Francisco.

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin says humans not responsible for climate change

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin said Thursday climate change was not caused by humans, as the White House announced that President Donald Trump would decide by May on continued US participation in the landmark Paris Agreement curbing global carbon emissions.

    One day after visiting the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic, Putin claimed that icebergs had been melting for decades and suggested that global warming was not mankind’s fault.

    “The warming, it had already started by the 1930s,” Putin said in comments broadcast from an Arctic forum held in the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk. “That’s when there were no such anthropological factors, such emissions, and the warming had already started.”

    The Kremlin strongman added: “The issue is not stopping it... because that’s impossible, since it could be tied to some global cycles on Earth or even of planetary significance. The issue is to somehow adapt to it.”

    The declaration came as the White House said Trump would make his pronouncement on the Paris Agreement before a meeting of G7 leaders in Sicily that is scheduled to begin May 26. Putin supported his argument by saying that an Austrian explorer who had a “photographic memory” visited the Franz Josef Land archipelago “in the 1930s.”

    Twenty years later the explorer was shown photographs from another expedition there “by the future king of Italy” and concluded that “there were fewer icebergs there,” Putin said. It wasn’t immediately clear which explorers Putin was referring to and Italy did not have a king in the 1950s.

    Austrian explorer Julius von Payer discovered and mapped the archipelago during a 1872-1874 expedition. The only Italian expedition to the area was organised in 1899 by Prince Luigi Amedeo, who was also an explorer.

    The archipelago was declared Soviet territory by the 1930s. Putin had previously hailed global warming for exposing natural resources and transport routes which had long been too expensive to exploit.

    He had also once speculated that warming by “two or three degrees” could be a good thing for Russians who would no longer need fur coats.

    Source: France24 

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  • Zambian Minister kneeling picture goes viral

    (by Andegna) A picture where Livestock and Fisheries Michael Katambo is seen kneeling for President Edgar Lungu, has gone viral on the internet. The photo was taken on Sunday inside the Parish priest’s office at Mary Immaculate Parish in Lusaka shortly after President Lungu attended mass.

    While President Lungu sat comfortably on the only chair in the office, Mr Katambo with fear all over him, clenched both hands as he knelt. It looked as if President Lungu was scolding Mr Katambo.

    Many people in Africa have taken to Twitter and Facebook to poke fun at Mr Katambo and mock President Lungu.

    However, kneeling down to greet superiors is a sign of respect in Zambian culture. A similar Picture below went viral during the Late President Mwanawasa’s era, when then Defense Minister George Mpombo was seen Kneeling before the late President Levy Mwanawasa

    Image: Katambo and Mpombo 

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  • More Africans have access to cell phone service than piped water

    In Africa, less than one in three people have a proper drainage system, half of the population live in areas without paved roads, and only 63% have access to piped water. Yet, 93% of Africans have cell phone service.

    These are among the findings in a recently published report by Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network which explored access to basic services and infrastructure in 35 African countries through about 50,000 face to face interviews.

    In a lot of communities all over Africa, people can talk on their cell phones, but they can't turn on a light.

    "In a lot of communities all over Africa, people can talk on their cell phones, but they can't turn on a light or a water faucet. Never mind flush a toilet. And they may be going hungry," says Winnie Mitullah, lead author of the report.

    "As far as the most basic services that many of us take for granted -- water, sewage, electricity, roads -- an awful lot of people might as well be living in the 19th century," she continues.

    Source: CNN

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