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How Has Donald Trump’s Immigration Policy Influenced World Politics?

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Donald Trump

At the time of writing, the world is waiting and holding its breath to see Donald Trump sworn in as president of the United States of America. It’s a reality that not many people expected to face, and there have been countless roadblocks along the way that many people held on to as a glimmer of hope that this reality might not come to fruition.

 

His campaign was riddled with controversy, not least because of his polarising views on immigration. Although no real policy or concrete plan on how his policy will play out has ever materialised, there have been hints that those living in the USA under precarious circumstances might face deportation once the new administration takes charge. These anti-immigrant sentiments have been simmering for years and have come to light under several key political events in the past year. These sentiments also fuelled several political vehicles which are now slowly in motion.

 

In Britain, the success of the Brexit vote has placed Britain on a path towards leaving the European Union. As one of its founding member states, this leaves the fate of the EU on uncertain ground. And yet, untangling the UK from the EU is a complex task that is more than the sum of its parts. For the British nationals living throughout Europe, they are waiting for confirmation that their position will be secure after Britain starts the negotiating process. As it stands, it seems unlikely that such provisions will be granted unless indefinite leave to remain is offered to EU nationals settled in the UK.

 

The link between the the success of Donald Trump’s election campaign and the unexpected success of the Brexit campaign is inextricable. While many of the supporters are lauding both as a win for progression and an important departure from the status quo, others are clearly wary about marching blindfolded into the unknown. In Britain and the UK, both countries faced a vote with two outcomes. On the one hand, there was the steady and safe option that would allow things to continue much as normal, while the other hand presented a foray into the unknown. No guarantees could be made, other than that things could change. Whether these changes will be for the better remains to be seen.

 

As Donald Trump takes office, he does so with very few promises to uphold, which is perhaps an advantage over his predecessors. And the same can be said for the Brexit deal. With both campaigns driven forward by rhetoric rather than actual policy, the promise of change and a departure from the old way of thinking and old methods has engaged a generation of voters. All that matters now is how the change we were promised plays out on the global stage.

Lil Rob Death:Is Lil Rob Dead? No

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Lil Rob Death:Is Lil Rob Dead? No – The celebrity rumor game has really taken off since the invention of the Internet. It seems as if every week there is a new celebrity that has passed away in some tragic accident. For the casual follower, it can be hard to decipher who is really still living and who has actually died. The latest B-List celebrity to fall victim of these rumors was the Los Angeles Chicano rapper Robert Flores. Flores is better known by his stage name, Lil Rob.

Stories first started to appear just over 24 hours ago that the rapper had died in a tragic accident. In most cases that are similar to this one, the popular social networking site, Twitter is usually blamed for the rumor spreading like wildfire. In this case, Twitter was mostly quiet and the rumor appeared to remain contained to several different popular celebrity rumor websites, that claim that they picked up the information from a reliable source on a message board.

However, Lil Rob did not actually die. Like so many before him, including Britney Spears’ and Miley Cyrus, two of the biggest names who have had this rumor circulate about them, Lil Rob is alive and well. In most versions of the rumor, the rapper had died after a long battle with lung cancer. Why someone would choose to start this rumor about a scarcely known, and little remembered celebrity is unclear. Lil’ Rob has not commented on the situation, although individuals who are close to him have confirmed that the rumor is false and that Lil Rob is fine at his home in Los Angeles. It is unclear what prompted these rumors to begin. There will be no criminal investigation into the matter, and there is no known way to stop these instances from occurring.

Goldberg Returns After 12 Years

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WWE 2k17 has released with Brock Lesnar on its cover page, and it has opened up many unseen & unpredicted opportunities for the Wrestlers. WWE 2k17 team added many former WWE superstars such as Asuka, Dean Ambrose, Diesel (Kevin Nash), Bill Goldberg and many superstars were added to the new version of the game.

During the time of promotion of the game, the fans turned up, and they were all expecting Bill Goldberg to return to the stage among the fans. There were hundreds of fans gathered, just to take a glance at the icon, who conquered WCW as the best champion of all the time.

The people played a vital role in alerting the WWE RAW authorities to take a closer look at the icon and the respect shown by the fans. The administration started negotiating the contract with the icon of sports entertainment. WWE management known for it’s brutal negotiating and their terms which are just unacceptable and also many have left or denied the talks with the former WWE superstars.

So the negotiations come to an end, so it happened,

WWE RAW: Bill Goldberg Returns after 12 Years Of Absence

Brock Lesnar advocate Mr.Paul Heyman has claimed that Goldberg is not worth nor equal to challenge the Icon Goldberg. According to news giant, everything is scripted, and Goldberg returns to the WWE, and it happened, WWE Raw has announced that the icon Bill Goldberg returns to the WWE with one goal in his mind and he made it clear when Goldberg returned to the home of wrestling.

Goldberg has answered Brock Lesnar might and made things official, at Survivor Series Brock will face the Goldberg at living up to the hype. While many are having second thoughts that the Bill doesn’t have what he was like in his prime but this Monday night Raw, Goldberg has speared the Paul Heyman and Rusev so that he can send a message to Brock that he is waiting.

Brock Lesnar Responds to Bill Goldberg Returns

We all are aware of the fact that Lesnar has zero talking skills, so that role is being taken care by Paul.

Many fans are not satisfied as the lack of story and neither Brock nor Goldberg has any beef. On the top of that, the match is decided a little sooner than anyone can imagine. The most disappointing part is that there is no title on the line.

Goldberg has mentioned that Lesnar is the last victim, which is evident that he is going to end up in the 2017 Hall Of Fame. That’s not what fans are expecting from the icon. I hope that the WWE has few other plans for the Goldberg and add something more than a novelty match to make things interesting.

Final Thoughts

There is no denying that the Goldberg Returns is the best return of the year and should go down to the history book and also we would like to see him as the WWE Universal Champion for a particular period.

 

Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless Earphone Review

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Skullcandy

Skullcandy has made an impact on the young generation with the coolest looking gadgets and the value of their products have made many follow their designs and style. Skullcandy has focused on the current and trending styles to make their headsets and earphones to live up to the customer’s expectations.

Skullcandy has launched many headphones, one of them is Ink’d Wireless In-Ear headphones for Rs.3,999, you cannot judge any product unless you use it for your personal reasons. I’m reviewing it after using it for over a month now.

Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless Earphone Review

I have mentioned that Skullcandy is known for styles and quality, so let’s jump right into what you can expect from the wireless earphones.

Cons

  • The quality is good, but it feels more like plastic earphones.
  • The range of the wireless earphones is short, which is annoying.
  • It consumes a lot of time to set up on older smartphones like HTC Wildfire S.

Pros:

  • Call quality is good.
  • Decent battery backup (Last up to 5+ hours on 100% volume).
  • Comfortable wearing it.
  • Earphones are flexible, and you won’t experience pain in the ear after using for a longer period.

Music Experience:

  • The bass is decent.
  • In-built mic so that you can answer calls.
  • Supports older devices & smartphones with similar sound quality.

Skullcandy

Sound Quality and Mic Performance

I have mentioned that I have been using it for over a month now and I have many smartphones to try it out. I have tested the sound quality on many smartphones from iPhone 4S, 6, 6S Plus, Nokia Lumia 520, HTC WIidfire S and Samsung  Tab 4 8.0, the performance and the sound clarity and output has not affected by the different range of smartphones.

Coming to Mic, Yes the product has an inbuilt Mic, which allows you to answer calls within the range. You will notice a difference, and that is the distance between your mouth and the Mic, which sometimes can turn out be a frustrating to reach the Mic every time you answer the call.

Battery Life – How Long Does It last?

There is no point in arguing because the way Skullcandy claimed that the products battery life last more than 6+ hours under 70% volume on their official website and during the launch. After I have tested for a month, they were wrong about one specific thing, and it turned out to be you can listen to music seamlessly in one charge for 6 hours with 100% volume.

Coming to the charging factor, you will be provided with an adapter to charge the product and the time to charge from 0% to 100% is two hours or sometimes a little early.

Battery Life: Six hours – One charge.

Battery Charge: Two Hours – One charge.

Conclusion:

The Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless Earphone is priced at Rs.3,999. Overall math would be, for an average person with average income i think the earphones lack a couple of things but if you are a Skullcandy loyal customer then you should get it because this is the best currently Indian Wireless Earphones market can offer.

 

Apple Iphone 7 Vs Google Pixel: Which One To Buy?

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Iphone 7 google pixel comparison

There has been a lot of buzz in the market ever since Apple Inc has introduced iPhone 7 in the global market. Apple iPhone lovers are excited about the new iPhone 7, despite the fact that the jack has been removed from the flagship devices, Apple said that jack was taking too much of space.

Apple: Everyone was expecting a revolutionary iPhone from the Apple but they only launched an improved version of iPhone 7 with a new design and colors.

There are a lot of tech geeks criticizing the iPhone 7 capabilities because there is no revolutionary technology added to the 7th version of iPhone.

But the market value has not been affected by the disappointment caused by Apple Inc because no matter what iPhone launches, people will buy it because the device itself is premium and symbolize lavish gestures.

Google: Google has planned and planning to compete with Apple because they have acquired Motorola a few years back and learned how the smartphones industry works. They have successfully managed to earn the right to be called “We (Google) mean business”.

Nevertheless, Google has properly planned out everything, and it seems more like they are competing with everyone and mostly Apple Inc. One doesn’t have to be a genius to understand, which company has more potential just because Apple is all about richness.

Iphone 7 google pixel comparison

 

iPhone 7 vs. Google Pixel

What better way is to introduce Google Pixel right after iPhone 7 launched globally, let’s compare the valuable company products.

The information has been fetched from the official sites of both respective sites.

Color Variants

Category iPhone 7 Google Pixel
External stuff you get in the package. Usb to 3.5mm Jack. OTG Cable.
Colors. Black, Silver, Jet Black, Gold and Rose Gold. Very Silver, Quite Black, Really Blue.

 

The bottom line is that Black and Jet Black has an almost similar in look so I wouldn’t bother to consider it as another color, but iPhone wins in Color factor. There are many options in the iPhone 7 but Google Pixel has only three.

HARDWARE

Now let’s compare the hardware capabilities. How the smartphone will perform and is it worth spending $600? What else can be more interesting to find out their performance but the Google Pixel cannot be compared because the product has not been launched in the market yet. But you can compare it with the stats and specs.

Hardware iPhone 7 Google Pixel
Processor Build Apple A-10 Fusion processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM 3GB 4GB
Storage 32GB to 256GB 32GB
External  NONE Expandable via SD card
GPU Apple Six Core Graphics Adreno 530

 

Let the readers be the judge, and there is no comparison when it comes to the iOS and Android because both of the OS are different in functions and it is difficult to tell the performance before the release.

Camera Specs

Camera Hardware iPhone 7 Google Pixel
Front Camera (Selfies) 7MP 8MP
Front Flash (For Selfies) No No
Rear Camera 12MP 12.3MP
Flash Yes Yes

 

The outcome of the camera cannot be compared because I consider that iPhone has the best camera even in low lights. Despite the fact that Pixel front facing camera is 8MP, but iPhone has an advantage in camera technology because their camera technology is unique. Apple sold their iPhone saying “We have the best camera technology”

Sensors

There’s no point in reviewing because both of the smartphones has almost every sensors which were added to the leading flagship smartphones. The only sensor which is missing in the both devices is Temperature Sensor.

The iPhone 7 & Google Pixel has rest of the sensors except Temperature Sensor.

Connectivity & Network

 Connectivity iPhone 7 Google Pixel
Headset Jack Lightening cable 3.5mm
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
3G Yes Yes
Indian 4G Network (Band 40) Yes Yes
GSM or CDMA GSM GSM
NFC No Yes

 

Connectivity is reasonable in both devices, as many of the users are now switching to 4G network after Airtel introduced 4G in India. After 4G hit the Indian market. Smartphones like Pixel & iPhone supports 4G, which opens up a new source of fast Internet experience.

Notable Features for Professionals

How Comfort the Device is iPhone 7 Google Pixel
Battery Capacity 2900 3450
Weight of the smartphones 188 Grams 168 Grams
Width & Length 158.20 x 77.90 x 7.30 154.70 x 75.70 x 8.50
Is the battery Removable? No No

 

Overall the specs are decent on the both devices but how the Google pixel will perform when it is compared side by side will decide which one is the actual winner.  We have to wait until then.

Price of iPhone 7 & Google Pixel

iPhone 7 Google Pixel
Rs.80,000 Rs.76,000
258GB 32GB

 

Wrap Up

Yeah, this is the proper comparison of the unreleased Google Pixel and launched smartphone Apple iPhone 7. There is no actual data on how the both smartphone would perform when compared it side by side. Obviously, the iPhone 7 is lacking in few areas which will be covered in the next iPhone release. I would still not be convinced that the Google can beat Apple in terms of camera technology.

There has been uproar and rumors that the Google Pixel is not attracting investors to invest in the shares because they are not sure if the Google Pixel is there yet, but if you look at the price point, $100/Rs.6000 price difference in the smartphones. You can get an iPhone 7 for Rs.80,000 for 256GB, while Google Pixel will cost you Rs.76,000 for 32GB.

The rumors say that Google Pixel is overpriced, but let us do quick benefits you get in iPhone and Google pixel.

Google:

  • More than three software updates from Google (Pixel will get software update before other smartphones).
  • Battery capacity is magnificent when compared to iPhone 7.
  • Price is close to iPhone but still less than an iPhone.
  • Screen resolution and pixels are better in Google Pixel.
  • Camera Pixels are better but not sure until release.
  • Audio jack is present 3.5mm.

iPhone 7:

  • Better camera experience than before.
  • Air buds options (Cost you over $150+).
  • Lightning Ear buds.
  • Fast and better than before.
  • Decent battery capacity.
  • More than two software updates from Apple.

So here are the few best points to look at, if you are planning to purchase any one of the smartphones. If you are a business person, who like freedom in every area then you should try Google or you are an iPhone fan then go for it or iPhone 7.

 

Tropical Storm Nicole Kills In Jamaica

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Tropical Storm Nicole Kills In Jamaica – The death toll from Tropical Storm Nicole in Jamaica has ridden after flash floods and mudslides ran amok throughout the nation. A total of seven people are missing after being swept away by flash flood waters. The latest victims include two men that died when a house in Kingston collapsed after heavy rain.

Nicole eventually broke apart in the Atlantic on Wednesday afternoon before it reached the Florida coast. It did still bring rain to the United States, but by the time it made land fall it was no longer the large storm that had hit Jamaica.

Emergency workers are still trying to locate at least seven missing people. All of them are believed to have been swept away by the fast moving flood water that had swept through various parts of the nation in the wake of the storm. Schools and universities will remain closed for a second day. Currently 30% of people in the nation are without power.

The Prime Minister of the nation, Bruce Golding, surveyed the damage via helicopter and said that the recovery process will be an expensive one. The nation has declared a state of emergency and will continue to look for individuals that have been swept away by the floods. The NUS National hurricane Center in Miami said that there was a fair chance that the storm could regain strength and develop into another tropical depression before it is all said and done.

Gliese 581 G : New Planet Discovered 2010

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Gliese 581 G : New Planet Discovered 2010 – A planet was recently found that scientists confirm could potentially sustain life, and has many of the right conditions needed to do so. The planet is called Gliese 581g, and is about 20 light-years away from Earth. The planet is located in the “Goldilock’s zone” of it’s star, a location that allows for surface temperatures to remain in the right zone to harbor liquid water. Scientists are also saying that the planet could potentially have an atmosphere.

The scientists are from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and have been studying the planet’s parent star, Gliese 581, for 11 years. The scientists have also discovered numerous planets orbiting the star, of which Gliese 581g is one. So far the scientists have found that there are six planets orbiting the star.

Steven Vogt is an astronomer at UCSC, and he said about the discovery, “Our findings offer a very compelling case for a potentially habitable planet. The fact that we were able to detect this planet so quickly and so nearby tells us that planets like this must be really common.”

The average surface temperature of the planet is estimated to range between 12C and -31C.

Ivory Coast Forgotten?

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Ivory Coast

Libya and Japan have dominated the news. The focus on Japan has somewhat diminished after the UN Resolution in Libya.

Our recent involvement in Libya has led many to question our political and military obligations throughout the world.

A situation many are less familiar with is the civil war in the Ivory Coast, located in West Africa for those of you who don’t know.

The conflict has rapidly descended into a humanitarian crisis as refugees from Ivory Coast have begun pouring into neighboring Ghana and Liberia, which suffered its own civil war a few years earlier.

Laurent Gdagbo has refused to step down as president. Forces loyal to Gdagbo have been fighting rebel forces led by Alassane Ouattara, the former prime minister who was narrowly defeated in the last elections.

Ouatarra believes that he was cheated and the President also has alleged massive fraud in areas that were controlled by the rebels.

Kenya’s controversial Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been appointed to mediate the conflict between Gdagbo and Ouattara, though there has been little success.

Furthermore, most of the money pledged to aid the Ivory Coast, which faces a serious refugee problem amidst the unrest, has not reached its destination, as donor governments have shifted their attention.

F-15E Eagle Brought Down In Libya Near Benghazi

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F-15E Eagle in Libya

The media has reported the crash of an F-15E Eagle in Libya. However, the plane was not brought down by hostile failure.

After the plane’s mechanical failure, the two crewmembers ejected, suffering minor injuries and being met by happy Libyan civilians, who opposed Gaddafi.

The plane was shot down on the third night of bombings. Fortunately, the crew members, though the exact location has not been revealed, landed near the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

This story represents a particularly positive outcome from the U.S. involvement in Libya. This was particularly refreshing amidst comparisons of the situation in Libya to the beginnings of our involvement in Iraq a decade ago.

The crewmen were met by civilians, who actually thanked them for their participation in the conflict.

The characterization of these rebels is important, especially since they are viewing the United States in positive light. It offers greater insight into who the rebels actually are and diminishes the over-glorification or perhaps un-wantedness of US/UN involvement.

The story comes at important time, as Libyan government spokesman just described the numerous civilian casualties caused by the airstrikes, though these exact reports remain unconfirmed. The “crusader” rhetoric used by those loyal to Gaddafi is very scary.

US Soldiers In Afghanistan Posing With Dead Civilians: Photos Surface In Germany

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This is not a great time for the U.S. Army with the release of photos published by Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine that depict U.S. Army soldiers grinning above Afghan corpses, civilians they had allegedly just killed.

Why are these photos so problematic especially right now? One, the U.S. Army is already under watch for their treatment of Private Bradley Manning, the dissatisfied soldier being held in solitary confinement and facing life in jail for the spilling of army secrets to WikiLeaks. Second, the U.S. bombing of Libyan cities is of the highest relevance.

The vehemently Arab and Islamist Gaddafi has been moving civilians into areas targeted by UN bombings in order to prevent strikes on his troops, along with the obvious political motivations of having U.S. planes hit civilian.

Afghanistan represents another U.S. coalition. If things don’t go well in Libya, we shudder to think that the U.S., which led the UN airstrikes, might lead a coalition there. With the number of troops still loyal to Gaddafi, that move could be ever so problematic.

Five soldiers stand accused of the premeditated murder of three Afghan civilians. Currently, one of the soldiers, Corporal Jeremy Morlock, has agreed to plead guilty and testify against the others in order to receive a reduced sentence.