Communist Vietnam celebrates the 35th anniversary of their historical defeat of the United States and reunification by reenacting the day North Vietnamese tanks smashed through the gates of the Presidential Palace and ousted the U.S.-backed government.
Makes me proud.
"A thousand people could love you but for some reason we tend to focus on the three people who don’t… I barely have time for the people who love me and I’ll be damned if I waste three seconds on a person I know doesn’t like me… At the end of the day, the people who love you are gonna love you, and the people who hate you, no matter what you do, they’ll always hate you so you’re always better off ignoring them and just focusing on the people that love you and you’ll be ten times more successful than you’ve ever been."
"The reality is 99.9% of the time the only person stopping you from becoming what you want to be is you."
Chinese officials say that reconstruction of Yushu in the Qinghai Province will be finished within three years. Money will be provided from the government as well as private donations. About 2,200 people were killed when the earthquake struck in April.
NASA captures pictures of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The oil reached the shore of Louisiana yesterday, hours earlier than predicted.
Times Square was closed off due to a bomb scare. Police had blocked off the area due to a suspicious-looking cooler and plastic bag. This is just one week after the failed car-bomb attempt which took place only a block away. It was a false alarm. The cooler and the plastic bag did not explode.
Yes, of course they’re vamping up security because of the recent threats and attempts, but seriously… an abandoned cooler and a plastic bag?
The U.S. economy added 290, 000 jobs yesterday. President Barack Obama praised the numbers and highlighted it as a positive sign while still keeping in mind that the unemployment rate in America is still high. Over 8 million Americans lost their jobs in 2008 and 2009.
North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il, visited China earlier this week. He shares word of North Korea’s rigid aim to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and his desire to settle nuclear disarmament issues through dialogue.
North Korea had tested two nuclear bombs since abandoning the six-party talks (includes North/South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the United States). They had promised to dismantle their nuclear programme in return for aid and security.
South Korea and the U.S.A. think talks should be resumed after investigation of the warship which sunk near the North Korean border.
"The power of hearing one voice in solidarity with you can be transformative for people."
About 1,000 protesters stormed the streets of Port-au-Prince in protest against Haiti’s president; Rene Preval. Protesters believe that Preval is using the earthquake as an excuse for him to stay in power. Preval’s term ends in February and he says he will remain in power if there is no presidential election scheduled in November. A November vote may not be possible since the earthquake destroyed all voting records and places.
A bronze statue of Bobby Orr’s “flight” after scoring, “The Goal” that would win the Bruins the Stanley Cup over the St. Louis Blues in 1970 was presented this afternoon by the Boston Bruins and TD Garden.
American President, Barack Obama, has made an agreement with Russia’s President, Dmitry Medvedev. This pact allows for the transfer of nuclear technology and equipment. This issue had been put off due to the conflict between Russia and Georgia. Obama wants to restart relations with Russia which were strangled due to previous U.S. President, George Bush.
David Cameron of the Conservative party can now call Buckingham Palace his home. Cameron attained power after previous Prime Minister Gordon Brown (Labour) had resigned. Cameron intends to form a coalition with the Liberal Democrats.
LAST WEEK’S ELECTION RESULTS:
The Montreal Canadiens have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 in Game 7.
"What I’m trying to do is to help students feel the emotion, the intelligence – to feel something in the music that resonates with their own experiences, to create a container that moves the audience to a place where they too become the music. It’s one thing to perform technically, but the purpose of art is to move and to be transformed, to sing the music so that it transports us and creates a community of peace."