Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Theresa May is the new PM in United Kingdom; and can HRC become new President of US soon!

Theresa May became the new Prime Minister six days ago, in London as David Cameron is leaving 10 Downing Street. Since Theresa is the new PM, does her office promotion mean an easy path for Hillary Rodham Clinton for the US presidential race? Let's run down the female leaders of the world, starting with Angela Merkel (Europe's strongest woman in power). Angela Merkel has been in power in Germany, Europe's economic bellwether; since 2005. That's 11 years of good laws in Europe's strongest economy. Let's not forget Christine Lagarde, the IMF managing director. IMF is not a foreign country, but the International Monetary Fund is '189 countries working together to stabilize monetary devices.' If you are from Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon is a home country name. She is the first minister of Scotland, and the leading lady in power. Myanmar (formerly Burma) is back in the limelight, as Aung San Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace Prize leader in a new democracy in Yangon. Finally, Taiwan has a female leader in Tsai Ing-Wen. She is the new president of Taiwan since January of this year. Tsai is a Cornell University grad. and she was former Mayor of Taipei. Taiwan was my home for three years in the 1980s, and my family remembers the three good years in the island nation. As a recap, seven world leaders have been mentioned in this post. The nations of Taiwan, Germany, UK, Myanmar, and Scotland are in this post. Christine Lagarde is IMF chief, and she is a former French lawyer. Recently, the IMF cut global growth by almost 1% due to the recent 'Brexit' disaster. In the world's mind, surviving 'Brexit' is the next task for Theresa May to undertake. She leads England, and Wales through one of the toughest times since World War II. Hope you the reader enjoyed this post. In less than four months, American voters will vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Rodham Clinton. May Hillary become the first female President of the strongest world economy. Enjoy the picture above of 10 Downing Street, London. It is the new home of Theresa May, and the former home of Margaret Thatcher (and other prominent Prime Ministers of UK including David Cameron, John Major, and Tony Blair). Au revoir!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

KD sweepstakes are over; plus other NBA free agent signings, trades too

Five days ago, Kevin Durant announced his decision to leave Oklahoma City. He signed with the Golden State Warriors for a 2 year deal, worth $54.3 million. But, his contract is not the richest one in these crazy NBA free agent signings. Mike Conley Jr. signed a 5 year deal, worth $153 million to stay with the Memphis Grizzlies. This contract is the largest one in NBA history. Many people faulted KD for signing with Golden State, as he joined the team that beat OK City in the 2016 NBA western conference finals. He broke up the collaborative duo of Westbrook and Durant, two of OK City's finest. In other NBA trades and signings, Derrick Rose is going to play for NY Knicks next year; along with his former Chicago teammate, Joakim Noah. Jeremy Lin signed with the Brooklyn Nets. Then, there's the huge news that Dwyane Wade signed with the Chicago Bulls for a two year deal. Finally, Pau Gasol is signing with the San Antonio Spurs for a two year deal. It makes San Antonio stronger, so they can compete with Golden State. Speaking of the Warriors, they lost Leandro Barbosa and other key players. Here's the list of former Warriors: Festus Ezeli, Brandon Rush, Leandro Barbosa, Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes, and Marreese Speights. In addition to Kevin Durant signing with Golden State Warriors, Zaza Pachulia and David West signed with the Warriors in the past few days. There are a lot of deals, which were not mentioned in this blog post. The NBA 2016-2017 season is only 105 days aways. Hope the Cleveland Cavaliers do not repeat as NBA champions. The warriors might be the favorite, according to the Las Vegas bettors. Hope you like the picture above of Luol Deng, the former Miami Heat player. He is leaving Miami for the LA Lakers, in a four year deal. Lakers signed Timofey Mozgov, and they received Jose Calderon from the Chicago Bulls. Hope the Lakers can improve their winning percentage next year, with the new additions.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel exhorting Hollande, Renzi to keep EU together

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful female leaders in the world. She is urging France, Italy and other EU nations to collaborate on peace keeping moves during the 'Brexit' crisis. Five days ago, Great Britain made the shocking decision to leave the European Union. Global stock markets went into a selling frenzy for the past two trading days, following the ridiculously close vote in Great Britain for exiting EU. The UK has been a close ally to the US, and Great Britain would leave the EU in 2018 officially. IMF Director Christine Lagarde is calling on Bank of England, and ECB (European Central Bank) to attain financial stability. Meanwhile, Francois Hollande met with Italian premier Matteo Renzi to discuss the EU's next move in Berlin, Germany. Almost 52% voted to leave EU, while 48% voted to stay in EU per EU referendum results on 6-24-2016. In terms of the US presidential candidates thoughts on Brexit, Hillary Clinton was in the 'stay in the EU' camp. Republican candidate Donald Trump is quite happy that 'Brexit' is happening. Finally, David Cameron is resigning as PM of Great Britain. In October 2016, the people of Great Britain will have a new Prime Minister. Cameron is leaving after six years, and he believes that a fresh wave of leadership is needed. Will the UK be able to avoid an economic fallout from the 'Brexit' crisis? This result is yet to be determined, and the global economy needs to avoid recession in 2016 and 2017. Boris Johnson, the ex-London mayor, is a front runner for PM in the minds of many UK voters. The value of the UK pound has dropped over the past few days, and the British pound is losing its value quickly. Enjoy the picture above of David Cameron, and Samantha Cameron. Samantha looks sad, as her husband is announcing his decision to leave the PM position.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Are you familiar with Brexit? Vote on Britain to stay in EU

On June 23, the citizens of the UK may not be part of the European Union. The country of Britain will hold a referendum on June 23, 2016; on whether to leave the European Union. This referendum is nicknamed 'Brexit' for today's informative folks. ‘Brexit’ is Britain exiting the European Union. No joke intended! Seriously? The European Union consists of 28 nations. Britain has been a member since 1973. After 43 years, the country will vote on whether to keep its membership in 'Europa.' Europa is another fun moniker of Europe. Ireland became a member of the European Union in 1973 also. If the European Union loses England, the economy of the 28 nations will suffer. For the British citizens, it is beneficial to stay in the EU. It is from a good economic and social standpoint, that the citizens should vote to stay in the EU. Companies like JP Morgan will lose valuable employees in London, if the Brexit becomes a reality. Jamie Dimon, current JP Morgan CEO, mentioned that 4,000 employees would lose jobs if Brexit is passed. 'Brexit' may put the European economy, and the global economies into a better chance of global recession. David Cameron has been Prime Minister of the UK, since May 2010. His tenure in office needs to continue, and Brexit does not need to ruin his time in office. Enjoy the picture above of the European Union. It is from www.europa.eu, the website for European Union. The picture is the European Union emblem. Keep the European Union together, and with 28 nations at this time.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Warriors back in NBA Finals! Cavs vs. Warriors rematch

The Cleveland Cavaliers will play the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA finals. The teams will play game 1 on Thursday night in Oakland, CA. The Warriors were down 3-1 to the oklahoma city thunder, in the western conference finals. They won the last three games in convincing fashion. The warriors played like a resilient bunch, throughout the western conference finals. As for the Cleveland Cavaliers, it's the seventh finals trip for Lebron James. The cavaliers lost two games only, in the first three rounds. Last year, the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in six games in the NBA finals. This year, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will start for the Cavaliers. Last year, both players were injured in different parts of the playoffs. The cavaliers lost both regular season meetings to the Warriors. Will Lebron James win his third championship, or can Stephen Curry win his second championship? The NBA critics are calling this series a rematch made in heaven. The teams are evenly matched up. The Warriors need Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, as two additional components in another championship season. The Cavaliers will rely on J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson, to be the extra two pieces for them to be champions. Hope the Finals is another spectacular series to watch. The picture above of Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry shows the great relationship, between the NBA coach and the two time MVP guard.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz suspends campaign

Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz lost in the Indiana primary tonight. Ted Cruz is ending his presidential campaign, as he lost to front-runner Donald Trump. Cruz worked hard to appeal to conservative voters, especially evangelicals. But as the primaries wore on, he lost even those voters to Donald Trump. Ted Cruz was the first GOP candidate to launch his bid for the Presidency. At the end of April, Cruz had picked Carly Fiorina to be his running mate for Vice President. Yet, she will not be in the mix now. John Kasich is the only person that can stop Trump, in 'the Donald's quest to be the GOP candidate' for 2016 presidency. The GOP convention is in Cleveland in July 2016. California is one of the final states for Donald Trump to win, and their state primary is in June 2016. In the Indiana primary, Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton on the Democratic party end. The results are in, but this victory might be a late one for Bernie. Many Democratic political pundits are favoring Hillary to win the Democratic party nomination. Could the election in November pit Trump vs. Clinton? Enjoy the picture above of Ted Cruz, and the capitol building. Election day is six months away.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Can the Golden State Warriors win 73 games? Warriors can do it!

Well, it's time for the NBA regular season to end. The NBA season will end in less than two weeks. The Golden State Warriors are five wins away from breaking the Chicago Bulls record, of most wins in a regular season. The Golden State Warriors have 68 wins in 75 games. The NBA predictors are picking the Warriors to not break the record, as are many NBA sportswriters. The Warriors last loss was on Friday night to Boston. The game was a tight one, and the warriors lost by three. Hope the warriors break the record, as it would be another incredible goal the team has reached. The warriors will play San Antonio two more times, during their final six games of the regular season. Speaking of the Spurs, the team is undefeated at home this year. The spurs will count on reserves to lead them to victory, against the warriors. Their coach plans to rest the starters, during those two games. The NBA playoffs is an exciting time of the year for me always. The spurs and warriors will get the top two seeds, in the western conference. Lastly, Stephen Curry is having another MVP season. He leads the league in scoring. He broke the NBA record for 3 point shooting this year too. NBA Sportswriters believe that he should be in Most Improved Player award conversations, as well. Even though the Phoenix Suns and LA Lakers are my favorite teams, the Warriors are exciting to watch. These reasons are why the NBA is fun to watch. Enjoy the picture above of Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr.