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.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Ben Carson endorsing Donald Trump!

Ben Carson has dropped out of the Presidential Race for 2016. Today, the retired neurosurgeon endorsed Donald Trump for President. Donald Trump appears to be the front-runner for the Republican Party. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are dueling it out for the top choice. With eight months left before the election, both parties will have a final candidate from each side. Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Ted Cruz are battling Trump for the Republican nomination. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders appear to be dueling it out on the Democratic side, with Miami being the most recent debate venue. Next, Ohio and Florida are the next two primaries for the Democratic side. Florida, Ohio, and Illinois are the next three primaries for the Republican side. Hope that John Kasich and Ted Cruz can battle Trump, in the next debate. In closing, the presidential race is heating up. Enjoy the picture above of 'presidential race 2016.'

Monday, February 1, 2016

Australian Open 2016 recap!

The Australian Open ended yesterday for tennis fans. Novak Djokovic won his sixth Australian Open title. Angelique Kerber won her first Australian Open title, in a stunning upset of Serena Williams. Both finals were hard to watch, as Melbourne is many hours ahead. In the men's side, Novak D. beat Andy Murray again. This time, the match lasted three sets only. The match was a good clash, of the top 2 players. Novak beat Roger Federer in the semifinals, in four sets. It was good to see Roger get a set off of Novak. Hopefully, Roger can win the match in their next encounter. There were a good amount of upsets, on the women's side. Serena Williams was hoping to win the title, and she would have tied Steffi Graff for 22 grand slam titles. Yet, Serena was denied by Angelique in three tough sets. Serena should be able to capture another title this year, to equal Steffi's record. Serena was gracious in defeat. In closing, the tournament was another good opening grand slam for 2016. The next grand slam tournament is the French Open, in May 2016. Enjoy the picture above, as it is a logo from the Australian Open.