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Doooon’t Stop Belieeeeeving

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How the Brain and Eye Work via eyemakeart

If you think your eyesight could improve with practice, you’re likely to see better according to a Harvard University study.

Science News say the study reveals that expectations of improved eyesight actually enhance visual clarity rather than just increasing alertness or motivation to focus on seeing.

Black Farmers Reach $1.25 Billion in Lawsuit Against US Government Agency

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African-American Farmer from Rural Migration News "Minority Farmers" April 1998, Volume 4, Number 2

A group of Black farmers have reached a $1.25 billion settlement with the US Department of Agriculture over a civil rights case dating back to 1990’s  according to the Wall Street Journal.

It says the farmers claimed they had been systematically denied loans due to discrimination. And that the USDA intentionally  delayed alloted loans based on race causing farmers to run out of time to plant that season’s crop making it difficult to repay other debts.

Latin American Diplomats Are Heading to Honduras

A man participating in a rally in support of Honduras ousted President Manuel Zelaya lies injured on the ground after being shot in the head in Tegucigalpa, Thursday, July 30, 2009. The man was shot by someone in a nearby building while police were firing in the air, according to witnesses. The mans condition is unknown. Zelaya was removed from power on June 28 in a coup. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

A man participating in a rally in support of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya lies injured on the ground after being shot in the head in Tegucigalpa, Thursday, July 30, 2009. The man was shot by someone in a nearby building while police were firing in the air, according to witnesses. The man's condition is unknown. Zelaya was removed from power on June 28 in a coup. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

 

Honduras’ Supreme Court says oustedPresident Manuel Zelaya will face trial if he returns to his country according to the Associated Press.  And that the current charges against him include treason and abuse of power.

It says the President was exiled in Costa Rica during  the June 28th Military Coup after he ignored the High Court’s orders to revoke giving citizens the right to vote on whether or not they wanted a special assembly to rewrite the constitution.

However,  Latin American governments have been seeking to reinstate President Zelaya.

According to theAFP, The Organization of American States(OAS)  has suspended the country’s membership because of the coup.

And Argentine diplomats have bunkered themselves down and are ignoring the military backed governments deadline to leave Honduras.

The AFPsays that according to diplomatic sources the Argentine Minister of Affairs Alejandro Amura is following orders from his country  which is refusing to recognize the government which gained power in the June coup.

In an constitutional order building  attempt Foreign Ministers are scheduling to visit Honduras on the week of August 24th (Monday and  Tuesday) under the Costa Rican President’s proposed plan.

Ministers and diplomatic chiefs from Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the OAS Secretary General are said to be in attendance according to the AFP.

Honduran President via yimg

Honduran President via yimg

First Ever Annual Day Honoring Aid Workers

World Humanitarian Day Poster from UNIC in Jakarta

World Humanitarian Day Poster from UNIC in Jakarta

For the first time relief and aid workers are being honoured around the world.

August 19th, 2009 marks the initial annual World Humanitarian Day according to Reuters.

It says today coincides with the anniversary of an Iraqi truck bombing which fatally wounded twenty two people at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in Baghdad six years ago.

The United Nations told Reuters that in the past ten years seven hundred aid workers have been killed during attacks, kidnappings and robberies. And that this day pays homage to them.

Major Investors Wants Answers

China Zambia Friendship  Farm via lidc.org.uk

China Zambia Friendship Farm via lidc.org.3 Nationalsuk

 

In Zambia, the third murder of a Chinese national during a robbery has raised concern among the Chinese government over the safety of it’s people in the African country.

Zambian government officials say investigations into the killings have begun, according to Reuters.

China is the single largest investor in Zambia according to Reuters.  It says China has invested over $1.2 billion in the country, most of which has been poured into mining.