Tuesday, September 18, 2018

By 2050, more than 40% of the world’s extremely poor people will live in just two African countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria

Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world’s population growth between 2015 and 2050. Its population is projected to double by 2050, and could double again by 2100.

Diversity is Sex Slavery

Young white girl was repeatedly raped, twice forced into marriage and had 8 abortions after being abducted by Muslim gang.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

In a meeting of one of Mexico's most beloved traditions and one of its most pervasive epidemics, gunmen dressed as mariachis shot up a thriving entertainment district of Mexico City, killing five and injuring at least eight

In audacious and apparently well-planned hit, five men arrived on motorcycles at the Plaza Garibaldi and opened fire as several mariachi bands played on the eve of the country's independence celebrations, then sped off as they arrived. It's unclear whether the shooting was motivated by gang violence, but a district infested with drugs and gangs lies about a mile away. Mexico City's mariachi scene traces its roots to a bar in Plaza Garibaldi. No arrests have been made.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Some Tuscans can trace their heritage to female ancestors who lived in the same region 5,000 years ago

Tuscany, a corridor of cultural exchange between central Italy and the western Mediterranean coast throughout history, has hosted conquerors from the Romans to Napoleon. Michela Leonardi at the University of Cambridge, in England, and her colleagues studied mitochondrial DNA, which is inherited only through the maternal line, from modern individuals in northwestern Tuscany. Their analyses identified genetic continuity between modern mitochondrial DNA and remains dating to the region’s prehistoric, Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance eras. The authors used computer simulations to model evolution of the historical populations involved, estimating population sizes at key times. The simulations compared the effects of genetic continuity and discontinuity for each pair of periods. In each era, genealogical continuity better accounted for the genetic diversity of data between the ancient and modern samples.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

A majority of people in Northern Ireland would vote for a united Ireland in the event of Brexit, according to a new poll

The poll carried out for Our Future Our Choice, a campaign group of young people calling for a “people’s vote” on the final Brexit deal, found that 52% of people in Northern Ireland would vote for a united Ireland if the United Kingdom quits the European Union. The online poll of 1,199 people from Northern Ireland was conducted by Deltapoll between August 27th and August 30th, 2018. One of the questions posed was this: “Imagine now that the UK decided to leave the EU. Under these circumstances how would you vote in a referendum on the constitutional arrangements of the island of Ireland?” More than half – 52% – said that they would vote for a united Ireland, while 39% said that they would vote for Northern Ireland to remain part of the UK. The poll also found that more would vote for a united Ireland in the event of a hard Border. In such circumstances, 56% said that they would vote for unity in a Border poll while 40% responded that they would vote to remain in the UK. A total of 94% of those surveyed from a “nationalist heritage” said that they would vote for unity in the event of Brexit. However, that nationalist figure dropped to 73% if the UK did not leave the European Union. Among people who described themselves as neither from a nationalist nor a unionist heritage support for a united Ireland dropped from 59% to 23% if the UK stayed in the European Union. “This result confirms what everybody already knows in their heart, that if we leave the EU, people will vote for a united Ireland,” said Doire Finn (23), a spokeswoman for Our Future Our Choice Northern Ireland. “Arlene Foster and the DUP’s stance on Brexit has advanced the nationalist cause further than 40 years of IRA violence ever managed,” she added. “But her supporters have a chance to defend unionism by calling for the DUP leadership to support a people’s vote on the final Brexit deal,” said Finn. The campaign group held a similar poll in Scotland of 1,022 respondents. There 47% said that they would vote for Scottish independence in a future referendum if the UK left the European Union as planned while 43% said that they would vote to stay in the UK. But if Brexit was stopped, 47% said that they would vote for Scotland to stay in the UK and 43% said that they would vote for independence.