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Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan told Trump to rectify his records: Aid was nuts

In the latest hot tweets exchange between TRUMP and Pakistan PM Imran Khan, world has observed entirety different attitude from underestimated country like PAKISTAN. Not only Trump but none of his cabinet was expecting such a instant and blunt response on twitter just in few mins after Trump put on his tweet. This made them realize the insight of Khans regime in PAKISTAN. On the other hand Pentagon without a moment longer than necessary got on spot and recorded their verdict which was inverse of the President. Pentagon clearly confessed Pakistan is still a critical and supportive ally in the region

Trumps in his media talk point out Pakistan role against the aid given was not enough. I am not satisfied with the response hence halt the aid $1.3 billion.

In response to Trumps media talk, in just short of few minutes Newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan replied in his tweet that they lost 75000 people lives and $123 billion however in return we just got $20 billion which is nuts.

He also told clearly that we wont be a part of any ones war at the same cost anymore. We will have our own interest on the top and anything like “Do More” will be rejected at earliest

Reason why PM Imran Khan has reacted so furious and angrily?

He has a serious concern over post effect of war against terror the lives they have lost and the economy destruction is irreplaceable. On the other hand one should not forget that Pakistan is no more dependent on US financial aid. They have got various sources that are keen to pour in Pakistan’s economy in an hour of need. Countries like China , KSA, UAE , Malaysia, Turkey and many more holds keen interest in Pakistan due to its CPEC project and they strongly believe Gawadar is future Dubai.

So in such scenarios where many countries are interested to help the drowning economy why would the PM like Imran Khan would beg for nuts?

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New Govt wants US to rectify statement issued by US State Department: Foreign Minister

Pakistan – Pakistan has called for the United States to amend what its foreign ministry described as a “factually incorrect” account of a phone call between U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and new Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The row comes ahead of a planned visit by Pompeo to Islamabad in the first week of September to meet with Khan, who was sworn in as prime minister last week.

The U.S. State Department readout of the call said Pompeo wished Khan success and also asked Khan to take “decisive action against all terrorists operating in Pakistan”.

U.S. officials regularly raise the issue of Taliban and other militants operating from safe havens in Pakistan, where they plot attacks on U.S. and Afghan troops across the border.

Pakistan regularly denies that the Afghan Taliban operates from its soil.

And overnight on Thursday, Pakistan’s foreign ministry asserted that the issue of militants never came up in the phone call between Pompeo and Khan.

“Pakistan takes exception to the factually incorrect statement issued by U.S. State Dept on today’s phone call,” the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Twitter.

“There was no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan. This should be immediately corrected.”

The U.S. embassy in Islamabad could not immediately be reached for comment.

Pompeo is expected in Islamabad on September 5, and is likely to be the first foreign dignitary to meet with Khan since he was sworn in.

Khan is well known for his criticism of U.S. military policy in Afghanistan, but he said after winning elections last week that he seeks better relations with the United States after a series of aid cuts and the suspension of U.S. military training.

JP Morgan, Chase customers No longer need card for ATM transaction in US

JP Morgan is another step closer to its mission and this time its the most awaited innovation people were expecting from some financial institution in coming future which JP Morgan predicted long time ago and address the expectation and started working on. Chase added an upgraded feature in ATM’s for customer in almost 16000 ATM’s in some states

 

Chase announced Wednesday that it had rolled out cardless transactions to most of its ATM network, meaning customers no longer need a physical debit card and can instead retrieve cash using a mobile wallet — such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay — on their smartphone.

At ATMs with a cardless symbol (see below), customers can open their mobile wallet, tap their phone, and then enter their PIN to access their account.

At nearly every one of JPMorgan Chase’s 16,000 ATMs, customers no longer need a card to take out cash

Here’s Chase’s simple visual guide to performing a cardless transaction:

JPMorgan Chase

Chase began rolling out the feature — which uses the “near-field communication” technology that enables transactions from mobile wallets — in 2016, and Bank of America and Wells Fargo have debuted similar capabilities as well.

The largest banks in the US have been investing millions in updating the capabilities and physical appearances of their thousands of ATMs as their digital and mobile customer bases balloon.

Bank of America has also got a kind of feature which allows customers to scan a cheque through mobile phone (taking picture) and submit it in mobile app hence save time by not standing in cue. www.BankofAmerica.com

While cardless transactions are a convenient perk to Chase’s more than 30 million active mobile customers, the feature could also result in savings for the bank.

It costs banks about $0.20 to replace a lost, stolen, or otherwise corrupted card, according to the consulting firm A.T. Kearney, a sum that can add up when you serve tens of millions of customers, as Chase and its largest competitors do.

The more customers can rely on their already omnipresent smartphones, the more likely they are to phase out cards that fatten their wallets and can more easily be lost or compromised.

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China steering close to US in World’s listing of Top tech giants in 2018

The world’s 20 largest tech companies now exclusively

IT industry is overall progressed drastically in regards of innovation and technology in last five years. More than 1.5 millions entrepreneurs globally have registered themselves and have shown keen interest in adding value in the industry. However it has been observed that Silicon valley has declining trend of inviting overseas in IT firms in last few months explicitly from Asia the low economic region, reason of such trend is cost cut.

On the other hand Large companies can be located all over the globe.

For example, massive auto companies can be found practically anywhere on a map. Ford (USA), Toyota (Japan), Volkswagen (Germany), Hyundai (South Korea), Volvo (Sweden), Tata Motors (India), and Magna (Canada) are just some of the biggest companies involved in the production of vehicles or parts.

While the banking, pharma, energy, and retail industries also have geographic spread as well, the same cannot be said for the rapidly-growing tech industry.

Image: Visual Capitalist

The clash of tech titans

The most recent edition of Mary Meeker’s famous Internet Trends 2018 report highlighted the top internet companies in the world by valuation, with an interesting and perhaps unintended outcome.

Of the 20 largest tech giants globally, a total of zero are located outside of the United States and China.

Here are the latest rankings of internet companies, using updated market caps for all public companies:

*In Meeker’s chart, she kept eBay-Paypal together as one entity. We’ve separated them based on the 2015 spinoff.

**Xiaomi’s valuation has been in question ahead of its July 9 IPO in Hong Kong, and we’ve used the most recent valuation estimate of $54 billion here.

In total, the above list of companies is worth $5.9 trillion, with a 75%-25% split in terms of USA/China.

It’s also worth noting that the list excludes Samsung, likely because the South Korean company is quite diversified in its manufacturing activities (TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, batteries, microwave ovens, etc.).

A steep dropoff

Aside from the USA-China duality, the other major noticeable aspect of the list of the world’s largest tech giants is that it clearly shows a divide between top-tier companies and those further down the ladder. In fact, there is not a single company with a valuation between $200 billion and $450 billion.

The top seven companies on the list account for 81% of the total value of the list, and they are all above the $450B mark. These include behemoths like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft, but also two big Chinese companies as well (Tencent, Alibaba).

Meanwhile, the bottom 14 companies muster up just 19% of the value – a fact that underlines how hard it is to vault a tech company into the upper echelon of the market.

“I really do care” raised charity for migrants hits back Melania Trump jacket

Thousands of dollars have been raised to support child migrants through the sale of t-shirts hitting back at Melania Trump’s controversial jacket. The US first lady wore the coat, bearing the words “I really don’t care, do u?” as she travelled to southern Texas on Thursday to visit children being held at a detention centre in the city of McAllen.

Some thought the outfit choice was a riposte to critics of her husband, Donald Trump, whose “zero tolerance” immigration policy has separated at least 2,300 children from their parents at the US-Mexico border since May.

Through her spokeswoman, Ms Trump denied the jacket was worn to send any form of message, while the president claimed it was intended as a swipe at the “Fake News Media”. One organisation however has chosen to use the controversy as an opportunity to raise money for children directly affected by the situation at the border.

PSA Supply Co, a clothing run by the viral video website Upworthy, was quick to release t-shirts based on the coat’s design, emblazoned instead with the words: “I really do care, don’t u?”

Hundreds of the shirts were sold within the first 12 hours of going on sale, raising more than $10,000 (£7,500) for United We Dream, a non-profit organisation campaigning for relief and fair treatment for young undocumented migrants in the US.

Clothing company PSA’s own take on the first lady’s jacket (AP/PSA)

“After Melania’s fashion disaster today, we figured we had to do something about it,” the company explains on its website.

“So we sprung our Rapid Response unit into action, called our friends at United We Dream, and are presenting here, a better message: We Care. We Really Do.”

Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd was visibly, and noticeably, smaller than that of his predecessor, Barack Obama. But, he really wanted to have had the largest crowd on record. So, he praised it as the biggest crowd ever. Relatedly, Mr Trump also claimed that it stopped raining in Washington at the moment he was inaugurated. It didn’t. The day was very dreary.

Just days after taking office, Donald Trump’s White House issued a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, but didn’t mention “jews” or even the word “jewish” in the written statement

Donald Trump was never very happy about losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by 2.8 million ballots. So, he and White House voter-fraud commissioner Kris Kobach have claimed that anywhere between three and five million people voted illegally during the 2016 election. Conveniently, he says that all of those illegal votes went to Ms Clinton. (There is no evidence to support that level of widespread voter fraud.)

Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of wire tapping him on twitter. The Justice Department later clarified: Mr Obama had not, in fact, done so.

Just three months into his presidency, Donald Trump admitted that being president is harder than he thought it would be. Though Mr Trump insisted on the 2016 campaign trail that doing the job would be easy for him, he admitted in an interview that living in the White House is harder than running a business empire.

Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey landed him with a federal investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election that has caused many a headache for the White House. The White House initially said that the decision was made after consultation from the Justice Department. Then Mr Trump himself said that he had decided to fire him in part because he wanted the Russia investigation Mr Comey was con

Never one not to mock his enemies, Donald Trump mocked MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, saying that she and co-host Joe Scarborough had approached him before his inauguration asking to “join” him. He noted that she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at the time, and that he said no.

During his first-ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Donald Trump tried out a new nickname for North Korea leader Kim Jong-un: Rocket Man. He later tweaked it to be “little Rocket Man” as the two feuded, and threatened each other with nuclear war. During that speech, he also threatened to totally annihilate North Korea.

After Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas, Donald Trump paid the area a visit. While his response to the disaster in Houston was generally applauded, the President picked up some flack when he gave a speech outside Houston (he reportedly did not visit disaster zones), and praised the size of the crowds there.

Perhaps one of his most controversial policies while acting as president, Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting predominantly Muslim countries has bought him a lot of criticism. The bans were immediately protested, and judges initially blocked their implementation. The Supreme Court later sided with the administration’s argument that the ban was developed out of concern for US security.

Early in his presidency, Donald Trump reportedly hung up the phone on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull after the foreign leader angered him over refugee plans. Mr Trump later said that it was the “worst call” he had ha

At the National Prayer Breakfast, Donald Trump couldn’t help but to ask for prayers for the ratings on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s show to be good. Schwarzenegger took over as host of “The Apprentice” — which buoyed Mr Trump’s celebrity status years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tri-Nation will host FIFA World Cup in 2026: Fifa Officials

The US, Canada and Mexico will host football’s World Cup 2026 after it saw off a challenge from Morocco at the FIFA Congress. A joint bid by the three North American countries under the name ’United’ saw off the challenge of a rival proposal from Morocco, winning over two-thirds of the vote. The United bid persuaded 134 of the 203 delegates eligible to vote at the 68th annual Fifa congress, which was held on the eve of the 2018 tournament in Russia.

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Morocco hoped to become the second African nation to host the tournament but earned just 65 votes on Wednesday and suffered defeat in a World Cup bidding process for the fifth time. One delegate, representing Iran, voted ‘none of the above’.

 

The 2026 tournament will also be the second World Cup hosted in more than one country, following Japan and South Korea’s joint effort in 2002. Canada and Mexico will stage just 10 games each, however. The United States will host 60 matches in total, including all games from the quarter-finals onward.

The US, Canada and Mexico will host football’s World Cup 2026 after it saw off a challenge from Morocco at the FIFA Congress.

The joint bid won 134 votes (67 percent) out of the 203 entitled to vote with Morocco bagging 65 (33 percent) when voting took place in Moscow on Wednesday, a day before the Russia World Cup 2018

Predictions of FIFA World Cup 2018: who are the finalist?

By Dai Yuliang [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

World Cup begins today and soccer enthusiasts around the world are already making their FIFA World Cup 2018 predictions. Read on to learn about the top contenders and who is favored to win.

Brazil

With five World Cup wins under their belts, Brazil is always a factor, but after a historic embarrassment in 2014 on home soil, insecurity plagues the team. However, with a squad absolutely loaded with world class talent, Brazil may be putting forward its best team since the 2002 World Cup champions. It should come as no surprise that Brazil is highly favored to win in most FIFA World Cup 2018 predictions.

The 2014 team faced a crushing defeat after losing key players Neymar and Thiago Silva to injury and suspension, respectively. However, this side has much more depth than the infamous 2014 team. Neymar is currently recovering from an injury, raising some fears and PTSD flashbacks for Brazilians, but has been playing well, scoring two beautiful goals in 120 minutes of pre-World Cup friendlies.

Under the direction of Tite’s intellectual coaching style, Brazil has turned around from their former humiliation; they have only lost one game since Tite took over in 2016. After giving up seven goals to Germany in the 2014 semis, Tite has reorganized Brazil’s defense, relying heavily on Destroyer Casemiro.

After Thiago Silva’s accumulated yellow cards led to his suspension in 2014, there may be some concerns that temperament could get in the way, especially considering the longing for revenge against Germany. However, Tite has the Samba Boys playing a clean and refined game. Poor coaching has also been a concern for Brazil in the past, but Tite’s pragmatic and patient coaching has put these fears to rest.

Brazil is a country that notoriously lives and dies by their soccer team. Even homeless men can be seen sporting Brazil soccer regalia on game days. Brazil views itself as the mavens of soccer and their dedication to the game is an important part of national identity. The 2014 loss on home soil was a crushing blow to the entire nation. Although the national team won 2016 Olympic Gold in men’s soccer, they need a World Cup victory this year to leave the scars of 2014 behind. And with economic and political turmoil spiraling out of control in Brazil, they badly need the win.

Germany

Defending champions Germany are the second favorite, but after losing key players to retirement they may be between golden generations. Nonetheless, their team is still loaded with talent. Unlike more erratic Brazil, Germany is always well coached, organized, and disciplined, true to their Teutonic roots. Unsurprisingly, Germany has reached the semis every time in the past four World Cups.

However, after losing Philipp Lahm and other more experienced players to retirement, they’re going to need younger players to step up in leadership positions. But many consider Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger irreplaceable players and team leaders.

Coach Jogi Low is a World Cup veteran, having led the 2014 team to victory. As such, no one expects the German team to be rattled or unprepared for victory. Under Low, this team will be disciplined, well prepared, and calculating.

While Brazil is the leading champion for most World Cup victories, Germany is catching up with four wins under their belt. A German win would mean a tie with Brazil, a further blow to Brazilian identity.

Although the German national team is not as stellar as they have been in the past, they are definitely going to be a factor. Most FIFA World Cup 2018 predictions have German sitting in the first or second position. Brazil is going to need to be prepared to combat Germany’s European playing style in order to cinch the much needed victory.

Image Source: FIFA.com (screenshot)

Spain

Spain who were considered by many to be perennial underachievers finally proved themselves, taking home the trophy in 2010. After coming up short again in 2014, Spain was looked to be one of the favorites in many FIFA World Cup 2018 Predictions. After firing their coach, Julen Lopetegui, on the eve of the World Cup, soccer experts are now questioning Spain’s chances. The firing of Coach Lopetegui has raised some questions. Spain claims they did so because he negotiated a new contract to coach Real Madrid without consulting the federation.

France

France probably has the most talented roster this side of Brazil. They’re loaded from front to back with stars such as Griezmann, Mbappe, and Pogba. Didier Deschamps’ side certainly has to be considered one of the favorites. However, the 1998 Cup winners, also have a reputation for underachievement. Coming into this World Cup, they look as well prepared and organized as ever.

Belgium

Belgium hasn’t been getting a lot of hype, but like France, they present an extremely talented roster, suggesting there might be an upset in the making. Although talented, having never one the Cup, this European team is often overlooked. Stars Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, and Romelu Lukaku have led to this team being termed the “Golden Generation.” Led by Spanish coach Roberto Martinez, the Battleground of Europe has to be considered as a team that could eliminate one of the favorites.

Belgium faces England, Tunisia, and Panama in their group, so they should have no trouble advancing to the knockout round. However, they would need to get past Brazil and Germany to reach the finals.

Argentina

Argentina hasn’t won the World Cup in decades and Brazilians will tell you they cheated in ‘78 and ‘86. Led by international superstar Lionel Messi, Brazil’s arch nemesis shouldn’t be completely forgotten. Argentina’s roster is definitely not as talented as Brazil, relying far to heavily on Messi and showing defensive weak spots.

Argentina was meant to play Israel last Saturday, when threats were lodged against Messi, forcing a cancellation of the friendly match and reminding Argentinians how much of their hopes are pegged on one player. The team was eventually flown out of Israel on the Rolling Stone’s private jet.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Predictions: Finals

Brazil will face Germany again in the semis, stirring up old resentments and insecurities. Brazil is easily the better team, assuming follow Tite’s exceptional leadership and maintain their composure, they should have no problem advancing to the finals and eventually taking home the Cup. Because of the chaos surrounding Spain, Spain shouldn’t be expected to advance to the finals. A dream final for South Americans would be to see Argentina and Brazil facing off in the championship game. As far as who would win, it’s a no brainer.