Independence Day In The United States, 4th July – Huffscoop.com

Independence Day In The United States, 4th July - Huffscoop.com

Independence day is an  American national holiday which celebrates the adoption of the formal declaration of independence on July 4,1776. This landmark document to create the 13 colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and had become independent state.

The declaration came about thanks to Richard Henry Lee of Virginia who proposed its creation. Founding father John Adams advance the idea of a manuscript and led by chief author Thomas Jefferson composed the written draft. The final edited version of the declaration of independence was approved on July 4. In it, One of  the most famous ensues in the English language which underline the believe system of this new country and became a corner stone of american society.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” John F. Kennedy.

Celebrations of american independence day taken place since the adoption of the declaration. Meanwhile the city of Philadelphia first laid the grand celebration for today celebration with fireworks, speeches, music, parade and displays of red, white and blue.Eventually in 1938, the celebration became a paid federal holiday. All traditions continue as well e.g at military bases a fifty guns salute is fired  to commemorate the independence of each of fifty states .

Today independence day is a prominent summer time. Event mark by shows of patriotism, outdoor activities and tributes. There also parade in the morning and fireworks displays at night plus the national anthem and other patriotic songs are also played.

The holiday has become so popular that first week of July is busiest time of the year for travel in the United States as american extend the long weekend to celebrate the birth of america and to pay tribute to the defining moment in american history.

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Kim Kardashian West meets Donald Trump at the White House

Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West a famous TV personality met with the President Trump last week. The agenda for the meeting was to discuss prison reform and ask pardon for a 63 year old Alice Marie Johnson. Alice facing prison over two decades in non violent drug case crime. The meeting was confirmed by the President via twitter that it was a great meeting with Kim today.

Alice was convicted in 1996 in an operation against Cocaine and was sentenced for life in 1997. More than a dozen person were convicted in the operation. Although it was the first offence made by her yet she sentenced for life without parole.

Kim Kardashian took responsibility to discuss the matter with the President Donald Trump. In a meeting with President in White House, she discusses the prison reforms. The TV personality asked him pardon the 63 year old lady as she deserve a second chance. Kim is hopeful for the clemency that she expressed in her tweet.

Mr Trump last week granted pardon to a black heavyweight champion. Over six persons got clemency by the United States President.After the meeting in White House, Alice got clemency by the President and expected to get release this week.

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Chevy Blazer will reportedly beat Ford Bronco to market

Story of the Chevrolet (commonly known as Chevy blazer) begins in 1969. Chevrolet rolled out first K5 blazer to compete with the likes of the Ford Bronco. It’s kind of pickup truck, frame underpinning the blazer fiberglass top installed that could be removed.

Features included air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, heavy duty shocks and springs and an auxiliary battery. Different kind of engines had been installed in four wheel Chevy blazer. Models have been changed with the time passed.

1973 to 1991

From 1973 to 1991, that was second generation of the blazer, k5 blazer. It contained many features like removable convertible top. The early Chevy Blazer 1976 model had capacity for two persons to sleep. It also had a sink, two burners, propane stove, ice box and dinner or tea table. Some versions also contained heaters and refrigerators. Some with additional capacity to accommodate two more people with the bunker.

In 1980 new version of Chevrolet produced for the US military called M1009. As compared to the regular vehicle M1009 designed with special electrical system, front brush got rifle rack and lacked air conditioning.

1983 Chevrolet introduced the smaller and more vulnerable S10 blazer. It was generally known as the baby blazer, didn’t featured with a removable top.

1992 to 1994

Third Generation K5 blazer was introduced in 1992 with a removable roof and a 210 horsepower engine. It was the last model with removable top. A 5.7-liter V8 with 210-horsepower engine was used for the fifth generation K5 blazer.

In 1994 a new 6.5-liter turbocharged diesel V8 engine with 180 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque was introduced to join the series.

1995 to 2005

From 1995 forward the Chevy Blazer SUV would be known as the Yukon with another four-entryway body style and inevitably end of the two-entryway variant.

1995 stamp the profundity of all new age of the overcoat which experienced a slight development spurt with 200 drive motor.

Chevy blazer 2019

General Motors is going to launch a new blazer 2019. It will be a 5 passenger crossover SUV. 18 inch wheels will be used in base level. for sporty cars 20 inch wheels will be used  that can be replaced by 21 inch wheels. It will be offered with two engines with the 2.5, 4 cylinder producing 1934 horse power and 188 Pounds feet of torque serving as the base engine.

The new 2019 Chevrolet will go on sale in early 2019 that will compete for Grand Cherokee and Nissan Murano. An estimated amount price range will be minimum of $30,000. Due to low labor cost, the manufacturing plants of the SUV will be built in Mexico by General Motors. Controversies arouse about the decision to build Autos in Mexico. Trump administration also threatened the importers. Those who will import cars and trucks to United States will be charged with penalties.

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United State Pulling Back From the United Nations Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley will declare on Tuesday that the United States is pulling back from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Trump organization source told Reuters.

The United States is part of the way through a three-year term on the principle U.N. rights body and had since a long time ago debilitated to stop in the event that it was not transformed, denouncing the 47-part Geneva-based collection of being against Israel.

Reuters detailed a week ago that activists and representatives said converses with the United States on changes had neglected to meet Washington’s requests, recommending that the Trump organization would stop.

Washington’s withdrawal would be the most recent U.S. dismissal of multilateral commitment after it hauled out of the Paris atmosphere assention and the Iran atomic arrangement.

The United States is confronting extraordinary feedback for confining youngsters isolated from their foreigner guardians at the U.S.- Mexico outskirt. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein on Monday approached Washington to end its “unconscionable” strategy.

The United States boycotted the Human Rights Council for a long time under President George W. Shrubbery before rejoining under Barack Obama in 2009.

Haley said multi year back that Washington was evaluating its enrollment of the Human Rights Council, and called for change and end of an “unending hostile to Israel predisposition.” The body, set up in 2006, has a perpetual standing motivation thing on speculated infringement conferred by Israel in the involved Palestinian domains that Washington needs evacuated.

The board a month ago voted to test killings in Gaza and blamed Israel for over the top utilization of power. The United States and Australia cast the main “no” votes. Israel’s representative in Geneva reprimanded the chamber for “spreading lies against Israel.”

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Tony Awards 2018

The Tony Award 2018 ceremony is going to be held on June 10,2018. To recognize achievements in Broadway Production, award is given for the contribution and great performances . The 72nd award will be held at Radio City Hall in New York.

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theater, commonly known as the Tony Award. American Theater Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City presents  awards. The award recognizes excellence in live Broadway theater.

The biggest night will be celebrated on June 10 in Broadway. “Sponge Bob” “Mean Girls” and “Frozen” among the favorites to win awards for the most favorite performances. The night is going to honor the great musics and plays. Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles the music stars, will host the event.

Tony Award 2018

Hamilton (2016) with 16 awards at top of the list. The Producers, the New Mel Brooks musical (2001) and Billy Elliot, The Musical (2009) with 15 each at number 2nd. The Producers is the most-winning show, triumphing in 12 categories including Best Musical. Audra McDonald is the most successful actress who won 21 awards as a performer.

Performances

The following shows and performers are expected to perform on the award ceremony telecast:

  • Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • The Band’s Visit
  • Carousel
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Frozen
  • Mean Girls
  • My Fair Lady
  • Once on This Island
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Following are the key nominations for the awards in 2018.

Nominees:

Best play:

  • The Children
  • Farinelli and The King
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Junk
  • Latin History for Morons
  • est musical
  • The Band’s Visit
  • Frozen
  • Mean Girls
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best revival of a play:

  • Angels in America
  • Three Tall Women
  • The Iceman Cometh
  • Lobby Hero
  • Travesties

Best revival of a musical:

  • My Fair Lady
  • Once On This Island
  • Carousel

Best actor in a play:

  • Andrew Garfield, “Angels in America”
  • Tom Hollander, “Travesties”
  • Jamie Parker, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
  • Mark Rylance, “Farinelli and The King”
  • Denzel Washington, “The Iceman Cometh”

Best actress in a play:

  • Glenda Jackson, “Three Tall Women”
  • Condola Rashad, “Saint Joan”
  • Lauren Ridloff, “Children of a Lesser God”
  • Amy Schumer, “Meteor Shower”

Best actor in a musical:

  • Harry Hadden-Paton, “My Fair Lady”
  • Joshua Henry, “Carousel”
  • Tony Shalhoub, “The Band’s Visit”
  • Ethan Slater, “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”

Best actress in a musical:

  • Lauren Ambrose, “My Fair Lady”
  • Hailey Kilgore, “Once On This Island”
  • LaChanze, “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”
  • Katrina Lenk, “The Band’s Visit”
  • Taylor Louderman, “Mean Girls”
  • Jessie Mueller, “Carousel”

Best direction of a play:

  • Marianne Elliott, “Angels in America”
  • Joe Mantello, “Three Tall Women”
  • Patrick Marber, “Travesties”
  • John Tiffany, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
  • George C. Wolfe, “The Iceman Cometh”

Best direction of a musical:

  • Michael Arden, “Once On This Island”
  • David Cromer, “The Band’s Visit”
  • Tina Landau, “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”
  • Casey Nicholaw, “Mean Girls”
  • Bartlett Sher, “My Fair Lady”

Best book of a musical:

  • The Band’s Visit
  • Frozen
  • Mean Girls
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best original score (music and/or lyrics):

  • Angels in America
  • The Band’s Visit
  • Frozen
  • Mean Girls
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster starting from $431. If you are not willing to pay this high amount you can watch them online at  CBS.com. The Tony will also broadcast at CBS at 8:00 pm on Sunday.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia

The 21st FIFA World Cup 2018 is going to be contested by 32 members teams in Russia. FIFA World Cup 2018 is the most prestigious tournament and the most viewed and followed sport event in the world. The estimated audience for the 2006 FIFA World Cup was 26.29 billion that is more than of Olympic Games.

The biding process to host 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018 began in January 2009. Initial bid was submitted by 9 countries Indonesia, Russia, Spain, England, Belgium and Mexico as member countries and Japan, United States and Australia as non member countries. The Mexico later withdrew the bid and Indonesian bid was rejected due to non governmental support. Later on bids submitted by non member countries were also withdrawn.

22 member FIFA Executive Committee decided to vote for the remaining four countries to host the international event. Russia won the bid by getting highest 9 votes in first round and 13 in the second round. Spain stood at second by getting 7,7 votes in both rounds. Belgium 3rd and England eliminated in second round.

FIFA WOrld Cup 2018

Russia proposed 13 cities and 16 stadiums to host the World Cup event which were later reduced to 10 cities and 12 stadiums. 3 of the 12 stadiums were extremely renovated and the 9 stadiums are newly constructed as per requirement by FIFA. An estimated amount of 11.8 billion has been spent on hosting the evThe teament.

Teams included in groups are listed below:


Group A                     Russia                              Saudi Arabia                       Egypt                              Uruguay


Group B                     Portugal                           Spain                                    Morocco                         IR Iran


Group C                    France                              Australia                              Peru                                Denmark


Group D                    Argentina                         Iceland                                 Croatia                            Nigeria


Group E                     Brazil                                Switzerland                         Costa Rica                      Serbia


Group F                     Germany                          Mexico                                  Sweden                           Korea Republic


Group G                    Belgium                            Panama                                Tunisia                            England


Group H                    Poland                              Senegal                                Colombia                         Japan


 

The official match ball is called “Telstar 18” based on the first Adidas World Cup ball from 1970 introduced on 9 Nov 2017. The official song of the tournament is “Live it up” by  Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi, released on 25 May 2018. Official Music Video of World Cup song was released on 8 June.

Massive budget has been allocated for transport. Two new hotels have been constructed and other accommodation facilities. Special arrangements have been done on airports. FIFA World Cup 2018 logo was released in 2014 by International Space Station. It was inspired by Russia’s rich artistic tradition and its history of bold achievement and innovation, said by Vitaly Mutko (Russian Sports Minister).

The FIFA World Cup been controversial by many other countries on the issues of racism, conflict in Ukraine and the allegations of corruption. England threat to boycott the event but the FIFA continued its decision to host the event in Russia as it won the bid. FBI started investigation on corruption allegations. The tournament also got threats by ISIS that the fans would be bombed via drones.

 

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BROCKHAMPTON: Ameer Vann Has Been Kicked Out Of The Group

BROCKHAMPTON is an American muscical group formed in Texax in 2015 and currently based in  California. Calling themselves “the internet’s first boy band” led by Kevin Abstract. They came up with the first mixtape “All-American Trash” in 2016 and launched their first album “Saturation” in 2017.

BROCKHAMPTON announced that they had signed a new deal under RCA. The genres include Hip Hop, Alternative Hip Hop, R&B and Pop Rap.

The members include Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Merlyn Wood, Joba, Dom McLennon, Bearface, Romil, Hemnani, Jabari Manwa, Kiko Merley, Henock “HK” Sileshi, Ashlan Grey, Robert Ontenient, Jon Nunes and
Ameer Vann.

BROCKHAMPTON announced their 2018 tour to 4 countries with 20 cities including Manchester, Tucson and Glasnevin. Almost 109,584 fans will enjoy the live event.

Later on, many women raised allegations regarding sexual abuse against one of the the members of BROCKHAMPTON. Ameer Vann accused of abusing women sexually and emotionally with having an alongside relations with one of a minor girl. No official statement were issued by the band although BROCKHAMPTON was well aware of the Ameer’s actions.

Now BROCKHAMPTON kicked out the Ameer Vann from the group seeking appologies from their fans as Ameer is not a part of the group any more. They have cancelled thier US tour.

The statement reads”We want to sincerely  appologize to the victims affected by Ameer’s actions. We were lied to, and we’re sorry for not speaking up sooner.

We do not tolerate abuse of any kind. This is not a solution to thier suffering, but we hope this is a step in the right direction.We are going to cancel the remaining dates of our current US tour to go home and regroup”.

BROCKHAMPTON: Ameer Vann Has Been Kicked Out Of The Group

image src: twitter.com/brockhampton

 

On may 2012, a song writer Rhett Rowan who was previously involved in a relationship with raper Ameer Vann told that Vann is emotionally manipulative and mentally abusive. Many other women came out with the same allegations . Another twitter user also shared claims by other women.

Ameer Vann denied the series of allegations on twitter by different women. Rather in a statement he told that ” In response to the claims of sexual and emotional abuse, although my behaviour has been selfish, childish and unkind, I had never criminally harmed anyone or disrespected their boundaries”. He also stated that he never had relations with a minor or violated anybody’s consent.

Kevin Abstract from BROCKHAMPTON addressed  the allegations and told that they are considering to delay the release of their unew album “Puppy” which is going to releaseed in june 2018.

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United States: Trump Cancels Nuclear Summit With Kim Jong Un

North Korea and United States relations are always remained hostile. American support for South Korea always been positive. North Korea increasing its nuclear capabilities threatening South Korea and America with a new test of six nuclear weapons and long-range missiles program. North Korea capable of attacking thousands of miles away target with the missiles is a threat to America. Its ongoing threat to strike United states and South Korea with nuclear weapons and forces.

From George W. Bush to Obama government, there always remained a great tension in relation with North Korea. There are no official diplomatic relations among USA and North Korea rather Sweden is protecting the United States interests in North Korea.

There remained a great support for the South Korea among American people and has increased over times. The negative view among people of United Stats is much higher for  North Korea.

American president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un remained great critics of each other even the exchange of harsh words also took place between them. Later on something unexpected took place when North Korean leader send a green signal for a meeting with United State’s President through diplomatic channels. Secretary level meetings held in North Korea. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled twice to meet with Kim.

The meeting decided to be held at Singapore in June 12 this year. North Korea released three American hostages as a good will that was seriously appreciated by the Washington and the whole world. Also they claimed to completely  destroyed a nuclear site as a positive gesture. Journalist from UK, US, Russia, China, South Korea spent nine hours at the secret place of the site when it was demolished. There was a great explosion that you could hear it or feel it from far away, it was extremely loud. It was taken as a good step towards the “Nuclear Free World”.

United states threats North Korea to terminate its nuclear program as Libyan model otherwise the same results would be faced by Korea. North Korea reacts over the statement by American Vice President calling him “ignorant” and “stupid”.

It was considered a great break through between the two nations and was appreciated as a serious step towards world’s peace. It would be historic meeting if it took place.

The drop scene of the long sensational drama has gone end when trump send a letter to Kim Jong Un to cancel the meeting going to be held in June 12 this year. Letter was sent by the President to the North Korean leader. Trump feels that is not a suitable time of meeting for the both parties. In his letter to Kim Jong un, Trump respond serious threat of nuclear war.

United States: Trump letter to Kim

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Trump Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal: Iran Threat

Trump signed to withdraw from Iran deal, JCPOA (Joint Plan of Action). JCPOA commonly known as Iran Nuclear Deal was signed by the eight powerfull countries of the world including China, United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, European Union and Iran. The purpose of the deal was Nuclear Non-Proliferation.

In 2013 Iran with the other countries signed an interim agreement according to which Iran and the other countries were engaged in negotiations and in 2015, The final agreement was signed according to which final framework for Iran Nuclear Deal was agreed.

According to the deal, Iran will eliminate its stockpiles of medium-enriched uranium, decreases up to 98% of stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and reduce its gas-centrifuges and many other for next 13 years. International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA will have a regular access to all nuclear facilities of Iran.

Trump Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal: Iran Threat

In return Iran will get relief from United States, European Union and United Nations. Also huge economic sanctions will be removed in result Iran got about $100 to $150 billion assets unfrozen.

As a result of nuclear deal, economy of Iran was showing positive growth and the dollar was selling for 3000 rials but after the Iran Nuclear Deal opposed by Trump it showed great decline in economy and one dollar was selling for 7000 rials.

Trump having a strong criticism over the Nuclear Deal saying it was one sided and not serving the national interest of America. Opponents argued Obama was soft toward Iran over issues like Iraq, Syria and human rights. The deal only serves best for Iran’s interests.

Strong allegations by the United States and Israel that by the removal of economic sanctions, Iran is using this money in strengthening their army and intensify Iran’s intervention in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon. Moreover Iran is working on uranium enrichment which is against the agreement signed. Ballistic missile program of Iran is also a threat for the countries like Saudi Arabia and Israel in the region.

Putting these allegations Trump decided to withdraw from the agreement and now in 2018, America put itself out the Iran Nuclear deal. Iran proposed serious effects in case of agreement violations saying America cannot take the world’s decisions by its own. The other countries announced to remain as part of the agreement.

Since the Trump took office, Washington has drifted away more from China, Russia ,Europe and Iran but the four came closer. Europe announce to continue with Iran’s deal while China and Russia also spoke in favor of the deal having criticism over the unilateral withdraw of America from the mutual agreement.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country remains committed to the agreement if the four world’s power assure the same benefits. Diplomatic negotiations has going on with the Chinese, Russians and the Europe and the nuclear agreement can survive with United States. United States move has not been appreciated across the world without a solid backup plan as the withdrawal will create instability in the region.

 

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Promenade: Prom in America, The Prom King, Prom Queen

Promenade commonly known as “Prom” a high school gathering and is celebrated commonly in America. It is hih school union at the end of the year.   Students attend the Prom in couples sometimes individuals. The school organised the event in banquet, halls or in school. Number of students depends upon the school policy. It is the the students event only, teachers and parents are not allowed to attend prom. “Promosal” that is collected from Prom Proposal is officially asking someone to be Prom date.

Promenade can be organised by school or can be private, organised by students their own. A formal dress code is followed by the couples. Boys used to wear black or white formal dresses with tie and the girls wear traditional dresses with jewellery and perfumes. Thousands of dollars have been spent to get the beautiful dress, on makeup and hairstyles. Couples usually match their dresses with each other as boy matches their tie with that of the girl dress.

“The Prom Kings” and ” Prom Queen” are the titles given by Prom Court to the most popular and participating student in the high school activities. Prom Court may includes the senior students. Prom Dance is the must if you are going to attend the Prom. A prom may cost equal to that of a marriage in America.

“Senior Prom” and “Junior Prom”  are the general termed reffered to Proms as if it is only attended by seniors it will be a Senior Prom and if attended by juniors they will be called as Junio Prom, Sometimes attended by both. Adults Prom are attendded by students over 21. Alcoholic beverages served in Adults Proms. Adult Proms might be sex based as some proms allow homosexual dating some may not.

Promenade

Now a days asking celebrities and models as date for Prom is normal. Students who do not found the Prom organised by school attractive, organised their own. It is most common in gay and lesbians who are not willing o attend the Prom as couples of opposite genders.

Post Prom is celebrated by the parents after Promenade. Friends of the student are  invited at the event. Food is served to the guests, sometimes relatives are also invited.

Promenade is organsied throughout the world with different names. In UK and Australia Prom is organised as same in America becuase of the movies effected the culture. While in Islamic countries a dinner is organised or a simple get together. In Africa it is celebrated as “matric dance”  and is much common in students of grade 12. First three hours include food serving and a get together with teachers. Later on there started a real party.

Although many controversies have been arouse but the Prom is yet to be the most attractive event celebrated throughout the world specially in USA.

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