Yemen Calls for UN Meeting on Aging Oil-Storage Facility
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Yemen urged the United Nations Security Council to hold a special session to discuss an aging oil tanker that risks leaking and causing an environmental disaster.
The condition of the Safer Oil floating oil-storage and offloading vessel in the Red Sea is deteriorating and requires urgent inspection, Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hadhrami said, according to the government-controlled Saba news agency. The facility is situated in the Red Sea off the coast of Hodiedah province, a rebel Houthi-controlled area of the country.
Al-Hadhrami urged the Security Council to take all necessary steps to force the rebels to allow an international technical team to gain access to the facility and carry out an inspection.
READ: Rebels Try to Avert Oil Spill From Tanker Trapped by Yemen War
Donald Trump Is Now ‘America’s Number One Traitor,’ Says Veterans Group
Donald Trump has taken over from Benedict Arnold as “America’s number one traitor,” according to a group of veterans seeking to vote the president out of office this November.
“No one has betrayed those in uniform like Donald Trump,” said the voiceover in the latest ad released by the VoteVets organization on Friday.
The 65-second spot references Trump’s siding with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and his dismissal of reports that U.S. officials knew Russia allegedly paid Taliban members to kill American troops.
“This July Fourth, Benedict Arnold can step aside, because Benedict Donald is America’s number one traitor,” the voiceover concluded.
The #BenedictDonald and #TRE45ON hashtags trended on Twitter as the ad was seen more than 2 million times in its first 12 hours online.
VoteVets last month tore into Trump over the Russian bounty reports with this scathing video:
It also slammed Trump in May over what it described as “the most inappropriate” Memorial Day comment that a president has ever made:
Tata Motors Draws Up Shortlist for New Jaguar Chief, FT Reports
Tata Motors has drawn up a shortlist of possible candidates to be the next chief executive officer of Jaguar Land Rover, the Financial Timesreported, citing people it didn’t identify.
A decision on who will lead the U.K.’s biggest automaker is expected before the end of July. The shortlist includes one internal candidate and a group of external executives, the FT said.
The current CEO, Ralf Speth, has led the company since 2010 and will step down in September.
Coronavirus: What you need to know as Saskatchewan moves to final stage of Phase 4
Saskatchewan is rolling out the final stages of Phase 4 of its reopening plan from the coronavirus pandemic.
Indoor pools and rinks, indoor sports and activities and the performing arts can open on July 6.
Mike Pence Calls Donald Trump ‘My Father’ In Facebook Campaign Ad
A campaign ad for President Donald Trump that appeared on Vice President Mike Pence’s social media accounts Friday referred to Trump as “my father.”
In messages posted on Pence’s verified Facebook and Instagram profiles, the vice president urged “EVERY Patriot” to step up and donate money if they want to defeat presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in November.
“I convinced my father to give you another chance, which is why he’s decided to EXTEND your PERSONAL 500%-MATCH OFFER FOR 1 MORE HOUR,” the ad added:
According to a listing on Facebook’s library of political ads, less than $100 was spent on the post that largely targeted voters in Florida and Texas.
It is now “inactive,” per the library.
The Trump campaign paid for the ad.
Twitter users put the description of Trump as “my father” down to a botched copy-and-paste effort, noting how the same wording has been used in messages sent out by the president’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.
But the theory did nothing to stop wits on Twitter from poking fun at the gaffe:
Trump Signs Bill to Extend Small Business Loan Program to Aug. 8
President Donald Trump signed a bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses through Aug. 8.
- NOTE: The House gave final last-minute congressional approval Wednesday to extending the popular program for small businesses, hours after the deadline for applications lapsed with more than $130 billion still available.
- Related:House Clears Extension of Small Business Loan Program to August
Denver police investigate overnight homicide – The Denver Post
Denver police are investigating after a woman was found dead in the 1500 block of North Oneida Street.
Her death is being investigated as a homicide, police said in a tweet early Saturday morning.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) July 4, 2020