Friday June 24, 2016

Today’s quote: “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” -Budda

President: Barack Obama has designated New York City’s Stonewall as the first-ever national monument celebrating LGBTQ rights in the U.S. In the wake of Brexit, President Obama has spoken with PM David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Obama says nothing will change with UK relationships, “We agreed that our economic and financial teams will remain in close contact as we stay focused on ensuring economic growth and financial stability.

Election 2016: In response to Brexit here’s what the President candidates said. Hillary Clinton “We respect the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made… Our first task has to be to makes sure that the economic uncertainty created by these events does not hurt working families here in America.” Donald Trump, who is currently in Scotland, said, “When people pour into the country, and it doesn’t work, whether it’s because of crime or, you know various other things.”

Economy: Dow closes down more than 600 points after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

House of Reps: Several Houses Reps claim they were blocked from visiting Cuba by Cuban officials (visas not approved). House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) planned a trip to “assess aviation security and passenger screening at airports.”The Obama administration announced an agreement with the Cuban government to allow U.S commercial fights to start to operate. Former basketball player Shaquille O’Neal will serve as U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy to Cuba – June 25-28.
U.S.: Massive floods in West Virginia leaves 14 people dead. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (R-WV) declares 44 counties in a state of emergency.

World: David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, has resigned after the UK has voted to leave the European Union. In a 52% vote for Independence, Cameron urged voters to stay in the EU saying it could harm their economy. Today the British Pound hits it lowest since 1985. In case you’re wondering what Brexit refers to- “British exit“.

Science/Tech/Health: Twitter announces a new feature that will allow you to see where tweets are coming from called “Tweeter Location Feeds”. Specific places such as a business, city, festivals and sports stadiums.

Entertainment: Tony Robbins held a motivational seminar in Dallas, TX where more 30 people were encouraged to walk on hot coals to conquer their fears suffered burns and five others were hospitalised.