Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

Police say five people survived the crash but the rest of those on board died.

The chartered aircraft, flying from Brazil via Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense team.

The team was due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico National.

The first leg of the final of the cup, South America’s second most important club competition, was scheduled for Wednesday, but has now been suspended.

The match was seen as the biggest in the history of the relatively small club, which entered Brazil’s top division for the first time in 2014.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said it was suspending “all activities”.

Chapecoense issued a brief statement saying: “May God be with our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests travelling with our delegation.”

It said it would refrain from any further statements until it had assessed the extent of the crash.

Later the team’s vice-president, Ivan Tozzo, told cable channel SporTV: “There are a lot of people crying in our city. We could never imagine this. Chapecoense is the biggest reason for joy here.”

One of the survivors was confirmed as Chapecoense defender Alan Ruschel.

Reports suggest that at least two other footballers – goalkeepers Jackson Follman and Marcos Danilo – may have survived.

Originally six survivors were reported, but police later said one of those rescued had died.



6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan

Japan has raised the tsunami warnings issued later to a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit its eastern coast. The earthquake struck near Fukushima at about 06:00 local time 21st November, prompting initial warnings of 3m (9.8ft) high waves. However, the waves that hit the coast were much lighter.

Thousands of locals were directed to evacuate the area and minor injuries were reported. In 2011, an earthquake and tsunami struck the area killing 18,000 people. It was one of the most powerful to be recorded ever, also it caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, where a massive clean-up operation is still going on.

The US Geological Survey originally put the magnitude at 7.3 but later downgraded this to 6.9, lower than the number given by the Japanese authorities. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that no tsunami damage is expected, though there may be small changes to the sea level. According to JMA, the latest tremor was an aftershock of the 2011 quake and depth of quake was estimated to be 30km (18.6 miles) on Monday. Japan Times said that the area was still generating at least an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude or more each year.

Strong tremors could be felt as far away as the capital, 100 miles south of Fukushima prefecture. Buildings in the capital shook for at least 30 seconds. The BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo says thousands of people have followed evacuation warnings and headed for higher ground.

Ships could be seen moving away from harbours in Fukushima prefecture and car manufacturer Nissan suspended work at its Fukushima engine factory.




5 Ways How Canada Will Be Impacted By Trump

Canada and America’s years of harmonious relations might be in jeopardy as with the election of Donald Trump as the President of States. Canadians are stressed over how Trump’s campaign guarantees could resonate north of the border. Here are the key issues we need to consider:


Donald Trump made U.S. trade plans a key issue in his campaign, and this issue could have the high impact on Canada after he becomes active president. The president-elect campaigned on a vow to force Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, to give advantages to U.S. organizations.

Climate Change:

Hard-won advance in the battle against climate change will be drastically moved back if Trump adheres to his statement. Trump promised to back America out of the 2015 Paris arrangement, a historic worldwide climate treaty for controlling emanations and restricting worldwide temperature increments.


Worldwide financial markets and stocks jerked early Wednesday on news that Trump had emerged as the winner. In any case, Trump’s long haul plan to support the U.S. economy — making 25 million employments and prodding development through tax breaks and infrastructure spending — could support Canada’s financial fortunes, as well, if the president-elect can get it going, said Craig Alexander, senior VP and chief economist at the Conference Board of Canada.


Trump pledges to construct a divider on the U.S.- Mexico border however dismisses a divider on the border with Canada as too long, excessively costly, and needless. However it’s unclear as of now if Trump administration will respect deals to guarantee a thinner and smoother border to the north.

Outside Policy:

Canada is re-drawing in with the United Nations on climate change, Syrian refugees and peace operations, right after Trump has flagged America is digging in to look after itself. Trump guaranteed to stem not only Mexican immigration but even to restrict Muslims from entering the U.S. He called Syrian refugees “Trojan horse” debilitating public safety America’s “quality of life.”

Why Trump Won?

Donald Trump built gave a supreme fight to the Republican primary opponents. Some like Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and even Chris Christie chuck up the sponge. The holdouts, like Jeb Bush and Ohio Governor John Kasich, are now on the outside of their party looking in.

Furthermore, for whatever is left for party insiders, from House Speaker Paul Ryan on down? Trump didn’t require their help – and, truth be told, may have won since he was eager to stand firm against them.

Mr Trump’s pox-on-them-all disposition has probably demonstrated his autonomy and outsider status when a great part of the American open censured Washington (despite the fact that it was insufficient to keep them from re-electing most congressional occupants running for re-election).

It was a state of mind some other national politicians noticed – Democrat Bernie Sanders, for example, and also Mr. Cruz. Nobody, be that as it may, caught it more than Trump, and it won him the White House.  Mr. Trump ran the most eccentric of political crusades, however it turned out he knew the best than the rest. He spent more on hats than on surveyors. He made trip to states like Wisconsin and Michigan that intellectuals said were out of reach.

He held amazing rallies as opposed to concentrating on door knocking and get-out-the-vote operations.

He had an incoherent, at times disordered national political convention that was topped by an acknowledgment speech which was more doom-and-gloom in US political history. He was incomprehensibly outspent by the Clinton campaign, as he was amid the Republican primaries. He turned consensus knowledge about how to win the presidency on its head.

These choices – and some more – were completely mocked in “educated” circles. At last, be that as it may, they worked. Donald Trump, his partners, friends and family will get to say that bottom line that too from the White House.

The U.S Election Day

image_voting (1).jpgElection Day for America is finally here. The two main competitors are Donald Trump from Republican Party and Hillary Clinton from Democratic Party.

If we need to select one who is most seasoned, it has to be Clinton. She is far more experienced in modern era being the senator, secretary of State and former first lady. If she wins, she will be the first lady to rule the White House, breaking what is being called as the highest glass ceiling. She is being considered by Americans as unreliable as she is unable to explain questions of financial impropriety and scandals pertaining to emails from her tenure at the State Department. However there hasn’t been any evidence of her misconduct on her part.

If we are to put light on Donald Trump, he is by far the least experienced candidate, who never even held elected office. Trump made it to the limelight by making it big on TV, where the real estate billionaire got his own reality TV show. Trump has also disclosed some information on his financials, putting media in a situation to ponder upon; is he actually a billionaire, if he has paid taxes for the last 18 years and also what is his business reach to countries abroad, including Russia. His overbearing remarks and his caught on tape bragging about sexual assault have toppled political norms and would have disqualified any other candidate in any other election. But for voters and the media alike, policy has taken a backseat to personality in the 2016 election.

For voters, emotions have run high on both sides. Drinks are being poured, and a sense of exhaustion is pervasive. Yet the drama may not end this evening; quadrennial promises by followers of the losing candidate to leave the country have been joined by scarier threats of violence by Trump supporters, should he lose. Quartz will be live blogging stories, photos, breaking news, and other vital information right here, through the acceptance and concession speeches.


The Three Presidential Debates: Quick Review

US Presidential elections of 2016 will be held on November 8, 2016. People are anticipating for who will be the next US President. The head of the state of most powerful nation.  Currently running for President is Donald J. Trump who officially accepted the nomination of Republican Party on 22nd July. Hillary Clinton is the second candidate who was officially nominated at the Democratic Convention on 26th July.

First Debate:

The candidates shared the stage on the first time in September for 97 minutes. Both the parties landed massive blows on each other, Hillary accused Trump of being a misogynist, manipulative and over charging the contractors. In return, Donald Trump also accused her on her leaked emails, trade deals and stagnant career growth. Hillary was however able to regain her momentum as opposed to Mr. Trump.

Second Debate:

Nasty allegations and character assassination describes this debate. From exposing a video of 2005 with Trump’s lewd comments about women to Hillary’s defending a rapist. This presidential debate was worst. Donald quivered Hillary on sexual indecency of Bill Clinton. He also exposed that she used personal email address during her state of secretary which should have landed her in the jail.

Third Debate:

The highlights of the debate included WikiLeaks, Trump’s relation with Russia, sexual harassment, campaign stooges and unacceptance of election results. Donald Trump was the weaker one in the debate.

Both the participants are aggressive for the votes and the presidential campaign is on full swing. Over the months, a heap of controversies have generate sparks regarding Mr. Trump. Apart from being a racist and womanizer, his bag is full of dirty deeds. Mrs. Clinton, though not everyone’s favorite, still has high chances of winning.


Nobel Peace Prize

The Colombian President was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end 52 years of conflict of the longest-running war in the Americas, which was just five days after Colombians rejected the agreement with a rebel group in an appalling referendum result.

Santos had been an early favorite to win the prize, however, a referendum on a landmark peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC, was narrowly defeated in a referendum last weekend.

The peace agreement was thrown into doubt by the referendum result on Sunday, which analysts said reflected a widespread belief that the FARC was getting too much praise and too easy terms for its willingness to put down its arms after decades of violence.

“Striking a balance between the need for national reconciliation and ensuring justice for the victims will be a particularly difficult challenge. There are no simple answers to how this should be accomplished,” said the statement. “The referendum was not a vote for or against peace,” it said. “What the ‘No’ side rejected was not the desire for peace, but a specific peace agreement.”

Despite the setback, the Norwegian Nobel Committee recognized Mr. Santos “for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end.”

In announcing the award, Kaci Kullmann Five, the chairwoman of the committee said, “The committee hopes that the peace prize will give him strength to succeed in this demanding task,” she said. “Further, it is the committee’s hope that in the years to come, the Colombian people will reap the fruits of the reconciliation process.” Then she continued “are strong reasons to put a light on the president himself,” and that “his role as president” and “the keeper of the process” had been instrumental is securing a deal.

A record 376 candidates were nominated for this year’s award. Last year’s peace prize went to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet for its efforts to build a pluralistic democracy.