Saturday, July 2, 2016

The state of the race right now:We’re all so grateful to you Naresh,

We’re all so grateful to you
Naresh, yesterday marked the first quarterly deadline since Hillary and Trump became their party’s respective nominees, and here’s what we know:
  • Our team raised $68.5 million for the campaign in June — that’s an AMAZING accomplishment, and a huge portion of it came from online supporters like you.
  • Because of you, we’re moving forward with opening dozens of new field offices and hiring hundreds of new organizers in key states this summer.
  • More than 1.5 million grassroots donors have stepped up to say you’re committed to stopping Donald Trump — and to breaking the highest glass ceiling in America.
We’re all so grateful to you, Naresh — no one more so than Hillary. But while we celebrate our accomplishment, we also need to be clear (but not overconfident) about what we’re up against in this election.
Donald Trump’s campaign hasn’t yet announced how much money they raised in June, but Trump said earlier this week that if they come up short, he’ll simply write himself a check to make up the difference.
If he follows through with that, it could change this election. Naresh, we can’t rest on our laurels and assume we have this in the bag. I know a lot of people have a hard time picturing Donald Trump making decisions in the Oval Office. But it could happen. We have to take that seriously, Naresh. Just look at the polls: We’re only up by one point in Colorado. We’re tied in Ohio. In North Carolina, Trump is up by two.
So we’re going to keep working our tails off, and we’re not taking anything for granted. In the primary, we fought for every delegate, and we won. In the general, we’re going to fight for every vote — and we’re going to win again. That’s why this team is so critical: Every time you volunteer for an hourchip in $1, or help get the word out on Facebook or Twitter, you’re doing the work that will win this election.
We have to win, Naresh. This is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. Our core American values like equality, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech are under attack — if we lose, we could slide back into something really scary.
I firmly believe that in moments like these, when a real threat comes, you don’t stay silent. You stand up and you fight for what you believe in. That’s what this team is doing, Naresh. And 20 or even 50 years from now, you’re going to be able to tell your children and grandchildren that in the face of bigotry and hatred, you stood up for tolerance and understanding, for love and kindness, for the future of our country and our world.
That’s no small thing, and I don’t take it lightly — neither does Hillary. Thank you so much for being part of this team. The world is counting on us to succeed, and with you in the fight, I know we will.Forward,
Robby Mook
Campaign Manager
Hillary for America

Thai navy seeks approval to buy submarines in 65 years

Thailand’s navy will seek Cabinet approval to purchase its first submarines in 65 years, the country’s defense minister said Friday. Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also deputy prime minister, said the submarines will cost $1 billion in total, with payments to be made over 10 years. He said the first of the Chinese-made Yuan class S26T submarines will be purchased out of the 2017 budget. The navy has been seeking to buy submarines for almost a decade, having decommissioned its last subs in 1951.

Gunmen holding hostages at Dhaka Restaurent

 expresses grief over death of Indian girl  
Gunmen holding hostages at Dhaka Restaurant namely the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka late on Friday before troops entered almost 12 hours later.Those who could cite Quran were spared’.. Terrorists have no religion and Islamic terrorism is a myth
Attackers are with guns attacked Bakery Cafe in the building.Six to eight gun men’s are holding hostages. No demands from extremist and gunfire is being heard and reports awaited of restaurant building siege.. Hundred of commandos deployed in operation to flush out the Islamic state extremist nearly 8 to 10 militants battling, assaulted and captivated thirty person in restaurant in diplomatic area in a posh locality.
The operation continued for 12 hrs beginning 8.35 PM Friday night and lasted 8.30am Saturday . The radicals captivated nearly thirty person out of which 12 are rescued on Saturday  Morning . The unofficial reports claim five extremist killed two unaccounted and one captured. Thus the gun battles drawn between the IS extremist and Dhaka Rapid action police has ended as per media reports .
Unofficial reports that dozen of people hostages of various national are killed and 10 – 12 hostage rescued .Bangladesh official spokesperson still need to brief the media and give the exact picture to developing story.
Late reports from BBC,   Twenty people, all of them foreigners, were killed during an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a cafe in Bangladesh, the army says.Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi confirmed Italians were killed.He offered condolences to the victims’ families and, referring to the attackers, said: “Our values are stronger than hatred and terror.”Italian news agency Ansa said up to 10 Italians may be unaccounted for. The Italian press said many of those dining at the cafe worked in the garment industry.
In other developments:
  • India’s foreign minister said one Indian national was among the dead
  • Bangladesh Army Brig Gen Naim Asraf Chowdhury said the victims had been “brutally” attacked with sharp weapons
  • Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda said seven other Japanese nationals were in the cafe, but that the government had not yet been able to contact them
  • Gen Chowdhury said 13 people were rescued, including one Japanese national and two Sri Lankans
The siege began as diners were gathering to break their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
“It was an extremely heinous act,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in a televised statement. “What kind of Muslims are these people? They don’t have any religion.
“My government is determined to root out terrorism and militancy from Bangladesh.”
media agencies

Australians head to polls in federal elections

Australians are heading to the polls to vote in federal elections to determine all 226 members of the Australian parliament. Some 15.6 million people are scheduled to vote from 8:00 a.m. (2200 GMT Friday). The polls will close at 6:00 p.m. (0800 GMT) Sydney time. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is trying to boost his power after ousting his predecessor, Tony Abbott, in September 2015. Turnbull called the elections a time “of great opportunity for Australians, but also a time of risk and uncertainty and headwinds – unexpected headwinds perhaps, like Brexit.”

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