Syria’s President: Western Leaders Are To Blame for Crisis in Refugee

With the increasing problem of the refugees in Europe which are mostly from Syria, the president of the country expressed his sentiments and blamed the Western nations. He told media that the countries in the West supported opposition groups in Syria’s civil war.

In an interview with the news organizations of Russia, President Bashar al-Assad said that if the western nations are worried about the people in his country, they should stop supporting the terrorists. This is what the Syrian government thinks of the whole crisis. The president pressed on that this is the core issue of the crisis with refugees.

Refugee crisis in Europe

Europe is currently struggling to deal with the increasing number of migrants arriving illegally at the borders of European countries. Many of these refugees have been fleeing the conflict in Syria with militant groups which have claimed the lives of at least 220,000 people.

The leaders of the western nations have criticized the government of al-Assad for being incompetent in presiding over the violence in his country. The violence in his country helped spawn the influx of ISIS militant group in the country which drove at least four million of Syrian civilians to seek refuge to other lands. But instead of thanking the European nations for taking in the refugees, he also blamed the European countries.

The president of Syria said that Europe should also take the blame since they supported terrorism.

Double standards among European nations

In the press conference held, it was not explicitly stated by the president what he was referring to when he said that Europe took part in terroristic acts. Two years ago, the European Union ended the arms embargo with rebel groups that were fighting the government of Syria. The United States on the other hand has offered support to some Syrian rebels who were willing to fight against ISIS.

The president of Syria said in the interview that how can people from across the globe feel sad for the death of a child in the sea and not feel any remorse for the deaths of thousands of children who have been killed by rebel groups in Syria.


The Challenges Faced By Rehabilitation Centers

The increasing number of individuals that are addicted to drugs has forced the government to take stringent measures to treat 200,000 addicts and lift the moratorium on capital punishment. However, the government also faces several challenges with poorly equipped and understaffed rehabilitation centers.

According to the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) Indonesia, the government must undertake significant improvements in its rehabilitation programs because the number of drug users is expected to increase from the present 4 million users to about 4.7 million by 2020. Drug addiction is a very serious problem in Indonesia that is why the government has undertaken harsh measures like the death penalty.

On the other hand, laws require that drug addicts must be treated as victims who are entitled to social and medical rehabilitation. Rehabilitation centers face serious problems with the inadequacy of facilities and human resources. With fewer than 80 psychiatrists, the government can only manage to treat about 25,000 drug users every year. In 2015, the government planned for the rehabilitation of 100,000 drug users but BNN was only able to accommodate about 42,000.

There are 578 registered rehabilitation centers with 18 run by the government. There is no standardized treatment because each center employs its own methods and techniques. One example is a rehab center in Purbalingga, Central Java that makes use of “boil therapy.” A patient is placed on the pot containing different herbs which is warmed on a stove for 30 minutes. The method can be considered as odd but according to claims it is successful in treating drug users.

In BNN’s rehab center in Lido, West Java, patients are placed in isolation for medical treatment after which they undergo therapy in preparation for life outside of the rehab facility. BNN’s goal is to standardize rehabilitation programs to ensure an increased rate of success.

The world’s finest rehabilitation program can be found in Passages Malibu that focuses on one-on-one therapy. Unlike other programs where drug addiction is considered a disease, Passage Malibu locates the reason behind the drug addiction before treatment is provided. Treatment is customized to ensure the best one-on-one care possible.


When Should You Book Your Flight For The Christmas Getaway?

It is still August, but it is the best time of the year to plan and prepare for the Christmas getaway. According to research made by Scanner in Australia, it is best to book your flight this week or the next to enjoy the best deals. December is the most expensive time of the year for travel so that it is suggested to book your flight 17 weeks in advance of the holidays.

Seventeen weeks from today and the school holidays will be begin in some schools meaning those who are planning to leave Australia for the holidays will only have a few weeks to book their flight to take advantage of discounts. If you are planning to spend the holiday in another part of the world, today is the perfect time to start doing your research for advance bookings. According to Bessie Hassan of PR Australia, at least 5% to 25% can be saved from the original price of a plane ticket.

Generally, advance booking will help you save some money but seventeen to nineteen weeks before the school holiday is where you will save the most because many people are still dilly dallying with their plans for the holidays. However, if your plans for the holiday break are to simply spend them interstate, you still have more time to book your flight since the best deals are usually offered five to eleven weeks before the departure date.

Based on an analysis of Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair and Virgin Australia flights, Tuesdays and Thursdays are considered as the cheapest day to fly on the domestic carriers particularly the early morning, late night or lunch time flights. It goes without saying that you have to pay more for your flight on weekends especially Friday night. If it is absolutely necessary to fly on a weekend, do so during Saturday lunch time.

Speaking of Christmas, some retailers have started to offer Women’s Christmas sweaters because some consumers may want to start their holiday shopping early to enjoy cheaper prices. Prices of products particularly those associated with Christmas tend to go up when the holiday season is just a few weeks away. Shop now and enjoy the best deals.


Weird Costumes Worn By Harley Quinn For Suicide Squad

During the time when the casts of the Suicide Squad are still unknown, many are already waiting for the announcement. When it was confirmed that Margot Robbie will be playing the role of Harley Quinn, a lot of the fans rejoiced over the news. The enthusiasm that was shown by the fans has resulted to hundreds of images online that were edited using software such as Photoshop. Each of these photos contains images of Robbie in different costumes. There are those that edited her to be wearing the jester suit while there are those that adapted the look from the Arkham Asylum. Due to those sample photos, many were excited to see the actual costumes on the film but the preview left them quite disappointed.

The only positive thing about it is that Margot Robbie’s aura is enough to make the costume look good. The color schemes used are perfect while the accessories she used are very much like the ones seen in the comic books. Overall, she has a stellar look. Though the fans have already accepted her look and the costume, they are still dreaming about what could be better alternative for Harley Quinn’s costume.

The fans received some good news then because the Comic-Con issue from the Entertainment Weekly published an article following an interview with the costume designer of the Suicide Squad movie, Kate Hawley. They were able to talk about the potential look of the character as well the themes that inspired the final costume used on the film.

According to a report published by Batman-News after having read the Comic-Con issue, Hawley revealed that her inspiration for the costumes of Harley were influenced by Mexican drug cartels posted on Instagram. She also took inspiration from various rock and roll legends such as Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and Courtney Love. The movie costumes of Joker played by Jared Leto also took inspiration from the drug lords showcased on Instagram. Hawley also revealed that she wanted the sex appeal of Harley to work on its own and not to center her outfit based on what will make Joker happy.


Is Bitcoin Mining Still Profitable After The Halving?

If you are into bitcoin mining, do not be surprised if the output suddenly fell through the roof. According to Reuters, the code that was built into the virtual currency system has cut the mining reward into half last July 9. Previously, 25 bitcoins can be mined every 10 minutes but it has been halved to 12.5 in an attempt to curb inflation from the growing number of miners with their extra fast computers.

The halving has serious consequences for dedicated miners because you have to work double to get the same amount of virtual money. Bitcoin miners whose operations are not efficient enough may have to restructure to avoid closing shop. One example is KnCMiner that declared bankruptcy last May after giving warning of impending profit loss. Bitcoin miners who are most likely to survive are those that can keep their costs down to the minimum through low-power computers and minimal staffing.

The bitcoin mining industry must have anticipated the halving considering that the rulebook says that halving will occur every four years. Since the halving schedule occurs like clockwork, users know that rewards will be cut by half. Another halving is set to occur on 2020 and perhaps the bitcoin mining industry will be better prepared so that they can still make money from the transactions.

What is bitcoin cloud mining?

Bitcoin cloud mining means you can share the processing power from data centers located in remote areas. You do not actually need a home computer for mining but it can be important for communications. There are different types of remote bitcoin mining that includes hosted mining, virtual hosted mining and leased hashing power. In hosted mining, you lease a mining computer that is hosted by a provider while in virtual hosted mining; you create a virtual private server and install your own mining software. The most popular method of bitcoin cloud mining is by leasing a certain amount of hashing power without the need for your own computer and specialized software. Since you won’t be paying for electricity, you can consider the monthly lease as an expense to determine whether it is worth the efforts to mine bitcoins.


Owning Bitcoins Is Easy! Here’s How

Before you start thinking about owning your own bitcoins, what you should do first is understand what Bitcoin is all about. Bitcoin is a digital currency that is independent from a central authority. It doesn’t need third party brokers like banking institutions or the government and as such are not controlled by them. Instead, they are created and controlled electronically by complex algorithms. Bitcoins are created by a process called mining which uses software program that is able to solve complex mathematical equations or problems.

For the few years that Bitcoin has existed, it has definitely grown into a powerful online currency that could potentially revolutionize the way people spend their money. From a value of only about a few cents five years ago, Bitcoin is now valued at $645.

One of the most notable traits of bitcoin is its decentralization. Bitcoin is decentralized, meaning it isn’t controlled or regulated by the government and as such, it enjoys a lot of liberties. It is also with these liberties that you should pay caution. Because of its decentralization, it is less likely to experience inflation. Unlike with centralized currencies where the government can always print out more, Bitcoin has a set of limit of 21 million bitcoins which means that there wouldn’t be any more bitcoins in circulation above that number. Inflation is often caused by the government’s printing more money which reduces the value of the currency along with the purchasing power of the people.

To acquire bitcoins, you can either purchase them from exchanges or mine them yourself if you have the means to do so. But before you do that, you must first have a bitcoin wallet which is basically an electronic wallet where you can store and send your bitcoins.

Buying from an exchange is the most common way of getting bitcoins. To buy from an exchange, you must choose one that trades in your currency. Afterwards, you need to register and then start trading. Note that you can also buy portions of Bitcoins rather than a whole bitcoin because they tend to be expensive.

To mine bitcoins, you would need to acquire bitcoin mining software which can easily be bought online.


World’s Best Awards On Airlines That Enhance Their Passenger’s Experience

Some airlines stand out from all the others that are transporting people through the skies. These are airlines that offer more than just decent seat and free meals to their passengers. Every year, Travel & Leisure holds the World’s Best Awards survey so that readers can share experiences on the top hotels they have stayed in, the best resorts in different parts of the world, the best island cruise lines, the best spas that managed to reduce their aches and pains and the best airline that are plying the skies.

The following factors were used by readers to rate international airlines – cabin comfort, in-flight service, customer service and the overall value of the experience. Some carriers have managed to take the lead from their competitors because they have made efforts to enhance their passenger’s experience. Instead of merely reviving the golden age of air travel, they have surpassed the expectations of their passengers.

According to Travel & Leisure reader Anne Star she felt like royalty on the Emirates. The Dubai-based airline certainly deserved the 2nd position on the World’s Best Awards because of its chauffeur service to and fro the flight, the upscale airport lounges and the synchronized flight attendants who made sure they wore matching lipsticks.

The third place in the world’s awards went to international airline Qatar Airways that allows its passengers to choose from a list of fine wines that will please their palette. The airline employs the services of an experienced sommelier to ensure that each wine is rich and ripe enough to please the travelers.

Singapore Airlines has always been the number one on the World’s Best Awards because every passenger is treated as a top-tier flier. One of its services allows passengers to choose a main course from a lengthy menu before they board the plane. There is no exception because even those on the economy class enjoy a good experience.

In order to enhance the comfort and convenience of air travel, a good option will be to book an airport chauffeur prior to the flight. This will save you from the hassle of calling a taxi at the terminal to take you to your destination.


Motorcycle Business In Mitchell Continues To Grow

Klock and the staff of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, a brand recognized all over the globe and with sales continues to increase, people would think that the company will not work in other parts of the country.

According to Klock, there are various people that have already suggested for him to move to Texas, California and many other places. There are also those asking him for a merger to do some projects. He admitted that his answer was always the same and that is he is going to reach for his dream right from where he is right now.

Klock is a native of Emery and he founded the business back in 1997 together with his partner John Patton. Their first employee was Dan Cheeseman and he was a witness to how the business has grown. In a recent report, the company is expanding into their adopted home Mitchell and they are planning to build additional warehouses amounting to $600,000. This is in an effort to increase its distribution of their motorcycle parts.

The company is now almost to its 20 years of operation and Klock revealed that Mitchell is the best match for their growing business. It was developed at the time Internet was at its booming stage and because of this, Klock Werks was able to promote all his motorcycle designs as well as the quality service that his business can offer. The company has recently moved on into distributing bulk number of products and Klock admitted that technology is the key for them to make another success in Mitchell.

Klock also added that with the help of technology, he is able to do whatever he needs from wherever he is.

It was only last month that Klock showed how many stacks of products are waiting to be shipped all over the globe from their motorcycle parts store. The company has the ability to airmail their products such as windshields and fenders to different parts of the world so they see no point into moving in another city such as Los Angeles and New York.