The Daily Tulip — International News From Around The World

Friday 12th May 2017

Good Morning Gentle Reader…. The rhythmic sounds of drums follow Bella and I this morning, the Faire is in town .. which means that for about a week we will have music from about 4pm until 5am and the steady procession of people heading to and from the fair seems never ending…..

ONLINE ELECTION SURVEYS: ARE THEY MORE ACCURATE?…. It beats a crystal ball. After historic polling misfires last year for Brexit and U.S. electoral prizes like Wisconsin, pollsters are trying to figure out what went wrong. One worry is that landlines, the pollster’s tool of choice since pre-1960s door-knocking, are used in only half of American households. Plus, people don’t even answer their cellphones anymore. That’s made online tools an essential part of the prediction market — even if Facebook doesn’t think its data is reliable — while pollsters will continue cold-calling older and rural voters.

THE BLOODY ASSEMBLY LINES OF IMMIGRANT ABUSE…. It’s crushing work. KFC, Taco Bell and the federal government all buy chicken processed by Case Farms’ 3,000 workers. To handle all that business, the firm relies on undocumented immigrants who, a new investigation shows, are forced to endure well-documented health hazards on North Carolina and Ohio factory floors awash in fowl blood and guts. When one worker lost a limb to the company’s machinery, he and others were reportedly fired. Now the largely Guatemalan workforce has organized, but Case may simply find other immigrants — or machines — to stamp out those nuggets.

TRUMP COURTS RUSSIA AS CALLS GROW FOR INDEPENDENT PROBE…. The bromance is back. President Donald Trump welcomed Russia’s foreign minister to the Oval Office, saying he hopes for warmer relations — even as Democrats demanded a special prosecutor to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia after the White House’s abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. Reports say Comey had accelerated his investigation into Russia, Trump and the 2016 election in recent days. Meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed documents from disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of their own ongoing investigation into the matter.

HIV PATIENTS’ LIFE EXPECTANCY INCREASES BY A DECADE…. It’s a medical miracle. A new report based on data from 18 studies of 88,500 HIV-positive patients across Europe and North America found that life expectancy has lengthened by 10 years since the mid-1990s. Young patients diagnosed with HIV today who receive treatment can expect to live into their late 70s. The research highlights the progress made with antiretroviral treatments and medical management over the past three decades. However, researchers explained that early diagnosis and preparing health care systems to care for seniors with HIV are key.

Well Gentle Reader I hope you enjoyed our look at the news from around the world this, Thursday morning…

Our Tulips today are just like me.. Reaching for the Heavens…

A Sincere Thank You for your company and Thank You for your likes and comments I love them and always try to reply, so please keep them coming, it’s always good fun, As is my custom, I will go and get myself another mug of “Colombian” Coffee and wish you a safe Friday 12th May 2017 from my home on the southern coast of Spain, where the blue waters of the Alboran Sea washes the coast of Africa and Europe and the smell of the night blooming Jasmine and Honeysuckle fills the air…and a crazy old guy and his dog Bella go out for a walk at 4:00 am…on the streets of Estepona…

All good stuff….But remember it’s a dangerous world we live in ….. Be safe out there…

Robert McAngus

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.