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August 4 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW August 4 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s August 4 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Promare Collector’s Edition Thirty years has passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, London, Movies, Horror, Germany, Berlin, Shanghai, TV News, Diana, Albert Einstein, Venezuela, South America, Jack, Blu-ray


SAF Preps for Battle as Dems Mask Failures by Scapegoating Guns

The Second Amendment is under attack because Democrats need a scapegoat to mask their failure to prevent violent crime, say gun rights activists. (Dave Workman photo) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Democrats unable to deal with the sudden crime increases in major cities are falling back on their favorite scapegoats—guns and Second Amendment rights—to mask their party’s failures, according to Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, in a blistering interview with Fox News. As Conway wa...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Virginia, New York City, US, America, Joe Biden, Fox, Democrats, Venezuela, Fox News, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, SAF, Charleston, Nra


Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

A court in the West African nation of Cape Verde has approved the extradition to the United States of a Colombian businessman wanted on suspicion of money laundering on behalf of Venezuela's socialist government, his lawyers said Tuesday. The court made the decision to extradite Alex Saab on Friday, but his legal team said in a statement it was informed about the decision only on Monday. Saab was arrested in June when his private jet stopped to refuel in the former Portuguese colony on the way...
Tags: News, United States, Venezuela, Cape Verde, Saab, Maduro, Alex Saab


Coronavirus: Peru allows Venezuela medics amid pandemic

Venezuelan medical workers can join Peru's health system without having to validate their titles.
Tags: News, Peru, Venezuela


Why are there so many humans?

Something curious happened in human population history over the last 1 million years. First, our numbers fell to as low as 18,500, and our ancestors were more endangered than chimpanzees and gorillas. Then we bounced back to extraordinary levels, far surpassing the other great apes. Today the total population of gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans is estimated to be only around 500,000, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Many species are critically endangered. Meanwhile, the huma...
Tags: Family, Children, Mexico, Innovation, Anthropology, Population, Global development, Anthropocene, Venezuela, Madagascar, Humanity, Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Central Africa, ND, East Africa


Gold in secret vault is traced to Hugo Chávez's former nurse

It was 2014 and Venezuela's former treasurer Claudia Díaz was looking for a safe haven to store the unexplained wealth she had accumulated over the years. Then-president Hugo Chávez, who she once served as a nurse, had recently died and with the election of Nicolás Maduro, the nation's politics and relations with the U.S. were in tumult. In quick succession a shell company established in the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines that she allegedly controlled purchased 250 g...
Tags: News, Venezuela, St Vincent, Nicolás Maduro, Caribbean, Liechtenstein, Hugo Chavez, Grenadines, Claudia Diaz


Venezuela's major opposition parties pledge to boycott December election

Venezuela's main opposition parties on Sunday pledged to boycott legislative elections scheduled for Dec. 6, saying they will be rigged by the ruling socialist party and that taking part would amount to "collaborating with the dictatorship's strategy." The move was widely expected after a series of recent interventions by President Nicolas Maduro's government in the National Electoral Council (CNE) and opposition political parties. The parties boycotted Maduro's 2018 re-election on similar gro...
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, National Electoral Council CNE


Venezuela supreme court approves extradition request to Italy for ex-oil czar

Venezuela's supreme court said on Friday it had approved a request to Italy for the extradition of Rafael Ramirez, a once powerful oil minister and former head of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, on corruption charges. Authorities opened a probe into Ramirez over alleged graft in late 2017 and sought an Interpol red alert for him in early 2018, shortly after he left his later post as Venezuela's United Nations ambassador and began publicly criticizing President Nicolas Maduro's handlin...
Tags: News, Italy, United Nations, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Interpol, Ramirez, Rafael Ramirez, Petroleos de Venezuela


Life in Lebanon under Hyperinflation

This week, while reading a slew of WhatsApp messages from family in Lebanon, I was shocked to hear that my cousin Dalila had to pay the equivalent of USD 200 for dairy products for her family. Expensive dairy is the least of Dalila’s worries, however. As a new mother, she is facing quotas when buying products for her baby boy. “Last month was hard because I was only able to buy two of each item — a maximum of two diapers!” she told me. Her biggest problem is getting formula: “All baby formula is...
Tags: Facebook, News, Syria, New York Times, Paris, Venezuela, Deloitte, Beirut, Lebanon, Mediterranean, Riad Salameh, LBP, Dalila, Caritas Internationalis, Banque du Liban, Lina Mounzer


2 US oil executives released from Venezuela prison to house arrest

Two American oil executives held in an overcrowded Venezuelan prison for almost three years have been placed in house arrest, a sign that the embattled government of Nicolas Maduro may be easing its stance toward the detainees.
Tags: US, Cnn, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro


US frowns upon Iranian supermarket in Venezuela's capital

U.S. officials frowned upon the opening of an Iranian supermarket in Venezuela's capital, saying Thursday that any presence of Iran in the Western Hemisphere is "not something we look very favorably on.” Acting Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak told journalists in a call that the opening of the market shows this is like an alliance of “pariah” states. “I would be surely surprised if Venezuela is able to obtain much benefit fro...
Tags: News, US, Iran, Venezuela, U S Department of State, Western Hemisphere, Kozak, Michael Kozak, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs


A dollar for sex: Venezuela's women tricked and trafficked

Women attempting to flee the country’s economic collapse are in desperate straits, stranded at borders and forced into sex work, say NGOsThe family had nothing at home, says mother of six Luisa Hernández, 30, from Zulia state, Venezuela. “To see your children grow up without food, without anything, is unbearable.“Eating from rubbish bins to survive was no life, so we left. But, now with the pandemic, we are in limbo, we are stuck in Colombia, and hungry again. We have gone from one crisis to ano...
Tags: Americas, Society, World news, Colombia, Global development, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Sex trade, Zulia, Luisa Hernández


US warns Venezuela vote will be worse than ever

The United States warned Tuesday that elections planned in Venezuela later this year would be deeply fraudulent, accusing leftist leader Nicolas Maduro of seeking to manipulate the outcome. Venezuelan authorities have called December 6 elections for the National Assembly, the only government branch led by the opposition but which has been left powerless. The regime-controlled Supreme Court had named directors of the electoral body, which expanded by two-thirds the number of seats in the legisl...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, US, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly


Pompeo bars two former Venezuelan officials from traveling to United States

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two former officials of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government, barring them from traveling to the United States over accusations they were involved in significant corruption. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that the two former officials, including Luis Motta, who was sacked by Maduro as electricity minister last year after a series of blackouts, had accepted bribes and kickbacks in exchange for awarding "lucrat...
Tags: News, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, State, Maduro, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Luis Motta


Lebanon Credit Rating Cut to Lowest Grade by Moody's - Bloomberg

Lebanon Credit Rating Cut to Lowest Grade by Moody's - Bloomberg:Lebanon had its rating cut to the lowest grade by Moody’s Investors Service, which said that bond investors will likely suffer major losses on their holdings as the government struggles to secure aid to ease a crippling financial crisis.Moody’s lowered Lebanon’s credit score to C from Ca, the same level as crisis-ravaged Venezuela. It reflects Moody’s “assessment that the losses incurred by bondholders through Lebanon’s current def...
Tags: Travel, International Monetary Fund, Venezuela, Lebanon, Moody, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Moody 's Investors Service, Moody s Bloomberg


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 650k as Belgian PM warns of total lockdown

Europe braces for second wave; Vietnam sees first locally transmitted cases since AprilGlobal death toll passes 650kMandatory Covid-19 tests for travellers returning to GermanyTrump’s national security adviser tests positive – live US updatesChina sees biggest surge in months; Australia sets new infections recordPet cat diagnosed with Covid-19 in first UK case of animal infection 7.31pm BST Latin America will emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic with higher poverty rates as efforts to control t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Venezuela, Vietnam, Latin America, Moreno, Micheal Martin


Tsunami of fake news hurts Latin America's effort to fight coronavirus

More than 160,000 people have died but from Mexico to Brazil, social networks are awash with quack cures and conspiraciesFor months Gustavo Andrade has been battling to convince his parishioners to take Covid-19 seriously. Related: Desperate Bolivians seek out toxic bleach falsely touted as Covid-19 cure Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, World news, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Latin America, Coronavirus outbreak, Gustavo Andrade


Trump news: President rails at ‘Venezuela on steroids’ Democrats as coronavirus cases climb and unrest continues in Portland

Donald Trump lashed out at his Democratic rivals in Washington by branding them “Stone Cold Left – Venezuela on steroids!” after the House of Representatives voted in favour of the No Ban Act, moving to repeal his travel ban on visitors from several Muslim-majority countries.The president has meanwhile described the coronavirus as a “downer” and a “dampner” on his poll numbers as the US came close to its record single-day rise in cases on Friday, seeing 73,400 new infections and 1,100 deaths fro...
Tags: News, Washington, US, House Of Representatives, Portland, Muslim, Venezuela, Donald Trump


Trump news – live: President rails at ‘Venezuela on steroids’ Democrats as coronavirus cases climb and unrest continues in Portland

Donald Trump has lashed out at his Democratic rivals in Washington by branding them “Stone Cold Left – Venezuela on steroids!” after the House of Representatives voted in favour of the No Ban Act, moving to repeal his travel ban on visitors from several Muslim-majority countries.The president has meanwhile described the coronavirus as a “downer” and a “dampner” on his poll numbers as the US came close to its record single-day rise in cases on Friday, seeing 73,400 new infections and 1,100 deaths...
Tags: News, Washington, US, House Of Representatives, Portland, Muslim, Venezuela, Donald Trump


Coronavirus hoy en Venezuela: cuántos casos se registran al 24 de Julio

Coronavirus hoy en Venezuela: cuántos casos se registran al 24 de JulioLa epidemia de neumonía viral provocada por un nuevo coronavirus se expande por el mundo y la preocupación también va en aumento. Hasta el día de hoy 24 de Julio, se reportaron en Venezuela 13613 casos de infectados, 129 de muertos y 7752 de recuperados. Estas cifras son difundidas diariamente por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). Con respecto al día anterior, no se conocieron casos nuevos de infectados, según lo inf...
Tags: News, India, Chile, Venezuela, Estados Unidos, de Julio


AI System Detects Posts By Foreign 'Trolls' On Facebook and Twitter

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Foreign manipulation campaigns on social media can be spotted by looking at clues in the timing and length of posts and the URLs they contain, researchers have found. Now researchers say they have developed an automated machine learning system -- a type of artificial intelligence -- that can spot such posts, based on their content. Writing in the journal Science Advances, the team report how they carried out their work using posts from four ...
Tags: Tech, Venezuela, China Russia, Foreign Trolls On Facebook


A new algorithm could catch social-media trolls as they try to influence US elections. Researchers are offering it for free.

Researchers have created a machine-learning technique that can identify disinformation campaigns on social media. The algorithm finds patterns of suspicious posts and accounts, which could help companies shut down these campaigns early on. The method works on various social media platforms, which could enable companies to coordinate their efforts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Election season now brings an expected threat: foreign meddling via online disinformation campa...
Tags: US, Trends, Reddit, Venezuela, Trump, Russia China, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Cody Buntain, Buntain


Opinion: In Venezuela, US sanctions are only hurting

Make no mistake about it. There is a humanitarian disaster developing today in Venezuela, driven in part by failed economic sanctions imposed by the United States. It is time for Washington to change direction, prioritize the lives of Venezuelans and support them in building a path toward free and fair elections.
Tags: News, Washington, United States, Stories, Venezuela, Venezuela US


In Venezuela, US sanctions are only hurting

Venezuela is suffering a humanitarian crisis thanks not only to the pandemic and its authoritarian government, but to US policies that are only hurting its people, writes Patrick Gaspard of the Open Society Foundations
Tags: US, Cnn, Venezuela, Venezuela US, Patrick Gaspard


US offers $5m for capture of Venezuela chief justice Moreno

The US wants to arrest Maikel Moreno, who it says participated in "transnational organised crime".
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, Moreno, Maikel Moreno


U.S. seeking arrest of Venezuela chief justice, offers reward for info

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Venezuelan Chief Justice Maikel Moreno and announced a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction for allegedly participating in transnational organized crime. In a statement, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the chief justice of Venezuela's supreme court was being offered through the State Department's Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Progr...
Tags: News, United States, Venezuela, State Department, State, Mike Pompeo, Maikel Moreno


Venezuela: OFAC Postpones Effective Date Of Venezuela General License - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

OFAC delayed the expiration of a general license authorizing certain transactions relating to the Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. 2020 8.5 Percent Bond.
Tags: News, Venezuela, OFAC, Taft LLP, Venezuela General License Cadwalader Wickersham


Diplomático Richardson fracasa en misión para liberar estadounidenses detenidos en Venezuela

WASHINGTON, 17 jul (Reuters) - El veterano diplomático estadounidense Bill Richardson no pudo lograr la liberación de ciudadanos estadounidenses retenidos como prisioneros en Venezuela durante su visita al país sudamericano, dijo su fundación en un comunicado.Richardson se reunió con el presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro y el vicepresidente en su viaje a Venezuela, que calificó como una misión humanitaria privada realizada a pedido de "las familias de varios prisioneros estadounidenses".
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Venezuela, Reuters, Richardson, Bill Richardson, Diplomático Richardson


Coronavirus hoy en Venezuela: cuántos casos se registran al 17 de Julio

Coronavirus hoy en Venezuela: cuántos casos se registran al 17 de JulioLa epidemia de neumonía viral provocada por un nuevo coronavirus se expande por el mundo y la preocupación también va en aumento. Hasta el día de hoy 17 de Julio, se reportaron en Venezuela 10854 casos de infectados, 104 de muertos y 3255 de recuperados. Estas cifras son difundidas diariamente por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). Con respecto al día anterior, no se conocieron casos nuevos de infectados, según lo inf...
Tags: News, India, Chile, Venezuela, Estados Unidos, Julio


Ex-US governor says Americans not released from Venezuela

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he met with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday but was unable to win the release of several Americans jailed in the South American nation. Richardson said he and Maduro talked about the potential release of American prisoners as well as coronavirus humanitarian issues. The Trump administration and Maduro's socialist government maintain tense relations.
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, New Mexico, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Richardson, Maduro, Bill Richardson