Keeping up with the latest news is one way to stay up-to-date with what is happening in your area. From a local newspaper to a blog, there are many options to keep up with the latest events.
Import prices fall
Despite the fact that the Fed raised interest rates for the third time this year last month, US import prices fell in September. The drop came as prices for fuels fell 2.8%, the biggest decline in four months.
The decline was driven by the 15.7 percent monthly drop in oil import prices. It also helped to assuage concerns about inflation in the United States. The Federal Reserve has been closely monitoring the Consumer Price Index to gauge the health of the economy.
The strong dollar is reducing the cost of imports. The rise in the value of the dollar has also been fueled by expectations of stronger growth in the United States. In addition to falling petroleum prices, the strength of the US dollar has helped to keep the lid on the core import price index, which dropped 0.5 percent in July.
According to the Labor Department, the drop in import prices was due to lower prices for fuels and food. The cost of imported capital goods was unchanged. The core import price index, which excludes tariffs and food, was up 0.1% in August.
The drop in import prices comes as economists expect commodity prices to continue to fall in the coming months. They also predict a slowdown in the global economy will slow down the pace of imports. The US is a major exporter, and the weakness of the global economy has a direct effect on US exports.
The US has been relying on exports to reduce domestic inflation, but the slowing global economy and the increase in the US dollar may be causing import prices to fall. These lower prices should assuage the fears of inflation in the United States and help the Fed hold off on raising interest rates.
Eritrean troops “murdered” uncle in Tigray region of Ethiopia
Despite the Ethiopian government’s claims that Tigray has been pacified, allegations of human rights violations, including sexual violence, are mounting. The UN has launched a probe into the alleged abuses. TPLF, the party that governs Tigray, denies any such human rights violations, while also denying that Eritrean troops are present in Tigray.
Fana is from Tigray, a region in northern Ethiopia. She has two sisters, one of whom fainted when she heard the news of the massacre. The other, her cousin, has been unable to communicate with her family since the killings. She has been in contact with her uncle, who found the body of her brother. Her uncle said that the Eritreans “murdered” her brother.
But Fana believes that the conflict started between the Ethiopian federal government and the ruling faction of the Tigray people. She says that the Eritreans were invited by their neighbours to wipe out the entire ethnic group.
Some Eritreans ate the bodies of their victims. Others piled them onto wooden carts. Locals refused to let families bury their dead. In addition, townspeople locked their doors to keep out the Eritreans. They knew they couldn’t move them.
Eritrean troops flooded into the region in January. Some Eritreans claimed to have killed hundreds of civilians, while others said they were carrying out human rights abuses. But the Ethiopian government has denied any such claims. It has also alleged that Eritrean soldiers were committing human rights violations.
Abiy Ahmed, the head of the Ethiopian government, has responded to the allegations by saying that the Eritrean invasion was a self-defense move. He has also postponed scheduled elections. But the Australian government has expressed grave concerns about the situation.
Harvinder Singh Sandhu alias Rinda dies at a hospital in Pakistan
Known as the ‘A+’ gangster, Harvinder Singh Sandhu alias Rinda died at a hospital in Pakistan on Saturday due to suspected drug overdose. Rinda was involved in a number of cases in Punjab and Haryana and had links with the Khalistani terror module. He was listed as a major threat to national security by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and had a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for information about him.
Rinda, who had a close link with gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, was known for his involvement in a number of extortion and murder cases in the Punjab and Haryana regions. He was also involved in large-scale cross-border smuggling of drugs and weapons. His name was also a part of several cases of targeted assassinations.
The death of Harwinder Singh Rinda has come as a big relief for Punjab. He was accused of being the mastermind of a rocket-propelled grenade attack on the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali in May. A Red Corner notice was issued against him four days before the attack. The attack, in which two persons were killed, was carried out by pro-Khalistan groups who provided security cover to the victims.
According to the Indian Express, Rinda was admitted to Lahore’s Combined Military Hospital on Monday and later moved to a hospital in Pakistan when his condition deteriorated. The cause of his death has not been disclosed. However, reports suggest that he was undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment.
Rinda was also a member of the banned Khalistani terror outfit Babbar Khalsa International. He was also the leader of a syndicate which dealt with drug smuggling and arms smuggling.
He had a strained relationship with BKI chief Wadawa Singh Babbar. He had a major influence on the region and spread his influence all over South Asia.
Social media creates opportunities for automated and efficient news gathering
Increasingly, consumers rely on social media as a source of news. This has led to an information vacuum that has made it easier for misinformation to spread. This has also led to increased polarization in the way consumers consume news online. The result has been a decrease in subscriptions to traditional news sources, which results in decreased advertising income for news organizations.
Social media platforms have begun to leverage user data to increase revenue and to gain negotiating power with advertisers. They are able to do this because they possess a detailed cache of user data, which they can sell to advertisers as a competitive advantage. They also have the ability to manipulate the way individuals consume news through algorithms. This can produce more targeted advertisements and a more efficient process of gathering and disseminating news. Moreover, they can also engage in disinformation campaigns to manipulate users’ opinions.
Although the rise of these platforms coincides with a decrease in local news reporting, this trend has left some communities vulnerable to a lack of news. Especially, economically disadvantaged communities. Counties with no newspapers are more likely to experience high poverty rates. This is a problem for both news providers and the communities that rely on them for local news.
One possible solution is for digital startups to fill this void, particularly those that are focused on population-dense areas. This may be a good move for the journalism industry as well, since it would help to reduce market concentration. Similarly, if consumers were able to interact across social networks, this could lead to additional competition among platforms. And it could prove to be a winning strategy for generating revenue from advertising.
Story with a strong impact
Creating a story with a strong impact is a great way to reach out to donors and get them emotionally invested in your mission. The key to a compelling impact story is to tell real stories that touch people’s hearts and minds. Here are some tips for achieving this goal.
First, take photos. Having pictures of people affected by your programs will make your story more emotionally engaging and credible. You can also use video to capture the audience’s attention. You can also include details like touch, smell, taste, and sight in your impact story.
Second, be sure to include numbers. Numbers can show the impact of your organization, but you should also explain the reason why the numbers are important. It can help to weave the statistics into your narrative, especially if you use evidence-based sources.
Third, ask questions. Getting direct quotes from your subjects will allow you to incorporate their voices into your story. It is also a reporter’s way of gathering information, and it can be a great way to shape your story.
Fourth, consider teamwork. You can collaborate with your writers to create a more compelling impact story. Working together will also help you to identify missing points and build a road map for the story.
Lastly, be sure to follow the structure of the FlowingData emotional word wheel to ensure your language is powerful. This can help you to choose the right words to get your message across.
Your impact story should be one to two pages long. It should not contain embellished or exaggerated details. It should also be well-organized. A good structure will guide your readers through your story and motivate them to donate.