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If it’s not difficult, then you’re doing it wrong!


IF it is EASY then you are doing it WRONG//Crimson Tazvinzwa

How many of you complain and moan when something doesn’t go your way? How about when you take up a new hobby or try something that you have never done before? Do you hate learning new skills?

Yes, juggling chainsaws is pretty darn difficult so stop doing that. It’s not big or clever and you will find it hard to comb your hair with a chunk of metal lodged in your head.

What about more ‘every day’ activities?

I see it every week with my guitar students.

“My hands are too small and I can’t do it!

“I have no rhythm”

“These barre chords are too hard”

Yes it is hard to learn a musical instrument, even harder to learn to play the guitar, but what did you expect? You’re contorting your hands and fingers into positions that would make a gangster rapper weep with envy.

The students who improve the quickest and who end up truly enjoying their practice sessions are always the ones who appreciate that time and effort = rewards.

Chilean police break up migrant human trafficking ring


Immigration into Chile has increased sixfold in less than 30 years, from 114,500 in the 1992 census, to 746,465 last year

Chilean prosecutors are indicting at least 10 people over their alleged links to a human trafficking ring that smuggled hundreds of Chinese migrants into Chile after charging them ,000 apiece for tourist visas, local media reported on Saturday.

Chile’s foreign ministry confirmed in a statement there had been an investigation into a human trafficking ring operating in 2016 and 2017 but gave no further details.

In Chile, as in every other country that has historically embraced slavery, there are numerous racists. It is equally fair to say that, like all countries with a similar history, the fraction of those who are appalled by the persistence of slavery in their lifetimes well exceeds the proportion of racists. And when well-meaning people, who seek to expose what they perceive to be human trafficking, are accused of racism by those who do not understand a situation or want to sow confusion, this is a grave injustice.

The trafficking ring included several local and provincial politicians, as well as other government employees, crime prevention deputy secretary Katherine Martorell told local daily La Tercera.

Chile is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. Chilean women and children are exploited in sex trafficking within the country, as are women and girls from other Latin American countries and possibly from Asia. Men, women, and children—primarily from other Latin American countries, as well as Asia—are exploited in forced labor in mining, agriculture, construction, street vending, the hospitality and restaurant sectors, the garment sector, and in domestic service. Authorities report that Chinese immigrants may also be vulnerable to both sex trafficking and forced labor. Chilean authorities identified 90 children involved in illicit activities in 2014, including drug traffickingand robbery; some of these children may have been trafficking victims. Chilean officials report that Chile is a transit country for trafficking victims from other countries, including possibly to Europe, and that some Chilean women may be exploited in sex trafficking in other countries. NGOs report brothels in small towns are often frequented by police officers, dissuading potential trafficking victims from reporting their exploitation.

“This is the largest migrant trafficking network that has ever existed in our country,” Martorell told the newspaper.

In all, 381 Chinese citizens were smuggled into the country illegally by the group in 2016 and 2017, according to the reports.

Martorell said some of the migrants were conned, while others had been abandoned or otherwise put in danger. Some had since departed for other countries in Latin America, she said, while others were in the process of seeking permanent residency.

Chile, a relatively isolated Pacific coast nation, has increasingly become a top destination for both legal and illegal migration from poverty-stricken nations in Latin America and further afield.

The nation has the highest gross domestic product per capita in South America, low levels of corruption and the lowest murder rate, according to figures from the World Bank and InSight Crime, a foundation that analyses organized crime.

Immigration into Chile has increased sixfold in less than 30 years, from 114,500 in the 1992 census, to 746,465 last year.

US – Police Officer kills ‘pregnant’ woman with mental health issues in Baytown, Texas


Pamela Turner was killed by a police officer in a scuffle

Shocking footage has shown the moment a police officer opened fire and killed a woman moments after she told him she was pregnant.

The confrontation unfolded in Baytown, Texas, on Monday evening (local time) when an officer tried to arrest Pamela Turner, 44, over outstanding warrants.

Graphic video showed the officer struggling with the woman who could be heard yelling, “I’m pregnant”.

In the video, which is circulating on social media, Turner could be heard saying “You’re actually harassing me” and “I’m actually walking to my house” before falling to the ground.

Pamela Turner, 44, was shot during a struggle with a police officer who was trying to arrest her over outstanding warrants. (Baytown Police Department)

While on her back, she appeared to struggle with the officer, saying, “Why? Why?”, and then “I’m pregnant”.

Turner then appeared to reach up towards the officer and, moments later, he fired five shots, killing her.

Police claimed the woman snatched the officer’s taser, which he had earlier used on her, and shot it towards his groin during the scuffle.

Video showed the police man standing over the woman. (Twitter/Good Morning America)

Following the incident, the police department learned Turner was not pregnant, but declined to elaborate on how it had found out.

Autopsy results have not been released.

The lieutenant said the officer was patrolling the complex about 40 kilometres east of Houston and tried to arrest the African-American woman because he knew she had outstanding warrants.

The officer, who is Hispanic and an 11-year veteran of the department, had previous dealings with Turner.

Graphic footage showed the woman on the floor as she yelled to the officer about being pregnant. (Twitter/Good Morning America)

The officer, who was not seriously injured, has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Investigators are trying to contact whoever recorded the video as they were a witness to the shooting.

“It’s a tragic event for everybody involved. Of course, our hearts go out to the family of the deceased as well as our officer,” Lieutenant Steve Dorris said.


THE 2019 TIME 100 LIST


Here’s How We Chose the 2019 TIME 100

Crimson Tazvinzwa, AIWA! NO!||The women are listed alongside Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Jacinda Arden on the annual list. The annual list includes TIME’s 100 most influential pioneers, leaders, titans, artists and icons of 2019.

And Donald Trump. Of Course.

Edward Felsenthal is the Editor-in-Chief of TIME||Near the end of Tara Westover’s breakout memoir, Educated, she pauses on a timeless question, “Who writes history?” Decades from now when we look back at this era, it’s a fair bet that the answer will be many of the people on this year’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Among them is Westover herself, who has captivated readers with her astonishing journey from the mountains of Idaho to Cambridge and Harvard universities, and beyond.

Westover is self-taught, but her impact on the world has been to educate the rest of us—about the silos we live in and the obstacles faced by so many in our society. We all have teachers, some we know intimately, others who inspire from the page or the screen. This holds true even for the most accomplished people on earth. Our annual TIME 100 issue is filled with tributes from teachers to students; in many cases, the surprise is who is playing which role today.

Warren Buffett praises the leadership of LeBron James, whom he met (on a basketball court!) more than a decade ago. Legendary chef Alice Waters recounts how rising food-world star Samin Nosrat—who began her career working for Waters—helped show her how to cook with care. London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s swift, compassionate response to the shootings at Christchurch mosques “an inspiration to us all.” Viola Davis reveals her lifelong admiration for fellow Oscar winner Regina King, praising her for elevating artists of colour and “making me feel seen.” And Bill Gates, whose upbringing could not be more different from Tara Westover’s, shares what she taught him about overcoming our divides.

Photographs by Pari Dukovic for TIME

In many ways, these connections—forged across and among industries—are the heart of the TIME 100, which now, in its 16th year, is far more than a list. It is a community of hundreds of global leaders, many of whom support and challenge one another. And at a time when so many of our problems require cross-disciplinary solutions, they are also uniquely positioned to effect change. “When you connect extraordinary people,” says Dan Macsai, editorial director of the TIME 100, “they can do even more extraordinary things.”

This year, for the first time, we have invited some members of our TIME 100 community to speak at a TIME 100 Summit in New York City. Joining us will be participants from the worlds of politics and business—including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and former Senator Bob Corker—as well as amazing artists, scientists, actors and activists who reflect the remarkable breadth of the TIME 100. Our goal is to spotlight the progress these individuals are making and encourage collaboration toward a better world. “We are only as good as the people that we have around us,” says chef and activist José Andrés, a two-time TIME 100 honoree, who will speak at the summit about how to improve disaster relief. “TIME 100 makes all become one.”

You can learn more about it at and watch it live, starting at 9:30 a.m. E.T. on April 23, at

I hope you find this year’s TIME 100 as illuminating and inspiring as I do.

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