Minn. Tour Bus Crash Victims Identified
AUSTIN, Minn. - A tour bus crashed and rolled over on Interstate 90 near Austin, Minnesota late Wednesday afternoon, killing at least two people and injuring others. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, about 23 people were onboard the Strain Bus Line Motorcoach Tours bus, when it crashed and rolled in the westbound lane of I-90, about two miles west of Austin. The State Patrol confirmed two deaths in the crash. Pamela S. Holmquist, 56, of Kasson, Minn. and Rhonda R. Hill, 52 , of Plainview, Minn., died in the crash. According to a spokesperson for Strain Bus Line Motorcoach Tours, driver Edwin W. Erickson , 52 , of Elgin Minn., had an aneurysm in his chest which caused the bus to crash. The Minnesota State Patrol wouldn’t confirm the aneurysm, but said one factor being considered is whether the driver suffered a medical episode while behind the wheel. Captain Matt Langer of the State Patrol said the focus of the investigation Thursday was to speak with everyone on board the bus and any witnesses to the crash. The State Patrol I also beginning the commercial vehicle inspection effort on both the bus and the bus company. “Investigations like this case take a great deal of time to complete given the number of people involved, and the intricate nature of conducting a thorough post-crash commercial vehicle inspection of the motor coach involved in this crash,” Langer said. The bus was a weekly Wednesday casino coach that picks up passengers from Rochester, Byron, Kasson and Blooming Prairie. The bus was returning from Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa. 18 passengers were signed up to ride. I-90 was shut down in both directions, with traffic significantly backed up follwoign the crash. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Strain Bus Line Motorcoach Tours out of Rochester, Minnesota has not had a fatal crash for the past two years. The company did have a higher than average number of buses taken out of service after inspections. The national average is 22.27 percent, and Strain had an out of service percentage of 60 percent. Five years ago, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered the bus company to cease operating because of safety concerns.
President Hu Jintao
November 15, 2009 China will move when it's ready Posted: 1004 GMT SINGAPORE – The talk was about global rebalancing. U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Asia on his first official tour, talking about a "rare inflection point in history". A time where "we have the opportunity to take a different path." A chance to rebalance the model where Asia consumers consume more and US exporters export more. Chinese President Hu Jintao was among world leaders at the APEC summit in Singapore. APEC leaders fully endorsed the strategy; virtually every economy in the world does. But look inside the APEC meeting in Singapore, and see the problems of turning this into reality. One of the biggest may be China. More than two years ago, China began to allow its currency to appreciate against the dollar. By the time the financial crisis exploded, it had risen in value by about 20 percent. The crisis was the signal for China to freeze the exchange rate there at about 6.83 to the US dollar. That was a year ago. Even China's Asian trade partners are now worried that the Chinese yuan is undervalued against the sinking dollar. So one of the key issues in Singapore was to put subtle pressure on China to unfreeze its currency. Finance ministers talked about flexible exchange rates, the APEC leaders were expected to talk to about "market oriented" exchange rates - all aimed at prodding China to become a little more "market oriented" in its own exchange rates. But by the end of the gathering, all reference to market-oriented exchange rates in the final statement from leaders had been erased. There had been debate behind closed doors between the U.S. and China about the statement. In the end China appears to have won out. The message seem to be China will move only when its ready. And for all its newfound goodwill and push for re-engagement, there's not much the U.S. can do about that. Posted by: Andrew Stevens, CNN Anchor
MIssing US-Hmong Citizen
Laos not giving information on missing Minnesotans Courtesy: Star Tribune
By KARE 11 Staff Writer Updated: 2 years ago
Lao's government has not responded to repeated requests for information about three Hmong-American men from Minnesota who are missing in the country after reportedly being taken into custody by security forces, a U.S. Embassy official said Thursday. The three men from St. Paul, Minn., were arrested Aug. 25 by Laotian military and security forces, according to Philip Smith, the Washington director of Lao Veterans of America. He said it wasn't clear why the men were arrested, and that they had no known political or family ties to dissident groups. Smith said the men were traveling in Laos sightseeing and looking to start businesses. Amy Archibald, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Laos, said embassy officials were aware of reports that the three were being detained in Laos but so far were not able to confirm it. "Officials in our embassy are working to confirm these reports, gain consular access to any detained Americans and provide appropriate consular assistance," Archibald said. "The central government of Laos has not yet responded to U.S. officials' request for an official confirmation." Laotian authorities have said in recent days they had no information about the men, identified as Hakit Yang, Conghineng Yang and Trillion Yunhaison. Sheng Xiong, Hakit Yang's wife, has said the families of the men last heard from them on Aug. 25, when Yunhaison borrowed a cell phone from a security guard and called his family to say he had been arrested. Smith said that based on his sources in Laos, the men were taken on Aug. 30 from Ponthong Prison in shackles and hoods and loaded into a government truck. They were then taken to an unknown location, he said. Members of Laos' Hmong minority served in a CIA-backed guerrilla army that fought against Lao communists in the 1960s and 1970s. Afterward, thousands fled retribution in communist Laos and settled in the United States. Smith is also the executive director for the Center for Public Policy Analysis, a group advocating democracy in Laos.
Haiv Hmoob Radio
Nej pua nyiam mloog cov lus no thiab?
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- Caws tau peb haiv hmoob los mloog tau Dr. Ywj Pheej Xyooj Cov lus qhia txog hmoob yuav taus sib hlub
- Cov phooj ywg, nej yog hmoob thov nej mloog lo peb koom siab koom tes moj them nqag kab mus sib pab tuag rau peb daim av
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Yaj Soob Lwj
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Nyob zoo cov nkauj muaj, cov phooj ywg hmoob. Nej puas paub tus siab txog txoj kev tsawb fawb los ntawm Ywj Pheej Xyooj? Kuv mloog nws cov lus tag kuv yeej tus siab heev vim kuv paub hai tias peb hmoob tsi paub ntshaws haiv thiab muaj tus cwj pwm tsi zoo yog neeg txom fav thiab nyiam ua dev raws nqaim rau luag lwm haiv neeg tuas nkau xwb. Nws tsi muaj lub hom phiaj hlub hmoob kiag li.
Raws li cov lus Ywj Pheej hai no, kuv nkag siab hai tias lub caij nyoog blog twb tag lub yim tswv lawm ces peb hmoob yuav yog tus los ua tswv ntawm daim av thiab peb hmoob yuav los ua haiv yuav tig los hlub hmoob dua. Yog li Yaj Soob Lwj thiaj li muaj cov ntawv Pahawh no thiab ib tus chij qhia rau peb tej menyuam hmoob kom lawv paub ntawv hmoob thiab paub ras haiv. Kuv tus siab hai tias lub caij ntawd ces muaj cov nyuag dev raws nqaij rau American es thiaj li muab Yaj Soob Lwj tuas lawm yog li no peb hmoob thiaj li poob rov rau mus ua luag lawm haiv neeg qhev lawm.
Cov phooj ywg, nej xav li ca rau cov lus no? kuv yeej hnov tau yam los ntawm cov tub kawm ntawv los tau PHD, lawv yeej tsi hai txhog pebhmoob lawm, lawv hai txog luag lawm haiv neeg li txuj lawm xwb nws tsi paub txog hai tias nws yog leej twg thiab yog hom neeg twg yug nws lo? Cov tub kawm ntawv siab no yuav luag 100% yeej yog neeg thaug hai xwb yeej tsi paub txog hmoob kom muaj haiv. Kuv pab tus siab kawg hai tias cov neeg thaug haiv no ma ceeb laj los ua tau ib tus hmoob zoo li. Zoo li tus neeg thaug haiv ua dag VP yuav riam phom ntag.. qhov no twb yog luag muab Lauj Chab Thoj los ua tus mus ntxia VP kom ma luag cuab khis ntag. Nej muab xav tej no mus ces tus siab heev. Kuv lus xav ces li no xwb muaj ntau heev tab si nov yog kuv lus xav.
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Thov Caws ib tsoom hmoob
Los mloog tau Ywj Pheej Xyooj Cov lus qhuab ntuas qhua hus kom peb hmoob tso txoj kev ua dev raws nqaij rau blog liab tseg. Nej xav ma? yog vim li ca cov hmoob pheej ua ib tus neeg thaug haiv rov coj neeg mus tuas peb cov neeg hmoob nyob pem tej toj siab? Hmoob os hmoob aw, nej ruaj heev nej tseem ua dev raws nqaij rau luag thiab ces nej tsi tag yuav ua neeg lawm, kuv xav hai tias nej ua li no ces nej yuav tsum tseg kiag os cov phooj ywg.
- Post n°9
Nyob zoo ib tsoom Phooj Ywg sawv daws.
Caws nej sawv daws los mloog tau peb Haiv Hmoob cov lus yuav los txhim khos kom peb haiv Hmoob zoo thiab paub txog peb Hmoob yog leej twg. Kom peb los sib pab thiab muab tej niag qub nom qub tswv yav tag tso tseg, peb los koom tes sib pab txhim khos kom peb hmoob muaj lub chaws txoos.
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- Registration date : 2008-09-12
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Ua tsaug!! ua tsaug!! ua tsaug!! Tus yawg no yog kuv qhab nab lawm lau. thov ua koj tsaug ntau ntau nawb tub zoo nraug, Kuv thov muab kasxev los kaw tseg cia tau siv nawb. Hais txog kev pam tuag kuv los yeej nyiam li tus yawg no hais lawm lawm thiab, Peb yuav tau muab txo kom me li me tau, Hos zaj qhuab kom foomkom mas muab los sau ua bible hmoob xwb, vim cov kev qhuab qhiav hauv zoo heev,
Kuv maj mus hauj lwm thiab ces ib pliag kuv mam los tawm tswv yim ntxiv nawb
Kuv maj mus hauj lwm thiab ces ib pliag kuv mam los tawm tswv yim ntxiv nawb
- Post n°13
Fim hawm txog txog haiv hmoob .Kuv yog hlau yaj.zoosiab tau hnov nej cov lus hauv xov tooj cua hais txog tus ntawv keeb.Hais rau nej xov tooj cua.Kog ib tug tsis pom zoo hloov tus ntawv keeb no mus ua (lawj peb, lawj plaub )vim ob lawj no mus tsis deb.lawj ob yog lawj mus deb tshaj rau peb haiv neeg.kuv nyob Anchorage,AK.ua tsau sib ntsib dua.
- Registration date : 2009-12-15
- Post n°14
Ua tsaug ntau rau koj thiab HluaYaj,hlauyaj wrote:Fim hawm txog txog haiv hmoob .Kuv yog hlau yaj.zoosiab tau hnov nej cov lus hauv xov tooj cua hais txog tus ntawv keeb.Hais rau nej xov tooj cua.Kog ib tug tsis pom zoo hloov tus ntawv keeb no mus ua (lawj peb, lawj plaub )vim ob lawj no mus tsis deb.lawj ob yog lawj mus deb tshaj rau peb haiv neeg.kuv nyob Anchorage,AK.ua tsau sib ntsib dua.
zoosiab hai tias koj tuaj txog rau ntawm no thiab, Hai txog cov lawj no, kuv tsi tau kawm ces kuv tsi paub qhov twg yog qhov kam yuav tau mus deb dua. Raws li kuv hnov xwb ma Yaj Soob Lwj tsua ua tau lawj ib.. thaum yuav rau VP ntiav Nom Tooj Tuas nkawv ob niam txiv, Vaj Kuam hai tias nws twb kho tau lawj ob mus rau lawv plaub no thiab, tej no ma tsi paub zoo.