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9-year-old girl fights off attacking cougar in Washington state and survives
The Associated PressFRUITLAND, Wash. — A 9-year-old girl survived a cougar attack after wandering up a trail with two friends while camping in northwest Washington state. The girl fought back while her friends ran for their lives. She was soon airlifted to a hospital, where she's recovering after surgery for multiple wounds to her head and upper body. Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Staci Lehman says cougar attacks are rare, with only two fatalities in the last century in Washington state. If it attacks, “fight back as hard as you can and try to stay on your feet.”“Do not turn around.
$2 million gold relic stolen from NYC church, angel statue beheaded in 'brazen crime'
Michael R. SisakThe Associated PressNEW YORK — Police say someone busted into the altar at a New York City church, stole a $2 million gold relic and removed the head from a statue of an angel at some point late last week. Camera recordings from the church's security system were also stolen, the church's pastor said. The Diocese of Brooklyn called it "a brazen crime of disrespect and hate." The tabernacle, a box containing Holy Communion items, was made of 18-carat gold and decorated with jewels, police and the diocese said. "To know that a burglar entered the most sacred space of our beautiful Church and took great pains to cut into a security system is a heinous act of disrespect," Tumino said.
The 15 best extended Memorial Day TV sales to shop right now
At The Post, we are watching for Memorial Day TV sales, so don’t switch screens if you are in the market for a new one. Memorial Day is synonymous with sales, from furniture to fashion and everything in between. Plus, for those last minute shoppers, these deals are still going strong through Memorial Day and beyond. Read on for options from Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart and more, and then switch the channel to more Memorial Day sales including furniture, fashion and our master list of all sales. This option not only has Alexa built-in, but it is now half-off at Best Buy for Memorial Day.
Emily Henry's 'Book Lovers' and Casey McQuiston's 'I Kissed Shara Wheeler': May's top rom-com reads
There's first love, unrequited love, crazy love and that very special, yet novel, rom-com kind of love. "Book Lovers" is a treat from start to finish, flipping the conventional small-town love story trope on its head. If you’re a fan of Henry’s previous romance novels, you’ll love "Book Lovers" just the same. – Mabinty QuarshieMore:The best summer rom-com books that made us hot and bothered in the best way‘Every Summer After’By Carley Fortune. – Jennifer Ernst BeaudryMore:The best new rom-com reads to get us through the rest of 2021'From Bad to Cursed'By Lana Harper.
French Diplomats to Strike Over Loss of Separate Status
Mr. Macron committed to opening up the clubby world of the overwhelmingly white and predominantly male mandarins who run France after the eruption of the Yellow Vest protest movement in late 2018. The protests highlighted the disconnect between urban elites and overlooked communities in the rural hinterland or underserved projects surrounding big cities. “We are risking the disappearance of our professional diplomats.”The government argues that the change will lead to greater competence by dispensing with entrenched traditions and an attachment to status, while also giving diplomats more varied opportunities that bring them closer to the reality of French life. “Diplomats will serve as ambassadors to Burundi,” he said. “Rome or London will be reserved for friends.”
Cyclist with lethal brain injury defies odds, graduates from NYU med school
Following his accident, the unconscious cyclist arrived at Bellevue with an epidural hematoma — or bleeding between his skull and his brain. David Jevotovsky was placed in a week-long medically-induced coma while doctors monitored his brain. Courtesy of David JevotovskyThe pressure put on David Jevotovsky’s brain following the accident was enough to leave him with lasting brain damage. About a month after his accident, David Jevotovsk was discharged from NYU Langone for inpatient rehab in his hometown of Rochester, NY. Courtesy of David JevotovskyDavid Jevotovsky told The Post he has strong advice for cyclists: Don’t make the same he did and wear a helmet.
Zheng Qinwen ‘wishes I can be a man’ after French Open defeat
Zheng Qinwen was dealing with more than No. 1 Iga Swiatek on Monday in her fourth-round defeat at the French Open. Zheng Qinwen plays a forehand return to Poland’s Iga Swiatek during their French Open match on May 30, 2022. Iga Swiatek is into the quarterfinals of the French Open. REUTERSSwiatek, who won the 2020 French Open, now faces American Jessica Pegula in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Viral video shows how to block classroom door after Texas school shooting
Twitter / @RobbBeaux Democrats have called for stricter gun control laws after a decade of failed legislative efforts. Twitter / @RobbBeaux As of Tuesday morning, the video has been viewed more than 1.8 million times. Twitter / @RobbBeaux The instructor assures his audience the door can’t be opened from the outside. Twitter / @RobbBeaux The instructor has someone try, and fail to get into the classroom while the door is barred. The latest from the Texas school shooting“This is Americas [sic] problem,” Twitter user James Reynolds wrote.
Shannon Beador gets dragged for hanging with Kelly Dodd
“Really Shannon you’re still friends with Kelly? Hanging with Kelly Dodd? shannonbeador/Instagram“@shannonbeador still hanging out with Kelly Dodd ? not a good look. “The fact that you and @jljefflewis hang out with Kelly Dodd says a lot about you both…and it’s not good,” another commented. “I feel horrible for those little kids and those families,” Dodd said after facing backlash for a tweet about the Uvalde shooting.
Quiz: Are these 8 travel myths fact or fiction?
Tropes about drinking the local tap water keep international travelers on their toes. On the other hand, there’s a competing stereotype of the scared traveler who sticks to all things seal-protected. “It’s really dependent on where you’re traveling,” said Adam Schrader, director of operations for the travel risk intelligence company Riskline. Lin Chen, director of the Travel Medicine Center at Mount Auburn Hospital, said travelers should check with the CDC’s traveler health page to look for destination-specific guidance. Schrader says you can also talk to locals about how to approach tap water.
Opinion | How the AR-15 conquered America, as revealed by an industry insider
Can you explain how the gun industry has used video games and other similar tactics to try to boost sales of guns like AR-15-style rifles? AdvertisementBusse: The story of Daniel Defense bursting on to the market is a case study in how the gun industry has radicalized and changed. The gun industry became like a badly gerrymandered congressional district. Throughout blue America the feeling has intensified that assault-style weapons have no place in civil society. What this middle finger says is, “You can take your civil society and shove it.”AdvertisementBusse: Nothing conveys dominance and intimidation like a loaded AR-15.
Queen Elizabeth II’s image was projected onto Stonehenge. Cue the controversy.
Some said the World Heritage Site in Wiltshire, England, should be left untouched, citing its apparent history as an ancient religious site. ?We’ve projected eight portraits of Queen Elizabeth II onto Stonehenge. While English Heritage did not comment on backlash, it said that it has beamed images onto Stonehenge before. And in November 2014, footage of World War I soldiers was projected onto the landmark as part of a military tribute. Images of the queen are also popping up in homes and shop windows and beamed onto other iconic sites — including London’s Marble Arch.
The Path Forward: The U.S. Economy with Lawrence H. Summers
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Tropical development possible in Gulf of Mexico late week: Heavy rain, gusty winds expected to reach Florida
HOW TO WATCH FOX WEATHER ON TVThis is the area being monitored for possible tropical development this week. (FOX Weather)An upper-level kink in the jet stream is forecast to dip south into the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring the southern Gulf of Mexico and the northwestern Caribbean Sea for possible tropical development this week. Unless the system stays very weak and misses the peninsula to the south, it’s hard to see how South Florida can avoid impacts. Stay updated on the latest weather forecast.
Texas school shooting: Border Patrol agent reveals 'chaos' of responding to Robb Elementary
A Border Patrol agent is opening up Tuesday about the "chaos" he experienced after grabbing a shotgun and responding to the school shooting in Uvalde last week while he was off-duty. When he got there, Albarado said he saw "just chaos" as "everyone was trying to get to the school." TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: ONE WEEK LATER, FAITH LEADERS SHARE ANGUISH, HOPE FOR THE FUTURE"I was just trying to get towards my wife’s room and my daughter’s room," Albarado recalled. As he approached the school, Albarado told NBC "I could just see kids coming out of the windows and kids coming my way so I was just helping all the kids out." "All of her friends, I could just see their faces – half of them, fine, the other ones, panicking and crying," Albarado told NBC.
Colorado avalanche kills 1, injures 2 at national park
An avalanche at Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park killed one person on Sunday morning and injured two others near the Dreamweaver Couloir on Mt. The rock fall and avalanche were reported at 9 a.m. MT, according to the National Park Service, and witnesses who were climbing in the area called for assistance. One of the men suffered severe injuries and Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members requested assistance from a Colorado National Guard helicopter to extricate him using a hoist operation at 2 p.m. local time, when there was a brief weather window. According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), there have been seven total deaths during the 2021-2022 season. Fox Weather reported that officials say this avalanche was naturally occurring and that the CAIC put the area under moderate risk.
5,000 flights cancelled over Memorial Day weekend: Industry expert blames worker and pilot shortages
Travelers were rocked by thousands of flight delays over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, partly due to post-pandemic staffing shortages. Southwest Airlines Pilots Association President Casey Murray told "Fox & Friends First" Tuesday there are numerous "inefficiencies" that are causing travel delays, combined with severe weather across the country. More than 5,000 flights were canceled globally from Friday to Monday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. "Before noon Sunday, FlightAware.com reported more than three-dozen flights delayed and about a dozen canceled at Sea-Tac. Shortages from the ramp workers to operations agents, those who check you in, checking bags as well as to the pilots.
Watch CNBC's full interview with AMC CEO Adam Aron
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWatch CNBC's full interview with AMC CEO Adam AronAMC CEO Adam Aron joins 'Squawk Box' to react to the historic turnout for Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun' over the Memorial Day weekend. Aron also breaks down how the theater chain plans to diversify its business and explains his own stake in the company. "Even though we were diversifying, we were never taking our eye off the ball of our core business,' Aron tells CNBC.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022: Cramer says we're in a bull market within a bear market
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTuesday, May 31, 2022: Cramer says we're in a bull market within a bear marketJim Cramer names three stocks that everyone should own right now. He is continuing to high-grade the portfolio by adding more energy names. He also discusses his favorite health care companies to invest in.
Apple iPhone manufacturer says China lockdowns aren't hurting supply chain as much as feared
Customers walk past a digital display of the new green color Apple iPhone 13 pro inside the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, in New York, March 18, 2022. Foxconn, a major supplier of Apple's iPhones, said the impact of China's Covid lockdowns on its operations wasn't as bad as expected, Nikkei Asia reported Tuesday. In late March, China ordered a series of lockdowns in some major cities after it saw a surge in coronavirus cases. The comments don't necessarily mean Apple is totally in the clear from supply-chain constraints caused by Covid-19 lockdowns, or chip shortages, but it suggests the situation is at least improving for iPhone manufacturing. Apple's iPhone business generated $50.57 billion in revenue during Q2, a bulk of its $97.28 billion total revenue.
Opening Bell, May 31, 2022
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailOpening Bell, May 31, 2022Watch the opening bell for the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange from May 31, 2022.
20 classic French dishes everyone needs to try
(CNN) — The roots of French cooking run deep. Adobe StockThis list of classic French dishes would be incomplete without the inclusion of something from the country's extensive repertoire of patisserie. Related content 20 of the world's best soupsEscargotEscargot: Snails with parsley and garlic butter are a French delicacy. Adobe StockNot every French dish has a whole day devoted to it, but then again, the crepe isn't just any French dish. "French cooking is very technique oriented and pâte à choux is a very easy technique to master."
North America's most spectacular train journeys
Whether it's a day trip or a long-distance haul, you'll score instant nostalgia with one of these incredible North American railway journeys. Grand Canyon Railway & HotelGrand Canyon Railway offers a slice of American history. The Grand Canyon Railway ride is another way to experience the thrills of the Wild West, at a leisurely pace. Since 1901, travelers (including Theodore Roosevelt, Clark Gable and Bill Gates) have ridden the Grand Canyon Railway to take in dreamy views of Grand Canyon National Park. Along the way, you'll see Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Portland.
A stranger came out of the gloom on a Scottish island. She knew she should be with him
Working as a tour guide at Skara Brae was a dream come true. Wandering around the stone edifices, the two talked about the history of Skara Brae. 'I should be with him'After their time together at Skara Brae, Anthony and Rachael went their seperate ways. And as time went on, she resigned herself to that fact, even while she enjoyed recollecting their walk around Skara Brae at dusk. "Thanks to a certain tour guide my research focus had narrowed from Neolithic Britain to Neolithic Orkney," he says.
British airport disruption ominous for global travel recovery
Passengers queue to enter airport security ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport, in London, Britain, April 14, 2022. "We believe this is necessary to provide stability and a better customer service at Manchester Airport," TUI said after cancelling flights at the northern English airport. Some airlines have tempered once-optimistic summer growth forecasts, and noted it is taking longer than normal for staff to get security clearance. A spokesperson for London's Heathrow airport - Britain's busiest - said there were queues but that the airport was "flowing", while at Gatwick airport a spokesperson said "the airport is operating normally today but will be busy". In Sweden, the CEO of airport operator Swedavia has been summoned to parliament to answer questions about long queues at Stockholm's Arlanda airport.
Actor Spacey says he will go to UK to face sex crime charges - Good Morning America
Actor Kevin Spacey walks down Carlo Alberto street as he visits the city, where he is expected to return for a cameo appearance in a low budget Italian film, after largely disappearing from public view, in Turin, Italy, June 1, 2021. REUTERS/Massimo PincaLONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has said he will voluntarily appear in Britain "as soon as can be arranged" to face sex crime charges, Good Morning America reported on Tuesday. Police said the alleged assaults had taken place between March 2005 and April 2013 - four in the capital and one in Gloucestershire. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterSpacey will be charged if he is arrested in England or Wales, a CPS spokesperson said. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Kevin LiffeyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Ukraine's giant seed bank at risk of being lost as war rages
REUTERS/Valentyn OgirenkoLONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - In underground vaults near Ukraine's battlefields, the genetic code for nearly 2,000 crops is in danger of being permanently destroyed. The risk came into sharp focus earlier this month when a research facility near Ukraine's national seed bank was damaged, according to Crop Trust, a non profit organisation set up by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. The facility and Ukraine's seed bank are both based in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, which has come under intense bombing from Russia forces. "It would be a tragic loss if Ukraine's seed bank were destroyed." The director of the seed bank could not be reached, Ukraine's academy of science declined to comment and Russia's defence ministry did not immediately reply to request for commment on the damage.
Breaking International News & Views
GalleryThe grieving Texas town of Uvalde begins laying to rest the 21 children and teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school a week ago, with funerals scheduled Tuesday for a pair of 10-year-old girls.
Inside the Effort to Expand Abortion Pill Access
Abortion pills, which can be ordered online and delivered by mail, have already fundamentally changed reproductive rights in America. People of color, immigrants, those who live in rural areas, and teenagers are disproportionately unlikely to have access to abortion pills, says Upadhyay. Nearly two-thirds of the first 3,200 patients who have received abortion pills in Upadhyay’s study are white, compared to the national population of abortion patients, which is about 40% white. And while lawmakers have otherwise traditionally targeted abortion providers rather than patients, abortion pills—which patients can get by mail or can order online without a doctor’s involvement—complicate that dynamic. An ad promoting an event last month training people on medication abortion and self-managed abortion was rejected for the same reason.
Map: Pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. reach four-decade high. See which states had the most.
Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. reached a count not seen in 40 years. A spokesperson for the association cited multiple factors that contribute to pedestrian deaths: dangerous driving, the lack of pedestrian infrastructure such as sidewalks, road designs that prioritize speed, vehicle size and weight, and the weather. Fatalities increased in all but 13 states, including California, Maryland and Missouri, from 2020 to 2021. According to a GHSA analysis, states in the Southwest and South have the most deaths when adjusted for population. The increase in pedestrian deaths comes amid a surge in roadway fatalities, which Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has called a crisis.
Teen arrested after posting guns, caption asking Siri for directions to nearest school, sheriff says
Anderson posted images of himself with what appeared to be a handgun, a rifle and a tactical style vest along with the caption, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. An investigation found the handgun and rifle were “airsoft guns,” which resemble typical firearms and shoot nonlethal, plastic pellets. His arrest came one day after a 10-year-old fifth grader in Lee County, Florida, was arrested on a charge of making a written threat to conduct a mass shooting. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said it learned of a “threatening text message” sent by a student at an elementary school, culminating with the boy's arrest. “This student’s behavior is sickening, especially after the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said in a statement.
Ukraine's 'unicorn' LGBTQ soldiers head for war
As volunteer fighters Oleksandr Zhuhan and Antonina Romanova pack for a return to active duty, they contemplate the unicorn insignia that gives their uniform a rare distinction — a symbol of their status as an LGBTQ couple who are Ukrainian soldiers. Members of Ukraine’s LGBTQ community who sign up for the war have taken to sewing the image of the mythical beast into their standard-issue epaulettes just below the national flag. Ukraine and its allies call that a false pretext for a war of aggression. There was much back-slapping as they joined their new unit at Kyiv’s central station for a second three-month stint. Some of the team Zhuhan and Romanova knew but the commanders were not at the station.
2 people missing, 10 rescued after group goes over dam in Virginia
Two women are missing after a group went over a dam Monday afternoon in the area of Richmond, Virginia, authorities said. The Richmond Fire Department received a report just before 3:15 p.m. that a group of people were stranded in the river, Assistant Chief Jeffrey Segal said at a news conference Monday night. Minutes later, the fire department received a report that the group went over Bosher's Dam. It was not immediately clear what kind of watercraft the group was using. Two women remain missing.
Japan OKs $21B extra budget to tackle rising prices
Japan’s parliament on Tuesday enacted a 2.7 trillion yen ($21 billion) extra budget to tackle soaring fuel and food prices following Russian invasion of Ukraine. Japan’s parliament on Tuesday enacted a 2.7 trillion yen ($21 billion) extra budget to tackle soaring fuel and food prices following Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament enacted a 2.7 trillion yen ($21 billion) extra budget on Tuesday to tackle soaring fuel and food prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Wheat and corn prices are also up significantly, prompting food prices to soar. The extra budget will be financed by a new issuance of government bonds, adding a burden to the world’s third-largest economy, whose fiscal health is already the worst among major economies.
Here's the scoop on vegan ice cream — and why it's everywhere now
Here's the scoop on vegan ice cream — and why it's everywhere nowEnlarge this image toggle caption Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Peter Macdiarmid/Getty ImagesAs temperatures heat up and hordes of Americans begin spending their days at the beach or pool, they'll be thinking of that quintessential summer treat to help them keep cool: ice cream. Thanks to the popularization of plant-based diets, non-dairy ice cream has become a huge industry, catering to people with all types of palates, dietary needs, and curiosities for where the world of ice cream may be going. "There's been an amazing explosion in the availability of vegan ice cream, and also the quality of it as well," Martin said. "People used to think that vegan ice cream is lesser-than, or not as delicious, not as creamy," she said. Alicia Kennedy, a vegetarian food writer, said that until recently there were just a handful of little-known brands selling vegan ice cream.
Insulet Stock Falls After Dexcom Denies Buyout Talks
By Will FeuerShares of Insulet Corp. fell more than 11% in early trading after Dexcom Inc., a designer of continuous glucose monitoring systems, denied news reports that it is in talks to buy Insulet. Dexcom said Tuesday that it "is not in active discussions regarding a merger transaction at this time."
Excitement in Shanghai as officials promise reopening after two-month lockdown, and cases continue to flatten in U.S. Northeast
Shanghai counted just 29 new COVID cases on Monday, well below the roughly 20,000 a day it was recording in April. The U.S. is averaging 109,105 cases a day, up 14% from two weeks ago, according to a New York Times tracker. But cases are flattening in states in the Northeast that were recent hot spots, including New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island. By mimicking the first step of natural exposure to an airborne pathogen, these vaccines help train a person’s immune system at the potential place of infection. The U.S. leads the world with 84 million cases and 1,004,770 fatalities.
Alibaba, JD.com stocks rally as China moves to lift COVID lockdowns
ReutersTesla Inc has restored weekly output at its Shanghai plant to nearly 70% of the level which it had operated at before the city's COVID-19 lockdown, according to two people familiar with the matter. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Bringing production back to pre-lockdown levels has been a challenge for Tesla at the Shanghai plant, known as Gigafactory 3, amid the ongoing lockdown of the Chinese economic hub which forced the factory to shut for 22 days.
Europe is ‘not yet seeing signs’ of recession: Macro strategist
ReutersIndia has received requests for the supply of more than 1.5 million tonnes of wheat from several countries that need the staple to overcome shortages triggered by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, trade and government sources said on Monday. "More than half a dozen countries have approached India for more than 1.5 million tonnes of wheat and we will see how to go about these requests," said a government official who didn't wish to be identified in line with official rules. "India is keen to help vulnerable countries and anyone who needs wheat," said the official involved in decision making.
Burger King wants to reinvent the Whopper
ReutersThe humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. Supplies of the auto part were choked by the war in Ukraine, which is home to a significant chunk of the world's production, with wire harnesses made there fitted in hundreds of thousands of new vehicles every year. The supply crunch could accelerate the plans of some legacy auto firms to switch to a new generation of lighter, machine-made harnesses designed for electric vehicles, according to interviews with more than a dozen industry players and experts.
8 facts about McDonald's hamburgers that might surprise you
Product shot of a McDonald's Big Mac hamburger in 1977. McDonald's Big Mac. McDonald's hamburger. Andrew LaSaneAccording to the nutritional info listed for a McDonald's hamburger, it contains 25% of your daily value of protein. This October 13, 2010 photo shows a McDonald's Happy Meal complete with a "Star Wars" toy.
Aging Japanese militant in Beirut marks 1972 Israel attack
BEIRUT (AP) — An aging Japanese militant who spent more than a decade in an Israeli prison for his part in a deadly attack on Tel Aviv’s airport showed up in Beirut on Monday at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the attack. The 1972 attack on the airport was suspected to be a joint operation between the PFLP and the Japanese Red Army. Okamoto’s rare public appearance came two days after Fusako Shigenobu, who co-founded the Japanese Red Army, was released from prison in Japan after serving a 20-year sentence and apologizing for hurting innocent people. The two Japanese with Okamoto were killed in the attack while he was wounded. Japan has been demanding for years that Okamoto be handed over by Lebanon but Beirut has repeatedly rejected the demand.
ABQ gas station employee shoots alleged shoplifter as he drives away
The alleged shoplifter, a 30-year-old man, was shot in the face and crashed his truck a few miles away, according to police. She said her bother told her — through writing and nodding — the employee had shot him as he left the gas station. The video showed Orona grab something from near the register, put it in his waistband and walk back outside. Police said the video showed Orona raise his arms toward the truck with a black object in his hand and his arms jerk slightly. Police said as the truck drives away Orona bent down to pick up several items off the ground, items believed to be bullet casings.
9-year-old girl survives rare cougar attack in Washington
FRUITLAND, Wash. (AP) — FRUITLAND, Wash. — A 9-year-old girl survived a cougar attack after wandering up a trail with two friends while camping in northwest Washington state. It happened Saturday morning near Fruitland, Washington. The girl fought back while her friends ran for their lives. Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Staci Lehman says cougar attacks are rare, with only two fatalities in the last century in Washington state. If it attacks, “fight back as hard as you can and try to stay on your feet.”“Do not turn around.
Royal Caribbean Hints at Some Very Big News
The Royal Caribbean cruise line has been slowly but steadily making a major change to its fleet -- and it one-ups Carnival and Norwegian. The pandemic forced Royal Caribbean (RCL) - Get Royal Caribbean Group Report to make some tough decisions. TheStreetRoyal Caribbean Goes Big, Has Bigger PlansEven Royal Caribbean's smaller ships are generally much bigger than Empress and Majesty were. Royal Caribbean has, however, kept pushing its ships toward being bigger, even if it's not in a way passengers would notice. Royal Caribbean May Build a Seventh Oasis-Class ShipRoyal Caribbean had not even hinted at its plans beyond Utopia, Icon, and the future Icon-class ship.
10 books to add to your reading list in June
On the Shelf 10 June Books For Your Reading List If you buy books linked on our site, The Times may earn a commission from Bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookstores. Critic Bethanne Patrick recommends 10 promising titles, fiction and nonfiction, to consider for your June list. (Riverhead Books)ThrustBy Lidia YuknavitchRiverhead Books: 352 pages, $28(June 28)Meet Laisvé, who lives in a city called the Brook, its past largely submerged underwater as its inhabitants struggle to survive the present. Bitch: On the Female of the SpeciesBy Lucy CookeBasic Books: 400 pages, $30(June 14)When did we decide that female animals (including humans) are the noncompetitive gender? Like all his books, this one is accessible to everyone regardless of race or class.
Boy, 8, fatally shot by man randomly firing at cars, police say
An 8-year-old boy was fatally shot while riding in a car with his father, and sheriff’s officials say the shooter was firing at vehicles that passed his rural South Carolina home. He was a third-grader from Portsmouth, N.H., who was visiting Florence County, S.C., with his family for a relative’s high school graduation, the Portsmouth Herald said. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Charles Montgomery Allen, 40, who lives on a one-acre property on Old River Road. He was “randomly” shooting at cars, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. He was denied bond and was being held at the Florence County Detention Center.
Sebastopol's new cutting-edge bar pours wine from nearly every Sonoma AVA
SEBASTOPOL — My first wine tasting trip to Sonoma County in nearly three years could have been stressful. But did I really want to spend my day racing across this massive wine region nearly twice the size of Napa — needy Maltese and 11-year-old in tow — just to sit through long, expensive, overindulgent concierge-style appointments? You can’t find that anywhere right now.”A taste of that wine, a 100-pointer critically-acclaimed as “perfection from Sonoma,” will run you $26. Related Articles Restaurants, Food and Drink | Sonoma restaurants: The best new places to eat, from Sonoma to HealdsburgSonoma restaurants: The best new places to eat, from Sonoma to Healdsburg Restaurants, Food and Drink | What was 49er George Kittle doing onstage at BottleRock Napa? Restaurants, Food and Drink | Gala honors De Anza College’s wine connection And no need to flag down a tasting attendant or sommelier, though both are on staff.
A 10-year-old boy and his father were killed in a drive-by shooting on a holiday weekend marred by gun violence
Monday, May 30, 2022 Read moreA Philadelphia man and his 10-year-old son were killed in a drive-by shooting on Sunday during a holiday weekend that saw 13 homicides in the city, police said. At 6:38 p.m Monday, a 25-year-old man was killed in a shootout at 17th and Oxford Streets in North Philadelphia, authorities said. Two young women were killed on the street at 1:18 a.m. in a quadruple shooting in the 2900 block of East Tioga Street, police said. A 66-year-old man was shot once in the left side about 4:48 a.m. in the 5700 block of Anderson Street. In North Philadelphia shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a 56-year-old man was killed and a 33-year-old woman was wounded by gunfire.
Carjacking continues to plague Philadelphia. Here’s how young carjackers say they get away with it.
“Someone said let’s go get a johnny,” said a West Philadelphia teen, using Philly slang for a stolen car. As Philadelphia experiences an unprecedented rise in gun violence, the number of carjackings in the city has soared in the last two years. They brag on social media and feature the stolen cars in music videos, and the rise of mask-wearing, including ski masks, makes them feel more emboldened, as if they can get away with anything. He said he believes that most thieves exporting stolen cars do so by renting their own shipping containers and tow trucks, bypassing the loading dock’s verification process. » READ MORE: Before killing a 12-year-old, a South Philly plainclothes police unit caused frequent chaos, residents sayIn January, two men who called for a pizza delivery carjacked their delivery driver at gunpoint, the owners said.
Jonathan Akubu, suspect in carjacking ring, charged with two Philly murders
Jonathan Akubu of Drexel Hill was arrested Saturday in connection with the fatal carjacking of a 60-year-old man killed Feb. 6 in Northeast Philadelphia. Detectives used ballistics and cell phone records to connect Akubu to at least five incidents in the last two months. Akubu was charged with receiving stolen property in the Greenway Avenue case. Akubu is charged with aggravated assault in connection with that incident. Investigators later learned it belonged to Gbessay, Smith said, and they believe Akubu set it ablaze.
Two bodies recovered in Lake Pueblo after boat capsized over Memorial Day weekend
After a boat capsized Sunday evening, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Marine Evidence Recovery Team found another body during an overnight search in Lake Pueblo State Park, according to state officials. A person went missing over Memorial Day weekend when a boat with 13 people on board capsized due to high winds. “Our MERT team worked all night and around 5:45 a.m. we located a victim in 107 feet of water,” said Joe Stadterman, park manager at Lake Pueblo and MERT team member, in a Tuesday press release. Upon receiving a call for help after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, rangers rescued eight children and three adults by boat. The body recovered early Tuesday along the state park’s north shore was brought to the Pueblo County Coroner’s office for identification and cause of death.
Justice delayed in Palm Beach, for 32 years | Letters to the editor
(Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office)Re: It’s been 32 years since a clown shot Marlene Warren to death. However, as reported, the trial judge, Palm Beach Circuit Judge Scott Suskauer, reluctantly agreed to the delays, claiming he had cleared his schedule for the expected three-week trial. I have a duty to the public,” Suskauer told the lawyers. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)In my opinion, the judge has crossed the line of impartiality and should be disqualified from the case if he’s worried about the impact on his schedule. She is of the opinion that lots of students with loans would vote if such a program were in place.
Slight chance of severe thunderstorms in Chicago area Tuesday, forecasters warn
(Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)Scattered thunderstorms are expected throughout northern Illinois Tuesday afternoon into evening, with a slight chance some of the storms will develop into severe weather, according to the National Weather Service. “If storms do indeed become severe, large hail and damaging winds would be the primary threats,” meteorologists warned on the weather service website. The system could arrive in the Chicago area between 3 and 10 p.m., with the greatest chance of severe weather after 5 p.m., meteorologists said. The local threat will come as severe weather shifts from the Upper Midwest and into the Southern Plains Tuesday, according to the weather service. “A threat of severe weather exists (Tuesday) from the Great Lakes down through the southern High Plains,” forecasters said.
Empty spaces, broken hearts in a Texas town gutted by loss
We can’t let my kids, my grandkids live like this for the rest of their lives and for their kids’ lives,” he said. She feels helpless, because she knows so many people who lost children, and she has no idea what to say to console them. “I don’t know why he decided to kill my friends,” said the boy, bouncing nervously on a trampoline. They don’t know what to say, except that his friends are in heaven now with God. They also don’t know what to say when he tells them he doesn’t want to go back to school in the fall.
Locust Valley Middle School student going to national spelling bee
Locust Valley Middle School student going to national spelling beeThe winner of the Long Island Spelling Bee, Safiullah Sajid, a student at Locust Valley Middle School, is on his way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington. Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara
Single-vehicle crash kills driver in NE Portland
A person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Northeast Portland, police said. Officers responded to reports of the crash near Northeast Prescott Street and 102nd Avenue about 5:30 a.m., police said in a news release. The driver, who initially appeared to be breathing, died at the scene. The driver was not publicly identified, and police did not say what caused the crash. Investigators asked anyone with information about the crash to contact police at 503-823-2103 or by emailing crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, attention Traffic Investigations Unit, and referencing case number 22-144599.
Readers respond: Protect the Tillamook State Forest
Since moving to the Pacific Northwest and becoming truly immersed in the outdoors, my relationship with the natural world has never run deeper. One of the places that has become home to me is in the Tillamook State Forest along the banks of the Wilson River. It sets off primal reward systems that I didn’t know existed and has caused a sort of paradigm shift in how I view the natural world. The Tillamook State Forest, an hour from downtown Portland, provides a wide variety of wild edibles, including salmon and steelhead, wild mushrooms, blackberries, lady fern fiddleheads and more. I have shared many great times, enriched friendships, grown personally and gained an even greater appreciation for the natural world in that forest.
Ohio man drowns in Devil's Lake on Memorial Day weekend trip
An Ohio man drowned Sunday in a Lenawee County lake while on a Memorial Day weekend trip with family, police said. Thomas O'Leary, 39 of Sylvania, Ohio, was about to go tubing with his daughter before they both fell off the tube and into Devil's Lake in Manitou Beach near the Ohio border, according to a press release from the Lenawee County Sheriff's Office. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident, police said, and all children were wearing life vests while the man was not. O'Leary's family were on the trip with another family and rented a cottage on the lake, the release said. The dive team was assisted by Michigan State Police, the Toledo, Addison and Somerset fire departments and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Upper Arlington considering use of chemicals to treat athletic fields at parks
Upper Arlington City Council is expected to determine this month if the use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides will be permitted as part of a new turf-management policy for athletic fields at city parks. Under the proposal, those chemicals are "necessary tools" to enable Parks and Recreation staff to provide "quality athletic fields" to the community. "We are talking about the athletic fields of our parks, with a small buffer and not the entire area of the park," McLaughlin said. "Historically, Upper Arlington has been a leader in its environmental stewardship of its parks and sports fields with minimal to no use of synthetic pesticides," said Matt Petersen, a board member. Petersen added that the advisory board prefers the city continue to focus on the soils at its park athletic fields and issues that affect drainage, as opposed to using chemicals to treat them.
Balancing Act: Watch proving to be smarter than wearer
“What you need,” they said, “is a smart watch. If I don’t stop them, the watch crew will call the squad, and there’s no calling them back. I recently read an opinion piece by a New York Times columnist who decided to abandon the smart watch applause and simply listen to her body. So maybe I’ll keep my smart watch a bit longer. Balancing Act author Pat Snyder is a Beechwold resident and life-balance speaker and coach.
Grandview community enjoys trip down memory lane at Kindergarten Annex
It's been about 70 years, but Jill Kuyper still can remember attending kindergarten class in what was then the relatively new Kindergarten Annex building. Kuyper added that the annex building was a place where she felt comfortable. "The annex building has served us well over the decades," Culp said. The project to complete the new parking lot will be on a fast track, Culp said. "The thing that stands out for me is that it was a school built expressly for kindergarten-aged children," she said.
Sievierodonetsk mayor says Russian forces seize half of city
SLOVIANSK, Ukraine — Russian forces in a “frenzied push” have seized half of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk that is key to Moscow’s efforts to quickly complete the capture of the industrial Donbas region, the mayor told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “The city is essentially being destroyed ruthlessly block by block,” Oleksandr Striuk said. Evacuation efforts from Sievierodonetsk have been halted because of shelling. Military analysts described the fight for Sievierodonetsk as part of a race against time for the Kremlin. In neighboring Luhansk, two people were killed and four were wounded by shelling, Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai said Tuesday on Telegram.
Hurricane Agatha sets May record, then weakens over Mexico
PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico — Hurricane Agatha made history as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane season, making landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of small beach towns and fishing villages in southern Mexico. Agatha was downgraded to a tropical depression by Tuesday morning, with sustained winds down to 35 mph (55 kph). Heavy rain and big waves lashed the beach town of Zipolite, long known for its clothing-optional beach and bohemian vibe. “There is a lot of rain and sudden gusts of strong wind,” said Silvia Ranfagni, manager of the Casa Kalmar hotel in Zipolite. It was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific, said Jeff Masters, meteorologist with Yale Climate Connections and the founder of Weather Underground.
2 missing after group of 12 go over Bosher's Dam in the James River
Authorities on Tuesday released the names of two women missing near Bosher's Dam. Henrico police in a statement said they are Lauren E. Winstead, 23, of Henrico County, and Sarah E. Erway, 28, of Chesterfield County. Our earlier story ...Two women are missing after a group of 12 people went over a dam in the James River on Monday afternoon. RFD's first boat went into the water at 3:22 p.m., where alongside civilian kayakers, the fire department was able to rescue and account for 10 people. Nine of those individuals were taken to a reunification center at Station 25 to meet with family members.
A doctor claimed he had a ‘miracle cure’ for covid. He’s going to prison.
In March and April of 2020, as the coronavirus spread and people isolated in their homes, a doctor in San Diego boasted that he had his hands on a “miracle cure,” according to prosecutors — hydroxychloroquine. But Staley had a way of getting it, he later told an undercover federal agent. Staley was sentenced last week to 30 days in prison and a year of home confinement for the scheme. According to prosecutors, federal agents began looking into Staley after concerned customers alerted the FBI to the marketing emails from Skinny Beach Med Spa. “It’s preventive and curative,” Staley said to the undercover agent, court documents show.
Pickpocket review – existential thrills in Robert Bresson’s study of a thief’s progress
The then non-professional actor Martin LaSalle was cast by Bresson as Michel, a gloomy young man who spends his days writing his journal in a seedy bedsit: a precursor for the prison cell for which he is destined. (Michel is clearly an ancestor of Paul Schrader’s insomniac malcontents, but with his own monkish austerity.) Who could go back to working for a living after the fierce existential thrill of stealing from someone? After the intimate ecstasy, the almost sensual caress of the fingers inside the stranger’s pocket at the bar, the Métro, the racetrack? Or is stealing from strangers his idea of redemption after the unspeakable shame of stealing from his own mother?
‘Sleep with everyone! Be embarrassing!’ – the dada baroness who shocked society
Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was born Elsa Hildegard Plötz in the city of ?winouj?cie, now part of Poland, in 1874. In Venice this year, she was honoured as a dadaist pioneer who reimagined her everyday life as a performance. She collaborated with fellow surrealists Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray on the film The Baroness Shaves Her Pubic Hair. A jagged spike of split wood … the baroness’s Cathedral. Photograph: Justin Wonnacott/Courtesy of Carleton University Art Gallery, OttawaA new exhibition at London’s Mimosa House is celebrating the Baroness.
Amid a rash of cheesy samples, is UK rap running out of ideas?
It’s a motto that some UK drill rappers have adopted with gusto, leaving fans to question whether it’s harming or helping the genre. Another handy aspect of the sample drill craze, for labels at least, is that they make money from the royalties if they own the rights to the original sample as well as the new song. A strategy of throwing shit (J-Lo samples) at the wall (Spotify playlists) until it sticks (is Top 20 good enough?) Some of these new songs sample guilty pleasures. Tion Wayne has a new, coldly non-pop track out with Giggs this week.
14th-century samurai sword found in car at Swiss border
Swiss customs authorities have discovered an antique Japanese samurai sword made nearly 700 years ago, after it was smuggled into the country. The Federal Office for Customs and Border Security said the katana sword, dated to 1353 and valued at €650,000 (£550,000), was found in a car with Swiss plates during a routine search near Zurich. The driver, accompanied by his daughter, had not registered the objects at the Thayngen border crossing from Germany, officials said. Following the investigation, regional authorities imposed fines of more than 6,000 Swiss francs (£4,960) on the employer. The customs authorities said they had collected nearly 54,000 Swiss francs in VAT from the driver, who faced up to 800,000 francs in further fines.
Cardinal Angelo Sodano, former Vatican Secretary of State who found himself accused of shielding abusers – obituary
Two years later John Paul II gave Sodano the top job in the Vatican, Secretary of State, creating him a Cardinal soon afterwards. A frequent visitor to Legionary headquarters, Sodano was also on the receiving end of Maciel’s (a fabled fundraiser’s) generosity. Despite the fact that Sodano had been Maciel’s point man in the Vatican, his career did not suffer. The Dean was Cardinal Ratzinger, which meant that Sodano had to fulfil the role of Dean in the Papal election after Ratzinger was elected Pope. Despite the fact that all offices in the Vatican lapse on the death of a Pope, Ratzinger, as Benedict XVI, reconfirmed Cardinal Sodano as Secretary of State and also approved his election as Dean of the College of Cardinals.
Sperm donor who hid low IQ genetic condition is ‘victim’, claim parents
A sperm donor who fathered 15 children despite having a rare genetic condition that causes low IQ is a “victim of his own kind heart”, his family have claimed. However, he was unmasked in a rare move by a High Court judge after he demanded access to some of the children. Mrs Justice Lieven, sitting in the Family Division of the High Court in Derby, named him in a bid to stop other women from using him as a sperm donor. “I was shocked because we didn’t even know he had a girlfriend and then he told me he was a sperm donor and I thought it was one and couldn’t believe it was any more. She also said he should be named to stop other women from using him as a sperm donor, adding: “I have no confidence that he will not act as a sperm donor in the future.
Kremlin spends $10m to access internet sites it has banned itself
The Kremlin has spent $10m on technology to get around its own bans on accessing Western websites, according to new figures. Since the February invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s public sector has spent millions on virtual private networks (VPNs), which allow users to bypass internet restrictions on certain websites. A new analysis of public contracts placed by Russian state agencies reveals how much the country has spent getting around its own internet blocks. VPNs operate by routing users’ web traffic through special digital tunnels that help disguise its true origin and destination. Critics of VPNs say operators of such services gain valuable insights into, and, potentially, control over, customers’ web browsing habits.
Donald Trump Jr suggests Uvalde shooting could have happened with a bat
Donald Trump Jr has published a scathing rant video about how the Uvalde shooter could have killed the same number of people using a bat. “They’ll blame it on the guns, they’ll blame it on everything because no one can possibly take responsibility for their actions,” he said. “He wouldn’t have done the exact same thing with a bat, or a bomb, or some sort of improvised device?" Salvador Ramos was able to walk into a store and buy two AR-15 rifles and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition legally. Click here to sign up to our newsletters.
Our world-class breakfasts are the one thing that truly unites this fractured country
For all our cakes and buns and comforting stews, our pies and potatoes and mad fixation with putting everything and anything on toast, Britain is a country that runs on breakfast. Without wanting to get too Nigel Farage about it, our breakfasts are clearly world class – superficially celebrated yet rarely given the respect they deserve. It’s the one thing that truly unites this fractured country. However we vote, whichever team we support, even if we rarely eat before noon, we’re an island of breakfast worshippers next to a continent largely content with a coffee and a pastry on the hoof. While I’m not saying breakfast is the national religion I might go as far as to call it a cult.
Queen's corgi trend must stop because of 'serious health issues', urges PETA
PETA has urged people to stop buying corgis, the Queen's iconic favourite breed of pup, warning of their potentially serious health issues. "They have serious health issues and purchasing them supports breeders who churn out litter after litter for profit. Corgis were first associated with the Queen in the 1940s, when Susan (the Queen's first Pembroke Corgi) was born. In fact, numerous corgi campaigns have been released in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, including a "PJ the corgi" emoji and a corgi trail treasure hunt. Some commenters also made reference to the health issues of other breeds, such as pugs and boxers, who are well-known to struggle with breathing as a result of inbreeding.
Lego models of royal family unveiled to celebrate Queen’s platinum jubilee
A miniature display of the royal family – including a Lego replica of the Queen which took 15 hours to build – has been unveiled at Legoland Windsor to mark the platinum jubilee. The display took Legoland Windsor’s model makers around 282 hours to build, using more than 18,000 individual bricks. Chief model maker Paula Laughton said the team had “pulled out all the stops” to mark the jubilee. The Red Arrows have also been created in Lego, with nine planes, which were built by one model maker over 33 hours, flying down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace. Ms Laughton said: “The royal connection between Windsor and Her Majesty meant that our model maker team had to pull out all the stops to mark this monumental occasion here in Miniland.
Queen returns to London ahead of platinum jubilee bank holiday weekend
The Queen has returned to London ahead of her platinum jubilee celebrations this weekend, after spending a short break at her Balmoral home in Scotland. Her Majesty was spotted arriving at Aberdeen Airport today to fly back to London, after arriving in Scotland on Thursday. Her return comes just days before celebrations for the Queen’s platinum jubilee are set to begin, which will kick off with the Trooping the Colour parade on Thursday, followed by the lighting of the platinum jubilee beacons on Thursday night. However, earlier this month Buckingham Palace said that the Queen’s attendance at these events would likely only be confirmed the day-of. She also tested positive for coronavirus in February this year, just after she marked her 70th year on the throne on 6 February.
Anti-abortion zealots take creepy action to deter abortion clinic users
As the decision on Roe v. Wade draws near, many abortion activists fear what could happen next to patients who visit abortion clinics, especially given the harassment patients face already. Already, anti-abortion organizations show up at clinics like Planned Parenthood, stand outside attempting to harass patients out of an abortion, and protest abortions with graphic images on signs. One pro-choice organization, Charlotte For Choice, posts videos on their TikTok page showing how intimidating anti-abortion activists can be to patients visiting a clinic. Mobley told MIT Technology Review, that sometimes anti-abortion activists will offer free WiFi to visitors under the name 'abortion info' that immediately brings up a webpage filled with anti-abortion material. #VenmoSpringBreak #macysownyourstyle #AerieREAL #clinicescort #clinicdefender #40WeeksOfHarassmentDefenders like Mobley fear that should Roe v. Wade be overturned, many of the surveillance tactics anti-abortion activists use could be used in court.
‘Trans women are not a threat to women’s sport’: Lia Thomas breaks silence over attacks on her swimming success
Trans swimmer Lia Thomas has broken her silence over the attacks on her success, saying that “trans women are not a threat to women’s sport”. Ms Thomas, 22, said in an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America broadcast on Tuesday morning that she hopes to compete in the Olympics. “Trans women are not a threat to women’s sport,” Ms Thomas said. We transition to be happy and authentic and to be ourselves,” Ms Thomas told Good Morning America. Should that also disqualify them?” Ms Thomas responded.
How a Ukrainian prisoner of war survived Russian captivity and made it home
"The food stayed for several hours untouched. She came back asking if I was full and took it back. We were there without any anaesthetics. I believed I had to survive; it was all I could do."
Kevin Spacey says he will voluntarily appear in UK court on sexual assault charges
The first two charges relate to alleged sexual assaults on a man, now in his 40s, in London in March 2005, while a second man, now in his 30s, is alleged to have been assaulted in London in August 2008.
British airport disruption ominous for global travel recovery
By Alistair SmoutLONDON – Cancelled flights, long queues and staff shortages have disrupted the travel plans of British holidaymakers during the half-term break, a grim sign of possible summer strife for a global sector battling to rebound from a two-year COVID slump. “We believe this is necessary to provide stability and a better customer service at Manchester Airport,” TUI said after cancelling flights at the northern English airport. A spokesperson for London’s Heathrow airport – Britain’s busiest – said there were queues but that the airport was “flowing”, while at Gatwick airport a spokesperson said “the airport is operating normally today but will be busy”. In Ireland, Dublin airport descended into chaos on Sunday when more than a thousand passengers missed flights as staff shortages forced travellers to queue for hours to pass through security. In Sweden, the CEO of airport operator Swedavia has been summoned to parliament to answer questions about long queues at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport.
Nine-year-old wakes up from coma after being attacked by a cougar at a Washington kids camp
A nine-year-old girl has woken up from a coma after being brutally attacked by a cougar at a Washington state campsite. The little girl was airlifted to the hospital, where she underwent 'several hours of surgery' and had to be intubated, her uncle Alex Mantsevich wrote on GoFundMe. 'She’s definitely a fortunate little girl, and as she said in her own words, brave and tough,' Lehman told KIRO 7. The little girl was airlifted to the hospital where she underwent 'several hours of surgery' and had to intubated. Washington state records show cougar attacks are rare and only around 20 attacks have led to human injuries.
The Queen arrives at Aberdeen Airport for flight to London for Platinum Jubilee
Close to 200 national treasures will take to the stage to serenade the Queen by singing the national anthem at the grand finale of the Platinum Jubilee festivities. The Gold State Coach that took the Queen to her Coronation in 1953 is making its first appearance on the streets of London since 2002 at Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee weekend. ** What are you doing to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee? Platinum Jubilee Beacons (from 9.25pm)On Thursday evening, more than 3,000 beacons will be set ablaze across the UK and the Commonwealth in tribute to the Queen. Epsom Derby (from 4pm)The Queen is no longer planning to attend the Epsom Derby during her Platinum Jubilee weekend.
Ruins of a 3,400-year-old submerged city in Iraq reappear above river surface as dam dries up
AdvertisementThe lost city of 'Zakhiku' has resurfaced after spending decades underwater in the Mosul reservoir on the River Tigris in Iraq. References to this city appear in historic records dating to around 1800 BC, suggesting that it stood in the Tigris River Valley for at least four centuries. AdvertisementThe extensive ancient metropolis is located in Kemune in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and once sat on the River Tigris. Construction of the Mosul dam took place between 1981 and 1984, and the following spring it began to inundate the Tigris river and fill the reservoir. Some clay tablets, which may be letters, were found still in their clay envelopes and are being translated.
American holidaymakers reveal the ups and downs of their first ever UK visit
That's how our road trip began, so at least it made the rest of the driving seem easy in comparison.' Couple Cara Atwell and Jeremy Davis (above) arrived in the UK for the first time on March 23 this year for a road trip around England and Scotland. York, pictured, was the best part of the trip for Jeremy and CaraJeremy and Cara are pictured here at Saint Michael's Mount in Cornwall. We'd also love to visit Wales and Northern Ireland.' To see videos of Cara and Jeremy's travels, visit their YouTube channel – The Magic Geekdom.
Leading lady: Queen Elizabeth II's cinematic moments
Leading lady: Queen Elizabeth II's cinematic moments13:52 ENCORE! © FRANCE 24 screengrabBy: Louise DUPONT | Alison SARGENT | Jennifer BEN BRAHIM | Lise DEGAND | Clémence DELFAUREAs Britain celebrates its monarch's 70 years on the throne, we take a look at how Queen Elizabeth II has been portrayed on screen – including her one and only film appearance alongside another British icon. We also hear from actress Kate Winslet, who spoke to our team in Cannes about gender equality in the film industry.
Managing the growing number of non-indigenous species in the Mediterranean Sea
Hundreds of new species have invaded the Mediterranean Sea, altering local biodiversity and disrupting fisheries. Ocean looks at both the problems and opportunities presented by their arrival.
New Apple museum opens in former Warsaw factory
The collection spans the entire history of the US tech giantWarsaw (AFP) – A new museum opening in a former metalworking factory in Warsaw brings together 1,600 exhibits linked to Apple -- the result of years of painstaking efforts by a determined Polish collector. Advertising Read more"It is the biggest and most complete Apple collection in the world," boasted Jacek Lupina, a 56-year-old architect, who amassed the collection spanning the entire history of the US tech giant. The museum is housed in Fabryka Norblina, a red-brick factory from the early 19th century in central Warsaw which has been turned into a retail and entertainment space. Two hundred models of the Apple 1 were produced and sold at the time for $666.66 (620 euros) each. 'Sold the furniture'The museum includes dozens of computers such as the Apple II, Lisa, iMac, Power Mac, Macbook, Mac Pro, as well as iPhones, iPods, iPads, instruction booklets, software and other objects from the Apple universe.
WHO: Tobacco's environmental impact is devastating
WHO: Tobacco's environmental impact is devastating04:37 © APThe tobacco industry is a far greater threat than many realise as it is one of the world's biggest polluters, from leaving mountains of waste to driving global warming, the WHO said on May 31. Dr Kerstin Schotte was our guest.
China’s internet on-demand services tumble the most in years amid Covid lockdowns, economic headwinds
A food delivery worker navigates between shared bicycles during a lockdown in Shanghai on May 16. Photo: Bloomberg
What the abolition of America’s right to abortion could mean for other rights
A right to abortion, Justice Samuel Alito correctly points out in his leaked (and, as yet, unofficial) opinion overruling Roe v Wade, is mentioned nowhere in the constitutional text. Each is protected as a “substantive due process” right. That might provide grounds for an abortion right at least through the first trimester. It may require more ingenuity to erase one without making others vulnerable to the Supreme Court shredder. Why abortion rights are under threat in AmericaWho is Ketanji Brown Jackson, Joe Biden’s Supreme Court pick?
Ukraine’s giant seed bank at risk of being lost as war rages
The risk came into sharp focus earlier this month when a research facility near Ukraine’s national seed bank was damaged, according to Crop Trust, a nonprofit organization set up by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The facility and Ukraine’s seed bank are both based in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, which has come under intense bombing from Russia forces. Reuters could not determine the cause of the damage and Crop Trust said only that the research facility had been hit, but declined to give further detail, citing security regions. “It would be a tragic loss if Ukraine’s seed bank were destroyed.”The director of the seed bank could not be reached, Ukraine’s academy of science declined to comment and Russia’s defense ministry did not immediately reply to request for comment on the damage. Read more: US says diplomats not ready for talks with Russian counterparts over Ukraine war
$2M tabernacle stolen from church in New York City
$2M tabernacle stolen from church in New York CityA tabernacle, worth about $2 million, according to police, was stolen from St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Where are the best places to relax and refuel during a road trip in the US?
Vote: Best Campground »Best Gas Station BrandOn December 1, 1913, America’s first drive-in gas station opened in Pennsylvania. Vote: Best Gas Station Brand »Best Glamping SpotGlamping, or "glamorous camping," has received a lot of attention in recent years. Vote: Best Roadside Motel »Best RV ParkThese RV parks, nominated as the best in the country, offer basic facilities, beautiful scenery and access to some of the country’s most interesting places. Vote: Best RV Park »Best State Park for RVing/CampingThe United States is home to more than 10,000 state park units, attracting some 739 million annual visitors. Vote: Best Vintage Trailer Hotel »Remember, you can vote once per day in each category.
So you want to keep LGBTQ Pride events 'family friendly'? That's a prickly wish.
When we moved to a new city several Junes ago, Zach and I were excited to meet new friends and make the area feel like home. So even before we finished unboxing our belongings, we made sure to attend some of the local LGBTQ Pride events. We watched as hundreds of our new neighbors in solid-colored T-shirts marched through the historic downtown in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, forming a rainbow as long as the parade itself. We stopped by the open-air marketplace to sample food and drinks from local vendors. And later that evening we enjoyed live music and nightlife complete with thumping dance beats and drag queens.
Midterms 2022: News and Updates
Courts rejected the cases and election officials were unconvinced, thwarting a stunning assault on the transfer of power. Some former election officials say they are hopeful that when election skeptics observe the process they may finally be convinced that the system is sound. Asked about her project at the Pennsylvania training, Ms. Mitchell declined an interview request and asked a reporter to leave. This year, its multimillion-dollar investment includes hiring 18 state “election integrity” directors and 19 state “election integrity” lawyers. Ms. Mitchell is no doubt connecting with some of the fringe groups and ideas some in the party once avoided.
The Next Big Addiction Treatment
It’s still uncertain how effective using psilocybin to treat addiction is in the long-term and whether some individuals are more likely to benefit than others. Still, many experts hungry for new addiction therapies say that psilocybin represents a new and potentially exciting treatment for people suffering from a disease that is difficult to address. Long after the short-term withdrawals have waned, people suffering from addiction often face living without the stress release valve that their habit gave them. Some experts say psilocybin addresses that psychological need. Back in the psychedelic heyday of the 1950s and 1960s, such drugs were evaluated for treating depression and addiction with mixed results.
Mental Health Providers Are Busier Than Ever. Here’s How to Find One.
When The New York Times surveyed 1,320 mental health professionals in November, nine out of 10 therapists said the number of people seeking care was on the rise. During a Senate committee hearing in February to address the nation’s growing mental health and substance abuse problem, Senator Patty Murray of Washington noted that nearly 130 million Americans live in places with less than one mental health care provider per 30,000 people. Even therapists can have trouble finding help. Thomas Armstrong, a clinical psychologist in eastern Washington, waited more than a year to get treatment for his youngest child, who was 2 when they started searching. If you are looking for a mental health care provider, don’t give up — there are several strategies that can help.
Cold Water Plunges Are Trendy. Can They Really Reduce Anxiety and Depression?
Why do people think cold water is key? There are several reasons to think that cold water might provide mental health benefits. This is likely why people say that a dip in cold water wakes them up, Dr. Tipton said. Several conditions, including depression, are tied to chronic inflammation, said Mark Harper, an anesthesiology consultant at Royal Sussex County Hospital, who is studying cold water swimming as a treatment for depression. Researchers know more about the dangers of cold water than its potential therapeutic effects.
Is travel insurance worth it? What to know before you book your next trip.
You don't need travel insurance to protect some vacation expenses, like flight cancellations. Travel insurance, however, can cover a lot more than what you invested in your trip, particularly for medical emergencies. If you opt for travel insurance, it's crucial to read the fine print to see what's actually covered. With the unofficial start of summer and after more than two years of pandemic uncertainty, travelers are ready to get away – regardless of high prices. Americans are expected to spend, on average, $2,644 on summer vacations, 30% more than in 2019, according to the latest Vacation Confidence Index from insurance providers Allianz Partners USA.
How I Knew I Needed to Quit Instagram
I also knew I had to go cold turkey; moderation not only required a massive amount of energy, it failed me every time. I still felt anxiety because I am an anxious person, but I wasn’t choking on it. If something was negatively received, or I lost people, I was consumed by anxiety and felt compelled to “fix” it. The more I posted, the less I felt like my true self. And “the here and now” is where the true self lives.
The 25 best women’s white sneakers for every budget and style in 2022
Not to mention, some of the best women’s white sneakers don’t have to break the bank. Ahead, find the 25 best women’s white sneakers for every budget and style. Steve MaddenOK, Steve Madden’s Catcher White Sneakers have to be one of the most modern-minded and chicest styles on our list. These white sneakers are made of 100% pure cotton and come in a slew of other colors to pick up for additional styling. AmazonThis Vejas lookalike is one of the best of Amazon’s white sneaker sales we stumbled upon.
Fill your home with summer scents with the best candles for 2022
This spring and summer scent is from Sweet Water Decor, shoppable on Amazon in a variety of other smells as well. Grove Co. has a new summer scent, smelling of pink grapefruit, jasmine and a warm vanilla. ApothekeHead to the farmer’s market this summer, by way of summer candle scents. A two-in-one gift, Jackpot Candle comes in a variety of sweet scents like lavender, birthday cake and caramel latte. Yankee CandleFrom the experts on all things candles, the trending scent of summer is the Japanese-inspired Sakura Blossom Festival candle.
Ric Flair deserves chance to find closure in final match — even with risks
The Post’s Joseph Staszewski will be bringing you around the world of professional wrestling every Tuesday in his weekly column, the Post Match Angle. Ric Flair deserves a chance to have his moment on his terms — albeit a very risky one. This is gonna be fun and that’s what it should be because that’s what Ric is looking to do. Thompson mentions Flair being “big on overcoming adversity.” In 2013, he lost his son Reid to a drug overdose. Thompson said Flair wasn’t thrilled with where he was physically and mentally for his final match in TNA.
The 50 best Father’s Day gift ideas of 2022: YETI, Columbia and more
Luckily, we but our shopping hats on and rounded up the 50 best Father’s Day gift ideas across the online market. But don’t wait too long, as Father’s Day is right around the corner. AllbirdsIt wouldn’t be fair to bring you the best Father’s Day gifts without including Allbirds. Tipsy ElvesHave a little fun this Father’s Day with this bright teal and banana-cover button up. If that’s the case for you, then this is the ideal Father’s Day gift for your special father figure.
The 50 best Father’s Day gifts you can buy on Amazon in 2022
Whether you’re shopping for jewelry, swimsuits under $35 or air fryers, there’s always much to anticipate from Amazon — including thinking ahead for this year’s Father’s Day gift. Behold: the ultimate Father’s Day gift ideas list that’s Amazon-sourced for you to click “add to cart” and head to checkout in seconds. Ahead, shop the 50 best Amazon Father’s Day gifts for 2022 that’s perfect for all kinds of dads: the fathers who have everything, the guys who have a bit of a nerdy side and more. Amazon Gift Card in Gift Box, select amountAmazonPurchase it with: DoorDash Gift Card (select amount)If you’re really in a pickle over what to get dad, an Amazon Gift Card has to be No. With a storage case and included beans for tossing (hopefully in the hole), this classic set is a no-brainer this Father’s Day.
People who drink coffee daily live longer, study says
Mounting evidence shows caffeine lovers who drink coffee daily are less likely to die early compared to those who don’t, a new study suggests. Ultimately, they discovered that those who drank unsweetened coffee regularly were 15 to 21% less likely to die than the participants who didn’t. The study also found that people who drank between one and four cups of lightly sweetened coffee every day were 29 to 31% less likely to die. Getty ImagesResearchers studied 171,616 participants with an average age of 55.6 years, looking at people who drank unsweetened, sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened coffee. Drinking too much coffee can not only cause the jitters but also insomnia, increased heart rate and more.
Man, 29, fatally shot in the head on Brooklyn street: cops
A 29-year-old man was fatally shot in the head on a Brooklyn street early Tuesday, authorities said. The victim was struck around 1:40 a.m. near the corner of Marcy and Lexington avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, police said. About an hour later, a 21-year-old man was blasted in the torso at the corner of Atlantic and Autumn avenues in Cypress Hills, authorities said. The victim was struck around 1:40 a.m.. Robert MeceaThe circumstances of both shootings remain unknown. Robert MeceaHe was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition.
Seniors won't see their Medicare premiums reduced midyear after all
But first …Medicare enrollees will have to wait until next year for premium reliefSeniors won't see cheaper Medicare premiums until next year, after a steep cut in the price and expected use of a controversial Alzheimer’s drug. But it would be too heavy a lift to reduce the cost of premiums midyear, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services concluded. It’s now possible a reduction in premiums for Medicare Part B, which covers doctor visits for seniors, could be announced before the Nov. 8 midterm elections. More from CMS:CMS has released a report that recommends savings from lower-than-expected Medicare Part B spending be passed to Medicare beneficiaries in 2023. AdvertisementIn November, CMS announced a roughly 14.5 percent increase to premiums for Medicare Part B, which covers doctor visits, some preventive care and other outpatient services.
Elon Musk claims something ‘very strange’ is happening to his Twitter feed
Rabble-rousing SpaceX boss Elon Musk claimed that something “very strange” was going down on his Twitter after his older Tweets failed to load. Two weeks ago, Musk claimed that he will not go through with his $44 billion takeover of Twitter unless the social media platform offers definitive proof that less than 5% of its daily users are spam and bot accounts. “Very strange indeed,” the 50-year-old Tesla Boss Tweeted in response to the social media samaritan’s warning. It’s yet unclear what caused Musk’s Tweets to disappear into the virtual void, however, Markryan claimed that the incident was deliberate and indicative of Twitter’s lack of transparency. “Very strange indeed,” Elon Musk said in response.
Esophageal cancer may be rising among the middle-aged
Placeholder while article actions loadAbout 20,640 U.S. adults will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer this year, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society (ACS). A report, however, suggests that esophageal cancer may be increasing among middle-aged people. Barrett’s esophagus, which usually develops when the lining of the swallowing tube is damaged by chronic acid reflux, is considered a common precursor of esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer will prove fatal to an estimated 16,410 U.S. adults this year, according to the ACS. The researchers, who presented their findings at the 2022 Digestive Disease Week conference, say that more middle-aged people should be screened for esophageal cancer.
Democrats up pressure on Silicon Valley to safeguard abortion data
The trend highlights how — without a federal data privacy law in place — Democrats in Washington have limited tools at their disposal to try to prevent tech companies from scooping up and sharing sensitive health information with authorities in GOP-led states. “Democrats must swiftly pass a strong national consumer data privacy standard that protects our personal information including pregnancy status and other health data,” Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) said in a statement earlier this month. Privacy policies aren’t working, The Post’s tech columnist arguesOur tech columnist collected all the privacy policies for the apps on his phone. A federal privacy law could move companies in that direction. The R Street Institute hosts an event on the path forward for a federal privacy law Wednesday at noon.
Hurricane Agatha sets May record, then weakens over Mexico
Placeholder while article actions loadPUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico — Hurricane Agatha made history as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane season, making landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of small beach towns and fishing villages in southern Mexico. Agatha was downgraded to a tropical depression by Tuesday morning, with sustained winds down to 35 mph (55 kph). Heavy rain and big waves lashed the beach town of Zipolite, long known for its clothing-optional beach and bohemian vibe. “There is a lot of rain and sudden gusts of strong wind,” said Silvia Ranfagni, manager of the Casa Kalmar hotel in Zipolite. It was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific, said Jeff Masters, meteorologist with Yale Climate Connections and the founder of Weather Underground.
The troubled legacy of feminine care products
Wellness The troubled legacy of feminine care products Washes and wipes remain popular, especially among Black women, even though doctors say they are unnecessary and potentially harmful. Diamond Redden, a Honey Pot customer, has used different intimate care products off and on, including vaginal douches, since she started menstruating. In a more recent study of about 350 women aged 18 to 34 in California, Black people also reported using intimate care products, including douches, more than other women. But the market has since become dominated by other intimate care products, such as external washes and wipes. Redden, who spends about $300 a month on Honey Pot’s menstrual pads, wipes and washes, said she wasn’t aware of the history behind intimate care products, nor did she know that doctors often don’t recommend them.
Schools are struggling to meet rising mental health needs, data shows
As a result of the rising needs, 2 in 3 schools increased the types or amount of mental health services available, the survey found. Almost all schools — 96 percent — provided at least some school-based mental health services, most commonly from a school counselor or licensed mental health provider employed by the school system. The survey found that mental health needs were acute not just for students, but for school employees, too. About 3 in 10 schools reported an increase in workers seeking school-based mental health services, and 6 in 10 reported a rise in staffers’ concern over their own or their colleagues’ mental health. Some schools responded to these heightened needs by providing additional professional development on mental health and more time to prepare for classes.
Boston police warns of uptick in drink spiking, 'roofie' drugs at kick-off to summer
Boston police issued a warning Monday noting "numerous social media posts" from various people claiming they were victims of drink spiking at local bars over the Memorial Day weekend. The Boston Police Department issued a statement reminding the public of "the dangerousness of scentless, colorless and tasteless drugs" such as Rohypnol, also known as roofie, or other drugs such as GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid) or Ketamine, "being placed in the drinks of unsuspecting victims." The warning said to use your hand or other items to cover drinks and to test drinks with test strips or nail polish that light up a certain color if they detect drugs. Individuals are urged to get help immediately if they begin to feel dizzy, nauseated, light-headed or strange in any way. Boston police also noted the November 2021 advisory issued by the Licensing Board for the City of Boston regarding safety concerns for nightclub owners and other licensed establishments.
9-year-old girl survives rare cougar attack in Washington
A 9-year-old girl survived a cougar attack after wandering up a trail with two friends while camping in northwest Washington state. It happened Saturday morning near Fruitland, Washington. The girl fought back while her friends ran for their lives. WASHINGTON MOM SAVES TODDLER RUNNING TO HUG BLACK BEARFish and Wildlife spokeswoman Staci Lehman says cougar attacks are rare, with only two fatalities in the last century in Washington state. COUGAR BREAKS INTO WASHINGTON MAN'S HOME, PASSES OUT IN KITCHENAnyone confronted by a cougar should yell at the animal and try to make yourself look bigger than it is, she said.
As employers call workers back to the office, some AAPI women are on edge
As employers — especially those in financial services, consulting and law — attempt once again to summon workers back to offices this year, a sense of dread is common among AAPI women, according to Jo-Ann Yoo, executive director of the Asian American Federation. Then in March, seven AAPI women were assaulted during a two-hour spree in Manhattan. "This is a bittersweet time, because our issues are finally getting some attention," said Cynthia Choi, a San Francisco-based activist who co-founded Stop AAPI Hate. "There is a part of me that's like, 'Why do Asian women have to die for us to take these issues seriously?' `Even in broad daylight'The experiences of a half-dozen AAPI women living in New York, Chicago and San Francisco varied widely.
Apple's new iPhone and iPad software will reportedly add lots of big changes
The changes to the iPhone include updates to notifications, messages and the Health app, according to Bloomberg. The messages app is expected to get new audio message features, Bloomberg said. Meanwhile, the Health app is expected to get new features that work with the iPhone and Apple Watch, according to Bloomberg. Apple is reportedly going to add new widgets to the lock screen with support for "always-on" displays on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. That would allow you to see widgets on your iPhone even when it's just sitting on your desk.
'Top Gun' rakes in $156 million at U.S. box offices over holiday weekend
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via Email'Top Gun' rakes in $156 million at U.S. box offices over holiday weekendCNBC's Julia Boorstin joins 'Squawk Box' to break down the latest box office figures for Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun' over the Memorial Day weekend.
Sri Lanka appeals for farmers to plant more rice as food shortage looms
Laborers wait after unloading the sacks of rice at a wholesale market, amid the country's economic crisis in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 20, 2022. REUTERS/Adnan AbidiCOLOMBO, May 31 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka wants farmers to plant more rice as part of plans to avert a severe food shortage, a top official said on Tuesday, as experts warned of a 50% drop in production that would worsen the impact of its already-severe financial crisis. Sri Lanka is in the throes of its worst such crisis in more than seven decades. Talks are underway with India to procure 65,000 tonnes of fertliser and appeals have been made to seven other countries, Amaraweera said. Last month the central bank announced it would “preemptively” default on some of its external debt as the currency depreciated more than 50% and food inflation hit 46% in April.
Xi says China ready to expand ties with Zambia
Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds at a meeting commending role models of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/File PhotoBEIJING, May 31 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Zambian counterpart in a telephone call on Tuesday that China was willing to strengthen and broaden bilateral ties with Zambia, according to a Chinese state television report. Over the past year, China-Zambia relations have maintained positive momentum, Xi said, adding that China will promote the entry of more Zambian products into the Chinese market, especially high-quality agricultural goods. China will also strengthen epidemic control cooperation with Zambia, he told President Hakainde Hichilema. At the end of 2021, its external debt stood at $17.27 billion, of which China held $5.78 billion.
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GalleryThe grieving Texas town of Uvalde begins laying to rest the 21 school children and teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school a week ago, with two funerals scheduled Tuesday for two 10-year-old girls.
How To Take The Ultimate Vacation In Lewisburg, West Virginia
Below, we chat with Paige Lavender, news director at HuffPost, about why you’ll want to put Lewisburg, West Virginia, on your bucket list. It’s close to where the West Virginia State Fair takes place, and it’s home to a lot of events and businesses my family frequents. You can definitely walk most of the historic downtown area, but as with all of West Virginia, it’s a little hilly. Unless you’re going to the West Virginia State Fair, I’d avoid going that week, as the town gets a little crowded then. Also, it’s so easy to get around West Virginia with a car and there are so many other great spots within a short drive of Lewisburg.
Ukraine’s push to prosecute Russian war crimes leaves a Kharkiv mother to bury her son twice
She would shout and swear at him, while trying to physically block him from leaving the house they shared. She said a witness to the attack called the Kotenkos to let them know Russian soldiers had killed Volodymyr. By hand, they carried the bits of Volodymyr’s body that they were able to scrape out from the car and walked 9 miles back to their home. Back at their house, the Kotenkos packaged Volodymyr’s body parts into white tarps, dug a grave in their back garden and said goodbye to their son. Olga said she didn’t need a prosecutor to tell her that the killing of Volodymyr was a war crime.
PHOTOS: Congolese artists channel 'Mad Max' and Chewbacca with costumes made of trash
PHOTOS: Congolese artists channel 'Mad Max' and Chewbacca with costumes made of trashEnlarge this image toggle caption Colin Delfosse Colin DelfosseThere's a man wearing a suit of rubbery old car parts, like he's an extra in the film "Mad Max." And someone posing in a magnificent, Chewbacca-looking getup made out of ... hundreds upon hundreds of unrolled condoms. But they also highlight the resilience and beauty of its people, captured in a set of striking portraits by Belgian-based photojournalist Colin Delfosse in 2019. During the festival, the Congolese artists walked and danced around the city in their elaborate costumes. Enlarge this image toggle caption Colin Delfosse Colin DelfosseEnlarge this image toggle caption Colin Delfosse Colin DelfosseEnlarge this image toggle caption Colin Delfosse Colin DelfosseEnlarge this image toggle caption Colin Delfosse Colin DelfosseEnlarge this image toggle caption Colin Delfosse Colin DelfosseEnlarge this image toggle caption Colin Delfosse Colin DelfosseJonathan Shipley is a freelance writer based in Atlanta.
Candidate for Maryland governor tests positive for COVID-19
BALTIMORE (AP) — Wes Moore, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland, announced Monday that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Moore, 43, who is seeking the Democratic party’s nomination, revealed on Twitter that he is infected but asymptomatic. “I’m isolating and working from home and eager to be back on the campaign trail ASAP,” Moore wrote. Moore was the chief executive officer of the Robin Hood Foundation, an anti-poverty non-profit, from 2017 to 2021. He is the author of the 2010 non-fiction book, “The Other Wes Moore,” a story of two men with the same name whose lives followed different paths.
Amgen Reports Positive Phase 2 Study of Olpasiran in Lipoprotein(a)
By Colin KellaherAmgen Inc. on Tuesday reported positive topline data from a Phase 2 study evaluating olpasiran in the reduction of lipoprotein(a), reported to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The Thousand Oaks, Calif., biotechnology company said the study showed significant, sustained reduction in lipoprotein(a) in adults with levels over 150 nmol/L and evidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Opinion: Nasal COVID vaccines are being tested in 7 clinical trials -- how would they work?
That is the idea behind nasal COVID-19 vaccines, and they have been getting a lot of attention recently as a spray or liquid. These nasal vaccines would be based on the same technology as normal vaccines given by injection. More accurately called intranasal vaccines, these vaccines are liquids that can be given as a spray or through a dropper or syringe. So in theory, intranasal vaccines could provide better protection than vaccines given through a shot in the arm. This was first published by The Conversation — “Nasal COVID-19 vaccines help the body prepare for infection right where it starts – in your nose and throat“.
Watch: Canada Proposes Ban on Purchase and Sale of Handguns
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday a proposed ban on the purchase, sale and transfer of handguns in Canada. The proposed restrictions come less than a week after 19 students and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Photo: David Kawai/Bloomberg
Deutsche Bank, DWS Raided Over Allegations of Greenwashing
(Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG and its asset management unit had their Frankfurt offices raided by police, adding to the legal headaches facing Germany’s largest lender. DWS shares fell more than 5% on the news and Deutsche Bank declined as much as 2.6%. While DWS is publicly listed, Deutsche Bank owns an almost 80% stake. It’s targeting as-yet-unidentified DWS staff and executives. BaFin has initiated a probe of Deutsche Bank over private communications and the lender is facing a similar investigation in the US, Bloomberg has reported.
What we bought: My first tube amp… about 20 years late
Since the Ray doesn’t have a mic for voice assistants, you don’t need to worry about whether it can hear you if you place it in a media stand, either. There’s also an LED status light on the front, rather than on the top as it is on most Sonos speakers. This uses the microphone on an iPhone or iPad to balance the speaker’s audio based on how your room sounds. While the Ray is meant to be hooked up to your TV, it’s also a capable music speaker. The only real feature it’s missing compared to most other Sonos speakers is voice control.
Watch NASA's Mars helicopter complete a record-setting flight
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is still pushing boundaries long after its first Mars liftoff. As CNET notes, the space agency has shared video of Ingenuity's milestone 25th flight on April 8th, when it broke duration and speed records. The footage you see below was sped up to cut the viewing time to 35 seconds. The navigation camera switches off whenever Ingenuity is within three feet of the Martian surface to prevent dust from interfering with the navigation system. It's currently preparing for a 29th flight following a brief scare in early May, when the mission team lost communication after the helicopter switched to a low-power state.
14 Toxic Bosses Who Totally Lost It While Texting Their Employee And Embarrassed Themselves
ReutersA team of archaeologists has discovered a network of passageways under a more than 3,000-year-old temple in the Peruvian Andes. Chavin de Huantar temple, located in the north-central Andes, was once a religious and administrative center for people across the region. The passageways were found earlier in May and have features believed to have been built earlier than the temple's labyrinthine galleries, according to John Rick, an archaeologist at Stanford University who was involved in the excavation.
India withdraws warning on biometric ID sharing following online uproar
India has withdrawn a warning that asked users to not share photocopies of their national biometric ID following a widespread uproar from users on social media, many of whom pointed out that this is the first time they were hearing about such a possibility. UIDAI has now woken up after everyone's distributed photocopies of Aadhaar all over. This scale of adoption makes Aadhaar the world's largest biometric identity system. "UIDAI issued Aadhaar card holders are only advised to exercise normal prudence in using and sharing their UIDAI Aadhaar numbers. Aadhaar Identity Authentication ecosystem has provided adequate features for protecting and safeguarding the identity and privacy of the Aadhaar holder."
Thousands without power as severe weather destroys homes and knocks out power lines
Reuters VideosSTORY: Hurricane Agatha is expected to hit the coast on Monday afternoon.Locals were seen removing boats away from the coast and protecting buildings from possible damage.Experts expect a category 2 hurricane with wind speeds ranging from 105 to 223 miles per hour, according to Oaxaca State Civil Protection.More than 80 towns are at risk of floods and landslides, Civil Protection authorities have warned.
Over 42K without power in Minnesota after tornado, regional storms
Tens of thousands of people remained without power in Minnesota on Tuesday morning after strong storms left behind destruction. Images posted to social media showed major property damage, including trees toppled onto houses in the western city of Marshall and cars flipped over in Douglas County. Power outage tracker PowerOutage.US said that 42,530 customers were without power in the state. We are watching the new round of storms coming in and have crews working to restore power as quickly as possible around the state," Gov. "The whole landscape has changed," Mayor David Reller told them, adding that 75 structures had been affected.
Today’s Headlines: Plans for a massive new reservoir whip up old controversy
Enter email address Sign Me Up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)CALIFORNIAEfforts are underway to rebuild Greenville, Calif., from the ashes of the Dixie fire. “We’re trying to replace trucks and vans with something that’s 90% less energy.”OPINIONAmerica needs a Memorial Day for gun-violence victims. Memorial Day is a time to remember our war dead, those in the armed services who gave their lives to protect our nation. (Los Angeles Times)Eighty-seven years ago this week, the California Pacific International Exposition opened in San Diego’s Balboa Park.
Editorial: Police body cams shouldn’t be surveillance tools
Police body cameras and facial recognition technology serve two completely different purposes and shouldn’t be combined. Even the tech companies that make the software discourage or bar its use in police body cameras, on ethical grounds. California lawmakers recognized the obvious dangers in 2019 when they adopted a three-year ban on using facial recognition software with body cam images. In other states, the use of facial recognition technology has resulted in multiple wrongful arrests and racial profiling. Facial recognition software has no proper place in that relationship.
California has billions. Why is homelessness still a problem?
When I hear about the mountains of money California has, I wonder why solving homelessness remains so elusive. Los Angeles TimesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was arrested in Napa County on charges of driving under the influence. Los Angeles TimesSupport our journalism Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles TimesNetflix employees, activists, public figures and supporters gathered outside a Netflix location in Hollywood during a walkout last October. CALIFORNIA ALMANACLos Angeles: Sunny 78 San Diego: Sunny 68 San Francisco: Sunny 67 San Jose: Sunny 82 Fresno: Sunny 89 Sacramento: Sunny 89AND FINALLYToday’s California memory is from Skylar Blue (P.S.
Bay Area fisherman sued for most ‘egregious’ unlawful crabbing activity in San Francisco’s history
State Department of Fish and Wildlife investigators said they found over 90 crab traps within the ecologically fragile area off Northern California, where fishing of any kind is prohibited. “Our officers received an anonymous tip from a commercial fisherman who said he saw another fisherman’s crab traps in the Marine Protected Area. Efforts by The Associated Press to find contact information for Tran on Monday and seek comment about the lawsuit were unsuccessful. The district attorney’s lawsuit alleges Tran gained an unfair business advantage by illegally fishing in a Marine Protected Area. Whales and sea turtles also pass through the area, and crab traps threaten to entangle them.
Opinion: Inadequate water agency rules won't protect the Bay
A governmental agency made a decision May 11 that will affect everyone who lives in the Bay Area, especially those who depend on the San Francisco Bay and our creeks for recreation and livelihood. This agency, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, is responsible for protecting water quality throughout the Bay Area. Unfortunately, the agency’s plan is deeply flawed and isn’t going to solve the Bay’s serious storm water pollution problems. Our field scientists regularly patrol waterways around the Bay and take samples of storm water discharges from city outfalls. We know firsthand that storm water pollution from cities is a problem, and that this data can be collected easily.
3 great Sonoma County cheap eats restaurants
These spots prove that incredible food made with mindful ingredients can be quick, affordable and memorably delicious. Here are three amazing Sonoma County cheap eats, from Santa Rosa to Petaluma. They’re served al taglio, meaning by cut and weight, so you can try as many styles as you like. Sol FoodSan Rafael’s crazy-popular Puerto Rican eatery, Sol Food, opened its first Sonoma County outpost this spring, and the town of Petaluma has been crazy for their Cubanos ever since. For more food and drink coveragefollow us on Flipboard.
Study: Gas stoves greater climate threat than suspected
The same study that tested emissions around stoves in homes raised new concerns about indoor air quality and health because of levels of nitrogen oxides measured. That methane is on top of the 6.8 million tons (6.2 million metric tons) of carbon dioxide that gas stoves emit into the air when they are in use and the gas is burned, the study said. And what was surprising was that three-quarters of the methane released happened while the stoves were off, Jackson said. Jackson estimated that when all natural gas use and extraction is taken into account, about 100 million tons (91 million metric tons) of gas leaks into the atmosphere. And the couple million tons from gas stoves “is meaningful.
Climate change is ending our love affair with gas stoves
Methane emissions from gas stoves across the United States are roughly equivalent to the carbon dioxide released by half a million gas-powered cars in a year, it reports. But as California seeks to reduce emissions, purchases of induction stoves will likely surge. “But every time you turn on a gas stove, the air quality goes way down. Now, with a new Wolf induction stove, she’s learned how to skillfully use cast iron pans to boil pasta, toast tofu, even sear salmon. Higher electricity bills are hard for small business owners, said Baca, whose induction stoves pushed up his PG&E bills from $800 to $2,800 a month.
FDA investigating hepatitis A outbreak possibly linked to fresh strawberries in California and 2 other states
The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating a potential link between a hepatitis A outbreak and fresh organic strawberries. “If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away,” the FDA cautioned. Seventeen hepatitis cases have been identified in California, Minnesota and North Dakota, which have led to 12 hospitalizations, FDA said. Traceback investigations show that cases in California, Minnesota and Canada reported having purchased the strawberries. Related Articles Health | The end of our love affair with gas stovesThe end of our love affair with gas stoves Health | FDA investigating hepatitis A outbreak possibly linked to fresh strawberriesFDA investigating hepatitis A outbreak possibly linked to fresh strawberries Health | What was Luke Combs doing at BottleRock before his headlining set?
One dead after Memorial Day shooting near East Colfax
The Denver Police Department launched an ongoing investigation into the death of one person after a shooting on Memorial Day near East Colfax. The fatal shooting occurred in an alley along the 1600 block of Willow and Xanthia streets, according to a tweet by the Denver police published around 5 p.m. Monday. Initially, the victim was found with injuries to an unknown extent, but an update posted after 6 p.m. pronounced the person’s death. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner is expected to issue victim identification and cause of death. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or to report it online.
Take a ride on the S.S. Badger Lake Michigan Carferry
Take a ride on the S.S. Badger Lake Michigan CarferryThe S.S. Badger that travels across Lake Michigan from Manitowoc, to Ludington, MI, is the last coal-fired passenger steamship in operation in the US.
Pitmaster Matt Abdoo’s juicy pulled pork recipe will wow at your next barbecue
Pork shoulder is easy to cook, economical and forgiving of culinary missteps. Here’s a glimpse inside the book with the pork shoulder recipe, and all the spices and instructions you need to make juicy pulled pork. Pat the pork shoulder dry using a clean kitchen towel. BBQ Bits & Pieces: Wrapping with plastic wrap and foil is a terrific way to create a super-juicy pork shoulder. Tri-Tip RubMakes 1 cupINGREDIENTS:? cup ground black pepper? cup granulated garlic? cup sweet paprika1 teaspoon ground dried rosemaryDIRECTIONS:1.
Driver dies in rollover crash on I-94 near 115th Street
A motorist died after driving off Interstate 94 early Tuesday and crashing through a fence near 115th Street, according to Illinois State Police. The driver’s car rolled over as it left the southbound lanes shortly before 2 a.m. and stopped near Doty Avenue and Kensington Avenue, the state police said in a statement. The driver was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Authorities have not released the person’s name. State police said the crash remained under investigation.
‘We’re here when you’re ready:’ Sandy Hook parents send loving message to Uvalde families
[ For the parents and families of the Sandy Hook victims, every mass shooting is re-traumatizing ]“It helps you remember that you’re still connected, you will always be connected,” she said. Advertisement“We don’t want to insert ourselves into their grief,” said Hockley, who co-founded the national nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise with fellow Sandy Hook parent Mark Barden. Mark Barden with his son Daniel, who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. In a close-knit community like Uvalde or Sandy Hook, said Gay, it’s important to recognize that everyone is affected by a shooting like this. For those looking to help families in Uvalde, the crowdfunding website GoFundMe has set up a hub linking all verified fundraisers for families of victims at https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/donate-to-texas-elementary-school-shooting-relief.
Tuesday may be Portland’s sunniest day this week; high 77
High pressure moving into northwest Oregon should bring plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures Tuesday. Morning clouds should clear away before lunchtime, and Portland should see a high of about 77 degrees. Wednesday could start with patchy fog followed by increasing high clouds as marine air seeps into the valleys. Portland should see clouds and sun breaks, and temperatures will remain warm, but not as warm as forecasters expected over the weekend. There’s a slight chance of valley thunderstorms, but most of that action should remain in the Cascade mountains.
Readers respond: Why resist background checks?
If you believe that “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” then how can you possibly disagree that comprehensive and effective background check systems are exactly what’s needed to prevent the wrong people from owning guns? Alan Mela, Portland
Memorial Day weekend in Connecticut one of the deadliest in several years after 10 die
Four people were killed in a one-car crash in Thompson Monday, capping a particularly deadly and hazardous Memorial Day Weekend. The Thompson crash brought the holiday weekend’s death toll to 10 people, including four who died in a wrong-way collision on I-95. The Thompson crash happened at about 5 p.m. on Quaddick Town Farm Road. Four people died Sunday following a wrong-way crash on I-95 southbound in Guilford, state police said. The 2022 Memorial Day weekend has proved the deadliest in the past several years.
Empty spaces, broken hearts in a Texas town gutted by loss
We can’t let my kids, my grandkids live like this for the rest of their lives and for their kids’ lives,” he said. She feels helpless, because she knows so many people who lost children, and she has no idea what to say to console them. “I don’t know why he decided to kill my friends,” said the boy, bouncing nervously on a trampoline. They don’t know what to say, except that his friends are in heaven now with God. They also don’t know what to say when he tells them he doesn’t want to go back to school in the fall.
Toledo man drowns at Milan Beach in Monroe County
A 45-year-old Toledo man drowned Monday at Milan Beach in Milan Township, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Monroe County Central Dispatch received a call at 6:24 p.m. Monday reporting that a 45-year-old Toledo resident had been missing for two hours, the sheriff's office said. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Dive Team searched the water for the man and "not long thereafter" recovered his body, officials said, and he was pronounced dead. According to its website, Milan Beach at 16339 Cone Road is a privately owned beach resort. Assisting at the scene were the Milan Township Fire Department, Dundee Township Fire Department, Dundee Police Department, Monroe Community Ambulance and a Sheriff's Office chaplain.
We’re stuck with COVID on ‘chronic’ basis, says Fauci
Advertisement“We’re going to be dealing with this virus on a chronic basis,” Fauci said. Average daily case numbers have risen about 26% around the country, according to Johns Hopkins University. AdvertisementAverage daily case numbers in New York City have nearly doubled, to 4,214 as of Tuesday, according to the Health Department. Earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a second COVID vaccine booster shot for those ages 50 and older. All Americans can expect to get regular boosters in the future, according to Fauci, who compared the situation to annual flu shots.
Egypt uncovers 250 coffins with mummies, statues found in Saqqara
The collection also included over 200 painted wooden sarcophagi, and a variety of other antiquities.
New York City’s ‘Manhattanhenge’ reaches its peak
‘Manhattanhenge’ brought out New Yorkers, as well as many from around the world Monday night as it came to its full peak.
Rise of the 'Tamagotchi kids': Virtual children will be commonplace in 50 years, AI expert predicts
Virtual children that play with you, cuddle you, and even look like you will be commonplace in 50 years, and could help to combat overpopulation, an artificial intelligence expert has claimed. In her new book, AI by Design: A Plan For Living With Artificial Intelligence, she argues that concerns about overpopulation will prompt society to embrace digital children. 'As the metaverse evolves, I can see virtual children becoming an accepted and fully embraced part of society in much of the developed world.' 'On the basis that consumer demand is there, which I think it will be, AI children will become widely available for a relatively small monthly fee. There is already a proof of concept for virtual children.
Celebrate TikTok's 'grandmillennial style' trend by shopping LoveShackFancy's new home collection
Enter: Grandmillennial style, the latest décor trend taking TikTok, 20-to-30-something-year-old millennials and new homeowners by storm. How to get grandmillennial style with LoveShackFancy? LoveShackFancy tackles TikTok's grandmillennial trend and raises the stakes with a brand-new home collection. Regardless if you want something temporary or permanent, furnish your space and celebrate grand millennial style by reaching for these five pieces from the brand-new LoveShackFancy home collection. Make every occasion specialThe key to achieving grandmillennial style is drawing inspiration from grandma's kitchen or living room, and these napkins excel at doing just that.
Mongolia under pressure to align with Russia and China
Mongolia, a squeezed outpost of democracy in north-east Asia, is under renewed pressure from its authoritarian neighbours, Russia and China, to shed its independence and form a triangle of anti-western cooperation in the wake of the war in Ukraine. A Soviet satellite state until 1990, and heavily dependent on China as a market and conduit for its copper and coal exports, Mongolia has to tread carefully. However, its governing Mongolian People’s party is attending briefings given by United Russia, the biggest party in Russia – which has been interpreted in Russia as support for the war. This pipeline would increase Mongolia’s dependence on Russia by taking gas from Siberia’s Yamal fields and allowing Russia to transport gas originally destined for Europe to find a new market in China. Once in charge of one of her country’s largest independent broadcasters, Chinbat said Mongolia would not backslide from democracy.
Tamagotchi kids: could the future of parenthood be having virtual children in the metaverse?
Name: Tamagotchi kids. True, for loads of reasons, including concerns about the environment, overpopulation, the rising cost of bringing up a child, etc. It means virtual digital children will exist in the metaverse which, as you’ll know, is the immersive digital future of the internet. She has called this digital demographic the “Tamagotchi generation”, after those digital pet toys from Japan, remember? Campbell says virtual children will look like you, and you will be able to play with and cuddle them.
Hurricane Agatha makes landfall in southern Mexico; storm could redevelop in Atlantic
Historic Hurricane Agatha touched down in Mexico's southern coast Monday as heavy storm surges and driving rains prompted fears of killer flooding and mudslides. By 5:00 pm PT, the hurricane's maximum sustained winds decreased to about 80 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. "Agatha is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm tonight, and dissipate over southeastern Mexico by late Tuesday," the hurricane center said. AccuWeather meteorologists said Agatha, as it crosses Mexico and enters the Bay of Campeche in the next few days, could redevelop into the Atlantic basin's first named storm. 'GOING TO BE WATCHING':Hurricane Agatha expected to hit Mexico on Monday.
The secret to no-cook cooking
Wherever you’re living la dolce vita, however, cheese makes a very good starting point for no-cook dinners. “I might take mozzarella or fresh ricotta and some prosciutto, then add seasonal vegetables or even fruit,” says Davies, who dresses the lot with olive oil. That does involve some cooking, admittedly, but she eats it at room temperature, so it’s sanctioned (no arguing, please). The night before, make a tomato sauce: saute sofrito (onion, celery, carrot) in olive oil, then add a bottle of passata. Stir the mix a few times to break up the bread, and it will get creamy.” Finish with a generous glug of olive oil, black pepper and basil.
‘File fashion’: how to organise your wardrobe to make getting dressed easier
The fantasy of opening your wardrobe to find neat rows of colour-coded shirts, jackets and pants is pretty universal. In fact, in two separate, strange fashion jobs I’ve been paid by a superior to organise theirs. Visibility is keyA well-organised wardrobe should make getting dressed easier. Poulakis says, “hanging trousers and special evening attire is a must to minimise the expenditure of ironing and dry-cleaning time”. McInnes says, “You fold things ‘standing’ in your drawers/storage … and it creates double the space.”Farrugia describes it as folding in “file fashion”.
Pushing Buttons: ‘Open world’ games are in need of a reboot
Increased processing power in modern consoles and PCs, and a shift away from the design sensibilities of linear arcade games, led to a new generation of ‘open world’ experiences. Fast-forward 25 years and the open world genre is no longer radical or daring – it’s pretty much the standard. Last week, a controversy blew up on social media when one frustrated gamer tweeted, “STOP MAKING OPEN WORLD GAMES. But open world games can be too baggy and obtuse with these rules, or the narrative is set almost at odds with the world. Open world games need to evolve beyond the conventions with which players are now desperately familiar.
The War for Gloria by Atticus Lish review – Mother’s little helper and Father’s foe
Yet Lish Jr’s other credentials were nearly as unique: in place of the usual creative writing degree and magazine credits, he listed past jobs as a removal man, builder, factory worker, security guard and (briefly) a marine. His equally formidable new novel likewise draws power from plunging into lives most writers ignore. Closer to home, there’s his estranged father, Leonard, a security guard who drifts back into Gloria’s orbit in the wake of her diagnosis, but seemingly to sponge rather than help. We know right from the start where this gruelling story must go, yet in Lish’s universe even death brings no respite: any glimmer of release only ever heralds just another tightening of the screw. You can’t look away: what begins as a pulverising portrait of the financial and emotional jeopardy of terminal illness morphs, by the end, into a gothically horrific tale of predatory manipulation.
Nigel Slater’s recipe for grilled chicken and curry sauce
Make the sauce: roughly chop 2 spring onions and put them in the bowl of a food processor. Pour in 3 tbsp of runny honey together with 3 tbsp of light soy sauce. Add 2 tbsp of garam masala and 2 of mild curry powder. Lower the heat and continue simmering for 20 minutes, stirring from time to time to prevent the sauce from sticking. Oil and lightly season 4 boned and flattened chicken legs, then grill on both sides until the skin is golden.
A Sexplanation review – a personal study of the inadequacy of sex education
Alex Liu’s documentary has the easy relatability of a YouTube video; the difference is, instead of unboxing some latest haul, Liu attempts to demystify the shame that surrounds sex in America. A conversation with his parents reveals that, when they were teenagers, their access to sex education was even more inadequate than Liu’s. Maintaining a balance between scientific reporting and personal anecdotes, A Sexplanation pairs Liu’s interviews with sexperts – including his participation in a study that makes MRI scans of orgasms – with playful stunts. At one point, illustrations of sex organs are erected at a park where passersby are asked to identify different parts of the genitalia. However, in fashioning a call for better sex education in the American school system, Liu is an enjoyably charismatic guide, as his doubts and questions about the birds and the bees mirror many of our own.
Bergman Island review – marital woes revealed on a trip to Ingmar Bergman territory
Here is an elegant and ruminative dual narrative from Mia Hansen-Løve, a parallel romance concerning monogamy and its discontents. It’s intriguingly autobiographical and the Bergman-adjacent discussion and ambience creates something instantly serious, although the effect is also sometimes self-conscious and desiccated. Tim Roth and Vicky Krieps play Tony and Chris, a renowned film director and his screenwriter spouse who have come here for a creative retreat. Chris wants to tell Tony about the script she’s having trouble with: he is unhelpful and distracted, but nonetheless we see Chris’s movie idea dramatised on screen. The movie ends with a flourish of the sort Almódovar could have created, although this has less primary-colour exuberance.
Why did the doctor ask if we have a gun in the house at my toddler’s check up? Because this is America | Arwa Mahdawi
A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I took my daughter to a paediatrician in Philadelphia for her one-year checkup. It was all very routine until, squeezed between a discussion about weaning and a question about baby gates, the paediatrician asked if we had a gun in the house. “They’re not used to guns.” The paediatrician gave a sad smile. In 2010, a woman in Florida was outraged over her kids’ doctor asking this “invasive” question, and helped set into motion a years-long legal saga known as “the docs versus the glocks”. If a doctor did raise the gun question, they risked losing their licence, and a $10,000 fine.
Linking nitrous oxide to climate risk is yet another example of the disdain shown to women’s pain | Isabelle Oderberg
Clearly the climate crisis is a pressing mattter of life or death and the future of all humanity. Figures showing nitrous usage were only provided from one hospital in the press release, so we have no way of knowing whether they’re widely indicative, but they showed that 62% of patients used nitrous during labour. “At planetary scale, the relative impact of nitrous oxide use in labour wards isn’t irrelevant, but it is very, very small. He told me nitrous is mostly used to alleviate fear and anxiety in children but it is used more broadly too. While the report in itself may not be “incorrect” in any way, it feels like the lowest hanging, cheap-as-chips fruit.
Abortion pill won’t be available to Japanese women without partner’s consent
Three decades after the abortion pill became available to women in the UK, Japan is inching closer to approving the drug – but there is a catch. Under the new law, it is expected that it will only be prescribed with the consent of the woman’s partner. Legislation to approve medical abortion pills is winding its way through Japan’s Diet after British pharmaceutical company Linepharma International applied last year to market a combination of two drugs for the purposes of abortion. They point out that medical abortion - which can be used to terminate a pregnancy in the early stages without surgery - has been available in many parts of the world for decades. Questioned by a parliamentary committee earlier this month, a health ministry bureaucrat stated that the standards required for a surgical abortion under the 1948 Maternal Protection Law should be applied to the morning-after pill.
How to plan the perfect summer ski holiday
However, the summer months can prove to be a unique time to visit the mountains and enjoy time on the pistes in the world’s highest ski resorts, while the masses flock to the coast. Generally set at 2,500m or higher, these glacier ski areas benefit from the low temperatures at altitude, especially at night, so you can expect smooth groomed runs in the morning, soft slushy bumps later on. Definitely – glaciers are great places to hone skills on summer ski courses, most hosting ski racers and freestylers during the summer. Independent providers such as The Warren Smith Ski Academy, Snoworks and the European Ski & Snowboard School all run courses for British skiers. Many work in tandem with a separate visitor pass that gives access to a whole range of summer activities.
Sweden's culinary stinginess – and other cultural quirks to watch out for on holiday
For anyone who spent much of their childhood being practically force fed by their friends’ parents, it was all too much to compute. Further confirmation of the curious Swedish custom – also common in other Scandinavian nations, it transpires – was provided by a couple of residents of Malmo. I was playing at my friend’s house and there was a delicious smell of food drifting up from the kitchen. Some have suggested historic problems with food scarcity among Nordic communities is to blame for the lingering culinary stinginess. “Parents of the away child don’t want to inconvenience another family and they don’t want to have it seem like they can’t feed their own child.
TikTok users cause shortage of crucial diabetes medication
The shortage is significantly affecting people using Ozempic for its approved use for type 2 diabetes,” the statement read. It comes as TikTok users have been documenting their weight loss using hashtags including #ozempic, #ozempicjourney and #ozempicaustralia. “Weight loss is complex, it does require a whole lifestyle approach – psychology, exercise, diet – and depending on what’s going on for that person, including their other medications and other medical conditions. “We need to leave this drug for those who’ve got diabetes and wait and see where the developments go,” she added. “I haven’t seen that medication in my pharmacy’s fridge for some time, unfortunately, and according to the medication shortage notices, stock may not be expected until mid-June,” he told reporters.
The reviews of Binley Mega Chippy are the best thing on the internet
You may have been surprised to see the eyes of the world focusing on a small town on the outskirts of Coventry over the past few days – with the Binley Mega Chippy becoming everyone’s favourite new meme. “Binley mega chippy gave my life meaning,” one wrote. “Amazing, I got there and I've never had a meal like it gotta love the mega chippy,” another enthusiastic reviewer wrote. I love Binley Mega Chippy,” one more wrote. “Binley Mega Chippy has to be one of the best I have tried in Coventry up to now.
What is sleep apnoea, the sleep disorder Roman Kemp has been diagnosed with?
Roman Kemp has been diagnosed with sleep apnoea, a disorder that causes a person’s breathing to stop and start while they are asleep. Sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder and symptoms usually occur while a person is asleep. However, it can be hard to tell if you have sleep apnoea if you live alone. Sleep apnoea occurs when your airways become too narrow while you sleep, which stops you from breathing properly. This in turn can improve the quality of your sleep and reduce the risk of problems linked to sleep apnoea.
Love Island 2022: Contestants will be wearing designer brands this season
This year’s Love Island contestants will wear clothes from a shared wardrobe packed with designer items, the show’s stylist has revealed. An oversized men’s Ralph Lauren shirt has been turned into a dress, tightened at the waist with a Moschino belt. “It’s really exciting to be seeing brands like Jacquemus going into the villa, and I think islanders are also very excited about the fact that they get to wear designer pieces,” Bannerman said. There is a floor-length red and black polka dot Moschino gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and large ruffled sleeves. “I found this last week,” Bannerman said of the Moschino gown.
Rare Roman penis pendant unearthed in historic find
A rare silver Roman penis pendant unearthed on a farm in Kent has been described as a “significant national find” and classified as treasure. The silver penis measured at 1.2 inches long (31mm) and weighed just 0.3 ounces (9.7 grams). Out of the previous 451 phallic objects from Roman Britain recorded, only one other is silver – a dual-sided pendant from the Caerleon bathhouse, also featuring testes. Throughout the Roman period, the penis was seen as a sign of power and virility so phallic imagery was commonly expressed in artwork. Hundreds of phallic objects from the Roman period have been found in Britain, but most are made of copper.
New fastest computer in the world crowned – and it needs a new word to explain how quick it is
There is a new fastest computer in the world – and it is so quick that it requires a new word to describe it. The Frontier system at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now the fastest computer on the Top500 list, which ranks the most powerful in the world. The supercomputer is not only the fastest in the world, but easily so. As well as top ranking on the Top500 list, Frontier also took the top spot on the Green500 list, which ranks supercomputing systems according to how efficient they are. The Frontier computer is not only the most powerful one in existence, but the first to break through the “exaflop ceiling”, and become the first “exascale” machine.
Police snipers surround alligator-infested Florida pond after deadly car crash
“The vehicle lost control, overturned, driving off of the roadway into the pond,” Lieutenant Alex Camacho told WSVN. It was later confirmed that Mr Laza, a gas station employee and mechanic, died at the medical centre. “He was someone full of life, laughter and good times to share, a unique personality,” the GoFundMe page said about Mr Laza. To me, we lost the light of this gas station,” Yusle Disperez said via a translator. Co-workers said Mr Laza had worked at the gas station for about a decade.
Gilliver’s travels: miniature figurines used to create surreal images inspired by summer holidays
He collects miniature railway figurines from as far afield as Japan and Singapore and sends them to an artist to be painted to his own specification. He often uses fruit to create a landscape, including oranges sliced in half, and grapes, which look giant in comparison to the tiny figurines. (David Gilliver/SWNS)Gilliver has collected the “Little People” figurines for decades, and only really alters them to make them more diverse. Between January and April 2022, Gilliver made 100 artworks in 100 days, and used the prospect of sunny holidays as inspiration for his artworks. “A lot of patience is required.”Gilliver is exhibiting in the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum this weekend.
Neighbours save four-year-old boy with autism from drowning in heart-stopping video
Heart-stopping video captured the moment a four-year-old boy with autism was saved from drowning in his pool by hero neighbours. Maddox told police he became alarmed at seeing Xavier appearing to drown and ran to tell his father Tom Westerhouse. The Lawrence police department said on Thursday that Xavier was pulled from the water by Mr Westerhouse, who was thanked by the boy’s mother. Police said in a Facebook post that Mr Westerhouse “jumped the locked fence, pulled the unresponsive toddler from the pool, and administered life-saving aid”. “This is an amazing outcome,” police added.” Watch the surveillance video and see for yourself.
Former princess of Qatar Kasia Gallanio found dead of a suspected drug overdose at her Marbella home
A former Qatari princess has apparently been found dead at her home in Spanish resort of Marbella. The body of Kasia Gallanio, 45, was discovered by police inside the property on Sunday, according to the French newspaper Le Parisien. Gallanio was the third wife of Abdelaziz bin Khalifa Al-Thani, 73, the uncle of the Emir of Qatar. AdvertisementThe three children live with their father on the luxurious Avenue Montaigne off the Champs-Elysees in Paris after Gallanio was denied custody. Her body showed no signs of any physical violence, Le Parisien reported.
NATO 'playing the part of global policeman', says Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov
NATO 'playing the part of global policeman', says Russian foreign minister Sergei LavrovMr Lavrov also said that Russia is defending 'the principles of international law' - and accused the West of violating the UN charter.
More regional airports in Japan to accept entrants from abroad
Japan plans to allow more regional airports to accept entrants from abroad, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday, as the country gradually relaxes stringent border controls implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government will also unveil guidelines on COVID-era inbound tourism for the travel industry on June 7, Kishida said, three days before it resumes accepting tourists from overseas, initially targeting those on package tours with guides and fixed itineraries.
Self-driving trucks navigate maze of China vases
A Swedish freight technology company has demonstrated the precision of its self-driving electric trucks by having a pair of them navigate a maze of China vases. The company, Einride, said the Pod model “currently operates on public roads and at customer sites in Sweden with remote oversight and drive capability.”
First cafe in Dubai to exclusively serve dogs
The first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai serves food, coffee, and cake to dogs only, opened by Korean nutritionist and certified pet bakery chef Hyunsuk Ku.
Why China is miles ahead in a Pacific race for influence
Take a walk through the city where China’s foreign minister met on Monday with the leaders of nearly a dozen Pacific Island nations, and China’s imprint is unmistakable. On one side of Suva, the capital of Fiji, there’s a bridge rebuilt with Chinese loans and unveiled with the country’s prime minister standing beside China’s ambassador. On the other, down Queen Elizabeth Drive, sits Beijing’s hulking new embassy, where the road out front has been fixed by workers in neon vests bearing the name of a Chinese state-owned enterprise.
Betelgeuse star dimming puzzle has finally been solved
The mystery as to why the red supergiant star Betelgeuse experienced a massive dip in brightness two years ago may finally have been solved. It is a reddish variable star just 642 light years from Earth and is also known as Alpha Orionis. AdvertisementBut data from the satellite Himawari-8 supports ground-based observations that the Great Dimming was caused both by the star cooling by about 284°F (140°C) and dust condensing from warm gas around it. The optical and infrared wavelengths of light that the Himawari-8 satellite normally detects were ideal for studying the dimming. The researchers suggest that Betelgeuse's dimming was caused both by the star cooling by approximately 284°F (140°C), and by dust condensing from warm gas around it, in almost equal proportions.
'Pregnant' black woman is shot FIVE TIMES by Kansas City police who were looking for stolen car
AdvertisementCops have shot a 26-year-old black woman who claimed she was pregnant as they searched for a vehicle involved in an armed car jacking. The man, who was said to be her boyfriend, was also taken in by medics on an unrelated medical issue. Onlookers wailed as they repeated claims from the woman that she was pregnant, with one claiming: 'She did not pull out a weapon on them.' One witness called She Danja claimed she was a medical assistant and slammed officers for their handling of the incident. But the male driver then allegedly fled northeast as two officers pursued and Hale stepped out of the car and told officers there was a gun inside.
Harry and Meghan's popularity sinks to all-time low
Harry and Meghan's popularity has sunk to an all-time low, according to a new poll - just days before the couple are due to fly in from California for the Queen's Jubilee. The research, carried out by YouGov on 1,692 adults earlier this month, asked whether they held a positive or negative opinion of the Duke and Duchess. In a similar poll carried out between March 16 and 17, Harry had scored -25. Some 42 per cent of those aged 18 to 24 see Harry positively, and 33 per cent see him negatively - a net score of +9. This age group are more closely split over Meghan with a net score of +2, as 38 per cent view her positively and 36 per cent negatively.
Family claims pastor who took teen girl's virginity was caught in bed with her when she was 14
The married church pastor publicly accused of taking a 16-year-old girl’s virginity on his office floor began grooming her as early as 14, her family have alleged to DailyMail.com. Pastor John Lowe was found shirtless in bed with Bobi Gephart when she was underage, her brother told DailyMail.com. I know that because Bobi told me,' her mother Karen Wolfe told DailyMail.com‘I was a prisoner and you kept me in your prison. I know that because Bobi told me. ‘Out brokenness extends to Pastor Lowe, his wife and family as well.
China's repression of Uighurs: UN urges Beijing to comply with human rights standards
Last week, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet went on a long-awaited visit to the region. Bachelet spoke only briefly about the repression in Xinjiang, urging Beijing to make sure any counter-terrorism measures don't infringe on human rights. AdvertisingMeanwhile in Japan, the co-founder of the Japanese Red Army, an anti-imperialist militant group, has been released after two decades behind bars. Speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Fusako Shigenobu said she was deeply sorry for the harm her group had caused to innocent victims. The love story between a middle-class boy and a transgender dancer set in Lahore received a lengthy standing ovation at the première.
Basketball: Sacchetti departs as national coach - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - Meo Sacchetti has departed as Italy's national basketball coach, Italian Basketball Federataion President Gianni Petrucci announced Tuesday. Former Varese power forward Sacchetti, 68, who coached the national side since September 27, came to an amicable agreement about ending his contract, Petrucci said. Petrucci said "the relationship was exhausted, like in many divorces" and said that a successor would be announced in a week's time. He would not confirm or deny that Olimpia Milano assistant coach Gianmarco Pozzecco had been contacted for the position. Sacchetti is the Fortitudo Bologna coach, a post he did not leave when he took over the Azzurri job.
The spy inside Auschwitz: The true story of Polish resistance fighter Witold Pilecki
The spy inside Auschwitz: The true story of Polish resistance fighter Witold Pilecki07:39By: Sharon GAFFNEYWitold Pilecki was a Polish resistance fighter who volunteered to go to Auschwitz, from where he sent secret messages to warn the world about the true nature of Nazi Germany's largest concentration camp. After the war, Pilecki was tried and executed. For years, he was described as a traitor and an enemy of the Polish state. Jack Fairweather is the award-winning author of "The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz". He told us about the parallels between Pilecki's legacy and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
S. Korea mulls lifting curfew at Incheon Airport from July
South Korea's transportation ministry is considering lifting the curfew for arrivals at Incheon International Airport, the main gateway to the country, from July at the earliest, as part of efforts to return to pre-pandemic normalcy, sources said Tuesday.Currently, there are no arrival flights allowed at Incheon Airport from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in April that the pre-pandemic returns at Incheon International Airport may be considered after the coronavirus pandemic becomes endemic.With the normalized operating hours, Incheon International Airport will be able to accommodate about 40 arrival flights per hour, close to the pre-pandemic level.In April, the transportation ministry said it will help restore the number of inbound and outbound international flights to 50 percent of the 2019 level by the year's end to meet pent-up travel demand amid eased virus curbs.In April, the country allowed fully vaccinated travelers from all countries to enter without quarantine in line with eased virus restrictions.The ministry's plan also came as soaring demand for overseas travels amid fewer flights has caused a sharp rise in ticket prices.
First cafe in Dubai to exclusively serve dogs
The first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai serves food, coffee, and cake to dogs only, opened by Korean nutritionist and certified pet bakery chef Hyunsuk Ku.
Chinese scientists may have found ‘vampire’ secret allowing old mice to live longer using young blood
Chinese authors of a new study said rejuvenation effects in old mice were caused by the activation of aged HSPCs rather than relocation of young HSPCs into the bone marrow. Photo: Shutterstock Images
China rolls out strict licensing system for all online shows, tightening control over world’s biggest internet market
The licensing requirement is expected to add a new layer of uncertainty for all studios and distributors that cater to China’s vast online audience. Photo: Shutterstock
US mass shootings will continue until the majority can overrule the minority | Rebecca Solnit
Right now it’s part of a white-supremacist war cult. Minority rule perpetrates it, because just as the majority of Americans want abortion rights to stand, so do they want limits on access to guns. Gun culture reminds me of rape culture, specifically the conventions that hold the victims rather than the perpetrators responsible for limiting the violence. If guns are icons it’s because violence is a sacrament defended as a right and an identity. And the carnage will continue until the majority can overrule the minority in power that profits from and perpetrates it.
Russian ambassador summoned over use of real estate
The Czech Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to Prague, Alexander Zmejewski, on Tuesday morning over the use of real estate owned by the Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic. The authorities suspect that many of the buildings are not used for diplomatic activities. According to Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský, this would be in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Earlier this month, the head of Czech diplomacy created a working group to deal with the issue of property rights to real estate used by Russia in the Czech Republic.
Shanghai to fully restore normal production, living order from Wednesday
will fully restore the normal order of production and living across the city starting from Wednesday, on the premise of containing the overall risk of Covid-19, officials announced on Tuesday. Those who enter public places with clear epidemic prevention requirements and take public transportation must hold a negative nucleic acid test report within 72 hours. The same requirements will also be implemented at cultural and tourism venues, stadiums and A-level tourist attractions. The city is still at a critical stage of Covid prevention and control and, therefore, needs the continued understanding, support and cooperation of all people, Zong Ming, vice mayor of Shanghai, told mediapersons. Zong called on every resident to adhere to standard epidemic prevention and control measures, maintain social distancing, get vaccinated and comply with all epidemic prevention regulations.
9-year-old girl survives rare cougar attack in Washington
FRUITLAND, Wash. (AP) — Witnesses say a 9-year-old girl survived a cougar attack after wandering up a trail with two friends while camping in northwest Washington state. It happened Saturday morning near Fruitland, Washington. The girl fought back while her friends ran for their lives. Others found the young male cougar and killed it. Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Staci Lehman says cougar attacks are rare, with only two fatalities in the last century in Washington state.
Self-driving truck shows off its skills while navigating through maze of breakable vases
Self-driving truck shows off its skills while navigating through maze of breakable vasesA Swedish technology company demonstrated the precision of its self-driving truck by having a pair of them navigate a maze of China vases.
22 bodies recovered after plane crashes into Nepal mountainside
Binaj GurubacharyaAssociated PressKATHMANDU, Nepal — Rescuers have recovered all 22 bodies from the site where a plane crashed on a mountainside in Nepal, the airline said Tuesday. All the bodies were flown to Kathmandu and taken to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, where doctors are performing autopsies, Tara Air said in a statement. The bodies will be handed over to relatives once autopsy is done, the airline said. The Tara Air turboprop Twin Otter aircraft lost contact with the airport tower Sunday while flying on a scheduled 20-minute flight in an area of deep river gorges and mountaintops. INITIAL REPORTS:Rescuers target possible site of missing Nepal plane with 22 people on boardFour Indians and two Germans were on the plane, Tara Air said.
Extreme winds lash southern Mexico as Hurricane Agatha makes landfall
Extreme winds lash southern Mexico as Hurricane Agatha makes landfallHurricane Agatha lashed beach resorts on Mexico’s southern coast on Monday, May 30, bringing torrential rains, strong winds and the threat of flooding.
Corporate boards used to be mostly white and male. That's changed since George Floyd's murder
The corporate boardrooms of the nation’s largest companies have fewer men – and fewer white men – than they did just two years ago. New data shows that companies in the S&P 500 shuffled their slate of corporate directors after the murder of George Floyd, adding more African Americans and more women of color to the line-up.
Sperm donor fathered 15 kids without telling mothers he has genetic disease
A Facebook sperm donor fathered 15 children but never told the mothers he has an inheritable condition that causes learning disabilities. Derby Court Judge Mrs. Justice Lieven named MacDougall to stop other women from using him as a sperm donor. In a different court, MacDougall won a case allowing him to have regular contact with a boy he fathered who was born in July 2018. MacDougall went with private sperm donations because he knew he couldn’t go through a clinic with his condition, the court heard. The judge had no confidence in MacDougall explaining to the mothers the implications of Fragile X syndrome.
‘Bridgerton’ star Ruby Barker ‘happy to be alive’ after hospitalization
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)“Bridgerton” star Ruby Barker said she’s “happy to be alive” after being discharged from the hospital over recent mental health struggles. “You’ve made me feel so happy to be alive,” she said in a newly-shared video on Instagram. I’m sat in a beautiful environment right now, taking some time for myself to relax and breathe,” she added. Sometimes you’ve just got to find the funny.”Barker went on to thank her “Bridgerton” co-stars and revealed a piece of advice Claudia Jessie — who plays Eloise Bridgerton — once shared with her. Barker is best known for her role as Marina Thompson in the Netflix period drama.
Master P posts emotional message after daughter Tytyana’s death: ‘Life is too short’
Give your loved ones their flowers while they are alive,” Master P, 52, wrote in a post on Instagram on Monday along with a throwback photo of himself with his late daughter. #MyAngel.”Master P’s oldest son Romeo, 32, also took to social media to grieve the loss of his younger sister. Love on your loved ones, life is short.,” Romeo wrote. Master P’s son Romeo also mourned the loss of his sister online. Master P has two ither kids, Cymphonique and Veno, from previous relationships.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas’ son graduates from Brown University
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas’ son Dylan is a college grad. “Graduation congratulations to my boy, my pride, my joy, Dylan,” the actress, 52, gushed in an Instagram tribute on Sunday. As for 77-year-old Douglas, the “Kominsky Method” alum called himself “one proud dad” in an Instagram post of his own on Sunday. Well done!”The couple, who are also the parents of 19-year-old daughter Carys, documented their emotional farewell when Douglas moved into his Brown University dorm in September 2018. “Good luck in the next exciting and enlightening chapter of your life.”Zeta-Jones told her Instagram followers she is “inexplicably proud” of Dylan.
Allergy attack! 7 surprising new facts about food allergies
Cutting-edge research has given scientists a better understanding of food allergies — and viable therapies — than ever before. And counterintuitively, kids who are exposed to more germs early on are actually less likely to develop lifelong food allergies. While a true milk allergy can be deadly, an intolerance can be addressed with an over-the-counter supplement, such as Lactaid. Food allergy remission is more achievable than ever beforeThe US Food and Drug Administration recently approved Palforzia for the treatment of peanut allergies in kids ages 4 to 17 with advanced peanut allergies. In the future, researchers hope it could be used for the treatment of virtually any food allergy.
Woman, 80, struck by apparent stray bullet in Queens home on Memorial Day
An 80-year-old woman was struck by an apparent stray bullet in her Queens home late Memorial Day, cops and police sources said. The elderly woman was struck in the upper right arm, cops said. Investigators do not believe the woman was the intended target, according to the sources. They are probing whether the shooter targeted the wrong house, or whether the gunfire was intended for someone known to the victim, the sources said. The octogenarian was home alone at the time, but lives with her husband, the sources said.
Boutique condos in D.C.’s Columbia Heights offer charm, location
For Baltuskonis, the location in Columbia Heights was another plus. Columbia Heights borders 16 Street Heights to the north and the U Street corridor to the south. Schools: Marie Reed Elementary, Columbia Heights Education Campus (middle), Cardozo Education Campus (high). AdvertisementTransit: The Columbia Heights Metro station is about a half-mile north. Nearby: Meridian Hill Park, Girard Street Park, U Street corridor, DC USA mall, Howard University1435 Clifton St. NW1435 Clifton St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Bills in blue states target the fossil fuel industry for climate damage
But first:Bills in blue states target the fossil fuel industry for climate damageDemocratic lawmakers in two of the nation's most populous states are pushing legislation to punish the fossil fuel industry for its apparent role in causing droughts, wildfires and other disasters exacerbated by climate change. Here's what to know about both bills — and whether they could pass before the end of their respective legislative sessions:California eyes pension divestmentSenate Bill 1173, California's Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, would require the state’s public pension funds to divest from the 200 largest fossil fuel companies by 2030. But Fossil Free California, an environmental group, accused the two public pension funds of presenting “wildly exaggerated” cost estimates in a recent report. AdvertisementThe bill shares the same goal as lawsuits brought by Democratic-led states and municipalities seeking to hold the fossil fuel industry financially responsible for climate damage. Agatha strengthened as it passed over abnormally warm water, which is linked to climate change.
I tried to read all my app privacy policies. It was 1 million words.
Sean Loose/Illustration for The Washington Post We The Users I tried to read all my app privacy policies. A 2019 Pew survey found that only 9 percent of Americans say they always read privacy policies. As an experiment, I tallied up all of the privacy policies just for the apps on my phone. The TLDR approachFor the past decade or so, one idea has dominated efforts to fix privacy policies: Make them simpler. AdvertisementLess is moreSo here’s an idea: Let’s abolish the notion that we’re supposed to read privacy policies.
Hear from four TJ freshmen admitted under controversial circumstances
Sarah Castillo, 15Sometimes, when kids talk at school, they say the old TJ admissions system was better. When I got older, and learned more, I pictured TJ as a big white building with supercomputers and high-tech science labs, full of really, really smart kids. AdvertisementI know there are adults who have a lot of opinions about TJ admissions, but I don’t know much about it. TJ students are so accepting. I haven’t had much free time to follow the debate over TJ’s admissions system.
The quest to keep carbon in North Carolina’s wetlands
Climate Solutions The quest to keep carbon in North Carolina’s wetlands “Every time you lose a foot of peat, there are just so many emissions associated with that," says one federal official. Loading... Sunlight illuminates steam in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on March 15 near South Mills, N.C. The fire began with a lightning strike on private land on June 1, 2008, and burned for nearly four months. “We need partners.”‘Those emissions reductions are real’One way advocates hope to find those partners is by demonstrating that restoring drained and deteriorating peat land can be financially beneficial. “Nobody is going to become a gazillionaire because they are sitting on drained pocosin land,” he said.
There's no evidence of Georgia election hacks but still plenty to worry about
Dominion's voting machines have vulnerabilities, but there's no evidence they were hacked in GeorgiaGeorgia’s voting machines recorded votes properly – but they have hacking vulnerabilities that went undiscovered for years. The findings are from a recent review of the voting machines and represent a mixed bag for people concerned about foreign and domestic interference in U.S. elections. Most of the vulnerabilities are also quite difficult to exploit, requiring hands-on access to the voting machines. Such independent reviews are still relatively rare — and election security advocates warn vulnerabilities in other voting systems could still be waiting out there undiscovered. There’s no evidence U.S. adversaries have ever changed votes in an election, but Kremlin hackers penetrated voter rolls in at least two states in 2016.
Monkeypox patients should abstain from sex while symptomatic, U.K. says
Placeholder while article actions loadPeople with monkeypox symptoms should abstain from sex, British health authorities are recommending as the country reports 179 confirmed cases of the disease amid a rare global outbreak. The WHO said Sunday that nearly two dozen countries have reported a total of 257 confirmed cases and about 120 suspected cases of monkeypox. In Britain, which has the highest reported number of confirmed monkeypox cases in the world, according to the WHO, health authorities have suggested new measures for health-care workers and the public. AdvertisementPeople with monkeypox can isolate at home, as long as they are monitored by local health authorities, the guidance states. The United States stopped vaccinating people against smallpox — which was eradicated globally in 1980 — as a matter of routine in the 1970s.
Yellowstone National Park: Stunning photos celebrate 150 years of nature and wildlife
The Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest in the U.S. and third largest in the world, is seen in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, on June 22, 2011.
NC suspect seen on video hurling Molotov cocktails at two churches; arrest announced
North Carolina authorities announced the arrest of a man allegedly depicted in surveillance footage hurling Molotov cocktails toward two churches over the Memorial Day weekend. Wright said arson investigators with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office identified Raeford as the suspect who threw Molotov Cocktails at two churches Sunday. Less than a half hour later, New Calvary Missionary also reported Molotov cocktails thrown at its building at about 11:08 a.m. Authorities initially sought information on an unidentified Black male driving a four-door grey car with tinted windows and said the suspect vehicle was seen on surveillance video from both churches. Raeford was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $200,000 secured bond Monday evening and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon.
Dish shares can more than double from here, Truist says in upgrade
It's time to bet on Dish Network as shares could more than double in the near term, according to Truist. Shares of Dish have plummeted 31.3% this year, but could rally 169% based on Truist's fresh price target of $60. Dish is working on its own 5G network called Project Genesis, which utilizes a type of cellular networking technology known as Open RAN . At its investor's day, Dish failed to share a "coherent strategy" for how it plans to disrupt U.S. wireless or explain how its cost structure is better than its competitors, Miller wrote. Plus, the company is delayed in rolling out its network and indicated it will cost much more than the initially expected $10 billion.
Beijing, Shanghai relax Covid restrictions as cases decline
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailBeijing, Shanghai relax Covid restrictions as cases declineCNBC's Eunice Yoon joins 'Squawk Box' to report how workers are commuting to their jobs amid China's stringent zero-Covid policy.
I think markets are near a bottom, says Defiance ETFs CEO Sylvia Jablonski
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailI think markets are near a bottom, says Defiance ETFs CEO Sylvia JablonskiSylvia Jablonski, CEO and chief investment officer of Defiance ETFs, joins CNBC's 'Squawk Box' to break down her market outlook following the long holiday weekend.
Uvalde funerals begin for victims: 'One huge funeral that is not ending':
A priest in Uvalde, Texas, will lead 12 funerals for victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. The first funeral will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, across the street from the site of the tragedy. CNN affiliate WFAA has more.
'Unprofitable tech' offers favorable investment opportunities, says Syz Bank
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via Email'Unprofitable tech' offers favorable investment opportunities, says Syz BankCharles-Henry Monchau, chief investment officer at the Swiss private bank, says the sell-off in tech stocks has presented an opportunity for investors to buy selective companies with bottom-up potential.
Residents evacuated after explosions at Omaha chemical plant
A fire at an Omaha chemical plant forced some residents to evacuate their homes on Monday. The fire caused several large propane containers to explode and left hundreds of residents without power.May 31, 2022
Exclusive: First responder recounts rushing into Robb Elementary
In an emotional interview, border patrol agent Jacob Albarado recounts rushing into Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, while off duty to get to his wife and daughter who were inside the building. “I got there as fast as I could. I was trying to get toward my wife’s room and my daughter’s room,” Albarado says.May 31, 2022
Memorial Day flight cancellations kick off summer travel surge
It was a frustrating weekend for thousands of flyers with delays and cancellations upending holiday plans. Meanwhile, drivers faced more pain at the pump with the most expensive gas prices ever recorded on Memorial Day. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.May 31, 2022
How To Take The Ultimate Vacation In Rincón, Puerto Rico
Below, we chat with HuffPost reporter Sarah Ruiz-Grossman about why you’ll want to put Rincón, Puerto Rico on your bucket list. Rincón is a small town on the westernmost tip of Puerto Rico, with intimate, palm-tree-lined beaches, the best sunsets, no big hotels, and lots of taco trucks and restaurants overlooking the water. Sarah Ruiz-Grossman/HuffPost View from the hills of RincónWhat are the best times of year to visit? Sarah Ruiz-Grossman/HuffPost View from Fisheye View apartments in RincónWhat are your go-to restaurants or foods to eat while you’re there? Rincón is full of great food ? make sure to get in lots of fish tacos, mofongo and açai bowls.
Off-duty CBP agent recalls racing from barbershop to Uvalde elementary school to save wife, daughter
Albarado was at a barbershop when he received harrowing messages from his wife Trisha about a gunman at Robb Elementary School, where she teaches fourth grade. Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in the May 24 massacre, just days before the final day of the school year. Albarado was at Robb Elementary earlier in the day for an award ceremony for his second grader daughter Jada, 8. Jacob Albarado with, his wife, Trisha and daughter, Jada. He said he later learned that his wife and her students hid under desks and his daughter took shelter in a locked bathroom.
Multiple shot, 2 officers hurt after gunfire erupts in downtown Charleston, S.C.
Multiple people were shot and at least two law enforcement officials were hurt Monday night after gunfire erupted in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, according to police. Several people were hit in the Memorial Day shooting and are being treated at hospitals, according to the release. One Charleston police officer suffered minor injuries in the shooting and was in the process of being released from the hospital, police said. A Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputy was assaulted at the scene while responding to the chaos, according to the release. Officials said South Street from Nassau Street to Drake Street and America Street from Reid Street to Mary Street in the area will remain closed to process the shooting scene.
Master P announces his daughter has died at 29, says ‘substance abuse is a real issue’
Rapper and hip-hop executive Master P said his daughter Tytyana Miller died at 29. The music mogul, whose real name is Percy Miller, wrote in an Instagram post on Monday that his family is “dealing with an overwhelming grief” over the loss. Tytyana Miller was one of seven children Master P, 52, shares with ex-wife Sonya Miller. She was featured in an episode where Romeo and Master P are urging her to go to rehab for addiction issues. Tytyana Miller also appeared in the 2017 film “A Mother’s Choice.”
Deutsche Bank, subsidiary raided over ‘greenwashing’ claims
FILE — File Photo shows the moon shining next to the headquarters of the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Oct.4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)FILE — File Photo shows the moon shining next to the headquarters of the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Oct.4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany raided the offices of Deutsche Bank and its subsidiary DWS on Tuesday following claims that it was exaggerating the sustainable credentials of some of the products it sold. German news agency dpa quoted Frankfurt prosecutors saying the probe focused on allegations of investment fraud, but no specific suspects had been identified yet. “DWS said that they have continuously cooperated fully with all relevant regulators and authorities on this matter and will continue to do so.”
Dow Jones Futures Fall As Bitcoin Soars; Oil Prices Jump As EU Bans Russian Oil
Dow Jones futures fell Tuesday morning, pausing after last week's sharp gains and ahead of the final trading session for May. Dow Jones Today: Treasury Yields, Oil Prices, BitcoinBefore Tuesday's open, Dow Jones futures fell 0.7% vs. fair value, while S&P 500 futures moved down 0.8%. Remember that trading in Dow Jones futures and elsewhere doesn't necessarily translate into actual trading in the next regular stock market session. Merck, a Dow Jones stock, is still in buy range past a cup-with-handle's 89.58 buy point, as shares rose 0.8% Friday. Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, MicrosoftAmong Dow Jones stocks, Apple shares gained 4.1% Friday.
In 'Happy-Go-Lucky,' David Sedaris reflects on his fraught relationship with his dad
In 'Happy-Go-Lucky,' David Sedaris reflects on his fraught relationship with his dadEnlarge this image Little, Brown and Company Little, Brown and CompanyIt's always interesting to see how a writer's work changes after their parents are gone. David Sedaris' situation is different, because he's been writing about his father for years. "As long as my father had power, he used it to hurt me," he writes in in his latest collection, Happy-Go-Lucky. Five of the 18 essays in Happy-Go-Lucky concern his father's last months — and how they affected Sedaris. Happy-Go-Lucky is more somber than Sedaris' usual fare, but there are some fresh, funny bits wedged between the weighty boulders.
Abbott's FreeStyle Libre 3 for Diabetes Gets FDA Clearance
By Michael DabaieAbbott Laboratories said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared its next-generation FreeStyle Libre 3 system for use by people four years and older with diabetes. The company said the FreeStyle Libre 3 system will be available at the same price as previous versions and is the most accurate 14-day continuous glucose monitor, with readings sent directly to a smartphone every minute.
Salesforce earnings expected to serve as business-spending bellwether amid economic uncertainty
Estimize, a software platform that uses crowdsourcing from hedge-fund executives, brokerages, buy-side analysts and others, calls for earnings of 99 cents a share. Revenue: Wall Street expects revenue of $7.38 billion from Salesforce, according to 35 analysts polled by FactSet. That’s up from the $7.27 billion forecast at the beginning of the quarter, and $5.96 billion from a year ago. Salesforce predicted revenue of $7.37 billion to $7.38 billion. Over the past five quarters, Salesforce has never failed to top the Wall Street consensus for both earnings and revenue.
Stocks to Buy Now: Alphabet, Facebook, and 4 More Bargains
AlphabetRecent Price Year to Date Change Next 12 Mos. EPS Next 12 Mos. EPS Next 12 Mos. EPS Next 12 Mos. Micron trades at just 6.2 times earnings, below its five-year average of 8.9 times.
Hanesbrands says it suffered a ransomware attack on May 24 and has informed law enforcement
Hanesbrands Inc. HBI, +2.81% said Tuesday it was the subject of a ransomware attack on May 24 and activated business continuity plans and incident response to contain it. Ina regulatory filing, the company said it has informed law enforcement and is cooperating with the investigation. The maker of mens and womens' underwear has engaged legal counsel, a cybersecurity forensic form and other professionals. "As the Company is in the early stages of its investigation and assessment of this event, the Company cannot determine at this time whether or not such event will have a material impact on its business, operations or financial results," said the filing. Shares fell 0.7% premarket and are down 27% in the year to date, while the S&P_ 500 SPX, +2.47% has fallen 13%.
UPDATE 1-Mexico works to clear debris as storm Agatha weakens on southern coast
(Updates on strength of the storm, details)By Jose CortesPUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico, May 31 (Reuters) - Mexican officials worked into Tuesday to clear highways blocked by mudslides along Mexico's southern coast after record-breaking storm Agatha battered the region with torrential rains and strong winds. Agatha made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane on Monday afternoon, touching down with 105 miles per hour winds (169 km per hour) near the beach town of Puerto Angel on the Pacific coast before losing strength as it moved inland. Mexico's transportation ministry was working to clear the roads into the night on Monday. Some towns in Oaxaca lost power, and one transformer exploded, officials said. (Reporting by Jose Cortes and Kylie Madry; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell and Angus MacSwan)
Opinion: Nasal COVID vaccines are being tested in 7 clinical trials -- how would they work?
That is the idea behind nasal COVID-19 vaccines, and they have been getting a lot of attention recently as a spray or liquid. These nasal vaccines would be based on the same technology as normal vaccines given by injection. More accurately called intranasal vaccines, these vaccines are liquids that can be given as a spray or through a dropper or syringe. So in theory, intranasal vaccines could provide better protection than vaccines given through a shot in the arm. This was first published by The Conversation — “Nasal COVID-19 vaccines help the body prepare for infection right where it starts – in your nose and throat“.
Netflix's plan to charge people for sharing passwords is already a mess before it's even begun, report suggests
Peruvian Netflix users told Rest of World they haven't seen any enforcement, and the policy has been confusing. Central to consumer confusion has been how Netflix defines a "household," Rest of World reports. Rest of World also reported Netflix has run into resistance from state consumer agencies in Costa Rica, Peru, and Chile. The same agency told Rest of World Netflix's new policy of charging users for sharing passwords could lead to arbitrary discrimination against consumers. Story continuesAn anonymous Netflix customer service representative told Rest of World herself and other customer service reps were confused about what to tell account holders when asked about the new policy.
Panasonic and Leica unveil 'L squared' project to jointly develop cameras and lenses
Panasonic and Leica have formed a new collaboration called L² (L squared) that will see them jointly develop cameras, lenses and imaging technology, they announced. Both companies are already part of the L-Mount mirrorless alliance (along with Sigma and Leitz) and Panasonic has loaned its camera tech to Leica. However, the new partnership goes deeper, as they'll use "jointly developed technologies" in their respective lens and camera products, while the L² branding will feature in future marketing activities. Meanwhile, Leica has a sterling reputation for lens quality, but gets far less respect for its mirrorless cameras because they're mostly rebadged, overpriced Panasonic models. By collaborating, Panasonic could gain some prestige off Leica's iconic reputation and lens quality, while Leica will get access to Panasonic's technological chops.
Sea feud with China flares as Marcos prepares for presidency
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government announced Tuesday a new diplomatic protest against China over disputes in the South China Sea, a long-thorny issue that has flared anew as the next Philippine president prepares to take office next month. Story continuesSeparately, Philippine foreign affairs officials said late Monday that the department summoned a Chinese diplomat in early April to protest alleged harassment by the Chinese coast guard of a research vessel in the South China Sea. The Filipino scientists reported the incident to the Philippine government, which deployed a coast guard patrol ship, the BRP Capones, to keep watch on the research vessel, the coast guard in Manila said last month. China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei have been locked in a tense territorial standoff in the busy waterway for decades. Chinese ships have also disrupted Philippine vessels exploring for undersea oil and gas in Reed Bank, Philippine officials said.
'Very angry': Uvalde locals grapple with school chief's role
The 50-year-old Arredondo has spent much of a nearly 30-year career in law enforcement in Uvalde, returning in 2020 to take the head police job at the school district. Communication is key.”McCraw said Friday that minutes after the gunman entered the school, city police officers entered through the same door. Over the course of more than an hour, law enforcement from multiple agencies arrived on the scene. McCraw said that students and teachers had repeatedly begged 911 operators for help while Arredondo told more than a dozen officers to wait in a hallway. ___More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://apnews.com/hub/school-shootings
Letting People Down In The Workplace Is Just Fine, Actually
Because that’s what we do when we don’t speak up and take on excess work out of fear of letting people down. If we’re burning ourselves out to meet the impossible goals others impose on us, we risk letting them down anyway. The business is not going to shut down if you don’t work overtime. Unless your job is literally saving lives, the business is not going to shut down if you don’t work overtime. And besides, the act of saying no, especially when you realize that people won’t actually hate you for doing so, is pretty damn liberating.
Owner of Massachusetts ice cream parlor says customers waited in a 45-minute line because he didn't have enough staff — and that's a month ahead of the busy summer season
The owner of an ice cream shop in Mashpee told The Wall Street Journal that he's struggling to hire employees. Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty ImagesCustomers in a 45-minute line for a Massachusetts ice cream parlor, the owner told the WSJ. The owner of an ice cream shop in Massachusetts said that customers waited in a 45-minute line on one weekend earlier this month because there wasn't enough staff to help out, The Wall Street Journal reported. Mark Lawrence, owner of Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour in Mashpee, told The Journal that he's struggling to hire employees for his shop, especially ahead of the busy summer season. Lawrence told The Journal.
Let's Zoom In on Zoom Video's Charts a Week After Earnings
In this daily bar chart of ZM, below, we can see that prices have rallied above the declining 50-day moving average line. ZM is below the declining 40-week moving average line. In this daily Point and Figure chart of ZM, below, we can see a potential upside price target in the $158 area. Our price target is now the $125-$158 area. We recommended purchase of Zoom Video Communications ( ZM on May 23 ahead of its earnings report, and here on Tuesday a sell side firm raised its fundamental outlook to outperform with a $121 price target.
On a block full of lawns, she ditched grass for a DIY drought-tolerant oasis
She took an in-person class on California native plants at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants. The check paid for the entire project, excluding the handcrafted Mexican tile from Colores de Mexico in East Los Angeles. But it was really fun.”The frontyard and parking strip are filled with mostly California native plants. Lifestyle 20 California native plants that will actually look gorgeous this summer Even California native plants can dry out in the summer. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)Helpful resources for waterwise gardening
Hurricane Agatha sets a record for May landfall, then weakens over Mexico
Hurricane Agatha made history as the strongest recorded hurricane to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane season, making landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of small beach towns and fishing villages in southern Mexico. Agatha was downgraded to a tropical depression by Tuesday morning, with sustained winds down to 35 mph. AdvertisementHeavy rain and big waves lashed the beach town of Zipolite, long known for its clothing-optional beach and bohemian vibe. “There is a lot of rain and sudden gusts of strong wind,” said Silvia Ranfagni, manager of the Casa Kalmar hotel in Zipolite. It was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific, said Jeff Masters, meteorologist with Yale Climate Connections and the founder of Weather Underground.
Meet the candidates for the L.A. school board
Three seats are on the June 7 primary ballot for the seven-member Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. They don’t know how to use words to solve problems.”Website: https://www.seguraforlausd.com/ROCIO RIVASL.A. school board candidate Rocio Rivas (Christina Gandolfo)Age: 48Occupation: Rivas is a research and policy deputy for school board member Jackie Goldberg. L.A. school board candidate Tracey SchroederAge: 48Occupation: Schroeder is an L.A. Unified teacher. This school board has been acting outside its authority.”Website: https://traceyschoolboard.com/GENTILLE BARKHORDARIANL.A. school board candidate Gentille BarkhordarianAge: 56Occupation: Barkhordarian is an engineer and business consultant. KELLY GONEZL.A. school board candidate Kelly Gonez (Abby Cox)Age: 33Occupation: Gonez is the incumbent school board member and was elected in 2017Experience: She has five years of teaching experience and served as an education staffer in the Obama administration.
Far from Ukraine, food prices and hunger rise in Africa because of the war
Nearly all the wheat sold in Somalia comes from Ukraine and Russia, which have halted exports through the Black Sea since Moscow waged war on its neighbor on Feb. 24. The U.N. World Food Program says food shortages could worsen when the lean season arrives in late summer. Even the cost of therapeutic food for malnourished children could rise 16% over the next six months because of the war in Ukraine and disruptions related to the pandemic, UNICEF says. African countries imported 44% of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine between 2018 and 2020, according to U.N. figures. Meanwhile, Ukraine has accused Russia of looting both grain and farm equipment from territories held by its forces.
DUI arrest of Nancy Pelosi’s husband came after minor two-car crash
The weekend arrest of Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), on suspicion of driving under the influence came after the Porsche he was driving was hit by another vehicle in Northern California’s wine country, authorities said. Paul Pelosi, 82, was taken into custody shortly before midnight Saturday night in Napa County, according to a sheriff’s office online booking report. AdvertisementPelosi could face misdemeanor charges including driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, the police booking report said. Nancy Pelosi on Sunday delivered the commencement address at Brown University in Providence, R.I. She and her husband have been married since 1963. Pelosi’s arrest was first reported by TMZ.
California drought resurrects decades-old plan for controversial Sites Reservoir
First conceived in the 1950s, the Sites Reservoir project was abandoned in the 1980s — the twilight years of America’s big Western dam-building projects. The reservoir, he said, was “something I’ve long supported.”The controversy has transformed the western Sacramento River valley into a battleground. A key hurdle to the project’s completion is whether or not the California Water Resources Control Board will grant the reservoir permission to divert Sacramento River water. In one of environmentalism’s emerging successes, the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge is on the rebound because of restoration efforts. Members of the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority, a key participant in the reservoir project, don’t have to go far to find a lifeless signature of severe drought.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband arrested on suspicion of DUI
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a collision, authorities said. Paul Pelosi, 82, was booked into Napa County Jail at around 4 a.m. Sunday for two misdemeanors, which included driving with a blood alcohol level above .08 percent. According to preliminary information shared Sunday night by the California Highway Patrol, CHP officers from its Napa unit responded at 10:26 p.m. to reports of a collision at Highway 29 and Walnut Road in Oakville. According to the CHP, Pelosi’s 2021 Porsche was traveling eastbound on Walnut and was crossing the highway when a 2014 Jeep traveling northbound on the highway struck it. Pelosi is a businessman and owner of Financial Leasing Services Inc., a Bay Area investment and real estate firm.
Denver Botanic Gardens is the place to take people visiting Denver this spring
Each week, we will offer our opinions on the best that Colorado has to offer for dining, shopping, entertainment, outdoor activities and more. For solace, for space to think and for important conversations with family and friends, there’s one place in Denver I go to first. I’m lucky enough to live within walking distance of the Denver Botanic Gardens. Another day, after stopping by Copper Door Coffee, just outside the gardens’ entrance, I struck up a conversation with a neighborhood resident who was also admiring the beds of tulips. The central Denver Botanic Gardens location is at 1007 York St., while Chatfield Farms is in Littleton at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road.
Colorado regulators, utilities worry about impacts of hot, dry summer
Colorado utilities are preparing for what’s shaping up to be a hotter-than-normal and relatively dry summer while regulators are assessing how to keep the lights and power on as the climate changes. “The availability of the extra energy that we sometimes depend on through the summer we know will be constrained,” Horvath said. “I wish I had a good, solid answer for you on that one,” said Russ Schumacher, the state climatologist and associate professor at Colorado State University. Black Hills Energy spokeswoman Ashley Campbell said the utility is aware of concerns about the adequacy of resources in the event of a hot summer. The Westminster-based power provider works with other utilities in energy trading markets and a regional transmission organization.
New Denver restaurants you'll want to try out this summer
2501 Dallas St., skybarstanley.comJosie Sexton, The Denver Post The new Carrera's Tacos in Greenwood Village specializes in "West Coast" Mexican street food. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post The new Carrera's Tacos in Greenwood Village specializes in "West Coast" Mexican street food. With his new full-scale restaurant, the former Kitchen Next Door chef is mashing up street food traditions from South Korea to Mexico. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post The crew at Milk Tea People, from left: Jon Hinh, Jason Hinh, Tim Gardner and Kevin Ung. 1641 Market St., milkteapeople.comSubscribe to our new food newsletter, Stuffed, to get Denver food and drink news sent straight to your inbox.
1 dead, at least 1 child injured, in parasailing accident at Seven Mile Bridge in the Keys
A woman is dead and at least one child hurt in a parasailing accident that happened Monday at the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys. The Coast Guard confirmed the death Monday night, but details about the incident were not immediately clear. The Seven Mile Bridge connects Knights Key in the Middle Keys city of Marathon with Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. AdvertisementThe injured child was transported to local medics, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Estrada, a Coast Guard spokesman. (

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People attend the Wellington-Oakdale Old Glory Marching Society Memorial Day parade
People participate in the annual Wellington-Oakdale Old Glory Marching Society Memorial Day parade on May 30, 2022, in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)
Duluth welcomes first cruise ship in nearly a decade
The Port of Duluth saw the arrival of its first cruise ship since 2013 on Monday morning. The nearly 700-foot cruise ship was anchored in the harbor, just outside of the shipping lane. Viking Octantis is the first of nine cruise ships scheduled to dock in Duluth from May to mid-September. Most of the cruises will be from Viking Cruises, but two in June will be American Queen cruises. According to the DECC, the average age of cruise passengers is 70 and 95% are from the United States.
St. Pascal Regional School is joining Ascension Catholic Academy
Early in the morning in November 2019, Inna Collier Paske, principal of St. Pascal Regional School, had a vision. The pair, in life and in death, have applied much of their philanthropy to supporting Catholic education. The foundation, now run by their daughter, Amy Goldman, sought in 2015 to establish a new model for funding Catholic schools. “New models were going to be needed … in order to sustain and make viable urban Catholic schools,” said Patricia Stromen, the consortium’s president. Most of those enrolled at Ascension schools are students of color, and many are not Catholic.
A deadly Memorial Day weekend in Connecticut
Four people were killed in a one-car crash in Thompson Monday, capping a particularly deadly and hazardous Memorial Day Weekend. The Thompson crash brought the death toll to 10 people, including four who died in a wrong-way collision on I-95. The Thompson crash happened at about 5 p.m. on Quaddick Town Farm Road. Also killed were Jaslin Perez, 21, of Providence, Erika Perez, 21, whose address was not listed, and Lixandra Almonte Terrero, 21, of Providence, police said. Police are expected to update the statistics to include Monday, but the 2022 Memorial Day weekend has proved the deadliest in the past several years.
Readers respond: Pro-life positions stop after birth
I don’t understand why Republicans can be so aggressive in saving the life of a fetus as soon as it is conceived, but won’t do anything to protect it after it is born. I can no longer defend the Republican party and will never vote for another Republican. The Republican party has gone into the toilet with Trump and they don’t appear to care. All I can do is flush the toilet, wash my hands and walk away. Bob Hibberd, Woodburn
How will the expected U.S. Supreme Court abortion ruling impact Connecticut elections this fall?
Ned Lamont signs a new law on abortion that is designed to protect medical providers and patients seeking abortion care in Connecticut who may be traveling from other states, such as Texas, that have outlawed abortion. Connecticut, he says, should follow 37 other states in requiring parental involvement before a minor can have an abortion. The elections in the fall will be based upon the economy.”The Connecticut legislature codified the Roe v. Wade ruling into state law three decades ago and recently passed another law prompted by abortion restrictions in states such as Texas. Stefanowski has been more low-key on the issue, declining to answer directly when asked if, as governor, he would have signed the same abortion law that Lamont signed. End of story.”Outside Connecticut, the Democratic Governors Association and other groups are raising money nationwide from the expected abortion ruling, saying that rights could be curtailed.
Cincinnati Children's to leave deteriorating Oak Building, site to be demolished
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will vacate the Oak Building in Avondale by the end of June, bringing a close to 20 years of medical research at the site and moving 150 employees to nearby locations. The Oak Building, Oak Professional Building at 620 Oak St., a nearby utility building and the already decommissioned June Street Garage, collectively called the Oak Campus, will be demolished, officials said. Hospital officials announced the move Tuesday morning, saying the aging Oak Building, which dates to the 1920s, is no longer cost-efficient to operate. Cincinnati Children's has these plans for its other Oak Building-based research centers:The Laboratory for Specialized Clinical Studies will move to Location R at the Burnet Campus. The Oak Building originally was the site of Bethesda Oak Hospital, which closed in 2020.
West Hartford police investigating shots fired
West Hartford police shut down traffic on two roads Tuesday while they investigate a shots fired incident on Warren Terrace. West Beacon Street between Prospect Avenue and Tobey Street was closed and all of Warren Terrace was closed, police said Tuesday. AdvertisementOfficers responded to numerous calls of shots fired in the area on Monday at about 10:30 p.m. One victim was located and treated for a minor injury, police said. There does not appear to be any active threat to the public, police said. Jesse Leavenworth can be reached at jleavenworth@courant.com
Cincinnati Children's to leave deteriorating Oak Building, site to be demolished
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will vacate the Oak Building in Avondale by the end of June, bringing a close to 20 years of medical research at the site and moving 150 employees to nearby locations. The Oak Building, Oak Professional Building at 620 Oak St., a nearby utility building and the already decommissioned June Street Garage, collectively called the Oak Campus, will be demolished, officials said. Hospital officials announced the move Tuesday morning, saying the aging Oak Building, which dates to the 1920s, is no longer cost-efficient to operate. Cincinnati Children's has these plans for its other Oak Building-based research centers:The Laboratory for Specialized Clinical Studies will move to Location R at the Burnet Campus. The Oak Building originally was the site of Bethesda Oak Hospital, which closed in 2020.
Man slain, 6 people wounded during shooting in Benton Harbor
Associated PressBenton Harbor — A 19-year-old man has been killed and six other people were wounded during a shooting at a club and liquor store in southwestern Michigan's Benton Harbor. Benton Harbor public safety officers responding to reports of multiple gunshots saw a large number of people in the area about 2:30 a.m. Monday, the police department said in a release. Marlon Bowman was shot multiple times in his chest and died, police said. The wounded were treated at an area hospital. A $2,000 reward was being offered for information that leads to the identification and arrest of anyone involved in the shooting, police said.
Six-alarm blaze breaks out at historic Suffolk Downs
Firefighters battled a 6-alarm blaze at the historic Suffolk Downs into the early hours this morning. By about 11:30 p.m., a fifth alarm was struck by crews struggling with water supplies. “Companies are relay pumping to supply water to the fire , because of the limited water supply in the area,” the Boston Fire Department said in a tweet from the scene Monday night. A 5th alarm has been ordered,companies are relay pumping to supply water to the fire , because of the limited water supply in the area. “Companies are starting to make up the thousands of feet of line used to extinguish the fire.
Uvalde grieves, says goodbyes at visitations, funerals
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students — the start of summer break. Instead, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered at funeral visitations. Greg Abbott, speaking at a Memorial Day event in Longview, urged Texans to keep Uvalde in their prayers. “And as Texans, we must come together and lift up Uvalde and support them in every way that we possibly can. More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting
EU sanctions on Russia: Leaders agree to ban 90% of Russian oil by year-end
The 27-nation bloc has spent weeks haggling over a proposed total embargo on Russian oil but came up against stubborn resistance from Hungarian premier Viktor Orban. France 24 Dave Keating tells us more. As featured on
Mexico works to clear debris as storm Agatha weakens on southern coast
By Jose CortesPUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico (Reuters) -Mexican officials worked into Tuesday to clear highways blocked by mudslides along Mexico's southern coast after record-breaking storm Agatha battered the region with torrential rains and strong winds. Agatha made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane on Monday afternoon, touching down with 105 miles per hour winds (169 km per hour) near the beach town of Puerto Angel on the Pacific coast before losing strength as it moved inland. Mexico's transportation ministry was working to clear the roads into the night on Monday. Some towns in Oaxaca lost power, and one transformer exploded, officials said. (Reporting by Jose Cortes and Kylie Madry; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell and Angus MacSwan)
90+ best Memorial Day sales you can still shop—save at Amazon, Walmart and Home Depot
The best home and kitchen Memorial Day salesIf you’re looking to refresh your space on a budget, these Memorial Day home and kitchen sales have what you need. Appliances Connection: Give your kitchen or laundry room an update by shopping the Big Memorial Day sale at Appliances Connection. Gravity Blanket: Stay cozy this Memorial Day by shopping the brand's Memorial Day sale to save 15% on cooling weighted blankets and save 50% on the calm travel blanket. The best lifestyle Memorial Day salesFrom outdoor gear to pet supplies, shop today's best Memorial Day deals on Yeti, Chewy, Rifle Paper Co. and Solo Stove. What are the best Memorial Day 2022 sales?
Man dies after being struck on the Interstate 265 ramp in Louisville
A man died Monday night after being struck on Interstate 265 North, on the ramp that leads to Interstate 65, according to Louisville Metro Police spokesperson Elizabeth Ruoff. Officers from LMPD's Seventh Division responded at 10:30 p.m. to the pedestrian being struck. Ruoff said that their preliminary information reveals the man tried to cross the Gene Snyder Highway and was hit. The LMPD traffic unit is handling the investigation. Reach Ana Rocío Álvarez Bríñez at abrinez@gannett.com; follow her on Twitter at @SoyAnaAlvarez
Killer Asteroids Are Hiding in Plain Sight. A New Tool Helps Spot Them.
On Tuesday, B612 Foundation, a nonprofit group that Dr. Lu helped found, announced the discovery of more than 100 asteroids. “This is the modern way of doing astronomy,” Dr. Lu said. “That would be another impact of the algorithm that doesn’t even have to do with asteroids,” Dr. Ivezic said. “We could quickly pivot and say, ‘What’s a different approach to solve the problem that we exist to solve?’” Dr. Lu said. Its asteroid telescope, named NEO Surveyor, is in the preliminary design stage, aiming for launch in 2026.
Ukraine's 'unicorn' LGBTQ soldiers head for war
By Horaci GarciaKYIV (Reuters) - As volunteer fighters Oleksandr Zhuhan and Antonina Romanova pack for a return to active duty, they contemplate the unicorn insignia that gives their uniform a rare distinction - a symbol of their status as an LGBTQ couple who are Ukrainian soldiers. Members of Ukraine's LGBTQ community who sign up for the war have taken to sewing the image of the mythical beast into their standard-issue epaulettes just below the national flag. "So they (the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community) chose the unicorn because it is like a fantastic 'non-existent' creature." Ukraine and its allies call that a false pretext for a war of aggression. Some of the team Zhuhan and Romanova knew but the commanders were not at the station.
Egypt unearths trove of artifacts, 250 mummies in ancient necropolis
Archaeologists in Egypt announced Monday that they had uncovered a trove of ancient artifacts at the necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo, including mummies and bronze statues dating back 2,500 years. © Khaled Elfiqi/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock A worker cleans sarcophagi from a newly discovered burial site at Saqqara necropolis in Giza, Egypt, on May 30. Ancient finds have been made across the country in recent years, bringing fresh understanding of the dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt. The Saqqara necropolis, where the latest discoveries were made, was part of the burial grounds for the ancient capital, Memphis. © Amr Nabil/AP A painted sarcophagus with a well-preserved mummy inside, dating back to the Late Period of ancient Egypt, found in the Saqqara necropolis.
Why China Is Miles Ahead in a Pacific Race for Influence
And that has left the United States playing catch-up in a vital strategic arena. China’s interest in the Pacific Islands, made more explicit by a series of recently leaked documents, starts with maritime real estate. It’s one of many places in the region where the United States is missing in action beyond signs for Coca-Cola. But Monday’s gathering in Suva was Mr. Wang’s second meeting with Pacific Island leaders in the past eight months, and more are planned. The post Why China Is Miles Ahead in a Pacific Race for Influence appeared first on New York Times.
Pollution in Kosovo and a dog cafe: Tuesday’s best photos
Dubai, UAE Hyunsuk Ku, 38, the owner of Happy Bark Day, the first cafe in Dubai to offer coffee and cake to dogs only, serves one of her customersPhotograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images
Mona Lisa smeared in cake in apparent climate protest – video
The Mona Lisa escaped unharmed when a visitor to the Louvre in Paris tried to smash the glass protecting the world's most famous painting before smearing cake across its surface in an apparent climate-related publicity stunt. The perpetrator was a man disguised as an elderly woman who jumped out of a wheelchair before attacking the glass. 'Maybe this is just nuts to me,' @klevisl007 posted on Twitter, along with a video of the incident's aftermath that shows a member of staff at the Louvre cleaning the glass
Footage released by Russia purports to show separatist soldiers in Sievierodonetsk – video
Russian state television has aired footage showing what it says are separatist soldiers in the city of Sievierdonetsk, the largest city in Donbas still held by Ukraine. Witnesses say Russian tanks and troops have begun advancing towards the centre of the city, while artillery barrages have destroyed critical infrastructure and damaged 90% of the buildings
I agreed to my sperm donor’s anonymity - now I see my daughter has a right to know who she is | Dorothy Byrne
Out of 68 million people in the UK, there are just 29,725 individuals who have no legal right to know their parentage. During this brief period, donor parents were guaranteed anonymity for ever. The HFEA offers donor parents, and children once they are 18, the opportunity to state if they would like to be contacted. The HFEA’s chief executive, Peter Thompson, says that society needs to “start a conversation” about donor anonymity because of the widespread use of cheap DNA tests. My daughter is clear that donor anonymity should be abolished retrospectively: “The benefits outweigh any downside.
From the front line to the World Cup: Ukraine's football fairytale
Since May 1 the team and its support staff, who play Scotland in Glasgow on Wednesday night for a place in the World Cup qualifier against Wales on Sunday, have been extended that right. He stayed in Ukraine after the invasion while his family moved to Germany. He is now speaking on the phone from Slovenia, and that country’s national football centre in Brdo, in the north near the border with Austria. The Ukrainians’ accommodation and training facilities – indeed, everything, including their food – has been provided gratis by Uefa and its Slovenian president Aleksandr Ceferin. Of course, the guys are always checking their phones for news from home and worrying about their relatives.”
How to survive the Jubilee bank holiday travel chaos
GatwickCertainly not immune from the chaos, Gatwick has seen a string of cancelled flights. This move translated to 32 axed flights from Gatwick on May 30, many to key European holiday destinations such as Barcelona, Lisbon and Venice. How can I salvage my holiday if my flight is cancelled? When will UK roads be busiest over the Jubilee bank holiday period? Staycationers may be feeling smug about missing out on airport chaos but they may still have to contend with extremely busy UK roads over the Jubilee bank holiday.
Knitters create life-size woollen Queen ahead of Jubilee celebrations
A life-size woollen Queen created by a group of knitters for the Platinum Jubilee is proving a hit with locals. The knitted monarch and a pet corgi were installed in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, at the weekend and villagers have already been stopping to pose for pictures with Her Majesty ahead of the celebrations. They’ve also decorated the area with knitted bunting, chains, soldiers and post box toppers. Red, white and blue bollard covers, created by Holmes Chapel U3A, have also been added to brighten up the area. In New Brighton, Wirral, a knitted topper of the Queen and Windsor Castle has been placed on a post box and in Belle Vale, Liverpool, a post box has been topped with a crown.
Queen’s Maid of Honour ‘overwhelmed’ at reunion with restored Coronation dress
One of the Maids of Honour at the Queen’s Coronation was stunned after being reunited with her dress which had “seemed to disintegrate in one’s hands” before its restoration. The silk gown Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill wore on June 2 1953 had suffered extreme sunlight exposure after years on display, causing the material to become “split and shattered”. Having last worn the priceless gown in 1953, Lady Rosemary said: “I think it’s unbelievable. Ms Telford used support fabric with adhesive to bond the fragile silk of the dress and stabilise the damage. Textile conservator Emma Telford with the dress (Quest/PA)She said: “There’s really no option with an item that’s in that kind of condition.
Badass delivery driver rescues woman and her dog from savage attack during drop-off
Doorbell camera footage has captured the moment a heroic Amazon delivery driver helped a woman and her dog while they were being savagely attacked by a dog. In a Facebook post, the girl's father Matthew Ray shared the shocking footage and appealed to find the Amazon delivery driver who saved his daughter and her dog from the attack. "I want to find the Amazon driver who helped my daughter. After Ray's Facebook post, the Amazon delivery driver was eventually identified as Stephanie Lontz and the Ray family personally thanked her for the selfless act and gave her flowers. I was just shaken up … but no I’m so glad I got to see you again and it means a lot to me," Lauren Ray to Lontz.
Queen’s Maid of Honour ‘overwhelmed’ at reunion with restored Coronation dress
One of the Maids of Honour at the Queen’s Coronation was stunned after being reunited with her dress which had “seemed to disintegrate in one’s hands” before its restoration. The silk gown Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill wore on 2 June 1953 had suffered extreme sunlight exposure after years on display, causing the material to become “split and shattered”. Designed by Sir Norman Hartnell, who held the Royal Warrant as dressmaker to the Queen Mother, the garment remains a piece of British history. Ms Telford used support fabric with adhesive to bond the fragile silk of the dress and stabilise the damage. Textile conservator Emma Telford with the dress (Quest/PA)She said: “There’s really no option with an item that’s in that kind of condition.
Knitters create life-size woollen Queen ahead of Jubilee celebrations
A life-size woollen Queen created by a group of knitters for the Platinum Jubilee is proving a hit with locals. The knitted monarch and a pet corgi were installed in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, at the weekend and villagers have already been stopping to pose for pictures with Her Majesty ahead of the celebrations. They’ve also decorated the area with knitted bunting, chains, soldiers and post box toppers. Red, white and blue bollard covers, created by Holmes Chapel U3A, have also been added to brighten up the area. In New Brighton, Wirral, a knitted topper of the Queen and Windsor Castle has been placed on a post box and in Belle Vale, Liverpool, a post box has been topped with a crown.
Elon Musk says something ‘very strange indeed’ is happening to his Twitter as posts disappear
Elon Musk has suggested there is “something strange” happening with his Twitter account, after his posts failed to load. But Mr Musk nonetheless chose to highlight the issue in a reply to an account that pointed out the issue. “Very strange indeed!” Mr Musk wrote in response to a fan who posted a tweet about the problem. Twitter did not respond to a request for comment or further information on why Mr Musk’s Twitter page was not loading. Mr Musk has been voicing numerous concerns about Twitter over recent weeks, in the midst of his attempt to buy the company.
H&M and Ikea launch mentorship programme for London creatives
H&M and Ikea have launched a pilot programme called Atelier100 that aims to mentor and showcase the work of London-based creatives and designers. Atelier100 opened its doors in Livat Hammersmith, a recently-opened shopping complex owned by Ikea’s parent company, Ingka Group. In April, Atelier100 put out an open call for creatives, makers and manufacturers who live within 100km of central London to share their product ideas. (Atelier100)The space inhabited by Atelier100 inside Livat Hammersmith uses repurposed and recycled materials from the former Topshop flagship store on Oxford Street. In future, the corporations hope to widen the scope for applications and launch Atelier100 in other cities around the UK and Europe.
Quantum breakthrough could lead to planet-sized telescopes
A new quantum technique could allow previously impossible astronomical observations by combining data from observatories around the world. The breakthrough, made by researchers from Australia and Singapore, could lead to new understandings of exoplanets, stars and even black holes through vast arrays of optical observatories. The technique offers a revolution in something known as Stimulated Raman Adiabatic Passage (STIRAP), which involves the transfer of quantum information without any loss. By applying this quantum communication technique to very-long baseline interferometry, astronomers would be able to combine light from multiple telescopes in order to make observations using previously inaccessible wavelengths. “By moving into optical frequencies, such a quantum imaging network will improve imaging resolution by three to five orders of magnitude.
Australian Gym buff had arm amputated after a botched bicep curl caused deadly flesh-eating bug
An amateur bodybuilder was forced to have his arm amputated after a bicep curl went horribly wrong, leading to a deadly flesh-eating virus. Mr McKenna-Lieschke was put in an induced coma and had to have 11 operations in 10 days. Recalling his original injury, Mr McKenna-Lieschke said: 'I was training flat out, I was bicep-curling 50 kilos. After being taken to hospital a second time, Mr McKenna-Lieschke was put in a coma and operated on. Mr McKenna-Lieschke was dedicated to maintaining a positive mindset and vowed to see the journey as the 'ultimate challenge'.
Paddleboard pooches: Dogs take to the waves for surf race
This a paddle surf race with a difference. The seaside village of El Masnou, north of Barcelona, is hosting a paddle surf race with dogs. It's definitely not a walk in the park, canine contenders must be properly trained by their owners and totally obedient. The dogs must patiently sit on the board while their human companions paddle on the surfboard along a 1.5-kilometre course. A dog's natural instinct would be to jump in the water, so the race demands they stay still and obedient.
Video: Horrifying moment crocodile drags half-eaten fisherman in Indonesia
Video: Horrifying moment a crocodile drags a mangled body through a river after pouncing on a fisherman and pulling him into Indonesian riverThis is the horrifying moment a crocodile was seen dragging the body of a half-eaten fisherman through Ladongi River in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Video: NYPD hunt a gang of scooter-riding thugs racing up & robbing people
Video: NYPD hunt a gang of scooter-riding thugs racing up to pedestrians before ripping thousands of dollars worth of gold chains from their necks in spate of robberies in New York CityNYPD hunt a gang of scooter-riding thugs racing up to pedestrians before ripping thousands of dollars worth of gold chains from their necks in spate of robberies in New York City
Video: NYers fill streets for second night in a row for Manhattanhenge
Video:Thousands of New Yorkers fill the streets for second night in a row to watch the setting sun glow like a huge ball of fire between the city's skyscrapers during Manhattanhenge.
Video: MTG: Bill Gates wants you eating meat 'grown in peach tree dish'
Video: Bizarre moment Marjorie Taylor Greene calls a petri dish a 'PEACH TREE dish' while raging about meat replacements and floats wild conspiracy that Bill Gates 'wants to know when you go to the bathroom'Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene says Bill Gates wants people eating cheeseburgers made of fake meat 'grown in a peach tree dish.'
Video: Police snipers guard rescue divers after crash in gator-infested pond
Video: Moment SNIPERS provide cover for rescue divers as they search alligator-infested pond for mother, 80, and son, 56, after their car careened off Florida Turnpike: Man dies and woman is in critical conditionPolice snipers guarded rescue divers after a minivan crashed into an alligator -infested pond in Miami-Dade, Florida.
Video: Parts of Mexico hit by flooding from Hurricane Agatha
Video: Mexico scrambles to clear mudslides and floods after Hurricane Agatha slammed into land at a record-breaking 105mph - the strongest ever for May - driving residents and tourists into sheltersMexico scrambles to clear mudslides and floods after Hurricane Agatha slammed into land at a record-breaking 105mp, the strongest ever for May, driving residents and tourists into shelters.
Child care worker arrested for making porn with children he was supposed to be looking after
Police said Silfredo Castillo Martinez worked at Lina's Garden Day Care for more than a decade and was arrested for possessing multiple images depicting child pornography. Computer crime investigators suspect Castillo Martinez has been dealing in child porn since July 2011, when he first began working at the center. He lives in the same building as the day care center, state records show, with the capacity to care for 12 children between 6 weeks and 12 years old, as well as four additional school-aged children. My kids have been in his day care for years,' one parent with children at the center told The Daily News. NYPD have urged members of the public with more information on Castillo Martinez to call: 1-800-577-TIPS.
Prince Harry put on a tactile display with Nacho Figueras during recent polo season
Prince Harry may have been feuding with Prince William over the last few years - but there is one man in his life whom he is unafraid to put on a touchy-feely display with. And in recent weeks, Nacho and Harry have put on a particularly tactile display while playing polo together at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Both Prince Harry and Nacho regularly play in Sentebale's charity matches to raise funds for Sentebale, an organisation co-founded by Prince Harry that supports children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa. Nacho has been to Lesotho with Prince Harry three times, most recently opening the Mamohato Centre together in 2015. Along with forming a special friendship with Prince Harry, the game of polo also brought him to his wife Delfina Blaquier, the daughter of an Argentinian polo player.
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Fox terrier Pebbles, aged 22, is crowned the oldest dog in the world
She may not look that old, but Pebbles has just been given the impressive accolade of being the world's oldest living pooch- at 22 years and 59 days old, or 154 years old in dog years. The 1.8 kilogram Fox Terrier lives in South Carolina and was born on 28 March 2000, with her record as oldest dog living verified on May 17 this year. Pebbles, who is a fox terrier, lives in South Carolina with owners Bobby and Julie Gregory, coming to the family in 2000. Julie entered Pebbles into the Guinness World Records after seeing TobyKeith all over the news and she was verified as the world's oldest dog living soon afterwardsAnd soon after, her application was confirmed and TobyKeith was knocked off the top spot of oldest living dog, with Pebbles verified as the oldest living dog in the world on May 17. She advised other dog owners to do the same so that their pooches stand a chance of leading a long life.
JOHNNY DEPP VS. AMBER HEARD TRIAL LIVE: Jury starts first full day of deliberations
Mamma Mia - here they go again! ABBA are seen all together in public for the first time in 36 years as they attend the launch of their Voyage digital concert residency
Just giving kids dad's name sign of inequality says court - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - Naming children exclusively after their fathers is a sign of inequality among parents, the Constitutional Court said Tuesday in explaining its April 27 sentence scrubbing the automatic naming after the father and allowing the mother's surname or a double surname to be used. It said the practice of giving children their father's surname "is translated into the invisibility of the mother" and is a sign of inequality that "reverberates onto and impacts the identity of the child".
Over 1,000 people evacuated as wildfire spreads in Miryang
(Yonhap)Authorities evacuated over 1,000 people from villages, hospitals and correctional facilities near a fast-spreading wildfire in the southern city of Miryang on Tuesday. The blaze broke out at 9:25 a.m. on the hill in Miryang, around 280 km southeast of Seoul, and is continuing to spread, according to firefighting authorities. Close to noon, the Korea Forest Service upgraded its wildfire response level to the highest level of 3, issued when a fire is estimated to scorch over 100 hectares. Firefighters erected containment lanes around the blaze to keep it from spreading into nearby villages, located about 180 meters from where the fire broke out. Authorities also evacuated over 390 inmates from a prison in Miryang to another prison near Daegu, 302 kilometers southeast of Seoul.
Chinese city tells residents: comply with Covid testing orders or be detained, fined and blacklisted
A new round of compulsory testing is due to begin in Siping, Jilin province on Thursday. Photo: Handout
How the Newest Federal Prison Became One of the Deadliest
Bobby Everson was nearing the end of his decade-long federal prison sentence, but he feared he wouldn’t make it home alive. But the most pressing threat came from the men officers chose to put in his cell. In response, the Senate has formed a new group to investigate federal prison operations, and Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal announced his resignation in January. This wasn’t the first time Phillips had been targeted — he was previously attacked by gang members at Thomson and another prison, according to claims made in a lawsuit. (Weekley was the only person to die in Thomson’s general population and not the Special Management Unit, according to prison officials.)
Connecticut will pay a specialist $150,000 to combat election misinformation ahead of the 2022 midterms
Connecticut is hiring a misinformation specialist ahead of the 2022 midterms, per NYT. The role has a $150,000 salary and involves monitoring and combating online election misinformation. The job is described in the statement as a "security analyst to monitor and combat election misinformation on a full-time basis." More states across the US are hiring similar roles to target online election misinformation. Colorado has recruited three cybersecurity professionals to stop the spread of misinformation online and on social media, according to The New York Times.
U.N. Human Rights Chief Tempers Criticism at End of China Trip
HONG KONG — The United Nations’ top human rights official offered limited criticism of China’s crackdown on predominantly Muslim minorities, saying at the end of her six-day trip to the country on Saturday that she had raised questions about its application of “counterterrorism and de-radicalization measures” but that her visit “was not an investigation.”The comments from Michelle Bachelet, the first U.N. high commissioner for human rights to visit China since 2005, were sharply criticized by overseas Uyghurs and human rights advocates who had called on her to more vociferously condemn China’s policies. Rayhan Asat, a lawyer whose younger brother is imprisoned in Xinjiang, said Ms. Bachelet’s comments “show a total disregard for the Uyghur people’s suffering.”“The crisis has been going on for six years, and it needs no further examination but condemnation,” she said. “We did not see any of that in her remarks.”
A California woman punched a Southwest flight attendant. Now, she faces 15 months in prison
Julie WatsonThe Associated PressSAN DIEGO — A California woman who punched a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face during a flight, breaking her teeth, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Quinonez last year pleaded guilty to one count of interference with flight crew members and attendants, admitting she punched the flight attendant in the face and head with a closed fist and grabbed her hair. In September:Woman charged with assault after punching Southwest flight attendant on May flightDuring the flight’s final descent, the attendant had asked Quinonez to buckle her seat belt, stow her tray table, and put on her facemask properly. Instead, Quinonez began recording the attendant on her cellphone, pushed her, then stood up and punched the woman in the face and grabbed her hair before other passengers intervened, authorities said. The plea agreement said that the flight attendant suffered three chipped teeth, two of which needed crowns, along with bruises and a cut under her left eye that needed stitches.
My mother-in-law is toxic. Am I wrong for cutting her out of my life?
Question: “My mother-in-law has never really liked me. I’ve been with her son for about seven years, and we’ve been married for almost a year. Every time my mother-in-law comes over she makes comments under her breath about me and gives me dirty looks. For example, she’ll comment on how I never cook, how lazy I am, and make rude comments about my weight or clothes. She’s also claimed that I took her son away from her and I’m the reason she never sees him anymore.
A Simple Pasta That Puts Ricotta Front and Center
One of the tastiest things I ate this year was still-warm ricotta, just off the fire, at a farm in Sicily. I scooped some of the white, wobbly mass onto my plate, seasoned it with coarse salt and used a spoon to catch every drop, restraining myself from licking the plate. That ethereal ricotta also appeared in the next course as a pasta topping. Meals like this are, of course, impossible to replicate: a sublime vacation moment that can’t be transferred back to everyday life. But that doesn’t mean I can’t make a soupy pasta with fresh ricotta and lots of herbs, and enjoy it almost as much at home.
?? Ding! The Civil War-era history of Scripps National Spelling Bee bell: 'Some of it's a mystery'
It's the last sound any of the 234 spellers want to hear at the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee. When head judge Mary Brooks presses her right hand on top of her bell, it signals that a speller has made a mistake. The bell, as much as Brooks and her fellow judges, has the final say on the speller's attempt.
As Art Dealers Descend on Seoul, One Looks Farther South
An Andy Warhol show inaugurated the Daegu headquarters, establishing Mrs. Ahn, 64, as a source in South Korea for work of artists from abroad. Along with new exhibition space, it will feature an auditorium for lectures about art and collecting. A proud booster of her adopted city, Mrs. Ahn is also chairman of the Galleries Association of Daegu, which runs an annual art fair. (His work led the couple to settle in Daegu; Mrs. Ahn is from Masan, on the southern coast, and had been living in Seoul.) After the death of Lee Tae, the owner of an important Daegu gallery called Ci-Gong, she acquired it, and it became Leeahn.
Six-alarm fire rips through grandstand at historic Suffolk Downs racetrack
A six-alarm fire that started Monday night ripped through the historic Suffolk Downs racetrack grandstand building in Boston, according to the local fire department. The Boston Fire Department was deployed Monday night around 10 p.m. Firefighters battling the blaze were told to get off the roof and were assisted by a drone to help put out the fire, the department tweeted. We had a lot of help to get lines running thousands of feet," Boston Fire Department Commissioner Jack Dempsey said, according to WCVB5. HYM Investment Group bought the site in 2017 and planned on redeveloping the 161-acres of land into affordable housing and a science lab.
Shanghai to lift COVID lockdown: ‘Hard to believe it’s actually happening’
Barbers wearing face masks cut clients hair outside a cafe, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, in Shanghai, China. APWorkers in protective suits disinfect a classroom at a school to prepare for the resumption of classes following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China. A cab driver in protective gear waits for customers on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, in Shanghai, China. “That’s where the uncertainty lies.”Commuters wearing face masks wait at an intersection in the central business district in Beijing. Employees wearing face masks wait to have their COVID-19 test results checked to enter an office building in the central business district in Beijing.
Should 5- to 11-year-olds get boosters now or wait until the fall? - The Washington Post
Placeholder while article actions loadThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended last week that 5- to 11-year-olds receive booster doses if it’s been at least five months since their first two shots of the coronavirus vaccine. The answer is not straightforward, and the CDC’s blanket recommendation does not adequately address the nuances of boosting younger children. AdvertisementBut we don’t have a study that shows a third dose is needed for 5- to 11-year-olds to reduce severe illness. Such a rationale might also apply to younger children with underlying medical diseases, but parents of generally healthy kids might ask whether it makes sense to wait until the fall. Children with chronic medical conditions should opt for their first booster dose now.
Platinum Jubilee souvenirs, from mugs to Barbies to corgi cakes
The jubilee Barbie was out of stock after three seconds, according to the British retailer John Lewis. With 70 years of service, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest serving British monarch, and first to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Spicer added that “tea towels, biscuit tins and special edition Platinum Jubilee English sparkling wine” have also been popular. A royal announcement…To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee we are launching, limited edition, coronation chicken crisps. Retailers are pushing corgi ornaments, corgi paperweights, corgi pillows and corgi leggings.
Britain wants to revive imperial measurements to mark Queen's jubilee
Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to revive Britain's traditional system of imperial measurements, such as pounds and ounces, in a post-Brexit move that has divided the public and businesses. While the bloc normally requires members to use the metric system, it allowed Britain, while a member, to label its produce in some imperial units alongside metric units. After leaving the European Union in 2020, Britain is reviewing thousands of rules that it retained and determining whether they serve the national interest. This includes the rules banning sales of packaged goods like sugar in some imperial units. Cheryl Devlin, who runs a fruit-and-vegetable stall in west London, said the imperial system was part of Britain's culture.
Britain urges people with monkeypox to abstain from sex as cases rise
Test tubes labelled "Monkeypox virus positive and negative" are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. Dado Ruvic | ReutersU.K. health authorities have urged anyone who tests positive for the monkeypox virus to abstain from sex until their symptoms have cleared. As of Monday, there were 555 confirmed and suspected cases of monkeypox in countries outside of Africa, according to Our World in Data. The majority of cases so far have been spread through sex, with a particular concentration of cases occurring within the gay and bisexual communities and men who have sex with men, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO also said it is currently considering whether the outbreak should be assessed as a "potential public health emergency of international concern."
Analysis: Treasury market faces liquidity risks as Fed pares balance sheet
May 31 (Reuters) - With the Federal Reserve set to begin letting bonds mature off its $9 trillion balance sheet, the key metric to watch will be whether Treasury volatility picks up a result in a market already suffering bouts of low liquidity. The Fed will let bonds mature off its balance sheet without replacement starting June 1 as it attempts to normalize policy and bring down soaring inflation. To the degree that the Fed’s retreat does impact yields, it will most likely be higher. The last time the Fed reduced its balance sheet it ended badly. The Fed is also taking time to ramp up to its monthly cap of $95 billion in bonds that it will allow to roll off its balance sheet each month.
2 killed, 20 injured after car barrels into Nebraska crowd
(AP) — Two people were killed and 20 others were injured after a crash that sent two cars careening into a crowd of bystanders while an annual Memorial Day weekend “cruise” night was wrapping up in Nebraska’s capital, police said Monday. Two women, ages 20 and 22, had been inside one of the cars and died in the Sunday night crash on O Street in Lincoln. “We do not believe nor is there any evidence this was an intentional act,” Lincoln police said in a statement. The Taurus had rolled over onto its top, trapping two victims who were rescued by bystanders who pushed the car back on its wheels. And yes, things will change.”A spectator was killed at the event in July 2000 when a non-participant car veered off O Street and hit 39-year-old Connie McCullough.
Sievierodonetsk mayor says Russian forces seize half of city
Debris spread in a living room of an apartment of residential building heavily damaged in a Russian bombing in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine, Monday, May 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)Debris spread in a living room of an apartment of residential building heavily damaged in a Russian bombing in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine, Monday, May 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces in a “frenzied push” have seized half of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk that is key to Moscow’s efforts to quickly complete the capture of the industrial Donbas region, the mayor told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Military analysts described the fight for Sievierodonetsk as part of a race against time for the Kremlin. In neighboring Luhansk, two people were killed and four were wounded by shelling, Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai said Tuesday on Telegram.
Group urges ICC to probe alleged use of mines in Libya war
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, called for the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations of the use of landmines in 2019 by Russian paramilitaries fighting in Libya. Human Rights Watch on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, called for the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations of the use of landmines in 2019 by Russian paramilitaries fighting in Libya. The Wagner Group backed the offensive of the east-based forces led by commander Khalifa Hifter, who was also supported at the time by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Russia. Hifter’s offensive collapsed in the spring of 2020, when Turkey and Qatar stepped up their military support to his rivals in western Libya. Libya plunged into turmoil after a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who was later killed.
North Carolina man who won $10M lottery prize gets life in prison
BOLIVIA, N.C. — A North Carolina man who won a $10 million lottery prize in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 2020 fatal shooting of his girlfriend. She was later found dead in a hotel with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. In a news release from the 15th Prosecutorial District of North Carolina, prosecutors said surveillance footage from the hotel showed Hill was the only person in the room with Graham. They said Hill later confessed to shooting Graham after she had been texting with other men while at the hotel. Hill won $10 million from a scratch-off ticket in August 2017, NBC affiliate WECT of Wilmington reported.
Else Nutrition Concludes Second Preclinical Study on Plant-Based Baby Formula
By Adriano MarcheseElse Nutrition Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that it concluded a second preclinical study on its plant-based infant formula as it looks to bring its product to market. The Toronto-listed, Israel-based baby food company said the study's results showed proper protein efficiency in a preclinical model.
How social robots could impact the loneliness epidemic in America
At least one in four Americans feel lonely daily. Take a look at what some companies are offering to combat loneliness, and how these products are contributing to the nascent loneliness economy.
A retirement safe from climate change? Ask the tough questions about real estate and property insurance
Residents must also consider the increased likelihood of extreme downpours as climate change intensifies typical weather incidents and expands their seasonality. It’s a reflection of how challenging it can be to push real world solutions for an existential risk like climate change. “Wealthier buyers who don’t need a mortgage [and make a cash purchase] aren’t required to purchase flood insurance, and Congress has a history of rolling back flood insurance rate increases.”It’s true that many factors impact housing prices. A broader 2020 analysis from Realtor.com showed that home buyers were only beginning to factor concerns about climate change into their decision-making. The industry is also trying to creatively solve for the unknown that comes with climate change.
There are now fully driverless cars with no human behind the wheel for safety on the roads of Miami and Austin
There are now fully driverless cars with no human behind the wheel for safety on the roads of Miami and AustinAustin and Miami drivers are sharing their roads with fully autonomous vehicles for the first time. Phoenix, Arizona witnessed the rollout of fully driverless taxis by rival Waymo in March. Fully driverless cars without a human safety driver have hit the streets of Austin, Texas. The news makes Austin and Miami two early adopters of fully driverless car technology in urban centers. The fully driverless cars in Austin and Miami will operate as part of the company's partnerships with ride-hailing service Lyft and Walmart's delivery service to offer driverless taxi rides and autonomous grocery delivery respectively.
The Morning After: A first look at the DeLorean EV
TMADue to Memorial Day, it was a relatively quiet tech news day, but we did get a glimpse at a new DeLorean. Yes, DeLorean Motor Company is making an EV. It won't be built by the original DeLorean people but by a Texas company that purchased the rights to the DeLorean name and spare parts. Expect gullwing doors, a futuristic profile and an overall design from the same studio that sketched the original DeLorean. The eBay listing for what looked like a prototype Pixel 7 popped up on the Pixel subreddit, but now it’s gone.
Police: Fight between 2 women ends when child shoots woman
Orlando police said a fight between two women ended when a child shot one of them. Just before midnight Tuesday, officers said they went to a home on Mercy Drive for a shooting call. Investigators said there was a fight between two women that led to a girl shooting a woman. READ: Florida teen arrested for ‘school-based threat’ posted onlineThe woman was taken to a hospital, where she died. Police said the other woman and the girl were taken into custody.
Lawyer Who Plotted to Overturn Trump Loss Recruits Election Deniers to Watch Over the Vote
Courts rejected the cases and election officials were unconvinced, thwarting a stunning assault on the transfer of power. Trump’s defeat was undisputed among election officials and certified by Democrats and Republicans, with many recounts and audits verifying the outcome. Some former election officials say they are hopeful that when election skeptics observe the process they may finally be convinced that the system is sound. This year, its multimillion-dollar investment includes hiring 18 state “election integrity” directors and 19 state “election integrity” lawyers. It’s a position popular among some of those who believe conspiracy theories about foreign hacking in the 2020 election.
A small Connecticut town is reportedly buying a 60-acre private island for $100 million that comes with its own beach and stables. Take a look.
The small town of Darien, Connecticut, is in contract to buy Great Island, a local island 50 miles outside of New York City, for $100 million. Small parcels of land that were included with Great Island have now been excluded, and what remains is owned by one family. Great Island, Connecticut, can be reached by car and is accessible via a causeway. She concluded that Great Island would be in good hands if the next buyer has the financial means to maintain the island. Other than the privacy and security of the island, Leahy said the appeal of the island is its proximity to nature.
Stock market news live updates: May 31, 2022
U.S. equity futures slipped in pre-market trading Tuesday after a bounce last week snapped the longest losing streak for the S&P 500 in over 20 years. Futures tied to the S&P 500 dipped 0.3%, and Dow Jones Industrial futures fell 120 points, or 0.4%. The moves come after all three indexes logged weekly gains of more than 6%, clawing back from seven consecutive losing weeks for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq and eight weeks of losses for the Dow. Meanwhile, oil futures charged higher amid reports Chinese authorities were poised to end a two-month COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai and an agreement by EU leaders to stop purchases of crude oil and petroleum products from Russia. WTI crude oil futures climbed 3.6% to $118.70, while Brent crude oil futures rose 3.7% to $123.83.
The ‘Mona Lisa’ has been caked in attempted vandalism stunt
The “Mona Lisa” was the subject of attempted vandalism on Sunday when a visitor to the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris smeared frosting all over the Renaissance-era painting’s protective glass. “A visitor simulated a disability in order to use a wheelchair to approach the work, which was installed in a secure display case. The Louvre applied its usual procedures for people with reduced mobility, allowing them to admire this major work of art,” the statement noted. “While standing near the painting, this individual threw a pastry he had hidden in his personal belongings at the Mona Lisa’s glass case. In 2009, a woman angrily threw a ceramic cup at the painting, breaking the cup but leaving the painting unharmed.
Catholic woman suing LA County coroner over slain son’s cremation poised for $445,000 settlement
A Tijuana woman who sued the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office over the cremation of her slain son’s remains, in violation of her religious faith, is poised to receive a $445,000 settlement. The Coroner’s Office declined to comment. On May 20, 2019, Jesus Cebreros notified his mother that he would be staying with a friend for a few days in the U.S., the complaint states. An investigator with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office soon arrived, and inspected the body, which was wrapped in black trash bags. More alleged problems surfaced about two weeks later, when a deputy coroner completed Jesus Cebreros’ death certificate, incorrectly listing his birth country as Guatemala and his birth year as 1959.
Joel Kim Booster doesn’t mind if straight people don’t get every joke on ‘Fire Island’
Both Ahn and Booster, who is Korean American, also cite the comedian as a significant groundbreaker for both queer and Asian American representation. “I can draw a straight line from ‘All-American Girl’ to this movie,” Booster said. “We were adamant that we were OK if a straight person doesn’t understand every single joke,” Booster said. “I think that’s where a lot of queer media goes wrong; it feels the need to be didactic about our community. They can have that experience for once.”“Fire Island” (R) is available to stream Friday, June 3 on Hulu.
Learning to grieve the last two years with Sarah Ruhl’s and Theatre Lunatico’s help
Whenever I write about the playwright Sarah Ruhl, I reach for metaphors related to glass. In Ruhl’s “Melancholy Play,” now in a Theatre Lunatico production, here’s how Tilly (Shawn Oda) describes the feeling of the title: “I would like to die and be reborn as a mushroom. In the play, which was written in 2002, Tilly’s melancholy makes everyone she meets fall in love with her. In a secular world, art is my grief ritual, and Sarah Ruhl is one of my guiding lights. Smile: The Story of a FaceBy Sarah Ruhl(Simon and Schuster; 256 pages; $27)“Melancholy Play”: Written by Sarah Ruhl.
School 'wasn't in the cards,' so he learned on the job and became executive chef at Grand Geneva
I didn’t have the funds to keep going to school, so I thought I’d give cooking a try. Q: Now that you’re at the point of executive chef, what’s something you still want to master? Sometimes there is a lot of stigma as hotel chef versus restaurant chef. So I went to the Grand Geneva, for the past three years working under Chef Nelly Buleje. There are so many ways to learn, so much knowledge passed from chef to chef.
Dear Abby: My mom and dad say they can travel but family can’t
She used the money she had been saving for a family vacation to pay for them. DEAR ABBY: My adult son got so furious with me that he called me, yelled vicious things and threatened to cut me out of his life. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: “Abby’s Favorite Recipes” and “More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $16 (U.S. funds), to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O.
Opinion: Here's what medical research shows can address and prevent the epidemic of gun violence gripping America
The epidemic of gun violence is uniquely American and is entirely preventable. Although mass shootings often capture the attention and outrage of national media, the gun violence on the streets of American cities are having a devastating impact on the lives of children, families, and neighborhoods every day. Threat identification and assessment programs in schoolsIntervening before an action of violence is one of the most critical areas for preventing violence in schools and gun violence overall. We must continue to dispel the idea that gun violence is directly a result of mental illness, while at the same time, addressing the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and the community. We need to consider gun violence as an important and preventable public health issue.
Atlantic’s first named storm could form in Gulf of Mexico, affect Florida by week’s end, forecasters say
It’s looking increasingly likely that the Atlantic’s first named storm of 2022 could form this week in the Gulf of Mexico, possibly affecting Florida by week’s end. AdvertisementWarm water temperatures are an optimal factor in tropical storm and hurricane development. In mid-June of last year, Tropical Storm Claudette formed in the Gulf waters and came ashore in Louisiana. By Tuesday, Hurricane Agatha was downgraded to Tropical Storm Agatha after moving over storm-shredding mountainous terrain near Oaxaca, Mexico. “Agatha will produce heavy rains over portions of southern Mexico through Tuesday night,” a National Hurricane Center public advisory said.
Suspect arrested in Belle Isle hit-and-run that injured two children
A 23-year-old Ypsilanti man is in police custody in connection with a hit-and-run Monday on Belle Isle that left two children in critical condition, police said. According to police, the driver of a Mercury four-door car left the roadway on Belle Isle while traveling on Riverbank Drive. An investigation led police to the suspect on the city's west side. Meanwhile the victims, a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl, remained in critical condition Tuesday, police said. Police said the investiation is ongoing and would be turned over to the prosecutor for review.
Metro Parks will build canopy walk at Blacklick Woods, but not new nature center
Metro Parks won't be building a new nature center at Blacklick Woods Metro Park, but officials are still going ahead with plans to build a canopy walk through the trees and a tower with an elevator to bring people up to the walk, and one of two observation decks. But Moloney said that construction costs kept rising, forcing Metro Parks to reconsider the project. In May 2021, Metro Parks approved a $1 million contract with Setterlin for the canopy walk. Aryeh Alex, one of the three Metro Parks board members, said it will be unlike anything else in the area — and one more way to draw people to the parks. Aaron Lane, vice president of Friends of Metro Parks, a nonprofit advocacy organization, said the canopy walk is indicative of attractions Metro Parks is adding to locations.
Need a state ID or birth certificate but can't afford it? These Columbus groups can help
Without a small card proving someone's identity, there are many services that people may not be able to access. The lack of a state identification card or birth certificate may mean children can't be enrolled in school. It could prevent those in need from accessing benefits such as Medicaid or food stamps. Read more on these ministries and why identification is importantHere are three ministries in Columbus offering to help those in need pay to get a $10 state identification card or $25 birth certificate and how to access their services:1. Stone Village Church State ID MinistryStone Village Church, at 139 E. Second Ave. in the Short North, accepts walk-ins on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m.People can get a voucher to cover the cost of a state identification card, but there are certain requirements: People must have valid documents as required by the state.
Dear Abby: Teen feels left out as parents plan couples' vacation in Europe
For the past three years, our vacation plans have been on hold due to the pandemic and other concerns. However, recently it came to my attention that Mom bought two tickets to Europe for her and Dad as a birthday gift. She used the money she had been saving for a family vacation to pay for them. I had received 30 email birthday wishes that day and didn’t acknowledge any of them. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips.
WHO: Monkeypox won't turn into pandemic, but many unknowns
To date, WHO said 23 countries that haven’t previously had monkeypox have now reported more than 250 cases. Scientists haven’t yet determined whether the monkeypox outbreak in rich countries can be traced to Africa, but the disease continues to sicken people on the continent. On Monday, Nigerian authorities confirmed its first monkeypox death this year, in addition to six more cases. WHO says there are typically thousands of cases reported from Nigeria and Congo every year. After smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980, countries suspended their mass immunization programs, a move that some experts believe may be helping monkeypox spread, since there is now little widespread immunity to related diseases.
Severe storm threat for the central US as Agatha makes landfall in Mexico
More severe storms are likely today across the Central US. Meanwhile, Agatha has weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall in Mexico, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall to the area. CNN meteorologist Karen Maginnis has the forecast. As featured on Some Democrats voting in GOP primaries; Plane wreck in Nepal kills 21, EU bans Russia oil imports Things to know today: Some Democrats voting in GOP primaries to block Trump picks; Plane wreckage found in Nepal mountains; EU bans most Russia oil imports.
The Wall Street Hotel Aims to Make 1700s-Era Finance Cool Again
(Bloomberg) -- The block of Wall Street between Pearl and Water in Lower Manhattan has a glamorous history that belies its current state. The Buttonwood Agreement, on which the New York Stock Exchange was founded, was signed across the street under a buttonwood tree in 1792. But now, in 2022, the Wall Street Hotel is hoping its 180 generously appointed rooms, starting at about $500 per night, will help the lot regain its status as a place that New York financiers—and those coming to do business here—can get excited about. Neither New Yorkers nor hoteliers, they are an Australian pearl jewelry dynasty that acquired the building at 88 Wall Street in late 1989 as part of a $15 million multi-asset deal with a friendly competitor. The Wall Street Hotel’s only real competitors will be the Beekman—farther north, near Fulton Street—or the Four Seasons Downtown, closer to the World Trade Center complex.
Florida teen arrested for picture of guns with caption: ‘Hey Siri, directions to the nearest school’
Detectives have arrested an 18-year-old Florida man after receiving a tip that he threatened a mass shooting at a school in a social media post. Corey Anderson’s post showed him with a handgun, a rifle and a tactical-style vest along with a caption that said, “Hey Siri, directions to the nearest school,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a news release. Anderson was arrested at his home near Tampa on Sunday, and charged with a written or electronic threat to conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism. The sheriff said his agency will “do everything within our power” to track down anyone who makes school threats. In the Florida case, deputies discovered that the weapons in the photo were airsoft guns, the news release said.
‘Very angry’: Uvalde locals grapple with school chief’s role
A school building stands behind a tree with an American flag and crime scene tape at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Monday, May 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)A school building stands behind a tree with an American flag and crime scene tape at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Monday, May 30, 2022. Communication is key.”McCraw said Friday that minutes after the gunman entered the school, city police officers entered through the same door. Over the course of more than an hour, law enforcement from multiple agencies arrived on the scene. ___More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://apnews.com/hub/school-shootings
Flight cancelled or delayed? Here's how to claim compensation
Due to bad weatherIf your flight has been delayed, airlines encourage you to travel to the airport ahead of the original departure time anyway. If it is the airline's faultTo claim compensation for a flight, it must have been delayed for more than three hours beyond the scheduled arrival time, and it must have been the airline’s fault. How much can I expect for a delayed flight? Can I claim for a delayed flight outside the EU on a non-EU airline if my journey began in the UK? I have submitted a compensation claim to the airline but it says the delay was due to ‘extraordinary circumstances’.
I had a surprise baby at 44 after eight years of trying
Stuart booked in for a vasectomy, and I had counselling to help me come to terms with not having a second child. I turned 44 during the pregnancy, had injections twice a day to thin my blood, and held my breath for nine months. He was born just before lockdown, so Harry took his little brother out for lots of walks and formed a special bond with him. The process of trying for a baby and not being able to have one is so difficult. Even though Seth is two now, I still feel surprised every day, and so grateful to be in this situation.
I banned my children from eating sugar – this is what happened next
When I get home, I email the boys’ teachers about the experiment – by which time the boys have already eaten a morning snack, a slice of brioche (3g of sugar). Their teachers promise to steer them away from pudding, though, warm pastel de nata (9g of sugar) served with melon. It’s thus up to parents to instil the foundations of healthy snacking when their children are young. Yet my children eye the box of healthy snacks with contempt. This is how the food industry confuses parents, MacGregor says: the fruit concentrate used in countless so-called healthy snacks, baby-food pouches and yogurts is still sugar, which will be absorbed quickly into the blood.
What do Russian papers say about sanctions?
The BBC’s Russia Editor, Steve Rosenberg, looks at what Russia’s papers have to say about the impact of sanctions imposed because of the invasion in Ukraine.
Sri Lankan woman rickshaw driver has to queue 12 hours, or more, for fuel
By Uditha JayasingheGONAPOLA, Sri Lanka – Lasanda Deepthi, a 43-year-old Sri Lankan woman, plans her day around fuel queues. Deepthi is one of millions of people in Sri Lanka battling galloping inflation, falling incomes and shortages of everything from fuel to medicine as the country reels under its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. A woman auto-rickshaw driver is a rare sight on the island of 22 million people off the southern coast of India. “Sometimes I join a line about 3 p.m. but only get fuel about 12 hours later. In mid-May, Deepthi said she spent two-and-a-half days in a queue for petrol, assisted by one of her brothers.
Mick Jagger, 78, and his bandmate Keith Richards, 78, roll on to flamenco party in Madrid
Mick Jagger, 78, and the Rolling Stones crew touched down in Madrid on Monday ahead of the band's first Sixty Tour date in the city. And on Monday evening the band were spotted rolling up to a swanky flamenco party in Madrid as they prepared for their much anticipated concert. Mick was spotted attending the event along with his bandmate Keith who was joined by his wife Patti Hansen, 66. His bandmate Keith on the other hand decided to go full rock n roll with a snakeskin leather jacket and a satin green shirt. Finishing off the look with a pair of black jeans and some trendy black trainers to keep the look casual.
Latvian manager sought by Russia arrested in Rome - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - A 48-year-old Latvian manager sought by Russia has been arrested in Rome. Sergjes Malikovs has been in the Italian capital's Rebibbia Prison since Sunday on a code red warrant from Interpol. Moscow accused him of money laundering and financial crimes.
Polish climber cited for scaling Milan Duomo - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - A 33-year-old Polish climber was cited for scaling Milan's Duomo to take videos and selfies at the iconic Madonnina statue of the Virgin Mary at the famed monument's pinnacle. A 32-year-old Irish climber assisted in the climb to the symbol of Milan but stopped short of the final leg. Both men were questioned by police and failed to fully explain why they staged the stunt.
Sole 24 Ore ex-editor gets 2 1/2 yrs for financial crimes - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - The former editor of Italian business daily Il Sole-24 Ore got two and a half years in jail Tuesday for accounting irregularities when he was the helm of the publishing group from 2011 to 2016. Roberto Napoletano was found guilty of false company statements and market rigging.
Man out of coma after dad killed mum and sister - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - A 23-year-old Italian man who was left in a coma after being hit with a hammer by his father who killed his mother and sister earlier this month is now conscious and able to communicate with gestures, his family's lawyer told ANSA Tuesday. Nicolò Maja was bludgeoned after his father Alessandro killed his mother Stefania and his 16-year-old sister Giulia before setting fire to himself in a bid to commit suicide in the family's home in Samarate, in the northern province of Varese, on May 4. "Nicolò is markedly improved and really seems to be able to answer questions, if only with gestures," said attorney Stefano Bettinelli. "It's great news...although his recovery will be very, very long".
Soccer: Redbird buys AC Milan - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - New York-based private investment company Redbird has bought seven-time European champions and current Serie A champs AC Milan from another US financial firm, the Elliott Group, after a preliminary deal was reached over the last few days, sources said Tuesday. Redbird owner Gerry Cardinale is expected to make the formal announcement of the purchase shortly. AC Milan fans are still celebrating their team's 19th Serie A crown and their first scudetto since 2011. Elliott Management Corp bought the Rossoneri from long-time owner and three-time Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi in 2018.
Orvieto's St Patrick's Well gets onto UNESCO water site list - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - Orvieto's famed St Patrick's Well has got onto UNESCO's list of water museums. The spectacular feat of engineering by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger has been added to the Global Network of Water Museums (WAMU-Net), which includes over 70 museums and institutions in 30 countries. The well was completed in 1537 during the papacy of Pope Paul III. The name was inspired by medieval legends that St. Patrick's Purgatory in Ireland gave access down to Purgatory, indicating something very deep. The POzzo di San Patrizio is the second biggest attraction in the Umbrian town after the Duomo with its magnificent frescoes of the Last Judgment by Luca Signorelli.
S. Korea to group monkeypox on second level of contagious diseases
Currently, the coronavirus, cholera and other contagious diseases are grouped here as the second-highest one, and outbreaks of the diseases are reported within 24 hours. South Korea lowered the level of the COVID-19 disease to the second-highest last month from the highest one as the pandemic shows signs of receding. South Korea has yet to report an occurrence of the virus. The KDCA said South Korea established a testing scheme for monkeypox in 2016. The KDCA said earlier that South Korea has a vaccine stockpile sufficient to inoculate 35 million people against the monkeypox virus.
China responds to Pacific island rejection with paper on ‘mutual respect and common development’
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi leaves after a joint press conference with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama in Fiji’s capital city Suva.
The CCUS entourage in Southeast Asia: a convenient ride to delay the hard questions?
‘Carbon capture’ has increasingly become a magic word for many investors and regulators. Proponents seem to conveniently overlook the fact that CCUS essentially represents a ‘tax’ to continue CO2 emissions. Yet there is little mention that the capture cost is the key barrier, where more than 60 to 70% of the total cost typically lies. Thus, while shuffling the cards in the transport and storage stage may help, its impact will likely remain limited before the capture cost decreases substantially. CCUS in the power sector has had a patchy history, with only one CCUS power plant operating globally.
Ford CEO gets personal with Tom Brady, Jimmy Kimmel in new 'Drive' podcast
On Saturdays between last fall and this spring, Ford CEO Jim Farley started his morning pouring coffee as a Pope Francis Center volunteer serving the less fortunate who wanted a warm meal in Detroit. Then he headed down Michigan Avenue to Dearborn for a top-secret project. In a nondescript conference room surrounded by empty desks at Ford World Headquarters, Farley teamed with a small podcast production crew to record a series of interviews with world-famous and less-famous guests.
Trump Policies Sent U.S. Tumbling in a Climate Ranking
The individual metrics were wide-ranging, including tree-cover loss, wastewater treatment, fine-particulate-matter pollution and lead exposure. The United States ranked 43rd overall, with a score of 51.1 out of 100, compared with 24th place and a score of 69.3 in the 2020 edition. Its decline is largely attributable to the bottom falling out of its climate policy: On climate metrics, it plummeted to 101st place from 15th and trailed every wealthy Western democracy except Canada, which was 142nd. But the pace of reduction has been insufficient given the United States’ extremely high starting point. 1 on climate and overall, whose Parliament has made a binding commitment to reduce emissions 70 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Eagles, Beavers, Sea Turtles: Why N.Y.C. Is Humming With Wildlife
It would be easy to surmise that nature blossomed and the creatures came out during New York City’s lockdown last year. Funding is more critical than ever, said Ms. Heintz, Mr. Benepe and other officials. “Parks should operate as sponges, but instead they are seeing massive flooding,” said Adam Ganser, the executive director of the nonprofit New Yorkers for Parks. Park funding has remained at 0.6 percent of the total budget for decades, while other cities spend 2 to 4 percent, Mr. Ganser said. Mr. Ganser said such a move would be transformative.
Why Masks Work, but Mandates Haven’t
Advocates of mandates sometimes argue that they do have a big effect even if it is not evident in populationwide data, because of how many other factors are at play. The patterns are clear even though the world is a messy place, with many factors other than vaccines influencing Covid death rates. Almost 30 percentThe idea that masks work better than mask mandates seems to defy logic. The Covid virus is so contagious that it can spread during brief times when people take off their masks, even when a mandate is in place. So do adults: Research by the University of Minnesota suggests that between 25 percent and 30 percent of Americans consistently wear their masks below their nose.
Why the Police Took 78 Minutes to Stop the Uvalde Gunman
A timeline from the state police raised the painful possibility that had officers done more, and faster, not all of those who died — 19 children and two teachers — would have lost their lives.
Go Here, Not There: Vacation Alternatives for the Budget-Conscious
“It’s a great place for architecture buffs,” said Christina Parrish Stone, the executive director of the St. Johns Cultural Council, a nonprofit arts organization. For a date with immigrant cultures, head to Milwaukee for its series of cultural festivals held on the Lake Michigan shore. “For the most part, it seems like Switzerland,” said Tony Zgraggen, a Swiss native who moved to New Glarus in 1981. He owns Alp and Dell Cheese Store in town and performs as a lead yodeler during special events. “We don’t have the mountains,” he said, “but we have the rural areas and rolling hills.”Elaine Glusac writes the Frugal Traveler column.
When the Only Way to Get to Work Is This Slow Bus
Just beyond the reach of New York City’s frenetic, round-the-clock subway, people in a slice of western Queens wait — and wait — to board one of the borough’s slowest buses. Many of the 2.3 million New Yorkers who live and work in Queens aren’t served directly by the vast network of trains that keeps the nation’s biggest metropolis moving. The borough, the city’s second most populous, has less subway service relative to its size and population than the other four. So hundreds of thousands of people here plan their lives around the only mass transit choice they have: the buses that lumber along traffic-choked streets. One of those buses, the Q23, is among the slowest in the city.
Killer Asteroids Are Hiding in Plain Sight. A New Tool Helps Spot Them.
“They’re just random data in just random images of the sky,” Dr. Lu said. But for Mr. Moeyens and Dr. Juric, a single point of light that is not a star or a galaxy is a starting point for their algorithm, which they named Tracklet-less Heliocentric Orbit Recovery, or THOR. THOR constructs a test orbit that corresponds to the observed point of light, assuming a certain distance and velocity. If a point of light show up there in the data, that could be the same asteroid. If the algorithm can link together five or six observations across a few weeks, that is a promising candidate for an asteroid discovery.
Why China Is Miles Ahead in a Pacific Race for Influence
Chinese officials deny that’s the plan. To many observers, the South Pacific today reveals what American decline looks like. Even as Washington officials have tried to step up their game, they are still far behind, mistaking speeches for impact and interest for influence. “There’s a lot of talk,” said Sandra Tarte, the head of the government and international affairs department at the University of the South Pacific in Suva. Many of the airports and hospitals still in use across the Pacific were built by the United States and its allies during World War II.
The Arrow in America’s Heart
“The question that should scare us is, what will it take to make us collectively bring about this change?” she said. It was a reflection on history, the violence that we live with, and what the age requires, she said. In her version of the poem she thought of her children, she said, but it was also a wish for her students. So many had dealt with so much in recent years, being sick, caring for family members. I want the earth to be inviolable.”“It is a wish, or a prayer.”
Tuesday briefing: Memorial Day weekend mass shootings; E.U.’s Russian oil ban; contaminated strawberries; mummy discovery; and more
Across the U.S., from California to Michigan to Tennessee. Several took place at parties, and one at a Memorial Day event. At least eight people were killed and 55 injured.
How Americans' money anxiety is impacting their mental health
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailHow Americans' money anxiety is impacting their mental healthAmericans are more worried than ever about money and the economy. In a survey by the American Psychological Association, 87% of Americans said inflation and the rising costs of everyday expenses were causing them stress. Roughly two out of every five U.S. adults said money is negatively impacting their mental health, according to Bankrate. Watch the video above to learn what's causing this anxiety around money and how Americans can deal with their stress.
Trust between Israel and the UAE 'is not something you can build in a month or two,' CEO says
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTrust between Israel and the UAE 'is not something you can build in a month or two,' CEO saysTrust between Israel and the UAE "is not something you can build in a month or two" OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved says as the two countries prepare to sign a free trade agreement today
German police raid Deutsche Bank's DWS unit
German police staged raids on the DWS unit of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, the state prosecutor's office said on Tuesday, giving no further details. No one at Deutsche Bank was immediately available to comment. According to Handelsblatt, the raid by around 50 officials on Deutsche Bank's Frankfurt headquarters and the nearby building housing the DWS Group was over green-washing allegations against the latter. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as Germany's financial regulator BaFin have separate investigations into allegations that DWS overstated how it used sustainable investing criteria to manage investments. Fund managers have rapidly amassed billions of dollars of assets that are meant to have an environmental or social profile, but there is growing scrutiny over how firms define and apply environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.
Qatar Airways ready to see Airbus dispute through to trial
DUBAI, May 31 (Reuters) - Qatar Airways is ready to see its legal dispute with Airbus (AIR.PA) over flaws with protective skin of A350 wide-body jets through to trial, the Gulf carrier said on Tuesday. Qatar Airways is suing the European planemaker in a UK court for $1 billion in damages after grounding about two dozen of its A350s experiencing the flaws, which it says raise safety concerns - something Airbus and European regulators deny. "Qatar Airways is ready to see this matter through to trial to ensure that its rights are protected and that Airbus is required to address an unprecedented and extremely unique and concerning defect impacting the A350 aircraft type, across the industry and multiple carriers," the airline said in a statement setting out detailed extracts from a judge's written ruling. Airbus said it was surprised by what it termed a "complete mischaracterisation" of the ruling, saying it had rejected Qatar's requests for injunctions and awarded Airbus most costs. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterWriting by Alexander Cornwell; editing by David EvansOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
IATA does not see major inflation impact on air travel demand
Willie Walsh, Director General of the International Air Transport Association, takes part in a panel discussion at the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Annual General Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Global airlines on Tuesday played down concerns that rising inflation could halt a rebound in air travel, saying some carriers could cut ticket prices if needed to stimulate demand. Willie Walsh, director general of the International Air Transport Association, also told a group of journalists that recent travel chaos in Europe was caused mainly by delays in getting staff security clearances, which he expected to ease. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Layli Foroudi, Writing by Tim Hepher; Editing by Kirsten DonovanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
U.S. FAA SpaceX final environmental decision set for as early as Tuesday
Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas/File PhotoWASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to complete an environmental review of the proposed SpaceX Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket program in Boca Chica, Texas, as early as Tuesday. In late April, the FAA extended the target date to May 31 for a decision, saying it was "working toward issuing the final Programmatic Environmental Assessment" after several delays. The agency said in April SpaceX had made multiple changes to its application that required additional FAA analysis. The FAA has noted that completing the environmental review does not guarantee the issuance of a vehicle operator license, which is contingent upon meeting FAA requirements for safety, risk and financial responsibility.
Uvalde begins to bury its dead in wake of school massacre
REUTERS/Veronica G. CardenasUVALDE, Texas, May 31 (Reuters) - The grieving Texas town of Uvalde begins laying to rest the 21 school children and teachers who were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school a week ago, with two funerals scheduled Tuesday for two 10-year-old girls. Amerie's funeral was set for Tuesday afternoon at Uvalde's Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Maite's in the evening at a Uvalde funeral home. "Those kids were full of life and dreams," said one of the artists, Yanira Castillo, 34, who has lived her entire life in Uvalde. A joint funeral is planned on Wednesday for the couple, who met in high school and had four children. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Brad Brooks in Uvalde, Texas; additional reporting and writing by Daniel Trotta in Carlsbad, California; editing by Donna Bryson and Leslie AdlerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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6 Things People Actually Need To Improve Their Mental Health Right Now
The COVID-19 crisis has likely added to this figure, leading to what mental health experts colloquially call a second pandemic. On top of that, children’s mental health concerns have been spiking, exacerbating an already bleak situation. It prompted the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical groups to declare a national emergency in youth mental health. Paid mental wellness days and better work flexibilityPatel said both students and adults need mental health days that aren’t tied to sick days in any way as well. Decreased access to housing, health care, food access, and more greatly inhibits people’s ability to address or improve their mental health.
Uvalde grieves, says goodbyes at visitations, funerals
People leave a funeral home after attending a visitation for Amerie Garza, a 10-year-old victim who was killed in last week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Monday, May 30, 2022. Instead, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered at funeral visitations. Over the next two-and-a-half traumatic weeks, people in the southwestern Texas town will say goodbye to the children and their teachers, one heart-wrenching visitation, funeral and burial after another. Greg Abbott, speaking at a Memorial Day event in Longview, urged Texans to keep Uvalde in their prayers. ___More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting
Our favorite graduation moments in pop culture : Pop Culture Happy Hour
Our favorite graduation moments in pop culture : Pop Culture Happy Hour This is the time of year when so many students graduate from so many schools in so many caps and gowns. Whether it's graduation episodes of our favorite TV series, high school songs, or movies about the last wild night of high school, we're here to commence a show about commencement. Pop Culture Happy Hour Our favorite graduation moments in pop culture Our favorite graduation moments in pop culture Listen · 24:23 24:23 Enlarge this image Vstock/Getty Images/Uppercut RF Vstock/Getty Images/Uppercut RF This is the time of year when so many students graduate from so many schools in so many caps and gowns. Whether it's graduation episodes of our favorite TV series, high school songs, or movies about the last wild night of high school, we're here to commence a show about commencement. Sponsor Message Become an NPR sponsor
Five things to know about one of the deadliest federal prisons
Five things to know about one of the deadliest federal prisonsEnlarge this image toggle caption Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Charles Rex Arbogast/APThe Marshall Project and NPR investigated how the newest federal prison — the penitentiary in Thomson, Ill. — has quickly become one of the deadliest. There have been five suspected homicides at Thomson since it opened — among the most of any federal prison in that time. Federal prisons across the country are under fire right now for mistreatment. COVID-19 killed hundreds of people in federal prisons. In response, the Senate has formed a new group to investigate federal prison operations, and Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal announced his resignation in January.
'Who Will Clean Out The Desks' — A crowdsourced poem in praise of teachers
'Who Will Clean Out The Desks' — A crowdsourced poem in praise of teachersEnlarge this image toggle caption John Locher/AP John Locher/APAs part of teacher appreciation month, Morning Edition asked NPR's audience to write a poem about teachers who have had an impact on their lives. We received over 300 responses, and NPR's poet in residence Kwame Alexander took lines from submissions to create a community poem. This poem is dedicated to all teachers, but especially to Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, fourth grade teachers who lost their lives at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. They open eyeskick open ImaginationMake us seeencourage change of mindand change of heartNOT to force the walking of a single pathBut the revelation of many. those 19 next school years and school years after thatand after that and after that.
How the newest federal prison became one of the deadliest
How the newest federal prison became one of the deadliestEnlarge this image toggle caption Aaron Marin for NPR Aaron Marin for NPRBobby Everson was nearing the end of his decade-long federal prison sentence, but he feared he wouldn't make it home alive. The Marshall Project and NPR obtained federal prison data and agency documents, reviewed criminal and civil court cases, and interviewed dozens of people with knowledge of Thomson. He noted that people in federal prisons are not housed in "solitary confinement," because "in general, inmates in restricted housing are housed two to a cell." In response, the Senate has formed a new group to investigate federal prison operations, and Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal announced his resignation in January. (Weekley was the only person to die in Thomson's general population and not the Special Management Unit, according to prison officials.)
Credit Suisse Says It Isn't Considering an Equity Raise
By Cristina RocaCredit Suisse Group AG is strongly capitalized and isn't considering raising additional equity capital, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, responding to a report that the Swiss bank was weighing options to shore up its capital. Late on Monday, Reuters reported, citing unnamed sources, that the lender was considering a capital increase likely topping 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.04 billion), and that selling a business such as its asset management unit could also be on the table.
Zenith Energy to Restart ROB-1 Oil Well in Tunisia on June 8
By Jaime Llinares TaboadaZenith Energy Ltd. said Tuesday that its ROB-1 well onshore Tunisia will restart oil production on June 8. The energy company had suspended production at ROB-1 due to increasing water influx.
The most expensive state to go to college — plus tips on how to save money
It’s expensive to be a college student in the United States — and the costliest state is Vermont, according to a new analysis. Three other New England states — Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire — rounded out the top five most expensive states for college students. Consider going to community college firstEarning a two-year associate degree at a community college and then transferring the credits to a four-year university is an option worth considering, financial advisers say. Going to an in-state community college can help students save enough money regardless of whether they attend a public or private university afterwards. Seventeen states offer tuition-free community college education to their residents, and several other states offer a smaller version of these free community college programs.
Don't fall in love with your investments, they'll always break your heart
But he always held an outsized position in his beloved stock, Merck MRK, +0.83% . He said about 75% or more of his assets were in Merck shares. Between 1985 and 2000, Merck stock soared more than 3,500%. Merck stock fell 27% on the day of the Vioxx announcement. During the dot-com crash of 2000, however, GE shares nosedived.
Coronavirus tally: Excitement in Shanghai as officials start reopening of two-month COVID lockdown
The U.S. is averaging 109,105 cases a day, up 14% from two weeks ago, according to a New York Times tracker. The country is averaging 26,781 hospitalizations a day, up 20% from two weeks ago. The daily death toll has fallen to 368 on average, up 22% from two weeks ago. On a global basis, total cases are now above 529.4 million. Total deaths are above 6.28 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, with the U.S. still leading the way with 84 million cases and 1,004,760 deaths.
France mandates French-language replacements for English video gaming words. A streamer must now be referred to as a 'joueur-animateur en direct'.
sezer66/ShutterstockFrance has come up with official terms in French for the video games industry. Government officials must use the terms, such as "streamer" translated to "joueur-animateur en direct." Other terms, AFP noted, were not such direct translations. "Streamer" has become "joueur-animateur en direct," which directly translated means "live player-host." France's culture ministry told AFP that the French terms would help French people understand the gaming industry better than if all the terms remained in English.
10 Things in Tech: Twilight of the tech gods
Silicon Valley's tech titans are in serious trouble. "Our typical short in early 2000 was a $2 billion to $3 billion company that was going away," Chanos said. "This go-round it's a $20 billion to $30 billion company. The company is the most recent tech giant to slow recruitment efforts, scaling back hiring for its Windows, Office, and Teams divisions. What we're watching today:Keep updated with the latest tech news throughout your day by checking out The Refresh from Insider, a dynamic audio news brief from the Insider newsroom.
Nancy Pelosi’s husband arrested on suspicion of DUI
Associated PressPope Francis named 21 new cardinals Sunday, most of them from continents other than Europe — which dominated Catholic hierarchy for most of the church's history — and further putting his mark on the group of people who might someday elect the next pontiff. Sixteen of those who will receive the prestigious red cardinal's hat from Francis in a consistory ceremony at the Vatican on Aug. 27 are younger than 80 and thus would be eligible to vote for his successor if a conclave — in which pontiffs are secretly elected — were to be held. Francis read out the names of his choices after delivering traditional Sunday remarks from an open window of the Apostolic Palace to the public in St. Peter's Square.
Dogecoin co-creator calls Elon Musk a 'grifter' who had trouble running basic code
People on Twitter are likely enamored by Elon Musk tweeting at them, said Dogecoin co-creator Jackson Palmer. Andrew Kelly/ReutersDogecoin's co-creator called Elon Musk a "grifter," saying the CEO "was and always will be" one. Jackson Palmer said Musk appeared to have trouble running basic code in their private interactions. The co-creator of Dogecoin has made some harsh comments about Elon Musk, calling the Tesla and SpaceX CEO a "grifter" who wasn't capable of running basic code. Partly thanks to Musk, Dogecoin is now one of the world's most valuable crypto coins.
Exclusive-Credit Suisse weighs options to strengthen capital - sources
"Credit Suisse is currently not considering raising additional equity capital," the bank said in a statement. A major Credit Suisse shareholder, Harris Associates, said it saw no need for the Swiss bank to raise fresh equity capital. Fitch and Standard & Poor's both downgraded their debt ratings for Credit Suisse this month. One of the sources said Swiss financial watchdog FINMA's annual assessment of big Swiss banks had marked Credit Suisse at 4, unchanged from last year, the lowest possible grade. The bank's core capital ratio weakened to 13.8% at the end of the first quarter 2022 from 14.4% at the end of 2021.
US wheat crop hurt by dry winter and spring's heavy rain
Some farmers in North Dakota are unable to plant as much wheat crop as they normally would because of heavy rain burdening farmers across the state. Government data shows that the state is expected to plant wheat over the smallest recorded share of its farmland. The U.S. has asked its farmers to plant more winter wheat this fall. TOP UKRAINIAN OFFICIAL ASKS SAUDI ARABIA TO FIX FUEL CRISISIn the U.S., spring wheat is planted in the spring and winter wheat is planted in the autumn, the latter of which will be harvested soon. The issues arising for the spring wheat seeding come after drought hit the winter wheat crop in Kansas, which is the top growing state.
Word Game: May 31, 2022
TODAY’S WORD — INSTEP (INSTEP: IN-step: The part of the foot between the ankle and toes.) Average mark 18 wordsTime limit 30 minutesCan you find 23 or more words in INSTEP? YESTERDAY’S WORD — CLARITY cart city clay lacy laic lair laity liar lyric airy alit arty racy rail tail talc trail tray trialTo purchase the Word Game book, visit WordGameBooks.com. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. Contact Word Game creator Kathleen Saxe at kzsaxe@gmail.com.
'Forever chemicals' are present in many fast-food wrappers, and Culver's says it is working to phase them out
MADISON - Your beloved butter burger or cheese curds could come with a side of "forever chemicals," though Culver's is working with its packaging vendors to phase out the toxic chemicals. "We know that food can be a major source of PFAS exposure — some studies estimate up to 50% of PFAS exposure can be from food," she said in an email. "At this time, data are not available to estimate risk from food packaging exposure," Yang said. "On the other hand, when levels of PFAS in drinking water are elevated, drinking water can be the dominant source of exposure." Culver's is far from the only fast-food restaurant to use PFAS in its food wrappers.
Menu planner: Green bean salad can make every meal special
Add green beans and 1 tablespoon salt; return to boil and cook 5 to 8 minutes or until beans are bright green. Place beans, tomatoes, oil, mint, parsley, juice, pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in bowl and toss to combine. Per serving: 153 calories, 4 grams protein, 12 grams fat (63% calories from fat), 2.7 grams saturated fat, 11 grams carbohydrate, 8 milligrams cholesterol, 340 milligrams sodium, 4 grams fiber. Per serving: 337 calories, 32 grams protein, 9 grams fat (24% calories from fat), 1.4 grams saturated fat, 33 grams carbohydrate, 65 milligrams cholesterol, 266 milligrams sodium, 6 grams fiber. Per serving: 310 calories, 14 grams protein, 4 grams fat (11% calories from fat), 1.9 grams saturated fat, 56 grams carbohydrate, 8 milligrams cholesterol, 304 milligrams sodium, 2 grams fiber.
Man shot to death in Brighton Park
A man was shot to death early Tuesday in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side. The 25-year-old was inside a vehicle about 12:30 a.m. when a dark car pulled up near him and someone from inside fired shots in the 3600 block of South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago police said. The man was shot in the neck and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name hasn’t been released. Area One detectives are investigating.
Lifesaving effort earns FDNY firefighter from Hauppauge medal for heroism
With the help of 7 or 8 other firefighters, Harsch started cutting the collapsed roof to extricate the lieutenant, who was completely buried, eventually getting him to safety. The roots of the Ganci medal Harsch is to receive date to 1869, and until two years ago, was known as the James Gordon Bennett Medal. Bennett endowed the medal back then to honor firefighters who had saved his home. In 2009, the award went to Anthony Romano of Oceanside, who saved a fellow firefighter from a burning building in Richmond Hill, Queens. For Darren Harsch, who has trained extensively in how to rescue fellow firefighters, what he learned and practiced kicked in.
Long Island weather: Highs in the 90s today
Tuesday’s high temperature is expected to hit 94 degrees before a chance of rain showers overnight, before 2 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to drop Wednesday to a high near 70 degrees, before likely showers and thunderstorms at night and a low around 60 degrees. Thursday also brings a chance of showers, a high near 79 degrees and a low around 60. Friday also brings likely showers in the morning, with a high near 75 degrees and a low near 59. The weekend is expected to be sunny, with a high Saturday near 77 degrees and a low of 59.
Oyster Bay speller says he'll bee ready for national competition
Safiullah Sajid, a 7th grader at Locust Valley Middle School, is used to watching the Scripps National Spelling Bee on television. Safiullah, 13, is one of 234 spellers from across the country and around the world gathering this week in National Harbor, Maryland to compete for the national championship. Scripps Company, which administers the National Spelling Bee. Vieira pointed to 2019 when eight contestants were crowned co-champions after the competition ran out of challenging words. The 86 schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties with students vying for a shot at the National Spelling Bee had their own competition first, according to Vieira.
Motorcyclist killed in Rocky Point crash, Suffolk police say
A man in Rocky Point crashed a motorcycle into a tree Monday night and died, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. The release did not say how fast he was going. The man was declared dead at the scene, the release said. Statewide, there were 4,921 motorcycle crashes, of which 199 were fatal, according to preliminary figures for 2021 from the Albany-based Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research. In Nassau, there were 280 motorcycle crashes, of which 11 were fatal, and 389 in Suffolk, 20 of which were fatal.
Jet skier dies in Caesar Creek State Park
Jared GoffinetFox19One person died Sunday at Caesar Creek State Park after falling off a jet ski, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The jet skier might have suffered a medical emergency when they died around 4 p.m. Sunday, according to ODNR. According to the Massie Township Fire Department, the person who died is a male in his 20s from Pennsylvania. More:Drowning of 15-year-old in Clermont County under investigationMore information on the person’s death is expected to be released Tuesday in the coroner’s report. There is no horsepower limit on the Caesar Creek Reservoir, the ODNR website shows.
'Very angry': Uvalde locals grapple with school chief's role
The 50-year-old has spent much of a nearly 30-year career in law enforcement in Uvalde, returning in 2020 to take the head police job at the school district. When Arredondo was a boy, Maria Gonzalez used to drive him and her children to the same school where the shooting happened. Communication is key.”McCraw said Friday that minutes after the gunman entered the school, city police officers entered through the same door. Over the course of more than an hour, law enforcement from multiple agencies arrived on the scene. Arredondo started out his career in law enforcement working for the Uvalde Police Department.
'Every eye roll... is a cry for help': HS senior on far too many fellow Black girls
The event sponsored by Columbus Public Schools and the Commission on Black Girls and featured Monique Morris, the president and CEO of Grantmakers for Girls of Color and co-founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute. I'm not saying I didn’t have a hard life, but Black girls, especially young black girls, especially today, in the present, we are carrying so much baggage. Black girls are so mistreated and truly – I’m trying not to cry – so mistreated and so misused and often thrown off to the side. More:'Something is happening': As suicides rise among Black girls, local leaders take actionIt’s hurtful to know that in this room I am loved. We need to change the invisibility of Black girls and Black women because we are seen.
OhioHealth's Dr. George Barnett: Trust crucial in Black health care
Dr. Terrance Dean and Scot Kirk talk to Columbus physician George W. Barnett Jr., who specializes in family medicine at OhioHealth Physician Group, about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected healthcare in the Black community. Dr. Barnett says COVID exacerbated existing health disparities. Historical factors that sowed distrust in the Black community towards health care providers have created another barrier to better health. Barnett also emphasizes the importance of having a good relationship with your doctor and finding a physician whom you can trust. Dr. George Barnett on healthcare in the Black community
Can you still get long-haul COVID if you're vaccinated?
Is the risk of long COVID any different among those who are fully vaccinated against the virus? As with just about every aspect of COVID-19, we’re still learning, so scientists don’t yet know whether vaccination reduces the chance of long COVID. Of course, we do know the best way to avoid long COVID is to avoid COVID altogether. In a study of 34,000 fully vaccinated but un-boosted people who experienced breakthrough COVID-19 infections, vaccination appeared to reduce the likelihood of long COVID by just 15%. They’ll study research volunteers for up to four years to better understand the causes of long COVID and how best to treat it.
Savvy Senior: How to start a walking program and stay motivated
Jim MillerGuest columnistDEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My doctor recently suggested I start a walking program to help get my weight and blood pressure under control, but I’ve never exercised much and am 66. Or try MeetUp.com or the American Volkssport Association (AVA.org), to search for non-competitive walking clubs in your area, or start one. Keep a journal: Use it to keep track of your walking minutes, steps, or mileage and total it up at the end of each week to see how you’re progressing. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC "Today" show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.
China's foreign minister arrives in Tonga on Pacific tour
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Tonga on Tuesday as he continued his regional island-hopping tour a day after failing to ink an ambitious deal with 10 South Pacific nations. In Tonga, Wang met with King Tupou VI and Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni and signed several agreements with Sovaleni that covered everything from disaster management to a royal tomb improvement project. “The relationship between China and Tonga is a shining pearl,” the ambassador said in his statement. Wang's tour is causing consternation among some Western nations that see themselves as traditional partners with the South Pacific. Australia last week sent new Foreign Minister Penny Wong to Fiji in an attempt at counter-diplomacy.
Dangerously good: This tiki-inspired bar is bringing a tropical paradise to Louisville
In fact, it felt like we were on vacation when my friends and I gathered on the back deck around a table of tacos and tiki drinks last week. Nor is it a stereotypical tiki bar (especially once the second floor opens. He’s so convinced that it’s a gamechanger that South Seas is serving it at its satellite bar at nearby Lynn Family Stadium. A nice thing about tiki drinks, though, especially for those of us more used to stirred, high-proof drinks, is that a lot of them are a little less boozy. “It’s all about having fun and I do think the world needs that now more than ever.”Cheers to that.
First Thing: Biden says pain ‘palpable’ in Uvalde
Returning to Washington on Monday morning, the US president, wearing a black suit, talked about the “palpable” pain in Uvalde. The folks who were victimized, their families … the pain is palpable. “On the day of a mass shooting and weeks after news of Roe, Democratic party leadership rallied for a pro-NRA, anti-choice incumbent under investigation in a close primary. Last Thing: man arrested after Mona Lisa smeared with cakeA security guard cleans the smeared cream from the glass protecting the Mona Lisa. Sign upSign up for the US morning briefingFirst Thing is delivered to thousands of inboxes every weekday.
UK sperm donor with genetic condition banned from contacting children
A man with an incurable genetic condition who advertised his sperm to lesbians on social media has been banned from contacting some of the children he fathered as a result. A family court judge took the unusual step of naming James MacDougall after finding he “took advantage of these young women’s vulnerability and their strong desire to have children”. MacDougall, 37, has fragile-X syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning difficulties and cognitive impairment. The family court heard he placed an advert as a potential sperm donor on a social media page for lesbian women seeking donors. Lieven said the women were irresponsible to use MacDougall as a sperm donor without making proper inquiries about his health record, but were desperate for children.
Trouble losing weight? Morning exercise may be the answer for women
Women should exercise in the morning to lose fat - but go for an evening session if they want to build muscle, research suggests. The US study found the best time of day to exercise may differ for men and women. Women burned more body fat during morning exercise, whereas evenings counted more for men. Researchers said women may be more sensitive to such differences because they are more likely to have excess stomach fat. This is important because abdominal fat wraps around the body's internal organs, making it potentially more deadly.
Volkswagen Golf R Estate review: The perfect one-car garage. In theory...
And while it’s a shame the rear seats only split 60/40, you do at least get a variable-height boot floor that you can set flush with the seat backs when they’re folded, or drop down for maximum volume. Further forward, none of your passengers will want for space. There are even touchpads instead of proper switches on the steering wheel, too, where they manage to be both fiddly to use and easy to press by accident as you twirl the wheel. Bunker shotIt’s a usability nightmare, in other words, and rather distracts you from the ultimately quite sleek look of the rest of the cockpit. The plastics on the dashboard are not uniformly high-quality, mind you.
How ill-prepared passengers are to blame for Britain’s airport chaos
They don’t have their boarding cards ready and they try to take too much luggage on board. It all adds to the general sense of chaos and only makes the situation worse. Check...... your local airport’s website and see how far ahead of departure you should be checking in. Passport problemsConfusion over the new EU rules about passport validity is a new issue and doesn’t affect many people. I forked out £7 for Fast-Track security and the same amount for the priority lane at passport control – both booked through the airport website.
The official Platinum Pudding recipe: how to make lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle
For this recipe you will need two Swiss roll tins, measuring approximately 24cm x 34cm and a trifle dish with capacity of approximately 3.5 litres. Grease and line the two Swiss roll tins with baking paper. Sprinkle some extra caster sugar on two sheets of baking paper then turn the sponges out onto the sugared paper. Pour the St Clement’s jelly over the Swiss roll layer and set aside in the fridge to completely set. In a large bowl, whip the double cream until soft peaks form then spoon this over the coulis.
Vogue's Vanessa Kingori on learning to cycle and being seen as 'plus size' by the fashion industry
I lost my confidence and, despite growing up as a sporty tomboy, I stopped riding bikes for at least a decade. He is bike mad – he already has three types of bike, even though he doesn't know how to ride on two wheels. At the time, I was the first woman and person of colour publisher leading British GQ, a high-stress role. I was one year into my role as the publishing director at British Vogue when I became pregnant. Repair requires ruling out most types of exercise and focusing on gentle, slow core work.
Attention! Troops take part in final rehearsals for Platinum Jubilee Pageant
Troops take part in final rehearsals for Platinum Jubilee PageantMembers of the British Army, Royal Navy and RAF were seen on the streets of London preparing for the culmination of the Jubilee celebrations
First glimpse of the new Queen’s Garden at the Tower of London
If you were to try to picture the Queen on her Coronation Day, a black-and-white image would probably come to mind. You might be able to conjure the golden orb and sceptre, and you’d probably have a vague recollection of a white dress underneath all that finery. Hand-stitched, with silk emblems representing the four nations of Great Britain and all the dominions of which she was now Queen, it was a dress heavy with symbolism. That floral design is the inspiration behind the new Queen’s Garden, at the Tower of London. Set to open on Wednesday, in time for the Platinum Jubilee, the garden forms part of ­Superbloom, a wildflower installation that will fill the 13th-century moat.
How to use a menstrual cup, according to experts
Be hygienicFirst and foremost, when preparing to insert a menstrual cup, it's important to ensure that you are being hygienic when doing so. However, these nerves may cause your vaginal muscles to tense, which will in turn make it harder to insert the menstrual cup, menstrual cup company OrganiCup states on its website. Check the cup is inserted correctlyOnce you have inserted your menstrual cup, you can check whether or not it's been put it in place correctly. How to remove itThe part that many people who have never used a menstrual cup dread – the removal. Menstrual cup company Lunette states that while you can use an IUD with a menstrual cup, you must first check the length of the string of the coil.
Dame Emma Thompson inspired by V&A founder’s dog to pen Christmas tale
Dame Emma Thompson said her mind “ran amok with ideas” when she heard the real-life tale of the founder of the V&A Museum and his trusty hound, inspiring her to pen a heartwarming children’s Christmas book. The Oscar-winning actress said it is an “utter joy” to have teamed up with best-selling illustrator Axel Scheffler in creating Jim’s Spectacular Christmas. The story is based on the real-life dog belonging to Sir Henry Cole, who founded the V&A Museum in 1852 when it began as a Museum of Manufactures. Dame Emma was inspired to write the tale of the canine hero, who she describes as having a “gamey whiff”, after becoming enraptured by a drawing Sir Henry made of his pet and receiving a Jim-shaped Christmas decoration. “We can’t wait to share this beautiful Christmas story with the public.”Jim’s Spectacular Christmas will be published on October 27.
The accidental monarch: Charting 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II
You have to be more than 80 years of age now to have much memory of any monarch except Elizabeth II. Elizabeth II is a shrewd observer of the scene. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at her coronation in 1953 (PA)The Britain of 1952 is almost unrecognisable today. You might say Elizabeth II is a woke iconEach and every change has been accepted and publicly acknowledged by the monarch. You might say Elizabeth II is a woke icon.
How to stay motivated at the gym, explain personal trainers
Fortunately, lack of motivation is a universal struggle when it comes to exercising - even for the people most dedicated to the gym - personal trainers. For suggestions on how to remain dedicated to your fitness goals and get moving, we asked personal trainers how they stay motivated - and how they keep clients motivated as well. JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images The exercise it takes to burn off high-calorie foods Standard chocolate bar - 229 calories Walk off: 42 minutes. Getty Images The exercise it takes to burn off high-calorie foods Medium mocha coffee - 290kcal calories Walk off: 53 minutes. Getty Images The exercise it takes to burn off high-calorie foods Packet of crisps - 171 calories Walk off: 31 minutes.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee news: Britons begin countdown to special bank holiday weekend
The Queen is set to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee in June with a four-day bank holiday weekend. These include Trooping the Colour, a Service of Thanksgiving, the Platinum beacons, a Platinum Jubilee pageant and a star-studded concert. With just two days to go until the bank holiday weekend starts, Britons have begun counting down until the festivities kick off, with many starting with beacon lightings on Thursday night. Buckingham Palace has said the Queen’s attendance at Jubilee weekend events aren’t likely to be confirmed until the day-of. Follow our liveblog for all of the latest updates on the Queen as she prepares to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.
The intuitive business tech that’s helping SMEs work seamlessly
The serious business of creativity means the defence-grade security built into their Samsung devices is paramount as they send animated sequences to clients around the world. Samsung’s security tech ensures their work for global clients remains completely confidential, and that their devices cannot be hacked and files stolen. Street food success story Baked in Brick uses innovative Samsung features, such as the ‘Push to Talk’ feature, to work seamlessly across sites (The Independent )Tech support built for businessWhen it comes to doing business, Samsung offers a complete ecosystem of mobile tech and services. Making Samsung the perfect business tech partner for the modern working world. To find out how to work wonders with Samsung and how its ecosystem of products, solutions and support puts technology to work at the heart of your business to drive greater success, click here.
The 10 best sex scenes in movies
So, in that light, here are the candidates for some of the best sex scenes ever put to film:The 10 best sex scenes in film Show all 10 1 /10 The 10 best sex scenes in film The 10 best sex scenes in film Blue Valentine Derek Cianfrance dared to portray sex with any sense of realism, both physically and emotionally, only to quickly get slapped with an NC-17 rating for showing Michelle Williams’ character, Cindy, on the receiving end of oral sex. The 10 best sex scenes in film Love & Basketball Gina Prince-Bythewood has masterfully shown Hollywood how cinema can portray realistic sex without any loss of romanticism or intimacy. 20th Century Fox The 10 best sex scenes in film God's Own Country God’s Own Country star Alec Secareanu admitted he was initially “very afraid” of the kinds of scenes he would be tasked with filming for the gay drama film. British Lion Films The 10 best sex scenes in film Team America: World Police Sex is funny, sometimes hilarious. The more axes of movement, the more lifelike movement we gave the puppets during the sex scene, it just wasn’t funny.
Tom Hanks recalls ‘daring’ to ask the Queen what was in her secret cocktail
Tom Hanks has revealed the Queen’s cocktail of choice, which was served to her at a state banquet he attended with the Obamas in 2011. Asked about the dinner, Hanks said: “The chit-chat with the Queen is something you have to get ready for. We spoke about how often she gets time off, et cetera.”During the dinner, Hanks said a “gloved hand” placed “a tumbler of clear liquid between me and Her Royal Majesty”. “But it wasn’t in a water glass, so I dared to ask the Queen, ‘what is Her Majesty’s cocktail of choice?’ and she said ‘ooh Martini!’” Hanks said. You can read The Independent’s liveblog for all of the latest updates on the Jubilee weekend here.
Mexico's Maya train project stalls as legal battle drags
On Monday, the same judge declared the suspension "definite", ordering that no works be carried out on this particular stretch until environmental impact studies have not just been carried out but also approved according to Mexican law.
Iran building collapse: Protesters turn on government over disaster
Demonstrations have also been held in other parts of Iran, with shouts of "Death to Khamenei!" - a reference to Iran's supreme leader - heard on unverified video posted on social media and said to have taken place in the south of the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Monday night, Reuters news agency reported.
UK regulator probes Royal Mail's failure to meet delivery targets
LONDON – Britain’s communications regulator, Ofcom, said on Tuesday it was investigating Royal Mail’s failure to meet its delivery targets across 2021-22, with its probe set to look into the postal company’s “substantial lapse in performance”. “Ofcom takes compliance with quality of service targets very seriously,” Ofcom said in a statement. “Our investigation … will gather evidence to understand the reasons behind this substantial lapse in performance, and determine whether Royal Mail has breached its requirements.”
Over 500 killed in Mali clashes as military junta loses grip
The killings represented a 324% rise over the previous quarter and highlighted the failure of Mali’s military junta to limit human rights abuses or stop groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State from carrying out campaigns of violence. Mali’s military, which took power in a 2020 coup, did not respond to requests for comment. MINUSMA documented 320 human rights violations by the Malian military in the January-March period, compared with 31 in the previous three months. “In addition to summary executions, security forces also allegedly raped, looted, arrested and arbitrarily detained many civilians during the military operation,” MINUSMA said. France beat them back, but by 2015 they had regrouped and unleashed a wave of attacks in the centre.
Evacuation halted after French journalist killed by shelling in Ukraine's Luhansk region - governor
-Efforts to evacuate civilians in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine were suspended on Monday after an armoured transport was hit by shrapnel from a Russian shell, killing a French journalist, regional governor Serhiy Gaidai said. Gaidai wrote on the Telegram app that the shrapnel had pierced the vehicle’s armour, killing the accredited French journalist travelling inside. Gaidai provided a photograph of a press accreditation identifying the journalist. The French foreign ministry said it was checking the report of the journalist’s death.
Turkey tells U.S. it wants 'concrete steps' from Finland, Sweden for NATO bids
ANKARA/WASHINGTON -A chief adviser to Turkey’s president told his U.S. counterpart that Turkey wanted “concrete steps” on the existence of what it calls “terrorist organisations” in Finland and Sweden before it would consider their NATO bids, the Turkish presidency said. U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan and Ibrahim Kalin, chief foreign policy adviser to President Tayyip Erdogan, spoke on Monday to discuss the NATO bids and the war in Ukraine, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. All 30 NATO members must approve plans to enlarge the alliance. Erdogan said in comments published in The Economist on Monday that Turkey’s commitment to NATO was unchanged, and he called on allies to focus their efforts on “persuading” the candidate countries. “Sweden’s and Finland’s uncompromising insistence on joining the alliance has added an unnecessary item to NATO‘s agenda,” he said.
Erdogan tells Zelenskiy he values project to create sea route for agriculture exports
ANKARA – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a call on Monday that he placed value on a project to create a safe sea route for exporting Ukrainian agricultural goods, his office said. “Erdogan stated that he especially valued the project to create a secure sea route for exporting Ukrainian agricultural products,” his office said in a statement and added he welcomed, in principle, the idea of making Istanbul a headquarters for an “observation mechanism” between Moscow, Kyiv and the United Nations.
U.S. will not send Ukraine rocket systems that can reach Russia, says Biden
WASHINGTON – The United States will not send Ukraine rocket systems that can reach into Russia, President Joe Biden said on Monday. The comments followed reports that the Biden administration was preparing to send advanced long-range rocket systems to Kyiv.
Four sailors rescued after spending FOUR DAYS clinging to styrofoam boxes after cargo ship sank
Four sailors have been rescued after clinging to styrofoam iceboxes in the sea for four days after their cargo ship sank. Water entered the ship's exhaust and it lost radio contact before sinking in the waters between Saobi Island and Sabuntan Island in East Java Province. Wahyu said that local fishermen who helped search for the missing crew found them. The Zidane Express ship departed from Boom Beach in Banyuwangi to Sapeken Island in Madura, East Java Province on May 26. Head of the Surabaya SAR Office Hari Adi Purnomo said the rescue was launched shortly after the ship was confirmed missing.
Virgin Atlantic drops ban on cabin crew displaying arm tattoos
LONDON – Virgin Atlantic cabin crew will be allowed to display tattoos on their arms after the airline said on Tuesday it had dropped a requirement for uniformed and front line staff to cover up inkings with long-sleeved shirts, plasters or make up. In 2019, Virgin dropped a requirement for female cabin crew to wear makeup. The British airline founded by billionaire Richard Branson said it was now also relaxing its tattoo restrictions ahead of a fresh recruitment drive for cabin crew. The airline said neck, face and head tattoos must still be covered, although it was currently reviewing that policy. Offensive tattoos are also required to be covered up, it said.
Ukraine’s historic monuments conserved using cutting-edge technology
Many of Ukraine's historic monuments have been destroyed in the three months since Russia invaded the country, but cultural experts are working to conserve their memory using cutting-edge technology and 3D scans. French engineer Emmanuel Durand is a specialist in 3D data acquisition and is assisting Ukrainian architects and historical building experts to record structures in Kyiv, Lviv, Chernihiv and Kharkiv. The redbrick fire station and its watchtower, built-in 1887, are a monument to Kharkiv's industrial revolution. Kateryna Kuplytska, architect and member of the body documenting damaged heritage sites, said many of the buildings are in heavily destroyed areas. Some critics suggest it is futile to document historic buildings in such meticulous detail while the war is still raging and people are dying every day.
War-driven race for food and gas converges on Arab linchpin Egypt
Offshore from Ras al-Bar, where the Nile flows into the Mediterranean, cargo ships shimmer through the midday haze as they head west along the coast toward the blue loading-cranes on the horizon. It’s here, at the Egyptian port of Damietta, that the twin impacts of Russia’s war on Ukraine converge.
Drinking coffee slashes your risk of dying from all causes by up to 30% (even if you take sugar!)
They found that drinking between two to four cups per day was the sweet-spot, regardless of whether they used sugar or not. This was used to calculate their average daily coffee consumption, including if they used sugar or an artificial sweetener. Children who eat too much sugar risk damaging their teeth, putting on fat and becoming overweight, and getting type 2 diabetes which increases the risk of heart disease and cancer. 'The amount of sugar added to coffee is difficult to estimate, even when using teaspoons,' he said. 'It is therefore very difficult to make any further inferences about whether the sugar added to coffee has an impact to health.
Video: Mona Lisa defaced after man dressed as woman throws a custard pie
Video: Mona Lisa is ATTACKED with custard pie by man disguised as elderly woman in a wheelchair screaming 'think of the planet!'... before he's dragged away by securityAn attempted defacing of the world famous Mona Lisa was carried out on Sunday night in the Louvre, as a man 'dressed as a wheelchair-bound woman' threw a custard pie at the bulletproof glass covering the iconic...
Swastikas daubed on tomb of Alfredino Rampi - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - Swastikas were daubed overnight Monday on the Rome tomb of Alfredino Rampi, a six-year-old boy who died after falling into a well in Vermicino, a village near Frascati, on 10 June 1981. The failed three-day rescue bid for the boy was televised live in the first such event in Italy, gripping the nation. Rome police have opened a probe into the desecration of the tomb in the Italian capital's monumental Verano Cemetery.
Bill passed stopping kids living with jailed mums - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - A bill was passed Monday evening stopping children living with their mothers in Italian prisons. The bill promotes facilities outside jails where convicted mothers can bring up their children, making sure that women with kids under the age of six do not end up in jail. The measure is also valid for fathers when the mother is dead or otherwise unable to bring up the couple's children.
5 arrests over kickbacks on dental appliances - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - Five doctors were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of earning kickbacks of 5-8,000 euros a pop on dental appliances and prostheses supplied to their surgeries since the 1990s. The kickback scam on children's braces and other equipment was allegedly run by two dentists in Milan and Lodi and three employees of a business manufacturing the appliances, police said.
Long war would cost 2 points of lost growth says Visco - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco said Tuesday that a prolonged war in Ukraine would probably cost Italy two percentage points of GDP growth over the next two years. "The war has radically heightened uncertainty," Visco said. "Productive activity weakened in the first quarter. "In April our assessment was that, if the conflict went on for an extended period, it would lead to two two percentage points less of growth this year and next. "However, we cannot exclude more adverse developments... if the war led to an interruption of Russian gas supplies".
'Scipio' African anticyclone to push temperatures up as far as 40° - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - The African anticyclone Scipio is set to push temperatures up to 37-39 degrees C in the shade across Italy and as far up as 40 degrees in the inland parts of Sardinia and Sicily, forecasters said Tuesday. Scipio's torrid wave will sweep aside the cooler and breezier conditions Italians enjoyed over the weekend as the previous heatwave eased, said Antonio Sano', director and founder of the website www.iLMeteo.it. From Wednesday on Scipo will spread its blistering heat from the centre and the south of Italy to the Po Valley, bringing sticky and steamy afa with it, said Sanò.
Ukraine war boosts Africa's humanitarian emergency: UN official
Every grain counts: A woman at a displaced persons' camp in Ouallam, Niger, pours food from a containerLibreville (AFP) – The war in Ukraine is heaping further pressure on Africa's fast-growing population of vulnerable people, a UN refugee official says. "Across Africa, rising prices and reduced food aid caused by the war in Ukraine will increase the vulnerability of refugees and other forcibly displaced populations and increase the risk of inter-communal tensions," Mazou said in an interview. Mazou said Africa already faced "displacement on an unprecedented scale" through the double crunch of climate-related disasters and conflicts. "The Sahel is on the front line of the climate crisis, with temperatures rising 1.5 times faster than the global average. "We are already seeing this with further cuts in food aid to refugees in Mozambique and Zambia," he said.
Ukraine’s historic monuments conserved using cutting-edge technology
Cultural experts are working to conserve the memory of Ukraine’s historic buildings using 3D scans. More than 100 have been hit by shelling during the past 3 months of the war.
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Rosaries, bouquets and tiny caskets: Uvalde begins to bury its dead
Volunteers flew and drove in from across Texas and all over the country to help with various aspects of the funerals. Community members express shock and grief in Uvalde, Tex., at a memorial for the 19 students and two adults killed in a mass shooting. Morales, known as “Father Eddy,” will host funeral after funeral for the victims practically every day beginning Tuesday — sometimes two in one day, about a dozen in all. They should bury all the victims there, he said, and construct a big memorial in their names. “They all died together; they should be together.”Paulina Villegas in Uvalde contributed to this report.
Kate Winslet hasn’t stopped using this beauty product since her Titanic days
At 46, she is living her best life and ready to reflect that light on other women in the space. Kate Winslet (KW): I am so glad to physically be here as I didn’t get to meet the incredible people last year due to the pandemic. It is really exciting to be in a place that is a celebration of the hard work and achievements of so many incredible women. Once I have cleaned my face properly, it is sleep, sleep, sleep. What is the one beauty product that has been by your side since your Titanic days?
The 10 best active ingredient sunscreens to help protect you from summer heat
Your best bet at protection is consistency—a sunscreen you like and therefore reach for every day. Sunscreens filter most (but not all) UVA and UVB radiation. By filtering, sunscreens also slow down the skin ageing process, including the appearance of sunspots, pigmentation and wrinkles. Pick a sunscreen of SPF 30 and above and look for certification that assures protection against UVA and UVB radiation (usually labelled Broad Spectrum or PA+++). Dr Sheth’s Ceramide and vitamin C sunscreen SPF 50+ PA +++
This is Kriti Sanon's favourite hot summer trend
While summer’s sunny days make bright colours an obvious choice, tomato red hues are this year's biggest trend. Brandon Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Valentino, and many more are embracing this punchy shade which is quickly becoming this season's must-have tone. Recently the actor seems to have picked up a certain proclivity for the shade of red. Wearing mini dresses to traditional sharara sets, all coloured in red, Sanon is making a strong case for wearing this shade head-to-toe. In a sharara and jacket set by Ritika Mirchandani, Sanon recently posted a picture of herself on Instagram while promoting her upcoming movie, Bachchhan Paandey.
ART ON THE BOX: Když se spojí vysoké um?ní a streetwear
ART ON THE BOX: Když se spojí vysoké um?ní a streetwear 31. 2022 Sdílet Zkopírovat odkazJaký m?že být cíl toho, že se populární streetwearová zna?ka spojí s mladým, lokálním um?lcem? Už loni projekt od Vans ART ON THE BOX propojil trh s um?lci, kdy p?ímo na krabici logo Vans ustoupilo pod vlivem malí?ského díla do pozadí. U projektu ART ON THE BOX jsem se snažila zachovat linku, kterou mám s Vans spojenou, tou je nap?íklad ikonický motiv šachovnice. @paulinemma , @luciekratochvilova_ Limitovanou kolekci VANS x ART ON THE BOX by Michaela ?ervená je možné získat prost?ednictvím sout?ží na vybraných instagramových ú?tech (nap?íklad @zachy_zacharaa @carolinecumrik ).
Egyptian Actor Salma Abu Deif on Her Cannes Film Festival Debut
Egyptian actor and model Salma Abu Deif recently turned heads with her first-ever red carpet appearance at Cannes Film Festival. She made her international debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to be selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film. What do you like the most about the Cannes Film Festival? What does the Cannes Film Festival mean to you and your career? Read Next: Get Ready with Salma Abu Deif for Her First Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet
Rawdah Mohamed Wore Not One, But Two Stunning Modest Looks at Cannes Film Festival
Among all the noteworthy looks seen on models and actors at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, Rawdah Mohamed ensured that the modest fashion side of things was more than covered. The hijab-wearing Somali model attended the event on two separate days, in distinct and equally stunning outfits. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rawdah ? (@rawdis)At the star-studded amFar Gala, Mohamed’s appearance championed Arab designers as she opted for a dazzling number by Lebanese couturier Georges Hobeika. Contrasting her red hijab, Mohamed wore a diamond necklace with green stones by Pasquale Bruni. Read Next: Bella Hadid, Mona Zaki, Aseel Omran, and More —The Best Dressed Stars at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival
Discovering Gyeongju, the quaint city in South Korea worthy of a visit
The sentiment is well-reflected in books, TV series’ and movies of today, particularly so within the Hallyu subset, where recent hit releases such as Hometown Cha Cha Cha and Our Blues have cemented the popularity of said notion. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ??????? ???? ???? ???? (@gyeongju.gogo)Strictly speaking, Gyeongju is no lacking in land, space or citizens. Located a day’s trip away from Seoul, it is a coastal city with a staggering population of 264,091 people. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ?????? (@byeonnoodle)Where to stay:A notable pick is the Hilton Gyeongju; a five-star establishment parked right next to the scenic Lake Bomun. Courtesy of Hilton Gyeongju Courtesy of Hilton Gyeongju Courtesy of Hilton Gyeongju Courtesy of Hilton GyeongjuWhat to do in the city:Gyeongju National ParkTouted as an outdoor museum, Gyeongju National Park brims with rich history and relics; the home to sprawling and massive burial mounds of five unknown ancient kings that contains a staggering 11,000 artifacts.
5 Easy Ways to Depuff Your Face
Read on for five tips on how to depuff your face now. 1.Use massageAs well as feeling ultra relaxing, using sweeping massage movements on your face can help to encourage lymph flow and drain puffiness away from the face, explains Mackenzie Paterson. While getting a professional to do it is always the dreamiest route, it’s also easy enough to do at home. “Fill a sink with ice cubes, cold water and slices of cucumber and hold your face in it for as long as you can,” she told the Sunday Telegraph. “I have been advising my clients to use ice cold water to wash their faces for years,” says Vico.
HM Queen Rania Shares Her Gratitude for Condolences on Her Father’s Death
HM Queen Rania of Jordan has taken to her social media to thank well-wishers for their condolences after the death of her father, Faisal Sidqi Al Yasin. While the cause of death had not been released, Jordan’s Royal Hashemite Court confirmed the death in a statement, expressing “sincere condolences and sincere sympathy” to the royal family “on this painful affliction”. Queen Rania received an outpouring of commiserations, in response to which she wrote, “Thank you for your condolences on the passing of my dear father. “We have been informed of the sad demise of the father of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, Dr. Faisal Sidqi Al-Yasin,” read King Salman’s cable. Read Next: Here’s How Her Majesty Queen Rania Celebrated Jordan’s 76th Independence Day
Pride Month 2022: 10 nail art styles beyond your regular rainbow
If there’s anything the LGBTQ community has taught us, it’s that self-expression in itself is an art form. These days, there are no limits when it comes to donning on longer-than-life claws or opting for 3D-illusion on your nail beds. It’s a fun, non-committal way to add some drama to your daily life, or if you simply desire something more covert, there’s a nail art design for you out there as well. This Pride month, take the opportunity to show your support and allyship with the community by sporting a minimalistic rainbow across the nails, or take it up a notch with some chrome detailing over bright multi-coloured hues. With that in mind, we’ve pieced together a few Pride month nail art styles to try out, from bold ombre hues to intricate detailing.
JW Marriott's new wellness staycation will recharge your senses
But if you are looking to truly pamper yourself, consider levelling up your spa day to a full-on wellness staycation. JW Marriott Singapore’s signature spa has opened its doors once again, welcoming guests for the first time since the pandemic. Courtesy of JW Marriott Singapore South BeachLocated on the second floor of the hotel’s scenic South Beach property, the multi-sensorial sanctuary is back with an elaborate menu of offerings. Courtesy of JW Marriott Singapore South BeachOur personal recommendation is the ‘Signature Massage’—a pampering melange of acupressure and ultra-comforting heated basalt stones aimed towards providing a complete, best-of-all-worlds experience. Book a Rejuvenating Spa Staycation at Spa by JW at marriott.com.
15 Outfits That Prove Kendall Is The Most Fashion-Savvy Kardashian
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 15 years since Keeping Up With The Kardashians hit our television screens and introduced us to what has become one of the world’s most famous families. The second-youngest of the clan, Kendall Jenner, may have been introduced as a cute 11-year old in season 1, but, fast forward to 2022 (via a modelling deal and numerous runway appearances), and she has well and truly secured her position as the most fashion-savvy sister. Of course, good style is in the eye of the beholder, and others may argue that Kim is more deserving of this accolade, but, when it comes to championing cult brands, experimenting with off-beat pairings and generally being a fashion-crowd darling, Kendall is the one. From tailored blazers and sultry slip dresses to oversized shirting and thigh-grazing minis, there are too many good outfits to mention in one story, however we whittled it down Kendall’s outfits to 15 winning looks that are truly worthy of your attention. Scroll down to see and shop our favourite Kendall Jenner looks.
17 Capsule Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Have
Pair with trousers, a blazer and loafers – other essentials – for smart occasions, or jeans and white trainers for more casual moments. Khaite High-Rise Jeans £340 Mytheresa Shop Now Wandler Chamomile Organic Cropped High-Rise Tapered Jeans £190 Net-a-porter Shop NowThe Trench CoatThere’s a reason why trench coats have stood the test of time. The Vest TopAn undisputed favourite with the style set, the classic tank top is a wardrobe staple fit for day-and nighttime. A classic leather belt with an elegant metal clasp will be one of the hardest working pieces in your capsule wardrobe. Balenciaga Hourglass BB-Plaque Crocodile-Effect Leather Belt £295 Matches Fashion Shop Now Isabel Marant Zap Leather Belt £120 Net-a-Porter Shop Now
Dua Lipa’s Summer Wardrobe Is To Die For
It’s Dua Lipa’s world, we’re all just living in it. And with the success of her Future Nostalgia tour so far, it’s clear that the singer’s reign will endure for the foreseeable. On stage, the superstar has been decked out in glittering custom bodysuits, but her off-duty looks are just as noteworthy. Instagram content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. This week, the 26-year-old pop sensation wore a string of head-turning ensembles in Italy that exuded holiday chic.
9 Pieces That Will Instantly Update Your Summer Wardrobe
When it comes to updating your summer wardrobe, we have always found that less is more. Naturally, it’s our job to hunt down these hot weather heroes, and for summer 2022, the line-up is looking pretty great – if we do say so ourselves. Read more: The 17 Foundational Pieces Every Capsule Wardrobe Should HaveIn the red corner, we have the statement pieces: items that are perfect for adding interest to your favourite basics. Take the jazzy short-sleeved shirt, which will look just as good over a white tank and jeans as it will with a bikini on holiday. So if you’re looking for something to press refresh on your summer wardrobe, scroll down to see and shop our definitive edit.
This Scalp-First Haircare Line Is Here To Shake Up Wash Day
“Wash day is a ritual that is synonymous with the Black consumer – it’s a time that you’ve carved out of your day to pamper yourself,” superstar hairstylist Cyndia Harvey tells me over Zoom. A visual exploration of traditional hairstyles and diasporic identity, it is a beautiful celebration of textured hair (and its heritage) in all its forms, from sculptural styles to beaded, braided and bound. “T.H.O.M was an evolution of that idea, which was all about celebrating textured hair in its purest form,” Harvey says. “It was an ode to who I am, the people I grew up around, and who I’m friends with now. T.H.O.M is a destination where textured hair comes to be – we’re here to celebrate you and accept you for exactly who you are.”
As Tammy Girl Returns, One Editor Recalls Her Tween Love Affair With The High-Street Brand
Instagram content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Despite the tidal wave of “mind blown” emojis, as we reach peak Y2K mania on Depop, TikTok and the runways (see Coperni, Miu Miu, Versace), Tammy’s revival is no real surprise. Before millennials were obsessed with Topshop, they were obsessed with Tammy. It was a “mum, pleeease can you take me” mecca for those Groovy Chick- and pop-obsessed girls who hadn’t quite reached adult sizing. Alas, the pre-tween retailer shuttered in 2005 after being sold by Arcadia Group to BHS.
What the rest of 2022 looks like for the Queen and her limited public appearances
What the rest of 2022 looks like for the Queen and her limited public appearances She's expected to retreat from the public eye in JulyRoyal astrologer Debbie Frank has shared her prediction for what the rest of 2022 will look like for the Queen. The sign of Taurus is all about holding space, making things last and connecting to routines and nature. The recent May 16th eclipse coincided with Prince Charles suddenly standing in for the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament. Our much-loved Taurean Queen is laying down the practical base for the tools of transition. As she herself said in the recent documentary Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen, no one expected her to reign so long.
Trooping the Colour explained: the history, the fashion, the photos and the highlights
Trooping the Colour explained: the history, the fashion, the photos and the highlights The parade marks the Queen's official birthdayTrooping the Colour is a huge occasion on the royal calendar each year and a highlight for HELLO! Loading the player...WATCH: Prince Louis waves from the balcony at Trooping the Colour debutFirst things first though, why does the Queen celebrate her birthday twice? Her Majesty celebrates two birthdays: her actual birthday on 21 April and her official birthday on the second Saturday of June at Trooping the Colour – but why? All eyes were on the Cambridges in 2019. Credit: Tim RookeWhat is the history behind Trooping the Colour? The first Trooping the Colour ceremony is believed to have originated during the reign of King Charles II from 1660 to 1685.
Meghan Markle's designer wedding guest dress looks mighty like this Reformation bargain
LOOK: Meghan Markle's wedding guest style is seriously chic – see her all-time best dressesOne very memorable outfit of Meghan's was the flirty white and blue floral print midi she wore for Prince Harry's cousin Celia McCorquodale's Lincolnshire wedding back in 2018. The Oscar de la Renta gown features a draped wrap front, long sleeves and a tiered ruffle skirt. It was her second outfit of the day – she previously wore a bespoke Givenchy gown for her wedding ceremony and lunchtime reception. We're still not over her Club Monaco colour-block midi dress at Charlie Van Straubenzee's nuptials or the sheer Valentino black frock she wore to her fashion designer friend Misha Nonoo's wedding. We've rounded up her best wedding guest dresses for you to shop this year.
Kate Middleton and Prince William to miss Lilibet's first birthday following Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's return
The Cambridges to miss Lilibet's first birthday following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's return The couple won't be around on the dayThe royal family are pulling out all the stops in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is expected to spend her first birthday meeting her namesake, the Queen, on the Platinum Jubilee weekend. Harry is returning to the UK with his family for the first time since 2020It was previously confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be returning to mark the Queen's Jubilee. It will be the first time Harry and Meghan have brought their family to the UK since leaving for the US in 2020. Sign up to our special Queen’s Platinum Jubilee newsletter to get latest news, photos and videos related to Her Majesty's special milestone.
Amazon Style Opens Its Very First Store Powered by Technology
LOS ANGELES — The new Amazon Style store, the first brick-and-mortar apparel outpost for the behemoth online shopping company based in Seattle, looks like every other clothing store in a mall. The one thing that makes this 30,000-square-foot store different from others is one thing: technology. “We are making it more inspiring, personalized and convenient for each customer,” said Simoina Vasen, vice president of Amazon Style. Another store distinction is there is not more than one sample of an item on the rack or shelf. Vasen wouldn’t discuss future plans for Amazon Style stores, which will undoubtedly add to Amazon’s annual apparel sales estimated by Wells Fargo to be $41 billion.
Drake Releases 'Top Boy' x Nike NOCTA Alien GORE-TEX Jacket
The Top Boy x Nike NOCTA Alien Gortex Jacket builds on the sportswear-street active look seen in the Netflix series. The jacket is waterproof and windproof with water-repellent two-way zip closures and a storm flap with an adjustable hood. The loose-fit style expressing a black and blue colorway is marked with collaboration markings on the interior, along with rubberized NOCTA and Nike detailing throughout. Priced at $500 USD, Drake’s Top Boy x Nike NOCTA Alien GORE-TEX Jacket is now available in sizes S-2XL on Netflix’s website. For more contemporary fashion, check out the Supreme x The North Face Spring 2022 collaboration.
School Board in Tennessee Bans Teaching of Holocaust Novel ‘Maus’
A school board in Tennessee voted unanimously this month to ban “Maus,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, from being taught in its classrooms because the book contains material that board members said was inappropriate for students. According to minutes of its meeting, the 10-person board, in McMinn County, Tenn., voted on Jan. 10 to remove the book from the eighth-grade curriculum. “There is some rough, objectionable language in this book,” said Lee Parkison, the director of schools for McMinn County, in eastern Tennessee, according to minutes of the meeting. Art Spiegelman, the author of “Maus,” said he was baffled by the decision. “This is disturbing imagery,” he said in an interview on Thursday, which is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Is Netflix the Next HBO?
He’s in town for a board meeting of the charter-school network into which he pours millions. These days Netflix is legendary in Silicon Valley for its so-called Culture Deck, the company’s constitution. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, where Hastings holds a board seat, says it’s the reason Facebook’s directors pursued him. The highlights: no limit on vacation days at Netflix, ditto for sick days. Hastings tells me he has no idea how much vacation his people take on average, and he insists he doesn’t care.
Is fast fashion impossible to kill?
You might’ve thought that harkened the death of fast fashion, as a new generation of consumers has begun to shun its wastefulness—embracing, in its place, secondhand clothing as a planet-friendlier wardrobe—but according to vintage reseller ThredUp, that’s not quite true. While Gen Z’s heart is in the right place, fast fashion is still hard to quit. According to the report, 72% say they shop fast fashion because it’s “good value for the money,” and another 20% say they feel pressured to have the latest styles due to social media. Secondhand shopping is a treasure hunt, but unearthing a gem that’s the right look, size, quality, and price takes time—meanwhile, 53% of shoppers say they choose fast fashion because it’s, well, faster. Much like any addiction, 42% say fast fashion is a bad habit that’s hard to break.
Bobbi Brown vs. a TikTok Influencer
Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos:@justbobbibrown, @meredithduxbury/TikTokIf you, like me, spend most of your time online trying to unpack niche dramas, it’s likely you have been trying to decode a number of cryptic tweets alluding to makeup artist Bobbi Brown and an influencer on TikTok. On Monday, May 17, Bobbi Brown, the makeup artist who probably taught you how to do makeup via her books, posted the video above to TikTok. Well, a number of eagle-eyed commenters and Twitter users pointed out this was not a seemingly random video but in fact one shading another TikTok user’s video. Now we’re sure Brown was just poking fun at Duxbury, but “Bobbi Brown shading” brings up more results on this on Twitter than any contour technique. We also agree with the general consensus of Twitter users that assure even if Brown were jokingly shading us, we’d have to log out for the day.
How to make better and faster decisions when you are struggling to keep up
Anxiety leads us to a state of passivity, because we fear to make the wrong choice. advertisementSo, how do you practice making better and faster decisions when you are struggling to keep up, or you are overwhelmed by tedious distractions? Implementing a learning culture can increase the willingness to choose and transparency when decisions end up being wrong. advertisementAvoid becoming a decision “hoarder” That is, do not pile onto mini decisions that will fundamentally make you bad at making big and important decisions. The ultimate goal is not perfection or being right all the time, but finding better ways of being wrong.
These three effortless, clean beauty brands were a hit during the pandemic—and are perfect for the reopened world
Last May, McKinsey reported an influx of consumers seeking DIY beauty solutions—at-home hair color, nail care, et al.—while cosmetics (except eye makeup) saw a dip in sales. advertisementadvertisementMeritSerial entrepreneur Katherine Power’s beauty brand, Merit, arrived earlier this year, with minimalist beauty products that deliver major impact with a quick swipe or a dab. The collection of color products (and one very luxe $30 blending brush) looks luxurious but is far from fussy. Merit - Prices vary Fast Company’s Recommender section is dedicated to surfacing innovative products, services, and brands that are changing how we live and work. Fast Company may receive revenue from some links in our stories; however, all selections are based on our editorial judgment.
Why Jones Road is paying customers to post TikToks about its products
In total, Neri says, she’s made more than $3,000 posting about Jones Road products, all through Bounty, an app that allows shoppers to monetize reviews and recommendations on TikTok. It can feel like you don’t know who to trust,” says Cody Plofker, Jones Road chief marketing officer. advertisementMost notably, however, Jones Road is one of 16 brands participating in Bounty’s closed beta program. Upon checkout, customers who have purchased products from participating brands like Jones Road get an offer to sign up for Bounty. advertisementFor brands like Jones Road, the benefit is twofold, according to Plofker.
Why this startup is encouraging employees to microdose psychedelics at work
Some employees at the mushroom coffee brand MUD\WTR are taking it one step further, adding small amounts of hallucinogenic mushrooms to their morning brew. But MUD\WTR does support employees who want to microdose magic mushrooms at work. “Seeing that, reflecting on how psilocybin microdosing has impacted my life in a much more positive way than caffeine or alcohol ever could have, I decided to make an open statement to our team,” he says. Several studies have shown cognitive and emotional benefits and even found subtle changes in brain activity in people who microdose. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Fortune, Scientific American, and more.
How to use Alexa as a $30 medical alert system
After a little digging around, it became apparent that there are a couple of ways to give Dad an emergency alert system. You’ll need to get the Alexa app running on the phone of the person for whom you’re setting this up. (I have the Alexa app on my phone and several Alexa devices in my own home.) Once you’re in the Alexa app, you’ll notice an “Add as Emergency Contact” option in there as well. Other than that, we’ve got a whole-home medical alert system set up for less than a hundred bucks.
8 Ways to Expand Your Network Today
It’s time to go beyond the familiar to expand your network and knowledge and meet more contacts who could help get you that much closer to your goals. Alumni chapters are a great way to stay connected and network outside your own company and niche. You have a shared interest in your school, and it’s an easy way to meet new people. Then start networking with people in that niche. It’s a good mental exercise and helps you to get feedback on how your business is perceived by others outside of your industry.
Mining valuable insights from diamonds
Li’s passion for the skies has since taken a more earthbound and microscopic form: It has translated into a love of quantum physics. Quantum leapsThe primary thesis driving quantum information science is that altering the state of a material at a subatomic level can make a significant impact at much larger scales. An aspect of Li’s research focuses on defects in very small diamonds, some of which are on the nanometer scale. It was research at Berkeley — he remembers the university library and dining halls fondly — that cemented his love of quantum physics. If you learn about how this tiny thing works, you can maybe also learn how the bigger things work,” Li says.
Finding Joy and Friendship in a Pandemic-Induced Hobby
Today, the rise of social media, and specifically Instagram, has propelled the activity to “cool” status among millennials and Gen Zers. Generation ZenA few years ago, I decided enough was enough with endlessly scrolling my social media feeds. Ironically, during one of my mindless scrolling sessions, I saw a needlepoint canvas that read, “I am not for everyone.” I laughed aloud and found myself in the black hole of cheeky needlepoint designs. I helped them learn more about the social media platform that was catapulting other LNS’s like Lycette Designs in Palm Beach to viral success. What has expanded, though, is the breadth and depth of the needlepoint community because of social media.
Kuala Lumpur zoo celebrates panda's 1st birthday
Kuala Lumpur zoo celebrates panda's 1st birthdaySheng Yi the panda dug into a cake made of shaved ice on Tuesday, as zoo officials in Kuala Lumpur celebrated her first birthday.
Don’t settle for cloud gaming—stream games from your PC instead
Some great free apps for remotely streaming games are Steam Remote Play, Moonlight, and Parsec. Setting up ParsecCredit: Parsec Parsec makes use of open source libraries to bring a multifunctional remote access app into fruition. Setting up MoonlightCredit: Moonlight Moonlight is an open source project that expands on GeForce Experience's capabilities. ADVERTISEMENTBefore you download Moonlight, download GeForce Experience. Setting up Steam Remote PlayCredit: Valve Steam Remote Play allows you to play your Steam games seamlessly from a multitude of devices.
Plus-size women have a champion in Hawaii: 'If you're surfing, you are a surfer'
Sarah SekulaSpecial to USA TODAYElizabeth Sneed launched Curvy Surf Gil to showcase plus-size women like her who surf. "It was very hard to divorce the idea that the body that I had and being an athlete could exist in the same space," Sneed said. These days Sneed carves up waves three to five days a week, sometimes with women from around the world. With a few strong strokes, Elizabeth Sneed pops up onto her yellow longboard with ease. Back in 2020, Sneed was feeling the effects of a breakup and had suffered the loss of her grandmother.
Progressives push to cancel conservatives. Here's how the right is fighting back.
John Wood Jr.Opinion columnistWe live in an age of social sanction. Perhaps every age is to a degree. But the predominating social sanction (or “cancel culture” if you like) from the American left as it expresses itself in popular culture and the activist activation of major American institutions are yielding a soft secessionism from the American right.
Opinion | Misusing Words Like ‘Groomer’ Isn’t Just Wrong; It’s Dangerous
Finding and sharing words is excruciatingly challenging for all survivors, but especially for children. A child in danger cannot find safety if the language we use to define abuse is diluted. Language is also what helps survivors find some semblance of healing; it’s our only way out. No anti-LGBTQ education bill, book ban or health care ban, would have prevented my abuse or helped me in its aftermath. One in four girls and one in 13 boys will endure sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.
Opinion | A Debate Over What Roe Did — and What Losing It Would Mean
For decades, the conservative position on abortion has been simple: Appoint justices who will overturn Roe V. Wade. The question of abortion rights will re-enter the realm of electoral politics in a way it hasn’t for 50 years. One place those Republicans may look for inspiration is to the work of the legal scholar Erika Bachiochi. [You can listen to this episode of “The Ezra Klein Show” on Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google or wherever you get your podcasts.] Hers is not an argument I agree with, but it’s one that I imagine will become increasingly salient in a post-Roe America.
Doctors, nurses risked their lives to battle COVID. Now they're facing a mental health crisis
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy last week issued an advisory regarding the burnout and resignation crisis in the healthcare community, underlining the severity of the problem. The COVID-19 pandemic aggravated pre-existing morale problems for medical professionals frustrated with changing job demands that they say affects their ability to care for patients. Early retirements and career changes could lead to significant shortages in nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers, hindering future medical care in the U.S.COVID hospitalizations and deaths may be down from their surge peaks, but the nation's hospitals and clinics still face a population in crisis: the healthcare workers themselves. Overworked medical professionals, who risked their health and their families' well-being to help patients through the pandemic, are now dealing with a public that is increasingly distrustful in a politicized environment where hospital violence is not uncommon. Staffing shortages and the administrative demands of an increasingly complicated medical system have also created frustration for those who see care for fellow human beings as their calling.
Opinion | I’m a Prosecutor. But I Won’t Enforce an Inhumane Law.
Almost two and a half years ago, I took my oath of office as prosecutor, and swore to protect my community from those who broke the law. The real threat, I now realize, may stem from those who write the law. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the rights of thousands of Virginian women will be thrown into question. While the commonwealth does not have an abortion ban on the books, our governor has said that he is “staunchly, unabashedly” against abortion and fully committed to “going on the offense” against abortion rights in our legislature. So when the court’s draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked earlier this month, I committed to never prosecute a woman for making her own health care decisions.
Russia-Ukraine war live updates E.U. bans most Russian oil; Moscow at ‘maximum’ strength in Donbas
A French photojournalist covering evacuation efforts in Eastern Ukraine was killed during a Russian strike, French President Emmanuel Macron said. Macron, confirming the death of Leclerc-Imhoff on Monday, tweeted his condolences to his family and support for war correspondents. Before this attack, seven journalists had died while covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was his second mission to Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, BFMTV said. Oleg Nikolenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian foreign affairs ministry, condemned the killing near Severodonetsk, saying it was the latest on an expanding “list of Russian crimes against media workers in Ukraine.”
D.C.-area forecast: Surge of summer 90s before Thursday storms and late-week cooling
Tomorrow: Mostly to partly sunny, isolated p.m. storm? Bright sunshine drives afternoon high temperatures to the lower to middle 90s with moderate humidity levels (dew points in the middle 60s). Humidity remains on the moderate side with dew points in the middle 60s. Lingering showers and storms are possible Thursday night with lows near 60 to the middle 60s. Friday night should be mostly clear and cooler with lows in the 50s in the suburbs to low 60s in the city.
A doctor claimed he had a ‘miracle cure’ for covid. He’s going to prison.
Placeholder while article actions loadIn March and April of 2020, as the coronavirus spread and people isolated in their homes, a doctor in San Diego boasted that he had his hands on a “miracle cure,” according to prosecutors — hydroxychloroquine. But Staley had a way of getting it, he later told an undercover federal agent. Staley was sentenced last week to 30 days in prison and a year of home confinement for the scheme. According to prosecutors, federal agents began looking into Staley after concerned customers alerted the FBI to the marketing emails from Skinny Beach Med Spa. “It’s preventive and curative,” Staley said to the undercover agent, court documents show.
Florida's first all-female honor flight sets off for Washington D.C.
Florida’s first all-women honor flight sets off Tuesday for Washington D.C., where over 100 veterans will be treated to a grand tour of the nation’s capital. And you’ve got some that they came in when women weren’t exactly welcomed with open arms," Davenport told Fox 35 Orlando. During the honor flight to Washington D.C., the 109 female vets will visit war memorials, see monuments and attend banquets, according to Fox 35 Orlando. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I’d say probably the thing I’m most proud of is being Airborne. When I went, there were no women there, so it was really unusual, so I’m going to be wearing my Airborne hat," she concluded, per the report.
China to halve purchase tax for small-engine cars
Cars drive on the road during the morning rush hour in Beijing, China, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jason LeeSHANGHAI, May 31 (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday that it will halve a purchase tax for small-engine cars to boost auto sales. The tax cut will be applicable for purchases from June 1, 2022 through the end of the year. Nissan's Sylphy (7201.T), Volkswagen's Lavida and Great Wall Motor's Haval H6 (601633.SS) are among the best-selling models in the category that will benefit from the tax cut. ($1 = 6.6631 Chinese yuan)Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Zhang Yan, and Brenda Goh, editing by Ed Osmond and Sonali DesaiOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Shareholder Harris says Credit Suisse doesn't need equity rise
The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at its headquarters at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File PhotoLONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - Major Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) shareholder Harris Associates sees no need for the Swiss bank to raise fresh equity capital, it said on Tuesday after Reuters reported the bank was weighing options to shore up its balance sheet. read more"Given the strength of their balance sheet today, we agree with the company's statement that no new equity raise is necessary," David Herro of Harris Associates told Reuters. Harris Associates holds a stake of around 5.2%, according to the bank's website, making it the biggest shareholder. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Simon Jessop, Writing by Michael Shields, editing by Silke KoltrowitzOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Why we can expect more hacking of politicians’ phones
Activists against surveillance have called on governments to ban or at least heavily regulate spyware companies. And the United Nations’ human rights office called on governments last year to regulate the sale and use of spyware technologies. Macron reportedly replaced his phone and changed his phone number last year after his number was found on a list of 50,000 allegedly targeted by NSO clients using Pegasus. France is investigating the impact of Pegasus on government officials following last year’s allegations that Macron’s phone was infected with Pegasus spyware. And without an international agreement to halt the use of spyware, governments may try to out-compete the other through using the technology.
VIDEO: Amid the rise in anti-Asian hate, these pairs feel safer walking together
VIDEO: Amid the rise in anti-Asian hate, these pairs feel safer walking togetherNPR YouTubeIn response to an increase in violent attacks targeting people of Asian descent, some people across the U.S. have started regularly walking with loved ones out of concern for their safety. In Pasadena, Calif., 87-year-old Janet Setsuda recalls her childhood spent in a Japanese internment camp during a morning stroll with Kevin Holmes, a local volunteer chaperone who has developed a close friendship with Setsuda as a result of their many walks together. Less than 50 miles away, in Chino, Calif., college student Sophie Moline, fearing that her mother, Charisse, could be a target, accompanies her on a walk through their local park. And in New York City, community organizer Michelle Tran joins her mentee, high school freshman Tiffany Yuen, on her evening walk home — something they began doing more regularly after Tiffany was verbally harassed in Chinatown last year. This film follows the three pairs on their walks as they discuss the fears that have emerged (and in some cases, re-emerged) over the course of the pandemic, as well as the unexpected joys that this new practice of walking together has brought to their lives.
Cancer screenings like colonoscopies are supposed to be free. Hers cost $2,185
Cancer screenings like colonoscopies are supposed to be free. Typically, screening colonoscopies are scheduled every 10 years starting at age 45. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a nonpartisan group of medical experts, recommends regular colorectal cancer screening for average-risk people from ages 45 to 75. Someone whose cancer risk is above average may face higher bills and not be protected by the law, said Anna Howard, a policy principal at the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network. Billing from an anesthesiologist — who merely delivers a dose of sedative — can also become an issue in screening colonoscopies.
Neighboring florists step in to help provide flowers for Uvalde funerals
Neighboring florists step in to help provide flowers for Uvalde funeralsEnlarge this image toggle caption Pien Huang/NPR Pien Huang/NPRUVALDE, Texas — At The Flower Patch in Uvalde, Texas, a group of florists are volunteering to put together flower arrangements for funerals of the 19 children and two teachers killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School. Berger is one of many people who have come to help Baker, who said she's received help in form of donations and physical labor. Enlarge this image toggle caption Karen Zamora Karen ZamoraFarms and other shops have also donated their floral supplies, Baker said. Some of the florists chat as they work, and others deliver arrangements to the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary next door. Former Uvalde resident Leslie Garza, who is a florist based in San Antonio, drove down to help Baker as soon as she realized how many funerals there would be.
Owning an EV is mostly cheaper over time than a gas car, study shows
Part of the promise of electric cars is they’ll save their owners money. The argument is that electricity is significantly less expensive than gasoline. Electric vehicles also have fewer moving parts, necessitating fewer repairs over time. Does this logic hold up to real-world ownership? In many states, the answer is yes, a new study says.
SSAB, Alfa Laval to Develop Fossil-Free-Steel Heat Exchanger
By Dominic ChoppingSTOCKHOLM--Swedish steelmaker SSAB AB said Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Alfa Laval AB to collaborate on the development and commercialization of a heat exchanger made using fossil-free steel. The goal is to have the first unit ready in 2023, made with steel that uses new hydrogen-based technology with a much lower climate impact than conventionally-produced steel.
U.S. vs. China: The Race to Build Hypersonic Missiles
The U.S. and China are developing hypersonic missiles, hard-to-detect weapons that can reach at least five times the speed of sound. WSJ compares the missiles’ design differences as the race to test and deploy them changes the global balance of military power. Photo illustration: Sharon Shi
Anger, frustration, static noise and nerve pain: Here’s what it was like to take 5 minutes of dementia simulation training
One such training was called the Virtual Dementia Tour, a replication of the dementia experience for those of us with minds still intact. Having had, years earlier, a front-row seat to my mom’s dementia, I questioned how they could simulate this. The headset was feeding me a constant cacophony of background noise — radio announcer, static, other people’s conversations, a loudly ringing phone, a distant siren. “Can you repeat?” But the woman ignored her, took my arm, and led me into the hall, where she collected the glasses, headset, gloves, and torturous insoles. But it wasn’t till I felt dementia, experienced for five minutes confusion, helplessness, frustration, invisibility and pain, that I could truly empathize.
Sonic Workers Find An Absolute Nightmare Lurking Just Behind The Fry Machine
Sonic in Brunswick, Georgia (Photo: Google Maps)Sonic in Brunswick, Georgia (Photo: Google Maps)Workers at a Sonic location in Georgia fled the restaurant earlier this month when they found something unexpected behind the deep fryer ? and it wasn’t the remains of some old tots. Lt. Matthew Wilson of the Brunswick Police Department told the newspaper it was actually a 3.5-foot-long ball python, a nonvenomous constrictor snake. “I ended up catching it with a broom handle,” Wilson told the Daily News. Wilson, who has a ball python of his own, said the Sonic snake has a new home with a snake-loving friend. There was a holdup Saturday at the Sonic Drive-In, but not the type for which police are typically called.
Danica Patrick on removing her breast implants, being single: ‘When the right guy comes along, I'll know it’
Danica Patrick had her breast implants removed, and she couldn’t be more thankful. She’s been focusing on a passion project, a wine label named Somnium that's inspired by her love of Napa Valley. DANICA PATRICK CONFIRMS SPLIT FROM CARTER COMSTOCKPatrick spoke to Fox News Digital about her health journey, how she recovered and how she’s navigating single life. Danica Patrick got her breast implants in November 2014. If you put something in your body that’s not natural, your body is going to protect itself.
Ask Amy: How do I tell my son his grandfather won't see him?
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Harriette Cole: Maybe it was a mistake to dump all my friends
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Graveyard view, highway out back? For homebuyers, no problem
In an industry that touts “location, location, location,” real estate agent Anna Weller Beigelman had a listing that she worried might be a tough sell: Would buyers be interested in a house across the street from a cemetery? Get the latest Long Island real estate news Find out where to buy, what sold in your neighborhood and much more. “They’re going after them, disregarding things on their checklist.”A backyard that backs onto land that has a ramp leading to an expressway? The 3,000-square-foot house with a basement including a full bedroom and bath sold for $960,000 cash, above the $940,000 asking price. “There were a lot of offers,” Beigelman said, adding that house sold in about a week.
Former Normandie Inn building, rumored to be haunted, is torn down
A former Bohemia speakeasy building rumored to be haunted is now just a memory. The new building will be constructed to look similar to the gothic-styled Normandie Inn, Goldstein said. The Normandie Inn opened in the building in the early 1970s and operated for about 30 years. The new Jersey Mike’s restaurant will be a 3,447-square-foot building with 16 seats, she said. It will be Management 360’s seventh Jersey Mike's on Long Island.
48 amazing gifts for every type of dad
For the bookworm dad: Kindle PaperwhiteWhy give Dad one book when you could give him thousands? For the dad who thinks he's funny: Dad Jokes BookAh, the dad joke. That's why Dad needs a set of these insulated pint glasses. For the dad obsessed with getting the perfect shave: Electric razorA high-quality electric razor is a gift any dad who grooms himself will appreciate. For the high-tech dad: Amazon Echo ShowSmart assistants are still as popular as ever, but some seriously take up too much counter space.
13 cool tech gadgets sure to liven up your next backyard party
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Shop lawn and garden Father’s Day 2022 gifts for the dads who really love their backyard
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Japan to approve abortion pill – but partner’s consent will be required
Women in Japan could be forced to seek their partner’s consent before being prescribed the abortion pill, which will reportedly be approved late this year – three decades after it was made available to women in the UK. Under Japan’s 1948 Maternal Protection Law, consent is already required for surgical abortions – with very few exceptions – a policy that campaigners say tramples over women’s reproductive rights. Japan took 40 years to approve oral contraceptives, in 1999, according to Tsukahara, but only six months to approve the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Campaigners for safe abortion have warned that the abortion pill, which will not be covered by national health insurance, will be prohibitively expensive for many women. “The reality is that for some women, abortion is not possible for financial reasons,” Shirai said.
What unforgettable advice has dad given you? Tell us for Father's Day
What advice has your dad, grandpa, stepdad or father figure given you that you will never forget? Tell us your funny, poignant, practical and absurd tips from dad for publishing in The Community Forum on Father's Day. If your response is chosen for publication, we will want a photo of you and dear old dad so pick out a favorite one to send us. For now, fill out your response at the link below and we’ll be in touch if your response has been chosen for publication. Answers must be received by June 10 to be considered for publication.
Women should exercise in morning to burn fat or evening to build muscle, study recommends
But women trying to improve muscle strength in their upper body were better off saving their efforts for the evening - which was also found to improve their mood. Time of day made less difference to men, who saw strength boosted whether it was the morning or evening. All study participants improved their healthAll participants had their blood pressure and body fat tested over the course of the study, as well as their flexibility, strength and aerobic power at the start and end. All those who took part in the study improved their overall health and performance over the 12-week trial, no matter when they exercised. But he told the BBC that there may be "something else going on" which may mean the ideal time of day to exercise is different for women and men.
Andy Murray ‘angry’ about Texas school shooting
Britain’s two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has said the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, made him “angry” and that a survivor’s account of the incident was similar to his own experience in the 1996 Dunblane massacre in Scotland. An 18-year-old gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle stormed an elementary school in Texas last week, killing 19 children and two teachers. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Britain’s modern history. “I heard something on the radio the other day and it was a child from that school,” Murray told the BBC. How is that normal that children should be having to go through drills, in case someone comes into a school with a gun?”
I wanted to recreate my favourite childhood holiday – but my pre-teen daughter needed convincing
Stars prompt thoughtfulness, and by that ocean we discussed Important Things – the universe, the creation of the world, and how anyone could have preferred spam to lobster. Getting slightly lost in the vastness of the countryFrom Kouchibouguac, we headed across the province to the Bay of Fundy. When I spotted a couple of chaps on the roadside, I stopped to check the directions. Apparently, I needed to make a right turn at the next stop sign. When I asked how far it was to the stop sign, they said it was 80 miles.
Tui cancels quarter of flights from Manchester Airport
The holiday operator Tui is cancelling a quarter of its flights from Manchester Airport as half-term travel chaos mounts. The Telegraph has learnt that bosses at Tui took the decision to cut 43 flights a week in June following chaotic scenes at airports over the weekend. Manchester Airport is one of Tui’s biggest bases in the UK. Tui flights carry around 200 passengers each, meaning as many as 37,000 holidaymakers will be affected in June. A spokesman for Tui confirmed that it had taken the “incredibly difficult decision” to cancel 43 flights a week for the rest of June at Manchester, understood to be roughly a quarter of its services from one of Britain’s biggest airports.
Sidhu Moose Wala: Murdered India singer was hit by 24 bullets, says report
The attack took place a day after his security was trimmed by the state government and the murder has led to a political storm, sparking massive outrage from fans and opposition leaders. Punjab's Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has ordered an inquiry - led by a high court judge - into the incident.
Nepal plane crash: Officials recover black box from wreckage
More recently, three people died in a plane crash in April 2019 when the aircraft veered off the runway and hit a stationary helicopter at Lukla Airport - considered one of the most tricky runways to navigate due to its strong winds and high altitude of 2,845m (9,333ft).
Johnny Depp performs second night in UK as Amber Heard verdict looms
But Peter Schmidt, who came to London from Frankfurt specially for the concert, said he felt "duped" and described Mr Depp as an "embarrassment".
Ailing orca floundering in French river dies - Sea Shepherd
PARIS -A gravely sick orca which became separated from its pod and swam dozens of miles up the river Seine in France has died of natural causes, the campaign group Sea Shepherd said on Monday, after attempts to guide it back to sea failed. “We found him late this morning,” Lamya Essemlali, head of Sea Shepherd France, told Reuters. During an attempt on Saturday to lure the whale back out to sea with a drone emitting orca sounds, the animal behaved incoherently and emitted distress calls, local officials said. By Monday, it resembled nothing more than “a ghost of an orca”, Essemlali said, and it died before any attempt at euthanization could be made. The whale’s body will be moved to the shore of the river and an autopsy will be conducted, local officials said in a statement.
Hurricane Agatha lashes Mexico's southern coast
Hurricane Agatha lashes Mexico's southern coastTorrential rains and howling winds from Hurricane Agatha whipped palm trees and drove tourists and residents into shelters in a region that is sparsely populated except for a handful of small communities along the shore.
Analysis: Russians feel little economic pain now, long-term outlook darkens
By Jake CordellLONDON – For Oleg Kechin, owner of a chain of barbershops, forecasts that Russia will be plunged into its deepest economic crisis in a generation feel overdone. Economy Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said on Friday there was a “demand crisis” in business and consumer spending. The economy minister said manufacturers were re-establishing supply chains broken by sanctions and said 2,000 “backbone companies” could access preferential lending programmes. STIMULUSRussia has already dipped into its National Wealth Fund, which has about $110 billion of liquid assets, to support spending, which is up 22% this year, the economy minister said. The bank’s chief regional economist, Alina Slyusarchuk, said in a note that Russia’s potential long-term growth rate was now just 1%.
Hurricane Agatha hits Mexico's Oaxaca state with 105mph winds
A 105mph hurricane has become the strongest to ever make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific. Hurricane Agatha came ashore in southern Mexico's Oaxaca state on Monday afternoon, bringing torrential rain, stormy seas and forcing people into shelters. The category two hurricane lost power as it moved inland and by Monday night was reclassified as a tropical storm with winds of about 70mph. Image: This image shows Agatha off the coast of Oaxaca on Monday. Jeff Masters, meteorologist with Yale Climate Connections, said Agatha was the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the region in May.
COVID-hit Shanghai to end two-month lockdown on June 1
By Brenda Goh and Ryan WooSHANGHAI/BEIJING -Shanghai on Monday announced an end to its two-month long COVID-19 lockdown, allowing the vast majority of people in China’s largest city to leave their homes and drive their cars from Wednesday. QUESTIONSREMAINThe city-wide lockdown has fueled public anger and rare protests, as well as pummelled supply chains and China’s economy. On Sunday, Shanghai announced it was removing restrictions on business reopenings, but gave no indication at that time on how it would lift other lockdown measures. “Shanghai suffered a huge setback and lost its shine during the two months of stringent lockdown measures. Shanghai reported fewer than 100 new COVID cases for May 29, while Beijing recorded 12.
French minister: British citizens among those arrested over Champions League trouble
PARIS – British citizens were among those arrested after crowd trouble broke out at last weekend’s Champions League soccer final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, said France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Monday. Darmanin said that out of the 29 or 30 or so people arrested at Paris’ Stade de France last Saturday, “more than a half concerned British citizens.” He added there had been an “industrial-scale” level of selling fake tickets, which in turn had caused Liverpool fans to turn up en masse without valid tickets. France’s sports minister said on Monday that Liverpool fans without valid tickets were responsible for the initial crowd problems at the Champions League final, with the problem then exacerbated by local youths trying to force their way in to the game. [L1N2XM09H]Liverpool Chief Executive Billy Hogan said the club wanted a “transparent investigation” by governing body UEFA. Britain’s minister for sport, Nadine Dorries, also urged UEFA to investigate.
Unlikely monkeypox outbreak will lead to pandemic, says WHO
By Natalie GroverLONDON -The World Health Organization (WHO) does not believe the monkeypox outbreak outside Africa will lead to a pandemic, an official said on Monday, adding it remains unclear if infected people who are not displaying symptoms can transmit the disease. The WHO is considering whether the outbreak should be assessed as a “potential public health emergency of international concern” or PHEIC. Asked whether this monkeypox outbreak has the potential to grow into a pandemic, Rosamund Lewis, technical lead for monkeypox from the WHO Health Emergencies Programme said: “We don’t know but we don’t think so.”“At the moment, we are not concerned of a global pandemic,” she added. The strain of virus implicated in the outbreak is understood to kill a small fraction of those infected, but no deaths have been reported so far. Scientists are therefore looking into what might explain this unusual upsurge of cases, while public health authorities suspect there is some degree of community transmission.
Germany cuts red tape to issue visas for Russian govt critics
BERLIN – Germany will make it faster and easier for critics of the Russian government to come and live in the country based on newly agreed criteria, an interior ministry spokesperson said. Human rights activists, employees of NGOs and civil society groups with a connection to Germany and journalists and researchers who have taken a stance against the war in Ukraine are among those who qualify to stay in the longer term, said the spokesperson on Monday at a regular government news conference. The spokesperson added that there was no reliable way to predict how many people this measure would affect. The move aims to remove some of the red tape involved in Germany’s visa process and guarantee a longer stay than the 90 days allowed under the Schengen tourist visa.
In Bolivia's silver mountain, artisanal miners turn to coca and the devil
Work is so fraught that many miners drink straight ethanol before going inside the tunnels, Reuters witnessed. “It’s impossible to work without coca in the mine because of the toxic gases,” said Miguel Angel Delgadillo, who has worked in Cerro Rico for 25 years. “Once he goes in… he believes in the devil.”DEADLYHISTORYThe pyramid-shaped hill of Cerro Rico, which overlooks the city of Potosi, is revered by Bolivians. But Cerro Rico has a dark history. “Clearly we have to take care of (Cerro Rico),” said Severino Limachi, a miner there for 20 years.
Suspected Islamist militants kill 15 in east Congo village
BENI – Suspected Islamist militants killed 15 civilians in an attack on a village in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, a human rights group and local official said on Monday. Bulango is around 40 km east of the city of Beni in the Ruenzori district. The attackers killed 15 people and set fire to six vehicles, Ricardo Rupande, president of the Ruenzori Sector Civil Society group, said. They killed 15 of our brothers and sisters,” said Bulango resident Kambele Meza Milan. But attacks have continued unabated as ADF fighters have targeted civilians in retaliation for the military campaigns.
Russia's Medvedev calls Biden announcement on Ukraine rocket systems 'rational'
– Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that Washington’s decision not to send Ukraine rocket systems that could reach into Russia was ‘rational’. President Joe Biden said on Monday that the United States will not send Ukraine rocket systems that can reach into Russia, after it was reported Washington was preparing to send advanced long-range rocket systems to Kyiv.
Around 100 killed in clashes between Chad artisanal gold miners last week - govt
N’DJAMENA – Around 100 people were killed in clashes between artisanal gold miners in north Chad on May 23 and May 24, Defence Minister Daoud Yaya Brahim said on Monday. The violence broke out during the night at an informal gold mining site in the mountainous Kouri Bougoudi district, near the border with Libya. Chad’s government sent a fact-finding mission to the site on May 25 to assess the unrest and restore calm, saying at the time that human lives were lost and several people injured without giving numbers. “The death toll we established after our mission on the ground reaches around 100 dead,” Brahim told Reuters. All informal mining operations have been suspended and we have proceeded to evacuate people from the site, he added.
Japan set for scorching summer with above-average temperatures predicted
Summer in Japan will be hotter than usual, according to the Meteorological Agency’s three-month forecast. The average temperature nationwide from June to August is expected to be higher than normal, with a 50% probability of above-normal temperatures forecast for northern and eastern Japan, the weather agency said in its latest forecast published last week.
India to provide scholarships, counselling to those orphaned by COVID-19
MUMBAI – India’s federal government will provide educational scholarships, mental health counselling and health insurance to children who have been orphaned by the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. “For those who have lost a loved one to coronavirus, the change it has brought to their lives is so difficult,” Modi said during an online event as he announced government benefits for minor children who have lost both parents to COVID-19. More than 524,000 people have died since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in India, according to official estimates, most of them during its devastating second wave last year, when hospitals ran out of oxygen and beds and millions fell sick. During the second wave in 2021, many children were left without a carer https://www.reuters.com/world/india/pleas-help-india-covid-19-leaves-children-without-carers-2021-05-06 because both parents were ill and hospitalised with COVID-19, raising alarm bells among activists and government officials. ($1 = 77.5218 Indian rupees)
Shanghai declares lockdown end from June 1 after two months
By Brenda Goh and Ryan WooSHANGHAI/BEIJING -Shanghai on Monday announced an end to its two-month long COVID-19 lockdown, allowing people in virus-free areas of China’s largest city to leave their homes and drive their cars. Some residents greeted the news with disbelief, reflecting on how what was originally supposed to be a lockdown lasting just under five days for most became a longer ordeal. Residents have heavily criticised the city government over its communication during much of the lockdown. On Sunday, Shanghai announced it was removing restrictions on business reopenings, but gave no indication at that time on how it would lift other lockdown measures. Shanghai reported fewer than 100 new COVID cases for May 29, while Beijing recorded 12.
Armenian police clash with anti-government protesters in Yerevan
– Armenian police clashed with protesters in Yerevan on Monday amid a wave of demonstrations against the prime minister that has seen thousands of people block government buildings, close roads and shut down the metro system. Police said a group of people outside a government building had clashed with police officers and called for protesters to obey the law. “We once again urge you to show exclusively lawful behaviour during public actions, to obey the lawful demands of the police officers”, the police said in a statement. Pressure against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has increased since he moved closer to normalising relations with Azerbaijan, which defeated Armenia in a six-week war in 2020. The war, which centred around the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, ended with a Russia-brokered peace deal that led to a significant loss of territory for Armenia.
Jamie Joseph: Japan 'clearly behind' in Rugby World Cup preparations
The pandemic has stunted Japan’s rugby development and the 2019 quarterfinalist is now “clearly behind” in its preparations for next year’s World Cup, head coach Jamie Joseph warned on Tuesday. Japan played no games in 2020 because of coronavirus restrictions, denying the Brave Blossoms a chance to build on their historic run to the last eight in the previous year’s World Cup on home soil. They managed seven matches in 2021 but Joseph fears his team has lost ground against the world’s best as it looks towards next year’s World Cup in France. “One of the biggest challenges that I’ve faced since the World Cup in 2019, like a lot of other people around the world in sporting teams, is the pandemic,” said former All Black Joseph, announcing his squad for four home test matches against Uruguay and France. The development squad will face a team of Japan-based Tongan players in a charity match in Tokyo on June 11.
When will Kishida fully open Japan to foreign nationals?
Japan is relaxing its border policies, and the good news is that they will be allowing more foreign nationals — including tourists — to enter the country. The bad news is that it is limited. Japan will only allow 20,000 entrants per day, with special considerations granted to visitors from just four countries and tourists limited to those signed up with Japan’s big tourism companies’ packaged trips.
Government bans technical intern program intermediary after abuse of foreign trainee
The government on Tuesday revoked the permit of an intermediate organization that introduces foreign nationals on the Technical Intern Training Program to host companies, after the intermediary failed to prevent physical abuse of a Vietnamese man by his Japanese coworkers at a construction firm. The organization, Okayama Sangyo Gijutsu Kyodo Kumiai in Okayama Prefecture, was prohibited from introducing foreign trainees to companies for five years under an administrative reprimand issued by the justice and labor ministries.
Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo to assume esteemed family stage name of Danjuro
Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo will assume his family’s prestigious and centuries-old stage name of Danjuro in November, following a two-year delay due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, Shochiku Co., a producer of Kabuki performances, said Tuesday. Ebizo, a prominent figure in the Kabuki world who is also known for his work on television and in movies, will now be called Ichikawa Danjuro Hakuen. The 44-year-old said in a statement that he bears the “heavy responsibility” of taking on such a “big name” in Kabuki.
Global geopolitical divisions widen, deepen and accelerate
In foreign policy, like physics, every action generates an opposite reaction. The challenge is figuring out what triggered what, what is cause and what is effect. That is the debate that we’re having over Ukraine and it is accelerating in this part of the world as well.
Doctor's warn women to stop peeing in the shower NOW
Dr Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas, who is a Boston-based pelvic floor therapist, agreed with Dr Irwin, detailing the dangerous side effects that can come from peeing while standing under a running stream of water. Dr Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas took to TikTok to explain to her 465,000 followers that people should stop peeing in the showerWithout a strong pelvic floor, this 'could potentially lead to some leak issues when you hear running water outside of the shower,' she added. 'So try to pee before you ever turn on the shower water and if you get the urge to pee while you're in there try to ignore it,' Dr Jeffrey-Thomas recommended. 'Ideally, you should not be getting up at night,' Dr Jeffrey-Thomas explained. 'You have your elbows on your knees and you lean forward as if you are reading a newspaper on the floor.
Final rehearsal held for Queen's Platinum Jubilee pageant in London
AdvertisementThe Gold State Coach was seen on the streets of London for the first time in 20 years today as members of the Armed Forces carried out a final rehearsal for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant early this morning. Troops of the Household Cavalry on The Mall today during an early morning rehearsal for Sunday's PageantMounted troops pass the Palace of Westminster today during a rehearsal for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee pageantTroops march on The Mall today during an early morning rehearsal today for Sunday's Platinum Jubilee PageantA military bandsman plays the bagpipes during a rehearsal this morning for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee pageantThe Gold State Coach passes the Houses of Parliament during an early morning rehearsal in London todayMounted troops form up this morning as they prepare to take part in a rehearsal for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee pageantSoldiers march during a rehearsal for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee pageant which took place in London this morningTroops march on The Mall today during an early morning rehearsal today for the Sunday's Platinum Jubilee PageantThe Gold State coach in London today during an early morning rehearsal for Sunday's Platinum Jubilee PageantRoyal Air Force personnel march during a rehearsal this morning for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee pageantTroops of the Household Cavalry on The Mall today during an early morning rehearsal for the Platinum Jubilee PageantThe Gold State Coach is seen during an early morning rehearsal ahead of Sunday's Platinum Jubilee PageantTroops of the Household Cavalry on The Mall today during an early morning rehearsal for the Platinum Jubilee PageantClose to 200 national treasures will take to the stage to serenade the Queen by singing the national anthem at the grand finale of the Platinum Jubilee festivities. ** What are you doing to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee? Epsom Derby (from 4pm)The Queen is no longer planning to attend the Epsom Derby during her Platinum Jubilee weekend. Jub
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will 'keep it simple' for Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations
AdvertisementPrince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to 'keep it simple' during their visit to England for the Platinum Jubilee weekend and avoid carrying out any of their own engagements, sources claimed today. Princess Eugenie pictured with her husband Jack Brooksbank Harry and Meghan are to return to the UK for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and are expected to stay at Frogmore Cottage. All members of the Royal Family are expected to attend as many of the official celebrations in the capital as possible. ** What are you doing to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee? Epsom Derby (from 4pm)The Queen is no longer planning to attend the Epsom Derby during her Platinum Jubilee weekend.
Mexico scrambles to clear mudslides after Hurricane Agatha slammed into land at 105mph
AdvertisementAuthorities in Mexico worked overnight into Tuesday to clear highways blocked by mudslides and flooding along the southern coast as Hurricane Agatha barrelled down on the country, bringing record-breaking 150mph winds and torrential rains. 'Agatha will produce heavy rains over portions of southern Mexico through Tuesday night,' as well as 'life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.' A person walks through a flooded street in the municipality of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, on MondayA man drives his tuk-tuk through a flooded street in the municipality of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, on MondayWaves driven by Hurricane Agatha pound the beaches of Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Waves had intensified a day before the hurricane made landfallPalm trees whip in the wind as Hurricane Agatha strikes Huatulco, Mexico, on Monday. The town ordered the closure of all its beaches for the stormA beach in Huatulco, Mexico, as Hurricane Agatha makes landfall on Monday.
INAIL reports 254,000 workplace accidents in 4 mts, 261 deaths - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - Labour-accidents-and-illness-insurance agency INAIL said Tuesday that it received 254,493 reports of workplace accidents in Italy in the first four months of 2022, an increase of 48.1% with respect to the same period last year. It said 261 of those accidents were fatal, a drop of 14.7% compared to the same period in 2021. The agency said it registered 19,287 cases of illness stemming from professional situations, a rise of 3.5%. INAIL stressed that the figures were provisional.
Hyundai Oilbank to transition into eco-friendly energy company through new projects
Hyundai Oilbank seeks to become an eco-friendly energy company through two new projects on emission reduction technology that can be applied across the energy system.The Korean oil company said Tuesday it has been working with DL E&C on two carbon capture and utilization projects to produce construction materials such as cement and concrete with desulfurized gypsum and carbon.Hyundai Oilbank is also working with Taekyung Industry, a company responsible for 30 percent of the high purity calcium carbonate market, to produce precipitated calcium carbonate by reacting the quicklime materials from desulfurized gypsum with carbon.The refiner will produce 100 metric tons of the test material and commercialize it after checking the market’s response to the eco-friendly material.It aims to build a factory to manufacture 170,000 tons of high purity precipitated calcium carbonate a year and 150,000 tons of anhydrous gypsum, a construction material, with 250,000 tons of desulfurized gypsum.The company targets overseas markets, as the domestic precipitated calcium carbonate market size is only limited to 150,000 tons per year.Through these two projects, Hyundai Oilbank expects to recycle 500,000 tons of desulfurized gypsum a year and reduce 100,000 tons of carbon emissions.By Hong Yoo ( yoohong@heraldcorp.com
S. Korea sends largest-scale naval fleet to US-led exercise
(Yonhap)South Korea has dispatched the largest-scale naval fleet and a brigadier general to the US-led multinational maritime exercise to be held in and around the Hawaiian Islands next month. This year marks South Korea’s 17th participation in the RIMPAC exercise since 1990. The US Navy-led multinational maritime exercise is scheduled to be conducted in waters off Hawaii for 37 days from June 29 to Aug. 4. South Korea also sent a one-star Navy official to the exercise for the first time since 1990. RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise and began in 1971 with the founding nations comprising Australia, Canada and the US.
Pandemic leaves Japan 'clearly behind' for Rugby World Cup: coach
Japan rugby head coach Jamie Joseph says his team have fallen behind due to the pandemicTokyo (AFP) – The pandemic has stunted Japan's rugby development and the 2019 quarter-finalists are now "clearly behind" in their preparations for next year's World Cup, head coach Jamie Joseph warned on Tuesday. Advertising Read moreJapan played no games in 2020 because of coronavirus restrictions, denying them the chance to build on their historic run to the last eight in the previous year's World Cup on home soil. They managed seven matches in 2021 but Joseph fears his team have lost ground against the world's best, as they look towards next year's World Cup in France. "The first year we had no rugby, last year we played seven games, and so we are clearly behind in terms of our development." Japan have been drawn in a World Cup group with England and Argentina, both of whom have seen regular action in the Six Nations and Rugby Championship throughout the pandemic.
Survival, hope and desperation in Ukraine's war of attrition
The 71-year-old's remaining neighbours -- too poor or sick to flee -- came from older generations that had halcyon memories of an orderly Soviet life. And the town itself was almost equidistant from one front, where Ukraine's outgunned forces were pushing back the Russians near Kharkiv, and another, where they were retreating near Severodonetsk. Capturing ruinsRussia's invasion has turned into a war of attrition that has seen very little ground change hands -- but a whole lot of it get destroyed. Severodonetsk's more intact coal mining neighbour Lysychansk represents Ukraine's last pocket of control in the smaller of the two regions comprising the Donbas war zone. Analysts think Russia's halting gains and the eventual supply of bigger Western guns might mean time is on Ukraine's side.
War in Ukraine: Latest developments
Russian forces have taken partial control of the eastern city of Severodonetsk, the easternmost city that was still held by UkraineKyiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Here are the latest developments in the war in Ukraine:Advertising Read more-EU agrees ban on most Russian oil -EU leaders agree to ban most Russian oil imports, after reaching a deal with Hungary that allows it to keep receiving Russian crude. European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen says the accord will cut around 90 percent of the EU's Russian oil imports by the end of the year. Capturing Severodonetsk would give Russia de-facto control over Lugansk, one of two eastern regions which Moscow has vowed to "liberate". Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff is the eighth journalist killed while covering the war, according to a count by the Reporters without Borders NGO and AFP. Danish energy company Orsted warns Russia could cut gas supplies to Denmark after it also refused to pay in rubles.
As Shanghai reopens, what Day 1 without stringent Covid-19 prevention measures will look like
Workers dismantle barriers in a residential area of Shanghai on Tuesday, as the city prepares to end its two-month lockdown on June 1. Photo: Reuters
US’ China strategy a path to confrontation, Beijing warns
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused Washington of disrupting peace in the Taiwan Strait. Photo: Reuters
Denmark holds referendum on EU defense amid Ukraine war
Voters on Wednesday will decide whether to abandon their country's 30-year-old opt-out from the bloc's common defense policy. Danish voters on Wednesday will decide whether to abandon their country's 30-year-old opt-out from the bloc's common defense policy. Danish voters on Wednesday will decide whether to abandon their country's 30-year-old opt-out from the bloc's common defense policy. Voters on Wednesday will decide whether to abandon their country's 30-year-old opt-out from the bloc's common defense policy. (Claus Bech/ Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)There is widespread support for dropping the defense opt-out decision in Parliament.
Heddy Honigmann, Whose Films Told of Loss and Love, Dies at 70
She was 70. Her sister, Jannet Honigmann, who confirmed the death, said Ms. Honigmann had been ill with cancer and multiple sclerosis. In the economic chaos of Peru in the 1990s, when the government nearly bankrupted the country and inflation soared, many middle-class people began moonlighting as taxi drivers, slapping a “Taxi” sticker on their Volkswagen Beetles or battered Nissans to signal that they were on call. Ms. Honigmann collected their histories in the 1995 film “Metal and Melancholy,” riding in the back seat of more than a dozen cabs whose drivers included a teacher, a police officer, an actor and an employee at the Ministry of Justice. She took more than 120 taxi rides to find her subjects.
Storm Damages as Many as 100 Homes in Minnesota
A possible tornado struck Forada, a city of about 160 residents in central Minnesota, on Monday, downing power lines and damaging as many as 100 homes, a county official said. Julie Anderson, the director of emergency management for Douglas County, Minn., said there were no immediate reports of significant injuries or deaths in Forada, about 135 miles northwest of Minneapolis. She said that rescuers went door to door to check on residents as utility crews cleared downed power lines and ensured that the lines were deactivated for safety. She said the damage was limited to part of Forada and “wasn’t widespread.”Speaking to KARE-TV from one hard-hit street, Stephen VanLuik, Forada’s fire chief, expressed amazement at the damage.
1 Climber Dead, 2 Others Injured in Avalanche at Rocky Mountain National Park
A man was found dead Sunday night after a rockfall and avalanche at Rocky Mountain National Park1 Climber Dead, 2 Others Injured in Avalanche at Rocky Mountain National ParkCOLORADO, UNITED STATES - 2016/07/17: Entrance sign for Rocky Mountain National Park. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)COLORADO, UNITED STATES - 2016/07/17: Entrance sign for Rocky Mountain National Park. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)A climber is dead after a rockfall and avalanche occurred at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado on Sunday. "Rocky Mountain Rescue assisted with the helicopter hoist operations," the NPS said in a statement. "Several agencies assisted Rocky Mountain National Park's Search and Rescue team with this operation including Colorado Search and Rescue Association, Flight for Life, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Front Range Rescue Dogs, Colorado National Guard, and Med Evac," they continued.
$2 Million Tabernacle Is Stolen from a Brooklyn Church in a 'Heinous Act of Disrespect'
"To know that a burglar entered the most sacred space of our beautiful Church and took great pains to cut into a security system is a heinous act of disrespect," said Father Frank Tumino of the crime$2 Million Tabernacle Is Stolen from a Brooklyn Church in a 'Heinous Act of Disrespect'The New York City Police Department is looking for the person who stole a $2 million tabernacle from the altar of a Brooklyn Catholic Church. $2 Million Tabernacle Is Stolen From a Brooklyn Church, Police Say. Credit: DeSales Media Group. $2 Million Tabernacle Is Stolen From a Brooklyn Church, Police Say. Credit: DeSales Media GroupThe NYPD confirmed to PEOPLE that the Tabernacle is pure 18-karat gold, and also featured jewels.
Michigan Mother and Her 3 Young Children Shot Dead, Surviving Daughter Says She's in 'Total Shock'
It is nighttime, emergency lights of police cars flashing blue, red and white in the backgroundAccident or crime scene cordon tape, police line do not cross. When they arrived on the scene, officers discovered three children – all under the age of 10 – and their mother dead. "The three young siblings have been identified as 6-year-old Katelynn Gillard, 4-year-old Ronald Gillard and 3-year-old Joshua Gillard," Mecosta County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a release Monday. "To have something so tragic happen in your community, it's very heartbreaking," Sheriff Miller told MLive on Saturday. I can tell you they took it very hard," Sheriff Miller added via the Associated Press.
Save Up to 60% on Fashion in the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale — Shop Now
That’s right — the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale has made its return, and this might be its best showing yet! This limited-time sale is just amazing, featuring deals up to 60% off on women’s fashion, including top global brands and in-house faves. We’ll start you off with our top fave:Our Absolute Favorite: We’re sorry, but is it even allowed for shoes to be this cute? LeggingsOur Absolute Favorite: It’s rare for Us to leave a Nordstrom sale without a new pair of Zella leggings. LoungewearOur Absolute Favorite: We would love to just cozy up in this Sweaty Betty sweatshirt and nap for hours.
This Babydoll Dress Is Giving a Whole New Meaning to Chic
Get the KIRUNDO Babydoll Swiss Dot Mini Dress for just $37 at Amazon! This is a babydoll dress, meaning it has a high, empire waistline and a very loose and flowy fit throughout, the hem hitting above the knees. This dress has a V-neckline, cuffed short sleeves and a Swiss dot pattern all over, each dot raised to add some fun texture, both visually and physically. Get the KIRUNDO Babydoll Swiss Dot Mini Dress for just $37 at Amazon! Get the KIRUNDO Babydoll Swiss Dot Mini Dress for just $37 at Amazon!
These $33 Sandals Look Like They Could Be 100% Designer
Braided Chunky Heel Sandals for just $33 at Amazon! These sandals are made with a PU leather, so they look sleek and expensive but are still vegan-friendly. Braided Chunky Heel Sandals for just $33 at Amazon! Speaking of getting dressed up, let’s talk through a few outfits you can create with these sandals as your base. Braided Chunky Heel Sandals for just $33 at Amazon!
Pores: Unclogged! This $12 Silver Powder Is Actually Amazing
Get the Mario Badescu Silver Powder for just $12 at Amazon! This is another incredible skincare innovation from Mario Badescu, the maker of the beloved, celebrity-favorite facial sprays and drying lotion. Get the Mario Badescu Silver Powder for just $12 at Amazon! This Silver Powder is vegan and cruelty-free, and it contains no parabens or oils. Get the Mario Badescu Silver Powder for just $12 at Amazon!
Gabe Kapler Says He Will Pause National Anthem Protest for Memorial Day
Giants manager Gabe Kapler said he will stand when the national anthem is played on Memorial Day when his team takes on the Phillies, temporarily pausing his protest that began following last week’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Today, I'll be standing for the anthem," Kapler said Monday on his blog. However, he said Sunday that he was considering suspending his protest in light of Monday being Memorial Day. “I’m very comfortable taking it day by day,” Kapler said Sunday of his protest, per AP. “I find it to be one that deserves special attention.”Kapler also revealed on his blog that he plans to make two donations on Memorial Day.
Katie Meyer’s Family Creates Movement to Implement Change in University System
Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. The family of Stanford goalkeeper Katie Meyer, who died by suicide in early March at the age of 22, has started a “movement for change in our University system” in her honor. The Change.org campaign has already garnered over 1,100 signatures at the time of this publication. Katie’s Save is the latest effort dedicated in tribute to Meyer, who won a national championship with Stanford in 2019. To learn more about Katie’s Save and its mission, click here.
Jinkx Monsoon won't say water off duck's back on Drag Race All Stars 7
DRAG-RACE-ALL-STARS_C RuPaul's Drag Race type TV Show network genre RealityFor RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7 queen Jinkx Monsoon, it's famously water off a duck's back — until it isn't, that is. JINKX MONSOON: My friends and my loved ones want me to find a way to channel that anxiety into confidence so I can do well without outing myself through so much rigmarole and chaos and torture. Vanna White and Jinkx Monsoon on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7' Vanna White and Jinkx Monsoon wear the same look on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7' | Credit: Paramount+/World of WonderMonét and Trinity then asked you to join their alliance, which you declined. Trinity The Tuck and Monét X Change attempt to bring Jinkx Monsoon into their 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7' alliance Trinity The Tuck and Monét X Change attempt to bring Jinkx Monsoon into their 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7' alliance | Credit: World of Wonder/Paramount+I've also noticed that you haven't said "water off a duck's back" this season. Subscribe to EW's BINGE podcast for full recaps of RuPaul's Drag Race, including weekly All Stars 7 recaps and reactions with the cast, special guests, and more.
Ivanka and Jared Can’t Escape Neighbor Drama
Ivanka Trump is seen taking a walk with husband Jared Kushner and their children on June 12, 2021, in Miami, Florida. After Trump failed to prolong his presidency through extralegal means, Jared and Ivanka decided to leave Washington. And it seems the couple haven’t escaped neighbor drama — though this time, they might not be the real source of the problem. … “You’re standing right next to the sign,” the neighbor told Ivanka. Jared and Ivanka have done plenty that warrants legitimate criticism, from flouting various ethical rules to enabling the Trump administration’s terrible policies.
Why William and Kate will miss Lilibet's first birthday with the Queen
What's more, it's thought that Lilibet's birthday on 4th June will also coincide with her first meeting with great-grandmother the Queen (who she's named after), making the day even more special. However, it looks like there will be some members of the Royal Family missing from Lilibet's birthday celebrations/her and the Queen's first meeting - as William and Kate are set to be absent. William and Kate, on the other hand, are set to head to Wales, meeting performers and crew taking part in the Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert in the grounds of Cardiff Castle. Due to their prior engagement, it looks as though the Cambridges will be missing out on Lilibet's birthday celebrations and her first intro to the Queen - unless they travel back to Windsor in the evening, that is. Here's hoping William and Kate will be able to see little Lili and Archie very soon!
‘We Own This City’ Miniseries, Episode 6 Recap: ‘Part Six’
Change is promised and not delivered, but surrender is not an option, despite The Onion declaring drugs to be the winner of the drug war about 25 years ago. What does a good person do when they’re searching for justice in a fundamentally unjust situation, whether it’s the drug war or the war in Iraq or segregated housing in Yonkers? (Which becomes even more insidious when Jenkins leaves it out of his guilty plea after Suiter dies and cannot defend himself.) He tells the FBI, “I’m one of the most talked-about, most celebrated officers in the history of this city. For a plainclothes task force with no accountability and endless opportunities for criminal mischief, We Own This City argues that it’s almost inevitable.
The Mona Lisa Was Literally All Caked Up With Nowhere to Go
Per the Associated Press, a man threw cake at the glass surrounding the Mona Lisa on Sunday, May 29. The 36-year-old culprit entered the Louvre Museum while apparently disguised as an elderly woman in a wheelchair. “Think of the Earth!” he reportedly said after launching his patisserie projectile at the iconic Renaissance painting. An investigation into to the damage of cultural artifacts has been opened, although the Mona Lisa itself wasn’t damaged. Still, we’re sure it was distressing for any museumgoers to have their view temporarily obstructed by splatters of cream.
Karlovy Vary Film Festival Lineup Features 27 World Premieres, Three International Premieres
Thirty-three films comprise the eclectic lineup for the 56th Karlovy Vary Intl. The selection includes 27 world premieres, three international premieres, and three European premieres, covering five continents. “Borders of Love” Courtesy of Karlovy Vary Film Festival“Hranice lásky” (“Borders of Love”)Director: Tomasz Wi?skiCzech Republic, Poland, world premiereAfter years together, Petr and Hana share their unspoken erotic fantasies. “Piety” Courtesy of Karlovy Vary Film Festival“La pietà” (“Piety”)Director: Eduardo CasanovaSpain, Argentina, world premiereMateo lives with his mother Libertad in a rose-tinted world: a microcosm that has precisely two inhabitants, mother and son. In 1994, she and Bartošká took over at the helm of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and she went on to play an important role in saving the festival and transforming it into an internationally acclaimed survey of film.
Apple Doesn’t Hold a Memorial Day Sale — Here’s How to Get its Tech for Cheap
If you know where to shop, you’ll never have to pay full price for a MacBook, AirPods, iPad, or Apple Watch again. What Are the Best Apple Memorial Day Deals? While Apple.com doesn’t do a Memorial Day sale, you can find a number of Apple Memorial Day deals on Amazon. Buy: AirPods Pro at $179.99The Best Memorial Day MacBook DealsAppleApple’s 13-Inch MacBook Pro was the first of its laptops to make use of its custom-built M1 chip. Typically $179, the Apple TV 4K is available for $149.99 if you shop right now — a $30 discount for Memorial Day.
AP Top Stories May 31 A
AP Top Stories May 31 AHere's the latest for Tuesday May 31st: Russian troops advance in eastern Ukraine city; Biden and Fed chair to discuss inflation; Funeral visitations in Uvalde, Texas; Chemical fire in Omaha.
‘Irreplaceable’ $2 million gold tabernacle stolen from Brooklyn church
AdvertisementWhen he entered the church, he came across the destruction, finding the Eucharist — commonly unleavened bread or wafers — strewn about the altar. Statues of angels on either side of the tabernacle were “decapitated and destroyed,” as well, the diocese said. Tumino speculated that multiple people were involved in the heist, considering the immense weight of the tabernacle. Although police said the tabernacle was solid gold, Father Robert Whelan said in a 2013 program about the church that it was solid silver coated in 18-karat gold. Whelan said in the program that it was “probably the most elaborate tabernacle in the country.”Jaclyn Peiser contributed to this report.
From alcohol to expensive hotels, here are 5 things Jim Cramer refuses to spend money on
Here's a look at five things Jim Cramer refuses to spend money on. Alcohol when dining outBecause liquor is usually marked up 20% to 30% at restaurants, Cramer avoids buying drinks when dining out. "I will not spend money on liquor," he says. But he has since changed his mind, and no longer recommends tobacco stocks on his show. Expensive hotels that you only sleep inTo Cramer, it's a waste to spend a lot of money on hotels during trips when you're mostly out sightseeing.
A 'platinum pudding' fit for the queen: How the U.K. found its official jubilee dessert
And proof that this jubilee will be a very British combination of old and new lies in the layers of Jemma Melvin’s “platinum pudding,” which bested almost 5,000 rivals in a special bake-off to find an official dessert to mark the occasion. While contents of a trifle can vary, the layered dessert is traditionally made with sponge fingers soaked in sherry or another fortified wine. “But then when we had the trifle in front of us, I think everyone got goose bumps because it’s such a traditional British dish. Jemma Melvin’s “platinum pudding." I think you call it a ‘potluck’ in America.”As for her trifle, Melvin said, “I just want everyone to make it and if people make it around the world then that is amazing.”
UK cancels P&O Ferries contract over job cuts
Two workers stand in an entrance of the P&O Ferry ‘Pride of Kent’ while moored in the Port of Dover, in Dover, Britain, April 27, 2022. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - Britain says it has cancelled a contract with P&O Ferries "with immediate effect" in its latest action against the DP World-owned company following its decision to axe hundreds of staff earlier this year. loadingTransport minister Grant Shapps has since set out plans to introduce legislation to ensure ferry operators using British ports pay the national minimum wage, while a criminal investigation into P&O Ferries' move has been launched. P&O Ferries, which has a fleet of more than 20 ships and operates over 30,000 sailings a year, did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for a comment on the contract termination. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Muvija M and Farouq Suleiman; editing by Michael HoldenOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
'Angry' Murray likens Texas school shooting survivor's experience to his own
REUTERS/Marco BelloMay 31 (Reuters) - Britain's two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas made him "angry", adding that a survivor's account of the incident was similar to his own experience in the 1996 Dunblane massacre in Scotland. An 18-year-old gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle stormed an elementary school in Texas last week, killing 19 children and two teachers. Murray grew up in Dunblane and was a student at the town's local elementary school when a gunman killed 16 pupils and a teacher before killing himself. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Britain's modern history. "I heard something on the radio the other day and it was a child from that school," Murray told the BBC.
Philippines complains of Chinese fishing ban and 'harassment' at sea
MANILA, May 31 (Reuters) - The Philippines on Tuesday said it had filed a diplomatic protest with China for unilaterally declaring a South China Sea fishing ban, and complained also of harassment and violations of its jurisdiction by Beijing's coast guard. The foreign ministry in a statement accused the Chinese vessels of disrupting a joint marine scientific research mission as well as energy exploration activities at two sites in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ). In another statement, it denounced China's imposition of a fishing moratorium aimed at regenerating fish stocks, an annual ban that includes waters inside the EEZs of Vietnam and the Philippines. The foreign ministry said the coast guard's actions were "not consistent with innocent passage and are clear violations of the Philippine maritime jurisdiction." read moreThat followed a conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping during which he said he would elevate bilateral ties to a new level.
BT and Ericsson join forces to build 5G private networks
REUTERS/Simon DawsonLONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - Telecoms company BT (BT.L) and Ericsson (ERICb.ST) have struck a multi-million pound partnership to offer private 5G networks to businesses across Britain, enabling them to deploy Internet of Things and other technologies quickly and securely. Private 5G networks mirror public 5G, but connectivity is limited to a group of devices in a dedicated space, such as a factory, a port or a campus, where 5G's security and ultra-low latency can be fully utilised in additional services. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterThe partners have already worked together on several major projects incorporating private 5G networks, including Belfast Harbour in Northern Ireland. They have installed a 5G private network across 35 acres of operational port, driving operational efficiencies and optimising processes across transport, logistics, supply chain and shipping, he said. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Paul SandleOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Fighting For Survival in the Shadow of Covid-19
Health care workers here say Covid-19 completely depleted their facilities’ coffers, preventing doctors and nurses from being able to provide for patients with chronic, and often deadly health conditions. In addition, facilities throughout the country are underfunded — and have been underfunded for decades, with health care staff operating without essential medicines and equipment. That’s just a dilapidated building.”‘Sometimes it can get a bit dicey’Problems in health care delivery that were severe before Covid-19 became completely untenable afterward, health care workers here say. The World Health Organization’s ACT-Accelerator, originally formed in 2020 to fast-track Covid-19 tests, therapeutics and vaccines, has dedicated some funding — $120 million — to strengthening global health systems. There is a debate among leaders in the global health community about what to prioritize over the next several years.
‘Hard to believe it’s actually happening’: Shanghai to lift Covid lockdown
SHANGHAI — Shanghai authorities on Tuesday began dismantling fences around housing compounds and ripping police tape off public squares and buildings, to the relief of the city’s 25 million residents, before a painful two-month lockdown is lifted at midnight. “This is a day that we dreamed of for a very long time,” Shanghai government spokeswoman Yin Xin told reporters. Residents will have to tests every 72 hours to take public transport and enter public venues. China is alone among major countries enforcing a “zero Covid” policy of eradicating outbreaks at just about any cost. His restaurants can only do deliveries, which bring about 5 percent of revenue, not enough to pay salaries and rent.
NCC Group's Incoming CEO to Start on July 7, Earlier Than Expected
By Kyle MorrisNCC Group PLC said Tuesday that incoming Chief Executive Mike Maddison will now start at the company on July 7 after having received permission from his current employer to join earlier than the originally planned date of Aug. 1. Write to Kyle Morris at kyle.morris@dowjones.com
IQ-AI Subsidiary Submits U.S. FDA Application for IB Zero G Software
By Kyle MorrisIQ-AI Ltd. said Tuesday that its Imaging Biometrics subsidiary has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its IB Zero G software. The U.K. medical-software and services company said the software eliminates the need for gadolinium-based contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging exams.
Pelatro Gets Contract Worth Around $300,000
By Kyle MorrisPelatro PLC said Tuesday that it has secured a contract worth around $300,000 to provide its mViva Campaign Management Solution software to an African telecommunications company. The marketing-software provider said it is confident of securing several more such contracts in the year.
TECO 2030 1Q Net Loss Widened as Ramp Up Phase Continues
By Dominic ChoppingNorway's TECO 2030 ASA said Tuesday that its first quarter net loss widened as it continued to ramp up development of its technologies and production capacity. The engineering company is developing hydrogen fuel cells and other solutions to help the maritime industry reduce its emissions, such as exhaust gas cleaning and carbon capture systems for ships.
BT and Ericsson join forces to build 5G private networks
BT and Ericsson join forces to build 5G private networks FILE PHOTO: Logo of British Telecom (BT) is displayed outside a store in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Telecoms company BT and Ericsson have struck a multi-million pound partnership to offer private 5G networks to businesses across Britain, enabling them to deploy Internet of Things and other technologies quickly and securely. Private 5G networks mirror public 5G, but connectivity is limited to a group of devices in a dedicated space, such as a factory, a port or a campus, where 5G's security and ultra-low latency can be fully utilised in additional services. The partners have already worked together on several major projects incorporating private 5G networks, including Belfast Harbour in Northern Ireland. They have installed a 5G private network across 35 acres of operational port, driving operational efficiencies and optimising processes across transport, logistics, supply chain and shipping, he said. Under the new deal, the partners will focus on deploying 5G technology in sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, transport and logistics, sites such as large shopping centres or stadiums, and ports.
Kharkiv is shelled again: a teenager and two other people have been wounded
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO — MONDAY, 30 MAY 2022, 20:12Three civilians have been wounded, including a 16-year-old boy, as a result of the shelling of Kharkiv on Monday. Source: Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's OfficeQuote: "According to the investigation, the Russian military shelled the Kyiv district of Kharkiv on 30 May 2022. Details: The prosecutor's office reported that the shelling damaged a number of houses and outbuildings. m.Under the procedural guidance of the Kharkiv regional prosecutor's office, a pre-trial investigation has been opened into violations of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Background: On 29 May, Kharkiv mayor Ihor Terekhov announced the shelling of some parts of the city.
UPDATE 1-Gazprom says it fully cuts off gas supplies to Dutch gas trader GasTerra
(Adds details)May 31 (Reuters) - Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Tuesday it has fully cut off gas supplies to Dutch gas trader GasTerra after it had failed to make payments for gas delivered in April, making good on its promise to shut down deliveries over payment issues. Gazprom said on Tuesday the payments should be made in line with the gas-for-roubles scheme. "Payments for gas supplied from April 1 must be made in roubles using the new bank details, about which the counterparties were informed in a timely manner," Gazprom said. GasTerra, which buys and trades gas on behalf of the Dutch government, said it had made alternative arrangements to cover the 2 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas it had expected to receive from Gazprom through October. GasTerra said on Monday it had decided not to adopt the new payment system, which involved setting up accounts to convert euro payments to roubles.
Miss Manners: Does servers' dress code degrade tuxedo?
DEAR MISS MANNERS: My dear friend has a job as a bartender and is working a lot of banquets right now. Related Articles Advice | Miss Manners: I think it’s wrong that the students’ mascot was not mentionedMiss Manners: I think it’s wrong that the students’ mascot was not mentioned Advice | Miss Manners: Must we take restaurant advice from someone who eats kids’ food? Advice | Miss Manners: He’s always running late, and he gets cranky if I try to compensate for itMiss Manners: He’s always running late, and he gets cranky if I try to compensate for it Advice | Miss Manners: They’re huffy about being dropped from the dinner group. Advice | Miss Manners: Isn’t it rude for them to comment on my poor conversation skills? Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, www.missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.
Dear Abby: My son viciously attacked me over thank you note
DEAR ABBY: My adult son got so furious with me that he called me, yelled vicious things and threatened to cut me out of his life. Related Articles Business | Dear Abby: My long secret may blow up when my daughter’s family compares notesDear Abby: My long secret may blow up when my daughter’s family compares notes Business | Dear Abby: I tested her with my Facebook posts, and the results were disturbingDear Abby: I tested her with my Facebook posts, and the results were disturbing Business | Dear Abby: Should the kid’s parents pay for damage to babysitter’s car? Business | Dear Abby: He believed his boyfriend’s story, and it destroyed our friendshipDear Abby: He believed his boyfriend’s story, and it destroyed our friendship Business | Dear Abby: She’s supposed to be my bride but I don’t think she wants to live with me I don’t think I behaved improperly, but maybe there’s some rule that slipped by me. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O.
Stalked by hunger but fighting obesity: Kenya’s hidden food crisis
After class, the children sit down for lunch of beef stew, leafy greens, ugali – maize flour porridge – and fresh fruit. Photograph: Brian Otieno/The GuardianAs in much of Africa, the number of people classed as obese in Kenya is on the rise: by 2030, the World Obesity Atlas says 1.4 million five to 19-year-olds will be obese. The government’s target is to reduce obesity prevalence from 28% in 2020 to 26% in 2025, and the clock is ticking. In low-income areas, cheap food and snacks are loaded with carbohydrates and fats – healthier options are more expensive. The worst aspect, says Ogweno, is that once people are diagnosed with conditions associated with obesity, they struggle to get treatment.
Travel industry 'had months' to hire staff to avoid half-term travel chaos, insists minister
The travel industry had "many months" to hire the staff it needs to cope with an increase in demand but failed to do so, a government minister has said. Lord Stephen Parkinson, an arts minister, said the Department for Transport had spent months warning the travel sector about the need to prepare for a spike in demand following the coronavirus pandemic. He said the Government had warned there would be a significant increase in the number of people looking to go away on holiday, particularly during the half-term break and Jubilee weekend, but the industry had not recruited enough people to cope. "So we have been saying to the industry that they need to prepare for this, they need to have the staff that they need to make sure people can get away and enjoy holidays," Lord Parkinson told Sky News. "There has been many months where we have been back on the track, particularly since the vaccination, to this moment and the industry should have been recruiting people."
How the downsized National Spelling Bee can regain its pre-pandemic sting
After a disheartening cancellation in 2020 and a largely virtual event last year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee is back in person. To be sure, 2020 and 2021 weren’t lost years: online spelling bees, including my own, blossomed, and 2021 saw the crowning of the first African American champion. The National Spelling Bee has held “at-large” bees to close the gap, but these bees are too few to compensate. Among remaining regional spelling bees, to economize and assuage lingering Covid fears, organizers have shifted to virtual bees, which are susceptible to cheating. Colette Giezentanner, 12, of St Louis, Missouri, reacts to spelling a word correctly in the final round of the 92nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2019.
Four brilliant barbecue recipes – that aren’t burgers or sausages
Whereas in some countries a barbecue will probably include something like a slow-cooked brisket, a large cut of beef or a whole fish, in Britain you’ll often turn up to find sausages and burgers – drumsticks, skewers or halloumi at a push. Almost anything can be cooked over hot coals, and it’s time to up our collective barbecue games. Fillet with dill béarnaise, charred asparagusAs a general rule fillet steak is a rather expensive case of style over substance. If I couldn’t get a fillet this good, I would probably use hanger/onglet instead. I make the béarnaise over the barbecue, moving the pan on and off the heat to keep the temperature nice and steady.
Your rights if you miss a flight because you're stuck in an airport queue
This jumps to £350 for flights within Europe of more than 1,500km, and all other flights between 1,500km and 3,500km. After a three-hour delay on short haul flights, customers can claim £220, or £350 for flights between 1,500km and 3,500km. If the flight is delayed for five hours, customers are entitled to a full refund within seven days, provided they do not catch the flight. If you miss your flight because you are stuck in queues you can't claim from the airline, but if half the passengers are stuck, the airline is likely to have delayed the flight. If you miss your flight because of airport security queues, this is the responsibility of the airport – and the airline will not be liable for compensation.
Tennis-'Angry' Murray likens Texas school shooting survivor's experience to his own
– Britain’s two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas made him “angry”, adding that a survivor’s account of the incident was similar to his own experience in the 1996 Dunblane massacre in Scotland. An 18-year-old gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle stormed an elementary school in Texas last week, killing 19 children and two teachers. It is the deadliest mass shooting in Britain’s modern history. “I heard something on the radio the other day and it was a child from that school,” Murray told the BBC. How is that normal that children should be having to go through drills, in case someone comes into a school with a gun?”
Remote Japanese islands striving to save traditional fishing methods
Traditional fishing methods are in danger of disappearing from remote islands across Japan that are struggling with declining populations. To save such methods from extinction, local government officials and people from the fishing industry are working to find successors who will be able to carry on the traditional fishing practices.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 2,362 new cases
Tokyo confirmed 2,362 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, down by about 900 from a week before and marking the 18th straight day with a week-on-week decline. The capital reported 1,344 new cases on Sunday, the first time the daily tally fell below 2,000 since Jan. 11. The number of severely ill patients fell by one from Monday to three, while six new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday. On Monday, Japan reported 12,207 new cases, down by about 6,300 from a week before. The number of severely ill coronavirus patients rose by two from Sunday to 90, while 24 deaths linked to COVID-19 were newly confirmed.
Japan to end special visas for people stranded in country due to COVID
Japan will from the end of June wind down the issuance of special residence permits to those who are unable to go back home due to COVID-19 border restrictions imposed by their home countries, the Immigration Services Agency (ISA) said Tuesday. When the COVID-19 situation escalated in 2020, many countries closed their borders, meaning foreign students, foreign technical interns and other non-Japanese planning to return home from Japan could no longer do so.
COVID-19: Green Pass not needed to enter Italy from Wed - English
(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 31 - The COVID-19 Green Pass will not longer be required to enter Italy as of Wednesday, June 1. The health ministry has said that the requirement to have the health certificate, which shows that a person is vaccinated for the coronavirus, has recovered from it or has tested negative in the last few days, expires on Tuesday and has not been renewed.
Debunking claims that Russia's Putin uses extras during public events
Debunking claims that Russia's Putin uses extras during public events04:54 TRUTH OR FAKE © FRANCE 24Russian President Vladimir Putin visited wounded soldiers for the first time on May 25. Following this visit to a Moscow hospital, users claimed that Putin used secret service bodyguards as extras to pose as "'injured soldiers" as he's extremely paranoid about his safety. Is there any truth to these claims? We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Tobacco industry has ‘devastating’ environmental impact, WHO says
Beyond its impact on public health, the tobacco industry is 'poisoning our planet', the World Health Organization says. The tobacco industry is a far greater threat than many realise as it is one of the world’s biggest polluters, from leaving mountains of waste to driving global warming, the WHO charged Tuesday. In its report released on World No Tobacco Day, the UN agency called for the tobacco industry to be held to account and foot the bill for the cleanup. The report, “Tobacco: poisoning our planet”, looks at the impacts of the whole cycle, from the growth of plants to the manufacturing of tobacco products, to consumption and waste. And yet, despite tobacco industry marketing, WHO stressed that there is no evidence filters provide any proven health benefits over smoking non-filtered cigarettes.
Director Yang Jeong-woong on PyeongChang Winter Games’ successful opening ceremony
Yang Jeong-woong, executive producer of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games` opening ceremony, speaks during The Korea Herald`s Global Business Forum on Wednesday. Yang Jeong-woong, executive producer of the opening ceremony, who insisted on adding the creature, said it was one of the biggest achievements. “Inmyeonjo” was the rookie I presented.”Yang, speaking at The Korea Herald’s Global Business Forum on Wednesday, shared his experience of preparing and presenting the opening ceremony that received universal positive feedback. The overall positive feedback of the opening ceremony was realized despite its small budget. The 53-year producer shared how he would create an Olympics opening performance should it happen again.
Samsung Ho-Am prize awarded to scientists, poet
The Ho-Am Foundation has awarded four professors, a poet and a non-profit organization for the 2022 Samsung Ho-Am Prize, officials said Tuesday.This year’s recipients include: Oh Yong-geun, professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology; Chang suk-bok, professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Cha Sang-kyun, professor at Seoul National University; Joung J. Keith, professor at Harvard Medical School; Kim Hye-soon, poet; and the Heart-to-Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with disabilities.The award ceremony took place at the Shilla Hotel in central Seoul. Each winner received a cash prize of 300 million won ($242,000).Named after the penname of Samsung group’s late founder Lee Byung-chull, the Samsung Ho-Am Prize was established in 1990 by Lee Kun-hee, the late chairman of Samsung. The prize is given to individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to academics, arts, social development and welfare of humanity.Including this year’s recipients, the foundation has awarded 30.7 billion won to a total of 164 winners since 1990.By Kan Hyeong-woo ( hwkan@heraldcorp.com
Russian Army Death Toll in Ukraine Tops 3,000 – Investigation
More than 3,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in Ukraine after more than three months of conflict, investigative news site iStories reported Tuesday. While the number is unlikely to reflect Russia’s actual losses in Ukraine, the figure already outstrips official estimates from Moscow’s Defense Ministry, iStories said. In a separate investigation, the BBC's Russian Service also reported that the country's military death toll had topped 3,000 in Ukraine, independently verifying the death of 3,052 troops. Other estimates on Russia’s death toll range from 15,000 by the British Defense Ministry, to more than 30,000 casualties reported by Ukrainian forces. Meanwhile, Moscow and St. Petersburg have publicly reported five and 12 local servicemen killed in Ukraine respectively.
Businesses step up push for hydrogen support
The South Korean government should help companies build a hydrogen economy because using the renewable energy ensures growth as businesses race to cut their carbon footprint, Woo Tae-hee, vice chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said Tuesday at a forum on green hydrogen.“I believe it is time for us to turn the climate crisis into an opportunity to secure the hydrogen market and improve our economy with strong commitment and collective wisdom,” Woo said at the meeting jointly hosted by the KCCI and the International Finance Corporation.The vice chairman called on the Yoon Suk-yeol government to lay out what he said was a foundation to embolden companies to tap into the emerging market.Woo was referring to revisions to a regulation defining how companies should use hydrogen and what types of government support they would be given for exploring the latest technology. The National Assembly approved the new law Sunday after a yearlong deliberation.Park Young-il, deputy minister for international affairs at the Finance Ministry, said South Korea was the first major economy to have come up with a dedicated framework on hydrogen, adding support for a hydrogen economy would go beyond aiding the private sector to expand investment.“We will be utilizing all of our international networks including trust funds in international organizations … to build strategic partnerships with hydrogen producers,” Park said at the forum.Park added that the transition to a hydrogen economy would be rewarding as the shift would help cut the country’s reliance on fossil fuels for a more sustainable economy.Alfonso Garcia Mora, regional vice president for Asia and the Pacific at the IFC, highlighted innovative financial instruments as key to scaling up hydrogen production and making it commercially and environmentally viable in the long run.By Choi Si-young ( siyoungchoi@heraldcorp.com
Seoul Foreign School British School celebrates 40 years
The British School at Seoul Foreign School is celebrating its 40-year anniversary.The British School was founded on Aug. 25, 1981, through collaboration among the British Council, the British Businessmen’s Group and the British Women’s Group as well as the Seoul Foreign School.The British School began with two classes, 17 students and two UK-qualified teachers, and in 1984, the British School was recognized as a permanent entity. With permission granted, a new school building was completed and opened by British Ambassador Nicholas Spreckly on May 29, 1986.The British School grew rapidly, reaching 137 students by September 1992. Currently the student body is composed of 280 students representing 38 different nationalities.Throughout this school year, the British School community is celebrating the past 40 years, reflecting on its history and planning for the future. Seoul Foreign School aims to create innovative learning spaces and facilities for its students. The playground is slated for opening in August, at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.Today, the British School at Seoul Foreign School is a place where values build community and where learning connects students to relevance in the world around them.
U.S. Supreme Court leak stirs abortion passions in Africa
Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in Seattle, Washington, U.S., May 14, 2022. Now, however, those activists are looking nervously to the United States, where a leaked Supreme Court ruling would, if confirmed, overturn the landmark Roe v Wade decision that legalized abortion there. Kathy Kageni-Oganga, a pastor at Kenya's Sozo Church of God, said she was praying that Roe v Wade is overturned but would still be surprised if it happened. Most U.S. experts believe that the U.S. court, with a 6-3 conservative majority including three justices appointed by Trump, will act to end or cut back abortion rights. Abortion rights campaigners fear that will worsen if Roe v Wade were struck down.
Shortage of diabetes medication Ozempic after TikTok users promote drug for weight loss
GPs are being asked to prioritise the diabetes medication Ozempic for people with the condition, after TikTok users began touting it as a weight loss treatment. The shortage is significantly affecting people using Ozempic for its approved use for type 2 diabetes,” the statement read. TikTok users have been documenting their weight loss using the hashtag #ozempic, which has garnered 74m views, as well as #ozempicjourney and #ozempicaustralia. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners president, Dr Karen Price, warned there were side effects to using Ozempic to manage weight loss – such as nausea and vomiting – as well as contraindications if pregnant or breastfeeding. “Weight loss is complex, it does require a whole lifestyle approach – psychology, exercise, diet – and depending on what’s going on for that person, including their other medications and other medical conditions.
Surprising Side Effects of Marijuana After Age 50 — Eat This Not That
Cedars Sinai states, "Marijuana has very complex effects on the body. 4 Cognitive Motor DeficitsMcIntosh reveals, "Continued marijuana usage affects motor coordination to more complex executive skills including planning, organizing, solving problems, making decisions, remembering, and controlling emotions and behavior. "The effects vary based on the potency of your marijuana, how you consumed it, and how much marijuana you've already consumed. 7 It Could Be Harmful To Your HeartDr. Hurby states, "Marijuana increases your heart rate. The strain, as well as the tar and other compounds in marijuana, may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Bakhmut family with no gas or power cook outside
Bakhmut family with no gas or power cook outsideOn the outskirts of Bakhmut, a city in the Donetsk region, a Ukrainian family lived in dire conditions near a bombarded blocks of flats.
Pittsburgh police arrest man in connection with drive-by shooting death of 18-month-old child
Pittsburgh police arrested a man on Monday in connection with a drive-by shooting that left an 18-month-old child dead over Memorial Day weekend. Londell Falconer, 26, is facing charges of homicide and criminal conspiracy in connection with the little boy’s death. The vehicle in the drive-by shooting, a Jeep Compass, was found abandoned nearby, and police discovered Falconer’s fingerprints on the car’s license plate and a discarded Red Bull can, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. About 13 hours after the incident, police were notified that Falconer was seeking treatment at a hospital for an unrelated shooting, according to the local newspaper. Falconer was taken to police headquarters for questioning and allegedly admitted to driving the vehicle involved in the shooting.
Dutch DSM and Swiss Firmenich join forces in cash and shares deal
Dutch specialty chemicals maker DSM on Tuesday said it would merge with Swiss peer Firmenich in a deal involving shares and cash, to become a leading supplier of food ingredients and beauty and well-being products. The companies said the merger, expected to be finalised in the first half of next year, could lead to an organic sales growth of 5% to 7% per year and annual cost savings of 350 million euros ($376.15 million). DSM shareholders would own 65.5% of the new Dutch-Swiss group, while current owners of Firmenich will own the rest of the shares and will receive 3.5 billion euros ($3.76 billion) in cash. DSM said last September that it would sell its materials division to focus purely on producing sustainable food and health products.
Malaysia will, barring some caveats, 'absolutely not' close its borders again, says health minister
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailMalaysia will, barring some caveats, 'absolutely not' close its borders again, says health ministerKhairy Jamaluddin, Malaysia's health minister, says the country must send a signal to the world that it's open for business and isn't backtracking on that.
Unilever names activist investor Nelson Peltz to board
Nelson Peltz speaking at the 2019 Delivering Alpha conference in New York on Sept. 19, 2019. Unilever named Nelson Peltz as a board member on Tuesday, as it engages in talks about strategy with the American activist investor who now holds a roughly 1.5% stake in the consumer goods giant. London-listed Unilever said Peltz will join as a non-executive director from July and serve as a member of the board's compensation committee. "We look forward to working collaboratively with management and the Board to help drive Unilever's strategy, operations, sustainability, and shareholder value," Peltz said in a statement. "We have held extensive and constructive discussions with him and the Trian team and believe that Nelson's experience in the global consumer goods industry will be of value to Unilever," Unilever Chair Nils Andersen said.
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Ukraine's 'unicorn' LGBTQ soldiers head for war
Members of Ukraine's LGBTQ community who sign up for the war have taken to sewing the image of the mythical beast into their standard-issue epaulettes just below the national flag. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register"So they (the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community) chose the unicorn because it is like a fantastic 'non-existent' creature." Ukraine and its allies call that a false pretext for a war of aggression. They fought in the same unit and found it terrifying, Zhuhan contracted pneumonia, but, the couple says, their fellow fighters accepted them. Some of the team Zhuhan and Romanova knew but the commanders were not at the station.
In Commonwealth, queen’s jubilee draws protests and apathy
After seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is widely viewed in the U.K. as a rock in turbulent times. After seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is widely viewed in the U.K. as a rock in turbulent times. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)LONDON (AP) — After seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is widely viewed in the U.K. as a rock in turbulent times. ADVERTISEMENTBritain’s jubilee celebrations , which climax over a four-day holiday weekend starting Thursday, aim to recognize the diversity of the U.K. and the Commonwealth. “So if you think about the creeping authoritarianism that has happened in non-Commonwealth countries … this is happening in Commonwealth countries too.
Distress in Singapore as Malaysia bans chicken export
Malaysia will stop exporting chicken from Wednesday, June 1, in a protectionist move to bolster domestic food supply, sparking distress in neighboring Singapore where chicken rice is a national dish. Malaysia will stop exporting chicken from Wednesday, June 1, in a protectionist move to bolster domestic food supply, sparking distress in neighboring Singapore where chicken rice is a national dish. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia will stop exporting chickens from Wednesday in a protectionist move to bolster domestic food supply, sparking distress in neighboring Singapore where chicken rice is a national dish. The Singapore Straits Times said chicken sellers predicted the cost of chilled chicken could rise by up to 30%, sending chicken dish prices soaring. It has earlier capped chicken prices and allocated subsidies for farmers squeezed by rising cost of chicken feed, partly caused by a weakening Malaysian currency.
Not just any cake: A Bollywood homage to queen for Jubilee
Celebrations will take place June 2-5 to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, for her 70 years on the throne. Celebrations will take place June 2-5 to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, for her 70 years on the throne. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — When Ajay Chhabra was asked to design a pageant performance to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee , he knew what would make the perfect centerpiece: cake. Not just any cake, but Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s 1947 wedding cake. ADVERTISEMENTOn Sunday, more than 200 performers in vibrant saris will dance to Bollywood tunes around a moving, six-meter-tall (20-foot-tall) version of the queen’s wedding cake, powered by a hidden electric vehicle.
Altus Strategies Makes Multiple High-Grade Gold Discoveries in Egypt
By Joe HoppeAltus Strategies PLC said Tuesday that it has discovered multiple high-grade gold prospects across all four of its projects in Egypt, and that it has been awarded two further gold-exploration licenses in the country. The London-listed mining company said it has mapped more than 100 hard-rock artisanal gold workings across its projects, with grades of up to 100 grams of gold a metric ton.
XP Factory 2021 Pretax Loss Narrowed After Post Covid-19 Recovery
By Kyle MorrisXP Factory PLC said Tuesday that its pretax loss for 2021 narrowed as owner-operated sites recovered with the return of trade after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in mid-May 2021. The owner of the Escape Hunt and Boom Battle Bar brands said its pretax loss for the year was 885,000 pounds ($1.1 million) compared with a loss of GBP6.6 million a year earlier.
Bavarian Nordic Lifts Guidance on New Monkeypox Vaccine Contracts
By Dominic ChoppingBavarian Nordic A/S late Monday raised its full-year guidance after announcing it has signed a number of contracts with countries to supply its smallpox vaccine. The Danish vaccine maker said terms of the contracts are undisclosed, but that said deliveries will start immediately.
China rushes bond sales to spur COVID-hit economy, more seen needed
This means provinces would need to issue nearly 1.5 trillion yuan in coming weeks, based on finance ministry figures showing issuance of 1.85 trillion yuan, or 54% of the total, as of May 27. Meanwhile, policy advisers and thank tanks are stepping up calls for the central government to issue special bonds to help COVID-hit sectors and sustain infrastructure spending in the second half. China has set an annual economic growth target of around 5.5% this year but many economists believe that is increasingly out of reach. "The room for infrastructure investment is not big, and we need to avoid duplicate projects and ensure investment returns," said a policy insider. In 2020, China issued 1 trillion yuan of special treasury bonds to fund stimulus and shore up the economy that was first hit by COVID-19.
Report blasts "manipulative" video game loot boxes
A graphic showing a treasure chest with a one-armed bandit aboveConsumer groups in 18 European countries have backed a report calling gaming loot boxes "exploitative." It adds that these problems are exacerbated by the fact that some of the games containing loot boxes are targeted at children. That effectively means loot boxes can only be earned by playing the game's Ultimate Team mode. In 2019 a vice president of EA games defended the company's use of loot boxes, telling MPs they were just the same as Kinder Eggs. Loot boxes are set to form part of this, with the House of Lords Gambling Committee saying in 2020 loot boxes should be firmly regulated as "games of chance".
Temasek in talks to invest in Google-backed DotPe
Google-backed DotPe, which helps businesses in India go online and sell digitally, is in advanced stages of talks to raise about $50 million in a new financing round, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. Temasek, the Singapore state-owned investment firm, is finalizing deliberations to lead the investment in the Gurgaon-headquartered startup, the source said, requesting anonymity as the details are private. These offerings puts DotPe chasing a similar set of audiences as other startups including Zomato, Swiggy and Dukaan. “DotPe provides a WhatsApp link which opens a restaurant menu and you can order directly and don’t have to go to Zomato / Swiggy. “DotPe doesn’t do its own delivery but will work with delivery partners for last mile delivery.”
Gazprom says it fully cuts off gas supplies to Dutch gas trader GasTerra
(Reuters) - Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Tuesday it has fully cut off gas supplies to Dutch gas trader GasTerra after it had failed to make payments for gas delivered in April, making good on its promise to shut down deliveries over payment issues. Gazprom said on Tuesday the payments should be made in line with the gas-for-roubles scheme. "Payments for gas supplied from April 1 must be made in roubles using the new bank details, about which the counterparties were informed in a timely manner," Gazprom said. GasTerra, which buys and trades gas on behalf of the Dutch government, said it had made alternative arrangements to cover the 2 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas it had expected to receive from Gazprom through October. GasTerra said on Monday it had decided not to adopt the new payment system, which involved setting up accounts to convert euro payments to roubles.
ROSE MARIE (D'ALESSANDRO) FONOS
Of West Homestead, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022, at the age of 93. Mother of Ray (Georgiane) Fonos of West Homestead and Rich (Linda) Fonos of Munhall. Rose was a member of the original West Homestead Seniors, the St. Therese Seniors and the St. Thomas the Apostle Seniors. Friends received Wednesday, June 1 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 10 AM at St. Therese Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Munhall.
Oregon Summer Events Guide: More than 50 fairs, festivals and rodeos for your 2022 calendar
HERE IS OREGON: HereisOregon.com | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | TikTokJunePortland Rose Festival: The festival kicks off with a fireworks show May 27. Cannon Beach’s installment kicks off with a bonfire, smores and live music the night before the contest. This year’s Portland event includes a parade, live entertainment, food and fellowship. file photo/The Oregonian Mark GravesMark GravesPortlandia Mermaid Parade & Festival: This year’s theme is “Rainbow Waters,” a nod to all the Queer Merfolk. Even if you’re not a huge garlic fan, there’s plenty of live music, family events and non-garlic-centric foods to satisfy everyone.
Ex-therapist sues police after being accused of sexual assault
Amy Villarreal, a former therapist at Crescent Academy Therapy Center, talks to a reporter during an interview at her attorney’s office in Las Vegas on March 18, 2022. Villarreal was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy, but the case was dropped. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhotoA former behavioral therapist is suing the city of North Las Vegas and the police detective who accused her of sexually abusing a student. In a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday, police spokesman Alexander Cuevas said the city of North Las Vegas does not comment on pending litigation. Villarreal was arrested on sexual assault and lewdness charges.
Ask Amy: ‘How do you tell a child that some parents just leave their families?’
Dear Amy: My partner “Michael’s” father, “Ned” walked out on their family when Michael was a teenager. Michael and I now have a wonderful son together, and while we know Ned is aware of this through mutual friends and family, Ned has never reached out. We have accepted that this man will likely never be a part of our son’s life, but how do we tell our son that? How do you tell a child that some parents just leave their families? You can email Amy Dickinson at askamy@amydickinson.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.
Dear Abby: Teen feels betrayed as parents plan an adults-only trip to Europe
I accept that they’re a married couple and occasionally want to travel without the rest of their family. However, recently it came to my attention that Mom bought two tickets to Europe for her and Dad as a birthday gift. She used the money she had been saving for a family vacation to pay for them. I had received 30 email birthday wishes that day and didn’t acknowledge any of them. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips.
These McDonald’s went rogue. They still offer All Day Breakfast.
But the South Florida Sun Sentinel found 20 McDonald's restaurants that will sell many of their popular breakfast items throughout the day to customers who ask for them. McDonald’s Corp. pulled the plug on All Day Breakfast when restaurant dining rooms across the country closed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep in mind that most local McDonald’s restaurants reached by phone said flatly that they don’t serve All Day Breakfast anymore. Others said they offer breakfast items until 2 p.m. Some said they offer breakfast items all day, and others didn’t answer their phones.
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Uvalde: Visitations, funerals and burials, one after anotherUVALDE, Texas (AP) — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students — the start of summer break. Instead on Monday, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered at funeral visitations. Many staff have fled and those who remain have to deal with an influx of war wounded on top of their usual flow of sick patients. Hurricane Agatha sets May record, then weakens over MexicoPUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Agatha has made history as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane center. Rising US traffic deaths put focus on one Philadelphia roadPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Black communities have been especially hard hit amid a national surge in traffic fatalities.
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I am fascinated by BDSM but don’t enjoy sex – could I be asexual?
I like the idea of intercourse and am deeply interested in, and fascinated by, BDSM. I always wondered if I was asexual, because, all through secondary school, I was never sexually attracted to anyone. Now I’m older and unable to feel pleasure during intercourse, I wonder if this really is the issue. You are setting up for yourself a pattern of bypassing feelings during sex, and if this continues you are guaranteed unsatisfying sex indefinitely. If you would like advice from Pamela on sexual matters, send us a brief description of your concerns to private.lives@theguardian.com (please don’t send attachments).
New York celebrates first Manhattanhenge of 2022
Twice a year, the sunset lines up between blocks in New York City, creating a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge that is beloved by locals
She experimented on primates for decades. Now she wants to shut down the labs
She made herself a promise: she would shut down the country’s seven remaining primate centers within the next 10 years. Photograph: Lynn JohnsonIn this century, researchers and animal rights activists typically occupy antipodal corners of the ethical landscape. He encouraged her to accept a seat on the University of Washington’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), where she spent the next two years trying to navigate the opposing worlds of animal research and animal care. Lisa Jones-Engel at one of her first Peta protests, on the University of Washington campus near the building that houses the animal research lab. “We’re all animals,” Jones-Engel explains.
East Anglian museum gets ‘inclusive’ name change – and locals are furious
Think of East Anglia and one may consider Cambridge University, Sutton Hoo, the Norfolk Broads or perhaps even Alan Partridge. But for a museum dedicated to the region's history, its name is not sufficiently "relatable" to the modern visitor. As a result, The Museum of East Anglian Life has been rebranded The Food Museum, sparking public anger, with some describing it an "insult". “We did a lot of in-the-street interviews with people, saying ‘what would you expect to find in the Museum of East Anglian Life, and they really struggled to come up with anything, “ she added. “Whereas when you say Food Museum, people get excited.”
Eczema in babies: Woman left balding and bedbound by chronic condition clears skin with £9 Balmonds Skin Salvation face cream
Kimberley Reardon, 30, with makeup on for the first time in years (Collect/PA Real Life)“I wasn’t functioning at all, I was exhausted,” she said. Kimberley Reardon, 30, in March 2018, covering her red hands in foundation (Collect/PA Real Life)She said: “From January to March, my skin was the worst it had even been. Kimberley Reardon, 30, in September 2020 compared to now, with clear skin (Collect/PA Real Life)“I felt amazing,” she said. They would only give me 10 per cent relief for a day then the eczema would come back with a vengeance. “There is still some eczema on my left hand and arm, but it isn’t bad and the rest of me is clear.
6 jokes only people with a dark sense of humour will find funny
Well, here are some of the darkest jokes, found in the deep, disturbing crevices of people’s minds. Q: When does a joke become a dad joke? Q: When does a joke become a dad joke? Q: When does a joke become a dad joke? He looks over and sees that the guy's finished his meal, but the bowl of chili is still full.
$2m tabernacle made of solid gold is stolen from Brooklyn church
A thief ransacked a New York City church and made with a $2m, solid gold tabernacle over the weekend, according to police. Thieves sawed the tabernacle off the church’s alter. (Diocese of Brooklyn)“I was here and just sick to the pit of my stomach!" “This holy sacramental receptacle is irreplaceable due to its historical and artistic value,” church officials wrote in a statement after the break-in. “The angels which flanked the Tabernacle were decapitated and destroyed, and the Holy Eucharist housed inside the Tabernacle was thrown all over the altar.”Police have not yet identified as suspect in the brazen burglary.
Joe Rogan branded a ‘moron’ after claiming it’s ‘wise’ to take guns away from owners
Soon after the incident, a number of US celebrities reacted to the shooting, with many condemning the government for not imposing stricter gun control laws. But speaking on his The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Rogan claimed he doesn’t think it’s “wise to take all the guns away from people and give all the power to the government”. Philly Mag journalist Ernest Owens wrote: “Joe Rogan makes millions of dollars going the wrong direction on common sense daily. From Covid to gun control, it’s a disgusting way to make a living.”Podcaster John Melendez said: “As I’ve said before, [Joe Rogan] is an absolute moron. Saying something like gun control doesn’t work is equally as stupid as him saying you should take Ivermectin instead of getting vaccinated.
Best exercise time differs for men and women, says US study
Exercise is good for you whenever you do it, but the time of day to achieve the best result may be different for women and men, according to a US study.
Drivers in Sri Lanka queue 12 hours for fuel amid worst economic crisis since 1948
Lasanda Deepthi, a 43-year-old Sri Lankan woman, plans her day around fuel queues. Deepthi is one of millions of people in Sri Lanka battling galloping inflation, falling incomes and shortages of everything from fuel to medicine as the country reels under its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. A woman auto-rickshaw driver is a rare sight on the island of 22 million people off the southern coast of India. “Sometimes I join a line about 3 p.m. but only get fuel about 12 hours later. In mid-May, Deepthi said she spent two-and-a-half days in a queue for gas, assisted by one of her brothers.
Japanese society begins to grapple with microaggressions
A couple is out shopping for an expensive item, but the store clerk addresses only the man. A person of ethnic Korean descent but born and raised in Japan is complimented on their impeccable Japanese. Someone from the LGBTQ community is told by a friend, “You’re going through a phase. You’ll be cured one day.”These are just some of the examples of microaggressions and unconscious bias that Kayo Fujiwara, a researcher on the issue, recently listed up to spread awareness of how the problem manifests in Japan, a country she feels may now be ready to start grappling with the problem in earnest.
Graveyard sheds light on Kim Jong Un's South Korean heritage
After Kim came to power in 2011 following the death of his father Kim Jong Il, many experts highlighted his mother's South Korean and Japanese heritage. North Korea has never confirmed the links to Japan and the South in Kim Jong Un's heritage Anthony WALLACE AFP"Korea-Japan heritage runs directly counter to the North Korean myth of its leadership," Cheong said. There is not much in state media about Kim Jong Un's background and heritage generally beyond attempts to show he is the legitimate heir to the Mount Paektu legacy, she added. – Empty grave -South Korean media discovered the Ko family graves on Jeju in 2014 -- one of the first real confirmations of Kim Jong Un's South Korean ancestry. He said his family "knew nothing about the relation to Kim Jong Un", prior to the media discovery, the report said.
[Photo News] Hello Japan
Passengers get ready to depart to Fukuoka, Japan, from Gimhae International Airport near Busan on Tuesday, as the airport opened the route to the Japanese city for the first time in two years since its pandemic closure. Gimhae Airport became the first regional base gateway in South Korea, except for Incheon International Airport, to resume passenger flight services to Japan.By Korea Herald ( khnews@heraldcorp.com
Cannes Film Festival : Ruben Östlund wins second Palme d’Or with ‘Triangle of Sadness’
The 75th Cannes Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday after awarding many European films. It was Ruben Östlund’s second Palme d’Or after he received his first award in 2017 for ‘The Square’. This time he won it with ‘Triangle of Sadness’
NSW SES receives hundreds of calls for help
The New South Wales SES crews are being kept busy helping communities impacted by strong winds. Volunteers have been called out to nearly 600 jobs across the state with a large portion in the Hunter region.
SKT's entry sets up 3-way race to flying car business in Korea
The race for leadership of South Korea's flying car market intensified on Tuesday, with SK Telecom announcing its bid by forging a consortium with local companies. The country’s top telecommunications company submitted its business proposal to join the K-UAM Grand Challenge, a government-led program to select an urban air mobility business operator. The telecommunications-led consortium is the latest in businesses vying for the lucrative business, expected to surpass 1,800 trillion won ($1.4 billion) in value by 2040. The other focus of its UAM business will be forming a system for UAM traffic near vertiports for takeoffs and landings. The Hyundai-led consortium also plans to have the country’s largest air carrier Korean Air and No.
Webtoons, animations emerge for business promotions
Television celebrities and movie stars may not only be competing with virtual social media influencers like Rozy, but also with other 2D characters for advertising gigs as a growing number of businesses show interest in webtoons and animations to target millennials and Generation Z, locally known as the MZ generation.Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai Motor Group’s auto parts maker, revealed a racing animation titled “Dead or Arrive” on the company’s official YouTube channel “Mobis Live” on May 27.Aiming to promote the company’s cutting-edge technologies such as its in-vehicle infotainment system, self-driving technology, e-corner module and more, the racing animation features Hyundai Mobis’ racing car Moby.The 12-minute video has caught people’s attention, recording more than 250,000 cumulative views in three days after its release.“Dead or Arrive” drew a lot of positive feedback, with many viewers commenting that the video is a fascinating marketing strategy backed by high-quality animation.“We hope to get closer to the MZ generation, who may not know a lot about our brand. Hyundai Mobis will make various digital campaigns in the future to introduce other cutting-edge technologies and ways to enjoy a safe mobility experience,” Hyundai Mobis’ brand communication team leader Kim Eun-jung said in a press release.Meanwhile, antivirus software firm AhnLab revealed the latest episode of its webtoon “From Today, I am Living with G.A.B” on Naver Webtoon and the company’s official Facebook page on May 26.Drawn by the members of AhnLab’s communication team, the webtoon presents an AI robot called G.A.B’s journey of learning computer security.In response to its growing popularity, “From Today, I am Living with G.A.B” was serialized on Naver Webtoon in May 2021.Now in its third season, the webtoon had a 9.83 rating on Naver Webtoon’s platform as of Tuesday, an impressive rating relative to the platform’s other popular hit series.By Lee Si-jin ( sj_lee@heraldcorp.com
Companies join forces for Busan’s World Expo bid
A business-led civilian committee was launched Tuesday to support Busan’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo, one of the biggest international events, in the realm of the World Cup and Olympics.SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won, who doubles as chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, leads the committee, while top executives of 11 conglomerates are joining to add weight to the bid from South Korea’s second-largest city.The 11 businesses include: Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motor, SK, LG, Lotte, Posco, Hanwha, GS, Hyundai Heavy, Shinsegae and CJ. The KCCI said the final list could be extended in the coming weeks.A presidential committee is also expected to be launched soon, and the SK chief will serve as co-chairman alongside Prime Minister Han Duck-soo.The KCCI pinned high hopes on the civilian-government partnership, saying companies will play a key role in using their extensive global networks. “We hope to use our latest technologies such as 6G, robotics, metaverse and augmented and virtual reality to support the Expo bid.”Hyundai Motor President Gong Young-woon said the carmaker has already operated a separate team supporting the Expo bid following their role in hosting the Yeosu Expo back in 2012.“Adding to promotional activities at home and abroad, we will ramp up support for lobbying activities in BIE countries,” he added. The Bureau International des Expositions is the supervisory organization for international exhibitions.According to KCCI estimates, the 2030 World Expo is expected to create economic effects of 61 trillion won ($49.3 billion) in the local economy.Busan is considered one of the key competitors for the 2030 event, with chief rivals being Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Italy capital Rome. The host nation will be decided in November next year in a vote of the 170 BIE member countries.By Lee Ji-yoon ( jylee@heraldcorp.com
China Urges UN Rights Chief to Look Into School Shootings in US
(Bloomberg) -- China has called for the United Nations human rights chief to investigate mass shootings in the US, in an apparent effort to shift the focus from allegations of abuses in its far western Xinjiang region. Beijing calls the accusations “the lie of the century.”The US has also criticized China for how it handled Bachelet’s recent trip. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s press office said in a statement that authorities “did not enable a complete and independent assessment of the human rights environment” in the world’s No. Story continuesActivists Say UN Rights Chief’s China Trip Whitewashed AbuseHuman rights groups were also critical of Bachelet and her six-day trip, which she repeatedly said wasn’t an “investigation” of Chinese practices in Xinjiang or elsewhere. Bachelet did say at the briefing that any actions by the Chinese government to address alleged terrorism and radicalism must not come at the expense of human rights.
Follina — Microsoft Office Zero-day Remote Code Execution Bug
Cybersecurity researcher Nao_sec discovered a malicious Word document uploaded to VirusTotal by a user in Belarus. The issue affects Microsoft Office latest versions including Office 2016, and Office 2021. This cane to a zero-day exploit for Microsoft Office applications and the worst thing is, malicious actors are already exploiting in wild. I've never seen its use in the real world until today.https://t.co/UHAqntUWYR — Will Dormann (@wdormann) May 30, 2022Recall that Microsoft began blocking the execution of VBA macros in five Microsoft Office applications. On 30th May, Microsoft acknowledge the vulnerability (which was first closed saying not a security bug) and assigned the unique identity CVE-2022-30190 for remote code execution vulnerability in the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT).
The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Contouring and Highlighting
Contouring is the makeup technique that professionals love and DIY makeup mavens loathe. To help you contour your way to the perfect sculpted face, MAC senior artist Gina Bettelli helped us create a detailed contouring and highlighting map for three different skin types and face shapes. We've already outlined the lazy-girl way to contour, but this contouring tutorial breaks it down for newbies and pros alike. Conturing and highlighting can be done subtly to enhance features; it can also completely change facial and body features. While contouring is most often used on the face, it can also be used on body parts, such as the stomach.
Your May 29 Weekly Horoscope Starts With Some Major Sexual Energy
You may not receive clarity right away, but your May 29 weekly horoscope is bringing food for thought. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Weekly Horoscope For May 29, 2022Keeping secrets more than usual, Taurus? Gemini (May 21-June 20) Weekly Horoscope For May 29, 2022You're feeling as inspired as ever — as you should, Gemini. Your May 29 weekly horoscope is sizzling with fiery momentum in more ways than you realize. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Weekly Horoscope For May 29, 2022You're taking your power back, Pisces — as you should.
I'm on Accutane, and These Are the Products Saving My Dry Skin
It took me about a year to agree to do a second round, due to the very severe contraindications, ranging from dry skin and dry eyes to painful joints and even depression. Lip and skin dryness are extremely common side effects of the medication, and most people on the medication will suffer; it can usually be managed with appropriate skin care and lip care." "Opt for fragrance-free cleansers and moisturizers, stripped-back skin care, and be cautious of over layering as the skin is sensitive and easily irritated." "The skin is fragile on Isotretinoin, and many of these products can cause dryness, irritation, peeling, or flaking. Keep reading to discover all the products I've incorporated into my routine while on Accutane, along with a few recommendations from Dr. Mahto.
NASA's tenacious drone sweeps over Mars in farthest flight yet
Ingenuity, a small 4-pound robotic scout that hitched a ride to the Red Planet last year, has recently sent back video documentation of its farthest and fastest flight yet. The helicopter's black-and-white navigation camera caught the excursion, showing a rare, bird's eye view of the Martian terrain. Ingenuity's camera is downward-facing, offering a "breathtaking sense of what it would feel like gliding 33 feet above the surface of Mars," said NASA Ingenuity team leader Teddy Tzanetos in a statement. In the video, Ingenuity soars through Mars' thin atmosphere over rippling sand, then midway through the journey, the landscape changes to disparate rocky fields. Those plans are sent as commands to the car-size Perseverance Mars rover, which then relays them to the helicopter.
'Wordle' today: Get the answer, hints for May 31
Now it's time to switch those brains back on and solve today's Wordle. Here's the Wordle answer for May 30. A subtle hint for the May 31 Wordle answer:It's associated with very fancy people. The May 31 Wordle today is a 5-letter word that starts with...Mmmmmmm... it's the letter M! What's the answer to the May 31 Wordle?
22 Insta-Worthy British Jewellery Brands To Watch In 2022
Helping us in this Herculean effort is the ever-growing collection of insta-worthy jewellery brands founded by designers here in the UK. The same happened with Susan Caplan’s ’80s- and ’90s-inspired jewellery and the gorgeous gold pieces from Otiumberg and Missoma. Key piece:SKEN StudiosWorking from her Manchester studio, Sabira Silcock crafts silver and gold jewellery, etched with playful etched symbols. Key piece:D.LouiseThe original tarnish-proof British jewellery brand, D.Louise is known for gold coatings that just won’t budge. Key piece:Only Child LondonHailing from East London, this artist-led, handmade cult jewellery brand has been making the rounds on Instagram since 2013.
‘Love Island’ 2022: Release Date, Location, Cast, & Everything We Know So Far
After what has felt like an agonisingly-long wait, new episodes of Love Island are fast approaching. Love Island 2022 Release DateFollowing weeks of anticipation among fans, ITV has confirmed that Love Island will return on Monday, June 6, at 9 p.m. on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Love Island 2022 CastDetails of the Love Island 2022 cast have finally been revealed and we have 11 new Islanders entering the villa on June 6. Love Island 2022 VillaFollowing the conclusion of the 2021 series, speculation that Love Island is moving from its idyllic Majorcan villa to a brand new location has been rife among fans. Love Island 2022’s Sustainable Fashion SponsorIn a rather dramatic shake up, Love Island is swapping fast fashion for preloved styles with a new partnership with Ebay.
What To Buy From ASOS' Tammy Girl Collection
Tammy Girl – the staple fashion brand for angsty teens and tweens of the early ’00s – is back and the launch on ASOS is a bit of a time trip. When we were all in the depths of our Avril Lavigne inspired fashion era, Tammy Girl understood the assignment. Tammy Girl sadly faded into obscurity in 2005, after BHS (another now-defunct high street powerhouse) bought it out. With a colour palette that’s brighter and more cheerful than what I remember (and very... pink), there are still elements of Tammy Girl’s original feel. Below you’ll find Bustle’s top five best buys from Tammy Girl’s comeback drop with ASOS.
Omaha chemical company fire forces evacuations
Omaha chemical company fire forces evacuationsSome residents of Omaha, Nebraska were urged to evacuate due to a raging fire in the Nox-Crete chemical facility.
Young caregivers 'exist in the shadows'
Young caregivers 'exist in the shadows'Millions of Americans with serious health problems depend on children ages 18 and younger to provide some or all of their care at home. The Ronan and Keaton Kotiya have stepped up in helping care for their father who was diagnosed with ALS.
Kirk Cameron: Public schools grooming kids with critical race theory, 'sexual chaos,' and 'racial confusion'
Award-winning actor Kirk Cameron blasted America's public schools for becoming breeding grounds for far-left progressive agendas, including critical race theory, Nikole Hannah-Jones' 1619 Project, and gender ideology. In the film, Cameron also discusses his journey to homeschool his six children with his wife, Chelsea. At that time, he said, parents were finally starting to see the things schools were teaching their kids. "If we send our children to Rome to be educated … we shouldn't be surprised if they come back Romans," Cameron said. Like, you know, that's for like Quakers and the Amish, and how could you possibly teach your kids enough so that they get into college?
Cybersecurity isn't just a topic for experts, says Estonian minister
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCybersecurity isn't just a topic for experts, says Estonian ministerAndres Sutt, Estonia's minister of entrepreneurship and information technology, says governments should work together to make sure the internet is a safe place.
Digital tech is a 'great multiplier' for small countries like Singapore, says statutory board
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailDigital tech is a 'great multiplier' for small countries like Singapore, says statutory boardLew Chuen Hong of the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore says small countries are limited physically, but many of these physical constraints disappear in the digital world.
Delivering connectivity is a big challenge for Mongolia: Official
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailDelivering connectivity to citizens is one of Mongolia's biggest challenges: Government officialBolor-Erdene Battsengel, Mongolia's secretary of state for the Ministry of Digital Development and Communications, discusses the challenges of building a digital economy.
Video: Why Russia and China are ahead of US in hypersonic missile technology
Russia and China are ahead of the US in developing and testing hypersonic missile technology, especially when it comes to building wind tunnels. CNN's Kristin Fisher has the details.
Video: Gun maker behind rifle used in Uvalde shooting under scrutiny
CNN's Tom Foreman reports on Daniel Defense, the company behind a rifle used in the Uvalde school shooting, and their history of raising eyebrows with their marketing.
Math books outrage China with 'ugly, sexually suggestive, pro-American' images
Some Chinese internet users have criticized the pictures of children with small, drooping, wide-set eyes and big foreheads as ugly, offensive and racist. One drawing that showed an inaccurate rendering of the stars on the Chinese flag was accused of being "anti-China." Outrage over the illustrations has dominated Chinese social media discussions since Thursday, when photos of the drawings first circulated online. Some Chinese internet users have criticized the pictures of children with small, drooping, wide-set eyes and big foreheads as ugly, offensive and racist. "Toxic textbooks sound ideological security alarm from infiltration," screamed a headline in the Global Times , a state-run nationalist tabloid, on Monday.
Why is it so risky to fly in Nepal?
(CNN) The loss of a plane carrying 22 people in Nepal has highlighted the dangers of air travel in a country often referred to as one of the world's riskiest places to fly. On this occasion in particular, poor weather is thought to have played a part, Binod B.K., an official from Nepal's home ministry, told CNN. The weather forecast for Pokhara at the time, according to Nepal's Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, was "generally cloudy with brief thundershowers." Family members of passengers on board the Twin Otter aircraft operated by Tara Air weep outside the airport in Pokhara on May 29. The Tara Air plane took off Sunday morning from the city of Pokhara, in central Nepal, and was about halfway into its 25 minute flight to the popular tourist destination of Jomsom when it lost contact with air control, Nepal's Civil Aviation Authority said.
Unilever adds activist investor Peltz to board
Nelson Peltz founding partner of Trian Fund Management LP. speak at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File PhotoMay 31 (Reuters) - Unilever (ULVR.L) named activist investor Nelson Peltz as a new board member on Tuesday after his Trian Fund Management disclosed a 1.5% stake in the consumer goods giant. Unilever said it had held "extensive and constructive discussions" with Peltz, who will join as a non-executive director from July. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Sachin Ravikumar in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.VOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
China unveils detailed stimulus policies to support virus-hit economy
REUTERS/David KirtonBEIJING, May 31 (Reuters) - China's cabinet unveiled a package of 33 measures covering fiscal, financial, investment and industrial policies on Tuesday to revive a pandemic-ravaged economy, saying it will inspect how provincial governments implement them. In terms of monetary and financial policies, China will boost financing efficiency via capital markets, by supporting domestic firms to list in Hong Kong, and promote offshore listings by qualified platform companies. The State Council also vowed to further reduce real borrowing costs, and strengthen financial support for infrastructure and major projects. To enhance fiscal support to the economy, China will accelerate local government special bond issuance and cash support for firms that hire college graduates. Other measures include policies to ensure energy and food security, and stabilise supply chains.
Mexico scrambles to clear debris as storm Agatha weakens along southern coast
Palm trees sway in the wind as Hurricane Agatha pounds the southern coast of Mexico, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca state, Mexico, May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Jose de Jesus CortesPUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico, May 31 (Reuters) - Authorities worked overnight into Tuesday to clear highways blocked by mudslides along Mexico's southern coast as Tropical Storm Agatha barrelled down on the country, bringing torrential rains and strong winds. By Monday evening Agatha weakened to a tropical storm and is expected to dissipate further by Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC), which maintained a warning of life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in Oaxaca state. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterRain caused mud and rocks to slide into two highways in Oaxaca, blocking access to at least one area of the state, local authorities said. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Jose Cortes and Kylie Madry; Editing by Kenneth MaxwellOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Britain's GSK to buy Affinivax for up to $3.3 bln in vaccines push
GSK logo is seen in this illustration taken on January 17, 2022. GSK, the world's largest vaccine maker by sales, has been under pressure to shore up its pipeline. Last month, it indicated an appetite for further deals after spending $1.9 billion to buy Sierra Oncology (SRRA.O) to bolster its cancer business. read moreU.S.-based Affinivax is developing next-generation vaccines, the company said, the most advanced of which are for pneumococcal diseases, including pneumonia, meningitis and sinusitis. GSK will pay Affinivax $2.1 billion upfront and up to $1.2 billion in potential development milestones.
Britain's electric car charge faces battery challenge
The government has allocated up to 1 billion pounds ($1.2 billion) to support Britain's EV battery supply chain. Industry experts predict the country needs four to six large battery plants to sustain a healthy car industry. As EV batteries are heavy and expensive to transport, local production is seen as crucial to a thriving car industry. Lead times for new vehicles are long and EV battery chemistries vary, so production contracts must be concluded soon. Battery plants need plenty of land, vast amounts of preferably renewable power and water, and take years to build.
London Playbook: Now streaming — Battle of the spreadsheets — Pounds and ouches
There are another 12 Tory MPs questioning Johnson’s position, up four on Monday. If/when: POLITICO’s Esther Webber and Annabelle Dickson capture the mood among Tory MPs in their piece this morning. In his must-read Sun analysis piece this morning, Harry Cole writes: “The magic number for Boris is 180 in a confidence vote. Also on talkTV breakfast show: Former Buckingham Palace spinner Dickie Arbiter (7.20 a.m.) … Tory MP Bim Afolami (8.05 a.m.). SUBSCRIBE to the POLITICO newsletter family: Brussels Playbook | London Playbook | Playbook Paris | Politico Confidential | Sunday Crunch | EU Influence | London Influence | Digital Bridge | China Direct | Berlin Bulletin | D.C. Playbook | All our POLITICO Pro policy morning newsletters
AP PHOTOS: In Kabul, cemeteries a part of Afghan daily life
Afghan boys spend their time next to a destroyed grave at a cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, May 5, 2022. There are cemeteries all over Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, many of them filled with the dead from the country's decades of war. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)Afghan boys spend their time next to a destroyed grave at a cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, May 5, 2022. There are cemeteries all over Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, many of them filled with the dead from the country's decades of war. There are cemeteries all over Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, many of them filled with the dead from the country’s decades of war.
Telehealth Abortions Are Changing The Culture Of Medicine : Short Wave
Telehealth Abortions Are Changing The Culture Of MedicineEnlarge this image Shane Tolentino for NPR Shane Tolentino for NPRRecent rule changes have increased access to abortion pills through the mail, using telehealth services. As many U.S. states gear up to restrict abortion access in anticipation of the Supreme Court possibly overturning Roe v. Wade, the medical professionals behind these services are preparing for an even bigger surge in demand. Groups that provide abortion pills are also preparing to face significant new obstacles, as anti-abortion states push back against expanded online access. Both patients and clinicians are testing the boundaries of this service that is fully legal in many states — but operates in a legal gray area in others. This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Gisele Grayson and fact-checked by Margaret Cirino.
A Chinese space center found a mysterious jamming device outside its base just weeks before a crewed rocket launch
The Shenzhou-14 crewed spaceship and a Long March-2F carrier rocket seen at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. VCG/VCG via Getty ImagesChina's main satellite launch center found a jammer near its base just before a launch, per local media. Researchers from a space center in China said they found a jamming device right outside their base just weeks before a scheduled rocket launch, according to local news outlets. According to Yangtze Evening News, scientists at the Jiuquan space center started detecting "abnormal" interference signals earlier this month and spent several days tracking them down. If successful, the crewed mission will kick off the final construction phase of the Tiangong space station — China's answer to the International Space Station (ISS).
Boston suspect charged, could face death penalty
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged in his hospital room Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, and he could face the death penalty if convicted. Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged in his hospital room Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, and he could face the death penalty if convicted.
Tau Herculids meteor shower tonight: when is the peak and other key UK dates
Stargazers have already enjoyed the Eta Aquarids meteor shower earlier this month, but could there be another phenomenon about to grace our skies? Here, we have compiled a complete guide on when, where and how you can see all the meteor showers of 2022. What exactly is a meteor shower? Perspective makes meteor showers appear to emanate from a single point in the sky known as the shower radiant. Meteor showers in 2022Perseid meteor showerThe Perseid meteor shower will hit its peak between August 12 and 13 in 2022, allowing stargazers to witness around 160 and 200 meteors entering Earth's atmosphere every single hour.
American wage slaves: the sadness of life in the 70s – in pictures
Releasing My Father 1979 The day before his father’s death, this self- portrait shows Hare grimacing in an expression of extreme emotion that could suggest either pain or joy. Taken at Nicholl Knob, his favoured ‘power spot’ overlooking the San Francisco Bay, it was selected from the ‘three delayed exposures’ he made because of its ‘incredibly perfect alignment with my finger tips right on the horizon’. The alignment of the image was even more a matter of time than of space, prophetically, according to Hare, synchronising his life to his father’s.
The best of the UK’s most epic walking trails in 2-3 days
South West Coast PathTotal length Minehead to Poole, 630 milesBest bit Bude to Tintagel, 21 milesHow to sum up England’s longest National Trail in one weekend? Photograph: John Hayward/AlamyTotal length Prestatyn to Chepstow, 177 milesBest bit Knighton to Hay-on-Wye, 28 milesIt takes about two weeks to walk the remains of Offa’s Dyke along the English/Welsh border. “It has three fine waterfalls, plus the apocalyptic canyon of High Cup, the best sight along the entire trail,” he says. Photograph: UK Churches/AlamyTotal length Worcester to Shoreham-by-Sea, 625 milesBest bit Boscobel loop from Cosford, Shropshire, 31 milesThe Monarch’s Way is both historically authentic and brilliantly bonkers. More information nationaltrail.co.ukCoast to Coast WalkA Coast to Coast walker near Grasmere.
Japan to approve morning-after pill – but partner’s consent will be required
Women in Japan could be forced to seek their partner’s consent before being prescribed the morning-after pill, which will reportedly be approved late this year – almost four decades after it was made available to women in the UK. Under Japan’s 1948 Maternal Protection Law, consent is already required for surgical abortions – with very few exceptions – a policy that campaigners say tramples over women’s reproductive rights. Campaigners are calling on health authorities to ditch the rule requiring women to gain written consent from their partners before a doctor can prescribe a course of abortion drugs. Japan took nine years to approve oral contraceptives, in 1999, but only six months to approve the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. “The reality is that for some women, abortion is not possible for financial reasons,” Shirai said.
I’ve finally put something on eBay that people want – now I wish I hadn’t | Zoe Williams
It was so exciting when eBay first started, a final reckoning with the fact that we all, between us, had enough stuff. I’d end up with a closing bid of £1.28, having gifted myself administrative posting tasks that would reach into the following month. And so, years in, I’ve finally posted something for sale that people want. Instantly, people were going round the back, messaging privately, playing hardball. Finally, I have figured out what old-school capitalism had going for it – frictionless trade.
How it really feels to meet the Queen at Lord's - England captains share their memories
I hadn’t met him before but I gave him a lift back to Lord’s to show him the place. On the way, he said how the Queen confirmed she had read his poems, and how she had interesting things to say about them. “I was mortified, when I later took on the same role, to discover that we were serving him house wine,” Gatting remembers. “As president of the Lord’s Taverners, I would talk to him often in his library. We want to see the Long Room, we’re proud to meet the Queen.
Japan trial tour canceled after foreign tourist catches COVID
A trial package tour for inbound travelers in Japan has been canceled after one of four Thais taking part tested positive for the coronavirus, the tourism agency has said. The group was in Oita Prefecture when the traveler’s infection was confirmed Monday. The individual, who has no fever, is expected to quarantine in a repurposed facility for people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The travel agency that hosted the tour is coordinating with authorities to deal with the situation.
Ukraine war: Polish prime minister tells Sky News 'We would like Putin to be removed, of course'
Ukraine war: Polish prime minister tells Sky News 'We would like Putin to be removed, of course'The statement comes as the EU has agreed to ban around 75% of Russian oil imports.
Champions League final: Fan videos of crowding and pepper spray
Videos taken by fans as they moved through the Stade de France show huge queues, and police using pepper spray on crowds. The BBC has put some of these videos together, which show the chaotic scenes that unfolded at the Champions League final in Paris. You can read more about the story here.
After Ukraine, 'whole world' is a customer for Turkish drone, maker says
Ukraine’s destruction of Russian artillery systems and armored vehicles with Turkish Bayraktar TB2 aerial drones has made “the whole world” a customer, according to its designer. Selcuk Bayraktar, who runs the Istanbul firm Baykar with his brother Haluk, said the drones had shown how technology was revolutionizing modern warfare.
Tsai Ing-wen says U.S. National Guard planning 'cooperation' with Taiwan military
The United States is planning on “cooperation” between its National Guard and Taiwan’s military, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, deepening security ties in the face of what Taipei’s government complains is a rising threat from China. The United States is Chinese-claimed Taiwan’s most important international supporter and arms supplier, despite the lack of formal diplomatic ties. China has been stepping up its military activities near Taiwan to assert its sovereignty claims.
Many in Japan unaware smoking still banned for 18- and 19-year-olds
Over 30% of people in Japan age 20 or over do not know that smoking remains prohibited for those age 18 and 19, even after the April 1 lowering of the legal age of adulthood in the country from 20 to 18, a survey showed Tuesday. The results of the survey, which was conducted by the National Cancer Center, were released to coincide with World No Tobacco Day, designated by the World Health Organization for the final day of May.
Huge blaze at Omaha chemical plant forces residents to evacuate their homes
AdvertisementA massive fire raging at a chemical plant in Omaha, Nebraska, has forced residents to evacuate their homes as black plumes of smoke billow over the area. Fire fighters responded to the three alarm fire around 7pm on Monday night at the Nox-Crete, Inc. chemical plant, just south of downtown Omaha. Fire crews initially retreated from the flames once they realized there were likely propane tanks and combustible chemicals inside the plant. Pottawattamie County Emergency Management said that the smoke rising from the chemical plant posed no risks of toxicity outside of the evacuation zone. Omaha Fire Department said that the explosions were likely cause by propane tanks and chemicals igniting inside the building.
All 22 bodies retrieved from Nepal plane crash
Nepali rescuers have retrieved the bodies of all 22 people from a plane that crashed into a Himalayan mountainsidePokhara (Nepal) (AFP) – Nepali rescuers have retrieved the bodies of all 22 people from a plane that crashed in the Himalayas, authorities said Tuesday as they began identifying the victims. Poor safety recordAccording to the Aviation Safety Network website, the aircraft was made by Canada's de Havilland and took its first flight more than 40 years ago. Nepal's aviation industry has long been plagued by poor safety due to insufficient training and maintenance PRAKASH MATHEMA AFPBut it has been plagued by poor safety due to insufficient training and maintenance. In March 2018, a US-Bangla Airlines plane crash-landed near Kathmandu's notoriously difficult international airport, killing 51 people and seriously injuring 20. That accident was Nepal's deadliest since 1992, when all 167 people aboard a Pakistan International Airlines plane died when it crashed on approach to Kathmandu airport.
Health report co-host says vaccine is good protection against flu
Co-host of 'the health report' on RN Tegan Taylor says the vaccine is providing good protection against this year's flu strain.
[Photo News] ALL CLEANED UP
A 19th century folding screen painting from Korea, “The Joyous Banquet of Guo Ziyi,” owned by the Art Institute of Chicago, is revealed to the press Monday after extensive conservation work. Jung-jae Conservation Center began work on the Joseon period work last August, funded by the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation. Regarded by experts as being on par with royal court paintings, the restored folding screen will be available for public viewing at the Art Institute of Chicago starting July 2. (Photos: Yonhap)(hykim@heraldcorp.com)
Cats shot dead at US air base in Gunsan: tipster
Feral cats were shot dead at a US air base in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, a tipster told The Korea Herald.Military personnel at the US Air Force’s Kunsan Air Base shot cats with pellet guns as a part of the Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Striking Hazard program, according to the tip from a person who participated in the BASH program firsthand in 2020.“The man in charge at the time openly bragged to me how he loved to shoot anything because he was authorized to do so, and he especially liked trying to get the cats,” said the tipster.According to a post uploaded on the base’s website in 2007 under the title of “BASH program is booming at Kunsan,” the scheme was implemented to keep runways clear of animals.“Airmen patrol the flightline daily using three primary methods to deter these hazards. Those methods include predator calls, noise cannons and shotguns,” the post read.But the tipster claimed that animals were killed even though they didn’t pose risks to the aircraft. The tipster, who said he dropped out of the BASH mission after just one ride with crew members, provided a photo of a dead cat supposedly shot dead by the team.“I found the cat about a mile from the aircraft flightline, meaning it didn’t pose any risk to aircraft, and because it was near the populated part of the base, it never should’ve been shot there,” he said.The Kunsan Air Base did not reply to an email asking about the BASH program.Last week, public broadcaster KBS reported that some 10 feral cats were shot dead at Osan Air Base, another US Air Force base located in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. A video showed someone who appears to be military personnel firing at a cat crouching in a cage with an air gun.Since July last year, the base began killing cats by shooting because euthanasia drugs are expensive and veterinarians can become traumatized. The practice has been stopped from the beginning of this year, an official at Osan said.By Park Han-na ( hnpark@heraldcorp.com
Taiwan air force training jet crashes, killing 23-year-old pilot, soon after 30 PLA warplanes fly past island
Taiwan Lieutenant Hsu Ta-chun, died in a crash during a training mission, after flying AT-3 trainer jet from the air force base in Kangshan, near Kaohsiung, on May 31, 2022. Photo: Handout
Roosevelt Blvd: Philadelphia's 'corridor of death'
Roosevelt Blvd: Philadelphia's 'corridor of death'Amid a national surge in traffic fatalities, Black communities have been especially hard hit. Those sobering statistics could give new momentum to plans to redesign Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia's “corridor of death.” (May 31)
Funerals start in Uvalde as visitors pay respects
Funerals start in Uvalde as visitors pay respectsMourners paid their respects to 10-year-old Amerie Jo Garza Monday at a funeral home in Uvalde, Texas. The funeral home is directly across the street from the school where Amerie, her classmates and two teachers, were shot to death May 24th.
Uvalde locals grapple with school chief's role
Uvalde locals grapple with school chief's roleThe blame for an excruciating delay in killing the gunman at a Texas elementary school - even as parents outside begged police to rush in and panicked children called 911 from inside - has been placed with the school district's police chief.
Woman who is sexually attracted to planes wants to marry toy Boeing
A woman in love with a plane insists her desire is not a flight of fancy. Sarah calls the Boeing Dicki and hopes to wed one day, even though it is illegal in Germany. The Dortmund resident identifies as an Objectum Sexual, meaning that she is sexually attracted to inanimate objects. Sarah identifies as Objectum Sexual, meaning that she is sexually attracted to inanimate objects. MERCURY PRESSSarah says she is particularly attracted to Dicki’s face, wings and engine.
Three people shot at end of Memorial Day in NYC
Three people were shot and a man was attacked with a wrench on the subway in the final hours of Memorial Day weekend in New York City. A teenager walked into Harlem Hospital with a gunshot wound to his midsection at around 8:15 p.m., police said. The 19-year-old man told officials he heard shots and felt pain, but was “uncooperative” with the investigation, according to the NYPD. Five minutes later, a 21-year-old man was shot in his knee in the Woodstock section of the Bronx. A Goldman Sachs employee was shot down while heading to brunch on a Q Train in Manhattan earlier this month.
Egypt unearths trove of artifacts, 250 mummies in ancient necropolis
Placeholder while article actions loadArchaeologists in Egypt announced Monday that they had uncovered a trove of ancient artifacts at the necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo, including mummies and bronze statues dating back 2,500 years. Both are ancient Egyptian funerary texts. Ancient finds have been made across the country in recent years, bringing fresh understanding of the dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt. The beer, researchers hypothesized, was used in burial rituals for Egypt’s earliest kings. The Saqqara necropolis, where the latest discoveries were made, was part of the burial grounds for the ancient capital, Memphis.
Families will skip meals to deal with the cost-of-living crisis, UN special advocate says
According to the World Bank's latest Commodity Markets Outlook report, energy prices in 2022 are expected to rise by over 50%, while wheat prices forecast to soar by more than 40%. "An increase of food prices of the magnitude that we're seeing, of energy prices, basically will mean that a lot of families are going to have from three or two meals a day to have one meal a day. And this in turn, will actually give, probably, will be the source of even more instability in other regions. So that worries me a lot," Maxima said, speaking exclusively to CNBC last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Maxima, the U.N. secretary-general's special advocate for inclusive finance for development, told CNBC that the pandemic has pushed many more into extreme poverty and increases in the price of fertilizers could have short- and longer-term implications.
Madonna makes surprise appearance at college graduation show
Written by Leah Dolan, CNNMadonna and FKA Twigs were spotted front row at the Central Saint Martins (CSM) undergraduate fashion show on Tuesday. FKA Twigs and Madonna attend the Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Graduate Show in Granary Square. When scanned, users were taken to a specially engineered Instagram filter that contained renders of the designs. This year, knitwear designer Alice Morell Evans received the grand prize for her sculptural crochet pieces. Runners up included womenswear designer Emil Dernbach and Fashion Design and Marketing graduate, Diana Sträng.
Art Basel returns to Hong Kong, scaled-back but playing the long game
That's the message organizers of Art Basel want to get out. Another notable feature was the focus on Hong Kong galleries and artists, both of which were able to claim more of the spotlight. Though the viability of the global art fair concept has also been debated upon in recent years. Indeed, just two floors above this year's Art Basel, Christie's was holding its live spring auctions. "We've had 10 years in Hong Kong... and if you think about our journey together it's been bright," said Ooi of the fair's commitment to the city.
Nepal says bodies of all 22 victims of plane crash recovered
Member of Nepal Army carries the body of a victim of the Tara Air passenger plane, that crashed with 22 people on board while on its way to Jomsom, from the helicopter at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Navesh ChitrakarKATHMANDU, May 31 (Reuters) - The bodies of all 22 people, including 19 passengers and three crew members, who were on board a plane that crashed into a Himalayan mountainside in Nepal two days ago have been recovered, an official said on Tuesday. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register"Rescuers have recovered all 22 bodies from the crash site," Deo Chandra Lal Karna, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) told Reuters. Bodies of 10 victims were brought to Kathmandu on Monday, and the remaining 12 bodies would be flown into the capital on Tuesday, the CAAN official said. In early 2018, a US-Bangla Airlines flight from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed on landing and caught fire, killing 51 of the 71 people on board.
Life in Ukraine's post-siege Mariupol: barter markets and Russian TV
Local residents are seen next to belongings stacked in front of an apartment building before their departure in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander ErmochenkoMay 30 (Reuters) - People are slowly starting to return to the streets of the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, pummeled by weeks of shelling from Russian forces and now fully under Russian control. She had decided not to leave the city, although her apartment had been damaged. One woman - who did not give her name - said few products were left after looting plagued the city. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has described Mariupol as "completely destroyed", but Moscow has pledged to rebuild it.
Playbook Paris: Borne vise la Nupes— Le retour d’Hidalgo — Sanctions russes, épisode 6 – POLITICO
Ou encore : “Ils ont la radicalité des slogans et des postures, quand nous incarnons la radicalité des actes et des résultats.”Ça fait un peu peur. Dans le cénacle de ceux qui discutent avec la maire de Paris, on la joue faussement tranquille. Comme dans la corrida, on est dans la phase où on se pique pour se saigner un peu…”Tenus par le bout de la Nupes. Il se rend à 9h30 à l’Haÿ-les-Roses pour participer à un café citoyen et à une déambulation avec Roxana Maracineanu. Un grand merci à : Giorgio Leali, notre éditeur Jules Darmanin, Julie Tomiche pour la veille et Grace Stranger pour la mise en ligne.
Young caregivers ‘exist in the shadows,’ offer crucial help
Ronan helps care for his father who suffers from ALS and is dependent on a ventilator and around the clock care. Ronan helps care for his father who suffers from ALS and is dependent on a ventilator and around the clock care. Some kids are the only caregivers patients have, while others fill in when visiting nurses or other help is not available. “They exist in the shadows,” said Kavanaugh, an associate professor of social work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Caregiving is a task that children like Ronan and Keaton take seriously and something that their mom hopes will shape them into empathetic, strong young men.
‘Very angry’: Uvalde locals grapple with school chief’s role
A school building stands behind a tree with an American flag and crime scene tape at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Monday, May 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)A school building stands behind a tree with an American flag and crime scene tape at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Monday, May 30, 2022. The 50-year-old has spent much of a nearly 30-year career in law enforcement in Uvalde, returning in 2020 to take the head police job at the school district. Communication is key.”McCraw said Friday that minutes after the gunman entered the school, city police officers entered through the same door. ___More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://apnews.com/hub/school-shootings
Empty spaces, broken hearts in a Texas town gutted by loss
Empty spaces, broken hearts in a Texas town gutted by lossUVALDE, Texas (AP) — Josie Albrecht drove frantically from house to house, retracing the school bus route she drives twice a day, delivering Uvalde’s children safely to and from school. We can’t let my kids, my grandkids live like this for the rest of their lives and for their kids’ lives,” he said. She feels helpless, because she knows so many people who lost children, and she has no idea what to say to console them. “I don’t know why he decided to kill my friends,” said the boy, bouncing nervously on a trampoline. They also don’t know what to say when he tells them he doesn’t want to go back to school in the fall.
Airbnb Is Exiting China. Rival Apps Are Very Popular.
Americans may have trouble understanding the maze of competition in China that confronts companies like home-sharing app Airbnb, which said it would close its domestic business in the country. Airbnb was fifth, with 19% of respondents in China saying they had used the app in the last year. China is full of dedicated short-term rental facilities, serving as sort of mini hotels, offering shared and private rooms. Airbnb opened its mainland China business in 2016, and the business accounted for about 1% of the company’s overall revenue for the last few years, Barron’s previously reported. On an earnings call on May 3, the only mention of China came from chairman and CEO Brian Chesky, who said: “China is primarily an outbound business.
Uvalde: Visitations, funerals, and burials, one after another
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students — the start of summer break. Instead on Monday, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered at funeral visitations. Greg Abbott, speaking at a Memorial Day event in Longview, urged Texans to keep Uvalde in their prayers. “And as Texans, we must come together and lift up Uvalde and support them in every way that we possibly can. ___More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting
Victim suffering from life-threatening injuries following stabbing in Dorchester
A stabbing in Dorchester Monday night resulted in life-threatening injuries, police said. Police went to the area of 4 Beauford Lane in Dorchester at about 7:57 p.m. after receiving a report of a person shot, Sergeant Detective John Boyle said. The victim was taken to a hospital, he said.
Nine arrested, 10 guns recovered in Boston within 90 minutes Monday
Arrests in both incidents were the result of two separate Boston police Youth Violence Strike Force investigations, Boston police said in a statement late Monday night. Boston police arrested nine people and recovered 10 guns within 90 minutes Monday in two separate incidents in Dorchester and Mattapan, one of which led to alleged assaults on police, officials said. Officers recovered three firearms: one that was allegedly discarded by Lewis and two that were allegedly discarded by Jacob-Barrows as they were fleeing, police said. Less than 90 minutes later, at about 6:15 p.m., officers arrested seven suspects and found seven firearms in the area of 17 Elizabeth St. in Mattapan, police said. All seven suspects from that incident are set to be arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court, police said.
Ask Amy: A child’s question yields vague answers
Dear Amy: My partner “Michael’s” father, “Ned” walked out on their family when Michael was a teenager. AdvertisementIn the years following the divorce, Ned made little and then no effort to keep in touch with his children. AdvertisementMichael and I now have a wonderful son together, and while we know Ned is aware of this through mutual friends and family, Ned has never reached out. We have accepted that this man will likely never be a part of our son’s life, but how do we tell our son that? Sign up here to receive the Ask Amy newsletter to get advice e-mailed to your inbox every morning, and for a limited time — get the book "Ask Amy: Essential Wisdom from America’s Favorite Advice Columnist" for $5.
Ask Amy: A child’s question yields vague answers
Dear Amy: My partner “Michael’s” father, “Ned” walked out on their family when Michael was a teenager. AdvertisementMichael and I now have a wonderful son together, and while we know Ned is aware of this through mutual friends and family, Ned has never reached out. Ask Amy Daily No-nonsense advice for better living delivered to your inbox every morning. For a limited time, sign up for the Ask Amy newsletter and get the book “Ask Amy: Essential Wisdom from America’s Favorite Advice Columnist” for $5. Sign up here to receive the Ask Amy newsletter to get advice e-mailed to your inbox every morning, and for a limited time — get the book "Ask Amy: Essential Wisdom from America’s Favorite Advice Columnist" for $5.
Accused dealer in Spring Break overdoses indicted
Advertisement[ PREVIOUSLY: Arrest made in Spring Break overdoses; victims include West Point football player ]Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Casseus on March 11 on a drug trafficking charge in the undercover selling. He was suspected of selling the laced drugs to the Spring Breakers but had not been charged in that incident until the federal indictment earlier this month. After the six Spring Breakers ingested the lines, witnesses said they started to show signs they were overdosing. (WSVN-7/Courtesy)The undercover detective contacted Casseus the next day on the phone number he gave to the Spring Breakers at the beach. It was Swizzy who met the Spring Breakers who said they wanted to buy drugs.
Rising US traffic deaths put focus on one Philadelphia road
The thought haunts Latanya Byrd years after a driver racing down Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia struck and killed her 27-year-old niece, Samara Banks, and three of Banks’ young sons as they crossed the 12-lane road. And now, amid a national surge in traffic fatalities and studies showing Black communities have been hit even harder during the pandemic, plans to redesign the city’s “corridor of death” could be gaining traction. Roosevelt Boulevard is an almost 14-mile chaotic maze that passes through some of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods and census tracts with the highest poverty rates. Federal officials have pledged to prioritize equity in the wake of a disproportionate 23% jump in Black traffic fatalities in 2020. Preliminary data from the Philadelphia Police Department showed a decrease in 2021 to 133 fatalities, still above pre-pandemic levels.
Empty spaces, broken hearts in a Texas town gutted by loss
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Josie Albrecht drove frantically from house to house, retracing the school bus route she drives twice a day, delivering Uvalde’s children safely to and from school. But before she could pick them up and drive them home, a gunman walked into their school and started shooting. A few days later, she brought a toy school bus to place at his cross at the memorial. “Our kids can’t live like this, they can’t. We can’t let my kids, my grandkids live like this for the rest of their lives and for their kids’ lives,” he said.
Residents evacuate as fire rages at Omaha chemical company
(AP) — Fire raged through a chemical company Monday night just southwest of downtown Omaha, forcing some nearby residents to evacuate and leaving thousands without power. Omaha firefighters estimated it would be hours before the fire could be controlled. Those living nearby were initially encouraged to shelter in place, but an alert just before 9 p.m. urged residents between 13th and 20th, Leavenworth to Martha to evacuate. Those who could not evacuate were urged to stay inside with the windows closed. Omaha Public Power District said more than 2,500 customers were without electricity in the neighborhoods near the fire.
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EU leaders agree to ban 90% of Russian oil by year-endBRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have agreed to embargo most Russian oil imports into the bloc by year-end. The embargo covers Russian oil brought in by sea, allowing a temporary exemption for imports delivered by pipeline. That comes as the European Union agreed to a partial embargo of Russian oil in an attempt to pressure Moscow to end the war. Hurricane Agatha sets May record, then weakens over MexicoPUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Agatha has made history as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane center. This year it will be notable for the absence of Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.
Virgin Atlantic’s easing of cabin crew tattoo policy marks industry shift
Virgin’s easing of its policy on employees displaying tattoos marks a significant shift in an industry that has long had strict criteria on who is suitable to be cabin crew and how they should look. In the early days, flight attendants were often the sons of businessmen who had financed the airlines. A story in the New York Times in 1936 said women were selected based on their physical characteristics. The UK government’s National Careers Service says: “There are rules about height and weight – these vary between airlines. In 2016, a US poll found that 29% of people had a tattoo, up from 21% four years before.
Shanghai starts to dismantle fences as Covid lockdown due to end
“It’s hard to believe it’s actually happening.”A resident gets haircut on a street in Shanghai. Residents will have to get Covid tests every 72 hours to take public transport and enter public venues. China is alone among major countries enforcing an uncompromising “zero Covid” policy that aims to eradicate all outbreaks as soon as they occur at just about any cost. A survey of more than 600 members found 74% were “seriously impacted” by Covid zero policies, with almost 50% delaying planning investments. Shanghai reported 31 cases for 30 May, down from 67 a day earlier, all within controlled areas.
Don’t ‘over-egg’ the Queen, Platinum Jubilee pageant organisers warned
Buckingham Palace has asked the organisers of the Platinum Jubilee pageant not to “over-egg” the Queen and her family, as anti-royalists are factored into the celebrations. Pageant planners have been instructed to avoid “over-glorifying or over-egging”, as well as anything that looks “too aggrandising”, during the Sunday grand finale, the director has said. David Zolkwer said the final performance was designed to “not take itself quite so seriously” and that republicans would be included alongside “strident royalists”. “What’s interesting is that the feedback we’re getting is that if we’re over-glorifying, or over-egging, or if anything looks too aggrandising – that’s what they’re not comfortable with,” he told the Radio Times. “What they’re doing is ensuring that every reference to the Queen is appropriate.”A palace source confirmed the direction - explaining that the Queen and the wider Royal family do not believe the jubilee should be just about them, but a chance for the monarchy to “thank the public”.
Hospital heart attack admissions plunged during Covid pandemic
The study found that there was a 34 per cent drop in heart operations across the world. The study found that, globally, the number of people dying from any cause among patients in hospital after having had a major heart attack or heart failure was up by 17 per cent. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) warned that more than 300,000 people in England are currently waiting for treatment. The longer people wait for treatment for a heart attack, the greater the damage to their heart muscle, causing complications that can be fatal or cause chronic ill-health. “Without this, we will continue to see heart attacks, lasting heart damage or even premature deaths that could have been avoided.
‘Young, gay people being out and happy? It’s revolutionary!’ Meet the Heartstopper generation
The idea that the show might end as it did – with a tear-jerkingly joyful celebration of young queer love in full bloom, depicted gorgeously – seemed impossible. And yet, something about Heartstopper, Doctor Who and this news from the world of football sat a little differently. “Young, British gay people being out and happy? A report by Just Like Us, a British LGBTQ+ youth charity, last year found 42% of LGBTQ+ school pupils have been bullied in the past year, double the number of their non-LGBTQ+ peers. There’s no denying much has changed since Queer As Folk, the series he wrote about three young gay men living in Manchester, was first released in 1999.
NHS ‘needs 10 per cent more beds to tackle ambulance delays and A&E waits’
The NHS needs to increase its bed capacity by almost 10 per cent to tackle ambulance delays and A&E waiting times, according to a new report. Analysis by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine found the UK had lost almost 25,000 beds across the health service since 2010-11. The reduction has significant consequences for patients, the college said, including long waits to be admitted via A&E, an increase in ambulance handover delays and call-outs and cancelled operations. However, the college suggested a longer-term “realistic goal” of achieving the same bed capacity as in 2017-18, which would require an additional 10,000 beds - an eight per cent increase. The warning comes after A&E waiting times and ambulance delays hit record highs.
Judge names sperm donor who didn't tell women of incurable condition
A judge has taken the rare step of naming a sperm donor who fathered children with fifteen lesbian women - despite knowing he had Fragile X syndrome. He chose to be a sperm donor despite knowing he could not go through a clinic because he has Fragile X syndrome, she said in a handed down judgment, and she had no confidence he would not act as a sperm donor in future. The judge branded EG and SW irresponsible for using him as a sperm donor without making proper inquiries but accepted that EG was desperate for a child. Around a third of those with Fragile X suffer from autism, with difficulty socialising and speaking. There is no cure for the rare condition which occurs in 1 in 4000 males and 1 in 6000 females.
Video: Defenceless man restrained as group attacks him in New York subway
Video: Rough justice: New Yorkers are filmed battering man on NYC subway platform after 'he tried to sexually assault a girl on a train'A group of men attack a man in a New York subway. The NYPD is asking for the public's help in identifying the attackers and having them arrested. One man is holding the defenceless man as others punch him.
Elon Musk humor site's Twitter account they're not funny because they are 'woke'
It all started when Musk, 50, posted a meme by Hard Drive magazine without giving credit to the site on Memorial Day. The official Hard Drive account replied to the meme asking the world's richest man to stop 'cropping our names off our articles.' Musk responded by telling Hard Drive's Twitter account that they were 'less funny than SNL on a bad day.' The website began in 2014 as The Hard Times, in 2017 it expanded to a new vertical that was focused on gaming, named Hard Drive. Saincome added: 'I think he just loves Hard Drive and didn't have anyone to spend Memorial Day with besides us.'
Rescue divers searching alligator-infested water for missing mother and son are covered by SNIPERS
Rescue divers in Florida received cover from snipers as they searched alligator-infested waters for a mother and son whose car careened into a roadside pond on Friday. 'The vehicle lost control, overturned driving off of the roadway into the pond,' Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho said in the aftermath. 'Dive teams from fire rescue and Miami-Dade Police did their search and rescue, and were able to rescue an adult female and adult male inside of the vehicle at the time.' Authorities were also able to pull the car out of the water, and it was later towed away. Eventually, the crews were able to locate the blue minivan with Laza and Matos still inside, and first responders proceeded to administer CPR to the elderly woman.
Is Social Media Ruining Your Social Life?
Next Story : Revamp Interiors With The Asian Paints Colour Of The Year Transcendent PinkIllustartions: Dhanashree KoliThere is a life beyond screens. By Ritu AilaniLet them know we smile, we laugh, we love our life. We love our life. We love our likes, our comments, our common interests being that we like being liked.” A Chicago-based performing arts student Shea Glover recited these lines in her spoken word poem Social Media. He says, “Because we’ve allowed unfettered access to these dopamine-producing devices and media, millennials don’t know how to form deep, meaningful relationships.
EPA under fire over handling of contaminated soil from the West Gate Tunnel
A scathing report from the Victorian Ombudsman has found the state's environmental regulator failed to consider the human rights of residents over the dumping of toxic soil from the west gate tunnel project.
Meet the real life Iron Man training paramedics to save lives in jet suits
This is the first time a Great North Air Ambulance paramedic has flown a jet suit up a mountain in the UK’s Lake District.
Single Moms On Finding Love Again
Yet, there are women out there who have managed to free themselves from these shackles and found love again. “There are lots of men like this around – men who are looking for a strong, self-made woman,” she says, advising other single moms to hang in there. Marriage can feel like that sometimes.” Shrividya Ramamurthy, who offered us this analogy to marriage, got married at just 18. Things didn’t feel right from the get-go, but, before she could say ‘Jack Robinson’, she already had her daughter. Today, at 53, Saba is much more sure of herself.She’s not against love, but has made the choice to be single and loves living life on her own terms.
Short Hairstyles For Girls To Take Inspirations From Celebs
It’s an exceptional choice for girls who want to have their tresses short, but not too short. With short, asymmetrical layers, you’ll be surprised at how bouncy your curls suddenly are, boosting that natural volume further. How should I take care of short hair? How can I grow my short hair faster? How do I style short hair?
First cruise ship to depart Australia since pandemic
The first cruise ship to depart Australia since the start of the pandemic is leaving Sydney today.
Hyundai E&C showcases new Hillstate apartment complex in Yangju
Local builder Hyundai Engineering & Construction opened a model house for its new Hillstate Yangju Okjeong Patio Foret housing complex on May 13.Customers can tour the model house until June 12 after making a reservation through Hillstate Patio Foret’s official website. A virtual tour is also available.The new building can accommodate up to 809 households in 84-square-meter block houses. A complex-wide children’s sports class and Pilates class will also be operated.Nearby educational facilities range from elementary, middle and high schools to a private educational institution complex. Commuters can reach Seoul in about 40 minutes by taking the Guri-Pocheon expressway. Seoul Subway Line No.
'Hard to believe it's actually happening': Shanghai to lift COVID lockdown
A worker dismantles barriers at a residential area, as the city prepares to end the lockdown placed to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China May 31, 2022. "It's hard to believe it's actually happening." "This is a day that we dreamed of for a very long time," Shanghai government spokeswoman Yin Xin told reporters. Julian MacCormac, chair of the British Chamber in China, said Shanghai brought COVID under control at "very significant personal and economic cost". "It’s worth celebrating," said one volunteer at the testing site, who was more optimistic about COVID than those getting their noses swabbed.
China sends 30 warplanes into Taiwan air defence zone
He said China was "already flirting with danger right now by flying so close" to Taiwan, and issued his strongest warning to China yet, saying the US would be willing to respond military if Beijing were to invade the island.
The Strange and Terrifying Ideas of Neoreactionaries ? Current Affairs
Sandifer spoke with editor-in-chief Nathan J. Robinson on the Current Affairs podcast to sort things out. One of the things I do for Current Affairs is read right-wing books and review them. You could write a really good cyberpunk dystopia off of the ideas espoused by Curtis Yarvin. And so a lot of tech bro people are really, really into him because he makes them feel good. RobinsonCarlson presented Yarvin as this fascinating intellectual who is silenced by the mainstream but who has really, really valuable and interesting ideas.
Street Prophets Coffee Hour: Memorial Day
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Day Is Done ...
Today, Memorial Day, CBS marks the third year of inviting musicians of all ages, abilities and instruments to join in the playing of Taps at 3 PM local time wherever they feel most comfortable and meaningful. His tradition of playing Taps soon caught the attention of his neighbors who share that as soon as they heard the melody begin, they would stop what they were doing and stand at attention to pay their respects. In July of 1862, following the bloody Seven Days battles, Union Brigadier General Daniel Adams Butterfield wanted a more melodic tune than the traditional Lights Out – a rather harsh bugle call signaling the end of the day that was borrowed from the French. The next day, I was visited by several buglers from neighboring Brigades, asking for copies of the music, which I gladly furnished. https://clintonwhitehouse5.archives.gov/remembrance/taps.htmlThis more emotive Taps soon was adopted throughout the military.
Freedom Clinics
So even if the evil governor allows choice to be outlawed, the police in Austin will take no action against the woman nor the provider. I also think we should name all of these clinics, Freedom Clinics. Or Freedom Place. Or just Freedom. Not just because of unsafe abortions; but because carrying to term is a much higher health risk than abortion.
They died. All We Have to do is Vote. Memorial Day Thoughts.
On Memorial Day 1997, my wife and I were in a town called Saint Avold on France’s Eastern Border with Germany. In Saint Avold there is an American military cemetery where 10,000 G.I.’s are buried, the largest number in any Second World War cemetery, many from the Battle of the Bulge. We happened to be in Saint Avold on American Memorial Day. Until a few years ago, there was just a small commemoration of American Memorial Day at the Saint Avold cemetery, attended mostly by the American staff. But through the efforts of Bertrand Cerf* and others, it has come to be a major Franco-American event, with equal participation by the French military, clergy and elected officials.
If only Republicans were as anti-abortion as they are anti-gun deaths.....
Thinking of having an abortion? Legal prohibitions are not a solution, since some women will have abortions no matter what laws are passed. Women thinking of having an abortion should seek mental health treatment. The solution for bad women having abortions is more good women having abortions. Law-abiding women should not be punished with abortions laws and restrictions just because other women have had abortions.
White to move Mate in two #16
"You have to work out how White, playing as usual up the board, can force checkmate in two moves, however Black defends." *It's been noted that there are integral flaws in my presentation of these Chess Puzzles. I've enjoyed the Community response and yes, I've enjoyed the challenges. *Perhaps there's enough interest to form a Community DKos group? I'd certainly join: 20 OPENING MOVES or DKOS CHESS PUZZLES.
Sad, mad jukebox
Guns, vindictiveness, grief. The last two weeks have been so mixed up. 's got them images, the T.V. 's got them allIt's not shocking! That's in meIs it not in you?
Kitchen Table Kibitzing ~ 5.30.22 ~ tids and bits
I’m off all drugs now, my brain is almost back and lucky for me my pups sleep a lot. Reasons to be Cheerful is a non-profit editorial project that is tonic for tumultuous times. We tell stories that reveal that there are, in fact, a surprising number of reasons to feel cheerful. Many of these reasons come in the form of smart, proven, replicable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. The black cat neighbourhood Licking, licking on the street Licking, licking on the street You know you're not inviteed Tidbits, tidbits are all you
Last week in Japanese News 5/22/2022-5/28/2022
This week, I will try not to get so behind and hopefully get the entire week. In addition, a crane has been used on the Yahagi River water intake facility in order to expedite the flow of water through the temporary pump. The training was held on the assumption that typhoons would cause the Tama River at Kunitachi City, Tokyo to flood and that that would inundate roads, etc. Tokyo Sky Tree was completed in 2012 and May 22 marks the 10th anniversary of its opening. A 66-year-old woman who lived in the neighborhood said, "No more than a week ago I noticed a large school of fish.
Insomniacs' Late Night Venthole
Plotting vengeance for my waking her up to take her pictureThis Vent-Hole (hereinafter known as IVH) if lost or stolen will not be replaced or purchase price refunded. Violation of IVH rules will result in expulsion without refund. A copy of IVH rules can be obtained from one or more members wearing tie-dyed Oxford shirts after written requests. I was under the weather, which was too bad, because the weather's been very nice. Eight of us political co-conspirators sat in the sun and brainstormed about how to engage volunteers when everyone feels so broken.
Overnight News Digest: Uvalde, TX mourns this Memorial Day
Officials say he suffered a fatal wound to the neck after shrapnel pierced the armoured vehicle he was travelling in. A French journalist working in Ukraine has been killed near the battle-hit city of Severodonetsk in the east. The city - Ukraine's second-largest - faced intense bombardment in the war's first months, with images showing tower blocks flattened to rubble. Democrats in some blue states are making fresh efforts to reinvigorate proposals toward what gun control advocates call “evidence-based policy interventions”. "Shame!," gun control advocates chanted outside the venue, to which supporters of the powerful gun lobby organization responded: "Arm the teachers."
Top Comments: Memorial Day Weekend 2022 Edition
The juxtaposition of what Memorial Day commemorates with how the vast majority of Americans spend the day is always jarring to me. Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in our Armed Forces (Note it is NOT the same as Veterans Day, which honors those who served honorably in those same Armed Forces). Untold numbers of Ukrainian men, women and children have been deprived of life, liberty, and the very country they call home. Primarily white theocrats posing as elected officials and the ever-increasing title Justice work actively to take away MY rights to bodily autonomy, self-determination, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And yet, I took time to remember why we observe Memorial Day.
IAN: Tuesday, May 31, 2022: Open Thread Reveries
If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries. We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group! But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. So, IAN Open Thread time.
PWB Peeps Open Thread: Block Party!
Memorial Day is usually a good day for picnics, barbecues, and backyard parties. But regardless of the weather where you are, we can have a grand time right here. DancingGood foodI make my deviled eggs with mustard, honey, and a little pickle juice or a salad dressing for texture. If the skies are clear enough, we have a chance of a truly spectacular meteor shower this evening! PWBPeeps is a group that posts a daily diary and nightly open thread for animal lovers.
Some Good News Out of Colorado, as Gov. Polis Offers a Midterm Strategy
Jared Polis (D-CO)Colorado is a fascinating state. And in 2018, it elected Jared Polis as its first openly gay and Jewish governor. Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, wrote in 2020: Colorado Governor Jared Polis is Exhibiting Civility and Common Sense in the Midst of the Coronavirus PandemicOur state’s governor is Jared Polis, a first-term Democrat. Governor Polis and I disagree on many significant issues, but I have respected his leadership throughout this [Covid] crisis. (I think he’s being overly generous to today’s GOP, but it could be a tactical move.)
Daily Space: A revolution in telescopes is bringing deep space to those without deep pockets
Multiple people can connect to this network and, using the free app, view what’s going on with the scope. After around five minutes of getting all its elements aligned and software prepped, the app asks for a target, and you’re off. And you’re going to want to know, because what each image really takes is time. You can get a good, clear image, of a really small disc with moons showing up as bright points. You’re going to want something that costs a bit more.
Teachers and students go to school every day planning what they'd do in a mass shooting
“All day I have been imagining what I would do if someone came into my room with a gun today,” a California teacher said. Here are two Sandy Hook teachers talking about what they did to keep their classes safe while children and teachers in their school were being slaughtered. “You know, and I don't know if that's okay, you know, teachers ... 10 years later, Sandy Hook survivor Maggie LaBanca talks life after the shooting. pic.twitter.com/ryN7L2Cag1 — Lauren Koenig (@CNNLauren) May 26, 2022This should not be a part of the school experience.
After Roe is gone, even your prenatal care will depend on what state you live in
Being unable to find this structure could indicate a brain anomaly, or just that the scan was done too early. Doctors might also pick up evidence of a heart defect but not know how severe or fixable it is. Six states currently ban or restrict abortion on the basis of genetic anomalies, some, such as Tennessee’s statute, specifically reference Down syndrome. But others, such as North Dakota’s, extend broader prohibitions based on potentially even more severe conditions than Down syndrome. These tests are currently routine for pregnant women, but whether they stay that way in the future could depend on where you live and what you can afford.
Life and Death
We have become estranged from its expression in our environment, and in our connection with the reciprocity of Life and Death. The acknowledgement of one half of this dyad, which, characteristically is call the Life cycle, dwarfs the other and cancels their reciprocity. Life and death, Ken Wilbur suggests, can be seen as a vibration like an ocean wave - a sine wave representing a fluid movement from peak to trough in a singular, indivisible action. Any society alert to its local environment on which it is manifestly dependent for its sustenance, will have a fuller understanding of life and death than a society in which money mediates and obscures how its food is obtained - which in either case, is inevitably through the death of other living organisms or their domestication to human needs. Robert Graves shows how the rituals associated with a mythological rather than a scientific interpretation of existence balance life and death in ways that are mutually enriching.
Sonnet: I Hope She's Worth It, Paris
'Calcaneal Osteophyte (Bone Spur)'(Image by Dr. R.S. Pradeep Raj) Details DMCAIn a cemetery full of bone starsthere's nothing to see, as there is no light,and, what's more, there is no you in sight. Just Achilles' blackened heel full of spurs --pause in the false light of lost consciousnessthat fills the interstices of made timewith spacklings of reason, mythos and rhyme;tales of evolutionary progress. What Is grows dimmer as I reach and moon;my grasp is gone, and human light has peaked;the stars go out, one by one. Close your worldly eyes and feel his dismay.
Washington Lets Others Enjoy the Thrill of War
Would you like to know how many people have read this article? Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Meanwhile Zelensky spends his days pressing flesh,Reporters so swarm they recall Bangladesh,He loves the camera and the feeling is mute'Saying what he likes with no fear of refute,Since Washington as one over him gushes,Crying the blame can only be Russia's. It's now clear as day, this was planned from way back:To Nato expand and from Ukraine attack,'Cause being just a pole in a world multi-poleIs steak without salt, like putting with no hole. America wasn't made to play second fid',And will feel much better of competitors rid.
The great intervention
It means the way we liveHas upset the balanceAnd the animals are taking action. If they need a volcano or an earthquakeTo rouse them from theirDreamless torporI will happily shake their buildings to rubble. They have hunted me since time immemorial,Driven me into remote hiding,Where mountain lion bides her time. Let me be the omenOf our intervention. Hummingbird, tic and bat,They found their way inTo the wonder and chagrinOf those can-fed deadbeats, dog and cat.
Happy Trails followed by a note
His super power was his green ring and his will and his ability to manifest things. The difference between Green Lantern and the other two was, I wanted to be Green Lantern. (Rumi's super power was his power to transcend the ego without losing himself in his spirituality. For the last decade of my life I have been winging it without a super hero. It's not quite as powerful and sexy as a green ring, but no complaints.
Sonnet: It Is...
this is what a bubble being burst looks like(Image by Darwin Bell from flickr) Details DMCAIt Is...A fantasy that nothing matters, that evil rules,that the old lass across the road and through the treeswakes up at night screaming in your dreams with six mulesladen with oak barrels full of honey, and beesdriven insane with the blues of being aliveat the end of Earth's time, anthropocene long gone,the bones of cathedrals, the gold-dipped thorns crown jive,half-buried in the sand of a new glass blown dawn. Where I live, murderers have made a paradiseout of hell, play G.O.D, kill-joysticks firingat Creation, the long journey to Man all lies,a video game filled with false idols choiring. What could I possibly know amidst such trouble? Consciousness is gossamer, the mind a bubble...
Another unendurable age
Would you like to know how many people have read this article? Or how reputable the author is? Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Plus a lot more, too. To John AshberyThe 1950s were the "unendurable age"I agreeBoy, do I agreeBut I was too young to knowHow bad it wasOnly in looking back .
An Interview with Philip Goff: Panpsychic Ponderments (UPDATED)
#####John Hawkins: I'm really interested in your work. So, you know, I think people get stuck in these kinds of dichotomies of thought, you know. People might look at you and ask: Do you mean that we can read the mind of the universe or --Philip Goff: -- Yeah. You know, consciousness comes in all shapes and sizes -- as humans, animals, bedbugs, squirrels. Philip Goff: I think maybe Darwin is a better analogy.
Latest advancements in TB science in spotlight
Latest advancements in TB science in spotlightBOBBY RAMAKANT - CNSWe can prevent TB, diagnose TB, treat TB, then why did 1.5 million people die of TB last year? That is why listening to new TB science updates at CROI 2022 was in particular a ray of hope for me. Latest TB science updates included those regarding two most historically neglected areas: treatment for drug-susceptible TB (common TB when bacteria is not resistant to medicines) and latent TB (TB prevention). "Advancing TB science is vital because it is TB that is robbing us of gains made in advancing HIV treatment science and rollout. When TB is preventable, when TB is curable, then how can even one TB death occur in any sane and just society?
Secret Emergency Orders May Include Focus on Internet, New Files Show
internet kill switch(Image by Free Press Pics) Details DMCAPersonally, I thought it was a bad enough omen when President Trump was allowed to test the emergency broadcast system back in 2018 and sent a text message to -- supposedly -- every cellphone in America. You had no choice but to receive it. And there's been talk for years of an internet kill switch, which is not as difficult to do as you might imagine.
What's Next on the Journey Back to Sustainable Sanity?
2012 ~ transformation of consciousness(Image by Cornelia Kopp from flickr) Details DMCAWhat's next on the journey back to sustainable sanity? The next steps are to continue your individual journey, document your journey, share it with others, and invite others to be a part of this journey. o A Leap of Faith: Reviving Democracy (4/17/22) - over 900 readerso The Journey Back to Sustainable Sanity (5/2/22) - over 1,000 readerso From Words to Actions: Beginning the Journey Back to Sustainable Sanity-The Journal(5/4/22) - over 900 readersAnd, since I began the dedicated page on Facebook, (Journey Back to Sustainable Sanity), there are well over 150 visitors. Now it is time to continue to spread the word about this journey back to sustainable sanity. You might form groups to work on this journey together"groups of friends, social groups, civic groups, church groups, or perhaps even book clubs.
I led talks on Donbas and Crimea in the 90s. Here's how the war should end.
Professor John Quigley presents some options for ending the Ukraine/Russia war. These options do not seem very realistic in light of the events that are happening there. Moon of Alabama provides a summary of events for 9 May that seem to show Ukraine's resistance is collapsing. Still, it should be helpful to everyone to read about Quigley's efforts from decades ago when it was "obvious to everyone" that Ukraine was going to devolve into this crisis, because the USA wanted it to happen.
Erdogan - The Snake NATO Cobra
Gato enervado pola presencia dun can. (Image by Wikipedia (commons.wikimedia.org), Author: Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez from Santiago de Compostela, Galicia) Details Source DMCAThe NATO feint toward Russia with the rekindled Nazi Nordic NATO backstab may be a sleight of hand for the surreptitious Erdogan to attack the Russian southern flank. This would unleash the cats and dogs in West Asia, and a Dragon in South Pacific. Translation: The ultimate betrayal - World War III.
Q and A with Carey Gillam of The New Lede
book cover The Monsanto Papers(Image by Carey Gillam) Details DMCAQ and A with Carey Gillam of The New Ledeby John Kendall HawkinsCarey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering corporate news, including 17 years as a senior correspondent with Reuters international news service (1998-2015). In May of 2022, Gillam helped launch a non-profit environmental news outlet called The New Lede as a journalism initiative of the Environmental Working Group. Can you explain in more detail the Environmental Working Group and why The New Lede's affiliation with it is so important? EWG was started in 1993 and has grown to be a very powerful force in terms of environmental research and education. Carey Gillam(Image by Carey Gillam) Details DMCA3.
Earth Day, and the media's point of view
Earth Day Poster Design(Image by morgantj) Details DMCAThe Columbia Journalism Review recalls how the MSM covered the first Earth Day back in 1972, during the Nixon Administration. Tricky Dick went on to fund the EPA and the Clean Water Act in response. Although, Daniel Ellsberg writes in Doomsday Machine that he almost nuked North Vietnam, so he wasn't all good, either. The CJR is a good piece to read, recalling an era when sh*t got done by public demand on its elected officials. It's all "f*ck the public now," as Ralph Nader might say.
The Ukraine War's Collateral Damage
The world’s ruling elites have chosen to place their geopolitical rivalries above all other critical concerns, including planetary salvation. As a result, global warming is indeed likely to surpass 2 degrees Celsius sometime during this century. It’s a given that almost unimaginable calamities will ensue, including the inundation of major cities, monstrous wildfires, and the collapse of agriculture in many parts of the world..
'Your way doesn't work' Acosta schools NRA board member who claimed he's praying for scared children - Raw Story - Celeb
Congress Switchboard: 202-224-3121"Kall's well-researched book integrates knowledge from philosophy to economics and ecology. He shows us how, all over the world and across many fields of endeavor, we humans are organizing new and rewarding ways of acting for the common good. His book is both idealistic and realistic and gives us a vision of what we all most need -- hope for the future"Mary Pipher, psychologist, and #1 New York Times best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia and Writing to Change the World
The Age of Relativity
Richard FeynmanObviously the invention of the door knob has far greater social impact than any of Einstein's theories. The Special Theory of Relativity (1905) is all about the behavior of light and motion relative to it. All matter comes from a primary substance; the lumimiferous AetherNiko TeslaThe Aether explains physical reality in a different way. Its negation was essential to Einstein's theories that establish an absolute and immutable value for the speed of light. Even though the elimination of the Aether is necessary to Einstein's theories, science now implies it exists.
The Journey Back to Sustainable Sanity
It will be a journey of hundreds of daily actions, by thousands of people, leading to the desired destination of sustainable sanity. That does not require that we clearly understand the ultimate end of the journey although the potential goal may look daunting. In this case, at this moment in time, the purpose of the journey is to recover our sanity. And every one of us has the necessary supplies to begin that journey, a step at a time and a day at a time. The process will rely upon others seeing the positivity of our journeys and being willing to inquire how to join and begin their own journey.
Four Muslims arrested for offering prayers at Taj Mahal premises
Four Muslims were arrested for offering 'namaz' (prayer) at the mosque situated on the premises of Taj Mahal in Agra, police said on Thursday. Ibrahim Zaidi, the head of the Intezamia Committee at Taj Mahal, Ibrahim Zaidi said that earlier people were allowed to offer Namaz at the Taj Mahal on a daily basis. However, Superintending Archaeologist, Agra Circle Raj Kumar Patel says that the Supreme Court order prohibits offering namaz in Taj premises. But Patel failed to provide the Supreme Court Order. This is not the first time that Muslims in India face difficulty in offering prayers.
Unraveling A Memorial Day Mystery
Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. I found the general location of this cemetery on the internet, but the country-style address didn't seem specific enough to find easily. And I had one of the most amazing 1:00 am phone conversations in my life with Alan, my new cousin! So my upcoming visit to the cemeteries has become a lively adventure! I'll be bringing my stack of unlabeled family photos to see what other mysteries may unravel--stay tuned!
'Your way doesn't work' Acosta schools NRA board member who claimed he's praying for scared children - Raw Story - Celeb
'Your way doesn't work' Acosta schools NRA board member who claimed he's praying for scared children. Judge Journey said that the only reason people talk about guns after shootings is that politicians don't want to pay for mental health services. He commented that he was in Topeka, Kansas when the famous Menninger Foundation was defunded along with all other mental health facilities in the United States during the early 1980s. Funding mental health assistance is expensive, and no one cares about it.
Turkey celebrates 569th anniversary of conquest of Istanbul
Turkey on Sunday commemorated the 569th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul, hailing it as the momentous start of a new era, Anadolu News Agency reported. Istanbul, a cosmopolitan city, was besieged 28 times throughout history before its conquest in 1453 by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II. Captain Giorcomo Coco, who was tasked with burning the Ottoman ships in the Golden Horn, failed and died inside his sinking vessel. The Ottoman Army started an offensive in the early hours of May 29. Finally, in the morning, the Ottoman soldiers managed to enter through the Kerkoporta door and erected the Ottoman flag on the bastion above the door.
Workers Struggles: The Americas
Latin AmericaTeachers, transit workers stage protest in Colon, PanamaThe Colon Unity Coalition, in Colon Province announced last Monday that protest strikes would continue. Transit workers have paralyzed public transportation along the Province’s nine transit routes. Police attack Cordoba, Argentina city workers protesting inflationProtesting public employees in the city of Cordoba were attacked by police on Sunday, May 29, as they approached a bicycle festival race. The city workers are demanding higher wages to make up for and keep up with Argentina’s accelerating inflation (currently 5 percent per month). The demonstration brought together workers, university employees, street cleaners, transit, supermarket and health workers.
IG Metall union “social collective agreement” means closure of Vallourec steel tube plants in Germany
This was confirmed by Vallourec workers who spoke to the WSWS at the early shift change in Mülheim. But the works council did nothing until shortly before the end, he added, when the decision had already been made. Another worker reported that his criticism had been rejected out of hand by the works council. The works council and union supervisory board members and highly paid officials, who do not have to work on the production line, are profiting handsomely. But that requires a complete break with IG Metall and its works council representatives.
15,000 Minnesota nurses prepare for fight as contracts expire
Contracts for 15,000 Minnesota nurses at 15 hospitals are heading towards expiration with no settlement for a new agreement in sight. Allina Nurses on strike at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis-June 10, 2010 (WSWS)The Minnesota nurses’ contracts come amid a massive crisis in the health care system. This mighty strike wave makes clear that health care workers are determined to fight for themselves and their patients. Minnesota nurses, like health care workers everywhere, face understaffing problems, compounded by the pandemic, that lead to high levels of stress, burnout, depression and even suicide. These committees, democratically controlled by workers themselves, should unite nurses in the Twin Cities, Essentia nurses in Duluth, along with all other health care workers.
New Zealand PM in the US promotes internet censorship, downplays pandemic
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern answers a question during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. In her Harvard speech, Ardern said nothing about the role of far-right politicians, including Donald Trump, in fuelling Tarrant’s ideology. Instead, she blamed the attack on social media and promoted her government’s push for global internet censorship, dubbed the Christchurch Call to Action. According to Worldometers, New Zealand recorded 20 COVID deaths per million in the past seven days, the eighth-highest weekly death rate in the world. As the world hurtles towards war, Ardern told the media that she would encourage greater US “engagement” in the Pacific region.
Parents and teachers defend Seattle principal fired for exposing district’s abandonment of contact tracing
The specific allegation at issue is that I failed to follow a directive to withhold information about changes in COVID-19 contact tracing from the Cleveland community. But now, individual contact tracing is no longer offered, and the mask mandate has been abandoned since early March. Many teachers, parents and school staff are outraged by Brown’s firing. The lack of contact tracing is horrible. Contact tracing is an important part of that layered approach.
Sri Lanka faces worsening health crisis
Sri Lankan government medical officers protest outside the national hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 7, 2022. Health workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other medical workers have been in the forefront of these struggles. The budget allocation for defence in 2020 was 290 billion rupees, while health spending was just 254 billion rupees; in 2021 defence received 380 billion rupees with 286 billion rupees for health. This year, 373 billion rupees were allocated for defence and 225 billion rupees for health, the lowest amount for health sector in the past three years. The allies of the Sri Lankan workers in this struggle are their international class brothers and sisters who are facing the similar attacks around the world.
Sri Lankan doctor speaks out over catastrophic medical crisis
This week a Kandy Hospital surgical ward doctor contacted the WSWS to voice her concerns about the alarming scarcity of medicines and surgical equipment. It has to be executed by the medical staff and puts the lives of the patients in danger as it is a risky method of treatment. With the lack of proper medical equipment, the staff has been forced to watch patients die one by one helplessly. The threefold increase of the cost of petrol has been impossible to afford for many medical staff members here. Apart from these issues, more and more medical personnel have been forced to leave the country, further increasing the workload and need for medical staff, ultimately resulting in the downfall of medical practice in Sri Lanka.
Empty spaces, broken hearts in Texas town
Empty spaces, broken hearts in Texas townLast week’s school massacre has touched nearly every household in the little town of Uvalde, Texas. For the doctor who delivered two of the 19 children slain, the loss is “incomprehensible.” (May 31)
Puzzle solutions for Tuesday, May 31, 2022
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Some Omaha Residents Urged to Evacuate After Chemical Fire
The authorities in Omaha urged some residents to evacuate on Monday after a fire at a chemical plant sent clouds of black smoke billowing over the city, officials said. The fire started just before 7 p.m. at a plant owned by Nox-Crete, a company based in Nebraska that manufactures chemical products, Scott Fitzpatrick, a battalion chief with the Omaha Fire Department, said. There were no immediate reports of injuries. However, the authorities urged people who live near the Nox-Crete plant, which is south of downtown Omaha, to evacuate Monday night because smoke from the fire was threatening to blow over a residential area, Chief Fitzpatrick said. “We’re unsure what exactly is in there, but we do know there are some chemicals that are burning,” he said, adding that about 50 firefighters were still battling the blaze late Monday night.
Two women missing after Memorial Day outing on raging Virginia river
Two women were missing after a group of people on flotation devices went over a 12-foot drop in a Virginia river on Memorial Day. Ten other people were rescued from the James River in Richmond after going over Bosher’s Dam around 3 p.m., according to WRIC-TV. “After a very thorough search today, this evening, we ceased operations this evening because of nightfall,” the Richmond Fire Department reportedly said. Footage of another rescue downstream from the incident around the same time showed how perilous conditions were on the raging whitewater river, according to the station. The Richmond Fire Department was unable to find the women by nightfall but said it would resume searches the following day.
SoCal doctor sentenced for trying to import drugs to hock his COVID-19 ‘miracle cure’
A Southern California doctor was sentenced to prison on Friday for trying to smuggle hydroxychloroquine into the US and hawk it as a “miracle cure” COVID-19 treatment, officials said. He peddled COVID-19 “treatment kits” in March and April 2020 as the pandemic began spreading in the US and months before vaccinations were available. The COVID “treatment kits” were sold in and around San Diego at Staley’s Skinny Beach Med Spas locations. An undercover agent bought six of Staley’s “treatment kits” for $4,000. In a later phone call with the agent, Staley suddenly offered to throw in doses of generic Viagra and Xanax — a federally controlled substance — unsolicited.
Omaha residents evacuated as massive blaze burns at chemical company
Residents of Omaha have been asked to evacuate their homes after a massive fire erupted at a chemical company near the city’s downtown area, officials said. Just before 9 p.m. responders urged those living between 13th and 20th Street from Leavenworth Street to Martha Street, after having previously been advised to shelter in place. By 9:30 p.m., over 2,500 customers were without power in the area, according to the Omaha Public Power District. A man sprays down the roof of a neighboring building while also filming the scene of a three-alarm fire in Omaha, Neb. Right across the Missouri River in County Bluffs Iowa, emergency officials told residents that smoke from the fire poses no toxicity risk for residents.
Miss Manners: My bartending friend has to wear a tuxedo to work
Placeholder while article actions loadDear Miss Manners: My dear friend has a job as a bartender and is working a lot of banquets right now. American diplomatic history contains examples of the confusion between formal clothes worn socially and those worn by service people. Many do nevertheless, for which Miss Manners hopes their children are grateful. New Miss Manners columns are posted Monday through Saturday on washingtonpost.com/advice. You can send questions to Miss Manners at her website, missmanners.com.
Ask Amy: My 3-year-old son is asking where his absent grandpa is
Placeholder while article actions loadDear Amy: My partner “Michael’s” father, “Ned,” walked out on their family when Michael was a teenager. Michael and I now have a wonderful son together, and while we know Ned is aware of this through mutual friends and family, Ned has never reached out. We have accepted that this man will likely never be a part of our son’s life, but how do we tell our son that? AdvertisementThere is a substantial downside to this sort of trial: harsh judgment from children, family members and friends, as well as the loneliness and disappointment that so often accompanies dating. Dear Amy: I was surprised at your response to “Wondering,” suggesting explaining artificial insemination to very young children who are conceived this way.
Spring avalanche buries 2 alive, killing 1 at Rocky Mountain National Park
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. --A trio of rock climbers set out early Sunday morning to enjoy the technical climb and pristine views on Mount Meeker in the Rocky Mountain National Park but never made the summit after an avalanche engulfed the climbers. At 9 a.m. the rocks and snow gave way, burying the group in a rock slide and avalanche. DANGERS OF AVALANCHES AND HOW TO STAY SAFE ON THE SLOPESOther climbers that witnessed the slide near the Dreamweaver Couloir called for assistance, according to the public affairs officer at the Rocky Mountain National Park. Initial responders, the Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team, called in a National Guard Helicopter once the airmen got a break in the weather at 2 p.m. to extricate the climber via a hoist. They also had to work through the cold, wind and snow and snow as you can see from the photo below.
Carolyn Hax: Brother rarely visits family. Can they make him change?
Dear Carolyn: From late high school on, my younger brother has chosen to distance himself from family. My brother is supersmart, high school valedictorian, etc., so I think he felt marginalized at school. Should there be a point where my brother just once allows the level of “family togetherness” that the rest of us expect? He felt alien in high school, came into his own in college and blazed a new trail from there — for which he got grief. If his family chose to support the man he is, instead of grieve the man he isn't, do you think he'd visit more?
Texas school shooting: Funerals for Robb Elementary School victims are underway in grief-stricken Uvalde
This week was supposed to kick off the summer vacation for Robb Elementary School students in Uvalde, Texas, but following a mass shooting last week, many people in the community are instead spending their week attending the funeral services for the 21 victims. A gathering for 10-year-old Amerie Jo Garza was held at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home Monday, while another visitation for 10-year-old Maite Rodriguez was at the small town's other funeral home. Uvalde’s limited resources made the volume of funeral services difficult to manage, so funeral directors, embalmers and morticians from across the state of Texas have assisted in the process. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: CASKET MAKER MET WITH VICTIMS' FAMILIES TO MAKE PERSONALIZED CASKETSDuring a Memorial Day event, Texas Gov. The couple visited Robb Elementary School and a memorial for the victims, before they met privately with the victims' families.
Nebraska factory fire: Major blaze engulfs Omaha chemical facility, residents told to evacuate
A massive three-alarm fire was sparked at a chemical company near downtown Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday night. Video posted online also showed massive flames roaring from the building as firefighters and first responders worked to get the blaze under control. NEBRASKA CAR CRASH THAT KILLED 2, INJURED 20 LIKELY NOT ‘INTENTIONAL’: POLICEThe fire started around 7 p.m. local time, and it's unclear what sparked it. Officials with the Omaha Fire Department said the walls of the building started to collapse. The Omaha Fire Department said help was available to residents who had been forced to evacuate due to the major fire.
Accessing top tech talent is one of our biggest challenges, says Tata Consultancy Services
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailAccessing top tech talent is one of our biggest challenges, says Tata Consultancy ServicesGirish Ramachandran of the IT services firm discusses how its "talent cloud" improves business efficiency.
Hurricane Agatha strikes Mexico with sustained winds of 105 mph
Hurricane Agatha, one of the earliest and strongest hurricanes on record to strike North America from the Pacific, made landfall in Mexico on Monday afternoon, forecasters said. The storm arrived at 4 p.m. CT, landing about 25 miles south-southeast of the surfing mecca Puerto Escondido, with sustained winds believed to be as strong as 105 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Agatha is also the earliest first named hurricane in the eastern North Pacific since 2015's Andres, according to Philip Klotzbach, a Colorado State University meteorologist and hurricane expert. Landfall may have thwarted at least some of Agatha's energy late Monday as the forecast for sustained winds brought a reduced estimate of 70 mph. The warnings mean maximum sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph, storm surges and coastal flooding.
Hurricane Agatha sets May record, then weakens over Mexico
This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha off the Pacific coast of Oaxaca state, Mexico on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha off the Pacific coast of Oaxaca state, Mexico on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Agatha made history as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane center, making landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of small beach towns and fishing villages in southern Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm should dissipate overnight, but warned that the system’s heavy rains still posed a threat of dangerous flash floods for Mexico’s southern states. The government’s Mexican Turtle Center — a former slaughterhouse turned conservation center in Mazunte — closed to visitors because of the hurricane.
Woman shot while riding bike near DuSable Harbor
A woman was wounded in a shooting Monday near DuSable Harbor. She was riding a bicycle about 10 p.m. in the 200 block of North Breakwater Access when a male shouted at her and fired shots, Chicago police said. The 19-year-old was struck in the thigh and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition, police said. The shooting is the latest to take place in the downtown area, which has seen several high-profile attacks in May. In response, Mayor Lori Lightfoot instituted a rule requiring anyone under 18 be accompanied by a “responsible adult” to enter the park after 6 p.m. from Thursday to Sunday evenings.
LETTER: Inconsiderate Las Vegas drivers using handicapped parking places
Handicapped parking spot. I am concerned about the misuse of handicap parking. I have a legitimate handicap but often have been prevented from using handicap parking places by some who are not handicapped at all. Had I been in the handicapped parking space, I could have gotten help when she fell. Can something be done to enforce the proper use of handicap spaces?
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Biden said that the "Second Amendment was never absolute" and that, after the Texas elementary school shooting, there may be some bipartisan support to tighten restrictions on the kind of high-powered weapons used by the gunman. 56 mins ago
Dear Abby: Teenager feels left out as mom travels with dad
I accept that they’re a married couple and occasionally want to travel without the rest of their family. However, recently it came to my attention that Mom bought two tickets to Europe for her and Dad as a birthday gift. She used the money she had been saving for a family vacation to pay for them. While family vacations are wonderful and memorable, so are milestone birthdays such as the one that’s approaching for your dad. I had received 30 email birthday wishes that day and didn’t acknowledge any of them.
Boston Police officers recover 15 guns in the last week: 'Troubling theme' of juveniles carrying firearms
Boston Police officers took 15 guns off the street last week, as the department reports a “troubling” uptick of kids carrying firearms ahead of the summer months. “We’re seeing a troubling theme of a lot of juveniles carrying firearms,” Boston Police Sgt. On Middleton Street, officers saw multiple shell casings and a discarded scooter. Officers then found the two juveniles on a nearby back porch and recovered a loaded firearm. The officers recovered an FMK 9 mm firearm with one round in the chamber and 12 rounds in the magazine.
Boston police arrest 9 suspects, recover 10 guns in Dorchester and Mattapan
Boston police officers arrested nine suspects and took 10 guns off the street in Dorchester and Mattapan on Monday following two BPD Youth Violence Strike Force investigations. Members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Donta Lewis, 28, of Boston, and Lamont Jacobs-Barrows, 21, of Walpole, on firearm charges. Then at about 6:15 p.m., members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force arrested seven suspects while recovering seven firearms in the area of 17 Elizabeth St. in Mattapan. “As the officers attempted to secure the suspect for transport, a large and unruly crowd began to gather around the arresting officers,” BPD said. BPD had not verified the identities of these seven suspects as of Monday night.
Uvalde: Visitations, funerals and burials, one after another
UVALDE, Texas – It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students – the start of summer break. Instead on Monday, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered at funeral visitations. This week alone, funerals are planned for 11 children and teacher Irma Garcia. Greg Abbott, speaking at a Memorial Day event in Longview, urged Texans to keep Uvalde in their prayers. “And as Texans, we must come together and lift up Uvalde and support them in every way that we possibly can.
Photos: Another grab bag of Tucson history
Photo editorRick Wiley is the photo editor of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. From 1995-2004, he was director of photography at the East Valley Tribune in Mesa. From 1988-94 he was a photographer at the Tucson Citizen. He is a graduate of ASU (yes, that ASU).
Auction of Forrest Fenn’s prized collection set for June 9
On June 9, the first of two auctions will take place by Hindman with “Native American Art: The Lifetime Collection of Forrest Fenn.”Bidding will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern time on June 9, at hindmanauctions.com. The gallery became incredibly successful, offering a range of Native American art such as artifacts, paintings and bronze sculptures, and attracting legendary names. “Beadwork from various Plains tribes filled two entire walls, and a table displayed a collection of rare Plains dolls. Fenn was noted for his collection of Pueblo pottery and this portion of the auction is expected to draw significant interest. Fenn was also widely known for his collection of Southern Plains beaded strike-a-lite pouches, and the sale includes some of his most sought-after examples.
'Very angry': Uvalde locals grapple with school chief's role
The 50-year-old has spent much of a nearly 30-year career in law enforcement in Uvalde, returning in 2020 to take the head police job at the school district. Communication is key.”McCraw said Friday that minutes after the gunman entered the school, city police officers entered through the same door. Over the course of more than an hour, law enforcement from multiple agencies arrived on the scene. McCraw said that students and teachers had repeatedly begged 911 operators for help while Arredondo told more than a dozen officers to wait in a hallway. More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://apnews.com/hub/school-shootings
ABQ gas station employee shoots alleged shoplifter as he drives away
The alleged shoplifter, a 30-year-old man, was shot in the face and crashed his truck a few miles away, according to police. She said her bother told her – through writing and nodding – the employee had shot him as he left the gas station. The video showed Orona grab something from near the register, put it in his waistband and walk back outside. Police said the video showed Orona raise his arms toward the truck with a black object in his hand and his arms jerk slightly. Police said as the truck drives away Orona bent down to pick up several items off the ground, items believed to be bullet casings.
Audit: City failed to ‘effectively’ monitor Sunport renovation
The Aviation Department paid primary contractor Flintco $189,779 more than it was obligated to pay, the city’s Office of Internal Audit determined. “The Aviation Department is currently consulting with the City’s Legal Department regarding the recovery of funds,” spokesman Jonathan Small said in an emailed response to Journal questions. Flintco, however, said the city has no grounds to seek money from the company, saying it fulfilled its obligations and the Aviation Department accepted its work at project’s completion. The audit says the city could have required Flintco to pay $1,500 per day in damages for delays resulting from Flintco’s replacement of its electrical subcontractor. “The prior Administration (under Mayor Richard Berry) requested ‘to make the carousel look as complete as possible for a photo opportunity for City Administration,'” the audit said, citing a city administration-requested change order.
AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT
Uvalde: Visitations, funerals and burials, one after anotherUVALDE, Texas (AP) — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students — the start of summer break. Instead on Monday, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered at funeral visitations. EU Council President Charles Michel said the agreement covers more than two-thirds of oil imports from Russia. “There was massive fraud at an industrial level and an organization of fake tickets because of the pre-filtering by the Stade de France and the French Football Federation, 70% of the tickets were fake tickets coming into the Stade de France,” Interior minister Gérald Darmanin said. "Fifteen percent of fake tickets also were after the first filtering ... more than 2,600 tickets were confirmed by UEFA as non-validated tickets even though they’d gone through the first filtering.
Two women missing after group of 12 go over Bosher's Dam in the James River
Two women are missing after a group of 12 people went over a dam in the James River on Monday afternoon. RFD's first boat went into the water at 3:22 p.m., where alongside civilian kayakers, the fire department was able to rescue and account for 10 people. Nine of those individuals were taken to a reunification center at Station 25 to meet with family members. Above six feet is deemed "too high" for "average paddlers" due to powerful rapids. The search for the two remaining people continued through the afternoon and until nightfall.
Is nitrous oxide a climate risk? Yes, but doctors say effective pain relief in childbirth should be the priority
Greenpeace and obstetricians have questioned a scientific report warning pregnant women to consider alternatives to nitrous oxide as pain relief during childbirth because of the environmental impact of its emissions. Using nitrous oxide as pain relief during a four-hour labour creates a carbon footprint equivalent to driving an average car for 1,500km, the report’s authors found, whereas an epidural is equivalent to driving 6km. Ultimately, the authors argue, educating patients about the emissions impact of nitrous oxide could lead to them choosing an alternative. “If pregnant women in labour were denied a proven safe and effective pain relieving method, I’d think we’d be going down the wrong path,” Pecoraro said. “Pregnant women don’t need to be picked on given all the contributors to global warming,” she said.
Tuesday morning UK news briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph
Welcome to your early morning news briefing from The Telegraph - a round-up of the top stories we are covering today. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free. People making nearly three million “life and death” calls a year are being left to wait longer for help than the national target of 10 seconds, figures released by the Home Office have revealed. But for a museum dedicated to the region's history, its name is not sufficiently "relatable" to the modern visitor. Several pieces of research have linked the brew to good health and long life, but the addition of sugar has not been assessed.
Outcry as China stops Pacific journalists questioning Wang Yi
Journalists covering the Chinese foreign minister’s tour of the Pacific say they have been blocked from filming or accessing events, and that not a single question from a Pacific journalist has been allowed to be asked of Wang Yi. The allegations raise serious press freedom concerns and alarm about the ability of Pacific journalists to do their jobs, particularly as the relationship between the region and China becomes closer. The Pacific Islands Forum intervened to allow the filming to continue, but Movono said that Chinese officials stood in front of the camera, trying to block the shot. Movono said that the joint press conference from Wang and Bainimarama on Monday afternoon was managed by Chinese officials. There were only two questions permitted, one from a Solomons journalist to the islands’ foreign minister, and one from Chinese media to Wang.
Why you should never accept a Ryanair flight schedule change
If you keep accepting flight changes your flight can be moved further and further (within a five hour window of the accepted change) and you won’t get your money back. A spokesperson for Ryanair said: "As there are no specific laws governing schedule changes, EU 261/04 does not provide in this regard. Those of us who did not accept the initial flight change were offered refunds, those of us who did were not. Do and don’ts of dealing with Ryanair flight changes1. You could also delay booking transfers and car hire to avoid extra costs in the case of a flight change.
Stage fright: why has British theatre still not recovered from Covid?
There are even tickets available for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, for which demand was so high ahead of opening in December 2017, tickets were selling on Viagogo for nearly £6,000. The West End may look as though it has shrugged off Covid, yet the brutal truth is that the many shows that before lockdown enjoyed full houses are playing to empty seats. The most obvious reason is the absence of international tourists, notably the Asian market thanks largely to China’s extreme Covid measures. This leaves West End theatres with a gaping shortfall, which is particularly bad news for large-scale theatres such as the Palladium and the Dominion. “I’ve always thought I would like to have a big beautiful theatre.
The sexual revolution came with a cost – the modern Mary Whitehouse is right
Certainly not young women who have been brought up to be “sex-positive”. It’s a beautiful idea: sexual freedom and enjoyment for all and personally I cannot wait for this revolution to happen. What kind of sexual revolution was this then and why have so many liberal feminists not only gone along with it but actively promoted it? Perry has been compared to a modern Mary Whitehouse, but she is no prude. The sexual revolution has been responsible for so many women faking it for the sake of men whereas a real revolution would focus on what women actually want.
Taiwan air force suffers second fatal accident of 2022
A Taiwanese jet trainer crashed Tuesday, killing the pilot, the Defense Ministry said, the second fatal accident the air force has experienced in 2022. The ministry said the AT-3 jet crashed during a training mission from the Gangshan air base in the southern city of Kaohsiung and the body of the pilot had already been found.
Kozo Okamoto's long life after Israel suicide mission
Kozo Okamoto’s life should have ended in 1972 when he took part in a suicide attack on Israel’s Lod Airport that killed 26 people. Yet half a century and two stints in prison later, he is still alive, leading an uneventful existence as Lebanon’s first and only political refugee.
Shanghai lockdown: daily cases fall by the most in two months on eve of city’s reopening, auguring well for small businesses
Workers dismantled barriers at a residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (Ccovid-19) outbreak in Shanghai on May 30, 2022. Photo: Reuters
Covid-19 stigma: Chinese teacher said she was fired for catching the virus in Ukraine despite proving full recovery
A woman who goes by the name He Yuxiu said she was fired from a school when they found out she caught Covid-19 months ago. Photo: SCMP
China’s third aircraft carrier ‘to be launched on Dragon Boat Festival’
Recent satellite imagery shows construction work on the aircraft carrier has almost been completed. Photo: Google Earth
Zelenskyy says Russia hopes for famine crisis as sea ports blocked
Ukraineian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the Russian blockade of Ukrainian sea ports prevents Kyiv from exporting 22 million tons of grain. ___KYIV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked France not to succumb to Russian blackmail over food supplies at a meeting with French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna. But he wants guarantees that in the case of an accident with the pipeline Hungary would have the right to get Russian oil from other sources. Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria rely on Russian oil and are reluctant to impose sweeping sanctions on crude. Divisions have emerged over whether to target Russian oil in a new series of sanctions, with Hungary leading objections.
Volkswagen CEO defends operations in China's Xinjiang, Handelsblatt reports
BERLIN, May 30 (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) plans to continue operations at its plant in China's Xinjiang region despite reports of human rights violations there, the chief executive said in comments published by the Handelsblatt newspaper on Monday. He said any evidence of wrongdoing at the Xinjiang plant would be met with a "massive" response, according to the report. Germany's Economy Ministry has refused to provide VW with guarantees to cover new investments in China because of the alleged human rights violations, according to a Friday report in Der Spiegel. read moreChina has repeatedly denied any mistreatment of Uyghurs, describing alleged detention camps as voluntary vocational training facilities. Volkswagen has also faced pressure to address human rights concerns in Brazil, where public prosecutors have launched an investigation into alleged human rights violations linked to a cattle farm in the country.
Jerusalem Flag March: Israeli nationalists stream through Muslim Quarter
Earlier, there were violent confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli police at a flashpoint holy site in the Old City. Shortly after, hundreds of Jewish visitors, including a far-right MP, ascended the hilltop site, where some danced, waved Israeli flags and bowed down to pray, before being stopped by police. Palestinians view such actions as incendiary and militant groups had warned they would not tolerate it.
Relief and disbelief as Shanghai to start lifting COVID lockdown
A man prays outside a closed temple during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China, May 30, 2022. read moreResidents will have to get COVID tests every 72 hours to take public transport and enter public venues. LOCKDOWN-WARYThe end of the lockdown brings relief, but is also met with apprehension. Todd Pearson, managing director of Camel Hospitality Group, which operates eight restaurants, four bars and three gyms in Shanghai and neighbouring Suzhou, is wary. Once the Shanghai lockdown is lifted, life will still look very different in the city compared to those places.
Rosaries, bouquets and tiny caskets: Uvalde begins to bury its dead
Volunteers flew and drove in from across Texas and all over the country to help with various aspects of the funerals. Morales, known as “Father Eddy,” will host funeral after funeral for the victims practically every day beginning Tuesday — sometimes two in one day, about a dozen in all. The area was carpeted with thousands of bouquets and toys, and on Monday, people were still bringing more. They should bury all the victims there, he said, and construct a big memorial in their names. “They all died together; they should be together.”Paulina Villegas in Uvalde contributed to this report.
Florida fifth grader arrested, charged with threatening a mass shooting, police say
A fifth grade student in Florida was arrested over the weekend and charged with sending a text message threatening to carry out a mass shooting, authorities said. In a statement Saturday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said it had learned earlier that day of a "threatening text message" sent by a student at an elementary school. It said its local school threat enforcement team was immediately notified and started investigating. The 10-year-old boy was interviewed and charged later with "making a written threat to conduct a mass shooting," the sheriff's office said. “This child made a fake threat, and now he’s experiencing real consequences.”Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno speaks Wednesday about the school shooting in Texas and pledges his commitment to keep Lee County students and staff members safe.
Heddy Honigmann, Whose Films Told of Loss and Love, Dies at 70
There were no narrators in her films, no propulsive music or quick cuts to tell viewers how to experience what they were seeing. Her pacing was almost languid; she allowed her subjects to tell their stories in their own way and in their own time. And she hated the word “interview.”“‘Interviews were for subjects,’ she would say,” said Ester Gould, who was a co-writer, researcher and assistant producer on many of Ms. Honigmann’s films. Ms. Honigmann’s readers took to their roles with gusto and often confided their own erotic histories. Graphic, sensual, tender and at times very funny, the film is a rumination on desire, memory and age.
Kansas father and son save autistic 4-year-old from drowning in pool
A heroic Kansas man sprang into action to resuscitate a drowning autistic boy in an emotional rescue that was caught on camera earlier this month. The boy, clad in a diaper, took one step into the deep end and was immediately completely submerged, security video showed. Neighbor Maddox Westerhaus, 12, saw Xavier underwater and told his father Tom, who jumped the locked fence and pulled the boy from the water. When Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical battalion chief Rob Fleeup got to the scene, the boy was reportedly awake and breathing. “Xavier is my best friend, and I don’t know what I would do without him,” Rigney reportedly said through tears.
Storm Damages Dozens of Homes in Minnesota
Rescuers were going door to door to check on residents after a possible tornado struck Forada, a city of about 160 residents in central Minnesota, on Monday, downing power lines and damaging dozens of homes, a county official said. Julie Anderson, the director of emergency management for Douglas County, Minn., said there were no immediate reports of significant injuries or deaths in Forada, about 135 miles northwest of Minneapolis. She said that while rescuers were checking on residents, they were also waiting for utility crews to clear downed power lines and ensure that those lines were deactivated for safety. “It’s a number of homes, but we don’t believe it’s in the hundreds,” Ms. Anderson said, describing the scale of the damage. “We believe dozens of homes.”
Foxconn predicts more stable supply chain in the second half of 2022
REUTERS/Ann Wang/File PhotoTAIPEI, May 31 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn (2317.TW), the world's largest contract electronics maker, said on Tuesday that the second half of the year is heading "in a better direction" as Shanghai's COVID-19 lockdown appears to be easing. "We are quite confident in the stability of our supply chain for the second half of this year," Foxconn chairman Liu Young-way told the company's annual shareholder meeting. The Shanghai government will allow all residents in 'low-risk' areas to return to work from Tuesday. "A car that costs tens of thousands of dollars cannot be shipped because of a tiny chip worth fifty cents. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Yimou Lee, Sarah Wu, and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Kim Coghill and Edwina GibbsOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Shanghai says all residents in 'low-risk' areas can return to work on June 1
A worker in a protective suit measures the body temperature of a woman during a vaccination session against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for elderly people, at a community health service centre in Fengxian district of Shanghai, China April 21, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERSSHANGHAI, May 31 (Reuters) - Shanghai will move into a normalised epidemic-control phase from Wednesday and will allow malls and shops to reopen and people in "low-risk" areas to return to work, city officials said on Tuesday. Railways will also resume normal operations and the number of domestic flights to the city will increase, vice mayor Zong Ming told an online press conference, adding that they will also look to adjust passenger load factors. Public venues, however, will still need to cap people flows at 75% of capacity and people will need to show a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours to enter. The city announced an end to its two-month lockdown on Monday. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Brenda Goh and Yifan Wang; Editing by Muralikumar AnantharamanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
China's foreign minister visits Tonga after Pacific islands delay regional pact
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday arrived in Tonga on a tour through the region where Beijing's ambitions for wider security ties has caused concern among U.S. allies. read moreDespite their small populations and economies, each Pacific state represents a vote at international forums such as the United Nations. Talamua reported Fiame said a recent security pact signed between China and the Solomon Islands should also be discussed at the Pacific Island Forum, which also includes members that recognise Taiwan and not Beijing. Wang arrived in the kingdom of Tonga on Tuesday, according to the Chinese embassy in Tonga. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Kirsty Needham in Sydney; Editing by Lincoln Feast.
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The humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. Some predict it could hasten the downfall of combustion cars. May 30, 2022
Yuan-Ruble Trading Surges as America’s Rivals Rebuff Dollar
(Bloomberg) -- The emerging multi-polar world now includes foreign-exchange markets -- as China and Russia, the biggest challengers to U.S. supremacy, boost direct trading between their currencies. The spike coincides with a rally in the ruble to a five-year high against the yuan. The crippling sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine have highlighted China’s own vulnerability to US action. “It is obvious that the Central Bank of Russia is getting worried about ruble strength,” RBC’s Tan said. Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2022 Bloomberg L.P.
Afternoon forecast: Sunny, but winter temps hang on
WeatherAfter morning storms, the day warms up to a high around 89. The evening brings another chance of severe storms.
Have Any $200 Quarters Lying Around? It’s Worth Checking Your Spare Change
The coin is part of the state Washington quarters series featuring New Hampshire, but it was struck onto a Jefferson nickel. But that’s not the most expensive rare coin, the U.S. Sun reports. Rare Washington quarters minted in 1932 can sell for as much as $13,573, according to USA Coin Book. If you don’t have a place where you keep your spare change, it’s worth searching under couch cushions, in your car, and anywhere change could collect. It’s Worth Checking Your Spare Change
Uvalde: Visitations, funerals and burials, one after another
UVALDE, Texas — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students — the start of summer break. Instead on Monday, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered at funeral visitations. This week alone, funerals are planned for 11 children and teacher Irma Garcia. Greg Abbott, speaking at a Memorial Day event in Longview, urged Texans to keep Uvalde in their prayers. “And as Texans, we must come together and lift up Uvalde and support them in every way that we possibly can.
AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EDT
Uvalde: Visitations, funerals and burials, one after anotherUVALDE, Texas (AP) — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students — the start of summer break. Instead on Monday, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered at funeral visitations. EU Council President Charles Michel said the agreement covers more than two-thirds of oil imports from Russia. “There was massive fraud at an industrial level and an organization of fake tickets because of the pre-filtering by the Stade de France and the French Football Federation, 70% of the tickets were fake tickets coming into the Stade de France,” Interior minister Gérald Darmanin said. "Fifteen percent of fake tickets also were after the first filtering ... more than 2,600 tickets were confirmed by UEFA as non-validated tickets even though they’d gone through the first filtering.
Detroit public schools to dismiss 3 hours earlier on Tuesday
Detroit — Classes at the Detroit Public Schools Community District will be let out three hours earlier Tuesday, officials said. In a post on the district's Facebook page, they said school will dismiss three hours earlier Tuesday and all indoor after-school activities are canceled. The post did not give a reason for the early dismissal, but temperatures are forecast to rise near 90 degrees Tuesday in Detroit, according to the National Weather Service. The heat will begin subsiding Wednesday, when a high of 82 is forecast with a chance of showers. Thursday's high is expected to be milder still, with a high near 72.
AP News Summary at 9:42 p.m. EDT
Uvalde: Visitations, funerals and burials, one after anotherUVALDE, Texas (AP) — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students — the start of summer break. EU leaders agree to ban 90% of Russian oil by year-endBRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have agreed to embargo most Russian oil imports into the bloc by year-end. O'Rourke bets shooting will shake up Texas governor's raceWASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Texas governor’s race candidate Beto O’Rourke is hoping the Uvalde school shooting can reset the contest in America’s largest red state. This year it will be notable for the absence of Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and Prince William and his family will be on the balcony next to the queen.
Pictured: Sperm donor with incurable condition who fathered 15 children to lesbian mothers
Email jessica.warren@mailonline.co.uk AdvertisementA sperm donor who offered his services via social media fathered fifteen children to lesbian women without telling them about his inheritable condition, a court today heard. In a highly unusual move, the judge also said Mr MacDougall should be named to stop other women from using him as a sperm donor. In 2014, to tackle the shortage of donors in the UK, a national sperm bank serving the UK opened in Birmingham. Using a private sperm donor can cost people around £700 to £1,600 for each cycle of treatment, through the HFEA. AdvertisementThe court heard Mr MacDougall chose to be a sperm donor despite knowing he could not go through a clinic because he has Fragile X syndrome.
U.S airlines cancel 2,500 flights over Memorial holiday weekend
Airlines worldwide canceled more than 1,500 flights on Monday, according to FlightAware, after cancelling 1,642 on Sunday. On Monday, there were about 400 U.S. flights canceled and 2,400 delayed, the flight tracking website said. At the same time, airlines are working to ramp up staffing to handle expected record summer travel demand. On Thursday, Delta said it was trimming some flights over the Memorial Day weekend and into early August to improve operational reliability. In total, 45% of JetBlue flights touch Florida, while 40-50% of Southwest Airlines touch Florida on any given day.
Shanghai allows residents to leave their homes after two months of COVID lockdown
Shanghai will let people in low-risk areas leave their housing compounds, as the city dismantles the last remaining lockdown curbs that have confined most of its 25 million residents to their homes for two months. The city will resume taxi and ride hailing services while allowing cars onto roads in low-risk areas, the municipal government said in a statement Monday. Bus, subway and ferry services will also resume in an orderly manner from Wednesday.
Big Tobacco's environmental impact is 'devastating,' WHO says
From leaving mountains of waste to driving global warming, the tobacco industry is a far greater environmental threat than many realize, as it is one of the world’s biggest polluters, the World Health Organization charged Tuesday. The WHO accused the industry of causing widespread deforestation, diverting badly needed land and water in poor countries away from food production, spewing out plastic and chemical waste as well as emitting millions of tons of carbon dioxide.
Rescue divers searching alligator-infested water for missing mother and son are covered by SNIPERS
Rescue divers in Florida received cover from snipers as they searched alligator-infested waters for a mother and son whose car careened into a roadside pond on Friday. 'The vehicle lost control, overturned driving off of the roadway into the pond,' Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho said in the aftermath. 'Dive teams from fire rescue and Miami-Dade Police did their search and rescue, and were able to rescue an adult female and adult male inside of the vehicle at the time.' Authorities were also able to pull the car out of the water, and it was later towed away. Eventually, the crews were able to locate the blue minivan with Laza and Matos still inside, and first responders proceeded to administer CPR to the elderly woman.
Authorities probe frog carcass found in lunch at Seoul high school
This photo, captured from a Seoul high school website, shows a letter of apology over the discovery of a dead frog in a lunch dish. (Yonhap)The Seoul education office said Tuesday it will open a probe into the shocking discovery of a dead tree frog in a lunch dish provided to students at a high school in the capital the previous day. The incident occurred at the unnamed high school in western Seoul, where students were appalled to find a tree frog carcass in radish kimchi, a popular Korean fermented side dish, served with their lunch Monday. The school said it discarded all the radish kimchi products stored in the school cafeteria and terminated its contract with the food supplier. "The Seoul School Health Promotion Center, together with Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp., will investigate the concerned kimchi supplier and conduct a special inspection on the high school," an official at the education office said.
Lockdown economic impact: cash runneth over at Chinese banks as home sales and retail spending plummet amid Covid-19 lockdowns
A worker in a protective suit on a closed bridge and empty roads during a citywide lockdown in Shanghai on May 18, 2022. Photo: Reuters.
Kozo Okamoto's long life after Israel suicide mission
Kozo Okamoto (L) -- the only surviving member of the three-man Japanese Red Army commando that killed 26 people in Israel's Lod airport on May 30, 1972Beirut (AFP) – Kozo Okamoto's life should have ended in 1972 when he took part in a suicide attack on Israel's Lod airport that killed 26 people. Now a frail, grey-haired man, Kozo Okamoto is still wanted in his native Japan but remains something of a folk hero in Lebanon's Palestinian refugee camps. Kozo Okamoto and his two accomplices passed through immigration untroubled at what is now the high-security Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv. However, without travel documents, Kozo Okamoto has led a sedate life. "I cannot dismiss the possibility that his life is still under threat," said Shigenobu, who was raised in Lebanon and is familiar with Okamoto's situation.
Gov. Abbott attributes mass shootings to mental health issues a month after cutting $211 million from mental health commission
UVALDE, Texas – “We as a state - we as a society - need to do a better job with mental health. Abbott has doubled down on his stance that mass shootings are an issue of mental health and not gun access following the Uvalde massacre. However, in April, Abbott slashed nearly $211 million from the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), which oversees mental health services in Texas. If there’s anybody here who thinks we have perfect health care in this country or in this world - they’re wrong. If there’s anybody who thinks we can’t do more to address mental health care - they’re wrong.
Accused of not supporting free speech, Elon Musk defends decision to vote Republicans in Nov
He reiterated that he would vote for Republicans in November following The Democratic Party's 'cold shoulder' to Tesla and SpaceX. He tweeted:I support free speech, but not any one candidate. However, given unprovoked attacks by leading Democrats against me & a very cold shoulder to Tesla & SpaceX, I intend to vote Republican in November. But they have become the party of division and hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican.
Possible outburst of tau Herculids meteors tonight!
There might be a meteor shower emerging from Hercules tonight (May 30-31), so keep your eyes peeled on the region. If you cannot see the event in person, you can watch the potential tau Herculids meteor storm online tonight with a livestream from the Virtual Telescope Project. Previously, NASA astronomer Bill Cooke called the potential meteor shower milestone an "all or nothing event" in an agency blog post. The place to watch for the potential meteors would be the constellation Boötes, a little north-northwest of its bright star Arcturus. The place to watch for the potential meteors would be the constellation Boötes, a little north-northwest of its bright star Arcturus.
Death toll from Brazil floods at least 91, with dozens lost
Authorities in northeastern Brazil’s Pernambuco state said Monday that 91 deaths have been confirmed from flooding over the weekend, with more than two dozen people still missing. Hundreds of state and federal rescue workers were searching for 26 people currently unaccounted for, according to the official statement. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday flew over the affected area of Pernambuco’s capital, Recife, and neighboring Jaboatao dos Guararapes. Speaking to reporters afterward, he said that landing in the helicopter wasn’t possible due to the soaked soil. He also noted the country has recently experienced similar disasters in the mountains above Rio de Janeiro, in southern Bahia state and in Minas Gerais state.
Candidate for Maryland governor tests positive for COVID-19
Wes Moore, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland, announced Monday that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Moore, 43, who is seeking the Democratic party’s nomination, revealed on Twitter that he is infected but asymptomatic. “I’m isolating and working from home and eager to be back on the campaign trail ASAP,” Moore wrote. Moore was the chief executive officer of the Robin Hood Foundation, an anti-poverty non-profit, from 2017 to 2021. He is the author of the 2010 non-fiction book, “The Other Wes Moore,” a story of two men with the same name whose lives followed different paths.
New video shows Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos holding bag of dead cats
Disturbing new video obtained by The Post shows demented Robb Elementary School shooter Salvador Ramos grinning as he holds up a bag of blood-soaked dead cats. Ramos was shot dead by authorities Tuesday after slaughtering 19 children and two teachers at the Uvalde, Texas, school. UVALDE SCHOOL POLICE CHIEF'S SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR CITY COUNCIL DELAYED FOLLOWING SHOOTINGThe sicko was previously rumored to have had a fascination with dead cats and had threatened to kidnap, kill and rape girls who shunned him online. "The shooter was known for hurting cats," said David Trevino Jr., who is related to the shooter’s grandmother by marriage, to The Post. ‘THE LIGHT WILL NEVER GO OUT’: UVALDE COMMUNITY RELYING ON FAITH TO PULL THEM THROUGH TRAGEDY"The video shows he was not right in the head," he added.
We need to restore foreign business confidence in China, says BritCham
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWe need to restore foreign business confidence in China, says BritChamSteven Lynch of the British Chamber of Commerce in China says Covid-19 is "dominating absolutely everything," but is just "one strand" of uncertainty in the country.
Hurricane Agatha lashes southern Mexico with rain as record-breaking May storm
PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico, May 30 (Reuters) - Hurricane Agatha plowed into beach resorts on Mexico's southern Pacific coast on Monday, bringing torrential rains and the threat of flooding as the first named storm in the eastern Pacific this year. In Oaxaca, the storm left two highways impassable and knocked out telephone lines, forcing local authorities to communicate by radio, they said. 1/12 Fishermen pull a boat out of the water as Hurricane Agatha moves towards the southern coast of Mexico, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca state, Mexico, May 30, 2022. Before the storm hit land, officials said they had set up 200 shelters in Oaxaca able to shelter 26,000 people. The storm is expected to dissipate by late Tuesday.
How Europeans saw climate change in May
Not all of these examples can or should be attributed to climate change. But the perceptions of our readers — shared from across the Continent — of events that are consistent with a warming planet help us understand better how Europeans see climate change affecting them. Drought in Turin“We can clearly see the effect of climate change here in my region, Piedmont. It has been the hottest and driest winter in two centuries: it’s clear that something is changing.”The warming waters of DoverAnother reader, who requested anonymity, said climate change had affected swimming practice. Climate anxietyOne reader, who wished to stay anonymous, sent in a photo from a picture-perfect honeymoon in the Maldives.
A $2 million relic was stolen and an angel statue was beheaded at a Brooklyn church
A $2 million relic was stolen and an angel statue was beheaded at a Brooklyn churchEnlarge this image toggle caption NYPD via AP NYPD via APPolice say someone busted into the altar at a New York City church, stole a $2 million gold relic and removed the head from a statue of an angel at some point late last week. The incident happened between 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, known as the "Notre Dame" of Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood. Camera recordings from the church's security system were also stolen, the church's pastor said. According to a guidebook posted on the church's website, the tabernacle was built in 1895 and restored in 1952 and 2000. "To know that a burglar entered the most sacred space of our beautiful Church and took great pains to cut into a security system is a heinous act of disrespect," Tumino said.
After years of focus on East Valley, Waymo expands autonomous vehicle service to downtown Phoenix
Waymo, the self-driving car company affiliated with Google, is planning to offer passenger rides in downtown Phoenix after operating its semi-autonomous vehicles there for months. At first, the downtown rides in autonomous vehicles will be offered only to Waymo workers. Waymo has a public ride service called Waymo One operating in areas of Chandler, Mesa and Tempe that the company has previously described as approximately 50 square miles. The company did not offer an estimate of when the Waymo One paid ride service would operate in downtown Phoenix. But also Wednesday, Waymo announced it began operating fully driverless vehicles in San Francisco, something that until now it has only done in the area east of Phoenix.
7-year-old girl dies after boater struck her near Buckskin State Park
A 7-year-old girl died after she was struck by a boat while swimming on the Colorado River near Buckskin State Park on Sunday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office. The girl was swimming near the shoreline of the river when a boat struck her, the sheriff's office said in a press release. Deputies found that Arthur Garcia, 37, was operating the boat drunk in a "reckless and negligent manner" at the time of the collision. Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact Deputy Bryant Moore or Deputy Brian Weck of the Colorado River Station at 760-326-9200. Reach breaking news reporter Angela Cordoba Perez at Angela.CordobaPerez@Gannett.com or on Twitter @AngelaCordobaP.
2 seriously hurt in Nevada desert fireworks incident north of Reno
The man who lit the firework was standing on a rock outcropping before a crowd of 500 people, the statement said. (Getty Images)Two men were seriously injured in a northern Nevada desert fireworks weekend incident at a large gathering of people at a popular off-roading and party area, authorities said. The man who lit the firework was standing on a rock outcropping before a crowd of 500 people, the statement said. “Any fireworks display should be left to professionals.”No arrests were made but the investigation into the incident was ongoing, sheriff’s Sgt. The incident occurred at Moon Rocks, a desert area with prominent rock features on federally owned land about 20 miles north of Reno.
3 men shot in Burnside
Three men were wounded in a shooting Monday in Burnside on the South Side. They were near a sidewalk about 7:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of East 93rd Street when someone opened fire, Chicago police said. One man, 25, was shot in the chest and taken to Trinity Hospital, police said. Another man, 26, was also shot in the chest and taken to the same hospital. The third man, 27, suffered a gunshot wound to his body and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.
Cops: Search on for man missing in Manorville woods
A search was underway Monday night for a man lost in the woods of Manorville, Suffolk County police said. The Manorville Fire Department joined police in the search for the 51-year-old man reported missing about 6:40 p.m. Monday.night, police said. Suffolk County Park Rangers are also on the scene, police said. It’s unclear if the missing man is in the same park where a man and his three sons got lost on May 22. In that case, the West Babylon man and his three sons got lost in the 6,000-acre Manorville Hills County Park.
DEEP: Teen injured in fall from cliffs at Gillette Castle State Park
A 17-year-old male fell from cliffs at Gillette Castle State Park Sunday, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The teen was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford with facial injuries and is in stable condition, DEEP spokesman Will Healey said in a statement released at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. AdvertisementHealey said DEEP EnCon Police, East Haddam Fire Department, East Hampton Fire Department and Chester Fire Department responded to the East Haddam park after the fall occurred. AdvertisementThe 103-year-old landmark castle at the state park only reopened this weekend after extensive renovations. The grounds, which have been open during the renovations, overlook the Connecticut River.
Hepatitis A outbreak: With 7 kids treated in Cincinnati, here's what to watch for
Investigators with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are reviewing two brands of organic strawberries for a possible link to the outbreak. Hepatitis A is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation and sometimes results in liver damage. But hepatitis A can lead to liver failure and even an emergency liver transplant in rare cases, the national institute says. Seven children have been hospitalized for hepatitis A at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center during the outbreak, according to a recent Cincinnati Health Department medical director's report. Dr. William Balistreri, director emeritus of Cincinnati Children's Pediatric Liver Care Center, said the outbreak shouldn't cause parents to panic.
2 children critically injured in Belle Isle hit-and-run crash
Detroit — Michigan State Police said they are investigating a hit-and-run crash Monday on Belle Isle that critically injured two children. In a Twitter post shortly after 9 p.m., MSP said the park has been closed to traffic and cars were starting to exit the island. Just before 10 p.m., the agency tweeted that the two pedestrian victims have been identified as a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl.
Shocking new mugshot shows Florida student, 10, arrested for threatening mass shooting five days after Texas massacre
A SHOCKING new mugshot has been released of the 10-year-old student who was arrested on Saturday over an alleged threat to commit a mass shooting. The threat came only five days after the Uvalde, Texas school shooting on Tuesday resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two teachers. The School Threat Enforcement Team was immediately notified, said police, and an investigation was opened. This isn't the first alleged threat made after the mass shooting in Texas that claimed the lives of 21 people. Last week, four boys were arrested on suspicion of plotting a school shooting in Texas.
Suicide takes more military lives than combat, especially among women
Deana shot herself at age 28 with a .45-caliber handgun, joining the growing number of military women who end their own lives. Suicide in the military community is at its highest rate since 1938, according to a Department of Defense report released last month. About 53% of the women who called the line were at risk of suicide, compared to 41% of men, her study found. Women in the military are dealing with PTSD, isolation and an experience so common that it has its own military acronym - MST, Military Sexual Trauma. And how important it is for women leaving the military to find support in the civilian world, whether it's for MTA, PTSD or both.
La Nina, Loop Current and other factors put Florida in crosshairs of another active hurricane season
Regardless of where the storms pass, a few factors suggest Kottlowski and others might be correct in predicting an active hurricane season. The most active year in history was 2020, with 30 named storms, and the third-most active year was 2021, with 21 named storms. Compare that to water temperatures outside the Loop Current, which is about 78 degrees at 120 feet deep. If a storm passes over the Loop Current, or an eddy that breaks off of the Loop Current, it sometimes jump-starts the rapid intensification process, meaning wind speeds increase at least 35 mph in a 24-hour period. Scientists such as Hugh Willoughby, distinguished research professor at Florida International University’s Department of Earth and Environment, are checking whether global warming has an influence on the Loop Current or other storm factors.
‘People are going to die’: crisis-hit Sri Lanka runs out of medicine
The drug is simply not available in Sri Lanka any more. Without crucial foreign currency, Sri Lanka has been unable to import the essentials: food, fuel – and medicine. Sri Lanka imports more than 80% of its medical supplies. “Ultimately, people are definitely going to die,” said a doctor in Colombo who had been told not to speak to the media. Cancer doctors too were feeling the pressure of having to be the ones both to appeal for global drug donations, as well as treat their patients.
Hurricane Agatha lashes southern Mexico with rain as record-breaking May storm
By Jose CortesPUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico (Reuters) -Hurricane Agatha plowed into beach resorts on Mexico's southern Pacific coast on Monday, bringing torrential rains and the threat of flooding as the first named storm in the eastern Pacific this year. In Oaxaca, the storm left two highways impassable and knocked out telephone lines, forcing local authorities to communicate by radio, they said. A hurricane warning was in effect along some 215 miles (350 km) of coastline from the port of Salina Cruz to Lagunas de Chacahua, the NHC said. Salina Cruz is the site of a major refinery run by state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Pemex said it was on alert in Oaxaca and had set up two units at shelters in Salina Cruz to provide medical care if needed.
Russia : Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921
Beevor's biggest book yet - The dramatic story of Russia's revolution and civil war, from Antony Beevor, the bestselling historian and author of the classic Stalingrad.
France bans English gaming tech jargon in push to preserve language purity
French officials on Monday continued their centuries-long battle to preserve the purity of the language, overhauling the rules on using English video game jargon. The culture ministry, which is involved in the process, told AFP the video game sector was rife with anglicisms that could act as “a barrier to understanding” for non-gamers. France regularly issues dire warnings of the debasement of its language from across the Channel, or more recently the Atlantic. Among several terms to be given official French alternatives were “cloud gaming”, which becomes “jeu video en nuage”, and “eSports”, which will now be translated as “jeu video de competition”. The ministry said experts had searched video game websites and magazines to see if French terms already existed.
Best of Blower 2017-2021
For this unique book, Blower has selected his top 100 cartoons from 2017 to 2021, a time of seismic change in world history. Most of all, Blower hopes to offer "light relief to the madness we’ve all lived through over the last few years". Customise the book with a personal message and pass on the profound silliness of Blower. Cover: Printed 4 Colour Process on 160gsm White + Gloss Laminated. Text: 106 pages Printed 4 Colour Process on 120gsm White.
How self-deception allows people to lie
What marks all of these people is not just the lies they told others – but the lies they must have told themselves. We lie to ourselves to protect our self-images, which allows us to act immorally while maintaining a clear conscience. According to the very latest research, self-deception may have even evolved to help us to persuade others; if we start believing our own lies, it’s much easier to get other people to believe them, too. In an ingenious experiment from 2011, she showed that many people unconsciously employ self-deception to boost their egos. This time, however, the participants were given a financial reward for accurately predicting their results in the second test; overconfidence would come with a penalty.
Japan launches new strategy team for longer-term China diplomacy
The Foreign Ministry has established a new strategy team to coordinate diplomatic policies on China and analyze Beijing’s movements from a mid- to long-term perspective as Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks a controversial third term as leader, according to ministry sources. The creation of the new team within the First China and Mongolia Division of the ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau in April comes as Xi is believed to maintain his helm of the ruling Communist Party, and tensions between the United States and China continue to intensify.
Meghan Markle's estranged half-brother tells her to 'show some support for your dad'
AdvertisementMeghan Markle's estranged half-brother has told her to 'show some support for your dad' after the Duchess made an unannounced visit to Uvalde, but has not visited her father following his stroke. Her older half-sibling, Thomas Markle Jr, said he thought her trip to the scene of the fatal Texas school shooting was 'the most insensitive thing I've seen in my life'. She’s just trying to make herself look better.’When asked if he had a message for his half-sister, Thomas Jr said: ‘Stop the vicious PR attack. Speaking on the show, Thomas Jr said: ‘My dad is here, in the room with me. Speaking after his stroke last week, Thomas Markle said he felt 'hugely grateful' and 'lucky' to be alive.
2TK, Canada's migratory bird that fell for Uruguayan resort
Ruddy turnstone 2TK can be recognised by his ankle bandPunta del Este (Uruguay) (AFP) – The first cold winds announce the arrival of winter in Uruguay's jet setters' playground, Punta del Este. When the food became scarce in Canada's artic tundra as winter swept in, the turnstone migrated 15,000 kilometers (9,300 miles) to South America. By photographing the bird "we feel like we're a part" of that history, he added, noting he has seen 2TK eight times at Uruguay's southernmost tip. A turnstone and an oystercatcher looking for food on the rocks of Punta del Este, Uruguay Eitan ABRAMOVICH AFPIt all helps to refine conservation projects. Many Uruguayan birdwatchers like to think the same thing that attracts them to return time and again to Punta del Este is what also caught 2TK's attention.
Damaging winds, freezing condition sweep east coast
Residents in large parts of New South Wales are being told to expect more damaging winds as a gusty cold front sweeps through the state.
Hyundai Engineering expands nuclear power plant business
Hyundai Engineering (HEC) set up a new division for nuclear power projects as it seeks to develop its own small modular reactors (SMR).What was previously a team has been expanded and elevated to a division, and more nuclear power specialists will join, the company said.In addition to SMRs, Hyundai Engineering plans to produce micro modular reactors and hydrogen; enter new fields such as decommissioning of aging nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel cycle, reactors for research purposes and nuclear fuel manufacturing.Based on its ongoing MMR project in Chalk River, Canada, the company plans to secure engineering, procurement, and construction rights for MMRs in Canada, the US and Poland by 2029. It also plans to mass-produce hydrogen using high temperatures through technological advancement.As for the nuclear power plant decommissioning and nuclear fuel cycle, HEC will participate in the designing of temporary storage facilities for nuclear fuels after their use in domestic power plants, and plans to enter overseas markets as well.The company also plans to secure EPC rights for pyroprocessing, which recycles used nuclear fuels from light-water reactors into nuclear fuels for sodium-cooled fast reactors and radioactive waste treatment facilities.According to US consulting firm Bates White, the global demand for nuclear power plant decommissioning is expected to grow to some 204 trillion won ($164 billion) by 2050.Based on its experience in the OYSTER research reactor project in the Netherlands, HEC also hopes to join projects in countries such as South Africa, Bangladesh, Thailand and Kenya.According to the United Kingdom National Nuclear Laboratory, the global demand for SMRs is projected to reach between 390 trillion won and 630 trillion won by 2035.Having entered the nuclear power plant business in the 1980s, HEC has carried out various projects including helping design the Wolseong 1 nuclear power plant.HEC has worked with Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporatio
Australian Red Cross calls for donors as supplies plummet
Australia's blood stocks are expected to soon drop to their lowest point since the start of the pandemic. The Australian Red Cross needs more than 17,000 donors to help raise supply, which has taken a hit due to the current flu surge, colds and COVID cases.
New infections rebound to over 10,000 amid eased virus curbs
(Yonhap)South Korea's new coronavirus cases bounced back to above 10,000 on Tuesday due to increased COVID-19 tests following the weekend amid eased antivirus curbs. The daily caseload rebounded from the 6,139 cases reported Monday. Daily cases soared to over 621,000 in mid-March on the spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant. Inbound travelers have to undergo only one polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within three days of arrival beginning next month. Currently, they must take a PCR test within 24 hours of entry, as well as a rapid antigen test on the sixth or seventh day.
N. Korea's food shortages estimated at 860,000 tons: CIA data
North Korea is in urgent need of food imports or assistance as many of its people continue to suffer from food shortages and malnutrition, with the gap estimated at 860,000 tons, data from the US intelligence community showed Tuesday. "Due to low food consumption levels, poor dietary diversity, and economic downturn -- a large portion of the population suffers from low levels of food consumption and very poor dietary diversity," it read. "The economic constraints, particularly resulting from the global impact of the COVID?19 pandemic, have increased the population's vulnerability to food insecurity. "If this gap is not adequately covered through commercial imports and/or food aid, households could experience a harsh lean period," it added. The CIA put the North's population this year at 25.96 million, with 3.13 million, or 12 percent of the total, living in the capital city of Pyongyang.
S. Korea's military team to leave for Hawaii to join US-led RIMPAC exercise
South Korean military personnel pose for a photo aboard the 14,500-ton Marado amphibious landing ship on Tuesday, before their departure for Hawaii to attend the biennial Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), in this photo released by the Navy. (Yonhap)A South Korean fleet of warships, maritime aircraft and around 1,000 troops is set to depart for Hawaii on Tuesday to participate in a US-led multinational maritime exercise set to begin late next month, the Navy said. Led by Rear Adm. An Sang-min, the fleet will leave a naval base on the southern resort island of Jeju to join the biennial Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) scheduled to run from June 29 through Aug. 4. The fleet marks South Korea's largest contingent to the RIMPAC since the country first joined the exercise in 1990, according to the officials. Launched in 1971, the RIMPAC exercise is designed to enhance cooperation among participating countries in securing sea lines of communication and countering potential security challenges at sea.
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Russia has lost the Ukraine war, China made wrong bet: Ex-FS Shyam Saran
Russia has lost the Ukraine war as it would not have achieved any rational objective by the end of it and had made a "wrong bet" on Moscow, former foreign secretary said on Monday. During a discussion after the launch of his new book "How Sees India and The World", Saran said the Chinese perception and also that of the Russians was that "this is our moment". "Making that bet with the Russians, that is the bet which I believe has gone wrong (for China). "Why has Russia lost this war, because if it is going to leave Ukraine in a complete rubble, what has that done for Russia. The bet has made on Russia and on what the new world order would look like has gone wrong, he said.
German Chancellor accused of comparing climate activists to Nazis
(CNN) German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was accused Monday of comparing climate activists to Nazis, in allegations that his spokesperson said were "completely absurd." Scholz was speaking at a Catholic Day panel event in the city of Stuttgart on Friday when protesters disrupted him, with one activist reportedly trying to get up on stage before being blocked by security staff. "I'll be honest: These black-clad displays at various events by the same people over and over again remind me of a time that is, thank God, long gone by," he said in an exchange captured on camera. His remarks went viral on Monday on social media, where a number of users expressed anger over his comments. Scholz was speaking about the phase-out of coal-fired power generation and resulting jobs losses in open cast mining when he was interrupted.
Tending Russia's Dead as They Pile Up in Ukraine
KHARKIV, Ukraine — They lie in white and black bags at 20 degrees below zero Celsius, but the stench is still overpowering. Ukraine says 30,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since the invasion began Feb. 24; those numbers are impossible to independently verify, and Russia rarely gives casualty tolls. Estimates based on publicly available evidence suggest that well over 400 Russian soldiers were killed or wounded in one incident alone this month in northeastern Ukraine. Last week, for the first time since Russia invaded, President Vladimir Putin visited a military hospital in Moscow to visit wounded soldiers. One of the soldiers handling the Russian corpses in Kharkiv said he hoped Ukraine’s decision to safeguard Russia’s war dead may improve its chances of getting its own back from behind enemy lines.
China Launches World's First Drone Mothership; Likely To Be Used For Military Purposes
Zhu Hai Yun, launched last week, has a wide deck equipped to carry dozens of unmanned vehicles including drones, unmanned ships and submersibles, reported the South China Morning Post. This also makes it a powerful platform to launch UAVs for military purposes, though Beijing claims the vehicle has been designed for marine research purposes. The drone mothership is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year after sea trials. Timothy Heath, a senior security analyst from the U.S. think tank Rand told the South China Morning Post that the vessel could definitely be used for military applications. Beijing recently announced it was working on small drone swarming capabilities and platforms able to field aerial drones at sea.
Australia election: PM Anthony Albanese secures majority government
His government is also aiming to sure up ties in the Pacific in the face of growing Chinese influence. Foreign Minister Penny Wong made a trip to Fiji within days of being sworn in.
Scenes from Staten Island’s Annual Memorial Day Parade
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Why you should never post pictures of your vacation when abroad
Next time you are posting pictures of yourself on the beach on social media, you might want to think twice about who you are sharing it with. Experts have warned that Brits who post vacation snaps online could be left thousands of dollars out of pocket. A survey in 2019 found that one in 12 Britons have been burgled after bragging on social media, after tagging their location as away from home. Ruby Gonzalez, Communications Director of NordVPN previously told Cosmopolitan: “Although it’s fun to post vacation photos and let everyone know you’re having a cocktail on a sunny beach, that sends a clear signal to burglars that your home is empty.”Experts have warned that Brits who post vacation snaps online could be left thousands of pounds out of pocket. Don’t use the free WiFi on vacation though – using free WiFi spots when on vacation puts you at risk of being hacked.
Consumer Reports signs lease for first Manhattan office
Consumer Reports has signed a two-year lease for a 8,189 square-foot office at the Durst Organization’s 675 Third Ave. The teeny-tiny lease is notable because it will be the first time the venerable product- and service-testing organ has ever had a Manhattan office. The satellite location in the recently upgraded tower will give Consumer Reports staff easy access to their Yonkers headquarters via Metro North from nearby Grand Central Terminal.
More than 30 people dead from gun violence over Memorial Day weekend across US
More than 30 people lost their lives from gun violence around the country over a blood-spattered Memorial Day weekend — just days after the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Dozens of victims — including 13 in Philadelphia alone — lost their lives with violence spiraling across the nation. The crime scene of the tragic Philadelphia shooting. Maryland suffered at least four shooting deaths, including a 17-year-old boy and two men involved in a separate triple shooting in Baltimore. The the violent weekend came after gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, opened fire at a Texas school, killing 21 students and teachers last Tuesday.
Pittsburgh police arrest man in connection with drive-by shooting death of 18-month-old child
Pittsburgh police arrested a man on Monday in connection with a drive-by shooting that left an 18-month-old child dead over Memorial Day weekend. Londell Falconer, 26, is facing charges of homicide and criminal conspiracy in connection with the little boy's death. TENNESSEE SHOOTING INCIDENT: MULTIPLE VICTIMS INJURED IN CHATTANOOGA AREA, POLICE SAYThe vehicle in the drive-by shooting, a Jeep Compass, was found abandoned nearby, and police discovered Falconer's fingerprints on the car's license plate and a discarded Red Bull can, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAbout 13 hours after the incident, police were notified that Falconer was seeking treatment at a hospital for an unrelated shooting, according to the local newspaper. Falconer was taken to police headquarters for questioning and allegedly admitted to driving the vehicle involved in the shooting.
'The light will never go out': Uvalde community relying on faith to pull them through tragedy
Also, over the weekend, thousands gathered in the town square to worship and pray for healing. "We are here to bring light to Uvalde," said Nick Molino who attends a church in San Antonio. Rikki Barrera, a 4th grader from a nearby city, is one of the thousands of kids who have visited the makeshift memorial in the town square. The memorials at Robb Elementary and the town square have quadrupled in size since Tuesday. "I believe it’s a time, not only for this city, but the entire country" Beazley says.
Man in wig throws cake at glass protecting Mona Lisa
An employee holds up the frame of an original early 19th century replica of the Mona Lisa, in Paris at the Christie's auction house on November 9, 2021. A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth. A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth. Videos posted on social media showed a young man in a wig and lipstick who had arrived in a wheelchair. The cake attack left a conspicuous white creamy smear on the glass but the famous work by Leonardo da Vinci wasn't damaged.
Death toll from Brazil floods at least 91, with dozens lost
An aerial view from Olinda region of Recife after floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in Pernambuco, Brazil on May 29, 2022. Authorities in northeastern Brazil's Pernambuco state said Monday that 91 deaths have been confirmed from flooding over the weekend, with more two dozen people still missing. Authorities in northeastern Brazil's Pernambuco state said Monday that 91 deaths have been confirmed from flooding over the weekend, with more two dozen people still missing. Hundreds of state and federal rescue workers were searching for 26 people currently unaccounted for, according to the official statement. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday flew over the affected area of Pernambuco's capital, Recife, and neighboring Jaboatao dos Guararapes.
China says its Jan-April non-financial outbound direct investment rises 4.5% y/y
Woman holds Chinese Yuan banknotes in this illustration taken May 30, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationBEIJING, May 31 (Reuters) - China's non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) in the first four months of the year rose 4.5% from a year earlier to $35.88 billion, the commerce ministry said on Monday. In yuan terms, ODI grew 2.5% in the January-April period from a year earlier, the ministry said in a statement. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Ellen Zhang, Albee Zhang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Muralikumar AnantharamanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Suriname says will open embassy in Jerusalem
REUTERS/Ilan RosenbergMay 30 (Reuters) - Suriname plans to open an embassy in Jerusalem though a date is not yet set, the South American country and Israel both said on Monday. The planned move is likely to be opposed by Palestinians, as Jerusalem has been one of the thorniest issues in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterSurinamese Foreign Minister Albert Ramdin paid a visit to Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Israel's government said in a statement. "During the meeting between the two foreign ministers, the Surinamese Foreign Minister announced that his country plans to soon open an embassy in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel," the statement said. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war, as the capital of a future state.
Giant Deep Ocean Turbine Trial Offers Hope of Endless Green Power
“Ocean currents have an advantage in terms of their accessibility in Japan,” said Ken Takagi, a professor of ocean technology policy at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences. While tidal flows don’t run 24 hours, they tend to be stronger than deep ocean currents. Ocean Energy Systems, an intergovernmental collaboration established by the International Energy Agency, sees the potential to deploy more than 300 gigawatts of ocean energy globally by 2050. One of the advantages of the deep ocean current is it doesn’t restrict navigation of ships, IHI said. If successful at scale, deep ocean currents could add a vital part in providing green baseline power in the global effort to phase out fossil fuels.
Probe could shed light on police time lapse in Uvalde deaths
A similar review that largely praised the response to the San Bernardino mass shooting was over 100 pages long. In announcing the review, Justice Department spokesperson Anthony Coley said it would be conducted in a fair, impartial and independent manner and the findings would be made public. You don’t need the key.”The Justice review won’t investigate the crime itself, or directly hold police civilly or criminally liable. In previous shootings reviewed by the Justice Department, non-specialized law enforcement units did not have the kind of body armor needed to fully protect themselves. In San Bernardino, meanwhile, only one of the first officers on scene had a shotgun and several did not have body armor.
HitPay is a one-stop solution for SMEs
HitPay has almost everything SMEs need to run their businesses. In addition to being an online payment gateway, it also offers tools like point-of-sale software with card readers, plugins, payment links and no-code online stores. As its team began to understand the needs of SMEs more, it started to develop the other tools on the platform. “SMEs have very specific requirements, so we wanted to build a one-stop no code platform,” said Haripurkar. “That entails all our plugins, point of sale software, business software, online stores and recurring payments.
San Diego exploring ban on beach bonfires outside of rings
A new San Diego proposal would ban beach bonfires fueled by wood or coal unless those fires are inside the limited number of designated fire rings provided by the city. The change would also bring San Diego’s beaches in line with other state beaches that already ban makeshift wood-fueled beach fires. “I support safe, legal beach fires,” said Councilmember Joe LaCava, who is spearheading the effort. They said wood-fueled beach bonfires are such a tradition in San Diego for residents and tourists that enforcing a ban will be difficult. “Lifeguards routinely put out fires and remove hazardous debris from illegal beach fires that could injure beach patrons,” said Marine Safety Capt.
Patients Reveal Horror Stories About Utah OBGYN Who Allegedly Abused More Than 80 Women
When the exam was over, however, Broadbent told her something that made her stomach turn. At least three patients were 14 years old and pregnant when Broadbent allegedly abused them. The lawsuits detail multiple instances where Broadbent allegedly abused his young and naive female patients even when their husbands were present. In Jane Doe S.P.’s case, Broadbent allegedly instructed her to stretch out her vagina in preparation for her honeymoon. I knew something wasn’t right and now wish I had followed that instinct,” the woman told us.
Shrinking Lake Mead welcomes Memorial Day crowd — PHOTOS
(Erik Verduzco / Las Vegas Review-Journal)People visit Lake Mead in Las Vegas, Monday, May 30, 2022. (Erik Verduzco / Las Vegas Review-Journal)People visit Lake Mead in Las Vegas, Monday, May 30, 2022. (Erik Verduzco / Las Vegas Review-Journal)People visit Lake Mead in Las Vegas, Monday, May 30, 2022. (Erik Verduzco / Las Vegas Review-Journal)People visit Lake Mead in Las Vegas, Monday, May 30, 2022. (Erik Verduzco / Las Vegas Review-Journal)People visit Lake Mead in Las Vegas, Monday, May 30, 2022.
A dad’s anguish outside Texas school while shooting unfolded
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Javier Cazares raced to his daughter’s school when he heard there was a shooting, leaving his truck running with the door open as he ran into the school yard. He spent the next 35 to 45 agonizing minutes scanning the children fleeing Robb Elementary School for his 9-year-old “firecracker,” Jacklyn. This account of the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook is based on law enforcement’s timeline, records and numerous interviews with Uvalde residents in the hours and days after the massacre. Two minutes after Ramos entered the school, three police officers followed him through the same door and were quickly joined by four more. Minutes later, the Uvalde school district posted on Facebook that all campuses were going into lockdown but that “the students and staff are safe in the buildings.
Probe could shed light on police time lapse in Uvalde deaths
In announcing the review, Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley said it would be conducted in a fair, impartial and independent manner and the findings would be made public. A U.S. Border Patrol tactical team finally used a janitor’s key to unlock the classroom door and kill the gunman, raising more questions about the choice of entry. You don’t need the key.”The Justice review won’t investigate the crime itself, or directly hold police civilly or criminally liable. What it will likely do is examine things like how police communicated with each other, said Thor Eells, executive director of the National Tactical Officers Association. In previous shootings reviewed by the Justice Department, non-specialized law enforcement units did not have the kind of body armor needed to fully protect themselves.
State police investigating hit-and-run crash on Belle Isle that hurt 2
Detroit — Michigan State Police said they are investigating a hit-and-run crash Monday on Belle Isle. Officials said one adult and one child were both hurt. In a Twitter post shortly after 9 p.m., MSP said the park has been closed to traffic and cars are starting to exit the island.
Boston police and Licensing Board warn of spiked drinks
Detective John Boyle said, adding that none of the incidents so far has resulted in a rape. Police specifically are warning of scentless, colorless and tasteless drugs such as Rohypnol, also known as “roofie”; gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB); or Ketamine. The Licensing Board issued an advisory reminding bars and nightclubs that they should post information such as indicators of a drugged drink: a foggy appearance, sinking ice cubes or excessive bubbles. “A large part of the responsibility for this should fall on the bars and nightclubs,” said Duane de Four, interim executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. “They’re often aware of repeat offenders.”Establishments that don’t follow the rules will have their licenses suspended immediately, the board said.
Uvalde: Visitations, funerals and burials, one after another
Instead on Monday, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered at funeral visitations. This week alone, funerals are planned for 11 children and teacher Irma Garcia. Greg Abbott, speaking at a Memorial Day event in Longview, urged Texans to keep Uvalde in their prayers. “And as Texans, we must come together and lift up Uvalde and support them in every way that we possibly can. –––More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting
Probe could shed light on police time lapse in Uvalde deaths
But officers in Uvalde, Texas, took more than an hour to kill a shooter who massacred 19 children, a lapse of time that will likely be a key part of a Justice Department probe into the police response. A similar review that largely praised the response to the San Bernardino mass shooting was over 100 pages long. In announcing the review, Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley said it would be conducted in a fair, impartial and independent manner and the findings would be made public. You don’t need the key.”The Justice review won't investigate the crime itself, or directly hold police civilly or criminally liable. In previous shootings reviewed by the Justice Department, non-specialized law enforcement units did not have the kind of body armor needed to fully protect themselves.
Boston Police warn of drinks being spiked at bars, Cape police also getting reports of 'date rape drugs'
Local police departments are warning people about a recent rise in reports of drink spiking at bars and clubs, urging patrons to be vigilant and watch their beverage at all times. Boston Police on Monday said they’ve learned about numerous social media posts from people reporting that they were recent victims of drink spiking at local bars. People can test their drink with test strips or nail polish that will light up a certain color if drugs are detected. Boston Police is urging anyone who believes they were a victim of drink spiking to report these incidents to the department — either by calling 911 or by reporting it at any Boston Police district station. Barnstable Police are also urging victims to come forward, and if people see anyone who appears to be in distress or wandering alone late at night, they should contact police at 508-778-3874.
At least 91 dead in Brazil floods and landslides with many more missing
The death toll from floods in north-eastern Brazil could rise to more than 100 after authorities in Pernambuco state confirmed 91 deaths with many more people missing. Hundreds of state and federal rescue workers would resume searching on Tuesday for 26 people unaccounted for, said officials. Jair Bolsonaro in a helicopter to see the damage caused by landslides and floods in northern Brazil. He noted Brazil had recently experienced similar disasters in the mountains above Rio de Janeiro, in southern Bahia state, and in Minas Gerais state. The state’s civil defence authority said the flooding had displaced 5,000 people from their homes, and reinforced its alert about the continuing risk of landslides.
Big tobacco's environmental impact is 'devastating': WHO
In its report released on World No Tobacco Day, the UN agency called for the tobacco industry to be held to account and foot the bill for the cleanup. The report, "Tobacco: poisoning our planet", looks at the impacts of the whole cycle, from the growth of plants to the manufacturing of tobacco products, to consumption and waste. While tobacco's health impacts have been well documented for decades -- with smoking still causing more than eight million deaths worldwide every year -- the report focuses on its broader environmental consequences. 4.5 trillion cigarette buttsIn addition, "tobacco products are the most littered item on the planet, containing over 7,000 toxic chemicals, which leech into our environment when discarded," Krech said. And yet, despite tobacco industry marketing, WHO stressed that there is no evidence filters provide any proven health benefits over smoking non-filtered cigarettes.
Man charged over alleged car theft with baby in backseat
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[Graphic News] Chinese nationals purchase nearly 7,000 buildings in S. Korea in 2021
Chinese people purchased nearly 7,000 buildings in South Korea last year, with more than half of the properties being in the Greater Seoul area, a ruling party lawmaker said.A total of 6,640 buildings, including apartments, were purchased by Chinese nationals last year, and 2,659 of them are located in Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds the capital city of Seoul, Chung Woo-taik, a lawmaker of the ruling People Power Party, said in a report, citing the National Assembly Research Service.Chinese-owned properties accounted for 78.1 percent of total foreign buying in Gyeonggi Province last year, followed by 408 buildings purchased by Americans.Chinese people also bought 1,220 buildings in Incheon and 736 buildings in Seoul last year, according to the report. (Yonhap)By Nam Kyung-don ( don@heraldcorp.com
Poll: Most Republicans believe discrimination against whites is ‘as big a problem’ as anti-Black racism
Poll: Most Republicans believe discrimination against whites is ‘as big a problem’ as anti-Black racismThe survey was conducted following the racially motivated massacre at a Buffalo grocery storeLoading the player...An overwhelming number of Republicans believe discrimination against white people is “as big a problem” as the anti-Black hate the permeates the nation, according to a new poll. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)Per the poll, 64% of Republican respondents said white people experience a fair amount of hate or discrimination in society. While 77% of Biden voters cited racism as the leading cause for the massacre, only 42% of Trump voters agreed and 40% blamed the “liberal media (such as MSNBC)” as a contributing factor, per the report. The pollster noted:Asked to choose which of eight issues played the “biggest” role in the shooting, most Trump voters pick mental illness (56%), followed by racism (15%) and liberal media (14%). Per the Yahoo News/YouGov poll, a large percentage of Trump voters agree that “Discrimination against white people has become as big a problem as discrimination against Black people in the U.S.”TheGrio is FREE on your TV via Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, and Android TV.
The 'Mona Lisa' has been caked in attempted vandalism stunt
Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNNThe "Mona Lisa" was the subject of attempted vandalism on Sunday when a visitor to the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris smeared frosting all over the Renaissance-era painting's protective glass. "A visitor simulated a disability in order to use a wheelchair to approach the work, which was installed in a secure display case. "While standing near the painting, this individual threw a pastry he had hidden in his personal belongings at the Mona Lisa's glass case. A visitor to the Louvre smeared cake on the glass protecting the Mona Lisa. In 2009, a woman angrily threw a ceramic cup at the painting, breaking the cup but leaving the painting unharmed.
Wichita police investigate deadly shooting as possible hate crime
“We're still checking cameras in the area, local businesses and talking with witnesses,” Fort said. “We're still looking for suspects,” “We've got plenty of officers in the area. If anyone knows anything about this, we urge them to call 911 and let us know.”People can call 911 with their tip or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.
Eurovision Winners Auction Off Trophy to Support Ukraine’s Army
Ukraine’s victory at the Eurovision Song Contest brought national pride, joy and artistic prestige to the country amid the devastation of war. Now, it will also help supply drones to the Ukrainian army. Kalush Orchestra, the Ukrainian band that won Eurovision after sweeping the phone-in popular vote, put its trophy and the pink bucket hat worn by its lead singer during the contest up for auction, and the items netted more than $1.2 million, the band’s spokeswoman said in a statement on Monday. “We believe that this is only the first victory before our biggest victory over the Russian aggressor,” Oleh Psiuk, the band’s lead singer, said in a Telegram message. The money is going to the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation, an organization founded by a Ukrainian TV presenter, and will be used to buy three drones that the army can use for surveillance, said Maria Pysarenko, a spokeswoman for the foundation.
NYC banker and heir of wealthy Italian family accused of stealing $4.1M inheritance
A new lawsuit accuses a New York banker – who is the heir of a wealthy Italian family – of stealing $4.1 million from his sister and brother’s inheritance. “Giorgio, Priscilla, Federico, and Sergio agreed to use the Chase Bank account as a temporary depository of the children’s inheritance because the account was available to receive the funds at that moment,” the suit says. Giorgio has since apparently moved out of his Greenpoint, Brooklyn apartment and no one in the family knows where he is currently living, the suit claims. Priscilla Tupini and her younger brother, Federico, are being looped out of their inheritance, their suit claims. I’ll take care of it.’”“When it comes time to send it back to Federico and to Priscilla, Giorgio only gave back $1 million,” Freiberg claimed.
Rosaries, bouquets and tiny caskets: Uvalde begins to bury its dead
Volunteers flew and drove in from across Texas and all over the country to help with various aspects of the funerals. Morales, known as “Father Eddy,” will host funeral after funeral for the victims practically every day beginning Tuesday — sometimes two in one day, about a dozen in all. The area was carpeted with thousands of bouquets and toys, and on Monday, people were still bringing more. They should bury all the victims there, he said, and construct a big memorial in their names. “They all died together; they should be together.”Paulina Villegas in Uvalde contributed to this report.
The drama and delight of nature in a suburban yard
Choose your plan ArrowRight But just as often, nature is beautiful. This is the first spring of our new and improved yard that now has a burbling artificial stream and native plants designed to lure pollinators. I think what we had were a black and white warbler, a black-throated green warbler, a yellow-rumped warbler and an American redstart. They only stuck around for an hour or two, not long enough for me to ask them if I was right. Red in tooth and claw nature may be, but it still lifts my heart to be part of it.
Texas school shooting: Ukraine's Zelenskyy, world leaders react, say they are 'deeply saddened'
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskyy and several other world leaders offered their condolences to the United States on Wednesday for the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Zelenskyy stated he was "deeply saddened by the news of the murder of innocent children in Texas." "The people of Ukraine share the pain of the relatives and friends of the victims and all Americans," Zelenskyy tweeted. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATESCanadian President Justin Trudeau also tweeted support for Americans, saying "Canadians are mourning with you." "I think about what happened to us, and all I can reflect is: We are a very pragmatic people.
China threatens to downgrade ties with Israel after newspaper publishes Taiwan interview
An interview with Taiwan’s foreign minister published in an Israeli newspaper has reportedly ruffled feathers in China. Jerusalem Post editor Yaakov Katz said he received a call from the Chinese embassy in Israel, insisting that his outlet take down the interview. In the interview, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned of the threat posed by China’s authoritarian regime. "When dealing with China, you should never accept preconditions because once you accept preconditions, you lose no matter what," Wu said. "And when you worry about China getting angry and give in, or make pledges that you shouldn’t make concessions, China also wins."
China faces a nearly $1 trillion funding gap. It will need more debt to fill it.
They estimate a funding gap of about 6 trillion yuan ($895.52 billion) — roughly 2.5 trillion yuan in decreased revenue due to tax refunds and weaker economic production, and another 3.5 trillion yuan of lost land sales revenue. Eight of China's 31 province-level regions saw a drop in fiscal revenue during that time, the ministry said, without naming them. In 2021, Tibet was the only province-level region to see a decline in fiscal revenue, according to Wind. I think the central government may have to revise the fiscal budget and issue more debt to help the local governments." Beijing in March already announced an increase in transfer of funds from the central to local governments.
Europe's dash for gas puts Australia's LNG import plans at risk
FILE PHOTO - Swinoujscie LNG terminal, liquefied natural gas terminal operated by Poland's state-owned gas transmission company Gaz-System, is pictured in Swinoujscie, Poland May 27, 2022. France, Germany and the Netherlands among others will need to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to replace pipelined gas from Russia, which has been hit by sanctions during the Ukraine conflict. European users are grabbing floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) needed to convert LNG to gas, leaving little left for Australian import projects that aim to fill an expected gas supply gap from 2024. The country is therefore proceeding with LNG import projects, but most have not yet reached the stage of locking in customers or regasification infrastructure, and are getting pipped on FSRUs by European users. Woodside, a top Australian independent gas producer, has a tentative agreement to supply LNG to Viva's terminal.
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Canada introduces law to freeze handgun sales, ban look-alike toys, article with galleryCanada's government introduced legislation Monday to implement a "national freeze" on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of a gun control package that would also limit magazine capacities and ban some toys that look like guns. 12:06 AM UTC . Updated undefined ago
Bitcoin surges nearly 8% to $31,780
Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency Bitcoin plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationMay 30 (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 7.93 % to $31,780.51 at 2200 GMT on Monday, up $2,334.8 from its previous close. The world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency is up 25.1% from the year's low of $25,401.05 on May 12. Ether , the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, rose 9.8 % to $1,989.38 on Monday, adding $177.54 to its previous close. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Ann Maria Shibu in Bengaluru; Editing by David GregorioOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Japan's jobless rate falls to 2.5% in April - government
FILE PHOTO: Job seekers attend orientation sessions at company booths during a job fair held for fresh graduates in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's jobless rate fell to 2.5% in April, while the availability of jobs increased, government data showed on Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was lower than the 2.6% reported for March, which was also the median forecast for April in a Reuters poll of economists. The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.23 in April, labour ministry data showed, in line with a Reuters poll forecast and rising 0.01 point from the previous month's 1.22. For a table on the data, go to the internal affairs ministry's website: http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/index.htm(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry's website)(Reporting by Kentaro Sugiyama; Writing by Kantaro Komiya; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)
Zinc heads towards new $41M tech-for-good fund to back pre-team talent solving big problems
However, the evidence is mounting that they are increasingly attracting some of the world’s best talent, because the world’s best talent does actually want to solve some of the planet’s biggest problems. In Europe, Entrepreneur First (EF) and Antler have tried to scale their models as ‘talent investors’, while the Bethnal Green Ventures fund was even acquired and re-capitalized by its new owners. Zinc 2 Fund will back talent which (similar to EF) is pre-team and pre-idea, to build these startups. Zinc and the entrepreneurs share a conviction that each of these missions is a big opportunity for both social impact and commercial success. The founders Zinc backed in its most recent venture builder programme are over 50% women, 15% Black, with an average age of 38.
Archaeologists uncover trove of ancient Egyptian mummies
STORY: Archaeologists have uncovereda trove of ancient Egyptian mummiesLocation: Giza, EgyptMummies, amulets and boxeswere found in painted wooden coffinsOfficials say the 250 coffins and 150 bronze statues founddate back to the Late Period, about 500 BCMOSTAFA WAZIRI, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF ANTIQUITIES:“In one of the wooden sarcophagi, we found, for the first time, a complete and sealed papyrus. Immediately, this papyrus was moved to the Egyptian museum for sterilization and in order to conduct the needed studies. I think this papyrus is similar to the ones that were discovered 100 years ago that talk about the Book of the Gates and the Book of the Dead." The discovery happened at a cemeteryin Saqqara, south of the Giza pyramidsIn recent years, Saqqara has provided astream of archaeological discoveries
Why doesn’t the Hollywood sign light up at night? We have answers
A few friends and I planned to hike around Griffith Park after dusk, hoping to catch a glimpse of the illuminated Hollywood sign. For example, Jimmy Kimmel’s backdrop at one point included the stylized Hollywood sign illuminated behind the city skyline. The sign is also depicted lighted in the 2012 film “Rock