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first_imgNano-balls filled with poison wipe out metastatic cancer in miceFor most cancer patients, it’s not the original tumor that poses the greatest risk. It’s the metastases that invade the lung, liver, and other tissues. Now, researchers have come up with an approach that tricks these spinoff tumors into swallowing poison. So far the strategy has only been tested in mice, where it proved highly effective. 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New research suggests that it might not be easy: Only a small proportion of these human-caused extinctions will leave behind a fossil trace—and the most threatened species are the ones least likely to be preserved for posterity.Q&A: Author of ‘feminist glaciology’ study reflects on sudden appearance in culture warsThe article “Glaciers, gender, and science: A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research” has become the latest talking point in an ongoing controversy about National Science Foundation–funded research. ScienceInsider talked with author Mark Carey about defining a feminist glaciology framework, how social and humanities research can help inform scientific knowledge, and how he feels about this unexpected extra attention.Rich sexual past between modern humans and Neandertals revealedOnly a bit of the DNA coiled inside the cells of Europeans and Asians comes from Neandertals, but those snippets have sparked a flurry of research. In the past few years, researchers have traced them to one or two ancient encounters with our extinct cousins. Now, a report published online in Science this week details a far richer sexual past for modern humans and their archaic cousins, one that played out at multiple times and places over the past 60,000 years.last_img read more

first_imgLos Angeles, Jan 31 (PTI) The first trailer for the fifth installment of the “Bourne” movie series will be screened during Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League.The Super Bowl, though not a movie event, has become a popular spot to land movie trailers, reported Ace Showbiz.Its Eric Van Lustbader, the author who took over the “Bourne” book series after Robert Ludlum passed away, who broke the news.He wrote on Facebook, “The first trailer for the new Bourne film will be shown during this years Superbowl telecast. At that time I believe youll find out the title of the film. (I know it, but Im sworn to secrecy). So tune in on February 7th to check out all the excitement. I, for one, cant wait!!!”In addition to screening the first trailer, Universal Pictures will reveal the official title of the fifth installment of the “Bourne” movie series.Matt Damon returns to reprise the titular character and Paul Greengrass is back to direct. “Bourne 5” is due to arrive in North America on July 29.Other movies taking part in the sports event telecast are “The Jungle Book”, “Captain America: Civil War”, “Zootopia”, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, “Finding Dory”, “Rogue One”, “X-Men: Apocalypse”, “Independence Day: Resurgence” and “Deadpool”. PTI JCH JCHlast_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisementUnited were prepared to shell £80 million to bring Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford, in turn making him the most expensive English player of all time, but former club legend Wayne Rooney is suggesting the player should remain at Dortmund.Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesSancho joined Borussia Dortmund in 2017 from Manchester City, for a fee of around £7 million, which turned out to be a steal for BVB considering the player’s form in Bundesliga, scoring 12 times and 17 assists in his 34 appearances in the German league.Solskjær already landed the 21-year-old pair Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James this Summer, and  the 19-year old winger would fit in the lineup of Red Devils this coming season.However, already losing Pulisic to Chelsea, Lucien Favre is likely to retain his club’s star teenager at all costs.Ex-United forward Rooney has recently stated that he believes Sancho is in the right place.“Dortmund is a great club with great fans, they trust their young players and you can see that in Sancho and the progress he has made in the last 12 months,” the DC United star spoke to Sport Bild.“It’s fun to watch him, he’s doing really well at BVB. Now Jadon has to ask himself whether he would get the playing time he gets in Dortmund when he moves to England, or would he just sit on the bench?“Playing time is so important for a young player like Jadon, so if he gets the most playing time in Dortmund, he should stay there.”Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe Moto X may not be dead after all. Ever since Lenovo (the company that owns Motorola Mobility) launched the Moto Z and Moto Z Play phones, there have been many speculations regarding the future of the Moto X line-up. Android Authority and serial tipster @OnLeaks seem to have gotten their hands on the factory CADs of the alleged Moto X (2017). The duo has posted a video alongside the renders and by the looks of it the phone in question would be a crossover device.The Moto X (2017), as per the leak, looks like a love child of the Moto Z and the Moto M phones. It comes with a full-metal body with Moto M-like chamfers. The fingerprint scanner lies on the front, atop a recessed home button. It isn’t clear whether the phone would come with on-screen navigation keys and whether the home button would serve just the locking and unlocking purposes, as is the norm in most Moto phones these days.As per the leak, the power button and the volume rocker of the phone are placed on the right while the SIM tray lies on the top. There is no USB Type-C on-board this time round. Note that both the Moto Z and the Moto M come with one. The phone has a Moto Z-like camera with a visible protrusion on the rear. It appears that it is aided with dualLED flash.The report fails to mention hardware specifics of the alleged Moto X (2017) but says the phone may come with a 5.2-inch screen. Lenovo will likely announce the phone at MWC, as per the report.advertisementThe biggest highlight, it would appear from the leak, is that the phone isn’t seen sporting the Moto Z-characteristic magnetic connector pins, which suggests it may not support Moto Mods. Also, the phone is seen carrying a headphone jack at the bottom, unlike the Moto Z which does not include one.Also Read: Motorola Moto Z review: The most underrated phone of 2016last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 21 (PTI) Enthusiastic Delhiites turned up in large numbers at Rajpath, various parks and public squares across the city today to perform asanas to mark the fourth International Yoga Day.Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the country-wide celebrations in Dehradun, where around 50,000 enthusiasts at the Forest Research Institute campus here stretched an extra muscle in various yogic exercises.In Delhi, the fourth edition of the celebrations played out at several venues — from the sprawling Rajpath to the lawns of Red fort to old municipal parks and gardens in other parts of the city.Union minister Harsh Vardhan, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal and senior BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi took part in the celebrations. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal whose name was there in the guest list was not to be seen.The Rajpath looked majestic as old and young, dressed in colourful attire, rolled out their mats and performed various asanas. Traffic was restricted around the area during the time.Mats were also rolled out at the Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden under the aegis of the New Delhi Municipal Council.Events were held in Dwarka, Rohini and Yamuna Sports Complex in east Delhi by the Delhi Development Authority.The day, which was adopted by the United Nations in 2014, was also celebrated at the Red Fort lawns as around 50,00 women and men, all clad in white, converged at the venue and participated in the mass yoga event organised by the Brahma Kumaris.The events began with the live telecast of the speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the screens installed at the venues following which they performed yogic exercises.advertisementElaborate security arrangements were put in place in the city to ensure no untoward incident.Besides, several yoga events were organised in various parks in the city.Several Union ministries also hosted events in their office premises for their employees.The centrepiece of the first International Day of Yoga celebration on June 21, 2015 was New Delhi’s Rajpath. The event made it to the Guinness World Records with 35,985participants performing asanas at one venue and 84 nationalities being part of it.Last year, the main function was held in Lucknow. PTI PLB/SLB PLB DIPDIPlast_img read more

first_img Asian News International MilanSeptember 24, 2019UPDATED: September 24, 2019 09:50 IST Lionel Messi’s award moved the Barcelona and Argentina forward one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMessi finished with 46 ranking points to 38 for Virgil van Dijk and 36 for Cristiano RonaldoMessi and Ronaldo have dominated the award since 2008, with their string of wins only interrupted by Luka Modric last yearMessi had led Barcelona La Liga title last season, his 10th since joining the clubArgentine striker Lionel Messi said it has been a long time without winning an individual prize for him after he bagged the best FIFA player of the year for a record sixth time in a glittering ceremony in Milan on Monday.The striker outclassed Portugal/Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Netherlands/Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk to win the award.This award marks first major individual honour for Messi since winning his fifth Ballon d’Or in 2015.”It has been a long time without winning an individual prize. It is good to have this award,” quoted Messi as saying.Messi had led Barcelona La Liga title last season, his 10th since joining the club.#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019He scored 51 goals across 50 appearances for the Spanish side, marking his 10th consecutive season with at least 40 finishes.The 32-year-old is trying to come back from a calf injury which he suffered at training prior to the beginning of the 2019-20 season.He has made only two appearances for Barcelona in the Champions League and La Liga since his injury return.Barcelona has made their worst start to a La Liga season since 1994-95, as they have collected just seven points from five games.”We have started badly and are struggling to create play and chances. It’s just the start, but we have to respond now. There is no more time and we have to improve a lot, we are aware of this. It is a team thing. I have no doubts that we will improve,” Messi said.advertisementThe Argentine striker is likely to play against Villarreal later on Tuesday.Also Read | Lionel Messi wins best FIFA player of the year award for record 6th timeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Lionel MessiFollow FIFA Player of the Year awardFollow best FIFA player of the year Next Been a long time without winning an individual prize: Lionel Messi after FIFA player of the year awardBest FIFA player of the year award marks first major individual honour for Lionel Messi since winning his fifth Ballon d’Or in 2015.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed Norwegian Car Carriers has placed an order for two Pure Car Truck Carrier (OCTCs) at Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.The contract stipulates an option for two additional units, shipbuilding data from Asiasis shows.The value of the deal has not been disclosed.The duo of 6,5000 car equivalent units (ceu) capacity is slated for delivery by the end of 2016.The company currently has 10 car carriers in its fleet ranging between 4,000-7,000 ceu.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Panama Canal Authority Three years after the Expanded Panama Canal welcomed its first vessel on June 26, 2016, the waterway continues to exceed expectations for the maritime industry.From the culmination of the largest enhancement project since the waterway’s opening in 1914, the expanded canal recorded over 6,000 Neopanamax transits.“Our team’s increased experience with the Neopanamax Locks and continued investment into its operations have allowed the waterway to provide additional capacity and efficiency for shippers,” according to the Panama Canal Authority.“This has enabled the team to continue reaching remarkable milestones over the past year across new and existing segments, such as transits by the first Q-Flex LNG tanker and the largest containership to-date, both just last month.”The Expanded Canal has also reaffirmed the waterway’s role as the Green Route of world maritime trade by offering greater cargo carrying capacity and requiring less cargo movements.As a result of shipping lines rerouting their services to take advantage of these economies of scale, the Neopanamax Locks have now led to the reduction of more than 55 million tons of CO2 since their inauguration, the authority explained.In combination with the Panamax Locks during the same period, the waterway has reduced more than 75 million tons of CO2 in the same timeframe.last_img read more

first_imgNova Scotians now have access to more information to help them, and their health-care providers, make decisions about their testing and treatment options. A new website launched today, Oct. 7, by Health Minister Angus MacIsaac, provides provincial health-care wait times for tests, treatments and services. The wait times website uses interactive maps and charts to provide information on the times people have to wait for appointments. The information is provided by health care facility, within the nine district health authorities and the IWK Health Centre. Health Minister Angus MacIsaac said this is the first time this information has been available to Nova Scotians, health-care providers and the province. “Up until now, it has been very difficult to implement and co-ordinate a process to shorten waits because we did not have accurate, reliable provincewide information,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “The information shared today provides the evidence we need to effectively identify barriers to timely care, so that we can put the right measures in place to address them. We will continue to share provincial wait-time information as it becomes available.” Nova Scotians are being encouraged to speak with doctors about the wait time information on the website to see if receiving care in a location with shorter waits is an option for them. For some, using this information will lead to faster care. “Being transparent with the waits lists our patients are currently experiencing is an important first step,” said Dr. Romesh Shukla, president of Doctors Nova Scotia. “Not only will this information be useful to health-care providers and patients, but it will also provide health-care decision makers with important information needed to address the wait lists in Nova Scotia.” The website is part of the province’s overall, long-term strategy to improve wait times for health services across the province.”We are seeing results from our wait times strategy, but we have a long way to go,” Mr. MacIsaac said. “It is only by working together that we — government, health-care providers and Nova Scotians — can continue to build a better, more responsive health system that provides timely access to health-care tests, treatments, and services.” The website also consolidates information on health-care waits, including the government’s plan to improve wait times and its progress to date. Nova Scotians can seek treatment or a test anywhere in Nova Scotia where it’s available. For the most part, the only people to receive care faster than those with scheduled appointments are those with a greater care need at the time. The health-care wait times provided on the site are for scheduled appointments only. People requiring immediate care are not placed on a wait list. Emergency services continue to be available. Nova Scotia’s wait times website can be accessed at . Nova Scotians without Internet access can get the same wait time information by calling Access Nova Scotia at 902-424-5200 or toll free at 1-800-670-4357.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — A leading House Democrat is announcing a sweeping investigation of the pharmaceutical industry’s pricing practices.Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said Monday that he’s sent letters to 12 major drug manufacturers seeking detailed information and documents about pricing practices for brand-name drugs to treat diseases including cancer, diabetes, kidney failure and nerve pain.Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, said he wants to find out why drug companies have increased prices so dramatically, how the manufacturers use the additional income, and what steps can be taken to reduce prescription drug costs.The Trump administration is pursuing its own plan to lower drug prices by approving more generic medications and trying to do away with industry practices that allow manufacturers, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to profit at the consumer’s expense.Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Presslast_img read more

6 August 2010The United Nations health agency is conducting its largest-ever delivery of medicines and health supplies to Afghanistan as it helps the country to be ready to respond quickly to conflicts, disasters such as the current floods and other possible humanitarian crises. About 430 tons of materials, sufficient to cover the immediate health needs of 1 million people, are being provided to the Afghan public health ministry and its non-governmental organization (NGO) partners, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.“It’s about empowering local communities, civil society and the government so they can ensure emergency health care for more Afghans and reduce loss of life and suffering associated with recurrent crises,” said Peter Graaff, WHO representative in Afghanistan. “Countries and communities are the first responders to crises, and they, in turn, need the resources to respond immediately to risks in their communities.”The supplies will make it possible to treat at least 1,000 major, and many minor, casualties; 170,000 cases of pneumonia and other respiratory diseases endemic to the Afghan winter; and 40,000 cases of life-threatening diarrhoeal diseases. WHO has also procured equipment needed for four complete intensive care units, which will be established in existing hospitals for the benefit of remote and underserved communities.Amid this larger effort, WHO has also begun sending medical supplies to aid thousands of people affected by recent flooding across Afghanistan, where the major concerns include contaminated water and the spread of waterborne diseases.The floods – which have also devastated neighbouring Pakistan – have left thousands homeless and a reported 80 dead in Afghanistan. In affected areas, much of the arable land, where crops were planted, has been inundated.At the request of the Afghan Government, WHO has so far provided enough supplies to cover the basic health needs of 9,000 people and to treat 5,000 diarrhoeal cases. Relief from the United Nations Children’s Fun (UNICEF) is focused on shelter, sanitation, health, nutrition and preventing the incidence of waterborne diseases in children.“This can be seen as a success story of the UN ‘cluster approach’ – one that closely coordinates efforts, advocates together and jointly ensures that resources are in place to respond to health crises,” said Luiza Galer, Health Cluster Coordinator for WHO. read more

A team of germ warefare specialists from the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) inspected the “Al Taji Single Cell Protein (SCP) Plant,” which is located within a liquid propane gas filling company, according to UN spokesman Hiro Ueki.An UNMOVIC missile team inventoried storage buildings at the Al Kadhimiya Plant and at Shumouk Stores, while chemical experts from the Commission inspected the Basra State Establishment for Paper Industry, he said.Meanwhile experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited three sites, including the sprawling Hatteen Fateh Explosives Factory, which Mr. Ueki described as “a very large complex that produces explosives for military bombs, shells and rockets.” The team focused attention on changes at the site in the last four years that could aid a nuclear programme, he added.IAEA experts also inspected the Um Al Maarik Factory, which produces metal parts for military programmes, as part of “an ongoing attempt to monitor the production of indigenous components of possible dual use,” Mr. Ueki said, referring to items that could have either civilian or military applications.“In a cooperative venture, the IAEA team joined with Iraqi auditors at the Al Qa Qaa explosives plant,” he reported, adding that item counts were made of hundreds of “important dual-use materials” there. read more

Nepalese military manning a checkpoint on the road between the central towns of Mirebalais and Terre Rouge, “were fired on indiscriminately by armed groups using women and children as shields,” said a statement issued by Mr. Annan’s spokesman. One Nepalese soldier was killed.”The Secretary-General is outraged that armed groups are using civilians as human shields and by these cowardly attacks on international peacekeeping personnel who are mandated to ensure a secure and stable environment in Haiti” under the relevant Security Council resolution, the statement said.The Mission took back the police station in Terre Rouge today from the armed elements that had illegally occupied it for some time, it said.Earlier yesterday MINUSTAH and the Haitian National Police launched a joint operation to re-take the Petit-Goave police station that had been held by armed elements since last August, the statement said.One Sri Lankan soldier was killed and three others wounded after sustained exchanges of fire, which also left two armed elements dead and 12 injured. MINUSTAH was able to gain control of the police station as a result of the operation,” the statement said, adding that Mr. Annan was saddened by the MINUSTAH deaths.Security Council members expressed strong condemnation of the incidents resulting in the two deaths, said Brazilian Ambassador and Council President for March, Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg.”We offer our condolences to the victims’ families and to the authorities of Nepal and Sri Lanka. We commend the dedication of MINUSTAH’s personnel and call upon the Transitional Government of Haiti to take immediate measures to bring to justice the perpetrators, sponsors and authors of these attacks,” he said in a press statement.The Council was calling on all parties in Haiti “to renounce the use of violence to advance their goals,” he said. read more

first_imgDonald Trump He added: “Please understand that I am doing this to save Scotland and honour my mother, Mary MacLeod who, as you know, was born and raised in Stornoway. She would not believe what you are doing to her beloved Scotland!”The correspondence, released following a freedom of information request by the Huffington Post UK, showed the future US president becoming increasingly frustrated.In March 2012 he told Mr Salmond: “Do you want to be known for centuries to come as ‘Mad Alex – the man who destroyed Scotland’?”If you pursue this craziness Scotland will go broke and forever lose whatever chance you currently have of making Scotland independent.”The correspondence reveals that he lobbied UK ministers, with one letter to then defence secretary Philip Hammond praising the Ministry of Defence’s concerns about the project.In the August 16 2012 letter he told the Cabinet minister: “The defence of the UK is far too important to tinker with just to satisfy Alex Salmond’s bloated ego.”The papers released include just one reply from Mr Salmond, in which he told the tycoon that the renewable energy industry would help create job opportunities in Scotland.The former first minister reflected on his dealings with Mr Trump in July this year, saying: “Most American presidents don’t send you ‘green ink’ letters, often capital letters. Usually couriered overnight with press articles attached to them, ‘READ THIS!’ Underlined, three times.”Vattenfall is going ahead with the project after legal attempts by Mr Trump to stop the scheme were rejected by the Scottish courts. Donald Trump portrayed himself as the saviour of Scotland during a typically outspoken lobbying campaign against plans for an offshore wind project near one of his Scottish golf resorts.The US president-elect sent a series of letters to then first minister Alex Salmond, warning about the impact of the “monstrous” turbines and claiming the “insanity” of the scheme would bankrupt Scotland.He also told Mr Salmond, with whom he was friendly before their fall out over wind farms, that he would be known as “Mad Alex – the man who destroyed Scotland” if he went ahead with the plan.Mr Trump also claimed the “craziness” would also damage Mr Salmond’s hopes for Scottish independence. Donald Trump Donald Trump on his Aberdeenshire golf courseCredit:PAcenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Donald Trump at Turnberry, his second Scottish golf courseCredit:PA The comments have been revealed in a series of colourful letters voicing his concerns to the Scottish Government about the effect of the proposed 11-turbine, offshore development near his Trump International Golf Links course north of Aberdeen.In one letter he asked Mr Salmond why the Swedish energy firm Vattenfall was being allowed to “ruin” the Scottish coastline, adding: “Let them ruin the coastline of Sweden first.”In February 2012, he went further, telling the then first minister: “With the reckless installation of these monsters, you will single-handedly have done more damage to Scotland than virtually any event in Scottish history.”last_img read more

first_imgTHE IRFU HAS confirmed that Munster back-row Peter O’Mahony will captain Ireland for the upcoming tour to North America.The announcement, made by the IRFU on Twitter, comes less than two hours after Rory Best, originally named as captain, was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.O’Mahony will lead Ireland for the Test matches against the US Eagles, in Houston, and Canada, in Toronto. He has previously captained Munster and the Ireland U20′s.The Cork native made his Ireland debut in last year’s Six Nations championship against Italy. Following two Test starts and four appearances, as flanker, off the bench, O’Mahony began at No. 8 in the heavy away defeat to New Zealand in Hamilton.He shifted to blindside for the November internationals against South Africa and Argentina and retained his place there for the 2013 Six Nations. The 23-year-old also had the dubious honour of playing almost a full hour on the wing for Ireland, in March, when both Keith Earls and Luke Fitzgerald were struck down by injury.O’Mahony, in a March interview with, gave a glimpse of the uncompromising nature that interim coach Les Kiss and Munster coach Rob Penney belief will see him lead his country from the front for year’s to come. Ireland had lost Six Nations games to England and Scotland and prepared to welcome France to Lansdowne Road.O’Mahony said,”Obviously, no-one likes losing. With results going the way they’ve gone, you have to, just, dust yourself off and get on with things.”He added, “It is up to the players this week to show what we are about and where we want to be.”The loss of Best for Ireland’s upcoming matches has been offset by the promotion of Leinster hooker Sean Cronin to the senior squad.What do you make of the appointment?Rory Best receives Lions call-up as Dylan Hartley gets 11-week banRory Best is a 2013 British and Irish Lion and here’s your prooflast_img read more

first_img By AFP 14,561 Views Share74 Tweet Email1 Thursday 9 Feb 2017, 3:23 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jeff Sessions Source: Alex BrandonTHE US SENATE has confirmed Jeff Sessions as attorney general, despite fierce debate about his civil rights record and Democratic concern over whether he serves as the nation’s top law enforcement officer independent from President Donald Trump.Lawmakers greenlighted the senator as the 84th US attorney general on a mostly party line vote of 52 to 47, with one Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voting with the Republican majority.When the tally was announced, many senators broke into extended applause for their colleague.Trump has harangued Democrats for slow-walking his nominees, blasting their unprecedented obstruction as a “disgrace”.He appeared particularly angered by the delay on Sessions, who as attorney general would wield enormous power regarding the administration of justice, including on the issue of voting rights.“Congratulations to our new attorney general,” Trump tweeted shortly after the vote.Sessions, widely seen as an inspiration for Trump’s anti-immigration policies, is just the sixth of 15 cabinet members to be confirmed, in addition to the cabinet-rank positions of CIA director and US ambassador to the United Nations.He takes charge of the Justice Department and its 113,000 employees amid a swirling legal debate over Trump’s most controversial White House action to date, an executive order temporarily blocking all refugee arrivals and immigration from seven mainly Muslim countries.AcrimoniousWith Trump using Twitter to bully a judge who rolled back the ban, and an appeals court weighing whether to reinstate it, debate over Sessions grew increasingly acrimonious and personal.On Tuesday night, it turned ugly. Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sternly rebuked Democrat Elizabeth Warren for reading a letter written by the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr that criticized Sessions’s civil rights record.“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” McConnell said of Warren’s violation of the chamber’s rules of decorum. Coretta Scott King, pictured in July 1987 Source: AP/Press Association ImagesWarren, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, later said: “I will not be silent about a nominee for AG who has made derogatory and racist comments that have no place in our justice system.”In 1986, Coretta Scott King wrote a letter to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging senators to reject Sessions’s nomination as a federal judge. His appointment ultimately failed.“Mr Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens,” King wrote.At that time Sessions was dogged by racist comments he was accused of making while serving as US attorney in Alabama. He was said to have called a black assistant US attorney “boy” and the NAACP “un-American” and “communist-inspired.”“Jeff Sessions is a throwback to a shameful era, which I know both black and white Americans thought was in our past,” the late Massachusetts Democrat, Senator Edward Kennedy, brother of assassinated president John Kennedy, said during the 1986 confirmation hearing.During the hearing, a former assistant US attorney, Thomas Figures, who is black, said Sessions referred to him as “boy,” and told him to be careful what he said to “white folks.” Sessions said he never called Figures “boy,” but Kennedy produced a letter from an organisation of black lawyers that said Figures made the allegation about Sessions to the organisation’s investigators at least twice.Present-day Senator Sherrod Brown expressed concern about Sessions in light of Trump’s recent executive order.“We need an attorney general who will be an independent voice beholden to the Constitution and the American people, not the president,” Brown said.‘August responsibilities’The genteel Sessions, who like the president is 70, was an early loyal Trump supporter who became a pivotal figure in his campaign and his transition team.Sessions grew up in Alabama, in the segregated South. He was a US prosecutor from 1981 to 1993, before serving as the state’s attorney general. He won a seat in the US Senate in 1996.His career was almost derailed when the Senate panel rejected him for a federal judgeship amid concerns over past comments he had made about blacks, and voter rights.At his confirmation hearing last month, Sessions endured pinpoint attacks by Democrats on his civil rights record, but he insisted that “this caricature of me from 1986 was not correct”.Shortly after his confirmation he sought to assuage concerns about how he would run the department.“I fully understand the august responsibilities of that office,” he said.Sessions also recognized the heated US political debate since Trump’s election victory and urged Americans to come together.“Our nation does have room for Republicans and Democrats,” he said.But Senate Democrat Chris Murphy said he was “scared” about changes Sessions could bring.Sessions’s “history of opposing civil rights, anti-gun violence measures and immigration reform makes him uniquely ill-fitted to serve” as attorney general, Murphy said.“I want a chief law enforcement official that will be a champion of the disenfranchised and dispossessed, not a defender of discrimination and nativism.”With AP reporting© – AFP, 2017 Read: Tributes paid to three Irish people who died in UK house fireRead: Explosion at French nuclear plant causes injuries but no ‘radiation risk’ Jeff Sessions, controversial senator consistently accused of racism, confirmed as US Attorney General Sessions, a former attorney general of Alabama, was finally confirmed by the US Senate last night. 60 Comments Feb 9th 2017, 3:23 PM Short URLlast_img read more

first_imgHoly week is upon us and Greek Orthodox Christians of the diaspora will make their way to their parish churches.Neos Kosmos is calling on church committees and readers to email us their photographs from Easter events for us to use in print but also post online in our jumbo Easter photo gallery.These photographs can be from any Easter event of Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday or any photo whatsoever with an Easter theme. Or if you have a cracker photo from a past event, feel free to send this to us.Send your photographs and videos to along with a brief description as soon as you can so that we can get to work and create our gallery.In the meantime, we’d like to wish you a Happy Easter!  Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgCHEHALIS — The family of Jerry Moon wants to know how the wrong body ended up in his casket at his funeral.Family members were horrified Monday when they looked in the casket and saw the body of another man, The Chronicle reported Tuesday. They have hired a lawyer and asked the state Department of Licensing to investigate.Moon, a retired railroad conductor from Castle Rock, died Oct. 13 at Community Home, Health & Hospice in Longview at age 72. Dahl McVicker Funeral Home in Kelso picked up his body the same day, and Brown Mortuary in Chehalis transported the body from there a day later. Brown Mortuary Manager Daniel LaPlaunt said the bodies of the two men were mislabeled at the Kelso funeral home. His company has changed its policy to require family identification before any services, in hopes of avoiding similar problems in the future. LaPlaunt was reluctant to blame the Kelso home and said he was speaking in hopes of countering incorrect information in news reports.Ken Dahl, president of Dahl McVicker Funeral Home, would not comment on the case.“In the interest of protecting the privacy of the family we’re serving, we’ve been asked not to discuss this with anybody,” Dahl told The Associated Press.Moon’s son, Brian Moon, of Chehalis, said he learned from Dahl after the mix-up was discovered that his dad had been cremated. “My dad feared cremation and didn’t want any part of it,” Moon said. “He spent a lot of time and money and he wanted to be buried next to his father and mother.”last_img read more

first_imgHeading to the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival this weekend? Here are your parking options. #parkmiami— Miami Parking (@miamiparking) October 20, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. COCONUT GROVE, Fla. (WSVN) — Children of all ages flocked to one of Miami’s most distinctive fall events, this weekend.The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival is being held at Regatta Park, located at 2699 S.W. 27th Ave.Attendees are able to enjoy carnival rides, a giant hay maze and dressing their own scarecrows. Meanwhile, grown-ups can enjoy a pumpkin beer garden.The event continues Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, click here.last_img read more

first_img Freygang’s roots go back to World Publications, where he was CFO until Bonnier AB bought the company in 2006, giving the company entré into the U.S. World Publications became Bonnier Corp. a year later when the Time Inc. deal closed. Eric Zinczenko has been appointed CEO of Bonnier Corp., effective immediately, the company announced today. Outgoing CEO Dave Freygang will be retained as a consultant through the rest of the year. Zinczenko’s rise has been fairly quick. He joined Bonnier in 2007 from Time Inc. after Stockholm-based Bonnier AB bought 18 enthusiast titles from the company that year. From there, he headed up Bonnier’s Men’s Group and then was promoted to executive vice president in 2013—shortly after Freygang was appointed CEO that year.last_img read more

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