White House Warns Syria Against Launching Another Chemical Weapons Attack

June 28, 2017

… said the alleged April attack was “100 percent fabrication” used to justify a U.S. airstrike. Trump ordered the strike on the Shayrat airfield in Syria in April in reaction to what Washington said was a poison gas attack by Assads government that killed 87 people in rebel-held territory. Syria denied it carried out the attack. The strike was the toughest direct U.S. action yet in Syrias six-year-old civil war, raising the risk of confrontation with Russia and Iran, Assads two …

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California Adds Herbicide Used By Monsanto To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

June 27, 2017

… re-labeling effort and does not break out glyphosate sales data by state, Partridge said. Californias decision makes it the national leader in protecting people from cancer-causing pesticides, said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. Related… New Claims Against Monsanto In Consumer Lawsuit Over Roundup Herbicide Of Mice, Monsanto And A Mysterious Tumor Judge Threatens to Sanction Monsanto for Secrecy in Roundup Cancer Litigation More From …

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How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… came out in 2000, booksellers around the world got together to coordinate the first ever global midnight launch. When Rowling received an honorary degree at St Andrews University that same year, the Scottish institution said she had proved that children’s books “are still capable of capturing and enchanting an immense audience, irrespective of the competing attractions of television, Nintendo, Gameboy and Pokemon”. It also got people writing Image copyright Getty Images …

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Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… policies have very stringent restrictions, which can be revoked in cases of criminal activity, meaning the patient is not necessarily covered. “So people are not as safe in the private sector as they are in the NHS because policies are subject to review, so even if you sue somebody, if the insurers say it is criminal conduct it falls outside the policy,” she said. “It’s really bad and before this case I don’t think anyone realised it could happen.” Image …

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El Hadji Diouf of Senegal on why he is not ‘a bad guy’ – BBC News

June 26, 2017

‘Bad loser’ But now in his retirement he is telling his story. “I am a lion, I am a bad loser and it’s not wrong to be a bad loser,” says Diouf of his often combative mood during his playing days. “I have got character and I want people to respect me.” Diouf, who has now permanently moved back to the Senegalese capital Dakar, says he was often misunderstood during his playing days in England. “I am an easy target. It’s easy to talk about …

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Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

June 26, 2017

… on the Senates version of Trumpcare, which will eject some 23 million people from health insurance and will carve $800 billion out of Medicaid. On Friday, Cassidy said in response to a question from a Washington Post reporter that the Senate bill begins to address the Jimmy Kimmel test. Just days before Cassidys CNN interview in May, Kimmel had tearfully recounted the story of his newborn sons open-heart surgery on his program in April. It was the longest three hours of my life, said Kimmel, …

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Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

June 26, 2017

… symbol of the 2014 movement after protesters used them to protect themselves against police pepper spray. After Chinese state media published a photo of Xi carrying an umbrella on a site inspection in Wuhan province at the height of the Hong Kong demonstrations, the image was quickly remixed and adopted by the umbrella protesters. Tiananmen Square On June 4, 1989, the people’s Liberation Army sent tanks and troops into Tiananmen Square to clear pro-democracy protesters who had been …

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Extra security for ‘Europe’s largest Eid party’ in Birmingham – BBC News

June 26, 2017

“Every year the event gets bigger… of course security will be a high priority, but we want people – also the wider communities – to enjoy the activities,” a spokesman for Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre said. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Security has been stepped up at Birmingham Central Mosque, the chairman said Mr Afzal said West Midlands Police and local authorities were doing “their best” to tackle hate crime against …

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Wales teacher recruitment levels ‘bordering on crisis’ – BBC News

June 25, 2017

The government said, compared to overall graduate entry figures, teacher training recruitment remained strong and it was working closely with partners to identify and address issues. “We want teaching in Wales to be a first choice profession so we attract the very best,” the spokesman said, adding new rules announced in spring are a key part of the drive. Mr Hathway said pressures in the job were putting people off – with figures obtained by the NUT showing nearly 50,000 …

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China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues

June 25, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 109 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China. The missing range from an 80-year-old man to a girl aged just two and a half, according to a list released by Aba Prefecture’s government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. …

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‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… common for family and friends to view a body in a casket just before burial or cremation. But Cara Mair says that for some clients this is important. “When the coffin’s closed, they know they’ve been the last to see that person, so they can rest assured they’re undisturbed. “It’s not the same for everyone – this might freak some people out. But the choice to do it needs to be there, and the funeral profession needs to be comfortable with it.” …

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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

June 24, 2017

Image copyright National Trust Image caption Is it a horse or a dragon? It is said that when King Arthur awakes the hill figure will rise up and dance The Uffington Horse, in the Berkshire Downs, is considered the oldest hill figure of them all. Carved in the Iron Age, there has been an unbroken chain of people caring for this prehistoric monument for the past 3,000 years. Image copyright August Schwerdfeger Image caption The Osmington White Horse was carved in honour of King George …

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Accidental Alert Warns California Of An Earthquake That Happened In 1925

June 24, 2017

The automatically generated report from the U.S. Geological Survey indicated that a magnitude 6.8 quake would occur in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara. As a frame of reference, a magnitude 6.9 earthquakein 1989 killed 63 people and caused $6 billion of damage in California. This should seem like good news, but the false alarm still sent shockwaves through social media. Many automated tweets, synced with the USGS alert system, were pushed out, sparking concern. The …

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Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘Democratic brand is pretty bad’

June 23, 2017

(CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday he agreed with Democratic congressman Tim Ryan‘s claim that the Democratic brand is worse than President Donald Trump’s in some parts of the country. “I think the Trump brand is also pretty bad as is the Republican brand. That’s why so many people are giving up on politics.” The former Democratic presidential candidate added that the Democrats have the momentum, but the party has to do some “internal soul …

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Don’t lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial

June 21, 2017

… disease for many, many years, and no one event, or no one night, puts them at risk,” Rosen said. “It is the accumulation of sleep disorder breathing, and the consequences that go with it, night after night, after a long period of time, that puts people at risk. That’s why treatment is so important.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSimple Click Tracker Plugin Multi-Site Easy to use and powerful link tracker, re-director, split tester, rotator, and …

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Advertisers Are Actually Teaming Up To Fight Sexism. For Real.

June 20, 2017

… Facebook, Google and Twitter have also signed on, as well as major ad agencies WPP and IPG. Every day, hundreds of millions of people around the world are exposed to the communications our industry creates, said Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP. That influence can either be used to reinforce negative stereotypes or to set new standards of empowerment and equality. The new initiative is the brainchild of Unilever, which committed itself to ridding its own advertising of sexist stereotypes …

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A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

June 20, 2017

… every 10 artists is selected; she hopes to see that ratio grow over time. Another longterm goal is building awareness of these kinds of exhibitions those that value local community and the universality of artistic expression as opposed to the fabled genius of the dead, white chosen few. Its not as if these projects havent been happening all around the country, Jackson-Dumont said. And yet you can probably count on your hands the number of times you read about something like this. people, I …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 20, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

… political legitimacy and constitutional process that have the potential to sour life in Washington for years in the future. Trump’s in ‘a political fight and he’s going to fight it’ Back in the present, the President’s mood is fueling the sense of crisis. “One thing we’ve learned I think from the testimony of multiple people now is the President’s pretty fired up about this, OK?” Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on NBC’s …

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North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… said he had contracted botulism before slipping into a coma, but US doctors said there was no evidence of that. The North Koreans were in New York to attend a three-day UN conference on rights of people with disabilities. That meeting ended Thursday. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsZenNotify – (G)Skype Coaching Call ZenNotify is our powerful software that immediately boosts traffic and conversions with innovative features.Copy Critique (1x) A simple 3-step copywriting …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… there’s something about the architecture that you can see people’s body language,” says Laura Lee, the chief executive of Maggie’s Centres. “They quickly change from being tense and anxious. Their shoulders relax. There’s something about the materiality of the building that says it’s a nice place to be.” On June 9, Maggie’s opened its latest center in Oldham, a town northeast of Manchester. Designed by London-based firm dRMM, the simple …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 19, 2017

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and had to bring his own shovel. people regularly spat at him and sneered at …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… were putting people directly on NGO boats, new researchthat[This report] is written to avert a looming catastrophe, the researchers say. If NGOs are forced to stop or reduce their operations, many more lives will be lost to the sea. Chris McGrath via Getty Images a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa Frontex launched a new operation Migrants and refugees wait to board a Proactiva Open Arms’ rescue vessel after being rescued from a wooden boat sailing out of control in …

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Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

June 18, 2017

… had been difficult. “(It was) hard on him. When he got there, he had been awakened at home by us, told that he had to get here. He’s blind, he’s about 80 years old and my heart really broke for him that day. When we got there we didn’t have security and people were diving on our cars. I’ve handled a lot of cases but I wasn’t quite prepared for what I would see.” Cosby — who is legally blind and carries a cane — then had to endure a taxing …

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Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… and Royal London, said more could be done to make workers at other businesses aware that their employer might add to their pension if they were willing to contribute at a higher level. “At a time when money is tight for many people and pay rises may be limited, getting your employer to contribute more to your pension can be a very cost-effective strategy,” he said. “When individuals are thinking about where to put their money to get the best return, the chance to more than …

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