Watching Notre Dame burn, the entire world was in pain

(CNN)The spire tumbling down in a blaze, the flames shooting out behind the familiar faade of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris, made our throats close in anguish. French President Emmanuel Macron said his thoughts were with “all Catholics and all French people,” but in fact, it felt like the entire world was in pain watching the 800-year-old building turn into a blazing inferno, on its way to becoming ashes and stones. In a time of inflamed political, religious and sectarian divisions, somehow, a fire in a Catholic church, a cathedral in France, managed to melt away the animosity — if only for a moment — and bring people together in shared sorrow. Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jew, or …

British Beach-Goers Could Get a Bigger Road Through Stonehenge

In ancient times, dozens of years before the dawn of modern highways, lived a strange type of people, the road engineers.They seemed to know what they were doing at the time, but their legacy remains, paved across the archaeological landscape, of Stonehenge. Stonehenge! Where the traffic dwells.Where the tourists gander and it’s selfie-stick hell.Stonehenge! Where cars move like slugs.So the government wants a tunnel dug. Stonehenge! The UK’s premier archaeological destination—a ring of stones constructed by the ancients somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago—sits along a roadway known as the A303. However, not every car on this route is bound for the mysterious menhirs. Many just want to go to the beach. See, the A303 is also one of …

Study says Seattle is the most dog-friendly city in the U.S.

Some eagles are just too radical to be confined by heteronormative bird monogamy.  Consider this “polyamorous” family of bald eagle trailblazers, featuring two male eagles, Valor I and Valor II, and one female eagle, Starr, located in Southern Illinois near the upper portion of the Mississippi River. While some people have been following the non-traditional family for years, the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Ridge, an educational non-profit dedicated to the region, just posted a new livestream of the eagle family for nesting season. SEE ALSO: Femme birds, butch owls, and lesbian frogs: Meet the queer animals of Instagram To be clear, the eagle family isn’t representative of a traditional polyamorous throuple in the human sense. The throuple doesn’t …

Time Magazine’s Top 100 List Is Almost Half Women For The First Time Ever

Time Magazine’s list of the “We have 48 women on the list this year, up from 45 last year,” Time Magazine’s editor-in-chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal Felsenthal said that when the magazine first began publishing the list back in 2004, only 24 women were included.  The issue, published Wednesday, includes cover stars such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, CBS’ very own Gayle King. King, who interviewed Felsenthal, said she was so honored to be included in the list of change-makers.  Other iconic women on this year’s list include former Dr. Christine Blasey Ford (written by Kamala Harris), and RELATED COVERAGE Elizabeth Warren On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Commitment To People Over Power Shonda Rhimes: Sandra Oh's Trailblazing Career 'Is A Gift To Every Artist Of …

Hottest day of the year, says Met Office

Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said the Solent’s records were the “ones to keep an eye on and could be broken”. The UK’s warmest Easter temperature was 29.4C, recorded at London’s Camden Square on Holy Saturday in 1949. Image copyright PA Image caption Cyclists pass the beach huts on Boscombe beach, Dorset Image copyright PA Image caption A group of runners take to the seafront in Bournemouth Image copyright PA Image caption Yellow rapeseed blooms in the sunshine near Skirpenbeck in Yorkshire Argos customers have been preparing for the hot weather, with sales of one air conditioning unit up 367% week-on-week. Easter travel 2019: Where to avoid on roads and rail Rail line to be closed between Bristol and Newport …

Warning over holiday deposit rules

Any amount it charges should reflect its costs. If the company includes a blanket “non-refundable deposit” demand or cancellation fee in its terms and conditions then this could be an unfair contract, not legally binding, and unenforceable – even if the customer has signed it. Wedding venues warned to treat customers fairly Personal travel agents boost holiday bookings Hotel booking sites to end ‘misleading’ sales Paul Latham, from the CMA – the UK’s competition watchdog, said that as many as 50% of travel firms may not be fully aware of the rules. Many smaller firms may copy terms and conditions from others, potentially leading to a proliferation of unfair contracts. The watchdog has no plans to launch an investigation into …

Baby With Rare Genetic Disease Born Without Skin In “Critical” Condition

This article has been updated since its original publication to include Ja’bari’s most recent condition and quotes from his mother. A baby born without skin due to a rare genetic disease has spent his first four months undergoing intensive medical treatment and pain management in the hopes of saving his life.   Ja’bari, a Swahili name that means “the brave one”, was born on January 1 weighing just 1.36 kilograms (3 pounds) with most of his skin missing, except on his head and legs. He suffers from an extremely rare genetic connective tissue disorder known as epidermolysis bullosa (EB), which results in fragile skin that easily tears or blisters from even the most gentle friction, rubbing, or scratching. Minor cases may …

New Jersey forest fire burns over 11,000 acres

Pete Buttigieg flexed his multilingual talents with a message for France in the wake of the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has just set the gold standard when it comes to responding to the devastating fire at Paris’ famous Notre-Dame cathedral. Speaking to a reporter for French station BFM TV, Buttigieg, who is currently the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, delivered his condolences and solidarity with the French people in perfect, fluent French. The Cathedral of Notre Dame has been a gift of civilization to all humanity, and we are of one spirit with the French people this evening. https://t.co/Hwx1I4iCaH — Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) April 16, 2019 Buttigieg speaks seven languages, and his message …

This 3-seater concept car can fix its body after an accident Future Blink

So hot and spicy.Image: kia Kia’s new electric car is called the Niro EV. Now its electric concept car is the HabaNiro. Get it? If the name is already too much, you won’t be able to handle the ridiculous details about the crossover compact SUV shown at the New York International Auto Show Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Kia’s Imagine concept car uses 21 smartphones to mock dash screens First, the not-so-hot-and-spicy specs: it’s an all-electric, all-wheel drive, four-seater with 300-mile range and full autonomy capability with butterfly-wing doors.  While the HabaNiro is just an idea, it could pave the way for future electric vehicles beyond the Niro, which recently went all electric after debuting as a hybrid vehicle a few years …

Mossimo Giannulli Told Blog About Faking Enrollment At USC To Get Parents’ Money

college admissions scandal, according to a 2016 interview he gave to  The fashion mogul, who’s been accused with wife He falsified report cards and tuition bills so his father would hand over the money, according to The Hundreds, and then used the capital to fund an early T-shirt venture. Giannulli lived at a fraternity, The Hundreds wrote, and  Donato Sardella via Getty Images Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the college admissions scam. Decades earlier, Giannulli apparently had his own scheme as an unofficial student at USC. Even one of Giannulli’s daughters, social media influencer Olivia Jade, talked about his schemecollege admissions scandal broke, the Giannulli and Loughlin RELATED COVERAGE Lori Loughlin Felt She …

Pretending Trump Never Happened: ‘An Evening With The Clintons’

Sitting on the stage of the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Hillary Clinton played a bit of impromptu defense as well, drowning out the heckler until security escorted him off the premises. Roy Rochlin via Getty Images Even the heckler’s opening cry lacked the gusto of political yesteryear. Gone was the “Lock her up!” chant that had become a rallying call of the Republican Party in 2016. In its place was something more befitting the moment. Thursday night was supposed to be the easy one ― “We’re starting this tour with a home game,” Bill Clinton joked at one point ― and it may very well turn out to be. The night was light on relitigation …

Drug dealer hunt over 13-year-old’s death

However, it is not known whether they came across or spoke to Carson. Image copyright Google Image caption Youth workers visited Ystrad Mynach Park prior to Carson’s death, but it not known if they spoke to him Supt McLain said “somebody out there will know where he got those drugs from”. He added: “It’s a small community and people are rightly concerned and they want to tell us what they know. “If anyone wants to tell us anybody who’s producing unlawful drugs – whether there’s one dealer, two dealers or three dealers producing and selling it, we need to know.”

Everything Your Man Needs To Know About Getting A Custom Tuxedo

It is a universally-acknowledged truth that there is nothing more attractive in this world than a man in a well-fitted suit. Unless, of course, we’re talking about a man in a well-fitted tux. Tragically, unless you’re the kind of person who frequents red carpets, the only time you’re really going to experience a man in a good tuxedo is at a wedding. And the only time you’re going to be able to influence the decisions about that tux is at your own wedding. Wedding planning is horrifying enough without the additional stress of having to make sure your fiancé doesn’t show up in some sad, dusty rental from David’s Bridal. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. With help from …

Correction: Inmate Assaults-Charges story

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – In a story April 18 about an attack on a prison guard, The Associated Press erroneously reported the sentence for Brian Reinke. He was sentenced to 32 additional years, not 32 additional months. A corrected version of the story is below: Inmate pleads guilty in stabbing attack on prison guard Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Scientists Inserted A Human Brain Gene Into Monkeys In A Controversial Study

In what is arguably an ethically controversial study, a team of scientists in China have inserted a gene involved in human brain development into the genomes of monkeys. In follow-up experiments, they tested whether the modified monkeys performed better than their control peers in cognitive tasks. The study is published in the journal National Science Review. Scientists inserted the human gene MCPH1 into 11 rhesus monkeys, five of which survived long enough to have their mental abilities tested. According to the team’s findings, the transgenic monkeys did better on memory tests and reaction time trials compared to the non-gene-edited group. In one such memory test, the monkeys were required to remember the color and shape of a stimulus that popped up on the …

China’s economy had a steady start to 2019

Hong Kong (CNN Business)China’s economy could be showing renewed signs of life in 2019. Chinese government statistics showed that growth in the first three months of the year was supported by strong manufacturing production and greater spending by Chinese consumers. While China’s current economic growth rate is still its slowest in decades, there have been signs of positivity in recent weeks, with indicators including property prices and bank lending suggesting a more bullish hue. Analysts said that investors will now turn to the possibility of an agreement on trade issues between the United States and China in the coming weeks. Investors’ “risk appetite should improve as China’s economic downturn risk is contained,” Hui added. Stimulus starts to bear fruit Chinese …