The Theresa May story

Theresa May to resign as prime minister Ministerial resignations and parliamentary rebellions that would have spelled the end for a prime minister in normal times seemed to bounce off her. She ploughed on, seemingly oblivious to the chaos around her, telling MPs “nothing has changed” and promising to deliver on the “will” of British people, even as her power over Parliament and control of her warring party drained away to nothing. It might have been different had she managed to win the 2017 general election. Image copyright Theresa May Image caption Theresa May married her husband Philip in 1980 Date of birth: 1 October 1956 (aged 62) Jobs: MP for Maidenhead since 1997. Became prime minister in 2016 after serving …

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ James Holzhauer Pushed To Brink Against Tough Opponent

“Jeopardy!” champ The quietly confident challenger, a technology consultant from New York City, led Both contestants wrote the correct question to the final clue, but Holzhauer out-wagered Scheffey by $10,908 to finish with $52,108 to Scheffey’s $35,800. Holzhauer wiped his brow in a gesture of relief. Holzhauer gave the thumbs-up to a tough adversary on Twitter. Holzhauer has now won 26 straight games and $1,991,135, keeping him on track for Ken Jennings’ record 74-game, $2.5 million streak in 2004. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Kate offers ‘peek’ at Back to Nature Garden

Image copyright @kensingtonroyal Image caption The garden was co-created with Andree Davies, Adam White and the RHS In a letter to experts, she wrote that it was “heart-breaking” to know there is a “long way to go” to ensure all children grow up “happy, healthy, and equipped to be able to take every opportunity that comes their way”. Image copyright @kensingtonroyal Image caption The garden will be filled with forest scenes Earlier this year, landscape architect Ms Davies told the Daily Telegraph that the duchess had brought the idea of forest bathing to the discussions. The Japanese concept is the practice of spending time in woodland to help relaxation. The garden features a swing seat hanging below a high-platform treehouse, …

Embattled Tennessee House Speaker Still Won’t Resign Despite No Confidence Vote

However, the embattled Republican has thus far rejected mounting pressure to step aside. Casada has been dogged by calls to resign since it was revealed he exchanged text messages containing sexually explicit language about women with his former chief of staff several years ago, among other controversies. In brushing aside calls to step down, the embattled official has said he has changed and released an action plan designed to build trust among his peers. “I can’t imagine a stronger stance that they could have taken today than for 45 members of this speaker’s own caucus to indicate that, because of the allegations … that they no longer have confidence in him,” Lamberth said. Lee has said that if Casada worked …

Swiss vote on whether to adopt the EU’s tighter gun rules

GENEVA – Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide whether to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with Switzerland’s partners in the European visa-free travel zone who have already tightened gun rules following extremist attacks in Europe. The proposal could require regular training on the use of firearms, special waivers for possession of some semi-automatic weapons and serial-numbering of major parts of some guns to help track them. Supporters, including the Swiss parliament and executive branch, say similar measures adopted by the European Union after deadly extremist attacks in France are needed to ensure strong police cooperation and economic ties with Switzerland’s partners in Europe’s Schengen zone of visa-free travel.

Large Brangus bull found wandering golf course in Florida

He was found in the woods nearby but was also sighted on the green. ((Lee County Sheriff’s Office)) Golf courses in Florida are more used to alligators roaming the fairways, but never large cattle. “This Brangus Bull clearly did not have a membership for the Wildcat Run Golf course,” the Lee County Sheriff’s Office posted on social media. HACKERS APPEAR TO HAVE GAINED ACCESS TO TRUMP’S GOLF ACCOUNT, POST TERRIBLE SCORES An agriculture unit for the sheriff’s office responded to the bull and “safely secured him for transport.” Brangus Bulls can usually weigh between 1,800 to 2,000 pounds. They are a combination of the Brahman and Angus cattle breeds, and they usually have good temperament, according to the Beef Site. It’s not …

Interior Chief Cant Shake Comment About Not Losing Sleep Over Climate Change

David Bernhardt an opportunity to walk back a statement he’d made 30 minutes earlier about how rapidly rising atmospheric carbon dioxide hadn’t cost him any sleep. climate change.” Two separate analyses in January documented a sharp rise in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions last year.) The interior secretary’s comment took center stage at a congressional budget hearing on Wednesday. And Democratic presidential contenders have started citing Bernhardt’s apathy about the climate crisis as they vie for a chance to take down President Donald Trump in 2020. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has released the most detailed climate policy vision of any 2020 Democratic contender, addressed Bernhardt’s comment when he joined New York City school striker and 14-year-old climate activist Alexandria Villaseñor at …

How one small step inspired a generation

Moon landing marked by new OS map Moon landing: 13 minutes that defined a century BBC Archive: Nasa’s Apollo lunar missions ‘Space cadets’ Chris Lee, now chief scientist at the UK Space Agency and 12 at the time, remembers being allowed to stay up very, very late at the start of the school holidays. “Mum, Dad, my younger brother and I were gathered around a tiny black-and-white TV, but I don’t recall too much about the late-night landing apart from the descent countdown. I certainly had no sense of how risky the landing had been. “I do recall the long, long wait for the Moonwalk to then actually happen. “My mum and brother fell asleep and Dad stayed with me …

Preakness Stakes 2019: Anticipation builds after Kentucky Derby drama

(CNN)It’s dubbed the “middle jewel”, the second-leg of the prestigious Triple Crown where dreams of a rare treble are made. READ: Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez suspended 15 days Dramatic Derby The dust still hasn’t settled on the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby — which even caused US President Donald Trump to weigh into the debate. It all began when Maximum Security, who led the Derby from wire to wire and crossed the finish line 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Country House, was disqualified for interference while turning for home. Officials decided that Maximum Security impacted the progress of War of Will, which in turn interfered with Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress. Second-placed Country House was subsequently awarded the …

Tyrion’s Discovery In The Rubble At King’s Landing Broke Lots Of Hearts

Fans were given an intensely emotional moment to kick off the series finale of “Game of Thrones” when they witnessed Tyrion Lannister finding his dead siblings in the rubble of King’s Landing. Upon Tyrion finding his brother and sister in their final resting place after spotting his brother’s golden hand amongst the debris, he digs through the bricks to uncover their faces. It’s an impossibly heavy scene with layers of grief, guilt, betrayal, and, of course, love.  Here’s what fans had to say about it: Download

Michael Cohen Told Congress A Trump Lawyer Urged Him To Lie About Moscow Project

Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, told congressional lawmakers earlier this year that Jay Sekulow, another lawyer working for the president, instructed him to lie about the timeline surrounding negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.  February and Sekulow pushed the January date, Cohen claimed to lawmakers, because it was a “good time” for the Moscow project to have ended, just as the caucus and primary voting in the ’16 presidential race was about to begin. The battle for the GOP nomination was up for grabs at that point, whereas Trump had emerged as the race’s clear winner by June. House lawmakers voted to release Cohen’s full testimony on Monday. Sekulow’s attorney’s That the Intelligence Committee of any congressional panel …

Romney disagrees with GOP congressman’s conclusion on Trump’s ‘impeachable conduct’

Washington (CNN)Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday that he disagrees with Rep. Justin Amash on the Michigan Republican’s recent comments that President Donald Trump’s conduct has met the “threshold for impeachment.” “I just don’t think that there is the full element that you need to prove an obstruction of justice case,” Romney said. “I don’t think impeachment is the right way to go.” On Saturday, Amash, a frequent Trump critic, said his thorough review of the Mueller report led him to conclude the President engaged in “impeachable conduct.” He was the first Republican to express support for impeachment. In a series of tweets, Amash also argued Attorney General Bill Barr initially misrepresented Mueller’s findings, echoing a top complaint from congressional Democrats. …

UK to scrap passenger landing cards

The Home Office had agreed to scrap them for seven countries, including the US and Australia, from June, but has now decided to go further. ‘Only record’ A document from officials to Border Force staff, seen by the BBC, says much of the data collected by paper landing cards will soon be available digitally. It adds that the withdrawal of the cards will enable staff to “focus more on your interaction with passengers”. But Immigration Service Union general secretary, Lucy Moreton, accused the Home Office of “ignoring” warnings from experienced staff as to the longer-term impact of getting rid of landing cards. She said that the union had been assured that scrapping them would not happen until new technology was …

Trump tweets that he favors exceptions to abortion bans

(CNN)President Donald Trump favors exceptions in abortion bans, he tweeted Saturday night. In signing the measure into law, Gov. Kay Ivey said it might be unenforceable, but it is aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade. That’s the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Other states have passed anti-abortion bills in recent weeks. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp this month signed into law the so-called “fetal heartbeat” bill. It generally would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. That can happen as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Sea-Watch group challenges Italy’s ban on entering waters

MILAN – Italy has allowed migrant families rescued at sea by the humanitarian group Sea-Watch to be transferred to the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, but is refusing landfall to others. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Saturday that children and those with ailments were permitted to enter Italy, “but the absolute ban remains on the Sea Watch 3 against entering our territorial waters. “ Despite the ban, the Sea Watch announced on Twitter that it would enter Italian waters, citing humanitarian reasons. The Italian news agency ANSA said it had crossed into territorial waters by mid-afternoon.