Melania Trump’s spokeswoman speaks out

(CNN)In yet another unnecessary attack on the first lady, CNN contributor Kate Anderson Brower, who purports to be an expert on the customs and norms of first ladies and yet has never met Melania Trump, wrote Thursday that Mrs. Trump “proved that she doesn’t understand what it means to be first lady.” CNN has a dedicated reporter who covers Mrs. Trump. But the media consistently ignores the first lady’s work on behalf of the people of this country, and children …

Call to halt prison pepper spray plan

The trials took place in four prisons: Hull, Preston, Risley and Wealstun in 2017 and 2018. Officers were trained and issued with Pava, which was intended to be used as a last resort as a personal protection tool “to prevent harm to self or others”. Prison officer demonstrates pepper spray Prison pepper spray ‘will worsen conflict’ I’ll quit if jails don’t improve – minister In guidance, they were told to deploy it only when other techniques were not possible, had …

The Way This 11-Year-Old Destroyed Tomi Lahrens Tweet Goes Viral

So what’s the latest on that shiny new In typical fashion, Trump has taken it badly. Image credits: Image credits: Mari Copeny was understandably indignant. She decided to challenge Lahren’s assertion that the wall is the best use of taxpayer’s money, and proceeded to deliver a comeback that showed an eloquence and maturity well beyond her tender age. LittleMissFlint The 11-year-old from Flint, Michigan, has become well known for her bright and passionate activism, having been directly affected by the …

More Than 300 Local Officials From 40 States Call For Green New Deal, End Of Fossil Fuels

In a little over a month, the so-called won endorsements One signatory, L.W. Allstadt, a trustee of the Upstate New York village of Cooperstown, is a former executive vice president of Mobil Oil, the giant that merged with Exxon in 1998 to form the world’s largest publicly traded oil company. “The existence of climate change and its potential disastrous impacts have been known for decades,” The solutions, primary among which is elimination of the use of fossil fuels, have also been …

Square Roots is bringing more transparency to its produce

If you’re concerned about what you eat, there’s a good chance you’ve looked at the food in the supermarket, or in your fridge, and wondered where it actually comes from. Now urban farming incubator Square Roots is introducing a new way for you to check full history of the produce that you’re about to purchase. To do so, you just scan the QR code or type in the lot number that the company says will be included in the packaging …

Yemeni mom on way to give ill son kiss after getting waiver

The State Department granted Swileh the waiver on Tuesday after lawyers with the Council on American-Islamic Relations sued this week, ending a year-long battle for the family. Swileh is planning to fly to San Francisco on Wednesday to see Abdullah at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. “This will allow us to mourn with dignity,” the boy’s father, Ali Hassan, said in a statement provided by the Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Hassan, who is a U.S. …

Could overactive immune system trigger ME?

Scientists from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College recruited 55 patients who had hepatitis C. The standard treatment for hepatitis C is the drug interferon-alpha which challenges the immune system in the same way as a powerful infection. The team measured fatigue and immune markers before, during and after treatment, tracking which people developed the persistent CFS-like illness. In the 18 patients who developed CFS-like symptoms the team found a much stronger immune response to the …

7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in Border Patrol custody is identified

(CNN)Her name was Jakelin Caal Maquin. She had traveled with her father from a rural indigenous community in Guatemala’s impoverished Alta Verapaz region. The department’s Inspector General’s office is investigating the death and said its findings will be released publicly. The US government officials spoke on a conference call with reporters and insisted they not be identified by name. The 163 migrants included 50 unaccompanied minors Jakelin and her father, Nery Gilberto Caal, 29, hailed from the Mayan Q’eqchi’ community …

Ariana Grande And Kanye West Are Now Feuding On Twitter Betches

Looking back on 2018, I don’t think any celebrities have caused more headlines than Ariana Grande and Kanye West. Kanye has spent large chunks of this year on social media, sharing his thoughts on everything from Trump to religion. Ariana has obviously had a crazy year, from her relationship drama to releasing a number-one album and the biggest hit song of her career. These two are as big as it gets, and now they suddenly have beef with each other …

Dog Who Was So Weak Everyone Thought Shes Gonna Die Recovers In Less Than 2 Months

Early in November, a couple noticed an unfamiliar dog roaming the streets of South Texas neighborhood. Weak, severely malnourished, with skin ravaged by mange, the pup was dire need of help. The couple tried to coax her for a while, but the poor pooch was too scared and refused to be caught. Ana, as she was named later, finally found help a week later and she was immediately taken to the vet’s office. Looking past the horrible scabs, the people who …

This 11-year-old U.S. citizen has been separated from her asylum-seeking mom for 222 days.

11-year-old Yeisvi Carrillo, an American citizen, has been in foster care for more than 220 days after being forcibly separated from her mother at the border. Vilma Carrillo and her husband were living in Georgia in 2006 when Vilma gave birth to their daughter, Yeisvi. They lived there for about a year as undocumented farm workers in onion fields and warehouses before returning to their home country of Guatemala to care for Carrillo’s ailing mother in 2007. A few years …

OffGridBox raises $1.6M to charge and hydrate rural Africa with its all-in-one installations

The simplest needs are often the most vital: power and clean water will get you a long way. But in rural areas of developing countries they can both be hard to come by. OffGridBox is attempting to provide both, sustainably and profitably, while meeting humanitarian and ecological goals at the same time. The company just raised $1.6 million to pursue its lofty agenda. The idea is fairly simple, though naturally rather difficult to engineer: Use solar power to provide to …

Banning sweets at checkouts ‘works’

Shoppers at the ones that removed sweets and crisps from checkouts bought almost a fifth less of the unhealthy products. Britain’s Fat Fight: Why we’re losing Child obesity plan targets sweets at checkouts Crossing the border for a sugar fix Data from another 7,500 shoppers who recorded any food they had purchased at supermarkets to eat “on-the-go” rather than take home, showed an even bigger decrease. Lead researcher Dr Jean Adams, from the University of Cambridge, says that although the …

K Health raises $25M for its AI-powered primary care platform

K Health, the startup providing consumers with an AI-powered primary care platform, has raised $25 million in Series B funding. The round was led by 14W, Comcast Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners, with participation from Lerer Hippeau, BoxGroup and Max Ventures — all previous investors from the company’s seed or Series A rounds. Other previous investors include  Users are able to see cases and diagnoses that had symptoms similar to their own, with K Health notifying users with serious conditions when to consider …

Chinese-American Comedian Joe Wong Makes Blunt Prediction About Trump’s Wall

“I’m from China,” Wong said. “So I know a lot about walls. They don’t work.” Wong later jokingly revealed he actually respected Trump because all the marches that have taken place during his presidency had “contributed more to Americans’ health than all of the YMCAs combined.” Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Your Neanderthal Ancestors May Be Responsible For The Shape Of Your Head

There is a bizarre (but as far as we know, harmless) feature that some people may have inherited from Neanderthal ancestors – a flat(ter) head. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Current Biology. The last common ancestor of modern humans and Neanderthals existed approximately 530,000 years ago yet most people of non-African descent have a little bit of Neanderthal DNA in them – the result of interbreeding between our forebearers and their hominin cousins. Collectively, scientists estimate 40 percent of …