Chelsea Clinton will be honored with a lifetime achievement award from Variety next month, the magazine announced Tuesday.
The 37-year-old former first daughter, a vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, is rumored to be eyeing a run for a New York Senate seat in 2020 should Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) decide to run for president, the New York Daily News reported last month.
Variety will hand out its lifetime achievement awards during its annual “Women in Power” luncheon at the ritzy Cipriani restaurant in midtown Manhattan on April 18.
North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue “acceleration” of its nuclear and missile programs, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday.
This includes developing a “pre-emptive first strike capability” and an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), said Choe Myong Nam, deputy ambassador at the North Korean mission to the United Nations in Geneva.
Reuters, quoting a senior U.S. official in Washington, reported on Monday that the Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions as part of a broad review of measures to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat.
“I think this is stemming from the visit by the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson) to Japan, South Korea and China…We of course are not afraid of any act like that,” Choe told Reuters.
The media is touting a new study claiming global warming could be, at least in part, to blame for the “diabetes epidemic” sweeping the globe.
“When it gets warmer, there is higher incidence of diabetes,” Lisanne Blauw, a Ph.D. candidate at the Netherlands-based Einthoven Laboratory and the study’s lead author, told The Huffington Post Tuesday.
“It’s important to realize global warming has further effects on our health, not only on the climate,” Blauw said.
Blauw and her colleagues wrote “the diabetes incidence rate in the USA and prevalence of glucose intolerance worldwide increase with higher outdoor temperature” based on a meta-analysis of 14 years of data on diabetes and temperature in U.S. states.
The president of Turning Point USA at Santa Clara University believes several professors tried to “intimidate” him with faculty-wide emails demanding that he add them to the “professor watchlist.”
The TPUSA-SCU chapter was initially denied official recognition by student government in a vote taken just one week after a staff advisor delivered a PowerPoint presentation on white supremacist groups that featured a slide about the national TPUSA organization.
Vice Provost Jeanne Rosenberg overturned the decision, however, explaining that the Senate had unfairly used political disagreement as a basis for disapproving the group.
This upset a number of professors, who argued in an open letter that the administration had no right to “second guess a decision reached by the democratically elected representatives of the student body.”
A few professors apparently deemed the letter an insufficient response to the situation, and began emailing the entire faculty email listserv with the president of TPUSA-SCU, Caleb Alleva, copied on the chain.
Six professors sarcastically demanded in the emails that they be added to TPUSA’s Professor Watchlist.
“I recommend adding me to the Faculty Watchlist sooner than later,” wrote John Farnsworth, a professor of environmental studies. “During the spring quarter I will be teaching ENVS 79: Environmental Thought. In this course I attempt to establish a climate of intellectual openness that I fear will make TPUSA members uncomfortable.”
Farnsworth also opted to insult the intelligence of TPUSA members, asserting that “the rigors of the course…will almost certainly present difficulties to any student who subscribes to the TPUSA viewpoint.”
This is the dramatic moment Iraqi soldiers disarm a young child in a Chelsea kit who was found with what appears to be a suicide bomb strapped around his waist.
The boy, thought to be about seven, was seized outside the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul after hiding among families fleeing ISIS.
A soldier can be seen gently lifting up the child’s blue shirt, bearing the name of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, to reveal what looks like an explosive belt fastened to his midriff.
In a tense two-minute clip, he then slowly snips wires and cuts away the device while telling the youngster: ‘Don’t be afraid’.
Video of the encounter was captured outside Mosul. A caption with the footage, released on LiveLeak, claims that the boy is the youngest ever child suicide bomber – however this has not been verified.
In the clip a soldier can be seen crouching down next to the youngster and speaking to the camera. He says the video is being filmed on March 18 and then explains that the child, who he says is about seven, was sent by ISIS.
The child, thought to be called Uday, says he was sent by ‘Amo’, which means uncle, with instructions to target ‘the army’. The soldier then asks him to raise his arms. In the next few moments, the soldier slowly snips off bandages holding up the device, which appears to include a mobile phone and batteries.
When the child flinches, the soldier says: ‘Don’t be afraid’.
The harrowing video emerged as Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul’s ISIS-held Old City on Tuesday so that troops could clear the area, but militant snipers hampered the effort, Iraqi officers said.
In a Facebook post, a member of a university editorial board recently judged a “shirtless white dude with dreadlocks” to be guilty of cultural appropriation.
“If any of you know the shirtless white dude with dreadlocks who just walked by Alderman, please tell him to stop literally everything he’s doing,” said Noah Zeidman, a member of the Editorial Board of The Cavalier Daily, the University of Virginia’s student newspaper, on Facebook.
“Nothing cool or radical about flaunting all kinds of privilege and cultural appropriation,” explained Zeidman in a reply to his original post.
“You could throw a shoe at him, though then he might talk about how his whiteness oppressed him,” remarked Carissa Yau, one of Zeidman’s friends, in another comment which Zeidman “liked.”
“It wouldn’t be fair for someone of more privilege to ‘colonize’ this form of culture and have it be acceptable,” chimed in Rena Angel. “Instead there are other ways to show this appreciation before you act upon doing/committing to this form of culture.”
Angel went on to note that it is “unfair” to take something from another’s culture until that other person gained full acceptance and proper treatment by their peers.
Now we note although they use the term ‘surveillance,’ they are referencing ‘incidental collection’ which means it was not legally targeted against the Trump team but that they were picked up any way and then it was used against them by unmasking.
As we have been saying. Being ‘legal collection’ doesn’t justify the use against them, make unmasking the names proper or justify the illegal leaks.
Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under surveillance during the Obama administration following November’s election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters Wednesday.
Nunes said the surveillance appears to have been legal, incidental collection and that it does not appear to have been related to concerns over collusion with Russia.
Nunes is going to the White House later Wednesday to brief the Trump administration on what he has learned, which he said came from “sources.”
Judge Neil Gorsuch and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse engaged in a lively debate on disclosure laws during Gorsuch’s Tuesday confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“We have this $10 million that is being spent on behalf of your confirmation,” the Rhode Island Democrat posed to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. “Do you think for instance, that we on this panel ought to know who is behind that?”
Gorsuch responded by noting “that’s a policy question for this body.”
“Well, it’s also a question of disclosure,” Whitehouse continued. “You could ask right now that as a matter of courtesy, as a matter of respect to the process, that anybody funding this should declare themselves so that we can evaluate who is behind this effort, right?”
Initial reports are at least one attacker ran over people with a car on the Westminster Bridge which you can see in the video above is right near the Parliament. At least 8 were reported down after that. Then the vehicle continued hitting fence at Parliament square injuring more people. After that, the attacker got out of his car and stabbed at least one policeman outside Parliament before being shot by the police.
How many injured is not yet clear.
Here’s Sky livestream:
The reporter on the ground says at least 8 people down on the bridge.
Described as “Asian” guy in his 40s.
Here’s a picture from the bridge.
Crashing into gates at Parliament.
Sky News has announced two people dead, others “catastrophically injured.”
Police checking a suspicious package in a vehicle.
Up to three officers now being reported injured, that some may have been injured in struggle when vehicle crashed outside the fence of Parliament, then another stabbed inside the grounds.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, an outspoken House Republican from Texas, is calling for a congressional investigation of John Podesta’s role with Rusnano, a state-run company founded by Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.
Podesta — Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman and former President Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff — first made contact with the Russian firm in 2011, when he joined the boards and executive committees of three related entities: Boston-based Joule Unlimited; Rotterdam-based Joule Global Holdings; Joule Global Stichting, the company’s controlling interest. All are high-tech renewable energy enterprises.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Europeans across the world would not be able to walk safely on the streets if they kept up their current attitude.
Turkey has been embroiled in a row with Germany and the Netherlands over the barring of campaign appearances by Turkish officials seeking to drum up support for an April referendum on boosting Erdogan’s powers.
“If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets. We, as Turkey, call on Europe to respect human rights and democracy,” Erdogan said at event for local journalists in Ankara.
It’s mostly posturing, because ICE agents aren’t going to be going into schools to get anyone unless they have legal authority to do so, which school officials aren’t going to be able to stop. But ridiculous nonetheless.
At a press conference in front of New York’s Tweed Courthouse on Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out the city’s plans to resist U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the Trump era.
There are “deep fears and concerns” among immigrant families after President Trump announced new ICE protocols that give agents more freedom to hold illegal immigration raids, the mayor noted.
“Parents don’t know what the policies will mean for their children,” he said.
That’s where the sanctuary city is planning to step in.
“We think it’s crucial to fight for all New Yorkers and to help immigrant New Yorkers to know their rights,” De Blasio said. “This is your city. Your city will stand by you.”
De Blasio detailed a few ways the city plans to assuage parents’ fears and resist ICE. His office, he said, will be instructing school employees to understand what to do in which ICE agents appear at a school. The agents, he said, will be kept outside the school buildings and schools will not share information with them unless required by the law.