Record Numbers of Venezuelans Seek Asylum In the U.S. Amid Political Chaos

June 22, 2017

… his predecessors legacy and socialist policies, even in the face of crippling recession, hyperinflation and extreme shortages of basic goods. Desperate families are spending hours lined up to spend their grossly devalued currency on food and medicine, while prices skyrocket and supplies dwindle. Were starting to see serious instability in Venezuela, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned at a Security Council meeting May the first time the 15-nation council has Met to discuss Venezuelas …


6 Tactics For Dealing With Political Stress

June 21, 2017

… zones To do that, its smart to establish boundaries for engaging in political rhetoric. Maybe that means disconnecting from social media in the evening, limiting your news catch-up to 20 minutes a day, or enjoying a family dinner free of political discussion or debate. 6. Prioritize self-care You may feel as if you are simply dedicated to the cause, Klapow said, but the reality is you [cannot] think as clearly if your physical needs, emotional needs, and social needs are not being Met. …


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

June 19, 2017

For the past 10 years, The Met has hosted a group exhibition entitled P.S. Art, featuring artwork from a variety of media highlighting the innovation and skill emerging from public art education programs in and around New York City. On opening night, the young artists were given lanyards to distinguish them from the hundreds of visitors clamoring to get a glimpse of the work. Visitors were encouraged to approach any and all lanyard-wearers, providing the ever-rare opportunity to discuss an …


London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen Met local people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire during a visit to a temporary shelter Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to “get to the bottom” of the west London tower block fire amid mounting criticism of her response to the disaster. The prime minister was jeered when she visited the Kensington site on Friday Mrs May was criticised for not speaking to Grenfell Tower residents on her first visit following the blaze. She …


Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEbola nurse Pauline Cafferkey: The Western world has moved on Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has returned to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there in 2014. She went back to fundraise for children orphaned by the epidemic and to close a chapter of her life. The last time Mbalu Met Pauline, the teenager was sick with Ebola and fighting for her life. Pauline cared for her while smothered in a personal …


Dr. Jill Biden Receives Standing Ovation After Her Tonys Speech

June 12, 2017

When she took the stage on Sunday night, Biden earned a round of applause even before beginning her tribute to Americas veterans. Following her short speech,in which she outlined the difficulties veterans face in adapting to civilian life, she was Met by a standing ovation from the Radio City Music Hall crowd one of the biggest of the night. Biden was there to introduce a performance from the musical Bandstand.Set in 1945, the show tells the story of Donny Novitski, a musician leading a band …


Leonardo DiCaprio’s Efforts Prompt Mexico To Commit To Saving Rare Porpoise

June 8, 2017

Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and billionaire Carlos Slim Met Wednesday to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will spark new efforts to save the animal, which researchers worry could becomeextinct by next year. Last month DiCaprio launched a Twitter campaign aimed at Mexican officials to encourage them to take action, an effort that led Pea Nieto to declare the country was focusing all its efforts to prevent the extinction of the species. …


The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 7, 2017

… reemergence in the media was Met with skepticism. Some speculate the recent television appearances on state-run news channels could be a regime-coordinated ploy to project an image of normality in government-controlled areas of Syria. The government has a history of using propaganda to show its supporters – even the reluctant ones that its in control, Syria analyst Annia Ciezadlo explained in October. More than that, its demonstrating that its the only force within Syria that can …


General election: Sadiq Khan warns of ‘unsustainable’ police cuts – BBC News

June 6, 2017

Election campaign: Rolling live updates Reality Check: What has happened to police numbers? Met defends dropping inquiry into attacker The Tories said armed police numbers were increasing and officers had extra powers to deal with terrorists. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick has said a debate is needed on future resources in the wake of the London Bridge and Westminster attacks although a former terrorism law watchdog said linking the cuts to terror attacks was a “completely misleading …