Wednesday , 17 January 2018

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NASA, Smithsonian renew hunt for Antarctic meteorites

NASA has renewed its search for Antarctic meteorites to help learn more about the primitive building blocks of the solar system and answer questions about Earth’s neighbours like the Moon and Mars. NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) recently renewed their agreement to search for, collect and curate Antarctic meteorites in a partnership known as ... Read More »

Passerby shoots, kills suspect fighting deputy on I-75

ESTERO, Fla. — A passerby shot and killed a person who was fighting with a Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Interstate 75 Monday morning. Deputy First Class Dean Bardes, a 12-year-veteran, was working a crash at mile marker 126 when the suspect came upon him, causing Bardes to pursue him at high speeds, according to multiple sources. Bardes and ... Read More »

Brown students tore up, threw out American flags at Veterans Day ceremony

American flags flying for a Veterans Day ceremony at Brown University were snapped in half, torn up and thrown away, according to a veteran who watched it happen and another student who videotaped what he saw happening and posted it online. That prompted other students to counterprotest, according to the campus newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald, with a senior upset by ... Read More »

Harvard University suspends men’s football team and cancels season over lewd comments about female side

Harvard University has suspended its men’s football team for the rest of the season over sexual comments made about members of the women’s team. Drew Faust, the university president, announced in a statement that an investigation into the 2012 team found that their “appalling” comments were not isolated and have continued through to the current season. “I was deeply distressed ... Read More »

White working class boys perform worst at GCSEs, research shows

White working class boys are the worst performing ethnic group in the country, new research has showed, with three-quarters failing to achieve five good GCSE grades. Only 24% of white British schoolboys gain five A*-Cs including English and Maths in their end of secondary school exams – making them the worst performing of the main ethnic groups in the country. ... Read More »

Trump names Priebus chief of staff, Bannon senior counselor

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday appointed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff. Trump also announced that campaign CEO Steve Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, will be his chief strategist and senior counselor. Trump said that Priebus and Bannon will work as “equal partners” — as they did in the campaign — ... Read More »

US denim industry still haunted by trade deals

Monte Galbraith has worked in the denim industry since he was a teenager. The 40-year veteran of the trade claims to have the indigo dye of blue jeans running through his veins. Like many in Columbus, Georgia – a city on the banks of Chattahoochee River along the state’s western border – Mr Galbraith followed his father into the textile ... Read More »

Keith Ellison to counter Donald Trump

CONGRESS The man hoping to counter President Trump Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, is gaining in support for Democratic National Committee chair. Donald Trump will be in the Oval Office in January, and Republicans will have full control of Congress. But Rep. Keith Ellison — an African-American Muslim from Minnesota — thinks he can lead Democrats back ... Read More »

India Disqualifies Bills of 500 & 1000 IRS

INDIA DISQUALIFIES BILLS OF 500 & 1000 IRS BUT INTRODUCE IRS 2000 BILL In a surprise move Narender Modi the PM of India announced the he taking bills of 500 & 1000 out of circulation to fight corruption & black money. He also announced to introduce the bill of 2000 IRS which indicates that his motive is not fight corruption ... Read More »

U.S. must be world policeman, says ex-NATO boss

The former chief of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has said America needs to be the world’s policeman to make sure the world is a safer place. Mr Rasmussen outlined his views in an interview with Britain’s Sky News. He said America needed to intervene in the world’s trouble spots to restore law and order. He said: “We need determined American ... Read More »