Virginia Republicans Abruptly Adjourn Legislative Session On Guns

in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after the November election. But not a single vote was cast on the legislation. Republican leaders said the session was premature and politically motivated. They assigned the state’s bipartisan crime commission to study policy proposals that might have prevented the shooting. It was a familiar outcome in a stalled debate that plays out yearly in Virginia on an issue that has divided the nation for more than two decades. “This is just a complete, disgraceful act of cowardice by the Republicans … And I think it’s going to backfire on them,” he said. Richard Keene, a 51-year-old gun owner from Chesterfield, …

Joao Gilberto, Brazilian Bossa Nova Pioneer, Dies At 88

Joao Marcelo said his father had been battling health issues though no official cause of his death in Rio de Janeiro was given. “His struggle was noble. He tried to maintain his dignity in the light of losing his independence,” Marcelo posted on Facebook. Self-taught, Gilberto said he discovered music at age 14 when he held a guitar in his hands for the first time. With his unique playing style and modern jazz influences, he created the beat that defined bossa nova, helping launch the genre with his song “Bim-Bom.” “It was Joao Gilberto, the greatest genius of Brazilian music, who was the definitive influence on my music,” singer Gal Costa wrote on social media. “He will be missed but …

A mother gave birth to other couples’ babies because of an IVF mix-up, lawsuit states

(CNN)A couple from New York is suing a fertility clinic after a woman gave birth to other couples’ babies because of an IVF mixup, according to a federal lawsuit filed in US District Court. In vitro fertilization is a series of procedures in which an egg is fertilized in a lab and then transferred to a uterus, according to the Mayo Clinic. CHA Fertility claimed on its website to be one of the “premier fertility treatment networks in the world,” the lawsuit states. The clinic says on its site that it has “fulfilled the dreams of tens of thousands of aspiring parents” in over 22 countries. The lawsuit says that the couple spent more than $100,000 for the IVF services, …

Blindfolded goats airlifted into national park as part of relocation effort

Derrick Halsey, a wildlife capture specialist known as a “mugger,” hands off a kid mountain goat to Olympic National Park Wildlife Branch Chief Patti Happe Tuesday, July 9, 2019, after airlifting the goat and two others to Hurricane Ridge in the park near Port Angeles, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) COLORADO OFFICIALS WARN HUMANS TO NOT FEED WILDLIFE AFTER MOUNTAIN GOATS ENGAGING IN ‘UNNATURAL BEHAVIORS’  There are six designated goat sites that the animals will be released to. “Mountain goat relocation will allow these animals to reoccupy historical range areas in the Cascades,” Jesse Plumage, a U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist, said in a news release.

Wide Sargasso seaweed: 5,500-mile algae belt keeps on growing

Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt now appears almost every year, forming largest record bloom It weighs 20m tonnes, stretches from west Africa to the Gulf of Mexico, and washes up on beaches creating a malodorous stench. Now scientists say a vast swathe of brown seaweed could be becoming an annual occurrence. Researchers say the explosion in sargassum seaweed first materialised in 2011. But new research shows it has appeared almost every year since then, forming the largest bloom of macroalgae ever recorded. Whats more, the seaweed band dubbed the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt seems to be getting bigger. The scientists say the seaweed can be a boon for marine wildlife, providing habitat for creatures including fish and birds. But it also …

Toxic caterpillars spark health scare across Germany

People suffer rashes and breathing difficulties as warm weather brings infestation Marauding caterpillars with toxic hairs have brought parts of Germany to a standstill, leading to closures of swimming pools, restaurants, public parks and sections of the motorway. Oak processionary moth caterpillars, named after the nose-to-tail processions they form to travel between the oak trees they devour, have fine, long hairs with an irritating toxin that can cause blistering rashes, feverish dizzy spells and asthma attacks. For years, the caterpillar used to be a relatively rare sight in Germany, found only in isolated areas of woodland. But following a this years mild spring and warm, dry summer, the oak processionarys nests have been found in large numbers all over the …

Graphic Images Of “Flesh Rotting” Cocaine Cut With Cow De-Wormer Will Put You Off Drugs For Life

Warning: This article contains graphic medical imagery. If the idea of heart problems, sweat-dripping anxiety, and environmental vandalism wasn’t enough to put you off cocaine, then take a look at this medical case report.  Published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases back in 2016, doctors in the Colombian city of Medellín detailed 11 cases of people whose skin turned a deathly deep purple and began to die as a result of abusing cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer.  All of the patients’ ears had necrosis, where the tissue turns black and dies due to irreversible damage to cells. One of the patients even had necrosis occur on his penis. Another common symptom was retiform purpura across their body and face, where the skin …

Wellness Startup’s Generic Viagra Ads Flout Facebook Rules

On television and radio, the ads are fairly innocuous: “Hey guy,” a female narrator says playfully in one TV spot for Hims, a men’s wellness brand that sells prescription drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, oral herpes, social anxiety, hair loss, and other conditions. “Hi there. Welcome to Hims.” The ad invites viewers to “get ED treatment started for only $5,” next to a close-up of a young man pressing a white pill seductively to his lips. What appear to be customer reviews are superimposed over the image: “Should have done it years ago and I feel like the young stud that I always imagined I was," says one. "Outstanding product, works above and beyond our expectations," reads another. Much like …

2020 Democrats Face Deep Divide On Obama’s Legacy

Kamala Harris’ attack on former Vice President But another moment revealed a different source of tension inside the Democratic Party, one that may play a significant role as the top contenders for its 2020 nomination seek to distinguish themselves from Biden: the legacy of the president he served as a loyal lieutenant, NBC News moderator José Diaz-Balart prefaced a question about whether Biden would deport immigrants whose only offense was arriving in the U.S. without papers by noting that the “Obama-Biden administration deported more than 3 million Americans.” Donald Trump] is doing is absolutely … immoral.” Biden went on to say that undocumented immigrants who have not committed a crime would not be “the focus of deportation.” “On this issue, …

Staff ‘threatened’ at Belfast leisure centre

The fires mark William of Orange’s victory over the Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 and supporters say they are an important part of loyalist culture. Image copyright Gary McKeown Image caption Avoniel Leisure Centre closed early on Sunday due to the “potential threat to staff” In its note to councillors, the council said the matter would be reviewed on Monday morning and it would remain in contact with police. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said it would make inquiries. The Alliance Party leader Naomi Long said the situation was “absolutely disgraceful”. “The community should not be deprived of facilities because of thuggery,” added the MEP, who is based in east Belfast. …

Pompeo unveils human rights commission, critics suggest it may rollback protections

Washington (CNN)US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new commission to examine the role of human rights in US foreign policy and which rights should be “honored,” raising fears that the Trump administration may be trying to roll back protections for women, LGBTQ groups and minorities. Pompeo argued that the definition of human rights has grown fuzzy, that the concept is now sometimes used to defend “gross violations” and that the US has to be “vigilant that human rights discourse not be corrupted or hijacked or used for dubious or malignant purposes.” Critics worry commission will ‘weaken human rights’ But many see the commission as “a new body designed to weaken human rights,” as New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, …

Please Do Not Attempt The Breatharian Diet, You Need Food To Live

An Instagram “influencer” has been slammed by doctors after promoting “breatharianism” to her 13,000 followers. Breatharianism, in the traditional meaning, is a belief that it’s possible for humans to survive without eating food. Breatharians claim that food, and sometimes even water, is not necessary for humans to live, and instead people can keep themselves alive with breathing and sunlight. It’s a safe bet to say that the only people who have tried it for a sustained period of time are either lying or dead. There have been a number of cases where people have died in an attempt to follow the diet, including one Scottish woman who wrote in her diary during her last few days that she believed refusing to …

How Extreme Heat Overwhelms Your Body and Becomes Deadly

The heat wave that scorched Europe last week felt like a red alert of climate change. Death Valley was cooler than southern France, where temperatures reached a record-breaking 114.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But as the heat broke and returned to the relatively temperate 80s, another forewarning emerged. Civilizations need to adapt and protect themselves from extreme heat. More than anyone, the French are aware of just how deadly extreme heat can be. In 2003, a heat wave lasting two weeks killed an estimated 15,000 people in France—and 70,000 throughout Europe. By comparison, this June heat wave lasted just four days. It will take time for authorities to determine the “excess mortality” it caused, but the precautions, including cooling centers and misting …

Nancy Pelosi Slams Young House Progressives As Tiny Squad With No Support

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has issued a surprisingly scathing attack on the cadre of progressive freshmen women who have established high profiles among the chamber’s Democrats, dismissing them as having a “public whatever” but lacking significant political backing. greatest threat to mankind is the Along with Ocasio-Cortez, frequent Pelosi critics among progressive Democrats elected in 2018 include Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and  Pelosi dismissed the women’s political clout in an What The Hell Is Nancy Pelosi Doing?”) that she too often caves to the Republicans on legislative matters. increased funding to deal with conditions at the U.S border with Mexico but lacked humanitarian guarantees for detained immigrants, particularly children. Pelosi insisted that the bill — which the squad of four “All these …

Summer dilemma: Can you wear flip-flops to work?

“What we wear is very much a part of our identity,” Ms Mair says. “It’s a way of saying: ‘We expect you to behave in a certain way.’” But dress codes can be seen as a form of social control, she says. “The idea is to create uniform behaviour, as well as a uniform look.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employers must be careful about sexual discrimination when they dictate dress codes What employers need to be particularly careful about is relaxing dress codes for women in warm weather and not for men, she adds. “If [male] employees in customer-facing roles have to wear a suit, a tie, and a long-sleeved shirt”, while women can “wear summer dresses and …

Health trust apologises for ‘serious failings’

‘Limited chances’ She said the patient’s limited chances of survival from her illness, liver disease, were dependent on her receiving timely and appropriate care. In a statement to BBC News NI, the NHSCT said the patient’s treatment had fallen short of the accepted standard. “We have apologised unreservedly to the family of the patient that the treatment and care she received fell short of the standard that we strive to achieve,” it said. “We have identified and taken on board the learning from this case and this will continue to be reflected in practice going forward.” Related Topics Coleraine NHS Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific