Senator Sergey Lisovsky has warned against using expensive and powerful drugs advertised on TV, and advised Russians to rely on simple, cheap remedies that were traditionally used in the past. Read Full Article at RT.com
Public support for Russia’s military operation in Syria has increased from 34 to 39 percent despite the fact that almost half of respondents see the situation in the Middle Eastern country as “noticeably deteriorating.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Rudy Giuliani’s job for Donald Trump is to bring this whole Russia (hoax/Witch Hunt!/probe/serious threat to Trump that has already indicted four members of his campaign and convicted a fifth person) investigation to a close, as quickly as possible. On Tuesday, the Washington Post reports that Giuliani sat down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to inquire about just when this thing might be over. In response, Mueller reminded Giuliani of something he’s said before: He would rather appreciate an interview with Donald Trump. Giuliani, who joined Trump’s legal team last week, conveyed the ongoing resistance of Trump and his advisers to an interview with federal investigators, but did not rule out the possibility, the people said, adding that Giuliani pressed Mueller for clarity on when the probe is expected to end. Trump’s team is continuing the pretense that Mueller bringing Trump in for an interview risks setting some kind of precedent, and that it will only happen on Trump’s terms. But precedent was already set three administrations ago, when Bill Clinton was interviewed by Special Investigator Robert Fiske in the opening months of the Whitewater investigation. The back-to-back questioning of the President and Mrs. Clinton represented the first time that a sitting President has given a deposition about his official conduct. It was apparently the first time a sitting First Lady has ever been interviewed by law-enforcement officials about her conduct while in the White House. And even that wasn’t the real precedent. In 1980, Republicans demanded, and got, an appearance by Jimmy Carter before the DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility to discuss something as vital as the behavior of his brother Billy. Because Republicans are all about everybody-is-subject-to-the-law, so long as “everybody” isn’t a Republican. Still, Trump remains “extremely opposed” to granting Mueller an interview, according to one close adviser — setting up a potential high-stakes legal battle between the White House and the special counsel, who could ultimately seek to try to subpoena the president.
Though it may go against our baser instincts, it is a fact that many things can be true at once. On one hand, the United States is surely a country of promise and hope—a place where luck, hard work, and determination are sometimes enough to bring success to even the most marginalized person. But it is also a land steeped in injustice and inequality—where past wrongdoings and the collective silence and ignorance about them allow us to have a false and incomplete view of history and the present. If we as Americans, and those who live here, are ever going to truly understand this country, we must bear witness to and atone for the past. That is the intent behind the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice that opens on Thursday. Located in Montgomery, Alabama, it contains a legacy museum and memorial to the black victims of lynchings and racial terror in the United States. As The New York Times aptly describes, there is nothing like it in the United States. And this is a very transformative and powerful thing. “Just seeing the names of all these people,” said Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, the nonprofit organization behind the memorial. Many of them, he said, “have never been named in public.” [...] Inspired by the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, Mr. Stevenson decided that a single memorial was the most powerful way to give a sense of the scale of the bloodshed. But also at the site are duplicates of each steel column, lined up in rows like coffins, intended to be disseminated around the country to the counties where lynchings were carried out. People in these counties can request them — dozens of such requests have already been made — but they must show that they have made efforts locally to “address racial and economic injustice.” For Mr. Stevenson, the plans for the memorial and an accompanying museum were rooted in decades spent in Alabama courtrooms, witnessing a criminal justice system that treats African-Americans with particular cruelty, or indifference. A museum and memorial, on their own, aren’t enough to help America do the work of addressing its original sin of white supremacy—which is responsible for racial terror directed not just at blacks, but at the country’s indigenous population and many other racial and ethnic minority groups. But they offer a chance for bearing witness to the specific history of black people in this country and its impact on the present. They are intended to begin a dialogue so that we can acknowledge the trauma and brutality of enslavement, racial terror lynchings, and mass incarceration. They are meant to be sites for collective grief so that we can begin to heal wounds that are centuries deep. This is important for the descendants of lynching victims and black people in general, but it’s equally important for whites. According to Stevenson, the United States is the most punitive country on the planet. Evidence of that can be seen in our mass incarceration rates which are the highest in the world. Thus, he says that it is a fear of punishment that stops us from apologizing and reckoning with our terrible past.
Donald Trump called into “Fox & Friends” this morning in an interview that was unbecoming of the President of the United States in all ways. Let’s break it down. The interview began by Trump noting it is Melania’s birthday. When asked what he got the First Lady, Trump admitted, “Maybe I didn’t get her so much. I got her a beautiful card.” Sure you did, Donald. Sure you did. The crew then pivoted to the news Dr. Ronny Jackson was withdrawing from consideration to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. In summary, Trump complained his completely unqualified candidate was being treated unfairly, his life destroyed. Never mind the accusations came from people who work with Dr. Jackson day in and day out. After several more minutes of rambling about how tough he is on Russia and how Senator Jon Tester needs to ‘pay a big price’ for discussing the accusations against Dr. Ronny Jackson, “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy asked about James Comey and this is the moment Donald Trump started to become unglued. Here is the Comey portion of the interview (transcript below), where even Steve Doocy has to throw his hands in the air. Watch/listen and then jump below for the second interview meltdown. xFormer FBI Dir. James Comey says heÃ¢ÂÂs not a leaker. President @realDonaldTrump reacts. pic.twitter.com/a497Yp8ESlÃ¢ÂÂ FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 26, 2018 There is a lot to unpack there, no? Trump may decide to start intervening in the Department of Justice? That’s not how this works.
For the second time in as many days, Attorney General Jefferson Sessions has equivocated when asked about his position with regards to the Michael Cohen investigation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions evaded lawmakers’ questions on Wednesday about whether his longstanding recusal from campaign-related investigations extended to the Justice Department inquiry into President Trump’s personal lawyer, saying only that he would not confirm the existence of the investigation itself. Refusing to confirm that an investigation exists is a new level of Sessions’ hear-no, see-no, speak-no position. This is an investigation that notably started with raids on the office and home of Trump’s personal attorney. It’s featured numerous courtroom appearances in which the identity of client number three, also known as Sean Hannity, was revealed. It’s been the subject of half a dozen Trump tweets, including Trump’s legal opinion on the horrible erosion of attorney-client privilege. But Sessions not only won’t own up to whether or not he’s recused himself from the investigation, he’s seriously playing the “Investigations? What investigation?” card. The topic of recusal is particularly sensitive for Mr. Sessions, once a close ally of Mr. Trump and one of his earliest political supporters. By refusing to answer lawmakers’ questions about the Cohen investigation, Mr. Sessions avoided further wrath from Mr. Trump if he were to conclude that his attorney general had stepped back from an inquiry that the president is said to view as a greater threat than the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling. Sessions’ “particularly sensitive” situation represents an extraordinary effort to become Schrodinger’s attorney general—both recused and un-recused. By not recusing himself, Sessions avoids a fresh blast from his boss, and retains the right to jump in should it seem that the flames from Cohen’s garbage fire are starting to singe his own very fine coat. But by maintaining the illusion that he may have, somehow, secretly recused himself, Sessions is able to disavow any knowledge of … anything, really. Just in case. But this bit of pinhead dancing isn’t likely to hold up for long.
After Facebook's CEO faced grilling by US lawmakers, Zuckerberg reportedly is close to an agreement on a format for his appearance before EU representatives.
Solid-state lidar could bring costs way down for tech that's currently very expensive.
The company also announced its plans to add five fulfillment centres (FCs) in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Vijayawada and Kolkata this year, which will add four million cubic feet storage capacity.
German firms working in Russia face huge financial losses from the latest round of US sanctions against Russia, the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
Bankers like JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon are being forced to re-think their skepticism about bitcoin as it reshapes the world of finance. Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert call him on it. Read Full Article at RT.com
Today, 11 new companies launch out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator based in NYC. This is the 14th cohort of startups to launch out of ERA, and each company has received $100,000 in seed funding from the accelerator. These startups span a wide variety of industries, from hospitality to new retail to healthcare. So without […]
While the ONE Smart Keyboard Pro doesn’t have a sweet demo tune nor can it play barking dog Jingle Bells without some help, it can teach you or your kids how to play piano. The elegant keyboard has 88 weighted keys that simulate a true mechanical piano and connects to your phone so you can […]
Alexa will soon be able to recall information you’ve directed her to remember, as well as have more natural conversations that don’t require every command to begin with “Alexa.” She’ll also be able to launch skills in response to questions you ask, without explicit instructions to do so. The features are the first of what […]
From a nuclear commander to a Harvard-educated refugee, STEM-trained candidates are shaking up politics.
Integrated Communications Unit (ICU) R4 Transition: Yesterday, a software patch was loaded for the Ku-Band Command and Data Processer (KCDP) to correct the anomaly experienced where large packets of data were disrupting Ku Band forward data flow. After the load was complete, ground teams transitioned from KU Comm Unit (KCU)1 to KCU2, which contains the … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/25/2018»
Waze has struck a data-sharing agreement with Waycare, an artificial intelligence-based traffic management startup, the two companies announced today. The deal will allow them to combine anonymized navigation information crowdsourced from the 100 million drivers who use Waze with Waycare’s proprietary traffic analytics. The collaboration is now active in Nevada, Florida, California and Nevada, with […]
DALLAS (AP) - Rising fuel costs are eating into airline profits, dampening expectations for the rest of 2018, and setting the stage for higher fares. Fuel is the airlines' second-biggest expense after labor, so when it rises - at American it was up 40 cents a gallon from a year ...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - The government says Romania should reduce the number of brown bears by 2,000 in the next decade to protect the existing bear population. The environment ministry said Thursday that Romania had between 6,050 to 6,640 brown bears in 2016. It said 4,000 bears was an optimum ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - An audit indicates the head of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority used more than $17,000 in airline gift cards for personal travel that were given to publicly funded agency. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports CEO Rossi Ralenkotter apologized at the agency's audit committee meeting ...
Humans have been using paper for more than 2000 years. Naturally, some improvements have been made along the way. Now scientists have figured out how to make paper touch-sensitive. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon […] The post Cheap Touch Sensitive Paper Can Digitize Your Doodles appeared first on Geek.com.
Facial recognition isn’t just for, well, faces: The machine learning method has shown promise in helping astronomers analyze images of galaxies. Using mock Hubble Space Telescope snapshots, researchers trained a deep learning system […] The post Facial Recognition Helps Astronomers Understand Galaxies appeared first on Geek.com.
As summer inches (however slowly) closer, so do visions of peeling bare limbs from gummy vinyl car seats. But thanks to researchers at Ohio State University, those dog-day delaminations may soon be nothing […] The post Nature-Inspired Coating Keeps Fake Leather Clean, Cool appeared first on Geek.com.
The Australian's strong start to the campaign has thrust the Chinese GP winner into the centre of the 2019 driver market situation, with rivals Ferrari and Mercedes both options for him.Read Also:Why Bottas and Raikkonen should be seriously worriedBut after recent reports claiming that he had signed some form of pre-contract option with Ferrari to exclusively only de ... Keep reading
The British team adopted a more aggressive design philosophy for 2018 but has zero points after the first three races of the season.Williams had the slowest top speed of any team in qualifying for China, continuing a trend of being much worse through the speed traps this year than last in both qualifying and the race.«This year the ideology changed a little bit,» rookie Sergey ... Keep reading
Following a Prologue test in which it enjoyed a four-second advantage over the best of its non-hybrid class rivals, it has been suggested that Toyota has an advantage equivalent to a Formula 1 team running a V12 engine.However, Toyota ran its TS050 Hybrids outside of the WEC’s equivalence of technology rules for its best times, officially in order to test the limits of its cooling ... Keep reading
Pedrosa has raced for the Repsol Honda squad since his premier-class debut in 2006, and has won at least won race per season in that time, but his contract expires at the end of this year.While the 32-year-old has expressed a desire in continuing the relationship, Honda has said it wants to continue evaluating its options for its second bike after renewing Marquez's ... Keep reading
With just hours to go before we find out which quarterback will be the first one selected in a loaded draft class, it sounds as though the first overall pick may end up being the surprise of the night.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that there is a “mounting belief” among NFL coaches and front office executives that the Cleveland Browns are going to take Baker Mayfield to kick things off in Arlington. The Browns obviously know who they are going to pick, but they have done a great job of not letting that information leak out to the public. Previous reports indicated that they had narrowed their decision down to Sam Darnold and Josh Allen, with the former being considered the safer choice and the latter possessing a better arm than maybe any QB prospect ever.But if the Browns pick Mayfield, that would be somewhat of a shock. The former Oklahoma star has drawn comparisons to Johnny Manziel, both for his style of play and some of the extracurricular antics he became known for in college. That said, our QB draft ran