Soldier seen placing flag at Tomb of Unknown Soldier during torrential rain

A severe thunderstorm Thursday failed to stop a sentinel from placing a flag at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (3d U.S. Infantry Regiment) SEN. COTTON TELLS STORY OF SERVING WITH ‘THE OLD GUARD’ AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY “With only a few watching from cover, a Tomb Sentinel approached the Unknowns with U.S. flags in hand. As thunder shook the ground and rains washed down without abandon, the Tomb Sentinel pierced through the elements with breath-taking precision. “He knelt and placed the flags in honor of the Unknowns. For the select few who saw this moment, it was jaw-dropping. Humans have their limits, but The Old Guard has yet to meet theirs.” TRUMP PAYS RESPECT TO MILITARY DEAD AT ARLINGTON …

Pope Francis likens abortion to hiring ‘hitman’, says it’s never acceptable

Pope Francis arrives for an audience with participants of a pilgrimage of the Italian-Albanian diocese of Lungro, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, May 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) The latest comments follow Pope’s previous condemnations of abortion, though he struck a somewhat more conciliatory tone towards the woman who had the procedure and made it easier for them to be absolved of the sin of abortion. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP His comments also came in the wake of a raging abortion debate in the U.S., where multiple states severely limited or banned abortion after six weeks, prompting outcry by pro-choice advocates. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Lukas Mikelionis is …

Fishermen face another quota cut, could hit lobster prices

A fishery management board is due to make a decision about the 2020 catch limits in early June. The options include maintaining this year’s levels or reducing them further, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said in public documents. The agency wants to avoid overfishing at a time when a scientific assessment has shown a below-average number of young herring are joining the population. Scientists have said it’s not clear why that’s the case, but two possibilities they’ve cited are climate change and an abundance of predators. The lobster industry has enjoyed large hauls in recent years, but it’s dependent on bait to load traps. A spike in the price of bait could ultimately be felt by consumers in …

Green told to fund Arcadia’s pension gap

This will be cut to £25m, but Sir Philip’s wife, Lady Tina Green, who is the main shareholder of Arcadia, offered to contribute £25m per year for the next three years, plus an extra contribution of £25m. Mr Field said: “It was disappointing to to see the proposals that contributions to reduce the deficit will be halved as part of the financial restructuring.” Topshop’s Sir Philip Green seeks ‘truce’ with MP Frank Field Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green to close 23 stores The MP said he welcomed reports that Sir Philip and his wife would make personal contributions to reduce the deficit, but he warned “this is not sufficient to ensure adequate protection for scheme members”. He added that the …

Facebook plans to launch ‘GlobalCoin’ cryptocurrency in 2020

Mark Zuckerberg met governor of Bank of England last month to discuss decision Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency in early 2020, allowing users to make digital payments in a dozen countries. The currency, dubbed GlobalCoin, would enable Facebooks 2.4 billion monthly users to change dollars and other international currencies into its digital coins. The coins could then be used to buy things on the internet and in shops and other outlets, or to transfer money without needing a bank account. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, last month met the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, to discuss the plans, let users transfer money using WhatsApp, its encrypted mobile-messaging app. Payments is …

Six dead, 200 injured in protests over Indonesia’s election result

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)Police and protesters angry at Indonesia’s election result have battled for a second night on the streets of Jakarta, after six people were killed and more than 200 injured in the initial clashes. “We will not give rioters space to destroy our country. We do not have a choice, the military and police will take firm action in line with the law. To all whom I respect, the situation is under control,” the president, known as Jokowi, said Wednesday. His defeated election opponent, former general Prabowo Subianto who has alleged widespread ballot-rigging, also appealed for calm. Prabowo, who says he plans to challenge the election result in the Constitutional Court, urged supporters gathering in Jakarta to act wisely. …

‘Orange is the New Black’ cast sings the theme song in an emotional video

(CNN)It’s almost time for the “Orange is the New Black” cast to say goodbye. And we can already tell it’s going to be a tearjerker. The lyrics will pull at your heart: The animals, the animalsTrapped, trapped, trappedTill the cage is fullThe day is newEveryone is waiting, waiting on youYou’ve got time Think of all the roadsThink of all their crossingsTaking steps is easyStanding still is hard Remember all the facesRemember all their voicesEverything is differentThe second time aroundAnd you’ve got time Spektor shared the video on Twitter and thanked the “OITNB” team. “So misty, so beautiful! Thank you for everything to the wonderful women and men of @OITNB- I loved singing along with you,” Spektor tweeted. Netflix confirmed last …

Washington State Legalizes Human Composting As Eco-Friendly Alternative

Gov. Alkaline hydrolysis is already legal in several states though Washington will be the first to allow human composting, ASSOCIATED PRESS Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, displays a sample of compost material left from the decomposition of a cow. It would take about a month to break down a human body. “These practices consume valuable urban land, pollute the air and soil, and contribute to climate change,” Composting humans will also prevent embalming fluid and other toxins from seeping into the ground and potentially contaminating water supplies, the company argues. Recompose’s facility will feature reusable hexagonal recomposition vessels that will create about a cubic yard of soil per person with the help of wood chips, alfalfa, straw …

Police Investigating Students For Allegedly Tainting Crepes With Bodily Fluids

Investigators said the incident occurred a “Global Gourmet” home economics class. As part of a class cooking competition, students were making crepes that would be judged by teachers. Some students reportedly placed bodily fluids into crepes that were later consumed by several adult victims, according to The alleged act came to light after a video showing the supposed tainting started circulating around the school, according to local station Attorney Brad Koffel, who is representing one of the students accused of adulterating the food, told the station that the accusations could “easily could have been a prank that may have been mocked up for the purposes of creating a video.” “We don’t know if urine or semen was ever placed in anyone’s food. …

Husband Shocked His NYPD Officer Wife Allegedly Tried To Have Him Killed

New York Police Department officer, was allegedly plotting to hire a murder him. “I didn’t want to believe it, but apparently it’s true,” Carvalho, 32, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview that aired Wednesday. But the boyfriend, who is not named in Cincinelli, a mother of two and 12-year NYPD veteran, told her boyfriend she would be at home when the killings were carried out and would have an alibi, according to the complaint. She later said Carvalho should be killed near his job in Long Island because the area is “ghetto” and the murder wouldn’t cast suspicion on her.  “They ended up taking me to an undisclosed location and had me fake my death and took pictures of …

McConnell unveils bill to combat youth tobacco use by raising purchase age to 21

(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell formally introduced legislation Monday to raise the age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21, a move designed to combat the health effects of tobacco addiction across the country and help his home state of Kentucky move off production of the crop that has sagged in popularity for decades. Both senators pointed to figures from the Centers for Disease Control that show an alarming spike in teen vaping since the recent advent of e-cigarettes. “Kentucky farmers don’t want their children to get hooked on tobacco products while they are in middle school or high school any more than any parent anywhere wants that to happen,” McConnell said. “Kentucky is proud of what we make but …

Its not just about the bees earthworms need love, too

They may not be cute, but the work they do for our soil keeps humans in business. But their numbers are in steep decline If earthworms had feathers, wings or fur, or eyes that looked mournful or eyes at all perhaps they would fare better in the publics affections. This is a clutch of species facing as much pressure from the ecological abuse of their habitats as any other yet unlike, say, bees (which have a scientific study found that 42% of fields surveyed by farmers were seriously deficient in earthworms; in some fields they were missing altogether. Particularly hard-hit were deep-burrowing worms, which are valuable in helping soil collect and store rainwater, but were absent from 16% of fields …

Google changes policy to block misleading ads for anti-abortion groups

A certification process would require organizations to identify themselves as either providing or not providing abortions Google changed its advertising policy this week, after facing scrutiny for the new policy update. The advertisers must get certified by submitting an application that requires basic information about the organization. Depending on how youre certified, Google will automatically generate one of the following in-ad disclosures for your abortion product or service ads: Provides abortions or Does not provide abortions, the new policy reads. The disclosures will show on all search ad formats. This added transparency will help ensure that users have the necessary information to decide which abortion-related ads are most relevant to them. The policy change comes after Obria Group ran ads …

Italy’s Salvini angered as 47 migrants land despite his ban

The German aid group Sea-Watch said the remaining migrants on board their rescue ship were transferred to Lampedusa on Sunday evening with the cooperation of the Coast Guard and financial police. They were among 65 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya last week. Sea-Watch said its vessel was too big to enter Lampedusa and had been ordered to another port on “probationary confiscation.” Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Turkey insists on right to drill for energy reserves off Cyprus

Dispute likely to escalate after Nicosia said it would seek to arrest anyone caught drilling Tensions over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean have risen sharply after Turkey said it would exercise its sovereign rights to drill off Cyprus in flagrant defiance of warnings from western allies. As the dispute over the race to tap underwater spoils is becoming ever more intense. Israel, Egypt and Lebanon, which have also discovered hydrocarbons off their coasts, have all signed delimitation agreements with Cyprus. In recent years, international oil companies, including ExxonMobil, Total and Eni, have acquired search rights in licensed blocks off the island. Three months ago the US energy company announced it had found one of the biggest deposits of natural …