President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to nominate the current Ame rican ambassador to Canada to be the new US ambassador to the United Nations.   Trump tweeted on Friday evening that he plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft for the position, following former Ambassador Nikki Haley‘s resignation last year.   ”I am pleased to announce that Kelly Knight Craft, our current Ambassador to Canada, is be ing nominated to be United States Ambassador to the United Nations,” Trump wrote on Twitter.   He followed up in a second tweet, saying, “Kelly has done an outst anding job representing our Nation and I have no doubt that,Read More →

  back to whoever sent you here,” she says, citing that the deal doesn’t have a single Republican in favor of the proposal and “the k ey to good legislation is to tailor something that you write so that it can pass, and you can get a step ahead.”   When a girl urges her to vote yes anyway, Feinstein replies, “I may do that … but it’s not a good resolution.”   In a statement Friday night about the confrontation, Feinstein said she “always welcomes the oppo rtunity to hear from Californians who feel passionately about this issue and it remains a top priority of mine.”   ”Unfortunately,Read More →

  people who will be living with these consequences” of climate change.   ”I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I know what I’m doing,” Feinstein says. “You come in here and you say, ‘It has to be my way or the highway.’ I don’t respond to that.”   ”I’ve gotten elected. I just ran,” she continues. “I was elected by almost a million-vote plurality, and I know what I’m doing. So, you know, maybe people should listen a little bit.”   In the video, Feinstein also asks a girl how old she is as the girl says politicians should listen to the people they represent. The girl repliesRead More →

  More than 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans each year, killing marine life and da maging ecosystems. But the same seas might also hold the key to reducing plastic pollution.   Proteins found in squid can be used to create sustainable alternative s to plastics, according to a report published in Frontiers in Chemistry on Thursday.   Squid grasp their prey using suction cups on their tentacles and arm s. The cups are equipped with sharp “ring teeth” that hold the food in place. The teeth are made from proteins that are similar to silk, and these have become the subject of scientificRead More →

  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urged members of Congress on Wednesday to bac k a resolution halting the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to fund a border wall.   Pelosi’s call to action comes as the White House plows ahead on transferring federal funds not contingent on Trump’s declara tion toward building a wall along the southern border, despite already facing several lawsuits.   ”I write to invite all Members of Congress to cosponsor Congressman Joaquin Castro’s priv ileged resolution … to terminate this emergency declaration using the termination mechanism within the National Emergencies Act,” the California Democrat wrote in a letter to herRead More →

  which will be introduced Friday, Pelosi wrote. The House will “move swiftly” under the Nat ional Emergencies Act to pass it before sending it to the Senate, she added.   Trump declared a national emergency last Friday after he signed a spending bill that would keep the gover nment open and provide $1.375 billion for a border wall, billions less than he had sought.   Castro had promised to curtail such a declaration prior to Trump’s announcement as a possible second partial government shutdown loomed.   ”Historically, Presidents have declared national emergencies for urgent matters of national security. President Trump would u nconstitutionally usurp congressional authority by declaringRead More →

  Honda has just dealt the United Kingdom’s auto industry a huge blow.   The Japanese carmaker said Tuesday that it will shut down a major manufa cturing plant in the English town of Swindon that employs 3,500 people. T housands more jobs will be put at risk at suppliers and other businesses.   Honda (HMC) has made more than 3 million cars in Swindon since its plant there opened three decades ago. The plant, which will close in 2021, currently produces up to 150,000 Civics a year for over 70 countries.   Swindon is the Japanese company’s only car plant in the European Union. The restructuring will alsoRead More →

the Communist Party of China and the State Council, China’s cabinet, Chinese authorities will consolidate the produc tion capacity of such products as edible-oil crops and cotton through improving quality and efficiency. The nation will also improve the subsidy policy for soybean and corn producers this year, while also scaling up imports of agricultural products in shortage and diversifying import channels, the g uideline read. China will also cultivate a group of multinational agricultural enterprises. Jiao Shanwei, editor-in-chief of grain portal cngrain.com in Central China’s Henan Province, told the Global Times that the guide line, which is issued at the beginning of each year andRead More →

ed from the US are lifted as a result of upcoming bilateral trade talks and China’s decision to resume soybean imports, “the percentage of US soybeans in China’s total imports could further dwindle in 2019″ as the nation looks for w ays to avoid further escalation in the weakening economic relationship, Jiao said. In 2018, China purchased 16.6 million tons of soybeans from the US, about half of 2017’s level of 32.9 million tons and the lowest since 2008 , Reuters reported. Meanwhile, the country is buying more soybeans from Brazil, Argentina and Russia. In January, relevant departments issued a soybean “rejuvenation” plan, aiming toRead More →

Baquba, told the Xinhua News Agency that “mallows spread tremendously this winter. It reminds me of Iraq from a long time ago.” “Some valleys, close to my hometown of Mandli, 90 kilometers east of Baqub a, are now being called mallow valleys due to the spread of the weed,” he said. Arkan al-Nadawi, a local villager, said that “mallows spread this y ear in wheat and barley fields, and in most of the fields of northern and eastern regions.” “Mallows taste great and most of the people in villages and countryside love it, and it is the dish of the poor,” he added. Monshed al-Zaidy,Read More →