Flavia, The World’s “Saddest” Elephant, Dies At 47

Known as the world’s “saddest” elephant, Flavia has died in captivity at the age of 47 years old. The female elephant was separated from her herd at the age of three and has spent the last 43 years living in solitary confinement at the Cordoba Zoo in southern Spain. According to Spanish newspaper The Local, Flavia suffered from a “deep depression” that had influenced her deteriorating health and weight loss over the last six months. She was reportedly euthanized after collapsing in her enclosure earlier this month. “On March 1, 2019, Córdoba woke up with the sad news of the death of our beloved elephant Flavia,” zoo staff said in a YouTube tribute to the Asian elephant. “With this audiovisual, we want …

‘House of fools’: what the papers said about May’s Brexit defeat

The word humiliation features strongly on todays front pages as PMs woes show no signs of easing Theresa May looks downcast on the front pages of most of the papers today, which all focus on the The Guardian (@guardian) The Guardian front page, Wednesday 13 March 2019: Another huge defeat for May. And just 16 days until Brexit March 12, 2019 The Daily Mirror focuses on the uncertainty ahead for the country, which it says has been plunged into: Brexit delay mayhem. May surrenders after another massive defeat leaving nation facing months of chaos, the paper reports. #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/qcjZYOigx6 #bbcpapers @AllieHBNews) March 12, 2019 The Daily Mail knows exactly who it blames for the situation, calling parliament: The house of …

Its Raining During Greenlands Winter Instead Of Snowing, Melting The Ice Sheet

As global temperatures rise, rainy weather is becoming increasingly more common over the Greenland ice sheet when it should be snowing, eating away at the ice, triggering sudden melting events, and priming the surface for future melting. Normally, a falling snowflake stays frozen when it lands on the 1,710,000-square-kilometer (660,000-square-mile) sheet, but when rain falls, the warmer liquid water melts snow and the ice below it. Some parts of the ice sheet are getting rained on even in the winter time – and it’s likely to get worse as climate change continues to warm the planet. It’s no secret that Greenland has been losing its ice. Since 1990, the average temperature has increased by as much as 1.8°C (3.2°F) in …

Trump admin seeks to zero out Syria stabilization fund

Washington (CNN)With the Syrian Civil War entering its ninth year this month, the Trump administration is proposing to zero out all new US funding for stabilization efforts in the country. Boyle points out the plan, which is contained in the administration’s State Department budget proposal, would hurt efforts to secure the release of American citizens being detained in Syria. As of last summer, the US had spent a total of $90 million in northeast Syria on counter-ISIS stabilization efforts, according to the former anti-ISIS envoy, Brett McGurk. That money had been spent on projects including efforts to get clean water running, supporting schools so that students can return, clearing extensive rubble and demining areas so they are livable for returning …

The Latest: US aviation team arrives at Ethiopia crash site

A team of U.S. aviation experts has arrived at the site where an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner crashed, killing 157 people on a flight to Kenya. A Federal Aviation Administration statement said the American agency’s people were at the crash site outside Ethiopia’s capital on Monday with representatives of the National Transportation Safety Board. They are joining an Ethiopian-led investigation that includes authorities from neighboring Kenya and elsewhere. The new Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner went down six minutes after takeoff from the airport in Addis Ababa in clear weather on Sunday. The FAA says it plans to soon issue an update to operators of that Boeing model. Boeing will be part of the investigation. ___ 11:20 p.m. A witness to …

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is not a state of all its citizens

PM has been accused of demonising Israeli Arabs in lead-up to April election Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel is not a state of all its citizens, in a reference to the countrys Arab population. In comments on Instagram, the prime minister went on to say all citizens, including Arabs, had equal rights, but he referred to a deeply controversial law passed last year declaring Israel the nation state of the Jewish people. Israel is not a state of all its citizens, he wrote in response to criticism from an Israeli actor, Rotem Sela. According to the basic nationality law we passed, Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people and only it. As you wrote, there is no problem …

Is Zac Efron Dating Olympic Swimmer Sarah Bro? Fans Seem To Think So – Here’s Everything We Know So Far! – Perez Hilton

Is Zac Efron off the market? Fans seem to think so after the actor was spotted out and about with Olympic swimmer Sarah Bro a few times recently. We know there are rarely coincidences in Hollywood, so seeing these two out in the same places was sure to get the rumor mill churning! For those who may not know who the 23-year-old is, Sarah swam An eyewitness at the fight told E! News that the pair actually arrived together, and “looked like they were having a great time.” Efron and Bro apparently were “smiling and laughing in their seats” before the show. Zac was attending during the UFC 235 event at T-Mobile Arena on 2 March, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Why …

McConnell tells GOP senators he has the votes for ‘nuclear option’ to speed nominations process

(CNN)Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the Senate Republican Conference on Tuesday that he now has the votes to invoke the so-called nuclear option to significantly cut back the debate time on nominations, according to a person with direct knowledge of the remarks. The rule change would lower the debate time allowed once a filibuster has been defeated from 30 hours to two hours. The change would apply to almost all judicial and executive branch nominees but not those for high-level positions such as Cabinet officials, federal appellate court judges and the members of the Supreme Court. Democrats employed similar debate limits when they were last in the majority, ending in 2015, as they pushed through Obama administration nominations. But that …

Boeing stock falls sharply as crisis mounts over 737 MAX crashes

New York (CNN Business)The tragic Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday is raising doubts on Wall Street about Boeing. Boeing declined as much as 13.5% on Monday before recovering somewhat. If Boeing closes down more than 10.4%, it would be its worst day since September 17, 2001, the first day of trading following the 9/11 terror attacks. The stock’s decline on Monday played an outsized role dragging down the 30-stock Dow Jones Industrial Average. Boeing is the index’s most expensive stock — and the index is price-weighted. The Ethiopian Airlines crash comes after a 737 MAX flown by Lion Air crashed off the coast of Indonesia in late October. All 189 passengers onboard the Lion Air flight died. Boeing said in …

This post about the craziest ‘incidents’ at high schools is scandalous and amazing.

image via Pixabay Every person who’s been to high school remembers that one “incident” that embarrassed the faculty and had every kid whispering about it in the hallways. Twitter user Katie Notopoulos asked “What was ‘the incident’ in your high school?” and the replies were pretty damn scandalous. A girl in my class received menacing letters from a stalker but then it turned out she was sending them to herself. She left the school. Her parents didn’t let her cut her hair so I feel like ultimately it was their fault? — Kate Spencer (@katespencer) December 26, 2017 the football players’ dads ordered strippers to the players’ party. the football players turned the strippers down. it made the news? SNL …

Can art help find these missing people?

She is one of 17 missing people whose portraits will feature in a new exhibition which opens next week. The show, entitled Unmissable, has been organised by the charity Missing People, which supports family and friends looking for their loved ones. Someone is reported missing in the UK every 90 seconds, according to the charity. ‘We would tell the boys ‘mum’s poorly” Two men were arrested on suspicion of murder after Georgina went missing but were later released with no further action. Since she was reported missing, investigators say they have responded to nearly 60 sightings of her. Image copyright Charming Baker Image caption Mohamed said Fatima was devoted to her family and always had a smile “After work I …

The Arctic Is Changing. Heres How It Will Affect You

As the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on the planet, its impacts are felt far beyond its frigid confines – just because you don’t live in an Arctic nation doesn’t mean you won’t feel the impacts of its wide-spreading change, according to a commentary written in Advancing Earth and Space Science. Arctic elements – disappearing land ice, sea ice, and permafrost – are interconnected; as one accelerates, others are equally impacted and can potentially affect infrastructure, economics, and cultures of people who live in and outside of the Arctic. “To many, the Arctic seems like a distant universe—one that could never impact their lives,” said research scientist Twila Moon in a statement. “But the reality is, changes in the …

This British weatherman interrupted a live debate on crime with a point we all need to hear.

Alex Beresford just couldn’t stay silent while listening to a Good Morning Britain debate about knife crime in the UK. With an increase in knife attacks over the past few years, debates over how to handle knife crime in the United Kingdom are common. Similar to gang-related gun violence in the U.S., the majority of victims and perpetrators of such crimes are black youths living in urban areas. And also like gun violence debates in the U.S., such discussions are too often held without representation from the communities being debated. That fact compelled weatherman Alex Beresford to interject from off camera during a live Good Morning Britain debate on knife crime. Police Federation chair, John Apter, was in the middle …

Bezos, Buffett and Dimon name their health care effort

(CNN)It took more than a year, but the venture created by three industry titans to lower health care costs finally has a name. The venture’s name reflects its goal to help individuals and families get the care they need and to work with doctors and others to improve the overall system, according to its website. Its focus is the 1.2 million employees and dependents of Amazon (AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM), though it says it will share its knowledge with others. “The good news is the best results are not the most complicated or expensive,” said Gawande, who has been meeting with the companies’ workers to learn more about their health care experiences. “The right care in …

Apology for “pain” of McGuinness award

“As part of San Francisco’s annual St Patrick’s Day festivities, the Mayor of San Francisco has traditionally provided Certificates of Honor to the Honorary Grand Marshalls selected by the United Irish Societies of San Francisco,” she said. “San Francisco values means respect for the democratic process and non-violent political actions. “The language on the Certificate of Honor should have taken more care to apply these values when reflecting the history of Mr McGuinness’s life towards peacemaker and his role in the peace process that resulted in the Good Friday Agreement.” Ms Breed said she apologised for “the pain this certificate has caused”. Claudy bomb victims Mary Hamilton who was injured in the IRA bombing of Claudy in 1972 described the …

Rich Girl Confesses She Resents Her Boyfriend Because He Cant Spoil Her, Gets Shut Down With Responses

Confessions from UC Berkeley.” Unfortunately for her, instead of support people sympathized with her boyfriend, not her. In fact, they felt so sorry for him, they wanted to her to break up with him. Image credits: Sadly, money is one of the major reasons people break up. According to a study by Moreover, a told NBC News BETTER that it includes open-mindedness, intellectual humility, flexibility, and empathy, saying that “it’s a collection of strategies that help you deal with uncertain situations in contrast to situations that are well-defined.” Almost finished… To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific