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    Washington (CNN)In the last few weeks, more details about how former President Donald Trump tried to overturn the 2020 election have come to light, specifically about an effort by his campaign to subvert the Electoral College process and install fake GOP electors in seven swing states. The situation is far from self-explanatory. It involves arcane laws governing the presidential transition process and a behind-the-scenes effort by Trump's allies to exploit weaknesses in the system so he could remain in office. This all played out more than a year ago, but it's still extremely relevant, because both state and federal prosecutors are looking into the matter. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know about the "fake electors" plot:What are we talking about?This was an attempt by Trump campaign officials, led by Trump's then-attorney Rudy Giuliani, to subvert the Electoral College process. In plain English, this was an attempted coup of sorts. Read MoreVoters go to the polls in November, but that's only the first step of a convoluted process to formally pick the next president and initiate the transfer...
    Rather than promise a quick turnover, new general manager Joe Schoen promised to build the New York Giants the right way while keeping in mind he wants to see improvement every season. The fresh-faced 42-year-old Schoen was introduced as the Giants general manager on Wednesday, taking over a team that has had five straight double-digit losing seasons and made the playoffs once since the 2011 season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "It is not going to happen overnight," said Schoen, who is taking over a team lacking in talent and with little cap space available for free agency. He faces some difficult personnel decisions in the next month for a team that went 4-13 this past season. "We want to see progress that we’re heading in the right direction," said Schoen, who was hired Friday. "I think that’s the most important thing as you’re building the culture is to bring in the right type of guys. You start winning some games and you’re ascending in the right direction." If that sounds like something recently fired coach Joe...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rather than promise a quick turnover, new general manager Joe Schoen promised to build the New York Giants the right way while keeping in mind he wants to see improvement every season. The fresh-faced 42-year-old Schoen was introduced as the Giants general manager on Wednesday, taking over a team that has had five straight double-digit losing seasons and made the playoffs once since the 2011 season. “It is not going to happen overnight,” said Schoen, who is taking over a team lacking in talent and with little cap space available for free agency. He faces some difficult personnel decisions in the next month for a team that went 4-13 this past season. “We want to see progress that we’re heading in the right direction,” said Schoen, who was hired Friday. “I think that’s the most important thing as you’re building the culture is to bring in the right type of guys. You start winning some games and you’re ascending in the right direction.” If that sounds like something recently fired coach Joe Judge might say,...
    As part of an Economic Development Partnership designation process, members of the Economic Development Partnership Team from the Georgia Department of Education visited Bulloch County Schools today: An Economic Development Partnership Team from the Georgia Department of Education visited Bulloch County Schools on Friday, January 21. “It was a fantastic experience,” said Patrick Ledford, an economic development liaison with the Department of Education’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education division. “ We all enjoyed learning more about Bulloch County and experiencing the  strong stakeholder relationships in the district.” The eight-hour site visit was a key part of a year-long process for Bulloch County Schools to seek a district-wide designation from the state’s Economic Development Partnership program. The designation is endorsed by the Georgia Economic Developers Association. The team from came to learn more about the school district’s Career Technical and Agricultural Education program and its collaboration with local post-secondary institutions, businesses, industries, economic developers, and workforce development partners. The school district was admitted into the Economic Development Partnership program in...
    As part of an Economic Development Partnership designation process, members of the Economic Development Partnership Team from the Georgia Department of Education visited Bulloch County Schools today: An Economic Development Partnership Team from the Georgia Department of Education visited Bulloch County Schools on Friday, January 21. “It was a fantastic experience,” said Patrick Ledford, an economic development liaison with the Department of Education’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education division. “ We all enjoyed learning more about Bulloch County and experiencing the  strong stakeholder relationships in the district.” The eight-hour site visit was a key part of a year-long process for Bulloch County Schools to seek a district-wide designation from the state’s Economic Development Partnership program. The designation is endorsed by the Georgia Economic Developers Association. The team from came to learn more about the school district’s Career Technical and Agricultural Education program and its collaboration with local post-secondary institutions, businesses, industries, economic developers, and workforce development partners. The school district was admitted into the Economic Development Partnership program in...
    Lithium-ion batteries, found in cellphones, electric vehicles and laptops, present a future toxic waste disaster, as they run out, but a startup claims to have the solution. Ascend Elements, based in Westborough, Massachusetts, created a process that shreds used batteries and turns them into cathode shells, ready to be turned into future working batteries, and placed inside electric vehicles. The process creates a powder called 'black mass', that is then filtered to remove impurities, and all individual metal elements extracted, reducing the need for more mining. These upcycled batteries can be custom built to suit a specific manufacturer, last longer than traditional EV batteries, and can be charged more often, the firm said. It already has a deal to provide the cathode tubes to Honda for use in its electric vehicles, and is planning to open a large battery recycling plant in Georgia. Lithium-ion batteries, found in cellphones, electric vehicles and laptops, present a future toxic waste disaster, as they run out, but a startup claims to have the solution There are an estimated 10 million electric vehicles on the...
    (CNN)The decision by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire will ignite a much-watched confirmation process in which President Joe Biden will attempt to place another liberal on the high court. Here's how the process to replace him could play out.What happens next?Biden will nominate a successor. If the process works like it has in the recent past, there will be lists of qualified candidates published by news outlets like CNN. Biden will likely interview a short list of candidates. The White House will try to keep the pick secret until it makes an official announcement. There will be drama. And then a nomination. After the nomination is made, there will be hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin. Activist groups and senators will pore over the nominee's record. Usually the candidate is a judge, but there's no requirement in the Constitution that the person be a judge or even a lawyer. That's just the recent custom.How long does it take to confirm a Supreme Court justice?Read MoreThe confirmation process timeline varies. For...
    If you’re a halfway decent journalist, chances are you’ve been criticized by some of the people you report on. Or yelled at. Or denigrated. Or cursed out. It comes with the territory, along with threats to sue if you publish a controversial story. But usually it happens away from the cameras. U.S. President Joe Biden holds a formal news conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) With President Biden, it’s increasingly happening with White House correspondents, sometimes on hot mics that by this point, the guy who was caught praising Barack Obama’s health law as a big blanking deal must know are an occupational hazard. I’ve covered Biden on and off since the 1980s, and he used to like sparring with reporters. That suggests to me he is really feeling the pressures of the presidency during this very rough stretch, and for all his time on the national stage he’s not used to having every word analyzed and criticized. RON KLAIN TAKING MEDIA FLAK, DESPITE BIDEN'S...
    8 TO BE an Arsenal fan this season has felt like being Robert De Niro’s character Leonard Lowe in the movie Awakenings. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s about a group of catatonic patients brought back to functioning life again by a brilliant doctor named Malcolm Sayer (played by Robin Williams) only for his miracle drug of hope to then wear off and send them back to catatonia. 8Piers Morgan says Mikel Arteta's 'trust the process' drugs have worn off 8Arsenal boss Arteta is under increasing pressure after a nightmare run of formCredit: Getty Last August, after three disastrous straight opening Premier League losses, culminating in a humiliating 5-0 thrashing by Manchester City, I found myself in similar state of Zombie-like helplessness - sitting silently in a chair, open-mouthed and staring blankly at the ceiling. It had been 17 years since the all-conquering Invincibles made football history, and now, after so much endless failure and false-dawn hope had reduced us to a team that couldn’t even qualify for Europe let alone compete for the league, came this new...
                
                 Live from Virginia Monday morning on The John Fredericks Show –  weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream –  host Fredericks welcomed Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin to the show to weigh in on the progress of overturning mask mandates for school children and encouraging parents to trust the legal process. Fredericks: Joining us now, Governor of Virginia. Hey it’s great to even say this. You don’t have to say governor-elect or candidate you can say Governor Glenn Youngkin, Republican of Virginia, joining us now. Governor, I really appreciate you being with us, sir, especially since I know you got a lot going on today. Thank you for your time with our listeners, sir. Youngkin: Good morning, John great to be with you. It’s a busy day today, but I am very happy to start it with you. Fredericks: I just want to start off by saying...
    As the Chicago Bears continue their methodical process vetting candidates simultaneously for their general manager and head coach openings, action should pick up soon. ESPN reported Saturday morning that Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles, a GM candidate, will get a second interview. It already was reported Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus will receive a second interview for head coach, something he already completed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The first of four GM openings leaguewide was filled Friday when the New York Giants hired Buffalo Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen, who also interviewed with the Bears. Eight teams — one-fourth of the league — remain in the hunt for a head coach. Once the first domino falls in the coaching search, other teams could begin acting quickly. The Bears are proceeding at their own pace with hired gun Bill Polian leading the search, and they’ve been linked to nearly 30 combined GM and coaching candidates, something that has raised eyebrows around the league. “There aren’t eight head coaches in the group...
    The Chicago Bears have been busy since firing Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy on Jan. 10. The team is in the process of interviewing 15 general manager and 11 coaching candidates, and the lists could grow. As the interview process continues, our team weighs in on four timely topics. 1. If I were the Bears, I would hire __________. Brad Biggs: The best combination of a general manager and coach they can get. In doing so, they have to find two candidates who can work well together and have creative disagreement. The last thing the Bears want is to have a GM and coach who fall back on the word “collaboration” every time they’re seated together answering questions about the roster, moves that have been made and a philosophy for the team that expands beyond X’s and O’s. This means theylikely need to hire the GM first, which George McCaskey said was the most likely step in the process. That way, the new GM can have a hand in the process of selecting the coach even though...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- It sounds like something from a book or a movie, slowing down or even reversing the aging process.Doing so could impact the development of conditions such as heart disease and cancer.A new human longevity lab at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine may one day make all that a reality.EMBED More News Videos Can science prevent cancer, heart and liver disease or even aging? Northwestern University's school of medicine is working on it. Dr. Frank Palella, the Potocsnak family professor of medicine and the associate director of the Potocsnak Family Longevity Institute at Northwestern University, joined ABC7 to discuss the schools work."What we're going to be focusing on how people act physically and biologically, as opposed to chronologically meaning the number, the number of years they've spent on the earth. It will be sort of a multi-focused look at different aspects of health that really determine how long people can function at their peak capacity," Palella said.Those aspects include cardiovascular health, psychiatric or cognitive thinking, to kidney disease, bone disease, liver disease, functional status and "very importantly,"...
    Georgia Forestry Commission The Georgia Forestry Commission has launched a new website that streamlines the timber harvest notification process for harvesters and counties across the state. Timber harvesters can now file notifications on the site, and the notices will go directly to the counties and/or cities that require such notifications. The timber harvest notification website is found at https://gatrees.org/forest-management-conservation/timber-harvest-notifications/. “This is a win-win across the board,” said Georgia Forestry Commission Director Tim Lowrimore. “All the major stakeholders were at the design table and what’s being rolled out is vital for the security of Georgia’s $36.3 billion forest industry.” Changes to Official Code of Georgia 12-6-24 came out of a Georgia House of Representatives bill passed in 2020. A special timber harvest ordinance working group lead by the Georgia Forestry Association developed bill specifics, including increased fines for harvesters who fail to notify the county in which they are operating, increased bond amounts for harvesters who have previously been found to cause damage to county roads, and a narrowed scope of...
    Creating a new playbook. Specializing with intentionality. Identifying and lifting up the game-changers. Trusting the process. That’s not just how winning teams are assembled in the NFL. That’s also how inclusive front offices are also built. Sounds simple. It’s not. In fact, it’s been a long road to where we are today, with 43% of general manager openings filled by minority candidates in 2021. That’s significant and historic progress. But there is more work to be done — another hiring cycle is upon us. If we remain diligent, we can get to a place where a tool such as the Rooney Rule, which mandates that clubs interview at least two external minority candidates, will be unnecessary. Why haven’t we seen more GMs of color since the league’s first Black GM, the great Ozzie Newsome? Anecdotally, we found that clubs, when looking for a new general manager, were often focused on skills typically found in a head coach. Whereas the GM position is much different with needed strengths in accounting, personnel management and other highly specialized areas....
    DENVER (CBS4) – Freezing rain or freezing drizzle isn’t something we experience often in Colorado, especially during one of the coldest months of the year. And the way it forms is much different compared to places in the eastern and southern part of the United States. To understand why it is so rare in Colorado we need a quick weather lesson about how we get ice inside of a cloud, also known as the Bergeron process. It requires cloud temperatures to be around -10°C (14°F) or colder. When temperatures inside of a cloud are between -10°C (14°F) and -20°C (-4°F) we get efficient production of ice. The sweet spot for Bergeron is to have cloud temperatures between -12°C (10°F) to -16°C (3°F). The reason for the magic number of -10°C (14°F) when it comes to the Bergeron process is because that’s when we start to find ice nuclei in the atmosphere, which is something needed for water droplets in the cloud to bond with and eventually turn into ice. If cloud temperatures are warmer than -10°C (14°F) you...
    Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Steve Bannon wrote on Gettr Sunday that former President Donald Trump’s rally in Arizona Saturday marks the beginning of the “decertification process” for the 2020 presidential election. Bannon, whose War Room podcast has played host to dozens of Republican candidates running for local office, has continued to push Trump’s debunked allegations that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. “The Decertification Process now starts; Campaign 2022 now starts. 100 Seats, 100 Years,” Bannon, a former Trump campaign manager and White House advisor, wrote to his 789,000 followers on Gettr – a new right-leaning social media platform founded by former Donald Trump aide Jason Miller. Bannon’s post included a link to a recent Insider article chronicling his many claims regarding how he sees the 2020 election unraveling. “It’s the kickoff of 2022. A huge speech in front of a massive crowd by Donald J. Trump and, of course, they’re all melting down about who’s on stage with him. They’re all people that are going to get to the decertification of the 2020 Biden electors,” Bannon’s quoted in the article...
    Contributing to the advancement of knowledge is something that all scientists want. But for that, their findings need to be verified by other scientists. This verification is done through a co-review process, one of the pillars of the scientific process mentioned by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in the film “Don’t Look Up”. If you’ve seen Adam McCoy’s “Don’t Look Up” movie, you may have noticed that Professor Randall Mindy and his doctoral students, Kate DiBiaski, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, have questioned the peer review of the scientific process. The mission, implemented by BASH, is the largest company that has vowed to stop the “planet-destroying” comet from destroying life on Earth. But what exactly is the peer review process, and to what extent is it an important tool for choosing the best work to save the world? Peer review is the process by which scientists evaluate the work of other scientists who are one of the key pillars of science. This evaluation can occur at various stages of the scientific process, but it often occurs when scientists who have...
    Republican candidates, current lawmakers, and those seeking re-election have all adopted one disturbing common theme to get themselves across the campaign threshold: support former President Donald Trump and echo all of his claims of voter fraud in exchange for his endorsement which comes with overwhelming exposure and support from his relatively large base. With the 2022 midterm elections fast approaching, NBC News' Jonathan Allen and Marc Caputo are now shedding light on Trump's "endorsement operation" and how it continues to give him the ability to exert power over the entire political party. Republican candidates and lawmakers have certain requirements that must be followed in order for them to acquire the former president's endorsement but the work doesn't stop there. "The most common theme of Trump's endorsements, particularly at the state level, is that he is backing candidates who have voiced support for his lie that the 2020 election was rigged against him," Allen and Caputo wrote. "Fifty-nine of the 91 have questioned the 2020 election results, according to an NBC News review, including those who voted against...
    In this article FIncoming Ford CEO Jim Farley (left) and Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. pose with a 2021 F-150 during an event Sept. 17, 2020 at the company's Michigan plant that produces the pickup.Michael Wayland | CNBCDETROIT – Ford Motor Chair Bill Ford has been slowly amassing more shares, and control, of the automaker his great grandfather founded in 1903. Unlike Elon Musk and other CEOs who've recently cashed out some of their company stock as prices soared, Ford has been doubling down on his namesake company over the last decade. The 64-year-old is the company's biggest individual shareholder with 2.3 million shares of the Ford's common stock. More importantly, he's also the biggest holder of the automaker's Class B shares that carry super-voting powers that have allowed the Ford family to retain control of the company. While the Class B shares account for 2% of Ford's outstanding stock, they control 40% of the voting power. Bill Ford directly owns 16.1 million, or 23%, of the Class B shares, which are only available to family members. That's quadruple...
    NASA has begun a four month-long process of bringing the James Webb Space Telescope into focus so it can start taking pictures of the universe by May. The painstaking task is due for completion in time for the $10 billion observatory to begin peering into the cosmos by early summer.  James Webb Space Telescope, which blasted off from Guiana Space Centre on Christmas Day, fully deployed its 21-foot, gold-coated primary mirror, NASA said last week, following deployment of its sunshield and smaller, secondary mirror.  Deployment of the primary mirror marked the final stage of all major spacecraft deployments to prepare for science operations, but now NASA engineers needs to fine-tune its individual optics into one huge, precise telescope.  Once this is done, James Webb is expected to capture its first science images in May, which would then be processed over about another month before they can be released to the public in June. Scroll down for video  This artist’s conception of the James Webb Space Telescope in space shows all its major elements fully deployed. The telescope was folded to fit into...
                 Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the executive director for the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, Deborah Fisher to the newsmaker line to discuss the Nashville Post lawsuit filed by journalist Stephen Miller and explains the deliberative process privilege action that was used as an excuse not to provide requested records. Leahy: We are joined now on our newsmaker line by our very good friend, Deborah Fischer, who’s the head of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government. It’s a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that advocates for transparency in government. Good morning, Deborah! Fisher: Good morning. Glad to be here. Leahy: And your website is tcog.ifo. Well! This is very interesting because you have written about a very interesting story that we are tracking. A Nashville Post journalist had filed a public records lawsuit over the state’s McKinsey’s reports. The state refused to make these available to Stephen Elliot because they said there...
    Baghdad: «Gulf» – Agencies Yesterday, Monday, the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Mohammed al-Halboosi decided to open the door of candidacy for those who want to run for the presidency of the Republic of Iraq, while the Democratic Party of Kurdistan announced the post. The President’s decision was resolved, citing an agreement to nominate two candidates for the post of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. He expressed hope that the new Iraqi government would be formed soon after the fifth session of the Iraqi parliament. Compete for the presidency In a statement, Al-Halbousi said, “The House of Representatives is announcing the opening ceremony on the basis of Articles (2 and 3) of Law No. (8) of 2012 (Nomination Rules for the Presidency). In the nomination for the presidency, those who wish to nominate must meet the conditions listed below, submit their written requests, along with official documents proving that they meet these conditions, and their CVs to the House of Representatives, and the House of Representatives (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) legislation. Submit to the department, in lieu of the delivery receipt...
    A DAD has saved thousands of pounds after quitting his job and working full-time renovating his own home – despite only having very limited DIY experience. Jesse Leach, 35, from Plymouth, Devon, had only put up shelves before taking on the task, but has now spent the last two months knocking down walls, ripping out flooring and fitting cabinets to transform the entire downstairs of his family home. 6Jesse Leach has no DIY experience whatsoever but decided to quit his job to transform the family homeCredit: Jam Press 6The family were desperate to modernise their four-bed Victorian home but weren't prepared to spend the £10,000 quoted by buildersCredit: Jam Press 6So Jesse went about doing the hard work himself and the results are amazingCredit: Jam Press He and wife Amber, 39, moved into their four-bedroom Victorian house in October 2020 and were planning to pay professionals to modernise the inside. But with finances stretched as a result of the recent house move, the couple were unable to pay the £10,000 quoted by builders to fit a new kitchen. They continued...
    Vice President Kamala Harris threw shade at the prospect of reforming presidential election procedures in Congress that could avert another last-ditch bid to overturn the results. During an interview airing on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot, PBS anchor Judy Woodruff told Harris that Democrats don't appear to have enough support to pass voting rights legislation and asked why a Republican counteroffer to revise the Electoral Count Act, effectively changing the way the Electoral College vote count takes place, would not a be an acceptable compromise. "It's not a solution to the problem at hand," she said on PBS NewsHour. "We need federal laws that guarantee the freedom and right of every American to have access to the ballot, to be able to vote." REFORM THE ELECTORAL COUNT ACT The ECA, which was passed in 1887, lays out the process for counting and certifying votes after a presidential election. It has drawn renewed scrutiny in the past year after former President Donald Trump and his allies sought to test the limits of the Electoral...
    NFL teams could lose picks if they ask inappropriate questions during the draft process. According to ESPN, NFL teams will be fined a minimum of $150,000 and lose a pick between the first and fourth rounds if they are “disrespectful, inappropriate, or unprofessional” during the interview process. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Furthermore, the Wonderlic test, which is a standardized test for players entering the league, is being eliminated. NFL teams could lose draft pick, face fines for unprofessional conduct during draft prospect interviews:https://t.co/sbGU6roXPH — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2022 For those of you who don’t know, seemingly every year there’s at least one team that asks an outrageous question to a prospect. The most famous example of a bonkers question was when Dez Bryant was asked if his mom was a prostitute. While that’s the most egregious example, there are much more minor ones on a regular basis. The NFL issued a warning to teams that they could lose a draft pick (between rounds 1-4) and face significant fines (minimum...
    This past Christmas Eve, after putting my kids to bed, I was able to sneak away to attend midnight mass at St. Mary’s Basilica in Minneapolis. While it has been years since I have been an observant Catholic, the ritual of Catholic mass is still comforting and provides an opportunity to reflect on how being raised in the Catholic faith has shaped who I am and my work as an immigration attorney and professor. For fellow Catholics, the Christmas season includes a number of faith-based traditions and biblical stories of the Holy Family. While most know the story of the nativity and the Epiphany visit of the Three Wise Men, one lesser known story is the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt. According to the Gospel of Matthew, shortly after the visit from the Three Magi, Joseph is warned by an angel in a dream to flee with Mary and the Baby Jesus to Egypt to escape King Herod’s order to kill all male babies in Bethlehem, known as the Massacre of the Innocents. Reflecting as an adult and immigration attorney...
    Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S21 FE smartphone at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that boasts similar technology of the Galaxy S21 smartphone family, but for $100 less - the new handset starts at $699. S21 FE, dubbed 'Fan Edition,' features a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen, the same processor as the flagship devices, a triple-lens camera and 5G capability. The Galaxy S21 FE also comes in a range of colors including olive, graphite, lavender and white and includes Samsung’s ‘fastest chip.' And handset’s battery can get a 50 percent charge after being plugged in for just 30 minutes. Samsung opened pre-orders for the Galaxy S21 FE on Monday and is set to start shipping the smartphones on January 11. Scroll down for video  Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S21 FE smartphone at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that boasts similar technology of the Galaxy S21 smartphone family, but for $100 less - the new handset starts at $699 TM Roh, president and head of Samsung Electronics, said in a statement: ‘We saw an incredible response to Galaxy S20 FE...
    Humans taking the 40 million mile trip to Mars may age faster than people remaining on Earth, according to scientists, who are hunting for a way to stop it happening. Experts from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, will study the first all civilian crew to visit the International Space Station next month, before and after their trip. They are looking for early signs of senescence, a process where a cell ages and stops dividing, but doesn't die, so builds up in tissue throughout the body. While the crew's 10-day jaunt to the International Space Station won't pose a serious threat of senescence, it is hoped that spotting early signs could help in longer haul trips.  The Axiom Mission 1 will send former NASA astronaut and Axiom vice president Michael López-Alegría to space as commander, alongside three others Experts from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, will study the first all civilian crew to visit the International Space Station next month, before and after their trip (Stock image) WHAT IS CELL SENESCENCE? Cellular senescence is a phenomenon linked to the end of...
    Getty Eagles safety Rodney McLeod gets mobbed by fans after securing the game-sealing interception in Week 17 versus Washington. Nick Sirianni is one of only three head coaches in Philadelphia Eagles’ history to make the postseason in his first year at the helm. The others? (Don’t get too excited). Ray Rhodes and Chip Kelly. And Sirianni is only the second rookie head coach in NFL history to clinch a playoff spot following a 2-5 start. The other? Frank Reich, his old boss in Indianapolis. Yes, those calls for Coach of the Year are going to continue to roll in but accolades and awards can wait. After the Packers helped the Eagles get into the postseason dance on Sunday night, the players were celebrating their improbable clinch. You never know what can happen once you get on the dance floor. “It means a lot but, more importantly, it shows you that everybody in this locker room believed,” safety Rodney McLeod told reporters after the Eagles’ 20-16 win. “When everybody else wrote us off when we were 2-5, we continued...
    Washington (CNN)The year ahead brings a daunting set of hurdles for the country with everything from the coronavirus pandemic to pervasive misinformation challenging our institutions.The stakes are particularly high for President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress, who are looking to deliver some big wins for Americans ahead of this year's midterm elections. Here are the three issues we're watching closely as the new year gets underway:Covid-19The US is entering 2022 with a familiar pandemic anxiety.Read MoreAcross the country, the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has impacted businesses, transportation and emergency services. "Omicron is truly everywhere," said Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency medicine professor at Brown University's School of Public Health."What I am so worried about over the next month or so is that our economy is going to shut down -- not because of policies from the federal government or from the state governments, but rather because so many of us are ill."But the circumstances are rapidly evolving. The US may be past the peak of Omicron cases around the end of January, some experts say; 2022 may...
    Published: 03/01/2022 – 04:12 Tensions at the start of the year between Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Robel and President Fermatozoa in Somalia at the beginning of the year. In the face of these tensions, the international community is increasingly calling for talks. With our correspondent in Nairobi, Alban Thorrd The conflict between the Somali president and his prime minister continues. A week ago President Farmajo Tried to suspend his Prime Minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble, citing allegations of corruption. The latter responded by accusing him of wanting to seize power. Both have been embroiled in a stalemate for months around the election, which has been left behind on schedule. The latest twist to date was announced on Saturday evening, January 1, when the Prime Minister set up a committee of ministers responsible for investigating the attempt to remove him from office. Opposition groups called for the beleagured PM to resign. The international community is calling for talks The situation that benefits each side is even more worrying Support within the security forces. The international community is increasingly calling for...
    (CNN)Family members gathered to say their goodbyes to anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu at a private service at St. George's Cathedral on Sunday, where his ashes were interred in Cape Town and laid to rest.At his request, the Nobel Peace Prize winner's body underwent aquamation -- considered to be a greener alternative to cremation -- South Africa's Anglican Church confirmed to CNN on Saturday.Aquamation is a water-based process whose scientific name is "alkaline hydrolysis", in which a "combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity are used to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials" when a body is laid to rest in soil, according to Bio-Response Solutions, a US company which specializes in the process.The company's website says the process "uses 90% less energy than flame cremation and does not emit any harmful greenhouse gases." Desmond Tutu, South Africas national conscience, laid to rest at state funeralAccording to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), an international non-profit organization, alkaline hydrolysis is sometimes referred to as flameless cremation. Read MoreThe body is placed in an alkaline hydrolysis machine, comprised of...
    THEORETICALLY, pouring yourself a glass of refreshing orange juice shouldn't be all that hard. But, in reality, we all know we end up with splashes of the nutritious drink all over the table. 3The regular method which always leaves a messCredit: CrazyRussianHacker/Youtube According to a YouTuber, this could be something to do with how you pour the drink - and, turns out, we all have been doing it wrong. The simple trick was uploaded by CrazyRussianHacker and has been viewed almost 3,5 million times. He insists that the juice should actually be poured over the cardboard fold on the carton into the glass. Most read in LifestyleBALLISTIC MEG Meghan EXPOSED her true nature to the world in 2021, expert claimsSING LIKE A CANARY Prince Andrew 'should be quaking in case Maxwell names names'BAD BROWS My teenage daughter almost lost her sight after Christmas brow treatmentQueen or Charlotte? Princess Charlotte is the spitting image of the Queen This amazingly simply change makes the...
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    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Members of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission defended their months of sometimes chaotic work Monday as they handed off the completed maps that, barring successful court challenges, will govern congressional and legislative elections for the next 10 years. “It was messy. And that’s the beauty of democracy,” said commission chairwoman Isra Ahmad. READ MORE: Sierra Storm: Avalanche Shuts Down Highway 89; I-80, Highway 50 Remain Closed; Search For Missing Northstar SkierThe maps they formally presented to California’s top elections official, Secretary of State Shirley Weber, form new jigsaw puzzles for 52 congressional districts, 40 state Senate districts, 80 Assembly districts and four Board of Equalization districts. That’s one short of the 53 congressional districts that existed under the previous maps because the population in other states is growing faster, a development with national implications. The maps reflect California’s growing Latino population. Twenty-two of the 80 Assembly districts have a Latino citizen voting age population greater than 50%, as do 11 of the 40 Senate districts and 16 of the 52 congressional districts. That’s an increase of six Assembly...
    Milpitas offers ADU Toolkit While other South Bay cities waited to enact ordinances around accessory dwelling units (ADUs) until closer to Jan. 1, when a new state law requiring them to do so goes into effect, the Milpitas City Council adopted its ordinance in July 2020. The new law aims to streamline the permitting process of ADUs and facilitate ADU production. Now the Milpitas Planning Department has created an ADU Toolkit to help residents navigate the ADU building process. “Our hope is that the user guides and illustrations will simplify the process and requirements, which will help Milpitas homeowners understand recent changes to state and local ADU regulations,” Milpitas Planning Director Ned Thomas said in a statement. “The online resources now available to Milpitas homeowners will reduce the need to visit city hall for in-person consultations, saving time for both residents and city staff and getting ADUs built quicker.” To access the toolkit, visit https://milpitas.info/ADUToolkit. To view an online workshop that covers ADU design, costs and approval, visit https://bit.ly/MilpitasADUWorkshop. Meet owls, tour open spaces A couple free online webinars...
    A MUM has been left horrified after discovering that her cheeky child has opened ALL their Christmas presents two days early. TikTok user @chloevizor1234 uploaded a video showing the disaster scene she discovered in her bedroom. 3A mum was left shocked after discovering that her daughter has already opened her Christmas presentsCredit: TikTok / @chloevizor1234 3TikTok user @chloevizor1234 uploaded a video showing the disaster scene she discovered in her bedroomCredit: TikTok / @chloevizor1234 Most of the wrapping paper had been ripped off the presents by the mischievous tot. She uploaded a face palm emoji with the caption: “2 days before Christmas.” Chloe can be heard saying: “I am beyond p***ed.  “My four-year-old has come into the bedroom when she’s meant to be in bed.” Her video has racked up over half a million views, with many people seeing the funny side of the situation. ???? Read our Santa tracker live blog for up the minute updates on where he is One joked: “She’s ruined Christmas for herself.” Another added: “Let’s just rewrap and pretend nothing happened.” A third wrote: “She’s...
    "Property Brothers" star Drew Scott's wife is pregnant! Drew and his wife, Linda Phan, announced on Tuesday on their podcast that they are expecting their first child together. In the Dec. 21 episode, titled "Oh baby baby!," the couple speaks to a friend named MB who has served as a producer on the "Property Brothers" many shows over the years. Before ending the phone call with their friend, Phan informs MB, "We haven't told you yet, but I'm pregnant!" Phan is due in early May. HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKS OF 2021 (L-R) Drew Scott, Linda Phan, Jonathan Scott, and Zooey Deschanel attend the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019. (Rich Fury) Scott's wife revealed that they used IVF. "You're the first one to know in the episode," Scott told MB, who was brought to tears. "Cat's out of the bag everyone!" Scott added. "That was one part of this episode that we really wanted to let you know that Linda's pregnant. We are super excited."  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER...
    OAKLAND — Oakland residents wishing to weigh in on the process of redrawing its City Council and school board voting districts have little more than a week to do so. Last week, the city’s redistricting commission — the body that was appointed to redraw the maps — whittled down the number of proposed draft maps to two. Oaklanders can review the proposed district maps and submit feedback to the commission before noon on Dec. 30. They can also speak or submit comment during the commission’s last meeting on Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. The city’s charter requires the commission to adopt the new district maps by Dec. 31. During the redistricting process, boundaries are redrawn for political representation at the local and state level: the geographic boundaries dictate who can vote for which elected leaders. Oakland’s seven districts are used for the City Council and Oakland Unified School District Board elections. The process happens every decade as census information is published in order to ensure that each district has an equal population. To get to the two final draft maps...
    Nevada Democrat Rep. Dina Titus unloaded on the state’s redistricting process during a town hall on Wednesday with the AFL-CIO union members, according to the Nevada Current. “I totally got fucked by the Legislature on my district. … I’m sorry to say it like that, but I don’t know any other way to say it,” she said during the town hall. Titus explained how difficult reelection might be for her next year, saying the state legislators and Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak botched the redistricting process in Nevada to create “three, competitive, risky districts,” with hers being one of them. While the congresswoman represents the First Congressional District, “Titus was referring to a shift of Democrats away from the first congressional district, historically an ironclad safe seat for Democrats, in order to strengthen their position in the state’s two swing districts,” the Nevada Current wrote. Tutus warned that the shift in seats from redistricting caused three Democrat-held seats to be at risk during the midterms. Torunn Sinclair, a spokeswoman from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), said, “Dina Titus thought the Nevada Legislature was going to save her...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — It’s been nearly a month since John Knox last worked a shift for the Los Angeles Fire Department “I’d be lying if I said it was easy,” said Knox, a 21-year veteran firefighter paramedic. “It’s not.” READ MORE: Increased Hospitalizations Related To COVID-19 Have Health Officials Predicting Winter SurgeKnox, along with more than 100 Los Angeles city firefighters have been suspended without pay for refusing to comply with L.A.’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  “Over the past 22 months, without that shot, we’ve been here helping the public,” said Knox. “There has never been an issue until the city put this mandate out. Until the city turned us from heroes to criminals. We continued to come out and serve the public.” Knox and the rest of the “Firefighters For Freedom”  have filed a lawsuit challenging the city and its vaccine mandate. Their day in court is next Monday when a state judge is set to hear the case. LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – NOV. 8, 2021. Hundreds of people opposed to vaccination madates protest at Grand Park...