Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller testifies before Congress WASHINGTON - For two years, Robert Mueller operated quietly behind the scenes, a sphinxlike figure carrying out a politically explosive investigation into the President of the United States.On Wednesday, the former special counsel emerged from the shadows, testifying to Congress about his probe into whether Donald Trump's presidential campaign conspired with Russia to get him elected.For many Americans, the nationally televised hearing was the first close look at the patrician, grey-haired former FBI director, whom Trump has spent the past two years denouncing as the leader of a "witch hunt."What many saw was a cautious career prosecutor who was forced to testify under duress and who deflected questions from both Democrats and Republicans by referring repeatedly to his voluminous report.They also saw a septugenarian who strained to hear rapid fire questions from lawmakers and who was evasive at times and … [Read more...] about Robert Mueller, from shadows to the spotlight
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Sport Ferrari have formally asked for the decision that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to be reviewed. a team spokesperson said on Monday. 18 Jun 2019 02:10AM (Updated: 18 Jun 2019 02:10AM) Bookmark REUTERS: Ferrari have formally asked for the decision that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to be reviewed. a team spokesperson said on Monday.Vettel was handed a five-second time penalty during the race on June 9 for going off track and returning in what was deemed to be an unsafe fashion.The German had led the race from start to finish but lost out to Mercedes’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton after the addition of the penalty.Significant and relevant new evidence that was not available at the time of the ruling is required for a team to submit a ‘right of review’.Ferrari have not offered details on what this may be, but have confirmed the submission of their request to Formula One’s governing … [Read more...] about Ferrari request review of controversial Canadian GP decision
(Reuters Health) - With sugary sodas and other sweetened drinks considered a key driver of the obesity epidemic worldwide, a new research review evaluates how well various measures work to reduce consumption of these calorie laden drinks.Strategies including limited availability of sodas in schools, removal from children's menus at restaurants and better labeling could help reduce consumption, according to the analysis published in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.The authors of the new report did not respond to requests for an interview. Study coauthor Hans Hauner said in a statement, "Rates of obesity and diabetes are rising globally, and this trend will not be reversed without broad and effective action." Hauner, a professor of nutritional medicine at the Technical University Munich, added, "Governments and industry in particular must do their part to make the healthy choice the easy choice for consumers. This review highlights key measures that can help accomplish … [Read more...] about New review suggests proven ways to cut back on sugary drinks
By Taryn Grant Star Halifax Tues., April 30, 2019 HALIFAX—The province says a $10-million pilot program is “changing the dynamic” between employers and minority groups, but one critic says the government is missing an opportunity to effect broader change. The Department of Labour and Advanced Education has been running a large-scale pilot program since June 2017 aimed at increasing the labour-force representation of racial minorities, people with disabilities, people on employment support and income assistance and workers over the age of 55. Participating employers receive workplace diversity training and a subsidy to ensure a $15 hourly wage for each person for two years. MLAs reviewed the program Tuesday at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, with Liberal members lauding it as “a good news story.” Read more: Article Continued Below Opinion | Using boomers short-term could help gap in Nova Scotia labour … [Read more...] about Nova Scotia government’s ‘good news story’ on employment equity faces scrutiny
By Chris Barton Los Angeles Times Mon., April 29, 2019 So who had “Game of Thrones will just wrap up its whole Night King/humanity-unifying climate change allegory in 82 minutes” in their office pool? After all the talking that until now made up the final season of HBO’s fantasy blockbuster, the Battle of Winterfell arrived with a vengeance Sunday night. But for all the bad omens, fond farewells and seeming inevitability of mass casualties (imagined by at least one viewer, anyway), the great war ended on the side of humanity with Arya killing the Night King (and everyone else in his army) with her Valyrian steel dagger. Needless to say, Arya doesn’t pay for a meal anywhere in Westeros the rest of her life — at least until she meets whatever’s ahead in sunny King’s Landing. But before getting too far into the lethal blow that came at the precise, telegenic moment when all seemed lost for the humans of the North, it’s worth … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell stuck its landing. What happens next?