DONALD Trump was sworn in as US President one year ago today, bringing to an end Barack Obama's eight years in office. He signed the formal documents at the US Capitol minutes after vowing to give “power to the people”, “put only America first” and “eradicate Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth" in his inaugural address. When was Trump's inauguration? Donald Trump took to the stage on January 20, 2017, when he was sworn in on the steps of the US Capitol. The Republican nominee achieved one of the most improbable political victories in modern US history - despite a series of controversies that would easily have destroyed other candidacies, including 'locker room banter' about sexual assault, mocking a reporter with disabilities, inciting his supporters to violence and allegations that his campaign pandered to the American far-right. He pledged to unite America after his shock election win and had to start putting … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s inauguration was one year ago today, here’s what happened and what the President saai in his speech?
20 years ago today
For the prisoners, it was a justified protest against the appalling conditions in which they were being kept, and against the often brutal treatment handed out by their keepers. For the prison's governor, it was an "explosion of evil". The Strangeways prison riot, which began 20 years ago tomorrow and lasted 25 days, under an unprecedented glare of media attention, left two men dead and 194 injured. It was followed by 51 criminal trials and a public inquiry that proved to be the most searching examination of penal policy in British history, and resulted in sweeping changes to the penal system. These included an end to "slopping out", whereby prisoners had to urinate and defecate in buckets in their cell; the appointment of a prisons ombudsman; and the introduction of telephones on landings so prisoners could keep in closer touch with their families. But the Woolf inquiry into the riot also unearthed evidence – largely ignored by politicians and the media – indicating that … [Read more...] about The Strangeways riot: 20 years on
If you want to know about Tom Brokaw (says his former "Today" show colleague Jane Pauley), a good place to start is Big Sky Country, even when the sky is about to open up. "I love Montana because of the wildness of it all," Brokaw said while fly fishing. "Everything is big, including the thunder!" "I think we'd be crazy to stand out here a whole lot longer," Pauley said. "Even though I don't have much sense, I know enough to get out of the rain!" he laughed. Pauley has known Brokaw for more than 40 years, beginning at NBC's "Today" show. She was the 25-year-old rookie; he was only 35, but already a seasoned veteran, the network White House correspondent during the Nixon administration. Pauley said, "I was about to join you on the 'Today' show, watching you interview the new Miss America, and this poor woman, in my memory, being grilled within an inch of her life!" Brokaw: "Over the weekend you said you were opposed to the use of drugs, smoking, abortion, and you weren't even … [Read more...] about Tom Brokaw: Yesterday, “Today” and tomorrow
Tracey Bealey lives in the Midlands with her partner, Glenn. She runs fitness classes in her local community. MIDLIFE CAREER CHANGE Until three years ago, I did no exercise. Then I left my partner of 17 years and started working out. In six months, I went from a size 14 down to an 8. This inspired me to leave a stressful job in adult education and re-train in health and fitness. I used to feel like I was drifting and stuck in a rut. I feel so much happier now. I’ve also since met a lovely new boyfriend. It’s never too late to change. LONG LUSCIOUS HAIR I’ve been using the same hair product, Vitapointe Leave In Conditioner (£2, boots.com) since I was 16. I apply it to dry hair, after I’ve curled it. This helps to keep my hair in good condition, gives it a glossy shine and stops the ends from splitting. It means that I can grow it out longer, without needing to get it cut so often. Tracey Bealey, from the Midlands, dropped six sizes after leaving her … [Read more...] about This is what 52 looks like: Woman reveals she dropped six sizes after leaving her partner of 17 years
GURUGRAM: The death of two workers while cleaning a septic tank in an automobile company near Khandsa on Sunday underscores the need by authorities to strictly enforce the ban on manual scavenging. While the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012 bans anyone from employing people in the cleaning of sewers, the practice continues on the ground, especially by private companies and institutions. Over the past two years, at least seven other people have died in such cases. In October 2017, three workers died while cleaning a septic tank in an industrial unit in Khandsa. In May 2018, a worker died while cleaning a sewer line in Sector 9. Three people, who were working on a sewage line in Pataudi, also lost their lives in June last year. On Sunday, the two workers, Shiv Kumar and Aslam, who were cleaning a septic tank at the manufacturing unit of Sunbeam Auto Pvt Ltd, died after inhaling toxic gases. A third worker, Shailesh, is in hospital. MCG … [Read more...] about 9 deaths in 2 years, manual scavenging still thrives as companies flout norms