Prince Harry and Meghan release photos of baby Archie’s christening

WORLD NEWS Prince Harry and Meghan release photos of baby Archie’s christening

Instagram/@sussexroyal(LONDON) — Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s newborn baby, Archie, was christened Saturday at the Queen’s private chapel in Windsor, England.

One of the photographs, taken by the Green Drawing Room, released Saturday show Harry and Meghan holding Archie; proud uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; Archie’s grandfather Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; and Archie’s maternal grandmother, Doria Ragland.

The late Princess Diana’s two sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, were also there for Archie’s big day.

The other photo is black-and-white, and shows the loving family — a smiling Meghan holding Archie, and Harry looking proudly at his son.

Archie — whose full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor — is seen wearing a handmade replica of the royal christening robe, made by Angela Kelly, the dressmaker to the Queen, according to Buckingham Palace.

The original royal christening robe was of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, and was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal. It was worn by royals through the years until 2008, when James, Viscount Severn, was the first member of the royal family to wear a replica gown at his christening.

Archie’s christening took place during a private ceremony for the 2-month-old, who was born on May 6.

Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were in attendance for the event, along with Archie’s uncle and aunt, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Queen Elizabeth II was not able to attend due to a prior engagement.

Lily font and water from the River Jordan were used during the baptism, according to the Palace, with the use of lily font dating to Victoria, the Princess Royal’s christening in 1841.

Members of the St. George’s Chapel Choir sang at the ceremony.

Archie’s christening was a break from recent royal tradition in that the public was not allowed to see the guests as they arrived, as Harry and Meghan have stated they are determined to maintain some privacy for their only child.

The decision to keep Archie’s christening private had been criticized by many throughout Britain, who feel entitled to be part of Archie’s big day as taxpayers paid over $3 million for the renovation of their new home, Frogmore Cottage.

The royal couple has also not announced the names of Archie’s godparents, saying Wednesday they would not do so publicly.

Royal babies typically have around six godparents and Harry and Meghan are likely to follow that tradition, according to ABC News’ royal contributor Victoria Murphy.

“My understanding is that the couple have chosen their close friends,” Murphy said.

Potential godparents include Jessica Mulroney and Benita Litt, close friends of Meghan’s, while cousin Princess Eugenie, mentor Mark Dyer and close friend Jake Warren are options for Harry, according to Murphy. Harry could also honor his mother, the late Princess Diana, by choosing one of her close friends or siblings.

Prince William and Duchess Kate are not expected to be Archie’s godparents.

“Harry is not godparent to any of their children,” Murphy said. “I think this is a recognition of the fact that as an uncle or aunt you already have an important role.”

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Posted On 06 Jul 2019

Some eye drops, ointments sold at Walmart, Walgreens recalled because they might not be sterile: FDA

iStock/galitskaya(NEW YORK) — Several eye drops and eye ointments sold at Walmart and Walgreens have been recalled because they may not be sterile, according to statements from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week.

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., said it “received no reports of adverse events” and was recalling the products voluntarily.

Here are the recalled products sold exclusively at Walmart, according to the FDA:

  • Equate Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Twin Pack W-M item #: 552374320 NDC #: 49035-189-49 Package Size: 2 x 15 mL
  • Equate Eye Allergy Relief Drops W-M item #: 567371432 NDC #: 49035-887-13 Package Size: 15 mL
  • Equate Sterile Lubricant Stye Ointment W-M item #: 563031651 NDC #: 49035-875-50 Package Size: 3.5 gram
  • Equate Comfort Gel Lubricant Eye Gel Twin Pack W-M item #: 552374319 NDC #: 49035-197-49 Package Size: 2 x 15 mL
  • Equate Restore PM Nighttime Lubricant Eye Ointment W-M item #: 551282425 NDC #: 49035-191-50 Package Size: 3.5 gram
  • Equate Night & Day Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Pack W-M item #: 567368000 NDC #: 49035-883-59 Package Size: 3.5g and 15mL
  • Equate Support Advanced Twin Pack W-M item #: 567371433 NDC #: 49035-885-49 Package Size: 2 x 15 mL
  • Equate Support Advanced Lubricating Eye Drops Dose Preservative Free W-M item #: 563031654 NDC # 49035-882-54: Package Size: 25 count (0.6 mL fill)
  • Equate Support Advanced Lubricant Gel Drops Multi Dose Preservative Free W-M item #: 567367998 NDC #: 49035-882-52 Package Size: 7.5 mL
  • Equate Support Moisture Lubricant Eye Drops W-M item #: 553503238 NDC #: 49035-145-10 Package Size:10 mL
  • Support Harmony Lubricant Eye Drops W-M item #: 553503238 NDC #: 49035-145-10 Package Size: 10 mL (Support Harmony packaging was discontinued in Jan. 2018.)

These are the recalled eye drops and ointments sold exclusively at Walgreens, according to the FDA:

  • Lubricant Eye Drops Moisturizing Walgreens item #: 801483 NDC #: 0363-0185-13 Package Size: 15 mL
  • Lubricant Eye Drops Moisturizing Twin Pack Walgreens item #: 801477 NDC #: 0363-0185-49 Package Size: 2 x 15 mL
  • Sodium Chloride Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Hypertonicity Eye Ointment Walgreens item #: 801482 NDC #: 0363-7500-50 Package Size: 3.5 gram
  • Sodium Chloride Ophthalmic Solution, 5% Hypertonicity Eye Drops Walgreens item #: 801402 NDC #: 0363-0193-13 Package Size: 15 mL
  • Lubricant Eye Ointment PF Soothing Walgreens item #: 801486 NDC #: 0363-0191-50 Package Size: 3.5 gram

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Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera suspended for rest of season over domestic violence arrest

Sports News Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera suspended for rest of season over domestic violence arrest

Getty Images/Dylan Buell(PHILADELPHIA) — Domestic violence charges were dropped against Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera on Wednesday, but MLB has handed down a stiff sentence regardless.

Herrera was suspended Friday for the rest of the 2019 season — 85 games — as well as any possible postseason games.

The 27-year-old was arrested on May 27 after an incident between he and his girlfriend at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was charged with simple assault after police responded to the scene and found the 20-year-old woman with “visible signs of injury to her arms and neck that was sustained after being assaulted by her boyfriend,” ESPN reported.

The charge was dropped during a court appearance in Atlantic City on Wednesday after his girlfriend said she did not want to proceed with the case. He will be required to complete counseling as a condition of the charge being dropped.

MLB conducted its own investigation of allegations of domestic violence against Herrera. The league is not beholden to criminal rulings, and said on Wednesday it would reevaluate Herrera’s case.

“My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Odúbel Herrera violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement Friday. “Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Herrera violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will cover the remainder of the 2019 season.”

Herrera had been placed on administrative leave by MLB since the incident in May. The last game he played in was May 26.

He issued a statement on Friday, saying he would not appeal the suspension.

“Today, I accepted a suspension from Major League Baseball resulting from my inappropriate behavior,” Herrera said in a statement. “I acted in an unacceptable manner and am terribly disappointed in myself. I alone am to blame for my actions.”

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Herrera had called him to apologize in the wake of the arrest.

The outfielder was struggling badly at the time he was placed on leave. He was batting just .222 with one home run and 16 RBIs in 39 games this season. He also missed time in April with a hamstring injury.

Herrera was an All Star in his second season in the league when he hit .286 with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs. He was signed out of Venezuela as a 16-year-old, eventually selected in the Rule 5 draft by Philadelphia and made his major league debut in 2015.

He signed a five-year, $30.5 million contract before the start of the 2017 season. He was to make $5.35 million in 2019, but his suspension will be without pay.

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Posted On 06 Jul 2019