Missing American scientist Suzanne Eaton found dead in abandoned WWII bunker in Greece

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Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden(LONDON) — Greek emergency workers believe they have found the body of an American scientist on the island of Crete, almost a week after she went missing.

Greek authorities recovered the body of U.S. citizen Suzanne Eaton on Monday evening, according to the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, where Eaton was a research group leader.

Searchers on Tuesday said they had found Eaton’s body in an abandoned World War II bunker around 7 miles from where she had been staying. Vangelis Zacharioudakis, who led the search effort by the Hellenic Rescue Team, told ABC News on Tuesday that the body was Eaton’s.

“The road leading to the place where the woman was found is accessible, covered with cement and in the area there are many villas in which tourists stay. There are many people going out there and especially tourists who go either by hiking or to go to the villas where they have rented rooms. It is an amphitheatrical area where many tourists pass by daily,” Konstantinos Beblidakis, the vice mayor of the local Platanias municipality, said in a statement.

The 59 year-old was a molecular biologist and had been visiting Crete for a conference when she disappeared. She is survived by two sons and her husband.

“It is with enormous sadness and regret that we announce the tragic demise of our dearest friend and colleague, Suzanne Eaton,” the institute said in a statement Tuesday. “We are deeply shocked and disturbed by this tragic event. Suzanne was an outstanding and inspiring scientist, a loving spouse and mother, an athlete as well as a truly wonderful person beloved to us all. Her loss is unbearable.”

Eaton, a native of Oakland, California, was last seen on Crete on the afternoon of July 2 near the port city of Chania where she was attending the conference organized by the Orthodox Academy of Crete. Greek authorities had launched a large-scale search for her in the area, using dogs and helicopters and joined by members of her family and volunteers.

Eaton’s running shoes were missing from her room and all of her other belongings remained there, leading her family and colleagues to believe she may have gone for a run. Before her body was found, Eaton’s family said they worried she might have got overheated in the baking temperatures on Crete or fallen in the rugged terrain there.

Police have not commented on what might have caused Eaton’s death, and her institute said they had been informed the investigation was still underway to establish what had happened. Detectives from Athens were traveling to Crete to assist, The Associated Press reported. Her body has been sent to the town of Rethymno on Crete for an autopsy.

An official with the U.S. State Department told ABC News on Monday they were aware of reports that an American citizen was missing in Greece and were working closely with local authorities.

Eaton was also a professor at the Biotechnology Center of the Technical University of Dresden in Germany, known as TU Dresden. Her colleagues there described her as “an immensely renowned scientist” and “a remarkable person.”

“We were shocked to learn of the death of our dear colleague and friend, Prof. Suzanne Eaton,” Hans Muller-Steinhagen, rector of the TU Dresden, said in a statement Tuesday. “We have lost an immensely renowned scientist and a truly outstanding human being.”

A call for help in assisting with the search for Eaton by her family and friends prompted a remarkable response, with a page set up to receive donations gathering over $40,000 in roughly 24 hours.

“We have come to know Suzanne as a lively and committed woman who made a decisive contribution to the development of our institute. Her sudden and untimely death is devastating for us all,” Michael Schroeder, director of the TU Dresden Biotechnology Center, said in a statement Tuesday. “We will remember Suzanne as a remarkable person. We are profoundly saddened and speechless.”

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

ABC News to host 3rd Democratic primary debate in Houston

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — This year’s third Democratic primary debate will be hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision and is scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13 in Houston, the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday.

The debate can be seen on ABC in prime time, live on Univision with a Spanish translation and on ABC News Live. The streaming channel is available on the ABCNews.com website and apps, as well as Hulu Live, The Roku Channel and Facebook Watch.

Details on the format, venue, moderators and exact timing for the debates will be announced at a later date.

“As the nation’s most diverse city, Houston is the perfect place for the Democratic Party’s third debate. Leaders like Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner have been key to making Houston the world class city it is today,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “Like the people of Texas, our candidates come from all kinds of backgrounds, and are all united by their deeply held values. We’ve seen firsthand in Texas that organizing everywhere through the Texas Democratic Party has led to victories all across the state, including flipping a dozen state House seats and making the state more competitive than it has been in decades. Houston is the perfect place to showcase our candidates so that they can share their vision for a better future for the American people.”

In May, the DNC announced new, more stringent qualifying rules that apply to the debate hosted by ABC News and Univision, and for the debate to follow, slated to take place in October. Hosts for the October debate have not yet been announced.

In order to qualify for the September and October debates, the DNC requires candidates to meet polling and grassroots funding thresholds.

Candidates must receive 2% or more support in at least four national polls, or polls conducted in the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and/or Nevada. Each poll submitted must be publicly released between June 28 and Aug. 28 and be must be sponsored by one or more of the following organizations approved by the DNC: The Associated Press, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, the Des Moines Register, Fox News, Monmouth University, NBC News, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Quinnipiac University, University of New Hampshire, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Winthrop University.

Any candidate’s four qualifying polls must be conducted by different organizations or — if by the same organization — must be in different geographical areas. And each poll must be publicly released between June 28 and Aug. 28, 2019.

Each poll’s candidate support question must have been conducted by reading or presenting a list of Democratic presidential primary candidates to respondents, according to the DNC. Poll questions using an open-ended or unaided question to gauge presidential primary support will not count. Each polling result must be the top-line number listed in the original public release from the approved sponsoring organization/institution, whether or not it is a rounded or weighted number.

The DNC also said they and their media partners are reserving the right to add a Nevada-specific poll sponsor to their list of approved organizations in the near future.

To meet the grassroots fundraising threshold, candidates must have received donations from at least 130,000 unique donors over the course of the election cycle, with a minimum of 400 unique donors per state in at least 20 states. Qualifying donations must be received by the DNC by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 28.

Candidates who do not meet both the polling and grassroots fundraising thresholds will not qualify for the debates.

The new qualifying rules will ramp up the pressure on many in the crowded Democratic field, which has grown to 23 candidates total. A number of Democratic candidates are struggling to meet the qualifying threshold for the second Democratic debates, which are taking place in July. To qualify for the first debates, candidates must receive 1% or more support in four national or early state polls, but they can also qualify if they receive donations from at least 65,000 unique donors, with a minimum of 200 unique donors in at least 20 states.

The DNC is capping the total number of candidates that qualify for the debate stage at 20.

The DNC has previously announced the dates and locations for the first two primary debates: The first debate took place on June 26 and 27 in Miami and NBC News/MSNBC/Telemundo will host and the second will take place on July 30 and 31 in Detroit and CNN will host.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

Baby born from womb of dead donor for 1st time in US history: Hospital

Cleveland Clinic(CLEVELAND, OH.) — Doctors have delivered a baby to a woman who received a womb transplant from a dead organ donor for the first time in U.S. history.

The baby girl was born via cesarean section at the Cleveland Clinic in June as part of an ongoing clinical trial for uterine transplants to treat uterine factor infertility, hospital officials announced Tuesday.

An estimated one in 500 women of child-bearing age are affected by the irreversible condition, according to the hospital. The mother, who is in her mid-30s, became pregnant through in vitro fertilization.

Mother and daughter are “doing great,” said Dr. Uma Perni, a maternal fetal medicine specialist at the Cleveland Clinic.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome,” Perni said.

The research team for the delivery consisted of specialists in transplant surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, fertility, neonatology, bioethics, psychiatry, nursing, anesthesiology, infectious disease, interventional radiology, patient advocacy and social work.

“It was amazing how perfectly normal this delivery was, considering how extraordinary the occasion,” said Dr. Andreas Tzakis, a transplant surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. “Through this research, we aim to make these extraordinary events, ordinary for the women who choose this option. We are grateful to the donor and her family, their generosity allowed our patient’s dream to come true and a new baby to be born.”

The trial aims to enroll 10 women between the ages of 21 and 39. Unlike other similar research efforts in the U.S., the clinic’s protocol requires that the transplanted uterus comes from a deceased donor to “eliminate any risk to a healthy, living donor.”

Since the clinical trial began, the team has competed five uterus transplants, according to the hospital. Three transplants were successful, and two resulted in hysterectomies.

Two women are currently awaiting embryo transfers, and several more candidates are on the list to receive a transplant.

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Vitamins, minerals and fad diets? ‘Don’t waste your money’: Study author

iStock/anilakkusBY: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER

(NEW YORK) –These days, it can be hard to know what’s good for our bodies. When you walk into a wellness store, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with shelves upon shelves of multivitamins and minerals.

Should I take that vitamin on the shelf? How beneficial are they? Not very, according to a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers from West Virginia University and Johns Hopkins analyzed 277 randomized controlled trials and said they couldn’t find any proof that people will live longer by regularly taking any of the 16 supplements they studied — vitamins A, B2, B6, B complex, C, D, E, multivitamins, iron, selenium, calcium, calcium and vitamin D, folic acid, beta-carotene, antioxidants and omega-3.

 Researchers from West Virginia University and Johns Hopkins analyzed 277 randomized controlled trials and said they couldn’t find any proof that people will live longer by regularly taking any of the 16 supplements they studied — vitamins A, B2, B6, B complex, C, D, E, multivitamins, iron, selenium, calcium, calcium and vitamin D, folic acid, beta-carotene, antioxidants and omega-3.

“Several vitamins — from vitamin A to vitamin E — had absolutely no effect,” Dr. Safi Khan, lead author of the study, told ABC News. “These supplements don’t seem to improve your overall survival.”

Only omega-3 fish oil was moderately protective against cardiovascular disease, according to the study. “Omega-3 supplements were associated with a lower risk of heart attack and coronary heart disease, but the certainty of evidence was low,” Dr. Khan said. “Omega-3 supplements still didn’t appear to improve overall survival.”

It’s important to note that unlike medications that are regulated for safety and effectiveness in the U.S., the only requirement for supplements are that they are safe.

One bright spot from the study suggested that folic acid might reduce the risk of stroke. However, the study analysis also said that there was “moderate” evidence that a combination of calcium and vitamin D increased stroke risk.

The study’s authors also didn’t see much benefit on heart health when changing to the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil with limited amounts of red meat. “One surprising finding was that the Mediterranean diet lacked any sort of effect on cardiovascular outcomes,” Dr. Khan told ABC News.

In fact, only one diet that the researchers studied had benefits, according to the report, but only in a specific group of people: reduced salt intake was associated with fewer deaths in people with high blood pressure.

In response to the research, Dr. Andrew Shao from the Council for Responsible Nutrition, described on their website as the “leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry,” told ABC News that “supplements are important to fill nutrient gaps left by sub-optimal diets and to maintain health and well-being.”

Dr. Shao said the current study ignores long-term, real-life results that develop over a period of time and instead just focuses on statistics. “This study only tells half the story, and completely ignores a large portion of the epidemiological evidence base by looking at dietary patterns and supplements as if they are drugs.”

He highlighted that the analysis didn’t include observational data, where researchers track participants over several years, “which is very important when trying to assess the relationship between dietary patterns and chronic disease.”

However, Dr. Khan rebutted that his team didn’t look at epidemiological and observational studies intentionally. Because those types of studies look at relationships between factors and cannot identify direct causes like randomized controlled trials do.

By using randomized controlled trials which he says “remain the gold standard for scientific evidence,” Dr. Khan told ABC News that the type of study that he did are more readily able to point to cause-and-effect.

While he recognizes that more studies are needed, Dr. Khan’s advice to the American public is: “Don’t waste your money!”

“These products are helpful in people with nutrient deficiencies to control symptoms,” Dr. Khan told ABC News. “For everyone else, they do not improve survival or cardiovascular health — focus on a healthy lifestyle instead.”

Dr. Laith Alexander is an MB/PhD student at the University of Cambridge, U.K., and a member of the ABC News Medical Unit.

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Joe and Jill Biden reported earning more than $15 million in income since leaving the White House in 2017

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ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden reported more than $15 million in income since leaving the White House in early 2017, newly released tax returns show.

Tax returns, released by the Biden Campaign, show the Biden’s had an adjusted gross income of $4,580,437 in 2018, and $11,018,346 in 2017.

Since leaving office, the Biden’s have paid more than $5.27 million in federal taxes, which is roughly a third of their income.

According to the campaign, “the majority of the couple’s 2017 and 2018 income — specifically, $10,048,739 (in 2017) and $3,236,764 (in 2018)–is attributable to book payments for the writing of Promise Me, Dad and Where the Light Enters and to paid speaking engagements.”

Those speaking engagements carried large sums for the former vice president, ranging from $8,040 for a Miami book fair to $190,000 for a speech as a part of a visiting lecture series at Drew University in Madison, N.J., Biden’s financial disclosure report shows.

His wife also earned more than $700,000 for speaking engagements associated with her book from March 2018 through early May 2019, the disclosure says.

The former vice president also received more than $400,000 from VIP events associated with his book tour in 2017 and 2018, according to the disclosure.

“These amounts were paid to Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden through their respective S-Corporations, known as CelticCapri and Giacoppa. Both Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden employed staff and engaged contractors to support their respective work through their S-Corporations,” a campaign release said.

His financial disclosure form shows Biden also earned an additional $425,000 in ‘salary’ from CelticCapri between January 2018 and June 2019.

Biden also earned a total of $776,527 in salary as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, according to the campaign’s release.

The income earned by the Bidens is a far cry from their income while in the White House and when he served in the Senate–where he served for several decades until becoming vice president in 2008.

Biden often touts his “Middle Class Joe” moniker and on the trail often says that he was the poorest man in Congress.

“I’m called middle-class Joe. It’s not meant as a compliment — it means I’m not sophisticated,” a line Biden often repeats on the campaign trail.

A central message of Biden’s campaign pitch is rebuilding the middle class–recalling his own middle class roots. It remains to be seen if Biden’s newly reported wealth will have an impact on his message with voters.

After leaving the White House, the Bidens upped their charitable giving. The couple gave only $5,889 in 2016. In 2017, their giving skyrocketed to more than $1 million. The pair gave to various charities and religious groups. That year, the largest contribution of $180,000 went to the United Jewish Federation of Chicago. The Bidens also donated $100,000 to their own non-profit The Joseph Biden Foundation.

In 2018, the couple gave $275,796 to various charities with the largest sums going the Delaware Center for Justice and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children ($100,000 and $50,000, respectively). They also donated $25,000 to Walking with the Wounded, a British charity associated with Prince Harry, which helps injured British veterans transition into civilian life.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

Serena Williams says therapy helped her get past US Open controversy

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Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Serena Williams is opening up about her 2018 US Open final’s loss to Naomi Osaka and what she learned from the emotional moment.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion was defeated by Osaka 6-2, 6-4, but famously argued with an umpire over a warning for coaching during the final.

She was fined $17,000 for code violations for the coaching warning, breaking her racket and alleged “verbal abuse” against the umpire.

In a first-person essay for Harper’s BAZAAR, Williams reflected on what she learned from standing up to the umpire, how she coped with the backlash she received and what messages she wants to pass on to her daughter.

“In the end, my opponent simply played better than me that day and ended up winning her first Grand Slam title,” she wrote on Osaka. “I could not have been happier for her.”

“As for me, I felt defeated and disrespected by a sport that I love — one that I had dedicated my life to and that my family truly changed, not because we were welcomed, but because we wouldn’t stop winning,” she continued.

She described some of her thoughts post-final and how she struggled with understanding what occurred.

“Why can’t I express my frustrations like everyone else? If I were a man, would I be in this situation? What makes me so different? Is it because I’m a woman?” she recalled thinking at the time.

“I was hurt — cut deeply,” she continued. “I tried to compare it to other setbacks I’d had in my life and career, and for some reason I couldn’t shake the feeling that this was about so much more than just me.”

Williams said that she felt that she’d experienced gender discrimination and the ramifications for men speaking out against what they perceive are bad calls are different.

“So often, in situations similar to mine, when men fight back against the referees, they’re met with a smile or even a laugh from the umpire, as if they’re sharing an inside joke,” she wrote. “I’m not asking to avoid being penalized. I am asking to be treated the same way as everyone else.”

“Sadly, that’s simply not the world we currently live in,” she added.

In order to get past what occurred and process the situation, Williams sought out therapy and shared that she realized she wanted to apologize to Osaka.

She wrote that she sent the following message to Osaka:

“Hey, Naomi! It’s Serena Williams. As I said on the court, I am so proud of you and I am truly sorry. I thought I was doing the right thing in sticking up for myself. But I had no idea the media would pit us against each other. I would love the chance to live that moment over again. I am, was, and will always be happy for you and supportive of you. I would never, ever want the light to shine away from another female, specifically another black female athlete. I can’t wait for your future, and believe me I will always be watching as a big fan! I wish you only success today and in the future. Once again, I am so proud of you. All my love and your fan, Serena.”

Williams’s belief that she did the right thing in speaking up for herself against the umpire was reaffirmed with Osaka’s response. “No one has stood up for themselves the way you have and you need to continue trailblazing,” Williams said the young woman wrote back to her.

She described that the fight she had with the umpire during the final, “exemplified how thousands of women in every area of the workforce are treated every day.”

“We are not allowed to have emotions, we are not allowed to be passionate,” she continued. “We are told to sit down and be quiet, which frankly is just not something I’m okay with. It’s shameful that our society penalizes women just for being themselves.”

Williams also promised she will never “stop raising my voice against injustice.”

The tennis legend finished her passionate letter by describing what she’s had to overcome throughout her career and what motivates her to keep pushing forward.

“As a teenager, I was booed by an entire stadium … I’ve been called every name in the book. I’ve been shamed because of my body shape,” she wrote. “I’ve been paid unequally because of my sex. I’ve been penalized a game in the final of a major because I expressed my opinion or grunted too loudly. I’ve been blatantly cheated against to the point where the Hawk-Eye rules were introduced so that something like that would not happen again. And these are only the things that are seen by the public.”

“In short, it’s never been easy,” she added. “But then I think of the next girl who is going to come along who looks like me, and I hope, ‘Maybe, just maybe, my voice will help her.'”

Read Serena Williams essay in full at Harper’s BAZAAR.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

Aziz Ansari says sexual misconduct allegation made him “scared,” “humiliated,” “embarrassed”

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Jon Kopaloff/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — For the first time since Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct last year, the comedian has addressed the ordeal in depth.

Ansari kicked off his Netflix stand-up special, Aziz Ansari: Right Now, by delving into the allegation, noting that “it’s important to me that you know how I feel about that whole thing before we share this night together.”

The comedian said that above all, he hopes the experiences of the last year have made him “a better person.”

“There’s times I’ve felt scared. There’s times I’ve felt humiliated. There’s times I’ve felt embarrassed,” he said. And ultimately, I just felt terrible that this person felt this way,” he said. “And after a year or so, I just hope it was a step forward.”

Last January, a since-shuttered website, Babe.net, published the account of a woman who claimed that while on a date with Ansari, the comedian pressured her to have sexual intercourse after she declined. Ansari released a statement at the time, in which he said that during the date, “everything did seem OK to me,” and learning of her feelings after the fact made him “surprised and concerned.” He said he responded to her privately.

In his special, the 36-year-old actor said that the experience changed him for good. Now, he said, in addition to being more thoughtful, he’s more thankful for his career and his fans.

“…It means the world to me, ‘cause I saw the world where I don’t ever get to do this again, and it almost felt like I’d died. In a way, I did,” he continued. “That old Aziz who said, ‘Oh, treat yo’ self,’ whatever, he’s dead.”

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

How the US Women’s National Team could approach sponsorships after World Cup win

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Alex Grimm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Star team captain and new national icon Megan Rapinoe posted an ad on Twitter hours after landing with her team in Newark following their World Cup victory.

Star team captain and new national icon Megan Rapinoe posted an ad on Twitter hours after landing with her team in Newark following their World Cup victory.

Tom VanHaaren, an ESPN reporter who has covered the women’s World Cup, told ABC News that the Hulu ad exemplifies how the streaming company “kind of got on board early” in order to have that ready for release after the team’s victory.

The tweet also highlights the need for athletes — particularly soccer players like the U.S. Women’s National Team, who just won their second consecutive World Cup — to move fast with any sponsorship or merchandising deals after a big win.

Larry Weil, a branding and sponsorship expert who goes by the title “The Sponsorship Guy,” said that “part of the challenge here is frequency.”

“There’s going to be a crest in sponsorship. It’s four years until the next World Cup,” Weil said, also noting the four-year gaps between Summer Olympics where soccer teams play. “After this crest of interest and so on, and interest dies down, then they’re on to the next thing.”

Weil and other experts told ABC News this year’s team undoubtedly garnered more interest than their predecessors, which will likely help them when it comes to striking sponsorship deals moving forward.

Matt Powell, sports industry adviser for the NPD Group, a global market research firm, said their antics on and off the field – whether it be Alex Morgan’s tea sip after a key goal or Rapinoe’s comment about declining any invitation to the White House – have helped develop some of the player’s identities to those outside of the sport.

“The personalities of the players really showed through particularly the biggest stars. When you’re trading on personalities and the success that they had on the field is a very potent combination,” Powell said.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if we saw some non-traditional woman endorsers step up,” he said, hypothesizing that hair or skin care brands could be interested.

Of that same vein, it was announced Sunday that Budweiser had become the first official beer sponsor of the National Women’s Soccer League.

“I believe that because of what they have done they are not just a sports brand, they also have this belief system, this personality,” said Erich Joachimsthaler, founder and CEO of brand consulting firm Vivaldi. “They have richness and depth and texture of the brand. To me, they are more than just a winning sports team.”

Joachimsthaler said that “it’s hard to put a monetary value” on his expectations, which was echoed by Powell and Weil.

VanHaaren said that the depth of the characters and personalities involved – not only in soccer but in many sports now – have prompted changes in the way that athletic brands approach their ads.

He pointed to an ad Nike released after Tiger Woods’ comeback win at the Masters earlier this year, where they spliced a number of his winning putts through the years, dating all the way back to when he was 3 years old.

“The video that Nike put out when he won, it wasn’t about Nike’s products. It was about Tiger Woods’ journey through his whole process,” VanHaaren said. “Nike is featured very, very sparsely in that video.”

Similarly, Nike released a now-viral minute-long ad after the Women’s National Team victory, where the message is as much about women’s empowerment as it is about soccer.

“I really do think that’s a big part of the success that Nike’s had … they didn’t make it about themselves, they made it about the women and their message. It wasn’t about the jersey, it was about the people wearing the jersey,” VanHaaren said.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019

Trump ramps up attacks on UK ambassador, calls him ‘wacky,’ foreign minister calls his comments ‘disrespectful’

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(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday dialed up his criticism of the U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch, calling him “wacky” and “a very stupid guy.”

The president’s latest criticism, which came in a series of tweets, followed the president’s declaration on Monday that the U.S. “will no longer deal with” Darroch after diplomatic cables leaked to the Daily Mail in which Darroch called Trump’s administration “inept” and “incompetent.”

The president also offered additional criticism for outgoing U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May for failing to achieve a Brexit deal after she “went her own foolish way” instead of listening to his advice

In a sign of just how far tensions have increased, U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted back at Trump that his comments were “disrespectful.”

Darroch’s future relationship with the U.S. was unclear. He was also disinvited from a dinner Monday night with the president at the Treasury Department in honor of the Amir of Qatar, according to a U.S. official. White House officials said this is an example of the kind of treatment Darroch will likely receive in the aftermath of the leak.

At the same time, May’s government has made it clear it’s backing him.

“We have made clear to the U.S. how unfortunate this leak is. The selective extracts leaked do not reflect the closeness of, and the esteem in which we hold, the relationship. At the same time we have also underlined the importance of Ambassadors being able to provide honest, unvarnished assessments of the politics in their country. Sir Kim Darroch continues to have the Prime Minister’s full support,” a May spokesman said in a statement.

Despite President Trump’s tweet that “we will no longer deal with” Darroch, the State Department said Tuesday it will and has not been given any instructions not to.

“We will continue to deal with all accredited individuals until we get any further guidance from the White House or the president, which we will of course abide by the president’s direction,” said spokesperson Morgan Ortagus.

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Trading meth for Mezcal: ‘Breaking Bad’ stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are breaking into the alcohol biz

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Ursula Coyote/AMC Former Breaking Bad co-stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are indeed reuniting for a new project – though perhaps not the one fans were expecting.

After teasing an upcoming collaboration over the past few weeks, they revealed in a joint Instagram post Tuesday that they’re now in the alcohol business. They’ve teamed up to create a new brand of Mezcal called Dos Hombres.

Cranston and Paul explain that they had the idea three years ago while sitting in a sushi bar in New York. After that, they began traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico in search of the perfect Mezcal – until finally they found it “on a dirt-road, in [a] tiny village, hours away from the center of town.”

“Holy s*** it was perfect. We looked at each other and just simply nodded. This is it,” they wrote. “We named it Dos Hombres – two guys on a quest.”

They continue, “It’s been a long and crazy journey and we couldn’t be happier to share this with you and the rest of the world. We are crazy about the taste, the aroma, and the versatility of this smokey, age-old alcohol. Try it, and let us know what you think.”

Of course, fans were hoping the two were reuniting for the Breaking Bad movie set to come out later this year on Netflix. But now they can drown their sorrows with a nice glass of Dos Hombres.

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Posted On 09 Jul 2019