Watch as some of the top athletes in the world – like Canada’s Alysha Newman, Sarah Mitton, and Marco Arop – visit the Parisian capital for the next stop of the 2023 Diamond League.
Watch as some of the top athletes in the world – like Canada’s Alysha Newman, Sarah Mitton, and Marco Arop – visit the Parisian capital for the next stop of the 2023 Diamond League.
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On Thursday, Donald Trump became the first former US president to be indicted over a federal criminal charge after he confirmed that he has been indicted on charges of mishandling over 100 classified documents at his Florida estate.
The Justice Department did not immediately publicly confirm the development, but several media reports, confirming sources, said that the indictment included seven criminal counts.
The seven counts Trump will be tried upon include willfully retaining national defence secrets in violation of the Espionage Act, making false statements and obstruction of justice conspiracy.
On this social Truth Social platform, Trump blasted the “corrupt” Biden administration.
“The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax,” Trump wrote.
Trump said he has been summoned to appear in federal court in Miami on Tuesday at 3 pm.
“I never thought it possible that such a thing could happen to a former President of the United States,” he wrote.
About half an hour after his initial post on Truth Social, Trump took to Truth Social again. This time with a video.
“I am innocent,” he stressed.
In a statement after his initial online posts, the Trump campaign lashed out at what it called an “unprecedented abuse of power” and called for the indictment to be thrown out.
Trump “has long been the biggest threat and the top political target for Joe Biden and the corrupt Democrat Party,” his campaign said in a statement.
“Today’s act of open legal ‘warfare’ by the highly politicised and partisan Department of Injustice, has taken things to a new level, and set a dangerous precedent.”
In the spring of 2021, a team of officials from the National Archives and Records Administration reached out to representatives for Trump after finding out that important material from his time in office was missing from their collection.
According to the Presidential Records Act, White House documents are considered property of the US government and must be preserved.
In December 2021, a Trump representative told the National Archives that presidential records had been found at Mar-a-Lago. A month later, the National Archives retrieved 15 boxes of documents from Trump’s Florida home, later telling Justice Department officials that they contained “a lot” of classified material.
In May 2022, the FBI and Justice Department issued a subpoena for remaining classified documents that were said to be with Trump. Later, investigators who went to visit the property to collect the records were given roughly three dozen documents and a sworn statement from Trump’s lawyers attesting that the requested information had been returned.
However, that turned out to be false. The federal officials then returned to Mar-a-Lago in August 2022 after obtaining a search warrant and seized more than 33 boxes and containers totalling 11,000 documents from a storage room and an office, including 100 classified documents.
In total, around 300 documents with classification markings — including some at the top secret level — have been recovered from Trump since he left office in January 2021.
If convicted of violating the Espionage Act, the former president could face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The law criminalises the illegal removal of any sensitive materials which relate to national defence.
ABC News reported that the rumoured charges against Trump might put him behind bars for five to 20 years if convicted.
Trump still faces other open criminal investigations. They include an inquiry led by Department of Justice’s Jack Smith into Trump’s efforts to hold onto power following his election loss, and how they led to the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol. There is also an investigation by a prosecutor in Georgia into his attempts to reverse his 2020 election loss in that vital swing state.
Trump is scheduled to go on trial in Manhattan next March after he was charged in connection with a hush-money payment to a porn star.
Apparently, no. Neither the indictment nor a conviction would prevent Trump from running for or winning the presidency in 2024.
In fact, immediately after revealing that he has been indicted, his team announced that it has raised over $4 million in fundraising in the 24 hours after the news became public, far surpassing its previous record after the FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.
Many of Trump’s challengers have jumped to his defence after the news of the indictment broke.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Trump’s top rival for the 2024 nomination, accused the Justice Department of political bias in charging the former president.
“The weaponization of federal law enforcement represents a mortal threat to a free society,” DeSantis tweeted. “We have for years witnessed an uneven application of the law depending upon political affiliation.”
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said he felt the justice system’s “scales are weighted” based on politics.
Former Vice President Mike Pence said earlier Thursday that if Trump were to be indicted, he would hope the Justice Department had strong evidence.
(With inputs from agencies)
The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has said that the country’s all-powerful army has set a stage for his “court martial” saying that it was the “end of democracy” and the “end of justice” in the politically and economically beleaguered nation.
The former cricket star’s comments came a day after Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah accused Khan of planning the countrywide violence that erupted after his arrest on May 9. Earlier the country`s army vowed to try the “masterminds and planners” of May 9 violence in military courts.
Talking to reporters after appearing before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday in connection with 10 different cases, including two ongoing petitions and eight new bail petitions, the 70-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief said he knew he would be tried by a military court, PTI reported.
“The trial in the military court will be illegal,” he was quoted as saying.
“They knew that over 150 cases registered against me are baseless and there is no chance of my conviction in these bogus cases, therefore, they have decided to conduct my trial in the military court,” Khan said.
Pakistan`s powerful army on Wednesday vowed to tighten the “noose of law” around “planners and masterminds” who mounted a “hate-ripened and politically-driven rebellion” against the state.
Khan dispelled the impression of being sidelined within the party and also dismissed the rumours about leaving Pakistan. “I don`t have money to live in any other country because the [UK] pound has crossed Rs 400 and I can`t afford to stay there,” he said.
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He also rejected the rumours of a “bitter” meeting with PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi and said that he has cordial relations with the former foreign minister. Earlier, Khan spent four hours in the office of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Rawalpindi and replied in detail to the queries of the accountability watchdog in the Al Qadir corruption case.
The arrest of Khan by paramilitary personnel from the Islamabad High Court premises on May 9 triggered unrest in Pakistan, leading to several deaths and dozens of military and state installations being destroyed by the angry PTI protesters.
Khan, a cricketer-turned-politician, was ousted from power in April last year after losing a no-confidence vote in his leadership, which he alleged was part of a US-led conspiracy targeting him because of his independent foreign policy decisions on Russia, China and Afghanistan. (With inputs from agencies)
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Having a caring and loving partner is a gift that can significantly enhance your life (Image: News18)
In a world where relationships can sometimes be challenging, finding a caring and loving partner is like discovering a rare gem. They go above and beyond to make you feel cherished and supported. They are there for you during the highs and lows, and their actions speak volumes about their love and care for you. If you’re fortunate enough to have such a partner, here are six signs to look out for that indicate you have a caring and loving soulmate by your side.
A caring and loving partner is your biggest cheerleader and support system. They stand by your side through thick and thin, offering unwavering support in every aspect of your life. Whether it is a new career path, dealing with personal challenges, or striving for personal growth, they are there to encourage and uplift you.
A good partner rejoices in your accomplishments and celebrates your successes as if they were their own. They take genuine pride in your achievements, big or small, and make you feel like a champion. Their love isn’t threatened by your accomplishments; instead, they offer unwavering support and encouragement, cheering you on every step of the way.
A caring and loving partner recognises the importance of spending quality time together. Despite life’s busy schedules, they make an extra effort to create meaningful moments. Whether it’s going on romantic dates, planning weekend getaways, or simply enjoying each other’s company at home, they prioritise nurturing the bond you share.
Actions truly speak louder than words, and a caring and loving partner consistently shows their love for you through their actions. They go the extra mile to make you feel special, whether it’s through small gestures of kindness or surprises that bring a smile to your face. From cooking your favorite meal to leaving you sweet notes, they continually show their affection and care, making you feel loved.
Effective communication is very important in any relationship, and a caring and loving partner understands this. They foster open and honest communication, creating an environment where you can freely express your thoughts, concerns, and emotions. They actively listen to you, communicate their own feelings openly, and work together with you to resolve conflicts and strengthen your bond.
In a caring and loving bond, both partners are willing to make compromises and seek mutual solutions when conflicts arise. Your partner shows a genuine willingness to find common ground and work together to resolve differences. They value the relationship and prioritize finding solutions that benefit both of you.
Having a caring and loving partner is a gift that can significantly enhance your life. These six signs serve as a guide to help you recognise the presence of a caring and loving soulmate. If you have found a partner who embodies these qualities, cherish and appreciate them, for they are truly a blessing in your life.
Lucy Letby has denied she is a “very calculating” serial killer who has “deliberately misled” the jury in her trial about the alleged murder of babies.
On a tense final day of cross-examination, the nurse admitted having been very active socially and “drinking fizz and going to the races” at a time she claimed her life had been devastated.
Letby, now 33, had said she was suicidal after being isolated from all but three colleagues and that her “whole world was stopped” when she was removed from the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester hospital in July 2016.
But the prosecutor, Nick Johnson KC, said on Friday that the defendant’s social diary in the following months was “peppered with you out socialising with lots of different people from the unit”.
He asked: “All the time, really, you had a very, very active social life, didn’t you?” Letby replied: “Yes.”
Johnson put it to the defendant that she had deliberately misled the jury about the impact of her removal from the unit.
Letby is accused of fatally injecting newborns with insulin, air or milk during a 12-month period at the Countess of Chester hospital. She denies murdering seven babies and attempting to kill 10 other infants between June 2015 and June 2016.
Giving evidence for a 14th day at Manchester crown court, Letby repeatedly denied she was in a romantic relationship with a married doctor she met several times in the months after her removal.
She admitted they had been on a day trip to London and had planned another trip to the capital that was cancelled.
The pair exchanged texts with a love heart, the jury heard, and met several times in early 2017 including at a Starbucks and at Cheshire Oaks designer outlet. He “was a married man, it was not a relationship at all, it was a friendship”, she said.
Johnson also put it to Letby that she had deliberately misled the jury about the circumstances of her arrest.
She had claimed she was arrested in her pyjamas” but the prosecutor said she was in fact taken away in a blue Lee Cooper leisure suit over a nightie.
Asked what she had hoped to gain by claiming she had been arrested in her pyjamas, Letby replied: “Because that’s what happened the first time.” When asked if she wanted the court to see the video of her arrest, she did not respond.
“You are a very calculating woman aren’t you, Lucy Letby?” Johnson asked. “No,” she replied.
The prosecutor went on: “You tell lies deliberately, don’t you?” “No,” Letby answered.
“The reason you tell lies is to try to get sympathy from people, isn’t it? Try to get attention from people?” Johnson asked.
“No,” she said.
“By killing these children you got quite a lot of attention, didn’t you?” he asked.
“I didn’t kill the children,” she replied.
The prosecutor put it to Letby that she was “getting quite a lot of attention now, aren’t you?”. The defendant did not respond.
Johnson also asked Letby about Post-it notes on which she had written “I am an awful person” and “I will never know what it’s like to have a family”.
She said she had written the notes because “despite having done nothing wrong I was still in the position that I was in and I couldn’t see that was going to end”.
The prosecutor pointed out that Letby had been moved to a well-paid job in the hospital’s risk and patient safety office. She agreed that she also had a car, a house, and a boyfriend. “There were times in those years that I did have good times, yes,” she said.
Johnson said she had been “drinking fizz” and “going to the races”. The defendant agreed.
The reason she wrote “I am an awful person,” he went on, is because “you knew you had killed or grievously injured those children.”
“No,” Letby replied.
Johnson asked: “That’s the truth, isn’t it?”
“No,” she said.
“And you’re a murderer?” he asked.
“No,” she replied.
The trial continues.
While the summer months have you all yearning for whites and florals, Janhvi Kapoor makes a strong case for neons to brighten up your wardrobe this season (Image: Instagram)
Janhvi Kapoor is a true fashion icon for Generation Z. The actress looks great in everything she wears, from hefty dresses to floor-grazing ethnics and even plain casuals. Summers demand for light attire, but does that mean compromising style? Janhvi says no. She has shared a series of photos of herself in a statement black outfit, relaxing in the sun by the lake. We are certainly impressed by the actress’s innate beauty. Check out her pictures below.
Janhvi Kapoor donned a short, black, ribbed dress with a plunging neckline. The outfit had a fitted bodice that fitted her curves well and a buttoned front appearance. Janhvi did not style her voluminous locks. Instead, she left them open to catch the wind.
The actress shunned heavy makeup and showed off her radiant skin. The only accessory that could be spotted was a black stone finger ring. Posting the pictures on Instagram, she wrote, “Golden Hour.”
Janhvi Kapoor swears by bodycon fashion, and her recent Instagram carousel is proof enough. She shared glimpses of her life, but what drew our attention was the neon yellow body-fitted attire, which she wore while posing against a backdrop of trees. The vibrant dress made the rich green fauna behind her appear dull in comparison.
While the summer months have you all yearning for whites and florals, Janhvi Kapoor makes a strong case for neons to brighten up your wardrobe this season. Surya Sarkar designed the bodycon dress, which featured a twisted knot just below the neck and a cutaway followed by a corseted waist. The stunning dress was set in a solid neon hue, with the SS insignia in gold embellished near the navel. Despite the lack of designs or sequins on the garment, the bright yellow colour drew attention.
Janhvi kept her makeup basic, with pinkish nude lips, strong mascara, and delicate eyeliner, as well as huge curls falling down her neck. She also kept her accessories to a minimum, wearing only one green stone ring.
Janhvi Kapoor will be seen in filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari’s next project Bawaal, with Varun Dhawan. She will also appear in Mr. and Mrs. Maahi, a sports drama starring Rajkummar Rao. She just began filming for their upcoming film NTR 30, in which she will appear alongside South star Jr NTR.
Millions have an abnormal heart rhythm or arrythmia — and many don’t even realise it.
The most common type is atrial fibrillation (AF), which causes an irregular and often unusually fast heartbeat and drastically raises the risk of a stroke.
If diagnosed, AF can be treated.
However, it’s estimated there are at least 270,000 people in the UK who are unaware they have the condition, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The figure is thought to stand at closer to 1.5million in the US.
‘What remains troubling is the sheer number of people who are undiagnosed and unaware they are living with a heightened risk of stroke,’ says BHF medical director, Professor Sir Nilesh Samani.
It’s believed around three million Brits have an abnormal heart rhythm or arrythmia – and many may not even realise it
‘Finding people with this hidden threat must remain a priority.’
Trudie Lobban, founder of the Arrhythmia Alliance, a coalition of patients, healthcare professionals and policymakers, adds: ‘Heart rhythm disorders are a leading cause of sudden cardiac death and devastating strokes.
‘And yet too few people are aware of the rhythm of their heart.’
To mark World Heart Rhythm Week, experts are highlighting the importance of being aware of arrhythmia warning signs and getting things checked out. Here’s what you need to know…
Arrhythmias can affect all age groups
However, AF is most common in older age groups.
As Dr Anthony Chow, a consultant cardiologist at The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, explains: ‘Heart rhythm problems are a very common condition that can affect all age groups.
‘But AF is more common in older people.
‘It can be as common as [affecting] 10 per cent of the population in their 70s, and almost 29 per cent of those in their 80s.’
From a ‘fluttering’ sensation in your chest to feeling as though your heart has skipped a beat, there are signs of an arrhythmia to watch out for
Arrhythmias can have many causes
Lobban says many conditions can cause heart rhythm problems, including thyroid disorders, infections and sleep apnoea.
Triggers can also include stress, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, diet pills, and cough or cold medicines.
‘But there is usually an underlying physical reason for it,’ Lobban adds.
Warning signs to look out for
Key warning signs, according to Dr Chow, are palpations (a thumping or fluttering sensation in your heart/chest), dizzy spells and feeling faint, breathlessness, chest discomfort, and feeling overly tired.
These things don’t automatically mean you have a heart problem, but it’s important to get any symptoms checked out.
And Dr Chow adds: ‘Not everyone experiences these exact symptoms and, in some cases, patients can experience no symptoms at all.’
How to measure your heart rhythm
There are many ways heart rhythms can be measured clinically, through ECGs or monitors. You can check your pulse yourself at home, too.
‘The easiest way to detect an arrhythmia is to feel your pulse and hence your heart rhythm – is it irregular, too fast, or too slow?’ says Lobban. ‘Such a simple thing as a 30-second pulse rhythm check can literally save your life.’
The Heart Rhythm Alliance has a ‘know your pulse’ guide on their website. Lobban says you should sit down for five minutes beforehand, and remember that any stimulants you’ve taken, like caffeine or nicotine, will affect the rate.
You’ll need a watch that measures seconds (take it off to do the test), or your phone timer could work. Hold your left or right hand out with your palm facing up and elbow slightly bent. With your other hand, place your index and middle fingers on your wrist near the base of your thumb, between the bone and stringy thumb tendon, to find your pulse.
Once you’ve found your pulse, maintain a firm pressure and count the beats for 30 seconds, then multiply by two to get your heart rate in beats per minute. If your heart rhythm is irregular, you should count for one minute and don’t multiply.
Arrhythmia can cause many serious health problems
Heart arrhythmia can cause a variety of serious heart health complications including strokes, heart failure and heart attacks, explains Dr Chow.
‘Heart arrhythmias, in particular AF, are often associated with an increased risk of blood clots, so it’s extremely important to be aware of the warning signs,’ he says.
‘If a blood clot breaks loose, it can travel directly from the heart to the brain, which can cause a stroke.
‘You should consult your doctor and get referred to a cardiac rhythm specialist for assessment if you have significant symptoms.’
When to see a doctor
If you have any previous history of heart problems and/or are becoming increasingly concerned about palpations, you should speak to a medical expert, Dr Chow advises. Those with a family history of arrythmia and/or sudden cardiac death should also make sure they get checked out.
‘It’s not usual that we’re aware of our heart beating, unless there’s a disturbed rhythm,’ he says.
‘You should speak to your doctor if your heart palpations are lasting a long time, or aren’t improving and seem to be getting worse.
‘Acute instances of symptoms could be a warning sign of something more serious, so it’s important to seek medical advice if you’re concerned. In some cases, arrhythmia could be an indication of a medical emergency such as a heart attack.’
Treatment for arrhythmia
Arrhythmias can be treated in a variety of ways. ‘Some require no more than reassurance after diagnosis, but others may need drug therapy, or implantation of an electrical device such as a pacemaker or ICD,’ says Lobban.
Dr Chow says therapies such as cardioversion can be used to reset the heart rhythm by sending a shock through the chest to the heart, and there are also procedures and surgeries including catheter ablation, where wires are threaded through blood vessels directly to the heart and heat is used to create tiny scars in the heart to block abnormal electrical signs and restore a normal heartbeat.
Dr Chow adds: ‘Most people with abnormal heart rhythms can lead a normal life when the condition has been properly diagnosed and managed.’