Now come all the great Washington “conservatives” lambasting President Trump for threatening to declare a “national emergency” so he can finally build the promised southern border wall that got him elected president. These out-of-the-blue “constitutionalists” have lined up alongside the open border Democrats who for years have airily dismissed U.S. citizens’ alarm over the open border as a “manufactured crisis.” These critics are all of a sudden worried that Mr. Trump will overreach his executive authority. Even more fundamentally, they cringe, this action by a president will forever grant unchecked new powers to every future president. Why did Congress invent the National Emergencies Act in the first place if it is such a threat to the Constitution? And where has all this angst been the five dozen times presidents have declared national emergencies since the law was created in 1976? Now come these Republican … [Read more...] about The Nuclear Option: In What World Is an Invasion of More than 10 million People Not an Emergency?
Viet Nam News NEW YORK — A new production of Porgy and Bess -- the classic set in a poor, black neighborhood in the American south -- will open the Metropolitan Opera’s next season, the New York company announced on Wednesday. The 2019-20 season at the prestigious house will open September 23 with its first run of the bluesy opera by American composer George Gershwin in nearly three decades, with Eric Owens and Angel Blue cast as the leads. The new Met season -- the second under the leadership of Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin -- will feature five new productions total, including two making their house debuts: Philip Glass’ Akhnaten in November and Handel’s 18th Century satire "Agrippina" in February, which will feature the star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. Next season’s highlights also include Sir Bryn Terfel for the first time since 2012 in a new rendition of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander, and a new production of Alban Berg’s … [Read more...] about ‘Porgy Bess’ to open next Met Opera season
Viet Nam News LONDON — Pop rockers The 1975 stole the show at British pop music’s annual celebration on Wednesday, winning the coveted Best Album Brit award with US singer Pink also honoured. The Manchester four-piece claimed the prize for their raw number one album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships ahead of Florence + The Machine and indie singer George Ezra. The band also claimed the best British group award -- speaking out against misogyny in their acceptance speech -- before performing Sincerity Is Scary for the thousands packed into the London’s O2 Arena at the 39th annual ceremony, which recognised Britain’s top talent of 2018. Australian A-lister Hugh Jackman kicked off proceedings in a blaze of Hollywood razzamatazz, performing "the Greatest Show" from hit musical The Greatest Showman accompanied by scores of gravity-defying dancers. George Ezra was the night’s early winner, taking the Best Male Solo Artist award, beating off … [Read more...] about Pop rockers The 1975 win big at Brits
By: Ashok Kini 21 Feb 2019 3:56 AM GMT “This is an “SOS call” (Save Our Souls call) from two sinking families of the dear ones of a person lying in 'comatose state', finding it extremely difficult to see the ways and means in procuring funds to provide adequate treatment and life support to the victim, who was the sole bread winner of the family, besides the need for their daily sustenance.” The High Court of Kerala, issued guidelines to deal with the procedure for appointment of Guardian to a patient lying in 'comatose state'. The bench comprising Justice PR Ramachandra Menon and Justice N. Anil Kumar observed that no specific provision is available in any Statutes to deal with the procedure for such appointment of Guardian to a victim lying in 'comatose state'. The court was considering two writ petitions in which family members of a patient in comatose state had approached the court for appointing them as 'Guardian' of the patient in comatose state … [Read more...] about Kerala HC Issues Guidelines For Appointment Of Guardian To Patients Lying In Comatose State
Updated 9:02 pm CST, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. Authorities say an initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used in the mass shooting. less Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. Authorities say an initial ... more Photo: Nam Y. Huh, AP Photo: Nam Y. Huh, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, … [Read more...] about Funeral held for youngest victim of factory shooting