A statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, the founder of gynecology, stands on Fifth Avenue and 103rd street in East Harlem. And, at least until Sunday afternoon, its back-end was spray-painted with the word “Racist.” WCBS 880 reported that his eyes and neck were also graffitied.No one has been arrested for the incident. The New York Police Department is investigating.Sims, an Alabama native, revolutionized the way doctors treat fistulas, and set the stage for modern gynecology. His research culminated in 1849. Problem was, he perfected his treatment on slave women, who, at best, were not in a position to say no to a white man. And he did it all without anesthesia. Despite initial fame, his stock fell in the 1970s thanks to changing attitudes about race in America, according to a New York Times profile. In any case, he claimed that his patients wanted him to perform the treatments.The vandalism comes after New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other local … [Read more...] about Vandal Spray-Painted Statue of Doctor Who Experimented on Female Slaves
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Todd Frazier’s Salt and Pepper celebration is making its way to the Little League field, too. The Mets third baseman posted a video on Instagram of his son, Blake, doing the celebration after getting a base hit off Frazier’s brother, Jeff, during a Little League game in Frazier’s hometown of Toms River, N.J., on Saturday. “I told him to do it and he wouldn’t,” Frazier said before Saturday’s game. “Had to keep pushing him a bit before he did.” Got the big blakester doing the #saltnpepper haahhah I was crying after he did this #LetsGoMets oh and also hit an absolute scud to left. #oppypower 😂 A post shared by Todd Frazier (@flavafraz21) on Apr 14, 2018 at 11:18am PDT Blake also seemed to inherit some of his father’s power, too. Frazier, who hit two home runs Friday night, seemed giddy in his caption about the opposite field single his son ripped. “Got the big blakester … [Read more...] about Todd Frazier’s young son joins in on Mets’ salt and pepper celebration
PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 June 2018 Mike Brooke Lutfur Rahman at launch of his Aspire party that was later wiped ourt in the 2018 Tower Hamlets Council election. Picture: Mike Brooke Mike Brooke Investigators probing corruption, fraud and bribery in the overturned 2014 Tower Hamlets council election that brought down Lutfur Rahman are gathering fresh evidence previously “overlooked by the police”, it has emerged this week. Rahman soon after his High Court ban in 2015 arriving at a supporters' rally in Mile End. Picture: Mike Brooke Just 10 matters were being investigated when HM Inspectorate of Constabulary launched its own ‘Operation Lynemouth’ inquiry following the stalled Met Police investigations that came under fire at City Hall last year for not having made any arrests since 2014. There was a 12-month time limit under the 1983 Representation of the People Act which could be extended another year—but now having run out. Now HM investigators have … [Read more...] about Evidence ‘overlooked by Met Police’ into Lutfur Rahman’s Tower Hamlets election uncovered by HM Inspectorate
FAMOUS for its rainy weather, Britain has had a suprising run of blazing sun this year - but now there's rain on the way. Here's where it's going to hit and the latest from the Met Office rainfall radar, thunderstorms and all. Where is it going to rain? The weather has been particularly wonderful the past few weeks but the sunshine is going to be broken up by thunderstorms and heavy rain. Yellow weather warnings have been set up for Wales and it's likely to storm in Scotland as well over the next couple of days. In comparison, England ought to remain mostly dry. What about the next few days? Today: After a cloudy start in the east, today will be warm and sunny in most places. However, there will be patchy cloud/drizzle in northeast Scotland and some heavy, perhaps thundery showers, mainly in Wales and western England. Tonight: Showers will ease in Wales and the southwest during the evening but probably continue overnight across parts of northwest England. Most of the UK will have … [Read more...] about Rain map UK – where is it going to rain and what is the latest from the Met Office rainfall radar?