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James Mattis is not an imposing man. At 5-foot-9, with a slight build, he doesn’t have the physical presence you might expect from someone whose nickname is “Mad Dog.” He doesn’t have, say, H.R. McMaster’s bull neck or booming voice. Yet Mattis loomed large over U.S. national security policy, such as it is, under this presidency—so much so that his long-expected but still-sudden resignation Thursday had Washington reporters competing to see who could dial up the most hair-raising quotes warning of catastrophe ahead. (My contribution: One former top official who speaks regularly to the White House offered only a one-word reaction over email: “Alarming.”)Story Continued Below When I met Mattis for the first time, at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, the retired Marine general was still fuming over his treatment by the Barack Obama administration—he was fired as Central Command chief, basically, for urging a more … [Read more...] about Why Mattis Had to Go
Worthing’s town centre manager has explained why there has not been a late-night shopping event in the town this Christmas season. Sharon Clarke, of, Worthing Town Centre Initiative said that while some shops had decided to extend their opening hours in the lead up to Christmas, no specific late-night shopping event had been planned. This is because not enough shops were willing to stay open late, she said, due to low customer turnout during late-night shopping events in the past.“We have tried to convince shops to stay open so that we can do a big event but unfortunately we can’t get the shops to stay open,” she said. “If someone comes down for a late-night shopping event they expect to be able to shop.”For the last two winters, the Worthing Town Centre Initiative has invested £15,000 in late-night shopping events – with S Club performing in the town centre in 2016 and a fireworks event in 2017. However Mrs Clarke said only about 15 … [Read more...] about This is why there’s no late-night shopping event in Worthing this Christmas
OKLAHOMA CITY — Parker Waldridge had worked in the Oklahoma oilfields since he was 16 and acquired the traits that make a good driller: fortitude, intellect and a healthy respect for the power of a runaway gas well. And so, when Waldridge's wife, Dianna, heard there had been an accident on a rig he was working near Quinton, in the southeastern corner of the state, last January 22, she tried to stay calm. Parker, an independent contractor hired as a well site consultant, was obsessed with safety and had not once expressed fear about a job during their 34-year marriage, she told herself. Still, on the four-hour drive to Quinton from their home in Crescent, north of Oklahoma City, dread began to creep in. Dianna had learned before leaving that Parker was among five men missing after an explosion on Patterson Rig 219, operated by Houston-based Patterson-UTI. At a church in Quinton, she sat with her four grown daughters, a son-in-law and the other workers' families, awaiting … [Read more...] about Worries about worker dangers grow amid US oil and gas boom
The world was shocked by Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s recent claim that he’d brought to term twin babies whose genes – inheritable by their own potential descendants – he had modified as embryos. The genetic edit, He said, was meant to make the girls resistant to HIV infection. Scientists within China and across the world responded to the announcement with a mixture of incredulity and alarm. But as a historian of biology who has closely followed biomedicine in China over the past few years, I was less surprised by these developments. Set within the context of China’s approach to biomedical ethics and its rampant global ambitions, He’s actions fit into a wider pattern of dangerous excess. Since He did not publish any of his results in scientific journals there’s no way of knowing yet whether his claims are true, false or exaggerated in some way. But what seems the most surprising outside of China is that He believed – gambled, perhaps … [Read more...] about China’s win-at-all-costs approach suggests it will follow its own dangerous path in biomedicine