US Navy orders ‘operational pause’ after deadly collision

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain, with a hole on its portside after a collision with an oil tanker, makes its way to Changi naval base in Singapore

The US Navy on Monday ordered a worldwide “operational pause” to reassess its fleet after a destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, leaving 10 sailors missing and five injured.

The dramatic pre-dawn accident sent water flooding into the USS John S. McCain, which limped into port in the city-state under escort later in the day. It was the second major accident involving a US warship in two months.

“This trend demands more forceful action. As such, I have directed an operational pause be taken in all of our fleets around the world,” Navy Admiral John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, said in a statement.

“I want our fleet commanders to get together with their leaders and their commands to ensure that we are taking all appropriate and immediate actions to ensure safe and effective operations around the world,” he added.

“In addition to that operational pause I have directed a more comprehensive review to ensure that we get at the contributing factors, the root causes of these incidents.”

Richardson said the review would come in addition to ongoing investigations into the collision of the USS McCain, and that of the destroyer USS Fitzgerald two months earlier off Japan, which left seven American sailors dead.

A search involving ships and aircraft from three countries was launched for the missing sailors after Monday’s collision with the Alnic MC, which took place in the Singapore Strait near the Strait of Malacca.

Analysts said the accident raised questions about whether the US Navy was overstretched in Asia as it seeks to combat Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea and North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.

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‘There’s no question it did a lot of good’: Former CEO of Rentboy.com is sentenced to six months for promoting prostitution despite judge saying the escort service IMPROVED conditions for sex workers

The former CEO of a male escort service website was sentenced in Brooklyn on Wednesday to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty last year to promoting prostitution.

Jeffrey Hurant, who ran the site Rentboy.com, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Margo K. Brodie, who said she wanted to send a deterrent message even though she acknowledged the business improved conditions for some sex workers.

‘The very thing that is illegal – there is no question it did a lot of good,’ Brodie said of the website as she also announced a $7,500 fine. ‘Almost two decades of committing a crime. That can’t go unpunished.’

 Jeffrey Hurant, who ran the site Rentboy.com, was sentenced to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty last year to promoting prostitution

 ‘I disagree with the law I violated. I am obliged to follow it,’ he said. ‘My company mitigated many of the dangers of sex work.’

Prosecutors sought at least a short prison term to deter operators of other escort services from similar misconduct

Hurant defended the business he said he ran openly for 20 years, saying many sex workers had told him that the website enabled them to work safely and independently after years of laboring in deplorable conditions.

‘I disagree with the law I violated. I am obliged to follow it,’ he said. ‘My company mitigated many of the dangers of sex work.’

Prosecutors sought at least a short prison term to deter operators of other escort services from similar misconduct, while his lawyers argued he deserves probation.

Federal guidelines recommended 15 to 21 months, and Brodie acknowledged her turmoil over the case and ultimately sentenced him to six months. His lawyers asked for a week to decide when he would turn himself in to serve his jail time, WHTC reported. 

In letters to the court, lawmakers, civil rights organizations and other supporters cautioned that a tough sentence could send the wrong message to the gay community.

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The case is troubling ‘because it harkens back to a dark chapter in our nation’s history when the government used its vast resources to target and threaten LGBT adults by exposing their private consensual sexual activity,’ wrote state Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat.

Five New York City council members from the LGBT community also signed a letter arguing that ‘a harsh sentence will serve neither society nor the rehabilitation of Mr. Hurant.’ 

Other letters written last year by two Democratic congressmen from New York, Jerrold Nadler and Sean Patrick Maloney, to the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security questioned whether the agencies had wasted time and resources on pursuing a victimless crime.

Hurant had the support of two Democratic congressmen from New York who questioned whether the agencies had wasted time and resources on pursuing a victimless crime

Before authorities arrested Hurant and seized the Rentboy site, it had thousands of advertisers paying up to $300 a month, 500,000 visitors a day and revenues of $10 million in five years

Before authorities arrested Hurant and seized the Rentboy site, it had thousands of advertisers paying up to $300 a month, 500,000 visitors a day and revenues of $10 million in the past five years. 

The business hosted parties and an annual awards show for escorts called the Hookies.

Prosecutors had alleged that Rentboy was the equivalent of an online brothel, and what the site called escorts was actually prostitutes. 

They said proof was in explicit ads featuring nude photos, listings of all manner of physical attributes and pricing options ranging from $150 an hour to $3,500 for a weekend.

Homeland Security’s involvement in the takedown, along with an absence of any allegations that Rentboy was a menace to society beyond simple prostitution – like engaging in human trafficking or exploiting minors – stirred anger and fear in the gay community. 

Activists questioned why the agency would single out Rentboy when other escort websites, gay or straight, continue to do business.

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China opens first overseas base in Africa: media

China has officially opened its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, a major step for the country’s expansion of its military presence abroad

China has officially opened its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, state media said Tuesday, a major step for the country’s expansion of its military presence abroad.

Chinese military personnel, officials and guests attended a flag-raising ceremony and military parade to mark the occasion, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The event was timed to coincide with the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army, on August 1.

Officers and troops paraded for an audience that included Djibouti’s defence minister, Xinhua said.

The logistics base is the first of its kind for Beijing, which will use it to support “naval escorts in Africa and southwest Asia, (UN) peacekeeping and for humanitarian support,” according to a previous China defence ministry statement.

China sent its first deployment of troops to the facility on July 11, marking the occasion with a ceremony in the southern province of Guangdong.

China has described the base as “defensive in nature”, saying it will provide support for naval escorts, UN peacekeeping, anti-piracy and evacuating Chinese nationals from the region in case of emergency.

The Chinese navy has long assisted anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden, as well as UN peacekeeping efforts throughout Africa.

China started building the base in February 2016 in the entrepot on the Horn of Africa, where it will be stationed just a few miles from Camp Lemonnier, the United States’ only permanent base in Africa.

Beijing has made extensive infrastructure investments throughout the African continent as it seeks to gain access to natural resources and new markets.

Chinese banks have been major funders of at least 14 such projects in Djibouti, valued at 14.4 billion dollars in total, including a railway line that will halve transit times from Djibouti to Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa.

Home to only around 800,000 people, Djibouti also hosts troops from France and Japan.

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Australian women beat US 1-0 in Tournament of Nations

SEATTLE (AP) – Tameka Butt scored in the 67th minute and Australia beat the United States for the first time in the 28-game series, 1-0 in the Tournament of Nations on Thursday night.

The Matildas also snapped the Americans’ four-game winning streak.

Just moments after Butt’s goal got past goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, Carli Lloyd blasted a cross from Megan Rapinoe at Australia goalkeeper Lydia Williams, who made a fantastic save. Lloyd had another chance that sailed just over the net.

United States’ Samantha Mewis (3) and Australia’s Emily van Egmond (10) go for a head ball during the first half of a Tournament of Nations women’s soccer match, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

“I think at the end of the day we gave up a goal that was against the run of play and was unfortunate but we should have climbed our way back in and we were a little unlucky on those chances,” U.S. forward Alex Morgan said.

Japan and Brazil played to a 1-1 draw in the tournament’s opening game in the afternoon at CenturyLink Field.

Each of the four teams in the tournament is in the top 10 of the FIFA rankings. The top-ranked United States went into the game with a 25-0-2 record over the seventh-ranked Matildas.

Rapinoe, who plays for the NWSL’s Seattle Reign, had a good chance early in the game but the Americans were unable to break through. Rapinoe has 12 goals to lead the NWSL in scoring this season.

The Matildas have been on the rise of the past several years, with quarterfinal appearances in both the 2015 World Cup and the Olympics last year.

“We found a way to hang in there which is a good sign of maturity of this group and a massive hurdle that is the first time we’ve ever climbed that hurdle, especially against such a big opponent on home soil,” Australia coach Alen Stajcic said.

U.S. coach Jill Ellis said her players needed to be sharper, and they know that.

“I think we generated some chances and it didn’t go our way. Again I think we’re trying to put different pieces together, look at different things,” Ellis said.

In the earlier game Camila came off the bench to score for Brazil in the 87th minute. The blast from some 25 yards out was her first international goal.

Yuka Momiki, also a second-half sub, scored for Japan in the 63rd minute off a cross from Emi Nakajima.

Following the stop in Seattle, the tournament shifts to San Diego on Sunday before wrapping up in Carson, California, on Aug. 3.

U.S. Soccer is looking to host a Tournament of Nations each summer that there isn’t World Cup or Olympic competition.

U.S. fans cheer at the start of the team’s Tournament of Nations women’s soccer match against Australia, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe, upper center, stands as her teammates and youth escorts hold their hands on their hearts during the singing of the national anthem before the team’s Tournament of Nations women’s soccer match against Australia, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) takes a shot as Australia defender Ellie Carpenter (21) attempts the block in the first half of a Tournament of Nations women’s soccer match, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) moves the ball away from Australia defender Ellie Carpenter (21) in the first half of a Tournament of Nations women’s soccer match, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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‘It’s a grim reality’: Doctors blame a rise in heart attacks among Delhi’s young people on smoking

Increasing numbers of people are suffering from heart attacks in their early 20s because of smoking, doctors have said.

Chain smoker Rohan (name changed), 26, is among those to have been affected and was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) with severe chest pain two weeks ago.

He was suffering from a massive heart attack and doctors diagnosed a blockage of nearly 100 per cent in his left major artery, which immediately required an angioplasty (a procedure to widen the arteries).

Lokesh (above), aged 32, underwent angioplasty two years ago after a heart attack

Rohan works at a bank in Delhi and is also exposed to acute work stress, which health experts say is another risk factor in the rising number of heart attacks among younger generations.

Dr Ashwani Mehta, senior cardiologist at SGRH hospital told Mail Today: ‘This patient came to us last week at the emergency [department]. He suffered major chest pain and sweating. 

‘The patient had a history of chain smoking, due to which his left main arteries were totally blocked. He needed an urgent angioplasty [putting in a cardiac stent] to save his life. Postoperative, he is doing well and still under medication.’ 

Meanwhile Lokesh, 32, who underwent an angioplasty around two years ago after a heart attack, is on the road to recovery after quitting smoking.

He said: ’80 percent of my arteries were blocked when I suffered chest pain. It was all of the sudden and the doctors suggested immediate coronary stent procedure.’

Mail Today spoke to cardiac surgeons across leading hospitals in the city and answers were the same. Doctors say that over two decades ago, there were more patients between the age group of 50-60 compared to today, when the number of younger patients has increased.

Experts say that sedentary lifestyles, smoking, stress and lack of physical exercise are common reasons for heart related ailments. 

Dr Gautam Sharma, professor of cardiology department at AIIMS told Mail Today: ‘Yes, it true that more and more younger patients are turning up to the OPD for cardiology treatment. When we ask them about their lifestyle ? smoking and tobacco chewing habits are very common.

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‘Twenty years ago, we hardly saw a heart attack patient in his 20s or 30s. But today, it has become a grim reality.’ 

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‘Even in my last OPD, I have seen a 30-year-old patient suffer heart attack due to smoking and sedentary lifestyle.’

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Chinese warships conduct live-fire drills in Mediterranean

BEIJING (AP) – In a demonstration of the Chinese navy’s expanding global reach, the country’s latest-generation warships conducted live-firing drills in the Mediterranean Sea this week while en route to joint exercises with the Russian navy, the defense ministry said Wednesday.

The destroyer Hefei, frigate Yuncheng and support ship Luomahu took part in Monday’s drills involving the ship’s deck guns and small arms, the ministry said in a notice on its website.

“Maintaining a strict schedule of targeted exercises accomplishes transit, training and improvement en route, raising the flotilla’s training levels and capabilities,” it quote flotilla commander Liu Hui as saying.

FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2016, photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, officers and sailors of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy hold a welcome ceremony as a Russian naval ship arrives in port in Zhanjiang in southern China’s Guangdong Province. China says its latest-generation warships have conducted live-firing drills in the Mediterranean Sea Monday, July 10, 2017, while en route to joint exercises with the Russian navy. (Zha Chunming/Xinhua via AP, File)

The ships will next take part in the “Joint Sea 2017” exercises in waters off the Russian cities of St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad, part of growing cooperation between the countries’ militaries.

China’s navy is the world’s second-largest behind the U.S. and is increasingly operating in the Mediterranean, aided by the construction of a naval logistics base in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti.

Two naval ships departed Tuesday from the southern Chinese port of Zhanjiang with personnel to man the facility, China’s first overseas military base.

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“The U.S. Navy is also more combat ready because it has been actively participating in joint drills and regional wars for decades,” the official China Daily newspaper said in an editorial Wednesday.

“This means China has to work harder to become a major naval power that can better defend its territorial rights and sovereignty,” it said.

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‘Why can’t you control your dog?’ Stunned bystanders watch handcuffed black suspect writhe in agony as K9 mauls his arm and ignores its police handler

This is the shocking moment a K9 mauled a handcuffed suspect’s arm while a police officer unsuccessfully tried to pull it away.

The man arrested in San Diego, California, was left with a large open wound after the dog pounced on him and sank its teeth into its forearm.

Angel Nunez, captured the incident on his way to work, and posted the video to Facebook.

‘This K-9 officer had no control of his K-9,’ he captioned it.

‘There is something definitely wrong with this picture. The officer doesn’t seem to have the proper training. Also that dog is not well trained.’

Three police officers were present when  a K9 bit and twisted a man’s arm on the sidewalk in San Diego, California

The attack unfolded on Monday afternoon. While many believed the suspect may have provoked the dog, a commenter posted a video of how the incident initially unfolded seconds before Nunez’s clip.

The handcuffed man appears to have been in conversation with the police officer. It’s unclear what they talked about before the dog pounced on the man, forcing him to the ground. He then repeatedly says ‘okay, okay’ while the officer yells, ‘give me your hand!’

Nunez’s clip then shows the K9 biting the suspect, who is screaming in agony, while the officer unsuccessfully tries to get the animal off.

Within a few seconds, blood starts gushing out of the man’s arm. The video then shows two officers who arrive at the scene to hold the suspect’s legs down. Throughout the video the suspect repeatedly screams, ‘I am comfortable!’

A bystander then asks: ‘ You have no control of your dog whatsoever? Are you kidding me?’

The incident occurred on Monday afternoon. The handcuffed man appears to have been in conversation with the officer before the dog pounced

The K9 dog bit the man’s hand for about 30 seconds, while the officer unsuccessfully tried to get the animal off

 Another adds: ‘You guys have three versus one and you can’t get the dog off?’ 

One of the officers then yells at the bystanders to get back. ‘Shut up and get back!’ he said.

The same officer then escorts the K9 dog away while the other two rummage through the suspect’s pockets. 

‘My own dog is better trained than that,’ one of the bystanders, who appeared to be walking his dog, said.

The video has been viewed more than two million times on Facebook and has instigated debates about whether the police officers or the suspect was in the wrong.

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One commenter said: ‘The video begins during the middle of the incident but I’m pretty sure he resisted for the dog to attack him….stay out of trouble if you don’t want to get bit by a dog.’

Another posted: ‘Instead of helping save this man’s arm the other officers are more worried with holding down his legs!

‘That dog should be put down and that police department should be held responsible in civil court the same as any other pet owner!’ 

Blood gushes out of the man’s arm while two officers arrive at the scene to hold his legs down

The man was left with an open wound after the officer finally gets the K9 off

 

 

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U.S. military jets escort civilian plane into Honolulu airport

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. military on Friday scrambled two F-22 jets to escort a civilian airliner into Honolulu International Airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said.

“The F-22s escorted the airliner to the airport in accordance with homeland defense procedures. Local law enforcement responded once the civilian airliner was on the ground,” said Commander Dave Benham, without elaborating on the nature of the disturbance or name of the airline. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; editing by Diane Craft)

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Buffett donates $3.17 bln to Gates charity, four others

By Jonathan Stempel

July 10 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett on Monday donated roughly $3.17 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, his largest contribution in a more than decade-long plan to give away his fortune.

The billionaire investor’s 12th annual donation to the five charities comprised 18.63 million Class “B” shares of Berkshire, valued at $170.25 each as of Monday’s market close.

Berkshire said Buffett, 86, has made $27.54 billion in donations since 2006 to the five charities, including roughly $21.9 billion to the Gates Foundation.

Buffett still owns about 17 percent of Berkshire, the Omaha, Nebraska-based conglomerate he has run since 1965, despite having donated more than 40 percent of his holdings.

The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving health, reducing poverty and aiding education, is receiving about $2.42 billion of Monday’s donations.

Buffett also donated to the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, named for his late first wife, and the Howard G. Buffett, Sherwood and NoVo Foundations, respectively overseen by his children, Howard, Susan and Peter.

Following Monday’s donation, Buffet remained the world’s fourth-richest person, according to Forbes magazine.

Before the donations were announced, Forbes estimated Buffett’s net worth at $76.3 billion, trailing Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates’ $89.4 billion, Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ $84.8 billion, and Spanish retailing magnate Amancio Ortega’s $81.8 billion.

Gates is a close friend of Buffett and a Berkshire director.

Buffett typically reduces the number of shares he donates by 5 percent from the prior year.

The charities usually sell the Berkshire shares to finance their activities, reflecting Buffett’s desire that his money be spent. Buffett also makes smaller donations to other charities. (Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)

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Ever been to a spa at night? The Midnight Clinic is open all hours

 

I’m sitting in a robe and slippers waiting for my 10.30 massage?  that’s 10.30 at night!

Yep, I’m in The Midnight Clinic ? a new after-dark chill out experience located in the heart of theatre land, and expected to attract mostly local luvvies too pumped with adrenalin after curtain down to go to bed, but trying desperately to avoid the pub. 

“Theatre types are usually very highly strung,” says musical theatre star and owner of The Midnight Clinic, Chris Manoe, “so taking down time doesn’t come naturally to them.” This also explains the ilk of activities on offer here ? chart readings, life coaching and meditation, as well as the more obvious pampering treatments.

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Chris also runs creative agencies responsible for the production behind shows such as X Factor and Girls Aloud, and four years ago realised he was spending half a million pounds a year hiring space for castings, rehearsals and filming. So he invested in a rat-riddled building on Grape street ? now the rather beautiful and very rat free I.N.C Space ? which offers event and studio space for hire, as well as being a members’ club for performing artists.

I’ve been here for beauty events in the past, but tonight it looks different ? low lighting, flickering candles and mint tea on tap. 

Don’t expect a full spa experience though. There’s no Jacuzzi or steam room ? just plenty of well-lit space to kick back and relax in, a couple of humble treatment rooms and a gym with none of that harsh lighting and blaring music you usually have to contend with. 

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At times it feels like you’re sitting in a trendy bar ? one that plays Annie Lennox and only serves cocktails of the herbal tea variety. Another bonus is that the herbal tea is served by hunky musical theatre types ? can’t complain. it turns out nearly everyone Chris hires is earning some extra pocket money alongside a performing career. My masseuse, Lindsay, met Chris at performing arts school, and tackled my back and shoulders like the part-time pro she was. I’m no over-danced performer, but office workers who sit hunched in front of a computer all day need some TLC too, you know!

Chris is keen to spread this concept further afield, so would he ever consider taking it to an actual spa willing to stay open later? “No, that’s too obvious,” he replies. “I’d love to hold one in a cave though ? then people could get in touch with their natural, earthy side.”

I’m there! 

The Midnight Clinic at I.N.C Space, 9 – 13 Grape Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8ED

£25 entry includes use of the facilities, plus a complimentary yoga class and tea, juice or smoothie. Treatments are priced separately. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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