At every stage of the diamond supply chain the numbers of the precious gemstones are piling up. But don’t expect bargains at the jewelry counter, Elizabeth Paton of the NYT reports. The first challenge to the migrants may come from their own governments. The deeply unpopular presidents of Honduras and Guatemala, both tarnished by scandal, are eager to maintain the support of the Trump administration. Halting the caravan could help them do that.
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Schedule a TripUntil D-Day, war had largely been an exhilarating experience for Pyle, terrible but often uplifting. Ten days after the landings, the awfulness of all the death he was witnessing in the “thousands of little skirmishes” in the hedgerow country of Normandy was carving away at his mental state. He reported having knots in his stomach from “constant tenseness and lack of sleep.” In a letter back home, he confided that he had to “continually fight an inner depression over the ghastliness of it all.” “Sometimes,” he wrote to Miller on June 29, “I get so obsessed with the tragedy and horror of seeing dead men that I can hardly stand it. But I guess there’s nothing to do but keep going.” He had a major success in 1966 at Tanglewood when he gave the premiere of Donald Martino’s “Parisonatina al’dodecafonia,” a formidable work for solo cello written for him. Reviewing the performance, The New York Times critic Harold C. Schonberg, who in general resisted thorny modern music employing 12-tone techniques, was enthusiastic about Martino’s “whizbang virtuoso piece in the modern idiom,” as he called it.
My son (4 days old) just told me he wants Costa Rica to win as he still hasn’t forgiven Serbia for the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Also, our society as a whole must acknowledge the essential contributions of the working-class community, and acknowledge that working people’s lives have value. Someone needs to do the nuts-and-bolts, hands-on work that keeps our country going, and those who do deserve more than hardship for their efforts.
Schedule a Trip“I’ve never seen a production of ‘Camelot’,” Mr. Miranda once told Time Out Chicago, “but I can tell you the version in my head, and it’s incredible.” So his spectacular fall — due in large part to the work of Dream Hampton, an executive producer of the documentary — marks a seismic cultural shift. Over the past week, we’ve had conversations with many people who had never believed black girls’ allegations against him until they saw the documentary (which the two of us, who are sisters, consulted on in its early stages).
The girl’s father, 43, had been cleared of charges. In the age of the internet, it’s easier than ever to pull together lots of information to find the best doctor. And if you’re like most patients, the metric you probably rely on most is the doctor’s credentials. Where did she go to school? How many patients has he treated with this condition?
Schedule a TripIn a turnaround, Microsoft began selling its existing inventory of Huawei MateBook laptops earlier this week, saying it "will continue to respond to the many business, technical and regulatory complexities." I reported all of this to the teacher, but she was of no help. I felt like I was in “The Twilight Zone,” and everyone else was in on this stupid joke but me.
Google and Lenovo showed off a smart clock. But the corruption allegations, while tame in comparison to the billion-dollar bribery scandal that rocked prior administrations, have weakened the government’s hand as it prepares to push for unpopular measures in Congress, such as raising the retirement age.
Schedule a TripAlthough it’s easy to view this with cynicism, and it’s only incremental change, I have to applaud octogenarians who are willing to assess and even partially change their world views. I wish we saw more of that in today’s polarized society. — Sam Newton, Montana My own definition of a Green New Deal, which has evolved since 2007 as the technology has gotten better and the climate problem has gotten worse, remains focused on how a green revolution in America can drive innovation, spur new industries and enhance our security. Originally I also thought it could help us get our groove back after the 2007-8 recession. Success required changes in attitude, scale and innovation.
But that check-and-balance mechanism was severely eroded by a 1983 Supreme Court ruling. It held that to have legal effect, a congressional resolution must be presented to the president for signature or veto, like bills are. The next year, lawmakers revised the emergencies act to replace its call for the type of resolution that takes effect immediately with the kind that a president can veto. “We also could surprise ourselves around here and do something intelligent,” he added. “You just never know.”
Schedule a TripMiradas migrantesLas fotografías de Fred Ramos son un lienzo vivo de las razones por las que muchos centroamericanos migran hacia Estados Unidos [en inglés]. En los últimos cinco años, Ramos se ha dedicado a registrar cómo la violencia, la corrupción y los problemas económicos provocan una estampida de personas que abandonan sus países para mejorar sus condiciones de vida. “La crisis de los migrantes en Centroamérica es muy complicada”, comenta el fotógrafo. “La gente se va por una razón o por todas las razones a la vez. Aunque los medios internacionales lo simplifican, no solo se trata de que las pandillas quieren matar a la gente”. “She was amazing, she came out swinging,” Williams said later. “To be so young, she came out ready to go.”
“Tootsie,” music and lyrics: David Yazbek “A girl must be married to avoid being in trouble,” said Laouali Oubandawaki Iro, the village chief of Giratawa, a town on the outskirts of Maradi, explaining the area’s traditions. He is in his early 60s. Two of his wives are teenagers.
Schedule a TripAnd, when you survey the constellation of folk heroes, you see that many have been criminals. Bonnie and Clyde. John Dillinger. The Sundance Kid. In 1987, nine out of 10 extremely poor people generally lived in low-income countries. But by 2015 only four out of 10 lived in low-income countries, while the rest lived in middle-income countries, over half of them in India, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, Yemen, South Africa, China, Pakistan and Zambia.
To the Editor: Still, Republican donors will want to know just how damaged the president may be by the end of this year before they truly commit to a challenge.
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The final House of Cards season is close to arriving on Netflix, and Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) appears to be in hot water. As the defense has repeatedly pointed out, Mr. Guzmán’s formal education did not extend past the second grade, “and in fact he has a fair amount of difficulty writing,” one of his attorneys, Eduardo Balarezo, told the jury last week.
Schedule a Trip“It’s a topic that’s coming up with younger and younger girls, partly because of the rise of social media and partly because puberty is happening earlier,” she said. “It’s not unusual today for an 8-year-old girl to have arm hair.” “They,” of course, being the team coached by his kid brother.
Adaptive Video Game Controllers Open Worlds for Gamers With Disabilities Either way, nearly half of the British electorate is likely to come away feeling as if a second referendum cheated them out of a voice, rather than granting them one.
Schedule a Trip“Mom! Look!” he called. He thrummed with excitement. “Rabbi Angela! That’s my rabbi!” Illustration by Courtney Menard.
Further, while insurance isn't people's primary reason for wanting to switch to a car with more ADAS features, it does rank as third in the reasons people gave, with the other two being a lower risk of accidents and reduced driving stress. Did they try to work on things? Go to therapy?
Schedule a TripMinistry officials will work to verify “that if someone claims to have a highly authoritative piece of research, it is that, not some sort of highly partisan, highly skeptical or dubious piece of information,” Andrew Little, the justice minister, told Radio New Zealand. Follow NY Times Travel on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Get weekly updates from our Travel Dispatch newsletter, with tips on traveling smarter, destination coverage and photos from all over the world.
We get glimpses of the maddening pain of the parents who are waiting for them. At one point, a mother named Esther writes a letter to her daughter, Dorcas, in captivity. Long before your birth, Esther tells Dorcas, I wanted you to go to university. Her explanation is one you will hear from mothers all over the world: “because I have not been there.” “We live in a time where somebody could do something like this based purely on hate or race,” he said on Sunday. “And that it turned out to not be the case I don’t think changes the devastating conclusion that people had thought something like that was possible.”
Schedule a TripIn the past week, Bruno Le Maire, the French finance minister, sought reassurances as he met with company executives. He wanted a corporate headquarters in Paris, and wanted job cuts in the United States and Italy before anyone in France would be affected, one person involved said. It was Mr. Schumer who suggested to his Republican counterpart, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, that the funding feud should be settled by a traditional joint committee of House and Senate appropriators. There were good reasons for that from Mr. Schumer’s perspective.
President Trump ran for office as a champion of American workers and a friend of labor unions, but his administration has systematically favored employers at the expense of workers. The administration has demonstrated some good instincts on China, but it must not be distracted by the next round of Beijing’s false economic promises. Protecting innovation from Chinese attack makes the United States stronger. Hindering the Chinese security apparatus makes external aggression and internal repression more costly for Beijing.
Schedule a TripLiam Hendriks has read more books this season than he has saved games, though in fairness, he got a late start on the saves. Hendriks became the Oakland Athletics’ closer in late June. He has been an avid reader for much longer, and has read 23 books since he started keeping count this spring, to go with his 17 saves. _____
In June, Mr. Drahi, a French-Israeli telecommunications billionaire, took Sotheby’s private in a deal worth .7 billion. The purchase, by Mr. Drahi’s BidFair USA, returned the only publicly traded major auction house to private ownership after 31 years on the New York Stock Exchange. “How many of us do this on a daily basis?” the woman wrote, of lugging her stroller on subway stairs. “I know my family does.”