With the Feb. 14 holiday right around the corner, it''s time to start drafting up a wish list, too and deciding which scent to go with that evening. And a note to those scrolling along to find a perfume to gift for Valentine''s Day: Keep on reading. Simple florals and established staples are nice, but with this list, the element of surprise will be on your side.Below, seven Valentine''s Day fragrances that are each one of a kind in their own way, from a modern Lush scent to a fan favorite from BVLGARI.
Bermuda released the draft legislative blueprint to establish a domestic medical cannabis industry, which Attorney General Kathy Simmons said would create business opportunities for local enterprises and attract international investment.
WASHINGTON : US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival."The facts are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and (a) crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival," Pelosi said in a televised statement.
Key point: The Cold War is full of examples of near nuclear disasters and those remain a threat today. What happens when you use the same satellites to control nuclear forces as well as conventional troops? Accidental nuclear war, that''s what could happen. That''s the warning by a Washington think tank, which argues that the U.S. is inviting nuclear war by using the same command and communications systems to oversee both nuclear and conventional forces. But such "dual use" systems risk an inadvertent nuclear war, because an attack on non nuclear assets, such as satellites or radars, could be perceived as an attempt to cripple America''s nuclear deterrent. The Trump administration''s draft nuclear policy already states that cyberattacks against America, or attacks on U.S. satellites, could constitute a strategic threat that merits a nuclear response. But this raises a problem called "nuclear entanglement," where the traditionally bright lines between nuclear and non nuclear systems become blurred. In a study earlier this year, the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace pointed out that Russia and China were guilty of entanglement. For example, Russia keeps nuclear submarines and bombers at the same bases as conventional ships and planes: thus a strike by conventional U.S. forces against conventional Russian forces the sort of operation common in World War II could be mistaken by Russia as an American strike on its nuclear forces, triggering Russian nuclear retaliation. China plans to attack American satellites to disable U.S. command systems and smart weapons that rely on satellite guidance, because China believes this to be a part of conventional warfare despite the Trump administration declaring otherwise. But a new Carnegie study says the U.S. is making the same mistake. "Starting in the last decade of the Cold War, the United States has increased reliance on dual use systems by assigning nonnuclear roles to C3I assets that used to be employed solely for nuclear operations," writes James Acton, co director of Carnegie''s Nuclear Policy Program. "Until the mid 1980s, for example, U.S. early warning satellites were used exclusively for detecting the launch of nuclear armed missiles. Today, they enable a variety of nonnuclear missions by, for example, providing cuing information for missile defenses involved in intercepting conventional ballistic missiles." The U.S. has also scrapped its Cold War land based communications systems for controlling nuclear forces. Which means that satellites have become virtually the only means for nuclear command and control, and those precious satellites are also handling non nuclear communications. Even as cyberwarfare and anti satellite weapons have emerged as major threats, U.S. satellite systems have become less redundant. In the 1980s and 1990s, the U.S. had two satellite based communication systems for nuclear weapons. "Today, the United States is in the process of deploying just four Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites that will be the nation''s sole space based system for transmitting nuclear employment orders once legacy Milstar satellites have been retired," writes Acton. Similarly, one of two radio networks for communicating with nuclear missile submarines has been shut down. Acton explores several scenarios where the U.S. could overreact. "Russia might attack ground based or space based U.S. early warning assets to defeat European missile defenses that were proving effective in intercepting its nonnuclear missiles," he writes. "Washington might see such attacks, however, as preparations to ensure that limited nuclear strikes by Russia could penetrate the United States' homeland missile defenses." The U.S. fears that Russia could launch limited nuclear strikes to paint America into a corner, where it must either back down or risk escalating into full nuclear war. But Russia could attack dual use communications systems with the goal of disrupting the operations of U.S. conventional forces, which the U.S. might perceive as an attempt to cripple U.S. nuclear communications. These issues apply to a lesser extent to China, which knows (and the U.S. knows that China knows) that a Chinese first strike wouldn''t be powerful enough to prevent massive American retaliation. Still, a Chinese attack on, say, the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radar system could be taken as the prelude to a Chinese nuclear strike. Recommended: Forget the F 35: The Tempest Could Be the Future Recommended: Why No Commander Wants to Take On a Spike Missile Recommended: What Will the Sixth Generation Jet Fighter Look Like? Acton does point out that the U.S. reaction will depend to some extent on context, such as whether Russia has placed its nuclear forces on alert. But this is a slender reed on which to avoid nuclear destruction. Untangling nuclear entanglement will not be easy. Russia, China and the U.S. are likely to balk at the cost of separating their nuclear and non nuclear command and control systems and facilities. Nor are they like to accept limits on weapons that threaten an opponent''s command and control systems, even if those systems have a nuclear function. Acton does suggest a few mild measures to mitigate the problem, such as more resilient command and control systems, or small space based sensors useful for detecting ICBM launches, but not for conventional warfare. The Carnegie report is particularly significant for missile defense. The proliferation of conventional ballistic missile threats against targets like ports, airfields or ships at sea means that missiles and missile defense have become an integral part of conventional warfare. This in turn means that missile defense systems have become conventional targets. Yet to attack them as part of a conventional war means scaring your opponent into fearing that this is the opening salvo of a nuclear strike. Michael Peck is a contributing writer for the National Interest. He can be found on Twitter and Facebook. This first appeared in August 2018. Image: Reuters View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
;We must reset the vapor category by earning the trust of society and working cooperatively with regulators, policymakers, and stakeholders to combat underage use while providing an alternative to adult smokers,; Juul CEO K.C. Crosthwaite said in a statement.This comes after Juul stopped actively supporting San Francisco 's Proposition C, ceased its advertising campaigns in the U.S and stopped lobbying the FDA on its draft flavor guidance.
Night 1 of the WWE draft had major hype going in but brought a few surprises along the way. However, many huge stars were left waiting for Night 2.On Friday, Becky Lynch, AJ Styles, Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton went to WWE Raw, while Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Sasha Banks and Braun Strowman went to Friday Night SmackDown, to name a few. Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar, Charlotte Flair and more were not eligible until Monday night.
It looks like the WWE website crew made a colossal error in terms of inadvertently releasing several spoilers for night one of the WWE Draft, as they essentially listed the results of the first night of draft picks in order.The spoilers were released via WWE's official website on the draft pool page. Subsequently, announcements made on the night 1 WWE Draft special edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX matched up almost exactly how they were listed on the aforementioned draft pool page on WWE.com.
WWE fans who are debating who won Friday's WWE draft are asking the wrong question. The better, more interesting question is this: Which brand got the tools it needed to succeed on its own terms?SmackDown, in its new home on Fox, is becoming the more sports oriented show, complete with the production values akin to that of a major sports entity like the NBA or NFL. Raw, with Paul Heyman at its helm, remains the premier destination for sports entertainment and the sort of theatrical presentation the company built its reputation on.
In past years, the Amazon Warriors have fallen short after building their team around overseas stars like Rashid Khan, Martin Guptill and Chris Lynn. Most of their additions during draft time in 2019 may have flown under the radar, but coach Johan Botha has cultivated incredible chemistry to produce the most remarkable winning streak in CPL history, currently standing at 11 matches.Yes, the Amazon Warriors have their share of established talent. Captain Shoaib Malik has provided metronomic consistency in the middle order with 313 runs at an average of 78.25. Imran Tahir's manic sprints have shown few signs of slowing down with each wicket celebration, leading the team with 15 scalps. Chris Green has been miserly and incisive with his new ball offspin. Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford and Shimron Hetmyer have provided the muscle and flair to give them the late kick when needed.
This summer, the authorities have done all they can to suppress human rights. In an atmosphere marked by a growing public discontent in both Moscow and across the country, they have not only used every trick in their book to persecute and intimidate a mounting chorus of dissent, they have gone way beyond the familiar script, said Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International s Russia Director. First, they took a patently discriminatory approach by disqualifying some electoral candidates on arbitrary grounds and with an inherently flawed process through which to appeal. When thousands took to the streets in protest, riot police were drafted in and used excessive force. The police clearly provoked violence, but the protests remained overwhelmingly peaceful. More than 2,600 people were detained, and dozens of peaceful protesters were beaten by police officers.
"Our IT department is drafting a policy on innovation in technology to address the new age challenges such as regulatory sandboxes with a sound legal framework," Additional Chief Secretary E.V. Ramana Reddy said at a summit here. A regulatory sandbox refers to live testing of new products or services in a controlled test regulatory environment for which regulators may permit certain relaxations for testing.
GLOW star Betty Gilpin is also in talks to join the project, whose name is a working title and is casting up ahead of a September start that will shoot in Atlanta and Iceland. Chris McKay, who directed The Lego Batman Movie, is helming the pic. The script, with drafts by Zach Dean and Bill Dubuque, is set in a future where humanity is losing a war against aliens. To turn the tide, scientists draft soldiers from the past to fight the war.
NBA.com's John Schuhmann shared the site's annual survey of the league's rookie draft picks on Monday, and unsurprisingly, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is the pick to win Rookie of the Year.Williamson, who won the Naismith Player of the Year Award in his lone season at Duke, received 35 percent of the vote. Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant wasn't far behind at 27 percent, and New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett and Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish each tallied 5 percent.
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