What happens when an ambassador is summoned?

“I was called by the foreign ministry and was told ‘We need to see you immediately,’” Mr Casson tells the BBC. “The first thing they said was, ‘We are not summoning you, but we are going to tell the press we are summoning you. If it had been a summoning, we would have sent a formal diplomatic note summoning you.’” This is the way things normally work in a summoning – a formal, polite, diplomatic note is sent to the relevant country’s embassy asking – but not really demanding – its representative to attend a meeting at the foreign ministry, or its equivalent. The medium of the summoning is the message, Mr Casson says. “The main thing is that it …

Artists Who Paint With Their Feet Have Toes Mapped Like Fingers In The Brain

Peter Longstaff is a painter, pig farm owner, and father. He was also born with no arms and creates his art by grasping the brush between his toes, dipping it in paint and swiping it across the canvas in an incredible feat of foot dexterity. Now, researchers have scanned the brains of Longstaff and Tom Yendell, another foot artist, to see if their brains differ in measurable ways from the handed population. And indeed they do – these individuals have “toe maps” in the brain similar to the “finger maps” of the control group. The finding is published in the journal Cell Reports. “For almost all people, each of our fingers is represented by its own little section of the brain, …

Ryanair and Aer Lingus cut routes from Belfast

The BBC has seen emails sent from Ryanair to customers cancelling flights to Manchester in which it said “Ryanair regrets that following a commercial review” certain flights will cease operation from 6 November. When it announced its winter schedule, the carrier said these routes would continue to be operated. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aer Lingus is cutting routes from Belfast City airport to Malaga and Faro Meanwhile, Aer Lingus said it will no longer operate services from Belfast City to Faro and Malaga during summer 2020 following a “commercial review”. “Aer Lingus remains committed to Belfast City and continues to operate a high frequency daily service between Belfast City and London Heathrow.” The airport said it is disappointed …

“When Can I Come See the Baby? Before Shes Even Showered Off the Blood. Shes Sore & Engorged. Starving. Endlessly Starving. Dont Forget to Nurture the Mother.”

ShareTweetPin ‘When can I come see the baby?’ A question new moms might hear over and over. At least at first. Sometimes before she has left the hospital. Before she has had a chance to sleep. Become A Contributor Before she has even showered off the blood. ‘When can I come see the baby?’ Her phone dings while she settles back into her home with a brand new human – to her brand new normal. Her estrogen and progesterone levels are plummeting from the highest they’ve ever been to the lowest. She is shaky and hot and cold and sweaty and weak. Whether she chooses to breastfeed or not, her milk is coming in and she is sore and engorged. …

Marry the Man Who Will Set a Standard for a Spouse in Your Children

ShareTweetPin So many women have a misconception of what a ‘knight in shining armor’ is really made of when in search of the perfect husband. Of course, it’s easy to look to the superficial qualities first as the benchmarks for ‘boyfriend material.’ Washboard abs, a chiseled jawline, a high-profile job, and a bottomless bank account all may look like surefire indicators of long-term bliss. But when it comes to deciding on the man that you make that lifelong commitment to, Amber Crowe knows all too well that those shallow qualities come up short. In a viral Facebook post, the wife and mother of two outlines the most important qualities in the man that is to be the father of your children, …

Soap Opera Star ‘Fears For Her Life’ After Filing For Divorce From Allegedly Abusive Husband – Perez Hilton

This is absolutely horrifying… The Bold and the Beautiful actress Ashley Jones is fearing for her life right now, after claiming in new court docs that her estranged husband has allegedly been violently beating her at home. In fact, things have gotten so bad between the soap opera star and Joel Henricks, that Jones (pictured above, with Henricks) went so far as to request court-ordered protection from him in the middle of their ugly split. Jones, who is best known for her longtime portrayal of Bridget Forrester on Bold, officially filed for divorce on Friday. That comes on the heels of a judge in an El Lay court granting her a restraining order against Henricks, as well. But even though the daytime TV regular …

NASA Captures The Incredible Moment An Avalanche Happened On Mars

NASA’s Mars Recoinnosance Orbiter (MRO) managed to catch a very cool event on camera near the North Pole of Mars. The spacecraft captured an avalanche raising a big red dust cloud in May this year using its incredible HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera. What we are seeing here is the aftermath of loose ice blocks tumbling down a 500-meter (1,640-foot) cliff face, kicking up dust from the thawing terrain underneath. The region is just 370 kilometers (230 miles) from the Martian North Pole. “Every spring the sun shines on the side of the stack of layers at the North Pole of Mars known as the north polar layered deposits. The warmth destabilizes the ice and blocks break loose,” Candy …

Children’s hospital delayed until autumn next year

It found that this was human error relating to confusion over interpretation of building standards and guidance, and that opportunities to spot and rectify the error were missed. I am of course bitterly disappointed that a mistake made in 2012 was not picked up earlier Jeane Freeman, Health Secretary Ms Freeman said it was “unacceptable” that the hospital could not be delivered on time and revealed a troubleshooter would be brought in to help manage the project. She added: “The safest possible care of their children is my overriding priority and I am sorry for any impact the current situation has had on them. “I am of course bitterly disappointed that a mistake made in 2012 was not picked up …

Children’s hospital delayed until autumn next year

It found that this was human error relating to confusion over interpretation of building standards and guidance, and that opportunities to spot and rectify the error were missed. I am of course bitterly disappointed that a mistake made in 2012 was not picked up earlier Jeane Freeman, Health Secretary Ms Freeman said it was “unacceptable” that the hospital could not be delivered on time and revealed a troubleshooter would be brought in to help manage the project. She added: “The safest possible care of their children is my overriding priority and I am sorry for any impact the current situation has had on them. “I am of course bitterly disappointed that a mistake made in 2012 was not picked up …

Georgia to Scotland by bike for the love of rugby

Image copyright Sandro Datishvili Image caption Getting ready to leave from Tbilisi He noticed that relatively few Georgian fans would travel abroad with the national rugby team and he wanted to show other supporters what was possible. He told the BBC Scotland News website: ” In Georgia, rugby is a very popular sport but Georgians don’t really support their team in other countries. “I wanted to show that we can support our team anywhere and this was a big game – the last before the World Cup.” Image copyright Sandro Datishvili Image caption A river side stop in Budapest, Hungary Image copyright Sandro Datishvili Image caption Munich in Germany was also on Sandro’s route Image copyright Sandro Datishvili Image caption …

30 Problems Of A Sloth Hilariously Illustrated By Japanese Artist Keigo

Sloths are fantastic animals, and we just can’t get enough. Some of us can definitely agree with this statement 100%. However, there’s hardly anyone who loves sloths more than Japanese artist Keigo. Keigo draws funny and insightful illustrations that feature animals and other quirky characters. Plenty of his drawings feature sloths who like to take it slow and easy. Because we know how much you love good humor, here is a list of the best sloth illustrations by Keigo, featuring the funny struggles the animals encounter in their daily lives. Upvote your favorites, and drop us a comment explaining which ones you like the most and why. And scroll down to read Bored Panda’s interview with the artist! When you’ve …

5 Low-Key Ways To Introduce Kinks Into The Bedroom | Betches

ShipFransisco Ramirez, MPH1. Yes/No/Maybe Lists Yes/no/maybe lists aren’t sexual contracts. They’re just a super fun bonding activity (without the handcuffs) that helps you come up with new sex stuff to try. You basically sit down for a dirty little brainstorm sesh with your partner to create a master list of all the and want to explore together. When you run out of ideas, separate, make a cup of tea, relax in the bath, and organize the list into your own “yes,” “no,” and “maybe” categories.  Done? Regroup and discuss. Cringing at the thought of reviewing your lists at the kitchen table like some sort of formal business deal with a client? Swap papers so the other person can read it …

Timothy Geithner Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of former US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Father: Peter Geithner, international development official Mother: Deborah (Moore) Geithner Marriage: Carole (Sonnenfeld) Geithner (June 8, 1985-present) Children: Elise and Benjamin Education: Dartmouth College, B.A., 1983; Johns Hopkins, M.A., 1985 Other Facts:Spent several years of his childhood in Africa and Asia, including Zambia, India and Thailand. Very athletic and enjoys fly-fishing, skiing, basketball and other sports. Member of the Group of Thirty Consultative Group on International Economic and Monetary Affairs, Inc. Timeline:1985-1988 – Works at Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm. 1988-2001 – Works at the Department of the Treasury. 1988-1989 – International Economist for the Treasury. 1989-1990 – Assistant to the US Financial Services Negotiator. …