Haley on Friday tweeted congratulations to Craft, writing

Haley on Friday tweeted congratulations to Craft, writing

  Congratulations to Kelly Craft. She’s done a great job representing us as @USAmbCa

nada and we know she’ll be a strong voice for America at the United Nations. #USstrong.”

  CNN reported earlier this week that Craft was being considered, along with US Ambassador to Germany Richard Gr

enell, US Ambassador to France Jamie McCourt and former National Security Council official Dina Powell.

  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a statement on Friday applauding Trump’s announcement, say

ing he is “very pleased” and that Craft “has been an outstanding advocate for America’s national security and eco

nomic interests in Canada and she is extremely well-qualified to do the same at the United Nations.”

  ”I look forward to her confirmation and continuing to work with her at the United Nations,” Pompeo said in the statement.

  The Kentucky native and her husband, billionaire coal mining executive Joe Craft, have been hea

vyweight Republican funders. In the 2016 presidential race, they initially backed Florida Sen. M

arco Rubio to be the Republican nominee for president before switching their allegiance to Trump.

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The European Union and the United States share the sam

The European Union and the United States share the sam

  e diagnosis of the situation,” Czaputowicz said. “They have a similar perspective of problems in the Middle East, and also — let’s b

 

e open — the negative role played by Iran. … Howeve

n Union and the United States differ in terms of modus operandi, esp

ecially via evaluation of JCPOA or Special Purpose Vehicle and their possible impacts.”

  Czaputowicz said that in talks, representatives of Germany, France, and the United Kingdom had spoken about the benefits of the nuclear deal.

  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backed up Pence’s aggressive stance on Iran during a press conference at the end of the summit.

  Pompeo was asked about Pence’s criticism of three of the US’ closest allies — the UK, France and Germany — and what

the consequences would be, given Pence’s accusation that they were trying to “break up our sanctions.”

  The top US diplomat sidestepped. “Look, we make no bones about” wa

nting Europeans to put more pressure and sanctions on Iran. “We respect the sove

reignty of every nation,” Pompeo continued. “But the United States is determined to convince all nations of the w

orld that it is in our collective best interest to deny” Iranian leaders the money they need, Pompeo said.

  Pompeo took a stab at some damage control, saying there have been “lots of places” where Europea

n countries have taken on Iran forcefully and mentioned Germany’s decision to deny landing rights to Iran’s Mahan Air.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the ma

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the ma

  behind that report, said Thursday on Twitter that “the Pope promised real change to protec

t children. Based on our investigation, it’s clear that the church can not be trusted to police itself.”

  The Pope promised real change to protect children. Based on our investigation, it’s clear that the church can not be trusted to police itself. To fully addr

ess the crisis and ensure that the abuse and cover up of this scale never happens again, I believe they must do 5 things:

  — Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) February 21, 2019

  Shapiro’s comments come just two days after Catholic leaders in Denver reached an agreem

ent with the Colorado attorney general to allow a former federal prosecutor to review its files re

lated to allegations of sexual abuse. Attorney General Phil Weiser stressed, however, that it is not a criminal investigation.

  ”I am confident in the steps we have taken to address this issue and that there are no priests in

active ministry currently under investigation,” said Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

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Maduro sees the opposition-led plan as a trap, and has

Maduro sees the opposition-led plan as a trap, and has

  rejected the humanitarian aid it would bring in. Accepting foreign supplies during the curren

t political crisis would be tantamount to accepting foreign political intervention, from Maduro’s point of view.

  When the US sent a shipment of medical and food supplies to the Venezuelan border last we

ek, Maduro’s regime installed a blockade on one of the bridges that connect Venezuela and Colombia.

  Just a week ago on state television, Maduro dismissed Guaido’s init

iative, saying “Venezuelans are not beggars.” But patriotism did not prevent Maduro fro

m accepting $9 million from the UN in November 2018.It’s hard to see how the opposition, which controls little real p

ower on the ground in Venezuela, can guarantee that aid will enter the country by Sunday.

  While Guaido has described a “human wave” of volunteers heading to the b

order to carry supplies, very few aid professionals have lifted their hands to join in the effort.

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According to the researchers, SRT proteins have “remarkable

According to the researchers, SRT proteins have “remarkable

  properties” and materials made from them are elastic, flexible and strong. They also have therm

al, self-healing and electrical conducting capabilities, which gives the potential for some new applications.

  The massive floating device created to clean up plastic in the ocean has broken

  One could be to create a self-healing, recyclable fabric by making a coati

ng that is resistant to damage caused by washing machines. That could reduce the number of

clothing microfibers that end up being washed into the oceans, which contributes to microplastic pollution.

  SRT proteins could also be used to make protective clothing for chemical and biological warfare agents, say the researchers.

  As well as polluting our oceans, plastics have been found to emit greenhouse gases when they degrade.

  Cigarette filters are the No.1 plastic pollutant … and don’t prevent cancer

  ”I am a polymer scientist and want to minimize plastic pollution and create environmental sustainability,” explains Demirel.

  Demirel acknowledges that more work is needed to scale up production of the materials. Synthetic SRT p

roteins currently cost at least $100 a kg to produce, but he hopes to bring the price down to a tenth of that.

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The secrets to running the best hotel in the worldShutterin

The secrets to running the best hotel in the worldShutterin

  But in more granular terms — especially when “best” can be so subjective — what does this even mean?

  Broadly, sure, it’s a hotel that’s firing on all cylinders. Everything from the meals to the amenities to the grounds mus

t be flawless. But for a guest, it must be more personal than that to obtain such high esteem.

  At Adare, it’s eating breakfast in a room that looks like it was lifted straight out of Hogwarts. It’s lear

ning the ancient art of falconry alongside the hotel’s resident Snowy Owl, Olaf. And it’s def

initely sinking your teeth into a freshly baked scone with a dollop of house-made lemon curd.

  So how, exactly, does Adare craft its magic? Read on for a peek behind the proverbial curtain.The st

aff at Adare is more than 500 strong, which leaves plenty of manpower to focus specifically on g

uests’ needs. General Manager Paul Heery also instructs his employees on the theory of “beyond everything,” which tran

slates into making sure every experience on property is exceptional from the guest’s point of view.

  ”Is the welcome at the gate a little bit more than the normal welcom

e?” he says, for example, of greeting guests upon arrival. “The objective is that every guest co

ming through gets some sort of a memory. We are always challenging ourselves and challenging the norm.”

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utiful bedrooms where every detail is considered are only

utiful bedrooms where every detail is considered are only

  One particularly thoughtful touch is the hotel’s use of photographs. If a couple is celebrating an anniversary, for example

the staff will often track down a wedding photograph and place it bedside during turndown service.

  For a wedding held on site recently, the staff even went so far as to print a photo from the wedding that took place earlier th

at day, to have it ready to display in the couple’s bridal suite after the evening’s festivities.

  For another guest with Irish heritage who was hoping to reconnect with his roots, a staffer wa

s able to track down a local Gaelic hurling club that had a connection with the guest’s family.

  ”He drove [the guest] out to the club where his cousin used to play hurling back, I don’t know, a h

undred years ago,” Heery says. “You know, small things. But for the guest, it was a huge moment wh

ere we’re helping him with his family history.”The secret: A farm-to-table menu unlike anywhere else in Ireland

  The Emerald Isle’s cuisine may be most famed for creative uses of potatoes, but contemporary Irish food encompasses far

more than spuds; highlighting the country’s excellent produce and meat is one of the hotel’s main culinary goals.

  During Adare’s renovation, culinary director Loughlin Druhan loaded his team into a cam

per van and road tripped around Ireland to find the best vendors for every ingredient they needed.

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The secret: How they keep the golf greens, well, so greeneq

The secret: How they keep the golf greens, well, so greeneq

  At 845 acres, Adare’s property requires a significant amount of upkeep. And no area receives more loving care than the hotel’s

golf course, an idyllic stretch of emerald greens winding around the River Maigue.

  ”There are over 50 employees just on grass and greenery,” says Heery. And while Ireland may be ra

iny, these links will never be soggy: SubAir technology — a way to quickly vacuum water from the green

s — runs under the whole of the course.Far from being putting greens just for guests, the Tom Fazio-designed links we

re created with the intention of making Adare one of the top golf destinations in the world.

  So far, so good. The course was crowned the World’s Best New Golf Course in 2018 by t

he World Golf Awards, and its JP McManus Pro-Am tournament, scheduled for July 2020, alr

eady has the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose signed on to compete.

  Even the practice facility is known as one of the best in the country, with Scottish bunker sand specially imported for the most refi

ned experience.early equally alluring as the course itself is the sleek Carriage House, which acts both as a c

lubhouse for golfers and a dining destination not only for guests, but also for those in the surrounding village of Ad

are. After a round on the links, swing by the bar, an adults-only respite outfitted in leather and oak.

  Toast to your success (or drown your sorrows) with a glass of wine. Adare’s list is an impressive 12,000 bottles deep, plus t

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Saudi Arabia seeks Asia’s support for its economic makeover

Saudi Arabia seeks Asia’s support for its economic makeover

  Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is in Asia forging new ties and seeking deals as he tries to keep his d

ream of economic transformation alive following a chill in relations with the West.

  Mohammed bin Salman wrapped up his visit to Pakistan on Monday with agreements worth $20 billion — incl

uding one to develop alternative energy — before heading to India and China, both big buyers of Saudi oil.

  But his trip is about much more than energy. The crown prince is spearheading

efforts to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from what he once called an “addiction” to oil.

  For that he needs foreign investment and expertise. Bin Salman will be looking to India and China for both.

  His plan, dubbed Vision 2030, aims to reduce unemployment, grow the private

sector and develop industrial, tourism and entertainment hubs over the next decade.

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The UK made a proper move by introducing ways to

The UK made a proper move by introducing ways to

After Chinese sportswear brand Li-Ning returned to the catwalks of New

York Fashion Week for the second time ever on February 12, the appearance quickly be

came a hot topic of discussion on social media in China. Several years ago, Li-Ning probably never dared imagine that i

ts products could become so popular among young people in China. However, not only has the company found great suc

cess with this demographic, it has also pushed many older Chinese brands to explore new paths to young people’s hearts.

Bumps along the way

The company gets its name from Li Ning, the pride of China. With 14 gold medals at world-class gymnastic competitions, thr

ee of them Olympic gold medals, he earned himself the title “Prince of Gymnastics.” Chinese people still talk ab

out the moving scene when he lit the torch at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. After retiring from gymnastics, Li fo

unded the sportswear brand in 1990, becoming not only a legend in sports but also in business.

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