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China and Russia Very insulting but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO which the US subsidizes greatly" The jab followed Macron’s comments to Europe 1 radio earlier that week when the French president mentioned “attempted attacks in cyberspace and interference in our democratic lives” and concluded Europe needed to protect itself “with respect to China Russia and even the United States of America” To Trump it did not matter that Macron was referring to attacks on the Internet rather than live battlefields And so when the two men met on Saturday morning at the Elysée Palace they wore frozen smilesa sharp contrast with the effusive welcome Trump received on his last visit to France for Bastille Day celebrations in July 2017 “We have become very good friends” Trump told reporters on Saturday But all weekend Trump cut a solitary figure He canceled his visit to the US war cemetery in Belleau Wood northeast of Parison Saturday afternoon apparently because rain had grounded the Marine One helicopter Meanwhile Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hugged each other in Compiègne the site where the Armistice peace treaty was signed in 1918 Macron posted the photo on Twitter with just one word: “Unis” (United) On Sunday morning Trump again went his own way: He ducked into the Elysée Palace through the side entrance of the building for a breakfast with all the leaders rather than joining Macron’s receiving line at the front door And after breakfast almost all 70 leaders walked down the Avenue du Champs-Elysée in the rain to the Arc de Triomphea symbolic echo of victorious French troops marching down the avenue after Paris was liberated from the Nazis (with critical US help) in 1944 Meanwhile a US motorcade escorted Trump alone to the ceremony There standing under the arch at the official ceremony to mark the end of the war with leaders from across the world seated before him Macron issued his sharpest rebuke yet to Trump albeit without once mentioning his name “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism” the French leader said With Trump Russian President Vladimir Putin and Merkel all seated in the front row he said nationalism and patriotism were exact opposites By putting our interests first he warned " we erase what a nation holds dearest what gives it life what makes it great and what is essential: its moral values" And yet despite that impassioned plea there is one fact Macron cannot escape: he and indeed all of Europe badly needs the United States For months Macron has called for Europe to ramp up its military forces and to try to create what he calls a “European Army” in which the European Union’s 28 member nations (27 after Britain leaves in March) would jointly train forces and deploy them in battle Without a crack fighting force Europeans will remain dependent on outside help as it did during both world wars when the US military stepped in On a continent that has suffered centuries of wars military independence is a tempting prospect But in reality Macron’s idea is widely regarded as unworkable “You cannot have an Army without having an executive branch” says François Heisbourg special adviser to the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris “The EU is not a country it is not a state” he says And so he says “you will notice the resounding silence from Macron’s EU partners” In part because of Macron’s pushand perhaps also because of pressure from Trumpseveral EU countries increased military spending last year according to Heisbourg But Europe remains heavily dependent on the US for its security “They could not manage without the US in a big crisis” says Michael Shurkin senior political scientist in Washington for the RAND Corporation who studies EU militaries While France and Britain regularly deploy forces in shooting wars few other European countries do “By and large all of them have militaries designed to work as a coalition run by the US” he says In recent wars in Libya and Mali French forces depended on the US military for aerial refueling early warning systems and other key operations that the Europeans were simply incapable of doing In addition says Shurkin EU governments have for years cut military budgets “knowing full well that the US would protect them” For many Europeans the history of catastrophic battle still looms large There are monuments and plaques to those killed in World War I in almost every French village town and even in schoolyards At least 3 million French and German soldiers died as well as about 116000 American soldiers “It is the most important element of France’s collective memory since the French Revolution” in 1789 says Heisbourg “Every family surrendered their boys to the war” And among the EU members that border Russia like Latvia Lithuanian and Estonia the possibility of another major war seems quite feasible “We are doing everything together to strengthen our security in the region” Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis told TIME in Paris on Sunday He cited Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 as an example of the rising threat from Moscow Yet like others Vējonis says he does not support Macron’s idea of a European Armyeven if it was feasible That is because the Baltics like others depends heavily on US and Canadian military cooperation and intelligence which could take a lesser role if a European Army existed “That is why it is very important we are part of NATO” he said For Macron the challenge now is to inject a sense of urgency at a time when Europe is not at war At a dinner at the D’Orsay Museum in Paris on Saturday night he told the leaders that they risked taking peacetime for grantedan unwise proposition he said on a continent that has known repeated wars And on Sunday night when Macron opened his inaugural Paris Peace Forum a gathering of presidents prime ministers politicians and executives he marveled at how leaders of countries that were bitter enemies a century ago were now close friends seated in the audience “Will it be a snapshot of the final moment of unity before the world descends into disorder” he asked “The answer is down to us” Contact us at editors@timecomConcussions are an unfortunate reality in many sports from football to soccer and boxing And as studies continue to link concussions to a range of health problems from depression to Alzheimer’s and other brain changes sports and health officials have focused their attention on whether protective equipment like helmets can lower the risk of brain injuries Most research to date shows that there is no concussion-proof helmet to protect against all concussions and brain injury In March 2013 a panel of 32 experts updated the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport and concluded that while mouth guards and helmets generally protect the faces and heads of athletes they don’t do much to protect them from internal brain damage In fact they warned helmets and mouth guards may even give some players a false sense of security and invincibility and may make them act more aggressively on the field MORE: A New Blood Test to Diagnose Concussions On The Field A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery confirmed that there’s no helmet that can protect a player from all concussions but the researchers compared two helmets and found that some can be more protective than others While previous studies simply looked at rates of concussions across a wide variety of helmet types and among players with varying rates of head impacts in this study the scientists were able to control for the number of impacts each player had and compare that to his helmet type and risk of concussion The researchers analyzed six years of head impacts among 1833 college football players from eight schools The players were either wearing a Riddell VSR4 or Riddell Revolution helmet which the manufacturers say no longer have screws that are typically found in the forehead area of the helmet That construction provides “an unparalleled amount of face mask flexion dispersing impact energies around the helmet instead of onto the player’s head” the company claims The two helmets were popular choices at the time of the study (MORE: Your Kid Is Probably Wearing the Wrong Helmet to Prevent Concussions) The research team monitored more than a million head impacts by equipping the helmets with sensors to measure the force velocity and direction of each impact They found a 54% lower risk of concussion among players wearing the Riddell Revolution helmet compared to those who wore the VSR4 helmet That suggests that the Revolution is better at dissipating the energy from an impact on the helmet before it reaches the head leading to what the researchers call lower head accelerations and a lower concussion risk Since rule changes can only go so far in reducing the risk of impacts to the head the scientists say that improving helmet design to lessen the damage that such trauma can do to the brain is also critical and their data suggest that may be possible No helmet can prevent 100% of concussions but if some can reduce the risk then they should be studied further the researchers say Contact us at editors@timecom But beyond the ceremonial proceedings.

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We appreciate it and we appreciate President Xi.has resignedfrom his post arguing that a budget plan being imposed by the observatory’s funders is too harsh His resignation will be effective late next month The budget dates back to an operating plan signed in May 2013by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Germany’s Max Planck Society (MPG) which jointly operate the observatory That agreement guaranteed anoperating budget of 16 million per year until 2018 when MPG will cede its role in the observatory Quintana came out of retirement in June 2013 to direct the observatory He says that at the first executive meeting he told the vice president of CSIC that operating the observatory on the proposed budget was impossible An earlier 2010 operating plan envisioned annual budgets of about? writes weekly about his love of wine and its history. editing by Mark Heinrich and Gareth Jones) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. and this subsumes "the right of a person to live as a transgender".is this high risk corridor" says Scalise The risk corridor is a feature of ObamaCare that will reimburse insurers with fewer healthy people than they originally expected to enroll acting as a cost buffer during the experimental early years of the health reform program The insurers will be paid by the Department of Health and Human Services if their costs are more than 103% of their target amount Likewise if a surprisingly high number of healthy people sign up the insurers will pay the HHS The program will only run through 2016 according to the American Academy of Actuaries because "as more data becomes available on the health spending patterns of the newly insured the ability to set premiums accurately should improve thereby reducing the need for risk corridors" Some Republicans are calling the program a government bailout of insurance companies and want to do away with it in negotiations over raising the US debt limit which the Treasury says it will reach at the end of next month Conservative columnist Charles Krauthamer floated the idea of doing away with the risk corridor reimbursement in his first Washington Post column of the year calling on the GOP to "attach the anti-bailout bill to the debt ceiling That and nothing else" At least one influential Republican has signed on for the idea "I think it would be a real tough position to sell to say that when were running out of money when were maxing out our credit card we should also be borrowing money from China to bail out insurance companies" says Scalise It is not clear whether other Republicans will decide to push that or other concessions or whether they will ultimately back down and raise the debt limit without much fanfare That will come down to a calculation of political and economic costs The Government Accountability Office estimated that the delay in raising the debt limit in 2011 cost the Treasury Department $13 billion that year alone while the Bipartisan Policy Center tallies the cost at nearly $19 billion over 10 years The fight also lowered the countrys S&P bond rating from its sterling AAA status to AA+ Jennifer Duffy in her most recent Senate overview for the Cook Political Report mentioned that the debt ceiling could cause "real problems" for Republican candidates this cycle "Senate Democrats are very adept at setting traps for their Republican colleagues" writes Duffy "The test will be whether Republicans can avoid them" The Republicans seem to be moving in the direction of a fight In October Mitch McConnell told National Review "Were not going to do this again in connection with the debt ceiling" noting that its "unlikely" President Obama "will do much" on his signature health care issue Just two months later however McConnell told reporters he "cant imagine" passing a "clean" debt ceiling raise because "Every time the president asks us to raise the debt ceiling is a good time to try to achieve something important for the country" Last night Speaker Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said that while "we should not default on our debt or even get close to it" a "clean debt-limit increase simply wont pass in the House" Democrats for their part seem to be hoping for a fight In his end of the year press conference President Obama said "were not going to negotiate with this Congress on the bills that it has accrued" Contact us at editors@timecomCharles Correa widely considered to be India’s greatest contemporary architect died on Tuesday night at age 84 The renowned architect and urban planner died in Mumbai following a brief illness the BBC reported Correa who designed the Gandhi memorial in the Western state of Gujarat when he was just 28 was known for his “open-to-sky” concept represented in the majority of his designs His influence was not restricted to his native country but spread across the globe with international projects like India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York the Brain Science Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (from where he graduated in 1955) and most recently the Ismaili Centre in Toronto Canada He also designed several government buildings academies resorts and low-income housing units across India and was the chief architect of the suburb of Navi Mumbai built across the harbor from Mumbai proper Correa was a staunch critic of the way modern cities were designed once saying: “Market forces do not make cities they destroy them” Write to Rishi Iyengar at rishiiyengar@timeasiacomAlvarado MN – 93 passed away on Saturday March 31 2012 at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks ND Arrangements are pending (DuBore Funeral Home Warren MN)A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital on Monday restrained the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed from further mention of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Prince Uche Secondus in the recently released looters list Trial Judge and Chief Judge of Rivers state Justice I A Iyayi-Lamikanta granted the order for one of two prayers in a motion by Prince Secondus seeking interlocutory injunction in restraining the defendants from further publishing the libellous content The PDP chairman in Suit PHC/1013/2018 is suing Lai Mohammed along with Federal Government and Vintage Press for N15Billion as damages for alleged libel of the PDP chairman when his name was listed as a looter alleging he collected N200m on 19 February 2015 from the office of the then National Security Adviser Neither the defendants nor their counsels were present in the opening hearing yesterday before the Judge adjourned till April 28 but Plaintiff’s counsel Emeka Etiaba (SAN) hoped all parties show up on the next date so the court can hear the merits of the case Etiaba told newsmen shortly after the court session that “There is no truth in what they (defendants) published so I can understand why they are not in court but by the time the restraining order comes maybe they will take us more seriously “But we have told Nigerians this is one case of executive recklessness which comes up once in a why We hope at the end of the day we prove to Nigerians that this is nothing but a gimmick a ploy to destroy the PDP and its leadership because of the 2019” On the second prayer denied by the Judge Etiaba said “The court was minded to believing that that prayer deals with publications that go beyond the ones that had our plaintiff’s name ”The court felt no it is at large and cannot be granted but we are happy with the one granted Justice is two ways” Aside the claim of payment of N15Billion to Prince Secondus as damages in the substantive suit the Plaintiff is also pleading the court that defendants retract the libellous material in as many media as they published it among other claims Ahead of the adjourned date the court ordered that the Plaintiff’s counsels serve the defendants hearing notice same way they served them the originating processes and 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