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    Meghan Markle pulled out of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ wedding out of fear she would “create a media circus.” The claim is being made in the bombshell book “Finding Freedom,” written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. Numerous palace insiders came forward to the two journalists and detailed what led to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departure as senior members of the British royal family. The couple currently resides in Markle’s native California with their son Archie. On Wednesday, the U.K.’s DailyMail reported Middleton, 36, and her mother Carole Middleton, 65, “reluctantly” invited the 39-year-old to the May 2017 celebration but “privately harbored concerns” that her appearance with Prince Harry, 35, would “overshadow the main event.”...
    Meghan Markle pulled out of attending Pippa Middleton and James Matthew's wedding because she didn't want to 'create a media circus' and chose a 'deliberately unflashy gown' for the reception, Finding Freedom claims. The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, claim they were not interviewed for the book and did not contribute to the tale by authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, which provides a high level of personal detail and a dramatic account of the events leading up to the Sussexes' departure from royal life.   The authors detail how Carole Middleton, 65, and Pippa, 36, 'reluctantly' invited Meghan to Pippa's Berkshire wedding in May 2017, but 'privately harboured concerns' that her presence alongside Prince Harry would 'overshadow the main event.'...
    The authors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new biography Finding Freedom have confirmed that they spoke with the couple 'when appropriate' in an acknowledgement buried at the back of the explosive book. The controversial biography written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand was released yesterday and raised eyebrows for its gushing praise and intimate knowledge of the Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39. As the book was released, Scobie gave interviews denying ever interviewing the couple for the book and insisted that it was their 'many' friends who provided insights. However the author's note appears to acknowledge that the writers worked with the couple on the biography, reading: 'We have spoken with close friends of Harry and Meghan,...
    After all the sound and fury, at last the book itself – delivered to my desk via the click of a computer mouse as if the risk of handling it might be every bit as explosive as the bombshell revelations it was said to contain. How do we know this? Because the 'fact-driven' authors say so themselves, claiming that Finding Freedom is the fruit of hundreds of hours of conversations and interviews with 'more than 100 sources'. But after ploughing through all 354 pages many will be left wondering if those numbers are mere window dressing and that there are actually only two sources who mattered – Harry and Meghan themselves. Certainly, page after page drips with self-pity and indignation...
    Royal courtiers feared the rift between Princes William and Harry could spell the end of the monarchy, a controversial new book claims. Harry was said to have felt palace aides had ‘thrown him under a bus’ to protect his older brother by prioritising his work. Even the Queen was concerned that the brothers ‘at war’ risked the future of the Royal Family while courtiers convened a summit where the implications were discussed, the authors of the biography claim. The book, Finding Freedom, released yesterday, lays bare the falling out between the siblings and charts the lead up to Meghan and Harry’s decision to stand down as senior royals and move to the US. The book, Finding Freedom, released yesterday,...
    Royal expert Penny Junor has questioned whether Harry and Meghan 'colluded' with the Finding Freedom authors and says the couple would have 'kicked up a fuss' about the book had they not been involved. The controversial biography written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand was released today and raised eyebrows for its gushing praise and intimate knowledge of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Ms Junor, author of Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son, Husband, told MailOnline: 'The authors have some extraordinarily personal and private details about Harry and Meghan, but the couple have said they didn't speak to them directly and we have to take their word for it. 'What seems absolutely clear, however, is that they colluded. If not, they...
    The explosive new biography Finding Freedom has shed some light on the life of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's fourteen-month-old son Archie Harrison. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they were not interviewed for the book and did not contribute to the tale by authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand which provides a dramatic and personalised account of the events leading up to the Sussexes' dramatic departure from royal life. In one part, the authors describe how Archie became the royal couple's 'sole source of joy' during a period when they felt 'so much stress in their life.' The book offers new insights into why the couple decided upon his unusual name, which means 'bravery and strength', after dismissing the more...
    Controversial new Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom was finally released today and unleashed a new wave of revelations about the Sussexes' strained relationship with the Royal family and Megxit. But eyebrows have been raised by the fullsome praise heaped on the couple in the book by both the authors and an army of unnamed friends and sources. Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand provide very detailed accounts of the couples' intimate moments and inner thoughts - but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex claim they were not interviewed and did not contribute to the book. Scobie said today that while they did not interview the couple, 'many' friends gave them insights - providing 'a lens to the couple through...
    The investigate, which was done in 2018, released this 7 days in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. It uncovered that the Deinosuchus — a lineage of huge Late Cretacecous crocodylians from North The us — had been virtually as long as town buses, escalating up to 33 feet in length, according to the research authors. “Deinosuchus was a large that must have terrorized dinosaurs that came to the water’s edge to consume,” Dr. Cossette, co-author of the analyze, said in in a news launch saying the research’s conclusions. “Until eventually now, the complete animal was unfamiliar. These new specimens we’ve examined reveal a bizarre, monstrous predator with enamel the dimensions of bananas.” Deinosuchus’ name means “terror crocodiles,” but the study’s authors...
    MEGHAN Markle saw Prince Charles as a “second father” according to the new biography Finding Freedom which was released today. Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand detail how she found the Prince of Wales “supportive and loving” from the moment they were introduced, leaving her feeling “emotionally bruised” when she left the royal family. 4Meghan Markle saw Prince Charles as a "second father" according to the new book Finding FreedomCredit: Getty - Pool A source told the authors that Meg did not consider Charles as a father-in-law but rather a “second father.” The authors write: “Meghan had her own reasons for admiring her father-in-law, who had poignantly walked her down the aisle when her own father let her down.” Prince...
    (CNN)A new study has shed more light on gigantic "terror crocodiles," that once roamed the world and preyed on dinosaurs with teeth "the size of bananas."The research, which was conducted in 2018, published this week in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. It found that the Deinosuchus -- a lineage of giant Late Cretacecous crocodylians from North America -- were nearly as long as city buses, growing up to 33 feet in length, according to the study authors. "Deinosuchus was a giant that must have terrorized dinosaurs that came to the water's edge to drink," Dr. Cossette, co-author of the study, said in in a news release announcing the research's findings. "Until now, the complete animal was unknown. These new specimens we've...
    Meghan Markle helped guide Prince Harry on his very public 'woke' journey, the authors of the couple's upcoming biography Finding Freedom have claimed. The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently residing with her husband in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, played a pivotal role in helping her husband become more attuned to racism, according to authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. Speaking to the National Public Radio in the United States, Mr Scobie said: 'Harry's journey to wokeness has been very public.  'We've seen him learning and educating himself along the way, but this experience of witnessing Meghan face racist remarks and commentary would have been the first time he'd seen someone in his life or someone he was particularly close...
    Seventy-five years ago, the United States ended World War II by dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, wreaking havoc and destruction like nothing ever before seen. The bombs killed perhaps 200,000 civilians and radiation sickness harmed thousands more, ushering in the Atomic Age and hastening the start of the Cold War. The anniversary has already brought new books that recount the events or re-frame the narrative: “The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War,” by Fred Kaplan; “Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the 116 Days That Changed the World,” by Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss; “140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon,” by David Dean...
    Share Tweet Share Share E-mail That the Mediterranean diet is one of the best for health is something that was already known. However, now, a new study has established a link between following a Mediterranean diet and reducing cognitive decline. The research, published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, suggests that following a Mediterranean diet at the population level may reduce the risk of and delay cognitive decline. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dementia is a general term that refers to significant cognitive decline, often in adulthood. Different diseases can cause dementia, although the most common is Alzheimer’s. Although a certain level of cognitive decline is common as people age, significant cognitive decline, as occurs...
    Joanne Rowling, better known as J K Rowling is the author of the famed fantasy novels Harry Potter.  The Potter saga became such a huge success that it won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling’s story of first getting an idea of writing the Harry Potter series is well known. The author conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The first book of the series though was published in 1997, seven years after she first thought about it. J.K. Rowling Unveils ‘The Ickabog,’ Publishes First Two Chapters of Her New Book and Twitterati Can’t Keep Calm! Today, Rowling is a well-known personality who is globally loved. Rowling’s also...
    Former UCLA soccer coach Jorge Salcedo pleads guilty in college admissions scandal Rob Manfred: Marlins COVID-19 outbreak not a nightmare situation Six of the years buzziest authors discuss bringing their books into the world during cultural upheaval Like so many things, the book world has been rocked by the aftershocks of the global pandemic. While many more readers are at home, voraciously tearing through titles, the publishing industry is grappling with national book tours turned virtual, manufacturing delays, constantly changing release dates, and the cancellation of in-person book festivals that have been a bedrock of the literary calendar. This year's BookExpo and BookCon (the annual trade fair and fan convention that follows it) were, of course, canceled, denying the...
    By Harmeet Kaur | CNN Much of what we know about the horrors of slavery in the Americas comes from historical records. But new research shows that evidence of the slave trade’s atrocities can also be found in the DNA of African Americans. A study conducted by the consumer genetics company 23andMe, published Thursday in the American Journal of Human Genetics, offers some new insight into the consequences of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, from the scale at which enslaved Black women were raped by their White masters to the less-documented slave trade that occurred within the Americas. It’s one of the largest studies of its kind, thanks in part to the massive database of 23andMe customers that researchers were able...
    The biography of Harry and Meghan contains a string of incendiary claims about how they were shunned by the Firm. Dubbed the ‘gospel according to the Sussexes’, Finding Freedom was said to have been written with the couple’s blessing and its authors had access to their inner circle. Spanning 24 chapters, the book contains page after page of score-settling and vicious swipes at the Royal Family, courtiers and the media. Indignation and rancour are particularly directed towards William and Kate for supposedly cold-shouldering the Sussexes from the start of their relationship. Even the Queen, who did much behind the scenes to ease their journey away from royal life, is rebuked for apparent slights towards the couple. The astonishing book...
    They all insist that there were no interviews and that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not contribute to Finding Freedom – but questions remained last night about how the authors managed to secure such access and detail about the couple and their lives. Intriguingly, co-author Omid Scobie recently described how he ‘hugged’ Meghan during an emotional farewell in March just hours before she quit Britain and has also boasted of enjoying a ‘one-on-one’ discussion with Harry. The Sussexes, who now live in California, attempted to distance themselves from the book. A spokesman said that the couple ‘were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom’, adding: ‘The book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members...
    A REVEALING new book on Harry and Meghan says relations between the Sussexes and the Cambridges grew so bitter that by March the couples were snubbing each other. 'Finding Freedom' also claims that a website designed to clarify Harry and Meghan's future was "deeply upsetting" to members of the royal family and "hurt the Queen". 7Looking glum back in January 2020, while watching a flypast from the balcony at Buckingham Palace in LondonCredit: PA:Press Association What is the new Harry and Meghan biography about? Finding Freedom, serialised by The Times and The Sunday Times, claims the upset royal couples hardly spoke at the Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey in March, despite not having seen each other since January. The book's...
    Can the Fed tame an avalanche of corporate distress? Bond investors are betting on it Behind the Scenes: Building the Fast N Loud Hell Scout with a Hellcat Hemi Meghan Markle: ‘I Gave Up My Entire Life for the Royal Family. It’s Very Sad.’ When she and Prince Harry officially quit the royal family in March, Meghan Markle tearfully told a friend: “I gave up my entire life for this family. I was willing to do whatever it takes. But here we are. It’s very sad.” © Provided by The Daily Beast Chris Radburn/Reuters “The powers [of the institution] are unfortunately greater than me,” she is also reported to have said. She likened tabloid criticism to “death by a...
    Royal courtiers joked that Meghan Markle would start a beauty line when she left the royal family, a new bombshell books will claim. The book - Finding Freedom - is also expected to claim that they resented having to serve 'an actress on a cable show', and that Harry and Meghan tried to air their frustrations in the courtiers, but their complaints fell on deaf ears.  Extracts of the hotly anticipated book are being published this weekend by The Times and The Sunday Times, and will lift the lid on the Sussexes exit from The Firm. The Times has reported that one aide made a joke about Meghan launching a line of beauty products once she left the royal family. More accurately,...
    MEGHAN Markle moaned she "gave up her entire life" for the Royal Family, a new biography of the couple sensationally reveals. The biographers say that ex-actress Meghan had decided to devote her life to “service of the monarchy” before the royal split. ⚠️Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple. 9Meghan Markle is said to have moaned she 'gave up her entire life' for the Royal Family'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 9Meghan Markle starred in US drama Suits before marrying Prince HarryCredit: Getty Images - Getty They quote Meghan, 38, as saying: “I gave up my entire life for this family. I was willing to do whatever it takes. But here we are. It’s...
    A biography of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex dubbed by Palace insiders 'the gospel according to Harry and Meghan' is set to plunge relations with the Royal Family to a new low. Sources believe the 'resentful' couple will use the book – extracts from which will be seen for the first time this weekend – to 'settle scores'. Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, has been written by royal watchers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, described as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 'cheerleaders'. The authors boast the book published next month has been written 'with the participation of those closest to the couple'.  There have been reports that Harry and Meghan have...
    Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Milla Jovovich are among the actresses who signed the petition to support The Theses, who were denounced for “inciting violence” and for “threats” against the Chilean police. “Let’s sign this petition and show Chilean President Sebastián Piñera that the world is watching.” It is the forceful message of the more than 30 Hollywood actresses who have signed a letter in support of the collective Theses -authors of the successful feminist hymn “A rapist on your way”– in which they seek the Chilean government to withdraw the complaint that the Carabineros (the police force) filed against them in June before the Valparaíso Prosecutor’s Office. The Chilean police accuse the group of “threats to the institution”,...
    Crystal Cox/Business Insider A new study found that the more a man watches porn, the more likely he is to experience erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction mostly affects older men, but the study authors found that 23% of men under 35 had experienced the condition. They said the correlation between porn consumption and erectile dysfunction was "higher than expected." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The more porn a man watches, the more likely he is to experience erectile dysfunction during sex — even if he's young and healthy, according to a recent study. The findings, presented June 16 at the European Association of Urology's virtual congress, are based on 3,267 men in Belgium, Denmark, and the UK,...
    A new study from the U.K. finds that immunity against COVID-19 fades within weeks, putting a "nail in the coffin" of the idea of herd immunity, according to the study's authors. What are the details? The research, carried out by scientists at King's College London, determined that a COVID-19 patient's level of antibodies peaked three weeks after symptoms appeared and then in some cases faded away altogether. Research notes that in some cases, a patient's level of antibodies was entirely "undetectable" after three months. The study, conducted on antibody response of 90 patients and health care workers at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, found that 60 percent of those tested had "potent" levels of antibodies...
    Miami-Dade police officers watch as demonstrators walk past during a protest against police brutality and the recent death of George Floyd on June 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Protests continue to be held in cities throughout the country over the death of George Floyd, who was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25th. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Two study authors have retracted their research after it was used in two opinion columns to dismiss systemic racism by police is a myth. The researchers said they were careless in their study's methodology, and the lack of complete data on nationwide police-civilian interactions led to flawed results. In response to the retraction, conservative news outlets said the authors...
    This illustration, designed at the Facilities for Sickness Regulate and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.  Centers for Disorder Handle and Prevention (CDC) It is even now unclear to what extent children may unfold the coronavirus, but a new examine suggests it is achievable they can transmit it as quickly as infected older people, Swiss scientists documented Tuesday. Much less children than older people agreement Covid-19, much less produce intense types of the disease and they never seem to be “major motorists of transmission,” but youngsters of all ages have been infected, researchers stated.“Despite the large proportion of mild or asymptomatic infections, they must be considered as transmitters except demonstrated if not,” researchers from the Geneva University Hospitals...
    Responding to the uprising after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the COVID-19 pandemic, 50 of Minnesota’s most prolific and well-known artists and writers raise their voices in a new anthology, “A Moment of Silence.” Excerpts from the anthology will be released online on Wednesday, July 1, at blackmnvoices.com. Access is free and open to the public, but donations to contributing artists are requested. Curated and edited by actor, director and playwright Sha Cage, it is presented by the Playwrights’ Center and Tru Ruts, an organization that produces and elevates BIPOC  art and narratives in the Twin Cities. (BIPOC means Black, indigenous, people of color.) The project’s partners are Harry Waters Jr., Marlon James, Danez Smith and the...
    Matthew Rozsa June 23, 2020 5:10PM (UTC) A new study published this month in the academic journal Nature Communications argues that, despite all of the talk about using green technology to address man-made environmental problems, the only way for human consumption to become sustainable is if we rein in the affluent. "The key conclusion from our review is that we cannot rely on technology alone to solve existential environmental problems – like climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution – but that we also have to change our affluent lifestyles and reduce overconsumption, in combination with structural change," Professor Tommy Wiedmann from the University of New South Wales Engineering told that college's newspaper regarding the study. : The paper itself argued...
    Four authors have resigned from JK Rowling's literary agency after accusing it of failing to issue a public statement in support of transgender rights and equality. Fox Fisher, Drew Davies and Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir issued a joint statement to announce their resignation from The Blair Partnership.  A fourth author is also understood to have quit but wished to remain anonymous.   Rowling was criticised for comments she made on social media and wrote an essay, published on her personal website, expressing 'deep concerns' about transgender activism.  JK Rowling was criticised for comments she made on social media and wrote an essay expressing 'deep concerns' about transgender activism In the same essay she described being a victim of domestic...
    (CNN)Four authors signed to the same literary agency as "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling have resigned in protest at its refusal to make a statement voicing its commitment to transgender rights.Drew Davies, Fox Fisher and Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir (aka Owl) said in a statement that they had invited The Blair Partnership to speak out, but that "they were unable to commit to any action that we thought was appropriate and meaningful."The three authors, who are understood to have resigned along with a fourth who wanted to remain anonymous, said they did not take the decision to leave lightly and were "saddened and disappointed it has come to this."In the statement, published online, they wrote: "Freedom of speech can only...
    After J.K. Rowling published a transphobic screed earlier this month, multiple trans authors represented by the same literary agency, The Blair Partnership, asked the company to reaffirm its support for the trans community, and its commitment to trans equality. The company apparently refused—so they’re walking. In a joint statement, writers Fox Fisher, Drew Davies, and Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir said that after private discussions, “We felt that they were unable to commit to any action that we thought was appropriate and meaningful.” Per The Guardian, an additional author, who wishes to remain anonymous, has also vowed to leave The Blair Partnership as a client. “This decision is not made lightly, and we are saddened and disappointed it has come to this,”...
    In a new study of convalescent plasma transfusions in 20,000 coronavirus patients, authors say the data offers “robust evidence” the treatment is safe and associated with improved survival. The idea behind the therapy is that plasma of recently infected recovered coronavirus patients has antiviral antibodies that can be used to treat other patients with the virus. “Convalescent plasma has a strong historical record of some efficacy during acute infectious pandemics,” study authors write. FLORIDA SETS NEW RECORD IN CORONAVIRUS SINGLE-DAY CASES The study, published on Wednesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, offered a larger analysis expanding on an initial report of 5,000 transfused patients. Patients were given the plasma through an expanded access program developed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the...
    (CNN)Many diseases, including Covid-19, can attack men and women in different ways. Why this is depends on a complex mix of biology and behavior that can be difficult to untangle. But we do know that these differences are more likely to be considered if medical research involves female scientists, which makes the current state of scientific endeavor on Covid-19, where women are more underrepresented as authors than ever, all the more worrying.The numbers are clear: Some 1,370 papers have been published in medical journals about Covid-19 involving 6,722 authors but only 34% of these were female, according to research published last week by Ana-Catarina Pinho-Gomes, a researcher at The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.It's a...
    An influential study in the Lancet used to attack the president for recommending the use of hydroxychloroquine against coronavirus has been retracted after overwhelming criticism. The editors of the publication explained on Thursday that the authors of the study could not obtain the dataset in the study in order for third party reviewers to confirm the results. The original study was published in the Lancet on March 22. "Our independent peer reviewers informed us that Surgisphere would not transfer the full dataset, client contracts, and the full ISO audit report to their serves for analysis as such transfer would violate client agreements and confidentiality requirements," the authors said in the retraction. ...
    The authors of two major medical studies on coronavirus patients— including one that raised global concerns about the use of the hydroxychloroquine — retracted their papers on Thursday. The journals that published the studies said the authors were unable to get full access to the database behind their work to verify the raw data. The Lancet retracted an influential paper published in May that claimed to analyze data from nearly 96,000 coronavirus patients in six continents. The study found those who took hydroxychloroquine showed increased heart rhythm problems and had a higher mortality rate than those who didn't take it. The New England Journal of Medicine then retracted a study from the same authors, also published in May, that said it analyzed 8,910...
    The authors of a study published in the medical journal The Lancet that said taking hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus could be fatal retracted their findings Thursday after multiple reports questioned its data. The database belonged to a small Illinois company called Surgisphere, which is owned by Dr. Sapan Desai, one of four co-authors of the study, and which has a science fiction writer and an adult content model on its small staff, who have little or no medical or science backgrounds. The other three co-authors, including Dr. Mandeep R. Mehra, a professor at Harvard Medical School, retracted the article after their attempt to verify the data’s accuracy and authenticity were thwarted by Desai, who did not return requests for comment...
    Changes to levels of the hormone estrogen appear to make consuming alcohol more rewarding to female mice, according to a study. This may mean women are more likely to drink to excess at different phases of the menstrual cycle, one of the scientists involved told Newsweek. Higher levels of the hormone estrogen have previously been linked to women and rodents drinking more, said the authors of the research published in the journal JNeurosci. Estrogen is thought to change activity in the dopamine system, a collection of cells in the brain that play a part in how we process rewards. The authors set out to explore how estrogen affects the neurons of mice in a part of the dopamine system called...