According to recent reports, Prince Harry — also known as the Duke of Sussex — is asking for paternity leave.The primary job of a royal is to support the queen in her role as monarch, Leslie Carroll, author of several books about the royals, told Business Insider.Since retiring from the military, Prince Harry has been considered a full-time senior royal. He devotes his time to a variety of public engagements, including his work with the Invictus Games.Prince Harry reportedly wants to be a "modern dad."The royal prince and Duke of Sussex is expecting a baby with his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, this spring. Reports say he is asking for paternity leave, a move that, studies have shown, has proven benefits for new families."Harry will likely take at least two weeks paternity leave, and then he’ll enjoy a month off in August which is regular for the royals," Katie Nicholls, author of the forthcoming royal biography "Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love," told … [Read more...] about Here’s how much time off Prince Harry will get for paternity leave
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The plan, basically, was to drive east and see what happened. Plenty could go wrong as we ventured into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan without a detailed itinerary, but we had heard glowing reports of world-class mountain bike trails near Marquette, and for our family of mountain bikers, that was enough. Even if the trails didn’t pan out, we would still be near Lake Superior. For the past 10 summers we’ve spent at least one August weekend and often longer on the south shore of the Great Lake. The sand beaches and cold-water swimming draw us predictably northward during the hottest weeks of summer. This year, with two sons eager to ride their bikes, and a curiosity of what might lie beyond our usual summer getaway of Bayfield, Wis., we headed toward Marquette, Mich., in early August. What we knew of the Upper Peninsula before we went there was a handful of anecdotes. They call themselves Yoopers (U.P.-ers, get it?), and eat pasties, a meat-and-potatoes kind of thing. There … [Read more...] about Midwest Traveler: Marquette, Mich., is mountain bike city
Viet Nam News Gia Lộc HCM CITY — Vietnamese companies making eco-friendly straws have received many orders from other countries that have reduced the use of plastic straws or even banned their production. Eco-friendly straws include those made from bamboo, metal, glass, green grass and rice flour. Of these, bamboo, metal and grass straws are used mostly in Việt Nam. Many young people are popularising the use of the eco-friendly straws and sharing information on their Facebook pages. Sado Chado Việt Nam bubble-tea and food shops in HCM City, for example, attract many customers because of their rice flour straws, according to the shop’s Facebook page. Last month, images and information about rice flour straws, for instance, were shared widely on Facebook, with many people showing interest. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Thuận of the southern coastal province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu wrote on Facebook: “I want to try use … [Read more...] about VN-made, eco-friendly straws popular with importers
WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel said on Monday that it has served document requests on 81 government agencies, entities and individuals as part of an investigation into alleged obstruction of justice and other abuses by President Donald Trump and others.Among those targeted by the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee are the president's sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, WikiLeaks, White House aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former White House counsel Doug McGahn."We have seen the damage done to our democratic institutions in the two years that the Congress refused to conduct responsible oversight. Congress must provide a check on abuses of power," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a statement.Among the committee's aims is determining whether Trump may have obstructed justice by ousting perceived enemies at the … [Read more...] about US House panel issues 81 document requests in Trump obstruction probe
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 09: Alysa Liu, 13, of Richmond, stretches before she practices her technical program with her coach Laura Lipetsky at Oakland Ice Center in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Liu’s technical program includes three triple axels and is heading to the U.S. figure skating championship in Detroit from Jan. 24 to 27. She is the youngest skater in the history to complete in the 3 1/2-rotation jump. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 09: Alysa Liu, 13, center of Richmond, watches a video as she is ready her technical program practice with her coach Laura Lipetsky, not pictured, at Oakland Ice Center in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Liu’s technical program includes three triple axels and is heading to the U.S. figure skating championship in Detroit from Jan. 24 to 27. She is the youngest skater in the history to complete in the 3 1/2-rotation jump. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) … [Read more...] about Is this Bay Area teen about to redefine international figure skating?