By the time they made it to land, the injured young man was in severe shock and had no radial pulse. Bystanders on the beach strapped him to a makeshift stretcher and then whisked him away. It was too late. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. A pall descended over Massachusetts. The next day the beaches were deserted, and up and down the coast people shook their heads and predicted that nothing would ever be the same. They were right — to a point. That incident took place 83 years ago, in Buzzards Bay. Claiming the life of a 16-year-old Dorchester kid by the name of Joseph Troy, the attack became a touchstone for coastal New England. In the decades since, in those rare instances when someone spotted a shark — or, rarer still, when someone was attacked by one — public officials dipped into history to use the death as psychological comfort for panicked beachgoers. Their reassuring refrain went like this: Don’t be alarmed. We haven’t had a fatal … [Read more...] about Sharks on the Cape: Just how scared should we be?
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Ending this ‘sport’ is the only real solutionThe Union-Tribune asks if it is time to end or alter horse racing, suggesting that this “sport” can perhaps be cleaned up, as racing officials have recently opined, so as to become a safe enterprise for horses. But to accomplish that would require the elimination of greed, cruelty, stupidity and callous disregard for animal welfare — all of which are prominently on display in racing.Horse racing is, of course, not a sport at all. It is a gambling operation with the animals bearing the mortal risks. And it is no mystery why horses “break down.” Equine veterinarians explain that catastrophic injuries are preventable but inevitable when the industry demands ever more speed in younger horses whose bones are not fully developed, whose minor injuries are masked with drugs to keep the animal performing and who are often viciously whipped. This is not how anyone treats an animal loved and valued beyond its … [Read more...] about Your Say: What is the fate of the sport of horse racing?
Whereas her father may be known for his affinity for Diet Coke and fast food -- a habit Melania Trump has reportedly been trying to get him to kick -- Ivanka Trump's diet couldn't be more different. The first daughter, who has been in the public eye long before Donald Trump entered the White House, has opened up about her dieting and exercise routines in the past. According to "Eat This," the first daughter used to eat "like a teenager…carbs three times a day usually in the form of pasta or pizza." Uh, same. However, the 37-year-old kicked the carbs and bad habits when she became pregnant with her first child, Arabella, with husband Jared Kushner in 2011. See more of Ivanka over the years: 51 PHOTOS Ivanka Trump through the years See Gallery Ivanka Trump through the years Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, and guest (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) Donald Trump and Daughter Ivanka Trump at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, … [Read more...] about Take a look inside Ivanka Trump’s daily diet
Laura Litvan Bloomberg News Published 7:08 AM EST Feb 1, 2019 Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey announced that he’s running for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020, saying the nation needs to be able to see its leaders and “feel pride, not shame.” Booker, 49, a senator since 2013 and the former mayor of Newark, joins a growing Democratic primary field including fellow Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California. In a tweet and video sent Friday to supporters, Booker said he could serve as a unifying force in the Democratic Party and help the U.S. draw on a history “defined by collective action” and led by those who “linked arms to challenge and change it.” Booker took aim at the Trump administration’s detention of migrants at the southern border and the separation of children from their parents. “I believe that we can build a country where no one is … [Read more...] about Sen. Cory Booker announces 2020 presidential bid
Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press Published 6:58 am PST, Saturday, December 1, 2018 President Donald Trump listens to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak during their meeting, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. President Donald Trump listens to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak during their meeting, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 President Donald Trump listens to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak during their meeting, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. President Donald Trump listens to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak during their meeting, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s thin grasp of trade, science policy