Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, today stared lovingly into her newborn son’s eyes as she carried the little prince out of hospital just before 6pm and home to Kensington Palace.
Delighted father Prince William today revealed how Princess Charlotte and Prince George are ‘delighted’ at the arrival of their little brother who was born at 11.01am as he gave his first royal wave to an adoring public.
William joked that he didn’t keep world waiting for too long after she went into labour at around 6am before giving birth five hours later.
He said of the name of the new baby, who is now fifth in line to the throne: ‘You’ll find out soon!’ He also joked that he and Kate would have ‘Thrice worry now!’
The beaming parents looked delighted as they showed off their third son to the world who was born weighing 8lbs 7oz on St George’s Day.
Towards the end of the Royal baby’s first outing, the Duchess of Cambridge murmured to Prince William that she was worried about the baby getting cold before they headed back inside.
London’s crime wave will develop into “carnage” come summer, a leading trauma surgeon has predicted, warning ultra-violence in the capital is “the new normal”.
Dr Martin Griffiths, a consultant surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, said soaring knife and gun crime has resulted in London “looking more like South Africa, or inner-city U.S.” with regards to the rate of attacks.
“If it was hot weather right now, it would be carnage. When it gets a few degrees warmer, it’s going to be taxing. It’s going to be difficult,” he toldThe Times.
The doctor, who earlier this month revealed some of his military colleagues have likened the situation seen in London trauma wards to hospitals in Middle East warzones, said that treating young teenagers with life-threatening injuries had become “the bread and butter” of his work at the Royal London Hospital.
( Daily Mail )The Pentagon has shared new details of the successful, coordinated missile attack on Damascus which set the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program back ‘years’.
At a press conference in Washington DC on Saturday morning, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana White and Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie gave a detailed break-down of the 105 missiles launched.
‘This is going to set the program back for years. We attacked the heart of the Syrian chemical weapons program,’ Gen. McKenzie said.
He also shot down the Syrian media’s claim that Assad’s missile defense systems took down 71 of the missiles launched, revealing that none were compromised and that they were only fired once the coordinated attack was over.
Three civilians were injured but there have been no confirmed fatalities.
On Saturday, the General said that if any deaths are reported they may well have been the result of Assad’s counter fire.
‘Syria shot 40 large missiles into the air using ballistic trajectory, without guidance.
‘When we shoot iron into the air without guidance, it’s going to come down somewhere.’
He added that Syrian outlets which claimed as many as 71 of the missiles had been brought down were lying, saying playfully: ‘I can’t help you with what the Syrians are saying but what I am telling you is what actually happened.
All of the US’s aircraft returned safely to base after the attack. Gen. McKenzie did not say where the Lancer B-1 Bombers had flown from but other officials suggested they deployed from an airbase in Qatar.
‘We met our objective. We hit our target. It was mission accomplished,’ White said on Saturday, repeating the president’s tweet earlier in the day.
Dramatic before and after satellite photographs of the three targets were also shown and revealed the extent of the damage.
President Donald Trump said Friday evening in a national address that he ordered precision strikes in Syria in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad’s ‘evil and despicable’ poison gas attack that killed at least 60 people last weekend.
Speaking from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, the commander-in-chief of the United States said the strikes pummeled targets associated with Assad’s chemical weapons capabilities.
‘This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by the very terrible regime. The evil and despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children thrashing in pain and gasping for air.’ Trump said of the Syrian dictator’s horrific April 7 attack on innocent civilians. ‘These are not the actions of a man. They are crimes of a monster, instead.’
Trump forcefully confronted Iran and Russia for aligning themselves with ‘barbarism and brutality’ and said the United States and its allies in the strike, France and Britain, are prepared ‘to sustain this response’ until Assad discontinues his use of internationally prohibited nuclear weapons.
‘What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?’ Trump asked. ‘The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep. No nation can succeed in the long run by promoting rogue states, brutal tyrants and murderous dictators.’
London’s gun laws are among the strictest in the nation, but a significant spike in knife crimes is the driving force behind this crime wave.
( Daily Caller ) For the “first time in modern history,” London had more murders in February than New York City did, according to The Times.
London’s 15 killings were above New York City’s 14 murders for the month. And a similar trend appears to be developing as March’s final data rolls in, with London edging New York City by a margin of 22 to 21.
According to research from the University of California’s Eric Monkkonen, London’s murder rate has been half or significantly less than New York City’s for well over 200 years, until early 2018.
London’s gun laws are among the strictest in the nation, but a significant spike in knife crimes is the driving force behind this crime wave. Last year alone, 80 people were killed by stabbing, and this year’s pace of 29 so far is set to overtake that. Labour MP Sarah Jones called London’s knife crime wave an “epidemic.”
( CNS News ) The latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review features a piece by Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University. Mazar supervised the excavation that found Hezekiah’s seal among the thirty-three recovered bullea.
Among the other clay seals was one inscribed with the name “Yesha ‘yah[u].” () For those of us who didn’t study Hebrew, the name means “YHWH is salvation.” In English, the name is rendered as “Isaiah.”
You heard me, Isaiah. The obvious question is: Did the seal belong to the Isaiah?
Mazar believes it may well have. The biggest reason is that beneath the name “Yesha ‘yah[u]” are the Hebrew letters rendered as “nvy.” Now, a piece of that bottom line is missing, so Mazar can’t be 100 percent certain, but “n-v-y” are the first letters of the Hebrew word “nabi” which means “prophet.”
Scottish YouTuber Mark Meechan — better known as “Count Dankula” — was found guilty of the hate crime of being “Grossly Offensive” for teaching his girlfriend’s dog NAZI salutes
( Daily Caller ) The United Kingdom is once again taking down serious threats to its national security.
This time, the UK brought to justice a comedian who taught his girlfriend’s dog how to do a Roman salute.
On Tuesday, Scottish YouTuber Mark Meechan — better known as “Count Dankula” — was found guilty of the hate crime of being “Grossly Offensive” for teaching a pug how to imitate the fascist gesture.
The stunt was not meant to promote fascism or white supremacy in any way and was merely a joke done to irritate Count Dankula’s girlfriedn. The court appeared unfazed by this argument, and found him guilty of a crime that could result in two months of jail-time.
Whether you find the joke offensive or not, it’s hard to argue how a sieg-heiling pug is a threat to anyone, especially when it was not meant as an endorsement of national socialism. This dog is not going to create a Woofen-SS division just because he can raise up his paw in return for a treat.
And Dankula is certainly not the first British citizen to play up the Nazis for laughs or apolitical shock.
Monty Python once had a skit where the crew dressed up as Nazis and threw up the salute for comedy. They were not arrested for such an act.