April 11, 2017
A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group is headed to the water near the Korean Peninsula, and we’re explaining how two countries view the altered in course. Also featured: An asteroid is headed for an Earth “fly-by”; an associate justice is headed for a gentle Supreme Court hazing, and a good stretch could help people head for older age in better health .
CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: The clock is ticking on Tuesday’s edition of CNN 10. I’m Carl Azuz and we’re going to get right to it .
The Pentagon says it’s sending a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group to the water near the Korean Peninsula. This involves the USS Carl Vinson and the ships escorting it which include destroyers that are capable of shooting down weapons. The group was originally headed from Singapore to Australia, but it changed direction. The reason: provocations by North Korea, according to U.S. defense official .
Tensions on the peninsula are high. South Korea is a U.S. ally. It says the situation is grave and that North Korea might be scheming another nuclear test and rocket launch in the working day ahead.
Japan is a U.S. ally. It says it’s get harder to maintain security in the region and that having U.S. ships in the area is an important deterrent to North Korea.
The communist country has blamed what it bellows U.S. aggressivenes for the reason it’s trying to develop atomic weapon. But its programme of is considered illegal by other countries. As far as the U.S. strike group runs, “The Navy Times”, a U.S. military book, says it’s rare for American officials to announce the movements of U.S. aircraft carrier, but that when it is done, it’s meant to send a message.
How is North Korea answering ?
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WILL RIPLEY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: We’ve been speaking with North Korean officials here in Pyongyang and they tell us that they are receiving the message the United States is sending by deploying that carrier strike group to the water off the Korean Peninsula and they likewise believe that the issue of missiles attack on that Syrian air base was a direct alert from the Trump administration not only to China but likewise to North Korea.
But their response may not be what the Trump administration is intending to be. They mention, instead of backing down, they want to accelerate their nuclear program and their weapons developing. They had said for a long time that they believe the U.S. is hypocritical because it possesses nuclear weapon. It’s the only country that has in the past use atomic weapon on civilians .
And they look at what has happened in other countries, like Iraq and Syria, regimes that have been taken down by the U.S. and its friends. They look at the chaos that’s happening in Syria and they do not want to see a repeat of that here in North Korea. They say that if the Trump administration would have launched some sort of a preemptive strike here, they would retaliate and that could potentially be very devastating even with the weapons that North Korea possesses right now.
There are tens of millions of people in the greater Seoul area, some 30 miles from the demilitarized zone, well within range of North Korea’s conventional weapons, including artillery, that could a lot of damage and kill a lot of people. But it could be even bigger than that, because U.S. and South Korean officials have reckoned for several weeks now that North Korea is really ready at any time to push the button on its sixth nuclear test .
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AZUZ( voice-over ): Ten-second trivia :
What do Ceres, Juno and Vesta have in common ?
Are they all nebulae, asteroids, Ford car simulates or Greek gods ?
These aren’t simply asteroids. They’re some of the first ones that were ever named .
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AZUZ: Here’s another one: 2014 JO25. The epithet doesn’t have the same right as Ceres maybe, but NASA says this asteroid is running a zip by the Earth next week.
Let’s not mention zip by. The closest it will come is 1.1 million miles away. That’s more than four times the distance from the Earth to the moon. And while you may or may not be able to see it with the basic telescope, larger, most powerful instruments will be studying the stone to try to learn more about it.
Why does this matter? Well, a NASA space probe indicates that 2014 JO25 is about 2,000 feet in size, about the length of six football fields, and though lots of small-scale asteroids pass this distance from the Earth every month, this will be the first time in 13 years that a space stone this big did.
Is there any chance it will make a detour and accident into our planet? No, according to experts .
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JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH, U.S. State supreme court: I will never forget that to whom much is given, much will be expected. And I promise you that I will do my powers permit to be a faithful maid of the Constitution and the statutes of this great commonwealth. Thank you .
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AZUZ: The words of the 113 U.S. Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, after he was sworn in yesterday. The justice who administered the curse, Anthony Kennedy, was someone Gorsuch clerked for in 1990 s. The new justice described Kennedy as his mentor. And though Gorsuch is 49 years old, as far as the U.S. Supreme Court, he’s the new kid on the block .
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ARIANE DE VOGUE, State supreme court REPORTER: After a lifetime of preparation and several grueling weeks as a nominee, Neil Gorsuch has arrived at the Supreme Court. There’s merely one trouble, he’s the junior most justice .
SUBTITLE: The Life of the Junior Most Justice .
DE VOGUE: The Supreme Court is steep in tradition and seniority. As such, a new justice experiences a gentle hazing. For example, there is a regular closed- door meeting, which is held in this room, which C-Span was able to photograph in 2009. Simply justices are allowed to attend the meeting. No clerks , no assistants, merely the nine. And the junior most justice is charged with answering the door, seriously .
Here’s what Justice Elena Kagan, the former junior justice, described the undertaking during a talk at Preston University .
JUSTICE ELENA KAGAN, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE: I entail, literally, if there is a knock on the door and I don’t hear the views, they will not be a single other person who will move. They will merely all stare at me until I figure out, “Oh, I guess somebody knocked on the door.” And these two jobs, the kind of notes-taking and the door opening are able to obtain — you can see how they can get in a way of each other .
DE VOGUE: And it gets worse. The junior justice is in charge of the cafeteria committee.
KAGAN: It’s not a very good cafeteria. So, this is really merely the possibilities of that they have to merely kind of cloud you all the time actually, like, oh , no, Elena, this meat isn’t very good .
DE VOGUE: Justice Stephen Breyer is the recent champ junior justice. He served in a record-breaking 11 years during a stretch when membership didn’t change. And while this aspect of Supreme Court life may resemble high school, Gorsuch with the daydream docket of constitutional cases before him is going to enter perhaps the last field of Washington that still realizes collegiality .
Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were ideological opposites but close friends, even traveling together on occasion. Justices are known to help each other regardless rank.
Here’s what Clarence Thomas said in 2013 when Scalia helped him .
JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE: I can honestly say that as beat up as I was when I got there with the workload, I don’t know how I would have gotten through it if he hadn’t there — he became quickly a friend. New colleagues come on and you make adjustments and they become your family .
DE VOGUE: And Justice Ginsburg had a similar anecdote when she got tasked with writing a difficult belief .
JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG, ASSOCIATE JUSTICE: I attempted Justice O’Connor’s advice, it was simple — merely do it .
DE VOGUE: And then after the belief was issued, the encouragement continued .
GINSBURG: She devoted an attendant a note for me. It read, “This is your first opinion for the court. It is a fine one. I look forward to many more.”
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AZUZ: Say that doing this could help not only improve range of motion or flexibility, but also increase blood flowing, build us better at athletics, have better balance, and maybe live to 100 may not be such of a stretch. But when is the best time to do it and how long should you spend
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DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: Most people ignore stretching. And I suppose stretching is really important to its implementation of whatever goal you have, whether it’s weight loss, whether it’s house muscle. But none of that is going to be possible, surely not in a long run, unless you’re stretching and really taking care of those muscles and tendons to make sure they’re healthy and they’re not as likely to get injured .
There’s been all this debate about when is the best time to stretch. And I think there’s been pretty good proof that stretching before a workout may not be a best thing. A couple of reasons: first of all, your muscles, your tendons, everything is cold. You start to actively stretch that, you can potentially injure yourself. If you stretch too much ahead, that could hurt your performance during your actual workout. But the best time to stretch is really after your workout.
According to the National Academy of athletics medicine, stretching is not something that’s supposed to be a particularly long activity. Actually no more than 30 seconds. You can push yourself a little bit, but you never want to push yourself to the point where it hurts, that’s when injuries start to occur. Stretching is really about flexibility, both of body and of psyche.
Put those things together, that can help you live to 100 .
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AZUZ: Well, if you’re acrophobic or hydrophobic, this pond ain’t for you. Part of it widens ten feet over the side of the Market Square Tower in Houston, Texas, and the view that’s 40 stories straight down might build you want to parachute instead of a swimsuit .
According to Chron.com, the Flexiglass floor is eight inches thick. There’s another pond in the building for people afraid of statures.
Apartment here range from $1,800 to $18,000 a month. To afford that, some folks might have to pond their resources. The video surely made a splash, but will demand spill out and reach new statures, or will the idea tank? Will the bottom fall out? Guess it all could defend on whether the precipitous pond comprises sea .
I’m Carl Azuz for CNN 10.
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