Trump LNG export policy sparks clash between big energy users and gas industry

Trump LNG export policy sparks clash between big energy users and gas industry

Large energy consumers should come into conflict with the natural gas industry over President Trump’s plan to increase LNG exports as part of its “energy dominance” plan in favor of growth.

Trump and key cabinet officials have made increasing LNG exports a central issue on the agenda of the United States energy administration during the “Energy Week” before the July 4 vacation. Trump said he wanted the nation in an age where power mastery is autonomous and capable of exporting.

However, large energy users warn against the administration that they deliver more natural gas abroad is problematic for the growth of companies and jobs nationwide, and ultimately could hurt the economic President agenda.

“Excess LNG Export approvals by the United States Department of Energy in countries where the United States did not have free trade agreement, does not comply with US policy Prime Minister and” fair trade “President Trump and constitute A major long-term threat in industries competitiveness and employment exposed to intense energy trade, “said Paul Cicio, president of America’s Industrial Energy Consumers, on Wednesday a letter to Energy and Commerce Secretaries Rick Perry And Wilbur Ross, respectively.

The Cicio group represents large industrial energy users such as the chemical and steel industries, in which natural gas is a key product. Its members want to ensure that the supply of natural gas remains stable and the price is low.

The letter was sent ahead of Thursday’s Energy Trump address to end Energy Week, in which he underscored that the United States has become self-sufficient in natural gas production. The rise of natural gas schists made the US A major producer of gaseous fossil fuels, and federal government projects that the United States would become a net exporter by the end of the decade.

But Cicio injects doubts about supplies that continue indefinitely. The 100-year supply of natural gas is a “myth,” if the rate of natural gas to be exported is reached, argued in the letter, citing recent projections of Energy Information that support that 12 billion cubic feet Per day natural gas exports up to 2050.

One of the major export terminals in Louisiana operates for this day, but another six facilities must be open for the next three years. All LNG terminals must be authorized by the Department of Energy before exports can begin.

Projection “shows that 56 percent of all natural gas resources are consumed within this period,” Cicio wrote. “For companies that build facilities to last 50 years or more, it is very worrying.”

However, for LNG and natural gas industry drillers, these claims are no longer relevant, said Charlie Riedl, executive director of the Liquefied Natural Gas Center. Citi’s arguments are even more disconcerting given that exports are based on a surplus of natural gas that will not reduce supplies to manufacturers, Riedl said.

“What we are talking about exporting is still a surplus of gas, which is the projected plan ahead,” said M. Riedl. “The administration seems to understand that, and I think it works very well with US policy first.”

Riedl said the Trump administration “understands we have enough supply,” while sufficient infrastructure is available “to supply gas to manufacturing states like Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and the Midwest where there is so much manufacturing.”

In addition, natural gas prices fell to about $ 3 per unit and the price is “expect to stay flat,” he said. Most midwest manufacturers are close enough to the shale gas regions in Ohio and Pennsylvania, “buying cheap gas at these facilities will not change with the export of gas to other countries.”

Riedl also stressed that the administration has consulted with some of the largest users of natural gas, such as chemical giant Dow, who told Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in May that he had no problem with increasing LNG exports. There are ten years or six years, Dow has been one of the main criticisms of LNG exports, he said.

U.S. auto sales fall for fourth straight month in June

U.S. auto sales fall for fourth straight month in June

Top auto makers reported a fourth consecutive month of US new vehicle sales for June and were below analysts’ expectations, despite huge discounts for consumers and more flexible credit standards, providing new evidence That 2017 will not be less than the record year last year for the industry.

However, auto makers stock rose, while retail sales to consumers were relatively stable to US auto makers General Motors Co (GM.N) indicating that the industry was in place for A good end of ‘year.

The Autodata consultant industry places the industry’s temporarily adjusted annual sales rate at 16,510,000 units, or the lowest level since February 2015. It was below Wall Street expectations 16.6 million vehicles and 2% lower Than in June 2016.

US consumers continued to avoid trucks for trucks, vans and larger crosses. Sales of passenger cars were also affected, as some car manufacturers, including GM, have moved to reduce sales from relatively low-margin rental agencies.

The US auto industry has sought a slowdown after reaching a record 17.55 million new vehicles sold in 2016. A drop of almost new used vehicles pose competition for new vehicle sales and car manufacturers have increasingly resorted to To consumer discounts and weakened credit conditions.

Automotive trading site Edmunds said the average length of auto loans reached a record high of 69.3 months in June.

“It’s a financial risk, leaving exposed borrowers to invest in their vehicles for a large portion of their loans,” said Jessica Caldwell, general industry analysis director Edmunds.

GM said its sales fell by about 5% from June 2016, but the industry will see higher sales in the second half of 2017 compared to the first half.

“Total sales in the United States are moderate due to a decline in total daily sales, but the key US economic fundamentals are clearly positive,” said chief economist Mustafa Mohatarem GM. “Under current economic conditions, we expect retail sales to the United States vehicles will remain strong in the foreseeable future.”

Ford Motor Co (FN) said its June sales were hit by sales of lower fleets to rental agencies, companies and government entities, which fell 13.9%, while consumer sales were stable.

Wall Street analysts are concerned that millions of low-mileage and all-rented vehicles planned to hit the market in late 2019 will weigh on future new vehicle sales.

Ford’s vice president of marketing, sales, and service in the United States, Mark LaNeve, said during a conference call that the automaker has just shown its competitors to reduce their reliance on credit – a bill to close a sale.

GM shares added 1.8% on Monday, while Ford’s shares rose 3.3%.

Automobiles Fiat Chrysler NV (FCA) (FCAU.N) said June sales fell 7 percent from the same month a year earlier.

But Toyota brand Lexus’ luxury car sales fell 5.4% during the year.

Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) said its sales in the United States rose 2 percent. But while sales of trucks, SUVs and crossovers rose 19.5%, sales of sedans fell 12.1%.

In recent years, Americans have increasingly avoided small passenger cars for larger vehicles.

Honda Motor Co Ltd (7267.T) said June sales rose 0.8 percent.

Tesla deliveries at low end of forecast, starting Model 3 production

Tesla deliveries at low end of forecast, starting Model 3 production

Tesla Inc. said it has delivered about 47,100 electric sedans and SUVs in the first half of 2017, at the lower end of its own forecast shortly after the chief executive announced that Elon Musk production of his model For the mass market 3 would begin this week and build 20 000 a month of December.

Shares were down 2.5% on Monday’s regular session at $ 352.62 after the Model 3 comments and fell a bit more in trade outside of trading hours, following the first half report.

Tesla says a “serious shortfall” of new battery packs had forced vehicle manufacturing through June, and predicted that shipments of the second half of the Model S sedan and Sport Utility Vehicle Model X would probably exceed those of the first half. He planned deliveries in the first half from 47,000 to 50,000.

Most investors are focused on model 3’s outlook and some analysts were skeptical about the planned launch in July after production delays and quality problems have hampered the start-up of the Model S and Model X

Tesla shares have risen more than 60 percent this year, partly on expectations of a major launch for its Model 3, the company’s first car to refer to the mass market. Tesla has a market value of 58 billion, more than General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.

In a series of Twitter releases Sunday night, Musk said Model 3 had passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule.

“Production increases exponentially, so they should be 100 cars in August and above Sept 1500,” musk said. “It looks like we can get 20,000 model cars a month in December”

This corresponds to the target set by Tesla, more than 5000 models 3 per week by the end of this year and 10 000 vehicles per week “sometime in 2018”.

Tesla filed on deposits of more than 300 000 models 3, starting at $ 35,000 per vehicle. Its popularity stands out as the top US manufacturers are facing a slowdown. GM and Ford reported lower sales for June this Monday.

Model 3 was a turning point for Tesla as it moved from a luxury car manufacturer to a mass producer. The 500,000 vehicles the company plans to achieve next year are almost six times the production in 2016.

Reuters reported in February that Tesla closed production at its California assembly plant for a week to prepare for the production of the sedan 3, to meet its target starting in July.

(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bangalore and Peter Henderson in San Francisco, edited by Amrutha Gayathri and Bill Rigby)

5 reasons why Israel matters to India

5 reasons why Israel matters to India

NEW DELHI: Defense, agriculture, trade, diplomacy and water management will dominate the talks during the current visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Israel – the first prime minister of India to visit the Jewish homeland.

In addition to his official official commitments, Modi is also expected to meet Moshe Holtzberg, a survivor of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack in Mumbai 2008. Moshe was two years old when the attack occurred.

“Before the visit, the two countries have prepared a joint economic enterprises roadmap,” Haaretz said June 29, 2017.

“The Israeli cabinet approved a 23-page document pursuing dozens of bilateral measures and a budget of 280 million NIS (about $ 79.6 million, or Rs 514 crore) – a larger sum than Israel has never restricted to China, Africa and Latin America.

India is the main destination for arms exports to Israel, buying 41 percent of exports between 2012 and 2016, according to the Stockholm International Research Institute for Peace, an independent international research institute and conflict.

Israel is the third largest source of arms in India, with a share of 7.2 percent in imports between 2012 and 2016, alongside the United States (14 percent) and Russia (68 percent).

Early indications of cooperation came during the 1962 Sino-Indian War, while Israel was providing military aid from India. Israel has also aided India during the wars with Pakistan in 1965 and 1971.

India rebuilt during the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel providing spare parts for French Mystere and Hurricane aircraft and AX-13 tanks (also made in France).

The emphasis on partnership was the provision of Israeli artillery shells during the Kargil war in 1999, while India faced a shortage.

In the late 1990s, a critical defense contract was purchased by Barak, an Indian, one air defense missile, purchased specifically for its ability to intercept Harpoon missiles manufactured in the United States deployed by Pakistan.

Indian imports of unarmed UAVs were almost all of Israeli origin. In 176 unmanned aerial vehicles purchased from Israel, 108 are unmanned aerial vehicles. UAV Searcher and Heron are 68.

In April 2017, India and Israel have signed a $ 2 billion for medium-range surface missile system, which will provide the Indian Army the opportunity to shoot down aircraft, missiles and drones distances of up to 70 km.

In September 2016, tests were conducted on surface-to-air long range missiles developed along with a range of 70 km, designed to equip three guided missile destroyers of the Indian Navy.

India has successfully tested the air-surface missile in SPYDER’s rapid response from Israel in May this year. The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to implement this system on its western border.

India and Israel also cooperate closely in the fight against terrorism problems through a joint working group in the fight against terrorism.

Several official ministerial and senior Israeli visits preceded the Modi tour. These were visits by Interior Minister LK Advani in 2000, former APJ President Abdul Kalam in 2008, Interior Minister Rajnath Singh in 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015 and Minister of Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in 2016.

Three ships of the Indian Navy, destroyer INS Mumbai, INS Trishul and frigate INS Aditya cistern made a goodwill visit to the port of Haifa in May 2017 to mark the 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

An action plan for Indo-Israeli agriculture of 2015-18 is operational and 15 of the 26 centers of excellence proposed in agriculture were developed in India with the help of Israel to present the latest technologies to farmers in India .

Phase I (2010-12) and Phase II (2012-15) of the agreement has been completed, in response to the Lok Sabha.



A US-backed Arab and Kurdish alliance attempting to expel the Islamic State group (ISIS) from the southern city of Raqqa, crossed the wall surrounding the old city, said the coalition led by the United States in a statement Tuesday morning.

Coalition forces besieging Raqqa hit two small holes in the Rafiqah wall surrounding the old city, allowing Kurdish Arab forces to go beyond the fortified part of the city.

Brett McGurk, the United States’ special envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, tweeted that the breakthrough was a “milestone in the campaign to free the city.”

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The attacks against the wall enabled the forces to choose the best entrance in the old town, to avoid the mines that ISIS had requested. Choosing a point of entry also makes coalition forces less vulnerable to suicide attacks and sniper vehicles elsewhere.

The coalition also said that only 25-meter (82-foot) sections of the wall were concentrated, in order to preserve the historic 2,500-foot wall surrounding the Old Town.

“Unlike ISIS who deliberately destroyed the ruins of Palmira and Al-Nuri Mosque and use sites such as The Wall, hospitals, schools and mosques as Rafiqa storage and weapons weapons combat positions, coalition forces are Making a great effort to protect civilians and preserve these sites for future generations, “Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman, said in a statement.

“The most humane way to save the people of Raqqa is to gain ISIS speed and decision, which terrified the people of Raqqa for more than three years, only in this way that people can be Raqqa keep and the city returns to peace” , Continued.

The wall breach comes after the alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, surrounded the entire city after the capture of two villages in the south, which ISIS militants fled.

Raqqa was the first city where militants of the Islamist group captured in January 2014. It served as de facto capital of the Isis auto caliphate between the Iraq-Syrian border.

The jihadist group used the city to plan attacks in Europe, hold Western hostages and welcome their executives at any given time. The group also controls the ancient Syrian city of Palmira, but Raqqa is the largest city that has captured the country.

The coalition estimates that some 2,500 jihadists will defend the city. But SDF forces have made rapid progress, securing at least a quarter of the city’s districts since the start of the offensive on June 6

In Lofty Versailles Speech, Macron Tells the French to Prepare for Change

In Lofty Versailles Speech, Macron Tells the French to Prepare for Change

The new president has launched as much as an agent of change that France wanted and as a bulwark against his country a new uncertain world order.

Mr. Macron said very little since his election on May 7, cultivating a kind of mystery about his exact intentions.

It broke this mid-season on Monday in a speech that lasted more than an hour in a rare joint session of the French parliament in Versailles.

He set a high standard for his five-year term, giving a tone but largely avoiding the details.

Instead, the president returned to the campaign mode: an extended and high-flying speech, centered largely on the quasi-mystical relationship of ordinary citizens to political power. This relationship was damaged, he suggested.

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Along the way, which has widespread, with moralists praise for France’s cultural heritage, a petition for the “fair and humane” treatment of refugees, the implementation of a less technological and semi-sought European Union hidden in the States United under President Trump when he warned against such “democracies, old allies, now threatening the established order.”

By American Expression standards, it was abstract. But Mr Macron was a point: the French citizens demanded changes after years of stagnation, had to change and it was man to do so.

“This is nothing less than the elimination between the French and Republic citizens, the relationship has dissolved within the framework of the mechanical exercise of energy,” Macron said.

“A contractual relationship,” he added. “Efficiency, representativeness and accountability, I want the emergence of a contractual republic.”

“Our democracy nourishes itself in action and in our capacity to change what is daily and real,” he said. “It’s not five years of adjustment and the half-measures we have before us,” said Mr. Macron. The French “waiting for a deep transformation.”

First, it was proposed to reduce by a third body that heard, the French swollen parliament of 900 members. He then told lawmakers that they had less regulation.

“We are going to put an end to the proliferation of legislation,” he said, which was not compatible with the changing economy and society that confronts France.

This motive was consistent with the disdain that Mr. Macron has shown since the beginning of the world of conventional French politics.

Surprised the traditional parties of the right and left, and now relies on last month’s elections most of its own political movement.

“The French showed their impatience with a political world made up of hollow sterile disputes and ambitions in which we have lived so far,” he said Monday.

Surveys show that the French are now more optimistic than they were in recent years. Mr. Macron wanted to encourage optimism about the future Monday.

France was asked to become “the center of a new humanist project for the world,” informing citizens to beware of “cynicism that remains at home.”

He added, “And that’s all we need to close it, day after day.”

He entered the French press, which he has largely avoided since his election, calling for “putting an end to these men hunting” to “the unceasing pursuit of scandal” and a “frenzy of shame for us” – and it has already cost several Ministers contaminated by the potential for financial misconduct.

Dispute Over British Baby’s Fate Draws In Pope and U.S. President

Dispute Over British Baby’s Fate Draws In Pope and U.S. President

Now the British boy is at the center of a global debate, drawing in the Vatican and president of Trump, in which medical treatment, if any, is entitled to receive, and decides: family, doctors and courts.

“These terrible decisions must be made all the time,” said Jonathan D. Moreno, an ethics professor at the University of Pennsylvania. “It’s very rare for a case like this to break out on the world stage, and difficult moral and ethical issues arise.”

London hospital treating Charlie asked for permission to expel him from life support. His parents want to take him to the United States, where it is believed that an experimental treatment has an opportunity – until now – to prolong his life, even though the disease has no cure.

This case is however different from that of Schiavo. Similarly, to Francis and Trump together is like saying that the two are …
One wonders if Donald would be so sympathetic to Charlie’s fate whether the child was Syrian or Iranian or if his parents did not have …

Three British courts agreed with the hospital, as did the European Court of Human Rights, which last week rejected a final appeal by Charlie’s parents.

But Francis and M. Trump also weighed in, adding another dimension to an extraordinarily thorny bioethical and legal conflict that stings the British medical and legal class against the wishes of the child’s parents.

The judges in the case acknowledged that the case reveals differences in legislation and medicine – and a willing American willingness to prove something, if unlikely if the likelihood of success – but they felt that extending infant would be inhuman and irrational . The case echoes that of Terri Schiavo, a Florida woman who was left in a persistent vegetative state after cardiac arrest and was also the subject of a legal battle.

A Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told Vatican Radio Sunday that the Pope had followed the case of parents “with affection and sadness,” saying that his desire to maintain and care for his own son until the end did not Must be ignored “.

The best pediatric hospital in Italy, led by the Vatican, to the Italian news agency ANSA on Monday that would be willing to take Charlie.

“We understand that the situation is desperate,” said Mariella Enoc, director of the Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome, and said she had been in contact with the British authorities to signal the willingness to take the patient, the agency said.

“We are close relatives in prayer and, if it is your desire, we are open to receive your child into our structure for the time it will take for him to live.”

M. Trump, who was not known to have expressed a prior opinion, wrote on Twitter on Monday that if the United States could help “, he would do
Glad to do it. ”

The Pope and the president have repeatedly criticized the court or hospital sentences. Helen Aguirre Ferré, director of social media affairs at the White House said that Mr.

Trump had decided to speak after hearing “heartbreaking situation.” M. Trump has not spoken to the family, he said, and does not want to “squeeze them in any way.”

“The president trying to be useful, if possible,” he added.

Charlie was born on August 4 with a depleted mitochondrial DNA encéphalomyopathique. It is considered as one of the 16 children in the world with the condition, the result of a genetic mutation.

The Latest: Police say no charges filed in Boston taxi crash

The Latest: Police say no charges filed in Boston taxi crash

BOSTON – The latest taxi crash injured several pedestrians in Boston (all local times):

Police said a taxi driver who jumped a sidewalk near Boston’s Logan International Airport that hit a group of taxi drivers has not been charged in the accident.

Taxi driver’s vehicle hit people on a Monday in a taxi’s tail area. Ten people were injured. Police said all the wounded appeared to be taxi drivers.

Authorities say the driver is from Cambridge and remained on the scene. State police said the driver was questioned by state soldiers and was allowed to leave after the interview. They say there is no information to suggest that the crash was intentional.

Massachusetts state police said a taxi driver jumped into the brothel and hit a group of taxi drivers sit in a resting area, injuring 10 people near the Boston airport.

The 56-year-old taxi driver drove pedestrians in a taxi queue area Monday near Logan International Airport in East Boston.

A police officer said the accident is considered a case of operator error in which the driver treads the pedal instead of the brake. The person was not authorized to comment on the matter and spoke with The Associated Press to remain anonymous.

State police, Maj. Frank McGinn says one person was seriously injured. Three people had less severe but “significant” injuries.

State police spokesman David Procopio said there was no information to suggest that the crash was intentional.

The Massachusetts State Police said an accident that injured 10 pedestrians near the Boston airport does not appear to be an intentional act.

A police officer said the accident is considered a case of operator error in which the driver treads the pedal instead of the brake. The person was not authorized to comment on the matter and spoke with The Associated Press to remain anonymous.

The 56-year-old taxi driver hit pedestrians in a taxi queue area Monday afternoon near Boston’s Logan International Airport in the East. State police spokesman David Procopio said 10 people were injured, some seriously.

The video of the scene showed a white car with frontal support damage against a building and picnic tables nearby.

According to Procopio, according to early investigations, “there is no data to suggest that the crash was intentional.”

Massachusetts state police said a 56-year-old taxi driver who hit a group of pedestrians near the Boston airport remained on the scene and was interviewed by police.

Spokesman David Procopio said at least several people were injured, some seriously, Monday afternoon near Boston’s Logan International Airport in the East.

The video of the scene showed a white car with frontal support damage against a building and picnic tables nearby. The vehicle is surrounded by debris. Rescue teams have loaded at least one person on a stretcher.

The accident occurred in a waiting area for taxis. Procopio said the case is under investigation.

The video of the scene showed a white car with frontal support damage against a building and picnic tables nearby. The vehicle is surrounded by debris. Rescue teams have loaded at least one person on a stretcher.

Procopio said the cause of the accident is under investigation.

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Turkey Secures Laptop Ban Exemption

Turkey Secures Laptop Ban Exemption

Turkish Airlines said it expects measures to ban large electronic devices in cockpits from aircraft leaving Istanbul for the United States.

To be lifted Wednesday, while restrictions to the long-distance competitor United account will be removed from its hub in Dubai in the near future.

Turkey Air shares rose 2.4 percent following comments from Bilal Eksi’s CEO on Twitter late on Monday.

United for its part said it was “working hard” with the authorities to implement improved airport security guidelines required by the US Department of Homeland Security to ensure exemption from the ban.

“We hope we received validation that all measures have been successfully implemented so that the ban on electronics could be lifted as soon as possible for our flights to the US,” the company said in Persian an email .

Etihad Airways, based in Abu Dhabi, has become the first airport to see the ban on laptops Sunday lifted, with the help of a pre-clearance system in which passengers are subject to the United States.

Border checks before boarding the plane. The lifting of the ban in major centers of the Middle East will serve as an asset to carriers after the measures have taken some customers to switch to airlines where they could still use large personal devices along the way.

United States visa restrictions for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries could still mean fewer passengers on some flights, while Gulf demand has weakened, while low oil prices reward oil economies.

Meanwhile, a political dispute between Qatar and several of its Arab neighbors forced Qatar Airways to eliminate flights and divert others.

Abu Dhabi’s laptops were lifted after officials from the US Transportation Security Administration have evaluated improved security procedures in a two-hour check on Saturday night, according to Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting CEO of the airport’s parent company.

The airport was one of 10 in the Middle East and North Africa, where US authorities detained passengers to obtain the largest electronic items such as mobile phones for aircraft bound for the US. At the end of March.

US officials are pushing the poles to bolster security after intelligence reports indicate that terrorist groups may be able to hide bombs on devices.

Emirates, the world’s largest long-haul airline, previously said that it had suffered a decline in reserves and had to land 13 aircraft due to visa restrictions and hand luggage in the United States electronic.

Dubai Airports have offered all our cooperation to work with regulators, supervisors and Arabs “to limit the limits of the devices, but the operator can not estimate which will be the last, said a ground door.

Who Was Sally Hemings? Thomas Jefferson’s Slave Bore Him 6 Children

Who Was Sally Hemings? Thomas Jefferson’s Slave Bore Him 6 Children

In a discovery that could shed more light on the relationship between the famous Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, archaeologists discovered Hemings neighborhoods in what used to house Jefferson’s plantation in Monticello, Virginia, NBC News Monday reported.

This is said to be the first physical space dedicated to Hemings, whose life to date remains a half-solved puzzle.

Historians have debated Hemings’ role in the former president’s life, as he asserted during his first term that he has fathered children with her. According to, the statement was made in a report published in September 1802 by political journalist James T. Callender, a separate ally of Jefferson.

Callender wrote in a Richmond newspaper that Jefferson had for years kept one of his slaves as his “concubine.” “His name is Sally,” Callender said, adding that Jefferson had several children with her.

Although there have been rumors of a sexual relationship between Jefferson and a woman enslaved before 1802 Article Callender’s widely distributed story and has been published in many newspapers during the remainder of Jefferson’s presidency. Jefferson apparently did not offer any public explanation or comment on the claim. The whole episode is known as the Jefferson-Hemings controversy.

An overview of the history of Hemings suggests that Elizabeth Hemings was born in 1773 and was probably called Sarah. According to NBC, there are only four known descriptions of it.

Blacksmith attacked Isaac Granger Jefferson recalled that Hemings was “mighty almost white.” . . Very nice, long hair and smooth on his back. “We do not know if she could read and write, since she did not leave any written history known. said his father was John Wayles, Jefferson’s stepfather. He entered Jefferson’s house as part of the Jefferson Wayles domain legate in 1774 and probably served as nurse to the Jefferson, Mary girl.

In 1784, Jefferson was appointed envoy of the United States in France sent Maria to live with him. Hemings, a teenager at the time, was chosen to accompany Mary in France in 1787, after an elderly slave is pregnant and could not make the trip.

Sally returned with the family at her Virginia Monticello home in 1789 and seems to have served as a home and a maid.

It was after this that Jefferson, 46, allegedly had a sexual relationship with Hemings and his generous children. says Jefferson Monticello was the likely time of conception for every six children known Hemings.

There are no records indicating that she was anywhere else at that time, or birth records that sometimes exclude Jefferson paternity.

Hemings children were skinned, and three of them (daughter Harriet and Beverly Eston and son) lived as members of white society as adults. According to accounts of the time, some of the children closely resembled Jefferson Hemings. All six were released by Jefferson, but have never given the freedom of another slave Nuclear family. He did not disclose Hemings. He was allowed to leave Monticello by his daughter Martha after Jefferson’s death in 1826 and went to live with his son in Charlottesville, where she died in 1835.

In an article published in Nature in 1998, Dr. Eugene Foster argued that a DNA study has provided evidence that Jefferson was the biological father of Eston Hemings. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation has established a committee in the same year to evaluate the DNA study

After the results of the committee have been published, the president of the foundation Daniel P. Jordan said in a statement:

“Although paternity can not be established with absolute certainty, our assessment of the best available evidence suggests a high probability that Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings had a relationship with the time that led to the birth of, and may – all being The children known by Sally Hemings. ”

The NBC report said Monday that Conservatives Monticello worked diligently to integrate Hemings life under Jefferson’s complete story, which made the old newspaper stories cite Jefferson Hemings as concubine. The Hemings room is being restored to a possible public view.