Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justice

Barrett appeared at the White House with Trump as he made the announcement. Trump called her "one of our nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds."

If confirmed to replace liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at age 87 on 18 September, Barrett would become the fifth woman ever to serve on the top US judicial body and push its conservative majority to a commanding 6-3. With Trump's fellow Republicans controlling the Senate, confirmation appears certain, though Democrats may try to make the process as difficult as possible.

Tonga’s 50 pa’anga note nominated for international bank note award

The note which was introduced on May 29, 2015 was nominated by Peter Goodchild.

The International Bank Note Society Banknote of the Year award is an initiative of the IBNS to recognize an exceptional banknote issued each year.

The Tongan 50 pa’anga note has on its front an image of King Tupou VI and the coat of arms.