University bans hamburgers ‘to help environment’

And it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change. Scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment as cows produce more methane and require more land and water than other livestock. The college’s new head, Prof Frances Corner, said: “The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore. Related Topics New Cross Sustainability Food Plastic pollution Meat Climate change Goldsmiths, University of London Plastic Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Man shakes friend’s baby, leaving her blind

When they arrived, Bayleigh-Lee was sitting in a chair and appeared to be asleep. ‘Piercing scream’ But the court heard that while Miss Reed was in the kitchen, the baby let out “a piercing scream” and when she picked her up found her limp and lifeless. Doctors found there had been bleeding to the brain. Bayleigh-Lee suffered “catastrophic and life-changing” injuries in the incident on 18 August 2016, the jury was told. Smith, of Hywel Road, claimed Bayleigh-Lee had suddenly fallen ill. He had maintained he was innocent and refused to apologise. The jury heard the two men had been friends and Smith would sometimes help Mr Taylor, a self-employed delivery driver. “She will need medical care for the rest …

How reality TV produced a new generation of presenters

But in an industry which is so difficult to succeed in, what qualities might they need to connect with viewers? Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Ovie Soko presented a cooking segment with Ruth Langsford on This Morning last week Rylan Clark-Neal, for example, has become one of TV’s most familiar faces since he first appeared as an X Factor contestant in 2012. As that year’s novelty contestant, his career could easily have gone the same way as Wagner and Honey G. But Rylan endeared himself to viewers (and the show’s judges) in a way that others had struggled to do. “Even Gary Barlow, who had little in the way of nice things to say about his audition, praised his personality …

One injured in gun attack on Norwegian mosque

Police believe suspect may have killed relative before attack on man, 75, at al-Noor Islamic Centre near Oslo One person has been injured in a shooting inside a mosque in Norway, Oslo police said on Saturday, adding that a man had been apprehended. The suspect may also have killed a relative before launching the attack, police said. A young woman was found dead at the suspects address, assistant chief of police Rune Skjold told a news conference, adding that the man was suspected of murder. The suspected gunman at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the countrys capital was described as a young white man, police added. The victim was a 75-year-old member of the congregation, mosque director Irfan Mushtaq told …

How bad is the trade war? This week will provide some clues

London (CNN Business)1. State of play: The trade fight between the United States and China is getting worse. This week, investors could get a reality check on what that means for economies and companies. “Looking ahead, the outlook for German exporters is clearly in the hands of the United States and China,” said Carsten Brzeski, ING’s chief economist in Germany. Industrial production and GDP growth for the eurozone will be published Wednesday. Big name corporate earnings could also shed light on the trade war’s toll. Walmart (WMT) and Alibaba (BABA) both report results on Thursday. Good news could help correct some of the anxiety that’s hung over stocks since President Donald Trump said he would tax effectively all Chinese goods …

Why America still can’t face up to Trump’s racism

(CNN)The Unite the Right riot in Charlottesville in 2017 was the largest eruption of white supremacist violence in the United States in a generation, if only the most visible of thousands of incidents that followed the 2016 election. August 11 and 12, 2019, mark the second anniversary of the violence, which claimed the life of the anti-racist protestor Heather Heyer and injured dozens of others. Two police officers died in a helicopter crash. The partial disintegration and discrediting of the alt-right was one positive outcome of Charlottesville; there have been others. The violence of August 2017 helped galvanize a broad anti-racist political coalition that has achieved some notable successes in the past two years, from the 2018 opening of the …

A Walmart worker sent a mass email urging thousands of associates to strike over gun sales

(CNN)A Walmart corporate worker urged co-workers to stage a sick-out in a mass email that he hopes will persuade the company to stop selling guns. Walmart is one of the largest retailers of guns and ammunition in the world, and its stores were the scene of two deadly shootings last week. Two employees were killed in a Mississippi store on July 30, and a white supremacist killed at least 22 people on Saturday in El Paso.

ICE Raids Mississippi Food Processing Plant Hours Before Trump’s El Paso Visit

The raids came hours before Trump was to visit El Paso, Texas, to offer sympathy to the majority-Latino city where a man linked to an online screed about a “Hispanic invasion” was charged in a shooting that left 22 people dead in the border city. A tearful 13-year-old boy whose parents are from Guatemala waved goodbye to his mother, a Koch worker, as he stood beside his father. Some employees tried to flee on foot but were captured in the parking lot. “It was a sad situation inside,” said Domingo Candelaria, a legal resident and Koch worker who said authorities checked employees’ identification documents. Bryan Cox, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said search warrants were executed at …

Chicago mayor slams Ivanka Trump for ‘misleading’ tweets about the city’s recent gun violence

Washington (CNN)Chicago’s Democratic mayor is pushing back against Ivanka Trump’s “misleading” tweets about recent gun violence in the city, assailing President Donald Trump’s daughter for getting several facts wrong. At a press conference later Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called out the tweets from Trump, describing them as “misleading” and suggesting the first daughter doesn’t really care about the violence. “It wasn’t a playground, it was a park. It wasn’t seven dead. It wasn’t 52 wounded in one incident, which is what this suggests. And it’s misleading,” Lightfoot said. “It’s important when we’re talking about people’s lives to actually get the facts correct, which one can easily do if you actually cared about getting it right.” When a reporter noted the …

Belgian woman survives after spending 6 days trapped in crashed car

Corine Bastide, 45, disappeared near Liège, Belgium on July 23 after her vehicle swerved into a ditch in an isolated location; she injured her spine and was rendered her helpless. The crashed happened just two days before temperatures hit 107 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP) Every time Bastide moved her arms to try to escape, she would lose consciousness. Eventually, after mustering enough strength, she managed to use her foot to open the car door. “The most difficult thing was lying on pieces of glass,” she said. “I tried to hoist myself up but I had the impression that my back was being torn.” Without food or drink in the vehicle, Bastide survived by drinking rainwater in an empty chewing gum box. She …

US believes Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead

(CNN)The US believes late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden‘s son Hamza bin Laden is dead, a US official told CNN on Wednesday. The New York Times, citing two US officials, said “the United States government had a role in the operation that killed the younger Mr. bin Laden, but it was not clear precisely what that role was.” When it offered the reward the US government accused the Saudi Arabia-born Hamza bin Laden of seeking to encourage attacks against the US. While The New York Times said the operation that killed him took place prior to the State Department’s reward offer, his death had yet to be confirmed by the US government. Hamza bin Laden “has released audio and …

Police believe body in septic tank is woman missing since 1982

Man arrested after discovery of remains thought to be Brenda Venables in Worcestershire Police have arrested an 86-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a womans remains were found in a septic tank. Detectives believe the remains are those of Brenda Venables, who disappeared from the village of Kempsey in Worcestershire in 1982 when she was 48. Venables was reported missing by her husband, David, a farmer. He told his local newspaper at the time that he had no idea what happened to her. West Mercia police launched a murder investigation after the discovery of the remains at the couples former home in Bestmans Lane, Kempsey, on 12 July. Police announced on Tuesday that an arrest had been made. A …