Could Iran tensions push up petrol prices?

In that time Tehran has been implicated in attacks on six other oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, resulting in a build up of US and UK naval forces in the area. Iran, tankers and the Gulf crisis explained Iran releases images of tanker captives There are now fears that Iran might try to block the strait, a strategically important shipping route that lies off its south coast, effectively choking off access to the oil-rich Persian Gulf. That would cut off access to about a fifth of the world’s oil and a quarter of its natural gas. Image copyright Getty Images What does this all mean for petrol prices? The AA says UK petrol prices this month are at …

Scientists discovered a new species of tiny sharks that glow in the dark

(CNN)Sharks are known to stalk and sniff out prey before they attack. But all this newly discovered shark species has to do is glow in the dark, and the prey comes to them. “Both are separate species, each from separate oceans,” he said. “Both are exceedingly rare.” According to the paper, the shark secretes a glowing fluid from a tiny pocket gland near its front fins. It’s thought to help attract prey, who are drawn to the glow while the tiny predator, practically invisible from below, stealthily attacks. Bioluminescence is common in the sea A glow-in-the-dark ocean organism is hardly unique. NOAA estimates about 90% of animals that live in open water are bioluminescent, though research on deep sea creatures …

Police ask criminals to cool it as US east coast heat wave lingers

Added humidity could make daytime highs feel like 43C while cold front could bring thunderstorms to Midwest The US east coast sweated through another day of heat and humidity on Sunday, in a stretch of weather so oppressive that a New Jersey drawbridge got stuck, Pennsylvania firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and police departments from New York to Boston implored residents and criminals to play it safe. Sunday has been canceled, New York police tweeted. Stay indoors, nothing to see here. Really, we got this. The central part of the country, meanwhile, enjoyed some relief as a cold front moved southward and eastward, bringing temperatures down. But cooler weather on Monday and Tuesday will also bring severe storms and heavy rain …

Abigail Disney isn’t the only wealthy heir to speak out about income inequality

(CNN)She may be the best known and the most vocal, but Abigail Disney is far from the only heir to a well-known fortune who has spoken out about the perils of income inequality. Other members of prominent, wealthy families have also advocated for higher taxes on the rich and a living wage for all. These other heirs have also advocated for economic equality. Molly Munger Munger is a daughter of Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. She is a member of Patriotic Millionaires and also signed the letter calling for a wealth tax. Munger is also cofounder and director of the Advancement Project, which seeks to “champion the fair distribution of opportunities and privileges” in California. And …

Dutch court reduces state liability for Srebrenica massacre

Responsibility for compensation to families of 350 victims reduced from 30% to 10% The Dutch supreme court has reduced the states liability for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war, saying peacekeepers had only a slim chance of preventing the deaths of hundreds of Muslim men. Judges reduced to 10% from 30% the Dutch states responsibility for compensation to the families of 350 victims killed by Bosnian Serb forces who overran the safe haven. Lightly armed Dutch UN peacekeepers were Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Gordon Brown: ‘Boris Johnson could be UK’s last prime minister’

Ex-PM says Johnsons anti-Europe conservatism is seen in Scotland as anti-Scottish Boris Johnson could be the UKs last prime minister, Gordon Brown has warned, after the Conservative leadership frontrunner met Scottish MPs to reassure them of his desire to bolster the union. Johnsons meeting with 11 out of the 13 Scottish Conservatives at Westminster on Wednesday is understood to have covered when he should first visit Scotland if elected, how colleagues north of the border could feed into policy decisions and the future structuring of government Johnson has proposed a union unit within Downing Street. The meeting was described as positive and businesslike. Brown, the former Labour prime minister, warned of an approaching head-on conflict between Johnsons hardline views and …

We dont need to bleed: why many women are giving up on periods

With recent confirmation that periods have no health benefit, an increasing number of women are using contraception to stop them altogether For some, it is about bringing an end to debilitating pain or dark thoughts. For others, it is as simple as being liberated from the sinking realisation that you need a tampon but you left them in your other handbag. When a new wave of feminist authors and activists are calling on women to embrace their periods, the idea that some do not want a monthly bleed and are seeking to avoid having them altogether can seem radical. The technology is there, in contraceptives. They dont only prevent pregnancy. A recent drop in tampon sales How your period is …

John Paul Stevens: justice and Jedi Master

(CNN)Justice John Paul Stevens was remarkable in so many ways that even his death at the age of 99 comes as a surprise. He had published only two months earlier his biography, teasingly titled “The Making of a Justice: My First 94 Years.” And for those of us who practiced before the Supreme Court, it did seem like he might well live forever. After all, he was still swimming in the ocean every day and regularly playing tennis and golf well into his nineties. He was a stalwart Cubs fan who attended the World Series game at Wrigley field when Babe Ruth famously called his own home run. He proudly hung in his chambers a scorecard from that game. And …

Virginia woman contracts flesh-eating infection, has emergency surgery after 10 minutes swimming at local beach

Ocean View Beach (Google Maps) Edwards had been at Norfolk’s Ocean View Beach last week with friends when she noticed the infection spreading. She told WTKR she ignored it for a couple of days until she couldn’t walk anymore. Finally, she went to the hospital for emergency surgery. “They had to cut me open, drain it out and stuff it with some gauze. I had to keep it covered for days. I had to take three antibodies every six hours.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP She said doctors told her the infection may have spread through an open cut in her leg, WTKR reported there was a swimming advisory when Edwards was at the beach due to increased …

Welsh street confirmed as steepest in the world

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Sorry New Zealand but it’s now our time to shine” A street in north Wales has been declared the steepest in the world. Residents in Harlech, Gwynedd, are celebrating after Guinness World Records verified the gradient of Ffordd Pen Llech at 37.45%. The title had been held by Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, with a gradient of 35% at its steepest. Campaigner Gwyn Headley said: “I feel utter relief – and jubilation. I feel sorry for the New Zealanders – but steeper is steeper.” “I’ve been covering high jinx and stories to do with Baldwin Street since 2008, there’s been lots of interesting things happen on that street, many of which …

Ryanair to cut flights after 737 Max delays

“We are starting a series of discussions with our airports to determine which of Ryanair’s underperforming or loss making bases should suffer these short term cuts and/or closures from November 2019,” the airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said in a statement. Ryanair added that it would talk to its staff and unions about the planned closures, which it said were “directly caused” by the delays delivering the 737 Max. Ryanair named ‘worst short-haul airline’ Ryanair expects to win in airline ‘fare wars’ The airline is now expecting to carry 157 million passengers in the year to March 2021, five million fewer than it had been planning for. Fatal crashes No Max planes have flown since March after issues with its …

Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU

Scotland’s drug deaths in six charts ‘I lost my whole family to drugs’ There were more than 70,000 drug deaths in the US in 2017 but the rate of 217 per million of the population is now marginally lower than Scotland’s rate (218). There were 3,756 deaths relating to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2017, a rate of 66 deaths per million. The rate in Northern Ireland is about 75 per million, with 136 deaths in 2017. However, countries differ in how deaths are recorded, and there may be under-reporting in some cases. What do the Scottish figures show? The statistics published by National Records of Scotland show that nearly three quarters – 72% – of those who …