Plastic Contaminants Found Inside Eggs Of Seabirds In Remote Arctic Wilderness

Welcome to the Anthropocene: an age where the footprints of the industrialized world have trampled over every corner of the natural world – even inside bird eggs from one of the world’s most isolated wildernesses. Researchers have recently detailed the discovery of phthalates, hormone-disrupting chemicals used in plastic production, within the eggs of northern fulmars in the remote stretches of the Canadian Arctic, The Times reports. Speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Washington DC this weekend, scientists from the Canadian Wildlife Service explained that the chemicals are believed to have leached in from plastic debris that the birds ingested while hunting for fish. The contaminants then made their way into the bloodstream of the …

THIS Tea Detox melts 41 pounds of excess fat after 7:01pm

This is a crazy adventure story of a good friend of mine who lost a massive 41 lbs in an unbelievable period of time… She discovered this ONE Red Tea that flushes belly fat that she drink right after lunch and before bed. She’s looks amazing doesn’t she? It’s hard to believe because if you drink too much you might lose too much weight too fast… Almost to a point of unhealthy levels, so PLEASE BE CAREFUL…. It works by balancing your insulin levels… The lower your insulin levels the EASIER it is for you to burn fat.  And what’s amazing to me is she LOST 41lbs in just a couple weeks =>Drink THIS Detox After 7:01pm and melt 41 excess …

Police hope for new leads in 1989 murder

“DNA technology has moved on and there are questions I’ve not got the answers to,” he said. Image copyright Crimewatch Image caption There was a Crimewatch appeal in a bid to get more information Mr Guy said: “She had no connections to Norfolk and Suffolk and was deposited in a ditch totally out of context. “There were no witnesses and no forensic clues to take you anywhere. “But there could be someone out there who knows something and that could turn things around very quickly.” He said the person who dumped her body most likely had connections with the north-east Suffolk area. The case featured on BBC One’s Crimewatch in May 1989 in an attempt to get more information, but …

Labour warned more MPs could quit party

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMPs resign from Labour over Brexit and anti-Semitism More Labour MPs could quit the party unless it listens to their concerns, Jeremy Corbyn has been warned. Following the decision of seven Labour MPs to walk out on Monday, colleagues expressed anger with the leadership during a “tense” meeting in Parliament. Corbyn-critic Ian Austin said others would “think hard” about leaving unless it fixed its anti-Semitism problem. The BBC has been told two Tory MPs are thinking about joining the ex-Labour MPs’ independent group in Parliament. The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said a small number of Conservatives were considering their futures amid unhappiness over the government’s Brexit policy. Mr Austin said Mr …

Apple partners with Oakland nonprofit Dream Corps on Swift coding initiative

Apple this morning announced a new partnership designed to train more people to code using its own programming language, Swift. The company says it’s now working with the Oakland-based nonprofit organization Dream Corps on the initiative, which will see Apple providing technology along with curriculum guidance, professional support and advocacy to individuals in middle and high schools, college and beyond. The nonprofit currently operates its own learn-to-code program called #YesWeCode, which has graduated 100 people to date and placed around 60 percent in tech jobs. Its long-term goal is to help 100,000 young people from underrepresented backgrounds to be able to train for jobs in tech. “I see Dream Corps as a Peace Corps for the American Dream,” said CEO Vien …

Nigerian parties condemn last-minute election delay

Abuja (CNN)Nigeria’s two main political parties have condemned a last-minute decision by the country’s electoral authority to delay presidential and national assembly elections by one week. Elections for governorships, state House of Assembly and area councils are on hold until March 9, INEC said. The announcement was made only five hours before the polls were supposed to open. Many Nigerians had traveled long distances back to their home city or state in order to vote, only to find that the election was postponed.Some may not be able to repeat the journey next weekend. The delay is likely to ratchet up tensions in what is a crucial vote in Africa’s most populous nation. Normal life had been put on hold for …

New Yorkers fleeing to Florida need to leave their terrible blue state policies behind as well

In a recent press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed a $2.3 billion budget deficit in New York on the compounding effect of federal tax reform on the state’s sky-high taxes. And according to the Wall Street Journal, “(Cuomo) specifically mentioned Florida as an attractive option for New Yorkers who are unhappy with the change in the tax law.” AMAZON’S NEW YORK HQ2 CANCELLATION DRAWS FIERY RESPONSES FROM LAWMAKERS, TECH WORLD The Journal article also points out, “Preliminary data show a jump in Florida home purchases by buyers from high-tax states.” Governor Cuomo’s Sunshine State promo follows on the heels of a Census Bureau report late last year detailing the states that lost residents due to high taxes, overregulation and dwindling opportunities.  Leading the …

I Was Recently Admitted To A Psychiatric Hospital And I Thought Id Share My Experience

Back at the start of January, I found myself in a situation I had not been in for 2 years. After a period of decline in my mental health, I became very unwell. I noticed I was spiraling down and sought support from A&E and mental health teams. After a while, they assessed that I was unsafe to stay at home. My partner and I waited for a little bit of time for the crisis team to find me a bed. Within a couple of hours, they rang to say they had found me a bed and I was admitted to the mental health assessment unit at our local hospital. I was lucky in this aspect. Many times it can …

Greek baker who gave bread to arriving refugees dies at 77

ATHENS, Greece – Dionissis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who provided free bread to refugees who arrived on a Greek island, has died of unspecified causes. He was 77. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker released a statement Sunday expressing his respect “for an exemplary European citizen” who showed “rare generosity and sensitivity towards the hundreds of unfortunate immigrants.” Juncker said: “My Europe is the one Dionissis Arvanitakis symbolized.”

Concern over Universal Credit council cost

What is universal credit? Rudd links food bank rise to benefit mess Universal credit mental health warning Universal Credit has to be applied for online, and will eventually replace housing benefit, income support and other payments. At the moment councils can reclaim some money for each person they help who needs support with digital skills and budgeting to cope with the new system. Wales’ 22 councils estimated the total bill for providing that help was more than £1.2m last year – even after claiming payments from the DWP. ‘Frustrating’ Related Topics Benefits Universal Credit Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘Lorena’ goes beyond tabloid trappings and to the heart of Bobbitt case

(CNN)The Lorena Bobbitt story launched a thousand jokes, from late-night comedians to Howard Stern. The four-part documentary “Lorena,” however, goes beyond the headlines about the woman who cut off her husband’s penis, yielding a thoughtful, comprehensive look at domestic abuse and how the media covers high-profile stories. At first glance, four hours seems like a lot of time to devote to the story. But “Lorena” uses that time to contextualize events that surrounded the case, from Anita Hill’s testimony to the Tailhook convention to the O.J. Simpson trial, all of which touch upon sexual politics and how the media processed sexual-assault and harassment allegations, including the question of marital rape. Nobody covering the story comes off particularly well; still, a …