The Priory fined 300k over girl’s death

In sentencing, Judge Mr Justice James Dingemans said no financial penalty he could impose would ever “reflect the loss suffered by Amy’s family”. Speaking outside court, Amy’s mother Tania El-Keria said: “The public’s eye has been firmly opened to what the Priory stand for, profit over safety. “Today is a historic day in our fight for justice for Amy. “Our Amy died in what we know to be a criminally unsafe hospital being run by the Priory.” Image copyright The Priory Group Image caption Amy El-Keria was admitted to the Priory Hospital in Ticehurst a few months before she died In a statement, the charity Inquest, which supported the family, said it was “a historic moment in terms of accountability …

Vegan Asks People To Try Hunting Animals And Eating Them Raw In Order To See How Unnatural It Is For Humans, Gets Roasted Badly

With an extremely graphic photo, they tried to argue that ‘catching prey’ and eating it was not as natural as a vegan lifestyle and got shut down by a commenter happy to give them a quick lesson in the evolution of our diets. One response to the photo stood out in particular. Linden Lonsdale explained that meat had been a necessary evolution of our ancestors that provided them with the caloric content needed for advanced brain development, and the lesson didn’t stop there. According to scientists today this commenter has a point. We wouldn’t be what we are today without meat to a degree, however, as evolutionary creatures our stomachs have changed alongside us. Meat from a health standpoint is rich …

How Genetically Edited Doublesex Mosquitoes Could Save Millions Of Lives

Syndicated from the blog of Bill Gates. Bill Gates is a financial sponsor of IFLScience. It’s Mosquito Week again on the Gates Notes. This year I’m exploring some of the science behind malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. You can read below about how gene editing could play a key role in eradicating malaria. I’ve also written about amazing advances in tracking the disease and how the parasite is a deadly shapeshifter. Humans have spent thousands of years inventing new ways to kill mosquitoes. The Romans did it by draining swamps. Today you might have a bug zapper in your back yard. In low- and middle-income countries, it’s common to see people spraying insecticides or setting up sticky traps baited with sugar.   …

Pudgy parrots, sleepy sloths and one of the best stories we’ve seen all year

(CNN) Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Our favorites this week Get going with some of our most popular good news stories of the week A pudgy parrot baby boom We can’t get enough of these fuzzy green nuggets! These are baby kākāpōs, the fattest parrots in the world. They’re native to New Zealand and up until recently there were only 147 of them in existence. It turns out, when you only mate once every couple of years and constantly face predators and environmental threats, building a big family is a bit of a challenge. However, this year, the kākāpōs …

China’s economy had a steady start to 2019

Hong Kong (CNN Business)China’s economy could be showing renewed signs of life in 2019. Chinese government statistics showed that growth in the first three months of the year was supported by strong manufacturing production and greater spending by Chinese consumers. While China’s current economic growth rate is still its slowest in decades, there have been signs of positivity in recent weeks, with indicators including property prices and bank lending suggesting a more bullish hue. Analysts said that investors will now turn to the possibility of an agreement on trade issues between the United States and China in the coming weeks. Investors’ “risk appetite should improve as China’s economic downturn risk is contained,” Hui added. Stimulus starts to bear fruit Chinese …

New Hampshire senator to call on 2020 Democrats to support repeal of voter residency law

(CNN)New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen plans to send 2020 Democratic presidential candidates a letter Monday, urging them to sign a petition condemning a state law that would require college students to be a permanent resident of the state to vote. In her letter, which CNN obtained ahead of its publication, Shaheen argues that the law effectively creates a “poll tax” for college students. “They are being disenfranchised by photo ID requirements, arbitrary challenges to residency, and unfounded allegations of fraud,” Shaheen writes. President Donald Trump has claimed, without evidence, that thousands of people were bused from Massachusetts to vote illegally in New Hampshire, which he narrowly lost in the 2016 state primary. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner refuted …

Restaurant forced to close after employees caught putting laxative on pizza

Mr. Jim’s Pizza in Springtown was forced to close during an inspection by health inspectors after an employee reportedly bragged on social media about putting Miralax on another employee’s pizza without that employee’s knowledge. According to police, three employees put the laxative on at least one pizza that another employee ate, causing that employee to get sick, CBSDFW reported. The incident took place around 8 p.m. Friday. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The employees claimed they did not taint any of the pizzas that were sold to customers. The restaurant was forced to close after their health permit was pulled during the investigation. A follow-up inspection is reportedly scheduled for Monday. It was not reported whether the employees …

It feels like a lifetime since Tiger was last on top. Here’s how the world has changed since then

(CNN)Tiger Woods made one of the greatest comebacks in sports when he won the Masters on Sunday. In 2014, ISIS captured global attention when it announced the creation of a so-called caliphate — an Islamic state led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that would span Iraq, Syria and beyond. The terror group attracted thousands of would-be jihadists from around the world with its social media recruiting tactics. At the height of its power, it reigned over an area the size of Portugal, with nearly 8 million people under its rule. Last month, ISIS lost its final physical stronghold in Syria, bringing an end to the caliphate — though experts argue the terror group is still a threat. A black man was …

Puerto Rico Is The Best Argument For The Green New Deal

When the skies open up ― as they often do ― the Caño Martín Peña, a nearly four-mile canal that connects San Juan Bay to two lagoons in the middle of The canal is a literal cesspool. The Environmental Protection Agency found fecal bacteria there in concentrations of 1.5 million colonies per 100 milliliters of water, which is 7,500 times the level considered safe. Asthma rates for children under 5 living near the canal are twice the average for the rest of Puerto Rico. The National Institutes of Health found that the likelihood of suffering diarrheal diseases and mosquito-borne dengue infections surges the closer someone lives to the channel. climate change raises sea levels and exacerbates storms, and it threatens the …

Our daughter’s anxiety disorder went undiagnosed for years. Here’s what I wish we’d known.

We knew something wasn’t right with our daughter. We just didn’t know what was wrong. As a parent, it can be hard to determine when a child’s behaviors fall into “weird but normal” and when something is truly “off.” Kids go through phases. They struggle as they figure out their changing minds and emotions. They get nervous or needy for a spell, and then they’re okay. But sometimes they’re not okay. Sometimes a phase lasts too long to be a phase, and you have to dig to discover what’s really going on. Our oldest daughter had always had some intermittent nervousness, but nothing extraordinary. As she entered the teen years, she seemed to be more anxious more often, but we …

CDC investigating listeria infections linked to deli meats and cheeses

(CNN)Eight people in several states have been hospitalized with listeria infections, including one person who died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those who fell ill said in interviews they ate different types and brands of products, including meats and cheese bought from and sliced at various deli counters, the CDC said. The listeria specimens from those people were collected from November 13, 2016 to March 4 of this year. The strain was also identified in samples taken from meat sliced at a deli and from deli counters in several stores, the CDC said. Officials have not identified the supplier of the deli products. Listeria bacteria is especially concerning in pregnant women because they can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, …

Thawing Permafrost Could Release Anthrax-Causing Bacteria In Siberia

Thawing ice in the Earth’s polar zones is releasing all kinds of nasties. Think prehistoric viruses, nuclear fallout, greenhouse gas, and anthrax-causing spores. Experts are now warning that rapid warming in Russia’s Yakutia republic could be putting residents at risk of the latter plus other ancient diseases, The Telegraph reports.  Yakutia (aka the Republic of Sakha) lies in Siberia’s northeast and covers some of the coldest permanently inhabited places on the planet, with average winter temperatures regularly dropping below 30°C (-22°F). And yet, it is also experiencing some of the greatest warming in relation to climate change. In just 10 years, average temperatures in Yakutia’s capital Yakutsk have risen by 2.5°C. That throws up all sorts of dilemmas, not least the collapse of infrastructure specifically built to cope with the region’s …

Denver airport’s $14.5M taxpayer-funded sign busted after less than 2 years in use: reports

LAX TRAVELERS WARNED ABOUT POSSIBLE MEASLES EXPOSURE AGAIN The structure had been gradually deteriorating since being activated in 2017. The airport decided to shut off the “sticks” on April 5 until Panasonic can repair the problems, the Denver Post reported. The sign will still display advertisements on its large television screens in the meantime. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

If you’re too nice to customers, will you drink excessively? Maybe | Gene Marks

Workers in service industries who suppress negative ones tended to be heavier drinkers, a study found. But being rude is a still a no-no How nice should you be to your customers? The answer, according to two recent university studies, is a little conflicting. If youre too nice, you may find yourself excessively drinking. Thats the conclusion of one study conducted by researchers at Penn State University and the University of Buffalo. The researchers combined phone interviews with other data from the National Institutes of Health to survey more than 4,500 workers across the country and zeroed in on employees working in service industries such as food, healthcare and education. The study found that when workers there regularly faked or …

Former Interior Boss Ryan Zinke Parlays Cabinet Post Into Private Career

Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump’s cabinet into a lucrative private career. The rapid transition from the highest levels of the executive branch to the corporate boardroom is raising questions about possible conflicts of interest. Zinke left a Cabinet position overseeing the country’s oil and gas, coal and other natural resources and those companies that profit off their extraction. “We’re excited to have Secretary Zinke help move us forward” on two pending mining projects, in Nevada and Wyoming, Edward Karr, head of U.S. Gold Corp., said by phone. The Nevada project, known as Keystone, is on bureau land. Separately, criminal statutes impose one and two-year bans on various kinds of communications between senior federal officials …