Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

May 26, 2017

After studying law at Glasgow University and working as a solicitor at the city’s Drumchapel Law Centre, Ms Sturgeon’s entry into full-time politics came at the age of 29, when she was elected to the new Holyrood parliament in 1999, as a Glasgow regional MSP. As a frontbench opposition spokeswoman, she sought to hold the Labour-Lib Dem coalition government to account on education, justice and health. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Salmond-Sturgeon leadership …

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When a lion prowled the streets of Birmingham – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… when in his native wilds”. According to Bostock’s account of it it his book The Training of Wild Animals, the lion came across one of the openings to the sewerage system and “down he sprang, looking up at the crowd of people and roaring at the top of his voice. As he made his way through the sewers, he stopped at every man-hole he came to, and there sent up a succession of roars, driving some people nearly wild with terror.” Large crowds had gathered, eager to see the …

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MashTalk: It’s totally possible to live modern life without Facebook

May 14, 2017

… account years ago, which has let him reconnect with real people about real news in real life. In his essay, he counts all the reasons why you should also delete your Facebook account. With Facebook so deeply ingrained in our lives now, it may seem like an impossible task (FOMO anyone?), but it’s really not. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by Facebook, just delete it. It’ll be good for your health. Next, we discuss Amazon’s new Echo Show, the company’s latest …

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#BoringSelfCare celebrates really mundane, overlooked acts of self-care

May 12, 2017

… self-care involving a much wider range of occupations, or things you have to do every day doing the dishes, washing, dressing, housework, laundry.” A post shared by Hannah Daisy (@makedaisychains) on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:49am PDT Daisy saw conversations online that alienated people who struggle to do basic day-to-day tasks essential to living comfortably. She started illustrating and posting examples of “boring self-care” on her personal account @makedaisychains in …

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Violence injury treatment ‘falls’ in England and Wales – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… quicker and efforts to reduce domestic violence should also be taken into account. He said the substantial year-on-year decline meant “costs imposed on health services and the criminal justice system by violence have been substantially reduced”. Earlier this month, Metropolitan Police figures showed sharp jumps in recorded knife and gun crime. And police in England and Wales recorded an annual rise of 22% in offences recorded as “violence against the person” in the …

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Female genital mutilation procedure ‘hurted a lot,’ child says

April 25, 2017

(CNN)A 7-year-old girl who underwent a painful genital mutilation procedure told federal investigators that after a doctor completed the process, she was rewarded with a piece of cake for “doing good.” Court documents obtained by CNN contain that account, along with other details in the cases of three medical professionals now facing charges in the first federal female genital mutilation case in the United States. The father of the girl — one of two 7-year-olds who underwent …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… place that echeck into your bank account? After your expenses have been paid, you may be tempted to spend that excess cash. To prevent that from happening, you should automate your savings where a small percentage of your paycheck is withdrawn and transferred to your savings account. This way, youre not spending that excess money since its already been placed into your savings account. 20. Buying cheap, not value You may think that in order to save $250 a month you have to buy products or …

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William and Harry talk to Kate about the impact of their mum’s death

April 22, 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have spoken candidly about the impact of Princess Diana’s death on the their mental health in a new film as part of their Heads Together campaign to end mental health stigma. In the film above streamed on Facebook Live on the Royal Family’s account the three royals talk about the various pressures they’ve experienced in life, and the importance of speaking openly about mental health. Prince Harry says he thinks people …

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

April 22, 2017

Image: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Turning 91 years old is certainly something to be celebrated no matter who you are. Queen Elizabeth II is 91 today and to mark the occasion, the Royal Family is tweeting black and white photographs of Elizabeth at special moments in her life. SEE ALSO: Living like the Queen for a day is harder than it looks If you visit the Royal Family’s official Twitter account today you’ll be showered with animated balloons in celebration of her big day. …

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New Study Suggests U.S. Has A Lot Of ‘Closet’ Atheists

April 19, 2017

But the percentage may actually be much higher, because the stigma surrounding disbelief in God likely prevents people from honestly answering pollsters questions about their beliefs, according to a newreport by University of Kentucky psychologists Will Gervais and Maxine Najle. Gervais and Najles report, to be published in the next issue of the journalSocial Psychological and Personality Science, concluded the true number of American atheists may be as high as 26 percent of the population. …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

… health care bill before the Easter break, said Republicans were still on schedule. But all the flexibility on timing wont account for the inflexibility of Ryans conference. Conservatives insist the GOP health care bill eliminate regulations that protect people with pre-existing conditions from being charged more for insurance. Moderates have said they cant go along with that. And Republicans appear to have no way to break those disagreements. And theyre supposed to pass a massive …

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‘Bed-blocking’ statistics reveal areas worst affected. – BBC News

March 24, 2017

… others, there are 24 councils, that account for 50% of the delayed discharges.” An independent charity, The Health Foundation, said this “does not tell the whole story” as most of those councils also happen to be areas with larger populations. In his first Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond said there would be an additional 2bn for social care services in England over the next three years, allowing councils to “act now to commission new care packages”. 2 billion …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… think, Ramey says. Here in North Carolina, you can use about $400 per employee per month as a rough figure for a group plan maybe $500 if its rich, $350 if its high deductible with a health savings account… Most people when they see that, they think its ridiculous. They think theyve been paying just $50. Jonathan Cohn A goal of the Republican repeal plan is to allow the individual market to revert to something like pre-Obamacare prices even if that means accepting pre-Obamacare policies …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… an official reprimand issued to Cummins indicated that Elizabeth had been in his classroom for a half-hour earlier that day. Teacher fired last week Maury County Public Schools officials have been quiet about the incident. There doesn’t appear to be any word about the missing student on the school’s website or Facebook account. The school’s website recently listed Cummins as part of the health science faculty at the Culleoka Unit School, the site has been updated and …

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