Obesity crisis costing UK health system millions as hospitals are buying more special equipment for large patients, includes special operating tables, beds, non-standard mortuary fridges. Reinforced beds, lifting equipment wheelchairs, commodes, crutches for larger patients, widening corridors.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq has made chances for another 9/11-like attack on American soil “inevitable. Decision to withdraw U.S. forces created a vacuum. “Syria is launching pad. They will eventually march on Jordan, our best ally in region and Lebanon.
Archbishop Despond Tutu has called on Presbyterians to acknowledge that Israel is an apartheid state and to support divestment from companies that contribute to the Israeli occupation. comments were made in letter to US Presbyterian church’s biennial General Assembly, taking place this week in Detroit.
Tony Blair said Britain needed to take action in Iraq and Syria - or face terror attacks in at home. The former Prime Minister said the UK needed to intervene to stop a 'total disaster'. He insisted that he was not calling for troops on the ground - but suggested the 'selective use of air power' was one option.
Republican hawks are using the violence in Iraq as a political tool that is escalating pressure for US military intervention. But, if the US follows the rule of law — both US and international law — the president does not have the authority to attack Iraq without Congressional and UN authorization.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Sunday that the bloody conflict in Iraq could quickly spin into a regional "proxy war, called on Turkey, the Gulf Arab states and Iran to do their part to stabilise Iraq."We have to prevent a proxy war of the regional powers breaking out on Iraqi soil.
Iran warned "any foreign military intervention in Iraq" would only complicate the crisis, after the United States said it was deploying a warship in the Gulf."Iraq has capacity, necessary preparations for the fight against terrorism and extremism," foreign ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham.
Having set a deadline of June 16 (next Monday) for pre-payment of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, it appears Ukraine officials are willing to take the pain of no energy instead of paying what Gazprom is asking.
Utah’s main utility, Rocky Mountain Power, proposed a new fee on its residential solar customers. users make up a small percentage of RMP’s customer base 2,000 people number growing quickly additional $4.25 a month is not sitting well with residents and solar installers.
Pakistani army launched a major operation against militants in North Waziristan, near Afghan border involves the air force, artillery, tanks and ground troops. Pakistani fighter jets carried out airstrikes against militant strongholds in mountainous Dehgan area. 80 militants killed.
Russia's Foreign Ministry expressed concern over Ukraine’s recent encroachment upon the Russian territory, claimed a Ukraine army Su-27 aircraft breached Russia’s airspace in the area of Kuibyshevo on June 5. Moscow also claimed that it had detected one Ukrainian armored vehicle.
Ukrainians held a day of national mourning in remembrance of 49 military troops killed in country’s troubled regions. People gathered in Kiev’s Maidan Square Sunday to honor the soldiers who died as their military transport plane was downed by pro-Russian protesters in Ukraine’s eastern region.
NATO is preparing a package deal to ramp up the Ukrainian military because it ‘must adapt’ to Russia viewing it as an enemy, the outgoing chief of the military bloc said. The alliance may facilitate cooperation with Ukraine over modernization, military training.
There are indications that “physical seizure” and bloodshed were the aims of the attack on the Russian embassy in Kiev, Russia's foreign minister told journalists, believes the attack was thoroughly planned. Groups of “well equipped” young people had baseball bats, metal rods, axes.
Farmers across the nation have reported ill effects in their animals when fed GMO corn and soy feed, but with a simple change, often costing less, non-GMO feed is causing better animal health and less disease.
US president said he would decide "in the days ahead" whether to launch military strikes in Iraq to help halt the progress of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), which has swept across Sunni territory and is quickly approaching the capital
Ukrainian army has cracked down on self-defense forces in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, killing over 50 people and injuring 150 others in an airstrike, destroyed an ammunition depot belonging to self-defense troops during raid military operation spokesperson Vladislav Seleznev said.
The Pentagon says the US aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush and more than 50 attack aircraft are in the Persian Gulf, ready to launch attacks against Takfiri militants in Iraq. The warship along with a battle group of ships are "in the region and ready.
Marketing a product that has virtually none of the ingredient featured on the label is grounds for being sued for false advertising, U.S. Supreme Court ruled in case involving Coca-Cola and pomegranate juice, contains only 0.3% pomegranate juice, 99.4% apple and grape juices.
By a Vote of 310 to 303, the Presbyterian Church (USA) Voted Today to Divest from 3 American Companies whose operations support the Israeli Occupation.
Self-defense forces in town of Gorlovka, eastern Ukraine, say they have downed another plane a Sukhoi-24 bomber jet. Pilot is alive, being taken for questioning, witnesses told RIA Novosti. Two planes attacked around 4:30am local time, losses among self-defense forces, civilians.
Forty-nine Ukrainian troops were killed when their military Il-76 transport jet was taken down by local militia forces just before it started its descent toward Lugansk Airport. Some military hardware and supplies were lost as well.
Showed a power point presentation, passed out a deck of playing cards to students with Monsanto logo emblazoned on it. Told children how one farmer tried to get rid of Monsanto seed, stuff they spray on their crops, caused him great trouble. Warned against saving heirloom, organic seed.
Financial institutions are offering borrowers aged up to 75 home loans leaving them with debts that they will be paying off until they are 105. Increasing number of retirees getting into financial difficulty and taking on mortgages later in life.
Tyler Cowen writing in the New York Times, came up theory to explain the "continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies." In his own words: "An additional explanation of slow growth is now receiving attention, however. It is the persistence and expectation of peace."
The sun has had three major "X-Class" solar flares on its surface in the past two days that have affected communications on Earth. The “solar events” caused brief blackouts in high frequency communications when they struck, twice on Tuesday morning and once this morning.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on fighters to lay down their arms as the crisis deepens, with dozens dead, hundreds wounded and tens of thousands of refugees. In the last few days, 20,000 people have crossed the border into Russia.
The Jamaican government has decided to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, joining the trickle of countries moving to soften laws on the drug known on the Caribbean island as “ganja.”Minister of Justice Mark Golding made the announcement at an afternoon news conference.
20 militants seeking integration with European Union stormed public prosecution office in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Attack aimed at purging building of activists from Right Sector party. Ousted President Victor Yanukovych labeled Right Sector party extremist, threatened members with imprisonment.
Ukraine’s prime minister ordered gas companies to prepare for possibility of Moscow cutting off gas supplies in next three days over disputed bills. EU-mediated talks failed after Ukraine refused Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer of price of USD 385 per 1,000 cubic meters.
Cities shelled, bombarded with heavy artillery, incendiary bombs. Ukrainian jets launching missiles at central city buildings, every night shootings, explosions, rockets. Thousands of eastern Ukrainians are flowing into Russia’s cities and regions.
The city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine has seen fierce fighting, with casualties reported as the National Guard attacked the self-defense forces' headquarters. Kiev says the city, part of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, has been reclaimed.
Ukrainian armored vehicle crossed Russian border with Ukraine Friday according to Russia’s Security Service. The military abandoned the vehicle and returned to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Ministry “illegal act” will not promote peaceful resolution of the conflict, demanded an end to “provocations.”
Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents. US researchers said the experiments were crucial for understanding the public health risk posed by viruses.
The measure, complies with new European Union rules meant to ensure that all member states use the same methodology to estimate the size of their economy. Britain and Italy announced they would start including revenues from drug trafficking and prostitution in their GDP calculations.
A pro-Russia leader in Donetsk People's Republic escaped an assassination attempt. Car belonging to Denis Pushilin was blown up, wounding three bodyguards. Pushilin, chairman of the Donetsk People's Republic’s supreme council, was not in the vehicle when the explosion took place.
Russia has accused Ukraine of using prohibited weapons against civilians during military operations to regain the pro-Russian militias' stronghold of Slavyansk, refugees, children, houses, orphanage targeted in the operations. Officials in Kiev denied the allegations.
5000 Ukrainian citizens fleeing civil war applied for asylum in Russia, many asking authorities to prolong their visa-free stay, Russia’s Federal Migration Service: top priority is setting up, maintaining refugee camps. Russia receiving little help from international humanitarian organizations
Brazilian police have used teargas and stun grenades in San Paolo clashing with about 200 protesters angry with the govt overspending on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This occurred hours before the tournament’s opening game to be held in the city.
Residents of Slavyansk were awoken overnight by what they say were incendiary bombs dropped on their city by Kiev’s military. Witnesses suggest the bombs might be phosphorous. Village of Semyonovka, in Slavyansk suburbs, set ablaze, ground didn't stop burning for some time.
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