Why America Cant Solve Homelessness

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The lunch rush at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall is a snapshot of the changing character of American homelessness. The first thing that strikes you is the sheer number of people the soup kitchen serves. The line outside starts forming two hours before the food is ready. Diners file in, eat quickly and get up as soon as they’re finished. They know someone is waiting outside for their seat. : Just give homeless people homes. In 2005, the state and its capital started providing no-strings-attached apartments to the “chronically” homeless — people who had lived on the streets for at least a year and suffered from mental illness, substance abuse or a physical disability. …

Labour unveils National Grid takeover plan

Labour also set out plans to put solar panels on nearly two million homes. Its proposals are contained in a document entitled Bringing Energy Home, due to be presented on Thursday by leader Jeremy Corbyn and Rebecca Long Bailey, shadow energy secretary. Installing solar plans on social homes and those with low-incomes is part of Labour’s plan to “usher in a Green Industrial Revolution in housing, transport and industry – creating over 400,000 jobs and tackling climate change”. Image copyright SSE However, Dan Neidle, a partner at law firm Clifford Chance, told the BBC that Labour’s nationalisation plans could contravene international law, because of suggestions that it would not necessarily pay stock market value to buy back the assets. He …

London Bridge nurse killed treating waiter

Gareth Patterson QC, the lawyer for her family, said Ms Boden got up within seconds of the crash. The off-duty nurse, who worked at Guy’s Hospital, was thinking of others rather than her own safety, he said. Image copyright Press Association Image caption The victims of the attack clockwise from top left – Chrissy Archibald, James McMullan, Alexandre Pigeard, Sébastien Bélanger, Ignacio Echeverria, Xavier Thomas, Sara Zelenak, Kirsty Boden Victims of the London Bridge attack London Bridge attack: What happened Courtroom in awe at selflessness BBC reporter Hanna Yusuf, at the inquest Dreams, hopes and friendships were terminated on the night Australian nurse Kirsty Boden lost her life. The courtroom watched in awe as footage of a selfless Ms Boden …

Nurse confronted London Bridge attacker

“I wanted to die round the corner with my family.” ‘Soulless and evil’ Ms Kennett had been drinking prosecco to celebrate her birthday with her mother and sister in the courtyard of Boro Bistro, at the southern end of London Bridge. Minutes after she saw the attackers’ van plough into railings above where they were sitting, she noticed a waiter, Mr Pigeard, was bleeding. She told the court she then saw the man holding a knife behind Mr Pigeard, describing him as having an “empty”, “soulless” and “evil” look in his eyes. “Before I could process what I was seeing was happening… he stabbed me in the neck to the left side,” she said. Image copyright Press Association Image caption …

LED lights damage eyes and disturb sleep, European health authority warns

(CNN)The blue light in LED lighting that is increasingly used in our homes can damage the eye’s retina while disturbing our biological and sleep rhythms, a French health authority warned in a new report. LEDs or light-emitting diodes consist of a semiconductor chip positioned on a reflective surface; when electricity runs through the semiconductor, light is produced. Blue light itself is not new. Sunlight produces rays of blue that have higher energy than other wavelengths in the light spectrum. And old-fashioned lightbulbs produced some blue light, though less than what is emitted by energy-efficient curlicue (fluorescent) lightbulbs or LEDs. LEDs are “undergoing rapid technological and economic development as a new source of lighting. For many years, they were only used …

50 Struggles That 90s Kids Remember Too Well

The technology that kids now take for granted was refined over the years through our experiences. We eventually got the internet but we needed to wait for it to connect. We had phones, but they were connected to our houses until Nokia came along with SMS and snake. Oh, and we had something similar to Netflix too, but you had to go to rent a tape or DVD at the videostore. Looking back, these things might seem incredibly basic and inconvenient now, but we loved them! And I’ll take my Nirvana/Soundgarden/Faith No More mixtape over your Jonas Brothers Spotify playlist any day of the week… #2 #3 Analogue and dial-up modems: Before broadband and 4G networks came along we connected …

Police ask McDonald’s to halt milkshake sales during Farage rally

Edinburgh branch also stop ice-cream sales after rightwing politicians targeted with drinks Police asked a McDonalds restaurant near an Edinburgh venue where Nigel Farage was speaking not to sell milkshakes because of concerns protesters might throw them at the Brexit party leader. A sign appeared on Friday in the window of the McDonalds on New Market Road, which is less than 200 metres from the Corn Exchange where the posted a photo of the sign on Twitter, saying it was in the McDonalds next to the Farage demo. Someone clearly got wind. pic.twitter.com/kHETQ66TOq had milkshakes thrown at him twice in two days earlier this month while campaigning in the north-west. He is standing as an independent candidate for the region …

What does the European Parliament actually do? One clue lies in your phone bill

(CNN)For years it was a rite of passage for European holidaymakers visiting another country on the continent — the dreaded phone bill on the return home. Yet how many of European Union’s 500 million citizens realize this far-reaching legislation — called “roam like at home” — was partly down to their local Member of European Parliament (MEP) is debatable. As the European Parliament elections near — between May 23 and May 26 — one of the biggest challenges facing MEPs is communicating to voters what they actually do. Even experts who have spent their entire careers studying the European Parliament admit it’s a complex institution for voters to get to grips with. From rules on how many hours employees work, …

The US birth rate is at an all-time low. But maybe that’s a good thing.

The National Centers for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report this week that shows the fertility rate and number of births in American are continuing to decline. Fertility has dropped to an unprecedented low and the birth rate has plummeted to its lowest point in over three decades. There were 1,728 births per 1,000 women, signifying a two percent decrease from 2017 and a record low for the nation. The report points out that the low fertility rate is below the level needed for the population to replace itself, 2,100 per 1,000 women, a trend that has been continuing since 1971. However, there is an interesting, less negative-sounding statistic hidden in this …

France’s Macron forced to curb his ambitions for Europe

Macron wanted the May 23-26 European Parliament elections to be the key moment that he could push his ambitions for a stronger Europe — but instead, nationalists and populists who criticized the 28-nation bloc could achieve unprecedented success. They argue that EU leaders have failed to manage migration into the continent and remain out of touch with ordinary workers’ concerns. “We have a crisis of the European Union. This is a matter of fact. Everywhere in Europe, when you look at the past five to six years, in our country but in a lot of countries, all the extremes, extreme-rights, are increasing,” Macron said Thursday, making an unexpected appeal for European unity on the sidelines of a technology trade show. …

London Bridge victim ‘slipped’ before attack

Witness Erick Siguenza told the Old Bailey Ms Zelenak jumped out of the way of the crashing van before being stabbed by the driver. Gareth Patterson QC, representing the victims’ families, said she was wearing high heels and the ground was “quite wet” on the night of the attack. When asked if Ms Zelenak had lost her balance, Mr Siguenza said: “Yes. She was completely on the ground. He [Mr McMullan] just grabbed her left arm and gently tried to pick her up. “But by then the attackers were in close proximity and that’s when they started attacking.” “There was no time for him to be able to help her up because the driver and the other terrorists were already …

The New Feminist Trend Thats Breeding Mob Misogyny

Earlier this year, hordes of trolls descended on Russian model Anastasiya Kvitko’s called attention to Kvitko’s apparent use of Photoshop to enhance her appearance in pictures. The account then invited its tens of thousands of followers to “play a game” by guessing which body parts the 24-year-old had digitally altered in a recent photo. The abuse was so intense that Kvitko made her profile private. Russian Kim Kardashian,” is one of thousands of female influencers who post photos flaunting super slim waists, hourglass curves, chiseled cheekbones and permanently pouted lips. These women have a specific type of celebrity, promoting brands to their massive followings and bringing in big money.  Instagram face-lift” — a term coined by writer Eve Peyser to …

How crickets have hit the high street

Image copyright Eat Grub Image caption Sushi chain Abokado has started selling grubs to top up its poke bowls “In a few years insects will be a normalised food in our everyday diet,” Abokado’s managing director Kara Alderin says. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could you be tempted by a scorpion on a stick? ‘Enormous environmental benefits’ Many insects are eaten completely whole – wings and all – whereas we only consume around 40% of a cow. A 2013 UN report suggested that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger “I hope that eating insects will become more normalised because they have such enormous environmental benefits,” Dr …

Q: Am I a bad parent if my kids don’t eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day?

(CNN)I went to my son’s annual checkup last week. He’s 5. The doctor stressed how important it is for him to eat five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables a day. Short of force-feeding or hiding spinach in brownies Jessica Seinfeld-style, this is not happening. So we’re falling way short on the fruits/veggies guidelines — every single day. Am I a bad mom? Frantic About Food Answering your questions about potentially bad parenting behavior. We will help you work through the guilt. By some measures, we wisened up. We became aware of how packaged foods make it all too easy to consume tons of sugar and not a lot of nutrients. Also, we’ve become more conscious of the ways food …

Hinduja brothers top Rich List for third time

British citizens Sri, 83, and Gopi, 79, who are based in London, are two of the four brothers controlling the empire. Among the properties they own is the Old War Office in Whitehall, which they hope to reopen as a luxury hotel. The two brothers topped the newspaper list in 2014 and in 2017. The list, which estimates the 1,000 richest people in the UK, is based on identifiable wealth including land, property, other assets such as art, and shares in companies, the Sunday Times says. It does not include the amount contained in people’s bank accounts. Brothers David and Simon Reuben – who made their fortune in property, carpets and scrap metal – are in second place on the …

Official: Bomb blast in western Afghanistan kills 2

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says that a bomb blast in the western province of Herat has killed at least two people, including a child. Gelani Farhad, a spokesman for the province’s governor, says that 14 people were wounded in Saturday morning’s attack in the Obe area, including the district administrative chief. Farhad said that a remotely controlled bomb went off when the district chief’s vehicle was passing by the area’s main market.