Guardian investigation shows systems in Latino areas violate federal drinking water rules twice as much as those serving the rest of the USMore than 25m drink from the worst US water systems, with Latinos most exposedMore than 25m drink from the worst US water systems, with Latinos most exposedMillions of people in the US are drinking water that fails to meet federal health standards, including by violating limits for dangerous contaminants. Latinos are disproportionately exposed, according to the Guardian’s review of more than 140,000 public water systems across the US and county-level demographic data. Water systems in counties that are 25% or more Latino are violating drinking water contamination rules at twice the rate of those in the rest of the country. Of the more than 140,000 public water systems in the US, more than 97% serve fewer than 10,000 people. The government does not provide demographic information for individual water systems, and there are often multiple water systems in each county.
February 26, 2021 10:52 UTC
23:04David Smith is back again with another virtual dispatch from CPAC, which Donald Trump Jr renamed “T-PAC” – a reference to his father’s stranglehold on the party. Donald Trump Jr used his CPAC speech on Friday to draw battle lines in the Republican party, insisting that it should not go back to the era before his father. “If there’s one thing the Republican party has been really good at over the last two decades, it’s snatching defeat from the jaws of victory,” the former president’s son said. In his remarks, Trump Jr compared her to the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump group of current and former Republican consultants. Because there’s competent women and there’s incompetent women, just like tthere are competent men and incompetent men.
February 26, 2021 10:31 UTC
The NAACP is representing the Mississippi congressman Bennie Thompson in the suit but confirmed they expect more members to join. Trump defense lawyers are expected to argue that his speech was protected by the first amendment to the constitution. Meanwhile, pressure for the NAACP now pivots to a Joe Biden administration whose campaign promises included combating white supremacy and domestic terror. Johnson warned “white supremacy cannot exist consistently with democracy. “For far too long, this nation has gone abroad to weed out terrorism only to wake up and recognize the faces of domestic terror are white men operating under a notion of white supremacy.”
February 26, 2021 10:01 UTC
I was stoned when my neighbour spoke to me about Scientology and it sounded interesting; space cadets and all that. I was married, but my wife was smarter than me and didn’t care for Scientology. The ship docked back in the US in 1975 and operations moved on land, so the band broke up. I left Scientology in 1976. I had been put into the Rehabilitation Project Force for members deemed to be underperforming or having evil thoughts against Scientology.
February 26, 2021 09:56 UTC
It wasn’t long after the death of George Floyd that the decision-makers at the US Soccer Federation realized they needed to make some changes – and one change was immediately obvious. Photograph: Phelan M Ebenhack/APTo be sure, the anthem policy is not the most important issue facing US Soccer. But until US Soccer can point to concrete improvements, the anthem policy may serve as the best proxy to understand how US Soccer is evolving. Even Rapinoe is “hesitantly” optimistic about change at US Soccer, but she says she still needs to see more. Ever since US Soccer’s board voted to repeal the anthem policy last summer, many USWNT players have chosen to kneel before games.
February 26, 2021 09:56 UTC
No excuses for lateness in the era of Zoom, perhaps, but cut Sienna Miller some slack. Files of emails revealed to Miller exactly how she was regarded by reporters at the paper. I confess to Miller that I never realised boho chic – Ugg boots, disc belts, peasant tops – was all down to her. I thought: ‘Oh God, what if I’m doing all this and it’s just, you know, a man with a hosepipe outside a garage?’” She says now that it was all worth it. “With an independent film, you’re not doing it for the pay cheque.” Studios are another story.
February 26, 2021 07:52 UTC
Airbus reveals planes sold in last two years will emit over 1bn tonnes of CO2Planes sold by Airbus in 2019 and 2020 will produce well over 1bn tonnes of carbon dioxide during their lifetimes, according to landmark first estimates of the aerospace manufacturer’s emissions. Airbus sold a record 863 planes in 2019, which would translate to 740m tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent produced over a 22-year period, according to figures seen by the Guardian. It sold 566 planes last year, for which lifetime emissions would be 440m tonnes. The independently audited disclosures mark the first time Airbus has published an estimate of the carbon emissions its commercial planes will generate. Airbus, Boeing, and engine manufacturers such as the UK’s Rolls-Royce are working on zero-emissions propulsion, as are a crowd of much smaller rivals.
February 26, 2021 07:30 UTC
This is not isolated to areas of deprivation – Glaswegians across all social classes experience a 15% reduction in life expectancy. That first journey home from the hospital, depending on which area home is, will have an impact on health, well being and life expectancy. Male life expectancy varies by 12 years, depending on which side of the Drumchapel and Bearsden divide you come from. Looking over Castlemilk, one of Glasgow’s big four peripheral housing estates, with the city in the distance. Did his environment have a bearing on his life expectancy?
February 26, 2021 06:56 UTC
But the yellow penguin swam to shore just in front of us. A king penguin is usually black and white, with small tinges of yellow at their neck, giving them their signature tuxedo look. Andre Chiaradia, research scientist from Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, said he was “amazed” by the pale king penguin. He said his sighting was like “winning nature’s lottery”, and believes the yellow penguin will be his most popular photograph. He’s designed a yellow penguin abstract tattoo design.
February 26, 2021 06:11 UTC
World leaders could have cut the length of the Covid outbreak by three months if they had collaborated on vaccines, testing and drugs, Tony Blair has claimed as he launched a report on preparing for the next deadly pandemic. “Had there been global coordination a year ago, I think we could have shaved at least three months off this virus,” Blair told the Guardian in an interview. “The time that it’s taken for us to identify the virus, to develop a vaccine and to get it into production and distribution has been roughly, 15 months. Now, in a rational world you would have been repurposing some of that bioreactor capacity to accelerate the production of vaccine. I used to say to people, you know, your average supermarket’s got more information on you than the government’s got.”
“We were doing four sets a night, really, really slogging,” Richardson remembers. Photograph: Leni Sinclair/Getty ImagesOver in Los Angeles, as the 60s stretched out, the original Alice Cooper band were flailing. And then they found out that I was from Detroit, and we were immediately a Detroit band. I think the first Alice Cooper album was really Love It to Death.”Love It to Death spawned the first national hit for Alice Cooper, I’m Eighteen, and they were off on a new trajectory. “It was like flying 150 miles an hour in a Corvette.”• Detroit Stories by Alice Cooper is out now on earMUSIC.
Chickens are “dying like flies” in their millions while being transported from farms to abattoirs because of poorly ventilated lorries, a whistleblower has told the Guardian. Speaking anonymously, a government vet who works at poultry slaughterhouses in the UK said birds were being denied water and held on lorries without any temperature control. They would be panting and die from heat stress in a pretty rough way. Regulations on the transport of animals allow birds to travel for up to 12 hours without access to food or water. “The vet will only see what he or she can in an extremely busy plant.”The vet said water should be available to all chickens on lorries.
A pregnant Afghan woman who was severely injured when she set herself on fire in a refugee camp on Lesbos has been formally charged with arson and destruction of public property after giving testimony to a prosecutor from her hospital bed. Other camp residents rushed to extinguish the flames alongside police who guard the installation, local media outlets reported. Lesbos, like other north-eastern Aegean isles, has been lashed by snowstorms and heavy rainfall in recent weeks. Temperatures have been such that some locals have offered to host residents of the camp in their homes. Germany has agreed to take in 1,000 refugees, flying them out of the island on chartered flights over the coming weeks.
February 26, 2021 05:00 UTC
Sign up forfor news on the biggest players and tournamentsArsenal's scouts have been accused of 'sleeping' amid a claim they missed out on the chance to sign Tomas Soucek. The 25-year-old has been one of the stars of West Ham's season, scoring eight goals from midfield to help fire David Moyes' side to fourth place in the Premier League . Lyon star Houssem Aouar was another target, but Arsenal were not prepared to pay the £55million transfer fee demanded by the French side. And former Premier League striker Chris Sutton reckons Arsenal could have signed the Czech Republic international. LATEST: Arsenal star slammed by Martin Keown after Benfica scare
February 26, 2021 04:18 UTC
The Queen has urged people to be selfless and have a Covid-19 vaccination for the sake of the wider community. She said that her jab, administered in January, had been “quite harmless” and gave her a sense of wellbeing because she felt protected. The Duke of Edinburgh was also vaccinated at the same time. During a video call to health leaders, the Queen, 94, said it was “obviously difficult for people if they’ve never had a vaccine” but they “ought to think about other people rather than themselves”. In a tribute to her husband, the Queen was wearing the silver brooch that she wore for her engagement to Prince Philip 74 years ago.
February 26, 2021 00:56 UTC