Sarwar beat the same drum ahead of the local elections in May this year - Scottish Labour won’t do any deals, or any coalitions, and in particular with those nasty nats. “Regardless of the outcome of the next UK General Election ... Labour will do no deal with the SNP. Call a spade a spade, but not if you're Scottish Labour. Meanwhile in Edinburgh, a Labour administration took control with the assistance of Tory votes, and two Labour councillors abstained. Scottish Labour are never going to regain trust after the disastrous vow of 2014 and their part in the No campaign if they don’t start to be genuine.
July 04, 2022 14:43 UTC
From the piece,“Dung, snuff, fish and old leather: these may turn out to be the ingredients required for time travel. Academics who are restoring the lost smells of European history want aromas like these to be introduced to a wide range of museums and tourist landmarks. Working under the banner Odeuropa, a group of chemists and historians have spent more than two years isolating and reproducing key scents associated with significant moments and locations. Some videos of historical European cooking:The team has a website you can check out here: odeuropa.eu***N.B. ***Grab a cup of coffeeand share what’s on your mind this morning.
July 04, 2022 14:34 UTC
Building sustainable and clean energy systems will be harder, riskier and more expensive without nuclear, according to the new report, Nuclear power and secure energy transitions: From today’s challenges to tomorrow’s clean energy systems. Nuclear is today the second largest source of low emissions power after hydropower, with nuclear plants in 32 countries. However, a new era for nuclear power is by no means guaranteed. This includes small modular reactors (SMRs), which are generally defined as advanced nuclear reactors with a capacity of less than 300 megawatts—about one-third of a traditional plant. SMRs could also reuse the sites of retired fossil fuel power plants, taking advantage of existing transmission, cooling water and skilled workforces.
July 04, 2022 14:07 UTC
It’s been an eight-year wait, but Cameron Diaz is ready for her next act. The 49-year-old is set to come out of retirement to star in a new Netflix comedy with Jamie Foxx, aptly titled Back in Action. pic.twitter.com/vyaGrUmbWb — Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) June 29, 2022“I feel excited but I don’t know how to do this, you know?” Cameron says to Jamie in the phone conversation. During the ’90s and 2000s Cameron was known as the queen of rom-coms and quintessential girl next door. During her time away from the spotlight, Cameron chose to spend time following other passions.
July 04, 2022 13:55 UTC
“He died under Russian fire after French journalists […] revealed Ukrainian positions,” said Polish journalist Mateusz Lachowski on his Twitter account. “After their broadcast, Russian missiles fell on the soldiers’ positions. “He was killed at the position where the French journalists filmed,” Mateusz Lachowski told Checknews. While these risks seem to have caused Ukrainian authorities to crack down on journalistic activity, RSF urged that they must act with restraint. “The Ukrainian authorities see foreign journalists as influence relays rather than information vehicles,” another reporter said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
July 04, 2022 13:38 UTC
The corporate media lapped it up and gleefully published horrific tales:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/25/evidence-ukraine-women-raped-before-being-killed-say-doctors-russia-warhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61071243https://oneworld.press/?module=articles&action=view&id=2958amongst many domestically and internationally. Despite accusations from Ukraine, the Kremlin has repeatedly denied that Russian soldiers have committed war crimes or sexual assaults during the invasion.‘Thankfully the response by some journalists has been to condemn her and those who were complicit. Just search Google and you will find the UK media is silent with literally no reporting having taken place. Nothing too from western political leaders as it undermines their pursuance of carnage and profits. Ukraine – A Beginners’ Guide And none of them want the world to know what this is really aboutAnd remember when Liz Truss let the cat out of the bag but the corporate media kept quiet?
July 04, 2022 13:08 UTC
With The Sunday Times recently revealing its list of the 50 of the best beaches in the UK, we took a closer look at the North East beaches that made the list. We've already focused on Sandhaven, so here's a closer look are the other six North East beaches beaches deemed good enough to make The Sunday Times top 50. Cornelian Bay, North YorkshireThe Cleveland Way skirts Cornelian Bay in North Yorkshire Picture: GoogleCornelian Bay is a bay of the North Sea near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Redcar Coatham, North YorkshireThe Coatham area of Redcar Picture: GoogleCoatham is an area of Redcar in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire. You can also follow our dedicated North Yorkshire Facebook page for all the latest in the area by clicking here.
July 04, 2022 12:31 UTC
Sheffield Hallam University is suspending its English literature degree, probably the first of many outside the members’ club of the Russell Group to do so. Any arts course where as many as 60% of students are in “professional” employment only 15 months after graduating has failed. If there’s a fee, I donate it to Arts Emergency, a charity that mentors young people from less advantaged backgrounds who want to work in arts, culture and activism. Eton school’s Literary Society asked me to speak, so I thought I’d give the fee to Arts Emergency. A museum curator I met on the east coast of Scotland last week said we face a second dark age.
July 04, 2022 12:18 UTC
Riz Rehman has welcomed the response to a Professional Footballers’ Association initiative to create support networks for Asian players in the domestic game. Rehman, the PFA’s player inclusion executive, oversees the Asian Inclusion Mentoring Scheme (AIMS) project which is designed to encourage Asian youngsters as they attempt to make their way in the sport. Rehman said: “We’re saying to the clubs we know Asian kids are playing organised football. In conjunction with @CCFC_Foundation and the @PFA, we are hosting an event for Emerging South Asian #Bluebirds! Rehman said: “This year we had four or five players signing their first professional contracts and that wasn’t happening before.
July 04, 2022 12:16 UTC
Eriksen was linked with a return to Tottenham but has worked with Erik ten Hag beforeChristian Eriksen has agreed a three-year deal to join Manchester United. The out-of-contract midfielder has verbally agreed to sign for Erik ten Hag’s side this summer having had interest from a number of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford, where he spent the last six months of the season. SponsoredIt is understood there is still work to be done to finalise the deal but contracts are being prepared and the 30-year-old is set to sign a deal which will keep him at the club until 2025. Pogba, left, battles with Eriksen at Tottenham in 2019. The club continue to work on a deal for the Dutchman as a number of high profile exits this summer
July 04, 2022 12:07 UTC
This article is part of the Guardian’s Women’s Euro 2022 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 16 countries who have qualified. “Never say never but I am happy to play, have fun and keep on scoring goals. Photograph: Alessandro Sabattini/Getty ImagesWildcardArianna Caruso was only 19 when Italy played in the World Cup quarter-finals in 2019. Probable lineupAll-time heroBorn in 1964, Carolina Morace played more than 150 games for Italy’s national team, scoring more than 100 goals. Euro historyThe glory days of Italian women’s football were the 1990s.
July 04, 2022 11:55 UTC
Action will continue unless government acts on prices, say organisersCampaigners have warned protests will continue to target Britain’s roads if the government does not act over spiralling fuel prices. Large parts of the motorway and road network were brought to a standstill today as motorists staged “go-slow’’ demonstrations in protest at fuel prices hitting their highest ever levels. SponsoredTwelve people were arrested after a protest on the M4, which led to the Prince of Wales Bridge between England and Wales being closed. Another man was arrested near the A38. Protesters, organised under the social media banner Fuel Price
July 04, 2022 11:47 UTC
Can't believe this needs to be said but:1) DON'T tax women for exercising their bodily autonomy. “Would the tax kick in at 18 or do you prefer to only tax the childless 30+? Can I offset my childless tax from 30-35 by having two children after I turn 36? Genuine question re the childless tax suggested here: do we childless not already effectively pay it, with taxes that provide education and healthcare for other people’s children? A message for my fellow #childless people in light of that “tax the childless” crap, because yes we can dismiss it as clickbait - AND it hurts.
July 04, 2022 11:47 UTC
Our respondents provided a clear indication that they opposed changes to the UK induced seismicity limit. Table 1 Wave 1 survey: policy support across information conditions. Providing additional qualitative information, quantitative information, or both forms of information, led to no differences from the control group that received none of this information in wave 1 (see “Methods”). This raises the question of which factors did influence support for, or opposition to, policy change on induced seismicity. For the questions about seismicity from ‘deep geothermal operations’ or ‘quarry blasting’, induced seismicity was viewed as more negative when framed as an ‘earthquake’, as opposed to ‘micro-seismicity’ or a ‘tremor’ (Table 4).
July 04, 2022 11:43 UTC