Month: March 2024

Cliff Collapses Into Sea Near People Walking Along the Beach in Dorset

Cliff Collapses Into Sea Near People Walking Along the Beach in Dorset

AFP Iran guards say 7 members killed in Israel strike on Syria consular annex Israeli air strikes destroyed the Iranian embassy’s consular annex in Damascus Monday, Syrian and Iranian officials said, with a top Revolutionary Guard commander among seven members the force said were killed, amid worsening regional tensions.Israel said it would not comment on the reported attack, but Iranian officials vowed a stiff response with fears of even further violence between Israel and Iran’s allies triggered by the Gaza war.Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps named Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi and another high-ranking officer, Brigadier General Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, as among seven of its members killed. Britain-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said eight people, including several Guards members, were killed when “Israeli missiles… destroyed the building of an annex to the Iranian embassy”.Iran’s ambassador to Syria, Hossein Akbari, giving a lower toll, told Iranian state TV that “at least five people were killed in the attack which was carried out by F-35 fighter jets” which fired six missiles at the …

8 Dead in Car Bomb at North Syria Market, Monitor Says

8 Dead in Car Bomb at North Syria Market, Monitor Says

Azaz, Syria —  A bomb exploded in a shopping area in a northern Syrian city held by pro-Turkish forces Sunday, killing eight people and wounding more than 20, a war monitor said. The blast in Azaz, Aleppo province, occurred not long after midnight as crowds were out shopping late during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, an AFP correspondent said. The group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that “eight people were killed and 23 others wounded” when “a car bomb exploded in the middle of a popular market.” The Britain-based Observatory, which has a network of sources inside Syria, said the blast caused “significant damage” and sparked a fire. Bombings and other security incidents are common in areas held by pro-Turkish forces in northern Syria, where rivalries among armed factions and the risk of attacks by Islamic State group jihadis exacerbate an already tenuous security situation after years of war. The AFP correspondent saw emergency responders working at the scene and the remains of a mangled vehicle. Khaled al-Nowmeh, 36, who has a …

Lauren London Pens Emotional Tribute to Nipsey Hussle on 5th Anniversary of His Death

Lauren London Pens Emotional Tribute to Nipsey Hussle on 5th Anniversary of His Death

Lauren London is remembering Nipsey Hussle on the 5th anniversary of his death. On Sunday, the 39-year-old actress shared a tribute to the late rapper on Instagram. Alongside a photo of Hussle, she wrote, “If you know me You know March is always tough for me 31 days of holding my breath. This day decided to fall on Easter Sunday this 2024 Interesting…. considering your name #GodWillRise.” She continued: “Energy never dies…. I love you. Eternal.” London’s loved ones quickly showered her with messages of love in the comments.  “Sending you love always ????,” La La Anthony wrote.  Meanwhile, Sarunas J. Jackson commented, “???????????????????? always love to you and the fam.” Lil Wayne‘s daughter, Reginae Carter, replied, “I love you ???? ????????.” On her Instagram Stories, the You People star posted a series of photos of Hussle, as well as a clip of a previous interview he did with Charlamagne Tha God.  Hussle was fatally shot outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. He was 33. Three years after his death, Eric Holder Jr., was found guilty of first-degree …

Holidaymakers complain of hours-long queues at Portugal’s Faro Airport

Holidaymakers complain of hours-long queues at Portugal’s Faro Airport

British holidaymakers have complained of hours-long queues at one of Portugal’s biggest airports. Passengers said staff shortages and malfunctioning e-gates led to the delays at Faro Airport, which is a gateway to popular resort destinations on the Algarve. Children were said to have left in tears and one passenger had passed out while waiting. Yvette Hughes wrote on X: “What the hell is going on? 3 and a half hour’s queuing through security. “My knees are swollen, someone has passed out, children are crying. Not a bit of information from anyone.” Source link

Turkey’s opposition party sweeps to local elections victory in snub to Erdoğan | Turkey

Turkey’s opposition party sweeps to local elections victory in snub to Erdoğan | Turkey

Turkey’s main opposition party dealt an unexpected blow to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s rule on Sunday with a sweeping victory in Turkey’s local elections, maintaining control of major cities including the capital, Ankara, and Istanbul, where Ekrem Imamoğlu secured a second term as mayor. “My dear Istanbulites, you opened the door to a new future today,” Imamoğlu told overjoyed supporters of his opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) while declaring victory. “Starting from tomorrow, Turkey will be a different Turkey. You opened the door to the rise of democracy, equality and freedom … You ignited hope at the ballot box.” Favourable turnout continued benefit the opposition as the night wore on, and the CHP secured control of a broad swath of western Turkey and scored wins across more conservative regions next to the Black Sea and central Anatolia, areas traditionally seen as hostile to its policies. The results quickly became symbolic of dissatisfaction with Erdoğan, who began rallying his supporters to turn out in local elections immediately after winning the presidency last year. Erdoğan was at the …

Windrush scandal victim says govt ‘waiting for us to die off’ in row over compensation scheme | Politics News

Windrush scandal victim says govt ‘waiting for us to die off’ in row over compensation scheme | Politics News

A Windrush victim has branded the compensation scheme for victims of the scandal “disgusting”, and suggested the government were waiting for those affected to “die off”. Critics have repeatedly called for the Home Office to be stripped of responsibility for determining and handling payments to victims and said it should be given to an independent body instead. The compensation scheme has been in place since 3 April 2019. It was set up a year after it emerged many British citizens, mostly from the Caribbean, had been denied access to healthcare and benefits and threatened with deportation despite having the right to live in the UK. Despite growing concerns around the number of people dying before receiving payouts, the Home Office has so far resisted demands for such reforms. Conroy Downie, a 67-year-old Windrush victim who has been advising thousands of others on how to make compensation claims is still waiting for his case to be fully settled. He told the PA news agency: “It’s a failure, it’s disgusting. I think they are waiting for us …

Teacher Told He’s Confusing Male Students By Giving Makeup And Skincare As Classroom Prizes

Teacher Told He’s Confusing Male Students By Giving Makeup And Skincare As Classroom Prizes

When you think of typical classroom prizes that teachers give students, they usually consist of stickers, medals, or certificates. Still, one teacher has decided to go outside the box with his students. In a TikTok video, Christian Shearhod, a public school science teacher, shared the collection of classroom prizes that he decided to give out to his students, which caused a bit of an uproar. Shearhod revealed that he’s giving out makeup and skincare as prizes for his students. Shearhod explained that his girlfriend, Eden, packed him a bag full of things to bring with him to school and suggested that he hand them out to all of his students as prizes for doing good work in the classroom. He admitted that while he usually sticks to candy and stickers, he was overjoyed at being able to give them something else. RELATED: Teacher Turned PhD Explains The Crisis That Happens With Boys Specifically At Ages 5 & 15 “She packed me hundreds of dollars worth of skincare stuff, makeup brushes, little pencil things that I think is for …

Ancient Chinese herb defends the brain from developing Alzheimer’s disease

Ancient Chinese herb defends the brain from developing Alzheimer’s disease

Chinese scientists have highlighted the potential of the goji berry, traditionally cherished for its health benefits in Chinese culture. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) In a groundbreaking discovery, Chinese scientists have highlighted the potential of the goji berry, traditionally cherished for its health benefits in Chinese culture, in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Often donned with the name ‘wolfberry’, the goji berry’s vibrant orange-red hue and sweet-tart flavor are not its only attractions. The fruit, originating from a shrub native to China, is revered both in culinary traditions and ancient medicinal practices. Its reputation has grown beyond China, largely due to its antioxidant-rich nature and its myriad health benefits. A Deep Dive into the Science The study, led by a team at the Institute of Biophysics under the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences, delved into the mechanisms by which goji berry extract could play a role in neuroprotection. When mitochondrial stressors are present, the proteolytic complex CLPP-1 is activated, causing the degradation of proteins to smaller peptides. (CREDIT: MDPI) To achieve this, researchers turned to a trusted …

“The US Economy Is Inverted”: How The Flood Of Illegal Immigration Is Delaying The Official US Recession

“The US Economy Is Inverted”: How The Flood Of Illegal Immigration Is Delaying The Official US Recession

By Dhaval Joshi, Chief Strategist at BCA Research Summary The US economy is highly unusually ‘inverted’. The constraint on the economy is not labor demand, it is labor supply. Hence, the US economy has highly unusually entered a labor demand recession without entering a GDP recession. Nevertheless, for the stock market, a labour demand recession implies a profits headwind, because it is only when profits come under pressure that labour demand goes into recession. Against this, wage disinflation would allow long-duration bond yields to fall, which would provide a countervailing valuation tailwind. The pandemic might seem like a distant memory, but for the US economy the pandemic’s legacy is still the big story. For the first time in at least fifty years, US labor supply is running well below labor demand. The big story is that the US economy is ‘inverted.’ Therefore, we must analyze the post-pandemic inverted economy very differently to the pre-pandemic economy. Normally, labor demand – being less than labor supply – is the constraint on economic output and thereby drives the …