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UK Campaigners Lose Bid to Stop Construction of Tunnel Near Stonehenge

UK Campaigners Lose Bid to Stop Construction of Tunnel Near Stonehenge

British activists have lost a legal challenge to stop the construction of a two-mile tunnel that they say would pass perilously close to Stonehenge.  The Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site campaigners—a group comprising druids, archaeologists, urban planners, and scientists—have cited expert assessments that warned of “permanent and irreversible damage” to the ancient stone circle, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986.  However, in a 50-page ruling, a High Court judge wrote that UK ministers had “rightly focused on the relevant policies” and the assessments provide “no basis for undermining that conclusion.” Judge David Holgate continued that parts of the campaigners’ claims, which center on the potential environmental impact of the plan, were “unarguable.” Related Articles The £1.7 billion proposal was approved earlier this year by Mark Harper, the UK’s transport security head, and is being managed by a UK government agency called National Highways. The scheme would reroute the A303 road, which runs parallel to the ancient stone circle in Wiltshire, and transform it into a divided highway. The existing A303 road would be transformed into …

Russia’s economy is now completely driven by the war in Ukraine – it cannot afford to lose, but nor can it afford to win

Russia’s economy is now completely driven by the war in Ukraine – it cannot afford to lose, but nor can it afford to win

Two years after its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia is still facing an unprecedented number of economic sanctions. It has been excluded from major global financial services, and around €260 billion (£222 billion) of its central bank assets have been frozen. Russian airspace is closed to most western planes, and western ports are closed to Russian vessels. A formal cap has been imposed on buying or processing Russian oil sold for more than US$60 per barrel (world prices currently fluctuate between $80 and $100. And in theory, it is illegal to sell Russia anything that could be used by the military. Sanctions have had some effects. According to the IMF, Russia’s GDP is around 7% lower than the pre-war forecast. Despite all of this, Russia’s economy has not collapsed. But it does look very different, and is now entirely focused on a long war in Ukraine – which is actually driving economic growth. In fact, the IMF expects Russia to experience GDP growth of 2.6% this year. That’s significantly more than the UK (0.6%) and …

Russia pulls out of fishing deal and tells Britons to ‘lose weight’

Russia pulls out of fishing deal and tells Britons to ‘lose weight’

Russia has pulled out of a long-standing fishing deal with the UK – and said Britons should “lose weight and get smarter”. A 1956 agreement that allowed British boats to fish in the Barents Sea has been ripped up, in the latest sign of growing tensions between Moscow and the West. The fishing deal was signed by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, but Russian politicians have now claimed it was never in the national interest. The UK government said the end of the deal would have “no material impact on our fish supplies”. War latest: Biden brands Putin ‘crazy SOB’ Russia’s parliamentary speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said: “The British need to study some proverbs – ‘Russians harness the horse slowly, but ride it fast’.” He told politicians that “the unscrupulous British” had eaten Russian fish for 68 years – declaring: “Now let them lose weight, get smarter.” On Wednesday, the UK imposed sanctions on six people in charge of the Arctic penal colony where Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critic, died last week. Mr Volodin said withdrawal …

Russia pulls out of fishing deal and tells Britons to ‘lose weight’ | World News

Russia pulls out of fishing deal and tells Britons to ‘lose weight’ | World News

Russia has pulled out of a long-standing fishing deal with the UK – and said Britons should “lose weight and get smarter”. A 1956 agreement that allows British boats to fish in the Barents Sea has been ripped up, in the latest sign of growing tensions between Moscow and the West. The fishing deal was signed by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, but Russian politicians have now claimed it was never in the national interest. The UK government said the end of the deal would have “no material impact on our fish supplies”. War latest: Biden brands Putin ‘crazy SOB’ Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 1:07 Flowers marking Navalny death removed Russia’s parliamentary speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said: “The British need to study some proverbs – ‘Russians harness the horse slowly, but ride it fast’.” He told politicians that “the unscrupulous British” had eaten Russian fish for 68 years – declaring: “Now let them lose weight, get smarter.” On Wednesday, the UK had imposed sanctions on six people in charge of the …

Which way is up? Insects may lose track near artificial lights

Which way is up? Insects may lose track near artificial lights

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Why You Should Never Try To Lose Weight While Pregnant

Why You Should Never Try To Lose Weight While Pregnant

Gaining weight in pregnancy can be difficult to accept, despite it being very normal. On average, most women gain around 10kg – 12.5kg during their pregnancy, according to the NHS. However, the weight gained during pregnancy is not because you are ‘eating for two’ — it actually comes from your baby growing and your body storing additional fat to help with milk production after birth, and it is completely normal and healthy. Though it can be a shock seeing the scales jump up so fast, it is never advised to lose weight while pregnant. In fact, intentionally losing weight by dieting or exercising outside of your norm can be dangerous for both the mum and the baby. Kate Hilton, a clinical dietician at FeelGut says: “For most pregnancies, the focus should be on maintaining a healthy balanced diet to support the baby’s growth and development. “There are risks when trying to lose weight during pregnancy, the chances of delivering a baby with a low birth weight are increased. Restricting calorie intake can also lead to …

Foreclosure In America: What It’s Like To Lose Your Home

Foreclosure In America: What It’s Like To Lose Your Home

Our trouble began in 2009, the beginning of my senior year of high school and the middle of the subprime mortgage crisis. My father, deep in the throes of addiction, stopped paying the mortgage on our house in upstate New York and abruptly moved away, taking my little brother and most of our furniture. My mother and I stayed as long as we could, kindling the hope of reuniting as a family once I graduated. That winter, squatting in a house we were no longer paying for, the cold closing in around us and foreclosure on our heels, I was afraid unlike ever before. Fiercer than the cold and bigger than my fear, however, was an immutable sense of embarrassment. Shame became the shadow I could not shake. Knowing that I was about to lose my house internalised the untrue belief that I no longer deserved one. At 17, I believed that everyone who still had a home must in some way be better than I was. I did find moments of solace — a …

With Navalny’s death, Russians lose their last hope – POLITICO

With Navalny’s death, Russians lose their last hope – POLITICO

Meanwhile, in keeping with a previous tradition, Putin refused to call Navalny by name, referring to him as “the Berlin patient.” (Even on Friday, Putin maintained his hallmark trait of not deigning to refer to his adversary despite ample opportunity to do so in a public appearance at a factory.) In 2021, although he could have stayed in exile, Navalny made the daring — and ultimately fatal — decision to return to Russia. “If your beliefs are worth something, you have to be willing to stand up for them. And if necessary, sacrifice something,” Navalny said on X last month, on the reason for his return. He was immediately arrested upon landing for failing to report his whereabouts to the Russian authorities while undergoing treatment in Germany, thereby violating the terms of his parole. While in jail, a Russian court declared his Anti-Corruption Foundation an “extremist” organization, forcing his employees and volunteers underground or into exile.  That, and military censorship laws, passed in the wake of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, quashed any remaining hope of …

‘I’m getting old and I have more to lose’

‘I’m getting old and I have more to lose’

Her name is an irresistible door opener. “Wow! An interview with Simone Biles? I’ll put your application in the rush box!” said the consular officer at the US embassy in Paris. One transatlantic flight later, it was the immigration officer at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, who, upon discovering the reason for our visit, reacted enthusiastically behind his counter window: “Simone? She is our treasure! You’re gonna loooove her!” The first African-American woman to be crowned US gymnastics champion, in 2013 at the age of 16, Biles has since won seven Olympic medals – including four titles (individual, team, vault and floor) at Rio in 2016 – and 30 world medals, 23 of them gold, including individual all-around titles in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2023. The pocket-sized Texan (1.42 meters) is the most decorated gymnast of all time, regardless of gender, to the point that enlightened observers dub her “The GOAT,” for “The Greatest of All Time,” a status she assumes by sporting a goat’s head on her sequined leotards. After …