Tuesday, July 16

Day: February 4, 2016

Is it healthy to only eat potatoes for an entire year? A man from Australia is testing this out
Australia, ENGLISH

Is it healthy to only eat potatoes for an entire year? A man from Australia is testing this out

    An Australian man has pledged to only eat potatoes for the entirety of 2016 in an attempt to cure his binge-eating. Father-of-two Andrew Flinders Taylor, from Melbourne, said he made the decision after reaching his heaviest ever weight of 23 stone 12lbs. After only a 34 days of the diet, he has lost over two stone and says he is sleeping better as a result. Mr Taylor took on the challenge after studying scientific papers and finalising a plan with the help of a doctor and a dietician. He says he was surprised to find that potatoes offer "more than enough protein" along with all essential amino acids. Mr Taylor told The Independent: "I'm getting over 600% of my daily iron retirements and over 400% of vitamin c as well as heaps of fibre - all things that so-called experts h...
Osama bin Laden inspired to plan 9/11 terror attacks by Egypt Air flight 990 crash, al-Qaeda claims
America, ENGLISH

Osama bin Laden inspired to plan 9/11 terror attacks by Egypt Air flight 990 crash, al-Qaeda claims

    Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden planned the September 11 attacks after being “inspired” by a chance discussion about a plane crash in the US, al-Qaeda propaganda has claimed. In its weekly al-Masrā newspaper, Ansar al-Sharia released an article claiming to tell the “untold story” behind the 2001 plot that killed almost 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Just under two years before, Egypt Air Flight 990 had crashed into the Atlantic Ocean during its journey from Los Angeles to Cairo, killing all 217 people on board – almost half of them Americans. Egyptian investigators insisted mechanical failure was the cause but the US National Transportation Safety Board found that co-pilot Gameel Al-Batouti had deliberately downed the plane, continua...
Valencia’s Gary Neville refuses to resign after thrashing by Barcelona
ENGLISH, Europe

Valencia’s Gary Neville refuses to resign after thrashing by Barcelona

    Gary Neville insisted that he had no intention of resigning as Valencia manager after his side was hammered 7-0 at the Camp Nou by Barcelona on Wednesday night but the club’s sporting director Suso García Pitarch described it as one of the worst results in our history and evaded questions about the Englishman’s future at the Mestalla. Valencia are not expected to take a drastic decision. Neville was asked three times if he was thinking of resigning after four goals from Luis Suárez and three from Lionel Messi saw his side fall to a semi-final first leg defeat in the Copa del Rey. He gave a one-word response to the first question, replying simply: no. When the issue was raised again, with Neville asked if he would understand it if he was sacked, he responded: next question....
25p easy Foodstore forced to close after it runs out of stock
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

25p easy Foodstore forced to close after it runs out of stock

    Easy Jet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s budget food store, which charges just 25p each for everyday groceries, has been forced to close temporarily after less than two days as it has run out of stock. Easy Food store closed on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to re-open on Friday morning after it has re-stocked the shelves. A spokesman for easy Food store, in Park Royal, north-west London, said: “The level of interest has been completely overwhelming. The last people through the door today had travelled up from Canterbury. We anticipated we had enough stock to last a couple of weeks but it has just gone in a day and a half. The retailer, which has the slogan “No expensive brands. Just food honestly priced,” says it still plans to sell its items for 25p each througho...
Masked gunmen on run after drinks company boss shot dead in robbery bid
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Masked gunmen on run after drinks company boss shot dead in robbery bid

    Two murder suspects remain on the run after a company boss was shot dead during an attempted armed robbery in which his business was specifically targeted. Akhtar Javeed was found fatally wounded in the street following the shooting at Direct Source 3 Ltd in the Digbeth area of Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The 56-year-old was the director at the soft drinks distributor, and died in hospital shortly after police were called to the scene by someone inside the warehouse in Rea Street South at 6.40pm on Wednesday. The suspects, who were said to have been two masked men, remain at large and are believed to have used a getaway vehicle. Superintendent Andy Parsons confirmed the alleged gunmen sought out Mr Javeed's business specifically. He told reporters at the scene: ...