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Day: April 24, 2016

London’s one millionth marathon will cross the finishing line
ENGLISH, London

London’s one millionth marathon will cross the finishing line

    If things go according to plan, Sunday should be a memorable one in the Finill household. Julia Finill will be handing out finishing medals at the London marathon in which both her husband Chris and their youngest son, Nick, will be taking part. The aim is for Mrs Finill to present father and son with their medals, giving the family a unique perspective on an event in which one of the 38,000 runners taking part will become the millionth person across the finishing line since the marathon began in 1981. Making the family’s participation even more special is the fact that, while Nick, 22, hopes to be picking up his first London medal, Chris, 57, is aiming to collect his 36th, making him a member of an increasingly elite club who have participated in every single London marat...
Obama to use Germany visit to push trans Atlantic trade deal
ENGLISH, Europe

Obama to use Germany visit to push trans Atlantic trade deal

    President Barack Obama hopes to build momentum during a two-day visit to Germany to help push a trans-Atlantic trade deal between the U.S. and Europe over the finish line. He knows a tough sell awaits him, particularly in Germany where the opposition is fierce. Other issues will be on the table when Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet Sunday for talks, chiefly efforts to counter the Islamic State group, improve cooperation on counterterrorism measures, and encourage countries to share law enforcement information. IS says it was responsible for attacks that killed 30 people in Brussels last month. Obama also wants to give Merkel a public pat on the back for her "courageous" handling of the migrant issue. Her decision to allow the resettlement in her country of hu...
How your diet affects your risk of colon cancer
ENGLISH, Life Style

How your diet affects your risk of colon cancer

    A new study finds that eating foods known to promote inflammation may increase the chances of colon cancer, reports Livescience. Those food develop polyps in the large intestine, or colon which are a common precursor to colon cancer, the report says. Compared with people whose diets contained the lowest amounts of pro-inflammatory foods, people whose diets contained the highest amounts of pro-inflammatory foods — such as processed meats and red meat — were 56 percent more likely to have one of these polyps, also called an "adenoma," according to the new study. "Inflammation is very consistently associated with [a person's] risk of colon cancer," said Dr Roberd Bostick, a professor of epidemiology at Emory University in Georgia and the senior author on the study that was pr...
Third of curry houses could close as tough immigration rules block chefs coming to UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Third of curry houses could close as tough immigration rules block chefs coming to UK

    Around 600 curry houses across the country have shut in the past 18 months and there are fears that a further 4,000 restaurants - around a third of the industry - could follow. Curry house owners say the increasingly tough immigration rules mean they are struggling to bring highly-skilled chefs over from Asia and it is making it difficult for these businesses to grow. As a result, restaurants are increasingly unable to provide adequate customer service or fulfil orders. British Curry Awards founder, Enam Ali, and his supporters are campaigning for the Government to ease immigration restrictions. He has sent a 75-page document to the Prime Minister, the Home Secretary, the Business Secretary and employment minister Priti Patel, to urge them to introduce one-year visas for c...
Mum forced to dump four gallons of BREAST MILK by Heathrow Airport security staff
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Mum forced to dump four gallons of BREAST MILK by Heathrow Airport security staff

    A mum has penned a heartfelt open letter to Heathrow Airport security staff after she claims they forced her to dump four gallons of frozen breast milk. Jessica Coakley Martinez frequently travels for work but pumps and freezes her breast milk for her son as she jets off around the world. The mother-of-two from California claims she has been able to haul the frozen milk through airports around the world - but the only time it has been an issue was at London's Heathrow. In her open letter, posted on Facebook, she wrote: "You humiliated me and made me feel completely defeated as a professional and a mother." She describes the embarrassment and inconvenience of storing the milk for the sake of her son as she flies across the globe. She continued: "It meant lugging this giant ...