Wednesday, May 25

Day: September 3, 2016

NHS attempts to cut spending costs: Obese people and smokers banned from routine surgery
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

NHS attempts to cut spending costs: Obese people and smokers banned from routine surgery

    Smokers and obese people will be denied surgery on the NHS by cash-strapped hospitals trying to save money, senior health officials have warned. It's the only way providers are going to be able to balance their books... the service is bursting at the seams. Vale of York Care Commissioning Group has announced it will make people wait up to a year for non-essential surgery if they are overweight, until their body mass index (BMI) drops to 30. The group said the decision has been made as “the best way of achieving maximum value from the limited resources available”. The Royal College of Surgeons has described the decision as “the most severe the modern NHS has ever seen” amid concerns the NHS’ funding crisis is seriously impeding its ability to function. Chris Hopson, head o...
How sick British mum Sally Jones turned her kind and loving son Joe
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

How sick British mum Sally Jones turned her kind and loving son Joe

    The world was horrified this week by footage showing a young grinning boy aged just 11 executing Kurds in a sickening ISIS propaganda video. Even more shocking was the revelation that the young lad, called Joe Dixon, is the son of British ISIS convert Sally Jones, 47. As pictures emerge of the innocent newborn tot with his grinning mum in hospital, his devastated grandparents reveal how Joe was a "kind and loving" boy before he arrived in Syria. Joe is the youngest child of Jones, who took her son on her ill-fated travels to the war-torn region in 2013. The heart-warming images of the tot being cradled by his beaming mum are a far cry from the gruesome footage emerging this week of Joe dressed in ISIS uniform, wielding a gun before shooting a Kurdish prisoner in the back o...
China and US ratify deal the Paris climate change agreement
ENGLISH, Technology

China and US ratify deal the Paris climate change agreement

    China and the US have formally ratified a historic climate change agreement drawn up in Paris to cut emissions and fight climate change. Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping delivered documents to UN Secretary-General entering their countries into the pact during a ceremony on Saturday. The document certifies that the two countries - the world's worst polluters for carbon dioxide emissions - have taken all necessary domestic steps needed to join the agreement. Mr Obama said the US was committed to being a global leader in the fight against climate change, hoping the Paris agreement would be remembered as the moment the world united to stop global warming. “This is not a fight that any one country no matter how powerful can take alone,” he added. “Some day we may see this...
March for Europe: should remainers just let it go
ENGLISH, Europe

March for Europe: should remainers just let it go

    A nationwide series of March for Europe rallies will be taking place in cities across the city on Saturday to demand keeping close ties with the continent. Demonstrations will be held in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. The marches are aimed at rallying support for keeping tight economic, cultural and social ties with the rest of Europe. The protesters want to halt the Government formally invoking article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – which triggers the two-year deadline to withdraw from the EU. The march isn’t even under way yet, and protesters are already facing harsh criticism online from those who voted Leave. The hashtag #MarchForEurope is trending on Twitter, but most of the comments are again...
Newly Released Documents Show: FBI Played Trick on Hillary During Email scandal
America, ENGLISH

Newly Released Documents Show: FBI Played Trick on Hillary During Email scandal

    Newly released government documents show just how far FBI agents went to determine whether Hillary Clinton broke the law with her use of a private email server as secretary of state, even playing a trick on her during their three-hour interview with her in July. At the core of the FBI’s criminal investigation were two questions: Was classified information sent through the server? And if so, did Clinton know that was happening or intentionally send classified information? Government Attorneys Say Recovered Clinton Emails Could Include as Many as 30 Benghazi-Related Messages Putin Denies Russia Hacked the DNC but Doesn't Condemn the Breach Presidential Debate Moderators Announced FBI Director James Comey recently said his agency could prove the presence of classified informa...