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Day: July 26, 2017

Trump is crazy: Senators
America, ENGLISH

Trump is crazy: Senators

    At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, someone sitting near Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine) didn’t switch off a microphone. Collins was recorded discussing the federal budget and President Trump’s lack of familiarity with the details of governing with a colleague apparently Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.), the ranking Democrat on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee. After Reed praises Collins’s leadership of the hearing, she laments the administration’s handling of spending. I swear, [the Office of Management and Budget] just went through and whenever there was grant, they just X it out, Collins says. With no measurement, no thinking about it, no metrics, no nothing. It’s just incredibly irresponsible. Yes, R...
London Authority to clean up air quality on the Thames river
ENGLISH, London

London Authority to clean up air quality on the Thames river

    Research under way for Thames air quality strategy by Port of London Authority. An operation to clean up the Thames is underway with new research by the Port of London Authority. Its clean air strategy is being worked out where ships berthed along the waterfront will have to switch off their engines and plug into an electrical grid, while vessels on the river will have to reduce their emissions. Our research is to get a detailed picture of emissions on the Thames to develop the first river air quality strategy, PLA chief executive Robin Mortimer explained. We anticipate more trade, passenger journeys, recreation and people on the Thames in the next 20 years. The project is part of a long-term study by Transport for London on river usage rising dramatically by 2037, with th...
When you need to spend your old £1 coin
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

When you need to spend your old £1 coin

    Consumers have less than three months to spend, bank or donate their old £1 coins before shops can refuse them. People are being urged to dig out their old coins which stop being legal tender on 15 October. The warning about the looming deadline comes as the Treasury announced there are now more new 12-sided pound coins in circulation than their predecessor. Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Jones, who is visiting a coin storage facility in Belfast on Wednesday, said To have more new coins in circulation than old at this point is great news. However, with less than 100 days to go, the clock is ticking. We are urging the public to spend, bank or donate their old pound coins and asking businesses who are yet to do so, to update their systems before the old coin cea...
Acid attack victims had peeling skin and melted clothing after thrown liquid
ENGLISH, London

Acid attack victims had peeling skin and melted clothing after thrown liquid

    Dramatic pictures of the aftermath of a suspected acid attack on two teenagers show the victims being doused in water by paramedics after a noxious substance was thrown in their faces. According to witnesses, the victims were screaming in agony as their skin peeled off when emergency services arrived at the scene in East London at around 7pm this evening. Photos show firemen use hoses to pour water over the teens' heads on the side of a newsagent in the Bethnal Green area. The victims reportedly raced into the shop crying 'we've got acid on us' before they flagged down police. In one image, medics tip two bottles of water over one of the victim's head in a bid to minimise the damage to the eyes and skin. Police forensic officers were also pictured gathering evidence at the...
A girl suspected to connect IS and charged with terror offences
ENGLISH, London

A girl suspected to connect IS and charged with terror offences

    A 17-year-old girl has been charged with terror offences after allegedly communicating with a fighter for the Islamic State terror group in Syria and arranging to receive weapons in order to conduct an attack in the UK. She is also alleged to have received instructions on how to train and use weapons and asked for assistance in completing a plan, contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006. The charge follows an investigation by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command. She was also previously charged on Wednesday April 12 with acts in preparation contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday July 27 in relation to these matters. The teenager was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Westminster Mag...
Two men injured after acid attack in Bethnal Green
ENGLISH, London

Two men injured after acid attack in Bethnal Green

    A men being treated at the side of the road near Roman Road in Bethnal Green after acid attak. Two men have been taken to hospital after a suspected acid attack in Bethnal Green. The pair, believed to be in their late teens, were attacked with a noxious substance in Roman Road at around 7pm yesterday. Their injuries are not said to be life-threatening. No arrests have been mande and enquiries are ongoing. Images from the scene show two men with their shirts off having water poured over their faces. Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali called for urgent action from the Home Secretary Amber Rudd. She added: It’s unacceptable that another attack with a corrosive substance has occurred in east London. Anyone with information concerning the attack is asked to call police on 1...