Saturday, April 13

Day: September 2, 2017

Data Reveals the Number of Sexual Partners the Average
ENGLISH, Life Style

Data Reveals the Number of Sexual Partners the Average

    The most uncomfortable question in every relationship: what's your number? As in, how many people have you slept with? To find out the average number of sexual partners a person has had as well as the feelings surrounding the subject, a recent study surveyed over 2,000 people in the US and Europe. Turns out, the average American has had 7.2 partners while the average European has had 6.2. On top of the median counts, America's highs and lows ranged at much more drastic extremes, from 2.6 (Utah) to 15.7 (Louisiana), vs. Europe's 5.4 (Italy) to 7.0 (UK). The survey also asked the participants at what number they considered someone to be too promiscuous. Women answered 15.2 while men said 14; both, however, closely agreed on the ideal number of partners for someone to have in...
World’s most crucial chemical suddenly in short supply on Harvey US
America, ENGLISH

World’s most crucial chemical suddenly in short supply on Harvey US

    As it turns out, this colorless, flammable gas is arguably the most important petrochemical on the planet and much of it comes from the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast. Ethylene is one of the big reasons the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey in the chemical communities along the Gulf of Mexico is likely to ripple through U.S. manufacturing of essential items from milk jugs to mattresses. Ethylene really is the major petrochemical that impacts the entire industry, said Chirag Kothari, an analyst at consultant Nexant. Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks. Ethylene is the foundation for making plastics essential to U.S. consumer and industrial goods, feeding into car parts used by Detroit and diape...
Rohingya Muslims flee as more than 2,600 houses burned in Myanmar’s Rakhine
Asia, ENGLISH

Rohingya Muslims flee as more than 2,600 houses burned in Myanmar’s Rakhine

    More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in the last week, the government said on Saturday, in one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades. About 58,600 Rohingya have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh from Myanmar, according to UN refugee agency UNHCR, as aid workers there struggle to cope. Myanmar officials blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) for the burning of the homes. The group claimed responsibility for coordinated attacks on security posts last week that prompted clashes and a large army counter-offensive. But Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh say a campaign of arson and killings by the Myanmar army is aimed at trying to force them out. The treatment of Myanmar’s roug...
The Queen replies to letter from girl, 5, who asked to borrow a swan for the weekend
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The Queen replies to letter from girl, 5, who asked to borrow a swan for the weekend

    A five-year-old girl who wrote to the Queen to ask if she could borrow a swan for the weekend has received an unexpected reply from Buckingham Palace. Lyndsay Simpson penned the letter after being informed by her mum Jennifer Bax that the Queen owns all the swans in Britain. The little girl told Her Majesty of her love of swans, promising she would take good care of one by keeping it in the bath, the Times reported. In a kind reply, Jennie Vine, deputy correspondence co-ordinator at the Palace, thanked the little girl for the request and said that the Queen had taken “careful note” of her comments. She also explained that the Queen does not own every swan in the land, and added the idea is nothing more than a centuries-old urban myth. She added: Her Majesty owns mute swans...
Britain immigration centre mockery and torture image appeared in secret cameras: 9 employees suspended after the investigation Home Office
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Britain immigration centre mockery and torture image appeared in secret cameras: 9 employees suspended after the investigation Home Office

    Footage is said to show officers mocking and assaulting detainees at centre near Gatwick. The private security contractor G4S has suspended nine staff from an immigration centre near Gatwick after fresh claims of abuse and assaults against detainees, prompting calls for the government to stop awarding it contracts. An investigation has also been launched into allegations by the BBC’s Panorama of “chaos, incompetence and abuse” at Brook House immigration removal centre. The programme claims to have undercover footage showing officers “mocking, abusing and even assaulting detainees” at the facility, where drugs are allegedly rife. G4S said nine staff had been suspended pending further investigation in the latest scandal to hit the controversial firm. Jerry Petherick, the man...