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Day: June 17, 2019

How food couriers are exploiting migrants
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How food couriers are exploiting migrants

    Aymen Arfaoui strapped on a plastic Uber Eats bag and checked his cellphone for the fastest bicycle route before pedaling into the stream of cars circling the Place de la République. Time was money, and Mr. Arfaoui, a nervous 18-year-old migrant, needed cash. I’m doing this because I have to eat, he said, locking in a course that could save him a few minutes on his first delivery of the day. It’s better than stealing or begging on the street. Mr. Arfaoui has no working papers, and he would pocket a little more than half that day’s earnings. He said that he owed the rest to a French bicycle courier who considered Uber Eats’ terms too cheap 3.50 euros (just under $4) per order plus a bit for mileage to do the work himself. The Parisian courier had outsourced the job ...
The best way to resist junk food cravings
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The best way to resist junk food cravings

    The need for something gooey, crispy, or sweet seizes everyone's brain at some point. But you don't have to reach for junk. Fight back against the four stages of cravings with these tips from neuroscientists Peter Hall, Ph.D. of the University of Waterloo, and Nicole Avena, Ph.D. of Mount Sinai Health System. Trigger: An urge arises The smell of fries drifts through the food court; pepperoni sizzles in a pizza commercial. Your senses lead to your brain retrieving memories from your hippocampus and moving them into your working memory. Feel-good neurochemicals dopamine and opioids start to trickle into your reward-focused areas. How to fight it: If you intervene right now, you’re more likely to resist the temptation. So try to distract yourself by taking a bris...
Child killer hired by school after keeping past a secret
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Child killer hired by school after keeping past a secret

  A Spanish woman who murdered a child went on to work at a British primary school it has been revealed after a whistleblower raised the alarm to authorities. Iria Suárez González, 35, was employed for just under a year at West Oxford Community Primary School as a teaching assistant after she was hired in September 2016. Unbeknownst to the school, she was regarded as one of Spain's most notorious killers after she and a friend murdered a teenage schoolgirl in 2000. Clara Garcia was lured to a patch of wasteland in Cadiz where she was stabbed up to 32 times and had her throat sliced amid reports her killers had sought fame for the murder. González, then 17, was sentenced to eight years in youth custody. She was released in 2006 and moved to the UK where she applied to work i...
Did cricket match make history
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Did cricket match make history

    India's World Cup clash against Pakistan could be the most watched cricket match in history – with an estimated one billion tuning in. The Manchester rain intervened but it could not dampen the spirits of the arch-rivals, with fans travelling thousands of miles to Old Trafford. Almost 800,000 applications for just 23,500 seats made tickets the hottest in town. Yet those who missed out on the cauldron of noise, colour and flags joined the huge global TV audience. David Richardson, International Cricket Council chief executive, said: “There were at least 500 million watching on the day. Yet that’s just on TV. Digital channels and other platforms will take it to a billion.” The previous record was for India’s 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka when 558 million tu...
Prince Philip told Harry not to marry Meghan
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Prince Philip told Harry not to marry Meghan

    Prince Philip warned Harry against marrying Meghan Markle , telling him 'one steps out with actresses, one doesn't marry them', it is claimed. The Duke of Sussex is known to have a close bond with his grandfather and he was one of the first people to meet the royal couple's son, Archie, after his birth in May. The 98-year-old also attended Harry and Meghan's wedding in May last year amid speculation he would miss the big day while recovering from a hip replacement operation. The Sun has now reported claims that the outspoken prince warned his grandson against marrying the former Suits actress. The newspaper added that an insider previously said Harry, 34, stood up for Meghan in response to concerns about her. The Duke of Edinburgh has offered relationship advice ...