News archive from 16 February 2017

Adding vitamin D to food reduces deaths, say scientists

Adding vitamin D to food reduces deaths, say scientists

Adding vitamin D to food would reduce deaths and significantly cut NHS costs, say the authors of a major global study that shows it can reduce the risk of colds, flu and other dangerous infections such as pneumonia. A government advisory committee on...

Guardian, 00:00 in Health
 

Abbott attacks sexist abuse in politics

DIANE ABBOTT warned yesterday that the “politics of personal destruction” and sexist abuse aimed at female MPs could put women off public service. The shadow home secretary’s comments came after Brexit secretary David Davis reportedly clashed with her...

 

Further Southern walkouts over failure to ensure safety

SOUTHERN Rail faces another strike by its mistreated workforce in a long-running dispute over staff cuts and safety after talks collapsed on Tuesday. Members of rail union RMT will walk out for 24 hours next Wednesday, February 22, as the row over...

 

BA cabin crew ready for more poverty pay strikes

CABIN crew working for British Airways are preparing for two more rounds of strike action over “poverty pay” wages. The crew will walkout for four days from tomorrow, and for a further four days from Wednesday next week. Their union Unite has called...

 

Netherlands: MPs challenge funding of for-profit ‘shack’ schools

TWO MPs in the Netherlands have challenged Dutch state funding of private shack schools in Africa, global teaching union Education International (EI) reported on Tuesday. Socialist Party MPs Harry Van Bommel and Jasper van Dijk have written to Foreign...

 

Germany: Four Turkish imams accused of spying on Gulen followers

GERMAN authorities raided the flats of four Turkish imams yesterday, accusing them of spying on followers of the US-based preacher who Ankara accuses of masterminding last July’s failed coup to topple Turkey’s government. The federal prosecutors’...

 

Ukraine: Russia refuses to return Crimea to Kiev powers

RUSSIA rejected new US demands ordering it to surrender the Crimea to Ukraine. On Tuesday White House spokesman Sean Spicer said US President Donald Trump “has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the...

 

New leader, same follies

IF Paul Nuttall’s tribulations over the Hillsborough tragedy teach us anything, it is that the mass media cannot be far off discovering that the entire affair is Jeremy Corbyn’s fault. Labour’s Stoke by-election candidate Gareth Snell declares that...

 

Universial basic income: best choice for the job?

CAROL WILCOX takes a look at universal basic income and finds the enthusiasm for this ‘snake-oil remedy’ very worrying What could possibly be wrong with a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means...

 

Trump workers force recognition of their union

by Larry Rubin IT TOOK years of demonstrating, negotiating and lobbying, but workers at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC have finally won the right to join a union and bargain collectively. When recognising the workers’ right to join a...

 

Labour’s EU fanatics need to wake up

Party rebels must embrace Brexit or Labour risks becoming irrelevant, writes FAWZI IBRAHIM IF LABOUR loses in either of the forthcoming by-elections in Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central, it would not be down to Jeremy Corbyn and his “lack of appeal”...

 

Man City sign world player of the year

US striker Lloyd arrives for Spring Series and Champions League FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Carli Lloyd completed a short-term move to Manchester City, the club announced yesterday. The 34-year-old United States midfielder has joined City from the...

 

Cricket: Root ready to put his stamp on England team

New England Test captain Joe Root said yesterday that he will be an “instinctive” captain — and has vowed to put his own “stamp” on the role. Root outlined his blueprint for England’s future at Headingley, two days after he inherited the role from...

 

Five players turn up to NFL trip to Jerusalem

In an embarrassment to the Israeli government, only five of 11 NFL players arrived on a sponsored trip aimed at improving the country’s image. The ministry for strategic affairs and public diplomacy issued a press release after the Super Bowl boasting...

 

Topical focus on class issues

An engagingly inventive staging of George Bernard Shaw’s classic Pygmalion disappoints with some insufficient character development, writes SUSAN DARLINGTON Pygmalion West Yorkshire Playhouse Leeds 3/5 Notions of class have changed in the century...

 


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