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Animal management student doesn’t have to do farming module because she’s vegan

Fiji Willetts, 18, says she enrolled on the course because she loves animals (Picture: Vegan Society/ SWNS)A vegan animal management student has battled with tutors to skip a farming module which would have involved a trip to an abattoir. Fiji Willetts, 18, says she signed up for her course after reading it was ‘great for people who love animals’ in South Gloucestershire and Stroud College’s prospectus. The vegan of four years started suffering from anxiety when she realised one of the modules would involve working on a farm and potentially visiting a slaughterhouse. She raised her concerns with tutors and claims she was told skipping the animal husbandry unit would result in an ‘automatic fail’. Ms Willlets, from Downend, Bristol, says she was given the alternative of leavi

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Entertainment

Kanye West Responds to Divorce Filing, Asks for Joint Custody

Kanye West finally has something to say. In a legal manner of speaking, that is. The rapper, who has not yet said a word in public about his pending divorce from Kim Kardashian, filed a response to his estranged wife's divorce filing on Friday, April 9. According to these court documents, the 43-year-old musician is seeking joint legal and physical custody of he and Kim's four kids: North, 7 Saint, 5 Chicago, 3 Psalm, 23 months Kardashian previiously asked the judge for the same arrangement in her February 19 filing. Both West and Kardashian, meanwhile, cited “irreconcilable differences” as the basis for the break-up and did not list a date of separation. Neither side is asking for spousal support, which makes sense when you consider the enormous we...

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Woman carjacked at gas station in Ravenswood

A woman was carjacked at a gas station April 13, 2021, in the 5200 block of North Western Avenue. | File photoAbout 2 a.m., she was at a gas station in the 5200 block of North Western Avenue, when two males forced her out of her black Jeep at gunpoint and fled in her vehicle. A 28-year-old woman was carjacked Tuesday morning in Ravenswood on the Northwest Side. About 2 a.m., she was at a gas station in the 5200 block of North Western Avenue, when two males forced her out of her black Jeep at gunpoint and fled in her vehicle, Chicago police said. The woman was struck in the head during the robbery, and treated by paramedics at the scene, police said. Area Three detectives are investigating. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Chicago corruption movie had big producer, ‘wonderful script’ — but not enough money

FBI mole Terrence Hake (pictured in 1994) was to have been the central figure in a movie about Operation Greylord. | Sun-Times fileHollywood heavyweight Adam McKay says no one wanted to bankroll ‘Crook County,’ about the ’80s sting known as ‘Operation Greylord.’ A film called “Crook County,” about a real-life corruption sting in Chicago, was announced with some fanfare in 2017 but never actually got made. On Monday, its executive producer explained why. “We weren’t able to get financing for it. We tried and tried,” said Adam McKay, the former Chicagoan who directed “The Big Short” and “Vice.” “Crook County” was to have detailed a 1980s sting that put Cook County judges and other public officials behind bars. “Operation Greylord,” named after the curly wigs worn by British judges, resulted...

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How to adjust your diet before going back to the gym – and why it’s important

Don’t forget, food is an important part of any fitness regime. (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)Now that gyms are open again, we will probably find that our training routines are about to change. You might be going back to using heavier weights, completing higher intensity workouts, or simply working out more regularly than during lockdown. As a result – the needs of our bodies are going to be different. We have been out of routine for a really long time, and adjusting to doing regular gym workouts again needs some thought. You might find that you have lost some strength, or that you need more sleep, or that you get tired more easily. This is why it is incredibly important to think about your diet. How you fuel your body can have a direct impact on how fit, strong and energised you fee

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Harry and William ‘putting differences aside’ to focus on Philip’s funeral

Journalist Omid Scobie speaking on Good Morning Britain about the relationship between the brothers (Picture: Getty Images / ITV)A friend of Prince Harry’s has said he and his brother William are ‘unified’ despite what it may look like to the outside world. Some suggested Prince William was ‘taking a dig’ at his brother – who sensationally quit the Royal Family last year – in his tribute to his grandfather Prince Philip, who he said led a life ‘defined by service’. Prince Harry however took a more light-hearted approach, calling Philip ‘master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end’ in a touching note. But Omid Scobie, a journalist and friend of the Sussexes who wrote their biography Finding Freedom, said he believes their statements were just an expres...

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Boy, 10, died after hitting head playing football ‘with shoes that were too big’

Yasir Hussain was playing in goal when he hit his head (Picture: BPM)A 10-year-old boy who died after hitting his head while playing football was wearing trainers that were too big for him at the time, an inquest heard. Aston Villa fan Yasir Hussain was playing in goal in breaktime at school when he went to save a ball ‘and hit his head on a wall’. He was assessed by first aiders, and an ambulance was called for him. After 90 minutes, paramedics had still not arrived and the school made a follow-up call to say his condition had improved. His mum took him home from Leigh Primary School in Washwood Heat,, but later that day he became more unwell and he died five days later at Birmingham Children’s Hospital on November 17 last year. First aider Zahira Mabine, who was stationed

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Science

Infineon’s recommendations and solutions for USB-C PD chargers

Download PDF Debunking the most efficient 65 W fast charger designs The recent enhancements and technology advancements in the charger domain have made engineers face new challenges in their daily lives. Higher efficiency, smaller footprint with the same output power, or more power in the same footprint are among the key challenges in contemporary charger designs. In this whitepaper, Infineon provides engineers with an overview of different solutions in the USB-C PD charging domain. Each of the described solutions can help engineers meet various specific design targets such as the highest efficiency, improved cost-performance, or enhanced design flexibility. Company:  Infineon Technologies AG ...read more Source:: E.E.Newseurope...

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Business

Breweries band together to help food insecure in Northeast Florida

More than a dozen local breweries are teaming up to help those who are food insecure in Northeast Florida. Intuition Ale Works is hosting the event to benefit the non-profit, Hunger Fight. “I started thinking about it when the pandemic started, hearing all these stories about families looking for their next meal and I wanted to think of a way for us to give back and participate,” explained Lindsay Hawkins, Intuition Ale Works General Manager. “I just thought it would be a cool thing to get all the local breweries together.” Hawkins said volunteers from at least 15 local breweries will spend two hours Tuesday afternoon packaging 10,500 meals. “Breweries and everyone else had a really rough year financially and otherwise,” said Hawkins. “I was just looking for a way we could all reconve...

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Tesco urges shoppers to go to the pub instead of buying booze from its stores

The supermarket has been praised for telling customers to head to pubs hard-hit by the pandemic (Picture: Reuters)Tesco has urged shoppers to head to their local pub garden for a drink, rather than buy alcohol from stores, after coronavirus restrictions eased yesterday. The supermarket giant took to social media to remind customers that ‘pubs have had it tough this year’, as English boozers welcomed customers back for the first time since December. A post on Twitter read: ‘Pop to your local if you can… Pubs have had it tough this year. So, as good as our deals are, this week we’d rather you support your local pub (as long as you feel safe to do so).  ‘Because right now, #EveryLittleHelps. Excludes Scotland, NI and Wales.’ Many social media users were left impressed by the com...

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Why London is still the place to buy a home – plus the areas you can actually afford

London was quiet in lockdown, but things are picking up again (Picture: Alamy Stock Photo)Of all the disturbing images we’ve seen on our screens over the past year, those of London’s eerily empty streets during lockdown are most likely to have given aspiring buyers the wobbles. However, the city is very much open for business and there’s every reason to feel confident that a property you buy now will appreciate significantly in value over the coming years. Historically, the figures speak for themselves — the average London house price has jumped from £76,848 in January 1991 to its current record high of £501,320, bouncing back ahead of the curve after every recession. Pent up demand for housing, coupled with low mortgage interest rates and the stamp duty holiday has led to price

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Pubs are reopening but research shows contact tracing still isn’t working — here’s how to fix it

Customers enjoy drinks at tables outside the pubs and bars in Soho on April 12 (AFP) ■ Donia Waseem, lecturer in marketing, University of Bradford; Joseph Chen, lecturer/assistant professor in marketing, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Contact tracing is vital to supporting public safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. But rather than providing truthful information, it seems many people lie when asked to provide their contact details. Police officers in Australia, for example, have complained that people have been writing the names ‘Donald Duck’ and ‘Mickey Mouse’ on contact tracing forms. Governments need to be able to fully trace citizens who have been exposed to Covid-19, and without the correct contact information, it’s impossible to do this. And it could potentially pose a

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says Costco has pulled his products. It’s the second-largest retailer to cut ties with him.

Summary List PlacementCostco is the latest retailer to cut ties with MyPillow, according to the pillow company's CEO, Mike Lindell. The big-box store stopped stocking MyPillow's products without telling the pillow company about the decision, Lindell told Insider in a phone interview Monday. Major retailers have been severing ties with MyPillow after Lindell, a staunch ally of former president Donald Trump, spread voter-fraud conspiracy theories. Some of them have cited slow sales. Costco is the second-largest retailer, behind Kroger, to stop selling MyPillow products. Costco sold out its MyPillow inventory and then stopped ordering new shipments, Lindell told Insider.  He blamed the move on "cancel culture." Insider reported on Saturday that MyPillow's products had disappeared from Cos...

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Ask Amy: She demanded that I shun my granddaughter, and I wouldn’t do it

Dear Amy: My friend, “Cynthia,” and I have been close for 24 years. For most of that time, we have met for lunch once a week (when possible). We are both women over 60. Amy Dickinson I have a 22-year-old granddaughter, who is gay. Cynthia has decided that I am “too accepting” of gayness in general and has told me that she can no longer be my friend. She has gay family members that she shuns; she told me she wanted me to shun my granddaughter. I will not do that. Cynthia has four grandchildren under the age of 10. Any of them could be gay. I asked her if we could agree to disagree, and she refused. My granddaughter has not asked me to shun anyone who is anti-gay. Related Articles Ask Amy: I’m so upset by his new tattoo that I won’t let him touch me

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YouTuber Jake Paul accused of sexual assault by TikTok star Justine Paradise

Jake Paul has been accused of sexual assault (Picture: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Jake Paul has been accused of sexual assault by social media influencer Justine Paradise. Paradise, 24, shared a video to YouTube on April 9 in which she alleged that Paul, also 24, forced her to perform oral sex on him in July 2019.  Paul has yet to publicly respond to the allegation. In the 20 minute video, Paradise, who has over 520,000 followers on TikTok and 10,000 YouTube subscribers, said she had not discussed the alleged assault before as: ‘I don’t want to “ruin someone’s career” for something that they did. I feel guilty, even though I was the one who was assaulted.  ‘I was too embarrassed, I was too feeling guilty even though it’s not my fault.’ She claims that she first met Paul in Ju

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