FURTHER sightings of the bee-killing Asian hornet have sparked fears of an all-out invasion. The terrifying pests which are capable of killing 50 bees a day have been confirmed to be buzzing around Cornwall and east Yorkshire. Work is underway to identify nests in Liskeard, in Cornwall, and Hull, in east Yorkshire, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said. Bee inspectors from APHA National Bee Unit are monitoring a 2km radius around each one of the sightings. With a wingspan of three inches, the Asian hornet is smaller than the native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than bees, but does pose a risk to the honey making inset. They arrived in France inside Chinese pot plants in 2004 and are increasingly common across the Channel. Their venom contains a neurotoxin called mandaratoxin which can potentially kill a human who is allergic. The number of hornets is expected to peak in September, when the queens seek to establish new nests. A … [Read more...] about Fresh fears of Asian hornet invasion as more pests are spotted in UK – here’s where YOU can spot them
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POLITICS 08/21/2018 11:54 am ET Influential parents accused Riverdale Country School of leftist “indoctrination,” and now two teachers are gone. A parable about the real political correctness. Robert Silverman On Assignment For HuffPost On the morning of May 15, a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed more than 60 largely unarmed Palestinian protesters on the Gaza–Israel border and injured thousands more, Joel Doerfler, a history teacher at New York City’s elite Riverdale Country School, decided to post The New York Times’ front page headline and accompanying photos in the hallway outside his classroom. “ISRAELIS KILL DOZENS IN GAZA,” read the headline, to which Doerfler added a personal note: “I support Palestinian human rights.” Doerfler, now 74 years old, had been a member of the faculty at Riverdale for more than 25 years, heading the history department since 1992. He often taught an elective course … [Read more...] about How An Elite New York City Prep School Created A Safe Space For Angry Zionists
MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: Today on FACE THE NATION: The president makes bold moves that shake up the stock market and the diplomatic world, leaving administration officials to clarify and clean up. Fears of a trade war spiked in the wake of new tariff threats by the president and counterthreats by China's leader, Xi Jinping. Add to that President Trump attacks on Amazon, plus Facebook's revelation that 87 million users' data could have ended up in a firm working for the Trump campaign, made for a wild week. We will talk to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Overnight, a chemical attack in Syria reportedly kills dozens and injures hundreds. We will have a report from the region. Maryland's Ben Cardin, a top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will be here to talk about that and other news. Then: (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) SHERYL SANDBERG, COO, FACEBOOK: We know that we did not do a good enough job protecting people's data. I'm really sorry for that. And Mark is really … [Read more...] about Full transcript: ‘Face the Nation’ on April 8, 2018
Lally Weymouth, Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner. (Clint Spaulding/Sipa Press via AP) If some media and political pundits are to be believed, President Trump sits in the White House today as the result of several hours one warm April evening about seven years ago: the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner. That year, at the invitation of none other than The Washington Post, Trump — then best known for being the host of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” — attended the event, an annual gathering of journalists that typically has been headlined by the sitting president. But Trump announced over the weekend that he won’t attend this year’s version of the dinner. Trump was no ordinary celebrity guest in 2011, however. In addition to being a reality TV fixture, he was then one of the most vocal opponents of President Obama, leading the “birther” movement that had … [Read more...] about Trump was mocked at the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner. He insists it’s not why he ran.
At 32 years old, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is already the most dominant Arab leader in a generation. This week, he embarks on a cross-country American tour, where he'll pitch his kingdom to a skeptical U.S. public. He was named heir to the throne nine months ago by his 82-year-old father, King Salman, who granted his son vast new powers. Known by his initials -- "M-B-S" -- his reforms inside Saudi Arabia have been revolutionary. He is emancipating women, introducing music and cinema and cracking down on corruption, in a land with 15,000 princes. But selling Saudi Arabia won't be easy. In his first interview with an American television network, he was eager to discuss his country's promise and its troubled reputation head-on. Norah O'Donnell: When many Americans think about Saudi Arabia, they think about Osama bin Laden and 9/11. They think about the terrorism that he brought to American soil. Mohammed bin Salman: Right. Osama bin Laden recruited 15 Saudis in … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia’s heir to the throne talks to 60 Minutes