HE’S quite a catch – but this lonely lad’s weird lips and head haven’t lured a fishy female, as they’re meant to.one of the finalists in the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, which drew more than 45,000 entries from pro and amateur snappers in 95 countries. The winning pics will feature in an exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London from October 19. NICK PRITCHARD picks some of the beastly best. South African photographer Isak Pretorius snapped a lioness having a drink at a water hole in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. Emily Garthwaite from London, took this sad picture of a captive bear with grossly overgrown claws living in awful conditions in Sumatra, Indonesia. Young snapper Adam Hakim Hogg triumphed in the 11-14 age category with his shot of a Titiwangsa horned tree lizard which had just won a flight with a venomous jewel centipede near his home in the mountains of Pahang, Malaysia. Pair of … [Read more...] about Amazing wildlife photos showcase variety in the animal kingdom — but one of them needs a mate
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News / UK and world by Press Association September 7, 2018, 12:07 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Jet air hand dryers in hospital toilets spread more germs than disposable paper towels and should not be used, scientists have advised. Writing in the Journal of Hospital Infection, researchers argued that official guidance about how to prevent bacterial contamination in hospital buildings needs to be strengthened. A study carried out in three hospitals found contamination – including by faecal and antibiotic-resistant bacteria – was “significantly higher” in toilets on the days that jet air dryers were in use compared to paper towels. Scientists said the problem lies in people not washing their hands properly – meaning microbes get blown off by jet air dryers and spread around the room. They said official Department of Health guidance is that air dryers can be placed in toilets in the … [Read more...] about Jet air hand dryers ‘should not be used in hospital toilets’
When Valerie Pecresse the president of the greater Paris region of Île-de-France announced this week she wanted to double the number of toilets available on the Metro most Parisians (at least those with a Twitter account) reacted with shock. Pecresse said: "Sorry to talk about the smells, the unease that can be felt in the morning... We must at least double the number of toilets on the Metro so that travellers are a little less uncomfortable when they take it. Pecresse added that she wanted to give Parisians the desire to use public transport by making it "comfortable" and "clean". Parisians were left stunned, not so much because they were surprised by Pecresse's much-needed plan to improve cleanliness on the Metro and the conditions of travelling for passengers but because they had no idea there were any toilets on the Metro or RER train network. One Twitter wag pointed out that doubling zero still leaves you with zero. But Paris transport authority RATP took to Twitter to … [Read more...] about Did you know there are toilets on the Paris Metro and RER?
An outraged Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state-run news outlet of North Korea, accused the United States on Friday of promoting the desecration of the Quran in response to the publication of the State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2017. The report accused North Korea of widespread human rights abuses, particularly against Christians and those suspected of having an interest in learning about the Christian faith. KCNA responded, in turn, accusing the United States of violating the rights of Muslim Americans.“The U.S. speaks volumes about ‘religious freedom’ but historical facts about religious persecution and abuses in the country prove it is not entitled to say anything about it,” the KCNA article asserts, claiming that calls for religious freedom and respect for human rights are “aimed to destabilize sovereign states and create pretexts for invasion and intervention for regime change.” The article then goes … [Read more...] about North Korea: U.S. Promotes ‘Burning Holy Quran or Throwing It in the Toilet’
The Chinese communist regime published a white paper on Tuesday detailing the alleged litany of human rights abuses Americans face, ranging from sexual harassment in Hollywood to the presence of wealthy individuals in politics. China’s “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2017” publication is a direct response to the U.S. State Department’s annual global human rights survey. This year, the State Department found that China increased its repression towards religious groups, particularly Christians and Muslims.China, in turn, claimed to have found “serious infringement on citizens’ civil rights, systematic racial discrimination, severe flaws in the American-style democracy, widening rich-poor divide, discrimination and assault against some specific groups such as women, children and people with disabilities.” The Chinese report, published by the Information Office of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, lists among its … [Read more...] about China: Harvey Weinstein and ‘American-Style Democracy’ Biggest Human Rights Threats in U.S.