News / UK and world by Press Association November 19, 2018, 12:53 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation. The toilet crisis is most severe in parts of Africa and Asia facing extreme poverty and seeing a population boom. One in five primary schools and one in eight secondary schools globally do not have any toilets, the group WaterAid said in a new report to mark the UN-designated toilet day, observed on Monday, as part of efforts to end the global sanitation crisis. An estimated 4.5 billion people across the world lack access to proper sanitation, said the report. Some 2.5 billion among them do not have adequate toilets, according to UN figures. The lack of toilets forces many to defecate in the open, in the … [Read more...] about Campaigners urge investment in sanitation on World Toilet Day
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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?
The City of Lights has debuted an especially flashy new way to curtail public urination: bright red eco-toilets for those on the go. Industrial designer Faltazi created the waterless urinal, called "Uritrottoir," to be filled with straw that can be composted. The tops of the urinals double as flower beds. 'Manafort and His Lies' at Heart of Case, Prosecution Argues Several of the toilets were first rolled out in the spring to a muted reaction, The New York Times reported. But a backlash has developed after one was recently installed on the picturesque Ile St. Louis, according to reports. Not everyone is saying oui, oui to the attention-grabbing boxes, which include signs illustrating how to use them. Women take photos on the Seine river banks on the Ile de la Cite where an urinal has been installed, Tuesday, Aug.14, 2018 in Paris. Some residents have written to the town hall to demand its removal from this touristic area not far away form Notre Dame … [Read more...] about Bright Red Outdoor Urinals Pop Up in Paris
PARIS -- In the heart of Paris, a radical experiment in urine management is taking place: new eco-friendly urinals which are prompting titters from some and furious complaints from others. In a city where men are regularly seen urinating on the street with wanton abandon, some have welcomed the arrival of the "uritrottoirs" (pavement urinals) as an innovation that might help rid the French capital of unpleasant sights and smells. But some residents have complained that the bright red boxes are a blight on the picturesque streets of the city. Others say there is something more than a little distasteful about encouraging men to urinate right on the street, even if it's into a box. "It's a little weird... but if you need to go it's better than going on the street," admitted Jonathan, a tourist from New York. "It's a little bit in the open, some people might be uncomfortable," he said as several boats packed with tourists floated past along the Seine. Topped with plants, these dry, organic … [Read more...] about Paris open-air urinals not popular among all French
A WRESTLER has sparked outrage after performing a Nazi salute in front of a crowd of cheering children. The fighter, going by the name of "Blitzkrieg the German Juggernaut" performed the Sieg Heil gesture during his ring-walk at an event organised by the World Wide Wrestling Alliance (WWWA). Striding into the arena he waves a flag emblazoned with the Iron Cross as heavy metal music blasts out in the background. The wrestler, who has been identified as Kevin Bean, a 36-year-old teacher from Philadelphia, repeatedly raises his hand in Nazi salute as he taunts the crowd before climbing into the ring. A video of the incident has lead to the stunt being slammed on social media after being shared by wrestling journalist Ryan Satin. He posted: "A wrestler named Blitzkrieg "The German Juggernaut" using a Nazi gimmick at a recent local show in Pennsylvania. "This video makes me sick. "Watching the guy do Nazi salutes on his way to the ring while children in the crowd cheer him on like a good … [Read more...] about Outrage as wrestler adopts NAZI character called Blitzkrieg and performs Hitler salutes in front of cheering crowds of kids