Ending this ‘sport’ is the only real solutionThe Union-Tribune asks if it is time to end or alter horse racing, suggesting that this “sport” can perhaps be cleaned up, as racing officials have recently opined, so as to become a safe enterprise for horses. But to accomplish that would require the elimination of greed, cruelty, stupidity and callous disregard for animal welfare — all of which are prominently on display in racing.Horse racing is, of course, not a sport at all. It is a gambling operation with the animals bearing the mortal risks. And it is no mystery why horses “break down.” Equine veterinarians explain that catastrophic injuries are preventable but inevitable when the industry demands ever more speed in younger horses whose bones are not fully developed, whose minor injuries are masked with drugs to keep the animal performing and who are often viciously whipped. This is not how anyone treats an animal loved and valued beyond its … [Read more...] about Your Say: What is the fate of the sport of horse racing?
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News / UK and world by Press Association December 31, 2018, 12:04 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Home Secretary Sajid Javid is holding talks with Whitehall chiefs on Monday as he prepares to step up action on migrants’ attempts to reach Britain by boat from France. Mr Javid cut short a family holiday in South Africa to take personal control of the situation, which has seen almost 100 migrants making the perilous Channel crossing in dinghies and other small craft over the Christmas period. But writing in the Daily Telegraph, he admitted that many of the factors behind the increase in crossings are “outside of our control”. Journeys are being fuelled by instability in the Middle East, organised crime and tighter security at Calais, he said, adding: “Unfortunately there are no easy answers.” He added: “While we have obligations to genuine asylum seekers… we will not … [Read more...] about Sajid Javid in talks on action to counter Channel crossing attempts
1 of 33 View 33 Items Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Rob Weidmann works while on the FrontRunner, commuting to work in Lehi, on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. With support from: About this project By Erica Evans | November 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm MST This is the second in a series of reports leading into the winter temperature inversion season. Using a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network our journalists have spent months looking for answers to Utah's air pollution problem. SALT LAKE CITY — Some studies say it takes 28 days to form a habit, others say 66 days. Rob Weidmann, 40, has been taking public transportation to work for 10 years. Doing so has become automatic, like brushing his teeth or looking both ways before he crosses a street. His commute from Salt Lake to Lehi — bus to TRAX to Frontrunner — takes an hour and a half. On the way there, he catches up on email or writes in his journal. On the way home, … [Read more...] about Winter is coming and so is bad air: What psychology can teach us about fixing Utah’s air quality problem
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Michelle Wu, Jan Devereux and Becca Wolfson November 15, 2018 When it comes to road design for safer streets, the cost-benefit analyses that drive policy decisions are badly broken. As representatives of Boston and Cambridge, we are calling on all state and city officials to prioritize making our regional transportation network safe for everyone.Last week’s fatal crash on O’Brien Highway that claimed the life of 24-year-old Meng Jin reinforced the worst fears of cyclists and pedestrians across the region navigating streets designed for cars rather than for people. Meng, a Cambridge resident and Boston University graduate student, was on his bike when a driver of a dump truck crushed him while making a right turn. Two state agencies had committed to adding bike lanes on this dangerous stretch of roadway last summer, but the changes stalled due to concerns … [Read more...] about Another cyclist is killed. Our streets need to be safer. Now.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Paige Winfield Cunningham and Felicia Sonmez Washington Post October 26, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump said his administration is taking immediate action to stop the ‘‘global freeloading’’ by foreign nations when it comes to the price that American patients are paying for prescription drugs.In a speech Thursday at the Department of Health and Human Services, Trump said his administration would be taking the ‘‘revolutionary’’ move of allowing Medicare to directly negotiate prices with drug companies, which he says have ‘‘rigged’’ the system, causing US patients to pay more for their medicines.‘‘Americans pay more so other countries can pay less. It’s wrong. It’s unfair,’’ Trump said. Advertisement The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services … [Read more...] about Trump says he’s taking action to lower drug costs, blames foreign ‘freeloading’ for high prices