Of Sonja Farak's case, she told WNYC: "This was the case of a chemist who got addicted to what she was analysing and I thought there was something so poetic and tragic about that". … [Read more...] about Is How To Fix A Drug Scandal on Netflix based on a true story?
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And there is no comfort here for the mass of increasingly fashionable historians who surmise that there may, after all, have been something to be said for Hitler or Franco or Mussolini or Hoover or Chamberlain or Ramsay MacDonald. In Brendon's view, MacDonald's socialism was "like Harris tweed in Bavaria"; his "cut the dole" policy in 1931 was based on "penalising the indigent for the failures of the opulent". Lord Plymouth, who headed the British government's non-intervention committee for Spain, was a "patrician nincompoop", Ward Price of the Daily Mail "an odious toady". The young king Edward VIII "sympathised with the poor but associated with the rich"; the French foreign minister Georges Bonnet had "the courage of his own lack of conviction" and Randolph Churchill was "not fit to be allowed out in private". Although Brendon is the keeper of the Churchill archives at Cambridge, he is by no means sycophantic towards Randolph's celebrated father, Winston, who, he reminds us, was … [Read more...] about The menacing decade
Peter Kemple Hardy, Wildlife Campaigns Manager at World Animal Protection UK said: “The conditions ball pythons and other reptiles are kept in at the Doncaster reptile market are totally unacceptable and fly in the face of all we know about their welfare needs. … [Read more...] about Nada Farhoud: ‘Let’s end the cruel market trade of exotic pets’
So many people avoid bread these days – some for serious health reasons. For others, a lot of it is probably down to bad bread. The standard loaves our generation has grown up with have a lot to answer for – I’ve seen first hand what goes into them, and it’s no wonder a lot of people react badly. Most of them have a long list of additives, as you can see for yourself by looking on the labels. The industrial process strips the flour of most of its goodness and can be processed so fast it feels as if the last bit of fermenting is done in our stomachs. … [Read more...] about Anna Jones’s easy home-made bread recipes
The challenge for Stephens was not only to rediscover her touch and precision, but to find a second wind. This was the point when Halep faded against Ostapenko. However, when her passing shot clipped the net to confound Stephens’s response, she must have known it was finally her day. And, after a brilliant leaping backhand volley forced a bungled, close-quarters response from Stephens for another break, Halep’s coach, Darren Cahill, jumped from his seat, not a common sight. … [Read more...] about Simona Halep surges back against Sloane Stephens to win French Open