According to a global food waste index released on Thursday, some 931 million tons of food waste were generated across the world in 2019. The report, published by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and UK charity WRAP, equates that to 17% of all food available to consumers. At 61%, the majority was created in households. The retail and food service sectors performed better, generating 13% and 26% respectively. The index does not factor in food loss which differs from food waste in that it occurs during production, storage or processing and never reaches the consumer. "If we want to get serious about tackling climate change, nature and biodiversity loss and pollution and waste, businesses, governments and citizens around the world have to do their part to reduce food waste." UNEP Executive Director, Inger Anderson said in a press release. The majority of food waste is generated in the home Food still fit for consumption is often thrown away Six … [Read more...] about True scale of global food waste remains unclear
Check-in data from hundreds of millions of people who visited pubs, restaurants and hairdressers before lockdown was barely used by Test and Trace, according to a confidential report obtained by Sky News. The report admits that the failure of the £22bn service to use the data for alerts or contact tracing meant "thousands of people" were not warned they might be at risk of infection, "potentially leading to the spread of the virus." Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world To make matters worse, when coronavirus data from venues was used, public health officials encouraged pubs and restaurants to contact customers directly - a breach of data protection law which could leave businesses facing legal action. The report says that lack of guidance from Test and Trace for local public health teams on how to use the data left businesses "being asked to, or volunteering, to contact customers and visitors". Advertisement It adds: "This is a … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Test and Trace ‘barely used’ check-in data from pubs and restaurants – with thousands not warned of infection risk
MOVIE director Jared Hess was just six years old when a series of bombings rocked the Mormon Church in America. He was living in London, his dad was bishop of the Hyde Park Ward of Latter-day Saints, and Jared had no idea then that events halfway around the world would hang over his life. Two people were killed, a community was terrified and a global movement was questioned - yet few of those involved have spoken about it since. Now Jared, the man behind comedy films Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, has made a groundbreaking Netflix series about the story behind the killings in Salt Lake City, Murder Among the Mormons. It’s hard to imagine the fear that enveloped the Mormon church at the time. It’s this atmosphere of terror that the three-part documentary, produced by BBC Studios, attempts to capture with grainy original footage from the time. Jared, who has served a mission for the church and became interested in the bombings as a teen, said : “People were … [Read more...] about Netflix’s Murder Among the Mormons tells shocking true story of Salt Lake City bombings, polygamy and angels
MURDER Among the Mormons is a hotly-anticipated new Netflix true-crime docuseries. The directors of the show said how people were going to be "surprised" to learn of the twisted mystery . When is Murder Among The Mormons about? Murder Among The Mormons tells the story of the infamous Salt Lake City bombings. The Netflix synopsis says: "High-stakes exploits turn deadly - and shake a global church to its core - in this extraordinary true crime story." In October 1985, a homemade bomb went off at the Judge Building in downtown Salt Lake City and killed financial consultant Steve Christensen , who collected historical documents. Shortly thereafter, a second bomb exploded in Holladay, killing Kathy Sheets, the wife of Christensen’s former boss. The next day, a third bomb went off in downtown Salt Lake City, seriously injuring document dealer Mark Hofmann . The true-crime series not only explores the events that unfolded, but unveils the connections between … [Read more...] about Murder Among the Mormons: When is it out and how can I watch?
VIRGO AUG 24 - SEPT 22 Maybe you don’t see yourself as an achiever - then look again. Extra Mars strength heads for your success centre, and very little can stop you now. So yes, revive those ambitions, dust off those dreams. In passion terms, you’re a partner in a million, with Venus generosity and depth. But do remember true love must flow, and grow, in both directions. DESTINY DAYS: Make time on Monday for positive self-talk - and to make a LUCKY LINKS: Handwritten notes or notices. A local display of artwork. Music with a Latin beat. MAKE THIS THE WEEK YOU… Dress as you want to, not how you feel you Most read in Horoscopes HAPPY Daily Chinese Horoscope Thursday March 4: What your zodiac sign has in store MYSTIC MEG March 4: Fiery Mars adds even more heat to your sexy Scorpio self FRESH START Daily Chinese Horoscope Wednesday March 3: What your zodiac sign has in store … [Read more...] about Virgo weekly horoscope: What your star sign has in store for February 28 – March 6