8 ways you can help the environment in 2020 Speak up! If you haven't already, this is the year to lend your voice to the growing movement for global climate action. And that doesn't have to mean protesting on the streets: Push your local politicians to act on climate change. Stay informed and talk to your friends, colleagues and neighbors about what they can do to help the planet. Don't underestimate the power of speaking up. … [Read more...] about NGOs fear COP26 postponement could scuttle climate change policy
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Police powers to tackle people flouting the coronavirus lockdown Up to two years in prison if you cough deliberately on someone after spate of attacks on police and emergency service workersPeople who continue to flout coronavirus lockdown rules will be breaking the law and can be arrested as part of new enforcement powers announced by the Home Office.Officers can also tell them to go home, leave or disperse an area and ensure parents are taking necessary steps to stop their children breaking the law.Those who refuse to comply could be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £60, which will be lowered to £30 if paid within 14 days.Second-time offenders could be issued a fixed penalty notice of £120, doubling on each further repeat offence.Those who do not pay the penalty can be taken to court, with magistrates able to impose fines up to £1,000 or more; … [Read more...] about Britain’s first conviction for breaching lockdown was ‘ILLEGAL’: Bungling police used ‘wrong law’ to fine 41-year-old woman £800 when she refused to say why she was at Newcastle Station
7. The Ragman’s Son: An Autobiography (1988) by Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas’s story of his rise to greatness in the Hollywood golden age with movies including Champion, Spartacus, Paths of Glory and Ace in the Hole is a compelling read, for the blistering energy (reproduced in his prose) with which he strove to get away from his former poverty, and his rage at himself for not having confronted the antisemites earlier in his life. Despite his 65-year marriage, Douglas was serially unfaithful, and the book is naive about sexual politics, but there are some ripe stories about his relationships with Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford. While lovemaking on her rug, Crawford disconcertingly murmured to him: “You’re so clean. It’s wonderful that you shaved your armpits when you made Champion.” … [Read more...] about The top 25 most compelling Hollywood autobiographies – ranked!
“Cop26 being put on hold should make governments double down on their efforts to ensure a green and just way forward in handling this health crisis and the climate emergency,” said Jennifer Morgan, the executive director of Greenpeace International. “Going back to business as usual is completely unacceptable: this pandemic shows there are huge lessons to be learned about the importance of listening to science and the need for urgent collective global action.” … [Read more...] about ‘We must use this time well’: climate experts hopeful after Cop26 delay
'We´re really good at being around people and taking care of people,' says 23-year old Mathilda Malm, a former flight attendant who was also part of the training program in the Swedish capital. 'And we´re always prepared for every situation and we handle it in a calm way.' … [Read more...] about STILL Sweden bucks the trend: Public continue to mill about in groups as life goes on despite warnings their government’s coronavirus approach is recipe for disaster