With the EU referendum just a day away, here are some of the arguments for and against Brexit from the perspective of people in south-east London. The selection of views is taken from our letters pages this week. Remain good for environment The EU referendum is the environmental decision of a lifetime. Tackling climate change, protecting wildlife and cleaning up our environment needs international cooperation. Endangered species, fragile ecosystems, oil spills and livestock diseases do not obey man-made boundaries, and neither do the winds, floods and storms that grow fiercer every year. Governments come and go; policy is written and re-written according to the whims of those in power. We need to work together, across borders, to prevent governments and corporations from promising the kind of rapid economic expansion, which can only be fuelled by the exploitation of dirty fuels and irreplaceable natural resources. It will take all 28 countries operating under common … [Read more...] about EU referendum: In or out? These readers have their say for and against Brexit
Say cheese and die
KELL BROOK has LOST two and a half stone . . . by feasting on bacon and cheese and putting butter in his coffee!The Sheffield star will make the 10st 7lb limit today ahead of tomorrow’s IBF world welterweight title fight with Errol Spence Jr.But it has been a long and gruelling cut from his starting weight of around 13st following September’s middleweight debut against Gennady Golovkin. Keep up to date with ALL the BOXING NEWS But forget rabbit food, Brook was able to shred flab by stuffing his face with high-fat food.His nutritionist Greg Marriott kicked off the 20-week camp by putting him on a ketogenic diet.Marriott said: “There are numerous diets out there that people think are fad diets.“The ketogenic diet works but you have to stick to a process. It’s low carb but your good fats have to be high. People get this wrong — you have to have a certain amount.“If you have too much protein then ketosis, where … [Read more...] about Kell Brook fighting fit for Errol Spence Jr after losing 2st 7lbs by feasting on bacon and cheese and putting butter in his coffee!
COW’S milk has long been recommended by doctors and nutritionists for its ability to boost calcium ingestion and keep bones strong and healthy.But according to new research, dairy products do little to strengthen bones, and can double the risk of an early death.Research that monitored 61,000 women and 45,000 men for 20 years found no reduction in broken bones in those who consumed the most milk during the study.In fact, researchers involved in the study say milk is actually associated with an increased chance of suffering a fracture where women are concerned.Experts also found that those who drank three glasses or more a day were twice as likely to die early, as opposed to those who consumed less than one glass of milk.The NHS currently recommends consumption of milk to help with osteoporosis, claiming a pint of milk provides an adequate amount of calcium for the day.Until 1971, all kids aged seven and older were handed one third of a pint of milk at school.But Margaret Thatcher … [Read more...] about Study says drinking three glasses of milk a day ‘DOUBLES risk of an early death and does not prevent broken bones’
KIM Jong-un and North Korea’s aggressive pursuit of nuclear weapons continues to heighten global tensions and escalate the risk of military conflict with the US and Donald Trump.But very little is known about the man behind the missiles – who was schooled in Switzerland and has reportedly fathered three children with his wife. Here is what we do know about the elusive dictator and his family.Not much is known about Kim Jong-un’s early life which he mostly spent in the secretive land of North Korea.Most of what is known about the war-hungry despot has been learned from defectors and former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman – who has struck up an unlikely friendship with Kim.He is the second child of his predecessor as Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-il and his wife Kim Yong-hui.North Korean authorities have stated that his birth date is January 8, 1982, but South Korean intelligence officials believe the actual date is a year later. Chicago Bulls legend Rodman said he … [Read more...] about How old is Kim Jong-un, who is his wife and when did he succeed his father Kim Jong-il as North Korea’s supreme leader?
It was a moment of high emotions, tears, smiles and hugs; the moment, in 2004, when Luigi Peduto from Italy and Mokryna Yurzuk from Ukraine were reunited on Russian television. It was more than half a century after they first met in Austria in the Sankt Pölen forced labor camp in 1943. Luigi, the more emotional of the two, hugs Mokryna, or Maria as he calls her, to his breast, crying and spluttering words of endearment and repeating over and over again to her that he is "her Luigi." She remains quiet and appears to submit to his embrace, but doesn't seem quite as moved. That moment they reunited has now been immortalized in bronze in Kyiv, and has become a bit of a tourist attraction. Lovers and visitors are reportedly touching the statue in the hope that some of the couple's enduring magic will rub off on them. The story which, since 2004, has been picked up by both Russian and Ukrainian TV and half the world's media, has seen the two protagonists visit each other in their … [Read more...] about Across time and space: A very European love story