The gamey, fishy aroma of barbecued seal will be assailing the nostrils of gourmet MEPs in Strasbourg this week. Greenland’s Inuit chefs, clad in sealskin outfits and trousers fashioned from polar bear fur, will not be offended if MEPs decline morsels of the whiskered marine mammal from the grill. But the chefs hope that their planned cookery session will help to convince European lawmakers to reverse what they regard as a misguided ban on the importation of seal products that is driving a centuries-old way of life to the edge of extinction. Exports of seal pelts have plummeted by 90% since the introduction of the European ban in 2009. The impact on subsistence economies in Greenland’s 60 coastal communities has been catastrophic. “It’s a tragic situation for us,” says Karl Lyberth, a hunter who used to be Greenland’s minister of fishing, agriculture and food. “A lot of people in the EU don’t understand our way of life.” A … [Read more...] about Inuit hunters’ plea to the EU: lift ban seal cull or our lifestyle will be doomed
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MIKE Bushell was splitting his time between presenting on BBC Breakfast and participating in Strictly Come Dancing 2019. He did not have the easiest time on the show and despite his best efforts found himself eliminated last weekend, along with partner Katya Jones. When was Mike Bushell eliminated from Strictly ? Mike narrowly missed elimination in week seven after a dance-off against Emma Weymouth. However, by week eight his luck had run out and he was sent home. The BBC Breakfast star's last dance was far from boring; Mike attempted a daring lift but ended up getting his head stuck in Katya Jones' dress. He then started a Conga line, insisting later: "he wanted to go out on a high".How much weight has Mike Bushell lost on Strictly? Mike has lost a stone since starting Strictly. He told how his wife and three daughters had even commented on his slimmer look. During Strictly's results show on October6, Mike told host Claudia Winkleman: “The hours we’ve put in I have … [Read more...] about How much weight did Mike Bushell lose on Strictly 2019 and when did he get eliminated?
In Channel 4’s new drama The First, Sean Penn’s physique is certainly hard to miss. His character Tom Hagerty is one of five astronauts chosen to be the first to visit Mars. The action focuses on colonising another planet and the difficulties they and their families face. But viewers could be forgiven for finding themselves somewhat distracted by the leading man and his ridiculously henched new self. The shirtless actor is seen running towards the camera in one scene with muscles and veins pulsating and in others his stacked torso and bulging biceps are impossible to ignore. Once upon a time Sean was a slip of a man, so just how has he managed to beef up his incredible bod so much? Here’s what we know… Sean is notoriously private about his personal life and a man of few words and often unfinished sentences. He’s made it clear in the past he won’t divulge secrets about his relationships, which includes former wives Madonna and Robin Wright and … [Read more...] about What was Sean Penn’s exercise routine and diet for The First?
She is set to reprise her role as Lizzie McGuire in the new Disney+ series. And Hilary Duff enjoyed a day out with her children Banks, one, and Luca, seven, and her fiancé Matthew Koma on Saturday. The actress, 32, cut a stylish figure for the day, donning a dark jumper with a pair of black leather-style leggings. Family: Hilary Duff, 32, enjoyed a day out with a stroll with her children Banks, one, and Luca, seven, and her fiancé Matthew Koma, 32, on Saturday The singer wrapped up for the frosty winter weather in a grey scarf and back beanie hat while she had a pair of sunglasses tucked into her jumper. Letting her blonde locks fall loose down her shoulders, Hilary completed her look for the day with black shoes. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Hilary Duff tests Meghan Trainor's Lizzie Mcguire... Hilary Duff shares giggles with daughter Banks and beau... This is what dreams are made of! The Kyle and Jackie O Show... Share this article … [Read more...] about Hilary Duff looks stylish in dark jumper and leggings as she cradles daughter Banks while on a family stroll with fiancé Matthew Koma and son Luca
MAGIC POTTER Judd Trump battered John Higgins in a record-breaking Crucible final as he became world champion for the first time. The Juddernaut finally fulfilled his promise as a gifted teenage star as he lifted the trophy following an 18-9 thumping over the Wizard of Wishaw. Entertainingly, there was a 147 attempt, a record 11 centuries across 27 spellbinding frames – the most for any PRO match – and Trump’s seven ton-plus finishes equalled Ding Junhui’s 2016 semi-final mark. The 29-year-old receives a cheque for £500,000 – the sport’s biggest jackpot – as he gained revenge for his 2011 final loss to Higgins. And it means the Bristol potter has earned more than £1m this season – something never achieved before. Trump said: “It sounds incredible being a world champion. I have worked so hard for this. For the people around me it’s so special.“It was an amazing final, the standard from the first ball. “To … [Read more...] about Judd Trump wins snooker World Championship after demolishing John Higgins