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Somalis in UK targeted with death threats and abuse after David Amess killing The MP’s death has had an impact on a community that is already marginalised and fighting against negative perceptions

Deep in the sprawling Andover estate in Finsbury Park, north London, talk turns to an identity crisis holding back teenage and twentysomething British Somalis.

Born in London, 23-year-old Najma Sharif laments how some view her as not British enough, as others in her community believe she is not sufficiently Somalian. In her parents’ birthplace she is dismissed as diaspora; at home a mere ’Mali.

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Global security and stability could break down, with migration crises and food shortages bringing conflict and chaos, if countries fail to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, the UN’s top climate official has warned ahead of the Cop26 climate summit.

Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, said: “We’re really talking about preserving the stability of countries, preserving the institutions that we have built over so many years, preserving the best goals that our countries have put together. The catastrophic scenario would indicate that we would have massive flows of displaced people.”

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  • Nearly 112 miles of new cycling paths will be added throughout Paris under a new plan.
  • Tens of thousands of new parking spaces would be created to accommodate the additional cyclists.
  • The proposal would also establish a bike self-repair shop in each of the city's 20 districts.

The city of Paris, France, unveiled a 250 million euro ($291 million) infrastructure plan this week aimed at increasing cycling tourism, prioritizing green forms of transportation, and making the entire city biker-friendly by 2026.

Under the Bike Plan, an additional 180 kilometers (112 miles) of cycling paths would be added onto Paris' existing cycling facilities, which currently spans 1,000 kilometers (621 miles), according to the city's website. The plan also calls for tens of thousands of new parking spaces to accommodate cyclists who take advantage of the expansion.

Presidential candidate and mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, a member of France's Socialist Party, has made the plan central to her campaign, France 24 reported. Hidalgo, a know advocate for biker-friendly policies during her political tenure, announced the city's first "day without cars" in 2015.

"This bike plan is one of the essential pillars of the ecological and social transformation that we are leading in Paris," Hidalgo spokesperson David Belliard tweeted in French.

-David Belliard (@David_Belliard) October 21, 2021

Paris' commitment to cycling would also extend beyond its streets and into its classrooms.

The proposal advocates teaching children in all Paris elementary schools how to ride a bike, as well as developing bicycle schools to teach any adults interested in learning. The plan also calls for the creation of a bike self-repair workshop in each of the city's 20 districts.

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Walmart Recalls Aromatherapy Spray Over Deadly Bacteria (CNN) — It was a mystery by any definition of the word — a rare tropical infection that had sickened people in the decidedly non-tropical states of Minnesota and Kansas, as well as Texas. The first patient to get sick, in Kansas in March, died.

They all were infected with a bacteria known as Burkholderia pseudomallei, and the disease it causes is called melioidosis, marked by non-specific symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue and nausea. It’s most commonly seen in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Northern Australia, and is found in soil and contaminated water.

It’s not expected in middle America, and certainly not in a lavender-scented aromatherapy spray with gemstones.

Usually, when Americans are diagnosed with melioidosis, it’s associated with travel. But these cases popped up in the middle of a pandemic, when international travel was virtually nonexistent. And none of the affected families had traveled.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a heath alert last June, when the three cases in Kansas, Minnesota and Texas were linked. By the time they found the source this month, it had made four people sick and killed two of them.

Cold trails and fishing expeditions

The trail had gone cold in Kansas, said CDC epidemiologist Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, who helped lead the investigation. The CDC worked with the state health departments to try to figure out how the people had become infected with such an unusual bug.

“It really was a fishing expedition because we didn’t have any early clues to guide us in any direction,” McQuiston told CNN.

“The teams really looked at personal care products, lotions, soaps, food items, vitamins — things they might have been exposed to,” McQuiston said.

“Cleaning products — all of those sorts of things. The thing about Burkholderia pseudomallei is it really needs a moist or wet environment in order to survive. It can survive in some types of moisture that you would not normally think of a bacteria surviving in, so even hand sanitizers.”

Then in July, a patient died of melioidosis in Georgia. Genetic testing linked it to the other three cases.

The CDC teams doubled down on their searches, going through all the products they could find that might possibly be a source of the bacteria. Even so, there was no smoking gun.

“They had tested several hundred specimens and it looked like it was coming to a dead end,” McQuiston said.

In a last-ditch effort, they went back to the home of the last patient for another look earlier this month.

“And in that particular second search, they collected a specimen from an air freshener bottle that had not been collected the first time around, and this week that we got a positive PCR results out of that air freshener bottle for Burkholderia pseudomallei,” McQuiston said.

PCR — polymerase chain reaction — is the same type of lab test used to amplify genetic material for coronavirus tests. This time, it found genetic material from the bacterial crime suspect.

There, they found it: “Better Homes & Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones.” The product had been manufactured in India and sold at Walmart.

Walmart recalled the product Friday.

“We were all so relieved to have something that pointed to a source of infection because our biggest worry was that whatever had caused infection in those four previous cases might still be out there posing a health risk to people,” McQuiston said.

“This showed us that that was true — our instincts on that were right because there are households in America that have this bottle of air fragrance in their homes, potentially spraying it,” she added.

“That’s why we thought it was so important to go out quickly with this information, even though we’re still waiting on the sequence confirmation results showing that what came from the bottle matched the patient from Georgia. The PCR results are what prompted us to go forward with this announcement.

The CDC has been able to link the strain of bacteria to the patients in Texas, Kansas and Minnesota. “So we’ve got A connected to B, B connected to C and the sequence results will help us connect A to C,” McQuiston said.

“Healing” gemstones?

It’s not clear which ingredient in the spray may be the contaminant. It might the “gemstones,” however.

“Rocks are collected from the environment and there’s bacteria in the environment, so if the rocks weren’t sterilized before they went in, that’s a possibility,” McQuiston said. “The other thing is the possibility that another component was contaminated and the rocks made a little micro-environment in that bottle for the bacteria to grow in,” she added. “So the significance of the rocks we don’t really know yet, but having rocks in a fragrance bottle is definitely unusual. So that’s something I think we’re interested in looking at.”

The same manufacturer made other scents using “gemstones” that the CDC will be examining, McQuiston said.

It’s also not clear how people might get infected by a spray. It doesn’t necessarily appear as if the victims breathed it in.

“A lot of people said that they sprayed this on their pillows at night before they went to sleep, to give them a nice fragrance — so you can imagine that there are, there are uses of this, even beyond just spraying in a room, where it might bring someone in very close contact with the bacteria,” McQuiston said.

Now investigators will go back to see if the patient in Texas might have purchased the same brand of spray.

“There was not a mention of this specific product or brand in the initial interview questions I think that the states undertook with those families,” McQuiston said. “I believe there was a mention of a possible fragrance room spray in a family member of the Texas patient. So I think we’re going to try to go back and drill down a little more carefully.”

This is the difficult part.

“We may or may not ever make that connection, given that we’re several months out now. The bottle may not be in the home any more but I think there’s going to be an attempt made.” It likely will not be possible for the Kansas patient, who died in March, or for the Minnesota patient, she said.

“But I will say we’ve heard that both of those individuals had a history of using scented products or essential oil type products so I think that you can imagine the possibility of that link is there.”

CDC epidemiologists are often called disease detectives, and this is an example of why.

“You weigh the excitement of being able to put the pieces of this puzzle together with, really, the horrific knowledge that two people died and four families were dramatically impacted by this,” McQuiston said. “And I really think the knowledge of how serious this was is what drove our scientists to work so hard to try to solve this mystery.”

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Covid: Travellers now able to use cheaper Covid tests Sat, 23 Oct 2021 23:00:15 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs UK England News Coding Org Seeking ‘Legal Counsel’ After Trump Venture Seems To Violate Terms Sat, 23 Oct 2021 22:46:21 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs News Trump s Truth Social A fire broke out on a cargo ship after about 40 shipping containers fell overboard due to rough seas off the coast of Vancouver Island Imagery captured of located containers from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles helicopter.

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  • Around 40 shipping containers went overboard when a cargo ship hit rough seas on Friday.
  • A fire broke out Saturday on the same ship, the Zim Kingston, while anchored near Vancouver Island.
  • US and Canadian officials are monitoring the situation, including some containers with "hazardous materials."

A fire broke out Saturday on a cargo ship, known as the Zim Kingston, that had lost around 40 shipping containers off the coast of Canada's Vancouver Island the day before, officials said.

The US Coast Guard said in a tweet Friday they were monitoring adrift shipping containers that went overboard after an inbound vessel en route to Canada encountered rough seas. Photos shared by the coast guard showed some of the shipping containers afloat in the open ocean.

-USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) October 22, 2021

The US Coast Guard said Friday 35 floating containers had been located. As of Saturday, five had still not been located, and officials were warning other vessels to be extremely cautious in the area as the containers "may be partially submerged and not visible," the Vancouver Sun reported.

The Canadian Coast Guard told the outlet some of the containers that fell held hazardous materials, and that the agency would assess for any "pollution threats and hazards."

A day after the containers fell from the Zim Kingston, a fire broke out on the ship while it was anchored near Victoria, according to the Canadian Coast Guard. The agency told CHEK News reporter Jasmine Bala the fire started in damaged containers that were still onboard.

-Jasmine Bala (@JasmineBala_) October 23, 2021

The Canadian Coast Guard told Bala two of the six containers that are on fire contain "hazardous material." They also said 10 crew members were evacuated while 11 remain on the ship, with no reports of injuries.

In a warning to other vessels, the Canadian Coast Guard established an emergency zone around the Zim Kingston, saying: "The ship is on fire and expelling toxic gas. Two fallen containers are floating in the vicinity of the vessel. Caution."

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Kellogg's faces $5 million lawsuit for not having enough strawberries in its Pop-Tarts A lawsuit claims the Kellogg Sales Company is giving consumers an impression that Pop-Tart's fruit filling contains more strawberries than it does.


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