Did you know that you can't get tap water in most Belgian restaurants? It has been given freely to clientele in the US, the UK, Australia, and many other countries for decades. But restaurants here are still loathe to allow their customers to drink fresh tap water, favouring instead to sell millions of bottles of plastic and glass every year. Why is Belgium so hooked on bottled water - while hosting the EU headquarters, a world leader in the fight against plastic waste? And can a campaign help end the drought? How far would you go for a glass of water? Quite some distance, is the answer for one Brussels citizen who was inspired to take action after being refused a simple glass of tap water in Le Pain Quotidien. Citing "the Greta effect" as inspiration, Londoner Sarah Ehrlich started a campaign on Facebook, calling for change. Taking matters into her own hands, she is speaking to café and restaurant owners individually, asking them to start serving tap water now – rather than … [Read more...] about Can one woman change Belgium’s love affair with bottled water?
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Bella Baskin poses near Sunset and Alta Vista boulevards. Looking every bit the hip L.A. millennial, with her sleek black hair, long eyelashes and ripped jeans, she holds a pink drawstring bag in one hand and the leashes of her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in the other. The camera pans up to a bright blue sky, and zooms toward a billboard advertising her new venture, Bless It Bag. Baskin, 29, posted the video to Bless It Bag’s Instagram account, alongside photos of influencers laughing and posing with the drawstring bags. But the bags aren’t meant for the people modeling them. They are for the city’s homeless population. She assembles kits with basic hygiene products and snacks and sells them online. The idea is for people to stash them in their car and, when they encounter someone who is homeless and asking for assistance, give out a Bless It Bag instead of cash. Bless It Bag is a homelessness-focused organization, but if it also feels like a brand, … [Read more...] about ‘I want caring to be cool’ — one woman’s Instagram-driven effort to help the homeless
A SWAT team from the Oakland Police Department leave the scene of a shooting at the Oikos University on Edgewater Dr. in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, April 2, 2012. Seven people were shot and killed and three were wounded at the scene of a mass shooting at the Christian university. A small memorial is seen in front of Oikos University in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. 7 people were shot and killed and three wounded on April 2 in one of the Bay Area’s worst shooting rampages in history. (Jane Tyska/Staff) Oakland police investigate a shooting at the Oikos University on Edgewater Dr. in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, April 2, 2012 as victims are covered in tarps. Seven people were shot and killed and several hurt at the scene of a mass shooting at the Christian university. (Gary Reyes/ Staff) An Oakland police crime scene technician suits up on the scene of a shooting at Oikos University on Edgewater Drive in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Seven … [Read more...] about One Goh, man who killed 7 in Oikos University shooting, dies in prison
A former Calderdale school teacher turned mixed martial arts fighter has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for raping one woman and harassing another with intent to rape her. Brad Conway, 37, was found guilty of the two offences last August following a retrial at Bradford Crown Court, but this morning (Wednesday) a judge finally sentenced him for the crimes after the Crown Prosecution Service offered “no evidence” in respect of another rape allegation which was due to be tried later this year.Conway, who is understood to have previously taught maths at a Calderdale secondary school, originally went on trial back October 2017 accused of raping and sexually abusing five women, but he was cleared of charges of rape, voyeurism, sexual assault and false imprisonment in respect of three of the complainants.At his retrial last year the jury heard how Conway forced a woman to perform oral sex on him at a property in Bradford following a night out in Leeds.MORE CRIME: Spate of … [Read more...] about Calderdale teacher turned MMA fighter jailed for raping one woman and harassing another
Two unmarked graves are the final resting places for 223 souls in El Paso County who had neither money nor family to bury them.Their cremains fell to the care of county Public Administrator Catherine Seal, a probate attorney appointed as the “fiduciary of last resort” to liquidate a decedent’s assets, pay his debts and ensure a proper burial when no heir is found or willing to do so.“If I’m doing my job right, it should not be worth mentioning,” Seal said.But the jobs of all 29 public administrators in Colorado came under the spotlight last year, when the Office of the State Auditor found that lax oversight caused a dearth of detailed records of the administrators’ caseloads, assets overseen, hours worked and fees charged to estates for their services. Colorado Springs News Vandals hit historic Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Colorado Springs Jakob Rodgers Because the estates involve “incapacitated, vulnerable parties and their … [Read more...] about One woman responsible for burying El Paso County’s unclaimed, penniless or forgotten souls