Dutch ban transport of mink after farm workers infected
The Hague (AFP) - Dutch authorities on Thursday announced a nationwide ban on the transport of mink after mink farm workers were believed to have contracted coronavirus from the small mammals.The infections in the south of the Netherlands could be the "first known cases of animal-to-human transmission", the World Health Organization had said on Tuesday.The Dutch government had previously made COVID-19 testing mandatory on all mink farms in the country, where the animals are bred for their fur."Until the results of this screening are known," the transport of mink and mink manure will be banned ...
Ex-cartel assassin 'Chino Antrax' confirmed dead after fleeing from San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Nearly two weeks ago, the once high-ranking Sinaloa cartel assassin known as “El Chino Antrax” became a wanted man — again — when he vanished from federal probation supervision in San Diego.On Monday, authorities in Mexico confirmed the fate that by now many had suspected: Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa was dead.Speculation as to the whereabouts of the narco-celebrity had swirled since Arechiga’s disappearance on May 6 and ballooned Saturday when three bodies were found in his sister’s BMW, abandoned on a dirt road in Culiacán, Sinaloa.A photograph of one of the bodies that was leake...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mark Bradley: I watched the Bundesliga. It wasn't fun. It was strange.
Weirdness.Drip by drip, our little games have begun to return. NASCAR ran at Darlington. Rory McIlroy won something. Racing and golf aren’t team sports, though. (Yes, pit crews — I’m aware.) It’s one person in a car or one person with a club, the caddie keeping a semi-social distance. Nobody passes the ball to anybody else. For that, we in this country must look overseas. The Korean baseball league sort of counts, though many of us were unaware of its existence until ESPN, starved for programming, bought the rights.Over the weekend, we were reintroduced to the German Bundesliga. Depending on y...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Study: It's possible to avoid the 'terrible twos'
A new study from the University of Cambridge has found that parents who take a more flexible approach to their child’s learning can minimize behavioral issues when they get to the toddler stage.In essence, the study, which was published in the journal Developmental Science, found that the “terrible twos” can be avoided in children who were considered “easy babies” — those who had a generally happy mood and easily adapted. This was the case when parents used autonomy supportive parenting, which emphasizes the child taking the lead.“It’s not about doing everything for your child, or directing th...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Desperate cruise employees say they're losing hope amid reports of overboard deaths
MIAMI — Fourteen crew members on the Navigator of the Seas cruise ship, currently docked in PortMiami, say they have gone more than 72 hours without food as part of an ongoing hunger strike they hope will pressure the cruise company into speeding up efforts to send them home.The crew of Romanian citizens on the Royal Caribbean International ship, which has been at sea for about two months, has grown so weary of waiting to see proof that they’ll be sent home that on Sunday morning, at least one crew member called 911 regarding arrangements for him to return home, said a spokesperson for Miami-D...
Air France-KLM plunges into 1.8 bn eur loss as virus bites
Paris (AFP) - Air France-KLM on Thursday announced a first-quarter loss of 1.8 billion euros and warned of more woe to come as the coronavirus pandemic decimates international travel.The group said it did not expect to reach pre-crisis levels of passenger demand "before several years". Chief executive Benjamin Smith was quoted in a statement as saying the company was working on "a renewal plan" that was likely to include staff cuts.The Franco-Dutch airline said it had suffered a net loss of 1.8 billion euros ($1.94 billion) in the first three months of the year, more than five times its 324-mi...
Dutch to reopen restaurants in June, sex clubs stay shut
The Hague (AFP) - Dutch restaurants, cafes and museums can reopen with restrictions from June 1 as anti-coronavirus measures ease, but sex clubs must stay closed until September, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday.Masks will be made compulsory on public transport from next month as the number of services increases, Rutte said as he unveiled the latest relaxation of the "intelligent lockdown" imposed on March 16.The Netherlands has taken a less strict approach than many of its European neighbours which imposed harsh stay-at-home orders, but Rutte warned that if infection numbers rose then r...
Researchers find evidence of ancient rivers on Mars
Images and data from Martian cliffs show the first evidence of rivers that existed on the Red Planet 3.7 billion years ago, according to researchers.According to a study published in the journal Nature Communications, the images came from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera. The scientists focused on the Hellas Basin, a large impact crater, in Mars’ southern hemisphere.The rocks in the impact crater show evidence that Mars was able to sustain different types of bodies of water because they are similar in appearance to rocks on Earth that were formed by rivers.The exposed cliff f...
New York Daily News
75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of The Netherlands
75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of The Netherlands. As A Show Of Thanks, Tulips Were Gifted To CanadaThe Liberation of the Netherlands was Canada’s last major contribution to Allies’ victory in Europe during the Second World War. As many as 175,000 Canadians took part in the campaign and more than 7,600 of them died.Canada and the Netherlands continue to share a special bond of friendship as a result of the role played by Canadians in the Liberation of the Netherlands in 1944 and 1945. Immediately following the Second World War, the Dutch royal family gifted tulips to Canada as a symbol of ...
The Daily Scrum News
What to do with all those potatoes you stockpiled: Make delectable savory pancakes
Merriam-Webster defines the potato pancake as a “lobe-finned fish known chiefly from Paleozoic and Mesozoic fossils.”Sorry. That’s a coelacanth.Regardless, while both the potato pancake and the coelacanth go great with sour cream and applesauce, that’s where the similarities end. In fact, I’m not even sure why we’re talking about coelacanths in the first place. This is a family newspaper, for the love of Mike.Potato pancakes, on the other hand …Why you need to learn thisWell, taters are totally tasty and a whole heap cheaper than those 50,000-piece jigsaw puzzles you’ve been stockpiling of lat...