Vegan family claims they have ‘lost friends,’ get ‘bullied’ over lifestyle

Jacqui and Ryan Robins, and their three children Skye, 15, Skipp, 14, and Cadan, five, are all happily vegan, and enjoy a range of delicious meat- and dairy-free meals. But the family have admitted that the transition to a vegan lifestyle has not been the easiest – and that they have lost friends over it, and are often met with hostility and aggression.  (SWNS) MEN FINED FOR EATING RAW SQUIRRELS AT VEGAN EVENT, CAUSING ‘SIGNIFICANT DISTRESS’ TO ATTENDEES Meanwhile, middle-child Skipp said he is targeted at school over his veganism, and regularly has meat waved in his face. But despite this, the family, from Probus, Cornwall, England, passionately defends their lifestyle – and hopes to an end to the misconception …

After College, I Decided To Be A Farmer. Here’s Why And What It’s Really Like.

I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, running around on the soccer field and reading books late into the night. I spent hours outside catching crayfish in streams and looking for salamanders under logs, and I whipped up three-layer cakes and batches of salsa in the kitchen. I never doubted my choice to study science, and I excelled at chemistry and biology courses in my first year. Outside class, I became involved with a group of people I never found in my hometown: those interested in cultivating relationships by roughing it together outdoors. With the support of these new friends, I spent the summer after my freshman year sleeping in a tent, cooking bread over a camp stove …

‘We stop people killing themselves’

The barber “I am quite open about my mental health and people are sometimes shocked,” says 27-year-old barber Tommie McGuckin. “They look at your Instagram and think it is all parties and unicorns but nobody’s actual life is always like that.” The prison officers Alex McClintock was minutes from taking his own life when his daughter phoned to say she loved him. “That stopped me and I’ve been trying to build things skyward ever since,” he says. The 45-year-old prison officer, who was first diagnosed with depression when he was barely out of his teens, was scrambling for something to unlock his own struggles when it arrived in the form of Andy’s Man Club. The peer-to-peer support group for men …

Dad Wrote A Porno stars quizzed by real ‘Belinda’

Image copyright Netherton Foundry Image caption Maddy’s in the pots and pans industry Maddy: Working for Netherton Foundry, I’ve travelled all over Britain and to Germany and France to sell pans – and I’ve yet to meet anyone who’s actually turned on by pans. How has she found so many people so turned on by cookware? Alice: I feel like Maddy is taking this literally – I’m not sure it’s the touch of the pan and the stainless steel getting her going. I think, for Belinda, it’s the business she is turned on by – the entrepreneur. She’s turned on by suppliers, she’s turned on by distributors, it’s anything in the chain. Jamie: She’s very attracted to the passion that …

Texas Dad Who Called Cops On Son Helped Thwart Mass Shooting, Police Say

mass shooting after he flagged his son’s erratic behavior and violent pronouncements of wanting to “kill many people,” The father called 911 on Sept. 3 and alerted authorities to his 27-year-old son’s troubling behavior, a department spokesman The dad’s call prompted police to track down the man, who the Star-Telegram reported was “well known” to local authorities. By then, he had already visited multiple businesses in an attempt to buy a gun, police said. He was repeatedly turned away, however, after failing background checks for reasons that are unclear.  When asked why he was seeking to buy a firearm, “he was just very flat and blunt — to kill people,” said Officer Landon Rollins, a member of a Crisis Intervention …

‘Patchy’ help for students’ mental health

It comes as an inquest opens into the suicide of a 19-year-old student. Parents ‘should be told of student mental health’ New system to spot troubled uni students Graduates ‘need mental health support’ Ceara Thacker, originally from Bradford, took her own life in May 2018 while studying at Liverpool University after her mental health deteriorated. She had struggled with it earlier in her teenage years, and attempted suicide in the February before her death. ‘In a fog’ Mental-health campaigner Sir Norman obtained information from 110 universities, under freedom-of-information laws, on the demand for, and investment in, mental-health support for their students. The responses revealed that many universities did not monitor how well services were used, or whether they were meeting …

Vets concerned over animal medicines in no-deal

Most of the veterinary medicines used in the UK are either produced in or enter via the EU, according to industry body the National Office of Animal Health. The government has confirmed that animal medicines are classed as “category 1” goods, which would be prioritised if there was disruption at the border after a no-deal Brexit. No-deal Brexit papers warn of shortages and riots Reality Check: Are pet passports under threat? Pet travel warning in no-deal Brexit plan Simon Doherty, the president of the BVA, said there were concerns over how lorry delays at ferry ports could affect short shelf-life medicines. “Where we have products which are short shelf-life products, you need the supply chain to be maintained on a …

Solid gold toilet worth $1M named ‘America’ stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace

“America”, a fully-working solid gold toilet, created by artist Maurizio Cattelan, is seen at Blenheim Palace before it was stolen (Getty) “The artwork has not been recovered at this time but we are conducting a thorough investigation to find it and bring those responsible to justice,” Milne said. The golden john actually performs its necessary bathroom functions and was part of an exhibit by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan titled “Victory is Not an Option” that opened at Blenheim Palace last Thursday. It had been built in a wood chamber opposite the room in which Churchill was born. Before the toilet was installed, Edward Spencer-Churchill, the founder of the Blenheim Art Foundation, was confident it wouldn’t be easily stolen. “Firstly, it’s plumbed …

NOAA Will Investigate Why Agency Supported Trump’s False Dorian Claims

Hurricane Dorian violated NOAA policy, according to an In the email, acting chief scientist Craig McLean reportedly told NOAA staff he’ll investigate why the agency issued a press release on Friday corroborating false claims by Trump, who repeatedly said Alabama would be hit “much harder” by Hurricane Dorian than anticipated. On Monday, “[T]he content of this press release is very concerning as it compromises the ability of NOAA to convey life-saving information necessary to avoid substantial and specific danger to public health and safety,” McLean reportedly wrote in the email. Trump’s incorrect tweet was widely panned by experts watching the storm’s path, who noted that the state of Alabama was extremely unlikely to face devastating impact from the hurricane and …

Flintoff ‘fine’ after Top Gear drag race mishap

Richard Hammond injured in Swiss crash I’d love to be England coach – Flintoff Tuesday’s incident happened as Flintoff took part in a drag race with fellow presenters Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris. It took place at the same airfield where former Top Gear host Richard Hammond was seriously injured during filming in 2006. Flintoff was believed to have been driving a motorised trike known as a Time Bandit and was dressed in full motorcycle protective clothing and crash helmet. A BBC Studios spokesperson said: “The health and safety of our presenters and crew on Top Gear is paramount. “As viewers of the recent series will have seen, Freddie is often keen to get ‘off the beaten track’. “Tuesday’s filming …

PM ‘won’t be deterred’ from Brexit on 31 October

Bercow warns PM against disobeying Brexit law 10 ways no-deal Brexit could affect you How are the UK’s talks with the EU going? Earlier this week Parliament passed a law forcing Mr Johnson to ask for an extension to Brexit. He will have to write to the EU on 19 October to ask for an extra three months, unless he returns with a deal – then approved by MPs – or gets the Commons to back a no-deal Brexit. But despite the new law, Mr Johnson said he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than ask for an extension. The Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, vowed to act with “creativity” if Mr Johnson ignored the law, saying it …

Whole Foods Is Dropping Medical Coverage For Some Part-Time Workers

Whole Foods, now part of The decision was made “in order to better meet the needs of our business and create a more equitable and efficient scheduling model,” a spokeswoman for Whole Foods said. In an industry with a reputation for low pay and scant benefits, Whole Foods’ change in policy will affect just under 2,000 people, or around 2% of its workforce. The company has around 95,000 employees. Amazon.com ― which helped Bezos achieve the title of struggling to compete with rivals in the organic foods market. Since then, the online retail giant has been able to multiply its grocery deliveries and give its Prime customers select Whole Foods discounts. CNBC reported that Walgreens had cut a longtime health …

It’s Joe Biden vs. Elizabeth Warren, round 1

(CNN)There will be 10 Democratic presidential candidates onstage Thursday night in Houston, Texas. But all eyes will be — and should be — on only two: Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. They represent, broadly, the two paths before Democratic voters, who will spend the coming months figuring out which option has the better chance of defeating President Donald Trump. And remarkably, they’ve never shared a debate stage before. All of which means we — and they — will be in uncharted territory tonight. Which is exciting!

Transgender waiting lists ‘putting people at risk’

A BBC freedom of information request found that almost 2,000 patients are now under their care, with the number of referrals rising steeply over the past five years. At the start of 2019, almost 300 people had been waiting more than a year for a first appointment with a specialist. NHS guidelines say gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there is a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity. The condition is not covered by the NHS’s 18-weeks referral-to-treatment target but the STA thinks the first appointment with a specialist should be within that timescale, because delays can take a “real toll” in terms of depression and anxiety. Image copyright Getty Images …

Nearly 150 CEOs Sign Letter Urging Senate To Pass Gun Legislation

Senate to pass legislation addressing the scourge of “As leaders of some of America’s most respected companies and those with significant business interests in the United States, we are writing to you because we have a responsibility and obligation to stand up for the safety of our employees, customers and all Americans in the communities we serve across the country,” says CEOs from 145 companies. “Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety.”  first obtained by the New York Times, calls on senators to take up gun legislation already passed by the House, including measures that would expand background checks and strengthen “red flag” laws that allow …