Action urged on school holiday hunger – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… outgoings for one child. The Family and Childcare Trust told the inquiry that three out of four local authorities do not have enough childcare in the school holidays. Parents working on zero-hours contracts were said to be particularly vulnerable to the higher costs of childcare. Evidence during the two-month long inquiry to the group, included children reported to have vomited from lack of food, while others were being fed flavoured water or cereal as their parents could not afford proper …


Erin Moran, ‘Happy Days’ actress, dead at 56

April 23, 2017

(CNN)Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late ’60s to the mid-’80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. She was 56. authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for “an unresponsive female,” the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said. “Upon the arrival, it was determined that the female was Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann. First responders …


Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …


Ban on council park fun run fees proposed in England – BBC News

April 15, 2017

Ministers will also examine whether the plans should be extended to other organisers of fun runs, and to different users of parks such as professional dog walkers and personal trainers. The consultation says: “Local authorities quite legitimately charge for a variety of different events and specific activities that take place in local parks… “However, the government does not consider it appropriate for a local authority to charge a volunteer community seeking to provide a …


5 children hurt when bounce houses go airborne in South Carolina

April 9, 2017

(CNN)Five children were injured when a strong wind picked up two bounce houses at a church carnival in South Carolina on Saturday, sending one of the inflatables into a tree and the other into a power line, authorities said. The children were taken to a hospital but their condition was not known Saturday night. Sgt. Jimmy Bolt with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened about 2 p.m. at Springwell Church in Taylors, in the northwest part of the state. …


Why malign him? People ask of India’s ‘anti-Romeo squads’

March 30, 2017

… want the authorities to clearly “define” a Romeo. Because the fear of being caught has started to affect young couples in the area. Hindustan Times reports that the number of couples in a popular park has come down to five from 200 within a week of the squads’ existence. Also, why Romeo? He had a consenting partner. Really. @AJEnglish @ZarrarKhuhro why sully romeo’s name when referring to street hoodlums? he had a consenting partner. zulfi qadir (@zed_q72) March …


The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… uprising. Young activists were , and fear and anxiety had dominated the public space. The authorities acted cowardly, as they often do, and young people were understandably furious. Officials ruthlessly of young people whose ideals they failed to burn they live on. People watching Turkey back then might have pointed at the violence in Gezi as yet another reason to brand us barbarians. But just as it wasnt fair to label me with this term back in 2004 as a student looking to get an education in …