UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

“Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations,” he said. The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it “for some time”. The London Fisheries Convention sits alongside the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which allows all European countries access between 12 and 200 nautical miles of the UK and sets quotas for how much fish nations…

July 3, 2017

6 Tactics For Dealing With Political Stress

Also, it reported the first significant increase in the overall average stress level among Americans since the survey began 10 years ago, based on responses from last August to January. This ranges from [Donald] Trump supporters concerned that the country is not united behind the presidency, to those who believe the president is taking the country down an ill-advised path, he said. Changes in how our government is run, changes…

June 21, 2017

Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

June 18, 2017

Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

In a crackdown meant to quell a movement of youthful activism, many of the arrests appeared to target students and young people, watchdog groups reported. Navalny, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin who has crusaded against corruption, was arrested before he could join the protests and sentenced in a midnight hearing to 30 days in jail, his second such sentence this year. Before this weeks event, he used a…

June 13, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Efforts Prompt Mexico To Commit To Saving Rare Porpoise

Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and billionaire Carlos Slim met Wednesday to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will spark new efforts to save the animal, which researchers worry could becomeextinct by next year. Last month DiCaprio launched a Twitter campaign aimed at Mexican officials to encourage them to take action, an effort that led Pea Nieto to declare the country was focusing all…

June 8, 2017

JetBlue Could Soon Let You Scan Your Face To Board Planes

JetBlue is offering the technology to customers flying between Boston and the Caribbean island of Arubathis month. The process begins after customers check in for their flights, go through security and arrive at their gates. Travelers will step up to a camera at a Self-Boarding station, where they will have their photos taken. CBP will match the photo with travelers passport, visa or immigration documentation. A message indicating the photo…

June 2, 2017

Mr. Met Loses It, Flips Off Fans

Twitter user Tony T said he was reaching over for a high five when the iconic mascot responded not with five fingers… but one: Mr. Met doesnt have five fingers. He has four, so technically he cannot flip the middle one. But given the panache with which he delivered the gesture,he was certainly not inviting fans to step right up and greet the Mets. The gesture went viral online and…

June 1, 2017

The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

What they shared, according to friends and family, was a willingness to put others first and stand up to wrongdoing. He was saying things about how Muslims should die and how theyve been killing Christians for years, Dyjuana Hudson, one of the girls mothers, said. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Saturday called all three men heroes. Man, hes just the best person. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche was a friend who would…

May 29, 2017

Here’s What’s Leaving And Arriving On Netflix In June

Netflix isnt trying to troll you. OK, yeah, its adding Trolls, but for June the streaming service is promising a Ladies Night lineup. What the heck is a Ladies Night lineup? We were wondering that, too. According to Netflix, it includes a new season of Orange Is the New Black, movies such as Trolls and 13 Going on 30, and new originals like GLOW and Free Rein. Alas, Ladies Night…

May 24, 2017

Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

During an interview on the Warner Bros. lot where a rough cut of the film was screened, Snyder revealed that his 20-year-old daughter, Autumn Snyder, died by suicide in March. He is taking time off to take care of his family and deal with her death, while Avengers director Joss Whedon will help bring the film across the finish line. In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing…

May 24, 2017

Trump Fired The FBI Chief. Now An FBI Veteran Is Hired To Probe The Trump Team

The newly named special counsel, Robert Mueller, was James Comeys predecessor as FBI director. He and Comey drew widespread attention, and admiration, in an infamousshowdown during the George W. Bush administration. Mueller was the longest-serving head of the bureau since J. Edgar Hoover, holding the position for 12 years. The 2001 George W. Bush appointee was set to step down in 2011 but was asked to stay on by President…

May 18, 2017