Gary Jefferies

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World Cup 2018: Fifa warns broadcasters about focusing on women

Broadcasters have been ordered to stop their cameras zooming in on "hot women" in the crowd at football matches, Fifa's diversity boss says.

FIFA World Cup

Twitter Removing Millions of Fake Followers

In an effort to reduce the number of fake accounts on Twitter, the social media giant will be deleting tens of millions of accounts starting this …

Social Media

Croatia v England: 'Maybe, just maybe, this time it will be different'

<b>Football is sold to the world as fun. As colour, as sunshine, as joy. Football is sold as winning.</b><p>Football is experienced as doubt. Football is watched feeling sick. It is wishing matches finished, wanting to walk out of a stadium even as you've been desperate to be there, being convinced that the …

Soccer

Day date at sunny Tynemouth

On a recent sunny Saturday the hubby and I decided to hop in the car and spend an afternoon soaking up the rays at the coast, namely Tynemouth.<p>If you …

Yet Another Dead Whale Is Grave Reminder Of Our Massive Plastic Problem

A sperm whale was found washed ashore dead after swallowing 64 pounds of plastic debris. The male sperm whale was found on the Murcian coast in southern Spain in late February, reminding us how critical plastic waste in the oceans has become.<p>After investigating, the El Valle Wildlife Rescue Center …

Pollution

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has grown to twice the size of Texas

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is way bigger than we thought it was.<p>At 618,000 square miles, it’s more than twice the size of Texas and nearly as big as the state of Alaska. That it makes it four to 16 times larger than previously thought, according to new research published in the journal …

90% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from 8 Asian rivers

<b>Indus & the Ganges carry second & sixth highest amounts of plastic debris to the ocean.</b><p>Over the last decade we have become increasingly alarmed at …

Can plastic roads curb waste epidemic?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Something was cooking in Toby McCartney's Scottish home.<p>The engineer and his two pals were boiling pot after pot of plastic on the stove. Plastic bottles, diapers, carrier bags -- it was all going in the melting pot.<p>But McCartney wasn't going mad, he was concocting the perfect recipe for …

Pollution

The Plastic Issue

FOREVER IS A LONG TIME.<p>|Estimates for how long plastic endures range from 450 years to forever.<p>It’s not unusual to see an iceberg on the cover of <i>National Geographic</i>. But take another look at this month’s cover, and you’ll see there’s something else beneath the surface. Plastic. A <i>lot</i> of plastic.<p><b>18</b> …

Pollution

Climate change might be worse than thought after scientists find major mistake in water temperature readings

Global warming might be far worse than we thought, according to a new study.<p>The research challenges the ways that researchers have worked out sea …

Meteorologist warns collapse of two Antarctic glaciers could flood every coastal city on Earth

Two of Antarctica’s glaciers are holding our civilization hostage, meteorologist Eric Holthaus wrote in a piece for Grist. Pine Island and Thwaites …

Global Warming

One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the circulation of the oceans, leading to a world of fast-rising seas and even superstorms.<p>Hansen’s scenario was …

Global Warming

What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans' way of life

A few days before Christmas last year, Harry Brower, mayor of Alaska’s North Slope Borough, was at home when he heard a stunning noise – the sound of waves lapping at the shore.<p>The sound was as wrenching and misplaced as hearing hailstones thud into the Sahara. Until fairly recently, the Arctic …

Global Warming

New research from South Africa links a mass extinction event with water scarcity

Around 260 million years, the earth was dominated by mammal-like reptiles called therapsids. The largest of these therapsids were the dinocephalians, a genus composed of several herbivorous and carnivorous species.<p>Then something enormous happened: a mass extinction event killed off between 75% and …

South Africa

‘Dead Zone’ Larger Than Scotland Discovered By Underwater Robots In The Gulf Of Oman

The 'dead zone,' confirmed for the first time in 50 years, is almost completely devoid of oxygen and spells disaster for marine wildlife.<p>For the …

France and Uruguay Advance, Argentina and Portugal Go Home: Pictures

Russia Shocks Spain by Winning Penalty Shootout: Pictures

Zlatko Dalic Praises 'True Captain' Modric After Dramatic World Cup Win Over Denmark

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic has hailed his 'true captain' Luka Modric for his bravery after volunteering to take a penalty in a dramatic shootout …

Soccer

Neymar dazzles and disappoints as Brazil reach World Cup quarters | Reuters

SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Neymar barged his way into the World Cup limelight with a goal, an assist and another helping of histrionics as Brazil roared into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday.<p>Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - Brazil vs Mexico - Samara Arena, …

Soccer

How to Use the Amazon Algorithm to Sell More Books

We’ve been concentrating on learning how search engine optimization—although it sounds intimidating—can be crucial in helping you sell more books. …

Writing

A Rendezvous At Wafels and Dinges

I love desserts! No, actually I am a sucker for desserts. Unfortunately, desserts aren’t calorie free and some desserts are worth the pain of a …

It must be good my favourite celebrity said so on the telly ???

<b>I wonder how many people bought any of these my guess quite a few…..</b><p>Anything new I see advertised like <b>Silicone wraps</b> I don’t just go out and buy …

Ceramics

5 Most Instagrammable Places in Jaipur

Want to know the most Instagram worthy spots in Jaipur? Here are 5 top Instagrammable places in Jaipur.

Jaipur

Interview with Sally Cronin from “Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life”

<b>What is the name of your blog and how did you decide on your blog name?</b> <br>My blog is titled Smorgasbord Invitation. I was looking for a name that …

Writing

We’re Down to the Final 16!!!

After 14 back-breaking days of merry-go-round action; after 32 teams, 48 games and 122 beautiful goals, we are now down to the final 16 in the 2018 …

Soccer

Black Mountain Hike to Eagle Bluffs

The Black Mountain hike to Eagle Bluffs is a really good walk for the springtime or early summer. When we visited there was still quite a lot of snow …

Hiking

The Best of Amsterdam on Foot, Boat, and Bike!

Last June, I traveled around Europe with my husband and daughter. With only one full day to experience Amsterdam, we planned a boat ride in the …

European Travel

A Doughnut Lover's Guide to Portland

Nestled away among the dense evergreens and jagged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, Portland is known by many names: the City of Roses, …

Oregon

Top 10 Best RV Parks in Northern California

If you are considered to travel in the Western of United States and have no information about RV parks in this place. Let's take a look in our …

Lynn Canyon Park - Vancouver's Sea to Sky trail

If you fancy a pleasant, easy hike, without too much elevation gain, then Lynn Canyon Park is a really good area to aim for! We found this walk in …

Hiking