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U.S. Fish and Wildlife holds annual “Christmas Tree Drop”

Some helicopters flew over New Orleans East as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted its annual “Christmas Tree Drop.” Thousands of re-purposed Christmas trees from New Orleans will get a new life as breakwaters in ponds at the refuge. These breakwaters will slow wave and water movement, trap silt, and encourage the growth of marsh grasses. Last year Orleans ... Read More »

Sports museum in Chicago is proposed by ex-Adler, Shedd executives

Two former museum executives are pitching an idea for a sports museum in Chicago that would use sports to teach visitors about everything from physics to statistics to race relations. But whether the museum could be a grand slam or even get to first base depends on funding and support. FROM OUR PARTNERS: The 10 Best Eyelash Growth Serums On the ... Read More »

New Smart Phone Technology Could Help Men With Fertility Trouble

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New smart phone technology could help millions of men struggling with infertility. Millions of couples have trouble trying to have a family. Forty percent of infertility is attributable to men. Now, instead of repeated visits to doctors offices, men might be able to do some critical testing in the privacy of their homes. “I think this device can be ... Read More »

Manchester United 1-0 FC Rostov (Agg: 2-1)

Juan Mata scored with his first shot of the game Manchester United edged a nervy encounter with Russian minnows FC Rostov at Old Trafford to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate victory. Juan Mata got the decisive goal for United when he stabbed in from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s flick, but Rostov threatened to take the game to extra ... Read More »

Pledge welcomed on better mobile phone signal for Shropshire

Phone company EE has pledged to bring 4G to 92 per cent of the UK this year following a meeting with North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson. The news has been welcomed by Market Drayton’s mayor Councillor David Minnery, who said action was needed to resolve the “dire” signal between the town and Shrewsbury. Mr Paterson, who is campaigning for better ... Read More »

39 NHS workers to lose jobs as lifestyle service axed

Dozens of NHS workers are being made redundant after a taxpayer-funded service was axed a year early. The Healthy Lifestyle service – which targets obesity, drinking and smoking – had been due to continue until 2018. But Staffordshire County Council has pulled the plug on the contract from next month. Now 39 workers are to lose their jobs as the ... Read More »

Kesha at SXSW: ‘The internet is not a healthy place for me’

Kesha at SXSW. Photograph: Katrina Barber/Getty Images for SXSW Pop star Kesha spoke about the internet abuse she has suffered, which has seen the singer pare back her online presence dramatically, and her struggles with eating disorders at an emotionally charged SXSW event. Speaking at a session that discussed ways to reclaim the internet, the star said she only uses ... Read More »

MEN’S STYLE 8 Of The Best Wardrobe Gadgets

So, you know the basics of an orderly wardrobe and have invested in the staples, good for you. But how do you keep this new clobber pristine? While the old iron and board smooth out creases, they won’t keep snags, bobbles and a too-big-belt at bay. In a bid to improve, maintain and streamline your wardrobe, we’ve collated some of ... Read More »

Ireland voices anger over EU rivals wooing finance firms from London

The Irish Financial Services centre in Dublin, one of four main alternative locations for financial firms alongside Frankfurt, Paris and Luxembourg. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Ireland has complained to the European commission that it is being undercut by rival centres competing to host financial firms looking for a base in the European Union outside London after Brexit. Last week, the US ... Read More »

Labour Party’s policy on schools giving shadow education secretary Angela Rayner ‘sleepless nights’

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has had sleepless nights over the Labour Party’s education policies CREDIT: PA WIRE The Labour Party lacks coherent policies on education, the Shadow Secretary has admitted, as she revealed that she has suffered “sleepless nights” worrying about it since her appointment to the shadow cabinet last July. Angela Rayner MP, a staunch supporter of Jeremy ... Read More »