No coalition after next election, David Cameron to tell voters – report | Politics |

David Cameron has declared he does not want his Conservative party to form another coalition after the next election and would go into minority government instead, according to a report.

Cameron’s Tories are the senior partners in a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats but will fight next May’s general election on a promise not to form another coalition in the event of a hung parliament, the Telegraph reported.

It is expected that a minority government would soon collapse, triggering a second election.

“He’s very clear, he doesn’t want another coalition,” a Cameron confidant told the Telegraph. The paper said Cameron was preparing to fight the next election on a clear promise there would be no coalition if the Conservatives had the chance to form government.

“A promise in the manifesto not to do any deals after the election would make that very clear to voters and ensure they know exactly what the choice is at the election.”

An Ipsos Mori poll published in January showed that 65% of voters did not want a hung parliament at next year’s vote.

via No coalition after next election, David Cameron to tell voters – report | Politics |

Meet the Sloths on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

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This travel article by Shannon Farley appeared in The Costa Rica Star. Follow the link below for the original report.

Their cute, lovable, masked furry faces seem to smile beatifically, and are fast reaching celebrity-status in Costa Rica. In a country full of exotic wildlife, sloths are one of the most well-known animals, and one of themost asked about by visiting tourists.

A great way to see these extraordinary and fascinating animals up close is at the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica. Located just south of Limon Costa Rica, in the small town of Penhurst on the Caribbean Coast, the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica rescues, protects and rehabilitates sloths, besides studying and researching the extraordinary mammals. The Sloth Sanctuary was featured on the popular TV show Animal Planet’s “Meet the Sloths.”

The Sloth Sanctuary is a fun and easy recommended half-day tourwhen visiting…

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Daily Mail admits it was wrong about immigration (and hopes nobody will notice)

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(not satire – it’s the Daily Mail!)

On the 31st of December last year the Mail gave us this article:

Mail-romanians 1But then – after just about every bit of information in the article turned out to be wrong – the newspaper went to great lengths to deny they had misled readers. The Mail’s tortured explanations by its Corrections Editor Hilary Kingsley can be seen in full here:

Buses, planes, Bulgarians, Romanians and The Daily Mail

But today – surprise surprise – we get this ‘clarification‘ tucked away where the Mail is really really really hoping nobody will notice:

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They could have said all that in just two words:



For the sake of the Daily Mail’s journalistic reputation, best keep this information to ourselves:


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Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s with breakfast – Wire Nation/World – The Sacramento Bee

The items on Taco Bell’s breakfast menu include:

— A.M. Crunchwrap — scrambled eggs, a hash brown, cheese and bacon, sausage or steak in a flour tortilla.

— Waffle Taco — a waffle wrapped around a sausage patty or bacon, with scrambled eggs and cheese, served with a side of syrup.

— Bacon and Egg Burrito — Bacon, scrambled eggs and cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla

via Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast – Wire Nation/World – The Sacramento Bee.

Not Satire – really did this… Vice governor of Zhejiang steps up for his people, eats chicken amid H7N9 fears: Shanghaiist

Here’s your weekly bird flu update: The vice governor and now hero of Zhejiang province stepped up to fulfill his civic duty by eating a meal cooked with chicken on Thursday to prove to everyone that the province’s poultry amid the H7N9 bird flu scare is okay and nine people in Guangdong province were detained for spreading rumors about the bird flu on the internet.

ECNS relays the news from local media that Zheng Jiwei and other officials from the provincial agriculture department and health department inspected a poultry processing plant in Fuying city and celebrated shortly after with a delicious chicken dish.

via Vice governor of Zhejiang steps up for his people, eats chicken amid H7N9 fears: Shanghaiist.

Park attends tasting event to boost chicken, duck sales after AI outbreak | GlobalPost

Will this raise flagging popularity of President with student’s and progressives? Doubt it…


President Park Geun-hye ate chicken and duck before cameras Monday in a tasting event aimed at boosting slumping sales of poultry following last month’s outbreak of avian influenza.

Sales of chicken and duck meat fell sharply in South Korea after last month’s AI outbreak, the first since 2011.

via Park attends tasting event to boost chicken, duck sales after AI outbreak | GlobalPost.

Indoor artificially lit urban farms called wasteful, ‘pie in the sky’ | Cornell Chronicle

Local food production is not always the most sustainable option, especially when growing crops out of season, Albright added. Even under optimal conditions, lettuce produced in Ithaca greenhouses has a carbon footprint that is barely better than lettuce transported from 3,000 miles away, he said.

“There’s a lot of sentimental attachment to local food production, and the quality is likely to be better, but the phrase ‘food miles’ shouldn’t scare people because the alternative isn’t always better. A system viewpoint is critical,” Albright said.

via Indoor urban farms called wasteful, ‘pie in the sky’ | Cornell Chronicle.

Israel issues eviction orders to 40 Bedouin families near Jerusalem | Maan News Agency

Israeli forces and civil administration officers issued demolition and eviction orders to 40 Palestinian families in East Jerusalem late Sunday.

Popular committee spokesman Hani Halabiya told Ma’an that civil administration officers delivered the orders to families in the Jabal al-Baba neighborhood of al-Ezariya.

The families, who mainly live in steel structures and tents, must leave their homes by March 3.

Around 300 Palestinian Bedouins from Jahalin live in 22 homes made of steel, wood and tin boards, as well as tents, Halabiya said.

Israel is trying to displace the community of Jabal al-Baba to expand the nearby settlement of Maale Adumim.

via Israel issues eviction orders to 40 Bedouin families near Jerusalem | Maan News Agency.