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National flags, military presence and pregnant women – the battle for Antarctic dominance

National flags, military presence and pregnant women – the battle for Antarctic dominance

Technology
Antarctica faces a growing threat from fishing and mining as its ice melts and the world's population swells, an expert has warned.Klaus Dodds, professor of geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London, said climate change could erode Antarctica's special status as the last great wilderness, leading to increasing pressure to exploit its resources. "If you're not careful, the ice is slippery," he said in an interview with Sky News to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the continent. "If Antarctica continues to change thanks to things like climate change, will that also lead to a shift in the way that we think of Antarctica? Does Antarctica stop being so exceptional?"He said seals and whales have been heavily exploited in the past, but increasingly fish and, in future,...

Transfer news and gossip LIVE: Everton prepare bid for ex-Liverpool ace, Reds battle Chelsea for £60m Werner, Arsenal in talks over £26m signing

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The transfer window is now open and we will keep you across all the big news, rumours and gossip throughout January. Tune into talkSPORT for the very latest news and expert reaction from former managers, players and top pundits and follow our live rolling blog below… Top stories on talkSPORT.com Man United ‘too cautious and […] talkSPORT
GirlsDoPorn: Young women win legal battle over video con

GirlsDoPorn: Young women win legal battle over video con

Technology
A US judge has awarded $ 12.8m (£9.8m) to 22 unnamed women, ruling that they were tricked into appearing in widely distributed online porn videos. Some of the models duped by the owners and operators of the GirlsDoPorn website had become suicidal, he said. They were told the videos were for a private collector or overseas DVDs, according to the 181-page judgement. The women - aged 18-23 when they shot the videos - were also assured the videos would never appear online. But they were uploaded to GirlsDoPorn's subscription-based amateur porn website, and clips were shared on some of the world's most popular free-to-view adult websites.San Diego Superior Court Judge Kevin Enright ordered GirlsDoPorn chief executive Michael Pratt, 36, videographer Matthew Wol

Arsenal news LIVE: Arteta ‘facing battle to keep Aubameyang’, Thierry Henry linked with stunning Barcelona appointment, plus January transfer update

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We’ll keep you updated with all the latest Arsenal news. Here’s the current top stories involving the Premier League club: Mikel Arteta wants Granit Xhaka to stay at Arsenal Arsenal set to recall Eddie Nketiah from Leeds loan Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal MUST adapt in January transfer window and reveals Calum Chambers’ injury is ‘not […] talkSPORT
To battle opioid crisis, some track overdoses in real time

To battle opioid crisis, some track overdoses in real time

Health
Overdose tracking systems are giving near real-time glimpses into the ravages of the opioid-fueled drug crisisBy MICHAEL HILL Associated PressDecember 23, 2019, 7:44 PM5 min readALBANY, N.Y. -- Drug overdose patients rushed to some emergency rooms in New York's Hudson Valley are asked a series of questions: Do you have stable housing? Do you have food? Times and location of overdoses are noted, too. The information is entered into a new overdose-tracking system that provides near real-time glimpses into the ravages of the opioid-fueled drug crisis. The Hudson Valley Interlink Analytic System is among a number of surveillance systems being adopted around the country by police, government agencies and community groups. While the number of drug overdose deaths appears to have fallen nationa...