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Joanna Lumley ‘shocked’ at claims disabled workers unpaid

Joanna Lumley ‘shocked’ at claims disabled workers unpaid

Business
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Disabled flies sleep more as they learn to adapt

Disabled flies sleep more as they learn to adapt

Science
May 8 (UPI) -- Some people need to psyche themselves up to meet challenges head on. For flies, tough times call for a little shuteye. New research suggests flies that are unable to fly sleep more as they learn to adapt to their disability. The research -- published Friday in the journal Science Advances -- could offer insights into the evolutionary origins of sleep, as well as the role sleep plays in human health and development. The sleep patterns of fruit flies are quite similar to those of humans. Young flies sleep more than older flies, with the need for sleep diminishing as a fly ages. Flies that are kept up all night catch up on sleep the next day. Caffeine keeps flies up, while antihistamines make them drowsy. In humans, sleep is important for learning and neural development, and...
Driver in Taiwan train crash disabled speed controls, investigators say

Driver in Taiwan train crash disabled speed controls, investigators say

World
Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Taiwanese investigators said Tuesday that the driver of a tourist train that crashed Sunday, killing 18 people, manually disabled the train's speed controls. The Taiwan Railways Administration confirmed the train was traveling about two times above the safe speed limit set by the Puyuma line. The train's driver, Yu Cheng-chung, manually disabled the automatic train protection system, which prevents the trade from exceeding safe speeds. The Yilan District Court denied a motion filed by prosecutors to detain Yu, who was accused of negligence, and was released on $ 16,141 bail. During the detention hearing, Yu said he shut off the system because the train was having problems accelerating and the speedometer on the dashboard was not showing the actual speed of the train. Pro...
Bobby Madley was SACKED as Premier League referee for ‘mocking disabled man on Snapchat’

Bobby Madley was SACKED as Premier League referee for ‘mocking disabled man on Snapchat’

Sports
SHOCK REPORT It is understood he posted an inappropriate message on social media, resulting in the PGMOL taking action Bobby Madley was SACKED as a Premier League referee, it has emerged. The 32-year-old was considered one of the best young officials in English football and mystery surrounded his shock departure earlier this month. Bobby Madley’s career as a Premier League referee ended at age 32 The Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) –  the body responsible for match officials in England – only issued a brief statement at the time. It read: “Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL. We understand that he has decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstan...
Who do you think you are? Spice Girl Geri Horner parked bizarre car in disabled bay

Who do you think you are? Spice Girl Geri Horner parked bizarre car in disabled bay

Entertainment
BACKGRIDPARKING TROUBLES: Geri Horner parked her little car in a disabled spaceShock snaps show the former Ginger Spice in her electric motor in the bay in north London.Ignoring the clear markings and not displaying a disabled blue badge letting her park there, Geri even failed to park in the middle of the space.Geri and daughter Bluebell, 11, then popped out into posh Hampstead.BACKGRID QUEEN OF TICKETS: The forcer Ginger Spice has landed a number of parking tickets over the years “Geri even failed to park in the middle of the space” Later they emerged laden with big bags full of Waterstones books and hopped back into the Renault before shooting off.Geri, who lives in the celeb-filled area, is married to F1 boss Christian Horner, 43.And her little “quadricycle” Re...