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Nick Vallelonga: Green Book writer sorry for Muslim 9/11 tweet

Nick Vallelonga: Green Book writer sorry for Muslim 9/11 tweet

Entertainment
The writer of Oscar-tipped film Green Book has apologised for a 2015 tweet in which he said he saw Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks.Nick Vallelonga tweeted his support for Donald Trump, who said he had seen "thousands and thousands" cheering - a claim that's been widely discredited.Vallelonga wrote that Mr Trump was "100% correct", but has now said sorry "for the hurt I have caused".He won a Golden Globe Award on Sunday, and the Oscars are now six weeks away.Trump 'wrong' on 9/11 cheering claimsVallelonga wrote Green Book about the story of his father Tony Lip, who drove black concert pianist Don Shirley through the US Deep South amid the racism of the 1960s. ...
Sir Philip Green: 'There was only banter'

Sir Philip Green: 'There was only banter'

Business
Sir Philip Green has again denied allegations of harassment - saying there had only "been some banter" which had "never been offensive".Speaking to the Mail on Sunday from a spa in Arizona, he said he was happy to apologise if anything caused offence. The High Street tycoon spoke to the paper after a week where he was accused of sexual and racial harassment against former employees. He described it as "the worst week of my life". What has Sir Philip said? Sir Philip told the Mail on Sunday that he felt he was "being used as target practice when there is zero [evidence] that anyone has turned up with"."It's injuring my business, all the people potentially working in the business, and it's injuring me and my family," he add...
Green denies 'unlawful sexual or racist behaviour'

Green denies 'unlawful sexual or racist behaviour'

Business
Topshop owner Sir Philip Green has said he "categorically and wholly denies" allegations of "unlawful sexual or racist behaviour". In a statement released after he was named in parliament as the businessman behind an injunction against the Daily Telegraph, he said: "I am not commenting on anything that has happened in court or was said in Parliament today."To the extent that it is suggested that I have been guilty of unlawful sexual or racist behaviour, I categorically and wholly deny these allegations."Arcadia and I take accusations and grievances from employees very seriously and in the event that one is raised, it is thoroughly investigated."Arcadia employs more than 20,000 people and in common with many large businesses sometimes receives formal complaints from employee...
Climate researchers: More green space, less biofuel

Climate researchers: More green space, less biofuel

Science
Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The chorus of biofuel critics is getting louder. In an opinion article published this week in the journal PNAS, a pair climate scientists argued continued support for biofuel production will make it more difficult to protect the climate. John M. DeCicco, a research professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute, and William H. Schlesinger, president emeritus of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, want to see more conservation of the planet's natural resources. When burned, many low-carbon biofuels have a much smaller impact on the atmosphere than fossil fuels. But the development or conversion of land for the production of biofuel crops can negatively impact the environment. "Current policies advancing bioenergy contribute to the pressure to convert natura...