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Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Health
Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media.The images - from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld - showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers.It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had previously processed clinical waste across Scotland.NHS Lanarkshire said the waste had since been removed and posed no risk.Following the collapse of HES in December, the Scottish government said contingency plans would ensure clinical waste continued to be disposed of safely.'Waste backed up'NHS National Services Scotland also said "appropriate contingency measures" were in place to process clinical waste a...
'Aquaman' tops the North American box office for a 3rd weekend

'Aquaman' tops the North American box office for a 3rd weekend

Entertainment
Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Jason Momoa's superhero adventure Aquaman is the No. 1 movie in North America for a third, consecutive weekend, earning an additional $ 30.7 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. Coming in at No. 2 is Escape Room with $ 18 million, followed by Mary Poppins Returns at No. 3 with $ 15.8 million, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at No. 4 with $ 13 million and Bumblebee at No. 5 with $ 12.8 million. Rounding out the top tier are The Mule at No. 6 with $ 9 million, Vice at No. 7 with $ 5.8 million, Second Act at No. 8 with $ 4.9 million, Ralph Breaks the Internet at No. 9 with $ 4.7 million and Holmes and Watson at No. 10 with $ 3.4 million. [embedded content] Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Ravens clinch AFC North with spirited victory over Browns

Ravens clinch AFC North with spirited victory over Browns

Sports
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens finally awoke from their nightmare. One year after being knocked from the playoffs on a last-minute touchdown, C.J. Mosley delivered some redemption. The Pro Bowl linebacker tipped a pass from Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and then came down with an interception to seal a 26-24 victory, helping the Ravens clinch their first AFC North crown since 2012. Baltimore (10-6) is the fourth seed in the AFC playoffs and will host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Ravens beat the Chargers on the road 22-10 in Week 16. "I told the guys last night this is the best team I've ever been associated with in 34 years of coaching, even back to peewee," Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. "Look at this bunch of guys. Remember what this is because th...
Archbishop says Pope ready to visit North Korea if Kim sends invitation

Archbishop says Pope ready to visit North Korea if Kim sends invitation

World
SEOUL, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- South Korean Archbishop Kim Hee-jung said Friday that Pope Francis is ready to visit North Korea if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sends an official invitation. "The visit can happen anytime if North Korea sends an invitation to pope," said Kim at a news conference held at Gwangju Archdiocese in the southern city of Gwangju, Yonhap News reported. "I saw U.S. news reports saying the pope's travel plan for next year doesn't include a trip to North Korea. But we never know. If pope wants, he can go anytime," he said. Kim added that pope's visit can provide a "nice opportunity" for Kim because it can encourage him to "give up nuclear weapons" and sharing his pledge for denuclearization with pope could also help other countries have faith in his promise. Kim said that ...
South Korea, Denmark agree on complete North Korean denuclearization

South Korea, Denmark agree on complete North Korean denuclearization

World
SEOUL, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen agreed on the process toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Rasmussen welcomed Moon's diplomatic efforts through inter-Korean summits to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and permanent peace in the country, and expressed firm support in his endeavor at their summit on Saturday in Copenhagen. Moon visited Denmark on the last leg of his European tour and held a summit with Rasmussen. The two leaders announced a joint press statement after their summit on Saturday. They also pledged cooperation and partnership in areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medicine and welfare, as well as i...