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Amazon apologises for wrongly denying drivers need to urinate in bottles

Amazon apologises for wrongly denying drivers need to urinate in bottles

Business
EPAAmazon has apologised to a US politician for falsely denying that drivers are, at times, forced to urinate in plastic bottles.Mark Pocan, a Democrat from Wisconsin, referenced Amazon making "workers urinate in water bottles" in a tweet.The official Amazon Twitter account then replied: "If that were true, nobody would work for us."The company has now apologised after evidence emerged of drivers having to urinate in bottles."We owe an apology to Representative Pocan," Amazon said in a statement."The tweet was incorrect. It did not contemplate our large driver population and instead wrongly focused only on our fulfilment centres." It added that its fulfilment centres all have dozens of toilets that employees can use "at any time". ReutersMr Pocan had criticised Amazon for opposing efforts ...
Prehistoric babies fed animal milk in bottles

Prehistoric babies fed animal milk in bottles

Science
Prehistoric babies were bottle-fed with animal milk more than 3,000 years ago, according to new evidence.Archaeologists found traces of animal fats inside ancient clay vessels, giving a rare insight into the diets of Bronze and Iron Age infants.The discovery suggests milk was given to infants to supplement breast feeding and could have contributed to a baby boom.The type of milk is unknown, but goats or cows are likely suspects.This is the first direct evidence for how prehistoric infants were fed, said Dr Julie Dunne of the University of Bristol, adding that the practice could have boosted fertility."It's so nice to have that window on the past and think about how mothers and how families were dealing with bringing up children s...
Bolton Wanderers fans clash with police during Wigan Athletic defeat as coins and bottles are thrown

Bolton Wanderers fans clash with police during Wigan Athletic defeat as coins and bottles are thrown

Sports
'AN ONSLAUGHT' An eyewitness reported young children and families were in the middle of the melee at the DW Stadium Bolton Wanderers supporters clashed with police during Saturday’s clash with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium as violent scenes marred the fixture. During the Latics’ 5-2 win over their Championship relegation rivals, young children and families were reportedly right in the middle of the melee. There ugly scenes in the Championship game between Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic In a short clip which was posted to Twitter, a fan can be seen being lead from by the arm by police officers. As the individual grabs onto a railing in an attempt to stay, the officers strike him repeatedly. In doing ...
Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed

Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePeople in England will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste.The deposit will increase prices - but consumers will get the money back if they return the container.The scheme is expected to cover single-use glass and plastic bottles, and steel and aluminium cans.Full details are subject to consultation and yet to be decided, including how big the deposit will be.But costs in similar schemes elsewhere range from 22p in Germany and 8p in Sweden.The government announcement comes after the Blue Planet II series highlighted the threat of ocean pollution and showed footage of wildlife eating plastic.Environment Secretary Michael Gove said there was no doubt that plastic was "wreaking h...
Montana earthquake smashes bottles, jolts residents awake

Montana earthquake smashes bottles, jolts residents awake

Technology
The strongest earthquake to hit Montana in more than half a century sent bartenders jumping over bars, food falling off grocery store shelves and woke up residents and dogs. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage from the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that hit early Thursday, but the eight patrons at the Wilderness Bar in Lincoln headed for the doors as stools and glass bottles started falling over. "I just jumped over the bar and pretty much landed in a guy's lap," bartender Sheri Deluca told the Great Falls Tribune. At the nearby Wheel Inn Tavern, bartender Lisa Large said the power went out and bottles flew off the shelves. "It slopped all the grease outta the fryer," she told the Missoulian. "The kitchen's a mess right now." Food was knocked off grocery store shelves...