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‘Every day it doesn’t rain, the pressure mounts’

‘Every day it doesn’t rain, the pressure mounts’

Science
David Barton's fields on his farm in Gloucestershire should be green and full of grazing cattle.Instead the grass has turned yellow, the land is bone-dry, and many of the crops that feed his cows have died."Every day that it doesn't rain, every day that it's hot and dry, the pressure mounts," he says.As England and Wales enter a heatwave forecast to last until Sunday, these are challenging times for farmers.Experts warn that the extreme weather like the hot and dry conditions in July will inevitably lead to smaller harvests in the UK. This in turn will make the food we buy in the supermarkets even more expensive.David, aged 54, is the third generation of his family to work on his farm in Cirencester. He's now resorted to feeding his cattle the food reserved for winter."This is fast approac...
Report: China’s treatment of Uighurs breaches every provision of U.N. genocide convention

Report: China’s treatment of Uighurs breaches every provision of U.N. genocide convention

World
March 9 (UPI) -- China's treatment of its Uighur population violates each provision of the United Nations' genocide convention, according to a damning new report published Tuesday by dozens of international law, genocide and Chinese ethnic policies experts. The report, published by the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy, is the first independent legal analysis comparing the United Nations' convention on genocide to the claims of human rights abuses committed by China against its Muslim minority Uighur population in northwestern Xinjiang region. Advertisement "This report concludes that the People's Republic of China bears State responsibility for committing genocide against the Uighurs in breach of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide based...
Premier League done deals: Every completed transfer in the 2021 January window as Wolves and Arsenal confirm new signings

Premier League done deals: Every completed transfer in the 2021 January window as Wolves and Arsenal confirm new signings

Sports
The January transfer window is heading into its final week with Premier League clubs considering whether to splash the cash this month. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spending is expected to be much lower during this market compared to previous years. Manchester United have signed Amad Diallo from Atalanta But numerous clubs across the top-flight are in need of reinforcements going into the second half of the season and so may decide to spend. Manchester United have confirmed their swoop for Atalanta ace Amad Diallo while Manchester City are set to welcome in Filip Stevanovic from Partizan Belgrade. Transfer business will likely pick up as we approach deadline day and some key deals are in the pipeline. You can see all the latest confirmed transfers below…...
Believe it or not, these figures show every UK adult could get a COVID vaccine by mid-July

Believe it or not, these figures show every UK adult could get a COVID vaccine by mid-July

Technology
For a few hours this week, we were given an insight into the closely-guarded secret at the centre of the UK's vaccination programme.It came courtesy of the Scottish government, which published its vaccination plan on Wednesday. The plan included detailed figures for the number of vaccines that would be supplied to Scotland by the UK each week until the end of May.The UK government objected, saying the publication of the figures would create difficulties for the pharmaceutical companies, and the offending page was quickly removed - but not before some clever internet users were able to save a copy.This is what those numbers showed: ...
UFC schedule 2021: Every upcoming event from Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier, Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns and Leon Edwards v Khamzat Chimaev

UFC schedule 2021: Every upcoming event from Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier, Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns and Leon Edwards v Khamzat Chimaev

Sports
The new year begins with a bang in January as the UFC has created some mouth watering fights. Yes, we have the return of Conor McGregor but also Max Holloway and Khamzat Chimaev are in action. Then there’s also Kamaru Usman’s welterweight defence in February. Getty Images Conor McGregor takes on Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in January The world of MMA continued to flourish throughout a difficult 2020 despite the restrictions the global pandemic threw up. But UFC boss Dana White has been determined to keep the action going. Events have taken place behind closed doors since March but there was some truly memorable action in 2020. Usman beat Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on ‘Fight Island’ in July and the company was back in Abu Dhabi in the autumn as Israel Ad...