Pennsylvania college newspaper editorial board wants ‘Bullets’ mascot changed

The Gettysburg College student newspaper editorial board in Pennsylvania is calling for the school’s mascot, the “Bullet,” to be changed because of nationwide gun violence.  In an editorial published online by the Gettysburgian on June 13, the board argues that its mascot, the “Bullet” is an “embarrassment” to students. “So how do we as a College most frequently recognize […]

Brickbat: Code Red

Hundreds of people in China’s Henan province had planned to protest their banks, which have been refusing to allow them to withdraw money for the past two months. But shortly after they made their plans, their smart phone health code apps turned red, which under China’s travel regulations barred them from using public transportation or […]

Do you have home insurance cover for your garden goods?

Millions of households splashed out on expensive items for their gardens in various lockdowns, but many do not have cover for them, new analysis by Defaqto shows. The pandemic and increased working from home resulted in more people forking out for garden furniture, BBQs, pizza ovens, lawnmowers, play equipment and a raft of other expensive […]

Live updates | Britain sends more military aid to Ukraine

MADRID (AP) – The Latest on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid: Britain is sending 1 billion pounds’ ($1.21 billion) worth of military support to Ukraine, bringing its total military and economic support since the start of the war to 3.8 billion pounds. The government said the new money is for equipment […]

How James Nesbitt has built a career playing TV policemen

James Nesbitt stars as detective Danny Frater in new Channel 4 crime drama Suspect, marking his eighth appearance as a TV police officer.  His latest outing, airing on Sunday nights, is familiar territory for the Northern Irish actor, 57, has built a career playing coppers on both sides of the law.  Nesbitt first played a […]

Ben Wallace demands ‘greater investment’ in military amid Russia threat

Ben Wallace today admitted the Tories will break a manifesto pledge on defence spending and called for ‘increased investment’ as Boris Johnson kicks off a NATO summit urging allies to boost funding. The Defence Secretary acknowledged that the government will not manage to raise budgets by 0.5 percentage points more than inflation, as it soars towards 11 […]

G7 to pledge $5 billion to fight back against Putin’s war on food

The G7 summit in Germany will wrap up on Tuesday with leaders pledging to fight back against Vladimir Putin‘s war on food with $5 billion to help protect supplies, according to a senior U.S. official. President Joe Biden is scheduled to fly from Germany to Madrid for a NATO summit after three days in the […]