The Dutchman, 35, was at Arsenal for eight years between 2004 and 2012 before moving to Manchester United where he won the Premier League title in 2013. Van Persie said:”Of course they can, yes, because they’re close already, they’ve been close for so many years. I know how difficult it is.” Van Persie is the 12th highest goalscorer in Premier League history and a two-time golden boot winner. Robin Van Persie at the final match of his illustrious careerRobin Van Persie while at ArsenalHe also praised Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite winning just twice from their last 12 games of the season. Robin Van Persie won his only Premier League title at Manchester United in 2013
May 22, 2019 07:18 UTC
Mining giant loses its appetite for thermal coal and will turn instead to oil, copper and nickelBHP warns investors coal could be phased out 'sooner than expected'BHP is looking to add more oil, copper and nickel resources to its portfolio, while souring on thermal coal because it thinks the fossil fuel will be phased out, “potentially sooner than expected”. BHP is looking to develop oil projects in the US, the Gulf of Mexico and Canada, Beaven said. But BHP has “no appetite for growth in energy coal regardless of asset attractiveness”, the company said in a briefing slide. BHP has two high-quality thermal coal mines that generate high margins – the Mt Arthur Coal mine in New South Wales and the Cerrejón mine in Colombia, in which BHP holds a one-third stake – but Beaven suggested they could be sold. BHP forecasts that metallurgical coal, used in steelmaking and mined by BHP in central Queensland, will still offer the company attractive returns, as will its iron ore operations.
May 22, 2019 06:45 UTC
In cosmetics alone, the EU has banned or restricted more than 1,300 chemicals while the US has outlawed or curbed just 11. It’s possible to find formaldehyde, a known carcinogen banned in EU-sold cosmetics, in US hair-straightening treatments and nail polish. Atrazine is the most widely used herbicide in the US but has been banned in Europe since 2003 due to concerns it pollutes water. Show Hide The American public is routinely exposed to toxic chemicals that have long been banned in countries such as the UK, Germany and France. From pesticides in our produce to toxic dyes in cosmetics, Toxic America is an ambitious new series to investigate the health risks from exposure to chemicals in our everyday lives.
The EPA could take years to review TCE, one of the first 10 chemicals it will consider under an update to US chemical laws. Documents analysed by the Guardian show industry lobbying against the science linking illnesses and TCE and two other controversial chemicals – formaldehyde and hexavalent chromium. He contested the low dose at which EPA assumes TCE poses a risk, particularly to women of child-bearing age. The Erin Brokovich chemical still under reviewThe chemicals lobby has also been pushing EPA researchers to consider more industry-funded research on hexavalent chromium. Chemical studies in rodents are expensive and time-consuming.
All you need to know about this year’s awardsThe Guardian Public Service Awards 2019 showcase projects, teams and individuals making a real difference to people’s lives. Tel: 020 3353 2046.Who can enter the Guardian Public Service Awards 2019? How do I enter the Guardian Public Service Awards? Who judges the Guardian Public Service Awards 2019? The Guardian Public Service Awards administration reserves the right to make any changes that subsequently become necessary.
A dozen categories are open to UK public service organisations, projects, teams and individuals. All categories are free to enterThe Guardian Public Service Awards 2019 showcase projects, teams and individuals making a real difference to people’s lives. CareAwarded to an outstanding social work or social care initiative that has put service users, residents or clients at its heart. Last year’s winner: Wellbeing TeamsTransformationAwarded to an outstanding public service project that has gone through major change in the past 12 months. Tell us:How this person has demonstrated leadership of a public service in ways that have gone above and beyond their everyday role.
A leading United Nations poverty expert has compared Conservative welfare policies to the creation of 19th-century workhouses and warned that unless austerity is ended, the UK’s poorest people face lives that are “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”. He said leaving the EU was “a tragic distraction from the social and economic policies shaping a Britain that it’s hard to believe any political parties really want”. Alston replied in his 21-page final report that there was an “almost complete disconnect” between what ministers and the public saw. The impact of austerity was obvious to anyone who opened their eyes, he said. “Thomas Hobbes observed long ago, such an approach condemns the least well-off to lives that are ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short’,” he said.
The link between these four women is their membership of a growing band: female priests in the Church of England. The exhibition, by the photographer Jim Grover, was commissioned by the bishop of Southwark, Christopher Chessun, to showcase the contribution female priests had made in the diocese, which stretches from the River Thames to Gatwick airport. I thought women priests were the norm, I didn’t realise then the struggle there had been. I can’t understand it, but I respect different views.”Facebook Twitter Pinterest Dorothy Penniecooke, also from the Windrush generation. Photograph: Jim Grover• Here Am I is at the Oxo Gallery on the South Bank in London until 2 June.
The American public is routinely exposed to toxic chemicals that have long been banned in countries such as the UK, Germany and France. We’re asking our readers to help us raise $150,000 to increase our coverage of the toxic chemicals in our environment for the rest of 2019. This series will investigate the ways in which chemicals in our water, food and environment can impair growth, development and health. With rigorous, accessible reporting, this series will help you sort through the complex science and conflicting messages about what’s safe, what’s harmful and what’s unproven. hold politicians, the Trump administration and regulatory agencies accountable for any failings to keep potentially dangerous chemicals out of products.
Everything you need to know about entering the awardsThe Guardian Public Service Awards 2019 showcase projects, teams and individuals making a real difference to people’s lives. You want to enter this year’s Guardian Public Service Awards. For the two individual awards – leadership excellence and public servant of the year – judges will look for people in public service who go above and beyond their job description to demonstrate outstanding capabilities. What qualities do they have that deserve this award for outstanding public service (150 words)? If you’re not sure, contact David Brindle, public services editor – email@example.com – or Jane Dudman, public leadership editor – firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s the only centre of its kind in the UK, and it landed Foster’s team two Guardian awards, including that of overall best public service. From councils to the civil service, from charities to prisons, the Guardian public service awards bring together professionals and volunteers with a single aim: improving outcomes for the people they serve. “Austerity has put the dedication of public service workers to the stiffest test – and they haven’t been found wanting,” says David Brindle, the Guardian’s public services editor. The whole experience was an absolute joy for us.”How to enterEntries are now open for the Guardian Public Service Awards 2019, which will showcase new projects, teams and individuals making a real difference to people’s lives. The awards are free to enter and are open to all those working in the UK’s public services, whether in a public body, private firm or voluntary organisation.
Claudia, a 20-year-old indigenous woman from western Guatemala, was shot in the head by a border patrol agent in Rio Bravo, Texas, just minutes after crossing the border. It’s a year since my daughter was killed and I want the same thing now as I did then: justice,” Mr Gómez, 40, told the Guardian. Claudia Gómez graduated in 2016 with an accounting certificate, and the smart youngster hoped to continue studying but didn’t pass the tough entrance exam for a place at the country’s only public university. In the video, filmed by Martinez on her cell phone, she is repeatedly heard asking agents why they shot a young woman. Six Guatemalan children and adolescents have died trying to reach the US since Gómez died in May 2018.
Thousands of American women have obtained abortion pills online in the past six months, according to figures that highlight the escalating difficulty in accessing safe abortions on the ground. Data shared with the Guardian reveals that 21,000 women requested abortion medication between October 2018 and March this year from the charity Aid Access. Between a third and a half of the women who made the requests were then sent abortion pills in the mail. Women who obtained pills online described desperation at being unable to access affordable medical services locally, with some saying they had considered extreme measures to end their pregnancies. Read moreSince 2006, Gomperts has run the charity Women on Web, which enables women in countries with abortion bans to terminate their pregnancies through online consultations.
Chelsea are expected to make a decision on the future of Gonzalo Higuain in the next 10 daysChelsea completed a loan deal for Higuain back in January with an option to buy him for £31.3million (€36m) from Juventus. The 31-year-old is expected to learn of his fate in the next 10 days as speculation over whether Maurizio Sarri will stay at Chelsea intensifies. And it is after the Europa League final on May 29 that a decision on Higuain’s future will be made, Calciomercato reports. And because of the unsettled position Sarri finds himself in at Chelsea the manager is one of the front-runners to take up the position in Turin. Chelsea will not stand in Maurizio Sarri's way if he wants to leave to join Juventus
May 22, 2019 05:00 UTC
The issue has been significant among environmental scientists for years; the Flying Less campaign, aimed at academia, has been running since 2015. “I think every academic has to justify why they are flying to that particular ‘must-go’ conference. “When I was growing up, and certainly for the generation before, flying on holiday was not something you expected to do,” he says. Maja Rosén, who lives in Sweden and gave up flying in 2008, had always kept quiet when friends talked about flying abroad on holidays – until last year. But if you decide to give up flying or take a flight-free year, that makes others reflect.
May 22, 2019 04:52 UTC