The Daily Populous

Monday April 23rd, 2018 evening edition

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The BBC has announced a three-step plan to cut out single-use plastics from its operations.

Ultimately, the company aims to be entirely free of single-use plastics by 2020.

1/6 Plastic water bottle for a reusable beverage container Instead of continually buying drinks in plastic bottles you can switch to a reusable beverage container and reduce your single-use of plastics.

The new Latte Levy in the UK means there will now be a 25p charge on every disposable coffee cup bought by consumers.

We all need to do our bit to tackle this problem, and I want the BBC to lead the way.

The new announcement follows a string of pledges from businesses and regions in the UK to eradicate single-use plastics.

"This is great news in the fight against single use plastics,” said Sue Kinsey, senior pollution policy officer at the Marine Conservation Society. »

Alberta woman 1st adult in Canada to be 'cured' of sickle cell anemia through stem cell transplant

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An Alberta woman is the first adult in Canada to be cured of sickle cell anemia with the help of a sister's love — and a stem cell transplant.

Two years ago, the Alberta Children's Hospital announced it was successfully treating sickle cell disease in pediatric patients using stem cell transplants.

Dr. Andrew Daly, who leads Alberta's bone marrow transplant program and oversaw Agyepong's stem cell transplant, said they had coincidentally been thinking about conducting adult stem cell transplants for sickle cell disease. »

Michael Bloomberg 'to write $4.5m cheque to cover US commitment to Paris climate agreement'

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Billionaire former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg has said he will write a $4.5m cheque to cover the US’s financial commitment to the Paris Climate agreement for 2018.

In an interview with CBS, Mr Bloomberg said he hopes that by next year Mr Trump will have changed his mind.

“Our foundation will uphold our promise to cover any cuts to UN climate funding by the federal government,” Mr Bloomberg said in the statement. »

Eminem Is 10 Years Sober — See How He Celebrated the Landmark

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“Celebrated my 10 years yesterday,” he wrote alongside the image, in which he held the coin up to the camera.

The middle of the token features an “X,” the Roman numeral for 10, surrounded by the words “Unity,” “Service” and “Recovery.”.

Continued Eminem, “It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise. »

Boy, 12, steals credit card and goes on Bali holiday after fight with mother

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Boy, 12, steals credit card and goes on Bali holiday after fight with mother.

A 12-year-old Sydney boy stole his parents’ credit card, tricked his grandmother into giving him his passport and flew to Bali on his own after a family argument.

“Shocked, disgusted, there’s no emotion to feel what we felt when we found he left overseas,” she told A Current Affair. »