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Interesting thoughts on the impact of unwitting over-consumption of iron .....
http://www.healthista.com/why-refined-carbs-will-keep-your-brain-healthy/

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Doin' what comes naturally ... #pottymouth 😊http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4342180/Adele-flashes-audience-bug-crawls-shoe.html
"Suddenly seeing she wasn't alone on stage, Adele pointed to the bug accusingly: 'It's coming back to haunt me, look it's my number one fan!"

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"So it sounds like someone broke something within Microsoft's account authentication systems, locking millions out of their services for several hours. Fun!" http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/21/microsoft_skype_outlook_onedrive_xbox_outage/

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"There are still an estimated three billion people around the world who cook and heat their homes using simple stoves or open fires that burn wood, animal dung or coal. As developing nations become more industrialised, they will need access to reliable electricity supplies. Indeed, it is estimated that by 2040, the world’s energy consumption will have increased by almost 50%. “Globally, the greatest challenge for energy is going to be cooling,” says Martin Freer, director of the Birmingham Energy Institute at the University of Birmingham. “With the growth of the middle class in India and China, there will be an associated demand for air conditioning. The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggest that by the middle of the present century, the demand for cooling will outstrip the demand for heating.”
In the UK, for example, more than 12GW of solar energy has been added to the electricity network in the past 12 months – the equivalent of an entire coal-fired power station. Worldwide, the amount of solar energy production grew by 50% last year. Researchers in many countries are working on new photovoltaic cells that can be printed on flexible sheets, which could reduce the costs of solar further. 

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Against the backdrop of the South African government preparing to expropriate farms under the banner of " land reform" as described in this piece from an independent news channel http://www.enca.com/south-africa/land-reform-under-anc-whats-next - here is a contrasting powerful good news story in this clip from the South African government controlled SABC celebrating how Zambia welcomed farmers displaced from Zimbabwe after their farms were appropriated by government action. Win-win for the farmers and for Zambia. https://youtu.be/Rw5e2pf9IXM
Food for thought on where the experience of displaced farmers might go, and what would happen to food production from the land they vacate .....

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Yay - and despite Mancheste seeing it as a failure, #Chester has just spent valuable rate-payers' money on implementing 20mph speed limits in all residential streets in my area ...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4294454/Council-scraps-20mph-limit-no-difference.html

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"At stake is the largest procurement in the history of South Africa which could cost upwards of R1 trillion, which is roughly the size of the national Budget. Critics warn that this deal has the potential to bankrupt the country and that there is enormous room for high-level corruption. In terms of the agreement, Russia would also be indemnified from any liability arising from a potential nuclear accident. Earthlife and SAFCEI argued the agreement with Russia was premature as it amounted to the first stages of procurement. "
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