New Zealand pride parade in chaos after ban on police sparks mass withdrawals | World news | The Guardian

Row engulfs LGBT festival after organisers said some participants felt unsafe marching alongside police in uniform The New Zealand police, New Zealand Defence Force and numerous major sponsors have pulled out of the country’s largest pride parade after organisers banned police and corrections staff from marching in uniform. Auckland pride parade organiser …

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups, bottles and flip-flops, a park official said Tuesday, causing concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world’s largest plastic-polluting countries. Rescuers …

Straight back, bent knees advice is wrong, study finds

“Keep your back straight, bend your knees”. Whether at home, in the factory or in the office, it is the advice invariably issued to anyone preparing to lift a heavy object. However, a group of scientists have called for a review of health and safety guidelines after claiming the technique …