Articles by: Janine Griffiths

Will Weighing Passengers Cut Carbon Emissions At The Airport?

Will Weighing Passengers Cut Carbon Emissions At The Airport?

As if the pre-screen and security process at the airport wasn’t long enough, now it may become even more of a process before you ever get to board the plane. Being weighed before you board the plane. Sure, some passengers may feel that their privacy and personal space is being violated, and to be honest, they’re probably right. Most aircraft[Read More…]

Raise the Roof Homeless Project

Hotel cancels Christmas booking for homeless residents

Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill. Unfortunately, the message of love and peace has completely bypassed one hotel. Carl Simpson, of Raise the Roof Homeless Project decided to pay £1,092  of his own money to give homeless people a room at the Royal Hotel in Hull. But the hotel had other ideas and once they learned that the[Read More…]

US border control agents accused of sexually assaulting and beating migrant children

US border control agents accused of sexually assaulting and beating migrant children

US border control has been accused of kicking and punching migrant children and threatening them with sexual assault. Migrant children under the care of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were allegedly beaten, threatened with sexual violence and repeatedly assaulted while in custody between 2009 and 2014, according to a report released Wednesday from the American Civil Liberties Union[Read More…]

Mass re-education camps in China used to hold Muslim minorities

Mass re-education camps in China used to hold Muslim minorities

Mass re-education camps used to hold Uighur and other Muslim minorities in China are being run like “wartime concentration camps”, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group said that up to one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities have been arbitrarily detained in internment camps in the far-west Xinjiang region. Inmates at these camps have been forced to eat[Read More…]

Dried saffron spice and Saffron flower

Research suggests saffron may help to treat depression and anxiety

  New research has suggested that saffron may help to treat depression and anxiety. Saffron is a spice that comes from the flowers of the saffron plant. The flower produces dark red stigmas or threads that are removed carefully by hand and dried. A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine revealed that the research team carried[Read More…]