Prison’s ‘nursery rhyme bush’ cut down

His widow was made aware of the appeal for tree cuttings and was “delighted to assist with this project”, the prison said. The original mulberry died through beetle infestation and canker, a Prison Service horticulturalist found. Prison officer Simon Richardson, who helped to remove the dead tree, said: “It became a project because [the mulberry] is so important to Wakefield prison, it’s instrumental in the place, everything revolves around it. “Unfortunately it’s dead, but the aim is to replace it – we’ll have one here where the original was and possibly another one at the other end of the jail so everyone can see it.” Cuttings will be taken from the 30-year-old mulberry and attempts will then be made to …

Uber, Lyft Drivers Go On Strike In Cities Nationwide

Drivers for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are going on strike in cities across the country Wednesday, demanding higher pay and better working conditions.   Thousands of driverscities nationwidePhiladelphiaLos Angeles Rideshare Drivers UnitedNew York demanding in March after Uber cut drivers’ pay in the L.A. area by about 25% in March ― reducing its per-mile rate from 80 cents to 60 cents per mile.   “We provide an essential service, but Uber and Lyft investors are the only ones reaping the benefits,” Karim Bayumi, a driver who is part of the organizing team in L.A., said in a news  before Wednesday’s strike. The 40-year-old father of two last month that he is a full-time rideshare driver working six days a …

Trump Admin Can Keep Forcing Asylum-Seekers To Wait In Mexico, Court Rules

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration can continue to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico to wait for their U.S. immigration court proceedings.  in place while immigration advocates challenge its legality in court. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit marks the second time a three-judge panel with the court has overturned the decision of a federal judge in San Francisco, who ordered the government to halt the program, known as Migration Protection Protocols. The appeals court now has a larger conservative by federal courts on other immigration issues, and a big upset for advocates who say the policy endangers immigrant lives. “It’s a disappointment for sure,” said Anna Joseph, an attorney with the Institute …

Common Says He Was Molested By A Family Friend As A Child

sexually abused by a family friend when he was 9 or 10.  Let Love Have the Last Word,” according to Common wrote in the memoir, which hit bookstores Tuesday, that it was that storyline that triggered his own painful memory of abuse.  Ilya S. Savenok via Getty Images Common writes in his new memoir about being sexually abused by a family friend. “At some point I felt Brandon’s hand on me. I pushed him away. I don’t remember saying a whole lot besides ‘No, no, no,’” Common wrote.  Common added later, however, that he has forgiven his abuser. He hopes that, in the vein of his new memoir, he can use love to combat violence.  Need help? Visit RAINN’s National Sexual Assault …

Amy Schumer Reveals Her Baby’s Name In An Adorable Instagram

Amy Schumer revealed her baby’s name on Tuesday with a sweet Instagram photo of her husband, Chris Fischer, holding the newborn. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @amyschumer on May 7, 2019 at 7:49pm PDT Schumer delivered Gene on Sunday night and announced the arrival of her “royal baby” on Monday. That’s the same day the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their baby boy. Schumer beat Harry and Meghan to the public-naming punch. Met Gala, posting a pic of her “Met look this year” that actually shows her on the way to the hospital before the birth. Gene is Fischer and Schumer’s first child. They married in February 2018. Download Original Article : HERE ; The …