Bake Off return brings ‘sweet relief’ to critics

The regular presenting team of comedians and broadcasters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding, baker Paul Hollywood and writer Prue Leith have also returned. Tuesday night’s first episode launched with an average audience of 5.7 million viewers, according to overnight figures, slightly down on the 6.1 million who watched the 2018 launch. In his four-star review, James Jackson of The Times picked up on the show’s youngest-ever line-up, which, he said, “some see as a ploy to grab youthful viewers deserting traditional TV, and potentially a race to the soggy bottom. New Great British Bake Off contestants revealed Bake Off judge Leith joins hospital food review “One of the more pleasing aspects about Bake Off has been its good-natured blend of …

Potty-training toddler rushed to emergency room when toilet seat gets stuck on head: ‘Shes a crazy kid’

Two-year-old Josie was rushed to the emergency room to remove the toilet seat from her head. (SWNS) MEASLES CASES IN TEXAS COULD SKYROCKET DUE TO UNVACCINATED CHILDREN, STUDY FINDS At first, he thought Josie was joking around and told her to take the seat off. But it was stuck. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw what she’d done,” he told SWNS. “I thought it would just come off but her ears kept getting in the way and she was getting so mad at me.” “I thought it would just come off but her ears kept getting in the way and she was getting so mad at me,” her father said. (SWNS) Medical professionals successfully removed the seat by taping …

EU pours cold water on Brexit backstop alternative

Image caption The aim is to keep border crossings like this one at Strabane/Lifford free of checkpoints One senior EU source told BBC News NI the proposals were “inadequate and not anywhere near the landing zone”. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson has previously said there are “abundant” technological solutions The paper states: “Under this proposal it will be a violation of UK law backed up by severe penalties knowingly to export, through the frontier between the North and the Republic, goods which do not comply with the regulatory standards of the EU.” In effect, UK public law would be backing not only the regulatory standards for goods on the UK market, but also goods destined for export …

Trump is the not-so-happy trade warrior

Washington (CNN)As warning signs of an economic slowdown bubble up at home, President Donald Trump has amped up his trade war with China.And he’s using a … unique … way to do so. Trump appointed Powell the chair of the Federal Reserve in 2018, but has (apparently) soured on the pick. “Our Federal Reserve does not allow us to do what we must do. They put us at a disadvantage against our competition,” Trump tweeted on Thursday. He also said Wednesday that Powell had raised interest rates “too fast, too furious.” 

Demolished cabin rebuilt for veterans

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMike Allen: “It didn’t feel safe to be in society at the time” An ex-soldier has rebuilt a demolished cabin as a “safe space” for veterans struggling with mental health. Mike Allen, 38, was originally living in the cabin near Crosskeys, Caerphilly county, which he had built without permission. He said it helped him with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But it was removed by officials in November last year and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said it had been built “without our knowledge”. NRW said its officers visited the Crosskeys site three times before any action was taken and did not believe anyone was living there. Image copyright Joshua Rhys Photography Image caption …

Michael Moore panics after Ginsburg’s latest health scare: ‘HOLYMOTHEROFRBG!!’

Michael Moore is seen at the Cannes film festival in France, May 25, 2019. (Associated Press) Ginsburg has become a bit of a celebrity in the liberal community and Democrats watch the health of “Notorious RBG” very closely. During a recent performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” in New York City, Ginsburg received a standing ovation. 2020 Presidential Election

Massachusetts has confirmed its first human case of EEE since 2013. What is the mosquito-borne disease?

(CNN)A man in Massachusetts has been infected with a mosquito-borne virus called Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), health officials confirmed Saturday. It’s the first human case reported in the state since 2013. Any virus transmitted from an insect bite is a big deal, but what is EEE, and what risk does it pose? EEE is rare but often fatal The virus isn’t common, but it is serious. Seven cases are reported every year on average, but about 30% of all cases are fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EEE causes inflammation of the brain, which is often preceded by a high fever, chills and vomiting. As the illness progresses, patients might experience seizures or a coma that …

Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Said They Couldn’t Pay Medical Bills

Around 8:30 a.m., the 77-year-old husband called 911 and said, “I am going to shoot myself,” Though the dispatcher attempted to keep the man on the line, he hung up. About 15 minutes later, deputies arrived at the couple’s home and discovered the man lying next to his 76-year-old wife. Both were dead from apparent gunshot wounds. The Washington Post reported. “It is very tragic that one of our senior citizens would find himself in such desperate circumstances where he felt murder and suicide were the only option,” Sheriff Bill Elfo said. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a champion of “Medicare for All” who frequently criticizes skyrocketing prescription drug costs, spoke out about the case on Twitter, calling on the nation to move …

Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration released a regulation Monday that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications. When asked about whether the rule is unfairly targeting low-income immigrants, Cuccinelli said: “We certainly expect people of any income to be able to stand on their own two feet, so if people are not able to be self-sufficient, than this negative factor is going to bear very heavily against them in a decision about whether they’ll be able to become a legal permanent resident. “ The 837-page rule applies to those seeking to come to or remain in the United States via legal …

Cystic fibrosis drugs rejected for use in Scotland

The SMC said it heard “strong evidence” from patient groups and recognised that the decision would be “disappointing”. ‘Deadlock must end’ over cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi Cystic fibrosis drug campaign makes no progress in year But chairman Dr Alan MacDonald said: “There remained significant uncertainty around their overall health benefits in the long-term, in relation to their costs. “In order to be able to accept these medicines the committee will need to be satisfied of their cost-effectiveness and we continue to work with the company to achieve that.” ‘It’s not a pretty thing to watch’ Image copyright SPL Manufacturer Vertex said it hoped to find a solution which would allow broad access to the drugs in the coming weeks. In …

Rabid bat bites tourist in Oregon

File photo (National Park Service) “Our recommendation is they should not touch or handle bats. Particularly if they’re out during daylight hours or on the ground, they’re probably sick,” an official with the Marion County Health Department, said. The tourist was able to capture the bat. Officials recommend attempting to capture bats for testing if bitten. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The bat was the fourth to test positive for rabies in the state this year. Rabies symptoms include irritability, aggressiveness, confusion, weakness and nausea. The Associated Press contributed to this report.  Trending in Travel Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

He jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived. Now, he’s seeing his wish for a safety net come true

(CNN)“Jump.” In midair, he maneuvered himself so that his legs would hit the water first. Hines fell 220 feet at about 75 miles per hour. The impact from a fall like that is similar to hitting concrete. The contact shattered two of his vertebrae, and doctors later told him that he was only 2 millimeters away from severing his spine. In excruciating pain, Hines struggled to the surface and felt a creature nudging at him.

Car Bomb Kills 3 U.N. Staff Outside Mall In Libya

Health officials said the blast took place outside Arkan Mall in the Hawari neighborhood, where people were gathering for shopping a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday begins. The Benghazi municipal council said the attack targeted a convoy for the U.N. Support Mission in Libya. Stéphane Dujarric, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, said in a statement that three U.N. workers were among the wounded. He also said the secretary-general urged “all parties to respect the humanitarian truce during Eid al Adha and return to the negotiating table to pursue the peaceful future the people of Libya deserve.” “This attack will not discourage us, nor will it prevent us from carrying on with our duties to bring about peace, …

Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall says she almost died from anorexia

Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix revealed she nearly died after battling anorexia. She recovered with the aid of doctors before auditioning for “The X Factor” in 2011. (Getty) “It was my own thing that I could do to myself and nobody knew about it. “I obviously became very small and my ribs were sticking out. I was very gaunt and I used to wear a lot of baggy clothes to hide that. “In my head, I felt so down and depressed about everything that was going on in my life, I really just wanted to sort of waste away. ARIANA GRANDE SLAMS PIERS MORGAN OVER COMMENTS ABOUT LITTLE MIX’S PARTIAL NUDITY “I got in a really horrible state. The turning …