The Manchester Evening News reports on Tashek Shorkar Abu, manager of Kyae’s Pizza and Curry takeaway in Bury, who plants fruit trees in the gardens of his customers. It’s a habit he got into in Bangladesh, where he planted trees as part of charity plantation schemes that helped provide food, income and timber, as well as protecting the environment.
A study has shown that women who were directly exposed to semen were less depressed. The researchers think this is because mood-altering hormones in semen are absorbed through the vagina. They say they have ruled out other explanations.
“I want to make it clear that we are not advocating that people abstain from using condoms,” says Gordon Gallup, the psychologist at the State University of New York who led the team. “Clearly an unwanted pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease would more than offset any advantageous psychological effects of semen.”
There had been the mission debriefing, where they had tried to recall everything they had seen. Now they were getting the political debrief, where they were told what had happened.
The Ideological Officer had taken quite well to the Plains life, filling out and taking colour. But his adherence to the rules was as tight as ever. “What you saw were Northern rockets, designed to land bombs on Reff and destroy our fuel refining capabilities. They stole the technology from us, of course.”
“Of course. Because our rocketry is so advanced.” Karn wasn’t the best at sarcasm. He cast a glance out of the window as he said the words.
“They do not have the resources to do it again. And we shall be exacting revenge for this, as well as a number of other raids I have been informed of. I am confident that this squadron shall be participating.” He was considering each word, plodding them out carefully within doctrine.
Karn perked up. “So we finally get a proper mission?”
“That depends upon you, to an extent.” The officer pulled a large folder from the desk drawer. “These are all legitimate targets. Draw up mission briefs and get back to me.”