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Monday, 10 February 2014

The Daily: February 10

We scour the news so you don't have to

Written by Emma Becque
90 years of waiting and now finally a first win for team GB!
A Cinderella story as chalet maid turned Olympic bronze medallist makes history at Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, earning Team GB teir first ever win at the Winter Olympics games.

Jenny Jones was a late starter as she only tried out snow-boarding at age 16. Clearly she had a natural flare for the sport as she scored 87.25 in the second run at the Sochi Olympics yesterday rewarding team GB a bronze medal at last.

As one of the oldest competitors at 33 she looked blissfully in her element at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, outshining that of her younger rivals. Age defiant and proud she has made Olympic history expressing she is "ecstatic" at the outcome of her hard work.

This promising start to the 2014 winter Olympics caught the attention of Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis who also gained GB wins last year. Proving that the GB Olympic team have still got it!

Jumpers wanted
A Pembrokeshire female Ostrich, Tiwi, lost all of the feathers on her back whilst fighting with another ostrich last summer. In a bid to keep warm this winter, Folly Farm zoo manager, Tim Morphew is asking the public to knit Tiwi a jumper.

Ostriches are usually inhabitants of South Africa and are therefore not naturally suited to brace the cold weather in the United Kingdom.

Tim is hoping that the fibres in the wool will help to encourage the natural growth of feathers on Tiwi's back and hopefully she will not have to face another chilly winter.

The swearing monk
Evidently even monks have bad days... One particular monk was apparently expressing his anger towards an English abott regarding the De Officiis, written by Marcus Tulluis Cicero. The ambiguous, unnamed monk was declaring his anger towards the three-part essay that was over viewing the moral authority of the middle-ages.

Although written in the margin and in pencil it cannot be denied that even in 1528 the F-word was seemingly used in an overtly aggressive way. This discovery was made by Melissa Mohr, the author of Holy Sh*t.

The monk wrote "O D F- - in abott" Melissa Mohr explores this further in saying that the "D"may in fact stand for "damnation" which when looking contextually at the statement the reference to damnation was in fact more crude that the F-word itself.

However we cannot take this to be a literal reference says Mohr, the monk could have simply been expressing his feelings metaphorically rather than literally.

You can become sleeping beauty overnight...
We're all guilty of doing it, going to bed with our make-up on. But new research has found a number of products that can withstand the sleep test and last up to 3 days in some cases. We'll never feel guilty about forgetting to remove our mascara again!

Here are some of the best;
  • Concelear (£13.50 skinbrands.co.uk) working as a double-ended wand providing a highlighter and conceal.
  • Foundation (£6.49, Boots) of which enables a flawless skin coverage for up to 25 hours.
  • Powder (£45, Bare Minerals pure Transformation night treatment) Light power used to replenish skin overnight and reduce pores in order for you to awake with glowing skin.
  • Eye-Liner (£6.49, Boots) Semi-permanent liquid eye-liner with 48 hour coverage, ideal for late night party goers.
  • Mascara (Lashfinity 3 day mascara Maxfactor, £18.99) Clump-free mascara that is resistant to smudging for up to three days.

New government scheme to stop the 960,000 workers a year taking a prolonged sick leave
The Department for Work and Pensions has found that more than one million workers in the UK take over a month off sick each year.

One in every 25 workers will have had a prolonged sick leave of over a 4 week period each year.

The new Health and Work Service scheme will mean that workers who are off sick for more than four weeks will have to see an occupational specialist. Currently the assessments will not be compulsor.

Taxpayers spend approximately £13 billion a year on sickness benefits and it is estimated that sickness among those of working age costs the economy around £100 billion a year. It is hoped that this new scheme will reduce these figures.

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