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Why Ford’s Electric F-150 Lightning Is Bullish

Some auto investors were initially unimpressed by Ford Motor Company’s (NYSE: F)[1] reveal of its battery-electric F-150 Lightning last month. After all, if Ford is simply defending its pickup-truck turf from new entrants as the world transitions to el…

Kestrel chick rescued after lorry knocks it out of nest

This adorable kestrel chick was rescued in West Yorkshire after being knocked out of its nest.

The chick, which has been taken to Meltham[1] Wildlife Rescue, was found grounded and unable to fly after being knocked out of its nest by a lorry.

With no sign of mum or dad nearby, rescuers made the decision to take the little chick to wildlife rehabbers who will look after it until it is ready to be re-released into the wild.

PC Caroline Newsome from West Yorkshire Police[2]‘s wildlife crime unit, who took the chick to Metlham Wildlife Rescue, told Yorkshire Live: “The kestrel’s nest had been disturbed/damaged when a wagon has caught a power cable, attached to an old building, exactly where the nest was situated.

To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here[3].

“The kestrel chick will stay at Meltham for a week, monitoring its health and feeding – he/she gulped down half a chick last night, so has a good appetite! – before heading up to Knoxwood wildlife rescue, where they have bigger aviary facilities.”

PC Newsome said that the plan will be to keep the kestrel ‘wild’ in captivity until it is ready to be released, which will probably be in the autumn.

With the bird nesting season upon us, PC Newsome has urged anyone who finds a chick in this situation to consult with a rescue centre before intervening – unless there is an obvious danger.

There is also more information about what to do if you find an injured bird on the RSPB website[4].

Download the YorkshireLive app[5] to customise the news that matters to you and get the latest updates first.

When will the heatwave end? The exact date temperatures will start to drop – and thunderstorms arrive[6]

Sheffield dad Marcus Ramsay stabbed to death at house party by cowardly teenager who left him to die[7]

References

  1. ^ Meltham (www.examinerlive.co.uk)
  2. ^ West Yorkshire Police (www.examinerlive.co.uk)
  3. ^ click here (www.examinerlive.co.uk)
  4. ^ RSPB website (www.rspb.org.uk)
  5. ^ YorkshireLive app (www.examinerlive.co.uk)
  6. ^ When will the heatwave end? The exact date temperatures will start to drop – and thunderstorms arrive (www.examinerlive.co.uk)
  7. ^ Sheffield dad Marcus Ramsay stabbed to death at house party by cowardly teenager who left him to die (www.examinerlive.co.uk)

French army kills an al Qaeda leader in Sahel, minister says

PARIS (Reuters) -The French army has killed an al Qaeda leader during an operation in the Sahel region who is believed to be responsible for the kidnapping and killing of two French journalists in 2013, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Friday.

Parly said in an address posted on Twitter that three Islamist militants were also killed during the operation in the West African region.

“On June 5, the Barkhane force detected a planned attack on an UN compound in Aguelhok in northern Mali”, the minister said.

She said that a military operation was launched as a group of armed terrorists was about to fire mortars.

President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France’s operation battling Islamist militants in Sahel would come to an end with troops now operating as part of broader international efforts in the region.

France, the former colonial power, has hailed some success against Sahel militants in recent months but the situation is extremely fragile and Paris has grown frustrated with no apparent end in sight to its operations and political turmoil, especially in Mali.

The decision came days after Malian army Colonel Assimi Goita took power following his overthrow of a second president in nine months and growing criticism about some governments negotiating with militants.

(Reporting by Sophie Louet; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Toby Chopra)

Bitter sale of trucking companies pits brother against brother

A fight between two brothers over their jointly owned trucking business is nearing a bitter end after three years of litigation and arbitration. So bitter that one brother is funding an investigation.
Paul and Rana Randhawa have been embroiled in a leg…