In a statement, Martin Kobler, head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), uregd “decisive joint military actions of FARDC [Congolese army] and MONUSCO to start as soon as possible in order to relieve the population from the terror imposed by the ADF [Allied Democratic Forces], once and for all”. Around two dozen people in Eringeti, North of Beni were killed by suspected ADF elements in the night between 17 and 18 October, the Mission says. This follows an incident in the early evening of 15 October, when a group of assailants presumed to belong to the ADF attacked the Ngadi and Kadu localities in Beni area leading to the death of more than two dozen people. “This sequence of violence, killings, assassinations, and human rights violations in Beni territory needs to stop immediately and I strongly condemn these atrocious acts” added Mr. Kobler, who is also the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the DRC. Mr. Kobler was in Beni yesterday to pay tribute to the families of the victims of these atrocious attacks. While there, he and the Mission’s acting Force Commander stressed MONUSCO’s full and unwavering determination to neutralize all illegal armed groups in eastern DRC, including the ADF. Meanwhile, in addition to the increased engagement of its Force, MONUSCO has ordered a more active presence of its Police components in the area.
NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes to inexperienced receivers and the New Orleans Saints won their 10th straight game Thursday night with a 31-17 victory over Atlanta that eliminated the Falcons from contention in the NFC South.Tommylee Lewis and Austin Carr each caught their second career touchdown pass, and rookie tight end Dan Arnold grabbed his first, as did rookie receiver Keith Kirkwood. All four entered the NFL as undrafted free agents within the past three years and had combined for zero touchdowns this season before Carr caught the first of his career last Sunday.Meanwhile, the Falcons (4-7) lost three fumbles inside the Saints 20 — something no team facing streaking New Orleans (10-1) can afford this season.Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was stripped by safety Marcus Williams on a third-and-2 from the Saints 3 and Williams recovered to end Atlanta’s opening drive. Julio Jones was stripped by linebacker Alex Anzalone after a catch on the New Orleans 17, and safety Vonn Bell recovered in the final minute of the second quarter to preserve a 17-3 lead going into halftime.The Saints’ defence, which had a season-high six sacks, continued to come up with big plays in the second half, with Anzalone breaking up a fourth-down pass in the third quarter and linebacker A.J. Klein intercepting a pass tipped by defensive tackle Tyeler Davison in the fourth.The interception gave the Saints possession on the Atlanta 22, setting up Kirkwood’s diving 4-yard TD catch.Just for good measure, Lattimore stripped Calvin Ridley on the Saints 1 after a 29-yard completion that looked as though it would end with a touchdown with about four minutes to go. Defensive back Eli Apple recovered that one.Ryan was under pressure all night from a Saints defence that was bolstered by the return of first-round draft choice Marcus Davenport from a toe injury that sidelined him for three games. Cameron Jordan had two sacks, while Williams, P.J. Williams, Sheldon Rankins and Demario Davis each had one.Ryan finished 35 of 47 for 377 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. But very little came easy. His first TD pass, to Calvin Ridley, came on a fourth-and-goal from the 2 at the end of the third quarter.Atlanta rushed for just 26 yards, while New Orleans finished with 150, led by Alvin Kamara’s 89 and Mark Ingram’s 52.Statistically, Brees did not have one of his more impressive games, completing 15 of 22 passes for 171 yards with his second interception of the season. The pick was snagged by Damontae Kazee, his NFL-leading sixth this year.But Brees’ ability to play to the strengths of unheralded receivers allowed the Saints to cash in on scoring opportunities.Lewis, a third-year pro, was in his first game back after spending nine weeks on injured reserve and had not caught a pass all season before getting wide open for his 28-yard grab that made it 7-0 on the first series of the game. Carr is a second-year pro who played in only one game without a catch as a rookie. Kirkwood made his NFL debut three games ago, when Arnold had his first career reception.INJURIESFalcons linebacker Kemal Ishmael was helped off the field in the third quarter after a punt.UP NEXTFalcons host Baltimore Dec. 2.Saints visit Dallas on Thursday night.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLBrett Martel, The Associated Press read more
The cheese ploughman’s was revealed to contribute more to climate change than the fish and chips or chicken tikka masala.The cheese, pickle and bread dish created the equivalent of 2.6kg of carbon dioxide, the same output as charging a smartphone 316 times, boiling a kettle 113 times or keeping an LED light bulb switched on for 28 whole days.Hedd Pugh, National Farmers Union Cymru rural affairs board chairman, said: “We are astonished at the nature of this report that draws comparisons between lamb production and the action of turning a kettle on. The authors have focused solely on greenhouse gas emissions rather than taking a broader view and assessing the overall contribution of our lamb production systems. Phil Stocker, chief executive of the National Sheep Association, said: “From our perspective it’s a pretty shoddy piece of work that hasn’t looked at the wider benefits of sheep farming at all. “It has taken a very narrow view of the impacts of lamb cawl and is it really quite astonishing. Lamb cawl is the exact kind of dish that we should be promoting, it is highly nutritious and a good source of protein.” The report also looked at the impact of chicken tikka masala, fish and chips and cheese ploughman’sCredit:Alexander Mychko/Alamy “The report does not acknowledge the many benefits to biodiversity of grazed livestock, nor does it note the possible benefits of the carbon stored in our grasslands, hedges and farm woodlands. There are also a variety of cultural and social benefits that have not been taken into account, seemingly because the facts don’t fit the agenda of this report.Mr Pugh stressed that Welsh farmers “take their environmental responsibilities extremely seriously”, adding: “This report shows a total disregard and ignorance for the good work that is taking place on farms across Wales to address the issues that are impacting on our environment.” The report warned climate change could risk the future of Britain’s favourite dishesCredit:Alamy He added: “The summary looks through a very narrow lens and we fundamentally disagree with the argument that has been made as it has failed to include the important environmental benefits of sheep farming which is very disappointing.”According to the report, producing a dish of lamb cawl is the the equivalent of having an LED light bulb switched on for 65 days, driving a car 31 miles or charging a smartphone 722 times.The report also looked at the impact of chicken tikka masala, fish and chips and cheese ploughman’s. Sheep farmers have butted heads with a national wildlife foundation after it published a report labelling lamb stew as one of the most environmentally unfriendly meals in the UK.Farmers’ Unions have been left “astonished” and “disappointed” by a report published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) which labelled Welsh lamb cawl as the most polluting classic British meal.The report, published to highlight how some of Britain’s favourite dishes could change as a result of climate change, said a bowl of lamb cawl produced as much pollution as boiling a kettle 258 times because of methane from sheep.But sheep farmers have hit back at the report saying it “failed to include the important environmental benefits of sheep farming.”The National Sheep Association and National Farmers Union Cymru argued that the findings had failed to highlight the advantages of Welsh lamb stew; both environmentally and from a nutritional perspective. The report also warned climate change could risk the future of Britain’s favourite dishes.It concluded that the dishes may taste difference due to the need for substitute ingredients as climate change threatens “the supply of the key ingredients required to make up these dishes.”It stated that warmer seas could see populations of cod dwindle and see the fish replaced with cheaper options such as anchovies.In response to the criticisms aimed at the report a WWF spokesperson said: “Climate change is a major threat to our world and its precious wildlife and landscapes. “Food consumption is one of the biggest drivers of carbon emissions which is why our report showed the impact of climate change on Britain’s most iconic dishes, including Welsh cawl.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more