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Sadiq Khan turns out to be first Muslim Mayor of London

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LONDON — The British Labor party’s Sadiq Khan has been elected as London mayor by easily beating of his closest rival, the government supported multi-billionaire Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith on Friday.

Sadiq is a son of Pakistani bus driver and Labor parliamentarian.

Sadiq Khan defeated Goldsmith by 44 to 35 percent in the first preference votes and easily managed to win in the second preference.

Speaking after the official announcement of his victory, Khan said he wanted a “more equal London.”

Khan, who calls himself “the British Muslim who will take the fight to the extremists”, accused Goldsmith of trying to scare and divide voters in a proudly multicultural city of 8.6 million people, more than 1 million of them Muslims.

Sadiq Khan said that he will be a mayor of all Londoners and will serve diligently. He said that he will use his tenure to try to improve trade relations between pakistan and the UK.

Zac Goldsmith was supported by Prime Minister David Cameron as the duo joined forced and used every trick in the book to defame Sadiq Khan to scare off voters, including attacks on Sadiq Khan during live transmission on the state television.

“The Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith repeatedly attacked Sadiq Khan as someone who had fraternised and shared platforms with Muslim extremists.

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Over 70% of deep-sea fish of Atlantic Ocean have ingested plastic : Study

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Fragments of plastic are found throughout the world, from nearly every continent to nearly every body of water. But, researchers recently have found 73 percent of Northwest Atlantic deep-sea fish are also eating it — the highest reported frequency of plastic-eating fish in the world.

Plastic particles were found in some of the most remote parts of the Atlantic Ocean with almost three quarters of a sample of more than 230 deep-water fish collected by NUI Galway scientists having ingested plastic particles.

The contamination level among the fish species, located in the northwest Atlantic thousands of kilometres from land and 600m down in the ocean, is one of the highest reported frequencies of microplastic occurrence in fish worldwide, according to the study published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science.

The NUIG scientists, as part of the study, participated in a transatlantic crossing onboard the marine institute’s Celtic Explorer vessel.

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PhD candidate and lead author Alina Wieczorek said, “Deep-water fish migrate to the surface at night to feed on plankton [microscopic animals] and this is likely when they are exposed to the microplastics.”

During this research cruise they took dead deep-sea fish from midwater trawls such as the spotted lanternfish, rakery beaconlamp, stout saw-palate and scaly dragonfish.

Microplastics are small plastic fragments that commonly originate from the breakdown of larger plastic items entering the ocean. Other sources may be waste water effluents carrying plastic fibres from clothing and microbeads from personal care products. Due to their low density, most of these microplastics float at the sea surface.

The fish ranged in size from the smallest species the Glacier Lantern at 3.5cm to the largest species, the stout saw-palate at 59cm.

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