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A woman was fatally impaled by a metal straw

A British woman was impaled by a metal straw after falling over at home, a coroner said in a investigation this week highlighting the potential dangers of metal straws. Such straws are becoming increasingly popular as cities, states, and even countries have banned disposable plastic straws. The woman Elena Struthers-Gardner (60), who had a disability, rushed in November and suffered …

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Invicta FC Phoenix Rising results: Brianna Van Buren wins tournament in straw weight, becomes champion

Brianna Van Buren has Invicta FC in the straw gold around the waist. The 25-year-old fighter won three wins on Friday night to conquer the eight-woman tournament Invicta FC, which was to crown his tournament new 115-pound champion. Van Buren dominated everything during her run in the tournament. In the one-part quarter-final, Van Buren doubled Manjit Kolekar and gave her …

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A man attacked a McDonalds employee over a straw

The Florida man had just received his order Monday night at a McDonalds in St. Petersburg. He was upset when there were no plastic straws at the Würzelstation, Brenda Biandudi told CNN. He went back to the counter and got into a heated argument with an employee over the straws, Biandudi said. Then a video shows him grabbing the counter …

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk plans to return the straw weight after the loss

TORONTO – After Joanna Jedrzejczyk returns to the division she once ruled after being defeated by the UFC women's flyweight title. Jedrzejczyk said she would move back to 115 pounds to wait for the winner of an expected fight between Jessica Andrade and Nam Namia's straw weight world champion. Should Namajuna not be able to defend its belt, Jedrzejczyk expects …

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Salt & Straw begins scooping ice (and bugs) at Downtown Disney

Kiss this mouse-shaped ice-cream bar goodbye, because strangely delicious balls have finally arrived in Disneyland. Portland-Based Chain Salt & Straw opened its sixteenth store this morning in Anaheim's Downtown Disney district, bringing its characteristic wood-carved interiors and hearty flavors to the Dole Whip-loving pallets of Disneyland visitors. Renowned for unexpected flavor combinations such as Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese …

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Aardvark, the only producer of paper straw in the US, was acquired

It's not just in your head: taking over paper straws. With more and more cities in the US banning the use of plastic straws and many companies following suit, demand for Aardvark, the only producer of paper straw in the US explodes Fort Wayne, Das in Indiana based company announced Monday that it was acquired by the Hoffmaster Group, a …

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Disability Rights Groups address issues with Starbucks' ban on plastic straw as the company responds

A Starbucks official contacted disability activists on Saturday, the day before a planned protest against the recent ban on plastic straws, prompting a direct talk about the ban, according to several disability rights groups [196592002] After Starbucks On July 9, when it announced it was phasing out plastic straws from its operations by 2020, disability rights activists were worried that …

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Disability, environmental groups seek win-win solutions after straw ban

As Starbucks prepares to dispose of more than 24,000 plastic straws, some environmentalists are trying to ban them throughout Chicago – and disabled communities are pushing for caution. Environmental organizations have commended Starbucks commitment to cutting more than a billion plastic straws annually by 2020, pushing others back against the coffee chain to overlook the needs of people with disabilities. …

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