- Huffington Post UK 10:49August 14, 2020Ryan Reynolds Trolls Fans Once Again As He Launches Streaming Platform With Just One Film
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- The Guardian(UK) 10:31August 14, 2020UK coronavirus live: new quarantine rules spark scramble to return from FranceLate-night change means travellers arriving from France, Netherlands, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba from Saturday face 14-day quarantineUK adds France to 14-day quarantine listWhat should I do if I have a holiday booked to France?Government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyTheatres, music venues and beauty salons in England to reopenGlobal coronavirus updates – live 8.26am BST Thousands of holiday makers face a race across France today if they want to avoid spending the next two weeks in quarantine after France was last night removed from the UK’s travel corridor list (the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos and Aruba have also been removed from the travel corridors list.) Wittily headlined: LES MISÉRABLES, Politico’s London Playbook predict a stampede home this morning as all arrivals from France — where around 500,000 people from the UK are currently thought to be on holiday — will have to isolate for 14 days or face a fine from 4am on Saturday morning. 8.10am BST Good morning from Amelia Hill. I’m here to take you through the news this morning. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 10:08August 14, 2020Ofqual Blames Teachers For A-Level Results Day Chaos
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- Business Insider 09:58August 14, 202010 things in tech you need to know todayMANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. The developer behind 'Fortnite' is suing Apple after the iPhone maker yanked the game from the App Store. Epic Games said it was offering players the option to bypass Apple and Google to provide more choice and to allow them to save money.
Epic Games also sued Google over its decision to boot 'Fortnite' from the Play Store. Google kicked "Fortnite" out of its Play Store after Epic bypassed its ban on in-app purchases that don't use Google's own payment systems.
Apple is readying a series of bundles that will let customers subscribe to several of the company's digital services at a lower monthly price. Bloomberg reported that the bundles, potentially called "Apple One," could launch as early as October alongside the next iPhone.
Uber and Lyft lost a bid to delay a court order in California that says their drivers must be classified as employees. The companies requested a 10-day delay on a prior ruling and previously threatened to shut down their apps in California over a long-running labor dispute.
A California appeals court ruled that Amazon is legally liable for defective products sold on its site by third parties. The court said Amazon "was pivotal in bringing the product," a defective replacement laptop battery, to a customer, who alleged she was burned when it exploded.
Instagram will start asking suspicious accounts to verify their identity with a government ID. In a blog post, Instagram said this move is meant to help the company understand when accounts are "attempting to mislead their followers" and keep the Instagram community safe.
WeWork nabbed a fresh $1.1 billion in financing from SoftBank as the coworking giant's membership dropped. WeWork's membership dropped by 81,000 in the second quarter, per financial information sent to employees on Thursday.
The UK has finally launched a version of its contact tracing app after months of delays. The app will be available on the Apple and Google app stories but will be limited to residents in the Isle of Wight, the London Borough of Newham and NHS volunteer responders to begin with.
WhatsApp is freezing new access to its developer platform as it looks to prevent another Cambridge Analytica. WhatsApp says it wants more information about the companies using its API as it expands to attract more businesses.
Check out the pitch deck augmented reality startup Help Lightning used to raise $8 million, as the tech takes off during the pandemic. Help Lightning saw a spike in demand during the coronavirus pandemic and the financing will be used to scale the business. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Now you can hear 10 Things in Tech each morning. Just search for "Business Insider" in your Alexa's flash briefing settings.NOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yetSee Also:10 things in tech you need to know today10 things in tech you need to know today10 things in tech you need to know today
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- Huffington Post UK 09:42August 14, 20209 Changes To The Coronavirus Lockdown Rules You Need To Know Today
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- Huffington Post UK 09:32August 14, 2020Dolly Parton Supports Black Lives Matter: 'Our Little White Asses' Aren't All That Matters
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- Huffington Post UK 09:20August 14, 2020Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Hint 3rd Baby Is On The Way In Music Video
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- Huffington Post UK 09:05August 14, 2020‘Don’t Kill Granny’ – Why These Grandmothers Love The New Coronavirus Slogan
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- Guardian 09:00August 14, 2020Accessible and social distanced: London Mural Festival takes street art mainstreamMore than 100 muralists, including Camille Walala, to transform more than 50 sites across the capitalIt has gone from a nuisance sub-culture to a mainstream art form. Now more than 100 street artists and muralists will descend on London for the inaugural London Mural Festival (LMF), which promises to offer accessible art at a time of social distancing.Artists will create murals at more than 50 locations across the capital during next month’s festival which, its organisers say, will allow people to admire art while restrictions are making gallery visiting difficult. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 08:00August 14, 2020The Weakest Link: 20 Things You Never Knew About The Iconic BBC Quiz Show
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- Guardian 08:00August 14, 2020National Theatre to reopen with explosive sequel to Death of EnglandNew drama by Roy Williams and Clint Dyer will be given socially distanced production in Olivier theatreRufus Norris: Covid funding must do more than just allow theatres to surviveThe National Theatre in London is to welcome back audiences for the first time since March with a new play whose main character asks himself: “How British am I as a black man?”Written by Roy Williams and Clint Dyer, it is a sequel to the pair’s monologue Death of England, about football and national identity, which was a hit earlier this year in the National’s Dorfman theatre. Death of England closed in March, days before the National shut its doors because of the coronavirus crisis. The new play, entitled Death of England: Delroy, is another monologue and will be directed by Dyer and staged for a socially distanced audience in the larger Olivier theatre. Dyer and Williams will become the first black British dramatists to have a full-scale production of their play in the Olivier. It will star Giles Terera, who won an Olivier award for playing Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton in London. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 08:00August 14, 2020Government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyExclusive: Double counting raises fresh questions about accuracy of testing figuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has quietly removed 1.3m coronavirus tests from its data because of double counting, raising fresh questions about the accuracy of the testing figures.In the government’s daily coronavirus update on Wednesday, it announced it had lowered the figure for “tests made available” by about 10% and discontinued the metric. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 06:32August 14, 2020Coronavirus live news: France says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measures as New Zealand outbreak widensFrance and Spain report highest post-lockdown Covid-19 cases; New Zealand outbreak spreads beyond Auckland; Australia records youngest coronavirus death. Follow the latest updatesUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.32am BST The findings of a public inquiry into how passengers infected with the novel coronavirus were allowed to disembark a cruise ship in Sydney in March, triggering a major outbreak, are set to be handed down on Friday, Reuters reports. The government of New South Wales (NSW) state commissioned the probe into the events leading up to the disembarkation of 2,700 passengers from the Carnival Corp-owned Ruby Princess on March 17 without proper screening for the virus. 4.02am BST China’s retail sales dropped in July, official data showed Friday, indicating that sluggish consumer spending could hold up the country’s recovery from the coronavirus outbreak, AFP reports. Retail sales - a key indication of consumer sentiment - shrunk by 1.1% on-year, falling short of forecasts and suggesting many are still reticent about going out to spend time and money, even as China appears to have the virus largely under control. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 00:44August 14, 2020What should I do if I have a holiday booked to France? Q&AAs France is taken off the government’s travel corridor list and new quarantine rules come into play, should UK holidaymakers cancel trips?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government has removed France from its list of travel corridors, leaving hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers scrambling to rearrange their travel plans. A 14-day quarantine on return to the UK from France will come into effect from 4am on Saturday (15 August), leaving a window of little more than 30 hours for travellers to get home if they want to escape the measures.The UK criteria for removing a country from the list is based on per capita case numbers. If these go above 20 per 100,000, the UK government categorises that country as high-risk. This Wednesday France reached 30.4, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, with significant numbers in recent days: 2,524 new cases were reported on Wednesday, up from 1,397 on Tuesday, and over 2,000 a day last weekend. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 00:09August 14, 2020Holidaymakers Returning From France Will Have To Quarantine For 14 Days, Government Announces
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- New York Times 22:52August 13, 2020Who Is Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Belarus’s Unlikely Opposition Leader?Ms. Tikhanovskaya spent her summers in rural Ireland, as a “Chernobyl child” sent to the country for respite. Her host family remembers her as a compassionate leader, even as a youngster.
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- Huffington Post UK 22:44August 13, 2020What Removing 5,000 Deaths From England's Coronavirus Death Toll Means
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- The Guardian(UK) 21:51August 13, 2020Top universities accused of inflexibility over A-level downgradesSchool leaders complain of less leniency from more prestigious institutions Some of the UK’s most prestigious universities have been accused of failing to show the flexibility demanded by ministers, as disappointed students in England struggled to secure places with lower A-level grades than expected.Amid the turmoil of mass downgrades, many young people struggled to access the Ucas website and then spent hours on the phone trying to contact their chosen institutions to plead for their places, while others were summarily struck off. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 21:43August 13, 2020Belarusians accuse Lukashenko regime of beatings and tortureSavage attacks by prison guards and riot police follow protests at presidential election resultsPeople detained in Belarus during the past few days of unrest have told the Guardian about systematic mistreatment and abuse, suggesting that guards and riot police loyal to Alexander Lukashenko’s regime have terrorised thousands of Belarusians caught up in the crackdown on recent protests.Those detained in police stations, jails and makeshift prisons spoke of ritual beatings, up to 55 women being crammed into a cell meant for two people and men who were kept in stress positions for hours on end. Leaked audio files and other testimony has corroborated the reports of widespread torture as Lukashenko tries to hold on to power. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 21:29August 13, 2020Belarus: tens of thousands on streets challenge LukashenkoProtest over president’s rule grows after police crackdown and arrest of 6,700 since voteTens of thousands of peaceful protesters have taken to the streets of Minsk, throwing down a renewed challenge to the Belarus president, Alexander Lukashenko, who has faced sustained discontent over what appeared to be a rigged election result on Sunday.Four nights of ruthless police violence against protesters was meant to force Belarusians into accepting Lukashenko’s victory, but events on Thursday suggested the response had instead breathed new life into the insurrectionary mood. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 21:28August 13, 2020Tributes Paid To 'Amazing' And 'Loving' Men Killed In Aberdeenshire Train Crash
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- The Guardian(UK) 20:27August 13, 2020Nearly 300 workers test positive at M&S sandwich supplier in NorthamptonGreencore started testing staff after local rise in coronavirus casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlmost 300 workers have tested positive for coronavirus following an outbreak at a factory in Northampton that makes M&S sandwiches.Greencore said some of its staff are self-isolating after a significant number tested positive for coronavirus. The company took the decision to proactively test workers as a result of a rise in cases in the town. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 20:03August 13, 2020Scotland's education secretary John Swinney survives no-confidence voteMotion tabled in light of the Scottish exam results row was defeated by 67 votes to 58John Swinney, Scotland’s education secretary, has survived a no-confidence vote despite repeated accusations from opposition parties he is guilty of recklessly undermining trust in the education system.Swinney, who is also deputy first minister in Nicola Sturgeon’s minority government, survived after the Scottish Green party MSPs threw their six votes behind the Scottish National party, defeating the no confidence motion by 67 votes to 58. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 19:54August 13, 2020How Entire Classes Of A-Level Pupils Had Their Results Downgraded
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- Huffington Post UK 19:28August 13, 2020Robbie Williams Reveals The Staggering Number Of Toilets He Has In His Home And We Have So Many Questions
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- Huffington Post UK 19:18August 13, 2020Tory Ministers Ranked By How Crap Their Week Has Been
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- Flashbak 19:09August 13, 2020Civil War: Dramatic Scenes From the British Miners Strike of 1984-85Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government came to power with the express intent of waging, and winning, a war on organized workers. According the Thatcher’s biographer Charles Moore, upon taking office in 1979 she immediate announced to home secretary Willie Whitelaw, “the last Conservative government was destroyed by the miners’ strike. We’ll have another and we’ll win.” … Continue reading "Civil War: Dramatic Scenes From the British Miners Strike of 1984-85"
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- Business Insider 18:57August 13, 2020Lebanon is running out of food after the Beirut explosion wrecked its main port — leaving a bottleneck for supplies that may see the country go hungrySTR/AFP via Getty Images The port at Beirut, by far the largest in Lebanon, was rendered inoperable in the August 4 blast that brought the country to its knees.
The loss of the port, and much of the nation's food stockpiles, has created a bottleneck, a Lebanese official told Insider.
Before the blast, 90% of Lebanon's food imports came through the port.
Lebanon's second biggest port now faces a bottleneck due to overwhelming demand for food and other imports.
Lebanon has land borders with Syria and Israel, but they are sworn enemies, meaning there is no hope of importing food by land.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The destruction of Beirut's port in a huge explosion last week has left Lebanon in a seemingly impossible position where it may run out of bread.
According to a senior Lebanese official who spoke to Insider, the loss of the port, along with much of the nation's food stockpiles, has created a severe bottleneck.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the world's largest cruise shipSee Also:Iran sank a replica US aircraft carrier, then left it in the Strait of Hormuz — now it can seriously disrupt ships in a vital oil route worth $878 million a dayThe bodies of 7 Marines and a Navy sailor who died after their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the coast of California have been foundThe deadly explosion in Beirut highlights a danger potentially lurking in some of the world's ports
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- The Guardian 18:46August 13, 2020Israel and UAE to form diplomatic ties, says Donald TrumpTrump calls moment ‘truly historic’ as UAE is first Gulf Arab state to have active links with IsraelDonald Trump has said the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties to Israel. Continue reading...
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- FoxNews 18:36August 13, 2020Calais mayor accuses Britain of 'declaration of maritime war' for migrant crackdownThe mayor of Calais, France, has accused Britain of a “declaration of maritime war” over its proposed move to send in the Royal Navy to curb the waves of illegal immigration into the U.K. from France across the English Channel.
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- New York Times 17:49August 13, 2020Belarus Protests: Mass Beatings, Detentions as President Clings to PowerThe violence appeared aimed at scaring off protesters who have taken to the streets since Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, an authoritarian, claimed victory in last weekend’s election.
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- New York Times 17:46August 13, 2020Belarus Protests: What You Need to KnowA guide to the protests, the police response and the crisis in government sparked by a disputed election.
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- Huffington Post UK 16:30August 13, 2020CeeLo Apologises To Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, And Nicki Minaj For Remarks
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- The Guardian(UK) 16:30August 13, 2020England A-level downgrades hit pupils from disadvantaged areas hardestAnalysis also shows pupils at independent schools benefited most from algorithmA-level results - live updatesPupils from disadvantaged backgrounds have been worst hit by the controversial standardisation process used to award A-level grades in England this year, while pupils at independent schools benefited the most.Private schools increased the proportion of students achieving top grades – A* and A – twice as much as pupils at comprehensives, official data showed. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 16:23August 13, 2020Joss Stone Sharing Happiness Tips From Her Holiday Home In The Bahamas Went As Well As You'd Expect
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- Huffington Post UK 16:18August 13, 2020Tories Delete Tweet Criticising Scottish Exam Chaos After English Exam Chaos
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- Huffington Post UK 15:24August 13, 2020The Crown Has Cast Its New Prince Philip, Jonathan Pryce
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- Defence Blog 15:02August 13, 2020ХII International Aviation and Space Salon “Aviasvit – XXI”Dear participants and visitors of the Salon! On October 13‐16, 2020, ХII International Aviation and Space Salon “Aviasvit ‐ XXI”, exhibition event in Ukrainе for aviation industry and space technology, will be held at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC, Brovarskyi Ave., 15, “Livoberezhna” Metro station, Kyiv, Ukraine). The Salon will take place on the eve […]
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- The Guardian(UK) 14:53August 13, 2020People waiting for hospital treatment in England at highest level everLow cancer referral figures also suggest backlog of undiagnosed cases, say expertsThe number of people waiting longer than 18 weeks for routine hospital treatment in England is at the highest level since records began. New figures show numbers rose to more than 1.85 million people in June, topping the 1.79 million recorded in August 2007.Data from NHS England also showed urgent cancer referrals dropped by a fifth on the same month last year, rising to 43% for breast cancer. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 14:46August 13, 2020UK coronavirus live: trial of revamped contact tracing app starts; NHS England wait lists longest everApp to be trialled on Isle of Wight and in Newham; 1.85 million people waiting longer than 18 weeks for routine hospital treatment amid coronavirus delaysGlobal coronavirus live: latest updates 12.46pm BST Air pollution may have less of an effect on the risk of dying from coronavirus than previously thought, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.Previous research has suggested that toxic air with high levels of pollutants such as fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 and nitrogen dioxide which are harmful to health could be increasing Covid-19 deaths.The study shows that some of the early associations made between exposure to air pollution and an increased risk of Covid-19 mortality were artificially enhanced because the disease initially spread in large cities. As Covid-19 became more evenly distributed through the UK over time, the effect of air pollution on mortality became less pronounced.The ONS analysis shows that long-term exposure to air pollution does still potentially increase the risk of mortality from Covid-19 but by perhaps less than has been reported in other studies that looked at the effects early in the pandemic.Ethnic minority communities have been some of the most affected by Covid-19 and it is very plausible that higher exposure to air pollution will be a contributory factor. 12.25pm BST Private hospital owner Spire Healthcare has said it is now available “to support the NHS to reduce waiting lists” after helping the health service during the pandemicThe company expects to swing to a loss in the first half of the financial year as it looks to return to normal after changing the terms of a contract it signed with the NHS in March at the onset of the pandemic.NHS England has signalled that it expects to conduct a procurement process to tender for providers to help reduce the NHS waiting list, which Spire Healthcare expects to participate in.Growing call numbers and bookings, and indications from insurance partners, show a steady return of the private market, which, combined with strong NHS demand, provides the company with confidence for the medium term. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 14:30August 13, 2020Trump says the USPS is too poorly funded to handle mail-in voting —while opposing additional funding for itWin McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that the US Postal Service does not have the funds to cope with increased mail-in votes.
"They don't have the money to do the universal mail-in voting. So therefore, they can't do it, I guess," Trump said of the agency.
There are proposals to better fund the service, but they are being blocked by Republicans in Congress. Trump attacked Democrats for seeking more money for the USPS.
Trump again claimed that mail-in votes are vulnerable to mass fraud, a concern election officials say is groundless.
Democrats have alleged that the president is seeking to delegitimize an expected surge of mail-in ballots in a bid to retain power.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump noted Wednesday that the US Postal Service does not have the money required to process mail-in votes for the presidential election — while also making clear that he opposes giving it more money.
"They don't have the money to do the universal mail-in voting. So therefore, they can't do it, I guess," Trump said of the agency. "Are they going to do it even if they don't have the money?"See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a buttonSee Also:The White House wants to change shower regulations so they spray more water, addressing a personal Trump grievance over needing more water to wash his hairTrump called Kamala Harris 'the kind of opponent everyone dreams of' — right after a report that she is the candidate his campaign least wants to faceTrump and top Republicans call for college football season to go ahead, even though conferences are canceling games because they don't think it's safe
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- The Guardian(UK) 14:23August 13, 2020'Hierarchy of racism' fears threaten Starmer's hopes of Labour unityAfter the antisemitism rows of the Corbyn era, there are concerns that black voters are now being pushed awayWhen Keir Starmer approved apologies and six-figure damages last month for former Labour officials accusing the party of antisemitism, he probably hoped to draw a line under a damaging issue that had dogged the party under its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn.But rather than solving Labour’s problems, the settlements – regarded by some on the party’s left as principally about repudiating Corbyn’s leadership – could transform one racism row into another. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 14:11August 13, 2020Victoria Beckham Can't Resist Poking Fun At Husband David's Throwback Photo-Shoot On Instagram
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- The Guardian(UK) 14:00August 13, 2020Study of Covid deaths in England is latest to find air pollution linkSingle-unit rise in exposure to small-particle pollution over previous decade may increase death rate by up to 6%Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLong-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of death from Covid-19, according to a large study by the Office for National Statistics.It analysed more than 46,000 coronavirus deaths in England and showed that a small, single-unit increase in people’s exposure to small-particle pollution over the previous decade may increase the death rate by up to 6%. A single-unit increase in nitrogen dioxide, which is at illegal levels in most urban areas, was linked to a 2% increase in death rates. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 13:39August 13, 2020Isle of Wight And Newham To Trial New Coronavirus Contact Tracing App
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- Business Insider 12:53August 13, 2020The White House wants to change shower regulations so they spray more water, addressing a personal Trump grievance over needing more water to wash his hairCheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Trump administration is proposing changes to shower regulations rules to allow them to pump out more water.
The proposal comes after Trump repeatedly complained about getting too little water from his shower. He said he needs a lot for his hair to be "perfect."
Current rules limit a shower to a maximum flow of 2.5 gallons a minute. The new rules would allow showers to pump many times that by adding extra nozzles.
Andrew deLaski, the head of one energy conservation group Appliance Standards Awareness Project, said she changes were "silly."
"We've got a pandemic, serious long-term drought throughout much of the West. We've got global climate change. Showerheads aren't one of our problems." he said.
View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Trump administration is moving to change showerhead regulations so they can spray more water, addressing a long-held annoyance of President Donald Trump, who says he needs more water to wash his hair.
The Department of Energy proposed revisions on Wednesday to regulations that dictate how much water a showerhead can release per minute.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why you don't see brilliantly blue fireworksSee Also:A generation of Kamalas? Other politicos with memorable names have triggered major baby name bumps.Trump called Kamala Harris 'the kind of opponent everyone dreams of' — right after a report that she is the candidate his campaign least wants to faceTrump was rushed from the briefing room by Secret Service after a shooting outside the White House
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- Business Insider 12:51August 13, 2020Belarus state TV broadcast chilling footage of bruised protesters promising to give up after the election was widely condemned as riggedBelarus 24 Belarusian state TV broadcast footage on Wednesday of injured protesters promising never to question the president's legitimacy again.
Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in Sunday's general election with 80% of the vote, sparking widespread protests and condemnation that it was rigged.
Six thousand people have been detained as of Wednesday, with two people killed during clashes with police.
The broadcast segment bears the signs of a typical staged confession.
The video showed a guard asking a group of six protesters, who have their hands bound: "Will we be making a revolution?" To which two reply in unison: "No, never."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A state-run TV network in Belarus has broadcast chilling footage showing injured protesters saying they will never again question the legitimacy of the government.
Demonstrations have raged in the country since Monday, prompted by victory for the incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday's general election. His office said he had won just over 80% of the vote.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:From Kim and Kanye to the Conways: 12 famous relatives with very different political viewsJust 30% of Brits say they would definitely get a coronavirus vaccine, with scientists blaming anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories and mistrust in governmentMore than a million people in the UK have quit smoking since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, new study shows
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