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    WHAT is harder than hearing a distressed six-year-old boy repeating that nobody loves him or will feed him is knowing his stepmother and soon to be murderer is the one recording it, along with a catalogue of clips of his torture at her and his own father’s hands.  Harder still, is that father even typing, let alone actually texting, the words “just end him” in the weeks before his son’s killing.  4Arthur Labinjo-Hughes deserved betterCredit: PA My reaction to this horrific and heart-breaking case was as much as a human being and a parent, as it was Commissioner. It beggars’ belief any parent could inflict such a relentless campaign of violent abuse. But that’s not enough. As Children’s Commissioner my job is to stand-up for the rights of children within the system. What haunts me most about this case is that Arthur knew what was happening to him. He wasn’t a small baby who could not seek help. Arthur could articulate what was happening, but there was no one listening. Most read in NewsCOURT DETAILS Ghislaine Maxwell case...
    Actress Cate Blanchett is hitting the panic button on climate change, saying people need to be “scared” because it will motivate them to “do something about it.” In an interview with Porter, the digital outlet of Net-A-Porter, the two-time Oscar-winning star said people are insufficiently concerned about global warming. “Everyone is trying to be positive, talking about 1.5 degrees of global warming. But 1.5 would still be disastrous,” she told the outlet. “We need to be fucking scared… and demand change; be collectively courageous enough to face that fear and do something about it.” She added: “I’m not giving up hope. As I say to my kids [on climate change], if we’re going out, how do we choose to go out? It’s a terrible conversation to have with your 13-year-old, isn’t it?” Cate Blanchett was promoting her upcoming movies Don’t Look Up, a Netflix comedy about a comet heading for Earth, and Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley. In her native Australia, the actress has faced criticism for her climate change activism. Some politicians dubbed her “Carbon Cate” after she appeared in a commercial in...
    New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams lamented on the state of the city’s nightlife and vowed to resurrect it during his appearance on Tuesday night’s Late Show. During his appearance, Adams gifted host Stephen Colbert several NYC-themed goodies – including rolling papers and a small bag full of ‘weed.’  Colbert brought up Adams star-studded election night after party at Manhattan’s lavish Zero Bond, to which Adams noted that in the same night he also club-hopped to Casa Cipriani and Brooklyn’s Sugar Hill. ‘I’m the mayor [elect], this is a city of nightlife — I must test the product. I have to be out,’ he said, before slamming what he said was a drop in the nightlife activity of the city the never sleeps. He added, ‘We used to be the coolest place on the globe. We’re so damn boring now. We have to be among the people enjoying life. I want the cross-pollination of our energy and the diversity of our city. We’ve got some beautiful places in the city so I’m gonna be out.’ New York City Mayor-elect Eric...
    CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Speaking at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow on Monday, former President Barack Obama told the world, if we don’t act on climate change and act boldly, it’s going to be too late. Obama said, while there has been climate progress since the historic 2015 Paris climate agreement, he said “we are nowhere near where we need to be.” READ MORE: CBS 2 Investigators: Drivers Caught In A Parking Scam, Get Tickets From The City, TooIn calling for renewed action to combat climate change, Obama admitted it’s tough to get everyone to agree and get moving on environmental action. “We need advanced economies like the U.S. and Europe leading on this issue, but you know the facts. We also need China and India leading on this issue. We need Russia leading on this issue, just as we need Indonesia and South Africa and Brazil leading on this issue. We can’t afford anybody on the sidelines,” Obama said. The former president’s comments came as the U.S. is facing increasing criticism around the world for not doing enough to...
    (CNN)Not every piece of evidence presented in a criminal trial is relevant to its outcome. Over the course of the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin thus far, we have heard a number of witness statements that are irrelevant to the central legal matter at issue in the case: is Chauvin legally responsible, under Minnesota's murder statute, for the death of George Floyd? Elliot WilliamsThe defense could have objected to some of this witness testimony or the judge could have easily struck it down, but they didn't. And that's a good thing.Under Minnesota law, which governs Chauvin's trial, "relevance" is a term that doesn't track with our colloquial understanding of the term. "Relevant evidence" there is defined as "having any tendency to make the existence of any fact that is of consequence to the determination of the action more probable or less probable than it would be without the evidence." This is a nebulous concept, but it means that to be admissible in court, evidence must prove or disprove a fact that is of consequence to the...
    20 country albums that even haters of the genre will love Home maintenance tasks that can lower your energy bill © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad A Friday night Associated Press article trumpeted a self-serving NFL narrative without requiring that anyone from the NFL attach a name to it. A Saturday AP article trumpeted a self-serving NFL narrative with quotes that carried a name. NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent went on the record to address the impact of the renewed emphasis on taunting, through five weeks and one game. “We’re right where we need to be and we’re now seeing the correction we were looking for,” Vincent told the AP. “We saw the spike the first three weeks and now we’re seeing the decline. The coaches and the NFL Competition Committee are pleased. Coaches have told us their players are adjusting, they’re thinking about what they’re going to do, knowing it may cost the team. These are game-changing penalties for a selfish act.” The reduction in taunting...
    "I think it's sad that this is even a story," the mayor began. She went on to say that people were ignoring the "monumental" nature of the gathering she was attending when she was openly violating her own mask rules: The original members of the Oakland R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! who had not preformed together in public in more than 20 years had finally come together for a live performance. "The fact that that is getting lost here is very unfortunate," Breed said, noting other musicians who performed. "I was there. I was eating, and I was drinking," she said, while trying to explain her behavior. "And I was sitting with my friends." She repeatedly emphasized to reporters that "everyone there was vaccinated" — which is immaterial to the situation, according to her own mandate. "The fact that we have turned this into a story about being maskless—," she continued, "no, I am not going to sip and put my mask on, sip and put my mask on,...
    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidWhite House says ball is in Congress's court on voting rights, abortion Biden grapples with twin crises Five takeaways from Biden's week of chaos in Afghanistan MORE (D-Nevada) called for the filibuster to be abolished on Wednesday in light of the new restrictive Texas abortion bill, arguing that the country “need[s] to get the Senate working again.” “The sanctity of the Senate is not the filibuster. The sanctity of the Senate — in government as a whole — is the power it holds to better the lives of and protect the rights of the American people,” Reid wrote in a column published by the Las Vegas Sun on Wednesday. “It’s time Senate Democrats act with the urgency that this moment demands and abolish the filibuster once and for all,” he added. Reid, who led Democrats in the upper chamber from 2007 until 2015, has previously called for an end to the filibuster.  He supported nixing the legislative hurdle in 2013 for most presidential nominations, a decision that he wrote was “not easy.” Senate Republicans...
    For decades, Miami's South Beach has been a raucous party central for millions of vacationers attracted by its tantalizing all-night bars and stunning beaches. But the once never-ending party could soon be over following this week's brutal gun slaying of an innocent young father protecting his family as they ate in a restaurant during the early evening. The horror follows waves of recent shootings, stabbings, fights and street crimes that have escalated this year in the area's teeming entertainment district – despite a massive police crackdown. The pressure has now suddenly ramped up to radically change the area by ditching the high-octane nightlife that has made it globally famous – but has also attracted visitors with guns, knives and drugs. And the push is being led by Miami Beach mayor Dan Gelber. Sickened by Tuesday's murder of Dustin Wakefield 21, he told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview: 'The area has become too turbulent and too disorderly. 'In fact, sometimes it is just ungovernable. It should be obvious to us that we've got to quit. We need to get rid of...
    American Federation of Teachers head Randi Weingarten said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the teacher’s union needs to be working with employers on COVID-19 vaccine mandates for teachers. Anchor Chuck Todd said, “You’d like to see a vaccine mandate is my understanding. What does that mean for the teachers union?” Weingarten said, “The Delta variants are alarming, and the spread is alarming. You’ve already said it’s a pandemic of the unvaccinated. I’m not going to repeat what you or Dr. Fauci said. Let me just be personal for a moment which is that vaccines are the single most important way of dealing with COVID. We’ve always dealt with — or since 1850, we’ve dealt with vaccines in schools. It’s not a new thing to have immunizations in schools. I think that on a personal matter, as a matter of personal conscience, I think we need to be working with our employers, not opposing them, on vaccine mandates and all their vaccine policies. I said last week that I wanted to bring my leadership together, and we are this week,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey man is lucky to be alive. He recently had surgery to remove a giant aneurysm from his heart. Not only that, he was back playing golf within weeks after his surgery, CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported. READ MORE: #TogetherInPride: Looking Back On 10 Years Since New York Legalized Same-Sex Marriage Here’s something you pretty much never want to hear your doctor say. “Oh my God. That’s is huge and we need to fix this as soon as possible. Get the patient right now to the ICU,” said Dr. Mohammed Iman of Staten Island University Hospital. That was his reaction to seeing the chest scan belonging to 75-year-old Charles Bennetti, who, despite have had a long ago heart attack, didn’t feel terrible. “I went because I had a chest pain and I was getting dizzy,” Bennetti said. It was due to a massive aneurysm in one of his coronary arteries, almost the size of a baseball. READ MORE: Eric Adams Says Hes The Face Of The New Democratic Party, But Fellow Candidates Remind Him...
    The Supreme Court dealt another blow to efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, earlier this week by ruling against hearing a lawsuit from several states challenging the mandate provision of the law because those states did not have standing. During an appearance on Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5, Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL) said he was “disappointed” in the ruling but argued it would be up to a GOP-led Congress to repeal the 2010 law. “Obviously, I’m disappointed,” he said. “I think it’s interesting you have to fine somebody if you don’t buy health care from the government. It’s certainly disappointing the American citizens have been put in this position. And you know, the fact that the court said we have no standing — I think there were a number of states, maybe 18 states — Alabama was one of them. You would think that the states have standing in the courts. It’s the same with contesting the election, though. A lot of times, the Supreme Court doesn’t give standing, and I’m disappointed, obviously,...
    During a portion of an interview with NBC on Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that he doesn’t think infrastructure should be passed with solely Democratic support and that “we need to be bipartisan. … I’ve never seen a pothole that had a Republican or Democrat name on it.” NBC Capitol Hill Correspondent Garrett Haake asked, “Are you ready to go it alone with just Democrats?” Manchin responded, “I don’t think you should. I really don’t.” Haake then asked, “At all, at any point?” Manchin answered, “I don’t think, right now, basically, we need to be bipartisan. If we can’t become — I’ve always said this. I’ve never seen a pothole that had a Republican or Democrat name on it. It’ll bust your tire, I don’t care who you are.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Lewis Hamilton has taken aim at French Open organisers for fining Naomi Osaka - and claimed he was 'thrown into the pit without any support or guidance' when he started his Formula One career. Osaka, 23, was ordered to pay £10,500 by Roland Garros chiefs after she refused to speak to the media following her first-round win. A joint letter from Grand Slam organisers then threatened the world No 2 with a ban before Osaka withdrew from the Paris major, revealing she has been battling with depression and anxiety. Lewis Hamilton (left) has taken aim at French Open organisers for fining Naomi Osaka (right) Osaka released a statement saying she would boycott the press at the French Open, citing mental health concerns as the reason behind her decision RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sleep relaxation app Calm vows to cover any fines handed out... Rory McIlroy 'pulls out of pro-am at The Memorial for... Naomi Osaka WON'T be given special treatment at Wimbledon... Judy Murray backs Naomi Osaka...
    Savannah Rychcik May 10, 2021 0 Comments House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is throwing his support behind the effort to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo asked McCarthy on Sunday, “Do you have the votes to formally oust Liz Cheney?” McCarthy replied, “Everyone in leadership serves at the pleasure of the conference.” He accused Democrats of “destroying this nation” with “the greatest expansion of government and their socialist, liberal agenda.” McCarthy explained, “To defeat Nancy Pelosi and this socialist agenda, we need to be united and that starts with leadership … We want to be united in moving forward and I think that’s what will take place.” Watch McCarthy’s interview below: Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Bartiromo then asked, “Is this just her ideology, that’s she’s unable to get over being never Trump?” McCarthy responded, “Any member can take whatever position they believe in. That’s what the voters vote on the individuals and they make that decision.” Stressing it is a matter of leadership, McCarthy continued, “We are in one of...
    (CNN)Cindy McCain, widow of longtime Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, on Tuesday warned that Republicans need to exercise caution as the party mulls ousting its No. 3 in House GOP leadership. Asked by CNN's Chris Cuomo for her thoughts on Rep. Elise Stefanik, a vocal defender of former President Donald Trump who is emerging as the main contender to potentially replace Rep. Liz Cheney in the party leadership, McCain said in part: "We do need to be careful." "It doesn't serve any good if we just oust someone who really is a good representative of the party," said McCain, an establishment Republican and staunch Trump critic.McCain's comments come as Cheney faces backlash from much of her party over the Wyoming Republican's ongoing clash with the former President as she's called out his lies about the 2020 election. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has contended that Cheney has failed to do her job in driving the party's message to take back the majority, with a hot mic on Tuesday catching him saying, "I've had it with her."Stefanik, a New York...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Advocates for transgender rights are pushing back against the fear that some athletes may have that transgender women in sports have a physical advantage.  Leadership and discipline are two skills athletes develop in playing group sports, but acceptance and inclusion are another set of skills some advocates are hoping to teach. “We need to let people be who they are and affirm who they are,” said Olympic gold medalist Nancy Hogshead-Makar. Hogshead-Makar is now the CEO of Champion Women and works with Women Sports Policy, two groups that advocate for equal rights of cisgender and transgender athletes. A cisgender person references an individual whose gender identity matches the sex assigned at birth, while transgender references an individual whose gender identity or expression does not correspond with their sex assigned at birth. RELATED: ‘It Just Isn’t Fair’: Caitlyn Jenner Opposes Transgender Girls Participating In Women’s Sports “If somebody demonstrates that they have mitigated their sex-linked advantage, there’s no reason not to include them into the girls and women category,” Hogshead-Makar said. The sex-linked advantage is what she...
    The student who was caught up in a heated exchange with his college professor over his support for the police has called for Americans to 'fight back against liberal ideology'. Braden Ellis, 19, got into the heated exchange with his communications professor at Cypress College after he gave a Zoom presentation about 'cancel culture' in the United States. Ellis said police should be viewed as 'heroes, while the female professor, who wasn't immediately identified, kept insisting that police were bad. In an interview with the New York Post, Ellis said he was standing up against university staff who had a 'hatred towards our country'. 'Liberal ideology is bad right now and people need to expose it and fight back — with gentleness and respect,' he told The Post.  He said if he and people like him don't 'fight back', liberal ideology in colleges will be even worse in 10 years.  'It would be pure hatred,' Ellis said.  Ellis said there were other university staff who were equally as 'bad' as the professor he argued with in the tape.  'These teachers...
    THE VIEW slammed Don Lemon as “wrong” on Thursday after the CNN host claimed we “need to be honest” about the police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.  Lemon claimed on his show on Wednesday night that Americans need to “acknowledge that police have jobs to do” as he urged caution in jumping to conclusions.  2Don Lemon asked Americans to 'acknowledge that police have jobs to do'Credit: CNN 2The View's Sunny Hostin blasted Lemon as 'wrong'Credit: The View “Friends often disagree,” The View host Sunny Hostin said.  “And Don is wrong here,” she insisted.  “Why is deadly force the first order of business and especially the first order of business with black and brown people in this country?  “Why is it ok? We shouldn’t live in a country where it’s acceptable to shoot a 16-year-old four times in the chest over a fight," Hostin continued. Most read in NewsLive Blog'WAS GOING RUN THE WORLD'Ma'Khia's ex-teacher says teen 'desperately wanted better life'SCHOOL SHOOTOUTVid shows cops shoot armed student dead in bathroom but police not chargedBUMPER BIDENYou may get $1,400 in stimulus check...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said that China is “trying to set the stage one day for a potential invasion and annexation of Taiwan, which would be a catastrophe for American interests.” And the U.S. “should be perfectly clear to the Chinese Communists, we will defend Taiwan if China tries to invade and forcibly annex it.” Cotton stated, “Joe Biden is showing weakness around the globe and our adversaries are probing and pressing. I mean, China is the biggest threat we face in the world right now, Bret, it’s not just a security threat, but an economic threat as well. What they’ve done in terms of kind of probing Taiwan’s airspace is, in my opinion, trying to set the stage one day for a potential invasion and annexation of Taiwan, which would be a catastrophe for American interests.” He added, “Bret, we should end the ambiguity. We should be perfectly clear to the Chinese Communists, we will defend Taiwan if China tries to invade and forcibly annex it. It’s true that,...
    A transgender woman's boyfriend has hit back at critics who have questioned their relationship and accused her of not telling him she's trans, saying he thinks it's 'completely disgusting.' Jayde McFarlane, 20, and her boyfriend Tyler have gone viral after responding to a commenter who claimed he must not know that she is trans because he wouldn't be in a relationship with her if he did.  The TikTok star, who makes humorous videos about her life as a trans woman, shared footage of Tyler cuddling with her in bed. 'Do you know I'm trans?' she asked him while running her fingers through his hair.   Scroll down for video   Hitting back: Transgender TikToker Jayde McFarlane, 20, and her boyfriend Tyler have responded to a commenter who claimed she must be keeping her trans identify from him  Not right: The stranger suggested that Tyler wouldn't be in a relationship with Jayde if he knew she was transgender. 'Trans women are real women,' he fired back 'Yeah. I know that you're a perfect, beautiful woman, and you always have been,' Tyler replied,...
    Our pets are affected by everything we use, whether it’s the shampoo we use to bathe them or the products we use to clean and freshen our home. Even essential oils and other natural aromatherapy products can have an impact on our pets’ health. Cats are especially sensitive because anything that’s placed on their fur can be ingested as they groom themselves. Dogs also have sensitive skin and a heightened sense of smell, and even birds and other small pets can be sensitive to products and scents. Certain everyday products can cause respiratory issues and skin irritation, and using the wrong type of grooming products on our pets can result in everything from minor irritation to rashes and burns. As pet guardians, it’s our responsibility to protect our pets from harm, and that includes being careful about the products we use on our pets as well as around the home. Why Human Products Are Not Safe For Use on Pets oritslama/pixabay A dog named Violet almost died when her guardian used human hair coloring to dye her white fur...
    MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough refuted the claim that Georgia’s new elections law is “Jim Crow 2.0” during Monday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe.” Scarborough said “we need to be precise in our criticism” of the law, before breaking down how actual Jim Crow-era voting rules negatively impacted black voters. (RELATED: Psaki Doubles Down On Biden’s ‘Four Pinocchio’ Claim That Georgia Election Bill Ends Voting Hours Early) Scarborough began by noting that critics of Georgia’s new law have likened it to “Jim Crow-era voting rules.” He then played a video clip of President Joe Biden criticizing the law. “I’m convinced that we’ll be able to stop this because it is the most pernicious thing — this makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle,” Biden said in the video. “This is gigantic, what they’re trying to do, and it cannot be sustained. I’m going to do everything in my power, along with my friends in the House and the Senate, to keep that from becoming the law.” “I understand the reaction to what happened on January 6. I understand the skepticism on...
    VIDEO5:5905:59Dr. Scott Gottlieb on the timeline for mask use and new coronavirus variantsSquawk Box Americans should continue wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus transmission at this point in the pandemic, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. In the coming months, he said, that should guidance should hopefully change. "We need to be careful this month. I don't think that this is the time to start lifting ... the simpler mitigations like wearing masks, things like that," the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said on "Squawk Box." Gottlieb's comments came in response to a heated exchanged Thursday between White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. In a Senate committee hearing, Paul, an ophthalmologist before going into politics, suggested to Fauci that advising people to wear masks even after they have been vaccinated against Covid was "theater." "You want to get rid of vaccine hesitancy? Tell them they can quit wearing their mask after they get the vaccine," Paul said, asserting there was "virtually 0% chance" someone who has been vaccinated could get Covid-19....
    On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that President Joe Biden will announce that it is possible that the country will be “closer to normal” by July 4, but in order to do so, “we’re going to have to keep our masks on, socially distance,” and get vaccinated. Host Ari Melber asked, “Jen, is the July 4 announcement important because it gives somebody — gives everybody something to look forward to? I mean, it doesn’t seem as central as these other things. But you’re sort of telling people, hang on, and by that classic American holiday, maybe we can have gatherings again?” Psaki responded, “Ari, I think the president feels that we all need a little hope and something to look forward to and something to incentivize continued sacrifice. He will make very clear in his speech that that is going to require to get to the point where you can have a barbecue in your backyard and I can have a barbecue in my backyard, we’re going to have to keep our...
    Dirk Van de Put, chairman and CEO of Mondelez International, leads one of the world's biggest snack food companies. With consumer priorities shifting over the past year during to the coronavirus pandemic and social unrest, he's started to view his leadership position differently. Thinking a decade down the road, he aims to be what he calls an "ambassador of the future" for consumer behavior. Van de Put envisions a modernized food company that's both transparent and sustainable for its customers and employees. In his sit-down for "CNBC's Evolve: The Faber Interview" series, he details the changes he sees Mondelez undergoing in each of these ways. "It's exciting, it's inspiring, but it's complex," Van de Put said on the evolution, "We will need to drive big changes, we will need to be a very different company." When it comes to sustainability, he emphasized setting goals that are measurable, not just talk. "You need to be able to prove that what you do is really going to happen." Van de Put continued by saying that ESG investing is the main thing shareholders...
    West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R) defended the ongoing need for mask mandates as some other Republican governors have started to roll them back. On CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday, Margaret Brennan asked about how he has eased some business restrictions while keeping the mandate in place. “How do you respond to those in your party who say masks violate their rights?” Brennan asked. “I think that’s ridiculous,” Justice said. He said he doesn’t like masks — “nobody likes a mask” — but emphasized “we need to be a little more cautious.” “For crying out loud, if we could be a little more prudent for 30 more days or 45 more days or whatever it took for us to get on rock-solid ground, that’s the approach West Virginia is going to take,” the governor added. When asked about vaccine hesitancy, Justice said convincing people is about trust and transparency. “When we tell our people over and over and over… I tell them this almost every day, for crying out loud, do you really think you’re going to take the vaccine...
    West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice said people should be "a little more prudent" and on "rock-solid ground" before mask mandates are lifted as fellow GOP governors have scrapped requirements amid a downturn in cases. “When it really, really boils right down to it, I have saying: One robin doesn’t make spring, and when the first robins start coming back, and you just react and run out — ‘Oh, it’s wonderful, it’s spring, it’s spring’ — you’re about to get hit by a winter storm, and absolutely get your butt handed to you," he told Face the Nation's Margaret Brennan on Sunday when asked about lifting restrictions. He continued: “In this situation, we need to be a little more prudent and a little more cautious, nobody likes a mask, but for crying out loud, if we could be a little more prudent for 30 more days or 45 more days or whatever it took for us to get on rock-solid ground that’s the approach West Virginia’s going to take, and that’s the approach that I think it should...
    BORIS Johnson stands on the cusp of another critical moment in his epic battle with Covid. Last April, of course, it was the PM’s own life that was on the line when he lay in intensive care with the virus ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...   2Boris needs to be bold tomorrowCredit: AFP This time, the future success of Britain is in the balance as he prepares to unveil his plan to unlock the nation. Tomorrow he will reveal his detailed blueprint to lead us out of a series of ruinous lockdowns that have devastated the economy, jobs and the education of our children. But the PM has plenty to draw comfort from. In January, the peak month for illness when Covid was rife and the NHS at its most vulnerable, emergency hospital admissions were actually lower than the same month four years ago. Lockdown and our amazing NHS staff did their jobs, and countless thousands of lives were saved. At the same time the Government now believes every adult in Britain could...
    People wearing protective masks wait in line to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a large scale vaccination site in Sacramento, California, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Scientists and health officials told Congress Friday the federal government needs to ramp up its supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses as they work to streamline the process for getting the shots. Those two changes are key if federal officials want to increase the number of people who will get the shots, scientists and public health officials testified before the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology. "Even people who are motivated and excited about the vaccine can be deterred by the smallest amount of friction in the system, whether that's complex logistics, inconvenience or confusing instructions," said Dr. Alison Buttenheim, scientific director for the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The hearing comes as elected officials and health experts work to fight hesitancy and disinformation surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine. "Fix the easy stuff," Buttenheim said. "Frankly, fixing those hassle factors is often...
    DEATH in Paradise's boss has warned there will be a 'difficult' shake-up after series 10 and admitted 'we need to do better'. The BBC crime drama returned for its 10th series last week, with Ralf Little back as DI Neville Parker. 3Death in Paradise faces a 'difficult' shake up after series 10 according to its boss Credit: Red Planet He is joined on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie by a diverse cast including Josephine Jobert, Don Warrington and Tobi Bakare, but executive producer Tim Key has revealed more can be done when it comes to diversity. He said: "All of the conversations that have been happening this year we want to be part of those conversations and we are part of those conversations. “Without wanting to sound sort of corny about it I really have been doing a huge amount of talking and listening this year and trying to think where can we do better but also where can the industry do better." Tim revealed a large percentage of the crew are natives to Guadeloupe, where...
    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat” that an independent commission investigation into the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol would help to stop any future “would-be Trump tyrants.” Blumenthal said, “We need to reverse the rising tide of extremist violence in this country. The mob that Donald Trump mobilized was armed. The Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police recovered firearms on that day. That mob is still out there and still dangerous, and part of the reason that I believe we need a 9/11 commission, that type of commission. I’m drafting a bill that I hope will be bipartisan, to uncover the causes and impose accountability, and provide more protection against that kind of a mob, that violent extremism.” He added, “There’s a need for more truth-telling. There’s a need for more facts. That’s why a 9/11 type commission will be important to uncover the larger causes, the individuals who should be held had accountable, and as you have said, an unsuccessful coup attempt without accountably is a dress rehearsal. The would-be Trump tyrants waiting to mobilize that mob...
    Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed mask usage as local governments across the country loosen up restrictions due to improving coronavirus numbers. Fauci emphasized the importance of wearing masks at this time, but said the length of mask wearing should not be “measured in years.” However, he advised that “we’ll be wearing masks for several, several months.” “There’s still going to be the important need to wear masks. I think we still need to do that,” Fauci said as he pushed for a safe and gradual reopening of the country. “When you say need for masks, you mean for quite some time — into the foreseeable future — a year, two years, three years?” host George Stephanopoulos asked. “I’m not so sure it’s measured in years, George, but I think until we get the level of virus to such a low level in the community, and I had said a projection — and it’s only a projection — that hopefully by the time we get all the people vaccinated, let’s say 70-85%...
    THE hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors are being clobbered by the pandemic, with many firms teetering on the brink or closing altogether. Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s VAT reduction to five per cent was a welcome support but is due to end on March 31. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 9TV chef Tom Kerridge says pubs need politicians to back the industryCredit: BBC So The Sun is calling for it to be kept low in next month’s Budget to help save jobs. Here business owners, including chef Tom Kerridge and Merlin’s Nick Varney, tell us how that would help them. 'Pubs are in danger' By Tom Kerridge PUBS are more than just a place to have a pint — they are where we meet to say cheers or shed some tears. Where the lonely find a warm welcome and someone to talk to and neighbours go from being strangers to friends. 9Pubs are more than just a place to have a pint — they are where we meet to say cheers or shed some tearsCredit:...
    Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of cloud services at Google LLC, speaks during the Google Cloud Next '19 event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The conference brings together industry experts to discuss the future of cloud computing.Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google cloud chief Thomas Kurian said Wednesday that he's focused on growth for now, with an eye toward profitability later on. "We're working closely with Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat to improve our operating margin and operating loss, which will both benefit from increased scale over time," Kurian told Heath Terry, a Goldman Sachs managing director, at the virtual Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. "Scale will bring material improvements in profitability. And we're very focused on that. We know in this business we need scale in order to be profitable." Investors are looking for reassurance that Google's its years-long investment in cloud computing can contribute to rather than detract from the profitability of Google parent Alphabet. Growth could also make Google more competitive with market leader Amazon, which derives almost half of...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The internet has expanded kids’ access to information. Now, two Colorado lawmakers want to help them identify misinformation and disinformation. From Facebook and Twitter to blogs and apps, the information landscape is vast, and State Rep. Barbara McLachlan says facts can vary widely. (credit: CBS) “Whenever somebody starts off a sentence with ‘I read somewhere that this happened,’ you think, ‘Wait a minute.’ I think we all need to be a little distrustful about where people are getting their information,” McLachlan said. A school teacher-turned-state lawmaker, McLachlan says kids who consume news almost exclusively online are especially vulnerable. A study by Stanford University found 82 percent of middle school students can’t tell the difference between an online ad and a news story. McLachlan and State Rep. Lisa Cutter are carrying a bill to improve media literacy among kids. “We don’t want to teach kids what to think,” says Cutter. “We’re not taking a stand that one side is right and another is wrong, or one outlet is good and one outlet is bad. We just want to...
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