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Lib Dem leader Ed Davey calls the POLICE on Nigel Farage claiming he 'broke lockdown rules' at pub

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 18:00
Mr Farage, 56, found himself at the centre of the unexpected row after posting a picture of himself enjoying his first pint at the pub. He had been in America on June 20 and said he did nothing wrong
Categories: UK News

Private jet from Colorado with five Americans on board is DENIED entry to Italy

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 17:40
The jet flew from the Eagle County Regional Airport on the afternoon of July 1 and made it to the Cagliari Elmas Airport in Sardinia on July 2 at around 10.30am.
Categories: UK News

Moderate Drinking May Improve Cognitive Health for Older Adults, Study Says

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-07-04 17:34
"A new study found low to moderate drinking may improve cognitive function for White middle-aged or older adults," reports CNN: The findings support prior research which found that, generally, one standard drink a day for women and two a day for men -- which is the US guidance -- appears to offer some cognitive benefits... "There is now a lot of observational evidence showing that light to moderate alcohol drinking is associated with better cognitive function and a lower risk of dementia compared with alcohol abstaining," said senior principal research scientist Kaarin Anstey, a director of the NHMRC Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration in Australia, who was not involved in the study... The new study, published Monday in JAMA Network Open, analyzed data on nearly 20,000 participants from the University of Michigan's Health and Retirement Study, a longitudinal panel study that surveys a representative sample of Americans on a variety of health issues. Study participants, who were predominately white, female and a mean age of 62, were given cognitive tests starting in 1996 through 2008, and were surveyed every other year for approximately nine years. When compared with those who said they never drank, low to moderate drinking was associated with significantly higher cognition scores for mental status, word recall and vocabulary over time, as well as with lower rates of decline in each of those areas. But before you get too excited, CNN has a "However..." paragraph: However, a major global study released last year found that no amount of liquor, wine or beer is safe for your overall health. It found that alcohol was the leading risk factor for disease and premature death in men and women between the ages of 15 and 49 worldwide in 2016, accounting for nearly one in 10 deaths... "What we know for sure is that drinking too much alcohol definitely harms the brain in a major way. What is less clear is whether or not low to moderate intake may be protective in certain people, or if total abstinence is the most sound advice," said neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson, founder of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical Center. "Based on conflicting studies, I don't think at this time we can know for sure whether none versus low to moderate consumption is best in each individual person..."

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Categories: Technology

Essex hospital gives 'disappointing' update for pregnant women

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-07-04 17:31
The news will be upsetting for many mums-to-be
Categories: Essex News

The latest rules for wearing face masks inside supermarkets

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-07-04 17:20
Rules and regulations in supermarkets have changed many times during lockdown
Categories: Essex News

Pro surfer abducted and raped for two months on a houseboat in India

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 16:57
Carmen Greentree was just 22 when she travelled from Sydney to India in 2004 and was tricked into staying on a houseboat by abusers posing as tourism operators, where she was raped every night.
Categories: UK News

Pioneering black actor Earl Cameron who appeared in Doctor Who and Thunderball dies aged 102 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 16:54
Pioneering actor Earl Cameron CBE, who was one of the first successful black British actors, has died at the age of 102. He was best known for his roles in Doctor Who and Thunderball.
Categories: UK News

Defence Minister Johnny Mercer opens up about the trauma of watching his friend die in Afghanistan

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 16:52
Speaking on the Crisis What Crisis? podcast,, the former army officer - who completed three military tours of Afghanistan - opened up about his mental health struggles from a young age.
Categories: UK News

Police searching for teenage boy who exposed himself in park

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-07-04 16:52
The incident happened late last month at a Thurrock park
Categories: Essex News

Woman impresses Facebook users with kitchen transformation

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 16:38
British DIY enthusiast Annette Vasey impressed members of Facebook's DIY On A Budget UK, with photos of her kitchen transformation, and revealed that the entire overhaul cost around £60.
Categories: UK News

Does Success in Life Depend on Understanding Both Technology and Constitutional Law?

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-07-04 16:34
Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: In 2019's The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know, the New York Times' Thomas Friedman reported that of all the skills and knowledge the College Board tested young people for, it determined that mastering "two codes" — computer science and the U.S. Constitution — were the most correlated to success in college and in life. On Wednesday, Rhode Island announced it's teaming with the College Board to ensure schoolkids study the "Two Codes"... The press release says they're "launching a partnership to advance two key educational goals: understanding how the U.S. Constitution works and how technology can power solutions to problems facing our world... Each school will identify two teacher leads, a Computer Science teacher and a Government and Politics teacher, who will coordinate their school's participation in the program. The leads will receive a stipend of $1,500 per year, and the College Board will provide a broad range of support for the training of teachers and implementation of the effort." The College Board's Chief of Global Policy and External Relations says in the announcement that "It's not enough to be users of technology; this generation of students needs to guide it and make it work for democracy."

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Categories: Technology

IN MEMORIAM: Death notices in the Braintree and Witham Times this week

Braintree and Witham Times - Sat, 2020-07-04 16:00
Here are the death announcements carried in the Times this week.
Categories: Essex News

Elderly man suffers serious head injury in crash

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-07-04 15:56
Another man has also been taken to hospital
Categories: Essex News

UK records 44 new Covid deaths - the lowest Saturday tally since lockdown began

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 15:54
A further 44 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in the UK, NHS England said.
Categories: UK News

Birds show off their playful side in hilarious snaps that will leave you in stitches

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 15:41
Bird lovers from around the world have shared hilarious snaps of their feathered friends, from an owl sitting cross-legged, to a bird waiting for it's turn to order at the Mcdonald's drive-in.
Categories: UK News

Johnny Depp fails to have his ex Amber Heard banned from court while he gives evidence

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 15:38
The trial, which centres on a 2018 article which refers to Depp as a 'wife beater', which he strenuously denies, will begin in London on Tuesday.
Categories: UK News

Americans Lag Behind Other Countries -- and Pay More for Their Cellphone Service

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-07-04 15:34
"American consumers pay significantly more for cellphone service than people in many other countries," reports the New York Times. It's in an article headlined "The U.S. Is Lagging Behind Many Rich Countries. These Charts Show Why." Although executives' salaries have risen in most countries, relative to those of workers, in recent decades, the trend is more extreme in the U.S... The minimum wage is higher in other countries than it is in much of the United States... In addition to minimum wage, the United States has done less to combat rising corporate concentration. Large U.S. companies are better able to hold down the wages of workers, who don't always have good employment options, and are also able to charge higher prices because of less competition... Arguably the biggest outlier is the American health care system. Prices for drugs, medical procedures and doctors' visits are all substantially higher in the United States than in other countries... In all, Americans pay almost twice as much on average for medical care as citizens of other rich countries. And as you may remember from the opening chart in this article, Americans are far from the world's healthiest people... The middle class and poor receive a smaller share of national income in the U.S. than in much of Europe, while the rich receive a greater share. If anything, these statistics understate American exceptionalism on inequality, because Americans also work longer hours for their pay than workers in many other places.

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Categories: Technology

New York reports 918 new coronavirus infections - its highest total since mid-June 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 15:25
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, confirmed on Friday that there had been 918 new infections over the previous 24 hours - the highest number since mid June.
Categories: UK News

Girl, 2, dies at house as police launch investigation into 'unexplained' incident

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 15:07
Officers were called to an address in Redding, Falkirk, on July 2 around 10.25am after reports of a two-year-old girl becoming unwell.
Categories: UK News

Sky Sports pundits deal fresh blow to BLM as they all ditch badges and wear 'Kick It Out' logos

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-07-04 15:03
Jeff Stelling and Clinton Morrison, Paul Merson and Matt Le Tissier donned the other campaign's badges days after concern was raised over the Black Lives Matter movement's ideology.
Categories: UK News

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