Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

June 26, 2017

… policies have very stringent restrictions, which can be revoked in cases of criminal activity, meaning the patient is not necessarily covered. “So people are not as safe in the private sector as they are in the NHS because policies are subject to review, so even if you sue somebody, if the insurers say it is criminal conduct it falls outside the policy,” she said. “It’s really bad and before this case I don’t think anyone realised it could happen.” image …

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The teenagers growing up with cancer – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… hurt her ears and give her a sore head. image caption Nairn was worried about losing his hair Nairn, who is 14, says: “I started getting unwell about January time. I thought it was a chest infection. “Then I started to get a bit sicker, coughing and things like that. It was bringing my mood down. I lost a lot of energy and I just felt horrible. “I was going straight home to my bed. I was crying a lot, the emotions were building up in me so much I didn’t know …

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 25, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8875114h) President Donald Trump is greeted by supporters during a rally, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s …

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Facebook is releasing a new app for YouTube-like creators

June 24, 2017

image: facebook Facebook wants more video, so it’s releasing a new app just for creators, the company announced at the annual online video conference VidCon Friday. SEE ALSO: Facebook is embracing YouTube-like stars as it pushes for more video It’s in part an update to Facebook Mentions, an app currently available to verified accounts on the social network, which includes celebrities, online influencers, and journalists. Mentions is where Facebook first released Facebook Live …

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London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… Article 2 inquests are held where the state or a public body may have played a part in the death of a person, or failed to protect a life when it knew – or ought to have known – of a real and immediate risk to the life of that person. image copyright Getty images image caption Judge Frances Kirkham made clear recommendations after the 2009 Lakanal House fire The lack of legal force behind coroners’ recommendations was seen after the inquests in 2013 into the death of …

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Would Trump make a good royal?

June 23, 2017

(CNN)The power of the British monarchy has been on display during recent tragedies. Leave it to Prince Harry to spoil it all. Who, after all, could survive the nonstop attention and demand for selfies? Who would thrive under such scrutiny, and do it all while wearing a gold crown weighing more than three pounds? It would take a certain type of person. The sort of person who fills his court with relatives, perhaps, who thinks the separation of powers is a foreign concept, and …

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK When serious questions first began to emerge about Uber’s culture, Liane Hornsey didn’t see a problem. The chief of human resources for the company, the person who is supposed to be the top representative for Uber employees, just wasn’t worried, and she didn’t see what former Uber engineer Susan Fowler described in her viral blog post back in February. “(Fowlers) blog shocked me, Hornsey told USA Today in May. But, what did …

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Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

June 22, 2017

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of social media where photos can receive positive or negative ratings and the popularity of celebrity culture, complete with …

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How do you get over your home burning down? – BBC News

June 22, 2017

image caption Maria De Vita’s neighbour died in the fire When Maria De Vita heard glass smashing at her home in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, she thought it was someone outside doing a spot of late-night recycling. She later discovered it was one of next door’s windows exploding in a fire in which her neighbour died. Ms De Vita woke her two young daughters and they left the house with nothing. The girls even had to go to school the next day dressed only in their …

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This Instagram post from Beyonc’s mom has us asking a lot of questions about the twins

June 20, 2017

image: Leon Bennett/FilmMagic Apparently, the Knowles-Carter twins have arrived. Or did they? We’re really confused. Neither Beyonc or Jay-Z have announced the birth, but Matthew Knowles, Beyonc’s father, sent a tweet on Father’s Day that confirmed the twins have indeed entered the world. But the beloved matriarch of the family, Tina Lawson, has been mysteriously mum about her newest grandkids. Her latest Instagram post was taken across the country from Beyonc, and …

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9 hilariously moany tweets about just how damn hot Britain is

June 20, 2017

Too… hot… can't… cope…image: Shutterstock / Pajor Pawel In Britain, complaining about the weather is almost as popular a past-time as drinking tea. SEE ALSO: 8 charts that sum up the misery of the British summer This week, it’s ridiculously hot. The sun’s out, temperatures are up in the early thirties (Celsius), and us Brits are doing what we do best in times like this: moan. 1. It’s so hot the dog has started to melt pic.twitter.com/Qsl41JkQSu …

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Medicine information leaflets ‘too scary’, say experts – BBC News

June 20, 2017

They make people unduly anxious about taking medicines and could be the reason why fewer than 50% continue with drugs they have started taking. The likelihood of the side-effects occurring is also rarely explained – instead they are labelled “possible” or “serious”. And the benefits of the medicines are usually understated, taking up much less space on the leaflet than potential harms. image copyright Science Photo Library image caption And the confusion is …

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

June 20, 2017

Prof Kate Spencer from Queen Mary University of London led the investigation and has now raised serious concerns about the impact not only on the environment – but on public health. image caption Barry Falgate, site manager at Dunbar landfill In 1990, the Environmental Protection Act set out a regime for regulating and licensing the disposal of controlled waste. One site in Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, handles 5,000 tonnes of waste every week from Edinburgh, which is …

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Kim Kardashian picked an interesting time to adopt two identical puppies

June 19, 2017

Kim sees your human twins, Bey, and raises you two puppies.image: GC images Look, we’re not saying there’s any wrong time to announce that you’ve brought two literal snowballs into the family, but right after news that Beyonc’s twins were born is an interesting choice. Especially if, like Kim Kardashian, you’re rumored to have some bad blood with Queen Bey. And yet, here’s Kim K (who has often expressed disinterest in pets because they’re filthy) …

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The controversial Trumped-up production of Julius Caesar was interrupted by protestors, and Twitter went off

June 19, 2017

The controversial production of Julius Caesar was hit by alt-right protests.image: AFP/Getty images Alt-right figures Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer attempted to shut down a performance of Shakespeare in the Park’s controversial, Trump-themed production of Julius Caesar by storming the stage and condemning other audience members for their participation in the spectacle. The show was paused, but ultimately, not shut down. Loomer, a writer for right-wing Canadian website Rebel Media, took …

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Inside the exclusive world of Tinder Select

June 19, 2017

Do you really want to be Select?image: Getty images The world first learned about the existence of Tinder Select earlier this year, but details have been hard to come by. Until now. Thankfully, Business Insider reporter Nathan McAlone managed to wrangle himself entrance into datings most exclusive club. And what he uncovered is…underwhelming. At least when compared to the VIP booth jammed with A-listers and unimaginably hot people that we’d all envisioned. He reports that visually, …

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There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 18, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is ‘not worried …

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Celine Dion wore a good T-Shirt

June 18, 2017

image: Dave J Hogan/Getty images Oh what do you know, Celine Dion did something perfect. The icon, who has a storied history of wearing graphic sweatshirts, took the stage in Copenhagen Thursday night wearing a fun tee scribbled with messages like “love,” “the biggest prick,”and “your soul?” It’s torn in just the right places, like a shirt that’s dealt with a lot of pricks. SEE ALSO: Celine Dion dancing to Cher backstage is a freakin’ …

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Mark Hamill just tweeted about his death but don’t freak out

June 18, 2017

image: Jemal Countess/Getty images for Tony Awards Productions Mark Hamill is very much alive and if you’ve heard anything about his deatheven from his official Twitter accountthen you’ve been duped by some fake news. The Star Wars actor poked fun at a tweet that claimed Hamill had passed away, and shared his sentiments for, well, himself with some apt hashtags. SEE ALSO: This photo of Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd in ‘Star Wars’ costumes will ruin you A fake …

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There’s a serious problem with Twitter’s account security

June 17, 2017

"Hmm, that's not right."image: BLOOMBERG/GETTY imageS Adding an extra layer of security to your online accounts is a fundamental step to protect your digital life from hackers, but what’s the point if the new methods are just as vulnerable as the old ones? It’s a question some Twitter users are asking after discovering that the two-factor authentication on their accounts isn’t as secure as it seems. SEE ALSO: The software that could prevent ISPs from selling …

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YouTube went offline worldwide, and internet had no chill

June 17, 2017

image: Getty images UPDATE: June 16, 2017, 10:16 a.m. EDT YouTube is back up, and life is ALL GOOD again. Carry on! The original story follows below. The world’s largest online video platform is not loading… and ahhhh… what the heck are we gonna do? YouTube went down on Friday morning and sent the internet into a tizzy. Instead of seeing the familiar YouTube home page, users were greeted with an error message. SEE ALSO: How a YouTube tech reviewer became the face of fidget …

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North Korean hackers blamed for worldwide WannaCry cyberattack

June 17, 2017

image: mashable North Korean hackers are allegedly behind the widespread ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service, affecting computers and hospitals and doctors’ offices last month, according to the BBC. The hackers belong to a group known as Lazarus, who is believed to have targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 as it planned to release the movie The Interview. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers They used a ransomware program …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… combined with the repeated use of adverts with practical messages designed to increase youth voter turnout by giving instructions on how to register to vote and where to find local polling stations. image copyright Getty images image caption Many of Momentum’s videos show Jeremy Corbyn embracing his supporters Its Facebook and Twitter pages feature a mixture of content, from posts mocking Theresa May’s record to videos of Mr Corbyn hugging some of his supporters. Joe Todd, …

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Residents of burning London tower tried to warn about fire safety in their blog

June 16, 2017

image: REX/Shutterstock Residents in the west London high-rise block which was engulfed in a massive blaze repeatedly warned that Grenfell Tower was a huge fire risk. SEE ALSO: Tesla fires engineer who alleged sexual harassment, wage discrimination In a blog post from November 2016, Grenfell Action Group accused the building’s landlord the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) of ignoring health and safety legislation on the 24-storey block. The post, entitled …

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Patreon is launching a bunch of new tools to help web creators build media companies

June 15, 2017

Patreon CEO Jack Conte rocks out in the 2013 music video that inspired the company.image: youtube screenshot Patreon has fed a hotbed of homemade art and bootstrap media. Now it’s looking to get more professional. The crowdfunding platform launched a sleek brand overhaul and a host of new creator tools on Wednesday in a bid to cast itself as a serious business builder for scrappy bedroom artists and established entertainers alike. Among the new features are Patreon’s own paywalled …

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