Coronavirus live news: Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial put on hold; England bans gatherings of more than six

10.39pm EDT 22:39 New Zealand confirms six new cases of community transmission Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for the Guardian: New Zealand reported six new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, all spread by community transmission and connected to an outbreak in the largest city, Auckland. Health authorities are asking all members of a particular church, Mt. Roskill Evangelical Fellowship, to be tested for the coronavirus –even if they are not symptomatic or have been tested before. All six of the new cases …

‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ To End In 2021: ‘End Of An Era’

Keeping up with the KarJenner clan is about to get a lot harder: “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is concluding its 14-year run in 2021. The family announced the news in a statement they simultaneously shared to Instagram on Tuesday evening, telling fans that “with heavy hearts” they will say goodbye to the reality show that’s run for 20 seasons. “After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and several spin-off shows, we’ve decided as a family …

Amazon to create 10,000 new permanent jobs in U.K. this year

An employee looks for items in one of the corridors at an Amazon warehouse. Carlos Jasso | Reuters Amazon has announced that it expects to create 10,000 new permanent jobs in the U.K. this year, bringing the company’s total headcount in the country to more than 40,000.  The vast majority of the roles are likely to be based in Amazon warehouses.  The Seattle-headquartered e-commerce giant said Thursday it had already added 3,000 new permanent staff to its warehouses, sorting centers …

US sanctions top International Criminal Court officials

The United States has imposed sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and one of her top aides. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the moves on Wednesday, saying that “the ICC continues to target Americans”. The Hague-based court is continuing an investigation into whether US forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. The sanctions include a freeze on assets held in the US or subject to US law and target Bensouda and the court’s head of jurisdiction, Phakiso Mochochoko. …

Trump Wants To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints, And DNA

The Trump administration has drafted a proposal that would dramatically expand the number of people required to provide biometrics for their immigration applications, while also increasing the personal information the government can demand, such as eye scans, voice prints, DNA, and photographs for facial recognition. According to parts of a draft policy obtained by BuzzFeed News, the government would be allowed to request biometrics from immigrants who have received some benefit, like a green card or work permit, at any …

Hurricane Laura: Donald Trump visits storm-lashed Louisiana and Texas

Donald Trump got a first-hand look on Saturday at hurricane damage to south-west Louisiana, two days after Hurricane Laura roared in off the Gulf of Mexico with winds up to 150mph, killing at least 15 people, knocking out power and causing extensive flooding and lack of running water across several towns. After arriving at Lake Charles before meeting with politicians and emergency workers and a second, scheduled stop in Orange county, Texas, Trump said: “I’m here to support the great …

What We Now Know (And Still Don’t Know) About Asymptomatic COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, health experts have explored the potentially major role of asymptomatic carriers in COVID-19 outbreaks. It’s been one of the great mysteries about the coronavirus, as it’s something that hasn’t been tracked thoroughly with other respiratory illnesses. Evidence suggests nearly half of all COVID-19 cases may be without symptoms. Plus, those who never get symptoms, especially kids, may have the potential to spread it just as readily as infected people with symptoms. This highlights the …

China fires ‘aircraft-carrier killer’ missile in warning to US

China has fired two missiles, including one dubbed an “aircraft-carrier killer”, into the South China Sea, according to a news report, in a pointed warning to the United States as tensions in the disputed sea lane rise to new levels.  The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday that Beijing fired one intermediate-range ballistic missile, DF-26B, from Qinghai province and another medium-range ballistic missile, DF-21D, from Zhejiang province on Wednesday in response to US aerial activities in a “no-fly …

A Facebook Executive Who Shared An Anti-Muslim Post Has Apologized To Employees

A top Facebook executive in India has apologized to Muslims in the company for sharing a post on her Facebook page that called India’s Muslims a “degenerate community” for whom “nothing except purity of religion and implementation of Shariah matter.” “Dear friends – The intent of my personal Facebook post was not to denigrate Islam,” Ankhi Das, Facebook’s policy director for India and South and Central Asia, wrote in an internal message to employees obtained by BuzzFeed News. “It was …

Coronavirus live news: WHO hopes crisis can be over within two years; Italy records biggest daily infection rise since May

6.56pm EDT 18:56 After France reported 4,771 new cases – its biggest daily increase since lockdown ended – the UK government has announced travellers from France to the UK will be required to self certify that they are not suffering coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case within 14 days preceding travel. Updated at 7.00pm EDT 6.38pm EDT 18:38 Hi, Josh Taylor here taking over the blog. We have some more information on the Queensland Covid-19 …

Cops Who Charged Civil Rights Leaders With Felonies Try To Sideline Progressive Prosecutor

The Virginia police department that slapped a prominent politician, local civil rights leaders and public defenders with felony charges related to the destruction of Confederate statues is also pushing to prevent a progressive prosecutor from handling the cases. And it’s doing so by claiming the prosecutor is a potential eyewitness ― even though she says she wasn’t at the scene of the protests.   The Portsmouth Police Department announced Monday that it put felony warrants out against Virginia Senate Pro …

A Girl Fleeing The Men Who Raped Her Came To The US Seeking Protection, But ICE Quickly Sent Her Back

After weeks of traveling through Mexico carrying her infant daughter, the 17-year-old thought she would soon be reunited with her parents and finally leave behind the threat of the men who had raped her in Guatemala. Claudia had just been rescued by Border Patrol agents after the smuggler her parents had hired abandoned her in the Arizona desert. The teenager had survived a situation hundreds of immigrants lost in the desert don’t, but Claudia’s hopes were quickly dashed when she …

Lithuania bans Hezbollah affiliates in move hailed by Israel

The 10-year ban was decided by the Migration Department, Linkevicius says [File: Francois Lenoir/Reuters] Lithuania has announced that individuals affiliated with the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement will be banned from entering the country, in a moved welcomed by Israel, which sees the group as a regional threat. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said the country stands beside the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, which declared Hezbollah in its entirety “a terrorist group”. Most other European Union …

‘It Was a Planned Attack.’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Looting Was Organized

A day after looters smashed-in retailer’s windows, carried away loads of high-end merchandise and overwhelmed police officers in downtown Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the violence was an organized raid and not a demonstration of angry protest. “When people showed up on Michigan Avenue in the downtown area with U-Haul trucks and cargo vans, and sophisticated equipment used to cut metal, and the methods that were used, and how quickly it got spun up… that wasn’t any spontaneous reaction,” Lightfoot …

What Sort Of Carbs Can I Eat if I’m Living the Paleo Way Of Life?

The paleo diet is frequently connected with low carbohydrates and a heavy met consumption. This does not always be true. Unlike the Atkins diet, the paleo diet is not concentrated on lowering carbs. It is more about addition and exclusion of foods. You are needed to only consume foods that are permitted on the paleo diet plan and avoid foods such as processed foods, grains, dairy, sugar, artificial additives, etc. Simply by eliminating these foods or foods which contain these …

Negative Anger

Anger is either unfavorable or favorable. When we are angry, we typically ignore an issue otherwise manage it by screaming at the source. Anger is an emotion that either controls us or helps us to be successful in life. If we have negative ideas most likely when a threat hits our emotion, we will take off. A few of us abuse others by, striking, slapping, verbally attacking, psychologically abusing, or punching walls or other obstacles to vent our anger. We …

COVID relief bill: Negotiations reach breaking point, Trump plans executive order

Mnuchin said he will recommend Trump take executive action this weekend. August 8, 2020, 1:18 AM 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Talks between the administration and Democratic leadership on a path forward for a COVID-19 relief bill collapsed Friday, with both parties leaving negotiations citing no measured progress toward an agreement and no plans for a future meeting. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows have been in daily discussion with Speaker …

Hair Extensions – The Fast Way To Grow Your Hair Out

Some people who weren’t blessed with good hair are really jealous of those people who have the luxury of having the ability to wear their hair long and keep it that way in spite of whatever inconveniences that long hair may bring to an individual. From taking a longer time in taking a bath in addition to needing to deal with all sorts of month-to-month hair treatments simply to keep that long hair in suggestion, top, shape. For those who …

Calcium and Consuming Healthy.

Did you comprehend the significance of calcium in your diet plan before the prevalent news of the results of insufficient calcium was released? Most likely not. Chances are you still don’t completely understand the effect of calcium on your digestion processes and the performance of your heart. Calcium is one of the essential elements that must exist during the metabolism of our food, and throughout the pounding of your heart. Calcium shortages in these two areas are what assists lead …

What Benefits Can I See by Switching to a Paleo Diet plan?

The paleo diet has actually taken the world by storm and remains in reality, the most popular diet plan on earth at the moment. Many individuals have actually tried it and lots of have quit too. There are thousands who have effectively adopted this diet plan and report a large variety of advantages after embracing the paleo way of life. The paleo diet is actually a way of life modification because of the nature of the diet plan. It is …