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BBC defends report with grieving man whose wife died of Covid 30-minutes before interview after ‘scaremongering’ complaints

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The BBC has defended its report from Royal London Hospital on the impact of coronavirus on staff and patients after viewers complained it was insensitive and scaremongering. On Monday, BBC News at Six and BBC News at 10 aired a harrowing package from journalist Clive Myrie which included an interview with Martin Freeborn, a man whose wife had died from Covid-19 just half-an-hour before going on camera. The corporation revealed it has been hit with some backlash over the segment, but has fiercely hit back at critics and argued the importance of reflecting the gravity of the pandemic and the current state of the NHS. ‘Our role as a...

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Dear Abby: My husband tells me to keep working out until my double chin disappears

DEAR ABBY: I battle with a double chin, and I loathe it. My chin hides itself only if I am under 126 pounds. Anything over that and it’s there. I’m not overweight, but my double chin makes me feel that way. Jeanne Phillips I have read that dermal fillers in the chin can discreetly get rid of this issue. The problem? My husband. He’s against any type of plastic surgery. He doesn’t like my double chin either, but he wants me to only get rid of it “naturally.” Normally I would agree. I have been exercising (running four times a week) without success. I don’t feel comfortable looking this way. Related Articles Dear Abby: I tried to warn my granddaughter about lesbian recruiting, and now she won’t speak to me Dear Abby: I think their sleeping arrange

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Drake delays Certified Lover Boy album release after going through rehab for knee injury

Drake’s pushed back his new album Certified Lover Boy (Picture: WireImage)Drake has been forced to delay the release of his anticipated next album Certified Lover Boy, after spending months recovering from a knee injury.  The God’s Plan rapper was expected to release his sixth studio album in January and had teased the record since last year.  However, fans will have to wait a little longer for Drake’s new music as he’s pushing it back after injuring his knee and undergoing surgery.  In a statement shared on Instagram, the Grammy-winning rapper explained: ‘I was planning to release my album this month but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to recovery.  ‘I’m blessed to be back on my feet, feeling great and focused on the album but CLB won’t be dropping in ...

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Paul Pogba says Anthony Martial and Manchester United’s strikers ‘do not have the same quality’ as Edinson Cavani

The Frenchman has lauded his teammate’s poaching abilities up top (Picture: MUTV)Paul Pogba has spoken glowingly about Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani after his goal against Fulham and believes the Uruguayan brings a quality none of the team’s other forwards possess. The Red Devils went behind at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night but responded through Cavani, who capitalised on an error from Alphonse Areola to equalise, before Pogba grabbed all three points with a brilliant left-foot finish from outside the box. Cavani lined up through the middle, with Anthony Martial moved out wide and Marcus Rashford on the bench, and Pogba believes the former PSG frontman is finally providing the focal point and poaching abilities United have lacked. Cavani pounced on Areola’s weak pa

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3 shot Wednesday in Chicago

Three people were shot Jan. 20, 2021, in Chicago. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-TimesA 16-year-old boy was shot about 11:20 p.m. in the 200 block of West Pershing Road. Three people were shot Wednesday in Chicago, including a 16-year-old boy who was shot in Wentworth Gardens on the South Side. About 11:20 p.m., he was standing outside in the 200 block of West Pershing Road, when he heard shots and felt a pain, Chicago police said. He was struck twice in his lower legs and once in his buttocks. The boy was brought to University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. The circumstances of the shooting remain unknown because the boy was uncooperative with officers. A man was shot in Garfield Park on the West Side. The 19-year-old was on the sidewalk about 5:50 p.m. in the 500 block of North...

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UK arrivals could have to pay for own two-week stay in quarantine hotels

Quarantine hotels may be introduced to tighten restrictions on arrivals amid fears of new mutant Covid strains being imported from abroad (Picture: SWNS; EPA)Travellers arriving in the UK could be forced to pay to stay in a ‘quarantine hotel’ for two weeks. Under plans similar to the Australian border system, government officials are reportedly talking with hotel groups over potentially using their facilities as quarantine centres for arrivals. It comes as the Government suspended all ‘travel corridors’ amid concerns around new strains of coronavirus, with passengers being forced to produce a negative test upon arrival to the UK. Ministers have said they are considering ‘all of the possibilities’ when asked directly about quarantine hotels, amid reports they are concerned the Co...

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Remember When the Atlanta Hawks Drafted a Newborn Baby?

One of the biggest events of the basketball offseason is undoubtedly the NBA draft, when teams vie for the hottest young talent. Draft success often boils down to getting a high pick, although savvy — or just plain lucky — teams can often strike gold lower in the draft. For the perfect example, just consider the Milwaukee Bucks taking superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo with the 15th pick in 2013. Speculative picks were an even more wild affair back in the ’70s and ’80s, when the draft stretched out for a whopping 10 rounds. Here we look back at some of the wackiest products of that process — including the Atlanta Hawks drafting a newborn baby — before taking a look at how the Hawks have fared in more recent drafts. Tongue-in-cheek NBA draft picks of the ’70s and ’80s Today’s draft

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Schools to find out next week when they are likely to reopen

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The Government will inform schools next week whether they will be able to reopen after the February half-term. Education secretary Gavin Williamson said one of the ‘key criteria’ for reopening schools would be ensuring the pressure on the NHS had eased. ‘My real focus is making sure that children get back into school at the earliest possible opportunity,’ he told Sky News. ‘Schools were the last to close and schools will very much be the first to reopen.’ He said he intended to give schools a ‘clear two-week notice period’ before they reopened. This means if pupils are to return to classrooms after half-term – which starts on February

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List PlacementGood morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings. Trump pardoned an ex-Google engineer facing prison. Anthony Levandowski was included in Trump's list of last-minute pardons, having been sentenced to 18 months in jail for stealing trade secrets around self-driving cars. Jack Ma is back. The Alibaba billionaire resurfaced in a live stream on Wednesday, Bloomberg reported, ending speculation as to his fate. QAnon followers are giving up. Wednesday was the final chance at redemption for QAnon, a baseless far-right conspiracy theory alleging that former President Donald T...

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Police release video of group involved in string of carjackings, armed robberies

Police released video footage Jan. 20 of a group wanted for a series of armed robberies and carjackings. | Sun-Times file photoThe group of men are also suspects in recent shootings in 10th and 11th police districts and are considered “armed and dangerous.” Police are searching for a group of men involved in a series of carjackings and armed robberies in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The group is also suspected to have committed recent shootings in the 10th and 11th police districts on the West Side and are considered “armed and dangerous,” police said. In each incident, the men use vehicles taken in previous armed robberies, Chicago police said. In one robbery Sunday, captured on video, the men approached a restaurant through a drive-thru in the 5600 Block of South Harlem and then...

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Thousands evacuated as Storm Christoph wreaks havoc with ‘danger to life’ floods

Flooding, snow and evacuations have hit communities hard (Picture: Backgrid/Mercury Press/Getty)Thousand of people were told to leave their homes last night as Storm Christoph continues to wreak havoc across the UK, with five ‘danger to life’ flood warnings now in place .  Widespread flooding has devastated northern communities, while inundated areas were also hit by snow, which comes after an emergency Cobra meeting to discuss the crisis.  Some 2,000 properties in the East Didsbury, West Didsbury and Northenden areas of Greater Manchester were due to be evacuated on Wednesday night because of rising water levels, the city council said, after police there had declared a major incident. People were also asked to leave their homes in parts of Ruthin and Bangor on Dee in North Wales, an

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Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and John Legend bring fireworks with stunning performances at Joe Biden inauguration

John Legend, Katy Perry and Demi Lovato performed at the inaugural concert (Picture: AP; Getty)Joe Biden’s presidency was ushered in with a pop bonanza thanks to the likes of Katy Perry, John Legend and Demi Lovato performing at the official inauguration concert last night.  After being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, Mr Biden ended the day with a televised concert with a bevy of pop stars performing from various locations due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Dark Horse singer Katy blew viewers away with a slightly pared back performance of her 2010 single Fireworks in front of the Lincoln Memorial, and ended the set with an explosion of fireworks which lit up the sky in the backdrop.  Her fiance Orlando Bloom was her biggest cheerleader as he filmed the end of t

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Teen boy shot in Wentworth Gardens

A 16-year-old boy was shot Jan. 20, 2021, in the 200 block of West Pershing Road. | Sun-Times fileAbout 11:20 p.m., he was standing outside in the 200 block of West Pershing Road, when he heard shots and felt a pain. A 16-year-old boy was shot Wednesday in Wentworth Gardens on the South Side. About 11:20 p.m., he was standing outside in the 200 block of West Pershing Road, when he heard shots and felt a pain, Chicago police said. He was struck twice in his lower legs and once in his buttocks, police said. The boy was brought to University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. The circumstances of the shooting remain unknown because the boy was uncooperative with officers, police said. Area One detectives are investigating. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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THE RISE OF GENETIC TESTING IN HEALTHCARE: How leading genetic testing companies like Ancestry and 23andMe are carving into healthcare with the promise to fuel more personalized care

Summary List Placement Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Digital Health industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here. The following is a preview of one Digital Health report, The Genetic Testing in Healthcare Report. You can purchase this report here. Since the first human genome was sequenced in 2003, the genetic testing market has evolved rapidly alongside consumers' interest in how their genetic makeup affects their health. The human genome was sequenced — or read in its entirety — for the first time in 2003 after more than 20 years of work and nearly $5 billion was put into the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) Human Genome Project — which marked a huge step in helping scientists and medical researchers un...

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