An attorney for one of four former Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd's death is highlighting Floyd’s past crimes and history of drug use, calling him an ex-con and “evident danger to the community.”
Data released on Friday by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) shows the estimate for R across the UK is between 1.0 and 1.2.
A hospital has “apologised unreservedly” to grieving families following the deaths of 31 patients who had contracted Covid-19 on its wards.A “robust” internal investigation was launched following the outbreak at Weston General Hospital in Somerset in May, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust said.
Laurence Fox has issued an apology on Twitter after sharing private messages between himself and fellow actor Rebecca Front.The 42-year-old, who in more recent years has become better known for his outspoken views, had revealed Front, 56, had blocked him on the social media site.
One might imagine that Nicola Sturgeon would be delighted that an independence vote had been overwhelmingly approved for Scots to break away from an overbearing and power-hungry government. But unfortunately for the First Minister the ballot that will take place is not the second referendum she is demanding Boris Johnson grants on Scotland separating from the UK. Instead the Shetland Islands are to explore options for greater independence amid intense frustration at Ms Sturgeon's government hoarding power and money. Councillors on the islands voted by 18 to two in favour of examining how they could achieve “financial and political self-determination”. Any constitutional change would be put to its 23,000 residents in a referendum. Although creating a separate nation state is not on the cards, they will explore whether the islands could become a self-governing Crown dependency like Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. And while an independent Scotland would face wrestling with the highest public spending deficit in Europe, the Shetlanders believe they would have the wealth and high-tech industries to flourish.
On Sept. 8, we found out that after 14 years and 18 seasons, the popular reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians will be coming to an end in 2021. To say it's the end of an era is a big understatement - we watched Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kylie, and Kendall grow and evolve, start their own businesses, become moms, and more on the show. Over the last 14 years, all of the Kardashian-Jenners have changed quite a bit, but Khloé Kardashian made for one of the biggest beauty transformation. Throughout the series, she's gone through various hairstyles, from her short, blunt bob to her long wavy style, and many different hair-color changes. Kardashian's makeup style has also evolved over the last decade and a half. Ahead, we're walking through her beauty transformation from 2007, when KUWTK started, to present-day 2020.
The focus on him is the latest in a series of twists and turns in one of the most high-profile missing person cases in recent history, which saw the three-year-old disappear from a holiday apartment in the Portuguese resort Praia da Luz in 2007. Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt has been on Christian B's trail in Portugal and Germany to find out more about him. Among the inmates of Kiel's high-security jail in northern Germany, there is one prisoner who has become the most notorious of all. Maybe a witness, a photo or a video." He added: "Someone asked me if we had found Madeleine's clothes.
Figures from around the world of boxing have paid tribute to Alan Minter following his death at the age of 69.The former British middleweight died on Wednesday following a battle with cancer, the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) confirmed.
Coronavirus is causing deeper social divides than Brexit, with more than half of mask wearers in the UK having strong negative attitudes to those who refuse to wear one, new research suggests. The poll of over 10,000 people, conducted by think tank Demos, found that people have contrasting opinions of the COVID-19 pandemic based on their experiences, social class and occupations. The findings show that the social divide on the key questions associated with the pandemic - such as mask wearing or lockdown rules - is now deeper than the divide over Brexit.
The Prime Minister's new rule of six to help curb the sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the UK was opposed by every minister apart from Matt Hancock, according to reports.People in England will be banned from socialising in groups of more than six from Monday following a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, with almost 3,000 new cases confirmed every day this week.
Victoria Azarenka came from a set down to stun record-chasing Serena Williams on Thursday and set up a US Open final against Japan's Naomi Osaka. Williams has promised to continue her search for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title at the French Open at Roland Garros later this month.Azarenka recovered from a 6-1 hammering in the first set to win the next two 6-3, 6-3 and schedule her first Grand Slam final appearance in seven years.The former world number one is enjoying a remarkable run in New York."I think when you're coming up from kind of nothing, then you become a number one player in the world, sometimes you can start to think you're invincible and that you're better than everybody, and it's not true," Azarenka said. Nightmare first set for AzarenkaAfter a first set plagued by double faults and unforced errors, Azarenka turned the tide in the second, upping her service game and getting more returns in play as she began to dictate lengthy rallies."I knew I needed to step up with my aggressivity, play a little smarter, play with a little bit more width of the court and bring the intensity up," Azarenka explained.The two-time Grand Slam winner had never beaten Williams before in a Grand Slam.Her last appearance in a Grand Slam final came in the US Open in 2013 when Williams beat her. Serena sets her sights on a Paris reboundSerena Williams plans to dust herself down after the disappointment of another failed attempt at a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title and continue her chase at the French Open at Roland Garros this month.When asked on Thursday night whether she would compete for a third title at Roland Garros, she answered: "Yeah, I mean, I'm definitely going to be going to Paris."
The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has departed London amid a deadlock in Brexit talks, after Brussels demanded the UK abandon plans to override key elements of the Withdrawal Agreement. .
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Night is a cherished time for your skin. It's when you slow down and give your body's largest organ a break from exposure to the elements, allowing it to restore and repair itself. Of course, there are some top-notch face moisturizers you can (and should) use to help the process along. While not everyone has the income for La Mer - including this editor - there are options for every budget. Before you slip between the sheets at night, consider grabbing one of these affordable buys from Sephora or Ulta. They're all under $55, and they're all packed with ingredients that will help your skin heal while you catch some much-needed zzz's.
The combination of nostalgic styles making a return and our constant desire to be comfortable has culminated in the return of the scrunchie. Honestly, we couldn't be happier. We're not willing to endure a headache so that our hair will stay in place, which is why we love our scrunchies. Aside from being practical, they're super cute too! If you're in the market for a new hair tie, which, let's be real, we always are, shop these 16 picks. Whether you want netural styles, embellished picks, or scrunchies with bows, we've got you covered. Plus, there's even a great option for working out. Keep on reading to shop the styles we're coveting. Related: Channel Your Inner '90s Girl With Instagram's Cutest Trend: Butterfly Hair Clips