Dead dolphins have washed up on shore in Mauritius after a Japanese ship ran aground last month, spewing more than 1,000 tonnes of oil into pristine waters that are home to endangered species.
Boris Johnson has dropped advice against face coverings in English schools after coming under pressure from unions, opposition parties and schools.It comes after a headteachers’ union in England said that while “evidence is clearly evolving on this issue”, the government should keep in step with the World Health Organisation and Scotland.
Femi Oluwole clashed with This Morning host Eamonn Holmes and Nigel Farage who labelled the political activist an "extremist" for his views on the Rule Britannia song.Reports that Rule Britannia could be axed from the Last Night of the Proms sparked a fierce row after The Sunday Times suggested there were concerns surrounding the songs' perceived association with colonialism and slavery.
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An ingredient in insect repellent can kill Covid-19, a study by the Ministry of Defence has found. The preliminary research by scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has found that Citriodiol may kill the strain of coronavirus which causes the virus. Jeremy Quin, the defence minister, said the latest research “shows that sprays containing Citriodiol, which has been made available to the MoD units engaged in the Covid response, can kill the virus”. The product is made from oil from the eucalyptus citriodora tree, and can be found in several popular insect repellents, including Mosi Guard. In May Ben Wallace confirmed that the Armed Forces were using insect repellent to ward off coronavirus, due to the fact that “weaker Citriodiol spray solutions have been found to provide a barrier against variants of the SARS virus”. At the time Mr Quin, the defence minister, told the House of Commons: "We are aware that it was efficacious against SARS and there is no evidence as yet whether it is a useful against Covid-19." However the study has now shown that Citriodiol is effective in certain situations. Dstl said it had shared its research in the hope that it will “act as the foundation for other scientific bodies who are researching the virus and possible solutions”. “Dstl is hopeful that the findings in this research can be used as a springboard for other organizations to expand and develop the research, as well as to confirm the findings in this publication,” it said. Dstl said it conducted the research after it was tasked by the Surgeon General to determine the level of anti-viral activity of Mosi-guard Natural spray against Covid-19, of which Citriodiol is an ingredient. It found that one minute liquid suspension tests indicated that Mosi-guard Natural has anti-viral activity against Covid-19 if mixed with the virus, and said that viral studies on latex synthetic skin indicated that Mosi-guard Natural also had antiviral activity against the virus. An MoD source cautioned that while things were in the preliminary stage “it’s definitely a good sign”. Mr Quin added: “Defence has played a wide variety of roles in supporting efforts to tackle coronavirus. We are pleased that this is another example of Defence sourcing innovative ways to keep people safe.”
Nicola Sturgeon's economic case for separation has received a "hammer blow" after her chief economist published figures showing Scotland's "dividend" from being part of the UK has surged to almost £2,000 per person. The General Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (Gers) figures for 2019/20 showed each Scot received £1,633 more than the UK average in public spending thanks to the Barnett Formula. This is the equivalent of 9.2 per cent of UK total spending. But tax revenue north of the Border was £308 less than the UK average, including a geographic share of North Sea oil, accounting for only 8 per cent of the UK total. The Scottish Tories said that together this meant the "Union dividend" per person has increased to £1,941, up from £1,805 the previous year, and separation would require spending cuts equivalent to the entire NHS budget. Scotland's notional deficit - the difference between spending and tax revenue - surged by £2 billion to £15.1 billion last year. This was the equivalent of 8.6 per cent of GDP - more than treble the UK figure of 2.5 per cent and nearly three times the 3 per cent required for EU membership.
Japanese women with artificial legs strut the catwalk in a show called "Amputee Venus", raising funds for medical workers during the pandemic. The models include Paralympic athletes who hope to set the mood for the international sports event postponed until next year.
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The Irish model said thinking about her three year marriage to the Westlife singer 'makes me a little bit sick in my mouth.'
Two-metre social distancing deployed across the world to limit the spread of coronavirus is based on “outdated science”, experts have said.A group of British scientists said distance should not be the focal point of measures designed to limit the spread of the virus and that the one-size-fits-all system should be replaced by "graded recommendations" for different settings.
Just before Tiffany Trump, the least publicly seen of the presidential children, appeared onscreen at the Republican National Convention, the Lincoln Project leaked her speech with the simple tweet: “Our apologies.” I glanced over the document with interest, but I couldn’t quite get the sense of it until Tiffany herself was there, stood in front of a lectern in a glittery powder-blue pants suit. “Rather than allowing Americans the right to form our own beliefs,” she said, with purpose, there is a “misinformation system that keeps people mentally enslaved” in America. Who is responsible for this enslavement? “The media,” of course — oh, and “tech giants”. “Ask yourselves, why are we prevented from seeing certain information?” Tiffany continued darkly, her eyes fixed. The sentence was given context-free, and left in the air to allow us to wonder. Globalist conspiracies? QAnon? Accurate bus timetables? Really, it could have been anything.
Boris Johnson has dropped advice against the use of face coverings in English schools, in an 11th-hour U-turn after he came under pressure from unions, opposition parties and schools.From 1 September, staff and pupils in secondary schools in local lockdown areas like Manchester and Oldham will be required to wear face coverings when moving around the building and in communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Masks will not be mandated in the classroom.
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A new image released by Nasa shows what a potentially habitable planet orbiting the closest star to Earth might look like.Proxima b was discovered in 2016 and its temperature is mild enough for liquid water to exist on its surface, Nasa said.
Donald Trump Jr is reportedly concerned that his father may not win re-election come November.The New York Times reported the claim on Tuesday.
Boris Johnson has hired a celebrity personal trainer to help him work off the pounds after his near-death experience with Covid-19.The Prime Minister’s secret was revealed when he was spotted running with fitness expert Harry Jameson near Westminster this morning by Evening Standard photographer Jeremy Selwyn.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed in the past 24 hours two deaths have been reported of patients who had tested positive for Covid-19.