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Disney is expected to lay off 28,000 of its employees across its parks, experiences and consumer products divisions, citing difficulties operating the company’s theme parks with prolonged coronavirus-related closures and limited openings. The company’s head of parks Josh D’Amaro issued a letter to Disney’s employees on Tuesday to announce “difficult decisions” to reduce the size of its staff across executive, salaried and hourly roles.
Bolton was the only area in the country that had more than 200 infections for every 100,000 people last week – but nine areas have now passed that threshold.
Around 200 people were seen jumping on tables and forming a dance floor at Coventry University.
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Detailed work is underway examining a 'circuit breaker' lockdown in this month's school holidays if Covid-19 cases continue to surge, the Deputy First Minister has confirmed as Scotland recorded its highest death toll since June. John Swinney said no final decision had been made on a short-term nationwide shutdown, which would see curfews and restrictions on activities for at least a fortnight and probably longer. But he told a Holyrood committee that officials were conducting "detailed work" on the proposal, which could be implemented to coincide with this month's school holidays. He said such "interruptive action to try and slow further and more aggressively" target the virus may be required if it "continues to grow at an accelerated rate." Jason Leitch, Scotland's national clinical director, said the move would help suppress the virus temporarily but warned there could be major implications for the economy, society and schools.
Boris Johnson has insisted following the government’s coronavirus rules is 'common sense' – as a poll found 64% of Britons find the guidance 'unclear'.
SHOTLIST NEW DELHI, INDIASEPTEMBER 29, 2020SOURCE: NNISRESTRICTIONS: NO RESALE 1. Mid shot protesters in front of the hospital in Delhi 2. Mid shot protesters with the police 3. Mid shot protesters scuffle with the police 4. Mid shot protesters chanting5. Mid shot protesters hold candles and chant6. Mid shot protesters ///-----------------------------------------------------------AFP TEXT STORY: leadOutrage in India as low-caste teen dies after gang rape ATTENTION - ADDS Kohli reax ///New Delhi, Sept 29, 2020 (AFP) - A Dalit teenager allegedly raped by four upper-caste men died of her injuries on Tuesday, sparking outrage from Indian activists, politicians and Bollywood stars.India's 200 million low-caste "untouchable" Dalits have long faced discrimination and abuse, and campaigners say attacks have increased during the coronavirus pandemic.The 19-year-old woman was brutally assaulted in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on September 14, according to a complaint filed by the family with police.The four accused have been arrested, according to the authorities.Found lying in a pool of blood and paralysed from injuries to her neck and spine, the woman was rushed to a local hospital before being brought to New Delhi on Monday as her condition worsened."She died during the course of treatment on Tuesday morning. We will ensure swift investigation and trial in the case," Hathras district police chief Vikrant Vir told AFP.The news comes months after four men were hanged for the brutal gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi in 2012 -- a case which came to symbolise the nation's problem with sexual violence, gaining worldwide notoriety and being turned into a Netflix TV show.Bollywood personalities, cricket stars and women's rights activists took to social media to condemn this month's attack."Sad, sad day. How much longer can this be allowed to go on," wrote director-producer Farhan Akhtar."What happened in #Hathras is inhumane and goes beyond cruelty. Hope the culprits of this heinous crime will be brought to justice," cricket megastar Virat Kohli tweeted.Activist Kavita Krishnan said the attack reflected the "larger picture of structural violence" against Dalit women.Priyanka Gandhi, a member of the opposition Congress party, blamed the assault on the deteriorating law-and-order situation in Uttar Pradesh, which is ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party.Women in India are subjected to alarming levels of sexual assaults, irrespective of their caste or class. Nearly 34,000 rapes were reported in the country in 2018, but the figures are considered the tip of the iceberg, with many victims too scared to come forward.abh/stu/grk/leg -------------------------------------------------------------
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Boris Johnson had just plopped his prime ministerial posterior heavily onto the green leather bench for his weekly exchange with Sir Keir Starmer when suddenly there was a change to the schedule.“I wish to make a statement,” announced Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle. KLAXON! MPs perked up. “… about this House’s scrutiny of delegated powers during the pandemic,” Hoyle continued. INCOMING, INCOMING. This could only mean one thing, the Speaker was about to let rip.
Boris Johnson will lead a Covid-19 briefing from Downing Street this evening after the UK recorded the highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the outbreak began.The Prime Minister will be joined at the press conference by chief medical officer for England, professor Chris Whitty, and chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.
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Service restrictions have been put in place at a hospital in Wales after 82 cases of coronavirus were confirmed. A major outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant. The hospital said the "significant temporary service restrictions", which includes suspending planned surgery, will be put in place from 2pm.
Boris Johnson has addressed the nation for the first time since announcing the England-wide ban on gatherings of more than six people three weeks ago.The Prime Minister warned that further measures may be needed in the fight against coronavirus as he said the UK has reached a "critical moment".
Brits have been told to prepare for "turbulent" weather as heavy showers and strong winds are due to sweep across the country.Warmer spots in the south east of England saw highs of 21C on Tuesday but the sunshine is due to give way for more unsettled weather for the rest of this week.
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Results from an early safety study of Moderna Inc's coronavirus vaccine candidate in older adults showed that it produced virus-neutralizing antibodies at levels similar to those seen in younger adults, with side effects roughly on par with high-dose flu shots, researchers said on Tuesday. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, offers a more complete picture of the vaccine's safety in older adults, a group at increased risk of severe complications from COVID-19. The findings are reassuring because immunity tends to weaken with age, Dr. Evan Anderson, one of the study's lead researchers from Emory University in Atlanta, said in a phone interview.
Asylum seekers who enter the UK from Europe face being rejected after Brexit under a shake-up planned by Priti Patel. The Home Secretary is proposing legal changes that would mean asylum claims by migrants who come through the EU and enter the UK illegally will be deemed “inadmissible” once the UK finally leaves the EU at the end of this year. The move follows the surge in migrants crossing the Channel on small boats and concern that the immigration and asylum system is “not fit for purpose” with lawful attempts to return applicants to other EU nations “frustrated by repeated legal claims” on human rights or other grounds. The new legal post-Brexit framework would replace the Dublin agreement under which the EU country through which an asylum-seeker first enters the EU is judged responsible for examining their claim. “If you come through the EU, an asylum claim would be inadmissible because you should have claimed it in the first country you entered,” said a source. Extending similar rules to migrants who have illegally entered the UK from non EU countries is also understood to be “on the table,” although final decisions on the proposed shake-up have not been taken.
A humpback whale lifted and towed a researcher’s boat in Hartley Bay, British Columbia, on September 10.Whale researcher Nicole Gwyneth Robinson was attempting to photograph the whale before it moved under her boat.In this video, the whale is seen moving around Robinson’s boat before it blows water towards her.“Oh my gosh, He’s pulling us,” Robinson can be heard saying in this video when she watches the whale dragging the boat forward.In a Facebook post, which featured the video, Robinson urged people to not get too close to whales in the wild.“If they come to you, wait till free to leave. Keep motor off at all times until safe to leave,” Robinson wrote. Credit: Nicole Gwyneth Robinson via Storyful