Kate got on her marks and William took the wheel of a digger on Wednesday as Harry’s swansong as a senior royal got under way.
The Duchess of Cambridge channelled the Green Goddess look pioneered by TV keep-fit expert Diana Moran during the 1980s at a SportsAid event in London while William needed a steady hand as he controlled a digger during a visit to Nottinghamshire.
The Duke of Sussex, meanwhile, prepared to exit as a senior royal with some of his final engagements before his new life of financial independence with the Duchess of Sussex in Canada.
At 12.30pm/1.30pm on Tuesday afternoon Oliver Dowden/Matt Hancock stood at the despatch box of the House of Commons and announced that, yes, letting Huawei provide the UK’s 5G network/not making face coverings mandatory in shops had been an absolutely terrible idea all along, just like everybody said it was.That everyone else was right and that they were wrong, and that the policy would now be reversed with (almost) immediate effect.
Before she became the future Mrs. Beckham, Nicola Peltz’s life as a billionaire heiress wasn’t too shabby.The 25-year-old was previously best known for her roles in the 2014 film Transformers: Age of Extinction and the television series Bates Motel, which ended in 2015 (and as model Anwar Hadid’s ex-girlfriend).
Ghisaine Maxwell will spend the next year in prison after she was denied bail by a US judge who heard she was a “predator and a monster” from whom victims needed protecting. Ms Maxwell, a longtime associate of disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein, wiped away tears on Tuesday as she pleaded not guilty at a New York court to charges of luring girls for him to sexually abuse. Ms Maxwell, 58, appeared via video link before US District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan, who agreed with the prosecution that the British heiress was the “definition of a flight risk” due to her international connections, high-profile friends and vast hidden wealth. The daughter of media magnate Robert Maxwell is facing six criminal charges, including four related to transporting minors for illegal sexual acts and two of perjury. She will remain at the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn until her trial starts on July 12, 2021. In ruling, Ms Nathan said the risk of Ms Maxwell fleeing was “too great" to mitigate.
The rate of coronavirus infection in England was significantly reduced in the month before lockdown restrictions were lifted, a new study has found. According to the new research from Imperial College London, the rate of infection throughout the country was halving every eight to nine days during May. There were on average 13 positive cases for every 10,000 people, with an overall reproduction number of 0.57 - lower than previously reported. For the study, researchers tested more than 120,000 volunteers aged over five years across the country for Covid-19. About 69 per cent of those who tested positive reported no symptoms on the day of the test or the previous week, though they may have developed symptoms later. The report provides an insight into who was infected with the virus between May 1 and June 1, comparing geography, age, sex, ethnicity, key worker status and symptoms. The regional R rate in May can be seen on this graph below, from May 14.
The statue of slave-trader Edward Colston that was toppled in Bristol last month has been replaced with a resin sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester in a secret pre-dawn operation.Bristolian artist Marc Quinn said he had "crystallised" the moment activist Jen Reid stood on top of the empty plinth on 7 June and raised her fist aloft in a black power salute.
Coronavirus numbers in the United States over the last week have been terrifying. Cases have been rising precipitously throughout the country: Ohio, Louisiana, and Tennessee have all averaged more than 1,000 new cases per day. Georgia has averaged more than 3,000 per day. California is over 8,000. Texas and Florida are both over 9,000. And Florida in particular appears to be accelerating: on Sunday it reported 15,300 new cases in one day, a record for any state in the US, and on Monday it was almost 13,000.
Two black-footed wildcat kittens at the San Diego Zoo are getting their first taste of meat. The kittens were born on April 28 and now weigh a pound and a half each. While they are still being nursed by their mother, zookeepers have begun using tongs to feed them a carnivorous diet of small pieces of meat. "This allows us to make sure that the cats don't associate our hands with food so we avoid bites, but also to make sure that we're far enough distance back that the cats feel comfortable approaching us for their food," Chelsea Davis, San Diego Zoo wildlife care specialist, said.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, phased reopenings are now underway in all 50 states. While governors manage restrictions in their respective states, mandates and safety precautions get as granular as individual cities and counties, too. The earliest states to reopen included Georgia and Alaska, soon followed by Texas, and Florida. In many cases, businesses in the beauty service industry were among the first to reopen their doors - but not without several new precautions to follow. From required masks to social distancing when possible to, in some cases, not using blow dryers, the structure of hair appointments is going to look a little different for the time being. Still, you may wonder if and when it's truly safe to get back in the chair. Ahead, we tapped two pros, Matrix stylists Michelle O'Connor in south Florida and Eric Vaughn in Houston, to find out.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has said Donald Trump “stands by the actions and steps he’s taken”, when challenged about whether he had made mistakes.CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked: “Hasn’t the president made mistakes? He suggested at one point that Americans inject themselves with disinfectants - that sort of thing.”
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An experimental Covid-19 vaccine that is being developed by US biotech firm Moderna induced antibody responses against the coronavirus in all 45 participants of a human trial, a paper published Tuesday showed. Moderna had previously published "interim results" from its Phase 1 in the form of a press release on its website in May, which revealed the vaccine had generated immune responses in eight patients. Though these were called "encouraging" by Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases official, the full study had been eagerly awaited by the scientific community. The company has since moved to the next stage of its trial, involving 600 people. The new paper was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The 45 participants were split into three groups of 15 each to test doses of 25 micrograms, 100 micrograms and 250 micrograms. They were given a second dose 28 days later.
With Donald Trump rapidly closing in on 20,000 lies as president, he’s returning to his most-cherished lie to save his flagging re-election campaign: That he’s catnip for the stock market and the economy.
Amber Heard called Johnny Depp “washed up” and “fat” and was physically aggressive towards him during a Christmas trip to the Bahamas, the manager of his private island has alleged.Tara Roberts, estate manager at Depp’s Caribbean home, claimed she saw Heard “screaming and berating” the Hollywood star as he yelled at the actress to “go away”.
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Five months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, and faced with a new spike in cases and deaths in states whose Republican governors heeded his demands to open their economies regardless of the risk to the public, the Trump White House is now taking aim at Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s foremost infectious disease expert.
Footage of drunken British tourists dancing on cars without wearing masks or practicing social distancing have sparked outrage among Spaniards, who fear a second wave of coronavirus may be imminent as a a result of tourists flouting the rules.Spain re-opened its borders to UK and EU visitors in mid-June following one of the toughest lockdowns in Europe. But the video of tourists behaving badly, which has been shared thousands of times, raised concerns that the sacrifices made during the lockdown would be wasted.
Hillary Clinton has claimed that Donald Trump may refuse to leave office if he is defeated in November – and that voter suppression tactics are a key part of his strategy.“I think it’s a fair point to raise as to whether or not if he loses he’s going to go quietly or not, and we have to be ready for that,” Mr Trump’s defeated 2016 opponent said in a television interview on Monday night.
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History matters. We have been reminded in recent weeks how much the history of slavery influences – to this day – the everyday lives of black people around the world. Perhaps we also need a reminder of how much 19th-century history also influences both Chinese perceptions of the west (Britain in particular) and China’s approach to events in Hong Kong.It is too often forgotten that the Victorian equivalent of Medellin drug cartels imposed unequal treaties on a weakened China, and were backed by the might of the royal navy in doing so.