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80 people form human chain to save family at Florida beach 80 people form human chain to save family at Florida beach
- July 12, 2017

They tried to swim straight and they tried to swim sideways, Tabatha Monroe told The Washington Post , but nothing worked. "It was awesome." The chain eventually stretched out to about 100 yards, reports say. Everyone else in her family had only minor injuries and is doing OK. Nine people have been saved from drowning by dozens of beachgoers who formed a human chain to pull them to shore. (more...)
Taylor Review highlights need to address the quality of employment Taylor Review highlights need to address the quality of employment
- July 12, 2017

Deliveroo said the review was a chance to make the law "fit for the 21st century" but warned that "any moves to restrict flexibility could undermine the very thing that attracts people to work in this sector". "A new minimum wage for overtime, forms of which already operate in the United States and Australia, would be a big change for low earning workers struggling with tight budgets and insecure earnings", said the Foundation's director Torsten Bell. (more...)
Acid attack suspect hands himself in to police Acid attack suspect hands himself in to police
- July 11, 2017

An aspiring model and her cousin have been left with life-changing injuries after they were attacked in Beckton, East London. Jameel Muhktar (37) and his cousin Resham Khan suffered severe burns when a man threw acid through their vehicle window as they sat in traffic in Newham, London on 21 June. (more...)
Led research shows potential for world-first gonorrhoea vaccine Led research shows potential for world-first gonorrhoea vaccine
- July 11, 2017

Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, one of the researchers, said: "This is the first time a vaccine has shown any protection against gonorrhoea". Vaccinated individuals were significantly less likely to have gonorrhoea than controls. "Gonorrhoea is a very smart bug", said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist at the Geneva-based United Nations health agency. "At the moment, there seems nowhere else to go with untreatable gonorrhea", she said. (more...)
Wayne Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United Wayne Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United
- July 11, 2017

Koeman said in Rooney - who in his time at United won among other trophies five Premier League titles and a Champions League - he was buying a player with a surefire winner's mentality. "I was at the FA Cup final in 1995 when we won that and to win a trophy with Everton would be a special moment ". Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes Rooney can make a real contribution to the Merseyside club next season. (more...)
Over 900 people in South Yorkshire alive after organ transplants Over 900 people in South Yorkshire alive after organ transplants
- July 11, 2017

Nationally, the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register reached a record number, 23.6 million. This figure includes a record 1,413 deceased organ donors and 1,043 living donors, with some patients getting more than one organ. We don't want anyone in Lancashire to miss the opportunity to save lives through organ donation. There are now 187,725 people on the register in Cumbria, compared to 144,530 five years ago. (more...)
Manchester United to hijack another Chelsea transfer, agree £40m fee Manchester United to hijack another Chelsea transfer, agree £40m fee
- July 11, 2017

Arsenal are confident of keeping Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, despite interest from a number of clubs, even though the 23-year-old has 12 months remaining on his contract. But it now seems that the Red Devils are in pole position. Apparently Jose Mourinho has told Monaco he is "prepared to pay more than £40m" for the youngster much to the fury of the Premier League champs who had their heart set on bringing his rugged skills to their midfield. (more...)
China and North Korea along with Russian Federation meddled with US Elections
- July 11, 2017

On non-military issues, Xi said a 100-day action plan put into place after his April summit at Trump's Mar-a-logo estate in Florida is bearing fruit and a further year-long plan is being considered, Xinhua reported. But he said he had built with Trump a "close contact". Abe suggested that the two countries should discuss the issues within the framework of the Japan-U.S. (more...)
Four lions on the loose in Mpumalanga Four lions on the loose in Mpumalanga
- July 11, 2017

The South African National Parks spokesperson William Mabasa says they have not received any updates from its team on the ground searching for the lions. Two months ago five lions went missing from the park. The male lions were believed to have been forced out by a larger pride of lions in the park. (more...)
Church of England overwhelmingly votes in favor of trans initiation ceremonies Church of England overwhelmingly votes in favor of trans initiation ceremonies
- July 11, 2017

It also says the controversial practice has "no place in the modern world". "People may be able to alter their behavior, but they can never alter their innate desire", said Christian gay rights campaigner Jayne Ozanne. "It is a surprising and encouraging development that the Church of England has called for an end to conversion therapy", he told the Blade. The motion was signed by the Royal College of Global Positioning System and the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the C of E has now ... (more...)
US Senate Obstructs 32 Key Trump Administration Nominees - White House US Senate Obstructs 32 Key Trump Administration Nominees - White House
- July 11, 2017

Administration officials are acutely aware of the political pickle this puts them in. But he appeared to object to a key part of the legislation that would give Capitol Hill a much stronger hand in determining Russian Federation sanctions policy. (more...)
North Korea warns U.S. of nuclear war
- July 11, 2017

Evidence of that concern was seen firsthand after the recent missile launch into the exclusive economic zone in Japan. " China and DPRK are definitely neighbors, and we fought a war on Korean soil a long, long time ago", Senior Colonel Zhou said , but he also noted that " China is right now united with the worldwide community to seriously honor UN resolutions, and we hope we eventually may find a solution to these problems". (more...)
Amid threat of downgrade, unbalanced budget bill becomes law Amid threat of downgrade, unbalanced budget bill becomes law
- July 11, 2017

One area where agreement appears to have gelled would expand gambling opportunities in Pennsylvania. Leaders of Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature say they're unwilling to approve a tax package as big as Wolf wants. Negotiations over other elements of the revenue puzzle were awaiting an agreement on gambling legislation, top lawmakers say. It was not clear where the casinos could be, or would be, located. (more...)
Commuters face tough time as INLD workers block roads Commuters face tough time as INLD workers block roads
- July 11, 2017

He said, "As a gesture of goodwill towards the people of Punjab, our workers have made arrangements for flowers which would be given to commuters from Punjab". It is the second time within six months that the INLD is resorting to a political gimmick over the SYL canal issue that is set to inconvenience the public majorly. (more...)
Boost Aadhaar use for good governance, PM Narendra Modi tells states Boost Aadhaar use for good governance, PM Narendra Modi tells states
- July 11, 2017

According to NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant , a panel of seven secretaries were of the view that lot of programmes have been laid out by the government in last three years. He further said the use of Aadhaar has brought benefits all around and eliminated leakages. Expertise lies with the states appear to have been the message of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he sought to enlist the support of the state governments to spur the economic growth in the country. (more...)
Ivanka Takes Father's Spot At G20, Stirs Controversy Ivanka Takes Father's Spot At G20, Stirs Controversy
- July 11, 2017

Ivanka Trump , 35, was seen Saturday-in a photo tweeted by the Russian sherpa to the G20-sitting in her father's seat between Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May, with Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan nearby. (more...)
City of St. Anthony Officially Parts Ways with Jeronimo Yanez City of St. Anthony Officially Parts Ways with Jeronimo Yanez
- July 11, 2017

The 32-year-old Castile was shot by Yanez during a traffic stop last summer after Castile informed the officer he was armed. Yanis, who is Latino, was acquitted of manslaughter last month in Castile's death. The separation agreement allows for this not to happen. The death of Castile - one in a series of high-profile shootings of African-Americans by police - stunned the nation after Castile's girlfriend, who was in the vehicle along with her then-4-year-old daughter, live streamed its ... (more...)
Mukesh Ambani's Antilia building in Mumbai catches fire; no injury reported Mukesh Ambani's Antilia building in Mumbai catches fire; no injury reported
- July 11, 2017

Ghadigaonkar said the fire was extinguished by the "Antilla" building staffers with one small line of fixed fire fighting systems and fire extinguishers even before the fire brigade team reached there. Ambani family has been staying at Antilia since 2010. No one was injured. It is a 27 storey building and has some unique features. The house has six stories of underground parking, three helicopter pads, and reportedly requires a staff of 600 to keep it running. (more...)
Gopalkrishna Gandhi is Opposition's vice-presidential nominee: Sonia Gandhi
- July 11, 2017

Mr. Yadav also said that the JD (U) remained "committed to Opposition unity" and that his party would back the Opposition candidate for Vice-President. The electoral college, which votes for the vice president, consists of elected and nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. The only difference this time was that the 18 parties were eager not to repeat the mistake of waiting for the NDA to announce its candidate first, as had happened in the case of presidential nominee Ram Nath ... (more...)
Merkel finds nothing wrong with Ivanka sit-in at G20 Merkel finds nothing wrong with Ivanka sit-in at G20
- July 11, 2017

President Trump echoed Merkel's sentiments Monday morning, pointing to the German Chancellor's tweet as validation of the practice. "If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother, as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!", Trump tweeted . (more...)