UK Government Warns Over-Charging Covid Travel Test Firms

UK Government Warns Over-Charging Covid Travel Test Firms

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said his department conducted a “rapid review” of the pricing and service standards offered by approved testing companies of the mandatory day two and day eight test, required by all international passengers entering Britain including from India. London:  More than 80 private COVID-19 travel testing companies are being issued a two-strike warning from Monday that they could be removed from the official government-approved list for misleading prices if they fail to rectify discrepancies. UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said his department conducted a “rapid review”…

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Police in UK will use ‘rainbow colored’ patrol cars to help the LGBT community

Police in UK will use ‘rainbow colored’ patrol cars to help the LGBT community

While speaking about the matter, Deputy Chief Constable Julie Cooke claimed, “The Rainbow cars, the hate crime cars, whatever you want to call them, they are part of our vehicle fleet. So, we are always replacing vehicles. They will get all of the police insignia put on them as normal (besides other add ons)… But they are out there as normal patrol vehicles.” In a bid to encourage the LGBTQ+ community to lodge complaints of online hate crimes, the police in the United Kingdom have decided to paint their patrol…

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UK To Urge Extension Of Kabul Evacuations At G7 Talks

UK To Urge Extension Of Kabul Evacuations At G7 Talks

US President Joe Biden has set an August 31 deadline for the chaotic airlift organised by thousands of temporarily deployed US troops, but has left the door open to an extension if needed. Britain said Monday it would urge the United States to extend an end-of-the-month deadline for evacuations from Afghanistan, while the Taliban warned any delay would lead to “consequences”. US President Joe Biden has set an August 31 deadline for the chaotic airlift organised by thousands of temporarily deployed US troops, but has left the door open to…

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Winners declared on UK reality show ‘Love Island’

Winners declared on UK reality show ‘Love Island’

The winners of the seventh season of ITV2’s reality show “Love Island” were revealed Monday night. Liam Reardon and Millie Court will take home (and split) the grand prize of £50,000. The winners of the seventh season of ITV2’s hit reality show “Love Island” were declared on Monday night: Liam Reardon and Millie Court will take home (and split) the grand prize of £50,000. (Sorry for the spoilers, US viewers.) The voting public picked Millie and Liam over other “Love Island” couples: Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran (second place), Faye Winter and Teddy Soares…

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THREE AMERICAN SENATORS TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

THREE AMERICAN SENATORS TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Three senators — Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Angus King (I-Maine) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) — announced separately Thursday they tested positive for COVID-19. All three have been fully vaccinated. Wicker’s office said in a statement that the congressman tested positive Thursday morning after experiencing “mild symptoms.” He is isolating and in “good health,” according to the office. King’s office said he began feeling “under the weather” Wednesday, after which he took a COVID-19 test as a precaution. In a statement, King listed the measures he has taken throughout the pandemic…

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BIDEN DEFENDS ‘MESSY’ US PULL-OUT FROM AFGHANISTAN

BIDEN DEFENDS ‘MESSY’ US PULL-OUT FROM AFGHANISTAN

President Joe Biden has said he stands “squarely” behind the US exit from Afghanistan as he faces withering criticism over the Taliban’s lightning conquest of the war-torn country. “How many more American lives is it worth?” asked the Democratic president. He said that despite the “messy” pull-out, “there was never a good time to withdraw US forces”. On Sunday, the Taliban declared victory after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled and his government collapsed. The militants’ return to rule brings an end to almost 20 years of a US-led coalition’s presence…

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TOP NUDE BEACH DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

TOP NUDE BEACH DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

If you want to learn about the best nude beaches in the world, you’ve come to the right place. You can go here to unwind and have fun. The natural sea here can be a wonderful place to relax. Here, you can get sand all over your body because we’re talking about the best nude beaches in the world. There’s no denying that Europeans know how to release their inhibitions and have a good time. Point in case, their love of nude beaches. As Europe re-opens for tourism this summer,…

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SHOULD CHILDREN GET COVID-19 VACCINES? WHAT SCIENCE SAYS

SHOULD CHILDREN GET COVID-19 VACCINES? WHAT SCIENCE SAYS

At a time when much of the world is still struggling to access COVID-19 vaccines, the question of whether to vaccinate children can feel like a privilege. On 19 July, vaccine advisers in the United Kingdom recommended delaying vaccines for most young people under 16, citing the very low rates of serious disease in this age group. But several countries, including the United States and Israel, have forged ahead, and others are hoping to follow suit when supplies allow. Since the early days of the pandemic, parents have been taking…

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THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM THAT CAN IDENTIFY CANCER-CAUSING MUTATIONS

THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM THAT CAN IDENTIFY CANCER-CAUSING MUTATIONS

A team of Spanish scientists, led by Núria López-Bigas, has developed a system based on artificial intelligence that can identify the mutations that cause cancer in different kinds of tumors. Known as BoostDM, it uses self-teaching algorithms and is capable of searching through the mutational profiles of 28,000 genomes in 66 types of cancer and is now available for doctors and scientists the world over to incorporate into their investigations free of charge. López-Bigas, who heads up the Biomedical Genomics Research Group at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in…

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HOW SCIENCE IS HELPING FEMALE SPORTSPERSON TO TRAIN IN THE COMING ERA

HOW SCIENCE IS HELPING FEMALE SPORTSPERSON TO TRAIN IN THE COMING ERA

Until a few years ago, elite Colorado track and field athlete Annie Kunz used to feel fatigued — even during her warmups. And then there was the constant hunger: Sometimes her stomach would growl in the middle of practice. She felt like she was always thinking about food, always restricting what she ate, avoiding whole categories — such as carbohydrates — completely, because she thought they were unhealthy. Add to that awful, debilitating cramps when she got her period. Kunz, who is representing the U.S. Olympic team in the women’s…

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