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Baby name trends often reflect what’s going on in the world right now, which means predictions are generally quite short-term. In recent months we’ve seen cottagecore-inspired names and Bridgerton-themed names tipped for popularity in 2021. It’s a lot more unusual to see baby names tipped for longer-term popularity. However, baby naming website Bounty has really pushed the boat out and compiled a list of baby names it expects to trend for the next 10 years. Nellie, Elodie and Anastasia lead its list of girls’ names predicted to enjoy a decade of popularity, while Chester, Levi and Hudson head up the list of boys’ names expected to last the distance. The names Margot and Idris make the list too, presumably reflecting the popularity of two of the world’s most famous actors. A representative for Bounty said of its bold predictions: “Having assessed over 300,000 names for the stand-out highest climbers over the last 12 months, we can predict which exactly which name trends are set to take off. “This is because, outside of official birth registration lists (which are published 18 months behind) ours is the largest, most up-to-date baby names list in the UK – making it guaranteed to bring you the latest trends in baby names.” We’ll have to wait a few years to find how whether the predictions are accurate or not, but either way, they’re definitely packed full of naming inspiration. It’s also interesting to cross-reference them with the UK’s most popular baby names of 2020, which includes familiar favourites such as Amelia, Isla, Ethan, Muhammad and Oliver. Girls’ names predicted to be popular for the next decade: NellieElodieAnastasiaMargotAubreyAyda Remi Alayna Aurelia Winnie Dorothy Kyla Maeve Dottie Liyana AddisonBlossom Adeline AveryNola Boys’ names predicted to be popular for the next decade: ChesterLevi HudsonEddieMylesRioVincentOtisAbelCobyTravis Robbie Idris MontyRomeo Raphael Barney OsianDante Troy Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?A Photo Story Of Two Girls Growing Up TogetherThese Cottagecore Baby Names Will Be Big In 2021Black British Motherhood & Me
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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday shrugged off criticism of her government's rights record as hundreds marched in a second day of protests over the death of a prominent writer in prison. Demonstrators marched at Dhaka University chanting slogans condemning the government's treatment of Mushtaq Ahmed as well as other writers, journalists and activists.Another protest was staged at the National Press Club, while dozens of people carried a symbolic coffin around Dhaka University demanding the scrapping of the Digital Security Act (DSA) under which Ahmed was detained last May.The wide-ranging DSA has been used to crack down on dissent since it was enacted in 2018.The protests followed clashes with police and security forces in the capital on Friday night. Police said six people were arrested while activists said at least 30 were injured. More protests against the death and arrests were planned Sunday.Speaking Saturday at a rare press conference to mark a UN recommendation that Bangladesh be reclassified as a 'developing' economy, Prime Minister Hasina -- who has been in office for 12 years -- brushed aside international concerns over the law and Ahmed's death."What can we do if someone dies after falling sick," she said. "No death is desired. It is also not desired that unrest will be created.”"Whether the law has been misused or not depends on your point of view. I think the law is taking its own course and will do so. If someone does not commit a crime, he will not be punished in a trial," the prime minister added.Ahmed collapsed and died at Kashimpur High Security Prison late Thursday.The 53-year-old, a crocodile farmer and a writer known for his satirical style, was charged with spreading rumours and conducting "anti-state activities" after criticising the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Facebook.Ambassadors express ‘grave concern’Protesters have said his death was a "custodial murder" after he was denied bail six times in 10 months.Authorities say they have ordered a committee to investigate whether there was negligence by jail officials.But ambassadors from 13 countries, including the United States, France, Britain, Canada and Germany, have expressed "grave concern" over the case."We call on the government of Bangladesh to conduct a swift, transparent and independent inquiry into the full circumstances of Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed's death," the envoys said in a statement released late Friday.They said their countries would pursue "wider concerns about the provisions and implementation of the DSA, as well as questions about its compatibility with Bangladesh's obligations under international human rights laws and standards."Rights groups have also raised concerns about the case and the detention of Kabir Kishore, a cartoonist who was arrested at the same time as Ahmed.PEN America said authorities should drop charges against Kishore, while the US-based Committee for the Protection of Journalists said he had passed a note to his brother during a hearing this week stating that he had been subjected to severe physical abuse in custody.(AFP)
L'indice Rt a 0,99 non rispecchia la situazione attuale dell'Italia alle prese con il coronavirus. "Il valore di 0,99 è su dati di 2 settimane fa che non rispecchiano assolutamente la situazione attuale", dice all'Adnkronos Salute Giorgio Sestili, fisico ideatore della pagina Facebook 'Coronavirus - Dati e analisi scientifiche', sul web con un proprio sito www.giorgiosestili.it, in un'analisi dei dati epidemiologici su Covid-19 registrati da Istituto superiore di sanità e ministero. Lo scienziato, citando "una nostra elaborazione", stima l'Rt "a 1,2". "Negli ultimi 7 giorni abbiamo registrato un +29% dei casi rispetto ai 7 giorni precedenti: un incremento importante, specie considerando che venivamo da 5 settimane di stabilizzazione dei casi". Lo spiega all'Adnkronos Salute Giorgio Sestili, fisico ideatore della pagina Facebook 'Coronavirus - Dati e analisi scientifiche', sul web con un proprio sito www.giorgiosestili.it, in un'analisi dei dati epidemiologici su Covid-19 registrati da Istituto superiore di sanità e ministero nella settimana appena passata. "Anche i tamponi sono aumentati, ma solo del 12%. Quindi l'aumento dei tamponi non può in nessun modo giustificare l'aumento dei casi", precisa. "Inoltre - aggiunge Sestili - sono aumentati del 21% gli ingressi in terapia intensiva e questa è la cosa più preoccupante, perché l'ingresso in terapia intensiva è il dato più accurato e che non risente dei tamponi effettuati".
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