Prince Philip’s funeral was watched by a peak audience of more than 13 million on the BBC and ITV in the UK, as the Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest during an intimate service in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Some 82.8% of the available television viewing population were glued to BBC One and […]
President Joe Biden took office with less than ideal economic conditions. This includes the Federal Reserve's dovish monetary policy, its monthly bond-buying program designed to weigh on long-term Treasury yields, and the Biden administration's pushing of multiple rounds of spending and/or stimulus. Ultimately, my own projection of the S&P 500 hitting 5,000 under Biden may prove conservative.
The drop appears to coincide with reports that the US Treasury is planning to tackle financial institutions for money laundering carried out through digital assets.
The Blues are in the mix for FA Cup and Champions League glory.
The UK Government said it ‘stands in full support’ of the Czech Republic as authorities search for Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.
I dati del coronavirus in Italia oggi 18 aprile, regione per regione, con il bollettino della Protezione Civile e news su contagi covid, ricoveri, decessi. I dati e le ultime notizie dalla Campania -che domani entra in zona arancione- alla Sicilia, dalla Lombardia alla Puglia, dal Veneto al Lazo. I numeri delle regioni: Sono 958 i nuovi contagi di Coronavirus in Toscana secondo i dati del bollettino di oggi, 18 aprile, anticipati dal governatore Eugenio Giani su Facebook. "I nuovi casi registrati in Toscana sono 958 su 20.407 test di cui 14.362 tamponi molecolari e 6.045 test rapidi. Il tasso dei nuovi positivi è 4,69% (14,5% sulle prime diagnosi)", fa sapere il presidente della regione, che fa anche il punto della situazione sui vaccini alle persone fragili. Sono 277 i nuovi contagi di Coronavirus nelle Marche secondo i dati del bollettino di oggi, 18 aprile. Da ieri sono stati processati 3.491 tamponi, l'indice di positività è al 10%. I nuovi casi sono così distribuiti sul territorio: 42 in provincia di Macerata, 53 in provincia di Ancona, 113 in provincia di Pesaro-Urbino, 23 in provincia di Fermo, 31 in provincia di Ascoli Piceno e 15 fuori regione. Questi casi comprendono soggetti sintomatici (53 casi rilevati), contatti in setting domestico (69 casi rilevati), contatti stretti di casi positivi (63 casi rilevati), contatti in setting lavorativo (8 casi rilevati), contatti con coinvolgimento di studenti di ogni grado di formazione (4 casi rilevati), screening percorso sanitario (2 casi rilevati). Per altri 78 casi si stanno ancora effettuando le indagini epidemiologiche. Nel Percorso Screening Antigenico sono stati effettuati 416 test e sono stati riscontrati 43 casi positivi (da sottoporre al tampone molecolare).
Emma Wiggs reiterated her desire to compete in two canoeing events at this summer’s rescheduled Paralympic Games, after a dominant showing at the sprint and paracanoe national selection event in Nottingham.
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German carmaker Daimler will create 1,000 new jobs for software programmers at its S-Class production facility to develop its planned operating system for electric vehicles, Automobilwoche reported on Sunday. The hiring comes as part of a broader drive to recruit a total of 3,000 programmers worldwide to strengthen Daimler's software hubs in centres including Berli, Tel Aviv, Seattle and Beijing, the weekly magazine reported. Daimler's MBOS system, which will run electric-only vehicles, is expected to hit the market in 2024 as Daimler takes on electric-only rival Tesla and seeks to resist encroachment by Silicon Valley into the automotive industry.
Unemployment figures in the UK give a health check on a slowly reopening economy, while central bank activity on the continent will also show what official lines are on how the European Central Bank intends on supporting the economy into Q2.
Global death toll passes 3m as pandemic ‘grows at an alarming rate’. Rich countries have key role to play in bringing outbreak to a halt, says Wellcome Trust head
The Covid crisis: some people think it’s all over … it isn’tA new reality check is coming unless the west replicates its ‘whatever-it-takes approach’ to help poorer countries cope Healthcare workers are being vaccinated in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/AP
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After a year working brutally long hours on the "Covid front-line", hospital interns in France are at breaking point, to the extent that some of them have even committed suicide, according to a national union. "These interns are invisible, but they are front-line soldiers," hospital clinical psychologist Anne Rocher told AFP.France has over 300,000 medical student interns, whose average age is 25.In theory, they work 48-hour weeks, "but nobody cares" about that, said Marie Saleten, one of the interns and vice-president of the union for Paris hospitals interns.According to a study carried out over a three-month period in 2019 by the national interns' union ISNI, 58-hour weeks were actually the norm.But with the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic that figure has risen to around 80 hours per week, according to Saleten."They are on call 24 hours a day, and during the pandemic you don't get to shut your eyes, not even for a micro-nap," said ISNI chief Gaetan Casanova. "It's too much and everyone is paying the price, caregivers and patients. Everyone is in danger," Casanova warned.Health Minister Olivier Veran met with representatives of ISNI and other intern groups on Thursday. "Together, we are committed to improving their working conditions, starting with their working hours," the minister tweeted following the meeting, but ISNI said the responses it had received were too vague.'Silent tribute'Since the start of 2021, five hospital interns have committed suicide. That was equivalent to "a suicide every 18 days," said Casanova.ISNI organised a "silent tribute" to the dead outside the health ministry, attended by around 40 people, including interns and relatives of the deceased.The names of the interns who had taken their own lives -- Valentin, Tristan, Quentin, Elise, Florian -- were displayed on black boards while a banner reading "Hospitals are killing interns. Help us to live" was displayed at the entrance to the ministry."It's been a year since the first signs of Covid and nothing has changed," said Saleten.Psychologist Rocher pointed out that the medics were still relatively young, but were expected to take care of the tens of thousands who have died of coronavirus and the many more who have recovered.She voiced admiration for the young medics who work "non-stop in the ward with patients and families".This is more true than ever during the pandemic when the care required in intensive care units "is very hard, both physically and mentally. And it's also repetitive". "It wears you down slowly," especially over a year and more, she added."Sometimes someone will crack, but they quickly return to treating patients because they don't want to increase the burden on their co-interns," said the psychologist.The pandemic had strengthened "the sense of the group and the importance of relations with colleagues," she said. (AFP)
A 17-year-old boy was found in the road with serious injuries just after midnight on Sunday, police said.
The actress, best known for playing powerful women such as Aunt Polly in the BBC gang drama Peaky Blinders, has died at the age of 52.
Pogba believes United have to decorate their trophy cabinet this season.
While the government works out how to categorise countries for a traffic light system, a new model predicts only eight countries will be on the ‘green’ list
"They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit"
Though tax returns aren't due for another month, you may have been an early bird and filed yours already. In fact, you may already be sitting on your refund. But what should you do with that money? Many people have been hurt financially by the pandemic, so you may need your refund to pay for things like housing, groceries, or other essential bills.