This Frenchie quenches his thirst with a little help from his owner. Too cute! @angus_frenchbully
This Frenchie quenches his thirst with a little help from his owner. Too cute! @angus_frenchbully
If Boris Johnson has his way, a woman’s work will truly never be doneOnce finally retired, female carers are the PM’s choice when it comes to looking after aged parents ‘Is Matt Hancock familiar with the works of Anita Brookner?’ Anna Massey in the 1986 BBC TV version of Hotel du Lac. Photograph: Ronald Grant Archive
Downing Street race report is an insult to workers, say union leadersGeneral secretaries representing 5 million workers urge the government to reject findings of the Tony Sewell commission Frances O’Grady of the TUC says the government ‘must reject this divisive report’. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA
British families took bigger hit to income than European householdsUK’s greater inequality levels made impact worse for the less well off, study suggests Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage People queueing at the Ringcross foodbank in north London last month. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA
Marvin Vettori can wait.
Shots were fired at a Walmart in Beech Grove, Indiana, on Saturday, April 17, during an attempt to arrest a suspected shoplifter.The Indy Star quoted the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as saying a shopper fired their weapon after the suspect pulled a gun while resisting the arrest attempt by an off-duty police officer who was working security.The suspect was apprehended when another member of the public stopped his getaway, police said.Both the suspect and a loss-prevention officer had minor injuries, police said. Credit: Charlotte Mehay via Storyful
The pandemic has torn a multibillion-dollar bite out of the fabric of Europe's fashion industry, stopped runway shows and forced brands to show their designs digitally instead. Now, amid hopes of a return to near-normality by the year’s end, the industry is asking what fashion will look like as it dusts itself off and struggles to its well-heeled feet again. “The impact of the pandemic will be unquestionably to increase the importance and influence of Asia on fashion,” said Gildas Minvielle, economist at the Institut Francais de la Mode in Paris.
The ACT Brumbies beat the Melbourne Rebels 26-20 and the Western Force edged New South Wales 31-30 in weekend Super Rugby Australia matches. The Brumbies led the Rebels 19-7 at halftime. The bonus point earned by the Rebels kept the Melbourne side in the hunt for a playoff spot ahead of next week's matches.
It’s not what you earn, but what your parents have that truly countsIncome inequality pales into insignificance when increasingly fat inheritances are taken into account If your parents own property, you are more likely to do so too. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA
Hedgerow highway will keep dormice thriving in the Yorkshire Dales Project is part of national plan to help the endangered species prosper after numbers plunge by half Dormice have become extinct in 17 English counties in the past 100 years. Photograph: imageBROKER/Alamy
The administration is accepting—and, thereby endorsing—an immigration cap that arose out of the xenophobia and white supremacist polices of the previous administration*
Sul coprifuoco e le riaperture dei ristoranti anche al chiuso Matteo Salvini va in pressing. Il leader della Lega chiede un ulteriore passo al premier Mario Draghi, dopo l'annuncio sulle riaperture nel paese a partire dal 26 aprile. "Riapertura bar, ristoranti, attività sportive, economiche e culturali all’aperto entro aprile. Fatto. Prossimi obiettivi: anticipare riaperture al chiuso e cancellare il coprifuoco delle 22. Avanti, non si molla", ha scritto il leader della Lega sui suoi canali social. Salvini è tornato sull'argomento anche dopo il rinvio a giudizio nel caso Open Arms. "Proviamo ad andare a eliminare il coprifuoco, ora mi occupo di cancellare il coprifuoco", ha ribadito lasciando l'aula bunker di Palermo. Quella di Salvini non è l'unica voce del centrodestra che chiede di cancellare la regola che impone di stare in casa dalle 22 alle 5. "Misure come il coprifuoco, misure sulla limitazione della libertà personale degli individui in una nazione libera e democratica non sono concesse al governo, non è nelle prerogative del governo stabilire se e quando puoi uscire di casa", ha rimarcato Giorgia Meloni, leader di Fratelli d'Italia. "Noi -ha aggiunto- lo abbiamo tollerato perché c'era l'emergenza, c'era la pandemia, perché siamo stati responsabili, perché siamo stati un popolo serio, ma dopo oltre un anno non è più consentito chiudere la gente dentro casa, oltre tutto se non ci sono delle ragioni per farlo, perché il coprifuoco con il Covid non c'entra niente". "Sono prove generali per educarti a fare quello che il governo pensa tu possa e debba fare -ha affermato Meloni-, ma la limitazione delle libertà fondamentali in una nazione come la nostra dopo un anno e mezzo non è più tollerata e tollerabile. Quindi basta coprifuoco. Per un fatto di principio, perché è un precedente gravissimo e perché ovviamente è pure una presa in giro che puoi andare a cena ma alle 10 devi stare a casa". Più sfumata sulla questione del coprifuoco è la posizione degli esponenti di Forza Italia, a cominciare da quella di Maria Stella Gelmini. La ministra per gli Affari regionali e le Autonomie, pur avendo spinto per le riaperture del 26 aprile, sul coprifuoco sembra sposare la linea della prudenza di Draghi. Il timore è che, cancellando il limite alle uscite serali, l'andamento dei contagi possa tornare a peggiorare. Anche secondo Gelmini, in ogni caso, le riaperture del 26 aprile sono un primo passo verso il lento ma graduale ritorno alla normalità: ''Il governo si è assunto la responsabilità vista la riduzione del numero dei contagi e l'aumento delle vaccinazione di procedere a progressiva e graduale riapertura delle attività economiche all'aperto a partire dal 26 aprile e quindi complice la bella stagione sarà possibile progressivamente tornare al ristorante, al bar, a frequentare i luoghi dello sport, i teatri e le manifestazioni all'aperto'', ha rimarcato la ministra. ''Dobbiamo fare tesoro dei risultati che abbiamo guadagnato con tanti sacrifici, però io credo che ci aspetti un'estate da trascorrere in tranquillità, prenotando anche le vacanze, mi permetto di dire, rigorosamente in Italia per dare una mano alla nostra economia. E' chiaro che non è un liberi tutti, dobbiamo continuare a mettere in campo le misure precauzionali per evitare i contagi e i problemi che abbiamo vissuto in questo anno molto difficile'', ha sottolineato al Tg1.
Hubert Faure, one of the last surviving members of a French commando team which took part in the 1944 Normandy landings, has died aged 106, with President Emmanuel Macron leading the tributes on Saturday. Macron expressed "the gratitude of the nation" and sent his condolences to Faure's family in a statement, saying the former navy commando provided "a wonderful lesson in commitment and heroism".Faure was one of 177 French-led commandos who landed on the Normandy beaches on "D-Day" on June 6, 1944 in the first wave of Allied landings in Nazi-occupied France, the largest seaborne invasion in history.As part of the "Keiffer Commandos", named after the unit's head Lieutenant Philippe Kieffer, one of the first French fighters to join Charles de Gaulle's Free France resistance movement, Faure landed on the beach at Colleville in northern France.The only French soldiers to be involved in the D-Day landings, they achieved their objective of securing German fortifications at Ouistreham before joining up with Allied forces to drive on further. Ten of their number were dead by the end of the day."They were the soul of our nation," said the armed forces ministry in a statement announcing Faure's death which leaves just one living member of the Kieffer Commandos, 98-year-old Leon Gautier.Faure had been imprisoned in 1940 but escaped and reached England where he joined the Free French Forces.There, in the spring of 1944 he joined the 1st Battalion Marine Commando Fusiliers, which became better known as the "Keiffer Commandos".It took another 75 years before a statue of Keiffer, who died in 1962, was erected in Ouistreham.Some of the survivors of his commando group waited until 2004, the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, to receive the Legion of Honour, France's highest award.(AFP)
Jake Paul delivered an emphatic statement as he stopped Ben Askren inside a minute of the first round of Saturday’s much-hyped boxing match in Atlanta. The YouTube sensation preserved his undefeated record as a professional boxer and improved to 3-0 after acing what was generally considered to be his first real test against a seasoned former MMA star. Paul opened up Askren’s defences with a simple left jab before delivering a crunching right hand over the top that landed flush and forced the ex-Bellator, ONE and UFC fighter onto the canvas.
New York deserves better than Andrew Cuomo’s towering follyThe state governor seems determined to give the city’s famous skyline a lumpy revamp The area of New York around Penn Station is to be redeveloped and the station itself will be rebuilt. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
4,000 to attend FA Cup semi-final as live sport cautiously reopensLargest crowd at a major British stadium for more than a year will aid research into events reopening this summerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with teammates after scoring during the Arsenal v Manchester City FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium, 18 July 2020. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/NMC Pool/the Guardian
It was messy and hectic in Aisha al-Abed’s kitchen, as the first day of Ramadan often is. What is traditionally a jovial celebration of the start of the Muslim holy month around a hearty meal was muted and dispirited for her small Syrian refugee family.
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U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday he will raise this year's cap on refugees.That comes a day after drawing criticism from Democratic lawmakers for keeping the historically low cap set by predecessor Donald Trump of 15, 000. Biden signed an order Friday to extend that admissions cap through the end of September. That also effectively shelved a plan announced in February to increase the cap by more than four times. While the asylum system used by migrants is distinct from the refugee program, one U.S. official told Reuters that Biden's approach appears to have tied the two together. That source said that there were concerns over admitting more refugees at a time of rising numbers of migrants arriving at the border with Mexico, as well as not wanting to look 'too open' or 'soft'. Refugees are vetted while they are still overseas, unlike migrants who arrive at a U.S. border and then request asylum. Trump's cap was set partly to limit immigration, and Biden's order to KEEP it was a blow to refugee advocacy groups who wanted the Democratic president to move swiftly to reverse the policy.White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday the new refugee cap will be expected to cover the rest of this fiscal year, and would be announced by May 15.Though she added that the 62,500 figure is unlikely because of how low the current number already is.
When Poppy Delevingne joins our Zoom call, she has her entire beauty collection laid out in front of her. “I’m the world’s biggest beauty junkie,” she says, as she picks out her haircare must-haves and skin saviours. Like so many of us, Poppy has experienced “almighty bad” skin days thanks to the pandemic and virtually living in face masks, but with the help of an expert facialist and pro makeup artist, she managed to turn things around – on an affordable budget no less. Ahead, we talk all things beauty with the model and actress, including the cream she swears by for minimising eye bags, her low-maintenance wavy hair routine and why she’ll never wash her face in the morning. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Poppy Delevingne (@poppydelevingne) The affordable moisturiser that transformed her sensitive skin Even as a model, Poppy gets the odd problematic skin day. Though stressful at times, she’s a lot more accepting of her blemishes, sensitivity and recurring dermatitis (itchy, dry skin) and there’s one product she swears by to tackle all of the above: CeraVe’s Moisturising Cream, £9. “The first time I came across this brand was last year,” says Poppy. “I was on a shoot for Vogue and makeup artist Florrie White noticed I was having a bad skin day, which I’m sure everyone has experienced. My skin was irritable, reactive and I had come out in teeny tiny bumps in a rash around my chin. I felt terrible but Florrie said that the cream was really simple and goes back to basics but it works.” So began Poppy’s obsession. “I remember the day she used the moisturiser on me and it smoothed out my bumps around my chin and got me through the day. From that moment on, I was hooked. As soon as you put it on, you know through its simplicity that it’s working. There is no perfume and it’s not mucking around. It does what it says on the bottle.” The clever trick she swears by for concealing acne Wearing face masks has taken its toll on Poppy’s skin but she has a smart hack for concealing blemishes and breakouts. First, she treats her skin to the By Terry Baume De Rose Beauty Toner, £36, which she says feels calming when her skin is reactive. “I never like to put a foundation or concealer straight onto my skin because it gets really dry and peels off, so I use a tip recommended to me by Florrie,” adds Poppy. “I take the Moisturising Cream and mix it with concealer, which I find makes the product really hydrating, so it stays put and looks natural on the skin throughout the day.” Why she’ll never wash her face in the morning “I don’t like to cleanse in the morning so much,” says Poppy, who prefers to wash her face in the evening. It’s a tip skincare expert Sarah Bradden gave her recently. “She told me that your skin creates its own natural oils overnight and it’s not great to eliminate them. Instead, I start with the Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Rosewater, which I buy online. It’s just pure rosewater, so I wake up and the first thing I do is spritz this all over. Then I follow with the CeraVe Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £17, and my moisturiser.” To protect her skin from the sun and environment, Poppy rates R29 favourite, Heliocare 360 Gel Oil-Free SPF 50, £31, which is lightweight and doesn’t clog pores. “When I had acne in my 30s, this was the only thing that would protect my skin from the sun, which actually made my skin worse. It’s a game-changer and it has a little bit of a tint in it, too. If I ever get spots, I like the Dr Barbara Sturm Clarifying Spot Treatment, £40, which also has a slight tint.” The simple nighttime routine transforming her lockdown skin As Poppy skips her morning cleanse, she likes a deep gel cleanser to eradicate dirt, oil and makeup at the end of the day: CeraVe’s SA Smoothing Cleanser, £12, which boasts salicylic acid. The ingredient sneaks into pores and breaks up the mixture of dead skin and oil, which can otherwise lead to breakouts and blackheads. “If I feel like I’m overusing it, I switch to the hydrating version, especially if my skin is feeling erratic.” The last step is Aurelia’s Cell Repair Night Oil, £62. “All the things I use are good for skin that does its own thing. I love this night oil because it contains neroli and lavender; it’s heaven in a bottle.” The high street eye cream she uses to minimise eye bags “Since I was a baby, I’ve had sensational bags under my eyes,” laughs Poppy. “When I was five days old, my parents said I looked like I’d been on a 10-day bender. Any eye cream that helps me keep those bags at bay is the one for me and the CeraVe Repair Eye Cream, £12, works very well.” Poppy uses this as part of both her morning and nighttime skincare routine, after her serum and just before moisturiser. The best beauty advice she has ever received “My granny would have to be my beauty guru,” says Poppy. “She is 85 and she is the most sensational, glamorous person to me. She has always been obsessed with beauty and she told me never to overcomplicate things. During lockdown especially, there has been that temptation to sit in front of the mirror and use everything you have, but that’s not really good for my skin. Less is more,” as Poppy’s minimal skincare routine proves. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Poppy Delevingne (@poppydelevingne) The act of self-care which has brought her joy in lockdown Self-care is incredibly important to Poppy, especially lately. “Bath time got me through lockdown,” she says. “My husband was actually quite concerned. I would sit in the bath for hours enjoying me-time and literally wait until I turned into a prune. Nothing has brought me more joy. I love lighting candles and I really like the Neom Tranquillity Bath Foam, £22, and putting on a SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque Hyaluronic Acid Gel Mask, £60. I love to listen to something too,” continues Poppy. “Fiona Arrigo does recordings for A Place To Heal and she talks about creating a Sunday sanctuary and empowering women. These recordings got me through lockdown.” The hairstyling hack she loves for accidentally perfect waves “I’m quite low maintenance with my hair and that’s because I’ve had years of having it being hacked at and professionally blow-dried and styled on shoots and film sets,” says Poppy. “I’m way more lowkey when it comes to my hair than when it comes to my skin.” Effortless waves are Poppy’s signature style and it’s actually pretty easy to achieve them. “My hair is naturally wavy but to help it along in the night, I go to sleep in a single braid,” she says, which creates loose waves come morning. She rates two brilliant hair products in particular: “I love the Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask, £32.85, which reminds me of being on holiday, and the Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Original Hair Oil, £39.90. They are my beauty standbys.” The professional treatments she’s booking in for post-lockdown The first person Poppy will pay a visit to is facialist Sarah Bradden. “She does facial acupuncture,” says Poppy, “and I met her when I was going through a tough time with my skin. It’s not scary and she’s super gentle, but she puts these needles in your face, does reiki on the body, reflexology on your feet and uses these amazing energy lights. She knows everything about gut health, food and skincare, and finishes each treatment with a facial massage. The things it has done to my skin are phenomenal.” Then, of course, Poppy’s next stop is visiting the god of hair colour, Josh Wood. “I don’t know what I want to do with my hair, but I want to do something outrageous because I’m bored of my look now and I want to go nuts. Watch this space!” Refinery29’s selection is purely editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items we love! As part of our business model we do work with affiliates; if you directly purchase something from a link on this article, we may earn a small amount of commission. Transparency is important to us at Refinery29, if you have any questions please reach out to us. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Victoria Beckham's Smartest Skincare Hack Is FreeI Tried All 10 Of CeraVe's Cult Skincare ProductsBeauty Editor-Approved Skincare Products Under £12