A proposed pay rise of 1% for nurses and other health workers who have been on the coronavirus frontline has triggered an angry backlash. Having been clapped by the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic, critics have branded as "contemptuous" the increase for NHS staff in England, with unions raising the prospect of industrial action . Health minister Nadine Dorries has said in "an ideal world" everyone would love to see nurses paid more, but the government cannot afford it in the face of record borrowing and costs due to the coronavirus crisis. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 1% NHS staff pay rise 'most' we can afford What are the state of the nation's finances? Advertisement Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out plans in his budget this week to repair the Britain's battered coffers, which will see UK households and businesses … [Read more...] about Nursing pay rise row: Are other public sector workers in line for an increase?
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Outrage over so-called honour killings in India has been reignited after a father who found his daughter in a "compromising position" with a man severed her head with an axe - and then took it to his local police station. The man walked through the streets of Hardoi district in northern Uttar Pradesh state carrying his daughter's head, confessed to what he had done upon his arrival at the station, and was arrested, police said. Superintendent Anurag Vats told the Thomson Reuters Foundation: "The man said he saw his daughter in a compromising position with a man and he beheaded her in a fit of rage." Shocking images of him carrying the 17-year-old girl's head through the streets of Uttar Pradesh were shared online, reigniting urgent calls for the introduction of laws specifically dealing with so-called honour killings. Madhu Garg, vice president of the All India Democratic Women Association's Uttar Pradesh branch, said: "The issue of the right to choice needs immediate … [Read more...] about Outrage in India over latest ‘honour killing’ as father beheads daughter after finding her with man
The opening scenes of "Jole Dobe Na" — Bengali for "Those Who Do Not Drown" — are apocalyptic. The camera moves slowly, visually documenting parts of an abandoned building, its doors and walls stripped of paint, until it reaches a large window that overlooks the courtyard. A man's voice says, "What if I told you, all this never happened. We are fine and we will be fine. [That] The whole catastrophe was a dream after all? They promised, science could do everything, cure the sick, bring Lazarus back to life…" Having lived most of the last year under COVID-induced lockdowns, these words seem to reflect our inability to grasp the "new normal" consisting of social distancing and isolation, and our collective vulnerability as humans. But "Jole" is not about the pandemic. Its actors managed to finish filming the movie shortly before the lockdown began and COVID-19 did not really influence the movie's storyline. But in the current global context, the story raises a couple of important … [Read more...] about Pondering love and loss amid COVID at the Berlinale
The scientist behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab has been awarded a medal previously won by Winston Churchill. Professor Sarah Gilbert has been given the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Albert Medal for her work on the vaccine. Prof Gilbert, who is lead researcher on the team, is Professor of Vaccinology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford University. The RSA Albert Medal is awarded annually to recognise experts spearheading the solutions to “the challenges of our time”. Churchill scooped the gong in 1945 for leading the Allies to victory in the Second World War. Other past winners include Marie Curie for the discovery of radium; Alexander Graham Bell for inventing the telephone; Stephen Hawking for boosting awareness of physics; and Tim Berners-Lee for creating the World Wide Web. Prof Gilbert said: “It is a great honour to receive this award. “The creation and the development of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine came after I … [Read more...] about Scientist behind coronavirus vaccine given top medal named after Prince Albert
She loves to keep herself active. And on Friday, fitness enthusiast Elsa Pataky turned heads when she showed off her very toned legs in a pair of leopard print bike shorts teamed with a chic blazer while heading from the gym to a business meeting. The Carmen actress, 44, wore a black T-shirt under her grey structured jacket and accessorised her look with black shades and a camel-coloured bag. Wild thing! Elsa Pataky showed off her toned legs in leopard print bike shorts as she headed from the gym to a meeting in Sydney this week Elsa, who recently dyed her blonde hair brown, let her chocolate tresses fall around her shoulders in loose curls. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Chris Hemsworth is all smiles as he shows off his washboard... Doting dad! Chris Hemsworth shows off his muscles as he... Chris Hemsworth pays sweet tribute to wife Elsa Pataky on... You are what you eat! Chris Hemsworth shows off his bulging... … [Read more...] about Wild thing! Elsa Pataky shows off her toned legs in leopard print bike shorts as she heads from the gym to a meeting in Sydney