Check-in data from hundreds of millions of people who visited pubs, restaurants and hairdressers before lockdown was barely used by Test and Trace, according to a confidential report obtained by Sky News. The report admits that the failure of the £22bn service to use the data for alerts or contact tracing meant "thousands of people" were not warned they might be at risk of infection, "potentially leading to the spread of the virus." Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world To make matters worse, when coronavirus data from venues was used, public health officials encouraged pubs and restaurants to contact customers directly - a breach of data protection law which could leave businesses facing legal action. The report says that lack of guidance from Test and Trace for local public health teams on how to use the data left businesses "being asked to, or volunteering, to contact customers and visitors". Advertisement It adds: "This is a … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Test and Trace ‘barely used’ check-in data from pubs and restaurants – with thousands not warned of infection risk
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MOVIE director Jared Hess was just six years old when a series of bombings rocked the Mormon Church in America. He was living in London, his dad was bishop of the Hyde Park Ward of Latter-day Saints, and Jared had no idea then that events halfway around the world would hang over his life. Two people were killed, a community was terrified and a global movement was questioned - yet few of those involved have spoken about it since. Now Jared, the man behind comedy films Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, has made a groundbreaking Netflix series about the story behind the killings in Salt Lake City, Murder Among the Mormons. It’s hard to imagine the fear that enveloped the Mormon church at the time. It’s this atmosphere of terror that the three-part documentary, produced by BBC Studios, attempts to capture with grainy original footage from the time. Jared, who has served a mission for the church and became interested in the bombings as a teen, said : “People were … [Read more...] about Netflix’s Murder Among the Mormons tells shocking true story of Salt Lake City bombings, polygamy and angels
MURDER Among the Mormons is a hotly-anticipated new Netflix true-crime docuseries. The directors of the show said how people were going to be "surprised" to learn of the twisted mystery . When is Murder Among The Mormons about? Murder Among The Mormons tells the story of the infamous Salt Lake City bombings. The Netflix synopsis says: "High-stakes exploits turn deadly - and shake a global church to its core - in this extraordinary true crime story." In October 1985, a homemade bomb went off at the Judge Building in downtown Salt Lake City and killed financial consultant Steve Christensen , who collected historical documents. Shortly thereafter, a second bomb exploded in Holladay, killing Kathy Sheets, the wife of Christensen’s former boss. The next day, a third bomb went off in downtown Salt Lake City, seriously injuring document dealer Mark Hofmann . The true-crime series not only explores the events that unfolded, but unveils the connections between … [Read more...] about Murder Among the Mormons: When is it out and how can I watch?
A glass box, 25 square meters (269 square feet) in size, contains a toilet, a bed, a table and chair and a sink — nothing more. This artistic installation is a replica of a prison cell at the high-security Silivri prison in Turkey and is titled Prison of Though t. Next door, the exhibition titled T he Museum of Small Things is taking place in a part of Berlin's Maxim Gorki Theater. The show features a collection of everyday objects political prisoners may have: a telephone card, a paper airplane, black tea. In video installations, actors explain how each object is used, providing insight into the lives of the imprisoned, their solidarity, as well as their communication with one another — and their hopes. The exhibition was curated by Turkish journalist Can Dündar, along with Hakan Savas Mican. Dündar has been living in Berlin since 2016. He incurred the wrath of Turkish President Erdogan's government after reporting on arms deliveries by the Turkish intelligence service to … [Read more...] about Art in exile: A prison cell as an exhibition venue
Like so many others, the coronavirus has robbed travel influencers of their livelihoods. International travel is almost impossible and advertising partners have drastically scaled back their orders. Many of them now advertise fashion, sandwich spreads or mail-order companies. But some influencers carry on regardless. Clients around the world are using them and their immense influence to market travel destinations ― especially during the COVID crisis. Travel influencers promote travel to high-risk areas Like the Gulf emirate of Dubai. It relies on social media stars to attract vacationers ― after all, it wants to become the "world's leading tourist destination," in the words of the tourism authority's website. Influencers receive numerous benefits in Dubai. In return, they are supposed to persuade people willing to travel to book their vacation in the desert city despite the coronavirus pandemic and recent scandals about human rights violations . Dubai's tourism authority did … [Read more...] about Travel influencers and the COVID crisis