The last time the UK suffered an increase in its average number of daily cases was on May 7, when 5,600 Britons were diagnosed with Covid-19 and the spike was blamed on more people being swabbed for the infection after officials finally ramped up the mass-testing scheme. … [Read more...] about Britain records 138 more coronavirus deaths as daily fatalities continue to drop — but the average number of new Covid-19 infections is HIGHER than it was last week, official data reveals
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In a 2009 US television interview with Diane Sawyer, Rihanna said that Brown was her “first big love”. She had been warned that her reconciliation with him would set a bad example for young girls. “I realise that my selfish decision for love could result in some getting killed,” she said. “Even if Chris never hit me again, who’s to say that [their abusers] won’t kill these girls?” In 2013, back again with Brown, she told Rolling Stone, she didn’t care what people thought : “I decided it was important for me to be happy … I wasn’t going to let anyone’s opinion get in the way of that.” Months later they broke up again. … [Read more...] about The new queen bee: Rihanna is crowned Britain’s wealthiest female musician
Worst of all has been the government's shift to means testing, which means the precariat face marginal tax rates of over 80% as they lose benefits from taking low-paying jobs. Politicians regard 40% as too high for the squeezed middle and the affluent. This erodes incentives at the lower end of the labour market, leading to a vicious circle of falling wages, as well as lower and more conditional benefits, and to workfare. The well-known poverty trap is compounded by what should be called a precarity trap. Because benefits are harder to obtain due to growing conditionality and intrusive monitoring, claimants can wait weeks or months before obtaining them, often doing a lot of work to do so. Suppose, once they have gained entitlement, they are offered a menial job paying low wages. On top of the poverty trap, they face a high probability of soon being back in the queue to obtain benefit entitlement all over again. After a few months they could be worse off than before they took the job. … [Read more...] about Britain’s labour figures hide the real hours we work every day
As the attorney Lisa Bloom put it in a Monday press conference calling out a culture of sexism at Fox: “We are not living in the stone age or the Mad Men era.” She was speaking alongside her client Wendy Walsh, one of the most recent women to step forward to accuse O’Reilly of harassment, and she seemed to be trying to convince herself as much as anyone. Bloom is also the attorney for Jill Harth, Trump’s former business partner and the first woman to go on record accusing him of sexual assault – and last year, along with her mother, Gloria Allred, she was the go-to lawyer for women accusing the soon-to-be president of sexual misconduct. … [Read more...] about How did we wind up back in the Mad Men era at work?
She wrote on social media: “We’ve been working hard to figure out the safest way to bring this show to you, but want everyone to be healthy and able to dance together.” … [Read more...] about Kate Beckinsale, 46, spotted arm in arm with toyboy Goody Grace, 23