I think about the small things that I can achieve, without too much discomfort. If you’re anxious, it means that you’re clever. If you’re anxious, it means you’ve seen the news. I was once in Tahiti, where I met a group of boys in their early 20s who dedicated their every working day to replanting the coral reef. They are almost all white-collar workers, tired of having the same tote bag discussion with themselves, tired of the brain loop.
May 08, 2021 07:00 UTC
Chinese scientists have been preparing for a Third World War fought with biological and genetic weapons including coronavirus for the last six years, according to a document obtained by US investigators. They have also published papers describing how these bat viruses have interacted with human cells. The market is just a few hundred yards from another lab called the Wuhan Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (WHCDC). Intelligence agencies suspect Covid-19 may be the result of an inadvertent Wuhan lab leak. It was stored at the Wuhan lab, the biggest repository of bat coronaviruses in Asia.
May 08, 2021 06:48 UTC
Get email updates with the day's biggest stories Invalid Email Something went wrong, please try again later. Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeA mum accidentally suffocated her newborn baby to death after she died suddenly while breastfeeding in bed. It's believed Mariana Ojeda, 30, who suffered with severe hypertension, lost consciousness and rolled onto her daughter after her blood pressure spiked. According to the news site Telecinco, Gabriel knew something was wrong and immediately went home only to find his wife and two-month-old daughter dead in bed. (Image: Newsflash)It is believed that the mother, who suffered with severe hypertension, went into shock and died, suffocating the baby girl who she was breastfeeding at the time.
May 08, 2021 06:46 UTC
Cost of beer to skyrocket as some brands double in price under MUPSome brands of beer will skyrocket in price under the Government’s new minimum unit pricing (MUP) formula. In research carried out by the Irish Independent, one example showed a 75c beer more than doubling in price to €1.60. Parents who still can't name deceased children due to court orders 'let down'Bereaved parents of several deceased children who were victims of violent crime have expressed frustration over court orders preventing them being named. Here’s what the seven affordable housing price caps can buy you across the countryThe Government’s new affordable housing scheme features seven different price caps aimed at reflecting the different realities of property costs across Ireland. The seven price caps range from the highest, €450,000 for Dublin city and Dun Laoghaire, to €225,000 in the so-called ‘BMW’ (Border, Midlands and Western) region.
May 08, 2021 06:33 UTC
Nancy Pelosi's attempt to 'say hey' to baseball legend Willie Mays on his birthday proved difficult after she posted a picture of the wrong athlete on Twitter. 'Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays,' the House Speaker tweeted on Thursday. 'A trailblazing, record-breaking baseball player, civil rights leader, and champion for youth sports and well-being, Willie Mays is a civic legend and national treasure. Nancy Pelosi mistakenly posted a picture of the wrong birthday baseball legend this weekPelosi initially posted a picture with Willie McCovey (left) before fixing with Willie Mays (right)The only issue is that the former Giants player was not Mays, but another fellow Hall of Famer, Willie McCovey. 'The photo we wanted to use was of the Speaker and Willie Mays at Willie McCovey’s August 2018 wedding.
May 08, 2021 06:06 UTC
They decided to create a traditional pub in their garden which they have dubbed the Adey Arms. A local electrician install the electrics before the couple started the decorating process, hanging wallpaper and sourcing second-hand furniture. The family-friendly garden pub has a table area for their children, Archie, 11, and nine-year-old Tilly. In total the couple spent £5,000 and the pub was finished in mid-April, taking just four weeks to complete. (Image: Jam Press)(Image: Jam Press)In a fun twist, they also framed a picture of the Queen covered in tattoos.
May 08, 2021 06:04 UTC
Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeThe organiser of the Vax Live has shared how he managed to get Meghan Markle and Prince Harry involved - just by asking. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said the royal couple jumped on board immediately as campaign chairs of Global Citizen’s Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World and were on the 'same page'. Prince Harry received a rapturous response as he took to the stage of a vaccine fundraising concert in the US - but without his pregnant wife Meghan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had both been set to join famous names from the worlds of music, film and politics at the Vax Live event in California. "We are grateful for their leadership in urging Covid-19 vaccine equity to help end the pandemic.
May 08, 2021 06:03 UTC
But what are your rights for when things return to normal, especially now the roadmap out of lockdown is underway? For some people, the idea of going back to the office might be daunting, or you may prefer doing your job from home. If your workplace is planning a return to the office, current rules state your working environment must be Covid-secure. Mr Price said: “Unauthorised absences can result in disciplinary action being taken against employees who unreasonably refuse to return to work. Instead, they should speak to staff in plenty of time from the planned return to the office to address any issues.
May 08, 2021 06:01 UTC
Who do Liverpool need to sign to retain the title? When the two teams met earlier this year, the Saints managed to take all three points with a 1-0 home win. Southampton's win contributed to Liverpool's spiralling league form at the time, which saw them lose against Brighton and Burnley too. What time is Liverpool vs Southampton? (Image: POOL/AFP via Getty Images)Liverpool vs Southampton TV channel and livestreamThe game can be watched live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.
May 08, 2021 06:01 UTC
Bank of Ireland will be writing to customers next week to inform them it is changing the terms and conditions on its deposit accounts, paving the way for it to start charging negative rates on high-net-worth individuals’ accounts holding more than €1 million. AIB said on Thursday that the volume of customer deposits that are being charged negative rates has increased from €4.7 billion at the end of 2020 to €10 billion. Banks in the Republic and across Europe have, for some time, been widening the net of customers being charged what are known as negative rates on deposits. This is because the European Central Bank (ECB) has imposed such charges for the past six years on surplus cash banks deposit with it. The ECB deposit rate stands at minus 0.5 per cent.
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May 08, 2021 06:00 UTC
A court heard that he severed her artery during a “bizarre and violent sado-masochistic" ritual, that took place a few hours after they met. He was jailed for six years gross negligence manslaughter at Sheffield Crown Court in August 2018, but he is now a free man after he was released last month. (Image: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media)Her artery was severed and she died in her bed from substantial blood loss. The court heard that Gaskell was seen half-naked, covered in blood and looking “possessed”, when he ran outside after inflicting the fatal injury. The court heard he has a number of previous convictions, including being jailed for 18 months in York in October 2016 for aggravated vehicle taking and theft.
May 08, 2021 05:45 UTC
Hundreds of additional children may have been sent overseas for adoption than originally thought. At least 256 of these children were sent to Northern Ireland, 64 to England, 23 to Scotland and 16 to Wales. In total, the Adoption Board data shows that at least 356 previously unknown children were sent out of the State to be adopted. While the vast majority went to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, children were also sent to at least seven other countries to be adopted. It was also not detailed in the 1996 press release as this was issued by the Adoption Board prior to the audit having commenced.
May 08, 2021 05:30 UTC
Joe Biden snapped at a reporter on Friday when the fully vaccinated president was asked why he continues to wear a mask 'so often' before he then put his mask on outdoors to fly to Camp David for the weekend again. Why do you choose to wear a mask so often when you're vaccinated and you're around other people who are vaccinated,' the reporter asked. The guidelines note that fully vaccinated people 'can gather or conduct activities outdoors without wearing a mask except in certain crowded settings and venues.' The president made his first trip to Camp David in mid-February and visited the retreat again in mid-March. He then spent the Easter holiday at Camp David in mid-April with First Lady Jill Biden.
May 08, 2021 05:29 UTC
An “immediate and urgent" investigation into “alarming” perinatal mortality rates in the African community in Ireland is needed, according to an advocacy group. The organisation’s call has come after the Irish Examiner discovered Perinatal Mortality Rates (PMRs) are highest where the mother or expectant mother is listed as national African and living in Ireland. Also, the early neonatal mortality rate is more than double that for national Irish mothers, at 3.5% compared to 1.6%, and the perinatal mortality rate is nearly double - 9.8% compared with 5.3%. Black maternity mortality rates have come to the fore as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the emergence of groups such as Black Mothers Matter. “For a start, the HSE needs to explain why the mortality rates are higher and what exactly it is doing to reduce them.
May 08, 2021 05:24 UTC
Camilla Franks shared a heart-wrenching post after undergoing ovarian removal surgery this week, as her battle with breast cancer continues. On Thursday, Camilla shared a heart-wrenching post on Instagram in which she revealed she was still in hospital recovering after undergoing surgery to remove her ovaries. 'Not only did I have to fight the breast cancer I had, I also had to prevent the future cancers I was so much more likely to get - more breast cancer, ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and others.' Camilla was first diagnosed with stage three breast cancer only months after welcoming her daughter, who she shares with her musician fiancé JP Jones, in January 2018. After that, the designer noted that she then had a double mastectomy and surgery to removal her fallopian tubes.
May 08, 2021 05:07 UTC