Matt Hancock faced a backlash today after claiming Brexit meant the UK beat the rest of the world to approve the new coronavirus vaccine. Meanwhile, Berlin's ambassador to the UK issued a sharp retort after Business Secretary Alok Sharma said history would remember the 'UK led humanity's charge against this disease'. 'A few weeks of thorough examination by the EMA is better than a hasty emergency marketing authorisation of a vaccine.' A spokeswoman said 'The temporary authorisation of the vaccine by the MHRA is not a marketing authorisation. At a press briefing, MHRA chief Dr June Raine said: 'We have been able to authorise the supply of this vaccine using provisions under European law which exist until January 1.
December 02, 2020 16:03 UTC
However, it emerged that her ex - who Hillary has nicknamed 'Peter' - was cheating on her with several women. In the video, Hillary rates the women according to how they reacted after she told them she was their lover's wife. I called the hotel, literally got the receipt and told my ex everything I knew. Hillary told how one of the women she contacted sent her the nude images and texts he send her to help Hillary in her divorceFeeling better. Hillary left her ex-husband in February 2019 and moved to New Mexico with her mother.
December 02, 2020 16:00 UTC
Gardaí have started 200 investigations, arrested 71 suspects and recovered €1.8 million from so-called money mule bank accounts as part of a major European investigation into fraud-based organised crime. Some 659 money mule bank accounts have been identified in the Republic and six money mule recruiters identified. Mule bank accounts are effectively bank accounts that gangs can get access so payments can be received in to them or stolen money moved through them in a bid to frustrate criminal investigations. Money mule accounts have been a rapidly growing problem in Ireland and across Europe and further afield in recent years, with a European Money Mule Action operation (EMMA 6) run by global law enforcement from September to November. Some 227 money mule recruiters were also identified with the theft of €33.5 million foiled.
December 02, 2020 15:55 UTC
Up to 10,000 fans could return safely to large stadiums before the end of the year year, experts say, but government wants to show smaller events can be staged without incident before increasing attendances. In particular, sport has to prove to cautious public health officials that clubs and fans will deliver super-safe small-scale events that do not contribute to the spread of the virus. However, at lower capacities more supporters can be persuaded to use their own car because parking is possible. While the overall message will focus on ‘For the Love of Sport’, each sport will integrate their own messaging specific to their club, venue or competition. This will focus on what all fans need to do in the venue to ensure it is as safe as possible for everyone.
December 02, 2020 15:47 UTC
So perhaps it's only logical that luxury fashion house Dior has branched out to include its own range - with a designer price tag. The 'versatile' hooded cardigan enables flexibility in styling and features a band at the back with a Christian Dior signature. The 'versatile' hooded cardigan (right) enables flexibility in styling and features a band at the back with a Christian Dior signature. These Dior and Shawn pants crafted from black and white silk twill cost £1,300, teamed with a matching £1,300 shirt (left). Pictured right: White technical taffeta shorts with a black Dior Zodiac motif retail at £1,100 while the matching white cotton toplin blouse is £1,200'To be uncomfortable is so outdated.
December 02, 2020 15:45 UTC
The Health Service Executive doubts that the State’s private hospitals will sign a new deal to let the HSE take over several thousand private hospital beds if there is another Covid-19 surge. In October, the HSE proposed that it should take up to 40 per cent of the beds in private hospitals for up to two years to deal with further surges in Covid-19 cases. The HSE report for the Government said there had been interest in principle from all bar one private hospital on its “safety net” proposals. The HSE had sought an “all-inclusive” package of care to be provided, including the services of doctors in the private hospitals. “Discussions with the private hospital groups are continuing and it would be inappropriate to comment on same at this point,” it said.
December 02, 2020 15:22 UTC
SpaceX giant 400ft Starship rocket will fly 47,000 feet into the air later this week according to Elon Musk, but there is a one in three chance it will land with a crash. No specific date or time has been set for the test flight, which follows a series of 'static fire tests', but it is expected to be before the end of this week. If this latest flight test - that will see the triple Raptor engine fire and lift the 400ft spaceship into the air - is successful, then further, higher tests will likely follow. The latest high-altitude test is penciled in for some point between Wednesday and the end of the week, but test times and dates can change at short notice. The latest prototype of Starship, dubbed SN8, needs to complete a static fire test at the SpaceX Boca Chica development facility in Texas before the altitude test flight.
December 02, 2020 15:05 UTC
A petition which has received more than 50,000 signatures is to be hand-delivered to Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) on Thursday, in protest against the continued visiting restrictions in maternity services. Restrictions vary between hospital groups, with some hospitals allowing partners to attend scans and appointments before the birth, as well as time-staggered visits being permitted after the birth. https://t.co/RjeEfITTc2 — Linda Kelly (@lindabtweeting) November 28, 2020Ms Kelly gave birth in July and spoke of her harrowing experience to this paper previously. Why can't all hospitals and maternity units stagger visiting hours with masks, like the ones in Dublin? "If a decision to restrict partners' presence is made, this decision is taken at hospital level, by hospital management.
December 02, 2020 14:55 UTC
Social media giant WeChat has taken down Scott Morrison's gushing tribute to Chinese Australians as tensions between Canberra and Beijing continue to escalate. Mr Morrison also took a veiled swipe at China in the statement, saying Australia was dealing with the report's findings like any 'free, democratic and enlightened nation'. Mr Morrison said last year he had never experienced any censorship of his account on the social media platform. 'Our Chinese Australian community will continue to play an important role in ensuring we remain a successful, multicultural nation.' The image shows Mr Morrison covering a dead body in a war zone while telling a painter - which represents China - to 'apologise'.
December 02, 2020 14:51 UTC
The treatment of older people during the pandemic “has been not far short of a disgrace,” Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop John McDowell has said. “We rightly accept slightly increased risks to keep schools open so that children will not lose out on their education. He was delivering his presidential address to the church’s General Synod on Tuesday. Originally scheduled to take place in Croke Park last May, the General Synod was postponed because of the pandemic and is taking place online this week. “I know many parishes will have had their own ways of helping those in that sort of need.
December 02, 2020 14:43 UTC
The Queen was 'more concerned about blood on her bed sheets than her own safety' when intruder Michael Fagan broke into her Buckingham Palace bedroom in July 1982, a former servant to the royal household has claimed. Paul Burrell appeared on Channel 4's Steoh's Packed Lunch today and claimed the Queen was 'more concerned about blood on her bed sheets than her own safety' when intruder Michael Fagan broke into her Buckingham Palace bedroom in July 1982. 'You have to remember when you're watching it, you're not watching a documentary, you're watching a dramatisation - but there's a ribbon of truth that runs through it.' Speaking of Charles' cruelty to Princess Diana, Paul claimed: 'I'm afraid that's fact. 'They're too busy working to worry about every other single member of royal family.
December 02, 2020 14:38 UTC
I'm a Celebrity bosses are under pressure to stop using live animals in trials after nearly 11,000 viewers lodged complaints, MailOnline can reveal. The RSPCA says that nearly 11,000 complaints have been made and are being passed to Ofcom, but the TV regulators say they have received, thus far, 922 direct complaints. I'm a Celebrity bosses are under pressure to stop using live animals in trials after nearly 11,000 viewers lodged complaints, MailOnline can revealOfcom, the Government's TV regulatory body, is assessing the complaints and has powers to ban animals being used as well as fine TV companies. Vets have also slammed 'I'm a Celebrity' over the use of animals on the hit series. '(This is) despite the high volume of Ofcom complaints and this being an issue that BVA and other animal welfare organisations have voiced serious concerns about in the past.
December 02, 2020 14:25 UTC
Stripe’s co-founder, John Collison, has said that he is “bullish” about the financial tech prospects for both Ireland and the UK after Brexit, saying Ireland might benefit and that the UK has enough investment to remain a leading player. Asked about his view of prospects for the UK’s financial technology ecosystem, Mr Collison said he remains upbeat on the post-Brexit position there. On banking, Mr Collison said that Stripe had no ambitions. “We talked to users and lack of availability to capital was one of the biggest things that was holding back their business growth,” Mr Collison said. “But it's a little different on a market by market basis.”Asked about the company’s own financial plans, Mr Collison said that a flotation was not currently being prepared for.
December 02, 2020 14:17 UTC
Street traders on Dublin’s Henry Street and O’Connell Street have been given the go-ahead to set up their stalls for the run-up to Christmas. A compromise deal between traders, Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu and Dublin City Council has been struck after three weeks of talks. A council spokesperson said that there are plans for 25 stalls, with 15 planned for Henry Street and 10 on O’Connell Street. “The drawing of lots for the allocation of stalls was made today (Wednesday), which was overseen by the Lord Mayor and the Henry Street Traders Committee,” the council said. The Henry Street Traders Committee welcomed the move and thanked councillors for their help.
December 02, 2020 13:45 UTC
'Socialism is still a loaded term for a lot of folks. 'They care that that is something that is important to a lot of young people and a lot of older people alike.' Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Wednesday that Democrats still struggle to embrace socialism in the party. 'Socialism is still a loaded term for a lot of folks,' he said. Obama's main piece of advice for the Democratic Party: 'Tell a story… folks can relate to.'
December 02, 2020 13:43 UTC