Johnson & Johnson, though, saw the devices as a lucrative earner. Johnson & Johnson, whose subsidiary Ethicon produces one of the most widely used mesh products, is fighting a major class action in Australia. The women in the courtroom broke down in tears after federal court justice Anna Katzmann delivered her scathing judgment against the Johnson & Johnson companies. “Ethicon [an arm of Johnson & Johnson] conducted no or no adequate clinical trials on the devices before taking them to market,” she said. Johnson & Johnson can still appeal.
November 21, 2019 00:46 UTC
Gianni Infantino is confident Qatar will deliver a “discrimination-free” World Cup when it gets under way in three years’ time. But just as the 2018 World Cup in Russia was not blighted by racism as many had feared beforehand, so FIFA president Infantino believes Qatar will be an “inclusive” experience. “There were also questions ahead of the World Cup in Russia and we did not hear of a single case of discrimination – a positive outcome that resulted from the work done ahead of the event and the ability that the World Cup has to bring people together. There were criticisms over the size of the crowds during the World Athletics Championships in the city earlier this year, but Infantino believes the local community will be “completely taken” with the World Cup. I am sure that at the end of the tournament we will be talking about how this World Cup helped change perceptions and opened the door to a fascinating part of the world.
November 21, 2019 00:00 UTC
Johnson’s claim now, as in the referendum campaign, is that leaving Europe is an act of empowerment. Trade talks between advanced economies can fill the best part of a decade. Second, Phil Hogan, the EU trade commissioner, has said a year is sufficient. The narrowness of the Channel and the Eurosceptic fixation on de-alignment combine to make future trade talks harder than EU dealings with more remote countries. Impatience for a trade deal with Washington will spur Eurosceptic zealots into battle against any pragmatist who tries to repair relations with Europe.
November 20, 2019 17:49 UTC
The news will come as a blow for several European giants including Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona, who are eager to secure his services. Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old TraffordBruno Fernandes bargain Manchester United could sign Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes on the cheap. Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old TraffordErling Haaland to Arsenal Arsenal have joined the congested battle to sign RB Salzburg star Erling Haaland. Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old TraffordEdin Dzeko pursuit Manchester United are weighing up a move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko. Man Utd transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news, gossip and updates from Old TraffordAlf-Inge Haaland advice Erling Haaland shouldn’t join Manchester United or Arsenal.
November 20, 2019 15:52 UTC
Last week Jeremy Corbyn was branded a “terrorist sympathiser” by a heckler in Glasgow, who demanded to know where his “Islamic jihad scarf” could be found. But the reverend’s terrorist sympathiser insult did not come out of nowhere. The “terrorist sympathiser” label appears to be as subjective as the word “terrorist” itself. Insults such as “terrorist sympathiser” are meant to discourage awkward questions about the double standards that govern Britain’s relationship with the outside world. • Daniel Finn is a journalist and historian from Ireland, and author of One Man’s Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA
November 20, 2019 12:45 UTC
Midfielder Ryan Jack today admitted Scotland will never have a better chance of qualifying for a major tournament than the Euro 2020 play-offs. Aberdonian Jack, 27, said: “We are never going to have a better chance of getting the nation to a major tournament. “However, we cannot get too ahead of ourselves because there is a lot of hard work between now and March. I have to get my head down and work hard and see where it takes me. “It will take more hard work to keep that going.”
November 20, 2019 11:49 UTC
At the end of every video game console generation, the industry reaches a crossroads in relation to its future. Or will they be jettisoned in favour of streaming services that enable the games to be played on anything with a screen? Xbox chief: we need to create a Netflix of video games Read more“I am biased, but video games are the best form of art out there,” he says. Photograph: Dontnod EntertainmentSo where does he stand on the issue of the day – game streaming v game hardware? Facebook Twitter Pinterest ‘We’ve really focused on how games feels’ ... Spencer announced the forthcoming Xbox console, currently known as Project Scarlett, in June.
November 20, 2019 11:34 UTC
The shortfall in new affordable homes is likely to fuel householders’ reliance on the private rental market. In a third of areas of England fewer than 10% of homes are now affordable to welfare recipients, according to a study by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the homelessness charity Crisis. The number of new homes which the government classes as affordable was 57,485 in 2018-19, a figure surpassed four times in the last decade. The fastest rising subset of those “affordable homes” was shared ownership housing which involves tenants buying part of the property. Twenty-seven percent of households in housing need in England cited loss of private sector tenancy as a reason for homelessness, according to ONS data.
November 20, 2019 11:31 UTC
When done properly, a hockey fight between two (or more) consenting adults is a beautiful tradition with its own rules. The hockey fight looks to be a dying art, sinking below a fight every five games in the NHL – and rightfully so, given the fact that the NHL’s top enforcers of yesteryear have a habit of dying too young. But even though, to the average outsider, a hockey fight may look like mindless violence on ice, there are still some lines you don’t cross. Asked about the incident after the game, Hathaway had an inspiringly passive explanation – one that placed the blame on Gudbranson’s fist for forcing the spit’s escape. If your opponent sees you and is ready for action, your fists have license to fly.
November 20, 2019 09:00 UTC
Scotland’s Photograph Album: The MacKinnon Collection celebrates Scottish life and identity from the 1840s through to the 1940s. The photographs were amassed by collector Murray MacKinnon and illustrate a century of dramatic transformation and innovation
November 20, 2019 07:32 UTC
But if there was one branch that pushed the envelope from religion to near-fanatic cultishness, it’s Bikram yoga, the 90-minute routine of 26 postures performed in a room heated to 120 degrees founded by Bikram Choudhury. Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator is not the first to catalog Choudhury’s abuse and speak to victims on the record; in the ESPN 30 for 30 podcast BIKRAM, reporter Julia Lowrie Henderson, herself a Bikram yoga devotee, delves into much of the same material. Still, Orner said she understands why people were taken with Choudhury and the practice of Bikram yoga; it genuinely changed lives, and became socially and economically all-encompassing. First and foremost, “don’t go to a Bikram studio – if you want to do hot yoga, go to a hot yoga studio. People who have Bikram studios should change their name and lose any affiliation with him.”Facebook Twitter Pinterest Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator.
November 20, 2019 07:06 UTC
Boris Johnson’s plans to charge foreign staff who help save British lives £625 a year to use the NHS will worsen its staffing crisis, doctors’ and nurses’ leaders have warned. They have reacted with dismay over the prime minister’s proposal to increase the so-called health surcharge payable by non-EU staff for the third time in four years and demand it should be scrapped completely. This shows a clear lack of judgement that risks exacerbating the current workforce crisis in the NHS. “Forcing hard-working healthcare staff from overseas and their families to pay a fee for NHS services is already an inhumane policy, particularly given they already pay for the service through their taxes,” she said. Campaigners have denounced it as “double tax” for workers coming into the UK from outside the EU, who also pay for the health service through their national insurance contributions.
November 20, 2019 06:56 UTC
Tottenham Hotspur have acted swiftly to appoint José Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that will run until the end of the 2022-23 season following Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking on Tuesday. Mourinho for Pochettino: are Spurs run by Amazon’s documentary makers? Captain Harry Kane was among the Spurs players to express his best wishes to the departing Pochettino on Wednesday. Max Allegri, the former Juventus manager, and the Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, had also been linked with the Spurs job. On 4 December Mourinho will return to Old Trafford, where he was sacked as Manchester United manager on 18 December last year.
November 20, 2019 06:52 UTC
Unsurprisingly lots of the talk this morning is about last night’s ITV leaders’ debate – how they performed, who won and whether it shifted the views of any voters. We can expect parties to be talking about their various announcements today (Labour: poverty reduction, Conservatives: crime policies). Facebook Twitter Pinterest Police chase down protesters as a mother and her children look on from a park bench in central Hong Kong. The papersTop billing on most of the front pages today is given to the election leaders’ debate. The Guardian focuses on what the two men focused on in the debate: “Leaders stake their ground: Johnson Brexit, Corbyn NHS”.
November 20, 2019 06:22 UTC