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Ethos picks up $100M at a $2.7B+ valuation for a big data platform to improve life insurance accessibility

More than half of the U.S. population has stayed away from considering life insurance because they believe it’s probably too expensive, and the most common way to buy it today is in person. A startup that’s built a platform that aims to break down those conventions and democratize the process by making life insurance (and the benefits of it) more accessible is today announcing significant funding to fuel its rapidly growing business. Ethos, which uses more than 300,000 data points online to dete...
Tags: Health, TC, UK, Enterprise, Robert Downey Jr, Jay Z, Finance, Softbank, Funding, Insurance, Tech, Life Insurance, Will Smith, Accel, Roc Nation, Ethos


UK children will not be offered Covid jab unless vulnerable

Sajid Javid accepts JCVI advice that jab should only be offered to clinically at-risk children over age of 12 Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren in the UK will get a Covid vaccine only if they are over 12 and extremely vulnerable, or live with someone at risk, as scientists raised concerns about inflammation around the heart linked to the Pfizer jab.Sajid Javid, the health secretary, said he accepted the advice of scientific advisers that only children over 12 w...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Children, Society, UK News, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Sajid Javid, JCVI, Coronavirus


UK Covid cases could hit 200,000 a day, says scientist behind lockdown strategy

Prof Neil Ferguson says 100,000 cases after England unlocks are ‘almost inevitable’ and may doubleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid cases could hit 200,000 a day in the UK this year and cause “major disruption” to the NHS, according to the scientist whose initial modelling helped shape Britain’s coronavirus lockdown strategy.Prof Neil Ferguson said it was “almost inevitable” that Monday’s final phase of unlocking would bring on 100,000 daily cases, with about 1,00...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, Britain, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Ben Lovejoy: Apple Might Leave the UK Market, Claims its Lawyer in Patent Troll Case (Source: 9to5 Mac) Drew FitzGerald: Huawei Settles Two Patent Lawsuits It Filed Against Verizon (Source: The Wall Street Journal) Matthew Bultman: Patent Office Policies Drive Interest in Old Litigation Playbook (Source: Bloomberg Law) Ben Lovejoy: Apple Granted Patent for iPhone Periscope Lens Expected in 2022 (Source: 9to5 Mac) Source: USPTO Commentary and Journal Ar...
Tags: UK, Law, Congress, Uspto, Biden, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Patent, Ben Lovejoy, National Law Review, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Matthew Bultman, Mac Drew FitzGerald, Bloomberg Law Ben Lovejoy, Bernard P Codd


Russian billionaire settles with ex-wife five years after £450m payout ruling

Farkhad Akhmedov had contested 2017 decision but has now reached an agreement over divorceAfter almost five years of fighting a high court ruling that awarded the UK’s largest ever divorce payout, a Russian billionaire has reached a settlement with his ex-wife.Farkhad Akhmedov and Tatiana Akhmedova have been embroiled in the most expensive family feud in history since a London high court judge awarded Akhmedova a £450m divorce payout in 2017. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Law, Russia, UK News, Divorce, Farkhad Akhmedov, Tatiana Akhmedova, Akhmedova


Former solicitor, 96, believed to be UK’s oldest new graduate

Archie White awarded fine arts degree from East Sussex College aged 96 years and 56 daysA former solicitor from Hastings is believed to have become Britain’s oldest new graduate after receiving a degree in fine art at the age of 96.Archie White, who retired at 92, said he was “not too bothered about being the oldest graduate or not” and had thoroughly enjoyed studying at East Sussex College. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Arts, Students, Education, Law, Society, UK News, Britain, Older people, Hastings, Archie White, East Sussex College, East Sussex College Continue


UK plan for Troubles amnesty breaches international obligations – Irish minister

Simon Coveney says plan would harm peace process and add ‘years of misery’ for familiesIreland’s foreign minister has warned that a British government plan to bring prosecutions for killings during the Troubles to an end would breach its international obligations.The proposals would also undoubtedly be tested in the courts and add “years of uncertainty and misery for families with no benefit”, Simon Coveney said. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Simon Coveney


Cheesed Off Employee Loses Wrongful Dismissal Appeal

Written by Daniel Standing, LL.B., Editor, First Reference Dismissal for cause is frequently characterized as capital punishment in the employment realm. As a drastic solution, one would presume that an employer would only terminate a worker’s employment for good reason and with a firm sense of an employee’s wrongful conduct. A recent decision of the Manitoba Court of Appeal, McCallum v Saputo, 2021 MBCA 62 (CanLII), indicates that an employer’s position is not necessarily compromised if it fail...
Tags: UK, Law, Canada, Court of appeal, Employment law, Ontario, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Daniel, McCallum, Saputo, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Case Comment, Substantive Law, Breach Of Contract, Suspected Wrongdoing


Towns trouser cash as billions earmarked for ‘levelling up’ in UK

A Wallace and Gromit bench, a circus centre and a flying theatre are among projects in the pipelineBoris Johnson tries to reassure southern MPs over ‘levelling up’The government’s levelling up agenda will result in billions of pounds being invested in projects across the United Kingdom. Ministers will use four new funds to finance large-scale renovations in seaside towns such as Hastings and Hartlepool, while also creating thousands of new jobs. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Money, Society, UK News, Art and design, United Kingdom, Sculpture, Preston, Local Government, Norfolk, Johnson, Hartlepool, Hastings, County Durham, Wallace


UK confirms plan to call time on Troubles prosecutions

Proposals to end prosecutions relating to Troubles before 1998 opposed by Irish government All criminal prosecutions relating to the Troubles and future attempts to take civil actions would be blocked under UK government plans that have united Northern Ireland’s parties in opposition. The proposals, which are also opposed by the Irish government, were announced by Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, who told MPs it was a “painful truth” that criminal investigations were unlikely to de...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Military, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Ira, Northern Irish politics, Brandon Lewis, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Good Friday Agreement


UK confirms plan for statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions

Northern Ireland secretary outlines proposals to end prosecutions relating to Troubles before 1998Plans to end all prosecutions related to the Troubles before 1998 have been announced by the UK government.Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, said current and future generations would be “condemned” to division, and reconciliation would be impended if the government did not act. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Military, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Brandon Lewis


YuLife nabs $70M at a $346M valuation for its gamified, wellness-oriented approach to life insurance

Life insurance — financial protection you buy against your death — may not read like the liveliest of industries on paper. But a life insurance startup that believes it can turn that stigma around, by infusing the concept with gamification and a push towards wellness and health — and change the life insurance industry in the process — is today announcing significant funding, a sign of the traction it’s getting for its big ideas. YuLife, a London startup that has built a new kind of life insuranc...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Europe, UK, London, Enterprise, Jay Z, Insurance, Tech, Life Insurance, Asos, Garmin, Rubin, Ben Kaminski, Yulife, Sammy Rubin YuLife


Government to introduce statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions

Brandon Lewis to outline approach amid criticism that move amounts to amnesty for army veterans and paramilitariesThe UK government is expected to introduce a statute of limitations to end all prosecutions related to the Troubles before 1998 to stop Northern Ireland being “hamstrung by its past”.Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, will outline the approach in the House of Commons on Wednesday as government sources rejected claims it would amount to an amnesty for army veterans and par...
Tags: UK, UK News, Military, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, British Army, Brandon Lewis


Missing school: how art can help girls in Nepal get an education – in pictures

Some of the UK’s best-loved illustrators, including Axel Scheffler, Debi Gliori and Jackie Morris, have created artworks telling the stories of children in rural Nepal who struggle to get an education. The pictures are being raffled by the charity United Word Schools, which has opened schools in the country.All photographs by Navesh Chitrakar for UWS*All girls’ names have been changed Continue reading...
Tags: Books, UK, Children, Society, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Global development, Global Education, Navesh Chitrakar, Jackie Morris, Axel Scheffler Debi Gliori, United Word Schools


South Tyneside health chief warns of ‘vast’ staff losses to self-isolation

Planned surgery could be cancelled if cases continue to grow exponentially, says director of public healthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe director of public health in the UK’s latest Covid hotspot says his biggest anxiety is losing “vast swathes” of the local workforce to self-isolation in the coming weeks, particularly in health and social care.South Tyneside, in the north-east of England, has asked the government for help to step up its vaccination programme aft...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, NHS, Newcastle, North Of England, South Tyneside, Coronavirus


Migrant rough sleeper facing eviction from London accommodation

Man faces eviction from emergency hotel accommodation because he refuses to return to his home countryA migrant rough sleeper is facing eviction from emergency hotel accommodation by a London council because he refuses to return to his home country.A letter from Westminster council to the individual states that following assessments by the homeless charity the Connection at St Martin’s, the council was unable “to identify a service offer that will resolve your rough sleeping in the UK”. Continue...
Tags: UK, London, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Homelessness, Local Government, St Martin, Westminster council


Fintech startups in Europe raised $17 billion in 2021. See 14 of the pitch decks they used to land millions from VCs.

Marshmallow founders Alexander and Oliver Kent Braham raised $30 million earlier this year. Marshmallow Fintech and insurance startups in Europe have raised $17 billion in a record year for investment. Insider has reported extensively on both sectors as investor appetite soared. These pitch decks reveal how 14 different startups pitched their visions and products to investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Financial services and insurance startups are the crown jewels of...
Tags: Startups, Spotify, Europe, UK, Germany, Softbank, US, Trends, Insurance, Venture Capital, Tencent, Goldman Sachs, Alan, Fintech, DST Global, Klarna


1H 2021 Quick Links, Part 3 (Content Moderation, Censorship, Privacy, & More)

Content Moderation * NYT: Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump * Axios: All the platforms that have banned or restricted Trump so far * NY Times: What Happened When Trump Was Banned on Social Media * NY Times: Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg’s Partnership Did Not Survive Trump * “False Accusation: The Unfounded Claim that Social Media Companies Censor Conservatives.” From the article: “the claim of anti-conservative animus is itself a form of disinformation: a falsehood with no reliabl...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Minnesota, Law, Russia, Nigeria, Bill, Ada, Sheryl Sandberg, Privacy/security, Trump, Alex Jones, Boston Globe, Ny Times


Fijian-born soldiers given right to live in UK despite legal battle loss

‘Moral victory’ claimed by veterans’ lawyers as Ministry of Defence grants indefinite leave to remainA group of Fijian-born soldiers who sued the government after being classified as illegal immigrants have been granted leave to remain in the UK, despite losing their legal battle against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Home Office.Seven of the group, who claimed they were the victims of serious and systemic administrative mistakes because they were not properly advised on how to claim the ...
Tags: UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Military, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Commonwealth immigration


Global philanthropists pledge £94m to cover UK foreign aid cuts

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among organisations picking up some of bill for health projectsA group of global philanthropists, including Bill Gates, have pledged £93.5m to help cover the shortfall left by the UK government’s cuts to foreign aid.After the government cut funding by about a third in the autumn spending review, many “critical” projects have stalled or been put at risk. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Bill Gates, Aid, Global development, Bill, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates


Europe's hottest fintech startups raised $17 billion in 2021. See 14 of the pitch decks they used to land millions from VCs

Marshmallow founders Alexander and Oliver Kent Braham raised $30 million earlier this year. Marshmallow Fintech and insurance startups in Europe have raised $17 billion in a record year for investment. Insider has reported extensively on both sectors as investor appetite soared. These pitch decks reveal how 14 different startups pitched their visions and products to investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Financial services and insurance startups are the crown jewels of...
Tags: Startups, Spotify, Europe, UK, Germany, Softbank, US, Trends, Insurance, Venture Capital, Tencent, Goldman Sachs, Alan, Fintech, DST Global, Klarna


Boris Johnson announces end to UK military mission in Afghanistan – video

Boris Johnson has announced the end of Britain’s military mission in Afghanistan, following a hasty and secretive exit of the last remaining troops 20 years after the post-9/11 invasion that started the 'war on terror'. Speaking in the Commons, the prime minister confirmed to MPs that the intervention, which claimed the lives of 457 British soldiers, would end even as the insurgent Taliban have been rapidly gaining territory in rural areas as UK and other forces withdrawBoris Johnson announces e...
Tags: UK, World news, Afghanistan, Britain, Military, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Foreign, Taliban Continue, Commonwealth and Development Office


Boris Johnson announces end to UK military mission in Afghanistan

Hasty and secretive exit of last remaining troops 20 years after invasion prompts criticismBoris Johnson has announced the end of Britain’s military mission in Afghanistan following a hasty and secretive exit of the last remaining troops 20 years after the post 9/11 invasion that started the “war on terror”.The prime minister confirmed to MPs that the intervention, which claimed the lives of 457 British soldiers, would end even as the insurgent Taliban have been rapidly gaining territory in rura...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, World news, Afghanistan, Britain, Military, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office


Global experts urge Boris Johnson to delay ‘dangerous’ Covid reopening

More than 100 scientists and doctors say move risks creating a generation with problems due to long CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLifting the remaining Covid restrictions in England this month is “dangerous and premature”, according to international scientists and doctors, who have called on the UK government to pause reopening until more people are vaccinated.Writing in the Lancet, more than 100 global experts warn that removing restrictions on 19 July will ca...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Lancet, Coronavirus


Age, sex, vaccine dose, chronic illness – insight into risk factors for severe Covid is growing

A look at the demographics as 18.5 million people in the UK fall into the heightened risk categoryAbout 18.5 million individuals, or 24.4% of the UK population, are at increased risk of developing severe Covid because of underlying health conditions. It is well known that older people are at high risk, but the understanding of all the risk factors is incomplete. Experts say that this knowledge needs to develop at speed to support policy and planning given that social restrictions will end in Eng...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Children, Obesity, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Heart Disease, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Dementia, Older people, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Sars


‘Staggeringly high’ number of people with autism on UK Prevent scheme

Terror laws reviewer says criminal justice outcome not always right one for people with the conditionA “staggeringly high” number of people with autism are referred to the government’s anti-radicalisation Prevent programme, a terror laws watchdog will say, calling for discussion about terrorism cases in which the disability features.Jonathan Hall QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, will say autism and terrorism has not received much public attention due to “a very real and res...
Tags: UK, Society, UK News, Autism, UK security and counter-terrorism, Young People, Jonathan Hall


England’s ‘freedom day’ to be day of fear for elderly people, charities warn

Vulnerable and immunocompromised people anxious about 19 July end to Covid rulesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s “freedom day” will be a day of fear for elderly and vulnerable people and those with compromised or suppressed immune systems, for whom the efficacy of vaccines is much reduced, charities have warned.Citing the statement by the new health secretary, Sajid Javid, that Covid infections could surge to a record 100,000 a day in a few weeks after ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Society, UK News, Disability, Social exclusion, Social Care, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Johnson, Care workers, Coronavirus


Covid death risk ‘almost four times higher’ for poorest in England

Inquiry reveals far worse prospects for working-age adults and says inequality has ‘frayed nation’s health’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chances of dying from Covid-19 were nearly four times higher for adults of working age in England’s poorest areas than for those in the wealthiest places, an inquiry into of the health impacts of the pandemic has found.The nine-month inquiry by the Health Foundation charity said a decade of widening health inequalities and cuts...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Social Care, Inequality, Coronavirus, Health Foundation charity


MPs say 1,000 babies die preventable deaths in England each year

Commons health committee says NHS has reduced baby deaths significantly but could do more to improve safetyA cascade of catastrophic failings’: the UK’s baby death scandalsA thousand babies die preventable deaths every year in England because a culture of shifting blame and keeping tight-lipped means lessons are not learned after mistakes happen on NHS maternity wards, a report by MPs has said.Almost two in five childbirth units still provide care that is unsafe to some extent, despite maternity...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Pregnancy, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS


Priti Patel to reveal proposals for offshore centres for asylum seekers

Borders bill will allow for charges against migrants ‘knowingly’ arriving in UK without permissionMinisters are to reveal proposals for a suite of new laws paving the way for offshore centres for asylum seekers and criminal charges for migrants “knowingly” arriving in the UK without permission.The nationality and borders bill, formerly known as the sovereign borders bill, has been described by the Home Office as containing “the most radical changes to the broken asylum system in decades” making ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Refugees, Priti Patel



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