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From Threats of Gang Rape to Islamophobic Badgering, Indian Women Politicians Face High Levels of Online Abuse, Says Report

Women politicians in India receive on average 113 problematic or abusive tweets per day, including threats and badgering, according to a . The report, which analyzed 114,716 tweets directed at 95 Indian women politicians during the last Indian general election in 2019, found that 1 in 7 tweets about female politicians were abusive or problematic. “Online abuse has the power to belittle, demean, intimidate and eventually silence women,” the report said. While women around the world face sex...
Tags: Twitter, News, India, Uncategorized, Muslim, U K, Amnesty, Tete, Kavita Krishnan, All India Progressive Women s Association, Communist Party of India Liberation, CNN For Muslim, India Amnesty


Revolut partners with Flagstone to offer savings vaults in the UK

Fintech startup Revolut lets you earn interests on your savings thanks to a new feature called savings vaults. That feature is currently only available to users living in the U.K. and paying taxes in the U.K. The company has partnered with Flagstone for that feature. For now, the feature is limited to Revolut customers with a Metal subscription (£12.99 per month or £116 per year). But Revolut says that it will be available to Revolut Premium and Standard customers in the near future. Savings ...
Tags: Startups, UK, Tech, Fintech, Revolut, U K, AER, Revolut Premium and Standard


U.K. Parliament Passes Brexit Law, Leaving Film, TV Incentives Unaffected

The U.K. Parliament on Wednesday evening passed legislation paving the way for the country to leave the European Union on Jan. 31, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.K. had “crossed the Brexit finish line” following passage of the Withdrawal Agreement, which will officially become law when it receives royal assent from Queen […]
Tags: TV, News, Film, Global, European Union, Boris Johnson, BFI, Brexit, U.K, U K parliament, U K Parliament Passes Brexit Law Leaving Film TV


U.K. Parliament Passes Brexit Deal. Film, TV Incentives Not Affected

The U.K. Parliament on Wednesday evening passed legislation paving the way for the country to leave the European Union on Jan. 31. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.K. had “crossed the Brexit finish line” following passage of the Withdrawal Agreement, which will officially become law when it receives royal assent from Queen Elizabeth […]
Tags: TV, News, Film, Global, European Union, Boris Johnson, BFI, Brexit, Elizabeth, U.K, U K parliament, U K Parliament Passes Brexit Deal Film TV


Britain's Brexit bill passes final hurdle in Parliament

Britain's Brexit bill passed its final hurdle in Parliament on Wednesday after the House of Lords abandoned attempts to amend it, leaving the U.K. on course to leave the European Union next week. The bill was approved by Parliament's upper chamber after the House of Commons overturned changes to the government’s flagship Brexit bill made a day earlier by the unelected House of Lords. Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on Jan. 31, more than three and a half years after voters opte...
Tags: News, European Union, House Of Lords, Britain, House Of Commons, Parliament, Brexit, U K, House of Lords Britain


EU Gives Governments Scope for Bans on Some 5G Suppliers

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.The European Union will advise member states to consider banning some suppliers from parts of their 5G networks, in a policy document that may give them more scope to restrict the activities of China’s Huawei Technologies Co.The proposal is part of a so-called “toolbox” of measures seen by Bloomberg, to help national governments mitigate risks arising from 5G mobile technology. The recomme...
Tags: News, China, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Beijing, Nicky Morgan, Brussels, Huawei, U K, Huawei Technologies Co, Giles Turner, Nikos Chrysoloras, Natalia Drozdiak, Wu Ken, Joint ApproachThe European Commission


Here’s What It’s Like in Wuhan, the Chinese City at the Center of the Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak

Rows of blue-shuttered market stalls remain bolted behind streams of police tape. On one side of the street, a queue of market workers line up for inspection by health personnel. On the other, under a sign that reads “Huanan Seafood Market,” figures clad in white hazmat suits carry bundles of evidence into a small camouflage tent. It’s been six weeks since a mysterious pneumonia-like virus was first discovered in China’s central city of Wuhan, and the investigation continued Wednesday at th...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, News, China, Uncategorized, Thailand, Xi Jinping, Middle East, Sydney, World Health Organization, Cctv, Seattle, Wuhan, U K, Capital Economics


Libya’s Oil Output Plunges as Cease-Fire Talks Come Up Short

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.Libya’s eastern strongman kept virtually all of the nation’s oil fields shut, in a show of defiance after world leaders failed to persuade him to sign a peace deal ending the OPEC country’s civil war.Libya’s oil output plunged to the lowest level since August 2011, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Production stopped at its biggest field, the 300,000-barrel-a-day Sharara, a per...
Tags: London, News, France, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Russia, Africa, Opec, Bloomberg, European Union, Turkey, United Nations, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Moscow, Libya


Johnson Stays Away From Davos to Push Populist U.K. Agenda

(Bloomberg) -- As the global rich gather in Davos, Boris Johnson is reminding voters in Britain why he called his new administration the “people’s government.”The prime minister, who is staying away from the annual jamboree of the World Economic Forum, is considering the idea of moving the House of Lords out of London, possibly to York 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of the British capital.The shock revelation emerged a day after Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid warned business leaders t...
Tags: England, London, News, France, China, Russia, Africa, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Turkey, Uganda, House Of Lords, Britain, House Of Commons, Birmingham


Psychology Around the Net: January 18, 2020

This week’s Psychology Around the Net explores how anxiety looks in children , how managers can work with employees dealing with depression , why young girls are struggling more with mental health issues than their male counterparts, a new bill that would make mental health a priority for first responders , and more.     Anxiety is Different for Kids : Do you have a child who struggles with anxiety? Would you even recognize it? According to the author, anxiety disorders in childre...
Tags: Psychology, General, Students, Research, Disorders, Depression, Trauma, Wisconsin, Michigan, Childhood Trauma, Childhood Anxiety, Inner Critic, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Psychology Around The Net


U.S. to Tighten Control Over Releases of Major Economic Data

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.The U.S. Labor Department said it will ban computers from the room where journalists receive advance access to major economic reports such as employment and inflation figures, in an effort to ensure a level playing field.Currently, the department hosts “lockups” in Washington for major reports lasting 30 to 60 minutes, where journalists receive the data in a secure room, write stories...
Tags: News, Labor, Obama, Washington, San Francisco, Bloomberg, Canada, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Commerce, Merrill Lynch, Michael Bloomberg, Jefferies, Beach, Bloomberg News, U K, Commerce Department


Mass surveillance for national security does conflict with EU privacy rights, court advisor suggests

Mass surveillance regimes in the UK, Belgium and France which require bulk collection of digital data for a national security purpose may be at least partially in breach of fundamental privacy rights of European Union citizens, per the opinion of an influential advisor to Europe’s top court issued today. Advocate general Campos Sánchez-Bordona’s (non-legally binding) opinion, which pertains to four references to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), takes the view that EU law cov...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Lawsuit, UK, Human Rights, Privacy, Law, France, Court, Eu, European Union, United Kingdom, European Commission, Belgium, Watson, Privacy International


British, French Spies Risk EU Curbs on Telecom Data Snooping

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.British and French spy and security agencies shouldn’t be given unfettered access to phone and internet users’ data, according to an adviser to the European Union’s top court who warned that mass interception of private communications is only allowed in a “limited and discriminate” manner.A U.K. law that obliges telecommunications companies to provide security and intelligence agencies “wi...
Tags: News, Gchq, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Luxembourg, Privacy International, U K, EU Court of Justice, Belgium France, Manuel Campos Sánchez Bordona, Caroline Wilson Palow, Stephanie Bodoni, Anthony Aarons, EU Curbs on Telecom Data Snooping, Bastien Le Querrec


EU legal opinion: mass data retention at odds with EU law

A legal adviser at the European Union’s highest court said Wednesday that the bloc's data protection rules should prevent member states from indiscriminately holding personal data seized from Internet and phone companies, even when intelligence agencies claim that national security is at stake. Commenting on a series of cases from France, the U.K. and Belgium — three countries that have been hit by extremist attacks in recent years and have reinforced surveillance — Sanchez-Bordona said that th...
Tags: News, France, Eu, European Union, Belgium, Ecj, U K, Sanchez Bordona


Smithsonian On Board Second Round of Woodcut and TCB’s ‘Combat Ships’

Smithsonian Channel has signed on for a second season of TCB Media Rights and Woodcut Media’s “Combat Ships.” Smithsonian has handed an 8 x 60’ episode order for season two, set to air on its U.S. and U.K. channels. Filming has already commenced, with a summer air date in the works. The second season of […]
Tags: Global, Smithsonian, U K, Smithsonian Channel, Woodcut Media, David Royle, Smithsonian On Board Second Round of Woodcut, TCB Media Rights and Woodcut Media


Europe Turns Up Heat on Iran in Bid to Save Nuclear Accord

(Bloomberg) -- European nations insist they still want to save the Iran nuclear deal, but to do that they now need to turn up the pressure on Tehran.Germany, France and the U.K. triggered a dramatic escalation in the standoff with Iran on Tuesday, starting formal action against the Islamic Republic for breaching restrictions on uranium enrichment set out in the 2015 accord.Violating the terms of the deal marks a dangerous new course that could see Iran coming closer to developing a nuclear weapo...
Tags: Europe, London, News, Washington, China, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Barack Obama, Eu, Bloomberg, European Union, Iran, Bbc, Vienna, Britain


'Left With No Choice,' European Allies Put Iran On Notice Over Nuclear Deal Breaches

France, Germany and the U.K. say they are lodging a dispute against Tehran. While they voiced hope for the nuclear agreement's survival, the clock is ticking — and renewed sanctions may be looming.(Image credit: Jean-Francois Badias/AP)
Tags: News, Iran, Tehran, U K, France Germany


Princes William and Harry Deny ‘Offensive and Potentially Harmful’ Newspaper Reports of Brotherly Feud

Princes William and Harry issued a strongly-worded statement Monday denying British newspaper reports that their relationship has broken down in the wake of Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s decision to step down as senior members of the Royal Family. Spokespeople for the princes said the report was “offensive and potentially harmful,” in a rare public denial of press coverage of the Royal Family. “Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a U.K. newspaper today speculating about the rel...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Royals, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Royal Family, William, North America, Duke, U K, Meghan, Markle, Times of London


After 3 Years, Northern Ireland Has a Government Again

(LONDON) — Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing government. Lawmakers gathered at Parliament Buildings in Belfast and chose a new executive, led by the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party and the Irish nationalists Sinn Fein. Legislators picked DUP leader Arlene Foster as first minister — a post she held before the previous assembly was dissolved — wit...
Tags: London, News, Scotland, Uncategorized, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belfast, Sinn Féin, SDLP, Brexit, Parliament Buildings, Neill, U K, Arlene Foster


Forget What You Think You Know About Blue Light and Sleep

It’s become a virtually unchallenged piece of conventional wisdom that exposure to blue light—the type emitted by electronic device screens—is bad for sleep. That thinking has spurred a mini-industry of innovations meant to stop those effects, like warm-toned “night mode” settings on gadgets and glasses that claim to block blue light. But in December, a group of researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. published a paper in Current Biology challenging that notion. After exposi...
Tags: Wellness, News, Sleep, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Michigan, U K, University of Manchester, Gardiner, Wyatt, Matthew Gardiner, Goldstein, Rush University Medical Center, Melanopsin, Cathy Goldstein, James Wyatt


Weekly News Roundup: Local Focus, Oslo’s big zero, and more

(Note: This is your Monday Roundup for the week. It’s a few days late because, well, I’m still in Mexico on vacation at the moment so I haven’t been on a regular work schedule. Back in the office Thursday!) This week’s roundup is brought to you by Endurance Physical Therapy + Bike Fit Studio (2323 N Williams Ave) who reminds us that it’s the perfect time of year to work out those kinks in your form. Here are the most noteworthy items the BikePortland community has come across in the past we...
Tags: New York, Washington, Mexico, Oregon, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Norway, City Council, York, Oslo, Ny Times, Honolulu, U K


Richard Dreyfuss to Appear in ‘Celebrity Bake Off’ in the U.K.

A celebrity edition of popular British cooking format “Bake Off” has added an Oscar-winner to its ingredients. Richard Dreyfuss is in the lineup for “The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer,” which will air later this year. The celeb-infused version of the show is a key element in U.K. broadcaster Channel 4’s […]
Tags: News, Global, Channel 4, The Great British Bake Off, U K, Richard Dreyfuss


‘Our Broken System Has Been Exposed.’ How a British Woman’s Rape Case in Cyprus Has Become a Rallying Cry for Activists

“Exaggerated, confused, contradictory and incoherent.” With those words, a judge in a Cyprus courthouse on Dec. 30 dismissed the testimony of a 19-year-old British woman who said she had been forced to sign a retraction after reporting being raped by 12 Israeli men in the popular holiday resort town of Ayia Napa last summer. The judge instead found her guilty on a charge of public mischief, and she now awaits sentencing on Jan. 7. Susana Pavlou, who attended the hearing in solidarity wi...
Tags: Europe, News, Supreme Court, Israel, Uncategorized, Tel Aviv, Cyprus, Bbc, Britain, Amnesty International, European Court Of Human Rights, U K, Ben Gurion, Polak, U K Foreign Office, Dominic Raab


HBO’s Chernobyl Has Led to a Surge in Tourism for This Forgotten Nuclear Town. Now, It’s Trying to Redefine Itself

Wearing a white cotton bodysuit, a helmet and a respirator to protect against radiation, tour guide Beata Jevsejeva walks briskly up the stairs to the reactor hall at the decommissioned Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) in the Lithuanian town of Visaginas. It’s late November and sparks fly out of the ground as mechanics saw metal to remove a refueling machine, once used to top up uranium levels. Ten years ago, on Dec. 31 2009 , the INPP’s final nuclear reactor was shut down shor...
Tags: Google, Europe, Hbo, London, News, Vladimir Putin, Australia, Germany, Russia, Uncategorized, Spain, Ukraine, Britain, Crimea, Poland, Moscow


Queen Elizabeth to Acknowledge 2019 Was a ‘Bumpy’ Year in Christmas Speech

(LONDON) — Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain and her family have endured a difficult year by saying during her Christmas message that it has been a “bumpy” time. The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day. It was recorded before the queen’s husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized in London as a precautionary measure. Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace before the speech show the queen admits difficulties du...
Tags: London, News, Uncategorized, European Union, Canada, Britain, Prince Charles, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Parliament, Charles, William, South Yorkshire, Sandringham, Elizabeth Ii, Elizabeth


These Are the Big Brexit Battles Ahead

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.As Brexit enters its final phase, the European Union is preparing to navigate the most complex negotiation in its history: its future relationship with Britain.It promises to be an even bigger and more complicated fight than the political skirmishes over the U.K.’s decision to leave, with everything from trade to security cooperation up for discussion. A deal will require the approval of the remaining 2...
Tags: News, Angela Merkel, Time, Eu, Spain, European Union, Czech Republic, Britain, Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Madrid, Brexit, Mediterranean, U K


Johnson Promises ‘New Golden Age’ for Britain: Brexit Update

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Boris Johnson said Brexit hands the U.K. the opportunity to “renew itself” and herald a “golden age” as he began what his government described as a fast track process to ratify the divorce deal with Brussels and take Britain out of the European Union on Jan. 31.Along with Brexit, Johnson announced a “radical” program to cement promises made in the Conservative Party’s victorious election campaign, inclu...
Tags: London, News, Supreme Court, Scotland, Nazis, Eu, European Union, Bbc, House Of Lords, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, NHS, Labour, United Kingdom, House Of Commons


Global emissions slowed down in 2019, but still reached a record high

A series of studies concluded that the growth in emissions have slowed to 0.6 percent in 2019.Despite this, 2019 was another record year, with 37 gigatons of CO2 released into the atmosphere.The U.S. and E.U. actually reduced their emissions in 2019, but this was offset by the growth in emissions from the developing world. The findings highlight the importance of developing renewable energy infrastructure in these countries. None New research offers the very dimmest of good news in the global ...
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, China, India, Sustainability, United States, Innovation, Solar Energy, U K, U S, Global Issues