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Safe and alive, but 'traumatized,' the future of these Afghan women footballers is very uncertain

They are safe and alive, and have the prospect of new lives in the United Kingdom, but for 130 Afghan female football players and their families it's an existence still full of uncertainty.
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Safe and alive, but 'traumatized,' the future of these Afghan women athletes is very uncertain

They are safe and alive, and have the prospect of new lives in the United Kingdom, but for 130 Afghan female football players and their families it's an existence still full of uncertainty.
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Equity Release Pro: Growth in U.K. Could Become ‘Turbo-Charged’ in Spite of Headwinds

The use of home equity tapping products in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe has seen a high level of growth over the past year since the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and encompasses a greater share of the overall population in the United Kingdom when directly compared to the United States. Even so, growth could become even more pronounced in the years to come for products that have more than a passing similarity to American reverse mortgages. This is according to David ...
Tags: Europe, Finance, European Union, United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Burrowes, David Burrowes, Stucki, Barbara Stucki, Equity Release Council ERC, EEPARG


The Omicron variant has a 'record' number of mutations that may hinder vaccine effectiveness, NIH director says

NIH Director Francis Collins during a November 28, 2021, appearance on "Fox News Sunday."Fox News/Fox News Sunday NIH Director Francis Collins said Sunday that the Omicron variant could present challenges to existing vaccines. The new variant has a "record" number of mutations to the spike protein, the part of the virus that attaches to human cells, he said. He added that people should still get the current vaccines and boosters. The newly discovered Omicron variant of the coronavirus has a "...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Delta, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Pfizer, Nih, Collins, Francis Collins, Israel Belgium


Terravesta gets Phase 1 funding for miscanthus bioenergy project

In the United Kingdom, miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, was successful in its bid to secure Phase 1 funding for its OMENZ project which stands for ‘Optimising Miscanthus Establishment through improved mechanisation and data capture to meet Net Zero targets’. Success in Phase 1 will enable upscaling to contribute to the recommendation from the Climate Change Committee’s Sixth Carbon budget in Phase 2. To fulfill the need of planting at least 30,000 hectares a year by 2035, so that 700,000 hecta...
Tags: United Kingdom, William, Miscanthus, Fuels, National Farmers Union NFU, Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, Climate Change Committee 's Sixth Carbon, Renewable Energy Association REA, William Cracroft Eley


A driver shortage could lead to stores in the UK running out of alcohol ahead of Christmas, trade group warns

Rows of cans of hard seltzer and beer on shelf in store.Richa Naidu/Reuters Alcohol providers are reporting delays in delivering alcohol to stores in the UK.  The Wine and Spirit Trade Association sent a letter to the transport minister urging him to take action. The delays are a result of shortages of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers.  The United Kingdom could face a shortage of alcohol ahead of Christmas as the country deals with limited delivery drivers, The Wine and Spirit Trade Associat...
Tags: UK, News, Alcohol, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, Cnn, United Kingdom, Delivery, Grant Shapps, Beale, HGV, WSTA, Spirit Trade Association, Sarah Al Arshani


International travelers to England must self-isolate until they test negative for COVID-19 after 2 cases of Omicron variant identified

Prime Minister Boris Johnson.Andrew Parsons / No 10 Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tighter travel restrictions in response to the new COVID-19 variant. Two cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in the United Kingdom.  The Omicron variant carries a concerning number of mutations that could make it more transmissible. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday new restrictions for international travelers coming to England. They come after the United Kingdom identi...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, News, Trends, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Delta, Zimbabwe, Who, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Abc News, Scotland Wales, International Travel, Africa UK


UK tightens COVID-19 restrictions following omicron variant infections

The United Kingdom is tightening COVID-19 restrictions after two omicron variant cases were found in the country on Saturday.
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Two omicron COVID-19 cases found in UK

The first cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been identified in the United Kingdom , the country's health officials announced Saturday. #healthofficials
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A former nurse who's anti-vaxx will face trial for organizing rallies protesting lockdowns in the UK: report

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A former nurse will face trial for organizing three anti-lockdown protests in the UK, the Daily Mail reported. Kay Shemirani lost her nursing license earlier this year after a medical panel found she fell "seriously short of the standards expected of a registered nurse." Shemirani ...
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UK Reports 39,567 More COVID-19 Cases, 131 Deaths

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom on Saturday reported 39,567 more COVID-19 cases and 131 further deaths within 28 days of a positive test,...
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Omicron variant found in UK, Germany, Czech Republic

The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus has now been detected in the United Kingdom, while suspected cases have also surfaced in Germany and the Czech Republic. #czechrepublic
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Worldwide: USTR Terminates Section 301 Actions On Digital Services Taxes In Austria, France, Italy, Spain And The United Kingdom; Treasury Announces DST Agreement With Turkey - WilmerHale

On November 19, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it would terminate the actions it had taken under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to digital services taxes (DSTs)...
Tags: News, United Kingdom, Treasury, USTR, Office of the US Trade Representative USTR, Turkey WilmerHale


UK Law Commission confirms that smart contracts are governed by English and Welsh law.

The U.K. Law Commission, tasked with monitoring the laws in the United Kingdom and recommending reforms, has said England and Wales do not need statutory law reform for smart legal contracts in the digital asset space. In a Thursday announcement, the commission said smart contracts built using distributed ledger technology are permissible within England’s and Wales’ current legal framework. The commission said the conclusions built on those reached by the U.K. Jurisdiction Taskforce, which in 2...
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South Africa Finds New Variant Of COVID-19 With ‘Constellation Of Mutations’

The United Kingdom temporarily barred flights from six African nations amid fears over the new coronavirus strain.
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New COVID-19 Variant Has ‘Very Unusual Constellation Of Mutations’

The United Kingdom temporarily barred flights from six African nations amid fears over the new coronavirus strain.
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UK suspending flights from 6 African countries over new coronavirus variant fears: 'Our scientists are deeply concerned'

Britain's Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid.Andrew Matthews/Pool/Reuters A new coronavirus variant has been identified in Botswana and South Africa. Dubbed "B.1.1.529," it has many mutations, concerning scientists and the World Health Organization. The UK instituted travel restrictions on Thursday for six African countries following the news.  The United Kingdom has added six African countries to its "red" travel list and temporarily suspended flights over concerns about a new ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Abc, US, Trends, Bbc, Britain, South Africa, United Kingdom, Delta, Zimbabwe, Who, World Health Organization, Sajid Javid, Botswana


Country where 54 percent of adults drink alcohol once a week may run out of liquor for Christmas

Shops in the United Kingdom could run short of wine and liquor ahead of Christmas because there aren't enough drivers to make deliveries.
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Many in the UK may be in for a Christmas without wine and liquor

Shops in the United Kingdom could run short of wine and liquor ahead of Christmas because there aren't enough drivers to make deliveries.
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UK faces wine and liquor shortage before Christmas

Shops in the United Kingdom could run short of wine and liquor ahead of Christmas because there aren't enough drivers to make deliveries.
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UK faces shortage of wine and liquor before Christmas

Shops in the United Kingdom could run short of wine and liquor ahead of Christmas because there aren't enough drivers to make deliveries.
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At least 31 migrants died after their boat sank in the English Channel headed for the UK

A RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat carrying migrants approaches a beach in Dungeness on the south-east coast of England on November 24, 2021, after they are picked up crossing the English Channel.Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images At least 31 migrants died while trying to cross the English Channel, Reuters said.  Their boat sank off the coast of France while trying to reach the shores of the United Kingdom.  At least 31 migrants died while trying to cross the Englis...
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A group of migrants headed for the UK died after their boat sank in the English Channel

A RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat carrying migrants approaches a beach in Dungeness on the south-east coast of England on November 24, 2021, after they are picked up crossing the English Channel.Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images Several migrants have drowned while trying to cross the English Channel, the BBC reported.  At least 20 migrants were dead as of around 5 p.m. evening local time, AFP said.  Their boat sank off the coast of France while trying to reach the...
Tags: UK, England, News, France, International, Trends, Bbc, United Kingdom, Migrants, Calais, Afp, English Channel, South East Coast, Ben Stansall, Jake Epstein, Breaking


Biden to release 50m barrels of oil in effort to bring down rising US gas prices

Biden administration says oil supply hasn’t kept up with demand as economy recovers from pandemic, with gas prices double what they were in 2020The White House on Tuesday said it had ordered 50m barrels of oil released from the strategic reserve to bring down energy costs, in coordination with countries including China.In a tweet, Joe Biden said: “I have been working with countries across the world to address the lack of supply. As a result of our diplomatic efforts, this step will be taken in p...
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President Biden Announces Release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve As Part of Ongoing Efforts to Lower Prices and Address Lack of...

Announcement is in parallel with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom Over the #bidenannouncesrelease #unitedkingdom #republicofkorea
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‘A cruel slap’: Reserve Bank weighs inflation risks as the economy struggles

Critics have said the repo rate hike will jeopardise already sluggish economic growth, but others say the gradual increase will have little effectThe post ‘A cruel slap’: Reserve Bank weighs inflation risks as the economy struggles appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Interest Rates, Bank Of England, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Currencies, Inflation, Economic Growth, Investec, Monetary Policy Committee, Electricity Prices, Exchange Rate, Reserve Bank, Cosatu, First National Bank


Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters will be recognized as 'sentient beings' in UK after a review concluded they feel pain and distress

An octopus is pictured March 6, 2018 at the Oceanopolis sea center, in Brest, western France.Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images A review of 300 studies concluded there is strong evidence some invertebrates are sentient. The UK government is updating an animal welfare law to includes octopuses, crabs, and lobsters. The review defined sentience as "the capacity to have feelings, such as feelings of pain, pleasure, hunger, thirst, warmth, joy, comfort and excitement." Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters w...
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The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Season 4 Trailer: Bakers, You Have Two Weeks

The series that has single-handedly gotten me through quarantine is back to spread some holiday cheer -- and a little bit of buttercream icing. "The Great British Baking Show" (known in the UK as "The Great British Bake Off") holds its annual holiday competition, which jumped off from "British Baking" in 2016 and consists of two specials each year. In these specials, a quartet of bakers returning from the previous series bake against the clock and each other in a series of holiday-themed challen...
Tags: UK, Television, Movies, News, Bbc, Netflix, Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Trailers, Mary Berry, Nancy, Paul Hollywood, Henry, Matt Lucas, Helena


UK Reports 40,004 New COVID-19 Cases, 61 Deaths - Daily Data

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom reported 40,004 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the seven-day total to 287,205, a 9.4% rise...
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