- EntertainmentEvening Standard
Woman wanted half of $100,000 donated to San Diego Starbucks barista after he refused to serve her without face mask
A woman who refused to wear a mask at a Starbucks in San Diego wanted half of the money donated to the barista who refused to serve her.Lenin Gutierrez, 24, was working at a Starbucks in Clairemont when Amber Lynn Gilles entered the cafe without wearing a face mask.
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Coronavirus tests used by the NHS may be unsafe and have been halted, the Government has announced. Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, is to make a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon about the problems with coronavirus kits, which could hamper widespread testing. The Department of Health said the NHS Test and Trace service had been notified that some test kits produced by Randox Laboratories may not meet required safety standards. "As a precautionary measure, and while we investigate further, NHS Test and Trace are requesting that all settings pause the use of Randox test kits with immediate effect and until further notice,” a Government statement said. "The risk to safety is low and test results from Randox kits are not affected. We will be supporting all testing settings to receive replacement kits as soon as possible."
- HealthYahoo Life
Woman who woke up from surgery with hair braided by doctor makes the case for more Black physicians: 'It can save lives'
One woman’s tweet about her experience with a Black doctor went viral, increasing the call for more Black medical professionals. Yahoo Life spoke to both India Marshall and her surgeon, Dr. Jewel Greywoode.
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Sir Patrick Vallance says it’s 'absolutely' clear UK’s coronavirus outcome has not been good as he warns virus will likely be around ‘for a number of years’
Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has admitted that the outcome of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK “has not been good”.Speaking to the Commons’ Science and Technology Committee on Thursday afternoon, Sir Patrick conceded some decisions made by the Government will “turn out not to have been the right decisions at the time.”
- PoliticsEvening Standard
PMQs verdict: Keir Starmer's arc of questions exposed Boris Johnson... and left alarm bells clanging in the heads of Tory backbenchers
There was a telling moment early in Prime Minister’s Question when Boris Johnson swivelled round to gee up his backbenchers and, instead of nodding agreement or waving their Order Papers in the time-honoured tradition, the Tories just kept very, very still.The PM was responding to a call from Sir Keir Starmer to punish airline BA for “rehiring” workers on worse conditions. Mr Johnson argued it was not possible to keep every job exactly the same after the coronavirus pandemic and exhorted the country to “build, build, build”.
- NewsThe Independent
Magaluf‘s main tourist strip has been shut down after crowds of drunken Brits who appeared to ignore social distancing guidelines caused havoc over the weekend.Video shared widely online shows maskless crowds dancing outside bars and nightclubs in the Punta Ballena district, an area popular with British tourists looking to party.
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Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera vehemently disagreed with U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan for denying alleged Jeffrey Epstein madam Ghislaine Maxwell bail on Tuesday, claiming the judge caved to the “mob” and “chickened out.”Maxwell, who has been charged with four counts of child sex trafficking and two counts of perjury, pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday and her trial was set for July 2021. Nathan then denied Maxwell bail, meaning the accused sex trafficker will remain in custody for a year.“The court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that no combination could reasonably assure her presence in court,” the judge said. “The risks are simply too great.”Moments after Nathan’s bail decision, Rivera appeared to agree with Maxwell’s defense attorneys, who have argued in court that the alleged Eptein madam isn’t a flight risk and that she’s “been in regular contact with the government, through counsel, since Epstein’s arrest.” Prosecutors have countered that Maxwell attempted to flee when they arrived to arrest her and wrapped her cell phone in tinfoil to evade detection.“I think this was a political decision,” Rivera said. “I agree absolutely that the question is not whether she committed these hideous offenses. The question is whether or not she would show up for trial.”Rivera, who is also an attorney, pointed to Maxwell’s recent purchase of a New Hampshire home to argue that she “went to all this trouble to stay in the country” and yet she’s still being sent to a detention center that’s a “hotbed of COVID-19.”“I think that if you take her passport, you put the ankle bracelet on her, she owns property now, she could have led this country long ago if she was so inclined,” he added. “Now to keep her there in solitary confinement, essentially for over a year awaiting trial, they are doing this to put pressure on her, the federal prosecutors.”Then, in a similar vein as former Epstein lawyer and friend Alan Dershowitz, Rivera offered up a defense of the accused sex trafficker.“They are punishing her before conviction,” he grumbled. “She has never been held liable in a civil suit, never been convicted of a crime. She is not Jeffrey Epstein.”Rivera would go on to insist that Maxwell wasn’t necessarily hiding from the law over the past year but instead was running from the press, saying she was one of the “most sought after tabloid figures in the country.” Brushing off her charges as “wobbly” because they are from alleged actions that took place 25 years ago, he knocked the judge for seemingly caving to political and popular pressure.“For this judge to chicken out and not give this defendant bail, I think, is copping out to the mob,” he concluded.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.