Angelo Agrizzi Rushed To Hospital – Less than 24 hours after being detained in prison, former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi was taken to hospital on Thursday. [tlive]
A Profanity Filter Banned The Word ‘Bone’ At A Paleontology Conference – “Words like ‘bone,’ ‘pubic,’ and ‘stream’ are frankly ridiculous to ban in a field where we regularly find pubic bones in streams,” one participant said of the filter, which organizers had to thwart. [vice]
French Police Raid Homes Of Health Minister And Ex-PM In Coronavirus Probe – Police in France have carried out dawn raids on the homes of the country’s former prime minister, current and former health ministers, and other senior officials, as part of an inquiry into the government response to the coronavirus pandemic. [ind] Whoah!
Russia Reels From Record Rise In Covid Infections – Governments across Europe ratchet up testing in effort to curb sharp increase in cases. [guardian]
Manchester Leaders Reject Tier 3 As Italy Added To ‘Quarantine List’ – The latest updates as London, Barrow-in-Furness, York, North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Essex and Elmbridge are moved into Tier 2 restrictions. [sky]
Europe’s Tough Restrictions ‘Absolutely Necessary’ – Tough restrictions are “absolutely necessary” to save lives, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned as Europe battles a second Covid-19 wave. [bbc]
Amy Coney Barrett, Mother Of Seven, Not Sure If Separating Migrant Children From Their Parents Is Bad – Since Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the Supreme Court, Republicans have suggested that one of the reasons she should be given a lifetime appointment on the highest court of the land is that she has seven kids. [vanfair]
Tencent-Backed Retailer Miniso Raises $608 Million In US IPO – The company on Wednesday sold 30.4 million American depositary shares for $20 each after marketing them for $16.50 to $18.50, according to terms of the deal obtained by Bloomberg News. [mav]
Finnair Satisfies Pandemic ‘Wanderlust’ By Selling Plane Food In Supermarkets – Finnair is looking to provide travel-starved customers with a business class experience. From reindeer meatballs to Arctic char, shoppers in Finland will soon once again be able to get a taste of travel. [dw] Are you actually pulling my chain?
Venice’s Controversial Barriers Prevent Flooding For Second Time – Mose project operational after years of disagreements, scandals and cost overruns. [guardian]
Sharon Stone Says She’s ‘Had It’ With Dating – Sharon Stone has revealed that she’s “done” with dating, and is instead focusing on spending more time with her friends and family. [cnn]
William Shakespeare’s First Folio Collection Of Plays Sells For £7.7m – The book, printed in 1623, was published by the playwright’s friends John Heminge and Henry Condell after his death in 1616. [sky] I insist on paying at least double.
The New Price Of Tesla’s Model S Is Based On Sex And Pot Jokes – Tesla cut the price for its Long Range Model S vehicle twice in the past three days — and the latest discount is based on jokes about sex and pot. [nyp]
The 1990s Cult ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Has Four Remaining Followers – We Spoke to Them – When I contacted the email address of a cult whose members all died by suicide in 1997, I wasn’t expecting an answer. [vice]
Queen Carries Out First Public Engagement Outside Royal Residence Since March – The monarch, 94, was joined by the Duke of Cambridge for the visit to Porton Down, near Salisbury, to meet scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL). [bbc] Hotstepper back in the mix!
This Diet Offers A Five-Pronged Approach To Reaching Your Ideal Weight – If your focus while trying to lose weight has been confined to just food and exercise, you’re doing it wrong. [here]
Georgia Harrison Leaves Nothing To The Imagination – As she flashes her newly-enhanced assets… after boosting her boobs from a 32B to 32C. [dm]
Timothée Chalamet ‘Embarrassed’ By Lily Rose-Depp Kissing Photos – Timothée Chalamet isn’t into PDA despite his history with making out in public. [p6] Sorry, who?
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