Thursday, October 17, 2019

Love Island: How reality TV makes fashion faster than ever

Love Island: How reality TV makes fashion faster than ever
Image copyright MissPap Image caption Queen of the Island Amber Gill There were two big winners of ITV2's Love Island this year. Amber Gill, the contestant who won the show, and Boohoo, the online fast fashion retailer who signed her. In June, while the Islanders were flirting their way to celebrity in the Mediterranean sun,…

Nigeria has a mental health problem

Nigeria has a mental health problem
Lagos, Nigeria - On the outside, the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba seems tranquil. But on the inside of this century-old facility - one of only a half-dozen psychiatric centres in Lagos, and the only one run by the federal government of Nigeria - tensions are running high. At the outpatient clinic, the crowd of people…

The Latest: 1.5 million people without power in Calilfornia

The Latest: 1.5 million people without power in Calilfornia
The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 7 a.m. More than 1.5 million people in Northern California are without power, some for a second day, as strong winds sweep through the region. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. cut power to more than 140,000 customers late Wednesday night to prevent wildfires amid dry,…

Karl Smith on U.S.-China Trade Deal Just Got Harder (Podcast)

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Tech giants face higher tax bills under shake-up

Tech giants face higher tax bills under shake-up
Image copyright Getty Images New tax plans aimed at making global firms pay more tax have been published by an international economic body.The proposals would give governments more power to tax big technology firms such as Apple, Facebook and Google. The Organisation for Economic and Development (OECD) proposals would mean big companies paying more tax…

‘Taking back what’s ours’: Iran’s women to attend historic match

‘Taking back what’s ours’: Iran’s women to attend historic match
Armed with a flag and a horn, Niloufar* is about to do something she has never done. Come Thursday afternoon, the 36-year-old translator will be setting foot on Tehran's Azadi Stadium – but she will not be there for the football. Instead, her goal is to claim a "simple and basic right" as for the first…

Man convicted of posting threats in Florida school shooting

A California man has been convicted of posting online threats and sending malicious messages to relatives of victims of the 2018 Florida school shooting. Court records show 22-year-old Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, was found guilty on Tuesday by a federal jury of cyberstalking and threatening a kidnapping. He faces up to 20 years…

Vestager Asks EU States for Details of Tax Deals With Companies

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Lars-Christer Olsson warns Andrea Agnelli’s Champions League plan carries burnout risk

Lars-Christer Olsson warns Andrea Agnelli’s Champions League plan carries burnout risk
Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli wants changes to the format of European competitionsPlayer welfare will be at risk if plans to change European club competitions go ahead, says the body representing leagues across the continent.Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli wants to change the format of the Champions League and spoke about the issue at a leaders conference…

Turkey-Syria border: All the latest updates

Turkey-Syria border: All the latest updates
Turkey is preparing to launch a long-threatened military operation in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish-led forces from the border area and create a "safe zone" to resettle millions of Syrian refugees.  The move came after the United States announced it was withdrawing its troops from the region, effectively abandoning the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), its…