Donald Trump insists vaccine will be ready 'in weeks' as he rejects his own health official's timeline for spring 2012

Donald Trump has insisted that a vaccine will be ready "in weeks" despite his own health expert's timeline for spring 2021.
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What time is Chris Whitty due to give his coronavirus briefing?
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Mariah Carey celebrates Schitt’s Creek’s Emmy success with special shout out to Dan Levy
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New Zealand lockdown: Jacinda Ardern announces lifting of all restrictions outside Auckland
<p>Residents in much of the country will be allowed to meet and move freely outside its main city from Tuesday</p>
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Emmys 2020: Coronavirus tests, toilet wine and other bizarre moments from the awards ceremony
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Dr Hilary says there’s no point of a second lockdown as coronavirus cases rise: ‘What’s the purpose?’
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It Wasn't A Good Night For British Talent At This Year's Emmys
The Brits walked away largely empty handed at Sunday night’s Emmys, despite a raft of nominations. The only British win came in the Writing For A Drama Series category, which saw Jesse Armstrong pick up the gong for his work on satirical drama Succession. The likes of Olivia Colman, Jodie Comer, Paul Mescal and Thandie Newton all lost out in their respective categories. Olivia had been nominated for Lead Actress In A Drama Series for her portrayal of the Queen in Netflix’s The Crown, alongside last year’s winner Jodie for her role as Villanelle in Killing Eve. Normal People star Paul missed out on the Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for his portrayal as Connell Waldron, while Watchmen’s Jeremy Irons, had also been shortlisted in the category.Thandie Newton had been nominated for Supporting Actress In A Drama Series gong for her role as Maeve Millay in Westworld, while Succession’s Brian Cox also lost out on Lead Actor In A Drama Series for his performance as Logan Roy.Other British nominees included Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen for Supporting Actor In A Drama Series and The Crown’s Helena Bonham Carter for Supporting Actress In A Drama Series.  During his acceptance speech, the UK’s only winner Jesse Armstrong listed a number of “un-thank yous”, targeting Donald Trump and Boris Johnson for their respective responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Schitt’s Creek was the night’s biggest winner, taking home nine prizes the comedy categories, including gongs for all four of its main stars Eugene and Daniel Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy. Watchmen and Succession also picked up multiple gongs, with Watchmen’s Regina King accepting her award for Lead Actress In A Limited Series wearing a T-shirt honouring Breonna Taylor. Elsewhere, it was a huge night for Zendaya, who made Emmys history as the youngest Lead Actress In A Drama Series winner ever. The 24-year-old took home the gong for her performance as Rue Bennett in Euphoria.MORE EMMYS: Jennifer Aniston Hosted A Friends Reunion To Watch The Emmys At Home With The 2020 Emmy Awards Were, Virtually, Better Than Ever Emmy Awards 2020: See What The Best Dressed Celebs Wore At Home
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Carragher says lack of "trust" at Liverpool has lead to Klopp reshuffle
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Trump ricin letter: Woman arrested at US-Canada border
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Emmys 2020: Jimmy Kimmel condemned for ‘white privilege’ after ‘horrendous’ immigration joke about John Oliver
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Emmy Awards 2020: Winners receive awards from presenters in hazmat tuxedos
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32 is the age we are ‘most likely to experience burnout’
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Virgil van Dijk disagrees with Mane being named man of the match vs Chelsea
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Man Utd transfer round-up as Brazilian teases United move and Lingard targeted
Manchester United transfer target Alex Telles has spoken out about a potential move to Old Trafford while Jess Lingard and Sergio Romero could be facing exits in the latest Red Devils transfer round-up
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UK government extends Covid-19 rail rescue measures
DfT says end of franchising is first step towards complete overhaul of railway systemThe UK government has extended emergency funding measures for rail companies for the next six to 18 months to help them get through the Covid-19 crisis, as a first step towards a complete overhaul of the railway system.The Department for Transport said the move had ended franchising after 24 years as the first step in bringing Britain’s fragmented network back together. It hailed the emergency measures as a “transitional stage to a new system, the biggest change to the railways in a quarter of a century”. Continue reading...
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More PS5 pre-orders promised over ‘next few days’ as Sony apologies
Sony has admitted that the pre-order situation for PlayStation 5 ‘could have been a lot smoother’ and promised more stock this year.
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Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans can rent out show's iconic mansion for £23-a-night
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's iconic mansion in Brentwood, California, is available to be rented out by fans of the show to celebrate its 30th anniversary
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Melting ice sheets could add 15 inches to global sea level by 2100, NASA warns
In a new study, more than 60 experts generated estimates of how much of an impact Earth’s melting ice sheets could have on global sea levels by 2100
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Two Ryanair planes in near miss after controllers’ error
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Chadwick Boseman remembered in touching tribute at 2020 Emmy Awards along with Naya Rivera and Regis Philbin
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Covid in Scotland: Curbs of six months 'more realistic position'
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Enola Holmes: Sherlock sister spin-off lives up to its feminist ideals
While Disney’s princesses prop up the patriarchy, a new wave of heroines such as Enola are out to change the worldIt is not often Sherlock Holmes gets a taste of his own analysis, but the film Enola Holmes dishes it to him. “You don’t know what it is to be without power,” a tea-room proprietor (and undercover feminist) tells the Victorian sleuth. “Politics doesn’t interest you because you have no interest in changing a world that suits you so well.” Touché. Enola Holmes is yet another revisionist spin on an over-filmed story, but unlike her elder brother, spunky young Enola (delightfully played by Millie Bobby Brown) has a vested interest in changing a world that doesn’t suit her at all.It has become easy to label any story led by a female character as “empowering”, but Enola Holmes goes beyond mere lip service. Yes, she is an idealised, independent-minded heroine but Enola was trained to be so by her mother (Helena Bonham Carter), who turns out to be a militant suffragette activist. Like Mother, Enola doesn’t accept the gender role society has assigned her. And like Mother, she sets about changing things. The plot centres on Enola’s rescue of a foppish young lord whose life is in danger. She quite fancies him but, more importantly, his vote is key in passing the Reform Act in the House of Lords, which will pave the way for women’s suffrage. Continue reading...
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Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain review – a rich, world-straddling saga
Set between Bath and Borneo, this 14th novel skilfully explores familiar themes of desire, frustration and the quest for meaningOver a distinguished literary career, Rose Tremain has traversed genres with her customary flair, though many readers will associate her primarily with the historical fiction of her most acclaimed novels. Islands of Mercy, her 14th, returns to the 19th century, and considers familiar Tremain themes: desire, purpose, the elusive rewards of art and the small acts whose consequences ripple outwards.Her cast of interconnected characters watch these consequences play out against two contrasting backdrops: the neat and orderly city of Bath, where “reasons for dying were comparatively few”, and the jungles of Borneo, where even the white rajahs live in fear of headhunters. Independent-minded Jane Adeane, the 6ft 2in daughter of an affluent Bath doctor, spurns a marriage proposal from her father’s assistant, Valentine Ross, and flees to her bohemian aunt Emmeline, an artist living in Chelsea. Here Jane embarks on a journey of self-discovery with Julietta, the beautiful wife of one of Emmeline’s friends, and tries to imagine a life that could accommodate this newfound passion. Meanwhile, in Borneo, Valentine’s naturalist brother Edmund contracts malaria and is nursed back to health by Sir Ralph Savage, a well-meaning British landowner who was discharged from the army for homosexuality and now spends his time in half-hearted attempts to improve the lot of his Malay subjects. Minor characters orbit around these main players, and death hovers constantly at their shoulders: in Paris, Jane and Julietta visit the public morgue after a morning of transgressive sex; later, she shares an intimate moment with Valentine over the body of a patient she has helped him euthanise. Continue reading...
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The Falcons choking again was bad, forgetting the rules was extraordinary
Atlanta players failed to foil a Cowboys onside kick because they didn’t know they could pick up the ball. It was a baffling collective failureNo one can say that the Atlanta Falcons haven’t established an identity for themselves, it’s just not an identity that they want. As far as all-time disasters go, Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys wasn’t quite on par with capitulating to the New England Patriots after leading 28-3 in the Super Bowl, but it felt even more avoidable. Their most recent late-game loss came down to the Falcons’ special teamers simply forgetting (or not knowing in the first place) the rules of the NFL.It all went down to two kicks. After scoring a touchdown to get within two points of the Falcons with 1:49 left on the clock, Dallas made the obvious move of going for an onside kick. What happened next was baffling. While the rules state that the Cowboys couldn’t recover their own onside kick until it went at least 10 yards, the Falcons’ receivers could have recovered the ball at any point. Yet, the Falcons stared at the ball as it trundled 10 yards and Dallas’s CJ Goodwin grabbed it. Continue reading...
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Emmys 2020: Succession’s Jesse Armstrong takes aim at Trump and Boris Johnson for ‘crummy and uncoordinated’ coronavirus response
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No 10 denies reports Boris Johnson went on secret Italy trip
Minister also rejects airport’s statement PM flew into Perugia in past fortnightCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of Boris Johnson’s ministers has denied a report in the Italian media that the UK prime minister made a secret trip to the country less than a fortnight ago, a claim Downing Street has also rejected as “completely untrue”.Asked if Johnson had landed in Perugia in the past two weeks, which the Umbrian airport said had happened in a statement, Grant Shapps, the transport minister, told Sky News: “Not that I’m aware of. I think it’s mistaken, as far as I’m aware.” Continue reading...
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IKEA, Primark and more hand back Government furlough and jobs retention cash
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Trump Calls It A 'Beautiful Thing' That Cops Struck Journalist Ali Velshi With Rubber Bullet
US President Donald Trump called it “the most beautiful thing” that MSNBC journalist Ali Velshi was struck in the knee with a rubber bullet while he was covering a peaceful protest in Minneapolis in May.Trump inexplicably deemed it “law and order” as a campaign rally crowd in Minnesota cheered him on Friday. Velshi was breaking no law — nor were protesters — when he was injured by police.Trump mistakenly recounted in his tale that Velshi was painfully struck by a tear gas canister and complained afterward. “Oh my knee, oh my knee,” the president mocked."It was the most beautiful thing ... it's called law and order" -- Trump gloats about @AliVelshi getting hit by a rubber bullet in Minneapolis. Sick stuff. pic.twitter.com/bgKSmmL8O7— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020Velshi was taken aback that Trump considered his injury “law and order.” He asked: “What law did I break while covering an entirely peaceful (yes, entirely peaceful) march?”So, @realDonaldTrump, you call my getting hit by authorities in Minneapolis on 5/30/20 (by a rubber bullet, btw, not a tear gas cannister) a “beautiful thing” called “law and order”. What law did I break while covering an entirely peaceful (yes, entirely peaceful) march?— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) September 19, 2020MSNBC also lashed out after Trump’s comment. “Freedom of the press is a pillar of our democracy,” the network said in a statement. “When the president mocks a journalist for the injury he sustained while putting himself in harm’s way to inform the public, he endangers thousands of other journalists and undermines our freedoms.”The Velshi slam wasn’t the only jaw-dropping comment Trump made at the rally. He also boasted that his overwhelmingly white supporters at the rally in Bemidji (Minnesota is 84% white) have “good genes,” raising an ominous Aryan spectre from the 1940s. “You have good genes, you know that, right? A lot of it is about the genes, isn’t it, don’t you believe? The racehorse theory,” Trump said."You have good genes, you know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of it is about the genes, isn't it, don't you believe? The racehorse theory. You think we're so different? You have good genes in Minnesota." -- Trump pic.twitter.com/OiF63qZaKx— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020He also asked sarcastically if Bemidji was “having a good time with your refugees” — then pivoted to Democratic Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar, who is Muslim American. “How the hell did she win?” he asked."Are you having a good time with your refugees?" -- Trump immediately pivots to full blown racism pic.twitter.com/ds9UEpLf9v— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020He suggested Omar and two other female lawmakers of colour, representatives. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, be prosecuted for “buying dresses” — but offered no details. “We’ll prosecute them, yeah, why not?” he mused."We'll prosecute 'em. Yeah. Why not?" -- Trump suggests congress members AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib should be prosecuted pic.twitter.com/3Sz4c5B8al— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020He also claimed with absolutely no evidence that the FBI is hiding Hillary Clinton’s emails from the time she was secretary of state, and he threatened to “pull licenses” from broadcasters, which he doesn’t have the power to do.Trump also indicated Minneapolis would have been totally destroyed had he not called out the National Guard during protests. “You wouldn’t have Minneapolis,” the president said. He didn’t call for the National Guard.He also praised “great” general Robert E. Lee, who battled to separate the Confederacy from the US government to maintain slavery.A quick history lesson for the patriots of Minnesota. On July 2, 1863 the 1st Minnesota Volunteers suffered 82% casualties fighting Confederates under the command of Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg. https://t.co/NIPlgqCtMZ— Kevin M. Levin (@KevinLevin) September 19, 2020Related... Joe Biden Uses Trump's Own Words Against Him In Cheeky New Campaign Ad Trump Implies At Rally That He's Already Won The Nobel Peace Prize Cher Attacks Trump Over Covid 'Herd Mentality' Remarks: 'Seems 200k Dead Isn’t Enough Carnage' Also on HuffPost
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Western Australia space tracking station to cut ties with China
Decision will impact the expansion of Beijing’s space exploration and navigational programsChina will lose access to a strategic space tracking station in Western Australia when its contract expires, the facility’s owners said, a decision that cuts into Beijing’s expanding space exploration and navigational capabilities in the Pacific region.The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has had a contract allowing Beijing access to the satellite antenna at the ground station since at least 2011. It is located next to an SSC satellite station primarily used by the United States and its agencies, including Nasa. Continue reading...
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Canadian Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Sending Poison Letter To Donald Trump
A Canadian woman has arrested on suspicion of sending a letter containing a deadly toxin to the White House.She was taken into custody by US Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and was expected to face federal charges, the officials said.Her name has not yet been released, PA Media report.The letter containing the poison ricin, was intercepted earlier last week before it reached the White House. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it was originated in Canada.While naturally occurring, the toxin requires a deliberate act to convert it into a biological weapon, with exposure to an amount as small as a pinhead capable of causing death within 36 to 72 hours.No known antidote exists.It was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump and a preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, according to the officials.There have been several prior instances in which US officials have been targeted with ricin sent through the mail.A Navy veteran was arrested in 2018 and confessed to sending envelopes to Mr Trump and members of his administration that contained the substance from which ricin is derived. The letters were intercepted, and no one was hurt.In 2014, a Mississippi man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after sending letters dusted with ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials. Related... Joe Biden Uses Trump's Own Words Against Him In Cheeky New Campaign Ad Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Rule Out Using Impeachment To Stall Supreme Court Nomination
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Exclusive: Public Want Test And Trace Taken Off Private Firms
The vast majority of people think large private firms should be stripped of their test and trace contract and the job handed to town halls, says a new poll. The Survation survey, shared exclusively with HuffPost UK, shows 74% want local public health teams, rather than Serco and Sitel, to run NHS Test and Trace. Just 14% want the vital service to be run by a private company, the poll commissioned by We Own It and shared exclusively with HuffPost revealed. It comes as the government’s testing regime was in chaos, with figures last week showing three quarters of a million Covid test requests are going unanswered every day. Several reports also showed that in many cases, where someone could book a test, they were forced to travel long distances and wait in queues to get checks. The national track and trace system in England is currently managed by outsourcing giant Serco and call centre company Sitel. The companies were initially contracted to run the system up to August 23. However, their contracts were extended, potentially up to the value of £528m. Dido Harding, chair of NHS Test and Trace, last week defended testing failures by saying there was an “unexpected” surge in demand, with many people who do not have symptoms said to be seeking checks. Critics, however, say the system is too centralised and point to a steady decline in the rate of close contacts traced since the system was introduced. We Own It’s director Cat Hobbs said “the government’s much promised ‘world-beating’ system is anything but”. She added: “And the public understands this. This poll is a damning indictment on the government’s track and trace system. The overwhelming majority of the public want to see it run by the people who know what they’re doing - local public health protection teams and the NHS. “It’s absolutely staggering that the government is clinging doggedly to its failed, privatised system. It’s time for them to face reality. It’s time for them to kick the private companies out of the system and give local public health protection teams the resources to run it instead.”The problem is not simply Serco - although their record is poor - but the instinct of this government to invest in large, centralised private corporates instead of local public services.Rachel Reeves, Labour shadow Cabinet Office ministerGovernment statistics published last week said 25% of people getting Covid tests between September 8 and 14 had to travel thirteen miles or more, with 5% having to travel 47 miles or more to get tested.  Boris Johnson has pledged that the country will have capacity for 500,000 tests a day by the end of October. Health secretary Matt Hancock’s “Operation Moonshot”, which promises national on-demand testing, with results in minutes, by spring, was talked down by top scientific adviser Patrick Vallance, who said the technology “had to be tested properly”.Labour’s shadow Cabinet Office minister Rachel Reeves said handing the work to local health teams has clear public support.She told HuffPost UK: “The public know this Tory government’s approach to track and trace is failing and needs urgent change, especially when the stakes are so high. The problem is not simply Serco - although their record is poor - but the instinct of this government to invest in large, centralised private corporates instead of local public services.“Tory ministers should swiftly learn from their mistakes in order to give us all the best chance of regaining some control over this virus, instead of throwing more money at corporations in blind hope.” NHS Test and Trace figures issued on Thursday revealed a dramatic fall in the number of tests completed within Boris Johnson’s 24-hour deadline, with just a third of in-person tests meeting that target – down by half in just a week.But Harding continued to defend the system when she appeared before a Commons committee last week, saying: “I strongly refute that the system is failing.” Related... ‘I’ve Lost 37 Friends To Coronavirus – And 36 Were Black’ Covid Testing Chaos Sparks Fears People Could Be Forced To Pay 8 Myths About Covid-19 Testing, Busted
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Primark sell pink dress that looks just like Villanelle's one from Killing Eve
Priced at just £15, the hit high street store is selling a designer double of the Molly Goddard dress that Jodie Comer wore as hit character Villanelle and shoppers are racing to get their hands on one
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