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Coronavirus: YouTube tightens rules after David Icke 5G interview

Coronavirus: YouTube tightens rules after David Icke 5G interview

Technology
YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks.The Google-owned service will now delete videos violating the policy. It had previously limited itself to reducing the frequency it recommended them in its Up Next section.The move follows a live-streamed interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke on Monday, in which he had linked the technology to the pandemic.YouTube said the video would be wiped.During the interview, Mr Icke falsely claimed there "is a link between 5G and this health crisis". And when asked for his reaction to reports of 5G masts being set on fire in England and Northern Ireland, he responded: "If 5G continues and reaches where they want to take it, human lif...
David Beckham backs meals campaign for coronavirus key workers

David Beckham backs meals campaign for coronavirus key workers

Entertainment
David Beckham is supporting a campaign to provide meals for key workers and healthcare staff during the COVID-19 pandemic - and has also spoken about the benefits of exercise during lockdown.Like many celebrities, the football star is doing his bit to help good causes as the coronavirus outbreak continues. After supporting the #clapforcarers campaign, he is now backing One Million Meals, which has been providing thousands of hot and healthy meals to workers around the country.The organisation is appealing for donations following a surge in demand caused by the increasing number of patients being admitted with COVID-19.Hospitals including Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Savernake Community Hospital Wiltshire, Watford General Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Birmingham City Hospital, and Epsom...
David Hockney shares exclusive art from Normandy, as ‘a respite from the news’

David Hockney shares exclusive art from Normandy, as ‘a respite from the news’

Entertainment
David Hockney is in lockdown at his house in Normandy with his dog Ruby and two of his long-standing assistants, JP and Jonathan. He is in the garden most days, drawing the spring awakening on his iPad. In a BBC exclusive, he is sharing 10 of his most recent images (including one animation), nine of which have never been published before, for us all to enjoy at this difficult time, along with his thoughts on the role of art in life.The artist previously visited Normandy in the autumn of 2018 following the installation of his stained-glass window in Westminster Abbey. He thought it would be a good place to draw and paint the arrival of spring, something he'd done around a decade earlier in East Yorkshire. Those pictures, paintings...
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets a 20% raise to $27.5 million for his work in 2019

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets a 20% raise to $27.5 million for his work in 2019

Finance
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon got a 20% raise to $ 27.5 million for his work leading the bank in 2019.His pay package includes a $ 2 million annual salary, $ 7.65 million in a cash bonus, and $ 17.85 million in performance-linked stock units, the New York-based company disclosed Friday in a filing. The bank said that Solomon earned a raise from his 2018 compensation of $ 23 million because he "successfully executed on his priorities in his first full year" leading Goldman, including unveiling a strategic overhaul at the firm's first investor day in January."He led our development of the firm's three-year business plan and a clear long-term strategy that leverages our foundational advantages, enhances the firm's long-term mindset and instills a culture of innovation," the bank s...
Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

Science
The UK's fixed-term parliaments could see politicians failing to prioritise climate change, veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough has suggested.He told the first citizens' assembly on climate having a five-year government leads to a lack of long-term planning.The 110-strong assembly in Birmingham will meet over four weekends to examine options for how the UK can meet its greenhouse gas emission targets.Sir David said he was "extremely grateful" to those taking part.It is hoped their recommendations - to be published in April - will help inform Parliament and the government on policies to reach net zero emissions.Sir David said one of the problems with Parliament having a fixed length of five years is that the effects of climate change may only be felt...