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Trump suspended from Twitch as Reddit shuts down supporters’ forum

Trump suspended from Twitch as Reddit shuts down supporters’ forum

Technology
Donald Trump has been suspended from livestreaming platform Twitch for "hateful conduct" and Reddit has shut down a forum for the president's supporters.Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, said it had temporarily banned the president's channel because it violated its hateful conduct policy. "Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch," a spokeswoman said."In line with our policies, President Trump's channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed." Image: Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman (L) said the Trump supporters' page violated its policy of not promoting hate She said one of the streams was a rebroadcast of a 2016 Trump rally in which the president said...
Virgin Media broadband down in parts of London

Virgin Media broadband down in parts of London

Technology
Virgin Media users across London are reporting they have been left without internet after an outage in the capital. Thousands of Londoners said they had no connection this morning, with outage maps showing large parts of the city affected. Many have been left unable to do their jobs, with the government still encouraging people to work from home where possible due to coronavirus.Tweeting her frustration, one woman wrote: "When there's a major outage at Virgin Media and all you can do is sit and wait as your time-sensitive work slowly burns."Someone else posted: "Hi @richardbranson. Can you please fix this. None of us can currently do our jobs. Kind regards, Every Virgin Media Customer." ...
US Attorney Geoffrey Berman denies he is stepping down

US Attorney Geoffrey Berman denies he is stepping down

World
A top federal prosecutor has issued a statement saying he has not resigned, despite the US Justice Department announcing he was stepping down.Geoffrey Berman, the US Attorney in Manhattan, said he learned he was "stepping down" in a press release issued by US Attorney-General William Barr on Friday evening.Mr Barr gave no reason for the move.He said Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Jay Clayton would be nominated to succeed Mr Berman.Mr Berman has overseen the prosecution of a number of US President Donald Trump's associates since he took office in 2018.They include President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, who has served a prison sentence for lying to Congress, the US legislature, and election campaign finance fra...
Primary care doctor visits down 60% since start of COVID-19 pandemic, analysis finds

Primary care doctor visits down 60% since start of COVID-19 pandemic, analysis finds

Health
May 20 (UPI) -- Visits to primary care doctors declined by as much as 60 percent as the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in the United States in early April, an analysis released Wednesday has found. The impact on health, even as practices begin to reopen for non-coronavirus patients, has been significant, experts say. In research conducted by The Commonwealth Fund, a non-profit focused on healthcare access and affordability, researchers found that although patients starting to see primary care doctors again in late April, overall visits are down by roughly one-third from normal levels since the start of the year. A separate analysis published this week by the New England Journal of Medicine found the number of people hospitalized after having a heart attack in northern California dropped by ...
Coronavirus: A&E visits in England down to record low

Coronavirus: A&E visits in England down to record low

Health
A&E visits in England have halved since the coronavirus outbreak started, dropping to their lowest level since records began.Before the pandemic, more than 2.1m patients a month were visiting A&E. In April that dropped to 916,581.Everything from cancer care to routine surgery has been disrupted by coronavirus, although ministers have called for services to be restored. But re-starting NHS services could take many months, experts say.Three think tanks said reorganising care and the need for protective kit and extra cleaning meant it would take time before the NHS was back fully.NHE England data also shows urgent cancer referrals by GPs and routine operations have slowed.'Come forward for urgent care' ...