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Free home insulation: Too good to be true?

Free home insulation: Too good to be true?

Science
It sounds too good to be true: free money to make your home cosy and cut your fuel bills.But this is exactly what is planned for England's homeowners from September.That's when the government aims for a triple whammy - creating thousands of jobs in home insulation while reducing carbon emissions from boilers and shaving energy bills.Campaigners call this £2bn scheme a "no brainer" policy. So what will it mean for you?Green homes grantThe Green Homes Grant - which was revealed in Chancellor Rishi Sunak's summer statement - will be available via a website in two months' time. You will apply for a voucher of up to £5,000 worth of work, of which you will pay one third or less.If your income is low, you will get £10,000 worth of work and you won't pay a thing.
Liverpool vs Burnley LIVE commentary: talkSPORT coverage from the home of the Premier League champions

Liverpool vs Burnley LIVE commentary: talkSPORT coverage from the home of the Premier League champions

Sports
Premier League champions Liverpool take on in-form Burnley today as they continue their march towards a 100 points tally this season.The Reds beat Brighton last time out to move to 92 points this term and Jurgen Klopp’s side are eager to bring up the ton. Getty Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool host Burnley this weekend latest Man United news live: Battle with Chelsea and City for Chilwell, £60m signing close ADMIRE Barkley watched Lampard on Match of the Day and now models his game on Chelsea boss goss Arsenal news LIVE: Guendouzi still banished as talks planned, rival Ceballos interest
Sunak to unveil £2bn home insulation scheme

Sunak to unveil £2bn home insulation scheme

Science
Hundreds of thousands of homeowners will receive vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements, with the poorest getting up to £10,000.Chancellor Rishi Sunak is due to set out a £2bn grant scheme in England for projects such as insulation as part of a wider £3bn plan to cut emissions.The Treasury said the grants could help to support more than 100,000 jobs.Labour said renters appeared to be left out and called for a "broader and bigger" plan to cut carbon emissions.Under the Green Homes Grant, the government will pay at least two-thirds of the cost of home improvements that save energy, the Treasury said.For example, a homeowner of a semi-detached or end-of-terrace house could install cavity wall and floor insulation for about £4,000 - the
Medicare nursing home COVID-19 site leaves users in the dark

Medicare nursing home COVID-19 site leaves users in the dark

Health
WASHINGTON -- When the Trump administration required nursing homes to report their COVID-19 cases, it also promised to make the data available to residents, families and the public in a user-friendly way. But some facilities that have had coronavirus cases and deaths turn up as having none on Medicare's COVID-19 nursing home website. Those data may be incomplete because the reporting requirements don't reach back to the start of the pandemic. Numbers don't necessarily portray the full picture. “The biggest thing that needs to be taken away ... is in its current form, it is really leaving consumers in the dark,” Sam Brooks, project manager for Consumer Voice, said of Medicare's data website. Consumer Voice is a national advocacy group for improved quality in long-term care.
Canadian PM Trudeau will stay home for USMCA trade deal event in DC

Canadian PM Trudeau will stay home for USMCA trade deal event in DC

World
July 6 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau will not travel to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the ratification of a new trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico Wednesday, the prime minister's office said Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump will host Mexican President Andrés López Obrador to celebrate the USMCA trade agreement, which replaced the 1994 NAFTA agreement between the three North American nations. Advertisement Trudeau had a conflict in his schedule, a spokeswoman said. "While there were recent discussions about the possible participation of Canada, the prime minister will be in Ottawa this week for scheduled cabinet meetings and the long-planned sitting of Parliament," Chantal Gagnon from the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement. Under Can