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Coronavirus: Contact tracing app to be trialled on Isle of Wight

Coronavirus: Contact tracing app to be trialled on Isle of Wight

Technology
An NHS app aimed at limiting a second wave of coronavirus will be trialled on the Isle of Wight this week.It will be the first place where the new contact-tracing app will be used before being rolled out more widely this month, said transport secretary Grant Shapps.The government will be asking the whole of the UK to download it, he told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show."That will help with a lot of the automation of the tracking." Epidemiologists advising the NHS say that about 56% of the UK population - equating to about 80% of smartphone owners - need to use the app in order to suppress the virus. However, they add that the spread of the disease could still be slowed even if the take-up is lower.At the government's daily briefing, Cabinet Minister Michael Go...
Jess Glynne banned from ever performing at Isle of Wight festival again after no-show

Jess Glynne banned from ever performing at Isle of Wight festival again after no-show

Entertainment
The All I Am hitmaker failed to appear onstage for her allocated time slot at the Isle of Wight festival last weekend. Jess Glynne pulled out “due to exhaustion”, reportedly leaving the crowd – made up largely of children and teens – in floods of tears. Now, the festival promoter John Giddings has spoken out against her behaviour, labelling it “shocking”. Speaking to The Mirror, the organiser of the annual music event blasted the no-show and said that she will never be booked to perform there again.  Related Articles He said: “It shows no regards for people that bought a ticket. It’s so sad that an artist would do that to their fans.”“She’s let them down.” Before adding: “She will never be booked to play the Isle of Wight again.”The 29-year-old pulled out of her...
Watch: National Park Service starts replenishing Isle Royale's wolf population

Watch: National Park Service starts replenishing Isle Royale's wolf population

Science
Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The National Park Service has introduced new wolves to Isle Royale, an island in Lake Superior. On Wednesday, wildlife officials captured two wolves, a four-year-old female and five-year old male, from two different packs living on Minnesota's Grand Portage Indian Reservation. The wolves were airlifted to and released on the remote island, all of which is a national park. NPS shared photos and video of the release on their website. Wolves and moose first made their way to the island more than a century ago, trekking across the winter ice from the mainland. NPS scientists began studying the wolf and moose populations, as well as predator-prey interactions, in the 1950s, and have been ever since. But while the moose population remains relatively stable, the wolf populatio...