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Tories outline migration rules as Labour shelve free movement plans

Tories outline migration rules as Labour shelve free movement plans

Business
The Conservatives have pledged to cut immigration "overall", with the "vast majority" of migrants to be required to have a job offer to come to the UK - regardless of where they are from.High-skilled scientists and those who want to start a business will be among a small number of exceptions. Access to benefits will be equalised between EU nationals and those from elsewhere, meaning a typical wait of five years for non-UK citizens, and benefits will no longer be sent abroad to support children outside the UK.Ministers have already made clear they are finally abandoning the party's long-standing commitment to get net migration down below 100,000 a year - a target they have never met.The party said the new measures would save around £800m a year by 2024-2025. ...
NATO’s new command is designed for rapid movement of troops, vehicles

NATO’s new command is designed for rapid movement of troops, vehicles

Business
Sept. 20 (UPI) -- NATO announced that its new command, designed to quickly move tanks and personnel around Europe, is operational. The Joint Support and Enabling Command, located in Ulm, Germany, is a headquarters focused on ensuring that troops and equipment can rapidly move across borders in the event of a crisis. The NATO capability of troop movement across European borders has long been a problem. NATO and the European Union have discussed modernizing diplomatic clearances for troop movements and studied whether infrastructure, including roads and bridges, can withstand troop and tank movement. About 160 personnel will staff the command in Ulm, with as many as 600 available if required. The headquarters was formally declared operational on Thursday NATO has worked to reinforce its ea...
New device harvests energy from movement of human knee

New device harvests energy from movement of human knee

Science
July 17 (UPI) -- Scientists in Hong Kong have developed a new wearable energy-harvesting device that uses the movement of the human knee to generate electricity. Researchers suggest their device could be used to power wearable health-monitoring technologies or GPS tracking devices. "Self-powered GPS devices will attract the attention of climbers and mountaineers," study author Wei-Hsin Liao, professor in the department of mechanical and automation engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said in a news release. The device relies on a unique macrofiber material that produces electricity when it bends. The device utilizes a slider-crank mechanism, similar to the piston-like movement that powers most motors, to convert the rotary motion of the knee into a linear motion. What's kn...
Enhanced rehab doubles movement recovery after stroke

Enhanced rehab doubles movement recovery after stroke

Health
Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A new therapy technique doubled the rate of upper limb recovery in stroke patients compared with rehab alone, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas developed targeted plasticity therapy, which is stimulation of the vagus nerve paired with traditional motor-skill rehabilitation. The researchers, who published their findings Thursday in the journal Stroke, said the method is safe. UT Dallas' spinoff company MicroTransponder funded the study. "Stroke is too common and too debilitating for us to tolerate the status quo," clinical trial leader Dr. Jane Wigginton, the chief medical officer at UT Dallas' Texas Biomedical Device Center, said in a press release. "Patients need a real solution so they can get back to fully living their lives." Dr....
Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

World
Instead, some 20 acts, including headliner Lana Del Rey, withdrew at the last minute amid apparent pressure from a Palestinian-led international boycott campaign. The cancellations turned the weekend festival, held in the bucolic setting of an Israeli kibbutz, into the latest battleground between Israel and the boycott movement that says it seeks to end Israeli rule over Palestinians. Campaign organizers claimed success, saying it reflects growing opposition to Israeli government policies among international millennials. "The fact that these artists are canceling is showing just how different the younger generation is viewing Israel," said Diana Buttu, a Palestinian analyst who supports the movement known as BDS. The campaign, founded in 2005, calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions...