News That Matters

Tag: puts

Toxic air puts six million at risk of lung damage

Toxic air puts six million at risk of lung damage

Science
About six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage and asthma attacks because of toxic air, according to a new report. It finds that older people and those with lung disease who are most vulnerable to the effects of pollution are often the most exposed. The new document is from the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and Asthma UK. It comes as MPs also demand the government sets tougher targets for air pollution.Improving air quality needs to be "at the core" of the UK's post-pandemic rebuild, say members of a House of Commons committee that focuses on environmental issues.The new report by two of the UK's leading respiratory charities finds that a quarter of all care homes and a third of all GP practices and hospitals in England are in places where particulate poll...
Tom Brokaw retires, puts trust in ‘new generation of NBC News’

Tom Brokaw retires, puts trust in ‘new generation of NBC News’

Entertainment
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- NBC News announced the retirement of Tom Brokaw on Friday after 55 years with the network. The 80-year-old anchor said in a statement that he trusts the new generation of NBC News to cover current events. Advertisement "During one of the most complex and consequential eras in American history, a new generation of NBC News journalists, producers and technicians is providing America with timely, insightful and critically important information, 24/7," the statement read. "I could not be more proud of them." Brokaw began his NBC career in the Los Angeles Bureau in 1966. He was White House correspondent from 1972-1976 and hosted Today from 1976-1983. Brokaw anchored NBC Nightly News from 1983-2004. He recurred as a special correspondent after vacating the anchor desk. He fille...

Transfer news LIVE: Man United sign wonderkid Diallo, COVID outbreak puts Villa vs Liverpool in doubt, West Ham duo to leave, Man City and PSG to fight for Messi, Ozil closer to Arsenal departure

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and biggest football gossip with the January window now open. HEADLINES Premier League done deals: Every completed transfer in the 2021 January window Aston Villa vs Liverpool in doubt due to COVID-19 outbreak at training ground Ozil decision in ‘days’ but uncertainty over Arsenal wonderkid as Arteta […] talkSPORT
Job support scheme puts close to one million roles at risk, Labour says

Job support scheme puts close to one million roles at risk, Labour says

Business
The expansion of the government's job support scheme will put close to one million roles at risk and is like throwing whole sections of the economy on the "scrapheap", Labour has said.The shadow business secretary, Ed Miliband, also said fewer than one in 15 jobs in shut-down businesses stand to benefit from the move. Mr Miliband added that workers in sectors such as weddings, cinemas and events and conferences, which are not "legally closed" but have been forced to "shut in all but name", will not enjoy protections from the programme.The government has announced employees off work for more than seven consecutive days because their workplace was legally required to close due to local or national restrictions will get two-thirds of their salaries covered, up to £2,100 per month.The scheme w
Artist Marc Quinn puts sculpture on Colston plinth

Artist Marc Quinn puts sculpture on Colston plinth

Entertainment
A figure of a Black Lives Matter protester has appeared on the plinth previously occupied by the statue of slave trader Edward Colston.A sculpture of protester Jen Reid was erected early on Wednesday in Bristol city centre where the Colston statue was pulled down last month.Ms Reid had been photographed standing on the empty plinth after the Colston statue was toppled during the march.Mayor Marvin Rees said the statue did not have permission to be installed. Artist Marc Quinn said the black resin statue, called A Surge of Power, was meant to be a temporary installation to continue the conversation about racism.He said he was inspired to create it after seeing an image of...