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Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised millions for the NHS, laid to rest

Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised millions for the NHS, laid to rest

World
Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Captain Sir Tom Moore, the British veteran who raised $ 45 million for the National Health Service last summer, was laid to rest following a small funeral service Saturday. Moore died Feb. 2 at 100, and his headstone will read, "I told you I was old," a reference to British comedian Spike Milligan's famous epitaph: "I told you I was ill." Advertisement Moore's funeral was held at the Bedford Crematorium near his home. In keeping with Britain's COVID-19 restrictions, just eight members of his immediate family -- two daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren -- attended the event, and they all wore masks. His coffin was carried by soldiers while a World War II-era C-47 Dakota plane flew past. Armed Forces personnel were immensely proud to provide military funeral h...
Beirut explosion: ‘No signs of life’ after hopes raised in rubble of Lebanon

Beirut explosion: ‘No signs of life’ after hopes raised in rubble of Lebanon

World
No signs of life have been found in the rubble of a building in Beirut, despite earlier hopes that a survivor could be found.The search began on Thursday afternoon after a sniffer dog detected something in the Gemmayze area of the Lebanese capital. Audio detection equipment had detected a pulse of 18 to 19 beats per minute, sparking hope someone could be alive. Lebanese engineer Riyad al Asaad says all 3 ceilings & the stairwell are cleared and all that’s left is to clear rubble on the pavement but have not found any body. Expects to clear everything tonight or tomorrow morning. #Beirut pic.twitter.com/66hXC1xKjE— Zein Ja'far (@skyzein) September 5, 2020 However, on Friday morning, it was reported that the signal had decreased to seven.Rescue...
‘Raised By Wolves’ actors play androids in futuristic series

‘Raised By Wolves’ actors play androids in futuristic series

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- HBO Max's new series, Raised By Wolves, follows two androids, Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim), who are tasked with raising human newborns on a distant planet, Kepler-22b. Raising a new generation gives humanity hope after Earth becomes uninhabitable. However, it also challenges Mother and Father to create their own programming, since children are unpredictable. Advertisement "No one really knows how to be a parent the first time, right?" Salim asked rhetorically on a Television Critics Association panel. For Collin, the costume dictated some of her performance. The skin-tight, blue-gray suit restricted her movements enough to make her appear robotic. "That helped us a lot with posture and the way we walked and ran," Collin said. Creator Aar...
Experts: COVID-19 raised mental health issues for people with financial hardships

Experts: COVID-19 raised mental health issues for people with financial hardships

Health
Aug. 27 (UPI) -- COVID-19 has highlighted and worsened the mental health challenges faced by those struggling to make ends meet across the United States, experts said Thursday. Nearly 70% of hourly workers in a "large U.S." city have lost income since the start of the pandemic, and that roughly 60% have lost their jobs, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Duke University and accepted for publication by the journal Pediatrics. Advertisement Concerns over financial well-being were among the reasons why up to one-third of all respondents reported "negative moods" some or all of the time since the start of the pandemic, the data showed. "Back in 2019, we were already seeing there were regular changes to people's work schedules that happened at the last minute and were completely...
Coronavirus: Risk of spread raised to ‘very high’ around world

Coronavirus: Risk of spread raised to ‘very high’ around world

World
The risk of the coronavirus outbreak's global spread and impact is at its highest possible level, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.The level has been raised to "very high" from "high" by WHO and brings the rest of the world in line with China, which was already at "very high". This means that an "immediate response" - within hours - is required as soon as a COVID-19 case is suspected.However, it would be a "big mistake" to switch from a public health strategy of containment to mitigation, where authorities accept the coronavirus is spreading, WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. ...