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Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt removed after COVID-19 diagnosis

Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt removed after COVID-19 diagnosis

Business
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Two new cases of the COVID-19 virus were reported aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Navy spokesman confirmed on Friday. "USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) identified a small number of Sailors who tested positive for COVID-19 while conducting routine training at sea, Oct. 15, 2020," Cmdr. Zachary Harrell of the Naval Air Forces told The Hill. Advertisement "The sailors self-reported after experiencing symptoms, received immediate medical treatment, and were transported off the ship for isolation," Harrell told the New York Times, which first reported the new cases. On Tuesday, the ship left its homeport of San Diego for sustainment exercises, to be followed by two deployments within the same readiness cycle, known as a "double pump." The names of the aff...
Harry Maguire removed from England squad after assault conviction in Greece

Harry Maguire removed from England squad after assault conviction in Greece

World
Harry Maguire has been removed from the England squad after he was given a suspended prison sentence in Greece.The 27-year-old defender was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, swearing, resisting arrest and attempted bribery by a court on the island of Syros on Tuesday. He was handed a jail term of 21 months and 10 days, but it will be suspended because it was a first offence and the charges were classed as misdemeanours. ...
Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027

Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027

Technology
The UK's mobile providers are being banned from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after 31 December, and they must also remove all the Chinese firm's 5G kit from their networks by 2027.Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden told the House of Commons of the decision.It follows sanctions imposed by Washington, which claims the firm poses a national security threat - something Huawei denies.Mr Dowden said the move would delay the country's 5G rollout by a year.The technology promises faster internet speeds and the capacity to support more wireless devices, which should be a boon to everything from mobile gaming to higher-quality video streams, and even in time driverless cars that talk to each other. 5G connections are already available in dozens of UK cities and town...
Peep Show blackface scene removed from Netflix – but not Channel 4

Peep Show blackface scene removed from Netflix – but not Channel 4

Entertainment
A Peep Show scene featuring blackface has been removed from Netflix.However, the episode, which first aired in 2004, remains unedited on Channel 4's streaming service All 4. Channel 4 told Sky News: "We do not believe that erasing our creative history is a quick fix for the issues affecting our society today."The moment appears in the season two episode Dance Class, during a bedroom scene featuring Jez and his girlfriend Nancy, played by Robert Webb and Rachel Blanchard respectively. Image: The blackface scene will remain in place on All4. Pic: Channel 4 In the scene, Jez says: "It just feels almost wrong. Are you sure this isn't racist?" ...
Peep Show blackface scene removed from Netflix but remains on C4

Peep Show blackface scene removed from Netflix but remains on C4

Entertainment
A Peep Show scene in which Robert Webb's character Jez wears blackface make-up has been removed from Netflix.But the scene from series two of the hit sitcom can still be seen on Channel 4's streaming service All 4.Channel 4 said it didn't think "erasing our creative history is a quick fix for the issues affecting our society".In the scene, which also features Jez's girlfriend Nancy (Rachel Blanchard), Jez says: "It just feels almost wrong. Are you sure this isn't racist?"Nancy replies: "We're breaking a taboo, of course it feels wrong. We've got boundaries to smash, Jeremy."The series originally ran from 2003 to 2015. A spokesperson for the channel said the programmes in its streaming archive span more than 30 years, and it is re...