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The Killers taking tour misconduct claims ‘extremely seriously’

The Killers taking tour misconduct claims ‘extremely seriously’

Entertainment
The Killers have said they are taking allegations of sexual misconduct on one of their tours "extremely seriously".It comes after a female sound engineer said she witnessed a woman being abused backstage during their 2009 US tour.In an article published online, she alleged members of the stage crew took turns to engage in sexual activity with a woman in a dressing room.A representative for The Killers said the band would conduct an investigation of past and present tour staff. Some readers may find the following information distressing.If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this story, these organisations may be able to help. What are the allegations?...
‘Take this seriously’: Bond girl tests positive for coronavirus

‘Take this seriously’: Bond girl tests positive for coronavirus

Entertainment
Bond girl Olga Kurylenko has tested positive for coronavirus.The Ukrainian-born French actress posted a message on Instagram urging fans to take the illness seriously. Along with a picture looking out of a window on to a rain-splashed courtyard, she wrote: "Locked up at home after having tested positive for coronavirus."I've actually been ill for almost a week now. Fever and fatigue are my main symptoms. Take care of yourself and do take this seriously!"The 40-year-old actress also wrote her message in Ukrainian for her 574,000 followers. Advertisement ...
Compassionate conservation is ‘seriously flawed’

Compassionate conservation is ‘seriously flawed’

Science
The idea that you cannot kill any animal is "fatally flawed" as a conservation concept, scientists argue.Conservation measures should concentrate on species or habitats rather than individual animals, they observe.Invasive species, they argue, often require mass culling of an animal in order to protect an endangered species.Under so called "compassionate conservation", such an approach would not be allowed."The argument is that conservation and sustainability needs a variety of approaches. You need to be pluralistic about both the cultural and scientific approaches," explained study co-author Prof Kartik Shanker from the Indian Institute of Science."There is universal agreement that animal welfare is important by which we mean th...
NASA: Threat of Earth-destroying asteroid must be taken seriously

NASA: Threat of Earth-destroying asteroid must be taken seriously

Technology
The head of NASA has warned that it is time to take the threat of an Earth-destroying asteroid seriously.Jim Bridenstine spoke as the space agency began its planetary defence conference exercises, based around the hypothetical scenario of an asteroid impact. NASA's administrator expressed concern that similar warnings have historically prompted amusement and said that asteroid collisions were more common than people believed.In the planetary defence exercises this week, simulating a global response to an Earth-destroying meteorite, NASA's first step will be to precisely measure the object's speed and trajectory.After that, a decision will have to be made: attempt to prevent the collision by deflecting the asteroid, or evacuate the area it could crash into. ...
Lady Gaga flaunts figure as she rocks seriously short minidress

Lady Gaga flaunts figure as she rocks seriously short minidress

Entertainment
Lady Gaga is infamous for her wild outfit choices, flashback to 2010, when the star wore a 'meat' dress.Covered in 'raw meat', the world has since expected Gaga to wear some questionable outfits.Since the 2010 fiasco, the 32-year-old singer has toned down her outfits, though her choices still catch the eye of onlookers.Storming through New York in a scathingly short minidress, the star rocked the leopard print look while she struggled to keep her assets in place. GC IMAGES POPPING: Lady Gaga reveals her popping assets in tiny minidress GC NEW BEAU: Lady Gaga revealed that she's in love with her new beau, a year from Taylor split The star&...