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Rapper sorry for ‘shameful’ comments to Katherine Ryan

Rapper sorry for ‘shameful’ comments to Katherine Ryan

Entertainment
Rapper Slowthai has apologised to comedian Katherine Ryan after causing controversy at the NME Awards.The 25-year-old was accused of making "lewd comments" to Ryan, who was hosting the awards, after he won the Hero of the Year gong on Wednesday night. He later threw his drink into the crowd and confronted a member of the audience. During the ceremony, Slowthai, real name Tyron Frampton, asked Ryan to smell his cologne and referred to her as "baby girl". (2/2) katherine, you are a master at your craft and next time i’ll take my seat and leave the comedy to you. to any woman or man who saw a reflection of situations they’ve been in in those videos, i am sorry. i promise to do better. let’s talk here.— tyron. (@slowthai) February 13, 2020 As he left
Thomas Cook boss ‘sorry’ over collapse but defends pay and bonus

Thomas Cook boss ‘sorry’ over collapse but defends pay and bonus

Business
The boss of collapsed Thomas Cook has said he is "deeply sorry" over the historic travel firm's liquidation.Peter Fankhauser also told the Mail on Sunday that saying farewell to staff had been "heartbreaking".The 178-year-old travel firm collapsed this week, putting 9,000 staff in the UK out of work - and leaving 150,000 British holidaymakers stuck overseas.But Mr Fankhauser defended the £8.3m he has been paid since November 2014, and denied he was a "fat cat". Rescue flightsThe 58-year-old said around half his remuneration, some £4m, came in the form of share payments, which were now worthless as he did not cash them in before Thomas Cook went into liquidation on 23 September."I don't think that I am the 'fat cat' that I am being described as," he told t
US military sorry over ‘threat to use bomber on millennials’ at Area 51

US military sorry over ‘threat to use bomber on millennials’ at Area 51

Technology
A branch of the US military has apologised after a tweet appeared to threaten people trying to visit Area 51 over the weekend.The message, posted by the Defence Visual Information Distribution Service (a communications service for the US military) said: "The last thing #Millennials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today". Accompanying the tweet was an image of a stealth bomber and 200 airmen taken in Missouri, seemingly threatening attendees at Area 51 with military action. Image: The now-deleted tweet appeared to threaten event-goers with military action. Pic: DVIDSHub The tweet was later deleted, and the service apologised, saying: "Last night a DVIDSHUB employee posted a Tweet that in NO WAY supports the stance of the Depar...
Apple ‘sorry’ that workers listened to Siri voice recordings

Apple ‘sorry’ that workers listened to Siri voice recordings

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Apple has apologised following revelations that it paid third-party workers to listen to voice recordings of Siri users.The practice known as "grading" has been used by several tech firms as a way of improving the quality of speech recognition.However, Apple, Google and Microsoft all halted such work recently, following public outcry.Apple said it plans to resume grading - but only for Siri users who opt in.The firm added that in the future only its own employees will be able to access recordings, not third-party workers at contracted firms.Earlier this month, the company said it had halted grading following reports that workers had heard recordings containing intimate remarks made by Siri users.Such recordings can be made accide...
Dooley report: BBC sorry for ‘IS salute’ line

Dooley report: BBC sorry for ‘IS salute’ line

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The BBC has edited a scene in Stacey Dooley's Panorama documentary after she described a Muslim prayer gesture as an "IS salute".Dooley's description of women raising their fingers in the air has been cut from Stacey Meets the IS Brides, which will be shown on BBC One on Monday.The clip was also used on Sunday's BBC News at Ten, which has been taken off the iPlayer, and in a clip on the BBC News website, which has been re-edited.The BBC apologised for the error."We wrongly described a gesture made by women filmed in a Kurdish controlled detention camp in northern Syria as an 'IS salute'," a BBC spokesman said."While IS have attempted to adopt this for their own propaganda purposes, for accuracy we should have been clear that many...