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WhatsApp messages urge Hindus to vote against Labour

WhatsApp messages urge Hindus to vote against Labour

Technology
Messages urging British Hindus to vote against Labour in the general election are being circulated on WhatsApp, raising concerns about the chat app's role in spreading divisive political content.Sky News has seen more than 20 separate messages shared on WhatsApp using the app's "forward" function. One begins by saying: "Pass this to every TRUE Indian," before going on to claim that "there are now no excuses left for any Indian to still be with the Labour Party". Another accuses Labour of being "anti-India and anti-Hindu", calling on "all India sympathisers" to "defeat Labour candidates from as many seats as possible".A third suggests talking points to "confront" Labour candidates with on the doorstep, including asking why, in Pakistan, "Hindu minor girls are, on a daily basis, being ab...
Dental surgeons urge England’s schools to go sugar-free

Dental surgeons urge England’s schools to go sugar-free

Health
Dental surgeons are calling for the government in England to encourage all schools to go sugar-free in a bid to combat tooth decay.They say it is essential to cut sugar in school meals to tackle a condition affecting a quarter of five-year-olds.Dentists also want more supervised teeth-brushing in schools and guidelines on healthy packed lunches.Before leaving Downing Street, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to improve children's oral health.Her government produced a green paper on tackling the causes of preventable ill health.But the Faculty of Dental Surgery says that while progress has been made, more needs to be done.Dentist no-showsTooth decay is the leading cause of hospital admissions among five-to-nine-year-olds ...
Counterintuitive? Here’s why advisors may urge retirees to load up on equities

Counterintuitive? Here’s why advisors may urge retirees to load up on equities

Finance
Slocan Lake, BCIra T. Nicolai | Stone | Getty ImagesIt's not every day that you'd tell a retiring client to ratchet up their stock exposure, but if she has some guaranteed income, it just might make sense.That's because pension income, Social Security benefits and income annuities all provide retirees with a measure of safety, said Michael Finke, professor of wealth management at The American College. "If you have a safety net, the consequences of risk aren't as severe for you," he said, speaking at the American Institute of CPAs Engage conference in Las Vegas. "If you have significant guaranteed income, your portfolio is more skewed toward safety," Finke said.That means these pre-retirees can afford to take additional risk in the form of higher allocation toward stocks.Three portfoliosFin...
Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

World
Some of the world's biggest footwear firms are urging Donald Trump to end the US trade war with China, warning of a "catastrophic" effect on consumers.In a letter signed by 170 companies, including Nike and Adidas, they said the President's decision to lift import tariffs to 25% will disproportionately impact the working class. They also warn that higher levies threaten the future of some businesses. "It is time to bring this trade war to an end," the firms urged.Mr Trump lifted levies on $ 200bn worth of Chinese imports into the US from 10% to 25% more than a week ago after Washington and Beijing failed to reach a deal on trade.China retaliated by announcing plans to raise levies on $ 60bn of US imports from 1 June. US-China trade war: What could Beijing...