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Poll shows majority of Japanese want prime minister to resign soon

Poll shows majority of Japanese want prime minister to resign soon

World
April 5 (UPI) -- The majority of respondents to a Japanese poll said they would prefer to see Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga resign either immediately or by fall, according to a local press report. The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that a recent survey of more than 1,000 people showed 47% of respondents said they would prefer Suga resign in September, when a ruling party leadership contest is scheduled to take place. Advertisement Another 12% of respondents said they would prefer Suga "resign immediately," indicating nearly 60% of respondents do not see a need for Suga to stay in office in the long term, according to the Yomiuri. Report of the Japanese survey comes as the health ministry disclosed data showing 80% of COVID-19 deaths occurred in Japan's third wave of coronavirus infecti...
Majority of e-cigarette users want to quit, study finds

Majority of e-cigarette users want to quit, study finds

Health
April 2 (UPI) -- Just over 60% of e-cigarette users want to quit the habit, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. In addition, more than 15% of adults who vape reported they have made an attempt to quit in the past year, the data showed. Advertisement The findings highlight that most people who use electronic cigarettes or vaping products want to stop, and that current smoking cessation approaches, designed for smokers of traditional cigarettes, may not be effective for them, researchers said. "Many people may have started vaping as part of an attempt to stop smoking cigarettes," study co-author Benjamin A. Toll told UPI in a phone interview. "What our data shows is that many of them are starting to realize that they are replacing an old habit with a new one that th...

Democrats want to send more unemployment benefits. Some workers never got the last round

Finance
Volunteers load shopping bags with food assistance for laid off workers at a food distribution event on Dec. 12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesDemocrats are poised to send more unemployment benefits to laid-off workers. Meanwhile, some workers are still waiting on the last tranche, authorized months ago.A $ 900 billion Covid relief bill signed Dec. 27 extended jobless benefits to March 14 and raised them by $ 300 a week.In Wisconsin, officials estimate self-employed and gig workers won't get that extra aid until at least April 21 — almost four months later.Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsOther workers who had exhausted their state benefits just began receiving the extended aid on Thursday, according to Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development....
Backstage with Downton star Dan Stevens: I want to challenge and surprise

Backstage with Downton star Dan Stevens: I want to challenge and surprise

Entertainment
There is no rhyme or reason to the kind of roles actor Dan Stevens chooses, just as long as he remains challenged by the experience.Following his breakthrough role as Matthew Crawley on the worldwide phenomenon that is Downtown Abbey, Stevens has taken on the big budget live action adaptation of the Beast in Disney's Beauty And The Beast and played a homicidal war veteran in the cult film The Guest. In 2020 alone he starred alongside Harrison Ford in the adventure film The Call Of The Wild and showcased his version of blue steel as Alexander Lemtov in the comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga. Image: A remote beachside retreat becomes a thing of nightmares. Pic: The Rental/Amazon Prime Now in early 2021, he has two ve...
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: ‘I want to get South Asian stories influxed into Hollywood’

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: ‘I want to get South Asian stories influxed into Hollywood’

Entertainment
Priyanka Chopra Jonas has told Sky News she is determined to get South Asian stories "influxed" into Hollywood.The actress and activist spoke about representation on the big screen ahead of the release of her new film, The White Tiger, which is based on the 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga. It tells the story of Balram Halwai (played by newcomer Adarsh Gourav), who narrates his humorous but dark rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. Image: Gourav stars as Balram, a servant who narrates the story Reviews ahead of the film's release have been strong, and it has been touted as a possible outside contender for the Oscars.Following Balram's journey to becoming a driver for a wealthy couple,...