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NORAD, U.S., Canada to conduct defense exercise this week

NORAD, U.S., Canada to conduct defense exercise this week

Business
Oct. 23 (UPI) -- NORAD and U.S. Northern Command will partner with the Canadian Joint Operations Command to conduct their 13th annual homeland defense exercise, Vigilant Shield 19, from their home bases at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado on Oct. 24-28, 2018. The rapid response event will deploy more than 5,500 personnel across air, land, maritime, space and cyber to test and grade the ability of NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Canadian Joint Operations Command to defend the homeland during an attack, U.S. Northern Command said on Tuesday. The event is a Command Post Exercise that uses simulated forces and requires the commander, staff and communications to operate within and between headquarters. NORAD is a bi-national command shared by the U.S. and Canada, in charge of aerospace warning an...
Scandal-hit Strictly couple stay for another week

Scandal-hit Strictly couple stay for another week

Entertainment
Strictly contestant Seann Walsh and his professional partner Katya Jones have remained in the competition, despite days of controversy after they were photographed kissing in the street. Jones is married to another dancer on the show, and Walsh was in a relationship at the time.They finished in the top half of the leaderboard on Saturday night after receiving 28 points from the judges for their Charleston.It was one of the highest scores of the night, putting them in fourth place overall.Those points were then combined with votes from the public.Katie Piper and her professional partner Gorka Marquez became the third couple to leave the show this year.Following the cheating revelations, Walsh was publicly dumped by his long-term girlfriend.Rebecca Humphries released a statem...
London Fashion Week: Representation is 'still a problem'

London Fashion Week: Representation is 'still a problem'

Entertainment
Was this the most diverse London Fashion Week to date? Victoria Beckham chose 47-year-old Stella Tennant to open her debut show in London, model Winnie Harlow, who has vitiligo, opened for House of Holland and wheelchair user and former Paralympian Samanta Bullock closed at the Fashion's Finest show.Last week, Kate Moss welcomed the increase in diversity in the fashion industry, saying it had changed for the better."There's so much more diversity now, I think it's right. There's so many different sizes and colours and heights. Why would you just be a one-size model and represent all of these people?"Designer Steven Tai, who has worked at design houses including Viktor + Rolf, teamed up with photographer Rankin and charity Changing Faces to challenge the fashion industry's perception of bea...