Highlights From the L.G.B.T.Q. Town Hall, Where Protesters Took the Spotlight. Activists at the Equality Town Hall repeatedly called on the 2020 Democrats to focus more on violence against transgender women of color. Seed funding slows in Silicon Valley. The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new startups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies. Asbestos. In a controversial article, The Great Asbestos Hysteria (Mail, February 23), we said that according to the Health and Safety Executive, the risks from white asbestos products are insignificant, and arguably zero in the case of lung cancer. The HSE assessments related to specific levels of exposure to white asbestos fibres, not white asbestos products, and found a risk from higher levels. The article said that asbestos in UK schools is almost all white. According to the HSE, the more harmful brown asbestos was also frequently used in schools. The writer was in error in saying that the HSE had been forced to withdraw a series of commercials claiming that mesothelioma kills 4,500 a year. In fact, the advertisements were based on an estimate of 4,000 deaths from all asbestos-related disease. Climate change protesters descend on London City Airport. Climate-change protesters descended on London City Airport on Thursday, gluing themselves to the terminal building and dancing on a roof but ultimately failing to cancel flights. Rough cut (no reporter narration). Hungarian man quits job to collect trash. Bence Pardy has given up his job to collect plastic waste which pollutes the Tisza river. Hollywood Sighting. The Oscar statuette gets a street artist's makeover. U.S. health officials say vaping illness may have multiple causes. U.S. health officials said on Friday there may be more than one cause behind the nationwide outbreak of serious lung illnesses linked to vaping, and that they have not yet seen a meaningful drop in new cases. 600 people are still missing in the Bahamas weeks after Hurricane Dorian. Nearly a month after Hurricane Dorian pulverized part of the Bahamas, officials say there are still 600 people missing. Boeing partners with Porsche on electric flying car. U.S. planemaker Boeing Co said on Thursday it was working with Volkswagen's sports car brand, Porsche, to develop a concept electric flying vehicle for transporting people in urban areas.
ISIS families attempt to escape camp in northeast Syria. ISIS family members have attempted to escape from an encampment in northeastern Syria, a commander for the Kurdish forces that guard the site told CNN. Jungle Cruise trailer drops, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson as they navigate the Amazon. Disney debuted the first hilarious, all action trailer for its new movie based on the theme park ride on Friday - and it packs a lot of punch into just 133 seconds. The blockbuster is due out on July 24. Win Freixenet bubbly for a year! Discover something new this National Wine Month with Freixenet, the UKs favourite sparkling wine, who is offering one lucky winner the chance to win its delicious Cava for a year. What is the difference between courtship and dating view site Is Colombian Cupid free Amorous couple are caught in a naked embrace by Google Street View. The image would have likely remained undetected if it were not for an eagle-eyed Google user who spotted the couple before plastering their embrace in Taichung across social media. Occupy Detroit A Look at 90 Years of Auto Strikes. Walkouts and sit-ins by the United Automobile Workers over the decades helped secure contracts that lifted members into the middle class. Is this Emirates' new premium economy seat? Design firm Haeco Cabin Solutions showcased its new Eclipse seat at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, explaining that it's for 'long-haul premium economy'. Talks over whistleblower's Trump impeachment testimony hung up sources. Talks over whether the whistleblower who sparked an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will testify to Congressional committees are hung up on the question of whether the person can submit written testimony, two sources familiar with the discussions said. The most romantic bars in Venice. Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, especially when summer crowds disappear. Here Neil Simpson picks his favourite places in which to share a romantic drink by candlelight. James Comey Would Like to Help. The former F.B.I. director wants an end to the Trump presidency. And yes, he knows you might think he caused it. England news Roy Keane hits out at Danny Rose's 'abysmal' performance in Czech Republic defeat. England's sloppy defending for both goals didn't go unnoticed and Keane was quick to point the finger at the Tottenham man for losing his concentration on multiple occasions. Iceland offer 20 per cent off to anyone working in NHS, emergency services or armed forces. Iceland is offering the deal in all of its 900 stores across the UK to those working in the NHS, police, fire service, ambulance, coastguard, RNLI and armed forces, starting on Monday. China Blows Whistle on Nationalistic Protests Against the N.B.A. China has clamped down on state media coverage and online discussion of an American basketball executives tweet about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Police Pay. An article on 14 May said that a report by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies had revealed that police are using dishonest methods to boost their pay. While the report found that police overtime spending has risen and said the matter was 'ripe for review' - the suggestion that this was caused by dishonesty or 'tricks' came from the Mail, not the report. Officers can begin claiming overtime 30 minutes after the end of a shift. The claim that officers make arrests outside normal working hours to increase their payments has been aired previously, but we should have made clear that it is conjecture. We apologise for any confusion and the article has been amended.
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