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Viewers of hit Netflix series The Crown could be in danger of mistaking fiction for fact without a warning at the beginning of episodes, the Culture Secretary has said. Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), praised the drama centred around the royal family as a "beautifully produced work of fiction". But he raised concerns that younger viewers might mistake fictional depictions for real-life happenings. He told the Mail on Sunday: "It's a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that. "Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact." The newspaper said Mr Dowden is expected to write to Netflix to request a reference at the start of episodes making clear the drama is fictionalised. DCMS did not have any comment on Saturday. Mr Dowden's remarks come after a similar suggestion from Earl Spencer, the brother of Diana, Princess of Wales. He told ITV's Lorraine: "I think it would help The Crown an enormous amount if, at the beginning of each episode, it stated that: 'This isn't true but it is based around some real events'." He added: "I worry people do think that this is gospel and that's unfair." The drama recently came in for criticism from the widow of a major killed in a Swiss ski resort, who said she was "very upset" to learn the disaster features in the latest series, after asking producers not to include it. Major Hugh Lindsay, a friend of the Prince of Wales and a former Queen's equerry, died in an avalanche at the Swiss resort of Klosters in 1988. His widow Sarah Horsley said she was "horrified" when she was told the episode was going ahead and was concerned about the impact on her daughter.
Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff's impact on the group that will one day elect his successor. The cardinals were installed in a ceremony, known as a consistory, that was markedly slimmed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the usual thousands, only 10 guests per cardinal were allowed in St. Peter's Basilica as the pope gave the men their ring and traditional red hat, known as a biretta.
Glenn Phillips smacked the fastest Twenty20 century by a New Zealander as the Black Caps set the West Indies an imposing 239-run target if they are to save the series in game two at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has tested positive for the coronavirus. Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, both have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, the governor said in a statement Saturday night. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, no one is immune from this virus," Polis said in his statement.
Increased patrols and technology will be deployed along France's beaches under a new agreement between Paris and London aimed at stopping illegal migration across the Channel.
Another two million doses of a coronavirus vaccine which trials suggest is 95 per cent effective have been secured by the Government. It brings the total number of jabs on order from the US firm Moderna to seven million - enough for around 3.5 million people in the UK. The vaccine has yet to be approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), but doses could begin being delivered next spring if it meets the standards. Interim data suggests the jab is highly effective in preventing people getting ill and may work across all age groups, including the elderly. The UK has placed orders for 100 million doses of the Oxford vaccine - enough to vaccinate most of the population - with rollout expected in the coming weeks if the jab is approved by the MHRA. It also has orders for 40 million doses of the jab from Pfizer and BioNTech, which has been shown to be 95 per cent effective.
Uber has urged officials to rethink increasing punishments for illegal rides, warning the livelihoods of its 14,000 drivers would be at stake if the government insisted on cracking down on the business.The ride-sharing firm’s plea came after Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said in her policy address on Wednesday that the Transport and Housing Bureau was preparing legislative amendments on increasing the penalties for illegal carriage of passengers for reward and other malpractices of taxi service to “protect the interests of passengers”.Lam pledged to make a greater effort to improve the quality of Hong Kong’s taxi service in conjunction with the industry, including using technology and organising commendation schemes, as ways of getting drivers to improve.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.A government source said there were no plans to legalise Uber’s service, despite its popularity in Hong Kong.Despite operating in the city for six years, Uber rides are deemed illegal without a hire-car permit, and the firm has faced strong resistance from the taxi industry, and its 18,163 licensed cabs.The company has been calling for a partnership with the Hong Kong government to address the city’s mobility future and allow it to operate legally. But officials have stood firm in cracking down on the service, with proposed increases in penalties for drivers caught providing illegal rides.In a Legislative Council paper last year, the government proposed doubling the maximum fine for first-time offenders to HK$10,000, with a fine of HK$25,000 (US$3,200) for subsequent convictions, and lengthening the suspension of the vehicle licence from three months to six months.Richard Willder, Uber’s local head of public policy and government affairs, told the Post they were disappointed by the government’s plan, warning it would only hurt those hard hit by the recession. Call to revamp Hong Kong ride-hailing market, upgrade taxi fleet“It is disappointing that during such a challenging economic period, the government is focused on hurting, not helping, Hongkongers who have turned to ride sharing during the pandemic,” he said.“At a time when Hong Kong is facing its highest rate of unemployment, more than 14,000 local active driver-partners would be without the earnings they need if the government continues its push to ban ride sharing.“We strongly recommend that the government reconsider this legislative priority, and meaningfully consult with stakeholders and industry.”Willder said flexibility in the labour market served as a valuable tool for helping Hong Kong get back on the road to recovery, especially during periods of economic uncertainty.“It is unclear why the government wants to penalise this sort of innovation, rather than embrace it and find ways to help Hongkongers who are doing it tough,” he said.Ng Kwan-sing, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Taxi Council, an alliance of 42 taxi groups, said he hoped the government would overhaul the decades-old taxi operation with the support of technology, and impose deterrent penalties against Uber and other operators providing illegal rides.“The government should facilitate the whole taxi industry to undergo a reform in terms of using technology such as apps and electronic payment, networking and fleet management,” he said.“Nowadays there are many types of taxi apps in the market, while not many cabs have adopted e-payment methods.“The use of technology by taxi drivers is entirely unsystematic. The government should set out different frameworks about the use of apps, flexible fares, and e-payment methods.”Ng said the government should introduce a commendation scheme to label those quality taxi fleets as premium taxis with high standards of service. Uber driver numbers in Hong Kong surge during Covid-19 crisisHe also supported the government’s plan to increase penalties for malpractices of taxi service such as overcharging and refusing fares, saying the rotten apples in the industry should also be properly punished.Uber driver Sang Chui, 57, who also works in a law firm as a clerk, said he was not worried by the prospect of a government crackdown.“I’ve talked with other Uber drivers. We’re not worried at all as usually those caught by the police would end up being fined,” he said.Chui, who also rents five vehicles to other Uber drivers, said he had confidence in the firm’s operation. “Ride-hailing service is a global trend and many people in Hong Kong are using Uber. It’s very popular,” he said.He said during the coronavirus pandemic, his income at his law firm was down by about 50 per cent to about HK15,000 a month. But thanks to Uber, he could earn an extra HK$20,000 a month as a driver.“During the past two months when the social-distancing rules were relaxed Uber’s business has restored to 80 per cent of the pre-coronavirus period,” he said. “There is really a demand and it has offered an opportunity to the unemployed and bankrupt.”This article Uber urges Hong Kong government to rethink clampdown, claiming move would put livelihoods of 14,000 drivers at risk first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.
The new deal came a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Nadhim Zahawi, a junior business minister, to be minister responsible for the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines. Britain now has access to enough doses of Moderna's vaccine candidate for around 3.5 million people.
Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were all deemed to be a "high-risk" close contact to fellow Broncos quarterback Jeff Driskel, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, it said. The report, which cited unnamed sources, said Lock, Rypien and Bortles were pulled off the field early during Saturday's practice and told to isolate at home after contact-tracing concerns had arisen.
Chestnuts roasting, mulled wine steaming and music blaring from wooden chalets lined with artificial snow -- the Landshut Christmas market in southern Germany has all the usual trimmings.
Fuller, a goalkeeper for Vanderbilt University women's soccer team, took the field for the Commodores men's football team as place kicker in the third quarter and sent a low kick to the 35-yard line, carving her name in American sports history. There were times that I struggled in sports but I am thankful I stuck with it.
Margao (Goa) [India], November 29 (ANI): Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat, despite not having tasted a victory in their two matches so far in the Indian Super League (ISL), is happy that his team is improving with every match.
The US state of Pennsylvania's supreme court dismissed another legal challenge to the election by supporters of President Donald Trump on Saturday, further reducing his already near-impossible odds of overturning the results.
Margao (Goa) [India], November 29 (ANI): After witnessing a goalless draw against Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), Hyderabad FC head coach Manuel Marquez said his side played well and deserved three points from the match.
Atletico Madrid were rewarded for their determination when they snatched a 1-0 win at Valencia thanks to a late own goal to go level on points with La Liga leaders Real Sociedad on Saturday. The visitors had carved out many chances with no reward until Yannick Carrasco cut into the box and his cross bounced off the flailing leg of Valencia defender Toni Lato and trickled into the net in the 79th minute. The own goal was fortuitous but certainly deserved after Diego Simeone's side had dominated possession and fired 14 shots at goal, denied by Valencia's in-form keeper Jaume Domenech and a goal-line clearance by defender Daniel Wass.
While mass protests against a court verdict backing a near-total ban on abortion have taken on an increasingly political flavour in Poland, the devout Catholic country is far from turning pro-choice.
Netflix has enjoyed a run of good luck with a string of music documentaries in the last year: films about Taylor Swift, Blackpink and J Balvin that, even if they were commissioned by the stars or their management, managed to hit upon fascinating aspects of those artists’ careers at a moment that made for solid […]
Hundreds of handcuffed Salvadoran gang members were displayed before assembled reporters on Saturday, a vivid show of President Nayib Bukele's policy of confronting them and the violent crime they are accused of committing. Some 600 members of El Salvador's Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang and its rival Barrio 18 made up the bulk of the detentions that were announced on Friday, following a one-week U.S.-backed round-up of Central American gangs that also netted arrests in neighboring Guatemala and Honduras. In April, Bukele provoked the ire of rights groups when he published on social media jarring pictures of hundreds of semi-naked jailed gang members, pressed tightly together in rows, despite the raging pandemic.
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and President Donald Trump late Friday appealed a federal judge's ruling suspending service changes and requiring aggressive steps to ensure ballot deliveries ahead of the November presidential election, the Justice Department said. The government said it was appealing U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan's preliminary injunction orders issued in late September in a pair of legal challenges.