Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
A group campaigning for housing insulation in the UK caused traffic disruption in London for a sixth time on September 27, as they blocked a junction on the M25 orbital motorway near Heathrow Airport.The Metropolitan Police said 53 arrests were made.According to the group, 52 people took part in the latest protest, which was in breach of an injunction granted Highways England by the High Court last week.The injunction said protesters “may be held to be in contempt of court and may be imprisoned, fined or have their assets seized.”Footage sent to Storyful shows the protesters sitting across Junction 14 near Heathrow. According to police, some protesters used superglue to stick themselves to the road.“We are more scared of climate change than we are of breaking an injunction. There are times when we have to step up and do what is right,” Insulate Britain said. Credit: Insulate Britain via Storyful
Marcus Rashford said Monday he hopes to return imminently to light contact training with Manchester United as he continues his recovery from shoulder surgery.
Japanese Princess Mako’s fiancé returned to Japan on Monday for their marriage, which was suspended for more than three years because of a financial dispute involving his mother. Kei Komuro, 29, arrived from New York, where he studied law and plans to work as a lawyer, with his hair in a ponytail, a bold statement by Japanese standards for someone marrying a princess in the tradition-bound imperial family. Mako, also 29, is a niece of Emperor Naruhito.
An Aboriginal man is taking Australia’s government to court to argue that Indigenous people should have access to their pensions earlier than other Australians because their life expectancy is years shorter. Dennis Fisher, 64, said on Monday he is taking the action to benefit other Indigenous Australians. The case was filed in Federal Court in Melbourne last Thursday by the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, the Human Rights Law Center and the multinational law firm DLA Piper.
A group of junior lawmakers has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in Japan's ruling party leadership contest, facing off with party barons in the wide-open race for votes on Wednesday, which will also determine the premiership. Many of the 90-strong members of the grouping, who rode into power on the coat-tails of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, fear losses in a general election within months of the leadership race, and chafe at party customs, including the weakening but still present grip of old guard factions. "There's no transparency in how they operate, no explanation," lawmaker Keitaro Ohno, 53, one of the founders of the Group for Renewing Party Spirit, told Reuters, referring to the established factions.
The Greek island of Crete was struck by a magnitude-6 earthquake on the morning of September 27.The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the quake was one of 15 tremors in total within the space of three hours.One person was reported dead, and at least 11 were injured, local news said.In Heraklion, schools were evacuated and were due to be checked for structural damage.This footage depicts a shaking storefront in Heraklion. A man runs out onto the street as the tremors occur. Credit: Μανόλης della Creta via Storyful
Masks may still be the crucial accessory, but Paris Fashion Week roars back to life from Monday with live runways shows after a long pandemic pause.
A warning not to panic buy seems to have fallen on deaf ears in the UK. As up to 90% of fuel stations ran dry across major English cities on Monday (September 27).The rush to fill up deepened a supply chain crisis triggered by a shortage of truckers.Retailers are now warning the issue could batter the world's fifth-largest economy.A dire post-Brexit shortage of truck drivers has sown chaos through supply chains for everything from food to fuel.And has left consumers fearing price rises in the run up to Christmas.The petrol shortage came just days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government spent millions of pounds to avert a food shortage.That was due to a spike in prices for natural gas and its byproduct, carbon dioxide.Reacting to the fuel shortage, the government suspended competition laws to allow firms to work together.On Sunday it also announced a plan to issue temporary visas for 5,000 foreign truck drivers.But business leaders have warned the plan is a short-term fix and will not solve an acute labour shortage.
She looks incredible
Germany's CDU-CSU alliance should be relegated to the opposition benches, Olaf Scholz, who led his Social Democratic Party to a narrow election win over the conservatives, says.
Romantic comedy (Romcom) series ‘Betcin’ is WeTV’s newest romantic comedy offering. It will be available on the streaming platform this October.“Betcin” stars young Filipina celebrities Kylie
The U.S. Congress faces a showdown on Monday over government spending and debt, opening a week that could also include action on President Joe Biden's sweeping social agenda if Democrats can resolve internal divisions about the package. The Senate will hold a procedural vote on Monday evening on legislation that has already passed the House of Representatives to fund the U.S. government through Dec. 3 and suspend the nation's borrowing limit until the end of 2022. If Republicans block the measure, as expected, Democrats will have to find another way to keep the government operating beyond Thursday, when current funding expires.
Phiar, a startup aiming to enhance in-car navigation systems by overlaying directions on real-time video, announced on Monday that Google's head of Android automotive platforms joined as chief executive and State Farm Ventures led a $12 million funding round. Incoming CEO Gene Karshenboym said other new investors include mapping company Telenav, which was taken private by its co-founder in February, and SoftBank Vision Fund-backed driving analytics app developer Cambridge Mobile Telematics. Phiar wants to supply automakers with artificial intelligence software that analyzes live feeds from exterior cameras on cars.
Breeze through your door without fumbling for your keys or using an entry pad with this smart lock system.
She opened up about the ordeal in her upcoming memoir
Kelly Toth was "very relieved" when her four sons went back to school in person at the end of August after more than a year of pandemic restrictions. As worries over the Delta variant grew this summer, the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington Bothell looked at 100 large urban school districts in the United States.
'With businesses just recently starting to recoup their losses a freeze in rates will provide much needed breathing room,' said the CBI.
A seal-loving diver was unsuccessful in his attempt to remove a rubber ring from a seal’s neck off the English coast, he told Storyful.Ben Burville, who frequently visits and records seals in the North Sea, recorded this footage on September 16 and September 18, showing one seal with a rubber ring around its neck, another tangled in some fishing gear, and a third with some rope around it.Burville told Storyful that he saw the seal with the rubber ring on its neck on September 16. He relocated it two days later, he said, and was able to build up the trust of the animal to get close enough to try to remove the ring. “I positioned myself so I could get both hands on the ring and pull, but sadly it was firmly stuck,” Burville said. Fortunately, he said, “the fur underlying was intact and the skin not broken.”“Discarded or lost fishing equipment, ropes, nets and pots together with waste dumped in the sea can cause serious injury and even death to a variety of marine life,” Burville wrote on YouTube. Credit: Ben Burville via Storyful
We're living in a three-hanna world
Top news and what to watch in the markets on Monday, September 27, 2021.