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Ten thousand 'critical workers' to be exempt from pingdemic: Key staff in 16 sectors from transport to food suppliers WON'T have to isolate - but business pleas to end chaos are ignored as record 1.3M are pinged

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The guidance lists 16 sectors: energy, civil nuclear, digital infrastructure, food production and supply, waste, water, veterinary medicines, essential chemicals, essential transport, medicines, medical devices, clinical consumable supplies, emergency services, border control, essential defence and local government The Government has announced 16 sectors from transport to police and food suppliers where double-vaccinated key staff will not have to isolate if pinged.  Updated guidance said 'in the small number of situations where the self-isolation of close contacts would result in serious disruption to critical services, a limited number of named workers may be able to leave self-isolation under specific controls for the purpose of undertaking critical work only'. The policy only applies to named workers if their employer has received a letter from the relevant government department. 'This is not a blanket exemption for all workers in a sector,' the guidance said. But t

A load of garbage! San Francisco is planning to roll out new designer trash cans that cost a whopping $20K EACH

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The city of San Francisco is looking to roll out a series of new trash cans that will cost a staggering $20,000 each. Officials are currently trying to get 15 of the expensive trash cans made so they can test them on San Francisco streets as part of a pilot program.  Officials have planned for three years now to replace the 3,000 existing green trash cans currently scattered across the city.  San Francisco Public Works, which is the department in charge of replacing the trash cans, proposed the new prototypes on Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.   Each will cost between $12,000 and $20,000 each.  The city of San Francisco is looking to roll out a series of new trash cans that will cost a staggering $20,000 each as part of a pilot program. One of the new designs is pictured above If the pilot program is a success, the department said mass production of the trash cans would cost between $2,000 to $3,000 each.  The current green trash cans on city sidewalks cost just over $1

Proof Baby Boomers DO work harder: Over-60s put in more of a shift when on an irregular pattern than those half their age, study finds

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Employees in their sixties work harder than those half their age, according to a report. It found older staff who work irregular shifts put in close to the equivalent of an extra working week a month than those in their early thirties. Those who are close to the traditional retirement age of 65 are on average working 30 shifts a month – with many sometimes working two a day to earn more. Those in their thirties were found to work on average 26 shifts a month. The findings, based on more than 350,000 employees, suggest the mass movement of older workers into the economy has been a boon to employers and a major boost to the earnings of those close to retirement. Employees in their sixties work harder than those half their age, according to a report (file photo) They also likely reflect the demand for labour in the NHS and the care system during the pandemic. The growth in numbers of those working in their sixties and seventies, enabled by greater health and life expectancy and helped by

Girl, 5, is rescued by neighbors after yelling for help and banging on the windows after being 'kidnapped by monster' who lived across from her apartment where cops found her father dead

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A five-year-old girl was rescued from her kidnapper, whom she called 'a monster,' after several days in captivity inside his Detroit apartment when a neighbor saw the child banging on a window and calling for help. The abduction of Maggie Millsap in late June took an even more sinister turn when police who arrived to take her to safety on June 30 discovered her father dead inside his apartment.  The family's next-door neighbor, Dangelo Clemons, 30, was arrested on counts of kidnapping and child enticement. So far, he has not been charged in connection with the death of Maggie's father, who was identified by neighbors as Colby Millsap.  Dangelo Clemons, 30 , has been charged with kidnapping and enticement of a child after allegedly holding Maggie Millsap, 5 , captive  Neighbors summoned police after seeing Maggie banging on a window at this duplex in Detroit and calling for help, saying she was with a 'monster'   People who knew the family revealed in social medi

'This is deadly serious': Pelosi says she rejected two Republicans from Capitol riot commission because she didn't want their 'antics to stand in the way' after one promised to probe BIDEN administration's response to Jan 6 assault

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended her decision to reject two Republicans nominated for the Capitol riot committee, saying their 'antics' were in danger of getting in the way of finding the truth behind what happened on Jan. 6. Republicans accused her playing politics by rejecting Rep. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks. But, during her weekly news conference, she said the pair had a history of making statements that would have made it impossible for them to display 'balanced judgment,' including blaming the Biden administration for events that unfolded before it had even formed.     'To that end, it is my responsibility as Speaker of the House, to make sure we get to the truth on this, and we will not let their antics, stand in the way of that,' she said. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended her decision to bar two Republicans from joining the commission to investigate the Jan. 6 violence saying their 'antics' would get in the way of unc

Labour MP Dawn Butler is barred from the House of Commons chamber for accusing  Boris Johnson of 'LYING' about Covid by saying link between infection and illness has been broken and making 'poor people pay with their lives'

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A Labour MP was dramatically barred from the Commons chamber this afternoon after repeatedly branding Boris Johnson a 'liar'. Dawn Butler was told to leave by the chair after delivering an extraordinary rant about how 'poor people have paid with their lives' because of the PM 'misleading the House'.  She accused Mr Johnson of lying over his claim that the UK has 'severed the link between infection and serious disease and death'. Scientists say that vaccines have weakened the link between severe illness and coronavirus infections, but not completely severed it.  Hospitalisations are growing at a much slower rate than in previous coronavirus waves. On July 1, Johnson told Britain that it was 'ever clearer' that the UK's vaccination drive had 'broken the link' between infections and deaths as he insisted the nation is now in the 'final furlong' of lockdown.  The Department of Health said 39,906 people tested positive across the

Several casualties feared as ‘car crashes into pedestrians outside Welsh pub’

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Several people are feared to have been injured after 'a car crashed into pedestrians outside a Welsh pub'. At least five ambulance vehicles, an air ambulance and a fire engine attended the scene near the Windsor pub on Llantrisant Road in Pontyclun, Wales, this evening. A 'number of pedestrians' were hit by a car during a 'serious road traffic collision', said South Wales Police.  It has not been confirmed whether any of the pedestrians were seriously injured, but pub manager Tia posted online that 'everyone' had been taken to hospital. At least five ambulance vehicles, an air ambulance and a fire engine attended the scene near the Windsor pub on Llantrisant Road in Pontyclun, Wales, this evening One eyewitness described the scene as 'horrific' and recalled people rushing to help with towels and pillows. They told WalesOnline: 'It was horrific. The pub had four or five tables outside the front and was busy with people having drinks in the nic

Barry Morphew prosecutors claim to have evidence on iPhones, kindles and a SPY PEN that proves he killed missing wife Suzanne - as judge denies him bail

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A judge sealed Colorado husband Barry Morphew's arrest affidavit despite the media's pleas to make it public and denied Morphew bond on charges of murdering his missing wife Suzanne. Suzanne Morphew vanished in May 2020 and has not been seen since. At the time, her husband, Barry, made an emotional plea for her return. Her bicycle was found discarded next to a trail.  Barry was charged with murder in May 2021. He has not yet entered a plea and the case remains largely shrouded in mystery because the judge won't unseal Morphew's 130-page arrest affidavit. At a discovery hearing on Wednesday, prosecutors and Morphew's lawyer and prosecutors discussed evidence that will be presented.  It includes a spy pen, laptops, iPhones and an Amazon Kindle. Suzanne Morphew vanished in May 2020. At the time, her husband Barry made an emotional plea for her return. Her bicycle was found discarded next to a trail Barry was charged with murder in May 2021. He has not yet entered a ple

Qantas flight attendant who worked on TWO packed flights tests positive to Covid-19 amid fears dozens of passengers have been exposed to the virus

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A Qantas flight attendant who worked on a packed flight between Brisbane and regional Queensland has tested positive for coronavirus. The staff member was aboard Qantas flight QF2534 and QF2535 on Sunday July 11 between the Queensland capital and Longreach in the state's central-west.     The woman reportedly didn't leave the plane and tested positive on Thursday, but Queensland Health hasn't reported the case. A spokesman told AAP that Queensland Health is not the source of the media reports and could not confirm any new cases outside of the daily update. Queensland's Health Minister Jeanette Young is expected to address the situation in Friday morning's Covid press conference.  A Qantas flight attendant who worked on a packed flight between Brisbane and regional Queensland has tested positive for coronavirus  The flight staff member was aboard Qantas flight QF2534 and QF2535 on Sunday July 11 between the Queensland capital and Longreach in the state's central-