All posts tagged: status

Lucy Letby trial: Former nurse’s status as a multiple murderer is important evidence, jury told | UK News

Lucy Letby trial: Former nurse’s status as a multiple murderer is important evidence, jury told | UK News

[ad_1] Lucy Letby’s status as a multiple murderer and attempted murderer is an “important piece of the evidence” when deciding if the former nurse tried to kill another infant, a jury has been told. Letby, 34, is on trial at Manchester Crown Court accused of the attempted murder of a baby girl known as Child K on 17 February 2016 when she worked as a nurse at the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit. She has pleaded not guilty to the charge. Last summer, the defendant was convicted in a “very long trial” of seven murders and seven attempted murders relating to six other children, the court heard. Opening the case on Wednesday, prosecutor Nick Johnson KC told jurors: “Those other cases that I have mentioned do have an importance in this case because we suggest it’s not because you should convict her because of what she’s done in other cases, but what we are asserting is the relevance that it gives you significant evidence of what her intention was at the time. We say, …

Why regenerative garments are the ultimate status symbol | Fashion

Why regenerative garments are the ultimate status symbol | Fashion

[ad_1] Picture the scene. Kendall Roy, the longtime heir apparent to the media empire at the heart of HBO’s Succession, is in a dark bar in New York. The embodiment of hyper-privilege, he is explaining to anyone that will listen that the cashmere in his half-zip sweater was harvested by indigenous herders on the rangelands of Mongolia. Regenerative fashion is the future of the industry, and the world, he insists. It is a fictional scenario, but it is not hard to imagine. Quiet luxury, which was arguably the biggest trend of last year and claimed Roy as its poster boy, is not about logos. Instead, it is about less obvious codes, such as quality cloth and tailoring created with fibres so precious that their provenance and the way they are cultivated is a selling point. So it should come as no surprise that the ultrarich are turning to brands that are working to protect the landscapes where materials such as cashmere, silk and cotton are grown. In a rapidly heating world, what projects status more …

How to Set Out of Office Status on Microsoft Teams

How to Set Out of Office Status on Microsoft Teams

[ad_1] Planning to take a vacation from work? Here’s how to set “Out of Office” on Microsoft Teams so your co-workers know you’re away. Key Takeaways You can set an Out of Office (OOO) status in the Microsoft Teams desktop app, but things aren’t so easy on mobile. Create an OOO message, set automatic replies, and specify dates for duration when you add your status. Microsoft Teams lets you choose whether you want automatic replies to feature for internal or external contacts (or both). Let your team know that you’ll be on vacation or have other commitments with an Out of Office status on Microsoft Teams. Learn how to enable this feature on desktop and mobile, plus how to set automatic replies and dates. How to Set an Out of Office Status on Microsoft Teams for Desktop You can set an Out of Office status and disconnect from your work environment pre-vacation on Microsoft Teams via your profile photo or in your settings. The first option is available on the desktop and web apps, while …

Labour’s economic plans will shake up the stale status quo | Labour

Labour’s economic plans will shake up the stale status quo | Labour

[ad_1] Your claim that “Rachel Reeves prefers a deadening consensus, sacrificing policies to placate business” is absurd, and fails to recognise the radicalism of Reeves’ recent Mais lecture (Editorial, 28 April). Although the need for fiscal stability was mentioned, the main theme of the lecture was quite different. It was about Britain’s increasing economic backwardness – “a failure to deliver the supply-side reform needed to equip Britain to compete in a fast-changing world”. Reeves’s allocation of primacy to institutional reform recalls the analysis of economic backwardness by the great Harvard economic historian Alexander Gerschenkron. Gerschenkron argued that economic success derives from the development of new institutions that channel funds into the large-scale investment that is necessary not just to catch up but to surpass successful competitors. In the Mais lecture, Reeves set out the rationale for “a new model of economic management”. She recognises that the dire state of Britain’s economy is of sufficient urgency as to motivate the “decade of national renewal, shaping the institutional architecture of the British economy in the direction of …

Timothy Olyphant on the Status of ‘Justified,’ Reuniting With Walton Goggins, and Filming ‘Alien’

Timothy Olyphant on the Status of ‘Justified,’ Reuniting With Walton Goggins, and Filming ‘Alien’

[ad_1] There are interviews, and then there are interviews with Timothy Olyphant. This reminder arrives rather quickly as we settle in for a discussion ostensibly centered on the acclaimed revival of his hit FX series Justified, subtitled City Primeval, and the Emmy buzz surrounding it and his performance. On this week’s Little Gold Men (listen or read below), Olyphant proves far less interested in campaign-friendly sound bites. He’d rather just shoot the shit a bit and see where the conversation takes us. So that’s what we do. A veteran screen actor who broke out in HBO’s Emmy-winning Deadwood, Olyphant is coming off of an impressive doubleheader this season, between the welcome return of Raylan Givens in the new Justified and his expertly suave turn in Steven Soderbergh’s Max mystery, Full Circle. We chat about both shows. He’s speaking from Los Angeles, on a brief break from shooting Noah Hawley’s upcoming Alien series in Thailand. We chat about that too. Olyphant may joke that he’s reached his ceiling in terms of acting ability, but the fact …

Luton Learns the Power of Premier League Status

Luton Learns the Power of Premier League Status

[ad_1] As the announcement trilled out over Kenilworth Road, the jumble of rusted metal and peeling paint that Luton Town F.C. calls home, the tone started to shift. At the start of the sentence, it was little more than the traditional polite welcome to the stadium for that evening’s visiting team, Manchester City. By the end, though, the voice of the announcer seemed overcome by what sounded a little like awe. Luton, the fans in the stands and the players on the field were reminded, was about to face “the champions of the F.A. Cup, the champions of England and the champions of Europe.” Luton seems to be having a hard time believing the company it now keeps. There is a reason for that. Fifteen years ago, Luton Town had been relegated to the fifth tier of English soccer, a world away from the power and the prestige of the Premier League. There was, for a time, a genuine risk that the club, founded in 1885, several years before the invention of the zipper, might …

Grindr again sued for allegedly sharing users’ HIV status

Grindr again sued for allegedly sharing users’ HIV status

[ad_1] More than 650 claimants in the United Kingdom are suing Grindr, alleging the world’s most popular LGBTQ dating app broke national privacy laws by sharing users’ most sensitive health information — including their HIV status — with third-party data brokers for advertising purposes. The app used “covert tracking technology” to do so, according to the claim lodged in London’s High Court on Monday. Grindr previously admitted to sharing users’ HIV status in 2018, and even defended the practice despite widespread outcry. As reported by the BBC, the company is accused of illegally sharing users’ HIV status, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity with data analytics companies Apptimize and Localytics — who, claimants say, may have also kept some of the data for other purposes. Despite marketing itself as a privacy-sensitive dating app for marginalized communities, claimants allege Grindr paid the two data brokers to surveil people’s usage of the app. The company is accused of sharing user data on several occasions, mainly before April 2018, but also between May 2018 and April 2020.   “Grindr owes …

Sir Keir Starmer vows to protect Premier League’s status as world leading football competition | UK News

Sir Keir Starmer vows to protect Premier League’s status as world leading football competition | UK News

[ad_1] Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to work to protect the Premier League’s status as the world’s leading football competition, echoing some of its concerns about the introduction of a football regulator. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, the Labour leader sidestepped calls for the regulator to have the power to act on foreign state ownership of clubs. It comes as the Premier League is in the midst of a lobbying campaign warning of “unintended consequences” to their global standing by the biggest shake-up in decades to the running of the national game. “I think they’ve got their concerns and we’re listening to what they have to say,” Sir Keir told Sky News. “[The bill] supports the lower league clubs to give them the financial sustainability that we need. “But we must also protect the Premier League. We’ve got the best football in the world in this country, and I want to make sure that’s fully protected. “So that’s why it’s important for us all to consult with all relevant parties, and make sure …

Gay dating app Grindr sued for allegedly sharing users’ HIV status with third parties | UK News

Gay dating app Grindr sued for allegedly sharing users’ HIV status with third parties | UK News

[ad_1] Hundreds of users of the gay dating app Grindr have alleged the company shared their private information, including their HIV status, with third parties, a law firm said on Monday.  Austen Hays said it was filing the mass data protection lawsuit at London’s High Court and claimed thousands of Grindr users in the UK may have been affected. The firm alleges users’ highly sensitive information, including HIV status and the date of their latest HIV test, was provided to third parties for commercial purposes. It said around 670 people had signed up to the lawsuit over breaches said to have taken place between 2018 and 2020, with potentially thousands more joining the case. Austen Hays’ managing director Chaya Hanoomanjee said in a statement: “Grindr owes it to the LGBTQ+ community it serves to compensate those whose data has been compromised and have suffered distress as a result, and to ensure all its users are safe while using the app, wherever they are, without fear that their data might be shared with third parties.” A …