Post Tagged with: "calls"

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe 'resisting calls to resign'

November 16, 2017 2:59 pm0 comments
Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe 'resisting calls to resign'

Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on Wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him. There has been no official word on the outcome of […]

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How common are nude casting calls?

October 19, 2017 6:21 am0 comments
How common are nude casting calls?

Many were shocked when Jennifer Lawrence revealed she was forced to stand in a “nude line-up” as part of a film casting. She described the experience as “degrading and humiliating”. The actress spoke in light of recent allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of rape, sexual […]

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Calls for Amazon to ban 'anorexia hoodie'

October 3, 2017 2:09 pm0 comments
Calls for Amazon to ban 'anorexia hoodie'

Amazon has been described as “irresponsible” for selling a hoodie that describes anorexia as “like bulimia, except with self control”. One woman living with anorexia said it could “damage” the mental health of those with the conditions. Anorexia expert Dr Susie Orbach told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme the online […]

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Wire star calls for more opportunities for black British actors

September 16, 2017 10:39 pm0 comments
Wire star calls for more opportunities for black British actors

The US star of The Wire has called for more opportunities for black British actors to stop them heading abroad. “They’re going where the work is,” said Clarke Peters, who played detective Lester Freamon in the TV crime drama. “When Britain decides to build up its film industry and compete, […]

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Grenfell fire chief calls for sprinklers in tower blocks

September 13, 2017 12:22 am0 comments
Grenfell fire chief calls for sprinklers in tower blocks

London’s fire commissioner says the Grenfell Tower blaze must be a “turning point”, calling for sprinklers in all high-rise council flats. At least 80 people died when fire engulfed the west London block in June. A BBC Breakfast investigation which focused on half the UK’s council and housing association-owned tower […]

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Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

July 27, 2017 12:29 am0 comments
Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

The security industry needs to worry less about technology and more about people, said Facebook’s security boss. Alex Stamos scolded the security industry in the opening keynote of the 2017 Black Hat conference. He said there was too much focus on technically complex “stunt” hacks and not enough on finding […]

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Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as 'life-threatening'

July 13, 2017 7:18 am0 comments
Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as 'life-threatening'

Fewer 999 ambulance calls will be classed as life-threatening and needing a super-fast response in the biggest shake-up of the service in 40 years. The move by the NHS in England – and agreed by ministers – will result in about 8% of call-outs being classed as needing the quickest […]

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Chief medical officer calls for gene testing revolution

July 3, 2017 11:59 pm0 comments
Chief medical officer calls for gene testing revolution

Cancer patients should be routinely offered DNA tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to England’s chief medical officer. Prof Dame Sally Davies says in her annual report that the NHS must deliver her “genomic dream” within five years. Over 31,000 NHS patients, including some with cancer, […]

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Boris Johnson joins calls to end public sector pay cap

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Boris Johnson joins calls to end public sector pay cap

Boris Johnson has become the latest senior cabinet minister to put pressure on the chancellor and the PM to end the public sector pay cap. Sources close to the foreign secretary made it clear that he wants better pay for public service workers. He joins those, including Michael Gove, who […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: Sadiq Khan calls on PM to appoint commissioners

July 1, 2017 1:26 am0 comments
Grenfell Tower fire: Sadiq Khan calls on PM to appoint commissioners

London’s mayor has urged Theresa May to appoint commissioners to run Kensington and Chelsea council after its leader resigned over the Grenfell Tower fire. Sadiq Khan welcomed Nicholas Paget-Brown’s decision to stand down, but said public trust could not be restored by other members of the council. He said residents […]

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