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One of the six ravens in the Tower of London has disappeared
Workers fear he is dead, which could be a grim sign for the UK. According to legend, if there are less than six ravens in the Tower, the kingdom will perish.
The fusion energy device kept a temperature of 180 million degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 million degrees Celsius, for 20 seconds
The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) fusion reactor recently set a world record by maintaining its plasma temperature at a super-hot 180 million degrees Fahrenheit for 20 seconds. It may not seem like a long time, but no previous fusion plant has operated for more than 10 seconds under these conditions - even the KSTAR reactor only lasted eight seconds in 2019.
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#Frankfurt#Bahnhofsviertel Es wurde eine Person gemeldet, die mutmaßlich mehrere andere Personen verletzt haben soll; sie wurde sehr zeitnah festgenommen. Die genauen Tatumstände sind aktuell Gegenstand der Ermittlungen. Es besteht keine Gefahr mehr. Weitere Infos folgen. — Polizei Frankfurt (@Polizei_Ffm) January 26, 2021
Tearful Nadhim Zahawi reveals his uncle was killed by coronavirus before he could receive vaccine - Daily Mail
Nadhim Zahawi, 53, was grilled about the UK's high death toll, with more than 100,000 now dead, and told Piers and Susanna the issue was 'painful' and 'closer to home than you think'.
Britain's vaccine minister revealed his uncle died with coronavirus in an emotional interview where he promised to vaccinate the country's most vulnerable and protect the whole nation. Nadhim Zahawi, 53, appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain today to answer questions from presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid about the country's ongoing pandemic response. Mr Zahawi, who fled from Saddam Hussein's Iraq with his Kurdish family at age nine, was grilled about the UK's high death toll, with more than 100,000 now dead. He told Piers and Susanna the issue was 'painful' and 'closer to home than you think'. When asked what he meant by that, an emotional Mr Zahawi replied: 'I lost my uncle last week to Covid. But you're right, it is grim and horrible, but our way out of this is the vaccination programme. 'It makes me angry, but it makes me determined to make sure we vaccinate the most vulnerable people in our country, protect them as quickly as possible and then protect the whole nation. Nadhim Zahawi appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain today to answer questions from presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid about the country's ongoing pandemic response 'That is our way out of this, that is, ultimately, what we will do and I promise you that I will make sure that happens.' NADHIM ZAHAWI: FROM PERSECUTION IN SADDAM HUSSEIN'S IRAQ TO A KEY ROLE IN THE UK GOVERNMENT Pictured: Nadhim Zahawi in 1996 Nadhim Zahawi, son of an entrepreneur father and dentist mother, was born in Baghdad to Kurdish parents in 1967. He fled under threat of persecution from Saddam Hussein's regime, moving to Britain with his family when he was 9. He grew up in Sussex and was educated at the independent King's College School in West London and University College London, where he studied Chemical Engineering. At age 18, his father invested everything he owned, including the family home, into a new venture called Air Knife, but the company went bankrupt, and the family lost all their belongings except for a Vauxhall Opel Senator, which was in his mother's name. He says the experience of being on benefits following the disaster helped steer him towards conservatism, saying welfare felt more like a 'trap' than a cushion. Mr Zahawi met Lord Archer in 1991 while he was campaigning for Kurdish refugees, and went on to help the peer in his failed 1998 campaign to become London Mayor. In 2000 Mr Zahawi went on to found the highly successful market research company YouGov, which now employs over 400 people on three continents. He floated the company on the London Stock Exchange in 2005. In January 2010 he stood down from YouGov to run for election as Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon, and was made Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 26 July 2019. Mr Zahawi, who is married to wife Lana and has three children, was also appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 28 November 2020. Piers and Susanna offered condolences to the minister, asking if he had a vaccine or had been entitled to get one. Mr Zahawi said: 'He was entitled to one, sadly, he got Covid before he got the vaccine. 'Obviously you have to wait 28 days until someone recovers before you can vaccinate them and he didn't make it.' Mr Zahawi is the son of Kurdish parents - an entrepreneur father and dentist mother. He was born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1967, and fled under threat of persecution from Saddam Hussein's regime. His family came to Britain when Nadhim was just nine years old, sending him to an independent school - King's College School in West London. He went on to study Chemical Engineering at University College London. At age 18, his father invested everything he owned, including the family home, into a new venture called Air Knife, but the company went bankrupt, and the family had all their belongings except for a Vauxhall Opel Senator, which was in his mother's name. He says the experience of being on benefits following the disaster helped steer him towards conservatism, saying welfare felt more like a 'trap' than a cushion. An an interview with the Independent in 2014, Mr Zahawi said: 'I had to make a choice whether I went to university or become a cab driver to put food on the table. We had nothing, and had to go on housing benefit and income support. 'For about a month my dad wouldn't leave the bedroom because he was so distraught. When you have that level of breakdown, of failure, it really is like a vortex, and our biggest challenge was to get him out of the room and get him to have a shave, go out, and find work.' Mr Zahawi met Lord Archer in 1991 while he was campaigning for Kurdish refugees, and went on to help the peer in his failed 1998 campaign to become London Mayor. In 2000 Mr Zahawi went on to found the highly successful market research company YouGov, which now employs over 400 people on three continents. He floated the company on the London Stock Exchange in 2005. In January 2010 he stood down from YouGov to run for election as Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon, and was made Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 26 July 2019. Mr Zahawi, who is married to wife Lana and has three children, was also appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 28 November 2020. His pledge to vaccinate Britain's most vulnerable came amid warnings that the EU will 'poison' relations for 'a generation' if it follows through on extraordinary threats to block Pfizer vaccines going to the UK. Ministers insisted they are 'confident' supplies will be maintained, but amid a shambolic rollout across the bloc, Brussels has demanded drug firms give them early warning when exporting Covid jabs to countries outside the 27 member states, including tens of millions of doses destined for Britain. Mr Zahawi insisted this morning that the UK's huge push to get the four most vulnerable groups covered by mid-February will not be derailed. Mr Zahawi, 53, was grilled about the UK's high death toll, with more than 100,000 now dead, and told Piers and Susanna the issue was 'painful' and 'closer to home than you think' But the sabre-rattling incensed senior MPs, with health secretary Jeremy Hunt slamming 'vaccine nationalism' and saying the EU must not block supplies that have been bought 'legally and fairly'. Meanwhile, there is another row raging after two German newspapers claimed the EU's regulator could refuse to give the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab full approval, with officials anonymously briefing its efficacy for pensioners was just eight per cent. However, the claim was branded 'absolutely incorrect' and 'unsubstantiated' by the pharmaceutical company - and No10 sources told MailOnline is was 'rubbish'. One Whitehall source told Playbook it was the kind of tactics 'you expect from the Russians'. Mr Zahawi also told GMB: 'We don't know where this unsubstantiated report came from, it's not true, this eight per cent figure is complete nonsense.' Tory MP Damian Collins suggested the briefing was connected to wrangling between the EU and AstraZeneca - which is based in the UK, whereas Pfizer has a manufacturing hub in Belgium - over access to supplies. 'Either way it is dangerous and irresponsible and only helps the anti vaccine movement,' he said. Mr Zahawi told Sky News: 'I'm confident they [Pfizer] will deliver the quantities we need to hit our mid-February deadline and beyond that. Pfizer will deliver to us. I'm sure they will deliver to the UK, EU and the rest of the world. I'm confident that will be able to vaccinate the entire adult population by the Autumn.' How does the Oxford vaccine work? The vaccine called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 uses a harmless, weakened version of a common virus which causes a cold in chimpanzees. Researchers have already used this technology to produce vaccines against a number of pathogens including flu, Zika and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers). The virus is genetically modified so that it is impossible for it to grow in humans. Scientists have transferred the genetic instructions for coronavirus's specific 'spike protein' which it needs to invade cells to the vaccine. When the vaccine enters cells inside the body, it uses this genetic code to produce the surface spike protein of the coronavirus. This induces an immune response, priming the immune system to attack coronavirus if it infects the body. It was 62 per cent effective if given as two doses and 90 per cent when one half dose is given followed by a further full dose.
Covid: Wales' unemployment rises again amid pandemic - BBC News
There were 71,000 unemployed people looking for work in November, up 14,000, new figures show.
image copyrightGetty Images image captionWales has the second-highest rate of growth of unemployment in the UK, after London Wales' rate of unemployment has risen to 4.6% in the three months to November as coronavirus continued to hit the jobs market, latest figures show. There were 71,000 people unemployed and looking for work in Wales in November - 14,000 more than in the three months to August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There were 25,000 more people out of work than at the same time last year. UK-wide, the unemployment rate rose to 5%, up from 4.9%. Wales continues to have a lower rate of unemployment than other nations and regions of the UK, but in the past year it has had the second-highest rate of growth of unemployment, after London. The latest figures also showed how many people were on company pay rolls in December. Across the UK, there were 800,000 fewer than in December 2019. Average monthly wages in Wales have risen by 5.4% to £1,784, which suggests many low-paid jobs have been lost. The hardest-hit sectors of the economy were the arts, entertainment, accommodation and food. While there are 25,000 more people unemployed in Wales than 12 months earlier, the number of people claiming work-related benefits - known as the claimant count - has risen by 87% between December 2019 and December 2020. Universal Credit is paid to people who are out of work but also those people who are struggling to make ends meet, for instance if they are actually working for fewer hours or because of low pay. In December there were 112,600 people in Wales claiming work-related benefits. These claimant count figures show that the pandemic has not just made some people unemployed but has also made others poorer. Chris Reynolds, 23, from Cardiff, finished his master's degree in February - just before the pandemic hit. He had planned to try to get a job in film and television production, but he took a job working nights at Tesco in March. image copyrightChris Reynolds image captionChris Reynolds finished a master's degree shortly in February - and then got a job working nights at Tesco The job lasted until August and he was unable to get an extended contract due to "a rush of people who had lost their jobs as lockdown started", meaning he was out of work for "a month or two". Mr Reynolds received support from The Prince's Trust in Wales and soon landed a job with a social media marketing company, where he has been working since November. He said he thinks many people with degrees have been shocked at not being able to find work. "The jobs aren't just being handed out to everyone, even though you have a degree and what surprised me was that there were actually quite a lot of jobs being advertised," he explained. "It is very, very hard, especially being stuck at home as well. It's not like you can meet up with people in a cafe over coffee and have a chat with someone to kind of keep your mental health quite high." The disproportionate effect of unemployment on young people will "leave a lasting scar on that generation", according to Victoria Winckler, director of the Bevan Foundation, an anti-poverty think tank. She said the ONS figures "don't really tell us the full story" and could "give us a false sense of security". image captionVictoria Winckler said the ONS figures "don't really tell us the full story" of the unemployment figures "I would expect that there are more people who are not working but not showing up in the figures," she said. "Not everybody who is unemployed claims benefit - perhaps because their partner is working or someone else in their household has an income or they have savings." While the disease has tended to effect older people more, Ms Winckler said younger people had taken a "huge hit" in terms of economic prospects. She added: "The figures to June show nearly one in five young people in Neath Port Talbot was unemployed. That's a huge proportion, and one that's going to leave a lasting scar on that generation." The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.