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Ruth Jones made a surprising discovery about her grandfather’s role in the creation of the NHS during an appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?.The Gavin And Stacey star and co-creator is one of the celebrities taking part in the new series of the hit BBC genealogy show, which sees different famous faces tracing their family history.During filming, Ruth learned that her paternal grandfather had a pivotal role in the Medical Aid Societies in South Wales, which went on to form the basis of what became the National Health Service.She said: “I feel so privileged to have been taken on this spectacular journey into my heritage and to have discovered so much about my ancestors.“I’ve probably been guilty of assuming people from by-gone generations were stuffy, two dimensional and a bit dull. But my trip on Who Do You Think You Are? has proved the opposite to be true.”More details about Ruth’s family will be revealed when the episode airs as part of the new series, which begins on BBC One next month. Other celebrities taking part including Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker, Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams and Liz Carr, best known for her role in Silent Witness.Who Do You Think You Are? has delivered some big bombshells in recent years, but none quite so staggering as EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, who discovered that he is descended from actual royalty. Meanwhile, Ruth has repeatedly shot down rumours that she and James Corden had been working on a new episode of their hit sitcom Gavin And Stacey, following the success of last year’s Christmas special.Most recently, she told Jenni Falconer on Smooth Radio: “We wouldn’t want to come up with something that was substandard. The last thing we want to do is disappoint.”READ MORE: Eamonn Holmes Shares Embarrassing Reason His Who Do You Think You Are? Episode Was Pulled Emma Willis Unearths Grisly Family Secret On Who Do You Think You Are? Anita Rani Reveals How Who Do You Think You Are? Empowered Her And 'Changed Her Life'
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Anders Tegnell is the man behind Sweden's decision to not impose a full lockdown in response to the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year,
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With the fresh funds, the Shenzhen-based company plans to strengthen its supply chain capabilities and bulk up its workforce.
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The country plans to include cheating at university in its social credit system which determines access to transport, mortgages, and even promotions.
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Tory MP Crispin Blunt has warned ministers its rejection of trans people’s right to self-identify their gender is not backed by MPs. The former minister also told Liz Truss, women and equalities secretary, that her controversial decision has caused “crushing disappointment” and anger in the trans community. Truss confirmed in a ministerial statement on Tuesday that Boris Johnson’s government would not update the Gender Recognition Act and allow trans people to legally change the gender without a medical diagnosis. Amnesty International has described the decision as “extremely worrying” and a string of MPs hit out at Truss in the Commons on Thursday. Truss, however, has said three more clinics will open and that the process will be “kinder and more straightforward” – namely by moving the process online and reducing the £140 fee to a “nominal” amount. Asking an urgent question on the matter, Blunt told MPs: “Does (Truss) understand the crushing disappointment of trans people with the content of her statement on Tuesday when set against the consultation on which it was based?“Does she appreciate that trans people cannot discern any strong or coherent reason for this screeching change of direction?”He added: “Does she understand the anger at the prospect of them receiving their fundamental rights being snatched away? The longer this uncertainty has been allowed to continue, the worse the fear and anger have become. Does she understand the delay in the statement has helped contribute to that?“Does she appreciate that her statement does not command a majority in this House and will she confirm that is one of the reasons she is unable to propose any legislation?“She has presented the House with an inherently unstable settlement that will have to be addressed hopefully sooner rather than later.”Blunt went on to further target Truss, saying Johnson should not have given her the dual roles of trade secretary and equalities secretary. He said: “Her acquisition to the women and equalities brief in 2019 was hardly planned. The prime minister had done her and the nation no favours by continuing to over-burden her after the election at such an extraordinary time for trade.”Shadow women and equalities minister Marsha de Cordova, meanwhile, said: “After three years of toxic debate it is deeply disappointing that this government has let trans people down and dropped its plans to reform the Gender Recognition Act.”Responding to Blunt, Truss said the “settlement we have reached balances the rights and upholds the rights of transgender people and of women”, saying it protects access to single-sex spaces.She added: “I believe that we have come to the right conclusion which is in line with other major nations.” Related... Government Confirms It Will Not Allow Trans People To Self-ID Opinion: The Gender Self-ID News Is Actually A Monumental Win For Trans People Tony Abbott Appointed UK Trade Envoy
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5G’s potential to enhance the consumer experience of video games through streaming could be truly revolutionary.
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Once upon a time, Nokia and then Samsung held the crown for having a confusing number of similarly named phones. The new Nokia under HMD Global is still catching up while Samsung has opted to go on a diet and now LG seems to be trying to claim the throne. After a near-silent launch of an LG Q31 in South … Continue reading
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Big returns for Carousell’s early investors and what’s next for Syfe following the close of its series A
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That’s not a secret that the best-selling fitness tracker of 2019 was the Xiaomi Mi Band 4. It was available in two versions – regular ... The post Xiaomi Mi Band 4 NFC Available In Europe, Supporting MasterCard appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Social media was flooded with concerns on Wednesday after President Donald Trump’s disturbing refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the November election.Trump was asked at a White House press conference if he would commit to a peaceful transferal of power if he lost. Trump said, “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens.”Continuing his attack on voting by post – as millions of people prepare to do so amid the coronavirus pandemic – Trump also alluded that he would accept the results only if the option of mail-in ballots is removed.“Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a peaceful ... there won’t be a transfer, frankly, there’ll be a continuation,” he said.For months, Trump has laid the groundwork to declare the election results illegitimate unless he wins. In July, he told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace that he’ll “have to see” if he’ll accept the results of the election.His brazen comments set Twitter afire as critics, including senators Mitt Romney, Brian Schatz, Chuck Schumer and Tammy Duckworth, voiced deep concerns about his disregard for democracy.Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus. Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 24, 2020President Trump: You are not a dictator, and America will not permit you to be one. https://t.co/42krs0X50l— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 23, 2020People who are very chill about the President not committing to the peaceful transfer of power unless they “get rid of the ballots” are too chill for me. This seems an awfully serious thing to be dismissive about. At the very least it’s a good reason to oppose him vigorously.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) September 23, 2020This is possibly the most frightening 54 seconds of the Trump presidency. https://t.co/BBC7Zn4BXh— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) September 23, 2020“Get rid of the ballots and there won’t be a transfer of power, there will be a continuation...” Yes, one system is authoritarianism. Another is democracy where people cast ballots & ballots are counted. Thankfully, many are protecting the latter & ready for any scenario. #VOTEhttps://t.co/rMm6z4FB6m— Vanita Gupta (@vanitaguptaCR) September 23, 2020Peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of our democracy.This thinly veiled threat from the sitting President should send shivers down the spine of every freedom-loving American. https://t.co/mmBnnorqU7— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) September 24, 2020We impeached this president to hold him accountable, to make clear no one is above the law, and to save our democracy. Senate Republicans put party over country and let him off the hook.This is the result. But it won't be our future. We will have a peaceful transition of power. https://t.co/V7qfvxDfIc— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) September 24, 2020The peaceful transfer of power is essential to a functioning democracy.This statement from the president of the United States should trouble all of us. https://t.co/pLYh9e8X3W— ACLU (@ACLU) September 24, 2020Pure fascist. And not a single republican in Congress gives a crap about it. https://t.co/UoAxl6OKZL— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) September 23, 2020Never before has there been an exchange with a US President like this. God willing, never again. “Will you commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the election?”President Trump: "We're gonna have to see what happens."pic.twitter.com/UTPXigckVt— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 23, 2020THREAD. It is important to take note and be prepared for the unprecedented actions Trump says he intends to take after the election. But it is also important not to allow his *wishful* reality to *become the reality. To do that, consider Trump's psychological POV right now: https://t.co/faXkQw2BMn— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) September 24, 20202. Every time Trump spouts this kind of garbage, he is revealing that he is TERRIFIED. Ab. So. Lute. Ly. Terrified. His **existential** fear is losing. And he knows that there is a very good chance he is going to lose. And he can't do a damn thing about it. He will be a LOSER.— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) September 24, 20203. Remember that in pretty much every instance Trump has faced like this in the past, he's had an exit strategy. He walks away. But he can't get out of the election. He's like a mail-order bride who has to go through with it. Except in his case, if he loses, he may end up in jail— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) September 24, 20204. This situation is like the coronavirus. He understands the reality, he knows he can't escape it, so his only option is to create an alternate reality. Reality, however, caught up with him with COVID. So it is up to YOU to make sure the same happens with the election.— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) September 24, 2020
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"We're going to have to see what happens," Trump told reporters. The US has not had a violent transfer of power in its 244-year history as a nation.
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Elon Musk wants his money back, Volvo, Ford, Mercedes also pile in Tesla has sued the US government, seeking to not only end what it described as President Trump's "unlawful" tariffs on Chinese-made components but also a refund on all duties paid – plus interest.…
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While the year of the Linux Desktop remains a dream, awareness and adoption of this open source operating system has perhaps never been better. That’s partly thanks to companies like Canonical that push Linux not only to businesses but also to consumers. The latter, however, would probably prefer not to have to install Linux themselves on their new laptops or … Continue reading
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