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Joe Biden appears to confuse Trump and Bush as he calls President ‘George’ at virtual rally

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‘We have to stop four more years of George’: Jill Biden whispers ‘Trump’ under her breath after husband Joe mistook President for Bush at virtual campaign rally

  • Joe Biden on Sunday night appeared to say George W. Bush was president
  • He spoke of the need to avoid ‘four more George years’
  • Bush was president from 2001 to 2009, while Biden was senator from Delaware
  • When Biden said ‘George’ his wife Jill quietly corrected him in her beard
  • On social media, the moment was taken as a sign of senility for Biden, 77

Joe Biden on Sunday night appeared to forget who the president was, noting he was battling ‘four more years of George’.

Speaking to supporters online, during a virtual concert to generate excitement, the 77-year-old sat next to his wife Jill.

“Four more years of George, uh, George, uh, he – we’re going to find ourselves in a position where, if Trump is elected, we’ll be in a different world,” Biden said.

As he spoke, his wife seemed to remind him, in a low voice: “Trump.”

Many have speculated that he was thinking of George W. Bush, president of 2001-2009.

The blunder will once again raise questions about the mental capacity of the 77-year-old – a topic President Trump has repeatedly referred to on the eve of the election.

Joe Biden said on Sunday night he was fighting to end ‘four more years of George’

The moment has been seized by Trump War Room, a pro-Trump group that claims to ‘hit back 10 times as hard’.

Many speculated that Biden was referring to Bush

Many speculated that Biden was referring to Bush

On social media, people were appalled.

“ Watch his wife say Trump under her breath 3 times, ” one said.

Another remarked: “The look on Jill’s face was like ‘come on Joe, get the train back on track …'”

Yet another said Biden was showing signs of dementia – an accusation frequently made by Trump himself.

“Having been accused of caring for a parent with dementia, I recognize Jill’s actions,” said one woman, Karen Gresham.

“Say the words he can’t find. Move it to where it is supposed to stand. Guide his steps when he is not sure of his destination.

“You don’t have to watch him. Watch her. ‘

Earlier Sunday, Biden, in an interview with 60 Minutes, mocked Trump’s attacks on his mental agility.

“Hey, the same guy who thought the 911 attack was a 7-Eleven attack?” Biden responded.

“Is he talking about dementia?”

“All I can tell the American people is look at myself, see what I’ve done, see what I’m going to do. Look at me. Compare our physical and mental acuity.

“I’m happy to have this comparison.

Joe Biden spoke to Norah O'Donnell for his 60-minute interview, which aired Sunday night

Joe Biden spoke to Norah O’Donnell for his 60-minute interview, which aired Sunday night

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Tampax slammed tweet celebrating the ‘diversity of all bleeding people’ amid boycott calls

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Women slam Tampax in tweet celebrating ‘diversity of all bleeding people’ amid boycott calls

  • Tampon Tampax company tweeted that ‘not all menstruers are women’
  • Many netizens accused the brand of ‘erasing’ women and called for a boycott
  • Others praised Tampax for its message of inclusion despite the backlash

Tampax faced a backlash online after stating that “not all menstruating people are women.”

The tampon company tweeted in favor of transgender people and insisted that “ not all women have their period. ”

The company said, “Reality: Not all women have periods. Another fact: not all people who have periods are women. Let’s celebrate the diversity of all people who bleed. #mythbusting #periodtruths #transisbeautiful. ‘

But some feminists online have accused Tampax owner Procter & Gamble of “erasing” women from their post.

Others praised the company for its inclusiveness and support for trans people in the tweet.

Among those who fanned the flames online was Laurence Fox, who wrote: ‘I’m really interested to know who in Tampax thought it would be a good idea to play all of your clientele (Biological Women) against this anti-woman. factual and anti, virtue vomits.

Tampax has faced backlash online after saying on Twitter that ‘not all menstruers are women’

The tampon company tweeted in favor of transgender people and insisted 'not all women have their period'

The tampon company tweeted in favor of transgender people and insisted ‘not all women have their period’

Writer and feminist Susan Dalgety, who backed author JK Rowling amid a transgender argument earlier this year, said: ‘It’s a biological fact that you need a womb to have your menstruation, and that only women have one. Men don’t.

“I don’t know why Proctor & Gamble thought it was a good marketing tactic to alienate its only customer base in this way.

Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, founder of the Standing For Women campaign group, said: ‘They signal virtue. It’s pretty scary. When you try to include all identities in femininity, you ultimately exclude women.

Other critics of the brand include trans man Buck Angel, who said, “ The only people who have periods are biological women and transgender men.

“No other human has their rules. So no, not everyone has their period.

The tampon company tweeted in favor of transgender people and insisted that 'not all women have their period'

The tampon company tweeted in favor of transgender people and insisted ‘not all women have their period’

Others online have questioned the science of the statement, claiming that only women have wombs.

This has led to calls to boycott the popular brand by customers who feel “erased” by the message.

But pro-trans groups praised the post for including different identities in their message of inclusion and support.

They said much of the criticism directed at Tampax was “transphobic” and that it was led by “TERFs” – radical, trans-exclusion feminists.

One person wrote: “Thank you, folks behind Tampax, for your inclusive language.

“ There is a lot of hate in the comments but be aware that there are people who see it and appreciate it. It’s such a small gesture and literally doesn’t hurt anyone.

Pro-trans groups praised the post for including different identities in their inclusion message

Pro-trans groups praised the post for including different identities in their inclusion message

It comes after supermarket chain Superdrug unveiled a new line of “menstruation” sanitary products last month.

Sanitary napkins and tampons, marketed under the Luna brand, were launched with the aim of being “as inclusive as possible”.

In June, JK Rowling was accused of being “transphobic” after insisting that only women had periods.

She contested an article entitled: “Opinion: Creating a more equal post-Covid-19 world for people who have their period”.

Procter & Gamble have been contacted for comment.

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Trump and Melania pose with two children dressed like them as they greet children for the Halloween party

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Donald and Melania Trump failed to hand out the candy at this year’s White House Halloween celebration and instead greeted the stuff or caterers at a downsized event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first couple stepped out to the music of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, holding hands and waving to the crowd.

They did not wear masks to greet the children, who lined up in front of them at the South Portico of the White House.

It was a parade of angels, astronauts, pirates, cartoon characters, skeletons, witches, unicorns and tyrannosaurus rex.

Scary music – from the theme song “Game of Thrones” to “Phantom of” the Opera “- played in the background during the costume parade parade by the first couple.

LOOK-A-LIKES: Children dressed as the presidential couple pose for President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during a Halloween celebration at the White House

HAPPY HALLOWEEN: President Trump asked the boy if he was dressed as a hot dog;  it was

HAPPY HALLOWEEN: President Trump asked the boy if he was dressed as a hot dog; it was

SCARY: First Lady Melania Trump looks a little surprised to see a giant tyrannosaurus rex

SCARY: First Lady Melania Trump looks a little surprised to see a giant tyrannosaurus rex

TRICK OR TREAT: This little Spiderman has come to trumps to cheat or treat, not realizing that the first couple wasn't handing out candy this year

TRICK OR TREAT: This little Spiderman has come to trumps to cheat or treat, not realizing that the first couple weren’t handing out candy this year

The White House was lit for the occasion with the Trump Balcony a glow. A giant “ Halloween 2020 ” sign hung from the balcony of the south portico, leaves in different autumn colors surrounded the columns, and a series of chrysanthemums cascaded down the east and west stairs.

And, of course, there were lots and lots of pumpkins.

A light mist fell as the children made their way, adding to the festive mood.

Most of the children and guests wore masks.

Social distancing measures were supposed to be in place, but things got off to a bad start.

After the Trump’s outing, enthusiastic guests gathered around the first couple to snap photos and photos until the staff got them moving.

“Come on, keep the line moving,” the staff called as people stopped to pull out their phones.

But, from there, things turned out better.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany brought in her 11-month-old daughter, who was dressed as a mouse

President Donald Trump greets child dressed as a soldier

President Donald Trump greets child dressed as a soldier

A group of unicorns stop to talk to the first couple

A group of unicorns stop to talk to the first couple

Instead of handing out candy, President Trump and Melania Trump greeted children as they passed

Instead of handing out candy, President Trump and Melania Trump greeted children as they passed

PHOTO TIME: First Lady Melania Trump leans over President Donald Trump to pose for a socially aloof selfie

PHOTO TIME: First Lady Melania Trump leans over President Donald Trump to pose for a socially aloof selfie

COSTUME PARADE: Children paraded by the president and the first lady, who simply waved instead of handing out candy due to the coronavirus pandemic

COSTUME PARADE: Children paraded by President and First Lady, who simply waved instead of handing out candy due to the coronavirus pandemic

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows greets guests on the South Lawn of the White House during the Halloween celebration

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows greets guests on the South Lawn of the White House during the Halloween celebration

Child dressed as a porcupine walks to be greeted by the trumps

Child dressed as a porcupine walks to be greeted by the trumps

Children – dressed in costumes ranging from superheroes to scary ones – marched past the Trumps, some paused to greet, some hid behind them, and others just looked confused by the group of cameras recording every move.

Parents wore them too small to walk on their own. Children dressed as miniature lions, elephants and baby Winnie the Pooh received waves of trumps.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany took her mouse-dressed 11-month-old daughter to meet the first couple.

A miniature Donald and Melania Trump – him in a black suit with a red tie, her in a white dress, both masked – drew big smiles from the real Trumps, who posed for photos with them.

The two children posed for several minutes before the girl pulled the boy away to continue walking the line.

“He loves the press,” observed the president.

The first lady, in an orange coat, laced her arm through the president’s to bend down and pose for a socially distant selfie.

The president gave his signature to many tricks or treatments. One group – wearing the sports jerseys of the New York teams – received a double boost from Trump, who recently moved his residence to Florida.

And Trump called back to properly meet and take a photo with a child in a wheelchair, leaning down to talk to him.

He also greeted a few children in military costumes, who greeted in return.

The White House was lit up and decorated with leaves and pumpkins for the celebration of Halloween

The White House was lit up and decorated with leaves and pumpkins for the celebration of Halloween

The Trumps spent about 35 minutes greeting the children as they paraded

The Trumps spent about 35 minutes greeting the children as they paraded

Little girl was a little too shy to approach the Trumps, who waved at her

Little girl was a little too shy to approach the Trumps, who waved at her

The president and the first lady in front of the decorated south portico

The president and the first lady in front of the decorated south portico

The president also said to a child who stopped in front of them: “Are you a hot dog?” The boy was indeed dressed as a hot dog.

The first couple were separated from the crowd by a row of flowers in planters, but a little SpiderMan walked around the barrier and climbed up the Trumps, holding his bag to cheat or treat properly.

Alas, the Trumps didn’t have any candy with them.

The traditional orange bags of sweets that the first couple distributed had already been given to the children, who carried them as they walked. The bags had been set up on tables at the sides of events – which families picked up individually.

A child skipped over the trumps and headed straight for the cameras to pose, ignoring the president and the first lady behind him.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows came to observe the festivities, bending down to talk to the kids and help direct traffic when the line was bottlenecked.

The crowd was thrilled to be there and happy to see the assets. “We love you” and “four years older” were shouted by many adults who have been there.

“Thank you,” the president told them.

Trick-or-Treat is an annual tradition at the White House that dates back to 1958 when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower decided to decorate it for the holidays.

Guests at this year’s event were frontline workers, military families and school children.

All people over the age of two were asked to wear a mask and social distancing. And the staff in charge of the event had to wear masks and gloves.

NASA offered children the opportunity to observe objects related to space, as well as an exhibition of inflatable rockets.

The children were also able to receive a Junior Ranger badge and a paper ranger hat from the Department of the Interior. The transportation department distributed paper planes.

The United States Air Force Strolling Strings performed traditional Halloween songs and other tunes.

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‘My husband is unarmed’: Distraught Cardi B begs Beverly Hills cops to release Offset

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Cardi B had to be physically immobilized on Saturday as she pleaded with Beverly Hills police to release her rapper husband Offset, who had been arrested on suspicion of waving a gun at Trump supporters.

‘It is my husband! Why are you pointing a gun at him? she cried, as she was held back by a friend.

The rapper appeared at the scene in his new black Rolls Royce and watched Offset arguing with officers beside his orange Jeep.

Offset, 28, is heard telling police officers who ask him to get away from the car, “I’m not going anywhere.

His wife then cries out, “Let me record this.”

As Offset is taken away, she shouts loudly, “No! It’s crazy! My husband is not armed. My husband is not armed.

He is then pictured being questioned by officers, away from his car.

Cardi B, 28, arrived at the scene in Beverly Hills to demonstrate to police as her husband was detained on Saturday

Bronx-born singer real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar protested to officers

Officers surrounded the singer and what looked like guards or friends tried to hold her back

Bronx-born singer real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar protested to officers

Meanwhile, Offset, real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus, refused to get away from his orange Jeep

Meanwhile, Offset, real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus, refused to get away from his orange Jeep

Offset finally agreed to get away from his car and talk to the agents remotely.

The Georgia-born rapper had his hands behind him, but looked relaxed as he leaned against the wall.  It's not clear if he's handcuffed right now

Offset finally agreed to get away from his car and talk to the agents remotely.

Offset was later released without charge and Cardi B’s cousin Marcelo Almanzar, 20, was arrested and charged with gun-related offenses.

Almanzar was then released several hours later, at 9:35 pm, on bail of $ 35,000.

The saga began when Offset was arrested by officers in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon and filmed the incident.

In a video shared on his Instagram Live, the rapper refused to get out of his car as he was questioned by cops – one of whom had a gun in his hand.

This officer told Offset there had been a report he was “ wielding guns at people ” as he walked through the area. He responded that Trump supporters hit his car with a flag.

Cardi B's cousin Marcelo Almanzar charged and released on $ 35,000 bail

Cardi B’s cousin Marcelo Almanzar charged and released on $ 35,000 bail

The 20-year-old got into a white Mercedes which arrived to pick him up

Almanzar, 20, was released hours later from detention in Beverly Hills

Almanzar then fled overnight in Los Angeles, without commenting on his arrest

Almanzar then fled overnight in Los Angeles, without commenting on his arrest

Cardi B's cousin Marcelo Almanzar has been detained by Beverly Hills police

Cardi B’s cousin Marcelo Almanzar has been detained by Beverly Hills police

In a statement, the Beverly Hills Police Department told DailyMail.com that it was in fact Almanzar who was arrested for the alleged offense.

The statement read: ‘Shortly after 5 p.m. Beverly Hills Police received information from a passerby of a subject who had pointed a weapon from a vehicle at him. The passer-by provided the vehicle with a license plate and the vehicle was stopped by patrol officers a short distance away.

“ After the investigation at the scene, the passenger of the vehicle [Almanzar] has been arrested.’

Almanzar has now been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public. He was released on Saturday evening on $ 35,000 bail.

It is not known whether he was trying to intimidate or upset members of the pro-Trump rally. Cardi B is a prominent supporter of Joe Biden.

Rapper Offset arrested for 'waving guns at people' as he walked through Trump rally in Los Angeles

Rapper Offset arrested for ‘waving guns at people’ as he walked through Trump rally in Los Angeles

Video later posted by a spectator showed the musician in handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters watched

Video later posted by a spectator showed the musician in handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters watched

Offset is pictured talking to police after getting out of his car

Offset is pictured talking to police after getting out of his car

He spoke with several officers and was eventually released without charge

He spoke with several officers and was eventually released without charge

The area was taped and a crowd formed, apparently eager to catch a glimpse of the famous rapper

The area was taped and a crowd formed, apparently eager to catch a glimpse of the famous rapper

During the live video of Offset, he could be heard telling the officers, ‘I’m a celebrity, do you know who I am? I am shifted from [hip-hop trio] Migos.

He continued, “ You told me to put my hands up, I’m not doing that. There are 25,000 people [watching] on my livestream. You will be publicly prosecuted.

Another policeman then attempted to enter Offset’s car and open the door from the inside.

“You can not do this! It is not legal! the star clicked.

“I’ll chase the shit out of you.” Will you know who I am? he asked the officers.

The flow ended after the agent opened the door and offset exited.

A separate video showed him handcuffed as a crowd of Trump supporters watched.

Hundreds of Trump supporters flock to Beverly Hills to show support for president ahead of election

Hundreds of Trump supporters flock to Beverly Hills to show support for president ahead of election

Police did not confirm if anyone waved a gun at supporters as offset drove by in his luxury vehicle

Police did not confirm if anyone waved a gun at supporters as offset drove by in his luxury vehicle

Trump rally in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon is pictured

Trump rally in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon is pictured

Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrenceville, Georgia, has a long rap sheet.

In 2013, he was briefly detained for violating probation he received due to previous convictions for burglary and theft.

In 2015, he was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of firearms. He was denied bail because of his previous criminal convictions.

While being held in a Georgia correctional facility, Offset was charged with battery and inciting a riot after attacking another inmate. He spent the next eight months behind bars.

Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is the husband of Cardi B

Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is the husband of Cardi B

Shortly before her husband Offset's detention, Cardi B uploaded two photos posing next to her brand new Rolls Royce

Shortly before her husband Offset’s detention, Cardi B uploaded two photos posing next to her brand new Rolls Royce

Cardi is seen getting back into her black Rolls Royce after arriving at the scene of her husband's detention

Cardi is seen getting back into her black Rolls Royce after arriving at the scene of her husband’s detention

Offset is the husband of Cardi B.

The couple – who married in 2017 – recently reconciled after a short separation.

Cardi also took to Instagram on Saturday night, sharing a video that showed her sitting in the back of a Rolls Royce as she drove through Beverly Hills.

The vehicle then passed the Trump rally saying, “ I don’t like it! ”

Together, they share two-year-old daughter, Kulture.

Cardi filmed herself sitting in the back of her vehicle as she drove past the Trump rally.  She was still unaware that her husband had been arrested in a separate car

Cardi filmed herself sitting in the back of her vehicle as she drove past the Trump rally. She was still unaware that her husband had been arrested in a separate car

In a video posted to her own Instagram, Cardi and her vehicle appeared to be parked on a side street as she noticed how many Trump supporters were `` walking around. ''

In a video posted to her own Instagram, Cardi and her vehicle appeared to be parked on a side street as she noticed how many Trump supporters were “ walking around. ”

Cardi B and Offset are pictured together at the 2019 Grammy Awards

Cardi B and Offset are pictured together at the 2019 Grammy Awards

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Former grandstand host Frank Bough dies aged 87

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Frank Bough is dead: Tributes are paid as the BBC aired an excellent TV show that kicked off breakfast TV in Britain after decades as the face of the rostrum dies in a nursing home at 87

  • Former tribune presenter Frank Bough, 87, died at a retirement home on Wednesday
  • He is credited with pioneering breakfast television, launching the BBC Breakfast in 1983
  • The commentator also ran the BBC’s flagship sports program, Grandstand

Former presenter of the tribune Frank Bough has died at the age of 87.

The TV sports personality died at a nursing home on Wednesday, a family friend told the BBC.

Frank is recognized as a pioneer Breakfast Television, starting the BBC’s Breakfast Time in 1983, alongside Selina Scott and Nick Ross – later becoming one of television’s highest paid presenters.

Frank began his career as a presenter on Sportsview in 1964 – succeeding Peter Dimmock – before moving on to the BBC’s flagship sports program, Grandstand.

The television presenter, adored by viewers, has become known for his fluid, unperturbed and controlled broadcast style.

The TV sports personality died at a nursing home on Wednesday, a family friend told the BBC

For the better part of 20 years, Frank chose to live in reclusive obscurity with his wife at home in Berkshire after the shame of two very public sex and drug scandals that ended his career prematurely.

One of the highest paid broadcasters in the country – with a reported salary of £ 200,000 – he was sacked by the Company after a Red Sunday newspaper revealed he had taken cocaine with prostitutes in a brothel of Mayfair.

Amid a torrent of more damaging revelations, he attempted to stem the tide by giving a misguided interview to the now defunct News of the World in an attempt to protect his marriage and spare the humiliation of his three sons.

Early Start: The first episode of Breakfast Time, pictured in 1983, featured a champagne celebration.  Bough is pictured in the center, surrounded by his team

Early Start: The first episode of Breakfast Time, pictured in 1983, featured a champagne celebration. Bough is pictured in the center, surrounded by his team

Talented: Frank Bough delivers a segment on the Breakfast program

Talented: Frank Bough delivers a segment on the Breakfast program

In a creeping mea culpa, he confessed to snorting cocaine with escorts and drug dealers and seeing couples having sex at wild parties, though he insisted the drugs had him. prevented from having sex himself.

He said he was drawn into the world of high class prostitutes after being introduced to a French-born viceroy.

Co-hosts: Bough pictured with co-hosts Debbie Rix, left, and Selina Scott, right, in 1983

Co-hosts: Bough pictured with co-hosts Debbie Rix, left, and Selina Scott, right, in 1983

He insisted, “ I’m not a bad man, and I don’t want to hurt or hurt people either. I made mistakes, but everyone has the right to do so. No one suffered except my wife, my family and myself.

“It was a brief but dreadful period in my life. Don’t condemn my entire career for a brief episode that I regret.

He then claimed that a therapist had cured him of his cocaine habit and his “other life” – “for good”.

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Police rush to tanker off Isle of Wight after finding ‘stowaways’

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Police rush to tanker off Isle of Wight after ‘stowaways attempt to hijack ship’ head for Southampton from Nigeria

  • Police called today after a ‘security incident’ on Nave Andromeda off the Isle of Wight
  • Five nautical mile restriction zone now in place around the ship this afternoon
  • The ship would be registered in Libya and was due to dock in Southampton

Police are facing a ‘security incident’ at an oil tanker near the Isle of Wight, according to reports.

Coastguard officers and crews were called in after a group of stowaways allegedly attempted to hijack the Libyan-registered vessel as it made its way to Southampton.

Crew members are believed to be sheltering on the ship, named Nef Andromeda – an oil tanker currently located south of Sandown, Isle of Wight Radio reported.

Coastguard officers and crews were called in after a group of stowaways were reportedly discovered on a Libyan-registered ship as it was on its way to Southampton.

Crew members are believed to be sheltering on the ship, tanker Nave Andromeda, which is currently south of Sandown, Isle of Wight Radio reported.

Crew members are believed to be sheltering on the ship, tanker Nave Andromeda, which is currently south of Sandown, Isle of Wight Radio reported.

A five nautical mile restriction zone is now in place around the ship, according to Sky News, while a Coast Guard helicopter also circles the ship, as seen on Flight Tracker.

The 748-foot vessel made a number of zigzags around the area just off the east side of the Isle of Wight, according to Ship Tracker.

The ship was carrying 42,000 tonnes of crude oil and left Nigeria on October 6.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: ‘We are aware of and are dealing with an ongoing incident aboard a ship south of the Isle of Wight.

A police officer watches Nave Andromeda, who is anchored off the island's east coast following reports the ship was seized by hijackers today.

A police officer watches Nave Andromeda, who is anchored off the island’s east coast following reports that the ship was seized by hijackers today.

A five nautical mile restriction zone is now in place around the ship, while a Coast Guard helicopter also circles the ship, according to Sky News

A five nautical mile restriction zone is now in place around the ship, while a Coast Guard helicopter also circles the ship, according to Sky News

“We will provide you with further updates when we are able to do so.

A spokeswoman for Associated British Ports (ABP), which operates the port of Southampton, said they had had no contact with the ship and had no further comment.

More soon…

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DR ELLIE CANNON: How Matt Hancock Despises Us The Most

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As physicians, we are committed to protecting our patients from harm.

But over the past few months I’ve become deeply concerned that, as the GP of Coalface, I’ve risked breaking that commitment.

It is not by my own choice. Rather, that’s what I – and many of my colleagues – have come to realize about the government’s response to the pandemic and its effect on the health of the country.

Because with the lion’s share of NHS resources still being absorbed by this virus, so many other areas of health are being lost.

And, more than that, the harm that locks themselves cause to people is becoming more and more evident.

As physicians, we promise to protect our patients from harm, writes Dr Ellie Cannon (pictured)

By following the party line and continuing blithely, without criticizing this situation, I feel that we doctors are becoming complicit in actions which are extremely damaging.

I see it with my own eyes, day after day.

Patients with heart attacks and those with advanced cervical or breast cancers that could have been detected earlier with screening.

I’ve seen a huge drop in the number of people attending children’s immunization clinics, and it chills my spine to think about the risk to these young people that things like measles pose, as well as fewer viruses and infections. common and more deadly.

And then there are the suicides – the ultimate consequence of untreated mental health issues exacerbated by unemployment, financial worries and the isolation and misery of lockdown measures.

I feel compelled to speak up, which is why three weeks ago I wrote to Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock outlining my concerns.

Writing to the Ministry of Health – the ultimate chief of general practitioners – is not a usual thing for a general practitioner. I had never done this before, but felt I needed to let them and their advisors know what I and the other GPs were doing.

I feel compelled to speak up, which is why three weeks ago I wrote to Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock outlining my concerns, writes Dr Ellie Cannon.

I feel compelled to speak up, which is why three weeks ago I wrote Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock outlining my concerns, writes Dr Ellie Cannon.

Of course, the government, as it claims, “follows the science”. But it is only with the help of those on the front lines that researchers know what to investigate.

In my letter, I provided Mr. Hancock with the latest statistics that prove the rising rates of heart disease as we continue to fail to offer basic heart checks, the increasing rates of injuries to children and the declining physical health of the elderly.

Older adults and young people, on the other hand, suffered from more anxiety and depression during confinement.

These are hard facts, and within days, I had managed to bring together 65 of my colleagues – influential general practitioners in their own right – to add their signature to the letter. One, Sir Sam Everington, is a Knight for Primary Health Care Services.

I went on national TV and radio to share our message, and got support from MPs including Steve Baker, and our letter was shared thousands of times on social media. Finally, I felt optimistic. For the past eight months, I’ve even worked for the government myself, sharing messages about the importance of handwashing and wearing masks. I was hoping we would be heard.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Write to: DrEllie@mailonsunday.co.uk

On Monday I received my response, signed not by Mr Hancock himself, but by one of his advisers on his behalf. Or maybe it was someone with some work experience – I’m not sure. Discouragement doesn’t even begin to cover him up. In fact, I’m still bubbling.

To begin with, sections of the response had been cut and pasted.

“The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest public health emergency in a generation,” a paragraph began. “He calls for dramatic action, at home and abroad, of the kind we don’t normally see in peacetime.”

I immediately recognized the grandiose turn of the phrase – it had been taken from an article written by Mr. Hancock in March.

Needless to say, the gist of the response was dismissive.

He chatted: “Ministers understand that we are living in difficult times and that the actions that people are asked to take are very disruptive to normal life.

“However, it is vital that the most vulnerable are protected, and therefore people are called upon to act in the best interests of everyone in society.”

This, I discovered, was actually a statement previously attributed to Junior Health Minister Nadine Dorries, which was printed in a local newspaper article on October 6. Word for word.

How to depreciate. What contempt, and what disrespect or disrespect that Mr Hancock clearly has for his own general practitioners, to allow such a response.

But, next to that, it also says something chilling. Faced with evidence that his Covid plan is genuinely hurtful, if not deadly, he clearly feels irrefutable and can simply continue with impunity.

To what extent should the man responsible for all of our health care be devoid of human empathy?

More cut and paste, this time from a parliamentary speech he gave on May 22. I was told that funding has been increased for mental health charities, probably in response to our concerns about suicides.

Day in and day out, I talk to patients who are anxious and depressed about job loss, grief and fear – because they were afraid to leave home through daily death bulletins, fatal predictions and horrific government ads depicting the virus as terrifying green mud covering our faces.

I've seen a huge drop in the number of people going to children's immunization clinics, and it chills my spine to think about the risk to these kids that things like measles pose, as well as less viruses and infections. common and more deadly, writes Dr. Ellie Cannon.  Pictured: Stock Image

I’ve seen a huge drop in the number of people attending children’s immunization clinics, and it chills me to think about the risk to these young people that things like measles pose, as well as less viruses and infections. common and more deadly, writes Dr. Ellie Cannon. Pictured: Stock Image

Mr Hancock’s letter claimed that ‘understandable concerns about the virus, combined with not wanting to be a burden on NHS staff, has meant that some people have not come forward for care’. So it’s the patients fault?

Absolutely not. For example, ECGs, which are essential for diagnosing heart disease, chest x-rays which can detect lung cancer, and even children’s blood tests should all be easy to offer in hospital clinics, but they have been hung in my room. London area.

In a nearby hospital, the pediatric emergency department has closed its doors due to Covid “until further notice”. If these services are not available, how can people ask for help?

Not surprisingly, they launched a slogan – a slogan they aired in April: ‘The NHS is open for business’. It just shows that the government has completely broken with reality.

Just last week, I had to explain to patients who were looking for arthritis treatment, cataract surgery, physiotherapy, and checkups for their children that they should either wait, go privately, give up or travel. much further than is practical or possible.

I will continue to do everything in my power to change this situation – but ultimately I’m just a GP.

Don’t think for a minute that I would recommend letting the virus rip. But there has to be a middle way – one in which we don’t trade a health threat for many others.

As for Mr. Hancock, well, I have nothing more to say. I’m afraid there is no cure for what is wrong with him.

I wonder under what oath politicians like him operate? What set of guiding principles?

My political contacts tell me that he is a man who wants to be loved. Perhaps that is why, although too busy to reflect on the concerns of his own GPs, he finds time to appear in countless television news programs.

So I take little comfort in knowing, when all this is done, in the inevitable public inquiry that will follow, it will undoubtedly be put out to dry.

And he will be remembered for the ruthless way he spoke and made empty statements, claiming that nothing he did could be wrong while ignoring the real health crisis this country is currently facing – one that is the fault of the government itself.

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FIVE of Mike Pence’s assistants tested positive for COVID

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Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, senior political adviser and three other staff have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports.

Chief of Staff Marc Short’s diagnosis was first reported on Saturday night by Bloomberg – the outlet that broke the news of Hope Hicks’ infection on September 29.

Short’s infection was later confirmed by Pence’s office – with the White House not breaking the news by raising eyebrows.

On Saturday evening, The New York Times reported that two people briefed on the matter said White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows had sought to prevent news of the outbreak from becoming public.

Marc Short (right) tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, while Pence (left) tested negative. File photo

Left to right: Marc Short, Mike Pence, Scott Walker and Marty Obst, Pence advisor on October 7

From left: Marc Short, Mike Pence, Scott Walker and Marty Obst, Pence advisor, October 7

Marty Obst, pictured in June with Mike Pence, has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19

Marty Obst, pictured in June with Mike Pence, has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19

“ Today Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for COVID-19, started quarantine and assisted with the contact tracing process, ” said Devin O’Malley, attach press release from Pence.

Vice President Pence and Ms Pence both tested negative for COVID-19 today and remain in good health.

“While Vice President Pence is seen as close contact with Mr. Short, in consultation with the White House medical unit, the Vice President will maintain his schedule in accordance with CDC guidelines for essential personnel.

On Saturday, Pence held two campaign rallies in Florida – one in Tallahassee and another in Jacksonville.

Short, 50, did not travel with Pence.

On Sunday, Pence will be in Kinston, NC for an evening MAGA event.

Senior policy adviser Marty Obst tested positive on Wednesday, Bloomberg reported. Two sources confirmed Obst’s test to CNN.

Obst is an outside advisor, not a government employee, and his infection has not been officially confirmed.

Obst has been working with Pence since 2016

Obst has been working with Pence since 2016

The New York Times then reported that three more people had been infected, bringing the total to five.

Pence’s speechwriter Katie Miller was infected in May.

She returned to work three weeks later.

A significant number of White House staff have fallen ill since a September 26 “ super-spreader event ” at the Rose Garden, to announce Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court.

Among those who subsequently tested positive were the President and the First Lady, their 14-year-old son Barron, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany as well as several members of his team, Trump Bill’s campaign manager. Stepien and Councilor Chris Christie.

It was not known whether Short or Obst or the other three were suffering from symptoms.

Short, who like his boss is an evangelical Christian, first worked in the White House as director of legislative affairs.

He left in the summer of 2018, but then returned to administration as Pence’s chief of staff in the spring of 2019.

He’s considered one of Pence’s most important assistants, appearing regularly on camera to defend the vice president’s positions.

Obst first worked for Pence in the spring of 2016, during his re-election campaign for governor of Indiana.

When, in July 2016, Trump appointed Pence as his running mate, Obst became his campaign manager and director of operations.

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Rapper Offset tells the story live held by cops in Beverly Hills

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Rapper Offset was arrested by police as he walked through a Trump rally in Los Angeles.

The 28-year-old checked in on Saturday afternoon by police in Beverly Hills.

In a video shared on his Instagram Live, the rapper refused to get out of his car as he was questioned by cops – one of whom had a gun in his hand.

This officer told Offset there had been a report he was “ wielding guns at people ” as he walked through the area. He responded that Trump supporters hit his car with a flag.

The rapper’s wife, Cardi B, was also spotted at the scene in videos captured by onlookers.

In a statement, the Beverly Hills Police Department told DailyMail.com that it was, in fact, Cardi B’s cousin Marcelo Almanzar who was arrested for the alleged offense.

“ Shortly after 5 p.m., Beverly Hills Police received information from a passerby of a subject who had pointed a weapon from a vehicle at him. The passer-by provided the vehicle with a license plate and the vehicle was stopped by patrol officers a short distance away. After the investigation at the scene, the passenger of the vehicle [Almanzar] has been arrested.’

Almanzar has now been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded firearm in public. He is being held on $ 35,000 bail.

It is not known whether he was trying to intimidate or antoagnose members of the pro-Trump rally. Carbi B is a prominent supporter of Joe Biden.

Rapper Offset arrested for ‘waving guns at people’ as he walked through Trump rally in Los Angeles

Video later posted by a spectator showed the musician in handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters watched

Video later posted by a spectator showed the musician in handcuffs as a crowd of Trump supporters watched

It is not known if Almanzar was traveling in the same vehicle as Offset.

During the live video of Offset, he could be heard telling the officers, ‘I’m a celebrity, do you know who I am? I am shifted from [hip-hop trio] Migos’.

He continued, “ You told me to put my hands up, I’m not doing that. There are 25,000 people [watching] on my livestream. You will be publicly prosecuted.

Another policeman then attempted to enter Offset’s car and open the door from the inside.

OIfficer is pictured talking to police after getting out of his car

OIfficer is pictured talking to police after getting out of his car

He spoke with several officers and was eventually released without charge

He spoke with several officers and was eventually released without charge

The area was roped up and a crowd formed, apparently eager to catch a glimpse of the famous rapper

The area was roped up and a crowd formed, apparently eager to catch a glimpse of the famous rapper

“You can not do this! It is not legal! the star clicked.

“I’ll chase the shit out of you.” Will you know who I am? he asked the officers.

The flow ended after the agent opened the door and offset exited.

A separate video showed him handcuffed as a crowd of Trump supporters watched.

Hundreds of Trump supporters flock to Beverly Hills to show support for president ahead of election

Hundreds of Trump supporters flock to Beverly Hills to show support for president ahead of election

Police have not confirmed whether Offset waved a gun at supporters as he drove by in his luxury vehicle

Police have not confirmed whether Offset waved a gun at supporters as he drove by in his luxury vehicle

Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, has a long rap sheet.

In 2013, he was briefly detained for violating probation he received due to previous convictions for burglary and theft.

In 2015, he was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of firearms. He was denied bail because of his previous criminal convictions.

While being held in a Georgia correctional facility, Offset was charged with battery and inciting a riot after attacking another inmate. He spent the next eight months behind bars.

In 2016, Offset was charged with driving with a suspended license. He was arrested again for possession of weapons and drugs in 2018.

Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, is the husband of Cardi B

Offset, born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrencville, Georgia, is the husband of Cardi B

Offset is the husband of Cardi B.

The couple – who married in 2017 – recently reconciled after a short separation.

Cardi also took to Instagram on Saturday night, sharing a video that showed her sitting in the back of a Rolls Royce as she drove through Beverly Hills.

The vehicle then passed the Trump rally saying, “ I don’t like it! ”

It is currently unclear whether the couple were traveling in separate vehicles at the time of Offset’s arrest.

Together, they share two-year-old daughter, Kulture.

Cardi B and Offset are pictured together at the 2019 Grammy Awards

Cardi B and Offset are pictured together at the 2019 Grammy Awards

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DAVID BLUNKETT: Democracy has been our foundation for centuries but I fear it is under threat because of Covid

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When two senior police officers were confused last week about the current foreclosure rules, I was not surprised.

The different regulations and levels across the country are bewildering, and what’s more, they change from region to region day by day.

And if senior police officers aren’t clear, so must the public.

Of course, confusion is a very serious issue when lives are at stake. Yet, by no means is it the only concern.

I smell something worse. With the government and the people having differing views on how to get Britain out of this crisis, I fear that we are witnessing the beginning of the constant disintegration of democracy itself in our country.

A man walks past a poster amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Manchester earlier this week

The collapse of a political system that has held this country high for centuries.

As the mood of the public becomes more and more restless and impatient, those values ​​that normally act as the glue of the nation lose their power to hold us together.

We are seeing evidence of a growing revolt against coronavirus lockdowns. Many people think the rules won’t work and are willing to defy the law if necessary to see their loved ones. They think it is time to ‘bring Britain back to normal’.

As The Mail on Sunday reports today, millions of people are now more worried about not being able to pay their bills than about losing a family member to the coronavirus. It is indeed very sad.

Without consensus, democracy becomes fragile.

It was the Enlightenment philosopher John Locke – who witnessed the overthrow of King James II in 1688 and the development of modern English parliamentary democracy – who said: “All power flows from the consent of the governed.”

We are seeing evidence of a growing revolt against coronavirus lockdowns, writes Lord David Blunkett

We are seeing evidence of a growing revolt against coronavirus lockdowns, writes Lord David Blunkett

In other words, democracy depends on consent. Good government is based on law, not force.

And in the current context, that means the British people agree with their government’s policy against coronaviruses.

But I don’t think it can be guaranteed. As each day passes, many of us feel that official policy is not just confusing, it is also arbitrary and futile.

I’m including the recent level 3 lockdowns in Manchester and my hometown of Sheffield in a big part of this.

The government lacks leadership.

I can understand why perfectly reasonable and law-abiding people are openly talking about defying foreclosure regulations.

We can be sure that, as distinguished former Supreme Court Justice Lord Sumption wrote in these pages last week, many people will continue to meet friends and family behind closed doors, no matter what. be the orders of the Secretary of Health, Matt Hancock.

People supposed to be in quarantine continue to go to work – often because they have to do so to pay rent or put food on the table.

There has been a reluctance to sign up for the Test and Trace system – which is understandable given that public trust was eroded last weekend when people found out the government had turned over the data obtained from application to the police to verify whether people had been told to self-isolate.

In addition, the 24-hour turnover rate for the test had fallen to 15%.

Where the laws are respected, it is often grudgingly. Face masks are worn at half mast. The rules regarding household “bubbles” are stretched to individual preferences. The anger of traders who may see their lives and livelihoods crumble is palpable.

But so does the anger of those who are determined to follow the spirit and the letter of the law, people who – often for very good reasons – feel compelled to do as they are told and to do what they are told to do. stay at home as much as possible.

They are furious that their neighbors are ignoring the restrictions and many have taken to snooping and complaining to the police.

Another sign of this collapse in civic values ​​are reports that the Covid crisis has led to a booming underground economy, as cash transactions are closed – and this, in turn, means wholesale fraud on the treasure.

And that is quite apart from industrial scale fraud perpetrated by criminals taking advantage of emergency business loans and the leave program.

Meanwhile, what should be a serious debate about finding a solution to this crisis has sunk into the mud. Serious academics clash with specialist colleagues who dare to disagree.

Is it any wonder that many of us are worried about the health of our democracy?

As each day passes, many of us feel that official policy is not just confusing, it is also arbitrary and futile.  I am including the recent level 3 lockdowns in Manchester and my hometown Sheffield (pictured) in much of this

As each day passes, many of us feel that official policy is not just confusing, it is also arbitrary and futile. I am including the recent level 3 lockdowns in Manchester and my hometown Sheffield (pictured) in much of this

How did we get into such a dangerous situation?

The first answer is confusing. Government policy has been confusing – and therefore people are confused.

For example, walkers from the Peak District National Park to Sheffield can, in a few strides, go from almost total freedom to the tyranny of a level 3 lockdown.

We are subject to an equally bizarre patchwork of competing regulations across the country.

During the summer, we were emphatically told that there was no evidence that face masks help us protect ourselves. We are now told that they are essential in shops and in public transport.

“Eat Out to Help Out” then turned into lockdown to save lives.

No more David Blunkett, former Labor Home Secretary for the Sunday Mail …

And even in areas where infections are stagnating or declining, there is no end in sight.

At the heart of the government’s failure is its refusal to take much broader advice, to recognize its mistakes and to empower those at the local level to use the new treatments available.

Nightingale centers should be open now, not left on hold.

Test and Trace should be taken out of the hands of Serco and other central vendors and operated locally, providing clear, straightforward numbers that would allow people to judge their own risk and behave accordingly.

Above all, we need messages of hope. Good news is desperate for people and there is a lot to be had.

We know so much more about Covid-19 than just six months ago.

It is clear that the virus is a significant problem for a small minority of people, and that increasingly we know who needs protection.

Without good news, there can be no true union. Yet even now the Prime Minister and his advisers seem determined to continue using the fear factor.

We need the honesty, clarity and courage of our government. We need real leadership.

Without it, we can hope for nothing beyond the growing confusion, growing misery and loss of confidence in our very precious democratic system.

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