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LGBT asylum seekers’ claims routinely rejected in Europe and UK

People seeking asylum in the UK and Europe on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity are routinely seeing their claims rejected because of a widespread “culture of disbelief” and an “impossible burden of proof”, researchers have said. Calling for a major overhaul of the way asylum systems treat LGBT+ claimants, the team from […]

Sport

PHT Morning Skate: Safety inside the NHL bubbles; impact of no home ice

• In case you missed it: The NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative four-year CBA extension. Now we wait for the agreement to be ratified by the NHL’s Board of Governors, the NHLPA’s Executive Board, and then the full union membership. [PHT] • On safety inside the NHL’s bubbles. [National Post] • Examining how […]

Lifestyle

Iodine exposure in the NICU may lead to decrease in thyroid function, study suggests

Exposure to iodine used for medical procedures in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may increase an infant’s risk for congenital hypothyroidism (loss of thyroid function), suggests a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The authors found that infants diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism following a NICU stay had higher […]

Business

Airbus first-half deliveries hit 16-year low despite June bounce

Airbus (AIR.PA) deliveries rose 50% in June compared with May and reached their highest level since the coronavirus crisis spread to Europe in March, but the accelerating recovery failed to prevent first-half deliveries from sliding to a 16-year low. Figures released by the European planemaker late on Wednesday underscored a collapse in aerospace industry fortunes […]

Technology

Get a cut-price gaming laptop, desktop or monitor in Dell’s premier event sale

Dell is currently running of their semi-annual sales, which includes 14 per cent off a wide range of laptops, desktops and monitors. Dell and its subsidiary Alienware make some of the best PC hardware in the business, so it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a new work or gaming machine, or fancy […]

News

Palace letters: Queen’s secret correspondence surrounding Gough Whitlam’s dismissal to be released on 14 July

Previously secret correspondence between the Queen and former Australian governor general Sir John Kerr surrounding the dismissal of Gough Whitlam will be released in full on Tuesday morning, Australia’s national archives has confirmed. The decision will guarantee the public will be able to access the entirety of the so-called palace letters, a series of more […]

Sport

Blackhawks say team name honors namesake who inspired

The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations. ”The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native […]

Lifestyle

Soy and wheat proteins helpful for building aging muscles, but not as potent as animal protein

On a gram for gram basis, animal proteins are more effective than plant proteins in supporting the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass with advancing age, shows research presented this week at The Physiological Society’s virtual early career conference Future Physiology 2020. The number of vegans in the UK has quadrupled since 2006, meaning that there […]

Business

TikTok’s ad launch faces challenges from U.S. ban threat, hoaxes

TikTok’s launch on Wednesday of a new platform to court small business advertisers is fraught with challenges, especially after the Trump administration’s threat this week to impose a ban on China-based social media apps. The new self-service ad platform, which lets companies purchase ads without needing to speak with a sales team, is key to […]

Technology

Supermassive drops 8-minute gameplay trailer of Dark Pictures’ Little Hope

Little Hope, the second game in Supermassive’s Dark Pictures Anthology, now has a new release date of 30th October. This new slice of choice-based horror storytelling moves the action to the era of the Salem Witch Trials in New England, along with sections set in the present day. Until Dawn developer, Supermassive Games, has released […]