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23/09/20
« on: Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 @ 00:32:13 »
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Covid rules: What are the new coronavirus restrictions?

What are the latest changes in England?

Boris Johnson said the new measures would probably stay in place for the next six months.

*   Pubs, bars and restaurants to close at 22:00 BST
*   They will also be restricted to table service only
*   People should work from home wherever possible
*   Face masks compulsory for bar staff and non-seated customers, shop workers and waiters
*   Limit on guests at weddings reduced from 30 to 15
*   Plans to allow fans to return to sporting events paused
*   "Rule of six" now applies to indoor team sports
*   Fines for not wearing masks or following rules increased to £200 for first offence
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52530518

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Re: 23/09/20
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 @ 08:17:31 »
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Government defeated in Lords over post-Brexit food standards
Amendment means products imported under future trade deals must meet domestic standards

The government has been heavily defeated in the Lords over a cross-party move to guarantee high food standards post-Brexit.

Peers backed by a majority of 95 a change to the Agriculture Bill aimed at blocking the import of foodstuffs produced abroad at lower animal welfare standards.

Voting was 307 to 212 for an amendment requiring food products imported under future trade deals to meet or exceed domestic standards, to prevent UK farmers being undermined.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-food-standards-house-lords-government-deal-b537450.html

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Re: 23/09/20
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 @ 12:32:18 »
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Coronavirus rules: What can you actually be fined for?
Fines will initially start at £1,000 rising to £10,000 for repeat offenders
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-coronavirus-rules-fines-self-isolation-face-masks-large-gatherings-b511162.html

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Re: 23/09/20
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 @ 13:06:37 »
Firefox 81 was released late yesterday, should auto-update for most users.

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Re: 23/09/20
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 @ 13:53:50 »
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Greek Authorities Warn Another Lockdown May be Inevitable

Dr. Nikos Sypsas,a medical professor at the University of Athens, told interviewers on Greece’s television channel ANT1 on Tuesday that new lockdowns, much like the 10-week long regime that was imposed on the country in the Spring, may once again become a fixture of Greek life.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/09/22/greek-authorities-warn-another-lockdown-may-be-inevitable/

Reads like a general warning rather than anything imminent  :hmm:

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Re: 23/09/20
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 @ 13:58:21 »
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Eiffel Tower evacuated, police swarm the area after bomb threat

The Eiffel Tower has been evacuated and the area sealed off by armed police after an anonymous bomb threat was phoned in. Investigations are underway to determine whether the threat is legitimate.
https://www.rt.com/news/501471-eiffel-tower-evacuated-bomb-threat/

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Re: 23/09/20
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 @ 21:47:57 »
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Taxman finds undeclared money abroad

The exchange of information about incomes that Greek residents have in European Union member-states or in third countries appears to be bearing fruit, with the emergence of the undeclared revenues of 100,000 taxpayers.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/257282/article/ekathimerini/business/taxman-finds-undeclared-money-abroad

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Re: 23/09/20
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 @ 21:54:41 »
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Brexit: Lorry drivers will need a permit to enter Kent after transition period

Truck drivers will need a permit to enter Kent after the Brexit transition period ends, the government has said.

The announcement comes after a letter from cabinet minister Michael Gove warned that queues 7,000-trucks-long could clog up roads around the port of Dover and Channel Tunnel.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54260470

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Re: 23/09/20
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 @ 21:56:44 »
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'Tiny wind turbine' can collect energy from a walker's swinging arm
Researchers say device can generate sustainable power from gentle breeze
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/tiny-wind-turbine-can-collect-energy-from-a-walkers-swinging-arm