Boris warning: Keir Starmer storms to first-ever lead over Tories as voters back Labour | Politics | News

The Labour Party has secured a three-point lead over the Tories, according to a new poll. This puts Sir Keir Starmer ahead of Boris Johnson for the first time. The survey also found voters believe the Labour leader is ready to be prime minister.The survey, by Opinium for The Observer newspaper, put Labour on 42 percent, with the Tories on 39 percent.It is the first time Labour has been ahead of...

Trump poised to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg’s seat

One source, a senior Republican official, said the president indicated earlier this week he’d decided on Barrett. Another source said that Trump has still indicated some "flexibility" even though Barrett is the favorite, suggesting it was possible the president might change his mind. The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking to hold confirmation hearings the week of October 12. Senate...

Putin calls for reset in cyber ties with U.S., no election meddling

TipRanks3 “Strong Buy” Healthcare Stocks Under $5 With Triple-Digit Growth ProspectsFor those that thought the extreme market volatility was behind us, think again. This month, another burst of volatility was brought on by concerns about the U.S. economic recovery, hefty valuations, and a second wave of COVID-19. While challenging at times, Wall Street pros believe the healthcare space is...

First the ‘she-cession’, now this: StatCan says workplace automation may disproportionately harm women

OTTAWA -- Women are more likely than men to face a risk of their jobs being affected by automation, a Statistics Canada study says. "The COVID-19 pandemic may accelerate the implementation of new technology, as firms might look to make the production and delivery of goods and the provision of services more resilient in the future," said the report released Thursday. It was based on a 2016...

MTA workers had hidden ‘man cave’ below Grand Central tracks

Three MTA tradesmen allegedly boozed, napped and watched TV inside a secret “man cave” built below the tracks at Grand Central Terminal, according to the MTA’s internal watchdog. Investigators discovered the lounge — complete with futon, flat-screen, microwave and refrigerator — behind a sheetrock wall in an unused locksmith shop below Track 114, in the station’s lower level,...

Transfer news LIVE! Skriniar to Tottenham update, Mendy to Chelsea done, Suarez deal, Arsenal bid for Aouar

Welcome back to the Evening Standard's live rolling coverage of the summer transfer window. Tottenham have signed Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, along with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty. Champions Liverpool have signed £25m Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich, while Diogo Jota has also joined from Wolves. Arsenal have secured Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's...

The Paradox Of Being A Volunteer In A COVID-19 Vaccine Trial : Shots

Researchers in Miami hold syringes containing either a placebo or the candidate COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna. Their work is part of a phase three clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Taimy Alvarez/AP hide caption toggle caption Taimy Alvarez/AP Researchers in Miami hold syringes containing either a placebo or the candidate COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna. Their work is...

Norfolk Shipyard CO Is 4th Navy Leader to Be Fired in a Month

The captain who oversaw the Navy's largest and oldest industrial facility has been removed from his job.Capt. Kai Torkelson, who led the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, was relieved of command Monday by Vice Adm. Bill Galinis, the head of Naval Sea Systems Command. Galinis lost confidence in Torkelson's ability to command, according to a Navy news release announcing the...

Helping Make Education a Reality for the 75 million Children in Conflict Zones — Global Issues

According to the United Nations, school closures resulting from the pandemic have affected 1.6 billion learners across more than 190 countries. It is estimated that some 23.8 million more children would drop out of school and an additional 5.6 million child marriages can be expected because of the coronavirus pandemic. Education Cannot Wait has appealed for more funding to provide an education...

Raptors leader Kyle Lowry has a lot of miles left — but he might not retire here

The Raptors are facing an off-season like no other. They have a handful of free agents to decide on, an uncertain NBA financial picture and a first-round pick in the Nov. 18 draft. This is the second in a six-part series looking at the decisions and options that lie ahead:There is no player more central to the sustained success the Raptors have had for more than half a decade than Kyle Lowry.He...