Pubs to stop selling alcohol in Wales as part of new coronavirus restrictions

Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes in Wales will be forced to stop selling alcohol and to shut by 6pm in a new round of restrictions that begin on Friday night ahead of Christmas, first minister Mark Drakeford has said.The new regulations that come into force from 6pm on 4 December will also see cinemas, bowling alleys and other indoor entertainment venues forced to shut their doors until they are reviewed on 17 December.The announcement comes just three weeks after the end of Wales’s 17-day firebreak lockdown and amid another rise in coronavirus cases particularly among under-25s in 17 of the country’s 22 local authorities. (PA Graphics)On Monday, Drakeford…

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Which part of liberty, equality, and fraternity is giving Muslim kids identification numbers?

French president Emmanuel Macron has introduced a new regressive bill which further monitors Muslims. A number of terror attacks in France over the past month is the latest excuse for France’s storied history of Islamophobic policies. Muslim leaders Macron asked the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) to accept a charter of “republican values” over the next 15 days. The BBC reported that the bill includes the following measures: Restrictions on home-schooling and harsher punishments for those who intimidate public officials on religious grounds Giving children an identification number under the law that would be used to ensure they are attending school. Parents who break the law…

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Which part of liberty, equality, and fraternity is surveilling Muslims?

Correction: the original headline and article published on 21st November 2020 falsely implied that only Muslim children in France were to be given ID numbers under a new bill. The headline and article were corrected on the 23rd November 2020 to reflect the fact that most children in France already have ID numbers but that under the new proposal this will be extended to children who don’t attend state schools. French president Emmanuel Macron has introduced a new regressive bill which further monitors Muslims. A number of terror attacks in France over the past month is the latest excuse for France’s storied history of Islamophobic policies. ID cards…

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Is Republican Attack on Social Media Giants Part of an Effort to Invalidate Election Results?

Lawmakers grilled the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter just days before Election Day on how they moderate hate speech, extremist content and election disinformation, including tweets from President Trump. Republicans have long accused Big Tech platforms of censoring conservative views, but tech policy expert Ramesh Srinivasan says the argument is shaped around talking points that are aimed at invalidating election results. “What we see coming from the Republicans is this argument that lacks any evidence, frankly, that there are systematic biases in terms of censorship, as well as algorithmic biases that skew against conservative talking points,” says Srinivasan, a professor at UCLA, where he also directs…

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Is Republican Attack on Social Media Giants Part of an Effort to Invalidate Election Results?

Lawmakers grilled the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter just days before Election Day on how they moderate hate speech, extremist content and election disinformation, including tweets from President Trump. Republicans have long accused Big Tech platforms of censoring conservative views, but tech policy expert Ramesh Srinivasan says the argument is shaped around talking points that are aimed at invalidating election results. “What we see coming from the Republicans is this argument that lacks any evidence, frankly, that there are systematic biases in terms of censorship, as well as algorithmic biases that skew against conservative talking points,” says Srinivasan, a professor at UCLA, where he also directs…

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WATCH LIVE: Mike Pence and Kamala Harris take part in Vice Presidential Debate in Salt Lake City

DEMOCRATIC Senator Kamala Harris and US Vice President Mike Pence are taking part in a vice presidential debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, October 7.The debate is taking place one week after the first presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump.Donald Trump was since admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday and spent three nights at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre before returning to the White House.The 90-minute debate is moderated by USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page and will be divided into nine segments of 10 minutes each.The Commission…

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