Lloyd’s calls time on drink and drugs

Lloyd’s is made up of thousands more people and independent operators. The organisation says there are about 40,000 pass holders who have access to the building. Now, anyone deemed under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be barred from the building. Security guards will have the right to confiscate passes of anyone breaching the new rule. The on-site bar will become a coffee shop. A hotline is being set up to expose bad behaviour. Anyone found responsible for sexual harassment risks being banned for life. Lunchtime pints But not everyone sees this as the answer. “The problem has been exaggerated and the response is unnecessary,” says a smoker loitering not too far from Lloyd’s landmark building. Tom wouldn’t give …

Police set up secret cameras to try and catch a mountain lion and then everything got surreal.

On March 29, young mountain lions attacked a 7-year-old boy in Canada, but they were fought off by the boy’s mother. This came on the heels of encounters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Palestine, Texas, and Santa Barbara, California. The recent encounters in the news aren’t a fluke, but actually the sign of something good. Since the ‘60s, conservation efforts have helped replenish the mountain lion population in North America, so they’re becoming more visible to humans. Then two alien gorillas joined each other in what appears to be a loving embrace. My god, let’s hope they don’t mate. Gardner Police Department / Facebook The Gardner Police Department released the bizarre photos and now it looks like the mountain lion was …

Beyonc’s New Film Homecoming Is Headed to Netflix

Happy Monday, once again, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's roundup off the biggest pop culture news. What's shakin'? Well, for one, Beyoncé made a film for Netflix. Also, there’s another Walking Dead spinoff on the way, and the Cowboy Bebop series is staffing up. Giddyup! Beyoncé Is Coming to Netflix Over the weekend, via a very cryptic tweet, Netflix announced that Beyoncé's now-iconic Coachella performance would be coming to the streaming service on April 17. The tweet didn't include any footage or any further details, but a trailer that dropped today promises the special, called Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, will be "interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her …

Governments are rushing to regulate the internet. Users could end up paying the price

(CNN)In early 1996, John Perry Barlow — founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and one-time member of the Grateful Dead — declared the internet to be independent of national governments. Today, Silicon Valley is facing the backlash. Amid widespread concerns over fake news, influence campaigns, cybersecurity and the sharing of violent and extremist content, more and more countries are pushing to rein in big tech. 2019: The year Chinese internet censorship goes into overdrive Free speech concerns Few people would deny that there are major issues with the internet, and that government action is required to fix them. “While the web has created opportunity, given marginalized groups a voice and made our daily lives easier, it has also created opportunity …

Who might replace Darcey on Strictly?

A professional Latin American dancer, Oti joined Strictly in 2015 as dance partner to Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo. Image copyright Getty Images The former Pussycat Doll joined last year’s Strictly line-up as a contestant after two years as a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. She trained in ballet, tap, modern and lyrical dance, and her often flawless performances led some viewers to claim her experience gave her an unfair advantage. But that training as well as her experience in showbusiness and as a TV judge could all count in the 36-year-old’s favour when Strictly producers fill Dame Darcey’s seat. Alfonso Ribeiro Image copyright EPA Another Pussycat Doll, Nicole won Dancing with the Stars, the US version of Strictly, in …

When Black Horror Consumes Us

Black horror is having a moment. All of a sudden the genre feels alive, feral, infinite. How delicious it tastes, too. Like Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man biting into that ambrosial yam, savoring something like self-release, the genre has gone sweet and hot, enriched as anything we’ve witnessed, a divinely wicked nectar, a sustenance of arrant want. But even with all this chatter about black horror’s Hollywood renaissance, and how Hitchcock heir apparent Jordan Peele has masterminded a movement toward the macabre—with Get Out, Us, The Twilight Zone, and upcoming projects that include a Candyman remake—one point gets lost: Donald Glover got here first. When I consider What Black Horror Means Today, with the thick of the present around me and …

Oprah Winfrey To Donate $2 Million To Puerto Rico For Disaster Relief

Oprah Winfrey plans to donate $2 million to disaster relief in The media mogul’s donation was Hispanic Federation and the Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family. His parents were born in Puerto Rico and he frequently visited his grandparents there. Winfrey said she was inspired to donate after attending “I was so moved by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s commitment to bring ‘Hamilton’ to Puerto Rico and support the community that served him growing up that I wanted to join in the revitalization efforts of an island so rich in culture, beauty and heritage,” Winfrey  Close to Hurricane Maria struck in 2017, just weeks after Despite these hardships, President Donald Trump has continuously bashed Puerto Rico for seeking resources to recover from the hurricanes. Trump has …

America should be clamoring to take in refugees, and not just for humanitarian reasons.

There are currently more refugees in the world than at any time in history—and half of them are children. As of the end of 2017, there were a record 68.5 million displaced people in the world. Of those, 25.4 million are refugees—the highest number the world has ever seen according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Refugees are not merely migrants looking for a better life. The U.N. defines a refugee as “someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence” and “has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.” Refugees are distinct from asylum seekers as well, in …

Someone Collects Pics Of Preachers Wearing Expensive Designer Items To Show The Other Side Of Church

study has shown. However, would this number decrease if they knew their pastors wore sneakers that are worth thousands of dollars? A 29-year-old man name Tyler has set out to find an answer to this question. Tyler has created an Instagram account called Ron Carpenter “I’ve been really into buying and reselling sneakers for the past few years,” Tyler Image credits: John Gray Image credits: Carl Lentz preachersnsneakers He has had hundreds of pastors and people in ministry message him ‘Thank you, keep doing what you’re doing. It’s prompting a discussion around what leadership and stewardship look like within the church.’”I also have this whole other component of the secular, questioning or atheist community that are messaging me like, ‘Dude, this …

Doctors call for drug supply clarity

“Stockpiling is just one part of our multi-layered approach to minimise any supply disruption, which includes alternative transport routes,” a spokesman said. “We are confident that, if everyone does what they need to do, the supply of medicines should be uninterrupted in the event of a no deal.” The BMA, which represents doctors across the UK, said it was vital for patient safety that medics were informed about which drugs were being stockpiled and which might be affected by a no-deal Brexit. “Only if there is clarity on the availability of medicines can GPs, consultants, pharmacists, nurses and health care professionals plan and deliver effective patient care,” said Dr Andrew Green, the BMA’s GP committee clinical and prescribing lead. “If …

UK plans social media and internet watchdog

The paper suggests: establishing an independent regulator that can write a “code of practice” for social networks and internet companies giving the regulator enforcement powers including the ability to fine companies that break the rules considering additional enforcement powers such as the ability to fine company executives and force internet service providers to block sites that break the rules Outlining the proposals, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said: “The era of self-regulation for online companies is over. “Voluntary actions from industry to tackle online harms have not been applied consistently or gone far enough.” Discussing potential penalties on BBC Breakfast, he said: “If you look at the fines available to the Information Commissioner around the GDPR rules, that could be up …

This artist is fighting back against selfie culture by ‘dying’ at the worlds most popular landmarks.

via Instagram Remember 15 years ago when taking a photo of yourself seemed like the height of narcissism? Nowadays, when people visit a landmark or beautiful landscape, they don’t take a photo to document its beauty; instead, they stand in front of it and make themselves the subject of the picture. Then they post the photo on social media and the underlying message is: “Look at me standing at this location.” Artist Stephanie Leigh Rose is fighting back against selfie culture with an Instagram page called STEFDIES. It’s a performance art piece where Rose plays dead at historical sites and landmarks and captures people’s reactions. One of her main goals with the project is to call out how people stage …

Grantchester’s Emma Corrin to play Princess Diana in The Crown

Grantchester actor says she will strive to do justice to Diana in season four of Netflix show The Grantchester actor Emma Corrin has been cast as Diana, Princess of Wales in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed series Olivia Colman who replaces Princess Margaret. The series creator Morgan said: Emma is a brilliant talent who immediately captivated us all when she came in for the part of Diana Spencer. As well as having the innocence and beauty of a young Diana, she also has, in abundance, the range and complexity to portray an extraordinary woman who went from anonymous teenager to becoming the most iconic woman of her generation. The second series of The Crown took five Emmy awards, …

While You Were Offline: Mueller Report or Bust

Welcome back! Did you miss us? More importantly, do you feel like you missed some news last week? It's highly likely that you did—it was a doozy. Not only did President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen mysteriously find new documents further implicating the president in wrongdoing, news reports outed Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner as someone whom officials thought shouldn't be given security clearance. On top of that, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange came under new threat of being expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy he's called home for quite some time. Perhaps we should consider this a week of old favorites reappearing in the news? After all, it was also a week where Brexit continued to flounder towards disaster, …

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‘Ban painful headlocks in child prisons’

Compliance The Ministry of Justice commissioned Charlie Taylor, chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, to carry out a review of restraint. This came after a children’s rights group, Article 39, lodged an application at the High Court for a judicial review of the practice. That action has been stayed pending the outcome of the report. Article 39 director Carolyne Willow said: “Mandating adults in positions of authority to deliberately hurt children, and running training courses that show exactly how to inflict severe pain, is institutionalised child abuse. There is no other way to describe it. “These techniques should have been completely withdrawn after the terrible death of Adam Rickwood.” Adam Rickwood took his own life in …