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Greater London warns of rise in violence as cost of living crisis deepens | London

London's mayor has warned of a rise in shootings and stabbings amid concerns that the increasing cost of living could lead to more violence and make it easier for gangs to lure vulnerable young people.Sadiq Khan said millions of pounds more were being put into schemes to turn people away from violence. The Labor mayor has been criticized by some for his record on crime.Khan said more than half of shootings in London and nearly a quarter of homicides were believed to be linked to gangs. Gang exit schemes are being boosted by £2m.The mayor said: “I am concerned about a potential increase in violence this summer as the cost of living crisis deepens and threatens to reverse the progress we have made in tackling violent crime. Violence, like poverty, is not inevitable and the government m...
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These are the best vivo phones by price range

In this article, ComputerHoy could receive a commission for your purchases. More information. If you want to buy a vivo brand mobile, you have to know these models: the best vivo smartphones differentiated by price range for all budgets. If you are looking for a new mobile and have come across the vivo brand, you should know that it is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, with a huge presence in Asia. vivo is actually a sister brand of well-known ones like OnePlus or realme. In Spain they are becoming increasingly relevant, thanks to phones like the vivo X80 Pro, one of the best photographic phones of the moment.We have chosen the ones that are currently the best vivo mobiles and that are available in Spain. But to make it easier for you, we have ...
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Drought in Europe: ready for a future with less water?

High temperatures, extreme heat waves and lack of precipitation. This is the description of the summer of 2022 in Spain and also in the Old Continent. "Half of the continent has drought warnings and alerts," highlights the European Drought Observatory. Specifically, 47% of the territory is in danger of drought and 17% in serious alert. "When there are high temperatures, the drought gets worse," says Alberto Garrido, director of the Botín Foundation's Water Observatory. "What we see this summer is a compound event, when two or more climate risks occur simultaneously or sequentially, in this case, hydrological drought and heat waves," says Dominic Royé, climatologist and professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela. The lack of rainfall in some parts of the Old Continent has ...
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The home help service is restored in Plasencia with 350 users

Flor Conejero, Councilor for Social Affairs. / TODAYMore than fifty attendees joined their position last week after two months with the service paralyzed Plasencia City Council has restored the home help system after a two-month hiatus. Last week, a total of 54 full-time assistants joined their positions, supporting a service that covers 350 users. Flor Conejero, the Councilor for Social Services, added that there are still 4 or 5 people to join the position, so she expects it to reach 400 Placentinos in the coming days. Their work ranges from help with mobility and displacement to feeding and hygiene of users, among other daily activities. The beneficiaries of this system are dependent people with acute processes that affect both their mobility and their autonomy. Some of them, d...
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Wall Street analysts bet on another commodity rally before year-end

Traders, brokers and clerks on the trading floor of the open outcry pit at the London Metal Exchange in London, UK, on ​​Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.Chris J Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesCommodities have broadly pulled back from their recent peaks, but Wall Street analysts say the fundamentals are pointing to another rally by year-end.As of Friday, the UBS CMCI (Constant Maturity Commodity Index) had fallen by around 11% from its peak in early June, while performance in July was flat, but was still up 16% year-to-date.In a research note Friday, UBS Global Wealth Management strategists said the supply-side constraints that underpinned the surge in commodity prices in the first half of the year had taken a backseat to the deteriorating outlook for global economic growth, a strengthening...
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Trump bashes Liz Cheney, his number 1 enemy within the Republican party, and cements his power

liz cheneyone of the few figures with weight in the Republican party who has openly confronted Donald Trump, has lost this Tuesday with forcefulness the Republican primary for his Wyoming seat in the House of Representatives.The result was expected, after the winner, Harriet Hageman, will have an abundant advantage in the polls. But it is still symbolic of Trump's dominance in the Republican party: Cheney was his number one enemy, a persistent critic of his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential elections and one of the great promoters of the House committee. investigating Trump's role in those efforts, which culminated in the tragic assault on Capitol Hill. With close to 80% of the vote counted, Hageman had almost 65% of the vote, compared to just 31% for Cheney,...
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D.C. United’s resistance wanes after Steven Birnbaum’s red card in loss to LAFC

Placeholder while article actions loadLOS ANGELES — If the mission Tuesday was not difficult enough — MLS’s worst traveling across the continent to play MLS’s best with two days’ preparation — D.C. United’s task grew infinitely greater when it lost captain Steven Birnbaum to a red card early in the second half.To that point, United had acquitted itself as well as could be expected from a last-place team still adjusting to new players, dousing high-charged Los Angeles FC and creating the better scoring chances.But shortly after Birnbaum marched to the locker room, United’s noble resistance cracked. Five minutes after entering the match, Mahala Opoku shattered the deadlock in the 67th minute as LAFC claimed a 1-0 victory, extending its winning streak to seven and lengthening D.C.'s scorel...
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You Know We Belong Together: the show taking Home and Away into deeper waters | edinburgh festival 2022

JJulia Hales didn't know she had Down's syndrome until she was 21. “My mum and dad sat me down and told me that I was quite special to other people,” remembers the 42-year-old actor. “I said, 'Oh, OK.' But I was really angry at first. I didn't want to look like a person with Down's syndrome. It took me a long time – but I have accepted it and I'm celebrating it now.”All her life, her parents had “mainstreamed” their daughter, sending her to the same school as her three siblings and encouraging a fierce independence in her. She'd always thought she was just like the rest of the family, so finding out that her physical appearance was related to a condition that only she had was a shock. Her father – lovingly, gently – told her that, if she really wanted, there were plastic surgery p...
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Welcome to the freeport, where turbocapitalism tramples over British democracy | George Monbiot

Ddemocracy is the problem that capital is always striving to solve. To maintain its rates of profit, it seeks to drive down the taxes it must pay and annul the regulations that defend the living world, workers and consumers. This tends to be unpopular. Governments that allow beautiful places to be trashed, workers' lives to be endangered and consumers to be conned might find themselves voted out of office. So fixes need to be found.Political funding often does the job: research from the US shows how, generally, the party that attracts the most money wins. Distraction works pretty well, especially when it takes the form of culture wars. The billionaire press does a sterling job at misrepresenting our choices – to favor the very rich. But you can never be too careful. It's safer, ...
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Belfast hustings offers Truss and Sunak little to gain and lots to lose | conservative leadership

The mere fact that a Tory leadership hustings is taking place in Northern Ireland at all is enough to raise eyebrows among Conservative party members elsewhere, looking across the Irish Sea at a local party believed to number just a few hundred.But few are likely to begrudge a moment in the sun for the Northern Irish Conservatives, who have long faced an uphill struggle. A Stormont candidate in 2017 got just 27 first preference votes, languishing last behind a Christian activist who wanted to criminalize adultery.For Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, however, their appearance in Belfast is fraught with risk, party observers and insiders agree, with the potential for any number of banana skins to slip on – from being quizzed on the Northern Ireland protocol and the government's Troubles” legac...