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New trailers: Cherry, Clarice, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, and more

I’m getting to the point where there’s so much to stream that I don’t know what to watch first, old shows I want to catch up on, or new shows/movies so I can keep up with all the references on Twitter. But! I am filled with hope for the coming weeks, as there are a slew of interesting-looking trailers for movies I have been waiting to see.

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

I sort of wish this movie had been named “Strange Fruit” after Holiday’s 1939 song that drew the ire of the FBI, but guessing a lot of people don’t know about this part of Holiday’s life. The great jazz singer who struggled with drug addiction saw the government wreck her career using an undercover sting operation, all over a controversial song. Really looking forward to watching this. Directed by Lee Daniels, The United States vs. Billie Holiday stars Andra Day, and premieres February 26th on Hulu.

Clarice

Do we really need another show about a brilliant but troubled detective/agent who pursues terrible serial killers and solves graphic murders (usually of women)? Apparently CBS thinks we do, because it’s giving us Clarice, a series about the rookie FBI agent from The Silence of the Lambs that “takes a deep dive into her untold personal story.” See, she has to hunt serial killers and deal with the Washington DC bureaucracy! Most of this trailer shows people in authority being rude and/or dismissive to Clarice, which doesn’t really track; for example, the dick bureaucrat who tells her “we do evidence, not at the full moon” obviously never saw the movie. If you can’t get enough of moody procedural crime drama, Clarice hits CBS and CBS All Access February 11th. I’ll check out the pilot, but if they keep up with this spooky version of the song “Country Roads” we hear in the trailer, I might not last long.

Breaking News in Yuba County

Allison Janney stars in this dark comedy/mystery about a woman who says her husband has been kidnapped, and enjoys the sudden celebrity that goes along with the news. Of course, things are not quite as they seem! The all-star cast includes Mila Kunis, Awkwafina, Juliette Lewis, Jimmi Simpson, Wanda Sykes, Ellen Barkin, Samira Wiley, and Matthew Modine. Breaking News in Yuba County is directed by Tate Taylor and lands in select theaters February 12th.

Cherry

Glad that they fixed the weird first poster for this movie, which stars Tom Holland as a veteran with PTSD who is addicted to opioids and robs banks to support his habit. It’s a little tough to reconcile Holland’s baby face with the movie’s dark plot, but there is much buzz about this flick, and about Holland’s performance. Based on a novel by Nico Walker, Cherry is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and hits theaters Feburary 26th and Apple TV Plus on March 12th.

Judas and The Black Messiah

This is the second trailer for this highly anticipated movie about the life and assassination of Black Panther party leader Fred Hampton, starring Daniel Kaluuya as Hampton, and LaKeith Stanfield as William O’Neal, the FBI informant who betrayed him. Judas and The Black Messiah debuts on HBO Max and in theaters February 12th.

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Canada

“We dropped the ball during the holiday season”

The record-breaking COVID-19 death toll on Saturday with 3,127 new infections and 41 deaths is a clear demonstration “that we dropped the ball this holiday season.”

• Read also: COVID-19: Quebec has 3,127 additional cases and 41 new deaths

• Read also: All developments in the COVID-19 pandemic

At least that’s the opinion of Dr François Marquis, head of the intensive care unit at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, has been on the front lines of the pandemic since the start of the health crisis more than 10 months ago.

“There we pay for. Every time you see a number it is really someone who is sick, someone who is dying, someone whose family is in pain, it is guilt in the family for having had babies secret gatherings is denial. There is a lot of human suffering behind these figures, “says the intensivist, who witnesses the devastation caused by the disease on a daily basis.

He considers that citizens must redouble their efforts, despite everything that has been done so far. The curfew that begins tonight may help, he thinks.

“When we say that the health care system is on the verge of breaking point, it is not a figure of speech, it is a reality. This is very abstract for most people who have never had a problem. We may not have enough health care for the daily needs of our population, this is unheard of in Quebec. Believe me, we are not far from being there, “he assures us.

If the curfew strategy does not work, it will be necessary to do advanced triage, ie choose which of the patients will be treated first.

“It will have an impact on the social fabric for years to come if we go there. It’s not too late, we can manage to avoid it. “

He deplores the fact that people who must be in quarantine still refuse to speak to public health and are in hiding so as not to get caught.

“We don’t have time to do this anymore. What is essential is that everyone participates. We have to prevent secondary infections, we have to prevent outbreaks. These are the outbreaks that will break the network. ”

“Planet of unicorns”

Contrary to false information circulating on social media about the state of emergencies, Dr Marquis assures us that they are saturated.

“They live on the planet of unicorns,” they say, speaking of individuals who do not believe that the network is overloaded. What you have to understand is that what no longer happens in emergencies is all that can wait. Certainly someone who had an ingrown toenail and went to the ER for it before, even if it’s inappropriate, they don’t come anymore because they are too scared. The emergencies remain full. There are people who stay several days in the emergency room because there is no room to put them upstairs. If you walk into the intensive care unit and see empty beds, you have to know that they are empty because there is no one to take care of them.[…] When we see 100 stretchers in the emergency room and five empty ones, we cannot say that things are going very very well, ”he explains.

The Dr François Marquis has also received the vaccine against COVID-19. He says he is in great shape and invites everyone who has the opportunity to be vaccinated.

“Don’t be afraid of the vaccine, it works,” he concludes.

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Influencers and Love Island stars ‘are inundated with abuse’ for going on holiday

Influencers including Love Island stars have been ‘inundated with abuse’ for going on holiday during the coronavirus pandemic – as Britons scramble to get home before the UK’s new testing regime begins. 

Downing Street yesterday confirmed that all international arrivals to England, including UK citizens, will now be required to present a negative Covid-19 test 72 hours before their departure. 

However, scientists have warned that cases of the virus could be missed at the border if the Government allows travellers to choose ‘less accurate’ lateral flow tests to prove they are Covid-free. 

The new rule, which will come into force ‘next Wednesday or Thursday’, means around 100,000 Britons who are currently abroad will need to find Covid tests overseas before returning home.

Pictured: Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury in Dubai last month, there is no suggestion they are the reality stars referenced as receiving ‘death threats’

Influencers including Love Island stars have been 'inundated with abuse' for going on holiday during the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: Maura Higgins seen in Dubai in December

Influencers including Love Island stars have been ‘inundated with abuse’ for going on holiday during the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: Maura Higgins seen in Dubai in December

Those who do not won’t be permitted to travel, or will face a £500 fine on arrival. It is unclear whether those who arrive without a test will then forced into quarantine. 

Celebrities have been heavily criticised on social media for travelling over the festive period, with one agent claiming an unidentified star received ‘death threats in [their] direct messages’ following a recent trip to Dubai.

‘It’s been relentless,’ they told the Mirror. ‘We warned them not to travel abroad while a lot of the nation is under severe restrictions as it’s a terrible look, but they ignored it.’  

Pictured: Love Island star Laura Anderson is among those who travelled to Dubai in December

Pictured: Love Island star Laura Anderson is among those who travelled to Dubai in December

Pictured: Love Island star Kady McDermott in Dubai on Friday, ahead of the change in rules

Pictured: Love Island star Kady McDermott in Dubai on Friday, ahead of the change in rules

DUBAI: The celebrities who have visited the UAE during Covid crisis 

LOVE ISLAND  

Georgia Steel, Kaz Crossley, Joanna Chimonides, Francesca Allen, Amber Gill, Malin Andersson, Theo Campbell, Molly-Mae Hague, Tommy Fury, Maura Higgins, Chris Taylor, Amber Davies, Elle Brown, Laura Anderson, Hayley Hughes, Jess and Eve Gale, Arabella Chi, Demi Jones and Wes Nelson

TOWIE 

Amber Turner, Dan Edgar, Yazmin Oukhellou, James Lock, Demi Sims, Kelsey Stratford and Ella Rae Wise

GEORDIE SHORE 

Chloe Ferry, Bethan Kershaw and Sophie Kasaei 

SPORTS STARS 

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom, Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy  

The source added that ‘work’ for influencers consists of ‘doing vlogs’ and ‘advertising diet drinks’, which allows the stars to travel in return for publicity.

They added: ‘But it has gone down like a lead balloon with their fans, and you have to wonder if it is really worth it.’  

Love Island stars are among those who have travelled to the United Arab Emirates in recent months, with some jetting off while parts of the UK remained in strict Tier 3 and Tier 4 lockdown.

However, others departed from areas under Tier 2 lockdown in December, when international travel was permitted.  

Before the third lockdown began, Love Islanders including Laura Anderson, Molly-Mae Hague, Maura Higgins, Amber Davies, Georgia Harrison and Kady McDermott, were all pictured in Dubai. 

Although some have since returned to the UK, the likes of Anderson, McDermott and Harrison are understood to still remain in the United Arab Emirates.

The desert city has been an ideal choice for many as visitors aren’t currently required to quarantine upon their return to the UK.

Many stars have insisted their trips are for ‘work’, as the Government currently asks UK residents to avoid any non-essential travel. 

Many influencers have been forced to defend their actions to angry fans on social media after they were criticised for globetrotting during the pandemic, with the UK recording upwards of 68,000 Covid cases yesterday. 

Pictured: Georgia Harrison in Dubai on Friday. There is no suggestion she is the reality star referenced

Pictured: Georgia Harrison in Dubai on Friday. There is no suggestion she is the reality star referenced

In December, Molly-Mae Hague, 21, who flew to the Maldives following a break in Dubai with Tommy Fury, insisted she didn't break any rules, as the couple left their Manchester home under Tier 2 restrictions

In December, Molly-Mae Hague, 21, who flew to the Maldives following a break in Dubai with Tommy Fury, insisted she didn’t break any rules, as the couple left their Manchester home under Tier 2 restrictions 

HOW LATERAL FLOW TESTS ARE ONLY TRUSTWORTHY WHEN ADMINISTERED BY TRAINED STAFF

Lateral flow tests are only accurate at diagnosing coronavirus when administered by trained professionals, studies have repeatedly shown. 

The tests, which give results in as little as 15 minutes, use swabs of the nose or throat. Samples are then mixed in a testing liquid and put into a plastic cassette which can detect the presence or absence of coronavirus and then produce an image of a line, the same way as a pregnancy test, to indicate whether it is positive or negative.

The Department of Health and NHS are instructing people to use the tests on themselves, despite manufacturers of some kits saying they shouldn’t be used as DIY swabs.

Both the swabbing procedure and the use of the test cassette can easily be done wrong and affect the accuracy of the test. 

If the swab isn’t done for long enough, or deep enough into the nose or throat, it may not pick up fragments of virus. Medical professionals are also able to use nasopharyngeal swabs, which go right to the back of the nostril, whereas this is not advised for people who test themselves.

And if the sample isn’t properly inserted into the cassette the result might be wrong, or people may misread the display when it produces a result. 

SELF-TESTING CUT ACCURACY FROM 79% TO 58%

A University of Oxford and Public Health England evaluation of the Innova lateral flow test, which is being widely used in the UK, found its sensitivity – the proportion of positive cases it detected – fell from 79 per cent to 58 per cent when it was used by untrained members of the public instead of lab experts. 

Based on this evaluation, officials pushed ahead and used it for a real-world self-testing trial.

PILOT IN LIVERPOOL FOUND FEWER THAN HALF OF POSITIVES

When the same Innova test was trialled on members of the public in Liverpool – with people taking their own swabs and trained military staff operating the tests – the swabs picked up just 40 per cent of positive cases.

In the study the rapid tests detected 891 positive results, compared to lab-based PCR swabs that found 2,829 positives in the same group. This means 1,938 people got a wrong negative result from the rapid test.

The study didn’t compare this to professionally done rapid tests, but the manufacturer Innova claims its test is 95 per cent sensitive in lab conditions. 

…BUT TESTING DONE BY MEDICS IN SLOVAKIA ‘REDUCED INFECTIONS’ 

Despite rapid lateral flow tests getting bad press, officials in Slovakia used them on 5.2million people – almost the entire population of 5.5m – in a trial that a study later estimated to have cut the country’s infection rate by 60 per cent.

The tests used were between 70 and 90 per cent accurate and all the swabs and evaluations were carried out by trained medical workers. They used deep nasopharyngeal swabs, that go to the back of the nose, whereas self-testing generally relies on a swab of only the nostril.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine researchers said that the scheme successfully weeded out coronavirus cases that wouldn’t have been found otherwise, slashing the number of cases by over half in a week during a lockdown. 

HOW RAPID TESTS ARE DIFFERENT TO LAB-BASED PCR SWABS 

Lateral flow tests are an alternative to the gold standard PCR test – known scientifically as polymerase chain reaction testing – which is more expensive and more labour-intensive but more accurate.

PCR tests also use a swab but this is then processed using high-tech laboratory equipment to analyse the genetic sequence of the sample to see if any of it matches the genes of coronavirus.

This is a much more long-winded and expensive process, involving multiple types of trained staff, and the analysis process can take hours, with the whole process from swab to someone receiving their result taking days.

It is significantly more accurate, however. In ideal conditions the tests are almost 100 per cent accurate at spotting the virus, although this may be more like 70 per cent in the real world. 

In December, Molly-Mae Hague, 21, who flew to the Maldives following a break in Dubai with Tommy Fury, insisted she didn’t break any rules, as the couple left their Manchester home under Tier 2 restrictions.        

She said: ‘In response to the messages I’m already getting about us being away throughout this time… 

‘Please understand that Tommy and I left the UK from Cheshire which was in Tier 2 at the time. We didn’t break any rules coming away.

‘If we knew these rules were going to be put in place then obviously we would have never left the UK. 

‘The minute we arrive home we will be following government guidelines.’ 

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps yesterday confirmed nobody will be able to depart for Britain by plane, train or ferry unless they present a ‘recognised’ test result at check-in along with a valid passport and visa if required. 

However, the measure has already sparked concern due to the Government’s decision to let travellers choose ‘less accurate’ lateral flow tests to prove they are not carrying the virus.

PCR tests can take longer because they are sent off to a lab to check for Covid, with some critics saying 72 hours could be too tight. 

Rapid ‘lateral flow’ tests can be turned around in minutes, but missed cases and false positives are more common.

The difference had led some to worry that Covid-positive travellers could present a negative test at the border to gain entry to Britain. 

Professor Jon Deeks, a testing expert at the University of Birmingham, said: ‘The lateral flow test, we know, is not very sensitive so it will miss cases and it isn’t suitable.’

He added: ‘Other countries are using PCR and I would be concerned if we didn’t. There are alternatives, but we need something with similar accuracy to PCR.’

Dr Alex Edwards, a pharmacy researcher at the University of Reading, told MailOnline: ‘Given that this is a screening programme particularly for asymptomatic people, you want the most sensitive tests available, and PCR tests are the most sensitive available.

‘But even different manufacturers have varying levels of accuracy and not everyone is positive if they’re infected, which can cause enormous problems.

‘I think the problem is that, in general, the lateral flow tests are almost always less sensitive. If you have a really good PCR tests you might catch 80 per cent of people so you can reduce the number cases coming in five-fold.

‘We’ve seen huge variations in accuracy [of lateral flow]. Accuracy is always compared to PCR and when they were used in the real world, for example the study in Liverpool, it showed it was only capable of picking up half of the PCR cases, and that’s half of 80 per cent, so you can’t even reduce the number of people coming in by two-fold.’ 

Mr Shapps told the BBC: ‘They can be different types of tests – your viewers will have heard of PCR tests perhaps, but there are also lateral flow tests and lab tests.

‘The important thing is that it is up to a certain specification. Then people take that test and as long as it is negative, then they can fly. But they can’t board the plan for example without having that negative test.’ 

The Transport Secretary’s diktat forcing travellers to present a negative covid test before travelling to the UK will ground almost all flights to and from Britain until the summer and further lay waste to the aviation industry, Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary warned on Friday.

The outspoken Irish billionaire said Mr Shapps’ management of the coronavirus crisis has been ‘shambolic’ and believes the policy is tacit confirmation the Prime Minister is lying to the British people about how quickly Britons will be vaccinated.

Mr O’Leary said: ‘This is more mismanagement by Grant Shapps. This new rule is going to ground almost all flights to and from the UK. Nobody is going to make any bookings because you cannot book with any certainty. The other problem we have is there is no end date. 

‘Boris Johnson is going around saying he’ll have all the four main risk groups vaccinated by mid-February – so why aren’t they ending this rule then. Otherwise Boris Johnson is lying to the UK or Grant Shapps is’. 

Businesss leaders also believe the plan will further damage Britain’s travel industry with boss of Heathrow, John Holland-Kaye, warning: ‘Very few people will travel with this in place’.  

Amanda Holden yesterday slammed the policy after cancelling her family’s holiday on Boxing Day because of Tier 4 regulations. 

Sharing a beach bikini picture on Instagram the star slammed a ‘senseless year of neglect of Government rules at our borders’ and the ‘lack of common sense’ by ministers. 

She said: ‘Other countries have done it before us. Why has it taken us so long? No one seems to have an answer… or be questioning it?!! Surely this could have prevented the increase of the spread?!!!’ 

Fellow star Jessica Wright replied saying: ‘Cancelled mine too for Boxing Day & couldn’t agree more, in disbelief over it all’ while actress Tracy Ann Oberman also backed her rant with some clapping emojis.

Passengers on planes, boats or trains will be banned from entering the UK next week if they do not have a negative test within 72 hours of departure.

All travellers will require a ‘passenger locator form’ and face a £500 fine if they fail to comply. Children under 11 will be exempt as will hauliers.    

Covid cases will be ‘MISSED’ at UK border: Scientists warn of rise in infections over government allowing arrivals to choose ‘less accurate’ lateral flow tests 

Coronavirus cases could be missed at Britain’s border following the government’s decision to let travellers choose ‘less accurate’ lateral flow tests to prove they’re Covid-free, scientists have warned.  

Those arriving in the UK will be able to present negative PCR or lateral flow Covid tests as proof that they do not have coronavirus. 

Grant Shapps has said nobody will be able to depart for Britain by plane, train or ferry unless they present a ‘recognised’ test result at check-in along with a valid passport and visa if required. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will also adopt the measure.  

PCR tests can take longer because they are sent off to a lab to check for Covid, with some critics saying 72 hours could be too tight. Rapid ‘lateral flow’ tests can be turned around in minutes, but missed cases and false positives are more common.

Those arriving in the UK will be able to present negative PCR or lateral flow Covid tests as proof that they do not have coronavirus. Pictured: January 8, Heathrow

Those arriving in the UK will be able to present negative PCR or lateral flow Covid tests as proof that they do not have coronavirus. Pictured: January 8, Heathrow

It is expected to cause a scramble for return flights as around 100,000 Brits are currently away in hotspots such as Dubai and the Maldives. Pictured: Heathrow last month

It is expected to cause a scramble for return flights as around 100,000 Brits are currently away in hotspots such as Dubai and the Maldives. Pictured: Heathrow last month

The difference has sparked concerns that Covid-positive travellers could present a negative test at the border to gain entry to Britain.  

Professor Jon Deeks, a testing expert at the University of Birmingham, said: ‘The lateral flow test, we know, is not very sensitive so it will miss cases and it isn’t suitable.’

He added: ‘Other countries are using PCR and I would be concerned if we didn’t. There are alternatives, but we need something with similar accuracy to PCR.’

Dr Alex Edwards, a pharmacy researcher at the University of Reading, told MailOnline: ‘Given that this is a screening programme particularly for asymptomatic people, you want the most sensitive tests available, and PCR tests are the most sensitive available.

There are concerns in the travel industry some will be stuck on holiday because many destinations do not have facilities for carrying out tests. Pictured: A man being tested at Heathrow

There are concerns in the travel industry some will be stuck on holiday because many destinations do not have facilities for carrying out tests. Pictured: A man being tested at Heathrow

‘But even different manufacturers have varying levels of accuracy and not everyone is positive if they’re infected, which can cause enormous problems.

‘I think the problem is that, in general, the lateral flow tests are almost always less sensitive. If you have a really good PCR tests you might catch 80 per cent of people so you can reduce the number cases coming in five-fold.

‘We’ve seen huge variations in accuracy [of lateral flow]. Accuracy is always compared to PCR and when they were used in the real world, for example the study in Liverpool, it showed it was only capable of picking up half of the PCR cases, and that’s half of 80 per cent, so you can’t even reduce the number of people coming in by two-fold.’

Dr Edwards added that using lateral flow tests would prevent scientists from being able to detect or monitor new strains being brought into the country from abroad. 

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Khushi Kapoor is off for a ‘holiday in the sun’, shares another intriguing pic with a friend


Actor Janhvi Kapoor’s younger sister Khushi has been creating quite a stir since she made her Instagram page public a few days back. On Thursday, she shared a bunch of pictures as she set off on a holiday.

Sharing some solo pictures, she wrote: “Holiday in the sun.” However, it was a picture that she put as her Instagram Stories that caught the eye. In it, she posed with a friend, whom internet has identified as Aakash Mehta. While she was dressed in a flowing long beige pair of pants with a printed scarf top, he was in a multi-coloured shirt with a pair of white knee-length shorts.

 

Just before Christmas, Khushi made her Instagram account public. Khushi has been on Instagram since 2015 and most of her pictures are solo ones, with a few family pictures thrown in.

Khushi Kapoor’s latest pictures.

Since then, she has been posting pictures and engaging with fans on a regular basis. On Wednesday, she had been spotted at Mumbai airport on her return to the city after a brief holiday in Goa with sister Janhvi and her rumoured boyfriend, actor Kartik Aaryan.

Khushi has been pursuing an acting course in New York since September 2019. At that time, Khushi and Janhvi’s aunt, Maheep Kapoor had shared a picture of Khushi with her daughter Shanaya and had written: “#OffToCollege #WillMissYou @khushi05k … Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do #HaveABlast.” Khushi had replied, “love you”.

 

Also read: Inside Deepika Padukone birthday celebrations: Ranveer plays host, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt attend. See pics

Khushi is the youngest of filmmaker Boney Kapoor’s four children. Back in 2018, hosting a question-and-answer session on Instagram with her followers, Anshula Kapoor was asked who Boney Kapoor’s favourite child is. She replied that it’s Khushi. A follower had asked, “Out of you 4 siblings, who is Boney Ji’s most favourite? “Khushi. Hahahahahahahahahahhahhahaha the secret is out! @janhvikapoor @arjunkapoor @khushi05k (no but honestly he loves all of us the same),” she had said.

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Tyson Fury shares Instagram videos on holiday as millions in England are at home in Tier 4 lockdown

Boxing fans have slammed Tyson Fury for sharing videos on Instagram showing him on holiday with his wife as millions in England are living under Tier 4 lockdown. 

The World Heavyweight Champion, 32, yesterday shared footage of him eating breakfast on a hotel balcony together with his wife, Paris, 30.

Earlier this morning he shared a poolside picture believed to be at the £230 a night Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel.

On December 31 the self-appointed Gypsy King’s home town of Morecambe was plunged into Tier 4 lockdown measures.

Fans responded angrily yesterday, as one wrote: ‘He’s certainly not a champion of the people.’

Government guidance on travelling from Tier 4 areas reads: ‘You can only travel internationally where you first have a legally permitted reason to leave home. 

World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury shared footage of him enjoying breakfast and sunshine from a balcony on Saturday – despite his hometown of Morecambe being plunged into Tier 4 lockdown on New Year’s Eve 

‘In addition, you should consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting.’

Exemptions are in place for work or emergency family matters – such as funerals.

It’s not clear when Fury flew out to the US, a week ago he shared an image alongside Paris with them both wearing matching Versace, but it was not clear where that picture was taken.

Posting to his Instagram on Saturday, Fury wrote: ‘Levels to this s***. @parisfury1 #1 #liveyourlife.’ 

Fans of the boxing champion said they were disappointed by his actions – even if he had travelled before Morecambe entered Tier 4.

Tyson Fury, 32, and his wife Paris, 30, posed on a hotel balcony in Miami this weekend, prompting criticism from some of the boxing champ's fans

Tyson Fury, 32, and his wife Paris, 30, posed on a hotel balcony in Miami this weekend, prompting criticism from some of the boxing champ’s fans

Fans believe the champion boxer was staying at the £230 a night Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel

Fans believe the champion boxer was staying at the £230 a night Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel

Macken_kevin said: ‘Staying local then what a muppet.’

Bradley_seymour_harmes said: ‘Tries to be a role model for mental health…. breaks the travel ban to party in Miami…. what about all of these lovely young lads stuck at home by themselves.

‘I had xmas indoors and saw no one. Fury is certainly not a champion of the people when he rubs it in our faces. Poor poor form.’

Krisymoo78 said: ‘I am an absolute @gypsyking101 super fan, you are the people’s champion….but just think about the people who support you who can even leave their house at the moment.

‘Your(sic) normally Mr humble all this says is look what I can do…..bad times.’

Sharon.morris.79said: ‘Covid rules don’t apply then ?’ while kishan_dosa95 asked: ‘How are you still able to fly out when we are in Tier 4?’ 

Fury was born in Wythenshawe in South Manchester and now lives with his wife and children in the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe.

Tyson was joined by his wife Paris in the footage from Saturday evening. He has since shared another video of the couple, along with a poolside picture

Tyson was joined by his wife Paris in the footage from Saturday evening. He has since shared another video of the couple, along with a poolside picture 

Tyson posed with his wife in matching Versace last week, but it's not clear where the picture was taken, after sharing footage from Miami this weekend

Tyson posed with his wife in matching Versace last week, but it’s not clear where the picture was taken, after sharing footage from Miami this weekend

Paris recently admitted the family was planning to move house because of the constant stream of people turning up on their doorstep.

She told Loose Women: ‘We get people around the house. It’s not good, we actually have to because of that.

‘We’re in the process of moving house because we’ve had too many people at the door – too many strangers knocking.

‘And we have five children here, it’s not like me and Tyson’s here, two adults who can sort of deal with situations.

‘We have people coming to the house and the kids are opening the door and we don’t know who they’re opening the door to. It’s not what we need. It’s not the ideal situation.’

Fury, 32, was born in Wythenshawe in South Manchester and now lives with his wife and children in the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe

Fury, 32, was born in Wythenshawe in South Manchester and now lives with his wife and children in the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe

There have been 79,052 coronavirus cases in Lancashire since March. Lancaster and Morecambe were dumped into Tier 4 at the end of December.

A total of 381 have died in Morecambe Bay hospitals after contracting coronavirus. 

Others joked at the boxer’s post.

Elliott1406 said: ‘Morecambe bay looking bright this morning.’

Clockworkmonkey1281 said: ‘Blackpool North Shore?’

MailOnline has approached Tyson Fury’s publicist for comment. 

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UAE

Sharjah Police receive 9,297 calls over New Year’s holiday

Sharjah Police personnel on duty during the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
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Sharjah: Sharjah Police received 9,297 calls during the New Year holiday on the 999-emergency number and 901 for non-emergencies.

Brigadier Dr. Ahmed Saeed Al Naour, Director General of Police Operations, Sharjah Police, said that ahead of the holiday, an Events Security Committee had charted out a comprehensive plan for traffic movement in Sharjah during the New Year.

Brigadier Al Naour ascribed the success to the efforts that had been made earlier in order to educate members of the public about the seriousness of the COVID-19, and how to prevent and protect themselves from the disease.

He revealed that the Sharjah Police Operations Room received 9,297 calls, at the level of the emirate during the celebration period, including: 8,635 phone calls through the number (999) designated for emergency cases, while 662 non-emergency calls received the number (901), including general inquiries and police services.

All calls, reports and inquiries were dealt with promptly and evaluated by the first responder. The aim was to ensure a speedy arrival at the report site in coordination with other police departments.

Sharjah Police urged members of the public to call the number 999, which is reserved only for reporting serious accidents and emergency cases, and the number 901 to report minor and non-emergency incidents, noting that non-emergency calls cause a waste of time and effort of people who in need of assistance.

Public cooperation praised

Meanwhile, Major General Saif Al Ziri Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, praised the success of the security plan that accompanied the New Year celebrations that were held in all cities of the Emirate of Sharjah, and praised the positive and tangible cooperation by members of the public, which reflected their awareness and commitment to the instructions related to preserving their safety and the health of their community. This contributed positively to the success of the celebrations and their coming out in a way that reinforces the prior public safety plans set by the Sharjah Police .

Major General Al Shamsi explained that the comprehensive security plan reflected the extent of the strategic competence with which the competent authorities deal in managing events. These efforts showed their clear imprint in securing all the activities that were held in each of the Al Majaz Waterfront, which hosted the fireworks event, and the main celebration of this year, which was held at the Khorfakkan amphitheatre in the Eastern Region.

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Ras Al Khaimah Police receive 2,011 calls over New Year’s holiday

RAK Police control traffic during New Year’s Eve celebrations.
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Ras Al Khaimah: Ras Al Khaimah Police received 2,011 calls during the New Year holiday on the 999-emergency number and 901 for non-emergencies.

Brigadier Abdullah Ali Munkis, Director General of Police Operations in Ras Al Khaimah Police and Head of the Permanent Team to Secure Events in Ras Al Khaimah, said that ahead of the holiday, an Events Security Committee had charted out a comprehensive plan for traffic movement in Ras Al Khaimah during New Year.

About 165 traffic and security patrols and Civil Defence engines, ambulances and first response cars were deployed on the roads to secure new year events, to ensure flow of traffic in all the internal roads and highways of the emirate and working to prevent any issues that could disturb this occasion. “The plan covered traffic security in tourist and commercial areas as well as main streets,” he said.

He stressed that the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic necessitated dealing with New Year celebrations in a different manner, as the laws, procedures and regulations approved by the protocol on physical distancing, gatherings and wearing masks were applied. To preserve community health and safety.

He also reminded the public to call 999 only in cases of genuine emergency, encouraging non-emergency calls on 901 instead.

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About 165 traffic and security patrols and Civil Defence engines, ambulances and first response cars were deployed on the roads to secure new year events.
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Brigadier Al Munkis added that the public’s cooperation was one of the main reasons for the success of the celebrations, as a result of their following the instructions and adhering to all the notices and directives issued and published on social media channels.

Brigadier Al Munkis said police were grateful to the public for their commitment and cooperation with the police and with the management of Marjan Island due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Close coordination

Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, confirmed that the coordination processes between the concerned authorities in the emirate during the New Year’s Eve have contributed to a smooth flow of the celebrations.

Major General Al Nuaimi thanked all the police and security work teams and all the security sector men who were present throughout the day to secure the celebrations on Al Marjan Island and wished everyone a Happy New Year. The celebrations passed off in the emirate without recording any serious accidents, except for some minor traffic accidents that were quickly contained by the competent teams.

Major General Al Nuaimi said, “Ras Al Khaimah has been named as the Gulf Tourism Capital for the second year in a row which make it a top destination for more people.”

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Technology US

Most of 2020’s best holiday deals could end later this week

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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.

When the calendar flips over to 2021 this Friday, January 1st, some of the best deals that we’ve been featuring for the past few months could come to an end. Assuredly, not every single one will end, but judging from previous years, the start of a new year means the holiday season is over and most companies will likely want to raise their prices. Here are a few mainstay deals that might not be around for much longer.

If you sign up for YouTube TV by December 31st, you’ll get a free Google Chromecast with Google TV (pictured above), the latest streaming device that supports 4K HDR playback and includes a remote.

Next up, this great Walmart-exclusive deal combines a Switch Pro controller with a download code for Super Mario Odyssey for just $70. This deal is likely to sell out, but keep an eye on it, as it occasionally restocks.


Nintendo Switch Pro controller with Super Mario Odyssey game

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Nintendo now sells a version of the Switch Pro controller that includes a download code for Super Mario Odyssey. The price hasn’t changed ($70), but you get a $60 game for free with purchase. This may go out of stock soon.


Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (unlocked, 128GB)

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Galaxy A51 5G that comes unlocked supports sub-6GHz 5G networks, which excludes Verizon’s UWB network. It features a Snapdragon 765G processor, 128GB of storage, and other noteworthy specs like a 6.5-inch OLED screen and a 48-megapixel main camera sensor.


Amazon Echo Buds

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Amazon’s Echo Buds offer features like Bose noise reduction, a customizable fit, and great audio at a lower price than options like the AirPods Pro. For a limited time, these include a free six-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited.

Some of the best deals this holiday season have been on flagship wireless headphones from Bose and Sony. They’re not what I’d call cheap — even at their discounted prices — but if you value great sound quality and hushing some outside distractions with noise cancellation, either are worth your money.


Bose Noise Canceling 700 Headphones

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Bose’s flagship over-the-ear headphones allow you to connect two devices simultaneously and have a more modern design compared to other Bose headphones.


Amazon Echo Dot (2020)

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The fourth generation of the Echo Dot features a more spherical design than an actual dot.


Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

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The ROG Zephyrus G14 is an astonishingly powerful gaming laptop. Its AMD Ryzen 9 processor and RTX 2060 Max-Q can push powerful, smooth graphics performance in games with its 120Hz refresh rate display, while also being surprisingly efficient for other tasks.

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Entertainment UK

Chrissy Teigen says she’s ‘four weeks sober’ as she continues St Barts holiday

Chrissy Teigen has revealed that she is four weeks sober in a candid exchange with a fan over Instagram.

The mum made the admission after posting a video of herself dancing wildly in a high-cut swimming costume.

Observing mum Chrissy prancing around in St Barts, one of her followers replied: “I need whatever drugs you’re on!”

To which the model, TV personality and cookbook author responded: “Four weeks sober,” followed by prayer emojis and love hearts.

Chrissy had previously opened up about her battle with alcoholism in a 2017 interview with Cosmopolitan.

She told them: “I was, point blank, just drinking too much. I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine.

“Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And then a bunch at the awards show.

“And then I felt bad for making kind of an a** of myself to people that I really respected.”

Chrissy Teigen looked sensational as she showed off her moves in a high-cut swimsuit

The comment came after Chrissy, 35, previously touched on her sobriety in a post from Christmas Day.

She told her followers: “Trying to figure out if my love of face crystals is a phase of sobriety or a lifestyle.”

It comes after the former Victoria’s Secret model also shared that she was seeking grief counselling after losing her baby son Jack.

The mum is holiday in St Barts with her family

Chrissy made the revelation after a fan made a joke about her relaxed demeanour

Chrissy, who shares Luna, four, and Miles, two with husband John Legend, bravely shared a tearful clip of herself to social media following one of her sessions.

In October she told her followers: “When I’m old and grey, I will look back on the last two months as being brutal, exhausting, sad, physically challenging, mentally painful b****** of a couple months.”

Brave Chrissy shared a teary photograph after a therapy session

Chrissy said the counselling was helping as she shared: “The intense grief and physical pain was gone. My brain was back and my bonessssss, I’m telling you, my bones came back. I will never forget this period in time.”

Ahead of Christmas, the star and her family jetted off to St Barts for some winter sun.

Chrissy’s Instagram has been filled with stunning snaps from her time in the Caribbean with husband John and kids Luna and Miles.

Chrissy and John have taken their kids to St Barts over Christmas

The family have been relaxing in the stunning surroundings of their hotel – while also enjoying trips to the ice cream parlour.

One holiday snap showed Chrissy looking content as she posed in her bathing suit beside lookalike daughter Luna who was wrapped in a large towel.

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UAE

2021: First holiday of the year announced

Dubai: January 1 is to be the first official holiday of 2021, it was announced on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that Friday, January 1, 2021, will be an official paid vacation for all private sector employees on the occasion of the New Year.