Art

After UK lockdown delay, sculptor Anish Kapoor exhibits at Walpole's mansion

After UK lockdown delay, sculptor Anish Kapoor exhibits at Walpole's mansion

British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor poses with his sculpture in the gardens at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, Britain July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs. LONDON (Reuters) - With Britain’s coronavirus lockdown eased, sculptor Anish Kapoor can finally exhibit his work at Houghton Hall, one of the country’s best-known stately homes. Kapoor’s exhibition of 24 sculptures was due go on show thoughout the grounds and historic interiors of the hall in ... Full story

Education

GCSE and A-level results 'could be affected by bias'  News

GCSE and A-level results 'could be affected by bias' News

Young people in England risk missing out on the grades they deserve, due to the system used for calculating results after exams were cancelled, MPs have warned. Disadvantaged and ethnic minority pupils face particular risks from the possibility of unconscious bias, said the Commons Education Committee. This year, teachers will predict pupils' GCSE and A-level grades. Exam boards then moderate the estimated grades and issue the final results. ... Full story

Economics

Brazil's Petrobras begins binding phase of Gaspetro sale

Brazil's Petrobras begins binding phase of Gaspetro sale

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Brazil's state-run Petrobras oil company is seen at their headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes. RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has begun the binding phase of the sale of its majority stake in the firm’s Gaspetro gas pipeline unit, it said in a securities filing on Friday. Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Chris Reese. Our ... Full story

Entertainment

LinkedIn sued over allegation it secretly reads Apple users' clipboard content

LinkedIn sued over allegation it secretly reads Apple users' clipboard content

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp’s ( MSFT.O ) LinkedIn was sued by a New York-based iPhone user on Friday for allegedly reading and diverting users’ sensitive content from Apple Inc’s ( AAPL.O ) Universal Clipboard application. FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar. According to Apple’s website, Universal Clipboard allows ... Full story

Health

California to release 8,000 prisoners to slow pandemic

California to release 8,000 prisoners to slow pandemic

FILE PHOTO: A general view of Pod F at the Otay Mesa Detention Center, a ICE (Immigrations & Customs Enforcement) federal detention center privately owned and operated by prison contractor CoreCivic, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in San Diego, California, U.S., April 11, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo. (Reuters) - California will release up to 8,000 inmates early from state prisons to slow the spread of COVID-19 inside ... Full story

Law

New York judge gives Trump deadline in lawsuit over tax returns following major Supreme Court ruling

New York judge gives Trump deadline in lawsuit over tax returns following major Supreme Court ruling

NEW YORK — A federal judge in Manhattan has given lawyers for President Trump a Wednesday deadline to say whether he will further challenge a subpoena for his tax documents, part of an ongoing investigation by local prosecutors here into hush money payments made during the 2016 election season. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The order by U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero follows Thursday's highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling in ... Full story

Living

The Angel’s Share

The Angel’s Share

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Politics

Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser's sentence  News

Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser's sentence News

Image caption Roger Stone has maintained all along that the case against him was politically motivated US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone. The announcement came just after the Washington DC Court of Appeals denied Stone's request to delay the start date of his custodial term of 40 months. He was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. Stone was the sixth Trump ... Full story

Sport

Bus driver dies after being attacked by passengers ‘who refused to wear face masks’

Bus driver dies after being attacked by passengers ‘who refused to wear face masks’

A French bus driver has died after being attacked by passengers during an alleged row over masks. Philippe Monguillot, 59, died in hospital on Friday, five days after he was left brain dead by the assault in Bayonne, in southwest France . His daughter, Marie, said his family and doctors had made the decision to “let him go”, Agence France-Presse reported. DOWNLOAD THE NEW INDEPENDENT PREMIUM APP. Sharing the full story, not just the headlines ... Full story

Technology

U.S. oil & gas rig count falls to record low for 10th week: Baker Hughes

U.S. oil & gas rig count falls to record low for 10th week: Baker Hughes

FILE PHOTO: An oil worker walks towards a drill rig after placing ground monitoring equipment in the vicinity of the underground horizontal drill in Loving County, Texas, U.S., November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant. (Reuters) - U.S. energy firms cut the number of oil and natural gas rigs operating to a record low for a 10th week in a row but the rate of decline has slowed as higher oil prices prompt some producers to start drilling again. ... Full story