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Fears coronavirus will spark divorce surge as couples self-isolate for months

Coronavirus is "very likely" to lead to an increase in marriage break-ups because of people being confined together for long periods in self-isolation, a leading divorce lawyer has said.Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, whose previous clients have included Sir Paul McCartney, the Prince of Wales, Madonna and Liam Gallagher, revealed the view of the profession as a growing number of households go into voluntary lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of infection.Official health advice states that if one person in a property has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there should stay at home for 14 days.Nicknamed the "Steel Magnolia" for her skills and charm, Lady Shackleton told peers at Westminster: "The prediction amongst divorce lawyers is that following self-imposed confinement it is very likely that the divorce rate will rise."Our peak times are after long exposure during the summer holidays and over Christmas."One only has to imagine what i…

Ahead of the Pack, How Microsoft Told Workers to Stay Home

Mr. Nadella, Mr. DelBene and three other Microsoft executives directly involved in the company’s decision making spoke with The New York Times last week.Other giant, Seattle-area employers have faced similarly difficult choices. Before officials announced a virus-related death in America, Amazon was one of the first large companies in the country to halt nonessential domestic travel, and has created a fund for infected gig workers and other contractors who deliver packages. It is also giving grants to small businesses that depend on foot traffic by its headquarters staff. Boeing has worked to keep its production lines open even as several members of its work force have tested positive.“We are dealing with the most serious outbreak of Covid-19 anywhere in the nation,” said Dow Constantine, the leader of King County, which includes Seattle, when he called on employers to encourage staff to telecommute on March 4. “Our actions are forming the model that will be followed in other parts of…

iPhone 12 'to get revolutionary camera that can capture ANY scene in 3D'

APPLE'S next iPhone will allegedly add a revolutionary new camera feature that allows users to scan the world around them in 3D.Dubbed a "depth camera", the tech will apparently enable funky new 3D photo and video effects when the mobile launches sometime in September.It will also give the rumoured phone boosted augmented reality (AR) features.AR overlays computer-generated images onto your real world view through a phone or other device.Hugely popular AR mobile app Pokémon GO, for instance, beamed the game's cartoon characters onto a player's surroundings.The 3D depth camera coming to the next iPhone is actually a laser, sensor and software system, a source told Fast Company.It will allegedly sit on the back of the mobile and measure distances between the iPhone and various objects and surfaces around it.That will allow it to capture almost any scene you point your camera at in 3D, granting users the chance to perform all kinds of image wizardry.Apple engineers …

Bernie Sanders Vows To Stay In Presidential Race Despite Disappointing Night

Despite losing several key primaries on Tuesday night, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has vowed to remain in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.Sanders spoke to reporters on Wednesday, a day after losing to former Vice President Joe Biden in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho.“Last night obviously was not a good night for our campaign from a delegate point of view,” said Sanders, who won in North Dakota and narrowly leads Biden in Washington.However, Sanders argued that his campaign is winning the “ideological debate” as well as the “generational debate,” noting his strong support among younger voters.“Today I say to the Democratic establishment: In order to win in the future, you need to win the voters who represent the future of our country,” Sanders said.He added, “And you must speak to the issues of concern to them. You cannot simply be satisfied by winning the votes of people who are older.”Sanders acknowledged he is losing the debate over which candidate…

The US Strategic Petroleum Reserve: 5 facts

Challenges lie ahead for oil industry in short run: American Petroleum Institute senior vice presidentAmerican Petroleum Institute Senior Vice President Frank Macchiarola discusses the sharp downturn in oil prices and the short-term impact it will have on American producers.The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is the world’s largest supply of emergency crude oil owned by the US government.Continue Reading BelowWhy was the SPR created?It was established in 1975 in the aftermath of the OPEC oil embargo, primarily to reduce the impact of disruptions in the sale of commercial oil and to carry out obligations of the United States under the International Energy program.Where is the SPR?Crude oil is stored at the SPR in underground salt caverns at four major oil storage facilities in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, two sites in Texas (Bryan Mound and Big Hill) and two sites in Louisiana (West Hackberry and Bayou Choctaw).GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREHow much oil is…

Coronavirus demand for traditional herbal remedies

Dr. Oz answers your questions about coronavirus‘Dr. Oz Show’ host Dr. Mehmet Oz joins Harris Faulkner to discuss the coronavirus outbreak on ‘Outnumbered Overtime.’NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City acupuncturist and herbalist Clayton Shiu says demand for traditional Chinese remedies has surged at his practice since March 1, the day New York announced its first case of the novel coronavirus.Continue Reading Below“It was like a light switch was flipped,” said Shiu, who had stocked up and had an ample supply of herbs on hand for his patients.WHERE CAN YOU GET A CORONAVIRUS TESTKamwo Meridian Herbs, a shop in the heart of New York’s Chinatown and a longtime supplier to practitioners like Shiu, has experienced a similar jump in demand for traditional Chinese remedies for respiratory and other ailments.An employee of Kamwo Herbal Pharmacy wears a mask at work in Chinatown, New York City, Feb. 13, 2020. (REUTERS/Yana Paskova/File Photo)To counter the outbreak in China, which has reported ne…

Thousands of dangerous drivers with dozens of penalty points still on the road due to bizarre legal loophole – The Sun

RECKLESS drivers with dozens of penalty points still on the road due to a bizarre legal loophole.More than 10,000 Brits still hold their licence despite amassing 12 or more points on their licence.Shockingly, one man has avoided a ban after collecting 66 penalty points, as have another two motorists with 60 points.Drivers who amass 12 or more points on their licence typically are given a lengthy road ban, as well as hefty fines.But some drivers are exploiting the system and escaping punishment by successfully arguing in court that it would cause them "exceptional hardship", such as losing their job.Judges base exceptional hardship on a case-by-case basis, but drivers can dodge a ban by proving it would adversely impact someone who relies on their vehicle.Other motorists are able to continue driving despite accumulating several speeding convictions by simply ignoring their disqualification notice or re-offending after serving a ban.Figures obtained by the Daily Mail reveal me…