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le 10 juin 2019


Originally posted by guardian_news. Reposted by madman101 at 2019-06-10 10:21:00.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/10/nhs-data-google-alphabet-tech-drug-firms

Tech and drug firms including Google parent Alphabet want to use records of 65 million people

The NHS is a valuable national asset – and not just in terms of the lives it saves.

Last week the tensions between the health service’s role as a collective national endeavour and its potential as a source of private sector profit flared again, following a characteristically blunt intervention from the US president. Donald Trump’s claim, later retracted, that the NHS would be “on the table” in US-UK trade talks underlined the organisation’s enduring appeal to the private sector.

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Originally posted by guardian_news. Reposted by madman101 at 2019-06-10 11:31:00.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/10/flight-delayed-after-passenger-mistakes-exit-for-toilet-door

Woman triggers evacuation slide, causing eight-hour delay at Manchester airport

A flight from Manchester was delayed for almost eight hours when a confused passenger opened an emergency exit after mistaking it for the toilet door.

The Pakistan International Airways (PIA) flight to Islamabad was nearly ready to depart when the woman grasped for the wrong door, launching the emergency evacuation slide.

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Originally posted by guardian_news. Reposted by madman101 at 2019-06-10 14:21:00.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/10/frightening-number-of-plant-extinctions-found-in-global-survey

Study shows 571 species wiped out, and scientists say figure is likely to be big underestimate

Human destruction of the living world is causing a “frightening” number of plant extinctions, according to scientists who have completed the first global analysis of the issue.

They found 571 species had definitely been wiped out since 1750 but with knowledge of many plant species still very limited the true number is likely to be much higher. The researchers said the plant extinction rate was 500 times greater now than before the industrial revolution, and this was also likely to be an underestimate.

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