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Member states coalition presents latest challenge to colour-coded nutrition label

By Natasha Foote

The fight against France’s Nutri-Score system reigning supreme as the mandatory EU-wide nutrition food label has kicked up a notch with the addition of a new non-paper backed by multiple member states.

Trump Admin to Ban TikTok, WeChat From U.S. App Stores

By Ana Swanson

The Trump administration issued new rules Friday morning that will cripple the operation of two popular Chinese-owned apps in the United States.

How to Help Victims of the California Wildfires

By Marie Tae McDermott

There are a number of ways to help, including donating to relief organizations and signing up to host displaced community members.

Working at home has not led to more burnouts, TNO survey shows

By hanneke
A mother working from home on her laptop with her young child sitting on the table beside her.More people are working at home because of coronavirus, and some people are working longer hours but there has not...

Tencent Sports takes up Chinese Premier League rights

By Julian Clover

Tencent is to screen the remaining 372 Premier League matches in the 2020/21 season in the Chinese market.

As of Saturday 19 September, supporters in China will be able to watch coverage players via Tencent’s digital platforms, including WeChat, QQ.com, Tencent Video, Penguin Live App, Tencent News App, Tencent Sports App and Kan Dian.

It follows the termination of a previous contract with PPTV after the broadcaster withheld the latest £160 million instalment in March. In addition to live match coverage, in a global first Premier League clubs will be able to share short clips during matches to engage directly with their supporters in China and enhance the Tencent partnership.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “We are excited to have agreed this partnership with Tencent ensuring our supporters in China can enjoy following Premier League action throughout this season. We and our clubs have an extremely passionate fanbase in China and are looking forward to working with the team at Tencent to engage with fans in new ways over the coming season.”

Tencent Sports General Manager Ewell Zhao added: “The Premier League is one of the world’s most popular sports competitions and has many fans in China In collaboration with the Premier League, Tencent Sports hopes to leverage its platforms and technology to bring the drama of Premier League matches to fans and share with them the passion and excitement of football.”

Premier League says it will continue to explore opportunities for free-to-air broadcast coverage in China for the 2020/21 season.

Poland rejects southern Europe’s push for mandatory relocation of migrants

By Alexandra Brzozowski

The upcoming negotiations over the EU's long-awaited new migration proposal are expected to hit another dead end, despite the European Commission's assurances of having held an "intensive consultation process".

Lukashenko closes borders with Poland and Lithuania, says he doesn’t want β€˜war’

By Georgi Gotev

Belarus will close its borders with EU neighbours Poland and Lithuania and step up security measures at the Ukrainian frontier, President Alexander Lukashenko announced on Thursday (17 September).

Polls: Coronavirus Pulls Down Trump and GOP Senators Suffer

By Alexander Burns and Matt Stevens

A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine’s Senate race.

Chinese Communist Party Seeks Sway Over Private Business

By Chris Buckley and Keith Bradsher

Party leaders have pledged to increase their influence over entrepreneurs even as they promise greater aid, reflecting Xi Jinping’s greatest — and sometimes conflicting — challenges.

Artists Sign Letter Seeking Reform at the Whitney

By Zachary Small

Last month, the museum acquired works from 80 artists, often through discounted sales. A new letter signed by more than half of the artists asks for substantive changes in the Whitney’s policies.

In an Unlikely Covid Survivor’s Case, More Questions Than Answers

By Daniela J. Lamas, M.D.

Six months in, it is clear that mortality is not the only outcome that matters.

How Flu Shots Can Help in the Fight Against Covid-19

By Jane E. Brody

Experts worry that the two diseases could overwhelm the health care system and create a new shortage of hospital beds and personal protective equipment.

Cyclone Ianos, a Rare 'Medicane,' Batters Ionian Islands of Greece

By Megan Specia

Ianos, a rare hurricane-strength Mediterranean storm, slammed into Greece’s western islands, bringing lashing rain and gales.

Krause Group Buys Parma, Adding to American Influence in Italian Soccer

By Rory Smith

The Krause family made its fortune running convenience stores across the Midwest. Now it has set its sights on restoring one of Serie A’s most storied names.

What’s Next for the Coronavirus?

By Jeneen Interlandi

The virus isn’t going away, but a vaccine is coming and so is an election.

Crime + Investigation Germany launches in Apple TV app

By Julian Clover

Crime + Investigation is going direct to the consumer in the German market.

The on demand channel Crime + Investigation Play launched on Apple TV Thursday, making it available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, selected Samsung and LG Smart TVs as well as Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.

Crime + Investigation Play features documentaries and factual entertainment from across the true crime genre.

Customers can enjoy a 14-day free trial, after which Crime + Investigation Play costs €3.99 per month. Apple’s “Family Sharing” function allows up to six family members to share a subscription to the Apple TV channels by using their Apple ID and the corresponding password.

Kathrin Palesch, Managing Director of A + E Networks Germany said: “With Crime + Investigation Play, after HISTORY Play, our second on-demand channel is now coming to Apple. It offers first-class factual entertainment from the true crime genre and covers a wide spectrum. With the launch of the channel, we are consistently expanding our presence in the digital area.”

Crime + Investigation Play launched in the UK and Ireland in 2019 and came to Germany and Austria for the first time in June 2020.

Priority coronavirus testing for teachers, nurses will start on Monday

By robin
Teaching staff and healthcare workers considered to be essential are to be given priority at coronavirus testing centres from Monday,...
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