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Day: May 10, 2018

Robert Downey Jr paid $1 million per minute for Spider Man
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Robert Downey Jr paid $1 million per minute for Spider Man

    Robert Downey Jr was paid more than $1 million a minute for his role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The 53-year-old Hollywood actor who has played Iron Man since 2008 appeared in the Marvel movie for eight minutes, but raked up a profit of $10 million, according to figures released by Variety. On filming the movie, Downey Jr previously said: I genuinely had a blast. I just love Spider Man so to me being able to participate in reintroducing Spider-Man to a new generation or giving kind of a really back to, that's why it's called homecoming. The Iron Man star who was the first of the Marvel characters to hit the big screen is one of the movie industry's most in-demand performers, and it was previously reported he made $40 million for his supporting role in Captain Americ...
NHS no longer share immigrants data with Home Office
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NHS no longer share immigrants data with Home Office

    Migration officials have had their power to check NHS records in immigration cases reined in. Digital Minister Margot James told MPs that a previous memorandum of understanding between the Home Office and Department of Health had been narrowed so that records could now only be shared in cases involving serious criminality. The move represents a serious climbdown from the "hostile environment" policy towards illegal immigrants, implemented by former Home Secretary Theresa May. Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston, who chairs the Commons health select committee, put down an amendment to the Data Protection Bill which would seek to make such a change. Ms James said: The Government has reflected further on the concerns put forward (Dr Wollaston) and as a result, and with immedi...
Professor sweet gesture for mum
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Professor sweet gesture for mum

    Kristen Black took a semester off from college to have her baby. She was determined to go back and continue her studies to become an optometrist, her dream job. Black, 21, did just that when she re-enrolled at Arkansas State University this spring as a biology major. She and her boyfriend found a daytime sitter for their little girl, Izzy, now 8 months. As a requisite, Black had to take an introductory physics course. Her professor, Bruce Johnson, was known for holding extra study hours twice a week to help students with their homework. Most of the 80 students who took the class attended the study hours, because the subject matter is challenging. He booked a big room for the sessions. I was like, I’m struggling with this section, but I can’t come because I have to...
North Korea releases US prisoners, Trump confirms
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North Korea releases US prisoners, Trump confirms

    Three prisoners being held by North Korea are heading back to America with the US Secretary of State, Donald Trump has said. The president tweeted to say he would meet them when they land at 2am. He said: I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date & Place set. Mr Trump added: Secretary Pompeo and his guests will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2:00 A.M. in the morning. I will be there to greet them. Very exciting! The prisoners Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim were accused by North Korea of anti-state activities. Mr Pompe...
Food price hike after Brexit
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Food price hike after Brexit

    Shoppers face significant hikes in food bills if the Government fails to secure a free trade deal with the European Union, peers have warned. In a bleak assessment of the impact of Brexit, they suggested grocery costs would rise, businesses could go bust and round year supplies put at risk. Customers could be left in a two-tier system that means the better off buy more expensive, British goods while those who are poorer are left with lower-standard cheap imports. Peers said there was a striking contrast between Government confidence about the potential impact of Brexit on the price and availability of food and concerns raised by the industry. The UK's ports would be choked up with delays if EU food imports are subject to the same border checks as other imported pr...