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Kindergarten Cop is CANCELED and compared to Birth Of A Nation

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The comedy film Kindergarten Cop has been pulled from a film festival after protesters claimed it glorifies police traumatizing children and compared it to the explicitly racist 1915 silent movie Birth Of A Nation. 

Organizers of the NW Film Center in Portland, Oregon announced this week that the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy would be pulled from the lineup and replaced with a documentary celebrating late Rep. John Lewis.

Kindergarten Cop, which was filmed in Astoria, Oregon, had originally been selected for the festival for its importance to the state’s history in film making, and to honor its 30th anniversary, according to Willamette Week.

However, anti-police critics led by local author Lois Leveen said the PG-13 movie promoted a ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ and ‘romanticizes over-policing.’ 

The 1990 comedy film Kindergarten Cop (above) has been pulled from a film festival after protesters claimed it glorifies police traumatizing children

The 1990 comedy film Kindergarten Cop (above) has been pulled from a film festival after protesters claimed it glorifies police traumatizing children

The 1990 comedy film Kindergarten Cop (above) has been pulled from a film festival after protesters claimed it glorifies police traumatizing children

‘Yes, KINDERGARTEN COP is only a movie. So are BIRTH OF A NATION and GONE WITH THE WIND, but we recognize films like those are not “good family fun,”‘ Leveen said in a tweet.

‘They are relics of how pop culture feeds racist assumptions,’ the author added.

‘There’s nothing entertaining about the presence of police in schools, which feeds the “school-to-prison” pipeline in which African American, Latinx, and other kids of color are criminalized rather than educated,’ Leveen said in another tweet.

Kindergarten Cop portrays a police officer, portrayed by Schwarzenegger, going undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to catch a drug dealer who is targeting his own ex-wife and son.

The main character, who has no teaching experience, is shown struggling with classroom management before finding a passion for education and considering changing his career entirely.

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Protesters compared Kindergarten Cop to the explicitly racist silent film Birth Of A Nation (above) which glorified the Ku Klux Klan and portrayed most black characters with blackface

Protesters compared Kindergarten Cop to the explicitly racist silent film Birth Of A Nation (above) which glorified the Ku Klux Klan and portrayed most black characters with blackface

The film had been slated to kick off Portland’s Northwest Film Center’s Cinema Unbound Drive-in Theater on August 6.

It has been replaced by a second showing of John Lewis: Good Trouble, a documentary about the recently deceased congressman and civil rights leader. 

Other films slated to run at the festival include Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Creature From The Black Lagoon, Xanadu, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, and The Shining.

In recent months, protests have led to the cancellation of several police-themed television shows, including the long-running Cops and wildly popular Live PD.

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Tory peer Lord McColl blames FAT PEOPLE for the UK’s high coronavirus death toll

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A Tory peer said it was ‘despicable’ to  blame the government for thousands of coronavirus deaths – blaming them on fat people.

Former surgeon Lord McColl of Dulwich, 87, said Britain’s high Covid-19 death rate is not the Government’s fault but partly because the ‘majority of people are obese’. 

He said attaching blame to Boris Johnson‘s administration was ‘despicable’ and ‘propaganda (that) simply demoralises the public’.

Speaking in House of Lords debate today he also blamed population density and the country’s status as a travel hub for creating a perfect storm of conditions. 

He told a debate on coronavirus regulations: ‘As a doctor, I am very, very concerned about preventative medicine.

‘What was clear about the pandemic early on was that the majority of those afflicted had many medical conditions that made them much more vulnerable to Covid.

‘Obesity and Covid is a very dangerous combination and the reason for this is obesity impairs the immune system.

‘The reason the high mortality in the UK is because the majority of people are obese, and the population is the densest in Europe and moreover is the travel hub of Europe.

Former surgeon Lord McColl of Dulwich, 87, said Britain's high Covid-19 death rate is not the Government's fault but partly because the 'majority of people are obese'

Former surgeon Lord McColl of Dulwich, 87, said Britain’s high Covid-19 death rate is not the Government’s fault but partly because the ‘majority of people are obese’

He said attaching blame to Boris Johnson's administration was 'perverse'.

He said attaching blame to Boris Johnson’s administration was ‘perverse’.

‘Blaming the Government for the high mortality is therefore one of the most despicable allegations I’ve heard in this pandemic.

‘That kind of propaganda simply demoralises the public.

The UK death toll is more than 41,700, with separate figures published by the statistics agencies showing 57,500 cases where Covid-19 was mentioned on a death certificate.

Lord McColl also urged Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer to join Boris Johnson’s drive to reduce obesity in order to ‘reduce the mortality in future pandemics’. 

The per has previously hit out as fat Britons. In February last year he suggested Royal Navy submarines should be equipped with wider escape hatches in future because British sailors are getting too fat to fit. 

The Tory blasted the UK’s plump personnel, saying that ejector seats on modern fighter jets have also had to be designed to cope with heavier pilots.

The former professor of surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, who was a  junior health minister under John Major, spoke in a House of Lords debate on eating disorders.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte is back! Starbucks’ popular autumnal drink will be available in the UK NEXT WEEK

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Starbucks has delighted fans by announcing the Pumpkin Spice Latte will be available in UK stores from next week.

The popular autumnal drink will be back in UK cafes from 25th September, a month after they appeared on US menus in the earliest ever launch for the sweet beverage.  

The drink is a combination of Starbucks Espresso Roast, pumpkin pie flavoured sauce and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices – cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Starbucks has delighted fans by announcing the Pumpkin Spice Latte will be available in UK stores from next week

They will also be selling the Pumpkin Spice Frappucino which start from £3.45 for the Mini size

Starbucks has delighted fans by announcing the Pumpkin Spice Latte (left) will be available in UK stores from next week. The price of the drink will start at £3.30 for the small size, but it will vary by store and location. They will also be selling the Pumpkin Spice Frappucino (right)  which start from £3.45 for the Mini size, however the PSL Cold Brew macchiato will not be making a return this year

The price of the drink will start at £3.30 for the small size, but it will vary by store and location. 

Starbucks will also be selling the Pumpkin Spice Frappucino which start from £3.45 for the Mini size, however the PSL Cold Brew macchiato will not be making a return this year. 

While Starbucks first launched the drink in the US 17 years ago, British chains have created their own versions in recent years.

Embracing the US trend for autumnal drinks both Pret and Greggs sold a Pumpkin Spice Latte last year, while Costa sold a ‘Bonfire Latte’. 

As well as the new menu, Starbucks are also launching a new rewards programme set to launch on 23rd September.

Key features of the new loyalty programme include free drinks when 150 stars are earned. 

Anyone signed up to the scheme will get three points for £1 they spend in store, meaning they will get a free drink for every £50 they spend.

As well as the new menu, Starbucks are also launching a new r ewards programme set to launch on 23rd September. Key features of the new loyalty programme include free drinks when 150 stars are earned

As well as the new menu, Starbucks are also launching a new r ewards programme set to launch on 23rd September. Key features of the new loyalty programme include free drinks when 150 stars are earned

Once a member gets 450 points, they will reach Gold level status meaning they will get a free drink on their birthday month, and free extras including espresso shots, syrups and whipped cream.

Back in 2003, Starbucks created the original Pumpkin Spice Latte. Since then, the beloved fan favourite has grown in popularity year on year.

Over the years, Starbucks has evolved the drink to align with shifting consumer trends, with diverse variations to cater to all preferences, including a vegan option and a cold brew.

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World’s first healthcare cyberattack death after German hospital had to turn woman away due to hack

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A woman in Germany has become the first healthcare cyberattack death after a hospital was unable to admit her because its systems had been the target of an attack. 

German prosecutors opened a homicide investigation on Friday into the incident which happened in the western city of Dusseldorf in September.

The female patient, suffering from a life-threatening illness, had to be turned away on the night of September 11 by the city’s University Clinic and died after the ambulance carrying her was diverted to Wuppertal, 30 kilometres (20 miles) away.

Prosecutor Christoph Hebbecker, head of the cybercrime unit in Cologne, said he had opened an investigation into negligent homicide against unknown persons, the Kolner-Stadtanzeiger daily reported.  

Dusseldorf's University Clinic was forced to turn a woman away on September 11 after it a cyberattack the day before left staff unable to admit patients. The woman then died en route to another hospital

Dusseldorf’s University Clinic was forced to turn a woman away on September 11 after it a cyberattack the day before left staff unable to admit patients. The woman then died en route to another hospital

If the investigation leads to a prosecution, it would be the first confirmed case in which a person has died as the direct consequence of a cyberattack.

The University Clinic in Dusseldorf, capital of Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia, was hit by a ransomware attack on September 10 that penetrated its systems via a flaw in a Citrix VPN system.

The hospital’s IT operations remain affected and it is still unable to admit patients brought in by ambulance, it said on Friday. 

Germany’s cyber-security agency, the Federal Office for Information Security, was called in to shore up the hospital’s systems.  

Its chief, Arne Schoenbohm, said the Citrix flaw had been known about since December 2019 and called on healthcare facilities not to delay IT security upgrades. 

The chief of Germany's cyber-security agency has urged healthcare facilities not to delay or ignore IT security updates following the death of a woman who couldn't be admitted to hospital because of a cyberattack

The chief of Germany’s cyber-security agency has urged healthcare facilities not to delay or ignore IT security updates following the death of a woman who couldn’t be admitted to hospital because of a cyberattack

‘I can only urge you not to ignore or postpone such warnings but to take appropriate action immediately,’ Schoenbohm said in a statement. 

‘This incident shows once again how seriously this danger must be taken.’

Ciaran Martin, who stepped down as the head of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre this month, said the incident could be prove to be first death caused by a cyberattack.

‘If confirmed, this tragedy would be the first case I know of, anywhere in the world, where the death of a human life can be linked in any way to a cyberattack,’ he told an event in London.

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