Член американского Конгресса Джейсон Смит потребует от британских властей лишить принца Гарри и его супругу Меган Маркл титулов за попытки вмешательства в предстоящие выборы президента США. Об этом сообщает Daily Mail.
Смит намерен направить письмо с соответствующим запросом послу Великобритании в США Карен Пирс, указано в материале.
В письме конгрессмен выражает обеспокоенность комментариями герцога и герцогини Сассекских относительно президентских выборов в США, отмечает издание.
«Позволяя герцогу и герцогине Сассекским сохранить свои титулы и продолжать высказывать политические комментарии, британское правительство фактически попустительствует вмешательству в президентские выборы в США 2020 года», – указано в письме.
22 сентября принц Гарри и Меган Маркл выступили на церемонии объявления списка 100 самых влиятельных персон по версии Time на канале ABC. Они призвали американцев голосовать на президентских выборах, но не стали призывать к голосованию за конкретного кандидата.
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Заработные платы менеджеров «Роскосмоса» в связи с экономией были сокращены на 15–20%. Об этом сообщил глава госкорпорации Дмитрий Рогозин в комментариях к своему посту в Facebook.
«Сейчас у нас режим максимальной экономии, урезаны на 15–20% раздутые в прошлые годы зарплаты менеджмента», — написал он. По словам Рогозина, оптимизация коснулась и штата корпорации — ее аппарат сократили на 100 человек; кроме того, с 100 до 15 человек сократили аппарат Объединенной ракетно-космической корпорации (ОРКК).
«Деньги концентрируются исключительно на создании нового научно-технического задела», — подчеркнул глава «Роскосмоса».
В начале ноября стало известно, что госкорпорация запросила у правительства около 1,5 трлн руб. на создание многофункциональной спутниковой системы «Сфера», которая должна стать аналогом спутниковой системы широкополосного доступа в интернет Starlink Илона Маска. Сумма превышает бюджет всей космической отрасли на период с 2016 по 2025 год.
В начале недели «Роскосмос» сообщил, что намерен зарегистрировать в качестве товарного знака словосочетание «Русский космос» и фразу «Поехали!», произнесенную Юрием Гагариным перед стартом его первого полета в космос. В корпорации добавили, что намерены выпускать под этими товарными знаками канцелярские товары, парфюмерию, электронику, одежду, обувь и т.д.
В пресс-службе российского космического агентства заявили, что регистрация этих товарных знаков связана с защитой от недобросовестной конкуренции, а также с защитой исторической памяти.
Strictly Come Dancing star Nicola Adams has recalled the terrifying moment she was forced to step in and help save her mother Dee's life as she battled meningitis.
The Olympic boxer, 38, who is one half of Strictly's first same-sex couple with Katya Jones, has revealed that she was just 14 when her beloved mum fell seriously ill.
Speaking on Desert Island Discs, the Leeds native said that she and her younger brother Kurtis went off to school knowing Dee was unwell, but when they returned and she was still in bed, Nicola promptly called an ambulance.
She recalled: 'At the hospital they were asking her questions and her brain had already started to close down from the meningitis.
'She couldn't remember her date of birth or how old she was, she said she had two daughters. I was like, wow, she's really sick.
'We didn't realise that she was dying and that's why her brain was starting [to shut down] and that's why she couldn't remember anything. Luckily we got her to the hospital in time and they were able to save her life.'
With Nicola's dad not being in the picture at the time, a teenage Nicola was left to single-handedly take care of her younger brother Kurtis.
Nicola's dad wasn't around at the time, leaving her to look after Kurtis on her own.
'It was really tough,' she admitted. 'My mum was in hospital for a couple of months which left me and my brother at home.
'I had to pretty much do everything, I had to grow up quite quickly. I felt I had to be the strong person.'
It would be three months before Dee would finally return from the hospital, giving Nicola increased responsibility as she cared for her mother at home.
Nicola said: 'I was still taking care of my mum, even though she didn't like it very much. She wanted to be back on her feet as quickly as possible.
'I had to get my brother up, get him ready for school, make sure I got to school on time, pick him up and have dinner then take him to see my mum at the hospital.'
Once Nicola started to seriously chase her boxing dreams, it was her mother who became her solid support system.
'She loved the fact that I was doing something that I enjoyed doing,' said Nicola.
'She's always been my number one fan and the person who has worked the hardest in the background, taking me to the gym and taking me to training camps and trying to raise the funds so I could go away to competitions. She worked really hard.'
Meanwhile, Nicola as been impressing judges and fans with her routines on Strictly, but she recently revealed one possible stumbling block - her severe asthma.
Writing in her autobiography, she said: 'I have to make sure my body is ready, and I've got a gadget that I use to exercise my lungs every morning.
'It makes them bigger and stronger and I can set it to different levels so it helps to increase my lung capacity.'
Explaining how the chronic condition has left her vulnerable, she continued: 'Even now, I still don't have a very good immune system. When it gets to winter and the bugs start floating around I get chest infections and flu easily.
'I take different supplements and vitamins to try and keep myself healthy, and always plenty of vitamin C and zinc. I also eat as healthily as possible - most of the time.'
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Nicola Adams for comment.
On Friday's The Graham Norton Show, Nicola spoke candidly about making history with Strictly's first same-sex pairing alongside Katya Jones, 31.
The retired boxer said she had been asked to join the show 'every year' but made two conditions - to dance with a female and not wear a dress.
Nicola said she hopes that by dancing with Katya, she can show those who were opposed to it that it's 'just two girls dancing and that the world didn't end', and praised the show for 'pushing boundaries'.
She said: 'I've been asked every year, but I always had training commitments, and this is the first time I didn't. I only had two conditions – I wanted to dance with another woman, and I wasn't going to wear a dress.'
Talking more about dancing with Katya, the retired athlete says, 'It is really good to have that kind of diversity on TV.
'I didn't think it would be such a big deal, but I guess it is for some people. You always have to push the boundaries and show it is just two girls dancing, and that the world didn't end.'
Asked if Katya is as competitive as she is, Nicola said, 'She matches my energy and she works hard. I have to ask if I want a break or some food – it's worse than having a boxing coach.'
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed he has given his players the day off in the sun after his side's 3-0 victory against Olympiacos all but sealed their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
City only require a draw in the return fixture away to the Greek side at the end of the month to confirm their place in the last 16, after making it three wins from three in Group C at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
The forecast currently says there will be some rare sunshine in Manchester for the next three or four days, leading Guardiola to give his players time to relax before preparation begins for their highly anticipated showdown with champions Liverpool on Sunday.
'I saw the forecast and in the next three days it will be sunny here in Manchester,' Guardiola said after his side defeated Olympiacos.
'That's rare. So that's why we are going to make recovery [on Wednesday], day off the day after in the sunshine and after that, Friday and Saturday we're going to prepare for the game, so the guys need a break, the players and the staff.'
City maintained their 100 per cent start in Group C with late goals from fit-again Jesus and Joao Cancelo.
Ferran Torres gave City a 10th-minute lead as they made a strong start at the Etihad Stadium but Olympiacos were in the ascendancy before substitute Jesus turned the game decisively in their favour on 81 minutes.
City have been operating without a specialist centre forward in recent weeks and the Brazilian's return gives them greater threat ahead of this weekend's clash with Jurgen Klopp's side.
Guardiola added: 'It was important, of course, the fact he's back. It's good news, especially for the striker to score a brilliant goal. I'm delighted with most of the game and happy that Gabriel is back.'
The striker himself added: 'It's so good for me. When I got injured, I was so unhappy.
'I worked a lot to recover as quickly as possible, because I wanted to be on the pitch helping my team mates. They were doing very well so I was happy to come back and score.'
Liverpool are also coming into the game in form after thrashing Italian side Atalanta as they similarly took control of their Champions League group following Diogo Jota's hat-trick.
City ran out 4-0 winners during their last contest with the Reds, who had already been confirmed as champions before the match in early July.
Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden all netted in a devastating first-half display in which they scored three goals within 20 minutes.
But this season, Guardiola's men are sat in 10th and trail the Premier League leaders by five points heading into the fixture.