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    Evening Briefing Monday 18th September

    enSeptember 18, 2023

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    • Allegations of sexual assault, rape, and emotional abuse against Russell BrandPower and influence can shield abusive behavior, but it's crucial to support those who come forward and address and prevent such behavior in all workplaces and industries.

      Power and influence can shield abusive behavior, especially in the entertainment industry. This was highlighted in a report by The Times and The Sunday Times, which accused comedian Russell Brand of sexual assault, rape, and emotional abuse against multiple women, including a 16-year-old schoolgirl. The allegations have led to calls for transparency from the BBC and Channel 4, as well as potential investigations into such behavior in the TV industry. The seriousness of these allegations was acknowledged by the prime minister's official spokesman, who urged for openness and accountability. It takes immense courage for individuals to speak out against those in power, and it's crucial that we support and believe those who come forward. This incident underscores the importance of addressing and preventing such behavior in all workplaces and industries.

    • Significant developments in the UK and beyondBritish-American conservationist Murad Tabas released from US custody. Millions in UK can book COVID-19 booster jabs. Barry Bennell, former football coach, dies in prison. Thousands rally for indigenous rights in Australia. UnitedHealthcare offers flexible health insurance plans.

      There were significant developments on multiple fronts in the UK and beyond on this day. Murad Tabas, a British-American conservationist of Iranian descent, was among five detainees released from US custody and returned to Qatar as part of a deal. Meanwhile, in the UK, millions of people can now book coronavirus booster jabs as part of an accelerated winter vaccination program in response to an emerging COVID-19 variant. In other news, former football coach Barry Bennell, who was serving a 34-year sentence for child sex offenses, has died in prison. In Australia, thousands rallied in support of constitutional recognition and a voice for indigenous people, but polling suggests the referendum may be in jeopardy. And finally, for those seeking flexibility in their health insurance, UnitedHealthcare Insurance Plans offer flexible and budget-friendly medical, dental, and vision coverage.

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      1800flowers.com is more than just an online destination for buying gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, or "just because." The company puts heart and care into every aspect of their business, from their farmers and bakers to their florists and makers. This dedication to delivering a smile is evident in every product they create, because they understand that the importance of celebrating life's special moments with friends and family cannot be overstated. Whether it's a bouquet of flowers, a delicious baked good, or a thoughtful gift, everything from 1800 Flowers is made with love and care. To learn more about the company's mission and offerings, visit 1800flowers.com/acast.

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