L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’ from all skincare products | World News

L’Oreal is to remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products, the French cosmetics giant has announced.

The Paris-based company made the decision in the wake of global protests against racism, which were sparked by the killing of George Floyd in the US last month.

L’Oreal said in a statement that it had “decided to remove the words ‘white/whitening’, ‘fair/fairness’, ‘light/lightening’ from all its skin evening products”.

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The move follows a similar decision by Anglo-Dutch firm Unilever on Thursday.

Companies around the world have faced criticism in the wake of Mr Floyd’s death, which happened after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis.

L’Oreal said earlier this month that it “stands in solidarity with the Black community and against injustice of any kind”.

Channelling its famous slogan, the statement added: “Speaking out is

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Six companies in ‘Project Birch’ rescue talks with Treasury

The Treasury is in talks with just six companies as part of its programme to support strategically important enterprises, in a sign that the government has set a high bar for access to its “Project Birch” rescue scheme. 

Celsa Steel UK, the Cardiff-based subsidiary of Spanish steelmaker Celsa Group, is set to become the first company to secure a loan under the programme, with an announcement expected in the coming days.

In return for £30m, Celsa will have to accept terms that include assurances on the workforce, reductions in emissions and strict curbs on executive pay.

According to government and industry sources, only five others remain in detailed discussions over taking similar rescue loans.

Jaguar Land Rover, which earlier this month raised £560m from a group of Chinese banks, is one of the businesses holding talks, according to people familiar with the matter. The carmaker declined to comment on its

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Blow the cobwebs from the UK’s apprenticeship programme

The writer is Conservative MP for Harlow and chair of the Commons education select committee

Though the announcement about British pubs reopening has grabbed attention, far more exciting is the prime minister’s statement this month that he would offer an apprenticeship guarantee to every young person.

In principle, this is pretty radical — it is a policy I have campaigned for. But what does an apprenticeship guarantee mean in practice? It could be guaranteed funding for all employers who want to offer an apprenticeship. Or, just offering an apprenticeship to a young person if there is one available.

The answer is something much more ambitious. We are recasting our priorities to place apprenticeships at the centre of the UK’s skills policy — to create a new culture, making apprenticeships the lifeblood of our training and employment system.

Why is an apprenticeship guarantee important? Even before coronavirus hit, our country faced

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Facebook to flag posts that break rules (including Trump’s) as ad boycott widens | Science & Tech News

Facebook has said it will flag posts from “newsworthy” politicians that break its rules, including those from US President Donald Trump.

The move came as a number of major advertisers joined a call to boycott the social network.

Facebook‘s CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously shown reluctance to take action against Mr Trump, saying people should be able to read or watch statements from political leaders without them being filtered.

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Twitter, meanwhile, has for the last month been stepping in and labelling any of Mr Trump’s tweets it deems break its rules.

Until Friday, posts that had been flagged on Twitter remained unmediated on Facebook, which had led to criticism from Mr Trump’s opponents and some Facebook employees.

On Friday night, Mr Zuckerberg said he was taking action to “help everyone stay safe, stay informed, and ultimately

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