July, 2020

 

Coronavirus: Shielding put on ‘pause’ in Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Special advice for those who have been shielding has ended Shielding has been paused in Scotland for people considered more vulnerable to Covid-19. Since 24 July, those in the shielding category have been able to shop and meet others indoors. They can now follow the same general advice as the rest of the population. But First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said those who had been shielding should be “especially careful” about using face masks, hand hygiene and physical distancing. Shielding to be paused in Scotland


India Atkinson: TikTok disability educator goes viral

India Atkinson has become a social media sensation for educating people about her disability. The 20-year-old from Belfast has Symbrachydactyly, a rare condition meaning she was born without fingers on her left hand. She says there is often a stigma attached to having a disability and she wants to make others feel comfortable by showing it off. She started making TikTok videos to address common misconceptions about her disability using humour. Growing up, India often heard the word “weird” being used to describe her hand. Had there been someone with


James Murdoch resigns from board of News Corp | James Murdoch

James Murdoch has resigned from the board of News Corp, the media company said on Friday, citing “disagreements” over editorial content. The resignation severs Murdoch’s final formal link to the media empire his father, Rupert Murdoch, created. James’s older brother Lachlan heads Fox Corporation. In a letter of resignation filed on Friday afternoon, Murdoch wrote: “My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions.” News Corp’s News UK division owns the Times, the Sunday Times and the Sun


James Murdoch Resigns From Board of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp

James Murdoch resigned on Friday from the board of News Corp, stepping aside from his final formal role within the media empire of his father, Rupert Murdoch. “My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions,” Mr. Murdoch, 47, wrote in his resignation letter, which News Corp disclosed in a filing shortly after close of business on Friday. News Corp is the newspaper arm of the Murdoch kingdom, publishing influential broadsheets like The Wall Street Journal as well


Opinion | Coronavirus Forced Indian Workers on a Deadly Journey

Every year, when the factory closed for the Diwali holidays, Amrit would come back to visit. The friends would walk about the village, Saiyub told me. He was working construction at the time, whenever there was an opportunity. Amrit spoke about the factory, urging his friend to move to the city. “I will find you a job in Surat,” Amrit promised. Precise numbers are hard to arrive at, but scholars of urbanization and migration estimate that India has more than a 100 million migrant workers. The majority come from the


A Brief History of ‘Karen’

In 1965, it was the third-most-popular baby name in the United States. In 2018, it was the 635th — and today it’s even less popular. How did Karens fall so far? Source link


Mexican president Amlo says he will wear mask ‘when there is no corruption’ | Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexico’s president has said he will only wear a mask when the country eradicates corruption – a pledge made the day after Mexico surpassed the United Kingdom in total Covid-19 deaths. Speaking to reporters on Friday morning, Andrés Manuel López Obrador said: “You know when I’m going to put on a mask? When there is no corruption. Then I’ll put on a mask and I’ll stop talking.” Like his populist counterparts Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump, the president, popularly known as Amlo, has appeared skeptical over masks since the start


Design Museum celebrates electronic music in new exhibition – Channel 4 News

London’s Design Museum is celebrating the hypnotic world of electronic music with a new exhibition. And since we won’t be able to enjoy music in clubs for the foreseeable future, a museum tour might just be the next best thing. People certainly miss live shows – the museum has already sold 10,000 tickets. A warning, this report contains flashing and strobing images from the start. Source link


A Momentous First Night Back for the N.B.A.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — When his postgame Zoom interview was over, before making a triumphant exit to the team bus, Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz acknowledged that the historic play he was savoring did not go exactly as planned. “I wasn’t supposed to get a post-up,” Gobert said. “I was supposed to get a dunk.” After using a Donovan Mitchell screen to shake free, finally corralling a deflected pass and then spinning back toward the baseline, Gobert dropped the ball in over his former teammate Derrick Favors inside


Chris Packham loses bid for legal challenge over HS2

Image caption Environmental campaigner Chris Packham said he was “deeply disappointed” by the ruling TV naturalist Chris Packham has lost his Court of Appeal bid to challenge the government over the HS2 high-speed rail scheme. He had argued there were failings in the way the government decided to give the project the go-ahead. In April, the Springwatch presenter was refused permission by judges in the High Court for a full judicial review of the decision. Mr Packham said he was “deeply disappointed” by the ruling. In giving the decision, Lord