After months of relative quiet amid the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong, defying the city's ban on gatherings to voice their opposition to a new "national security" law proposed by Beijing which would threaten the city's autonomy and the civil liberties of its residents.
“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” Dr. Mike deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, just outside of Oakland, told ABC7 of the apparent mental health crisis. “I mean, we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks,” he told the station, which did not give figures to back the claims.
The plastic cash substitute has been the most popular holiday item on shoppers' lists for 13 years in a row. In 2019 alone, U.S. consumers loaded up on gift cards from brands like Starbucks, Amazon and Home Depot to the tune of about $98 billion — a 90% increase from 2005. But a lot of that money is winding up at the bottom of dresser drawers and forgotten in wallets.
“He still wants a relationship with China but the Huawei deal is going to be significantly scaled back. Officials have been instructed to come up with a plan to reduce Huawei’s involvement as quickly as possible,” a government source told The Telegraph.
The Times explained that the list of 1,000 people was designed to remind Americans that there are human faces behind the death toll – but pundits and readers were far from united in their reception of the piece.
Predictably, the front page spread sparked an avalanche of partisan finger-pointing. Some wondered aloud how many of the deceased had perished in nursing homes, and called out New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for sending Covid patients to stay in these high-risk facilities.
The government is recruiting unemployed citizens, especially those who receive social security or unemployment income, as an extension of its uniformed security services during the second phase of the coronavirus lockdown, Italian media reported.
With social media, people have become obsessed with their own visibility. Whether they're aware of it or not, influencers are constantly fighting to be seen and battling that "threat of invisibility," said Ciarán Mc Mahon, PhD, the author of "The Psychology of Social Media." hild stars often become addicted to fame, and thousands of influencers fighting for attention may be extremely disappointed when they are one day unable to keep it up...
They already wanted to monitor your vaccination records and tie that to your passport, introduce mandatory vaccinations and clampdown on “misinformation”. They just didn’t have a reason yet. This was a situation which required a crisis and, fortuitously, it got one...
Sliwa, dressed in a wet suit — and his trademark red Guardian Angels beret — strolled into the surf and swam around for about an hour without consequence, while a crowd of people on a pier near the old Parachute Jump cheered for him. Seven or eight Parks officers tried ordering the Guardian Angels’ founder and mayoral candidate out of the drink at one point, but when he refused, they just stood and stared from the sand.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak set a tentative date of June 4 to reopen casinos statewide following two weeks of continued decrease in both new cases and hospitalizations. Should the decline continue through the weekend, Sisolak will hold a press conference on Tuesday to reveal further rollbacks as part of the next phase to reopen the state.
Daniel Andrews signed Victoria up to controversial Belt and Road Initiative. Chinese scheme gives infrastructure loans and investment as a soft power play U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned it was a security risk for Australia. Australia would be cut off from vital intelligence sharing if it became an issue...