Font size: A - | A + 0 Although several new, stricter anti-pandemic rules, on which the cabinet agreed on the evening of February 28 , came into force already on the morning of Wednesday, March 3 , the respective ordinance by hygienists was missing. Our paywall policy: The Slovak Spectator has decided to make all the articles on the special measures, statistics and basic information about the coronavirus available to everyone. If you appreciate our work and would like to support good journalism, please buy our subscription . We believe this is an issue where accurate and fact-based information is important for people to cope. The Public Health Authority (ÚVZ) published it only in the evening. Here are the rules that now need to be followed: a night curfew was introduced between 20:00 and 1:00 the following day. Exceptions include: going to and from work; going to and from the doctor; walking pets; going … [Read more...] about New rules came into force, but ordinance published late
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Human rights organisation Amnesty International has published a damning report into Israel's recent military operation in the Gaza strip, saying that Israeli forces showed a "shocking disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians" and "brazenly flouted the laws of war." The report, 'Families Under the Rubble: Israeli Attacks on Unihabited Homes,' accuses Israel of seriously violating humanitarian law in its airstrikes on Palestinian homes. The report documents eight cases in which family homes in Gaza were destroyed by Israeli forces without warning in July and August 2014, during Operation Protective Edge. Of the 111 people killed in the incidents, which were selected based on the availability of witnesses, abundance of evidence and number of casualties, 104 were civilians, including 62 children. Amnesty condemned the attacks, saying it believes they were war crimes. "In all the cases documented in this report, there was a failure to take necessary precautions to avoid … [Read more...] about Amnesty Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Damning Report on Gaza Conflict
For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website . Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has a plan for how to spend $200 million earmarked for telehealth in the coronavirus emergency spending bill Congress passed last week. Pai on Monday circulated a proposal for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program , which is designed to help health care providers pay for broadband service and devices they need to provide telehealth services. President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act . As part of that bill, Congress appropriated $200 million to the FCC to quickly disseminate funding to health care providers to use telehealth services to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Pai's proposed program would help eligible health care providers purchase telecom and broadband services as well as devices necessary for providing telehealth services. The FCC … [Read more...] about FCC Chairman Pai proposes COVID-19 telehealth program
Marie Ulven, a.k.a. Girl in Red , stops herself mid-apology — the kind you utter when you think you’re talking too fast or you’re unsure whether the listener gets your drift. “I’m not gonna say sorry,” the 22-year-old musician says firmly, breaking off from a discussion of her new album, If I Could Make It Go Quiet . “I don’t want to be that person who apologizes for everything. I’m not sorry. There you go, Marie. You’re the protagonist.” Even though Ulven is Zooming in from Oslo — with the camera off — her personality crackles across the miles and timezones. Delightfully verbose, snarkily self-deprecating, and “really bad at boundaries” (her words), Ulven has carved out a place for herself in indie rock by appealing to her listeners’ insecurities and yearnings. Her Girl in Red persona — think Billie Eilish’s self-aware bluster, mixed with a healthy splash of early ‘00s college rock — grapples in equal turns with mental health and sometimes unrequited lust. It’s a combination … [Read more...] about Girl in Red’s Supercharged Indie Rock Honesty
Source: Darren Baker/Shutterstock If I wanted to know how people who are not married are doing when they reach the age of 65 and beyond, I would ask them about the joys and successes of their lives, as well as their challenges and difficulties. But social scientists haven’t often viewed single seniors as people who are psychologically strong and resilient , so instead they study only the “strains” in their lives. Nonetheless, I’m grateful for a study that does not toss all unmarried people into the same bin, but instead asks about the experiences of the different kinds of unmarried people. Among seniors, who experiences single life as especially difficult? Is it the lifelong single people, who never got a taste of marriage ? Or is it the widowed people or maybe the divorced ? Do Blacks or Whites experience more “single strain”? Does it depend on whether we are talking about women or men? What counts as “single strain”? The researchers conducted face-to-face … [Read more...] about Do Lifelong Singles Fare Better Later in Life?
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” the Republican Party is a “cult of death.” Discussing Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) lifting the COVID-19 mask mandate, anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “It sounds like it isn’t going to work on the science side. There’s a lot of skepticism in Texas that it’s not going to work on the economic side as well. Why is he doing it?” O’Rourke said, “They literally want to sacrifice the lives of our fellow Texans, for I don’t know, for political gain? To satisfy certain powerful interests within the state? This isn’t hyperbole. You heard our lieutenant governor, arguably one of the most powerful positions in the state of Texas, say on Fox News at the beginning of the pandemic, we are willing to died. Old people are willing to sacrifice their lives in order for the economy to reopen. It won’t be just any older Texans who die. We know disproportionately it will be black and brown Texans who do. You heard our former Governor Rick … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke: Republican Party Is a ‘Cult of Death’ — They ‘Literally Want to Sacrifice’ Lives
Rents in Denver have fallen during the pandemic, according to a recent market report, but that doesn’t mean apartment developers are any less keen on a city that was a hot spot for rent growth before COVID-19 came calling. In fact, the number of would-be apartments in the planning pipeline for the metro area hit a record 46,000 in December, according to Denver data firm Apartment Insights. The X Company, the Chicago-based developer behind the X Denver apartment tower that is inching toward completion after nearly three years of construction just north of Coors Field at 3100 Inca St., embodies that enthusiasm for the Mile High City even in the face of shifting consumer preferences. X Denver offers traditional studio and one-bedroom apartments inside its 12-story, 455-apartment frame, but the X Company also allows people to rent individual bedrooms with private bathrooms in two-, three- and four-bedroom “co-living” apartments with shared kitchens and common areas. Tenants can … [Read more...] about The X Denver apartment building is all about shared community space. Will it and other new projects succeed in the pandemic?
Jaime Aguilar remembers when he left the office to work at home — March 13 — and can tell you the precise number of days he’s been away. “They gathered us around and told us starting tomorrow, we are going to work from home until we figure out what is going on with this pandemic. They talked about coming back in July. And then July passed. I have been working from home for 186 days now, but who is counting,” he said last week. The transition was “very exciting” at first, said Aguilar, a digital communication specialist at the Community First Foundation in Arvada. But it didn’t take long for problems to emerge and frustrations to mount. Early on, his old computer didn’t prove robust enough to handling video meetings. When Aguilar’s wife, Denver City Councilwoman Jamie Torres, joined him in the home office, it strained the broadband connection. The pair had to juggle who got the office for Zoom and Microsoft Team meetings, and how to allocate Wi-Fi. Some problems involved … [Read more...] about Mental health challenges rise as remote work arrangements drag on
(CBS) – The peak of entertainment comes to a smart device near you today with the launch of Paramount+ . Formerly CBS All Access, Paramount+ puts over 30,000 episodes, 2,500 movie titles along with over 1,000 live sporting events, plus around-the-clock news coverage at your finger tips. In addition to streaming Paramount+ originals and content from across the ViacomCBS family of properties, Paramount+ will also feature Paramount Studio movies released after short theatrical releases including upcoming films A Quiet Place II , Paw Patrol: The Movie and Mission Impossible 7 . See below for more specifics on Paramount+ originals, returning series, movie releases, live sports and news, as well as pricing. READ MORE: Kidsburgh: Family-Fun Activities In March Paramount+ Original Series Scripted Dramas Criminal Minds – top rated series in broadcast and streaming returns with a new scripted series that brings the team back together to investigate a single, … [Read more...] about LIST: Paramount+ Launches Offering Over 30,000 Episodes And Movies Plus Live News And Sports
Subscription boxes are a busy parent's best friend. You're juggling work, kids, and extracurricular activities on a weekly basis — you don't exactly have time each week to whip up fun activities for you to do together. But what's the alternative? Sticking your kid in front of an iPad for hours on end? Nah. That's where subscription boxes come in. SEE ALSO: Foodies, rejoice: These are the subscription boxes you'll love Some of the best kid-friendly subscription boxes are the ones created by parents, for parents. There are tons of boxes out there that can act as your monthly helping hand. Box themes are seriously diverse, so you're bound to find a subscription that seems like it was made for you and your family: Your kid loves crafts but you don't have time to spend an hour in Michael's? There's a box for that. Your kid loves learning but educational shows on Nick Jr. aren't cutting it? There's a box for that. Your kid is growing like a weed and you're tired … [Read more...] about 14 kid-friendly subscription boxes parents will love