When Ross returned, he called a meeting in the canteen, a dimly-lit prefab structure set slightly apart from the other buildings on the compound, to give staff the news. They were furious, and a group of about 15 came to Ntinu to demand answers. "You are talking about very angry people, who are hungry, who don't have anything to feed their families," she said. … [Read more...] about Spencon: Inside the collapse of an African construction giant
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It was delivered sardonically, undoubtedly tongue-in-cheek, but was also a useful pointer to white, liberal, middle-class feeling. It was also an unintended guide to what we talk about when we talk about gentrification – that the filter for the media conversation remains depressingly narrow. The rise in volume of media coverage of gentrification in Britain has not been accompanied by a rise in awareness that minority citizens are more likely to be victims of displacement. The neighbourhoods on the receiving end of racial profiling and stop-and-search by police, or aggressive raids by border agents, are the same ones transforming into places ready to have the word “village” added to their name. For every story about the Focus E15 mums there have been two more along the lines of “I’m middle-class and even I’m being pushed out of London”. … [Read more...] about Gentrification X: how an academic argument became the people’s protest
At this time, Glencairn is working to make more of its programs and tours available as virtual experiences, so check the website and social pages for updates. The public can also connect with Visitor Services at 267.502.2990 or [email protected] for the latest status. … [Read more...] about Glencairn Museum closes doors & campus in response to COVID-19
"Plastic does not inherently make something clean and safe," said Ivy Schlegel, a research specialist for Greenpeace USA, in a recent report from the environmental group. Schlegel pointed out that a number of studies, including one published March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that "the virus will persist on plastic longer than almost any material examined [up to three days in laboratory conditions — editor's note], which could call into question the safety of the majority of plastic-packaged items in supermarkets." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Can we still live sustainably?
Under the agreement, Vietnam will cut 65 percent of import tax on EU commodities right after the deal takes effect, while the rest will be erased over a 10-year period. Meanwhile, the EU will cut more than 70 percent of tariffs on Vietnam's commodities right after the deal takes effect, while the rest will be abolished in the seven subsequent years./. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 6
Go Jenny: It is incredibly modern with floor-to-ceiling windows with concrete slabs that look out at a lush lawn. Often Alex and J-Lo are seen spending time with their combined four children on the grass and by the massive swimming pool … [Read more...] about Hollywood At Home: Kylie, Kourtney and Sofia show off their multi-million-dollar mansions as they self-isolate from COVID-19 in style
'To be frank, I think it's a load of bulls**t. The numbers at the minute just do not warrant these restrictions and I'm shocked by how many people are just buying into it,' a woman who wanted only to be known as Rosemary said. … [Read more...] about Australia’s bizarre lockdown penalties: Break the rules by hitting the beach and nobody bats an eyelid – but go on a driving lesson with your mum or sit down with a friend and you’ll get slugged
There was a spike in the number of deaths over the weekend, with two deaths on Sunday following four fatalities of men aged 61, 76, 80 and 91 - three of who were passengers on the doomed Ruby Princess cruise ship - on Saturday, all of them in NSW … [Read more...] about We all want to get out of lockdown – but these people are making it last LONGER: Sydneysiders keep flocking to Cronulla and Manly despite warnings from police – so why aren’t they being fined?
Facebook’s early experiments with chatbots was a step in that direction, and now the company has announced an overhaul of its platform to try and bring more and more of our connected life in to Messenger. That means simple fun, like turn-by-turn multiplayer games and bots who’ll play with you if your friends aren’t available; it means connection with the physical world, thanks to the addition of a new form of QR code that you can scan at events to immediately connect with brands; and it means new discovery features to let you actually find some of those bots without needing to be told where they are beforehand. … [Read more...] about Eight visions of Facebook’s future from its F8 conference
A few days later, the health department announced a flurry of steps to halt the contagion. Two residential units in Laguna Honda’s South tower, housing 60 people each, were placed under quarantine. All residents were prevented from leaving the facility. The department tested more staff members and residents. A handful of experts from the CDC and state health department parachuted in to give advice, and Mayor London Breed and Sen. Dianne Feinstein wrote separate letters to federal agencies, pleading for 100 additional support personnel. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus outbreak at SF’s largest nursing home: Early missteps, delayed response at Laguna Honda