Study finds high media use in kids from low-income families — ScienceDaily

Kindergartners from low-income families spent more than six hours a day in front of screens during two early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small Ohio study suggests. That is nearly double the screen time found before the pandemic in similar children, according to other research. Caregivers from low-income households may have faced more difficulties […]

Study asked users to evaluate YouTube videos about e-cigarettes — ScienceDaily

People are more persuaded by the actual messages contained in social media posts than they are by how many others viewed the posts, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people watched YouTube videos either for or against e-cigarette use, their level of persuasion wasn’t directly affected by whether the video said it was […]

UK’s ‘longest-suffering Covid patient’ who has been in hospital for a YEAR vomits every day

A coronavirus survivor thought to be Britain’s longest-suffering patient has been left vomiting every day.  Jason Kelk, 49, from Leeds, was rushed to hospital with a chest infection last April, which turned out to be Covid.  The primary school IT teacher, who has not left the hospital since, was transferred to intensive care and hooked […]

How Big Brother star was released from hospital 12 hours before she died weighing less than 31kg

Tragic Big Brother star Nikki Grahame was the victim of a series of care failures that led to her ‘entirely avoidable’ death from anorexia, those closest to the 38-year-old have claimed. They have also revealed Nikki’s ‘desperate struggle’ to get treatment over the last six months, during which time she was discharged from hospital twice […]

The NHS failings that cost Nikki Grahame her life

Tragic Big Brother star Nikki Grahame was the victim of a series of NHS care failures that led to her ‘entirely avoidable’ death from anorexia, those closest to the 38-year-old have claimed. They have also revealed Nikki’s ‘desperate struggle’ to get treatment over the last six months, during which time she was discharged from hospital […]

That five-star rating? It doesn’t say what you think it does — ScienceDaily

Five-star ratings are no guarantee to lead you to the perfect barber who truly understands your hair or to the espresso machine that brews a perfect cup of coffee. That’s because most products online are now rated positively, making it harder than ever to truly discern whether they will succeed in the marketplace. A new […]

Grida Duma i përgjigjet pyetjeve të qytetarëve / “Do doja më shumë kohë për veten, të bëj gjëra faktive, jo vetëm të flas në politikë”

Kandidatja për deputete e PD-së në Qarkun e Tiranës, Grida Duma ka bërë një interviste ndryshe nga herët e tjera. Ajo i është përgjigjur pyetjeve kurioze të qytetarëve pa hezitim, në emisionin e moderatores së njohur Rudina Magjistari. Qytetarja: Më thoni tre gjëra që doni të ndryshoni në jetën tuaj. Grida Duma: Kohë më shumë […]

Myanmar’s UN ambassador fired after anti-coup speech as military intensifies crackdown on protesters

State television MRTV announced Kyaw Moe Tun’s removal on Saturday evening local time, saying he had “abused the power and responsibilities of a permanent ambassador” and that he “betrays the country.” Speaking to Reuters following his firing, Kyaw Moe Tun said that he “decided to fight back as long as I can.” The announcement came […]

Ron Klain emerges as a force behind the scenes — and on Twitter

A month into the job, he is facing the most significant blowback of his tenure after pushing for a controversial friend to lead Biden’s budget office without consulting first with key senators, leading to questions about overconfidence in dealing with an evenly divided Senate. Central figure Since the moment Klain was selected to serve as […]

Miscalculating Sinema and Manchin could end up costing Biden

“DANGEROUS CREATURE,” the Arizona Democrat’s sweater blared in all-capital letters. Tanden’s nomination was already on life support after Manchin said he would not support her, citing old tweets she wrote that disparaged members of both parties. And like Sinema, the West Virginia Democrat also says he opposes the increase in the minimum wage. The outsized […]

LA Times reporter explains how he led the way on the Tiger Woods story

Richard Winton, the prominent law enforcement reporter for the Los Angeles Times, was sitting in his home office late on Tuesday morning when he saw a tweet fly across his screen. The tweet was from KFI-AM’s Steven Gregory who was reporting that Tiger Woods had been injured in a serious crash. “I immediately started chasing […]

8 ways to fall back asleep after waking in the night

Then before you know it, your mind is flooded with things you forgot to do, worries over finances or reliving an unpleasant experience you planned to forget. Sleep is a lost cause — or is it? Here are eight tips from sleep and anxiety experts on how to shut down that whirling dervish of a […]

Pandemic stress is causing paranoia

“What do you need it for? What are you going to do with it?” my colleague asked me, Zoom eyes wide with fear. “Whoa there,” I wanted to say. There was no need to get concerned. I had simply asked a coworker for a straightforward piece of information that in normal times would have evoked […]

Sony A8H TV sale: Save on our luxury TV pick at Amazon

(CNN) —   Our best luxury TV pick, Sony’s A8H, is a stellar OLED television that offers a true-to-OLED experience with vibrant colors and deep contrast points. Better yet, the 55-inch model is marked down at Amazon right now. Sony A8H 55-Inch ($1,498, originally $1,899.99; With this TV, you’re getting an ultra-thin OLED panel; […]

‘Allen v. Farrow’ is the latest example of ‘consequences culture’

It’s the latest in a wave of documentary films that seek to mete out what some may say is long overdue justice. The HBO series explores allegations by Dylan Farrow that her father, filmmaker Woody Allen, sexually molested her in 1992 when she was 7. Allen has repeatedly denied the claims. It comes on the […]

Malcolm X: We can finally meet the real man (opinion)

No less than Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X hovers over this national moment of reckoning around racial justice. His continued resonance in policy arenas related to ending mass incarceration, police brutality and the war on drugs is evident. So is Malcolm’s indefatigable pursuit of a human rights agenda broad enough to recognize the universality […]

Opinion: Ted Cruz isn’t the only issue in Texas

Nearly a year ago, the Covid-19 pandemic began bringing death, disease and economic distress to millions of households. But the disaster hasn’t come alone — a host of others have struck the US in the past 12 months. The 2020 hurricane season broke the record for the number of major storms, forcing meteorologists to dip […]

Biden’s polling is steadier than Trump’s

Biden’s average approval rating is 55% and his average disapproval rating is 39%, which makes for an average net approval rating of +16 points. So far, Biden’s proven to be even steadier than Trump. And very much unlike Trump, people seem to actually like what Biden is doing. Biden’s net approval rating a month ago […]

How Biden’s massive Covid relief bill was put on a glide path to passage

While Biden’s hope for GOP support on Capitol Hill has all but disappeared in the last several weeks, his enthusiasm for the proposal — and his view that despite its high price tag it will only serve to bolster Democrats as they remain unified — has hardly waned. “I learned based on the polling data […]

Opinion: Joe Manchin’s realism is just what the country needs

Sen. Joe Manchin, widely viewed as the most conservative Democrat in the now 50-50 US Senate, has announced he will support the budget resolution on Covid-19 relief being introduced by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders. In so doing, Manchin has laid down a marker: he is with his party at the beginning of this […]

Lindsey Graham heads to Mar-a-Lago on a peace mission as Trump’s latest intra-party feud rages

According to a person familiar with his plans, Graham plans to spend his time on the golf course with Trump — ideally convincing the former president that regaining congressional majorities for Republicans will help bolster his own presidential legacy. This person said Graham wants to be “constructive,” urging Trump to use his influence for the […]

Opinion: Why ‘It’s a Sin’ resonates for the Covid generation

“It’s a Sin” isn’t a show about the current Covid-19 pandemic. It’s about the last great pandemic to engulf Britain and America: the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. It’s the creation of Russell T. Davies, the showrunner behind the 2005 revival of “Dr Who” and 1999’s “Queer as Folk.” Now he’s retelling the […]

Opinion: Rush Limbaugh was the architect of Donald Trump’s presidency

Limbaugh, who announced last February that he was battling advanced cancer, died Wednesday at age 70. At the center of most discussions of right-wing media’s role in propping up the Trump presidency, Fox News looms largest. But talk radio played just as big a role. And Limbaugh’s show was the most important of all, not […]

Demi Lovato reveals she had multiple strokes, brain damage after overdose

The trailer for “Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil” previews Lovato’s journey prior to and following her near fatal overdose in 2018 and reveals the singer suffered multiple strokes and a heart attack. “My doctors said that I had five to ten more minutes,” she says in the documentary, speaking about the incident. In a […]

Biden to press for Covid-19 relief package during CNN’s Wisconsin town hall

Biden’s first work trip outside Washington since taking office signals his intent on making a public sales pitch for his agenda after spending nearly a month in the shadow of the impeachment proceedings, which ended in acquittal on Saturday. Aides say the President, known for his outgoing style with voters, has been eager to escape […]

Australia parliament rape allegations: Scott Morrison apologizes, promises probe

Morrison promised an investigation in the alleged rape and the culture inside the country’s political capital, a day after the former staff went to the media with her story. Brittany Higgins alleges she was raped by a former colleague in the defense minister’s office after an evening work event in March 2019. In an interview […]

Bed & Breakfast In Le Lamentin

Paying royalties entitles you to use these works in full respect of copyright/authors’ rights. Here we find a mix of abroad news, reside protection of major regional occasions, programme highlights, mini web sites specially dedicated to main occasions and all helpful native info such as weather, site visitors updates, and so on. Self-distribution permits Canal […]

Tear gas fired as thousands protest in Paris against security bill

Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 16:24 Thousands protested in Paris on Saturday to denounce police violence and President Emmanuel Macron’s security policy plans which the demonstrators say would crimp civil liberties. In one incident, police fired tear gas and charged after fireworks were launched at their lines. Hooded youths smashed one store window. There were violent clashes between protesters and police in […]

`Në garë` për presidentin

Partitë politike në Kosovë kanë shprehur qëndrimet e tyre sa i përket zgjedhjes së presidentit të ri të vendit. Pas dorëheqjes së ish-presidentit Hashim Thaçi, nga 5 nëntori detyrën e presidentes është duke e ushtruar kryeparlamentarja Vjosa Osmani, e cila s’ mund të qëndrojë në këtë pozitë më shumë se gjashtë muaj. Ndërkohë, partitë e […]

Saudi Arabia says end to diplomatic rift with Qatar is ‘within reach’

Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 08:10 Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday a resolution to a bitter dispute with Qatar seemed “within reach” after Kuwait announced progress towards ending a row that Washington says hampers a united Gulf front against Iran. The United States and Kuwait have worked to end the dispute, during which Saudi […]

California announces regional lockdown plan as Covid-19 overwhelms hospitals

Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 23:57 The number of U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations topped 100,000 for the first time, as California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday said he was likely to impose stay-at-home orders on every region of the state except the San Francisco Bay Area later this week. California’s new policy will take effect in any […]

America’s outbreak enters worst phase

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The first vaccines are only weeks away but the winter is looking bleak for the United States, where the coronavirus outbreak is worse than ever and 150,000 more people could perish by February. The death rate is back to where it was in springtime, far exceeding 2,000 a day and bringing […]

Macron declares national day of mourning for Giscard d’Estaing on December 9

Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 21:06 French President Emmanuel Macron said in a TV address on Thursday evening that France would pay tribute to the late president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing with a national day of mourning next Wednesday, December 9. The centrist former head of state died on Wednesday from Covid-19 at the age of 94. […]

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, ‘modernist’ French president, dies at 94

France’s former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who brought about rapid social change and was a leading force in founding the European Union, died Wednesday at the age of 94 from complications linked to Covid-19, his family said. Although Giscard d’Estaing only served a single term as president from 1974 to 1981, his death marks the […]

Vaccines Are Coming, but Pandemic Experts Expect a ‘Horrible’ Winter

Each week, good news about vaccines or antibody treatments surfaces, offering hope that an end to the pandemic is at hand. And yet this holiday season presents a grim reckoning. The United States has reached an appalling milestone: more than one million new coronavirus cases every week. Hospitals in some states are full to bursting. […]

Trump questions whether Supreme Court would hear election challenge as options dwindle

Issued on: 29/11/2020 – 20:56 President Donald Trump on Sunday questioned whether the Supreme Court would ever hear a case airing his unproven allegations of widespread election fraud as senior U.S. Republicans said a transition to a Joe Biden presidency looked inevitable.  Trump‘s comments in a telephone interview with Fox News Channel suggested a growing resignation to the results of […]

Maradona’s doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter

Issued on: 29/11/2020 – 18:20 Diego Maradona’s personal doctor was on Sunday being investigated for involuntary manslaughter four days after the Argentina legend suffered a fatal heart attack, prosecutors in San Isidro near Buenos Aires reported. Police raided Leopoldo Luque’s surgery and home in search of possible evidence pointing to negligence, according to television images. […]

Rockets target Eritrea capital after Ethiopia declares victory in Tigray

Issued on: 29/11/2020 – 15:10 Rockets launched from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region targeted the capital of Eritrea several hours after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared military operations in the region were over, diplomats told AFP on Sunday. It remained impossible to independently verify whether the regional capital Mekele was completely under federal government control, […]

Eritrea hit by rocket fire as Ethiopia presses ahead with Tigray offensive

Issued on: 28/11/2020 – 11:51 Eritrea’s capital came under fire from Ethiopia’s breakaway Tigray region Friday, raising fears that Ethiopia’s internal conflict could spread as leader Abiy Ahmed resisted calls for dialogue. For more than three weeks now, Ethiopia and Tigray have engaged in fierce fighting that the International Crisis Group said Friday had left […]

Anger at police beating galvanises French protests against security bill

Issued on: 28/11/2020 – 09:52 Dozens of rallies are planned on Saturday against a proposed French law that critics say will undermine the media’s ability to scrutinise police behaviour, with the country shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a black man. French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said images of police beating […]

Argentine prosecutors investigate possible negligence in Maradona death

Issued on: 28/11/2020 – 07:32 Argentine prosecutors were investigating Friday the circumstances surrounding the death of Diego Maradona and whether it could have involved medical negligence, judicial sources said. “There are already irregularities,” a close family member told AFP. Maradona‘s lawyer, Matias Morla, had earlier called for an investigation into claims that ambulances took more […]

France weighs forcing coronavirus-infected patients to isolate

As France seeks to ease its Covid-19 lockdown and stem the virus’s spread, French President Emmanuel Macron this week proposed compelling those infected to isolate from others. His prime minister Jean Castex followed suit and promised draft legislation on the matter soon. Already, though, the prospect of forcing people to fall in line on coronavirus […]

Macron ‘very shocked’ by police brutality images as pressure on govt mounts

Issued on: 27/11/2020 – 16:42 French President Emmanuel Macron is “very shocked” by the images of police beating a Black music producer in Paris, a presidential official said on Friday, as pressure on the government mounted with top politicians and sportsmen expressing outrage over the incident. A day after the publication of images of a […]

Iran’s top nuclear scientist ‘assassinated’, says state media

Issued on: 27/11/2020 – 16:54 An Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear programme until its disbanding in the early 2000s was “assassinated” Friday, state television said.  Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died of injuries in hospital after armed assassins fired on his car, Iranian media reported. Fakhrizadeh has long been described by Western, […]

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60

Issued on: 25/11/2020 – 18:08 Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack at the age of 60, his spokesman announced Wednesday. The announcement came two weeks after Maradona was released from a Buenos Aires hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain. Alongside Brazil’s Pele, Maradona is widely regarded […]

France to ease lockdown as world ramps up vaccine preparations

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain France on Tuesday was set to become the latest country to ease coronavirus restrictions in the run-up to Christmas, as Russia joined in a flurry of encouraging announcements about possible vaccines. In an evening television address, French President Emmanuel Macron was also expected to announce a strategy for procuring vaccines as […]

Trial of Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy over corruption opens in Paris

Issued on: 23/11/2020 – 03:44 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial Monday for attempted bribery of a judge in what could turn into a humiliating postscript to a political career tainted by a litany of legal woes. Though he is not the first modern French head of state in the dock — his […]

French foreign minister agrees that Trump election challenges are ‘irresponsible’

Issued on: 22/11/2020 – 16:59Modified: 22/11/2020 – 17:02 France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday he shares the view of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden that President Donald Trump’s challenges to the US presidential results are “irresponsible”. France’s foreign minister said on Sunday he shares U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s view that President Donald Trump’s challenge to the Nov. […]

Protests erupt in Brazil after supermarket security guards beat Black man to death

Issued on: 21/11/2020 – 11:00 The death of a black man beaten by white security guards at a supermarket sparked protests across Brazil Friday as the country celebrated Black Consciousness Day. A video of Thursday night’s incident in the southern city of Porto Alegre captured on a witness’s mobile phone was broadcast on social networks […]

France leads the world in Covid-19 vaccine scepticism

Issued on: 20/11/2020 – 18:37 Promising trial results have led to hopes that a Covid-19 vaccine is soon to be on the way. But will the vaccine prove effective if many refuse to take it? The question is worrying authorities in France where rates of ‘vaccine hesitancy’ are among the highest in the world. A […]

Amazon France agrees to delay ‘Black Friday’ sales event by a week amid lockdown

Issued on: 20/11/2020 – 08:20 Amazon said on Thursday it would postpone its “Black Friday” discount shopping sales in France to Dec. 4, joining other retailers in delaying the event amid a nationwide lockdown slated to last until Dec. 1. “Today we have decided to delay the date of Black Friday if this can help […]

Jordan rocked by wave of celebratory gunfire after legislative elections

Issued on: 17/11/2020 – 19:13Modified: 19/11/2020 – 16:03 Videos of Jordanians letting off celebratory gunfire flooded social media the day after the country’s legislative elections on November 10. This traditional practice is deeply divisive in Jordan. While some people were quick to celebrate their candidate’s win by firing at the heavens, other Jordanians – like our […]

French interior minister under fire after mooting curbs on press at protests

Issued on: 19/11/2020 – 16:10 Under fire from press freedom groups over a draft law seeking to limit the filming of police officers on duty, France’s interior minister has drawn further ire by telling journalists wishing to cover demonstrations to alert authorities beforehand.  Gerald Darmanin told a press conference Wednesday that such prior declarations could […]

Punon mes femrave seksi por sa xheloze është Ami? Rrëfehet Ermal Mamaqi: I dal të keqes përpara

Ermal Mamaqi ka punuar gjithmonë mes femrave si në emisionet e tij televizive ashtu edhe në filmat që ka prodhuar. Në “Xing me Ermalin”, ai kishte pjesë të emisionit velina seksi si Rashel Kolaneci, Kejvina Kthella si edhe Belinda Dragoti. I ftuar në “Roped with Olsi”, Ermal Mamaqi tregon se ka disa femra me të […]

Picture in Ethiopia’s rebel region unclear as both sides claim victory

Both sides in Ethiopia’s raging internal conflict claimed military successes on Wednesday, creating a muddied picture of fighting even as the government promised it would soon be over. Behind the rival claims, the region’s refugee crisis amplified as Sudan reported 36,000 people had now streamed across its borders to escape the violence. A communications blackout […]

Bahrain’s FM makes first official visit to Israel

Issued on: 18/11/2020 – 11:20Modified: 18/11/2020 – 11:52 Bahrain’s foreign minister arrived in Israel Wednesday on the first official visit from the Gulf kingdom, which normalised relations with the Jewish state in September. The minister, Abdellatif al-Zayani, was welcomed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport by his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi, a live Israeli television […]

Tropical storm Iota batters Central America, leaving floods in its wake

Issued on: 18/11/2020 – 02:22 Packing record-breaking winds and unleashing torrential floods, storm Iota hit Central America on Tuesday, causing swollen rivers to burst their banks, flipping roofs onto streets, and killing at least three people. The strongest storm on record to reach Nicaragua, Iota struck the coast late on Monday, bringing winds of nearly 155 miles per hour […]

Peru’s interim president sworn in, calls for calm after deadly protests

Issued on: 18/11/2020 – 02:57 Peruvian lawmaker Francisco Sagasti was sworn in as interim president on Tuesday, voted for by Congress in an effort to return stability to a country that has seen deadly protests and the departure of two presidents over the last week. Sagasti, a legislator from the centrist Purple Party, is expected […]

Around the world in clever Covid-19 adverts

Issued on: 17/11/2020 – 16:26 A tongue-in-cheek Covid-19 public service announcement from Germany elevating “lazy as racoons” couch potatoes to certified heroes became a social media sensation over the weekend. Many coronavirus-awareness adverts rely on fear or strike a sombre note with now-familiar tropes – the rising drone shots of empty cityscapes and swell of […]

France to launch Covid-19 vaccine campaign in January

Issued on: 17/11/2020 – 16:38 France said Tuesday it was preparing to kick off a nationwide Covid vaccination campaign in January when it hopes virus shots will be approved and available.  The government is worried that millions of French people will refuse coronavirus shots, even after a vaccine was found to be nearly 95 percent […]

Personi që filmoi masakrën e Krushës së Madhe tregon historinë e filmimit, thotë se Lulzim Basha iu prezantua si kosovar nga Peja

Milaim Bellanica, personi që ka filmuar masakrën e Krushës së Madhe dhe që akuzon Lulzim Bashën se ia ka marrë atë kasetë, ka rrëfyer në emisionin “Open” për ngjarjen. I ftuar në Open në Top Channel, Bellanica tregoi bisedën e pretenduar me Lulzim Bashën. Ai thotë se Basha i është prezantuar si shqiptar nga Peja […]

France’s Macron to walk diplomatic tightrope while hosting Trump ally Pompeo

Issued on: 16/11/2020 – 11:47 France’s Emmanuel Macron will be forced to walk a diplomatic tightrope on Monday when he hosts US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a staunch defender of President Donald Trump, while the French president simultaneously seeks to build relations with President-elect Joe Biden. Pompeo arrived in Paris Saturday at the start of a […]

Trump supporters march in Washington to contest vote result

Issued on: 14/11/2020 – 18:19 President Donald Trump’s supporters gathered in Washington on Saturday for a protest to back his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud as he pushes ahead with a flurry of longshot legal challenges to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory.  Trump made a brief drive-past through the demonstrations in his motorcade on Saturday […]

Bulgaria’s ageing medics struggle on virus front line

As a second wave of coronavirus engulfs Bulgaria, the shortcomings of the country’s healthcare systems are being cruelly exposed With just one doctor and three nurses for every 55 seriously-ill coronavirus patients, staff in the hospital in the eastern Bulgarian city of Shumen say they are at the end of their tether. “The situation is […]

France celebrates de Gaulle’s deep legacy on 50th anniversary of his death

Issued on: 09/11/2020 – 19:06 Fifty years ago Charles de Gaulle, France’s greatest leader since Napoleon, died suddenly in his armchair at the humble home where he had retired to live the quiet life he had always craved. French President Emmanuel Macron made the well-worn pilgrimage to the northeastern village of Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises on Monday to […]

Enjoy the Holidays Alone – The New York Times

If you catch yourself at any point spiraling into bleak fantasies — this isolation will last forever, you’ll never touch or hug anyone again — bring your attention back to the here and now. See what you can do today to give yourself a sense of control instead of obsessing about a future scenario that […]

French far-left leader Mélenchon announces 2022 presidential run

Issued on: 08/11/2020 – 22:23 French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon said on Sunday he would run for president in 2022 if he received enough public support for what would be his third bid for the Elysee Palace.  Melenchon, a spearhead of the opposition against French President Emmanuel Macron‘s economic policies and a supporter of the “yellow vest” anti-government protests, won […]

Six in White House, Including Trump’s Chief of Staff, Have the Coronavirus

Six White House aides and a Trump campaign adviser — including Mark Meadows, President Trump’s chief of staff — have contracted the coronavirus, officials said, raising fears of another outbreak sweeping through the ranks of the nation’s top officials as cases surge to record levels in the country. Mr. Meadows, who routinely shrugged off the […]

Biden promises ‘not to divide but to unify’ in his victory speech

Issued on: 08/11/2020 – 15:30 President-elect Joe Biden urged unity Saturday and promised “a new day for America” in his first national address since he won the tense US election and ended the historically turbulent and divisive era of Donald Trump. After jogging onto the outdoor stage to the music of Bruce Springsteen in his hometown […]

Thousands dance in the streets across America to celebrate

Issued on: 08/11/2020 – 12:41Modified: 08/11/2020 – 12:51 Days of pent-up post-election anxiety gave way to spontaneous street celebrations as Joe Biden supporters on Saturday cheered news of his presidential win with a cacophony of banging pots and pans, honking horns and dance music in cities across the United States. Rallies by hundreds of supporters […]

She had a bleeding stroke and a clot-caused stroke—at the same time

Cathy Brophy went into the guest room to enjoy her guilty pleasure—the reality series “Below Deck.” She fell asleep, only to eventually wake up, turn off the television and return to sleep. Around 4:30 a.m., she woke up and tried turning onto her left side. She couldn’t. Cathy’s only explanation was that she’d slept awkwardly […]

France sends fast Covid tests to nursing homes amid surge in cases

Issued on: 06/11/2020 – 14:58 Virus pressure is mounting at French nursing homes, where more than 400 people with COVID-19 have died in the past week and some residents are again being confined to their rooms and cut off from their families.  “I cry every day,” said Patricia Deliry, 81, whose daughter usually provides daily […]

Lockdowns made taming obesity even tougher, study shows

watching television (HealthDay)—People struggling with obesity fared poorly during the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year, with their weight-control plans flying off the rails as they coped with the stress of the global pandemic, two new studies report. Seven out of 10 people with obesity reported that their weight-loss goals became harder to achieve during the […]

Pandemic Grandparenting, Beyond the Dreary Video Calls

As a veteran television journalist, Sally-Ann Roberts knows how to tame an unsteady landscape and will it into submission. She survived 40 years reporting and anchoring the news for WWL-TV in New Orleans, covering 10 races for mayor and in 2005, Hurricane Katrina, a storm that submerged four-fifths of the city in water and left […]

France’s schools reopen with national homage to slain teacher Samuel Paty

Issued on: 02/11/2020 – 11:37 French schools reopened Monday for the first time since the beheading of a teacher who opened a class debate on free speech by showing students caricatures of the prophet of Islam, in mourning and under tight security for a national homage. Samuel Paty was killed on Oct. 16 outside his school […]

French police make more arrests as Catholics pray in shadow of Nice attack

Issued on: 02/11/2020 – 08:08 French Catholics on Sunday celebrated the All Saints religious festival under heavy security, as police made two new arrests over a knife attack on a church in the southern city of Nice blamed on an Islamist assailant. Three people were killed in the knife rampage Thursday in the Notre-Dame Basilica […]

Actor Sean Connery, best known for playing James Bond, has died at 90, his family tells the BBC

Scottish movie legend Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom as the suave, sexy and sophisticated British agent James Bond and went on to dominate the silver screen for four decades, has died aged 90, the BBC and Sky News reported on Saturday. Connery was raised in near poverty in the slums of Edinburgh and […]

Another video of police violence in the Islamic Republic: ‘Iran’s George Floyd’

On October 24, a video published on Persian-language media showed Iranian police using tear gas and an electroshock weapon on a man who was handcuffed to a pole and could not move. The video was shared widely on social media such as Telegram, with users calling the man “Iran’s George Floyd”. In the aftermath of […]

NBA – sezoni i ri mund të zhvillohet me 50 ndeshje

Kundërshtimi i basketbollistëve për ta filluar sezonin e ri në mes të dhjetorit, duket se do ta detyrojë këshillin organizativ të ligës që ta ndryshojë formatin. Sipas gazetarit Marc Stein, liga po mendon për një edicionin që do të fillonte në muajin Janar, e që do të mbyllej pastaj me 50 ndeshje, përcjell GazetaBlic. Kjo […]

Deadly earthquake strikes Turkey and Greece, both countries ‘ready to help each other’

Issued on: 30/10/2020 – 16:02Modified: 30/10/2020 – 16:04 Four people have been killed and 120 injured after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey’s western coast and parts of Greece on Friday as both nations vowed to help the other in their recovery efforts. The tremor could be felt as far away as in Istanbul and on Greek islands, […]

Ex-FIFA official convicted, PSG official cleared in Swiss corruption trial

Issued on: 30/10/2020 – 15:17 A former high-ranking FIFA official was convicted Friday in a corruption case in Switzerland, while the president of Paris Saint-Germain was acquitted. Jérôme Valcke was found guilty of a lesser charge of forging documents linked to World Cup broadcasting deals in Italy and Greece. He was acquitted of accepting bribes […]

Why has Nice become a target for terrorism in France?

Issued on: 29/10/2020 – 17:13 France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the country was going on emergency alert after three people were killed in the southern city of Nice on Thursday. This is not the first terrorist attack that has coincided with a major religious or national holiday in the French Riviera city. Nice Mayor […]

Vendée Globe to set sail without spectators amid virus clampdown

Issued on: 29/10/2020 – 17:22 The start of the 9th Vendée Globe, the single-handed round-the-world yachting race, will take place as planned on November 8 in spite of a new coronavirus lockdown in France, organisers announced on Thursday. The seaside town of Sables-d’Olonne, where the 33 monohulls are stationed, will lock down at midnight on […]

Gilead’s Covid-19 Drug is Mediocre. It Will Be a Blockbuster Anyway.

The United States reached a milestone, of sorts, when last week the Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment for Covid-19. The drug is called Veklury, although most people know it by its scientific name, remdesivir. On Wednesday, its manufacturer, Gilead Sciences, said that remdesivir, which has been authorized for emergency use since the […]

Home remedies boom as India pandemic cases soar

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New Delhi housewife Sashi scoops COVID-19 “immunity-boosting” powder into a jug of water every morning for her family, joining a growing number of Indians who believe traditional supplements will help ward off the pandemic. As India passes eight million cases—second in the world behind the United States—and the death toll exceeds […]

Researchers link poor memory to attention lapses and media multitasking

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they can also provide insightful glimpses into memory. Stanford scientists are now able to predict whether an individual will remember or forget based on their neural activity and pupil size. “As we navigate our lives, we have these periods in which […]

Is election stress disorder real?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Heading into a contentious national election with an ongoing pandemic and racial unrest, many people are experiencing tension and stress. More than two-thirds, approximately 68%, of American adults say the 2020 U.S. presidential election is a significant source of stress in their lives, according to a recent survey by the American […]

‘Hard choices’ as France considers new Covid-19 clampdown

Issued on: 27/10/2020 – 22:30 French officials said Tuesday that tougher restrictions are looming to counter an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases as doctors warned many hospitals are just days away from being overrun with patients. President Emmanuel Macron is to address the nation on Wednesday evening to present new measures that will be decided […]

More than 20 people killed in post-election unrest Guinea over past week

Issued on: 27/10/2020 – 00:18 A total of 21 people have been killed in unrest in Guinea following a disputed presidential election last week, state television reported on Monday, as international envoys attempted to soothe tensions in the West African nation. The RTG state news channel said that 21 people had been killed since October […]

Fresh protests erupt in Belarus ahead of national strike ultimatum

Issued on: 25/10/2020 – 16:17 Tens of thousands of people marched through Minsk and other cities on Sunday, keeping pressure on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko a day before the opposition threatens to launch a national strike if he refuses to resign. Crowds streamed through the capital shouting “strike“, waving red-and-white opposition flags and beating drums […]

Czechs enter 2nd lockdown to avoid health system collapse

In this March 16, 2020 file photo a young man wearing a face mask walks across an empty Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. Czechs had been assured it wouldn’t happen again. But amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that’s threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on Thursday […]

Giuliani denies any wrongdoing in new ‘Borat’ movie bedroom scene

Issued on: 22/10/2020 – 10:48 Rudy Giuliani is shown in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young woman acting as a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit “Borat” film. The scene shot in a New York hotel room in July — which […]

Popping the digital filter bubble

Issued on: 21/10/2020 – 10:36 Ever wondered why 2 people can search for the same thing online and get 2 totally different results? The answer is online echo chambers and digital filter bubbles – social media and search engines that skew our access to information and algorithms that artificially promote content they think should suit […]

Protests escalate in Nigeria after deadly crackdown by security forces

Buildings were torched in Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos on Wednesday as authorities shut down the economic hub, after the shooting of peaceful protesters by security forces caused international outrage.  At least 12 people were killed by the Nigerian army and police in two locations in Lagos on Tuesday in a deadly crackdown on demonstrations, Amnesty […]

Afghan Police published US Marines video as the Afghan Air Force attack the Taliban

The conflict between the Afghan Army and the Taliban in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan has been intensifying since October 9. Both sides are using social media to show off what they perceive to be their military successes. But it seems like the Afghan police were a little too quick to post one particular video […]

Is the way we consume news detrimental to our health?

Credit: Shutterstock Humans are curious and social creatures by nature. The news helps us make sense of the world around us and connects us with our local, national and international community. So it’s no wonder we’re drawn to it. Objective, legitimate news also keeps us informed, empowering us with knowledge to make balanced decisions. But […]

Seven people brought before a judge over beheading of French teacher

Issued on: 21/10/2020 – 11:28 Seven people, including two minors, were handed over to a judge overnight for the opening of a judicial investigation and possible indictments in last week’s murder of French teacher Samuel Paty, an official from the anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office said. Samuel Paty was beheaded on October 16 in broad daylight outside his school in […]

European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge meet medical staff, Respiratory Physio Isobel Fale, second right, and Medical Oncology Trainee and Chief Registrar Dr Myria Galazi, left, as they visit St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, to mark the launch of the nationwide ‘Hold Still’ community photography project, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. […]

8 filma që mund t’ju bëjnë ndërmarrës më të mirë

Kur kemi kohë të lirë, shumicën e saj, gjëja e parë që na vjen në mendje është të shikojmë ndonjë film. Ne i përshtatim zhanret me preferencat tona. Koha përpara se të fillojë filmi i përzgjedhur është koha më e dashur, të gjithë akumulojmë gjithë qetësinë që bartim, të jemi të gatshëm të zhytemi brenda […]

Global Covid-19 cases pass 40 million as Europe tightens restrictions

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed 40 million on Monday, as fresh measures to combat the spread of the virus came into effect in several European countries. Belgium imposes a nationwide overnight curfew from Monday and Switzerland has made wearing face masks compulsory in indoor public spaces, the latest measures by European governments […]

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