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Coronavirus blog as it happened: surge testing to begin in east London after South African and Brazilian variants detected; WHO approves Moderna vaccine for emergency use

Saturday’s news on Covid developments around the worldThousands waiting for dementia diagnoses during Covid crisisTravellers in England to get one-week notice of overseas rule easingCanberra condemned over decision for Australians returning from IndiaUK’s south Asian communities worst-hit in Covid second wave - study See all our coronavirus coverage 12.01am BST That’s it for today from the global blog team. Thanks for following our coverage – more to follow in a few hours. 12.00am BST C...
Tags: Health, England, London, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID, IndiaUK


"But if SNL thinks it can brighten or dim the star power of its host, Musk poses a particularly risky challenge."

"He’s a black hole, a rare figure who absorbs attention, good or bad. He’s already downplayed the latest news about Tesla, involving the deaths of two people in a driverless car in Texas, claiming that autopilot was not enabled, and moved on to reiterating his calls for turning humanity into a 'multi-planetary species.' His power does not depend on cultural support from the likes of SNL; he can be disliked, but not 'canceled.' None of his scandals have substantially altered his influence on the ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, Law, Tesla, Atlantic, Snl, Musk, Ann Althouse, Trump and pop culture


London killings: ‘It’s like a war zone. How did it come to this?’

The shooting and stabbing of a teenager in broad daylight on a street in Canning Town is just the latest chapter of what has become Britain’s most violent gangland feudRachid has no idea what the future holds, apart from the certainty that he’ll never visit east London’s Canning Town. “If I set foot there, I’ll get stabbed.” He has just turned 19, and two of his friends have already been murdered on the streets.A trip to the nearest corner shop has become a daunting ordeal. “You’re constantly lo...
Tags: London, Crime, Communities, Society, UK News, Britain, Young People, Gangs, Canning Town, Canning Town Continue


Restaurant... museum... we're coming out of the lockdown!

Just this week, we enjoyed the food and the highly wholesome conditions at Graze... And we browsed around at the Chazen Museum... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Restaurants, Museums, Madison, Ann Althouse, Chazen Museum


Coronavirus live news: surge testing to begin in east London after South African and Brazilian variants detected; WHO approves Moderna vaccine for emergency use

Australians trying to return home from India could face fine or jail; Indian government ignored warnings on variant, scientists sayThousands waiting for dementia diagnoses during Covid crisisTravellers in England to get one-week notice of overseas rule easingCanberra condemned over decision for Australians returning from IndiaUK’s south Asian communities worst-hit in Covid second wave - study See all our coronavirus coverage 5.29pm BST The number of people in intensive care units in France w...
Tags: Health, England, London, France, India, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Reuters, Coronavirus, COVID, IndiaUK


Top Marines expected to testify to Congress about fatal AAV training accident and safety procedures

The Marine Corps’ top leaders will speak before a Congressional committee on Monday, May 3, addressing lawmakers’ concern about a “lack of safety” and an uptick in training accidents. The appearance was prompted by a recently released investigation into the most deadly accident the Corps has had training with the amphibious assault vehicles that have been in use since the 1970s. With the number of military training accidents and fatalities outpacing combat deaths in recent years, lawmakers have ...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon, Wood, Jackie, Berger, Congressional Research Service, Congressional, AAV


"Of 70 people bailed out of jail since last May by six social-justice activists, 25 have been charged with 108 felonies and 49 misdemeanors or municipal code violations alleged to have occurred after they were freed..."

"... a far higher re-arrest rate than typically seen among people released on bail nationally," The Wisconsin State Journal reports. “I don’t know of any research that examines the issue of who posts a defendant’s bail on the likelihood of committing new crimes,” said Danielle M. Romain Dagenhardt, an assistant professor of criminal justice at UW-Milwaukee. “I would imagine that it could be the case that an individual who posts bail from an outside source’s money would have less-vested stake in ...
Tags: Crime, Law, UW Milwaukee, Wisconsin State Journal, Pilar, Ann Althouse, National Bail Fund Network, Danielle M Romain Dagenhardt, Pilar Weiss, Community Justice Exchange


‘Stop the Breast Pest’: MP’s ‘horror’ at being photographed while breastfeeding

Stella Creasy launches campaign to change law after a boy took pictures of her feeding her baby on a trainAn MP has described her “horror” after she was photographed while breastfeeding on public transport, as she and a fellow MP launch a campaign to criminalise the taking of such pictures.Stella Creasy, the Labour MP for Walthamstow, said she was breastfeeding her then four-month-old on a overground train near Highbury and Islington in north London when she noticed a teenage boy laughing and ta...
Tags: Family, Politics, London, Crime, Law, Life and style, UK News, Breastfeeding, Health & wellbeing, Labour, Stella Creasy, Parents and parenting, Sexual Harassment, Islington, Walthamstow, Highbury


Panama: Embera Indian Lady with Baby Quapi

After long drive back to Darien, got to sleep at 0100. Up at 0530 and back into the jungle. Before getting into the jungle proper, we came through this Embera Indian village. An Embera woman seemed to have a monkey. As we got closer, we saw that it was a baby. We said good morning and chatted. I asked where is its mother. Embera lady said she found the baby alone and “I am its mother now,” she said through interpreter. We continued on. And a few minutes later found a logging truck...
Tags: Featured, Military, Panama, Darien, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Baby Quapi


Panama: Jaguar Hunting — while others Hunt Migrants— literally

Darien Jungle, Panama Unedited Mind-dump This morning, after Embera Indian with Quapi Baby, and logging truck accident, we came across a peccary baby in the jungle road. Peccary baby ran off into jungle. I asked if peccary are dangerous here. Embera guide told me that in some places, like South America, peccary eat people and people eat peccary, but here it’s mostly people eat peccary. About 10 days ago, in another Embera village, I saw a man with a baby peccary following him around...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Mexico, US, America, Colombia, Military, Jaguar, South America, Laos, Panama, Darien, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Darien Gap, Baby Quapi


Panama: Logging on Bad Tires

Darien Province, Panama A few minutes after saying goodbye to Embera lady with Quapi baby, we came to this. We checked the truck for driver. Abandoned. The truck is outfitted with mixed tires in bad state. As I write this at 1700, the rain has just stopped and the birds are very loud. Especially so the parrots flying overhead in pairs. Just now, three Senafront trucks (Border Patrol — trained in part by US Special Forces), just passed me. Two filled with migrants and the third ...
Tags: Featured, US, Military, Border Patrol, Panama, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Darien Province Panama, Quapi


"Granted, I surprised myself with the ire that bubbled up over the course of writing this essay; I hadn’t realized how much lingering resentment I had..."

"... toward those men—and later, toward the female-orgasm industrial complex in which I saw the self-interest of such men reflected—who made me feel deficient and ashamed for a situation out of my control, and one that I had long ago made peace with. As grateful as I am to Dr. M and Justin for their support, moreover, for offering a safe space in which to further explore the frontier of my own body, I find myself wondering, when I think too hard about it, whether their professed 'calling' is act...
Tags: Law, Atlantic, Orgasm, Justin, Ann Althouse, Katharine Smyth


Coronavirus live news: WHO approves Moderna vaccine for emergency use; Scotland records one new Covid death

Australians trying to return home from India could face fine or jail; Indian government ignored warnings on variant, scientists sayThousands waiting for dementia diagnoses during Covid crisisTravellers in England to get one-week notice of overseas rule easingCanberra condemned over decision for Australians returning from IndiaUK’s south Asian communities worst-hit in Covid second wave - study See all our coronavirus coverage 4.18pm BST There have been 1,907 new coronavirus cases in the UK, b...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Scotland, India, Spain, Society, World news, Portugal, Brazil, Who, Vaccines and immunisation, Reuters, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID


Criminal Contempt Draws Suspension

An attorney convicted of criminal contempt has been suspended for six months and until further order by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department. The conviction was reported by The Times of Wayne County. On Friday (10/23)... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Times of Wayne County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department


"Weirder still, one vaccine in particular—from Pfizer—has somehow become the cool vaccine, as well as the vaccine for the rich and stylish."

"Slate’s Heather Schwedel recently discussed the 'Pfizer superiority complex' at length. As one source told her: 'One of my cousins got Moderna, and I was like, "That’s OK. We need a strong middle class."' On Twitter, the vaccinated are changing their usernames to reflect their new personal identities: There are Pfizer Princesses and Pfizer Floozies and Pfizer Pfairies and at least one Portrait of a Lady on Pfizer.... Many high-end fashion brands are named after people, like Pfizer (Fendi, Prada...
Tags: Law, Atlantic, Language, Pfizer, Ann Althouse, Moderna, Heather Schwedel, Coronavirus, Pfizer Princesses, Pfizer Floozies, Pfizer Fendi Prada Kenzo, Pfizer Fendi Prada Kenzo Second Pfizer


Assessments and concerns regarding Biden Administration's early criminal justice efforts

This past week brought the end of the first 100 days of Joe Biden's presidency along with a big speech from Prez Biden to Congress.  In this prior post, I lamented a bit that the big speech did not devote much attention to criminal justice reform issues.  And here is a round-up of some recent articles and commentary reviewing the work of the first 100 days and urging the Biden team to lean into criminal justice issues more: From Christina Carrega at CNN, "Biden vowed to end the death penalty. Ac...
Tags: Usa, Law, Congress, Joe Biden, Cnn, Department Of Justice, Biden, Usa Today, Shaun King, Marc Levin, Douglas A Berman, Christina Carrega, Erica Zunkel, Billy Binion, Khalil Cumberbatch, Prez Biden


"Obstruction of Justice: Redesigning the Shortcut"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper authored by Ellen Podgor just published in the BYU Law Review and now available at this link. Here is its abstract: When one looks to accomplish consistency and predictability in the criminal justice system — important goals tied to achieving deterrence — the architecture of obstruction of justice remains important.  It is insufficient to suggest that we have consistency in sentencing by using federal sentencing guidelines, when the charging...
Tags: Law, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, Douglas A Berman, William Barr, Ellen Podgor, BYU Law Review


Coronavirus live news: UK expert urges patience as many still unvaccinated; Netherlands delays lockdown easing

Australians trying to return home from India could face fine or jail; Indian government ignored warnings on variant, scientists sayTravellers in England to get one-week notice of overseas rule easing Canberra condemned over decision for Australians returning from IndiaUK’s south Asian communities worst-hit in Covid second wave - study See all our coronavirus coverage 1.25pm BST Turkish police have detained more than 200 people attending May Day marches amid a coronavirus-related curfew, Reut...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Russia, India, Society, World news, Netherlands, Vaccines and immunisation, Canberra, Istanbul, Reuters, Reddy, Taksim Square, Labs Ltd, Coronavirus


Sunrise.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


‘I was addicted to the high’: I became an influencer as a joke – then it nearly broke me

Comedian Bella Younger thought wellness Instagrammers were ripe for parody. Soon she was drawn in herself. Could Deliciously Stella find her way back to reality?I have always wanted to be a comedian or television presenter, but never knew how I’d make it happen. After years of working in TV production, pestering executives to put me in a show, I conceded that I might have to demonstrate to them what I could do in order to prove my worth. This is how I ended up spending a Friday afternoon in Apri...
Tags: Health, Media, Instagram, Celebrity, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing, Bipolar Disorder, Edinburgh, Stella, Faye, Bella Younger


Coronavirus live news: controversial England care home rule scrapped; India daily cases top 400,000 for first time

Australians trying to return home from India could face fine or jail; Indian government ignored warnings on variant, scientists sayTravellers in England to get one-week notice of overseas rule easing Canberra condemned over decision for Australians returning from IndiaUK’s south Asian communities worst-hit in Covid second wave - study See all our coronavirus coverage 8.10am BST Good morning, good afternoon and good evening to everyone reading. I’m Mattha Busby, here bringing you global coron...
Tags: Health, England, India, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Canberra, Peter Walker, Mattha Busby, Coronavirus, COVID, IndiaUK


Matthew Krouse’s ‘mid-career retrospective of a no career’

An exhibition of Matthew Krouse’s underground films reveal an agitator awed by the tradition of ‘dirty queers’ The post Matthew Krouse’s ‘mid-career retrospective of a no career’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Writing, Films, Military, Friday, Ethereum, Clubhouse, Apartheid, Mark Gevisser, Queer, Adam Broomberg, NFTS, William Foster, SADF, Decentraland, Conscription



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