“I think what has been striking around this appeal has been to say that so many NGO’s from so many different countries, not just expressing concern at China’s suppression of rights within its own borders, which are serious enough and warrant scrutiny on their own terms, but also the global impact of China’s contempt for human rights,” Fisher said. … [Read more...] about Global Coalition Calls for Greater Scrutiny of China on Rights
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Jenna Karvunidis, a blogger who is largely credited with starting the gender reveal party phenomenon. She condemned the trend amid news that the El Dorado fire raging in California was started by an explosive used for a gender reveal party. That blaze has grown to nearly 10,000 acres. Overall, a huge spate of wildfires across the state has burned 2 million acres and caused power outages for more than 170,000. … [Read more...] about 5 things to know for September 8: Coronavirus, protests, Brexit, US election, China
Unlike nine years ago--when CBS appointed an independent panel to carry out an exhaustive public investigation of anchor Dan Rather’s reliance, a week before the 2004 election, on apparently forged documents to question President George W. Bush’s military service record—the network has resisted calls to conduct a similar process in this case. One salient difference from the 2004 experience is that nine years ago, the network was being targeted by an organized campaign by conservative activists; this time, the attackers are largely liberal bloggers and press critics like David Brock of Media Matters. … [Read more...] about What ‘60 Minutes’ Must Do About the Benghazi Disaster
Washing hands, maintaining social distance and wearing masks are essential for limiting the spread of Covid-19, and they're likely to diminish the spread of seasonal colds, as well. Doctors have seen far fewer colds and illnesses than usual among children who adhered to strict safety measures since last spring, Tothy said. … [Read more...] about So your kid has a Covid-19 symptom. What do you do now?
Instead of relegating conversation notifications to the top of your screen, hiding them in the notification bar, Android overlays your screen with a little bubble with your buddy's photo on it. The bubble will display the text of your friend's notifications, and you can tap to expand or reply to the conversation. But, conveniently, it doesn't quit the app you're in, so you can keep on watching that YouTube video of a water-skiing squirrel without interruption. … [Read more...] about What Android gets right that the iPhone gets so wrong