Outside of politics directly, the media has also felt the squeeze. The city's leading pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, was raided earlier this year, and owner Jimmy Lai appeared in court again Thursday, facing new fraud charges. A producer for public broadcaster RTHK was arrested for her work examining the police, while this week more than two-dozen reporters quit in protest at cuts made by i-Cable, a private broadcaster with a reputation for investigative reportping. … [Read more...] about With arrests and a security law, who is left to fight for democracy in Hong Kong?
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Public health clinics performed tests until 10 p.m. the day before the exam, to encourage students to get diagnosed if they had symptoms. Covid tests for students were prioritized. One high school teacher in Daejeon, a city south of Seoul, tested positive around 9.30 p.m. Wednesday. After one of his close contacts tested positive, dozens of exam workers were substituted for reserve staff. … [Read more...] about Half a million South Korean students sit a college entrance exam despite rising Covid cases
Anderson could have earned a significant raise over his $1.75 million 2020 contract in arbitration. Unless the Giants re-sign him for less, as they did after non-tendering him last year, they will have just one seasoned left-handed starter on their 40-man roster: Andrew Suarez. Conner Menez also could be a candidate, and the club has plenty of time to find others in free agency or trade. … [Read more...] about Giants to keep Dickerson, Slater, Solano, but decline to offer contract to lefty Anderson
Using another search engine is a quaint response to Google having a virtual monopoly on the business. In America, nearly 89 percent of all internet searches go through Google. A few people deciding to use Bing over Google’s political bias will not change the fact that the internet search giant controls the flow of information for the vast majority of Americans. … [Read more...] about Google Is A Threat To Freedom — Regardless Of What Mike Lee Says