BEIJING — The crowd was hard to make out at first, a dark mass huddled along the Beijing riverbank after sunset. The people stood quietly, almost nervously, dozens bundled in thick coats beside yellowed willow trees. At their center was a small altar, strewn with candles and flowers, for the 10 people who died in a fire in western China last week. Two hours later, that crowd had swelled into the hundreds, a mass of people marching and chanting for freedom, rule of law, an end to the three years of coronavirus restrictions that have dragged life here to a near standstill . Temperatures were frigid, but people stayed for hours, even outlasting a shift change in the police officers who monitored the whole event Sunday night. “We don’t want lockdowns, we want freedom!” the protesters shouted as they wound westward through one of the city’s neatly manicured embassy districts, where a Four Seasons hotel stands alongside humble shops selling traditional breakfast crepes. “Freedom of … [Read more...] about A Protest? A Vigil? In Beijing, Anxious Crowds Are Unsure How Far to Go.
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close Video Fox News Flash top sports headlines for November 28 Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Indiana women’s basketball coach Teri Moren took issue with the conditions the Hoosiers and the rest of the teams in the Las Vegas Invitational were forced to play in over the weekend. The Las Vegas Invitational featured 10 teams playing at The Mirage Hotel & Casino just off the famed Las Vegas Strip, but the games were actually held in a ballroom with almost no seating. Moren specifically pointed to the lack of on-hand medical personnel and security at the event. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Indiana Hoosiers head coach Teri Moren shouts instructions to her team during a women's college basketball game between the Vermont Catamounts and the Indiana Hoosiers on Nov. 8, 2022 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Jeffrey … [Read more...] about Indiana women’s basketball coach slams Vegas tourney: ‘We completely missed’
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 2 A lot of Americans are vaccinated against the coronavirus, but there's still a lot of COVID around. What can health experts tell us about the risks of reinfection this holiday season? Just as the winter virus transmission season kicks in, the federal government reports that it has yet another new coronavirus subvariant in its sights. For the record, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top U.S. health officials, people should recognize that we are still in the throes of the brutal coronavirus pandemic. Unprecedented protests against China’s strict anti-virus measures spread Rallies against China’s strict “zero COVID-19” policy ramped up on Monday after demonstrators issued an unprecedented call for President Xi Jinping to resign, the Associated Press reports. The protests spread to several cities over the weekend, including Hong Kong where students chanted “oppose dictatorship” … [Read more...] about COVID in California: Yet another coronavirus strain is on CDC’s radar
Photo-Illustration: Intelligencer; Photos: Getty Images The Big Lie took a beating in the midterms. Of the six 2020 election deniers vying to take control of a battleground state’s election systems, not a single one was victorious. But democracy isn’t exactly safe from being undermined by a campaign of falsehoods orchestrated by Donald Trump, who is trying to retake the White House. In response to Trump’s ascent and other challenges across the world to shared truths that stitch together societies, some scholars have begun to argue that it’s time to reconsider the meaning of freedom of speech. “The question is gaining traction among legal academics,” says Richard Hasen, a professor at UCLA Law School. It’s a fraught undertaking, to be sure. In the United States, the First Amendment protects speech to a degree rare elsewhere in the world. But these are extraordinary times. It’s not just that lies have become more common in the age of MAGA, perverting the public’s ability to make … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Right Not to Be Lied To?
Even as pandemic lockdowns fade into memory, COVID-19 has transformed California’s workplace culture in ways researchers say will reverberate well beyond 2022. According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, working from home for some portion of the week has become the new normal for a large segment of Californians. The data shows high-income employees with college degrees are more likely to have access to this hybrid work model, while lower-income employees stay the course with on-site responsibilities and daily commutes. At a basic level, that means low-wage workers will continue to shoulder greater risks of infection and serious illness as new COVID variants sweep through job sites, alongside seasonal waves of flu and other respiratory viruses. Multiple studies have found that COVID took its greatest toll in low-income neighborhoods, whose workers were deemed essential during early pandemic lockdowns — the farmworkers, grocery clerks, warehouse packers, and other service … [Read more...] about A work-from-home culture is taking root in California, Census data show
Musician Justin Bieber revealed his latest fashion collaboration will be with Crocs. Bieber teased the news with a press release Thursday, according to Page Six . I was not expecting Bieber to team up with Crocs, but here we are. Dropping my second collab with @Crocs and @drewhouse on 3.16.2021. You know I rock my Crocs with socks so this time they’re included #JBxCrocs pic.twitter.com/WlBON7wZ6Y — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 11, 2021 The lavender Classic Clog 2 will be released on March 16 and will include a pair of Drew House-branded socks, the outlet reported. The bundle will reportedly cost $69.99. (RELATED: Justin Bieber Questioned By Cops Over Designer Shoes) The Crocs are kind of cute. They feature a teddy bear, a rabbit and other charms. “Crocs with socks is definitely the move,” Bieber said in a press release, according to Page Six. “They’re comfortable, they’re fashionable, and most importantly it’s fun to bring your own style to … [Read more...] about Justin Bieber Releases, Rocks New Crocs Shoe