It turns out Murdoch's Sky News personality John Ruddick was among those who poured into Sydney's streets & put lives at risk. These marches were fuelled by a one-year propaganda campaign equating lockdown with dictatorship. And Murdoch pretends to have nothing to do with it.
Canada's first medal has been presented and the ceremony was just as heartwarming as you'd think ♥️ Kayla Sanchez, Maggie Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith and Penny Oleksiak receive their silver medals at #Tokyo2020
Gujarat: A self-help group of 10 women runs a bakery that bakes and sells Ragi-based products in Dang district "As farm labourers, we used to get a daily wage of Rs 100. Now, we get Rs 200 per day," says Jayshree
CNN’s @smerconish : Why isn’t President Biden mandating all federal employees get vaccinated? “Allowing the unvaccinated to control virus policy, that's unjust and unhealthy. It is time for government to lead.”
Taekwondo-Thailand's Wongpattanakit wins women's 49kG gold medal
I wrote about Delta and why we should not surrender to our dysfunction. There's much to be done, from vaccine mandates (yes, yes, it's time) to strong mitigations in schools (the "unvaccinated" include ~50 million children under 12) to response to surges.
Here's the protest just outside Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, which is easily audible inside during quiet moments
“Pegasus is classified by Israeli state as a weapon supposed to be used against terrorists. The Prime Minister and Home Minister have used it to scuttle probes. This is treason,” Rahul Gandhi, Congress Leader, on #Pegasus spyware
The hospitalization levels in hard-hit states along with the rate of poltiicans and athletes testing positive indicates to me there is *much* more community spread of Covid right now than testing is picking up.
Texas has begun arresting illegal immigrants who are trespassing in Texas or vandalizing property & fences. They are now being sent to this jail rather than being released like the Biden Admin. has been doing. We are adding more officers, National Guard & jails.
Thanks to Prop 47 thefts under $950 will not be prosecuted, so cops will not bother showing up. Just a reminder that you get what you voted for, California!
Massive floods in central China, caused by record-breaking rainfall, leave 12 dead and more than 100,000 people evacuated
NEW: A New York City pilot program to respond to 911 calls for mental health crises with social workers instead of cops appears to be reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, while increasing the percentage of people who accept help when offered.
#SB19 is all set for the release of their mini-EP 'Pagsibol,' which talks about growth. The group reflected on how they've changed since they started & how their growing fanbase embraced them, their music & their goal for the local music scene to take the world stage. | @mjfelipe