Google.org’s $100 million contribution to COVID-19 relief

Google org 100m grants hero.jpg Jacquelline Fuller VP, Google.org Published May 6, 2020 When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Google.org committed $50 million in grants focused on the areas where our resources and people can have the most impact: health and science, economic relief and recovery, and distance learning. Today we’re committing another $50 million, bringing…

Britain’s Johnson to set out five-tier coronavirus warning system

LONDON (Reuters) – The coronavirus lockdown will not end yet, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, urging people to “stay alert” to the risks as he outlined plans to begin slowly easing measures that have closed much of the economy for seven weeks. While his directions were for England, the government wants the…

To work or not to work? UK lockdown loosen up mired by confusion

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a cautious plan on Monday to get Britain back to work, including advice on wearing home-made face coverings, though his attempt to lift the coronavirus lockdown prompted confusion and even satire. The United Kingdom has one of the world’s highest official COVID-19 death tolls and, after…

We will have summer season tourist season, guarantees EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Safety is a key element of the EU’s proposals – police had to evacuate crowds from the steps of the Sacré-Cœur in Paris on Tuesday A gradual lifting of borders has been proposed by the EU’s executive in an attempt to kick-start a tourist industry hit hard by the…

Director Eliza Hittman on unmasking the abortion experience Never ever Seldom In some cases Constantly

Director Eliza Hittman on unmasking the abortion experience Never ever Seldom In some cases Constantly

Once you watch Eliza Hittman’s raw portrait of a teen in a pregnancy crisis, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, the lengthy title choice will make absolute sense. After exploring teenagers’ journeys through young love and trauma in films like It Felt Like Love and Beach Rats, Hittman’s third film follows Autumn (Sidney Flanigan), a Pennsylvania girl…

Sonos Challenges Spotify and Apple With New Streaming Music Service

Sonos Challenges Spotify and Apple With New Streaming Music Service

When you think of Sonos, you think of speakers. But starting today, the company is also a streaming service, launching Sonos Radio, a free, ad-supported service that includes 60,000 stations plus original content.The service doesn’t require existing users to download another app—it’ll just be part of an automatic software update rolling out today for Sonos owners in…

Can you compare nations?

Image copyright Getty Images Everyone wants to know how well their country is tackling coronavirus, compared with others. But you have to make sure you’re comparing the same things. The United States, for example, has far more Covid-19 deaths than any other country – as of 20 April, a total of over 40,000 deaths. But…

Easter season goes virtual as coronavirus locks out tradition

Easter season goes virtual as coronavirus locks out tradition

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – One Catholic priest in rural coastal Ireland delivered socially-distanced blessings from a moving vintage “popemobile”. FILE PHOTO: Photos of believers who were asked to send in pictures are lined up as Priest Joachim Giesler holds a mass, after the service was closed due to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in…

Trump Extends Travel Ban to UK and Ireland, Tests Negative for COVID-19

Trump Extends Travel Ban to UK and Ireland, Tests Negative for COVID-19

President Donald Trump, surrounded by members of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, discusses the national emergency at a Saturday press conference. Photo: Jim Watson (Getty)Now if only we could get him to stop shaking so many people’s hands.Members of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force led a press conference Saturday to discuss increased precautionary…

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