Watch a stunt athlete hit the autobahn (hard) on a bike
by By Cycle Volta Staff on June 5, 2020 at 12:00 am
Germany’s eRockit puts its pedal-controlled electric motorcycle to the test on the famed highway with Sebastian “Satu” Kopke.
Facing the home theatre FOMO
by Adam Turner on June 4, 2020 at 11:17 pm
Unless you’re happy to upgrade your lounge room as often as you upgrade your smartphone, you need to make peace with home theatre ‘fear of missing out’.
Racism is undeniably a public health issue
by Kat Eschner on June 4, 2020 at 9:00 pm
The state of Ohio, the city of Cleveland, San Bernardino County in California, and other jurisdictions in the country are all at some stage of formally declaring racism a public health issue in their regions. The motion may not pass everywhere, but it is a sign of a change in how we view racism that may lead to positive change.
Elon Musk tweets ‘time to break up Amazon,’ escalating feud with Jeff Bezos
by Bloomberg News on June 4, 2020 at 7:26 pm
Musk’s post came in response to a tweet from a writer who said his book about COVID-19 was being removed from Amazon for violating unspecified guidelines
The best gaming headphones for an immersive experience
by PopSci Commerce Team on June 4, 2020 at 7:24 pm
Headphones that will improve your game and keep you in touch with your crew.
26 lakh migrant labourers stranded across 33 states: Preliminary govt data
on June 5, 2020 at 2:32 am
The data has been released after a strongly-worded directive from Central Information Commission (CIC) following a complaint by Right to Information (RTI) activist Venkatesh Nayak. The chief labour commissioner had initiated this enumeration exercise during Lockdown 1.0 with lakhs of labourers trying to get back to their native villages.
RSS-affiliated trade union announces countrywide protest against privatisation of PSUs
on June 5, 2020 at 2:30 am
“The government is trying to justify the privatisation of PSUs as it needs money to run the government machinery,” the BMS said. “It has no moral right or authority to sell national assets created by its predecessors,” the trade union added.
Covid couldn’t lock down investigators pursuing high-profile cases
on June 5, 2020 at 2:28 am
From questioning the accused to filing chargesheets to opposing bail pleas of high-profile accused to ensuring that they remain lodged in jail, agencies have focussed on pursuing investigations into the high-profile cases notwithstanding the constraints of lockdown.
Finance Ministry puts a leash on expenses in times of Covid
on June 5, 2020 at 2:24 am
The finance ministry has barred all ministries and departments from proposing new schemes in FY21, barring those announced under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana and the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, to cope with spending needs due to the Covid-19 crisis amid an economic slump.
Two more Gujarat Congress MLAs quit ahead of RS polls
on June 5, 2020 at 2:19 am
Gujarat assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi said Akshay Patel, MLA from Karjan, and Jitu Choudhury, MLA from Kaparda, had submitted their resignations on Tuesday evening and that he had accepted the resignations after proper verification.
Use Your FSA Money to Donate Street Medic Supplies
by Beth Skwarecki on June 4, 2020 at 6:15 pm
If you tend to have cash lingering in your medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA) at the end of the year, you don’t have to wait until December to start spending it. You can use it to buy first aid supplies now, and consider donating them to groups that organize medical support for protesters.Read more…
Maya Jama’s best fashion moments
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Sophie Goodwin) on June 4, 2020 at 4:07 pm
We’ve rounded up Maya Jama’s best fashion moments – take a look at why she’s our ultimate style crush.
Amazon has a bargain outlet section and these are the best deals
by email@example.com (Katy Gale) on June 4, 2020 at 3:58 pm
There’s a section on Amazon that most people don’t know about and it features all the best deals!
Call Your Mayor About These Specific Police Reforms
by Beth Skwarecki on June 4, 2020 at 3:45 pm
A police department’s use-of-force policies can have a huge impact on the number of people they end up killing. The people at Campaign Zero have identified the eight most important policies that cities can start putting in place right away, and they have built a tool so you can look up where your city stands on each.Read more…
Is this the future of nails salons? From perspex screens to signing waivers
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Laura Mulley) on June 4, 2020 at 3:33 pm
As of next month we should finally be able to get our nails done again – here are the changes you can expect to see in your local salon.
Pastor Accused of ‘Homophobia’ Wins Case Before London Tribunal
on June 4, 2020 at 6:28 pm
Rev. George Hargreaves, an Oxford-educated minister in Great Britain, was being repeatedly shunned at work for his biblical beliefs on sexuality. Now an appeals tribunal has taken his side.
We Must Never Forget the Tiananmen Square Massacre
on June 4, 2020 at 5:29 pm
Today is the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. This year, the Chinese government is repressing the annual vigil in Hong Kong.
At Least 39 Injured in Knife Attack at China Kindergarten
on June 4, 2020 at 9:10 am
A school security guard injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in southern China on Thursday morning, state media reported. The motive remains unknown.
British Medical Journal Retracts Study That Undermined Hydroxychloroquine Efforts
on June 3, 2020 at 8:19 pm
The British medical journal The Lancet announced Thursday it has retracted a study that claimed that COVID-19 patients who took hydroxychloroquine had a higher mortality rate and increased heart problems compared with those who did not take it, stating that the authors were “unable to complete an independent audit of the data underpinning their analysis.”
Top Italian Health Official: Coronavirus ‘Clinically No Longer Exists in Italy’
on June 3, 2020 at 5:48 pm
Over the weekend, a top medical official in Italy said the novel coronavirus — the illness that locked down much of the U.S. for three months — is losing its potency and is no longer nearly as lethal as it once was.