‘It’s devastating’: the grim reality of shielding from coronavirus
fter months stuck at home, clinically vulnerable people have been told they can return to their normal lives. But uncertainty and anxiety have become overwhelming
On June 20, Jessi met with her family and friends for the first time in three months. It was six months since she finished chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. It was also the day she was meant to get married. The sun was shining and they drank champagne in a park near her home in south London. As she cleaned her glass with an antibacterial wipe, Jessi felt self-conscious. “I thought – maybe this is completely insane,” she says. “Maybe I don’t need to do this at all. But then you have to check yourself. Because I was sent letters every month and texts every week, reminding me of how vulnerable I am.”
How the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory tore through the internet
Introduce your product or service!From an interview with an obscure Belgian doctor to apparent arson attacks in the UK, the conspiracy theory that 5G is somehow linked to the coronavirus pandemic has spread unlike any otherIt started with one doctor. On January 22, Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws published an interview with Kris Van Kerckhoven, a general practitioner from Putte, near Antwerp. “5G is life-threatening, and no one knows it”, read the headline. One scientifically-baseless claim in this article, published in a regional version of the paper’s print edition and since deleted from its website, sparked a conspiracy theory firestorm that has since torn through the internet and broken out into the real world, resulting in fires and threats. Van Kerckhoven didn’t just claim that 5G was dangerous: he also said it might be linked to coronavirus.
Washington Football Team: Jason Wright becomes NFL's first black team president
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The Washington Football Team have appointed Jason Wright as their new president - making him the NFL's first black team president.
Wright, 38, is a former running back for the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals.
His appointment comes a month after the franchise announced they would drop the team name 'Redskins', a term offensive to Native Americans.
"This team, at this time, is an ideal opportunity for me," said Wright.
"The transformation of the Washington Football Team is happening across all aspects of the organisation - from football to operations to branding to culture - and will make us a truly modern and aspirational franchise.
"We want to set new standards for the NFL."
Major sponsors - including FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America - had threatened to pull funding from Washington unless they considered renaming themselves.
Wright becomes the youngest team president in the league and is the fourth former NFL player to take up the role.
Following his retirement from playing in 2011, he attended business school before working at McKinsey & Company, a global strategy and management consulting firm in Washington DC.
"If I could custom design a leader for this important time in our history, it would be Jason," said Washington owner Dan Snyder.
Ellen DeGeneres: Three producers fired over 'toxic workplace' claims
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Three top producers of the Ellen DeGeneres Show have been fired amid allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment.
Ms DeGeneres announced the overhaul in a video meeting with staff, and said an internal investigation was under way.
In a message to staff she said she was "so sorry for what this has become," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The departures follow investigations by journalists into claims of bullying and intimidation on set.
A spokesperson for Warner Brothers confirmed the show has "parted ways" with executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman.
In a story published earlier this year, several former employees told Buzzfeed News they had experienced racism while working on the show, which has won over 60 Emmy Awards since it first aired in 2003.
'Subnautica' arrives on Nintendo Switch in early 2021
You can add any link or even upload a file to this buttIt took quite some time before alien undersea survival game Subnautica made its way from PC and Xbox One to PlayStation 4. A bit more than two years after that port, Nintendo Switch owners will be able to check it out too. As announced during the Indie World Showcase, it’ll hit that console sometime early next year.on!
In Subnautica, you’re tasked with scouring the depths for resources, building your base and other structures and learning what happened in the oceans of an alien planet called 4546B. All the while, you’ll need to survive the threat of various creatures. They’ll be even more deadly if you opt for the permadeath mode.