Protesters topple another Confederate statue in Virginia state capital

Protesters topple another Confederate statue in Virginia state capital

(Reuters) – Protesters toppled a statue of the president of the Confederacy in the Virginia state capital of Richmond late on Wednesday, the latest U.S. monument to be torn down during nationwide demonstrations demanding an end to racial injustice. Footage posted on social media showed the statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the pro-slavery Confederate … Read more

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PGA Tour makes subdued return with moment of silence

PGA Tour makes subdued return with moment of silence

(Reuters) – Players stopped for a moment of silence to honor George Floyd as the PGA Tour’s return following a three-month forced coronavirus hiatus got off to a subdued start on Thursday at the Charles Schwab Challenge. Jun 11, 2020; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Phil Mickelson and Kevin Na stand on the 13th tee box … Read more

Syria’s Assad removes prime minister as economic hardship grows

Syria's Assad removes prime minister as economic hardship grows

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Thursday dismissed prime minister Imad Khamis, state media said, in a move that follows weeks of deepening economic hardship and a rare outbreak of anti-Assad protests in government-held areas.State media did not give a reason for the sudden decision, announced in a presidential decree that designated … Read more

Rakul Preet Singh Flies to Delhi in Mask, PPE Kit and Face Shield; Perfect Airport Look in Times of COVID-19

Rakul Preet Singh Flies to Delhi in Mask, PPE Kit and Face Shield; Perfect Airport Look in Times of COVID-19

Actor Rakul Preet Singh on Thursday took a flight to Delhi wearing the full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gear. The “De De Pyaar De” actor took to Instagram and shared pictures of herself from the airport wearing masks, gloves and shoe cover as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, which has claimed the lives of 8,102 … Read more

Pau Gasol wants to play one more season with the Lakers

Pau Gasol wants to play one more season with the Lakers

Pau Gasol, whose two NBA championships came with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010, last played for Los Angeles in the 2013-14 season. The Lakers missed the playoffs that year for just the third time in four decades, and they haven’t returned to the postseason since. Now Gasol, who left the franchise that summer as … Read more

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Google renew pledge to fight online child exploitation

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Google renew pledge to fight online child exploitation

A group of tech platforms has announced a new initiative aimed at combating online child sexual abuse, CNBC reported. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter are all part of the 14-year-old Technology Coalition, which says its new Project Protect will enact a “five pillar” plan to put structure, membership models, and staffing in place to support … Read more