Day: August 5, 2020

How a commemorative Gandhi coin utterly overshadowed our fight for British ethnic minority representation

The confusion follows a campaign led by Patrick Vernon and Zehra Zaidi to put Mary Seacole or Noor Inayat Khan on legal tender: Getty Images
The confusion follows a campaign led by Patrick Vernon and Zehra Zaidi to put Mary Seacole or Noor Inayat Khan on legal tender: Getty Images

Imagine the scenes.

Three years ago, you start a campaign to make Noor Inayat Khan, a British spy in the Second World War, the first ever ethnic minority face on British legal tender. You then join forces with Patrick Vernon (whose individual campaign was for Mary Seacole), but the campaign cannot convince the Bank of England to put an ethnic minority face on the new £50 note. Undeterred, you launch We Too Built Britain to campaign for legal tender in terms of coins, as well as representation on statues and civic symbols.

On 1 August, you are told that not only does Rishi Sunak, the current chancellor, support the We Too Built Britain campaign, but he has written to the Royal Mint to ask them

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U.S. Cases Rise 1.1%; California Second-Worst Day: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — California had its second-deadliest day in the pandemic and Florida’s case count topped 500,000. Texas’s test positivity rate reached a three-week high. New York City is setting up checkpoints at key entry areas to enforce state quarantine rules for travelers.

Joe Biden will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination from Delaware rather than risk traveling to Milwaukee. Chicago, the country’s third-largest school district, will have remote learning for public schools when classes resume next month.

Johnson & Johnson will supply 100 million doses of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine to the U.S. The U.K. agreed to invest $18 million in a Scottish vaccine-manufacturing plant, while Moderna Inc. said it has received $400 million of deposits for its potential Covid-19 shot.

Key Developments

Global Tracker: Global cases top 18.6 million; deaths pass 702,000Fauci says testing too slow while Trump says it’s ‘best ever’CDC warns against drinking sanitizer after reports of deathsJapan’s

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Hilary Duff says she lost weight while enjoying bread, chocolate and wine

Instead of gaining the quarantine 15, Hilary Duff has transformed her body into fitness machine.

And she says she’s been able to do so by still eating the foods she enjoy.

Posing in a strapless bikini and sunglasses, the 32-year-old “Lizzie McGuire” star revealed how she was able to obtain her fantastic physique.

“I’ve still been counting my macros with my man and it’s truly helped me stay lean even while eating bread, chocolate, and wine!,” she wrote on Instagram Tuesday.

Duff revealed that her quarantine routine was due to trial and error, revealing she is working with a fitness studio alongside a nutrition coach.

Shouting out Novo Body Fitness, which also offers online workouts, the actress/actress said that she is “grateful I have found what works for me.”

Duff offered encouraging words of advice to her fans who might also be struggling in their weight-loss journey.

“I know

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Canada strikes deal with Pfizer, Moderna for COVID-19 vaccine, Ontario wants 38 per cent of doses

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 117,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,947 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

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August 05

1:00 p.m.: Ontario announces $83M in funding through the Resilient Communities Fund

Premier Doug Ford announced that his government

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Buy These 5 Stocks Before It’s Too Late

Earnings season is a great time to dive into stocks because there’s a certain amount of certainty that comes from all the related discussions.

This is when our expectations about the just-concluded quarter are met, exceeded or missed. It’s also when we get a somewhat clearer picture about the next quarter and at times, also the year. So jumping into stocks that have announced resounding beats and encouraging outlooks are a no-brainer.

It also pays to hang around a couple of days to see what impression brokers have come away with. And the best way that is captured is in the estimate revisions. So if management has good things to say about the company and its future and brokers come back with higher estimates, you know for sure that good things are going on.  

But since you’ve waited for the broker reports, some of the good news is likely to

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Posting selfies from The Bean? Make sure you’re not in violation of Chicago’s travel quarantine

Wondering how states and cities enforce traveler quarantines to help stop the spread of COVID-19?

Chicago health officials turn to social media for help.

The city issued an emergency travel order July 2 requiring visitors and residents who have traveled to destinations with problematic COVID-19 trends to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Authorities check the online posts of suspected violators.

If someone is on officials’ radar through contact tracing or other measures, that person’s social media accounts are checked to gather evidence for a possible citation, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady said at a news conference Tuesday.

Chicago officials check the social media accounts of visitors and residents suspected of violating the city's 14-day quarantine upon arrival from COVID-19 hot spots.
Chicago officials check the social media accounts of visitors and residents suspected of violating the city’s 14-day quarantine upon arrival from COVID-19 hot spots.

“Where we already have a concern, it’s one of the easiest ways to identify people who are not just breaking the travel order but flaunting

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note20 & Z Fold Smartphones

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Samsung unveiled two new Galaxy Note20 smartphones on Wednesday that the company promises will deliver bigger, brighter screens, a speedier processor, and faster autofocus from the camera.

The tech giant also announced an updated version of the dual-screen Galaxy Fold smartphone, featuring a redesigned hinge and a much larger front display.

Like the S20 models released by the manufacturer earlier this year, the Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra are equipped to access 5G service on carrier networks.

The Note phone’s widely sold S-Pen stylus has been outfitted with new tricks, too. To start, Samsung says it has reduced the device’s latency by 40 percent, trimming the time it takes for what you scribble to show up on the phone’s screen.

Available for preorder Thursday, the phones officially go on sale Aug. 21. The Note20—which offers 128 gigabytes of

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The hybrid learning model for schools reopening is ‘imperfect on many levels,’ experts say

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2020/08/03: A protester holds a placard that says No return until zero cases during the demonstration. (Photo by Ron Adar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 2020/08/03: A protester holds a placard that says No return until zero cases during the demonstration. (Photo by Ron Adar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

While some schools across the country have already reopened their doors to students and staff, it’s crunch time for other states and school districts to decide what learning will look like in their areas this fall. And pandemic school models vary wildly.

Chicago Public Schools officials announced on Wednesday that the city’s schools will be fully remote until “at least” November 6. In a series of tweets, school officials shared graphics that featured the headline, “Families Not Yet Ready to Return to Classrooms,” noting that many district families are hesitant to do in-person schooling. 

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What we know about the massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 135, injured thousands

Residents of Beirut are surveying the damage Wednesday after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, killing at least 135 people, wounding thousands and causing widespread damage. 

Videos shared online showed a dark cloud rising from the port, what normally might be expected from an industrial-area fire, followed by an explosion creating a massive white cloud that enveloped the area. A moment later, the shock wave hit.

As residents of the city search for missing relatives, bandage their wounds and retrieve what’s left of their homes, the Lebanese government said it is putting an unspecified number of Beirut port officials under house arrest pending an investigation and declared a two-week “state of emergency,” effectively giving the military full powers during this time.

‘Still covered in blood’: Beirut, Lebanon, searches for survivors of massive explosion

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How many people

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Guide to Getting Tested for the Coronavirus

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COVID-19 has sickened millions of Americans and claimed the lives of more than 150,000. At this point, its relentless spread can feel inevitable. But that’s a “false narrative,” says Tom Tsai, M.D., a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“The pandemic is not fated to run a certain course,” Tsai says. “We can change it through really good public health practices.” While there’s often a focus on important individual actions, such as social distancing and wearing a mask, public health measures—in particular, diagnostic testing—are also key to changing the course of the pandemic.  

Diagnostic tests identify who is actively infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. They are different from antibody tests, which can show if you were infected

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