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MTV Fires Siesta Key ‘s Alex Kompothecras for Allegedly Sharing Racist Posts

Siesta Key star Alex Kompothecras has been fired by MTV on the night of the show’s premiere for allegedly making racist comments and sharing white supremacist images on social media.

“We’ve made the decision to cut ties with Alex and are editing the current season to minimize his presence,” an MTV spokesperson tells PEOPLE. “He will not be in future seasons of Siesta Key.”

The show’s official social media pages shared the same statement on Tuesday — the same day that season 3 returned to MTV.

Kompothecras, 25, and his girlfriend Alyssa Salerno have previously been prominently featured in the reality show, and a recent promo teased more hostility between him and ex Juliette Porter. PEOPLE previously reported that the new episodes were set to cover Salerno’s pregnancy.

Racist comments and white supremacist posts allegedly made by Kompothecras recently resurfaced and have been circulating by fan accounts online.

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Where to buy transparent coverings for people with hearing problems

While not as widely available as cloth face coverings, you can find transparent face masks online: iStock
While not as widely available as cloth face coverings, you can find transparent face masks online: iStock

The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

As of 15 June, face coverings have been mandatory in England while using public transport, in Ubers and in hospitals. The new rules mean that anyone travelling by train, Tube, bus, ferry or plane in England should be wearing a face covering.

We’ve covered everything you need to know about when and where to use face coverings, where to buy them from to how to wash one in our face mask buying guide.

But what’s not being talked about is the problems that covering your mouth can cause for deaf people and those who have hearing problems and communicate through lip-reading. This has a detrimental affect on the

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Here’s What’s Opened, Closed Or Modified In Phase 2

CONNECTICUT — The state will enter its second reopening phase June 17 just in time for Father’s Day weekend. Things like indoor dining, gyms and movie theaters will make their return albeit under strict rules that will define our “new normal.”

Around 95 percent of Connecticut’s economy will be reopen in the second phase, Gov. Ned Lamont said. The third reopening phase will take place sometime in mid-July as long as the state maintains the course in keeping coronavirus infections and hospitalizations under control.

Lamont’s administration has moved away from its target goal of 100,000 coronavirus tests per week for the state. State COO Josh Geballe said during a news conference that the state would continue to focus on high-risk settings such as nursing homes, prisons, healthcare and other essential workers. In addition, anyone with possible coronavirus symptoms should get tested, he said. There has been mixed messages from the

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Duchess of Cambridge encourages children to spread a little kindness in online assembly

The Duchess of Cambridge has encouraged children to talk to someone to help them feel better as she led an online assembly on kindness.

Kate pre-recorded the weekly Thursday morning assembly for Oak National Academy, an online classroom providing video lessons, from Anmer Hall, where she has been living with her husband Prince William and their children, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte.

She did the assembly on the theme “spread a little kindness”, taken from a lesson on the Mentally Healthy School platform.

During the assembly, the duchess, 38, will say: “Talking to someone, whether it’s a friend, family member, or teacher, is something you can do to make yourself feel that little bit better. And you can also play your part in helping others to feel better too, whether offering a friendly ear, or helping someone in need.

“Small acts of kindness can go such a long

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Duchess of Cambridge encourages kindness in assembly

The Duchess of Cambridge has encouraged children to talk to someone to help them feel better as she led an online assembly on kindness.

Kate pre-recorded the weekly Thursday morning assembly for Oak National Academy, an online classroom providing video lessons, from Anmer Hall, where she has been living with her husband Prince William and their children, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte.

She did the assembly on the theme “spread a little kindness”, taken from a lesson on the Mentally Healthy School platform.

During the assembly, the duchess, 38, will say: “Talking to someone, whether it’s a friend, family member, or teacher, is something you can do to make yourself feel that little bit better. And you can also play your part in helping others to feel better too, whether offering a friendly ear, or helping someone in need.

“Small acts of kindness can go such a long

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Virginia Will Not Enter Phase 3 Of Reopening This Week: Northam

RICHMOND, VA — Virginia will not enter phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan on Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday at a news conference in Richmond. The governor noted, however, that the rate of positive coronavirus cases and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continue to decline in the state.

Northam said he plans to release more specifics about what phase 3 of the reopening plan will look like at his news conference on Thursday.

“Our numbers continue to look favorable. Our total case numbers have been trending downward,” the governor said. “The number of hospital beds occupied by COVID patients is trending down, as is the number of patients hospitalized with a positive or pending COVID test.”

The percent of tests that are positive has dropped to 7.4 percent as of June 12. “I want to have more time to see how the numbers look before we

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Steroid drug hailed as ‘breakthrough’ for seriously ill COVID-19 patients

By Kate Kelland and Alistair Smout

LONDON (Reuters) – A cheap and widely used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save the lives of COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a “major breakthrough” in the coronavirus pandemic.

Trial results announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other diseases such as arthritis, reduced death rates by around a third among the most severely ill COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital.

The preliminary results, which have not been peer-reviewed, suggest the drug should immediately become standard care in patients with severe cases of the pandemic disease, said the researchers who led the trials.

They said they would work to publish the full details of the trial as soon as possible, and many scientists said they hope to be able to review the evidence for themselves soon, especially given the recent

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Dog-like robots now on sale for $75,000, with conditions

You can now buy one of those unnerving animal-like robots you might have seen on YouTube — so long as you don’t plan to use it to harm or intimidate anyone.

Boston Dynamics on Tuesday started selling its four-legged Spot robots online for just under $75,000 each.

The agile robots can walk, climb stairs and observe their surroundings with cameras and other sensors. But people who buy them online must agree not to arm them or intentionally use them as weapons, among other conditions.

“The key goal for us is to make sure people trust robots,” Michael Perry, the company’s vice president for business development, said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Somebody wanted to use Spot for a haunted house and we said no to that. It frames the robot in a negative context.”

The terms and conditions state that “Spot is an amazing robot, but is not

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A glimmer of hope

Hola pandemic pals,

It’s the middle of June and COVID-19 is still here. In fact, the data indicates it’s just getting started. We’re seeing the largest daily spikes of new cases since scientists began tracking the disease back in December of 2019. At the rate we’re going, experts figure about one in every five people could end up contracting a “serious” case of the disease.

Credit: Worldometers

That’s the bad news. But, as you can see above, there’s some good news. The number of cases have gone up with the number of tests performed, but the number of deaths is trending downward. This means, in most places, medical professionals are doing a better job identifying and treating the most severe cases.

Now for the best news: there’s a new “breakthrough” treatment that’s experimentally shown to improve outcomes in the worst COVID-19 cases. It’s not a vaccine or cure, but preliminary

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We’re Loving These Face Masks Halima Aden Has Designed for People Who Wear Hijabs

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Think back to 2016. This was the year Halima Aden, a Somali-American woman who was 19 at the time, made headlines for being the first contestant ever to compete in a Miss USA pageant wearing a hijab and burkini. Now, four years later, Aden is making headlines again, this time for designing a line of hijab and turban face mask sets, specifically hijab and turban sets. The line was created in collaboration with Allure and Anywear for the Banding Together Project.

“As many hijab-wearing women are working at health care facilities, I wanted to make sure they have a comfortable option for wearing a mask while keeping their hair covered. It can also get hot running around at the pace health care employees are right now, so a breathable fabric was a must,” Aden says of the sets.

Aden’s collection is comprised of

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