Orange County: In Santa Ana, residents clean up and debate after protest

As a protest against police brutality Saturday night in Santa Ana turned from a rally into a free-for-all, a debate well-known to Orange County raged on social media:What’s up with Santa Ana?The county seat has long loomed large in the region’s imagination. A dying, dangerous brown super barrio that tarnishes the rest of O.C. A proud town worth defending. A place wasted on its residents. One...

Man Broke Into Wrong Address For Broom Sexual Fantasy, Australian Court Rules

When the Australian man awoke to use the bathroom in his rural New South Wales home shortly after 6 a.m. on a Sunday last July, he noticed a light on his lounge room.Assuming it was a friend who comes over to use his kitchen to make coffee, he yelled out for them to leave.“Bugger off, it’s too early," the man said.But in the darkness, he heard a stranger's voice reply.“Is your name...

Study finds that plain packaging actually boosted tobacco consumption in Australia

In December 2012, Australia became the first country to introduce regulations for the plain packaging of tobacco products as part of its bid to come into line with many European nations when it comes to strictly controlling and reducing tobacco consumption. With the provisions, the Australian government had hoped to make tobacco products less attractive to potential smokers by preventing...

How Stephen Poloz proved the naysayers wrong

Stephen Poloz first dreamed of becoming Bank of Canada governor in 1974, when he got hooked on economics as an undergrad at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. Thirty-nine years later, it happened. How many of us can match that? Not many.But it would have required a dark soul to design the pre-mortem to prepare Poloz for an ending to his dream-come-true story that included the deaths of more...

George Floyd Protest in Washington, DC

Protesters plan to take to the streets in Washington, DC, on Friday to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (All photos, credit Matthew Perdie / Breitbart News) The protest coincides with the district’s first day of reopening. The stay-at-home order that had been in effect for nearly two months was lifted Friday. PROTEST FRIDAY MAY 29th 2020! 5:00 pm 14th and U st nw WASHINGTON...

Boris Johnson outlines UK reopening guidelines

While personal distancing remains in the cards, businesses, school and socializing are set to slowly be revived, he said, outlining new re-opening guidelines on how and where people should resume social contact.Up to six people will be allowed to meet outside "as long as they respect social distancing rules," in gardens and other private outdoor spaces, he said. "At the moment, as you know,...

‘Pathetic clown’: Chinese state-backed media attacks Canada after Meng Wanzhou ruling

Wednesday’s ruling against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has set off a range of barbed commentary in China’s state-backed media, much of it deriding Canada’s role in the affair.On Wednesday, Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes of the B.C. Supreme Court ruled that the charges Meng faces in America could also be a crime in Canada, and said the case should proceed. Meng is accused of...

#ICYMI: Record-setting day, nurses protest, recruitment campaign, more

Article contentWednesday, May 27, 2020: Here are some of the stories we’ve been following today.A record-setting dayWe apologize, but this video has failed to load.#ICYMI: Record-setting day, nurses protest, recruitment campaign, more Back to videoIn case there was any doubt, Wednesday was a record-breaking day in terms of the heat in the city. Read more here.How to enjoy summer and minimize...

Trump threatens to ‘close down’ Twitter after it marks tweet with factcheck warning – Channel 4 News

President Trump has threatened to “close down” the social media platform Twitter – after it flagged up two of his posts for fact checking – linking to an article describing Mr Trump’s claims about postal ballot fraud as “unsubstantiated”. The President did not waste any time in hitting back, accusing Twitter of stifling free speech and warning vaguely of “big action to follow”....

We foster citizen empowerment in time of crisis – VoxEurop (English)

In this Op-ed, European Civic Tech actors reaffirm the importance of their role in protecting fundamental rights and providing citizens with the tools to remain in contact with each other, and for collaboration between citizens and decision-makers. During this time of global health crisis, governments all over the world have taken emergency measures to protect their citizens. While the need...