Penneys to reopen Irish stores from Friday

Penneys, the Irish street fashion retailer, has announced it will reopen its Irish stores from next Friday, June 12th, having previously announced it would not be reopening next week. The clothing chain had been working towards June 29th, which was the original date for the reopening of larger retailers under the Government’s plan, before that date was accelerated by Ministers to Monday 8th....

Trump’s ‘this is a great day for Floyd’ remarks slammed: Live | USA News

Protests continue over police brutality as several cities hold memorials to honour George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.  Twitter has removed President Donald Trump's campaign tribute video to George Floyd on its platform, citing a copyright complaint. Rights groups in the US have sued the Trump administration, claiming...

George Floyd: ‘Pandemic of racism’ led to his death, memorial told

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRev Al Sharpton eulogy: 'Get your knee off our neck'A lawyer for George Floyd has told a memorial service that a "pandemic of racism" led to his death at the hands of US police officers last month.Benjamin Crump vowed "to get justice" for Mr Floyd, who died after an officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes.Hundreds attended the service...

How To Talk To Kids About Racism And The George Floyd Protests

As the protests over the killing of George Floyd continue nationwide, many parents are struggling with how exactly to discuss it all with their kids — particularly their young kids.Parents know it is vital to teach their kids about race, racism and police brutality. But those conversations are hard and the stakes are incredibly high. HuffPost Parents spoke with two experts who provided some...

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...

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,...

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...

Michigan Gov. Whitmer calls husband’s boat launch request a ‘failed attempt at humor’ amid backlash

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday attempted to quell growing criticism after her husband dropped her name while trying to get his boat in the water for the Memorial Day Weekend.“My husband made a failed attempt at humor last week when checking in with the small business that helps with our boat and dock up north,” Whitmer said. “Knowing it wouldn't make a difference, he jokingly...

Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital

“It wasn’t COVID,” Silva’s daughter, Eliete das Graças insisted to the funerary workers. She swore her 83-year-old father had died of Alzheimer’s disease, not that sickness ravaging the city’s hospitals.But Silva, like the vast majority of those dying at home, was never tested for the new coronavirus. The doctor who signed his death certificate never saw his body before determining...