Stay Home? Wash Hands? But 1.8 Billion Remain Homeless & 3.0 Billion Have No Access to Water — Global Issues

by Thalif Deen (united nations)Thursday, May 14, 2020Inter Press ServiceUNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The relentless battle against the devastating coronavirus pandemic has been underlined by several widespread advisories from health experts – STAY HOME. WASH YOUR HANDS. WEAR MASK. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE.But the UK-based WaterAid and UN Habitat in Nairobi point out the paradox in at least two...

UK coronavirus live: Some ‘disruptive’ lockdown measures set to remain in force for rest of year, says Whitty | Politics

Nicola Sturgeon said she was increasingly optimistic Scotland has passed the peak in cases after “really encouraging” data showed a continuing fall in hospital admissions and intensive care cases. The number of intensive care patients in Scotland fell for the seventh day running to 155, the lowest number since 1 April. Covid-19 hospital admissions by ambulance fell to 156 on Tuesday, the...

Supreme Court Lets Block On Federal Executions Remain

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday against the Trump administration and upheld a lower court’s preliminary injunction blocking the Justice Department from carrying out federal executions.The decision halts the pending executions of four men, which the Justice Department had scheduled for December and January.  It’s been more than 16 years since the death penalty was last used at the...

Stu Cowan: Canadiens winger Charles Hudon battling to remain in NHL

Things haven’t been easy this season for Charles Hudon.The 25-year-old forward didn’t make the Canadiens’ 23-man roster to start the year and was sent to the AHL’s Laval Rocket. This came after Hudon was a healthy scratch for the final 22 games last season.The good news for Hudon is that he signed a one-year, one-way contract during the summer, meaning he is earning US$800,000 wherever...