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Is the pandemic fueling cyber addiction in young people?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused problems in all walks of life on all continents. Financial difficulties, high unemployment, pressure on healthcare systems, and isolation are just some of the difficulties facing society right now. But one of the less mentioned problems caused by the pandemic is the effect of prolonged and repeated crashes on young people and how they are becoming more and more hooked on the dopamine hit they receive from screen time. More and more parents are concerned about this. They fear that their children will spend hours on computers and phones, games and studying, it could become an addiction.We decided to speak with two under 20s to see how they are managing screen time in these uncertain times.Remote education during the pandemicBenedetta Melegari is a high...
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Facebook’s Oversight Board overturns four decisions on content moderation

Facebook's Oversight Board issued its first rulings Thursday, overturning four out of five decisions by the social network to remove questionable content.The social media giant established the oversight panel to speak out on thorny issues about the content of its platforms, in response to criticism about its inability to respond quickly and effectively to disinformation, hate speech, and anti-social campaigns. dire influence.The board makes binding decisions, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg cannot reverse. But the panel does not set policies or decide whether Facebook's enforcement of the regulations is effective.Facebook regularly removes thousands of posts and accounts, and about 150,000 of those cases have appealed to the supervisory board since its launch in November. The board is prior...
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Portugal Extends Blockade and Restricts Travel Abroad Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases

One day when Portugal reported another dramatic record of daily COVID-19 deaths and infections, the Portuguese president made a resounding appeal to the nation when the state of emergency was renewed for another two weeks."If this time the wave began in the West and Portugal is one of the first and not the last to face the pandemic, we must act quickly and drastically," said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in a televised speech to the nation.The country recorded new daily records Thursday of 16,432 additional infections and 303 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total pandemic count to more than 685,000 cases and more than 11,600 deaths.A sudden increase in the January pandemic has stretched medical services in Portugal to the limit.The president added that the country was experiencing t...
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WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that had early COVID patients

A team from the World Health Organization visited a hospital where China says the first COVID-19 patients were treated more than a year ago as part of the experts' fact-finding mission on the origins of the coronavirus.Members of the WHO team and Chinese officials previously had their first in-person meetings in a hotel, which the WHO said would be followed by field visits in the central city of Wuhan.“First face-to-face meeting with our colleagues. Correction: mask to mask given medical restrictions, "Dutch virologist Marion Koopmans tweeted.“Speaking of our visiting program. The leader of the China team, Professor Wannian, jokes about some glitches. It's good to see our colleagues after the long Zoom meetings, "Koopman tweeted, apparently referring to top Chinese epidemiologist Lia...
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COVID-19 vaccine: What are the real reasons for the EU’s slow rollout?

As other wealthy countries have made progress in vaccination against COVID-19, the European Union has lagged behind.It's not that the EU doesn't recognize the urgency: the European Commission has already signed contracts for more than two billion doses of vaccines from six companies. He wants countries to vaccinate 70% of their population by this summer.But while the UK has given 11 doses per 100 people and the US 7.9 doses per 100 people, Germany has given 2.6 doses per 100 people, Italy 2.8 doses per 100 people and France 1.8 per 100 people, according to Our World in Data.The EU is now facing further criticism as delivery delays from pharmaceutical companies have led many to wonder what the bloc could have done better in its initial launch.The EU vaccine approval process is slower th...
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Navalny warns Russian regime ‘will not succeed’ as court rejects release appeal

A court in Russian rejected an appeal by opposition leader Alexei Navalny for his release from jail, as several of his allies were also detained. He used his court appearance to deliver a warning to the Russian regime, which he has accused of trying to kill him with a nerve agent."It will fail to scare the tens of millions of people who have been robbed by that government," he said. "Yes, now you have the power to put handcuffs on me, but it won't last forever."On Wednesday, police raided several apartments and offices linked to the politician, who is the highest-profile opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin.Following widespread protests against his arrest last weekend, thousands of people were arrested and, in the following days, several of his associates were also detained.Th...
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“Dream Big”, how Tony Parker achieved the impossible

It's not always easy to make your dreams come true, unless you are Tony Parker, one of the most famous and celebrated basketball players in France. He is a player who won four NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs, also won a Most Valuable Player award from the 2007 final, and had an unforgettable performance during France's Eurobasket win in 2013. So far he has been successful in everything you've decided to do. He wanted to become an NBA player, so he did. he became that NBA player, but he was also the strongest point guard in the league for a long time. But where is it now? What are your retirement plans? Euronews journalist and also basketball player Stefania De Michele reached out to the meticulous with the iconic player that is Tony Parker.A 20-year careerTony Parker:“Even i...
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Man-up on menstruation | Euronews

As my oldest daughter, Aiya, approaches her 13th birthday, her mother and I have been chatting about how we talk to her, together, about menstruation."Together" is the key word. That is important to me, as his father.I want Aiya to know that menstruation is a normal and manageable process. I want you to know that there is nothing to fear or be ashamed of. I want you to know that your mother and I are here to support you during this change and to give you everything you need: sanitary pads and tampons, pain relievers and hot water bottles, a hug if you need it, or space if you need it. it's what she prefers. I want her to feel safe and in control. It is your right.But honestly, I'm frustrated. It frustrates me that, in 2021, this conversation is still subject to such denial among ...
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Belarus referred to the United Nations for imprisoning journalists

The journalistic rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has accused the "government of Belarus of" waging a terrible war "against journalists and freedom of expression, as it filed an official complaint with the United Nations.In recent months, amid the crackdown on frequent protests following the disputed re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, the police have detained journalists and charged them with suspected criminal acts.Human rights groups say this is to stop coverage of the protests, which have seen unprecedented numbers of people take to the streets week after week, calling for free and fair elections and an end to Lukashenko's rule.RSF, together with the Belarusian Journalists Association (BAJ), are referring arbitrary arrests of media workers to the UN.RSF data s...
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Customers ‘will be fined’ after Nice restaurant breaks COVID rules by serving lunch

French authorities say dozens of people who blatantly defied pandemic restrictions by attending the opening of a highly publicized restaurant in Nice will be identified and fined.The "Poppies" restaurant in the French Riviera city center served lunch to dozens of customers on Wednesday when the owner opened his establishment, only to be arrested and taken into custody later, but for a different reason.Christophe Wilson spent the night in detention, accused by authorities of illegally employing his cook."I have to pay my employees, support my family," he said earlier. Like thousands of others, his restaurant had been closed since October 30 as part of the government's health measures to combat COVID-19, which official figures say they have killed 74,456 in France as of Wednesday.The unv...
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