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Concern in Brazil over crowded beaches amid rebound in pandemic

The beaches of Rio de Janeiro have received thousands of bathers. EFE The beaches of Rio de Janeiro were taken by thousands of Cariocas and tourists this Sunday, on the eve of the beginning of the austral summer, which ignited the alerts of the specialists before the possibility that such agglomerations aggravate the pandemic of the covid-19 in this Brazilian city. On sunny Sunday and the high temperatures a few hours before the beginning of the austral summer this Monday, thousands of people went to the beaches, the vast majority without a mask or any other prevention, and caused crowds in the famous sands o...
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Prepare Stories and Invite a Dog: 8 Tips for Surviving a Zoom Christmas | Christmas

Set up a 'zoom room' in your homeYour laptop screen will be a window into your soul this holiday season, so take the opportunity to make your life appear to be in control. One advantage of any global pandemic is that there is no need to clean for guests. When it comes to messes, he's "off screen, out of mind." Meanwhile, you can create an idealized - and / or completely false - Vision of your home life: Fill the area behind you with large volumes of poetry, or hard exercise equipment, or the only plant that you have managed to keep alive for more than a week.Enjoy your bossy streakWhen there are more than three people in a Zoom conversation, it turns into a cacophony of indecipherable comments or a series of long, painful silences. It can be useful establish a rigid code of conduct:...
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‘Racism doesn’t dissolve once it makes the headlines’: is the fashion industry doing enough to address diversity? | fashion

This month, the unofficial watchdog of fashion, Prada diet, published a Meme "how it started versus how it goes" On Instagram. By contrasting a past moment of hope with a current moment of reckoning, Diet Prada turned its attention to the American clothing and home goods store Anthropologie.The first image was a screenshot from the brand's official Instagram account, showing a promise to diversify its workforce, written after the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in the spring. A second screenshot showed the poster for a series of virtual Christmas workshops: styling sessions, baking demonstrations and candle-making sessions led by white and blonde women.At the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, former Anthropologie employees claimed the store had a history of...
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The Arab Spring was not in vain. Next time will be different | Protest

AAt the end of 2010, he was on his way to Sudan for Christmas, scouring Arab social media for snippets of information about a story set in Tunisia; a story that the Arab media was censoring and that the western media still ignored. A street trader, Mohammed Bouazizi, set himself on fire in protest against the government in the town of Sidi Bouzid, sparking demonstrations that spread across the country.Weeks before the protests toppled Tunisia's president for life, you could see that something about this uprising was different. There was something about the way the protests resonated in homes across the Arab world, the intensity of the moral outrage and the force of the momentum that felt new and exciting.But even as I wrote back then about their promise and potential, I never imagine...
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Mystery Investor Company Wins £ 200m PPE Contracts Via ‘High Priority Lane’ | World News

A company with mysterious investors and links to the Isle of Man received government contracts worth £ 200 million to supply the UK with personal protective equipment (PPE) after it was placed in a 'high priority lane' for well-connected companies , The Guardian may reveal. PPE Medpro has not disclosed the identities of the financiers and businessmen behind the venture, and it is unclear how its PPE supply offer was processed through a channel created for companies referred by politicians and senior officials. PPE Medpro was awarded your first contract, for £ 80.85 million to supply 210 million masks, June 12. The company ensured its second contract two weeks later, for £ 122 million, to supply 25 million surgical gowns. Both contracts were awarded directly by the government without ...
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Luckiest provinces and cities in Spain in the Christmas Lottery

ABC Updated:22/12/2020 09:52h save Up to 80 times it has fallen the jackpot of the Christmas Lottery in the city of Madrid, which makes it the luckiest in Spain. The last time, last year when a part of the graceful number (26590) It was sold at a Lottery Administration in the capital. The 80 Gordos de Madrid capital are followed by two other cities that last year also took part of the award. So, Barcelona treasures 42 Fat, while far behind it is located Sevilla with 17. For its part, in Valencia, Bilbao and Zaragoza the award has fallen up to 13 times. In Cádiz has played 12 times, while in Málaga there have been 10. Nine awards have Alicante and Santander.The last Jackpot prize, that of 2019, was distributed in 11 different municipalities: three of them in the province ...
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Coronavirus: Europe faces Christmas with strict quarantines and with uncertainty due to the new variant detected in the United Kingdom

Drafting BBC World News7 minutesImage source, Getty ImagesCaption, The new strain of coronavirus prompted restrictions in the UK to be tightened.The increase in infections of a new strain of the coronavirus changed the Christmas and New Year plans of more than 16 million people in the United Kingdom.The country was preparing to ease its restrictions during the holidays, but this Saturday, the government made a different decision before the advance of a new variant of the virus, which appears to be spreading faster, although it is not more deadly than others.Health authorities said the new mutation was proving to be up to 70% more transmissible.UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said this strain "was out of control".British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered residents of London and othe...
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USA exceeds 317,000 deaths and 17.8 million cases of Covid-19

ABC Updated:12/21/2020 8:23h save To update08.23Hong Kong Police Detain Coronavirus Patient Escaped From Hospital Two Days LaterHong Kong Police have managed to arrest a 63-year-old man on Monday who had escaped two days ago from a public hospital in the city, where he was being treated for coronavirus.The man, who goes by the name of Li Wan keung, reports the newspaper 'South China Morning Post', has been located near midnight on Monday in Mong Kok, the commercial and residential district with the highest population of Hong Kong .08.06Kazakhstan begins production of Russian Sputnik V vaccineKazakhstan on Monday began to produce the Russian anticovid vaccine Sputnik V, with which it plans to start a national vaccination campaign next February, the Kazakh government reported...
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Donald Trump agrees to extend government funds 24 hours to avoid its closure

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 06:14 20 minutes before midnight, the deadline for the closing of the Administration, Trump signed a law passed by both houses of Congress File photo of a sign with the word "resist" at the White House. AFP The outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, you have agreed to extend for 24 hours the funds of the Federal Administration to avoid its closure, which could have occurred this midnight due to lack of financing.20 minutes before midnight, deadline for the closure of the Administration, Trump signed a law passed by both houses of Congress.The measure allows extending until midnight from Monday to Tuesday the deadline to avoid the closure of the Administration while, in parallel, the two parties specify the details of a stimulus package aime...
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We can have all the magic of Santa without the lies | Christmas

RRecently, Triple J host Avani Dias was thrown live on air during a conversation with fellow ABC host James Valentine as she came dangerously close to ruining Christmas for families around the world by saying that Santa Claus It was a lie.Speaking later about the incident, radio veteran Valentine explained that with so many children listening in with their parents, the risk, and the likelihood of complaints, was too high. Some things, like believing in Santa, are just holy. "Shitting on it, just for the sake of talking on the air, is a bastard act that should not be encouraged." Valentine told Pedestrian.TV.Shitting Santa at the end of the most garbage-filled year on record seems like something even the grinch wouldn't do. It's Christmas and Santa needs to be front and center. Has e...