Art

Africa Now Radio with Cuppy on Apple Music

Africa Now Radio with Cuppy on Apple Music

New forms of African popular music fuse traditional and contemporary sensibilities, morphing into hybridized sonic fragments that connect Joburg to Nairobi via Lagos and Accra. On this Apple Music show, Nigerian-born DJ and curator Cuppy presents the latest African sounds in their lush entirety, be it amapiano, Afrobeats, highlife, alté, house, hip-hop, Afrobongo, or kuduro. Expect only the latest and greatest sounds from across the continent, ... Full story

Education

Coronavirus: Pupils begin return to the classroom  News

Coronavirus: Pupils begin return to the classroom News

Image caption Most pupils return to the classroom this week for the first time since March. Scotland's pupils will begin returning to their classrooms later for the first time since the start of the lockdown nearly five months ago. Schools in the Borders and Shetland will be first to reopen with most local authorities following on Wednesday. Physical distancing among students will not generally be required but hygiene and safety measures such ... Full story

Economics

Oil firms on U.S. stimulus hopes, Asian demand recovery

Oil firms on U.S. stimulus hopes, Asian demand recovery

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Crude oil gained more ground on Tuesday, with prices underpinned by expectations of U.S. stimulus and a rebound in Asian demand as economies reopen. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind a crude oil pump jack on a drill pad in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 24, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant. Brent crude LCOc1 added 7 cents, or 0.2%, to $45.06 a barrel, as of 0027 GMT. West Texas Intermediate U.S. crude ... Full story

Entertainment

Remote school is bad for kids

Remote school is bad for kids

“I just want to play with my friends!” an 8-year-old patient said, bursting into tears. This was during a recent video visit one of us had with the patient and his mother, a single parent. It’s just the two of them in a cramped apartment with no yard and no safe park to play in nearby. The mother is working from home, so poor Julian has to entertain himself quietly and alone. It has been a lot of video games and TV for the past few weeks. ... Full story

Health

Brazil registers 22,048 new coronavirus cases and 703 new deaths

Brazil registers 22,048 new coronavirus cases and 703 new deaths

Rio de Janeiro's Archbishop Orani Tempesta celebrates a mass in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on Father's Day, at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ian Cheibub. RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil on Monday registered 22,048 new cases of coronavirus and 703 deaths, the health ministry said. Overall, Brazil now has 3,057,470 confirmed cases, while the death toll has ... Full story

Law

California wins injunction against Uber, Lyft classifying drvers as contractors

California wins injunction against Uber, Lyft classifying drvers as contractors

California passed Assembly Bill 5 late last year in a bid to reclassify many gig economy workers as employees, and so far, Lyft and Uber have not done that. The state is suing them, and on Monday afternoon Judge Ethan Schulman of San Francisco Superior Court ruled in favor of granting a preliminary injunction that would block the companies from classifying drivers as independent contractors. Reuters reports that in the 34-page decision Schulman ... Full story

Living

E.P.A. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas

E.P.A. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected in the coming days to lift Obama-era controls on the release of methane, a powerful climate-warming gas that is emitted from leaks and flares in oil and gas wells. The new rule on methane pollution, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, has been expected for months, and will be made public before Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke anonymously to avoid ... Full story

Politics

Hong Kong newspaper defiant after crackdown - BBC News

Hong Kong newspaper defiant after crackdown - BBC News

Image caption Supporters of the paper bought copies in bulk in the early hours. Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper has vowed to "fight on" after the arrest of owner Jimmy Lai under a controversial security law imposed by Beijing. In extraordinary scenes streamed by the paper on Monday a handcuffed Mr Lai was led through his newsroom as nearly 200 police officers raided the building. The pro-democracy activist was among 10 people arrested on ... Full story

Sport

Unrest in Chicago and Portland shows America’s summer of protest is far from over

Unrest in Chicago and Portland shows America’s summer of protest is far from over

In Portland, Ore., protesters set fire to the police union headquarters. In Chicago, hundreds of young people responded to reports of a police-involved shooting by looting downtown stores. And after another weekend of unrest in America, President Trump responded on Monday by suggesting that National Guard troops were the solution to a situation that had grown “out of control.”. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Tensions have escalated ... Full story

Technology

Philips debuting large filament HomeKit bulbs, other updates in September

Philips debuting large filament HomeKit bulbs, other updates in September

A new leak indicates that Philips is set to debut new HomeKit -compatible Hue products — including ones with large filament bulbs — as soon as September. The electronics company unveiled new HomeKit-enabled products at CES 2020 , and again in June 2020 . But German tech site Hueblog says that Philips has more to come later in 2020. According to Hueblog , Philips will announce two large filament bulbs with an E27 base: a 12.5-centimeter Giant ... Full story