Art

Tate removes reference to 'amusing' restaurant after racist images in mural draw anger

Tate removes reference to 'amusing' restaurant after racist images in mural draw anger

Tate Britain has removed a reference to its restaurant as “the most amusing room in Europe” after complaints about racist depictions in a 1920s mural. The Rex Whistler restaurant is covered floor to ceiling in a specially commissioned mural by the eponymous British artist titled The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats, which depicts the enslavement of a black child and the distress of his mother. It also shows the boy running behind a horse and ... Full story

Education

Lecturer says foreign students need clarity on 'academic freedom' after row over UNSW Hong Kong article

Lecturer says foreign students need clarity on 'academic freedom' after row over UNSW Hong Kong article

The University of New South Wales needs to clarify for foreign students “what academic freedom in Australia means”, the director of Human Rights Watch, Elaine Pearson, has said, after the university partially removed an article about Hong Kong from its website and deleted a Twitter post promoting it. The controversy followed complaints from Chinese students, a campaign on Weibo and articles criticising the university in the state-owned ... Full story

Economics

President Donald J. Trump Is Conserving and Restoring the Majesty of America's Public Lands

President Donald J. Trump Is Conserving and Restoring the Majesty of America's Public Lands

We’re preserving our land. We’re making our land better and cleaner and safer. PRESERVING AMERICA’S LAND: President Donald J. Trump is taking historic action to invest in America’s national parks and public lands. - Today, President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act, which is the single largest investment in America’s national parks and public lands in history. - This legislation marks the most significant conservation accomplishment ... Full story

Entertainment

Trump actually doesn’t appear to understand how bad the pandemic is

Trump actually doesn’t appear to understand how bad the pandemic is

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. These were the emperor's clothes, and he was proud of them. But Swan, given one of the few opportunities for a non-sycophant to interview the president, revealed them for what they were. Trump was left fumbling, unable to rationalize his repeated claims that all was well. Because, of course, it isn't. “Right now, I think it's under control,” Trump said at one point. “I'll tell you what—”. “How? A ... Full story

Health

Can you get the coronavirus from secondhand smoke?

Can you get the coronavirus from secondhand smoke?

Can you get the coronavirus from secondhand smoke? Secondhand smoke isn’t believed to directly spread the virus, experts say, but infected smokers may blow droplets carrying the virus when they exhale. Being able to smell the smoke might be a red flag that you’re standing too close to the smoker. The respiratory droplets people spray when they talk, cough or sneeze are believed to be the main way the virus spreads. And people also exhale those ... Full story

Law

President @realDonaldTrump signs the Great American Outdoors Act"

President @realDonaldTrump signs the Great American Outdoors Act"

The White House: "LIVE: President @realDonaldTrump signs the Great American Outdoors Act" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Living

Pres. Trump signs Great American Outdoors Act at the White House."

Pres. Trump signs Great American Outdoors Act at the White House."

ABC News: "HAPPENING NOW: Pres. Trump signs Great American Outdoors Act at the White House.". -. -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Politics

Opinion  attack on voting by mail

Opinion attack on voting by mail

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at least didn’t repeat President Trump’s lies that mail-in voting leads to massive fraud. CNN reports that Rubio told reporters during a question-and-answer portion of a conference call: “No, I’m not concerned about mail-in voting in Florida.” Yet the senator declined to comment further. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. That’s just not good enough. It’s not good enough for Rubio to decline to repudiate Trump’s ... Full story

Sport

Major explosion rocks Beirut

Major explosion rocks Beirut

BEIRUT — At least one major explosion shook central Beirut on Tuesday, shattering sections of nearby buildings and forcing passersby to the ground as a shock wave rippled through the air. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. Television footage showed thick smoke billowing over the Lebanese capital, and some reported that the explosion occurred at Beirut’s port. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The streets of eastern Beirut ... Full story

Technology

Large blast in Beirut port area rocks Lebanon's capital, many people hurt

Large blast in Beirut port area rocks Lebanon's capital, many people hurt

Smoke rises after an explosion was heard in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah. BEIRUT (Reuters) - A large explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, injuring many people as glass shattered and balconies collapsed from the impact, Reuters witnesses said. Lebanon’s state news agency NNA and two security sources said the blast had occurred in the port area where there are warehouses housing explosives. It was not immediately clear ... Full story