Art

Nick Cave: 'cancel culture is bad religion run amuck'

Nick Cave: 'cancel culture is bad religion run amuck'

Political correctness has an “asphyxiating effect on the creative soul of a society”, according to Nick Cave, who has criticised cancel culture in his latest newsletter where he calls it “bad religion run amuck”. In his latest Red Hand Files newsletter , the Australian musician was asked what he thinks of cancel culture. In response he decried people’s refusal to engage with “difficult ideas” and claimed that moving toward a more equal society ... Full story

Education

U.K. gambles on "small amount" of "reassuring" coronavirus data to send kids back to school

U.K. gambles on "small amount" of "reassuring" coronavirus data to send kids back to school

New Jersey allows schools to open remotely New Jersey allows schools to open remotely. Edinburgh — Scottish children went back to school for the first time in five months on Tuesday as leaders across Britain try to kickstart a return to education despite a resurgence in the number of coronavirus cases. Scotland's devolved government has ordered pupils in different parts of the country to return gradually through this week, with all classes set ... Full story

Economics

U.S. federal contract ban takes effect for companies using products from Huawei, others

U.S. federal contract ban takes effect for companies using products from Huawei, others

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New regulations took effect on Thursday barring the U.S. government from buying goods or services from any company that uses products from five Chinese companies including Huawei Technologies, Hikvision and Dahua, a U.S. official said. FILE PHOTO: People are seen inside a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing, China July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo. The rule, which was prompted by a 2019 law, could have ... Full story

Entertainment

Douglas Emhoff: Kamala Harris's husband and potential 'second gentleman'

Douglas Emhoff: Kamala Harris's husband and potential 'second gentleman'

Image caption Kamala Harris said she "cannot wait for America to get to know my husband Doug". Kamala Harris made her first appearance as a vice presidential candidate on Wednesday, alongside presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Speaking at the event in Wilmington, Delaware, Ms Harris told the crowd that family means a lot to her. "Family is everything to me too and I cannot wait for America to get to know my husband Doug and our amazing ... Full story

Health

Nearly 300 workers test positive at M&S sandwich supplier in Northampton

Nearly 300 workers test positive at M&S sandwich supplier in Northampton

Almost 300 workers have tested positive for coronavirus following an outbreak at a factory in Northampton that makes M&S sandwiches. Greencore said some of its staff are self-isolating after a significant number tested positive for coronavirus. The company took the decision to proactively test workers as a result of a rise in cases in the town. A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire County Council said 79 people returned positive NHS tests and a ... Full story

Law

NSA, FBI expose Russian intelligence hacking tool: report

NSA, FBI expose Russian intelligence hacking tool: report

FILE PHOTO: A projection of cyber code on a hooded man is pictured in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration. (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have exposed a sophisticated Russian hacking tool, they said on Thursday in a rare public report offering new insight on Russia’s arsenal of digital weapons. The NSA and FBI said that Russia’s Main Intelligence ... Full story

Living

The White House: "LIVE: @PressSec holds a briefing"

The White House: "LIVE: @PressSec holds a briefing"

The White House: "LIVE: @PressSec holds a briefing" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Politics

100 Celebrity Women on Why They're Voting in the 2020 Election

100 Celebrity Women on Why They're Voting in the 2020 Election

100 Celebrity Women on Why They're Voting in the 2020 Election - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. Twenty-twenty—a year none of us could have predicted. Amidst a racial reckoning and a global pandemic that has simultaneously transformed our lives, we’re arguably facing the most consequential election of our time. On November 3, 2020, millions of Americans will use their collective power to write our country’s next chapter. Voting isn’t just about ... Full story

Sport

Australia encouraged by drop in new Covid-19 cases

Australia encouraged by drop in new Covid-19 cases

Image caption Melbourne's strict lockdown has left public spaces looking quite empty. Australia has recorded its lowest one-day rise in coronavirus infections in more than three weeks, as Melbourne remains under strict lockdown. Official data on Thursday showed there were 292 new infections in the past 24 hours, down from 428 on Wednesday. It is the lowest daily total since 20 July. Victoria had by far the most infections - 278. Its capital ... Full story

Technology

Volkswagen to make electric car cells, battery packs in U.S.

Volkswagen to make electric car cells, battery packs in U.S.

FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo is seen at a construction completion event of SAIC Volkswagen MEB electric vehicle plant in Shanghai, China, Nov. 8, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo. (Reuters) - German automaker Volkswagen AG ( VOWG_p.DE ) said it was expanding its Chattanooga factory in Tennessee to make electric vehicle cells and battery packs in the United States, alongside assembling electric vehicles. The company said it plans to break ... Full story