Thursday, 13 August 2020 At first glance, many cities appear to be big, sprawling, spread-out affairs that take on lives of their own. But one scientist believes that, while urban areas might be chaotic, they are controlled chaos -- and he offers a formula for getting the most out of your city, whether it's Barcelona, Beijing or Boston. Josh Landis and Mitch Butler of The Fast Draw report, in a story produced with the National Science Foundation.
HuffPost reports Boston's Northeastern University has dismissed 11 freshman students for the fall semester. They were discovered all together in one hotel room and were thrown out for violating campus social distancing guidelines. Northeastern and its community of students, faculty, and staff take violations of health and safety protocols very seriously.
A woman who called off her wedding and married herself instead has come fullcircle – tying the knot with her original fiancé and vowing to celebrate theanniversaries of both her nuptials, which fall just days apart. Nicole Russo,39, was delighted when Paulo De Souza, 35, asked her to marry him in October2013, just over two-and-a-half years after they met when he worked as acleaner at her office. Plagued by insecurity, less than a year later, thewellness centre boss, of Boston, Massachusetts, US, broke off their engagementand on October 4, 2014, she married herself – reciting her vows into a mirrorand even buying herself a ring.
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Nearly 300,000 Americans could be dead from COVID-19 by Dec. 1, University of Washington health experts forecast on Thursday, although they said 70,000 lives could be saved if people were scrupulous about wearing masks. Colette Luke has the latest.
The United States appears to be getting on China's very last nerve. That is, if the remarks made by China's Ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday truly reflects Beijing's sentiments. According to CNN, at a tense meeting of the UN Security Council, Zhang Jun said Thursday that the US has 'created enough troubles for the world already.' Zhang Jun's comments was a retort to US Representative to the UN Kelly Craft, who accused China of hiding the virus's origin and minimizing its danger.
A protest was organised against China outside the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. The 3-day long demonstration, consisting of a photo exhibition, was organised by a group called the World Uyghur Congress. It was titled 'Made In China = Uyghur Forced Labour'. The protestors accused the Chinese government of forcing the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority group in the country's northwest Xinjiang province, into forced labour and even attempting a genocide. Beijing has allegedly been trying to stamp out the community's religious and cultural identity in order to assimilate it more fully into the majority Han Chinese community. Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, sought international pressure on China to stop the Uyghurs' persecution and boycott by international companies to prevent forced labour. Watch the full video for more.
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