- NewsBleacher Report
Japanese broadcaster Fuji Television announced Wednesday that it will not air the remaining episodes of the Tokyo 2019-20 season of reality show Terrace House following the death of wrestler and cast member Hana Kimura...
- CelebrityThe Independent
Doja Cat denies ‘stripping for white supremacists’ in racist chatroom and ‘mocking police brutality’
Doja Cat has denied being a part of a “white supremacist chatroom” in a lengthy Instagram Live stream in which she addressed the series of controversies that have engulfed her in recent days.The pop star, who recently earned a US number one with her track “Say So”, was accused across social media of participating in racist chatroom conversations on the site TinyChat. A demo track titled “Dindu Nuffin”, titled after a racist meme typically used by the alt-right, was also unearthed, as well as claims that she had mocked the pronunciation of Beyoncé’s name.
- WorldThe Telegraph
Like much of the country, Jane Brown has spent the past two months educating her children at home. But unlike the parents thrilled to be sending their youngsters back from next week, following the Government’s plan to begin reopening primary schools from June 1, and secondaries two weeks later, her sons Dominic, 17, Harry, 13, and Arthur, 6 will remain at home until a vaccine is found. ‘Pro-co-vax’ parents are the latest faction to emerge in the debate that’s been raging on WhatsApp groups across England: will you or won’t you be sending your children back to school on Monday? The phased reopening is initially proposed for the youngest pupils in Reception and Year 1, plus Year 6 – but only in England. Meanwhile, neighbouring Wales’s education minister has said schools will only return when “it is the right time and the right thing to do”. It’s all very confusing - as is what the classroom may look like when children do return for socially distant learning, with at-the-gate checks and chalk circles in which pupils must socialise in playgrounds currently being employed by schools elsewhere in the world. Research shows many families in England are feeling wary about a return to school. A survey of 20,000 parents by Childcare.co.uk found that 62 per cent of the parents believe it won’t be safe to return to school or any form of childcare until at least September, with a further 10 per cent stating they don’t think it will be safe until October 2020. Even teachers are offering little in the way of reassurance for nervous parents. In a major survey of 29,000 members of the teachers’ union NASUWT, 85 per cent of teachers said they do not think it will be safe to return on 1 June citing a lack of PPE provision, and the difficulties of ensuring social distancing. Perhaps it’s not surprising then, that parents like Brown, a qualified accountant, feel only a vaccine can provide the kind of concrete reassurance protection they require to reintroduce their children back into the school environment. “I wouldn’t home school my children by choice,” she admits, but the family are all asthmatic, meaning she has had to reduce the amount of paid work she can take on while juggling A-level Latin, GCSE Chemistry and Reception-level phonics. And while it’s easy to dismiss parents’, and even teachers’, concerns about safety as over-anxious, the Government’s urge to “listen to the experts” has done little in the way of soothing them. After all, what do most of us really understand about that science beyond a quick google in between Zoom meetings and home-schooling sessions?
Brad is closer to Shiloh than some of his and Angelina Jolie's other children.
- WorldEvening Standard
Schools must open in June or risk closure for 'months and months' as coronavirus could 'last years', Gavin Williamson says
Britain could be hit with coronavirus for "a year or more" meaning pupils could be home for "months and months" if they do not return to school next week, the Education Secretary has said.Gavin Williamson doubled down on ministers' plans for a June 1 start for primary pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
- SportsTotal Film Magazine
"He's coming to HBO Max"
Michael Coleman had hardly picked up his bike since leaving Washington DC for Austin, Texas in 2018. With a two-year-old daughter at home, and nowhere to go, Coleman brushed off his old road bike. After a quick visit to a local bike shop to mount a child seat, Coleman and his daughter have pedaled through Austin and bike trails winding into the rocky hills around the city almost every day.
A new breed of launch vehicle had a shaky first outing today when Virgin Orbit released its LauncherOne rocket from a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet flying over the Pacific Ocean for its first blastoff. "We've confirmed a clean release from the aircraft," Virgin Orbit reported in a tweet. "However, the mission terminated shortly into the flight." In a follow-up Twitter thread, Virgin Orbit said the rocket maintained its stability after release and fired up its first-stage engine. "An anomaly then occurred early in first-stage flight," the company said. The carrier airplane, known as Cosmic Girl, and its crew landed… Read More