For allies, responding to microaggressions involves a few key strategies. The ability to notice these commonplace indiginities requires educating yourself about the experiences of black people in America and the significance behind such remarks.
- WorldThe Telegraph
Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tons of diesel oil leak into Arctic river due to climate change
Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency after more than 20,000 tons of diesel fuel spilled into a river in the Russian Arctic. Several miles of the Ambarnaya river were turned red after a fuel tank at a power plant in Norilsk, an industrial city in northern Siberia, collapsed on Friday. Mr Putin berated regional officials for their slow response in a Zoom call broadcast on state television on Wednesday. "Why did government agencies only find out about this two days after the fact?" he asked Sergei Lipin, the head of the subsidiary that runs the plant. "Are we going to learn about emergency situations from social media?" Yevgenny Zinichev, the head of the Emergencies Ministry and and Alexander Uss, the governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai said that they only learnt about the spill on May 31, two days after it occurred and established a true picture of the situation "only after information on social media." Mr Uss said officials were considering burning the oil off, but that there was no precedent for attempting to do so on such a large scale and it was not clear if it would succeed. The power plant is a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium. The company said in a statement that no one had been hurt by the accident and that it had deployed emergency teams to clean up the spill. It said the spill appeared to have been caused by "a sudden sinking of supporting posts in the basement of the storage tank" and that it was reviewing the threat of melting permafrost at other storage facilities. Russia's investigative committee, its rough equivalent of the FBI, has opened a criminal investigation. The head of the power plant has been taken into custody but has not been charged.
- EntertainmentThe Independent
Cara Delevingne has said that she identifies as pansexual.Speaking to Variety, the actor and model explained that she has previously avoided using labels to describe herself but that now, she feels comfortable with the term.
- WorldEvening Standard
Government has seen 'no evidence' that Covid-19 is man-made after ex-MI6 chief suggested it escaped from Chinese lab
The Government has seen “no evidence” that Covid-19 is man-made, Downing Street said today after a former MI6 chief fuelled claims that it may have accidentally escaped from a Chinese laboratory.Sir Richard Dearlove highlighted a new scientific report suggesting the virus was engineered by Chinese scientists, contrary to the widely-held view among experts that it originated in animals before being transmitted to humans.
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- CelebrityThe Independent
Dream Street star Chris Trousdale has died aged 34 from coronavirus complications.The performer, who was best known for his work with early 2000s boyband Dream Street, died on Tuesday (2 June) at a hospital in Burbank, California, due to Covid-19-related health issues, a family member confirmed to TMZ.
In what could be the perfect picture (or, screenshot) of the spring of 2020, 12 heads of state, plus some high profile VIPs, are attending a virtual coverage hosted by the UK government today. The event is to support GAVI (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations), an international partnership created to help low- and middle-income governments provide vaccines for their populations at a subsidized cost. GAVI, whose budget is funded every five years, is seeking $7.4 billion to carry on its program until 2025, and the renewal could not have fallen at a more appropriate time: There may never have been another moment when vaccines where this much of a priority for every government.
- U.S.House Beautiful
The retailer filed for bankruptcy in May.