• News
    CNN

    Seoul mayor reported missing as police launch search

    The mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul has been reported missing and police have launched a search for him, an official told CNN on Thursday.

  • Politics
    The Independent

    Kanye West says he’s done with Trump and denies his presidential candidacy announcement is a stunt

    Kanye West apparently no longer supports US president Donald Trump, after announcing his own bid for the 2020 presidential race.Speaking to Forbes magazine, the rapper and producer said he was “taking the red hat off, with this interview”.

  • Celebrity
    The Telegraph

    California woman sues after she lost her job when her children made noise while was working at home

    A California woman with two small children says she was fired from her job as an insurance account executive after the youngsters were noisy during her work calls. Drisana Rios, 35, from San Diego, filed a lawsuit last month against Hub International, a global insurance brokerage firm, alleging gender discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. The mother of a four-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son, she began working from home in March, when the coronavirus pandemic caused offices to shut. She said in the court documents that she had “worked harder than I ever have in my entire career”, juggling looking after the children with work.

  • U.S.
    The Wrap

    Naya Rivera, ‘Glee’ Star, Missing After Swimming Accident

    Naya Rivera, the singer and actress best known for her acclaimed portrayal of Santana Lopez on “Glee,” is missing after a swimming accident in Ventura County, California.Rivera had rented a boat at Lake Piru, a reservoir near Santa Clarita in nearby Los Angeles county, which departed from the dock around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. She was swimming with her 4-year-old son when, for unknown reasons, she submerged and did not resurface, Captain Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s department told TheWrap.“She’s missing at this point and we have an active search and rescue operation trying to locate her,” Buschow said.Also Read: Amber Riley Opens Up About 'Glee' Co-Star Lea Michele: 'I'm Not Going to Say That She's Racist'She was last seen in the water by her son, who is unharmed and was found alone on the boat at approximately 4:00 p.m. by other boaters. According to CBS Los Angeles, The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department had been using helicopters, drones and dive teams to locate the actress. On Twitter, the department said it had suspended the search but will resume rescue operations Thursday morning.The missing person at Lake Puru has been identified as Naya Rivera, 33, of Los Angeles. SAR operation will continue at first light. @VCAirUnit @fillmoresheriff @Cal_OES pic.twitter.com/bC3qaZS3Ra— Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) July 9, 2020Naya Rivera currently appears in the recurring role of Collette Jones on the “Step Up” series adaptation which previously aired on YouTube Red and will air on Starz for its upcoming third season. Her other credits include “Devious Maids,” “The Bernie Mac Show” and “American Dad” among many others.Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.Read original story Naya Rivera, ‘Glee’ Star, Missing After Swimming Accident At TheWrap

  • U.S.
    The Telegraph

    ‘Being shamed as a ‘Karen’ has made me change my name’

    It wasn’t until arriving at Oxford, where I found myself surrounded by plummy-accented Sophies and Lavinias, that I first felt the subtle impediment of my moniker. Consonant-heavy and impossible to shorten gracefully (“Kaz” still makes me shudder), I’d never particularly been fond of the name “Karen”. My Eastern European immigrant parents picked it out of a baby name book in the mid-1980s because they thought it sounded English and thus aspirational; what they weren’t to know was that, in class-obsessed Britain, it was actually considered inherently ‘common’. It was during the whirlwind of new faces at Freshers Week that introducing myself as “Karen” first began to present a hindrance. Even before privately-educated peers had the opportunity to enquire “Where did you go to school?” as a means of quietly determining my social strata, my Christian appellation had already marked me out as Not One of Us. The fatal combination of my name and a comprehensive school education meant that on more than one occasion introductory pleasantries were followed by eyes drifting over my shoulder, in case there should be anyone more suitable to speak to, such as a Muffie or a Lettice. Still, even I couldn’t have predicted that, a decade and a half on, my name wouldn’t just put me at a disadvantage among the upper classes but also those who claim to stand for the under-privileged. Over the last year, the name “Karen” has become shorthand on social media for a stereotype of a certain type of woman, one who is often middle-aged, speaks her mind and, in the UK at least, happens to be lower middle or working class. It has also, inexplicably (since many Karens aren’t white, particularly in the United States), come to refer to white women, most of whom aren’t actually called Karen. Labour MP Jess Phillips has been called a Karen (a tweet mockingly labelling her “Shadow Karen Minister” has racked up thousands of ‘likes’), as has, unsurprisingly, JK Rowling, for daring to speak up about incursions on women’s rights. As is often the way now on the Marx-infused left, any protest about the misogynistic undertones of the trope only deems you to be even more of a Karen (one common theme in the “Karen” caricature is that she always demands to speak to the manager).

  • Science
    The Conversation

    CERN: physicists report the discovery of unique new particle

    The LHCb collaboration at CERN has announced the discovery of a new exotic particle: a so-called “tetraquark”. It also meets the usual statistical threshold for claiming the discovery of a new particle. The finding marks a major breakthrough in a search of almost 20 years, carried out in particle physics labs all over the world.

  • Business
    Quartz

    Kenya and Nigeria are saving millions of dollars with local exchanges to boost internet speeds

    Governments in Africa, internet service providers, and even some of the biggest global tech companies, are working towards the same goal to make internet access cheaper and faster. Current evidence suggests there is a long way to go as Africa ranks as the regional highest for costs and regional lowest for speeds. Boosting internet access on the continent will ultimately comprise of filling a range of gaps from undersea cables, in-country fiber optic networks and infrastructure to enabling local regulation.