Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando is still on track to reopen on Saturday, July 11, despite a spike in Covid-19 cases in Florida. CNN Travel looks at where things stand days ahead of the reopening.
- U.S.The Telegraph
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).
- CelebrityEvening Standard
Disney star Sebastián Athié has died at the age of 24.The actor was best known for his role as Lorenzeo Guevara in the Argentinian teen series O11CE, which aired on Disney Channel Latin America (known in the United Kingdom as Disney 11).
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Kanye West’s presidential bid has dinged Democratic presumptive Joe Biden’s odds to win the 2020 election, according to one of the largest online sportsbooks.According to Bet Online, political betting markets opened Sunday with West added at +10000 (100/1) odds to win the 2020 election. Those are the same odds 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has, though she is not in the race and has thrown her support behind Biden.From Saturday to Sunday, Biden — the outright favorite — moved from -180 (5/9) to -160 (5/8) odds, according to Bet Online. Republican and incumbent Donald Trump’s odds to win improved with West’s weekend announcement, moving from +150 (3/2) to +130 (13/10).Also Read: Kanye West Announces 'I Am Running for President of the United States! 2020VISION'“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States ! 2020VISION,” West tweeted on the Fourth of July.This isn’t the first time he has said he’s running to become the commander in chief, either. In 2015, while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV’s Video Music Awards, he told a stunned audience, “As you probably could have guessed by this moment, in 2020 I have decided to run for president.”Read original story Kanye West’s Presidential Bid Hurts Joe Biden’s Odds to Win, According to Betting Site At TheWrap
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Volo Auto Museum director Brian Grams argues that car museum is a suitable place to display a piece of automobile — and television — history.
EXCLUSIVE: It's an end of an era for Days of Our Lives. Kristian Alfonso, one of the daytime drama's most recognizable and longest-tenured stars, is leaving the NBC series, which she first joined in 1983. "I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people's homes for over three decades. However, it is now […]
The over 250,000 Indian students enrolled in US universities now run the risk of being sent packing. The Donald Trump administration on July 6 tweaked an exemption that allowed foreign students to stay in the US even when most of their classes are being held online amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In the fall semester starting in August/September, the US authorities will not issue new visas to students starting at schools or programmes that are fully online nor will Customs and Border Protection (CBP) permit any existing international students to enter the US, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on July 6.
- CelebrityThe Telegraph
The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex have agreed to split their mother’s memorial fund between them as they finalise details of their separate working lives. Details of a signed official agreement, between the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the now-defunct Sussex Royal Foundation, see the Diana Fund divided between the brothers’ independent charitable activities. For years, they have used the fund to benefit her legacy through their joint passions. The new arrangement forms part of the final settlement between the Cambridges and Sussexes as they divide their working lives. In 2013, Prince William and Harry - then working together on the Royal Foundation - agreed to take joint control of the fund to protect its name and see its future income used for good causes. The Fund received £21,346 in 2019, holding steady from £21,583 in 2018.