Uber And Lyft Drivers Say Companies Abandon Them In Crisis

“The companies were very quick to abandon us,” said Tyler Sandness, a Lyft driver and organizer of Rideshare Drivers United. His organization are campaigning for “fair pay and a voice” in their jobs. Sandness describes how Uber and Lyft drivers are impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic. On April 2, a federal judge issued a … Read more Uber And Lyft Drivers Say Companies Abandon Them In Crisis

Anti-government sentiment persists in Hong Kong

It will be one year on Friday since Hong Kong tried to pass a controversial extradition bill that many feared would compromise the city’s independent rule of law. The move triggered months of often violent anti-government protests – even after the bill was withdrawn. The streets are quiet now, but many believe the discontent remains. … Read more Anti-government sentiment persists in Hong Kong

UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria on the effects of COVID-19

Video message by Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, on the effects of COVID-19 in Syria: “The first COVID-19 cases have now been reported from Syria. For millions of Syrians the global pandemic threatens to unleash new facets of suffering on a population that has already … Read more UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria on the effects of COVID-19

Tips for surviving social distancing from an MIT astronaut

Keeping our distance from each other for an extended period of time is the most effective way to reduce COVID-19’s spread. But the prospect of prolonged social isolation is uncharted territory for many of us. To get some insight on how we might navigate this period of social separation, MIT News checked in with MIT … Read more Tips for surviving social distancing from an MIT astronaut

Is India more proactive in fighting the coronavirus than the US?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day lockdown of the world’s second most populous country on March 24, following China’s example to halt the spread of coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands across the world. Some people say that India has been more proactive in fighting the coronavirus than the US. ‘But there … Read more Is India more proactive in fighting the coronavirus than the US?

Oil Demand Is Down as Much as 20 Million Barrels a Day, Vitol Says

Mar.25 — Vitol Group Chief Executive Officer Russell Hardy discusses the outlook for oil demand and prices amid the turmoil that the coronavirus has wrought on global markets. Vitol is the world’s largest independent oil trader. Hardy speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

President Trump’s electoral map leaves out this big factor

President Trump is known to love using visuals to get his point across. Especially an electoral map from 2016 that shows nearly the entire country supports him. Chris Cillizza explains why this map doesn’t show the full picture, but why the President won’t stop pushing it. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Donald Trump ‘likes his intelligence … Read more President Trump’s electoral map leaves out this big factor

How to get conductive gels to stick when wet

A team of engineers at MIT has developed a new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces even with the introduction of moisture, that may enable better biomedical sensors and implants. (Read more: http://news.mit.edu/2020/conductive-gels-stick-wet-0320) Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. … Read more How to get conductive gels to stick when wet

Windrush scandal was ‘foreseeable and avoidable’

An independent review into the Windrush has found victims were subjected to the “most appalling injustice”, which included losing jobs and losing homes. The 275-page report said the “root cause“ of the scandal can be traced back to legislation of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, some of which had “racial motivations” The Windrush Lessons Learned … Read more Windrush scandal was ‘foreseeable and avoidable’

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Bollywood releases first gay romantic comedy

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan – Bollywood’s First Gay Romantic Comedy As reported by France 24: A colourful wedding, choreographed dances, and families opposed to the union. It’s a staple formula for many Bollywood films. Except this time the wedding is between two men – a plot that marks a first for a mainstream Indian romantic … Read more Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Bollywood releases first gay romantic comedy