Unfortunately, on Friday night and Saturday morning the police were slow to act. At the printing plants in Hertfordshire and on Merseyside, they failed to start clearing Extinction Rebellion protesters for more than six hours. In the end, there were 80 arrests. Their relaxed attitude recalls the laid-back behaviour of the some of the police during the demonstrations in London last year. Absurdly, officers were filmed raving with protesters, while one policeman was spotted skateboarding on Waterloo Bridge. … [Read more...] about Woman charged over XR’s printing press blockade is 45-year-old British ‘ISIS Jihadi bride’ who claims she was just a volunteer interpreter in Syria before returning to UK to live on a canal boat while claiming benefits
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Australian Prime Minister urged everyone on student or visitor visa to go home He said 'Australia must focus on its citizens and its residents' amid corona crisis Comes after fury at backpackers and hostels for ignoring social distancing Travellers scrambled to find a way home, with some flights cancelled and prices for the remaining tickets soaring to more than £1,000 each By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline … [Read more...] about The suburb where lifestyle is more important than saving lives: Police close Manly Beach after thousands flout social distancing rules AGAIN to enjoy a swim at the Sydney coronavirus hotspot
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee prohibited gatherings of over 250 people in counties around Seattle, in just the latest move to restrict interactions to contain 'community spread.' Basketball games, classes, and festivals were being cancelled and postponed. The NCAA announced that division one college games would be played in arenas without crowd during the famed 'March Madness' tournament. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump BANS visitors from Europe from entering the US for 30 days starting at midnight on Friday – but excludes the UK and Ireland – in effort to staunch coronavirus pandemic. But how will it slow spread of virus ALREADY inside US?
Please contact your embassy in Germany as soon as possible. In principle, it should be possible to leave Germany and re-enter your home country — provided you are not in quarantine or actively infected. How you can leave the country and who will cover the costs depends on your booking conditions. Ask the tour operator or airline whether and when a return is possible and who will cover the potential costs. As a precaution, make sure you have a financial buffer before departure if additional costs are incurred. Because if the building, city or region where you are staying in Germany is placed under quarantine, you will have to remain there until the authorities allow you to leave the area again. … [Read more...] about Traveling to Germany: Coronavirus restrictions — questions and answers
How do tangible things create this intangible feeling of joy? At first, the answer seemed unequivocal: they don’t. Sure, there’s a certain pleasure in material things, but I’d always been led to believe that this is superficial and short-lived, not a meaningful source of joy. In all the books on happiness I’d consulted over the years, no one had ever suggested joy might be hiding inside my closet or kitchen cabinets. Instead, countless experts agree that the kind of joy that matters is not around us but in us. This perspective has roots in ancient philosophical traditions. The teachings of Buddha advise that happiness comes only from letting go of our attachments to worldly things. The Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece offer a similar prescription, rooted in self-denial and rigorous control over one’s thoughts. Modern psychology, likewise, embraces this inward lens, suggesting the way to a happy life is to change how we look at the world and our place … [Read more...] about Ode to joy: how to find happiness in balloons and rainbows