Downtown Atlanta was quiet as the 85,000 or so people who come dressed as their favorite superheroes or sci-fi characters for the annual Dragon Con convention met online instead. Huge football stadiums at places like Ohio State and the University of Texas sat empty. Many Labor Day parades marking the unofficial end of summer were called off and masks were usually required at the few that went on. … [Read more...] about Health officials worry the ‘lost summer of 2020’ will spark a surge in COVID-19 cases as crowds across the country flout social distancing rules over Labor Day weekend
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Police used batons, pepper balls and tear gas to push back about 2,000 protesters who marched toward the Public Safety Building on Saturday night, chanting 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Daniel Prude' - a reference to the Black man who died after an encounter with police in March. … [Read more...] about Rioting protester is set ablaze by his OWN Molotov cocktail in Portland as the city is convulsed by the 100th night of BLM demonstrations and unrest breaks out across the nation
In the 1970s, Hollywood’s he-men wanted to be truckers: Kris Kristofferson in Convoy, inspired by the song; Burt Reynolds CB-slanging his way through Smokey and the Bandit I and II. Thelma and Louise took their revenge on a cat-calling trucker in 1991. Hollywood, presciently, had a cyborg drive a big rig in Terminator 2, and went full robot with Optimus Prime in the Transformers franchise. At the turn of the 21st century, the ever nostalgic hipsters’ love of trucker hats and T-shirts revived America’s fetishization of the long-distance driver. … [Read more...] about End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?
'More than 340,000 jobs have been created in the last two months, recovering about 40 per cent of the jobs lost since the start of the pandemic, and we will continue to support employment growth by investing in infrastructure, incentives for businesses and reskilling and retraining people. … [Read more...] about Australia’s unemployment crisis laid bare: Shocking new data reveals parts of the country have nearly SIXTY JobSeekers for each available role – here’s how bad it is where you live
Sci-fi novel: Dune was written by Frank Herbert in 1965 and was named in 2003 as the best-selling science-fiction novel of all time, which follows Paul Atreides, the son of a noble family entrusted with protecting the most valuable element in the galaxy … [Read more...] about Dune teaser reveals the main characters ahead of the first full trailer debuting on Wednesday