His sister Jodie Moore, 30, who works as a theatre assistant for a health board, was one of the first to jump to her brother's defence when the news began to spread across her social media network. … [Read more...] about My life was turned upside down as I was wrongly identified as a paedophile on Facebook months before becoming a dad
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China has reported five new cases of the coronavirus, including three brought from outside the country, the National Health Commission reports. More than 100 people who are suspected cases, or who tested positive without showing symptoms, have been quarantined. More than 83,500 people have been infected and 4,634 have died in China since the virus was first identified in Wuhan last year, but strict lockdown measures and social distancing rules have helped to dramatically curb the spread. No new deaths were reported Friday. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: EU approves COVID-19 drug remdesivir
I agree that it is an extremely high-risk action to go on a protest right now. I understand the sentiment that this goes against what we have been doing to protect ourselves from the virus. But imagine how angry and tired of a situation you have to be, to risk going out during a global pandemic to make your voice heard. … [Read more...] about I was a hip-hop wannabe celebrating my GCSEs, when four police cars pulled up
It is not just the tabloids: from the broadsheets to the BBC, the British press has stoked racism and xenophobia, cynically exploited them for clicks and eyeballs – or hidden behind cowardly equivocation about the sacred right of racists to be heard in weekly columns. And everyone involved is still getting away with it. Editors who happily published Katie Hopkins are today cheerleading for wokeness; others are still working with people who think Black Lives Matter has “a racist agenda”, and telling themselves free speech requires nothing less. Black participants also play a part, feeding the appetite for performative rage by subjecting themselves to the ignorance and sneering of white doubters, only to be thanked with a pat on the head for being so articulate, for bearing it so well, with such grace, for earning a follow. Black figures are patronised into sainthood and embraced only when they show dignity under fire, as they are photographed literally carrying on … [Read more...] about For a few weeks, black lives mattered. Now what?
If on-demand digital releases became a permanent state of affairs, the whole Hollywood business model would be upended, which is why it probably won’t happen. Let’s not kid ourselves, Trolls World Tour only did so well because of the lack of alternatives, and while $100m sounds like a lot, it barely covered the movie’s costs. It pales in comparison to the $1.2bn Universal’s The Fate of the Furious made in cinemas. It is not an either/or, says David A Gross: “When a movie is successful theatrically, its value is greater in streaming. Either it’s going to sell for more money or it’s going to be worth more to a Netflix or a Disney+. If there’s any movement at all, it’s going to be a sharper definition between what belongs on the big screen and what belongs on the small screen.” … [Read more...] about Reel challenge: what will cinema look like after lockdown is relaxed?