What is Blackout Tuesday – why are people posting black squares on Instagram?
Tuesday, 2 June 2020 Blackout Tuesday is taking place today (Picture: Mark Makela/Getty Images) Instagram is filling up with black squares today, to mark Blackout Tuesday. The posts form part of a day-long ‘blackout’ in response to George Floyd’s death – who died last week after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. Blackout Tuesday has come about to show solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. It follows wide...
If you're not a fan of the white color of most sunscreens, Kylie Skin is launching a new clear sunscreen. The face specific cream, was introduced on Kylie Jenner's Instagram page as the "invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Face Sunscreen." It is the first face sunscreen product made by the young reality star and beauty mogul's brand, Kylie Skin. Product details shared on Kylie's Instagram Stories say that the colorless formula can be added to your daily routine.
Peter Kneffel/picture alliance via Getty Images The Philippines is investigating local businesses that partnered the collapsed German payments company Wirecard, the Financial Times reported. Wirecard went into administration and its former CEO Markus Braun was arrested after the firm claimed that more than $2 billion had disappeared from its balance sheet. Its auditor EY said the firm committed elaborate fraud.
Alex Wong/Getty Images Bill Gates warns that COVID-19 infection rates will hit another wave in the fall, around October and November, when temperatures cool. The situation is made worse by the politicization of the virus, which has caused some people to refuse to wear masks, abide by social distancing guidelines and even to pressure others not to wear masks. Gates also said he was disappointed that the US, under Trump, has not taken a leadership role in preventing and ending the pandemic.
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Lin-Manuel Miranda rose to fame for his Broadway musical, "Hamilton." More than five years after its 2015 debut, a filmed version with the original Broadway cast will premiere on Disney Plus on July 3. Miranda worked on "Hamilton" for years, and it became one of the biggest musicals of all time. Miranda's unconventional blend of musical theater and hip-hop, as well as a passion for diverse representation in the entertainment industry, has transformed musical theater.
Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images Although the flu and coronavirus have some overlapping symptoms, the coronavirus' death rate in the US is far higher. On average in the US, the flu's death rate is .1%, while the coronavirus' death rate is 4.9%. Both viruses are most deadly for the elderly.
Justin Heiman/Getty Images New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed four police reforms during a Sunday press conference, after lifting the city's curfew one day early. He announced that the city would shift funding and resources from the NYPD to youth and social services: "I want people to understand that we are committed to shifting resources to ensure that the focus is on our young people.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he would decline to take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, because he felt it was "very, very important not to do things that make life difficult or embarrassing for others".
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