‘Maskual harassment,’ angry customers, and no tips: The life of restaurant workers during COVID-19

Bartenders and restaurant staff such as Natasha are reporting huge spikes in these hostile encounters since the pandemic hit, because a significant portion of their job is now to act as the mask police, enforcing public health measures that are required by many state laws and employers. (We are keeping the names and workplaces of […]

The Vulture Transcript: Whit Stillman on

It’s been fourteen years since Whit Stillman last explored the aspirants to high society in The Last Days of Disco. And, oh, his clever banter and twee worldview have been missed. In his fourth film, Damsels in Distress, the auteur behind Metropolitan and Barcelona takes on the plight of female co-eds at the fictional Seven […]

Tote raises £20m to fund ambitious bet on move into football

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Our Truth, Tā Mātou Pono: Monocultural sports coverage has marginalised Māori stars

As a Silver Ferns player in the 1990s, Taurua “wasn’t one of those put forward to speak [to the media]. I was never one of those people seen as a leader, or captain material … It didn’t worry me, to be honest, I was quite happy just being in the background.”

Apple’s ludicrous demand in next trial: Samsung must pay $40 per smartphone

In 2012, Apple won a $1 billion patent and trademark verdict against Samsung, although that sum was reduced to less than $900 million after a re-trial on damages. In the upcoming trial, newly revealed documents indicate that Apple is looking for a patent royalty rate that would allow it to collect billion-dollar sums from Samsung […]

Football fans CAN return to live games from December 2 with Premier League stadiums open as rules and tiers change

But allowing just 2,000 fans in Tottenham’s 62,000-capacity stadium might make it more expensive to re-open than to keep the ground shut out until that maximum attendance number is bigger.

Jurors see one final clash in $2 billion

Quinn’s closing was fast-paced, to the point of leaving him breathless at points. He emphasized that the jury should take a close second look at the five patents Apple has asserted in this lawsuit and not just sign off on the decisions of the US Patent Office. “At the patent office it was just Apple,” he reminded […]

Xinhua Headlines: Young Tibetan becomes new face of idyllic rural life

Other infrastructure has also been improved along the way. A small village close to Tamdrin’s home became the last village in the county to be connected to the national power grid in late 2019, and internet coverage in the mountain-locked plateau areas laid the foundation for Tamdrin’s overnight fame.

100 burning questions about 2020 NFL season with kickoff just months away

59). Which defensive linemen are poised to improve? There are at least three defensive linemen who can do even better come 2020. Those candidates include the Raiders’ Maxx Crosby, Eagles’ Brandon Graham and Redskins’ Matthew Ioannidis. Crosby racked up nine sacks in his rookie season with the Raiders. He can only go up from here. […]

George Russell exclusive: On replacing Lewis Hamilton and whether he can win Sakhir GP

Russell reveals: ‘I was in the bathroom when Toto Wolff called!’Lewis Hamilton ‘devastated’ to miss Sakhir GP due to coronavirusAnalysis: Sky F1 pundits on Russell’s big Mercedes chanceAnd while Russell is therefore stepping into the car that has dominated F1 2020, he is under no illusions about the challenge he faces.