World Autism Awareness Day: explaining a pandemic to individuals with special needs

Sangeeta Jain a parent of a special child and vice principal of SOREM, a special school in Chandigarh, agrees. “It is important to adapt the schedules and modes of learning according to the needs of the child and the parents. Parents also need to continue their work from home, and I hope they don’t overburden […]

Nelson Mandela dies aged 95 – 5 December 2013

Mandela has surely been venerated by more millions in his lifetime than any political figure in history. In working to free his country from racial division, he led an essentially peaceful revolution, culminating in his release from prison in 1990 and the post-apartheid election of 1994, which saw him elected as the first president of […]

Kerry Washington Slams Donald Trump in Fiery Acceptance Speech at GLSEN Awards

You are our truest leaders. You point us out of this nightmare, and toward that more perfect union,” she continued. “And with your leadership, tonight more than ever before, I know that we will get there. So we look to you, and we love you, and we are grateful.”

Coronavirus live updates: Unemployment claims double record in a week

2:07 p.m. San Francisco expected to have 2,555 hotel rooms available by end of week: San Francisco has contracted with six hotels with a total of 479 rooms to house unsheltered and vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and so far has moved 123 people into hotel rooms, said Trent Rhorer, director of San Francisco’s […]

Joe Biden predicts Democratic convention delay until August

“I doubt whether the Democratic convention is going to be able to be held in early July, mid-July. I think it’s going to have move into August. … You just have to be prepared for the alternative, and the alternative — we don’t know what it’s going to be.” Those comments are the furthest Biden […]

Leonardo DiCaprio, the Malaysian Money Scandal and His “Unusual” Foundation

DAFs increasingly have become preferred giving vehicles in the U.S., largely due to their immediate charitable tax deductions, negligible startup costs and the fact that they’re not subject to the same annual payout requirements as a private foundation. According to a 2015 report published by the National Philanthropic Trust, the number of accounts launched between […]

Keir Starmer had no enemies. Can he keep it that way?

Another cites what they recall as a serviceable but not outstanding address at the funeral of his predecessor in the Holborn and St Pancras seat, Frank Dobson, last December, with the great and the good of the Labour party, including four past and present leaders, in the congregation.

Beyoncé’s call for justice has been more evolution than revolution

On Thursday night, following the killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, Beyoncé took the stage in Glasgow as part of her Formation world tour and asked for a moment of silence while the names of dozens and dozens of African Americans killed by the police, along […]

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Chinese Releaser Road Pictures On Why Cinemas Have Re-Closed, ‘Marriage Story’ Delay & Surviving On Library Titles

Cai Gongming: Yes, we have a good library of films we bought in the past. That’s why we don’t need so much cashflow. The streamers need more content. We don’t know when cinemas will be re-opened, so generally I think there will be a trend of people watching more movies online, and more movies going […]

After 56 years, 200 films and innumerable injuries, Jackie Chan wins an Oscar

Speaking to the LA Times after the event, Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney said Wiseman’s observational accounts of everyday people were ever more important. “[His work] is really a revelation, and, even after Trump’s election, it gives you a tremendous sense of hope,” said Gibney. “Because you see this kind of willingness on a local level […]