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Covid case could mean entire year group out of school

A single confirmed case of coronavirus in a school in England, could mean sending home an entire year group, according to new government guidance. It says a confirmed case could mean all the pupils in the same “bubble” having to…
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Melbourne’s triple whammy of misery as locked down locals suffer blackouts and water outages – Daily Mail

Melbourne under siege as a triple whammy of misery sweeps the city with widespread blackouts, 250,000 without water and panic buying after wild weather and the coronavirus combined for a perfect storm Melbourne residents already struggling through city’s crippling COVID-19…
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Four-year-old boy among three killed in horror night of falling trees – The Age

A Parkdale woman, 36, was in the passenger seat of a ute travelling on the Maroondah Highway in Fernshaw when it was struck by a falling tree about 6.50pm. She died at the scene. The driver, a 24-year-old Flinders man,…
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Coronavirus: NSW records 13 new cases of COVID-19 – 9News

New cases of coronavirus in New South Wales are back in double digits with 13 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours. Twelve of those were acquired in the community and one was a person in mandatory hotel quarantine.…
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Queensland CANCELS SCHOOLIES as Annastacia Palaszczuk brings in a raft of new coronavirus measures – Daily Mail

Schoolies is CANCELLED for the first time ever as Queensland brings in a raft of extreme new coronavirus measures – despite the state recording just THREE new cases Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has cancelled Schoolies for the first time ever Queensland recorded…
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Republican convention live: Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump speeches – NEWS.com.au

This is it. After two weeks of listening to politicians from both sides make their case, we have reached the final day of the convention, and its importance is hard to overstate. Obviously, the main event is President Donald Trump’s…
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The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David…
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Brazil museum fire: Funding cuts blamed as icon is gutted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows the huge scale of the blaze Officials in Brazil have blamed lack of funding for a huge fire that has ravaged the country’s National Museum. One of the largest anthropology…
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AMC’s Lodge 49 is an impossible TV show to describe. I love it.

Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for August 26 through September 1…
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Starry CEO Chet Kanojia will discuss the future of home networks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Starry wants to change the way the home internet is delivered. Founded in 2014, the Boston-based startup takes an innovative approach to the space by beaming broadband speed internet through the air, using millimeter waves. The company’s novel technique has…
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5 Home-Studio Must-Haves: Technics, DJTechTools, Genelec, Apogee, Roli

Engineer your tracks for total dance floor domination with this home studio gear. 1. Technics SL-1200GR Direct Drive Turntable The 1200 turn­table is the machine that birthed hip hop and fueled EDM’s rise. This modern redo of the decades-old design…
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A Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Survey Reports Horror Stories

By Catherine J. Frompovich Pennsylvanians literally have been screwed figuratively by their state legislature and legislators regarding the totalitarian approach and mandate to retrofitting health-harming utility [electric, natural gas and water] AMI Smart Meters, specifically through committee procedural actions of…
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The Ecologist on a Mission to Count New York’s Whales

The first thing you notice about ecologist Arthur Kopelman is his giant white beard. The second is the gold whale charm dangling from his earlobe—a symbol of the creature that has consumed his thoughts for decades. “I don’t think I’ve…
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20+ Awesome Labor Day Sales (2018) on TVs, Laptops, Switch, Roomba, and More

Labor Day means a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it honors America’s strong labor force, and for others it means the autumn semester is starting and summer is over. For tech buyers, it’s one of…
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9 Artists to Watch at the Governors Island Art Fair

Since 2008, the Governors Island Art Fair has been a bastion of contemporary art, with art nonprofit 4heads offering artists, many of whom lack gallery representation, the chance to take over former military housing on Governors Island with their work.…
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Venice 2018 Review: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, The Coens Misfire In New Netflix Western

The 75th Venice Biennale seems to have profited considerably from Cannes’ war with Netflix this year, allowing lots of gold-tipped content to find what previously might have been an unexpected home here. Yesterday, the critics seemed to respond pretty favourably…
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Early De Palma, Ishii’s ORGIES OF EDO, DJANGO, CRIMSON PEAK All Coming To Blu-ray This November From Arrow Video!

NEW UK/US TITLE: Crimson Peak (Blu-ray) Limited Edition Guillermo del Toro’s lavish, stunningly realised journey into the dark heart of Gothic romance… Pre-order via Arrow in the UK: http://bit.ly/2on1wyGPre-order via Amazon in the UK: https://amzn.to/2PoZ86m Pre-order via DiabolikDVD in the…
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Jamie Oliver spent $16.5 million to save his failing business. Here’s what it taught him

Celebrity chef, bestselling author and restaurateur Jamie Oliver has his fingers in plenty of pies. But like most serial entrepreneurs, he’s been burned a fair few times. In 2015, he revealed that he’d messed up around 40 percent of his…
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