Navalny, a sharp critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was flown to Berlin on August 22, two days after falling ill on a domestic flight in Russia. German chemical weapons experts said tests showed he had been poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent from the Novichok group, a claim Russia has rejected. … [Read more...] about Putin Critic Navalny’s Health Improving, German Hospital Says
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- Auto sales and leasing declined 34.9% in the tricounty region — a figure that would have been worse if large dealers hadn’t already shifted much of their sales and administrative functions to their digital operations. While many retailers pulled print and electronic media advertising during the spring, car dealers maintained a significant presence. “The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a shift in consumer behavior toward digital engagement,” Fort Lauderdale-based mega-retailer AutoNation said in its second-quarter earnings report. … [Read more...] about How the pandemic changed the way South Florida does business
Last week, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) awarded CU Boulder the highest rating for its policies on free expression. Of the 470 institutions rated by FIRE, a nonpartisan institution committed to the civil rights of students and faculty, only 55 universities and colleges, including CU Boulder and Western Colorado University earned a “green light.” The green ranking does not mean that speech won’t be quashed in actuality only that the policies covering expression, harassment, discrimination, and reporting do not directly threaten students’ fundamental rights. … [Read more...] about Kafer: CU Boulder’s commitment to free speech still needs improvement
The latest setback for a Bay Area county’s reopening plans is linked to the recent surge of coronavirus cases across California. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state health officials are enforcing strict guidelines to ensure counties are meeting certain benchmarks to remain on track for reopening. The Bay Area has stepped backward in recent weeks, as case counts and hospitalizations remain at record highs. … [Read more...] about San Mateo County added to state coronavirus list, bringing Bay Area’s reopening to a standstill
He didn't mention how deep his despair has been, as he comes to grips with his lungs. He didn't mention the guilt he felt, wondering if he passed the virus to his father, who had not survived. He didn't mention his first nights back home, when he lay fully awake, one night and then two nights and then three. He didn't say how his partner then said enough was enough, and went to the pharmacy to get sleeping pills, and how he'd agreed to take them, because that was the one way to briefly quiet his mind six months after being infected with covid-19. … [Read more...] about Italy’s Bergamo is calling back coronavirus survivors. About half say they haven’t fully recovered.