Air Quality Has Sharply Improved Around the World During COVID-19 | Tempemail

Sourced from The South African. While no person would choose to go through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers worldwide are keen to investigate the effects of this crisis global experiment. Sustainability experts, Lerato Moja, deputy director for South Africa’s department of environmental affairs and Lungile Manzini, assistant director for the Continue Reading

Victoria contact tracers access Covidsafe data 99 times but no identified close contacts reported | World news

As Melbourne suburbs are locked down and the government tries to get a second spike in cases in Victoria under control, contact tracers in the state have more than tripled the number of downloads from the Covidsafe app. Last week it was reported that Victorian health officials had downloaded data Continue Reading

All hail Macbath! Australia’s Ramsay Centre introduces world to new Shakespeare play | Australia news- Tempemail

By any standards, it was a tweet with a few too many errors. By the standards of a multi-million dollar education centre devoted to western civilisation and which partners with universities to fund its own degrees, it was probably better off deleted. On Thursday, Australia’s Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation Continue Reading

Dear Australia: livestreamed dispatches from a world overdue for a reckoning | Stage

Playwriting Australia promoted its new suite of 50 monologues, livestreamed over three nights this July, as “a striking moment of national celebration and reflection”. But the stories are also suffused with grief and desperation, with anxiety and impatience. Addressed as “postcards” to the nation, the monologues serve as dispatches from Continue Reading

‘A brand in his own right’: Trump campaign spends $325,000 on Facebook ads promoting campaign manager- Tempemail

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has begun spending heavily on Facebook ads that also promote the social media pages of his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, running more than $325,000 (£262,135) in such Continue Reading

Reddit bans Donald Trump fan page and thousands of other communities in move against hate speech- Tempemail

Reddit has banned an online message board dedicated to supporting Donald Trump, and thousands of other online communities, in sweeping new measures designed to combat hate-speech. Reddit said in a statement that it banned The_Donald subreddit, which had nearly 800,000 users, due to repeated rule-breaking, as it announced new rules Continue Reading

The Almost Gone review – dreamlike puzzles unlock a world of dark unease | Games

A puzzle-box game along the lines of Monument Valley or The Room, The Almost Gone has you poking and prodding at beautiful miniature dioramas of homes and neighbourhoods to uncover the story of the family who lived there. Set in a liminal space between life and death, it is a Continue Reading

Exclusive: Saudi dissident warned by Canadian police he is a target | World news- Tempemail

A prominent Saudi dissident who is living in exile in Canada said he was recently warned by Canadian authorities that he was a “potential target” of Saudi Arabia and that he needed to take precautions to protect himself. Omar Abdulaziz, a 29-year-old activist who had a close association with Jamal Continue Reading

‘I have more followers than the C of E’: meet the religious stars of Instagram | World news- Tempemail

‘A friend says his Insta is full of boobs and bums – I’m a breath of fresh air’: Rev Chris Lee, 37, Church of England priest, London In 2015, my friends invited me to do a slot called Rev Chris Reacts on their YouTube channels. I appeared in my dog-collar, Continue Reading