'It's increasingly important that those who can donate blood should do so before they get vaccinated' 'I don't want people to see me as just a footballer, but also as someone who wants to make a difference and aims to affect a change' Photograph: Kind courtesy CK Vineeth/Twitter Known as much for his helping nature as his skills upfront, India footballer CK Vineeth has once again come to the aid of people hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and is urging everyone to do their bit. As a deadly second wave of the pandemic rages across the country, Vineeth, using his social media presence, has come forward to help people in their hour of need. "As a human being, I believe it must be in our nature to help others who are in need. Right now, I feel it's important to step in and do whatever I can," Vineeth, popularly referred to as CK, said. "Over the years we have managed to build a community of football players, management staff, and supporters on social media, … [Read more...] about Footballer sets example again, steps up to help during India’s hour of need
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Wang Quanzhang is a lawyer. He spent four and a half years in jail for doing his job. It says a lot about the state of the rule of law in China when even lawyers are persecuted for representing victims. He is no exception. In a nationwide operation in summer 2015, the Chinese authorities rounded up more than 200 lawyers and dissidents. For three years, Wang's wife Li Wenzu knew nothing about his fate; their son had to grow up without a father. Yet, Li Wenzu's spirit was unbroken. She herself became an activist. Watch video 03:23 Share '709 Crackdown' five years on Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3f0ix China: Freed human rights lawyer tries to rebuild his life Long-term coverage DW's China correspondent Mathias Bölinger accompanied this courageous woman's battle for four years. Their many encounters provided the … [Read more...] about DW reporters in China: Documenting the erosion of fundamental rights
A business owner has explained how she totally transformed her beauty clinic using B&M and Facebook Marketplace bargains funded by cash she made upcycling old furniture. Rachel Poolton, 51, from Cardiff, wanted to completely change the look of her Inch Go Lipo clinic so it looked fresh for when clients could return after lockdown. Realising she’d need a budget, Ms Poolton got creative and bought a chair, dressing table and chest of drawers for £55 with the aim of upcycling them. She managed to sell them on for £300 which she then put towards doing up her stunning monochrome and soft pink hallway. Ms Poolton purchased a lot of items for her project from bargains stores - including fake plants from B&M and Poundland, and flowers in vases from The Range and Wilko, which cost between £1 and £2.50. Have you transformed your business or home on a budget using bargain finds? Email [email protected] But the thrifty shopper also wasn’t afraid to get her … [Read more...] about Savvy woman transforms beauty clinic with Facebook, Poundland and B&M bargains
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Are you hearing this? The "everything store" is trying too hard to make the everything app. Jeramy Johnson 23 Sep 2020 2 Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central After months of rumors and speculation, last week Amazon rolled out a new feature incorporating podcasts into its Amazon Music service and apps. This followed an announcement just a week or so prior that the company was featuring Twitch live streams in the music app as well. Greater choice and more options are generally seen as good things for the consumer, but upon hearing this I had to wonder: is this an example of giving customers everything but the kitchen sink, or is it more like throwing everything against the wall to see what sticks? If you've never used the service before, Amazon Music is somewhat of an umbrella term, encompassing several distinct services and tiers of streaming music available from Amazon. … [Read more...] about Like Spotify before it, podcasts in Amazon Music feel horribly unnecessary
The Irregulars , the Sherlock Holmes fantasy horror spin-off series, was a big success for Netflix. The show's first season quickly climbed the top 10 charts in the US and UK, and even edged out Disney Plus' The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in Nielsen's US streaming charts at the end of April. That impressive showing hasn't saved it from the chopping block, though. Yep, The Irregulars has been cancelled by Netflix after a solitary season. How The Irregulars reinvents Sherlock Holmes through a horror lens This was our review of The Irregulars season 1 Here are the best 10 supernatural TV shows on Netflix First reported by Deadline , and quickly confirmed by Variety , the young adult (YA) TV show is the latest Netflix Original series to be canned by the streaming giant. At the moment, Netflix hasn't commented on why it's chosen to cancel The Irregulars and, if history is any indication, we won't be given a reason either. According to Nielsen's … [Read more...] about Netflix has cancelled The Irregulars – so what went wrong?