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NYC food delivery workers face a ‘harrowing world’ New York City’s app-based delivery workers—a lifeline to city residents during the COVID-19 pandemic—regularly face nonpayment or underpayment, unsanitary or unsafe working conditions and the risk of violence, according to a new report released Sept. 13. The report, “Essential but Unprotected,” read more
A sheep farmer stuck in lockdown in New South Wales who was unable to attend his aunt’s funeral has honoured her memory with the ultimate tribute: a love heart made from sheep.
Ben Jackson from Guyra couldn’t make it to Brisbane to be with his aunt during her final moments after a two-year fight with read more
NASA’s Perseverance rover has collected its first rock sample on Mars, marking an historic first step in a mission to return the sample to Earth later this decade.
Initially scientists couldn’t conclusively confirm whether the rover had gathered a sample due to poor sunlight conditions on the Red Planet. On read more
‘People think you’re an idiot’: death metal Irish baron rewilds his estate
Trees, grasses and wildlife are returning as Lord Dunsany recreates a vanished landscape in County Meath
Randal Plunkett strides through the hip-high grass of Dunsany, a 650-hectare (1,600-acre) estate in the middle of Ireland, read more
There are 59 well-known, protected lands that are the most famous parts of the National Park Service. Of these, 12 are on Hawaii, Alaska or other U.S. territories. This route hits all 47 locations in the continental U.S.
By the end of the journey, travelers will have covered 14,498 miles of road. The route was optimized to hit every landmark read more
Natural materials such as raw soil, shredded straw, husk, and wood were used to build the “mud house”
Italian 3D printer manufacturer, Wasp, has 3D-printed the first eco-friendly house using earth sourced from the surrounding area. It was constructed in 10 days and the materials cost 900 Euro.
Its construction has been possible due to development read more
Japan’s COVID-19 deaths drop 5% amid state of emergency during Games
July 25 (UPI) — Japan is staging the Summer Olympics during a state of emergency and without spectators in the Tokyo metro area with coronavirus cases surging though its situation is nowhere nearly as dire with a much lower fatality rate than read more
THE ROYAL MINT has unveiled its new commemorative coin, celebrating the life and legacy of Prince Philip. The Duke, who passed away in April, served as president of The Royal Mint Advisory Committee for several years.
The official memorial coin features an original portrait of The Duke of Edinburgh on a £5 crown, which read more
Roger Federer loses at Wimbledon, then ponders if it’s for the last time
Federer, the sixth seed who turns 40 on Aug. 8, won the first of his record eight Wimbledon men’s singles titles in 2003. It was also the first of his 20 Grand Slam singles titles, a male record he shares with Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic will tie them if he wins Wimbledon read more
Kewanee Graduate Jake Pinnick on Life in Wudan China and Dedicating His Life to the Martial Arts
Several years ago, WKEI profiled a Kewanee graduate and Black Hawk College East Campus graduate, Jake Pinnick, who had left Kewanee to travel to the far East to learn more read more
When she was just five years old, her father introduced her to the martial art of kung fu, which she continued to practice throughout her entire life. In fact, even the village she lives in is known as a “kung fu village”, solely due to the fact that most of the residents practice it as well. She even met her late read more
grinning horse photo-bombs his laughing owners’ maternity snaps
…couple were saddled with Buckshot’s toothy grin after he trotted into shot
“We’ve been here for more than 30-years and they’ve been here for over 25-years and until this we’d never had any problems, we’d always get on.
…joked they’re “neighbours from hell” after 25 years: cut tree in half.
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