Decolonising museums: the new network opening up the diversity debate in the Netherlands — Repeating Islands

A report by Hannah McGivern for The Art Newspaper. The Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’s national museum of art and history, is preparing a major slavery exhibition spanning four continents and three centuries. A show at Rembrandt’s former home focuses on overlooked black figures in 17th-century Dutch art. And the Rotterdam art centre known for 30 years […]

Decolonising museums: the new network opening up the diversity debate in the Netherlands — Repeating Islands

Portland protests: Navy veteran speaks out after video of federal officers beating him goes viral | The Independent

Footage then showed Mr David standing still in front of the officers with his hands down at his side. He was carrying nothing in his hands and only had a backpack on him holding his ID and wallet.

One officer then started beating him with a baton when another sprayed pepper spray in his eyes, which encouraged the man to finally step away from the federal agents and move back towards the crowd.

The moment went viral after it was first shared on Twitter, with people calling Mr David “Captain Portland” and commending him for not moving when officers used aggressive force.

“That guy is a brick. And wow. Can’t believe that is how someone harmless-looking is treated,” one Twitter commenter wrote after viewing the footage.

Footage stopped with Mr David walking away, but that wasn’t the end for him.

 

 

Source: Portland protests: Navy veteran speaks out after video of federal officers beating him goes viral | The Independent

Portland-area rabbis call on Homeland Security to withdraw federal agents – The Jerusalem Post

Portland has been the site of protests against racial inequality and police brutality for the past 50 nights, in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis o

Source: Portland-area rabbis call on Homeland Security to withdraw federal agents – The Jerusalem Post

Texas coronavirus hot spots get help from U.S. Navy teams | The Texas Tribune

Medical professionals from the U.S. Navy were deployed Sunday to aid hospitals in four cities across southern Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, as nearly half the state’s counties have recently been designated “red zones” by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Early on in the pandemic, hot spots were mainly tied to outbreaks in enclosed spaces, like meatpacking plants and nursing homes. Health experts are increasingly seeing small outbreaks in the community from families and friends gathering to people congregating at summer tourist destinations. Five U.S. Navy teams were sent to four locations across Texas’s southern region: Harlingen, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Rio Grande City.

Source: Texas coronavirus hot spots get help from U.S. Navy teams | The Texas Tribune

Shalala on Florida outbreaks: ‘We need to close down again’ | TheHill

The Florida congresswoman cited the toll the virus is taking not only on senior citizens but “in my district its low-income minorities, Hispanics and African Americans, who are forced to go back to work for economic reasons and because their employers demanded they go back to work,” noting that such constituents often live in multi-generational households.

She went on to castigate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for declining to impose a statewide mask mandate.

“Luckily our mayors in South Florida have done that, but that’s just a small piece because this disease doesn’t know what county or what city it’s in,” she said.

 

Source: Shalala on Florida outbreaks: ‘We need to close down again’ | TheHill

Cubans celebrate no local transmission of COVID-19 for first time in four months – Reuters

Francisco Duran, head of epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health, and who has updated the country daily on the pandemic, took off his mask during the national broadcast for only the second time deliver the good news.

Duran, on Saturday did the same, reporting just a single domestic case in Havana.

Only a handful of COVID-19 cases were reported in Cuba over the last week, all in Havana. Most of the Caribbean island, home to 11.2 million inhabitants, has been free of the disease for more than a month.

 

Source: Cubans celebrate no local transmission of COVID-19 for first time in four months – Reuters

Breakthrough blood test detects positive COVID-19 result in 20 minutes – Monash University

Positive COVID-19 cases caused an agglutination or a clustering of red blood cells, which was easily identifiable to the naked eye. Researchers were able to retrieve positive or negative readings in about 20 minutes. While the current swab / PCR tests are used to identify people who are currently positive with COVID-19, the agglutination assay can determine whether someone had been recently infected once the infection is resolved – and could potentially be used to detect antibodies raised in response to vaccination to aid clinical trials. Using a simple lab setup, this discovery could see medical practitioners across the world testing up to 200 blood samples an hour. At some hospitals with high-grade diagnostic machines, more than 700 blood samples could be tested hourly – about 16,800 each day. Study findings could help high-risk countries with population screening, case identification, contact tracing, confirming vaccine efficacy during clinical trials, and vaccine distribution.

Source: Breakthrough blood test detects positive COVID-19 result in 20 minutes – Monash University