Bogut: Players ‘used like pawns’ amid Aussie finals dramas

NBA veteran Andrew Bogut says players were “used like pawns” in the process that led to his Sydney Kings refusing to fly across the country for Game 4 of the Australian league’s finals series because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that ultimately handed the championship to Perth.

Coronavirus restrictions put extra burden on the blind community: Experts

The novel coronavirus outbreak has forced millions of people around the world to limit what and who they touch and stay in place for the time being — all methods to try to tamp down on the spread of the virus in the absence of a vaccine or treatment. Working and studying from home, shopping and even a recreational walk outside isn’t always easy for blind persons because companies and leaders haven’t put immediate thought … Read more

Undisclosed delays plague atomic programs, cost billions to fix

The Trump administration wants $3.1 billion more this year than last for the Energy Department’s nuclear weapons budget, but internal government documents show the raise is devoted substantially to covering previously undisclosed cost overruns and avoiding years of new delays in the majority of U.S. atomic weapons programs. The administration has sold the 25 percent budget boost for the National Nuclear Security Administration only in broad terms as necessary to maintain America’s nuclear deterrent. However, … Read more

Isolation of families for coronavirus raises concerns about domestic violence

As schools across the country close and employees are encouraged to work from home in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, some experts are concerned about an increase in domestic violence. “But in this particular time, with COVID-19, home can be pretty intense for domestic violence victims and survivors, due to the abusers ability to further control,” said Ruth Glenn, the president and CEO of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). … Read more

Save 20% on REI gear and practice social distancing by going outside

TL;DR: REI members get 20% off one full priced item and can get an extra 20% off one discounted REI Outlet item with code MEMPERKS2020 through April 6. Practice social distancing in its purest, original form: outdoors and alone in nature. Whether in your backyard, community park, or on a local trail, fresh air and the great outdoors can work wonders on your morale. REI is taking the COVID-19 health crisis seriously and has closed … Read more

10 crafting kits from Amazon to keep you busy while social distancing

I’m not sure how you’re feeling about self-isolation and social distancing, but over here, we’re going a little stir crazy. There is only so much time you can spend catching up on TV shows and watching movies before you need something else to entertain yourself. We’ve decided to stimulate our creative sides and get really into crafting. And luckily there are a bunch of crafting kits you can get from Amazon, so you don’t even … Read more

Actor Daniel Dae Kim Shares His Coronavirus Diagnosis and Calls for an End to ‘Cowardly’ Anti-Asian Racism

American actor Daniel Dae Kim announced on Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Kim — who is known for his roles on Hawaii Five-0 and Lost — shared the news in a 10-minute video posted to his Instagram. He had been filming the series New Amsterdam in New York City for the past several weeks before the show halted production because of the threat of the … Read more