Despair and defiance for Poles post-Brexit: 'Should we go home?'
In the 24 hours after Brexit, the Guardian visited members of the Polish community in Plymouth, an area that voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU in 2016. Margaret, who works full time in a children's home and runs a Polish school at the weekends, says she feels confusion and despair - but also defiance.
About 3.6 million EU citizens live in the UK, and Poland is the most common country of origin for foreign nationals. Polish is the second most widely spoken language in Britain, according to the last census
NPC deputies and party members, especially those who work in the health and wellness sector, are revising their current plans and recommendations for the Two Sessions legislative meetings - delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CGTN Correspondent Wu Lei has this report on one NPC deputy who is working on a vaccine for the virus and how drug research should work moving forward. Adrian Wojnarowski joins SVP on SportsCenter to detail the return guidelines for the NBA, expected near June 1st. Woj says though a bit complicated, this date has significance because the players are expecting to be able to start to return to their respective cities to quarantine and ultimately begin a training camp regimen. Woj also addresses the issues with teams having to travel and the chances the NBA resorts to using a couple of remote locations such as Las Vegas or Disney World (2:10). A possible playoff structure is also discussed (3:20) after commissioner Adam Silver has already informed the players on what could be a best case scenario for a postseason.
✔️ António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace (24 April 2020)
The COVID19 pandemic is a tragic reminder of how deeply connected we are. The virus knows no borders and is a quintessential global challenge. Combatting it requires us to work together as one human family.
We must do all we can to save lives and ease the economic and social devastation. Crucially, we need to draw the appropriate lessons about the vulnerabilities and inequalities the virus has laid bare, and mobilize investments in education, health systems, social protection and resilience.
This is the biggest international challenge since the Second World War. Yet even before this test, the world was facing other profound transnational perils - climate change above all.
But multilateralism is not only a matter of confronting shared threats; it is about seizing common opportunities. We now have the opportunity to build back better than in the past, aiming at inclusive and sustainable economies and societies.
It is not enough to proclaim the virtues of multilateralism; we must continue to show its added value. International cooperation must adapt to changing times.
We need a networked multilateralism, strengthening coordination among all global multilateral organizations, with regional ones able to make their vital contributions; and an inclusive multilateralism, based on deep interaction with civil society, businesses, local and regional authorities and other stakeholders… where the voice of youth is decisive in shaping our future.
At this key moment for international cooperation, and in this 75th anniversary year of the United Nations, let us strive as one to realize the founders' vision of a healthy, equitable, peaceful and more sustainable future for all. According to CDC and World Health Organization guidelines, only the sick, and their caretakers, should wear face masks. Here's why University of San Francisco research scientist Jeremy Howard thinks otherwise.