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Stranger Things stars join YouTubers and Jimmy Fallon for Among Us stream

Stranger Things stars join YouTubers and Jimmy Fallon for Among Us stream

Technology
Stranger Things stars Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp were among the names joining US chat show host Jimmy Fallon for a charity stream of Among Us.The event marked Fallon's debut on the game-streaming platform Twitch, where he played the popular whodunnit multiplayer game Among Us. Joining Matarazzo and Schnapp, who play Dustin and Will in Stranger Things, were YouTube stars Sykkuno, who has 2.64 million subscribers, Valkyrae, who has 3.29 million subscribers and Corpse Husband, who boasts 7.42 million subscribers. Members of Fallon's house band The Roots also appeared, including Questlove, Tariq Trotter and Kirk Douglas, as well as a member of the game's development team Victoria Tran.It was all in aid of Feeding America, a charity that supports food banks and soup kitchens in the US w...
Easter again celebrated globally among COVID-19 restrictions

Easter again celebrated globally among COVID-19 restrictions

World
April 4 (UPI) -- Christians worldwide celebrated Easter Sunday for the second year amid coronavirus restrictions, including lockdowns in some nations, as the death toll mounted despite widespread rollout of life-saving vaccines. COVID-19's deaths and cases have grown exponentially. Last Easter there were 122,600 fatalities and 1,969,718 infections in tracking by Worldometers.info. So far Sunday, the totals are 2,863,566 deaths and 131,817,713 cases. Meanwhile, nearly 653 million doses have been administered with most types requiring two shots among a population of 7.9 billion. Advertisement About 20% of the deaths have occurred in the United States for a total of 554,985, according to Johns Hopkins tracking. And cases are 30,702,245. Though the pandemic is somewhat stabilizing in the Unit...
Atlanta shootings: Asian women among eight killed at three spas

Atlanta shootings: Asian women among eight killed at three spas

World
EPAEight people, many of them women of Asian descent, have been killed in shootings at spas in the US state of Georgia.Police said the shootings took place at a massage parlour in Acworth, a suburb north of Atlanta, and two spas in the city itself.South Korea later confirmed that four of the victims were of Korean descent.Officials said a 21-year-old man had been arrested and was believed to be the suspect in all of the attacks.No motive has yet been established.However, hate crimes against Asian-Americans have spiked in recent months, fuelled by rhetoric that blames them for the spread of Covid-19.In an address last week, President Joe Biden condemned "vicious hate crimes against Asian-Americans who have been attacked, harassed, blamed and scapegoated."From insults to murder - anti-Asian ...
Brown stink bug among ‘future threats’ to gardens

Brown stink bug among ‘future threats’ to gardens

Science
Getty ImagesGardeners are being urged to be on alert for the stink bug insect and other pests set to arrive in the UK.The brown marmorated stink bug has been spotted at three places in England so far, but experts are warning that it may become more widespread.The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said gardeners should be on their guard for the insect.It could appear alongside more familiar animals such as slugs, snails and the box tree caterpillar.Andy Salisbury, principal entomologist at the RHS, said the pests and diseases that gardeners commonly face on their plots have fluctuated over the last 25 years.'Game changing' plant disease warningRevealed: The secret life of the spittlebugDeadly olive tree disease 'could cost billions'"With gardens taking on a more important role in supporting...
Study finds high rates of heart disease among Hispanic men, women

Study finds high rates of heart disease among Hispanic men, women

Health
March 4 (UPI) -- More than half of Hispanic men, and nearly half of Hispanic women, in the United States have heart disease, according to an analysis published Thursday by the journal Stroke. Around 60% of Hispanic people also have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, two health problems that place them at high risk for heart disease, the researchers said. Advertisement "It's a wake-up call for the medical community [because] despite our best efforts, Hispanic and Latino populations still seem to be undertreated for their vascular risk factors," co-author Dr. Fernando D. Testai said in a press release. "I didn't expect the numbers to be so dismal," said Testai, an associate professor of neurology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Researchers reviewed data from the Hispanic Co...