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Lukas Gage calls out ‘unmuted’ director for mocking his flat on Zoom audition

Lukas Gage calls out ‘unmuted’ director for mocking his flat on Zoom audition

Entertainment
Euphoria star Lukas Gage has shared the awkward moment a director insulted his flat during a Zoom audition - without realising he was not muted.Just before he is about to perform a scene, a male director heard telling someone else on the video call: "These poor people live in these tiny apartments. Like I'm looking at his background, and he's got his TV and you know..." The 25-year-old winces before pointing out: "Yeah, unmuted."He adds: "I know, it's a s***ty apartment. That's why give me this job, so I can get a better one!"When the director - whose identity is unknown - realises his mistake, he tells Gage: "Oh my God, I'm so, so sorry." ...
The Latest: China’s Xi calls for cooperation on vaccine

The Latest: China’s Xi calls for cooperation on vaccine

Health
BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping is calling for closer international cooperation on making a vaccine for the coronavirus available.Xi spoke Thursday in an address delivered via video at an event at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.Xi said: “To beat the virus and promote the global recovery, the international community must close ranks and jointly respond to the crisis and meet the tests.”He said cooperation would include closer coordination on policies for development and distribution of a vaccine.Chinese companies Sinovac and Sinopharm are in the late stages of testing vaccines, putting them among nearly a dozen companies at or near that level of development. That has introduced both commercial and political competition among countries and companies to be the first to off
Study: 311 calls may predict opioid overdose hotspots

Study: 311 calls may predict opioid overdose hotspots

Health
Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Call volumes to 311 -- used by many cities to report non-emergency issues -- for nuisance code violations accurately predicted future opioid overdose hotspots more than 90% of the time, a study published Wednesday by Scientific Reports found. Residents of neighborhoods with high rates of opioid-related overdoses make more calls to non-emergency hotlines reporting code violations, abandoned vehicles, darkened streetlights and other public nuisances, according to researchers. Advertisement Similarly, calls regarding public health problems -- including pest management and unsanitary conditions due to animals -- and streetlight outages were accurate predictors of future overdose hotspots more than 80% of the time, the data showed. The findings are based on an analysis of 311 ...
Facebook bans ‘Stop The Steal’ group over calls for violence

Facebook bans ‘Stop The Steal’ group over calls for violence

Technology
Facebook has banned a group which, inspired by unsubstantiated claims from Donald Trump, was featuring calls for violence over concerns the election was being "stolen" by the president's rivals.It comes as Joe Biden took the lead in the key state of Georgia, while Donald Trump doubled down on his claims political opponents were trying to rig and steal the US election, despite criticism from some Republicans. US election 2020 live: Follow the latest updates The group issued a call for donations as well as "boots on the ground to protect the integrity of the vote", and has rapidly grown in popularity since Wednesday.The president's supporters - some armed with rifles and handguns - descended on election counting centres where mail-in ballots continue to be tallied up, chanting in some for vo...
More calls for help for arts freelancers who ‘face using food banks’

More calls for help for arts freelancers who ‘face using food banks’

Entertainment
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