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Reckful: Tributes paid after gaming star’s death

Reckful: Tributes paid after gaming star’s death

Technology
Tributes have been paid to video games streamer Byron Bernstein, known as Reckful, who died on Thursday.Mr Bernstein was a well-known and loved e-sports player and had 960,000 followers on streaming site Twitch.His brother Gary Bernstein confirmed that Reckful had taken his own life, aged 31.Twitch said Reckful was a "streaming pioneer" and that it was "devastated" to hear of his death.Mr Bernstein had built his following in part by playing World Of Warcraft. When his death was reported on Thursday evening, fans held virtual memorials inside the game.Before his death, he had been working to create his own video game, called Everland.In January, he shared a video on YouTube in which he talked about his own struggle with depression and said he had lost one ...
Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

World
Iran has sentenced to death a journalist whose online work helped inspire the 2017 economic protests and who returned from exile to TehranBy NASSER KARIMI Associated PressJune 30, 2020, 9:47 AM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTEHRAN, Iran -- Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings of the protests and embarrassing information about officials that directly challenged Iran's Shiite theocracy. Those demonstrations represented the biggest challenge to Iran since the 2009 Green Movement protests and set the stage fo...
Study: Azithromycin doubles risk for cardiovascular death versus amoxicillin

Study: Azithromycin doubles risk for cardiovascular death versus amoxicillin

Health
June 17 (UPI) -- People taking the commonly prescribed antibiotic azithromycin were nearly twice as likely to die from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event than users of the antibiotic amoxicillin, an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open found. Although azithromycin has been linked with irregular heartbeat and other cardiac-related side effects, the findings do not necessarily suggest that it causes death in people with cardiovascular problems or who are at risk for heart health events, the authors said. Advertisement "There was a statistically significantly increased relative risk and absolute risk of cardiovascular death associated with azithromycin exposure compared with amoxicillin," the authors wrote. Azithromycin received approval from the U.S. Food and ...
George Floyd death: Gen Mark Milley sorry for joining Trump walk to church

George Floyd death: Gen Mark Milley sorry for joining Trump walk to church

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device The top US military officer says he was wrong to have joined President Donald Trump during his controversial walk to a damaged church near the White House.The 1 June event created "a perception of the military involved in domestic politics", Gen Mark Milley said.Mr Trump walked to the church and held up a Bible after a peaceful protest at the death of African American George Floyd was forcibly dispersed.The use of troops to tackle the protests has provoked fierce US debate.Mr Trump has regularly referred to "law and order", calling in the National Guard to the US capital, vowing to deploy the military to other cities and condemning violent protests. Trump's church visit shocks religious leadersSome of the mostly...
Coronavirus: ‘Earlier lockdown would have halved death toll’

Coronavirus: ‘Earlier lockdown would have halved death toll’

Health
The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK would have been halved if lockdown had been introduced a week earlier, a former government adviser has said.Prof Neil Ferguson, whose advice was crucial to the decision to go into lockdown, said the outbreak had been doubling in size every three or four days before measures had been taken.The prime minister said it was still too early to make such a judgement."We will have to look back on all of it and learn the lessons that we can." Boris Johnson added: "A lot of these things are still premature. This epidemic has a long way to go."'Limited information on virus'Chief scientific officer Sir Patrick Vallance said important questions about the measures taken "still needed to be addressed"....