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Tottenham condemn ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse of Heung-min Son after defeat to Man United as South Korea forward becomes latest Premier League star to be targeted online

Tottenham condemn ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse of Heung-min Son after defeat to Man United as South Korea forward becomes latest Premier League star to be targeted online

Sports
Tottenham have condemned the ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse directed at Heung-min Son on social media after their 3-1 loss to Manchester United. The South Korea forward gave Spurs a 40th-minute lead, before second-half goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood turned the game around on Sunday. Getty Son was racially abused on social media on Sunday evening But Son was in the spotlight before his opener when he went down under contact from Scott McTominay in the build-up to a Cavani goal, which was disallowed by referee Chris Kavanagh after a VAR review. Son has since become the latest Premier League star to be subjected to vile racial abuse online as Rhian Brewster, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford and more have suffered the same f...
How ‘religiously targeted’ vaccine misinformation circulating on WhatsApp is being dealt with by faith groups

How ‘religiously targeted’ vaccine misinformation circulating on WhatsApp is being dealt with by faith groups

Technology
Faith groups are leading the fight against vaccine misinformation on what one called the "lawless wasteland" of WhatsApp.Messages spreading fake COVID-19 information are widely shared on the private messaging app. This is often through a simple "forwarding" feature that copies messages to other contacts. But the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and other groups have been pushing back on that disinformation.Sky News has been collecting and analysing messages to monitor what type of misinformation is shared on WhatsApp, while also speaking to groups which are tackling the problem head on.One example of a vaccine misinformation message on WhatsApp is a video showing two unidentified women falsely claiming that a type of COVID-19 vaccine will change people's DNA. ...

How $1,400 stimulus checks could be best targeted based on past payments

Finance
Sarah Casillas | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesA new coronavirus relief bill could give millions of Americans $ 1,400 stimulus checks.Congress is poised to pass the legislation in March, at which point individuals and families could see the money in the following days or weeks.But as negotiations continue, one argument has surfaced: Is the amount too much or too little? And who exactly should be eligible?The current proposal calls for sending $ 1,400 to individuals, or $ 2,800 to married couples who file their taxes jointly. Their children and adult dependents would also be eligible for $ 1,400.More from Personal Finance:As Washington debates $ 1,400 checks, who qualifies may changeChild tax credit proposal could give families more aid than stimulus8 million missing out on unemployment ...

Biden says next stimulus checks will be $1,400. How they could be targeted

Finance
Image Source | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesAs Washington lawmakers work to come to an agreement on a new coronavirus relief package, one key question has emerged: Will the next stimulus checks be $ 1,400?President Joe Biden sought to end that debate in a press conference on Friday by re-affirming his commitment to $ 1,400."I'm not cutting the size of the checks," Biden said. "They're going to be $ 1,400. Period."That's what the American people were promised."The president also said the payments need to be targeted so that "folks making $ 300,000 don't get any windfall."The additional direct payments are part of Biden's $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan.More from Personal Finance:Long-term unemployment is close to a Great Recession record A $ 15 minimum wage is out of the stimulu...

Opponents to $2,000 stimulus checks say they are not targeted. How that could be fixed

Finance
Hundreds of jobless people wait outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19 in Frankfort, Kentucky.John Sommers II/Getty ImagesAs President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on Jan. 20, one of his first priorities is getting $ 2,000 stimulus checks approved.A third round of higher payments looked like a sure thing after Democrats won both Senate seats up for grabs in Georgia last week.That was until Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he may oppose the payments.His message: "If the next round of stimulus checks goes out, they should be targeted to those who need it."Other Democrats may still be deciding whether the checks should be a priority, Brian Gardner, chief Washington policy strategist at Stifel, wrote in an analyst note.More from Persona...