All primates in the world, video


This 6 May 2020 video says about itself:

The First Person To See ALL 79 Major Groups Of Primates In The Wild | Primates | BBC Earth

It’s taken primatologist Russ Mittermeier 49 years to become the first person to see every major group of primate in the wild, but he’s hoping he won’t be the only one. This is the moment he spots the final one, number 79, the kipunji.

COVID-19 disaster news from Britain


This 28 April 2020 video from the Stop the War Coalition in Britain says about itself:

Coronavirus & War: The Case for a Global Ceasefire

Join Phyllis Bennis, Claudia Webbe MP, French National Assembly member Danièle Obono and more to talk about how the Coronavirus crisis is re-shaping foreign policy priorities and restructuring the global order.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain, 6 May 2020:

Abbott criticises Johnson’s ‘utterly brazen’ PPE claim

DIANE ABBOTT slammed Boris Johnson for the “utterly brazen” claim yesterday that the government’s inability to source and supply personal protective equipment (PPE) has been “enraging” for him.

The former shadow home secretary pointed out that shortages of PPE during the coronavirus crisis are “entirely” Mr Johnson and his government’s responsibility.

Mr Johnson made the comment when he faced Sir Keir Starmer in Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) for the first time since the latter became Labour leader earlier this month. Mr Johnson had been off sick for three weeks after contracting the coronavirus.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain, 6 May 2020:

Frightened key workers forced to work under threat of the sack

FRIGHTENED workers are being forced back to work under threat of the sack putting vulnerable relatives at risk, Unison warned today.

The union said it had reports of council, school and NHS workers being told to return to work or be sacked or forced onto unpaid leave.

It reported “heart-breaking” stories of staff forced to make impossible choices.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain, 6 May 2020:

Five Guys ‘putting profit before people’s lives’ after opening restaurants

The fast-food chain accused of causing chaotic scenes in Sheffield

FAST-FOOD chain Five Guys was accused of “putting profit before people’s lives” after it reopened dozens of restaurants to sell takeaways, leading to chaotic scenes in Sheffield as social distancing broke down.

Customers at the burger firm’s restaurant in the South Yorkshire city said it was impossible for the queuing crowds to stay two metres apart or even to get to the doors safely.

Panicked staff abandoned their posts, while some customers gave up and went home – even though they had paid for their meals in advance. Others got inside the restaurant and served themselves.

By Ceren Sagir in Britain, 6 May 2020:

MPs must seek evidence from former Amazon vice-president, union demands

Tim Bray quit the company after it fired workers for protesting against the lack of coronavirus safety

MPs must seek evidence from former Amazon vice-president Tim Bray, who resigned after the company sacked US workers protesting at a lack of Covid-19 safety measures, GMB said today.

The union called on the employment and select committee to look into Mr Bray’s allegations.

He announced his resignation in a blog on Monday, saying: “Remaining an Amazon VP would have meant, in effect, signing off on actions I despised.”

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations, 19 nominees!


Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I wanted to try to do something about that.

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty. So, I made the award with this logo then.

It is good to see that this award, which later came back to me, since then has gone to many places of the blogosphere. And that some people have made new logos for it; like the one at the top of this blog post.

The rules of this award are:

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  • Nominate any number of people linking to their blogs and let them know you nominated them by commenting on their blogs.
  • Come up with 7 questions for the people you nominated.

My seven questions for my nominees are:

1. Who is your favourite visual artist?

2. Which is your favourite bird species?

3. Which is your favourite mammal species?

4. What is your favourite insect?

5. What is your favourite plant?

6. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

7. If you would be invited to make a space journey, then to which solar system planet would you like to go?

My nominees are:

1. Toronto Cooks

2. The Flying Tofu

3. Surviving Nurse

4. CovidFather

5. Isle of Monte Cristo

6. Yelling Rosan Blog

7. Tfarhad

8. lifesfinewhine

9. Thea Thoolika

10. Grab a coat, leave a note and run away with me

11. asportsupdate

12. Experimental Film & Music Video Festival

13. Motivational Tips+Veg. Recipes Blogs

14. WordPornSyd

15. AR. MOHSIN SHEIKH

16. Daily Lebo

17.THE HISTORICAL DIARIES

18. The Little African Beauty Room

19. A Blog

30 European bird species and their songs


This 3 May 24020 video from the Netherlands is about 30 European bird species and their songs.

It says about itself:

Learn more about all those beautiful birds and their sounds.

1. GOLDFINCH (Carduelis carduelis)
2. NUTHATCH (Sitta europaea)
3. CHAFFINCH (Fringilla coelebs)
4. BLUE TIT (Cyanistes caeruleus)
5. BLACKBIRD (Turdus merula)
6. GREAT TIT (Parus major)
7. ROBIN (Erithacus rubecula)
8. SONG THRUSH (Turdus philomelos)
9. CHIFFCHAFF (Phylloscopus collybita)
10. WILLOW WARBLER (Phylloscopus trochilus)
11. EURASIAN JAY (Garrulus glandarius)
12. STARLING (Sturnus vulgaris)
13. MAGPIE (Pica pica) ..
14. GREEN WOODPECKER (Picus viridis)
15. WREN (Troglodytes troglodytes)
16. NIGHTINGALE (Luscinia megarhynchos)
17. TAWNY OWL (Strix aluco)
18. LONG-TAILED TIT (Aegithalos caudatus)
19. GOLDEN ORIOLE (Oriolus oriolus)
20. [SHORT-TOED] TREECREEPER (Certhia brachydactyla)
21. HAWFINCH (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
22. GREENFINCH (Chloris chloris)
23. GOLDCREST (Regulus regulus)
24. ICTERINE WARBLER (Hippolais icterina)
25. FIRECREST (Regulus ignicapilla)
26. COMMON RAVEN (Corvus corax)
27. COMMON LINNET (Linaria cannabina)
28. DUNNOCK (Prunella modularis)
29. WOOD PIGEON (Columba palumbus)
30. CARRION CROW (Corvus corone)

Sacking Amazon whistleblowers disgusts Amazon vice president


This 6 May 20230 video from the USA says about itself:

Amazon Vice President Quits In Support Of Fired Whistleblowers

Senior Amazon engineer Tim Bray said the firings were evidence of “a vein of toxicity running through the company culture.” We get a response from Chris Smalls, one of those fired workers.

Shortly after recording, Amazon confirmed that a worker at the same facility Smalls was fired from had died from COVID-19.

Jamaican ska singer Millie Small, RIP


This music video is called Millie Small – My boy lollipop.

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

Jamaican singer Millie Small, who had a worldwide hit with the ska song My Boy Lollipop, passed away at the age of 73. She was the first singer from Jamaica to sell millions of records abroad in the 1960s and was one of the founders of the ska genre.

Small recorded the song in a studio in London in 1964. …

The song was in the Netherlands for two weeks in the VARA Time for Teenagers TV show Top 10 and reached a top 3 position in the charts in the US, the UK, Norway and Ireland. In the US, the song was in the lists between greats such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. …

“It was the first ska song to break through worldwide, and the influence is still visible today,” said Millie Small in a book about the origin of ska. … “One thing is certain: it has opened the doors to all Jamaican artists who came afterwards.”

COVID-19 news, Trump’s and Bezos’ USA


This 30 November 2019 video from the USA sadys about itself:

Investigation raises alarm about handling of worker fatality at Indiana Amazon facility

Our research into never-before-public injury records from 23 Amazon warehouses across the country indicates most had injury rates higher than the industry average

One particular incident in Indiana raises questions about how regulators and government officials deal with potential safety violations at the global company. Will Evans of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting reports.

AMAZON WAREHOUSE WORKER IN NEW YORK DIES OF COVID-19 A person working at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse in New York has died of COVID-19. Amazon said the employee was last at the facility on April 5 and was placed on quarantine after he was confirmed to have the disease on April 11. Amazon has fired multiple employees who organized to demand improved workplace safety measures during the pandemic. [HuffPost]

PRESSES COUNTRY TO REOPEN, CLAIMING ‘VIRUS WILL PASS’ Trump acknowledged there will be “some” deaths as states reopen businesses and other activities, which he has been pushing, as coronavirus cases continue to mount. In an interview with ABC News, reporter David Muir asked the president whether “lives will be lost to reopen the country.” “It’s possible there will be some, because you won’t be locked into an apartment or a house,” Trump said, before claiming people are “dying the other way, too,” citing suicides, drug abuse and the effects of lost jobs. [HuffPost]

TRUMP SHIRKS BLAME FOR PPE SHORTAGE President Donald Trump once again deflected blame for his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying he had been too busy with probes into his conduct as president to ensure the federal stockpile of medical supplies was prepared. “Well, I’ll be honest, I have a lot of things going on,” Trump told ABC News anchor David Muir on Tuesday. On the same day, the president failed to wear a face mask during a visit to a mask-making factory — despite signs saying masks were required. [HuffPost]

Trump officials don’t wear masks to mask-making facility.

WHISTLEBLOWER: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IGNORED WARNINGS ON MALARIA DRUG, CORONAVIRUS A government scientist says he was ousted from his position after raising concerns that the Trump administration wanted to “flood” coronavirus hot spots with a malaria drug that Trump was pushing despite scant scientific evidence it helped. Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, alleges he was reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug favored by Trump. [HuffPost]

This is what it’s like to have a loved one in ICE detention during a pandemic.

Muslim doctors fight coronavirus and Islamophobia on the front lines.

This working man was ready to retire. Then the virus took him.