Another UK escooter trial is on hold because people are breaking the rules

Just days after the first escooter trials were launched in the UK, the two-wheeled transport had to be pulled from the streets after they were ridden through shopping malls and down freeways.

Since then, a number of other trials in Britain have launched, and you guessed it, some have been canceled because people are riding them in places that they shouldn’t be, BBC reports.

One trial, which saw 200 escooters deployed to the streets of Coventry and Birmingham, was supposed to last 12 months. However, it’s been brought to a close in Coventry just five days after it started due to reports of people riding them on sidewalks and in pedestrianized areas.

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It should be noted that the scheme has been particularly popular. In less than a week, the BBC reports that more than 5,000 rides have been

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Trump Campaign Asks People to ‘Support Our Troops’ in Ad with Photo of Russian Jets

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Oops: A new digital ad for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign called on people to “support our troops” while reportedly using a stock photo of Russian-made fighter jets.

The ad, created by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, ran over several days last week. It featured the silhouettes of  a group of soldiers with aircraft flying overheard.

Pierre Sprey, who helped design F-16 and A-10 planes for the Air Force, identified the jets as Russian MiG-29s to Politico by noticing the angle of the aircraft’s tail and the spacing of the engines.

“That’s definitely a MiG-29. I’m glad to see it’s supporting our troops,” Sprey said.

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Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in

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24 Other-Wildly Soft Hoodies People Are Loving

Nothing gives an outfit that effortlessly casual-cool vibe quite like a hoodie. Since we’re leaning into comfort more than ever this year, now seems like the perfect time to add at least one (or three) into our online shopping carts—especially with the cooler weather just around the corner.

Whether you choose a cropped version to wear with your high-waisted jeans or a cozy oversize number to hibernate in with your sweats, or you layer a neutral one under an overcoat or blazer—you can always count on the basic to bring a sense of comfort and cool.

With so many hoodies out there, we did some deep digging to find the absolute softest, coziest, and most stylish hoodies on the market right now based on top reviews and positive feedback. Keep scrolling to find your perfect pullover hoodie.

H&M Hoodie ($20)

Rating: 4.7/5 stars

Customer Review: “This is the coziest sweatshirt

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A crisis hotline for transgender people, by transgender people

Oriana, a volunteer with the peer-support network Trans Lifeline, at home in Boston in July. The phone shows the total calls answered by the nonprofit to date. <span class="copyright">(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Oriana, a volunteer with the peer-support network Trans Lifeline, at home in Boston in July. The phone shows the total calls answered by the nonprofit to date. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

Oriana went through the usual motions of preparing for a two-hour shift on the hotline. They filled a big glass of water, swaddled their armchair in a blanket and laid out a crochet hook and yarn on the desk, in case there was a lull in calls.

Downtime was unlikely, though, on this summer night.

The Trump administration had just finalized a rule that would reduce protections for transgender patients from discrimination by doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies. And Trans Lifeline, which describes itself as the only crisis hotline for trans people operated entirely by trans people, is flooded with calls every time the nation’s highest office does something that threatens the LGBTQ community.

The calls

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How to let people connect safely

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Companies around the world are debating how and when to return to the office. Health and safety has taken on a whole new significance in the era of coronavirus. To bring people back safely, the options for office redesign are bewildering. How should desks be arranged to enable social distancing alongside the benefits of being in the same room? And do people need to return for five days a week?

Many companies are looking to have some employees work from home, some of the time. But unless careful thinking goes into this, companies run the risk of getting stuck in the middle, achieving neither the benefits of the traditional office nor the safety conferred by the home.

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16 Things Black People Want Their White Friends To Know

George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May gave way to a long-overdue national reckoning on race. 

The protests that followed sparked change, but we still have a very long way to go — as evidenced, in part, by the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

The last several months have been particularly draining for Black folks in this country, between the racial upheaval, a pandemic that affects them disproportionately and an upcoming presidential election with so much at stake for their communities.

It’s imperative that we continue the conversation about race on both a national and personal level — even when it’s not dominating the news cycle. Those who want to be allies must keep listening, learning and taking action that supports the Black community. 

To that end, we asked Black people to reveal what they wish the white people in their lives

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People find new ways to spend vacation money in today’s ‘homebody economy’

A pool in the backyard? A fresh coat of paint on the deck? For some people flush with funds from canceled vacations due to the coronavirus pandemic, that’s exactly the plan.

A new survey shows nearly one-third of homeowners are using money previously set aside for travel and spending it on home improvements — doing everything from small updates to large renovations.

What are people spending vacation money on?

Half of those homeowners said they’re putting the funds towards structural repairs, such as a basement renovation or a new roof, according to the survey of 1,878 people from Groundworks, a home services company. About 30% said they’re putting the money toward outdoor entertaining, such as a new dining set on the patio. And the rest said they’re spending the money on home additions, creating an at-home gym or even installing a new pool.

For Saleena Sidhu of New York City,

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New York opens traffic-clogged streets to people during pandemic, the city’s latest redesign in times of dramatic change

<span class="caption">Harvest Kitchen restaurant, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, making use of New York City's new policy of opening streets to walking, biking and dining.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ron Adar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images">Ron Adar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images</a></span>
Harvest Kitchen restaurant, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, making use of New York City’s new policy of opening streets to walking, biking and dining. Ron Adar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

On some normally congested New York City streets, cars are gone, replaced by diners tentatively returning to restaurants – though only outside – after months of lockdown. On June 22, the city entered phase two of reopening after its severe coronavirus outbreak, allowing many businesses to resume operations with restrictions.

Permitting restaurants to spread into streets is one of several pandemic-induced initiatives designed to enable social distancing in this densely packed city. In May, New York launched its “Open Streets” program, which will hand 100 miles of car-free streets to pedestrians and cyclists.

In a city often criticized for letting cars dominate – with deadly consequences – these are fairly dramatic changes. Past efforts to protect New York pedestrians and

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15 People on the Things That Are Making Them Smile Right Now

As we go into month who knows of quarantine, I’m going to take a guess and say all of us have had our ups and downs during this time. For me, I’ve had moments where I’ve felt fine—sometimes even happy after a Zoom call with old friends or a socially distanced park hangout. Then, there have been moments where I’ve felt hopeless, depressed, sad, and lonely. 

In those dark moments, I tried a lot of things to get out of the funk. First, I let myself feel those feelings. Then, I’d attempt to distract myself with Netflix, a book, meditation, podcasts, journaling, taking a nap, taking a shower, cooking, going on a walk, calling a friend, working out, online shopping… I mean the list goes on and on. I’ve tried it all, it seems.

But when I felt especially low last month, I remembered an article here on THE/THIRTY that

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Where to buy clear coverings for people with hearing problems

While not as widely available as cloth face coverings, you can find transparent face masks online: iStock
While not as widely available as cloth face coverings, you can find transparent face masks online: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

After months of not being a mandatory requirement in England, the government made face coverings compulsory on public transport from 15 June. Since 24 July, these rules have also applied to all shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, post offices, takeaways and transport hubs in England.

People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions, children under 11 and anyone who has a disability meaning they are not able to use one.

Boris Johnson announced an extension to these rules in a

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