• Super Mario Comes To Life In A Brand New LEGO Set

    If you’re a fan of Nintendo’s Super Mario franchise, then you might want to check out this brand new LEGO set. In a partnership with Nintendo, LEGO has unveiled a brand new set that is themed around Mario where it will bring the iconic plumber to life in his own little LEGO set, that we can’t help but think is incredibly adorable.

    According to Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo, “I have always liked LEGO products and how they help children use their imagination to play. The new product we created together with the LEGO Group seeks to combine two different styles of play – one where you freely build the world of Mario and the other where you play with Mario in the very world that you have created.”

    LEGO claims that this won’t be just another themed LEGO set. Instead, this LEGO set is interactive

  • Trump Bans Travel From Europe—but Covid-19 Is Already Here

    As the number of new coronavirus cases begins to decline in China, there are new fears that Europe may emerge as a center of the global pandemic. Outbreaks in Italy, Spain, and Germany led President Donald Trump to announce new restrictions on visitors from 26 European countries (except the UK) for the next month. The limits, which take effect on Friday at midnight, don’t include US citizens, although they could be subject to enhanced airport screening. “This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history,” Trump said during an Oval Office address Wednesday night.

    Trump’s decision was sparked by an alarming rise in European coronavirus cases. In Italy the government on Wednesday reported 200 new deaths for a total of 827 fatalities. with 12,462 patients testing positive for Covid-19. Because of a shortage of both hospital beds and ventilation equipment, Italian health care

  • COVID-19 causes trouble for the English Premier League as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tests positive

    To all our readers who are football fans, also known as soccer in some parts of the world, we’ve got some bad news for you.

    In an official club statement from Arsenal, the team states that head coach Mikel Arteta has been tested positive for COVID-19.

    Thankfully, it seems that it was caught at an early state.

    Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta. IMAGE: BBC

    “This is really disappointing but I took the test after feeling poorly,”Arteta said in the club statement.

    “I will be at work as soon as I’m allowed.”

    Arsenal was due to play at Brighton in the Premier League on March 15. But after their announcement, the club stated that it’s “clear we will not be able to play some fixtures on their currently scheduled dates.”

    As a result, the Premier League announced that they’ll be holding an emergency meeting on March 13 to discuss

  • Slack commits to paying contractors during shutdown after laid-off baristas protest

    Slack says it will continue to pay contractors while its offices are shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes after five baristas, who learned last week they were being laid off, wrote a letter to the company that they intended to make public on Friday morning. The letter demanded three months pay and health care.

    “It’s hard to overstate how dangerous it is to lose both our salaries and our healthcare during a pandemic that is quickly spiraling out of control,” the former employees wrote.

    Many large tech companies have proactively offered to continue paying contractors or employees who cannot return to work because of the shutdowns. Slack had not publicly made the same commitment before now, leaving some of its workers worried that they would not have financial support and insurance during