Weekly Rundown News Stories – Sunday 20th June 2021
Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy and happy news story from the past week.
Monday saw a statement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as he announced that June 21st (or Freedom Day) would be pushed back by four weeks at the new date of Monday 19th July due to the highly transmissible Delta variant. His words said “I think it is sensible to wait just a little longer. We’re seeing cases growing by about 64 per cent per week, and in the worst affected areas, it’s doubling every week”. Wednesday had the highest daily total cases as 9,055 new cases were reported as well as nine deaths.
Have you ever left a job? If so, how did you go about it? One McDonalds’ worker in Lousiville, Kentucky left a sign at the drive-thru saying “We are closed because I am quitting and hate this job.” What a dramatic way to resign from your position! Someone commented “How did the ice cream machine type this?” What I want to know is, how one person means the store is closed, or is it just the drive-thru they are stating is closed? Or is it the manager that chose to resign and they had no other senior staff on shift? The timing is bad anyhow, as they have just launched the BTS meals named after the K-pop band.
Stan Lee who has co-created some of the most famous comic books and superheroes to grace the planet has had a street named after in the Bronx area of New York. Lee came from the Bronx, and the council will honour his legacy by renaming a part of University Avenue as Stan Lee Way. An event for the street renaming was held last Thursday on the corner when Stan had grown up.
Councilman, Fernando Cabrera said during the event: “Stan Lee was a creative genius who co-created iconic superheroes including Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Black Panther and more. Mr Lee’s amazing talent brought joy and entertainment to countless children and adults, and he deserves to be permanently memorialized in his home borough, the Bronx”.