The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race will switch from London's Thames to the Great Ouse in Ely in 2021 due to coronavirus-related restrictions and safety concerns, organisers said on Thursday.
It’s in time-honoured tradition that Aviva’s chief executive today cut the dividend. Three of the last four CEOs did the same when they arrived, and the one who didn’t — Maurice Tulloch — was out after a year. Aviva’s debts are higher than its rivals, and Blanc needs some of the £350 million she’ll save on the divi to pay them down.
The pianist was once the youthful face of UK jazz but now he’s putting out a vintage-inspired Christmas album on the advice of his wife, Sophie Dahl. He talks to Roisin O'Connor about why he’s feeling festive during the pandemic
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Boris Johnson has warned of a “new year national lockdown” if coronavirus restrictions are not enforced over the winter months. On Thursday it was announced that London would be placed under Tier 2 restrictions, which will allow for a limited reopening of hospitality and other businesses.
Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table. Ana Martinez died at 78 on April 1 while recovering at a nursing home from a knee replacement. The family is having their traditional meal of turkey, yams, green beans and rice and beans — but Zayas is removing a seat from the table at her home in Deer Park, New York, this year and putting her mother’s walker in its place as a reminder of the loss.
A mother and father in New York received a very special Thanksgiving surprise when their son returned home for the holiday on November 25.Dariel Disla filmed his brother, Deury, surprising his parents in their Harlem apartment on the eve of Thanksgiving. He said his brother was stationed in Japan for three years and had not seen his mother during that time.In the footage, Dariel Disla can be seen calling his mother and father to wait in the living room, reassuring them that “nothing bad” is happening. He said he sneezed to give his brother the signal to enter.“This was a Thanksgiving surprise as we entered the house hours before Thanksgiving day,” Dariel said. “My parents were in shock. My mother cried as she was filled with joy.” Credit: Dariel Disla via Storyful
Restaurant owner Jean Avarello is struggling to understand why in the next few weeks the shops and theatres near him in the French city of Marseille will be allowed to reopen after a COVID-19 lockdown, but he has to stay shut. "That's not okay," Avarello said on Thursday as he took part in a protest in Marseille involving several thousand people from the restaurant, bar and nightclub sector against the government order to keep them shut.
Berlin is racing to open six mass vaccination centres capable of handling up to 4,000 people per day by mid-December, the project coordinator told Reuters on Thursday, as the city waits for authorities to approve the first vaccines. An empty trade fair hall, two airport terminals, a concert arena, a velodrome and an ice rink will be turned into six vaccination centres where it plans to administer up to 900,000 shots against the coronavirus in the first three months. Albrecht Broemme said plans envisage 3,000 to 4,000 people per day being ferried through each centre in the same way as shoppers are guided through IKEA stores in one direction.
The chief executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board has warned players on tour in New Zealand to obey COVID-19 protocols or the whole team risks being sent home. In a WhatsApp voice note sent to Pakistan players on Thursday, Wasim Khan said he was given a “final warning” by both New Zealand Cricket and its government after six Pakistan players tested positive for the coronavirus on arriving in the country. “They have told me straightaway that one more breach and they will send the whole team back,” Khan said in the two-minute message, recorded in the Urdu language, adding “it will be embarrassing" if this happens.
Italian actor and screenwriter Daria Nicolodi, who played the prying journalist Gianna Brezzi in the Dario Argento cult classic "Deep Red"(Profondo Rosso), and was herself a cult figure, has died. She was 70. The cause of her death, announced by her daughter Asia Argento and Italian news reports, was not disclosed. Born in Florence in […]
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England added Estonia and Latvia to its traveller quarantine list, meaning that from Nov. 28 people arriving from those two countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Thursday. Shapps also said that a total travel ban on Denmark, announced on Nov. 7 in response to concerns over outbreaks of coronavirus on Danish mink farms, would be lifted on Nov. 28. The minister said Bhutan, Timor-Leste, Mongolia, Aruba and several Pacific island nations had been added to the safe travel list, meaning that people arriving from those countries from Nov. 28 will no longer need to self-isolate.
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The low-cost carrier FlyDubai began regular flights to Tel Aviv on Thursday, the latest sign of the normalization deal taking hold between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. FlyDubai flight No. FZ1163 landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport at 11:38 a.m. after a 3 hour, 20 minute flight. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then met FlyDubai's CEO Gaith al-Gaith, who was aboard the flight.
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CAS said it had registered Coleman's appeal after he was banned for two years by the Athletics Integrity Unit's (AIU) Disciplinary Tribunal last month and is set to miss next year's Tokyo Olympics. "In his appeal to the CAS, Christian Coleman requests that the decision of the AIU Disciplinary Tribunal... be set aside and that the sanction be eliminated, or in the alternative, reduced," it said in a statement. The American sprinter said at the time of his provisional suspension that anti-doping officials had not followed procedure when he missed them after going Christmas shopping last year at a time when he had said he would be at home.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday the country faced a hard winter but that action taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus had prevented the NHS health service from being overwhelmed. "But to get there, we must first navigate a hard winter, when the burden on our NHS and cold weather favours the virus."
The World Health Organization on Thursday urged African countries to improve their capacity to vaccinate populations against Covid-19, warning the continent was still "far from ready" for mass immunisation.