Asia Today: Australian states reimpose travel restrictions
Asia Today: Australian states reimpose travel restrictions
Wolverhampton Wanderers fans grumbling about their club's drastic loss of form should perhaps consult the history books and check out the last time they played Chorley in the FA Cup. A run of two victories in their last 10 games in all competitions has left Portuguese manager Nuno Espirito Santo under pressure for the first time in his Wolves reign. Last week's defeat by West Bromwich Albion left Wolves 14th in the Premier League with fans venting their frustration on social media, yet the club remains in rude health compared to the sad state of affairs on Nov. 24, 1986.
No one relishes the COVID-19 epidemic and the death it has brought, but Philippe Gallay, boss of one of the world's biggest snowshoe manufacturers, acknowledges it has been good for business. In France, where Gallay's TSL firm is based, and in other countries, officials stung by virus clusters in ski resorts have closed chair lifts, button lifts and cable cars at ski resorts. With no mechanical means to lift them up the slopes, skiers and snowboarders have resorted to an old-school solution: the humble snow shoe.
Michael Milosh’s third full length shows that he is paying attention to our current music moment; even during pandemic times, legions of musicians are taking us back to the dance floor
Late on the day that Lil Wayne officially received his long-rumored pardon from former President Trump, he dropped a new song called “Ain’t Got Time.” While the song’s lyrics don’t specifically address the pardon, he does reference the December 2019 federal weapons charges that were cleared by it. Wayne pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm […]
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99 years old and still strong!! Nanay is full of strength, wisdom and love. Southeastern Division practiced their vocal skills and was honored to sing this beautiful lady a Happy Birthday. Video credit San Diego Police Department
Max the Moluccan was outside enjoying some unseasonably warm weather, and he couldn't help but celebrate vocally. When asked if he could Bok, Max enthusiastically responded by bokking like a chicken, fluffing his feathers and sharing his joy with Mama. There is a reason this joyful Cockatoo with his perfect chicken impression is known as the original Cluckatoo. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!
Fears of being cooped up during a looming curfew have led the Dutch to resort to creative ways to dodge the rules, with people signing up for borrow-a-dog services and ordering the uniforms of home delivery companies. The Dutch parliament on Thursday was debating the latest government measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, including the first nationwide curfew since World War Two. Prime Minister Mark Rutte has proposed an evening curfew from Saturday under which only people with urgent need may leave their homes from 20:30 to 04:30 until at least Feb. 9.
The French scientist who discovered the cause of Down's syndrome has taken the first step to sainthood, the Vatican said on Thursday.
South African presidency minister Jackson Mthembu, a former activist against white minority rule, died on Thursday after being admitted to hospital with abdominal pains and testing positive for COVID-19. "It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in The Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away earlier today from COVID-related complications," President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement. "Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy."
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The European Parliament will call on European Union governments to recognise Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president, according to a draft resolution set to be agreed on Thursday, after a downgrade of his status by the bloc earlier this month. The resolution, which will be voted on at 1530 GMT, is not legally binding but carries political weight. The European Parliament "calls on ... the member states to unequivocally recognise the constitutional continuation of the legitimate National Assembly of Venezuela elected in 2015 and the legitimate interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaido".
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Hindi ululations, Bulgarian choirs and Turkish pop (overheard in kebab shops) have all left their mark on this internationally influenced record
Ings returned a positive result for the novel coronavirus after scoring the winning goal in Saints' 1-0 Premier League home victory over Liverpool on Jan. 4. "An option for the weekend is Danny, he is coming back," Hasenhuettl told reporters.
Michel Barnier has warned that there is “always a risk” that other European countries will follow Brexit Britain and leave the EU. The EU’s chief negotiator said there was still “anger” against Brussels in many regions of Europe. He said that Brexit had exposed the dangers and consequences of leaving the bloc but said it was up to the EU to prove that membership of the bloc was worthwhile. “We have to draw the lessons of Brexit. We have to understand why 52 percent of the British people voted against Europe [...] ” It is obviously too late for the UK but it is not too late for the other member states,” Mr Barnier said. He said, “Today, in many regions, there is this anger, the same feeling against Europe, the same problem to understand what we’re doing at the European level,” he said. “We have to be vigilant because it is always a risk for the future,” he added, “This risk can be combated by the proof that it is clearly a better situation to be inside the EU than outside.” “Brexit has exposed the consequences of leaving the EU for all to see,” he said, ““Even though we have a deal the UK’s choices mean that there will be inevitable short-term and long-term consequences.” He added, “Together, we can build a Europe that not only protects but also inspires. A Europe that Europeans would never dream of leaving. “Why should we leave the EU debate to anti EU parties? For all those who believe in the European project this is not the time to sit back and to be complacent.” Mr Barnier said he had noted British plans to diverge from EU rules such as the Working Time Directive after Brexit. “We are not surprised because we are not naive,” Mr Barnier said. The important thing for the EU was that Britain’s new found regulatory freedom did not become “a tool for dumping against us.” If Britain was to undercut EU standards to gain an unfair competitive advantage over European businesses, Mr Barnier said, the bloc would not hesitate to use remedial measures, which could include tariffs, in the trade deal. “In that case we will use the tools included in the treaty,” he said. Mr Barnier is soon to step down as the EU’s chief negotiator to become a special advisor to Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission. His focus will be on the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement and ratification of the Brexit trade deal. From March, he plans to return to French politics. He was speaking after being named European of the Year by the European Movement Ireland.
People dressed in black and with their faces covered broke windows and the glass door at the Democratic Party of Oregon business office in Portland, spray-painting an anarchist symbol over the party sign, video posted on social media showed. The new Democratic president was sworn in on Wednesday, urging unity and restoration after Republican Donald Trump's divisive tenure.
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Muscovite Sofia Dorofeyeva had always been drawn to the trains travelling across the vast expanses of her native Russia but until this year she and her female compatriots had been barred from occupying the driver's seat. Russia, from Jan. 1, shortened the list of jobs it bars women from holding because of their physical demands or hazardous nature, allowing them to become metro drivers, train conductors and lorry drivers. After graduating in 2020 from a college that trains public transportation workers, Dorofeyeva eagerly awaited the start of the year to become an assistant train driver.