This sassy dog has a tantrum when the cat steals her favorite bed.
This sassy dog has a tantrum when the cat steals her favorite bed.
Japan is set to further expand a coronavirus state of emergency, currently in Tokyo and five other prefectures, to nine areas as the government is determined to hold the Olympics in just over two months. Japan has been struggling to slow the infections ahead of the Games. The three additions include Japan’s northern island state of Hokkaido, where the Olympic marathon will be held, as well as Hiroshima and Okayama in western Japan.
The British and Irish Lions have scrapped plans to play matches all around South Africa and will instead utilise two bio-secure bubbles in Cape Town and Johannesburg, officials confirmed on Friday. At this stage matches will be played behind closed doors, but South African Rugby officials are hopeful they will be able to persuade authorities to have limited fan attendance. The Lions start the tour against South Africa’s Johannesburg-based provincial union of the same name at Ellis Park on July 3, before a clash with the Sharks at the famous venue four days later.
With just over two months before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, Japan is expanding its state of emergency to try and contain a more infectious strain of COVID-19.Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday, three more prefectures will be given emergency declarations.Those three are Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima, which will on Sunday join Tokyo, Osaka and four other prefectures, and last until the end of May.The restrictions include eateries closing by 8pm, as well as a ban on alcohol at bars and restaurants.The expanded list of areas under a state of emergency will cover about 70% of Japan's population.Meanwhile, public opposition -- including from some doctors and athletes -- has been growing. A petition to cancel the games was submitted to organisers on Friday.That petition on change.org has received more than 350,000 signatures in just nine days - a record pace for the forum's Japanese version, according to the campaign's organiser. Dozens of towns due to host visiting athletes at pre-Games events have also cancelled those plans. They said they cannot guarantee medical help, as experts say medical resources are now being pushed to the brink. Japan's vaccination drive has been the slowest among advanced nations with just 3 percent of the population vaccinated, according to Reuters data. Japan has seen more than 650,000 confirmed cases so far.
Captain Ash Dixon scored two tries as New Zealand’s Highlanders beat the Queensland Reds 40-19 on Friday in the first match of a new Australia-New Zealand Super Rugby tournament. The home match for the Dunedin-based Highlanders was also the first international Super Rugby match since border closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic shut down the full, five-nation tournament in March 2020. In the past two seasons Australia and New Zealand both have had domestic tournaments among their five Super Rugby teams.
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Laporte had his application to be a Spanish citizen granted earlier this week and his change of association was passed by the FIFA Players' Status Committee. "The player Aymeric Laporte is eligible to play for the representative teams of the RFEF - Spanish Football Association with immediate effect," it said in a statement.
The tech giant will also invest £10m over the next three years in training British staff.
Around half the passengers due to arrive on a flight from India to Australia on Saturday after a two-week travel ban have been grounded because they either have COVID-19 or are considered a close contact of someone who does. The Australian government-chartered Qantas flight is capable of flying home 150 Australian citizens and permanent residents stranded in India. It will be the first passenger flight between the two countries since Australia imposed a travel ban on April 30.
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Protesters carried signs and marched after gathering by Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka.It comes as Israel fired artillery and mounted extensive air strikes on Friday against a network of Palestinian militant tunnels under Gaza that it dubbed "the Metro," amid persistent rocket attacks on Israeli towns.The most serious fighting between Israel and Gaza militants since 2014 began on Monday (May 10) after the enclave's ruling Hamas group fired rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in retaliation for Israeli police clashes with Palestinians near al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.At least 119 have been killed in Gaza and 830 others wounded in the current hostilities, Palestinian medical officials said. The death toll in Israel stood at eight.
Taiwan's election commission approved on Friday the holding of three referendums in late August that could affect both the island's relations with the United States and its energy security if they are passed. Referendums have increasingly been used to resolve contentious issues such as same-sex marriage, though they need a turnout of at least 25% of some 19 million eligible voters to be valid, with a majority voting "yes" to get passed. "The Central Election Commission has deliberated on, and approved, three referendums," it said in a statement.
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Tyson Jost scored two goals and the Colorado Avalanche clinched home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 5-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday in Denver. The Avalanche won the Presidents' Trophy for the first time since 2000-01, the last season in which they won the Stanley Cup. Andre Burakovsky had a goal and an assist, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Joonas Donskoi each scored for the Avalanche, who will play the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the playoffs.
Taiwan's state-owned electricity monopoly Taipower on Friday blamed human error during a test for a power cut that affected some 4 million homes the day before, and said it would offer discounts worth almost $18 million to affected customers. The rolling blackouts went on for around five hours before normal supplies were resumed early evening, briefly affecting the world's biggest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. Taipower said engineers had been carrying out tests at a substation as part of a future expansion project for a power plant in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.
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They were also protesting what they called the "false" anniversary of the abolition of slavery, officially marked for the day in 1888 when the Brazilian monarch's daughter, Princess Isabel, signed the law freeing slaves.Black Brazilians celebrate the end of slavery on November 20, the anniversary of the killing of Zumbi, a figure of resistance against slavery and the last leader of a runaway slaves community called Palmares.Around 1,000 people marched through downtown Sao Paulo, accusing far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of complicity in police violence. Signs decried the shooting deaths of 28 people in a slum called Jacarezinho on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro a week ago during an operation that police said targeted drug traffickers.
Car traffic will be drastically reduced in the heart of Paris next year under a plan by the city's mayor, the latest step in her goal of greening one of the densest urban landscapes in Europe.
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