Month: April 2020

Rugby League lands £16m Government bailout package after coronavirus threatened sport

RUGBY LEAGUE will get a £16million Government bailout package to save the sport from being destroyed by coronavirus. As SunSport first revealed last month, the emergency funds are designed to support grassroots clubs — but support will also be given to the professional level of the game, whose sponsorship income is dwarfed by other sports. …

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“You Are the Champions”: Queen, under lockdown, record health worker anthem

(Reuters) – Rock band Queen and singer Adam Lambert are raising money for health workers fighting COVID-19 with new single “You Are The Champions”, an updated version of classic hit “We Are The Champions” recorded on mobile phones under lockdown. Artwork for the single “You are the Champions” by Queen + Adam Lambert, obtained by …

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Chile cracks open gates of national parks for citizens’ ‘well-being’

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile said on Thursday it would start reopening its national parks next week to give people a “well-being alternative” after weeks of coronavirus lockdowns. FILE PHOTO: Villarrica Volcano national park is seen at night, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Pucon, Chile, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra Escobar/File Photo Agriculture Minister …

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‘Zombie satellite’ that has been orbiting earth since 1967 discovered

A “zombie satellite” orbiting earth since 1967 when it was launched by the U.S. military, has been discovered by a radio enthusiast. NPR reports that the discovery was made by amateur radio operator Scott Tilley, who lives in British Columbia, Canada. 77-YEAR-OLD AMATEUR ASTRONOMER HELPS MAKE STUNNING DISCOVERY “Well folks, here’s what appears to be …

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Intel boss confirms investigation into whether coronavirus outbreak the ‘result of an accident’ at Wuhan lab

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed on-record for the first time Thursday that the U.S. intelligence community is investigating whether the coronavirus outbreak, which has wreaked havoc across the globe, started as the result of an …

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West Ham target Hector Herrera tracked by Premier League clubs as David Moyes braces for departures

Atletico Madrid midfielder Hector Herrera is being monitored by a number of Premier League clubs, with the Mexican midfielder set to leave when the transfer window reopens. The Independent understands the 30-year-old was one of West Ham’s primary targets in the January transfer window, but Herrera opted to remain in Madrid until the end of …

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Sarah Silverman calls out Kirsten Gillibrand for defending Joe Biden after condemning Al Franken

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Sarah Silverman is taking Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to task for standing by Joe Biden amid a sexual assault allegation from former Senate aide Tara Reade. Silverman called out Gillibrand on Twitter after comments she gave to reporters on Tuesday in which …

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Nissan plans to restart output at UK’s biggest car factory in June

FILE PHOTO: A Nissan logo is pictured at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir LONDON (Reuters) – Nissan (7201.T) will restart phased production in early June at its northern English Sunderland factory, Britain’s biggest car plant, as the sector tries to resume operations amid the coronavirus outbreak. Output at the site, which …

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RVs become temporary homes for doctors caring for COVID-19 patients

(Reuters) – Doctors caring for COVID-19 patients at hospitals across the United States have taken up temporary residence in donated recreational vehicles, parked outside their homes, as a way to keep them near to their families yet isolated. FILE PHOTO: Physician Aliea Herbert administers a test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to a patient at Interbay …

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Transition to low-carbon energy may accelerate after crisis: Shell

LONDON (Reuters) – The ongoing transition to low-carbon energy sources may accelerate as economies recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis, the head of oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Royal Dutch Shell is seen at a petrol station in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium January 30, 2019. …

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Nintendo seen extending profit streak as housebound consumers switch on

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd is expected to extend its decade-high earnings streak when it reports fourth-quarter results next week, powered by the hit Switch console which is expanding its reach among locked-down consumers. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Nintendo is displayed at Nintendo Tokyo, Nintendo’s first official store in Japan, at …

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U.S. congressional Democrats push for coronavirus medical supply czar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill that would require a U.S. coronavirus supply czar to oversee critical medical supplies, while the top Senate Republican doubled down on demands for business protections. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol during a morning rainstorm on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner …

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Clash of tech titans: Zuckerberg praises coronavirus lockdowns; Musk sees ‘fascism’

(Reuters) – Silicon Valley billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg offered dueling views on lockdown measures designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with Facebook’s Zuckerberg endorsing the measures while Tesla’s Musk condemned them as anti-democratic. FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing …

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