Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be radically pared down due to coronavirus

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a nearly century-old New York City institution, will be radically pared down from its usual larger-than-life format due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, officials said Monday. The department store announced that it had to “reimagine” the upcoming 94th edition of the parade on Nov. 26 and said it’ll be staged […]

Coronavirus live news: Australia suffers deadliest day as Japan lifts ban on foreign re-entry | World news

8.08am BST08:08 Hong Kong authorities opened community centres for residents to eat inside after a virus-induced ban on indoor dining at restaurants forced many workers to have their meals outside on pavements under sweltering heat and rain. The restaurant ban, which took effect on Wednesday, barred any outlet from allowing dine-in patrons to curb the […]

Over 100 arrested in 2nd day protest in Houston over death of George Floyd

More than 100 people were arrested Saturday night in U.S. city of Houston as protest continued for the second day over the death of George Floyd, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Houston police tweeted Sunday morning that more than 100 individuals were arrested on various offenses. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Executive Assistant Chief Troy […]

Virginia Makes Election Day A Holiday In Wave Of New Voting Rights Laws

I have signed legislation that repeals Virginia’s voter ID law, makes Election Day a state holiday, and expands access to early voting. Voting is a fundamental right––these laws strengthen our democracy by making it easier to cast a ballot, not harder.https://t.co/Uvaocr1pHH — Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) April 12, 2020 The Election Day law replaces the current […]

UK hospital death toll jumps to 980 in 24 hours in biggest rise yet – deadlier than Spain’s worst day of crisis

The Philippines has banned doctors, nurses and other health workers from leaving the country to work overseas in a bid to throw more resources at its own coronavirus outbreak, reports Patrick Sawer. With the pandemic threatening to overwhelm Phillipine’s fragile healthcare system the Government says it requires all available medics and support staff to remain […]

Death Toll Passes 60,000; N.Y. Has Deadliest Day: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 60,000 worldwide and New York State reported its deadliest day. Spain will extend its state of emergency after cases surpassed those in Italy. U.S. deaths rose to more than 7,000 as health officials recommended wearing cloth masks to prevent the virus’s spread. At least a […]

Coronavirus: China announces drop in new cases for third straight day

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Over 1,660 have died in China since the coronavirus outbreak began China has announced a drop in new cases from the coronavirus outbreak for a third consecutive day. On Sunday, authorities reported 2,009 new cases and 142 more deaths nationwide. New cases spiked earlier in the week after a change […]

Australian Open 2020: day two – live! | Sport

3.10am GMT03:10 Second set: Vekic* 6-3 4-4 Sharapova (*denotes server): Sharapova’s forehand woes start to come back to haunt her but a searing return down the line keeps her alive at 40-30. Vekic then defends brilliantly at full stretch to keep the ball in play, avoid deuce, and consolidate her break. Pressure right back on […]

Australian Open 2020 day one: Djokovic v Struff, Stephens v Zhang and more – live! | Sport

It’s all good. It’s amazing to be back out here. It’s a tight turnaround from Adelaide but really nice to sort it out a little bit more in the second set there, sharpen up and do what I needed to do. Absolutely incredible. This is probably the moment I’ve been looking forward to the most […]

PDC Q School: Big names in bother on Order of Merit ahead of final day

Jim Williams has had a tough three days so far at Q School (Picture: Getty Images) It has been a very difficult three days so far for the biggest names at PDC Q School and plenty will be heading home disappointed when the event comes to an end on Sunday night. Jeff Smith and Aaron […]