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AAustria set to host Formula 1 season openers in July

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Austria's government has approved hosting Formula 1's season-opening races in July, according to reports.

The races, scheduled for 5 and 12 July, will take place behind closed doors at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
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The 2020 season was due to start in Australia in March, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of that race and a further nine more. เล่นบาคาร่าขั้นต่ำ 10 บาท

If the Austria races run successfully, the F1 season could continue on 19 July in Budapest, Hungary.

Silverstone agreed a deal for two grands prix to be held at the British track in August.
F1 bosses are still putting together a revised calendar for this season.

Williams up for sale after £13m loss last year
Dutch Grand Prix cancelled because of coronavirus pandemic

Harvey Weinstein: Four more women accuse producer of assault

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault by four further women as he serves a 23-year prison sentence.
Court documents filed in New York on Thursday allege several sexual offences dating from 1984 to 2013.

One of the four anonymous women was 17 at the time of an alleged attack.
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Weinstein's legal representative told BBC News: "Mr Weinstein intends to defend against the claims filed anonymously against him yesterday."

The lawyer, Imran H Ansari of Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins PC, added: "Some of these claims, including those alleged to have occurred in the 1980s and 1990s, may be barred by the applicable statute of limitations, and not subject to any exceptions under the law, as these plaintiffs do not appear to be complainants in Mr Weinstein's criminal case."

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The latest legal cases allege multiple sexual offences against four women, who currently reside in Tennessee, New York, Ecuador and Hungary.

Some of the attacks allegedly took place after meetings with Weinstein at the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals.

The new allegations include:

A 43-year-old woman from Tennesee claims that in 1994, when she was 17, Weinstein "falsely imprisoned, sexually assaulted, sexually battered and raped her" in his hotel room. The plaintiff, who wanted to break into the entertainment industry, alleges Weinstein demanded she perform oral sex on him.
A 70-year-old woman from Ecuador claims that in 1984, when she was 34, Weinstein allegedly pinned her against a door and fondled her in his hotel room in Cannes, when she was looking to start a career as a documentary filmmaker.
A 38-year old woman said she met Weinstein in Manhattan in 2008 and he offered to "help take her career to the next level". He allegedly raped her in his Soho apartment a few days later, telling her he would ruin her if she told anyone.
A 35-year-old woman from Hungary claims that in 2013, when she was 26, she met Weinstein at the Venice Film Festival. A few months later, he allegedly forced her to perform oral sex on him when she met him in a hotel room.
Allegations against Weinstein began to emerge in October 2017, when The New York Times first reported incidents dating back decades.

At least 80 women have since accused him of sexual misconduct, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek.
The allegations were at the centre of the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegations against powerful men.
Weinstein issued an apology acknowledging he had "caused a lot of pain", but denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.

Oscar-winning Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón has backed calls to ensure domestic workers laid off during the Covid-19 pandemic continue to be paid.
"It is our responsibility as employers to pay their wages in this time of uncertainty," Cuarón said.

He won the best director Oscar in 2019 for Roma, a film casting a spotlight on Latin America's housekeepers.
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Many of Mexico's 2.3 million domestic workers have been left without wages because of the outbreak.
Their employees have asked them to stay away to protect their families' health, but have not committed to continue paying them, trade unions say.

Mexico at 'peak moment' of coronavirus crisis
Mexico healthcare workers attacked for doing their job
"The objective of this campaign is to remember how important it is to take care of those who care for us and the respect that the workers deserve," said 58-year-old Cuarón.

Mexico, with a population of nearly 130 million, has more than 74,000 confirmed infections and more than 8,000 virus-related deaths

Earlier this month, local health officials warned that the country had reached "the peak moment" of the outbreak.

And while in many countries doctors and nurses are being praised for their work on the coronavirus front line, in Mexico dozens have been attacked.

By the end of April, there have been at least 47 attacks against health workers, particularly nurses, in the country, the Mexican government says.

And the authorities recognise the true figure may be higher - reports on social media of discrimination range from nurses stopped from getting on buses to doctors assaulted by relatives of Covid-19 patients.
Some of the attacks appear to have been motivated by a misguided attempt to disinfect health workers.

London's Southbank Centre could be closed until at least April 2021 due to the impact of coronavirus.

The Southbank Centre which closed on 17 March is planning to cancel events from September to November.

It is forecasting a "best-case-scenario" loss of £5.1m for this financial year.

Chief executive Elaine Bedell said: "We're doing all we can to safeguard the Southbank Centre we currently know and love for the years ahead."
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The centre has called for further government support, because the forecast included using up all its reserves, and £4m from the government's furlough scheme.

Its £19.2m annual grant from Arts Council England has been used "to effectively mothball the buildings".

The venue is considering the option of broadcasting concerts from behind closed doors through autumn and next spring.

Ms Bedell said: "We hope that we'll emerge from this crisis to a brighter future."
The Southbank Centre is made up of the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery and offers more than 3,500 events a year.
It is also home to the National Poetry Library, the Arts Council Collection and eight orchestras including the London Philharmonic and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

UK scientists have created the first wide-area maps of microscopic algae growing in coastal Antarctica.

Satellite observations were used to count nearly 1,700 patches where large blooms had turned snow cover green.

The team says the photosynthesising organisms are an important "sink" for pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

They are also key actors in the cycling of nutrients in what is one the most remote regions on Earth.
"These are primary producers at the bottom of a food chain. If there are changes in the algae, it obviously has knock-on effects further up the food chain," explained study leader Dr Matt Davey from Cambridge University.

"And even though the numbers we're talking about are small on a global scale, on an Antarctic scale they're substantially important," the ecologist, who has since joined the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban, told BBC News.

Detecting the green algae from space was a tricky task.

While it's easy to spot the organisms' discolouration when walking in the snow on the ground, from orbit it becomes much harder to tease out the blooms' signal against what is a highly reflective surface.

Fortunately for the team, the European Union's Sentinel-2 spacecraft have high-fidelity detectors that are sensitive in just the right part of the light spectrum to make the observation.

The study mapped the Antarctic Peninsula, the finger of land which points up from the White Continent towards South America. The blooms are seen predominantly to be on the western side of this feature. Two-thirds were on the many islands that dot the coastline.

Totalled, the microscopic algae covered an area of almost 2 sq km. It means they're tying up roughly 500 tonnes of carbon a year. This is equivalent to the amount of carbon that would be emitted by about 875,000 average petrol car journeys in the UK, the team calculates.

These numbers are an underestimate because the Sentinel-2 system is only picking up green algae and missing their red and orange counterparts - an issue of the satellite camera detectors' spectral bands not being sensitive at just the right wavelengths for those particular blooms.
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"It's frustrating because we've shown how to do it on the WorldView-3 spacecraft but its imagery is just too expensive. Sentinel is free," explained Dr Andrew Gray, who is affiliated to both Cambridge and the NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility in Edinburgh.

The problem would be resolved in time as more open-data satellites were launched, the remote-sensing specialist added.
Algal blooms in the Antarctic were first described by expeditions in the 1950s and 1960s. They can look spectacular when they tinge slopes with a broad swathe of colour to contrast the surrounding white. This makes them a popular subject for cruise ship tourists and their cameras.

To flourish, the organisms need an available supply of liquid water and that's to be found in snowy areas just above freezing, as opposed to those places of deep cold and ice.
The blooms' distribution is also heavily influenced by the proximity of seals, penguins and other Antarctic birds, such as skuas and kelp gulls. The "poop from these creatures is a source of essential nitrogen and other elements.

Premier League: Restrictions in place for team training under 'Project Restart'

Tackling will be banned, pitches disinfected and players restricted to groups of five when the Premier League starts a first phase of team training.
Official protocols sent to players and managers on Tuesday and obtained by the BBC reveal that social distancing must be "strictly observed".

Corner-flags, balls, cones, goalposts and even playing surfaces will be disinfected after each session.
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League bosses hope training can begin on Monday, restricted to 75 minutes.

Ongoing surveillance measures included in further guidance include twice-weekly testing, and a daily pre-training questionnaire and temperature check.
Under a section titled 'health screening', players are also told a central register of Covid-19 test results (subject to their consent and Professional Footballers' Association agreement) will need to be maintained.
They are also informed that although Covid-19 will lead to minor illness in the majority, there are additional aspects of this infection that must be considered prior to players resuming high-intensity or high-volume exercise.

Specific assessments that may be considered for players who contract the disease include tests for any heart or lung complications.

Recommended "control measures" include "meticulous personal hygiene and use of PPE [personal protective equipment], no congregation in communal areas, including but not limited to medical rooms and gym areas".

Under further stringent rules, players are told they cannot share transport with anyone to and from the training ground, and vehicle interiors should be cleaned regularly. Team vehicles and public transport should not be used.

Players are being consulted on proposed medical protocols for a return to training by the PFA. They have been given a condensed version of a 40-page document for them to digest.

The BBC understands the PFA has heard from a number of players, especially those who have underlying health conditions like asthma or who are from black and minority ethnic (Bame) backgrounds, that they have real concerns about returning to playing.

Black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die with coronavirus as white people in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The draft protocols refer to "additional risk assessment and precautions required for players at increased risk (co-morbidity)".

On Wednesday, there will be a meeting between players, the Premier League, medical staff and the PFA.

Government approval will need to be granted before teams can continue to the next stage of training, when contact would be permitted.

'I wouldn't feel comfortable watching football with current risk'

General Discussion / Boris Johnson to launch Covid-19 alert system
« on: May 09, 2020, 11:41:42 pm »
A Covid-19 alert system is set to be launched by the government in England to track the virus, the prime minister is expected to announce on Sunday

The system will rank the threat level from coronavirus on a scale of one to five and be adjusted according to data.

Boris Johnson is due to give a televised address updating the nation on the progress of lockdown measures.
The PM is expected to unveil a new slogan, telling the public to "stay alert, control the virus, save lives".

He is not expected to provide dates for when the restrictions - first announced on 23 March - might change.
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The new system will apply to England only but the government is working with the devolved administrations as they develop their own.

It is understood the system - with alerts ranging from green (level one) to red (level five) - will be similar to the one used to keep the public informed about the terror threat level.
Mr Johnson is expected to say England is currently at stage four but moving towards stage three.

The warning tool - to be administered by a new "joint biosecurity centre" - will also reflect the virus threat in different parts of the country, meaning the threat level in one city could differ quite widely from another.

This could inform the local alteration of restrictions in England.

A meeting of the government's Cobra emergency committee involving the cabinet, devolved nations and the Mayor of London will be held before Mr Johnson's televised address on Sunday evening, with the plans to be put before Parliament on Monday.
The prime minister is set to warn the nation that the UK is entering the most "dangerous" phase of the battle against the virus, according to the Sun on Sunday.

Speaking ahead of his address, he told the paper: "We're past the peak now but we'll have to work even harder to get every step right.

"Mountaineers always say that coming down from the peak is the most dangerous bit. That's when you're liable to be over-confident and make mistakes.

"You have very few options on the climb up - but it's on the descent you have to make sure you don't run too fast, lose control and stumble."

On Saturday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warned the government would proceed with "extreme caution" when lifting lockdown measures.

Speaking at the daily coronavirus press conference he said the move beyond Covid-19 would not be "a single leap to freedom" as he pledged £250m to improve cycling and walking infrastructure across England in the coming weeks.

Mr Shapps also refused to confirm if 14-day quarantines would be introduced for people arriving in the UK, saying he would wait for Mr Johnson to address the nation on Sunday.

Another 346 UK coronavirus deaths were recorded on Saturday, taking the total to 31,587.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed 50,000 coronavirus test samples were to the US earlier this week after problems in UK laboratories.

A spokesperson said expanding Britain's virus testing network had involved setting up an "entirely new" lab network to process tests, adding "contingencies" - such as sending swabs abroad - were in place for when "problems arise".

It comes as the government failed to hit the 100,000 daily testing target for the seventh day running. There were 96,878 tests delivered in the 24 hours up to 09:00 BST on Friday.

US author Colson Whitehead has become only the fourth writer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice.

The African-American author was honoured for The Nickel Boys, which chronicles the abuse of black boys at a juvenile reform school in Florida.
Whitehead, a 50-year-old New Yorker, won the 2017 prize in the same category for his book The Underground Railroad.

Before him, only Booth Tarkington, William Faulkner and John Updike had won the Pulitzer for fiction twice.

The 2020 awards, postponed for several weeks due to the coronavirus, were announced remotely this year in the living room of Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy.

She noted that the first Pulitzers were awarded in 1917, less than a year before the outbreak of the Spanish Flu. ดูหนังออนไลน์ HD

They are among the highest honours for US-based journalists and authors.

Whitehead has previously said he grew up wanting to be the black version of horror writer Stephen King.

His Nickel Boys was inspired by the real-life horror story of the Dozier School for Boys in the Florida panhandle, where children convicted of minor offences were subjected to violent abuse.

The Harvard graduate's novel was praised by the Pulitzer committee for its "spare and devastating exploration of abuse at a reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida that is ultimately a powerful tale of human perseverance, dignity and redemption".

The New York Times newspaper topped the list of publications for journalism honours with three awards, including the prestigious investigative reporting prize for Brian Rosenthal's expose of New York City's taxi industry, showing how predatory lenders exploited vulnerable drivers.

n collaboration with ProPublica, the Anchorage Daily News won what is widely regarded as the most coveted Pulitzer, for public service journalism, in recognition of its work on the lack of police coverage in many small towns in Alaska.

The honour for breaking news photography went to staff at Reuters news agency for their images of last year's Hong Kong protests.
And, for the first time in its history, the Pulitzer committee bestowed a prize in audio reporting, which was awarded to This American Life for its episode The Out Crowd, which examined US President Donald Trump's policy requiring thousands of asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are adjudicated.

The episode was a collaboration with Molly O'Toole of the Los Angeles Times and Emily Green of Vice News, who will also share the prize. เว็บบาคาร่าออนไลน์

A posthumous special citation was awarded to African-American civil rights activist and early champion of investigative journalism Ida B Wells, who died in 1931, for her "outstanding and courageous reporting" on lynching. The citation comes with a donation of at least $50,000 (£40,100) in support of Ms Wells' mission, with recipients to be announced.

"It goes without saying that today we announce the Pulitzer winners in deeply challenging times," Ms Canedy said on Monday. She added that journalism was as valuable as ever, with the arts continuing to "sustain, unite and inspire".

Australia will review its virus lockdown earlier than expected, says Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Health officials say the nation has "pretty convincingly" flattened its virus spread after weeks of strict social restrictions.
Officials were due to review freedoms on 11 May but this will now be brought forward to 8 May. Mr Morrison said Australians had "earned an early mark".

The call came as several states allow their residents new freedoms on Friday.
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The Northern Territory became the first to lift major restrictions, re-opening public parks and pools and removing attendance limits for gatherings from midday.

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New South Wales, which includes Sydney, also opened up to allow households to have two adult visitors at a time.
The most-populous state accounts for near half of the nation's 6,700 cases. But numbers had continually dwindled in recent weeks, and fewer than 20 cases were being reported per day.

"[We have] pretty convincingly flattened the curve," said chief medical officer Dr Brendan Murphy.

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However, authorities said they were still wary of lifting restrictions too early and re-iterated the need for "millions more" Australians to download a tracing app released this week.

"We need that tool so we can open the economy," said Mr Morrison. "So if you haven't downloaded the app yet, download it."

So far, 3.5 million people in the nation of 25 million have signed up to it.

What restrictions have been eased so far?
On Friday, the Northern Territory - a remote, sparsely populated region - lifted major social restrictions in a move seen as a test case for the rest of the nation.

"Because we are the safest place in Australia, we can do this before the rest of Australia," said NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner.

Locals must maintain a 1.5m (5ft) distance from others, but can now visit parks and swimming holes and play non-contact sport.

The territory will look to remove all restrictions by 5 June, and have restaurants and pubs back open for dining in mid-May. However, officials will keep a ban on travel to vulnerable Aboriginal communities in the outback.

Other states have also begun a cautious roll-back.

NSW - the state with the highest number of reported cases - began allowing household visits on Friday and has already re-opened beaches.

The Australian Capital Territory - around the nation's capital, Canberra - will also allow social visits after announcing on Thursday it had eliminated its virus cases.

Queensland will permit shopping trips for non-essential goods while Western Australia will allow 10 people at gatherings - up from the previous limit of two.

Meanwhile, Victoria, the second most-populous state, says it will stick with its existing lockdown until the national review next Friday. Premier Daniel Andrew said the situation remained "very fragile" despite the low reported numbers.

General Discussion / Rock bands start selling face mask merchandise
« on: April 22, 2020, 01:37:33 am »
As the global pandemic continues, bands have started offering a new piece of must-have merchandise alongside their T-shirts and hoodies - face masks.

Metal acts like Megadeth, Korn and Thursday have led the way, listing masks on their online stores.
My Chemical Romance are selling a stockpile of masks they designed before the pandemic for a show in the desert.

The proceeds will go to a fund for those in live music industry who have lost their jobs because of Covid-19.

"We had these masks made to keep you dust-free in the desert, a show that never happened, never will," the band said in a statement. ดูหนังออนไลน์ HD

Perhaps, they suggested, "we were unknowingly waiting for the right time" to send them to fans.

Megadeth's masks, which feature their mascot Vic Rattlehead, are being given away to anyone who places an order on their online shop, with a portion of proceeds going towards coronavirus relief.

A line of surgical masks emblazoned with the Korn logo have sold out on the band's official website - but they promise more stock is on its way.

In the US, where the Center Of Disease Control has recommended the use of face coverings to slow the spread of coronavirus, one manufacturer estimates that four to six billion masks will be produced and sold in the next 12 months.

The UK government's scientific advisers were due to meet on Tuesday to discuss whether the public should be urged to wear masks.

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The music merchandise industry, which was worth $3.5bn (£2.8bn) last year, has been quick to respond to the demand.

The landscape has shifted dramatically since Latin pop star J Balvin was accused of cashing in on the coronavirus crisis when he tried to sell branded face masks on his online store last month.

He issued a swift apology, saying the promotion "didn't have my consent".

"This is not the way I act, even less in a moment like this," he added, as the gear was removed from his website.

So why aren't bands like Megadeth and Korn being called out in the same way?
"I think the tide has changed," says Christiaan Munro, founder and co-owner of live music company Sandbag, which has created merchandise for acts including The Chemical Brothers, Radiohead, Bastille and Blink-182.

"When coronavirus first happened, the face mask was seen as a very negative and scary image. Now, it's going to be something that you wear to the shops.

"It's become an essential rather than a gimmick, and it will become a fashion accessory. That will be the progression."

General Discussion / Orthodox Easter weekend marked under lockdown
« on: April 19, 2020, 03:16:30 am »
The world's Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter - the most important festival in their calendar, amid a series of restrictions and bans.
Officials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa urged people not to attend services, fearing this would lead to a spike in coronavirus infections.

However, in Georgia, worshippers are still able to attend churches.

The traditional Holy Fire ceremony went ahead in a near-deserted Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

The church was closed last month and only a handful of Orthodox clergy, some of them wearing black masks, were allowed in for the ceremony on Saturday.

A candle is traditionally lit with the Holy Fire in the crypt of the Holy Sepulchre by Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III, to symbolise the resurrection of Jesus.

Instead of the flame being passed on to thousands of pilgrims, this time the ceremony was attended by the Armenian Orthodox patriarch, four assistants and Coptic and Syrian archbishops, Israeli media report.

The church bells tolled and the flame was carried out of the church by Theophilos III and others to be taken to Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv and flown to 10 countries.

How is Orthodox Easter being marked around the world?
Russia's Orthodox Church agreed to break its annual traditions and is urging millions of believers not to attend church. Worshippers usually attend late-night processions to receive blessings.

This year services are being held only in the presence of priests and other clergy.

When the Holy Fire arrived in Athens on Saturday evening it was taken to the Jerusalem patriarchate in Athens and was not distributed to churches elsewhere.

The Church has backed the ban and thousands of police have been deployed to prevent Greeks using the holiday to visit relatives or second homes.

The Holy Fire was also taken on Saturday to the Church of the Holy Nativity in the Palestinian town of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II held a Good Friday service without a congregation at a monastery north-east of Cairo. The service was televised live on Coptic Orthodox TV channels and showed deacons and priests gathered with gaps between them to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In Romania, people have been told they will not be allowed to leave their homes to receive the Holy Fire on Easter night or take bread splashed with holy water and wine, as is traditional.

It will however be distributed to the homes of believers who request it. President Klaus Iohannis appealed to Romanians to give up on the idea of having their loved ones close to them, in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Bulgaria has imposed a curfew on the capital Sofia to stop traffic in and out of the city to stop people heading off on holiday.

Churches in Serbia and Montenegro have told worshippers to celebrate Easter at home.
But North Macedonia's Orthodox Church says it will not use force to prevent people going to church.

General Discussion / Trump unveils plan to reopen states in phases
« on: April 17, 2020, 01:39:20 am »
As Covid-19 continues to spread across the US, President Donald Trump has given governors guidance on reopening state economies in the coming months.
The guidelines for "Opening up America Again" outline three phases for states to gradually ease their lockdowns.

Mr Trump promised governors they would be handling the process themselves, with help from the federal government.

There has been a mixed reception to the plans, with a leading Democrat calling them vague and inconsistent.

The US currently has 654,301 confirmed cases and 32,186 deaths due to the virus, and Mr Trump has suggested some states could reopen this month.
What did Trump say at the briefing?
In his daily briefing on Thursday, President Trump declared "the next front in our war - opening up America again".

"America wants to be open and Americans want to be open," he said. "A national shutdown is not a sustainable long-term solution."

He said that a prolonged lockdown risked inflicting a serious toll on public health. He warned of a "sharp rise" in drug abuse, alcohol abuse, heart disease, and other "physical and mental" problems.

Mr Trump told reporters that healthy citizens would be able to return to work "as conditions allow". He said Americans would continue to be called upon to maintain social distancing measures and to stay home if they are unwell.

He said that reopening the US economy would be done "one careful step at a time" but he called on state governors to move "very, very quickly, depending on what they want to do".

Shortly afterwards, leading Democrat Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, called the new guidelines "vague and inconsistent".

She said the document did "nothing to make up for the president's failure to listen to the scientists and produce and distribute national rapid testing".

What is in the plan?
The administration's 18-page guidance document details three phases to reopen state economies, with each phase lasting, at minimum, 14 days. The guidelines in full can be seen here.

They include some recommendations across all three phases including good personal hygiene and employers developing policies to ensure social distancing, testing and contact tracing.

Phase one includes much of the current lockdown measures such as avoiding non-essential travel and not gathering in groups. But it says large venues such as restaurants, places of worship and sports venues "can operate under strict physical distancing protocols".
If there is no evidence of a resurgence of the coronavirus, phase two allows non-essential travel to resume. The guidance says schools can reopen and bars can operate "with diminished standing-room occupancy".

Under phase three, states which are still seeing a downward trend of symptoms and cases can allow "public interactions" with physical distancing and the unrestricted staffing of worksites. Visits to care homes and hospitals can resume and bars can increase their standing room capacity.

Some regions could begin returning to normal after a month-long evaluation period, at the earliest, according to the document.

In places where there are more infections or where rates begin to rise, it could take longer.

The co-ordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, Dr Deborah Birx, told Thursday's briefing that as states worked through the three phases, they could allow for more and more employees to return to work in increments.

Phase three would be the "new normal", she said, and would still include suggestions that vulnerable people should avoid crowded spaces.

General Discussion / Captain Tom Moore's NHS fundraiser reaches £12m
« on: April 16, 2020, 02:44:21 am »
A 99-year-old war veteran who is walking 100 laps of his garden before he turns 100 has raised more than £12m for the NHS.

Tom Moore originally wanted to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing laps of his garden.
But he has now hit 12,000 times his initial target thanks to donations from more than 600,000 people online.

As he set off on his final 10 laps earlier, he said it was "an absolutely fantastic sum of money".

"We could never imagine that sort of money and it's unbelievable that people could be so kind to give that sort of money to the NHS," he said.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told BBC Breakfast Mr Moore was "an inspiration to us all".

"This is an awful crisis but there are some little shafts of light," he said.
Mr Moore began raising funds to thank the "magnificent" NHS staff who helped him with treatment for cancer and a broken hip.

With the aid of a walking frame, he aimed to complete 100 laps of the 25-metre (82ft) loop in his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, in 10-lap chunks, before his 100th birthday.

"Every penny that we get, they [the NHS] deserve every one of it," he said, as the total exceeded the £5m mark on Wednesday.

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More than 600,000 people from around the world have donated money to his fundraising page since it was set up last week.

Mr Moore, who is originally from Keighley in West Yorkshire, trained as a civil engineer before enlisting in the Army for World War Two, rising to captain and serving in India and Myanmar, also known as Burma.

When the fund hit £5m, Mr Moore's daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore told the BBC the amount raised was "beyond our wildest expectations".

By about 07:10 BST, the total raised had risen to more than £12,000,000.

A day after extending a nationwide lockdown, India has relaxed restrictions on farming, banking and public works, but transport services and most businesses remain closed.
The rules which come into effect on 20 April, are expected to ease the supply chain and alleviate economic impact.

The lockdown which began on 25 March to contain the spread of the coronavirus will now end on 3 May.
India has reported 9,756 active cases and 377 deaths so far.

Although the country recorded its first case at the end of January, the numbers began to spike only by early March.
It was one of the first countries to impose heavy travel restrictions, including suspending most visas and eventually stopping all international flights. It also banned trains and flights within the country when the lockdown began.

But the continued restrictions will likely prove to be a challenge to implement. The news of the extension on Tuesday prompted thousands of migrant workers to take to the streets in some cities, demanding they be allowed to return home to their villages.

What has changed?
Apart from the restrictions on both international and domestic travel, schools, colleges, malls, cinema halls and most businesses - except those providing essential services such as groceries and pharmacies will remain shut. All public gatherings - social, political or religious - are also still banned.

But the government has said it will allow agricultural businesses to open.

This includes dairy, aquaculture, tea, coffee and rubber plantations, as well as shops selling farming products - such as fertilisers or machinery.

Public works programmes, which are a crucial source of employment for daily-wage earners, will also reopen, but under strict instructions to follow social distancing norms.

Trucks, trains and planes carrying cargo will also be allowed to operate as India has faced a supply crunch in recent weeks with goods being stuck at state borders.

Banks will also reopen, as will government centres distributing social security benefits and pensions.

Who do the new rules affect?
Most of the rules affect those involved in farming or businesses that support it. Agriculture employs more than 50% of Indians, and with the winter crop just harvested, getting food from the villages to the cities has become important to avoid shortages.

E-commerce will also benefit as courier services will restart from 20 April - and once restrictions on cargo are lifted, many goods that were in short supply are likely to be available again. This is especially likely to help small or boutique retailers who rely on online orders for food items or other products such as tea and coffee.

The self-employed - such as plumbers, electricians and carpenters - will also be allowed to work, which will be welcome news to people working from home.

And roadside eateries on highways will also reopen - with social distancing norms in place - so lorry drivers transporting cargo have regular access to food. หลุดไลฟ์สดพริตตี้

But the government has said none of these new rules will apply in what they call "containment zones". State and district officials will actively take steps to identify virus hotspots and demarcate such zones, which will, in effect be sealed off, allowing only emergency vehicles or police to enter or leave these areas. And the new rules will not apply in these areas.

For our series celebrating the icons of European football in the 2000s, Tom Victor fanboys over Czech blond bombshell Pavel Nedved

The legacy of an athlete can differ hugely based on who is judging them.

Younger football fans might well have a view of Zinedine Zidane as one of the best young managers around, having witnessed his Real Madrid teams dominate the Champions League over the last decade.
Sure, they’ll have seen clips of his skills and goals for club and country, but they will never have the same impression of the man as those who watched live as he sent an inch-perfect volley beyond Bayer Leverkusen’s Hans-Jörg Butt to win Madrid the 2002 Champions League final.

Pavel Nedved is another who fits this bill.

A fair few fans, and even some players in the current Juventus youth ranks, will primarily think of Nedved as the club’s vice-chairman - their image of him involving a suit and tie, rather that the black and white stripes of The Old Lady.
There will have been some clues to his past, though. Not least his performance in the 2012 Prague marathon. It was there that his sub-four-hour time (competitive if not world-beating) helped paint a picture of a man who would never stop running and never stop pushing himself.

In those flowing blond locks, there may have been a hint that he was once capable of lighting up any game.
How? Over history, certain players have just looked the part, to the point that failure simply didn’t sit with their aura.

The bespectacled Edgar Davids, another Juve midfielder, was one. Colombia’s Carlos Valderrama, with his scene-stealing hair, was another. Further back, George Best was the embodiment of the late Sixties and early Seventies swagger. They just had to be good.
It wasn’t that they took power from their looks, but that they were confident to carry themselves in that way meant that they were always likely to play without fear. When you could marry that fearlessness with tenaciousness and a true fighting spirit, you had Pavel Nedved.

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