Yahoo Finance's Oscar Williams-Grut has the latest from London.
Yahoo Finance's Oscar Williams-Grut has the latest from London.
The world's coronavirus death toll has passed three million as the pandemic continues to spiral out of control in countries like Brazil and India despite a global vaccination campaign. It is the latest grim milestone after the novel coronavirus surfaced in central China in December 2019 and went on to infect more than 139 million people, leaving billions more under crippling lockdowns and ravaging the global economy.An average of more than 12,000 deaths were recorded globally every day in the past week, shooting the overall toll past three million at around 0830 GMT on Saturday, according to an AFP tally.And the pandemic is showing no sign of slowing down: the 829,596 new infections reported worldwide on Friday is the highest number yet, according to AFP's tally.India's capital New Delhi went into a weekend lockdown Saturday as the world's second-most populous nation recorded 234,000 new cases and 1,341 deaths.India now has three times the daily cases of the United States, the world's worst-hit nation, and recorded over two million new cases this month alone.Bangladesh and Pakistan have also imposed new shutdowns.Olympic worriesThailand recorded its fourth consecutive day of more than 1,000 new cases on Saturday, with spiralling infections linked to a nightlife district of the capital Bangkok earlier this month.Alcohol sales will be banned in Bangkok restaurants from Sunday, while entertainment venues will be shuttered across the country for two weeks.In Japan, rising virus cases have stoked speculation that the Olympic Games -- postponed last year due to the pandemic -- could be cancelled.Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in his first meeting with US President Joe Biden, said his government was listening to experts and doing its "utmost" to prepare for the Tokyo games in July.In Brazil, the country with the third-highest death toll in the world, night shifts have been added to several cemeteries as diggers work around the clock to bury the dead.One of these is Vila Formosa, the largest cemetery in Latin America and a showcase for the lethal cost of the pandemic in Brazil, where more than 365,000 people have died from Covid-19.Despite the high infection rate, the government of Brazil's most populous state Sao Paulo announced it will allow businesses and places of worship to reopen from Sunday.Europe cautiously optimisticBut there was better news in Europe, where some countries are easing their lockdowns in response to not only fatigue, but falling infection numbers and progress with vaccinations. President Emmanuel Macron confirmed this week that France's museums and restaurant terraces will begin reopening from mid-May after nearly seven months' closure beginning with the Covid-19 second wave. Relief in sight for France as café terraces, museums to reopen mid-MayItaly announced Friday it will ease coronavirus restrictions for schools and restaurants from April 26.Expressing "cautious optimism", Prime Minister Mario Draghi said his government was taking a "calculated risk".Italy will also allow up to a thousand spectators at outdoor events from May 1, when it eases its stadium fan ban in regions less affected by the coronavirus.In more good news for Britons after the partial reopening of society this week, Germany on Friday removed the United Kingdom from the list of risk zones for coronavirus infections, meaning that travellers will no longer need to quarantine upon arrival.Spain meanwhile extended the mandatory quarantine of passengers arriving from 12 countries in South America and Africa, including Brazil and South Africa, over concerns about more transmissible variants.(with AFP)
Prince William said in a tribute to his grandfather, "I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her"
Elucid, a medical technology company developing AI software for physicians to optimize the treatment of patients with known or suspected vascular disease, announced that first author and Elucid founder Andrew Buckler presented findings today from the EVAPORATE (Effect of Vascepa on Improving Coronary Atherosclerosis in People With High Triglycerides Taking Statin Therapy, ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02926027) study at the live session "Late-Breaking Science: be the first to know!" for ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021. The presentation, entitled Effect of Icosapent Ethyl (IPE) on Changes in Coronary Plaque Morphology, details the effects of IPE on cardiovascular events and plaque characteristics using the ElucidVivo software on CT angiography (CTA). The ElucidVivo software is the first and only FDA-cleared arterial analysis tool designed to quantify morphology from CTA as if performed ex vivo by a cardiovascular pathologist.
After trying to block a pass, Donovan Mitchell landed and rolled his right ankle hard on the court on Friday afternoon.
The Duchess opted for pearl earrings and a pearl choker necklace
A looks at five players who have been key to the Canaries success.
Funerale del principe Filippo. Per trasportare il feretro verrà usata una speciale Land Rover che il duca di Edimburgo aveva disegnato e fatto realizzare a questo scopo. Le modifiche apportate alla Land Rover Defender riguardano il retro dell'auto, dove verrà sistemato il feretro. Filippo ha curato ogni dettaglio compresi i pomoli necessari per fermare la bara durante il trasporto. Il principe, che ha servito nella Royal Navy durante la seconda guerra mondiale, ha scelto come colore il 'dark bronze green' usato per i modelli militari. Il fuoristrada è stato realizzato nella fabbrica della Land Rover a Solihull. Il principe ha fatto realizzare le modifiche nel corso degli anni, dando gli ultimi tocchi nel 2019. Filippo è stato sempre un appassionato di Land Rover, cui diede il suo patronato reale 40 anni fa. Il legame è talmente noto che fra gli omaggi lasciati dai britannici davanti a Buckingham Palace vi è anche un modellino di Land Rover con le parole 'Il Duca riposi in pace', scritte sul tettino. Oltre al Land Rover, ai funerali ci sarà anche la sua carrozza preferita, trainata da due pony neri, Balmoral Nevis e Notlaw Storm. Il mezzo, di colore grigio scuro, realizzata in alluminio, venne costruita 8 anni fa in base alle specifiche di Filippo, che iniziò ad usarla per muoversi a Windsor e in altre residenze reali.
The Queen will lead a small group of mourners during a service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
The pregnant duchess was told by her doctors not to fly to the UK for the service.
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Marines were among those represented.
The monarch and the royal family have gathered for the Duke of Edinburgh’s final farewell.
Colton Underwood came out as gay during a sit-down interview with Good Morning America on Wednesday
World champion Anna Shcherbakova won the women’s free skate on Saturday to seal Russia's first-ever victory at the figure skating World Team Trophy. First after the short program, the 17-year-old Shcherbakova opened with a quadruple flip and followed with a triple flip-triple toe loop combination en route to a score of 160.58 points. Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto moved up to second place with 150.29 points after an impressive Matrix routine that included five triple jumps.
"Il rinvio a giudizio di Matteo Salvini per sequestro di persona" nel caso Open Arms "è un piccolo passo avanti". Lo ha detto all'Adnkronos l'armatore della ong spagnola Open Arms Oscar Camps, prima di lasciare l'aula bunker del carcere Ucciardone di Palermo dopo il rinvio a giudizio di Salvini per sequestro di persona e rifiuto di atti di ufficio. "Speriamo che ora cambi anche la politica sui diritti umani", aggiunge. "Enrico Letta ha chiesto scusa a Salvini per avere indossato la felpa di Open Arms? Mi spiace... Sono politici...", ha detto ancora Camps che nei giorni scorsi è andato a trovare il segretario del Pd Enrico Letta che ha indossato la felpa della ong spagnola. Ma all'indomani, davanti alle rimostranze di Salvini, Enrico Letta, come ha riferito il leader della Lega, avrebbe chiesto scusa. "Salvini rinviato a giudizio con l’accusa di sequestro di persona e rifiuto atti d’ufficio. Felici per tutte le persone che abbiamo tratto in salvo durante la Missione 65 e in tutti questi anni. La verità del Med è una, siamo in mare per raccontarla". Così un tweet della Ong Open Arms.
Philip’s insignia, laid out on the altar of St George’ Chapel, provided a reminder of his family links and his many roles in the nation’s life.
An error-strewn five minutes has dealt a huge blow to West Ham’s Champions League hopes in today’s defeat at Newcastle United. The Hammers capitulated in the first half with an Issa Diop own goal and a Lukasz Fabianski blunder that allowed Joelinton to give Newcastle a 2-0 lead at the interval, while West Ham also had Craig Dawson sent off in the build-up to the opener. West Ham finally snapped into gear as Diop made amends and Jesse Lingard scored from the penalty spot, only for Joe Willock to head in a late winner for Newcastle.
Diversity in Hollywood is “better in some ways and worse in others,” actor Alfonso Ribeiro, star of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Host of America's Funniest Home Videos told Yahoo Finance when discussing how the industry has evolved over the years.
Head coach Daniel Farke has guided the Canaries back up at the first attempt.
Lewis Hamilton edges out Sergio Pérez to take Emilia Romagna F1 GP poleMercedes’ world champion laps in 1min 14.41sec at ImolaRed Bull duo of Pérez and Max Verstappen second and third Lewis Hamilton drives with wheels off the ground in qualifying but he took pole for the Emilia Romagna F1 Grand Prix at Imola. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP
Meghan, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, will watch the funeral of Prince Philip at her home in California on Saturday after she was advised by her doctor not to travel while pregnant, a source familiar with the situation said. Meghan will watch as Harry walks in procession behind the coffin of the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth and alongside other members of the royal family, including his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William. The funeral, to be held at the St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle where Harry and Meghan married in 2018, will mark the first time the prince has met his family since the couple gave an explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey in March.