Daily Archives: July 26, 2020

Corona Adebayor leaves Olimpia over corona fears

Adebayor did not have much of a chance to feature for Olimpia before coronavirus cancelled fixtures in ParaguayFormer Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has had his contract at Paraguayan club Olimpia terminated by mutual consent.The 36-year-old Togolese striker had played only twice for the Asuncion club since signing in February, and had…

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Corona Arjen Robben plans comeback with Groningen

Robben made his breakthrough at Groningen before moving to PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern MunichFormer Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich attacker Arjen Robben plans to return to football with boyhood club Groningen at the age of 36.Robben retired in July 2019 after a career in which he won more than 30 club trophies.…

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Corona Solar Orbiter: Sun probe’s first images reveal small ‘camp fires’

Image copyright Solar Orbiter/EUI Team (ESA & NASA) Image caption The arrow points to a “camp fire”. The circle at bottom-left gives an indication of size New pictures of the Sun taken just 77 million km (48 million miles) from its surface are the closest ever acquired by cameras. They come from the European Space…

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Corona Coronavirus: Salcombe visitor ‘avoiding town like the plague’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Salcombe’s narrow streets and a huge influx of visitors have made social distancing difficult Visitors to a seaside town have been urged to “show a bit of respect” and follow social distancing rules.Salcombe’s mayor Nikki Turton said holidaymakers visiting the Devon town seem to “think they are in a bubble”…

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Corona Coronavirus: The great contact-tracing apps mystery

Image copyright Getty Images Germany and Ireland have both trumpeted their success in rolling out contact-tracing apps. But is there any evidence that they are doing what they are designed to do – warning people they could be infected with the virus? Not yet – and the privacy-conscious way in which they are designed could…

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Corona Period poverty: Rise in free sanitary products needed in lockdown

Image caption Charities tackling period poverty said the lockdown had “exacerbated” the issue The number of women and girls facing period poverty has risen sharply during the coronavirus lockdown, according to charities working to help them.Women unable to afford or access sanitary products have resorted to using items including newspaper, pillow cases, or tea towels.One…

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Corona Coronavirus: Thrifty Germany takes on debt to rescue arts

Image caption This choir has been able to start rehearsing again – in the conductor’s garden As evening sunshine ripples through a ripening pear tree, birds chatter above the distant hum of a lawnmower. Then, suddenly, the singers of Lübeck’s rock and roll choir raise their voices. Swaying and smiling, they run through their repertoire:…

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Corona How Jarvis Cocker made an isolation anthem by accident

Image copyright Daniel Cohen/Lumen Image caption Jarvis Cocker has also read out bedtime stories for listeners online during lockdown In recent months, songwriters have been sitting with their guitars and pianos, attempting to articulate the fears, frustrations and, at times, freedoms brought on by confinement.None of them, as-yet, have succeeded as emphatically as Jarvis Cocker…

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Corona Can Kenzie Ziegler go from child star to pop star?

Image copyright Kenzie Ziegler Image caption The singer started dancing when she was two, and made her first TV appearance aged six Two weeks ago, Kenzie Ziegler shared a video with her 18 million TikTok followers. Like a lot of the site’s most popular clips, it saw the teenager lip-syncing to a song she’d discovered…

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Corona Coronavirus funerals: Sri Lanka’s Muslims decry forced cremation

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sri Lankan Muslim women wait for a Covid-19 test. Some in the community are fighting cremation rules Sri Lankan authorities are insisting on cremation for coronavirus victims – a practice forbidden by Islam. The nation’s minority Muslim community says they are using the pandemic to discriminate, writes BBC Sinhala’s Saroj…

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