Saturday, 6 March 2021

COVID-19

Dean Jones farewelled in last lap of empty MCG

MELBOURNE: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has been farewelled in a poignant final lap of an empty Melbourne Cricket Ground following his sudden death last month. The casket of Jones, who collapsed and died aged 59, was draped in an Australia flag and carried in a white hearse adorned with ...

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Ruby Tuesday, hit by COVID, files for bankruptcy

WASHINGTON: Ruby Tuesday is filing for bankruptcy protection, the latest casual restaurant chain to suffer from coronavirus-related closures and changing consumer habits. The Maryville, Tennessee-based company, which was founded in 1972, said on Wednesday that its restaurants will remain open throughout the bankruptcy process. Ruby Tuesday has 250 company-owned and franchised ...

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Trump says contracting COVID was ‘blessing from God’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump claimed that his COVID-19 infection was a “blessing from God” shortly after he returned to the Oval Office. Trump said that when he went to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday he “wasn’t feeling so hot” after contracting the virus that has ...

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‘The Batman’ release pushed to 2022

HOLLYWOOD: Fans of the Caped Crusader will have to wait some extra months for his return on the big screen, as Warner Bros. has delayed the release of The Batman, reported Variety. The Matt Reeves’ directorial, starring Robert Pattinson as the broody vigilante, was earlier set to hit cinemas in ...

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Covid-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end, says WHO’s Tedros

GENEVA: A vaccine against Covid-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for solidarity and political commitment by all leaders to ensure equal distribution of vaccines when they become available. “We will need vaccines and there ...

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ICC forging ahead with World Test Championship despite virus

(AP) Cricket’s global governing body is forging ahead with plans to stage an inaugural World Test Championship final in 2021, despite the disruption caused to the international game by the coronavirus outbreak. The International Cricket Council devised the championship to give some context to dozens of test series taking place ...

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All of Iran on coronavirus red alert as deaths hit records

TEHRAN: Iran’s health ministry said on Monday nearly the whole country was on a coronavirus red alert as cases and deaths rose to record levels, with a member of the state task force’s warning field hospitals might be needed if people flout the rules.Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state ...

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CSK’s Watson, du Plessis Outclass win over KXIP

ABU-DHABI: Chennai’s veteran cricketers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis on Sunday thumped Kings XI Punjab with 10-wicket Indian Premier League win. Watson, aged 39, struck form with an attacking 83 in an unbeaten 181-run opening stand with the 36-year-old du Plessis, who plundered 87. Led by 39-year-old Mahendra Singh ...

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UK faces one million job cuts in 2020 due to virus

LONDON: Coronavirus could potentially cost one million jobs in Britain this year, with most losses anticipated during the current third quarter, according to a study published. Job losses could hit 450,000 between July and September, the Institute for Employment Studies forecast in a report, warning this could worsen to 690,000 ...

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India’s Dhoni becomes most-capped IPL player

DUBAI: India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the most-capped IPL player even as his Chennai Super Kings team – currently bottom of the table – faltered in yet another run chase. The 39-year-old has now played 194 Indian Premier League matches, and overtook on Friday his former India and CSK ...

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