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English county giants Surrey feel the strain due to coronavirus

LONDON: The coronavirus pandemic has had serious ramifications across English county cricket, with even giants Surrey facing “huge financial strains”, their CEO Richard Gould told on Sunday. Gould said that having made around 45 million pound ($58 million) last year they would take a 30 million pound hit this year ...

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Oxford Student messaged teen for Sex jailed for 18 months

Oxford 27 years old student, Shiraaz Kureembokus, was jailed for 18 months after being caught out in a police sting operation. He thought he was speaking to a 14-year-old boy when in actual fact, it was a police officer. Kureembokus, who is a registered doctoral student, had been messaging the ...

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Mel Gibson has recovered after hospitalization

HOLLYWOOD: Mel Gibson spent a week in a Los Angeles hospital in April after testing positive for COVID-19, his representative said Friday. The 64-year-old actor and director has completely recovered and is doing “great” according to the rep. He also said Gibson has tested negative “numerous times” since then. Gibson ...

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UK police, supermarkets clash over face masks

LONDON: British police and supermarkets clashed Friday on who should implement new rules that have made face masks compulsory in shops. Anyone who breaks the rules can be fined up to £100 ($128). “It is our members who are expected to police what is a new way of living and ...

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Tokyo 2020 must be simple and safe: John Coates

SYDNEY: Senior Olympic official John Coates has reiterated that Tokyo must stage a simplified Summer Games next year with the health and safety of athletes the most important consideration in the planning. Australian Coates heads up the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Games, which have ...

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‘Anti-vaxxers are nuts’: PM Boris Johnson

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described people opposed to vaccinations as “nuts”, as he promoted the government’s expanded programme of flu jabs. “There’s all these anti-vaxxers now. They are nuts, they are nuts,” he said as he toured a medical centre in east London. Johnson’s government has widened its ...

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36,000 Pakistanis lost jobs in Gulf amid COVID-19

DUBAI: Over 36,000 Pakistanis had lost their jobs working in the Gulf region this year, owing to economic slowdown brought by the Coronavirus pandemic, informed Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, special assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development. Despite, job losses mounting into thousands the SAPM was ...

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WHO concerned over rising virus cases in Europe

COPENHAGEN: The European chapter of the World Health Organization on Friday expressed concern over the resurgence of new coronavirus cases on the continent, saying countries should impose tighter restrictions if necessary. The number of infections in Europe crossed three million on Thursday, a fifth of the world’s more than 15 ...

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audEERING develops coughing app to detect coronavirus

BERLIN: A German tech company is in the process of developing an app aimed at detecting coronavirus using the sounds of coughing and sneezing as well as voice recognition. The firm audEERING, based in the southern state of Bavaria, is banking on audio artificial intelligence as a means of containment ...

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Three COVID cases as S Africa women prepare for England tour

CAPE TOWN: Three members of the South African women’s cricket team tested positive for the COVID-19 virus ahead of assembling for a training camp to prepare of a proposed tour of England. Cricket South Africa on Friday said a total of 34 tests were conducted on the players and support ...

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