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30 ноября, 04:52

Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns of 'surge upon surge' in US cases after Thanksgiving

Turkey suffers seventh straight day of record deaths; Lebanon to slowly relax restrictions; New York begins reopening schools. Fauci warns of ‘surge upon surge’ in US cases after ThanksgivingLife after Covid: will our world ever be the same?A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin storySee all our coronavirus coverage 1.52am GMT Mexico reported 6,388 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 196 additional deaths on Sunday, health ministry data showed.The latest tally brought the official number of cases to 1,107,071 with a total death toll of 105,655.Health officials have said the real number of both is likely to be significantly higher due to little testing. 1.27am GMT Brazil has registered 51,922 additional coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours and 587 new deaths, the nation’s Health Ministry said on Saturday.The South American country has now registered 6,290,272 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 172,561 deaths. Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 04:15

NFL round-up: Mahomes magic leads Chiefs past Brady's Buccaneers

Broncos complete one pass after Covid hits team’s QBsNick Folk field-goal keeps Patriots playoff hopes aliveLas Vegas lose second game in row as Atlanta romp homePatrick Mahomes threw for 462 yards and three touchdowns to outplay Tom Brady and lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Tyreek Hill scored on receptions of 75, 44 and 20 yards, backflipping into the end zone on his second TD, and finishing with 13 catches for 269 yards the last an eight-yard catch on third-and-7 to give Mahomes an opportunity to run out the clock Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 03:16

Edinson Cavani could face three-game ban as FA investigates social media post

FA to look into Instagram story post which uses ‘negrito’ termCavani will face minimum three-game ban if found guiltyEdinson Cavani, the Manchester United striker, could face a three-game ban if the Football Association deems that he used discriminatory or racist language in an Instagram story shared from his account on Sunday evening.The FA has confirmed it is investigating the post, which was published shortly after United’s 3-2 win over Southampton, in which Cavani scored two goals after coming on as a half-time substitute. Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 03:03

Talking Horses: Grand National on the wish-list for rejuvenated Yorkhill

Sandy Thomson eyes Aintree for chestnut, the latest veteran chaser to be cheered up by life at his Borders stableThe Grand National is on the agenda for that hugely talented enigma Yorkhill, who brought tears to the eyes of his owners by winning Saturday’s Rehearsal Chase at odds of 66-1. The chestnut has become the latest evidence of Sandy Thomson’s skill at reviving sulky old racers, with the rugged beauty of the Borders countryside having also played a part. Related: Cloth Cap fits for Jonjo O'Neill to win Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 03:01

Royal Society of Literature reveals historic changes to improve diversity

Eminent group adds pens of Andrea Levy and Jean Rhys to its collection as it sets out to champion writers of colourThe late Andrea Levy, author of the award-winning Windrush novel Small Island, is to become the first writer of colour to have her pen join the Royal Society of Literature’s historic collection, which includes pens belonging to George Eliot and Lord Byron.The eminent society, which was founded in 1820, periodically appoints new fellows deemed to have published works of “outstanding literary merit”. Fellows are then invited to sign their names in the society’s roll book, using the pen of a “historically influential” UK writer – either Charles Dickens (although his pen was retired in 2013), TS Eliot, Byron or George Eliot. Now, as the RSL sets out to champion the writers of colour with a series of new appointments and initiatives, it has added Levy to this list, alongside Wide Sargasso Sea author Jean Rhys. Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 03:01

Environment to benefit from ‘biggest farming shake-up in 50 years’

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£1.6bn subsidies for owning land in England to end, with funds going to improve natureWildlife, nature and the climate will benefit from the biggest shake-up in farming policy in England for 50 years, according to government plans.The £1.6bn subsidy farmers receive every year for simply owning land will be phased out by 2028, with the funds used instead to pay them to restore wild habitats, create new woodlands, boost soils and cut pesticide use. Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 02:53

Exiled bookseller: 'If they can take Hong Kong back, the next place is Taiwan'

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After fleeing Hong Kong for Taiwan, Lam Wing-kee speaks of the danger the island faces and the ordeal of his detention in ChinaLam Wing-kee leans forward in his chair, answering quickly and sharply to issue a warning to the people of his new home, Taiwan. “Be ready now,” he says.“We should be more alert as citizens, we should get ready,” says the 64-year-old Hongkonger. “If they can take Hong Kong back, the next place, I feel, is Taiwan.” Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 02:31

Queensland braces for record-breaking heatwave as Sydney enjoys short-lived reprieve

Towns west of Brisbane to swelter over next three days as western NSW continues to suffer and Sydney’s temperatures forecast to rise again on Tuesday Queenslanders are in for a record-breaking hot day on Monday as Sydneysiders get a short-lived reprieve from the heat.Dean Narramore, a senior forecaster with the Bureau of Meteorology, says much of southern Queensland will be experiencing an “extreme” heatwave over next three days. Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 02:26

Joe Biden sprains his ankle after slipping while playing with dog

President-elect examined by doctor after accident while playing with German shepherd, but ‘no obvious fracture’ foundAmerican president-elect Joe Biden has sprained his ankle after slipping while playing with his dog, according to his doctor.In a brief statement, Biden’s office said the incident happened on Saturday and that the 78-year-old was being examined by a bone specialist on Sunday “out of an abundance of caution”. Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 02:15

Joe Biden announces all-female media team at his White House

The president-elect announces senior communications team, led by campaign communications director Kate BedingfieldPresident-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield.Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director, and Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary. Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 01:00

England face Autumn Nations Cup final mismatch against depleted France

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Dispute with Top 14 stops coach Galthié using front-line starsNone of the starting XV in February win over England will playEngland’s Autumn Nations Cup final against France on Sunday is in danger of descending into farce after Les Bleus named a desperately depleted squad for the Twickenham showdown. Eddie Jones warned his players they will need to “beat up” France to claim the one-off trophy but Fabien Galthié is unable to name his front-line names amid a legal dispute over player release, with a huge mismatch now on the cards. Related: Rugby union's charms buried under defensive landslide in Autumn Nations Cup | Robert Kitson Continue reading...

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30 ноября, 01:00

Wales's Nick Tompkins blames new rules for making it 'harder to attack'

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Centre apologises for lack of attacking rugby in Nations CupTompkins pleased with Wales’s improvement against EnglandNick Tompkins has apologised to supporters for the lack of attacking rugby in the Autumn Nations Cup, blaming the post-lockdown emphasis on making the breakdown more of a contest for possession for the safety-first tactics that have meant teams taking to the air.The Wales centre touched the ball only eight times during Wales’s 24-13 defeat to England in Llanelli on Saturday, with Dan Biggar at fly-half kicking the ball more often than he passed it, as both teams preferred to punt for territory in their own half rather than move the ball. Continue reading...