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Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days

FILE PHOTO: A Police officer checks the documents of people travelling on vehicles at the entrance of Lleida after Catalonia's government imposed new restrictions to control a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lleida, Spain, July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo. MADRID (Reuters) - The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia imposed restrictions on about 70,000 people on Sunday following a COVID-19 outbreak, a day after ... Full story

Bali holds mass prayers for reopening from coronavirus lockdown

People attend mass prayers, expressing gratitude for the handling of the new coronavirus and seeking blessings for the start of a "new normal", at Besakih temple in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, July 5, 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo/ via REUTERS. KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Reuters) - Bali conducted mass prayers on Sunday as the Indonesian resort island prepares to reopen to tourists shut out due to the ... Full story

Coronavirus updates: Trump touts ‘progress’ against virus after another day of record infections Washington Post

The Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free. For more free coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, sign up for our Coronavirus Updates newsletter where all stories are free to read. President Trump said Saturday that his administration had made “a lot of progress” slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States, even as states continued to report record numbers of new infections and ... Full story

Death toll in Ethiopian protests after killing of singer jumps to 156

FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian military ride on their pick-up truck as they patrol the streets following protests in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri. ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The number of people killed in protests in Ethiopia following the slaying of a popular singer has jumped to 156 from the initial tally of 80, a senior regional security official told Reuters on Sunday. The protests were sparked by the assassination of ... Full story

Britain nears 500 million pound deal for Sanofi/GSK COVID-19 vaccine: Sunday Times

FILE PHOTO: A small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine" sticker is held near a medical syringe in front of displayed "Coronavirus COVID-19" words in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/. LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is close to agreeing a 500 million pound ($624 million) supply deal with Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline for 60 million doses of their potential COVID-19 vaccine, the Sunday Times reported. The newspaper said that ... Full story

Woman dies falling into Grand Canyon while taking photos

A woman died falling into the Grand Canyon while taking photos on Friday, officials said. Her body was recovered on Saturday 100 feet below the rim. Maria Salgado Lopez, 59, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was with her family west of Mather Point on the South Rim while she was taking photos and accidentally stepped off the edge of the canyon, the national park said in a statement. MORE: Grand Canyon hiker died from suspected heat exposure: Park ... Full story

Before Air-Conditioning

Exactly what year it was I can no longer recall—probably 1927 or ’28—there was an extraordinarily hot September, which hung on even after school had started and we were back from our Rockaway Beach bungalow. Every window in New York was open, and on the streets venders manning little carts chopped ice and sprinkled colored sugar over mounds of it for a couple of pennies. We kids would jump onto the back steps of the slow-moving, horse-drawn ice ... Full story

David Price opts out of 2020 MLB season as more players test positive for coronavirus

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price announced Saturday he is opting out of the 2020 MLB season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic . Multiple players throughout the league have tested positive as teams gather for training camp ahead of the planned 60-game season. "After considerable thought and discussion with my family and the Dodgers, I have decided it is in the best interest of my health and my family's health to not play this ... Full story

Thames Water former boss handed £2.8m since being sacked

The former boss of Thames Water has been handed £2.8m since leaving the company, despite being sacked for leakages and fines while in charge. Steve Robertson, who stopped working for the company in May last year, was given a £2m payoff for losing his job on top of £777,500 paid to cover his 12-month notice period. He had been asked to leave by the board of the UK’s biggest water company, which serves 15 million people, following a row over his ... Full story

Women’s Roller Derby Has a Plan for Covid, and It Kicks Ass

When the pandemic hit, the world of women’s roller-derby spun into action. On April 6, an international governing body for the sport, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, put out a call for public health professionals in their midst to come together and devise a plan. Mikaela Kosich (derby name: Bubble Wrath), a biostatistician at the University of New Mexico, heeded the call. So did Nikki McCorristin (derby name: Trauma), an infection ... Full story