Monthly Archives جولای 2020

England’s rising coronavirus infections – what does the data show?

Boris Johnson has pulled back on further easing of the lockdown amid “creeping” numbers of cases in parts of England and the “watchlist” doubling in a week – but what’s the evidence that infections are rising?

The government has warned the R number in England could be edging upwards – possibly above 1 – which is when the virus is growing.

The figure represents the average number of people someone with the virus will infect.

“These estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19 from several weeks ago due to a time delay between someone being infected and needing healthcare,” said government advisory group SAGE.

“Estimates that use more timely data reflecting infections, suggest a higher R for England than shown here...

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World Health Organization reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases across globe

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) leave with a patient at Hialeah Hospital where the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients are treated, in Hialeah, Florida, July 29, 2020.

Marco Bello | Reuters

Almost 300,000 new coronavirus cases were reported to the World Health Organization over the last 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase ever, the agency said Friday.

More than half the 292,527 new cases reported on Thursday came from the Americas, which had 171,946 cases, according to data from the WHO. Southeast Asia reported the second-highest number of cases, with 60,113 reported infections, followed by Europe, with 25,241, according to the WHO.

Globally, the virus has infected more than 17 million people and killed at least 668,910 since it emerged almost seven months a...

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‘Houdini’ kitten rescued from three vehicles in one day in Norfolk

A kitten had to be rescued from three vehicles in one day after it kept climbing into engines in Norfolk.

Rescuers had to partially dismantle each of the vehicles, with the whole operation lasting several hours in the town of King’s Lynn.

The RSPCA was called to a car park when a member of the public heard a cat crying from a Volkswagen Golf.

Handout photo dated 15/07/2020 issued by the RSPCA of an RSPCA van, one of the three vehicles that rescuers partially dismantled while trying to free a kitten that kept climbing into engines in King's Lynn, Norfolk
Image: The RSPCA van was the third vehicle the kitten climbed into

With the permission of the car’s owner, firefighters lifted it up to try and free the cat.

It was then taken to a garage where some of the wheels and bodywork were taken off to reach the cat underneath the engine.

But before it could be captured, the cat escaped and ran under a BMW and did the same.

The BMW’s owner was traced and the car was partiall...

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World Health Organization reports largest ever single-day increase in coronavirus cases across globe

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) leave with a patient at Hialeah Hospital where the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients are treated, in Hialeah, Florida, July 29, 2020.

Marco Bello | Reuters

Almost 300,000 new coronavirus cases were reported to the World Health Organization over the last 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase ever, the agency said Friday.

More than half of the 292,527 new cases reported on Thursday came from the Americas with 171,946 cases , according to data from the WHO. Southeast Asia reported the second most number of cases with 60,113 reported infections, followed by Europe with 25 241, according to the WHO.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

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Bugsy Malone and Evita director Sir Alan Parker dies aged 76

Oscar and BAFTA winner Sir Alan Parker, who directed films including Bugsy Malone, Fame, and Evita, has died aged 76.

Sir Alan’s works won a total of 19 BAFTAs, 10 Golden Globes and 10 Oscars during his career.

A statement sent on behalf of his family said he died on Friday morning.

Madonna, the star of Alan Parkr's "Evita", with co-stars Antonio Banderas (left), British actor/singer Jimmy Nail (2nd right) and director/producer Alan Parker (right), in London today (Weds), prior to tomorrow night's Gala International Premiere of the film, composed by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, at the Empire, Leicester Square. Photo by Sean Dempsey. * 4/8/99: Parker becomes the first chairman of the new film council. He was chosen for the unpaid part-time post from a field of several candidates
Image: Sir Alan Parker in 1996 with stars of Evita, including Madonna and Antonio Banderas

Sir Alan is survived by his wife Lisa Moran-Parker, his children Lucy, Alexander, Jake, Nathan and Henry, and seven grandchildren.

Film director David Puttnam, who produced some of his films, was among those who paid tribute.

He said: “Alan was my oldest and closest friend, I was always in awe of his talent.

“My life and those of many others who loved and respected him will never be the...

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Coronavirus live updates: Merck aims for large treatment studies in September; Apple’s iPad, Mac sales pop

A coronavirus relief agreement in Congress remained in doubt, just as extended unemployment benefits are set to end and new economic data showed a U.S. economy buckling under the pandemic’s weight. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product from April to June plunged 32.9% on an annualized basis, the biggest quarterly plunge in activity ever. Meanwhile, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield warned Congress of “significant public health consequences” if schools don’t reopen in the fall.

Here are some of today’s biggest developments:

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 17.3 million 
  • Global deaths: At least 673,822
  • U.S. cases: More than 4.4 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 152,075

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سهام اروپا در پست اول افت ماهانه از ماه مارس در میان ترس از دوم coronavirus موج

بازارهای سهام اروپا بسته کردن ماه در قلمرو منفی در روز جمعه به عنوان سرمایه گذاران هضم درآمد شرکت ها و داده های اقتصادی است.

پان-شاخص Stoxx 600 بسته را نزدیک به 0.9% ثبت نام اول آن ماه-به روزترین رها در چهار ماه. شرکت های هواپیمایی و مسافرتی مربوط به سهام شد برخی از بدترین نهفته اجزای آبی تراشه شاخص با easyJet سقوط 22 درصد و شرکت هواپیمایی پدر و مادر IAG پایین 20% در ماه جولای.

هر دو شرکت دچار بدترین ماه از مارس...

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It’s the hottest day – Beaches packed as temperatures soar to 37.8C in Heathrow

Today is officially the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures reaching 37.8C (100.04F) in Greater London.

The Met Office tweeted that Friday has been the “hottest day of the year by some way”.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey confirmed the highest temperature was recorded in Heathrow, Greater London, on Friday afternoon.

She told Sky News: “Today is the hottest day of the year so far as 37.8C (100F) was reached at 2.41pm at Heathrow today.

“37.3C (99.1F) was reached at Kew Gardens at 2.55pm.

“Before today, only three days on record have seen temperatures that exceed 37C!”

Forecaster Simon Partridge added: “This not only makes it the warmest day of the year, it also makes it the third hottest UK day on record.”

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Fiat Chrysler reports $1.2 billion loss in second quarter

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles assembly workers produce protective masks, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Assembly Plant in Betim near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, May 20, 2020.

Washington Alves | Reuters

Fiat Chrysler said Friday it lost $1.24 billion (1.05 billion euros) in the second quarter as the coronavirus caused rolling shutdowns at its plants across the globe.

The company managed to beat Wall Street’s earnings expectations but missed on revenue, which declined 56% from a year earlier. Here’s how Fiat Chrysler performed versus what Wall Street expected, based on average analysts’ estimates compiled by Refinitive.

  • Adjusted EPS: A loss of 77 cents (65 euro cents) per share versus a loss of $1.36 (1.15 euros) per share expected.
  • Revenue: $13...
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سهام اروپا در پست اول خود را ماهانه قطره از ماه مارس; نوکیا تا 13 درصد

بازارهای سهام اروپا بسته کردن ماه در قلمرو منفی جمعه به عنوان سرمایه گذاران نظارت درآمد شرکت ها و داده های اقتصادی است.

پان-شاخص Stoxx 600 بسته در حدود 0.6% موقت ارسال اول آن ماه-به روزترین رها در چهار ماه.

شرکت های هواپیمایی و مسافرتی مربوط به سهام شد برخی از بدترین نهفته اجزای آبی تراشه شاخص با easyJet سقوط 22 درصد و شرکت هواپیمایی پدر و مادر IAG پایین 20% در ماه ژوئن. هر دو سهام خود را به حال بدترین ماه از مارس.

اقتصاد منطقه یورو قرارداد با 12...

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