Liberty University is pushing for criminal trespassing charges to be lodged against two journalists who pursued stories about why the evangelical college in Virginia has remained partially open during the coronavirus outbreak. The college, in Lynchburg, Virginia, is led by Jerry Falwell Jr., a supporter of President Donald Trump who has suggested coverage of the epidemic was overblown. After stories were written saying Liberty's decision caused concerns in the community, the university pursued charges against Alec MacGillis, a reporter for ProPublica, and Julia Rendleman, a photographer who illustrated a March 29 story in The New York Times.
Members of the Royal Air Force Benson, in South Oxfordshire, England, joined in the ‘Clap for Our Carers’ event supporting the UK’s National Health Service and other essential workers on April 9, footage posted online shows.The event – designed to show solidarity with health care workers as they strive to combat COVID-19 – has become a weekly occurrence on Thursdays at 8 pm since March 26.The United Kingdom has reported 65,863 cases of the coronavirus and 7,978 deaths as of April 9. Credit: RAF Benson via Storyful
Gay rights pioneer Phyllis Lyon, who with her longtime partner was among the first same-sex couples to marry in California when it became legal to do so in 2008, has died at her San Francisco home. Lyon lived her life with “joy and wonder,” said Kate Kendall, a longtime friend and former executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
With the federal stockpile drained of protective gear, states are turning to each other, private industries and anyone who can donate in a desperate bid to get respirators, gloves and other supplies to doctors, nurses and other front-line workers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Wednesday that the federal cupboard is officially bare at least through this month after it was able to fulfill just a sliver of states’ requests. Last month, President Donald Trump told governors to take care of their own needs.
With most of us trying to keep our trips to the shops and supermarkets to a minimum, we're faced with the challenge of making the food we do have go further and last longer.Thankfully, there are ways to extend the life of many products and in some cases, revive food that you might normally throw in the bin.For some expert tips, take a look at the video above.【ギャラリー】Pictures of the week: April 5 - 1127
Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds has paid her own tribute to NHS workers - just moments after it was revealed the prime minister had moved out of intensive care. Ms Symonds joined Britons up and down the country as they once again applauded those battling coronavirus on the front line. The evening's national applause took place shortly after Downing Street announced Mr Johnson was no longer receiving critical care at St Thomas' Hospital in London - where he was admitted due to his coronavirus symptoms persisting.
Almudena Ocejo, the city’s secretary of social inclusion and welfare, said the program aims to keep people off the streets while allowing them to survive at home. Packages have been delivered so far to about 2,450 people whose symptoms are considered in line with a potential coronavirus infection. Of those, 250 reported symptoms serious enough to warrant visits by emergency medical teams, but only six were directly taken to a hospital.
Heavy rainfall from Cyclone Harold caused flooding in Fiji, on April 8, footage taken in a market in the town of Ba shows.According to the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation, people in most parts of the country will be without power during the Easter weekend as the utility Energy Fiji Limited was still carrying out damage assessments on April 9.The cyclone killed 27 people in the Solomon Islands, before arriving on the Pacific island of Vanuatu on April 6. It progressed to Fiji on April 8, flooding towns and flattening homes, but there were no immediate reports of deaths, according to officials.This video shows flooding from Cyclone Harold in a central area of the town of Ba, located in the northwest of the country’s main island. Local reports indicated that despite the flooding, many local businesses have escaped heavy damage. Credit: Jope Matavesi via Storyful
Ivy League schools Harvard, Yale and Princeton will not allow their spring athletes to withdraw and return next year to preserve an extra year of eligibility. “In this unprecedented time, we explored all realistic options for senior spring student-athletes to compete again in the coming year," Yale athletic director Vicky Chun said in a statement. Yale coaches informed their athletes of the decision Thursday afternoon.
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has climbed to nearly 1.5 million worldwide, with almost 90,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Since lockdown began, Karmeron McIntyre has been plagued with feeling exhausted and having stark, vivid dreams. "I feel exhausted, literally exhausted, I’ve literally no motivation to do anything," he told Sky News. Despite this, many people are reporting they are finding it harder to wake up in the morning, feeling fatigued during the day and when they do get to sleep at night, are experiencing strange and vivid dreams.
A doctor diagnosed with coronavirus has died - three weeks after he warned the prime minister that health workers urgently needed more personal protective equipment (PPE). Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 52, passed away after 15 days in hospital with COVID-19. On 18 March he wrote a message to Boris Johnson asking him to "urgently" ensure PPE for "each and every NHS worker in the UK".
A new gig economy job has flourished with people stuck at home and unemployment skyrocketing: selling nudes online.
Three men have been jailed for coughing, spitting or threatening to infect people, including police officers, with coronavirus. West Midlands Police released audio and video footage of officers being threatened during arrests, and said they were issuing it as a “stark warning” to those using coronavirus “as a weapon”.
Tua Tagovailoa’s agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp. Tagovailoa held a virtual pro day with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer on Thursday after the former Alabama star’s personal pro day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Video of Tagovailoa’s workout will be sent to NFL teams.
A crew member who was hospitalized for days after two ill-fated cruise ships with coronavirus patients were finally allowed to dock in Florida has died, officials said. Broward County Medical Examiner Craig Mallak on Thursday confirmed the death of Wiwit Widarto, 50, of Indonesia. The man died Wednesday, six days after the Zaandam and a sister ship docked in the Fort Lauderdale port after spending two weeks at sea rejected by South American ports, said Holland America Line spokesman Erik Elvejord.
Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury says the school met the requirements of its men's basketball postseason ban as part of punishments from the NCAA even though most of the postseason was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to fans Thursday made available to the public, Stansbury said he was recently informed Georgia Tech completed its mandated ban by removing itself from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on March 2. Georgia Tech made that decision when it withdrew its appeal of the NCAA postseason ban.
Story and video from SWNSA football-loving supergran has become an internet sensation after videos of her performing jaw-dropping football trick shots from her wheelchair went viral.Violet Slater, 85, from Telford in Shropshire, has been dubbed 'Granaldo' after footage of her volleying the ball into the back of the net won her legions of fans, including Gary Lineker and Dele Alli.Her grandson Kodi, 11, has been sharing the clips of his gran's footballing talents to raise people's spirits during the coronavirus lockdown.They have since been shared hundreds of thousands of times after being uploaded to social media by Violet's 34-year-old son Phil.In one comical video, Violet can be seen doing the trademark 'Ravanelli' celebration pulling her shirt up over her head after hitting the back of the net.Others show her casually volleying the ball into the top corner from the confines of a garden chair and a 'no-look' chip from her living room sofa.【ギャラリー】Pictures of the week: April 5 - 1127Violet found a new passion she could share with her family and took up football following her husband's death from dementia at the age of 87 in 2017.After her son Phil built a mini football pitch in the garden of his home, Violet started to join in their practice sessions and found she loved the sport.Violet said: "It's put the life back into me to keep on going. Its so exciting to know all my friends and family are watching.""I get so carried away watching football, especially if it's my favourite team Wolves.""My deceased husband was a keen fan."When asked how long each trick shot takes to perfect, she replied: "As long as a piece of string.""Sometimes longer than others but I don't like to be beaten so I persevere until I get it right."Phil, who is now a full-time carer for his mum, said he had football to thank for bringing the entire family together following the death of his father.He said: "She was heartbroken after what happened with my dad.""We found a passion for football in her which came from my boy. We started getting her out in the garden and we both trained her up.""The smile was back on her face, she was loving the activity and exercise and it created an unbreakable bond between the three of us.""It's amazing to see my mum now get involved in football in the same way as my dad. She's so determined and she absolutely loves it.""You can see by the massive grin on her face when she nails a trick."You can see Violet in action in the video above.
Rich Eisen's weekday talk show will have a new home for the next two months. NBC Sports Network announced Thursday that “The Rich Eisen Show” will air on the channel beginning Monday at 1 p.m. EST. The show, which started in October 2014, is based out of Los Angeles and attracts an eclectic mix of guests from sports and entertainment.
Police have been forced to reassure people they will not be searching their shopping trolleys after a chief constable threatened the measure if "we don't get the compliance we would expect". In remarks condemned as "outrageous" by a leading civil liberties campaigner, he also warned roadblocks would be set up if members of the public did not adhere to government guidelines designed to curb the spread of coronavirus. Based on current COVID-19 legislation, officers would have no legal basis to search shopping baskets.
Biden, who became Democrats' presumptive nominee when Sanders ended his campaign on Wednesday, is working to close ranks as his party prepares a campaign to unseat Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election. Biden's new proposals on Thursday include expanding Medicare, government insurance for Americans over 65, to those 60 and older.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is deepening already existing inequalities and “is having devastating social and economic consequences for women and girls” that could reverse limited progress toward gender equality over the last 25 years. The U.N. chief said in a video message and policy paper that “across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex.”