Covid cases in England are 26 times higher than a year ago | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Coronavirus infections in England are now 26 times the levels that were experienced this time last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Scientists described the figures as “sobering”. They warned that the reopening of schools in England this week was likely to trigger further rises in Covid cases – with more to follow … Read more

South African Afghan Vet Wins Gold for Britain at Tokyo Paralympics – SAPeople – Worldwide South African News

SA expat Jaco van Gass wins gold for Britain at the Paralympics. Photo: Paralympics GB South African expat Jaco van Gass has won Gold for Great Britain at the Tokyo Paralympics in Japan today. The former soldier won the C3 3000m Individual Pursuit… and broke a World Record. After racing to victory in the velodrome, … Read more

Montenegro and Thailand are added to travel red list | Daily Mail Online

Montenegro and Thailand are added to travel red list as Canada, Denmark, and the Azores are among seven destinations moving to green Montenegro and Thailand are being added to the travel red list while Canada, Denmark and the Azores are among just seven countries moved to green.   Thailand and Montenegro will be added to the … Read more

Thailand Added To UK’s Red Travel List – Switzerland, Denmark And Canada Go Green | HuffPost UK

Thailand and Montenegro are being added to the government’s red travel list, while the Azores, Switzerland, Denmark and Canada are among seven locations being moved to the green list, the Department for Transport said. It means people returning to the UK from “red” destinations will be forced to enter a quarantine hotel. Popular European holiday … Read more

Sky News: ‘This Is the Worst Day by Far’ at Kabul Airport, ‘Utterly Horrendous’

If you want to truly understand the horror taking place in front of the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, without the spin, you have to turn to foreign media. Australia’s Sky News Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsey describes the chaotic and possibly deadly scene as thousands of Afghan, Americans and other foreign nationals try to escape. This … Read more

Events industry demands Micheal Martin reopen sector as All Ireland Final footage depicts crowds of thousands on streets –

Music and live events professionals have today demanded Taoiseach Micheál Martin reopen their sector fully by 1 September. Their calls come in the wake of yesterday’s All Ireland Hurling Final at Croke Park, which saw 40,000 GAA fans watch Limerick take the Liam MacCarthy Cup against Cork. In a nutshell In the statement, the Event … Read more

UK Covid deaths average 100 a day with fears of rise when schools return | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Deaths from Covid-19 are now averaging 100 a day across the UK, according to official data, and scientists have warned that case rates will jump again when millions of pupils return to schools next week. The seven-day average for deaths within 28 days of a positive test now stands at 100, figures released by Public … Read more

Global Outrage After US Trophy Hunter Kills Lion in ‘Cecil’ Repeat – SAPeople – Worldwide South African News

Image Credit: There has been an international outcry after a wild lion, named Mopane, was allegedly killed by an American trophy hunter outside of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, in disturbing similarities to the killing of ‘Cecil’ which made headlines six years ago. The trophy hunter is allegedly again an American – named as … Read more

US extends Canada, Mexico travel restrictions for COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

The United States government has extended a one-month ban on nonessential travel along the borders with Canada and Mexico to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 despite increasing political pressure to lift the restriction. US border communities that are dependent on shoppers from Mexico and Canada and their political representatives have urged the Biden administration … Read more

Harry Kane: Nuno Espirito Santo has not spoken to Tottenham striker over absence but expects talks ‘soon’ | Football News | Sky Sports

Nuno Espirito Santo said he has not spoken to Harry Kane since the striker skipped Spurs training but expects to speak with him “soon” to address the situation. The incoming Tottenham head coach is seemingly yet to meet Kane, who has yet to return to training after leading England to the Euro 2020 final last … Read more