But the Egyptian then missed two big chances in stoppage time for his third Liverpool hat-trick and to further cut Vardy’s lead at the top of the scoring charts as Mat Ryan flicked his first effort over the bar before Salah headed over with the final touch of the game. — AFP … [Read more...] about Liverpool close in on Premier League record points tally
Anger grew as the Foreign Office officials told all Britons to avoid cruise ships - not just the over-70s; People travelling to the UK from France say they are stilling being told they need to isolate for 14 days; Holidaymakers are urged to wear masks at all times even on the beach and by the pool; Travel insurers admitted that they are unlikely to pay out if someone falls ill with Covid-19 abroad; With the World Health Organisation warning that the coronavirus pandemic is still rising, tourists face a very different experience on most holiday spots. … [Read more...] about Air bridges FINALLY come into force with dozens of destinations opened up from TODAY… but poll finds they could fall flat as just 17% of Britons are planning a holiday abroad this year
'In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and the toppling of the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, it would surely be insensitive, bordering on incendiary, to roar out these hypocritical 18th-century words, with or without irony.' … [Read more...] about BBC Music magazine columnist calls for ‘crudely jingoistic’ songs Rule, Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory to be scrapped from Last Night of the Proms because they are ‘insensitive’ in wake of BLM movement
In 1999, I was one of the dozen scholars of American studies chosen to meet with a dozen Viet Nam scholars of American studies in a conference in Ha Noi. One of the sponsors of the conference was Ambassador Pete Peterson, the first US ambassador to Viet Nam. Peterson, himself a former POW, declared the whole POW/MIA issue was a “hoax". At the conference, an elderly Vietnamese professor asked us Americans if we knew who was the first Vietnamese scholar of American studies. Several of us immediately shouted out “Ho Chi Minh.". This led to a discussion of great relevance today, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two nations. … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?
At one point, medical officials said Cameron, initially identified only as “Patient 91”, had just 10% of his lung capacity and was in critical condition. With the vast majority of Vietnam’s Covid patients already recovered, the news of a potential first death prompted a national outpouring of support, with dozens of people coming forward as potential lung donors. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus UPDATES: Lidos and outdoor theatres open in England from today