Boost for UK tourism as British holidaymakers stay close to home – BBC News

With popular holiday destinations in Europe affected by a growing number of travel restrictions, many people in the UK have decided to stay closer to home for their summer break. It’s providing welcome support to tourism which, like so much of the economy, shut down throughout the spring. It’s also helping to rebalance the loss … Read more Boost for UK tourism as British holidaymakers stay close to home – BBC News

Into Tibet 2020: The Plowing Festival

The Plowing Festival is a grand celebration that takes place in spring, before the plowing and sowing starts. Families gather with homemade highland barley wine, which is mixed and then splashed into the air as the carnival opens. People tie hada, a Tibetan silk scarf, on gigantic rocks piled up in the middle of a … Read more Into Tibet 2020: The Plowing Festival

Coronavirus: Tracking new outbreaks in the sewers – BBC News

Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Spain. Around 15,000 new cases of the disease have been reported in the past week. In the city of Valencia a team of engineers and scientists are going into the sewer network in an attempt to find out where outbreaks are likely to spring up next. Video produced … Read more Coronavirus: Tracking new outbreaks in the sewers – BBC News

Iraq after Saddam Hussein: Two powers competing for influence

In the spring of 2003, Saddam Hussein’s regime was toppled. Iraq then had to rebuild itself, with the presence of US forces who had put an end to the dictatorship. But after the departure of US troops in 2010-11, the Iraqi state never succeeded in asserting its authority, leaving the country open to becoming a zone of … Read more Iraq after Saddam Hussein: Two powers competing for influence

Fourth Plinth whipped cream and fly sculpture unveiled at Trafalgar Square

A sculpture depicting a whirl of cream topped with parasites has been unveiled in London’s Trafalgar Square. The installation on the Fourth Plinth – home to a rolling commission of public artworks – was postponed by four months because of the impact of coronavirus. But the “dystopian” artwork – topped with a cherry, a drone … Read more Fourth Plinth whipped cream and fly sculpture unveiled at Trafalgar Square

Live: Spectacular show of Tibetan Opera ‘Sukyi Nyima’

Lhamo is an ancient form of Tibetan folk music and dance performance that can be compared to the Western art form of opera. “Sukyi Nyima” (“Radiant as the Sun”) is one of eight common stories in the traditional Lhamo repertoire. Grounded in Buddhism, “Sukyi Nyima” features a plot and elements befitting of German fairytale. It … Read more Live: Spectacular show of Tibetan Opera ‘Sukyi Nyima’

Fed Sees Dim Outlook as Coronavirus Squeezes U.S. Economy

The Federal Reserve expressed concern Wednesday that the viral outbreak will act as a drag on the economy and hiring in the coming months and said it plans to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate pegged near zero. In a statement at the end of its policy-making meeting Wednesday, the Fed acknowledged that the economy … Read more Fed Sees Dim Outlook as Coronavirus Squeezes U.S. Economy

Fauci: MLB Season in Danger Because of Covid-19

Anthony Fauci called the #Covid19 infections going on in the Miami Marlins clubhouse “unfortunate” and said the situation could put the MLB season “in danger.” The nation’s top infectious disease expert said that the Major League Baseball season may be in danger after 12 Miami Marlins players and two coaches tested positive for Covid-19 — … Read more Fauci: MLB Season in Danger Because of Covid-19

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet: ‘I couldn’t be more excited to go back into space’

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the first European to fly on board the new SpaceX Dragon 2, which is due to blast off from Cape Canaveral for the International Space Station in the spring of 2021. Pesquet already spent six months on board the ISS from November 2016 to June 2017. He spoke to FRANCE … Read more French astronaut Thomas Pesquet: ‘I couldn’t be more excited to go back into space’

Wildfires In The Arctic Circle

Wildfires that have raged in the Arctic Circle since early spring led to a record spike in pollution from the infernos last month. Arctic fires emitted 16.3 million metric tons of carbon — or about 60 million metric tons of carbon dioxide — in June. That’s the highest since at least 2003 and almost nine … Read more Wildfires In The Arctic Circle

Republicans Unite on Second Stimulus Check, Drop Payroll Tax Cut

The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House negotiators negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small businesses, boost virus testing and keep cash flowing to Americans while the virus crisis deepens in the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday … Read more Republicans Unite on Second Stimulus Check, Drop Payroll Tax Cut

Coronavirus Updates: Global Covid-19 Cases Hit 15 Million; California Tops New York for Most Cases

Stay informed with QuickTake’s coronavirus coverage of up-to-the-minute stories on the COVID-19 crisis. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusUpdates — Worldwide coronavirus cases reached another grim milestone on Wednesday. More than 15 million people have now been infected by the highly contagious virus since it was first reported in China in late January, resulting in more than 600,000 … Read more Coronavirus Updates: Global Covid-19 Cases Hit 15 Million; California Tops New York for Most Cases

Discussing the possibility of college football being delayed until the spring | Get Up

Heather Dinich joins Mike Greenberg on Get Up to discuss Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick saying he would like to see the college football season delayed. Marcus Spears and Ryan Clark also join in on the conversation and discuss the possibility that the college football season could be delayed until the spring. #GetUp #CollegeFootball … Read more Discussing the possibility of college football being delayed until the spring | Get Up

Why SEC commissioner Greg Sankey is skeptical about a spring football season | College Football Live

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey joins Rece Davis on College Football Live to discuss his thoughts on staging the 2020 college football season during the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up for ESPN+: http://www.espn.com/watch/espnplus/ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on … Read more Why SEC commissioner Greg Sankey is skeptical about a spring football season | College Football Live