Month: August 2020

Coronavirus: 2 travel-related cases reported by Middlesex-London Health Unit – London

Two new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported by officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) on Monday, bringing the total case count in the region to 730. Three new recoveries were reported, bringing the recovery count to 655. There have been 57 deaths. The latest death was reported on June 12. There are …

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How Man Utd could line-up with van de Beek with Solskjaer tweaking formation to fit Pogba and Fernandes in midfield

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER may have to tinker with his formation to accommodate the arrival of Donny van de Beek. Manchester United have agreed personal terms with the 23-year-old and started negotiations with Ajax over a £40million transfer. 3 Donny van de Beek’s arrival could free up Paul Pogba’s defensive role at Manchester United 3 The versatile …

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Primaries of the Nur Otan party before the elections to the Mazhilis of the parliament of #Kazakhstan

For the first time in the history of Kazakhstan, the Nur Otan party primaries will be held on the scale of country-wide intra-party elections, after which candidates for the Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament) and Maslikhat (local representative body) deputies will be elected. The elections are due to take place next year. As is known, …

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Lucian Freud refused to paint portrait of Tony Blair because he thought it would be too downmarket 

Lucian Freud refused to paint a portrait of Tony Blair because he thought it would be too downmarket The former Labour leader allegedly approached the artist through a Cabinet ally Freud ‘fended off that idea’, a new biography by William Leaver has suggested  The titan of British art famously painted a naked, pregnant Kate Moss …

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Several options for Leafs if Dubas hangs on to first-round pick acquired from Penguins

Article content continued If the Leafs keep the pick, that option works. While the Leafs need help on the blue line, the chance they select a defenceman midway through the first round who can help immediately is slim to none. Dubas is open to drafting a player at any position. A glance at some of …

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NATO allies are facing off in the Mediterranean. The conflict could engulf the entire region

Naval vessels from both countries made a show of force in the contested region of the Eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday as a race for gas and oil reserves adds a new point of friction to old disputes. While the NATO allies have been engaging in gunboat diplomacy that has pulled more countries into the dispute, …

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Island Express sues air traffic controllers in Kobe Bryant crash

The embattled charter company that operated a helicopter that crashed in January, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others, has blamed two air traffic controllers for the accident. In a cross-complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week, Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp. alleged that “a series of …

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Liberals extend CERB by one month as part of $37B pandemic relief spending package

Article content continued A survey in July by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which represents 110,000 small firms, found that 27 per cent of owners have encountered workers who have refused work, the majority of whom cited CERB as their primary reason. Qualtrough on Thursday acknowledged that the CERB in its initial form was …

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Former Trump aide Bannon charged with swindling donors in private border wall effort

Bannon — Trump’s de facto campaign manager during the latter months of the 2016 presidential race and chief White House strategist before being forced out in August 2017 — was arrested Thursday morning on a boat in the Long Island sound off Connecticut, according to a law enforcement source who asked not to be named. …

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