“Easing of lockdowns does not mean easing of the response or easing of social responsibilities,” he said, warning cases could rise as public spaces reopen “even in countries where the situation now seems to be stabilising”. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus | WHO says Middle East at ‘critical threshold’ in virus numbers
Mumbai: As heavy rainfall lashed the city, part of a wall collapsed at Kurar village in Malad East on Saturday. However, no injury or casualty was reported. The incident took place at Parekh Nagar in Kurar village when a garden wall adjoining a nullah gave way. Mumbai has been witnessing incessant rainfall since Friday morning and several areas of the city have reported waterlogging, tree uprootings and wall collapses. A six-feet wall in Azad Nagar came crashing down on Friday while a 12-feet wall in the Hajuri area in Thane also collapsed due to the heavy downpour and gusty winds. Untitled Carousel BMC gets ready for heavy rains in Mumbai on SaturdayThe India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining suburbs for the next 48 hours. Also, the high tide today is expected to be over 4.5 metres at 11:37 am. … [Read more...] about Watch: Portion of wall collapses at Kurar village in Malad East due to heavy rains
When he was growing up in Sahitya Sahavas, the writer's colony in Bandra East, north west Mumbai, Sachin was a huge fan of John McEnroe. He even sported a hairstyle and hairband like the temperamental American ace. … [Read more...] about SEE: Roger, impressed with Sachin’s forehand?
This Melbourne singer-songwriter’s unique voice grabs you from the get-go on this, her debut album. The opening title track is political, questioning humanity’s persistent preoccupation with walls after the experience of her birth town of Berlin. The happy-clappy Kerikeri fondly recalls childhood visits to the NZ North Island town, and Aussie icon Shane Howard lends his dulcet tones to Wise Man. “I’m all for this open economy/So long as it don’t take a nation’s pride,” Lucille sings on Last Release, an ode to the dearly departed Australian car industry. She channels Pride and Prejudice on Miss Bennett, on which she will no longer be silenced, and finally rocks out on Fire, Rain. … [Read more...] about Posthumous release hints at what might have been
BERLIN: Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of coronavirus lockdowns - but even though Europeans love their summer vacations, it's not clear how many are ready to travel again. Tourists from the U.S., Asia, Latin American and the Mideast will just have to wait, for now. The European Union home affairs commissioner, Ylva Johansson, told member nations last week that they "should open up as soon as possible" and suggested Monday was a good date. Many countries are doing just that, allowing travel from the EU, Britain and the rest of Europe's usually passport-free Schengen travel area, which includes non-EU countries like Switzerland. Europe's reopening won't be a repeat of the chaotic free-for-all in March when panicked, uncoordinated border closures caused traffic jams that stretched for miles. Still, it's a complicated, shifting patchwork of different rules. And although tourist regions are … [Read more...] about Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians