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Germany’s R number rockets again – up to 2.88

Germany’s R number rockets again – up to 2.88

World
Germany's coronavirus R number has leapt again - from 1.79 on Saturday to 2.88 on Sunday, official figures show.The Robert Koch Institute for public health (RKI), which has been publishing the country's COVID-19 statistics, said the new number is based on a four-day average. On Friday it was 1.06. The R number refers to the reproductive rate of the disease. A figure of 2.88 means that for every 100 people who contract coronavirus, another 288 are likely to become infected too. Image: Trolleys being cleaned at Frankfurt airport In order to contain the illness, a figure of less than one is required.Thus the new level means it is likely to increase among the population. ...
Apple closes stores in 4 states, again, as infections rise

Apple closes stores in 4 states, again, as infections rise

Technology
Apple is closing 11 stores in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina that it had reopening just a few weeks agoBy MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology WriterJune 19, 2020, 7:40 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSAN RAMON, Calif. -- Apple is closing 11 stores in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina that it had reopened just few weeks ago as coronavirus infections rates in some regions in the U.S. begin to rise. The decision announced Friday is another sign that the pandemic might prevent the economy from bouncing back as quickly as some states have been hoping. Those concerns sent stocks on Wall Street lower Friday. Arizona and Florida have both experienced rising incidents of new cases and rates of those testing positive...
We’ll Meet Again: The story of Dame Vera Lynn’s wartime classic

We’ll Meet Again: The story of Dame Vera Lynn’s wartime classic

Entertainment
We'll Meet Again became Dame Vera Lynn's signature song. It was also one of the first singles to use a synth, was accused of being too "slushy" for the troops, and has featured in Dr Strangelove and Stranger Things. No song captured the heartbreak and optimism of Britain at war better than We'll Meet Again.Recorded in 1939 by Vera Lynn, who has died at the age of 103, its lyrics provided comfort to all those who were apart from their loved ones."We'll met again, don't know where, don't know when / But I know we'll meet again, some sunny day."The song has since been quoted by the Queen and covered by Johnny Cash. It even entered the UK chart earlier this year, offering a message of hope during th...
Conor McGregor QUITS: Funniest quotes and best press conference moments as UFC icon announces retirement yet again

Conor McGregor QUITS: Funniest quotes and best press conference moments as UFC icon announces retirement yet again

Sports
If this really is the end of Conor McGregor’s UFC career, then at least the Irishman will have left us with some brilliant memories. ‘The Notorious’ has been, without doubt, one of the most electrifying talents in the world of mixed martial arts. But it can be argued the 31-year-old is even more entertaining with a microphone in his hand. A Conor McGregor press conference is always a huge occasion Following the news of McGregor’s third retirement in four years, talkSPORT.com has decided to delve into the archives to find his best moments behind the mic and from his press conferences. “Sixty G’s baby!” McGregor entered into the UFC as nothing more than a hungry and talented Irishman, keen to make a mark. After dispatching with Marcus Brimage with consummate wi
NASA, SpaceX expect to battle storms again for Saturday launch

NASA, SpaceX expect to battle storms again for Saturday launch

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- NASA and SpaceX will battle storm clouds again in Florida on Saturday during what could be the second attempt in four days to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. Elon Musk's SpaceX aims to be the first private company to launch astronauts into orbit, while NASA hopes Saturday will mark a return to human spaceflight from U.S. soil for the first time in nine years. Advertisement At the scheduled liftoff time of 3:22 p.m. EDT, there will be 50 percent chance of poor launch weather, according to the U.S. Space Force forecast. Because timing is everything in catching up to the space station, the launch must occur precisely on time. There is no wiggle room for even the slightest delay. Storm clouds and precipitation are likely, which are the sam...