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Little and Large star Eddie Large dies ‘after contracting coronavirus in hospital’

Little and Large star Eddie Large dies ‘after contracting coronavirus in hospital’

Entertainment
Comedian Eddie Large, best known for his comedy double act Little and Large, has died after contracting COVID-19 in hospital, his agent has confirmed.His family said he caught the coronavirus while being treated for heart failure, and his son, Ryan McGinnis, posted on Facebook: "It is with great sadness that Mum and I need to announce that my dad passed away in the early hours of this morning."He had been suffering with heart failure and unfortunately, whilst in hospital, contracted the coronavirus, which his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight." Image: Large was best known for his comedy partnership with Syd Little. Pic: ITV/Shutterstock Large, real name Edward McGinnis, was best known for his partnership with Syd Little, wit...
Navy postpones Large Scale Exercise 2020 in response to COVID-19

Navy postpones Large Scale Exercise 2020 in response to COVID-19

Business
March 25 (UPI) -- The Navy confirmed Wednesday that it has postponed its Large Scale Exercise 2020 as the Navy and the joint force respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inside Defense first reported that the exercise will be postponed until 2021 to keep the fleet healthy but also to allow the services to contribute to whole-of-government efforts around the country. The exercise was on track to continue as late as last week. According to the Pentagon, the cancellation was a joint decision made by U.S. Fleet Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Europe. According to USNI News, this was to be the first fleet exercise that incorporated unmanned technologies, as well as information warfare. "We don't do anything in the U.S military today without leveraging space," CNO Admiral Mike Gild...
Very Large Telescope finds giant exoplanet where it rains iron

Very Large Telescope finds giant exoplanet where it rains iron

Science
March 11 (UPI) -- On a giant alien planet located 640 light-years away, scientists suspect it regularly rains molten iron. During the day, temperatures on the exoplanet, which circles a star in the constellation of Pisces, rise to upwards of 2,400 degrees Celsius -- hot enough to vaporize metal. When strong winds carry the metal vapor to the dark side of the planet, the vapor condenses and falls as rain. "One could say that this planet gets rainy in the evening, except it rains iron," David Ehrenreich, a professor at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, said in a news release. Scientists discovered the iron rain phenomenon with the help of observations from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile. They published their results this week in the journal Nature....
Carney warns coronavirus economic shock ‘could prove large’

Carney warns coronavirus economic shock ‘could prove large’

Business
Mark Carney has said the Bank of England will take steps to help the UK through a coronavirus economic shock "that could prove large".Mr Carney told MPs that the Bank's interest rate setting committee was "considering the policy implications of various possible scenarios" that could arise from the outbreak.The comments come after the Bank governor last week told Sky News that Britain should prepare itself for an economic growth downgrade as a result of the impact of the outbreak.More follows... Advertisement ...
Trump: US-China trade war eases through ‘very large’ deal

Trump: US-China trade war eases through ‘very large’ deal

Business
The US and China have outlined a cooling in their 17-month long trade war, helping push US stock markets to record highs.Hours after reports of a so-called phase one agreement being signed off by President Donald Trump, trade officials in Beijing confirmed significant progress had been made following months of tough talks. Mr Trump later said a "very large" deal had been done. .....The Penalty Tariffs set for December 15th will not be charged because of the fact that we made the deal. We will begin negotiations on the Phase Two Deal immediately, rather than waiting until after the 2020 Election. This is an amazing deal for all. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2019 At a late night news conference, reporters in the Chine