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Redskins retire Bobby Mitchell’s number, remove ex-owner’s name from seating level

Redskins retire Bobby Mitchell’s number, remove ex-owner’s name from seating level

Sports
June 21 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins are retiring the number worn by the late Bobby Mitchell and renaming the lower level of the team's FedEx Field in his honor, the club announced Saturday. Mitchell -- the first African American player in the franchise's history -- will become only the second player in the Redskins' 88-year history to have his jersey number retired. Sammy Baugh's No. 33 previously was the only retired number. Advertisement Mitchell, who wore No. 49 with the Redskins, died in early April at age 84. "There is no one more deserving of these honors than the late Bobby Mitchell," Redskins owner Dan Snyder said in a statement. "Bobby was one of the most influential players not only in our team's history, but in the National Football League. "He excelled on the field, in t...
Coronavirus: UK’s Covid-19 alert level reduced from four to three

Coronavirus: UK’s Covid-19 alert level reduced from four to three

Health
The UK's coronavirus alert level has been downgraded from four to three.Under level three, the virus is now considered to be "in general circulation" and there could be a "gradual relaxation of restrictions".Previously transmission was considered to be "high or rising exponentially".Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the change was "a big moment for the country" and showed that the government's plan was working.The decision to reduce the threat level followed a recommendation by the Joint Biosecurity Centre, the chief medical officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland said."There has been a steady decrease in cases we have seen in all four nations, and this continues," the medical officers said in a joint statement.But they warned it "does...
Coronavirus: UK daily deaths drop to pre-lockdown level

Coronavirus: UK daily deaths drop to pre-lockdown level

Health
The UK has recorded its lowest daily rise in the number of coronavirus deaths since before lockdown on 23 March, latest government figures show.A further 55 people died after testing positive with the virus as of 17:00 BST on Sunday, taking the total to 40,597.This included no new deaths announced in both Scotland and Northern Ireland for the second consecutive day.However, there tends to be fewer deaths reported on Mondays, due to a reporting lag over the weekend.The number of new UK cases on Monday - 1,205 - is also the lowest number since the start of lockdown.On the day lockdown began, 23 March, there was a rise of 74 deaths.The UK is only the second country - after the US - to pass the milestone of 40,000 deaths. ...
THC level in most legal pot products higher than needed for pain relief

THC level in most legal pot products higher than needed for pain relief

Health
March 26 (UPI) -- Most legal marijuana products may be too strong for pain relief, according to a study published Thursday in the journal PLOS ONE. Despite research showing the benefits of marijuana for pain management, the analysis suggests that more than 90 percent of legal products offered in medical dispensaries because they contain higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, than is needed for treatment. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that causes intoxication. "We know that high-potency products should not have a place in the medical realm because of the high risk of developing cannabis-use disorders, which are related to exposure to high THC-content products," the study's lead author, Dr. Alfonso Edgar Romero-Sandoval, associate professor of anesthesiology at...
Coronavirus: Italy deaths jump to 52 as EU raises risk level

Coronavirus: Italy deaths jump to 52 as EU raises risk level

World
The number of people who have died from coronavirus in Italy has risen to 52, as the risk of the virus in the European Union was raised to its second highest level.More than 2,000 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, have now been confirmed in Italy, which is facing Europe's biggest outbreak. The number of deaths in the country from the virus rose by 18 over the last 24 hours. The EU commission said the risk level of COVID-19 to the European Union is now considered moderate to high. The top level is high.The illness has now spread to most of western Europe, with Portugal reporting its first two cases. ...