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Season could be lost, says Uefa boss Aleksander Ceferin

Season could be lost, says Uefa boss Aleksander Ceferin

Sports
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says the current football season could be lost if it cannot be restarted by the end of June.Most leagues in Europe are suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, with this summer's Euro 2020 tournament postponed for another year.Ceferin says seasons could be finished behind closed doors. "If we don't succeed in restarting, the season will probably be lost," the Slovenian said.He told Italian newspaper La Repubblica: "There is a plan A, B and C."The three options are to start again in mid-May, in June or at the end of June."There is also the possibility of starting again at the beginning of the next [season], starting the following one later. We will see t...
Diamond samples in Canada reveal size of lost continent

Diamond samples in Canada reveal size of lost continent

Science
Canadian scientists have discovered a fragment of an ancient continent, suggesting that it was 10% larger than previously thought. They were studying diamond samples from Baffin Island, a glacier-covered land mass near Greenland, when they noticed a remnant of North Atlantic Craton. Cratons are ancient, stable parts of the Earth's continental crust.The North American Craton stretched from present-day Scotland to North America and broke apart 150m years ago.Scientists chanced on the latest evidence as they examined exploration samples of kimberlite, a rock that often contains diamonds, from Baffin Island."For researchers, kimberlites are subterranean rockets that pick up passengers on their way to the surface," University of Briti...
Roughly 5 million people in China lost their jobs in the first 2 months of the year

Roughly 5 million people in China lost their jobs in the first 2 months of the year

Finance
A couple wearing protective facemasks as a prevention measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus walk at a nearly empty shopping mall in Beijing on February 27, 2020.Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty ImagesBEIJING —  Roughly 5 million people in China lost their jobs amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the first two months of this year, data published Monday indicate.China's official, but highly doubted, urban unemployment rate jumped to its highest on record in February at 6.2%, the National Bureau of Statistics said. That's up from 5.3% in January and 5.2% in December."It's pretty meaningful, as over 5 million more workers lost (a) job in the past two months," Larry Hu, chief China economist at Macquarie, said in an email.As of the end of last year, 442.47 million people were
The Dow just lost 12% in one week. Here’s why and what likely happens next

The Dow just lost 12% in one week. Here’s why and what likely happens next

Finance
The U.S. stock market suffered a historic pullback this week as the coronavirus spread outside of China, spooking investors and traders out of equities.The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 each dropped 12% and 11% for the week, respectively, marking their worst weekly performance since the financial crisis. The 30-stock Dow posted its biggest one-day points loss ever on Thursday. It also tumbled deep into correction territory, down more than 10% from a record high, along with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite.Wall Street's historic shake-up came as worries grew over the coronavirus' impact on the global economy and corporate profits. The number of new cases in China kept rising this week, while the number of people contracting the virus spiked in South Korea and Italy. This ...
Remembering the entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2019

Remembering the entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2019

Entertainment
As the year draws to a close, it is time to remember the figures from the worlds of arts and entertainment who died in 2019. Here is a look back at some of those to whom we said farewell.January The year was still young when we said goodbye to Broadway star Carol Channing, It Ain't Half Hot Mum actor Windsor Davies and BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry. We also lost: Author and editor Diana Athill Sitcom writer Kevin Barnett Captain & Tennille singer Daryl Dragon Curb Your Enthusiasm actor Bob Einstein Marmalade singer Dean Ford Transgender 'pioneer' Julia Grant Original Hollies bass player Eric Haydock R&B singer James Ingram Composer John Joubert Composer Michel Legrand Actor Dick M...