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Hong Kong shuts schools as new virus cases increase

Health
Hong Kong says it is suspending classes for students through middle school following a rise in coronavirus casesByThe Associated PressJuly 10, 2020, 8:48 AM1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHONG KONG -- Hong Kong's government on Friday said it is suspending classes for students through middle school following a rise in coronavirus cases. The semi-autonomous Chinese territory has reported 1,365 cases with seven deaths. The increase in new cases prompted the government to tighten social-distancing measures. Kindergarten, primary and secondary schools will be closed until further notice, according to the education department. Officials reported 42 new cases on Thursday, 34 of them locally transmitted. Most of the new cases were related to known clusters, includi...
Trump suspended from Twitch as Reddit shuts down supporters’ forum

Trump suspended from Twitch as Reddit shuts down supporters’ forum

Technology
Donald Trump has been suspended from livestreaming platform Twitch for "hateful conduct" and Reddit has shut down a forum for the president's supporters.Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, said it had temporarily banned the president's channel because it violated its hateful conduct policy. "Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch," a spokeswoman said."In line with our policies, President Trump's channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed." Image: Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman (L) said the Trump supporters' page violated its policy of not promoting hate She said one of the streams was a rebroadcast of a 2016 Trump rally in which the president said...
Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas shuts down Premier League return with Newcastle

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas shuts down Premier League return with Newcastle

Sports
Andre Villas-Boas has distanced himself from the Newcastle job.The former Chelsea and Tottenham boss is reportedly on a shortlist of managers to replace Steve Bruce under potential new ownership at St James’ Park. Icon Sport - Getty Andre Villas-Boas joined Marseille last year The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, which is led by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, is closing in on a £300million takeover of the Magpies. Villas-Boas was sacked by Chelsea after just nine months in charge in 2012 and suffered the same fate at Tottenham a year later. He appears to have rebuilt his reputation at Marseille by guiding them to a second-placed finish in Ligue 1 as France’s top-flight season ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Give COVID
Boeing shuts down KC-46, P-8 plants for two weeks because of COVID-19

Boeing shuts down KC-46, P-8 plants for two weeks because of COVID-19

Business
March 23 (UPI) -- Boeing announced a two-week shutdown of its Seattle-area plants on Monday, stopping production of KC-46 refueling and P-8 surveillance military planes. The manufacturing suspension will last until March 25, the company said in a statement. The shutdown comes as Washington state is under a state of emergency because of the spread of COVID-19, and several Boeing employees have tested positive for the virus. KC-46s are made for U.S. Air Force at Boeing's Everett, Wash., plant, and P-8s are made for the U.S. Navy at Boeing's Renton, Wash., facility. The two planes, each delivered at a rate of about one or two per month, are derived from civilian models and are built on the same assembly lines as commercial aircraft. Any delay in commercial production could harm the company ...
Coronavirus: West End shuts down as Boris Johnson’s advice sparks anger

Coronavirus: West End shuts down as Boris Johnson’s advice sparks anger

Entertainment
Theatres in London's West End and around the UK have shut after PM Boris Johnson advised people to avoid such venues as coronavirus spreads."You should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues," he said.However, he stopped short of forcing venues to close, leaving some in the affected industries in limbo.The Society of London Theatre, which represents the West End, said theatres would close from Monday night until further notice.Sister organisation UK Theatre said its 165 venues around the country would take the same step. Media playback is unsupported on your device Speaking during his first daily news briefing on Monday, Mr Johnson said the government advice was that...