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Glastonbury fans urged to ‘stay away’ from Worthy Farm

Glastonbury fans urged to ‘stay away’ from Worthy Farm

Entertainment
Glastonbury organisers are urging people to stay away from the site in Somerset during the coronavirus lockdown.In a statement on its website, it says Worthy Farm and its surrounding farms are "private property", and that "given the current circumstances", the site is closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. It continued: "Despite this, we have seen increasing numbers of visitors attempting to access the site used by the festival. Image: The world famous event attracts crowds of around 200,000. File pic "For the sake of those who continue to work and live on the site, we would ask that you please do not consider visiting."Those who do attempt to access the site will be asked to leave." ...

As people stay home, Earth turns wilder and cleaner

Technology
An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth. As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India’s getting views of sights not visible in decades. Nitrogen dioxide pollution in the northeastern United States is down 30%. Rome air pollution levels from mid-March to mid-April were down 49% from a year ago. Stars seems more visible at night. People are also noticing animals in places and at times they don't usually. Coyotes have meandered along downtown Chicago’s Michigan Avenue and near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. A puma roamed the streets of Santiago, Chile. Goats took over a tow
Mosques stay open in Pakistan even as virus death toll rises

Mosques stay open in Pakistan even as virus death toll rises

World
Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, the Muslim sabbath when adherents gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut downBy KATHY GANNON Associated PressApril 3, 2020, 10:08 AM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleISLAMABAD -- Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, the Muslim sabbath when adherents gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down. Prime Minister Imran Khan is relying on restricting the size of congregations attending mosques and advice to stay at home from religious groups like the country's Islamic Ideology Council. However, some provinces have issued their own lockdown orders to prevent M...
DoD urges defense contractors, subcontractors to stay at work

DoD urges defense contractors, subcontractors to stay at work

Business
March 20 (UPI) -- A Friday Department of Defense memo signaled that defense contractors and their suppliers are "critical infrastructure" and urged them to stay on the job amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. "If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as designated by the Department of Homeland Security, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule," Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord wrote in a Friday memo, Defense News reported. "We need your support and dedication in these trying times to ensure the security of this Nation. I understand that this national emergency presents a challenge and we are dedicated to working closely with you to ensure the safety of the workforce and accomplishments of the national se...
Next boss: ‘People do not buy a new outfit to stay at home’

Next boss: ‘People do not buy a new outfit to stay at home’

Business
The boss of Next has warned that the retailer faces a "very significant drop in sales" as a result of the effect of coronavirus on the business.Lord Wolfson said online sales were "likely to fare better" than the shops, but would also suffer "significant losses"."People do not buy a new outfit to stay at home," he added. The risk to demand is by far the greatest challenge posed by coronavirus, said Lord Wolfson."We need to prepare for a significant downturn in sales for the duration of the pandemic," he said.When coronavirus first appeared in China, Lord Wolfson said Next assumed that the threat was to its supply chain.The warnings were contained in Next's annual results statement, which showed that in the year to January 2020 total group sales rose by 3....