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Valencia fans defy advice on coronavirus and show up in their thousands to support team before Champions League clash with Atalanta at the Mestalla

Valencia fans defy advice on coronavirus and show up in their thousands to support team before Champions League clash with Atalanta at the Mestalla

Sports
Valencia fans turned up in their thousands outside the Mestalla for the Spanish club’s Champions League clash with Atalanta on Tuesday night. Despite the last-16 second leg taking place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak, and Valencia’s 4-1 deficit form the first leg, supporters still gathered in huge numbers to support their team. AFP or licensors Valencia fans defied government advice Getty - Pool There was an incredible atmosphere outside the Mestalla The number of cases in Spain surpassed 1,000 by Tuesday morning, and Spanish authorities advised that football should be played with no spectators for a minimum of two weeks. Spain’s ministry of health warned against ‘large gatherings of fans’,
NASA: Boeing software team had too much power over Starliner capsule

NASA: Boeing software team had too much power over Starliner capsule

Science
March 6 (UPI) -- Boeing's software team had too much influence over final decisions regarding the company's Starliner capsule, a top NASA administrator said Friday. The finding was among 61 corrective actions NASA and Boeing have agreed to make before moving ahead with another Starliner mission. A test flight in December failed to reach the International Space Station, but landed successfully in New Mexico after two days in space. NASA has not decided if it will require another test flight before sending astronauts aloft. "We had delegated too much authority to the software board to approve changes and to approve actions as it applied to software," said Douglas Loverro, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration. "Those changes should have been brought up to the overall enginee...
Bullied boy hailed ‘young warrior’ as he leads out all-star rugby team

Bullied boy hailed ‘young warrior’ as he leads out all-star rugby team

World
A nine-year-old boy who was left suicidal after being bullied because of his dwarfism has had "the best day of his life" as he led out an all-star rugby league team in Australia.Quaden Bayles received an outpouring of support worldwide after his mother shared an emotional clip of him on social media. In the viral video the youngster was heard saying, "I'm going to die right now... give me a knife, I'm going to kill myself", after a bullying incident at his school. ...
WHO coronavirus team to visit Wuhan this weekend

WHO coronavirus team to visit Wuhan this weekend

Health
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- World Health Organization officials confirmed Friday that the 12-member team working in China this week -- primarily in Beijing, Guangdong and Sichuan, where there has been an uptick in confirmed cases -- will be moving to Wuhan, ground zero for the COVID-19 outbreak, over the weekend. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said the team is "fully empowered" and will be determining "next steps" once they arrive in Wuhan. As of midnight there were 75,567 confirmed cases in China, including 2,239 deaths. In the past 24 hours, there have been 892 new confirmed cases, with 118 deaths in China alone. China has resumed counting only lab-confirmed disease in its new case counts, after including "clinically confirmed" cases -- based on CT images of the presence of low...
Jose Mourinho teasing Heung-min Son, Jadon Sancho scoring again, Arsenal’s team goal and more things we loved

Jose Mourinho teasing Heung-min Son, Jadon Sancho scoring again, Arsenal’s team goal and more things we loved

Sports
News of Man City’s two-season ban from European football dominated the world of sport over the weekend. The Citizens have been punished for committing breaches of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations. However, there was still plenty of memorable action to follow and talkSPORT.com picks the best bits below… Jose Mourinho teasing Heung-min Son Son was Tottenham’s hero as his 94th-minute goal secured a 3-2 win for his side against Aston Villa. The victory boosted Spurs’ Champions League hopes by moving them up to fifth in the table, just one point off Chelsea, who play Manchester United on Monday. Son, who also scored a rebound from his own missed penalty in the first-half, had other chances to win the game, but was denied by Pepe Reina on two occasions. While the South