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Three days of national mourning in Argentina for footballer Diego Maradona

Three days of national mourning in Argentina for footballer Diego Maradona

World
Argentina's president has said there will be three days of national mourning following the death of the country's most famous footballer.Diego Maradona, who captained the 1986 World Cup-winning team, died from a heart attack at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez said: "Diego was Argentina in the world. He gave us joy and we will never be able to repay him for so much joy." Image: Fans in Buenos Aires cheered for Maradona, described by some as the world's greatest footballer Mr Fernandez issued a decree for three days of national mourning and offered the presidential palace for the footballer's funeral.In Argentina, fans gathered in spots that are linked to the life of the legendary player, including th...

Majority of seniors have been targeted by a Social Security scam in the past three months. Here’s how to protect yourself

Finance
Getty ImagesIf you receive a text, email or phone call purporting to be from the Social Security Administration, think twice before responding.The people on the other end are likely fraudsters. And they're looking to catch individuals off guard and take advantage of their fears.The November Retirement Confidence Index from SimplyWise, a technology company that helps people make Social Security claiming decisions, found 47% of Americans have been targeted by a Social Security scam in the past three months.More from Personal Finance:12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits by year's endMoney may be tight during the holidays. How to prepare your kidsFor families of color, the pandemic brings an outsized financial hitThe rate was even higher for seniors, 53% of whom were the targ...
‘More than one vaccine’ will be available in the next three to six months, SAGE scientist says

‘More than one vaccine’ will be available in the next three to six months, SAGE scientist says

Technology
More than one coronavirus vaccine will be available in the first quarter of 2021, a government scientific adviser has told Sky News.Sir Jeremy Farrar, who sits on the SAGE committee, said: "I think in the first quarter of next year we will have vaccines - will have more than one vaccine." It is unlikely the jabs will be administered before Christmas, which Sir Jeremy thinks "will be tough this year" and "not like a normal Christmas for almost everybody".But he is expecting data on vaccines in November and December, pointing out that the UK has a "portfolio" of potential options.He is also hopeful that treatments will begin to make a big difference next year. ...
Liverpool to get strictest lockdown rules as PM divides England into three COVID alert levels

Liverpool to get strictest lockdown rules as PM divides England into three COVID alert levels

Business
A new three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions is being introduced in England, Boris Johnson has announced, with Liverpool put in the highest tier.The Local COVID Alert Levels - "medium", "high" and "very high" - will be implemented in different areas depending on local infection rates. The move, planned to come into force on Wednesday, is aimed at simplifying the range of different COVID-19 restrictions that were already in place across various parts of England.Live updates on coronavirus from US, UK and around the world Image: Boris Johnson told MPs he could not 'let the virus rip' across the country There were 13,972 new cases of coronavirus in the UK announced on Monday, with 50 more deaths recorded of people who tested posit...
Coronavirus cases in world rising by 1 million every three days

Coronavirus cases in world rising by 1 million every three days

World
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Nations are reporting record daily coronavirus cases, mainly in Europe after largely controlling the pandemic, with the world adding around 1 million new infections every three days. On Saturday, a total of 355,909 new cases were reported worldwide, slightly less than the record 358,354 the day before and the fourth day in a row with more than 300,000. One-third of those new cases were in Europe. Advertisement On Sunday, Europe added 88,488 cases with 242,197 globally so far Sunday. In all, the cases total 37,454,230, according to Worldometers.info. Total cases passed 36 million on Tuesday and 37 million on Friday. The death toll is 1,077,290, including an additional 5,074 fatalities Saturday. Within the past month, daily deaths have risen from a low of 3,535 on Monday, ...