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Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time

Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time

World
EPABrazil has recorded more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours for the first time, as a more contagious variant fuels a surge in cases.Hospitals are overcrowded, with people dying as they wait for treatment in some cities, and the health system is on the brink of collapse in many areas. The country's total death toll is now almost 337,000, second only to the US.But President Jair Bolsonaro continues to oppose any lockdown measures to curb the outbreak.He argues that the damage to the economy would be worse than the effects of the virus itself, and has tried to reverse some of the restrictions imposed by local authorities in the courts. Covid vaccines: How fast is worldwide progress?What is the Brazil variant and do vaccines work against it?Political crisis and Covid surge rock Bra...
Pub trade calls time on ‘triple whammy’ of new COVID reopening rules

Pub trade calls time on ‘triple whammy’ of new COVID reopening rules

Business
The pub trade has reacted angrily to the prospect of a "triple whammy" of new coronavirus restrictions when sites reopen in England, warning they risk further damage to businesses after a year of disruption.Hospitality industry representatives have written to the prime minister to express their outrage at new guidance governing the start of outside-only trade - due from 12 April under Boris Johnson's roadmap. One major concern is that every customer aged 16 or over should now provide contact details to staff, either via the NHS COVID-19 app or in person, in a change from rules last year which covered just one member of a group. Image: Pubs can start serving outdoors from 12 April in England but it remains unclear if people can pay inside ...
Matthew McConaughey in talks for HBO ‘A Time to Kill’ sequel

Matthew McConaughey in talks for HBO ‘A Time to Kill’ sequel

Entertainment
March 18 (UPI) -- Matthew McConaughey is going to play Jake Brigance again. McConaughey will reprise his role from the movie A Time to Kill in the HBO series A Time for Mercy. Deadline and Variety both confirmed that HBO acquired the rights to the book. Deadline sources say McConaughey is in final negotiations while Variety reports he is attached to the show. Advertisement The 1996 film adaptation of John Grisham's book was McConaughey's first leading role in a movie. Grisham's sequel, A Time for Mercy published in 2020. The series marks McConaughey's return to HBO after True Detective. Deadline reports plans for a 10 episode limited run. Warner Brothers released the 1996 film. The studio and HBO are both subsidiaries of WarnerMedia. In A Time to Kill, Brigance was a struggling Mississipp...
Budget 2021: ‘Now is not the time for tax rises’, say MPs

Budget 2021: ‘Now is not the time for tax rises’, say MPs

Business
Getty ImagesNow is "not the time for tax rises" as they could undermine the UK's economic recovery from Covid - but they may be needed at a later date, MPs have said.Ahead of the Budget announcement on Wednesday, a Treasury Committee report says public finances are on an "unsustainable long-term trajectory".It says some tax rises may not harm recovery, but advises against others.The committee's chairman, Mel Stride, told the BBC it was "almost inevitable" that some tax rises would occur.There has been much speculation that the rate of corporation tax might rise, and Mr Stride told the BBC's Today programme: "Putting up taxes is in general not a great thing to do but we are where we are and I think the committee view is that looking at income tax and looking at corporation tax is... the rig...
Europa League draw LIVE: Date and start time, latest updates and confirmed teams as Premier League sides discover last 16 opponents

Europa League draw LIVE: Date and start time, latest updates and confirmed teams as Premier League sides discover last 16 opponents

Sports
The draw for the Europa League last 16 is coming up today. Europe’s secondary competition is ramping up now with four British teams in the pot for the next round. Getty Images - Getty The draw for the Europa League group stages will take place on Friday, February 26 Tottenham smashed Wolfsberger to make it through on Wednesday night. On Thursday, Arsenal, Manchester United and Rangers joined them in advancing to the last 16. But there was misery for Leicester as they were dumped out by Slavia Prague. Ajax, AC Milan and Roma are among the big clubs who are still in the competition. There is no seeding at this stage and beyond or country protection, meaning there could be an all-Premier League tie. Teams in Europa League last 16 draw ...