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Return of NASCAR, Bundesliga boosts weekend sports schedule

Return of NASCAR, Bundesliga boosts weekend sports schedule

Sports
May 14 (UPI) -- NASCAR drivers will race Sunday in one of the first major sports events in the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bundesliga on Saturday will be Europe's first major sports league to return. Cup Series drivers will start their engines at 3:30 p.m. EDT Sunday at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Fans will not be allowed in the grandstands. The Real Heroes 400 will be the first NASCAR race since mid-March, when the season was suspended. "We know we are on a big stage this weekend," said Erik Jones, driver of the No. 20 Toyota. "There is not really any other sport out there. ... "We have a huge opportunity Sunday to bring a new group of fans in, people who maybe have never watched NASCAR. "The pressure is there to keep it clean and put on a g...
Coronavirus: Google data suggests park visits rose on weekend

Coronavirus: Google data suggests park visits rose on weekend

Technology
Visits to parks increased last weekend, according to activity data from Google, but were still less common than usual.The tech giant has released its second set of reports looking at activity in 131 countries during the pandemic.Its UK report suggests far fewer people have been going out compared to life before lockdown, but visits to parks increased during last weekend's warm weather.There was also an increase in use of transport hubs and food stores.Google has been collecting location data from people who have opted into Location History tracking. It is using this to produce reports that show how busy areas are compared to a period earlier in the year. The data only shows people's activity in aggregate and not specific individuals' behaviours. But it do...
Coronavirus: Staying home this weekend ‘not a request’, UK told

Coronavirus: Staying home this weekend ‘not a request’, UK told

Health
Staying at home this weekend is an instruction and "not a request", Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said, as he updated the country on the coronavirus.Speaking at the No 10 briefing, Mr Hancock said that while warm weather was forecast in some areas this weekend "the disease is still spreading".England's chief nursing officer Ruth May also paid tribute to two nurses who have died from the disease."Please stay at home for them," she urged people.Areema Nasreen, 36, had spent weeks in intensive care with coronavirus, while Aimee O'Rourke, 39, died at the hospital where she worked."They were one of us, they were one of my profession, of the NHS family," said Ms May. "I worry that there's going to be more and I want to honour them ...
What to stream this weekend: ‘Onward,’ ‘Tales from the Loop,’ new music

What to stream this weekend: ‘Onward,’ ‘Tales from the Loop,’ new music

Entertainment
April 3 (UPI) -- As people practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, more entertainment options have become available to stream from the comfort of home. Here's a list of films, TV shows, music and video games that will be released this weekend. Films Onward -- Disney+ Disney and Pixar's Onward, which hit theaters before they closed March 6, is available on the Disney+ streaming service Friday. Tom Holland and Chris Pratt voice two brothers who embark on a magical quest after a mysterious staff helps bring back the legs of their late father. The duo race against the clock in order to fully bring their dad back before the spell wears off. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer also provide voices. [embedded content] Coffee and Karem -- Netflix Ed Helms and 12-year-old Ter...
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...