India becomes country with second highest number of Covid cases

India has surpassed Brazil to become the country with the second highest number of coronavirus cases, as the virus continues to spread through the country of 1.3 billion at the fastest rate of anywhere in the world. India recorded more than 90,000 cases overnight, bringing the number of infections in the country past 4.2 million and overtaking Brazil, which with 4.1 million cases had been the second worst-affected country for several months. India now only lags behind the United States, which has had 6.2 million cases so far. However, while cases in the US have begun to level off, the rate of infection in India is worsening by the day, with no signs of when it will hit the peak, and experts are predicting the south Asian country will soon tally the most cases in the world. The death toll stands at 71,000, equating to 50 deaths per million, which …

Coronavirus live news: US ‘won’t cooperate with WHO on vaccine’ as Europe

9.13pm EDT 21:13 While we’re still on the question of how the virus has impacted the financial markets, ICYMI there was an astonishing landmark reached on Tuesday where the value of Apple outstripped the TOTAL VALUE of the UK’s leading index, the FTSE100. David Buik (@truemagic68) Apple share capital value of $2.2 trillion makes this tech Titan larger than the entire value of FTSE 100. The largest U.K. company is UNILEVER (value: circa £115 billion). FTSE 100 has had a shocker today down 109 points at 5854 – banks & financials under the cosh! September 1, 2020 That’s quite something to consider. Although Britain’s banks have taken a hammering in recent years and the index has suffered accordingly, it is still home to some of the biggest names in the corporate world such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Unilever. Here’s the full story if you want to read more: …

Thousands of volunteers neck-deep in oil battle noxious fumes amid cleanup efforts

FLOREAL, Mauritius —As citizen-led rescue efforts continued, a ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius broke in two on Saturday, raising concerns that more oil would spill out near the coast of the Indian Ocean island. The tiny nation’s government said in a statement posted to Facebook that it had “predicted” the Japanese-owned MV Wakashio would split, adding it was taking “precautionary measures” to contain further spillages. The ship was heading to Brazil when it ran aground on Mauritius’ southeast coast on July 25. It was carrying an estimated 4,000 metric tons of oil, some of which has seeped into the country’s turquoise water, threatening to ruin its coral reefs, protected lagoons and shoreline — vital for the nation’s main industry, tourism. Alongside official cleanup efforts, locals have taken matters into their own hands.   As the beats blasted out, an emcee encouraged scores of volunteers to work …

Brazil soccer’s Serie A begins as COVID-19 deaths at 100,000

SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazil’s main national soccer championship begins on Saturday after a three-month delay on the same day the South American nation is expected to reach the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. Three matches will open the country’s Serie A, in a big victory for President Jair Bolsonaro, who has downplayed the risks of the disease and has insisted life and sport should return to normal. Brazil has counted a daily average of 1,000 fatalities by the virus for more than two months, and almost 3 million people are infected. But executives of the country’s soccer body felt confident enough to kick off the national championship, a step that neighboring Argentina, where about 4,200 have died of the disease, has yet to take. Club executives and players have been quiet about the start-up, but others haven’t. One of the most vocal critics is former footballer and …

v 100 – A Summer Season Of Great British Sport

Are you a Brit who likes their sport? If you are fan of sport then this could be a summer season to saviour and keep in mind. I personally have actually been looking forward to this summertime for numerous months and am very delighted at all of the sporting events that are forthcoming. I am from England and actually believe that my nationwide group have a genuine possibility of winning the World Cup for the very first time considering that 1966. Along with the World Cup there are many more sporting events occurring that ought to make this summer season among the very best in years. The World Cup itself is just a week away and I can not wait for the tournament to commence. I am a massive football fan and even if England are knocked out in the group phases, I will still continue to view and delight …

10 – A Summer Season Of Excellent British Sport

Are you a Brit who likes their sport? If you are fan of sport then this could be a summertime to saviour and remember. I personally have actually been looking forward to this summer for many months and am very thrilled at all of the sporting occasions that are forthcoming. I am from England and actually think that my nationwide group have a real possibility of winning the World Cup for the first time considering that 1966. Along with the World Cup there are a lot more sporting events happening that needs to make this summer season among the best in years. The World Cup itself is only a week away and I can not wait for the tournament to commence. I am an enormous football fan and even if England are knocked out in the group phases, I will still continue to see and take pleasure in the matches. …

Packing Tips For Exotic Cruise Ship Vacation Destinations

For the more adventurous traveler, cruising affords a great opportunity to see exotic destinations around the world. Thailand, Indonesia, Panama and Brazil are just a few of the locations that are completely accessible when looking for an exotic cruise ship vacation destination. If you desire to travel to the far reaches of the world and experience the unknown from the comfort of a luxurious cruise ship, here are a few tips to keep in mind when packing for an exotic cruise. Carry On Luggage Unlike cruises to the Caribbean or the Bahamas, exotic cruise ship vacation destinations will depart from overseas locations. Because of this, getting to the overseas port will involve a long plane ride from the States before you even arrive. Be sure to pack any necessary toiletries and medications in your carry-on luggage. It is also advisable to pack two pairs of clothing to keep on your …

10 Places To Get That Holiday Trip Tan

Are you tired of watching your friends, family members and coworkers go on vacation and return a week later with a beautiful tan? Well it could be you with that stunning tan if you plan your next vacation in the right place. By selecting one of our top ten places to get a tan as your next travel destination, you will be sure to come back with an eye-catching tan. 1. Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Copacabana Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With a backdrop of the rolling hills of Brazil, you will not only find yourself tanning here but also enjoying the beautiful scenery. In addition to being a great place for tanning and for enjoying the landscape, Copacabana Beach is rarely quiet. There is always something happening on this beach, whether it is tourists enjoying the summer sun during the day …

The Ultimate Fly Fishing Adventure

Are you in a search for excellent fly fishing spots in the world? If you thinking of traveling the world searching for the best place to do your cast strokes and fling your line, then search no more. There are some spots that are simply cannot be ignored for their high quality fly fishing experiences. This article will provide you ideas where you can enjoy your fly fishing vacation. Savor the beauty of the water and the excitement of catching the big fish. Alongside Mexico, enjoy fly fishing from a distant island camp escapade or a relaxed cabin stay. The winter, spring, summer and fall is ideal for a bonefish catch and permit on the Ascension Bay flats. The Isla Holbox’s Tarpon flats might as well be a great fly fishing destination. With a much little pressure in fishing, Isla Holbox features huge tarpon that are a lot easier to …