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‘Long way to go’ – with Olympics on hold, Aussie swimmers tread water

Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s elite swimmers should now be in peak condition and eyeing Olympic medals but instead, like their rivals from other countries, they’re treading water — and wondering whether they’ll get to compete in Tokyo at all.The decision to postpone the 2020 Games for a year because of the coronavirus was “devastating”, team…

FOX NEWS: Chicago police union chief reacts to shootout at South Side funeral, Mayor Lightfoot calling him ‘unhinged’

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Chinese football gets go-ahead after 2,000 negative virus tests

Shanghai (AFP) – The Chinese Super League is poised to kick off on Saturday as planned after all players registered negative for coronavirus as part of a vast testing programme.A total of 1,870 people, including players and coaching staff, were tested as they entered a safe “bubble” designed to prevent infections. All were negative, the…

When the Games went viral: historic Olympic health scares

Tokyo (AFP) – Tokyo 2020 organisers will this autumn begin the task of devising safety protocols to allow the Games to take place if the coronavirus pandemic is still raging.But Tokyo 2020, which had been due to start on Friday until it was postponed for a year, will not be the first Olympic Games to…

Simpler. Cheaper. Safer? Tokyo 2020’s unanswered questions

Tokyo (AFP) – The year-long postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to coronavirus has presented organisers with unprecedented challenges and questions over costs, sponsorship and safety.With one year to go, many of these questions remain unanswered, with surveys suggesting Tokyo residents are beginning to cool on the idea of hosting the Games during a…

ISS passed overhead July 21, 2020 at 09:16PM

From July 21, 2020 at 09:16PM, until July 21, 2020 at 09:26PM, the International Space Station passed over overhead for 569 seconds.

ISS passed overhead July 21, 2020 at 07:38PM

From July 21, 2020 at 07:38PM, until July 21, 2020 at 07:49PM, the International Space Station passed over overhead for 646 seconds.

Florida at center of virus outbreak and battle over school reopening

Washington (AFP) – Florida is the new epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States and is shaping up as a key battleground in a partisan-tinged fight playing out nationally over reopening schools in the fall.While cities such as Houston, Los Angeles and New York plan to begin the school year virtually or on…

Netflix shares dive on profit miss despite user growth

San Francisco (AFP) – Netflix shares dived on Thursday after the leading streaming entertainment service reported relatively flat quarterly profits despite rising subscriber numbers.Netflix reported a profit of $720 million on revenue of $6.1 billion in the recently ended quarter, compared with $709 million profit on $5.8 billion in revenue during the first three months…

Trump Fires Campaign Manager Brad Parscale, Replaces Him With Bill Stepien Amid Poor Polling

President Donald Trump changed up his reelection campaign strategy Wednesday evening, by promoting Bill Stepien to campaign manager and demoting Brad Parscale from that role to senior adviser.“I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager. Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a very…