Restaurants struggle as Covid-19 keeps customers home
Restaurants the world over have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Being inside busy areas with limited ventilation increases the risk of Covid-19 infection. As a result, indoor dining has been restricted in many places and many have lost their appetite for eating out over virus fears. FRANCE 24 reports from Washington, DC.In the American capital’s tony Georgetown neighbourhood, restaurants have already seen their revenue drop by 50 to 70 percent in the five months since the pandemic forced businesses to shutter to stem the virus.“We used to serve 300 people a day. Now, it’s about 40,”...
Working from home? Keep moving to prevent deep vein thrombosis
More people are working from home these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, and some are getting less exercise as a result.This lack of movement can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), doctors warn, which occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a deep vein in your body, usually in your legs.Blood in your legs flows more slowly when you're lying or sitting, as the contractions of your calf muscles normally helps blood circulate.Since a lack of movement can heighten the likelihood of blood clots, it's important to regularly stand up or do little exercises if you work long hou...
DOH urges wearing of face masks at home
The Department of Health (DOH) is advising those living with symptomatic or with vulnerable people to wear face masks at home as Covid-19 may spread easily among households.Following the call of Department Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año that face masks should also be worn even inside the house, the DOH said that wearing of face masks is encouraged if household satisfies either of two conditions: living with symptomatic; living with vulnerable population.The DOH has been reminding the public consistently on the importance of wearing a mask as part of the prescribed minimum ...
Cyprus mission returns home from Lebanon
A Cyprus team comprising members of the Disaster Response Special Unit and the Emergency Response Unit that had gone to Lebanon on Wednesday afternoon to contribute to the search and rescue efforts after the vast blast in Beirut returned on Monday home.Cyprus Police Deputy Spokesperson Stelios Stylianou told CNA that the mission was set to arrive on two helicopters, one of the Police and one of the National Guard at around 1425 local time, at Larnaca airport. Its members were tested for COVID-19 and will remain in self-isolation for 14 days.The team comprised eight members, four of the Disaste...
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Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston's former home sells for $32.5 million
The Beverly Hills pad, which the pair sold in 2006, has been offloaded for $32.5 million (£24.9 million), according to the Los Angeles Times.Pitt and Aniston paid $13.5 million (£10.3 million) for the house.The mansion was listed last year (19) for $56 million (£43 million) but it was taken off the market in March after the price dropped to $44.5 million (£34 million).©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Unity begins at home with the establishment of a right-wing government
After the Tisha Be’av soul searching and a Tu Be’av reminiscing, it’s time to state the obvious: Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett are not the best of buddies. One may even detest the other.So what? Who cares? Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres thought the worst of each other. David Ben-Gurion refused to call Menachem Begin by name, and there was no love lost between Ariel Sharon and Netanyahu. Nevertheless, they knew how to work together in times of crisis when the nation needed it most.Now is one of those times.Israel and most of the world are in the midst of an ongoing health and economic ...
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Interview: I had never been at home for so long, says PV Sindhu
Dubai: The last time PV Sindhu, women’s singles world champion badminton player of India, stepped onto the court for a competitive match was in mid-March when she lost in the quarter finals of All England Open Badminton Championship.When she put herself into self quarantine on returning from Birmingham, the 25-year-old thought it was just a welcome temporary break — with plenty to look forward for — including the Tokyo Olympics. Nearly five months down the line, with the Olympic Games being cancelled and no sign of the international badminton calendar resuming this year, Sindhu had come to rec...
YouTube star Nikkie de Jager and fiance robbed at gunpoint in their home
The star, who shot to fame under her Nikkie Tutorials moniker online, took to social media following the incident with a short statement on Saturday (08Aug20), confirming she and Dylan Drossaers were severely traumatised, though physically unharmed."Earlier today one of my biggest nightmares became reality when we got robbed under gun point at our own home," she shared. "Dylan and myself got attacked but physically we're okay. Mentally it's a whole other story."I'm writing this message for now to let you know that we are 'okay' and safe," the star, who lives in Uden, the Netherlands, concluded...
Dubai: Want to catch a glimpse of a Dh200 million home? Just head to a villa at the tip of one of Palm Jumeirah’s fronds.That’s the price tag the owner has put up for the 12-bedroom unit that comes with its own cinema… and a nightclub right in the basement. Throw in other details such as a “gorgeous” outdoor pool and views of the sea and the Burj… and one might just agree with the owner’s asking price of Dh200 million.That’s exactly what Jason Hayes, CEO of LuxuryProperty.com, wants to find out. This represents the “most expensive property in our portfolio,” he said.“If there is one thing the ...
Indian nurses on COVID-19 duty in UAE fly back home with valuable lessons, cheerful memories
Dubai: They received a hero’s welcome when they flew in from India to join the UAE’s war against the coronavirus on May 9. The first batch of COVID-19 warriors are now returning after a successful mission that offered them challenging moments and cheerful memories.A total of 88 medics were flown in from Kochi in Kerala in a tie-up with Aster DM Healthcare group with the support from the Indian Consulate and the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.Sixty of them are ICU nurses, who were roped in from Aster hospitals in three Indian states to serve at various COVID-19 ...