Victoria has recorded 288 new coronavirus cases, the worst figure of any state since the pandemic began. Victoria has recorded 288 new coronavirus cases, its biggest spike since the pandemic began. But Professor Sutton said Victoria was in a 'fortunate position' compared to the US which gets 288 cases every 10 minutes. Residents of eight other towers that went under hard lockdown are being released after two blocks recorded zero cases and six recorded very few cases. Victoria recorded 288 new cases on Friday, the highest daily increase of any state since the pandemic began.
July 10, 2020 03:42 UTC
The director general of the WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the virus is not under control "in most of the world" and is in fact "getting worse". His stark message comes as quarantine rules for people returning to or visiting the UK from certain countries are relaxed from Friday. (Image: AFP via Getty Images)Dr Ghebreyesus said the total number of cases of coronavirus worldwide has doubled in the last six weeks. "But in most of the world the virus is not under control. The FCO pledged to "continue to review" its position on cruises, which is "based on medical advice" from Public Health England.
July 10, 2020 02:17 UTC
Trinity College Dublin appears to have benefitted from a “Normal People bounce” after it recorded its highest number of college applicants this year. It included a small increase in UK applications, halting a slide over recent years which had been attributed to Brexit. A spokesman it was delighted by the “positive interest show by students in studying at Trinity” this year. Daisy Edgar-Jones, right, in a scene from Normal People, in which Trinity College Dublin featured prominently. There was also good news for UCD and Maynooth University, which recorded significant increases in applications numbers this year.
Source:The Irish Times
July 10, 2020 02:03 UTC
PRIMARY Health Properties, the UK company that owns 15 operational healthcare centres in Ireland, is planning to raise £120m (€134m) via a share placing to fuel expansion. It said it continues to see opportunities for funding new developments in Ireland and the UK. The company has been very active in the Irish market, and has two healthcare centres under construction here. The 17 centres that will comprise its portfolio in Ireland when those two projects are completed are expected to have a total asset value of €233m. Primary Health Properties (PHP) told investors that it currently has a short-term pipeline of 11 new developments to be forward funded, totalling £92m (€103m).
THE State has borrowed €1.5bn in an oversubscribed series of bond sales, raising money at record-low interest rates to fund emergency pandemic spending. The 2027 bonds were auctioned at a negative yield of -0.257pc, while the yield on the 2030 bonds was -0.025pc. The -0.257pc yield on the 2027 bond is the lowest yield ever recorded on a bond issued by the State. Many investment and pension funds are legally required to maintain holdings in government bonds issued by nations with strong credit ratings. Ireland's 2050 bonds issued yesterday offer a yield of 0.602pc.
Tireless: twins Shauna and Rachael Kelly are both on the frontline and were nominated by their ‘biggest fan’, grandmother Ann Kelly, picturedhere with Shauna. Photo: James ConnollySligo twin sisters Shauna and Rachael Kelly (27) have been hailed for their tireless efforts on the frontline during the pandemic. Today, the women are named as Irish Independent Frontline Stars of the Week. Originally from Riverstown in Co Sligo, they were nominated by their paternal grandmother Ann Kelly, who is their "biggest fan". Shauna lives in Riverstown and was minding the children of two families whose parents work as healthcare staff in Sligo General Hospital during the pandemic.
When you have to pay interest on it. That's at the root of the so-called "Covid penalty" which is being imposed on those who took a break from their mortgage repayments because of the pandemic. Thousands who were suddenly out of work availed of it because they could no longer afford to pay their mortgages. Now they realise they have added significant amounts to their debts because of the interest due on those missing payments. Otherwise the predictable response of the public will be that the bailed-out banks are at it again.
Detectives are investigating an allegation that an African woman seeking asylum was raped by another asylum seeker in a direct provision centre four months ago. The woman was moved by the authorities from the centre after the alleged attack to a women’s refuge where she spent one month. The woman, who came to Ireland from an African country seeking asylum last year, says she was raped by another resident in the direct provision centre where she lived in the early hours of March 1st. However, she then learned she would be moved back into direct provision. The only solution is privacy.”Direct provision centres are “micro-societies and so they have their flaws”, says Dr Yonkova.
Source:The Irish Times
July 09, 2020 23:49 UTC
The video will start in 8 CancelKylie Jenner's fans were in a frenzy over her new hunky man in her bikini photos. The make-up mogul, 22, has been driving fans wild with envy over her sun-dripping Canyon Point holiday photographs on Instagram. The cosmetics guru was a vision in her orange bikini but fans were distracted by the dark-haired man in the background. It comes just a day after Kylie seemed to drop a hint a reunion with her baby daddy Travis Scott could be on the cards. Excitement begun buzzing on social media after the make-up mogul, 22, dropped a cryptic message on Instagram on Tuesday.
July 09, 2020 22:32 UTC
A fatal 'unknown pneumonia' with a death rate far higher than that of COVID-19 has reportedly broken out in Kazakhstan, Chinese officials have warned. More than 32,000 cases of the 'unknown pneumonia' have been reported in Kazakhstan from June 29 to July 5 along with 451 deaths compared to 53,021 coronavirus cases and 264 deaths. It's currently unclear why the Chinese embassy has described the pneumonia as 'unknown' or any information it has about the outbreak. On Sunday, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev imposed a second round of restrictions after a surge in coronavirus cases. Tokayev said the nation was 'in fact facing the second coronavirus wave coupled with a huge uptick in pneumonia cases,' according to Russian news agency Tass.
July 09, 2020 22:31 UTC
Michael Jackson was afraid that someone was trying to kill him prior to his death, extracts from his diary reveal. Disturbing thoughts noted in the diary show that the sad star had become paranoid about having a target on his back, just months before his death. (Image: AFP/Getty Images)Revealing his worry, he scribbled: “I’m afraid someone is trying to kill me. (Image: Getty)According to the diary, Jackson was hoping to earn $20million a week and listed opportunities including Cirque du Soleil concerts, a deal with athletics brand Nike and Hollywood films. Although Michael and the kids were engaging in what was clearly over-the-top theatrics, their preferred subject matter was without a doubt age-inappropriate.
July 09, 2020 22:01 UTC
Starbucks has announced that customers will have to wear face coverings at all company-owned U.S. stores starting on July 15 to contain the spread of coronavirus. The coffee chain said for certain locations where there was no local government mandate to wear face masks, customers would have other options including drive-through and curbside pickups. The move by Starbucks comes as COVID-19 cases in the United States are on the rise with federal health officials recommending that all Americans over the age of 2 wear cloth face coverings in public. Customers at Starbucks will have to wear a face mask, the company announced on ThursdayThe United States has now almost 3.1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 133,000 deathsOn Wednesday, the United States passed three million cases, and 132,000 deaths. This breaks the previous record set on Tuesday of 60,021 and brings the total number of cases to 3.05 million.
July 09, 2020 21:57 UTC
Kim Kardashian looked anxious amid fears Kanye West has been struggling with bipolar. Nevertheless, Kim looked more gorgeous than ever in a triangle top bikini. (Image: BACKGRID)It's claimed the Kardashian has been super stressed as her hubby Kanye was suffering with his bipolar episodes. Mirror Online has approached Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's representatives for further comment. Kim and Kanye silenced rumours they were getting a divorce with a stream of PDA photos.
July 09, 2020 21:33 UTC
Friends said the actor had ‘no idea’ his ex was taking Josey to Lake Piru, near Santa Clarita on Wednesday. Divers search Lake Piru for any sign of Naya Rivera on Thursday morning. Child actor and Glee star: The life of Naya Rivera Naya Rivera, age four, as Hillary Winston on the CBS sitcom The Royal Family Naya Rivera was born to former model Yolanda Rivera and actor George Rivera on January 12, 1987, in Santa Clarita. Seven months later they announced they were having a son, Josey Hollis, who was born in September 2015. Naya welcomed son, Josey Hollis, with then-husband Ryan Dorsey in 2015.
July 09, 2020 21:24 UTC
The Mirror revealed today that the Tories' emergency Stamp Duty cut will hand a massive tax break to landlords and people buying second homes, it's been revealed. And because it includes all residential property sales, buy-to-let landlords and people buying second homes will also benefit from the tax cut. Buyers of second homes are hit with an additional Stamp Duty rate of 3% on the entire value of the property. This will not change under the temporary rate - but the main element of Stamp Duty will, across the board. Please urge the Chancellor reverse his decision to give a tax break to second homeowners.
July 09, 2020 21:22 UTC