Sara Bareilles has revealed she has recovered from coronavirus (Isabel Infantes/PA)Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles revealed she has “fully recovered” from coronavirus. The Grammy-winning star, 40, told of her diagnosis for the first time in a video shared on her Instagram Story. “Hey friends,” she began the clip, which showed Bareilles walking in a park. Expand Close Singer Sara Bareilles revealed she was diagnosed with coronavirus but has fully recovered (Isabel Infantes/PA) PA / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp Singer Sara Bareilles revealed she was diagnosed with coronavirus but has fully recovered (Isabel Infantes/PA)“I had it, just so you know. I’m fully recovered, just so you know.”Bareilles, whose hits include Love Song and Brave, said she is “thinking about all of the people who are walking through this really tricky time and sending a lot of love”.
April 03, 2020 03:11 UTC
And right up there are supermarket and grocery shop workers. So-called non-essential workers have now been ordered to stay at home - leaving others from healthcare to transport and retail to continue with their daily grind. Whether they're stacking shelves, working a till or delivering food to our doors, they will put themselves on the Covid-19 front line every single day. But while we are obsessively refreshing the news or drinking like we're 19 again, shop workers are out there, bearing the brunt of the pandemic. Back before coronavirus changed everything in our world, food retail workers were there for us, even if we didn't realise it at the time.
The charity sector has been badly hit by the latest lockdown but like so many businesses, it is looking at ways to keep income streams going. National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI), Ireland's second largest charity retailer with 117 shops around the country, says its aim is to beat Covid-19 by looking from footfall to e-commerce. But the charity is acutely aware a closure of three months could cost it €2m. In a fast turnaround, it has moved the focus from footfall to online and teamed up with Thriftify, a start-up social enterprise and web-based platform designed specifically for the charity retail sector. In a fast fashion sweep around their stores, it picked the best clothing pieces, accessories and footwear that had been donated.
A: People can get infected by touching any contaminated surfaces and then touching their face. The coronavirus can stay contagious on metal or plastic surfaces like door handles or handrails for as long as three days. Q: How many are getting infected after coming in contact with a person who has the virus? A: Currently, the advice is that face masks are only required for health care providers and people who are sick with the virus. Q: Are many people getting infected abroad and returning here?
Former Ireland international Anthony Stokes says he still has the hunger to play at a high level and wants to return to play in Britain after lining out in three different countries in two years. Stokes (31) is currently back in his native Dublin after what was due to be a six-month stint in Iran was cut short due to the coronavirus. He admits his career started to unravel, largely due to personal reasons, when he departed Hibs immediately after their Scottish Cup final win to join Blackburn in 2016. "That time I missed the bus, there was a car crash on the way, I was a minute late. I phoned Liam Miller to ask Roy to pull in and let me on as I was driving behind the bus.
Everything was planned, the dress was ready, family and friends were ready. I promise to see the shows my first year music student and our kids had been preparing for and see neighbours, family and friends. Inga Mainule, Co LouthLet’s Zoom back to family life and prayersI WILL holiday at home. I will continue to join family Zoom meetings – they’re so much fun. Today, I promise to hold on to the same positives that have come with Covid-19.
The Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, will now be held in early September in the Mansion House in Dublin. The third annual awards ceremony was originally due to be held on May 13th but has been switched due to lockdown restrictions imposed to tackle the Covid-19 crisis. A Business Person of the Year, sponsored by KPMG, will be announced along with five other category winners – Company of the Year, Local Enterprise of the Year, Chief Financial Officer of the Year, Deal of the Year, and Distinguished Leader in Business. Last year’s Business Person of the Year Award was won by Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. The winner of the 2020 Business Person of the Year Award will be chosen from the monthly Business Person of the Month winners.
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April 03, 2020 00:00 UTC
Sadio Mane's introduction to the brightest of Premier League spotlights was more than a little unconventional. "Sadio was a quiet lad and suddenly he was being linked with Manchester United and it affected him," reflects his former Southampton club captain Kelvin Davis. Sadio was never great at timekeeping and was maybe a little too laid back for his own good at times. To start with, he had to defy his own parents, who were desperate for young Sadio to abandon football dreams that they believed to be fanciful. Mane's fairytale is an inspiration to all African kids daring to dream that they can follow in his footsteps.
April 02, 2020 21:00 UTC
Munster and Ireland winger Keith Earls has thanked the public for their incredible response to his fundraising campaign, which has already raised over €22,000 for Barnardos Ireland. Earls had set a target of raising €15,000, but he has already surpassed that considerably. The auction will run until Tuesday April 7, and anyone who donates to the very worthy cause will be automatically entered into a draw from which Earls will pick a winner for his jersey. “Thank you so much for your donations, I have been absolutely blown away by the generosity of the public, especially in these tough times,” Earls said. “And on behalf of Barnardos as well, I know they want to say thank you so much.
April 02, 2020 20:26 UTC
Zoom, the hit video conferencing platform, will freeze new feature development and shift all engineering resources on to security and safety issues, its founder has said. The move comes as the company battles the damage caused by a string of minor scandals ultimately related to the same scrappy approach that enabled it to capitalise on the wave of global lockdowns in the first place. “We have fallen short of the community’s – and our own – privacy and security expectations,” said Zoom’s founder and chief executive, Eric Yuan, in a blogpost on Thursday. “For that, I am deeply sorry.”Since it began gaining hundreds of thousands of users a day, Zoom has come under increasing scrutiny from privacy campaigners, security researchers and members of the public, who have found faults in the platform’s programming, policies and practices. But others relate to the company’s approach, modelled on the notorious Facebook maxim “move fast and break things”, of finding unorthodox solutions to problems, which may not always hold up under closer inspection.
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April 02, 2020 20:15 UTC
The numbers just aren’t adding up for the remaining members of Castleisland Golf Club and their parkland course is set to close next Monday if a solution cannot be found before then. “The rent and the wages are our only expenses but we just don’t have enough members generating income. Our income comes from subs and from societies, green fees, the odd fundraiser and we just don’t have enough income. “We actually made out an income and expenditure sheet for the year of €166,000 to run the golf course for the year and that was plausible. “We were relying on around €95,000 income from members’ subs but the club had only received €42,000 by March 17.
April 02, 2020 20:15 UTC
Top Gun: Maverick has become the latest Hollywood film to have its release delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. I know many of you have waited 34 years. Top Gun: Maverick will fly this December. — Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) April 2, 2020The actor, 57, said on Twitter: “I know many of you have waited 34 years. Top Gun: Maverick will fly this December.
April 02, 2020 20:03 UTC
A novel comprising just eight paragraphs has been shortlisted for the International Booker Prize. The shortlist for the £50,000 prize, celebrating the best translated fiction from around the world, was announced digitally because of coronavirus restrictions. Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes from Spanish, has just eight paragraphs. The winner of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize was Celestial Bodies by the Omani writer Jokha Alharthi, translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth. Last year, Booker prize judges split the prize between two authors, Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo.
April 02, 2020 19:16 UTC
But health experts have warned that it may take 28 days before an immunity test will work and that immunity may not last forever. "The antibody tests are ideally done 28 days after an infection, so in fact the requirement for the antibody test isn't really with us yet. He added: "The test measures your immunity and the peak of your immunity is at 28 days. Professor Newton also explained that scientists did not yet know how immunity would work. He went on to say that there was still work on testing the antibody tests the government has bought, saying: "We've now bought 17.5 million tests, subject to them working.
April 02, 2020 18:14 UTC
Mr Varadkar said Ireland's economic picture is “very bad” with the economy “put to sleep” as a result of the spread of the disease. This comes after Mr Varadkar warned the country is facing into an “economic emergency” due to the coronavirus crisis. One source said Mr Varadkar told the leaders of political parties that the Covid-19 virus has “done as much damage as the banking crisis”. “He told them to suspect sudden sharp shocks to the economy and said this was now an economic emergency,” the source added. Another source said: “Varadkar said we are facing an economic emergency”.
April 02, 2020 18:06 UTC