‘It’s ruining everyone’: eerie quiet reigns in coronavirus-hit South Korean city

More than half of the countrys 602 cases have been traced to a church in Daegu Sunday morning found Kim Tae-woo sitting in his convenience store at the normally bustling East Daegu train station, counting the days customers on the fingers of one hand. Things are beyond quiet here, he said. It feels like Im at a meditation centre. Im thinking of removing the magazine stand. No one has the peace of mind to flip through them now. South Koreas …

A teen girl beat the boys to become the first female wrestler to win her state championship

(CNN)For a moment, it looked like Heaven Fitch was about to lose. The teen wrestling phenom was on the mat under her opponent in the last few seconds of the state championship match. Fitch, a wrestling titan who competes with teen boys in the 106-pound weight class, triumphantly flexed after her win. Later that weekend, she won the award for most outstanding wrestler. Not that any of it surprised her. “I just wrestled my best, and I kind of dominated …

Social media revives speculation that Dean Koontz novel predicted disease similar to coronavirus

Dean Koontz’s 1981 thriller “The Eyes of Darkness” describes a deadly virus called “Wuhan-400,” named after the Chinese city it originated from, and the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak that’s infected over 82,000 people in 48 countries so far. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) SOME CALIFORNIA HEALTH WORKERS HELD IN ISOLATION, QUARANTINE AFTER EXPOSURE TO CORONAVIRUS PATIENT, OFFICIALS SAY In the book, the Wuhan-400 was man-made and developed in labs outside the city — which differs …

Depression cases ‘linked to universal credit’

The spike in mental-health cases could also have been influenced by the broader range of welfare changes, she said. What is universal credit? Benefits officials’ apology over death Universal credit claimants ‘struggling to cope’ But the study added to the “mounting evidence of substantial mental-health harms related to universal credit”. And it was crucial the government conducted robust health-impact assessments of all welfare changes, including universal credit. Long delays The researchers found no links to any impact on physical health, …

Arsenal sent crashing out of Europa League by late Olympiakos winner

Youssef El-Arabis late extra-time goal gave Olympiakos a 2-1 win on the night and put them through on away goals This was a lesson Arsenal had to learn eventually but it could not have come at a more costly moment. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spent two years bailing out sluggish performances and embodying a model of consistency in a team that has shown none. He seemed to have done it yet again, with the stakes perhaps higher than ever, when he …

Unpopular Opinion: Now Is A Good Time To Rewatch Contagion

Chrissy Stockton Updated February 28, 2020 Chrissy Stockton Updated February 28, 2020 Contagion It occurred to me when I was shopping for medical masks following a lot of hand-wringing about coronavirus during the democratic primary debate that it would be an excellent time to rewatch one of my favorite pandemic movies (see also: ) . Contagion To be clear, this proposal is meant to be a little bit silly. I love being scared, especially when the threat is something I …

Trump views India as another state to turn red on his 2020 campaign trail

Trumps trip was strategically designed to stoke themes of nationalism and protectionism for Indian Americans Donald Trump made headlines this week while touring India alongside prime minister and true friend Narendra Modi, with plenty of fanfare, botched speeches, and questionable broccoli samosas along the way. But this was not just a diplomatic trip for Trump, who made a visible appearance at the Howdy Modi rally held by the Indian diaspora in Houston, Texas, last year. Nor was it solely a …

Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh smashes half marathon record wearing Nike Vaporfly shoes

(CNN)Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh became the latest athlete to break a world record wearing Nike’s controversial Vaporfly shoes as she won the Ras Al Khaimah half marathon in the United Arab Emirates. Running at four minute 55 second pace per mile (1604m), Yeshaneh shrugged off the attentions of Kosgei after the 16km mark and pulled away for a famous victory. Both were running in an revised version of Nike’s Vaporfly shoes, which comply with new rules set by World Athletics to …

New technology could end trains’ wi-fi ‘notspots’

And our smartphones and tablets don’t just give us the ability to reply to emails and work on spreadsheets. Others value the opportunity to interact on social media or watch amusing videos of kittens. But if you’re on a train that can be hit and miss to say the least. Even if your carriage has wi-fi, whether you can use it to contact the rest of the world typically depends on the quality of the mobile phone network outside. ‘Irritating …

Javid: I resigned to uphold ‘sensible’ government

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSajid Javid: Ministers decide on their advisers Sajid Javid has said his resignation as Chancellor was necessary to uphold the “national interest” and sensible “checks and balances” in government. He quit the cabinet in the prime minister’s reshuffle after a row over merging his team with No 10’s advisers. In a personal statement in the Commons explaining his decision, he defended the Treasury’s independence and said it must be able to “speak …