About 52,000 people flocked to Copenhagen’s Parken stadium a day after Denmark abolished coronavirus restrictions.
GREENWICH + DOCKLANDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: The ever-creative (and, even better, free!) GDIF returns, with family-friendly outdoor events including a recreation of the Northern Lights, a riverside fire garden, and a giant birdcage roaming the streets at dusk, with video projections of birds released onto the streets. Greenwich and surrounds, 27 August-11 September
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Music fans are returning to Reading and Leeds for the first time in two years after last year’s festivals were cancelled
Danish restaurants, bars, cinemas, gyms, sports stadiums and hairdressing salons have been open since that date for anyone who can prove that they are fully vaccinated, have a negative test result less than 72 hours old or contracted Covid within the past two to 12 weeks.
That requirement, already lifted from 1 August for some venues such as museums, will disappear for most others from 1 September, although a coronapas will still be needed for nightclubs and large events including football matches until 10 September.
The remainder of We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert has been canceled due to severe weather caused by Hurricane Henri.
Another senior lockdown-sceptic told MailOnline there are ‚likely‘ to be enough Tory rebels. But they stressed a revolt would be ‚pointless‘ unless Labour lines up against the measures.
‚It’s all about Keir Starmer… unless Labour go through the division lobbies in opposition it will happen,‘ the MP said.
The MP said the PM’s was using a ‚disgusting‘ tactic to pressure young people to get jabs. ‚I am profoundly disgusted that a Conservative government is manipulating the public like this… it is awful,‘ they said.
At a Downing Street press conference last night, Mr Johnson – who is self-isolating in Chequers after he was ‚pinged‘ by the NHS Covid app – said that proof of double-vaccination will be a ‚condition of entry‘ at clubs just hours after they reopened for the first time in 16 months.
He declined to specify which other venues will be targeted and even failed to rule out extending the scheme to other hospitality venues, including pubs. The policy is a major U-turn, with Cabinet ministers Michael Gove and Nadhim Zahawi previously denying there were plans to introduce so-called ‚Covid status certification‘ and Downing Street calling such a move ‚discriminatory‘.
There were countdowns to midnight at dozens of nightclubs in England as young people celebrated a return to clubbing after 16 months
“You would be putting door control on every pub, bar, restaurant, coffee shop, hotel, nightclub and music venue in the country [to check certificates] and that’s simply not happening at the moment,“ she told Sky News.
“You would see high levels of business failure, high levels of business closure unless there was substantive Government support.”
The final decision about 19 July will be taken on Monday morning, based on modelling from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) about Covid cases and pressures on the NHS.
The government had decided not to enforce Covid passports now because it would discriminate against younger people who have not been able to receive their second vaccination yet, The Times reported.
There are also fears it could damage the economy with people being turned away from the struggling hospitality industry.
But ministers believe that all over 18s will have been offered both doses by September and therefore vaccine passports can be enforced in venues where social distancing is not possible.
Scores of supporters prepared to call in sick for work today following a night of booze-fuelled partying after the Three Lions defeated Denmark 2-1 during a nail-biting showdown in front of 60,000 spectators at the Wembley Stadium.
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that under ‚freedom day‘ plans expected to be signed off by the Cabinet tomorrow:
The elation spilled into fan zones across England – including in Manchester and Birmingham – with Britons proudly draping the St George’s flag over their shoulders when the squad’s first knockout tournament win against Germany in 55 years was secured.
Crowds in Three Lions jerseys later emerged from pubs and tore through the streets of London, Leeds and Newcastle, with hundreds who gathered in Leicester Square and Wembley spraying beers over onlookers and setting off colourful smoke bombs.
Crowds, who had to provide a negative PCR test before arrival, were allowed to mosh and hug at the camping-only festival as they were freed from strict Covid regulations while onsite.
But the rock and metal event’s capacity was reduced by 90 per cent from 111,000 to around 10,000 as it was allowed to run as a smaller pilot event rather than being cancelled for the second year running.
The pilot events included 21,000 people at the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, plus two other matches at the venue.
There was a rave with 3,000 clubbers at the Circus nightclub in Liverpool, which saw partygoers not having to wear a mask.
Others included the Brit Awards, which hosted 4,000 people at London’s 02 Arena, and the snooker world championships at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre
The first night without the state of alarm saw an atmosphere of partying in many parts of Spain on Saturday night, as revelers took to the street from midnight onward when the emergency measures that had been in place for six months in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus expired. The festivities took place on the streets of the country despite the fact that the epidemiological data is far from good.
The BBC has worked out that 44 per cent of local authority areas in England, and more than half in Scotland, did not record a single Covid fatality in April. Hardly surprising given the low incidence of the virus. According to the ONS, around one person in a thousand was infected in the week up to 24 April – down from one in 50 in January.
Why, then, are we being so slow to open up?
Ticketholders had to take a Lateral Flow Test at a community testing site 24 hours before the event and had to produce a negative result to gain entry.
Attendees will then have to take another test five days after the event as part of the ERP’s research.
Ahead of the event, Festival Republic Managing Director Melvin Benn said: ‚This event is not about pushing vaccines or passports, we do not want to limit attendance to our events in any way.
– Thousands of revellers are returning to the dancefloor at the UK’s first post-lockdown ’nightclub‘ rave today
– But there will be tent of scientists outside the venue monitoring their behaviour at the two-day mini festival
Clubbers have been able to return to the dancefloor at a pilot event for 3,000 people.
Club night Circus hosted The First Dance in Liverpool, where revellers – who all had to produce negative Covid tests – did not have to wear face coverings or socially distance for the first time since before lockdown began.
The Group emphasized that with this decision, the former Brazilian president recovers his political rights and will be able, if he so wishes, to be a candidate in the next presidential elections in 2022.
German and Pakistani foreign ministers discussed on Monday bilateral relations and international issues, including the situation in Afghanistan.
„Peace negotiations need to be continued and violence in the country has to come to an end after decades of conflict,“ Heiko Maas said during a press conference in Berlin with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
After a year off the stage, a group of young artists have decided to keep the music of Beethoven, Ravel and Saint-Saëns alive by offering performances in Parisian courtyards, in full compliance with health regulations.
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Belgium, Brussels: Belgian police using water cannon, horses, riot gear and drones to disperse a gathering of young people at a park in Brussels today.
Around 2,000 people showed up towards the end of a warm and sunny day to attend „La Boum“ (the party) in the Bois de la Cambre park, local police said, even though the organizers had revealed days earlier that their invitation on social media was a hoax. Local media put the number of people at about 5,000.
Hundreds of police, many in riot gear and some on horseback, broke up a knot of would-be revelers beside a lake in the park with back-up from water cannon trucks and tear gas.
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The city has now extended the restrictions for at least 3 weeks.
Miami Beach police are taking drastic measures to impose a new curfew as spring breakers overwhelmed the city …
After a report about the party, officers went to the shed where the gathering took place. There the atmosphere changed and those present behaved aggressively towards the police. The guests were between 15 and 78 years old.
– Met officers broke up rave under railway arch, Hackney, in early hours of Sunday
– Bodycam shows loud music being played and a crowd of people in a small space
– It comes after Birmingham police officers issued £16k of fines after breaking up birthday party, an event inside a shop and poker night in the city on Friday night
Reportedly, the youngsters took to the streets, played loud music, and drank alcohol. At least a hundred young people had gathered in the center around 9 p.m. From there, they marched through the streets chanting “dictatorship.” They were addressed by someone with a megaphone who said, “today is the first day that we let you know that we are done.” The protestors also lit fireworks with which they attacked the police.
The police struggled to bring the situation on the control and had to call in the riot control unit. What followed was a game of ‘cat and mouse’, in which the police with long batons ran through the streets and groups of protestors repeatedly managed to escape via side streets.
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In the moments following the announcement that Joe Biden had been projected the winner of the U.S. presidential race, cable news was quick to show people celebrating in the streets Saturday. Some municipalities also saw pro-Trump demonstrations as supporters expressed sorrow, anger and mistrust.
Deputies said they found three walk-up bars inside as well as a DJ for what appeared to be a Halloween-themed celebration. They shut down the party and charged people for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and violating pandemic executive orders that put a ban on mass gathering.
It was called the „Grand cultural party for the recuperation of democracy“ and incldued the presence of all peoples and nationalities of the country.
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„This is not the time to party“, insisted Berlin’s democratic mayor, Michael Müller. „We want to prevent another more severe lockdown“, he added, with a particular message for people under 40.
Angela Merkel argued in favour of the measure on Friday, after consulting mayors from Germany’s 11 largest cities.
Those who are not vulnerable should immediately be allowed to resume life as normal. Simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practiced by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold. Schools and universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular activities, such as sports, should be resumed. Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home. Restaurants and other businesses should open. Arts, music, sport and other cultural activities should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity.
On October 4, 2020, this declaration was authored and signed in Great Barrington, United States, by:
Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University, a biostatistician, and epidemiologist with expertise in detecting and monitoring infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine safety evaluations.
Dr. Sunetra Gupta, professor at Oxford University, an epidemiologist with expertise in immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor at Stanford University Medical School, a physician, epidemiologist, health economist, and public health policy expert focusing on infectious diseases and vulnerable populations.
On Monday the UN marks the 75 years of the Organization with a High-level meeting featuring many world leaders. The theme is, “The future we want, the United Nations we need”, and there is a strong focus on the role of youth, and ensuring the UN remains relevant for future generations.
• Live broadcast of High-level meeting
• UNcomplicated podcast: the UN turns 75
• UN75 photo story
• Richard Curtis video, Nations United
• Lid Is On podcast, narrated by Julia Roberts
• W.H. Auden’s „Hymn to the United Nations“
„We must not risk that day care centres and schools will close again and that children are forced to remain at home for weeks because we have accepted higher infection rates due to lax rules at family parties,“ Saskia Esken, co-leader of the Social Democrats, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) newspaper.
Ralph Brinkhaus, leader of the CDU/CSU conservative parliamentary bloc, said: „Unfortunately since the start of summer a certain recklessness has spread.“
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All of the new cases are teens between the ages of 15 and 19, and Middletown health officials say they are running into resistance while trying to track the cases.
Authorities said 20 partygoers between the ages of 15 and 19 are believed to have been exposed to the global pandemic at a house party on West Front Street in the city on July 11, ABC News reported Thursday.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.
Liverpool fans turned out in their thousands at Anfield tonight as their side lifted the Premier League title for the first time – but they ignored police demands to go home and set off smoke bombs and fireworks outside the stadium.
Footage showed people thronged together, breaking social distancing rules as they gathered to dance, drink and blast music at the former RAF airfield.
From July 6, the controversial quarantine arrangements will be replaced by a traffic light system, with officials placing countries into green, amber and red categories based on the prevalence of coronavirus within each nation’s borders.
While the full list of countries involved is still being confirmed, the initial phase of travel opening up is expected to involve France, Greece and Spain. The list of approved countries is due to be announced next week.
Aan het einde van de middag is een aantal demonstranten op het Malieveld gearresteerd. Ze demonstreerden tegen de coronamaatregelen.
”De sfeer slaat om bij de betoging tegen de coronamaatregelen op het Malieveld”, dat deelt de Haagse politie via Twitter. Het aantal meer demonstranten neemt nog steeds toe. Ook zouden er nu supporters van verschillende voetbalclubs op het veld staan. Op het Malieveld moesten sommige mensen rennen voor hun leven. Een ME-busje scheurde namelijk over het Malieveld en reed in op mensen. Gelukkig konden alle mensen op tijd aan de kanten rennen. Hieronder de beelden.
The demonstration started out relatively quiet and orderly, but the number of demonstrators quickly grew from a few hundred to thousands. Participants did not stay 1.5 meters apart, according to the police. At 1:30 p.m., the police ordered protesters to leave, but not all of them responded. During the course of the afternoon, the demonstration split into two group – peaceful protesters and people seeking confrontation with the police, according to NU.nl.
The police eventually took action on the Malieveld, using charges and a water canon to disperse protesters, according to the newspaper.
‚Virus Waanzin‘, the movement behind this protest, want social distancing and other measures in place against the spread of Covid-19 to be lifted. They planned to issue their demands in a demonstration in the form of a festival, including performances by DJs, on the Malieveld on Sunday. The organization expected at least 10 thousand attendees.
BRITAIN has finally left the EU tonight as millions celebrate one of the biggest moments in the nation’s history.
The UK is at last an independent country again, sparking wild scenes of joy across our United Kingdom.
Singing patriotic songs and waving Union Jacks, thousands of Britons flocked to a muddy patch of grass outside parliament on a damp Friday night to toast their moment of history: Britain’s departure from the European Union.
A Brexit Party in Parliament Square as the UK officially leaves the EU.
Forty-seven years and 30 days after we joined. Three decades since the rot set in with the drive towards a United States of Europe. Seven years after David Cameron promised a referendum and 3½ traumatic years since Leave won it. It is hard to exaggerate the magnitude of this moment.
It’s not the end of the world as we know it, but it could be the end of using R.E.M. songs at Trump rallies, according to bassist Mike Mills who says the band is considering legal action.
After President Trump played R.E.M. songs “Everybody Hurts” and “Losing My Religion” at his Tuesday night rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mills expressed his frustration and announced the band is „exploring all legal avenues“ to prevent Trump from using their music.
A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
Er singt von jenen, die auf dem Weg durchs gelobte Land des amerikanischen way of life die Orientierung verloren haben und spielt sie später auf der Leinwand.
In a new book of his lyrics, „‚Til Wrong Feels Right,“ Iggy looks back on his career. „It was really fun to do the ’60s, the ’70s. By the ’80s, I’m getting grumpy,“ he laughed.
And by the ’90s, he writes, he’d „become an endangered species.“
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Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark.
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The Icelandic band Hatari created a stir at Eurovision 2019 when they displayed banners in support of Palestine when cameras panned to them during an announcement of Iceland’s points, highlighting the controversial nature of this year’s competition hosted in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ever since Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidency, speculation has swirled around what makes the choleric retired army captain run. No longer: It’s mothballs.
This week, Bolsonaro instructed the nation’s armed forces – to whom he still swoons, though he left their ranks for politics 30 years ago – to commemorate March 31. That’s the date, in 1964, when the military deposed an elected president, seized power and held on for the next 21 years.
The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming North American tour due to Mick Jagger’s need for medical treatment.
“Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,” the band’s publicist said in a press release. “The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.
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Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters slammed an upcoming „Live Aid“-style concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Venezuela, calling the event a U.S.-backed effort to tarnish the socialist government in a video circulating Tuesday.
„It has nothing to do with humanitarian aid at all,“ the 75-year old Waters said. „It has to do with Richard Branson … having bought the US saying, ‚We have decided to take over Venezuela, for whatever our reasons may be.'“
Mooney said Fender hopes to establish “a new category” with an instrument that has features of both acoustics and electric. For example, the new Acoustasonic works with either kind of amplification systems and can be plugged directly into a laptop to make digital recordings.
The „Dede Gorgud’s heritage: a file on culture, folk legends and music” by Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey was included in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage at the 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Port Louis, Mauritius, according to a joint statement of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
(18.8.2018) Jack White staged a private concert for Tesla workers Friday at the electric-car manufacturer’s plant in Fremont, California, where the rocker also test drove an upcoming Tesla model.
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남한 예술단, 13년만에 평양에서 공연… 김정은 부부 참석 Our top story this morning… North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife were among the guests on Sunday at the first of two special concerts in Pyongyang by South Korean artists. It seems he enjoyed it so much that he suggested holding another concert in autumn
„Music makes the child a special being; it opens up intellectual potentialities and dignifies it. He sows values in the soul and teaches him to appreciate the beautiful, the noble,“ Abreu said, adding that he believed that culture for the poor should not be „a poor culture.“
From humble beginnings, The System network expanded to 300 choirs and orchestras that received awards from the Royal Swedish Academy and UNESCO.