(OctoberNorway is one of three Nordic nations that has scrapped all Covid-19 rules in the past few weeks – along with Sweden and Denmark. 20, 2021)
Norway will reopen society on Saturday, the government said, ending its coronavirus-curbing restrictions, which have limited social interaction and hobbled many businesses.
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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Liam Gallagher live hello Leeds festival 2021
Music fans are returning to Reading and Leeds for the first time in two years after last year’s festivals were cancelled
Did achieve something: 23%
Did not achieve anything: 53%
Don’t know: 24%
This support spans partisan affiliations, though larger majorities of Democrats (77%) and Independents (73%) than Republicans (56%) agree.
These results corroborate the findings of other polls conducted over the past several months.
By contrast, 27 percent of respondents said they oppose the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, including 7 percent who strongly oppose and 20 percent who somewhat oppose.
According to the health department, the number of people using the NHS Test and Trace app to register at pubs, shops and other venues fell 10 per cent compared with the previous week — which has been seen as another sign of deletions.
Forty per cent of respondents say they never had the app in the first place
There were countdowns to midnight at dozens of nightclubs in England as young people celebrated a return to clubbing after 16 months
The pair were both pinged by the Test and Trace app telling them to self-isolate after Health Secretary Sajid Javid tested positive for coronavirus.
They were to use a little-known pilot scheme which allows people out of self-isolation every day they pass a lateral flow test.
However after just two-and-a-half hours of severe backlash from across the country, the pair have now performed a hasty U-turn and announced they will be isolating.
People enjoy the weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset this afternoon as sun-seekers flock to the coast
England led their first final since in 1966 for 65 long minutes – but Italy controlled possession, played most of the football and ultimately just about deserved their victory.
Wembley was wild, almost anarchic. As the tackles snapped, the atmosphere crackled and the concrete literally shook.
Let’s be real: some people want to live in lockdown forever because they fear and loathe ordinary people.
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.
A GB News poll ran on our Twitter page has revealed the majority of you would not wear a face mask if it was not a legal requirement.
More than 37,000 people cast their vote shortly after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to tear up England’s coronavirus regulations.
The health secretary added that it is „shocking“ to see „all the other health problems that have built up“ during the pandemic.
„Some seven million people have not come forward during the pandemic for help from the NHS with their health problems – seven million people,“ he said.
„Now just think about all the health problems that have been stored up and we need to treat that as a priority too – it cannot just be about COVID.“
He joins a growing number of MPs and leading scientists, including Prof Tim Spector, of King’s College London, warning the daily slew of Covid statistics are terrifying people and they lack any context, such as figures on flu, heart disease and cancer.
Conservative MPs are pressing Downing Street to follow officials in Quebec, Canada, and Singapore by moving to weekly updates or similar, ahead of the July 19 unlocking.
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.
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Thousands of people rallied across the U.S. and the world Saturday following days of violence in Gaza and Israel that’s killed at least 145 Palestinians, including 41 children, and eight Israelis, per AP.
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.
Thousands of fans are returning to Wembley Stadium today (Sunday) as part of a Government programme to ensure the safe return of live entertainment.
It comes after people in England enjoyed their first weekend nights out since restrictions were eased on beer gardens and outdoor dining.
Restaurants and pubs across the country were booked with some seeing their busiest day of trading in years on Friday.
Legal action has begun against the government challenging guidance stopping care home residents taking journeys from their homes.
Pressure group John’s Campaign has started the proceedings in a pre-action letter sent to the Department of Health and Social Care.
The group – which is made up of both care home residents and their families – say that the ban on over-65s going on trips from the homes is unlawful.
With just three days before Israel’s fourth election in two years tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23, the weekly protests against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued last Saturday night, March 20, in city squares, at major intersections, and along highway overpasses throughout the country. The protests were organized under the slogans “Go vote,” “Replace the government,” and “Bring about change.”
In Newcastle hordes of shoppers were spotted descending on to the Quayside this morning despite government appeals to stay indoors
Aretha Franklin performing ‚Think‘ in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
Les deux Arabesques de Claude Debussy interprétées à la harpe par Héloïse de Jenlis.
Published on Oct 27, 2009
The revolution starts tomorrow.
– Officers will ‚move through the gears‘ and fine people £200 if they think a person is flouting the restrictions
– It comes as footage showed three police officers surrounding a woman for leaving her house more than once
– Another four officers appear to arrest a different woman for what she claims was ’sitting on a bench‘ by sea
– The West Mercia police force tweeted: ‚There have been two reports of snowballs being thrown last night‘
– Came as friends were surrounded, read their rights and fined £200 each after driving seven miles for a walk
– Derbyshire Police has previously been criticised for using drones to film dog walkers and dying lagoon black
– Priti Patel insisted it’s ‚right‘ for officers to confront Britons sat on park benches after criticism of their tactics
– Officers in England and Wales have handed out more than 30,000 fines under coronavirus laws since March
It is expected to cause a scramble for return flights as around 100,000 Brits are currently away in hotspots such as Dubai and the Maldives.
Ministers agreed the strict measures last night amid growing pressure to tighten borders – but have not confirmed a start date, although it is expected to be next week.
– Scotland Yard revealed that officers will be told to stop civilians in the street and ask why they are not at home
– MailOnline witnessed patrols out in force in Hammersmith today stopping Tube travellers and drivers
– Police in Derbyshire stopped people outside National Trust property including a woman desperate for the loo
– Officers in Birmingham City Center questioned a couple with pushchair to ask what business they had in town
– Priti Patel backs police to demand answers about why public are out with a ’stay at home‘ order in place
– This includes approaching people in parks, drivers out and about and going to homes if they are very noisy
– Police arrested 28 demonstrators for flouting restrictions and fined four men £800 for driving to McDonald’s
She said: ‚My house. That is bullying. This is my house. Get out of my house. I did not ask you in here.‘
A young boy can be seen in the video as the woman’s daughter said: ‚Just stop it mum‘.
Two women, aged 18 and 48, and a 43-year-old man were charged in connection with assaulting police officers and threatening and abusive behaviour, according to Police Scotland.
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The short version is that I’m tired of seeing people suffer in one of the most powerful countries in the world, and it’s time to hold our representatives accountable for change.
Simply advocating sanity over insanity gets you shoved out of sight and out of mind by the narrative managers responsible for preserving a world order that is stark raving insane from top to bottom. If you oppose the systems exploited by the ruling power establishment which murders, exploits and oppresses people at home and abroad all day every day while destroying the very ecosystem we depend on for survival, then you are branded a lunatic and your wrongthink quarantined so as not to infect the mainstream herd.
This dynamic is made possible by the fact that the powerful are constantly pouring their wealth and influence into manufacturing the collective delusion that madness is sanity and sickness is health.
Londoners shrugged off a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic and flocked to pubs and restaurants on Wednesday night, hours before the introduction of a new month-long lockdown across England.
FT research shows London and New York have suffered the most from the pandemic, but more substantial change lies ahead
Darkened storefronts adorned with “Closed” and “For Lease” signs have become common sights in both urban and rural areas.
Maryland is no exception. From my hometown in Takoma Park to the bucolic charm of Chestertown, many businesses have shuttered or are hanging on for dear life.
It was described as ‚unenforceable‘ by the Police Federation earlier this week and there is still no sign of any high-visibility patrols or roadblocks to deter travel from Merseyside – despite Liverpool being in Tier 3.
Those who ignore the restrictions will be breaking the law and could face fixed penalty notices starting at £50 – but there have so far been no reports of drivers being stopped.
Regulations in the second level of lockdown means people must not socialise with anybody outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting nor socialise in a group of more than six outside – including in a garden.
About 20,000 protesters are gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem Saturday evening for the tenth week in a row, calling for his resignation, as tensions with police run high following documented incidents of police violence at last week’s protest.
Parallel protests were held outside Netanyahu’s private residence in Caesarea and at over 300 bridges and major intersections nationwide.
Record numbers packed the seafront on Friday, despite Government warnings, and with little signs of social distancing, on what was the UK’s hottest August day since 2003.
There were similar scenes again today as staycationers in Bournemouth were seen emerging from tents they’d set up overnight to try and secure the best spots, while Sussex Police turned away cars from a full Camber Sands beach as early as 10am.
In North Wales, described as being a scene of ‚bedlam‘ yesterday, a councillor’s plea for visitors to avoid towns appeared to be ignored as the local police force reported a ‚considerable build up‘ of traffic in Abersoch as drivers made their way to the beach.
– Partygoers took advantage of hot weather this weekend to head out drinking in Manchester and Blackpool
– Groups of friends could be seen hugging and crowded outside nightclubs, pubs, bars and restaurants
Fort Worth bar owner Chris Polone has organized what’s labeled as “Freedom Fest,” in which hundreds of bar owners say they’ll open their doors and set ’em up Saturday. About 800 bar owners have promised participation, Polone told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which could place their state liquor licenses in jeopardy.
Polone, however, is now organizing Freedom Fest in alliance with other bars and venues across the state that will open their doors illegally for concerts on Saturday, July 25.
When Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officers gave him the option of shutting the event down or losing his liquor license on July 4, Polone — who was broadcasting on Facebook Live — got on stage, ranted, and tore up the paperwork. Then he went outside, lit up a cigarette, and said his lawyers were ready to sue the state of Texas.
For too long we haven’t heard on the main news shows the dozens of medical experts who say we are walking on shaking ground that will topple us into a yawning abyss when the state closes down. They’ve made a mockery of Profs. Yoram Lass, Eyal Shachar, Idit Matot, Dr. Amir Sachar and many, many others, hid them deep down under the layers of horror, from which the coronavirus czar sprouted. There are no piles of dead bodies, so many people on ventilators that the hospitals cannot cope, enormous numbers of patients in critical condition forming a bottleneck in the hospitals. And it’s doubtful there ever will be.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday, before marching to the Knesset, supervised by a major police presence.
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.
Israel’s social workers – currently involved in indefinite strike action – have attempted to block Jerusalem’s Light Rail as they continue to protest work and conditions.
Scores, if not hundreds, gathered on and around the tracks in downtown Jerusalem, preventing trains in both directions from leaving their stations.
‚We’re young and no longer willing to shut up and be nice,‘ says one of the thousands of demonstrators who turned up near the Prime Minister’s Residence angry and bold
Thousands of Israelis protested outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday (July 14), demanding his resignation over what they say has been an inept government response to the coronavirus crisis as well as his corruption trial.
Around 2,000 protesters arrived at the rally under the moniker “Bastille Day,” named after the July 14th French National Day which commemorates the storming of a grand fortress — an event that launched the French Revolution in 1789.
Netanyahu has been drawing criticism not only for his alleged misconduct in the three corruption cases against him, but also for his attacks on the attorney general, the media, law enforcement and the judiciary in his arguments that the charges against him are baseless.
Protesters have also demanded further investigation into allegations of impropriety in the purchase of submarines from Germany.
– Thousands of drinkers have seized upon today’s wave of easing to enjoy their first pint post-lockdown
– But as the revelry grows livelier into the night, there are fears pub-goers will fail to stick to distancing rules
– London’s Borough Market was heaving this evening and drinkers were pictured bunched together on street
– Pub-goers are set to sink a staggering 15million pints at 23,000 establishments across the country
The public increasingly ignored the rules and demanded their summer on the sand, swimming, sunbathing and just hanging out. Unable to stop the crowds, county officials simply gave up.
Yesterday I heard from @PizzaPilgrims
staff about how they’re making their restaurant COVID-19 Secure so customers can enjoy their pizza safely.
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.
As the evening wore on, the crowd swelled to about 500 people. After the Ginstitute stopped serving take away drinks, the local Sainsbury’s sold £5000 of beer and wine in less than 3 hours.
Fans gather outside Anfield to celebrate Liverpool winning the Premier League for the first time ever.
Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a league title is over after they were confirmed as Premier League champions.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said services were „completely overstretched“ as huge numbers of visitors defied advice to stay away – prompting authorities to declare the major incident.
Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood said Dorset had seen „half a million visitors“ to the area causing traffic jams and full beaches.
With so much national attention on the politics, it may seem a small thing to focus on food, which is only one part of the ecosystem at the CHOP/CHAZ. But the way people eat there offers a glimpse into the energy of the protest space, whether it’s through pop-up community kitchens, street vendors selling items right in the middle of everything, or local restaurants trying to figure out their place as a support pipeline.
Specifically, Mr. Cuomo said that bar patrons in Manhattan and the Hamptons on Long Island had been flouting the rules, and warned that if local officials did not crack down on such behavior the state could be forced to suspend re-opening plans.
“There is a very real possibility that we would roll back the reopening in those areas,” he said, adding that if people didn’t abide social distancing rules, including wearing masks, a second wave of infections was almost inevitable. “It will come. And once it comes, it’s too late.”
Martin Gugino is an American hero. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.
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But despite ten Tory backbenchers demanding the scalp of his closest adviser and the mastermind of the Brexit Vote Leave campaign, he backed the divisive Machiavellian figure over revelations he twice travelled 270 miles from London to Durham while the public were told to stay at home.
The hysteria over his trip to his parents‘ home is driven by nothing more than Remainer revenge.
Here’s a better angle. The man was refusing to stay inside at a special Covid-19 quarantine centre. There are currently 393 people obliged to stay in the facility at Sochi observatory. This also explains the cheering.
Instead of practicing recommended social distancing by city, nation, and state leaders, a large group of people gathered in the middle of Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to dance Sunday evening.