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FA Cup final set for August 1 after virus delay

LONDON  – The FA Cup final is set to take place on August 1 after the English Football Association announced provisional dates to finish the competition on Friday. After the Premier League revealed they plan to resume the season on June 17, the FA Cup has now returned to an English fixture list thrown into chaos by the coronavirus. The ... Read More »

Covid-19 Isolation Centre at ICCB to be launched by Monday

Bashundhara Isolation Centre, dedicated for COVID-19 patients at Bashundhara International Convention City (ICCB), will be formally launched on Sunday or Monday, said its Director Dr Tanvir Ahmed. “The 2,000-bed isolation centre would formally start receiving COVID-19 patients from Sunday or Monday,” he told UNB. “We’ll allow only COVID-19 infected patients referred by other hospitals,” he said adding that no patient ... Read More »

Zia’s 39th death anniversary Saturday

BNP will observe the 39th death anniversary of its founder and former President Ziaur Rahman on Saturday. BNP and pro-BNP socio-political organisations have drawn up different programmes, including online discussion meetings, and distribution of food and clothes among the destitute, to mark the day. Zia founded BNP in 1978. He was assassinated by some army officers at Chittagong Circuit House ... Read More »

Return to normal life as Italy’s Serie A resumes on June 20

ROME  – Italy’s Serie A was given the green light on Thursday to resume on June 20 after a three-month absence as one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic begins to ease restrictions. Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said that the government’s Technical and Scientific Committee (CTS) had agreed to the health protocol proposed by Italian football chiefs. ... Read More »

Brazilian judge suspends Neymar’s fine pay to tax office

BRASILIA  – A Brazilian judge has suspended Neymar’s payment of a fine of 88 million reais ($16.28 million) to tax authorities for irregularities, notably in connection with his transfer to Barcelona in 2013. The judge, Decio Gabriel Gimenez, at a court in Sao Paulo, suspended the payment of the fine “until further notice”, on the grounds that the exact amount ... Read More »

Jatri Kalyan Samity against transport fare hike

Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers’ welfare organisation insisted on not hiking the fares of public transports and urged government to reduce oil price and prevent extortion in transport section amid coronavirus pandemic. The organisation’s Secretary General Mozammel Haque came up with the request in a press statement on Friday. Fare hike will impose double the misery on people who are ... Read More »

Video: Former Norwegian PM Brundtland on Pandemic Leadership

Chicago Council on Global Affairs May 27 2020 (IPS) – Between 2002 and 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) faced the first pandemic of the globalized 21st century, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Under the leadership of Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland and through epidemiological, clinical, and logistical coordination, the WHO facilitated a strong and ultimately successful response to the outbreak. Read More »