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Can New York avoid a coronavirus exodus? | Free to read

Just over a year ago, before the modern plague descended, Manhattan’s Hudson Yards threw a launch party that was Versailles-like in its overabundance of champagne, oysters, top chefs, beautiful people and other trappings of a great city.  But on a recent afternoon, Hudson Yards was a ghost town. Its 1m-square-foot ...

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The Atelier des Lumières reopens its doors today

The Atelier des Lumières reopens its doors today

At a time when France is in the midst of a phase of “déconfinement”, the Ministry of Culture recalled in Le Parisien that “the reopening of bookshops, record shops, art galleries, libraries, media centres, certain museums and monuments [is possible] from 11 May”. Vogue lists the museums, the priorities being ...

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India never lost a major tournament with hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr in dugout

India never lost a major tournament with hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr in dugout

CHANDIGARH: India never lost a major tournament where Balbir Singh Senior, hockey legend who passed away at 96 on Monday, was in the dugout as either player or coach. ‘; var randomNumber = Math.random(); var isIndia = (window.geoinfo window.geoinfo.CountryCode === ‘IN’) (window.location.href.indexOf(‘outsideindia’) === -1 ); //console.log(isIndia randomNumber He was the ...

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Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances

Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with modest, more subdued ceremonies that also remembered those lost to the coronavirus. On ...

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Car convoys, small ceremonies mark Memorial Day in New York

Car convoys, small ceremonies mark Memorial Day in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers marked Memorial Day with car convoys and small ceremonies instead of parades, as those looking to honor fallen military memberscontended with coronavirus restrictions. “It’s something we’re upset about, but we understand,” said Raymond Aalbue, chairman of the United Military Veterans of Kings County, which ...

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Plan a Trip to Tanzania – One of Africa’s Best Kept Secrets

Plan a Trip to Tanzania – One of Africa’s Best Kept Secrets

Visiting Africa and embarking on a safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people. Achieving such travel dreams are temporarily on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there will come a day when social restrictions are lifted.    When that day comes, everyone will have a newfound appreciation for ...

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US faces Memorial Day like no other under virus restrictions

US faces Memorial Day like no other under virus restrictions

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with modest, more subdued ceremonies that also remembered those lost to the coronavirus. On ...

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Bringing post-fascist Rome to life with VR

Bringing post-fascist Rome to life with VR

A Swinburne researcher has received a prestigious research fellowship to explore Rome’s history under Nazi occupation. Associate Professor Flavia Marcello has been awarded the Balsdon Fellowship from the British School at Rome. The fellowship gives her the opportunity to travel to Italy, where she will stay for three months with ...

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Greece, Spain Slowly Reopen Tourism Industries

Greece, Spain Slowly Reopen Tourism Industries

The tourism industry is slowly being revived in some European countries with new precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Greece, whose economy relies heavily on tourism, reopened cafes and restaurants Monday under new social distancing guidelines. Travel to previously closed islands also resumed Monday, but thus far applies to ...

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