Muslims around the world perform Eid prayers amid Covid-19 pandemic distancing

Issued on: 31/07/2020 – 20:01 Masked and socially distanced to fight the coronavirus, Muslims around the world held prayers on Friday to mark the festival of Eid al-Adha, with mosques at reduced capacity and some praying in the open air. Advertising Read more Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz, 84, whose country is home toContinue reading “Muslims around the world perform Eid prayers amid Covid-19 pandemic distancing”

Man struck and killed by Fitchburg Line train in Somerville

By adamg on Fri, 07/31/2020 – 2:29pm Transit Police report an outbound commuter-rail train hit and killed a man on the Fitchburg Line tracks near Beacon Street, around 1 p.m. Police say the man was “intentionally on the right of way” and that foul play is not suspected. Neighborhoods:  Free tagging:  Ad: tinyurlv.htu.nuclck.ruulvis.netshrtco.de

Scores of anti-government protesters arrested in Zimbabwe

Issued on: 31/07/2020 – 17:36Modified: 31/07/2020 – 17:39 Scores of people were arrested Friday in Zimbabwe as hundreds of military troops as well as police attempted to thwart an anti-government protest, with streets empty and many people hiding indoors. Advertising Read more Organizers said demonstrators originally planned to protest alleged government corruption but instead targetedContinue reading “Scores of anti-government protesters arrested in Zimbabwe”

Northeastern students will have to test negative on three coronavirus tests over five days before being allowed to physically attend classes

Northeastern today announced specifics of its Covid-19 plan for this fall, and it starts with an immediate Covid-19 test and then a trek to their rooms to await the results. The requirement applies to all students, even if they’re coming from states Gov. Baker says are exempt from the state’s quarantine rule – other NewContinue reading “Northeastern students will have to test negative on three coronavirus tests over five days before being allowed to physically attend classes”

SF Giants manager Gabe Kapler takes responsibility for ‘mental screw-up’ in 10th inning

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler walks toward the dugout after visiting the mound during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) less San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler walks toward the dugout after visiting the mound during theContinue reading “SF Giants manager Gabe Kapler takes responsibility for ‘mental screw-up’ in 10th inning”

British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of ‘Midnight Express’, dies at 76

Issued on: 31/07/2020 – 18:19 British filmmaker Alan Parker, whose movies included “Bugsy Malone,” “Fame,” “Midnight Express” and “Evita,” has died at 76. Advertising Read more A statement from the director’s family says Parker died Friday in London after a long illness. Parker was one of Britain’s most successful directors, whose diverse body of work includesContinue reading “British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of ‘Midnight Express’, dies at 76”

Tourists running amok in the White Mountains

By adamg on Fri, 07/31/2020 – 10:28am WBZ reports the town manager in Conway, NH is complaining about “tourists acting like sailors on shore leave” this summer – and he should know, since he was once a sailor who took shore leave. Free tagging:  Ad: tinyurlv.htu.nuclck.ruulvis.netshrtco.de

All aboard: EU approves Alstom’s purchase of Bombardier rail unit

Issued on: 31/07/2020 – 16:34 The European Commission gave French engineering giant Alstom the green light to buy Canadian train-maker Bombardier Transport on Friday, a year-and-a-half after blocking a mega-merger with Germany’s Siemens. Advertising Read more Paris and Berlin were infuriated when Brussels blocked the former plan to build an all European giant but theContinue reading “All aboard: EU approves Alstom’s purchase of Bombardier rail unit”