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NBA legend’s trainers sell for a sum of $560,000

Basketball legend Michael Jordan’s sighned trainers from 1985 sold for a sum of $560,000 (£463,000) in an online fair.

The Nike Air Jordan 1s, put on by Jordan during his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls, were anticipated to earn between $100,00-$150,000 at Sotheby’s.

The preceding record was $437,500 for a pair of Nike’s 1972 Moon Shoes.

Jordan wore unsuited trainers, with the left a size 13 and the right a size 13.5.

The Air Jordan 1s were sold by Jordan Geller, who started up the trainer museum Shoezeum in Las Vegas.

The sale happen at the same time with a Netflix documentary – The Last Dance – with behind-the-scenes footage of the Bulls’ Chase for a sixth NBA title in the 1997-98 season.

Source___BBC News

WHO investigates possible coronavirus link to infrequent disease in children

Several countries have disclosed cases of children highly-flown by an illness with symptoms similar to Kawasaki’s disease.

The World Health Organization has said it is finding a possible link between coronavirus and a rare inflammatory illness that has ill and killed children in Europe and the United States.

In recent weeks, several countries have disclosed cases of children strike by an inflammatory disease with symptoms similar to those of a rare condition, called Kawasaki’s disease.

“Initial reports hypothesise that this syndrome may be related to COVID-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing on Friday.

“It is critical to urgently and carefully characterise this clinical syndrome, to understand causality and to describe treatment interventions.”

“Initial reports hypothesise that this syndrome may be related to COVID-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing on Friday.

“It is critical to urgently and carefully characterise this clinical syndrome, to understand causality and to describe treatment interventions.”

*Tedros’s comments after a doctor in France on Friday said a nine-year-old boy there who had tested positive for COVID-19 had died from the syndrome, marking the first such death in the country.*

Close child casualties are being probed in New York and London.

Source___Aljazeera

Trump economy encounters long-term catastrophe as jobs data emerges

The swaying economic pain — might be one of the trounce since the 1930s — of the American economy in the time of the Corona Virus pandemic will be graphically intensified in two new rounds of unemployment data that are due on Thursday and Friday.

“The figures will show Americans who have and will lose their livelihoods as common victims of the most cruel public health crisis in 100 years, along with the sick and the more than 73,000 people who have so far died.”

The anticipation of an extended economic hovel will have vital implications in politics. It is already threatening to humidify memories of the roaring economy that President Donald Trump was banking on to carry him to a second term.

“It may also provide an opening to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden who helped bring the country back from the last economic crisis in the Obama administration.”

The coming reality that the “rocket” like glance the President foretell is unlikely may be behind Trump’s drastically frantic statements on a emergency he has also declared will soon be over.

“We went through the worst attack we’ve ever had on our country,” he said on Wednesday. For weeks early this year, Trump was in denial and painted the threat from the virus as tiny.

“This is really the worst attack we’ve ever had. This is worse than Pearl Harbor. This is worse than the World Trade Center,” Trump said Wednesday.

Trump also called on schools to resume and cut off a nurse visiting the Oval Office who observed that personal preventive equipment had been “sporadic” in hospitals.

Source___CNN

Apple, Google outlaw use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said they would outlaw the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are coming together to help slow the escalation of the novel coronavirus.

Apple and Google, whose operating systems is use by 99% of smart phones, said last month they would work together to shape a system for telling people who have been near others who have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The companies ploy to allow only public health authorities to use the technology.

“Both companies said privacy and preventing governments from using the system to compile data on citizens was a primary goal. The system uses Bluetooth signals from phones to detect encounters and does not use or store GPS location data.”

But the developers of official coronavirus-related apps in several U.S. states told Reuters last month it was of important they allowed to use GPS location data in conjunction with the new contact tracing system to track how escalations of the pandemic is and identify hotspots.

Privacy experts made an alarm that any cache of location data associated to health issues could make businesses and individuals at risk to being spurn if the data is exposed.

“Apple and Google also said Monday they will allow only one app per country to use the contact system, to avoid fragmentation and encourage wider adoption. The companies said they would, however, support countries that opt for a state or regional approach, and that U.S. states will be allowed to use the system.”

Source___Reuters

Coronavirus Death Toll Top 250,000 As Billions Raised Aloft For A Vaccine Push

Global deaths from the coronavirus escalated and topped a quarter-million on Monday, mainly in the US and Europe even as both regions steadily moved away from lockdown and world leaders garnered billions towards a vaccine.

An AFP result of official figures showed that Europe is the hardest-hit continent with around 145,000 fatalities, and the United States recorded close to 68,700 — together accounting for more than 85 percent of global fatalities.

An internal government approximated in Washington forecasts an even aggravating number of fatalities for the country. It said the daily COVID-19 death toll could double by the end of May.

In Europe, though, governments percive they have passed the point of the disease with deaths in the continent’s worst affected countries, drastically dropped as a result of nearly two months of restrainment.

Restaurants in Italy partly reopened and Germans lined up for haircuts in a Europe encompassing cautiously out of lockdown.

“Half of the planet has been under orders to shelter in place, and much of the world remained cautious even as countries from India to Nigeria sought to ease restrictions so that businesses can remain afloat and workers earn a wage after the pandemic-induced economic crash.”

Update___Channels TV

Three family members hold accountable for shooting a security guard who told a customer to put on a face mask

Three family members have been hold accountable in the killing of a security guard who told a customer at a Michigan Family Dollar store to wear a state-restricted face mask, officials said on Monday.

Calvin Munerlyn, 43, died at a Flint hospital after he was shot in the head Friday, said Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser.

Sharmel and Larry Teague are married, and Bishop is Sharmel’s the killer is their son, according to the prosecutor’s office.

“From all indications, Mr. Munerlyn was simply doing his job in upholding the Governor’s Executive Order related to the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of store employees and customers,” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said in the statement.

Footage also shows that promptly after the argument, the woman left in an SUV. But about 20 minutes later, the SUV returned.

Two men — known to be Bishop and Larry Teague — entered the store, according to the statement. One of them wailed at Munerlyn about being rude to his wife, Leyton said. The other man, later known to be Bishop, then reportedly shot the security guard, the statement said.

Police are still searching for Larry Teague and Bishop, the prosecutor’s office said.

Sharmel Teague is in detention and awaiting indictment on her charges in 67th District Court.

“In addition to the murder charge, Bishop also faces charges of felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon,” the prosecutor’s office said.

Source___CNN

In city of Taj Mahal, coronavirus recovery bears alarming signs

On Feb. 25, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania snap for pictures outside the Taj Mahal on an official visit to India, Sumit Kapoor went to his not far away home from a trip to Italy.

Kapoor, an ally in a shoe manufacturing firm, tested positive a week later for the new Covid-19 becoming the first recorded case in the northern Indian city of Agra and the origin of the country’s first big cluster of the virus.

The city of 1.6 million people, known for its 17th-century marble-domed Taj Mahal, moved fast. It set up containment zones, screened hundreds of thousands of residents and conducted escalating contact finding.

By early April, the city thought it had the virus overcome, containing cases not more than 50, while new infections escalated in other Indian cities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government praised the “Agra Model” as a template for the country’s fight against COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Now, as the city and its hospitals fight a second wave of infections, Agra is a model of a different kind, shows how the coronavirus can flash back even after a lockdown and elaborate impoundment procedures

“If it hadn’t spread in the hospitals, we would have been able to contain it,” said Agra’s top local official, District Magistrate Prabhu N. Singh.

As India struggles with around 42,000 coronavirus infections, next only to China in Asia, Agra’s tangle with the virus offers lessons for big cities in India and elsewhere.

Source___India (Reuters)

Trump administration thrusting to snatch global supply chains from China

The Trump administration is “turbocharging” an inventiveness to detach global industrial supply chains from China as it contemplates new tariffs to make an example of Beijing for its tackling of the coronavirus outbreak, according to officials familiar with U.S. planning.

President Donald Trump, who has crush up recent backfires on China ahead of the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, has since pledged to bring manufacturing way then from overseas.

Now, economic demolition and the enormous U.S. coronavirus death toll are driving a government-wide strive to move U.S. production and supply bond dependency away from China, even if it goes to other more friendly nations as an alternative, current and former senior U.S. administration officials said.

“We’ve been working on [reducing the reliance of our supply chains in China] over the last few years but we are now turbo-charging that initiative,” Keith Krach, undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment at the U.S. State Department told Reuters.

“I think it is essential to understand where the critical areas are and where critical bottlenecks exist,” Krach said, adding that the matter was important to U.S. security and one the government could make known new action on soon.

The U.S. Commerce Department, State and other agencies are looking for means to push companies to move both bearing out and manufacturing out of China. Tax incentives and potential re-shoring subsidies are among measures put in place to pervade changes, the current and former officials told Reuters.

“There is a whole of government push on this,” said one. Agencies are probing which manufacturing should be deemed “essential” and how to make these goods outside of China.

“This moment is a perfect storm; the pandemic has crystallized all the worries that people have had about doing business with China,” said another senior U.S. official.

Source____WASHINGTON (Reuters)

Swimming World Championships postponed From 2021 To 2022

The succeeding swimming world championships, arranged for summer 2021 in Japan, have been moved back until May 2022 following the adjournment of the Olympic Games, the sport’s governing body said on Monday.

The world championships were expected to be held in Fukuoka next year from July 16-August 1 but will in lieu will take place from May 13-29 in 2022, the international swimming federation (FINA) said in a statement.

“After liaising with the relevant stakeholders and receiving feedback from them, we have no doubt that the decision taken will provide the best possible conditions for all participants at the championships,” said FINA president Julio Maglione.

“At a time of unprecedented uncertainty, FINA hopes the announcement of these dates will allow for some clarity in planning for all concerned.”

The world aquatics championships also spotlight diving, open water swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo.

Updated by__Channels TV

Lagos RecordsThree More Deaths, 22 Recoveries

The Lagos State Government has records three COVID-19 deaths, saying that 22 persons have been taking from the isolation centres in the state.

In a number of tweet on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said the state had now confirmed a total of 28 COVID-19 deaths and discharged 247 patients who had recovered from the pandemic.

62 new cases of COVID19 Infection recorded. Total recorded cases in Lagos now 1,084. In which 22 of the patients were discharged. Toll of discharged rose to 247.

Meanwhile, Nigeria Records 170 New Cases, Total Infections Now 2,558

Source___Channels TV

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