Most of us will have had a drink or two on an empty stomach at one point oranother - the after work trip to the bar where you didn't have chance to grabfood beforehand, or your friend's wedding reception where you filled up onProsecco before the starters came out.
Health experts have determined that face coverings are a vital tool in reducing the spread of coronavirus -- but little research has been done into how different kinds of masks compare. A new study has ranked 14 types of commonly available mask, finding that medical masks offer significantly more protection against droplet spread than cotton alternatives -- while bandanas and balaclavas don't do much at all. The findings have public policy implications, particularly in the United States where authorities have encouraged the public to use textile masks and leave the medical products to health care workers because they are in short supply.
Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty in extra time as Manchester United scraped past FC Copenhagen 1-0 on Monday in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, reshaped into an eight-team straight knockout tournament in Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Portugal international notched his competition-best seventh goal of the season as United set up a semi-final clash against Sevilla or Wolves, joining Inter Milan in the last four following the Italian side's 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in Dusseldorf.
One person has died amid clashes between police and thousands of people who reject the election victory of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Ronnie O'Sullivan is in danger of crashing out of the World Snooker Championship after Mark Williams established a 6-2 lead in their quarter-final clash on Monday. Williams, bidding for a fourth world title, reeled off five consecutive frames at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre to take control of the best-of-25 tie. There was nothing to separate the veteran duo before the mid-session interval as they shared the opening four frames, which included a century from five-time world champion O'Sullivan.
The White House traded barbs with Democratic leaders on Monday over who is to blame for the failure to agree on a new pandemic relief package, even as coronavirus cases soared and workers continue to struggle to pay the rent. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said reaching a deal is possible if Democrats in Congress are willing to give ground on some of their demands. Trump signed four executive orders over the weekend as a stopgap measure after the White House and Democratic leadership failed to reach a deal for a new round of emergency aid to workers and businesses.
US Secret Service agents shot and wounded a man who was apparently armed outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference. Trump and staff members left. Outside, black-clad Secret Service agents with automatic rifles could be seen rushing across the lawn and took up positions behind trees.
In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, Helene Barcelo, the deputydirector of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley,California, was strolling around a park when she spotted a family of four allmasked up.
Lebanon's government has resigned following the devastating Beirut explosion, with the prime minister blaming endemic corruption for the disaster.
US President Donald Trump wants to host a G7 summit after the November 3 presidential election and still wants to invite Russia.
Prime Minister Keith Rowley predicted victory for his ruling People's National Movement in Trinidad and Tobago's general election Monday, with turnout strong despite the coronavirus pandemic. Rowley urged supporters to stay away from the PNM party's headquarters when celebrating. "We do not want a good election campaign to be spoiled by large gatherings which can cause the spread of the virus," Rowley said after voting.
Secret Service guards shot a person, who was apparently armed, outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference. The president was abruptly ushered out of the press event and black-clad secret service agents with automatic rifles rushed across the lawn north of the White House. Minutes later, Trump reappeared at the press conference, where journalists had been locked in, and announced that someone had been shot outside the White House grounds.
Devin Booker produced another 30-point scoring display as the Phoenix Suns made it six wins in a row since the NBA's restart with a blowout victory over Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. Booker scored 35 points with five rebounds and four assists in a 128-101 win that maintained Phoenix's improbable charge towards a place in the Western Conference play-in. It was the fourth time in six games that Booker has scored more than 30 points in Orlando, where the Suns are a perfect 6-0 since the season resumed inside the NBA's bubble last month.
President Donald Trump abruptly stopped a White House press conference onMonday after speaking for two minutes before a man led him out of the room.
Lebanon's prime minister Hassan Diab has announced he is stepping down in thewake of the massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 160 people andwounded about 6,000.
Vaccine expert Dr Peter Hotez on Friday predicted the coronavirus willcontinue to plague the US "for years and years, even after vaccines are outand we get people vaccinated.