Hail, high water and lockdown: Europe's fruit growers prepare for tough harvest
Friday, 31 July 2020 () PARIS/LONDON — Europe’s been eating more fruit under lockdown, by all accounts. The problem is, it could struggle to find people to pick it. The region’s growers are preparing for upcoming summer and autumn harvests of apples, pears and grapes, including those of the Champagne variety – though they say they may have little to celebrate. Many fear there will be resurgent outbreaks of COVID-19 in parts of Europe – like the current one in Spain – leading to localized lockdowns and the risk they will be cut off from the migrant workers they have long relied on. “We are worried,” said Daniel Sauvaitre, head of a French apple and pear association and...
A 30-year-old corpse was found during renovations of a mansion in Paris. A man's body was discovered in the basement of a building undergoing building works in Oudinot street. According to CNN, French police have opened a murder investigation. The mansion is located in Paris' exclusive 7th district. Abandoned since the mid-18th century, the property fetched roughly $41.2 million at auction in January.
The Rialto casino in London gets ready to welcome back customers for the firsttime in four months, after it was among the businesses included in the latesteasing of lockdown. Theatres, bowling alleys and beauty salons offeringtreatments to the face will also be allowed to reopen from this weekend.
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Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on August 15 appealed to people to donate oximeters to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to fight against COVID-19. He said, "We all have to come together to fight COVID-19. I would appeal people to donate oximeters to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and we will send these oximeters to the villages where locals can use them as per need." Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in national capital has reached 1,50,652.
Chief Ministers across India celebrated the Independence Day. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray unfurled the tricolour on Saturday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hoisted the national flag at Lucknow's Vidhan Sabha. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took part in Independence Day celebrations. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal distributed sweets on the occasion. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar hoisted the national flag in Panchkula. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also celebrated Independence Day. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hoisted the national flag in Jaipur. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan celebrated the day at his residence. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren hoisted the tricolour at Ranchi's Morabadi Ground. Soren also reviewed the Guard of Honour on the auspicious event. India is celebrating its 74th Independence Day on August 15. This year, curtailed celebrations have been planned in view of the Covid pandemic. Security has been tightened at borders and across the national capital. Additional cops have been deployed to maintain law and order situation.
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The Airports Authority of India celebrated 74th Independence Day with great patriotic fervour in the capital New Delhi on Sunday. The celebration began with the flag hoisting ceremony by chairman of the Airports Authority of India, Arvind Singh at the new ATC tower building. Proper social distancing norms were followed throughout the ceremony that was dedicated towards fighting against the pandemic with full might. In his address, Chairman Arvind Singh talked about the efficiency with which the Airports Authority of India delivered its duties during the pandemic. On the occasion, saplings were also planted in the premises of NATS complex to send a message of environment conservation. The programme was webcasted live for employees owing to the restrictions on mass gathering. On the eve of Independence Day, the premises of the Air Traffic Control complex in New Delhi shined bright with the tricolour. The Airport authority of India celebrates Independence Day by hoisting the National flag at all airports across the country.
One of the biggest casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown seem to be India's sportspersons. Ali Ansari, a Delhi resident and a decathlete, has been forced to sell fruits from a..
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Europe's stock markets and fast charging currencies were left treading water on Friday, as EU leaders met in Brussels to try to hammer through a 750 billion euro post-pandemic recovery fund. Ciara Lee..