How exactly are the Olympics planning to protect fans, such as social distancing, at next year's rescheduled games? On Wednesday (October 21) Reuters and other media were shown how, along with a simple message for fans: "In English, pack less, wait less. Pack less, wait less. We don't' want to delay the excitement." That was Tokyo 2020 security director Tsuyoshi Iwashita. A raft of security measures have been tested this week. At one media venue, organizers assessed various technologies to monitor the body temperature of spectators. One test used thermometer strips placed onto the wrists of volunteers. They contain heat-sensitive liquid crystals and can immediately detect if the wearer has a fever. Among the 40 scenarios being looked at was what to do if someone is seen forgetting to wear a mask while still moving other spectators smoothly through the inspection area. Measures to enforce social distancing in queues, was also being assessed. A decision is still to be taken by organizers on whether spectators will actually be allowed into venues to watch the action, which is due to start on July 23rd next year.
Nigerians have been demonstrating nationwide every day for nearly two weeks against a police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), that rights groups had for years accused of extortion, harassment, torture, and murders. The unit was disbanded on Oct. 11 but the protests have persisted and at least two people were shot on Tuesday. In a Twitter post, the Nigerian Army said no soldiers were at the scene of the shooting. In a video message on Twitter from Paris, Ighalo said he could not stay silent about events back home in Nigeria and called the government "a shame to the world." He urged the UK government, world leaders, and the United Nations to intervene.
As per the reports, as many as 113 Maharashtra police personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 25,918 in the force. While there are 1,809 active cases, 23,839 police personnel in the state have recovered from the disease. The COVID-19 death toll in the force has reached 270.
Amid turmoil in pak over protests against pm imran khan, now in sindh the police have gone on mass leave as a revolt against the pak army. This development comes after Singh police was reportedly shocked by the registration of an FIR and arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mohammad Safdar.
In match 39 of the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020), Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
The Calcutta High Court on Monday regulated Durga Puja celebrations in view of coronavirus pandemic. In a massive setback for Mamata Banerjee, the High Court pulled up the Trinamool Congress government for having no clear crowd control plan amidst COVID-19 outbreak during the upcoming Durg Puja festival. The High Court ordered that all Durga Puja pandals across the state be declared no-entry zones. The Calcutta High Court also slammed the West Bengal Government and said that it was disappointing that the state did not come up with a plan to implement the guidelines issued by them in regards to the celebrations of Durg Puja.
At least 15 people have been killed in a human stampede in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. Thousands gathered near Pakistan's consulate there, and officials say jostling broke out between people applying for visas. An estimated 3,000 Afghans had congregated on the open ground which is usually used for sports and public gatherings. Officials told Reuters that they were waiting to collect tokens needed to apply for a visa. Eleven of the 15 victims were women, and several senior citizens were among more than a dozen injured- including Aladdin Khan. ''When the jostling broke out, weaker people fell to the ground and stronger people dragged themselves out of the crowd. The women were also there and were being stamped during the crowd. Some people criticize us for getting the visa, but I want to go to Pakistan because of my illness." Tens of thousands of Afghans travel every year to neighboring Pakistan to secure medical treatment, education and jobs. Pakistan also hosts about 3 million Afghan refugees and economic migrants. The Pakistan embassy in Kabul issued a statement expressing "deep grief and sadness".
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Member of Parliament Majeed Memon defend the Party over Congress clean chits radicals, they say that there must be no political influence in the probe. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) believes that there should be no political influence in the probe then how are they going ahead and supporting Congress? "Hathras is an extremely sensitive and serious crime. It needs to be investigated very professionally and honestly without the interference of any political or religious or social influence. It appears that there is a lot of politics going around and all types of elements which are not legal are trying to creep into the investigation," says Majeed Memon.
Eyeopener for the Gupkar Lobby. Kashmir calls out Pakistan for the first time in the history of Kashmir. The residence has put up hoardings in different areas of Srinagar in Jammu Kashmir to memorate to what they call a "Black day," 22nd October 1947 when Pakistani tribes and militia invaded Kashmir. Pakistan has been exposed by the Kashmiris as they have put up the hoardings at several locations across Srinagar in Jammu Kashmir. This is unprecedented and also historic in a way that the local sentiment that people are now expressing out and open. Times Now Pradeep Dutta with details.
Peru's famous Nazca Lines are gigantic prehistoric images etched on to the ground that were created some 2000 years ago. This UNESCO world heritage site is home to many such drawings known as geoglyphs. Now the most recent one of a massive cat at least 37 metre long was discovered while authorities were planning a new observation point to view these geoglyphs.
Journalist Siddique Kappan was held by the Uttar Pradesh Police while he was reporting from Hathras. It is alleged that the journalist was wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause a riot in Hathras. Congress Party also allegedly assured help to the ‘free Hathras conspiracy’ and the family members of the arrested jounalist. Spokesperson of Bhartiya Janata Party, Mr Gaurav Bhatia, while briefing media over this incident, stated that ‘We want to tell Congress that just because they are in the Opposition, it doesn't mean that they should stand with every anti-India organisation’. He further went on to question Congress’ Rahul Gandhi that if ‘Suspect wanted to disrupt peace. Why did Congress jump to his defence?’ Watch!
Bitcoin maybe just got a little more real as an everyday means of payment. PayPal says it will allow customers to buy, sell and hold the cryptocurrency, and rival virtual coins, in its online wallets. The service will be available to U.S. customers in the coming weeks, and some other countries in the first half of 2021. From early next year, people will also be able to use the digital currencies at the 26 million merchants on the PayPal network. Company Chief Executive Dan Schulman says he hopes that will encourage global use of bitcoin and the like. He says he’s working with global central banks on how PayPal can help drive that. Cryptocurrencies have so far failed to catch on for everyday use. Their extreme volatility makes them attractive to speculators, but not so much shoppers or merchants. Companies including payments provider Square and stock trading app Robinhood do already allow users to buy and sell digital coins. But now PayPal’s vast reach could be a game changer. It has 346 million active accounts worldwide, and processed 222 billion dollars in payments just in the second quarter. Cryptocurrency transactions on PayPal will be settled in regular currencies, such as the U.S. dollar, meaning merchants won’t get paid in virtual coins.
Several people have died after getting the flu vaccine in South Korea over the past week, sparking fears over the vaccine's safety. And, coming at a critical time. The government's seasonal inoculation program is currently being expanded to head off potential complications from the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities are saying there's no reason to believe the deaths are linked to the vaccine program, and plan to continue it, but an investigation is underway. The news has dominated headlines here. Among those killed is a 17-year-old boy who died two days after he was vaccinated. A man in his 70s was the most recent case as of Wednesday evening. It also comes just weeks after the rollout of the national vaccine program was suspended over safety concerns. It was discovered at the time some 5 million doses has been exposed to room temperatures, although they need refrigeration.
PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO QUALITY AS INCOMING. Authorities rushed to evacuate residents from flooded locales across Vietnam on Wednesday (October 21) as tropical storm Saudel drew closer to the Southeast Asian nation, local media reported. Days of heavy rains and floods have already killed at least 111 people, with 22 still missing, leaving authorities scrambling to make emergency preparations as another storm approaches. Central Vietnam, already reeling from its most severe flooding in two decades, is bracing for tropical storm Saudel, a weather event which has lashed the Philippines. Saudel is expected to hit the country at full strength on Saturday (October 24) Vietnam's weather agency said.
COMPLETE SCRIPT TO FOLLOW VIDEO SHOWS: B-ROLL OF RACING POINT'S LANCE STROLL / STILL PHOTOGRAPHS OF STROLL / STATEMENT FROM STROLL'S TWITTER PAGE / B-ROLL OF STROLL WHEN HE WAS AT WILLIAMS SHOWS: MONDSEE, AUSTRIA (FILE - FEBRUARY 17, 2020 (RACING POINT VIDEO NEWS RELEASE - NO RESALES) 1. RACING POINT DRIVERS LANCE STROLL (LEFT) AND SERGIO PEREZ (RIGHT) UNVEILING THE 2020 CAR (MUSIC) 2. VARIOUS OF PEREZ AND STROLL ON STAGE 3. CAR ON STAGE 4. PEREZ AND STROLL 5. CAR ON STAGE TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (FILE - FEBRUARY 13, 2019) (RACING POINT VIDEO NEWS RELEASE - NO RESALES) 6. VARIOUS OF SERGIO PEREZ (LEFT) AND LANCE STROLL (WEARING CAP) UNVEILING NEW 2019 RACING POINT F1 LIVERY ON AN ADAPTED 2018 CAR (3 SHOTS) NURBURG, GERMANY (OCTOBER 8, 2020 ) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 7. TWO STILL PHOTOGRAPHS OF LANCE STROLL INTERNET (OCTOBER 21, 2020) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBISTE - ACCESS ALL) 8. STATEMENT POSTED ON STROLL'S TWITTER PAGE SAYING: "I just want to let everyone know that I recently tested positive for Covid-19 after the Eifel GP weekend. I am feeling 100% and have since tested negative. To fil you in on what happened, I arrived at the Nurburgring after testing negative in the normal pre-race tests." SHANGHAI, CHINA (APRIL 5, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 9. VARIOUS OF STROLL AT SPONSOR'S EVENT IN SHANGHAI WHEN HE WAS DRIVING FOR WILLIAMS
A fierce faceoff, over the new Farm Bills, can be witnessed between the Central Government and the State Government of Punjab. The Punjab Assembly yesterday passed three new bills to counter the effect of three farm bills passed by Centre. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also visited the Governor to get his asset to these farm bills. In a press conference, Captain Singh stated that he wants to block the implementation of new farm bills which are issued by the Centre. He further went on to say after this he carries his resignation letter along with him all the time. Watch as many political reactions, on the faceoff, pour in.
Pope Francis wore a mask for the first time in public Date: October 20, 2020 at a prayer service with other religious leaders Location: Rome, Italy He has previously been criticized for not wearing a mask at his general audiences
The senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra state Eknath Khadse quits the Party and joins NCP (Nationalist Congress Party). Eknath Khadse sends resignation to BJP's Maharashtra president Chandrakant Patil saying, "I am resigning from the primary membership of BJP due to personal reasons." Senior leader Eknath Khadse announces his resignation in a press conference and blames Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said, ‘I’m upset with Devendra Fadnavis, have no complaints with Central leadership’. Nationalist Congress Party state president Jayant Patil states that Eknath Khadse will join the NCP on Friday afternoon. "He has quit the BJP after serving the party for over 35 years. He will join the NCP on Friday afternoon," Jayant Patil told the media.
It's a boy! Locator:Boston, Massachusetts Franklin Park Zoo welcomed its first baby gorilla Date: October 2020 The little boy weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces and is bonding smoothly with mother Kiki
A piece of shocking news comes to light from the State of Andhra Pradesh where three people have been got injured after boulders fell off Indrakeeladri Hillock. The incident took place only a few minutes before the arrival of State Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who was about to visit the Durga Temple located at Indrakeeladri. Ahead of Chief Minister’s visit, security forces were deployed in the temple. Along with them, media was also present at the location. The review and rescue procedure is currently underway and the authorities are issuing necessary steps and precautions. Watch the video to know more!
How do you make a four-legged robot go faster? How about giving it some wheels. Meet ANYmal - a quadrupedal robot designed for autonomous operation in challenging environments. Think of flooded rooms, dirty sewage systems, and oil rig inspections - places that are dangerous or unsuitable for humans to go. But no terrain is too rugged for ANYmal. Recently, researchers in Switzerland have given their four legged-robot wheels, making it even faster on all terrains. Marko Bjelonic is a PhD student working on the development of the upgraded ANYmal robot at the Robotic Systems Laboratory in Zurich. “So, the idea of the wheels is kind of obvious, I mean wheels are around for millions of years now. It was obvious for us but nevertheless in legged-robotics, in the research community, it was not really common to add wheels to the legs and most of the researchers nowadays are trying to copy nature so you look at also humans. You build a biped or a quadrupedal robot and you just try to copy nature. But in our research we tried to say ‘OK can we go a little bit further and add something like wheels that was not able to be reproduced by nature itself.” Bjelonic said adding wheels to legged-robots had been traditionally avoided because it was thought it overcomplicated their mobility. “A lot of researchers before assumed OK, adding these wheels will make it harder and slower for these obstacles.’ But what we could show, actually the wheels improve for any terrain.” ANYmal can carry up to an additional 22 pounds and can be sent on a mission on its own, although a remote control may be used as a safety device. The robot also has different sensory equipment on board, such as optical and thermal cameras, microphones, gas-detection sensors and lighting.
A shocker from Bengaluru has recently been reported, Former MLA and Congress leader from Mangaluru Mohiuddin Bawa received a threat call for visiting a temple. The Congress leader had visited the temple after getting an invite from the temple priest. A man named Anil who claimed to be from Mumbai called and threatened him stating that a beef eater and a Muslim should not visit the temple. He visited the temple only when he received an invite. It is not clear if the Congress leader has already registered a complaint regarding the threat call he received. This has come in as a complete shocker.