SHOWS: INTERNET, UNKNOWN LOCATIONS (JULY 4, 2020) (CHESS24 HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL) 1. HIGHLIGHT FROM MAGNUS CARLSEN (WHITE) DEFEATING ANISH GIRI IN GAME ONE OF THE CHESSABLE MASTERS FINAL 2. WHITE FLASH 3. HIGHLIGHT OF GIRI (WHITE) BLUNDERING AND THEN PLAYING TO A DRAW IN GAME FOUR THAT CLINCHES 2.5 TO 1.5 MATCH WIN FOR CARLSEN AND CHESSABLE MASTERS TITLE STORY: Magnus Carlsen defeated rival Anish Giri in a back and forth final Saturday (July 4) that saw the Norwegian crowned the first Chessable Masters champ. Carlsen battled to a tiebreak win in Friday's (July 3) opening day match to go 1-0 up in their best-of-three multi-day final and then put on a masterful performance to easily win Saturday's first game. Dutchman Giri fought back in the second and third game and appeared to have victory in hand before settling for draws and needing a win in game four to force a tiebreaker. The 26-year-old Giri again looked to be heading for a win in game four before blundering his advantage away and finishing in a draw that clinched a 2.5 to 1.5 victory for Carlsen and the title. The world's top ranked chess player collected a $45,000 prize for his efforts while Giri took home $27,000 for his second place finish. (Production: David Grip)
SHOWS: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JULY 4, 2020) (USA TODAY SPORTS IMAGES - Broadcaster and Digital: MUST COURTESY 'USA TODAY SPORTS IMAGES') (MUTE) 1. STILL PHOTO OF NEW YORK YANKEES MASAHIRO TANAKA THROWING PITCH DURING SPRING TRAINING SIMULATED GAME 2. STILL PHOTO OF TANAKA DOWN ON GROUND AFTER BEING HIT IN HEAD BY LINE DRIVE 3. STILL PHOTO OF TEAM DOCTORS AND TRAINERS TENDING TO TANAKA 4. WIDE STILL PHOTO OF TANAKA BEING TENDED TO 5. STILL PHOTO OF TANAKA SITTING UP 6. STILL PHOTO OF TANAKA WALKING OFF FIELD WITH HELP INTERNET (JULY 4, 2020) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 7. STILL IMAGE FROM NEW YORK YANKEES PR (PUBLIC RELATIONS) DEPT TWITTER PAGE, SAYING: "RHP (Right Handed Pitcher) Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head with a line drive during today's sim game. He is currently alert, responsive and walking under his own power. He is being sent to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for further evaluation and testing." STORY: New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is alert and is able to walk unaided after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of team mate Giancarlo Stanton, the Major League Baseball team said on Saturday (July 4). In a terrifying scene during his team's first official workout since returning from the COVID-19 layoff, the right-handed Japanese pitcher immediately dropped to the ground where he remained for several minutes. Trainers and team mates rushed to the mound where Tanaka, 31, was tended to. He was then helped to his feet and walked off the field with the assistance of trainers. Tanaka, who was facing his third batter of the day in the simulated game, was responsive after the incident but was being sent to hospital for further evaluation and testing, the Yankees said in a statement. After the incident a protective screen was placed in front of the mound. Tanaka became the fifth highest paid MLB pitcher when the prized free agent signed with New York in 2014 following a dominant career with Japan's Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. In 2019, Tanaka finished the season with a record of 11-9 in 31 starts with an earned run average of 4.45. (Production: David Grip)
The World Health Organization is discontinuing its trials of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine - and a combination HIV drug - in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. Saturday's setback came as the WHO reported more than 200,000 new cases globally of the disease for the first time in a single day. But the WHO on Saturday said the decision does not affect other studies where those drugs are used for non-hospitalized patients or as a prophylaxis. Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked its emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine, which President Donald Trump in March touted as a possible game changer, to treat COVID-19. Another branch of the WHO-led trial is looking at the potential effect of Gilead's antiviral drug remdesivir on COVID-19. The European Commission on Friday gave remdesivir conditional approval for use after it was proven to shorten hospital recovery times.
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), July 05 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh has decided to open the state for tourists and the tourism department. The state government will issue standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the functioning of the tourism industry.Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said, "As far as tourism is concerned, the tourists will have to come minimum for five to seven days and SOPs would be issued by Monday."
Malappuram (Kerala), July 05 (ANI): The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research of Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala discovered four new species of plants in the bio-rich Western Ghats.The team of researchers led by Dr. KM Prabhukumar, Senior Scientist and Dr. Indira Balachandran, Center Director, Department of Plant Horticulture, Kottakkal Arya Vaidyashala have discovered these new plants named as Gentiana Sasidharani, Peucedanum Pradeepianum, Hedyotis Soolamudianus and Oberonia Muthikulamensis.These new findings were accepted after a detailed study by the scientific world. The results of the study are from the world-renowned International Plant Classification Journal, published in New Zealand Phytotaxa and in the Nordic Journal of Botany from Sweden.
New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): Maharashtra reported 7,074 cases and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking state’s tally to 2,00,064. 1180 cases were reported in Mumbai in 24 hours with dip in infections at Asia’s largest slum Dharavi (2). 4,280 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in Tamil Nadu, taking total cases to 1,07,001. National capital saw rise in COVID cases with 2,505 new infections, taking the tally to 97,200. Today, 9,925 RT-PCR and 13,748 rapid antigen tests were conducted in Delhi. Karnataka today saw a significant 24-hour spike with 1,839 cases and 42 deaths, taking active number of cases to 11,966 and death toll to 335. 2,42,383 tests were conducted on July 03, according to ICMR. Total number of tests done so far stands at 95,40,132.
New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed relief works by BJP workers during the lockdown. He said that BJP party always believed power to be a medium for service in politics. “We never made power a medium for our gain. Selfless service has always been our pledge, our values,” said Modi.
Kanpur (UP), July 04 (ANI): Inspector General of Kanpur Mohit Agarwal, informing about Kanpur encounter case on July 04 said a reward of Rs 50,000 on Vikas Dubey has been announced. “Kanpur officers are continuously searching for the accused to arrest them. A bounty of Rs 50,000 has been announced on Vikas Dubey. Our teams are constantly investigating about the matter,” said IG Kanpur. “Villagers have told police that he (Vikas Dubey) built the house on a piece of illegally occupied land and was carrying out criminal activities there. Vikas Dubey’s listed bank accounts will also be seized,” he further added. Kanpur district administration on July 04 demolished the house of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey. He is the main accused in Kanpur encounter case. Dubey is responsible for killing of eight police personnel when they went to arrest him in Kanpur’s Bikaru.
New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 04 requested BJP workers to prepare digital booklets documenting the relief works, at mandal, district, state and country levels. “This is the biggest 'sewa yajna' in human history. I urge you to prepare digital booklets documenting the relief works, at mandal, district, state & country levels. The booklets should be in at least 3 languages,” he said.
New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): Amid tensions of Corona virus all over the country, people are making efforts to rid off it, therefore Plasma Bank has been set up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi. This initiative will provide a platform to those who are willing to donate plasma to the patients suffering from COVID-19. This plasma bank started in collaboration with the Delhi government.
New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): On July 04, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed relief works done by BJP workers during the lockdown. In a virtual meet, he said, “Several of our workers despite knowing the danger, kept working in the service of people and lost their lives. I pay my tributes to all of them and express condolences to their families.”
Jaipur (Rajasthan), July 04 (ANI): Briefing about the coronavirus situation in Rajasthan, Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma stated that the state has done very well, around 9 lakh COVID tests have been done so far. “From recovery rate to testing facility to mortality rate, Rajasthan has done really well on each parameter. Around 9 lakh tests have been done by the state of Rajasthan. We are also doing random sampling wherever we are getting positive cases. Recovery rate is good because timely action was taken,” said Health Minister Raghu Sharma.
Raipur (Chhattisgarh), July 04 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on July 4 said that the state government didn’t stop the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) work during the lockdown. “Several people put PIL and even went to High Court, we reply their also but we didn’t stop MGNREGA. There was a time when most number of labourers worked in Chhattisgarh. We paid every labourers within 15 days, and we didn’t get any complaint in regards to payment,” he said.
New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): On July 04, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed relief works done by BJP workers during the lockdown. In a virtual meet, he said, “Workers of Bihar BJP & the people deserve congratulations. Many people were saying that COVID-19 will spread faster in eastern parts of the country due to high temperatures. But you all have proved it wrong.”
New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): On July 04, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed relief works by BJP workers during the lockdown. He praised efforts of BJP workers in Rajasthan during the lockdown. He said, “Rajasthan BJP has shown how to stand shoulder to shoulder with people, no matter if we are in the power or out of the power. Very inspiring!” Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajanath Singh and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal arrived BJP headquarters to attend ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ programme.
Churu (Rajasthan), July 04 (ANI): Rajasthan continues to reel under heat wave conditions. Maximum temperature exists at 43 degrees Celsius in Churu on July 04, as predicted by India Meteorological Department (IMD). However, IMD has predicted some relief as there is a possibility of rain or thunderstorm or dust storm, along with partly cloudy sky.
New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): On July 04, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed relief works by BJP workers during the lockdown. In the virtual meet, BJP President JP Nadda informed that workers convinced about 58 lakh people to contribute to 'PM CARES Fund' . “Over 8 lakh BJP workers distributed over 22 crore food packets, 5 crores 'Modi ration kits' and more than 5 crore face covers during the lockdown period. Our workers encouraged about 58 lakh people to contribute to 'PM CARES Fund',” said BJP President JP Nadda at 'Seva Hi Sangathan’ programme.
New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal arrived BJP headquarters to attend ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ programme wherein PM Narendra Modi will review relief works by BJP workers during the lockdown.
New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): Monuments across country can reopen from July 06 under proper guidelines in second phase of unlock. Authorities have begun taking measures to ensure safety amid COVID-19 outbreak. Move is expected to increase tourism in calibrated manner. Public places including monuments were shut amid lockdown to minimize the pace of coronavirus spread.
Patna (Bihar), Jul 04 (ANI): Waterlogging has been reported in various parts of Bihar’s Patna city due to heavy rainfall. Water also entered Bihar Minister Prem Kumar’s residence. Rainfall is expected to continue in Patna, predicts India Meteorological Department.
Unspecified location, July 04 (ANI): Amid India-China border tensions, Indian Air Force personnel stated that they are ready in all aspects to undertake any operational tasks. A squadron leader of Indian Air Force at a forward airbase near Indo-China border said, "Every air warrior at this base and across IAF is fully trained and capable to meet all the challenges. Our josh has always been high and touching the sky with glory." IAF wing commander at a forward airbase near Indo-China border said, "We have all resources in terms of men & equipment to meet all the challenges. IAF is ready in all aspects to undertake all operational tasks & for providing requisite support for military operations."
People took photos and listened to audio guides after Archbishop of Barcelona Joan Josep Omella led representatives of healthcare workers into the church. The world famous building - which was designed by architect Antoni Gaudi and started in 1882 but is still unfinished - closed almost four months ago. But for the next two weekends it will be open to essential workers, including those in healthcare, the police and NGOs, who will be able to explore without the usual crowds. The goal is to recognise and pay tribute to Barcelona residents, "especially those who have been on the front lines fighting and working to prevent Covid-19", according to a statement on the basilica's website. A second phase of reopening will see the lofty and famously unfinished church welcome Barcelona's residents for free, while a third will allow domestic and international tourists to visit. The basilica was ranked the sixth most visited tourist attraction in the world based on bookings, according to TripAdvisor's 2019 list, and the most visited in Spain. Spain has registered 205,545 coronavirus cases and 28,385 deaths, according to health ministry data, making it one of the worst affected countries in Europe.
Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers re-opened in England for the first time in three months on what the media have called the "Super Saturday" of restrictions being eased. Pubs were allowed to start serving from 6 a.m., sparking worries of over-indulgence. The Holland Tringham pub in south London, part of the JD Wetherspoon chain, opened at 8 a.m. and was about three-quarters full by 11.20 am. Pub-goers like 56-year-old Jim Martin were delighted: "It's lovely to have a nice pint. I don't think it's before time. I know it was bad, the coronavirus and things like that, but it's beautiful just to get back and have a pint - because I haven't seen him (points to his friend). You know, meet up with your friends and whatever. So it's been good. Really good." Police chiefs are worried the reopening of pubs could fuel drunken and irresponsible behavior, while hospitals have been warned to prepare for a New Year's Eve-style weekend. Britain -- the worst-hit European country -- has more than 300,000 cases of coronavirus infections and an official death toll of 44,131. Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on people to behave responsibly and respect social distancing regulations as the risk of a resurgence of coronavirus remains. Mindful of an economy that has been hit due to the lockdown, he also stressed the importance of supporting businesses. The Sun newspaper predicted that 15 million pints or 8.5 million liters of beer would be drunk in England on Saturday, though some pub-goers may be deterred by the unsettled weather. The ones who do go out may find the atmosphere rather different. Numbers are limited, no one can stand at the bar and there will be no live music. Patrons will also have to give their details to allow tracers to identify them if anyone later tests positive.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated BJP workers and various state units of the party for helping people during the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown. The Prime Minister interacted with party workers via video conferencing at the 'Seva Hi Sangathan' programme in presence of other top leaders including BJP chief JP Nadda and other Union Ministers. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his secretaries have given their swab samples for COVID-19 testing after they attended an event where a BJP leader who was found infected with the highly contagious coronavirus was also present, sitting next to the Chief Minister. At least 20 people were killed after being struck by lightning in Bihar today. The Disaster Management Department said that The fatalities were reported from five districts, with Bhojpur accounting for the highest number of nine deaths. Five deaths were reported from Saran, three from Kaimur, two from Patna and one from Buxar district.
VIDEO SHOWS: REAL MADRID PLAYERS TRAINING, COMMENTS BY COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE SENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (JULY 1, 2020) (REAL MADRID TV - MUST NOT OBSCURE LOGO. NO RESALES) 1. REAL MADRID MIDFIELDER FEDERICO VALVERDE VOLLEYING TO GOAL 2. STRIKER KARIM BENZEMA WARMING UP 3. MIDFIELDER CASEMIRO WARMING UP 4. GOALKEEPER THIBAUT COURTOIS WARMING UP 5. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE, SAYING: "During these last days Eden (Hazard) has been having discomforts and as always we don't want to risk, he is the first (not willing to risk). We hope it is a minor injury so we can see Eden with us again before the end (of the season). We will see these days, he is going to be sidelined for three or four days due to the discomfort, I hope this will pass soon." 6. FULL BACK MARCELO VIEIRA SCORING GOAL DURING TRAINING SESSION 7. STRIKER RODRYGO SCORING 8. PLAYMAKER JAMES RODRIGUEZ SCORING 9. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE, SAYING: "San Mames has always been a complicated stadium for every team that plays there. We know the situation, we know them and we know that we will have to do a great match and we are ready to do it." 10. PLAYERS TRAINING 11. RODRIGUEZ CONTROLLING THE BALL AND SHOOTING / GOALKEEPER MAKING A SAVE 12. PLAYMAKER LUCAS VAZQUEZ SHOOTING 13. PLAYMAKER LUKA MODRIC SCORING 14. MODRIC CELEBRATING STORY: Real Madrid's Eden Hazard will miss the match against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday (July 5) due to an injury sustained during the club's victory over Espanyol last week. Real Madrid joint-record signing Hazard has been struggling with injuries this season and coach Zinedine Zidane said he is not willing to risk the Belgium captain and prefer to rest him for three or four more days. Defender Raphael Varane will also miss Sunday's (July 5) game due to a head injury and Zidane confirmed that Eder Militao will replace him at the San Mames stadium. Real, who have not won the title since 2017, lead the table on 74 points, four ahead of Barca with five games left, and have a superior head-to-head record over the Catalans which would give them the trophy if both teams finished the season level on points. Athletic Bilbao are eighth with 48 points. (Production: Silvio Castellanos)