UK’s coronavirus pandemic response was SIXTY-SIXTH place in the world and worse than Italy’s, Ireland’s and Sweden, Australian think tank claims

Ms Leng said: ‘In general, countries with smaller populations, cohesive societies and capable institutions have a comparative advantage in dealing with a global crisis such as a pandemic.’

The Medium review: A horror game stuck between two worlds

The game’s main hook is its dual reality gameplay, which is similarly half-baked. At certain points, the game breaks into a split-screen where players are controlling Marianne in the living and the dead worlds at the same time. It’s a mind-bending spectacle, but one that never quite takes full advantage of its potential. Gameplay consists […]

The Masters: Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson could meet in a repeat of World Championship final

Anderson: I’m not done yet, MVG will bounce backPDC World Championships 2021: The best bitsDimitri Van den Bergh, Glen Durrant, Krzysztof Ratajski, Jose De Sousa, Chris Dobey and Jeffrey de Zwaan will all be making their debuts at the event which will see prize money increasing to £220,000.

Toyota beats Volkswagen to become World’s No.1 car seller in 2020

Toyota Motor Corp overtook Germany’s Volkswagen in vehicle sales last year, regaining pole position as the world’s top selling automaker for the first time in five years as the pandemic demand slump hit its German rival harder.Toyota said on Thursday its group-wide global sales fell 11.3% to 9.528 million vehicles in 2020. That compared with […]

The saddest of anniversaries: 76 years after Auschwitz was liberated, thousands around the world mark the day in private as Covid-19 prevents the usual large ceremonies

Merkel and German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier were present at a special session of parliament in Berlin this morning where lawmakers were due to hear from a survivor who later became president of Germany’s top Jewish organisation.   

Covid cases in England ‘must fall faster to ease NHS pressure’

The Imperial survey found that in England 1.57%, or 1 in 64, people had coronavirus in the period studied, with rates ranging from 2.83% or 1 in 40 in London, to 0.8% or 1 in 115 in Yorkshire and the Humber. In London infections are most common among 13 to 24-year-olds, with more than 4% […]

Chromium steel was NOT invented in Sheffield: Ancient Persians first added the element to steel nearly 1,000 years before it was made in Yorkshire

The physical location of the site has long remained a mystery, hindered by the fact many current villages in Iran are called Chahak. Researchers tracked down the most likely location as Chahak, in Fars province (pictured), a village known for agriculture, not archaeology

Vietnam appreciates UN Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia’s operations

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam welcomes positive political, security & socio-economic progress in Central Asia despite COVID-19 challenges and hopes the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) will maintain its effective activities in the region, according to Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the Vietnamese mission to the UN. Addressing […]

HBO Max: What to know about the app streaming movies like The Little Things

AT&T (HBO’s parent company) and DirecTV, U-verse, AT&T TV Now, AT&T TV and AT&T wireless users who can add HBO with certain unlimited plans.Charter and its Spectrum services.YouTube TV or Google.Apple.Hulu.Altice USA and its Optimum and Suddenlink services.Verizon and its Fios services.Cox Communications.The NCTC group of independent cable and broadband companies — that includes WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, […]

Dismay at NHS England plan to slow north-west’s Covid vaccine supply

The email, from NHS provider Vaccination UK’s head of HR, told prospective vaccinators that the NHS “unfortunately … have confirmed there has now been a 2 week delay in the programme due to vaccine shortages in the area”. The email said that the programme would therefore now begin on 15 February instead of 1 February.