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#Coronavirus – Tackling and sparring allowed in next stage for Britain’s elite athletes

#Coronavirus – Tackling and sparring allowed in next stage for Britain’s elite athletes

| May 26, 2020

Soccer players will be able to tackle in close-contact training, and boxers spar with partners, in the next step towards Britain’s elite athletes returning to live sport after the COVID-19 lockdown, guidance published on Monday (25 May) said, writes Alan Baldwin. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) guidance spelled out the second […]

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UK aims to restart sport in near future with new taskforce

UK aims to restart sport in near future with new taskforce

| May 22, 2020

Britain is looking at how competitive sports can resume behind closed doors in the near future, culture minister Oliver Dowden said on Wednesday (20 May), under a new taskforce examinining how the recreational and leisure sector can restart, write William James and Andy Bruce. Dowden said the taskforce would “help us think through how we […]

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The abduction of Western freedom

The abduction of Western freedom

| May 15, 2020

Silvia Romano (pictured), the Italian NGO volunteer who spent 18 months in captivity in Somalia, landed at Rome’s Ciampino airport on Sunday (10 May), dressed from head to toe in full Islamic garb. The fact that the 25-year-old woman—who was abducted in November 2018 by Al-Shabab terrorists in Kenya, where she was working on behalf […]

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International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

| May 11, 2020

  Researchers and scientists from all over the world are working together to find a vaccine to combat Coronavirus. Companies from Europe, China, USA, Australia and Canada are at the forefront in seeking to find medical solutions to tackle Covid-19. But there is one common denominator in the work of all these specific research programmes. […]

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Tired of the lockdown? Get set for a high-class meal in Brussels and Antwerp

Tired of the lockdown? Get set for a high-class meal in Brussels and Antwerp

| April 28, 2020

Are you among the many who are getting restless with the  seemingly never-ending confinement? If so, that is perfectly understandably and a feeling that will be shared by people everywhere, writes Martin Banks. But spare a thought also for those whose jobs are directly on the line during the terrible health crisis. One of the sectors […]

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#Coronavirus – EU supports member states dealing with the impact of pandemic on the sport sector

#Coronavirus – EU supports member states dealing with the impact of pandemic on the sport sector

| April 23, 2020

The Commission is supporting EU member states as they deal with the substantial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sport sector. At a videoconference on 21 April 2020, EU Sport Ministers shared information on their actions to help athletes, clubs, sport federations and organizations, support jobs in the sector and promote physical activity in […]

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#Euro2020 postponed until next summer, #UEFA confirms

#Euro2020 postponed until next summer, #UEFA confirms

| March 17, 2020

Wembley was due to host seven matches at Euro 2020, including the semi-finals and final Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, says Uefa, writes the BBC. European football’s governing body made the decision during an emergency video conference involving major stakeholders on Tuesday (17 March). The […]

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