Day: June 13, 2020

Protests show ‘progress’ on diversity, says ‘Star Trek’ icon Takei

George Takei, the pioneering Asian American “Star Trek” actor and LGBTQ icon, said massive anti-racism protests this month show the US is “making progress” on diversity, but warned the pandemic is renewing deep-rooted prejudices. Speaking to AFP ahead of his address at the University of California Los Angeles’ […]

Trump postpones rally scheduled for ‘Juneteenth’ holiday

Donald Trump has postponed a controversial rally scheduled for the same day as a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US, following fierce criticism, he announced Friday. The “Make America Great Again” rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma had been due to mark Trump’s return to the campaign […]

Fans savor return of stadium sport in virus-free New Zealand

DUNEDIN, New Zealand — They call one section of the stadium The Zoo, and it’s easy to see why: thousands of university students in team colors standing on their seats, steadying trays of beer, swaying to music and erupting with joy when their team scores. “Craziness,” is how […]

Course completion ceremony to be held at Indian Naval academy on 13 June 2020

open view news desk Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala will hold its Course Completion Ceremony for Spring Term 2020 on Saturday,   13th June 2020. The ceremony will be a scaled down events without presence of parents and guests of trainees, considering the precautions to be followed during COVID -19 […]

Submission Deadline for the ‘My Life, My Yoga’ Video Blogging Contest extended till 21st June, 2020

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 13: The last date for submission of the entries for the video blogging contest ‘My Life, My Yoga’ recently  announced by Prime Minister  Shri Narendra Modi has been extended till 21st June, 2020. This global contest on digital platform is jointly organized […]

On this day: Born June 14, 1969: Steffi Graf, German tennis player

LONDON – The pursuit of perfection in tennis has proved beyond all but one player in the modern era, Germany’s Steffi Graf. During her 17-year career Graf collected 22 Grand Slam singles titles and spent a record 377 weeks as world number one. Yet when reviewing Graf’s impact […]

U.S.’s Pompeo to meet China’s top diplomat in Hawaii seeking to ease tensions: media

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Hawaii, trying to ease tensions between the world’s two largest economies over various issues, according to media reports. Pompeo was planning the trip “quietly” and the arrangements were not yet finalized, Politico […]

India records biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI – India reported its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases on Saturday, adding 11,458 confirmed infections and taking the its total count to more than 300,000, according to data from the federal health ministry. India is the fourth-worst affected country in the world, having surpassed the […]

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