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South Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass half a million

 

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FILE PHOTO: A Stranded commuter walks at a deserted Baragwanath taxi rank during a protest by the South African minibus taxi operators against the government's financial relief package to the taxi industry, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Soweto, South Africa, June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175795-south-africas-covid-19-cases-surpass-half-a-million/

 

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NASA astronauts riding SpaceX capsule poised for weekend return, weather permitting

By Joey Roulette

 

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FILE PHOTO: NASA astronaut Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule in this still image taken from video May 31, 2020. NASA/Handout via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's new Crew Dragon are due to return on Sunday after a two-month voyage that marked NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175796-nasa-astronauts-riding-spacex-capsule-poised-for-weekend-return-weather-permitting/

 

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Aubameyang double helps Arsenal beat Chelsea for 14th FA Cup trophy

 

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Soccer Football - FA Cup Final - Arsenal v Chelsea - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - August 1, 2020 Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Cup, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Adam Davy

 

(Reuters) - Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to help his side secure a 2-1 win over 10-man Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday for a record-extending 14th crown in the competition - and a spot in next season's Europa League.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175797-aubameyang-double-helps-arsenal-beat-chelsea-for-14th-fa-cup-trophy/

 

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Golf - Todd hangs on to lead headed into final round in Memphis

 

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Aug 1, 2020; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Brendon Todd plays a shot from a bunker on the 16th hole during the third round of the WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

 

(Reuters) - Brendon Todd held on to the lead at the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Saturday, despite an uneven third round that saw him hit four bogeys and five birdies to finish the day at a one-under par 69.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175798-golf-todd-hangs-on-to-lead-headed-into-final-round-in-memphis/

 

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South African Grace tests positive for COVID-19 at Barracuda Championship

 

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FILE PHOTO: Golf - The 148th Open Championship - Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, Northern Ireland - July 19, 2019 South Africa's Branden Grace on the 8th hole during the second round REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - South Africa's Branden Grace has withdrawn from the Barracuda Championship prior to the third round after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour said on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175800-south-african-grace-tests-positive-for-covid-19-at-barracuda-championship/

 

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Hamilton takes pole for home British GP in record time

By Alan Baldwin

 

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Formula One F1 - British Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - August 1, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during qualifying Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

 

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton shattered the Silverstone track record with a blistering lap to put dominant Mercedes on pole position for his home British Grand Prix on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175801-hamilton-takes-pole-for-home-british-gp-in-record-time/

 

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The week that was in Thailand news: Thailand news: Where the predictable and the surprising rub shoulders

 

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Fallout from the Red Bull “Boss” case – as well as some juicy new developments – continued to dominate the news on Thaivisa this week. It was seven days that once again showcased why the kingdom is a tremendous source of news of stories that are both predictable for those who have lived in Thailand for yonks as well as providing surprises that keep even this ageing columnist on his toes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175804-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-thailand-news-where-the-predictable-and-the-surprising-rub-shoulders/

 

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Police hunting a thief following a fatal bag snatching in Pattani

 

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Police in Thailand’s southern border province of Pattani are looking for a thief on a motorcycle, who snatched the shoulder bag of a woman riding pillion on another motorcycle, causing her to fall onto the road, fracturing her skull and killing her.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175811-police-hunting-a-thief-following-a-fatal-bag-snatching-in-pattani/

 

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Two thirds of UK firms 'fully operational' after COVID, survey says

By David Milliken

 

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FILE PHOTO: Office buildings are pictured in the City of London financial district, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Two thirds of British businesses say they are now "fully operational" after the coronavirus lockdown, up from half in June, according to a survey on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175813-two-thirds-of-uk-firms-fully-operational-after-covid-survey-says/

 

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Tropical storm 'Sinlaku' making landfall in Vietnam today, while monsoon intensifies in Thailand

By The Nation

 

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Photo credit: The Meteorological department

 

The category-3 tropical storm “Sinlaku” over Tokin Bay is moving west at 15 kilometres per hour speed and is forecast to make landfall in Vinh, Vietnam on Sunday (2 Aug 2020).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175816-tropical-storm-sinlaku-making-landfall-in-vietnam-today-while-monsoon-intensifies-in-thailand/

 

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Five Thais test positive for Covid-19 in state quarantine

By The Nation

 

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There were five new Covid-19 cases in state quarantine over a 24-hour period, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced on Sunday (August 2).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175835-five-thais-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-state-quarantine/

 

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Pheu Thai to propose rewriting of Constitution next week

By The Nation

 

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The opposition is planning to present a proposal in the lower house to rewrite the Constitution following protests by pro-democratic groups seeking amendments to Thai democracy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1175836-pheu-thai-to-propose-rewriting-of-constitution-next-week/

 

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