Coronavirus lockdown: Asian cooks make bamboo shoots top trend Image copyright Getty Images Bamboo shoots are the top trending recipe search globally, as Asians take to the kitchen during virus lockdowns. While banana bread is the top-searched recipe overall, bamboo shoots have seen the biggest rise within the last month. They have seen a 4,850% rise, highlighting how popular traditional home-cooked food has become in Asia.
Fact check: Trump campaign posts another dishonestly snipped Biden quote to make him sound confused They did it again early this week. On Tuesday morning, the Trump campaign posted an eight-second video on Facebook that it titled "Joe Biden completely botches the Pledge of Allegiance." It was the same clip that was tweeted on Monday, with the same caption, by Republican National Committee rapid response director Steve Guest; Guest's tweet generated more than 13,500 retweets, at least 1.5 million video views and numerous comments questioning Biden's mental acuity. Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus returns with a bang in win over Olympiakos Manchester City have a maximum nine points in a group stage that is going perfectly. Factor in a fine display from Ferran Torres at centre-forward and Gabriel Jesus’s goal-scoring appearance as a substitute following a long lay-off and Pep Guardiola was left pleased. His team are rolling along impressively, showing signs of the formidable force they can be. After this victory over Olympiakos a draw in the reverse fixture in Greece guarantees passage to the knockout phase.
Coronavirus: Warning over COVID-19 antibody tests given to NHS and care workers A group of senior medical experts has raised concerns about coronavirus antibody tests being carried out on NHS and care staff. The blood tests - described by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as potentially "game-changing" - can tell whether a person has had COVID-19 in the past. The government purchased 10 million test kits from pharmaceutical giant Abbott and Roche last month, with the first phase of the testing programme assessing NHS and care workers. But in a letter published by the British Medical Journal, a group of academics and clinicians have voiced concerns about the performance of the tests and warned they risk "inefficient use of scarce resources". Coronavirus: Trump suggests injecting disinfectant as treatment Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has been lambasted by the medical community after suggesting research into whether coronavirus might be treated by injecting disinfectant into the body. He also appeared to propose irradiating patients' bodies with UV light, an idea dismissed by a doctor at the briefing. Another of his officials had moments earlier said sunlight and disinfectant were known to kill the infection. Disinfectants are hazardous substances and can be poisonous if ingested.
Mitch McConnell is going to win (again) The last 72 hours have made that much clear. On Tuesday morning, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney announced that he supports a vote on Trump's nominee. "I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President's nominee," he said in a statement. Lakers overwhelm shorthanded Heat in Game 2 to take NBA finals stranglehold Anthony Davis got most of his points with a feathery shooting touch. LeBron James flexed his muscle to bulldoze his way to damage. And whenever the lead looked even the tiniest bit threatened, the Los Angeles Lakers had an answer. The NBA finals are halfway to a coronation. James finished with 33 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, Davis made 14 of his first 15 shots on the way to 32 points, and the Lakers took a 2-0 lead in the title series by beating the shorthanded Miami Heat 124-114 on Friday night. The Lakers shot 51%, making 16 consecutive shots from two-point range in a stretch that started late in the first quarter and ended late in the third.
Strictly Come Dancing will return for 2020 but with a shorter series Strictly Come Dancing will be back on our TV screens later this year, but it will be a shorter series than usual. The popular dance show normally begins in September and ends in mid-December, but the launch is going to be slightly delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC says its team of professional dancers - including Oti Mabuse and Gorka Marquez - is ready to start rehearsing remotely at the end of July. The dancers are likely to be isolated, with group numbers to be filmed in August in advance of the kick-off of the live shows. The BBC said in a statement: "The Strictly Come Dancing team are doing everything they can to bring the nation plenty of Strictly magic later this year." They said the "slightly shorter run" was a bid to "deliver the high standards audiences know and love".
Coronavirus: Immigration to US to be suspended amid pandemic, Trump says Image copyright AFP President Donald Trump has said he will sign an executive order to temporarily suspend all immigration to the US because of the coronavirus. On Twitter, he cited "the attack from the invisible enemy", as he calls the virus, and the need to protect the jobs of Americans, but did not give details. It was not clear what programmes might be affected and whether the president would be able to carry out the order. Critics say the government is using the pandemic to crack down on immigration. Mr Trump's announcement late on Monday comes as the White House argues the worst of the pandemic is over and the country can begin reopening.
Donald Trump seems to think he has already won the Nobel Peace Prize "I said let's turn on the evening news. Let's watch it. This is gonna be a big show tonight. Get ready. And NBC, which is one of the most crooked, one of the worst newscasts. [crowd boos] French Open 2020: Ruud v Thiem, Halep and Nadal to follow – live! Hello! Welcome to day 6 of our Roland Garros coverage as the tournament moves on to the third round. This will be some third round and there are many matches to keep an eye on. It has been raining in Paris this morning so play was briefly delayed on the outside courts and the roof is being used on Chatrier. US Open champion Dominic Thiem starts things off under the roof and he may well get his first test of the tournament as he takes on 21 year-old Norwegian Casper Ruud, who has been one of the breakout players on clay this season.
No matter how you crunch the numbers, this pandemic is only just getting started There has not been a lot of good news lately. But with the discharge of Boris Johnson from hospital on Sunday, and statements that the “peak” strain on the National Health Service would be over the Easter period, you might be under the impression that the storm is passing, and the Covid-19 pandemic will soon be a memory. Fueling this mood are reports from studies of communities already hit by the pandemic. Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power after Election Day "Well, we're going to have to see what happens," Trump said when asked whether he'd commit to a peaceful transition, one of the cornerstones of American democracy. Trump has previously refused to say whether he would accept the election results, echoing his sentiments from 2016. And he has joked -- he says -- about staying in office well past the constitutionally bound two terms. But his refusal to guarantee a violence-free transition went further and is likely to alarm his opponents, already on edge given his deployment of federal law enforcement to quell protests in American cities. His reluctance to commit to a peaceful transition was rooted in what he said were concerns about ballots, extending his false assertion that widespread mail-in voting is rife with fraud. "(G)et rid of the ballots and you'll have a very ... there won't be a transfer, frankly.