To meet rising demand for animal companions in lockdown, Public Animal Shelter in Rio de Janeiro allows people to check the profiles of available cats and dogs via social media. It then delivers the chosen pet to their new home In 1949, Walter Chandoha adopted a stray kitten New York.
London has topped the rankings out of 80 cities around the globe for a higher quality of life and social capital, according to a new report. The mammoth survey by Boston Consulting Group analysed responses from 25,000 residents in 80 cities around the world and using over 150 metrics.
Decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen injures his leg in long jump run-up and lands SIDEWAYS in the sand before leaving the stadium in a wheelchair after receiving a lengthy treatment
Thomas Van der Plaetsen badly hyperextended his right knee on his first attempt The 30-year-old was unable to stop himself falling sideways into the sand The 2016 European champion was then taken out of the stadium in a wheelchair This was Van der Plaetsen's second Olympics after suffering testicular cancer
TOKYO (AP) - Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil won the women´s 10-kilometer Olympic marathon swimming event in Tokyo on Wednesday. Cunha touched first in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 30.8 seconds, finishing nine-tenths of a second ahead of defending champion Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands.
Amusician forced to quarantine in a Government-approved hotel has described having to move room twice because of a “disgusting” rat problem. The 25-year-old man from York, who has to pay £1,750 to quarantine in the Mercure London Heathrow, said he felt “shocked and anxious” over the ordeal.
Five players to keep an eye on in the women's Olympics golf in Tokyo. After an enthralling men’s tournament last week, Olympic golf returns to Kasumigaseki Country Club for the women’s event as 60 more of the world’s best golfers begin their hunt for Olympic glory.
Jack Laugher and James Heatly set tone with strong final display in men's individual springboard diving as Team GB pair clinch third and fourth place ahead of medal tilt later in Tokyo
Jack Laugher and James Heatly sent out warning shots to their diving rivals as the pair each put in strong performances in the men's individual three metre springboard semi-final on Tuesday. Laugher, 26, won three metre synchro gold in Rio de Janeiro five years ago, and was looking to bounce back after failing to defend his title with Dan Goodfellow earlier in these Games.
A MOTHER in Brazil has been arrested by police after she allegedly sold EIGHT of her ten children in order to get money to buy drugs. Marilza Medeiros da Conceicao, from Sao Pedro da Aldeia, Rio de Janeiro, was taken into custody on Tuesday for "promising or carrying out the delivery of a child to a third party, upon payment or reward."
Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia Sunday to support far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in protest against the country's electronic voting system. In Rio, some 3,000 people marched on Copacabana beach, many without face masks and dressed in Brazil‘s yellow-and-green flag colors.
Edinburgh is set to have another blast of warmer air as temperatures make their way back above 20 degrees once again. July had brought roasting conditions for the capital, with highs of around 26C and beautiful sunshine covering the entire city with a summertime glow. However, the last week has seen much cooler fronts make their way up the country, bringing grey and cloudy skies as well as a thunderstorm and heavy showers.
Simone Biles withdraws from THIRD individual event at Tokyo Olympics but will still make a decision on whether she will compete in beam discipline
Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic gold medal on floor exercise USA Gymnastics announced Sunday that the six-time Olympic medalist has opted not to compete on floor, where she won gold in Rio de Janeiro She placed second in the qualifying round at the Tokyo Olympics last week USA Gymnastics said Biles has not decided whether to participate in the balance beam final which is scheduled for Tuesday
Rio de Janeiro cops recover human remains near river while searching for three boys who were reported missing in December 2020
Brazilian children Lucas Matheus da Silva, 9; Alexandre da Silva, 11; and Fernando Henrique Ribeiro Soares, 11, have been missing since December 2020 The three boys left their home in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, on the morning of December 27 to play soccer at a park near their condominium
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian health authorities on Thursday began the mass immunization of Rio de Janeiro’s Mare neighborhood in a novel bid to control COVID-19 in a poor community while studying vaccine effectiveness and the prevalence of worrisome variants. The bayside Mare complex is comprised of more than a dozen so-called favelas and home to some 130,000 people, and the study is Brazil’s first to target a low-income area.
Only British and Irish nationals travelling from a red list country are allowed into the UK Despite international travel restrictions continuing to ease, there are still 60 red list countries that British tourists are strictly advised not to travel to. Guidance on restrictions continue to change as countries slip in and out of the different colours on the traffic light system.
From period monitoring to birth control, Kate Ng looks at how menstruation affects female athletes This year’s Tokyo Olympics marks the first time the games have nearly reached gender parity, with almost 49 per cent of around 11,000 competing athletes being women. According to the International Olympics Committee, at least 40.5 per cent of athletes at the Paralympics are women, 100 more female athletes than in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
He won bronze in the 2012 London Olympics and a gold and silver medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Liam Heath is Britain's most successful British canoeist at the Olympics. He won bronze in the 2012 London Olympics and a gold and silver medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Both golf events at Tokyo 2020 will be held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club After returning to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro five years ago, golf will again be held at Tokyo 2020. 120 golfers will compete over eight days of golfing action on the East Course at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.
Fiji defeated New Zealand 27-12 to claim the gold medal in the Olympic Rugby Sevens at the Tokyo Stadium on Wednesday, retaining the title they won in Rio de Janeiro five years ago. Argentina earned the bronze medal with a 17-12 victory over Britain, sparking wild scenes of celebration from the South Americans at the final whistle.