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UK set for long lockdown, death toll 4313

Britain is unlikely to lift its stringent lockdown rules until the end of May, once the spread of the coronavirus has started to slow, a leading government adviser says as the death toll rose to 4313. The government has put Britain into a widespread shutdown, closing pubs, restaurants and nearly …

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EPL Liverpool furlough non-playing staff

Premier League leaders Liverpool have furloughed some of their non-playing staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are holding talks about the prospect of salary deductions for players and senior staff, the club said on Saturday. Liverpool added on their website that the furloughed staff would continue to receive 100 …

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Australia’s new coronavirus cases slowing

Australians have been urged not to get carried away as the rate of new coronavirus cases slows, with the deputy chief medical officer insisting the health crisis is not over. There were 5544 cases of COVID-19 across the country as of Saturday, with the death toll rising to 30 after …

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Never Given a Close Look to Hitchcock? Start Here

Alfred Hitchcock may seem like an odd choice for this column, which purports to recommend entry points for movie genres you don’t get or directors who seem difficult. Hitchcock, by contrast, could easily be considered the most famous director who ever lived. His run from 1958 to 1963 alone — …

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