Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 5 Jul 2020

Brits sink 15m pints as pubs reopen on ‘Super Saturday’ Britons drank 15million pints as pubs reopened after 104 days yesterday. Although the day largely ran in an orderly fashion, large crowds gathered in several areas, including London’s Soho district, and there were cases of disorder in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire that forced bars to close early. The Sunday Mirror says revellers in Leeds, West Yorkshire, were seen strewn on the floor, vomiting and struggling to stay awake. NHS says Rishi Sunak has broken his spending promise NHS bosses say Rishi Sunak has broken his pledge to give the health service “whatever it needs” after he refused to provide a £10bn… Read More

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What this Utah town can teach us about the future of the West

Addison Hicken, with the help of two of his kids Evan and Laynie, begin to put up their American flag on their farm in Heber City on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Jenn Hicken watches with their youngest son, Ren, and two nephews, Parker and Weston Walton. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News From Jackson Hole to Park City, the wealthy are replacing third- and fourth-generation farmers. We go inside Heber City to view the changing landscape HEBER CITY — Addison Hicken dreams of looking out and only seeing fields. Fields that stretch out to the horizon. Fields that require long days worked and large families to work them. He used… Read More

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Sports on the air: Here’s what games are on TV and radio for the week of July 5-11

Adobe Stock image Sunday, July 5, 2020 TELEVISION BASEBALL KBO: LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions, ESPN, 2 a.m. BASKETBALL The Basketball Tournament, ESPN, noon, 2 p.m. (ESPN2, 5 p.m., 7 p.m.) GOLF Rocket Mortgage Classic, GOLF, 11 a.m. (CBS, 1 p.m.) HORSE RACING America’s Day at the Races, FS1, 11 a.m. MOTOR SPORTS Austrian Grand Prix, ESPN, 7 a.m. Brickyard 400, NBC, 2 p.m. RUGBY NRL: Knights vs. Sea Eagles, FS1, midnight NRL: Rabbitohs vs. Bulldogs, FS1, 2:30 a.m. SOCCER Burnley vs. Sheffield United, NBCSN, 5 a.m. West Ham vs. Newcastle, NBCSN, 7 a.m. Aston Villa vs. Liverpool, NBCSN, 9:30 a.m. Fiorentina vs. Parma, ESPN2, 11:30 a.m. Manchester City vs.… Read More

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How this Utah-based group of women is supporting restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic

A Trisha Sandwich from Feldman’s Deli in Salt Lake City, as featured by Female Foodie. | Brooke Eliason SALT LAKE CITY — Life is too short to eat bad food. Such is the philosophy of Female Foodie, a women-powered website dedicated to providing unbiased and trustworthy restaurant recommendations. “Really our only goal is just to share amazing food, so that people can discover the best of the city that they’re dining in,” said Brooke Eliason, a Salt Lake City native and creator of Female Foodie. Eliason started Female Foodie in 2010 when she was working as a waitress in West Yellowstone, Montana, over the summer while she was a student… Read More

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BYU safety Troy Warner pleased with how teammates have embraced Black Lives Matter movement

BYU senior safety Troy Warner, shown here posing for a photo at the Cougars’ media day in Provo on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, has emerged as a team leader and has urged his teammates to stay united during the coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest in the country. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Senior safety says he is as healthy as he’s ever been, talks about locker room unity during times of racial unrest and uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic PROVO — Ask BYU football players Kavika Fonua, Chris Wilcox, Max Tooley or Bracken El-Bakri which of their fellow defensive standouts has taken a leadership role during the coronavirus pandemic and… Read More

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The New Fourth: Utahns gather at local parks to watch fireworks amid COVID-19

Derek Wang, Wyatt Grow and his son, Louis Grow, 3, Flor Velazco, Courtney Grow and Chanler Bledsoe, left to right, sit together as they wait to watch fireworks at Rock Canyon Park in Provo on Saturday, July 4, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News PROVO — Families, couples and college students gathered in the shade at Rock Creek Park on a hot Fourth of July afternoon to reserve a spot for the night’s firework displays. Utah County, Provo, NuSkin and other local groups partnered up to bring three simultaneous firework displays to Orem and Provo Saturday night for families to enjoy from the comfort of their homes or out in… Read More

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Kanye West 2020: I’m Running for President!

Despite years and years of Kanye West’s unhinged behavior, he still manages to catch people off guard. On Independence Day, Kanye decided to announce that he is running to be President of the United States. In 2015, Kanye West was for some reason awarded the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs. This unfortunately meant that he was allowed to speak to the audience. At that time, he threatend to run for President in 2020. At the time, the whole sounded farcial. Now, Kanye is making that mostly forgotten joke into a horrifying new reality. “We must now realize the promise of America,” Kanye tweeted on the evening of July 4,… Read More

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