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GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. labour agency appealed to governments on Wednesday to support tens of millions of migrant workers forced to return to their homelands due to the coronavirus pandemic only to face unemployment and poverty. FILE PHOTO: Migrant workers and their families wait in lines outside a railway station to board a train…

British PM Johnson dismisses criticism on local lockdowns, coronavirus app

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dismissed criticism on Wednesday of his government’s plans to implement local lockdowns if there are flare-ups of the novel coronavirus and of an app to trace the spread of the virus. At prime minister’s questions in parliament, the opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer suggested both systems were…

UK government to state more about coronavirus ‘air bridges’ on June 29

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps is seen outside Downing Street, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON (Reuters) - British transport minister Grant Shapps said he would say more on June 29 about possible air bridges with other countries to…

New-look U.S. bank ‘tension tests’ might leave experts guessing

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bank analysts have cleared their diaries on Thursday ahead of a long evening poring over results of the Federal Reserve’s bank health checks, which have been upended this year by the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019.…

New-look U.S. bank ‘stress tests’ may leave analysts guessing

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bank analysts have cleared their diaries on Thursday ahead of a long evening poring over results of the Federal Reserve’s bank health checks, which have been upended this year by the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019.…

Ex-Texas A&M guard David Edwards dies after battling coronavirus

David Edwards, a guard for the Texas A&M basketball team in the early 1990s who holds the school’s single-season record for total assists, has died of complications from the coronavirus.

A university official confirmed the news to The Dallas Morning News after Edwards’ former Aggies teammate Charles Henderson posted about it on social media earlier Monday.

“Never in a million years would I have even imagined my backcourt teammate would go before his time. I just got the news that Dave Edwards passed away. For those that have been praying for him, he is now in a better place,” Henderson wrote on Facebook.

“This coronavirus has hit me in the heart. Dave was one of the fiercest competitors and best point guards that I’ve ever met. Nearly unstoppable. Learned how to become tough as nails competing against him everyday and shaking off adversity.”

A New Yorker, Edwards started his collegiate career at Georgetown before transferring to Texas A&M prior to the 1991-92 season. In 85 games for the Aggies, he averaged 13.5 points, 7.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds. As a senior, he led the formerly named Southwest Conference with 8.8 assists per game, and his 265 assists that season remain a Texas A&M school record.

A three-time all-SWC player, Edwards is one of six players in Division I history to record a triple-double in consecutive games, doing so March 5 and 10, 1994.

Former St. John’s guard Lee Green also died after battling the coronavirus, his former teammate Lamont Middleton told The New York Post on Monday. Green played for St. John’s from 1991 to ’94, averaging 2.4 points.

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Migrant workers need support, jobs at home after pandemic disruption: ILO

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