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Early Bird: Biden leads Trump by a landslide. A jail turned into a luxury hotel. Beyoncé becomes a designer

Kateřina Ostrejšová
01.Nov 2020
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The reactions to coronavirus spreading across the world differ a little from country to country. While in Britain, measures are being tightened and the country will go into lockdown next week, secret parties are being held in the USA. We bring you the latest information from home and from around the world.

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Joe Biden leads Trump by a landslide

Things aren't looking up for current US President Donald Trump in the upcoming election. Joe Biden currently leads the national surveys by about nine percentage points. Even if the polls were significantly wrong, Biden should still get more votes than Trump. The Democratic candidate leads the current president by a landslide. As the only challenger in US history, he received over 50% of voter support in nationwide polls. Hillary Clinton, for example, never even got close.

Party with 400 guests

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Věci z uprchlických lodí.
Věci z uprchlických lodí. Source:

The Sheriff's office in New York had their work cut out for them on Saturday night. Nearly 400 people violated the coronavirus emergency measures and attended a Halloween party in Brooklyn. Nine organizers of the illegal party were charged and are due in court.

According to a photo that was posted on Twitter, the party took place in a warehouse. Few of the attendees had a face mask, despite the fact that the United States are not doing well at all when it comes to the number of Covid-19 cases. In fact, they have reached a record number of new infections per day on Friday - 97,000.

Another lockdown for the UK

England, like the rest of Europe, is tightening its safety measures. The second lockdown comes into force on Thursday and should stay in place until the beginning of December. All pubs and restaurants will close, along with retail stores. There will also be a ban on indoor gatherings of people. In addition, international travel will be banned, while schools and universities will remain open.

"The virus is spreading even faster than the worst-case scenario of our scientific advisers predicts. Unless we act we could see death running in this country at several thousand a day,"

Boris Johnson informed the nation. There are currently approximately 50,000 new coronavirus cases per day in the UK.

The deadliest shipwreck of 2020

At least 140 migrants heading for Europe have drowned in the deadliest shipwreck this year, the UN said in a statement. Witnesses report that the ship carrying almost 200 people caught fire very shortly after leaving the northwest coast of Senegal. The ship was headed for the Spanish Canary Islands. About 40 passengers were rescued.

"It is important that we advocate for enhanced legal channels to undermine the traffickers' business model and prevent loss of life,"

said the head of the Senegalese office, Bakary Doumbia.

New Petřín


One of the most visited tourist attractions in Prague is undoubtedly Petřín. And who could imagine Petřín without the large gardens and parks surrounding it! The capital city of Prague and the Institute of Planning have developed a proposal for giving the area a new look. However, restoring the Petřín complex is not an easy task, because part of the locality is a protected natural monument and at the same time a Prague monument reserve.

"We decided to involve the citizens of Prague since the very beginning of the transformation of the area. We want this complex locality, which includes, among others, the Lobkovická Garden, Rose Orchad or Nebozízek, to serve mainly the locals,"

said IPR director Ondřej Boháč.

Three thousand moving paintings by Vincent Van Gogh

The Indianapolis Museum of Art in Newfields will host an exhibition dedicated to the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh in June next year. Visitors can look forward to 150 state-of-the-art high-resolution projectors, which occupy almost 30,000 square meters on the fourth floor of the museum. The projects will transform two-dimensional images into three-dimensional projections that guests will be able to walk through. There will be about 3,000 moving iconic images, such as the Sunflower or Starry Night. The entire exhibition entitled "The Lume" will be accompanied by classical music.

Beyoncé comes with a new collection

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Petřínská věž.
Petřínská věž. Source:

A new collection of clothes called Drip 2 has arrived on the market! It's the most colorful and colorful line ever, and it features a lot of gender-neutral pieces. This time, everyone will be able to choose someting, because the models range from XXXS up to 4X. Drip 2 will bring flashes of spicy yellow, honey beige and forest green. The American pop singer hopes that these colors will help balance the sadness this year has brought.

"I appreciate the beauty of gender-neutral clothing and breaking the so-called fashion rules,"

said Beyoncé.

A jail turned into a luxury hotel

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Projekce obrazu Van Gogha.
Projekce obrazu Van Gogha. Source:

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Joe Biden s Barackem Obamou. Source:

Bodmin Jai, built in 1779, is located in Cornwall, England, about five hours west of London. The building used to function as a prison and execution site. In 1927, however, it was closed and began to decay. After almost a hundred years, the architect Stoutt Griffith decided to remodel the ruins and build a luxury hotel. The building has now been under reconstruction for five years, but the opening date has finally been set. On February 12, 2021, guests will be able to stay here for the first time. The prices per night start at $ 325, i.e. about 9,000 crowns. The hotel will offer a total of 70 suites.

That's all from us this morning. Have a beautiful Sunday! As the American writer Kurt Vonnegut said:

"Enjoy the little things in your life, because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things."

Luxusní byt na prodej Praha - 320m
Luxusní byt na prodej Praha - 320m, Praha 5

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