Tokyo 2020 organizers said the estimated cost is now 1.4 trillion yen ($12.6 billion). When Tokyo was awarded the Olympics in September 2013, the total was 730 billion yen ($6.6 billion). The cost of the 2012 London Olympics tripled from a bid estimate of $6.5 billion to $19 billion ..
The book will be published in print later this year, and Rowling said she will pledge royalties from its sales to projects helping those particularly affected by the pandemic. She wrote, be giving suggestions as to what to draw as we go along, but you should let your imagination run wild. And her feed is flooded with variations of the characters of Ickabog, and Ickabog himself.
During a speech he shared three statistics that outlined the scale of the problem that remains.World Organization European director Hans Kluge has warned that the continent is still in the grip of the coronavirus crisis. (Getty)Cumulative cases in the European region have increased 15% over the past 14 daysPositive cases of COVID 19 have actually increased across the European region despite confidence that lockdown measures can now be eased.The five European countries reporting the highest cumulative numbers of confirmed COVID 19 cases over the past 14 days are the Russian Federation, the UK, Turkey, Belarus, and Italy.Europe still accounts for 38% of casesThe UK has had 268,620 confirmed cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began the highest in Europe.Spain (236,259), Italy (231,139), France (183,038) and Germany (181,198) all follow immediately behind the UK on the global cases list, according to Johns Hopkins.The huge figures for Europe means the continent accounts for nearly two fifths (38%) of cases across the globe.Europe still accounts for 50% of deaths globallyGlobal deaths stand at 356,213 as of Thursday and Europe accounts for approximately half of this figure.Once again, the UK tally is the highest in Europe, standing at 37,452 also making it the second highest in the world, behind the US (100,442).Italy (33,072), France (28,599) and Spain (27,117) all sit immediately behind the UK, while Germany sits in ninth position with 8,449 deaths.People take part in a protest against the Spanish government amid the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Madrid, Spain. (AP)Spain, Italy, UK and France continue to account for 72% of all COVID 19 deaths in Europe.With governments across the continent preparing to reopen more businesses and loosen lockdown regulations, Kluge warned: “We are not measuring lives against livelihoods, nor health against wealth..