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first_imgAbout 350,000 people in Hong Kong currently hold British National (Overseas) passports, which allow visa-free access to Britain for up to six months, Johnson wrote. A pro-democracy demonstrator raises his British National Overseas (BNO) passports during a protest against new national security legislation in Hong Kong, China June 1, 2020. TYRONE SIU/REUTERS/FILE Another 2.5 million people would be eligible to apply for one. (AP) “Many people in Hong Kong fear their way of life – which China pledged to uphold – is under threat,” he wrote in an article for The Times newspaper and the South China Morning Post. LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he would offer millions of Hong Kongers visas and a possible route to UK citizenship if China persists with its national security law.last_img read more

first_imgNBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday at a Southern California cemetery following their deaths January 26 in a helicopter crash, death certificates released Tuesday by Los Angeles County officials show.Their resting place is Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California, the documents state. The cemetery is about two miles from the Pacific Ocean and less than a 10-minute drive from the family’s church, Our Lady Queen of Angels, in Newport Beach.No details about a graveside service were released.The Bryants are Catholic, and Kobe Bryant stopped by the parish’s chapel just hours before the fatal crash.The death certificates list Bryant as an “author, producer, and athlete” and his daughter as a “coach and student.”A public celebration of their lives is scheduled for February 24 at 10 a.m. PT at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. No information about tickets has been shared. The other victims of the crash — in the hills of Calabasas, California, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles — were Gianna’s teammates Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester; Alyssa’s parents, John and Keri; Payton’s mother, Sarah; assistant girls basketball coach Christina Mauser; and helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan.A memorial service for the Altobellis was held Monday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.The remains of the crash victims were returned to their families in early February, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.The cause of death for all nine victims was determined to be blunt force trauma, and the manner of death was certified as accident, the medical examiner’s office said.last_img read more

first_imgThe Lightning reached a rare milestone Monday.Tampa Bay became the third team ever to tally 60 wins in a season. The team joins the Red Wings, who completed the feat in 1995-96, and the Canadiens (1976-77). Lightning sign coach Jon Cooper to multi-year extension Lightning clinch Atlantic Division, Presidents’ Trophycenter_img The Lightning beat the Senators, 5-2, to move to 60-15-4 on the season. They have just three regular-season games left. The @TBLightning are the third team in NHL history to reach the 60-win mark in a season, joining the Red Wings in 1995-96 (62-13-7, 131 points) and Canadiens in 1976-77 (60-8-12, 132 points). https://t.co/lPGHEyLceq #NHLStats #TBLvsOTT pic.twitter.com/p7UKaAUD2B— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 2, 2019Tampa Bay clinched the top seed in the Atlantic Division on March 18, and earned the Presidents’ Trophy, which is awarded to the NHL team that finishes with the most points in the regular season.  Related Newslast_img read more