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# India
Daily coronavirus cases in India dip below 100,000
India peaked at adding more than 400,000 cases a day in May, but new infections and deaths have declined across the country since then.
# Drop
Norwich suffer Premier League relegation as West Ham's Antonio grabs four
A seventh successive league defeat for Daniel Farke’s side sealed their fate.
# Facing The Drop
Relegation looms large for Werder as teams take knee for Floyd protests
Wolfsburg pushed back up to sixth in the Bundesliga thanks to their 1-0 win.
# Drop
Three years on from tragic plane crash, Chapecoense suffer relegation
The Brazilian side has dropped out of the top flight.
# Drop
England set to displace Ireland in world rankings after Twickenham trouncing
Ireland had an eye on top spot before kick-off.
# Drop
MacHale Park capacity reduced by 6,000 for Mayo's crunch Super 8s tie against Donegal
An All-Ireland semi-final is up for grabs on Saturday, 3 August.
# good news
NFL concussions show big drop after rule changes
With concussions from pre-season games included, the number dropped from 281 in 2017 to 214 in 2018.
# Drop
'Shortly after launching our main device, I had to let people go - it was gut-wrenching'
Drop CEO Ben Harris also talks about learning to become a ‘facilitator’.
# how to impress me
6 must-haves to make it in the tech world, according to Ben Harris of Drop
The startup founder wants to hear about your failures.
# Drop
'Just put the ball down, it's the same points as a big dive'
Wasps coach Dai Young tried to deflect attention off his player, but there’s no getting away from the Springbok’s howler.
# Team 33
Ireland down in latest Fifa rankings despite Georgia and Moldova wins
The Boys in Green fell in the October ranking after two months of no change.
# results 2016
Increase in Maths fails and fewer A1s overall: Here's how students got on with the Leaving Cert
A1s are down but there’s a few positive trends as well.
# smashed up
A new smartphone screen will make smashed displays a rarer sight
The new Gorilla Glass 5 will be able to survive shoulder-height drops “up to 80% of the time”.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
A bonfire in Dublin, garda reject pay deal and the Marriage Bill gets signed into law… all the day’s big stories.
# on the boil
Here's what your kitchen could look like in 10 years
According to Ikea, that is.
# sex education
Teenagers are having a lot fewer children than they used to
There has been a 60% decline since 2001 in the number of 15- to 19-year-olds having children.
# post-recession low
Number of under 25s on the dole is rising (but unemployment rate has fallen again)
The unemployment rate it hit 10.5% in January – down from 10.6% in December.
# In trouble
Samsung's year goes from bad to worse as profits continue to plunge
Weak smartphone sales and increased competition meant the company recording its smallest quarterly profit in three years.
# mind the gap
Ireland makes the top 10 in global study on gender gap
Iceland came out on top while Yemen was listed last.
# Rise of the Machines
This kitchen scale probably knows more about cooking than you... and now it has more money
Irish startup Drop has scored $2 million to develop more smart kitchen products.
# plunging
Samsung is bracing itself for a massive drop in profits this quarter
The company has said it expects earnings to be 60% lower than a year earlier, thanks to increased competition in the smartphone market.
# Catholic Church
The numbers of priests and nuns in Ireland are dropping
In Dublin diocese there are now just two priests under the age of 40.
Number of discretionary medical cards falls by over 16,000
In January 2013, 63,126 were eligible for a discretionary medical card. In April 2014, just 46,535 now have a discretionary medical card.
# Spending
Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"
New CSO figures show that people spent less money in supermarkets and petrol stations last month.
# long-term illness
Govt criticised over reports it will "drop" free GP card scheme
The scheme, which would have applied to people with long-term illness, was an election commitment from the government.
# Morning After Pill
HSE costs for morning after pill fall
The drop in reimbursement is being explained by the availability of the pill over the counter – one brand became available OTC in pharmacies in February 2011.
# Cow Pat
A load of bull: Hereford relegated from Football League despite final day win
Not even a pat on the back from the club mascot could cheer up United goalkeeper Adam Bartlett.
# Doctors
Global index shows drop in Irish medical costs
The cost of common dental treatments is down by 21 per cent in some cases, as are elective medical procedures – but the cost of laser eye surgery is up by 21 per cent.
# Drop
Woods to fall out of top 10 in world rankings
It will be the first time Woods is out of the top 10 since he was No 13 on April 6, 1997, the week before he won the Masters for the first of his 14 majors. But he’s still the most powerful athlete according to Forbes.