Yang makes first start in majors; Rangers beat Twins 3-1
Yang makes first start in majors; Rangers beat Twins 3-1
The seed of a business idea floats around in your head between work videoconference calls, after the kids are asleep or while you tend your pandemic garden. “In 2020, there was an explosion in new business applications, reaching nearly 4.5 million by year’s end,” according to a February report by the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington, D.C., think tank. Deciding if self-employment is right for you depends on your personality, your financial situation and your ability to adapt.
Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Tuesday that Ukrainian state security agents had come to his apartment in what he denounced as an attempt by his rival, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to put pressure on him. The SBU state security agency denied having taken action against the mayor. Rivalry between the two began soon after Zelenskiy unexpectedly won Ukraine's presidency in 2019, beating the then-incumbet Petro Poroshenko, a former political ally of the mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine's capital.
Mumbai’s waterfront, and the landmark Gateway of India, were inundated on May 17, as Cyclone Tauktae move up India’s west coast, before making landfall in Gujarat, where at least seven people were reported killed on May 18.The India Meteorological Department said Cyclone Tauktae was an “extremely severe cyclonic storm" with wind speeds of up to 100 mph.The storm brought a deluge to Mumbai, were 230 mm of rain was recorded in the 24 hours to early May 18. According to local reports citing the India Meteorological Department’s Mumbai centre, this was a record for the month of May.A further 14 deaths were reported in Maharashtra, the Times of India said.On May 18, the storm was expected to weaken gradually. Credit: Himalay Kantilal Solanki via Storyful
Chinese streaming firm iQIYI published first quarter results that were better than its previous guidance and a lengthy letter to shareholders asserting that it has the best content model and technology in the sector. In a regulatory filing, the company said that revenues in the January to March first quarter of its 2021 financial year […]
The COVID-19 variant first identified in India has been classified as a “variant of concern” by Britain and the World Health Organization, meaning there is some evidence that it spreads more easily between people, causes more severe disease, or might be less responsive to treatments and vaccines. Figures released by Public Health England show cases of the variant first detected in India have tripled in the past week and experts say it's on track to become the most dominant COVID-19 variant in the country. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead, said more information was still needed about the variant's spread globally.
The number of people from Myanmar seeking shelter in India has swelled to more than 15,000, with more likely to cross over as fighting intensifies in parts Myanmar following a coup, an Indian government official said on Tuesday. The influx into the small, northeast Indian state of Mizoram, which shares a porous, mountainous border with Myanmar, began in late February as policemen fled to avoid having to take orders from a junta trying to suppress opposition to the Feb. 1 coup. By April, about 1,800 people from Myanmar - including several lawmakers - had crossed the border but the number has recently grown to more than 15,400, according to the vice chairman of Mizoram's State Planning Board, H. Rammawi.
The 73-year-old joined Palace in September 2017 and has kept them in the Premier League for four seasons in a row. Hodgson's final game in charge will be against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. "After more than 45 years of coaching I have decided that the time is right for me to step away from the rigours of top-flight Premier League football," he said https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/2021/may/roy-hodgson-to-step-down-as-crystal-palace-manager.
The Aboriginal group whose sacred rock shelters Rio Tinto destroyed in Western Australia last year for an iron ore mine says it wants a better relationship with the global miner to prevent anything like that happening again.Rio Tinto destroyed 46,000-year-old rock shelters at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia last May.It went against the traditional owners, causing a public outcry. Burchell Hayes, a director at the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation, said co-management was the only way forward. "There's still a lot of work to be done. We've had to reset the relationship. I've always said that we are committed to building that relationship. We are not opposed to mining, however we want to ensure that we are around the table when it comes to making decisions about impact on our country. We are not going to let this happen again."The shelters held some of the oldest evidence of continuous human habitation."No amount of money will ever replace that. Nothing. I'd rather have the rock shelter back than you write me a cheque. That's how I feel about it."The incident cost Rio's boss, chair and two senior executives their jobs. Rio Tinto's shareholders rejected the miner's executive pay packages earlier this month, in a backlash against the destruction.
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Federal authorities say a man on trial in Fargo, N.D., slashed his own throat in the courtroom Monday and died.
The eurozone economy shrank by 0.6% with jobs taking a hit compared with the previous quarter.
Labour is calling on the government to "step up and act" over what they are calling a "building safety crisis". Coming up to the four-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire, Shadow Housing Secretary Lucy Powell said that Labour wants the government to put a "hard deadline" of June 2022 to force companies to remove unsafe panelling from tower blocks. .
Musk has visited the factory site in Gruenheide several times, this time there are no meetings with politicians planned, instead Musk met fans outside the factory grounds, one of whom had brought a cardboard cut out to be signed, saying he had toured Europe in Teslas to prove one can.Tesla is the world's largest electric car builder and the Gruenheide site is the company's first in Europe.The company is still waiting for final construction permission for the factory as well as for the battery plant. So far it is unclear when this will be provided.
The government will assess the coronavirus situation in England "a few days before" June 21, in the hope to end all Covid lockdown restrictions. Environment Secretary George Eustice reassured reporters that "for now it absolutely remains our intention to go to that next level, to loosen those restrictions in the way that we had planned". The June 21 date has come into question after England has seen increasing prevalence of the Covid-19 variant found in India. .
Cars navigated flooded streets in Lafayette as severe weather prompted Louisiana’s governor to declare a state of emergency on May 17.The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the city, estimating it could see up to six inches of rain overnight into May 18.This footage shared by John Weatherall III shows cars driving through floodwater in downtown Lafayette.Special marine warnings and flash flood warnings remained in place for several areas of Louisiana on May 18. Credit: John Weatherall III via Storyful
Walcott became the youngest player to feature for Southampton when he made his first-team debut in August 2005, at only 16 years and 143 days. "Southampton is a club that means so much to me and it has been incredibly special for me to have spent this season back at St Mary's," Walcott told the club website https://www.southamptonfc.com/news/2021-05-18/announcement-theo-walcott-southampton-agreement-in-principle-permanent-transfer.
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Peter Simmons was jailed for three and a half years for stealing from his father, forcing him out of retirement and back to work.
India's navy said at least 177 people had been rescued from one of the two vessels.Cyclone Tauktae has ravaged parts of India, killing at least 19 people. It is the most powerful cyclone to hit the area in over two decades.
A lorry driver was caught on camera watching a Formula One documentary on his mobile phone while driving on the M5 on May 12, police said.The driver was caught as part of Operation Tramline, a HGV road safety project led by Highways England and the Gloucestershire Constabulary.This video shows officers in an unmarked lorry filming the lorry driver watching the documentary on his phone. Officers in the video can be heard saying the driver is also not wearing a seatbelt.Police said they gave the driver a ticket for not being in proper control of the lorry and warned him about the potential consequences of his actions.“Drivers using a phone behind the wheel are four times more likely to be involved in a collision, far less likely to notice and react to hazards, more likely to show poor lane discipline and make more variable speed choices,” Sgt Lucy Powell said.“The vantage point that we got from the cab allowed us to detect offences that we might not see from our normal patrol vehicles, particularly with heavy goods vehicles and larger vans.” Credit: Gloucestershire Constabulary via Storyful