Ducati won the top category with Australian Casey Stoner in 2007, ending a 32-year Japanese manufacturer domination of the sport. The Bologna-based company also secured the MotoGP constructors' title last season following a 50 point deduction for Yamaha. Suzuki took the rider and team titles with Spaniard Joan Mir.
Teenager whose GCSEs and A-levels have been cancelled are losing motivation, feeling lost and need a decision about what will replace exams within days, an education expert has warned. Professor Alan Smithers, director of the centre for education and employment research at the University of Buckingham, said the Government must show strong leadership and make an immediate announcement about how schoolchildren will be assessed this summer. The call comes after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that this year’s GCSEs and A-levels will be scrapped.
Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday unveiled the EQA, a new electric compact SUV as part of plans to take on rival Tesla Inc and offer more emission-free vehicles to consumers to meet targets in Europe and China. The EQA, the first of several electric models Mercedes-Benz plans to launch this year, will initially have a range of 426 kilometres (265 miles), with a 500km model coming later, the premium brand carmaker said in a video presentation.
Firefighters in California continued to battle multiple fires on January 19, as high winds fanned flames across the state.This footage shows a helicopter fighting a brush fire in San Dimas. The fire broke out on January 19, officials said. It was contained by Tuesday evening, after it burned through 40 acres. Credit: San Dimas Sheriff via Storyful
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is likely to protect against a more infectious variant of the virus discovered in Britain which has spread around the world, according to results of further lab tests released on Wednesday. Last week, Pfizer said a similar laboratory study showed the vaccine was effective against one key mutation, called N501Y, found in two highly transmissible new variants spreading in Britain and South Africa. The latest study, posted on bioRxiv.org but not yet peer reviewed, was conducted on a synthetic virus with 10 mutations that are characteristic of the variant known as B117 identified in Britain.
The owner of Canada's biggest stock exchanges is seeking to attract more Asian derivatives investors, aiming to boost the share of its overall revenues from outside the country to half from one-third currently. TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange and the Montreal Exchange, plans to extend derivatives trading to 23 hours in the second half of 2021 from 14-1/2 hours now to attract Asia-Pacific institutional investors, Chief Executive John McKenzie told Reuters in an exclusive interview. McKenzie said TMX hopes both to expand outside Canada and beyond its traditional equities trading operations, which already accounted for less than a tenth of revenues in fiscal 2019, half the level of a decade earlier.
Following the footsteps of the Gran Canaria PWA World Cup, which has offered equal pay since 2018, all the athletes on the Tour events who earn prize money will receive the same amount for their finishing position, regardless of gender. The proposal was ironed out by Spain's Moreno twins - Daida and Iballa -- who have dominated the sport over the last two decades, winning a combined 28 world titles. "Equal the prize money in sports is something that should have been done way before but finally it's here and I am really happy to be part of this PWA Tour and this is only a really small step forward in the evolution of life in general."
Four anglers were rescued by a local fishing crew off the coast of New South Wales on January 18, after their boat capsized near Broughton Island.Jeffrey Thompson, a member of the crew who came to the anglers’ rescue, captured footage of the moment when the men were discovered.Recounting the rescue on a fishing forum, Thompson said, “They were very lucky lads and they said their boat went down in only 30 seconds.”“What saved them was the life cell they had and managed to throw overboard as they tipped over. It had their EPIRB and flares which ultimately got our attention,” he said. Credit: Jeffrey Thompson via Storyful
British Airways owner IAG is buying Spain's Air Europa. The deal is valued at just over 600 million dollars - a price slashed in half by the past year's travel slump. Under the amended agreement, the money won't have to be paid until the sixth anniversary of the acquisition. Air Europa has been supported by state-backed loans during the recent travel turmoil. Over the year, IAG had confirmed an intention to buy the airline, but it too was struggling with pinched finances. The two have renegotiated the deal as a result. IAG boss Luis Gallego hopes the tie-up will its Madrid hub with new services to Latin America. It's also intended to generate cost savings. IAG shares were up around 1% in early trade Wednesday (January 20).
Joe Biden's first year in office could go down in history as a record-breaker on the job-creation front, with an explosion in hiring expected as the coronavirus vaccine rollout allows Americans to emerge from a year in hiding. Only slightly more than half of the 22 million jobs lost in the pandemic were regained by the end of last year. As Biden takes the oath of office on Wednesday, the job market awaiting him presents a monumental challenge.
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Police in Miami Beach, Florida, paused their work at 5.30 pm on January 19 to observe a moment of silence for the 4,500 Miami-Dade residents who have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.Footage released by Miami Beach Police Department shows a number of police ATVs flashing their lights as they come to a stop along a beach.“Tonight, at 5:30 pm, officers across Miami Beach activated their emergency lights to honor the more than 4,500 Miami-Dade residents who lost their lives due to COVID-19,” police said.To date, more than 24,000 people have died in Florida from the virus, with the highest amount of deaths in the state occurring in Miami-Dade county. Credit: Miami Beach Police Department via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — The Health Ministry reported 4,008 more Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia to 169,379. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham...
Ducati on Wednesday signed a new deal with MotoGP promoters Dorna Sports guaranteeing their presence on the grid until 2026.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — Malaysia’s courts will give priority to public interest cases such as corruption cases when the courts resume hearing criminal trials from January 27, the chief justice...
China's central bank proposed stepping up anti-trust measures to rein in payment firms such as Ant Group's Alipay and Tencent's WeChat Pay, which dominate the non-bank payment industry. Under draft rules proposed on Wednesday, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) can advise the state council's antitrust committee to stop companies abusing their dominant position or even break up a non-bank institution, if it "severely hinders the healthy development of the payment service market".
The Dutch government is set to add the first nationwide curfew since World War II to its already broad lockdown on Wednesday in a bid to limit the spread of new coronavirus mutations in the Netherlands, broadcaster RTL said. The curfew would allow only people with pressing needs to leave their homes between 8:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. local time as of Friday night, RTL said, citing government sources. This lockdown will remain in place until at least Feb. 9, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said last week.