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Predicting the NFL stat leaders for the 2020 season

Coming off a 2019 season that saw some incredible stats posted by stars and unheralded players alike, NFL fans can count on another season of fireworks.

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Looming repeat of Beirut tragedy? Houthi rebels will lay blame on UN, Saudis if stranded oil tanker in Yemeni port explodes

Houthi rebels have warned they will hold the Saudis and the UN accountable for a possible disaster on its way to the Middle East, as a stranded tanker in the Yemeni port is feared to explode over a lack of maintenance. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Looming repeat of Beirut tragedy? Houthi rebels will lay blame on UN, Saudis if stranded oil tanker in Yemeni port explodes

Houthi rebels have warned they will hold the Saudis and the UN accountable for a possible disaster on its way to the Middle East, as a stranded tanker in the Yemeni port is feared to explode over a lack of maintenance. Read Full Article at RT.com

'The decision is final': Borussia Dortmund slam door on Jadon Sancho's big-money move to Manchester United

Jadon Sancho's proposed transfer to Manchester United appears to be off after Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed that the German club are no longer looking to sell their prized asset. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'The decision is final': Borussia Dortmund slam door on Jadon Sancho's big-money move to Manchester United

Jadon Sancho's proposed transfer to Manchester United appears to be off after Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed that the German club are no longer looking to sell their prized asset. Read Full Article at RT.com

Mayor of Chicago slammed for failed response to looting & police shooting after focusing on lakeside social distancing

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been excoriated for the city’s belated response to an outbreak of looting, shooting and chaos that followed a police-involved shooting. The city was quick to shut down beach access, however. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mayor of Chicago slammed for failed response to looting & police shooting after focusing on lakeside social distancing

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been excoriated for the city’s belated response to an outbreak of looting, shooting and chaos that followed a police-involved shooting. The city was quick to shut down beach access, however. Read Full Article at RT.com

Mediterranean standoff: Greece demands Turkey cease ‘illegal’ naval missions in disputed waters

The Greek foreign ministry has urged Turkey to “immediately cease its illegal activities” in the Mediterranean, after Ankara launched a research vessel into disputed waters near Cyprus. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mediterranean standoff: Greece demands Turkey cease ‘illegal’ naval missions in disputed waters

The Greek foreign ministry has urged Turkey to “immediately cease its illegal activities” in the Mediterranean, after Ankara launched a research vessel into disputed waters near Cyprus. Read Full Article at RT.com

1 killed, several injured as ‘major gas explosion’ obliterates three Baltimore homes (PHOTOS)

A huge gas explosion has reduced three row houses to rubble in Baltimore, Maryland, killing one resident and injuring several others, the city's fire department has said. At least five people remain trapped in the debris. Read Full Article at RT.com
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1 killed, several injured as ‘major gas explosion’ obliterates three Baltimore homes (PHOTOS)

A huge gas explosion has reduced three row houses to rubble in Baltimore, Maryland, killing one resident and injuring several others, the city's fire department has said. At least five people remain trapped in the debris. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump's desperate attempt to look presidential in COVID-19 crisis falls flat across the board

Impeached Oval Office squatter Donald Trump apparently had his chief of staff Mark Meadows, formerly the leader of the maniacs in the Freedom Caucus, blow up the negotiations with Democratic leaders to save the nation from coronavirus so Trump could swee
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Trump's desperate attempt to look presidential in COVID-19 crisis falls flat across the board

Impeached Oval Office squatter Donald Trump apparently had his chief of staff Mark Meadows, formerly the leader of the maniacs in the Freedom Caucus, blow up the negotiations with Democratic leaders to save the nation from coronavirus so Trump could sweep in with «executive orders» to save the day. Except that three out of four of the orders are actually memorandums, and none of them are actually constitutionally within his power to do. So, yeah, illegal. And not at all helpful for people whose lives have been upended by the crisis. There's no eviction moratorium, he would cut unemployment benefits by $800 in a month and it steals from FEMA (at the start of an active hurricane season), and would top if off by starving Social Security. This hasn't been received well by anybody but the millionaires he announced it to at his luxury golf club last Friday. The New York Times reports it «resulted in confusion and uncertainty on Sunday for tens of millions of unemployed Americans and countless businesses seeking aid after critical benefits lapsed.» The Washington Post concurred, reporting that it «sparked confusion and frustration on Sunday among businesses, Democrats and state officials, some of whom lamented the moves would not deliver the necessary relief to cash-strapped Americans.» The bad press could be why Trump insisted Sunday that «The Democrats have called. They’d like to get together.» They haven't called. He tweeted it again on Monday, «So now Schumer and Pelosi want to meet to make a deal. Amazing how it all works, isn’t it.» But it's still not true.

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Forget TikTok, Apple iPhone shipments could drop 30% with WeChat ban, analyst says - CNET

You may not use the popular Chinese chat app, but 1.2 billion other people do. And they wouldn't be happy if it disappeared.
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Forget TikTok, Apple iPhone shipments could drop 30% with WeChat ban, analyst says - CNET

You may not use the popular Chinese chat app, but 1.2 billion other people do. And they wouldn't be happy if it disappeared.

Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, hides an underground ocean - CNET

NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveals the secrets of Ceres' bright spots, discovering robust evidence for an ocean hiding below its surface.
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Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, hides an underground ocean - CNET

NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveals the secrets of Ceres' bright spots, discovering robust evidence for an ocean hiding below its surface.

Watch the 2021 Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon climb back-to-back - Roadshow

The Jeep has a bit of a tougher time, but eventually makes its way up an inclined rock formation.
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Watch the 2021 Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon climb back-to-back - Roadshow

The Jeep has a bit of a tougher time, but eventually makes its way up an inclined rock formation.

Lupin first company to shift manufacturing of some drugs from India to US after Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order

CEO Vinita Gupta does not name the drugs. Analysts say move will not have much effect on Indian pharma sector. Gupta says US business was down 26 percent in Q1FY21 Q-o-Q. Efforts under way to bring Metformin back into the market within Q2FY21.
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Lupin first company to shift manufacturing of some drugs from India to US after Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order

CEO Vinita Gupta does not name the drugs. Analysts say move will not have much effect on Indian pharma sector. Gupta says US business was down 26 percent in Q1FY21 Q-o-Q. Efforts under way to bring Metformin back into the market within Q2FY21.

IPL 2020 Title Sponsorship | BCCI invites EoIs, sets turnover of interested parties at over Rs 300 crore

«The name of the highest bidder will be announced on August 18,» IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel told Moneycontrol.
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IPL 2020 Title Sponsorship | BCCI invites EoIs, sets turnover of interested parties at over Rs 300 crore

«The name of the highest bidder will be announced on August 18,» IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel told Moneycontrol.

Science

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Google Maps comes to Apple’s watchOS and CarPlay dashboard

Google Maps is now also available on the Apple Watch so you can get your walking, biking and driving directions right on your wrist. Don’t expect to get a full-blown Maps app on your wrist, though. The new app is mostly focused on giving you directions
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Google Maps comes to Apple’s watchOS and CarPlay dashboard

Google Maps is now also available on the Apple Watch so you can get your walking, biking and driving directions right on your wrist. Don’t expect to get a full-blown Maps app on your wrist, though. The new app is mostly focused on giving you directions to know places (think home, work, etc.). To start […]

Mux raises $37M Series C as its API-based video streaming service scales

This morning, Mux, a startup that provides API-based video streaming tooling and analytics, announced that it has closed a $37 million Series C round of capital. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, which included participation from Accel and Cobalt. Prior to t
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Mux raises $37M Series C as its API-based video streaming service scales

This morning, Mux, a startup that provides API-based video streaming tooling and analytics, announced that it has closed a $37 million Series C round of capital. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, which included participation from Accel and Cobalt. Prior to this funding round, Mux most recently raised a roughly $20 million round in mid-2019. In […]

Unpacking Duck Creek Technologies’ IPO and hoped-for $2.7B valuation

Tech stocks retain their highs as the second quarter’s earnings season begins to fade into the rearview mirror, and there are still a number of companies looking to go public while the times are good. It looks like a smart move, as public investors are
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Unpacking Duck Creek Technologies’ IPO and hoped-for $2.7B valuation

Tech stocks retain their highs as the second quarter’s earnings season begins to fade into the rearview mirror, and there are still a number of companies looking to go public while the times are good. It looks like a smart move, as public investors are hungry for growth-oriented shares — which is just what tech […]

The Station: Uber eats rides, the next micromobility trend, Levandowksi’s day in court

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future way
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The Station: Uber eats rides, the next micromobility trend, Levandowksi’s day in court

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. A […]

Nikola stock surges on order for 2,500 electric garbage trucks

Electric truck maker Nikola announced an order for 2,500 garbage trucks, which sent the startup’s stock soaring today. The order is expected to begin construction in 2023, with on-road testing scheduled for 2022. Republic Services placed the order, which i
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Nikola stock surges on order for 2,500 electric garbage trucks

Electric truck maker Nikola announced an order for 2,500 garbage trucks, which sent the startup’s stock soaring today. The order is expected to begin construction in 2023, with on-road testing scheduled for 2022. Republic Services placed the order, which is expandable up to 5,000 trucks. The company is said to be the second-largest recycling and […]

How maths modelling helps efforts to eradicate banana bunchy top virus

Modelling the predicted movements of pervasive sap-sucking tiny insects before they infest banana crops has the potential to become a key tactic in the fight against a devastating virus, according to new research. Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) is an aphid-tr
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How maths modelling helps efforts to eradicate banana bunchy top virus

Modelling the predicted movements of pervasive sap-sucking tiny insects before they infest banana crops has the potential to become a key tactic in the fight against a devastating virus, according to new research. Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) is an aphid-transmitted banana disease that has been in Australia since 1913. Researchers have designed a model that tracked the probability of a banana plant being infected by aphids that carried the disease.

Culture

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Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

With air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic. And 80% of the guns are loaded. Officers found 15.3 guns for every million people screened in July, c
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Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

With air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic. And 80% of the guns are loaded. Officers found 15.3 guns for every million people screened in July, compared with 5.1 per million people in ...

Plump and Peeled Ceramic Bananas Shape Koji Kasatani’s Evocative Sculptures

Long before the infamous banana sent waves through the art world last year, Koji Kasatani was forming playful sculptures with the yellow produce. From a couple of peels mid-waltz to another fruit flattened into a puddle, the ceramic-and-resin artworks are ev
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Plump and Peeled Ceramic Bananas Shape Koji Kasatani’s Evocative Sculptures

Long before the infamous banana sent waves through the art world last year, Koji Kasatani was forming playful sculptures with the yellow produce. From a couple of peels mid-waltz to another fruit flattened into a puddle, the ceramic-and-resin artworks are evocative and humorous. Kasatani shares with Colossal that while the banana is a recurring motif, its purpose is light-hearted and is a form of idiosyncratic expression. At 40 years old, the Japanese artist first started sculpting ceramic pieces after a residency in Florence, where he learned traditional Italian techniques. More

Virus-linked border moves raise fears on free travel in EU

BRUSSELS (AP) - As European countries struggle to manage spikes in coronavirus cases, concern is mounting about a “second wave” of uncoordinated border restrictions within Europe that threatens the free movement of goods and people - a foundation that th
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Virus-linked border moves raise fears on free travel in EU

BRUSSELS (AP) - As European countries struggle to manage spikes in coronavirus cases, concern is mounting about a “second wave” of uncoordinated border restrictions within Europe that threatens the free movement of goods and people - a foundation that the world’s biggest trading bloc is built on. Despite repeated warnings ...

China business travel returns for Marriott, revenue tumbles

Marriott has reopened 91% of its hotels globally as business travel reemerges in China and worldwide occupancy, which tumbled to 11% in April, reached 34%. The company reported quarterly profits on Monday that fell far short of expectations, however, and rev
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China business travel returns for Marriott, revenue tumbles

Marriott has reopened 91% of its hotels globally as business travel reemerges in China and worldwide occupancy, which tumbled to 11% in April, reached 34%. The company reported quarterly profits on Monday that fell far short of expectations, however, and revenue plunged. Shares dipped about 3% before the ...

Perfect Day

Txema Salvans’ sun-soaked images of the Mediterranean capture the contradictions of contemporary existence, where holidaymakers lounge against the backdrop of a looming post-industrial landscape.
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Txema Salvans’ sun-soaked images of the Mediterranean capture the contradictions of contemporary existence, where holidaymakers lounge against the backdrop of a looming post-industrial landscape.

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's rumbling Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on villages. Falling grit and ash accumulated up to 5 centimeters (2 inche
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Indonesia's Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's rumbling Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on villages. Falling grit and ash accumulated up to 5 centimeters (2 inches) in already abandoned villages on the volcano's slopes, ...

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Carey: F1 business will bounce back in 2021

Liberty Media revealed on Monday that in April-June, F1 generated revenues of just $24m, compared with $620m for the same period last year, because no races took place at the height of the global lockdown.Income is always attributed in the quarters that the r
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Carey: F1 business will bounce back in 2021

Liberty Media revealed on Monday that in April-June, F1 generated revenues of just $24m, compared with $620m for the same period last year, because no races took place at the height of the global lockdown.Income is always attributed in the quarters that the races take place, so the first 10 events to be held in 2020 will boost the figures for July-September.However, there will still be ...Keep reading

The race to make the Cup playoffs is going down to the wire

A weekend featuring a doubleheader of Cup races at Michigan International Speedway has helped to shore up a couple drivers fighting to make the playoff field on points while others took a hit to their hopes.While Clint Bowyer didn’t score a victory this wee
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The race to make the Cup playoffs is going down to the wire

A weekend featuring a doubleheader of Cup races at Michigan International Speedway has helped to shore up a couple drivers fighting to make the playoff field on points while others took a hit to their hopes.While Clint Bowyer didn’t score a victory this weekend, his performance at Michigan – especially in Sunday’s race which included a Stage 1 win – helped him collect a lot of ...Keep reading

Redding relieved to get over with «tough» Portimao weekend

After claiming the championship lead with a double victory in Jerez, Redding was shuffled back to the midfield for the majority of the Portugal round last weekend.He bounced back from the disappointment of a seventh and a fifth place result in the first two r
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Redding relieved to get over with «tough» Portimao weekend

After claiming the championship lead with a double victory in Jerez, Redding was shuffled back to the midfield for the majority of the Portugal round last weekend.He bounced back from the disappointment of a seventh and a fifth place result in the first two races to finish second in the weekend’s final encounter, but was unable to challenge Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea, who snatched the ...Keep reading

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