Australia's worst-hit state 'flattening' virus curve
Melbourne (AFP) - Australia's worst-hit state of Victoria appears to be curbing a virus outbreak after a week of tougher restrictions, authorities said Wednesday, with new cases falling in recent days even as fatalities topped records.Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews announced 410 new cases and 21 fatalities -- marking Australia's deadliest day so far -- but said the state "certainly" seemed to be flattening the curve."If you look at the average over the last seven days, we are seeing (numbers) come down," he told a press conference.The state has reported around or below 400 new daily cas...
Bengals $42 Million Cornerback Trae Waynes Out 2 Months With Pectoral Injury
During practice on Monday, Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes who was signed by the Bengals this offseason on a three year $42 million contract, suffered a pectoral injury in practice and is expected to be out for two months. This comes after tension between Waynes and the team where the team withheld his signing bonus from him until he came in for in-person physical and apparently Waynes’ agent Brian Murphy told him not to do any football-related drills until he got his bonus,“Obviously, there’s no physical activity there, and he’d really want to be in the best shape of life, so he can play the ...
‘Tiger King’ Star Carole Baskin Sued By Family Of Missing Husband Don Lewis
Tiger King star Carole Baskin is facing a lawsuit from the family of her late husband who she claimed disappeared in 1997. Baskin said her ex-husband Don Lewis vanished after leaving his home in Tampa, Florida a day before leaving for a trip to Costa Rica. Lewis’ body has never been found but was declared legally dead in 2002.Lewis’ family is offering a $100,000 reward for information that might lead to determining what happened to him. The family’s lawyer, John Phillips, said the family will conduct an independent investigation, and he will seek to depose Baskin.After the release of Netflix’s...
Main events scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13
Main events scheduled in Japan for Thursday, Aug. 13:-- Advertising agency Dentsu Inc. to release earnings report for 1st half of 2020.-- Mitsubishi Corp. to release earnings reports for April-June quarter.
Cubs return from layoff with a 7-1 victory over the Indians behind Jason Heyward's 4 RBIs
CLEVELAND — A four-day layoff gave the Chicago Cubs extra time to hear about the effectiveness of the Cleveland Indians pitching staff.So when play resumed Tuesday night, the Cubs found a variety of ways to chip away and eventually end the Indians’ 17-game streak of allowing four runs or fewer in a 7-1 victory at Progressive Field.“We’re pretty aware of it,” Jason Kipnis said of the Indians’ streak before the game.Jason Heyward delivered the most convincing blow with a three-run home run to cap a five-run sixth inning. Heyward’s four-RBI performance enabled the Cubs and Jon Lester to pull away...
Marlins drop third straight in extra innings after comeback attempt vs. Blue Jays falls short
It was a matter of inches separating Logan Forsythe from being the latest unlikely hero for the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. A towering fly ball breezed past the foul pole in left field. The infielder celebrated. The Marlins jumped up and down in their dugout. For a moment, Miami thought another improbable comeback was complete after it trailed by three runs with two outs in the top of the ninth.Forsythe — and the umpires — thought he had hit the go-ahead two-run home run in extra innings. The umpires, though, decided to review and it was apparent: Forsythe’s fly ball just missed grazing the foul...
Lightening vs cyclist: How to survive a storm when riding a bicycle
It was all clear skies when you left the house, but then you hear the distant rumble of thunder.It doesn't matter if you're out on a motorcycle or bicycle - they're all lightening rods on wheels, say the road safety experts from Auto Club Europa (ACE).And don't expect your rubber tyres to help you. This tiny insulator underneath you won't do much to stop 300 million volts of electric potential, according to the US National Weather Service.If a thunderstorm catches you by surprise, you should pause your journey as soon as possible, the ACE safety experts say.A safe bet will be a car park, but i...
Eloy Jimenez drives in 4 as the White Sox beat the Tigers 8-4 to snap a 3-game losing streak
DETROIT — Eloy Jimenez had two hits, including a three-run home run, and four RBIs Tuesday as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 8-4 at Comerica Park.The Sox snapped a three-game losing streak and are back at .500 (9-9).Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel criticized the Sox for coming out flat in Monday’s 5-1 loss. The team responded Tuesday with a big first inning. Jimenez’s home run capped a four-run first.Tim Anderson, who was reinstated earlier Tuesday from the injured list, started the inning with a walk. He scored on a single by Jose Abreu. Jimenez’s three-run shot to right made i...
WATCH: Dua Lipa Hosts ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ And Interviews Gwen Stefani
Dua Lipa joined the list of celebrities to guest host Jimmy Kimmel Live as part of Jimmy Kimmel’s usual summer break from the late-night show. The show began with a monologue from Lipa confessing to being a student at Hogwarts, showing some of her 17 tattoos, interviewing seniors about what they think of her music and watching videos from her TikTok “Dua Lipa Challenge.”Later in the show, Lipa interviewed Gwen Stefani where they discussed Lipa’s love of Stefani’s music, how her famous song “Hollaback Girl” was how she learned to spell “bananas,” and teased an upcoming duet the two will be rele...
Beirut blast trauma adds new wounds to old scars
Beirut (AFP) - Tanya can't be alone in a room. Carla, for days, thought a war was starting. Survivors of Beirut's August 4 blast are still in shock over a disaster that disfigured their city.The earth-shaking explosion killed 171 people and wounded more than 6,000, a sickening blow to a country already in crisis.Almost every generation in Lebanon has experienced some kind of conflict, whether the 1975-1990 civil war or the 2006 hostilities with Israel.Those episodes are over, but for some the traumas they left are still vivid -- and last week's explosion has added yet another scar to the colle...