Brad Keselowski Wins Second Race In A Week At Food City 500
After winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway over Memorial Day weekend, Brad Keselowski found himself once again in the winner’s circle on Sunday at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.Keselowski capitalized on a collision late between the two leaders, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano with two laps to go. Keselowski seized the lead and ultimately came out victorious, beating out Clint Bowyer who finished second.Keselowski is the first driver this season who won the poll for the race as well as the actual race itself. With the win, Keselowski now joins Logano and Denny Hamlin as the only rac...
Tokyo stocks rise in morning on U.S. economic recovery hope
Tokyo shares advanced Tuesday morning with investors taking heart from data overnight suggesting the U.S. economy is on course for a recovery from lockdowns, despite concerns about mass protests in the country over the death of a black man in police custody.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 185.66 points, or 0.84 percent, from Monday to 22,248.05. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 14.86 points, or 0.95 percent, at 1,583.61.Major gainers included mining, real estate and machinery issues.
Deadlock as Qatar embargo marks three-year anniversary
Doha (AFP) - A bitter feud between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance drags into a fourth year on Friday with no end in sight.In June 2017, Saudi Arabia led its Gulf allies the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, along with Egypt, to cut all ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing radical Islamist movements and Iran -- a charge denied by Doha.There were indications of an imminent thaw around the turn of the year, but all overtures have so far come to nothing.Here is a recap:Ultimatum to DohaOn May 24, 2017, a statement attributed to Qatar's ruler appears on the state news agency's website, apparentl...
42% of Floridians say coronavirus makes them less likely to evacuate for major hurricane
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As forecast models predict an above-average hurricane season, the coronavirus pandemic has made four in 10 Floridians less likely to evacuate for a major storm this year.Concern over catching the virus is the reason, according to a survey released Monday by AAA — The Auto Club Group.The survey found 42% of Floridians said they were “less likely to evacuate your home in the event of a major hurricane.” The majority, 58%, said they wouldn’t be less likely to evacuate because of social distancing rules and concern over contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the corona...
Ann Coulter Calls Trump A ‘Moron’ & ‘Blithering Idiot’ For Attacking Jeff Sessions
Conservative writer Ann Coulter bashed President Donald Trump on Twitter this week after the president tweeted a statement saying that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has let down to the country. Sessions famously recused himself from the Russia probe, and Trump has never forgiven him for it. Sessions is now running for his old U.S, Senate seat in Alabama. “3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began,” Trump tweeted. “Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down. That’s why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville), the true ...
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McConnell says Senate to take up House’s PPP flexibility billWASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber would “soon” vote on a House bill passed last week that would add flexibility to a loan program helping small businesses survive the economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus.“I hope and anticipate the Senate will soon take up and pass legislation that just passed the House by an overwhelming vote of 417-1 to further strengthen the Paycheck Protection Program so it continues working for small businesses that need our help,” McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday.The Ho...
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'Little Chef' charms Myanmar with lockdown cooking classes
From boiled catfish soup to spicy fried frog, an eight-year-old in pyjamas and a chef's hat is delighting Myanmar with her culinary prowess in a nation still being told to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.Moe Myint May Thu's mother posted a video online at the end of April showing off her daughter's skills as the youngster threw together some spicy fried prawns.With her wide gap-toothed grin, the video has bounced across social media and brought stardom to the child along with an online moniker: "Little Chef".She now sells dishes to order -- and is counting the dividends."I just lo...
WHO warns of pressure on Latin American health systems
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - With nearly 30,000 dead in Brazil and more than 10,000 dead in Mexico, the novel coronavirus epidemic threatens to shatter hospital systems across Latin America -- while France, which is emerging from a similar nightmare scenario, begins on Tuesday a gradual return to normalcy.Four of the 10 countries showing the greatest number of new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours were in Latin America, the World Health Organization's emergencies director Michael Ryan said.The pandemic has now killed more than 377,000 people and infected at least 6.3 million since erupting in Ch...
Ford restarts all its operations south of the border, FCA adds shifts
Ford Motor Co. has restarted its plants in Mexico after weeks of shutdown due to the coronavirus, it said Monday.The automaker offered little detail on exactly when it restarted its four plants in Mexico or how many shifts it would operate, other than to say the restart is gradual.“The safety of our workforce is our top priority,” said Ford spokesman Said Deep, in an email to the Free Press. “Working closely with government, suppliers and union leaders, Ford de México is gradually resuming operations and production under the strictest protocols to keep our employees healthy and safe. We have r...
Detroit Free Press
Study suggests ‘book therapy’ could help improve men’s performance in bed
A new study provides evidence that reading a book chapter about female sexuality can improve young heterosexual men’s sexual functioning. The findings have been published in the journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy.“My area of interest is the orgasm gap, which is the inequality between women and men in the frequency of experiencing orgasm during partnered sexual activity, with heterosexual women less likely to reach orgasm with a partner than heterosexual men,” said study author Elizabeth A. Mahar, a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida.“Before this study, I published a study sho...