Currently ranked 22nd in the world, Raducanu will be the No. 17 seed in Indian Wells. She announced Sunday that former British tennis star Jeremy Bates would be her temporary coach at Indian Wells. Halep, who won the French Open in 2018 and Wimbledon in 2019, will open in Indian Wells against either Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk or China’s Shuai Zhang. The top four seeds at Indian Wells are No.
October 05, 2021 00:56 UTC
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas sold in Massachusetts is $3.10 for a third consecutive week, according to AAA Northeast. The current average is 2 cents higher than it was a month ago ($3.08), and a full dollar more than it was at this time a year ago ($2.10). Massachusetts’ average gas price is 10 cents lower than the national average. “Global economic uncertainty and supply chain concerns caused by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic could be playing a role in keeping crude oil prices elevated,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast's director of public affairs, in a statement. AAA Northeast is a nonprofit auto club with 71 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 6 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.
October 04, 2021 15:22 UTC
An Australian gay man has pleaded guilty to committing health insurance fraud, but claims he started the scheme in order fund his “high-end” lifestyle on the gay scene. He then used the false claims to buy cocaine, MDMA, new clothes, and to go out to gay nightclubs. Antojado skipped parole in South Australia and moved to Melbourne, where he learned of a loophole in AHM Health Insurance’s claims system, in which receipts were not required when seeking claims for health care services. By creating false identities, paying the minimum premium for an account, and submitting false claims, Antojado was able to obtain $120,901 AUD, or $88,050 USD. He was arrested on unrelated charges in 2019, which led to a search warrant that uncovered the insurance fraud, with Antojado being charged in December of that year.
October 04, 2021 15:11 UTC
Gretchen Whitmer. “That’s why I vetoed legislation that would have perpetuated the ‘Big Lie’ or made it harder for Michiganders to vote. HB 4838, for example, would prohibit electronic poll books and tabulators from being connected to the internet after the polls open. “She is the governor wherever she is from her desk in Lansing to a dinner at the NAACP. She is still Big Gretch and has the pen to prove it!”Republicans criticized Whitmer, saying she’s turning her back on election security.“It’s clear Gretchen Whitmer isn’t interested in protecting democracy,” Gustavo Portela, spokesman for the Michigan GOP, said.
October 04, 2021 15:00 UTC
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for the discovery of receptors in the skin that sense temperature and touch and could pave the way for new pain-killers. Patapoutian is a professor at Scripps Research, La Jolla, California, having previously done research at the University of California, San Francisco, and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. New York-born Julius, 65, is a Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), after earlier work at Columbia University, in New York. The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, shared in equal parts this year by the two laureates, often lives in the shadow of the Nobels for literature and peace https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/nobel-peace-prize-is-this-greta-thunbergs-year-2021-10-01, and their sometimes more widely known recipients. The pandemic continues to haunt the Nobel ceremonies, which are usually full of old-world pomp and glamour.
October 04, 2021 11:40 UTC
MADRID (Reuters) -A Spanish administrative court has ordered tax authorities to reimburse Colombian singer Shakira, court officials and lawyers said on Monday, while a separate criminal lawsuit she faces over a 14.5 million euros ($16.8 million) tax dispute continues. Shakira’s legal team did not specify how much money she would get back, however, or when the decision was made. Court officials in Barcelona, where Shakira lives and where she faces the criminal tax fraud case, said that the administrative court decision was unrelated to the criminal lawsuit. The singer’s legal team said in a statement: “This shows that, more often than it might seem, the courts are opposing tax authorities’ criteria, even annulling incorrectly ordered tax payments.”A judge recommended in July that Shakira face trial over allegations that she failed to pay 14.5 million euros in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014. ($1 = 0.8612 euros)(Reporting by Emma Pinedo and Inti Landauro, editing by Andrei Khalip and Hugh Lawson)
October 04, 2021 11:37 UTC
Foot traffic like dogs and hikers scare away the deer — and McArthur said the difference in deer eating, called "browsing," is noticeable. Healthy forests and your backyard“When the density of deer is higher than 20 per square mile, you see the impacts to the forest,” Huckery said. You should be able to see skinny oaks everywhere.”The damage that deer do isn’t exclusive to forests, though. “Deer love arborvitae,” Huckery said, explaining that deer will eat from the bottom and then as high up as they can reach. When there are too many deer, Huckery said vehicle accidents can become more frequent, browsing can irreparably damage the health of forests and harsh winters can result in starving animals.
October 04, 2021 11:26 UTC
The U.S. Aerospace Industries Association will commit on Monday to work with airlines and governments to achieve the target, joining a growing aviation industry consensus that also includes airports, according to the sources. A broader aviation industry lobby, the Air Transport Action Group, is also expected to sign up later this week. Environmental groups say the emerging net-zero 2050 target does not go far enough and must be enforced by government action. The commitment includes commercial aviation manufacturers such as planemaker Boeing Co and suppliers Honeywell International and Spirit AeroSystems. European planemaker Airbus has already said it would back the 2050 target.
October 03, 2021 23:15 UTC
(Reuters) – Levante coach Paco Lopez has become the first LaLiga managerial casualty of the season after the club announced on Sunday that he had been sacked following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Mallorca. Levante are third from bottom of the table with four points from eight games, having not won in the league this season, and stand two points behind Granada and the safety zone. The 54-year-old Lopez took over in March 2018 after being promoted from B team coach following the dismissal of Juan Ramon Muniz and was then offered the post. Lopez led the Granotes to the Copa del Rey semi-finals last season where they lost to Athletic Bilbao after extra time. (Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Lincoln Feast.)
October 03, 2021 23:15 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways has signalled it could reverse its decision to scrap short-haul flights from London’s no.2 airport Gatwick, after its pilots union took a new proposal to its members about BA’s plans to set up a cheaper unit. British Airways, owned by IAG, was looking for alternative uses for its Gatwick slots but could now stay to compete there against low cost airlines such as easyJet if pilots give it the go-ahead in a ballot later this week. British Airways had said on Sept. 23 it would end its short-haul operations at Gatwick, blaming pilot union BALPA’s rejection of the plans for the new unit, but talks were now back on. These talks were constructive, addressed key concerns and have secured the efficiencies required,” a BA spokesperson said on Monday. (Reporting by Sarah Young in London and Nishit Jogi in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallisl Lisa Shumaker and Andrew Heavens)
October 03, 2021 22:52 UTC
“Business traffic is growing back in the U.S.”Domestic travel bookings are expected to surpass 2019 levels next year, Bastian added. Trans-Atlantic flights accounted for 11% to 17% of 2019 passenger revenues for the big three air carriers – American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta. Delta, however, is the only major U.S. airline that has still not mandated coronavirus vaccines for employees despite the pressure from the White House. Bastian said the company has not decided whether to mandate COVID-19 vaccines. “We’re obviously studying it,” he said, referring to President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring federal contractors to mandate vaccinations.
October 03, 2021 21:11 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) – A London police officer based in the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command was charged with rape on Sunday, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. David Carrick, aged 46, was charged by police in Hertfordshire, where he was off-duty at the time. The Metropolitan Police said it was “sickened, angered and devastated” by Couzens’ crimes, and its Commissioner Cressida Dick apologised to Everard’s family. Speaking about Sunday’s rape charge, Dick said: “I am deeply concerned to hear the news today that an officer from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command has been arrested and now charged with this serious offence. Carrick was arrested on Saturday by Hertfordshire Constabulary and suspended the same day by the Metropolitan Police.
October 03, 2021 21:00 UTC
“Only the best players in the world score goals like this. “Because this club never forgets anything, people will talk about this goal for a long, long time, in 50, 60 years, when they remember this game,” he added. Klopp suggested Salah, whose has six goals from his opening seven Premier League games, deserved greater credit for the quality of his strikes. “If Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo score that goal then the world says yes because it’s world class. Salah himself had little recollection of the detail of the goal, judging from his post-match comments.
October 03, 2021 18:56 UTC
(Reuters) – Italy have called up Juventus striker Moise Kean for next week’s Nations League final four tournament to replace the injured Ciro Immobile, the Italian Football Federation said on Sunday. Lazio’s Immobile was forced to withdraw from Roberto Mancini’s squad after picking up a muscle injury in his side’s Europa League win over Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday. In the close season, the 21-year-old returned to Juventus from Everton on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy. Italy will host the Nations League tournament which gets underway next Wednesday when the Azzurri take on Spain at the San Siro Stadium in Milan before Belgium face France in Turin in the second semi-final on Thursday. Italy beat Spain on penalties in the Euro 2020 last four.
October 03, 2021 18:22 UTC
Three rounds of Saudi-Iranian talks were held in Iraq in the months before Iran’s new hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi, took office in August. Saudi Arabia and Iran have backed opposing sides in regional conflicts and political disputes in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq for years, and Saudi Arabia has led an Arab coalition waging war against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen since 2015. Riyadh and Tehran have both said they hope the talks can ease tensions, while playing down expectations of a major diplomatic breakthrough. Iran did not immediately comment on the Sept. 21 round of talks. Prince Faisal was speaking during a visit to Riyadh by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who said he had briefed his partners on the prospects for restarting the nuclear talks.
October 03, 2021 16:18 UTC