Russia aims to build its own orbiting space base when the International Space Station (ISS) is no longer serviceable - to launch missions to the Moon and Mars. He saw Russia was open to the idea of working with other countries on their new space station - which would double as a refuelling station and assembly point. Rogozin says the country should start work preparing for its own space station as soon as possible due to the fact it will take a decade to build. The country hasn't said whether the space station would be occupied like the ISS or fully automated to assemble and refuel spacecraft. The Chinese large modular space station is a planned crewed station for low earth orbit - it will be about a fifth the mass of the ISS.
May 29, 2020 08:43 UTC
A driver was given an enormous fright when a pedestrian smashed into their car while they were driving. Dashcam footage captures the moment a man clutching on to a bottle of beer walks towards the car from the pavement in the outskirts of Moscow, Russia. As his body hits the moving vehicle it sends him, and his beer, flying forward into the road, which is luckily quiet. Miraculously the man gets back up to his feet, leaving his beer behind in the road, and runs off across the other side of the road. The driver said the man who jumped on their car 'disappeared' immediately after the crash.
May 29, 2020 08:35 UTC
Essex Police are working with other organisations at Clacton beach to decide how to move the dead animal. Big Blue Ocean Cleanup tweeted: "We are currently on site at Clacton-on-Sea where a dead whale has washed up onto the beach." Email email@example.com(Image: Big Blue Ocean Cleanup)In the clip, one person can be heard remarking 'it's massive'. "Sadly, I discovered the dead whale beached on the sands. #SocialDistancing#StayAlert"Rory Sinclair, CEO of Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, told Mirror Online: "It is very upsetting seeing a 40 foot whale wash up at Clacton-on-Sea this morning.
May 29, 2020 08:28 UTC
Mariana Mazzucato: This crisis, and the recovery we need, give us an opportunity to understand and explore how to do capitalism differently. Cliff Taylor: Can governments aim to direct the recovery to be greener and more sustainable, or is it just about fire-fighting for the moment? Mariana Mazzucato: Governments can and should take a long-term and directional view, avoiding the “tyranny of the urgent” in only fire-fighting. Instead, the recovery needs to be a full-scale economic renewal, in which we harness the tools at the disposal of government – from investment, to procurement, to challenge prizes – to tilt the playing field in the direction of equitable, green and sustainable economic growth. We urgently need a recovery that is transformational of the economic structures that constrain our decision-making in normal times.
Source:The Irish Times
May 29, 2020 08:26 UTC
Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror - The Coronavirus Briefing Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid EmailMinisters must offer more support for Britain’s cash strapped tourist towns struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Labour has demanded. A new analysis by the Labour released to mark English Tourism Week, has laid bare the devastating impact of Coronavirus on traditional tourist towns across the UK. Visit Britain have estimated that the loss to Britain's tourism industry from the coronavirus pandemic has been as high £37.2 billion. Sign up for the Mirror Politics newsletter From the coronavirus to Brexit, this is an era of great change and uncertainty. Don't miss a thing - sign up for the Mirror Politics newsletter by visiting www.mirror.co.uk/email.
May 29, 2020 08:20 UTC
The move comes less than a month before the controversial Yulin dog meat festival, which sees thousands of dogs cruelly butchered and eaten on the summer solstice. What is the Yulin Dog Meat Festival? The annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival can be traced back to 2009. The idea of 'traditional customs' has been used as one of the explanations for the existence of the annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, held every year on the summer solstice, remains an extremely sensitive topic in and outside of China.
May 29, 2020 08:15 UTC
Struggling French car maker Renault has announced 15,000 job cuts worldwide as part of a two billion euro (£1.8 billion) cost-cutting plan over three years. Renault said nearly 4,600 jobs will be cut in France in addition to more than 10,000 in the rest of the world. The group’s global production capacity will be revised from four million vehicles in 2019 to 3.3 million by 2024, the company said. The group is also considering “adaptation” of its production capacities in Russia and announced the halt of Renault-branded oil-powered car activities in China. The French government is its single biggest shareholder with a 15% stake, and has been in talks on a five billion euro (£4.5 billion) loan guarantee.
May 29, 2020 08:15 UTC
However, developments elsewhere were generally grim, with India reporting another record increase in cases and deaths reaching a new peak in Pakistan. In New Zealand, health authorities have not found any new virus cases for a week. Of the 1,504 people who were infected, 22 have died and all but one of the rest have now recovered. Expand Close (PA Graphics) Press Association Images / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp (PA Graphics)The government’s new guidelines expected this weekend may extend the lockdown in the worst-hit areas while easing the rules to promote economic activity elsewhere. That increased the overall death toll to more than 1,300 and the number of cases to over 64,000.
May 29, 2020 08:03 UTC
Hostel owner Safestay says it will reopen with a series of new safety measures in place (Safestay / PA)London-listed hostel owner Safestay has said it plans to reopen over the course of the year but with major changes to the experience for customers, the company said. Rents have also been suspended or reduced after negotiations with landlords helped to reduce the monthly costs to £600,000-a-month, of which half is deferred, Safestay added. The details come as the company revealed revenues for the year to December 31 rose 26% to £18.4 million, with like-for-like sales up 7%. Occupancy levels hit 77.3%, up from 75.6% a year earlier and the average bed rate increased 5.4% to £21.40. Losses before tax were £600,000 but on the company’s preferred adjusted measure, which strips out any one-off costs – pretax profits were £6.1 million.
May 29, 2020 08:03 UTC
With her sun-kissed complexion and perfectly coiffed hair, Jackie Kennedy Onassis was a style icon of the 1960s - and now people in the modern day can replicate at least an aspect of her appearance after her strict beauty regime was revealed to the world. FOR JFK Apply oil before bathing (he takes four a day) and toner afterwards to reduce pimple breakouts. It also stated that she should drink champagne, because 'that is about the only thing she drinks'. Doreen Bloch, co-founder and executive director at the Makeup Museum described the document as a 'a historical gem'. 'It speaks to the role of women in society, and the importance of beauty and flawless imagery in politics in the 1950s and 1960s,' she said.
May 29, 2020 07:39 UTC
Glass and metal container group Ardagh has raised $715 million (€644 million) in a bond sale. The company, which had been seeking to raise $400 million, is using the net proceeds to repay debt. The bonds will yield investors 4 per cent. Ardagh is among the most opportunistic Irish-run companies at refinancing debt as windows open in the market. It operates more than 50 metal and glass production facilities in 12 countries across three continents, employing more than 16,000 people with sales of $6.7 billion.
Source:The Irish Times
May 29, 2020 07:30 UTC
Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror - money Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid EmailVirgin Media is to disappear from the high street, with no plans to reopen its 53 UK stores after lockdown measures are eased on June 15. It added that the decision has partly been taken following the success of its call centres, as staff worked from home during the lockdown. Another 50 newly created roles relate mostly to field sales roles. (Image: Getty)"We are focused on delivering the service customers want, in the ways they want it and at a time and place that suits them," said Rob Orr, an executive director for sales at Virgin Media. Virgin Media has slowly whittled down the number of stores and kiosks it operates in the UK from 140 in 2016.
May 29, 2020 07:18 UTC
This results in a marked contrast in weather - with the west being subjected to wet weather, while the lower lying east enjoys the warmth and sunshine of the effect. But a spokesman for Water UK, the trade association representing water companies, said: 'There are no plans for any hosepipe bans this summer. While dry weather since late March has led to a decline in some reservoirs, this is not unusual during a hot and dry spell, and they can recover quickly when the rain returns.' The driest place in the UK is Boulmer in Northumberland, which has had just 0.6 inches (15mm) of rain since mid-March. The unusually dry weather began in March when there was an average of 3.07in (78mm) of rain throughout the country - 82 per cent of normal levels.
May 29, 2020 07:14 UTC
Scroll down for videoPerth relationship coach Louanne Ward, whose research reveals women are most attracted to funny, loyal and confident menPoll Which personality trait do you find most attractive in a man? Humour Loyalty Confidence Honesty Intelligence Kindness Which personality trait do you find most attractive in a man? Ms Ward noted interesting differences between the personality traits women value in men and vice versa, having conducted the same poll from a male perspective earlier this week. What women value most in men PERSONALITY 1. Their penis 14.1 percent Source: Louanne Ward via She Said He Said AdvertisementWhat men value most in women PERSONALITY 1.
May 29, 2020 07:10 UTC
The space giants attempted a first launch on Wednesday night, but their plans were scuppered at the last minute due to poor weather conditions. Many confused viewers have questioned why NASA and SpaceX are waiting three days before trying the Falcon 9 launch again. NASA and SpaceX decided to cancel Wednesday’s launch with just 17 minutes to spare, despite the fact that conditions looked to be clearing up. "Once you get into propellant loading at T-35 minutes, you have to go as soon as you get to zero.”Thankfully, there’s not long to wait to see NASA and SpaceX attempt a second launch. The new launch is set to take place on Saturday May 30 at 15:22 EDT (20:22 BST).
May 29, 2020 06:56 UTC