Here, they take it as gospel that Mays was the best player in history — better even than Barry Bonds, his godson, who is one of the few other players in the discussion. By wins above replacement, Mays trails only Babe Ruth and Bonds among position players — but unlike them, Mays lost nearly two years of his prime to military service. Were it not for those lost years, plus the fact he played the bulk of his career in spacious Candlestick Park, it might have been Mays — and not Aaron — who broke Ruth’s all-time home run record.
May 08, 2021 17:19 UTC
Mattress review company Eachnight is offering to pay five people $1,500 each to take naps every day for 30 days. These "nap reviewers" have to sleep alone during their naps and have to have strong English writing skills for their reviews, the company said. LESS SLEEP MAKES STRESSFUL DAYS FEEL WORSE: STUDYDuties also include participating in video calls before and after each nap and completing a verbal questionnaire about the nap. The selected nappers will be paid when they complete their napping experiments, the company said. People who think they would be a good professional napper just have to fill out a form on Eachnight’s website before the deadline.
May 08, 2021 16:33 UTC
A miniature castle is on the market in Fort Lauderdale, and though it's only 882 square feet, it comes with a hefty price tag. According to the listing, the owners are asking $1.75 million for the one-bed, one-bath home. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAccording to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the castle is known as "The New River Castle" and is inside a gated community. next Image 1 of 2prev Image 2 of 2Richard Joyner and his sister are the current owners, the Sun Sentinel reported. The newspaper reported that the castle was built between 1924 and 1928 and updated later by Joyner and his sister.
May 08, 2021 16:07 UTC
LONDON — Hopes for a swift path to independence in Scotland were tempered on Saturday, as the dominant Scottish nationalist party was projected to fall two seats short of a majority in the country’s Parliament. The Scottish National Party’s results, though impressive, appeared to deprive it of a symbolic victory in a closely-fought election. That, in turn, is likely to stiffen the determination of Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain to deny Scottish voters the chance to hold a second referendum on independence. The number of seats won by the Scottish National Party is in some ways less important than the political winds, which are still blowing in the separatists’ direction. By allying with the pro-independence Scottish Greens, the Scottish nationalists will tighten their control over the regional Parliament.
May 08, 2021 15:45 UTC
According to NASA, space weather is created by activity on the sun's surface, "spewing" gas and particles known as solar wind into space that are charged with electricity. The Earth is largely protected from solar winds due to both the planet's magnetic field and its protective atmosphere, the agency said. "And, space weather is as hard to predict as Earth weather. The narrower the distribution of answers -- the smaller the window of time -- the easier it is to predict the weather or rocket re-entry. He said that it was an "intrinsically global problem" that cannot be solved by U.S. Space Force alone and needs to be done with diplomacy, international agreements and eventually an "international space traffic control."
May 08, 2021 15:45 UTC
When a park official contacted Mr. Mount, he denied that he was planning a large-scale trip. Yet, he continued to advertise the hike and to organize cabin stays and shuttle rides for dozens of people, according to court documents. Mr. Mount did not immediately return messages seeking comment. It was unclear from federal court records whether he had a lawyer. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Mr. Mount said he had arranged the trip because “with Covid and everything, people were just itching to get out.”
May 08, 2021 15:18 UTC
At the University of Vermont, just under 100 students tested positive for the virus during the fall semester. Like many campuses, there was no spring break to look forward to; the university didn’t want students bringing the virus back with them. This spring, six students have been suspended and 23 are banished from campus, allowed only to join classes remotely. The warmer weather has made it easier to see friends and classmates on campus, students said, but fears of being penalized have taken a toll. Nicole Hardy said students haven’t lost sight of the virus but have become desensitized as time has passed.
May 08, 2021 15:11 UTC
(CNN) At least 30 people have been killed and 52 others wounded in an explosion near a high school for girls in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Afghan officials said Saturday. The Ministry of Interior (MOI) said the blast happened close to the Sayeed-ul-Shuhada School in the Dasht-e-Barchi area on Saturday afternoon. MOI spokesperson Tariq Arian said earlier the number of casualties could increase. Officials have not revealed the cause of the explosion, or if there was a target. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid denied involvement in the explosion in a message to the media.
May 08, 2021 15:01 UTC
Dr. Mohammad Dawood Danish, the head of the Mohammad Ali Jinnah hospital in Kabul, said that 20 bodies and more than 40 wounded people were transferred to his hospital. The presidential palace in Afghanistan blamed the killings on the Taliban, calling them “a crime against humanity,” in a statement. “I have lost count of attacks harming children. I have lost count of attacks on education,” Shaharzad Akbar, the chairwoman of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, said on social media. “I have lost count of civilians killed even just this month.
May 08, 2021 14:30 UTC
(CNN) A cyberattack forced the temporary shut down of one of the US' largest pipelines Friday, highlighting already heightened concerns over the vulnerabilities in the nation's critical infrastructure. The operator, Colonial Pipeline, said Saturday that the incident involves ransomware. "In response, we proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations, and affected some of our IT systems," the company said in a statement. This Sept. 16, 2016, file photo shows tanker trucks lined up at a Colonial Pipeline Co. facility in Pelham, Alabama, near the scene of a 250,000-gallon gasoline spill caused by a ruptured pipeline. CNN has reached out to the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency for comment.
May 08, 2021 14:26 UTC
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 testing requirements to accept home tests for international travelers. ITALY PLANS REOPENING FOR TOURISTS THIS MONTH, PRIME MINISTER SAYSNow, the CDC is accepting home tests -- or self tests -- for those negative test results. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThough it is now easier to travel into the U.S., the CDC currently recommends against international travel. "CDC recommends delaying international travel until you are fully vaccinated." The CDC first announced that international travelers flying into the U.S. would be required to provide negative COVID-19 tests in January.
May 08, 2021 14:26 UTC
Asked if she had a favorite photograph among the hundreds or thousands she had taken, she said it was not the swashbuckling shot of herself, clad in the leopard-skin coat and aiming her rifle like a sharpshooter, or the one that showed her smiling exuberantly with her partisan friends. Rather it was a simple photograph that she took before the war, a portrait of her family, intact, together, unaware of what was to come.
May 08, 2021 14:03 UTC
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Joanna Gaines is honoring her mom by cooking her food. "Because Korean food is really special in our family, but it’s way more than just food. In the episode, Gaines made her mom’s bulgogi and cucumber kimchi salad -- both of which are in Gaines’ "Magnolia Table Cookbook." JOANNA GAINES OPEN UP ABOUT THE RACISM HER KOREAN MOTHER EXPERIENCEDIn the post, Gaines wrote that her mom created the recipe when the family was on a tight budget. "It’s not exactly authentic, but she infused the dish with Korean spices and my kids love it," Gaines wrote.
May 08, 2021 14:03 UTC
While filming her TV series, "Mare of Easttown," Kate Winslet became obsessed with Wawa, a chain of American convenience stores. "So, I subscribed to the Delco Times, so I would read this newspaper every day, and there would regularly be some article about Wawa," Winslet told the Los Angeles Times’ "Envelope" podcast. "It almost felt like a mythical place, Wawa," she joked. To finally walk through the door of a Wawa, I felt like, ‘Ah, yes, I’m here! This is where it’s at!’ Wawa," Winslet recalled.
May 08, 2021 13:07 UTC
“PHMSA’s ongoing investigation indicates that conditions may exist on the Colonial Pipeline System that pose a pipeline integrity risk to public safety, property or the environment,” it said in a proposed safety order. “The conditions that led to the failure potentially exist throughout the Colonial Pipeline System. Further, Colonial’s inability to effectively detect and respond to this release, as well as other past releases, has potentially exacerbated the impacts of this and numerous other failures over the operational history of Colonial’s entire system. It appears that the continued operation of the Colonial Pipeline System without corrective measures would pose a pipeline integrity risk to public safety, property, or the environment.”
May 08, 2021 13:00 UTC