Tuesday, September 27

Day: July 7, 2022

An Airbus A380 Suffered A 14-Hour Flight With A Hole In Its Side, According To Reports.
Travel

An Airbus A380 Suffered A 14-Hour Flight With A Hole In Its Side, According To Reports.

Passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai to Brisbane, Australia were stunned to discover a gaping hole in the side of their plane as they disembarked. The Airbus A380—which can carry up to 800 passengers—landed at Brisbane airport on July 1 following a nearly 14-hour journey. The damage was due to a ruptured tire caused by a "technical fault" while in the air, according to Emirates. One of the travelers on board has since taken to Twitter to depict the "frightening" occurrence, which occurred "during voyage." "Was totally frightening from the start and the lodge group knew something serious may have occurred - were promptly in touch with the cockpit," composed Andrew Morris, an English teacher at the UK's Loughborough University. "Not long after, they continued as would be expe...
UK Antitrust Officials Are Investigating Microsoft’s $68.7 Billion Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard.
Tech

UK Antitrust Officials Are Investigating Microsoft’s $68.7 Billion Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard.

The UK competition regulator announced Wednesday that it was launching an antitrust investigation into Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of video gaming giant Activision Blizzard. The probe will focus on whether the deal may substantially lessen competition—or create expectations that it might. Microsoft has previously said it expects antitrust officials to scrutinize how the deal, announced in January, may affect competition in the video game industry, app stores and even labor markets. "We expect and believe it's suitable for controllers to investigate this obtaining," Lisa Tanzi, corporate VP and general direction at Microsoft, said in a proclamation Wednesday. "We have been clear about how we intend to maintain our gaming business and why we accept the arrangement will ...
Sports

Rafael Nadal Rallied To Advance To The Semifinals At Wimbledon In Pursuit Of His 23rd Grand Slam Title.

On Wednesday, twenty-two-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal outlasted eleventh seed Taylor Fritz, 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 7-6 (10-4) in a five-set thriller on Centre Court at Wimbledon. The Spaniard took the first set 6-3 with a break of serve early in the game, but Fritz responded and reeled off five successive games to take the first set 6-3. With Fritz up 4-3 in the second set, a trainer was called onto the court to evaluate the two-time Wimbledon champ. He eventually used a medical timeout and left the court for treatment. Despite those difficulties, Nadal roared back to win the second as he broke in the final game to win 7-5, tying the affair at one set each. After winning the third set 6-3, Fritz was on the brink of victory by taking a 5-4 lead in the fourth set, with Nadal serving to ...
Two-Year-Old Orphaned In Parade Shooting Shielded By Father As Wounded Man Dies
News

Two-Year-Old Orphaned In Parade Shooting Shielded By Father As Wounded Man Dies

Two-year-old Aiden McCarthy survived Monday's carnage at a July Fourth parade in suburban Chicago, but he is left to grow up without either of his parents. Kevin McCarthy, 37, and his wife, Irina, 35, were among seven people who died following an explosion of bullets from a rooftop into a holiday crowd in Highland Park, Illinois. Nearly 40 others were injured.   Aiden was shielded from the gunfire by his father, Kevin, who lay wounded on the floor, according to US Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat. "Then, they went to work on his dad because his dad's leg was still bleeding," Duckworth told CNN's John Berman on Wednesday. The McCarthys were looking forward to attending the annual Labor Day parade in Chicago with their young son, Levberg told the Sun-Times. "They were...
Associate White House Staffer Kate Hospitalized For Paul Whelan’s Sister After She Ripped The Biden Administration.
Politics

Associate White House Staffer Kate Hospitalized For Paul Whelan’s Sister After She Ripped The Biden Administration.

Paul Whelan was given the opportunity to speak with White House staffers on Wednesday. The phone call was arranged by Elizabeth Whelan, the sister of Paul Whelan, after Whelan criticized the White House's handling of her case against her brother. Elizabeth Whelan's comments to CNN came after the White House released a readout of a phone call Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris held with Cherelle Griner, the wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner, the American basketball star who is also being held in Russia. Whelan said she was angry that her brother's case was not receiving the same level of attention from the White House. A National Security Council spokesman said Thursday that her concerns are being addressed through ongoing efforts. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national secur...
Dua Lipa Taught Us How To Do Wedding-Appropriate Hyper-Glamour.
Fashion

Dua Lipa Taught Us How To Do Wedding-Appropriate Hyper-Glamour.

It's peak wedding season. The time of year when we're inundated with photos of safe bridesmaids' dresses. Thankfully, Dua Lipa recently delivered a strong rebuttal to such conservative notions. The star rocked a space-age look that included metallic knee-high boots, a lavender sleepwear-as-daywear slip dress, and a beaded handbag. And who says you should never upstage the bride? Dua Lipa wore a dress, gloves, and boots from the fall 2022 Bottega Veneta collection (the first from the brand’s new creative director Matthieu Blazy) plus a yet-to-be-released handbag also from Bottega Veneta to complete her look. Dua Lipa also sported a pair of early aughts-inspired sunglasses from GCDS eyewear to complete the maximalist look. Dua's Instagram post featured a photograph of the distinctive g...
Experts Say Myths About Abortion And Women’s Mental Health Are Widespread, But Research Does Not Support These Claims.
Life Style

Experts Say Myths About Abortion And Women’s Mental Health Are Widespread, But Research Does Not Support These Claims.

Experts say that a message about abortion is often repeated without evidence: Having an abortion may damage a woman's mental health, perhaps for years. "There's so much misinformation, so many myths about abortion. Abortion will lead to substance abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts; abortion is bad for your health; every woman is going to regret it," said social psychologist Brenda Major, a distinguished professor emeritus in the department of psychological and brain sciences at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Research has shown that "the vast majority of women feel they made the right choice, and they don't experience regret," said Major, who led a 2008 American Psychological Association task force exploring the science on abortion and mental health. The task force revi...
James Caan, Actor Known For Starring In Russell’s “The Godfather” And 2011’s “Cinderella Man,” Has Died At The Age Of 82.
Entertainment

James Caan, Actor Known For Starring In Russell’s “The Godfather” And 2011’s “Cinderella Man,” Has Died At The Age Of 82.

James Caan, the American actor known for his roles as "The Godfather," "Misery" and "Elf," died , his family verified on his verified Twitter account. He was 82. The family of Jimmy Caan confirmed the actor's death in a statement on July 7. "The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time," they said, without disclosing a cause of death. Caan first found fame playing Chicago Bears halfback Brian Piccolo in "Brian's Song," a widely seen 1971 TV movie. The tear-jerking film chronicled Piccolo's real-life battle with terminal cancer, drawing praise for its treatment of the interracial friendship between Piccolo and a Black teammate, Gale Sayers. Caan became a big star thanks to his lea...
Boris Johnson’s Departure Has Left The World’s Fifth Biggest Economy In Crisis.
Business

Boris Johnson’s Departure Has Left The World’s Fifth Biggest Economy In Crisis.

Boris Johnson will resign as UK prime minister Thursday after dozens of members of his party quit the government. But his popularity outside parliament has also been badly dented by surging inflation and stagnation in the British economy, a cost-of-living crisis that threatens to impoverish millions more people this winter, and the risk of a damaging trade war with the European Union. UK stocks surged, and the pound gained 0.75% to trade at $1.20 — recovering slightly from two-year lows hit earlier this week. "Make no mistake however, the [pound] remains severely weak due to the dire state of the UK economy which is underperforming its peers, [and] likely to enter into a recession," wrote Walid Koudmani, chief market analyst at broker XTB, in a note to clients. Whoever emerges from the ...