Punjabi architect builds car in the shape of a jet plane
Punjabi architect builds car in the shape of a jet plane
China imposed a record $2.8 billion antitrust fine vs. Alibaba. Is the bad news priced in to BABA stock, as well as rivals JD.com, Tencent and Pinduoduo?
Krystyna Krakowski became a firefighter in Florida at a time when there were very few women to work beside or guide her in the service. Krakowski is one of five women at Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue who made department history last year by working an entire shift with no male colleagues — a feat that went viral on social media. “I’ve worked super hard to be strong from Day One,” said firefighter Julie Dudley.
The Supreme Court overturned California’s restrictions on religious gatherings in private homes, in a 5–4 ruling on Friday evening. The majority criticized the state’s restrictions on private religious gatherings, saying that California treated non-religious activities “more favorably” when implementing coronavirus-mitigation measures. “California treats some comparable secular activities more favorably than at-home religious exercise, permitting hair salons, retail stores, personal care services, movie theaters, private suites at sporting events and concerts and indoor restaurants,” the majority wrote in an unsigned opinion. “The State has not shown that ‘public health would be imperiled’ by employing less restrictive measures” for private religious gatherings. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Court’s three liberal justices in voting against lifting the pandemic restrictions. However, Roberts did not explain his reasoning and did not join a dissent written by Justice Elena Kagan. “California limits religious gatherings in homes to three households,” Kagan wrote in her opinion. “If the state also limits all secular gatherings in homes to three households, it has complied with the First Amendment. And the state does exactly that: It has adopted a blanket restriction on at-home gatherings of all kinds, religious and secular alike.” Kagan added that California did not need to “treat at-home religious gatherings the same as hardware stores and hair salons,” just as “the law does not require that the state equally treat apples and watermelons.” Since the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in October, the Court has repeatedly ruled in favor of religious groups who contend that states’ coronavirus restrictions discriminate toward houses of worship. The Court suspended parts of California’s restrictions on indoor worship in February.
Compared to trains in other developed countries, the U.S. rail system is downright sluggish. But would a system of ultra-fast trains make sense for America?
Interim boss Hege Riise tasted defeat for the first time in charge of England as the Lionesses fell 3-1 to world heavyweights France on Friday night, in Caen.
The Chinese government imposed an antitrust fine equivalent to $2.8 billion on tech and e-commerce company Alibaba, the Wall Street Journal reports.Why it matters: It's a record penalty in the country and a continuation of Beijing regulators' scrutiny on the business empire of founder Jack Ma, who was ordered in December to transform his Ant Group into a financial holding company overseen by China’s central bank.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.By the numbers: The 18.2 billion yuan fine is equal to 4% of Alibaba’s domestic annual sales, per China's antitrust regulator.Antitrust fines in the country are capped at 10% of a company’s annual sales.What they're saying: “Alibaba accepts the penalty with sincerity and will ensure its compliance with determination,” the company said, according to the Journal.“To serve its responsibility to society, Alibaba will operate in accordance with the law with utmost diligence, continue to strengthen its compliance systems and build on growth through innovation.”The big picture: China’s antitrust regulator claimed that Alibaba's business practices limited competition, impinged on innovation, violated the rights of merchants and harmed the interests of consumers.Regulators are requiring Alibaba to revamp its operations and submit a “self-examination compliance report” over the next three years, according to the Journal.Beijing's antitrust crackdown could hamper the growth of the country's tech sector should authorities regulate with a heavy hand, Axios' Hope King reports.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
‘Duty and reponsibility’ of MSPs to hold Nicola Sturgeon to account for 10,000 deaths, says Neil Findlay
Celebrities love to get tattoos—some have been tatted for love, and others with meaningful symbols or life mottos. Click through to see which Hollywood stars have tattoos they really don't want anymore. The former Cheetah Girls star once dated Rob Kardashian, and during that time, she had his name tattooed across her butt.
Amid a semiconductor chip shortage, Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) stock has experienced one of its best runs in many years. Given its history, investors should question whether Micron is in the midst of a long-term boom, or if the run is merely a reaction to the chip shortage. Micron is one of a select group of stocks that have been helped by the pandemic.
This Sunday, April 11, the St. Vincent Hospital nurses will begin their sixth week on strike as part of their ongoing struggle to convince Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare to address a growing patient safety crisis at the Worcester-based hospital.
Apr. 10—Dickinson softball team pulled a back to back win on Thursday, April 8 here at home against Bismarck High School. This was the chance for coach Amanda Mickey to see how they faced a strong side — and she was not disappointed. The first game started at 3 p.m. at the North Softball Complex at Dickinson High School. It was a nail biter for some after witnessing Bismarck grab seven points ...
In April 2004, "Mean Girls" was playing in theaters and "Yeah!" by Usher was topping the Billboard music charts. At the same time, around the mid-Atlantic region, small holes in the ground were opening up from which billions of bulky, red-eyed, winged insects would emerge, readying for a bacchanal of singing and mating -- and reminding humans of a horror movie. As the summer of 2004 waned, so did the lifespan, just a few weeks long, of those adult cicadas, and the larvae of the next generation dropped back to the earth where they would spend the next 17 years.
‘A great friend, inspiration and role model,’ says head of the British armed forces
The Lexington Police Department on April 10 released footage showing a patrol car hitting a 19-year-old man in Garden Springs, Kentucky, last month.Police said they responded to a report on March 30 that the man, named as Liam Long, had threatened his case worker. Local reports said the autistic man was in the middle of a mental health crisis.Police said Long produced a knife when an officer made contact with him in a parking lot on Larkspur Drive. This footage shows a foot pursuit before Long is hit by the patrol car.Police said the patrol car was traveling about 40mph and had its emergency lights flashing, adding that the collision was unavoidable because the suspect ran onto the road.Local reports said Long suffered a brain bleed, a fractured nose and multiple lacerations after being hit by the cruiser. His family reportedly said he remains in hospital. Credit: Lexington Police Department via Storyful
It was the mystery that captured the imagination of the world, as a Russian Imperial dynasty was ruthlessly executed before details of their disappearance obfuscated for decades. In 2018, the true story of how the Duke of Edinburgh helped piece together the murders of Tsar Nicholas II and his family was told by the Science Museum in an exhibition detailing how his DNA provided the key. The Duke, who offered a blood sample to experts attempting to identify bodies found in unmarked graves in 1993, provided a match with the Tsarina and her daughters, related through the maternal line, proving once and for all their fate. The research by that team, known in detail only to scientists until recently, was put on display for the first time, with graphs of the Tsar’s own DNA exhibited alongside details of the Duke’s contribution of five cubic centimetres of blood. The Duke is the grand-nephew of the Tsarina, with her older sister Victoria Mountbatten his maternal grandmother. He was invited to assist the investigation into her murder by Dr Peter Gill and his team at the Forensic Science Service, who used mitochondrial DNA analysis to determine they have proved "virtually beyond doubt" that bones found in a grave in Yekaterinburg in July 1991 were those of the Romanovs. The Duke was keenly aware of his family history, reported to have once answered a question about whether he would like to travel to Russia with the words: "I would like to go to Russia very much, although the ba----ds murdered half my family." The Science Museum exhibition, The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution, was designed to explore the decades of scientific development that have helped experts piece together what happened to the Romanov family, opened in the centenary of their executions.
At least five people were killed by gunfire in election-related violence at two polling stations in India’s West Bengal state, police said Saturday. Security forces caused the majority of the casualties — four killed and four wounded — while trying to control a crowd outside a voting center in Cooch Behar district, said senior police officer Vishal Garg. Local elections in West Bengal, one of the most populous Indian states, are being held in eight phases.
A personalized cancer vaccine developed with the help of a Mount Sinai computational platform raised no safety concerns and showed potential benefit in patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, that have a high risk of recurrence, according to results from an investigator-initiated phase I clinical trial presented during the virtual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2021, held April 10-15.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Walker County, Alabama, on April 9.This video, shared by Twitter user @Nancee_Cain, shows hail falling in Walker County on Friday. Credit: @Nancee_Cain via Storyful
Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel on whether children should be required to wear masks.