Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog.By Mitchell Bernard Today’s unemployment numbers out of Washington affirm what the country’s experiencing on Main Street: a grinding climb from a devastating pandemic that’s taking a continuing toll on the economic security of our people. It’s great news that unemployment is falling. But 9.3 million Americans remain out of work.
The leader of Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram is dead, according to reports. News agency Reuters said it had heard an audio recording made by Boko Haram’s rivals The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), which said Abubakar Shekau died around 18 May. He died after detonating an explosive device, according to a person
5:52 PM ET Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Stephen Ames won the Principal Charity Classic on Sunday for his second PGA Tour Champions title, taking advantage of Tim Herron‘s final-round collapse. Seven strokes behind Herron entering the round, Ames shot a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over fellow Canadian Mike Weir. A four-time
5:27 PM ET DUBLIN, Ohio — Rickie Fowler is starting to see signs that his game is coming around after a long slump. He hopes it carries over into a U.S. Open qualifier on Monday. Fowler, 32, failed to finish high enough at the Memorial Tournament to earn a place in the June 17-20 U.S.
2:49 PM ET DUBLIN, Ohio — Lee Westwood was not at Muirfield Village Golf Club this week, but he is well aware of the situation that Jon Rahm endured before having to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament. The difference: Westwood never tested positive for COVID-19 as Rahm did, forcing his exit despite a six-shot lead
The BAFTA TV Awards took place in west London on Sunday evening, with the academy recognising those shows that have lit up the small screen over the past year. Michaela Coel was the night’s big winner, scooping the leading actress and best mini-series awards for her ground-breaking show I May Destroy You, while the likes
Sky News has won a BAFTA for its reporting from Idlib in Syria. It was up against BBC News At Ten’s coverage of the prime minister being admitted to intensive care, Newsnight’s work on care homes, and Channel 4’s Deterring Democracy. Inside Idlib was the culmination of work led by Sky’s special correspondent Alex Crawford
Michaela Coel picked up two gongs at the BAFTA TV Awards for her show I May Destroy You, and urged the industry to do more to keep people safe on set. The BBC Three show, which is themed around consent and sexual assault, won best mini-series, with Coel herself picking up the leading actress award.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have said they are “delighted” after the Sussexes announced the birth of their baby daughter – Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Prince Harry and Meghan announced that the infant, a first sibling for Archie, was born on Friday in California. Lili is named after her great-grandmother the Queen – who
The Tesla Owners Club of Austin shared that it is hosting the Kilowatts booth at the ALTNRGShow, which is an acronym for alternative energy show, in Austin. The event will take place on June 12 and 14 from 9 am to 5 pm and is sponsored by Wells Solar and Electrical Services. Anyone who buys
6:56 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Favorite Essential Quality won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to give trainer Brad Cox his first victory in a Triple Crown race — maybe. Cox could get another from Mandaloun in the Kentucky Derby if Bob Baffert-trained Medina Spirit is disqualified. But Cox was able to
A man is facing aggravated child abuse charges after throwing his two-month-old baby at a police officer at the end of a high-speed car chase. For 40 minutes, John Henry James III sped through the streets of Vero Beach in Florida, at times smashing into the patrol car in pursuit, swerving around roadblocks, careering over
Donald Trump has again teased supporters about the prospect of another run for the US presidency, just days after some backers pushed a theory that he could be back in the White House by August. He also used a speech at a convention to support candidates loyal to him ahead of next year’s mid-term elections
The US Department of Justice has said it will no longer secretly obtain reporters’ records during investigations of leaks of classified information. Last month, President Joe Biden called the policy, which has been criticised by news organisations and press freedom groups, “simply, simply wrong” and pledged not to continue allowing it. Though Mr Biden’s comments
6:42 PM ET DUBLIN, Ohio — Jon Rahm, leading the Memorial Tournament by six strokes, was informed following Saturday’s third round that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was withdrawn from the tournament. Rahm, ranked second in the world, was given the news by PGA Tour medical personnel as he walked off the 18th green
10:52 PM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Lexi Thompson needed to get her mind right before she could her golf game back and now is in position to win her first second career major. Thompson shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Saturday to take the lead into the final round of the U.S. Women’s
Originally posted on EVANNEX.by Charles Morris There’s an intimate connection between electric vehicles and renewable energy, and that connection — both literally and symbolically — runs directly through the electrical grid. Intermittent energy sources such as solar and wind need grid-connected storage in order to be viable, and the most flexible and scalable type of storage is
5:54 PM ET DUBLIN, Ohio — Bryson DeChambeau said he believes the PGA Tour will need to step in if the well-chronicled feud between him and Brooks Koepka escalates toward encouraging poor fan behavior. The comment came after Koepka offered to supply beer for the fans evicted from the Memorial Tournament on Friday because they
Tony Blair has said it is “time to distinguish” between people who have and haven’t had a coronavirus vaccine. The former prime minister has warned it “makes no sense at all to treat those who have had vaccination the same as those who haven’t” – and said relaxing measures for those who have had both
A statue of plasticine film stars Wallace and Gromit is to be unveiled in their creator Nick Park’s home town of Preston. They will be depicted as they appeared in 1993 film The Wrong Trousers, alongside a bronze bench. The bench has been designed by Park and local sculptor Peter Hodgkinson, and is being made