Category: Breaking News

AEDC confirms power outage in Abuja

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company has confirmed that parts of Abuja are currently experiencing power outages. AEDC disclosed this in a notice to customers through its official X handle on Tuesday. The disco noted that the power outage affected residents around Wuse Zone 3, parts of Zone 2, Zone 5 and environs in the Federal Capital Territory. AEDC blamed the power outage on a faulty feeder…

Tension in Rivers as Fubara gives directive to heads of LGAs

Reports from various Local Government Areas in Rivers State indicate varying levels of tension, with some areas experiencing sporadic shooting while others remain peaceful. In Port Harcourt City Local Government Area, videos circulating on social media show security operatives attached to the former council chairman, Allwell Ihunda, firing sporadically after being chased by angry youths who claimed they were shot at directly by the police….

Tenerife cops give update in urgent search for teen Jay Slater as map reveals last known location in ‘middle of...

COPS in Tenerife said they are “doing everything possible” to find a missing Brit teenager. Jay Slater, 19, from Lancashire, was on the island for a music festival and vanished after making a desperate phone call to his pals saying he was in the “middle of nowhere”. Jay Slater vanished in Tenerife after spending the night with new friendsSolarpix Jay, from Lancashire, was on the island with…

I was about to lose my job & was struggling to buy a house without knowing I’d won £11m lottery…one...

A LUCKY lotto winner revealed she was about to lose her job when she won an eye-watering £11m jackpot. The sudden windfall came at just the right time for one lucky woman who had “no idea” she had become a multi millionaire overnight. Getty A woman received the shock of the lifetime when she won £11 m[/caption] Alamy The woman from Queensland, Australia was about…

Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites could burn up the ozone layer, scientists warn

Elon Musk near a Falcon 9 rocket at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California in 2018. David McNew/Getty Images Internet satellite networks re-entering the atmosphere en masse could damage the ozone layer, a study warns. Elon Musk’s Starlink is by far the biggest player in this field. The effects could “push pause on the ozone success story in decades to come,” the scientists said. Internet satellite networks…

There’s a huge pay raise on the way for clean energy workers

President Joe Biden speaks about investing in clean energy manufacturing at CS Wind in Pueblo, Colorado. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The Biden administration unveiled a rule linking clean energy tax breaks to worker pay. Projects must hire apprentices and pay prevailing wages to qualify for increased tax breaks. The credits could boost clean energy job wages, helping close the pay gap with fossil fuel jobs. The…

US lifeguard shortage causes pools to work year-round to rebuild their staff after the pandemic

Almost a third of the 309,000 U.S. public swimming pools remained closed or opened sporadically last year due to a shortage of lifeguards, according to the American Lifeguard Association (ALA).  Employees at the public pools in some of the hottest cities in the nation, like Las Vegas and Phoenix, say their staffing took a hit during the pandemic, and it hasn’t been the same since….

Tupperware shutting down last US plant, moving production to Mexico

Tupperware Brands is shuttering its last remaining manufacturing plant in the U.S. and moving operations to Mexico, costing more than 100 workers their jobs. The iconic food storage container maker issued a WARN Notice last week alerting that it plans to permanently close its facility in Hemingway, South Carolina, laying off 148 people. The notice said layoffs will begin in September, with final closure of…

Two killed after plane crashes into Colorado mobile home park, setting two trailers ablaze

A plane crashed into a mobile home park in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on Monday afternoon, killing two people and setting two trailers on fire, authorities said. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue said the aircraft went down in West Acres Trailer Park. The two people killed were the pilot and a passenger, according to Steamboat Springs police. “The Routt County Coroner is notifying next of kin. Our…

Celtics capture 18th NBA championship with Game 5 win over Mavericks

The Boston Celtics took care of business at TD Garden on Monday night and secured an NBA championship in Game 5 with a 106-88 win over the Dallas Mavericks. The victory marks the 18th championship for the Celtics and their first since 2008. Boston now holds the most titles in league history – one more than the Los Angeles Lakers. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown…

McDonald’s Ends AI Drive-Thru Trial Amid Fast-Food Industry’s Automation Push

McDonald’s has concluded its trial of artificial intelligence chatbots at drive-thrus, highlighting ongoing questions about the fast-food industry’s rapid adoption of automation technologies. The company will remove AI-based order systems from over 100 locations across the US. Initiated as part of a 2021 agreement with IBM, the AI systems featured automated voices responding to customer orders. Despite the trial’s termination, McDonald’s has not provided a…

Labour Aims to Improve UK-EU Post-Brexit Trade Deal, Says Reeves

Labour intends to enhance the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal with the EU, according to shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves. Her comments mark a significant shift in the party’s approach, which has largely avoided discussing Brexit in detail. Reeves indicated that Labour would seek a less adversarial relationship with the EU and explore closer alignment with EU regulations in specific sectors, such as chemicals and financial services….

Celine Dion Gets Emotional After Standing Ovation at ‘I Am: Celine Dion’ Premiere: ‘I Hope to See You All Again...

Celine Dion teared up after receiving a standing ovation at the New York special screening of her Amazon MGM documentary, “I Am: Celine Dion.” “Thank you to all of you, from the bottom of my heart, for being part of my journey. This movie is my love letter to each of you,” Dion told the […] Go to Source

Emmy Predictions: Supporting Actor (Drama) — Tadanobu Asano, Jon Hamm and Nathan Lane Top the 217 Contender Field From Multiple...

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tony Awards ceremonies, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis. The prediction pages reflect the current standings in the race and do not reflect personal preferences for any individual […] Go to Source

Google brings Gemini mobile app to India with nine Indian languages support

Google has released its dedicated AI mobile app Gemini in India — over four months after its debut in the U.S. — with support for nine Indian languages alongside English. The Gemini mobile app in India supports nine Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. This lets users in the country […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

NYT Connections today: See hints and answers for June 18

Connections is the latest New York Times word game that’s captured the public’s attention. The game is all about finding the “common threads between words.” And just like Wordle, Connections resets after midnight and each new set of words gets trickier and trickier—so we’ve served up some hints and tips to get you over the hurdle. If you just want to be told today’s puzzle,…

Groups urge FEMA to recognize extreme heat, wildfire smoke as a ‘major disaster’

A coalition of environmental, labor and healthcare groups called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to classify extreme heat and wildfire smoke as “major disasters” to unlock federal funding for states during these weather events. The petition, filed on Monday by dozens of groups across several states, seeks to assist states and local regions struggling to financially recover from the surge of extreme heat…

US pauses avocado, mango inspections in Mexican state due to security concerns

The U.S. has paused safety inspections of avocadoes and mangos from the western Mexican state of Michoacan in the wake of security concerns for U.S. Department of Agriculture staff, an agency spokesperson told The Hill. The inspection program will stay paused until the security situation is reviewed and safeguards are in place for their personnel, the spokesperson added. Mexican exports are not blocked, the USDA…

RBA keeps rates on hold as borrowers sweat on relief

Australia’s central bank has kept interest rates on hold for a fifth consecutive meeting as thousands of households anxiously rate for a long-heralded cut. Announcing its decision today, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) board said it would keep the cash rate target on hold at 4.35 per cent. The current rate, the highest since September 2011, has been unchanged since November 2023. READ MORE:…

Transfer: Torino reject Okereke after loan spell

Nigeria forward, David Okereke will return to his parent club, Cremonese after Torino failed to trigger the option to sign him on a permanent deal. Okereke linked up with Torino on a six-month loan deal in January with a purchase option. The 26-year-old failed to register a goal or an assist in nine appearances for the Maroons. According to Toro News, the deadline for activating…

Imo JONAPWD: My removal illegal, negates constitution – State chair, Nwachukwu

The leadership of the Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities, JONAPWD, Imo State chapter, is facing a serious leadership crisis as its current chairman, Dr Stanley Nwachukwu has described those who purportedly suspended him as disgruntled members. Nwachukwu made the statement while reacting to what he described as a wicked publication and an attempt to discredit his administration. He maintained that his purported removal…

Putin humiliated as Ukranian kamikaze drones strike Russia sparking huge inferno on eve of Vlad’s visit to North Korea

UKRAINE launched a kamikaze drone onslaught at Russia overnight, sparking an enormous fire in a humiliating blow for tyrant Vladimir Putin. Kyiv’s forces struck a crucial Russian oil depot not far from the frontline as residents reported hearing five ferocious explosions. Ukraine hit an oil depot in Azov, southern Russia, sparking a huge fire Enormous clouds of black smoke poured from the oil hub Vladimir…

Shein’s CEO is so low-profile his employees don’t even recognize him: report

Shein’s CEO flies under the radar, even within his own company. Jade Gao/AFP Shein’s CEO Xu Yangtian is staying out of the spotlight despite a hotly-anticipated IPO. Xu is so under the radar that his own employees don’t recognize him in the office, the SCMP reported. Shein’s executive chairman is more public, but he sparked scrutiny in a recent speech. Fast-fashion giant Shein is gearing…

Ukraine will soon receive new hybrid tanks built on powerful Cold-War-era equipment

Lithuania has been helping Ukraine to repair its Leopard 2 tanks after they were damaged in the war against Russia. Alexander Welscher/picture alliance via Getty Images Ukraine is set to receive a hybrid air defense tank from Germany. It consists of a Skyranger turret mounted on a Leopard 2 chassis, per arms manufacturer Rheinmetall. This comes as both Russian and Ukrainian armies struggle against exploding…

Is Trump launching a crypto token? Industry scrutinizes ‘Trump Coin’

Is Donald Trump looking to endear himself further to the $2.5 trillion crypto industry with the launch of a new crypto token called “Trump Coin”? That’s the buzz, according to crypto industry participants, as Trump ramps up his campaign for the November presidential election. Industry experts are trying to figure out the origins of a so-called meme token registered on the Solana blockchain platform under the…

LARRY KUDLOW: This is why Trump is winning

Trump is winning over converts, while Biden is frozen in time and place and that’s the subject of the Riff.  While Democrats argue amongst themselves over whether Barack Obama really did in fact have to escort Joe Biden off the stage at their big Hollywood fundraiser – not really a politically appetizing headline – a Black pastor told Donald Trump over the weekend that Obama…