Month: May 2020

Asia Today: India Reports over 8,000 New Virus Cases

NEW DELHI – India reported more than 8,000 new cases of the coronavirus in a single day, another record high that topped the deadliest week in the country. Confirmed infections have risen to 182,143, with 5,164 fatalities, including 193 in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said Sunday. Overall, more than 60% of the […]

SpaceX Astronauts Welcomed Aboard International Space Station

The crew of the International Space Station welcomed U.S. astronauts Douglas Hurley and Bob Behnken after their privately built SpaceX capsule docked Sunday. NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner shook hands with their new station-mates as they climbed aboard. “Welcome to Bob and Doug. I will tell you, the […]

US Astronauts Dock SpaceX Capsule at International Space Station

U.S. astronauts Douglas Hurley and Bob Behnken docked SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule at the International Space Station on Sunday. Hurley, 53, and Behnken, 49, both former military test pilots who joined NASA in 2000, lifted off into space at 3:22 p.m. EDT, Saturday afternoon, from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was […]

EU Calls On Trump to Rethink Cutting WHO Funding

The European Union is calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to stop funding the World Health Organization in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic that is seeing spikes in India and elsewhere. Trump announced his decision Friday, accusing the WHO of not responding adequately to the global outbreak and being under […]

China Draws a Blank on 2020 GDP Target

China’s controversial decision to omit an economic growth target for 2020 has drawn attention to what the government uses targets for. On May 22, Premier Li Keqiang ended months of speculation over the annual target-setting ritual as he delivered the government’s work report to the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislative body, in Beijing. […]

Arrest of CNN Crew in Minneapolis a ‘Violation of First Amendment’

A CNN news crew on Friday live broadcast their own arrest by police in the U.S. state of Minnesota, as they covered protests over the death of an African-American man. Police handcuffed and arrested CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, producer Bill Kirkos and photojournalist Leonel Mendez at about 5 a.m. CT in Minneapolis, despite Jimenez identifying […]

WillScot to Participate in the Baird 2020 Virtual Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference

BALTIMORE, May 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WillScot Corporation (“WillScot”) (Nasdaq: WSC), the specialty rental services market leader providing innovative modular space and portable storage solutions across North America, today announced that Brad Soultz, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Tim Boswell, Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting and hosing private meetings during Baird’s 2020 […]

Constellation Brands and E. & J. Gallo Further Revise Wine and Spirits Agreement in Connection With Federal Trade Commission Review Process

The revised agreement announced in December 2019 is amended to address additional FTC areas of competitive concern primarily related to production for Sparkling Wine. Constellation’s Mission Bell facility is excluded from the transaction in response to concerns related to the production of the brands excluded from the December 2019 revised agreement. The transaction price is […]

Potato Farmers in Myanmar’s Shan State Seek Relief From Smuggled Chinese Spuds

  Farmers in Myanmar’s Shan state have complained that their businesses are being undercut by cheaper potatoes smuggled in from nearby China, causing them serious financial losses. Potatoes are prohibited from regular border trade under measures to protect local growers, but Chinese traders are still able to export them illegally into Myanmar, prompting farmers to […]