Diageo full-year sales plunge as demand dries up

Diageo Plc, the world’s largest spirits maker, took a 1.3 billion pound writedown as it reported a bigger than expected decline in underlying net sales on Tuesday as demand for its whisky, vodka and gin fell in nearly all markets. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around … Read more Diageo full-year sales plunge as demand dries up

NASA Rover Perseverance Blasts Off on New Mission to Mars

NASA launched its latest Mars rover, dubbed Perseverance, on Thursday, the first step in the space agency’s newest effort to hunt for signs of ancient microbial life and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth. The rover blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida atop an Atlas V rocket, beginning its 6 ½ month trip … Read more NASA Rover Perseverance Blasts Off on New Mission to Mars

Five-star Damon Payne, the nation’s No. 1 DT, commits to the Crimson Tide | CBS Sports HQ

Five-star defensive lineman Damon Payne, the No. 14 overall player in the Class of 2021, verbally committed to Alabama on Sunday afternoon on CBS Sports HQ. The 6-foot-3, 297-pound monster from Belleville (Michigan) High School chose the Crimson Tide over Arizona State, Kentucky and USC. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBSSportsHQ FOLLOW US ON: Facebook – … Read more Five-star Damon Payne, the nation’s No. 1 DT, commits to the Crimson Tide | CBS Sports HQ

Drone copter to take flight for the first time on Mars

Despite a global pandemic and some technical delays, NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover – the aptly named Perseverance – is scheduled to launch this summer (currently slated for July 30) on a groundbreaking endeavor. Perseverance will bring along a small, four-pound helicopter dubbed Ingenuity. The copter will be the first flying vehicle on another planet and … Read more Drone copter to take flight for the first time on Mars

UFC Fight Night Highlights: Figueiredo dominates Benavidez to win flyweight title | CBS Sports HQ

The UFC flyweight division has a new face in the aftermath of Henry Cejudo’s vacating the title last year, and it only took Devieson Figueiredo two victories over Joseph Benavidez to get there. Figueiredo (19-1), who knocked out Benavidez in February but was unable to claim the vacant 125-pound title due to missing weight, delivered … Read more UFC Fight Night Highlights: Figueiredo dominates Benavidez to win flyweight title | CBS Sports HQ

Heavy rain, flooding pound SW China’s Wuxi County

Heavy rains have been battering Wuxi County in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality since Tuesday evening, swelling rivers and flooding many towns. The surging Daning River damaged some sheds at a mixing plant for the under-construction Wuzhen expressway. The flood ran through the plant, breaching a cement retaining wall, and inundating about 200 square meters of … Read more Heavy rain, flooding pound SW China’s Wuxi County

Lebanon’s extreme crisis to lead either to US forgiving its debt or ‘to a civil war’, expert says

Lebanon’s economy has been pushed to the brink of collapse, with the Lebanese pound losing 85 percent of its value since anti-government protests broke out in October 2019. Decades of government corruption and financial mismanagement has resulted in Lebanon reaching its worst economic, financial and monetary crisis since the 1970’s, as Dima de Clerk, historian … Read more Lebanon’s extreme crisis to lead either to US forgiving its debt or ‘to a civil war’, expert says

Special edition: Lebanon grapples with worst economic meltdown in years

In this week’s show we’re turning our attention to Lebanon, a country whose economy has been pushed to the brink of collapse. The Lebanese pound has lost 85 percent of its value since anti-government protests broke out last October. Decades of government corruption and financial mismanagement has resulted in Lebanon reaching a dire situation. We … Read more Special edition: Lebanon grapples with worst economic meltdown in years

Thousands of UK job losses announced as coronavirus hits economy hard

The chancellor may have woken up today to excited headlines welcoming his £30 billion pound plan for jobs, but by lunchtime he was confronted by the chilling reality of thousands more job losses. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Tonight the government announced a raft of new measures easing the lockdown in England. Outdoor pools, outdoor theatres and amateur … Read more Thousands of UK job losses announced as coronavirus hits economy hard

Chancellor unveils £30 billion “Plan for Jobs” as mass unemployment looms – BBC News

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £30 billion spending programme, in the face of mass unemployment and a prolonged economic crisis following the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement to the House of Commons Mr Sunak revealed a series of measures: – Firms will be paid a thousand pounds for each employee brought back from … Read more Chancellor unveils £30 billion “Plan for Jobs” as mass unemployment looms – BBC News

The One and Only Ivan: Official Trailer (2020) – Danny DeVito, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston

Walt Disney Studios’ The One and Only Ivan, an adaptation of the bestselling, award-winning book about one very special gorilla directed by Thea Sharrock, will premiere exclusively on Disney+ August 21, 2020. The film, which was previously scheduled to be released theatrically by The Walt Disney Studios, is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of … Read more The One and Only Ivan: Official Trailer (2020) – Danny DeVito, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston

U.K. Chancellor Unveils Multi-Billion Pound Coronavirus Relief Stimulus Package

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak unveils a multi-billion pound stimulus package to help the country’s economy recover from the #Covid19 pandemic. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ Email us at … Read more U.K. Chancellor Unveils Multi-Billion Pound Coronavirus Relief Stimulus Package

UK finance minister announces employment bonus and tax cuts

The UK’s finance minister Rishi Sunak has announced an economic stimulus package to aid Britain’s post-coronavirus recovery. The measures include temporary changes to stamp duty, a large VAT cut, and a 2 billion pound scheme to make homes more energy efficient. FRANCE 24 correspondent Benedicte Paviot says the opposition Labour party supports the measures but … Read more UK finance minister announces employment bonus and tax cuts

Sunak’s Plan to Kickstart U.K. Jobs

Jul.08 — The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer is set to unveil a two billion-pound recovery program in today’s Summer Statement. It will pay the wages of more than 200,000 young workers as Rishi Sunak tries to pull the U.K. economy out of the deepest economic slump in centuries. Bloomberg’s Dani Burger reports on “Bloomberg … Read more Sunak’s Plan to Kickstart U.K. Jobs