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Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday

Asteroid set for 'close' 43,300 mile flight past Earth on Friday

Science
An asteroid up to 40m in size and only discovered five days ago, is due to skim past the Earth on Friday.Asteroid 2018 CB will pass by at just less than one-fifth the distance between the Earth and the Moon.It was first spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson, Arizona, a Nasa-funded project to record potentially hazardous asteroids.However, while the pass is relatively close in astronomical terms, it's nowhere near enough to be a threat.The 15-40m space rock is set to make its closest approach to Earth at 22:27 GMT."Although 2018 CB is quite small, it might well be larger than the asteroid that entered the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia, almost exactly five years ago, in 2013," said Paul Chodas, manager of Nasa's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies. Media playback is unsupported...
Zoomcar, AirAsia India tie up to go the extra mile

Zoomcar, AirAsia India tie up to go the extra mile

Finance
BENGALURU: Zoomcar and AirAsia India today announced its partnership whereby special offers will be provided to the airliner's customers. With this arrangement, they will be able to book a Zoomcar for local and inter-city travel on its website. "We are excited about the partnership which will further enable AirAsia guests to experience Zoomcar accessibility at airports with ease and flexibility," says CEO and co-founder of the self-drive car rental company, Greg Moran. "The door-to-door delivery experience enhances customer convenience and will leave them with a memorable experience of self-drive time and again," he added. This service will be available across all metro cities in India. Customers will get a maximum discount of Rs 1,000 or 20% on the booking. Zoomcar will charge a fully...
UPI Horse Racing Roundup: World Approval wins Woodbine Mile

UPI Horse Racing Roundup: World Approval wins Woodbine Mile

Sports
In an eclectic weekend of Thoroughbred racing: World Approval won the Woodbine Mile, The Tabulator won the first race on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and Winx won her 20th straight race.Five races, including four for 2-year-olds, offered Breeders' Cup berths.Sadly, RIP Penny Chenery.Turf MileWorld Approval got the best of some world-class turf runners in Saturday's $ 800,000 (Canadian) Ricoh Woodbine Mile.The race was delayed briefly while a flock of geese was chased off the course near the furlong marker. And, when the gates opened, the 12-horse field raced pretty much as a bunched up flock. World Approval, under John Velazquez, pressed the pace through the first half mile with only about 6 lengths covering the field.Around the turn, World Approval began to assert himself, finally dra...