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Bill Nelson: Former astronaut and senator nominated as Nasa chief

Bill Nelson: Former astronaut and senator nominated as Nasa chief

Science
JEFF MITCHELLBill Nelson, a US senator and one-time astronaut, has been nominated to be the next head of Nasa.The 78-year-old is seen as a moderate Democrat, and his nomination by President Joe Biden on Friday drew bipartisan praise.He will need to be confirmed in the Senate before he can take up the role.Mr Nelson said he was "honoured" to be picked to lead the US space agency, adding that he would "help lead Nasa into an exciting future".In a statement, the White House said he was "known as the go-to senator for our nation's space programme" for many years. "Almost every piece of space and science law has had his imprint," it said.The Republican Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio, said: "I cannot think of anyone better to lead Nasa."Test success for world's most powerful rocketArtemis: To...
Ben Stokes: England cricketer nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award

Ben Stokes: England cricketer nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Ben Stokes is already receiving award nominations for his match-winning role in England's Cricket World Cup win - but not from who you would expect.Despite breaking Kiwi hearts at Lord's, he has been nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award.Stokes, 28, was man of the match on Sunday as England beat New Zealand in a dramatic final. But the all-rounder was born in New Zealand before moving to England when he was 12 - and it seems some Kiwis still see him as their own."He might not have been playing for the Black Cap...
Man Booker Prize: Graphic novel nominated for the first time

Man Booker Prize: Graphic novel nominated for the first time

Entertainment
A graphic novel has made it onto the Man Booker longlist for the first time.Sabrina by Nick Drnaso tells the story of a girl who goes missing, leaving behind a videotape with clues about her disappearance.Chicago-born Drnaso, who is 29, won an LA Times book prize with his first collection Beverly."Given the changing shape of fiction, it was only a matter of time before a graphic novel was included," the judges said.This year's Man Booker Prize longlist consists of six writers from the UK, three from the US, two from Ireland and two from Canada.The eligibility rules were changed in 2013 to allow international authors to be nominated, as long as their book was written in English and published in the UK.The longlist for the £50,000 prize will be whittl...
Nominated banks not taking fresh orders for gold imports till GST clarity emerges on July 1

Nominated banks not taking fresh orders for gold imports till GST clarity emerges on July 1

Finance
MUMBAI: The $ 5 an ounce discount in the gold market has reduced sharply as bullion banks have stopped importing on consignment basis until clarity emerges on GST treatment over such imports, claimed a Kolkata based bullion dealer. "Banks prefer to wait and see until after July 1 when GST kicks in," said Harshad Ajmera, Kolkata based bullion dealer. "Till then they are not taking any fresh orders." Banks have represented "issues" that "merit clarity" through various industry bodies like India Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA) to the government, said Shekhar Bhandari, business head , global transactions banking and precious metals, Kotak Mahindra Bank . However, temporary stoppage of fresh imports has not created a supply crunch as the monsoon season is traditionally a low dem...