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Jeff Bezos wants flight Tuesday to expand ‘new frontiers’ in space

Jeff Bezos wants flight Tuesday to expand ‘new frontiers’ in space

Science
July 19 (UPI) -- The man who made e-commerce the "economy's new frontier" plans to fly into space Tuesday in an effort to make tourism far above the Earth the new frontier. Time magazine recognized Bezos as "Person of the Year" in 1999 for his founding of the Amazon retail website, saying, "Some people must be genetically predisposed explore the frontiers." Bezos has been one of the richest and most famous people on the planet since he launched Amazon in 1994 at age 30. After amassing billions of dollars from the Amazon venture, Bezos decided to make childhood dreams of spaceflight personal and founded the Blue Origin space company in 2000, two years before fellow businessman Elon Musk founded SpaceX. "I posted our first job opening 25 years ago today, when I hadn't even settled on the n...
Covid: Another lockdown ‘last thing in world’ that government wants

Covid: Another lockdown ‘last thing in world’ that government wants

Health
Getty ImagesThe "last thing in the world" the government wants is another lockdown, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has said, adding it is on track with the lockdown easing plan.He said dates "could be delayed if the situation deteriorates" but ministers were confident in the "cautious path".It comes as the head of NHS England urged people not to "squander the gains" made in recent months.On Monday in England, two households or groups of up to six can meet outside.The "stay at home" guidance will also be lifted, outdoor sports facilities will reopen and small weddings can take place. The next stage - due no earlier than 12 April - will allow non-essential retail, restaurants and pubs to reopen.In Wales, the "stay local" rule was lifted on Saturday and six people were allowed to meet outsid...

Congress wants to waive taxes on unemployment. Some states may not

Finance
Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesCongress may soon offer a tax break to unemployed Americans. States may not be so generous.The Senate passed a $ 1.9 trillion Covid relief bill on Saturday that waives tax on up to $ 10,200 of unemployment benefits per person received in 2020.President Joe Biden is expected to sign the legislation this week after it's passed by the Democrat-led House of Representatives.But the tax policy, which applies to households that made less than $ 150,000, is only a break on workers' federal income taxes.More from Personal Finance:American Rescue Plan creates a tax headache for the joblessHere's how a $ 300 and $ 400 unemployment boost compareSmallest businesses can still apply for a PPP loanMore than half of states levy an income tax on unemployment benef...

Crystal Palace seal dramatic smash-and-grab victory at Brighton, fans back in stadiums for final day of Premier League season, ‘Mourinho NOT to blame for Tottenham crisis’, Rice wants Lingard to stay at West Ham – football news and gossip LIVE

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Wow, what a weekend of Premier League action that was. From Everton’s historic victory over Liverpool at Anfield, to West Ham’s thrilling win against Tottenham, Man City beating Arsenal to make it 18 wins in a row and Bruno Fernandes continuing his stunning form as Manchester United beat Newcastle. And if that wasn’t good enough […] talkSPORT
Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul exchange insults after Mayweather reveals he wants exhibitions with Jake and 50 Cent following next bout against Logan Paul

Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul exchange insults after Mayweather reveals he wants exhibitions with Jake and 50 Cent following next bout against Logan Paul

Sports
Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul have bizarrely exchanged words on social media. On Wednesday night, the retired 50-0 pound-for-pound great listed the YouTuber as an opponent he wants to face in an exhibition later this year. Chris Farina/Top Rank Floyd Mayweather retired with a perfect 50-0 record Floyd is already set to face Jake’s brother, Logan Paul, in an exhibition which is currently postponed. After this, he wants to fight Jake and rapper 50 Cent. Mayweather said: “This year I will focus on several exhibitions. “I will have an exhibition in Tokyo, Japan again. Of course the one with Logan Paul and I. “And if Jake Paul can get past his next opponent Ben Askren, I will have an exhibition with him as well. Ed Mulholland/Matchroom ...