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One of the largest airlines in the United States - United Airlines has announced an agreement to purchase 15 supersonic passenger aircraft
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In Southern California, a 17-year-old girl pushed a large bear from the fence of her house to protect dogs
The incident happened the other day in the city of Bradbury (Los Angeles County), which is surrounded by the National Forest of Angeles (hence, bears can roam the village).
According to NPR, 17-year-old Hailey Morinico and her mother were gardening in the backyard of their home on Monday.
At that moment, a large teddy bear with cubs climbed the wall surrounding the house and garden. Uninvited guests were barked by dogs, which the bear tried to drive away with its paw.
The barking caught the girl's attention. Morinico initially thought that her dogs reacted this way to a squirrel or other dogs.
However, when she ran to the scene, she saw a bear with cubs.
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The American brand Crocs has released a new collection of jewelry for shoes
The collection displays three themes: Seoul and its neon signs, Busan with seagulls and fish sticks and Jeju resort with hydrangeas and tangerines.
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Former US President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama are creating a new animated series called "We are the people" for the streaming platform Netflix
The animated series was created by screenwriter Chris No, and the executive producers were Michelle and Barak and their company Higher Ground Productions.
Netflix will premiere on July 4.
Elon Musk showed how SpaceX's first floating cosmodrome, Deimos, will look like.
It is planned to launch ships from a former oil platform in the ocean as early as 2022.
5 months pregnant woman rushed to help three drowning children
Alyssa DeWitt, who is five months pregnant, was relaxing on the beach with her children. She saw someone waving their hands in the water.
The woman forced her children out of the water and ran to the pier. Children who were swimming in the lake were beaten against the wall of the pier. They could barely keep their heads above the water and literally drowned before my eyes. There was no one on the beach to whom I could turn for help, so I had to bend them into the water and rescue them.
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'I applaud her' - Hamilton hails Osaka over French Open pull-out - News24
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton hailed Naomi Osaka's "bravery" for pulling out of the French Open.
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton hailed Naomi Osaka's "bravery" for pulling out of the French Open following her media engagement stand-off and criticised the way Roland Garros handled the issue. The 23-year-old four-time Grand Slam winner quit the tournament on Monday after being fined and threatened with disqualification for refusing to honour mandatory media commitments, claiming they were detrimental to her mental health. Hamilton sympathised with Osaka, drawing comparisons with how he felt as a raw rookie starting out on his motor racing career. "The fact is that when you are young, you are thrown into the spotlight and it weighs heavily on you and most of us aren't prepared," the Mercedes driver said on Thursday. "When I got into F1, the team had PR (but) I was never prepared to be thrown in front of a camera, never guided as to what to look out for, helped to navigate through that. "You kind of learn through mistakes and it's incredibly nerve-racking, especially when you have all good intentions but people take advantage of it." Speaking in Baku ahead of this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix Hamilton added: "I think she is incredible and I applaud her for her bravery because I think it's now asking those in power to... think about how they reacted, because I think the way they reacted wasn't good. "Someone talking about their personal mental health and then being fined for it, that was not cool. "I think they could have definitely handled it better and I hope they will take a deep dive into it and find a better way to navigate in the future." He said as athletes "we are pushing ourselves to the limit, we are on the edge and we are human beings". He said the Osakas of the sporting world needed support. "Naomi didn't feel comfortable for her own personal health to do something and the backlash is ridiculous. "People are not taking into account that she is a human being and she is saying I am not well enough to do this right now. "I think that needs to be really looked into and how people react to that, rather than being supportive and uplifting to her."
Africa not ready for imminent third coronavirus wave: WHO - Eyewitness News
Africa has officially registered over 4.8 million COVID-19 cases and 130,000 deaths, according to the WHO, a figure representing 2.9% of global cases and 3.7% of deaths.
Africa has officially registered over 4.8 million COVID-19 cases and 130,000 deaths, according to the WHO, a figure representing 2.9% of global cases and 3.7% of deaths. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - With vaccine deliveries at a near-standstill and lacking key resources in frontline care, Africa is poorly prepared for the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the UN warned on Thursday. "Many African hospitals and clinics are still far from ready to cope with a huge rise in critically ill patients," the World Health Organization's regional director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said. "The threat of a third wave in Africa is real and rising," she said. Africa has officially registered over 4.8 million COVID-19 cases and 130,000 deaths, according to the WHO, a figure representing 2.9% of global cases and 3.7% of deaths. In a survey last month, the agency found that health facilities and personnel that are crucial for critically ill COVID patients are grossly inadequate in many African countries. Of 23 countries surveyed, it found that most had less than one intensive care unit (ICU) bed per 100,000 population and only one-third had mechanical ventilators. By comparison, rich countries such as Germany and the United States have more than 25 ICU beds per 100,000 people. "Treatment is the last line of defence against this virus and we cannot let it be breached," Moeti stressed in an online briefing, calling for better equipment for hospital and medical staff. In recent weeks, the continent has seen a rise in infections. The WHO warned in a statement that the pandemic is trending upwards in 14 countries. "In the past week alone, eight countries witnessed an abrupt rise of over 30% in cases," it said. FEARED THIRD WAVE South Africa, officially the most affected country on the continent, has tightened health restrictions and now has more than 1.6 million cases and 56,439 deaths. In Uganda, the number of cases has jumped 131% in one week with outbreaks in schools and an increase in cases among health workers. Angola and Namibia are also seeing a resurgence. The WHO, in a weekly bulletin, said on Thursday it had detected an "exponential" rise of cases in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A DRC health ministry official confirmed "the third wave of COVID-19 is already there -- it's the Indian (Delta) and South African (Beta) variants," adding that this wave was potentially "deadlier" than previous ones. Daily national figures in DR Congo have risen from several dozen in past weeks to 243 on Thursday. Simultaneously, the continent is facing a shortage of vaccines, with deliveries almost marking time, according to WHO. India, a major source of jabs for developing countries, announced in late March that it would delay exporting vaccines to help fight a devastating wave of infections at home. The WHO is hoping for new deliveries in the coming months through the international Covax scheme, including a pledge of 80 million doses from the United States. Only 2% of Africans to date have received at least one vaccine jab, while 24% of the world's population is now vaccinated. Of six countries that have not kicked off immunisation, four are in Africa -- Tanzania, Burundi, Chad and Eritrea. Download the Eyewitness News app to your iOS or Android device.
Federer loses cool at French Open before making last 32 - IOL
Swiss Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic on Thursday to secure his place in the last 32 of the French Open at Roland Garros.
PARIS Roger Federer became entangled in a rare running dispute with a chair umpire on Thursday before safely securing his place in the French Open last 32. Federer saw off Marin Cilic for the 10th time in 11 meetings, winning 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 but only after a second set bust-up with umpire Emmanuel Joseph. The 20-time Grand Sam title winner was handed a time violation at 1-3 down in the for taking too long between points. ALSO READ: The important thing is that we give her the space and time she needs - Fellow athletes rally around Naomi Osaka "I don't even dare to go my towel anymore," he said to Joseph. Federer, the oldest man in the draw at 39, lost his cool and the set before recovering to defeat former world number three Cilic. "I had very good moments, in the tie-break in particular, and I served really well to finish," said Federer, the 2009 champion in Paris, after hitting 47 winners. Fed the Fighter For a 16th time in Paris, @rogerfederer is safely through to the third round overcoming Cilic 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-2. #RolandGarrospic.twitter.com/7F4cjVCsps — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 3, 2021 "It shows me that I still have something in the tank, it's super important for confidence." Former US Open winner Cilic was also handed a time warning late in the third set. Playing in only his second French Open since 2015, Federer goes on to face Germany's 59th-ranked Dominik Koepfer for a place in the last 16. Federer has now reached the last 32 in Paris for a 16th year after making his debut in 1999. ALSO READ: Serena Williams 'feels for' Naomi Osaka, having also experienced 'very difficult' press conferences However, he is playing only his third tournament of the year and first Slam since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semi-finals in 2020. In between, he underwent two knee surgeries. Seeded eight this year, he is drawn to face Djokovic in the quarter-finals. AFP