Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later

When I first read the book in 1991, I was struggling to make sense of my place among some Americans who still – 46 years after the bomb – saw someone like me as subhuman. I was a child with a Japanese immigrant father (he was born three years after the bomb) and a white […]

China plans to launch 2 more meteorological satellites in 2021

The other satellite is Fengyun-4B (FY-4B), which will be the second geostationary meteorological satellite of the Fengyun-4 series. China launched the FY-4A, a scientific experiment satellite, into space in December 2016. The FY-4B will mark an upgrade of China’s meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit.

Defending champ Rafael Nadal pulls out of US Open amid pandemic

“I know our fans will be disappointed to not have Rafa playing this year’s Western & Southern Open and U.S. Open,” Allaster said. “However, for the fans and and the sport, we look forward to being inspired by him when he decides he’s ready to play.”

Irish car sales down 14% in key month of July

New car registrations in Ireland posted an annual fall of 14% in July, a key month for sales in the country, where registration plates change every year on Jan. 1 and July 1, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry said.New car registrations in the year to the end of July were down 30% compared […]

Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.But President Donald Trump, claiming the company wasn’t moving fast enough, on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act, which gives the government broad authority to direct companies to meet […]

U.S. economy starts long recovery as retail sales post record jump

The report from the Commerce Department on Tuesday followed news early this month that the economy created 2.5 million jobs in May. Layoffs are also ebbing and manufacturing activity is improving, though production remains at very low levels. The surge in retail sales last month recouped 63% of March and April’s decreases. But the journey […]

Banks sanction Rs 1.38 lakh crore loans to MSMEs under ECLGS

However, disbursements against this stood at Rs 92,090.24 crore till August 3 under the 100 per cent ECLGS for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The scheme is the biggest fiscal component of the Rs 20-lakh crore Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in May. The latest numbers on the ECLGS, […]

A blast like no other: Beirut explosion felt like an earthquake

Lebanon, a country I’ve lived in for the last three years but have been in and out for years, and where I was in boarding school when the civil war broke out in April 1975, is a place where dramatic events happen sometimes, it seems, out of the blue. And on this hot and humid […]

AMD Reaches Highest Overall x86 Chip Market Share Since 2013

AMD vs. Intel Server Unit Market Share Q2 2020AMD bases its server share projections on IDC’s forecasts but only accounts for the single- and dual-socket market, which eliminates four-socket (and beyond) servers, networking infrastructure and Xeon D’s (edge). As such, Mercury’s numbers differ from the numbers cited by AMD, which predict a higher market share. […]

First look at Star Wars’ John Boyega in new BBC drama Small Axe playing real-life cop who fought racism in the force

He discussed the series further, adding: “I felt these stories needed to be shared. I wanted to re-live, re-evaluate and investigate the journeys that my parents and the first generation of West Indians went on to deliver me here today calling myself a Black British person.