Coronavirus digest: Australian state to deploy military to enforce isolation measures

Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Austrian ski regions end season early All ski areas in the Austrian provinces of Salzburg and Tyrol are ending the winter season early. Cable car operation will be discontinued as of Sunday (March 15, 2020). Hotels and accommodations will be closed from Monday. The provincial governments said that this should […]

Chinese mission says no foreign entities justified to interfere in China’s local elections

The HKSAR government’s decision to postpone the elections due to the severe pandemic situation is a justified and necessary step to ensure safety and health of Hong Kong citizens and the safety, fairness and impartiality of the elections, the spokesperson said.

Taylor Swift Breaks Record for Most Billboard Hot 100 Hits Among Women, Thanks to ‘Folklore’

Now with 28 Hot 100 top 10s, as she adds three (“Cardigan,” at No. 1; “The 1,” at No. 4; and “Exile,” featuring Bon Iver, at No. 6), Swift ties for the third-most top 10s among women and the sixth-most overall. The acts with the most top 10s: Drake (40); Madonna (38); The Beatles (34); […]

Nicki Minaj Ties Aretha Franklin for Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women

Here is an updated count of the female soloists with the most charted Hot 100 entries dating to the ranking’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception (though the chart dated March 18). Not only does Minaj notch her record-tying hit, but Rihanna (58) also passes Madonna (57) for a solo share of fourth place among women with […]

Nicki Minaj Passes Aretha Franklin for Most Billboard Hot 100 Hits of Any Female Artist

Minaj debuts three songs (on the Hot 100 dated April 1): “No Frauds,” with Drake and Lil Wayne (No. 14), “Regret in Your Tears” (No. 61) and “Changed It,” with Lil Wayne (No. 71). Minaj ups her count to 76 career Hot 100 entries, surpassing Franklin’s career output of 73.

Indian Oil to take Rs 4,200 crore hit under GST regime

CHENNAI: State-owned oil refiner Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has said that the impact of the goods and services tax (GST) would be nearly Rs 4,200 crore as it would not be able to claim input tax credit (ITC) for automotive fuels that fall outside GST. ITC allows an entity to reduce the tax on outputs […]

Asia’s factory pain eases as China’s activity jumps

Manufacturing activity in China expanded at the fastest pace in nearly a decade as domestic demand improved, a private sector survey showed on Monday, suggesting the world’s second-largest economy will help cushion the pandemic’s blow to world growth.But worries about a second wave of infections may weigh on global demand and business sentiment, keeping any […]

Downturn Blues: Carmakers line up six new launches in next 15 days

new launches in order to create excitement and pull buyers to the showroom. Almost half a dozen new launches are slated to be available for sales next week ahead of the festive season. Carmakers like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Renault, BMW, Tata Motors and Kia Motor will launch new products starting from August 20th, 2019. For […]

Minneapolis’ Frey accuses Walz of dragging feet during early unrest

Mayor Jacob Frey, the Minneapolis Democrat who faced sharp criticism over his handling of the George Floyd riots in June, on Monday seemed to place much of the blame on Gov. Tim Walz, another Democrat, for failing to act quickly on early requests from the city for state intervention, a report said.

Do we drink the same wine that the Romans drank? Not quite

We already knew that Savagnin was a pretty old grape because it has so many clonal variations — a sign that a cultivar has had a lot of time to mutate. In fact, Gewurztraminer is one of Savagnin’s several clonal mutations, according to Jancis Robinson’s book “Wine Grapes.” Even if you don’t drink much Savagnin, […]