Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86 – The Denver Post

LOS ANGELES — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. No cause of death was announced. Johnson was among the world’s greatest athletes […]

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FedEx to Acquire ShopRunner to Expand E-commerce Capabilities

FedEx Corp. said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire ShopRunner, the e-commerce platform that connects online shoppers with merchants and brands. The parties anticipate the acquisition to close by the end of the calendar year, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Headquartered in Chicago, ShopRunner will operate as a subsidiary of FedEx […]

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P.P.P. Loan Data Shows How a Sliver of Borrowers Got Much of the Help

More than five million companies received loans under the federal government’s signature relief program for small businesses reeling from the pandemic, but a tiny fraction of those companies gobbled up vast sums of money, newly released data shows. Detailed loan information released by the Small Business Administration late on Tuesday showed that about 600 businesses received loans of $10 million, […]

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How Can Cruise Lines Attract New Cruisers in 2021?

Before the pandemic, the cruise industry was the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, with demand increasing a whopping 20.5 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a 2018 report by the Cruise Lines International Association. The industry was worth roughly $150 billion that same year. The industry also impacts the lives of thousands of people: More than a […]

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Fernando Alonso approved to drive in Abu Dhabi test | F1 News by PlanetF1

Renault has received approval for Fernando Alonso to take part in the “young driver test” being held after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. As soon as it was announced that he would be returning to the grid for 2021, driving for Renault, the French team immediately started to seek approval for him to take part in the post-season test. “Initially […]

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Van-Tam slaps down ‘completely unfair’ Covid vaccine delay criticism: ‘It’s not a yogurt!’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Deputy Chief Medical Officer erupted when a reporter claimed Boris Johnson was “failing” to get a coronavirus vaccine to care home residents. ITV’s Emily Morgan asked the panel: “Your scientists have said care home residents should […]

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Nurse begs families not to meet at Xmas to help desperate battle against Covid

A coronavirus nurse has begged families not to meet up over Christmas as she battles to save the lives of patients who "are no longer taking masking and social distancing seriously". Molly-Elizabeth Francis, originally from Dublin, Ireland, admitted to crying at work for the first time since beginning nursing a year ago with admissions now as bad as in March. […]

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