President Joe Biden has called on states and local authorities in the US to offer residents $100 (£71) to get vaccinated against COVID-19. State and local governments will be able to access a $350bn (£250bn) coronavirus aid fund to pay for the incentives, the US Treasury has promised. Federal workers and onsite contractors will also
In this article COST-GB This photo, from 2019, shows a Scania cargo e-truck being powered by overhead electrical power lines on the A5 autobahn in Germany. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.K.’s Department of Transport has commissioned a consortium to look into the viability of using overhead wires to power long-distance trucks.
1:15 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — It took longer than expected, but the New York Jets and quarterback Zach Wilson agreed to terms Thursday on his rookie contract, sources told ESPN. The first-round pick and presumptive starter, who missed two days of practice as the two sides haggled over technicalities in the contract language,
A person looking at a smartphone with the projected Robinhood price shares in Los Angeles, July 27, 2021. Chris Delmas | AFP | Getty Images Shares of Robinhood slipped as much as 10% during its Nasdaq debut on Thursday, after pricing shares at the low end of the IPO range. The online brokerage last traded
A number of Conservative MPs have told Sky News they do not think the government will follow through and actually introduce domestic vaccine passports. The prospect of people having to prove their COVID-19 status to access a range of venues has been raised in recent weeks. Boris Johnson has already said that individuals will need
Unvaccinated expectant mothers are at greater risk from the Delta variant, with both mother and unborn baby at particular danger of becoming severely ill from COVID-19. There has been a worrying rise in the number of unvaccinated women being admitted to hospital with severe COVID-19, according to new data published by the University of Oxford.
Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker will leave the long-running TV show next year, the BBC has said. The 39-year-old British actress became the first woman to take on the title role in 2017, taking over from Peter Capaldi. She will appear in the show’s next series later this year, before making her exit in a
Last quarter, Tesla installed 85 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar power across the United States. That’s up from a mere 26 MW in Q2 2020. Of course, Q2 2020 was plagued by the covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns. (Bad pun somewhat intended.) Nonetheless, a more than tripling of solar power installations is a big step
The US economy has recovered to surpass its pre-pandemic peak according to official figures – though growth was slower than expected in the latest quarter. Robust consumer spending fuelled by vaccinations and government stimulus helped gross domestic product (GDP) grow at an annualised rate of 6.5% in the April-June period, according to the bureau of
The number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the UK has risen for the second day in a row following seven days of falls, government data shows. 31,117 infections have been reported in the latest 24-hour period, along with 85 further deaths. The figures compare with 27,734 cases and 91 deaths announced yesterday. Last Thursday,
The 2020 Summer Olympics is currently underway in Tokyo, Japan, and NASA has posted a stunning night view of Tokyo city on Instagram, taken from the International Space Station (ISS). The picture shows the city in all its glory as the games unfolded. In its post, NASA wrote, “The Olympic games light up the night”,
The trailer for King Richard has been released, offering a first look at Will Smith as the father of tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams. The film is based on the true story of the Williams sisters‘ rise to stardom, told from the perspective of their father Richard. It will show how Williams raised his
Hundreds of military personnel have been called up to help enforce a COVID lockdown in Australia’s biggest city. Sydney has remained under stay-at-home orders since late June as the country – which has largely kept infections under control during the pandemic – struggles to contain an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant. Live COVID
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In this article SGRE-ES Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Low-carbon hydrogen isn’t “cost competitive with other energy supplies in most applications and locations” and the situation is unlikely to change unless there’s “significant support to bridge the price gap,” according to the World Energy Council. Published Tuesday, the analysis – which was put
A tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaska Peninsula. Alerts have been issued for the US state, as well as the Peninsula and Pacific coastal areas from Hinchinbrook Entrance to Unimak Pass, and the territory of Guam. The quake struck at 10.15pm on Wednesday local time,