Sky-high diesel prices squeeze truckers, farmers, consumers
NEW YORK (AP) — When long-haul trucker Deb LaBree sets out on the road to deliver pharmaceuticals, she has strategies to hold down costs.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Brittany Force tops qualifying at NHRA Mile-High Nationals
Brittany Force took the No. 1 spot in the final Top Fuel qualifying session Saturday in the NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Force had a 3.758-second run at 325.61 mph at Thunder Mountain for her fourth No. 1 qualifier of the season and 36th overall. Matt Hagan topped the Funny Car field, Aaron Stanfield was fastest in Pro Stock and Matt Smith led in Pro Stock Motorcycle.news.yahoo.com
Cheniere and Shell oil tankers change course to avoid Suez Canal as ships divert routes
In this article BG.SPIPSARDSA-GBLNG26 March 2021, Egypt, Suez: A boy observes two tugboats taking part in the refloating operation carried out to free the "Ever Given". For Europe-bound ships coming from Asia, going around Africa instead of through the canal can add up to seven days to a ship's journey, he said. Both tankers changed course in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean before diverting to go around the Cape. "The vast majority of U.S. crude exports avoid the Suez Canal, heading either to Europe or around the Cape of Good Hope to Asia instead," Smith explained. ClipperData shows the number of fully loaded fuel tankers waiting off Port Said as well as the US Gulf Coast.cnbc.com
WATCH: Rare orca sighting off Galveston coast goes viral
Guests aboard the "New Buccaneers" party boat on Galveston Bay encountered a pod of Orcas swimming away from the boat. GALVESTON, Texas – No, it’s not Sea World, but a group of fishing enthusiasts had an “once in a lifetime” adventure after a pod of orcas rode along with them on a boat. Posted by Galveston Party Boats, Inc. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021Harderman added he thought the orcas were a mix of pilot and killer whales, but many of them were identified as juvenile orcas. AdThe Facebook video posted on the Galveston Party Boats page quickly went viral Thursday, capturing attention nationwide. Orcas such as the species captured on the viral video are known to be endangered, according to NOAA Fisheries.
Critics speak out on Tokyo Olympic costs, pandemic, fairness
(AP Photo/Stephen Wade)TOKYO – Three-time Olympic champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura wants the postponed Tokyo Olympics to happen next year. “Unfortunately, 80% of the Japanese don’t believe that the Tokyo Olympics can take place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Uchimura said after a one-day exhibition gymnastics meet last weekend. Organizers say they can hold the Games, vaccine or no vaccine. Incoming travel has been mostly halted, but it's sure to change for Olympic athletes and staff. Olympic finances say the Games must go on — particularly on television, which pays most of the bills.
Americans returning home after quarantine and Tokyo dining enthralled Twitter
TOKYO (Reuters) - An American couple whose cruise ship quarantine and Tokyo dining became a Twitter phenomenon are finally on their way home. Smiths Twitter account was one of the best glimpses into life aboard the stricken cruise liner. When the couple were let off on Feb. 20, they sequestered themselves in a Tokyo hotel. The couple are returning home soon, though the exact date is private, Smith said, drawing a close to their surreal holiday. Weve enjoyed the hospitality of the Japanese and the facility that allowed us to stay here, Smith said.feeds.reuters.com
The Crown Announces Return for Season 3 With a Video Teasing Olivia Colman's Steely Queen
Netflix announced on Monday that season three will make its "royal debut" on Sunday, Nov. 17 with a brief video announcement showing Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. The anticipated new season will span from 1964 to 1977 as Colman takes over the main role of Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy, who portrayed a younger version of her in the first two seasons. Menzies, meanwhile, replaces Matt Smith, who originated the role as the Duke of Edinburgh. The actors will portray their respective royals for season three and four, which will also introduce Emma Corrin as Lady Diana Spencer. RELATED CONTENT:Olivia Colman Looks Just Like Queen Elizabeth in New Photo From 'The Crown'First Look at Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in 'The Crown''The Crown' Finally Casts Its Princess Diana