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For Isalys Quinones, achieving the Olympic dream meant balancing passions

SAITAMA, Japan — Isalys Quinones had a choice. She could chase her professional basketball dream, to be like her favorite players Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker, or work toward a career as an environmental engineer.She had signed a contract to play professionally in Greece but three weeks later, the pandemic shut down her league. She went back to Chula Vista, to her parents’ home and tried to figure it out — basketball or work.“So, I was doing a little bit of both,” Quinones said. Months later, things haven’t changed with…

What do laundry symbols mean? A guide to all care labels

It’s happened to most of us: we’ve had to wash a brand new item of clothing, only to be perplexed by the laundry symbols on the tag. It’s a horrible feeling when you set the temperature and program on your washing machine and simply hope for the best. If you have only a basic understanding of laundry symbols — or if you simply need a refresher — we’ve pulled a guide together to finally put this issue to bed. Here’s everything you need to know about laundry symbols and what they mean.Washing Symbols(Image credit:…

Tokyo Olympics: Congratulations pour in for bronze winner PV Sindhu; PM Modi calls her ‘India’s pride’

Bronze medalist Pusarla V. Sindhu celebrates during the medal ceremony for women's singles Badminton match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo)Tokyo Olympics: Congratulations poured in from all quarter for ace badminton player P V Sindhu after she won bronze in the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Sindhu as India’s pride. He tweeted, “We are all elated by the stellar performance by P V Sindhu. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze at @Tokyo2020. She is India’s pride and…

Inflation Is Hot Now, but Investors Are Betting That Won’t Last

Investors are betting the inflationary streak that has sent prices of everything from used cars to lumber soaring will fade in the coming years, a reassuring sign for markets struggling to find direction. Few issues have vexed money managers more this year than inflation. As the global economy has regained its footing, prices for goods and services have risen—in many cases far faster than economists had anticipated. Labor shortages and supply-chain disruptions snarling the global shipping industry have…

Anushka Sharma’s black English holiday look is super affordable at ₹300

Anushka Sharma is living it up in England and is treating fans to happy glimpses of her family holiday along with husband, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and their daughter, Vamika. Not too long ago, Anushka posted an image of herself along with her co-travellers including Athiya Shetty, KL Rahul, Rajal Arora, Ishant Sharma, Tanya Wadwa, Umesh Yaadav from Durham. And early on Sunday, Anushka posted images of herself, beaming as she pranced around in the lanes of picturesque English town, Nottingham.In the images, Anushka can be…

Study Shows Why People Are Hesitant Towards Vaccination?

The arguments were collected during a conference, where people opposing the vaccination presented their stand on the subject. ‘Anti-vaccination leaders are better informed about vaccines than physicians, and that it is rather the former that act in the public interest.’ Curiously, even though they often reported their stance to be founded in their own or observed negative experience with vaccines, when asked about their reasoning, they were rather vague in their explanations. Many reported that they didn't remember the…

Charging Your Electric Car While Driving? Indiana May Soon Make It a Reality

It was over a decade ago that scientists in South Korea first explored the concept of roads that charged your cars and buses while you drove. And now, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) in the US — in collaboration with Purdue University — has come up with an idea to develop what's going to be the world's first wireless-charging concrete pavement highway segment. The project will make use of innovative magnetisable concrete that was developed by German startup Magment. It enables wireless charging of electric…

A PGA Star Wins Gold in Golf, an Event Unmoored From the Games

KAWAGOE, Japan — There were few clues that the Olympic men’s golf tournament had anything in common with the 32 other sports at the Tokyo Summer Games.Among them were the tee markers in the shape of Olympics rings, the peculiar need to hold a tiebreaker for third place (clumsily, among seven golfers) and the shiny gold medal hanging from the neck of Xander Schauffele of the United States.Beyond that, strolling around the quiet and sweltering grounds of a suburban Japanese country club, it might have been confused for a…

How to Recognize a Toxic Employee and the 3-Step Process for Addressing Them

The tips in this article will help you determine whether terminating or retaining a toxic employee is the right choice. August 1, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As a business owner, you want to mold your workers into a dream team. Ideally, they will work together enthusiastically and give a rock star performance. But sometimes you may…

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: ‘It’s shallow to overlook the purity of breastfeeding and shame a mother’

There still exist a lot of prejudices when it comes to breastfeeding. As we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, young mothers talk about the need for why we need a major shift in the thought process in the society. They also share how it is time that women empower each other, spread awareness while also calling out every person who shames young mothers on social media for breastfeeding their child. Ekta Kaul (mother to one-year-old son, Ved)Breastfeeding is a biological norm and it’s sad when people make it vulgar. I don’t…

Mayo Clinic #1 for Endo; Tesomet an Orphan Drug; High Deductible, Low Tx Adherence

The Mayo Clinic nabbed U.S. News & World Report's top spot on the latest list of best adult diabetes and endocrinology hospitals. The number two and three spots went to Massachusetts General Hospital and UCLA Medical Center, respectively. The investigational hypothalamic obesity treatment Tesomet -- a combination of tesofensine and metoprolol -- was granted orphan drug designation by the FDA, Saniona announced this week.…

India beat Great Britain 3-1 to enter semis of Olympics men’s hockey after 49 years | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: The Indian men's hockey team defeated Great Britain 3-1 in a quarterfinal match to qualify for the semifinals of the Olympics Games after 49 years on Sunday. India scored three field goals through Dilpreet Singh (7th minute), Gurjant Singh (16th) and Hardik Singh (57th) to seal the win for the eight-time Olympic champions. Alexa, please play Chak De India 🇮🇳🎶#IndiaKaGame #HaiTayyar #Tokyo2020 #TeamIndia #TokyoTogether… https://t.co/SoT9CuaDK7— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) 1627825160000The lone goal for Great Britain…

MacBook M1 screens are reportedly cracking without warning

Multiple reports have emerged suggesting that both the MacBook Pro M1 and MacBook Air M1's screens could be fragile enough to crack under normal use.Discussion threads have popped up on both Reddit and Apple’s own support community, with multiple accounts outlining similar cases. After closing their laptops, owners reported reopening them later to be greeted by cracks, black lines and discoloration on their panels.  “My 17yr old daughter was at her desk, working on her MacBook Pro (M1 display) and shut it to take a break,”…

India rejoice at shuttler Sindhu’s second Olympic medal

The country rejoiced at badminton ace P.V. Sindhu winning her second Olympic medal with the sports fraternity hailing her feat. Sindhu on Sunday became only the second Indian and first woman to win two Olympic medals, securing a bronze after a straight-game win over world no.9 He Bing Jiao of China in the women's singles third-place play-off in Tokyo. "P.V. Sindhu becomes the first Indian woman to win medals in two Olympic games. She has set a new yardstick of consistency, dedication and excellence. My heartiest…