No matter what the weather on your side of the world, the second week of May is sure to be a reprieve in an otherwise stormy season. The new moon in Taurus on the 11th cups the dark waters of April’s full moon in Scorpio and transforms them with a bright sliver of possibility. This lunation is uninterested in complications and determined to find pleasure wherever pleasure is on offer. Pleasure, here, can be as hedonistic as a night-in with a new date and an array of libations. Or, it can be the simple relief of carving out time and space to direct all your attention toward an activity that gives you a sense of purpose. Jupiter shifts into Pisces for the time being, encouraging the dreamers inside each and every one of us to rise up and claim more space in the mundane world.
The air is buzzing with potential, bolstered by Saturn’s trine to Mercury on the 12th which is sure to usher in a great deal of clarity to all prospects and soften the Mercury retrograde shadow that starts to creep in on the 14th. The reins loosen and the ropes are allowed to hang slack, a gift of increased freedom and individual responsibility. Here, we are called to rely less on authorities who don’t always have our best interests in mind and temper ourselves for the sake of our communities. We are tasked with holding reverence for both our individual joy and our collective agreements.
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Men's defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will face British teenage wildcard Jack Draper in his opening match but Simona Halep, the women's winner at the last championships in 2019, will not open feature after withdrawing on Friday. World number one Djokovic is halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam after winning the Australian and French Open titles this year, taking his overall tally to 19 majors. Draper, 19, will be making his Grand Slam main draw debut.
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock faced more questions about his judgment on Friday after pictures of him kissing and embracing his top aide, a friend hired last year, were splashed on the front page of the Sun newspaper. Hancock, who has been under fire for his handling of the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, was found in February to have acted unlawfully by not revealing details of contracts signed during the health crisis. The opposition Labour Party, which had accused the government of "cronyism" in awarding millions of pounds of contracts related to the pandemic, said Friday's report needed to be looked into.
Banknote printer De La Rue could be sold to one of its rivals after its biggest shareholder began planning a sale of its stake. Activist investor Crystal Amber bought into the company when it was on its knees two years ago and agitated for a change in management, going on to lead a £100 million fundraiser. If one of the rivals bought Crystal Amber’s shares, it would be seen as a likely precursor to an outright takeover, although sources said they could simply retain it as a strategic holding.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister on Friday granted his approval for financing fuel imports at a rate higher than the official exchange rate, effectively reducing critical fuel subsidies amid worsening gasoline shortages. The decision is likely to sharply increase the price of gasoline - but is expected to temporarily ease the shortage crisis in the country. Lebanon is going through an unprecedented economic and financial collapse coupled with a dangerous political crisis. The dev
UEFA did not give details of the incidents at the match, which was played in Munich on Wednesday. UEFA said in a statement https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/disciplinary/updates/026a-129a483304be-157489b9bc50-1000--uefa-ethics-and-disciplinary-inspector-appointed that it had appointed an ethics and disciplinary inspector to investigate the matter. Germany set up a last-16 clash with England after a late goal from Leon Goretzka salvaged a draw for the four-times world champions, while the Hungarians were knocked out.
Scientists made the eye-opening discovery after studying pieces of fossilised bone dug up at a site used by a cement plant in central Israel. Findings reveal the species lived alongside Homo sapiens for more than 100,000 years and may have even interbred. The breakthrough could force a rethink of parts of the human family tree, according to researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Domestic & General, the warranties group that employs around 2500 staff in the UK, has joined the list of businesses embracing flexible working on a permanent basis. Pre-pandemic the company had most of its 500-strong London team in the Wimbledon HQ five days a week. When the office reopens from July 26 it is envisaged around two-three days a week will be spent there going forward, with remote working for the remainder of the week.
Another vacant home in Baltimore City topples to the ground. Crews are clearing debris from a partial building collapse in west Baltimore. No one was hurt but residents said it could've been prevented.