By Tieu Tan – Translated by Kim Khanh
Four astronauts returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station early on Sunday in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, parachuting to splash-down in the Gulf of Mexico, NASA said.
Their return marked the end of the first crew rotation mission to the station by the Crew Dragon spacecraft, developed in partnership between NASA and Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX, the agency said in a statement.
The crew – NASA’s Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi – had launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 15, propelled by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
The capsule, dubbed Resilience by the crew, splashed down in darkness off the coast of Panama City, Florida.
The mission was part of NASA’s fledgling public-private partnership with SpaceX, the rocket company founded in 2002 by Musk, who is also CEO of electric car maker Tesla Inc.
Inter are 13 points clear in first place with four games remaining, and their triumph ends a run of nine consecutive title wins for Juventus.
* Two late goals from Cristiano Ronaldo earned Juventus a 2-1 comeback win against Udinese on Sunday to give the Turin club a precious three points in the Serie A top-four race. Juve climbed into third place on 69 points, level with Atalanta in second and AC Milan in fourth, but two points ahead of fifth-placed Napoli.
* Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a quick-fire comeback to win 3-2 at Valencia on Sunday and keep the pressure on La Liga title rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
* Gareth Bale’s stunning hat-trick earned Tottenham Hotspur a 4-0 win over relegated Sheffield United to keep them in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Premier League on Sunday (May 2).
* Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored either side of halftime as Arsenal cruised to a 2-0 away victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday (May 2).
* Ten-man Olympique Lyonnais revived their Champions League hopes while almost ending Monaco’s Ligue 1 title dreams as substitute Rayan Cherki earned them a last-gasp 3-2 win in the principality on Sunday.
* Sam Burns outdueled fellow American Keegan Bradley over the back nine on Sunday (May 2) to win the Valspar Championship and capture his first US PGA Tour title. Burns fired a final-round three-under par 68 to finish 72 holes on 17-under 267 and defeat Bradley by three strokes at Innisbrook resort’s Copperhead course in Palm Harbor, Florida.
* Every Roland Garros court will be allowed to be 35% full with a limit of 1,000 spectators at the beginning of the French Open amid an easing of COVID-19 restrictions, National Education, Youth and Sports minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on Sunday. The limit will be raised to 65% – 5,000 fans – starting Jun 9 when the claycourt Grand Slam quarter-finals get underway, Blanquer told France 3 TV channel.
* Dutch winger Lieke Martens struck twice in the first half as Barcelona beat Paris St Germain 2-1 in the second leg of their Women’s Champions League semi-final to go through with a 3-2 aggregate victory.
* Ducati’s Jack Miller edged out team mate Francesco Bagnaia to claim his first MotoGP win in five years at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez on Sunday.
* Manchester United’s Premier League match against Liverpool was postponed on Sunday (May 2) after United fans forced their way into the stadium and stormed the Old Trafford pitch to protest against the club’s owners – the Glazer family.
* Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday (May 2) to stretch his Formula One lead over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to eight points after three races.
* Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili won his fifth career title and second of 2021 on Sunday when he defeated Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in the Munich clay court final. World number 35 Basilashvili, 29, triumphed 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) against 31-year-old Struff who was playing in his first final.
* Slavia Prague secured their third Czech league crown in a row on Sunday with five matches to spare, capping a dominant season that delivered the club their 21st title overall. Slavia have 75 points, with Jablonec second on 62 having a played a game more, while Sparta are third on 59.
By Thu Huong – Translated by Kim Khanh
The morning of May 6 saw Khanh Van livestream with fans and talk with beauty website Sash Factor. She expressed her great appreciation for the experience with many experts giving her plenty of hope of winning this year’s pageant.
In terms of Sash Factor’s seventh leaderboard, the local beauty was followed by the entrants from Colombia and Puerto Rico.
The other contestants to make the Top 20 include the entrants from Peru, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, India, and Brazil.
Khanh Van, the winner of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019, is currently representing the nation at Miss Universe 2021, the 69th version of the event. She departed from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 2, bringing with her 15 separate pieces of luggage for the competition.
Khanh Van began her first activity at the pageant in Florida, the United States, on May 6, with the grand final scheduled to get underway on May 16.
Fans will be given the chance to participate in a vote conducted by the Miss Universe pageant which is due to run until May 15. The winner of the vote will subsequently progress to be among the competition’s 21 finalists.
Furthermore, global beauty website Missosology recently ranked the Vietnamese representative at 21st among the hot picks at the Miss Universe pageant.
Three Vietnamese residents have been found cheating over 7,000 victims in all 50 US states into buying sale products that became scarce during the pandemic for nearly US1 million.
US and Vietnamese authorities have partnered on an investigation for fraud related to the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to the arrests of three suspects, the US embassy has said in a statement.
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The investigation originated in Tampa, Florida, in March, and the Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) under the US Department of Homeland Security’s forwarded information to the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security (MPS). In response to information provided by HSI, Vietnamese authorities conducted their own investigation and arrested three defendants.