What’s on TV, June 26-30: Westworld, more

Ariana DeBose and Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld; Steve Martin and Martin Shortin Only Murders In The Buildingphoto: John Johnson/HBO; Barbara Nitke/Hulu Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, June 26 to Thursday, June 30. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekend edition of … Read more

COVID-clingers still want Broadwaygoers to go through Rikers-like procedures

Earlier this year, I described the nightmare that audiences are being put through on Broadway. In the name of protecting the cast and other audience members, paying members of the public are put through Rikers Island-like procedures. We get shouted at on the way through the doors, ordered into lines, vaccine and identification papers rudely … Read more

Russia declares gas war on EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing hardball with the European Union — cutting off gas deliveries to some of Russia’s best customers in a howl at the sanctions imposed after invading Ukraine. It’s putting enormous political pressure on governments, threatens to leave Europeans freezing if this winter is … Read more

Russia puts the gas squeeze on France and Italy – POLITICO

Russia’s Gazprom has cut gas deliveries to France and Italy, just days after their leaders were in Kyiv to formally back Ukraine’s bid to join the EU. That’s raising alarm that a slowdown in deliveries could derail EU efforts to build up supplies ahead of next winter and protect the bloc from Russian energy blackmail. … Read more

Explosion at Texas terminal injects uncertainty into global energy market

Last week’s explosion at Texas natural gas terminal Freeport LNG has injected further chaos into international energy markets as the US has stepped up to replace Russian gas exports to Europe. Experts said Friday that while the facility is offline, it will likely keep about 1.33 billion cubic feet (bcf) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) … Read more

Several factors are converging to push gas prices higher

DALLAS (AP) — There is little evidence that gasoline prices, which hit a record $5 a gallon on Saturday, will drop anytime soon. Rising prices at the pump are a key driver in the highest inflation that Americans have seen in 40 years. Everyone seems to have a favorite villain for the high cost of … Read more

Golf: Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter involved in awkward exchange over Saudi-backed LIV series

Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter were forced to awkwardly bat away questions about their involvement in the Saudi-backed LIV series on Wednesday after being asked if they would compete in a tournament run by Vladimir Putin. The breakaway tour has sent shockwaves through the game after snapping up some of the sport’s top talent for … Read more

Russia starts cutting off the gas to the Netherlands after its government refused to pay in rubles

Russia’s Gazprom will halt gas supplies to the Netherlands’ partly state-owned energy firm GasTerra on Tuesday after it refused to pay in rubles following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Dutch company said. Meanwhile, Danish energy company Orsted warned on Monday that Russia could cut gas supplies to Denmark for the reason, but allayed the … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, May 16

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Dow set to open slightly higher after 7 straight weeks of selling Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, May 13, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters US … Read more

Chelsea announce cryptocurrency firm WhaleFin as new shirt sleeve sponsors in £20m-a-year deal

Chelsea strike a double-your-money sleeve sponsor deal, with cryptocurrency firm WhaleFin paying £20m per year in the first new partnership of the Todd Boehly era… and Three could be next to be replaced on their kits Chelsea have confirmed WhaleFin as their new shirt sleeve sponsors next season The cryptocurrency group are replacing Korean company … Read more