You’re Not Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: If you want to predict future economic trends, there are few better places to look than at the shipping companies that move products around the world. Hence, this is notable. Shipping giant Maersk warns of dark clouds on the horizon.

+ Unswerving Irving: Kyrie Irving Accepts Responsibility for Post’s Impact, but Doesn’t Apologize. So Jewish Nets fans shouldn’t apologize for not attending games or buying merch. We can’t allow our public discourse to be hijacked by imbeciles who think the world is flat.

+ The Inside Dope: The last few civil suits against opioid dealers have been settled. Bottom line: The companies responsible for the $1.5 trillion-a-year US opioid crisis will pay a total of $53 billion for it.

+ PV Sea: “The biggest animals on Earth are forced to consume up to 10,000 of the tiniest man-made pollutants on a daily basis, a number far higher than previously thought.” California study reveals whales eat up to 10 million microplastics a day.

+ Un Cool: “Alarms blared from cellphones, radios and public speakers and fishermen hurried back to shore in northern Japan on Thursday after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile above its eastern waters, adding to a recent barrage of provocative weapons demonstrations that officials say may culminate with a nuclear test in coming weeks.” Someone is trying to get the world’s attention.

+ No No: “Cristian Javier’s parents, Trinidad Mieses and Cecilio Javier, flew from the Dominican Republic to Philadelphia and sat in his hotel room late Tuesday night, in the buildup to the biggest outing of his life … ‘Let’s try to stay positive,’ Javier recalled hearing from his mother and father. ‘God willing, you’ll throw a no-hitter.'” Javier, bullpen combine on no-hitter as Astros tie Series.

+ A Can’t Miss Relationship: “Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentín met at the 2020 Miss Grand International competition in Thailand, where they represented Argentina and Puerto Rico, respectively. After making it to the pageant top 10, the two beauty queens appeared to remain close friends on social media. What fans didn’t know is they were secretly dating the whole time.” Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico reveal that they’re married.