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Lewis Hamilton: US sporting culture big enough to support multiple Formula 1 races
Chris MedlandRACERLewis Hamilton says the United States Grand Prix alone is not enough for Formula 1 to fully tap into America’s sporting culture. Austin, Texas has been the home of Formula 1 in the U.S. since 2012, but next year the number of F1 races is set to grow with the addition of the Miami Grand Prix. "I think definitely we need to have at least two, but there are so many great cities to have a grand prix. “The place that I really feel is dear to my heart and most important for me is to get a race back in South Africa,” Hamilton said. I think it would be great to be able to highlight just how beautiful the motherland is."
Why is fentanyl so dangerous? The illicit drug has ruined lives during COVID pandemic
"Fentanyl is taking over the illicit market," Dr. Nora Volkow, director of NIDA, told USA TODAY. "Drug dealers are maximizing their profits by lacing or contaminating drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine with fentanyl," Volkow said. The increase was consistent with larger quantities of fentanyl being manufactured and positive fentanyl toxicology drug tests administered during COVID-19 the pandemic. "The use of strip can be very useful because many people taking stimulants do not seek out fentanyl," Volkow said. To people who may be considering experimenting with drugs, Volkow said highlighting the devastation of addiction is key.
Halloween safety guide: Illustrated tips for parents, trick-or-treaters amid COVID pandemic
Or, buy a Halloween-themed face mask or decorate one with a spooky theme. Costume masks are not substitutes for protective face masks. The CDC suggests having a candy scavenger hunt in your home or yard. Here's a downloadable Halloween scavenger hunt list geared to kids who need a more adventurous hunt. Download: Halloween scavenger hunt listAnother fun way for children to get their candy at home is to have a piñata as the ending to a spooktacular Halloween.
'Dune': David Lynch's 1984 version is a better ride than the new one
The following contains light spoilers for the new "Dune" so beware if you want to go in cold. David Lynch, who directed the ’84 version, has called his film “a total failure.” Which is a little harsh. Review:Sci-fi epic 'Dune' is a mixed bag of eye-popping sci-fi, lackluster storytellingVilleneuve’s “Dune” is a hugely ambitious work that touches on religion, gender dynamics and colonialism; Lynch’s “Dune” is crazypants and kind of a campy hoot. Kyle MacLachlan rides a sandwormIf Villeneuve gets to do another “Dune” and finish off his epic, we will probably see Chalamet ride a massive sandworm. (Toto and Brian Eno fueled the soundtrack for Lynch’s “Dune,” so that’s another win in its column.)
From Facebook friend to romance scammer: Older Americans increasingly targeted amid COVID pandemic
And that's just the tip of the iceberg, says the Federal Trade Commission, because many victims of romance scams are embarrassed to come forward. Romance scammers typically create fake profiles on dating sites and apps such as Ashley Madison, Grindr, Match and Tinder. The FBI has seen an increase in crimes where the romance scammer seeks to help you invest in or trade cryptocurrency. The Senate Aging Committee has a report on scams targeting seniors including romance scams on its website. If you think you may be dealing with a romance scammer stop communicating with them immediately.
Opinion | Queen Elizabeth May Be the Last Global Monarch
Yet Queen Elizabeth has remained true to the “very simple” vow she made as a 21-year-old princess. In the process, she has become the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, and if she is still on the throne on May 27, 2024, she will surpass Louis XIV of France, as the longest-reigning European monarch ever. That is the only point of comparison between Elizabeth II and the flamboyant Sun King, who took care to have his absolute rule glorified in lavish paintings and palaces. In her Christmas broadcast in 1966, the queen explicitly addressed the constraints women confront around the world. Comments like that and shows like “The Crown” may give people a sense that they know Queen Elizabeth.
Rape on Philadelphia train echoes NYC’s notorious Kitty Genovese murder
Last week, a woman was raped on a train in Philadelphia, and bystanders reportedly stood by and watched, without intervening. The Genovese rape and murder in New York was not big news initially. AP/New York State Department of Corrections and Community SupervisionThe Philadelphia rape has made national headlines. (The actual rape occurred just outside of the city limits, though the victim and defendant spent most of their train ride in Philadelphia.) The woman raped in Philadelphia was not killed, thank goodness, though the bystander response, if accurately characterized, was nonetheless disgraceful.
Journalist Drew Magary’s memoir reveals night that changed his life forever
The 42-year-old sports website writer was a happily married father of three with a busy life and plenty to be thankful for. After the show, he and the rest of the Deadspin team headed to a nearby karaoke bar for more revelry. On my way to the ground, I fractured the temporal bone in my skull because, once again, I had no way to brace myself for the impact. This was the first bone I had ever broken in my life, and I picked a f–king doozy. The temporal bone is the hardest bone in the human body.
Why dogs might actually be better off without humans
That’s the question posed by bioethicist Jessica Pierce and evolutionary biologist Marc Bekoff in their new book, “A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World without Humans” (Princeton University Press), out Tuesday. Although just 471 million of those dogs are pets, humans spent a record $103.6 billion on their care in 2020, according to the American Pet Products Association. “People often bring dogs with them to parts of the world where dogs otherwise would not live,” write Pierce and Bekoff. After centuries of living among humans, dogs have become keen observers of human behavior. Without humans, dogs would be “freed from the constraints of being square pegs forced into round holes, of being dogs expected to live and act like furry people.”
Opinion | Health Care Employment Is Rising. Is That a Good Thing?
“Health care is one of our biggest employers,” says Sue Clair, who has a real estate development company in the county seat, Jackson. When the local economy falters, total employment dwindles, and the need for health care services increases, both of which push counties upward on the list. Many economists view rising health care employment nationally as a mixed blessing. “Every person employed in health care is one less person available to work in other industries,” David Cutler, a health care economist at Harvard University, wrote in a 2018 article for The JAMA Forum, a publication of the American Medical Association. “Thus, people should work in health care only if the extra care is more valuable than the output would be in some other industry.”
Woman who handled weapons on Alec Baldwin set ‘nervous’ about ability
The Hollywood armorer who tended to the deadly weapon used by Alec Baldwin on the set of “Rust” had expressed doubts about her skills and ability to load prop guns. “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness,” Baldwin said on social media after the deadly shooting. Hannah Reed was reportedly the woman responsible for handling weapons on the set of Alec Baldwin’s “Rust.”Loading prop guns was “the scariest” part of the process, Reed said, saying her dad helped show her how. Her father, Thell Reed, is a legendary armorer in Hollywood circles who got his start from Gene Autry, according to his IMDB profile. “Before long, Hollywood came looking for Thell to share his skills and coach the biggest names in the business,” the profile reads.
Cincinnati vs. Navy prediction: Bearcats will cover big number
2 this week, the Bearcats can’t feel confident an undefeated season will be enough to be accepted into sport’s most exclusive country club. Being unbeaten wasn’t enough last year, when the Bearcats finished the regular season ranked sixth, behind three one-loss teams. A two-loss Alabama — or Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Michigan, Penn State, etc., with one defeat — would be similarly difficult to leap. Cincinnati’s best win (Notre Dame) and top remaining opponent (SMU) are likely to combine for zero wins against ranked teams. But after beating a pair of last-place Big Ten teams by a total of 10 points, Michigan won’t look past another overmatched opponent.
Christian Dior’s sister was a WWII hero — and famous scent’s inspiration
That scent was the designer’s debut perfume, Miss Dior — named after his little sister, Catherine, sitting in the audience that day. Catherine Dior preferred life in the garden to fashion shows. “She was the captain of her own soul.”Ginette Marie Catherine Dior was born in 1917, the youngest of five children of a prosperous Normandy family. AFP via Getty Images“My brother loved designing costumes,” Catherine later told Dior biographer Marie-France Pochna, about these early years in Paris. From left: Hervé, Catherine, Christian and Marthe after Catherine was freed from a concentration camp in 1945.
‘Hopping’ mad: Maskless officer jumps subway turnstile, igniting critics
“Somebody call the cops.”A group of maskless police officers are seen entering through a subway station’s emergency exit in a viral video on TikTok’s @newyorkshenanigans. The video, previously posted by Instagram’s @babywithamcdouble, shows one officer hopping a turnstile before letting two other cops in. The MTA provides “free access” to the subway for all NYPD members “whether on or off duty.”Maskless NYPD officers were seen jumping the turnstile in a viral TikTok. All transit riders are required to wear face coverings per federal law, and the NYPD requires officers wear masks as well. The video’s popularity came during the same week as another viral video of maskless cops pushing a man out of a subway station in Manhattan.
Ahead of Jan. 6, Willard hotel in downtown D.C. was a Trump team ‘command center’ for effort to deny Biden the presidency
“All we are demanding of Vice President Pence is this afternoon at one o’clock he let the legislatures of the states look into this so that we get to the bottom of it and the American people know whether we have control of the direction of our government or not!” Eastman told the crowd gathered at the Ellipse on Jan. 6. “We no longer live in a self-governing republic if we can’t get the answer to this question!”
How Nic Claxton could unlock a new side of the Nets’ identity
With the exception of getting Kyrie Irving his COVID-19 shot, the Nets may not have a more important item at the top of their to-do list for the start of the season than getting Nic Claxton in shape. And for the young big man, better conditioning spells better play. “I don’t think we should ever lean on outscoring teams,” Claxton said. “Obviously, scoring won’t be an issue, but we really need to buckle down on our defensive principles. That just starts with everybody on the floor communicating.
Lakers’ Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard scuffle on bench during ugly loss to Suns
“I don’t think there’s a lot of frustration,” James said. “I really don’t. There’s moments of frustration because you want to be better. That can get overblown when you lose a game, have some [technical fouls] here and you see some altercations. If you don’t get mad at certain things out on the floor, that you think you should have done better, what are we here for?
Gurianov's overtime goal pushes Stars past Kings 3-2
Of the Stars’ three wins, two came in overtime and one in a shootout. Miro Heiskanan played 29:07 and had a goal and two assists, giving the fourth-year defenseman 100 career points. Heiskanen’s goal came at 10:58 of the third period, seconds after a 5-on-3 expired. The Stars’ play following regulation through five games is vastly different from last season. NOTESThe Kings went 1 for 6 on the power play, the Stars 2 for 5.
Jokic posts 32 points, 16 boards; Nuggets top Spurs 102-96
He had 32 points, 16 rebounds and overcame six turnovers to lead the Nuggets past the San Antonio Spurs 102-96. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM"He’s a really spectacular, interesting, different player," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 27 points, two shy of his career high, and Derrick White had 16 points. San Antonio has evolved into an ensemble team without a standout offensive star. ... Michael Porter Jr. scored just seven points and missed his first four 3-point attempts before draining one in transition.
Mary Vought: Virginia's Terry McAuliffe puts special interests between parents and their children
As both a Virginia resident and the mother of a child with a disability, I know how Terry McAuliffe turned his back on special needs parents, denying their children the educational opportunities they deserve. BIDEN TO CAMPAIGN WITH TERRY MCAULIFFE IN TOSS-UP VIRGINIA ELECTIONIn 2016, while serving as governor, McAuliffe vetoed legislation creating Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs) in Virginia. Over the past several years, ESAs have become a godsend for special needs parents. But special needs parents in Virginia can’t access them—because Terry McAuliffe stood in the way. That attitude epitomizes Terry McAuliffe’s approach to education in general: appeal to liberal special interests, while dismissing parents’ legitimate concerns.
Oilers beat Vegas 5-3, extend season-opening win streak to 5
The Edmonton Oilers are off to the second-best start in franchise history and don’t appear to be slowing down. Zack Kassian scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period and the Oilers beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3 on Friday night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMHardly, as the Oilers answered after trailing twice, and again when Vegas tied the game early in the third period. NOTES: Top pair D Alec Martinez was scratched from the Golden Knights lineup with a lower-body injury. Shortly before puck drop, per the NHL’s media site, the Golden Knights placed captain Mark Stone on injured reserve.
Ron, Clint Howard on acting with The Ramones in 'Rock 'n' Roll High School': 'They had their game face on'
Clint Howard is opening up in a big way about his time performing alongside the Ramones as a young Hollywood star. And even though 'Rock 'n' Roll High School' was a comedy, in a way I was keeping it pretty loose because my character, Eaglebauer, was this whimsical sort of wheeler-dealer character." 'HAPPY DAYS' ALUM RON HOWARD REVEALS WHO HE WOULD TAP TO PLAY RICHIE CUNNINGHAM IN A SERIES REVIVAL"Dad gave us a lot of discipline and a lot of respect for the process. "It aligns with what Clint was saying about the Ramones – nobody skates through this at the highest level. RON HOWARD REVEALS WHY ANXIETY OVER 'HAPPY DAYS' CHARACTER FONZIE LED TO HAIR LOSS: ‘I KEPT EVERYTHING INSIDE'In "The Boys," Clint Howard also peels back the curtain on how he found sobriety in his later years.
Matsuyama has 1-stroke, 3rd-round lead at Zozo Championship
Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama held on to a one-stroke lead at the PGA Tour's Zozo Championship on Saturday after a 2-under 68 which included a bogey on his last hole to make things interesting heading into the final round. Cameron Tringale, who also shot 68, trailed by three strokes going to the final hole Saturday but his birdie and Matsuyama's bogey reduced the lead to just one. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMSebastian Munoz (68), Brendan Steele (70) and Matt Wallace (70), were tied for third, four strokes behind Matsuyama. "I did something in my career that I haven’t done yet, was shank a shot," Morikawa said. Tokyo Olympic gold medal winner Xander Schauffele shot 68 and was at 2 over, 12 strokes behind, as was Rickie Fowler after a 71 Saturday.
Mitchell scores 27, Gobert leads late surge, Jazz beat Kings
Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points, Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 20 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 110-101 on Friday night. "They came out and swung and connected and connected but we continued to get up," Mitchell said. The final spurt for the Jazz came after the Kings went to a smaller, quicker lineup. Buddy Hield scored 24 points and went 6 of 15 from 3-point range, becoming the Kings’ franchise leader in 3s. Kings: Barnes, coming off a career-high 36 points against Portland, made his first two 3s and had eight points in the first quarter.
Minneapolis cop charged in high-speed crash that killed innocent motorist
A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash in July that killed an innocent motorist while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, prosecutors said Friday. Officer Cummings’ actions deviated from his oath and his negligence caused the death of Leneal Frazier," Freeman said. According to investigators, the driver of the stolen vehicle narrowly missed the Jeep before the squad car struck it on the driver’s side. Mayor Jacob Frey said after Frazier’s death that the city would review its police pursuit policy, and that review was still ongoing Friday. The criminal complaint said the stolen vehicle was suspected in thefts from businesses that involved "some limited use of force" but none involving weapons or resulted in injuries.
Brian Laundrie's lawyer sheds light on moment parents learn of possible remains
The attorney for now-deceased fugitive Brian Laundrie has shed new light on the moment when Laundrie's parents learned human remains had been discovered in the Florida park where authorities had been searching. BRIAN LAUNDRIE'S LAWYER: FBI HAS 'EVERYTHING THEY NEED' IN GABBY PETITO MURDER PROBEDuring their Wednesday morning search of the park, a Fox News Digital reporter watched as the Laundries huddled with the officer. Bertolino said the officer showed the Laundries an image of a backpack discovered in the area. The FBI’s Denver office announced Thursday that Brian Laundrie's remains were positively identified using dental records. There were no arrests or charges filed, but officers at the scene ordered Laundrie and Petito to spend the night apart.
US military launches 3 suborbital rockets in test of hypersonic technologies
The U.S. military launched three suborbital rockets this week from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. According to the Navy, the test demonstrated advanced hypersonic technologies, capabilities and prototype systems. In addition, the three precision sounding rocket launches contained hypersonic experiments including "CPS, AHPO, the Joint Hypersonic Transition Office, SNL, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory, MITRE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several defense contractors." NASA'S LUCY LAUNCHES TO TROJAN ASTEROIDSThe tests, the Navy noted, fill a "critical gap between ground testing and full system flight testing" during weapon system development, with launches allowing for "frequent and regular flight testing opportunities to support rapid maturation of offensive and defensive hypersonic technologies." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe launches were visible from the Chesapeake Bay region, the administration pointed out.
Dodgers' Scherzer scratched from Game 6 start vs Braves
The Los Angeles Dodgers say Max Scherzer will not start Game 6 of the NL Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. They did not say why Scherzer will not start and did not say which pitcher will take his place. Scratching Scherzer was first reported by the Los Angeles Times. He got his first career save on Oct 14 at San Francisco in Game 5 of the Division Series, throwing 13 pitches on two days' rest after throwing 110 pitches over seven innings during the Dodgers' 1-0 loss in Game 3. Scherzer started Game 2 at the Braves on Sunday and did not get a decision in Atlanta's 5-4 win, throwing 79 pitches over 4 1/3 innings.
Covid vaccine boosters are now available. Here's who's eligible for Pfizer, Moderna and J&J's shots
Nearly 100 million people nationwide are immediately eligible to receive Covid booster shots after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized extra doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's vaccines Thursday night. The agency's decision also enables fully immunized people to pair their boosters with doses from different manufacturers after research from the National Institutes of Health showed it was safe and effective to mix and match vaccines. Pfizer and BioNTech's boosters were widely cleared for use in the U.S. on Sept. 24. Some 11.6 million individuals across the country have already received their boosters, and the CDC's approvals opened them up to tens of millions of more people. Here is who's allowed to get the extra doses in the U.S. based on their first round of shots:
Wall street analysts say these are the best-of-breed stocks to bet on heading into earnings
Earnings season is ramping up in the week ahead and while the numbers are coming in much better than expected, there are lingering concerns about rising costs and supply chain issues. Analysts say investors should rest easy with these industry standouts.
Jones, Icahn, Einhorn, Gundlach — Some of the biggest names in investing are betting on inflation
Exterior view of the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street on June 2, 2021. Inflation has been a top-of-mind concern for Wall Street for quite some time, and warnings about persistent price pressures from some of the biggest investors reached a crescendo this week.
‘Carol’s Journey’: What Facebook knew about how it radicalized users
Smith didn't follow the recommended QAnon groups, but whatever algorithm Facebook was using to determine how she should engage with the platform pushed ahead just the same. The body of research consistently found Facebook pushed some users into "rabbit holes," increasingly narrow echo chambers where violent conspiracy theories thrived. People radicalized through these rabbit holes make up a small slice of total users, but at Facebook's scale, that can mean millions of individuals. By summer 2020, Facebook was hosting thousands of private QAnon groups and pages, with millions of members and followers, according to an unreleased internal investigation. Researchers inside Facebook studying the platform's niche communities found violent conspiratorial beliefs to be connected to Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy.
How one outperforming energy investor is playing the jump in oil prices
By all accounts traditional energy investors — those targeting oil and gas companies — are having a good year. West Texas Intermediate crude oil broke above $84 on Wednesday for the first time in seven years, and the energy sector is far and away the top-performing S&P 500 group this year. The gains do, of course, follow years of underperformance as investors fled the sector. But 2021's return is notable nonetheless. And one market-beating portfolio manager believes the group is just getting started.
Carl Icahn’s tender offer for Southwest Gas sets the table for a proxy fight
Icahn will continue with his tender offer and proxy fight but will be unable to consummate the tender offer as it is conditioned on the company waiving the poison pill, which they will never do. This leaves Icahn with his proxy fight. So, to put it another way, the company has two chances of avoiding a proxy fight here – slim and none. However, it is possible that the proxy fight does not happen by the next annual meeting because the regulatory approvals have not been received yet. When that activist makes a tender offer for the company, the company is totally in play.
Koeman says Barca need to make fans proud in Clasico against Real
Barca's imposing Camp Nou stadium will be back to its old self on Sunday for 'El Clasico' with 99,000 hardcore supporters packed into the ground, following the end to restrictions on capacity imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So we need the support of our fans on Sunday against Real Madrid. We need a full house and we need to make our people proud," Koeman told a news conference on Saturday. I told the players that they need to enjoy the environment that we will have in Camp Nou. We are better in ball possession and they are very dangerous counter attacking," Koeman explained.
Merkel warns hardening politics threaten EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is worried "it is getting harder and harder" to find compromises between European Union countries on hot-button issues like migration and the rule of law. Asked if the European Union can still build compromises amid growing nationalism in countries like Poland and Hungary, Merkel said, "it's getting harder and harder at the moment and I'm quite worried." Merkel in 2018 announced she would not seek another term as chancellor, a post she has held since 2005. "I became chancellor and inherited two major projects: the euro and freedom of movement in the Schengen area," she said. "I admit that we are not yet as far along in securing the Schengen area as we are in securing the euro area," she said.
Salvini looks to turn crisis into opportunity in migrant kidnap trial
ROME- Matteo Salvini knows that out of adversity comes opportunity. Salvini, a right-wing firebrand who rose to prominence thanks to his hard line on immigration, closed Italian ports to migrant vessels that summer. The ship, named Open Arms, was stranded at sea for almost three weeks after being denied permission to land. His lawyers say that the migrant boat was free to leave Italian waters and had received offers from other ports including in Spain. While the trial could drag on for years, Salvini may benefit from the short-term opportunity to reframe the political debate around immigration.
U.S. military says it killed al-Qaida leader in drone strike
The U.S. military said it killed a senior al-Qaida leader in an airstrike Friday in northwest Syria. Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesperson for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by a drone strike. Rigsbee said the killing of al-Matar will disrupt al-Qaida's “ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians." He said al-Qaida “uses Syria as a base for threats reaching into Syria, Iraq and beyond.”
Disruptions to schooling fall hardest on vulnerable students
FILE — In this Sept. 13, 2021, file photo, students board a school bus on New York's Upper West Side. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)FILE — In this Sept. 13, 2021, file photo, students board a school bus on New York's Upper West Side. And sometimes, because of driver shortages, it’s as simple as the school bus not showing up. Her two sons have missed about two weeks’ worth of classes because of such disruptions, she said. A negative test means they can go to school that day, while those who test positive are directed to quarantine.
Right-Wingers Want You To Believe Environmentalists Did Another Jan. 6
Protesters rally outside the Department of Interior as climate activists hold a sit-in inside the agency's headquarters on Oct. 14. Kevin Dietsch via Getty ImagesThe Jan. 6 mob kidnapped at least three officers and injured more than 100. McConnell misrepresented comments that White House press secretary Jen Psaki made during an exchange at an Oct. 14 press briefing. One Fox News headline declared the scene outside the Interior Department as “reminiscent of Jan. 6,” using a partial quote from far-right media activist and troll Andy Ngo. Later, in June, he voted against honoring Capitol police who responded to the Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Trial opens against Italy’s Salvini for blocked migrant ship
as they stage a protest outside Palermo's court where the trial of Former minister of interior Matteo Salvini has started in Palermo, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MILAN (AP) — Italy’s right-wing former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, went on trial Saturday charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to dock in Sicily, keeping the people onboard at sea for days. Salvini was present for the opening day of the trial in Palermo, Sicily, which was expected to deal mostly with procedural requests. Salvini took a hard line on migrant arrivals, blocking ships and pushing for Europe to take some of the burden off Italy. ADVERTISEMENTProsecutors accuse Salvini of dereliction of duty and kidnapping for refusing to allow the ship into port for days in August 2019.
Biden to meet Pope Francis amid some rifts with US bishops
Biden is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis this coming Friday at the Vatican. Biden is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis this coming Friday at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)There’s an intriguing subplot to President Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Pope Francis . The pope and Biden “see eye to eye on many issues,” Faggioli said. Some Protestant ministers questioned whether he could maintain independence from the Catholic Church.
Despite higher COVID risk, most pregnant Americans remain unvaccinated
Despite higher COVID risk, most pregnant Americans remain unvaccinatedEnlarge this image toggle caption Victoria Hansen/South Carolina Public Radio Victoria Hansen/South Carolina Public RadioKimberly Grice needed a walker during her final month of pregnancy just to get down the hall of her home near Myrtle Beach, S.C., to a freshly painted, lavender nursery. The Grices and another South Carolina family are sharing their stories of pregnancies unvaccinated in hopes of changing minds. Kimberly was rushed to a crowded emergency room in late July where a six hour wait revealed she had COVID pneumonia. Enlarge this image toggle caption Victoria Hansen/South Carolina Public Radio Victoria Hansen/South Carolina Public Radio"The risk of putting your life at risk, your unborn child's life at risk, is not worth it," says Dr. Rebecca Wineland. "It will absolutely save your life and decrease your risk of hospitalization if you were to get COVID," Wineland says.
Nick Offerman on why he finds solace in the outdoors
Nick Offerman on why he finds solace in the outdoorsEnlarge this image toggle caption George Saunders George SaundersNick Offerman is best known as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, and is perhaps the most famous actor who also owns a woodshop. Enlarge this image toggle caption D. Parvaz/NPR D. Parvaz/NPROn what he finds outsideWhat I usually find is solace. I can walk on a trail almost anywhere in any climate and say, "What a delightful walk this is." That's part of what I'm trying to encourage in my readership is to find where you can be delighted. Mother Nature has something else in mind for the pack of molecules that's standing here in these brown boots right now.
GOP uses voters to push election reforms in unlikely states
The road to gain voter approval is uphill in California and Massachusetts, but there’s a clearer path to success in the other states. In recent years, for example, voters in California and Florida restored felons’ right to vote. In 2018, Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing people to register on Election Day and request absentee ballots without having to give a reason. As Trump allies go state to state, pushing partisan reviews of last year’s presidential election, the measure in Pennsylvania would require election results to be audited by the state’s auditor general. He said there has never been a single conviction for voter impersonation fraud in the state’s history.
The Federal Reserve’s next interest rate-hike cycle is coming but may not look like what officials have been projecting
The Federal Reserve’s first cycle of interest rate hikes since 2015-2018 is coming into view, with liftoff anticipated sometime next year, though it may look different from what policy makers have imagined, according to investors and analysts. In one of two scenarios gaining the most momentum among Eurodollars traders, some think the fed funds rate target may not get above 1% out to 2028. As of Friday, a bit more than two 25 basis point hikes from the Fed was being priced in by the end of 2022. Earlier in the day, traders’ expectations for inflation over the next five years topped 3% for the first time on record. Officials also expected the fed funds rate target to climb to as high as 2.5% over the longer run, from a current level of zero to 0.25%.
Border Patrol apprehensions hit a record high. But that's only part of the story
Border Patrol apprehensions hit a record high. The nature of migration has changedBack in 2000, when the previous record for Border Patrol apprehensions was set, the flow of migrants at the southern border looked very different. The Border Patrol made 1,643,679 apprehensions at the southern border that year, while an estimated 2 million migrants got away. "I've never seen it as bad as what it is right now"The record number of apprehensions is taking a toll on border communities — and on morale inside the Border Patrol. That means that thousands of migrants are being counted more than once in the total number of Border Patrol apprehensions during the last year.
Crocs, Goldman Sachs Lead 5 Stocks In Buy Zones Without This Huge Risk
Crocs (CROX) AND Dow Jones stocks Goldman Sachs (GS) and UnitedHealth (UNH) are among this week's stocks to watch, along with Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) and CSX (CSX). Some, including UnitedHealth stock and Goldman Sachs stock, have RS lines at or near highs. Goldman Sachs StockShares of Goldman Sachs provide an alternative or early entry, near 400, from a bounce off the 10-week line. Goldman Sachs stock owns a solid RS Rating of 89 and an equally solid EPS Rating of 92. On an adjusted, per-share basis, Wall Street expects Goldman Sachs earnings to grow 83% in 2021, accelerating from a 33% gain in 2020.
Young, Emerging Artists Drive Art Market Skyward
And out of 13 auction records achieved by artists at the evening auctions last week, nine were from this “young, on-the-rise” group, ArtTactic said in its analysis. Overall, the art market has been supported by a consistent bull run in stock markets, providing more discretionary income, for those wealthy enough to own stocks, to spend on art. While many of these sales were of works by artists older than 45, works by women and artists of color seemed to dominate interest. Some of these market dynamics could change in the months ahead with a flood of blue chip art coming to market in a few big sales. But Watson expects a newer generation of collectors to continue to be interested in young, diverse artists, and he expects collectibles and street art to continue to do well.
The radical idea on college campuses: Using endowments to help students and staff in crisis
But what if colleges were more nimble in their approach to their endowments, allowing them to more easily help students in times of crisis? And for decades one college has used its endowment essentially as a “tuition replacement fund,” allowing students to attend for free. “The idea of furloughing seemed to us that it would have a direct and negative impact on students,” she said. Free TuitionFor decades, one college has been using a radical approach to using its endowment — at least by the standards of the higher education industry. About two-thirds of the school’s endowment is restricted and so all of the new shares that are part of that portion of the fund received the full 65% return.
The Astros are here to play the villains in the World Series. They are also here to win
The Houston Astros have been at their best this postseason when they’re down to their final out of an inning. But they’re going to be there when you watch the World Series anyway and you’re missing some pretty impressive performances if you avert your eyes from all the guys in orange and navy. Carlos Correa and Yordan Alvarez share a moment of celebration after Alvarez's four-hit game helped the Astros clinch a World Series berth. We call the World Series baseball’s biggest stage because the whole sport is a performance. Dress the Astros up in a villain’s mantle because some of them deserve it, but also because it’s fun.
Arch Manning breaks 68-yard TD run in front of Georgia’s Kirby Smart
It wasn’t a vintage performance by Arch Manning and Newman in a loss to Berkeley Prep on Friday but the prized recruit did wow Georgia coach Kirby Smart. He broke a 68-yard touchdown run with his team down 14-0. ARCH MANNING TO THE HOUSE ? pic.twitter.com/Q6FAyThtRm — ESPN (@espn) October 23, 2021“… it was the finest game I’ve seen Arch Manning play,” Newman coach Nelson Stewart said. Arch Manning just turned on the jets for a 68-yard TD run that brought Kirby Smart on to the field. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? pic.twitter.com/e3INJ1mYTe — Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) October 22, 2021
Trump's new social media SPAC is soaring. Also, what is a SPAC?
The long-awaited platform will be owned by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which also intends to launch a subscription video on-demand service that will feature "non-woke" entertainment programming, the group said in a statement. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)A company that doesn't do any business saw its stock soar as much as 400% this week on word it would help launch Donald Trump's social media platform. In addition to building out a social network, Trump Media & Technology Group plans to have a subscription streaming service spanning news, entertainment and podcasts. The former president previously ran a publicly traded company, Trump Entertainment Resorts, which included many of his Atlantic City casinos. A wave of class-action lawsuits this year is targeting SPAC companies, after some suffered brutal stock price drops.
Dutch Bros. gives coffee giants a run in long-term challenge to Starbucks, Dunkin'
Starbucks (SBUX) and Dunkin' may want to keep an eye on coffee chain Dutch Bros. (BROS). Monthly visits to Dutch Bros. locations in August and September were both up over a whopping 100% each month compared to 2019, according to a report from Placer.ai. Chernofsky believes Dutch Bros. disciplined approach is helping to drive its growth. Story continuesHowever, Dutch Bros is still "a long way away" from becoming a "a real, true competitor to Starbucks," according to Chernofsky. With locations around the globe, the coffee giant's name has become synonymous with upscale coffee drinking and aspirational lifestyle choices.
Exclusive-Italy, UniCredit set to call off talks over Monte dei Paschi-sources
LONDON (Reuters) - Italy's government and UniCredit are preparing to call off negotiations over ailing bank Monte dei Paschi (MPS) after efforts to reach an agreement over a costly recapitalization plan fell through, two sources told Reuters. Rome has decided it won't be able to meet UniCredit's requests for a recapitalization package worth more than 7 billion euros as this would make a deal "too punitive" for the Italian taxpayer, one of the sources said. A second source said the parties had concluded it was impossible to reach an agreement based on the conditions set in July, which required the acquisition of "selected parts" of Monte dei Paschi to boost UniCredit's earnings per share by 10% and leave its capital unaffected. UniCredit declined to comment while the Treasury was not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Pamela Barbaglia in London, Valentina Za in Milan; Giuseppe Fonte in Rome)
China Widens Property-Tax Trials With Levy on Residential Owners
(Bloomberg) -- China’s State Council will expand property-tax reform trials to more areas and start taxing residential property owners, Xinhua reported. Property prices in China have skyrocketed to unaffordable levels since private home ownership was introduced in 1998, and the government has faced an ongoing battle to control speculators. Authorities started property tax trials in 2011 in Shanghai and Chongqing, levying annual charges on second or high-priced homes. Local governments earn income from developers mainly through land sales, collecting a total of 8.4 trillion yuan ($1.3 trillion) last year. Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Pain at the pump: California gas prices are sky high, with one town charging almost $8 a gallon
A Chevron station in the 900 block of Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles has gas prices just under $6 a gallon. Prices are so high — and consumers are so perplexed — that a Google search of “Why are gas prices going up?” has spiked this month. Likewise, people are pleading: “When are gas prices going down?” which has also been trending on Google. For much of 2020 — a year marred by the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders and restricted travel — crude prices tanked. Griping about gas prices is understandable — and universal.
Bitcoin ETF demand so strong we could bring '2 or 3' new ones to market: Valkyrie CEO
A milestone week that began with the introduction of the first Bitcoin-based exchange traded fund (ETF) ended just as it began — with a new fund based on the world's leading cryptocurrency. On Friday, digital asset manager Valkyrie launched its Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BTF) on the Nasdaq exchange. Valkyrie's Bitcoin ETF followed the debut of the Proshares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO), which listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Tuesday with a near-rapturous reception from investors, en route to becoming the second highest-traded ETF debut ever. As their approval by the Securities and Exchanges Commission neared, Valkyrie had to change plans for listing their Bitcoin ETF earlier in the week. The more ETFs that enter the Bitcoin futures market, the less of a concern position limits become," Wald told Yahoo Finance.
What you should know about debt relief programs
Dear Liz: There seems to be an abundance of companies offering debt reduction, debt settlement and debt consolidation programs now. Answer: If a company is promising to help reduce the total amount you owe, that’s known as debt settlement. Typically, you stop paying your debts and instead make payments to the debt settlement company, which tries to negotiate a deal with your creditors. Once you add in the company’s fees, the amount you save through debt settlement may be less than you expect. If you’re considering debt settlement, first consult with a bankruptcy attorney (the National Assn.
Letters to Sports: Dave Roberts and the Dodgers’ insanity on full display
Dave Roberts has been mismanaging his pitching staff in the playoffs for nearly a decade now, and one has to wonder how many World Series the Dodgers would have won if they’d had a remotely competent dugout tactician. Dave Roberts statement, “A decision that doesn’t work out doesn’t mean it was the wrong decision“ is now baseball’s definition of insanity. Bruce FischerHuntington Beach::If the Braves go on to the World Series, I’m pretty certain that they’ll be giving Dave Roberts a full share. Dave EngThousand Oaks::One game Roberts looks like a genius; the next game he looks like an idiot. Pete Rose is banned from baseball and the Hall of Fame for life for gambling on baseball games.
North Korea slams U.S. for supporting Taiwan in nod to ally China
North Korea on Saturday accused the Biden administration of raising military tensions with China through its “reckless” backing of Taiwan, and said that the growing U.S. military presence in the region constitutes a potential threat to the North. North Korea has increasingly criticized the broader U.S. security role in the Indo-Pacific amid an intensifying competition with China, Pyongyang’s major ally and economic lifeline. Sung Kim, Biden’s special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Saturday for talks with allies on reviving negotiations with the North. The Biden administration’s pullout from Afghanistan underscored a broader shift in U.S. focus away from counterterrorism and so-called rogue states like North Korea and Iran. But the North has so far rejected the idea of open-ended talks, saying that Washington must abandon its “hostile policy,” a term North Korea mainly refers to sanctions and U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises.
Commentary: Baseball needs to showcase its traditional playoff stars — starting pitchers
In October, the starting pitchers are the stars. In the first five games of this National League Championship Series, a starting pitcher has reached the sixth inning once. The foundation: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, all marquee attractions as starting pitchers. So wouldn’t an emphasis on starting pitching make the games more attractive to watch? “I do know the game is really interesting when there are a lot of strategic decisions at the front.
Biden Treasury nominee Omarova was member of Marxist Facebook as recently as 2019, post indicates
This week, the right-leaning American Accountability Foundation first resurfaced a 2019 post from the public Facebook group. A member posted, "Let's welcome our newest members: Saule Omarova." A culture of diverse Marxist, Socialist and radical views is the framework for the group." GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREOmarova notably does not appear to have any posts currently live in the Facebook group. American Accountability Foundation Founder Tom Jones said Omarova's relatively recent membership in the Marxist Facebook group should undermine any attempt by the nominee to distance herself from past Marxist writings.
A graffiti tagger as a teen, he now designs for Fendi and Mercedes-Benz
Strange things happen to everyday objects when Joshua Vides applies his imagination to them — something metaphysical, almost magical. With a few deft strokes of his Sharpie pens or spritzes of spray paint, Vides blurs the line between two dimensions and three. Column One A showcase for compelling storytelling from the Los Angeles Times. “Getting around the authorities and my parents was exciting.”As a teenager, Joshua Vides spread his illicit handiwork across the Inland Empire — Pomona, Colton, Bloomington, San Bernardino. Joshua Vides hugs his daughter, Verona.
In a bid to stop overdose deaths, California could allow drug use at supervised sites
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)Now state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and other lawmakers are pushing to allow San Francisco, Oakland and the city and county of Los Angeles to approve entities to run such programs. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)“There isn’t an increase in crime in the neighborhood where the site is located. 1 reason people are dying from drug overdose is using alone,” says Darren Willett, director of the Center for Harm Reduction. 1 reason people are dying from drug overdose is using alone. Harm reduction case manager Sheridan Bood, center, leads a poetry and creative writing session with clients Anna Bell, right, and Osvaldo Aguilar at the drop-in center of the Center for Harm Reduction.
Essential California Week in Review: Is a business backlash coming?
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. Newsletter The stories shaping California Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. Enter email address Sign Me Up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. For 55 years, the Los Angeles Zoo has been a venerable but decidedly low-key attraction nestled amid the hills of Griffith Park. California tried to save the nation with a test run of a “return free” tax system — then Intuit stepped in.
Editorial: Prepare today for next major Bay Area earthquake
We know that the last major earthquake on the Hayward Fault occurred in 1868 — 153 years ago. We also know that, on average, dating back to the year 1134, the fault produces a major earthquake roughly every 150 years. The authors outline a Hayward Fault earthquake scenario that could result in property damage losses of more than $82 billion and 800 fatalities. • Make a communications plan for family members and loved ones for how you will connect after a major earthquake. We can reduce the damage of a major earthquake by making adequate precautions.
Opinion: Alameda County needs to support A’s waterfront ballpark
The ballpark at Howard Terminal is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to honor Oakland and boost the entire region’s economy for decades. That includes Alameda County and our Alameda County Board of Supervisors, who must vote to opt into the finance district that will fund key elements of the project, including critically needed affordable housing. There are important priorities the county is working on, and this project will actually help the county garner more taxes and more funds to continue that priority work. With a multi-billion-dollar commitment to build the ballpark and stay “rooted in Oakland,” the A’s have demonstrated both. Now it’s time for our partners at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to show their vision and leadership and vote on Tuesday to support a unique opportunity all Bay Area residents will enjoy for generations to come.
Column: What In-N-Out’s vaccine standoff reveals about the California dream
We’re spending so much time debating the political posturing of one company because it’s not just any company: It’s In-N-Out. One of those rare things Californians from Redding to Chula Vista, rich and poor, red and blue, can agree upon, like a love of Huell Howser or a hatred for smug New Yorkers. To paraphrase Joan Didion, we tell ourselves lies in order to live in California, and In-N-Out proves that. In-N-Out has consistently donated tens of thousands of dollars to the California Republican Party and hundreds of thousands of dollars to restaurant and business lobbying groups. Gavin Newsom at an anti-recall election rally — never mind that In-N-Out had contributed $40,000 to the California Republican Party in July.
Smartphones may be too good
By Shira Ovide, The New York Times CompanyI’m going to pose an intentionally provocative question: What if smartphones are so successful and useful that they are holding back innovation? The challenge for any new technology is that smartphones succeeded to the point where it’s hard to imagine alternatives. Smartphones have succeeded to the point where we don’t need to pay them much notice. It’s true that devices like the Apple Watch, Facebook’s glasses and Snap’s Spectacles are clever about making features of smartphones less obtrusive. This article originally appeared in The New York Times.
Denver tees off planning process for Kennedy Golf Course overhaul
Denver is asking not what Kennedy Golf Course can do for the city, but what the city can do for the golf course. Kennedy is the largest of Denver’s seven golf courses. There is also a par-three course on the golf campus that doubles with foot golf, and two putt-putt courses are adjacent to the clubhouse. Richard Mandell, a golf architect tapped to lead the city’s overhaul of the course, is looking to reshape it for the foreseeable future. Despite having some of the most challenging holes of Denver courses, Kennedy is showing its age.
Japan needs a lot more tech workers. Can it find a place for women?
To narrow the gap, Japan must address a severe shortage of technology workers and engineering students, a deficit made worse by the near absence of women. In the university programs that produce workers in these fields, Japan has some of the lowest percentages of women in the developed world, according to UNESCO data. “I’ve wondered why we don’t see the opposite very much.”Ito predicted mixed fortunes for Japanese women as the country digitizes. By age 15, Japanese girls and boys perform equally well in math and science on international standardized tests. “That’s really fulfilling.”Matsumoto said she, too, wanted to make life better for girls and women in Japan.
A triangular block in RiNo slated to become 49-unit, income-restricted condo complex
A narrow, triangular block in RiNo is slated to be the site of a new 49-unit, income-restricted condominium complex. The Chestnut Place Condos are planned to have 14 one-bedroom units, 27 two-bedroom units and eight three-bedroom units, as well as one commercial space. According to city documents, Elevation Community Land Trust has promised to buy the land and building when the project is completed. The land includes two parcels that total 7,010 square feet, or 0.16 acres, that makes up a block formed by Chestnut Place, Arkins Court and 36th Avenue. Shanahan Development and has partnered with the two land trust entities on other developments.
Big picture, big data: Switzerland unveils virtual reality software of universe
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND — The final frontier has rarely seemed closer than this — at least virtually. The program — called Virtual Reality Universe Project, or VIRUP — pulls together what the researchers call the largest data set of the universe to create three-dimensional, panoramic visualizations of space. Downloading the software and content might seem onerous for the least-skilled computer users, and space — on a computer — will count. Then speed out to beyond the solar system and swing by Saturn, then up above the Milky Way, swirling and flashing and heaving — with exoplanets highlighted in red. For one of the biggest pictures of all, there’s a colorful visualization of the Cosmic Microwave Background — the radiation left behind from the Big Bang.
COVID boosters: Who’s eligible to receive additional Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines
A month later came approval for certain people who’d received the Pfizer vaccine. Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipientsThis week’s CDC approval of Moderna vaccines comes with the same qualifications as the authorization of third doses of Pfizer. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is believed to be less effective than the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. People who originally received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can get their booster two months or more after their single dose, according to the CDC. And under the mix-and-match authorization, people who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shots can elect to receive a shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines as their booster.
Colorado unemployment rate drops to 5.6% in September, but job gains lag
Colorado’s unemployment rate continued to fall in September despite another month of below-average job gains tied to weaker-than-expected hiring in the public sector, according to an update Friday from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.9% in August to 5.6% in September, which equates to 10,100 fewer unemployed workers. Colorado ranks 35th for its unemployment rate, which remains stubbornly above the U.S. seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.8%. Gedney declined to attribute the end of enhanced federal unemployment benefits in early September to the drop in the state’s unemployment rate. Accounting for population gains, Colorado employers need to add 9,884 jobs a month to get back to pre-pandemic levels by 2023.
Victorian bed and breakfast in Denver hits market for $4 million
Milan Doshi had initially planned to sell The Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast after 10 years when he purchased it with his parents in 2008. Doshi said the bed and breakfast has seen 90 percent occupancy since reopening for full capacity in May this year after the pandemic. “We looked at about 150 properties across the country before closing on The Queen Anne,” Doshi said. “Operating a full-service bed and breakfast in the world of Airbnbs and commercial hotels is a diminishing industry,” Doshi said. But I’d feel really proud if someone kept running it as a bed and breakfast and got to see the legacy of The Queen Anne continue.
A refreshed Casa Bonita could accelerate redevelopment along West Colfax corridor
But last month Summit finalized a sales agreement with a group headed by Colorado natives and “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. He expects the neighborhood will look much different 10 years from now, and that Casa Bonita will be part of that transformation. “We are very enthusiastic about what is happening with Casa Bonita. “The West Colfax corridor is undergoing a renaissance,” Smith said, adding that the “South Park” purchase, which is awaiting approval in bankruptcy court, has done great things for marketing Casa Bonita. “Casa Bonita needs that neighborhood and the neighborhood needs Casa Bonita,” he said.
In northern Colorado’s strained hospitals, ongoing COVID fight is “three-dimensional chess, all day every day”
Nearly 80% of COVID-19 patients in Colorado hospitals are unvaccinated. At the previous worst point, in early December, 122 people were hospitalized in Larimer County with COVID-19, according to the county health department. “They’re on call, 24-7, managing the pandemic.”Despite the perception that Colorado hospitals are being overrun by out-of-state transfers, that’s not the case, Karsten said. It’s not just a Larimer County problem, said Dr. Diana Breyer, chief quality officer of UCHealth’s northern Colorado hospitals. Systemwide, UCHealth had 311 COVID-19 patients as of Friday, which is about the same number as in late December 2020.
Bet on it: Circa Sports’ Matt Metcalf knows his lines
LAS VEGAS — Army’s football game at Ball State became a conundrum tucked inside a mystery to Matt Metcalf, the Circa Sports oddsmaker whose journeys to finished lines are laced with aha! Metcalf questioned his power ratings, why the previous week he had opened Toledo, which he deemed as good as Army, at -3 against Ball State. Ball State money shaved the Black Knights’ edge to 4. Ball State won 28-16. Ball State won.
Lesson at Payton College Prep: A girl on the gridiron is no longer a novelty when there are two
Andrea Reyes, like Katz, had grown up playing football for fun, starting unofficially in middle school with her friends at recess. Football is a no-cut sport at Payton College Prep, but that in no way means the team isn’t competitive. “There are a lot of stereotypes that get in the way of girls playing football,” Reyes said. The Grizzlies have faced seven teams this season, but Katz and Reyes haven’t seen another girl on the field. “I remember one time I was walking out of the locker room and the other team yelled, ‘Is that a female on the team?’ ” Katz said.
Mercury rising with Sky
“I think this is good for women’s basketball,” Sky guard-forward Kahleah Copper said ahead of Game 3 of the series. When the series moved to Chicago, the Sky handed the Mercury a record-breaking loss. Taurasi vowed her team would be better in Game 4, but the Sky rallied from a 14-point deficit to secure their first championship. After the game, the Mercury declined to participate in league-mandated media availability, and the organization was fined $10,000. When asked if it was the door that Taurasi had broken, Sky coach/general manager James Wade gave a one-word answer.
Breezy weekend followed by possible rain forecast for Las Vegas
Storm activity in the Pacific Northwest will create some breezy conditions and possibly rain early next week in the Las Vegas area, according to the National Weather Service. Laurie Chupa of Las Vegas during a practice round of disk golf at Sunset Park on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Las Vegas. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto(AccuWeather)Storm activity in the Pacific Northwest will create some breezy conditions and possibly rain early next week in the Las Vegas area, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday should see a high near 78 with afternoon winds reaching up to 25 mph. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/go0JKCx72s — NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) October 21, 2021On the positive side, the pattern may put a dent in the drought from central California to Washington state and deliver a knockout punch to the fire season in the region.
Upland game: The swings and misses of the status of Illinois pheasants, rabbits, quail and habitat
Habitat, habitat, habitat. Louis, habitat team program manager, is acting agricultural and grassland program manager for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Compare that to ‘20-21 with 9,785 hunters (29 percent decrease from ‘19-20) harvesting 28,269 wild pheasants in Illinois (up 20%). Wade noted, “The biggest driver in Illinois for habitat is [the Conservation Reserve Program]. Quail routes averaged 0.41 quail per stop during the surveys (a 45% decrease from ‘20) with quail recorded at 21.6% of stops, down 38%.
Hyde: Drafts? Play-calling? Here’s the unspoken area the Dolphins are a decade-long disaster | Commentary
2011: Stanford tackle Jonathan Martin is taken in the second round. By his third year, he left the team in the mess nationally known as Bullygate. The details are too involved to regurgitate here. But Martin had serious emotional issues, since made public, that “other teams knew about and we didn’t,” one former Dolphins insider said. “People on other teams asked me, ‘How did you guys not know about that?’ ‘’
Free speech should be cherished, not abused | Opinion
I firmly believe that the Palm Beach County School Board’s COVID-19 mask policy is consistent with the law and our obligations under the Florida Constitution. As school board members, we have a constitutional duty to provide safe schools and a statutory duty to protect the welfare of our students. Given the threat that the virus poses to children and their families, we believe that we are acting in the best interests of our students and that our policy is necessary to fulfill our duty to keep our students safe.
Mega-high stakes as voters decide who’ll replace Alcee Hastings
Profile: 20th Congressional DistrictThere are 459,780 registered voters in the District. Broward is home to 71% of the voters; Palm Beach County 29%. (The Broward part of the district is about 10 percentage points more Democratic than the Palm Beach County portion.) That helped the late U.S. Rep. Hastings win his first election, in 1992. The district includes all or parts of Belle Glade, Cloud Lake, Fort Lauderdale, Glen Ridge, Haverhill, Lake Park, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Loxahatchee Groves, Mangonia Park, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pahokee, Palm Beach Gardens, Parkland, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, South Bay, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Palm Beach, Wellington and Weston.
5 things to watch for when the Chicago Bears play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including a matchup with Tom Brady and trying to gain yardage against the NFL’s best run defense — plus our Week 7 predictio
“They’re a timing-based offense and they’ve been playing together with the O-line for quite some time,” Desai said. “These receivers and the tight ends have been playing together this year for quite some time. And so they’re in a rhythm. And so you’re able to get the ball out on time when everybody is in their spots that they’re supposed to be in and the quarterback knows what the coverages are and he knows where he’s got to deliver the ball. Pre-snap to that one second post-snap, he’s got a really good idea of where he wants to go with the ball.”
Deal on Biden's $2T plan edges closer; Harris is 'confident'
Biden met at the White House on Friday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined by video call from from New York, trying to shore up details. On a visit to New York City, she said tensions often rise over final details but "I am confident, frankly -- not only optimistic, but I am confident that we will reach a deal." Biden wants a deal before he leaves next week for global summits in Europe. At the White House, the president has "rolled up his sleeves and is deep in the details of spreadsheets and numbers," press secretary Jen Psaki said. However, the vision care component, Biden said, has been harder to resolve and there is no consensus yet.
Inside Candace Parker’s homecoming — and how she helped deliver the Chicago Sky’s 1st WNBA championship
On the West Coast, Parker’s 13-year run with the Los Angeles Sparks was coming to a close after playoff exits in 2019 and 2020. The team was heading in a different direction under coach Derek Fisher, who inexplicably benched Parker in the 2019 semifinals on the brink of elimination while the forward still had enough in the tank to chase a second title. She entered free agency with an open mind about the possibilities of finding a new home.
Mother killed, daughter seriously hurt in Wyandanch crash, Suffolk police say
Suffolk County police arrested a West Babylon man and charged him in connection with a crash that killed a Wyandanch mother and seriously injured her 11-year-old daughter Friday afternoon. Prior to the crash, police said Charles was observed by a police officer weaving in and out of traffic and driving into oncoming traffic. The driver of the Hyundai, Jennifer Figueroa, 30, and her daughter Anahi Sanchez were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where Figueroa was pronounced dead. Charles and a 14-year-old passenger were also taken by ambulance to be examined after the crash. Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call 631-852-6553 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Ammunition shortage drags on for second hunting season
Then the political and social unrest of 2020 sent gun sales soaring, she said. “We have 8 million new gun owners now that we didn’t have before the pandemic and they all need ammunition. “We continue to produce and ship hunting ammunition for deer, waterfowl and upland game birds every day,’’ Jason Nash, Federal’s vice president of marketing, told the News Tribune. HOPE FOR NEXT YEARKukull said industry insiders predicted in 2020 that it would take two years for the ammunition shortage to end. “My gun sales haven’t dropped off at all,” she said.
Tim Sini for Suffolk County district attorney
Until recently, Sini's office continued plea negotiations and failed to indict county legislator William Spencer, a Democrat and physician, for supplying prostitutes with opioids in return for sex. Republican Raymond A. Tierney, 55, of Holtsville, worked in the Suffolk DA's office for six years before joining the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District in 2008. However, he said he would not continue Sini's new public integrity bureau which reviews claims of innocence and prosecutorial misconduct in prior cases. Tierney left the Justice Department in 2019 to take a top job in the Brooklyn district attorney's office, but it was not a job he could hold, ethically or practically, while running for the Suffolk post. Sign up for the Editorial Board's Endorsements newsletter Be the first to know who they are endorsing this election season.
Which Oregon jobs bounced back from the pandemic recession – and which haven’t?
Oregon has regained nearly three-quarters of the jobs the state lost in the pandemic’s early days. The state’s unemployment rate has plunged from a record 13.2% in April 2020 to under 5% last month. Economists forecast the state will have regained all the lost jobs by the end of next summer, just over two years from the start of the COVID-19 recession. That’s an extraordinary recovery. By comparison, it took about seven years for Oregon to regain all the jobs lost to the Great Recession – even though the total job loss was much smaller.
Judge issues injunction blocking Wisconsin fall wolf hunt
Dane County Circuit Judge Jacob Frost issued a temporary injunction halting the season, which was set to begin Nov. 6. Frost said the law creating the wolf season is constitutional on its face, but that the DNR failed to create permanent regulations enacting it. Conservationists and wildlife advocates insist the wolf population is too fragile to support hunting and that the animals are too beautiful to destroy. The Trump administration removed them from the list last year and the decision became final in January, triggering a hunting season in Wisconsin.. The latest DNR estimates put the wolf population in Wisconsin at about 1,000.
Musketeer Madness: Basketball, fans make triumphant return to Xavier's Cintas Center
Approximately 5,700 fans packed in to celebrate the return of basketball – far more than what was allowed last season – and they got to see a good show. Zach Freemantle and Jack Nunge didn't play in the 10-minute Blue vs. White scrimmage. Freemantle's still in a walking boot and on crutches, and there hasn't been an official update on his condition or timeline to return. More:'It's a must': Media day reveals high ceiling for Xavier basketball and the road to get thereThe theme was pace. Hunter finished with five points, two boards, one assist and one steal.
Carolina Panthers at New York Giants odds, picks and prediction
Joe WilliamsSportsbook WireThe Carolina Panthers (3-3) travel to meet the New York Giants (1-5) at MetLife Stadium Sunday for a Week 7 game. Below, we look at the Panthers vs. Giants odds and lines, and make our best NFL picks, predictions and bets. Panthers at Giants odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Panthers -155 (bet $155 to win $100) | Giants +125 (bet $100 to win $125)Panthers -155 (bet $155 to win $100) | Giants +125 (bet $100 to win $125) Against the spread (ATS): Panthers -2.5 (-130) | Giants +2.5 (+105)Panthers -2.5 (-130) | Giants +2.5 (+105) Over/Under (O/U): 42.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. (concussion) out LB Shaq Thompson (foot) outGiantsRB Saquon Barkley (ankle) out(ankle) out TE Evan Engram (calf) questionable(calf) questionable WR Kenny Golladay (knee) out(knee) out WR John Ross (hamstring) questionable(hamstring) questionable WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) questionable(hamstring) questionable WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) questionable(hamstring) questionable WR Kadarius Toney (ankle) outWIN YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE!
Philadelphia Eagles at Las Vegas Raiders odds, picks and prediction
Jess RootSportsbook WireThe Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) are on the road to face the Las Vegas Raiders (4-2) for a Week 7 matchup Sunday. Raiders odds and lines, and make our best NFL picks, predictions and bets. Eagles at Raiders odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Eagles at Raiders odds, lines, predictions and picksPredictionEagles 24, Raiders 20The Eagles so far this season have won two of three games on the road where they have averaged 24.7 points per game. Two of the last three Raiders games have gone Under the projected total and they are 3-3 O/U overall.
2021 Hollywood Casino 400 odds, picks and prediction
Joe WilliamsSportsbook WireThe NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Kansas Speedway Sunday for the Hollywood Casino 400. Below we analyze the 2021 Hollywood Casino 400 odds and lines, with NASCAR picks and predictions. Chevy has won just once in the past nine Kansas Cup starts, too. Who is going to win the 2021 Hollywood Casino 400? Long-shot bets for the 2021 Hollywood Casino 400If you're looking for a good long-shot bet, look no further than TYLER REDDICK (+3000).
Ayala or Sears: Both would make history in Virginia election
Asked whether she believes abortion rights need to be expanded, she said she supports enshrining Roe v. Wade in the state Constitution. Sears' campaign declined to make her available for an interview, responding instead with requests for a list of written questions in advance. She has also refused to answer questions about whether she has gotten the coronavirus vaccine, something for which Ayala has criticized her. Ayala supports vaccine mandates for state workers and mask mandates in schools, her campaign said. During the primary, Sears ridiculed mask mandates put in place by Democratic Gov.
Prison chief: Mississippi preps for 1st execution since 2012
(AP) — Mississippi prison employees will conduct once-a-week rehearsals as the state prepares for its first execution since 2012, Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain says. Cain told The Associated Press on Friday that the rehearsals for a lethal injection are usually done once a month at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, following a protocol that's about 20 pages long. The Mississippi Supreme on Thursday set a Nov. 17 execution date for David Neal Cox, who pleaded guilty in 2012 to killing his wife, Kim, in 2010 in the northern Mississippi town of Shannon. Cox withdrew his appeals and once filed court papers calling himself "worthy of death.” Mississippi has not had an execution since 2012, and it had six that year. Cain confirmed Mississippi has obtained lethal injection drugs, but he declined to say how.
Washington Football Team at Green Bay Packers odds, picks and prediction
Joe WilliamsSportsbook WireThe Washington Football Team (2-4) travel to meet the Green Bay Packers (5-1) at Lambeau Field Sunday for a Week 7 game. Below, we look at the Washington vs. Packers odds and lines, and make our best NFL picks, predictions and bets. Washington at Packers odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Washington +290 (bet $100 to win $290) | Packers -380 (bet $380 to win $100)Washington +290 (bet $100 to win $290) | Packers -380 (bet $380 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Washington +7.5 (-110) | Packers -7.5 (-110)Washington +7.5 (-110) | Packers -7.5 (-110) Over/Under (O/U): 47.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. Washington at Packers odds, lines, predictions and picksPredictionPackers 31, Washington 20The Packers (-380) will cost you nearly four times your potential return, and that's just too much risk even for a home team.
'I wasn't sure if I was ready': Doubts of head armorer, 24, in charge of guns on Alec Baldwin film
AdvertisementThe 24-year-old head armorer in charge of guns on Alec Baldwin film where cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was tragically shot and killed on Thursday had admitted she wasn't sure she was ready for the job in an interview before filming started. The movie, set in 1880's Kansas, stars Baldwin as the infamous outlaw Harland Rust, whose grandson is sentenced to hang for an accidental murder. You can't guarantee that as you go across the country,' he told DailyMail.com on Friday. Number two is every single person on a movie set has a right to inspect a weapon before it's fired. Props expert Guillaume Delouche at Independent Studio Services holds a prop gun while explaining them in Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles on Friday.
Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds, picks and prediction
Johnny ParlaySportsbook WireThe Chicago Bears (3-3) visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1) Sunday in Week 7 for a 4:25 p.m. Bears at Buccaneers odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Bears +470 (bet $100 to win $470) | Buccaneers -700 (bet $700 to win $100)Bears +470 (bet $100 to win $470) | Buccaneers -700 (bet $700 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Bears +11.5 (-112) | Buccaneers -11.5 (-108)Bears +11.5 (-112) | Buccaneers -11.5 (-108) Over/Under (O/U): 47.5 (O: -103 | U: -117)PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. (ankle) questionable. TAMPA BAY -11.5 (- 108) is the STRONGEST PLAY - 1½ times your usual wager.
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens odds, picks and prediction
Cameron DaSilvaSportsbook WireThe top two teams in the AFC North will clash on Sunday afternoon when the Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) visit the Baltimore Ravens (5-1). Bengals at Ravens odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Bengals +220 (bet $100 to win $220) | Ravens -280 (bet $280 to win $100)Bengals +220 (bet $100 to win $220) | Ravens -280 (bet $280 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Bengals +6.5 (-112) | Ravens -6.5 (-108)Bengals +6.5 (-112) | Ravens -6.5 (-108) Over/Under (O/U): 45.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)PLAY: Try our new, free daily Pick'em Challenge and win. Bet the RAVENS (-280) to win outright. Bet the BENGALS +6.5 (-112).
‘Rust’ Production Company To Launch Internal Safety Review After Fatal Accident, Possible Prior Gun Incident & Camera Crew Walkout
“We cited everything from lack of payment for three weeks, taking our hotels away despite asking for them in our deals, lack of Covid safety, and on top of that, poor gun safety! Though we were not made aware of any official complaints concerning weapon or prop safety on set, we will be conducting an internal review of our procedures while production is shut down. We will continue to cooperate with the Santa Fe authorities in their investigation and offer mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time. “No one has been held and there have been no arrests,” Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Juan Rios said on Friday. The cinematographers guild Thursday night confirmed the identity of Hutchins, 42, who was struck when a prop gun misfired.
Navalny honoured, Regeni trial begins: human rights this fortnight – in pictures
‘Cyrus’, a transgender man in an abusive relationship in Uganda, where gay sex is against the law and it is almost impossible for the LGBT community to access services tackling domestic violence. ‘The person I’m dating thinks he is doing me a favour. And maybe he is right. Being single is tough and as a transgender person, no one really cares about us,’ says Cyrus.
Merkel hesitates over handshake with EU's Ursula von der Leyen – video
Angela Merkel, the outgoing chancellor of Germany, seemed wary of offering her hand for a full handshake with the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, at a Brussels summit. Von der Leyen instead grasped Merkel's hand by way of greeting, at what could be her compatriot's final EU summit as chancellor
'A role model': Obama pays tribute to Angela Merkel – video
The former US president Barack Obama has paid tribute to Angela Merkel in a farewell video during what was expected to be the outgoing chancellor of Germany’s final meeting in Brussels. 'Thanks to you, the centre has held through many storms,' Obama said in the video aired in the summit room in the Europa building. 'So many people, girls and boys, men and women, have had a role model who they could look up to through challenging times. I know because I am one of them. Danke schön'
Underwater footage shows La Palma volcano ash covering marine life – video
Footage shows how the Cumbre Vieja volcano eruption has affected the marine ecosystem at the lava delta. Habitats are seen covered by volcanic ash and lava landslides down to depths of 400 metres in La Palma. The delta emerged on 29 September when lava from the volcano crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on 19 September, with the eruption showing few signs of abating so far after destroying 2,000 buildings and forcing thousands to leave their homes
Aerial footage shows police presence at scene of Rust film set – video
Aerial footage showed police at the scene of a film set in New Mexico, where a woman was killed and a man injured after the actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm. The Santa Fe sheriff's office said Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography for the film Rust, which Baldwin is producing and starring in, was shot, along with the director Joel Souza. Hutchins was airlifted to hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel
Saudi Arabia sets target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060
Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s top oil exporters, has announced it aims to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 and more than double its annual target to reduce carbon emissions. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the announcement in brief scripted remarks at the start of the kingdom’s first Saudi Green Initiative Forum. The kingdom’s oil and gas exports form the backbone of its economy, despite efforts to diversify away from its reliance on fossil fuels for revenue. The prince said the Saudi Green Initiative and a wider Middle East Green Initiative, which Riyadh will host on Monday, would help to accelerate the progress already made. “At the same time, the ongoing pandemic has highlighted that human health, planetary health and economic health are fundamentally interconnected.
A local’s guide to Glasgow: five great things to do
Photograph: Thornton Cohen/AlamyIf it’s the weekend, go to the iconic Barras market just east of the city centre (scouting artworks on Glasgow’s mural trail as you go), and buy literally anything. Sturdy, well-loved pubs bump elbows with antique stores, upscale gin distilleries, German breweries (West on Glasgow Green) and radical bookshops (Calton Books). About 10 minutes’ walk away there’s Glasgow Cathedral (dark, moody exterior, peppermint roof, interior like a jewel box), and the Necropolis, a macabrely grand Victorian cemetery. NightlifeSettle down for the long haul in the Laurieston pub, just south of the city centre. StayFor the full Glasgow experience, stay in a refurbished tenement via Airbnb or Vrbo, from £100 a night, sleeping four.
Degrees of separation: what connects Richard Osman to LeBron and Zendaya?
Richard Osman, author of The Thursday Murder Club … Photograph: Antonio Olmos/The GuardianOl ParkerLast year Ol Parker was lined up to make a film of The Thursday Murder Club. In the remake, Jordan is replaced by LeBron James. LeBron James, whose production company created the US original of TV show The Wall. The creators of the US original include LeBron James through SpringHill. It may be one of the few gameshows on British TV that doesn’t have the fingerprints of Richard Osman on it.
Stephen Merchant: ‘I see The Outlaws as a suburban, low-rent western’
Merchant’s new six-part series, The Outlaws, co-created with Elgin James, follows the fortunes of seven strangers doing community service in Merchant’s former hometown of Bristol. I like there to be humour in things but what I often go to, if I’m watching TV, is thrillers. I kept thinking of The Outlaws as a western, but a really pedestrian, suburban, low-rent kind of western. It’s the maddest thing I’ve ever seen. Out of Office: Merchant and Ricky Gervais first worked together doing an ‘entirely made-up job’ on radio station XFM.
Britain draws up contingency plans following France's threat to block €10bn EU research programme
British officials have wargamed pulling out of the Horizon Europe programme in case France carries out its threat to block the UK’s associate membership of the 100bn programme over the Brexit fishing row. Contingency plans have been drawn up to support research by UK universities and companies if the government decides to quit the €10bn flagship programme rather than wait, the Telegraph can reveal. The UK agreed to continue participating in the Horizon research programme after Brexit because it was seen as a profitable enterprise for the country’s scientists and universities. The programme’s predecessor, Horizon 2020, involved more than 100 countries around the world and provided about 11 per cent of research funding to UK universities. Paris is furious that the UK approved just 15 permits out of 47 applications for small French fishing boats to operate in its coastal waters.
Council could be millions of pounds out of pocket if drivers ‘wise up’ about traffic cameras
But Councillor Robert Canning expressed concern that the cash injection could be lost if motorists obey the rules. He insisted the “ambition” was for motorists to obey the new road closures, but the extra income would help pay for the concessionary public transport fare scheme given to pensioners. Row over use of ANPR camerasA slide shown to councillors explained how funding from the Department of Transport and Transport for London to pay for new ANPR cameras “remains uncertain”. Those organisations could “put into jeopardy any future funding and the council will incur costs of removing the schemes” if they had to be abandoned, it said. “Enabling walking and cycling is a key priority for the council, and a major goal of Transport for London and the Department for Transport when providing funding for these schemes.
‘Rugby was a lifeline’: Bipoc group seeks to establish game in US Black colleges
“Somebody somewhere started a Bipoc [Black, Indigenous, People of Color] rugby Facebook group. “I grew up in Chicago and rugby wasn’t a thing there,” she says. In the cafeteria, there were flyers for rugby, and I didn’t really know what it was. I know if I join the local rugby team I will have a new group of friends who are like-minded, that I can hang with.”The Bipoc rugby community is not confined to Facebook. The last Classic was in May of this year and Prairie View A&M showed up and had a women’s team so they played against Roots, which is a Bipoc social team.
Record Covid fatalities as Russia prepares for nationwide curbs
Russia reported a record 1,075 Covid deaths in 24 hours on Saturday as Europe’s hardest-hit country with dramatically low vaccination rates prepares for nationwide curbs from next week. Despite multiple pleas from President Vladimir Putin and the availability of the homegrown Sputnik V vaccine, only 36% of Russians are fully vaccinated. Putin also ordered a nationwide paid week off starting on 30 October to curb fast-spreading infections. Putin this week linked Russia’s high death rates to what he called an “unfortunately” low vaccination rate and urged Russians to show “responsibility” and get the jab. Although it is being used in dozens of countries, Sputnik V is not approved by the EU or the World Health Organization.
Matteo Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship
Matteo Salvini, Italy’s rightwing former interior minister, has gone on trial charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to dock in Sicily. Salvini was present for the opening day of the trial in Palermo, Sicily, which was expected to deal mostly with procedural requests. Salvini took a hard line on migrant arrivals, blocking ships and pushing for Europe to take some of the burden off Italy. Prosecutors accuse Salvini of dereliction of duty and kidnapping for refusing to allow the ship into port for days in August 2019. During the nearly three-week standoff, some migrants threw themselves overboard in desperation and the captain pleaded for a safe, nearby port.
Tammy Hembrow leaves little to the imagination in a tiny blue bikini
She's the Instagram star who honed her bodacious body and curves through intense gym workouts. And on Saturday, Tammy Hembrow left nothing to the imagination as showed off her workout results in a tiny, light blue bikini in a series of raunchy photos posted to her Instagram. Stunning: In an Instagram post shared on Saturday, Tammy Hembrow (pictured) left little to the imagination as she showed off her fit body in a tiny blue bikini'I am so grateful,' Tammy added before tagging the Neena Swim bikini and swimsuit brand. In the saucy images, Tammy pulled different poses and put her curves on display for her 13.3 million followers. In July, Tammy revealed what she eats to maintain her toned physique and gave her followers a look inside her fridge and pantry.
Amanda Holden, 50, showcases her enviable frame in a skimpy red bikini during family holiday
Amanda Holden sent pulses racing as she treated her Instagram followers to a steamy beachside snap during a sun-soaked family holiday on Friday. The TV personality, 50, certainly turned up the heat as she strolled along the seashore in a skimpy red bikini. Wearing her gorgeous blonde tresses in damp waves, the Britain's Got Talent judge wowed onlookers as she flashed her toned pins. 'Holden's Happy Hour,' she wrote alongside the Instagram Stories snap, which saw her cut a very trendy white top featuring blue-and-black tie-dye prints. Scene: Amanda told how many passersby thought she and Jemma were actually related as they filmed in the capital
Sunak to boost Britain's green agenda in belt-tightening Budget
Rishi Sunak will have one eye firmly on the next election when he steps up to the despatch box on Wednesday to deliver his third Budget. Even in the unique pandemic era of battered public finances, Sunak is treading a well-worn path for chancellors: restraint today, giveaways tomorrow. Keeping the purse strings tight now means Sunak can woo voters with big tax cuts before Britons go to the polls. “As chancellor, you wouldn’t really want to be coming into an election with lots of big tax rises starting to bite,” says James Smith, research director at the Resolution Foundation. Its forecast is expected to be positive for Sunak after a quicker than expected recovery since March and hopes of reduced long-term scarring.
Simon Amstell: Spirit Hole, review: anxiety, aging, drugs and orgies make a surprisingly uplifting set
It certainly startled one chap I overheard leaving Ally Pally after Friday’s show. Amstell is such a frank performer that his stand-up scripts, published as Help in 2017, neatly doubled as an autobiography. It’s a pothole he falls into in the second half of Spirit Hole, which, though engaging and neatly structured, finds him retreading those familiar themes. The first half, though, is excellent; its routines on aging and status anxiety might be his tightest and funniest writing to date. The delivery is superb, too, and he knows it, with the confidence to give each punchline plenty of space.
Ex-NRL WAG Arabella Del Busso to fight charges of stealing $52,000 from her former employer
Arabella Del Busso will fight charges of allegedly stealing $52,350 from her former employer. Charges: Ex-NRL WAG Arabella Del Busso (pictured) will fight charges of stealing $52,000 from her former employerPolice allege in court documents that she stole $35,785 from Rheumatology Specialist Care in Kogarah – now known as Integrated Specialist Medical Care – between September 2019 and February 2020. Police further allege Del Busso stole $16,565 from the clinic's Randwick location over the same period. Del Busso was supposed to have attended court back in June, but requested an adjournment amid Covid-19 travel restrictions which was granted. Pictured togetherReynolds was later charged with allegedly assaulting Del Busso during a domestic incident – with a video of a heated argument between the pair circulating online.
Suki Waterhouse showcases her edgy sense of style
She is known for her edgy sense of style. And Suki Waterhouse, 29, was showcasing her chic fashion on Friday as she was spotted out in West Hollywood wearing a kooky get-up. The actress looked stunning in a pared-back look comprising a slightly open button-down cardigan with a complementary trousers and a bucket hat. As far as the press is concerned, he’s R-Patz and you’re Suki Nobody,' she says. In since-deleted tweets, Suki made it clear that she didn't appreciate being the overlooked half of a celebrity couple.
Parents who are occasionally abrupt with their children may be guilty of 'mild neglect', says NSPCC
Parents who are occasionally abrupt with their children and hold low-key celebrations may be guilty of ‘mild neglect’, according to NSPCC guidance. Child protection social workers use the Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) to score parents they suspect of neglecting their children on a scale of one to five, with one being the best and five the worst. Other behaviours which score three include being mostly warm and responsive to your child but "occasionally flat, brisk or abrupt, when burdened with problems". In June an initial report from the Independent Review of Social Care, said social services spend too much time investigating struggling families rather than helping them. “By identifying needs in this way, professionals can ensure children and families are getting the support they need.
Author Tara Moss sells her Blue Mountains home for $1.85 million
Tara Moss is making moves after selling her Blue Mountains, NSW home. The 48-year-old author and her poet husband Berndt Sellheim have sold their Blackheath property for $1.85 million. Sale: Tara Moss (pictured) is making moves after selling her Blue Mountains, NSW homeThe four-bedroom home, called Canyon Cottage, sits on 1.2 hectares of land. To keep things toasty in the region, which is known for snowfall in the winter, the property has an under floor heating system. Sold: The 48-year-old author and her poet husband Berndt Sellheim have sold their Blackheath property for $1.85 million.
Gerry Marsden leaves £480,000 and a Spanish property to his wife Pauline following his death aged 78
Gerry Marsden left almost £480,000 and a Spanish property to his wife Pauline following his death aged 78 earlier this year, according to reports. Asked last year whether he found it ironic that his band was called The Pacemakers, Gerry replied: 'No. Gerry was part of the band with his brother Freddie Marsden, along with Les 'Chad' Chadwick and Arthur McMahon. Gerry'The good old days: The Beatles and Gerry Marsden are photographed in 1962Gerry's daughter Yvette Marbeck said on Sunday: 'My sister Vicky and myself have always been very, very proud of dad. Piers Morgan tweeted: 'RIP Gerry Marsden, 78.
Kimberly Wyatt says The Pussycat Dolls tour WILL go ahead
Kimberly Wyatt has said that The Pussycat Dolls long-awaited reunion will go ahead next September despite months of delays. The group's tour was previously thrown into jeopardy by the pandemic and reports that Nicole Scherzinger was being sued by the band's founder for 'refusing to participate'. 'Nobody has told me that it has been cancelled': Kimberly Wyatt has said that The Pussycat Dolls long-awaited reunion will go ahead next September despite months of delays (pictured in September)She continued: 'I’m desperate to get out there. The reunion tour - featuring Kimberly, Jessica Sutta, Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts and Carmit Bachar - was initially postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic after it was announced back in November 2019. Legal challenge: The future of the tour was placed in doubt again earlier this year when Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin filed a lawsuit claiming Nicole was refusing to participateRobin, who's best known as a choreographer, founded The Pussycat Dolls in 1995 as a burlesque troupe.
Petra Ecclestone and Sam Palmer enjoy a family day out at Disneyland with their four children
Petra Ecclestone was every inch the doting mother as she enjoyed a family day out to Disneyland with her four children on Friday. The daddy-daughter-duo sported matching white T-shirts for the family day out with Sam keeping things covid-safe in a mauve protective face mask. The stateside visit comes after Petra and Sam recently put their £170 million home in the UK up for sale. 'This is one of my favourite rooms of the whole house,' Sam adds. The clip, produced by Architectural Digest, shows mother-of-four Petra and Sam introducing people to their Grade II listed Georgian home.
Britney Spears heads out on a fast food run with fiancé Sam Asghari in a white BMW
Britney Spears and her fiancé Sam Asghari shared a burger after heading out on a fast food run in Los Angeles on Friday. Sharing is caring: Britney Spears, 39, and her fiancé Sam Asghari, 27, shared a burger while riding around in a white BMW on FridayMoments later he was seen taking a bite as the couple rode through Southern California ahead of the weekend. In one of the photos, Britney was seen carrying one of the boys while she wore a floral-print bikini with a backwards baseball cap and dark sunglasses. Sean sported a thick mass of curly hair and wore a simple black hoodie, while Jayden wore his dark hair shaggy and had on a black sweatshirt. Their relationship was documented on the five-episode reality series Britney And Kevin: Chaotic, before they got married in September 2004.
Victoria Beckham shares the secret to her happy 22 year marriage with husband David
Victoria Beckham has shared the secret behind her successful 22 year marriage to husband David Beckham. Speaking to Stellar Magazine this week, the fashion designer, 47, said it's really quite a simple formula. 'We always make time for each other, even if it's just doing everyday things like having dinner or exercising,' she said. Love: Victoria Beckham (left) has shared the secret behind her successful 22 year marriage to husband David Beckham (right). The couple also share sons Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 19 and Cruz, 16, and daughter Harper, 10.
Dua Lipa goes make-up free while donning a brown fleece as she exits Chiltern Firehouse
Dua Lipa turned the heads of onlookers as she made a very stylish departure from London's Chiltern Firehouse in the early hours of Saturday morning. The singer, 26, looked nothing short of sensational as she donned a GCDS fleece with football-and-star prints. Dua was honored by the Atlantic Council on Thursday as one of the recipients of its 2021 Distinguished Leadership Awards. The gala also will serve to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Atlantic Council, which promotes constructive United States leadership alongside global allies. The Atlantic Council in its release cited Dua's work with her Sunny Hill Foundation that aims to improve life in Kosovo.
Judy Greer reflects on friendship with 13 Going On 30 co-star Jennifer Garner
Judy Greer has revealed that she and Jennifer Garner were always destined to become best friends. The actresses, who starred together in the 2004 romantic comedy 13 Going On 30 (called Suddenly 30 in Australia) formed a fast friendship on set, but Judy thinks the pairing was simply destiny. Pals: Judy Greer has revealed that she and Jennifer Garner were always destined to become best friends. Destined: The actresses, who starred together in the 2004 romantic comedy 13 Going On 30 (called Suddenly 30 in Australia) formed a fast friendship on set, but Judy thinks the pairing was simply destiny. Pictured in 2004On another image, Garner wrote: 'Hint: She stops and talks to every dog she sees.'
Julia Roberts cuts a casual figure as she arrives in Sydney Airport on private jet
Julia Roberts has arrived in Sydney ahead of filming her new romantic comedy movie with George Clooney in Queensland. The 53-year-old touched down in the Harbour City on a private jet on Saturday. Julia Roberts cut a casual figure as she arrived in Sydney Airport on private jet on Saturday, ahead of filming new movie with George Clooney in QueenslandThe Academy award-winning actress cut a casual figure in a black short sleeve top with matching trousers and sandals. George and Julia will play a divorced couple who travel to Bali in a desperate bid to stop their daughter, played by Kaitlyn Dever, from getting married. Julia and George are longtime friends and this will be their fourth time appearing on the silver screen together, with earlier film projects including Ocean's Eleven and Money Monster.
Elle Macpherson admits she didn't have a skincare routine until she was 50
The 57-year-old now uses a skincare and beauty regime with a slew of lavish products more than $2200. Elle Macpherson admitted she didn't have a skincare routine until she was 50. She told Vogues: 'When I was younger, I didn't even have a skincare routine. 'I was 18 years old or 19 years old, even until I was 50, pretty much, I didn't have a skincare program. Routine: 'I was 18 years old or 19 years old, even until I was 50, pretty much, I didn't have a skincare program.
Christina Aguilera sends pulses racing in snakeskin bodysuit at a party for her new single
She's been teasing her fans this week with glimpses of herself in risqué dominatrix-inspired leather looks to promote her new Spanish-language single Pa' Mis Muchachas. Christina complemented her bodysuit with a long white-lined coat in a similar diamond-shaped python pattern with more vibrant white patches. Christina was celebrating the release of Pa' Mis Muchachas on Friday, marking her first Spanish-language single in more than 20 years. The track, whose title translates to 'For My Girls,' is the first release of an upcoming Spanish-language album from the singer. Although the album topped Billboard's Latin music charts and was a hit in several Spanish-speaking countries, she never returned for another Spanish-language album — until now.
Jennifer Garner rocks suede mini shirt and a knit sweater as she drops by construction site in LA
Jennifer Garner looked every bit the fall fashionista as she stepped out in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon. The 49-year-old Alias star showed off her toned legs in a brown suede mini skirt paired with a cozy oversized sweater. Garner was pictured stopping by her future Brentwood home, which has been under construction for a good part of the pandemic. Garner recently reconnected with her ex John Miller, who she dated from 2018 until their abrupt split in 2020. ReconnectedL Garner recently reconnected with her ex John Miller, who she dated from 2018 until their abrupt split in 2020.
Lori Loughlin marks her return to acting in the trailer for When Hope Calls Christmas
Lori Loughlin showcased her return to acting in a recently-released teaser for the upcoming television special, When Hope Calls Christmas. When Hope Calls, which initially made its debut in 2019, is a spinoff of the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart - which Lori starred in from 2014 until her involuntary departure in 2019. When Hope Calls is centered around a pair of orphaned sisters who reunite as adults and start an orphanage in a small town in the western part of Canada. The first season of When Hope Calls initially made its debut in 2019, and the Full House actress is set to feature in its second season's premiere, which will arrive on December 18th. Loughlin was previously removed from the cast of When Calls the Heart due to her involvement in a college admissions scandal, collectively referred to as Operation Varsity Blues.
January Jones and Julianne Hough attend the Mother x Carolyn Murphy capsule collection luncheon
January Jones and Julianne Hough attended a luncheon in Malibu, California on Friday to celebrate the launch of the MOTHER x Carolyn Murphy fashion collection. The exclusive event was hosted at The Thorne Family Farm, where attendees were treated to a farm-to-table meal by Malibu Farm. Autumn afternoon: January Jones and Julianne Hough attended a luncheon in Malibu, California on Friday to celebrate the launch of the MOTHER x Carolyn Murphy fashion collectionJones wowed in a flattering blood orange crewneck sweatshirt, light wash MOTHER denim jeans, and camel boots. The blonde bombshell dressed for the occasion in brown pleated and cuffed trousers that she complemented with nude heels. The gourmet dishes were held out on the arm of a Malibu Farm server.
Heidi Klum supports her husband Tom Kaulitz at his band Tokio Hotel's album launch party
Her husband Tom Kaulitz has just dropped a new album with his band, Tokio Hotel. And Heidi was there to support her man as they attended the album launch party together in Berlin, Germany, on Friday evening. Tokio Hotel is a German rock band, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer, and bassist Georg Listing. Their outing comes after her eldest child Leni attended the LA premiere for the Netflix movie The Harder They Fall with her famous dad, Seal. She and Seal divorced in 2014 and the TV personality tied the knot with fellow German Tom in 2019.
George Clooney arrives at Sydney Airport with his wife Amal and their children
George Clooney arrived in Sydney Airport with his family on Friday night, ahead of filming his new movie with Julia Roberts in Queensland. The 60-year-old was leaving airport's private side exit lead by one of his children, whom he shares with wife Amal. George and Amal are proud parents to four-year-old twins - daughter Ella and son Alexander - who they welcomed after tying the knot in 2014. Other filming locations include the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and the production is expected to generate $47million for the Australian economy and create more than 270 jobs. George will relocate to Australia for the two-month project along with lawyer Amal and the couple's five-year-old twins.
Hailey Bieber catches a Lakers game with husband Justin Bieber and BFF Kendall Jenner
She shared her condolences to the family of the cinematographer accidentally shot and killed by her uncle Alec Baldwin earlier in the day. The 24-year-old model and the 27-year-old pop superstar were joined at their court-side seats by Hailey's good friend Kendall Jenner, 25. Both Hailey and her love wore black masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus while heading into the arena, though they were less consistent about mask wearing inside. Also watching the Lakers and the Suns was rapper Saweetie, who was bundled up in a black patchwork jacket over a black hoodie and black jeans. 'Sending all my love to the family of Halyna Hutchins,' Hailey wrote in her Insta Stories, adding, 'This is a truly unimaginable and devastating tragedy.'
Paul McCartney reveals he wanted to become an ENGLISH TEACHER if he had not found Beatles fame
Paul McCartney has said he would've taught English if he had not found fame with The Beatles. McCartney told BBC Radio 4's A Cultural Life that if the Fab Four had not been successful, the only other thing he was qualified for was teaching, according to the Telegraph. He used the interview to talk about the impact that his own English teacher Alan Durband had on his when he was growing up in the 1950s. McCartney told presenter John Wilson that after being introduced to literature by his teacher he began being interested in the Royal Court theatre in Liverpool. McCartney told the programme that the late John McCartney had been the one which split the band up months before it was announced, with McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison sworn to secrecy.
Kendall Jenner packs on PDA with her NBA star boyfriend Devin Booker after his latest win
And Kendall Jenner was every inch the supportive girlfriend as she packed on the courtside PDA with her basketball star boyfriend Devin Booker at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night. Cute: Kendall Jenner was every inch the supportive girlfriend as she packed on the courtside PDA with her basketball star boyfriend Devin Booker on Friday nightKendall nailed courtside style as she stepped out in an effortlessly chic all black ensemble. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star sported a lightweight leather-look shacket which she styled with a pair of dark jeans. Kendall wore her raven tresses in a sleek straight style and accentuated her features with lashings of lip liner and bronzer as she watched her boyfriend play. Squad: Kendall watched the game alongside the rapper Travis Bennett, her fellow model Hailey Bieber and her pop star husband Justin BieberAnd on the series reunion she maintained that she values privacy.
Holidaymakers will need THREE Covid jabs if they want to travel abroad next year
Care minister Gillian Keegan, 53, said the vaccine passport system will evolve, which could mean having three jabs to be able to jet off. And bearing in mind a lot of people will have had Covid - they're essentially tripled covered.' Meanwhile, care minister Keegan said: 'The advice at the moment is the double-jabbed vaccination. The third vaccine saw a low uptake with just 3.7 million people taking it out of a possible 7.9 million. The Government denied there were any plans to alter vaccine passports to mean people would need three jabs to go on holiday abroad but millions could be affected if a U-turn occurred.
Brazil's Andrade claims world vault title
Advertising Read moreKitakyushu (Japan) (AFP)Andrade finished well clear of her vault rivals in Kitakyushu, western Japan, but was second behind China's Wei Xiaoyuan in the uneven bars. A host of top gymnasts, including American superstar Simone Biles, skipped this year's world championships. "I have a team that respects me and respects my decisions, not just in gymnastics but in my personal life as well," she said. Elsewhere at the world championships, Italy's Nicola Bartolini won the men's floor final, while American Stephen Nedoroscik claimed gold in the pommel horse. In the day's other apparatus final, China's Lan Xingyu won the men's rings event.
Russia puts torture video whistleblower on wanted list
Advertising Read moreMoscow (AFP)According to a notice published on the Russian interior ministry's website, Sergei Savelyev -- a Belarus national -- is wanted in connection with an unspecified criminal case. Fearing reprisals, he fled Russia in February and last week arrived in France, where he asked for asylum. Savelyev said that while the interior ministry did not provide details of why he was wanted, he thought it was for "leaking state secrets". "They are going down the only path they know, the path of force," he said in a video from France published by Gulagu.net. Torture and sexual violence inflicted on inmates have long been systemic in Russia's vast penitentiary system, prison monitors say, but the videos have cast new light on such abuses.
A history of art & tradition: the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève celebrates its 20th anniversary
The Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix (GPHG) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Considered the Oscar of watchmaking, the event enables enthusiasts to look back at previous winners of the Grand Prix de l'Aiguille d'Or, the most coveted award in the competition.
UN Security Council delegation in Mali to push for civilian government
A UN Security Council delegation is expected in the Malian capital Bamako on Saturday to press the transitional government to allow a civilian administration to take over following two coups in the West African country in less than a year. Since 2012, the Islamist insurgency has swept into central Mali and spilled over into neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger. The UN delegation includes representatives of China, India, Russia and the United States and is due to visit Niger on Sunday. The New York-based group also called for inquiries into abuses committed by all parties to the conflict in Mali. "Mali's transitional government shouldn't be standing back while its soldiers are linked to a wave of abuses," HRW Sahel director Corine Dufka said in the statement.
Russia Reports Record Covid Deaths and Cases
Russia on Saturday reported a record 1,075 Covid deaths in 24 hours as Europe's hardest hit country with dramatically low vaccination rates braces for nationwide curbs from next week. Despite multiple pleas from President Vladimir Putin and the availability of the home-grown Sputnik V vaccine, only 36% of Russians are fully vaccinated. According to fresh government figures, the country saw a record 37,678 new virus cases on Saturday. Putin also ordered a nationwide paid week off starting Oct. 30 to curb fast spreading infections. Although it is being used in dozens of countries, Sputnik V is not approved by the EU or by the World Health Organization.
I couldn't be under more pressure, says Koeman ahead of Clasico
Ronald Koeman's future as Barcelona coach has been uncertain in recent weeks. "I don't think it's possible to be under more pressure," said Koeman at the eve of match press conference. "As Barcelona coach you have to take it, no problem. Barcelona sit seventh in La Liga after winning four of their opening eight games but they are only two points behind Real Madrid. After beating Valencia in La Liga and Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League, a victory at Camp Nou on Sunday would round off an encouraging week for Koeman and his team.
China passes law to reduce pressure on children from homework
China has passed a new law to limit the pressure on children from homework and after-school tutoringAdvertising Read moreBeijing (AFP)The government has imposed several rules in recent months aimed at combating activities it considers harmful to the development of China's youth. Beijing has already banned minors from playing online games for more than three hours a week in an effort to tackle addiction. Local authorities will be told to "strengthen their supervision in order to reduce the burden on students in terms of homework and extra-curricular lessons", said news agency Xinhua, citing a law passed by the Chinese legislature. The law will come into force on January 1 next year. Reducing the pressure on parents is also seen as a way to encourage Chinese people to have more children as the country's population ages.
New whistleblower says Facebook put profit above fighting misinformation
A former Facebook worker reportedly told US authorities Friday the platform has put profits above fighting problematic content. A former Facebook worker reportedly told US authorities Friday the platform has put profits before stopping problematic content, weeks after another whistleblower helped stoke the firm's latest crisis with similar claims. Advertising Read moreThe unnamed new whistleblower filed a complaint with US financial regulator Securities and Exchange Commission that could add to the company's woes, said a Washington Post report. Erin McPike, a Facebook spokeswoman, said the article was "beneath the Washington Post, which during the last five years would only report stories after deep reporting with corroborating sources." Facebook has faced previous firestorms of controversy, but that has not translated into substantial new US legislation to regulate social media.
Mali receives Russian helicopters and weapons, lauds Moscow 'partnership'
Russian military Mil Mi-8 and a Mil Mi-26 helicopters fly above the Kremlin in downtown Moscow during a military parade on June 24, 2020. A cargo plane delivered four helicopters, weapons and ammunition from Russia to Mali late on Thursday, Malian interim defence minister Sadio Camara said. The delivery comes at a moment of tense relations between Mali and its key military partner France over reports Bamako could recruit Russian mercenaries as Paris reshapes its 5,000-strong counter-terrorism mission in the region. Meanwhile Mali's prime minister on Saturday accused Paris of abandoning Bamako in a speech at the United Nations. And that dishonours what isn't even a government," he told Radio France International.
Obama stumps for Virginia candidate in race seen as referendum on Biden
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday joins a roster of high-profile Democrats campaigning for Terry McAuliffe, a candidate for Virginia governor in a race seen as a barometer of the country’s political direction after Joe Biden, a Democrat, won the presidency over Republican Donald Trump a year ago. FILE PHOTO: Candidate for Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe speaks during his campaign rally in Dumfries, Virginia October 21, 2021. Democrats flipped the Virginia legislature in 2019 and Trump lost the state by 10 percentage points in November 2020, double his margin of defeat in 2016. McAuliffe has sought to paint Youngkin as a far-right extremist and align him with Trump, who has endorsed the Republican candidate. Youngkin issued a statement saying it was “weird and wrong” to pledge allegiance to a flag with Jan. 6 connections.
Belarus sends truckloads of asylum seekers to Poland, Baltics – BBC
BBC published a report on Friday, detailing the journey of asylum seekers from Syria to Germany via Belarus. To enter the European Union, some were assisted directly by the Belarusian authorities on the border with Lithuania and Poland. “As the group stood close to the border, soldiers appeared and told them to wait. People detained in Lithuania also told the BBC they had received assistance from the Belarusian officers. Read more: Baghdad to Lithuania: how Belarus opened new migration route to EU – LRT Investigation
Chris Hayes Exposes The 'Cruelty At The Core' Of The GOP
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Friday examined how the political right is “cultivating nastiness as a political virtue.”Instead of “virtue-signaling,” Hayes suggested in a segment about the “cruelty at the core” of the Republican Party that right-wingers were now embracing “vice signaling.”Advertisement“‘Look at me, I’m a loud, ostentatious jerk’ is increasingly what it means to be a right-wing politician in America these days,” he posited. Hayes noted multiple instances of Republicans shamelessly attempting to ride out scandals, saying: “The ability to make people believe that’s all nonsense, or maybe that it’s true and they don’t care because you’re sticking your finger in the eye of them, that is the dangerous political superpower that all of these people are desperate to develop.”
Sinema's office outlines opposition to tax rate hikes
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Kyrsten SinemaBiden injects new momentum into filibuster fight On The Money — Democrats confident cuts won't water down bill Sinema's office outlines opposition to tax rate hikes MORE's office on Friday outlined the senator's opposition to raising tax rates, saying the Arizona Democrat thinks that just increasing rates "will not in any way address the challenge of tax avoidance or improve economic competitiveness." "She has told her colleagues and the president that simply raising tax rates will not in any way address the challenge of tax avoidance or improve economic competitiveness." Biden and House Democrats both released plans earlier this year to raise the corporate tax rate, the top individual income tax rate and the top capital gains rate. Ideas that Democrats are considering in lieu of tax rate increases include taxing billionaires' investment gains annually, a tax on stock buybacks and a minimum tax on large corporations' income as reported on financial statements. Sinema's office said that the senator is working with Sen. Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth WarrenSinema's office outlines opposition to tax rate hikes The CFPB's data overreach hurts the businesses it claims to help Runaway higher ed spending gains little except endless student debt MORE (D-Mass.)
Turkey sends mixed signals over Syrian mercenaries in Libya
Russia insists that all foreign forces, including Turkish troops and Turkish-backed militias, should withdraw while Moscow is increasing its coordination with Egypt. According to sources familiar with the withdrawal process, Turkey pulled Syrian mercenaries stationed in Misrata and Tripoli out of the country on three separate flights over the past two months. In addition to the Syrian fighters, foreign mercenaries within Hifter’s ranks also involve Chad and Sundanese militia. According to the SOHR, the total number of Syrian mercenaries fighting in Libya reaches some 7,000. Russia, in turn, argues that all foreign forces, including the Turkish troops, should withdraw in a gradual and synchronized manner.
‘Carol’s Journey’: What Facebook knew about how it radicalized users
Smith didn’t follow the recommended QAnon groups, but whatever algorithm Facebook was using to determine how she should engage with the platform pushed ahead just the same. People radicalized through these rabbit holes make up a small slice of total users, but at Facebook’s scale, that can mean millions of individuals. By summer 2020, Facebook was hosting thousands of private QAnon groups and pages, with millions of members and followers, according to an unreleased internal investigation. Drebbel identified 5,931 QAnon groups with 2.2 million total members, half of which joined through so-called gateway groups. ET): A previous version of this article misstated the purpose of Facebook’s Drebbel team.
Still unclear where Sinema stands on proposed tax increases
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Trump's Big Lie is the new Lost Cause — and it may poison the country for decades
Remember his return from Walter Reed Medical Center to the White House? Losing the election in November and having to move out of the White House has given him something to focus on, however. The centerpiece of Trump's personal Lost Cause is nursing his grudge, and the collective grudge of his followers, against the "elites" they blame for bringing down the dream. Perhaps the most important way the South promoted its Lost Cause after the Civil War was through electoral and legislative means. Donald Trump had to be handed a loss in 2020 in order to begin championing his new Lost Cause.
Thousands of Islamists continue marching to Pakistan capital
A covey of supporters of Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan, a banned radical Islamist party, move toward Islamabad during a protest march, on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Thousands of supporters of the banned radical Islamist party Saturday departed the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, clashing for a second straight day with police who lobbed tear gas into the crowd, a party spokesman and witnesses said. Chaudary)A covey of supporters of Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan, a banned radical Islamist party, move toward Islamabad during a protest march, on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The group began their journey Friday with the goal of reaching the capital Islamabad to pressure the government to release Saad Rizvi, the head of the Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan party. ADVERTISEMENTSaifi said “many” party supporters were injured by tear gas cannisters as they attempted to leave Lahore.
White House delays release of JFK assassination files "to protect against identifiable harm"
The White House said Friday it would delay the release of long-classified documents related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. In 2017, former president Donald Trump released several thousand secret files on the assassination, but withheld others on national security grounds. The White House said the national archivist needs more time for a review into that redaction, which was slowed by the pandemic. U.S. law requires that all government records on the assassination be disclosed "to enable the public to become fully informed." The National Archives has released thousands of documents to the public as part of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, informally known as the JFK Act.
Astros owner Jim Crane on sign-stealing scandal: 'We took the penalty and we’re past that now'
Crane says the 2017 scandal - and the World Series title tainted by it "gets brought up every day," and so even a man as wealthy and insulated as he can't avoid it. "He said," Crane said Friday of Bassitt, "we weren’t the only team doing it." His potential World Series opponent might disagree. And will discuss managing beyond 2021 with 72-year-old skipper Dusty Baker after the World Series. And, regardless of whether Correa re-signs or the Astros win a second championship or fans from L.A. to the Bronx forgive or forget or keep up the pressure, Crane does not anticipate standing down.
College football games to watch, Week 8: Iowa State could be a real threat to No. 9 Oklahoma State
At first glance, the offerings on the Week 8 menu in college football don’t appear all that appetizing compared to some future dates on the calendar. Of course, this is college football, and as we know this is the kind of week that can produce some unexpected results. And, even in what is seemingly an uneventful week, there are always going to be some games worth watching. ET, ABCWhy watch: The Ducks have been living dangerously since their signature win at Ohio State over a month ago. THE BEST SO FAR:Handing out midseason awards for 2021 college football seasonBOWL PROJECTIONS:Iowa's loss adds new wrinkle to College Football Playoff raceCOLLEGE FOOTBALL RE-RANK:Cincinnati rises to No.
Walmart Black Friday: Shop early deals on LEGO, Shark and Keurig now
Good news: Walmart’s early Black Friday 2021 deals are already live. Walmart joins major players including Amazon, Best Buy and Target in offering early Black Friday 2021 deals. Below, we’ve answered frequently asked questions about early Walmart Black Friday 2021 deals, plus details on Walmart’s second Black Friday Deals for Days event and the best deals available now. More: Walmart unveils Black Friday 2021 plans with three sales, early access to deals for Walmart+ membersWhat are the best deals from the early Walmart Black Friday 2021 sale? Early Walmart Black Friday sale: Online November 3, in-store November 5Like last year, instead of one large, post-Thanksgiving sale, Walmart will release new deals on the lead up to Black Friday each week in November.
5 books not to miss: 'Going There' with Katie Couric, unpacking Alan Cumming's 'Baggage'
USA TODAY's Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. The buzz: “Cathartic and revelatory, Cumming’s memoir will fascinate fans and those who relate to his internal struggle," says Kirkus Reviews. The buzz: “This smart, readable biography chronicles Merkel’s remarkable odyssey, weaving her career in the context of the European politics of the day,” writes USA TODAY Washington Bureau chief Susan Page in a ???½ (out of four) review. The buzz: “Readers will want to see a lot more of intelligent, ambitious, and assertive Jordan,” says a starred review in Publishers Weekly. The buzz: “Lively descriptive prose enhances the tight plot of this episodic crime novel, which reads like a TV show in narrative form.
Pumpkin Blondies With Chocolate and Pecans Recipe
Festive and earthy, these bars are made with canned pumpkin purée, which nudges them toward cake territory while maintaining that chewy, rich and irresistible blondie texture. For a swirly chocolate ribbon effect, work with butter that is still ever-so-slightly warm, so that the chocolate chunks have a chance to melt a bit as you fold them in.
Why Andy Warhol and these four other painters are the most forged
It is not known how the art Pereda tried to sell was forged, but Marinello said it’s not hard in this high-tech age. A forged painting alleging to be a collaboration between Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring was part of Pereda’s bust. Facebook; Southern District of New YorkIt is no coincidence that many forged works are contemporary. Fakes, like this so-called “Mao” (top right), which was confiscated by feds from a Los Angeles-based art forger, often have telltale signs. “De Kooning is a big name and this [forgery] would be a trophy for a money manager who is naive about art,” Levene said.
This NJ town has a problem with its school buses
One New Jersey town has seen five school bus crashes in just over a month, according to reports. The motorist who sparked the incident was cited for careless driving, while the man whose car hit the school bus suffered an ankle injury. The crash Thursday night was the second of the day, and fifth involving a school bus since mid-September, when a school bus “wound up perched on another vehicle,” Patch reported. Two days later — on Oct. 8 — a school bus with 30 students on board was hit by another vehicle, whose driver ran a stop sign, NJ.com reported. Local cops have promised to review all school bus crashes in hopes of preventing more mayhem, the Lakewood Scoop reported.
With roots in Havana, Jason Miyares seeks to make history in Virginia
“My mother fled Cuba in October of 1965,” Miyares said. “And almost 50 years to the day she left she was able to go in the voting booth and get a ballot and vote for me to represent her in the oldest democracy in the Western hemisphere. That’s what I call the American miracle.”
Officer opens fire after struggle with driver, D.C. police said
A man who had been shot during the incident on Kennedy Street NW was in surgery Friday evening, said D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III. Contee said the man had been hit in the torso.
After championing gay marriage and battling Trump, Mark Herring says he has more left to do
“When … you look ahead at the next four years some of the most important issues of our day are being fought out in court: gun violence prevention, voting rights, women’s reproductive rights, health care,” Herring said in an interview. “On all of those issues, my opponent is wildly out of step with where Virginians are. There could not be a clearer contrast between the two of us.”
Meet the candidates running for Alexandria mayor and city council
I’m focused on local issues. Having knocked on more than 1,350 doors, I find residents love our city, but sense something is amiss — that they are not being heard and their concerns about the city are not being addressed. It is time City Hall lines up its priorities with residents’ and gets the job done.
The Trailer’s guide to the November congressional elections
Instead, candidates have taken sides in the Democratic fight over passing most of Biden’s agenda in the budget reconciliation bill and pledged to change its policy toward Haiti. Nearly 200,000 Haitian Americans live in Broward and Palm Beach counties, most of them in the 20th District. While many are not eligible to vote, the candidates have rallied with them, echoing criticism from both South Florida Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus. Where the candidates differ on that issue isn’t over whether to let more Haitians come to the United States, but over how many resources they’d fight for to make that happen.
Meghan McCain’s fights on ‘The View’ were as nasty as they looked, she says in new book
McCain also describes herself as a victim of “media abuse” and unfair coverage, pointing to a steady stream of articles during her tenure that included barbs about her attributed to anonymous sources. “Think of all the famously combative male TV anchors on shows with far smaller ratings and much lower profiles,” she writes. “If they raise their voices, they’re respected as passionate and serious. If I push for my ideas, I’m a princess menacing everyone with snow monsters. [ …] The constant media slams were so emotionally and mentally taxing that I thought about leaving many times during those first months.”
Germany portrays itself as a climate leader. But it’s still razing villages for coal mines.
Some of those who have sold are saying they should have the right to buy their houses back. Others accuse those who have held out of splitting the community and say that if they were forced to sell for it to be flattened, it should be. The tensions have boiled over on social media.
How the U.S. terrorist list is getting in the way of peace in Colombia
“The lists only restrict a few areas of support, which has left us with a very wide scope to work together on many other fronts of implementation,” said Emilio Archila, Duque’s presidential adviser for stabilization and consolidation. He stressed that the decision is up to the United States, not Colombia. While U.S. support has been essential to the implementation of the peace accords, Archila wrote in an email, “the leadership is our responsibility.”
YouTube streaming star Valkyrae launches skin care line to controversy, ethical questions
“In terms of these blue light blockers, people have used ingredients like zinc titanium, but mostly iron — arguing that we’re putting minerals on the skin that then are going to reflect off that light,” Suozzi said. “But if you think about the physics of visible light, unless you had an opaque shield or some topical compound that looked completely white on your skin, you’re not going to be reflecting off the light. Just by physics, it doesn’t make sense. So that’s where I think it becomes really misleading to patients. … That’s so many degrees of misinformation.”
Eddie Rosario, who defines himself by big moments, emerges as the Braves’ postseason star
“Eddie’s been great for a long time now, and when you get that kind of hotness, it’s a good feeling. I was on second base for the last home run [in Game 4], and he swung under a 1-0 splitter,” said Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman, indicating just how well Rosario seemed to see the ball, that he could not only anticipate the movement of a splitter but adjust so completely as to have overcompensated. “It’s very hard to swing under a splitter, and he did it. Then he didn’t swing under the next one.”
No. 12 Memphis poised to chase title with No. 1 class, vets
Coach Penny Hardaway believes he has just the right mix for Memphis to chase the Tigers' first national men's basketball championship. 1 recruiting class, but you have some really good veterans to have that mix of older and younger, and that just makes the blend of that is so much better this time around." The last time Memphis started a season ranked, they were 14th in 2019-20 with Hardaway's first top recruiting class. 1 recruiting class of six freshmen is led by 6-foot-8 guard Emoni Bates, who reclassified from 2022. Memphis also plays in the NIT Season Tip-Off against Virginia Tech with a second game against either Xavier or Iowa State.
Expectations high at UConn in coach Hurley's 4th season
Dan Hurley needed three seasons as UConn's coach to get the Huskies back into the NCAA Tournament after a five-year absence. Andre Jackson, last year's big-name recruit, is coming off and injury-plagued freshman season, but is healthy headed into this season. "Now a good player that’s not doing the things that we need him to do for us to win isn’t going to play." So 45:07 has become the team’s mantra this season, with Hurley saying he may make it into a T-shirt. UConn opens the season on Nov. 9 in Storrs against Central Connecticut.
Hall of Famer, Olympic coach Wright returns to loaded Nova
After helping lead Team USA to an Olympic gold medal as an assistant under coach Gregg Popovich, the 59-year-old Wright was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. If Mike Krzyzewski is Coach K and John Wooden was The Wizard of Westwood, might it be time to assign Wright some catchy nickname? "Call me good when we win and bad when we lose," Wright said, with a laugh. He is a two-time winner of the Naismith National Coach of the Year award (2006 and 2016) and The Associated Press men’s college basketball Coach of the Decade. Those guys are teaching our younger guys," Wright said.
Sen. Maggie Hassan: On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, let's combat substance misuse together
The substance misuse crisis is ravaging communities in New Hampshire and across the country – and in many communities, drug overdose deaths increased during the pandemic. Substance misuse is complicated, and there is no one path to addiction. Often though, substance misuse starts with taking a prescription drug – sometimes ones that have been prescribed, and sometimes from old, unused pills left in medicine cabinets. Through this effort, we can help prevent the misuse of prescription medication, and in turn, substance misuse. Across the country, we are also seeing a rise in dangerous drugs such as fentanyl and methamphetamine disguised as legitimate prescription drugs.
Pens' star Crosby: Still no timetable for return from injury
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby still isn't sure when he will be cleared to return after he had left wrist surgery last month. The team announced at the time of the procedure that Crosby would miss a minimum of six weeks. The Penguins have gotten off to a solid start without Crosby and longtime star Evgeni Malkin, who is recovering from knee surgery. "We’re just, I mean everyone is playing the same way," Crosby said. Forward Bryan Rust is "week to week" with a lower-body injury.
No. 1 Gonzaga fully reloaded after run to championship game
That's not a knock on the group Few has assembled for this season, which may end up being one of the most talented rosters Gonzaga has ever had. They may end up equally equipped to contend for the program’s first national title by the end of the season. Gonzaga returns Timme, perhaps the preseason favorite for national player of the year. The talent is certainly there, it’s just a matter of how quickly Gonzaga can fit the pieces together. Few’s first game on the sideline will be Nov. 13 when the Zags host Texas in a showdown of top 10 teams.
Mini Boston cream pies for dessert: Try the recipe
Please palates this Thanksgiving with mini Boston cream pies in chocolate-covered Phyllo shells. "When coming up with the recipe for mini Boston cream pies, I wanted something that was simple to make and used staple kitchen ingredients," Bernice Baran, the baker and blogger behind Baran Bakery tells Fox News. "Because they are mini, they are fun to eat and versatile. They are great for serving with coffee or tea, as dessert, or even a sweet treat in the middle of the day." Mini Boston cream pies are best served slightly chilled.
EU officials face social restrictions at COP26: Report
Two officials attending the conference told Bloomberg the EU will not host its annual reception and guidelines have been issued for socializing. One official said invitations to events will be assessed closely and that the EU has scaled back the number of officials attending the conference by 20-30 percent. If necessary, EU-hosted events will be held online, instead of following the planned hybrid format, the report said. The United Kingdom is experiencing a resurgence in new COVID-19 cases, with an infection rate over three-times the EU average. All delegates attending COP26 are expected to sign up to a COVID-19 code of conduct and undergo daily tests.
In Long Island serial killer investigation, new phone technology may be key to break in case
Nine of the ten victims whose remains were found along Ocean Parkway in Suffolk County are believed to have been sex workers. Sini, a former federal prosecutor with a background in cold case investigations, has invested more than $300,000 in advanced technology to analyze old phone data in the case. Sini noted that while the killer used a burner or "throwaway phone" to contact victims, the killer likely also carried a regular, traceable cell phone. One question befuddled investigators from the beginning: Were they hunting for one serial killer or more than one killer? "But when you're engaged in an investigation, especially a serial killer investigation, you have to keep an open mind.
Fish caught with live, tongue-eating parasite in its mouth
State park workers in Texas recently revealed an image of a fish with a living parasite in its mouth, in place of its tongue. Texas Parks and Wildlife posted the photo to the Facebook page for Galveston Island State Park. The image shows a fish with its mouth being held open, showing a grotesque parasite. This parasite detaches the fish’s tongue, attaches itself to the fish’s mouth, and becomes its tongue." On the Parks and Wildlife post, many commenters seemed alarmed by the photo.
'Nothing but Blackened Teeth' is a real spooky trip
'Nothing but Blackened Teeth' is a real spooky tripEnlarge this image Tor Nightfire Tor NightfireLights on? The characters in Cassandra Khaw's creepy, gorgeous novella Nothing But Blackened Teeth leave well-lit places and easy access to help. Nadia and Faiz are tying the knot, and Nadia's always wanted to get married in a haunted house. Nothing But Blackened Teeth is visually stunning. Nothing But Blackened Teeth will linger with you.
California’s legal weed industry can’t compete with illicit market
The scale of those problems has California’s iconic cannabis industry — the legal side, at least — lagging behind other states that have regulated the market. Many in the industry say they generally support criminal justice reforms, but that the current penalty of a misdemeanor and $500 fine is simply too low to dissuade illicit activity. Every state establishing a legal market has had to contend with illicit operations, but the underground market in California is far more entrenched. Underground dispensaries are often indistinguishable from licensed shops and sell similar-looking items that may be counterfeit or diverted from the legal market. Leaders within the cannabis industry say finding a solution for the tax problem is their top priority for next year.
‘My god what an idiot’: J.D. Vance gets whacked for past Trump comments
“I’m a Never Trump guy,” Vance said in an interview with Charlie Rose in 2016, a clip used in both the new ads. “I never liked him.”Both ads also feature a screenshot of a Vance tweet from October 2016. JD Vance, the venture capitalist and author of "Hillbilly Elegy", addresses a rally in Ohio on July 1. Former state GOP Chair Jane Timken, technology company executive Bernie Moreno and state Sen. Matt Dolan registered in single digits. Trump carried the one-time swing state by 8 points in 2016 and won it again by the same margin in 2020.
Opinion | Colin Powell Ignored His Own Foreign Policy Advice. Now, America Is Starting to Listen.
The Powell Doctrine drew on principles first formulated by Reagan’s Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger in the 1980s. In the run-up to the Gulf War, Powell took Weinberger’s principles and ran with them, arguing that war should be rare and limited. It was, in short, the Powell Doctrine in action. At the peak of Colin Powell’s career, the Powell Doctrine could not persuade policymakers who were determined to use American power to reshape the world. The prudent ideas underlying the Powell Doctrine are making a resurgence.
Draymond Green with an and one vs the LA Clippers
Miami HeraldOne year ago, Brandon Cooper was shot in the butt during what police say was a robbery in a Bay Harbor Island hotel that resulted in the arrest of high-profile rapper Pooh Shiesty. He’s slated to eventually testify against the rapper but this week Cooper also found himself behind bars, accused of taking part in an elaborate bank-fraud scheme.
Draymond Green's mindset on early 2021-22 free throw struggles
Draymond's mindset on early-season free throw struggles originally appeared on NBC Sports BayareaAlthough his team is undefeated and looking like one of the best in the Western Conference, Draymond Green's struggles from the line have made for a frustrating start for the Warriors' forward. A career 71 percent shooter from the line, Green's struggles are apparent, but not a concern quite yet. It was a s----y effort from the free throw line Tuesday and one tonight," Green said after Thursday's game. "Hopefully these coaches will see this and start doing the Hack-a-Draymond so I can get some free points, and I'll start hittin' them shits." Green has never really been known for his free throw shooting, oftentimes hovering around league average each year.
Again and again. Women's pro soccer players just the latest to deal with abuse
Women's pro soccer players just the latest to deal with abuseEnlarge this image toggle caption Steve Dipaola/AP Steve Dipaola/APOne more U.S. soccer match to go for Carli Lloyd. The country's top women's pro soccer league, the NWSL, is still reeling from a scandal involving multiple coaches and alleged abusive behavior toward players. Klingenberg and all the other NWSL players who spoke to reporters that night, after their games, refused to talk about what happened on the field. The demands include thorough and expanded investigations into the allegations of coach abuse and the league's handling of those allegations. Still, Rachel Wood says the movement the NWSL players are creating is giving people the courage to come forward and shine a spotlight on abuse.
There's bipartisan cooperation brewing on Capitol Hill ... over beer
There's bipartisan cooperation brewing on Capitol Hill ... over beerEnlarge this image toggle caption Sean McFarland/LP Creative Studio Sean McFarland/LP Creative StudioA lot "ales" Congress these days — with members clashing over President Biden's domestic agenda and continued fallout from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. "I am the queen of smack talk on Capitol Hill," Congresswoman Kat Cammack said with a laugh as she eyed the competition. I wanted to name our beer after Tupac and Biggie Smalls, but we ended up settling on 'Orange You Glad I Didn't Order Wine.'" "There's a lot of tension right here in Washington," he said. Once he stopped laughing, he said they will take turns displaying the trophy in their Capitol Hill offices to keep with the spirit of the competition.
Biden's equity agenda hangs in balance in the Congress spending negotiations
The centerpiece of that effort was an expanded child tax credit that automatically goes out to families each month through the end of the year. The $3.5 trillion plan would have made the child tax credit permanent. How the policies are intertwinedWhat ultimately ends up in the package will likely determine whether the long-term impact will match Biden's rhetoric on equity. There's also been talk of requiring people to have a job to receive the child tax credit. White House adviser Boushey said all of these programs are supposed to be aimed at the families who need the most help.
Draymond Green's adorable son disinterested in dad's interview
Draymond's adorable son wins interview with disinterested face originally appeared on NBC Sports BayareaDraymond Green admitted he was “pouting” during the Warriors' exciting win Thursday night, and it looks like great body language runs in the family. Draymond’s son, Draymond Jr., stole the spotlight in the postgame press conference after the Warriors’ thrilling 115-113 win over the Clippers with his hilarious demeanor. Draymond’s son looked thrilled to be at the postgame presser ? pic.twitter.com/49ijYE0Vfw — 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) October 22, 2021And funny enough, Draymond Jr. has been making it a habit to not care about dad’s interviews over the years. Five years of not caring about dad's interviews pic.twitter.com/KE6aeD4Zpp — Sam Hustis (@SamHustis) October 22, 2021Much like Steph Curry’s heartwarming moments in press conferences with Riley years ago, let’s hope Draymond Jr. continues to upstage his animated father.
Inside the jaw-clenching world of cricket fighting in China
Inside the jaw-clenching world of cricket fighting in ChinaEnlarge this image toggle caption Yufan Lu for NPR Yufan Lu for NPRBEIJING — The window shades are drawn, the air's filled with cigarette smoke and tension. Fall marks cricket fighting season in China, a sport believed to date back more than a millennium. Enlarge this image toggle caption Yufan Lu for NPR Yufan Lu for NPRHere's how the game works. Enlarge this image toggle caption Yufan Lu for NPR Yufan Lu for NPRThese are high-maintenance crittersZhao Jiuling is a committed cricket competitor. Enlarge this image toggle caption Yufan Lu for NPR Yufan Lu for NPREach night, he cooks a nutritious meal of grain and bean powder for them every night.
Aromatherapy spray linked to US deaths faces recall
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that investigators found the same type of bacteria that causes the disease, melioidosis, in a spray bottle found in one of the patients' homes. The spray found in the Georgia patient's home was made in India. The contaminated product is labeled “Better Homes & Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones,” the CDC said. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Walmart issued a recall Friday for 3,900 bottles of the spray in six scents. ___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.
Exxon to close two Houston-area office towers after staff departures
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp plans to close two Houston-area office towers to consolidate staff in its main campus as it cuts costs following staff departures, the company said on Friday. Exxon announced last year a plan to reduce its global workforce by 14,000 people following a historical annual loss of $22.4 billion. Remaining workers at the two office buildings known as Hughes Landing, in The Woodlands (TX), will be relocated to the company's main Houston-area campus, Exxon spokesperson Casey Norton said. "As the tax discussions are resolved, we look forward to welcoming those employees back to our larger space on the Houston campus," Exxon said in a note. The company has been conducting performance assessment programs resulting in job dismissals and voluntary departures.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
Also, the agency is not sending its workers to replace unvaccinated health care personnel. It shows a March 2019 demonstration in Sao Paulo by a group of Guarani Indigenous people who were protesting changes to health care infrastructure and resources. The protesters were demanding to speak with the mayor about recent changes to health care services provided to Indigenous communities, according to a local news report from G1, a website operated by the Brazilian outlet Globo. Shared Services Canada, which is responsible for providing information technology services across federal agencies, told the AP that the letter circulating on social media is not a real memo from the department. “We can confirm this message was not issued by Shared Services Canada and it does not reflect departmental policy,” an agency spokesperson wrote in an email.
A Frontier Airlines pilot accused of secretly recording a Florida student with a spy camera has been arrested, police say
The 55-year-old was arrested on one count of burglary of an occupied space and one count of attempted video voyeurism. Markus Mainka/Shutterstock.comA Frontier Airlines pilot has been arrested over allegations he spied on a Florida college student. A Frontier Airlines pilot has been charged over allegations he recorded a 19-year-old Florida college student with a hidden spy camera hidden in her apartment, university police said. "The victim believed an individual placed the spy camera outside her bedroom window in order to surreptitiously record her inside her bedroom, where she had a reasonable expectation of privacy." Police said the spy camera was recording for more than two hours before it was spotted, per The New York Post.
Dodgers have played 86 playoff elimination games; here’s the story of each one
They have won their last 10 elimination games. Between Brooklyn and Los Angeles, the franchise has played in 86 elimination games, defined here as a playoff game in which either the Dodgers or their opponent would see their season end with a defeat. They are 44-42 in elimination games. For the list of winner-take-all elimination games in Dodgers history, click here. AdvertisementFor the list of tiebreaker playoff games in Dodgers history, click here.
Trump's new social media SPAC is soaring. Also, what is a SPAC?
A company that doesn't do any business saw its stock soar as much as 400% this week on word it would help launch Donald Trump's social media platform. In addition to building out a social network, Trump Media & Technology Group plans to have a subscription streaming service spanning news, entertainment and podcasts. The former president previously ran a publicly traded company, Trump Entertainment Resorts, which included many of his Atlantic City casinos. A SPAC can bring a company public in three to six months, experts say, where a traditional IPO rarely takes less than a year, and often double that. A wave of class-action lawsuits this year is targeting SPAC companies, after some suffered brutal stock price drops.
Krugman: How not to let corporations kill Biden’s agenda
But corporate money is surely the villain behind the latest roadblock to President Joe Biden’s agenda: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s opposition to any rollback to Donald Trump’s big 2017 corporate tax cut. After all, Sinema, who was in the House of Representatives at the time, voted against that tax cut. And she attacked the tax cut the next year during her run for the Senate. That said, the Biden agenda doesn’t need the revenue from a higher corporate tax rate. In fact, given the arithmetic you might wonder why Biden ever wanted to raise taxes enough to fully pay for his investment agenda.
We need the rain that's about to come. What we don't need is drought amnesia
Something terrible is about to happen in Los Angeles: We’ll soon get rain, a lot of it (by our semi-arid standards) and all at once. “But we need rain,” you say — and you’re right! Hence the problem: The relief will largely accrue to our drought-stricken psyches, not the actual drought. Donald Trump’s presidency was defined by its bashing of immigrants, and now Democrats have a chance to be their champion. L.A. TimesMark Zuckerberg makes a “mwahahaha” metaverse move, and Virginia Heffernan isn’t pleased: “How in the world could this be good?
China's HNA restructuring plan approved by creditors
FILE PHOTO: A HNA Group logo is seen on the building of HNA Plaza in BeijingSHANGHAI (Reuters) - Creditors of China's HNA Group have voted to approve the company's restructuring plan, according to a court comment posted on HNA's official WeChat page on Saturday. The court in China's southern island of Hainan, where the group is based, said the vote had been conducted in accordance with the country's bankruptcy laws. HNA was placed in bankruptcy administration in February and a working group was created by the Hainan government to address the company's liquidity problems. HNA will receive strategic investment of 38 billion yuan ($5.88 billion) after its restructuring, which will go to 11 of its entities including its flagship carrier Hainan Airlines. HNA Group told a meeting of creditors in June that some 67,400 parties were seeking a total of 1.2 trillion yuan, a person who attended the online meeting told Reuters at the time.
High school football: Monte Vista edges California to remain undefeated
DANVILLE – Monte Vista had a fast start Friday night against visiting California and never trailed in a 27-22 victory to stay undefeated. Monte Vista limited Cal to 71 yards passing in the first half and 89 in the game. The teams traded interceptions, as Cal’s Dom Tuyor nabbed a Devitt pass and returned the pick 41 yards to the Monte Vista 24. California answered quickly with a three-play, 54-yard drive that end with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Booras to Nabi Wahab. For Monte Vista, Wright rushed five times for 79 yards, and teammate Cole Boscia caught a game-high six passes for 69 yards.
49ers’ 5 keys to beating Colts on ‘Sunday Night Football’ starts with Jimmy Garoppolo
SANTA CLARA – Hosting a Sunday night game is a perk best traced to the 49ers’ Super Bowl campaign two years ago. “That’s what you live for as a football player, to be on prime time when the whole world is watching you,” right tackle Mike McGlinchey said. SPOTLIGHT ON GAROPPOLOJimmy Garoppolo engineered a last-minute, go-ahead touchdown drive the last time a prime-time, national audience saw the 49ers. Rather, Garoppolo must be prepared to win without relying so heavily on a play-action attack, mainly because the 49ers’ running backs aren’t as reliable as in past seasons. STOP ‘THAT DUDE’Linebacker Fred Warner said Wednesday he’s got a funny story about Colts running back Jonathan Taylor.
Skelton: State is trying to address drought. It’s a tough nut to crack
Now we have 39.5 million people gulping water — plus a lot of overplanted thirsty nut orchards in the arid San Joaquin Valley. The two dry years “surpass ‘the great drought’ of ’76-’77,” says DWR Director Karla Nemeth. So, what’s being done by the state government about this record drought? Pat Brown’s controversial — and long since heralded — State Water Project in 1960, California’s population was less than 16 million. California was the last Western state in 2014 to regulate groundwater, requiring a balance between pumping and replenishing.
Ohio State at Indiana odds, picks and prediction
Below, we look at the Ohio State vs. Indiana odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets. Ohio State at Indiana odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Ohio State -1200 (bet $1,200 to win $100) | Indiana +700 (bet $100 to win $700)Ohio State -1200 (bet $1,200 to win $100) | Indiana +700 (bet $100 to win $700) Against the spread (ATS): Ohio State -20.5 (-120) | Indiana +20.5 (-105)Ohio State -20.5 (-120) | Indiana +20.5 (-105) Over/Under (O/U): 58.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)PLAY: Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Ohio State at Indiana odds, lines, picks and predictionsPredictionOhio State 52, Indiana 17Ohio State (-1200) had two weeks to prepare for this game after dusting Maryland 66-17 last time out on Oct. 9 at the 'Shoe. OHIO STATE -20.5 (-120) is well rested and looking to put away Indiana +20.5 (-105) early with its rejuvenated offense.
Tennessee at Alabama odds, picks and prediction
Below, we look at the Tennessee vs. Alabama odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets. Tennessee at Alabama odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Tennessee +1300 (bet $100 to win $1,300) | Alabama -5000 (bet $5,000 to win $100)Tennessee +1300 (bet $100 to win $1,300) | Alabama -5000 (bet $5,000 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Tennessee +25.5 (-112) | Alabama -25.5 (-108)Tennessee +25.5 (-112) | Alabama -25.5 (-108) Over/Under (O/U): 68.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)PLAY: Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Tennessee at Alabama odds, lines, picks and predictionsPredictionAlabama 45, Tennessee 24While a lot of the haters enjoyed Alabama (-5000) getting toppled at Texas A&M, future opponents knew it was bad news. TENNESSEE +25.5 (-112) is the angrier team in this matchup, coming off of a home loss to Ole Miss.
A look back at ‘Live 105,’ the station that brought alternative music to Bay Area ears for 30 years
On a recent Friday afternoon, Bay Area listeners who had their radio stations tuned to KITS 105.3 FM noticed something odd. “It was hard to turn off the radio station at the time because you didn’t want to miss anything,” Masters said. Our slogan was, ‘The station that dares to be different.’ ”As music tastes evolved, so did Live 105. It was the first mainstream outlet in the Bay Area for grunge, electronic dance music, pop-punk, emo and so on. Mary Nite, who worked as an account executive at Live 105 for more than 20 years, said it felt like family.
South Carolina at Texas A&M odds, picks and prediction
Joe WilliamsSportsbook WireThe South Carolina Gamecocks (4-3, 1-3 SEC) travel to meet the No. South Carolina at Texas A&M odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: South Carolina +750 (bet $100 to win $750) | Texas A&M -1400 (bet $1,400 to win $100)South Carolina +750 (bet $100 to win $750) | Texas A&M -1400 (bet $1,400 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): South Carolina +19.5 (-110) | Texas A&M -19.5 (-110)South Carolina +19.5 (-110) | Texas A&M -19.5 (-110) Over/Under (O/U): 44.5 (O: -120 | U: -105)PLAY: Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! South Carolina at Texas A&M odds, lines, picks and predictionsPredictionTexas A&M 38, South Carolina 13Texas A&M (-1400) isn't going to have a letdown against South Carolina, which has a rather moribund offense. I am confident A&M will solve South Carolina.
Bears vs. Buccaneers — What to Watch 4
KEY MATCHUPWhen the Bears beat the Buccaneers 20-19 last year at Soldier Field, Tom Brady was in his fifth game with the Bucs. The Bears’ secondary has a rising star in second-year cornerback Jaylon Johnson, who contained Packers standout Davante Adams last week. But the Buccaneers are the No.1 rushing defense in the NFL (54.8 yards per game) and second in yards per carry (3.4). The Bears have five rushing touchdowns in the past three games. The Buccaneers have allowed three rushing touchdowns all season.
Grading the Week: Until Noah Fant starts breaking tackles, Broncos’ third-down plan is a bust
Either the Broncos tight end needs to learn how to break tackles, or quarterback Teddy Bridgewater needs to stop throwing him the ball short of the line to gain on third down. Until then, the Grading the Week staff is out on offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur selecting that play from his extensive arsenal. Pat Shurmur — DIt’s become something of a broken record with the Broncos the past few games. Tad Boyle — A+A tip of the cap to the CU Buffs men’s basketball coach for sounding the alarm well ahead of time. Speaking at the team’s media day earlier this week, Boyle implored Buffs fans to not sell their tickets to the blue-clad masses when the Kansas Jayhawks come to Boulder on Dec. 21.
NFL Picks: Green Bay big home favorite over terrible Washington defense
It is remarkable that a defense with so many first-round picks, led by Chase Young, can be so bad. WFT is second-worst in yards allowed (423.0), worst in pass defense (309.5) and worst in points allowed (31.0). The 1-4 Fins are a 2 1/2-point favorite and declined the post-London bye week to play the Falcons, who were off last week. Through six games, Green Bay’s Davante Adams (668) and the Los Angeles Rams’ Cooper Kupp (653) are averaging 100-plus yards per game. Both players should have big games Sunday — Adams faces Washington’s league-worst pass defense and Kupp plays the 19th-ranked Detroit pass defense.
Chambers: Cale Makar searching for his Norris Trophy ability early on
Makar, a 2021 Norris Trophy finalist as the NHL’s best overall defenseman, was tied for the league’s worst plus-minus rating entering Saturday’s game at Tampa Bay. Makar was minus-5 in Tuesday’s 6-3 loss at Washington, and minus-3 in Thursday’s 4-1 loss at Florida. Makar had just one point, an assist, through the first four games, and he looks nothing like the perennial Norris Trophy candidate he’s expected to be. It just takes a few games to get into the groove,” Makar said of not playing in a preseason game. For Makar, missing all of the team’s preseason games appears to impacted his ability to perform at an elite level.
Calvin de Haan’s brewery has survived the pandemic, thanks to his help
But for more than a year after COVID-19 began, Ridge Rock sat empty, unable to host its loyal patrons inside its historic brick building at Carp’s central intersection. Lindsey Osborne, Ridge Rock’s head of sales and marketing, has found his assistance invaluable. Ridge Rock bolstered their marketing efforts, too. His fellow owners and employees held a send-off party for him Sept. 3 on the Ridge Rock patio. Back in Carp, Osborne can see the light at the end of the COVID tunnel.
Dear Abby; Newlywed torn as Mom wants ‘just us girls’ vacation but husband wants to come too
DEAR ABBY: My mom and I have always been close, but since I got married, I have been having a hard time setting boundaries. Within an hour of the passing, the news was all over social media. We barely had time to react, let alone inform all our family members. Imagine finding out a loved one passed away from a non-family member’s social media posting. I am sure that feelings are raw because people are hurting, but please realize that because of social media, news travels like wildfire.
How Arapahoe football developed into surprise 5A contender: “We can make a run at this thing”
Jackson Adams and his friends made a decision four years ago that altered the landscape of Colorado high school football. “Arapahoe and Cherry Creek were both in my top three when I was deciding where I wanted to go to high school. Multiple other guys were looking that direction,” recalled Adams, now a senior outside linebacker and Arapahoe team captain. That’s when Rod Sherman — the three-time 5A state championship head coach at Valor Christian — got hired at Arapahoe. “A lot of these kids could have gone to Creek, Valor or any other school,” Nuu said.
91-year-old cab driver shot in carjacking in Roseland
A 91-year-old cab driver was shot Saturday night in a carjacking in Roseland on the Far South Side. The driver was sitting in a blue Hyundai in the 10700 block of South Longley Avenue about 4:30 a.m. when he was forced out of his car at gunpoint and shot after complying with the gunman, Chicago police said. He was shot in his right hand and leg, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was in fair condition, police said. No one was in custody.
Column: Eddie Jackson — believe it or not — has been a better tackler this season. But the Chicago Bears safety needs more splashy plays — and probably should stay off Twitter.
Against a young quarterback like Justin Fields that doesn’t have a feel for the pocket yet, that could be trouble. There’s not much daylight to run the ball against Vea and Ndamukong Suh, and the second part is that is even more important with those tackles controlling inside blocks. When you combo block, you can’t climb to the linebackers because you can’t come off those tackles. You do that and they’re getting in the backfield and meeting the running back. The Bucs have ridiculous speed at the second level, linebackers who can cut off the ball consistently because they’re running free.”
Criticism and praise for Omari Hardy’s Israel stand | Letters to the editor
Hardy pandered to a small group of voters who confuse opposition to the existence of Israel with a social justice stance. If he had seriously examined the issues, he would have realized that one can be both progressive on domestic issues, such as economic justice and health care, and support the existence of the Jewish state, the only democracy in the Middle East. Your editorial feeds the pernicious myth that Jewish and Black interests are in conflict, which they are not. The late and greatly-missed Rep. Alcee Hastings understood this very clearly.
The cost to rent in South Florida keeps going up. Here’s what some renters are giving up to make ends meet
With rents so high, she has also been looking for a home to buy. But the housing market isn’t much better and Delgado keeps getting out-bid. While she spends her free time checking for new listings, she has cut back on spending on things she enjoys doing — going out with friends or seeing a movie.
Mandatory 10-digit phone dialing to start within 516 area code
In the nearly 50 years he has lived in Nassau, calls made from one 516 number to another in 516 needed only the seven-digit phone number for the call to be completed. Must I use 10 digits (area code + phone number) or 11 digits (1 + area code + phone number)? Young, a Verizon spokesman, says 11 digits (1 + area code + phone number) should be dialed on that company’s systems, regardless of whether you’ve got a VoIP phone, a more-traditional phone line or a cellphone. Locally, affected area codes are 607 (the Southern Tier, which includes Binghamton), 716 (the Buffalo area), 845 (the Hudson Valley) and 914 (Westchester). In how much of the United States is seven-digit dialing within an area code still permitted?
Try pumpkin bagels, pumpkin spice lattes and more at these 3 LI spots
Even Long Island’s breakfast staple got a makeover this month, courtesy of Broadway Gourmet in North Massapequa, which is dying and shaping bagels into doughy pumpkins (almost) too pretty to eat. Here’s more on these three seasonal treats:PUMPKIN ICED LATTERF | RP — Real Food, Real People — is serving java in real pumpkins. It’s easy enough to find orange and orange-and-black bagels around the Island come this time of year, but Broadway Gourmet in North Massapequa is kicking it up a notch. For the months of Oct. and Nov., the bagel shop and caterer is offering orange-tinted bagels shaped like pumpkins. More info: 893 North Broadway, North Massapequa; 516-797-484; broadwaygourmetcaterers.com
Some Catholics favor the Latin Mass. Why the Pope is trying to limit it.
The Church celebrated it in the form of the Latin Mass, also called Tridentine Mass, from the 16th Century until the early 1960s. Catholics who worship at the Latin Mass say they find beauty, mystery, and religious intensity in the ancient liturgy. "The Latin mass is so reverent. Henry and Lea Hansen, who live in Babylon, were married in July at a Latin Mass in Bellmore. While supporting the pope, he acknowledged that the Traditional Mass had drawn younger Catholics.
Early retirement leads Dix Hills man to cycle from sea to shining sea
Once his wife had been upgraded to a walking boot and could drive, Silverman took off again on July 1 for Buffalo to pick up where he’d left off — this time by himself. In addition to using the Adventure Cycling website, Silverman surfed the internet for cycling routes, hotels and campsites. "Every night when I finished, I would plan out the next day," Silverman said, scoping out where to eat and whether to camp or find a motel. Back on the road and in Minneapolis on July 25, Silverman took off two more days to spend with his wife, who’d flown in. In spite of the mountainous terrain, cold, rain and wind, the hardest part of the trip, Silverman admitted, was being away from his wife for so long.
Long Island weather: Cool, clear weekend ahead of rainy stretch
Long Island should see a cool, clear weekend before a wet week ahead, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast calls for partly sunny skies Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures barely reaching 60 degrees. Overnight lows in the 40s through the weekend should give way to showers Sunday night into Monday morning. Rain could continue Monday afternoon and last through the week, with about a 50% chance of rain every day through Friday. No forecast was given for next weekend yet.
Eastern Massachusetts high school football scores and highlights from Friday
Christian Martinez ran for two scores to propel the Jets,JC Petrongolo threw three touchdown passes and Datrell Jones scored twice as No. … Jack Perry threw four touchdown passes, three going to Jackson Delaney, as St. John’s Prep (6-1) defeated BC High, 40-26. … Junior Matt Childs rushed for 160 yards and two scores on 15 carries in a 35-21 win for Medway (4-3) over Bellingham (3-4). Jack Foster rushed for three scores as Newton South (4-3) defeated Boston Latin 21-6 in the Dual County League. Chase Vaughan threw for three scores and ran for two more as Milton (6-1) defeated Lynn Classical 47-8 in a nonleague contest.
Take a walk through Louisville's hidden — and creepy — tunnels
Abused mental patients, a mummified Egyptian priestess and the notorious Al Capone. They are all characters in real-life horror stories revolving around secret underground tunnels throughout Louisville. These tales are scattered all over — ranging from the passages underneath one of the city's most famous hotels to the basement of the company whose very article you're reading. Listed below are a few of the dark tunnels and urban legends around Louisville. Explore them here ... if you dare.
Guardian Angels' Curtis Sliwa: Renegade vigilante lays out plans to shake up New York with mayoral bid
There aren’t many politicians in New York turning up at crime scenes hours after a murder to give stump speeches. But then there aren’t many politicians like Curtis Sliwa. Mr Sliwa announced an unexpected run for mayor last year and in June took 69 per cent of the vote against his rival to win the Republican nomination. The US recorded the biggest yearly rise in murders since the start of national record-keeping in the 1960s. Homicides in New York spiked nearly 50 per cent, to 468.
Chelsea vs Norwich, Premier League: live score and latest updates
Norwich head coach Daniel Farke feels his side will face "the toughest task in world football" when they take on Chelsea today against "one of the greatest coaches on this planet" in good friend Thomas Tuchel. "We know that we face the toughest task in world football - a world-class coach, world-class players and a world-class club," said Farke. "They are the reigning Champions League winners and they are top of the league, in the best league in the world. Norwich will be without on-loan Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour at Stamford Bridge as he cannot face his parent club. At the other end of the pitch, meanwhile, Chelsea will be shorn of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner after they were injured during the 4-0 Champions League win over Malmo.
Want to really understand George Orwell? Look at his rose bushes
But she is never strident and she writes without bile or sneer: one feels she is calmly accepting of what the philosopher Immanuel Kant called “the crooked timber of humanity”. In George Orwell she finds a literary soul mate. Her Orwell isn’t a tub-thumper or a prophet. It is this latter aspect of Orwell that Solnit’s elegantly light-footed and free-wheeling series of essays explores – and one that previous biographers and commentators have largely ignored. It starts with Solnit making a pilgrimage to the Hertfordshire village of Wallington, where Orwell rented a cottage from 1936 to 1940.
NHS users targeted by wave of fraudulent emails – would you be fooled?
The British public has been targeted by an email phishing scam which misuses the NHS brand in order to scam victims of their money. However, one scam in particular has targeted people based in Britain. The NHS Covid scam is notable for its sophistication, according to Kiri Addison, of Mimecast. The attack would typically start with an email offering Covid travel passports and contains a link to a professional-looking website, based on the layout of government and NHS sites. Instead fraudsters make use of the NHS logo to fool people into trusting the website and handing over their personal information.
SAGE scientist calls for masks and WFH NOW to bring down 'unacceptable' Covid case numbers
It comes as trade union leaders warned No10 it risks another 'winter of chaos' if it does not immediately adopt its Covid Plan B. The Government has insisted the triggering of 'Plan B' is not imminent, with the focus currently on rolling out vaccine booster shots. Scientific advisers have told the Government it must ensure Plan B restrictions to tackle coronavirus can be 'rapidly' deployed if needed. UK Hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls warned that businesses will not survive another winter of lockdown restrictions. Asked on Times Radio if she thought businesses would survive if the Government goes ahead with Plan B, she said: 'No I don't, bluntly.
Prince Charles: 'We have dangerously narrow window' for action on climate change
Prince Charles: 'We have dangerously narrow window' for action on climate changeSaudi Arabia, one of the world's biggest oil producers, has revealed plans to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060.
France: Former politician charged with terrorism over far-right plot to attack vaccination centres
A former politician who called for the overthrow of the French government has been charged with terrorism over a far-right plot to attack vaccination centres. Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann was already accused of masterminding the kidnapping of an eight-year-old girl taken from her grandmother's home in April. AdvertisementHe was forced back to France and arrested when Malaysian authorities deported him for over-staying his visa in June. In the 2000s, Daillet-Wiedemann was a local politician in southwestern France who stood with the centrist Democratic Movement. Image: Daillet-Wiedemann was forced back to France after being deported by Malaysia.
China seeks to lift homework pressures on schoolchildren
The law received a mixed reaction on social media site Weibo, with some users praising the drive for good parenting while others questioned whether local authorities or the parents themselves would be up to the task.
Anthony Joshua's rematch against Oleksandr Usyk likely to take place in March, reveals Eddie Hearn
Eddie Hearn has revealed that the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk is 'realistic' for March 2022 and that the UK could host the fight again. The 32-year-old swiftly triggered the rematch clause and could get his revenge as early as March 2022 with promoter Hearn revealing the UK is leading the race to host the rematch. Hearn also confirmed Joshua has not split from long-time trainer Rob McCracken despite being spotted in gyms in the United States. Joshua was pictured with prolific coach Robert Garcia leading to rumours of a split but Hearn confirmed that's not the case as of yet. He hasn't split from Rob McCracken, hasn't decided he's gonna join another trainer – he's just trying to learn.
Cristiano Ronaldo insists he'll 'close mouths' of critics who 'don't WANT to see' his defensive work
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he's 'sleeping good' as Manchester United tumble down the table, promising the trophies he brings to Old Trafford will hush the doubters. Liverpool will arrive at Old Trafford on Sunday as favourites to pile the hurt onto Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Jurgen Klopp's men unbeaten and flying high. It means his team-mates must shoulder the load, but Solskjaer has yet to mould his collection of superstars into a united force. But my role in the club is to win, help the team to win and to score goals - [the defensive side] is part of my job,' Ronaldo told Sky Sports. Ronaldo won't let either manager block him from more silverware, and has looked to take United's troubles into his own hands this season.
Newcastle: Graeme Jones urges his players to deliver a performance 'off the Richter scale'
Newcastle interim boss Graeme Jones wants the players to leave everything on the pitch with a performance 'off the Richter scale' for 90 minutes to help kick-start their campaign in his first game in charge at Crystal Palace. Graeme Jones urged Newcastle to deliver a memorable performance against Crystal PalaceEventually, though, their all-too-familiar shortcomings this season were exposed again as Spurs responded to lead 3-1 by half-time. Jones has been asked to take charge of the next two Premier League games as the search for Bruce's successor continues. 'I speak a lot about consistent football behaviour and consistent football performance, so working towards that is the truth. Whatever the future holds for the club following the reported £305million takeover, Jones believes a change in mindset across all levels can now help Newcastle move forward.
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets net zero emissions by 2060
By Yousef Saba, Saeed Azhar and Marwa RashadRIYADH -Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said on Saturday that the world’s top oil exporter aims to reach zero-net emissions by 2060 and more than double its annual target to reduce carbon emissions. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his energy minister said OPEC member Saudi Arabia would tackle climate change while ensuring oil market stability, stressing the continued importance of hydrocarbons. Saudi Arabia in March pledged to reduce carbon emissions by more than 4% of global contributions. GREENPUSHClimate Action Tracker gives Saudi Arabia the lowest possible ranking of “critically insufficient”. Saudi megaprojects also incorporate green energy plans including a $5 billion hydrogen plant, and state-linked entities are pivoting to green fundraising.
Chelsea vs Norwich - Premier League: Live score, team news and updates
Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea are rubbing their hands in anticipation ahead of an early visit by bottom-of-the-table strugglers Norwich City to Stamford Bridge. The Canaries are yet to win a match this season, while Chelsea have set about an early march to the summit. Victory today will see the Blues on 22 points - a healthy four point margin on second placed rivals Liverpool, who face a tough trip to Manchester United on Sunday. Follow Sportsmail's TOBY MILES for live Premier League coverage of Chelsea vs Norwich, including build-up, team news and updates.
Afghanistan heading towards collapse faster than expected, Swedish minister warns
By Alexander CornwellDUBAI – Afghanistan is heading towards economic collapse that risks spiralling the country into a new political crisis, Sweden’s minister for international development cooperation warned on Saturday. The Red Cross on Friday urged https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/red-cross-warns-aid-groups-not-enough-stave-off-afghan-humanitarian-crisis-2021-10-22 the international community to engage with the Taliban, warning that aid groups on their own could only provide temporary solutions. However Sweden would not channel development money through the Taliban, he said. The movement has faced international criticism for its failure to uphold certain rights since returning to power, including allowing girls access to education. European countries were not ready to reopen their Kabul embassies, Fridh said, adding that more diplomatic missions would open in Qatar before there is a return to Afghanistan.
French Vogue is in danger of 'losing its soul' as Anna Wintour is pushing 'woke values' onto it
Vogue Paris is in danger of 'losing its soul' as Anna Wintour pushes 'American woke values' onto the publication to try and help its tumbling circulation numbers, insiders have claimed. Dame Anna Wintour, 71, is Global Chief Content Officer for Vogue's parent company Conde Nast and the Global Editorial Director of Vogue having previously edited both the UK and US versions of the magazine. The French edition of Vogue is also in danger of having the 'Paris' title dropped from its cover for next month's edition for the first time in 70 years. Vogue Paris is in danger of 'losing its soul' as Anna Wintour pushes 'American woke values' onto the publication to try and help its tumbling circulation numbers, insiders have claimed. In September, Vogue Paris held an exhibition to mark the centenary of the magazine, with Wintour reportedly outraged by the lack of non-white women on the covers on display.
‘It was terrifying’: Thousands of migrants arrested in Libyan security forces crackdown
Desperately seeking shelter, these families, who come from sub-Saharan Africa, fled to the offices on October 1, after Libyan security forces launched a brutal campaign targeting migrants. Security forces began a brutal operation there on October 1. Claiming to be “fighting against drug trafficking", security forces broke down doors and raided people’s homes, forcibly dragging residents out and even using firearms. The anti-migration police [Editor’s note: Security forces who are officially part of the Directorate of Combatting Illegal Migration] and soldiers surrounded the neighbourhood. © Migrant Rescue Watch / TwitterA few days later, on October 8, security forces fired at migrants inside the detention centre, killing at least six detainees.
Why WAS a gun on Alec Baldwin movie set loaded with live ammo? Mystery over deadly chain of events
After firing the gun, Baldwin's immediate reaction was to ask why he'd been handed a 'hot' gun - meaning one containing live bullets. One text message that was circulating on social media, shared repeatedly by union members, refers to a 'walk out' by staff the day before the tragedy. Union members vented on social media before the tragedy about the poor conditions on the set of the film. Baldwin recorded a video of himself encouraging the union members to strike if they felt they needed to, saying studio bosses 'don't give a f**k about you', that the union shared online. Number two is every single person on a movie set has a right to inspect a weapon before it's fired.
Dybala back for Juve's trip to champions Inter
Although Allegri did not say whether the 27-year-old would start at the San Siro on Sunday his return is a boost for Juve as they try to continue their march up the table. "Dybala is available, he's well, he's done two training sessions with the squad so he'll be available," Allegri told reporters. Around 56,000 fans are expected at the San Siro as Inter host their first big match since maximum stadium capacities were increased to 75 percent by the Italian government earlier this month. Champions Inter fell to defeat at Lazio last time out after a second-half meltdown over refereeing decisions but looked strong in their 3-1 Champions League win over Sheriff Tiraspol midweek. "Inter are still favourites for the league title so tomorrow will be test against a good team," said Allegri.
Italian far-right leader Salvini faces court in migrant trial
On the opening day of trial in Palermo, prosecutors asked that they be allowed to question Salvini, who was present in court, on the stand. Prosecutors have asked that the witness list include Conte, as well as Italy's current Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio. Ahead of the hearing, Open Arms' founder and director Oscar Camps said the trial was not politically motivated. A related case in which Salvini was accused of blocking other migrants at sea on an Italian coastguard boat was thrown out by a court in Catania earlier this year. When he blocked the ships, Salvini was part of a coalition government and held the positions of interior minister and deputy prime minister.
Trapped in 'cruel' forest, migrant regrets Belarus-EU crossing
Sitting cross-legged on a bed of pine needles and dead leaves near the border town of Kleszczele in eastern Poland, Abd Alwareth described being a ping-pong ball for the guards. "I tried crossing like five, six times, and every time I got caught and deported back to the border" by Poland, he said in English. Abd Alwareth said security forces told him: "You have only two choices: either you die here or you die in Poland. Though "exhausted" and "devastated," he said he understood that the border guards "are doing their job. His fate up in the air, Abd Alwareth hopes to receive asylum in Poland -- or at the very least, to return to Lebanon.
Matildas shrug off abuse scrutiny to beat Brazil 3-1
Fowler doubled their lead on 66 minutes with a pinpoint header before Brazil struck back almost immediately through substitute Adriana. The introduction of Brazilian great Marta with 20 minutes left gave the visitors added momentum in front of a raucous crowd before Van Egmond's late strike sealed the win. It was a much-needed victory for Australia, who had tasted victory just twice in 12 games since Swede Tony Gustavsson took over as coach. The 36-year-old, who played 150 times for Australia, revealed she was regularly subject to predatory behaviour early in her career. The two sides meet again in Sydney on Tuesday in another friendly as Australia build towards the Asian Cup in India early next year.
Man Utd need time to hit their stride: Ronaldo
The 36-year-old striker wasn't the only high-profile signing made by United boss Solskjaer in the close season. Portugal star Ronaldo believes it is a matter of allowing the team time to gel. "The adaptation will take time, even the system of the game that we play, but I think step by step we have to put it in our mind that everything is possible. "If everyone is thinking like that, sacrifice for the team, I think we will be a better team." It is the kind of high-stakes encounter that United brought Ronaldo back to Manchester for.
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I am very fortunate to live with a very patient and supportive husband, a man who claims not to mind living in a Test Kitchen most weekdays. But the thing I really appreciate is his constructive criticism:“I’m not sure you’re quite there yet,” he will say if I’m wildly off the mark. “No,” he says, “those are cutlets, cutlets,” or “now that is kvass, kvass.”The repetition of the dish’s name is the equivalent of winning a James Beard award. These pillowy soft buns, stuffed with sweet or savory fillings, are deeply satisfying and supremely addictive. Piroshki occupy a special place in Russian cuisine: depending on the filling, they are suitable for just about any meal or snack, though it is luncheon where piroshki really come into their own alongside the indispensable bowl of Russian soup.
U.S. safety board says driver, passenger seats occupied during fatal Tesla crash
Local police had previously indicated driver seat was empty, suggested Autopilot may have been in useThe National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Thursday that both the driver and passenger seats were occupied during an April 17 fatal crash of a Tesla Model S in Spring, Texas. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article contentIn contrast, local police previously said witness statements suggested there was nobody in the driver’s seat when the car crashed into a tree and killed the two occupants. Try refreshing your browser, or U.S. safety board says driver, passenger seats occupied during fatal Tesla crash Back to videoThe NTSB said a review of vehicle data indicates “both the driver and the passenger seats were occupied, and that the seat belts were buckled when the (event data recorder) recorded the crash.”Based on a forensic examination of the steering wheel and information from the car’s event data recorder, the vehicle reached a speed of 67 mph (107 km/h) during the five seconds leading up to the crash, NTSB added. The NTSB also said data indicates “the driver was applying the accelerator in the time leading up to the crash; application of the accelerator pedal was found to be as high as 98.8 per cent.”
Mourners pay homage to slain Kenyan running star Tirop
Among the mourners gathered in Mosoriot, Tirop's childhood village about 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of Eldoret, were two-time Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha and fellow gold medallists Joshua Cheptegei and Peruth Chemutai of Uganda. Many in the congregation wore the signature red shirts of Athletics Kenya, which described Tirop as a "jewel" and one of the fastest-rising stars on the international running circuit. Her death sparked outpourings of grief and condolences from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, but also anger at a life taken so young. Athletics Kenya announced on Saturday that the Kenyan leg of the World Cross Country Tour would be named after Tirop. She went on to become one of Kenya's rising stars -- as the 2015 world cross-country champion, a two-time world medallist over 10000m, and came fourth over 5000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year.
Chris Selley: Canadians are enjoying firing the unvaccinated far too much
Try refreshing your browser, or Chris Selley: Canadians are enjoying firing the unvaccinated far too much Back to video Simpson then asked if Qualtrough was actively trying to ensure such people would not receive EI. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content In the early days of the vaccination drive, Canadian government officials and media outlets were very careful never to blame the hesitant. Article content The point is, it’s hardly unfathomable that even now, otherwise reasonable people are refusing to drink the miracle juice. Article content There is much concern among Canadian elites over the radicalization of the individualist Canadian right.
Stock tied to Trump media venture soars in another frenzy
Digital World Acquisition Corp., the company planning to bring President Donald Trump’s new media venture to the stock market, soared further on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 amid another frenzy of trading. Digital World Acquisition Corp., the company planning to bring President Donald Trump’s new media venture to the stock market, soared further on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 amid another frenzy of trading. Digital World Acquisition Corp. nearly tripled in the first minute of trading before it was temporarily halted. A day before, the stock more than quadrupled to $45.50 from $9.96 after it said it would merge with Trump Media & Technology Group. Digital World Acquisition is a special-purpose acquisition company, something that’s typically called a SPAC or “blank-check” company.
January 6 defendant spoke at far-right rally attended by Proud Boys, despite court order against associating with the group
Pictures posted online and a video obtained by CNN from an attendee show Micajah Jackson near a group of Proud Boys, spouting conspiracies about January 6. She ordered that he "not associate with any known members of the Proud Boys organization." Jackson's presence at the rally with the Proud Boys could create legal problems for him. There's no indication Jackson took pictures with any Proud Boys or knew they'd be at the rally. 'Self-serving' denialsJackson is one of a few dozen Capitol riot defendants with ties to the Proud Boys, according to CNN's latest tally.
Supreme Court agrees to hear challenges to Texas abortion law
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear two cases challenging Texas' abortion law, which bans the procedure as soon as six weeks into pregnancy, but left the law in place in the meantime. The big picture: The high court will now officially hear three major abortion cases this term. The Department of Justice challenged the Texas law in U.S. v. Texas. How it works: The Texas law is the most restrictive abortion ban that has so far been allowed to be enforced since Roe. What's next: The Supreme Court said it will hear oral arguments in both Texas cases on Nov. 1.
Pharmaceutical companies and rich nations delivering just one in seven of the doses promised for developing countries
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS, said: “Rich nations and corporations are shamefully failing to deliver on their promises whilst blocking the actual solution; ensuring developing nations have the ability to make their own vaccines. “It is painfully clear that the developing world cannot rely on the largesse and charity of rich nations and pharmaceutical companies, and hundreds of thousands of people are dying from COVID-19 as a result. Meanwhile, it has itself taken half a million doses from COVAX, despite extreme vaccine shortages in developing countries and having already secured more than enough doses for British people from direct deals with the pharmaceutical companies. Canada has taken over 970,000 doses from COVAX, while delivering only 3.2 million ?or 8 percent? of the 40 million doses it promised. The US has delivered the most doses ?nearly 177 million doses? however, this is just 16 percent of the 1.1 billion promised.
Giuliani associate Lev Parnas convicted on campaign finance crimes
Florida businessman Lev Parnas was convicted Friday on charges of conspiracy to make foreign contributions to political campaigns, according to multiple outlets. Why it matters: Prosecutors said Parnas, then an associate of former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, funneled over $150,000 from a Russian businessman into U.S. campaigns as part of an effort to land licenses in the U.S.'s legal cannabis industry. Parnas also worked with Giuliani to pressure Ukraine into investigating President Biden for alleged corruption in the lead-up to the 2020 election. Details: A jury found Parnas guilty of scheming to use the Russian's money to fund political contributions, which he and co-conspirators planned to trade for political favors to support their joint cannabis venture, according to CNN.
Merkel calls on women to get more active in politics
Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel called for women to get more involved in politics, in a broad-ranging interview published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper's weekend edition. "We've still not managed to enthuse enough women for politics," Merkel said. Leaders hail Merkel's leadershipOn Friday, Pope Francis said Merkel would be a role model for many women when it comes to political engagement. And even when women became cabinet ministers, they were largely confined to the portfolios of health and family affairs. At the start of her fourth term as chancellor, Merkel appointed nine men and seven women for cabinet positions, making it the most female cabinet in German history.
Problematic Jon Gruden emails may be 'more common' than thought, congressman says
"The biggest fear is that what Jon Gruden appears to engage in is much more common than what we otherwise thought," Krishnamoorthi said. They have not heard from the NFL, Krishnamoorthi said, other than to acknowledge receipt of the five-page letter. "This isn't unique to the Washington Football Team. "To get to the floor of the House, you have to be broader than the Washington Football Team." "The Washington Football Team and the NFL enjoy special privileges under our antitrust laws," Krishnamoorthi said.
S.Korea says it reaches goal of 70% vaccinations for COVID-19
A South Korean woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre in Seoul, South Korea April 1, 2021. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoSEOUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) - South Korea said on Saturday that it has achieved its goal of vaccinating 70% of its 52 million people, paving the way for a planned return to normal next month. The goal earlier met with scepticism as the government grappled with global COVID-19 vaccine shortages and shipment delays. Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol said last week that the government will begin a phased return to normal activities starting Nov. 1, putting forward the shift initially scheduled for mid-November. "But meeting the vaccination goal has significant meaning in reducing severe cases and fatality, and as an important precondition for a transition to phased recovery of our daily lives."
Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions
FILE - In this June 28, 2021, file photo, Saudi Aramco engineers and journalists look at the Hawiyah Natural Gas Liquids Recovery Plant in Hawiyah, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)FILE - In this June 28, 2021, file photo, Saudi Aramco engineers and journalists look at the Hawiyah Natural Gas Liquids Recovery Plant in Hawiyah, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It’s no state secret,” Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said at the forum in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia also advocates for language that refers to greenhouse gases, a basket that includes more than just fossil fuels. Greenpeace, which obtained the leaked documents , said Saudi Arabia is enabling nations to continue burning fossil fuels by pushing carbon capture technology.
Suspected poacher likely killed by elephant in South Africa
The body was found by rangers in Kruger National Park. A suspected poacher found dead in a South African national park is believed to have been killed by an elephant, park officials said. Kruger National Park is South Africa's largest wildlife sanctuary, encompassing nearly 5 million acres. In the first half of 2020, 166 rhinos were poached in South Africa, with 88 in Kruger National Park. There are 3,529 white rhinos and 268 black rhinos left in Kruger National Park, according to South African National Parks.
Italy’s Matteo Salvini recorded calling far-right rival a ‘pain in the ass’
Matteo Salvini, the leader of the League party, was left red-faced after a secret recording revealed him swearing and implying his far-right challenger, Giorgia Meloni, was a “pain in the ass”. The centre right’s split in two or three pieces certainly doesn’t help.”The alliance lost mayoral races in Rome, Turin, Bologna and Milan. Salvini downplayed the recording, saying he and Meloni had laughed and joked about it in a WhatsApp exchange. Meloni’s decision to stay out of Draghi’s government has helped her gain momentum in polls, at the expense of the League. Salvini’s strategy of keeping one foot in the government and one foot out is also deterring voters.
Citizens in Advanced Economies Want Significant Changes to Their Political Systems
Across 17 advanced economies surveyed this spring by Pew Research Center, a median of 56% believe their political system needs major changes or needs to be completely reformed. Even in places where the demand for significant political reform is relatively low, substantial minorities say their system needs minor changes. These questions about political, economic and health care reform reveal very different public moods across the advanced economies surveyed. In all six, more than half want major changes or complete reform to the political, economic and health care systems. Still, the desire for change is stronger among Democrats (39% want complete reform and 47% want major changes) than among Republicans (20% complete reform, 43% major changes).
Ecuador grapples with spiraling violence
In recent months, violence in Ecuador has spiked significantly. Watch video 02:08 Guayaquil, Ecuador prison clash leaves up to 120 deadWhat's behind the state of emergency? Many observers, however, suspect that the fight against crime and drug trafficking isn't the only reason for Lasso's state of emergency. Ecuador's conservative President Lasso, a former banker, took office only in May this year after a narrow election victory. President Lasso took office only in May this year, but he's already under fireMeanwhile, resentment against the government has been growing among the population.
Afghanistan heading towards collapse faster than expected, Swedish minister warns
Farzana, 30, holds her one-year-old baby, Omar, at the malnutrition ward for infants of Indira Gandhi Children's hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan October 23, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge SilvaDUBAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Afghanistan is heading towards economic collapse that risks spiralling the country into a new political crisis, Sweden's minister for international development cooperation warned on Saturday. The Red Cross on Friday urged the international community to engage with the Taliban, warning that aid groups on their own could only provide temporary solutions. The movement has faced international criticism for its failure to uphold certain rights since returning to power, including allowing girls access to education. European countries were not ready to reopen their Kabul embassies, Fridh said, adding that more diplomatic missions would open in Qatar before there is a return to Afghanistan.
FDA says benefits outweigh risks for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children
If the FDA authorizes the Pfizer/BioNTech immunization for children 5 to 11 years old, it would be the first COVID-19 vaccine for the age group and shots could be available in the United States in early November. A vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. Based on those results, Pfizer and BioNTech said last month that their COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in the children. The FDA staff said the vaccine met the agency's criteria for the immune response it generated in the children. The company had said previously that the safety profile in the age group was generally comparable to 16 to 25 year olds.
A California teacher was placed on leave after video shows her mimicking Native American dance
(CNN) A math teacher in Southern California has been placed on leave after videos posted online showed her wearing a headdress and mimicking a Native American dance during a lesson. The video appears to have been recorded by a student in Riverside, California, during a math lesson and posted on social media by another person. CNN has repeatedly attempted to contact the person that posted the videos online. At one point, the video shows the teacher making references to a "rock god" and "water goddess." In a statement Thursday, the Riverside Unified School District confirmed one of its teachers was seen in the video and has been placed on leave while an investigation is conducted.
Vin Diesel walks Paul Walker’s daughter down the aisle as she gets married, fans say ‘Paul would’ve been happy’
The daughter of late actor Paul Walker, Meadow Walker, married her fiancé Louis Thornton-Allan in an intimate ceremony. Meadow shared photos and videos from the ceremony on Instagram which showed that her late father’s best friend Vin Diesel walked her down the aisle. Besides a black and white video of the event, Meadow wrote, “we’re married!! One fan wrote, “Paul Walker would’ve been happy,” another said, “Vin walking down was so heartwarming. Universal, the film studio behind Fast & Furious, released a documentary titled I Am Paul Walker, which chronicled his life and career.
Spectacular Al Thumama Stadium becomes sixth tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022
Qatar’s latest FIFA World Cup™ tournament venue was unveiled on Friday night when Al Thumama Stadium hosted the Amir Cup Final between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd. Designed to resemble the ‘gahfiya’ head cap worn by men and boys across the Arab world, Al Thumama is the first FIFA World Cup™ stadium to be designed by a Qatari architect. Al Thumama Stadium is another work of art and carries a lot of significance for the country and the region. Two more stadiums – Al Bayt and Ras Abu Aboud – will be unveiled during the FIFA Arab Cup, followed by Lusail Stadium in 2022. “Al Thumama, in particular, will have a major role to play in terms of sporting facilities for local people after the World Cup.
Airlines in crisis, addiction, Dave Chappelle Netflix walkout, fake ministers: Top columns
For your weekend reading, we offer you in-case-you-missed-it compilations of some of the week's top USA TODAY Opinion pieces. — USA TODAY Opinion editorsBy Michael Santoro"To have a walkout, you must have a significant increase in pilots failing to show up to work. There has not been a dramatic spike in pilot sick call rates anywhere in the month of October. What actually happened was Southwest Airlines pilots and flight attendants were stranded away from their homes and families, right alongside our passengers." Such a measure also would disproportionately hurt families with children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated."
A Chicago museum 'fired' its volunteers. Why diversity consultants say it was the right move.
Docent programs have long been mainstays of major museums where trained volunteers guide visitors through a museum’s collection. But museum equity consultants say the programs are outdated, have too many barriers to entry and, as a result, often skew toward a certain demographic: Wealthy, white women. The Chicago Tribune decried the move in an editorial titled “Shame on the Art Institute for summarily canning its volunteer docents” and suggested the museum instead recruit new, diverse docents. Docent programs often have "long-standing legacies of how things are supposed to be" that can make them difficult to adapt, Murawski said. Williams added that rethinking docent programs is only a first step.
Rising Out of the Pandemic, City Ballet Ushers in a New Era
Dance, perhaps more than any art, is one of reinvention and renewal, and New York City Ballet’s fall season showed that inevitable generational shift with particular clarity. She’s only 29; while she won’t stop dancing entirely, she wants to devote herself to choreography. Then, on Sunday, came the final performance of Maria Kowroski. Other dancers retired this season, too — the principals Ask la Cour and Abi Stafford, along with the soloist Lauren King, who has been a joy to watch all season, dancing with abandon and what felt like gratitude. But Kowroski, in her program, showed her singular spirit, somehow letting us float in the same air as her last dance.
In Sonoma County, ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ Is the Next Big Thing
They also use roving chickens to forage for pests, maximize soil fertility by planting cover crops like ryegrass and employ a herd of sheep — referred to as “woolly weeders” — to help fertilize the fields. Even the vineyard’s wine shipments reflect land stewardship: Bottles — recycled, with natural corks — are transported with carbon-neutral shipping. This holistic approach to land management is called regenerative agriculture. It eschews conventional farming techniques and taps into composting, pollinator habitat restoration and other measures to encourage nutrient-dense soil. These practices also curb skyrocketing carbon emissions by coaxing nitrogen from the atmosphere and into plant roots, a practice known as carbon sequestration.
The Enduring Appeal of Laura Ashley
In this way, and on account of the sheer number of wearers, there was always something populist about the brand. At the same time, of course, the British countryside idyll was traditionally a lifestyle reserved for a certain kind of person, namely someone white and Protestant. Then, too, we have entered a period of inflation, high gas prices and supply chain disruptions; many are saying it feels like the ’70s — the heyday of the Laura Ashley dress and a decade of dark, anxious undertones — all over again. Who doesn’t want to wrap up in a quilted floral comforter, collapse on the couch and watch “Little House on the Prairie” right about now? They are also timeless in that they’re unlikely to go out of style by next season — after all, they’ve been in style, more or less, since the mid-1800s.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Literary Freedom as an Essential Human Right
“The freedom to write”: PEN America’s always resonant motto has a special resonance for Black authors, because for so many of them, that freedom was one they fought hard for. “For the horrors of the American Negro’s life there has been almost no language,” as James Baldwin once noted. Explore the New York Times Book Review Want to keep up with the latest and greatest in books? Nominate a book: The New York Times Book Review has just turned 125. Listen to our podcast: Featuring conversations with leading figures in the literary world, from Colson Whitehead to Leila Slimani, the Book Review Podcast helps you delve deeper into your favorite books.
Krispy Kreme BOGO: 'Krispy Skreme' offering Halloween-themed buy-one-get-one deal and freebie
The chain, which is going by the name “Krispy Skreme” this fall, is offering customers who buy a dozen doughnuts another dozen for $1 every Saturday through Halloweenat participating shops. The special $1 dozen includes 11 Original Glazed Doughnuts and one of the new Halloween doughnuts, the Spooky Sprinkle. Krispy Kreme free donut with Halloween costumeKrispy Kreme is bringing back a popular Halloween freebie. No Halloween costume? With a valid COVID-19 vaccination card, get a free glazed doughnut through Dec. 31 for showing the card.
The Amazon of Quinoa Bowls
Mr. Polk is a somewhat unlikely ambassador for the good-food movement. (His favorite restaurant remains the Brooklyn steakhouse Peter Luger, a longstanding go-to for Wall Street types.) “I had this idea that nonprofits were how you do good in the world,” Mr. Polk said. Despite his very public exit from the financial world, Mr. Polk still thinks — and talks — like a Wall Street veteran. Unlike many reformers, who are keen to tear down what they see as a fundamentally flawed food system, Mr. Polk is single-minded about efficiency, often mulling aloud how Everytable is, or can be more like, Amazon.
For India and Pakistan, Cricket Is Never Just a Game
NEW DELHI — The event will be watched by hundreds of millions around the world, on televisions in remote villages, jumbo screens in crowded cities, phones in migrant labor tenements and flickering monitors in the living rooms of a diaspora spread across the world’s time zones. Face-offs on the cricket field between India and Pakistan, like the expected encounter on Sunday in Dubai, have become increasingly rare, a victim of the frosty relationship between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. For a match to take place at all, even on neutral ground, players and fans have to hope tensions remain short of war and that the organizers can weather growing calls for a boycott. The meeting on Sunday, the first in two years, comes as part of a World Cup. The rising tensions are tied to a number of factors — repeated militant attacks in India; the disputed territory of Kashmir, where India accuses Pakistan of supporting militant groups; and rising intolerance in both countries — that have almost entirely wiped out any exchange between two nations that otherwise overlap in shared history, passions and culture.
Chad Kimball Sues ‘Come From Away’ Over His Termination
Before the social media exchanges, the lawsuit said, Kimball, who had appeared in more than 1,000 performances of the show before the shutdown in March 2020, had never received any reprimand or complaint, and had never been told by anyone connected with the show that he “made them feel unsafe.” But subsequently, he “was forced to explain and defend his Nov. 15, 2020, tweet to Defendants’ agents and employees,” the suit claims. Then, on Jan. 18, the suit said, he was contacted by a producer, Susan Frost, who allegedly informed him that there was conversation around his “conservative Christian” faith and his “freedom to believe.”Frost, the suit claims, also mentioned the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and said that there were concerns that “the events at the Capitol, Josh Hawley and the conservative Christian movement were tied together and implied a connection” between Kimball’s faith and the “ideas and actions” of that day. On Jan. 22, according to the lawsuit, Frost told Kimball he would not be invited back to the production, which he was told “needed to focus on bringing the show back together and ensure people’s safety.”At the suggestion of Frost, the suit said, he spoke with the show’s director, Christopher Ashley, on Feb. 2, and asked him if he had been let go because of disagreements with colleagues or his religious beliefs. “In response,” the lawsuit continues, Ashley “stated that it was ‘everything.’”As a result, according to the lawsuit, Kimball was “made to suffer significant economic and professional harm,” as well as “emotional and physical pain and suffering.” The lawsuit is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and lost wages, as well as legal costs. Kimball was nominated for a Tony Award in 2010 for his role in the musical “Memphis.” While he has always been a Christian, the lawsuit said, it was following his recovery from an injury while in the show that he started becoming “more outspoken regarding his beliefs.”
He’s Bobby V, and He Wants to Be Mayor
In Stamford, the second-largest city in Connecticut, a province of mixed baseball loyalties lying between New York and Boston, one of the last remaining names on the ballot for mayor this fall is more familiar to sports fans than to municipal policy wonks: Bobby Valentine. That Bobby Valentine, the former ESPN commentator whose managerial career took him from the employ of George W. Bush with the Texas Rangers to the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan. And yes, the same Bobby Valentine who once disguised himself with a fake mustache in the Mets dugout after being ejected from a game. As of the start of October, the candidates had raised close to $1 million and already spent more than four times what was spent on the mayor’s race in 2017. This puts them on pace to break the $1.3 million record set in 2013.
Ralph Lauren Restarts the Fantasy
“People were very tired of runways,” he said of those prepandemic days. So it’s part of the game.”That game is one Mr. Lauren has been playing begrudgingly for his entire career. He wants to do one, he said, but is still waiting for the right time and space. “Whatever you’re wearing is part of your life, but going out is another part of your life. I’m not a genius, but I have an understanding of life, and part of your life is going to different places.”
My Real Estate Secret Weapon Didn’t Work. Or Did It?
After all, most everything I’ve ever wanted — jobs, college admission, publishing a story — I’ve obtained by writing letters to strangers. Dear stranger, we love the way light from your kitchen glows at dusk. Dear stranger, the maple tree by your mailbox makes us happy. Dear stranger, we love your tree swing, the smell of wood smoke, the basketball left in the yard. We were inventing our future, room by room.
Instant Pot Wisdom, Half a Decade Later
I’d fallen hard for my first electric pressure cooker, delighting in the myriad ways it could improve my kitchen life. Or would my Instant Pot end up like so many panini presses and sous vide wands — on a shelf in the basement, fuzzy with dust? After hundreds of meals, I’ve learned a few very valuable lessons, whether getting the smell out of the sealing ring or troubleshooting the dreaded burn message. Here are my best practices and tips for getting the most out of your Instant Pot:Play to Its StrengthsThe most important thing I’ve learned is to stick to what the Instant Pot does well. Any dish that traditionally needs long, slow cooking in a moist environment will turn soft and succulent a lot faster in an electric pressure cooker.
Who Is Eric Adams? That Depends.
Eric Adams could not resist the story. In a 2019 commencement address, Mr. Adams complained that a neighbor’s dog kept befouling his yard — no matter how polite he was to the owner, no matter his standing as Brooklyn’s borough president. Mr. Adams slipped on a hoodie and Timberland boots, rang the neighbor’s doorbell and reintroduced himself a little less politely, he said. He closed with a prediction for those who said he would never be mayor: “I’m going to put my hoodie on, and I’m going to make it happen.”That electoral prophecy might well hold up. Mr. Adams just liked how it sounded.
What Previous Covid-19 Waves Tell Us About the Virus Now
During the first wave, for instance, strict stay-at-home measures and drastic changes in behavior may have stalled the virus for a time. Without tight virus restrictions in place, the virus spread outward into suburbs and exurbs. In the other waves, you see more of a general flow,” Dr. Vespignani said, “Like when you throw a stone in a pond.”The winter waveNorth Dakota Wisconsin South Dakota Southern California Arizona North Dakota Wisconsin South Dakota Southern California Arizona North Dakota South Dakota California ArizonaThe flow of cases is clearer in the surge that began in the Upper Midwest in September 2020. North and South Dakota had few virus restrictions in place to contain an outbreak, and both states had particularly bad spikes. All the same, there are bound to remain places where the virus can spread, as each new wave has shown.
She Is Breaking Glass Ceilings in Space, but Facing Sexism on Earth
Col. Wang Yaping is a pilot in the People’s Liberation Army’s Air Force. She is a space veteran, now making her second trip into orbit. She is set in the coming weeks to be the first Chinese woman to walk in space as China’s space station glides around Earth at 17,100 miles per hour. (No one asked about the children of her two male colleagues.) Shortly before the launch, Pang Zhihao, an official with the China National Space Administration, let it be known that a cargo capsule had supplied the orbiting space station with sanitary napkins and cosmetics.
On a Polarizing Team, a Manager Worth Rooting For
Late Friday night they fused as he tried to clinch a pennant as manager of the Houston Astros. If Baker had chosen to hide until the storm blew over, you’d have understood: He was leading 5-0 in Game 6 of a championship series. But the scoreboard also read 5-0 in Anaheim, Calif., when Baker’s San Francisco Giants had a chance to close out the 2002 World Series. Everywhere Baker has managed since then — Cincinnati, Washington, Houston — he has steered his team to the playoffs. But for now he owns a record nobody wants: most wins by a manager who has never won the World Series, with 1,987.
The Weekender
Vikings Were in the Americas Exactly 1,000 Years AgoBy studying tree rings and using a dash of astrophysics, researchers have pinned down a precise year that settlers from Europe were on land that would come to be known as Newfoundland.
The New York Times News Quiz, October 22, 2021
The New York Times News Quiz, October 22, 2021Did you follow the news this week? Take our quiz to see how well you stack up with other Times readers.
F.D.A. Says Pfizer Vaccine’s Benefits Outweigh Key Risks in Children 5 to 11
Pfizer and BioNTech announced a month ago that their vaccine worked well for young children, but no comprehensive clinical data was released publicly until Friday. Children in the trial received two doses of 10 micrograms — one-third of the adult dose — three weeks apart. Of 2,268 children in the trial, twice as many were given the vaccine as received a placebo. Sixteen children who received the placebo got Covid-19, compared with three who received the vaccine. All of the Covid cases occurred in July or later, as the highly transmissible Delta variant was spreading in the United States and globally, according to the company.
Biden the Dealmaker Finds That Compromise Can Have Consequences
The idea of a bipartisan immigration overhaul, which Mr. Biden proposed on his first day in office, has stalled amid opposition from Republican lawmakers. If Mr. Biden wants to make good on his promised immigration overhaul, it would require a separate bill, and he may have no choice but to change the filibuster rules for that issue as well. But perhaps the biggest promise Mr. Biden made during the campaign was to be the president who would finally confront the environmental dangers facing the planet. Of course, the president can’t change the filibuster by himself. And already, some of the same Democratic senators who forced him to accept less spending have said they oppose altering the filibuster.
The Pessimistic Electorate Behind Biden’s Approval Ratings
What’s dragging down President Biden’s approval rating? The president’s approval ratings have sunk into the low-to-mid 40s, putting him into rather lonely historical company. In the era of modern polling, only Donald J. Trump had a lower approval rating at this early stage of his term. Many presidents have won re-election after watching their ratings fall to similar depths during their first two years in office. But as a fleeting snapshot, the polls seem to depict a pessimistic and even hopeless electorate.
How apple and pumpkin picking turned into a parent’s worst nightmare
As soon as closed-toe shoes and the smell of pumpkin spice start to surface, the panic sets in. “Can we just drop the charade?”Parents Ross and Stacey Wallenstein say seasonal activities like apple- and pumpkin-picking are expensive and overrated seasonal activities. “[Then] I’m stuck paying premium prices for bags of apples we’ll never eat — it winds up being $5 for every apple we actually eat. Despite her many reservations — and desperate pleas from her husband – Wallenstein said she’s now actually contemplating a family trip to the orchard. “My husband said, ‘You’re still going to make me go?’ ” she recalled, noting: “I just want those damn pictures.”
Biden blames high gas prices on anything but his own policies: Mississippi governor
Tate Reeves drew a clear distinction between the Trump and Biden administrations on "The Ingraham Angle" on Friday night with respect to gas prices in America – and claimed President Biden has been in denial about the impact of his own policies on American citizens. BIDEN PREDICTS GAS PRICES WON’T GO DOWN UNTIL 2022GOV. TATE REEVES: President Biden doesn’t have a near-term solution to any of America’s challenges. The reality is, gas prices are going up is a direct result of the policies of the Biden administration. Gas prices were low for the entirety of the four years of the Trump administration.
Alabama police officer's wife convicted of manslaughter in his shooting death
An Alabama woman was convicted of manslaughter on Friday in the 2019 shooting death of her husband during a fight, according to reports. "This is a tragic situation,’' Jefferson County Circuit Judge Alaric May said before the verdict, according to AL.com. Stephanie Keller, 45, shot her husband, Vestavia Hills Officer Andrew Wade "Andy" Kimbrel, 42, in May 2019 at their Gardendale, Alabama, home. Prosecutors argued Keller shot Kimbrel intentionally while she maintained it was an accident. "Ms. Keller continues to steadfastly maintain her innocence and looks forward to having the Appellate Courts review her case."
Nevada animal shelter helps domestic-violence survivors stay united with their pets
LAS VEGAS – When domestic violence survivors think about leaving their abusers, one deterrent is leaving their pets behind. Noah’s Animal House’s goal is to keep domestic violence survivors united with their pets in partnership with a women’s shelter next door. Noah’s Animal House formed in 2007 in partnership with The Shade Tree shelter for homeless and abused women and children. As of this month, Noah's Animal House has helped 2,021 pets from 34 different states. Noah’s Animal House has even taken care of snakes, rabbits, guinea pigs, tortoises, parrots, tarantulas, ferrets and goldfish.
Electric Zambonis, rainwater for ice at new climate-friendly Seattle arena
Seattle’s new Climate Pledge Arena is hardly subtle with its message. The 41 million pound roof atop Climate Pledge Arena was originally constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. The "living wall" at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena contains 8,500 individual plants from 24 species. Originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair, Washington State Pavilion was later renovated to become Climate Pledge Arena. At Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, workers prepare the stage for a Coldplay concert.
Sneakers are so hot, resellers are making a living off of coveted models
Just as brokers snatch up concert tickets and resell them for exorbitant prices, sneaker resellers have created a niche corner of the sneaker industry. “I determine the value based on the hype of the shoe,” Redd said. ”For a while, Covid-19 protocols prevented consumers from standing in line for new shoes, so many retailers have resorted to a lottery system. “I go to maybe 15 stores in a day hoping to win two lotteries,” Redd said. “And because sometimes, especially with the lottery system, you can’t get the shoes you want, you go to the reseller.
Sneakers generated $70B last year. Black retailers saw little of that.
Matt Odom for NBC NewsAt the same time, there is a harsh reality: While Black culture has made sneakers an invaluable element to any wardrobe and Black consumers are at the heart of that financial tide, Black retailers of the coveted items are hard to find. “It’s a white boys’ club, like most things,” said James Whitner, a Black man who has carved out a successful niche with boutique apparel and sneakers stores in several cities. “There are people aware of it, but their privilege doesn’t force them to have to change it.”James Whitner. “My saving grace was I had a good ecosystem of a few Black people who taught me the ropes,” he said. “You can count us on one hand in the whole sneaker industry,” Lowman said.
U.S. military says it killed al-Qaida leader in drone strike
The U.S. military says it killed a senior al-Qaida leader in an airstrike Friday in northwest Syria. Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by a drone strike. Rigsbee said the killing of al-Matar will disrupt al-Qaida’s “ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.” He said al-Qaida “uses Syria as a base for threats reaching into Syria, Iraq and beyond.”The drone strike came two days after a U.S. military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack that included drones and rockets. U.S. officials said no American troops stationed there were injured or killed.
Nigerian state to shut camps for people displaced by insurgency
An aerial view of buildings standing on scorched ground that have been destroyed in the conflict with Boko Haram in the Bama region of Borno state, Nigeria November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Paul Carsten/File PhotoMAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Borno state, the epicentre of an ongoing Islamist insurgency, will shut all camps that are holding thousands of internally displaced persons by the end of the year, its governor said on Friday, citing improved security in the state. Speaking after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Borno governor Babgana Zulum said security had improved in the state so much that those living in camps in the state capital Maiduguri could return home. "So far so good, Borno State government has started well and arrangements have been concluded to ensure the closure of all internally displaced persons camps that are inside Maiduguri metropolis on or before 31st December, 2021," Zulum said. read moreZulum said Borno state authorities would continue to repatriate Nigerian refugees from a camp in Cameroon.
Mexico probing allegations of forced labor at tomato export firms
REUTERS/Tomas BravoMEXICO CITY, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Mexico's government said on Friday that it has established a working group to investigate allegations of forced labor at two tomato export firms, after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said it would bar imports from those firms. CBP issued a withhold release order against Agropecuarios, Horticola and their subsidiaries based on information that reasonably indicates the use of forced labor against its workers. "If any breach of labor regulations is identified, a plan is established to guarantee the protection of workers' rights," the labor ministry said. The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has said addressing forced labor allegations are a priority in its trade relations with Mexico. The International Labor Organization estimates that 25 million workers suffer under conditions of forced labor worldwide, according to the Biden administration.
US offers $10 million for Colombian businessman linked to Venezuela bribery scheme
The flag of the U.S. State Department flies in Washington, U.S., April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File PhotoCARACAS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday announced a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Colombian businessman Alvaro Pulido over money laundering charges in connection with an alleged Venezuela bribery scheme. Pulido was also sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2019 and indicted alongside Saab over an alleged money-laundering scheme. The opposition says Saab was one of the chief beneficiaries of the country's state controls. Reporting by Vivian Sequera and Deisy Buitrago; Writing by Sarah Kinosian; Editing by Sandra MalerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Colombian wanted in Haiti assassination to be extradited from Jamaica -Colombia police
Presidential honor guards stand by the coffin of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise, who was shot dead earlier this month, during the funeral at his family home in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo ArduengoBOGOTA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Jamaica will extradite a former Colombian military member implicated in the assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moise to Port-au-Prince, Colombia's police chief said on Friday. Mario Antonio Palacios, 43, was arrested in Jamaica, Haitian authorities said, describing him has "very dangerous." "In Colombia there is no investigation against this person," Colombia's national police chief General Jorge Vargas said, adding that an Interpol red notice "arrived from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where they seek the capture of this person." Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta Writing by Oliver Griffin; Editing by David GregorioOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Biden, Macron discussed European defense, will meet in Rome -White House
U.S. President Joe Biden talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at the final session of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall in Britain, June 13, 2021. Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday discussed security cooperation in Africa, Europe and the Indo-Pacific, as the two countries work to mend fences after a rift over a U.S. security pact with Britain and Australia. Biden and Macron plan to continue their discussions when they meet this month in Rome at a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies, the White House said. In his call with Macron, Biden reviewed ongoing efforts by both countries to support stability and security in the Sahel region and to enhance cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, as well as efforts to enable a stronger European defense, the White House said. Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Andrea Shalal, Editing by Rosalba O'BrienOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Moldova PM says Russia gas talks still divided as govt declares emergency
Moldova's contract with Gazprom expired at the end of September. A source familiar with the talks told Reuters that Russia asked Moldova to repay its outstanding debt for gas supplies totalling some $700 million and that Moldova had asked for Gazprom to cut the new gas price in half. "There are risks of full stoppage of Russian gas supplies to Moldova after (Nov. 1)," the first source told Reuters. Gavrilita had earlier said the pressure in the gas transportation system had reached a critically low level and that Moldova Gas, 51% owned by Gazprom, had not supplied the required volume of gas. Moldova, sandwiched between Ukraine and EU member Romania, consumes 2.8 billion cubic metres of gas per year.
Tunisia imposes COVID-19 vaccine pass on Tunisians and all foreign visitors
Patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) receive treatment at the emergency department of Charles Nicole Hospital in Tunis, Tunisia July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Jihed AbidellaouiTUNIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Tunisia is imposing COVID-19 vaccine passes on Tunisians and all foreign visitors, a presidential decree showed on Friday. The decree showed that the jobs of employees who did not receive vaccination in the public and private sectors will be suspended until the vaccine pass is presented. The vaccine pass will also be a necessary document for travelling abroad. More than 4.2 million of Tunisians out of about 11.6 million resident have completed their COVID-19 vaccination, the Tunisian Ministry of Health said.
U.S. nuclear envoy visits S.Korea amid N.Korea missile tension, stalled talks
Sung Kim, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea, speaks during trilateral meeting between Japan, U.S., and South Korea, to discuss North Korea, in Tokyo, Japan, September 14, 2021. David Mareuil/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoSEOUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy for North Korea arrived in South Korea on Saturday amid stalled denuclearisation talks and tension over Pyongyang's recent missile tests. Pyongyang so far has rejected U.S. overtures, accusing the United States and South Korea of talking diplomacy while ratcheting up tensions with their own military activities. On Thursday, the North said the United States was overreacting to its self-defensive SLBM test and questioned the sincerity of Washington's offers of talks, warning of consequences. Arriving in South Korea, Kim said he looks forward to having "productive follow up discussions" with his counterpart, without elaborating.
Obama stumps for Virginia candidate in race seen as referendum on Biden
Candidate for Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe speaks during his campaign rally in Dumfries, Virginia October 21, 2021. Democrats flipped the Virginia legislature in 2019 and Trump lost the state by 10 percentage points in November 2020, double his margin of defeat in 2016. In a television ad broadcast on Wednesday, Obama backed McAuliffe's stances on climate change, abortion rights and voting rights. McAuliffe has sought to paint Youngkin as a far-right extremist and align him with Trump, who has endorsed the Republican candidate. Youngkin issued a statement saying it was "weird and wrong" to pledge allegiance to a flag with Jan. 6 connections.
Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record
A medical staff member in a protective suit treats a COVID-19 patient at an ICU in Infectious Hospital No. ?(AP Photo/Roman Yarovitcyn)A medical staff member in a protective suit treats a COVID-19 patient at an ICU in Infectious Hospital No. Overall, Russia has recorded about 8.2 million cases of coronavirus infection and 229,528 deaths, according to the task force. Russia was the first country in the world to authorize a coronavirus vaccine, launching Sputnik V in August 2020, and has plentiful supplies. Putin has deplored Russians’ vaccine hesitancy, saying that “there are just two options for everyone — to get sick, or receive a vaccine.
With safety in mind, schools are getting their bands back together
With safety in mind, schools are getting their bands back togetherEnlarge this image toggle caption Craig LeMoult/GBH Craig LeMoult/GBHLast year, band and choir classes were a far cry from normal, with students practicing outside or over Zoom. "I love playing my instrument," Papetti is a member of the wind ensemble at Westwood High School, about 24 miles south of Boston. His teacher, Heather Cote, who directs the Westwood High School wind ensemble, says the group was able to practice outside last year, but it got harder as the weather cooled off. Enlarge this image toggle caption Craig LeMoult/GBH Craig LeMoult/GBH"The first day that we were in here this fall and they all played together, I started to tear up," says Cote. Enlarge this image toggle caption Craig LeMoult/GBH Craig LeMoult/GBHDown the hall, about 40 masked members of Wellesley High's "Keynote Singers" are back together, too, rehearsing a James Taylor song called That Lonesome Road.
Disney+ show 'Ahsoka' will also reportedly star Hayden Christensen
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he's reprising his role as the Sith Lord in the upcoming Disney+ series Ahsoka. Rosario Dawson will star as Ahsoka Tano, whom she also played in the second season of The Mandalorian. That's the first time Ahsoka's character appeared in a live-action Star Wars show — prior to that, Ahsoka was only seen in the franchise's animated entries. That Vader will be featured in a show about Ahsoka doesn't entirely come as a surprise, seeing she was Anakin Skywalker's padawan. Dave Filoni, who was involved in several previous Star Wars projects, will write the story and also serve as executive producer with Jon Favreau.
Richard Kalvar Gets His Photos to Talk to the Viewer
“They live within the walls of a limiting rectangle, unconscious of everything outside,” says Magnum photographer Richard Kalvar about the ‘paradox of photography’. A Quick Chat with Richard KalvarThis is one of the best times of the year to purchase a coveted Magnum print. Richard Kalvar: I think I just have a predisposition to see the mysterious and the absurd in daily life and to create visual objects that convey that. Richard Kalvar: I’ve learned over the years not to answer questions like these. Richard Kalvar: I like this one, by my French colleague Patrick Zachmann.
Opinion: Some big investors are backing nuclear energy, a potential savior to the energy crisis that’s gripping the world
But what’s often avoided is any discussion of a reliable, carbon-free source that can scale more than any other alternative form of energy: nuclear. Significant downsides abound: the high costs and long time spans to build plants and handling spent fuel (nuclear waste), and the potential for proliferation. Bill Gates, Warren BuffettHowever, in a time of climate triage, nuclear energy is getting a renewed look. Comparatively, Exelon’s EXC, +0.47% recently relicensed Braidwood Generating Station’s two-unit nuclear power station in Illinois generates 2,389 megawatts of power. “The biggest concern that these companies are going to have with ESG investors is verifying the data that they collected for their ESG reports,” he says.
Shanks for the memory! Morikawa strikes new first in Japan
Collin Morikawa had the first shank of his career at the Zozo Championship on Saturday (AFP/Takashi AOYAMA)Collin Morikawa has already won two majors in his fledgling pro career, but the 24-year-old American managed a new first at the PGA Tour's Zozo Championship on Saturday. So a really good way to start the day after being one-under through five," he smiled. "Obviously I'm going to have to go make birdies tomorrow," conceded Morikawa. "We always feel like we're always within striking distance and just got to get off to a good start. On the front nine there's a few birdie holes, especially these first two holes, so we'll see what we can do then."
Wright Brothers go the wrong way: Ohio bungles new license plate
We all enjoy a tale of governmental ineptitude, especially when it involves an error by a DMV: Ohio's new license plate design depicts the Wright Brothers plane towing a banner. Orville and Wilbur Wright were Ohioans and designed and built the Flyer in their bicycle shop. Beyond the plane snafu, the new design is filled with sunbeams and wheat fields, and a kid and dog at play. Our resident license plate critic James Riswick has already declared it "deep into the Toon Town category" of plates. Here's his critique of all 50 states' best and worst license plate designs.
Minnesota college investigating reported sex competition on all-male campus
A Catholic college is investigating allegations of male students engaging in a sex competition. Alvino said college administrators learned of the allegations in late September and have been "actively investigating" since. St. John's administrators have not identified which students were behind the competition, and the details remain unknown. Representatives from St. John's and St. Benedict's did not immediately return requests for comment. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Minnesota, Education, Higher Education, Investigation, Catholicism, Religion, Gender IssuesOriginal Author: Christopher HuttonOriginal Location: Minnesota college investigating reported sex competition on all-male campus
Opinion: Some big investors are backing nuclear energy, a potential savior to the energy crisis that’s gripping the world
Investors have embraced once-niche alternative-energy sources including solar, wind and geothermal as governments crack down on polluting and poisonous fossil fuels. But what’s often avoided is any discussion of a reliable, carbon-free source that can scale more than any other alternative form of energy: nuclear. Sustainable-minded investors...
The story of Carol and Karen: Two experimental Facebook accounts show how the company helped divide America
Story continuesIn the summer of 2019, a Facebook researcher created two fictitious accounts with similar demographics but opposite political beliefs. “Facebook has become like oil and water, and never the two shall meet.”These days, he steers clear of political debates on Facebook. Some recommendations came from a small Facebook group that had been flagged for "promoting illegal activity," the Facebook researcher wrote. Brent Kitchens, an assistant professor of commerce at the University of Virginia, co-authored a 2020 report that found Facebook users' News Feeds become more polarized as they spend more time on the platform. Her political views and support of Trump cost her friends on Facebook, including her best friend from grade school, she said.
Daily Mortgage Rates Are Increasing | October 23 & 24, 2021
Current mortgage rates: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ratesThe 30-year rate is 3.541%. Story continuesCurrent mortgage rates: 15-year fixed-rate mortgage ratesThe 15-year rate is 2.571%. Millions of homeowners responded to low mortgage rates by refinancing existing loans and taking out new ones. Tips for getting the lowest mortgage rate possibleThere is no universal mortgage rate that all borrowers receive. Our mortgage rate methodologyMoney’s daily mortgage rates show the average rate offered by over 8,000 lenders across the United States the most recent business day rates are available for.
How to prepare your car as bomb cyclone bears down on the West Coast
ReutersPARIS (Reuters) -A private, anonymous U.S. collector bought the fossilised remains of 'Big John', the largest triceratops dinosaur ever discovered by paleontologists, for 6.65 million euros ($7.74 million) at a Paris auction on Thursday. Big John - named after the owner of the land where the dinosaur's bones were found - roamed modern-day South Dakota more than 66 million years ago. "It's being acquired by an American collector, and that individual is absolutely thrilled with the idea of being able to bring a piece like this to his personal use," said Djuan Rivers, a representative for the buyer.
Euronext set to appoint MTS CEO at the helm of Milan bourse – sources
Euronext set to appoint MTS CEO at the helm of Milan bourse – sources The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in ParisROME (Reuters) - Pan-European stock exchange Euronext plans to hand the reins of the recently acquired Milan bourse to the current head of the Italian group's bond platform MTS, two sources close to the matter told Reuters on Saturday. The sources said MTS CEO Fabrizio Testa, 53, was set to replace Raffaele Jerusalmi as the CEO of Borsa Italiana. Both Euronext and Borsa Italiana declined to comment. The appointment could be announced when Euronext unveils a new business plan in Milan on Nov. 9. ($1 = 0.8593 euros)(Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte in Rome, Valentina Za and Francesca Landini in Milan; additional reporting by Elvira Pollina in Milan; editing by Giulio Piovaccari)
Exactly what we gain by going back out on the road
This is about business travel of course and more specifically going to conferences, conventions, and the like. Some have been less successful, like the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami back in June where some attendees tested positive for COVID-19 after the conference, according to CNBC. It’s going to be a long and slow recovery.”Having said that, there will be pressure on companies to reboot business travel as it’s such a huge part of the economy. Also note, a friend told me he was required to show a negative COVID test result to enter an airline club lounge. That business travel is coming is inevitable, just not to the way it was before.
China's HNA restructuring plan approved by creditors
SHANGHAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Creditors of China's HNA Group have voted to approve the company's restructuring plan, according to a court comment posted on HNA's official WeChat page on Saturday. The court in China's southern island of Hainan, where the group is based, said the vote had been conducted in accordance with the country's bankruptcy laws. HNA was placed in bankruptcy administration in February and a working group was created by the Hainan government to address the company's liquidity problems. HNA will receive strategic investment of 38 billion yuan ($5.88 billion) after its restructuring, which will go to 11 of its entities including its flagship carrier Hainan Airlines . HNA Group told a meeting of creditors in June that some 67,400 parties were seeking a total of 1.2 trillion yuan, a person who attended the online meeting told Reuters at the time.
Week in Review: Bitcoin's New All-Time High, Bitcoin Futures ETFs, Walmart Hosting Bitcoin ATMs
Bloomberg(Bloomberg) -- Most Read from BloombergThe Top Money Maker at Deutsche Bank Reaps Billions From SingaporeWhy Americans and Britons Are Rushing to Buy Idyllic Homes in ItalyForget Palm Springs—Santa Fe Is the New Mecca for Modern ArchitectureCities' Answer to Sprawl? Go Wild.Google’s Biggest Moonshot Is Its Search for a Carbon-Free FutureBitcoin’s surge has tapered off after hitting a record high on Wednesday, but some strategists see the next rally taking it to as high as $100,000 by the year’s
Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of ‘net zero’ emissions
That approach focuses on still unreliable carbon capture and storage technologies over efforts to actually reduce global reliance on fossil fuels. AdvertisementThe kingdom’s oil and gas exports form the backbone of its economy, despite efforts to diversify away from reliance on fossil fuels for revenue. A poll this month found that a record 76% of Americans think global warming is real; only 12% think it isn’t. It is being described as “the world’s last best chance ” to prevent global warming from reaching dangerous levels. Saudi Arabia has pushed back against the recommendation that fossil fuels be urgently phased out of the energy sector.
Op-Ed: If our oil jobs are ending, we need safety nets and good replacement work
USW represents thousands of workers across Los Angeles, Kern and Contra Costa counties who run refineries, oil wells, pipelines and terminals. Many of us can own homes with fossil fuel jobs, and some of us earn six figures. We can create good new jobs for fossil fuel workers and others by investing in California’s climate goals. This will create opportunities for electricians, carpenters, bus drivers, teachers, engineers, planners and maintenance workers — including workers affected by the pandemic. The best way to guarantee that these are good jobs and reduce disparity is to make sure they’re union jobs.
It’s OK to mix and match COVID-19 booster shoots. Which one should I get?
Topping up your protection against severe COVID-19 while avoiding the risk of rare vaccine side effects should not be rocket science. That’s a tiny fraction of 15.3 million doses of J&J vaccine administered. Three-quarters of J&J vaccine recipients who developed TTS were women ages 18-49. So women under 50 who want more protection might consider seeking out the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for their booster shot. And it was slightly higher in young men who were initially inoculated with the Moderna vaccine than in those who got Pfizer-BioNTech.
Erika Andersen: Five ways to make change faster, easier, and less painful
Why is the idea of change – especially change imposed upon us – so often unwelcome? Weird to normalOne of the worst things about change is that the new way of doing things just feels weird. Having the ability to accept and respond well to necessary change is going to become more important with every passing day. Therefore, I invite you to rewire yourself in this way: to learn to think and feel differently about change; to become change-capable. Erika Andersen is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting and training firm that focuses on leader readiness.
Vensel: What are the Vikings' priorities for Saturday?
The Star Tribune's Matt Vensel and CineSport's Noah Coslov measure the impact of Phil Loadholt's injury, talk about the players taking the most heat & what to watch for on Saturday vs. Oakland. The Star Tribune's Matt Vensel and CineSport's Noah Coslov measure the impact of Phil Loadholt's injury, talk about the players taking the most heat & what to watch for on Saturday vs. Oakland.
As Haiti reels from crises, U.S. policy decisions are called into question
(Joseph Odelyn / Associated Press)But the influential diplomats of key donor nations in Haiti, led by U.S. Democrats in Congress say U.S. support of bad actors in Haiti needs to stop. Junior Frantz Cazeau, who was expelled from the border in Texas, talks on his phone outside his parents’ home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It didn’t take long in his flight to realize they were sending him back to Haiti. And he’s terrified to move around the streets, saying the returnees are targets because they are presumed to have money.
Bridge: Oct. 23, 2021
Players should know better than to play in haste to the first trick as declarer, but some keep doing it. Against today’s four hearts, West led the king of spades, and South took dummy’s ace — and then started to think. He conceded a spade, but then West led the ace and a low trump, clearing dummy’s trumps. If instead West leads another spade at Trick Two, South can do just as well, reaching dummy by ruffing his last spade. DAILY QUESTIONYou hold: S A 7 H 4 2 D K Q 7 6 3 C 10 7 6 5.
Red Sox ran out of karma, and it all started after the wristwatch taunt
HOUSTON — The Red Sox season ended Friday night with a 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. But it’s going to sting when they look back at how close they were to the World Series. We were debating whether we’d rather see the Dodgers or the Braves at Fenway for the World Series. It’s the same gesture E-Rod used to taunt Carlos Correa when the Sox were steamrolling Houston in Game 3. They looked like a lock for the franchise’s fifth World Series of this century.
Internal alarm, public shrugs: Facebook’s employees dissect its election role
Yet what was unmistakable was that Facebook’s own employees believed the social network could have done more, according to the documents. “Enforcement was piecemeal,” read one internal review in March of Facebook’s response to Stop the Steal groups, which contended that the election was rigged against Trump. Jan. 6On the morning of Jan. 6, with protesters gathered near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, some Facebook employees turned to a spreadsheet. But some Facebook employees responded angrily, according to message threads viewed by the Times. Part of the problem, the employees wrote, was Facebook’s election misinformation rules left too many gray areas.
Bears’ Justin Fields unintimidated as he takes on ultimate winner Tom Brady
For the second consecutive week, Bears rookie Justin Fields tried to downplay a showdown between himself and a future Hall of Fame quarterback. That’s technically true, but the Bears’ chances of upsetting the Buccaneers on Sunday most likely hinge on whether Fields can outperform seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady. Brady and Fields are up against reasonably comparable defenses, so whoever plays better will almost certainly get the win. There’s endless argument about whether Brady is football’s most talented quarterback, but there’s no debate about him being the ultimate winner. But if the Bears’ defense forces Brady into a middling performance, as it did last October, Fields has a shot at keeping pace.
Man carjacked at gunpoint follows suspects, strikes vehicles in Belmont Cragin: police
A man who was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday morning followed the suspects who allegedly robbed him and struck several vehicles in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side, Chicago police said. The 30-year-old was sitting in his 2014 KIA Sportage in the 5100 block of West Montana Street about 1:50 a.m. when two males forced him out at gunpoint, police said. He and two others in the van were taken to Stroger Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. The suspects fled from the KIA after it caught fire, police said. No other injuries were reported and eight cars were involved in the crash, police said.
What Bears rookie Justin Fields can learn from Tom Brady
The Bears’ rookie quarterback needs to learn from him, even if it’s just by watching. We can all learn from watching great players,” said Bears quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who is nine months younger than Brady. During each game, though, Bears coaches encourage Fields to watch the other quarterback, particularly on third down. “If you’re in that room, and that position is that hard, you appreciate good quarterback play,” DeFilippo said. “You can just take away how they operate their drives and how they operate a game,” Fields said.
Ask Amy: Neighbors not notified about a death on the street
Dear Amy: “Ben” and “Sally” were neighbors of ours for 38 years. We are the oldest residents on the street; the remaining properties have changed ownership several times. After a death, the note-writing is most often done by those expressing sympathy — not the other way around. Dear Amy: I enjoyed “Expecting’s” dilemma, (her hubby had a vasectomy 19 years ago, and she got pregnant). (You can email Amy Dickinson at askamy@amydickinson.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.
Horoscopes Oct. 23, 2021: Amandla Stenberg, leave nothing to chance
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Amandla Stenberg, 23; Ryan Reynolds, 45; Cat Deeley, 45; Weird Al Yankovic, 62. 3 starsGEMINI (May 21-June 20): Discussions will lead to valuable information, new ideas and putting your plans in motion. 3 starsLEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A commitment will lead to domestic adjustments and shared ideas, plans and finances. 5 starsLIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look at the negatives and positives before investing too much money into a new venture. 3 starsSCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Financial adjustments will be necessary if you want to maintain your level of comfort.
Word Game: Oct. 23, 2021
TODAY’S WORD — ACERBITY (ACERBITY: uh-SIR-bih-tee: Sourness or acidness of taste, character, etc.) Average mark 36 wordsTime limit 45 minutesCan you find 50 or more words in ACERBITY? YESTERDAY’S WORD — TEMERITY teem term termite tier time timer tire titer tree treytrim trite eery emery emir emit meet mere merit mete meter metier mire miry mite mitermitt remit retie rime rimy rite item yetiTo purchase the Word Game book, visit WordGameBooks.com. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. Contact Word Game creator Kathleen Saxe at kzsaxe@gmail.com.
ASK IRA: Does Kyle Lowry have to score to thrive with Heat?
First, Kyle Lowry looked fleet and feisty during the preseason, so I doubt he significantly aged during the intervening week. Plus, he turned his ankle early in the victory over the Bucks, retreating to the locker room for treatment. As both Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley said during the preseason, Kyle is here for far more than his scoring. There will be plenty of nights, like Thursday, when Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo get theirs, alleviating the need for Kyle to score. It’s when the leadership wanes that the concerns should start.
Matt Nagy in a comfort zone: ‘I like where I’m at’
The doubts that Nagy is the right guy to steer this offensive ship are legitimate concerns. But even Nagy seemed to acknowledge he’s more comfortable with somebody else calling the plays than he was last season, when Lazor called plays for the final eight games. While he has yet to snap under the pressure of heavy criticism and pointed questioning as the Bears’ offensive malaise has continued, the play-calling issue was a sore subject when it first became an issue. The game-day operation with Lazor calling plays and Nagy being more of a head coach than an offensive coordinator is still a work-in-progress — like everything regarding the Bears’ offense. “If you look back to when we first did this to where we’re at now, I’d say for sure every week we feel better.”
Valentine and Simmons clash in debate for mayor in Connecticut’s second-largest city
The Simmons campaign countered Valentine’s talking points in a mailer recently saying, “Caroline will be the mayor who represents all of Stamford and will work to build a more inclusive, equitable, and thriving city — not just for the people who own a home or were born here — but for everyone,” the campaign said in a fundraising email to supporters. “Caroline is the only candidate who will be ready on day 1 to fix our infrastructure and invest in our schools and small businesses, reduce racial inequities, and work with the Stamford delegation to secure federal and state funding for our city.’’
October is ideal for fall weed control in your lawn. Here are some tips.
Differences in weather from year to year and the city where your lawn is located can change the spray window for optimum results, so use the dates above as a guideline and adjust as needed due to weather conditions. Herbicides work well on perennial broadleaf weeds in fall, as the plants are more likely to translocate the herbicides to the roots as days get shorter and cooler. Good control of these perennial weeds relies on killing the root systems and not just burning back the foliage above ground.
Opinion: Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t welcome in Connecticut
You would be hard-pressed to find a person in Connecticut who doesn’t remember the horror of Dec. 14, 2012. It was the day we all imagined what it would be like to stand in a room, waiting to know if our beloved child would be coming home or was killed in a barrage of bullets. We sent our children off to school, waving goodbye at the bus stop or the student drop-off, thinking about the day’s meetings, the chores, sports practice and dance lessons, only to later rush into our school parking lots to hug teachers and administrators as we held tight to our children and realized we didn’t recognize the world anymore.
Kevin Rennie: Bungled communication sowed confusion over thousands of absentee ballot applications
But as more town clerks began to raise concerns about the ballot applications, Bromley, the former chairman of Hebron’s Democratic town committee, admonished Farina in an Oct. 4 message that he was seeing applications with names in a Microsoft script, as opposed to a digital facsimile of an actual signature. Confusion with a significant helping of fear spread among local Democratic politicos. The fine for violating absentee ballot laws can be as much as $2,000 per incident. Multiply that by, say, 1,000 improperly filled in ballot applications that a party sends to voters and a local party leader gets nervous.
WATCH: Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky Week 10 high school football recap
WATCH: Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky Week 10 high school football recapCincinnati Enquirer high school sports reporters Shelby Dermer, Nate Fields and Alex Harrison break down Week 10 of the high school football season.
Meet the Buckeyes: Ohio State football depth chart against Indiana
The Columbus DispatchThe Ohio State football team returns to the field and heads back on the road this week after the Buckeyes' bye week. Ohio State betting:Can Ohio State football win by three scores? Miyan Williams, who scored the first touchdown of the 2021 Ohio State football season, could return to the field on Saturday. Here’s a quick look at the Ohio State roster depth chart vs. IndianaCoach: Ryan DayThird full season28-3 overallProjected OSU depth chartOffenseCoordinator: Kevin WilsonPOS;NO. Ohio State statisticsSCORINGOhio State: 62;86;84;59Opponents;19;38;35;31OSU total: 291/ Avg.
Murky ProEnergy group back at City Hall with another ballot initiative for even more cash
But next time they plan to ask for even more city tax dollars. Neither the current Issue 7 initiative on the ballot nor the proposed one details exactly how the city taxpayers' funds would be spent. The latest petition requests:$10 million for an Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Fund to "promote" those things in Columbus. $30 million for a Minority Business Enterprise Clean Energy Development Fund, for minority businesses to conduct clean-energy projects. $57 million for a Columbus Clean Energy Partnership Fund to subsidize the electric bills of city residents.
Columbus' Somali residents celebrate World Court's recent ruling in favor of home country
Columbus’ Somali residents are celebrating the World Court’s decision this month to rule in favor of their home country in its maritime dispute with Kenya. Read more: Columbus Somali community celebrates their home country's independenceDelighted by the court ruling, Somali residents in Columbus have planned a Saturday event to celebrate the news. “The case took years and years to finalize, and we have been following the news this whole time,” said Kawther Musa, a Northeast Area commissioner and an advocate for Columbus’ Somali community. Everybody is excited, and even the kids are excited.”Right now, there are about 2 million people from Somalia living outside their country, the United Nations estimates. “The community here knows that Somalia has been in a civil war for so long and the country became very vulnerable,” said Hassan Omar, president of the Columbus-based Somali Community Association of Ohio.
Top-selling luxury homes in Greater Columbus sold Sept. 20-24
The Columbus DispatchThese are the highest-priced transfers of residential property in central Ohio from Sept. 20-24, 2021, according to public records. More:Lincoln Village neighborhood on Columbus' Far West Side is among nation's hottest housing marketsMore:Top-selling luxury homes sold in Greater Columbus the week of Sept. 13-17Columbus population: Downtown Columbus population tops 10,000, but will it continue to rise if workers stay home? NE, Lancaster 43130Price: $589,900Buyer: Quentin MaySeller: Michael R. and Melissa J. Eaton8750 Hill Rd. S., Pickerington 43147Price: $580,000Address:Buyer: Cody and Jessica CarseSeller: Barbara Dewolfe3143 Amanda Northern Rd. NW, Carroll 43112Price: $550,000Buyer: Dale Jeanne ChapmanSeller: Gerald and Barbara N. McMillen, trusteesPrice: $536,865Address:Buyer: Tamara N. Burrell and Jamon Burrell Sr.
The pandemic has taught us how microorganisms and our behaviors impact the world
Perhaps most importantly in the general knowledge and understanding of infectious disease. When we read or hear heart disease, autoimmune disease, genetic disease, infectious disease, we focus on the word disease. In contrast, infectious diseases are caused by infections by microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Because they are too small to see, it’s easy not to appreciate that huge numbers of microorganisms surround us everywhere. The pandemic has also taught everyone how personal behavior contributes to community disease transmission.
Rob Oller | If only college coaches could get vaccinated against the upset bug
2 Ohio State in 2018 to know it could be done — and it is something OSU coach Ryan Day is mindful of as the No. Ohio State is 5-1 and looks increasingly like a playoff team; the Hoosiers are 2-4 and going nowhere. 10 at the time, so it’s not like upsetting Ohio State was a huge shock. Slocum, who has caught the upset bug from both sides — unranked A&M upset No. roller@dispatch.com@rollerCDGet more Ohio State news by listening to our podcasts
LSU at Ole Miss odds, picks and prediction
Below, we look at the LSU vs. Ole Miss odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets. LSU at Ole Miss odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: LSU +265 (bet $100 to win $265) | Ole Miss -350 (bet $350 to win $100)LSU +265 (bet $100 to win $265) | Ole Miss -350 (bet $350 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): LSU +7.5 (-108) | Ole Miss -7.5 (-112)LSU +7.5 (-108) | Ole Miss -7.5 (-112) Over/Under (O/U): 76.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)PLAY: Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! LSU at Ole Miss odds, lines, picks and predictionsPredictionOle Miss 45, LSU 31Ole Miss (-350) is back in "The Grove", and the Rebels are 3-0 SU/1-1-1 ATS on its home field. OLE MISS -7.5 (-112) is the lean here, although LSU +7.5 (-108) looked awfully good on offense last week.
Pick a patch of pumpkins: Metro-area churches offer fall festivals, pumpkin patches, trunk or treat events
Oklahoma City area houses of worship are offering pumpkin patches, fall festivals, trunk-or-treat events and other Halloween-alternative activities in the coming days. Nichols Hills United Methodist Church, 1212 Bedford Dr. in Nichols HillsThis church will host a Fall Festival from 5 to 7 p .m. United Methodist Church of the Servant, 14343 N MacArthurThis church will offer a Trunk or Treat Fall Fest from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 300 N Air Depot Blvd. in NormanThis church's Pumpkin Patch hours are 10 a.m. to dusk (about 7 p.m.) Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to dusk (about 7 p.m.) Sunday.
'Emerging Trends' report paints OKC as painfully average
That sounds almost like a consolation prize if they're handing out accolades for real estate development and investment prospects. That's all we get in Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2022, the annual survey by the Urban Land Institute and PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). "Though generally rated relatively lower in the Emerging Trends survey, many of these metro areas offer select investment development/redevelopment opportunities. It didn't gain us much in this edition of Emerging Trends. Three-quarters of respondents to Emerging Trends surveyors reported "feeling confident" making long-term strategic decisions compared to less than half in the 2021 survey.
Clemson at Pittsburgh odds, picks and prediction
23 Pittsburgh Panthers (5-1, 2-0) tangle in a Saturday afternoon ACC conference game. Below, we look at the Clemson vs. Pittsburgh odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets. Clemson at Pittsburgh odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Clemson +140 (bet $100 to win $140) | Pittsburgh -175 (bet $175 to win $100)Clemson +140 (bet $100 to win $140) | Pittsburgh -175 (bet $175 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Clemson +3.5 (-122) | Pittsburgh -3.5 (-102)Clemson +3.5 (-122) | Pittsburgh -3.5 (-102) Over/Under (O/U): 46.5 (O: -120 | U: -105)PLAY: Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Clemson at Pittsburgh odds, lines, picks and predictionsPredictionPittsburgh 28, Clemson 20This is an interesting ACC matchup but one that is perhaps more interesting than it is bet-able.
Northwestern at Michigan odds, picks and prediction
Below, we look at the Northwestern vs. Michigan odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets. Northwestern at Michigan odds, spread and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Money line: Northwestern +900 (bet $100 to win $900) | Michigan -2000 (bet $2,000 to win $100)Northwestern +900 (bet $100 to win $900) | Michigan -2000 (bet $2,000 to win $100) Against the spread (ATS): Northwestern +23.5 (-110) | Michigan -23.5 (-110)Northwestern +23.5 (-110) | Michigan -23.5 (-110) Over/Under (O/U): 50.5 (O: -120 | U: -105)PLAY: Free, daily sports pick'em contests.Play now! Northwestern at Michigan odds, lines, picks and predictionsPredictionMichigan 31, Northwestern 14Peg the true odds as being sandwiched in the substantial middle area here: AVOID. College sports coverage from USA TODAY Sports Media Group:Alabama / Arkansas / Auburn / Colorado / Florida / Georgia / LSU / Michigan / Michigan State / Notre Dame / Ohio State / Oklahoma / Oregon / Penn State / Rutgers / Tennessee / Texas / USC / Wisconsin / College Football NewsGannett may earn revenue from Tipico for audience referrals to betting services.
Rebounding against the Jets starts with flustering Zach Wilson one more time
Having Zach Wilson and the Jets offense next on the dance card should help. During the Week 2 meeting against the Jets at MetLife Stadium, the Patriots had the rookie quarterback completely befuddled. Wilson and the Jets are averaging just 13.4 points per game, worst in the league. Here’s how the Patriots can continue to frustrate Wilson and the Jets offense:1. To protect against Wilson’s deep ball, the Patriots are likely to employ a two-high safety look.
Enid artist's journey reminds readers to draw strength and courage from the Lord
There’s the “Thank You Lord” monument outside Integris ER in Oklahoma City. And, of course, a roping Will Rogers at the Oklahoma City airport. H is creating art and enjoying his grandchildren and life today ... 11 years after his lung transplant. Life changed in 2007 with a diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, a fatal lung disease, with few treatments and no cure, absent a lung transplant. In 2010, we made two trips to the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Center in Oklahoma City.
'Am I ever going to recover?': A look at one man's struggle with long-haul COVID-19 symptoms
"They may keep you from getting pneumonia, they may keep you from going through what I'm going through. As for those who shun the COVID-19 vaccines, Leckie called it "a complete disregard" for the rest of the nation. No specific treatment for long-haul COVIDAbout 10% of COVID-19 patients become long-haulers. There is no specific treatment for long-haul syndrome as a whole, but doctors can treat the symptoms as they arise, Cruzan said. Although Leckie doesn't know why COVID-19 hit him so hard and whether he'll ever be able to recover fully, his faith in God and confidence in his doctors helps him cope.
OKC rabbi and daughter grateful for each other and scaled back COVID-era bat mitzvah
The sweet situation occurred at Mejia's recent bat mitzvah at Emanuel Synagogue, 900 NW 47. It's customary for guests to throw candy at youths at their bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah. Gracia, a Classen School of Advanced Studies seventh grader, took the candy custom in stride because she was so grateful that her bat mitzvah could be held both in-person and online. Timing is everythingJacobson said bat mitzvah (bar mitzvah for a boy) is a life cycle event, a coming of age celebration that marks a youth's 13th birthday. As local COVID-19 cases surged in August and September, she and Gracia became resigned to the idea that Gracia's bat mitzvah would likely be held online only.
COVID-19 boosters: Who’s eligible, and what you need to know about mix-and-match doses
Booster doses becoming available doesn’t mean COVID-19 vaccinations don’t work — it just means immunity wanes over time. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the green light for people to mix-and-match booster doses. For Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, no. Moderna vaccine boosters were authorized at a half-dose of the amount given for the initial vaccine series. Like the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, you can find booster doses at pharmacies, local health departments, grocery stores and other locations.
Despite ALCS loss, Red Sox express positive attitude: ‘We proved a lot of people wrong’
HOUSTON — Once they got through the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series, it would’ve been hard to consider the 2021 Red Sox as anything but a success. Championship Series, the feeling outside the Red Sox clubhouse was largely positive. I felt like once we got to this point, the goal was to win the World Series. It was a great year.”It’s a rare thing in Boston to have a Red Sox team lose in the postseason but still feel good about themselves. “We obviously wanted to win this game and win the series and go to the World Series.
Ukraine sees new record high in virus deaths, infections
“The ... course of the disease is certainly more severe and more aggressive than last year. The patients have become younger,” said Valentyn Koroliuk, head of the hospital’s intensive-care unit. “I didn’t believe it, I didn’t even want to watch the news,” she told The Associated Press as she lay on her back in a narrow bed. I wish all people would listen to the news and the recommendations of doctors.”The hospital is near capacity and doctors worry the wave of patients will grow. A black market for counterfeit vaccination certificates has blossomed amid the restrictions, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy chaired a meeting earlier this week on ways of combating the illegal practice.
What happened to Red Sox’ offense in ALCS loss to Astros?
HOUSTON — It looked like the Red Sox’ offense was peaking and about to lead them to an unlikely spot in the World Series. It was the Red Sox’ 22nd homer of the postseason, a franchise record. Red Sox manager Alex Cora thinks it turned midway through Game 4. The Red Sox had chased yet another Astros starter early when Zack Greinke exited after 1 1/3 innings. Garcia kept the Red Sox fooled on his cutter, with 12 of their 18 swings and misses coming on that pitch.
‘We planted a seed’: the Afghan artists who painted for freedom
Above right, The ArtLords gallery in Kabul“Much of our art was about the 20 years of struggle for Afghan women, about justice and freedom of speech. “When I draw women, I try to show how powerful they are, because often Afghan women are seen as victims and weak. And with it, I try to say to Afghan women to not give up. The artists who have fled Afghanistan remain undeterred and have been creating new work, even in the refugee camps. “The Taliban can whitewash all our work in Kabul, but we will always have our paint and our brush.
Mismatch plates and hang art low: 18 ways to create a more beautiful home
For the past 16 years, I have spent my days nosing round other people’s homes like a design-obsessed basset hound. The good news is that these principles can be applied to any home, in ways large and small. Sleep in a nestAn intimate sleeping space returns you to the sanctuary of the wombIn the same way that a swaddle prevents a newborn baby from flailing its limbs, an intimate sleeping space returns adults to the sanctuary of the womb. In my opinion, go for the smallest one – it’s not only the cheapest, but it gives you the most satisfactory sleeping experience. While it’s certainly true that your space should reflect your own view of the world, think carefully before major interventions.
Black music artists should call out racism within our industry. They’ve got the power | Michelle Kambasha
In the eight years I’ve worked in the music industry, career highs have been offset by instances of racism. A recent study by Black Lives in Music concluded that the majority of Black music industry professionals in the UK experience racism, from racist language to instances of microaggression. Last week I hosted a panel at Wild Paths Festival called Anti-racism in the Music Industry – One Year On. Now it’s up to white people to help us implement the change the music industry desperately needs. Michelle Kambasha works in the music industry
Why is the idea of ‘gender’ provoking backlash the world over? | Judith Butler
They assemble and launch incendiary claims in order to defeat what they see as “gender ideology” or “gender studies” by any rhetorical means necessary. If it matters (and let’s hope it still does), there is no one concept of gender, and gender studies is a complex and internally diverse field that includes a wide range of scholars. And yet, “gender studies” is opposed as “dogma” by those who understand themselves on the side of “critique”. One reason, then, we need gender studies more than ever is to make sense of this reactionary movement. The anti-gender ideology movement crosses borders, linking organizations in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and east Asia.
20 years of the iPod: how it shuffled music and tech into a new era
Before the iPod lifeline arrived in October 2001, record labels were in full panic mode. In its annual report for 2001, record company trade body IFPI called it “a turbulent” year, blaming filesharing and CD burning for a revenue slump. Jay Berman was chief exective of IFPI at the time and calls the scale of filesharing then “a crisis of momentous proportions” for record labels. Record labels felt it should be subject to a blank media levy and pay royalties to copyright owners on every device sold. “Not only did he become an advocate for the music industry where we had none, the music industry was really ridiculed by the tech industry,” she says.
Little Amal: The poignant message behind the 11-foot tall Syrian refugee puppet who’s travelled 5,000 miles
A giant puppet that has travelled over 8,000km (4,971 miles) has finally reached the UK. Little Amal, a 3.5 metre-tall (11ft 5in) puppet representing a 9-year-old Syrian refugee, began her journey in Turkey at the end of July to raise awareness for the needs of refugees. After setting off from southeast Turkey, she was greeted by a small orchestra in Chios, a small island off the mainland. The locals on the island rewrote the words of a local song, usually sung during New Year’s Eve, to warmly welcome Amal. Amal then moved north, and went up the Alps near the Italian border.
Strictly Come Dancing 2021: who has left so far – and who is still in?
Tom Fletcher was the first celebrity to be confirmed. The man who has proved there’s more than five tricks in one showbiz career, Fletcher is the lead singer and guitarist of McFly. If you grew up in the 2000s, Fletcher and his chums no doubt featured on a bedroom wall somewhere, but their low-fi perky sound has proved enduring too. Since those glory days, Fletcher has found gainful employment penning songs for the likes of One Direction, Busted and 5 Seconds of Summer. And like every celebrity of parent-age, Fletcher has dashed off a handful of bestselling children’s books including The Christmasaurus, The Creakers and There’s a Monster in Your Book.
Australia vs South Africa, T20 World Cup: live score and latest updates
Australia captain Aaron Finch believes powerplays will make or break team fortunes at the Twenty20 World Cup, apart from being a potent antidote to the pesky dew factor. Australia will launch their bid for the only major global trophy that has eluded them with today's Group 1 match against South Africa in Abu Dhabi. "Even though it's different surfaces to what the IPL used, we saw the impact that had," Finch told a news conference on Friday. "The teams that won the powerplay went a long way to winning the game as the wickets deteriorated." If you look at these World Cup history, it's bloody good," Finch said.
A real life ‘Squid Game’ is coming to the UK and you could take part
If you’ve watched Squid Game (which, let’s be honest, you MUST have done), then you’ve undoubtedly spent some time pondering how you’d get on in the various challenges that contestants are put through during the series. Whatever the answer, you’ll now have the chance to put your money where your month is and take part in a real life Squid Game that’s coming to the UK. Just like in the Netflix show, contestants who sign up for the event, called Squid Game Live, will be put through five rounds of mystery mental and physical challenges. Though contestants will have to sign “medical disclosures” to be sure they are fit to take part in the games. Creative director Max Fox said: “We want to make sure our experiences are safe, but still as riveting as the games seen on the Netflix smash Squid Game.
Netflix puts golden handcuffs on its biggest stars
On-screen, Maurice Leblanc’s tales of the gentleman thief in turn-of-the-century Paris have attracted an enduring following. By boldly re-imagining a literary hero of the past, Netflix has created an international sensation that has swept up subscribers from across the generations. Away from the cameras, Netflix and Sy have also cooked up an agreement evocative of entertainment deals from a bygone era, announced earlier this month. Sy has inked a multi-year feature film contract to star and produce an array of movies for the deep-pocketed but heavily indebted service. Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison Productions also signed up to a similar deal last year.
Doves praised over candid statement after cancelling tour due to frontman Jimi Goodwin’s mental health
Rock band Doves have been praised for a candid statement after cancelling their live dates due to singer Jimi Goodwin’s mental health. They said: “We are gutted to have to say that all upcoming Doves live dates have to be cancelled. He said: “One should never apologise for having issues with their mental health, but I do want to say sorry to all that have bought tickets. “I’m also incredibly grateful for the support, love and appreciation folks have shown for Doves’ music over the years. The band was born out of the Williams brothers and Goodwin’s previous band, Sub Sub, which was formed in 1991.
5 sustainable spirit brands for guilt-free drinking
Their Devon-based distillery is run on electric 100 per cent renewable energy. (Mermaid)This mythically inspired spirit brand from the Isle of Wight is making big waves in all things sustainable. (The Oxford Artisan Distillery)Founded in 2017, the Oxford Artisan Distillery is the city’s first ever distillery. Oxford Rye’s grains are grown in vibrant, genetically diverse fields overseen by head of farming and sustainable development John Letts. For every bottle of Green Man sold, Silent Pool plants a tree too, via Tree Nation.
Older people want to make new friends but don’t know how, survey finds
One quarter of older people would like to make a new pool of friends but have no idea where to start, a poll has shown. A survey of 1,000 people aged 65 and over revealed 30 per cent think they have lost the art of small talk as they have got older. While 20 per cent feel making more friends would give them an excuse to get out of the house more. However, 31 per cent of those polled via OnePoll admitted they have lost confidence in making friends as they have got older. A spokesperson for Churchill Retirement Living added: “We understand the importance of friendship as well as independence – and we do our best to help bring people together.
Mission Kitchen, Vauxhall – where future food stars are made
“I sat down with Paul to get some advice on Mission Kitchen – and discovered that he was working on the exact same idea. Within a week or two, we decided to collaborate.”Chris Lumsden, Paul Smyth and Charlie Gent, the founding trio of Mission Kitchen (Supplied)The trio joined forces and, some six years later, Mission Kitchen was the result. It’s an example of how helping food businesses to create scalable food products can make a real impact on the food system.”As we talk, a word that comes up repeatedly is collaboration. Setting up a food business may seem like fun, but it’s not as easy as it may initially seem. The pilot scheme counts food business luminaries such as Petra Barran from street food business Kerb, Tom Barton, co-founder of Honest Burgers, and Tom Elliott, senior manager in global strategy at Diageo, as mentors.
What does New Zealand cuisine really mean?
What is New Zealand food? I, evidently, am not the only person who has been considering this definition of Aotearoa food over the last few years. Morgan describes New Zealand cuisine as “a good mixture of modern influences from around the world, alongside local innovation and traditional knowledge”. The eatery itself aims to be at the forefront of this redefinition of New Zealand food. I might say that New Zealand food is lamb, seasoned with salt and horopito and slow cooked, h?ngi-style, for hours.
England vs Northern Ireland live stream: How to watch Women’s World Cup qualifier online and on TV today
England continue their 2023 World Cup qualifying campaign tonight when they host Northern Ireland in a historic fixture for the Lionesses at Wembley Stadium. Ellen White is expected to win her 98th cap as she closes in on Kelly Smith’s all-time England goalscoring record. When is England vs Northern Ireland? Northern Ireland have been hit with a double blow as both of their Women’s Super League players have been ruled out of the Wembley contest. England 5-0 Northern Ireland
Is England vs Northern Ireland on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Women’s World Cup qualifier
England welcome Northern Ireland to Wembley Stadium this afternoon in what is a historic fixture for the Lionesses. They host a Northern Ireland side who joined England in making a perfect start to World Cup qualifying last month, as Kenny Shiels’ side defeated Luxembourg and Latvia, both by a 4-0 scoreline. When is England vs Northern Ireland? Northern Ireland have been hit with a double blow as both of their Women’s Super League players have been ruled out of the Wembley contest. England 5-0 Northern Ireland
How jumpsuit trends have changed over the decades
And yet in recent years they’ve become ubiquitous for men and women – both on the red carpet and the streets. First worn by parachuters in the military – hence the name ‘jumpsuit’ – the look was initially designed to be very utilitarian. The style helped bridge the gap between stereotypically ‘male’ and ‘female’ fashion, with more androgynous dressers such as David Bowie favouring a jumpsuit. Jumpsuits today…In the past two decades, jumpsuits have conquered the last bastion of fashion: the red carpet. Stars show you don’t just have to wear ballgowns for formal occasions, giving us some major jumpsuit moments on the red carpet.
A three-course menu to celebrate autumn
It leans into ochre and ruby, with an earthy squash pie and pears with red wine and pomegranate. Most of it can be done in advance, leaving the cook free to spend an afternoon enjoying the glorious cool-but-sunny autumn weather. To begin, something green: a salad of crisp romaine leaves, cloaked in a lemony vinaigrette that’s been flecked with a touch of anchovy. Add squash cubes, kale, sage, thyme and garlic. Add squash filling, piling it high.
Winter is coming: How to store seasonal vegetables in the colder months
Winter squashIt does best in a cool, dark and dry spot that allows for plenty of air circulation. In the refrigerator, squash will start to pit from the cold, so store it there only once it’s cut. If you plan to eat them within the week, Tong says, the counter is okay, but much longer than that and the fruit will go mealy and flavourless. Keep them in a partially open, loose or perforated plastic bag or something more breathable, such as a produce bag, also in the high-humidity drawer. To prevent moisture loss, refrigerate beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips and swedes in plastic bags in the high-humidity crisper drawer or in a produce bag or similar product.
Police squad on bikes chase suspected burglar who threatened to kill elderly woman
A squad of Tampa police officers on bikes chase down a suspected burglar who threatened to kill an elderly woman. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office released footage of officers apprehending the man after he threatened to kill the elderly victim, stole $400 and then fled the home she was in. Officers approach the suspect and interact briefly with him before he suddenly flees. The man swerves the officers as they chase the suspect down the street on their bikes. “Stop, Sheriff’s Office.
England vs Northern Ireland predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture today
Ellen White will look to close in on the all-time England goalscoring record when the Lionesses host Northern Ireland at Wembley Stadium tonight in World Cup qualifying. England will also make history as they play in a competitive fixture at Wembley Stadium for the first time since it reopened in 2007. Northern Ireland also won their opening two games, beating both Latvia and Luxembourg by a 4-0 scoreline. When is England vs Northern Ireland? England 5-0 Northern Ireland
England vs West Indies live stream: How to watch the T20 World Cup match online and on TV
England will open their T20 World Cup campaign against the West Indies on Saturday. Morgan also hinted that England are in talks with the International Cricket Council about the possibility of continuing the protest. He said: “We have heard from the West Indies that they will be taking a knee and we will be joining them for the first game. Who will play for the West Indies and what are the odds? How to watch on TVThe opener will be available to watch on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today
Crystal Palace host Newcastle United this afternoon in the Premier League. Newcastle are without a manager after the sacking of Steve Bruce, with Graeme Jones taking temporary charge until a replacement is found. Palace hope to have Wilfried Zaha back after suffering from illness and missing the Arsenal game. OddsPalace win 10/11Draw 5/2Newcastle win 3/1PredictionPalace have looked good this season without always getting the results their performances deserve. Palace 2-0 Newcastle.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?
Crystal Palace host Newcastle United this afternoon in the Premier League as the manager-less Magpies try to kickstart their season. Newcastle arrive at Selhurst Park after the sacking of Steve Bruce, with Graeme Jones taking temporary charge until a replacement is found. Newcastle come into the game 19th in the league and still searching for a first win of the season, while Palace are 14th having drawn their past three games. Crystal Palace take on Newcastle at Selhurst Park at 3pm BST. Palace 2-0 Newcastle.
Is England vs West Indies on TV today? Start time, channel and how to watch the T20 World Cup match
England have the opportunity to get T20 revenge over the West Indies on Sunday at the T20 World Cup. Eoin Morgan’s side lost the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup to their opponents this weekend and the captain says it adds a little extra to the match. Since then we have been favourites in every world tournament we have played in - the 2017 Champions Trophy and 2019 World Cup. How to watch on TVThe opener will be available to watch on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
El Clasico headlines weekend of huge rivalries around La Liga, Serie A and beyond
La Liga takes centre-stage because of the notoriety of El Clasico, but far beyond the borders of Catalunya, similarly anticipated match-ups can be found in Serie A, Ligue 1, the Eredivisie and more. After a midweek of European action in Champions League and Europa League, changes might be made to personnel - but only with taking three points in mind. Here are all the storylines to keep an eye on and the must-not-miss matches across a huge weekend of action. Financial ruin aside, there’s a big squad rebuild to undergo - as will likely be evidenced by the disparity in bench options this weekend for Ronald Koeman and Carlo Ancelotti. Either one remains capable of winning a match, or of ending their La Liga ventures next summer having achieved markedly less than was expected of them.
Chelsea vs Norwich LIVE: Premier League team news, line-ups and more today
? Close Thomas Tuchel gives injury updates on Chelsea duo Romelu Lukaku and Timo WernerFollow all the action as Chelsea host Norwich City in the Premier League in Saturday’s early kick-off. Their victory was marred by significant injury blows, though, with both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner ruled out. “It’s only a turning point if he makes it a turning point – and only if he does not only do one good match, one good half, 60 good minutes, but if he does it consistently,” Tuchel said of the winger. Meanwhile, Norwich have endured a difficult start upon their return to the top-flight. The Canaries are bottom of the table, having lost six out of eight matches, and are yet to secure a victory.
Brendan Rodgers believes Leicester’s James Maddison has rediscovered his swagger
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers believes James Maddison has rediscovered his swagger. The midfielder has endured a difficult start to the season and Rodgers has revealed how he helped him get back on track. “I thought the other night he was starting to get that swagger back,” said Rodgers, ahead of Sunday’s trip to Brentford. That was my thing with James, we needed to take him out and break the cycle of playing and worrying about performance. Jamie Vardy was rested and is expected to return on Sunday and Rodgers conceded Daka is not guaranteed to start despite his heroics.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes United’s Atalanta comeback was start of something big
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heads into an Old Trafford showdown with Liverpool hoping Manchester United’s stunning Champions League comeback against Atalanta was the start of “something big”. “If you do that with the quality the players have here you can win games. Teams always go through bad spells and good teams come together Ole Gunnar Solskjaer“Hopefully it’s the end of a bad period for us. “To be seven points behind is going to be a big distance,” said Solskjaer, who has fitness concerns over Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Marcus Rashford. “That being said, Salah at the moment is on fire and you see some of the goals he’s scored lately.
Gogglebox: New family leaves viewers concerned for Jenny and Lee
Gogglebox viewers were excited to see a new family join the show – but are wondering what this means for two fan favourites. While fans praised the pair for their first appearance, some were left confused by the timing as Jenny Newby and Lee Riley failed to show up. ?” one fan wrote alongside a sea of messages asking: “Where are Jenny and Lee this week?”Another concerned viewers asked: “Hold the phone. Corroborating this is Jenny and Lee’s joint Instagram page, on which Lee shared a photo from Cyprus with his partner, Steve. Lee Riley is taking a break from filming (Instagram @jennyandlee_gogglebox)Jenny and Lee, who are close friends, have appeared on Gogglebox since 2014.
Hideki Matsuyama one shot in front heading into final round of ZOZO Championship
Hideki Matsuyama maintained his one-shot lead heading into the final round of the ZOZO Championship, despite a last-hole bogey on Saturday. The home favourite dropped a shot at the par-five last to card a third-round score of 68, leaving him on 10 under and just one ahead of Cameron Tringale – who birdied the 18th. England’s Matt Wallace heads into Sunday’s final round four strokes off the pace in tied third position alongside Brendan Steele and Sebastian Munoz, while Tommy Fleetwood is five behind after a level-par round of 70. Matsuyama led Tringale by a single shot going into the third round and extended his advantage at the second hole with his first birdie of the day, before giving the shot back at the fifth when his tee shot found the water. However, another wayward tee shot at the last resulted in Matsuyama bogeying the final hole and seeing his lead trimmed to one shot again as Tringale birdied from close range.
Vin Diesel: Fast and Furious fans emotional as actor walks Paul Walker’s daughter down the aisle
Fast & Furious fans are reacting to the emotional news that Vin Diesel walked Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow, down the aisle at her wedding. Diesel is godfather to Meadow, who was born just two years before the pair first starred in The Fast and the Furious (2000) together. “Vin Diesel walking Meadow Walker down the aisle at her wedding in place of Paul has me shaking and crying right now,” one fan wrote. Another added: “Vin Diesel walked Paul Walker’s daughter down the aisle and now here I am crying in public.”One fan commented that the “family” the characters regularly mention in the Fast & Furious franchise “is so real”. To see her with my children is one of the most beautiful things.”Diesel most recently appeared in the ninth Fast & Furious film, which was released earlier this year, and is set to appear in two final instalments.
Adam Peaty: Strictly star addresses ‘intense’ dance following ‘almost-kiss’ with partner Katya Jones
Adam Peaty has shed light on the Strictly Come Dancing performance in which viewers felt he “almost kissed” Katya Jones. The duo performed an Argentine tango for the fourth week of this year’s series and, at the end of the routine, the Olympic athlete appeared to momentarily move his face towards Jones. I want to entertain people.”Adam Peaty addresses dance that led to ‘almost-kiss’ with Katya Jones (BBC iPlayer)Strictly viewers have been keeping an eye out for any signs of the “Strictly Curse” rearing its ugly head in the 2021 series of the TV competition. Both apologised at the time, with Walsh calling it a “one-off drunken mistake”. Earlier this year, Walsh reflected on the scandal, saying that it “destroyed” his career and ruined “what life could have been”.
Elton John calls out ‘f***ing big mouth’ Ed Sheeran after singer ruins ‘secret’ Christmas song surprise
Elton John has called Ed Sheeran a “f***ing big mouth” after the singer prematurely revealed a “secret” collaboration. “Yeah, he let the cat out of the bag, didn’t he?” John told NME when he was asked about the gaffe. John continued: “I was sworn to secrecy and then big mouth f***ing Sheeran goes to the Netherlands! We’ve got LadBaby to deal with!”LadBaby has topped the charts at Christmas for the past three years running. Sheeran previously said the idea to do a Christmas song came from John, who rang him on Christmas Day 2020.
Squid Game: Netflix viewers notice episode 1 Easter egg that gives away ending
Netflix users rewatching Squid Game have noticed a huge episode one clue teasing the show’s ending. Those who have finished Squid Game are now going back for round two – and are noticing new details now they know how it ends. Oh Il-Nam in Netflix hit ‘Squid Game’ (Netflix)With this in mind, watching Oh Il-nam’s behaviour during the “Red Light, Green Light” challenge takes on a completely new light. He runs with little fear despite the fact a robot will shoot him if it detects movement when it turns around. One of Squid Game’s stars has shocked his Instagram followers with a post following the show’s huge success.
Alec Baldwin: Rust crew members ‘walked off set’ over ‘safety concerns’ before actor’s prop gun killed Halyna Hitchins
Camera crew members walked off the set of Rust due to “safety concerns” a day before Alec Baldwin’s prop gun killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, it’s been claimed. They said that concerns over gun safety had been raised ahead of the fatal accident, as well as worries over the handling of Covid-19 regulations, but claimed these were all “brushed off repeatedly” by the film’s producers. According to the crew member, there had been two previous accidental discharges of a prop gun aead of Ms Hutchins’ death. Ms Hutchins, 42, was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital by helicopter where she was pronounced dead. Hutchins’ husband, Matthew, with whom she had one sone, said that Mr Baldwin has been “very supportive” in the wake of her death.
'I wasn't sure if I was ready': Doubts of head armorer, 24, in charge of guns on Alec Baldwin film
AdvertisementThe 24-year-old head armorer in charge of guns on Alec Baldwin film where cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was tragically shot and killed on Thursday had admitted she wasn't sure she was ready for the job in an interview before filming started. The movie, set in 1880's Kansas, stars Baldwin as the infamous outlaw Harland Rust, whose grandson is sentenced to hang for an accidental murder. You can't guarantee that as you go across the country,' he told DailyMail.com on Friday. Number two is every single person on a movie set has a right to inspect a weapon before it's fired. Props expert Guillaume Delouche at Independent Studio Services holds a prop gun while explaining them in Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles on Friday.
With Europe's second-worst vaccination rate, Ukraine suffers COVID surge
Authorities have blamed surging infections on a sluggish pace of vaccination in the nation of 41 million. Ukrainians can freely choose between Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines, but only about 15% of the population is fully vaccinated, Europe’s lowest level after Armenia. Starting Thursday, proof of vaccination or a negative test is required to board planes, trains and long-distance buses. He said that a former lawmaker, Nadiya Savchenko, produced a fake proof of vaccination as she returned to Ukraine Friday. Police said they suspect workers at 15 hospitals across the country of involvement in issuing false vaccination certificates.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are spotted outside Heathrow Airport with their children
AdvertisementPrince William appeared to put his grandmother's health scare behind him and carried on as normal this week as he was spotted outside the Windsor Suite at Heathrow airport along with his wife the Duchess of Cambridge and their three children. William and Kate, both 39, appeared to travel from the airport with Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, from their Kensington Palace home in London. The royals were driven to the airport by Prince William in a blacked out Audi closely escorted by security and a nanny. The Windsor Suite at Heathrow costs £3,300 for up to three people for an arriving or departing flight, as well as those on flights connecting within three hours. Aptly dubbed the Windsor Suite, the opulent VIP service and private lounge at Heathrow Airport has welcomed popes, presidents, royalty and religious leaders into a lap of luxury.
MotoGP title rivals grid-locked in Emilia-Romagna practice
Quartararo is bidding to become the first Frenchman to be crowned world champion in the category and could seal the title this weekend. The 22-year-old leads Italian rider Bagnaia by 52 points with three races remaining. Bagnaia beat his French rival on the same circuit in the San Marino GP in September. Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha-SRT) 2.217Note: The top 10 move directly to the second qualifying session which determines the make-up of the top 12 on the grid for Sunday's race. The top two from the first qualifying session join them for session two.
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060
"I announce today Saudi Arabia's target to reach net zero emissions by 2060 through its circular carbon economy approach," said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a recorded statement at the "Saudi Green Initiative" forum. A statement said Saudi Arabia would "contribute to cutting global methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030, as part of its commitment to deliver a cleaner, greener future". In March, Saudi Arabia unveiled a sweeping campaign to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions, including a plan to plant billions of trees in the coming decades. Saudi Arabia also declared it would designate new "protected areas". Saudi Arabia currently draws on oil and natural gas to both meet its own fast-growing power demand and desalinate its water -- which consumes huge quantities of oil daily.
'Never Give In' is part of United's DNA: Solskjaer
'Never Give In' is part of Manchester United's DNA says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he knows they will need that when they face in-form Liverpool on SundayAdvertising Read moreLondon (AFP)Victory eased the pressure slightly on United's Norwegian manager after a series of disappointing results in the Premier League. Liverpool, the only unbeaten side in the league, could stretch their advantage over United to seven points if they win. Solskjaer has concerns over the fitness of Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Marcus Rashford as United bid to reboot their title campaign. Solskjaer says a loss to Liverpool would present a huge challenge to redress the seven points difference even though it is early in the campaign. "To be seven points behind is going to be a big distance," said Solskjaer.
News Roundup: Lucid’s first Canadian shop, a 1,000-hp Chevy crate engine, and more
News Roundup: Lucid’s first Canadian shop, a 1,000-hp Chevy crate engine, and more The gargantuan 10.35L big-block V8 ZZ632 Chevrolet engine will debut at SEMA this year Photo by Lucid GroupArticle content Welcome to our round-up of the biggest breaking stories on Driving.ca from this past week. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content Halton Police encourage trucks with trailers to “#CheckYourBalls” You have heard the expression #CheckYourNuts before from us regarding wheel fastener torque. Article content The Halton Police force was not issuing a health advisory to men when it told Twitter to “#CheckYourBalls” earlier this week . Article content A group of Canadian technology companies have partnered together with a First Nation from the B.C.
Italy’s former interior minister Salvini stands trial on migrant kidnapping charges
Italy's former interior minister Matteo Salvini went on trial in a court in Sicily for allegedly blocking migrants from disembarking from a rescue ship in 2019. Italy's former interior minister and far-right leader Matteo Salvini went on trial on Saturday for allegedly illegally blocking 147 rescued migrants from disembarking from a rescue ship and holding them in dire conditions. Prosecutors have asked that the witness list include Conte, as well as Italy's current Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio. Italy's Senate voted last year to strip Salvini of his parliamentary immunity, paving the way for the trial. When he blocked the ships, Salvini was part of a coalition government and held the positions of interior minister and deputy prime minister.
On the Road: 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II
On the Road: 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II Calgarian was bitten by British sports car bug early, and has the ownership records to prove it Photo by Doug JamesArticle content Decades in the making, Doug James reports the resurrection of his 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II was well worth the wait. Try refreshing your browser, or On the Road: 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II Back to video By the early 1970s, James was working as an engineer and moved to Calgary. However, in the early 1980s, club member Ken Uyeda offered James a partially disassembled 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II, model BJ7. Article content Photo by Doug James “The BJ7 was available from August 1962 until February 1964,” James explains. Article content Toggle full screen mode Previous Gallery Image Photo by Doug James Photo by Doug James Photo by Doug James Photo by Doug James Photo by Doug James Photo by Doug James Next Gallery Image Toggle gallery captions All 6 Photos for Gallery Function Not Available Full Screen is not supported on this browser version.
150 mph without a driver: Indy autonomous cars gear up for race
Cars will not race on the "Brickyard" track at the same time but will start one after the other -- with the winner being the fastest over two full-speed laps. On race day, it is not drivers that will make the difference -- but about 40,000 lines of code programmed by each team. The MIT-PITT-RW team, the only one made up entirely of students without supervision, got their car only six weeks ago. The MIT-PITT-RW's car hit 130 km/h (81 mph) in testing, but Suvarna believes it capable of overtaking 160 on Saturday (100 mph). The Robocar, made by manufacturer Roborace, has held the speed record for an autonomous car since 2019, clocking in at 282 km/h (175 mph) -- but on a straight course, not a circuit.
Italy's Senate revokes Salvini's immunity from second trial over migrant detention
Italy's Senate voted on Thursday to strip far-right chief Matteo Salvini of his parliamentary immunity, paving the way for him to face trial, for a second time, over allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea. The Senate voted 149 to 141 to strip Salvini of his immunity, with one abstention. The head of the anti-immigrant League party is already set to stand trial in a separate but similar case. Ministers cannot be tried for actions taken while in office unless their parliamentary immunity is revoked by the Senate. In February, the Senate voted to strip him of his parliamentary immunity in that case.
Italy government bolstered as Salvini falls short in regional polls
Italy's hard-right League leader Matteo Salvini had been hoping for a clean sweep in the regional polls. Earlier this month, League leader Salvini had said he was aiming for a clean sweep. Culture Minister and prominent PD official Dario Franceschini said the result bolstered the party and its leader Nicola Zingaretti. Until the Emilia-Romagna setback, Salvini had led his conservative allies to eight straight regional victories since the last national ballot in March 2018. In the regional ballot, the right easily kept control of the northern regions of Veneto and Liguria, while the PD retained Campania in the south.
Chris Sankey: Green policies have denied opportunities to First Nations, without any benefit to the planet
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Raymond J. de Souza: Government overreach on COVID measures has been about power — not the pandemic
Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Try refreshing your browser, or Raymond J. de Souza: Government overreach on COVID measures has been about power — not the pandemic Back to video Nevertheless, overreach in the promotion of a positive measure — vaccination — still remains overreach. It is possible that overreach may hamper vaccination, too; at least some who decline vaccination do so as a political protest against the expansion of state power. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Canada’s vaccination record means that government pandemic overreach is more about government than the pandemic.
Tencent, Huawei, other major Shenzhen firms to bolster user data safeguards ahead of roll-out of new personal information law
Tencent Holdings, Huawei Technologies Co, Ping An Insurance and ZTE Corp are among more than 20 major Shenzhen-based app operators that have committed to strengthen their user data security in line with China’s new Personal Information Protection Law.
No mixed Covid-19 booster shots for China until scientists are sure, top disease expert says
Shao Yiming, researcher for the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said new recommendations would be made once there was more data from different types of vaccines.
NP View: Trudeau should humbly listen to Alberta voters on equalization
Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content In the 11 years between 2007 and 2018, Albertans contributed a net $240 billion to the rest of Canada, more than any other province. The design of the current equalization program is also problematic. Article content Now, all this might simply be considered part of the normal tradeoffs within a country like Canada.
O'Toole's campaign chair Walied Soliman wins $500K defamation award against 'alt-right' commentator
Share this Story: O'Toole's campaign chair Walied Soliman wins $500K defamation award against 'alt-right' commentatorO'Toole's campaign chair Walied Soliman wins $500K defamation award against 'alt-right' commentator Daniel Bordman attacked O'Toole for having Soliman on his leadership team, including in one video titled: 'Erin O'Toole's Connections to the Muslim Brotherhood' Photo by Courtesy Walied SolimanArticle content OTTAWA — Walied Soliman, a Muslim lawyer who chaired Erin O’Toole’s leadership campaign and the recent Conservative Party election campaign, has won a $500,000 defamation award against a self-styled “news commentator” who used YouTube and other internet platforms to accuse Soliman of being a terrorism supporter. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content Soliman sued Daniel Bordman in February 2020, meaning much of the litigation coincided with the Conservative leadership race that O’Toole won that summer. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.
Biden’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts
“The psychological dynamic that led to the rise of Trump is happening again — this sense that you’re losing your country and it’s being led by an individual without the cognitive capacity to run a fast-food joint,” said Cliff Sims, who served in a senior role in the Trump administration. “The anger is less about Joe Biden individually and more about the state of the country that he is presiding over. He’s an avatar — he’s like the symbol of the decline of America.”
Prosecutors: Clark County man touted in Republican election fraud allegations voted his dead wife’s ballot
A man who once described a ballot being cast in his dead wife’s name as “sickening” and was cited by the Nevada Republican Party last November as evidence that massive voter fraud swayed the results of the 2020 presidential election has been charged by prosecutors with voter fraud. According to a lawsuit filed in the Las Vegas Justice Court this month, the man, Donald Kirk Hartle, voted his deceased wife Rosemarie Hartle’s ballot. The Nevada Republican Party also cited Hartle’s interview with KLAS Channel 8 in their voter fraud allegations. In early December, Judge James Russell ruled against the Trump campaign’s request to either block certification of the state’s presidential election results or award the state’s electoral votes to Trump. In a 35-page written order, he said the campaign’s claims of voter fraud fell far short of the evidentiary standard needed to contest the results of the presidential election.
Snam CEO hopes COP26 will provide definition for blue hydrogen
REUTERS/Guglielmo MangiapaneLONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow ought to agree a definition for blue hydrogen to help producers trade it, the CEO of gas infrastructure group Snam (SRG.MI) said on Saturday. "At COP26 we need to define what blue hydrogen means, because if you have blue hydrogen with little CO2 capture and a lot of methane leakage, it is very damaging," CEO Marco Alvera told the Saudi Green Initiative forum in Riyadh. "Blue hydrogen must be defined, has to be certified, so the people producing very low or no carbon and no methane leaking in the hydrogen can have a tradable market," he said. Blue hydrogen is extracted from natural gas using steam-methane reforming, currently the standard process, and captures the CO2 emissions in underground or subsea storage. It is seen as a transitional approach while green hydrogen, which uses renewable energy for extraction, cannot fully meet demand.
Russian, Chinese warships hold first joint patrols in the Pacific
A group of naval vessels from Russia and China conduct a joint maritime military patrol in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, in this still image taken from video released on October 23, 2021. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERSMOSCOW, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Russian and Chinese warships held their first joint patrols in the Western part of the Pacific ocean on October 17-23, Russia's defence ministry said in a statement on Saturday. read more"The group of ships passed through the Tsugaru Strait for the first time as part of the patrol," Russia's defence ministry said in the statement. "The tasks of the patrols were the demonstration of the Russian and Chinese state flags, maintaining of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, and guardianship of the subjects of maritime economic activities of the two countries," the ministry added. Reporting by Polina Devitt Editing by Peter GraffOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia's Tigray
Humanitarian sources and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the area, said a university in Mekelle was hit by the strike. Tigrai TV, controlled by the TPLF-led regional administration that is not recognised by Addis Ababa, reported that 11 civilians were wounded in the air strike. TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda accused the government of putting the U.N. plane in harm's way. The TPLF dominated Ethiopia's ruling party for decades before Abiy, who is not a Tigrayan, took office in 2018. Residents in Dessie, a city in Amhara, told Reuters people were fleeing, a day after a TPLF spokesperson said its forces were within artillery range of the town.
IDF, police foil gun, drug smuggling operation; Hezbollah involvement suspected
Israeli security forces on Saturday said they thwarted an operation to smuggle drugs and weapons from Lebanon, potentially on behalf of the Hezbollah terrorist organization. “The possibility that the [smuggling] attempt was made with the help of the terrorist organization Hezbollah is being examined,” the IDF said in a statement. The terror group is known to fund its activities through drug sales around the world, including producing large amounts of hashish in eastern Lebanon. In June, the IDF said it arrested an Arab Israeli father and son suspected of smuggling a large amount of hashish and firearms into Israel from Lebanon, also potentially on behalf of Hezbollah. AdvertisementThe suspects were found in possession of 15 handguns, dozens of ammunition magazines and some 36 kilograms (80 pounds) of hashish.
China passes law to cut homework pressure on students
SHANGHAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) - China has passed an education law that seeks to cut the "twin pressures" of homework and off-site tutoring in core subjects, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday. China's parliament said on Monday it would consider legislation to punish parents if their young children exhibit "very bad behaviour" or commit crimes. read moreChildren leave a school in Shekou area of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China April 20, 2021. It has also cut back on homework and banned after-school tutoring for major subjects during the weekend and holidays, concerned about the heavy academic burden on overwhelmed children. Reporting by Steven Bian and Engen Tham in Shanghai; Editing by William MallardOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Saudi Arabia targets net zero emissions by 2060, crown prince says
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoRIYADH, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, aims to reach zero-net emissions by 2060, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged at an environment conference in the kingdom on Saturday. The crown prince, in recorded remarks, announced plans to cut carbon emissions by over 270 million tonnes per year as part of the Saudi Green Initiative, which he said would see investments of more than 700 billion riyals ($186.63 billion). ($1 = 3.7507 riyals)Reporting by Yousef Saba and Saeed Azhar in Riyadh, Marwa Rashad in London and Maher Chmaytelli in Dubai; writing by Ghaida Ghantous; editing by Jason NeelyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Outcry as Israel labels Palestinian rights groups ‘terrorists’
Israel has issued a military order designating six prominent Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist organisations”, in a move swiftly condemned by the Palestinian Authority, rights groups, and the United Nations. Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine director at HRW, told Al Jazeera that Israel’s move was part of a “systematic assault on human rights advocacy”. Human Rights Defenders are not terrorists & should never be smeared like this. Proud to be in solidarity with @alhaq_org's director @SJabaren, and with other Palestinian human rights defenders. Some of the leading Palestinian human rights organizations, groups we wholeheartedly work with, have been designated by Israel as "terrorist organizations."
‘My Heart Is Broken’: Alec Baldwin Releases A Statement After Fatally Shooting Crew Member On Set
In a tragic accident on Thursday, actor Alec Baldwin shot a prop gun on the set of Rust, a Western he was filming in New Mexico, killing the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, and wounding director Joel Souza. Hutchins, 42, was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital and later died from her injuries, while Souza was taken to a local hospital for his injuries and was released on Friday. No charges have been filed in the shooting. “The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones,” Rust Movie Productions LLC said in a statement, adding, “We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation. We will be providing counselling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event.”
The 5 Products Vogue’s Beauty Director Needs You To Know About This Week
The ultimate autumnal fragrance, this latest launch in the Aerin fragrance collection is a woody floral mix of gardenia, jasmine, cedarwood and sandalwood, all infused to perfection and executed in the way that only the founder and creative director, Aerin Lauder knows how. £99, available at and Selfridges.com.
I Had My Drink Spiked As A Student – How Is It Still Happening?
Five police forces are investigating reports of women being “spiked by injection” at parties or nightclubs, with some young women coming forward to tell their stories to the press. All Sarah Buckle, a 19-year-old student at Nottingham University, remembers is dancing and speaking to friends at a bar before waking up in hospital with a bruised hand. I’ve been writing about violence against women for almost a decade, and I had hoped that in that time, life might have improved for young women. You had to leave your drink on a table in order to go out for a cigarette, so anyone could have done it. It was my first or second drink, but suddenly, it was as though I had had 15.
5 Romantic Movies To Watch On Netflix In Honour Of Cuffing Season
If romantic comedies are dead, Netflix has yet to get the memo. As we enter cuffing season, here are five great romantic movies on Netflix to watch right now. Romance inevitably ensues for both couples, combined with shocking set pieces, overblown slapstick, witty repartee and a winning final act. As they become close, Ellie realises that she also has feelings for Aster and can’t keep deceiving her. The result is a profoundly moving examination of race, sexuality, religion and the bittersweet nature of unrequited love.
Blackpink’s Lisa On Honouring Her Thai Roots On ‘Lalisa’ & What’s Next For Her Explosive Solo Career
2021 has been a year of hotly anticipated music releases, but few have been as eventful as the debut single from BlackPink wordsmith, Lalisa Manoban aka Lisa. “My ideas are reflected in the album, from the Thai-style melody line within the song to the music video sets, styling, album design, and choreography,” says Lisa. Thanks to Spotify and social media, Lisa has been able to see the responses in real-time. You get inspired through all the diverse music you get to see at just a glance.”For Lisa, variety is essential in music and fashion. That style philosophy is on full display in the music video for ‘Lalisa’, where she switches outfits 14 times.
Bella Hadid Plays A Bond Girl In Michael Kors’s Latest Campaign
There’s still plenty of debate about who should be the next James Bond following Daniel Craig’s retirement, but at least there’s a clear frontrunner for the future 007’s love interest. In a newly released campaign for Michael Kors, Bella Hadid introduces the MMK X 007 collection, a limited-edition range that “brings to life the glamour, intrigue and energy of the Bond films”, in character as a Bond girl – dressed to thrill in the capsule’s retro zip-up swimsuit as she rises, Venus-like, out of an infinity pool. For her part, Bella keeps her gold-rimmed binocs stowed in her logo-covered MMK X 007 tote in the campaign, with a shaken-not-stirred martini carefully placed next to her deckchair. Instagram content View on InstagramDirector Brando De Sica previously worked with fellow Michael Kors ambassador Naomie Harris on another Bond-inspired campaign – this one set in Milan. The two-minute-eight-second clip sees the Moneypenny actress, who chose a sequined Michael Kors gown for the No Time to Die premiere, accept a “critical” package from Bond: a birthday gift in the form of Michael Kors’s limited-edition Bancroft satchel, delivered via motorcycle.
7 On-Trend Horror Film Heroines To Channel This Halloween
Spooky season is upon us, and dressing up to go out IRL is back. If you’re over wearing devil horns, why not take your style cues from some chic on-screen horror heroines? Read more: The Best Female Villains To Channel This HalloweenMyriad sophisticated outfit options are available to order from the comfort of your sofa. Simply add a dramatic sweep of lipstick and a blood-red mani to really look the part. Here, seven stylish scary movie protagonists to inspire your costume this Halloween.
6 lesser-known facts about Malaika Arora every fan should know
On the occasion of her 48th birthday, we dug up 6 lesser-known facts about her. She considers herself a tomboyInstagram content View on InstagramArora wasn’t always the sultry siren we know her to be. She is a professional dancerInstagram content View on InstagramEver looked at Arora's effortless moves and wondered where she got them from? She's a Hrithik Roshan fanInstagram content View on InstagramThe star, who has a sizeable flock of loyal fans, is, in turn, a huge fan of Hrithik Roshan. Also read:6 fun facts about Ranbir Kapoor that every fan should know10 interesting facts about Alia Bhatt you probably never knew
This unique weekend home in Khopoli offers panoramic views of the lush Western Ghats
When Mumbai-based financial analyst Kunal Shroff was looking for an architect and interior designer for his second home, he didn’t have to look far; his wife, Apoorva Shroff, Partner at reD Architects was an obvious choice. reD Architects came on board to conceptualise the interiors for the couple's 30,000 sq ft villa in Khopoli in the Western Ghats. reD Architects employed their disruptive aesthetic to create the blueprint for a one-of-a-kind layout featuring two rectangular blocks and one circular block that have been merged together. But what we couldn’t ignore were the spectacular views in every direction. So we took inspiration from the mountains and decided to build the house framing these views.
Smart-aging: Jak poznáte správný kolagenový drink?
Smart-aging: Jak poznáte správný kolagenový drink? Tedy pokud chcete ud?lat pro svou ple?, vlasy, nehty a t?lo n?co víc, než se mýt a mazat SPF. Foto: Oslo Skin LabSkintelektuálové již moc dob?e v?dí, že kolagen tvo?í zásadní sou?ást pokožky a také to, že s v?kem množství této bílkoviny v t?le klesá. Ty mají trochu jiné vlastnosti a chovají se v t?le jinak než kolagen v mase nebo vývaru. Kolagen v Oslo Skin Lab prokázal prost?ednictvím d?kladného výzkumu pozitivní ú?inky na pokožku.
What Kendall Jenner Eats: Photos of Model's Balanced Diet
Kendall Jenner Loves to Stay Fit, But Practices Balance With Her Diet: See Photos of What She EatsLet’s indulge! Kendall Jenner is all about showing off her fit curves while heading to various workouts all over Los Angeles, but when it comes to her diet, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum is dedicated to balance. The reality star also is known for showing off different drinks crafted with her new tequila brand. “I think it makes my life a lot easier and our relationship a lot better to be completely honest. Devin “knows” the Vogue cover girl “would like some sort of a commitment” in the form of a meaningful gesture.
With ‘Lalisa,’ Blackpink’s Brightest Star Steps Into the Spotlight
2021 has been a year of hotly anticipated music releases, but few have been as eventful as the debut single from BlackPink wordsmith , Lalisa Manoban aka Lisa. “My ideas are reflected in the album, from the Thai-style melody line within the song to the music video sets, styling, album design, and choreography,” says Lisa. Thanks to Spotify and social media, Lisa has been able to see the responses in real-time. “It’s cool to be able to directly see and hear what my fans like and are currently listening to,” says Lisa. You get inspired through all the diverse music you get to see at just a glance.”
Where Is Amanda Knox Now After Murder Trial? She Welcomes Daughter
Where Does Amanda Knox Live Now? In addition to her work with the Innocence Project, Amanda is a journalist and wrote a memoir titled Waiting to Be Heard, which was released in 2013. Amanda Knox Is MarriedThe activist started dating Christopher Robinson, a poet and author of two books, in 2015. Christopher also produced Amanda’s podcast “The Truth About True Crime with Amanda Knox,” which ran for four seasons. Amanda Knox Announces Pregnancy in August 2021In August 2021, Amanda announced she and husband Christopher were expecting their first child together, one month after suffering a miscarriage.
Tori Roloff Soaks in Bath on 'Mom's Night' in New Washington House
Little People, Big World star Tori Roloff made time to relax with a quiet bath inside of her gorgeous new home after her move to Washington. “Mom’s night,” Tori, 30, captioned a Boomerang clip of herself soaking in the tub and enjoying a Tula face mask on Thursday, October 21. The couple’s son, Jackson, has already started to explore the area in a clip shared by Zach, 31, in which their 4-year-old drives around their beautiful yard in a mini jeep. While getting settled in, Tori shared a sweet clip of her own including their daughter, Lilah Ray, enjoying the peacefulness of their new place too. And just because the reality brood relocated, Tori assured fans they won’t be retiring from LPBW.
Cities aren’t adapting to climate change fast enough
Climate change is magnifying threats such as flooding, wildfires, tropical storms and drought. I am concerned that the pace of climate change is accelerating much more rapidly than urban areas are taking steps to adapt to it. Failure to adapt urban areas to climate change will put millions of people at risk. Extreme weather and long-term climate zone shifts As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows in its latest report, released in August 2021, global climate change is widespread, rapid and accelerating. Time is also a critical resource as the pace of climate change accelerates.
Yes, you can only work 5 hours and call it a day. Here’s how to make it productive
But surprisingly, my productivity didn’t budge with the reduction in working hours: I earned the same income, met deadlines comfortably, and left the desk fulfilled. 81% of people spend less than three hours a day on creative work anyway. I suggest doing a time-tracking experiment to see how many hours you work in a day and how many of those are productive. Work in your mental peaks There’s a time of the day you work better. How many hours we work per day is a question that barely holds any importance today.
The charts that matter: bond yields turn back up and a new bitcoin record
There are plenty of opportunities for investors, and Matthew picks some of the best in this week’s magazine. (Chinese yuan to the US dollar: since 25 Jun 2019)The yield on the ten-year US government bond started climbing again after dipping last week. (Ten-year US Treasury yield: three months)The yield on the Japanese ten-year bond tailed off after earlier gains. (Ten-year Japanese government bond yield: three months)And the yield on the ten-year German Bund climbed tantalisingly close to positive territory, bubbling under at -0.09%. (Aussie dollar vs US dollar exchange rate: three months)Bitcoin investors were cheering as the cryptocurrency surpassed its previous highs to hit over $67,000.
Thoughts Before Funding a 529 College Savings Plan
Luckily, there’s a tax-advantaged way to save for these growing college expenses: the 529 college savings plan. Contributions to a 529 plan do not have to be reported on your federal tax return. How to choose a 529 plan? Avoiding tax penalties on 529 Plan funds – not all expenses are qualified Avoid overfunding the 529 if possible, as “qualified education expenses” do not cover all expenses related to college. These costs can easily add up, so it may make sense to save outside of a 529 plan to help cover them.
What is COP26? Here’s what to know about the global climate summit
Over two weeks in November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Scotland to discuss what to do about climate change. In 1992, countries agreed to an international treaty called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which sets ground rules and expectations for global cooperation on combating climate change. It was the first time the majority of nations formally recognized the need to control greenhouse gas emissions, which cause global warming that drives climate change. That agreement set the goal of limiting global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and preferably to 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F), to avoid catastrophic climate change. The initial set of emission reduction targets in 2015 was far too weak to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Something unusual is happening at many small, conservative Christian colleges: They're growing
A longer-running and bigger association of Christian colleges — with a generally broader canvas of Christian beliefs and practices — is also seeing growth, but less dramatically. The growth at both sets of Christian colleges far outpaces the overall trend in the private nonprofit school sector. The growth at these conservative Christian colleges coincides somewhat with the emergence of Trumpism, but the reasons perhaps go beyond the rise of MAGA nation. But there's one very visible marker of how Grace College can be different — and it starts at 10:30 a.m. three days a week. The group formally started in January 2020, becoming a secondary option to the broader Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, which has been around since 1976.
Campaigning in Virginia, 'bomb cyclone', Dodgers vs. Braves: 5 things to know this weekend
EditorsUSA TODAYHarris, Obama to encourage Black voters to turn out for key Virginia raceAs fellow Democrats worry about a close contest in the Virginia governor's race, candidate Terry McAuliffe is turning to a popular ex-president, other political leaders and outreach programs to encourage turnout from a key constituency: Black voters. The visit of the country's first Black president could help energize Black voters, who helped deliver victory for McAuliffe in an earlier bid for governor in 2013. MLB's National League Championship Series comes down to this weekendSeeking their first the World Series berth since 1999, the Atlanta Braves will host the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of MLB's National League Championship Series Saturday night (8:08 p.m. The team that comes out of the weekend as the National League champion will face the Houston Astros, winner of the American League pennant, in the World Series, which begins Tuesday. The Astros clinched their trip to the World Series Friday night with a 5-0 win over the Boston Red Sox, winning the last three games to take the series 4-2.
Cop who saved 4-year-old from Times Square shooting gives girl’s family $3k check
Vogel invited Skye and her family to visit her Midtown precinct on Friday. There, she presented them with a check and organized a special visit from one of NYPD’s mounted units, Little Joe. DCPIAlyssa Vogel invited Skye and her family to the Midtown precinct, where the cop presented them a check for $3,000. “I kept telling her to breathe and that her daughter was going to be OK,” Vogel said after the rescue. “I kept trying to calm her down because she was obviously very scared.”Two other innocent bystanders were also injured in the shooting.
D.C.-area forecast: Classic October weather this weekend before some early-week storminess
By this time next week, the average daily high will drop below 65 degrees, where it’ll stay until the first week of April. I point that out because here at CWG we count “nice days” as those which fall between 65 and 85. Approaching the end of fall’s nice day season, you’re definitely going to want to soak up whatever ones we get. This weekend’s packing two.
His collection of miniatures from around the world fills 16 rooms. And he’s not done yet.
In the last decade, his collection has more than doubled in size, and he has become a patron as well as a collector. He and his partner, Elizabeth, who accompanies him on search expeditions, have befriended many of the miniatures artists. One is the Jangid family of Jaipur, India, who come from a long line of traditional wood carvers. The exquisitely wrought figurine of the Rajasthani woman is one of many pieces he has commissioned from the family. For Flores, it’s a way of not only adding to his stash but helping to financially support the practitioners of a dying art.
Max Scherzer won’t start Game 6 of the NLCS because of arm fatigue, putting the Dodgers in a bind
Since Scherzer signed his current seven-year deal with the Nationals before the 2015 season, he has avoided major injury by managing little ones — taking an extra day here and there to preserve himself later, pushing back a World Series start in 2019 because of a neck issue, only to start Game 7 a few days later. He is an expert at making sure little problems do not become bigger ones, at knowing when pushing through could have irreversible consequences and when it is safe. Clearly, Scherzer and the Dodgers were worried about the consequences of having him pitch while fatigued Saturday. The question is what consequences the Dodgers will now face because he can’t.
College football Week 8 TV schedule: Alabama-Tennessee, Oklahoma State-Iowa State highlight sleepy day
Warren only had 20 combined carries in Oklahoma State’s first two games, but now only five running backs in the nation have more attempts this season. … LSU travels to Mississippi in its first game since the Tigers and Coach Ed Orgeron agreed to part ways at the end of the season, less than two years removed from a national title. LSU went 5-5 in pandemic-stricken 2020 and is 4-3 this season after getting decimated by injuries, but last weekend’s upset of Florida showed that the Tigers’ overwhelming talent still can carry the day when needed. Rebels quarterback Matt Corral, a Heisman contender, took a beating in last weekend’s win over Tennessee, when he ran the ball 30 times for 195 yards. Coach Lane Kiffin said this week that Corral is “not in very good shape” and that he’s “not feeling really good” about Corral’s chances of playing.
Senator Rand Paul: “I’m Against All Mandates”
This week, Sean and Rachel invite Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to The Kitchen Table to discuss why he opposes vaccine and mask mandates, specifically for children. Senator Paul also shares his disapproval of Dr. Anthony Fauci and why he believes Dr. Fauci misled the public on the origins of the COVID-19 virus and discusses the FDA Modernization Act that would end animal testing mandates. Follow Sean and Rachel on Twitter: @SeanDuffyWI & @RCamposDuffy
‘We know terrible things can happen:’ Cuba opposition leader vows national march
In defiance of Cuba's government, a young artist who has emerged as one of the country's leading opposition leaders vowed that he and others are moving forward with national protests planned for Nov. 15. “We know we can go to prison, we know terrible things can happen," Yunior García, 39, told NBC News via WhatsApp messages about the planned demonstration to demand civil liberties in the communist country. Thursday wasn’t the first time the government had rejected the planned protests. Many of us have been surprised at the dignity of the parents, who until yesterday, believed in the revolution," García said. Cuba plans to open its borders to tourism on Nov. 15 — the day of the planned protest.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo helped redefine El Clasico, but will the world still watch without either?
(CNN) At the absolute peak of their rivalry, El Clasico often seemed more about Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi than it did Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. This Sunday, for the first time since 2007, neither player will be at the two clubs when they meet for the 247th edition of one of football's greatest clashes. Messi's departure to Paris Saint-Germain, which shocked the world of football this summer, was a consequence of the dire financial straits that Barcelona finds itself in, after years of economic imprudence left the club unable to adequately deal with the impacts of the pandemic. Unsurprisingly, the team has struggled since losing the greatest player in club history and head coach Ronald Koeman has often borne the brunt of fan frustration for Barcelona's shortfalls this season. The Dutch manager will surely not be relishing Real Madrid's visit to the Camp Nou this weekend, but he and his team can perhaps find some confidence after recently recording back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
Italy woos Intel over multibillion-euro chip plant: Sources
There is no deal yet, but if the government works hard on this it has a good chance of bringing the plant to Italy." No final decision has been made for either site and plans could change in the coming weeks, the sources said. From U.S. to EUThe Italian factory would be an "advanced packaging" plant that uses new technologies to weave together full chips out of tiles produced by Intel and other chipmakers, the sources said. Still, building the megafactory and packaging plant will take years and is unlikely to help European automakers in the short term. For that, Gelsinger has said Intel plans to reserve capacity at its chip factory in Ireland for automakers and help them shift to using its technology, but that too could take time.
Why cancer stigma for Asian Americans is so dangerous
I didn’t think young women, much less young Asian women, got breast cancer. And then I was having lunch with an Asian American friend and mentioned I was going to get my annual mammogram. But what about other Asian American women who might be too afraid to schedule a mammogram? My two 20-something daughters know they are at a higher risk of breast cancer because of their genetic history. The American Cancer Association reports that 1 in 8 American women will develop breast cancer.
Trump looms large over Ohio special election as Democrats try for an upset
Trump, whose endorsement helped Carey win a crowded primary, carried the district by 14 points in 2020. She flipped her legislative district, once a reliable Republican ring around Columbus, by 14 points in 2018. As well as Trump did in the Ohio 15th, the Trump-weary Republican whose departure opened the seat did even better. As such, the special election Nov. 2 could provide clues on how to run with or against Trump in next year’s midterm elections. A recent Emerson College poll commissioned by NBC4 in Columbus showed Carey leading Russo, 50 percent to 39 percent.
Israel designates Palestinian rights groups as terrorists, U.N. 'alarmed'
JERUSALEM — Israel on Friday effectively outlawed six prominent Palestinian human rights groups by declaring them terrorist organizations, a major escalation of its decades-long crackdown on political activism in the occupied territories. Most of the targeted organizations document alleged human rights violations by Israel as well as the Palestinian Authority, both of which routinely detain Palestinian activists. Israeli and international rights groups condemned the move as an assault on civil society and expressed solidarity with the targeted organizations. Israel has long accused human rights groups and international bodies of being biased against it and of singling it out while ignoring graver violations by other countries. “EU funding to Palestinian civil society organizations is an important element of our support for the two state solution,” it said.
Prince Charles says "dangerously narrow window" to accelerate climate action
Britain's Prince Charles greets guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, October 19, 2021. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERSRIYADH, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles, in recorded remarks at an environment event in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, said there was a "dangerously narrow window" to accelerate climate change action. Citing experts, he said the U.N Climate Change Conference COP26 due to start at the end of October must have nationally determined contributions (NDCs) with "clear baselines" and net zero emission targets by 2050. He was addressing the Saudi Green Initiative forum, at which top exporter Saudi Arabia had earlier on Saturday announced its target to reach zero-net emissions by 2060. read morePrince Charles said the Saudi Green Initiative and a wider Middle East Green Initiative, which Riyadh will host on Monday, would help accelerate the great progress already made. Reporting by Yousef Saba in Riyadh Writing by Ghaida Ghantous Editing by Peter GraffOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
New variant? No masks? Here's what's driving the U.K.'s Covid surge
NBC News investigated the cocktail of factors driving Britain’s surge and the lessons that can be gleaned from the country’s experience. The U.K. government's decision to not maintain or reinstate certain Covid containment measures, such as masks being mandatory in enclosed spaces, were also behind the rise, Gurdasani said. While many countries across Europe and around the world have maintained different levels of Covid restrictions, including mask mandates, the British government has remained adamant in its commitment to England’s full reopening. But Gurdasani and Gupta agreed that the arrival of the delta plus variant, which is a mutated version of the delta variant, shouldn't come as much of a surprise. On Wednesday, Javid resisted calls for a "plan B" approach, even as he confirmed that Covid cases in the U.K. could reach 100,000 a day as winter approaches.
‘Left behind’: For those with weakened immune systems, vaccines have not provided same freedoms
That’s because no doctor can give her a guarantee that her vaccinations afford her adequate levels of protection against the coronavirus. Some, like Giuliana, are unsure how much the vaccine shields them, since immunocompromised people were not included in the clinical trials. Teresa M. Stallone, 46, of Chicago, has psoriatic arthritis, a painful autoimmune condition affecting the skin, joints and other areas. But in the meantime, she says, she shows appreciation for those around her who are helping to keep her healthy. “Covid has made me realize how vulnerable I am, and not just to Covid, but to everything,” she said.
Every Day, Biden Smells Like More of a Loser
By governing as he campaigned (as a competent centrist), Biden might have locked in a governing majority of alienated center-right Americans along with his extant Democratic coalition. However, Biden chose to abandon efforts to transcend the current political paradigm, choosing instead to appease his base. Instead, though, Biden let progressives press him into (sort of) linking passage of the bipartisan bill with a $3.5 trillion social welfare reconciliation package. Biden had a fresh opportunity to break the cycle, but he has instead followed the path of his predecessors. Instead, Biden and the Democrats tried to jam their own framework through—and retroactively sell it to him.
Higher tax rates for billionaires and corporations can still fund Biden's agenda
Adding insult to injury, in 2020, 55 of the country’s biggest corporations paid zero dollars in income taxes. The corporate tax hike alone would bring in $540 billion in revenue over the next 10 years. An alternative option under consideration sets a 15 percent minimum tax that corporations have to pay. But more than 130 nations recently agreed to set a minimum tax rate of 15 percent on all corporations’ profits. People understand them.”Also, complicating tax matters: the Trump tax cuts added a cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions.
Snam CEO hopeful COP26 will provide definition for 'blue hydrogen'
LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Italian gas infrastructure group Snam said that he hopes the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will provide an agreed definition for "blue hydrogen", which would help producers trade it. Marco Alvera was speaking in Riyadh at the Saudi Green Initiative forum, where the world largest oil producer committed to reach net zero by 2060. "There are still a lot of standards that need to be defined, first of all at COP26 we need to define what blue hydrogen means, because if you have blue hydrogen with little CO2 capture and a lot of methane leakage, it is very damaging," he said. "Blue hydrogen must be defined, has to be certified, so the people producing very low or no carbon and no methane leaking in the hydrogen can have a tradable market," he added. (Reporting by Yousef Saba in Riyadh and Marwa Rashad in London Editing by Peter Graff)
‘I never feel completely rested.’ I go to bed at midnight but can’t fall asleep until 3 a.m., then have to drink Red Bull to stay awake all day. Can you help me fall asleep?
Considering a weighted blanket? Once you’ve done that there are some products, and sleep habits, that can help you, and others, get a better night’s rest too. Have you tried a weighted blanket? We’ve highlighted two well-reviewed weighted blankets for those who are looking for one. Learn more: Luna Adult Weighted Blanket, $80 on Amazon.com.
'Monster in the Middle' muses on the complex nature of romantic love
'Monster in the Middle' muses on the complex nature of romantic loveRiverheadTiphanie Yanique's Monster in the Middle is an ambitious novel. Like an earnest suitor, it declares its intentions from the start: in the epigraph that laments the challenge of being taken seriously when writing about love and in a prologue that explores the complex nature of romantic love. Anyone who's ever contemplated writing, studying or reading about romantic love knows this is a valid complaint — even Shakespeare is taken less seriously when his subject is love. Author Interviews Tiphanie Yanique's 'Monster in the Middle' tackles love and religion Tiphanie Yanique's 'Monster in the Middle' tackles love and religion Listen · 6:44 6:44Each section is compelling in its own way. Plus, her mother, despite having a rocky start, sets a high bar, finding powerful and abiding romantic love twice in her life.
Austrian chancellor threatens lockdown for unvaccinated
VIENNA (AP) — Unvaccinated people in Austria could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said Friday night. The news came after a Friday evening meeting between Schallenberg and state-level leaders to discuss their response to rapidly increasing case numbers. If the number reaches 600, or one-third of total ICU capacity, the government plans to impose restrictions on unvaccinated people. Although Austria’s government has encouraged citizens to get vaccinated, the effort has slowed in recent months. Some 65.4% of the total population has received one dose of the vaccine, and 62.2% are fully vaccinated.
Vintage Fitz Cartoon: From 2010
CartoonistDavid is an editorial cartoonist and has been with the Star since 1986. He's won many awards and his cartoons are syndicated to over 700 clients worldwide. He was President of the Tucson Press Club for a decade in the 90s.
Ask Amy: As the senior neighbor on the street, I should have been told about the death
We are the oldest residents on the street; the remaining properties have changed ownership several times. Related Articles Ask Amy: Why are these random people grooming me? Dear Amy: I enjoyed “Expecting’s” dilemma (her husband had a vasectomy 19 years ago, and she got pregnant). Three Time’s a CharmDear Three Times: The odds that both procedures would ultimately fail must have been astronomical. You can email Amy Dickinson at askamy@amydickinson.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.
17-year-old boy killed, 13 others wounded — including 5 in single attack — in citywide shootings Friday
A 17-year-old boy was killed and 13 others wounded — including five in a single attack — in Chicago shootings Friday. The teen was fatally wounded in a shooting in Gresham on the South Side. In nonfatal attacks, five people were wounded in a shooting in Chatham on the South Side. A male and female, whose ages weren’t known, were shot in the arm and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. About 3:15 p.m., the man was in the 1300 block of South Lawndale Avenue when someone opened fire, police said.
Harriette Cole: I get that COVID changed things but this is tacky
Related Articles Harriette Cole: My girlfriend is irritating. Harriette Cole: I can’t let my dad run my life like thisHarriette Cole: Should I tell her that her new friend is a bully? Harriette Cole: When I revealed my eating disorder, they said I should work out more and dietHarriette Cole: My friend won’t stop her weird behavior What’s off-putting is the direct request for gifts. You can recommend that they invest in self-watering systems that are designed to water plants on a timed, intermittent basis. Harriette Cole is a lifestylist and founder of DREAMLEAPERS, an initiative to help people access and activate their dreams.
Ask Amy: I’m upset that I didn’t hear about my neighbor’s death directly from his family
– Upset NeighborDear Upset: I could easily cite several very understandable reasons why these two women have not reached out, including the fact that they may have forgotten your names and affiliation with their parents. After a death, the note-writing is most often done by those expressing sympathy – not the other way around. Dear Amy: I enjoyed “Expecting’s” dilemma (her hubby had a vasectomy 19 years ago, and she got pregnant). – Three Times a CharmDear Three Times: The odds that both procedures would ultimately fail must have been astronomical. (You can email Amy Dickinson at askamy@amydickinson.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.
How Mac Jones and the Patriots offense can break out against the Jets
For the first time all season, the Patriots offense started fast last week. Now at 2-4, the Pats must start fast again or risk taking a knockout blow from the Jets. Mac Jones only took four hits from New York back in Week 2, half of which were the fault of backup offensive tackle Yasir Durant. Throw on first downSpeaking of Week 2, Jones averaged 8.5 yards per attempt on first-down passes that day. Jones’ yards per attempt and touchdown rate are both higher on first down than all other passing situations, and his interception rate gets cut in half.
Richard Seymour sees induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame as a long time coming
“This is a tremendous honor, it’s a part of my legacy, and I’m truly ecstatic to be a new inducted member of the Patriots Hall of Fame. Seymour has been a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame three years running. Over his career, Seymour totaled 496 tackles, 57.5 sacks, 88 QB hits and four forced fumbles. Belichick has long asserted Seymour belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and reiterated his case Friday. He certainly deserves to be in the Patriots Hall of Fame and the NFL Hall of Fame,” he said.
Money and misinformation: how Turning Point USA became a formidable pro-Trump force
The group, which has non-profit charity status that bars political work, also has a political arm called Turning Point Action that can do election work. Before the rally, Kirk boasted in a tweet that Turning Point Action – and an allied group, Trump Students, that Kirk also chaired – would bring “80 + busloads of patriots to DC to fight for the president”. Admirers look on as Donald Trump takes the stage at a ‘rally to protect our elections’ in July 2021 hosted by Turning Point in Phoenix, Arizona. Similarly, Chuck Coughlin, a veteran Republican operative in Arizona, said in an interview that Kirk’s groups have taken on roles that historically the party played. “Turning Point is supplanting the traditional role that the Republican party used to fill [by] recruiting new members to join Turning Point, and then directing them to become Republican precinct committee members in districts around the state,” Coughlin said.
From gummy worms to snickerdoodles: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Halloween recipes
Anyway, for 2021, I’m going to lean into making Halloween snacks instead: black lime gummy worms, pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies and something savoury to offset the night’s sugar excesses. Black lime gummy wormsThese are really fun to make, either as worms or poured into differently shaped silicone moulds, if you have them (we got very into little bears, for instance). The black lime sugar dip is sweet, sour and bitter, and as much, if not more, for the adults on Halloween duty. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the ground black lime with the sugar and set aside. Serve with the black lime sugar dip on the side.
In Our Paradise review – Bosnian sisters struggling to make it abroad in migrant tale
The “paradise” hinted at in the title, however, is a mirage, as the women and their families struggle to settle down in France and Germany. Indira and her young children are placed in an immigration centre in Germany where they apply for asylum – which is ultimately denied. While people at home presume she has a better life in her new country, she faces constant money worries, forced even to sell her jewellery. The film aims to focus on the tyranny of borders, but fails to convey a tangible sense of the spaces that the sisters inhabit – Bosnia, France and Germany are flattened into indeterminacy. This ends up more as a straight news report rather than offering the insight of a cinematic documentary.
Reflections in Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya: Hossein Fatemi’s best phone picture
The trip Hossein Fatemi made to Somalia in 2011, on assignment for an Iranian organisation, marked a turning point in his career. The New York-based photojournalist had covered many serious situations, but what he saw in Mogadishu – “thousands of children dying in desert hospitals, without food or water, without anything” – is something, he says, that he will never forget. He shot only on his phone because it puts people at ease. “The poverty really shocked me, but the people I saw were happy, they were friendly, they were sharing.” Before this project, he says, he thought of himself as a photographer. Now, his quest is to discover how photography can help the world’s children.
T20 World Cup 2021 fixtures: England match dates, start times and full TV schedule
It's the seventh staging of what used to be called the ICC World T20 but is now known as the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. West Indies, the holders, have won two of the past three; India, Pakistan, England and Sri Lanka have won one each. This staging was originally due to be held in India but has, like the latter stages of the 2021 IPL, been switched to the United Arab Emirates. Matches will be held in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai with the final on November 14 at Dubai's International Stadium. The top two from each group (Sri Lanka and Namibia from Group A, Scotland and Bangladesh from Group B) joined the other eight teams in two groups of six as follows:What is the Super 12?
Bristol artist celebrates women's bodies by making casts
A Bristol artist has been making casts of women's bodies to help them to reconnect themselves physically after facing trauma. Bristol artist Ellen Downes has been inviting women to her studio in Barton Hill to cast their torsos and paint them gold. When the cast is done, the models are then shown alongside their words. Eli Maddock took part in the Every Body's Story project and said it "made me feel beautiful again". Ms Downes plans to take the exhibition on tour across the UK.
Ask the expert: 'Is there something more eco-friendly to replace my Nissan Qashqai?'
His knowledge of the used car market informs his many buying guides relating to the best buys in particular sectors, with an emphasis on value for money. For consumer and used car advice, or car faults, email CarsAdvice@telegraph.co.uk and include your subscriber number. Heated seats would be a bonus. The e-Niro isn’t much smaller than the Qashqai, but it is much more eco-friendly, and both ‘3’ and ‘4’ models come laden with toys, including heated seats. The Family model gets a good spec list, too, including heated seats.
Moldovan govt to ask parliament to back emergency energy moves
CHISINAU -Moldova’s government, unable to agree on a new energy deal with Russia’s Gazprom, will ask parliament on Friday to approve a state of emergency to try to ease gas shortages, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita said. The pressure in the gas transportation system is at a critical level for the functioning of natural gas transportation systems,” Gavrilita said, without saying how close the country was to running out altogether. She said Moldova Gas, 51% owned by Gazprom, had not supplied the required volume of gas and the country has been forced to buy from other sources. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told his Moldovan counterpart in Kyiv that Ukraine would continue pumping gas to Moldova. Moldova, sandwiched between Ukraine and EU member Romania, consumes 2.8 billion cubic metres of gas per year.
Analysis-Vaccinated Singapore shows zero-COVID countries cost of reopening
“Singapore may potentially experience two to three epidemic waves as measures are increasingly relaxed,” said Alex Cook, a disease modelling expert at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Singapore is one of several so-called COVID-zero countries that enforced some of the world’s strictest measures to hold infections and deaths far below the tallies elsewhere. Now it is slowly re-opening its borders, expanding quarantine-free travel https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/singapore-pm-says-covid-19-new-normal-could-take-up-6-months-2021-10-09 to nearly a dozen countries. “If I were a policymaker in Australia, New Zealand or China, I’d be studying what has happened in Singapore,” Cook said. More than 600,000 individuals have received one, as authorities target those older than 30, beyond the elderly and healthcare workers.
Analysis-Moon's push for South Korean military independence may echo far beyond his presidency
Whatever the outcome of Moon’s last-ditch efforts to a achieve a breakthrough with North Korea https://www.reuters.com/world/china/exclusive-north-south-korea-talks-over-summit-reopening-liaison-office-sources-2021-07-28 before he leaves office in May, that military buildup appears a lasting legacy. His push for more military power has been influenced by other factors, most prominently a genuine concern about countering North Korea’s growing threats, officials said. ‘STRENGTH FORPEACE‘To Moon, having a strong military is a natural part of making peace with North Korea from a position of strength, with reduced reliance on the United States, a South Korean military source said. In recent years, the North has publicly tested several short-range missiles that analysts say are designed to evade South Korea’s defences. But Pyongyang has also shown willingness to overlook or downplay the South’s military moves when it sees fit, Seoul officials said.
Einar: Swedish rapper shot dead in Stockholm street in suspected gang-related attack
An award-winning Swedish rapper has died at the age of 19 after being shot in the street in a suspected gang-related attack. Einar, whose real name was Nils Gronberg, was reportedly shot in the head and chest, in the suburb of Hammarby Sjostad, in Stockholm, on Thursday. Last April, Einar was kidnapped, beaten up and blackmailed for three million Swedish krona (£250,000) by members of a gang. Only weeks earlier, the same gang had tried to kidnap Einar at a Stockholm music studio by using another rapper, Yasin. Image: Fans attended a memorial after the rapper was shot in the Hammarby Sjostad districtBoth have denied the charges and are appealing.
Moscow says NATO's new Russia plan shows it was right to cut ties
MOSCOW – The Kremlin said on Friday that NATO‘s adoption of a new Russia-focused strategy confirmed that Moscow’s decision to sever ties with the bloc had been correct. NATO defence ministers agreed a new master plan this week to defend against any potential Russian attack on multiple fronts, reaffirming the alliance’s core goal of deterring Moscow despite a growing focus on China. Days earlier, Russia cut relations by shutting its diplomatic mission to NATO and the alliance’s mission in Moscow after NATO expelled eight Russians accused of spying. “There is no need for dialogue under these conditions and (the adoption of) such a concept by NATO confirms it once again,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a briefing. We know the nature of this alliance… This alliance was not created for peace, it was conceived, designed and created for confrontation.”
Swedish rapper shot dead, stoking outrage over gang violence
STOCKHOLM – Einar, one of Sweden’s most popular rappers, was shot dead in Stockholm late on Thursday, heightening outrage over gang-related violence that has afflicted the Nordic country in recent years. In a previous incident last year, Einar was abducted and assaulted by rival rappers. Last year, he was kidnapped and beaten up by rival rappers with ties to a Stockholm crime gang. Several people, including Yasin Byn, another of Sweden’s most successful rappers, were given prison terms for their role in the kidnapping. Johan Forsell, law and order spokesperson for the main Moderates opposition party, said it was time to put an end to gang violence in Sweden.
COVID-19: Benefits of giving Pfizer jab to 5-11-year-olds outweigh the risks, says US Food and Drug Administration
Benefits of giving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine to 5 to 11-year-olds clearly outweigh the risks, according to a US drug watchdog. The assessment by scientists at the country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes as the makers of the vaccine said it showed 90.7% efficacy against coronavirus in a clinical trial of children in that age group. Sixteen children in the trial who had received a placebo got COVID-19, compared with three who were vaccinated, Pfizer said in papers submitted to the FDA. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine already has US regulatory authorisation for people who are at least 12-years-old, including full FDA approval in August for those 16 and over. If the FDA approves the vaccine for younger children, a group of experts will meet early next month to make recommendations on how the shots should be administered.
The ‘Delta Plus’ COVID variant: What is it and should we be concerned?
A new ‘Delta Plus’ variant of COVID-19 could spread more easily than the original Delta, and is currently under investigation in the UK. The Delta variant accounts for most cases in the UK, but new official data reports that 6 per cent of analysed COVID-19 cases are AY.4.2, also known by some as ‘Delta Plus’. This particular variant - AY.4.2 - has two mutations in the spike protein, which helps the coronavirus invade the body’s cells. In the US, the delta variant accounts for nearly all COVID-19 cases. The newer “delta plus” variant has been spotted “on occasion,” but it’s not yet a concern, health officials in the US said.
Reactions to actor Alec Baldwin's fatal shooting of cinematographer
By Peter Szekely and Barbara Goldberg-Hollywood was shaken on Friday by news that actor Alec Baldwin had fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza while firing a prop gun on the “Rust” movie set in New Mexico. Following are reactions to the shooting:Alec Baldwin“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I love you, Halyna.”Kay Oyegun“My first gig as a director was with Halyna Hutchins,” tweeted Oyegun, who worked with Hutchins in “A Luv Tale”, a TV mini series. This is heartbreaking.”Joe Manganiello“I’m in shock,” tweeted the actor who worked on “Archenemy” with Hutchins. Period.”James Gunn“The rules were changed after Brandon died,” tweeted the director whose credits include the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise.
With Xi-Biden meeting, U.S. aims to show responsible handling of China ties
Xi, who hasn’t left China since early in the pandemic, is not expected to travel. “We are still planning details of the virtual bilateral meeting and there is nothing to preview at this time,” a senior administration official said. Now, Biden officials trying to show the United States is the responsible power have flipped the script, telling journalists after a Sept. 9 phone call between Biden and Xi that Biden had initiated the interaction. I think they understand that, and I think this probably is one of the reasons why they are reaching out (to China),” he said. On Wednesday, Biden’s nominee to be ambassador to China, Nicholas Burns, called China Washington’s “most dangerous competitor” and said the United States needed to work closely with allies.
Prince Charles says "dangerously narrow window" to accelerate climate action
RIYADH – Britain’s Prince Charles, in recorded remarks at an environment event in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, said there was a “dangerously narrow window” to accelerate climate change action. Citing experts, he said the U.N Climate Change Conference COP26 due to start at the end of October must have nationally determined contributions (NDCs) with “clear baselines” and net zero emission targets by 2050. He was addressing the Saudi Green Initiative forum, at which top exporter Saudi Arabia had earlier on Saturday announced its target to reach zero-net emissions by 2060. Prince Charles said the Saudi Green Initiative and a wider Middle East Green Initiative, which Riyadh will host on Monday, would help accelerate the great progress already made.
Guinea junta names figures from ousted administration as ministers
By Saliou SambCONAKRY – Guinea’s coup leaders have named their first line-up of government ministers, including a former general and three other figures who held posts under ousted president Alpha Conde. Former army officer Aboubacar Sidiki Camara was named transitional minister of defence, a spokesperson for the military junta said on state TV late on Thursday. Camara previously served as chief of staff in Conde’s defence ministry and, after that, as Guinea’s ambassador to Cuba. Bachir Diallo, a former defence attaché based in Algeria, was named security minister, and Louhopou Lamah, a former foreign trade director, was named environment minister. He had previously served as an adviser to the position.
Ukraine shuts schools as coronavirus death toll hits new record
In other “red zone” areas of high infection, schools would be permitted to reopen only if all teachers are vaccinated. One of Europe’s poorest countries, Ukraine fell behind in the race for vaccine supplies this year and so far only 6.8 million in a population of 41 million are fully vaccinated. Official data showed a record 614 new deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, up from 546 on Thursday. Several have experienced record-setting waves of infection, with some of the highest death rates in the world in recent days. In a bid to combat vaccine hesitancy, Ukraine has made vaccinations compulsory for some government employees such as teachers.
Malaysia lifts migrant worker ban, to reopen holiday island to foreigners
The agreement reached by the government’s pandemic taskforce on foreign workers has been hotly anticipated by vital sectors like palm oil plantations and rubber glove manufacturing, which rely on migrant labour. Malaysia is reliant on some two million documented migrant workers to produce everything from gloves to iPhone parts. The rubber gloves industry had also appealed to the government to allow foreign workers to return to meet growing demand this year and next. From mid-November, Malaysia will also allow certain international travellers to visit its tropical holiday island of Langkawi, reopening its borders to foreign tourists for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The prime minister said Malaysia is targeting vaccinated, “high-yield” and “quality” tourists, indicating those that will spend money and help boost the economy.
South Africa to call on rich nations to do more at COP26
By Tim CocksJOHANNESBURG – South Africa will tell rich countries at climate talks next week to honour promises to help poorer nations go green and massively boost available funds, the environment minister said on Friday, while announcing talks with a global fund to help end its reliance on coal. “We see the decision by the CIF as a small, but important first step towards laying the foundation work for the broader financing programme of our just transition,” she said. South Africa produces more than three quarters of its electricity – and more than a quarter of its liquid fuels for transport – from coal, making it the world’s 12th largest greenhouse gas emitter and fourth most carbon-intensive economy. “Our country goes to Glasgow with a clear mandate to negotiate for … developing countries, to avoid the worst impacts of climate change on our people,” Creecy said. “The wellbeing of workers and communities in the transition is an absolute non-negotiable,” Creecy said.
German COVID-19 infections at highest since mid-May
BERLIN – Germany recorded the highest incidence of coronavirus infections since mid-May on Saturday, reaching the threshold of 100 cases per 100,000 in the past seven days that used to be the yardstick for imposing a strict lockdown. However, Health Minister Jens Spahn noted that Germany could cope much better now due to vaccination, although he said restrictions like mask wearing and limits on indoor activity for unvaccinated people would stay until next spring. A total of 15,145 new infections were reported on Saturday, 4,196 more than the same time last Saturday, it added, and another 86 people died, to bring the total to 95,077. “We can obviously deal with higher incidences, higher numbers of infections better, much better without overburdening the health system, because so many are already vaccinated,” Spahn said in an interview with Deutschlandfunk radio. Around 66% of German residents are fully vaccinated, compared with 63.3% of people across the European Union.
FDA says benefits outweigh risks for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children
By Michael ErmanNEWYORK -Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that the likely benefits of giving the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds clearly outweigh the risks of rare cases of heart inflammation. If the FDA authorizes the Pfizer/BioNTech immunization for children 5 to 11 years old, it would be the first COVID-19 vaccine for the age group and shots could be available in the United States in early November. Based on those results, Pfizer and BioNTech said last month that their COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in the children. The FDA staff said the vaccine met the agency’s criteria for the immune response it generated in the children. The company had said previously that the safety profile in the age group was generally comparable to 16 to 25 year olds.
It's bloom time in Chile's 'flowering desert', despite drought
SANTIAGO – The sand dunes of Chile’s Atacama are once again bathed in vibrant colors following the sprouting of flowers in recent weeks in the world’s most arid desert despite a persistent drought. The impressive vistas of the so-called flowering desert attract local and foreign visitors each spring in the southern hemisphere, depending on the amount of rainfall received in the winter season. Resistant seeds and bulbs are able to survive Atacama’s extremely dry weather until they flower during the spring. “If you pick some oil, you’ll find thousands of seeds, thousands of bulbs,” said Gina Arancio, a botanist with the local Universidad de La Serena. “Even though the rain is restricted to a small area, it is still impressive to see it in the planet’s most arid desert,” he said.
Sri Lanka orders COVID-19 booster shots for frontline workers, tourism industry
By Uditha JayasingheCOLOMBO – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday ordered frontline workers and tourism staff to be given a third booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine next month, part of a bid to reopen the travel industry and revive the economy. More than 1 million people including security personnel, health care staff and tourism industry workers will be given third shots of the Pfizer vaccine beginning Nov. 1, the president’s office said in a statement. So far Sri Lanka has fully vaccinated a little over 60% of its 22 million people. The country depends on international tourism, and partially rolled back COVID-19 restrictions late last month, allowing fully vaccinated travellers with a negative test to enter without quarantine. An estimated 400,000 people are employed in the tourism industry.
EU's Vestager warns of more anti-cartel raids, criticises 'no-poach' deals
By Foo Yun CheeBRUSSELS – EU enforcers are planning a series of raids against companies suspected of illegal price-fixing, Europe’s anti-trust chief warned on Friday, as she also sounded the alarm about competition in labour markets due to “no-poach” deals. Companies suspected of taking part in other cartels should soon see officials knocking on their doors, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said. Companies found guilty of taking part in cartels face fines as much as 10% of their global turnover. Vestager also criticised “no-poach” agreements between companies, saying that this could create a cartel, a sign that she may be mulling action. No-poach agreements, in which companies agree not to hire each others’ workers, and non-compete agreements, in which workers sign contracts pledging not to leave to work for a rival, have in recent years drawn criticism.
Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer
By Bhargav Acharya and Alexandra Ulmer– Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico on Thursday, authorities said. The Sheriff’s office said that no charges have been filed and they are investigating the shooting and interviewing witnesses. “The investigation remains open and active,” the Sheriff’s office said in a statement. Entertainment news site Deadline cited a source in the Sheriff’s office as saying that Baldwin was questioned by investigators and later released. An e-mail to an address for the film production, which was listed on a New Mexico government statement, went unanswered.
F1: Max Verstappen calls Lewis Hamilton a 'stupid idiot' in US Grand Prix practice
Max Verstappen called Lewis Hamilton a ‘stupid idiot’ during a highly-charged flashpoint in practice for the US Grand Prix. Clearly rattled, Verstappen, who leads Hamilton by six points going into the final six races, later aborted his programme because he was caught in traffic. His side-kick Sergio Perez set the pace, with Hamilton third best, a place behind his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Bottas (left) topped the morning timesheets with Max Verstappen (right) only a distant third for Red Bull during the first practice session before falling to eighth in the afternoonWould he have? Verstappen added: ‘I do get older and more experienced but I don’t necessarily think I would have punched Lewis before.
Manchester United: Peter Schmeichel says Antonio Conte is NOT man to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Peter Schmeichel has doubled down on his defence of former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Manchester United legend insisted that Antonio Conte should not replace the Norwegian at Old Trafford. Pressure is mounting on the United boss after a disappointing run of three league games without victory heading into Sunday's crunch clash with arch rivals Liverpool. Italian boss Conte has been linked with the post and despite the 52-year-old's success with Inter and Chelsea, Schmeichel does not believe that he would be suitable for United. Peter Schmeichel claims Antonio Conte (L) is not the man to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (R)'You can say, "Conte is brilliant", but he doesn't stay anywhere for more than a couple of years,' the former goalkeeper told The Times. Solskjaer has entered his third full season as Manchester United boss and is still searching for his first trophy.
Oleksandr Usyk takes swipe at Tyson Fury as heavyweight ups his war of words
Oleksandr Usyk has upped his war of words with heavyweight rival Tyson Fury, claiming that only the WBC champion sees himself as a 'king'. Fury - whose nickname is The Gypsy King - defended his WBC crown earlier this month after beating Deontay Wilder in a thrilling eleven-round contest in Las Vegas. While there has been little back-and-forth between Usyk and Fury, the former cruiserweight champion has taken aim at the Gypsy King, insisting that he can beat the undefeated 6ft9ins giant. Asked if he can see a fight with Fury further down the line, Usyk told The Sun: 'Yes, of course, I do regard this fight a huge one. 'Before my Joshua fight everyone was saying that I haven't got a single chance to win and beat Joshua,' he said.
Premier League star 'ATTACKED and tied up at home by masked thugs carrying machetes'
A Premier League star has been viciously attacked at his home and tied up along with his girlfriend by thugs carrying machetes, reports say. But they are understood to have been grabbed by the thugs, tied up and left as their home was ransacked - with watches jewellery and electrical items allegedly looted. A Premier League star was reportedly attacked at his home and tied up along with his wifeThe Sun report the player was dragged around his home after four men broke into the propertyA source told the Sun: 'It's everyone's worst nightmare. The police said: 'Entry was forced to the property and jewellery, along with other household items, were stolen. Sportsmail have contacted the Premier League for comment.
Poles protest one year after court ruling restricted abortion rights
Poles took to the streets on Friday night to mark the one year anniversary of a constitutional court ruling that restricted abortion rights in Poland in October 2020. In last year's ruling, the court declared that abortion due to fetal abnormalities — even in the case of fetuses so badly damaged they would die at birth — is not constitutional. The only legal abortions can now be performed in cases of rape or incest, or if the woman's life is at risk. Members of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, which is aligned with the Roman Catholic Church, had sought the new restriction. They argued that one aim was to prevent the abortion of fetuses with Down syndrome, which had made up a significant share of the legal abortions in Poland until then.
Video: Khloe Kardashian runs errands with daughter True in Calabasas
Video: Khloe Kardashian shows off her VERY round derrière and fit physique in tight-fitting workout gear as she steps out with daughter True in LAKhloe Kardashian runs errands with daughter True in Calabasas. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star is seen flaunting her curves in tight-fitting workout gear.
Video: Chilled out! Adorable moment monkeys bathe in Japanese hot springs
Video: What are you looking at? Baby snow monkey checks out tourist as they photograph the animals bathing in Japanese hot springsThese adorable snow monkeys look to be enjoying a lovely pamper session in the water in these pictures.The chilled-out primates were captured by aspiring travel photographer, Jimmy Ky, 23, of Sydney, Australia,...
UN suspends humanitarian flights to Ethiopia’s Tigray after air strikes
Smoke billows from the scene of an air strike in Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, on October 20, 2021. Advertising Read moreThe incident prompted the UN to suspend its twice-weekly passenger flights to Tigray for humanitarian personnel, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters at a press conference. On Monday, Ethiopia's air force launched two strikes in Tigray's capital Mekele that the UN said killed three children and wounded several other people. A hospital official told AFP that Wednesday's strike in Mekele injured at least eight people, including a pregnant woman. The air raids come amid reports of heavy fighting in Amhara, where the TPLF launched an offensive in July.
French football star Patrice Evra says he was sexually abused as a teen
Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra said in an interview he was sexually abused when he was 13 years old. Former Manchester United and France defender Patrice Evra has said he was sexually abused as a teenager. In an interview to publicise his new autobiography, Evra told The Times on Friday the abuse took place when he was a 13-year-old schoolboy. Evra said he had decided to make a public revelation in order to help children who may be in a similar situation. "Living with that was one of my biggest regrets because I could have helped so many people," he added.
Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries
VIDEOHaiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionariesA Haitian man identifying himself as the leader of the gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries said in a video posted on YouTube on Thursday that he was willing to kill "these Americans" if he does not get what he needs.
South Korean golfer Lim takes lead in BMW Ladies Championship
Lim, who shared top spot with compatriot An Na-rin after 36 holes, opened up a four-shot lead through 54 holes Saturday, remaining bogey-free after three rounds. Fellow South Korean players An and Ko Jin-young were tied for second. But there are a lot of talented players out here, and Jin-young is right there in second place. American Danielle Kang, who was the runner-up at the inaugural BMW event in 2019, shot a 69 and was tied for fourth place alongside South Korea's Ryu Hae-ran. After Busan, LPGA has two more tournaments, with the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Florida in November.
Forget the past in India match, Babar tells Pakistan team
"The matches between Pakistan and India are always full of intensity so we need to perform well in all three departments of the game," said Babar. "The boys are excited to play the World Cup and we have a crucial match on Sunday," said Babar, who will be leading Pakistan for the first time in a senior World Cup match. "A winning impact is necessary and then we will go match by match." Babar said Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan -- who led the country to victory in the 1992 World Cup -- had shared his experiences with the team. Earlier this week, India won both their warm-up matches, beating England and Australia while Pakistan beat the West Indies but lost to South Africa.
Montenegro Grants Asylum to Tycoon Wanted in Russia for Murder
Montenegro has granted asylum to a Russian billionaire wanted by Moscow for his alleged role in two murders on the ground that he is being persecuted, his lawyer said on Saturday. He was released from detention after the interior ministry granted him asylum earlier this week, lawyer Milos Vuksanovic told AFP. According to local media reports, Russia suspects Ismailov of paying $2 million for the murder of two entrepreneurs in Moscow in 2016. Vuksanovic said that his client was the "victim of political and economic persecution by Russia." Ismailov had been seeking asylum in Montenegro, where his son Alekper Ismailov owns a casino, prior to his arrest, the lawyer said.
Egypt film on poverty ruffles feathers triggering patriotic backlash
Egyptian film director Omar El Zohairy poses with his award poses with his award for the best Arab narrative film at the El Gouna Film Festival on Egypt's Red Sea coastAdvertising Read moreEl-Gouna (Egypt) (AFP)Veteran actor Sherif Moneer, who walked out of a screening at Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival this month, has led a patriotic backlash against the film for "presenting Egypt negatively". On late Friday at the closing ceremony of the fifth edition of the El Gouna Film Festival, "Feathers" won the award for best Arab narrative film. It was the first Egyptian feature film to win a major award at the star-studded Cannes Film Festival this year. Ammar ABD RABBO El Gouna Film Festival/AFP"It has been steadily on the rise in Egypt since the '90s, according to official figures," Diab told AFP. Film critic Tarek El-Shenawy, who saw the first screening of "Feathers" at the Cannes Film Festival, described the backlash against the film as "vulgar and silly".
China passes new law ordering parents to do more to lift ‘twin pressures’ of homework and private tuition
Beijing has introduced a series of measures designed to reduce the pressures on children. Photo: Shutterstock
Students: Hillsboro High School play canceled over LGBT character
HILLSBORO, Ohio — Less than one month before opening night on their new auditorium stage, Hillsboro High School students learned they will not be performing their fall play. "She Kills Monsters" was canceled Thursday after students said there were complaints about a gay character. The play follows a high school senior as she learns about her late sister's life. The district then informed students Thursday that "She Kills Monsters" would be canceled because it was "deemed inappropriate for K-12." It's 2021," Ryan Cronan said.
Cladding scandal victim devastated after receiving a £119,000 bill to fix fire safety defects
Surveyors have uncovered a host of fire safety defects on apartment buildings, including unsafe cladding, insufficient fire breaks and flammable insulation. All hopes centre on Labour and a number of rebel Conservative MPs, who are set to table the McPartland-Smith amendments to the Building Safety Bill in this new session of parliament. Its aim is to protect leasehold apartment owners from any remediation costs in blocks with unsafe cladding and other fire safety defects. Maxine Burton is urging the public to take action: “It often feels like society has a tolerance for the casualties of this scandal. Write to ministers and your Conservative MPs and ask them to honour Boris Johnson’s promise that leaseholders should not pay and to support the McPartland/Smith amendments to the Building Safety Bill.”
Indonesian Police Destroys 659 lbs of Marijuana Collected from Two Months Arrests
The West Jakarta Metro Police destroyed 299 kilograms (659.18 pounds) of marijuana and 27.1 kilograms (59.74 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, confiscated from multiple arrests of the past two months. The illicit goods were collected from 14 different arrests carried out by the West Jakarta Metro Police Narcotics Investigation Unit. West Jakarta Metro Police officers incinerate marijuana and meth. They are being processed and then brought to court," he told reporters at the West Jakarta Metro Police Headquarters, Friday (22/10/2021). There are 1.37 tons of these from the Jakarta, Medan and Aceh networks," said Metro Jaya Police Chief Inspector General Fadil Imran at the Metro Jaya Police, Monday (18/10/2021).
Millions at Risk as Ethiopia Expels UN Officials
Click to expand Image An organizer asks displaced Tigrayans to queue as they wait to receive food at a school in Mekele, in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, May 5, 2021. Over five million people in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region are dependent on humanitarian aid. Hundreds of thousands have been living in famine conditions, and millions of others are in need of assistance across the country. But Tigray isn’t Ethiopia’s only region at risk. Senior government officials have also dangerously accused aid workers of "arming the other side" and complained about "inaccurate" reporting by UN agencies.
Snam CEO hopeful COP26 will provide definition for 'blue hydrogen'
Italian gas group Snam logo is seen outside their office in Rome, Italy, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo MangiapaneLONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Italian gas infrastructure group Snam (SRG.MI) said that he hopes the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will provide an agreed definition for "blue hydrogen", which would help producers trade it. "Blue hydrogen must be defined, has to be certified, so the people producing very low or no carbon and no methane leaking in the hydrogen can have a tradable market," he added. Snam, which makes most of its revenue from gas transport in Italy, has pledged to spend more on new green business lines and has signed a flurry of hydrogen deals over the last year. Reporting by Yousef Saba in Riyadh and Marwa Rashad in London Editing by Peter GraffOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
I’m Jealous of My Friend’s Success. Would Telling Her Help?
I am not, and I’m super jealous of her. I know I’m as talented as she is, and we’re both working hard, but I have little to show for it. In my experience, envy is often triggered by feeling that I’m not “good enough” to achieve what someone else has. By your own admission, though, you’re talented and hard working. Maybe you should make some changes in where or how you’re working.
As Chinese Women Seek to Crack Male Professions, Schools Stand in the Way
When Vincy Li applied to a prestigious police academy graduate program in China, she knew her odds of success were low. After all, the school set quotas, typically capping the number of female students at no more than a quarter of the student body. And the lowest-scoring woman to get in did 40 points better than the lowest-scoring male applicant who was admitted, according to the school’s admission data. For Ms. Li, the message was clear: Women weren’t welcome. “Female students were totally shocked,” said Ms. Li, who had spent more than a year preparing for the exam.
As Helicopters Fill the Skies, New Yorkers Just Want Some Peace
Flights from the two heliports in Manhattan owned by the city plunged last year, but have started to rebound this year. Helicopter traffic from New Jersey is more difficult to quantify, but also appears to have picked up. While most companies offering aerial tours of the city have suffered financially, there is one exception — NYONAir. After the crash, the Federal Aviation Administration banned the type of harnesses that NYON used at the time. But they allowed doors-off tours to continue.
An ‘Unreal Feeling’ as Astros Reach Third World Series in Five Years
Several of the players who powered the Astros to the 2021 A.L. pennant were not around in 2017, such as designated hitter Yordan Alvarez, outfielder Kyle Tucker, and pitchers Luis Garcia and Framber Valdez. Most Valuable Player, had more hits in the final two games (7) than the Red Sox did as a team (5). “I wasn’t here with the team in 2017, but I’ve gotten booed just as equal as anybody else. So we all have the same mentality that we really want to win a World Series to demonstrate that we are just a great team.”
'Traumatized' Mom Speaks Out After Her Black Daughter, 10, Is Arrested at School Over Drawing
"I'm disheartened to know that this day will live with my daughter forever," Tamara Taylor said of the incident'Traumatized' Mom Speaks Out After Her Black Daughter, 10, Is Arrested at School Over DrawingThe mother of a 10-year-old girl, who was arrested at her Hawaii school last year over a drawing, is speaking out about the "traumatic" ordeal. Though other students were involved in the incident, Mateo Caballero of Caballero Law LLC tells PEOPLE that N.B. "My daughter and I are traumatized from these events and I'm disheartened to know that this day will live with my daughter forever," Taylor said in her statement. By the time she arrived at the school, Taylor said officers were already there. "School arrests disproportionately target students of color and disabled students, such as N.B., who is both," Caballero continues.
Lala Kent Says She's 'Never Felt So Strong' as She Celebrates Three Years of Sobriety
"It is one day at a time," Lala Kent wrote on Instagram as she celebrated three years of sobrietyLala Kent Says She's 'Never Felt So Strong' as She Celebrates Three Years of SobrietyLala Kent is celebrating another milestone in her sober journey. I'm grateful for my sober coach & my sponsor who I consider angels," she continued. "It is one day at a time, but I will say, I have never felt so strong in my sobriety. Lala Kent Credit: Lala Kent/instagramShe was met with love and support from her friends and Vanderpump Rules costars in the comments section of her post. RELATED VIDEO: Lala Kent Calls Out Demi Lovato's 'California Sober' Lifestyle: It's 'Super Offensive'The Give Them Lala author's sobriety milestone comes amid rumors that she and fiancé Randall Emmett have called off their engagement after three years.
Illegal Border Crossings, Driven by Pandemic and Natural Disasters, Soar to Record High
Many of those subjected to the rule are expeditiously returned to Mexico, often by bus, only to try again a few days later. Before the public health rule was put in place at the beginning of the pandemic, migrants caught entering the country without authorization could be criminally prosecuted and detained for months. The high rate of recidivism suggests the majority of border crossers in recent years have been caught, which was not the case during previous peaks. The number of Border Patrol agents has increased substantially in the last decade, and technology like heat sensors, cameras and drones makes it difficult to evade capture. “Data shows the Border Patrol now catch almost everybody who tries to cross illegally.”
Biden Said the U.S. Would Protect Taiwan. But It’s Not That Clear-Cut.
Mr. Biden’s wording was a reminder of what a minefield Taiwan remains for the United States, 42 years after the passage of the Taiwan Relations Act and amid a major buildup of Chinese military forces in the region. And once a strategy of ambiguity is described in less-than-ambiguous terms, as he seemed to do on Thursday, it is hard to walk it back. Mr. Biden is hardly new to the issue: He is one of the very few political figures who have been around Washington so long that he voted for the act, in 1979, as a young senator from Delaware. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he traveled to Taiwan and understood the nuances of the wording. He understood it so well, in fact, that 20 years ago Mr. Biden warned President George W. Bush that “words matter” after Mr. Bush said he would do “whatever it took” to defend Taiwan.
Internal Alarm, Public Shrugs: Facebook’s Employees Dissect Its Election Role
The researcher later ran polarization experiments on a left-leaning test account and found that Facebook’s algorithms fed it “low quality” memes and political misinformation. She left the company in August 2020, the same month that Facebook cracked down on QAnon pages and groups. “In the meantime, the fringe group/set of beliefs has grown to national prominence with QAnon congressional candidates and QAnon hashtags and groups trending in the mainstream.”Into Election DayFacebook tried leaving little to chance with the 2020 election. For months, the company refined emergency measures known as “break glass” plans — such as slowing down the formation of new Facebook groups — in case of a contested result. Facebook also hired tens of thousands of employees to secure the site for the election, consulted with legal and policy experts and expanded partnerships with fact-checking organizations.
Bob Odenkirk Celebrates His 59th Birthday Three Months After Surviving Heart Attack
Bob Odenkirk suffered a small heart attack in July while in New Mexico filming the sixth and final season of Better Call SaulBob Odenkirk is feeling the love on his birthday. The milestone comes just three months after Odenkirk suffered a small heart attack — an incident his costar Michael McKean referenced while wishing the actor a happy birthday on Twitter. I love our movie Girlfriends Day and love the silent stress of pantomime," Odenkirk replied. Bob Odenkirk Bob Odenkirk | Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty ImagesOn July 27, Odenkirk was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the New Mexico set of Better Call Saul, which at the time was in production on its sixth and final season. "We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident," Odenkirk's reps told PEOPLE in a prior statement.
Kaley Cuoco Introduces Her Adopted Baby Rooster Mini Cooper: 'Welcome to Your New Life'
"We rescued a baby mini rooster," Kaley Cuoco shared with her 7 million Instagram followers, introducing them to Mini CooperKaley Cuoco Introduces Her Adopted Baby Rooster Mini Cooper: 'Welcome to Your New Life'Kaley Cuoco has welcomed a new addition to her family. The Flight Attendant Golden Globe nominee, 35, introduced her 7 million Instagram followers to her adopted baby rooster Mini Cooper on Friday, sharing a selfie with the bird to her Story. We rescued a baby mini rooster and I'm completely in [heart emoji]," Cuoco wrote. Rita Blackwell, who works at the Lancaster Animal Care Center in Los Angeles County, also bid farewell to Mini Cooper. "We share so much love for animals — we love horses and we love the sport."
Ind. Father with 'Kind Heart' Killed in Head-On Car Crash That Also Injured His Wife and 2 Kids
Dominic Lizama, 50, was identified by loved ones as the driver of an SUV that was involved in a head-on collision with a pickup truck in Okaloosa County, Florida, on Oct. 16Ind. Father with 'Kind Heart' Killed in Head-On Car Crash That Also Injured His Wife and 2 KidsAn Indiana father of two was killed in a tragic car accident that also injured his wife and children. Dominic Lizama, 50, was identified by loved ones as the driver of an SUV that was involved in a head-on collision with a pickup truck in Okaloosa County, Florida, on Oct. 16. As the family's SUV was approaching SR 85, the driver of a pickup truck headed east on SR 293 crossed the center line. The driver of the pickup truck was described as a 35-year-old male.
Pharrell Williams Shares Rare Family Photo with Wife Helen and Son Rocket from Egypt Trip
Although Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh rarely post photos of their four children, they posed for a family photo with son Rocket in EgyptPharrell Williams is enjoying some quality family time on the other side of the world. The 13-time Grammy Award winner, 48, shared a rare family photo with wife Helen Lasichanh and their 12-year-old son Rocket Ayer. "Lotus Enzymes," Williams wrote in the caption, referring to a popular ingredient in his skincare line Humanrace. "Pharrell, Helen and Rocket Williams have welcomed triplets. RELATED VIDEO: Pharrell Williams Describes Parenting Six-Month-Old Triplets: 'It's A Full-On Assembly Line'
Joe Giudice Says He Thinks Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas 'Moved a Bit Quick' into Their Engagement
Teresa Giudice revealed her relationship with Luis Ruelas last year, about three months after her divorce was finalizedJoe Giudice Says He Thinks Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas 'Moved a Bit Quick' into Their EngagementJoe Giudice is sending his ex wife Teresa Giudice well wishes on her engagement to Luis "Louie" Ruelas. "I'm happy for Teresa and Louie, I give them my blessings," Joe told Celebuzz! "I think they moved a bit quick into this romance but I'm glad she found her true love and wish them all the best." Teresa Giudice Credit: Joseph Alexiadis/Backgrid"Louie wanted to go to the Bahamas and meet [Joe] — which I thought was the most amazing thing ever," she told Cohen. When Ruelas finally made his Bravo debut during the season 11 finale in May, the two didn't hold back.
People Say This Steam Cleaner 'Cleaned a Year's Worth of Foot Traffic' — and It's on Sale
"I usually clean apartments and houses under 200 square feet. In the past, I have walked in on disgusting disasters, years of filth beyond my ability to clean with traditional, bio-friendly, or homemade cleaners. They also shared that they used it to clean a stair railing that had been painted white, where it looked like the paint was worn. "To my wonder, a few passes with the steamer revealed it was just a decade of grime. Disgusting, but amazing to watch it all dissolve away before my eyes.
GoFundMe Launched 'in Memory of' Late Rust Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
Halyna Hutchins died at the age of 42 following a shooting incident on the set of RustA chapter of the International Cinematographers Guild is raising funds in memory of its member Halyna Hutchins, who was killed Thursday following a shooting incident on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust in New Mexico. The ICG Local 600, based in Hollywood, launched a GoFundMe page for the late film professional on Friday afternoon. "Local 600 mourns the passing of Halyna Hutchins, a Director of Photography who died from injuries sustained on the set of 'Rust' in New Mexico, on Thursday, October 21," a statement on the page said. "In memory of Halyna, Local 600 has set up this GoFundMe page to help raise funds for her family at this difficult time. Just days before the incident, Baldwin voiced his support for a potential IATSE strike to improve working conditions for crew members.
911 Call Reveals Details About Alec Baldwin's On-Set Shooting Accident: 'We Need Help Immediately'
In audio of a 911 call obtained by TMZ, the caller — who identified herself as the script supervisor — explained that the crew had been rehearsing a scene when the gun discharged. Asked if the gun was loaded with a real bullet, the script supervisor said she didn't know. For more on the shooting on the Rust set, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. He told the operator that Hutchins and Souza were "alert" following the shooting and that a set medic was assessing them, the audio reveals. Halyna Hutchins Halyna Hutchins on the set of 'Rust' | Credit: Halyna Hutchins/ instagramSo far, no charges have been filed.
Ryan Gosling to Portray Ken Opposite Margot Robbie in Upcoming Barbie Movie: Report
Directed and co-written by Greta Gerwig, the movie will star Margot Robbie in the titular roleRyan Gosling is stepping into the Barbie world. Starring Margot Robbie in the titular role, the film is set up at Warner Bros. and will be directed by indie filmmaker Greta Gerwig, who previously helmed Lady Bird and Little Women. ryan gosling Ryan Gosling | Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/GettyGerwig, 38, co-wrote the script with her partner Noah Baumbach, another filmmaker known for smaller and moodier fare such as The Squid and the Whale. In addition to her on-screen role, Robbie — a two-time Academy Award nominee as well — is billed as a producer for the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment production company. Margot Robbie Margot Robbie | Credit: Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesNever miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday.
Why Former Miss America, Who Was Crowned in 1958, Is Auctioning Off Her Crown
Marilyn Van Derbur is selling her crown and its matching bracelet to the highest bidderWhy Former Miss America, Who Was Crowned in 1958, Is Auctioning Off Her CrownAfter six decades, Marilyn Van Derbur is bestowing her Miss America crown upon someone else. This marks the first time that a Miss America crown has ever been auctioned, according to the auction house. "Anyone who knows a Miss America knows that a crown is the most special thing that she would personally own." In addition to the Swarovski crystal-adorned crown, Van Derbur is also auctioning the matching "crown motif" bracelet she was presented at the pageant. The bracelet is made of the same material as the crown, and it is the "only known Miss America bracelet in existence," according to the auction listing.
Elton John Says He Needs 'to Be with' His Family After Farewell Tour: 'I've Had Enough Applause'
Elton John, 74, says he's ready to spend quality family time with his husband and children after his farewell tour endsElton John Says He Needs 'to Be with' His Family After Farewell Tour: 'I've Had Enough Applause'Elton John is getting ready to hit the Yellow Brick Road one last time, and then go home to be with his family. The music icon, 74, spoke to Today on Friday about the upcoming final legs of his ongoing Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour, and what he's most looking forward to when it concludes. You know, I've had enough applause. RELATED VIDEO: Elton John Reveals He Injured His Hip and Will Undergo Surgery: 'Been in Considerable Pain'"Everything excites me, just, you know the life I've had, the career I've had, the family I've got," John said of his current moment. John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour picks back up in January 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lena Dunham Pays Tribute to Girls Onscreen Dad Peter Scolari After His Death: 'The Most Humble Icon'
"I couldn't have been raised up by a better TV 'papa,' " Lena Dunham wrote of her Girls onscreen father Peter Scolari, who died of cancer at age 66 on Friday morningLena Dunham is mourning the loss of her onscreen dad. Scolari had a recurring role as Tad, father of Dunham's character Hannah Horvath, throughout the six-season run of her breakout HBO series Girls. The role earned Scolari an Emmy Award for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series in 2016. Dunham shared photos of Scolari throughout his career, including images of him on Girls, Bosom Buddies and Circus of the Stars. Scolari died Friday morning, after struggling with cancer for two years, his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky at Wright Entertainment told Variety and Deadline.
‘Summer House’ Season 6: Everything to Know So Far
The cast of Summer House has been heating up the East Coast’s beaches since 2017 — and season 6 won’t be any different. Season 5, which was pushed amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and later filmed in a quarantine setting, shook things up for the partygoers. “So it is a mind trip.”When it comes to season 6, the original format will seemingly be restored as the stars travel to and from the city. “It’s like genuine friendship,” Lindsay exclusively told Us in October 2021 of the newbies who will be coming in and out of the house. “And now [we have] relationships on a reality show where it’s not scripted and whoever you’re dating [can come stay].”Scroll down to see who will be popping up on Summer House season 6 — and what other surprises are in store:
Asst. Director Unknowingly Handed Alec Baldwin a Gun with Live Ammunition Before On-Set Shooting: Reports
Authorities wrote in the affidavit that an assistant director picked up a prop gun from a rolling cart prepared by the armorer and handed it to Baldwin, the outlets report. As the assistant director retrieved the weapon, they yelled "Cold Gun!" Neither Baldwin, 63, nor the assistant director were aware that the gun was loaded with live ammunition, the affidavit states, according to multiple outlets. Prior to the filing of the affidavit, authorities had not publicly confirmed if there was a live round in the prop gun. Halyna Hutchins Joel Souza Credit: getty (2)On Thursday, Baldwin's prop gun misfired at the Bonanza Creek Ranch set of Rust in New Mexico.
Amanda Knox Reveals She Has Given Birth to Her First Baby, Daughter Eureka Muse
Amanda Knox Reveals She Has Given Birth to Her First Baby, Daughter Eureka MuseAmanda Knox has welcomed her first child with husband Christopher Robinson. The 34-year-old author shared the news on Friday's episode of the couple's Labyrinths podcast, which detailed the arrival of their new daughter, Eureka Muse. The episode followed Knox from the moment she noticed some bleeding at 38 weeks pregnant, to being admitted to the hospital and the eventual birth of her baby girl. Though Knox announced the birth on her podcast, the New York Times reported on Friday that she and Robinson, 39, became parents months ago. News of Eureka's arrival comes three months after Knox revealed on her podcast that she had previously suffered a miscarriage.
Amanda Knox Welcomes Rainbow Baby With Husband Christopher Robin
Amanda Knox announced the arrival of her first child with husband Christopher Robin on Friday, October 22. “I’m still nervous about the paparazzi bounty on [my daughter’s] head,” Knox, 34, told The New York Times on Friday. It’s not easy, and I often feel like I’m trying to invent good choices out of bad whole cloth. … I don’t know that baby, I don’t think I ever will.”Knox went on to say, “I don’t know who that baby was. I don’t know if I’ll ever know.
Love Is Blind’s Mark Cuevas, Aubrey Rainey Pregnant With 2nd Child
Love Is Blind alum Mark Cuevas’ fiancée, Aubrey Rainey, is pregnant with their second child, Us Weekly can confirm. “Excited for our journey as parents and welcoming our second baby in March of 2022!”Cuevas and Rainey, 26, welcomed their first child, son Ace, in April. “I used to selfie all the time but now I’m always getting pictures of Mark, Ace and [dog] Nova. And that’s perfectly OK with me because my family is the best part of me,” she gushed on October 14. “At the end of it, she didn’t want to [get married] and it’s OK,” he told Us in February 2020.
Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' Movie Tragedy: Celebrities React
Celebrities and filmmakers took to social media to send their love to the family of Halyna Hutchins, who died during an accidental shooting on the set of Rust. After the incident, both Hutchins and Souza, 48, were rushed to receive medical attention. “No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.”Rust Movie Productions LLC, the company producing the film, also released a statement after the incident on Thursday. We will be providing counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event.”Keep scrolling for more reactions to the tragedy:
Ryan Gosling is Playing Ken in 'Barbie' Movie With Margot Robbie
Warner Bros. and director Greta Gerwig have found their perfect Barbie and Ken for the upcoming film based on the iconic Mattel dolls. Joining Margot Robbie as Barbie, Ryan Gosling is in final talks to bring her picture-perfect boyfriend Ken to life, Deadline reports. “Hm, so here we have a live-action Barbie movie directed by Greta Gerwig, written by her and Noah Baumbach, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Is this a real movie or a crazy fever-dream hallucination I’m having?” one social media user tweeted on Friday. “Right, it comes with a lot of baggage!” Robbie told British Vogue for their August issue.
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Twitter says Online Safety Bill needs more clarity
Twitter says Online Safety Bill needs more clarityAdded: 23.10.2021 5:57 | 34 views | 0 commentsThe government says it will tackle extreme posts but Twitter warns Ofcom will be "muddling through".
Will Apple be the last US tech giant left in China?
Will Apple be the last US tech giant left in China? Added: 23.10.2021 0:54 | 33 views | 0 commentsAs Microsoft closes down the main version of LinkedIn, Apple looks more alone in China than ever.
Sea-like robots float at Tate Modern and other tech news
Sea-like robots float at Tate Modern and other tech newsAdded: 22.10.2021 17:28 | 14 views | 0 commentsJen Copestake looks at the best of the week's technology news stories.
Overwatch devs reveal McCree's new name as it distances itself from controversy
Overwatch devs reveal McCree's new name as it distances itself from controversyAdded: 22.10.2021 22:09 | 29 views | 0 commentsThe developers at Blizzard Entertainment unveiled their new take on the iconic gunslinger while vowing to do better against a toxic internal culture
New whistleblower reportedly alleges Facebook put profits over combating hate speech, misinformation
Added: 22.10.2021 22:10 | 29 views | 0 commentsAnother former employee is speaking out against the social network, reports The Washington Post.
3 great VPNs for Xbox in 2021
3 great VPNs for Xbox in 2021Added: 22.10.2021 22:05 | 11 views | 0 commentsGamers can have a little privacy -- as a treat.
2021 top gifts for tweens
2021 top gifts for tweensAdded: 22.10.2021 22:05 | 31 views | 0 commentsPick out a great present for kids aged 9 to 12.
Marvel's Shang-Chi isn't available to stream on Disney Plus until Nov. 12
Marvel's Shang-Chi isn't available to stream on Disney Plus until Nov. 12Added: 22.10.2021 22:00 | 14 views | 0 commentsShang-Chi has been in theaters exclusively since it premiered, even holding off on online rentals or Blu-ray/DVD formats for now.
Get up to $50 off brand name watches like Baume & Mercer, Movado and Logines
Get up to $50 off brand name watches like Baume & Mercer, Movado and LoginesAdded: 22.10.2021 22:00 | 32 views | 0 commentsGet designer timepieces without the premium price tag when you shop at WatchMaxx with our money saving codes.
Apple updates App Store rules to allow developers more communication with customers
Apple updates App Store rules to allow developers more communication with customersAdded: 22.10.2021 21:32 | 35 views | 0 commentsIn August, Apple settled a class action lawsuit with some developers, despite continuing to battle Fortnite maker Epic Games.
iOS 15: Essential info about Apple's latest iPhone update
Added: 22.10.2021 23:15 | 44 views | 0 commentsIf you haven't made the jump to Apple's new mobile operating system, we'll walk you through new features, how to download and more.
Ryan Gosling could be playing Ken in an upcoming Barbie movie
Ryan Gosling could be playing Ken in an upcoming Barbie movieAdded: 22.10.2021 22:53 | 33 views | 0 commentsThe actor is reportedly one step closer to signing on for a Warner Bros. film directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie.
T-Mobile delays shutdown of Sprint 3G network by three months
T-Mobile delays shutdown of Sprint 3G network by three monthsAdded: 22.10.2021 22:30 | 30 views | 0 commentsThe new date is now March 31, 2022.
Spacecraft spots mesmerizing swirls at one of the lowest points on Mars
Spacecraft spots mesmerizing swirls at one of the lowest points on MarsAdded: 22.10.2021 22:29 | 34 views | 0 commentsThe curving patterns -- found inside one of the largest impact craters in the solar system -- have a puzzling origin.
Pokemon Go November 2021 events: Raids, Diamond and Pearl event and more
Pokemon Go November 2021 events: Raids, Diamond and Pearl event and moreAdded: 22.10.2021 22:20 | 33 views | 0 commentsA lot is happening in Pokemon Go in November 2021. Here are the biggest events.
Climate crisis worst-case scenario laid bare
Added: 23.10.2021 9:00 | 18 views | 0 commentsCLIMATE change has already caused unprecedented and irreversible turmoil many environmentalists claim - but what exactly will happen if there are small temperature rises?
Michael Schumacher health latest: What we know about F1 legend's devastating condition
Michael Schumacher health latest: What we know about F1 legend's devastating conditionAdded: 23.10.2021 7:23 | 13 views | 0 commentsA NEW Netflix documentary about racing legend Michael Schumacher has reignited concerns and questions about the Formula 1 drivers health. Here is what we know.
The Gilets Jaunes are Emmanuel Macron’s ‘Achilles heal’ warns expert
The Gilets Jaunes are Emmanuel Macron’s ‘Achilles heal’ warns expertAdded: 23.10.2021 7:01 | 6 views | 0 commentsTHE GILETS JAUNES are French President Emmanuel Macron's "Achilles heal" in the upcoming elections, according to a political expert.
La Palma volcano: Mysterious ‘A team’ rescues trapped dogs surrounded by lava
Added: 23.10.2021 1:30 | 20 views | 0 commentsSEVERAL dogs surrounded by lava from the La Palma volcano are believed to have been rescued after a mysterious "A team" intervened.
UK must defuse China-US tension or risk deadly war 'we may not win'
Added: 23.10.2021 7:00 | 17 views | 0 commentsIT WOULD be a mistake for the UK to enter a war with the US against China - because "we may not win", an expert has said.
US airstrike: Pentagon confirm death of senior al-Qaeda leader after drone attack in Syria
US airstrike: Pentagon confirm death of senior al-Qaeda leader after drone attack in SyriaAdded: 23.10.2021 1:30 | 22 views | 0 commentsA US AIRSTRIKE has killed a senior member of Al-Qaeda, the Pentagon has confirmed.
How Brussels could TERMINATE the post-Brexit trade agreement
Added: 23.10.2021 1:16 | 34 views | 0 commentsTHE EU could terminate all of the UK's Brexit trade agreements if agreements are not reached over the Northern Ireland protocol.
Chess players withdraw from Grand Swiss amid Latvia Covid-19 lockdown
Added: 23.10.2021 9:28 | 7 views | 0 commentsSome of the world's leading chess players have withdrawn from next week's Grand Swiss tournament in Riga, Latvia, citing health concerns after the country entered into a four-week long lockdown due to a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Muhammad Ali's grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, carries the torch for the legendary boxing name
Muhammad Ali's grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, carries the torch for the legendary boxing nameAdded: 23.10.2021 9:12 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.spin.phNico Ali Walsh used to wear a jacket to cover the tattoo on his forearm to avoid drawing attention to it. More in rss.cnn.com »
US arrests at southern border set a record
Added: 23.10.2021 2:17 | 10 views | 0 commentsUS Border Patrol made nearly 1.66 million arrests for unlawful crossings on the US-Mexico border over the past year, the highest annual number of apprehensions on record, according to year-end data released by the agency Friday.
Analysis: Biden's looming European high-wire act
Added: 23.10.2021 1:17 | 17 views | 0 commentsPresident Joe Biden heads to Europe next week for a series of high-stakes meetings and summits. Here's a primer on what to know:
What's next after Bannon's contempt referral
What's next after Bannon's contempt referralAdded: 23.10.2021 1:17 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www.usnn.newsThe criminal contempt referral from the House of Representatives against right-wing agitator Steve Bannon landed at the DC US Attorney's Office on Thursday with unusual fanfare, setting off potentially weeks of legal decision-making at the Justice Department. More in rss.cnn.com » Tags: Justice Department
Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark expected to testify
Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark expected to testifyAdded: 23.10.2021 1:17 | 27 views | 0 commentsSource: www.politico.comThe House select committee investigating the US Capitol insurrection is planning for former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark to testify next Friday -- teeing him up to be the first Trump administration official to comply with a subpoena for an interview with the panel, two sources familiar with the committee's inquiry told CNN. More in rss.cnn.com » Tags: Justice Department
Trouble at home for Taliban amid threat of extremism within its ranks
Trouble at home for Taliban amid threat of extremism within its ranks - expertAdded: 23.10.2021 9:00 | 5 views | 0 commentsTHE TALIBAN will have to contend with rising extremism as it attempts to establish a government in Afghanistan, an expert has predicted.
'We should be concerned': Internal documents reveal Facebook studied and knew its QAnon push
'We should be concerned': Internal documents reveal Facebook studied and knew its QAnon pushAdded: 23.10.2021 4:23 | 27 views | 0 commentsInternal documents suggest Facebook has long known its algorithms and recommendation systems push some users to extremes.
California travel blogger among 2 killed in Mexico's Tulum
Added: 23.10.2021 3:21 | 25 views | 0 commentsThe tourists may have been caught in the crossfire when a gunfight broke out between two groups that operate street-level drug sales, prosecutors say.
Alec Baldwin was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting, affidavit says
Alec Baldwin was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting, affidavit saysAdded: 23.10.2021 3:07 | 26 views | 0 commentsThe assistant director yelled "cold gun" before the shooting that killed Halyna Hutchins, 42, and wounded director Joel Souza on the set, a search warrant document says.
Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration
Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administrationAdded: 22.10.2021 23:17 | 33 views | 0 commentsFollow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
Would-be speaker Kevin McCarthy walks the Trump tightrope, pursuing a GOP House
Added: 22.10.2021 22:25 | 38 views | 0 commentsThe Californian, currently the House minority leader, has worked to keep a fractious party in line, sometimes contorting his own positions as he strives to stay in the former president's good graces.
Why does the internet keep breaking?
Why does the internet keep breaking? Added: 22.10.2021 23:17 | 30 views | 0 commentsOutages of Facebook and its family of apps now lead to significant disruption for firms worldwide
For 28 years, I kept my breast cancer a secret. Here's what changed my mind.
For 28 years, I kept my breast cancer a secret. Here's what changed my mind. Added: 23.10.2021 10:17 | 11 views | 0 commentsFor 28 years, I kept my breast cancer a secret. I lived in fear that my Chinese-American friends would shun me if I told them what I had endured.
Minneapolis officer charged in crash that killed innocent driver during pursuit
Added: 23.10.2021 9:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe July 6 crash killed Leneal Frazier, who not involved in the chase. He was the uncle of the woman who filmed George Floyd's killing.
Florida man accused of killing neighbor after cat wandered on property
Florida man accused of killing neighbor after cat wandered on propertyAdded: 23.10.2021 6:17 | 24 views | 0 commentsClifton Anthony Bliss Jr. had threatened neighbors with a gun in the past, according to a sheriff's department affidavit.
One state produces 41 percent of America's pumpkins, data shows
One state produces 41 percent of America's pumpkins, data showsAdded: 23.10.2021 5:17 | 11 views | 0 commentsIllinois produced 41 percent of the nation’s pumpkin yield in 2020.
She went from breast cancer survivor to breast cancer advocate
Added: 23.10.2021 5:17 | 12 views | 0 commentsWhen Victorianne Russell Walton, then 42 in 2007, felt a lump in her breast and saw dimpling around her nipple, she knew immediately what it was.
FDA says Pfizer Covid vaccine benefits outweigh risks for kids ages 5 to 11
FDA says Pfizer Covid vaccine benefits outweigh risks for kids ages 5 to 11Added: 23.10.2021 5:17 | 24 views | 0 commentsAgency reviewers stopped short of calling for Pfizer’s shot to be authorized. The agency will put that question to a panel of independent advisers Oct. 26.
'Rust' crew walked off set to protest working conditions hours before cinematographer death: Reports
'Rust' crew walked off set to protest working conditions hours before cinematographer death: ReportsAdded: 22.10.2021 23:27 | 26 views | 0 commentsCrew members reportedly walked off the set of the film "Rust" in protest of working conditions hours before the fatal Alec Baldwin prop gun incident.
Paul Walker's daughter Meadow got married — and Vin Diesel was at the wedding!
Paul Walker's daughter Meadow got married — and Vin Diesel was at the wedding! Added: 22.10.2021 22:36 | 24 views | 0 commentsCongratulations are in order for the late Paul Walker's daughter, Meadow, who married her longtime boyfriend Louis Thornton-Allan.
In this Central American country, lava-toasted marshmallows are only the beginning of a vacation
In this Central American country, lava-toasted marshmallows are only the beginning of a vacationAdded: 23.10.2021 10:01 | 5 views | 0 commentsTrek to the top of a volcano. Enjoy spiced crickets. And remember to check CDC travel recommendations and restrictions before you go.
Paleonologists Find Fossils of New Lizard and Fish Species in Arkansas
Paleonologists Find Fossils of New Lizard and Fish Species in ArkansasAdded: 22.10.2021 23:07 | 30 views | 0 commentsTwo new species - the small skink Sciroseps pawhuskai and the pycnodontiform fish Anomoeodus caddoi - that lived during the Early Cretaceous epoch have been identified from fossils found in the Holly Creek Formation in southwest Arkansas. While Arkansas is not traditionally considered a fertile source of Early Cretaceous fossils, the Trinity Group of the [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Tags: Lizards
Budget 2021: English city regions to get £6.9bn for public transport
Budget 2021: English city regions to get £6.9bn for public transportAdded: 23.10.2021 2:04 | 25 views | 0 commentsChancellor Rishi Sunak will announce increased funding for tram, train and bus services outside London.
Can African tech giant Jumia deliver on its promise?
Can African tech giant Jumia deliver on its promise? Added: 22.10.2021 23:17 | 14 views | 0 commentsCan Africa-focussed tech giant Jumia deliver on its promises to a new generation of consumers?
Why 2.3 million US children could miss out on expanded tax credit
Why 2.3 million US children could miss out on expanded tax creditAdded: 22.10.2021 23:22 | 29 views | 0 commentsAbout 67 million US children are eligible for new benefits, but some of the most vulnerable are missing out.
Bill Maher defends Dave Chappelle, knocks critics: 'Everyone needs to Netflix and chill the f--- out'
Bill Maher defends Dave Chappelle, knocks critics: 'Everyone needs to Netflix and chill the f--- out'
Durant's triple-double rallies Nets past 76ers 114-109
Added: 23.10.2021 5:24 | 18 views | 0 commentsBen Simmons wasn't there. Joel Embiid conceded he should not have played. With Philadelphia's All-Star cornerstones absent or injured, Kevin Durant and Brooklyn had the opening they needed to spoil the 76ers' opener with a rally down the stretch.
Lakers' Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard get into altercation on bench during timeout
Lakers' Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard get into altercation on bench during timeoutAdded: 23.10.2021 5:00 | 23 views | 0 commentsTensions between Los Angeles Lakers big men Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard appeared to boil over on the bench during the second game of the 2021-22 regular season on Friday night.
What we know about the deadly shooting on 'Rust': Baldwin didn't know gun had live rounds
What we know about the deadly shooting on 'Rust': Baldwin didn't know gun had live roundsAdded: 23.10.2021 0:41 | 27 views | 0 commentsHere's everything we know about Thursday's fatal shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin's film, "Rust." Baldwin didn't know about live ammo, records show.
What we know about the deadly shooting on Alec Baldwin's 'Rust': Search warrant executed for ranch
What we know about the deadly shooting on Alec Baldwin's 'Rust': Search warrant executed for ranchAdded: 22.10.2021 23:50 | 30 views | 0 commentsHere's everything we know about Thursday's fatal shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin's film, "Rust." A search warrant has been executed for the ranch.
Biden blames high gas prices on anything but his own policies: Mississippi governor
Biden blames high gas prices on anything but his own policies: Mississippi governorAdded: 23.10.2021 9:39 | 5 views | 0 commentsMississippi Gov. Tate Reeves drew a clear distinction between the Trump and Biden administrations on "The Ingraham Angle" on Friday night with respect to gas prices in America.
Nevada animal shelter helps domestic-violence survivors stay united with their pets
Added: 23.10.2021 10:12 | 5 views | 0 commentsTo help keep domestic violence survivors united with their pets, Noah's Animal House formed in Las Vegas in 2007 as the first pet shelter in the country to partner with a domestic violence shelter.
Kamala Harris going to Europe next month; no plans for US-Mexico border return
Added: 23.10.2021 8:46 | 16 views | 0 commentsBon voyage, Madame Vice President. Kamala Harris has no plans to return to the U.S.-Mexico border region anytime soon, she said Friday in New York City – but she will be jetting off to Europe next month.
Same Alec Baldwin shot struck both Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza: reports
Added: 23.10.2021 7:34 | 14 views | 0 commentsOne projectile from a firearm used by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of the movie “Rust” on Thursday went through the body of the film’s cinematographer before striking the film’s director, according to reports.
Alec Baldwin was told firearm was unloaded, search warrant says: report
Added: 23.10.2021 6:50 | 18 views | 0 commentsAn assistant director on the New Mexico movie set of the movie "Rust" was unaware that a gun being handed to actor Alec Baldwin on Thursday contained live rounds, a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court said, according to reports.
Greg Gutfeld: No one is in charge, and no one cares
Greg Gutfeld: No one is in charge, and no one caresAdded: 23.10.2021 6:30 | 15 views | 0 commentsYou get between parents and their children, you start a battle that'll be over quicker than a typical Joe Biden workday. The headless horseman should be scared. He claimed he was gonna unify a country, and he did. Against him.
Ingraham: Biden doesn't understand cherished freedoms
Added: 23.10.2021 5:52 | 19 views | 0 commentsIn her "Ingraham Angle" commentary on Friday, host Laura Ingraham sounded off about President Biden's lackluster performance in his Baltimore Town Hall with CNN host Anderson Cooper.
Invasive species: How they spread, why they're a danger and how to prevent them
Invasive species: How they spread, why they're a danger and how to prevent themAdded: 22.10.2021 23:31 | 27 views | 0 commentsSource: www.klook.comSpotted lantern flies, Burmese pythons and Zebra mussels are just some of the invasive species wreaking havoc on ecosystems in the U.S. More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
NFL Highlights: D'Ernest Johnson stars for Cleveland Browns against Denver Broncos
Added: 23.10.2021 10:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsWatch highlights as running back D'Ernest Johnson guids the injury-stricken Cleveland Browns to a 17-14 win over the Denver Broncos, rushing for 146 yards and a touchdown.
Houston Astros beat Boston Red Sox to reach World Series against Braves or Dodgers
Houston Astros beat Boston Red Sox to reach World Series against Braves or DodgersAdded: 23.10.2021 9:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe Houston Astros reach their third World Series in five years after beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2 in the American League Championship Series.
Ashleigh Barty: World number one misses WTA Finals and ends 2021 season early
Added: 23.10.2021 9:22 | 9 views | 0 commentsWorld number one Ashleigh Barty ends her season and will not defend her WTA Finals title next month du to the quarantine rules she would face on her return to Australia.
LA Lakers: Anthony Davis & Dwight Howard row during defeat by Phoenix Suns
LA Lakers: Anthony Davis & Dwight Howard row during defeat by Phoenix SunsAdded: 23.10.2021 9:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsLos Angeles Lakers team-mates Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard are involved in a sideline row during their side's 115-105 defeat by Phoenix Suns.
England v Northern Ireland: Wembley stage a dress rehearsal before biggest Euros
Added: 23.10.2021 9:16 | 18 views | 0 commentsEngland's showdown with Northern Ireland at Wembley on Saturday is the perfect stage for a Euro 2022 dress rehearsal.
US arrests at southern border set a record
Added: 23.10.2021 2:16 | 21 views | 0 commentsUS Border Patrol made nearly 1.66 million arrests for unlawful crossings on the US-Mexico border over the past year, the highest annual number of apprehensions on record, according to year-end data released by the agency Friday.
NJ Gov touts accomplishments ahead of election
Added: 23.10.2021 1:26 | 23 views | 0 commentsDemocrat Phil Murphy took to the driver's seat as New Jersey's governor nearly four years ago, slammed on the brakes and floored it in the opposite direction his Republican predecessor, Chris Christie, was steering. He's now facing reelection on November 2nd.
Today in History for October 23rd
Added: 23.10.2021 1:16 | 21 views | 0 commentsHighlights of this day in history: Suicide blast kills U.S. Marines and sailors in Lebanon; Students in Hungary spark Cold War revolt; President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over White House tapes; 'Tonight Show' host Johnny Carson born.
Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark expected to testify
Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark expected to testifyAdded: 23.10.2021 1:16 | 24 views | 0 commentsSource: www.politico.comThe House select committee investigating the US Capitol insurrection is planning for former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark to testify next Friday -- teeing him up to be the first Trump administration official to comply with a subpoena for an interview with the panel, two sources familiar with the committee's inquiry told CNN. More in rss.cnn.com » Tags: Justice Department
What's next after Bannon's contempt referral
What's next after Bannon's contempt referralAdded: 23.10.2021 1:16 | 23 views | 0 commentsSource: www.usnn.newsThe criminal contempt referral from the House of Representatives against right-wing agitator Steve Bannon landed at the DC US Attorney's Office on Thursday with unusual fanfare, setting off potentially weeks of legal decision-making at the Justice Department. More in rss.cnn.com » Tags: Justice Department
Analysis: Biden's looming European high-wire act
Added: 23.10.2021 1:16 | 26 views | 0 commentsPresident Joe Biden heads to Europe next week for a series of high-stakes meetings and summits. Here's a primer on what to know:
T20 World Cup: Namiba make two incredible run out blunders against Ireland
T20 World Cup: Namiba make two incredible run out blunders against IrelandAdded: 23.10.2021 10:16 | 7 views | 0 commentsWatch as Namibia spurn two easy chances to make a run out against Ireland during their T20 World Cup match.
US surgeon explains pig kidney-human transplant test
Added: 23.10.2021 4:16 | 20 views | 0 commentsA US team says it successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig's kidney into a brain-dead human.
Trafficked to Europe for sex: A survivor’s story
Added: 23.10.2021 4:16 | 21 views | 0 commentsExpecting to become a carer in Copenhagen, Jewel was forced into prostitution. But two chance meetings enabled her to escape.
Saving a million salmon and a tribe in a historic drought
Saving a million salmon and a tribe in a historic droughtAdded: 23.10.2021 4:16 | 23 views | 0 commentsOfficials destroyed dams so salmon could swim upstream. It helped preserve the livelihoods of the Hupa tribe.
Covid: Romania's health system torn apart by pandemic
Covid: Romania's health system torn apart by pandemicAdded: 23.10.2021 4:16 | 21 views | 0 commentsIntensive care beds are full, patients wait outside and vaccination rates are among Europe's lowest.
Texas abortion law to stay in place until Supreme Court decision
Texas abortion law to stay in place until Supreme Court decisionAdded: 23.10.2021 4:16 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe controversial law will be tested next month when the court holds an expedited hearing.
Alec Baldwin told gun was safe before fatal shooting
Added: 23.10.2021 3:44 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe actor was handed the weapon by an assistant director before Halyna Hutchins was shot, a warrant says.
How domestic violence can have an intergenerational legacy
How domestic violence can have an intergenerational legacyAdded: 23.10.2021 10:00 | 4 views | 0 commentsAn analysis of April 2020 arrests in the Cincinnati area shows one in four perpetrators and victims of domestic violence had a family history of it.
The story of Carol and Karen: Two experimental Facebook accounts show how the company helped divide America
The story of Carol and Karen: Two experimental Facebook accounts show how the company helped divide AmericaAdded: 23.10.2021 9:00 | 12 views | 0 commentsIn 2019, a Facebook staffer created two fictitious accounts to see what content the platform recommended. What the research found was alarming.
Record high migrant detentions at US-Mexico border
Added: 23.10.2021 6:16 | 15 views | 0 commentsMore than 1.7 million migrants were stopped in the past year, including 145,000 children.
Ros Atkins on… Europe's climate challenge
Added: 23.10.2021 5:16 | 20 views | 0 commentsRos Atkins looks at how Europe is getting to grips with its emissions problem.
La Palma: Scientists collect volcano samples
Added: 23.10.2021 5:16 | 19 views | 0 commentsScientists will look at the viscosity of the red-hot lava from the ongoing Cumbre Vieja eruption.
Austin Cindric to replace Keselowski in Penske's No. 2 next season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Cindric will replace 2012 NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski in Team Penske’s flagship No. 2 seat in-house for Cindric, the 22-year-old son of Team Penske president Tim Cindric. “Austin is a champion and has proven his abilities both on and off the track,” team owner Penske said. “Today the team has more than 130 Cup Series wins, two Xfinity Championships and two Cup Series Championships. He won four races last season and currently is fifth in the Xfinity Series standings.
Maple Leafs' Have Depth, Turns Out That Isn't the Problem
But Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe feels the criticism of the forward has been unfair. The Maple Leafs have scored 11 goals in five games this season. Before the game, Keefe was asked about the identity of his team and he answered by pointing at the team's offense. The second unit, which consists of Bunting, Spezza, Engvall, Ritchie and defenseman Rasmus Sandin got more time on the second chance and generated some chances at the net. Although he admitted he didn't have a strong game, Keefe defended his play and went back to the lack of scoring from his players.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi Is In The Right Hands
He was still figuring out his skating stride and wasn't even a true center, spending time on the left wing as well. Montreal did indeed take Kotkaniemi third overall, then installed him in the Canadiens lineup right away, as an 18-year-old center. Tonight, Kotkaniemi and the Canes play Montreal for the first time, but 'KK' will be on the left wing. Which is a long way of saying that I'm glad Carolina is doing right by Kotkaniemi because he's an easy kid to root for. If Kotkaniemi succeeds, then the offer sheet will look like a stroke of genius by the Canes.
Lewis Hamilton crash: Max Verstappen out of Italian GP (VIDEO)
Championship leader Max Verstappen and defending champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix, which was won by McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo on Sunday. Hamilton had pitted from the lead and returned to the track just in front of Verstappen. “That’s what you get when you don’t leave the space,” said a furious Verstappen over team radio. Both drivers were able to walk away from their cars though Hamilton took a long time getting out of his, only clambering out after Verstappen had long gone. Hamilton was then held up by Norris and could only watch in frustration as Ricciardo and Verstappen stretched their advantage lap by lap.
Lewis Hamilton wins British GP after Max Verstappen crash (VIDEO)
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton roared back from a first-lap incident that sent championship leader Max Verstappen to the hospital and overcame a 10-second penalty to win the British Grand Prix and reignite his title defense on Sunday. The British driver was cheered on to his eighth career victory at Silverstone by the passionate home fans, who also gave him a standing ovation. Hamilton, who then drove a victory lap brandishing the British flag, cut the gap to Verstappen in the drivers’ championship from 33 points to seven. There’s a long way to go but I believe in you guys,” Hamilton said after the race. Verstappen crashed out of the race when a spirited first lap battle with Hamilton sent the Dutchman spinning hard into a barrier.
NASCAR Cup Series director faces multiple animal cruelty charges
NASCAR Cup Series managing director Jay Fabian has stepped down from his role as he faces multiple charges of felony animal cruelty. FOX Sports' Bob Pockrass was the first to report the news, who said Fabian has "temporarily stepped away." Per online court documents, Fabian is being two felony counts of cruelty to animals and one count of misdemeanor cruelty to animals. "NASCAR takes the situation seriously and will continue to gather information as it becomes available," NASCAR said in a statement. "Jay Fabian will step back from his role until this matter is resolved."
Daniel Ricciardo fakes American accent before U.S. Grand Prix
Daniel Ricciardo is going full Texan for the U.S. Grand Prix this weekend in Austin. And in an interview with Formula1.com, the Australian driver took it an extra step by attempting to put on an American accent for the whole conversation. When asked about his excitement to get behind the NASCAR stock car, Ricciardo kept up the American act. "Well hell boogedy I'm very excited because Earnhardt was an absolute hero of mine," Ricciardo said in his Texas twang. "To be able to drive the 84 Earnhardt car, I believe he won five races in that car, it's special.
Formula 1 2022 race calendar announced: Full schedule, dates
Formula 1 unveiled its 2022 race calendar on Friday, which features a record-breaking 23 races in 36 weekends. This has been the final race on the calendar each year since 2014. The Miami Grand Prix will be the fifth race of the year on May 8. The USA Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas will celebrate its 10th anniversary as the 20th stop on the calendar on Oct. 25. The Italian Grand Prix in Monza is set for Sept. 11 in Monza.
Bubba Wallace wins at Talladega, first Black Driver to win since 1963
Bubba Wallace became just the second Black driver to win at NASCAR’s top Cup Series level when rain stopped Monday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Wallace had driven through a crash and to the front of the field five laps before the second rain stoppage of the race. Wallace is in his first season driving for 23X1 Racing, a team owned by both Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan. He’s the first Black driver to win at NASCAR’s elite Cup level since Wendell Scott in 1963—a race where he wasn’t declared the victor for several months. Been plenty of times when I wanted to give up.”In June 2020 at Talladega, NASCAR discovered a noose in the garage stall assigned to Wallace.
Joey Gase crash: Driver transported to medical center
Driver Joey Gase has been transferred to a medical facility after suffering a hard crash Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, NASCAR announced Sunday evening. The crash occurred during Stage 2 of Sunday's event as Gase attempted to execute a turn. A spokesperson from Rick Ware Racing said the team was still waiting on an update about Gase's condition, though reported Gase was in "good spirits," according to Chris Knight of Catchfence. While the incident was significant enough to warrant transportation to the hospital, Gase could be seen walking to the ambulance after receiving medical attention, per Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports. Gase, 28, made his NASCAR debut in 2011.
Lewis Hamilton becomes first driver to 100 career wins after Russian GP victory
Lewis Hamilton, the four-time defending Formula One champion, won the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday to become the first F1 driver in history to record 100 career wins. With the victory, Hamilton also reclaimed the overall season standings lead, overtaking Max Verstappen. Verstappen and Carlos Sainz finished second and third, respectively, in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix. The French Grand Prix on June 20 hit 1.1 million viewers, reportedly the largest U.S. audience since the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix on ABC, per NBC News. Also, this week, Formula One announced the dates and course for the 2022 Miami Grand Prix.
Netflix 'would definitely consider' buying F1 race streaming rights
"At Netflix, we do entertainment and not journalism," said Reed Hastings before adding, "That would have to be up to certain standards. The French Grand Prix on June 20 hit 1.1 million viewers, reportedly the largest U.S. audience since the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix on ABC, per NBC News. They have been going head-to-head so aggressively that they crashed each other out of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. This weekend, both drivers will race in the Russian Grand Prix. As popularity continues to grow within the United States, Formula 1 announced the dates and course for the 2022 Miami Grand Prix.
NASCAR Shifts Season-Opening Exhibition to L.A. Coliseum
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will open the 2022 season inside Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in one of the biggest shakeups to its schedule in years. The annual exhibition Clash, held at Daytona International Speedway since 1979, will shift to Los Angeles next year. The invitation-only race was always the kickoff to competitive NASCAR racing and held the week before the season-opening Daytona 500. “Los Angeles is synonymous with major sports and entertainment events, so we seized an innovative opportunity to showcase NASCAR at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR senior vice president of strategy and innovation. NASCAR did not race in Los Angeles in 2021 because of the pandemic.
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 10/22/2021
Oct 10, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) and Los Angeles Lakers forward Kent Bazemore (9) during the first quarter at Staples Center. Betting Information for Suns vs. LakersFavorite Spread Total Lakers -1.5 221.5 pointsKey Stats for Lakers vs. SunsLast year, the 109.7 points per game the Lakers scored were only 0.2 more points than the Suns gave up (109.5). When Los Angeles put up more than 109.5 points last season, it went 29-7. The Suns put up an average of 115.5 points per game last year, 8.5 more points than the 107.0 the Lakers gave up. Los Angeles went 38-20 last season when it gave up fewer than 115.5 points.
ALCS Game 6: Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
Can they close out the Red Sox in Game 6 of the ALCS? The Astros have flipped the momentum in this ALCS after the Red Sox' offense looked absolutely unstoppable in Games 2 and 3. How to Watch Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros:Game Date: Oct. 22, 2021Game Time: 8 p.m. ETTV: Fox Sports 1Live stream Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Can the Red Sox push it to a Game 7 or will the Astros close it out?
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
The Lakers will look to rebound from a rough game one loss to the Warriors on Friday night against the defending Western Conference champion Suns. Any time fans get a chance to watch LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers take on Chris Paul, Devin Booker and the Suns it's a special treat. How to Watch Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers:Game Date: Oct. 22, 2021Game Time: 10:00 p.m. ESTTV Channel: ESPNLive Stream Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Mikal Bridges scored 16 points to lead the team, while Chris Paul scored 15 points and dished out 10 assists. LeBron James looked dominant with 34 points and 11 rebounds, while Anthony Davis scored 33 points and grabbed 11 rebounds himself.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 10/22/2021
Oct 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) is fouled by Golden State Warriors forward Nemanja Bjelica (8) during the second half at Staples Center. Key Stats for Lakers vs. SunsLast year, the Suns put up 115.5 points per game, 8.5 more points than the 107.0 the Lakers allowed. Los Angeles had a 38-20 record last season when allowing fewer than 115.5 points. Los Angeles put together a 29-7 record last season in games it scored more than 109.5 points. Last season, Los Angeles had a 28-12 record in games the team collectively shot above 46.7% from the field.
Washington Huskies at Arizona Wildcats Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
Arizona searches for its first win of the year when it hosts Washington on Friday night in the desert. Washington heads south to Arizona looking to snap a two-game losing streak when it takes on the struggling Wildcats. The Huskies have dropped two close games in a row to UCLA and Oregon State. ETTV: ESPN2Live stream the Huskies at Wildcats game on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! The Huskies hope that starts when they visit winless Arizona on Friday night.
Boxing, Cuello vs. Florez, Lescurat vs. Reina Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
How to Watch Cuello vs. Florez; Lescurat vs. Reina:Game Date: Oct. 22, 2021Game Time: 10 p.m. ETTV: TyC SportsWatch Cuello vs. Florez; Lescurat vs. Reina online with fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Beamon looks to retain his flyweight title against a fresh face in the ring. Beamon, the 36-year-old veteran from North Carolina, has won four bouts in a row and is the WBA Fedecaribe super flyweight champion. Two title bouts and three strong undercard bouts on this fight card will make for an exciting day in the ring.
Bellarmine College Preparatory vs. St. Francis Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
This season has been a dream for the undefeated Saint Francis high school football team, but the Lancers (6–0) of Mountain View, Calif., face a big challenge Friday night against Bellarmine College Prep (5–2) of San Jose. How to Watch Bellarmine College Preparatory vs. St. Francis in High School Football:Game Date: Oct. 22, 2021Game Time: 10 p.m. ETTV: Next Level SportsLive Stream Bellarmine College Preparatory vs. St. Francis on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Saint Francis is riding high after knocking off De La Salle and maintaining an undefeated record. To remain in contention for a title, the Bells will look for a big win Friday against St. Francis.
Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
Friday brings an early-season battle of unbeatens in the Western Conference as the Kings host the Jazz. The Jazz (1–0) kicked off the season with a workmanlike win while the Kings (1–0) almost gave up their season-opening victory in the final seconds. The Jazz enter the season with playoff aspirations while the Kings are looking to end the longest active playoff drought in the NBA. How to Watch Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings:Game Date: Oct. 22, 2021Game Time: 10 p.m. ETTV: NBC Sports California PlusWatch Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings online with fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial!
World Championships in FIG Gymnastics Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
The third day of FIG Gymnastics competition in Japan features a slate of men's individual events. Saturday's FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Japan feature five men's events. ETTV: Olympic ChannelWatch World Championships online with fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! American Yul Moldauer finished fourth in the men's all-around final Friday, just short of a medal. He finished first or second in every event in Friday's all-around final except for pommel horse.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears NFL Week 7 Odds, Plays and Insights for October 24, 2021
In 2020, games involving the Bears have averaged a total of 44.6 points, 2.4 fewer than this game's set over/under. Tampa Bay is 2-3 against the spread and 4-1 overall this season when the team scores more than 20.7 points. When Tampa Bay piles up over 330.8 yards, the team is 2-4 against the spread and 5-1 overall. This year, in three home games, Tampa Bay has gone over the total every time. Bears away games this season average 45.8 total points, 1.2 fewer than this contest's over/under (47).
Zozo Championship, Third Round Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
Hideki Matsuyama holds a one-stroke lead heading into the third round at the Zozo Championship in his home country of Japan. Hideki Matsuyama (-8) enters the weekend with a one-stroke lead on the field at the Zozo Championship, the PGA Tour's lone event in Japan. ETTV: The Golf ChannelWatch ZOZO Championship, Third Round online with fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! After a steady day on the course in Friday's second round, Matsuyama finds himself with a one-stroke lead heading into the weekend. Matsuyama played a modest round on Friday, shooting two under par with three birdies and one bogey.
Photographing Michael Jordan During Bulls’ Last Dance
For a multipage spread in the May 11, 1998, issue of SI, Iooss captured Jordan in his personal office chatting with Joe Montana; Montana’s wife, Jennifer; and their son Nicholas. And in ’93, Jordan, Iooss and journalist Mark Vancil all collaborated on Rare Air, a New York Times best seller. Walter Iooss Jr./Sports IllustratedThroughout the Bulls’ Last Dance season, Iooss remembers fighting through mobs of fans that constantly surrounded Jordan and his teammates. The Bulls star knew what was going on at all times. “Don’t screw around with him.”Walter Iooss Jr./Sports IllustratedHave questions, comments, or feedback about Sports Illustrated's newsletters?
Ohio State vs. Indiana NCAA Football Odds, Plays and Insights | October 23, 2021
5 Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1, 0-0 Big Ten) are 21-point favorites when they visit the Indiana Hoosiers (2-4, 0-0 Big Ten) in a Big Ten matchup on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Memorial Stadium. Odds for Ohio State vs. IndianaOver/Under InsightsOhio State has combined with its opponents to score more than 59.5 points in all six games this season. The combined points per game average of the two teams, 70.8, is 11.3 points above Saturday's over/under. Buckeyes games this season feature an average total of 64.4 points, a number 4.9 points higher than Saturday's over/under. The 52.4 PPG average total in Hoosiers games this season is 7.1 points fewer than this game's over/under.
New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks NFL Week 7 Odds, Plays and Insights for October 25, 2021
Oddsmakers give the New Orleans Saints (3-2) the advantage on Monday, October 25, 2021 against the Seattle Seahawks (2-4). The average total in Saints games this season is 44.6, 1.6 points above Monday's total of 43. The 50.7 PPG average total in Seahawks games this season is 7.7 points more than this game's over/under. New Orleans' games this year have hit the over two times in five opportunities (40%). Saints away games this season average 43.8 total points, 0.8 more than this outing's over/under (43).
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans NFL Week 7 Odds, Plays and Insights for October 24, 2021
The Tennessee Titans (4-2) are 5.5-point underdogs heading into their matchup on Sunday, October 24, 2021 against the Kansas City Chiefs (3-3). Odds for Chiefs vs. TitansOver/under insightsKansas City and its opponents have combined to score more than 57.5 points in five of seven games this season. In 2020, games involving the Titans have averaged a total of 50.3 points, 7.2 fewer than this game's set over/under. The Titans rack up just 1.6 fewer points per game (27.7) than the Chiefs allow (29.3). The average total in Chiefs away games this season is 53.7 points, 3.8 fewer than this matchup's over/under (57.5).
Alabama vs. Tennessee NCAA Football Odds, Plays and Insights | October 23, 2021
4 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1, 0-0 SEC) take college football's 10th-ranked rushing defense into a matchup with the Tennessee Volunteers (4-3, 0-0 SEC), who have the No. The Crimson Tide are massive, 25-point favorites. The average total in Crimson Tide games this season is 61.6, 6.4 points fewer than Saturday's total of 68 . Alabama has hit the over in 42.9% of its opportunities this year (three times in seven games with a set point total). The Volunteers have turned the ball over seven times, five fewer times than the Crimson Tide have forced turnovers (12).
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals NFL Week 7 Odds, Plays and Insights for October 24, 2021
The Baltimore Ravens (5-1) take a five-game winning streak into a matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at M&T Bank Stadium. Odds for Ravens vs. BengalsOver/under insightsBaltimore and its opponents have combined to put up more than 47 points in three of six games this season. In 2020, games involving the Bengals have averaged a total of 46.2 points, 0.8 fewer than this game's set over/under. Ravens home games this season average 50.3 total points, 3.3 more than this contest's over/under (47). This season, Bengals away games average 44.3 points, 2.7 fewer than this outing's over/under (47).
This Cover Shoot Left Jimmy Butler in ‘Shock'
He went in another direction for his SI Kids cover with Heat frontman Jimmy Butler, with the Science of Sports issue giving Salter an opportunity to dress up an NBA All-Star in a lab coat, goggles and gloves. “He was definitely having fun, and he really wanted to get it right,” Salter says. He kept cajoling Butler to loosen up by repeating this was to make children want to pick up a magazine. To capture the look of shock on Butler’s face that ultimately made the cover, Salter gave some very detailed instructions. (“My favorite sport is paddleboarding.”) But he says his strength, as evidenced by the look on Butler’s face on the SI Kids cover, is drawing performances out of athletes.
Tokyo Olympics Photos: Best Pictures from the Summer Games
Closing ceremony Kohjiro Kinno/Sports Illustrated Entertainers perform during the Closing Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Closing ceremony Kohjiro Kinno/Sports Illustrated Fireworks illuminate Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Wrestling Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated A competitor wipes his face following a wrestling match at Makuhari Messe Hall. Men's Swimming Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Swimmers dive into the pool during the 100-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Men's Swimming Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Caeleb Dressel watches for his score after his race at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
Photographing Michael Phelps in an Aquarium Tank
Michael Phelps just wouldn’t stop moving. Sure, being inside a tank at the National Aquarium in Baltimore alongside the sea creatures that typically inhabit it could make anyone squirm. But this is Olympic legend Michael Phelps we’re talking about. “Photographing any Sports Illustrated cover, the photographs themselves are not necessarily the best images that you've taken that day, to be honest with you. Simon Bruty/Sports IllustratedYou can watch the full story about the complications during Bruty’s cover shoot involving Phelps, Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles in this Full Frame video.
The Big Dance Creates Mayhem for More Than Just Fans
Also, SI is now offering Morning Madness, a new daily email covering the NCAA basketball tournaments. Sometimes it is, but for the big event setups, it's a group of people working nonstop for days to make things happen.”Out of the tens of thousands of photos Nelson will take, he’s keeping an eye out for action shots. And during the 2016 men’s NCAA championship, he snagged his golden ticket of the biggest shot of the year. Greg Nelson/Sports IllustratedGreg Nelson/Sports Illustrated“My main concern is, ‘O.K., don't miss the shot,’ ” Nelson says. “Because all sorts of things come into play when you're shooting sports, and sometimes you don't have a clear shot.
Two Weeks in Alaska, Photographing the Iditarod
If you missed last week's edition on Jimmy Butler's SI Kids cover shoot, you can find it here. “This was two weeks on a thousand-mile trail,” Rasco says. “And I had no idea what I was in for.”He quickly realized that nothing about this assignment would prove simple. “Part of the story is how you get from place to place and immerse yourself into that race or that event. It’s definitely one of my most favorite things I’ve done.”The 2021 Iditarod begins on Saturday, March 6.
Best Moments from the 2021 Masters
Golf's first major of the year returned to its traditional spot on the calendar in 2021, complete with the famed azaleas and a limited number of fans. On Sunday, Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to win the Masters, finishing the tournament at 10-under and one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Will Zalatoris. From Matsuyama's historic win, to the blooming azaleas on the course, to appearances by Patrick Mahomes and Ryan Fitzpatrick, here are the best pictures from the 2021 Masters at Augusta National. Pictures from the 2021 Masters Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated Simon Bruty/Sports IllustratedMore 2021 Masters coverage• Rosenberg: Matsuyama's Methodical Masters Approach• Apstein: Inside Zalatoris's Fraught Journey to Runner-Up at Augusta• Matsuyama's Caddie, Shota Hayafuji, Goes Viral After Masters Win
A Cover Shoot Might Have Revealed Sixers’ Locker Room Drama
For veteran photographer Jeffery A. Salter, the first issue when it came to shooting the “Process This” Sixers cover in 2019 was getting to his rental car. Once at the Sixers’ practice facility, Salter would have to jump through a couple of more hoops. And while the cover reflected the Sixers’ starting five at the time—Butler, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris and JJ Redick—only four showed up for the initial shoot. “I just got the impression there may have been some locker room mess going on. Digital adjustments were made (like changing the background color to blue) and the end result was an iconic cover.
The Masters: A ‘Timeless’ Shot of Tiger Woods
It seems as though every time the Masters golf tournament tees off, there’s the potential for history to be made. And that’s just what happened the last time the Masters teed off during its customary spring week 24 months ago. On April 14, 2019, that “someone” was Tiger Woods. “Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters, his 15th major, and his 81st PGA Tour event on Sunday, and these are astounding stats, all of them. “Everyone knows it's going to happen.”Kohjiro Kinno/Sports IllustratedWhen Woods got to the green, he missed his first putt.
How a Hair Flip Created a Memorable Portrait
Coming to your inbox weekly, it highlights the stories and personalities behind some of SI's photography. If you missed last week’s edition on a cover shoot that may have revealed locker room drama, you can find it here. Kevin D. Liles/Sports IllustratedPhotographing the stars of the South Carolina’s women’s basketball program started out as a typical shoot for Kevin D. Liles last October. Kevin D. Liles/Sports IllustratedBut then something caught Liles’s eye: Boston’s electric blue hair contrasting against the black background. The shoot had something special come out thanks to two players who stayed true to their personalities and to electric blue hair.
Days After Surgery, Hank Aaron Posed for Sports Illustrated
In April 2014, Jeffery A. Salter planned to shoot environmental portraits of Hank Aaron for Sports Illustrated at Turner Field, the Atlanta Braves’ former stadium. After getting everything set up at the stadium, Salter learned that Aaron wouldn’t be able to make it there. Salter had Aaron sit on a chair, stationed in front of a living room filled with “wonderful momentos,” Salter says. It’s one of my favorite shots of Hank Aaron.”Jeffery A. Salter/Sports IllustratedAfter the shoot, as Salter was packing up, someone informed him that Aaron had gotten out of surgery just days before the portrait shoot. “My father really was a Hank Aaron fan.
Trevor Lawrence, a Fog Machine and ‘That One Shot That Isn't in That Library'
Kohjiro Kinno/Sports IllustratedBefore shooting Tiger Woods’s iconic 2019 Masters win or Sports Illustrated’s latest cover of NFL quarterback prospect Trevor Lawrence, Kohjiro Kinno assisted photographer Robert Beck. For about 10 years after leaving school, Kinno worked with Beck, carried gear, made sure all the equipment worked, built studios in unconventional settings, and more. “It was probably one of the best decisions I made,” he says in an episode of Sports Illustrated’s Full Frame video series. After making sure everything was set up “to help out the photographer get his final vision,” Kinno got to sit back and watch Beck work. So you kind of think, like in your head, the library, that you have all these images that you’ve seen and you try to find that one shot that isn't in that library,” he says.
As Kobe Bryant Goes Into the Hall of Fame, a Photographer Looks Back on Covering Him
In the run-up to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, photographer John W. McDonough got a taste of what it was like trying to stop Lakers star Kobe Bryant. But from the start of Bryant’s NBA career in 1996 to his final game in ’16, McDonough witnessed the five-time champion gash plenty of other foes. John W. McDonough/Sports Illustrated“He was Mr. John W. McDonough/Sports Illustrated“No personality is more popular in China than Bryant,” wrote Alexander Wolff, in SI’s story on what was known as the Redeem Team. While the photographer had only 10 minutes to capture Bryant, McDonough says Bryant was “just excited about the world, excited about life, his projects, all the stuff he was doing.
Drew Brees Asked for Prints of This SI Cover
To see even more from SI's photographers, follow @sifullframe on Instagram. “It was Drew Brees winning the Super Bowl. It was maybe the first season he was [in New Orleans],” Nelson says. Throughout his decorated career, Sports Illustrated has covered Brees, capturing moments from his early years with the Chargers to winning the Super Bowl. You can also order SI's Drew Brees retirement tribute issue here.
2021 PGA Championship photos: Best moments from Phil Mickelson's win
Phil Mickelson made history on Sunday when he became the oldest golfer to ever win a major with his win at the PGA Championship. The scenes at Kiawah Island in South Carolina were incredible, as throngs of fans crowded around the 50-year-old golfer as he played through the final holes of the course and inched closer to history. He finished 6-under par, with Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen tied for second, and the win marked Mickelson's second PGA Championship victory in his career. Below, relive the scenes and best moments from the 2021 PGA Championship, where Mickleson captured a history-making sixth major victory and first since 2013.
WNBA Draft Portraits Reveal ‘Bliss and Joy’ of Life-Changing Night
Photographer Taylor Ballantyne loves the creativity involved in portraiture. And on the night of the 2018 WNBA draft, she was tasked with capturing the event’s participants as they embarked on the start of their professional careers. You can tell they react differently.”Napheesa Collier at the '19 WNBA draft. In addition to photographing the ’18 WNBA draft, she shot the ’19 draft, effectively utilizing the industrial space at Nike’s New York City headquarters to have some of her subjects lean against one of the walls in her set. “There’s such beauty in that power, and it’s like what can we do to bring out their personalities.”Arike Ogunbowale at the '19 WNBA draft.
The Best Places to Photograph Baseball Games: Old Stadiums
Erick W. Rasco/Sports IllustratedLike pitchers prepping for a start, the work of a photographer covering a baseball game often begins hours before first pitch. Erick W. Rasco/Sports IllustratedRasco was assigned an outfield spot while Nelson was locked into a spot near third base, creating holes at first base and above home plate. A remote is then attached to a handheld camera, and when a button is pressed on that camera, the remote cameras are triggered. Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated“It really gives you a much deeper perspective and allows you to tell the story much deeper,” Rasco says. Erick W. Rasco/Sports IllustratedThere are also the architectural features that make Fenway stand out.
These Athletes Were Striking Gold Ahead of the 2000 Sydney Olympics
Jason Kidd Peter Read Miller/Sports IllustratedFor Sports Illustrated’s feature previewing the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the focus couldn’t have shone brighter: gold. So photographer Peter Read Miller chose to shoot athletes painted, head-to-toe, in gold, a manifestation of their ultimate goals. But the different uniforms they wore [made it harder]—like a basketball uniform is one material and a swimsuit is totally different,” Miller says. Inge de Bruijn Peter Read Miller/Sports IllustratedThere were also different types of shoes that needed to be painted, boxing gloves and even a softball bat. Crystl Bustos Peter Read Miller/Sports IllustratedHave questions, comments, or feedback about Sports Illustrated's newsletters?
Covering the U.S. Open From a Paraglider
If you missed last week’s edition on what it takes to cover a men’s U.S. Open golf tournament, you can read it here. Photograph by Donald Miralle/Sports IllustratedAs the leaders made their way to the dramatic 4th hole during the third round of last weekend’s men’s U.S. Open, Donald Miralle was actually leaving the Torrey Pines South Course. “It’s the signature hole, in my opinion, at Torrey Pines,” Miralle says. Photograph by Donald Miralle/Sports IllustratedDown below, a new major champion was going to be crowned. If you can shoot golf well, you can shoot any sport well.”To see more of Miralle’s pictures from Torrey Pines, click here.
Sports Illustrated's Best Photos of Simone Biles
Publish date:Sports Illustrated's Best Photos of Simone BilesFrom training in the gym to competing at the Olympics, Sports Illustrated has been there to capture the gymnast over the course of her illustrious career.
U.S. Open: SI captured the thrill of the men’s championship on and off the course
Fred Vuich/Sports IllustratedSilence fell over Oakmont Country Club as heavy fog settled over the golf course. Four drone batteries later, Vuich captured the iconic bunker from overhead, using a modern technique to illustrate an old game. He first photographed the course at the 1983 men’s U.S. Open as a stringer for the Associated Press and returned in 2007 to shoot the tournament for Sports Illustrated. Photographing the tournament in Pennsylvania felt like a “home field advantage” since he knew the course, shortcuts and people well. “And the Carnegie Science Center, they have this miniature golf course that’s like four or five holes but each hole has some aspect of science in it.
From Seoul to New York With Ben Johnson
Finally, though, the photographer found himself with a day off while covering the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Iacono and a few other photographers went to bed late, at about 3 a.m. Then, a couple of hours later, he heard a knock on his door. (Iacono did get a few more shots of Johnson, he says, after the sprinter posed with the flight attendants later in the flight.) After the Johnson fiasco had seemingly ended, Iacono called his wife, who thought he was still in Seoul. The next morning, Iacono was on a flight to Fairbanks, Alaska, and then back on to Seoul.
Dennis Rodman and the ‘Rare Bird’ SI Cover
John W. McDonough/Sports IllustratedAs John W. McDonough drove to Dennis Rodman’s San Antonio house one Sunday in May 1995, the veteran photographer wasn’t sure what the upcoming shoot would look like. Listen to Pearl Jam over his car speakers to see if he could spark any inspiration and get in the right headspace. “Dennis is a Pearl Jam fan, a hardcore fan. I’m a Pearl Jam fan,” McDonough says. John W. McDonough/Sports IllustratedWhen Rodman encountered the photographer that day, he asked if he could do the shoot naked.
Photographing Motion at the Tokyo Olympics
Competitors dive into the water at the start of the 200m men's butterfly semifinal at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.
For Simone Biles Cover, Photographer Focused on 'Confidence' and 'Command'
The accomplished photographer answered a call from an unknown number asking her to do a Simone Biles cover shoot in Houston. “I think one of the things that’s most impressive about her is that confidence,” Powers says. I think you get that sense of determination and confidence through her eyes, through her face. During the shoot, Powers was hoping to capture both the sense of the athleticism for which Biles has been awarded four Olympic golds and that inner strength that so many find inspiring. It’s really beautiful.”Kate Powers/Sports IllustratedPowers says she’s able to capture that shot and images like it because of how she approaches her shoots.
How Robotic Cameras Helped Capture Olympic Moments
Sign up to follow the Olympics with SI's newest newsletter: Very Olympic Today. “It was pretty cool.”Erick W. Rasco/Sports IllustratedEven though 2016 was the third Games where SI used robotics, there was still a learning curve. “This was not a proven technology,” Rasco says. Robotic cameras are also now used at Super Bowls and World Series, plus nonsports events such as the Academy Awards. We’re going to try to capture something that’s different and unique.”Sign up for our free daily Olympics newsletter: Very Olympic Today.
A Look at Team USA’s Biggest Olympic Names
Amy Van Dyken hugs Dara Torres after the women's 50 meter freestyle at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics. Van Dyken finishes just behind Torres, who captured the bronze medal. Between them, the pair won 18 Olympic medals over the course of their careers.
Photos: Emotion at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Publish date:Triumph and Heartbreak at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic GamesSports Illustrated photographers Simon Bruty, Kohjiro Kinno and Erick W. Rasco captured the highs and lows of the 2020 Olympians as they broke world records, suffered upset losses and collectively won 339 medals.
Picks and Fits at the NBA Draft
Taylor Ballantyne for Sports IllustratedThe NBA draft has turned into a fashion show of sorts. For Taylor Ballantyne, photographing players on draft night is an exciting task. “Because every time I’ve gone to an NBA draft, these kids, their outfits are nuts,” she says. Taylor Ballantyne for Sports IllustratedAs another generation prepares to hear their names called in the ’21 NBA draft Thursday night, they will enter the league at a time when players are increasingly comfortable highlighting their individuality. “It’s so cool with this generational shift that they’re getting the chance to explore and get creative with how they choose to present themselves.”For more NBA draft coverage, visit SI.com/nba.
Corn Was the Photographic MVP of ‘Field of Dreams’ Game
David E. Klutho/Sports IllustratedThe Field of Dreams game played last week between the Yankees and White Sox in ??Dyersville, Iowa, “featured a Hollywood ending,” wrote Sports Illustrated’s Nick Selbe. Someone’s always going to be in your way.”For example, Klutho knew that the players would make a dramatic entrance onto the field from the corn behind the outfield wall before the game started. Instead, Klutho had to stay higher and shoot down on the players to capture them walking out to the field from the corn. It proved to be a memorable night for baseball, wrote SI’s Tom Verducci. “The setting was so perfect, the game so entertaining and the demand for tickets so great that the Field of Dreams game should become a tentpole game for the sport,” he wrote.
Q&A With Photographers in Tokyo
To see even more from SI’s photographers, follow @sifullframe on Instagram. Simon Bruty/Sports IllustratedEvery day during the Olympics, Sports Illustrated’s team of photographers in Tokyo are capturing some of the biggest moments of the Games. Protocols aimed to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed how photographers cover the events themselves. Even so, there have been lasting images made in Tokyo. Simon Bruty/Sports IllustratedSI: What are you most looking forward to covering before you leave Tokyo?
Leading Off: Minor League Baseball Is Back
For more than a year, minor league stadiums hosted drive-in movies, wine and beer tastings, pop-up golf courses (regular and disc) and vaccination drives—everything, it seemed, but actual minor league games. Chris Keane/Sports Illustrated The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp visited Durham, N.C., for the Durham Bulls' home opener May 11. Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated The Somerset Patriots play against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, N.H., on May 12. Chris Keane/Sports Illustrated Wander Franco of the Durham Bulls in action at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on May 11. Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated The Somerset Patriots play against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, N.H., on May 12.
SI Full Frame: The Cage
When playing pickup games at “The Cage” on West 4th Street in Manhattan, nothing about the experience is normal. It’s a place where bringing your “A” game and being physical are an understatement. Located in Greenwich Village, a 20-foot chain-link fence surrounds a smaller than normal basketball court where people come to see ankles broken in crossovers, jaw-dropping dunks, unbelievable Eurosteps and fast-paced action in which the crowd gets involved to let players know they got schooled. This streetball destination is where some of the greatest raw hoopers have earned their stripes, where current and former NBA players and celebrities like Stephon Marbury, Anthony Mason, Dwight Howard and Spike Lee have graced the court with their presence. But, the iconic court is also the home for the Kenny Graham West 4th Street Classic, where high-school-aged boys and girls showcase their skills in a series of summer games in the heart of Manhattan.
John Iacono’s Tiger Tale
Coming to your inbox weekly, it highlights the stories and personalities behind some of SI's photography. To see even more from SI's photographers, follow @sifullframe on Instagram. “They were like two punch-drunk fighters,” Iacono recalls. After hearing the exorbitant cost of the canine, Iacono cracked an off-color joke that Foreman didn’t particularly care for. “The dog, the tiger, everyone was going after me,” Iacono says, laughing.
Turning Reggie Bush Into an Oscar
Peter Read Miller/Sports IllustratedDuring Reggie Bush’s three seasons playing running back for USC, he and his teammates became stars. Reggie Bush body paint“I had known Reggie for a number of stories,” Miller says. Reggie Bush gold paintAside from Bush himself, they also had to make props to mimic the award as closely as possible. Peter Read Miller/Sports Illustrated“He was pulling in pieces all the time,” he says. That’s pretty obvious.’ ”As for what became of the sword, Miller brought it home with him.
Dak Prescott Smiles at His Scars
Le Brecht II was down on his stomach, lying on the turf of the practice field at Dak Prescott’s home. “You only have a few seconds to connect with an athlete,” Le Brecht says about his shoot with Prescott. “It’s how you deliver that question,” Le Brecht says about asking Prescott to photograph his scars. And, right away, she says, Dak Prescott! That was really, really cool,” he says.
In Hockey, ‘If You Saw It, You Missed It’
If you missed last week’s edition on shooting Dak Prescott and his scars, you can find it here. When it got to the conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the NHL staggered games every day. David E. Klutho/Sports IllustratedOne of the biggest changes Klutho says he’s seen over his years covering hockey is in how the Stanley Cup is celebrated by the winning franchise. In hockey, the best pictures aren’t usually of the goalie.”David E. Klutho/Sports IllustratedThe first challenge is the limited vantage points. David E. Klutho/Sports Illustrated“Once I started doing this regularly, especially hockey, I would find myself shooting automatically,” Klutho says.
Tiger’s 25 Years As a Pro, Captured in SI
Fred Vuich/Sports IllustratedIt was 25 years ago last weekend when Tiger Woods made his debut as a full-fledged professional golfer. That first tournament ended with Woods finishing tied for 60th, firing a hole in one and earning his first pro check for $2,544. John Biever/Sports IllustratedEven before that tournament Woods could find himself in SI and, of course, numerous times afterward. He says that the emotion captured within it resonates with so many people, making it an iconic image and SI cover of Woods. Woods would go on to win the tournament the next day, the last major Woods had won before an 11-year drought ended with the 2019 Masters.
Classic photos of Tiger Woods
Publish date:Sports Illustrated’s Greatest Pictures of Tiger WoodsAug. 29 marks the 25th anniversary of Tiger Woods’s professional debut. Sports Illustrated takes a look at his career so far.
For Hidden Gems Package, David E. Klutho Didn’t Know What to Expect
The Hidden Gems package features seldom-told stories of the places where sports are played in America that don’t always get the headlines. “They aren’t always easy to find, these hidden gems,” the introduction to the package reads. … None of them were like that.”Klutho’s assignment was to photograph these hidden gems by giving “the impression of how the event is handled in the venue,” he says. But sometimes, nature provides its own hidden gems. For more images from the Hidden Gems series, visit this photo gallery.
Hidden Gems: Photos of sports wonders around the country
Publish date:Far Afield: Photos of Hidden Gems Across the United StatesAmerica is full of sports wonders. There are the Fenway Parks and Lambeau Fields, of course, the standard destinations on any fan’s bucket list. They aren’t always easy to find, these hidden gems. But as it turns out, there's nothing like feeling the magic of sports in places you'd least expect. Sports Illustrated photographers traveled across the country to capture some of these local masterpieces.
A Famous LeBron James Cover Made Dreams Come True
Le Brecht II’s dreams centered on imagery. One day, a woman came up to Le Brecht, telling him that she had to get her son over for a portrait. Six months later, the editor asked Le Brecht to go to Akron and shoot James. And LeBron was really focused and he still is.”LEBRECHTMEDIA/Sports IllustratedSoon afterward, Le Brecht was off to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics. In the story accompanying Le Brecht’s photos, writer Grant Wahl observed that James had “an ersatz SI cover featuring his photograph” in his apartment.
Max Scherzer won't start for Dodgers vs. Braves in NLCS Game 6
Dodgers ace Max Scherzer, slated to start Saturday's crucial Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Braves, won't make the start, per reports. Scherzer has pitched just one game this series, throwing 4.1 innings (and just 79 pitches) and allowing 2 earned runs in Game 2 last Sunday. The eight-time All-Star made two appearances in the National League Divisional Series against the Padres, including a one-inning save in which he threw 13 pitches just three days before his NLCS start. After a blowout win in Los Angeles in Game 5, the Dodgers will enter their second consecutive elimination game as they travel to Atlanta trailing 3–2. More MLB Coverage:• The Strike Zone Isn’t the Problem• The Complete Chaos of the Championship Series• Framber Valdez's Sinkers Push Boston to the Brink of Elimination• Rookie Garrett Whitlock Emerging as Lockdown Red Sox Reliever
ALCS: How Astros' Baker, Strom and Maldonado beat the Red Sox to reach World Series
Asked to explain the whiplash-inducing turn to the series, Boston manager Alex Cora said, “Brent Strom and Martín Maldonado. Yet as noted by Cora, the former Astros bench coach, Maldonado impacted the outcome of the series as much as anyone. Strom, Baker and Maldonado are where you must begin when explaining how the Astros stole this series from Boston. But with two outs in the sixth, in a 1–0 game, Garcia allowed a ringing triple to Kiké Hernández. It is about Baker, Strom and Maldonado.
76ers' Joel Embiid on Ben Simmons: 'He's still our brother'
While the feud between Ben Simmons and the 76ers has been public and messy, the three-time All-Star's teammates still want him to have the support of the Philadelphia fans. Before the 76ers' home opener against the Nets on Friday, superstar center Joel Embiid addressed the Philly faithful, including a brief message on the Simmons debacle. "I urge you guys to continue to support us and our teammate Ben, cause he's still our brother." Just days ago, Embiid was dismissive of Simmons's situation, telling reporters, "we don't get paid to come out here and try to babysit somebody." With Morey's patience and his team seemingly backing him, we may not have seen the last of Ben Simmons in Philadelphia.
NBA Potluck Season Preview Extravaganza (Eastern Conference) | The Crossover
The Ben Simmons situation in Philadelphia has officially gone nuclear. The Sixers suspending Ben Simmons on Tuesday for conduct detrimental to the team. Chris Herring: I guess it's actually me being surprised that Ben Simmons wasn't opting out of an offensive drill as opposed to a defensive one. It's; I'm going to stay away, I'm not going to talk to anybody, I'm not going to show up to a meeting, I'm going to surprise show up, I'm going to attend practice, I'm going to be a jackass in practice, I'm going to have my phone. He's going full, Andrew Bynum, he's throwing everything that he can throw at the Sixers.
Astros punch World Series ticket in Game 6 win vs. Red Sox
In front of its fans, Houston secured the American League pennant and its third World Series appearance in the last five seasons on Friday. The Astros have punched their ticket to the World Series. In front of a home crowd, Houston secured the American League pennant and its fourth World Series appearance in franchise history after a 5–0 win over the Red Sox on Friday in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. This is the Astros' third World Series appearance in the last five seasons, and first since their cheating scheme came to light in November 2019. The scandal led many to believe that their 2017 World Series win over the Dodgers was tainted.
Tabletop RPG Workers Say Their Jobs Are No Fantasy
Like the video game industry, the tabletop RPG industry is built on the passion of hobbyists starry-eyed about receiving W-2s from their favorite escapist outlet. Sixteen current and former workers across several TTRPG publishers who spoke to WIRED say that, in the industry of fantasy games, signing your contract might be where the fantasy ends. Paizo employees say they are waiting for the company to voluntarily recognize the union. The company has not publicly responded to its employees’ union drive, nor has it directly addressed any of the allegations made on Twitter. In fact, Wizards of the Coast and Paizo are among the few, if not the only, companies employing over 50 full-time workers devoted to TTRPGs, current employees of those companies say.
7 Early Black Friday TV Deals to Help You Cozy Up This Fall
Be sure to check out our TV-related buying guides, including the Best TVs, Best Soundbars, and Best Streaming Players. The 5-Series is the best TV under $500. I also like the center pedestal stand, which allows the giant TV to fit on standard-size TV consoles. This is Samsung's 4K flagship, and it's an astonishingly good-looking TV (8/10, WIRED Recommends). Mini LED backlighting combines with the company's Neo QLED quantum dot technology to make it the best screen we've seen in bright rooms (and one of the best we've seen in dark ones).
Production company on Alec Baldwin film launching internal review after fatal shooting
Baldwin was told the gun being used as a prop was safe before he discharged it, according to law enforcement officials. The production company behind the Western film Rust said it was launching an internal review after star and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a firearm that was being used as a prop and fatally shot the cinematographer and also injured the director. We will continue to cooperate with the Santa Fe authorities in their investigation and offer mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time." The deadly incident occurred Thursday afternoon at the Bonanza Creek Ranch set in Santa Fe, N.M., according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department. Rust set, Alec Baldwin The Santa Fe set of 'Rust' (inset: Alec Baldwin) | Credit: Sam Wasson/Getty Images; Inset: Mark Sagliocco/Getty ImagesNo charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing.
Paul Walker's daughter Meadow marries Louis Thornton-Allan
Meadow Walker and Louis Thornton-Allan confirmed their relationship in July and a month later revealed they were engaged. Paul Walker's daughter Meadow is married, and her godfather Vin Diesel walked her down the aisleMeadow Walker is officially married! The model and daughter of the late Paul Walker tied the knot to fiancé Louis Thornton-Allan on a beach in the Dominican Republic earlier this month. In the video, Meadow and Thornton-Allan hop into a white car while posing for wedding photographs. Meadow told Vogue the pandemic "impacted our plans" when it came to planning their nuptials.
The Week in 'Wives: A RHOSLC setup, RHOP sympathy, and RHOBH solo
It was a jam-packed week on the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, where Mary and Jennie both showed signs of marital struggle, and Lisa might have made a reality TV misstep. And finally, on the Real Housewives of Potomac, the group trip gone wrong starts to go slightly right, but Gordon isn't about to let things stay calm for long. Here are the best, worst, and wildest moments from this week in 'wives! HIGH POINT: Let's be friends, RHOPOne of the great things about watching RHOP is that everyone at least seems to want to like each other. RHOSLCThe delicious absurdity of caterer-gate continued as Whitney, Lisa, and their husbands met up for a double date at a notably far-off destination, where things took a turn.
The Rookie bans 'live' weapons on set after fatal shooting on Alec Baldwin film
The showrunner of The Boys also pledged not to use guns with blanks on any of his sets again. EW has confirmed that the series has banned "live" weapons on set, effective immediately, in the wake of the fatal shooting accident on the Santa Fe set of Alec Baldwin film Rust. Showrunner Alexi Hawley announced the change in a memo that went out to all cast and crew Friday. "The tragic events in New Mexico yesterday have shaken us all, and our hearts go out to the friends and family of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza," he wrote. "Sending love to Halyna Hutchins' family, @JensenAckles, cast & crew of 'Rust.'
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Molly-Mae on why she and boyfriend Tommy hardly see each other
Former Love Islander Molly-Mae Hague has opened up to fans about why she and boyfriend Tommy Fury hardly see each other, despite living together. When asked by a fan what's on her wish list, Molly answered: "To spend more time with my boyfriend." Even though the couple live together at their luxury Cheshire apartment, Molly-Mae says she still misses her boxer boyfriend a lot, but added that "missing him makes the time we do spend together more special." Earlier this year, Molly-Mae was forced to deny rumours the couple had split after fans speculated why we hadn't seen much of Tommy on her socials. Molly-Mae then went on to add "I can't believe that people think if it's not on social media, it's not happening.
All the Intel on Shanae Ankney?, 'The Bachelor's Alleged New "Villain"
And he's in the midst of filming, which means we have a ton of spoilers—including intel on who the "villain" of the season is. According to Reality Steve, Shanae Ankney is "this season's villain," which means she'll likely get a lot of screen time during Clayton's upcoming season. So yes, the time has come to get to know Shanae better. pic.twitter.com/vITYanUZ8m — RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) October 20, 2021Anyway, there are multiple videos of the date, so enjoy being spoiled! FYI that Reality Steve also posted a note about Shanae's "villain" status, saying, "Why Shanae is the villain and the things she did will be shared later.
Canada’s Drag Race recap, season 2 episode 2
Canada’s Drag Race Under the Big Top Season 2 Episode 2 Editor’s Rating 4 stars * * * * « Previous Next Photo: WOW! Here’s the funny, obvious thing about Drag Race: When the show casts entertaining performers, and they’re given good material, the show is good. Earlier this year, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 and U.K. For the first 15 minutes of this week’s episode, I wasn’t sure what kind of season this was shaping up to be yet. The way Canada’s Drag Race films its dance rehearsals is frankly cinematic, giving Center Stage.
Grace Freud Is One of Only 10 Gay People Left on Earth
Thanks to COVID-19, comedians are trapped at home like the rest of us, so we decided we would do something a little different from our usual “Follow Friday” column while we’re all isolating. Instead of interviewing up-and-coming comedians we love on Twitter, we’re going live on Instagram every week to check in with some of our favorite people in comedy to get a firsthand look at how they’re handling the pandemic. And she told us the heartwarming story of how she met her best friend: “April comes from a very rich family, and once every year, her dad acquires someone to do a Most Dangerous Game with. So they acquired me when I was like 11 or so and hunted me on their island off the coast of Washington. April found me first, and we became fast friends.”You can find Grace Freud on Twitter at @GraceGFreud.
Elon Musk Fans Bullied a Transportation Official Off Twitter
But this week, Tesla fanboys succeeded in bullying a public official off a social media platform. Highly respected auto industry safety expert Missy Cummings was named a top federal transportation adviser on Tuesday — and by Friday she had deleted her Twitter account. As a woman transportation reporter who has been viciously trolled by Tesla fans for my stories — including, I’m sure, this one — this is a frighteningly familiar tale. And at least one senior federal transportation official pledged public support for Cummings on Twitter today. This morning, National Transportation Safety Board chair Jennifer Homendy posted an “anthem of strength” for her fellow safety advocates: a video of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers singing “I Won’t Back Down.”
Remembering the ‘Tireless’ Halyna Hutchins, a Rising Cinematography Star
Halyna Hutchins on the set of Archenemy. “??She always had so many ideas about how to make something look cooler, how to make it look better, how to make it more interesting,” says Eli Lipnik, producer of The Mad Hatter. They didn’t have produce in the Arctic so her mom would make her eat caviar for protein.”Halyna Hutchins on the set of The Mad Hatter in 2019. Photo: Courtesy of Swen StudiosAccording to Devaney, Hutchins deliberately sidestepped any focus on her gender despite being an outlier in a quadrant of the filmmaking world that is still overwhelmingly dominated by men. And they’re told, If you don’t like it, don’t work in film.
Hayden Christensen Is Reprising His Role As Anakin Skywalker
Hayden Christensen is returning to his role as Anakin Skywalker in the live-action series Ahsoka, according to THR. There’s been no word yet on how exactly Skywalker will be coming back, and whether he’ll be appearing before or after his Darth Vader–ification. The show is one of several projects coming to the Star Wars canon, including an anime anthology series, an animated series, and a Boba Fett spinoff. And of course, there’s the Obi-Wan prequel series — for which Christensen is also returning. May the Force be with every Star Wars fan who’s trying to keep up.
Ryan Gosling Will Play the Ken to Margot Robbie’s Barbie
According to Deadline, Ryan Gosling is in final talks to play Ken in the long-awaited Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie. The Warner Bros. film will be directed by Greta Gerwig, who is also set to co-write the script with Noah Baumbach. Gosling has kept busy, starring as Neil Armstrong in First Man and as K in Blade Runner 2049. In fact, Gosling reportedly turned down the boy toy role at first because he didn’t have time. Welcome to the Barbie world!
‘She Was Just Brilliant’: Filmmaker Pays Tribute to Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
After graduation, she channeled her curiosity and nose for a good story into documentary filmmaking, securing work with a British production company. “She was just brilliant, someone everyone admired,” says Hutchins’ close friend Rachel Mason, director and writer of the Emmy-nominated 2019 documentary, Circus of Books. Mason says her friend was “so excited” about the movie, a Western also starring Jensen Ackles and Frances Fisher. The film was one of five projects in development that Hutchins was a part of, including another feature-length film called Beneath, a sci-fi thriller starring Terrence Howard. “She was an incredible mom and role model to all the other women in this industry,” says Mason, whose son was close friends with Hutchins’ son.
Peter Scolari, Girls and Bosom Buddies Star, Has Died
Over the course of his 43-year career, Scolari took on a wide range of roles. “So sad to hear of the loss of the versatile Peter Scolari,” Mark Hamill tweeted. pic.twitter.com/7AaERU2Rup — Robert King (@RKing618) October 22, 2021It always felt like Peter Scolari found new ways to wear the priest wardrobe for comic effect. So sad to hear of the loss of the versatile Peter Scolari. #GoneTooSoon ? pic.twitter.com/YSia6KO5a9 — Mark Hamill (Mar?) (@HamillHimself) October 22, 2021Sad to see the news that Peter Scolari lost his battle with cancer.
Hollywood on the Hudson Sees Rise in Productions
While the region has long attracted filmmakers, Hollywood on the Hudson has never quite arrived. “The good news is that those productions spend enormous amounts of money,” HVFC director Laurent Rejto says. We decided to relocate to the Hudson Valley and, miraculously, between Westchester and Albany, we found the whole show.”Challenges remain, particularly in local studio space, but that’s changing rapidly. Three crews deep: that would be the goal.”As TV productions eclipse film, and new COVID rules bust independent budgets, local concerns remain. Now we mostly work with HBO and Hulu.”Urging big companies to tap local talent, Hudson Valley casting director Heidi Ecklund says: “We’ll save you money and deliver amazing actors.
Giuliani Ally Lev Parnas Guilty of Campaign Finance Crimes
A Manhattan jury took less than six hours of deliberation to return guilty verdicts on all six counts Parnas faced. Parnas and Fruman were arrested by the FBI in 2019 while attempting to leave the country. Fruman pleaded guilty last month to solicitation of a contribution by a foreign national. Another co-conspirator, Parnas’s co-defendant Andrey Kukushkin, was also found guilty on Friday of two counts related to the scheme. Parnas faces another trial for allegedly defrauding investors using a fake company called — no joke — Fraud Guarantee.
Moments Before ‘Rust’ Shooting, Alec Baldwin Was Told His Gun Did Not Contain Live Rounds, Police Say
Court documents and a call sheet offer a detailed account of the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins. The fatal shooting occurred during a rehearsal. The AD shouted “cold gun,” a signal understood to those on set to mean the gun did not contain ammunition. After the shooting, the armorer took possession of the gun Baldwin fired, along with a spent casing. Multiple reports published Friday paint a picture of a production that was deeply troubled ahead of the fatal shooting.
Couple Who Tore Down Beloved Hamptons Landmark Buys $21 Million New Build
They buy a $21 million house as a temporary weekend place, while they continue to argue with the Southampton Village Board of Architectural Review & Historic Preservation about their plans to build a “grand house” on the site of the storied, historic mansion they tore down a couple years ago. There’s 1.8 acres of land and a 15,352-square-foot mansion with 10 bedrooms and 14.5 bathrooms. What the couple tore down was described in a former listing thus: “An heirloom American Art Deco majestic jewel estate [that] has reigned in Southampton for nearly a century. It was Paley who added the swimming pool, pool house, and reflecting pools. In the Sotheby’s auction of the Browns’ Four Fountains furnishings, legendary interior designer Albert Hadley wrote, “Four Fountains was a unique architectural example of American Art Deco Design.”
Why Does the Dune Worm Look Like … That?
I suppose, in a way, the movie has indeed executed his vision: This butthole-shaped worm does threaten to overwhelm my consciousness. Another man who’s never visited Dune is David Lynch, whose 1984 adaptation of Dune imagined the worm like so:Photo: Universal PicturesStill not so anal, though I can see it inching toward that territory. So why does the new Dune worm look like this? First there are the worm’s teeth, which are those long filaments reaching toward the center. Because they can bend, the worm’s teeth are curving inward in the shot, which I suspect contributes to the holey appearance.
76ers taking big Ben Simmons risk that Nets shut down with Kyrie Irving
The Nets’ Kyrie Irving is out because he has steadfastly refused to get vaccinated for COVID-19, and the 76ers’ Ben Simmons isn’t playing because he got in his feelings when his employer asked him to work on his craft. That’s the lesson the Nets quickly learned with Irving that the 76ers haven’t figured out yet. That [Irving] situation is so different than this situation,” 76ers head coach Doc Rivers said before the Nets’ 114-109 victory. “Unless Ben Simmons is traded for a difference-maker, we’re in the prime of Joel’s career. We have to get back either Ben Simmons playing well for us, who helps us win the championship, or we have to get back a difference-maker for Ben Simmons.
Giants’ Dante Pettis could see some time as a returner
Dante Pettis had a hunch that he might get elevated from the Giants’ practice squad at some point, given the injuries that had piled up for the team at wide receiver, but he wasn’t sure when that would happen. But last Saturday, the day before the Giants’ hosted the Rams, Pettis joined the active roster for his first appearance in a game this season. Dante Pettis Robert Sabo“Getting back there again is fun just to be able to be with the returners and catch a few punts, kickoffs, whatever it is,” Pettis said after practice Friday. Pettis finished with 90 punt returns for 1,274 total yards, including a long of 89 yards his sophomore season. Head coach Joe Judge said on Friday the Giants need to factor their field position and the scheme that’s called into punt returns — and who the punt returner is.
Knicks’ Julius Randle hit with technical during garbage time in blowout
ORLANDO, Fla. — James Dolan should probably pay Julius Randle’s fine of $15,000 for tossing the ball into the stands after the Knicks’ season-opening victory Wednesday. Randle probably shouldn’t have been in the game with the Knicks up 28 points after he played 46 minutes in the double-overtime victory Wednesday, but Thibodeau is going to Thibodeau. Randle had just banked in a 3-pointer to put the Knicks up 31, laughed on the way downcourt, then stole the ball on the other end. Julius Randle drives on Wendell Carter during the Knicks’ 121-96 win over the Magic. It’s a hard foul.
Israel moves to ban six Palestinian rights groups it accuses of terrorism, prompting international outrage
Friday’s announcement was not the first time Israel has pressured rights advocates. In 2019, the country’s Supreme Court allowed the government to expel Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch. Shakir had been accused of supporting the boycotts, divestments and sanctions movement, which its critics have called anti-semitic. He says that he did not advocate for the BDS campaign in his HRW capacity.
Kamala Harris going to Europe next month; no plans for US-Mexico border return
Bon voyage, Madame Vice President. Kamala Harris has no plans to return to the U.S.-Mexico border region anytime soon, she said Friday in New York City – but she will be jetting off to Europe next month. HECKLER INTERRUPTS KAMALA HARRIS SPEECH IN BRONX, GETS ESCORTED OUT"I don’t have any [plans] at this moment, no," Harris said about a possible trip to the border, according to the New York Post. Harris responded to NBC’s Lester Holt in a TV interview in June, prior to her brief Texas visit, after Holt asked her if she planned to tour the border anytime soon. But it appears she will be traveling to Europe before making a second visit to the border.
Muhammad Ali's grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, carries the torch for the legendary boxing name
(CNN) Nico Ali Walsh used to wear a jacket to cover the tattoo on his forearm to avoid drawing attention to it. Ali Walsh punches Jordan Weeks during their fight. Ali Walsh visits with boxing promoter Bob Arum and poses in front of a photo of his grandfather. Ali Walsh trains at the Top Rank gym in Las Vegas, Nevada with SugarHill Steward. Outside of the ring, Ali wasn't afraid to stand up for what he believed in, even if there were consequences, a trait that has been passed on to Walsh.
Chess players withdraw from Grand Swiss amid Latvia Covid-19 lockdown
(CNN) Some of the world's leading chess players have withdrawn from next week's Grand Swiss tournament in Riga, Latvia, citing health concerns after the country entered into a four-week long lockdown due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. The country has been struggling with the spike of Covid-19 cases and low vaccination rates since the beginning of October. However, a statement released by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) announced that the Grand Swiss and Women's Grand Swiss tournaments have been permitted to go ahead by the Latvian government after it approved international top-level sports events to be held during the month-long lockdown. Nakamura ponders his next move during a rapid chess game at the Open World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Moscow on December 28, 2019. This list includes a total of 30 events, including the Grand Swiss, the Tal Memorial -- another chess tournament in honor of the legendary Latvian player Mikhail Tal -- and basketball events.
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets net zero emissions by 2060
The crown prince of Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that the world's top oil exporter aims to reach zero-net emissions by 2060 and more than doubled its annual target to reduce carbon emissions to almost 280 million metric tons. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was speaking in recorded remarks at the Saudi Green Initiative, which comes ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26, in Glasgow from Oct. 31 - Nov. 12, that hopes to agree on deeper emissions cuts to tackle global warming. "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aims to reach zero-net emissions by 2060 under its circular carbon economy program in accordance with the kingdom's development plan ... while maintaining the kingdom's leading role in strengthening security and stability of global oil markets," Prince Mohammed said. Riyadh, a signatory to the Paris climate pact, on Saturday set out details of its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) - goals for individual states under global efforts to prevent average global temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Minneapolis officer charged in crash that killed innocent driver during pursuit
A Minneapolis police officer who killed an innocent driver during a July pursuit has been criminally charged, prosecutors said Friday. Freeman called it "culpable and gross negligence" that ended in the death of driver Leneal Frazier, 40. "That's tragic, that’s criminal, that's why we charged," Freeman said. The criminal complaint says that right before entering the intersection, the officer's speed was around 90 mph. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey promised a review of the police pursuit policy after Frazier was killed.
Pragmatic approach needed for climate action, oil and gas remain important, says ADNOC CEO
Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Group CEO poses during an interview, at the ADNOC headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Satish KumarRIYADH, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) Chief Executive Sultan al-Jaber on Saturday stressed the importance of oil and gas in meeting energy requirements and said climate action should not be an economic burden on developing nations. Jaber, who is also the United Arab Emirates' minister of industry and advanced technology, told the Saudi Green Initiative that the world had "sleepwalked" into a supply crunch after a "serious" reduction in investment in hydrocarbons in the past 7-8 years. He said a "one size fits all approach" will not work in global efforts to tackle climate change, calling for pragmatism. Reporting by Yousef Saba and Saeed Azhar in Riyadh, Marwa Rashad in London and Maher Chmaytelli in Dubai Writing by Ghaida GhantousOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Today in History
Today in HistoryToday is Saturday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2021. Texas country singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, who wrote the pop song “Mr. Today’s Birthdays: Movie director Philip Kaufman is 85. Rock musician Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) is 55. Rock singer Matthew Shultz (Cage the Elephant) is 38.
Friday Sports in Brief
The Astros advanced to the World Series for the third time in five seasons. Manager Dusty Baker’s team will open the World Series on Tuesday night, either at Dodger Stadium or home against Atlanta. The Braves lead Los Angeles 3-2 in the NL Championship Series going into Game 6 Saturday night. HORSE RACINGLOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin is a winner even before the college basketball season starts next month. A 3-year-old filly co-owned by Cronin won the $63,000 feature at Santa Anita by three-quarters of a length on Friday.
Paulo Costa fined 20 percent of purse after UFC Fight Night 196 bout switched to catchweight
Associated PressMost NFL teams who are chosen to play in London take the following week off, a perk that gives minds and bodies a needed break after enduring two intercontinental flights that come in the span of three or four days. “I think we want to get back out there,” Dolphins coach Brian Flores said. — by a 23-20 loss to a Jacksonville team that had dropped 20 consecutive games was not something that would have been enjoyable.
Video: Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori make weight for revised UFC Fight Night 196 main event
LAS VEGAS – Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori is finally official after multiple weight class changes ahead of UFC Fight Night 196. Fight week began with Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Vettori (17-5-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) scheduled as a middleweight contest. Both men stepped on the scale Friday morning at UFC Fight Night 196 weigh-ins, and were able to hit the revised weight. Marvin Vettori (204) makes the revised main event weight and his fight with Paulo Costa (204.5) is now OFFICIAL.#UFCVegas41 | Full story: https://t.co/UBLn9TEQbD pic.twitter.com/wNRHooTFhQ — MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) October 22, 2021Watch the video above to see Costa and Vettori weigh in for UFC Fight Night 196 after a whirlwind leading up to Friday morning. UFC Fight Night 196 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors
A Sri Lankan school student receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Sri Lanka is vaccinating 18- and 19-year-olds against the coronavirus as it expands the shots to students. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)A Sri Lankan school student receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Sri Lanka is vaccinating 18- and 19-year-olds against the coronavirus as it expands the shots to students. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by the elderly as the island nation gears up to further ease COVID-19 restrictions.
Commentary: MLB's worst team didn't want him. Now, Evan Phillips is the Dodgers' unsung hero
Evan Phillips was eating his dinner Thursday afternoon when Josh Bard, the Dodgers’ bullpen coach, stopped by to talk. Phillips was one of seven pitchers claimed on waivers this season, in the service of organizational depth and roster churn. Of the seven pitchers the Dodgers claimed, four never pitched for the team. Maybe they wanted to get looks at other players.”The Tampa Bay Rays claimed Phillips on waivers and gave him a one-game look. Until the Dodgers claimed him, he never had set foot inside Dodger Stadium.
Retirement Planning? Don’t Forget to Review Plans for Special Needs Children.
Beneficiary designationsChildren with special needs who receive Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income can’t have more than $2,000 of assets in their name. Money should never be left directly to the child who has special needs, but rather it should be left to the child through a legal vehicle known as a special needs trust. It’s also a good time to review how a special needs trust is being funded. Advisors used to recommend against naming the special needs trust as a beneficiary of a traditional IRA or other qualified retirement plan. Life insurance is another planning tool that is often used to fund a child’s special needs trust.
COVID-19 deaths in Russia hit record for fifth straight day as lockdown looms
ReutersPhilippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he took full responsibility for the bloody war on drugs that has killed thousands of people, but maintained he will never be tried by an international court. "If there is any person who is going to prison, it would be me," Duterte said in a speech during an event held by the government's counter-insurgency task force. Duterte spoke a day after the justice ministry said it will review thousands of killings https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippines-review-thousands-drugs-war-killings-if-time-justice-minister-2021-10-20 in the five-year-old campaign after releasing details of a first batch of cases that indicated foul play in dozens of deadly police operations.
Why Snap Shares Are Tumbling Today
Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) is trading significantly lower Friday after the company announced worse-than-expected third-quarter revenue results and issued fourth-quarter guidance below estimates. Snap reported quarterly adjusted earnings of 17 cents per share, which beat the estimate of 8 cents per share. JMP Securities analyst Andrew Boone maintained Snap with a Market Outperform rating and lowered the price target from $94 to $82. SNAP Price Action: Snap has traded as high as $83.34 and as low as $34.52 over a 52-week period. Latest Ratings for SNAPOct 2021 Oppenheimer Maintains Outperform Oct 2021 RBC Capital Maintains Outperform Oct 2021 Credit Suisse Maintains OutperformView More Analyst Ratings for SNAPView the Latest Analyst RatingsSee more from Benzinga© 2021 Benzinga.com.
Why Pinterest Shares Are Falling Today
Snap reported quarterly adjusted earnings of 17 cents per share, which beat the estimate of 8 cents per share. The company reported quarterly revenue of $1.07 billion, which came in below the estimate of $1.1 billion. Snap expects fourth-quarter revenue to be in a range of $1.165 billion to $1.205 billion versus the estimate of $1.36 billion. The company said advertising revenue was negatively impacted by Apple Inc's (NASDAQ: AAPL) privacy changes surrounding advertising on mobile apps. See Also: BofA On PayPal's Potential Pinterest BuyoutPINS Price Action: Pinterest has traded as high as $89.90 and as low as $48.29 over a 52-week period.
Dear Abby: Before we could tell the family, it was all over the internet
DEAR ABBY: Can you help to illuminate people on what is proper etiquette after the passing of a loved one? We barely had time to react, let alone inform all our family members. Imagine finding out a loved one passed away from a non-family member’s social media posting. Related Articles Dear Abby: I can’t accept his mocking me as just ‘his sense of humor’Dear Abby: I found the ring my boyfriend bought! I am sure that feelings are raw because people are hurting, but please realize that because of social media, news travels like wildfire.
Intel's Earnings and Guidance Feature More Good News Than Bad for Chip Stocks
Issued mixed Q4 guidance (revenue guidance is slightly above consensus, but EPS is below due to gross margin pressures). Reported better-than-expected sales for its PC CPU division (the Client Computing Group, or CCG), but also forecast CCG's sales would be roughly flat sequentially in Q4. Reported healthy sales growth for its Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) and Mobileye ADAS vision processor unit, thanks to both good demand and favorable comps. Q4 sales guidance implies a 3% annual revenue decline, while 2022 sales guidance implies sales will be up just 1% or so, after only rising 1% in 2021. Intel's Q3 PC CPU division performance.
Miss Manners: I can feel the shellfish in the air tonight. Oh lord.
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have developed an allergy to shellfish, and it appears that my reactions to it are increasing. Miss Manners: I am planning to perform the ultimate social snub. Miss Manners: Should I pretend I never saw this insulting email? GENTLE READER: Normally, Miss Manners asks her Gentle Readers to refrain from discussing their allergies and food restrictions except when specifically asked. Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, www.missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.
Richmond neighbors: Obituaries for October 23
MATHEWS, Mr. Bill E., lost his long battle on Thursday, October 14, 2021. He joins his wife, Merle Mathews, where we know they are fishing on …
Major oil producer Saudi Arabia announces net-zero by 2060
The kingdom’s oil and gas exports form the backbone of its economy, despite efforts to diversify away from reliance on fossil fuels for revenue. The global summit COP26 starting Oct. 31 will draw heads of state from across the world to try and tackle global warming and its challenges. It is being described as “the world’s last best chance ” to prevent global warming from reaching dangerous levels. Leaked documents first reported by the BBC emerged Thursday showing how Saudi Arabia and other countries, including Australia, Brazil and Japan, are apparently trying to water down an upcoming U.N. science panel report on global warming. The documents are purportedly evidence of the way in which some governments’ public support for climate action is undermined by their efforts behind closed doors.
Covid live news: FDA says benefits outweigh risks for Pfizer jab for children; vaccine rollout means no more lockdowns, says Sunak
09:09Health officials should have known about major failings at a private Covid testing lab within days of the problem arising, rather than taking weeks to shut down operations at the site, senior scientists say. The affected swabs were processed from 2 September, but neither Immensa’s own quality control processes nor oversight from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) raised the alarm before concerned members of the public complained, triggering a formal investigation. “In the long list of Covid disasters and scandals, this is pretty near the top,” said Alan McNally, a professor in microbial evolutionary genomics at the University of Birmingham, who helped set up the Lighthouse Covid testing lab at Milton Keynes. He said:You shouldn’t be relying on anecdotal reports to spot a problem of this size. The UKHSA suspended work at the Immensa lab on 12 October, at least three weeks after academics and others raised concerns about discrepancies in regional Covid test data.
Groundbreaking legal judgement sanctioning prostitution in UK overturned by Government
A groundbreaking legal judgement sanctioning state-backed prostitution has been overturned by the Government, after the UK’s most senior judge barred a disabled man from sleeping with a sex worker. He overruled his officials who did not want to challenge the verdict because they feared the Government would lose the legal challenge. He ruled that the disabled man's care workers would be acting unlawfully if they enabled him to have sex with a prostitute. In the judgement, he also said there was no legal precedent in the European courts recognising it as a human right to purchase the services of a sex worker. “The arrangements envisaged for securing the services of a sex worker would place the care workers concerned in peril of committing an offence,” said Lord Burnett.
Yuval Noah Harari: ‘I wish I had come out when I was 16 or 17, and not 21’
If a historical personality, I choose Mikhail Gorbachev, who probably saved the world from world war three. Describe yourself in three wordsI don’t think that anybody can be described in three words. I don’t think any book is a must-read. I certainly don’t understand it, so I don’t know. Tell us a secretThe people who run the world don’t understand it.
Springsteen and Obama on friendship and fathers: ‘You have to turn your ghosts into ancestors’
Obama You don’t show emotion, you don’t talk too much about how you’re feeling: your fears, your doubts, your disappointments. Springsteen When he comes back to visit you, he has another family …Obama He’s got another family, and I think he and his wife are in a bad spot. So I’m sitting there and … I kind of don’t know what I’m doing there. Springsteen The trick is you have to turn your ghosts into ancestors. This is a condensed and edited extract from Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen.
Tom Morey: inventor of the Boogie Board wanted everyone to experience the ocean
Tom Morey, surf legend. “I would always hear my dad use these metaphors,” said his eldest son, Sol Morey. “There’s this dynamic of toughness involved with surfing,” Sol Morey said. The ocean is something to be feared, but the Boogie Board took some of that fear out.”For Morey, that meant everything, his son said. But the people whose lives were changed because they discovered surfing through the Boogie Board – he always stopped to hear those stories.
After years of digital dating, I've finally met someone special the old-fashioned way
Yonks ago (2013), an editor called asking me to try this crazy new way of dating: via apps. Having watched gay mates turned on to Grindr, dating apps, like the Pill before them, promised women sexual freedom. But in real life, far more intangible qualities are attractive – a warm smell, a crooked smile, shimmering eyes. On apps, you look for the perfect partner, but in real life, you’re drawn to imperfections. Which is how it happened in real life when I first saw Alex.
Europe's most popular town squares – and their underrated alternatives
Every old town square is special. Old town squares give the lie to the idea that the world is becoming more homogeneous. Each square is the hub of the community it serves and often the nucleus from which the whole town sprang. Marcel TherouxPragueThe classic: Staromestske Namesti (Old Town Square)Of all Europe’s medieval town squares, Prague’s Staromestske Namesti is one of the best known and arguably the best loved. Where to stay: Old Town Square Hotel offers double rooms from £120 a night.
Rio's Christ the Redeemer turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Rio's Christ the Redeemer turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness MonthEvery October, people around the world mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage people to take steps for early detection of the disease.
Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed and TPLF must communicate and negotiate to avoid dreadful toll of 'total war'
AdvertisementA bundle of youthful and optimistic energy, Mr Ahmed released thousands of political prisoners, lifted restrictions on independent media and asked hundreds of exiled opposition leaders to return home. Ironically, Mr Ahmed, who is an ethnic Oromo, used to work with the TPLF's political coalition, which dominated politics in Ethiopia for nearly 28 years. The war itself is likely to be futile, despite the various claims of victory emanating from Mr Ahmed and Mr Rado. Yet the TPLF's fighters make up a superior force with levels of commitment and discipline that the Ethiopian military cannot match - a fact of which Abiy Ahmed is almost certainly aware. However, if they opt for total war, the potential for human suffering and mass casualties is practically unlimited in this increasingly angry land.
Poland: Moment viaduct collapses onto road
Video captures the moment a viaduct collapsed on a road in Koszalin, Poland. It was supposed to be dismantled in stages, but the structure started to fall in a domino effect as crews began working on it.
Oil rich Saudi Arabia 'will be net-zero' by 2060
One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. That approach focuses on still unreliable carbon capture and storage technologies over efforts to actually reduce global reliance on fossil fuels. The announcement only pertains to Saudi Arabia’s efforts within its national borders, and does not impact its continued aggressive investment in oil and exporting its fossil fuels to Asia and other regions. The kingdom’s oil and gas exports form the backbone of its economy, despite efforts to diversify away from reliance on fossil fuels for revenue. Saudi Arabia has pushed back against the recommendation that fossil fuels be urgently phased out of the energy sector.
Europe, not the US, can lead the world on climate action | View
Meanwhile the panic about soaring gas, oil and electricity prices – though unrelated to the transition away from carbon – has put the need for genuine, sustainable, energy security under the spotlight. Further along in transition than many others, it is able to lead by example, to share and market its experiences. It can offer significant intellectual property, and infrastructure expertise essential to the transition away from carbon to countries with less developed plans. The EU can support the UK’s COP Presidency, the COP secretariat and other global leaders such as the US in talking up the need for climate action in Glasgow next week. But European climate leadership will come into its own after leaders have gone home, putting the full range of its external toolkit into action to engage with the re-balancing of geopolitics as the world transitions away from carbon.
S. Korean Lim Hee-jeong takes 54-hole lead at home LPGA tournament
South Korean player Lim Hee-jeong at the BMW Ladies Championship in Busan on Saturday. (Yonhap)After her third consecutive bogey-free round, South Korean tour star Lim Hee-jeong is on the verge of her maiden LPGA victory on home soil. 2 Ko Jin-young and another KLPGA player, An Narin, are tied for second at 14-under. Five South Korean players previously earned LPGA membership by winning previous iterations of the tournament under different title sponsors. The next South Korean LPGA victory will be the 200th by a player from the country.
Italy’s former interior minister Salvini stands trial on migrant kidnapping charges
VideoItaly’s former interior minister Salvini stands trial on migrant kidnapping chargesItaly's former interior minister Matteo Salvini at a tribunal in Catania, Sicily on October 3, 2020. © Alberto Pizzoli, AFP/ArchivesItaly’s former interior minister and the leader of the right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, faces trial Saturday on kidnapping charges over his decision to prevent more than 100 migrants from landing on Italian soil in July 2019. The case centres on his decision to prevent the mainly Sudanese migrants from disembarking, leaving them languishing at sea for six days.
Shanks for the memory! Morikawa strikes new first in Japan
So a really good way to start the day after being one-under through five," he smiled. "Obviously I'm going to have to go make birdies tomorrow," conceded Morikawa. "Hideki's obviously not going to make a bunch of bogeys, but we'll see where the day ends. "We always feel like we're always within striking distance and just got to get off to a good start. On the front nine there's a few birdie holes, especially these first two holes, so we'll see what we can do then."
Saudi Arabia says aiming for zero carbon emissions by 2060
"I announce today Saudi Arabia's target to reach net zero emissions by 2060 through its circular carbon economy approach," said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a recorded statement at the "Saudi Green Initiative" forum. A statement said Saudi Arabia would "contribute to cutting global methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030, as part of its commitment to deliver a cleaner, greener future". In March, Saudi Arabia unveiled a sweeping campaign to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions, including a plan to plant billions of trees in the coming decades. The OPEC kingpin aims to reduce emissions by generating half of its energy from renewables by 2030, Prince Mohammed said at the time. The initiatives come as energy giant Saudi Aramco, the kingdom's cash cow, faces scrutiny from investors over its emissions.
Matsuyama's late wobble gives chasers hope at Zozo Championship
Playing partner Tringale, who is seeking his maiden PGA Tour win, was meanwhile taking the conventional route. Up until then, it had all been going smoothly for Matsuyama, Japan's first male major winner, who is seeking his seventh PGA Tour win and first in front of his adoring home fans. Two years ago, he pushed Tiger Woods all the way at the inaugural Zozo Championship on the same course as the 15-time major winner bagged a record-equalling 82nd PGA Tour win having led from gun to tape. 'Really tricky out there'Followed by the majority of the 5,000 spectators a day allowed on to the course, Matsuyama was quickly into his stride. "Just need a few bits to go my way," said Wallace, who is four behind going into the final round.
70 pct of population fully vaccinated in S. Korea; en route to ‘new normal’
(Yonhap)South Korea on Saturday achieved its goal of fully inoculating over 70 percent of the country‘s population earlier than scheduled amid its accelerating vaccination drive. South Korea began its nationwide vaccination campaign in late February. Currently, the restrictions on private gatherings have been lifted to allow up to eight people in the greater Seoul area, provided that four of them are fully vaccinated. A maximum of 10 people, including six fully vaccinated, are allowed in other regions. Talk of booster shots is gaining traction, with authorities planning to start booster shots for people over 60 and those who are less immune next month.
China warns Britain to ‘think twice’ about Aukus pact and warns of nuclear proliferation risk
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss expressed caution over the role of Chinese state-owned firms in nuclear power projects. Photo: Reuters
Indonesian Police Destroys 659 lbs of Marijuana Collected from Two Months Arrests
The West Jakarta Metro Police destroyed 299 kilograms (659.18 pounds) of marijuana and 27.1 kilograms (59.74 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, confiscated from multiple arrests of the past two months. The illicit goods were collected from 14 different arrests carried out by the West Jakarta Metro Police Narcotics Investigation Unit. West Jakarta Metro Police officers incinerate 299 kg of marijuana. They are being processed and then brought to court," he told reporters at the West Jakarta Metro Police Headquarters, Friday (22/10/2021). There are 1.37 tons of these from the Jakarta, Medan and Aceh networks," said Metro Jaya Police Chief Inspector General Fadil Imran at the Metro Jaya Police, Monday (18/10/2021).
Mask Mandates Canceled In Belarus In Move Criticized By Doctors
Belarusian authorities have abolished mask mandates less than two weeks after they were introduced and a day after the country registered a record number of new coronavirus infections. The decision came after authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka dismissed the mask mandates and other measures to control the spread of COVID-19 as unnecessary. The mask mandates were introduced earlier this month amid a new wave of infections and required Belarusians to wear medical masks in all indoor public areas, including public transport and stores. In announcing the end of the mask mandates, Lukashenka said: "This is the advantage of a dictatorship -- whoosh, and a wrong decision is no longer valid." Russia has set several daily records for coronavirus infections and deaths in recent days, prompting President Vladimir Putin to order a nationwide week of "nonworking" starting on October 30.
Moldova declares state of emergency over gas crisis
Moldova’s parliament has approved a government-requested state of emergency until November 20 as it tries to ease gas shortages amid soaring world energy prices. The eternal flame at a World War II monument in the capital Chisinau has been extinguished due to gas shortages, the defence ministry said on Friday. Head of Ukrainian state gas transmission operator GTSOU, Sergiy Makogon, told the Reuters news agency the supplied volumes “are only enough for 67 percent of Moldova’s needs”. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told his Moldovan counterpart in Kyiv that Ukraine would continue pumping gas to Moldova. The country’s gas shortages come amid skyrocketing gas prices that some in Europe have blamed on Moscow not providing additional supplies to put pressure on the continent.
Odisha teen sold wife to Rajasthan man month after wedding, bought a smartphone
BHUBANESWAR: A 17-year-old has been held by the Odisha Police on charges of selling his wife a month after their wedding to a 55-year-old man in Rajasthan where he had gone to work in a brick kiln. “In August, the couple went to Rajasthan via Raipur and Jhansi to work in a brick kiln. “We interrogated him and found out that he sold his wife. A team from Balangir went to Rajasthan to trace the woman. However, the locals there did not allow our team to take her back insisting that the woman has been bought for ?1.8 lakh.
Teen arrested for ambush murder of Manhattan woman
A Manhattan teenager was arrested Friday in connection with a deadly broad daylight shooting in Harlem in January. Moussa Cisse, 19, was found driving a stolen car on Riverside Drive in Sugar Hill, the NYPD said. Cisse initially gave cops a fake name, but detectives soon realized he was the man wanted for shooting Shadina Smith, 29, three times in the chest in the lobby of her apartment at 301 West 150th Street on Jan. 16, police said. Smith’s fiancé was also injured in the onslaught of gunfire. Cisse, who lives on West 147 Street, was charged with murder, attempted murder, weapons possession and counts related to the stolen car, according to cops.
Nets revert to small-ball after big experiment comes up short
PHILADELPHIA — The small-ball-happy Nets experimented with going big for the first two games of this season, but when push came to shove, they went with what they knew. Head coach Steve Nash started Nic Claxton and Blake Griffin together in the frontcourt in Friday’s 114-109 win over the 76ers, moving Kevin Durant to small forward and deploying usual small forward Joe Harris in the backcourt alongside James Harden. That sparked a 16-1 run, with the Nets holding Philadelphia to 0-for-9 shooting and forcing two turnovers. They bring a different dynamic; they bring shooting, they bring the speed that we need,” James Harden said. The Nets will play Sunday’s home opener without Kyrie Irving, because of his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Al-Qaeda leader killed by US airstrike in Syria: military
A top al-Qaida leader is dead after a US drone strike in Syria, the military announced Friday. Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by the airstrike in the northwest section of the country, according to Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command. “The removal of this al Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians,” Rigsbee said. The attack on al-Matar came two days after a US outpost in southern Syria was struck by drones and rockets. With Post wires
Fantasy football: How owners can navigate ‘Byemageddon’
If you find yourself staring at your fantasy football lineup for NFL Week 7 and keep rubbing your eyes in disbelief, you are not alone. It isn’t even just that six teams are on a bye, but which six teams are off and what level of talent is missing. If Tagovailoa is not available, on the other side of that game, fantasy managers should take a long look at Atlanta’s Matt Ryan. In the three games leading into the Falcons’ Week 7 bye, Ryan averaged 289 passing yards per game and threw for eight touchdowns without an interception. Follow him on Twitter @rotobuzzguy and catch him on the award-winning “Fantasy Alarm Radio Show” on the SiriusXM fantasy sports channel weekdays from 6-8 p.m. Go to FantasyAlarm.com for all your fantasy football advice.
Magic Johnson: Dysfunctional Lakers have ‘team issue and basketball issue’
Even Magic Johnson is very worried about the Lakers. The Lakers were down 32 in the third quarter and starting fighting amongst themselves and with fans in the 115-105 defeat. “The @Lakers have team issue and a basketball issue,” Johnson tweeted Friday. Johnson, who won five titles with the Lakers and recently served as their president of basketball operations, doesn’t like what he’s seeing one bit. Only time will tell if this Friday night was an aberration or the start of an ugly season for the Lakers that Johnson seems to fear.
FDA finds kid-sized Pfizer dose highly effective against COVID-19 in children ages 5-11
Food and Drug Administration researchers found the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be highly effective at protecting kids from COVID-19 – as federal regulators inch closer to greenlighting child-sized doses for 5-11 year-olds. FDA researchers concluded in a study shared Friday that the Pfizer vaccine’s benefits in preventing hospitalizations and deaths “would clearly outweigh” any serious side effects in children. As FDA voices their advocacy for kid-sized Pfizer vaccine doses, federal regulators are inching closer to green-lighting child-sized doses for 5-11-year-olds. via REUTERSThe CDC backed the FDA’s recommendation that Americans be able to mix and match their vaccination booster shots on Thursday. The panel has also endorsed approval of a Moderna half-dose booster shot as well as a Pfizer booster shot for at-risk Americans that received their second vaccination shot within the last six months.
Supreme Court to hear arguments on Texas abortion law Nov. 1
The Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a case involving a Texas law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, fast-tracking a thorny legal matter ahead of a separate case that could result in the overturn of the court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The nine Supreme Court justices will consider the same issue Nov. 1, as well as whether the Biden administration and abortion providers even have standing to challenge the law in federal court. The law, known as Senate Bill 8 or SB 8, went into effect in early September after the Supreme Court declined an emergency appeal filed by abortion providers. Senate Bill 8 went into effect in early September after the Supreme Court declined the emergency appeal filed by abortion providers. The White House and abortion providers claim Texas lawmakers have put a restriction on women who wish to terminate their pregnancies.
NYC man who killed Grubhub driver resting on park bench arrested
A Queens man has been arrested and charged with murder for the senseless slaying of an innocent Grubhub deliveryman in Manhattan last week, police said. Sandoval then attacked Miah, leaving him helpless and bleeding on the street before taking off on Miah’s bike. Surveillance footage shows the moment Sandoval sat beside Miah ahead of the brutal attack. She said he left the Asian nation fearing for his life over his dissenting political views. “Now he lost his life here,” said Ahsan, who had to break the horrible news to Miah’s family.
G-7 countries reach breakthrough on digital trade and data
"We oppose digital protectionism and authoritarianism and today we have adopted the G-7 Digital Trade Principles that will guide the G-7's approach to digital trade," the communique published by Britain said. Digital trade is broadly defined as trade in goods and services that is either enabled or delivered digitally, encompassing activities from the distribution of films and TV to professional services. The deal agreed on Friday is a first step in reducing those barriers, and could lead to a common rulebook of digital trade. The principles covered open digital markets; cross border data flows; safeguards for workers, consumers, and businesses; digital trading systems; and fair and inclusive global governance, the communique said . "We should address unjustified obstacles to cross-border data flows, while continuing to address privacy, data protection, the protection of intellectual property rights, and security," an annex to the document said.
Raducanu's Romania run to be in front on empty stands
Oct 8, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Emma Raducanu (GBR) hits a shot against Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. "Due to a last moment government decision, we are sadly forced to host Transylvania Open without any fans," the organisers said on social media. "Now we are incredibly sad to not have you, our friends, in the stands." Romania has seen an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 fatalities recently with new daily cases soaring towards 19,000 this week. Tournaments in the United States, including the U.S. Open major, required fans to bring proof of their COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the facilities.
Saudi Arabia, a major oil producer, targets net zero emissions by 2060
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — One of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. The announcement was made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in brief scripted remarks at the start of the kingdom’s first-ever Saudi Green Initiative Forum. The kingdom’s oil and gas exports form the backbone of its economy, despite efforts to diversify away from reliance on fossil fuels for revenue. It has resisted efforts to curb its investments in oil. Although the kingdom will aim to reduce its own emissions, it will continue to aggressively pump and export fossil fuels to Asia and other regions.
Fantasy Football wild-card starts who could win you Week 7
We call this column wild card starts for a reason, and here is this week’s batch of hopefuls. This is a great week to plug Stevenson in as he gets a pretty juicy matchup against a Jets defense that’s yielding the second-most fantasy points to backfields so far in 2021. Matt Ryan, QB - FalconsStory continuesRyan has been pretty average thus far, putting up 18.0 fantasy points per contest as QB18 on the season. With several of the top QBs not in play this week, Ryan could be a sneaky start — and he’s still on the waiver wire in 53% of Yahoo leagues. Uzomah, who has quietly put together a fantasy TE14 season through the first six weeks.
Peter Scolari, 'Bosom Buddies' and 'Girls' actor, dies at 66
Post-Buddies, Scolari worked steadily in TV, guest-starring in shows such as Happy Days, Family Ties and The Love Boat. Harvey Fierstein tweeted, "Sad to see the news that Peter Scolari lost his battle with cancer. Sad to see the news that Peter Scolari lost his battle with cancer. Farewell, dear Peter.https://t.co/1TPjakwLT3 — Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) October 22, 2021Only Murders in the Building actress Jackie Hoffman shared, "#RIP dear Peter Scolari. #RIP dear Peter Scolari.
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Rod Stewart's plea deal on battery charge falls through
FILE - Rod Stewart performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 28, 2018. The pair are now scheduled to stand trial on misdemeanor battery charges in January. Neither Rod Stewart nor his son, Sean, were present when Judge August Bonavita announced that a hearing in which a deal was expected to be finalized had been canceled. Security video showed Sean Stewart then shoving Dixon and Rod Stewart, 76, punching him in the ribs. Rod Stewart, a native of London, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Bangladesh to share ‘climate prosperity plan’ at COP26
Bangladesh plans to present its “climate prosperity plan” aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, Bangladeshi climate officer Abul Kalam Azad said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Bangladesh plans to present its “climate prosperity plan” aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, Bangladeshi climate officer Abul Kalam Azad said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File)NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh plans to present its “climate prosperity plan” aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, a Bangladeshi climate official says. He said that the rate of climate degradation and impacts of global warming were far outpacing efforts to combat it. The cost of failure at the upcoming climate talks would be “very devastating,” he said.
Major oil producer Saudi Arabia announces net-zero by 2060
FILE - In this June 28, 2021, file photo, Saudi Aramco engineers and journalists look at the Hawiyah Natural Gas Liquids Recovery Plant in Hawiyah, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced on Saturday, Oct. 23, it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)FILE - In this June 28, 2021, file photo, Saudi Aramco engineers and journalists look at the Hawiyah Natural Gas Liquids Recovery Plant in Hawiyah, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced on Saturday, Oct. 23, it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. The kingdom’s oil and gas exports form the backbone of its economy, despite efforts to diversify away from reliance on fossil fuels for revenue.
National Basketball Association
After getting burnt by Steph Curry, Clips take aim at Ja Morant, GrizzliesThe Associated PressThe Los Angeles Clippers will look to bounce back in the team's first home contest of the season Saturday against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies after opening the campaign with a road loss against the Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry put on the show in the first game that fans were allowed to attend at the Chase Center in San Francisco, pouring in 45 points in a 115-113 victory over Los Angeles. Paul George, who finished with 29 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in a losing effort, said his team will work to put the loss behind them and get a home victory against a tough Memphis team.
COP Aims to End Coal, But the World Is Still Addicted
For example, in one of dozens of potential pathways to achieving the target, coal emissions would need to fall by 79% from 2019 to 2030. A global power crunch and shortage of natural gas has driven up coal demand, sending prices soaring to records in nominal terms and squeezing supplies. In total, half of the region’s coal plants have closed or will close by 2030. China alone is currently building or planning coal power plants that are the equivalent of six times Germany’s entire coal burning capacity. Global emissions are surging back this year as the economy recovers and power crunches ripple around the world.
Saudi Arabia Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2060
(Bloomberg) --Most Read from BloombergSaudi Arabia has pledged to eliminate planet-warming emissions within its borders by 2060. The U.S. and European nations have put pressure on Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s highest emitters per person, to accelerate efforts to curbs emissions and invest more in renewable energy. Still Pumping OilThe net-zero goal doesn’t necessarily mean Saudi Arabia has to reduce oil output, since it only applies to territorial emissions. Those generated when the kingdom’s oil is burned in cars, factories and power plants abroad won’t count, according to United Nations accounting rules. “The net-zero goal firmly establishes Saudi Arabia in the G-20 economies that are pushing on this agenda,” she said.
Suze Orman says avoid making this 'huge mistake' when refinancing your mortgage
Suze Orman says avoid making this 'huge mistake' when refinancing your mortgageWith mortgage rates on the rise, homeowners are scrambling to refinance before rates go much higher. 'So very wrong'The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate sat below 3% for months before popping back over the line this month. Orman is concerned that many enthusiastic refinancers make a costly mistake: automatically reaching for another 30-year mortgage, even if they've been paying down their existing 30-year loan for years. "Sure, the new mortgage is at a lower interest rate, but you just extended your mortgage payment on this home to 44 years!" Let's say you are indeed still holding on to a 30-year loan you took 14 years ago during September 2007.
High school football: Friday’s scores
Rim of the World 50, Rialto 6#2 Servite vs. #1 Mater Dei at Santa Ana Stadium, Saturday, 8 p.m.Here’s a rundown of Southland high school football scores from Friday:Newsletter Go beyond the scoreboardGet the latest on L.A.'s teams in the daily Sports Report newsletter. Enter email address Sign Me UpYou may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.
Rebecca Lee "Becky" (Tokarsky) Gelet, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. She was the daughter of Janet Scarborough and the late Janet Lundberg and Richard Tokarsky. She is survived by her daughters, Erica Leverenz and husband Keith and Nicole Smith and husband William, along with seven grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Roberta "Bobbi" Reid (Jim); and brothers, Richard Tokarsky (Jill) and James Lundberg (Christine). She had a difficult life and had to overcome many challenges.
Green Valley edges Faith Lutheran, clinches home playoff game
Green Valley quarterback Josiah Vitale struggled in the first quarter, but rebounded to finish with 270 yards passing and two touchdowns and a rushing score. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidtttGreen Valley needed a win over Faith Lutheran on Friday night to clinch a home playoff game. Shadow Ridge 41, Spring Valley 0 — At Shadow Ridge, Jaquieze Holland ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns for the Mustangs. Shadow Ridge (7-2, 4-1 Class 4A Sky League) ran for 276 yards on 31 attempts and scored on its second play from scrimmage. Pahrump Valley 43, Valley 6 — At Valley, Chase Otteson ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and the Trojans finished with a nonleague win.
Woman accidentally killed by boyfriend in McKinley Park
A woman was accidentally killed Saturday morning in McKinley Park on the Southwest Side. The 35-year-old woman was at a party in the 3700 block of South Wood Street about 12:30 a.m. when she was shot in the face after her boyfriend’s gun accidentally went off, Chicago police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Her name hasn’t been released yet. Her boyfriend was taken into custody by police.
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Sheldon Irish beat back rally attempt by Roseburg in a thriller
Sheldon junior Brock Thomas blocked the potential game-winning field goal attempt by Roseburg as time expired to preserve a 49-47 Irish win in a wild Class 6A football contest Friday night at Roseburg. The Irish (7-1, 3-0 in the Southwest Conference) nearly blew a 15-point fourth quarter lead as Roseburg (7-1, 3-1) nearly pulled off an incredible comeback. The Irish took a 42-34 lead into the fourth quarter and stretched that lead to 49-34 with eight minutes to play. Roseburg scored a touchdown to cut the Irish lead to 49-41 midway through the quarter. Roseburg recovered the ensuing onside kick and eventually positioned themselves for a field-goal try, but Thomas came up with the block to seal the win.
‘Striketober’ is showing workers’ rising power – but will it lead to lasting change?
Experts are predicting more actions to come but whether “Striketober” can lead to permanent change remains an open question. Ten thousand John Deere workers have gone on strike, 1,400 Kellogg workers have walked out, as well as a walkout threatened by more than 30,000 Kaiser Permanente workers, all inflamed by a profound disconnect between labor and management. With this in mind and with myriad employers complaining of a labor shortage, many workers believe it’s an opportune time to demand more and go on strike. “We were deemed essential workers right out of the gate,” Laursen said, noting that many workers racked up lots of overtime during the pandemic. “The labor shortage is not necessarily going to last.” She sees the number of strikes declining once the labor shortage ends.
‘Totally preventable and shocking’: props masters talk on-set shootings
On film and television sets, prop weapons fall under the the purview of the art department, and in particular, the property (props) master. “That said, in almost all cases, prop guns are smithed from real guns. “There’s a whole chain and process and protocol, it sounds like was not followed or not followed properly,” said the props master regarding the Rust accident. After a take, the assistant director along with the props master has to re-verify that the magazine is empty and removed. “As a culture, it’s preferred to bring in an armorer any time a gun fires,” said the props master.
Jane Fonda on the climate fight: ‘The cure for despair is action’
Nonviolent civil disobedience can help to mobilise that movement. There is plenty of evidence that nonviolent civil disobedience can change the course of history. ‘Civil disobedience must be nonviolent if it is to secure public support.’ This image and top: Hair: Jonathan Hanousek at eamgmt. Photograph: Dylan Coulter/The GuardianThis is what justifies nonviolent civil disobedience today – and it must be nonviolent if it is to secure public support. Around 10% of Americans aged over 18 are ready to engage in nonviolent disobedience, but have never been asked to do that, either.
Autumn Budget 2021: what will be announced and how much will it cost you?
Any tax changes would come on top of the £20bn freeze in the income tax allowances announced in the spring and the £36bn raid on incomes to fund the NHS announced last month. The Autumn Budget will be the second financial statement made by the Chancellor this year, following the Spring Budget on March 3. Raising the cost of alcohol – 7/10The price of a pint could change in a shake-up to alcohol duty, following a review announced at the 2020 Budget. Changes could include standardising the different tax rates across alcohol types or raising alcohol duty each year in line with inflation. However, such changes would prove wildly unpopular and are unlikely to follow recently announced increases to National Insurance contributions and dividend tax rates.
'We didn't call ourselves mum and dad for 10 months'
But the training helped take the focus off them and put it on to the child, Nina says, "so it was less about us losing a child and more about what is the best thing for the child". They accepted that it would be best for Leah to be cared for by a member of her birth family, if the court gave its approval.
Rishi Sunak says booster jabs will prevent another lockdown as he defies health experts warnings
Rishi Sunak has said booster Covid-19 vaccines will prevent another lockdown as he defied health experts who warned the NHS could be overwhelmed this winter. But the scientific advisers told the government that it must ensure 'Plan B' restrictions to tackle coronavirus can be 'rapidly' deployed if needed. The Government has insisted the triggering of 'Plan B' is not imminent, with the focus currently on rolling out vaccine booster shots. One MP told MailOnline that triggering 'Plan B' could put the country on a 'slippery slope' towards another lockdown. She told Sky News: 'We laid out Plan A and Plan B and we have just started, as I say, five weeks ago Plan A.
TRUTH: What is Donald Trump’s new social media platform really about?
Named TRUTH Social, the new platform is presented as “America’s “Big Tent” social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology” on its homepage. But what does this comeback mean in the social media landscape? DWAC is listed on the Nasdaq index and, according to the release, Donald Trump's new group would be valued at $875 million (€ 752 million). Another element Twitter users noted was the flagrant resemblance with another social media platform, Mastodon. When reading the terms of service, TRUTH Social does not follow any of its fellow social media comrades though.
Alec Baldwin was handed loaded gun unwittingly by crew member
Alec Baldwin was handed a weapon loaded with live ammunition by an unwitting assistant director who yelled "cold gun" in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, police said. An assistant director picked up the gun from the cart and brought it inside the building to Baldwin. The assistant director was unaware that it was loaded with live rounds, according to the warrant. When Baldwin pulled the trigger cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42 was fatally shot, and director Joel Souza, 48, was injured. Ms Hutchins was hit in the chest, and Mr Souza, who was standing behind her, was hit in the shoulder, the warrant said.
Rising tide of criticism threatens to inundate Facebook
Articles in the New York Times, Washington Post and elsewhere on Friday focused on how Facebook apparently intensified political division. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms banned Trump from their platforms for encouraging the violent effort to thwart the democratic process. Haugen told U.S. lawmakers early this month that the social media giant fuels division, harms children and urgently needs to be regulated, drawing pledges Congress would take up long-delayed action. The social network software quickly offered Smith a “barrage of extreme, conspiratorial and graphic content” including from the QAnon movement known for unfounded conspiracy theories, according to the researchers. DefenseFaced with the mounting criticism, Facebook on Friday detailed new steps it has taken to protect the election and keep the social network safe.
U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments on Texas abortion law; Law stands for now
The Justice Department contended in court papers that Texas has “successfully nullified” the court’s abortion-rights precedents by designing the law to avoid federal judicial review. That prompted the Biden administration to turn to the Supreme Court, seeking to temporarily block the law and suggesting the court might want to hear arguments and issue a definitive ruling. In agreeing to hear the case, the Supreme Court said it will decide whether the Justice Department may “bring suit in federal court and obtain injunctive or declaratory relief against the state, state court judges, state court clerks, other state officials, or all private parties to prohibit S.B. 8 from being enforced.”The Supreme Court is taking the unusual step of bypassing the appeals court, which hasn’t yet made a final ruling. They argued that the Texas law is having such a sweeping effect on abortion rights that the Supreme Court shouldn’t wait months or years for the case to wend its way through the judicial system.
Fully-vaccinated Rep Glenn Thompson tests positive for COVID-19
Fully-vaccinated Pennsylvania Rep. Glenn Thompson announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday afternoon and was admitted to Walter Reed. He is one of at least eight House Representatives that has tested positive for the virus since early August. Fellow federal lawmaker Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, who is also vaccinated, tested positive a month before. 'Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan had also tested positive a month ago despite being fully vaccinatedHouse Reps have been required to wear masks following an enforced mandate in July.
[Digital Simplicity] Apple showcases a ‘game-changing’ way to sugarcoat past errors
First, in the morning, you gently take away her favorite toy, claiming it’s bad and unnecessary for her. In the evening, you give the very same toy back to her, claiming it’s an “all-new” toy with the most advanced features ever that pro toy users love. I own a pricey iPad with the much-touted M1 chip that came out this year, as well as other equally overpriced Apple devices. Remember the late Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs’ famous (or notorious) disdain for the stylus? Apple’s iPad models are currently designed to be used along with the Apple Pencil, and if this is not a stylus, I don’t know what it is.The first-generation Apple Pencil was connected to the iPad through the Lightning port.
Syrian Kurds detain high-profile German jihadist linked to 9/11 attacks
Twitter grab| Mohammed Haydar Zammar (center, head uncovered) is a suspected member of the “Hamburg cell” that plotted the 9/11 attacks. A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP Wednesday. Advertising Read more"Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated," the top official said, without providing further details. YPG has captured German Jihadi veteran Mohammed Haydar Zammar, arguably the highest profile German within ISIS. An Afghan Jihad veteran who knew OBL, he was close to Mohammed Atta and other 9/11 terrorists and a mentor for the Hamburg cell.
Wallabies edge Japan 32-23 in European tour warm-up
Australia's Rob Leota (L) celebrates with his teammate Folau Faingaa after scoring a try during the international friendly rugby union test match between Japan and Australia at the Oita Stadium in Oita on October 23, 2021. Advertising Read moreOita (Japan) (AFP)The in-form Wallabies took an early lead in Oita with first-half tries from Tom Wright and substitute Jordan Petaia, but Japan hit back with one of their own from Lomano Lava Lemeki. Tries from Taniela Tupou and Rob Leota early in the second half put Australia back in control, but Japan refused to be shaken off and Ryoto Nakamura crossed the line to set up a tight finish. The Wallabies held on to pick up their fifth straight win, and now travel to Europe where they will play Scotland, England and Wales. Japan also head off on tour to take on Ireland, Portugal and Scotland.
Syrian regime forces take full control of key town
Syrian regime forces took full control of the key northwestern town of Khan Sheikhun on Wednesday, surrounding Turkish forces at a nearby observation post, a war monitor said. Advertising Read more"Regime forces took full control of the town of Khan Sheikhun and are currently clearing it of mines," said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights chief Rami Abdel Rahman. In recent weeks, regime forces have inched forward at the southern edges of the bastion. The Syrian regime has accused Turkey of backing "terrorists", its term for both jihadists and rebels. Retaking Khan Sheikhun has long been a key government objective, as the town lies on the highway connecting Damascus to second city Aleppo.
[Holly’s Korean Kitchen] Jeyuk bokkeum, spicy Korean pork bulgogi
Jeyuk bokkeum, spicy Korean pork bulgogi (Holly Ford)Pork is a beloved animal protein in Korean cuisine. And this spicy Korean pork stir-fry called jeyuk bokkeum is perhaps the most popular pork dish. Some call it pork bulgogi (dwaeji bulgogi). You’ll have a nice, spicy Korean pork stir-fry ready for dinner in no time! This is one of the easy Korean recipes that can’t go wrong.
[Photo News] Rice Reaping Experience for Students
Yangcheon Urban Agricultural Park is hosting various events from Thursday to Oct. 29 at Sintree Park, located in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, to give children an opportunity to experience various events that aren’t easily accessible in the city. The program offers safety education on agricultural equipment and hands-on experiences with activities such as rice cutting and threshing machine observation -- with the supervision of a farming instructor. After the hands-on activities, children can look around the park garden to harvest and observe field crops such as sweet potatoes, cabbage and radishes. On Thursday, the first batch of kindergarten students participated in this program at Sintree Park.
[Eye Plus] Digital library makes learning interactive
Silgam Seojae, a digital library, at the National Library of Korea. (Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)Silgam Seojae, a digital library, at the National Library of Korea. (Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)Silgam Seojae, a digital library, at the National Library of Korea. (Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)Silgam Seojae, a digital library, at the National Library of Korea. Silgam Seojae, a digital library, at the National Library of Korea.
[Photo News] Eco-friendly vehicles highlighted at DIFA Expo
Marking its 5th anniversary, the Daegu International Future Auto, or DIFA, Expo kicked off on Thursday at EXCO, a convention center in Daegu, where local and global automotive firms show off their technology for eco-friendly vehicles and electric car batteries. Hyundai Motor Group displayed its new electric vehicle IONIC5 along with a model of its E-pit station, which can charge 80 percent of the vehicle’s EV battery capacity within 18 minutes. The photo above shows NEXO, Hyundai’s first hydrogen SUV. Hyundai Motors set up a special booth called “NEXO Kids Car Zone” where children were given the chance to drive a miniature hydrogen car. Meanwhile, global brand consulting firm Interbrand has recently announced that Hyundai Motor's ranked brand value is worth $15 billion, placing the company 35th out of the world‘s top 100 companies.
Korail offers leaf peeping, star gazing packages
Korail and Gangwon Tourism Organization have jointly prepared a package fit for those hoping to go on leaf peeping and star gazing trips. The packages are available starting this Saturday and runs through Nov. 14, with courses consisting of three themes – the Taegisan and Chiaksan course, the Soyang River and Cheongpyeongsa course and the Anbandegi, Woljeongsa and Daegwallyeong course. Trains depart Saturdays and Sundays, and a local tour guide will lead a team of 10 visitors throughout the journey. The Taegisan and Chiaksan course starts at 11 a.m. from Cheongnyangri Station. Chiaksan has 11 different courses.
UN fears ‘mass atrocity crimes’ in Myanmar as troops gather in north
A staff member of Myanmar correctional department prepares barricades before the release of detainees at the main entrance of the Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar, on Oct. 19. “We should all be prepared, as the people in this part of Myanmar are prepared, for even more mass atrocity crimes. The findings, he said, also indicated that the junta had engaged in probable crimes against humanity and war crimes. Andrews urged countries to deny Myanmar‘s military junta the money, weapons and legitimacy it desired, citing a prisoner release earlier in the week as evidence that pressure was working. On Monday, Myanmar’s junta chief Min Aung Hlaing announced the release of more than 5,000 people jailed for protesting against the coup.
[Eye Interview] Kim Won-sook’s narratives turn into paintings, become stories for all
"Winter Tree” by Kim Won-sook (Gallery Yeh)Kim is inspired by what happens around her in her everyday life. In recognition of their contribution to the university, Illinois State University’s College of Fine Arts and the School of Art were named the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts and the Wonsook Kim School of Art. Kim Won-sook (Gallery Yeh)"My husband and I are thankful to the country. During the interview, Kim saw a college student who looked focused on the paintings. “Untitled” by Kim Won-sook (Gallery Yeh)
G7 says there is no place for ‘state-sponsored’ forced labour in veiled dig at China’s Xinjiang policies
Farmers wait to sell cotton in Shawan, in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, the largest cotton-growing area in China. Photo: Xinhua
Biden Job Approval Steady at Lower Level
Story Highlights 42% of U.S. adults approve of job President Biden is doingLatest reading essentially unchanged from last monthBiden averaged 44.7% job approval in his third quarter in officeWASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Joe Biden's job approval rating is holding steady at 42% after a sharp decline in September. Extreme Party Polarization Characterizes Biden Job RatingsAs has been the case for Biden throughout his presidency, Democrats and Republicans hold diametrically opposite views of his performance. All other elected presidents except Trump had higher third-quarter job approval ratings, with Trump averaging 36.9% at the same point in his presidency. Elected Presidents' Third-Quarter Job Approval Averages Dates % Approve Number of measurements Eisenhower Jul 20-Oct 19, 1953 68.3 4 Kennedy Jul 20-Oct 19, 1961 76.8 4 Nixon Jul 20-Oct 19, 1969 59.7 6 Carter Jul 20-Oct 19, 1977 60.2 6 Reagan Jul 20-Oct 19, 1981 56.8 5 G.H.W. Bush Jul 20-Oct 19, 1989 69.0 3 Clinton Jul 20-Oct 19, 1993 47.7 7 G.W.
TikTok to blame for rise in tic-like behaviours in young girls, doctors say
The sudden rise in young girls developing tics could be the result of watching TikTok influencers with Tourette syndrome. Photo / Getty ImagesThe sudden rise in young girls developing tics could be the result of watching TikTok influencers with Tourette syndrome. Photo / Getty ImagesDoctors around the world believe a rise in cases of tics in young girls are the result of watching TikTok videos about Tourette syndrome. They wrote that they saw a "similarity between the tics or tic-like behaviours shown on social media and the tic-like behaviours of this group of patients". She started watching Tourette videos on TikTok and found that a top influencer with Tourette syndrome was British and would often say "beans".
Peter Dutton flags taxpayers’ money for legal fund in wake of Christian Porter blind trust
Peter Dutton has suggested a legal fund using taxpayers’ money that MPs can use to pursue defamation claims as a “workplace entitlement”. Mr Porter is facing an estimated $1 million legal bill for his discontinued legal battle with the ABC over a report that revealed he faced a historical rape allegation. Mr Porter denies the allegation. Or, Mr Porter would need to back down and disclose his donors to Parliament if it requested. To date, Mr Porter has declined to do so and quit the ministry rather than reveal the identity of his donors.
White House further postpones disclosure of JFK assassination documents, citing Covid
(CNN) The White House announced late Friday that it would further postpone the release of more documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, pointing to the "significant impact" of the Covid-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden issued a memo that said the national archivist recommended he "'direct two public releases of the information that has ultimately 'been determined to be appropriate for release to the public.'" The first will be an "interim release" later this year, with a second, "more comprehensive release in late 2022," the memo said. The memo said that the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down the process of reviewing whether redactions continue to meet the "statutory standard." Kennedy's assassination prompted a whirlwind of questions from the public and researchers, plenty of conspiracy theories and reflexive secrecy from the government.
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter speaks at Missouri State, says women shouldn't have the right to vote
Speaking before a more than 150-person crowd including elected officials, conservative pundit Ann Coulter urged Missouri State University conservatives to focus on the issues of “crime, immigration, and wokeness” to win elections. “If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. 'Crime, immigration, and wokeness'In her presentation, Coulter urged conservatives to focus on three issues in the upcoming midterm election: crime, immigration, and "wokeness." “Now he's going around saying the most important issue is the ‘2020 election fraud.’ This never, ever, ever works. Remember he lost Georgia for you, he will do the same thing in the midterms, will do the same thing in the presidential election,” Coulter said.
Rep. Eric Swalwell Shares Chilling Voicemail Sent To Him By Tucker Carlson Fan
It was “the Tucker Carlson effect,” “Swalwell wrote on Twitter. And Tucker knows exactly what he’s doing,” he said. It’s the Tucker Carlson effect. And Tucker knows exactly what he’s doing. In July, Swalwell declined to call Carlson or appear on his program, drawing the TV personality’s ire.
Among Those Who Marched Into the Capitol on Jan. 6: An F.B.I. Informant
The new information was revealed at a time when misinformation continues to circulate among far-right commentators and websites accusing the F.B.I. of having used informants or agents to stage the attack on Jan. 6. But if anything, the records appear to show that the informant’s F.B.I. And the records show that the informant traveled to Washington at his own volition, not at the request of the F.B.I. informant well before he joined the Proud Boys.
Laugh Factory founder Jamie Masada calls on comedians to support Dave Chappelle
The founder of West Hollywood’s venerable comedy club the Laugh Factory is calling on comedians to rally behind Dave Chappelle as the controversial comic weathers the fallout from his Netflix stand-up special. Dave deserves the same freedoms that we all enjoy — the ones that make comedy what it is and provoke perspective shifts time and time again.”AdvertisementMasada promised that he and the entire Laugh Factory team would always support comics, including Chappelle. “We will stand by our comedians through thick and thin, through rain and shine, through scrutiny and praise. Dave has brought joy to millions of fans across the world and inspired an entire generation of comedians,” Masada said. “They want to be heard; they got something to say; there’s something they noticed; they just want to be understood.
Amazon's Shower Wine-Glass Holder Has a Speaker, So You Can Sing AND Drink
As POPSUGAR editors, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. If you buy a product we have recommended, we may receive affiliate commission, which in turn supports our work. Amazon started selling this Gabba Goods Wine Bath Bluetooth Speaker ($23) and we're freaking out about it. Not only can you enjoy wine while in the shower, but you can listen to music too. The whole product is water resistant, so you don't have to worry about it getting wet.
Nordstrom's Newest Pop-In Shop Is All About Gifts, and It's Filled With Good Ideas
As POPSUGAR editors, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. If you buy a product we have recommended, we may receive affiliate commission, which in turn supports our work. As major Nordstrom shoppers, we always get excited about the retailer's Pop-In, which is a curated collection of what's new and now. From cool candles to a Disney waffle maker, soft slippers, and even a boba kit, these are the 18 gifts worth buying right now. Plus, with all the supply chain issues plaguing the country right now, save yourself the stress and shop early for the holiday season.
Meadow Walker and Louis Thornton-Allan Tie the Knot 2 Months After Getting Engaged
It's official — Meadow Walker is married! Just two months after getting engaged to her fiancé, Louis Thornton-Allan, the two tied the knot in a gorgeous beachside wedding ceremony. Meadow announced the big news on Oct. 22 in an Instagram post captioned "We're married !!!!" The 22-year-old model's Instagram comments were flooded with a bunch of well wishes from celebrities like Ruby Rose and Nicola Peltz, as well as models Christy Turlington and Nadine Leopold. Meadow's godfather, actor Vin Diesel, even walked her down the aisle in place of her father, Paul Walker, who died in 2013.
This $9 Primer Made Me Love My Foundation, Blush, and Bronzer Even More — Here's Why
This $9 Primer Made Me Love My Foundation, Blush, and Bronzer Even More — Here's WhyWhen I started wearing the e.l.f. The brand's Putty Primers are also famous on TikTok and tout hundreds of glowing reviews online, so I had high expectations from the get-go. These primers have essentially reignited the love I have for the other makeup products in my kit — specifically my foundation, concealer, bronzer, and blush. The Luminous Putty Primer ($9) makes my glowy-finish foundation and concealer so much more radiant, while the Acne-Fighting Putty Primer ($9) enhances the natural-skin finish of my tinted moisturizer. I can't wait to see how the Poreless Putty Primer ($9) and the Matte Putty Primer ($9) complement my blurring and matte foundation products, too.
10 New Netflix Documentaries That'll Give You a Dose of Knowledge This November
It looks like Christmas is coming early for fans of Netflix original documentaries. This November, the streaming service has a fresh batch of entertaining documentaries that are sure to satisfy viewers. A few standouts from the bunch include the long-awaited second season of Tiger King, an exhilarating doc about one man attempting to climb all 14 of the world's highest peaks, and a shocking look at the corruption that's plaguing the Mexican police force. Whether you love projects about true crime, science and nature, or social justice, there's a Netflix documentary this month that'll give you your fix. Find your next binge among the November titles ahead.
Throw It Back With This Best Hits Playlist From Queens Stars Eve, Brandy, and Naturi Naughton
Queens stars Eve, Brandy, and Naturi Naughton have hits for days! While Eve's (Professor Sex) style has always been rap known to "blow your mind," Brandy (Xplicit Lyrics) and Naughton (Da Thrill) are recognized for their R&B roots. The women were all influential in shaping '90s music, whether it was through intricate lyricism delivered by Eve, romanticism from Brandy's music, or Naughton's classic girl group 3LW, which served dance moves and bops. Excuse me for all these puns, but I make "promises, promises" that this playlist will have you shaking your ass like a "tambourine" and wanting to call your "baby, baby, baby, babyyy." OK, I'm done.
Lori Harvey's Michael B. Jordan-Approved Skin-Care Brand, SKN by LH, Finally Launched
Lori Harvey is launching her own beauty brand called SKN by LH. Harvey's skin-care products are priced between $35 and $50. Update: Lori Harvey's brand-new beauty brand, SKN by LH, launched on Oct. 22. On July 16, Harvey launched the official Instagram page for her brand "SKN by LH," which will offer products including cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and more. Details about Harvey's brand launch are still under wraps, but this first step on social media gives us hope that we'll be able to shop soon.
Megan Fox Has Had So Many Sexy Red Carpet Beauty Moments in 2021, and the Year Isn't Over Yet
Megan Fox really stepped out of her comfort zone on the red carpet in 2021. From the Met Gala to the iHeartRadio Music Awards, these are some of her best red carpet beauty moments. There was a brief moment when Megan Fox took a break from the red carpet, but we are so glad she's back. If you're looking for sexy beauty inspiration, look no further than Fox. Whether you're just looking to drool over some sultry hair and makeup or maybe you plan on stealing one of her most iconic looks for Halloween, we've rounded up Fox's best red carpet beauty moments ahead.
Dune Is Almost Entirely Faithful to the Books — Here Are the 9 Key Differences
After a long wait aggravated by the global pandemic, Dune, one of 2021's most highly anticipated movies, is finally here! Although the beloved eponymous 1965 sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert has seen many screen adaptations to date, none match the meticulousness and creative grandiosity of Denis Villeneuve's latest Timothée Chalamet-led directorial venture. While the first of the planned two-part adaptation deftly distills the essence of the first half of the source material, some details from the novel are either altered or omitted altogether in this paper-to-screen transformation. Keep reading to find the key differences between the highly revered book and the Villeneuve-helmed movie.
Joe, Is That You? Fans Spot a Possible Photo Mistake in You Season 3
Does Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) have a doppelgänger? Following the Oct. 15 premiere of season three of You, a video from TikTok user @annabellleryan has been making the rounds pointing out a possible photo mistake in one of the scenes. The clip shows Love (Victoria Pedretti) looking at her phone and the TikTok fan noticed how Joe's contact photo doesn't quite look like him. ITS JOEY SILVERBERG," @annabellleryan captioned the video. Either way, we don't see why Netflix couldn't have just used a photo of the real Joe.
Sarah Paulson Has Finally Spoken on That "Killer Is Escaping" Soundbite Taking Over TikTok
For months now, celebrities and content creators over on TikTok have been very nonchalantly screaming about a supposed killer on the loose. The killer is escaping, help me." They don't know it's me. They just know that there's some weird chick saying, 'The killer is escaping,'" Paulson said. Hopefully the following examples can help explain it better than we all can.
Still Not Over Maid? Here Are 12 Gripping TV Shows Like It to Try Next
Maid is officially Netflix's latest sleeper hit. Based on Stephanie Land's memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, the challenging miniseries immerses viewers in the world of single mom Alex, who leaves an emotionally abusive relationship in hopes of creating a better life for herself and her daughter. There's nothing easy about Maid's subject matter, but the show's realism struck a chord with many viewers. If you're looking for more series that focus on social issues, mental health, and mothers and daughters, we have you covered. Read on for a list of engrossing shows that will remind you of Maid.
Yvonne Orji on Bidding an Emotional Goodbye to Insecure's Final Season: "Tears Were Shed"
Insecure is saying goodbye with its fifth and final season, and we're still fighting to hold back our tears. "I think there's something with the finality of it," she told POPSUGAR about how she's coping with the end of the show. You have the boss chick, the corporate chick, the stylish chick, the unlucky-in-love-sometimes chick, and desiring-for-the-best-and-not-willing-to-settle chick. Oh, I do self-care Mondays, self-care Tuesdays, self-care Thursdays. Trying to make everything excellent and perfect, you spend so much time doing that, and everyone doesn't appreciate it.
Here's Everything You Need to Know About How to Watch the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
Here's Everything You Need to Know About How to Watch the 2022 Winter Olympics in BeijingThe 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing is only a few months away, and it's never too early to start thinking about how to watch all your favorite Olympic events and athletes! Here's what we know so far about when and where you can watch the events. Are the 2022 Winter Olympics Streaming? However, given the widespread criticism of Peacock's coverage as being incomplete and confusing, it seems likely that some elements of NBC's coverage will change ahead of Beijing. Will the 2022 Winter Olympics Be Broadcast on TV?
This Microbiologist Ran 50 Miles to Honor Indigenous Scholars — Watch Her Powerful Short Film
Anyone who chooses to run 50 miles must be deeply motivated — it's a requirement if you've decided to push your body to the limit in that way. Dr. Jennings tells her story in "Run to Be Visible," a powerful 18-minute documentary released by Patagonia and directed by Devin Whetstone and Jordan Marie Daniel. The idea to run 50 miles sprang from her desire to find closure after Dr. Jennings received her degree. "But in so many Indigenous communities, including my own, we run for community," Dr. Jennings explains. "Being able to run for others and honor them in this way is just a beautiful ceremony in itself."
You Know Urban Decay? Its Founder Just Launched a New Brand, and the Mascara Is a Dream
Urban Decay founder Wende Zomnir just launched a new makeup brand called Caliray. We tested the Caliray Come Hell or High Water Mascara, which is a water-resistant tubing mascara. I was prepared for that with the Come Hell or High Water Mascara but — spoiler alert — it never came, but I'm getting ahead of myself. I applied the Come Hell or High Water Mascara at the start of my day around 10 a.m. knowing that I had a long night ahead of me. If you're someone who prefers your mascara to give you super dramatic, fluffy lashes, you may not love the Caliray Come Hell or High Water Mascara as much as me because it is more on the natural-looking side.
When You Need Some Time For Yourself, Check Out These Self-Care Yoga Videos
Though you can argue that all yoga is self-care — you are, after all, tending to your body in ways you may not do during your busy day — I particularly like the types of flows specifically geared toward self-care. These, often, are slower in nature, incorporate massage and bits of meditation, and also might include affirmations from the instructors teaching them. One of my favorites is this 10-minute self-care flow from Yoga With Adriene YouTuber and yoga teacher Adriene Mishler, which I've included ahead in the roundup of similar videos. It's gentle, tends to the upper body and hips, and gives you time to actually rub out knots in your neck and feet: two places that hold tension. I'm ecstatic to bring you the following videos that I hope will, in turn, settle you into a sense of stillness and self-love.
Taylor Swift Teases "Red (Taylor's Version)," and November Can't Come Soon Enough
Image Source: Getty / Efren LandaosTaylor Swift is releasing Red (Taylor's Version)! Back in June, the singer announced on Instagram that her next album is coming Nov. 12, despite fan speculation that 1989 (Taylor's Version) would be released instead. Swift also teased that fans will finally hear the original 10-minute version of "All Too Well." On Oct. 22, Swift gave her fellow Swifties a taste of what's to come, teasing an Instagram clip of the rerecorded version of "Red." She released her first rerecording, Fearless (Taylor's Version), on April 9.
20 Ridiculously Chic Fall Coats You Can Buy at Nordstrom
If you buy a product we have recommended, we may receive affiliate commission, which in turn supports our work. And, since it's actually starting to feel like fall, it's in your best interest to bundle up with a few new jackets. The good news is that there are fall jackets that are actually — dare we type it? Check out these 20 insanely chic layers we found at Nordstrom. Whether your'e on the hunt for a trendy shacket or a pretty puffer, you'll want to wear these layers all season long.
You Can Now Score Drunk Elephant Products at Ulta — Shop Our 12 Favorite Picks
As POPSUGAR editors, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. If you buy a product we have recommended, we may receive affiliate commission, which in turn supports our work. From the high-quality formulas to the fun, pop-of-color packaging, Drunk Elephant is one of our favorite skin-care brands on the market. Although it started as a skin-care brand, it has recently expanded its product line to include hair care and body care, and it does not disappoint. Even more good news: Drunk Elephant finally made its debut at Ulta, and we rounded up our favorite products from the beloved brand.
The 20 most chilling true crime documentaries on HBO Max
Here are the 19 most gripping true crime projects, both series and films, now on HBO Max. Class Action ParkWhen most people think "true crime," their minds leap to bloody murders, twisted thinking, and criminal enterprises. If you’re a regular true crime fan, chances are you already know everything there is to know about the so-called "Slenderman stabbing." Another true crime film from director Liz Garbus (There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane), Who Killed Garrett Phillips? Directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's Paradise Lost is an essential true crime watch that always strikes a nerve.
10 best classic movies on Hulu for when you're feeling nostalgic
Below is our list of the 10 best classic movies on Hulu, listed in order of release. — Angie Han, Former Deputy Entertainment EditorHow to watch: The Furies is streaming on Hulu. — Angie Han, Former Deputy Entertainment EditorHow to watch: Johnny Guitar is streaming on Hulu. — Kristy Puchko, Deputy Entertainment EditorHow to watch: The Untouchables is streaming on Hulu. — Angie Han, Former Deputy Entertainment EditorHow to watch: Heathers is streaming on Hulu.
10 hidden gems of horror found on Shudder
Here are the 10 best hidden gems now streaming on Shudder. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm StreetMark Patton reckons with his place in horror history in "Scream, Queen! How to watch: Scream, Queen! How to watch: Revenge is now streaming on Shudder.
How to watch Apple TV on FireStick
Get an Apple TV subscriptionYou can do this online by navigating to Apple TV's website to set up your account. Find the Apple TV app on your Fire TV StickThe first step here, of course, is to log onto your Amazon Fire TV Stick. Alternately, you can hold the voice button on your remote and say "Apple TV" or type in "Apple TV." Log into Apple TVIf you made an Apple TV account before starting the Fire TV Stick journey, toggle up to "Sign In," plug in your username and password, and enjoy. Add Apple TV to your Fire TV Stick homepageYou can stop at step four if you're content, or you can go ahead and add Apple TV to your Fire TV Stick homepage, too.
How Hans Zimmer's genius made ‘Dune’ a musical masterpiece — Supporting Players
There's a throwable phone case for that — Future BlinkBillie Eilish punches Jimmy Kimmel to check an item off her bucket listHere we go again! 'Star Wars': born before or after 'Dune'? Come for the singing, stay for Timothée's thoughts on tea-making. Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer shares his process in creating iconic scores and realizing his lifelong dream to make Dune . SubscribeBy signing up to the Mashable newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from Mashable that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.
How to enter low power mode automatically on iPhone
Navigate to your SettingsTo turn on your low power mode on your iPhone, you first have to go to your settings. Turn on Low Power ModeFlip the green switch that indicates Low Power Mode. Go to ShortcutsOpen up your Shortcuts app in order to enter low power mode automatically on your iPhone Credit: SCREENSHOTYour iPhone has an app called Shortcuts. Add low power mode actionYou might have to search for Low Power Mode in order to add it to your action. Credit: SCREENSHOTSearch for "Low Power Mode" in the search bar, and select Set Low Power Mode.
Alec Baldwin Didn't Know His Prop Gun Contained Live Rounds Before The Fatal Shooting, Court Records State
This photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch one day after an incident left a crew member dead and the director injured. The revelation came amid increased scrutiny of the film set and the general practice of using prop guns in productions, with Hollywood industry workers lamenting online that they have long complained about safety issues. The assistant director who handed Baldwin the weapon “did not know live rounds were in the gun,” police Detective Joel Cano, who wrote the affidavit, stated. Cano requested to gather costumes, film, cameras, prop weapons, and ammunition, as well as documentation of who owned them. The detective wrote that the armorer “was given the prop gun after it was fired by actor Alec Baldwin,” then removed the “spent casing” from the gun before giving it to the police.
Brooklyn DA Releases Massive Trove Of Internal Documents On NYPD Misconduct
One officer had his honesty on the witness stand questioned by two separate judges in 2011. The next year, the NYPD busted him for asking colleagues to engage in ticket fixing. A few years later, yet another judge in another criminal case discredited portions of his sworn testimony. The records reveal a wide range of misconduct allegations and findings against NYPD officers ranging from dishonesty to brutality to inappropriate associations with criminals. In 2019, WNYC/Gothamist broke news that prosecutors across the city maintained secret compilations of such records, and has since pursued their public release through numerous FOIL requests and appeals.
20 Comfy Bras Under $30 So Versatile You Can Wear Them With Workout Or Regular Clothes
Hundreds of reviewers rave about these versatile bras because they’re soft, comfy, breathable, supportive, and look great, all at the same time. Available sizes: Medium — Large6 This $10 Deep-V Bra With Convertible Straps Hanes Comfy Support Wirefree Bra Amazon $10 See On Amazon Wear this Hanes Comfy Support bra however best suits your activity and your outfit. Available sizes: Small - XX-Large7 The Best Wire-Free Push-Up Bra Fruit of the Loom Seamless Wire Free Push-up Bra Amazon $11 See On Amazon Looking for a wire-free bra with a push-up effect? Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large19 The Best Unlined, Unpadded Bra Hanes SmoothTec ComfortFlex Fit Wirefree Bra Amazon $11 See On Amazon Padding and extra lining isn’t everyone's cup of tea. You can get it in your choice of seven colors, and one of the over 17,000 reviewers wrote that it’s “comfortable enough to sleep in.” Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large
Dinosaurs thrived until the moment asteroid hit, excavators of controversial site claim
When a massive asteroid struck Earth some 66 million years ago, were dinosaurs around to experience the cataclysm? Last week, at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Portland, Oregon, paleontologist Robert DePalma and colleagues added detail to their claims. They presented evidence of fossils from Tanis—including stunningly well-preserved bones, skin, and footprints from what’s probably a Triceratops—that suggest dinosaurs were indeed witnesses to the asteroid that ushered them out of existence. In the magazine article, DePalma and colleagues were quoted as saying these fossils suggested dinosaurs were alive and thriving up until the asteroid’s impact. She thinks DePalma and colleagues have more work to do before their conclusions find broad acceptance.
These Statistics May Reveal Michelle Young’s Bachelorette Winner
Below, Somers goes deep on Michelle’s season and gives her predictions for who will make it to the final four. What assumptions can we make about the final four based on the data from Michelle’s premiere? If we look back at the last few premieres — on Katie’s premiere, screen time went to Greg, Andrew S., Connor B., and Karl. What was really interesting is Michelle’s season broke the record for gimmicky limo entrances. You shared that Michelle’s season has a more diverse cast than Katie’s but not as diverse as Matt’s.
Experts Say You Can Keep These 10 Thoughts To Yourself In Relationships
“It's really, really important for the health of the relationship to continue to nurture and have a connection with your own individuality,” Boyd says. “It's not appropriate and is actually really unhelpful to do emotional processing about your ex with your current partner,” Boyd says. In fact, "throughout a relationship, it is normal to have thoughts and feelings about your connection and longevity," Fraley says. “You are not your thoughts,” Boyd says. For example, "if your partner asks your thoughts about their friendships or familial relationships, tread lightly and do more listening than speaking," Henry suggests.
What is a VPN Router?
VPN routers explainedIn order to understand VPN routers, you need to know what VPNs are . A VPN router, then, is a router with VPN software installed on it directly. Put simply, a VPN router secures an entire network through a single VPN connection. For devices like game consoles and some smart TVs, the only option is to use a VPN router to virtually change locations. You can also use a VPN router to get around the device limits imposed by premium VPN providers, since the router counts as a single device.
The Lakers are already fighting with each other and fans
What were the Lakers doing? They were fighting amongst themselves and getting into a confrontation with the fans. During the middle quarters, the Lakers showed more fight off the court than on it while getting outscored by 30 points. There was a confrontation between Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis, and a later confrontation between Rajon Rondo and a heckling fan. The veteran big men’s teammates separated them right after Howard fell back to the bench from a physical exchange.
Lakers' Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard get into altercation on bench during timeout
Tempers boiled over on the Los Angeles Lakers bench Friday night when star big men Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard got into a brief physical altercation during a timeout. When Howard stood up, Davis grabbed Howard by the arm and yelled again before teammates stepped in to separate the two. Dwight Howard said that he and Anthony Davis squashed their spat on the sideline right after it happened. pic.twitter.com/OUmHRCq72H — Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) October 23, 2021***Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard got into a brief physical altercation on the Lakers bench during Friday night's game against the Suns. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard get into altercation on Lakers bench
Dwight, AD downplay confrontation in Lakers' loss to Suns
LOS ANGELES (AP) Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis both say their physical confrontation on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench was a momentary disagreement that has already been resolved. Even if their big men are getting along again, the Lakers have a whole lot more repairing to do. During the middle quarters, the Lakers showed more fight off the court than on it while getting outscored by 30 points. Along with the confrontation between Howard and Davis, there was another confrontation between Rajon Rondo and a heckling fan. Lakers: Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points.
Alec Baldwin was told firearm was unloaded, search warrant says: report
COULD ALEC BALDWIN FACE CHARGES AFTER ‘RUST’ MOVIE SET SHOOTING? EXPERTS WEIGH INHalls was unaware live rounds were inside the firearm he grabbed and handed to Baldwin, a detective wrote in an application for the search warrant, the AP reported. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office obtained the search warrant Friday as part of efforts to investigate the shooting. Rust Movie Productions, the company behind the film, is also conducting its own review of what happened, officials said Friday. Gutierrez handed over the firearm used by Baldwin to responding police officers after they arrived at the scene, the report said.
Brandon Lee was killed by a prop gun on ‘The Crow,’ decades before Alec Baldwin shot Halyna Hutchins
The thriller only had eight days of shooting remaining in Wilmington, N.C., when Lee prepared himself for a scene in which his character is shot and killed by Funboy, played by actor Michael Massee. Before the scene on March 31, 1993, Massee believed the prop gun he was handed was loaded with blanks. Unbeknown to the crew or Massee, the tip of a .44-caliber bullet had become lodged in the barrel of the prop gun weeks before.
One Factory and the Bigger Story It Tells
In “American Made,” Farah Stockman writes about the downfall of manufacturing employment in the United States by focusing on the lives of workers at one Indianapolis factory that was relocated to Mexico. Stockman, a member of The New York Times editorial board, talks about the book on this week’s podcast. You had so many people who fought for these manufacturing jobs to be good-paying jobs, and decent jobs that you could raise a family on. They didn’t used to be, but they were after the labor movement had a long struggle and a long fight. And it really undercut unions’ ability to demand things and to strike.
Greg Gutfeld: No one is in charge, and no one cares
Joe Biden: I’ve been there before and I haven't. Joe Biden: A lot of the folks at Amtrak became my family, not a joke. Speaking of Trump, he would have nuked the supply chain crisis like it was a hurricane. You get between parents and their children, you start a battle that'll be over quicker than a typical Joe Biden workday. This article is adapted from Greg Gutfeld's opening monologue on the October 22, 2021 edition of "Gutfeld!"
Brian Laundrie: Protesters outside parents' home demand answers: LIVE UPDATES
Protesters outside Laundrie's parents' house say they need to answer questions about investigationProtesters who gathered outside of Brian Laundrie's parents' Florida home on Friday said they need to give any more information they have about the investigation, according to a report. “I’m glad it’s over but it’s not over,” protester Ann Carol Lemiszko told WSVN-TV in Miami. “We need answers to all the questions.”Human remains found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park were identified as Laundrie on Thursday. The remains were found after more than a month of searching for Laundrie who was a person of interest in fiancée Gabby Petito's strangulation death. “They should have admitted the truth right away where he was at,” protester Wally Lemiszko told the station.
Lakers' Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis downplay sideline argument: 'We've already squashed it'
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers teammates Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard were involved in an heated verbal exchange during a timeout in the first half of a 115-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. “I don’t want nobody to try to make this into an issue between me and AD,” Howard said after the game. “Or [saying] I’m trying to cause a problem with the team because I’m not.”The incident began when Davis approached Howard while the center was sitting on the bench. From there, some contact was made by each player, but Howard was pulled down to his seat by teammates. “It’s over with.”The retooled Lakers, a team with championship aspirations and the second-best BetMGM odds, fell to 0-2.
GOP Vultures Chillingly Quip About Prop-Gun Death To Attack Alec Baldwin
We need Alec Baldwin tweets.” Trump was banned by Twitter after the violence of the Jan. 6 insurrection. We need Alec Baldwin tweets. Please don’t shoot me!”Boebert posted a screenshot of Baldwin’s tweet, adding: “Alec Baldwin, are these still available? Reported — Sharsyn (@sharsyn) October 22, 2021Right-wing author and commentator Candace Owens gloated that nothing Baldwin has said about Trump “is going to age well” now. AdvertisementLiterally not one single thing that Alec Baldwin has said about Donald Trump and his supporters is going to age well.
Alec Baldwin fatal prop gun shooting on set under investigation: LIVE UPDATES
Alec Baldwin defended by Debra Messing after ‘catastrophic’ shooting on ‘Rust’ setDebra Messing is coming to the swift defense of Alec Baldwin after Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of his western film "Rust" and shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Souza. The "Will & Grace" actress, 53, issued a response to a conservative pundit who tweeted that a headline stating, "Alec Baldwin kills person with gun, criminal investigation underway," was "accurate." "It is absolutely NOT," Messing replied. "A prop gun was handed to him. Then a catastrophic event happened where Halnya [sic] Hutchins lost her life and Joel Souza was injured.
College football betting: Ohio State a popular bet in Week 8
Week 8 of the college football season is already here and it's time to take our weekly look at some of the games that bettors are attacking heavily at BetMGM. This game is currently receiving more action than any other game on Saturday's college football slate. That's likely why it's the third-most popular game in terms of betting action. Lane Kiffin is always someone who attracts attention in the college football landscape, and the same can be said about Ed Orgeron. Additionally, nearly 80% of the betting action is on this game to go under the total of 76.
Trump's 'coup lawyer' Eastman disavows infamous memo
Rachel Maddow reports on an apparent change of heart by John Eastman, an attorney for Donald Trump who outlined a quasi-legal plan for overturning the 2020 election and how the January 6th attack on the Capitol could work if Mike Pence rejected Electoral College votes. Oct. 23, 2021
Stephen Colbert Hits Conspiracy Theory-Spewing GOP Rep With A ‘What The F**k’ Question
Stephen Colbert ripped a Republican lawmaker’s bonkers take on the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday’s “Late Show.”New Hampshire state Rep. Ken Weyler (R) released a lengthy “report” filled with conspiracy theories about the safe and effective shots, including claim it allowed “unknown, octopus-like creatures” to be injected into children worldwide and were stealing people’s thoughts and feelings through 5G. Advertisement“Oh, you don’t need to steal my thoughts, you can have this one for free — what the fuck are you talking about?” asked Colbert.
Multiple mistakes necessary for gun accident on modern film set: expert
Steve Wolf, weapons safety expert for films, explains for Rachel Maddow some of the gun prop terminology and tools used on film sets and why on-set safety protocols would require multiple mistakes for someone to be injured in an accidental shooting like what reportedly happened during the filming of "Rust" with Alec Baldwin. Oct. 23, 2021
Tokyo Kikai shareholders approve poison pill, setting up court battle
Had investors voted on Friday against the poison pill it would have handed ADC a victory. About 79% of the votes supported the poison pill, Tokyo Kikai said in a statement. ADC said Tokyo Kikai would have lost if ADC had not been excluded, as the number of votes cast for the poison pill were fewer than those ADC could have cast alone. A victory for Tokyo Kikai would potentially make it easier for other Japanese companies to use poison pills. Tokyo Kikai has said ADC hurts its corporate value, while the fund argues that a ruling in Tokyo Kikai's favour would fly in the face of shareholder equality.
NASA stacks rocket, spacecraft for moon mission
Reuters VideosSouth Korea launched its first ever domestically produced space rocket on Thursday (October 22).President Moon Jae-in said the rocket completed all its flight sequences, but failed to put a dummy satellite into orbit.Officials said about 300 South Korean firms were involved in producing the 200-ton rocket.Named the Nuri - or 'world' - rocket, it's designed to put 1.5-tonne payloads into orbit.The project is part of South Korea's aim to launch satellites for surveillance, navigation and communications.President Moon said the project showed the 'Korea Space Age' was approaching.The Korea Aerospace Research Institute said it plans to conduct as many as five more test launches.The next is planned for next year.Space launches have long been a sensitive issue on the Korean peninsula, where North and South Korea are technically still at war.South Korea does plan for a range of military satellites in future, but officials deny that the NURI has any use as a weapon itself.
Bitcoin Hits A New All-Time High Above $67k, Eyes The $70k Level Next
Bitcoin Finally Sets A New All-Time High Above $67kBitcoin has had an extraordinary performance since the start of the month. Yesterday, the leading cryptocurrency reached another milestone after setting a new all-time high above $67k. According to the data obtained from Coingecko, Bitcoin reached a new all-time high at $67,276.79. It is the first time Bitcoin is reaching a new all-time high level since April 2021. Ether crossed the $4,300 level and is heading towards a new all-time high if it can maintain its current momentum.
The Pros and Cons of Waiting Out the Hot Housing Market
Skyhobo / Getty ImagesThe pandemic put only a temporary damper on the housing market, as the market has rebounded robustly, hotter than ever. It’s easy to feel the pressure to buy when houses are getting snapped up all around you, but does that mean you should jump or is it better to wait out a hot housing market and see if it calms down? “One cannot time the market with certainty.”Khari Washington, a broker and owner of 1st United Realty & Mortgage, adds, “No one knows if the housing market will drop and when it will drop. Builders have not built enough housing and interest rates remain low.”“The right time to buy is when a person is ready,” adds Washington. You may buy at a little lower or higher price at different times of year but that is typically unpredictable in a smaller market.”More From GOBankingRatesLast updated: Oct. 22, 2021This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: The Pros and Cons of Waiting Out the Hot Housing Market
San Diego wanted to share unused COVID-19 vaccine with Mexico, but U.S. government said no
Roughly 0.6 percent of the nearly 5.2 million doses delivered to the region have been wasted, compared to 1.1 percent of 58 million doses shipped statewide, according to CDPH. San Diego, McClain and others noted, has a close relationship with northern Mexico, especially Baja and its estimated 3.7 million residents. As of Oct. 21, the U.S. State Department lists more than 200 million doses donated to more than 100 countries across the globe. UC San Diego had a vaccination program over the summer that vaccinated about 26,000 maquiladora workers at the San Ysidro port of entry. And the need for countries to share across their borders is bigger than San Diego and Tijuana.
As virus cases rise, so do pleas for Russians to get vaccine
When Russia last year became the first country to launch a coronavirus vaccine, called Sputnik V, it was hailed as a matter of national pride and a sign of its scientific know-how. AdvertisementThe low vaccine acceptance is of increasing concern as Russia suffers a sharp rise in cases, setting records for infections and deaths nearly every day this month. Many Russians are suspicious of vaccines as a whole because of a distrust of authorities dating to the Soviet era. With Sputnik V, there was widespread concern that it was approved for use before the completion of full clinical trials. While extolling Sputnik V and three other domestic vaccines, state-controlled media often criticized Western-made shots, a message that many saw as feeding doubts about vaccines in general.
High school football: How St. Francis toppled Bellarmine for sixth year in a row
SAN JOSE — Not long ago, some wondered when St. Francis would beat Bellarmine again. St. Francis stretched its winning streak over the Bells to six games, its longest in the series. “We just believe in ourselves,” St. Francis coach Greg Calcagno said. “We believe in us and do what we do.”What St. Francis did Friday was take advantage of its superior size in the trenches and mismatches on the edges. If they don’t play well and their opponent does, they can lose a football game.
High school football: Friday’s scores, Saturday’s schedule
HamiltonLeland 21, Piedmont Hills 7Lincoln-San Jose at Live Oak, canceledOverfelt 26, Oak Grove 6Santa Teresa 14, Silver Creek 9BVAL West ValleyMt. Schedule changesFor schedule updates, please let us know at highschools@bayareanewsgroup.com. How to report results/game detailsWe encourage Bay Area coaches or team statisticians to email the final score and key scoring plays (a few stats, if you have them) to highschools@bayareanewsgroup.com right after each game. Please include the school names in the subject line. PredictionsLook here as the Bay Area News Group’s Darren Sabedra and Evan Webeck and correspondent Mike Lefkow make their Week 9 predictions.
Bay Area TV Sports: What to watch over the weekend
GOLFEuropean Tour: Mallorca Open (early Sun.) vs. Wolverhampton 7 a.m. NBCSNPremier: Brighton-Hove Albion vs. Man. City 9:30 a.m. NBCMLS: Vancouver at SJ Earthquakes 7 p.m. NBCBA 1050TennisWTA Moscow: Singles Final (early Sun.) 5 p.m. TBSGolfEuropean Tour: Mallorca Open 4 a.m. 2 a.m. TENNISVolleyballWomen’s Stanford at Washington noon PAC12
Led by dominant defense, Basha beats Highland
Their offense was sputtering and the defense wasn’t yet making its mark. 6 Gilbert Highland (6-1) scored on its penultimate possession of the first half, Basha (8-0) didn’t allow another point, riding a dominant second half to a 24-13 win. We couldn't stop it.”The offense wasn’t much more successful. With 57 seconds left in the half, Basha finally got the explosive play it spent 23 minutes searching for. “I know this defense,” Lockhart said.
WATCH: CSU mismanages last-second field goal attempt in loss to Utah State
LOGAN, Utah — Connor Coles kicked a career-best four field goals, including a 34-yarder to give Utah State a two-score lead with five minutes left, and the Aggies held off Colorado State 26-24 on Friday night. CSU Rams quarterback Todd Centeio found Ty McCullouch for a first down at the Utah State 24-yard line with 11 seconds to go and his team trailing by two. As called on Utah State radio: pic.twitter.com/cTOujP93lL — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 23, 2021Coles was a perfect four-for-four on the night with kicks of 45. Between the sacks and the tackles behind the line, Colorado State forced 113 yards in losses on Utah State. David Bailey ran for a pair of short touchdowns for Colorado State, and gained 159 yards on 30 carries.
Friday’s top 5 high school football performances, scores
Check out the top five performances and scores from Friday’s high school football action. Desert Oasis defensive end Xzavery Simi (28) unable to stop Silverado High's running back Donavyn Pellot (2) during the first half of a football game at Silverado High School, on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeTop 5 footballCaden Harris, Silverado — The junior ran for 242 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries in a 76-20 win over Desert Oasis. Jayden Maiava, Liberty — The senior was 13-for-20 for 263 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-7 win over Desert Pines. Nate Richter, Green Valley — The junior had four catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-27 win over Faith Lutheran.
Blocked punt sparks Chandler win over Queen Creek, making it 43 in a row
Chandler needed something, heading into the locker room at halftime with Queen Creek students chanting, '"Over-rated!" It was Chandler's 43rd consecutive win, a streak that began against Queen Creek. He had a 25-yard touchdown pass to Bryan King in the third quarter called back by an ineligible-receiver penalty. Then Queen Creek, deep in its end of the field, had to punt again. This time, A’mauri Washington blocked it, and Holmes was there for the Chandler touchdown.
Moapa Valley overcomes slow start to win Hammer Game
Moapa Valley had a rocky start but rolled once it got going, routing Virgin Valley on Friday night for its second consecutive victory in the Hammer Game. Moapa Valley seniors pose with the Hammer following a 46-28 victory over Virgin Valley on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. At least, that’s what Moapa Valley aimed to prove Friday night after a rocky start to the annual Hammer Game against rival Virgin Valley. His father, a 1955 Moapa Valley graduate, played in the rivalry game. The win marked the second consecutive Hammer victory for Moapa Valley, which defeated Virgin Valley 18-14 in the spring.
Nick Bjugstad — err, Nico Sturm — steals show at Wild’s annual Halloween party
With the Wild earning a couple of days off this week, captain Jared Spurgeon and his wife, Danielle, hosted the team’s annual Halloween party at their home in Edina. In the end, though, nobody could compete with what winger Nick Bjugstad brought to the table. He dressed up as teammate Nico Sturm, shaving his head to create the full effect. “We didn’t do a Halloween party, obviously.”As if the haircut weren’t enough, Bjugstad wore Sturm’s actual workout gear, and even carried around a foam roller. “I don’t know,” Bjugstad said.
Arizona football crumbles in 4th quarter, falls at home to Washington
The Arizona Wildcats led Washington less than six minutes into the game. Arizona suffered a heartbreaking 22-16 loss Friday night in front of an announced crowd of 30,880 at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats were up 16-7 and had the ball at the UW 28-yard line early in the fourth quarter. On the next play, Cameron Davis crashed across the goal line to make it 16-14 with 11:30 left in regulation. Joiner trucked linebacker Jackson Sirmon as he crossed the goal line, giving Arizona a 10-0 lead with 8:16 left in the half.
Washington extends Arizona's streak to 19 with 21-16 win
TUCSON, Ariz. - (AP) -- Dylan Morris threw two second-half touchdown passes and Washington rallied to extend the nation's longest losing streak to 19 games with a 21-16 win over Arizona on Friday. Washington (3-4, 2-2 Pac-12) stumbled through the first half and was down nine before rallying behind Morris in the fourth quarter. Washington had 65 yards in the first half and punted on six of its drives. The Huskies snapped out of it in the second half. Taking advantage of two long plays on third downs, Washington went 81 yards on eight plays on its opening drive.
Prep FB: Rio Rancho, Cleveland both roll; meet next week
You can’t stop the freight train.”For fifth time in seven games, Rio Rancho walked off an opponent because of the 50-point rule. 1 Cleveland (9-0, 4-0) for the 1-6A title on Friday at 6 p.m. at Rio Rancho. Vigil had three touchdowns, including a TD reception, and quarterback Dominick Priddy ran for two scores and threw for two others to lead the Rio Rancho offense. Rio Rancho scored the final 50 points of the game, and ended it on a touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter. … So it was a good night for the program.”— Gary HerronCLEVELAND 54, WEST MESA 0West Mesa 0 0 0 — 0Cleveland 28 20 6 — 54Scoring (All Cleveland): Brandon West 99 kickoff return (Evan Wysong kick); Zachary Beranek 1 pass from Wysong (kick failed); Elijah Brody 2 run (Wysong kick); Nic Trujillo 25 pass from Wysong (Chuka Tutman run); Tutman 9 run (kick failed); Harris Moneh 23 run (Wysong kick); Tutman 18 run (Wysong kick); CJ Muñoz 24 pass from Jack Tavella.
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James Smith, ex-Cincinnati punter, works out for Baltimore Ravens before game vs. Bengals
James Smith, a punter for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats for four seasons who signed earlier this year as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans, worked out earlier this week with the Baltimore Ravens ahead of their Week 7 AFC North showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals. May signed with the Titans in May. Smith was named to Yahoo Sports' NFL draft all-underrated team. From Bengals and Bearcats radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Hoard via Twitter:Smith was a First-Team All-American Athletic Conference selection in 2017 and 2018. [ Subscribe now for unlimited access to Cincinnati.com ]
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Goodbye Insecure: how the hit HBO comedy changed the game
Insecure has been a masterclass on embracing authenticity – specifically the authentic lived experiences of Black women – on television. “It shows Black people just being Black without any extra sauce,” said Orji in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. Sitcoms like Girlfriends and Living Single chronicled the realities of how Black women socialize and the joy at the center of our friendships. Insecure protects its realistic portrayal of Black women and Black life in general by centering Black creatives behind the scenes: the writers’ room, costuming department, and other central creative arenas. While some of the most popular Black television shows of the past were written by majority-white writing rooms, Insecure hosts mainly Black writers (“When I got to Insecure, our diversity hires are white people,” said Insecure writer Ben Cory Jones).
‘I was terrified’: the vet sterilizing Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos
When they were smuggled into the drug lord’s private zoo in the 1980s, there were just four hippos. A pink statue of a hippo greets tourists at Hacienda Nápoles Park in Puerto Triunfo, Colombia. Hacienda Nápoles was once a private zoo with illegally imported animals that belonged to drug trafficker Pablo Escobar. Animal rights activists and conservationists have also sought to protect the hippos, vehemently protesting any initiatives to cull the animals. “The hippos are not Escobar’s legacy, they are simply animals that escaped and bred and made a home in an environment that is not their own,” Serna said.
Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris accord, admits Sharma
Achieving a global climate deal in Glasgow in the next three weeks will be harder than signing the Paris agreement of 2015, the UK president-designate of the Cop26 talks has said. “This is definitely harder than Paris on lots of levels,” said Sharma, who took charge of the summit in February 2020, weeks before the first lockdown. “The IPCC report, while it was very alarming, was quite helpful in helping to focus minds,” said Sharma. Measuring all countries’ national climate plans against the 1.5C goal would be a key part of Cop26, said Sharma. “The stars were perhaps differently aligned going into Paris,” concedes Sharma.
‘We need him to deliver’: Biden faces wrath of disappointed supporters
Voting rights activists hold a brief rally before a civil disobedience action at the White House this week. Joe Biden delivers remarks at the 10th anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington DC. “Joe Biden has demonstrated over time his ability to take a licking and keep on ticking. “When the ink dries about the story of this piece of history, you’re going to see that as the continued theme when it comes to Joe Biden. Mike Tyson has a quote, ‘The key to being successful is peaking at the right time,’ and I think Joe Biden will in the end do just that.”
China passes law to reduce ‘twin pressures’ of homework and tutoring on children
China has passed a law to reduce the “twin pressures” of homework and off-site tutoring on children. China’s parliament said on Monday it would consider legislation to punish parents if their young children exhibit “very bad behaviour” or commit crimes. It has also cut back on homework and banned after-school tutoring for major subjects during the weekend and holidays, concerned about the heavy academic burden on overwhelmed children. At the same time, China is urging young Chinese men to be less “feminine” and more “manly”. The backdrop to Beijing’s drive for what could be called more traditional family values is the country’s growing demographic crisis.
Duran Duran at 40: Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor on embracing the 1980s, dream guestlists, and not being mobbed anymore
Duran Duran don't need to throw a real-life party to mark their 40th. Image: Duran Duran (L-R): Roger Taylor, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes. "Like all Duran Duran parties, we invite everybody," says Le Bon. Pic: Tape Modern/BMG Rights ManagementKnown for their innovation, from early music video pioneers through to their AI video, Duran Duran have passed the stage where they feel awkward about embracing their roots. While audiences when they started out were predominantly young women, the typical Duran Duran crowd has changed over the years.
Who is Alec Baldwin? The colourful life of the Hollywood actor and father-of-seven
Alec Baldwin has had a long career by Hollywood standards, and comes from impeccable acting stock. Image: Alec Baldwin was seen in tears outside the sheriff's officeHis careerBaldwin rose to fame in CBS primetime soap opera Knots Landing. Image: Alec Baldwin began impersonating the former president on Saturday Night LiveMarriage, divorce, and voicemailsThe father-of-seven is no stranger to controversy. Image: Hilaria Baldwin and husband Alec Baldwin have six children togetherArrestsIn October 1995, Baldwin allegedly assaulted a photographer who was videotaping his ex-wife with their three-day-old daughter as they returned home from hospital. His late-night talk show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" was also axed in 2013 after he apologised for homophobic comments made during the confrontation.
How 'sweet' and 'gentle' anti-paedophile vigilante was allowed to bludgeon innocent man to death
"Sweet" and "gentle" are not the words normally associated with a convicted killer who bludgeoned a man to death. But when filmmaker Christian Trumble met Crystal Hunnisett over a Zoom call, he was struck by how "charming" the murderer was. Just four months before Mr Bick's death, Hunnisett had walked free from court after being cleared of the murder of Reverend Ronald Glazebook. Trumble says: "The police and the prosecution say 'the mission' is overblown and made up after the event as a cover for (Hunnisett's) criminal activities." Trumble says Hunnisett's barrister Mr Martin-Sperry is still hopeful his client can be given a retrial.
James Corden is on track to become the UK's best paid television personality after a £15million deal
James Corden is on track to become the UK's best paid television personality after reportedly signing a £15million, two-year deal with US TV chiefs. The Londoner, 43, could surpass Ant and Dec as the highest earning TV star, with his potential £7.5million annual income topping the duo's £6.6million for their stints on ITV. The presenter's deal with television network CBS expires next year, after six years of being the acclaimed host of The Late Late Show. James' successful spell on the renowned show has seen him bag three awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special. A source told The Sun at the time: 'James took a huge gamble when he moved to LA in 2015 to anchor The Late Late Show.
Petrol prices nearing record high, AA analysis finds
Petrol prices are nearing a record high, the AA has said. The cost of petrol is being artificially inflated as increases in the wholesale cost of diesel is being "loaded on to petrol", according to an analysis by the motoring organisation. Average petrol pump prices moved within a fraction of 1p of the record on Thursday, figures from Experian Catalyst show. Average diesel prices on Thursday were 145.68p. AdvertisementThe AA said wholesale price increases since the summer should actually have resulted in diesel setting new records, with petrol sitting 2.5p off its record high.
Alessandra Ambrosio flashes toned midriff as she enjoys hangout on the beach in Santa Monica
Alessandra Ambrosio started off the day getting in a rigorous outdoor workout with some of her closest gal pals. And by the late afternoon, the 40-year-old model was spotted enjoying a relaxing hangout at the beach in Santa Monica. The former Victoria's Secret Angel flashed her toned midriff in a cropped grey top and a pair of bright pink sweatpants. Life of leisure: Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted enjoying a relaxing hangout at the beach in Santa Monica on Thursday afternoonOnce she setup her beach chair and various belongings, Alessandra eagerly slipped off her sweatpants and made her way towards in water in a pair of bikini bottoms. Earlier this month, Alessandra and Richard were photographed sharing a passionate kiss on the shore as they strolled along the beach with her beloved dogs.
How the supply chain broke, and why it won’t be fixed anytime soon
And many containers were getting bumped off ships and forced to wait, adding to delays throughout the supply chain. The global supply chain shortages have affected aid groups and nonprofits by making it more difficult for them to acquire excess inventory from profit-making companies that are themselves dealing with supply chain issues. The pandemic has certainly made supply and demand extremely volatile, shifting faster than the supply chain can adjust. A dollar that a car company spends to warehouse computer chips as a hedge against supply chain troubles is a dollar that it cannot use on something else, including bonuses for executives or dividends for shareholders. These sorts of choke points exist throughout the supply chain.
LDP endorsement battle leaves trail of resentment in Yamaguchi
But Hayashi stopped short of running in the 2017 Lower House election. The LDP Yamaguchi prefectural chapter’s switching of support from Kawamura to Hayashi is believed to reflect its fundamental attitude to politics. “In Yamaguchi, we don’t need a candidate who can’t become prime minister,” a prefectural assembly member in the Hayashi camp said. Amari and Toshiaki Endo, chairman of the LDP Election Strategy Committee, called on Kawamura to give up running in the Lower House election. By contrast, the inauguration of Kishida as LDP president and prime minister put Hayashi, a member of the Kishida faction, in the pole position.
COVID-19: Former vaccine chief Dr Emily Lawson returns to NHS amid concerns about pace of booster jabs rollout
The former head of England's coronavirus vaccine delivery drive is returning to the NHS to lead the booster jabs rollout amid growing concerns about COVID-19's impact this winter. Dr Emily Lawson had played a key role in the success of the initial rollout of coronavirus vaccines but in April she moved to Downing Street's "delivery unit", a team that works on implementing the government's policies. She has now returned to her previous job in a decision that could have been made in response to the slower pace of the booster jabs rollout. About one in nine of those who had their second dose of a coronavirus vaccine have had their third - an estimated 5.3 million people. It comes as scientific advisers told the government it needs to be able to "rapidly deploy" coronavirus restrictions known as "Plan B" if needed.
'He's supposed to check guns. He's responsible for what happened': Audio of 911 Rust calls released
The group were filming the Western film in the desert outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday when the tragedy happened. The 911 operator asks: 'So, was it loaded with a real bullet or what?' On the call, the 911 operator tries to ask Mitchell how many people were injured and, confused, Mitchell replies: 'No, no, I'm a script supervisor.' If you could answer them as best you can,' the 911 operator says. The operator replies: 'OK, so we're doing a call now for somebody else and we'll get two up to you.'
Utah school district failed to respond to serious and widespread racial harassment
Davis School District Superintendent Reid P. Newey is seen aboveA federal civil rights investigation released Thursday found widespread racial harassment of black and Asian American students at a Utah school district, including hundreds of documented uses of the N-word and other racial epithets over the last five years. The probe also found physical assaults, derogatory racial comments and harsher discipline for students of color at Davis School District in Farmington, the Department of Justice´s Civil Rights Division said in a statement. A Davis School District bus sits at the Bus Farm in Farmington, Utah in a file photo. Sometimes the offensive behavior even came from district staff, with staff members ridiculing students in front of their peers, the investigation found. Black and Asian students are each roughly 1 percent of the approximately 73,000 students enrolled in the district north of Salt Lake City.
Five sex offenders were placed in homeless shelter within a block of an elementary school in NYC
Manhattan parents were outraged when they learned that city officials stuck five registered sex offenders, including two convicted pedophiles, into a homeless shelter last year about a block away from an elementary school. City officials placed registered sex offenders Thomas Libby, Lonzel McNeil, Lee Jackson, Francis Harrison and Curtis Thompson in the Radisson Hotel at 52 William St. in 2020 amid the pandemic. The shelter is a one-minute walk away from the $36,000-a-year Pine Street Elementary School, in Manhattan's Financial District, and both McNeil and Jackson have history of sex offense crimes involving minor. This was the second such case where the city's Department of Homeless Services place sex offenders near a school. Since the sex offenders were on parole, the housing location would be illegal under New York State law.
Police say prop gun Baldwin fired on movie set contained live rounds
Alec Baldwin was handed what was described as a safe "cold gun" on the set of his movie "Rust", but the prop gun contained live rounds when it was fired, according to details of the police investigation into the fatal shooting released on Friday. The assistant director who handed Baldwin the prop gun did not know it contained live rounds, the affidavit by Santa Fe Sheriff's Department Detective Joel Cano said. He said the prop gun was one of three on a cart outside a building. "As the assistant director handed the gun to the actor Alec Baldwin, (he) yelled 'cold gun', indicating the prop gun did not have any live rounds," the affidavit said. Both outlets also reported that there had been at least one previous misfire with the prop gun.
Record 1.7M migrants arrested at border in past year
A record number of 1.7 million migrants have been arrested at the southern border for fiscal 2021, according to new Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data released Friday. The CBP’s last highest record number of arrests along the southern border was in 2000 when the agency recorded 1,643,679 for fiscal 2000, according to agency data. The current fiscal 2021 numbers are a sharp comparison to last fiscal year’s numbers, which reported more than 400,000 arrests. Agency data shows that single adults were the highest number of people arrested for fiscal 2021 at roughly 1.1 million migrants — a figure drastically higher than in recent years. Single minors for fiscal 2021 were at roughly 147,000, which was also higher than the last three years.
NFT collector group buys Wu-Tang Clan album
The Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin' albumAdvertising Read moreNew York (AFP)A non-fungible token (NFT) is a digital object -- a drawing, animation, piece of music, photo, or video -- with a certificate of authenticity created by blockchain technology. The buyer was kept secret until this week, when PleasrDAO, a group of New York NFT collectors, announced it had purchased the only copy of "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin". According to US media reports earlier this week, retweeted by PleasrDAO's Twitter account, the group paid $4 million for the two-disc, 31-track album. They are known among NFT collectors for having acquired digital works by US whistleblower Edward Snowden and the Russian dissident feminist punk band Pussy Riot. They now hope to share "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" with the public.
Steve Schmidt: Trump’s truth is hideous deception
Steve Schmidt says the Republican Party is far more radical than it was on Jan. 6 and explains exactly why our country is in trouble.Oct.
There's a lot for Republicans to like in this new Virginia governor's poll
Terry McAuliffe, Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin had pulled into a dead heat in a new Monmouth University poll. But dig deeper into the poll and you find even more for Republicans to like. Consider:* 1 in 5 registered voters said that education and schools was the most important issue in deciding their vote. That made it the second most cited issue behind only jobs and the economy (27% most important issue). Almost 6 in 10 self-identified independents (58%) said they disapprove of how Biden is handling independents.
GOP election fraud hype collapses as figurehead is charged with voter fraud
Rachel Maddow shares the story of a man who became a Republican symbol of anti-Trump election fraud when it was discovered that an absentee ballot had been cast in the name of his deceased wife. That man has now been charged with voting in his wife's name.Oct.
Countries Trying To 'Greenwash' Pollution, Says Greenpeace Chief Ahead Of Climate Talks
The head of the environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet. “This Glasgow meeting really is a vital moment where governments need to be courageous,” said Jennifer Morgan, the executive director of Greenpeace International. A spokesman for the IPCC's secretariat in Geneva downplayed the impact such lobbying efforts have on the panel's final reports. “They'll try and use this COP to show that they care, that they are really doing a lot,” said Morgan. A group of nine nations, including Costa Rica, Sweden and the Marshall Islands, on Thursday called for countries that haven't yet done so to update their climate targets ahead of the Oct. 31-Nov. 12 talks in Glasgow.
China reports 50 new Covid-19 cases, 6 in Beijing
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China reported 50 new confirmed Covid-19 cases for Oct 22 compared with 43 a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Saturday (Oct 23). Of the new infections, 38 were locally transmitted cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, compared with 28 a day earlier. The new local cases were reported in the provinces of Gansu, the autonomous regions of Inner Mongolia and Ningxia, the city of Beijing and Yunnan province. China reported 17 new asymptomatic patients, which it classifies separately from confirmed cases, compared with 26 a day earlier. The health authorities said Beijing reported six locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Friday.
King Harald attends ceremony for handover of important Sami document
King Harald was present when the important and symbolic document “Lappekodisillen” came home to the Sami archive in Kautokeino, 270 years after the signing of the border treaty between Norway and Sweden. King Harald was welcomed with a traditional Sami song and flowers when he arrived at the Sami science building for the presentation ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. State Secretary Haugsbakken from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture made the symbolic presentation to Sami Parliament President Aili Keskitalo, who received the document on behalf of the Sami people. “Lappekodisillen” is the name of an addition to the border treaty of 1751 between Denmark-Norway and Sweden, which then also included Finland. King Harald continued his visit to Kautokeino on Wednesday when he attended the state opening of the Sami parliament.
Sweden’s royals follow Dutch and confirm same sex marriage is no bar to the throne
A future monarch or heir to the throne in Sweden wouldn’t have to give up their royal role if they were to contract a same sex marriage. The Marshall of the Realm confirmed that a same sex union would not be a bar to succession, just days after the Dutch Prime Minister issued a statement along similar lines. He has concluded that a same sex marriage would not be treated any differently and would only require the consent of the government, at the request of the monarch. His decision follows an announcement by Mark Rutte who said last week that a future Dutch monarch or heir could enter into a same sex union. However, so far, only the Netherlands and Sweden have openly stated that same sex marriage would not be a bar to the throne or succession rights.
US Threatens Sanctions if Cuba Prosecutes 15N March Organizers
The Havana's Prosecutor Office cited this week the organizers of the opposition march and reiterated that the march had not been authorized and was declared illegal. Authorities stated that if the march took place, promoters, and participants would be violating the Cuban Constitution and potentially facing criminal charges. Authorities stated that if the march took place, promoters, and participants would be violating the Cuban Constitution and potentially facing criminal charges. Trump regime’s tightening US blockade on Cuba, with 243 new sanctions, has been intensified by Biden administration. Despite recent 184 to 2 vote in the UN General Assembly against US economic blockade of Cuba, Biden has imposed new sanctions going beyond even those of Trump.
Sri Lankan police brutalise Tamil youth in Batticaloa
A Sri Lankan police officer was seen brutalising two Tamil citizens in Batticaloa this evening, kicking one individual and dragging and slapping another individual on a motorcycle. The incident follows growing international condemnation of Sri Lanka's police force with Human Rights Watch (HRW) urging international partners to cease their engagement with "abusive Sri Lankan law enforcement agencies until there is demonstrated the political will to address the situation". In their report, HRW details how Sri Lankan police have committed grave abuses under the guise of the pandemic. Responding to the assault, Tamil National Alliance MP, R. Shanakiyan tweeted that "police brutality continues in Batticaloa and will fall on the deaf ears of Sarath Weerasekera". The proposed amendment effectively grants immunity to officers if the cases of human rights abuses, and subsequent investigations, are not completed within the six-month time span.
Astros DH Yordan Álvarez returns from double knee surgery to win ALCS MVP
APHOUSTON (AP) — Two years after winning an AL Rookie of the Year Award, Yordan Alvarez has an AL Championship Series MVP to add to his trophy case. “He is just that type of player that single-handedly, he can win you a ballgame,” Boston’s Xander Bogaerts said. He joined Jose Altuve (2019) and Justin Verlander (2017) as Astros winning ALCS MVP following Mike Scott (1986) and Roy Oswalt (2005) winning the NLCS MVP before Houston switched leagues. He had surgery that Aug. 19 to repair a partially torn right patellar tendon plus a cleanup procedure on his left knee. “Last year at this time, we didn’t have Alvarez, and we came close to going to the Series,” Baker said.
Islanders’ frustrating start could force more early changes
“I think you can take some good things from it,” Mayfield said, as Barzal touched his hand to his face, then looked straight down. So definitely think we could’ve pulled out the extra one in regulation.”So, yes, the Islanders are frustrated. Brock Nelson (r.) could see changes made to his line with the Islanders off to a slow start. AP“I love playing with Bails and Beau, and I think we’ve done good things and contributed to the team offensively, moving forward,” Nelson said. “We keep doing little things to ourselves,” he said.
Biden delays release of JFK assassination records, blaming COVID-19 pandemic
The US will “unfortunately” continue to delay the public release of records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and officials say the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame. The move was announced in a memo signed by President Joe Biden and released by the White House Friday. In 1992, Congress ruled that “all Government records concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy . In 2018, former President Donald Trump delayed the full release of the JFK assassination records until 2021. President John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963, and roughly 250,000 files relating to his assassination are available to the public.
Workers say Facebook was warned of 2020 election misinformation: report
Facebook workers flagged conspiracy theories and the proliferation of QAnon-related content before the 2020 presidential election. As the mob stormed the Capitol, Facebook mass-deleted pro-violence posts, a worker told the Times. On the day of the riot, user complaints about posts that incited violence had grown — as Facebook employees reportedly analyzed. Company spokesman Andy Stone told the outlet the site was “proud” of its work safeguarding election content. Facebook began to scale back its political watch after the election, even when Trump posted “They are trying to STEAL the Election,” on Nov. 4.
McAuliffe shrugged off Virginia gov’s racism scandal after pushing resignation
In February 2019, Northam’s page in the 1984 edition of Eastern Virginia Medical School’s yearbook resurfaced. Included among the images on the page were a photo of a man in a Ku Klux Klan hood standing next to another man in blackface. Two men — one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe and one in black face — appear on Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign from his position and denied if he was either of the men in the yearbook photo. “Well, he didn’t do Ku Klux Klan, in fairness,” the former governor said.
A Crusade to End Grading in High Schools
And yet, despite its early victories, Looney’s crusade for a fundamentally different way of capturing students’ high school experience has also drawn skeptics. But winning over higher education’s elites also meant persuading other leading private schools to join his crusade. Private schools educate some 7 percent of the nation’s high school students but a third or more of many top colleges’ enrollees. Similarly, if he could enlist more brand-name private schools, many other high schools, public and private, would follow, he sensed, in the same way Advanced Placement courses had started in elite private schools and spread throughout public education. Today, 275 private high schools and 125 public schools are part of the nonprofit Mastery Transcript Consortium.
Date Lab: ‘Our hello was not comfortable,’ he said
We didn’t know all of this background information at the time, but we figured there was enough for a good date. Dan, though, felt like we made a pretty big mistake from the start — and he wasn’t shy about telling us. “I thought that I would have had a verbal interview with somebody prior to trying to match me up,” he said. “Matchmaking is not a mathematical thing, it’s getting a sense of somebody, and thinking this person would match well with this other person.” How, he wanted to know, could we have set him up without interviewing him and his potential match first?
How to create a stylish but practical feature wall in your bedroom
Have lights that aren’t too bright. With bedrooms, “you want to make sure the lighting sets a mood,” Hill-Mattauszek says. “When you walk into the space, you don’t want to hit yourself with an interrogation light.” To that end, both Hill-Mattauszek and Underwood recommend dimmer switches or plug-in attachments. But if they are not available, “a three-way bulb works nicely to control the level of light in a space,” Underwood says. Table lamps are a great option in the bedroom, but you can also go for wall sconces or pendant lights, Underwood says.
How to patch drywall
But even then, if you have highly expansive soils and the soil becomes soaked, the drywall mud may bulge out over cracks you patched. If those are too annoying to live with, or if cracks reappear, there is still one remedy to consider: Cover the walls with something other than drywall, such as paneling, boards or peel-and-stick wall coverings. You might want to first paint the wall a matching color (or black, if you’re using boards) to keep the gaps between the pieces from being too noticeable.
Lakers' Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard get into altercation on bench during timeout
Tensions between Los Angeles Lakers big men Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard appeared to boil over on the bench during the second game of the 2021-22 regular season on Friday night. As the Phoenix Suns were up in the second quarter, Davis and Howard got into some kind of spat on the bench during a timeout. Video from the ESPN broadcast showed Davis forcing Howard back down onto his chair as he tried to get back up. Howard went back to the bench and Davis stepped back onto the floor. Davis had 33 points and 11 rebounds while Hoard had five points and six rebounds off the bench.
Durant's triple-double rallies Nets past 76ers 114-109
Durant had 29 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists, James Harden scored 20 points and the Nets closed with a 16-1 run to beat the 76ers 114-109 on Friday night as each team played without a much-discussed star guard. The Nets had never led or tied until LaMarcus Aldridge’s dunk with 48 seconds left made it 108-108. Embiid scored 19 points on a sore right knee suffered against New Orleans in the opener. NO IRVINGThe Nets decided Irving wouldn’t play or practice with the team at all until he could be a full participant. 76ers: Simmons’ next two chances to return are both on the road, Sunday at Oklahoma City and Tuesday at New York.
Ingraham: Biden doesn't understand cherished freedoms
Ingraham pointed out Biden made fun of the idea of people wanting to exercise their constitutional freedoms:"Freedom. I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID," Biden said to laughter from the crowd in the Charm City. "We understand that Americans have an inherent right to self-determination," Ingraham later replied. "We understand life is filled with risks, and we know that we manage those risks better than Washington, DC ever could." I’ve never seen anyone hate their own team as much as the Left hates America."
Bill Maher defends Dave Chappelle, knocks critics: 'Everyone needs to Netflix and chill the f--- out'
"Real Time" host Bill Maher offered a strong defense of fellow comedian Dave Chappelle amid the uproar over Chappelle's Netflix special. JOE ROGAN DEFENDS DAVE CHAPPELLE, SAYS HE'S ‘IN NO WAY TRANSPHOBIC’ AMID NETFLIX SPECIAL UPROAR"What the f--- was that reaction?" Just because people call Dave ‘transphobic’ doesn't mean that he is. Dave Chappelle does not want you to not be alive." NBC NEWS SLAMMED FOR DAVE CHAPPELLE HIT PIECE RELYING ON 3 RANDOM TWITTER USERS OUTRAGED OVER TRANS REMARKS"You know, you're not automatically right if you're trans," Maher continued.
Astros Eliminate Red Sox in Game 6, Clinch 3rd AL Pennant Since 2017
AP Photo/Sue OgrockiThe Houston Astros are going to the World Series after defeating the visiting Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday at Minute Maid Park. The Red Sox had their chances. However, Garcia put those fears to rest quickly, and now the Astros are back in the World Series. Garcia's unprecedented heat threw the Red Sox off. The Red Sox are a far better hitting team than they were Friday, but the teamwide slump came at an inopportune time.
Houston Astros oust Boston Red Sox, advance to World Series
The Astros advanced to the World Series for the third time in five seasons. Manager Dusty Baker’s team will open the World Series on Tuesday night, either at Dodger Stadium or home against Atlanta. “Hey, I’m going back to the World Series!” Baker told a cheering crowd at Minute Maid Park. The wild-card Red Sox had runners at first and third with one out in after a single by Alex Verdugo. UP NEXTThe Astros will make their fourth World Series appearance.
Family Of Brandon Lee, Who Died In Prop Gun Accident, Voices 'Frustration' After Set Death
The family of the late actor Brandon Lee, who was killed in a prop gun accident on a movie set in 1993 at the age of 28, has expressed their horror and frustration at the latest deadly tragedy. “It’s stirring up a lot of emotions — and frustration,” Brandon’s sister Shannon Lee told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday. And even more so for the family of Halyna Hutchins,” she said. Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on “Rust”. “It is unfortunate that it is something like this that is bringing it back up to the forefront,” Lee added.
Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis get into altercation amid Lakers' ugly loss to Suns
Lakers forward Anthony Davis tries to maneuver the ball past Phoenix Suns players Mikal Bridges, right, Jae Crowder, left, and Devin Booker during the first half of the Lakers' 115-105 loss Friday at Staples Center. Cameras caught Davis grabbing Howard by the arm, and when teammates intervened, Howard ended up getting shoved back onto the bench. Davis and Howard weren’t the only two unable to keep the building disappointment from the Lakers’ start to the 2021-22 season under control. A second technical and an ejection could’ve been looming had assistant coach David Fizdale not nudged Vogel back toward the bench. Davis, who picked up double technical fouls with Suns center Deandre Ayton, finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
The Charlotte Hornets do not hold LiAngelo Ball’s G League rights. Here’s why
If LiAngelo Ball is going to be a member of the Charlotte Hornets’ G League team, it will have to happen through Saturday’s draft. Due to a procedural issue, the Hornets do not own Ball’s G League rights as initially believed last week, a person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Observer on Friday. However, because Ball inked a G League contract prior to the Hornets’ signing, he’s been placed in the overall draft pool. When is the G League draft? The G League draft is three rounds and starts at 1 p.m. Saturday.
LaMelo Ball makes history in Hornets' comeback win over Pacers, draws MVP chants
It's only one game, but Ball helped the Charlotte Hornets erase a 23-point second-half deficit against the Indiana Pacers to secure a 123-122 victory in the season opener on Wednesday. A 24-0 run in the third quarter, in which Ball had 12 of his 31 points, sparked the Hornets' comeback victory. It was the third career 30-point effort for Ball, who became the third-youngest player with 30 points in a season opener. (via @jkubatko) pic.twitter.com/V93prLOzix — Boardroom (@boardroom) October 21, 2021A broken wrist cost Ball 21 games in 2020-21. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: LaMelo Ball makes history in Hornets' win vs. Pacers, draws MVP chants
CP3 hits milestone, leads Suns past shaky Lakers, 115-105
Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Los Angeles. During the middle quarters, the Lakers showed more fight off the court than on it while getting outscored by 30 points. Lakers: Rookie Austin Reaves got his first career basket and his first 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. CP3 20K + 10KPaul got his milestone 20,000th point on a free throw in the second quarter.
Fan ejected from Staples Center after altercation with Lakers guard Rajon Rondo
A fan sitting courtside during the Los Angeles Lakers' 115-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday night was ejected from Staples Center after appearing to get into an altercation with Rajon Rondo. It’s not clear what started the incident in the second half, but Rondo was seen making a finger gun gesture with his hand at the face of a fan sitting courtside. After doing it a few times, the fan was seen slapping Rondo’s hand away. A fan slapped Rondo's hand. While Rondo was seen clearly interacting with the fan on Friday night, it’s obvious the NBA’s problem with fans hasn’t disappeared completely just yet.
LiAngelo Ball may no longer play with Hornets’ G League affiliate
LiAngelo Ball, the middle brother of Lonzo and LaMelo, is now reportedly eligible to be selected in the NBA G League draft on Saturday, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN. The signing ensured the Hornets would retain his rights and could assign him to their G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. LiAngelo Ball was announced by the Charlotte Hornets as being signed and waived, but became draft-eligible for all G League teams due to procedural issues that prevent him from being an affiliate player of the Hornets G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, per source. Ball averaged 9.6 points, two rebounds and 1.6 steals in five games with the Hornets in the Las Vegas Summer League. The Swarm hold the 14th pick in the first round of the G League draft.
Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo
The exact number in Kosovo fluctuates as new people arrive and others leave when security issues, such as missing documents, are resolved, according to U.S. officials. During their temporary stay at Camp Liya, Afghan families receive housing, medical, and logistical support from Task Force Ever Vigilant. The exact number in Kosovo fluctuates as new people arrive and others leave when security issues, such as missing documents, are resolved, according to U.S. officials. “What really happens with these people, especially the people who don’t pass security vetting? The government of Kosovo, a close U.S. ally, has agreed to let the refugees stay in its territory for a year.
Child tax credit tussle reflects debate over work incentives
FILE - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., holds a news conference to talk about the benefits of the Child Tax Credit, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 15, 2021. Scott Applewhite)FILE - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., holds a news conference to talk about the benefits of the Child Tax Credit, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 15, 2021. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — To supporters of the child tax credit, there has always been an “aha moment” — the recognition that as little as a few hundred dollars a month could be life-changing. The steady evolution of the child tax credit reflects a fundamental split on how lawmakers think about human nature. The convergence ultimately led to the 1997 overhaul of welfare that established a $500 tax credit for children.
A daycare owner who hid 26 kids behind a false wall in her basement was sentenced to 6 years in prison
El Paso County Sheriff's Office via AP, FileA woman used a false wall to conceal 26 kids at her daycare in Colorado, police said. The owner, Carla Faith, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday. Police said Faith refused to cooperate but they eventually found a false wall that led to a furnished basement where they found 26 children and two adults. Kim Marshall, who had two kids at the daycare, told KOAA-TV they are still receiving counseling. Three employees of Faith's daycare were also charged in the case, KKTV reporte