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Analysis: Central banks and governments in eastern Europe at odds amid inflation
Finance Minister Mihaly Varga has cautioned the central bank against tightening policy too fast for fear of triggering an economic slump. However, we continue to believe that inflation in the CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) is not transitory," Societe Generale said. 'EVERYBODY'S HIRING'While higher inflation is a global phenomenon, steep wage rises driven by a chronic labour shortage set eastern Europe apart from developed countries. "Everybody's hiring," said Sandor Baja, staffing company Randstad's (RAND.AS) Managing Director for the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. Hungary's central bank is expected to raise its base rate by another 15 basis points to 1.8% on Tuesday.
Cape Town fights alien trees threatening its water supply, biodiversity
Summary Renewed focus to remove water-guzzling treesSpecially trained crews target 54,000 hectaresInvasive pine trees threaten Cape biodiversity hotspotCAPE TOWN, Oct 18 (Reuters) - In South Africa's Franschhoek mountains a helicopter drops off abseilers to cut down invasive pine trees that are choking off water supplies to millions of Cape Town residents already facing climate change-induced shortages. The crews are there to help to remove 54,000 hectares of alien trees by 2025, in the process reclaiming an estimated 55 billion litres of water lost each year - two months water supply for Cape Town. The control of the pines was fast-tracked in 2018, when Cape Town narrowly avoided having its taps run dry during a drought dubbed "Day Zero". Pine trees, first introduced from Europe during the 17th century, are now the backbone of South Africa's commercial forestry industry. PLANTS, ANIMALS UNDER THREATThe alien trees also threaten native animals and plants in the Cape Floral Kingdom, where 70% of the plants, like the famous fynbos range of plants that are found nowhere else on the planet.
Futures edge lower ahead of earnings, inflation worries persist
REUTERS/Brendan McDermidSummary Futures down: Dow 0.26%, S&P 0.31%, Nasdaq 0.42%Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Monday, led by technology shares, ahead of a slate of earnings reports this week, while a relentless surge in oil prices fueled concerns about elevated inflation. Facebook Inc (FB.O), Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL.O), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Intel Corp and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.O) slipped between 0.1% and 0.7%. Walt Disney (DIS.N) fell 1.6% after Barclays downgraded the media giant's stock to "equal weight" from "overweight". Oil firms including Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N) rose 0.8% and 0.6%, respectively, as Brent crude oil hit its highest since Oct 2018. ET, Dow e-minis were down 91 points, or 0.26%, S&P 500 e-minis were down 14 points, or 0.31%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 63.25 points, or 0.42%.
Explainer: What is behind the recent surge in violence in Indian Kashmir?
The fresh wave of killings by suspected militants appear to be targeted towards non-Kashmiris, including migrant workers, and members of the minority Hindu and Sikh communities in the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley. read moreSuspected militants have killed a total of 11 civilians since Oct. 6.WHO IS BEHIND THE KILLINGS? The TRF emerged in the wake of the Aug. 2019 reorganisation of Kashmir, which was accompanied by a harsh communication and movement lockdown in the Kashmir valley to forestall any large-scale protests. Indian security forces have launched a wide crackdown, killing 13 militants in the last two weeks in multiple operations across the Kashmir valley. The assassinations have spread panic among some sections of the population, with scores of minority Hindus and migrant workers fleeing the Kashmir valley towards Jammu and other areas.
Thousands of migrant workers in Kashmir moved to secure locations, hundreds flee
REUTERS/Danish IsmailSRINAGAR, India, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Indian authorities have moved thousands of migrant workers in Kashmir to safer locations overnight, while hundreds have fled the Himalayan valley after a wave of targeted killings, two security officials said on Monday. Suspected militants have killed eleven civilians, including five migrant workers, in Kashmir since early October despite a widespread security crackdown in the heavily militarised region. read more"We moved thousands of workers to secure places and are facilitating their return home," a senior police official told Reuters, declining to be named as he was not authorised to speak to the media. A government spokesman in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar declined to comment on the movement of migrant workers. The hundreds of thousands of migrant workers currently in Kashmir form the backbone of the region's workforce in agriculture and construction.
WRAPUP Carmakers shift up a gear in race to go electric
A Foxtron Model C electric vehicle (EV) is seen unveiled at a Foxconn event in Taipei, Taiwan October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian Hamacher/File PhotoLONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - With electric car sales soaring and regulations increasingly favouring zero-emission vehicles, a flurry of announcements on Monday showed how the global auto industry has kicked into a higher gear as it races to speed past the fossil-fuel car era. The shift to electric has also been accompanied by changes in the automotive landscape, with a large number of startups hoping to become the next Tesla Inc (TSLA.O). read moreVolkswagen's CEO Herbert Diess has made no secret of his ambitions to chase and overtake Tesla, the world's leading electric carmaker. ($1 = 0.8636 euros)($1 = 0.7281 pounds)Reporting By Nick Carey; Editing by Bernadette BaumOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
EU, UK must be given time to discuss N. Ireland- Ireland's Coveney
Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaks at the launch of his party's manifesto for the Irish General Election in Dublin, Ireland January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Lorraine O'SullivanBRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - EU and British negotiators need to be given time to discuss possible changes to Northern Ireland's trading arrangements, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Monday, expressing hope that they could register progress in the next few weeks. The EU has not said their package is a 'take it or leave it' package," Coveney said. Since then Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic and British Brexit Minister David Frost have met in Brussels to discuss a solution. In a statement after Friday's Frost-Sefcovic meeting, the British government said it would discuss the EU proposals constructively and in a positive spirit.
EU weighs further sanctions on Belarus over illegal migrants
A tightening of sanctions would follow broad measures imposed on Belarus' economy in June over Lukashenko's crackdown on protesters following his disputed re-election in August 2020. The protesters say the election was rigged, which he denies. Although Belavia has already been banned from flying over EU airspace, it still leases planes from EU countries, notably Ireland. Since August, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have reported a surge in illegal border crossings from Belarus. They accuse Minsk of flying in migrants from abroad and dispatching them into the EU.
Women do more to tackle climate change than men: survey
Women have made greater changes to their personal habits to tackle climate change than men have, according to a survey released Monday by the Women’s Forum. When it comes to other gender disparities on climate change, the report notes that the highest-ranking civil servants in ministries dealing with climate change — energy, transport and environment — are largely male in Germany (79 percent), France (71 percent), Italy (78 percent) and the U.K. (61 percent). The issue of ongoing global gender inequality struck a chord with respondents, both men and women. The report also documented the far-reaching effects of the coronavirus pandemic on mental health — with the impacts being particularly negative for women. In the survey, 69 percent of women reported feeling burnout, anxiety or depression as a result of the pandemic, 11 percentage points higher than for men.
Dozens of officials call for release of former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili
Internationally, the charges were widely viewed as politically motivated, and the legal cases against him were regarded as political retribution, including from leaders of the governing Georgian Dream party. Saakashvili has denied wrongdoing and denounced the legal action against him, but some Georgian Dream officials have insisted the prosecutors and courts acted independently and justifiably to hold him accountable for past crimes. “Saakashvili was one of dozens of former officials tried and convicted by their successors. The agreement included a provision setting a minimum threshold of 43 percent support for Georgian Dream in the local elections. Georgian Dream later repudiated the agreement, but ultimately won more than 46 percent in the election.
Brussels seeks speedy debate over deficit rules reform
EU governments will have only until the end of the year to hash out one of the most divisive policy debates in Brussels: Changing the bloc’s deficit rules. The European Commission is scheduled Tuesday to relaunch its consultation for the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), which it paused last year, together with the bloc’s deficit rules, due to the pandemic. There are some complicated metrics built into the framework that can make exceptions for public spending. Eight nations, spearheaded by Austria, are already pushing back hard against calls to quickly sign off on any compromise that could loosen the deficit rules. Simpler rules, green waiversThe Commission’s 14-page document stops short of unveiling specific measures.
Should Remote Work Pay Be Based On Location?
Daniel Zhao, senior Glassdoor economist, said most workers mistakenly believe companies adjust pay geographically based on cost of living, but that it’s actually adjusted based on cost of labor. Since the pandemic began, there’s been an uptick in companies determining geography-based pay based on where employees reside, rather than where the company maintains offices. She noted that although paying remote workers based on the employer’s location can make that employer competitive when the employer is based in an expensive area, it doesn’t work the other way around. “I personally don’t think you need to take a pay cut to work from home. White thought similarly: “A lot of companies that are doing location-based pay or location-based pay cuts sort of figure they are going back to an office again.
Progressives just put their fellow Dems on notice: Biden’s agenda isn’t a game
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is one of the Democrats standing in the way of President Joe Biden's agenda. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — agree to use reconciliation to pass Biden’s ambitious economic program, the Build Back Better Plan. In June, Pocan told Politico that he believed conservative Democrats such as Manchin and Sinema would be roadblocks to passing Biden's agenda. “Let’s face it, the problem is going to be, like, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and a couple other folks,” Pocan said. Thursday was a sign progressive Democrats in the House are willing to fight conservatives in their own party in order to pass Biden’s agenda.
Aaron Rodgers Screams At Chicago Bears Fans In Foul-Mouthed Rant
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers scrambled for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears on Sunday and verbally made his own extra point: That he owns the Bears and their fans. “I have owned you all my fucking life!” Rodgers screamed into the stands of Chicago’s Soldier Field. Advertisement“All my fucking life. I still own you.” pic.twitter.com/KvudpcqvoR — Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 17, 2021He had a point. The fourth-quarter score capped the Packers’ 24-14 victory, bringing Rodgers’ record to 21-5 lifetime against Chicago.
In House subpoena fight, Steve Bannon may best Democrats without a winning argument
Bannon may have a weak legal argument but still come out triumphant. Kill the Biden presidency in the crib.” He was ordered to testify Thursday before the House Select Committee investigating the insurrection. Does this mean Bannon will be held legally responsible for thwarting the Select Committee’s investigation into the insurrection at the Capitol? Bannon claims he does not have to comply with the Select Committee’s subpoena because any information he has is covered by executive privilege. Bannon’s already weak claim is an apparent attempt to piggyback Trump’s weak claim.
‘Failure is not an option’: Hayes on why Dems must unify on Biden agenda
Since Biden’s approval will likely predict the midterms, Dems must boost his success by passing his agenda. “They all need to understand that for both their political self-interest and for any goal of improving the country, failure is not an option,” says Chris Hayes.Sept.
If Biden's approval rating is falling, he's got himself to blame
While they are prone to point the finger at the GOP and the press corps, the reality is that the White House has largely itself to blame. What is the good news story that this White House has to tell? Yet, for all the bad news buffeting the White House these days, it’s quite possible that this is much ado about nothing. Biden’s numbers have declined in some polls, but in others they have remained stable. Any approval ratings in the low 50s (a point that Trump never reached during four years in the White House) would be a significant achievement.
Biden approval tops Trump, trails Obama at similar point
MSNBC’s Ari Melber shares highlights from his interview with Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning,” where he joined Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez to talk politics, policy and music. (The full interview is available via Hot 97.)Oct.
Sites where Germans killed Jews are dedicated in Poland
A man lays a candle at a new memorial at a mass grave to some 60 Jews, executed during the Holocaust in Wojslawice, Poland, on Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. It is one of many mass grave sites to be discovered in recent years in Poland, which during World War II was occupied by Adolf Hitler’s forces. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)A man lays a candle at a new memorial at a mass grave to some 60 Jews, executed during the Holocaust in Wojslawice, Poland, on Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. It is one of many mass grave sites to be discovered in recent years in Poland, which during World War II was occupied by Adolf Hitler’s forces. Nieradko says over 50 mass grave sites have been commemorated, 70 have been secured with wooden markers and she believes there are more still to be found.
Syria buries former lawmaker shot near Israeli border
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A former Syrian lawmaker allegedly felled by Israeli sniper fire was laid to rest Monday in an official funeral attended by hundreds of people near Damascus. Midhat Saleh, a well-known figure in Syria, was fatally shot Saturday in Ein el-Tineh, a village along the Israeli border in the Golan Heights where he ran a Syrian government office. Syria said he was killed by Israeli sniper fire. Israeli military and other officials declined to comment on the charge. Saleh’s son, Golan, a 17-year-old student, said that his father has always told him that the territory would return to Syria.
Egypt to require virus vaccinations for civil servants
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s government will soon require public servants to have a vaccination certificate or show a weekly negative COVID-19 test before entering their workplaces. Health Minister Hala Zayed said the government has secured more than 62 million shots of COVID-19 vaccine, with 7.8 million more shots expected to arrive this month. She said around 31.7 million shots have been given to residents since the vaccination campaign was launched in January. Earlier this year, Egypt mandated vaccinations for workers at tourist sites and resorts on the Red Sea and elsewhere in efforts to revive its battered tourism sector. However, the actual numbers of COVID-19 cases, like elsewhere in the world, are thought to be far higher in part due to limited testing.
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Gets FDA Approval for Zimhi Injection Product
By Chris WackAdamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its Zimhi naloxone HCL injection 5 mg/0.5 mL product. Adamis said Zimhi is a high-dose naloxone injection product FDA-approved for use in the treatment of opioid overdose.
Enochian BioSciences Completes Pre-IND After FDA Comments
By Chris WackEnochian BioSciences Inc. Monday said it completed an investigator pre-investigational new drug process following receipt of written comments from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies. The company said the request was based on the results of a 54-year old man living with HIV who had failed to suppress the virus with antiviral therapy. The patient subsequently stopped taking ART and received an innovative treatment developed by SRI. Enochian BioSciences holds the exclusive license for the product. Write to Chris Wack at chris.wack@wsj.com
'Succession' season 3 premiere recap: The Roys are racing to hell. Who's leading?
'Succession' season 3 premiere recap: The Roys are racing to hell. (This is why people speculated at the end of last season that maybe he wanted Kendall to hold that press conference. Safe to say Logan did not want Kendall to hold that press conference. Perhaps Roman is the one who, as Logan put it to Kendall in the Season 2 finale, is not a killer. Unfortunately, by the time she gets to Lisa the lawyer, Lisa has already committed to Kendall, for which Logan apparently blames Shiv.
Albertsons Raises Quarterly Dividend by 20%
By Dave SebastianAlbertsons Cos. said it is increasing its quarterly dividend by 20% to 12 cents a share after taking into account its performance and free cash flow generation. The Boise, Idaho-based supermarket company Monday said it will pay the next quarterly dividend of 12 cents a share on Nov. 12 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 29.
State Street Posts 3Q Rev Growth; Earnings Top Forecasts
By Matt GrossmanState Street Corp. Monday posted greater revenue and earnings year over year in the latest quarter as fee-based and interest income both grew. The Boston-based investment-management company logged third-quarter earnings of $1.96 a share, a rise from $1.45 a share in the year-ago quarter. Net income was $714 million, up from $555 million a year ago.
Intercontinental Exchange to Sell Euroclear Stake to Silver Lake >ICE
By Colin KellaherIntercontinental Exchange Inc. on Monday said it agreed to sell its 9.85% stake in Euroclear Holding SA/NV to private-equity firm Silver Lake for 709 million euros ($822 million). Brussels-based Euroclear provides post-trade security settlement, custody, collateral management, fund management and data services. Intercontinental Exchange, the Atlanta-based owner of the New York Stock Exchange, acquired a 4.7% stake in Euroclear in late 2017 from Royal Bank of Scotland for EUR275 million and raised its stake to nearly 10% in early 2018. Technology investment firm Silver Lake said it plans to request a seat on the board of Euroclear, which is majority-owned by a consortium of its users, mainly banks. Intercontinental Exchange said it expects to complete the transaction as soon as the first half of 2022.
German Rapeseed Cash Prices - October 18
German rapeseed offers from Stonex Financial Europe S.A. Quoted in euros a metric ton. Offer Franco Lower Rhine Oct-21 681.00 Nov-21 682.00 Feb-22 688.00 May-22 691.00 Franco Hamburg Oct-21 677.00 Nov-21 678.00 Feb-22 684.00 May-22 687.00 FOB Mittelkanal Oct-21 676.00 Nov-21 677.00 Feb-22 683.00 May-22 686.00
Albertsons 2Q Profit, Sales Rise
By Dave SebastianAlbertsons Cos. said its profit rose for the fiscal second quarter as it saw a 1.5% increase in identical sales and higher fuel sales. The Boise, Idaho-based supermarket company on Monday posted net income of $295.2 million, compared with $284.5 million a year earlier. Earnings were 52 cents a share, compared with 49 cents a share in the year-ago period.
Aditxt Public Offering of 2.8M Shares Prices at $1.50 a Share
By Chris WackAditxt Inc. said an underwritten public offering of 2.8 million common shares priced at $1.50 a share for proceeds of $4.25 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. The company said it plans to use a portion of the proceeds from the offering to fund certain obligations under its previously announced transaction agreement with AiPharma Global Holdings, entered into on Oct. 4.
Albertsons Raises Fiscal 2021 Outlook
By Dave SebastianAlbertsons Cos. raised its outlook for the full year on what it sees as a favorable consumer backdrop, Chief Executive Vivek Sankaran said. The Boise, Idaho-based supermarket company on Monday said it expects fiscal 2021 adjusted earnings of $2.50 a share to $2.60 a share, compared with its prior outlook of $2.20 a share...
Ericsson 3Q Sales Seen Ticking Higher on 5G Momentum -- Earnings Preview
By Dominic ChoppingSTOCKHOLM--Sweden's Ericsson AB is due to report third-quarter earnings before markets open Tuesday. REVENUE: Analysts expect sales to rise 1.4% to SEK58.28 billion from SEK57.47 billion a year earlier. CHINA: Network sales in Mainland China declined by SEK2.0 billion year-on-year in 2Q after the company previously cautioned that Sweden's ban on Huawei gear in the country could see the company face retaliation in China. CEO Borje Ekholm said in Ericsson's 2Q earnings report that it was prudent to forecast a materially lower market share in mainland China for networks and digital services. GUIDANCE: Ericsson expects the global radio access network, or RAN, equipment market to grow by 10% in 2021, with mainland China expected to grow by 11%, North America by 12% and Europe by 9%.
10-year Treasury yield rises, back above 1.6% to kick off week
Read: Stronger-than-expected U.S. inflation data has bond traders weighing the risk of a Fed policy errorWhat yields are doingThe 10-year Treasury note yields TMUBMUSD10Y, 1.606% 1.619%, compared with 1.574% at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday. The 2-year Treasury note rate TMUBMUSD02Y, 0.451% was at 0.444%, versus 0.399% at the end of last week. Yields were adding to the highest level since March of 2020.was at 0.444%, versus 0.399% at the end of last week. Yields were adding to the highest level since March of 2020. Germany’s 10-year government debt TMBMKDE-10Y, -0.139% was yielding minus 0.136, versus minus 0.170% at the end of last week.
Volkswagen's Skoda Halts Production for Fortnight Amid Supply Crunch
By Cristina RocaSkoda Auto has suspended almost all production at its Czech plants for the next two weeks as it feels the strain from a global semiconductor shortage, it said Monday. "Skoda Auto is currently facing a great shortage of critical parts, which in recent weeks has been forcing us to significantly reduce production volumes," Tomas Kotera, head of corporate and internal communication, told Dow Jones Newswires.
Here's 'one of the most bullish signals' ever for bitcoin that many investors may have missed
But the real thrills may be in the crypto universe, with expectations for the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund announcement as soon as Monday. The excitement has pushed Bitcoin BTCUSD, +2.40% to within a few percentage points of a record last hit in April at $64,889. He said while a bitcoin ETF “gives people access to the space that couldn’t get access before,” investors should consider the middlemen. Elsewhere, it was a mostly weaker day in Asia 000300, -1.16% NIK, -0.15% after China growth data, and European equities SXXP, -0.51% are stumbling. Crime author Carmen Mola, who just won Spain’s €1 million ($1.2 million) literary prize, is actually three men.
Opinion: The U.S. is playing a game of COVID denial and the financial cost to Americans is dangerously high
Investors are convinced that the COVID pandemic is temporary and a return to normality is inevitable. Federal debt held by the public is projected to climb to 107% of GDP (surpassing its historical high) in 2031. Increased housing prices, due to expansionary monetary policies, will flow through into higher rents and inflation. These will result in either higher prices or lower earnings. Water and food shortages manifest in higher prices.
Sinclair Broadcast says it is investigating ransomware attack that took data from its networks, shares down 1.5% premarket
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. shares SBGI, -2.51% slid 1.5% in premarket trade Monday, after the operator of TV stations said it is investigating a potential cybersecurity incident. The Baltimore, Md.-based Sinclair said it has identified that certain servers and workstations were encrypted with ransomware and that some of its networks were disrupted and data was taken. The company is working to determine what information the taken data contained and will take actions as appropriate. "Legal counsel, a cybersecurity forensic firm, and other incident response professionals were engaged. Shares are down 15% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.75% has gained 19%.
Occidental Petroleum stock rallies after Truist analyst upgrades, boosts price target to Street high
Shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY, -1.03% rallied 2.3% in premarket trading Monday, putting them on track to snap a five-day losing streak, after Truist analyst Neal Dingmann became Wall Street's most bullish on the oil and natural gas exploration and production company, citing expectations that record free cash flow will continue. Dingmann raised his rating to buy from hold. He raised his price target to $50, which implies a 58% gain off Friday's closing price of $31.66, from $35. That is now the highest price target among the 29 analysts surveyed by FactSet. "Further, [Occicental's] decarbonizing operations continue to gain steam capitalizing on its notable infrastructure in place/under development."
Amazon executives to be questioned about whether they misled Congress
Members of a congressional committee questioned whether Amazon.com Inc. executives misled them during an investigation of the company’s business practices and if they may have lied under oath. In a letter sent to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on Sunday, five members of Congress asked the company to provide “exculpatory evidence” to corroborate the sworn testimony that several leaders, including then-CEO Jeff Bezos, provided to the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee in 2019 and 2020. The letter was signed by Reps. David Cicilline (D., R.I.), Ken Buck (R., Colo.), Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.), Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) and Matt Gaetz (R., Fla.). The subcommittee probed Amazon’s use of data from third-party sellers as it has developed private-label products.
Here's 'one of the most bullish signals' ever for bitcoin that many investors may have missed
But the real thrills may be in the crypto universe, with expectations for the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund announcement as soon as Monday. The excitement has pushed Bitcoin BTCUSD, +2.40% to within a few percentage points of a record last hit in April at $64,889. He said while a bitcoin ETF “gives people access to the space that couldn’t get access before,” investors should consider the middlemen. Elsewhere, it was a mostly weaker day in Asia 000300, -1.16% NIK, -0.15% after China growth data, and European equities SXXP, -0.50% are stumbling. Crime author Carmen Mola, who just won Spain’s €1 million ($1.2 million) literary prize, is actually three men.
The Morning After: Apple's Mac and Google's Pixel events, previewed
While we know what the phone will look like — and some of its specifications — expect to see some software surprises. Will it be a humbly priced (and specced) device, like the Pixel 5, or something to challenge iPhones and Galaxy devices? The Financial Times reports nine schools in the UK will start taking payments for school lunches by scanning students' faces. Xbox Series X mini fridgeMicrosoft will start shipping its Xbox Series X Mini Fridge in time for the holidays. The mini-fridge has its roots in an image Xbox tweeted to show the scale of the Xbox Series X versus a full-sized fridge.
10-year Treasury yield rises, back above 1.6% to kick off week
Read: Stronger-than-expected U.S. inflation data has bond traders weighing the risk of a Fed policy errorWhat yields are doingThe 10-year Treasury note yields TMUBMUSD10Y, 1.606% 1.619%, compared with 1.574% at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday. The 2-year Treasury note rate TMUBMUSD02Y, 0.451% was at 0.444%, versus 0.399% at the end of last week. Yields were adding to the highest level since March of 2020.was at 0.444%, versus 0.399% at the end of last week. Yields were adding to the highest level since March of 2020. Germany’s 10-year government debt TMBMKDE-10Y, -0.139% was yielding minus 0.136, versus minus 0.170% at the end of last week.
Albertsons shares pop after profit and sales beat expectations, guidance raised
Albertsons Cos. Inc. ACI, +0.74% shares jumped 5% in Monday premarket trading after the grocer reported fiscal second-quarter results that beat expectations and raised its full-year guidance. Adjusted EPS of 54 cents beat the FactSet consensus for 45 cents per share. Sales of $16.506 billion were up from $15.758 billion and also ahead of the FactSet consensus of $15.864 billion. It now expects identical sales in the range of a 2.5%-to-3.5% decline, versus previous guidance for a 5%-to-6% drop. The FactSet consensus is for an identical sales decline of 4% and EPS of $2.28.
Facebook to Hire 10,000 People to Build Its ‘Metaverse.’ What That Means.
Facebook announced plans for 10,000 new high-skilled jobs in the next five years. Johannes Berg/BloombergFacebook (ticker: FB) said it plans to create 10,000 new jobs in the European Union to help build the company’s ‘metaverse.’The concept, which would allow people to game, work, shop and socialize in virtual and augmented reality, was first mooted by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in July. Facebook announced further steps toward making it happen, through 10,000 high-skilled jobs in the next five years, in a blog post Sunday. The company noted that its need for highly specialized engineers is one of Facebook’s “most pressing priorities.”
Jack Dorsey Says Square Is Considering Building a Bitcoin Mining System
Fintech group Square is considering building a Bitcoin mining system using custom-made chip designs that would be available to the public, according to co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. Dorsey, who is also the co-founder of Twitter (ticker: TWTR), said in a tweet that Square was starting a technical investigation into building a Bitcoin mining system that could be widely used by individuals and businesses. Bitcoin mining is a process that both underpins the blockchain—the decentralized ledger technology on which Bitcoin and other cryptos are based—and governs how new coins are added into circulation. Bitcoin miners use computers to solve complex mathematical problems which validate Bitcoin transactions and add them onto the blockchain. “Bitcoin mining should be as easy as plugging a rig into a power source.
Occidental Petroleum stock rallies after Truist analyst upgrades, boosts price target to Street high
Shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY, -1.03% rallied 2.3% in premarket trading Monday, putting them on track to snap a five-day losing streak, after Truist analyst Neal Dingmann became Wall Street's most bullish on the oil and natural gas exploration and production company, citing expectations that record free cash flow will continue. Dingmann raised his rating to buy from hold. He raised his price target to $50, which implies a 58% gain off Friday's closing price of $31.66, from $35. That is now the highest price target among the 29 analysts surveyed by FactSet. "Further, [Occicental's] decarbonizing operations continue to gain steam capitalizing on its notable infrastructure in place/under development."
Gold futures edge back even as global stocks slump
Gold futures were pulling back early Monday, after the precious metal put in the best weekly gain in six weeks. The retreat could be attributed to a perkier U.S. dollar and a rise in yields for government debt, which were more subdued last week. “Gold continues to drift lower on Monday, extending last week’s losses despite today’s current ‘risk-off’ mood,” wrote Pierre Veyret, technical analyst at ActivTrades in a daily research note. Veyret sees the next support level for gold between $1,757 and $1,731, based on technical analysis. Rising yields can undercut appetite for nonyielding gold and a stronger dollar can make the dollar-pegged asset comparatively more expensive to overseas buyers.
OfficeRnD, a SaaS for managing hybrid workplaces, grabs $10M
The decentralized reality of office work after the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive plenty of startup activity. A recently launched product -- called 'OfficeRnD Hybrid' -- is geared towards these corporate customers to help them move away from the traditional "all-hands 9-5" routine to a flexible, hybrid office model. The new funding will be skewed towards investing "heavily" in this Hybrid work management offering, it says. "Technology has been on a steady path of enabling flexible work for over a decade and COVID-19 has only served to accelerate the process," argues Miroslav Miroslavov, co-founder and CEO, in a statement. “OfficeRnD has become extremely relevant for the industry that is largely shifting to a hybrid work model having tested it during the pandemic”, adds Dmitry Chikhachev, general partner at Runa Capital, in another supporting statement.
State Street net income rises by 29%
State Street Corp. STT, +1.11% said Monday its third-quarter profit increased to $714 million, or $1.96 a share, from $555 million, or $1.45 a share, in the year-ago period. Analysts expected the financial services firm to earn $1.89 a share, with non-GAAP income of $1.92 a share and revenue of $2.96 billion. State Street said it plans to resume its share repurchase program in the second quarter of 2022. It suspended the effort in September and raised $1.9 billion of capital through a common stock issuance to finance its $3.5 billion acquisition of BBH Investor Services. Shares of State Street are up 27.4% this year, compared to a rise of 19% by the S&P 500.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Announce They're Engaged
Less than one year into dating, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are going all in on their romance and getting married. Reports of Kardashian and Barker possibly getting engaged first popped up in the spring. “Getting engaged and married one day has definitely been a topic of conversation between Kourtney and Travis,” the source said. “It could be a lot to process, even though everyone sees that Kourtney is undeniably in love with Travis. Kourtney sees herself loving this moment and is just taking everything one day at a time and enjoying their time together.”You Might Also Like
Ravens vs. Chargers: How to watch, listen, and stream
The Baltimore Ravens are set to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6 of the 2021 season. Baltimore will be looking for their fifth win of the year against a very talented Los Angeles team that has playmakers on both sides of the football. The matchup between the Ravens and the Chargers is a highly anticipated game, as many think it could easily be the best contest of the week. Below is all the information you need to know for watching, listening, and streaming the Week 6 game between Baltimore and Los Angeles. Game information:Teams: Los Angeles Chargers @ Baltimore RavensDate: Sunday, October 17thKickoff time: 1:00 p.m. ESTLocation: M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)Streaming:Live stream: fuboTV (try it free).
Final score predictions for Ravens vs. Chargers
This game has the potential to be another exciting one, something that the Ravens has become familiar with through their first five games of the year. Below we look at final score predictions for Baltimore’s Week 6 matchup with Los Angeles. Ravens 33, Chargers 30Robert SobusThis game should be one of the more exciting ones of the week. Story continuesThe Chargers also have a quarterback who can throw the ball well in Justin Herbert. Ravens 37, Chargers 3411
ShowBiz Minute: Lynn, Royals, Kardashian
The Below Deck Mediterranean alum recently took to Instagram to confirm that she and her fiancé Josh have just bought a new home in Sydney. On October 17, Hannah took to Instagram to announce the happy news. The former yacht shared a sweet photo, in which she can be seen flashing a big smile while posing in front of a moving van. After 10 years of saving I am finally a home owner - and what a beauty it is! !” Hannah wrot
Kourtney Kardashian Is 'Ecstatic' to Marry Travis Barker: 'Would Also Love to Have a Baby,' Says Source
Kourtney KardashianANGELA WEISS/getty Travis Barker and Kourtney KardashianThe Blink-182 drummer is officially keeping up with the Kardashians! Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker got engaged with a romantic, beachside proposal on Sunday in Montecito, Calif. RELATED: The Celebrity Engagements of 2021"Forever," Kardashian, 42, wrote on Instagram to confirm her engagement to Barker, 45. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis BarkerAlabama Luella Barker/Instagram"It was a very romantic beach proposal at sunset. Story continuesRELATED: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's Sweetest Photos TogetherIn addition to Landon and Alabama, Barker shares stepdaughter Atiana, 22, with ex-wife Shanna Moakler, to whom he was married from 2004 to 2008.
Opinion: Ravens teach Chargers a lesson on what makes a bona fide NFL contender
We like raising eyebrows, in a good way. Chargers coach Brandon Staley recognized as much. That’s what it is; we lost to a really good team on their field. “I think the experience we gained for all of our players the first six games have been meaningful, because we played six really good teams. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ravens show Chargers what a bona fide NFL contender looks like
Jackson Mahomes Does TikTok Dance On Slain NFL Player's Number Tribute
Jackson Mahomes, the brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, caught flak after dancing on the jersey-number memorial for a slain Washington player who was honored Sunday. The younger Mahomes posted a TikTok clip showing him dancing atop the late Sean Taylor’s No. pic.twitter.com/Hw8b2RBVWX — Reese Waters (@reesewaters) October 18, 2021Jackson mahomes is gonna be the downfall for patrick mahomes — MLY (@beatupdanzo) October 18, 2021glad to see the nation uniting and hating on that dweeb Jackson Mahomes — bloody branch (@bloodybranch) October 18, 2021Jackson Mahomes is a tool — Kyle (@Skol_9) October 18, 2021Case Closed. Jackson Mahomes danced on the Sean Taylor #21 sideline tribute for TikTok. Not good enough @FedExFieldpic.twitter.com/qNY8GnL1gf — Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoTWW) October 17, 2021Jackson Mahomes, who has nearly 1 million followers on TikTok, appears to have since deleted the clip.
Tyson Fury wants to ‘sign off his career’ by defeating Anthony Joshua, says Ricky Hatton
Ricky Hatton believes Tyson Fury “still has one box to tick” and will want to “sign off his career” by defeating Anthony Joshua. However, Hatton believes Fury will still want to face Joshua before hanging up his gloves to cement his legacy among the true greats of the division. Writing in the Metro, Hatton said: “If Tyson Fury wants a break after that war with Deontay Wilder, none of us can blame him. “If Tyson wants a rest, that will give AJ a chance to try redeem himself against Usyk. But knowing Tyson how I know him, he will want to sign off his career by beating AJ.”
Deontay Wilder would ‘love’ a fourth fight with Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder would “love” to fight Tyson Fury for a fourth time, according to his manager Shelly Finkel. Despite flooring his opponent twice in the fourth round, Wilder suffered a devastating knockout to Fury in an epic heavyweight contest in Las Vegas last weekend as his bid to reclaim his WBC title fell short. Wilder was taken to hospital with a broken right hand after the fight and has been handed a six-month suspension from boxing following the second defeat of his career. "It’s not on the drawing board now, but he would love to get Fury back again,” Finkel told The Sun. “He’s doing well, he gives all credit to Fury to perform the way he did,” Finkel added.
‘His Street Cred Went Up’: The Unintended Consequences of Outing the GOP Lawmakers at Jan. 6
The next day, in tweets and press releases, the DLCC called for their resignation, and if they refused, for Republican state leadership to strip them of power. “His street cred went up,” said Jay Costa, the Democratic minority leader in the Pennsylvania state Senate. “I'm only telling you what my Republican colleagues tell me: that he’s texting Trump, ‘Corman said this, Corman did that,’” he said of the Republican leader. In June, Trump blasted out one of his email statements: “The Pennsylvania Senate needs to act. The Republican Senate leader eventually did remove Mastriano from the audit investigation, stripping him of his committee chairmanship.
A.I. Breakthrough Could Disrupt the $11 Trillion Medical Sector
They spent over $10 million dollars – over five years – and worked with more than 100 doctors and 75 technical people to build the most personalized, intelligent healthcare AI on the planet. The end result of this groundbreaking development is the company’s potentially disruptive new AI health assistant app, known as CARA. Together, these two companies have the depth and experience to support Treatment.com’s world-class medical AI products. Revenue Stream #3: Clinical & Academic Applications – The company plans to leverage its AI for products in the medical industry, including university medical school training, as has already been done at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Treatment.com (CSE: TRUE; OTC: TREIF) offers the potential to bring an Amazon-style disruption to the healthcare industry at precisely the right time.
Desten claims 900-kW fast-charger adds 300 miles of range in under 5 minutes
Read that again: a little less than 5 minutes to recharge a range that's roughly equivalent to a Mustang Mach-E's. The hasty electron refill is said to be thanks to proprietary batteries from Hong Kong-based battery maker Desten and the accompanying 900-kW charging system. Desten says it made "breakthrough discoveries in materials and cell structures," creating a prototypical EV battery good for 3,000 charge cycles and about 930,000 miles of driving range. Or, with a 4:40 time to get 300 miles of range, perhaps you wouldn't need to — assuming you had access to a Desten charger. We don't know the battery chemistry, except that it's supposedly from "novel chemical formulations."
A small town in Tennessee that's up for sale for $725,000 is drawing comparisons to Schitt's Creek
Swartz told Fox Television Stations that she had received multiple offers on the town, and that both locals and from Hollywood producers had inquired. "I am inundated with calls from all over the United States," she told Fox, including one day where she received 93 calls. Swartz told Fox that four relatives had bought the town in the 1970s. "You could totally be your own mayor," Swartz told Fox. Story continuesCounty officials would handle the infrastructure, such as roads and water, Swartz told Fox.
Schumer Nears Make-or-Break Moment to Deliver on Biden Agenda
Most Read from BloombergSchumer has set an end of the month deadline to break a deadlock among Democrats over Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar economic plan. Schumer has to make some decisions not everyone will be happy with.”The outcome could determine how Democrats fare in next year’s midterm elections. But negotiations over the economic package of tax increases paired with expanded health, child care and climate change programs have dragged on for weeks. On immigration, Senate Democrats are trying -- so far unsuccessfully -- to aid millions of undocumented immigrants in the Democrat-only economic package and time is running short. The Senate parliamentarian has twice rejected language that would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of these immigrants in the economic plan.
Saudi fast-food franchise operator Alamar Foods considers IPO, sources say
By Hadeel Al SayeghDUBAI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Alamar Foods, the regional franchise operator for Domino's Pizza, is considering an initial public offering (IPO) that would allow The Carlyle Group sell some of its stake, three sources familiar with the matter said. Alamar Foods has hired HSBC to arrange the share sale, the sources told Reuters. Alamar Foods did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The sources said Carlyle would use the IPO to stage a partial exit, with one source saying it planned to sell about 30%. Saudi Arabia's food and beverage industry is the largest in the Middle East, consultancy JLL said in a report last year.
Foxconn unveils three new EV prototypes
At its HHTD21 event, Foxconn unveiled three electric vehicle prototypes including two sedans and an electric bus, according to a Nikkei report and YouTube video. Foxconn developed the EV prototypes under the Foxtron brand in collaboration with Taiwan's Yulon Motor. The prototypes include a luxury sedan, SUV and transit bus, labeled the Model E, Model C and Model T, respectively. They're essentially designed as kits, serving as reference designs that EV brands can mass produce to their own specifications. Foxconn said it would announce details of its EV production plans for Europe soon.
Bitcoin Pushes Toward Record as Futures ETF Poised to Debut
(Bloomberg) --Most Read from BloombergBitcoin resumed its climb toward all-time highs with asset manager ProShares poised to launch the first Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund. The largest cryptocurrency gained as much as 5.5% and was trading at about $61,032 as of 7:44 a.m. in New York. “We plan to launch the first Bitcoin-linked ETF on Tuesday on the NYSE,” Michael Sapir, chief executive officer of ProShares, said in an interview with Bloomberg. Bitcoin’s 43% surge so far in October has pushed the crypto into overbought territory, according to relative strength index data. Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Stock market news live updates: Stock futures drop as inflation concerns outweigh earnings optimism
Fastenal (FAST) CEO Daniel Florness said during last week's earnings call that "product and shipping cost inflation is not just high, it's brutally high." ET: Bitcoin prices hover near six-month high as first-ever bitcoin futures ETF readies for launchBitcoin (BTC) prices hovered around $60,700 Monday morning after breaking above the $60,000 mark for the first time since April last week. The jump came alongside reports that the Security and Exchange Commission was unlikely to block a new futures-based bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) from launching on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. ETF-provider ProShares confirmed to the New York Times on Monday that the fund will launch as planned, making it the first-ever bitcoin futures ETF on the public exchange. The ETF will offer investors exposure to bitcoin futures contracts, allowing them to bet on expected price changes rather than on the spot crypto prices themselves.
'Big Short' investor Michael Burry says he's no longer betting against Tesla, report says
Investor Michael Burry of "The Big Short" fame said he was no longer betting against Tesla Inc and that his position was just a trade, CNBC reported on Friday. Burry's Scion Asset Management said in a regulatory filing in mid-May it had put options on 800,100 Tesla shares as of the end of the first quarter. The actual value of the options position was not known. "No, it was a trade," Burry was quoted as saying in an email to CNBC on Friday, when asked whether he was still shorting Tesla. I was never short tens or hundreds of millions of any of these things through options, as was reported.
Facebook says hate speech on platform has dropped nearly 50%, thanks to AI
Facebook says it has made huge strides in recent years to combat hate speech, thanks to improvements in artificial intelligence, despite what its critics say. In a blog post published Sunday, the company said the prevalence of hate speech on its platform amounts to less than 1% of all content viewed – down by almost 50% in the last three quarters. Now, more than 97% of content deemed hateful or dangerous is removed by AI, Facebook said. The blog post came hours after a Wall Street Journal report, citing leaked documents, said Facebook has been exaggerating the effectiveness of AI in fighting hate speech and excessive violence. Facebook has been under public scrutiny in recent weeks following the leak of internal documents by a former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower, Frances Haugen.
Members of congressional committee question if Amazon executives misled Congress
Members of a congressional committee questioned whether Amazon.com Inc. executives misled them during an investigation of the company's business practices and if they may have lied under oath. An Amazon spokesman said the company and its executives didn't mislead the committee. He noted that Amazon has an internal policy prohibiting the use of individual seller data to develop Amazon products, and said that it investigates any allegations that the policy may have been violated. At issue is how Amazon responded to accusations that it uses the data of third-party sellers on its site when creating private-label products. In 2019, Mr. Sutton, Amazon's associate general counsel, told Congress: "We don't use individual seller data directly to compete" with businesses on the company's platform.
Oil prices remaining high a ‘headwind’ on economic activity: Market strategist
Bulltick Capital Markets chief strategist Kathryn Rooney Vera provided insight into the oil market during an appearance on FOX Business' "Mornings with Maria" Monday, arguing that prices remaining high would be a "headwind" on economic activity. ‘CRAZY’ BETS ON $200 OIL INVADE THE OPTIONS MARKETKATHRYN ROONEY VERA: We've already had prices at the pump doubling. So if we continue to see that, then we're going to get some slowdown with regard to consumption and the like. So if we have oil prices remaining high and continuing to move higher, then of course that's going to happen and it's going to be a headwind on economic activity. That's why I think we need to look at alternative energy sources and put our money to work there.
Facebook says hate speech on platform has dropped nearly 50%, thanks to AI
Facebook says it has made huge strides in recent years to combat hate speech, thanks to improvements in artificial intelligence, despite what its critics say. In a blog post published Sunday, the company said the prevalence of hate speech on its platform amounts to less than 1% of all content viewed – down by almost 50% in the last three quarters. Now, more than 97% of content deemed hateful or dangerous is removed by AI, Facebook said. The blog post came hours after a Wall Street Journal report, citing leaked documents, said Facebook has been exaggerating the effectiveness of AI in fighting hate speech and excessive violence. Facebook has been under public scrutiny in recent weeks following the leak of internal documents by a former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower, Frances Haugen.
Oil prices remaining high a ‘headwind’ on economic activity: Market strategist
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Stock Market Today: Dow Futures Lower On Weak China Data; Q3 Earnings In Focus
The weak China data, as well as concerns over faster inflation, fueled in part by surging power prices, triggered both a warning on interest rates from the Bank of England and a pullback in regional markets, with the Stoxx 600 falling 0.5% by mid-day trading in Frankfurt. Nasdaq Composite futures, meanwhile, are set for a 33 point slide as benchmark 10-year note yields rose to 1.602% in overnight trading. Biogen (BIIB) - Get Biogen Inc. Report shares moved lower after the drugmaker said late-stage tests of its experimental treatment of certain forms of Lou Gehrig's disease for failed to meet expectations, but showed enough promise for a follow-on trial. Walt Disney Co (DIS) - Get Walt Disney Company Report shares fell 1.75% after analysts at Barclays lowered their rating and price target on the media and entertainment group, citing slower growth from its Disney+ streaming service. U.S. Steel Corp (X) - Get United States Steel Corporation Report shares slumped 3.7% following a 'double-downgrade' from analysts at Morgan Stanley linked to lower metals prices and the group's expansion plans.
From 20,000 coronavirus cases a day to under 500: How did Japan do it?
Almost overnight, Japan has become an extraordinary, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Tateda noted that vaccination rates surged in July to September, just as the more infectious Delta variant was spreading fast. New infections surged just weeks ahead of the Olympics, forcing Japan to hold the Games with daily caseloads of more than 5,000 in Tokyo and around 20,000 nationwide in early August. But on Sunday, Tokyo reported just 40 cases, below the 100 mark for the ninth straight day and the lowest number this year. Nationwide, Japan reported 429 cases Sunday for an cumulative total of about 1.71 million and 18,000 deaths since the pandemic began early last year.
What a Week, China's Troubles, Hypersonic Weapons, Earnings, FDA Drug Approvals
Heck of a WeekDomestic equity markets pulled themselves out of correction on Thursday and Friday of last week. Speaking of Rocket Science...Two weeks ago, I warned that the Russian Navy had fired a hypersonic weapon from a submarine. U.S. missile defense systems are designed to destroy incoming ballistic missiles which are far slower, and far less maneuverable than are these hypersonic weapons. Earnings SeasonSure, earnings season got off to a solid start. The coming week, earnings will be reported from corporations representative of a good cross-section of industries with plenty of industrials and techs going to the tape with their digits.
Despite promises to lift some Trump sanctions, Biden leaves Cuba in deep freeze
Biden had campaigned with the vow of a fast rollback of many of the toughest policies imposed on Cuba by President Trump. But nearly nine months into the Biden administration, little has changed. Far from lifting the sanctions, however, the Biden administration tightened them in July after Cuban authorities’ violent crackdown on rare anti-government demonstrations and the arrest of hundreds. People familiar with the State Department review said the recommendations include solid ideas, such as the use of electronic wallets, that would satisfy the stated goals. He argued that the Biden administration is paralyzed by fear of domestic political reprisals.
The Sports Report: Dodgers fall into an 0-2 hole
Bill Plaschke on the Dodgers: The Dodgers lost their minds, then they lost the game. Newsletter Go beyond the scoreboard Get the latest on L.A.'s teams in the daily Sports Report newsletter. A starting pitcher in a high-leverage relief situation for the first time all year instead of two established veteran closers? The Dodgers trail two games to none and they deserve it. Campbell’s 10-foot birdie putt at the seventh sudden-death hole beats Nick Faldo, the longest match in the event’s 39-year history by three holes.
US Steel Stock Slumps On Double Downgrade From Morgan Stanley
U.S. Steel Corp (X) - Get United States Steel Corporation Report shares slumped lower Monday following a 'double-downgrade' from analysts at Morgan Stanley linked to lower metals prices and the group's expansion plans. Morgan Stanley analyst Carlos De Alba slashed his rating on U.S. Steel by two notches, to "underweight", and nearly halved his price target on the group to $17 a share. However, capacity increases including U.S. Steel's plans for a $3 billion mill that will start producing in 2024 -- will test the 'higher-for-longer' thesis (for broader steel prices) as the government moves to finalize its multi-trillion stimulus bill. U.S. Steel shares were marked 3.66% lower in pre-market trading Monday to indicate an opening bell price of $21.30 each. Cleveland-Cliffs shares were marked 0.5% lower at $21.35 each while Nucor edged 0.28% lower to $101.498 each.
Virgin Galactic Shares Extend Losses as UBS Downgrades to Sell
Virgin Galactic (SPCE) - Get Virgin Galactic Report shares fell on Monday, extending Friday’s steep losses, after UBS downgraded its rating on Richard Branson’s space tourism company to sell from neutral and said the shares could dip another 25% amid ongoing delays in additional test flights and regular commercial service. UBS analyst Myles Walton downgraded Virgin Galactic to sell from neutral with a one-year price target to $15, a little more than three months after he downgraded the company to neutral from buy with a price target of $45. Virgin Galactic shares plummeted almost 17% on Friday after the company said it was making schedule changes that would delay a critical test flight as well as push back the start of full commercial service to the end of 2022. In a statement Friday, Virgin Galactic said it was focusing on an "enhancement program" to improve the performance of its rocket-powered plane VSS Unity and the mother ship from which it launches. Virgin Galactic said in September that it had been cleared to fly again by the FAA after the regulator accepted its "corrective actions."
Overbought/Oversold Readings Can Help Target Trades
DBI, JOAN, QRTEA, EBIX Stocks quotes in this article: CALEarly October saw the S&P 500 reach its most oversold level in more than a full yearThe previous most recent oversold reading came just ahead of last year's Presidential electionWe all know now that was a spectacular time to be buying sharesSix other, relatively oversold, periods each gave rise to very tradable short-term rallies as shown belowSin...
Vanessa Bryant accuses her mother of extortion in ugly legal battle over family money
“Unfortunately, Kobe Bryant’s promise did not see the light of day as he is now deceased and Vanessa Bryant took each and every step she could to void and cancel all of Kobe’s promises,” the 48-page lawsuit alleges, saying Vanessa Bryant never intended to honor her late husband’s wishes. Advertisement“She was a grandmother who was supported by me and her son-in-law at my request,” Bryant said. Bryant said their relationship soured after she tried to make peace with her mother. “My husband and I have never discouraged or kept her from providing for herself,” Bryant said. “My husband never promised my mother anything, and he would be so disappointed in her behavior and lack of empathy,” she said in her statement.
Almaden Valley home with top schools, pool and Cabana Club membership
You’ll fall in love with this Almaden Valley property and its perfect location within walking distance to the top-rated K-12 schools that make this valley such an appealing place to call home. Play in the pool and spa or entertain and gather on the spacious deck and patio adjacent a lush lawn and foliage. Step down into the formal living room that features plush carpeting and a front-facing picture window. The adjacent dining room features crown molding, carpet and a view of the backyard pool and gardens. Additional features include a laundry room with a washer and dryer, a walk-in pantry and access to a two-car garage.
Review: George Orwell the gardener is revealed in a bracing mix of biography, history and criticism
George Orwell’s books have been read by millions and hailed as essential texts for combating autocracy. It’s not easy to find new angles on such a prominent figure, but Rebecca Solnit has done just that. In “Orwell’s Roses,” a bracing mix of biography, history, journalism and criticism, Solnit uses the English writer’s little-known love of gardening as fuel for inspired reflections on his work, hobbies, politics and nature. When Orwell planted his roses in 1936, he was writing “The Road to Wigan Pier,” which was published the following year. Orwell’s RosesBy Rebecca Solnit(Viking, 320 pages, $28)Author eventsThe Green Arcade presents Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Adam Hochschild: Live-stream and in person.
Axis Dance Company prepares for new era under Nadia Adame as Marc Brew departs
Axis Dance Company Artistic Director Marc Brew occupied one square of a video conferencing screen on a recent weekday morning, sitting in the wheelchair he’s used since a head-on car crash in 1997. How fitting that he had already decided that his next dance for Axis would be about his migratory life. To develop the work, Axis partnered with East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, a nonprofit providing legal and social services to immigrants. As Brew and Giles depart, Adame is excited to return, saying her next step will be to commission more choreographers with disabilities. “Things have changed, but not enough and not for enough people.”“re:surge”: Axis Dance Company home season.
Indigenous writers tell stories that honor, and upend, Native traditions
I recently read about the severe threat that climate change presents for Native Americans. Lately, there has been a new Native renaissance. Its best-known writer is Tommy Orange, whose “There There” tells the story of urban Native Americans and concludes with a powwow at the Oakland Coliseum. Largely staffed by and designed for Native writers, IAIA has become an incubator of sorts for new voices upending old tropes and stereotypes about Native American literature, experience and identity. It’s refreshing to hear contemporary stories from the new crop of Native writers.
Review: Elizabeth Strout’s ‘Oh William!’ is a poignant master class on aging and vulnerability
Chronologically, “Oh William!” picks up where Strout’s 2017 book, “Anything Is Possible” — an interconnected series of stories set in Lucy’s hometown in Illinois — leaves off. But rather than continue to focus on Amgash’s myriad townsfolk, Strout turns her radar once again on Lucy and her immediate family. Lucy, still a successful writer and now in her 60s, is as crabby and straight-shooting, yet as introspective, as ever. In their ripe old(er) age, Lucy and William aren’t giving it another roll in the hay for old times’ sake, even after William’s much younger third wife leaves their marriage. Because of its brutal honesty, “Oh William!” lands like a “dull disc of dread in [the] chest” at times.
How Donald Trump ended up in front of a presidential seal doctored to include a Russian symbol
WASHINGTON – At first glance, there was nothing unusual about President Donald Trump’s introduction Tuesday at Turning Point USA’s student summit. Neither the White House nor Turning Point knows how it got there or who created it. “We did let the individual go,” a Turning Point spokesman told The Washington Post. The Turning Point spokesman said the team was made up of staff from his organization and from the hotel. “Was someone at Turning Point trolling Trump?
7 Bay Area arts and entertainment events to check out this week, Oct. 18-24
Tre Posti, 641 Main St., St. Helena. The Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F. I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St., S.F. At the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F. Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, 1401 Howard St., S.F.
Dear Abby: I wish I could find a partner without the awful first dates
DEAR ABBY: I am a 30-year-old woman who very much wants to find someone to share my life and start a family with. DEAR ABBY: I’m concerned because there is tension in my family and I don’t know how to resolve it. — LOST IN CALIFORNIADEAR LOST: It seems you may not be the only person in your family with unresolved anger issues. DEAR ABBY: A friend brought a birthday cake to the restaurant where we were all meeting, and served it after the meal. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips.
Amazon brings its might to Matteson, doing everything in a big way
Amazon is its name, and it speaks loudly of how we shop and work today under the dominion of technology. He’s been with Amazon for six years and said this is the third facility he has opened for the company. Heyward said complaints about incentives ignore the benefits Amazon is providing to economically struggling areas in the south suburbs. A company spokeswoman said the Markham building, similar to Matteson in scale, should open around the end of October. Whether it is shoppers, labor advocates, people needing jobs or municipalities needing a fiscal jolt, Amazon sits at every crossroads.
Southside Dining Week and more things to know in Milwaukee food and drink news this week
Southside Dining Week starts soonParticipating restaurants will feature a signature dish for under $15 throughout Southside Dining Week, from Oct. 23 to 30. Food and drink specials are available from restaurants serving Middle Eastern or Venezuelan dishes, ice cream, bagels, tacos, pizza, chicken or hamburgers. Virtual guests can purchase a Bierhaus box for two ($50), which includes a variety of Wisconsin beers, Milwaukee pretzels and cookies. The craft beer festival features breweries, cideries and distilleries, and Kegel’s Inn will bring its Lakefront beer garden experience indoors with beer available direct from the Kegel’s truck. For tickets visit: steinanddinemke.comFarmers markets are winding downFall is the last call to pick up seasonal produce from Wisconsin’s growers at Milwaukee area farmers markets.
New report shows Wisconsin has the highest rate of Black imprisonment in the U.S.
The report outlined several causes for the nationwide disparities, and recommendations to help reduce racial disparities. The report notes that Black people and other nonwhite groups have historically been more likely to be stopped by police than white people. Research shows a prior criminal record carries substantial weight in sentencing, meaning criminal history factors disproportionately affect Black people, the report said. Recommended solutionsThe report offers three general areas of reform to help narrow the racial disparities in incarceration:Eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing . The report notes that Iowa began the practice in 2009, two years after another report from The Sentencing Project showed the state incarcerated 13.6 Black people for every white person.
The Planner: Your weekly calendar of business events
Black Dresses & Blueprints, 6 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Event will recognize women who are leaders in and have made an impact in the construction industry and their community. Hosted by Rebuilding Together Broward County, a nonprofit that brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. visit rebuildingtogetherbroward.org/BDBP or email robin@rebuildingtogetherbroward.org or 954-756-4422.
DeSantis wrongly punishes Democrats over vacant seats | Letters to the editor
The practice of making untrue statements has become the norm in society. A product places an advertisement on a can, saying it is 50% more than a 7 ounce can, but the fact is that the company has never made a 7 ounce can and the new can contains less than the old 11 ounce can. The lottery claims you win $5 million, when you actually only get that much if you let the interest accumulate for 20 years.
People on the Move: Career changes in hospitality, medical, technology and more
West Palm Beach’s Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and chief executive officer of American Humane, the national humane organization, was awarded the 18th annual international “Gorilla Prize” for her efforts to conserve endangered species and ensure Earth’s biodiversity for future generations, presented by Loro Parque, founder of the Loro Parque Fundación. Ganzert launched the worldwide Humane Conservation program, dedicated to helping preserve disappearing species by ensuring high, science-based standards of welfare for the millions of animals in the world’s zoos, aquariums and conservation centers that are serving as arks of hope for rare and endangered creatures.
Justin Fields shows some encouraging signs — but needs to cut down on the ‘Krenzels.’ Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears’ Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
“When something’s not there, he’s going to look to try to make plays. He’s a very smart quarterback that makes a lot of good decisions. Every now and then there’s a lot of quarterbacks that make decisions where you end up taking a sack and you don’t throw it away. There’s a lot of things that go into it. As you go into this you understand, in particular (on) third down, you come into situational football and how you have to grow from it.”
Russia’s coronavirus infections exceed 8 million
The highest concentrations of cases are mostly in comparatively urbanized western Russia and in the developed areas along the Pacific Coast such as Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, but the sparsely populated Siberian region of Sakha and Chukotka in the extreme northeast also show high case rates of more than 150 infections per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.
Farmers and John Deere suppliers worry about strike’s impact
At John Deere equipment dealer Sloan Implement in Fulton, Illinois, store manager Eric Maloney said the business is doing the best it can to manage through the strike, as well as supply chain problems related to the coronavirus pandemic. The dealer has been relying more than usual on repairing parts instead of replacing them.
Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success
Daily new cases surged just weeks ahead of the Olympics, forcing Japan to hold the Games with daily caseloads of more than 5,000 in Tokyo and around 20,000 nationwide in early August. Tokyo reported 40 cases Sunday, below 100 for the ninth straight day and lowest this year. Nationwide, Japan reported 429 cases Sunday for an accumulated total of about 1.71 million and 18,000 deaths since the pandemic began early last year.
Why more Oregonians took their lives through Death with Dignity in 2020 than any other year
Most people struggling through the final stages of a terminal illness have one choice: wait for the disease to play out and kill you, no matter how gruesome or painful. For more than two decades, Oregonians have been able to choose a different path.
Russia’s coronavirus infections exceed 8 million
The highest concentrations of cases are mostly in comparatively urbanized western Russia and in the developed areas along the Pacific Coast such as Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, but the sparsely populated Siberian region of Sakha and Chukotka in the extreme northeast also show high case rates of more than 150 infections per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.
Thieves break into four East Hartford stores overnight in failed ATM cash grab
The four thieves weren’t able to get any money from the machines, most of which had been emptied before the stores closed for the night, they said. All they got is about $100 from the cash registers.
Toyota to build $1.29B US battery plant employing 1,750
The plant is part of $3.4 billion that Toyota plans to spend in the U.S. on automotive batteries during the next decade. Most automakers are working to transition away from internal combustion engines to zero emission battery vehicles. GM plans to build battery plants in Ohio and Tennessee, while Ford has plans for plants in Tennessee and Kentucky. Toyota will form a new company to run its new U.S. battery plant with Toyota Tsusho, a subsidiary that now makes an array of parts for the automaker. Toyota plans to sell 2 million zero emission hydrogen and battery electric vehicles worldwide per year by 2030.
Michigan GOP lawmakers: National popular vote idea 'disastrous'
Supporters of the national popular vote compact have contended their proposal ensures every vote in every state matters. Last year, Colorado approved a similar national popular vote proposal. "Michigan should join 15 other states and move this country toward a national popular vote for president,” said Anuzis, a consultant who has worked with organizations backing the national popular vote movement. Supporters of the national popular vote are attempting to get enough states to join the compact pledging to give their electoral votes to the winner of the raw national vote total. So far, 16 jurisdictions, 15 states and Washington, D.C., have joined with 195 electoral votes, according to the organization National Popular Vote.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build 'metaverse'
“As we begin the journey of bringing the metaverse to life, the need for highly specialized engineers is one of Facebook’s most pressing priorities," according to the blog post from Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs, and Javier Olivan, vice president of central products. Facebook’s recruiters are targeting Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and Ireland for the hiring drive. The social network isn’t the only one working on the metaverse, and Facebook acknowledged that no single company will own and operate it. Facebook last month announced a $50 million investment to fund global research and partnerships with civil rights groups, nonprofits, governments and universities to develop products responsibly for the metaverse. But the company added that it would probably take 10 to 15 years to “fully realize” many of those products.
Myanmar leader says ASEAN blind to opposition's violence
Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy party was set to begin a second five-year term in office after winning last year’s general election, has been detained since the takeover and is being tried on several charges that her supporters say are politically motivated. ASEAN in April reached a “five-point consensus," to which Myanmar agreed, calling for the immediate cessation of violence, a dialogue among all concerned parties, mediation by an ASEAN special envoy, provision of humanitarian aid through ASEAN channels, and a visit to Myanmar by the special envoy to meet all concerned parties. ASEAN foreign ministers in August appointed Erywan as their special envoy. We were asked to solve it and we are the ones clearing up the problem. I want to say that ASEAN needs to do something about it.”
Protestors disrupt flame lighting for Beijing Winter Games
Yu Zaiqing, the vice president of the Beijing organizing committee, said the Games brought “confidence, warmth and hope” during the pandemic, which first appeared in China. “We can and will deliver a streamlined, safe and splendid Olympic Games to the world,” he said. The Olympic flame will be taken to Athens and handed over to Beijing organizers on Tuesday at the renovated stadium where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. The Beijing Winter Games will run from Feb. 4-20. Everyone at the Olympics — including athletes — will be expected to be vaccinated, or else have to spend 21 days in quarantine.
Some protesters have broken into flame lighting site in Ancient Olympia to protest China's hosting of 2022 Winter Games
SOLTVADKERT, Hungary (AP) — Zoltan Sztojka, by his own account Hungary's last Roma fortuneteller, lays 36 weathered tarot cards on a table at his home in the village of Soltvadkert, and peers at them from beneath the brim of his large felt hat.
Michael Matthew set to direct Merlin
Michael Matthews is set to direct Disney's 'Merlin'. The 'Love & Monsters' filmmaker has been tapped to helm an adaptation of T.A. Barron's novel series that places King Arthur's wizardry mentor at the centre of the story. Sources suggest that the movie is still in early development with Disney's live-action team. Matthews has recently directed the acclaimed adventure film 'Love and Monsters' that starred Dylan O'Brien and Jessica Henwick.
Biden faces critical next 2 weeks for agenda; a Kardashian gets engaged; NFL Week 6 results
Today is Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Let's get caught up. Here are today's top stories, celebrity birthdays and a look back at this date in history:TOP STORIESCrunch time: Biden faces critical next 2 weeks for agendaWASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration’s accomplishments on a global stage. Biden and his fellow Democrats are struggling to bridge intraparty divides by month’s end to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a larger social services package. The president hopes to nail down both before Air Force One lifts off for Europe on Oct. 28 for a pair of world leader summits, including the most ambitious climate change meeting in years.
Japan leader calls for greater military capability, spending
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for increases in Japan's military capability and spending in response to what he described as growing threats from China and North Korea in a public debate with eight other political party leaders ahead of upcoming national elections. The party leaders also discussed ways to mend the pandemic-hit economy and respond to any future waves of the coronavirus — issues expected to feature prominently in the Oct. 31 elections. As head of the governing Liberal Democratic Party, Kishida was selected prime minister earlier this month and called the election for the 465-seat lower house, the more powerful of Japan’s two-chamber Diet, or parliament. Kishida said Japan's security environment has been rapidly changing. He noted that North Korea likely possesses several hundred missiles capable of reaching Japan, and said Japan should consider acquiring the ability to strike back at an enemy base as a deterrence option allowable under international law.
German reporters protest nixing of probe into tabloid editor
LONDON (AP) — Journalists at one of Germany’s largest newspaper groups have protested their publisher’s decision to nix a lengthy investigation into alleged abuse of power by the chief editor of the country’s top-selling tabloid newspaper. A letter circulated on social media late Sunday accused Ippen.Media and its publisher, Dirk Ippen, of “breach of trust” for deciding to halt the report, which had been months in the making. The letter was dated Friday and the report was due to be published Sunday. The investigation focused on Julian Reichelt, chief editor of daily Bild, who has faced scrutiny over his management style that allegedly included bullying and abusing his position of power toward female staff. Reichelt, one of the mightiest figures in German media, was temporarily suspended from his post earlier this year but later reinstated, after Bild's publishing company Axel Springer SE said his actions didn't warrant dismissal.
This morning's top headlines: Oct. 18
“Halloween Kills” may be available to watch at home, but the latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is making a killing at the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. The David Gordon Green-directed horror scared up $50.4 million from 3,705 locations, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Larson 1st into NASCAR's championship 4 in a comeback season
“It probably still would have been on my mind going to Kansas,” Larson said. So that’s good”Three of the late restarts Sunday came after incidents involving Hamlin, Truex and Logano. Hamlin twice had contact in the closing laps, and managed to stay on the lead lap even after having to pit and finished 11th. It’s going to be the same way at Kansas.”That is another 1 1/2-mile track, where Busch won in May. Truex and Hamlin have both won twice in that span, with Blaney the only one of that group without a victory there.
Music, Barbecues, Wi-Fi: Managing Morale for Those Idled at Sea
Their bosses worry about mental health as the work swings between frenzied activity and more idle time. As of Friday, 665 container ships were anchored waiting to enter ports, according to data from Seaexplorer.com and Swiss freight giant Kuehne+Nagel International AG. There’s rarely a shortage of work to do, but such delays are forcing captains to find ways to buoy spirits for those stuck at sea. “This is probably the thing that is keeping me up most of the time,” Grote said in an interview. “You, of course, always have to be ready for emergencies so there cannot be any excessive stuff.”Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
'Enough's enough': tight U.S. job market triggers strikes for more pay
"Enough is enough," said Bradshaw, vice president of Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 252G at the Memphis plant. Kellogg officials could not be reached for comment but have said the company's compensation is among the industry's best. So far, at least 176 strikes have been launched this year, including 17 in October, according to Cornell University's Labor Action Tracker. Meanwhile, some union members have moved to decertify the union. That demand is echoed by nearly 2,000 healthcare workers who have been on strike since Oct. 1 in Buffalo, New York.
Grocery store shelves bare? These products may be hard to find due to supply chain issues
As the world reaches the two-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, more items are becoming scarce because of a supply chain shortage across the globe. In May, suppliers announced a shortage of chicken limiting some restaurants' menu items and increasing the price in stores. Fish sticksA customs dispute at the U.S.-Canada border has kept the Alaska pollock, used for fish sticks and sandwiches, stored across the border. Cross-border violations have halted the transportation of the fish and may cause permanent seafood supply chain issues. Heinz ketchup packetsWith restrictions on indoor dining, most people switched to pickup, takeout and delivery orders, limiting the supply of individual ketchup packets.
How a Nuclear Bomb Could Save Earth From a Stealthy Asteroid
“We know they’re not going to be a threat anytime soon,” said Megan Bruck Syal, a planetary defense researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. “Those are the ones that we tend to worry more about because they could come out of nowhere,” Dr. Bruck Syal said. “That’s the size of the whole Washington D.C. metro area,” said Dr. Bruck Syal. Any fragments that did reach Earth would probably be small enough to burn up in the atmosphere, said Dr. Bruck Syal, a study co-author. The post How a Nuclear Bomb Could Save Earth From a Stealthy Asteroid appeared first on New York Times.
Rejuvenated LeBron, Lakers eye return to NBA summit
Rejuvenated LeBron, Lakers eye return to NBA summit LeBron James says the Los Angeles Lakers are refreshed after a proper off-season (AFP/Christian Petersen)LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers launch their bid to return to the summit of the NBA on Tuesday with a new roster and a rejuvenated mindset after a badly needed first full off-season in two years. James, however, is confident that the extra rest since last season will benefit the Lakers more than most. - Oldest roster -James says he has noticed a marked transformation in energy levels during the Lakers' preparations for this season. The extra rest may prove decisive for a Lakers roster which has the oldest average age of any team in the NBA, coming in at around 30.9 years per player. While some have wondered whether the relatively advanced years of the Lakers roster might be the team's undoing, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel prefers instead to emphasise the squad's basketball IQ.
Tesla Shares Are Roaring Back
(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc. shares are staging a comeback as investors expect the Elon Musk-led electric carmaker to navigate the crippling semiconductor shortage better than rivals that have been severely disrupted. Tesla shares have been steadily climbing in recent months, aided by strong quarterly results that showed the company fared much better than traditional carmakers in handling the semiconductor shortage. Telsa’s handling of the chip shortage even drew praise from one of its biggest competitors. “One example for the speed of Tesla: They handle the chip shortage very well – the reason: they are developing their own software,” said Herbert Diess, chairman of Volkswagen AG in a LinkedIn post. Read more: The End of Tesla’s Dominance May Be Closer Than It AppearsBullish investors and analysts, on the other hand, say Tesla should not be compared to its auto peers at all.
Free food and healthy, too: Small town grows its own veggies
Free food and healthy, too: Small town grows its own veggiesDURAND, Mich. (AP) — Need a tomato for a sandwich? Durand in Shiawassee County, southwest of Flint, offers an “edible landscape,” a variety of free fruits and vegetables. The city council recently gave the gardens a vote of confidence by agreeing to spend up to $500 a year, The Argus-Press reported. Program leader Michael Nazarian estimates the edible landscape will produce more than 300 pounds of fruits and vegetables this year. Nazarian approached the city last spring, pitching his idea as a way to invigorate downtown and promote healthy lifestyles.
Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie lost tennis shoes before final
Cameron Norrie has revealed that his tennis shoes were taken from his locker overnight before he contested his final at the BNP Paribas Open, forcing him to play the biggest match of his life with brand new shoes. “I got to the tennis today, every day I left my shoes on top of the locker. I didn’t lose that, so it was a bonus for me.”While Norrie found humour in his predicament, referencing Andy Murray’s recent lost shoes in Indian Wells , his coach, Facundo Lugones, was less amused. He believes that a year or two ago, Norrie may have lost the match and blamed his shoes but he has transformed his mentality. Obviously, for anyone who has played tennis at a decent level, it’s very tough to play with brand-new shoes.
10 of the best post-WFH shirts to buy now
The best place to begin this refresh is to reconsider your shirts. Charles Tyrwhitt has a dedicated “Business of Life” collection, a hybrid-working-inspired wardrobe that can be dressed up or down; its button-down garment-washed Oxford shirt is a winner. M&S Collection has good selection (the sage Oxford is a favourite). The best advice I can give is to opt for a single-coloured stripe, like Cut&Pin’s cotton Oxford shirt in navy stripe, or Mango’s regular-fit shirt with khaki stripes. There are some great shirts (Cos, Pull & Bear, Arket and Zara, see below) featuring a modern take on a classic soft collar.
Margaret Hodge criticises ‘Bullingdon Club’ atmosphere of politics; MPs to pay tribute to David Amess – live
11:10More than 4,500 people have been held in immigration detention in the UK before being released into the community and only then identified as potential victims of trafficking, official figures for the past five years show. Charities claim the figures demonstrate a “detain first, ask later” attitude that runs counter to the fight against modern slavery and suggest others are probably being deported without having been referred for support. They fear the situation will be exacerbated by the nationality and borders bill, which they say makes it harder to identify victims. Maya Esslemont, the director of the charity After Exploitation, which obtained the data, released to coincide with anti-slavery week, said: “It is terrifying that, as hard evidence shows just how often survivors are punished rather than supported, the government would put considerable resource behind making the trafficking decision-making process even stricter.
Jefferson Statue May Be Removed After More Than 100 Years at City Hall
For more than 100 years, a 7-foot-tall statue of Thomas Jefferson has towered over members of the New York City Council in their chamber at City Hall. But as the country continues the slow and painful process of determining who deserves to be memorialized in shared public spaces, the removal of the Jefferson statue is receiving far more serious consideration. The Jefferson statue in Washington, by the celebrated French artist Pierre-Jean David d’Angers, was dedicated to the American people. The Jefferson statue has survived several attempted removals over the last two decades. “We tell history, and history is tough and it’s filled with contradictions.”The post Jefferson Statue May Be Removed After More Than 100 Years at City Hall appeared first on New York Times.
India floods: at least 25 dead after heavy rains spark landslides in Kerala
At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in south-western India, officials said on Sunday, as rescuers scoured muddy debris for survivors and the military flew in emergency supplies. Everything is gone,” a distraught man told Kerala news channel Manorama TV in Koottickal town in Kottayam, which was hit by a landslide. 00:21 India: floodwaters sweep away house in Kerala – videoAnother woman from the town added: “The hill broke off near us. A Kerala resident carries a dog amid the debris of his home after flash floods hit. Photograph: Appu S Narayanan/AFP/Getty ImagesThe India Meteorological Department said the heavy rains, caused by a low pressure area over the south-eastern Arabian Sea and Kerala, were expected to ease on Monday.
Sex, Love & Goop: Gwyneth Paltrow has made the weirdest sex show on the planet
Sex, Love & Goop is an absolute frenzy of them. The rough format of the show is this: a handful of carefully selected, LA healthy-styled couples have come to Paltrow, for some reason, to help them reconnect via sex and foreplay. But Sex, Love & Goop feels like it might have been talked about like this in early pitch meetings: “The vagina candle woman who was married to Coldplay is going to make the weirdest sex show on the planet! Who is Sex, Love & Goop really for? Everybody else: I think they are all talking about the new series of You at the moment.
Motorist fined after CCTV confuses his number plate with woman’s T-shirt
A second photo shows an image of a woman wearing a protective mask, handbag over her shoulder and T-shirt declaring “Knitter”. Paula Knight, a bookkeeper, told the Daily Mail she contacted the council to alert officials to their mistake and they agreed to cancel the £90 fine. The alleged offence took place in June but Knight, 54, did not receive the penalty notice until last month. “The fine had already gone up from £60 to £90 because we hadn’t paid within 30 days,” she told the Daily Mail. There was no way I was going to pay for a woman walking in a bus lane with a funny T-shirt on.”
Retiring to France: how to navigate the wealth tax and 'forced heirship' inheritance rules
All you need to know about French tax rulesAnyone planning their move must consider their financial and tax situation before they relocate, or risk facing hefty bills. One key difference in France is its heftier capital gains tax. The French tax inspector treats any cases where people have not submitted appropriate French tax returns or have under declared very seriously. Certain UK tax efficient investments become unavailable once you have moved abroad, including Isas. The wealth tax is only payable for British nationals five tax years after they become a resident in France.
Home, review: 1970 tale of lost souls that speaks pointedly to our post-lockdown times
David Storey made his name at the start of the Sixties with This Sporting Life, his flintily descriptive autobiographical novel – turned mud-and-guts film – about an embattled young Wakefield miner and rugby league player. But at the end of the decade he enjoyed a rare, remarkable burst of creativity, and run of success, in the theatre. In Celebration (1969), which centred on a fractious family reunion, “took three days”, he claimed. The same year, 1970, saw another Royal Court premiere: Home – now revived at Chichester Festival Theatre's Mercury – which took a mere two days to pen. Astonishingly, he claimed he had a starting point, two people sitting outdoors talking, but no foreseen direction.
How Hush quietly became the British high street’s winning label
It is purely coincidental that the ascent of the high street brand Hush has been a quiet, steady one. As much of the rest of the high street has crumbled and failed to stand up to digital, youth-oriented competitors such as Boohoo, Hush has held its ground as a destination for grown-up, comfortable and joy-bringing style. Today, with 150 employees, it marks 18 years of business. Compared to many of the behemoth retailers that dominated in Britain when Hush launched in 2003 (Topshop was in its heyday, and Primark pushed faster-than-fast fashion) the brand is relatively small fry. These days it is rare to find a brand that knows exactly who its customer is and what they want – in the long term, Hush has won simply by listening.
Retiring to Australia: the lowdown on tax, property and how to get a tax-free pension
This is the fourth part in a series looking at the rules and tax implications of retiring abroad post-Brexit, including to Spain, France, Portugal, Australia and Canada. Its zero income tax policy on local pensions may sound attractive, but any aspiring expats must be aware their state pension would be frozen and they could start receiving tax bills on their Isa income. Here is everything you need to know about relocating to Australia, from taxes and visas to pensions and property prices. There is a risk that HM Revenue and Customs taxes the pension at source in the UK, which would need to be claimed back. Tax is due on UK pension money at the marginal rate of income tax in Australia, which is 19pc up to $37,000AUD (£19,700) and jumps to 32.5pc on income above that threshold.
The best places to eat, drink and shop in Hove
Former MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards has run Etch, a 15-table British tasting-menu restaurant in Hove, since early 2017. The Little Fish Market“Duncan Ray, the head chef here, is basically a one-man band. It’s a very intimate restaurant with room for only about 20 guests. Ray’s background is with Heston Blumenthal, so there’s a fine-dining side to his food, seen in dishes such as a brilliant mackerel eclair, but he also does the classics well. Proper good cooking.”10 Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS; thelittlefishmarket.co.ukThe Connaught Pub & Kitchen
How to get the best value out of private school and make it worth the cost
There has been a slump in the number of children at private school, despite the fact many youngsters who attend fee-paying schools enjoy greater life prospects. Figures published by the Department for Education show that in the 2020-21 school year the number of students at private schools was 569,366. In 2018 almost 6,000 private school children had their places fully funded by bursaries, according to the Independent Schools Council. Overall, around a third of all pupils at private schools pay reduced or no fees. Save money on uniformsExpensive blazers and sports kits for private school can set parents back more than £500 per child.
For sale: a £3m Cotswolds retreat next door to Princess Anne
A man called Ian Ball, who was later admitted to a psychiatric hospital, had ambushed the Princess’ Austin while she was on her way back to Buckingham Palace after a charity event. Driving past the fray, Russell later told the press he thought: “That’s a liberty! The Queen awarded Russell the George Medal to thank him for his bravery – and there was reportedly a conversation about paying off the mortgage on his Kent home. At the start of 2020, Russell sold the medal at auction for £50,000. Police had found a long ransom note in Ball’s car demanding that the Queen send 20 suitcases of £5 notes, totalling £3m, on a plane to Switzerland.
Tactician, disciplinarian or wildcard? The choice Manchester United must make about next manager
You could argue that it is job done for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. If United chose to dispense with their manager tomorrow what sort of replacement would they be after? Currently at Lokomotiv Moscow as Head of Sports and Development. Lokomotiv Moscow is apparently now a sixth form college. The worry would be that United tried similar with Mourinho, which bummed everyone out so much that the club applied their Solskjaer nostalgia plaster.
Heavy-handed Melbourne police 'check coffee cups' to ensure residents aren't violating mask mandates
Footage has emerged of police in Victoria checking people’s coffee cups in a park to ensure they were genuinely drinking coffee and not using an empty cup as a prop for avoiding wearing a mask. The Australian state has endured over 250 days’ worth of lockdowns over the past 20 months as it has battled three waves of Covid-19. Most recently Victorian officials have used restrictions, including outdoor and indoor mask mandates, and a ramped-up vaccination rollout to tackle the Delta-variant. The footage emerged over the weekend, with some arguing it highlights an excessive approach to enforcing Covid restrictions that has characterised the state’s pandemic strategy.
Emiliano Sala death: Man pleads guilty to flight charge
David Henderson, 66, has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to discharge a passenger without valid permission or authorisation, relating to the flight in which footballer Emiliano Sala died. Henderson, of Hotham, East Yorkshire, pleaded guilty when he asked to be rearraigned on the eve of his trial at Cardiff Crown Court. He is to stand trial accused of endangering the safety of an aircraft, an offence under the Air Navigation Order (2016), brought by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
While we tie ourselves up in environmental regulations, China is taking advantage
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CJ Cup: Rory McIlroy claims 20th PGA win and £1.3million prize with huge victory
Rory McIlroy put his Ryder Cup pain behind him to join a select band of players with 20 PGA victories with a one-stroke win in the CJ Cup in Las Vegas on Sunday. McIlroy scored only one point at Whistling Straits - his lowest haul from any of his six Ryder Cup appearances - amid only the second loss he has suffered for Team Europe. McIlroy earned his lone point through his consolation Sunday win over Xander Schauffele, when the US had already all but secured victory. 'On the Saturday night of the Ryder Cup... 'Sunday night at the Ryder Cup I thought, "Go to Vegas, go to CJ and try to build on this little bit of a breakthrough that I've had".'
Beijing 2022: Protest staged at Winter Olympics torch lighting
Mr Bach expressed confidence the games would go ahead as planned. Speaking at the ceremony on Monday, he said the event could be an "important moment to bring the world together in a spirit of peace, friendship and solidarity".
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Emiliano Sala: David Henderson pleads guilty to flight charge
The Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) reported at the start of the year that the plane had been leaking carbon monoxide during the flight and a final manoeuvre by Mr Ibbotson to pull up the plane had caused it to break up mid-air.
Succession: Critics hail HBO drama's 'exhilarating' return
"There is no shortage of the corporate manoeuverings, jockeyings for position, eyes on chances and arses being covered that we have come to expect of America's most monstrous family company," she went on.
Tyson Fury believes Joe Joyce - NOT Anthony Joshua - is the heavyweight dangerman
Tyson Fury is more worried about the looming threat of Joe Joyce than he is Anthony Joshua, according to the Gypsy King's UK promoter Frank Warren. But Warren believes that Fury is more worried about Joyce than he is AJ, with the 36-year-old holding a 13-0 record and some big ambitions. Joe Joyce is a formidable opponent, according to Tyson Fury's UK promoter Frank WarrenWarren (left) says that Fury (centre) is more worried about Joyce than he is Anthony Joshua'I was talking to Tyson about him,' Warren told Sky Sports. Having already previously been beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr, AJ's legacy is now tarnished and many believe Fury would have little trouble beating him. Joyce (left) beat Daniel Dubois in the Battle of the Brits last November, and is still unbeaten
Barcelona: Ronald Koeman insists he has 'ALWAYS believed' in Philippe Coutinho
Ronald Koeman has praised Philippe Coutinho for scoring his first goal in 11 months after coming off the bench in Barcelona in a 3-1 win against Valencia on Sunday. Koeman says he has 'always believed' in the midfielder's abilities and insisted his strike against Valencia was an 'important step' in his career at the club. The Barcelona manager also insisted that Coutinho gave his team the 'freedom' they needed to 'control the game', adding that 'physically he is just getting better and better'. Ronald Koeman has praised Philippe Coutinho for scoring his first goal in 11 months (above)When asked about Coutinho's performance in his post-match conference, Koeman said: 'It was good. 'He has taken an important step because I have always believed in Coutinho.
Mayumi Moriyama, Japan's first female chief Cabinet secretary, dies at 93
Mayumi Moriyama, Japan’s first and so far only female chief Cabinet secretary, has died, the House of Representatives said Monday. While serving as the top government spokeswoman, Moriyama made headlines in 1990 when she tried to present a trophy to a sumo champion in the ring — traditionally off-limits to women — and was stopped by the Japan Sumo Association. A graduate of the University of Tokyo, she was first elected to the House of Councilors in 1980 after working as a bureau chief at the then-Labor Ministry, and switched to the House of Representatives in 1996. After her stint as chief Cabinet secretary for Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu, which lasted for about six months from 1989 to 1990, Moriyama worked as both education and justice minister. She announced her retirement from politics in August 2009 after the Liberal Democratic Party refused to put her on its proportional representation list for the general election later that month.
Newcastle HAVE to approach Steven Gerrard but the Rangers boss should SWERVE the job
The videos that filtered out of the Rangers dressing room when they won their first league title for a decade said everything about Steven Gerrard. That will be no different now as a manager and the job he has performed at Rangers is astonishing. The Rangers support would understand his departure for Anfield, whereas it might be a somewhat different conversation with Newcastle. There are plenty of things to consider and I wouldn't completely write off the Newcastle job. But how far away is real success at Newcastle — and I mean silverware — and how does that impact on the Liverpool job?
China's growing space capabilities raise fears of an uncontrolled arms race
The fear is that we're heading into an uncontrolled arms race, with Chinese breakthroughs changing the strategic game. US officials may have been surprised by the speed of China's development but they have long had warning: China acknowledged its first hypersonic weapon test in 2014. Combining hypersonic weapons with a space-based capability makes some things possible which threaten America. An expensive arms race with the US is a mistake China is unlikely to repeat. So it is a different type of arms race.
Furious Roma boss Jose Mourinho takes aim at Juventus after controversial defeat
A furious Jose Mourinho has slammed Juventus after his Roma side were left to rue a refereeing howler in their Serie A defeat on Sunday evening. Juventus then saw out the 1-0 win, leaving Mourinho and his entire squad furious - and it is understood there was also some fall-out in the tunnel and the dressing rooms after the match. Mourinho also goaded the Juventus fans inside the stadium by holding up three fingers - again - to signify the treble he won in Italy with Inter Milan. Roma remain above Juventus and in the top four of Serie A, although their three dropped points leaves them nine points off leaders Napoli, who are yet to drop a single point. Juve, meanwhile, are seventh and 10 points off the top, although they have now found some form with four wins on the spin.
Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku simply a 'functional, DULL' player says Paolo Di Canio
Romelu Lukaku is a 'functional and dull' player and it is not Chelsea's fault the striker has gone six games without a goal, according to Paolo Di Canio. On the Sky Calcio Club show, the 53-year-old Di Canio said: 'I heard (Giuseppe) Bergomi comparing (Napoli striker Victor) Osimhen and Lukaku. Thomas Tuchel took off Romelu Lukaku against Brentford and looked exasperatedPaolo Di Canio said he thinks Lukaku is a 'dull and functional player' during a TV appearance'When the difficulty increased he scored no goals in five games with Chelsea. Lukaku is a functional player, as Llorente was in (Antonio) Conte's Juve. He defended the striker after the Brentford win and said: 'I am not concerned as I felt him a bit tired, and then isolated because we were defending too deep as a block.
Cam Norrie WINS Indian Wells with stunning victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili
For British tennis another glorious tale of the unexpected as, topping up Emma Raducanu's US Open title, came Cam Norrie claiming the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. He did it all while playing the match in an emergency new pair of tennis shoes: 'I left my shoes on top of the locker. Basilashvili took a desperate looking toilet break at 4-1 down but much good it did him. He did not even make it difficult for Norrie to serve out, hitting long and wide. Few players work harder or are more durable than the British No 1 , whose development largely took place in New Zealand.
Ore Oduba's wife Portia poses in lingerie three days after giving birth to daughter Genie
Portia Odube showed off her postpartum figure in lingerie as she urged new mothers not to feel any pressure to 'snap back' into shape. The TV researcher took to Instagram on Monday just three days after giving birth to daughter Genie to make a powerful statement. Genie is Portia's second child with husband Ore, as the pair are parents to son Roman, three. Roman met his sibling over the weekend, and Ore admitted he couldn't control his tears after seeing his two children together. Portia and Ore first set eyes on each other in 2010, with the pair meeting at Loughborough University where Ore studied.
Frankie Dettori relives the moment he was saved from a burning plane
Gianfranco inspired Dettori to continue down the same path, pushing his son to go and work in England. Britain's best-known jockey rode the winners of all seven races at one meeting - Ascot - in 1996. Dettori fractured his right ankle and thumb when a plane heading for Goodwood, Sussex, crashed on take-off in Newmarket, Suffolk. Italian rider Dettori has won each British Classic more than once, with 21 under his beltDazzler Media presents Dettori in selected cinemas and on Blu-ray, DVD & Download-to-Own from 15 November. Leap of Faith, the new autobiography by Frankie Dettori, is available 28 October from HarperCollins.
Pip Edwards shows off her ample cleavage in a low-cut colourful swimsuit
The 41-year-old P.E Nation designer showed off her incredible figure in a low-cut colourful swimsuit from her own line teamed with a quirky $595 Prada Re-Nylon hat. Pip Edwards showed off her ample cleavage in a low-cut colourful swimsuit as she soaked up the sun at her home in Rose BayMakeup free, the socialite flaunted her flawless tanned visage and pulled her blonde locks back into a ponytail. The mother-of-one is happy back in the arms of Michael after the PDA-loving couple rekindled their romance a couple of months ago following a split in February. Before dating Cameron, Pip had been in a high-profile relationship with Michael for about a year. Pip and Michael's relationship began in June 2020, following his split from wife Kyly Clark (née Boldy), which they had announced four months earlier.
PICTURED: Newcastle fan's hero doctors who helped save a life by giving CPR
This is the moment hero doctor Tom Prichard was given a standing ovation by the St James' Park crowd after helping to save a Newcastle fan's life on Sunday afternoon. The man's life was saved, and now a video has emerged of two of the doctors receiving a standing ovation from the Gallowgate End as they returned to their seats. After he had been stabilised, Prichard went back to his seat and his smile of relief is clear to see in the social media clip. I want to stress the importance of early CPR, early chest compressions, early defibrillation, is what saved this man's life. In the match itself, Newcastle went on to lose 3-2, in the first game under their new Saudi-based owners.
At least 25 killed by landslides and flash flooding in India as thousands of people flee their homes
At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in India, officials have said. Eleven bodies have been found so far in Idukki district and another 14 in Kottayam district, officials told AFP, after the areas were hit by landslides and flash floods. Among the dead are a family of six - including three children and a grandmother - who were killed in a landslide in Kottayam district. The India Meteorological Department said the heavy rains, caused by a low pressure area over the southeastern Arabian Sea and Kerala, were expected to ease on Monday. In 2018, nearly 500 people were killed in Kerala when it was ravaged by the worst floods to hit the state in almost a century.
Ed Sheeran performs his new track Visiting Hours during the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony
Ed Sheeran looked dapper in a burnt orange jacket during his performance at the first-ever Earthshot Prize awards ceremony on Sunday evening. The singer, 30, sang his emotional new track Visiting Hours at Alexandra Palace in London. After a four year stint without releasing solo music, Visiting Hours is Ed's second single off his new album Equals. An exciting and star-studded group of internationally recognised performers, presenters and Earthshot Prize guests will be joining William and Kate. The Earthshot Prize was based on five 'Earthshot' goals: Protect and restore nature; Fix our climate; Clean our air; Revive our oceans; Build a waste free world.
Brooklyn Beckham's fiancee Nicola Peltz posts gorgeous head shots days after beloved dog dies
Brooklyn Beckham's fiancée Nicola Peltz delighted fans with a set of gorgeous head shot images just days after she revealed the death of her beloved pet dog Frankie. Nicola looked amazing as she wore her blonde tresses with a middle part that perfectly framed her beautiful face. The images were posted days after Nicola revealed her heartache at the death of her beloved pet dog Frankie. Nicola, who shared Frankie with her fiance Brooklyn Beckham, shared a touching image of her beau getting Frankie's tattooed on his forearm. The couple gave any more detail as to how their pet Frankie had died.
Johnny Depp dons western style shirt as he greets fans ahead of his masterclass
Johnny Depp donned a western style shirt and black leather trousers during the 19th Alice Nella Cittá film festival in Rome on Sunday. The actor, 58, stopped to take selfies with fans who lined the streets outside the venue ahead of his masterclass. Quirky: Johnny Depp donned a western style shirt and black leather trousers during the 19th Alice Nella Cittá film festival in Rome on SundayThe star sported his signature fedora hat which he paired with blue tinted glasses. He shook hands and took selfies with a slew of fans before he made his way into the venue. She arrived with her husband and actor Christopher Backus who looked dapper in a black suit and T-shirt.
Cody Simpson sends fans wild as they notice a naughty detail in selfie
Cody Simpson has one of the best physiques in music. And the 24-year-old singer-songwriter left little to the imagination on Sunday as he posted a gallery of sizzling selfies to Instagram. Cody's fans went wild as they caught a glimpse of what appeared to be his manhood while he posed in a tailored grey suit next to a guitar. Interestingly, Cody made no mention of the proverbial elephant in the room in his caption, and it's possible he was not aware of it. Cody looked every inch the blond hunk as he clipped off his signature locks to background music, and captioned the clip: 'New era.'
Olivia Newton-John will make cameo on Grease-themed edition of Dancing with the Stars
Olivia Newton-John is set to make a special cameo appearance on Dancing with the Stars Monday for the ABC show's Grease-themed episode. The latest: Olivia Newton-John, 73, is set to make a special cameo appearance on Dancing with the Stars Monday for the ABC show's Grease-themed episodeThe Grammy-award winner has kept fans in the loop about her health, as she told The Morning Show on Australia's Channel 7 in February that she's 'very, very happy' and focused on her charitable foundation, the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund. The Hopelessly Devoted To You songstress past made an appearance on the ABC ballroom competition during its 21st season in 2015, when she served as a guest judge. She appeared alongside the show's Julianne Hough, who played the role of Sandy in 2016's Grease: Live. Dancing with the Stars can be seen Monday on ABC at 8/7c.
Jessie J showcases her enviable frame in NOTHING but her underwear in sizzling mirror selfie
Jessie J showed off her toned frame in a nude bra and black pants for a sizzling mirror selfie which she posted on Instagram on Sunday. Jessie revealed: 'I'm still seeing different doctors and doing everything I can to resolve it, I promise you that.' What are vocal nodules? Vocal nodules are hard, rough, noncancerous growths on your vocal cords. Vocal nodules go by other names based on their cause.
English council urges parents not to allow children to watch 'violent' and 'graphic' Squid Game
An English council has urged parents not to allow their children to watch the hit Netflix show Squid Games due to its graphic nature and the amount of violent content. 'We strongly advise that children should not watch Squid Game. A parent who lives in Deal wrote on social media: 'We've received 2 school letters (primary/secondary) warning parents about letting kids watch 'Squid Game'. He tweeted: 'Can't believe my kids' school has had to send a letter telling parents that kids are playing their own version of Squid Game and that parents will have sanctions applied if their kids mimic Squid Game. An expert has also warned parents may be teaching their children to be bullies by letting them watch ultra-violent Squid Game.
Moment traffic cop unleashes foul-mouthed tirade at driver parked in front of his speed camera van
A traffic officer is under investigation after telling a driver trying to 'admire the seaside view' that he needed to 'f***ing move' for parking in the way of his speed camera. Filming through the back hatch of the police van, Mr Light repeatedly asks the officer 'what's your number', when he angrily counters 'what's your f***ing name'. Mr Light, from New Brighton, Merseyside, said: 'You can't speak to members of the public like that. The traffic officer shouted and rambled a slew of angry words at a joiner who was parked up in his vanThe officer accused the driver of obstruction. He also has yet to receive a letter from traffic enforcement bosses through the post as the enraged officer insisted he would.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Earthshot eco-prize ceremony in fully electric Audi
AdvertisementThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the first Earthshot Prize awards ceremony in a fully electric Audi, hours after it was revealed Prince William has installed a charging point at Kensington Palace. Prince William's £110,950 Audi RS e-tron GT The Audi RS e-tron GT is built alongside the legendary Audi R8 at the Böllinger Höfe facility in Germany. The standard Audi e-tron GT quattro starts from £79,900, rising to £106,000 for the 'ultra-high' specced Vorsprung trim. The Audi RS e-tron GT (pictured) is built alongside the legendary Audi R8 at the Böllinger Höfe facility in Germany. William's Earthshot Prize takes its inspiration from the Apollo moon landings, nicknamed Moonshot, which helped advance mankind's technological achievements.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Earthshot eco-prize ceremony in fully electric Audi
AdvertisementThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the first Earthshot Prize awards ceremony in a fully electric Audi, hours after it was revealed Prince William has installed a charging point at Kensington Palace. Prince William's £110,950 Audi RS e-tron GT The Audi RS e-tron GT is built alongside the legendary Audi R8 at the Böllinger Höfe facility in Germany. The standard Audi e-tron GT quattro starts from £79,900, rising to £106,000 for the 'ultra-high' specced Vorsprung trim. The Audi RS e-tron GT (pictured) is built alongside the legendary Audi R8 at the Böllinger Höfe facility in Germany. William's Earthshot Prize takes its inspiration from the Apollo moon landings, nicknamed Moonshot, which helped advance mankind's technological achievements.
Gunfight on the streets of Brooklyn as police arrest suspect after part-time taxi driver, 62, killed
A suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a cabbie engaged cops in a gunbattle in Brooklyn on Sunday before being arrested. The suspect walked out of a building at around 10.30am and started shooting at officers who returned fire, sources told Eyewitness News. Neighbor J.P. Morfin said: 'He's a really good guy. He always, we used to work the night shift and he was just a good guy. He was just a good guy in general.'
Gunfight on the streets of Brooklyn as police arrest suspect after part-time taxi driver, 62, killed
A suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a cabbie engaged cops in a gunbattle in Brooklyn on Sunday before being arrested. The suspect walked out of a building at around 10.30am and started shooting at officers who returned fire, sources told Eyewitness News. Neighbor J.P. Morfin said: 'He's a really good guy. He always, we used to work the night shift and he was just a good guy. He was just a good guy in general.'
'Hipster' warrior was buried 1,500 years ago with a comb that may have been used to style his beard
But it turns out the 21st century hipster subculture may actually have roots dating all the way back to medieval times. That's because archaeologists in Germany have unearthed evidence of a wealthy warrior who was buried 1,500 years ago with a carved ivory comb that experts think may have been used to style his beard. Wealthy warrior: Carved ivory combScissorsHorseBattle axeLanceShieldLongsword Unknown woman: JewelleryWeaving swordFoodPreserved eggsRed ceramic bowl AdvertisementExperts from the Bavarian State Office for Monument Protection (BLfD) aren't sure what type of animals the creatures are, but they resemble leaping gazelles trying to escape predators. As well as the wealthy warrior, the remains of a woman who was about 30 to 40 years old when she died were also found. The bowl and ivory comb 'must have been real luxury goods at the time,' BLfD conservator General Mathias Pfeil said in a statement.
'Hipster' warrior was buried 1,500 years ago with a comb that may have been used to style his beard
But it turns out the 21st century hipster subculture may actually have roots dating all the way back to medieval times. That's because archaeologists in Germany have unearthed evidence of a wealthy warrior who was buried 1,500 years ago with a carved ivory comb that experts think may have been used to style his beard. Wealthy warrior: Carved ivory combScissorsHorseBattle axeLanceShieldLongsword Unknown woman: JewelleryWeaving swordFoodPreserved eggsRed ceramic bowl AdvertisementExperts from the Bavarian State Office for Monument Protection (BLfD) aren't sure what type of animals the creatures are, but they resemble leaping gazelles trying to escape predators. As well as the wealthy warrior, the remains of a woman who was about 30 to 40 years old when she died were also found. The bowl and ivory comb 'must have been real luxury goods at the time,' BLfD conservator General Mathias Pfeil said in a statement.
William and Kate's 'professionalism' and 'modesty' at Earthshot was 'masterclass of regal behaviour'
AdvertisementPrince William and Kate Middleton's 'understated professionalism' at last night's Earthshot Awards was a 'masterclass of regal behaviour' and showed a contrast to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 'rock star-like' appearances at recent events, a body language expert has claimed. The couple showed 'modesty' while avoiding 'showboating' and celebrity-style 'PDAs' during the green carpet, Judi explained. William and Kate's appearance was in stark contrast to Harry and Meghan's at Global Citizen Live last month. Speaking about William and Kate, Judi went on: 'This elegant, confident but – terms of their body language – understated appearance from William and Kate looked like a masterclass in modern regal behaviour. MODESTY AND APPROACHABILTY SHOWING THEY ARE 'IN AWE OF DAVID ATTENBOROUGH''Their body language from then on blended "royal" with signals of modesty and approachability,' Judi explained.
Top Russian dentist, 35, plunges 90ft to her death from ninth floor Covid ward
A top female dentist fell to her death from a ninth-floor hospital Covid ward - days after her parents died from the virus. Darya Khorovskaya, 35, a highly respected Russian orthodontist, was found alive but died later from her injuries in St Petersburg, according to reports. Her father Oleg Khorovsky, 58, the head of a leading private dental hospital also died after contracting coronavirus in late September. The fall follows a spate of similar deaths by Russian doctors during the pandemic. Last year, Dr Natalya Lebedeva, 48, (left) plunged 60ft to her death from the sixth floor of a Moscow hospital.
Top Russian dentist, 35, plunges 90ft to her death from ninth floor Covid ward
A top female dentist fell to her death from a ninth-floor hospital Covid ward - days after her parents died from the virus. Darya Khorovskaya, 35, a highly respected Russian orthodontist, was found alive but died later from her injuries in St Petersburg, according to reports. Her father Oleg Khorovsky, 58, the head of a leading private dental hospital also died after contracting coronavirus in late September. The fall follows a spate of similar deaths by Russian doctors during the pandemic. Last year, Dr Natalya Lebedeva, 48, (left) plunged 60ft to her death from the sixth floor of a Moscow hospital.
Hooters reverses policy on new skin-tight skimpy bottoms
Hooters has reversed a policy for new skin-tight skimpy bottoms after backlash from waitresses who were furious about the 'tiny panties.' And this is what the problem with the new shorts is, this is why all of the Hooters girls are upset. However, she claimed that Hooters Girls were told to ensure that there was always some 'extra space' in their shorts so that they didn't appear 'skintight'. Hooters Girls are entertainers. The first Hoots opened in Chicago, where customers were greeted not by breast-baring Hooters Girls, but by both male and female servers who were dressed in much more conservative attire.
Chicago restricts cops from taking time off as city prepares to ax up to unvaccinated 6,500 officers
Chicago is restricting cops from taking time off as the city prepares to ax up to half of its 13,000 officers who are yet to declare their Covid-19 vaccination status. In a memo issued by the city's police department a day after officers were required to disclose their vaccine status, officers were informed elective time off will be restricted, according to WLS. Chicago is restricting cops from taking time off as the city prepares to ax up to half of its 13,000 officers who are yet to declare their Covid-19 vaccination status. In a memo issued by the city's police department a day after officers were required to disclose their vaccine status, officers were informed elective time off will be restricted. Lightfoot said that by urging union members to not report their COVID-19 by Friday's deadline, Catanzara put the public in danger.
Boy, 13, accidentally shoots dead sister, 15 - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - A 13-year-old boy accidentally shot dead his 15-year-old sister while handling their father's hunting rifle on Sunday, sources said Monday. The accident happened at San Felice del Benaco near Brescia, on the side of Lake Garda. The father was initially reported to have accidentally fired the fatal shot. The boy reportedly grabbed the rifle after his father came home from hunting, while he was not looking, and pulled the trigger to show his sister how it worked. When the emergency crew arrived the girl, a high-school student in Salò, was already dead.
Pope says some lives considered unworthy according to profit criteria - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - Pope Francis said Monday some lives should no longer be considered "unworthy" because they do not correspond to "the criteria of profit". Speaking to members of the foundation of Rome's Campus Bio-medico, Francis said "the Foundation and the Campus Bio-Medico, and Catholic health services in general, are called to bear witness with their actions that there are no unworthy lives or ones to be discarded because they do not meet the criterion of the useful of the demands of profit". The pope also reiterate a call for COVID vaccines to be distributed freely to poorer countries, "not like pitiful charity". He said that "science must be put into the common weal. "It is urgent to help the countries that have fewer vaccines, but it must be done with far-sighted plans, not motivated only by the haste of the well-off countries in wanting to be safer".
Musician Facchinetti says MMA star McGregor KO'd him - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - Italian DJ, singer and musician Francesco Facchinetti says mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor knocked him out with a punch after they met for the first time in Rome Saturday night. "I've decided to report him because his fists are weapons," Facchinetti said Sunday. Francesco flew backwards and fell onto a table. Facchinetti was a fan of McGregor, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight double-champion, and also the former Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight champion. "We welcomed him as a hero," he said, "but he's just a bully.
African players in Europe: In-form Salah equals Drogba record
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah (C) shoots as two Watford defenders close in during a Premier League match at the weekendAdvertising Read moreParis (AFP)Liverpool star Mohamed Salah equalled the Premier League goals record for an African when he scored in a 5-0 rout of Watford at the weekend. ENGLANDSADIO MANE, MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)Mane became just the third African player to score 100 Premier League goals after Drogba and Salah as Liverpool overwhelmed Watford. Salah was the provider for Mane's landmark effort with a brilliant pass for the Senegal attacker to slot home his sixth goal of the season. ITALYVICTOR OSIMHEN (Napoli)The Nigeria forward scored his fifth Serie A goal of the season as Napoli defeated Torino 1-0 to maintain their perfect start to the season. The home crowd sang Awoniyi's name after he put Union ahead just after half-time by scoring his sixth league goal this season.
Long road to the top: Sheriff coach Vernydub
That all changed when his Sheriff Tiraspol side shocked the world in his and the Moldovan club's first appearance in the Champions League group stage. But the 55-year-old Ukrainian coach, who has spent most of his career in the post-Soviet space, remains humble. "I'm grateful to my guys for what they did," Sheriff's head coach said after leaving Madrid with three points. - Players' coach -But as both a player and then as a coach, Vernydub says he "dreamed" of participating in Europe's most prestigious competition, the Champions League. "He is a very good person and coach," Ukrainian international Oleksandr Karavayev, who played under Vernydub at Zorya, said on Instagram.
Fight anti-science drift says Mattarella - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - President Sergio Mattarella urged people Monday to fight an "antiscientic drift which is blocking the future and bringing everything back to the past" in Italy, referring to the anti-vax movement, saying that "we owe a lot to science". Referring to recent violent incidents, Mattarella said they aroused "surprise and dismay". He said "they seem to want to obstruct the country's recovery, which instead must be carried towards a successful end." Mattarella referred to "violent acts of aggressive protest". A neo-fascist-led mob ransacked the headquarters of Italy's biggest and mos leftwing trade union during an anti-vax protest in Rome two weeks ago.
Soccer: Colantuono replaces Castori at Salernitana - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - New Salernitana coach Stefano Colantuono has said Serie A's basement side can avoid the drop to the second tier after becoming their new coach. On Sunday the Salerno side sacked Fabrizio Castori, who last term led them to promotion to the top flight for the first time in 23 years. It is the second stint on the Salernitana bench for the much-travelled Colantuono. "I'm very happy to return to Salerno, where I was really happy and had to move on for family reasons," Colantuono said. "I think there are all the necessary conditions to be able to do an excellent job and hit the target of survival".
Ireland's Campher takes four wickets in four balls at T20 World Cup
Four in four: Ireland's Curtis Campher (centre) celebrates with teammatesAdvertising Read moreAbu Dhabi (AFP)Ireland fast bowler Curtis Campher claimed four wickets in four balls to rattle the Netherlands in a first round match of the Twenty20 World Cup on Monday. He becomes only the third bowler in T20 International history to achieve the feat after Afghanistan's Rashid Khan and Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka. The Johannesburg-born Campher is also the second player with a hat-trick in the men's T20 World Cup after Australia fast bowler Brett Lee, who achieved the feat against Bangladesh in the inaugural edition in 2007. Campher, 22, had a T20 best of 3-19 from his previous four matches since making his debut earlier this year against Zimbabwe in Dublin. Technology helped Campher once again on the hat-trick ball when Edwards was given not out by the on-field official but replays suggested the ball would have hit the leg stump.
With nuclear talks on hold, Iran's Raisi tours countryside
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi waves during his swearing in ceremony at the Iranian parliament in Tehran on August 5, 2021Advertising Read moreTehran (AFP)While the world impatiently awaits Iran's return to nuclear talks, ultraconservative new President Ebrahim Raisi has instead turned his sights inward, campaigning to build support in the provinces. On a visit to the southern province of Bushehr last week, Raisi declared he had come to "get to know the problems of the local people". Appearing unphased by growing pressure over the resumption of nuclear talks in Vienna, he has delegated this issue to his foreign minister. Raisi's election in June put those talks on hold, and pressure has since been mounting for Iran to go back to the negotiating table. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a September 4 TV interview - Iranian Presidency/AFP/FileMuhammad Sahimi, an Iran analyst at the University of Southern California, suggested that the government must follow through with economic results.
Tibet activists unfurl flag at Beijing Winter Olympics flame ceremony
A security officer tried to stop protesters holding a banner and a Tibetan flag at the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter OlympicsAdvertising Read moreOlympia (Greece) (AFP)Activists unfurled a Tibetan flag and a banner that said "no genocide" at the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Greece on Monday. The demonstrators produced the flag and the banner during the ceremony in Olympia attended by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach and several dozen dignitaries including Chinese officials. "The Olympic Games cannot address all the challenges in our world. "In these difficult times we are still living through, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will be an important moment to bring the world together in a spirit of peace, friendship and solidarity. They say they will "denounce the severe failure of the International Olympic Committee" in awarding the Winter Games to China.
How and when will French Church compensate victims of ‘systemic’ child abuse?
According to the head of the inquiry, Jean-Marc Sauvé, the report by the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church (ICSA) proved that "systemic abuse" has been at work within the Church. Recognition as first step“Above all, the victims are demanding an official recognition of the facts by the Church,” said Didier Ferriot, coordinator of the Independent Collective of Victims of Sexual Abuse in the Church. They are not demanding any specific reparation, other than recognising what they have experienced and their status as victims,” he told FRANCE 24. In March 2021, months before the Sauvé report was released, the French Bishops' Conference (CEF) announced it was creating a specific endowment fund to compensate victims. "For several months now, we have been thinking about the creation of a memorial with the associations," said Sister Margron.
Myanmar activist: 'The risk I'm taking is nothing compared to people on the ground'
Myanmar activist: 'The risk I'm taking is nothing compared to people on the ground'PERSPECTIVE © FRANCE 24Today she is one of the leading voices resisting the military takeover in Myanmar, but Thinzar Shunlei Yi, the daughter of an army officer, spent the first 16 years of her life on military compounds. When she discovered the world outside, she felt a responsibility to use her status to fight for others. Thinzar Shunlei Yi has been in hiding since the military cracked down on pro-democracy protesters last spring. While she continues to expose herself by speaking out against the junta, she says that what she risks is nothing compared to the people losing their lives on the ground.
Toyota to invest $3.4 bn into US battery production
Toyota will pour $13.1 billion into the development and supply of batteries for electric vehicles as it pushes to make its production carbon-neutralAdvertising Read moreTokyo (AFP)The world's biggest carmaker Toyota unveiled plans on Monday to invest $3.4 billion into automotive batteries in the United States and build a factory in the country for their production. The company did not specify further details such as a site and production capacity but said it would establish a new company for the US project. In June, Toyota said it aimed to make its production carbon-neutral by 2035, replacing the previous target date of 2050. Toyota is a pioneer of hybrid vehicles and autos using hydrogen fuel and is also stepping up its development of battery-powered electric cars. The nation has struggled to cut carbon emissions after shutting down reactors following the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Pope Francis expresses ‘shame’ over French Church sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his personal shame and that of the Church at the sexual abuse of children by French Catholic clergy, after the scale of the problem was laid bare in a devastating report. "And also my shame, our shame, my shame for the inability of the Church for too long to put them at the centre of its concerns. An independent commission on Tuesday revealed that French Catholic clergy sexually abused around 216,000 minors over seven decades since 1950, a "massive phenomenon" that was covered up by a "veil of silence". Sauve had already told AFP on Sunday that a "minimum estimate" of 2,900 to 3,200 clergy members had sexually abused children in the French Church since 1950. The commission began its work after Pope Francis vowed to address abuse by priests in May 2019, ordering people aware of cases to report them to Church officials.
Russian Recognition of Taliban Regime 'Not on the Table,' Says Afghanistan's Pro-Western Ambassador to Moscow
Russia “assured” Afghanistan's Ambassador to Moscow that the country is currently not considering recognizing the Taliban regime, he told The Moscow Times as the Kremlin prepares to host talks on the country this week. The United States, China and Pakistan as well as the Taliban will travel to Moscow to join talks on the Taliban’s future Tuesday and Wednesday. “It is now important that the Afghan Embassy in Moscow and the Russian Embassy in Kabul resume work as usual. Employees who do not perform their duties properly may be recalled,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahidtold told the Russian state-run TASS news agency last week. Afghanistan’s Embassy in Moscow continues to fly the country’s old flag and its official website refers to the Taliban as a terrorist organization.
‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ script becomes bestseller online
The two-part drama script of “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” (Aladin)The script of tvN’s hit drama “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha“ has made a surprising appearance on the bestselling lists of local online book stores Aladin and Yes24, attesting to the popularity of the 16-part series that ended its run Sunday. Major online booksellers started taking pre-orders for the two-volume script of ”Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha“ on Oct. 7. “We have been selling the scripts of popular dramas, but a drama script topping the bestseller list is rare,” an Aladin official told The Korea Herald. Similar to buying drama-related merchandise, buying an original script is becoming a way to show their love for a series that has ended,” the official said. The final scene from tvN drama “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” (tvN)
[News Focus] Seoul to see population per household sink below 2.0
(National Archives of Korea)SEJONG -- Seoul has the smallest number of people per household, on average, among the eight major cities across the nation. The average population per household in Seoul fell to an all-time low of 2.16 -- 9.52 million people in 4.42 million households -- as of September, according to the Ministry of Interior and Safety. The average household size of the capital posted a noteworthy slide in the last five years, falling from 2.38 in September 2016 and 2.44 in September 2011. Among the eight major cities, Busan had the second-smallest average household at 2.18, followed by Daejeon with 2.2 and Gwangju with 2.24. As of September this year, their percentage came to 80.9 percent: 18.93 million of the total 23.38 million households nationwide.
China’s path to common prosperity will be a road littered with bitter complaints, fierce disputes
Notion of common prosperity dates back to the 1950s and Mao Zedong, before fellow former leader Deng Xiaoping repeatedly mentioned the idea in the 1980s, but Xi Jinping’s rhetoric has surged this year. Photo: Xinhua
China, India border dispute: deadlock over pulling back troops from key Himalayan pass
An Indian Army convoy, carrying reinforcements and supplies, travels toward Leh near the disputed border with China in the Himalayas. Photo: Getty Images
What will US-Canada warships transit slammed by China mean for peace in the Taiwan Strait?
The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey sailed through the Taiwan Strait along with a Canadian frigate. Photo: Handout via Reuters
Locked and Loaded: Supreme Court is ready for a showdown on the Second Amendment
The case promises to be a showdown between the Supreme Court and lower courts, which have been chipping away at the high court's prior Second Amendment rulings. In 2008, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, recognizing the Second Amendment as encompassing an individual right to bear arms. That and other cases seemed tailor-made for Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who wrote a strong defense of the Second Amendment in a similar case as an appellate judge. The New York case was clearly accepted by conservative justices with a mind toward reversal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Justice Brett Kavanaugh Brett Michael KavanaughLocked and Loaded: Supreme Court is ready for a showdown on the Second Amendment Why Latinos need Supreme Court reform Feehery: A Republican Congress is needed to fight left's slide to autocracy MORE joined in the condemnation and added menacingly that “some federal and state courts may not be properly applying Heller and McDonald.
GOP senator Bill Cassidy calls for senility test for aging leaders
Cassidy, a gastroenterologist, told me during our wide-ranging interview in Chalmette, La., that in your 80s, you begin a "rapid decline." "I'm told that there have been senators in the past who, at the end of their Senate terms were senile," Cassidy added. "I'm told that was true of senators of both parties." Asked if he'd favor such a test for those leaders, Cassidy said: "Of course." ? Watch a clip: A rare GOP smack to Trump ... Cassidy says Donald Trump might lose the GOP nomination if he runs in 2024 — noting that Trump lost "the House, the Senate and the presidency in four years.
Taiwan reports zero COVID cases for 1st time since April
Chou Ji-haw (???), head of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, announced zero local and imported cases. Also, the CECC did not announce any deaths, leaving the total COVID death toll at 846. Chou said this was the first time Taiwan has reported "triple zeros" in terms of zero local and imported COVID cases and deaths for 193 days since April 8. A total of 110 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. The 12 other deaths were imported cases.
How Mitch McConnell Accidentally Created An Unregulated THC Market
But after three years it appears one of the law’s biggest impacts was entirely unintentional: It accidentally created a booming market for synthetic THC, marijuana’s primary intoxicant. When FiveThirtyEight legally purchased hemp-derived THC products for testing, we found illegal levels of THC and a variety of mystery compounds that could not be identified. Public health experts are concerned that synthetic THC could cause a public health emergency like the vaping crisis a few years ago. That surplus has also created a market for synthetic THC. Some just enjoy the Buzz :).”That emoticon is what passes for quality control in the unregulated Delta-8-THC market.
Christopher Steele said the infamous Trump pee tape 'probably exists' but Russia hasn't needed to release it yet
Christopher Steele said an obscene video, described in a dossier he compiled, 'probably exists.' Steele said that Russia got "pretty good value" from the Trump presidency without blackmailing him. In an interview with ABC News, he speculated that Russia may have kept the tape hidden because Trump offered them "pretty good value" during his time in office. "I think it probably does [exist]," Steele told host George Stephanopoulos in an excerpt of the upcoming documentary "Out of the Shadows: The Man Behind the Steele Dossier." The line appeared to be a joking reference to claims that Melania Trump does not always believe her husband's denials of wrongdoing.
Sexual abuse and ‘cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church
A landmark report published last week estimates that about 330,000 children were abused by clergymen and officials of the Catholic Church in France between 1950 and 2020. “The Catholic Church is, after the circle of family and friends, the environment that has the highest prevalence of sexual violence”, the report found. Pope Francis expressed a deep sense of shame – “my shame, our shame” – but the Church response must go beyond the usual “mea culpas”, and must implement real change. The Church’s influence in France has waned significantly in recent decades: in the 1960s, 96% of French people were baptised Catholics; today, well under 50% identify as Catholic. The Church and its leaders must now recognise that this report puts it at “a turning point–reform, or fade further”.
Historic Drug Bust Found 450 Kilograms of Heroin Among Ceramic Tiles
Photo: Courtesy of Australian Federal PoliceAuthorities in Australia have seized more than 450 kilograms of heroin concealed in a sea freight shipping container sent from Malaysia, making it the country’s largest-ever shipment of the illicit drug. The heroin, which was believed to be worth at least $140 million, was hidden among ceramic tiles that were being transported in an industrial shipping container addressed to a Melbourne business, border officers confirmed on Saturday. “It is common for drug traffickers to add other substances to heroin to increase the volume and therefore, make bigger profits,” acting assistant commissioner Krissy Barrett from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said. Investigations were carried out on business and residential properties in Australia following the mammoth heroin bust. “Syndicates might vary their concealment efforts but our officers have the technical expertise to defeat them.”The heroin was concealed among boxes of tiles and smuggled in a shipping container from Malaysia.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 workers in EU to build 'metaverse'
Facebook says it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform. The company said in a blog post on Sunday that those high-skilled workers will help build “the metaverse”, a futuristic notion for connecting people online that encompasses augmented and virtual reality. "This investment is a vote of confidence in the strength of the European tech industry and the potential of European tech talent." The term designates a cyberspace parallel to physical reality where a community of people can interact in the form of avatars. It refers to the merging of physical, augmented, and virtual reality in a shared online space.
Hamas sentences 2 to death, 2 to hard labor for collaborating with Israel
Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip sentenced two men to death on allegations that they had collaborated with Israel, according to Sunday reports. A Hamas court ordered that the two men, from Khan Younis and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, be hanged. Two other men were sentenced to hard labor, also for collaborating with Israel. Palestinian sentenced by a Palestinian court in Bethlehem to 15 years in prison for attempting to sell land to Israeli Jews. With the two fresh sentences, Hamas has sentenced seven people to death this year, figures show.
Spain's PM vows to ban prostitution, warning it 'enslaves' women
Spain could outlaw prostitution after its prime minister pledged to ban it in the country. The industry has boomed since it was decriminalised in 1995 and estimates suggest that about 300,000 women work in the sex industry in Spain. In 2016 the United Nations estimated that Spain's sex industry was worth €3.7bn (£3.1bn). A 2011 UN study found Spain was the third biggest centre for prostitution globally, behind Thailand and Puerto Rico. In his election manifesto in 2019, Mr Sanchez pledged to outlaw prostitution, in a move that was seen to attract female voters.
Women taken from mothers in Congo seek Belgian reparations
Five biracial women who were born in Congo and taken away from their Black mothers as young girls when the country was under Belgian colonial rule are suing the Belgian state for crimes against humanityBRUSSELS -- A court in Brussels has started considering a crimes against humanity lawsuit brought by five biracial women who were born in Congo and taken away from their Black mothers when they were little and the country was under Belgian colonial rule. Lea Tavares Mujinga, Monique Bintu Bingi, Noelle Verbeken, Simone Ngalula and Marie-Jose Loshi are suing the Belgian state in hopes it will recognize its responsibility for the suffering of thousands of mixed-race children. Known as “metis,? the children were snatched away from families and placed in religious institutions and homes by Belgian authorities that ruled Congo from 1908 to 1960. “They are living proof of an unconfessed state crime, and soon there will be no one left to testify." In 2019, the Belgian government apologized for the state’s role in taking thousands of babies from their African mothers.
Jury selection to start in trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death
Jury selection in the case is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 18. Jury selection in the case is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 18. Jury selection could last two weeks or more. Bryan joined the pursuit in his own truck and recorded the now-infamous cellphone video of Travis McMichael shooting Arbery three times at close range with a shotgun. Once a jury is seated, the trial itself could take more than two weeks, Adams said.
China murder case: A suspect is on the run in Fujian province. Some hope he will never be caught
Accused of killing two neighbors and injuring three others, the 55-year-old villager in China's southern Fujian province is wanted by police. The outpouring of sympathy and support is highly unusual for an alleged killer in China, where murder is punishable by death. According to the posts, Ou was repeatedly prevented from building his own house due to land disputes with his neighbor -- a deep grievance he had tried in vain to resolve. It all started in 2017, when Ou decided to demolish his dilapidated house and build a new one, according to his Weibo posts. As the news spread, photos of Ou's shack surfaced online, and many expressed shock at its shabby state.
What to know about the killing of jogger Ahmaud Arbery and the Georgia men on trial
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A small Georgia town is preparing for the murder trial of the three white men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black jogger whose shooting was captured on video last year. Defense lawyers for the McMichaels say they were trying to make a citizen’s arrest because they believed Arbery was a burglary suspect, saying Travis McMichael shot Arbery in self-defense. Prosecutors say Arbery was jogging and have asked the judge to allow them to present evidence supporting the idea that racial bias led to the killing. Here's what to know about the trial of Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan:Who was Ahmaud Arbery? Friends and family say Arbery, 25, was a frequent runner who had dreams of becoming an electrician like three of his uncles.
Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington to mark 10th anniversary with gala, ceremony
WASHINGTON — In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., opening to the public, the foundation behind the monument is hosting two events this week in the capital city. On Wednesday, the foundation will hold an invitation-only anniversary gala in Washington titled “Moving the Dream Forward ...Forever a Stone of Hope,” celebrating the foundation's inaugural class of social justice fellows. The event will also honor the sponsors who helped create the program, as well as pay homage to members of Congress who have supported the foundation over the years, said Harry Johnson Sr., president and CEO of The Memorial Foundation. An anniversary dedication ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the memorial site on Independence Avenue, with appearances and remarks from civic and faith leaders, including D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Martin Luther King III, in addition to performances by musicians and local students. "The memorial in Washington, D.C., has become a focal place for people to come looking for that hope, looking for justice," Johnson told USA TODAY in an interview.
On This Day: 18 October 2004
On This Day: 18 October 2004Jude Law and Mick Jagger were at the New York premiere of "Alfie," a remake of the 1966 British classic.
College football Week 7 overreactions: Big Ten can get two playoff teams. Oregon is the Pac-12 favorite.
It's easy to get too high or too low after each week's results in college football. The Big Ten still can get two teams in the playoffThe weekend started with four Big Ten unbeatens and one-loss Penn State all ranked among the top 11 teams in the poll. It shapes up to be a year with more close games and some losses, starting with Pittsburgh next week. With a trip to UCLA ahead this week, a second loss in the conference seems more likely than not. The weakness of the North division still benefits Oregon, so a trip to the Pac-12 title game should happen.
Elton John's 'Lockdown Sessions' capture joyful pairings with Brandi Carlile, Stevie Wonder
Early in the pandemic lockdown, Elton John was perfectly content to watch “Tiger King,” listen to music, play with his sons and learn how to work FaceTime and Zoom. But then he became Elton John again and churned out a 16-track album of collaborations with marquee names including Stevie Wonder, Eddie Vedder and Miley Cyrus. He and John merge for an adrenaline rush of electronic pop with John’s piano fortifying when necessary. 'You're a shining example': Elton John praises JoJo Siwa at LGBTQ eventStevie Wonder ('Finish Line')John teams with his “That’s What Friends Are For” buddy for an uplifting message paired with an easy groove. “I’m still here, but yet I’m gone / I don’t play guitar or sing my song,” Campbell offers in a weathered voice.
Early hopeful signs from California's plan to bring back monarch butterflies
California is working on its own butterfly effect to bring back monarch butterflies. More than 1.2 million monarch butterflies were reported in 1997, according to the group. Western monarch butterflies, from the Pacific Northwest and west of the Rocky Mountains, spend the winter along the California coast. Monarchs butterflies in the midwest:Millions cross Iowa each fall on journey to Mexico. Monarch butterfly: endangered, but not officiallySupporters had hoped the monarch would be declared a threatened or endangered species last year by the U.S.
Your October child tax credit payment is due to arrive Tuesday
Prior to the March 2021 coronavirus relief legislation, a child tax credit of up to $2,000 per eligible child was available to qualifying parents. However, only $1,400 of the child tax credit was refundable. The child tax credit was expanded to $3,600 per child under age six and $3,000 for children ages six to 17. If you already received three child tax credit deposits, then you should expect a fourth on Oct. 15. But while some lawmakers are trying to make the expanded child tax credit permanent, it is currently slated to expire at the end of this year.
Taiwan Couple Are Suspected of Negligent Homicide in Building Fire
CHIAYI, Taiwan — Taiwanese prosecutors said that a couple were suspected of setting a fire and negligent homicide after 46 people were killed and dozens of others injured last week in the island’s deadliest building blaze in more than two decades. The prosecutors accused the 51-year-old woman, who was identified only by her surname, Huang, of failing to extinguish an incense coil when she left the 13-story mixed-used building in the southern port city of Kaohsiung early Thursday. The 52-year-old man, surnamed Kuo, was accused of failing to remind Ms. Huang to put out the incense. The authorities zeroed in on the couple, who are partners, on Friday. Ms. Huang was detained after being interrogated, while Mr. Kuo was freed on about $2,000 bail, prosecutors in Kaohsiung said.
Amid Flames and Gunfire, They Were Evicted From Where They Called Home
Some of the toughest measures have focused on Assam, where about one-third of the population is Muslim. In the summer of 2019, a review of citizenship left more than two million of Assam’s 33 million people, many of them poor and Muslim, stateless. Party leaders are already asking Mr. Sarma to order more evictions and build more agricultural projects on inhabited land. Assam officials and party leaders did not respond to requests for comment. Many of the local residents, who speak Assamese, have sometimes chafed under Indian rule, fueling a separatist movement.
Nuclear Fusion Edges Toward the Mainstream
ABINGDON, England — Harnessing fusion energy into something commercially viable — and maybe, ultimately, a clean source of power that replaces fossil fuels for centuries to come — has long been considered by some as the ultimate moonshot. But investor interest in fusion energy continues to slowly rise and the number of start-ups in the field is multiplying, with an estimated 1,100 people in several countries making their living at these firms. An industry is taking shape, with a growing network of companies that supply highly specialized equipment, like the components of the powerful magnets that fusion devices require. The British government even recently saw the need to issue regulations for fusion energy — a kind of milestone for a burgeoning industry. No one knows when fusion energy will become commercially viable, but driving the private investments is a rising alarm about global warming.
A Century-Long ‘Reign of Error’ for a Supreme Court Typo
“It is a real word,” Professor Wolf said in an interview. And it changes the meaning.”He said it was impossible to know whether the incorrect statement affected the outcome in the cases in which judges considered or cited it. “It gave an additional argument to the private property rights movement,” he said. “The way it works is that the government has the right to place reasonable restrictions on your use of property. I know it’s subtle, but that’s a big difference.”The 1928 typo, Professor Wolf wrote, has “spawned a legacy of misrepresentations” and given rise to “a reign of error.”
Jefferson Statue May Be Removed After More Than 100 Years at City Hall
A statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, considered a founder of modern gynecology, was removed in 2018 from Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street because he perfected his procedures on unanesthetized enslaved women. After a tense competition, the city selected Vinnie Bagwell, a Black sculptor, to replace the statue with “Victory Beyond Sims,” a bronze angel holding a flame. The Public Design Commission voted to remove the Theodore Roosevelt statue at the entrance of the American Museum of Natural History earlier this year and approved a long-term loan to an unnamed cultural institution, but no further plans have been announced. The Jefferson statue has survived several attempted removals over the last two decades. The mayor, who appoints a majority of the design commission, stressed that the push to remove the statue was initiated by Mr. Johnson and the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, whose members make up almost half of the 51-person Council.
How a Nuclear Bomb Could Save Earth From a Stealthy Asteroid
One day, astronomers may spot an asteroid months away from a cataclysmic rendezvous with Earth. Our only chance of survival at such a late stage would be to try to use a nuclear explosive to obliterate it. “We know they’re not going to be a threat anytime soon,” said Megan Bruck Syal, a planetary defense researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. “Those are the ones that we tend to worry more about because they could come out of nowhere,” Dr. Bruck Syal said. “That’s the size of the whole Washington D.C. metro area,” said Dr. Bruck Syal.
Inside the N.Y.C. Neighborhood With the Fastest Growing Asian Population
“Why do more and more Asian people want to do business here?” Mr. Huang said. “It’s because they see the potential of this developing area.”Still, the spike in the neighborhood’s Asian population is not only a story of upward mobility. It also reflects the vast economic disparity among Asian New Yorkers, who have the widest income gaps of any racial group. The Asian population is rising in another part of Long Island City, inside Queensbridge Houses, the country’s largest public housing complex. In 2019, Asians made up 11 percent of the housing complex’s tenants, according to a recent court filing.
What We Learned From Week 6 in the N.F.L.
One month ago, the Baltimore Ravens were in a state of Code Red. They had already lost running backs J.K. Dobbins (torn A.C.L.) North, and Sunday’s 34-6 termination of the Los Angeles Chargers (4-2) sent a clear message to the entire league:Go ahead and try them. The Baltimore Ravens can win any type of game. mode last week in a thrilling comeback win over the Indianapolis Colts, quarterback Lamar Jackson didn’t force his way into a Superman cape on Sunday.
Threats, Resignations and 100 New Laws: Why Public Health Is in Crisis
In May, the Biden administration announced that it would invest an additional $7.4 billion from the Covid-19 stimulus package to train and recruit public health workers. Some departments said they had to lay off employees at inopportune times over the past year because grants had run out of money. Many local health officials said they expected that the extra money would peter out over the next two to three years. They likened the Covid-19 funds to the money that flowed into health departments after the 9/11 attacks but then vanished when political priorities changed. Instead, they purchased equipment or, more frequently, hired temporary staff, knowing they would need to let them go when the money dried up.
Meet Me in My Office, in Men’s Underwear on 5
It would take decades and significant advances in technology for corporate ideology to catch up with Nelson’s vision. And then, at some point in the 21st century, it surpassed what he had imagined, in strange ways. By 2018, WeWork had become the largest private occupier of office space in Manhattan, and then it all unraveled. Now our living rooms actually were our offices — during the day, but also after dinner, anytime, all the time — a transformation that has left offices both everywhere and no where. And what if that third realm took shape, for example, not in 19th-century legacy infrastructure (the warehouse, retrofitted by hipsterism) but rather in 20th-century legacy buildings, like department stores?
Should condo board charge all owners for electric car charging station or just the ones who use it?
Where the charging station is available for any homeowner to use, we view it as another amenity offered by that building, one that will ultimately make the property more desirable to future buyers (and may even help propel values higher). However, if the charging station is only available to one owner (and only that owner), then it may be fairer for that owner to pay the building the estimated cost for the electricity — or perhaps reimburse the building for the cost of installing the charging station.
SNL takes aim at scandal-ridden NFL
Arts & EntertainmentSNL takes aim at scandal-ridden NFLIn the Oct. 16 episode cold open, James Austin Johnson appeared as disgraced coach Jon Gruden, and the cast referenced the league's other recent scandals.
What to know about the covid-19 treatment molnupiravir
Coronavirus: What you need to readCoronavirus maps: Cases and deaths in the U.S. | Cases and deaths worldwideVaccines: Tracker by state | Booster shots | Guidance for vaccinated people | Kids | How long does immunity last? | County-level vaccine dataWhat you need to know: Masks FAQ | Delta variant | Other variants | Symptoms guide | Follow all of our coverage and sign up for our free newsletterImpact of the pandemic: Supply chain | Education | HousingGot a pandemic question? We answer one every day in our coronavirus newsletter
As Rents Rise, So Do Pressures on People at Risk of Eviction
The school that two of her children attend is nearby; her youngest son’s day care is across the street. The church close by has provided the family with assistance since Ms. Reynolds’s mother, who was a member, died in 2018. When Ms. Reynolds asked to renew the yearly lease instead, the manager refused, citing her delayed rent payments. “It just devastated me,” Ms. Reynolds said. “Last night, I just had to pray really, really hard, because it gets to me,” she said.
Rory McIlroy says he's 'capable of being the best the player in the world' after winning 20th PGA Tour title
(CNN) Rory McIlroy says he's capable of being the best player in the world after he won his 20th PGA Tour title at the CJ Cup on Sunday. I'm capable of winning a lot of events on the PGA Tour and being the best player in the world," said McIlroy. Hide Caption 13 of 34 Photos: In pictures: The 2021 Ryder Cup Rahm plays his shot from the fourth tee. Hide Caption 14 of 34 Photos: In pictures: The 2021 Ryder Cup Fans of Team US walk across the course. Hide Caption 34 of 34"I know that when I do the things that I do well, this is what I'm capable of.
Markets look to lower open as investors eye earnings
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailMarkets look to lower open as investors eye earningsWall Street is pointed toward a lower open after coming off a winning week. CNBC's Bertha Coombs breaks down the market action ahead.
The Pre-Markets Rundown: October 18, 2021
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China's GDP growth to pick up sequentially in the fourth quarter, says Goldman Sachs
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailChina's GDP growth to pick up sequentially in the fourth quarter, says Goldman SachsHui Shan of Goldman Sachs says if China does not experience another Covid-19 wave that affects multiple provinces, consumption of services could rebound. However, she adds that China's fourth-quarter growth will likely remain "pretty soft" compared with a year ago.
Barclays downgrades Disney, says streaming subscriber growth is slowing
The New York Stock Exchange welcomes The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in honor of Star Wars Day. The growth story for Disney's streaming business appears to be running out of steam, according to Barclays.
UBS downgrades Virgin Galactic to sell after flight delay, says stock will fall another 25%
Sir Richard Branson speaks after he flew into space aboard a Virgin Galactic vessel, a voyage he described as the "experience of a lifetime" and one he hopes will usher in an era of lucrative space tourism at Spaceport America, near Truth and Consequences, New Mexico on July 11, 2021. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images
M?ori All Blacks player Sean Wainui, 25, dies after car crash
(CNN) New Zealand Rugby is mourning the death of M?ori All Blacks player Sean Wainui after the 25-year-old died in a car accident on Monday. A rising star who played 10 times for the M?ori All Blacks, Wainui had a brief spell with the Crusaders, before joining the Chiefs in 2018. He went on to make 44 appearances for the Chiefs and broke the record for number of tries in a Super Rugby game when he scored five against the Waratahs earlier this year. Wainui, who is survived by his wife Paige and two children, had joined the Bay of Plenty this season. "Our thoughts are with Sean and his wh?nau (extended family), particularly Paige, Kawariki and Arahia, and we offer them our full support at what is the most difficult of times," said New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson in a statementRead More
Watch CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum 2021: Responsibility & Regulation
Click on the stream above to watch to CNBC's Sustainable Future Forum. Monday's session from Europe focuses on responsibility and regulation. The way in which we achieve a sustainable future is everyone's responsibility. So says former Unilever boss Paul Polman in his seminal book, "A Net Positive," co-written with sustainable business guru Andrew Winston. To thrive today and tomorrow, they argue, companies must become "net positive" — giving more to the world than they take.
Supply chain chaos is already hitting global growth. And it's about to get worse
But Covid-19 has left one very destructive economic issue in its wake: Disruption to global supply chains. Different parts of the world have experienced supply chain issues that have been exacerbated for different reasons too. Supply chain crisis hits growthAs economies get back on their feet, the supply chain crisis has come to the fore as one of the biggest challenges governments now face. Earnings impactedExperts note that earnings are already starting to show the impact of the supply chain crisis. Invesco's Global Market Strategist Kristina Hooper noted last week that "supply chain fears are brewing" with a number of U.S. companies flagging up warnings about rising costs related to supply chain disruptions and potentially lower earnings.
M?ori Party campaigns to change New Zealand's name to Aotearoa
"It's well past time that Te Reo M?ori was restored to its rightful place as the first and official language of this country. We are a Polynesian country -- we are Aotearoa," reads the statement, which calls for the renaming process to be completed by 2026. Fluency in the M?ori language fell from 90% in 1910 to 26% in 1950, according to the statement. "People are already free to use M?ori place names," tweeted Seymour. "What the M?ori Party is saying is it would like to ban people calling our country New Zealand."
OPEC+ compliance with oil cuts slips to 115% in September, sources say
A 3D-printed oil pump jack is seen in front of a displayed OPEC logo in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dado RuvicLONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - OPEC+ compliance with oil cuts fell slightly to 115% in September, three sources from the alliance told Reuters on Monday. The figure shows that some members continue to struggle to produce at their agreed quota levels due to various technical problems. read moreReporting by Ahmad Ghaddar and Alex Lawler in London and Olesya Astakhova in Moscow, Editing by Louise HeavensOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
'Keep calm': A Georgia town calls for unity as it prepares for Black jogger murder trial
Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday for a trial expected to draw hundreds of protesters outside the court building. "After the trial is over and the bus-loads of demonstrators and media leave, we still have to live here. We still have to live with each other," said Allen Booker, who represents Brunswick as the only Black Glynn County commissioner. Former police officer, Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis McMichael, 35, and William "Roddie" Bryan, 52, are charged with murder and other crimes. 'WE'RE PEACEFUL, STICK TO OUR OWN'Brunswick is about 55% Black, while the surrounding Glynn County is about 80% white.
Canada's 'tax the rich' plan leaves big debt risk untouched
Essentially, Canada's large debt burden "does not leave significant fiscal space to offset major new shocks," said Kelli Bissett-Tom, director of Americas sovereign ratings at rating agency Fitch Ratings. But those taxes won't help pay down Canada's record C$1 trillion national debt, nor will they be sufficient to balance the budget. TAX THE RICHCanada is not unique in looking to tax the wealthy to pay for COVID-19-era spending. Trudeau's Liberals will need support from at least one other party to pass any new legislation, like changes to tax laws. The NDP favors tax increases on big business and the very rich.
Three new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo
A healthcare worker who volunteered in the Ebola response, stands with decontamination gear as his colleague prepare to enter a house where a woman, is suspected of dying of Ebola in the Eastern Congolese town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra BensemraBENI, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the total to five in the last 10 days, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Three people out of the five confirmed cases have died. Flare-ups after a major Ebola outbreak can be caused by latent infections that linger in the semen of survivors. Another cluster of cases linked to the 2018-20 epidemic broke out in February and was contained by May after six deaths.
Apple expected to unveil new Macs with more powerful chips
An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mike SegarOct 18 (Reuters) - Analysts expect Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to unveil new Mac laptop computers with more powerful processor chips at an event that will be streamed later Monday. Bloomberg has previously reported that Apple plans to release two new MacBook Pro models with 14-inch and 16-inch screens. Before Monday, Apple's most powerful laptops still relied on chips from Intel Corp (INTC.O). The expected MacBook Pro introduction comes weeks after Apple overhauled its iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad lineup.
Amazon may have lied to Congress, five U.S. lawmakers say
The Amazon logo is seen outside its JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York, U.S. November 25, 2020. At worst, it demonstrates that they may have lied to Congress in possible violation of federal criminal law," the letter states. The lawmakers' letter gives Jassy "a final opportunity" to provide evidence to corroborate the company's prior testimony and statements. The Reuters probe was based on thousands of pages of internal Amazon documents – including emails, strategy papers and business plans. In India, a group representing millions of brick-and-mortar retailers urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to take action against Amazon.
Toyota to invest $3.4 billion on U.S. automotive batteries through 2030
REUTERS/Aly Song/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp's (7203.T) North American unit said Monday it will invest about $3.4 billion (380 billion yen) on U.S. automotive battery development and production in the United States through 2030. The new plant, which includes a planned $1.29 billion Toyota investment through 2031, aims to start production in 2025 and is expected to create 1,750 new U.S. jobs. Toyota has mounted a lobbying campaign to try to convince U.S. lawmakers not to include an additional $4,500 tax incentive for union-made electric vehicles. Detroit's Big Three automakers said in August they aspire "to achieve sales of 40-50% of annual U.S. volumes of electric vehicles... by 2030." Biden’s 50% goal and the automakers’ 2030 goals includes battery electric, fuel cell and plug-in hybrid vehicles that also have a gasoline-engine.
S.Korea commits to 'challenging goal' of cutting emissions to 40% of 2018 levels by 2030
Vehicles move on a road on a polluted day in Seoul, South Korea, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-jiSEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korea on Monday officially committed to reducing national carbon emissions by 40% of 2018 levels by 2030 ahead of the upcoming U.N. COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, a "very challenging target" compared to an initial 26.3% goal. The government aims to shift industry to minimise carbon emissions by halving coal-fired power generation from 41.9% to 21.8% by 2030 and raising renewables from 6.2% to 30.2%, it said in a statement. South Korea aims to put 4.50 million electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles on its roads by 2025, the statement said, while adding more charging stations and infrastructure. Justin Jeong, Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner, told Reuters the target should be raised to over 50% to meet the international goals.
China drafts law to punish parents for children's bad behaviour
REUTERS/David Kirton/File PhotoBEIJING, Oct 18 (Reuters) - China's parliament will consider legislation to punish parents if their young children exhibit "very bad behaviour" or commit crimes. In the draft of the family education promotion law, guardians will be reprimanded and ordered to go through family education guidance programmes if prosecutors find very bad or criminal behaviour in children under their care. The draft family education promotion law, which will be reviewed at the NPC Standing Committee session this week, also urges parents to arrange time for their children to rest, play, and exercise. In recent months, the education ministry has limited gaming hours for minors, allowing them to play online games for one hour on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only. In its "Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents" issued in December, the education ministry urged schools to promote on-campus sports such as soccer.
Tight U.S. job market triggers strikes for more pay
Healthcare workers take part in a strike to protest working conditions in hospitals amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York, U.S., October 4, 2021. So far, at least 176 strikes have been launched this year, including 17 in October, according to Cornell University's Labor Action Tracker. Meanwhile, some union members have moved to decertify the union. More than 28,000 healthcare workers at 13 Southern California Kaiser Permanente hospitals and hundreds of medical centers voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to authorize a strike. That demand is echoed by nearly 2,000 healthcare workers who have been on strike since Oct. 1 in Buffalo, New York.
Coal prices surge; power squeeze hits China's economy, global supply
Companies in Europe have trimmed outlooks amid global bottlenecks, while European gas prices, still more than 350% higher than at the start of 2021, have forced more power supply companies across the region to buckle. 'LOSING THE BATTLE'"The Chinese government is losing the battle to control soaring coal prices," said Alex Whitworth, head of Asia Pacific power and renewables research at Wood Mackenzie. "Despite efforts to increase coal supply, output fell in September due to weather, safety and logistics challenges. Data showed power constraints contributed to slowing growth in China in the third quarter. Shortages of domestic coal have driven fuel prices for Chinese power generators higher, causing unprofitable firms to ration power to industrial users and forcing some factories to suspend production, disrupting global supply chains.
12 pianists in final stage of prestigious Chopin competition
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Twelve pianists from around the world have been admitted to play in the final stage of the 18th edition of the prestigious Frederic Chopin piano competition, reputed for launching world careers for its finalists. In a sign of appreciation for the competitors’ artistry in performing Chopin’s works, the international jury admitted two more finalists than the regulations foresee. The current edition — in which 87 pianists took part — was postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Poland’s best known and beloved classical music composer and pianist, Chopin was born in 1810 in Zelazowa Wola near Warsaw to a Polish mother and a French father. The auditions can be followed live on the Chopin Institute YouTube channel and on Polish state radio’s channel.
Dems to Biden: Don't leave people of color behind in Build Back Better negotiations
An administration official said the White House is fighting for everything in the president’s originally proposed plan. “We have racial disparities for kids. We have racial disparities for women of childbearing age and postpartum. We have racial disparities for people over 65. “Nobody’s going to win in a ‘who has more racial disparities?’ contest.
#NowPlaying: Essential New Music Playlist
#NowPlaying: Essential New Music Playlist Updated regularlyEnlarge this image NPR NPRStream this playlist via Spotify or Apple Music. You ever hear a song and just have to text, tweet or tell someone about it? #NowPlaying captures that feeling as NPR Music staff and NPR Member stations share today's essential new music that makes us dance, smile and weep.
Covid-stricken states still struggle months after Biden’s surge
States that didn't get staffing help received supplemental funding but couldn't find enough doctors and health workers fill gaps at hospitals. By that point, state health officials said it had become clear that they would not be able to vaccinate enough people to keep Delta at bay. What states needed more than anything was more medical personnel to take care of sick patients. Hospitals lacked personnel to staff the beds and take care of the patients, multiple state health officials said. States including New Mexico and Alabama are still building up their hospital medical personnel three months after Biden announced help was on the way.
Cha Wa: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Cha Wa: Tiny Desk (Home) ConcertThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. Decked out in a brilliant green feathered "Indian suit," Joseph Boudreaux Jr. celebrates the roots of Mardi Gras Indian culture. The concert, filmed during the pandemic, was a challenge for a band so used to the stomping feet and smiling faces of a sweaty New Orleans nightclub. All that said, the spirit and message of these songs, from their new album My People, come through loud and clear for a not-so Tiny crowd.
UK prime minister to lead tributes to slain lawmaker Amess
A 25-year-old British man with Somali heritage, Ali Harbi Ali, is being held under the Terrorism Act on suspicion of murder in David Amess' killing. A 25-year-old British man with Somali heritage, Ali Harbi Ali, is being held under the Terrorism Act on suspicion of murder in David Amess' killing. A 25-year-old British man with Somali heritage, Ali Harbi Ali, is being held under the Terrorism Act on suspicion of murder in David Amess’ killing. It came five years after Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death by a far-right extremist. The House of Commons returns Monday from a three-week break, and most of the scheduled business has been replaced by tributes to Amess.
Omeros Says FDA Needs More Information to Support Regulatory Approval for Narsoplimab
By Dave SebastianOmeros Corp. said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a complete response letter for a biologics license application, expressed the need for more information for the regulatory approval of narsoplimab in the treatment of hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy. The biopharmaceutical company on Monday said the FDA expressed difficulty in estimating narsoplimab's treatment effect. It said the letter didn't raise chemistry, manufacturing and controls, safety or non-clinical issues precluding approval. The company said it plans to ask for a type A meeting with the FDA as soon as possible. Omeros said its management will host a conference call Monday at 8:30 a.m. eastern time about the development.
Live Company Group Shares Fall on South Africa Formula-E Race Delay
By Ian WalkerShares of Live Company Group PLC fell as much as 12% on Monday after the company said that the Formula-E race in Cape Town, South Africa, will be delayed by a year due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic. The U.K. live events and entertainment group said that the inaugural Cape Town E-Prix will now be staged in Season 9, or 2023, rather than Season 8 as originally planned.
She barely made it out of Kabul. Now she's welcoming Afghans with a familiar meal.
Now she's welcoming Afghans with a familiar meal. Now it's her job to make sure newly arriving Afghans will have better memories of their first meals. She had worked in restaurant kitchens before she left Kabul. "Some people on the plane were crying because they were separated from their family members, as their family members were still in Afghanistan," Zainab said. And that a familiar meal could make them feel more at home, at least for a little while.
Informatica Sets IPO at 29 Million Shares, Sees Pricing at $29-$32 Each
By Colin KellaherData-software company Informatica Inc. on Monday said it plans to sell 29 million shares at between $29 and $32 apiece in its initial public offering. At the $30.50 midpoint of that range, the Redwood City, Calif., company owned by Permira and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said it expects net proceeds of about $825.9 million, or roughly $951.2 million if the underwriters exercise an option in full to buy an additional 4.35 million shares.
ChromaDex Says Niagen Results Were Promising in Trial
By Matt GrossmanChromaDex Corp. saw promising results from its Niagen drug in a trial testing its use in two dozen patients with ataxia-telangiectasia, a premature-aging disease, the company said Monday. In the trial, the patients received a daily dose of Niagen for four months, followed by a two-month period with no treatment.
Wall Street set for weaker start after China data
U.S. stock futures edged lower Monday as slower-than-forecast growth in China set off a cautious tone ahead of huge slate of earnings. What’s driving marketsChina reported 4.9% year-over-year growth in the third quarter, a big slowdown from the 7.9% recorded in the second quarter as construction output slowed. U.K. bond yields TMBMKGB-02Y, 0.710% spiked after the governor of the Bank of England said the central bank would have to act because of concerns that rising prices will lift medium-term inflation expectations. U.S. central bank officials have not been as alarmed by the rise in prices. There’s also U.S. data on the way in the form of industrial production and home builder sentiment figures.
TD Bank Expects C$224M 4Q Contribution from Schwab Investment
By Adriano MarcheseToronto-Dominion Bank said Monday that it expects its investment in Charles Schwab Corp. to deliver an income of about 224 million Canadian dollars (US$219.2 million) in its fourth quarter results. On an adjusted basis, which excludes acquisition-related costs and amortizations of acquired intangibles, the Canadian bank said equity in net income of its investment in Schwab will be about C$271 million.
Browns lay an egg in Week 6 leading to questioning much about the team
The Cleveland Browns were steamrolled by the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6. There will be a lot to unpack for the Browns in a very short amount of time before their game with the Broncos. Here are a few of the many questions we have immediately following the disheartening loss:How Many Bad Calls Go Against the Browns? That being said, if the Browns are not the worst officiated team in the NFL it would have to be a miracle. [Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal]It is vital to note that the Browns were facing the last undefeated team in the NFL and dealing with a lot of injuries.
Toyota to invest $3.4 billion for EV battery production in the U.S., will create 1,750 jobs
Toyota Motor Corp. TM, +0.43% announced Monday a big get on the electric vehicle market in the U.S., saying it will make a $3.4 billion investment in EV batteries through 2030. The investment is for developing and localizing EV battery production, and is part of the Japan-based automaker's pledge to invest $13.5 billion in battery development and production globally. As part of the investment, Toyota North America said it will create 1,750 jobs as it establishes a new company and build an automotive batter plant, with an aim to start battery production in 2025. The project includes an investment of $1.29 billion until 2031. Toyota's U.S.-listed shares, which were still inactive in premarket trading, has gained 14.0% year to date while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.75% has advanced 19.0%.
Informatica sets terms for it IPO, to raise up to $928 million
Informatica Inc. has set IPO terms for its initial public offering, as the California-based data management software company looks to raise up to $928.0 million. The company is offering 29.0 million shares in the IPO, which is expected to price between $29 and $32 a share. With 229.6 million Class A shares and 44.1 million Class B-1 shares expected to be outstanding after the IPO, the pricing could value the company at up to $8.76 billion. The stock is expected to list on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "INFA." The company recorded a net loss of $36.3 million...
Bitcoin Prices Approach All-Time High in Run-Up to Futures ETF
Bitcoin prices surged over the weekend and pushed higher Monday amid expectations that an exchange-traded fund tracking futures contracts for the leading crypto would begin trading this week. Also read: What a Bitcoin ETF Offers InvestorsThe price of Bitcoin jumped 6% from around $59,000 Friday to as much as $62,600 over the weekend, and was holding steady near $62,000 by early Monday. U.S. regulators have long pushed back against an ETF for Bitcoin itself amid wider caution over regulation in the crypto space. While trading in Bitcoin itself remains unregulated, futures are traded on and regulated by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. “Why you would want to buy a bitcoin futures ETF instead of bitcoin itself escapes me.
Zillow to stop purchasing U.S. homes after building big backlog and facing staff shortages: Bloomberg
Zillow Group Inc. Z, -0.44% is pausing the purchase of U.S. homes as it works through a backlog of properties, Bloomberg News reported Sunday. The real-estate platform acquired more than 3,800 homes in the second quarter, after expanding into the home-flipping business in 2018 through its Zillow Offers unit. "We are beyond operational capacity in our Zillow Offers business and are not taking on additional contracts to purchase homes at this time," a spokesperson for Zillow told Bloomberg in an email. "We continue to process the purchase of homes from sellers who are already under contract, as quickly as possible." The iBuying process, while powered by algorithms and pools of capital, also requires humans, including inspectors, contractors and decorators.
Nigeria's Sendbox raises $1.8M to provide e-commerce fulfilment for small merchants
Using a mix of technology and offline methods, Sendbox presents merchants with a more reliable platform and has raised $1.8 million seed to help them with their e-commerce fulfilment. The now-defunct company was a fashion marketplace in Nigeria that helped small merchants sell their products online. While Sendbox has made several adjustments to its model and interaction with merchants and customers, its core remains to provide e-commerce fulfilment for African merchants, starting from Nigeria. At the same time, Sendbox's generated revenue is shared with the logistics providers as a reward for chasing a symbiotic relationship. And with merchants' need for e-commerce fulfilment growing by the day, we should expect new companies to spring forth in the coming years.
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Allplants scoops $52M to deliver more plant-based microwave meals
Vegan meal delivery startup Allplants has nabbed £38 million (~$52M) in Series B funding led by Draper Esprit to serve up more tasty plant-based, heat-at-home meals direct to UK consumers. The round is being touted as the biggest ever Series B by a plant-based food company in Europe. In additional plans for its Series B, Allplants says it will be building scalable capacity for rapid distribution into other channels -- so it's potentially eyeing a multichannel distribution over the longer term, which might include retail outlets like supermarkets. Allplants is uniquely positioned at the intersection of some of the fastest growing areas in food consumption today: high quality, plant-based meals that deliver on taste, sustainability and nutrition in an incredibly convenient way for consumers. Allplants has real potential to scale its direct-to-consumer business while expanding into new channels both in the UK and beyond.
A Chinese propaganda film about the defeat of the US Army is set to become the country's highest grossing film ever
A still from the trailer for the 2021 movie "The Battle at Lake Changjin." CCTV6/YouTube"The Battle at Lake Changjin" has made $769 million since releasing in China on September 30. A Chinese state-backed propaganda epic about the defeat of US troops is on track to become the country's highest grossing movie of all time. The Chinese box office is the biggest in the world, meaning "The Battle at Lake Changjin" is the currently biggest film in the world. The star of the film, Wu Jing, also plays a prominent role in "The Battle at Lake Changjin."
Trump faces a pile of civil lawsuits as depositions begin
Trump's attorneys have said that his statements were true and that they plan to file a countersuit. Trump's attorneys could file court papers Monday to set a date for his deposition. Protesters at Trump TowerAlso Monday, attorneys for protesters who allege that Trump's bodyguards assaulted them during a demonstration in 2015 were set to question Trump. Carroll alleges that Trump raped her during a chance encounter in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s. Trump has also filed his own suit against Mary Trump, alleging that she violated their settlement and a nondisclosure agreement.
Melissa Joan Hart makes history with $1 million win on 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune'
Melissa Joan Hart made history and won a lot of money for charity during Sunday’s Celebrity Wheel of Fortune. Finally the first million dollar winner on celebrity wheel of fortune — Dale Adams (@DaleAda57845398) October 18, 2021Whoa! Melissa Joan Hart just won a million dollars on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune! ? — Ultimate23Dragon (@Ultimat23Dragon) October 18, 2021Congratulations @MelissaJoanHart on winning a million dollars on celebrity wheel of fortune for charity. I'm gonna buy stock in it or something.”The million dollars was added to her other winnings in the game for a grand total of $1,039,800.
UPDATE 1-FDA approves Oyster Point's nasal spray for dry eye disease
(Adds details on co's nasal spray and background on dry eye disease)Oct 18 (Reuters) - Drug developer Oyster Point Pharma Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its nasal spray treatment for dry eye disease. The company said the spray, Tyrvaya, will be available from next month to patients with a prescription. Tear film helps to keep eyes moist, reducing risks of infection and contributing to clear vision. Tyrvaya is a nasal spray formulation of the drug varenicline, also used in Pfizer Inc's smoking cessation drug, Chantix. Tyrvaya works by activating a nerve that stimulates natural tear film production, and in turn relieving symptoms of dry eye disease.
2 Small-Cap Stocks With Substantial Upside; Raymond James Says ‘Buy’
Let’s talk a bit about return potential, and small-cap stocks. Curis (CRIS)We’ll start with Curis, a small-cap biotech with both an approved drug on the market and an active development pipeline. Story continuesCovering this stock for Raymond James, analyst Dane Leone lays out the upbeat prospects for the company. (See Curis stock forecast on TipRanks)Ocular Therapeutix (OCUL)The second small-cap stock we’ll look at is Ocular Therapeutix. The stock is selling for $11.19 and has an average price target of $27, suggesting ~141% upside potential from that level.
Why stocks are suddenly back in rally mode: Morning Brief
Get the Morning Brief sent directly to your inbox every Monday to Friday by 6:30 a.m. Nope not my always intense self, I spent four hours or so pondering internally why the stock market is suddenly back in rally mode. The Ulta (ULTA) team will hold its bi-annual investor meeting and to say expectations are running as hot as a hair curler would be an understatement. have stayed in rally mode which may force P&G to 1) warn again on inflation; and 2) disappoint the market on quarterly profit margins. ET: Albertsons Cos. ( ACI ) is expected to report adjusted earnings of 46 cents per share on revenue of $15.88 billion7:30 a.m.
Five U.S. lawmakers accuse Amazon of possibly lying to Congress following Reuters report
At worst, it demonstrates that they may have lied to Congress in possible violation of federal criminal law," the letter states. The Reuters probe was based on thousands of pages of internal Amazon documents – including emails, strategy papers and business plans. In response to the Reuters report, Amazon said, "We believe these claims are factually incorrect and unsubstantiated." On Wednesday, following publication of the Reuters investigation, U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, a prominent critic of Amazon, called for breaking up the company. In India, a group representing millions of brick-and-mortar retailers urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to take action against Amazon.
UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA declines to approve United-Mannkind's lung disease therapy
(Adds background, Mannkind shares)Oct 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve a lung disease therapy developed by United Therapeutics and Mannkind Corp, citing an inspection issue at a third-party facility. United said on Monday the health regulator's draft label for the drug, Tyvaso DPI, includes its use as a treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), as well as PAH associated with interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD). In its complete response letter, the agency did not cite any deficiencies related to operations at MannKind's device manufacturing and testing facility for Tyvaso DPI. While PAH is a type of high blood pressure that affects blood vessels in the lungs, PH-ILDs are a group of diseases that cause inflammation and scarring of the lung tissue, making it harder to breathe. (Reporting by Manas Mishra and Bhanvi Satija in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)
NBA’s 75th season: 5 storylines to follow as games begin Tuesday
The NBA will celebrate its 75th season shrouded by the saga that is Kyrie Irving and his COVID-19 vaccination status as well as the drama between Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers. With the Irving’s and Simmons’ narratives still unfolding, here are five NBA storylines to follow this season:1. Can Lakers win it all? Can the Nets win it all without Irving? It’s just that it will be tough task to undertake if the uber-talented Irving remains a distraction for the Nets all season.
Protesters disrupt flame-lighting for Beijing Winter Olympics
The flame was lit under heavy police security at the Greek birthplace of the ancient Olympics. Pro-democracy protests also had broken out during the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Hockey NHL players will participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics NHL players will participate in the 2022 Beijing Games, per an agreement by the league, NHL Players’ Assn. “We can and will deliver a streamlined, safe and splendid Olympic Games to the world,” he said. A statement from the New York-based organization Students for a Free Tibet called on the international community to boycott the Beijing Games.
Lack of Breadth Annoying But Not a Big Worry Yet
But now the market has rallied, sentiment has improved, albeit far from giddy, and breadth faltered on Friday. Friday saw exactly what I didn't want in the market: an S&P 500 that pushed up by over 30 points and breadth was flat. Should that become more than a one day occurrence it will have an effect on the indicators. We did see a rise in the number of stocks making new highs on the New York Stock Exchange. In any event, Friday was an Either/Or day in the market, only the concentration wasn't all in mega cap tech but rather in big cap stocks in general.
A Negative Market Narrative Does Battle With Positive Price Action
Despite these compelling negative arguments, stocks managed a strong rebound last week. The bounce created some overbought technical conditions and enticed some traders to take fast profits, but the positive price action changed the tone of the market. The negative narratives are growing loud but will they kill the positive price action that started developing last week? That is the battle we face, and the best way to deal with it is to watch the price action. We have a negative start to the week, and it is the FATMAAN names leading to the downside.
Stock Futures Slip, China Slows, Apple 'Unleashed', Delta-Plus Mutation - 5 Things You Must Know
Stocks slip lower into busy earnings week; China GDP slows amid power crisis; Apple event to focus on newly-designed MacBook; Biogen gets mixed results in ALS trial and Delta-plus virus triggers COVID case surge in Britain. Last week's stronger-than-expected bank earnings have lifted collective profit forecasts for the S&P 500, with analysts now looking for third quarter earnings to rise 32% from last year to $421.4 billion. Nasdaq Composite futures, meanwhile, are set for an 80 point slide as benchmark 10-year note yields rose to 1.612% in overnight trading. Apple shares were marked 0.4% lower in pre-market trading Monday to indicate an opening bell price of $144.23 each. "We need urgent research to figure out if this delta plus is more transmissible, has partial immune evasion?"
NBA season preview: Expect another Wild West playoff chase
The Phoenix Suns had the second-best record in the league last season at 51-21, but lost in the NBA Finals to the Milwaukee Bucks. Here’s a peek into how things are expected to shake out in the once-again loaded West this season. The road back to the NBA Finals won’t be easy for the Suns, but they won’t go away easily. For the first time in franchise history, the San Antonio Spurs missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Sacramento has a good young point guard in De’Aaron Fox and a solid shooting guard in Tyrese Haliburton, but expect the Sacramento Kings to struggle.
Bitcoin Holds Above $60,000 Ahead of First U.S. Bitcoin ETF Launch
At least check, Bitcoin traded at $60,866.34, down 0.53% after cutting across the $60,000 threshold on Friday. Ether, the world’s second-biggest digital currency, was down 2.81% at $3779.80, while XRP was down 4.65% at $1.08. If the SEC does not object, the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF will complete a 75-day period since the fund manager filed plans and could begin trading on Tuesday. The Nasdaq on Friday approved the listing of the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF. Grayscale, the world's largest digital currency manager, is planning to convert its flagship product, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into a spot bitcoin ETF, according to reports.
NBA power rankings for 2021-22 season
Brooklyn Nets (Last season: 48-24, second in East, second round)Even without Kyrie Irving, the Nets have enough talent and depth to win a title. Milwaukee Bucks (Last season: 46-26, third in East, NBA champions)The NBA’s defending champions might have conquered their demons last season with comebacks against the Nets and Suns. Phoenix Suns (Last season: 51-21, second in West, conference finalist)The Suns were one of the most impressive teams in the league last season. Atlanta Hawks (Last season: 41-31, fifth in East, conference finalist)Trae Young was already a statistical machine. Philadelphia 76ers (Last season: 49-23, first in East, second round)What will the 76ers do with Ben Simmons?
Disney Stock Slides As Barclays Cuts Rating To 'Equal Weight', Price Target To $175
Walt Disney Co (DIS) - Get Walt Disney Company Report shares moved lower Monday after analysts at Barclays lowered their rating and price target on the media and entertainment group, citing slower growth from its Disney+ streaming service. Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwar cut his rating on Disney to 'equal weight' from 'overweight', and lowered his price target by $35 to $175 per share, noting the group's growth story appears to be weakening heading into the final months of the year. “Disney+ growth has slowed significantly," Venkateshwar said. Disney will publish earnings from its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended in September, on November 10, while updating investors on the growth rate of its Disney+ streaming service. Media revenues were up 18% to $12.7 billion while Theme Parks revenues surged more than three-fold from last year to $4.34 billion in the wake of COVID-related restrictions on attendance in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182’s Travis Barker are engaged
A day at the beach turned into a proposal for Kourtney Kardashian, who is now engaged to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Kardashian posted two photos on Instagram of the proposal with the caption “forever.” A representative for the reality star and businesswoman confirmed Sunday that the couple are engaged. The images showed an elaborate floral arrangement and candles on the beach. People magazine and celebrity website TMZ reported that Barker arranged the proposal at a beach in Montecito, near Santa Barbara. The pair have been dating for several months, showing their affection for each other at public events as well as on Kardashian’s Instagram page.
Op-Ed: USC and prosecutors owe the public a full account of sex abuse inquiries
USC paid Tyndall and his attorney hundreds of thousands of dollars and allowed him to resign quietly. AdvertisementCan anyone imagine the public outcry had Michigan State paid Nassar hush money? In the Nassar case, the Michigan attorney general served search warrants on Michigan State, seized computers and other evidence, and prosecuted high-ranking administrators, including the former president. Lucy Chi received a master’s of health administration and public policy from USC in 2014, Audry Nafziger received a J.D. from USC in 1992, and Allison Rowland received a Ph.D. in public policy from USC in 1997.
These clinics in Mexico are trying to stop abortions by duping women
Its volunteers park vans outside legitimate public abortion clinics, leaving the impression they are working together, and ask the women in line to come inside for free ultrasounds. More than 230,000 abortions have been performed at public clinics in Mexico City since 2007, and in the last two years, the states of Oaxaca, Veracruz and Hidalgo have also legalized the procedure. (Yuriria Avila / For The Times)AdvertisementThe Times identified four of them in Mexico City and three others in the states of Mexico, Sonora and Guerrero. The people who work at Mexico City’s public abortion clinics are used to the presence of the CAM outside their doors. ::Realizing that she had been tricked, Cauduro grabbed her purse and stormed out of the CAM clinic, still pregnant.
Dodgers can still beat Atlanta Braves if they stop overthinking
AdvertisementEven after spotting the Atlanta Braves the first two games, they still can reach the World Series. “If the baseball sayings are right, you’re only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher,” Scherzer said. × VIDEO | 03:08 Dave Roberts and Max Scherzer talk about NLCS Game 2 loss to Braves Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and pitcher Max Scherzer talk about losing Game 2 of the NLCS to the Atlanta Braves. Rather than start Urías, the Dodgers deployed him as sort of a long reliever behind two “openers,” relievers Corey Knebel and Brusdar Graterol. Urías pitched four, instead of the five to seven he likely would have pitched as a starter.
Op-Ed: Mind your XYZs for those of us with names at the back of the line
AdvertisementBased on 2010 U.S. census data, 12% of all respondents have last names that begin with the letters T through Z. Among Asian respondents, 25% have last names that begin with those letters at the end of the alphabet. I, too, have been on the other side of alphabetical bias. Later, I noticed that the Ws, Xs, Ys and Zs had a disproportionately high share of students with Asian last names. A bit of flexibility and creativity could make things fairer for those of us at the back of the line.
Op-Ed: Why didn’t I learn about disordered eating? My schools failed me
But despite public recognition of certain habits as “disorders,” I didn’t learn anything about disordered eating habits or period loss in school. Indeed, amenorrhea is part of the “female athlete triad,” a condition defined as a “combination of disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis,” according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. A 2011 study of high school athletes found that 35% experienced disordered eating, 19% reported menstrual dysfunction, and 66% reported a sports-related musculoskeletal injury during the sports season. The COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened this disparity: The National Eating Disorders Assn. And these lessons should be designed to disrupt the stigma that often accompanies eating and exercise disorders.
Bridge: Oct. 18, 2021
TMI: an urban dictionary abbreviation for “too much information” — when you’re overloaded with more data than you can absorb. When North-South got to 3NT, West led the jack of spades. South took his ace and couldn’t force out the ace of diamonds, but since he knew West had long hearts, South led the ten at Trick Two: jack, queen, eight. If West had two low clubs and the singleton ace of diamonds, South could succeed by cashing his club tricks, catching West in a squeeze. DAILY QUESTIONYou hold: S K J 10 9 6 H J 9 6 4 3 D A 8 C 2.
Horoscopes Oct. 18, 2021: Zac Efron, establish what you want
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Zac Efron, 34; Esperanza Spalding, 37; Freida Pinto, 37; Wynton Marsalis, 60. 3 starsGEMINI (May 21-June 20): Focus on what’s important to you and the best way to get what you want. 3 starsLIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t be fooled by just anyone’s interest. Keep your emotions under control, and you’ll avoid paying for something you don’t need or want. 3 stars: Focus and you’ll reach your goals.
Word Game: Oct. 18, 2021
TODAY’S WORD — OCELLUS (OCELLUS: o-SELL-us: A marking like an eye; an eyespot.) Average mark 13 wordsTime limit 25 minutesCan you find 17 or more words in OCELLUS? For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed. Contact Word Game creator Kathleen Saxe at kzsaxe@gmail.com.
Ask Amy: New friendship takes an asexual turn
Dear Amy: I’m at a complete loss right now. About six weeks ago, another adult classmate of mine started pursuing a friendship with me (he has a wife and children). Dear Amy: Both my husband and I get anxious as we see pumpkins appearing in shops. — Right MindedDear Right Minded: You might be right-minded, but you’re also wrong-headed. (You can email Amy Dickinson at askamy@amydickinson.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.
Mother says she can’t remember the moment daughters slipped away forever during canal ‘baptism,’ records reveal
Hogan’s mother spoke with detectives on June 23, the day after Destiny and Daysha were found. She said the last time she heard from her daughter was in a family group text when Hogan sent a message wishing them a blessed day and to worship God. Her daughter’s religion had led her to become “fanatical” for awhile, Hogan’s mother told detectives, though she had no previous diagnoses of mental illness.
She never planned to get vaccinated. Seeing other pregnant women die from COVID changed her mind.
Seeing continual reports and articles about pregnant women having severe and sometimes deadly cases of COVID-19, Gates had a change of heart. Just 18% of Black pregnant women, 29% of Latino pregnant women and 36% of white pregnant women are fully vaccinated. The CDC now “strongly recommends” vaccines before or during pregnancy, and many Chicago health professionals are doubling down on efforts urging pregnant women to do so. Women who get vaccinated while pregnant can feel confident they are taking “every measure to prevent infection,” Mithal said. She encourages other pregnant women who get vaccinated to do the same to help build robust data that the vaccine is safe.
Brewers Podcast: Dissecting what went wrong for the Brewers in the 2021 postseason
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Brewers reporter Tom Haudricourt and host JR Radcliffe look back at the disastrous finish to the 2021 season, with the offense disappearing in a four-game series loss to the Atlanta Braves. Just how high should fans' concern level be that Christian Yelich has lost whatever magic he had? Will Josh Hader be back in 2022, and are we sure he's happy in Milwaukee? What are some of the more intriguing roster decisions on the horizon? Did we learn anything from the postseason press conference with David Stearns (and are we still confident he remains as Brewers general manager with Mets rumors persisting)?
At long last, LeClaire Courts replacement looks real
The timeline of major events in the history of the LeClaire Courts public housing site on the Southwest Side doesn’t inspire confidence that good things can happen there. And yet, that appears to be the case after years of inattention and indecision by the site’s owner, the Chicago Housing Authority. Finally, the CHA gave up — officially anyway — and tore down LeClaire Courts in 2011. With the CHA retaining a stake in this venture, the plan allows for 186 housing units to replace units lost when LeClaire was torn down. The first phase calls for two mid-rise buildings along Cicero containing about 190 units, Cabrera said.
In Superman’s new slogan, he no longer fights for ‘the American way’
The era of pursuing “truth, justice and the American way” is over for the Man of Steel. DC Comics said Saturday that Superman now is looking beyond borders and performing his heroics with a new slogan: “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.”The announcement came at DC FanDome, a program of live streamed events for the comics company’s superfans. DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee said in a blog post that the new motto “will better reflect the global storylines that we are telling across DC and to honor the character’s incredible legacy of over 80 years of building a better world. Superman has long been a symbol of hope who inspires people from around the world, and it is that optimism and hope that powers him forward with this new mission statement.”In a multiverse that now includes several iterations of Superman, the slogan will apply just to the one whose secret identity is Clark Kent. The news follows an earlier bombshell last week: that Kent’s son Jon, who succeeds his father as Superman, will come out as bisexual and begin a relationship with a man in an upcoming comic-book story.
Lax regulation of Illinois nursing homes resulted in poor resident care, including in early months of pandemic, consultant finds
Yet the agency’s initial response was broadly criticized as too timid and uncoordinated as the virus swept through facilities that were often understaffed and short on protective gear. A Tribune investigation later found that during COVID-19?s first wave — even as most COVID-19 deaths were tied to long-term care facilities — IDPH had largely stopped inspecting facilities. Even when inspectors went, they often went well after major outbreaks had occurred, with the agency at times struggling to have accurate counts of cases and deaths at facilities.
Jill Biden surprises her South Carolina 'prayer partner'
But she opened her remarks by retelling the story of how she and Robin Jackson met, saying the relationship has "shaped my life." Both women have said Jackson approached Jill Biden and asked to pray with her. Jill Biden uses the professional title "Dr." because of her doctorate degree. Jill Biden told talk-show host Kelly Clarkson in February 2021 that regular contact with Robin Jackson had made a difference. Robin Jackson was among religious leaders who recited prayers for Joe Biden during a virtual prayer service the morning after his inauguration in January.
Saw-whet owl migration gives researchers in Washington County a chance to study them
There, in mist nets the Martinezes had helped install an hour earlier, were two tiny northern saw-whet owls. Lured to the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center in southern Washington County by a recording of a male saw-whet owl’s call, the birds peered out at them. You want to do it really carefully because it’s a living creature.”Like Martinez’s owl, Vieth’s owl wasn’t banded. A NUMBERS GAMEAfter a slow start, this past Monday night turned out to be a banner night for saw-whet owls. “If it’s over 100 grams, you don’t even have to guess — either that, or it just ate a really, really big mouse.”The women recorded one male, one unknown and eight females.
Tech service links the visually impaired with remote agents for help navigating public transportation in Connecticut
The Aira service uses a smartphone’s camera to stream live video to an agent who provides the subscriber with instant access to visual information about their surroundings. Agents use the live video to narrate and interpret what they see.
Protestors disrupt flame lighting for Beijing Winter Games
The flame was lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in southern Greece under heavy police security. Pro-democracy protests also had broken out during the lighting ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. “The Olympic Games cannot address all the challenges in our world. “We can and will deliver a streamlined, safe and splendid Olympic Games to the world,” he said. On Sunday, two protesters were detained on the Acropolis in Athens trying to raise a banner to draw attention to human rights abuses in China.
Forecast: LI cools down today, with lower temperatures and gusty winds
Yet it is well within normal temperatures for this time of year, as the average high is 64 and the average low is 51, the weather service said. Monday also will be marked by gusty, cooling northwest-to-west winds, possibly hitting 25 mph – and even 30 to 40 mph out east. The cooling winds partly stem from the difference in the air pressure between a rain-causing low pressure system across eastern Canada and a cloud-clearing high pressure system over the Midwest, according to the weather service. With a high pressure system in control on Tuesday and Wednesday, the skies will be clear. So temperatures will slowly creep higher, rising from 65 during the day on Tuesday to 73 on Wednesday and 71 on Thursday, easing down to the mid-50s at night, the weather service said.
Police: One dead after crash in Hamilton Township
Police are investigating an accident that left one person dead in Hamilton Township. The crash happened shortly before 11 a.m., according to the Hamilton Township Police Department. Officers say that a 1989 Jaguar was traveling northbound on Ohio 48 near Harrison Road, when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and traveled left of center. The Jaguar was struck by a southbound 2019 Toyota Rav-4. Police have not yet identified anyone involved in the crash.
The 12 best players the Xavier Musketeers will face on the basketball court this season
Here are the top opponents Xavier will face in 2021/22:Posh Alexander, St. John’sWednesday, Feb. 16 at Cintas Center, 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, March 2 at St. John's, 6:30 p.m. Julian Champagnie, St. John’sWednesday, Feb. 16 at Cintas Center, 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, March 2 at St. John's, 6:30 p.m. Collin Gillespie, VillanovaTuesday, Dec. 21 at Villanova, 7 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Cintas Center, 6:30 p.m. Justin Moore, VillanovaTuesday, Dec. 21 at Villanova, 7 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Cintas Center, 6:30 p.m. Nate Watson, ProvidenceWednesday, Jan. 26 at Cintas Center, 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Providence, 7 p.m.
After nearly three years, dissatisfaction over Ohio's medical marijuana prices is widespread
Nearly three years after the first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Ohio, slightly over half of the state’s marijuana card holders say they are dissatisfied with the program. The length of time before the most recent changes result in lower dispensary prices is an open question. Marijuana producers in Ohio say high prices a 'myth'Industry officials defend their prices. “We can't produce enough.”Could moves to increase Ohio marijuana cultivation, dispensaries actually increase prices? Industry officials like to cite basic economics when asked about dispensary prices.
Heads up drivers: Fog this morning before sunrise around the Ohio River will reduce visibility
The National Weather Service is warning commuters of fog this morning, especially those traveling near the Ohio River. Fog will reduce visibility this morning along the Ohio River and its tributaries, according to the special weather statement. Thursday: Partly sunny, high near 70. Friday: Partly sunny, high near 63. Sunday: Mostly sunny, high near 64.
Consultant says Columbus zoning code is outdated and needs a major overhaul
An outside assessment of Columbus' zoning code found it outdated, and reported that the city relies too much on rezonings and variances, often for controversial projects that neighborhoods fight. The city's zoning code has not seen a major overhaul since the 1950s. A summary of Wise's study says Columbus' zoning code standards aren't tailored to specific neighborhood conditions, do not prioritize transit and future housing needs — including affordable housing — and is generally too complicated. "At present, our zoning code does not support our community’s shared aspiration to be an equitable, thriving city." She said Columbus' zoning code is too complex.
Expanded Child Tax Credit should be made permanent, research says
We all agree that, simply put, the expanded Child Tax Credit should be made permanent as a matter of sound economic policy. In 2019, I studied the mechanisms through which the Canadian Child Tax Benefit – a child allowance like the expanded Child Tax Credit that operates in Canada – improved child outcomes. The evidence demonstrates that policies like the Child Tax Credit and the Canadian Child Tax Benefit improve outcomes both as a direct input into health, education and other essentials, and indirectly by reducing household financial stress and improving household wellbeing. More:Advocates: Access, awareness mean many Ohio children not receiving tax credit paymentsIn the U.S., my work on the Earned Income Tax Credit – another family tax credit program like the Child Tax Credit – shows that these credits improve household finances. Recent data on the expanded Child Tax Credit has born out this prediction: it shows that the first monthly advance payment of the expanded Child Tax Credit during the pandemic was linked to a nearly 24 percent reduction in food insufficiency for adults in households with children.
Columbus council to vote on $4.9 million for Community Shelter Board for crisis specialists
The Columbus City Council on Monday is expected to vote on a $4.9 million contract for for the Community Shelter Board to hire 38 mental health specialists to try to reduce a surge in violence and deaths in the area's homeless system. "There have been pretty dramatic increases in crisis situations in shelters and supportive housing," said Sara Loken, Community Shelter Board spokeswoman, including suicide attempts, drug overdoses and deaths. Theodore Decker commentary: About internal theft, Community Shelter Board has more explaining to doThe new specialists will be trained in crisis interventions and be placed in shelters and supportive housing. The shelter board is seeking another $4.9 million from Franklin County commissioners for the crisis specialists program, which Heritage said would last through 2024. One supportive housing facility is being built now: Touchstone Field Place, an 80-unit facility on the South Side.
Family offers reward for info that helps locate Hilliard man who disappeared in 2017
The Central Ohio Crime Stoppers reports that Perri's family is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that helps to locate the Hilliard man, who was 28 years old when he disappeared on Nov. 29, 2017. According to Columbus police, Perri left the house on Midland Avenue late that evening with plans to return later. Although Perri left behind his personal belongings, he never came back to the residence and did not respond to family members trying to reach him on his cellphone. Anyone with information about Perri's whereabout is asked to call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477 (TIPS), submit a tip at www.stopcrime.org or use the free P3 Tips application to provide information. All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.
Blue Jackets rewarded by speedy fourth line of Kuraly, Robinson and Hofmann
The Blue Jackets’ forward lines are in flux, but one might already be a keeper. It’s Sean Kuraly's fourth line, which includes speedy wingers Eric Robinson and Gregory Hofmann. “I think that line’s got a ton of potential,” Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen said. During his 17:09 of 5-on-5 time, the Blue Jackets were plus-five in scoring chances (8-3), plus three in high-danger chances (4-1) and took 59% of the shot attempts. I think it got him a little bit.”Yegor Chinakhov called upThe Blue Jackets recalled right wing Yegor Chinakhov from the Cleveland Monsters Sunday.
Sheriff Matt Lutz reflects on exotic animal massacre near Zanesville
Sheriff Matt Lutz reflects on exotic animal massacre near ZanesvilleTen years later, Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz reflects on exotic animal massacre near Zanesville. He spoke with Dispatch reporter Ceili Doyle.
'It's going to be scary.' Ohio State's true freshmen already making major impact
It’s another to do what Ohio State’s true freshmen have done so far this season. That Ohio State’s freshmen have made an impact isn’t surprising. And Ohio State’s rating per recruit was the highest in the country. With veteran corners Sevyn Banks and Cameron Brown limited by injuries, Ohio State doesn't want to ponder where it would be without Burke. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”Brabinowitz@dispatch.com@brdispatchGet more Ohio State football news by listening to our podcasts
Ohio State men's basketball power rankings: No. 10 Joey Brunk
Holtmann would leave for Ohio State that summer, but Brunk would spend his next two seasons at Butler. Need to knowAside from Holtmann, Brunk has a few ties to the Ohio State program. “It’s been a really good spring and summer,” Brunk said at Ohio State media day prior to the start of the preseason. Additional readingJoey Brunk:Indianapolis native comes 'full circle' in committing to Ohio State, Chris HoltmannJoey Brunk:Fully vaccinated, Ohio State heads into short break with work to be doneJoey Brunk:At power forward, can E.J. 15 – Kalen EtzlerGet more Ohio State basketball news by listening to our podcastajardy@dispatch.com@AdamJardy
Columbus ER wait times high as hospitals balance COVID patients with other health emergencies
Unfortunately, on the day she headed to the emergency department, Ohio's COVID hospitalizations were peaking. Current wait times may just be a reflection of what happens when an emergency department is expected to do everything, Shafer said. 'It's been a challenge'While hospitals are required to report wait times to federal officials, they don't always report that information directly to patients. The Dispatch called 12 Columbus-area emergency departments to ask for wait times on the afternoon of Oct. 4. Although her wait was long and the emergency department was busy, Kachaylo said she was treated well throughout her visit.
10 Years Later: Zanesville tragedy inspires change in exotic animal ownership, trade
Back then, there were no laws in Ohio regulating private exotic animal ownership. Ohio was one of only seven states without laws governing private exotic animal ownership or trade in 2011. However, it was essentially the backbone of the legislation the state passed in 2012: the Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act. He assisted Strickland's administration in drafting the original law that would have banned Thompson from exotic animal ownership, let alone set them loose across the rural countryside. Harrison starred in Michael Webber's documentary, "The Elephant in the Living Room," which depicted the exotic animal trade and Harrison's efforts to publicize it.
20-40-60 Etiquette: Is it proper to tell amount when giving gift cards?
Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Callie Athey and Helen Ford WallaceSpecial to The OklahomanQUESTION: What is the proper way to present a gift card? Do you tell the recipient the amount of the card, write it on the envelope or let it be a surprise? CALLIE’S ANSWER: If I give someone a gift card, I put it inside a regular card. Telling the recipient congratulations or happy birthday with the gift card inside. Letting the recipient know how much he or she can spend is important.
How Thunder Fellows is growing next generation of 'Black Wall Street leaders'
TULSA — There’s a running joke inside the Thunder Fellows program, which operates from a sleek, glass-paned office in the heart of Tulsa’s historic Greenwood District. It’s no coincidence that the Thunder Fellows program is based in Tulsa’s Greenwood District, but the launch of the program wasn’t timed for the centennial anniversary of the race massacre. His idea became the Thunder Fellows program, and it would be located in Tulsa’s Black Wall Street. Then a former coworker told him about an opening for something called Thunder Fellows. He’s one of three full-time employees at Thunder Fellows, which is a separate nonprofit entity from the Thunder.
Discover Oklahoma: Would you like to see bison up close and feed them? You can at Pawhuska venue
Would you like to meet some bison up close and even feed them? You can when you visit the Old West Buffalo Co. in Pawhuska. At the Old West Buffalo Co., Woody is the big bull who, the Fischers say, never misses a photo opportunity! In the meantime, enjoy a fun, educational and truly unique experience at Old West Buffalo Co. in Pawhuska. Dino Lalli is the producer, co-host and one of the reporters for the weekly television travel show "Discover Oklahoma."
Adopt a pet: These pets are ready to love and have some fun
Central Oklahoma Humane Society Center: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 7500 N Western Ave., 286-1229. Edmond Animal Welfare Shelter: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Moore Animal Shelter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 4000 S Interstate 35 Service Road, 793-5190. Oklahoma City Animal Welfare: The shelter is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week at 2811 SE 29. Yukon Animal Shelter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, 501 Ash Ave., 354-6312.
COVID-19 vaccine trials recruiting Oklahoma participants, including young children
Several COVID-19 vaccine trials are recruiting participants in Oklahoma, including a trial for young children, booster shot trials for adults, and a study aimed at people with autoimmune conditions who didn’t mount a strong response to their initial vaccinations. In addition to the booster trials for adults, the Lynn Institute is also running a COVID-19 vaccine trial for children ages 6 months to 2 years old. ‘This is how science happens’Eric Nelson, 50, participated in the original Moderna COVID-19 trial, getting his first shot in August 2020. A few months later, after hearing Chansolme talk about vaccines and being in the original trial, his 14-year-old daughter enrolled in a COVID-19 vaccine trial for teens. Participants will get an extra dose of whichever COVID-19 vaccine they initially received.
'Culture win': Mike Gundy credits Oklahoma State's foundational strength for Texas win
“This was a really, really good culture win for us as an organization,” Gundy said moments after shaking his hips in another celebratory locker room dance. They care about each other, and this win is a credit to that. It’s a devoted effort to forming habits over a long period of time within a program and building trust among players. Their leaders are guys like Malcolm Rodriguez and Brock Martin and Kolby Harvell-Peel — players who are the standard bearers of the Cowboy culture Gundy sells to recruits when they visit. Running back Jaylen Warren had 118 of his 193 rushing yards in the fourth quarter and OSU outscored Texas 16-0.
Protestors disrupt flame lighting for Beijing Winter Games
Yu Zaiqing, the vice president of the Beijing organizing committee, said the Games brought “confidence, warmth and hope” during the pandemic, which first appeared in China. “We can and will deliver a streamlined, safe and splendid Olympic Games to the world,” he said. The Olympic flame will be taken to Athens and handed over to Beijing organizers on Tuesday at the renovated stadium where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. The Beijing Winter Games will run from Feb. 4-20. Everyone at the Olympics — including athletes — will be expected to be vaccinated, or else have to spend 21 days in quarantine.
Smartphone producer Foxconn announces electric car venture
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands announced plans Monday to produce electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model. Foxconn Technology Group will produce cars and buses for brands in China, North America, Europe and other markets, said its chairman, Young Liu. The flagship Model E sedan, developed with Italian design house Pininfarina, is due to be launched in 2023, the company said. It said the Model E will seat five and have a range of 750 kilometers (470 miles) on one charge. Foxconn said its first electric bus, the Model T, will have a range of less than 400 kilometers (250 miles) on one charge.
Protestors attempt to disrupt Olympic flame lighting
ANCIENT OLYMPIA. They were thrown to the ground by police and detained. The flame was lit at the Greek birthplace of the ancient Olympics under heavy police security. ———More AP Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/olympic-games and https://twitter.com/AP—SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
Commerce head out to save US jobs, 1 computer chip at a time
To end the shortage, Raimondo, 50, must bring back production of chips as well as solar panels and batteries on the premise that these sectors are key to prosperity. “If we do our job right, and I believe that we will, 10 years from now you’ll see a fundamentally more vibrant, larger and revitalized manufacturing industry,” Raimondo said. “It is a national security problem that we don’t make any leading edge semiconductors in America, that we don’t make enough solar panels in America, that we don’t make critical batteries in America. This leaves us vulnerable, not just economically.”Raimondo's tenure at Commerce has been high-profile for a department that some presidents have paid little heed. The Obama administration went a full year with only an acting secretary.
Protestors attempt to disrupt Olympic flame lighting
ANCIENT OLYMPIA. Greece (AP) — Three activists protesting human rights abuses in China broke into the archaeological site where the flame lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was being held Monday and ran toward the Temple of Hera holding a banner that read “No genocide games.”The protesters climbed over a fence to enter the grounds and attempted to reach the area where the ceremony was being held. They were thrown to the ground by police and detained. The flame was lit at the Greek birthplace of the ancient Olympics under heavy police security. ———More AP Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/olympic-games and https://twitter.com/AP—Sports
‘You reap what you sow’: Russians party despite record Covid figures
During the first coronavirus wave, 60% of Russian households said they had lost income as a result of the economic crisis. This helps explain why many prefer for the country to stay open despite the deaths.”Paramedics admit a Covid patient at Novomoskovsky medical centre in Moscow. But it is not only the economy that has led Russians to seemingly accept life alongside Covid-19. One study also showed that nearly two-thirds of Russians believed coronavirus was a bioweapon created by humans. We don’t have the stamina for another wave,” said Katerina, 24, a nurse working at the flagship Kommunarka hospital in Moscow.
Voting rights veterans share lessons with new generation of activists: ‘Build on the foundation’
And the reason I know is because I used to be a young person,” Watkins said during a panel on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Neshoba county deputy sheriff Cecil Price watches marchers as they pass through Philadelphia, Mississippi, during a memorial in June 1965 for three Freedom Summer activists killed by Klansmen in 1964. During Freedom Summer, SNCC established schools to teach civics, but also reading, math and other subjects. COFO, or the Council of Federated Organizations, was an easier way to organize Mississippi’s Black citizens around voting rights. Richardson, who supported the organization’s voting rights efforts in Lowndes county, Mississippi, said coalition building was key.
Scientists see a La Niña coming. What does that mean for the dry American south-west?
What is La Niña? La Niña is a climate pattern that usually delivers more dry days across the southern third of the US. To scientists, La Niña did not come as a surprise, since it occurred last year and tends to produce the conditions back-to-back. La Niña is characterized by colder-than-average sea surface levels in the Pacific Ocean near the equator. An indication, not a guaranteeStill, La Niña is more of an indication of what to expect rather than a guarantee about what will happen in the coming months.
Biden’s budget could transform life for working women. Don’t let Manchin gut it | Moira Donegan
Joe Manchin is worried that American families will get spoiled if their government looks out for them too much. The danger, Manchin says, is that if the Biden agenda is passed in full, America will become an “entitlement society”. At issue for Manchin is the BBBA’s funding for programs designed to help working women and their families. Finally, the child tax credit has been essential in helping to keep working families out of poverty, giving them much-needed money to spend where they most need it. Instead of throwing working women under the bus for the sake of political expediency, Joe Biden and the Democrats in Congress still have the opportunity to make that wise investment.
First Thing: Biden urged to act as climate agenda hangs by a thread
Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure over a climate agenda that appears to be hanging by a thread. 31 October but negotiations are dragging on between the White House, Democratic leaders and a pair of centrist holdouts in the Senate. Trial of three white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery set to beginThea Brooks stands in front of a mural of her nephew Ahmaud Arbery, in Brunswick, Georgia. Trump has directed aides not to testify, this includes Bannon, the former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino and defense department aide Kash Patel. Climate check: young climate activists speak out on how to save the worldAhead of the crucial Cop26 conference, we talk to young activists around the world.
Perfect pumpkin recipes to make before Hallowe'en
Pumpkin in sweet dishes is definitely something we’ve borrowed from the USA, where pumpkin pie is a staple of Thanksgiving dinners – though you do see pumpkin paired with sweet flavours in Italy. I love the dense sweetness that pumpkin brings to sweet dishes, much like carrot. Warm seasonal salads like pumpkin and artichoke – or the pumpkin and beetroot salad below – are also on regular rotation in my kitchen. With a few chopped walnuts or pumpkin seeds on top, it’s perfect for a lunch enjoyed in the golden autumn sun. Best pumpkin recipesA creamy dish for four that enhances the sweetness of pumpkin flesh.
‘I feel hurt that my life has ended up here’: The women who are involuntary celibates
I see lots of beautiful women dating men who aren’t good-looking, but rarely the other way around. She also reads the work of the US author Shani Silver, who writes candidly about single life. “There are lots of women who are joining communities of other single women and sharing their experiences,” she says. Yvonne counters that any resentment women feel is more likely to be turned inwards. “Involuntary celibate women seem to be handling their anger and hurt in a more evolved way, throwing themselves into work, life and healthy communities where single life is celebrated.
‘This is our last chance’: Biden urged to act as climate agenda hangs by a thread
Native and other environmentalist groups gather outside the White House last week urging Joe Biden to reject fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the talks. “This is high on the list of most consequential actions ever taken by an individual senator,” tweeted the climate campaigner Bill McKibben. Joye Braun speaks during a protest at the White House against the continued use of fossil fuels on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. “None of our objectives for the president’s climate agenda begins or ends on November 1 and 2, or the week after,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters last week.
The 75 best horror movies of all time for Hallowe’en
Along with Hostel, Saw was a film that defined an era – and went on to spark a hugely successful franchise. If possible, however, it’s still best to watch the original without knowing too much about what comes next. Pay attention, horror aficionados: this is how you do a holiday-gone-wrong movie. Inland Empire (2006)A horror film? But the creepy mood also deserves a mention (think perfectly-maintained eeriness, rather than silly shocks), as does the intricate plotting.
21 of the best ways to celebrate Hallowe'en with ghoulish cocktails and fiendish food
Deliveroo is bringing the urban legend to life this Halloween with a pop-up Fleet Street pie shop where you can go and pick up a pie made with ‘human body parts’. Best of all, pies are free, you pay by screaming at the cashier as loud as you can. 62 Fleet Street, Temple, London, EC4Y 1JU15. Jack The Ripper Tour at Discount Suit Company, London31 OctoberAn East London Hallowe'en institution; once again the Discount Suit Company bar is partnering with London Walks for a Jack The Ripper Tour, complete with cocktails. This year there are two special Hallowe'en hampers filled with exclusively Devon and Cornish produce.
Three English ciders perfect for autumnal drinking
Although passionate about their work, Matt notes wryly that it “would still be cheaper to buy in the apples”. Not far away, Barny Butterfield, the head cider maker at Sandford Orchards, near Crediton, is celebrating a gold medal at the World Cider Awards for The General, one of three new premium bottled ciders. Butterfield was behind the launch this year of the Breakthrough Cider Maker Awards, designed to support aspiring small-scale cider producers. The inaugural winner was Kingsley Ash of Thornborough Cider near Bedale in North Yorkshire. I was one of the judges at the Breakthrough Cider Maker Awards, a blind-tasting competition, and found the entrants inspiring, as is the whole current craft cider scene at the moment.
The island estate where the Duke of Marlborough fished and Sir Stirling Moss was brought up
There was also a really delightful Italian beekeeper who came along to teach us the ways of the bee. We also had a visit from Sergio Pignagnoli who owns Bee Friends, which has hives in Berkshire and Surrey. Though the Monkey Island monarch was shy and didn’t feel like showing herself to us that day. The food at Monkey Island doesn’t aim for three Michelin stars, but since Heston serves things like salmon poached in liquorice, snail porridge and red-cabbage gazpacho, we can’t say we minded. Nightly rates at Monkey Island Estate's Long White Cloud are from £1,400, subject to length of stay and a minimum three-night stay is required over summer weekends.
Inside the lab company infecting humans with Covid
Human challenge studies work particularly well with antiviral and monoclonal antibody treatments, vaccines and prophylactics. “Britain was way ahead of the rest of the world,” Friel says. That came to an end in 1987, but a couple of years later two former employees set up a company doing the same sort of work, calling it Retroscreen. He paid off its debts and Open Orphan did a reverse takeover of Venn in June 2019. Friel also wants Open Orphan to list on the Nasdaq in the next 12 months, although the company will keep its dual listing.
Waterspout spectacle off the coast of Cuba
Residents of Cienfuegos, Cuba, have been sharing footage of a waterspout which formed just off the coast, near the city, on Saturday October 16. No damage was reported.
Sunak considers cutting VAT on energy bills
Senior Conservative MPs have been calling for the change to VAT to ease the cost for families this winter. Robert Halfon, known for his successful campaign to keep fuel duty frozen, said it would be a good use of Brexit freedoms to set VAT rates. Mr Halfon said last year’s temporary VAT cut for the hospitality industry set a precedent. Cutting tax was “a much better way – a Conservative way” of helping struggling families “rather than plonking on subsidies”, the MP said. “Why don’t we reduce VAT on fuel, as a temporary measure?” he said.
Watch: Why Prince Charles wants to slim down the monarchy
In this month's episode of Royal Insight, Camilla Tominey explains why Prince Charles is likely to slim down the monarchy when he becomes king. The future monarch will take up residence in a flat above Buckingham Palace and further open the residence to the public, according to reports. "There's this sense that he wants a slimmed down monarchy to make sure that everybody is doing their bit and [there are] no so-called hangers-on," says The Telegraph's Associate Editor Camilla Tominey. In the video above, she explains what a slimmed down monarchy is likely to look like and the impact it would have. For more Royal Insight videos with Camilla Tominey, subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Yemen's Houthis advance in Shabwa and Marib
ADEN – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Sunday it has seized new territory in the energy-rich provinces of Shabwa and Marib, gains confirmed by sources, as it presses an offensive likely to further complicate international peace efforts. Military spokesman Yahia Sarea said Houthi forces, who are battling a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, had taken three districts in Shabwa in southern Yemen and two more in Marib, the Saudi-backed government’s last northern stronghold. Marib has Yemen’s biggest gas fields, while Shabwa has several oil fields and the country’s sole liquefied natural gas terminal. Local authorities and residents confirmed the Houthis were now in control of the Assilan, Bayhan and Ain districts in Shabwa as well as the al-Abdiyah and Harib districts in Marib, where fighting is still raging in al-Jubah and Jabal Murad. Sarea said in a televised statement that Houthi forces would continue to “liberate and cleanse” Marib and called on “mercenaries and agents in Marib City” to quit the coalition.
Cape Verde votes for a new president to salvage tourist economy
By Julio RodriguesPRAIA -The West African archipelago nation of Cape Verde, one of the continent’s most stable democracies, voted on Sunday for a new president who faces the task of stabilising its tourism-driven economy after the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Neves, of the leftist African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV), held the position from 2001 to 2016. It contracted 14% in 2020 as border closures caused by the pandemic cut off Cape Verde’s beaches and mountains from tourists. “We want to choose a president who can be the arbiter of the system and can contribute to the development of Cape Verde. His ideas match my expectations.”The MpD and PAICV have accounted for all of Cape Verde’s presidents – two apiece – since independence from Portugal in 1975.
China denies it tested nuclear-capable hypersonic missile
The report on Saturday quoted five unnamed sources who said a hypersonic missile had been launched in the summer. It flew through low-orbit space before cruising down and narrowly missing its target, the report said.
Czech opposition parties plan lower 2022 budget deficit after election win
PRAGUE – Czech opposition parties seeking to form a new government will aim to rework the 2022 budget to cut the planned deficit to below 300 billion crowns ($13.72 billion), a top party leader said on Sunday. Fiala said a provisional budget for up to two months would not cause a problem. “We have to count on a provisional budget, but of course it is in everybody’s interest to have the amended budget accepted at the soonest.” He said changes could be done in weeks. When asked if the 2022 deficit could be below 300 billion crowns, Fiala said he would like ministries to seek operational savings of around 6%, which he said could cut the deficit by almost 100 billion crowns. ($1 = 21.8710 Czech crowns)
William dons polo neck and velvet jacket as he attends first ever Earthshot Prize
The Duke of Cambridge stepped back in time last night as he donned a black polo neck and velvet jacket to attend the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards. Prince William, 39, opted for a trendy green jacket and a slinky black roll neck as he joined by Kate Middleton on the green carpet for the awards ceremony yesterday. The character became renowned for his love of a black polo neck, with newer iterations often wearing the same outfit. Artists and musicians also donned the slinky black polo neck and jacket look, with the style becoming synonymous with Andy Warhol, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel. And Roger Moore wasn't the only Bond to wear the polo neck and jacket style!
Outsider Marki-Zay jumps to early lead in Hungary opposition run-off
By Gergely SzakacsBUDAPEST – Hungarian small-town mayor Peter Marki-Zay, an outsider with no party affiliation, was ahead of leftist Klara Dobrev with about a fifth of constituencies reporting in an opposition primary run-off to pick Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s challenger. In next year’s parliamentary election Orban will, for the first time since he came to power in 2010, face a united front of opposition parties that also includes the Socialists, liberals and the formerly far-right, now centre-right Jobbik. With four of 18 Budapest constituencies and four of 19 counties reporting on Sunday, Marki-Zay had 63,308 votes while Democratic Coalition politician Dobrev had 38,227. Marki-Zay, who has portrayed himself as a palatable choice for both left-wing and conservative voters, held a wide lead in Budapest, while Dobrev, a lawyer and economist, had the edge in the countryside, early results showed. “Meanwhile, Marki-Zay could be better positioned to challenge incumbent Viktor Orban, but his relatively low profile and limited political experience might make it difficult to keep opposition parties united behind his candidacy.”
Jordan says no current plans to operate flights with Syria-state news agency
CAIRO – Jordan’s Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission said that there are no current plans to operate flights between Jordan and Syria, state news agency PETRA reported on Sunday. Jordan’s state carrier, Royal Jordanian, said in September it would resume direct flights to Damascus for the first time in nearly a decade, in what would have been the latest step to restore extensive business ties with Syria.
Tunisian lawmaker detained over suspected tax fraud, money laundering
TUNIS – A Tunisian court on Sunday ordered a lawmaker to be detained over suspected tax fraud and money laundering – the fourth parliamentarian to be taken into custody since President Kais Saied seized near total control of the country in July. Mehdi Ben Gharbia, a businessman and former minister, is a member of the Tahya Tounes party headed by former prime minister Youssef Chahed, who was dismissed by Saied. Saied, who has also suspended parliament and lifted lawmakers’ immunity from prosecution, last week unveiled a new government headed by Najla Bouden. None of the other three lawmakers currently detained in prison have been formally charged with an offence. The third legislator is accused of corruption in connection with a phosphate contract.
Ashley Roberts shows her toned pins in a black dress and knee-high boots en route to Global Studios
Ashley Roberts channeled 60s vibes in a black jumper dress and matching knee-high boots whilst en route to Global Studios, Leicester Square on Monday. The Heart Radio presenter styled her locks in a sleek hairstyle, while she added a pair of ultra-cool black shades. Get in the f***ing car,"' Vogue bravely said. 'That's my one warning that I wanted to tell people to just be really really careful because you hear about stuff in the news all the time, but you never really think that somebody is going around doing that kind of mad s***.' MailOnline has contacted a representative of Vogue Williams for a comment.
Succession star Kieran Culkin felt 'dad guilt' for getting sleep while working away
Succession star Kieran Culkin admits he felt 'dad guilt' over working away from home. Revealing he is hands-on with the kids, Kieran said: 'I actually love the diaper changing, I feel it's a connected moment. Succession follows the Logan family, who are known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world - Waystar RoyCo. Speaking about the hostile family dynamic between the characters in the show, Kieran revealed the cast are given room to improvise on set. Season three's opening episode was lauded by critics and fans are set to see a slew of new characters join the Roy family onscreen this time round.
Myanmar: Junta leader says over 5,000 anti-coup protesters to be freed
The leader of Myanmar's junta has said that more than 5,000 people are to be freed after being jailed for protesting against the army's coup in February. The junta leader did not give details of who would be included in the list and prison authorities did not respond to requests for comment. ASEAN decided to exclude Min Aung Hlaing from its October 26-28 summit, in an unprecedented snub to the military leaders behind the coup. The exceptional measure was taken after the junta rejected requests to send a special representative to dialogue "with all stakeholders", including the former civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The NUG, an anti-coup alliance including several members of Suu Kyi's ousted ruling party, recently declared a nationwide rebellion against military rule.
Ewan McGregor's daughter Clara gushes over her dad's newborn baby
Clara McGregor has lifted the lid on her famous family, revealing what it was like growing up in the spotlight. The 25-year-old model also discussed her half-brother Laurie, four months, after her famous father Ewan welcomed his fifth child earlier in the year. The actor, 50, shares Clara, Esther, 19, Jamyan, 20, and Anouk, 10, with ex-wife Eve Mavrakis, 55. Clara visited Ewan and Mary at their home in London, proving that she had moved on since expressing her disdain over their relationship. Taking to Instagram, Esther shared a post that read: '#notokaycoachella.
Zayn Malik shows off his array of new arm and neck tattoos as he poses for rare selfie
Zayn Malik has showed of his array of new tattoos in a rare Instagram snap he shared on Sunday. The former One Direction star, 28, sported brand new tattoos on his neck while he also appeared to have added to his arm inkings. Zayn added a black patterned design to his neck along with bright red stripes on either side. It comes after Zayn slammed The Queen, Simon Cowell, and Kanye West in his new album Yellow Tape. Zayn is heard rapping: 'Glad we left the Syco' - a reference to the Simon Cowell's record label in track Believe Me.
William and Kate's 'professionalism' and 'modesty' at Earthshot was 'masterclass of regal behaviour'
Prince William and Kate Middleton's 'understated professionalism' at last night's Earthshot Awards was a 'masterclass of regal behaviour' and showed a contrast to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 'rockstar-like' appearances at recent events, a body language expert has claimed. Speaking exclusively to FEMAIL, body language expert Judi James revealed how the couple showed they are approachable, while they also seemed 'in awe' of David Attenborough. William and Kate's appearance was in stark contrast to Harry and Meghan's at Global Citizen Live last month. Speaking about William and Kate, Judi went on: 'This elegant, confident but – terms of their body language – understated appearance from William and Kate looked like a masterclass in modern regal behaviour. 'None of our royals do equality like Kate and William,' Judi went on.
Dua Lipa turns up the heat as she flaunts her cleavage in a racy tie-up top and vinyl trousers
The singer, 26, flashed her assets as she went braless in an eye-popping orange floral top, which boasted a lace-up centre and flared vinyl trousers. Donning a pair of leather flared trousers, she accessorised her look with an unmissable silver necklace and a miniature black handbag. Stunning: She combined the eye-popping number with paint-splattered vinyl flared trousers for the fun-filled evening with swimwear brand owner, Sarah Lysander. Dua and Sir Elton recently topped the UK singles chart with their collaboration Cold Heart (Pnau Remix). The Rocketman singer also became the first to have a UK top ten single in six different decades with Cold Heart.
Travis Barker's 2004 wedding to Shanna Moakler photosas he proposes to Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian is getting ready to wed, following Travis Barker's romantic proposal on Sunday. But while Kourtney will walk down the aisle for the first time, her rockstar beau has already exchanged vows, twice. The former lovers continued their love of all things spooky by tying the knot on Halloween Eve in 2004. In a link to his future bride Kourtney, Travis and Shanna enlisted the Kardashian family's favourite party planner, Mindy Weiss to create their big day. 'Travis escorted Kourtney down to the beach, where he had red and white florals set up in the shape of a heart.
First picture of Sir David Amess murder suspect, 25
Police are also investigating the alleged close ties between Sir David and Qatar. It comes after reports that the prime suspect in the murder of Sir David Amess was known to counter-terror police and it is believed he had been referred to the Prevent programme. So, this is not the end of Sir David Amess MP. AdvertisementSouthend West MP Sir David was meeting constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea, when he was stabbed to death. From the information that has so far been made public, the most important fact about the killing of Sir David Amess seems clear.
Boy, 15, falls into purification tank and dies - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - A 15-yer-old boy fell into a water purification tank Near Varese north of Milan while trying to get his football back and died on Sunday afternoon, sources said Monday. The incident happened at Castellanza. The boy was rescued by divers while still barely alive and died later in hospital. The accident happened at the Ecosis srl industrial dyeing plant, where the boy had been playing football with a friend.
1,800 cited for pay-TV subscription fraud - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - Some 1,800 people have been cited for pay-TV subscription fraud in an Italian police probe, judicial sources said Monday. The man is under investigation on suspicion of "counterfeiting, violation of intellectual property and ITC fraud", police said. The illegal subscribers have been given hefty fines totalling some 300,000 euros and cited for receiving stolen goods. Police probed bank accounts in order to discover evidence of the illegal subscriptions, police said. The man is alleged to have made illegal profits from his activity of 500,000 euros between 2017 and 2020, police said.
Hiker dies trying to take photo - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - A 29-year-old Italian hiker died trying to take photo in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines on Sunday, sources said Monday. Andrea Cimbali died on the Corno alle Scale massif, police said. He was with a friend who called emergency services but there was nothing they could do for Cimbali. It occurred on the Balzi dell'Ora trail, classified as for expert trekkers and climbers. Cimbali leaned into a void to take a photo of the mountain and slipped and fell hundreds of metres.
3 Italian dancers die in car crash in Saudi Arabia - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - Three Italian dancers and another person died in a car crash in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, sources said Monday. The victims were named as Antonio Caggianelli from Bisceglie near Bari in Puglia, Giampiero Giarri from Tivoli near Rome and Nicolas Esposto, an Agrigento man of French origin. The three were with a 10-strong all-Italian dance troupe in the Arab country to help inaugurate a theatre. The Italian foreign ministry got in touch with the victims' families, who flew to Saudi Arabia to identify them. photo: Esposto (ANSA).
Italy's unobserved economy worth 203 bn in 2019 - ISTAT - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - ISTAT said Friday that it estimates that Italy's unobserved economy - production activities that are illegal, underground or informal - was worth around 203 billion euros in 2019, 11.3% of GDP. The national statistics agency said this was a drop over over five billion euros with respect to 2018. The data shows that the downward trend for the unobserved economy has continued after it peaked at 13.1% of GDP in 2014. ISTAT said 3.586 million workers in Italy were employed off the books in 2019, a drop of 57,000 compared to the previous year.
Green Pass downloads surge as new regime gets acid test - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - Downloads of Italy's Green Pass have been surging with the new regime in which the COVID-19 health certificate is obligatory to access places of work starting its first full week on Monday. So far over 100 million Green Passes have been downloaded in Italy. Some 437,000 were downloaded just on Sunday, when there were long queues at many pharmacies to have swab tests. Of those 437,000 Green Passes, 261,00 were downloaded by people who had had swabs, 174,000 people who were vaccinated and over 1,500 people who had recovered from the virus. Around 2.5 passes were downloaded between October 14 and 16, including 867,039 on Friday alone.
'Of Mice and Men': Unexpected literary and gastronomy secrets
'Of Mice and Men': Unexpected literary and gastronomy secretsIN THE PRESS © FRANCE 24IN THE PRESS – Monday, 18.10.2021: Both the Algerian and French press are reacting to Emmanuel Macron’s tribute for the 60th anniversary of the massacre of Algerian protesters. The British papers question the state of their democracy after the murder of an MP. We also take a look at how the papers are covering US Senator Joe Manchin’s climate stance. Finally, the papers uncover some unexpected literary and gustative secrets.
Chinese quarterly growth slows, missing expectations
Chinese quarterly growth slows, missing expectationsWorkers on a high-tech assembly line. © FRANCE 24By: Bryan QUINNChina's Q3 GDP growth came in below forecasts at 4.9%, as power shortages, supply chain disruptions and a liquidity crisis in the real estate market continue to weigh on the economy. Also, Facebook announces a plan to hire 10,000 new EU workers to build its "metaverse", and Hollywood narrowly avoids a major production crew strike.
French PM meets Pope Francis after devastating clerical child sex abuse report
French Prime Minister Jean Castex met Pope Francis at the Vatican Monday as the French Catholic Church battles a storm over clerical child sex abuse and the sanctity of confession. Advertising Read moreThe long-planned trip to Rome, which includes talks with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, follows the publication of a devastating report estimating that French Catholic clergy had abused 216,000 children since 1950. Pope Francis, who has made battling the global scourge of clerical abuse a priority of his papacy, expressed "my shame, our shame" at the findings, echoing a similar sentiment from French church leaders. His words were in line with Vatican guidelines updated last year, which call on clerics to report claims of abuse. >> How and when will French Church compensate victims of ‘systemic’ child abuse?
Fire breaks out in Kuwait's largest oil refinery
Kuwait's largest oil refinery at the Al-Ahmadi complex, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of the capital Kuwait City, where a fire broke out on Monday, before being brought under "full control"Advertising Read moreKuwait City (AFP)A fire broke out Monday in Kuwait's largest oil refinery, causing several injuries but no interruptions to site operations or petrol exports. The Kuwait National Petrol Company, after initially stating that there were no casualties, later tweeted that there were a number of injuries and cases of smoke inhalation among workers. The Mina al-Ahmadi refinery, on a 10.5 square kilometre site, began operating in 1949. It is the largest of three refineries of the state petrol company, producing about 466,000 barrels of petrol per day. The oil-rich Gulf emirate produces about 2.4 million barrels of petrol per day, most of which is exported.
Douglas Boin: How anti-immigration policies helped bring down an empire
But the history of the Roman Empire reminds us how important addressing this problem is, and the dangers of mistreating immigrants. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content The Roman Empire from the first through the fourth centuries was not an easy place for foreigners to call their home. Article content Romans also stereotyped those outside the boundaries of the Empire in hostile ways. Within two generations, as politicians increasingly chose to cede Roman land to the control of foreigners, like the Goths, rather than extend these groups Roman citizenship, the Roman Empire fell apart.
George McLeod: Seeking friendlier alternatives to China
Share this Story: George McLeod: Seeking friendlier alternatives to ChinaGeorge McLeod: Seeking friendlier alternatives to China Canada has alternatives to China’s exports and domestic market — countries with both stronger growth, and little or no geopolitical risk Photo by Jerome Favre/BloombergArticle content Recent statements by Canada’s ambassador to China, Dominic Barton, that Canada should “seize opportunities in a rising China,” demonstrate that Canada is taking the wrong approach to the PRC. 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 Lost sales in China can be offset by turning to friendlier markets elsewhere in Asia. Western policy on China has been a failure, but with so many better alternatives, Canada can thrive by moving forward with friendly partners.
Liberals in no rush to get back to work, say Opposition of two month gap between election and Parliament resuming
Article content That means Parliament won’t resume until 63 days after the Sept. 20 federal election. Article content The House of Commons and the Senate rose for the summer in late June, making for a five-month break in between parliamentary sessions. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content “There is the sense that we’ll see a much bigger shuffle of major changes to the Cabinet” than in 2019, Béland said. Share this article in your social networkAdvertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.
Exit of top public health agency official leaves questions on Chinese military involvement with high-security disease lab
Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Try refreshing your browser, or Exit of top public health agency official leaves questions on Chinese military involvement with high-security disease lab Back to video Stewart presided over PHAC at an extraordinary time, overseeing a restructuring of the department during a global pandemic. 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. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.
Why Alberta is holding a referendum on equalization — and what it could mean for other provinces
Share this Story: Why Alberta is holding a referendum on equalization — and what it could mean for other provincesWhy Alberta is holding a referendum on equalization — and what it could mean for other provinces Under the equalization program 'have not' provinces receive equalization payments, while 'have' provinces do not Photo by David Bloom/PostmediaArticle content When Albertans go to the polls Monday to vote for new mayors, councillors and school board trustees, they’ll also be asked to weigh in on a referendum that asks whether or not equalization should be stripped from the Canadian constitution. Article content But even if the referendum receives majority support, it doesn’t mean equalization will be removed from the Constitution or reformed automatically. Try refreshing your browser, or Why Alberta is holding a referendum on equalization — and what it could mean for other provinces Back to video It’s by no means clear that will happen. More On This Topic Alberta referendum on equalization puts federal leaders in difficult position Alberta moves forward on equalization referendum The formula is based on per capita income. Under the program “have not” provinces receive equalization payments, while “have” provinces do not.
Slovak presidential advisor discusses collaboration with Sejong University
Norbert Kurilla, advisor to the President of the Slovak Republic, discussed ways for future collaboration and exchange efforts with Seoul’s Sejong University during a recent visit to Korea.Kurilla met with Sejong University’s dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy on October 8, the school said Monday.As there are numerous Korean companies in Slovakia, the school said Kurilla expressed interest in expanding cooperation and networking between the two countries.The Slovak presidential advisor also mentioned that his time at Sejong University and living in Korea had a great impact on him and it was the beginning of his career path focused on international affairs, according to the school.Kurilla was an exchange student under Sejong University’s Asian studies program in 2002, studying various courses related to economics, society, culture and the Korean language.Kurilla started working for the Slovak government in 2003 as a policy officer at the Ministry of Environment. Before taking the post of the advisor to Slovak President Zuzuna Caputova in May 2020, he served as the state secretary of the environment ministry for about four years from 2016.According to the school, Sejong University’s Asian studies department will be expanded to include the new Master of Global Affairs program slated to be launched early next year for students to pursue international careers. The entire program will be conducted in English. The MGA program is accepting applications until October 25.By Kan Hyeong-woo ( hwkan@heraldcorp.com
Russian 12-Year-Old Opens Fire at Middle School
Police detained a 12-year-old Russian boy Monday after he brought his father’s hunting rifle to school and fired two shots, causing no serious injuries. The incident took place Monday morning at a middle school in the village of Sars, near the Urals city of Perm, Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement. “On the morning of Oct. 18, a 12-year-old schoolboy brought a firearm with him to an educational institution. In the presence of several teenagers, he fired two shots at the ceiling and a fiberglass door. Shards from broken glass inflicted cut wounds on an 11-year-old schoolboy,” the Investigative Committee of the Perm Region said.
Lankford targeted by self-proclaimed RINO hunters
U.S. Sen. James Lankford made a small gesture, as if to indicate “What can I say?”, when asked how he feels about being called a RINO. Republican in Name Only is the horse collar Lankford’s announced primary opponents Jackson Lahmeyer and Nathan Dahm are trying to hang around his neck. “When all of this started, we’d just returned to the Capitol,” Lankford said while in Tulsa last week. But, as the two major parties are pushed to the extremes, the meanings of conservative and liberal, Republican and Democrat, often seem more and more transitory. “Most of it is not even rational,” Lankford said.
China scientists link Covid-19 measures to fall in other infections
Covid-19 prevention measures may have contributed to a dramatic fall in other infectious diseases, according to a group of researchers from Guangdong province.
New Politico Owner Says Will Enforce pro-Israel Policy
Politico's new owner, Germany's Axel Springer, expects the U.S. website to adhere to the parent company's principles including support for Israel’s right to exist, Springer's CEO told The Wall Street Journal Friday. Axel Springer said in August it was buying Politico for more than $1 billion. He said he expected Politico, which was launched in 2007, and Axel Springer to shun activist journalism, which he said was helping polarize the United States and other countries. Axel Springer is “step by step developing the U.S. into our most important market and engine of growth for digital publishing,” Döpfner told The Journal. In Germany, Axel Springer owns titles including tabloid Bild and the center-right broadsheet Die Welt.
Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair
Republicans are signaling that they will help bail out Jerome Powell if he's renominated to lead the Federal Reserve, amid opposition and skepticism from progressives. ), another Democrat on the committee, has said that he’ll support Powell, touting his ability to maintain the “independence” of the Federal Reserve. More than half of the GOP senators on the panel have said that they would support Powell, giving him a potentially comfortable margin to work with. Blumenthal has since indicated that he would support Powell if he’s nominated a second term, but other previous Democratic no votes haven’t yet tipped their hand. Asked if he could support Powell, Sen. John Thune John Randolph ThuneGOP rallies around Manchin, Sinema McConnell gets GOP wake-up call Democrat on controversial Schumer speech: Timing 'may not have been the best' MORE (R-S.D.
Rising prices and empty store shelves spell grave political danger for Biden and his Democrats
An admission by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on CNN Sunday that supply chain backups, which are having a corrosive impact on the wider economy, will linger into next year further underscored a tough midterm election environment for Democrats. On Sunday, for instance, the ex-President sent out a fundraising email that noted "prices soaring." Buttigieg spoke after Moody's Analytics warned last week that supply chain disruptions "will get worse before they get better." Rising demand fuels inflationButtigieg, a rising Democratic political star who might have expected the Transportation Department to offer a comparatively safe political landing spot, now finds himself in the middle of a dicey political crisis. While many of the problems hampering Biden's presidency do seem intractable, Democrats can at least hope that things will improve by next year.
Ben Shapiro: A nation in the bubble
How should we explain the bizarre spectacle of a nation that should be booming stagnating instead? The actual answer, however, is simple: We have spent a year training Americans to believe that work is alternately unsafe, unavailable or unnecessary. First, we have trained vaccinated Americans to believe that they are unsafe. listen live watch liveMost importantly, we have trained Americans to believe that work is unnecessary. Ben Shapiro is a nationally syndicated columnist whose work appears regularly in the Grand Forks Herald.
Diver pulls 900-year-old Crusader sword from seafloor
A diver found a 900-year-old sword dating back to the Crusader period off the Carmel beach in the north of the country, along with various other artifacts, the Israel Antiques Authority said Monday. Atlit resident Shlomi Katzin turned over the weapon to the Israel Antiques Authority and was awarded a certificate of good citizenship. Spying stone and metal anchors, Katzin also noticed the sword, which was encrusted with marine life. The sword has been handed over to the National Treasures Department, the statement said. However, finds are elusive as they are revealed or covered over with the shifting sands on the seafloor.
Should we be worried that ‘ice glue’ is melting in Antarctica?
The looming ice shelves of Antarctica might look immovable, but they are slowly starting to shift due to rising global temperatures. Mélange is a mixture of broken icebergs, windblown snow, and sea ice that surrounds ice shelves. This blend helps to hold ice shelves together, packing them tightly and attaching them to rocks and ridges. An ice rift in Antarctica NASAIce shelves hold back sea levels from risingThe importance of ice shelves in controlling sea levels cannot be underestimated. According to the researchers, ice shelves act as roadblocks to the glaciers behind them, slowing their progress.
Spanish drone company races to save trapped dogs on La Palma with ‘unprecedented’ rescue mission
A company that specializes in operating large drones will on Monday attempt to rescue several dogs trapped by lava from the volcano on La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands. Pereira and two other company officials, all professional drone pilots, flew to the Canary Island of Tenerife on Sunday and were scheduled to take a ferry to La Palma on Monday. Drones are being used by the Spanish Military Emergency Unit (UME) to monitor the lava flow of the Cumbre Vieja volcano. The company, he said, has adapted a drone normally used to carry cargo to ships crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. Authorities then prohibited Carrillo from flying his drone, citing existing legislation, and this triggered a huge protest on social media.
Sony China fined 1 million yuan for undermining national dignity and interests
Sony Photo: CFPSony's China branch was fined 1 million yuan ($0.15 million) by Beijing's market regulator on October 12 for its advertisement related to the July 7th Incident in 1937. The company was accused of undermining national dignity and interests, Beijing Daily reported on Sunday.The punishment shows that China will not tolerate any company that damages China's national pride and will resolutely defend national interests, analysts said.According to National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System, Sony's China branch broke national advertising laws, as it announced on June 30 that it would release a new product at 10 pm on July 7, exactly the same day and time that marked the beginning of the all-out War of Resistance by the Chinese people against Japanese aggression (1931-45), which undermined Chinese national dignity and interests.Sony, as a Japanese company, was immediately criticized for choosing such a sensitive time to launch the new product, with some netizens asking why the company didn't schedule the release at 9 am on September 2, the anniversary of the signing ceremony of Japan's unconditional surrender in World War II.After being questioned, Sony's China branch deleted the posts on its social media, later posting an explanation on its Weibo account saying it was "sorry for the misunderstanding and confusion caused to the public over the choice of dates due to poor work arrangements," adding that it has canceled a related event.In April, Sony China released its 2020 financial report on its Weibo account, showing that its sales revenue in 2020 is nearly 9 trillion yen ($0.07 trillion), up 9 percent year-on-year.Many observers have stated that Sony has repeatedly hurt Chinese national pride, as it was not the first time that the Japanese company chooses sensitive moments in Chinese people's history to launch new products.On July 7, 2020, Sony released a new zoom lens, and on December 13, 2019, China's National Memorial Day, a remembrance day f
Japan to improve missile defense capabilities
Japan's top government spokesman has indicated that the country will improve its missile defense capabilities, following a British newspaper's report that China tested a hypersonic missile. A hypersonic missile travels at about five times the speed of sound, and is believed to be harder to intercept. Matsuno said he is aware of the report, and that China is apparently speeding up the development of nuclear-capable hypersonic weapons to obtain the capability to breach missile defense systems. He said Japan will improve its detection, tracking and interception capabilities against any threats from the air. He added that the country will bolster its comprehensive air and missile defense capabilities that operate equipment through computer networks.
Clinic that agreed to perform Colombian woman’s euthanasia reverses decision
Days before, she had been all smiles while joking with her son and having a beer to celebrate what would have been her death by euthanasia. “Perhaps Colombia can be a leading country in terms of advances in dignified death,” the attorney told Noticias Caracol. For every five requests for euthanasia, two are authorized, says DescLAB, Laboratory for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The first euthanasia patient in the country was Ovidio González Correa, a 79-year-old man with a face deformed by a tumor who became a symbol of the fight for the right. When asked about those who think she should fight to live instead of asking for an assisted death, Sepúlveda said she has already gone through a battle.
Police say bystanders "should've intervened" as woman was raped on Philadelphia train
A woman was allegedly raped on a suburban Philadelphia train last week while police said there were "a lot of people" around who "should have done something." Police said they had arrested a man connected to the rape that allegedly happened on a SEPTA El train on Wednesday. According to authorities, the incident was caught on surveillance video that showed bystanders on the train when it happened who "did nothing." Again, we're still going through the video but there was a lot of people, in my opinion, that should've intervened. The victim was taken to a local hospital, Bernhardt told The Associated Press.
Activists unfurl Tibet flag at Beijing Olympics flame ceremony
A security officer tried to stop protesters holding a banner and a Tibetan flag at the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter OlympicsAdvertising Read moreOlympia (Greece) (AFP)Activists unfurled a Tibetan flag and a banner that said "no genocide" at the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Greece on Monday. The demonstrators produced the flag and the banner following the ceremony in Olympia attended by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. Security guards forced the demonstrators, who were standing in the ruins of the site of the Ancient Olympics, to take down the flag and the banner and detained the activists. In a break with tradition, there will be no torch relay on Greek soil. Instead, the flame is due to be carried to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, a second-century arena used in both the 1896 and 2004 Games, and on Tuesday it will be handed over to the delegation from Beijing 2022 to be flown to China.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build 'metaverse'
A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. "No one company will own and operate the metaverse," Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, wrote in a blog post. Using technologies such as virtual and augmented reality Facebook plans to create a greater sense of "virtual presence", which will mimic the experience of interacting in person. Facebook, which has invested heavily in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), including buying companies like Oculus, intends to connect its nearly three billion users through several devices and apps. Zuckerberg believes the metaverse would be accessible across VR, AR, PC, mobile devices and game consoles.
SmileMakers Launched a Clit Suction Toy With Interchangeable Heads
When it comes to the clitoris, there's more than meets the eye. The tiny bud at the top of the labia accounts for just 10% of the entire organ with the rest hidden below the surface. What is visible has more than 8,000 nerve endings—hello, orgasms—and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes (yep, just like boobs). And while this information might just seem helpful for better understanding your body, it was also crucial in the development of the SmileMakers Poet Suction Toy.
Strictly Come Dancing announces third celebrity elimination
Tonight's Strictly Come Dancing results show saw Greg Wise leave the competition, after the judges preferred his competitor's dance routine. BBCThe judges opted to save Love once again after the dance-off, ending Wise's time on Strictly. and when host Tess Daly asked if he intends to continue dancing, he said yes – he would! BBCKaren was full of praise for her partner, saying "It's been a blast. Strictly Come Dancing 2021 continues on Saturday (October 23) on BBC One.
Duchess of Cambridge stuns in Grecian dress for Earthshot Prize
The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning in a floating Alexander McQueen dress for the first Earthshot Prize awards in London last night (18 September). The Duchess attended the awards ceremony with Prince William, who wore a bold green velvet jacket with a black turtle-neck jumper. The British designed dress is a 2011 favourite of the Duchess’, which she has worn before. The Duke and Duchess took part in the event to announce the awards winners, during the ceremony which was broadcast live. The Earthshot Prize is a 10 year environmental project which will present an annual award for a project which benefits the planet and tackles climate change.
Staycay in Style: Three Mile Beach
All those traffic lights, travel bans and overbooked Airbnbs could, understandably, have ruined your appetite for the Great British holiday. But there is one hot new opening capable of reigniting your interest and charming your staycation-saturated bones: Three Mile Beach, St Ives Bay. The story here is 15 luxe self-catering beach houses amid the pleasingly wild dunes of Gwithian Towans on the North Coast of Cornwall, an irresistibly scenic stretch of golden sand lapped by surfer’s paradise waves. The VibeThe beach houses are vast, airy, soothing temples of seaside chic without the whitewashed driftwood cliché. ELLIOTT WHITEThe Food & DrinksIt’s a surfer’s paradise, but Three Mile Beach is also a haven for foodies.
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The MurdaughsAlex Murdaugh, South Carolina Lawyer and Father in Family Mystery, Faces Yet More Criminal ChargesThe scion of a powerful Southern family, whose wife and son were killed this year, was arrested on charges of taking funds from a settlement intended for the sons of his former housekeeper.
“Me and My Evil Twin”: Succession's Brian Cox and J. Smith-Cameron on Season 3
Cox: I think the thing about Logan is the one person he really trusts is J.—Gerri, I mean. He's some kind of business genius that she can't put her finger on, and she trusts it. Cox: And I think also Roman, he's the loose and hidden cannon in the whole family. And Brian will agree, I'm sure, that Kieran is a kind of improv genius. So I think that that whole relationship was actually born out of Roman's improvisational nature, and Kieran's improvisational nature.
IATSE and the AMPTP Reach a Deal, Preventing Historic Hollywood Strike
Hollywood has managed to evade a historic strike of its below-the-line employees, the likes of which would not have been seen since World War II. We are tough and united.”The threat of an industry walkout became real in early October, when 98% of IATSE members voted to authorize a strike if leadership was unable to broker a deal with the AMPTP. On October 13, IATSE, the negotiating body for unionized entertainment industry workers, announced the tentative strike date as October 18, releasing “2021 Strike FAQs” the following day, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Members were to check their emails Monday morning for confirmation of the strike, before picketing outside their designated location or workplace. “We’re hoping we can get a deal to prevent having to figure out how disruptive [a strike] is,” IATSE communications director Jonas Loeb told V.F.
“We’re at an Unbelievably Dangerous Time in America”: Former Bush Guy Matthew Dowd Is Trying to Turn Texas Blue
So maybe what the party needs to knock off an incumbent Republican is…a guy who used to be a Republican? Now Dowd has become an improbable candidate in the Texas Democratic Party’s lieutenant governor primary, aiming to take on Republican Dan Patrick. “No question the change is slower than many folks want,” says Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and 2020 candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. A veteran Texas Republican operative vigorously disputes that analysis. as a Democrat,” says Sean Clegg, a senior adviser on California governor Gavin Newsom’s successful recall campaign and on Kamala Harris’s 2020 presidential campaign.
Zendaya Landed In The UK With A New London-Approved Hairstyle
Zendaya knows only too well, as she hit London at the weekend as part of the promotional tour for her latest film, Dune, with a brand new, London-approved hairstyle. She paired the wispy fringe, which skimmed those bold brows and effortlessly framed her eyes, with a ’90s-inspired nude lip and bronzed complexion. Zendaya, who has long experimented with different looks – from ultra long braids to big curls – will undoubtedly become a reference point for many hitting the hairdressers in the coming weeks. “When rooftop breezes attempt to blow this fresh fringe & soft tousled hair in every direction but it’s still pretty,” wrote the hairstylist behind the look, Antoinette, on Instagram. Bangs as good as those never fail to delight – welcome to London, Zendaya.
Batsheva X Laura Ashley Is Autumn’s Most Romantic Collaboration
It’s hard to think of a more harmonious collaboration than Batsheva Hay and Laura Ashley. A fan of the chintzy British textiles brand since her childhood, the very first fashion memory Batsheva has is of a sweet Laura Ashley dress she wore, much to her delight, at the age of four. The company’s print archive is the place the former lawyer’s mind wanders to in daydreams; it is her version of heaven. “To me, Laura Ashley embodies an unpretentious beauty. The darker side to the joyfully democratic Laura Ashley aesthetic that influenced the cultural psyche in the ’80s chimes with her self-professed weirdness.
Zendaya And Timothée Chalamet Do Red-Carpet Clashing The Right Way
Fashion-wise, Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet have been nailing it during their Dune press tour. For the London photo call for the movie this weekend, however, Zendaya and Chalamet really showcased that they know how to execute co-star style by power-clashing. Styled by Law Roach, Zendaya wore a spring/summer 2020 look from Vivienne Westwood that consisted of a draped, chained top and checkerboard skirt. Chalamet, meanwhile, wore a custom, mushroom-print suit by Stella McCartney, completed by the matching shirt and heeled boots. Chalamet loves himself a printed suit, while Zendaya has the ability to pluck any runway look and make it feel like she’s wearing it – not the other way around.
Kourtney Kardashian And Travis Barker Are Engaged
Congratulations are in order for Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker. “Forever.”After the proposal, the couple gathered with the Kardashian family for a celebratory dinner. Kylie, Kim, and Kendall all posted Instagram Stories of Kourtney’s diamond ring as she embraced Barker at the table. Kardashian and Barker were first romantically linked in January 2021 after a years-long friendship, and have swiftly become an Internet obsession (as well as couples’ style inspiration). In May, after a trip to Disneyland together (and after Barker got the words “I love you” tattooed in Kardashian’s handwriting), Barker wrote on Instagram that Kardashian was the “love of my life”.
Fans Are Losing It Over Harry Styles’s Love On Tour Outfits
Ever since Harry Styles kicked off his second solo tour in September – called Love On Tour, in honour of his 2019 album Fine Line – the singer has been bringing epic fashion to the stage. “Harry Styles concerts are basically fashion shows and I love to see it,” wrote one fan. Some fans love the looks so much that they’ve sketched them out and kept the archive in a photo album, as a chic memento. A Love On Tour look Photo: Courtesy of Harry Lambert A Love On Tour look Photo: Courtesy of Harry LambertStyles isn’t the only one impressing the fans; the crowd has been equally well-dressed. “Harry Styles shows are like the Met Gala of concerts,” wrote one user of the ongoing fashion extravaganza.
Emma Watson Wears An Upcycled Harris Reed Look For The Earthshot Prize Awards
Emma Watson is known to be a keen champion of sustainable fashion. So it was fitting, then, that for the Earthshot Prize ceremony on Sunday night, the actor opted for an upcycled look by rising London-based designer Harris Reed. The actor wowed in a voluminous white tulle gown, created using secondhand bridal dresses from Oxfam, which she teamed with flared trousers and Harris Reed X Missoma jewellery. Sharing a behind-the-scenes peek at the event, Reed posted on Instagram: “What a magical day… honoured to be a part [of it].”Emma Watson wore an upcycled Harris Reed look at the Earthshot Prize ceremony. The event marked the actor’s first red-carpet appearance in nearly three years, with Watson focusing on her activism of late.
The Duchess Of Cambridge Recycles A Decade-Old Alexander McQueen Gown For The Earthshot Prize
The Duchess of Cambridge is known for re-wearing pieces from her wardrobe – so it’s no surprise the royal opted to recycle an Alexander McQueen gown in lilac for the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at London’s Alexandra Palace on Sunday night. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony. Karwai TangThe Duchess, of course, ensured she stuck to the dress code for the event, which asked for guests to “consider the environment when choosing their outfit”. Prince William, too, took a leaf out of his wife’s book and re-wore a green velvet tuxedo he previously wore to a charity gala in 2019, this time opting for a black turtleneck underneath. The Earthshot Prize was launched by the Duke of Cambridge in 2020, in order to honour those working to tackle the climate crisis around the world.
Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet Do Red Carpet Clashing the Right Way
Fashion-wise, Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet have been nailing it during their Dune press tour. For the London photo call for the movie this weekend, however, Zendaya and Chalamet really showcased that they know how to execute co-star style by power-clashing. Styled by Law Roach, Zendaya wore a spring 2020 look from Vivienne Westwood that consisted of a draped, chained top and checkerboard skirt. Chalamet, meanwhile, wore a custom, mushroom-print suit by Stella McCartney, completed by the matching shirt and heeled boots. Chalamet loves himself a printed suit, while Zendaya has the ability to pluck any runway look and make it feel like she’s wearing it—not the other way around.
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How a woman started a condom company in India
For starters, there was probably just one other female-led condom brand in India (Bleü by Komal Baldwa, launched in 2019), so there weren’t many notes to follow. Good at researching and studying, Chawla then studied (self-taught) and started working as a buyer psychologist, researching B2C e-commerce brands. The rubber for Salad condoms is sourced from 100 per cent sustainable, fair trade rainforests in Kerala (and their packaging is recycled and recyclable). Condoms already have a low adoption rate, to get a new female condom brand accepted would be a much bigger mountain to climb. The company is working with sex educators to build workshops, modules and a curriculum.
From little to lots, monograms are back. Here's how to wear the trend, even if you're not a maximalist
Head-to-toe, or in snippets, the vintage monogram trend is back and here to stay. While some people may still be skeptical, others are carrying logo speckled pieces loud and proud. While you can follow the mantra of “Go big or Go Home” like Kylie Jenner, with a monogram speckled Balenciaga dress, you can also opt for a more subtle look like Priyanka Chopra or fashion blogger Tania Shroff. Look to Deepika Padukone and Kendall Jenner to carry the logomania trend to your workout outfits or skip the routine and wear it on a casual day out like Anushka Sharma and Tamara Kalinic. Instagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramInstagram content View on InstagramThe ubiquitous influence of logomania is going to find its way into your wardrobe one way or another so why not start now with our edit of the coolest logo pieces, you need to own.
8 new movies, shows and documentaries to binge this week on Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar
It is finally time to revisit the Roy family’s shenanigans as Succession makes its much-awaited return for a third season where the stakes are higher than ever. Below, we round up all the new movies, shows and documentaries that you should bookmark for the week. Succession season 3 (October 18)ContentThe 2018 satirical comedy-drama is back for its third outing as the Roy family tension intensifies. What follows is an online meeting that requires them to confront sensitive and complex questions, but the answers lie elsewhere. The trio then embark on a heartfelt journey to China as they try to unravel old connections and their lost heritage.
This one-of-a-kind home is a tropical haven located in a gated community in Hyderabad
Reddy wanted the home, located in a residential area of Manchirevula in Hyderabad, to resemble a villa in the tropical countryside. The final result was a home, showcasing a marriage of traditional tropical architecture with contemporary interiors, planned around a nucleus—its lush green courtyard. The brief was to let nature inThe entrance foyer overlooks abundant greens with a view of the outhouse and koi pond. Hence, we chose the right designer to design a simple contemporary home connected to nature. We wanted a blend of contemporary interiors and tropical architecture in our home.”
5 bridal beauty lessons to learn from Neha Dhupia
In 2018, Neha Dhupia married actor Angad Bedi in a small private ceremony, and her pale pink lipstick, slicked-back bun and larger-than-life lashes became a beauty look that has been liked, shared and pinned as inspiration. Instead, take cues from Dhupia and wear a matte base–you’ll look put-together, and your makeup won’t slip-slide around all day. Reach for a strip lashInstagram content View on InstagramDhupia always keeps her makeup really simple, but a fluffy strip lash is always her must-have. Well-placed blush can make all the differenceInstagram content View on InstagramIn photos, Dhupia’s pretty flush lasts all the way through the wedding ceremony and after party. Also read:5 bridal beauty lessons you can learn from Priyanka Chopra Jonas5 bridal beauty lessons to learn from Sonam Kapoor Ahuja5 bridal beauty lessons to learn from Kajal Aggarwal
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7 interesting facts about Freida Pinto you probably didn’t know
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Natural woman: Oasis founder Hildra Gwee strikes a balance between Earth-friendly and efficacious beauty
On paper, Oasis: Beauty Kitchen reads like the ultimate one-stop shop for beauty-loving, ethically-minded consumers. Think plant-based formulas, an in-store refillery, recycled packaging programmes, and products that advocate a zero waste lifestyle. Gwee affirms this: “the most sustainable form of packaging is either no packaging or reusable packaging. “The most sustainable form of packaging is either no packaging or reusable packaging. “At Oasis, we believe in reusing over recycling, because the data on recycling is not easily available.
17 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Inspired by 2021 Pop Culture
For your haunting pleasure: a list of ideas for pop culture costumes that will thrill—without the bloodshed that usually comes with an episode of Squid Game. How about pairing a silky black slip with faux fur and a red lip à la Cruella? In no particular order, here are 17 last-minute costume ideas to inspire your Halloween ensemble. Chances are the melodic tones of “Red Light, Green Light” have been playing in your head for the past few weeks. Play around with various black-on-black ensembles—adding only white and red accents throughout.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Are Engaged
Congratulations are in order for Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker. Kylie, Kim, and Kendall all posted Instagram Stories of Kourtney’s diamond ring as she embraced Barker at the table. It was a busy weekend for the couple, who were in New York on Saturday night where Barker joined Young Thug for his Saturday Night Live performance. Kardashian and Barker were first romantically linked in January 2021 after a years-long friendship, and have swiftly become an Internet obsession (as well as couples’ style inspiration). In May, after a trip to Disneyland together (and after Barker got the words “I love you” tattooed in Kardashian’s handwriting), Barker wrote on Instagram that Kardashian was the “love of my life.” And now it’s official.
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian: We're ENGAGED!!!!!!!
That is offiicially the plan for Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian. Kourtney and Travis only started dating in January, but had been friends for a long time prior to getting together. News that the proposal took place just as the sun was setting -- and that Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson were both present. "Travis escorted Kourtney down to the beach, where he had red and white florals set up in the shape of a heart. Once the famous couple got back inside the hotel, they were greeted and celebrated there by Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Corey Gamble.
Kourtney Kardashian Engagement Ring Photos From Travis Barker
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are engaged — and her ring is stunning. “I love [you] both!”Kim Kardashian also posted an Instagram Story with a close-up pic of the ring. “Her sisters say they’ve never seen Kourtney this crazy in love,” the insider raved. Younes, 28, later shared screenshots of the DMs to his Instagram Stories and called out Scott, making the situation public. “The arguing started shortly after Kourt and Travis began dating, and she’s accusing Scott of being jealous that she’s moved on and found love.”
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Engaged: Announcement
Congratulations are in order for Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker! Kourtney, 41, and Travis, 45, first sparked dating rumors in January 2021 — and later confirmed their romance on Instagram in February. Moreover, Travis has a tight-knit relationship with Shanna’s first daughter, Atiana, whom she shares with ex Oscar De La Hoya. Since day one, the Kardashian-Jenners have been supportive of Kourtney and Travis’ romance. “They have such a great relationship with Scott, so they see Travis as a fun, responsible, present person in their lives,” the insider added.
Kourtney Kardashian Engagement Ring From Travis Barker: Photos
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are engaged — and her ring is stunning. “I love [you] both!”Kim Kardashian also posted an Instagram Story with a close-up pic of the ring. “Her sisters say they’ve never seen Kourtney this crazy in love,” the insider raved. Younes, 28, later shared screenshots of the DMs to his Instagram Stories and called out Scott, making the situation public. “The arguing started shortly after Kourt and Travis began dating, and she’s accusing Scott of being jealous that she’s moved on and found love.”
Travis Barker's Kids React to Kourtney Kardashian Engagement
Travis Barker‘s children Alabama Barker and Landon Barker are celebrating the news of their dad’s engagement to Kourtney Kardashian on Sunday, October 17, in a big way. Before she and Travis became a couple, Kourtney had several public relationships, including one with Scott Disick. “They’re obsessed with him,” a separate source told Life & Style months before their engagement. “They have such a great relationship with Scott, so they see Travis as a fun, responsible, present person in their lives,” the insider admitted. “Travis doesn’t take himself too seriously and his kids are grown, so he hasn’t been able to be as kid-like as he is getting to be right now,” the continued.
Report: Apple cuts iPhone 13 production by 10 million units, due to ongoing chip shortages
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has significantly cut its production schedule for the iPhone 13 series. Due to ongoing chip shortages, the supply chain is supposedly unable to deliver its original targets for iPhone 13 shipments. The report says Apple is now expecting to make as much as 10 million fewer phones in 2021, than originally planned. On its last earnings call, Apple warned investors that supply chain production problems could impact iPhone supply in the current quarter. However, it is not impervious and this latest report is a sign that near-term iPhone sales may be damaged by the supply chain carnage.
Absentee Parents in Disney Feature-length Animated Movies: What are Children Watching?
1 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 12/21/1937 83 Snow White Yes, but dead [with stepmother] Yes, but away Need for a family2 Pinocchio 02/07/1940 88 Pinocchio No No [Fathering figure: Creator] Self-worthiness3 Fantasia 11/13/1940 125 Mickey Mouse No No Wish for a better life4 Dumbo 10/23/1941 64 Dumbo Yes, alive No Love, family and courage5 Bambi 08/13/1942 70 Bambi Yes, but dead No Death and loss6 Saludos Amigos 02/06/1943 42 Goofy & Donald Duck No No Intercountry relationship7 The Three Caballeros 02/03/1945 71 Donald Duck No No Intercountry relationship8 Make Mine Music 04/20/1946 75 Music Instruments, Singers and Dancers No No Music9 Song of the South 11/20/1946 95 Johnny Yes, alive Yes, alive Problem solving10 Fun and Fancy Free 09/27/1947 73 Mickey Mouse, Don Duck, Goofy, and Jiminy Cricket No No Differences in roles11 Melody Time 05/27/1948 75 Singers No No Singing12 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 10/05/1949 68 Ichabod No No Friendship13 Cinderella 02/15/1950 74 Cinderella Yes, but dead; Stepmother Yes, but dead Blended family and forgiveness14 Alice in Wonderland 07/28/1951 75 Alice No No Growing up15 Peter Pan 02/05/1953 77 Peter Pan and Wendy Yes, alive Yes, alive Youthful innocence16 Lady and the Tramp 06/16/1955 76 Lady and Tramp No No Life differences17 Sleeping Beauty 01/29/1959 75 Aurora Yes, alive Yes, alive Love conquers all18 101 Dalmatians 01/25/1961 79 Perdita and Pongo Yes, alive Yes, alive Love for animals19 The Sword in The Stone 12/25/1963 79 Arthur and Merlin No Yes, alive Grow up well20 The Jungle Book 10/18/1967 78 Mowgli No No Evil of capitalism21 The Aristo Cats 12/24/1970 78 Duchess and Thomas Yes, alive Yes, alive Family22 Bedknobs and Broomsticks 12/13/1971 139 Price No No Musical23 Robin Hood 11/08/1973 83 Robin Hood No No Brotherhood24 The Many Adventures of Winnie Pooh 03/11/1977 74 Winnie the Pooh No No Solid friendship25 The Rescuers 06/22/1977 78 Bernard and Bianca; Penny No No Good vs. evil26 A Tale of Two Critters 06/22
Social Security checks getting big boost as inflation rises
This Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, photo shows a Social Security card in Tigard, Ore. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)This Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, photo shows a Social Security card in Tigard, Ore. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022 . With the increase, the estimated average Social Security payment for a retired worker will be $1,657 a month next year. Social Security cannot be addressed through the budget reconciliation process Democrats are attempting to use to deliver Biden’s promises.
Arctic Ocean's 'last ice area' may not survive the century
The Arctic Ocean and its projected Last Ice Area (outlined in red), north of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Siberian ice also mixes with ice formed in the central Arctic Ocean, which also may travel into the Last Ice Area. A bit of open water on the outskirts of the Last Ice Area; in background, the U.S. ice breaker Healy. Already the Russian oil company Rosneft has leases on some areas that traditionally have fed ice to the Last Ice Area. Robert Newton et al, Defining the "Ice Shed" of the Arctic Ocean's Last Ice Area and Its Future Evolution,(2021).
Climate change: Arctic's unknown viruses' and nuclear waste
"It is imperative demonstrable action is taken at next month's COP26 summit as these findings should concern anybody. As well as fulfilling the targets of the Paris Agreement and reducing the increase in the global climate temperature to 1.5 Celsius, there needs to be a strong and immediate commitment to funding research in this area.
Limits On Toilet Paper And Cleaning Supplies Are Back At Costco
Limits On Toilet Paper And Cleaning Supplies Are Back At CostcoEnlarge this image toggle caption Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesThe days of toilet paper shortages may not be over just yet: Costco has announced new limits on purchases of certain household items as supply chain issues bedevil the company and the delta variant spreads. The company is putting "limitations on key items" such as toilet paper, bottled water and cleaning supplies so it can meet any uptick in demand due to the COVID-19 surge, Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said during the company's latest earnings call on Thursday. "A year ago there was a shortage of merchandise," Galanti told investors during the call. In the meantime, Galanti said Costco is trying to stay ahead of the curve by continuing to place orders early to get stores what they need. In an effort to address the delivery issues, Galanti told investors that the company has chartered three ocean vessels for the next year to transport several thousand containers between the U.S., Asia and Canada.
Apple Patent Offers Sketch of Possible Notch Implementation in New MacBook Pros
Specifically, the laptop's "first and second rectangular extended regions display icons on a black background while the main rectangular region displays a rectangular picture." "The first and second extended regions may be located on opposing sides of a camera or other electrical component in a protruding portion or island-shaped portion of the inactive region. Icons or other information may be displayed on a black background in the extended regions, giving the display a continuous unbroken appearance." In the ?macOS Monterey? beta, MacRumors uncovered potential display resolutions of 3024x1964 and 3456x2234 for the rumored 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The possibility that Friday's rumor may have substance to it has further been bolstered by an alleged photo of a MacBook Pro screen with a notch that was originally shared by a Weibo account.
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For Social Security beneficiaries receiving Medicare, Social Security will not be able to compute their new benefit amount until after the Medicare premium amounts for 2022 are announced. Social Security Announces Redesigned Statement -- Now Available with a my Social Security AccountPrint Version Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today introduced a new look and feel to the Social Security Statement, available online through the my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and by mail. Social Security Board of Trustees: Combined Trust Funds Projected Depletion One Year Sooner Than Last YearPrint Version The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. Social Security beneficiaries have instant access to their benefit verification letter, payment history, and complete earnings record by establishing a my Social Security account. Often, you only need to know your Social Security number and do not need a physical Social Security card.
What to Expect From October 18 'Unleashed' Apple Event: New MacBook Pros, AirPods 3 and More
It's been two years since the 16-inch MacBook Pro models last saw a refresh, and we're long overdue for an update. A follow-up alleged photo leak of a MacBook Pro display indeed shows a notch, along with almost non-existent bezels. With the updated 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple will eliminate Intel chips from the MacBook lineup. For more on what to expect from the MacBook Pro, we have a dedicated MacBook Pro guide that aggregates all of the rumors that we've heard about the upcoming machines. Mac Pro - Apple is developing two versions of the Mac Pro, one of which will feature a redesigned chassis that's smaller in size.
Facebook’s internal documents show how to make social media safer for teens
That’s important because many teens, especially girls, spend large amounts of time on social media. Comparatively, among girls who used social media less than one hour a day, only 15% were depressed. A 1998 law called the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule already sets the age minimum for social media accounts at 13. More stringent regulation would help with another issue teens know all too well: the unwritten mandate to use social media or be left out. If age limits were enforced, the peer pressure of being on social media would vanish; no or few classmates would be there.
How leaders can help their people see career ladders differently
advertisement advertisement advertisementThe concept of career ladders has changed, especially since the pandemic. It requires individuals who bring their best selves to their jobs, have a personal stake in seeing their projects succeed, and give it their all to make that happen. advertisementIf we, as business leaders, support people in their journey to become their best selves, those people are, as a byproduct, going to perform extraordinarily well. In fact, we all need to be learning, growing, and developing to become our best selves if we are going to have a shot at staying competitive. As managers and leaders, we can use questions to help our employees with self-reflection.
6 ways to deal with an anxious brain
All the productivity tricks in the world can’t help when your brain is fighting your best instincts. You don’t need a complicated prioritization strategy. If you’re feeling burned out, now’s not the time to get ahead. They can help you when you’re feeling overwhelmed, whether it’s pitching in or just lending an encouraging ear. Be kind to yourself Ultimately, if you’re feeling burned out, anxious, or struggling with your mental health, give yourself a little kindness.
Wedbush: 'Bar is High' Ahead of Tesla (TSLA) Earnings
Third-quarter earnings season is rolling along, and results from Tesla (TSLA, $832.48) are on deck. Since its early June lows near $570, TSLA stock is up roughly 46% to trade at levels not seen since mid-February. Jefferies analysts are certainly optimistic ahead of Tesla's third-quarter earnings report, which is due out after the Oct. 20 close. Any upside in capacity build-out from here would likely result in him raising estimates for Tesla. Johnson & Johnson Stock Struggles Ahead of Earnings Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, $161.65), like many other stocks, peaked in the third quarter but has since taken a beating alongside a broad-market downturn.
How to watch today’s Apple ‘Unleashed’ event: New MacBooks, Airpods, and more
Apple is holding another launch event today. Here’s what’s expected, according to MacRumors:16-inch MacBook Pro: this MacBook Pro would feature an Apple M-series chip – the first Pro laptop to do so. this MacBook Pro would feature an Apple M-series chip – the first Pro laptop to do so. 14-inch MacBook Pro: this would be the first 14-inch version of the MacBook Pro that Apple has ever released. Mac mini: Apple updated the Mac mini last year, but rumors are another one will launch today – perhaps a pro version.
UX design has a dirty secret
The terms “user experience,” “UX,” and “user-centered design” have become staples of corporate vocabulary. But when you dig beyond the surface of the many projects touting themselves as beacons of user-centricity, it seems there are almost more projects branding themselves as user-centered design than there are projects that are actually user-centered design. When executives adopt the term “user experience,” their teams aren’t necessarily empowered to do all the work that user experience design entails. Any attempt to further define the scope of our practice devolves into debates over whether that includes product design, digital design, interaction design, service design, and so on. Much like design, design advocacy requires empathy and collaboration.
These homeowners volunteer their backyards for tiny housing for homeless neighbors
When a homeowner applies to participate, Facing Homelessness evaluates the yard to see if it meets the city’s permitting requirements for a backyard home, and then interviews the homeowners. advertisementAgencies refer unhoused people who they believe would be a good fit for the program, and Facing Homelessness serves as a matchmaker. There’s no expectation that someone living in one of the tiny homes will have to continue to search for other housing. “It’s important to note that we see this as long-term housing,” says Jennifer Tee, deputy director of Facing Homelessness. advertisementThe project’s initial dwellings were built through volunteer labor in participants’ backyards, but because contractors had busy schedules, the process took months.
Want to Save on Taxes? Consider a Divorce!
While there are many tax changes, the most notable include raising income and capital gains tax rates on high earners – especially married couples. Wedded individuals will see the most dramatic tax squeeze, so as a result, getting a divorce could save high-earning couples thousands of dollars or more in taxes. This will create a significant tax bite for married couples, making divorce more financially appealing now. To save on taxes, will financial advisers recommend couples increase savings for their children’s college education, max out their work 401(k)s … and get a divorce? Kamens shares that “Revenue Ruling 76-253 states that the IRA will disregard a divorce obtained solely to save money on taxes.
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We may come to understand our exit from the pandemic—our ‘Pandexit’ if you will—as the moment global society decided to start taking its existentialist responsibilities seriously.
Marketing Mistakes Made by CBD Brands (And How to Avoid Them)
Rarely do we have an opportunity to watch an entire multi-billion-dollar industry take shape before our eyes, with every mistake on full display. That’s one of the great things about participating in the CBD industry: everything is so new. To say that there’s been a lot of mid-course correction in CBD marketing would be a nice way of putting it.
The Brics never lived up to their promise – but is now the time to buy?
Hopes for emerging economies and their markets were high when Goldman Sachs first published “the Brics dream” in 2001. Meanwhile, emerging markets account for just 11.6% of the MSCI All Countries World index, which covers 85% of global investable equities. Part of the reason is that less economic activity is represented by stockmarkets in emerging economies than in developed ones. Developed market companies have a much larger presence in emerging economies than vice versa. But a key reason for their markets lagging is simply that emerging economies have not lived up to the promise of 15 years ago.
How Advertising Holding Companies Are Attracting Talent
The pandemic remains one of the great disruptors the advertising industry has ever dealt with. Aside from throwing the global economy for a loop, it sped up the rate of ecommerce adoption, launched Zoom and other video conferencing apps to the top of the technology food chain and, most significantly, it altered the employment habits of agencies and staff around the world.
Americans Remain Conflicted About School Vaccine Mandates
As with so many aspects of pandemic life, Americans continue to have conflicting views on in-person learning and whether schools should require vaccines to attend.
Is it right or productive to watch workers?
Where monitoring software had once been a relatively small market, populated by benign-sounding products like Hubstaff, ActivTrak, Workpuls, BeeBole, and Time Doctor, it’s grown. Concrete numbers are difficult to come by, but, according to analysis from Top10VPN released in August, US demand for employee surveillance software is up 58% since 2020. Since then, employee monitoring software has remained a booming business. For one thing, remote workers are already more productive, monitoring or no. In a 2011 study, computer monitoring that employees felt violated their privacy increased employees’ destructive behavior.
How Harley Davidson Revs Its Brand
But some Harley dealers say they could easily sell twice as many bikes as they now get. Dressed in black leather and beret, Mr. Davidson, now the 64-year-old head of the design department, took to the road and met with Harley customers, listening to their comments. Extend The Brand: Mr. Fessler realized that legions of Harley riders in black leather jackets and black T-shirts also hurt the company's image. Beyond that, Harley can always count on the staying power of its brand, and on customers like Mr. Conrades. Harley employees, like those in every great marketing company, take personal responsibility for maintaining the luster of the brand.
Putting artificial intelligence at the heart of health care — with help from MIT
Artificial intelligence is transforming industries around the world — and health care is no exception. Her clinical research interests include cardiovascular disease prevention, women's heart health, cardiovascular health disparities, and the use of digital tools in cardiovascular disease management. Adedinsewo’s interest in AI emerged toward the end of her cardiology fellowship, when she began learning about its potential to transform the field of health care. “I started to wonder how we could leverage AI tools in my field to enhance health equity and alleviate cardiovascular care disparities,” she says. “There are so many areas of health care that can benefit from AI,” Barzilay says.
Three dividend stocks from the dynamic Asia/Pacific region
Asia is the fastest-growing region in the world and over the last decade its companies have grown profits at a faster pace than any other region’s. However, it is still surprising that the growth and resilience of dividends in Asia is not celebrated in the same way. This is an incredible outcome in a year where global pre-tax profits slumped by 23%, compared with only 4% in Asia. Ignoring income in Asia is to ignore the most exciting region globally for potential upside in dividends. It is uniquely placed to capture growth opportunities in many of the investment buzzwords of today: infrastructure, commodities, renewables, and technology.
Dr. Anthony Fauci urges police to get vaccinated: Live COVID-19 updates
Police officers and other public safety workers have a responsibility to get vaccinated, the nation's top infectious disease physician said Sunday. COVID-19 is the leading cause of death for American law enforcement officers, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a nonprofit tracking police officer deaths. In Chicago, the head of the police union called on members to defy the city’s deadline for reporting their COVID-19 vaccination status. ?Today's numbers: The U.S. has recorded more than 44.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 724,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. However, a Jacksonville, Florda,i judge last month ordered a hospital to give it to a COVID-19 patient, according to records submitted to Nutt.
More than 20 dead after floods in south India
KOCHI, India – At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend, officials said. Rainfall across the state led to flash floods and landslides in several areas, with the Indian army and navy called out to rescue residents. India, with 1.3 billion people, relies on rainfall to support its population, many of whom live rely on farming. But excessive rainfall can cause floods, landslides and water-borne diseases. CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/ShutterstockA man holds an umbrella and keeps a watch on his grazing cows on a rainy day in Kochi, Kerala.
Afghan girl’s gruesome murder sparks investigation into possible organ harvesting ring
KABUL, Afghanistan – The chilling, cold-blooded killing of a 10-year-old Afghan girl has sparked an investigation into a possible organ harvesting or snuff filmmaking ring. But both her family and the Taliban suspect a broader, more sinister kidnapping ring has been unearthed. Dr. Khan Alam at the Khatam Modern Transplantation Hospital, claims that he doesn’t know about any organ harvesting rings. In frantic WhatsApp messages, Henna’s family says they are receiving threatening calls and are followed each time they move to a new place or endeavor to step outside. The passport photo Henna’s family used as they attempted to leave Afghanistan.
Taylor Heinicke’s check-downs limit Washington Football Team offense
It’s possible Heinicke stayed conservative despite the deficit because the coaches, including Rivera, have stressed to him since he became the starter not to gamble too much. Heinicke sometimes forces plays, as he did on two interceptions in a lopsided loss at the Buffalo Bills, and Rivera has emphasized, “There’s no such thing as a 14-point play.” Fitzpatrick isn’t statistically a much better deep-ball thrower than Heinicke, but he does have 147 career starts to Heinicke’s seven, which might give him more of the benefit of the doubt from his coaches when deciding to make a risky throw.
Liz Peek: Biden team off to UN climate summit as their green energy policies fuel inflation at home
The liberal media, enthusiasts all for the Green New Deal, has downplayed the global energy crisis; they especially do not want you to know what kicked it off. Consequently, the Brits scrambled to substitute natural gas for the missing wind energy. A shortage of natural gas spread over Europe like a virus, leading Germans to beg Vladimir Putin for more imports, which the Russian despot declined to provide. Beijing, too, had to substitute natural gas in their energy grid, causing even more shortages. Meanwhile, governors around the U.S. have nixed the construction of natural gas pipelines, denying their states’ residents relatively clean and cheap fuel.
South Korea has a 'big ambition' for its space program: CEO
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailSouth Korea has a 'big ambition' for its space program: CEOKenneth Lee from Kencoa Aerospace is looking at M&A opportunities to grow his company's space engineering capabilities, ahead of the launch of South Korea's first home-grown rocket launch.
Elizabeth Holmes' trial makes it harder for women to break the invisible ceiling: Analyst
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailElizabeth Holmes' trial makes it harder for women to break the invisible ceiling: AnalystAron Solomon of Esquire D igital says that the case of Elizabeth Holmes brought "significant" chilling effects for venture capitalists to fund females founders.
Afghanistan women's junior football team granted UK visas
(CNN) Afghanistan's women's junior football team and their immediate families will be relocated to Britain from Pakistan "shortly" after being granted visas by the UK government. "We are working to finalise visas to the Afghan Women's Development Team and look forward to welcoming them to the UK shortly," a UK government spokesperson told CNN. "The Government is committed to doing all it can to support those most in need, including vulnerable women and girls, and those at risk who have had to flee Afghanistan ." The UK Home Office declined to comment on the type of visas the players and their families would be receiving. In August, the UK government announced a resettlement scheme for Afghan citizens facing "threats of persecution from the Taliban."
Investors expect policy errors as major central banks reiterate ‘wait and see’ approach
People wearing face masks walk in front of a big Euro sign in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, as the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters can be seen in the background on April, 24, 2020. LONDON — A substantial portion of investors expect the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank to keep monetary policy slightly too loose for too long, according to a Deutsche Bank survey. By contrast, 45% see a bigger risk of the Bank of England making a hawkish policy error, compared to 20% for "about right" and 20% for dovish. Central bank policymakers have been striking a cautious tone in recent weeks, seemingly adopting a "wait and see" approach to inflation and the prospect of hiking rates. He noted that along with "deteriorating asset quality," banks' "excessive search for yield" was feeding growing demand for leverage, increasing market risk.
Foxconn unveils 3 electric vehicle prototypes in push to diversify away from consumer electronics
The Foxconn logo is displayed on a Foxconn building in Taipei on January 31, 2019. Taiwan's Foxconn unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple and other tech firms. The vehicles - an SUV, a sedan and a bus - were made by Foxtron, a venture between Foxconn and Taiwanese car maker Yulon Motor. Foxtron Vice Chairman Tso Chi-sen told reporters that he hoped electric vehicles would be worth a trillion Taiwan dollars to Foxconn in five years time - a figure equivalent to around $35 billion. Industry watchers are closely watching for clues of which firms might build Apple's electric car.
FIFA fears recent abuse cases in women's football are just 'tip of the iceberg'
(CNN) After allegations of abuse in women's football surfaced in recent weeks in the US, Venezuela and Australia, the sport's world governing body FIFA fears they could be the "tip of the iceberg." "There wasn't a set way to manage allegations or information that was coming in on sexual abuse or sexual harassment," Smith told CNN Sport. However FIFA has another problem in the challenge it faces in dealing with the issue of abuse of women's football -- unpaid fines. FIFA's statement comes after it was announced an investigation has been launched following accusations of sexual abuse by former Venezuelan national women's football coach Kenneth Zseremeta, the country's Attorney-General Tarek William Saab announced earlier in October. An increasing numberUS women's football has been shocked by the allegations that have emerged after former National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) coach Riley was fired by the North Carolina Courage.
Tennessee fans throw trash onto football field in loss to Mississippi
(CNN) With less than a minute to go in the Mississippi Rebels and Tennessee Volunteers game Saturday night, fans threw trash onto the field following a defensive stop by the Rebels at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. Water bottles, pizza boxes, and beer cans littered the field, and a thrown golf ball hit Rebels coach Lane Kiffin. Actually there were people who came over that moved us off," Kiffin said on the field. "They're passionate fans, and there's 100,000 people that came to see a show. It didn't end up the way they wanted, so it is what it is."
FIFA president floats Israel as possible World Cup 2030 co-hosts
(CNN) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has floated the prospect that Israel might co-host the World Cup in 2030, according to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. A statement from Bennett's office said the two men met Tuesday in Jerusalem, during which the soccer boss "raised the idea that Israel would host the World Cup in 2030, together with other countries in the region, led by the United Arab Emirates." Also present at the meeting were former US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, the statement said. Mnuchin and Friedman were among several high-profile members of the Trump administration in Jerusalem this week, attending a series of events aimed at pushing forward the Abraham Accords, a string of normalization agreements between Israel and Arab states.
The Washington Football Team is retiring NFL star Sean Taylor's jersey after he was killed 14 years ago
(CNN) The Washington Football Team paid tribute Sunday to beloved football legend Sean Taylor, who was killed in 2007 while protecting his family from a home burglary. The National Football League (NFL) team retired his jersey number, 21, during a ceremony before their game against the Kansas City Chiefs. During the pregame ceremony, nearly 100 alumni players were also honored at FedExField in Prince George's County, Maryland, the Washington Football Team said in a press release Thursday. This is the third time in the Washington Football Team's 89-year history a jersey number was retired, according to the team. I and many others looked to him as a role model," Washington Football Team president Jason Wright said in the release.
Chicago Sky defeat Phoenix Mercury for first WNBA championship win
(CNN) The Chicago Sky have won their first championship, defeating the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday. Allie Quigley led Chicago with 26 points, while Candace Parker added 16 points and 13 rebounds in the championship-clinching victory. The sixth-seeded Sky are the first team in WNBA history to win the championship without being seeded first or second. The WNBA Championship Trophy is awarded to the team that wins the best of five games. The Phoenix Mercury won Game 2 of the finals.
Australian golfer makes hole-in-one just shy of 100th birthday
(CNN) Traditional golfing etiquette calls for waiting for the group in front of you to vacate the green before hitting your drive on a par-3 hole. Since 99-year-old Hugh Brown typically struggles to make the green in one shot, he teed off with the group ahead of him still on the 5th hole green at the Indooroopilly Golf Club in Queensland, Australia. Next thing he knew, Brown saw the group ahead waving their hands. Hugh Brown carded his first hole-in-one since 1960. Brown had made a hole-in-one on the 161-yard par-3 hole, just two months shy of his 100th birthday.
Trump faces a pile of civil lawsuits as depositions begin
Trump's attorneys have said that his statements were true and that they plan to file a countersuit. Trump's attorneys could file court papers Monday to set a date for his deposition. Protesters at Trump TowerAlso Monday, attorneys for protesters who allege that Trump's bodyguards assaulted them during a demonstration in 2015 were set to question Trump. Carroll alleges that Trump raped her during a chance encounter in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s. Trump has also filed his own suit against Mary Trump, alleging that she violated their settlement and a nondisclosure agreement.
Prince William highlights climate crisis with Earthshot environmental prize
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with actors and activists, highlighted new technology and policies on the climate crisis with the prince’s Earthshot Awards in London. The annual prize aims to inspire and educate young people with the goal of “finding the solutions to repair our planet.”Oct.
What are carbon offsets and do they work?
The market for carbon offsets is expected to reach $200 billion by 2050, according to German bank Berenberg, making it a business with massive potential. The teething problems did little to derail the idea of carbon offsetting, however. Purchasing carbon offsets is indeed easy. "In the voluntary carbon market space, there is very, very little regulation if any. "We have to be very careful when we look at carbon offsets because they are an additional bonus when we're dealing with climate change, but they are not the solution," Maslin said.
Poetry is experiencing a new golden age, with young writers of color taking the lead
And, for the most part, poets of color are leading the charge. In the past, poets of color weren't always supportedOf course, poets of color -- from Phillis Wheatley to Sonia Sanchez and Joy Harjo -- have long lived and worked in the United States. More people are reading poetry, mainly people of colorBut poetry, as an art form, might also appeal to writers from marginalized backgrounds more than other mediums. "It is an amazing time to be alive in the world of poetry," Limón said. And though some scholars may argue that the true golden age of poetry was a long-ago era, Limón has a different point of view: The golden age of poetry, she said, is this moment -- right now.
Artist stages mass nude photos to highlight disappearing Dead Sea
"I'm here to raise awareness of the receding waters of the Dead Sea," he said at a hotel terrace in the southern Israeli town of Arad, "and to bring attention to the ecological disaster that is happening." Artist Spencer Tunick oversees the photo shoot by the Dead Sea. Challenging shootsIn contrast to the chalky white participants, Tunick was dressed in black. The 63-year-old engineer from Hararit, in northern Israel, said it was his second time at a Tunick shoot. Like everyone else, he wore nothing but white body paint.
Biden admin to build intelligence-gathering cell to track groups of migrants headed north
It allowed key intelligence and operational capabilities to atrophy,” one of the officials, who was appointed by President Joe Biden, said on the condition of anonymity. Senior leaders at CBP, ICE, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the Coast Guard met Wednesday to solidify the plans, the officials said. Part of their mission will be to build and monitor algorithms that can monitor social media chatter about migration movements. More than 20,000 migrants from Haiti are gathered in northern Colombia and Panama, for example, and may soon decide to try to immigrate to the U.S. The goal is to “institutionalize” the intelligence-gathering systems so future administrations cannot dismantle them, the officials said.
Senate to vote on sweeping voting rights bill Republicans promise to filibuster
WASHINGTON — This week could be the last dance for federal voting rights legislation. Some have suggested a carve-out to the filibuster for voting rights. said Ezra Levin, a co-founder of the group Indivisible, which has sought to build support for a voting rights overhaul. Biden has championed new voting rights protections, but he has been reluctant to push to eliminate the filibuster in the Senate, where he served for 36 years. "These next six weeks are make or break for President Biden and Senate Democrats," Zupnick said.
Husband in court over killing of Kenyan athlete Tirop
NAIROBI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Monday allowed police to hold the husband of long distance runner Agnes Tirop for 20 days over her killing, the KTN News channel reported. Tirop's husband, Ibrahim Rotich, was arraigned on suspicion of her murder during his first appearance before the court in the Rift Valley town of Iten, close to the home they shared. Tirop was found dead the month after she broke the women's 10-km world record in Germany. On Oct. 3, Tirop finished second in the Giants Geneva 10K race. She claimed bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the 10,000 metre race, and won the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.
Chinese and HK shares slide as China Q3 GDP misses estimates
A man watches an electric board showing Nikkei index outside a brokerage at a business district in Tokyo, Japan, June 21, 2021. Oil prices extended a recent rally amid a global energy shortage to hit multi-year peaks, with U.S. crude touching a seven-year high and Brent a three-year peak. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) was last down 0.34%, while Japan's Nikkei (.N225) lost 0.15%. Against a stronger dollar, sterling fell 0.2% despite hawkish comments from Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey over the weekend. read moreReporting by Alun John; editing by Richard Pullin and Ana Nicolaci da CostaOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Tibetan activists removed from site of Beijing Games torch ceremony
Winter Olympics - Lighting ceremony rehearsal of the Olympic flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 17, 2021 First torchbearer Ioannis Antoniou holds the torch, during the dress rehearsal of the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics REUTERS/Alkis KonstantinidisANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Four Tibetan activists were removed from outside the archaeological site of ancient Olympia and detained on Monday, an hour before the start of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics torch lighting ceremony. The activists, three women and one man, were taken to the police station in ancient Olympia, a spokesperson for the group of activists said. An ancient Olympia police station official told Reuters the four had been detained, but not arrested. They had unfurled a Tibetan flag and hung a banner reading "Free Hong Kong - Revolution" from the Acropolis monument. More protests are expected on Tuesday when the flame will be handed over in Athens to Beijing Games organisers.
Opposition candidate Neves wins Cape Verde election
Cape Verde's Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves speaks during a news conference with his Portuguese counterpart Pedro Passos Coelho (not pictured) at the Necessidades palace in Lisbon December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File PhotoPRAIA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Opposition candidate and former prime minister Jose Maria Neves won Cape Verde's presidential election on Sunday, as his main rival, the ruling party's flagbearer Carlos Veiga, conceded defeat. Neves, 61, who served as prime minister from 2000-2016, will inherit responsibility for stabilising the Atlantic archipelago nation's tourism-driven economy after the COVID-19 pandemic drove it deep into recession. "I want to offer my congratulations to Jose Maria on his election as president of the republic." Neves will have to work with a prime minister from the MpD after the party maintained its parliamentary majority in an April election.
Saudi Arabia advises citizens not to travel to Lebanon - ministry
Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah attend a funeral of people who were killed in violence in Beirut on Thursday, in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File PhotoOct 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has advised its citizens not to travel to Lebanon in light of the latest security events, the foreign ministry wrote on Twitter on Sunday. Lebanon remains on a Saudi travel list where obtaining prior permission to visit is required. On Thursday, seven people were killed in violence in Beirut as crowds headed for a protest called by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group and its Shi'ite ally Amal. The ministry also asked Saudi citizens currently in Lebanon to take precautions and stay away from gathering places.
Ethiopian families fleeing fighting describe hunger, rape in Amhara
The girl died of malnutrition last month before the family was able to flee south, deeper into Ethiopia's Amhara region. Habtam is among an influx of thousands of Amhara families fleeing to the town of Dessie from fighting further north. On Monday, the TPLF said the Ethiopian military had launched an offensive to try to dislodge the Tigrayan fighters from Amhara, following a barrage of air strikes reported last week. Habtam said there was little food in the areas under Tigrayan control and that Tigrayan forces took scarce medicines from local pharmacies. When asked about the rape, Getachew of the TPLF said any reported incident would be investigated and that the actions of one man should not implicate Tigrayan forces in general.
EU has exported over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines
A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado RuvicBRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Over one billion COVID-19 vaccines produced in the European Union have been exported to more than 150 countries since December 2020, the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday. "Very clearly, the European Union is the largest exporter of COVID-19 vaccines," von der Leyen said in a statement, noting the EU has exported as many vaccines as it has delivered to EU citizens. However, EU exports have been mainly directed to bigger economies, with Japan, Turkey and Britain among the main recipients, because they had supply contracts with vaccine makers which produced jabs in the EU. Vaccines exported or donated by the EU to poorer nations are a small portion of total exports, but the EU plans to boost its donations in coming months with the goal of distributing at least 500 million COVID-19 shots to the most vulnerable countries, von der Leyen said.
Beijing Games flame lit at Olympia amid protests
Winter Olympics - Lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 18, 2021 A cauldron and flame is held by a performer during the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics REUTERS/Costas BaltasANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The Beijing 2022 Olympics flame was lit at Greece's ancient Olympia on Monday, just over 100 days before the start of the Games in February, as a handful of Tibetan protesters attempted to protest inside the ancient site. Three human rights activists entered the site of the ancient Greek stadium and temple where the flame for the Olympic Games is traditionally lit, despite a strong police presence, and attempted to unfurl banners just after the torch was lit. Four other protesters had been detained by police outside the stadium an hour before the ceremony. Chinese authorities have been accused of facilitating forced labour by detaining around a million Uyghurs and other primarily Muslim minorities in camps since 2016. Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Alison Williams and Ed OsmondOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
EU's Borrell 'optimistic' about possible new Iran talks
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell delivers a speech during a debate on the future of EU-U.S. relations as part of a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, October 5, 2021. read moreIran's Fars news agency said discussions could take place on Thursday, citing a lawmaker on Sunday after a meeting with Iran's foreign minister. Borrell, speaking as he arrived for an EU foreign ministers' meeting on Monday, said he was becoming more optimistic. EU political director Enrique Mora, the chief coordinator for the talks, was in Tehran on Thursday to meet Iran's nuclear negotiating team, four months after talks broke off between Iran and world powers as Ebrahim Raisi was elected Iranian president. But after Mora's visit, Iran's foreign ministry said it would hold talks in the coming days with the EU in Brussels.
EU to seek sanctions on Belarus airline over migrant arrivals
Ireland is the EU’s hub for aircraft leasing, with Irish companies managing more than half the world’s hired aircraft. Several EU countries, particularly those that share a border with Belarus such as Lithuania, Latvia and Poland, as well as Estonia, want to expand sanctions on Belarus to directly target Belavia. This would ban EU companies from doing any business with the national airline. Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Estonia — supported by other countries including Germany — wrote a letter last month calling for the EU to cease leasing aircraft to Belavia. No EU company should be allowed to lease aircraft to a company that engages in human trafficking.”Want more analysis from POLITICO?
Undocumented And In Need Of An Abortion In Texas' Rio Grande Valley
Travel to a different state where you can access an abortion after six weeks, which, in Texas, is illegal under S.B. That’s the reality for undocumented people trying to access abortion care in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. AdvertisementHome to around 1.3 million people, the Rio Grande Valley is an “abortion clinic desert,” said Cathy Torres, the organizing manager at the Frontera Fund, a reproductive justice organization that provides financial and logistical support to undocumented people in the valley seeking abortions. The region, which includes four counties, only has one abortion clinic, Whole Woman’s Health in McAllen — the only abortion clinic from San Antonio, Texas, (four hours north of the valley) to Mexico City (eight hours south). Border Patrol checkpoints and abortion clinic deserts are the most glaring barriers for undocumented Texans in the wake of S.B.
The Real-Life Costs Of Shrinking The Democrats’ Big Spending Plan
But he has also emphasized the chance to help seniors who currently can’t pay for their dental care. The two are allies, broadly speaking, long dedicated to the cause of guaranteeing health care as a basic human right. Roughly 13% of South Carolina’s non-elderly population had no health insurance as of 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. They owe their Senate majority to the wins in Georgia by Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, both of whom made health care a focus of their campaigns. At the same time, they bristle at the idea that the dental benefit has less value, given widely documented problems with dental care among the elderly.
Look who's (still) stalking on 'You' Season 3. (Spoiler: It's Joe, of course.) : Pop Culture Happy Hour
Look who's (still) stalking on 'You' Season 3. (Spoiler: It's Joe, of course.) Enlarge this image toggle caption John P. Fleenor/Netflix John P. Fleenor/NetflixWhen the Netflix thriller series You premiered three years ago, it started a lot of conversations. The show was told largely from the point of view of a charismatic serial killer named Joe, played by Penn Badgley, and it followed his obsession with and stalking of a young woman. Now in its third season, Joe hasn't changed much as a person, even though his circumstances have.
'Succession' season premiere recap: The Roys are racing to hell. Who's leading?
'Succession' season premiere recap: The Roys are racing to hell. (This is why people speculated at the end of last season that maybe he wanted Kendall to hold that press conference. Safe to say Logan did not want Kendall to hold that press conference. Perhaps Roman is the one who, as Logan put it to Kendall in the Season 2 finale, is not a killer. Unfortunately, by the time she gets to Lisa the lawyer, Lisa has already committed to Kendall, for which Logan apparently blames Shiv.
What's at stake as Biden decides whether to stick with Jerome Powell as Fed chief
What's at stake as Biden decides whether to stick with Jerome Powell as Fed chiefEnlarge this image toggle caption Sarah Silbiger/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images Sarah Silbiger/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesThe chair of the Federal Reserve has one of the most powerful economic jobs in the world, with the ability move markets with a single phrase. Enlarge this image toggle caption Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty ImagesWhat has Powell's tenure been like? But once the pandemic struck, the Fed quickly slashed rates to near zero in order to support the economy. Enlarge this image toggle caption Mario Tama/Getty Images Mario Tama/Getty ImagesWhat do Powell's critics say? Enlarge this image toggle caption Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg via Getty Images Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesMost recently, critics have also faulted Powell over allegations of unethical trading activity by other top Fed officials.
Protestors disrupt flame lighting for Beijing Winter Games
The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, China, which will host the Feb. 4-20, 2022 Winter Olympics. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Beijing, China, which will host the Feb. 4-20, 2022 Winter Olympics. “We can and will deliver a streamlined, safe and splendid Olympic Games to the world,” he said. A statement from the New York-based organization Students for a Free Tibet called the international community to boycott the Beijing Games. The Beijing Winter Games will run from Feb. 4-20.
EU says exports of COVID-19 vaccines now top 1 billion mark
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top official said Monday that the bloc has now exported over 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the rest of the world. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations, making the 27-member bloc the largest exporter of the vaccines in the world. The EU has said that ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations around the world is the bloc’s No. 1 priority right now and already last month made a commitment to send 200 million more vaccine doses to Africa and other low-income nations. Even when rich nations are already contemplating giving a third booster vaccine shot to large swaths of their populations, most of the world’s poorer nations are still waiting to be fully vaccinated, laying bare an acute sense of vaccine inequality.
What a Bitcoin ETF Offers Investors
The Bitcoin Strategy ETF (ticker: BITO) sponsored by ProShares will invest in futures contracts that allow people to bet on the price of Bitcoin at a later date. “The performance of Bitcoin futures contracts and therefore the performance of the Fund may differ significantly from the performance of Bitcoin,” it says. In recent days, as the likelihood of approval has risen, the price of CME Bitcoin futures has exceeded the cash price of Bitcoin on spot exchanges. The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) holds gold itself, while the Invesco DB Gold Fund (DGL) holds gold futures. For now, the models for how Bitcoin futures will trade in an ETF are just theoretical.
What you need to know about the trial set to begin in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery
What you need to know about the trial set to begin in the killing of Ahmaud ArberyEnlarge this image toggle caption Sean Rayford/Getty Images Sean Rayford/Getty ImagesJury selection begins Monday in the trial of the three men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery in southeastern Georgia last year. Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan — all of whom are white — are accused of killing Arbery, who was Black. Here's what you need to know about the case:Arbery was killed while joggingA former high school athlete, Arbery loved to run, according to family members. He was out for a jog when he encountered the three men charged with his murder, who chased him down in pickup trucks. Enlarge this image toggle caption Sean Rayford/Getty Images Sean Rayford/Getty Images"Here we are in the South and we witnessed a lynching," Bobby Henderson, co-founder of the grassroots group A Better Glynn, told NPR.
Boeing’s Starliner Spaceship Delays, Explained
Boeing’s Starliner spaceship has been hampered by a string of errors and delays. In this video, WSJ’s Micah Maidenberg explains why Boeing has struggled to launch the Starliner on schedule and what’s next for the aerospace giant’s space program.Photo: NASA/Joel Kowsky
New car loans are easier to get now than cars
Finding a car may be harder than in recent memory, but shoppers who do line up a new vehicle are more likely to qualify for a loan. Cox Automotive found access to loans in September was 5.5% easier than during the same period a year earlier. Generally speaking, credit access from banks, credit unions, and captive finance arms at automakers is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels.
China’s Energy, Property Problems Start Hitting Growth
GDP increased by 4.9% in the three months ended in September compared with the same period of 2020, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said Monday. The economy was faced with a “complicated and severe environment both at home and abroad,” the NBS acknowledged. Power cuts ordered by the government throughout the country to deal with energy shortages have also hit business. Meanwhile, sporadic Covid-19 outbursts have hit activity in a country striving for zero tolerance toward the coronavirus that causes the disease, with strict local restrictions hampering activity. Companies that export to China might feel reassured by the fact that the Chinese consumer seems to be proving resilient.
How will vaccine mandates affect already short-staffed nursing homes?
“If it were just the long-term care world that faced vaccine mandates, we would lose workers to other health care disciplines,” Yurek says. In nursing homes, for example, the COVID-19 vaccination rate among staff is just 62%, versus 83% among residents, estimates the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. They may be hospitalized, then they receive home health care, then they go to a nursing home,” Smetanka says. One of the reasons long-term care employers have been resisting vaccine mandates is that they’re afraid it will exacerbate already challenging staffing shortages. A recent survey by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living found that 99% of nursing homes and 96% of assisted living communities are facing staffing shortages.
Here’s a buying opportunity for smart used-car shoppers
Americans bought more than 225,000 Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) cars in September. That creates a unique buying opportunity for smart shoppers (more on that in a moment). Dealers check CPO cars more thoroughly than they do the other used cars on their lots. They may soon do the same to used car shoppers. See: Used car buyers: How to spot flood damageBefore you put your money down, consider asking the dealer to certify the car.
This is what travelers are most worried about
When it comes to traveling in 2021, there’s a lot to think about. Do you need to pack proof of vaccination? What happens if you cancel your trip? And should you pay extra for travel insurance? Though those are valid concerns for travel in the COVID-19 era, over a third of surveyed Americans (39%) say the most concerning aspect of their next...
China’s Energy, Property Problems Start Hitting Growth
GDP increased by 4.9% in the three months ended in September compared with the same period of 2020, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said Monday. The economy was faced with a “complicated and severe environment both at home and abroad,” the NBS acknowledged. Power cuts ordered by the government throughout the country to deal with energy shortages have also hit business. Meanwhile, sporadic Covid-19 outbursts have hit activity in a country striving for zero tolerance toward the coronavirus that causes the disease, with strict local restrictions hampering activity. Companies that export to China might feel reassured by the fact that the Chinese consumer seems to be proving resilient.
Valneva shares spike after saying vaccine candidate outperformed AstraZeneca's
Valneva’s wild stock-price rise continued on Monday after the French biotech said its coronavirus vaccine candidate outperformed AstraZeneca’s in a trial. Valneva VLA, +36.08% VALN, +3.51% shares rose as much as 42% after it said a Phase 3 trial showed its vaccine candidate, VLA2001, outperformed AstraZeneca’s AZN, -0.53% in a trial of 4,012 people, with a significantly more favorable tolerability profile. Valneva said its vaccine produced more neutralized antibodies and there was a complete absence of any severe COVID-19 cases.
New car loans are easier to get now than cars
Finding a car may be harder than in recent memory, but shoppers who do line up a new vehicle are more likely to qualify for a loan. Cox Automotive found access to loans in September was 5.5% easier than during the same period a year earlier. Generally speaking, credit access from banks, credit unions, and captive finance arms at automakers is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels.
Valneva shares spike after saying vaccine candidate outperformed AstraZeneca's
Valneva’s wild stock-price rise continued on Monday after the French biotech said its coronavirus vaccine candidate outperformed AstraZeneca’s in a trial. Valneva VLA, +36.17% VALN, +3.51% shares rose as much as 42% after it said a Phase 3 trial showed its vaccine candidate, VLA2001, outperformed AstraZeneca’s AZN, -0.53% in a trial of 4,012 people, with a significantly more favorable tolerability profile. Valneva said its vaccine produced more neutralized antibodies and there was a complete absence of any severe COVID-19 cases.
This is what travelers are most worried about
Here were the responses:Overcrowding and long lines: 39%. In some cases, 2021 travel figures have outpaced not just 2020, but even 2019. And with the holiday season around the corner, overcrowding and long lines could very well continue through the rest of the year. A whopping 96% of TSA PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes in August 2021, according to the TSA. Less is more: Pack lightSkip the line at the bag counter before you hit airport security by committing to carry-on only.
The best little cities to live in the U.S. in 2021
For the past eight years, Livability.com has released a data-driven list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. ), Ann Arbor is alive with energy, innovation, arts and culture, and green spaces, making it one of the best places to live in the U.S. Today, it maintains much of that historic charm while keeping a firm eye toward the future, as one of our best places to live in the U.S. Read last year’s list: The best places to live in America in 20209. See the full list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America in 2021 at Livability.com.
Uber tests shared rides in Africa as UberPool stays shut in US, Canada
In April, Uber launched Pool Chance in Auckland, New Zealand after introducing it in Kyiv, Ukraine in October last year. They also switched back on the low-cost rideshare service in Australia's Sydney and Perth cities earlier in the year, and thereafter launched Pool Chance in Adelaide. Uber says on the app that Pool Chance will bring the cost of rides down by up to 30%, further making its trips more affordable to riders. Uber is available in eight markets across Africa including Egypt, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, and Morocco. Since the establishment of Uber Transit in 2015, the tech firm has rolled out services in regions across the world that go towards making public transport seamless.
Wall Street set for weaker start after China data
U.S. stock futures edged lower Monday as slower-than-forecast growth in China set off a cautious tone ahead of huge slate of earnings. What’s driving marketsChina reported 4.9% year-over-year growth in the third quarter, a big slowdown from the 7.9% recorded in the second quarter as construction output slowed. U.K. bond yields TMBMKGB-02Y, 0.719% spiked after the governor of the Bank of England said the central bank would have to act because of concerns that rising prices will lift medium-term inflation expectations. U.S. central bank officials have not been as alarmed by the rise in prices. There’s also U.S. data on the way in the form of industrial production and home builder sentiment figures.
Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines were as effective as prior infection, U.K. study finds
Two doses of either the vaccine made by Pfizer PFE, -0.43% and BioNTech [s:bntx] or Oxford-AstraZeneca AZN, +0.92% vaccines provided a similar level of protection to prior natural infection when the Delta variant was dominant, the U.K. Office of National Statistics said Monday. Vaccination significantly reduced the risk of people testing positive during both the Alpha-dominant period and the Delta-dominant period, but effectiveness was reduced in the Delta-dominant period compared with the Alpha-dominant period. The ONS added that two doses of either vaccine provided significantly greater protection than one dose across all analyses.
China’s Energy, Property Problems Start Hitting Growth
GDP increased by 4.9% in the three months ended in September compared with the same period of 2020, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said Monday. The economy was faced with a “complicated and severe environment both at home and abroad,” the NBS acknowledged. Power cuts ordered by the government throughout the country to deal with energy shortages have also hit business. Meanwhile, sporadic Covid-19 outbursts have hit activity in a country striving for zero tolerance toward the coronavirus that causes the disease, with strict local restrictions hampering activity. Companies that export to China might feel reassured by the fact that the Chinese consumer seems to be proving resilient.
Sony's impressive WH-1000XM4s fall back to an all-time low of $248
Sony's WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones received one of Engadget's highest review scores ever thanks to the immersive sound quality, powerful ANC and other features. Buy Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones at Amazon - $248The WH-1000XM4s deliver great sound quality with punchy bass, along with ANC that blocks out more noise than rivals across the entire frequency curve. An update earlier this year brought support for Sony's 360 Reality Audio that offers a similar surround-sound experience to Dolby Atmos. If $248 is still a bit much, Amazon has an even better deal on Sony's budget WH-CH710N model. Buy Sony WH-CH710N headphones at Amazon - $78These models don't offer the same sound quality and level of noise cancellation as the WH-1000XM4s, of course.
Zillow Stock Slides. A Report Says Zillow Has Halted Home Purchases.
Zillow Offers launched in 2018 to allow customers to request instant offers and sell directly to Zillow, which then buys the property, makes necessary light repairs, and then re-lists the home for sale. The company’s iBuyer business has slowed because it has been difficult to find workers to make those repairs during the current labor shortage. Zillow Homes, the iBuyer segment, reported fiscal second-quarter revenue of $777 million, up 71% from a year earlier, while mortgage revenue of $57 million rose 68%. Zillow said it expected fiscal third-quarter revenue of $1.93 billion to $2.05 billion, which was well ahead of the Wall Street consensus of $1.45 billion at that time. The company back in August projected revenue from Zillow Homes of $1.4 billion to $1.5 billion.
Ed Oregon out at LSU after 2021 season | College Football Enquirer
Associated PressCooper Kupp and Robert Woods were among the NFL's top receivers the past few seasons, and they seemingly are getting better with Matthew Stafford at quarterback. Kupp, who has been the primary target for Stafford since the QB came to the Rams in an offseason trade with the Detroit Lions, had another big day on Sunday.
Ed Orgeron out at LSU after 2021 season
The Tigers will be parting ways with coach Ed Orgeron at the end of the season according to Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel. Can confirm that Ed Orgeron is out at LSU after this season, as @RossDellenger reported. Orgeron 65-44 as a head coachLSU is Orgeron’s third stop as a college football head coach. Before coaching at LSU, he was the head coach at Ole Miss from 2005-07 and an interim head coach at USC in 2013. Orgeron became an interim head coach again in 2016 after Les Miles was fired at LSU.
Watt forces fumble in overtime, Steelers edge Seahawks 23-20
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin insists there is nothing “mystical” to the way outside linebacker T.J. Watt goes about his business. Watt strip-sacked Seattle quarterback Geno Smith in the waning minutes of overtime on Sunday night. Teammate Devin Bush pounced on the loose ball to set up Chris Boswell's game-winning 36-yard field goal as the Steelers escaped with a 23-20 victory. “I don’t think anyone is surprised about his ability to deliver in those moments,” Tomlin said of Watt. Steelers: Rookie left tackle Dan Moore Jr. exited in the fourth quarter with a hip injury.
Opinion: How LSU shut up Kirk Herbstreit behind a new motto
Twice this season, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit has eviscerated LSU on “College GameDay” while questioning the Tigers’ heart and effort. I’ve been very tough on this team and their passion to play for the LSU brand-glad you shut me up. That’s LSU football-congratulations! Fight, fight, fight,” Johnson said. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY NETWORK: LSU beats Florida, shuts up Kirk Herbstreit with new motto
Founders Factory and Nesta to launch startups tackling UK's social and environmental problems
UK startup studio Founders Factory and UK innovation agency Nesta are joining forces to create startups to tackle social and environmental problems in the country. The partnership, dubbed ‘Mission Studio’, will tackle such problems a halving obesity rates, loneliness, and aim to slash household carbon emissions by 28%. The venture builder will support Nesta’s broader 10 year mission objective to help people live healthier lives and create more sustainable futures. It will also aim for 50% women founders, 35% founders from minoritised ethnic backgrounds, 15% from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Claire Morris, Chief Studio Officer at Founders Factory, said: “Central to this is our ‘Diversity by Design’ strategy and we’re proud the Mission Studio is uniquely placed to empower more diverse founding teams.
Steelers survive comeback, overtime after wild ending to sneak past Seahawks
After blowing a 14-point advantage, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked like they still had the game won on Sunday night at Heinz Field. That decision ended up adding time back to the clock, and eventually allowed Seahawks kicker Jason Myers to send the Sunday night game into overtime. Chris Boswell DRILLS it ?Steelers win in OT ?pic.twitter.com/0UN2bNv7WW — Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) October 18, 2021Seahawks nearly blow shot at overtimeEven after a brutal start, Seattle never went away. The Seahawks opened up the second half with two touchdowns on their first two drives and jumped right back in the game. As the Seahawks tried to spike it, the clocks ran out and the Steelers' sideline started to run onto the field to celebrate the win.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin calls officiating decision for replay review 'an embarrassment'
PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin was pretty hot about the decision to review whether Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf caught a pass in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. “I just hated it,” the Steelers coach said after a 23-20 victory was achieved in overtime on Sunday night at Heinz Field. “I cannot believe that the game was stopped to confirm ‘catch-no catch’ in that moment. Yet just imagine how steamed Tomlin would have been if the Steelers had lost. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Mike Tomlin steamed by replay in final seconds of fourth quarter
1 dead, 1 critical in second shooting at Grambling State University
One person is dead in a shooting early Sunday morning at a Louisiana university, just days after a person was killed in a similar incident on campus. A shooting occurred at about 1:15 a.m. in the quad area at Grambling State University, located between Monroe and Shreveport, according to a statement from the school Sunday. pic.twitter.com/eTI0ssCOgI — Grambling State Univ (@Grambling1901) October 17, 2021Louisiana State Police confirmed its detectives were investigating. The school cancelled its homecoming events for Sunday and classes on Monday, offering counseling services to students and staff. Louisiana State Police issued an arrest warrant Friday for a suspect in the death of Damarius Murphy at Grambling State University.
Visco Says ECB Should Keep Flexibility in Post-Crisis Era
Most Read from BloombergThe European Central Bank should keep a high degree of flexibility in its post-crisis stimulus measures, and one way it may do so is by buying more European-Union issued debt, Governing Council member Ignazio Visco said. “I think flexibility should remain -- we certainly have to discuss how to adjust our purchase programs,” the Bank of Italy governor said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. Visco’s comments add to an intensifying debate on the design of the ECB’s post-crisis policies. “For time being perhaps the market has been a bit too hectic and I think they should look at our forward guidance in a more proper way,” Visco said. (Updates with Vasle in fifth paragraph, further Visco comments starting in eighth)Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Richest Families in Southeast Asia Look for the Next Unicorn
“The universe of family money in Southeast Asia has become very alive to what technology and tech investments are bringing because of recent startup successes,” said Vishal Harnal, managing partner of 500 Startups Southeast Asia, which was an early investor in ride-hailing giant Grab and online marketplace Carousell. Story continuesAlthough Covid-19 has decimated tourism and retail in Southeast Asia, the region is home to some of the fastest-growing internet markets. Plus, the conglomerates also have to jostle with investors with deeper pockets and longer experience such as sovereign-wealth and venture capital funds. Some have started pilot projects with tech startups with the aim of investing in those with promising technologies. “I’ve been impressed meeting with the family patriarchs,” said Lauria, whose venture capital firm is also a True Digital Park partner in Bangkok.
For Some Breast Cancer Survivors, October Is the Cruelest Month
PINK RIBBONS CAN BE A TOUGH REMINDER FOR MANY BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York TimesOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am a person who’s had breast cancer, which means for me October is basically 31 days of low-key PTSD. And with 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, I’m not alone. “For some, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a moment to celebrate empowerment, but for others it can be a re-traumatizing experience,” she said. One of the most frustrating things about Breast Cancer Awareness Month for Caroline Ilderton, who was diagnosed in 2018, is how the disease is presented as a monolith.
Harris to visit Lake Mead to discuss drought and climate change
Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday will highlight the problems caused by the West’s drought as she visits Lake Mead and makes the case for the Biden administration’s infrastructure and climate change proposals, which have stalled in Congress. That agenda includes climate provisions that the Biden administration says would make the U.S. more resilient amid the effects of climate change. Harris will also emphasize that climate change is poised to make extreme weather events such as droughts and heat waves more frequent, expensive and harmful, White House officials said. Officials said Harris will also discuss how water shortages affect farmers, the nation’s food supply and the economy. The Biden administration has said its infrastructure spending plans would create millions of jobs in repairing water infrastructure, restoring watersheds and wetlands, and increasing water efficiency.
Ask Amy: His unwarranted ‘dumping’ hurt me, even though I know I did nothing wrong
Related Articles Ask Amy: Should I have told a stranger about the embarrassing thing I saw? Ask Amy: Were they right to boycott their own baby shower? It just hurts, because I don’t make friends easily, and I don’t know how to fix this. Right MindedDear Right Minded: You might be right-minded, but you’re also wrong-headed. You can email Amy Dickinson at askamy@amydickinson.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.
Harriette Cole: My friend won’t stop her weird behavior
Jealous Best FriendDEAR JEALOUS BEST FRIEND: I have a problem with the concept of “best friend.” I know some people will think that’s extreme, but my reason is that just by definition, it indicates that this one person takes precedence over all others. Related Articles Harriette Cole: I’m afraid to tell my boyfriend what I’m doingHarriette Cole: How can I make her see this man is wrong for her? Harriette Cole: My fiance hates his job, but I’ll be living well if he keeps itHarriette Cole: What should I say when they ask how I afford my apartment? Harriette Cole: I don’t know how I’ll pay for my son’s college You can assure your best friend of how much you love her and appreciate her friendship. Harriette Cole is a lifestylist and founder of DREAMLEAPERS, an initiative to help people access and activate their dreams.
Phil Hellmuth extends record with 16th WSOP bracelet
Hellmuth, the 1989 WSOP Main Event champion, now has six more bracelets than his next closest rivals — Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey. Phil Hellmuth after winning his 16th World Series of Poker bracelet in the $1,500 buy-in No-limit 2-7 Lowball Draw on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at the Rio. Hellmuth extended his own record by winning his 16th WSOP bracelet late Sunday at the Rio, defeating a field of 272 entries in Event 31, the $1,500 buy-in No-limit 2-7 Lowball Draw, to take home $84,951. “I’ve wanted a deuce-to-seven bracelet ever since the 1980s because it was the coolest bracelet to win,” Hellmuth told PokerGO. “Today I told myself no swearing tirades and no threats,” Hellmuth told PokerNews.
Letters: Column was wrong, require training to get benefits, clean energy efforts
Letters to the EditorReader says column on Community Shelter Board was wrong-headed victim-blamingTed Decker's Oct. 14 column "More blame for stealing from people in dire need" blaming the Community Shelter Board for being the victim of a well-organized, multi-defendant white collar crime scheme is wrong-headed victim blaming. More:Theodore Decker: About internal theft, Community Shelter Board has more explaining to doWhile the Board clearly had to plug a hole in its procedures, the criminals worked hard to create a clever scheme. DeWine on efforts to find clean energy solutionsLast month, the Ohio Conservative Energy Forum joined with businesses, organizations, policymakers and citizens across the country to celebrate National Clean Energy Week. His proclamation highlights this fast-growing, bipartisan movement supporting clean energy industries. So, it’s fantastic news that Ohio now ranks eighth in clean energy jobs and saw over $250 million in investment from the solar industry last year.
Babylon Rental Review Board gives itself high marks, as do residents
That’s the permit case tally for Babylon Town’s new rental review board, which is nearing its first anniversary, a year that town officials called successful. The seven-member board, which is tasked with reviewing all rental permit applications for houses and buildings, is a first among Long Island municipalities. All of the nearly 2,500 active rental permits in the town are being reviewed and all landlords must come before the board. Under the new rental permit rules, if a landlord does not live near their property, they must appoint a local agent to act on their behalf. They also must post notice of their board hearing to alert neighbors.
Fortify your finances against natural disaster
Preparing your finances for natural disasters is also smart. Having cash on hand, access to credit and the right insurance coverage can help you get through perilous times. You’ll need to set this up long before disaster strikes, since lenders won’t let you borrow against a damaged home. Credit cards can also help pay the bills if there’s enough available credit. Widespread disasters can cause even longer rebuilding times.
Some protesters have broken into flame lighting site in Ancient Olympia to protest China's hosting of 2022 Winter Games
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece - (AP) -- Some protesters have broken into flame lighting site in Ancient Olympia to protest China's hosting of 2022 Winter Games. Subscribe to Sports Now newsletter By clicking Sign up, you agree to our privacy policy.
Mastrodonato: Game 3 start a big chance for Eduardo Rodriguez to prove himself with Red Sox as free agency looms
If they don’t come to an agreement, Rodriguez will be a free agent for the first time in his career. Rodriguez, relievers Adam Ottavino and Hansel Robles, and first baseman Kyle Schwarber are among the Red Sox players eligible for free agency after the postseason. “Probably towards the end of the season I guarantee you they were thinking about stuff like that,” Cora said Sunday. The Red Sox won’t be desperate for his services. The change-up is where he wants it.”A great start will mean a lot for the Red Sox.
Grading Oklahoma: This state ranks 3rd in prison incarceration rates in the US
Grading Oklahoma is a weekly look at how we stack up on a national scale. Each week, The Oklahoman features a different subject area to illustrate and examine on a closer level. This week we take a look at incarceration in this state. More: How does Oklahoma stack up? Here's where our state ranks on education, child welfare & more
Australia fights court ruling of a climate duty of care
The coal would be sold to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, each of which had committed to limit their emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement. Government lawyer Stephen Donaghue told the three judges that Australia had no control over the greenhouse gases released by those three locations that were burning the coal, which were described in court as Scope 3 emissions. The children’s lawyers had failed to prove that if the Australian coal wasn’t mined, the customers wouldn’t buy inferior coal from somewhere else which would produce worse emissions, Donaghue said. The government’s appeal is scheduled to take three days. One of the plaintiffs, Anjali Sharma, 17, accused the government of continuing to deflect responsibility for the worsening climate risks.
Indonesia, Malaysia concerned about Australia's nuclear subs
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The foreign ministers of Malaysia and Indonesia expressed concern Monday that Australia’s plan to obtain nuclear-powered submarines may increase the rivalry of major powers in Southeast Asia. The U.S., Britain and Australia announced last month that they have formed a security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. Under the arrangement, Australia will build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines using U.S. expertise, while dumping a contract with France for diesel-electric subs. The nuclear subs will allow Australia to conduct longer patrols and give the alliance a stronger military presence in the region. “This situation will certainly not benefit anyone,” Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said after meeting with her Malaysian counterpart, Saifuddin Abdullah, in Jakarta.
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.
Judge getting update on NC school funding equity plan
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge wants an update on why a funding roadmap he's endorsed that's designed to reduce public education inequities among students hasn't been carried out so far. Superior Court Judge David Lee scheduled a court hearing for Monday in the long-running “Leandro” school funding case. Roy Cooper should fully fund the remedial spending plan, in particular by earmarking $1.7 billion for it through mid-2023. But Republican lawmakers and the Democratic governor are still in state budget talks that include K-12 spending. GOP lawmakers have bristled at arguments that Lee can force the General Assembly to spend certain levels of money.
Smartphone producer Foxconn announces electric car venture
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands announced plans Monday to produce electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model. Foxconn Technology Group will produce cars and buses for brands in China, North America, Europe and other markets, said its chairman, Young Liu. The flagship Model E sedan, developed with Italian design house Pininfarina, is due to be launched in 2023, the company said. It said the Model E will seat five and have a range of 750 kilometers (470 miles) on one charge. Foxconn said its first electric bus, the Model T, will have a range of less than 400 kilometers (250 miles) on one charge.
World shares mostly lower as Chinese growth data disappoints
Investors remain uneasy that price increases in many countries could lead to “stagflation,” or a stagnating economy coupled with high inflation. The S&P/ASX 200 in Sydney rose 0.3% to 7,381.10. India's benchmark rose 0.9% to 61,879.24. On Friday, Wall Street added to its recent gains, with the benchmark S&P 500 posting its best week since July. The S&P 500 rose 0.7%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.1% and the Nasdaq composite gained 0.5%.
Kosovo opposition wins, but most communes in runoffs
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Preliminary results on Monday show that the center-right opposition parties have dominated in Kosovo’s municipal elections but more than half of communes will go to runoffs in a month's time. About 1.9 million voters in the small Balkan nation were electing mayors for 38 municipalities and about 1,000 town hall lawmakers. Election officials said preliminary turnout was 42.5%, slightly less than four years ago. With almost all the vote counted, preliminary results published online by the Central Election Commission showed that 21 communes will need a runoff in a month to elect their mayors. The center-right Democratic Party of Kosovo of former independence fighters, and whose ex-leaders are being tried for war crimes, has won nine posts, followed by the center-right Democratic League of Kosovo with seven and the Alliance for Kosovo’s Future with six mayors.
KPREP results show that learning recovery from COVID-19 is everybody’s business
Brigitte BlomOpinion ContributorThe Kentucky Department of Education released the results of the 2021 student assessments on Sept. 27. That said, the results reflect the impact of COVID-19 on student learning and, therefore, are a set of important metrics which must serve as an urgent call to action. Ignoring the results of the Kentucky Summative Assessments could have dire consequences for the future of our state. Combined, these dollars can be spent on community solutions - such as after-school learning programs - that will truly help our students catch up. Learning recovery from COVID-19 is everybody’s business.
Be honest about restorative practice benefits and check your confirmation bias at the door
Then, Dr. Stumbo submitted a well-written response in a column. While Dr. Stumbo is entitled to express his opinion about restorative practices, he cannot disseminate inaccurate information and imply malicious intent. So, if Dr. Stumbo read the 132 page RAND study, then we read the same document. Dr. Stumbo certainly has plenty of patience regarding other people’s children. Their ideology can blind them to quantitative and even qualitative data.
Why no outrage for new Kentucky election laws? They're no better than Texas or Georgia
Hayden DubloisOpinion ContributorA Democratic governor signed an election integrity bill into law — with Republican support. Instead of the traditional cacophony of media smears and outlandish claims against yet another governor trying to hurt voters, especially minority voters, Kentucky barely made headlines. Or that Texas’s law expands early voting hours and improves protections for voters seeking time off to vote early. As Kentucky voters head to the polls for a special election on November 2, they’ll see these new provisions and protections at work. Let’s take the Kentucky approach and emulate it in other states to show that election integrity really is just plain common sense.
Arsène Wenger invites national team managers to meeting over World Cup
Arsène Wenger will meet this week with men’s national team managers to discuss reform to the international calendar from 2024 and the controversial proposal to play the World Cup every two years. 01:43 Fifa's biennial World Cup plans condemned by some of footballing world – video reportWenger remains determined to force it through, to persuade people that change is inevitable and necessary, that a biennial World Cup represents the future and his talks with the managers are a part of that push. “As a coach of the men’s national teams, their input is essential,” Wenger said. “I don’t know how our generation are going to find a World Cup every two years but I also know that things like The Hundred in cricket have been an incredible success,” Southgate said. “What if your player was injured in October and he doesn’t play international football for a year?” Southgate said.
Courier Journal to debut 'Magnetic Pull,' an investigation of JCPS magnet schools
Louisville Courier JournalLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Magnet schools: On the surface, the idea of the best and brightest students from across the area excelling together, all under one roof, sounds like a noble pursuit. But in Jefferson County, that pursuit is often fraught with inequities, further driving the race and income divides that fracture Louisville. In a six-part series "Magnetic Pull," The Courier Journal digs deep into the Jefferson County Public Schools magnet program, laying bare a system that creates “haves” and “have-nots” by sacrificing poorer schools so its magnets can thrive. Debuting online Wednesday morning and starting in print Sunday, Oct. 24, "Magnetic Pull" is a companion investigation to our groundbreaking February series "The Last Stop" that unraveled Jefferson County’s complicated legacy of “forced busing" in the name of integration. In-depth investigation such as this is made possible by our subscribers, who will have exclusive access to this project.
Halloween 2021: trick-or-treating, fancy dress costumes and why we carve pumpkins on October 31
Supermarket shelves will soon be buckling under the weight of pumpkins with wardrobes clogged by fancy dress outfits, and there can only be one reason: Halloween, the spooky celebration observed every year on October 31, is nearly here. Most commonly known as Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), the spooky festival is also referred to as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve. It is the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, – also known as All Saints' Day. The origin of the festival is disputed, and there are both pagan and Christian practices that have evolved into what Halloween is like today. Some believe it originates from the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain, meaning 'Summer's End' which celebrated the end of harvest season.
Build back solar: the Puerto Ricans who see sun as key to resist climate shocks
But thanks to the rooftop solar system, Marrero could stay cool and watch TV without worrying about the food going off in the fridge. Puerto Rico is a tropical Caribbean archipelago and US territory located a thousand miles or so south-east of Miami. A resident tries to connect electrical lines downed by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, in October 2017. It’s widely agreed that Puerto Rico’s energy system is in disarray. Since Maria, hundreds of rooftop and onsite solar systems have been installed at homes, emergency services and critical businesses around Adjuntas, known locally as Pueblo Solar (Solar Town).
October's Hunter's Moon: when it will peak in the UK and full moon dates for 2021
The tenth full moon of 2021 will be the Hunter's Moon, also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon, expected this year at 3:56pm on October 20. From supermoon to blue moon, here's everything explained in one place. The next full moon, otherwise known as the Hunter's Moon, will reach it's peak on Wednesday, October 20 at 3:56pm. This means that some months will see two full moons, with the second known as a Blue Moon. In 2020, 13 full moons graced our skies, with the second of two full moons in October named as the Blue Hunter's Moon.
Coming soon: We looks into the JCPS magnet schools in Louisville — Magnetic Pull
Coming soon: We looks into the JCPS magnet schools in Louisville — Magnetic Pull"Magnetic Pull" is a companion project to our groundbreaking February series "The Last Stop" on the legacy of busing.
Bonfire Night 2021: the story of Guy Fawkes, gunpowder, treason and plot
Remember, remember... Remember, remember, the fifth of November Gunpowder treason and plotWe see no reasonWhy Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot …. Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intentTo blow up king and parliament. Following the Gunpowder Plot, the focus of the sacrifices switched to Guy Fawkes' treason. The only place in the UK that does not celebrate Guy Fawkes Night is his former school St. Peter’s in York.
Where to go pumpkin picking in the UK - a 2021 guide to Halloween fun, from Essex to Yorkshire
Helpfully, we’ve scouted out the best places across the UK to pick your very own pumpkins, just in time for Hallowe'en...YorkshirePumpkin picking at Farmer Copley’s Pumpkin Experience in West Yorkshire is a veritable extravaganza. Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract WF7 5AF; farmercopleys.co.ukShropshireThe Spookley Pumpkin Festival returns to Apley Farm Shop on 9-10 Oct, 16-17 Oct and 23-31 Oct. Once aboard the "Pumpkin Express" en route to the pumpkin patch, attendees will meet a friendly Mrs Pumpkin. Alternatively, just book a date to pick your own pumpkin from the patch for £4 per pumpkin. Apley Farm Shop, Norton, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9EF; apleyfarmshop.co.ukDevonEach year, The Lost Gardens of Heligan hosts the annual Heligan Harvest. The Heligan Kitchen cooks up a storm of harvest-inspired lunches full of seasonal produce and Lobbs Farm Shop will be hosting pumpkin picking sessions.
What’s actually in Biden’s Build Back Better bill? And how would it affect you?
In much of the press coverage of the fight over Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill, politicians, pundits and media talking heads often focus on its $3.5tn price tag. The Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill, is one of two huge pieces of legislation that form the centerpiece of Biden’s domestic agenda. The passage of Build Back Better would expand Medicare services to cover vision, hearing and dental health needs, which it currently does not. Progressives and climate advocates had hoped for sweeping climate reforms that did not make it into Biden’s Build Back Better bill – and that omission continues to be a fight between the far-left and centrist Democrats. The Build Back Better plan aims to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, far short of the Green New Deal’s goal of 2035.
Orionid Meteor shower 2021: when to see it peak, and other dates to watch out for in the UK
Many people will be hoping to catch a glimpse of the Orionid meteor shower through their windows as it hits its peak between 21-22 October. The second meteor shower this month, it occurs when Earth passes through debris left by Halley's Comet - arguably the most famous comet. What exactly is a meteor shower? Other meteor shower dates for 2021Leonid meteor showerNovember's meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through the Tempel-Tuttle comet, which rotates around the Sun every 33 years. Geminid meteor showerThe Geminid meteor shower occurs from Dec 4-17 and will peak around Dec 13-14 in 2021.
Myanmar to release 5,000 prisoners held over coup
It comes days after the general was excluded from an annual summit of regional leaders, who said the military had not done enough to end the turmoil.
Kerala floods: At least 22 people killed in flash flooding and landslides in south Indian state
At least 22 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in the southern Indian state of Kerala over the weekend. The National Disaster Response Force, the Indian army and navy were called out to rescue people after several areas were hit. Image: A landslide triggered by heavy rains in the mountains in Kottayam district, Kerala. Pic: Indian Navy via APOfficials said the intense rainfall had subsided, but feared the number of deaths could rise as relief and rescue operations continued. In 2018, Kerala suffered catastrophic floods when heavy downpours during the monsoon season killed at least 400 people and displaced around 200,000.
Kerala floods: Home swept away with water after falling into torrent
Kerala floods: Home swept away with water after falling into torrentFootage shows a house falling backward into floodwaters caused by heavy rainfall. The army and navy have been deployed to carry out evacuations.
Laura Ashley is back: the story behind the return of an icon
Of all the brands which fell into administration in 2020, it was perhaps Laura Ashley which really tugged at the heartstrings. After years of profit warnings and uncertainty, the once iconic British label finally succumbed as the Covid crisis hit and was eventually bought by US investment firm Gordon Brothers. These last few years have been a far cry from Laura Ashley’s idyllic heyday. Generations of women dressed themselves and their children in Laura Ashley’s frilled dresses and decorated their homes in her abundant florals. But since Ashley’s death in 1985, the label has become a shadow of its former self, peddling a watered down version of that original vision while quintessential Laura Ashley designs are now in huge demand on second hand sites like eBay, Depop and Etsy and the aesthetic she honed shows no sign of going out of fashion.
Lebanon's Maronite patriarch urges non-interference into judiciary
BEIRUT -Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, the top Christian cleric, said on Sunday the country’s judiciary should be free of political interference and sectarian “activism” amid tensions over a probe into last year’s blast at Beirut port. “We must free the judiciary from political interference, sectarian and partisan political activism and respect its independence according to the principle of separation of powers,” he said in his sermon. “The rise in doubts over the (integrity of the) judiciary that has been going for a while has not only undermined the judiciary but also the reputation of Lebanon,” said Rai. BLAMEFORVIOLENCEHezbollah blamed the Christian Lebanese Forces party for the deaths on Thursday, an accusation the head of that party, Samir Geagea, denied. His sudden change of stance prompted a flurry of speculation on social media that he had been threatened.
For Britain's chicken farmers, Brexit and COVID brew a perfect storm
“We’re being hit from all sides,” Upson told Reuters in front of four vast, spotless sheds that house 33,000 chickens apiece. Following the departure of European workers who often did the jobs that British workers didn’t want, retailers may have to import more. Already a driver shortage has led to a lack of fuel at gas stations and gaps on supermarket shelves, while chicken restaurant chain Nandos ran out of chicken. “We’ve just had to say to our customers, sorry, the price is going up,” Upson said, shaking his head. TOOCHEAPAccording to “Chicken King” Ranjit Singh Boparan, founder of the UK’s biggest producer, 2 Sisters, food prices must now rise.
China's GDP growth hits 1-year low as power crunch, bottlenecks choke output
Data released on Monday showed gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.9% in July-September from a earlier, the weakest pace since the third quarter of 2020 and slowing from 7.9% in the second quarter. On a quarterly basis, growth eased to 0.2% in July-September from a downwardly revised 1.2% in the second quarter, the data showed. The world’s second-largest economy has rebounded from the pandemic but the recovery is losing steam, weighed by faltering factory activity, persistently soft consumption and a slowing property sector as policy curbs bite. September industrial output rose 3.1% from a year earlier, missing expectations, down from August’s 5.3%, and marking the slowest growth since March 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic. But consumption showed signs of an improvement, with retail sales growing 4.4% in September, faster than the 2.5% in August.
Up to 17 U.S. missionaries and family kidnapped in Haiti - media
PORT-AU-PRINCE -As many as 17 American Christian missionaries and their families, including children, were kidnapped on Saturday by gang members in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, U.S. media reported. The kidnapping happened after the missionaries left an orphanage in the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation, the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/16/world/americas/missionaries-kidnap-haiti.html and CNN https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/17/americas/haiti-american-missionary-kidnap-intl-hnk/index.html said. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti did not respond to a request for comment outside business hours. A surge in gang violence has displaced thousands and hampered economic activity in the poorest country in the Americas. Violence spiraled after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July and an earthquake in August which killed over 2,000 people.
Venezuelan opposition, Norway urge Maduro government to resume talks
The government of Maduro, who scoffed at the invitation to resume talks, put the conversations on ice after Colombian businessman Alex Saab, a Venezuelan envoy, was extradited to the United States from Cape Verde on Saturday to face corruption charges. “We urge our counterpart to restart as soon as possible the session in Mexico to produce the necessary agreements,” said opposition negotiator Gerardo Blyde, speaking from Mexico City. Socialist party legislator Jorge Rodriguez, who heads the government’s negotiating team, announced the suspension https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/maduro-envoy-alex-saab-extradited-us-cape-verde-radio-2021-10-16 on Saturday. His inclusion in the negotiating team was widely seen by Maduro critics as an attempt to delay his extradition. The United States also imposed sanctions on him for allegedly orchestrating a corruption network that Washington says allowed Saab and Maduro to profit from a state-run food subsidy program.
Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. proposed F-16 sales in return for its F-35 investment
ISTANBUL -President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the United States had proposed the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey in return for its investment in the F-35 programme, from which Ankara was removed after purchasing missile defence systems from Russia. Speaking to reporters before departing for a trip to West Africa, Erdogan said Turkey wants a return for its investment in the F-35 programme and that talks on the issue are ongoing. “There is the payment of $1.4 billion we have made for the F-35s and the U.S. had such a proposal in return for these payments,” Erdogan said. In December 2020, Washington blacklisted Turkey’s Defence Industry Directorate, its chief, Ismail Demir, and three other employees. But Erdogan has indicated Ankara still intends to buy a second batch of S-400s from Russia, a move that could deepen the rift with Washington.
Olympics-Protests in Athens as Beijing prepares for Games flame
By Karolos GrohmannATHENS – Greek police detained two human rights activists after they unfurled banners at the Athens Acropolis on Sunday opposing the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics as China’s Games organisers prepare to receive the Olympic flame. The activists detained were 18-year-old Tibetan student Tsela Zoksang and 22-year-old Joey Siu, a U.S. citizen exiled from Hong Kong. Instead, a backup flame from previous rehearsals was used by an actress playing the high priestess. More rain is expected on Monday, with human rights activists pledging more actions until Tuesday’s flame handover to Chinese Games organisers in Athens. The Beijing 2008 Summer Games flame ceremony was also severely disrupted by a string of protests from human rights activists, which was the start of international demonstrations over China’s human rights record leading up to the Olympics.
Hezbollah MP says Thursday's violence a 'massacre', calls for accountability
DUBAI – The deadly clashes that broke out in Beirut on Thursday amounted to a “massacre” and its perpetrators should be held to account, the pro-Iranian al-Mayadeen TV cited a Hezbollah representative in the Lebanese parliament as saying on Sunday. “What the criminals … did is a massacre and it will have important ramifications,” MP Hassan Fadallah said, according to the Beirut-based channel. “Those who incited, planned … and opened fire should be held to account all the way up to the top.”
No end in sight to volcanic eruption on Spain's La Palma - Canaries president
By Miguel GutierrezLA PALMA, Spain – There’s no immediate end in sight to the volcanic eruption that has caused chaos on the Spanish isle of La Palma since it began about a month ago, the president of the Canary Islands said on Sunday. There were 42 seismic movements on the island on Sunday, the largest of which measured 4.3, according to the Spanish National Geographical Institute. Streams of lava have laid waste to more than 742 hectares (1833 acres) of land and destroyed almost 2,000 buildings on La Palma since the volcano started erupting on Sept. 19. Airline Binter said it had cancelled all its flights to La Palma until 1 p.m. (1200 GMT) on Sunday because of ash from the volcano. Almost half – 22 out of 38 – of all flights to the island on Sunday have been cancelled, state airport operator Aena said, but the airport there remains open.
Austrians turn on ex-chancellor's party after corruption claims
ZURICH – Austrians have turned on the conservative Austrian People’s Party (OVP), the senior partner in their coalition government, after party leader Sebastian Kurz quit as chancellor over corruption allegations, according to a poll published on Sunday. Support for the conservative OVP has crashed from 34% to 26% in the wake of the affair, according to the survey published by newspaper Kurier on Sunday. Kurz remains leader of his party and is now also its top lawmaker in parliament, triggering opposition claims he is still exercising power behind the scenes. Some 71% of the people questioned in the Kurier survey thought Kurz’s resignation as chancellor was justified, with only 22% saying it was unwarranted. A poll by Unique Research for Profil magazine published on Saturday also showed how the Kurz affair has damaged the OVP.
Pope condemns attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and Britain, following Amess stabbing
VATICANCITY -Pope Francis on Sunday condemned recent attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and Britain, in an apparent reference to the stabbing death of parliamentarian David Amess. “Last week, various attacks were carried out, for example, Norway, Afghanistan, England, which caused many dead and wounded,” he said at his weekly blessing in St. Peter’s Square. Let us remember that violence begets violence,” he said. At least 41 people were killed and 70 wounded in a suicide attack at a mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Friday. On Wednesday, a man in Norway killed five people with a bow-and-arrow and other weapons during a half-hour rampage, assaulting his victims in the streets and forcing his way into houses and a supermarket.
Emiliano Sala: Man who organised footballer's fatal flight goes on trial
A man accused of organising the flight which carried footballer Emiliano Sala, who died when the plane crashed in the English Channel in 2019, goes on trial on Monday in Cardiff. Before taking the small private plane, Emiliano Sala was worried about the aircraft's condition. "I'm on the plane, it looks like it's going to fall apart, and I'm leaving for Cardiff," Emiliano Sala said in a voicemail message sent to relatives via WhatsApp. Parents, friends, and representatives from Cardiff, Nantes, and Bordeaux -- the club that formed him -- were among hundreds who came to pay tribute in Progreso, the village where he grew up. Vahid Halilhodzic, then coach of FC Nantes, said about Sala that he had "rarely seen someone so endearing, humble, modest.
Romania's Dacian Ciolo? unveils new cabinet ahead of parliamentary vote
That in turn led to a vote of no confidence brought against Citu by the opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) - and supported by USR. It easily passed in the Romanian parliament and led President Klaus Iohannis to dismiss Citu and appoint Ciolos as a potential replacement. That failure could hurt the USR and Ciolos’ own presidential aspirations for 2024. Others have argued that "short of a miracle" Ciolos may not get his cabinet through parliament, his effort to put one anyway could play well with voters. A parliamentary vote on the new cabinet has not been scheduled, but will likely take place this week as Ciolos' deadline to assemble a government and gain approval expires on October 20.
China condemns U.S., Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait
BEIJING/TAIPEI -The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region. China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) over the past year, provoking anger in Taipei. “Dewey’s and Winnipeg’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the commitment of the United States and our allies and partners to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” it added. “The United States and Canada colluded to provoke and stir up trouble… seriously jeopardising peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait,” it said. Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Sunday that three Chinese aircraft – two J-16 fighters and an anti-submarine aircraft – flew into the ADIZ again.
Thousands in El Salvador join protests against Bukele government
By Nelson RenteriaSANSALVADOR – Thousands of people in El Salvador took to the streets on Sunday in protest against President Nayib Bukele who has stoked concern that he is steadily concentrating power and who responded with changing his Twitter profile late in the day to “Emperor of El Salvador”. Bukele’s apparent joke with his Twitter profile follows an update last month when he changed it to say “Dictator” of El Salvador. Sunday’s protesters chanted slogans including “What does El Salvador want? Here, what’s done is the will of Nayib,” said Rosa Granados, a labor union member who participated in the protests. Bukele, a seasoned and often provocative user of social media, dismissed the protests as a “failure” on Twitter.
OSCE mission in eastern Ukraine suspends operations amid protests
KYIV – The Organization for Security and Cooperation on Europe has suspended its monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine following protests near its headquarters in separatist-controlled Donetsk, the chief monitor said on Sunday. About 200 pro-Russian protesters confronted OSCE monitors on Saturday to demand the release of a rebel officer captured by the Ukrainian military last week. The mission had faced previous protests organised by Moscow-backed separatists, but this time demonstrators appeared to block the entrance to the hotel where the monitors are based. Ukraine says the fighting between separatist rebels and the Ukrainian military has killed 14,000 people. Moscow rejects Kyiv’s allegations that is has fomented the conflict and denies having forces in eastern Ukraine.
IOC's Juan Antonio Samaranch says Beijing Games about unity
Next year’s Beijing Games have triggered protests over China’s human rights record, but the International Olympic Committee’s point man for the event, Juan Antonio Samaranch, said the event is about bringing young people together. Samaranch, the head of the coordination commission for the Beijing Olympics, which start Feb. 4, said the Games were only about unity. Despite his observation, human rights activists protested in Athens on Sunday ahead of Monday’s torch-lighting ceremony for the Games in ancient Olympia. The IOC is also facing criticism for awarding China two Olympics — the 2008 Summer Games as well as next year’s winter edition — with human rights groups saying no improvements have been made since the 2008 Games. However, unlike this year’s rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games, which banned all fans due to the pandemic, local fans will be allowed to attend the Beijing Olympics.
Succession series 3: Reviews from critics and fans say it's a hit
Pictured, Logan in Succession series 3THE GOOD REVIEWSTHE TIMESRating:Carol Midgely writes: 'Once the foundations are laid... “Do you want me to ride with you, Dad?” Roman asks his father. ENTERTAINMENT DAILY Rating: 'Succession season 3 is one of those shows that has no right to be as good as it is. When a desperate executive asks if they can stop moving long enough to eat, Logan asks quietly: 'Food?' Kendall tells Lisa that his dad has gone to Sarajevo, with Kendall saying his dad runs a crime ring, but Lisa isn't sure.
Rejuvenated LeBron, Lakers eye return to NBA summit
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will launch their bid to return to the NBA summit on Tuesday with a new roster and a rejuvenated mindset after a badly needed break during their first full offseason in two years. While the NBA has rejected suggestions injuries spiked as a result of the compressed offseason, what is not in dispute is that injuries affected the Lakers more than any other team last year. “Last year after coming off the bubble, it literally took everything away from you,” James said during the Lakers’ recent preseason training camp. The extra rest may prove decisive for a Lakers roster which has the oldest average age (30.9) of any team in the NBA. While some have wondered whether the relatively advanced age of the Lakers roster might be the team’s undoing, head coach Frank Vogel prefers instead to emphasize the squad’s basketball IQ.
Mikaela Shiffrin hoping to play right cards during World Cup season and Olympics
When it comes to Alpine skiing and the Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin says she’s not much of a gambler, as the American all-rounder prefers Lady Luck to play no part in her results. Over the course of an Alpine World Cup season, that good and bad fortune tends to balance out. At an Olympics, however, you get one shot and everything has to go right in that moment, and for Shiffrin, that hasn’t always been the case. While double-Olympic champion has a nice ring to it, the results are less than expected from an athlete who has six world championships, 69 World Cup wins and three crystal globes for winning the overall World Cup title. “Luck sways the Olympic results so much more than it does in any normal World Cup or when you look at the results for throughout an entire season.”
Japanese judoka win three gold medals on final day of Paris Grand Slam
Takeshi Sasaki, Saki Niizoe and Kenta Nagasawa won gold at the International Judo Federation’s Paris Grand Slam on Sunday, as Japan finished the tournament on top of the medal table. Sasaki captured the men’s 81-kilogram title with five straight ippon victories, culminating with a win over Georgian world No. Nagasawa outpointed Russian Khusen Khalmurzaev in the men’s 90-kg final, executing the decisive waza-ari in the dying seconds of regulation. Rika Takayama received silver after losing the women’s 78-kg final to Russian Aleksandra Babintseva, while Sotaro Fujiwara and Yoko Ono took men’s 81-kg and women’s 70-kg bronze, respectively. The Grand Slam marked a successful debut competition for new men’s head coach Keiji Suzuki.
Yuta Watanabe looks set to make Raptors' opening night roster
Forward Yuta Watanabe is all but assured of a spot on the Toronto Raptors’ opening night roster after the NBA team announced its final preseason cut on Sunday. Toronto trimmed its roster to the league maximum 15 players, including two two-way players, by waiving forward Ishmael Wainwright, indicating Watanabe made the cut with forwards Sam Dekker and Isaac Bonga. His contract will be guaranteed if he makes the regular season roster, in what would be his fourth NBA season. The Raptors open their 2021-2022 regular season on Wednesday, when they host the Washington Wizards at Scotiabank Arena. Watanabe’s Olympic teammate, Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, is likely to miss the season opener.
Desperate Indians sell family gold to survive COVID-19 cash crunch
“I don’t have any other option than selling the gold,” said Jogani as she waited nervously for the shop owner to make her an offer. Desperate for cash, many families and small businesses have been putting up gold jewelry — their last resort — as collateral to secure short-term loans to tide them over. Banks disbursed “loans against gold jewelry” worth 4.71 trillion rupees ($64 billion) in the first eight months of 2021, a whopping 74% jump year-on-year, central bank data showed. Jain says his customers — predominantly women — have sold a vast array of personal jewelry in recent months including gold bangles, rings, necklaces and earrings. “Earlier, I would neglect these things when my mother used to tell me that ‘you have to save in gold'” Jogani said.
Sadie Frost, 56, says she is finally doing the things she wants now that her children are grown
Sadie Frost has reaveled she's single after splitting from her partner of eight years, businessman Darren Strowger. Sadie is mother to Finlay Munro Kemp, 31, who she shares with Gary Kemp, and Rafferty, 25, Iris, 20 and Rudy Law, 19, from her marriage to actor Jude Law. 'I’ve decided to spend time on my own because of all my life changes, because of work, and the house. Sadie, pictured with her three-sons, from left t right: Finlay Munro Kemp, 31, Rudy Law, 19, and Rafferty Law, 25With Kemp and Law going on to have another three children respectively with other partners, in total, her four children have six step-siblings. Sadie was married to actor Jude Law from 1997 to 2003 after their met in 1994 and quickly fell in love.
Demi Rose showcases her ample assets in a plunging yellow crop top during sun-soaked LA getaway
Demi Rose sent pulses racing as she took to Instagram on Sunday to treat her fans with a tantalising string of snaps during her sun-soaked LA getaway. The influencer, 26, certainly turned up the heat as she flashed her very ample assets in a plunging yellow crop top, exposing her slinky red lace bra. The zipped-down number had been combined with a pair of light jeans, which showcased her peachy bottom. Demi put on a very busty display in the plunging halterneck top while posing up a storm on a sun lounger. Demi sported a bronzed glow after her recent holiday in Ibiza and wore her brunette hair in soft waves.
Japan's LDP vows sharp defense budget hike, but public focus elsewhere
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has for the first time included a policy in its election manifesto of aiming to double the country’s defense budget to 2% of gross domestic product. Much of the momentum behind the push for bigger defense budgets stems from concerns over the behavior of Japan’s superpower neighbor. Military spending by China grew for the 26th consecutive year in 2020, expanding fourteenfold, according to Japan’s 2021 defense white paper. “A tougher line (on China among the Japanese public) is not synonymous with increased defense spending,” said Rand’s Hornung. Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi has noted that Japan continues to be outpaced by other major countries in terms of defense spending despite its “unprecedented” security environment.
Atami failed to issue prepared safety order over soil mound
The city of Atami failed to order a company responsible for creating a soil mound that triggered a deadly mudslide in July to implement safety measures, even though it had prepared the order, sources said Monday. The Atami Municipal Government in Shizuoka Prefecture prepared the order for the company, based in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, in 2011. The soil mound is estimated to have been around 50 meters tall before collapsing and triggering the mudslide. The prepared order included a warning that the soil mound could collapse or slip away, causing a disaster. Atami did not issue the order as the company started disaster prevention work at the soil mound, including the establishment of a provisional drainage gutter.
Kylie Jenner jokes she has 'pregnancy brain' as she flaunts baby bump while hanging out with Kendall
And proving pregnancy suits her, Kylie Jenner, 24, looked incredible as she showed off her growing baby bump while hanging out with sister Kendall, 25, at a Starbucks drive-thru on Sunday. 'My sister came to get me... umm... to come with me to get Starbucks,' Kylie stuttered. While waiting for her order, Kylie cutely showed off her baby bump as she sat behind the wheel. She looked nothing short of glamorous in an all-black outfit that paired together leggings and a fitted tapered top that skimmed over her baby bump. Emphasising her bump, Kylie was seen gently rubbing her stomach with her ring-adorned hand.
Ben Affleck looks dapper as he picks up daughter Seraphina, 12, from the airport
Ben Affleck looked dapper as he picked up his daughter Seraphina from Burbank airport, in Los Angeles on Sunday. Meanwhile, Seraphina looked effortlessly trendy in a plaid flannel shirt and matching vest. As well as Seraphina, Ben co-parents daughter Violet, 15, and son Samuel, nine, with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, whom he divorced in 2018. Happy days: Ben shares his children with Jennifer Garner. She was reported to have reconciled her relationship with Ben this past spring, and they confirmed that they had reconciled in July.
Post-election scenarios: Final tallies offer different possibilities for different coalitions
| KYODORitsumeikan University political scientist Masato Kamikubo also says the ruling coalition losing its majority is unlikely, but he attributes that to the presence of Komeito. At that point, the favored candidate to join in some form appears to be Nippon Ishin. His decision therefore raises questions about the future positioning of Nippon Ishin in the legislature. Nippon Ishin no Kai leaders Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui (left) and Osaka Gov. “One possible answer is that if Nippon Ishin joins the coalition, it would be led by Hirofumi Yoshimura,” the governor of Osaka and Nippon Ishin’s second-in-command.
Video: Prince William and Kate join a Zoom call at the Earthshot ceremony
Video: William goes for the 007 look: Prince wears an 'upcycled' trendy velvet jacket and polo-neck to his Earthshot eco-prize ceremony and vows to 'repair the planet' while revealing that the next event will be in USPrince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, talk with celebrities, like Ed Sheeran and Emma Watson, and join a Zoom call while at the Earthshot ceremony.
China hypersonic nuke: US warned it risks 'losing new Cold War within a decade'
Along with China, the United States, Russia and at least five other countries are working on hypersonic technology, and last month North Korea said it had test-fired a newly-developed hypersonic missile. At a 2019 parade, China showcased advancing weaponry including its hypersonic missile, known as the DF-17. The Pentagon did not comment on China's testing of the hypersonic missile, but did acknowledge China as their 'number one pacing challenge'. While at the Zhangzhou base, home of the Eastern Theatre Command's air force, a newly-constructed air defence site is visible as well as several new buildings. Reports of the improvements follow previously reported upgrades at other Chinese military bases and come amid rising tensions between China and Taiwan.
Soccer: Osimhen keeps Perfect Napoli flying high - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - Victor Osimhen netted with a late header to give Napoli a 1-0 home win over Torino on Sunday and keep them top of Serie A with a perfect record of eight victories from as many games. The Naples side have 24 points, two more than AC Milan, who came from 2-0 down to triumph 3-2 against Hellas Verona at San Siro on Saturday. Juventus continued their recovery from a poor start, beating AS Roma 1-0 at home thanks to a goal by Moise Kean. Roma, who are fourth with 15 points, deserved at least a draw. At the end of the first half Juve keeper Wojciech Szczesny saved a penalty by Roma's Jordan Veretout.
Turnout down in mayor runoff races - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - Turnout was down on the first day of voting in runoffs in local elections in many parts of Italy, including Rome, Turin and Trieste, on Sunday. Just over 33% of eligible voters had cast their votes by the time the voting stations closed at 23:00 on Sunday, down six percentage points with respect to the first round. Voting stations reopened at 7:00 on Monday and they will remain open until 15:00, after which the count will start. Rome, Turin and Trieste are among 10 provincial capitals holding runoffs, in elections in 65 cities involving five million eligible voters. The other provincial capitals are Varese, Savona, Latina, Benevento, Caserta, Isernia and Cosenza.
Federer drops out of top 10 as Norrie climbs rankings
Roger Federer was last ranked outside the top 10 in January 2017Advertising Read moreParis (AFP)Roger Federer dropped out of the top 10 in the ATP rankings on Monday for the first time in almost five years, as newly-crowned Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie jumped 11 spots. Federer, 40, has not played due to a right knee injury since losing in the Wimbledon quarter-finals to Hubert Hurkacz in July. Poland's Hurkacz climbed two places to 10th after making the Indian Wells last eight last week, knocking Federer down to 11th. Norrie, who beat Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili on Sunday to become the first Briton to win the prestigious Indian Wells title, breaks into the top 20 at world number 15. Roger Federer (SUI) 3,285 (-2)12.
Thousands protest in El Salvador against 'dictator' President Bukele
Thousands take part in a protest against President Nayib Bukele's government in the capital San Salvador on October 17, 2021. Thousands of people in El Salvador took to the streets on Sunday in protest against President Nayib Bukele, who has stoked concern that he is steadily concentrating power and who responded by changing his Twitter profile late in the day to "Emperor of El Salvador". Bukele's apparent joke with his Twitter profile follows an update last month when he changed it to say "Dictator" of El Salvador. Sunday's protesters chanted slogans including "What does El Salvador want? Bukele's administration then came under fire from the United States after the Supreme Court judges ruled that the president could seek a second consecutive term, which Washington saw as unconstitutional.
'Skinny guy' to 'Pakistan life-saver': Shoaib eyes World Cup big finish
Advertising Read moreDubai (AFP)When Shoaib Malik takes the field for Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup, the 39-year-old all-rounder could be forgiven for feeling his age. "Good to see Shoaib Malik recalled for the T20 World Cup," said Afridi. He has already ruled out playing in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. "I want to play the World Cup and go out on a high," he said. Pakistan start their T20 World Cup campaign against old rivals India in Dubai on Sunday.
Kenyan running star's husband in court over her killing
Advertising Read moreNairobi (AFP)The husband of Kenyan distance running star Agnes Tirop appeared in court on Monday as a suspect in her killing, and was remanded in custody for almost three weeks. Ibrahim, commonly known as Emmanuel, Rotich, was arrested last week in the coastal town of Mombasa after a dramatic late-night chase. Tirop, 25, was found stabbed to death in their home in Iten, western Kenya, last Wednesday, a killing that shocked the nation and the world of athletics. The double world championships bronze medallist was considered a rising star in Kenyan athletics. She came fourth in the 5,000 metres at the Tokyo Olympics this year and broke the world women-only record in the 10km last month.
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Music fans flock to stream K-pop classics Sept 18, 2019One of South Korea’s longest-running music chart shows is streaming old episodes from the 1990s and 2000s, a move that has proven a hit with music fans. SBS’ “Inkigayo” has been showcasing the best ...
Afghanistan-wide polio vaccination starts next month: UN
"WHO and UNICEF welcome the decision by the Taliban leadership supporting the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan," they said in a statement. "The Taliban leadership has expressed their commitment for the inclusion of female frontline workers," it said. A second nationwide polio vaccination campaign had also been agreed upon and would be synchronised with a campaign planned in neighbouring Pakistan in December, they said. "Restarting polio vaccination now is crucial for preventing any significant resurgence of polio within the country and mitigating the risk of cross-border and international transmission," they said. The discussions with the Taliban leadership had also resulted in agreement on the need to "immediately start measles and Covid-19 vaccination campaigns", they said.
Russian 12-Year Old Opens Fire at Middle School
Police detained a 12-year old Russian boy Monday after he brought his father’s hunting rifle to school and fired two shots, causing no serious injuries. The incident occured Monday morning at a middle school in the village of Sars, near the Urals city of Perm, Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement. “On the morning of Oct. 18, a 12-year-old schoolboy brought a firearm with him to an educational institution. In the presence of several teenagers, he fired two shots at the ceiling and a fiberglass door. Shards from broken glass inflicted cut wounds on an 11-year-old schoolboy,” the Investigative Committee of the Perm Region said.
Russian Prison Torture Whistleblower Seeks Asylum in France
A former inmate who leaked videos depicting alleged torture inside Russian prisons is seeking asylum in France, a prominent NGO that tracks abuses in Russia’s prison system said over the weekend. The Gulagu.net rights group said its source behind the leak of more than 100 gigabytes of files documenting widespread torture and rape of inmates by guards, identified as “Sergei,” would face serious threats to his safety if forced to return to Russia or Belarus. The series of widely publicized leaks prompted investigators to launch criminal cases into the allegations and resulted in Russia’s prison service firing several officers. “We officially confirm that Sergei, who requested political asylum on Oct. 16 at Paris airport is our source and the main whistleblower of this inhuman torture,” Gulagu.net said on its Telegram channel. “He faces real danger if he ends up in Russia or Belarus, where the KGB and FSB [security services] will arrest and kill him, staging an accident or alleged suicide,” it added.
[Herald Interview] Seori: Sharing a piece of herself to make healing music
That’s why I started with covering famous songs, because I wanted to see how my voice was received by others. (Screenshot of Seori's YouTube video cover singing Abir's "Tango")Content label Atispaus -- referring to “space of artists,” according to the label -- was among several music labels reaching out to Seori. Although still a nameless group of artists at the time, Seori said she felt confident in the label upon their first meeting. As a musician and performer, Seori dropped her first EP, “?Depacse Ohw” -- read as “Who Escaped?” -- in May 2020. The biggest moment, perhaps, was when her songs were listed on the YouTube Music playlist of BTS’ Jungkook.
[Today’s K-pop] Lee Jinhyuk reaches out to fans with 4th EP
He has participated in writing all songs from the beginning and the EP consists of six tracks that he authored. I work with emphasis on music that are easy to listen to and easy to relate to,” said Lee. 20 with its first EP “Savage,” according to the publication announcement on Sunday in the US. 2 on Billboard’s top selling albums chart and topped iTunes top albums chart in 20 regions. With the title track from the EP, also named “Savage,” the quartet scooped up four trophies from television music chart programs.
Kakao Bank, Dell heads discuss future finance platform
Kakao Bank CEO Yoon Ho-young (left) and Dell Technologies Founder and CEO Michael Dell (Kakao Bank)Kakao Bank CEO Yoon Ho-young and Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Technology, discussed further cooperation between the two companies and ways to improve competitiveness in the midst of the digital transformation, officials in Seoul said Monday. Dell provides server, network and data storage services to Korea’s largest internet-only bank. The online meeting between the two was held last month to seek cooperation in cloud and big data solutions, Kakao said, without elaborating on why it was releasing the information three weeks after the event. “It was a meaningful occasion to share the direction of future financial platforms and strengthen mutual partnerships,” Yoon said. “Kakao Bank will continue its financial innovation by expanding cooperation with the world’s top technology companies.”(gypark@heraldcorp.com)
[News Focus] Will Windows 11 revive PC demand in South Korea?
Windows 11, released on Oct. 5 worldwide, is set to have an impact on the computer market in South Korea, with a slew of factors likely to affect the pace of upgrades. “I tried to identify the cause and browsed related posts, and it turned out that there was an issue with the compatibility of drivers.”Another user complained that KakaoTalk suddenly stopped working after installing Windows 11. These issues are discouraging computer users from taking the leap in upgrading the operating system on their desktop or laptop computers. Regardless of usual reservations about an upgrade, the PC market is slowly shifting toward the next-generation operating system. Global PC manufacturers are preparing to launch a new lineup of Windows 11 computers in the coming months, while considering firmware and other software updates for Windows 10 users willing to opt for a new operating system.
Beijing Olympics: two arrested in Greece for protest on eve of torch lighting
Tsela Zoksang and Joey Siu unfurl banners on scaffolding in the Acropolis on Sunday. Photo: Students for a Free Tibet
Northern Territory chief minister and US senator Ted Cruz in Twitter spat over Covid vaccines
The Northern Territory chief minister, Michael Gunner, has hit back at US senator Ted Cruz who criticised the Northern Territory’s vaccine policy, telling the firebrand Texan conservative “you know nothing about us”. The spat began when the US Republican shared a video of Gunner announcing the territory’s wide-ranging vaccine mandate for workers. Cruz lamented the “Covid tyranny of their [Australia’s] current government,” which he said was “disgraceful and sad”. “Individual liberty matters,” Cruz declared, adding he had considered Australia the “Texas of the Pacific”. Gunner did not appreciate the feedback, responding on Twitter with a statement sharing a “few facts about Covid down here” and tagging Cruz.
Nevada’s Sisolak suffers injuries in car accident
Steve Sisolak, the Democrat from Nevada, was briefly hospitalized on Sunday after being involved in a car crash, a report said. Fox 5 Las Vegas reported that the governor has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home after suffering minor external injuries. Both had minor injuries. The station released a photo of the crash scene that showed significant damage to the front of the car and an SUV. GET THE FOX NEWS APPSisolak was elected in 2018, becoming the first Democratic governor of Nevada in two decades.
Instacart 'shoppers' baffled by shrinking paycheques
All six "shoppers," as the company calls them, who spoke with Go Public say earnings have fallen. More than 20,000 Instacart shoppers gather orders from various retailers across Canada, including Walmart, Loblaws, Costco and Shoppers Drug Mart. WATCH | Instacart shoppers say they're earning less money: Instacart shoppers see pay rates drop below minimum wage | Go Public 1:59 Instacart workers say they have been earning significantly less money — often below minimum wage rates — than earlier in the pandemic, while doing the same amount of work. Instacart shopper Willy Solis says, with an algorithm determining shoppers' earnings, Instacart is able to shroud those calculations in mystery. Lead organizer and shopper Willy Solis says, with an algorithm determining shoppers' earnings, Instacart is able to shroud those calculations in mystery.
Myanmar to free over 5,000 political prisoners
Myanmar will release a total of 5,636 prisoners jailed for protesting the coup that ousted the civilian government, the head of the country's military junta said Monday. Min Aung Hlang, who led the February 1 coup, said his government had its own five-stage plan to restore democracy in Myanmar. What is the situation with former leader Aung San Suu Kyi? On Friday, the lawyer of Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's former leader, revealed he had been gagged during ongoing trials against her. Protesters in London demand the release of former elected Myanmar leader Aung San Suu KyiSuu Kyi faces a number of charges including corruption, after she swept to power in 2015 elections.
Two Hindu men killed, temples vandalised in Bangladesh violence
Police in Bangladesh have detained at least 300 suspects after two Hindu men were killed and temples vandalised following unrest triggered by the alleged desecration of the Muslim holy book during a Hindu religious festival last week. Angry mobs attacked Hindu temples and clashed with police in various parts of Bangladesh in the following days, leaving at least six people, including two Hindus, dead and more than 100 injured. The Hindu community makes up about 10 percent of Bangladesh’s 165 million population. pic.twitter.com/ilcSXgoRWn — Bangladesh Hindu Unity Council (@UnityCouncilBD) October 17, 2021Tension in the area mounted following allegations that a Hindu man’s Facebook post dishonoured Islam, the bdnews website quoted a police official as saying. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met leaders of the Hindu community on Thursday and promised stern action.
More than 20 dead after floods in south India
KOCHI, India — At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend, officials said. Rainfall across the state led to flash floods and landslides in several areas, with the Indian army and navy called out to rescue residents. Kerala was also a victim to the worst floods in a century in 2018 that had killed at least 400 people and displaced around 200,000. Rescue operations were underway on Sunday after heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides. But excessive rainfall can cause floods, landslides and water-borne diseases.
Man jailed for raping young daughter after seeking advice from ‘feng shui master’
SINGAPORE: After a "feng shui" master advised him to have sex with a virgin to "see blood" and avoid a life-threatening mishap, a man raped his 11-year-old daughter. The feng shui master offered to help him procure what was required for RM2,000 (S$650) to avoid tragedy from befalling him. The offender told the psychiatrist he had planned to have sex with the victim after hearing the feng shui master's predictions. She said he was "deeply disturbed by the feng shui master's predictions", with "fears about this prophesied tragedy" plaguing him for months after. "He truly regrets the offences he committed out of a moment of folly and in fear of the feng shui master's predictions.
Cop26 corporate sponsors condemn climate summit as ‘mismanaged’
Companies that stumped up millions of pounds to sponsor the Cop26 climate summit have condemned it as “mismanaged” and “very last minute” in a volley of complaints as next month’s event in Glasgow draws near. Other sources have described the “shifting goal posts” and “inertia” plaguing the Cop26 planning as “deeply frustrating”. Many of the event’s corporate backers regularly take part in high-profile sponsorship deals for big events, and have been left bewildered by the slow progress of the Cop26 events, another source explained. “It’s clear that many of them have very little experience managing relationships in the private sector, or even experience attending a Cop event,” the source said. A Cop26 spokesperson said the organisers were “working closely” with sponsors which would increase the value-for-money for taxpayers, and reduce the overall financial cost of Cop26.
Father suspected of killing daughters, grandchildren in Pakistan marriage feud - police
Rescue workers gather near the bodies of the victims, who according to police, were burned alive in rivalry between the two families over the love marriage, in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan October 17, 2021. The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122)/Handout via REUTERSLAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A father in Pakistan is suspected of killing his two daughters and their four children by setting their house ablaze because one of the women married against his wishes, police said. Bibi had married Mehboob Ahmad about 18 months ago against her father's will in a so-called love marriage, according to the official, as opposed to an arranged marriage. "The incident is outcome of the rivalry between the two families over the love marriage," Majeed said. Hundreds of women in Pakistan are killed by relatives every year for marrying without consent, or against their family's wishes, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
Hey Parler, Nashville Isn’t Turning Red - The New York Times
Or maybe just the place where bridesmaids come to get drunk in the street. A midsize city on its way to becoming a big city can be all these things at once, of course, especially if it is a midsize city that is growing deliberately, in ways that do not displace its low-income residents or its work force. Especially if it is a midsize city that is investing in its public schools and building out its infrastructure to accommodate its meteoric growth. The truth is that high-profile members of the far right have been moving to Middle Tennessee since long before Parler announced its impending relocation. “Are you from Nashville?” the first child asked.
Opinion | Is Mark Zuckerberg a Man Without Principles?
After leaked internal documents in The Wall Street Journal, whistle-blower testimony on Capitol Hill, a global server outage and drops in share price, Facebook has recently taken (another) spectacular beating. But the veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg says none of it has been a surprise. is still an aberration: “In my encounters with Mark Zuckerberg, I’ve never been able to discover any principles.”[You can listen to this episode of “Sway” on Apple, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts.] They also swap stories of tech executives — from making Zuckerberg sweat (literally) and getting the cold shoulder from Elon Musk to Mossberg’s Taco Bell invitation from Gates and “arm-waving arguments” with Jobs. (A full transcript of the episode will be available midday on the Times website.)
Opinion | How Not to Reform the I.R.S.
Democratic lawmakers plan to boost the Internal Revenue Service’s enforcement authority to help pay for the spending package working through Congress. administration and reform issues for my entire career, from fielding calls from distressed taxpayers facing overbearing I.R.S. actions during my first day on the job at the National Taxpayers Union to testifying before Congress. Restructuring and Reform Act (R.R.A.) on taxpayer services, solidified burden-of-proof standards in tax disputes, established the I.R.S.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's Most Passionate PDA Moments
Even in the middle of a desert, these two lovebirds are dedicated to showing off their PDA. "Just Like Heaven," Kardashian captioned a photo of herself straddling Barker in a thong bathing suit.
Paula Badosa Outlasts Victoria Azarenka to Win Indian Wells
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — In its usual March dates, the BNP Paribas Open has been a launching pad for major talent in recent years. Naomi Osaka won the title in 2018 and then won the U.S. Open by upsetting Serena Williams in the final. Norrie, seeded 21st, also won his first top-tier title, defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday. Norrie, born in South Africa and raised in New Zealand, is the first British player to win the BNP Paribas Open singles title. At 23, she is older than either Osaka or Andreescu were when they made their breakthroughs at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Covid Live Updates: As Colder Weather Sets In, Cases Rise in Northernmost U.S. States
Credit... Emily Elconin/ReutersEven as the Delta-variant-driven virus wave is receding in much of the United States, many counties across the country’s northernmost regions are experiencing rising cases as colder weather arrives. The top five states in new daily cases per capita are led by Alaska, which is logging the highest daily average: 125 cases per 100,000 people, according to a New York Times database. The next four states, with at least 67 cases per 100,000 people, are Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Idaho. Cases are at least trending downward or holding steady in those states. Cases have been high in Michigan’s school-aged children, especially in districts that do not have mask mandates, according to Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, the state’s chief medical executive.
Opinion | Trump Missed the Part About No Do-Overs
Bret: It would be nice to think that his obsession with 2020 is solely a function of his personal insecurities. Within the Republican Party, he’s making the stolen-election fantasy a litmus test, which Republican politicians defy at the peril of either being primaried by a Trump toady or losing vital Trump voters in close elections. At the national level, he’s creating a new “stab-in-the-back” myth to undermine the legitimacy of democracy itself. He was the U.K.’s Labour prime minister during the “Winter of Discontent,” when the country seemed to be perpetually on strike. Bret: I still think the most pro-worker thing the White House can do is get the infrastructure bill passed.
The Stock Market’s Gains Could Be Spread More Fairly - The New York Times
The technology and internet boom spurred a wave of day-traders and investment mania that now seems quaint. And even in those heady days, forecasting a near-quadrupling of the index appeared naïve at best and ridiculous at worst. While the trend has been up and up, the past two decades have been anything but smooth for stocks. Through the financial crisis and recessions of the past 20 years, along with periodic selling bouts, prices have oscillated wildly. Proof that financial markets exist in an alternate universe of capitalism, ever-expanding as the prospects for so many millions continue shrinking?
Washington Hears Echoes of the ’50s and Worries: Is This a Cold War With China?
But his actions so far look increasingly like those in a world of competitive coexistence, a bit edgier than the “peaceful coexistence” that the Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev used to characterize the old Cold War. The Berlin Wall not only delineated a sharp line between spheres of influence, freedom and authoritarian control, it stopped most communications and trade. The year it fell, 1989, the United States exported $4.3 billion in goods to the Soviets and imported $709 million, an inconsequential blip for both economies. And yet, even through a pandemic and threats of “decoupling,” the United States exported $124 billion in goods to China last year and imported $434 billion. That made China the largest supplier of goods to the United States, and the third largest consumer of its exports, after Canada and Mexico.
Pete Buttigieg Fires Back at Tucker Carlson After Paternity Leave Criticism: 'I'm Not Going to Apologize'
The 39-year-old U.S. Transportation Secretary, who had been on paid paternity leave since August, responded to criticism from Fox News host Tucker Carlson for taking time off after welcoming twins Penelope Rose and Joseph August with his husband Chasten. "Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job since August after adopting a child. Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed. pete buttigeig Pete ButtigiegThe former Navy reservist continued, "I'm not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson or anyone else for taking care of my premature newborn infant twins. We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family," he tweeted at the time.
Dwayne Johnson Says He Was 'Born to Play' Black Adam in First Look at Upcoming DC Superhero Film
Dwayne Johnson explained that his upcoming movie Black Adam "has been a gigantic passion project of mine for a very long time" as he introduced a first look at the DC filmDwayne Johnson Says He Was 'Born to Play' Black Adam in First Look at Upcoming DC Superhero FilmDwayne Johnson Says He Was 'Born to Play' Black Adam in First Look at Upcoming DC FilmDwayne Johnson Says He Was 'Born to Play' Black Adam in First Look at Upcoming DC FilmDwayne Johnson has found the role he was "born to play" in his upcoming superhero film Black Adam. The actor, 49, who plays the eponymous long-imprisoned archenemy of Shazam, revealed a first look at his DC Extended Universe debut during the virtual DC FanDome event on Saturday. "As you guys know, this character, this film, this universe has been a gigantic passion project of mine for a very long time," Johnson said. And the truth is, I was born to play Black Adam." Although post-production just began, he went on to present one of the first scenes in the movie, the introduction of Black Adam.
Biden’s Plans Raise Questions About What U.S. Can Afford Not to Do
Many Democrats fear the United States cannot afford to wait to curb climate change, help more women enter the work force and invest in feeding and educating its most vulnerable children. In their view, failing to invest in those issues means the country risks incurring painful costs that will slow economic growth. “We can’t afford not to do these kinds of investments,” David Kamin, a deputy director of the White House National Economic Council, said in an interview. Mr. Manchin says he fears too much additional spending would feed rising inflation, which could push up borrowing costs and make it harder for the country to manage its budget deficit. Mr. Biden says his proposals would help fight inflation by reducing the cost of child care, housing, education and more.
Brian Austin Green Celebrates 1 Year with Girlfriend Sharna Burgess: 'Damn I'm Lucky'
"1 year of accepting me in a way I've never been loved before #damnimlucky," Green wrote, to which Burgess, 36, commented: "I love you baby. "It's a really amazing song, it just brings up that feeling of true connection and love with somebody," Green said at the time. Green and Burgess were first romantically linked in December, when they jetted off for a romantic tropical getaway. At the time, a source told PEOPLE that he "has been seeing Sharna for a few weeks." "We met at a coffee shop, then had a few dates and then we were locked in a house together," Burgess told PEOPLE in June of their love story.
17 Missionaries from the U.S. and Canada Have Been Kidnapped in Haiti, Ministry Says
Seventeen missionaries, including 16 Americans and one Canadian, have been kidnapped during a trip to an orphanage in Haiti, the Christian Aid Ministries says. "We request urgent prayer for the group of Christian Aid Ministries workers who were abducted while on a trip to visit an orphanage on Saturday, October 16," the organization said. Christian Aid Ministries in Berlin, Ohio is seen here on . A group of 17 missionaries including children has been kidnapped by a gang in Haiti, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. "Pray pray pray.
Jamie Lee Curtis Thinks the #MeToo Movement Would Have 'Really Upset' Mom Janet Leigh
"She was, it's a bad term, but kind of Pollyannaish about the industry," Jamie Lee Curtis said of her late mother, Hollywood legend Janet Leigh, and how she would have reacted to the #MeToo movementJamie Lee Curtis is reflecting on her Hollywood legend mother Janet Leigh. Curtis, 62, said that the #MeToo movement "would have really upset" her mom as she spoke with Melanie Griffith for Interview. "I think the #MeToo movement would have really upset her. jamie lee curtis and parents Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee CurtisGriffith noted that Hitchcock got "very psychologically crazy" with Hedren, 91, behind the scenes of both of their collaborations. "You know, she was of the #MeToo movement, and it was not accepted at that time.
RHOP: Mia Thornton and Candiace Dillard Apologize to Each Other
Mia Thornton and Candiace Dillard finally buried the hatchet during Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of PotomacDuring Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac, the costars agreed to talk out their issues and apologize after having multiple explosive fights over the past several weeks. Mia began by saying sorry for probing about Candiace and her husband while talking to Candiace's mom at the music video shoot. Candiace Dillard Bassett and Mia Thornton Candiace Dillard Bassett and Mia Thornton | Credit: Shannon Finney/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty (2)"Obviously I said something that struck a nerve with you, right, and I know that I'm just now getting a chance to know you and I never want to be responsible for inflicting negative energy onto someone. I don't know if I'm doing it right, and I'm scared if it's going to be received well. "Thank you for apologizing for that, and you know, we good," Mia told Candiace, who confirmed, "Yes."
RHOSLC: Jennie Nguyen's Husband Duy Suggests Sister Wife for More Kids
"I had 13 pregnancies with three living kids and one stillbirth," Jennie Nguyen said during Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake CityRHOSLC: Jennie Nguyen's Husband Duy Suggests They Get a Sister Wife So They Can Have More KidsRHOSLC: Jennie Nguyen's Husband Duy Suggests the Pair Get a Sister Wife So They Can Have More KidsRHOSLC: Jennie Nguyen's Husband Duy Suggests the Pair Get a Sister Wife So They Can Have More KidsJennie Nguyen and husband Duy are at odds when it comes to the idea of welcoming more kids into their family. In a confessional, Jennie explained that doctors felt an emergency c-section was the best way to deliver her daughter "because her heart rate was dropping." When Jennie turned the conversation towards having more kids, Duy explained that he wants to expand their brood to populate the world with "good" individuals. Noting that she doesn't have "the energy" to welcome more kids, Jennie expressed her concerns to her husband, telling him, "Atomically, I'm not capable. before he then suggested that the couple could welcome a sister wife into their dynamic.
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Y: The Last Man Canceled by FX: 'There Is So Much More Left to Tell'
"We don't want it to end," executive producer and showrunner Eliza Clark said following the cancellation newsY: The Last Man Canceled by FX: 'There Is So Much More Left to Tell'Fans will be disappointed to learn that Y: The Last Man has been canceled by FX on Hulu, one month after its premiere. The DC Comics-based drama, starring Diane Lane, Ben Schnetzer and Amber Tamblyn, will not get a second season, executive producer and showrunner Eliza Clark announced via Twitter on Sunday. "We have learned that we will not be moving forward with FX on Hulu for season 2 of Y: THE LAST MAN. I have never in my life been more committed to a story, and there is so much more left to tell," Clark wrote in a statement. Clark continued, "Y: THE LAST MAN is about gender, about how oppressive systems inform identity.
Kourtney Kardashian Is Engaged to Fiancé Travis Barker: 'Forever'
Kourtney Kardashian has found her happily ever after with fiancé Travis Barker. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are seen in attendance during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker | Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/GettyA source told PEOPLE in March that Kardashian was "ready for a relationship with a more mature guy." Kourtney Kardashian ; Travis Barker Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker | Credit: Getty (2)Barker additionally called the Poosh founder the "love of my life" in May. RELATED VIDEO: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Kiss as They Make Red Carpet Debut as a Couple at 2021 MTV VMAs
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Watch Street Musician Perform 'All of Me' in Boston
Chrissy Teigen (L) and John Legend are seen in SoHo on July 30, 2021 in New York City. "It felt like divine timing, because when I chose to sing the song, I saw a man that looked like John Legend appear with a mask on." Joined by wife Chrissy Teigen and their children Luna, 5, and Miles, 3, the 12-time Grammy winner listened as Radha performed his song. I was like, 'No, I was just singing my set casually, and he appeared at the front of the crowd.' At the end of the song, Teigen, 35, who wore a colorful coat, also waved at Rao.
Lance Bass Is 'Covered in Ick' as He Posts First Snaps of Newborn Twins: 'I've Never Been So Happy!'
The former *NSYNC member and husband Michael Turchin welcomed twins Violet Betty and Alexander James via surrogate last weekLance Bass Is 'Covered in Ick' as He Posts First Snaps of Newborn Twins: 'I've Never Been So Happy!' New dad Lance Bass is relishing in the joys of parenthood! "Haven't slept much in 5 days and I'm covered in ick but I've never been so happy! Bass wrote, while also sharing an adorable photo of the twins representing the football team in Packers onesies. Lance Bass Credit: Courtesy of Lance Bass"We always knew we wanted at least two kids," he said at the time.
Jimmy Hayes' Cause of Death Revealed
The medical examiner also confirmed to PEOPLE that Hayes' cause of death was acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine. On Friday, when Hayes' death certificate was issued to the town hall in Milton, Massachusetts, the Norfolk County District Attorney's office confirmed to PEOPLE that no foul play was involved in Hayes' death. Jimmy Hayes Jimmy Hayes | Credit: Rocky W. Widner/NHL/GettyAccording to the Globe, Hayes had a problem with pain pills when he was playing professionally. Another heartbreaking speech at the funeral was made by Hayes' younger brother Kevin Hayes, who plays for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers. Following his death, the podcast released a special episode, titled "The Best of Jimmy Hayes," on Sept. 2.
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Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker Engaged: Details
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are engaged as their adorable whirlwind romance continues to turn heads. The reality star shared the news on Instagram, posting two photos of the couple on the beach surrounded by roses. Barker, who shares son Landon, 17, and Alabama, with ex-wife Shanna Moakler, has taken his kids on several trips with the Poosh founder. “Both of their families are supportive.”Another source later told Us that Kardashian and Barker were ready to take the next step in their relationship. “An engagement could be right around the corner for Kourtney and Travis,” the insider said in June.
Everything to Know About 'Succession' Season 3: Cast, More
The extended Roy family tree also includes Nicholas Braun as Cousin Greg and Matthew Macfadyen as Logan’s son-in-law, Tom Wambsgans. In 2019, show creator Jesse Armstrong took home the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. “We’re in the culture just like everyone else is, and it’s a show that has a relationship to the real world,” Armstrong said in October 2019. As for what’s next, Cox previously told Deadline there’s “a lot of fireworks” in the upcoming episodes, hinting that viewers should expect the unexpected. Scroll down to learn more about Succession season 3, including the premiere date, new characters and more:
Kourtney Kardashian's Engagement Ring: See Gift From Travis Barker
Kourtney Kardashian showed off her gorgeous sparkler on Sunday, October 17, after the drummer, 45, popped the question in Santa Monica, California. Kardashian, 42, showed off the diamond ring in a photo shared by Barker’s daughter, Alabama, whom he shares with ex-wife Shanna Moakler. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum shares son Mason, 11, daughter Penelope, 9, and son Reign, 6, with ex Scott Disick. The Blink-182 star, 45, also shares son Landon, 17, with Moakler. Their kids’ friendship had Kourtney and Travis spending a lot of time together.”Five months later, a source exclusively told Us that a proposal was on the horizon for the couple, saying, “An engagement could be right around the corner for Kourtney and Travis.
Inside Paris Hilton's Bridal Shower: Photos of 'RHOBH' Cast, More
Paris Hilton went all out for her over-the-top bridal shower on Saturday, October 16, in Los Angeles, just a week after her Las Vegas bachelorette party. Paris posed for a family photo with mom Kathy Hilton and sister Nicky Hilton as well as Carter’s mother Sherry Reum and sister Halle Reum. Crystal Kung Minkoff, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna among Kathy’s RHOBH cast mates who celebrated Paris and Carter’s impending nuptials. “Congratulations @parishilton your bridal shower was just as fabulous as you are? #parisinlove,” Garcelle wrote with a slideshow of photos via Instagram. The bridal shower had an Alice in Wonderland theme with the Mad Hatter greeting guests as they arrived.
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Rebel Wilson: I Understand Why People Obsess Over My Weight Loss
Rebel Wilson explained that although it can be frustrating to have followers “obsessed” with her looks, she understands the fascination with her weight loss. However, despite Jojo Rabbit, Isn’t It Romantic, The Hustle and Cats hitting theaters that year, it wasn’t until 2020 — “When I do nothing except lose weight,” Wilson said — that she started getting constant attention. “For the first time in my life I’ve lost weight and maintained it,” she revealed. “So I’m more proud of that fact.”Wilson first explained in a July Instagram Live that she lost weight after she started family planning. “Rebel is so proud of her weight loss and her body transformation,” a source told Us, adding that the actress “feels stronger, more confident” since taking control of her health.
Self-driving Waymo cars clog up dead-end San Francisco street
Added: 17.10.2021 0:18 | 20 views | 0 commentsWaymo says its automated vehicles are following traffic orders when they enter the dead-end street.
Netflix: The 41 best movies to see tonight
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Netflix: The 54 best TV shows to watch tonight
Added: 17.10.2021 23:22 | 38 views | 0 commentsIt's all about You this week. The TV show. Not... well, you get it.
No more headaches: 7 ways to magnify your iPhone, iPad or Mac screen
No more headaches: 7 ways to magnify your iPhone, iPad or Mac screenAdded: 17.10.2021 22:30 | 38 views | 0 commentsThis zoom magnification tool on iPhone and iPad means the end of squinting to read the small print on your device.
Getting more spam text messages? How to avoid and report the latest schemes
Getting more spam text messages? How to avoid and report the latest schemesAdded: 17.10.2021 22:00 | 39 views | 0 commentsSpammers are sending fake messages on behalf of companies to steal your information. Here's what you should know.
Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse
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Succession season 3 premieres tonight: How to watch HBO's family feud
Added: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 39 views | 0 commentsHBO's razor-sharp Emmy-winning drama returns with Alexander Skarsgard and Adrien Brody. Here's everything to know about the upcoming season.
Emily Hampshire explains how her Demi Lovato interview turned into clickbait
Added: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 12 views | 0 commentsOn CNET's I'm So Obsessed podcast, Emily Hampshire from Chapelwaite on Epix shares how for Halloween she dressed as "Stevie King," a hybrid of writer Stephen King and her character Stevie from Schitt's Creek.
New trailer for The Batman reveals super-intense Robert Pattinson action
New trailer for The Batman reveals super-intense Robert Pattinson actionAdded: 18.10.2021 0:09 | 34 views | 0 commentsFrom DC Fandome: Pattinson's Batman strides from the flames of Gotham in the latest teaser for this 2022 action film.
Bitcoin price nears $63k all-time high: Here's why
Added: 18.10.2021 6:18 | 28 views | 0 commentsIt's the first time the cryptocurrency has hit $60,000 since April.
Succession season 3, episode 1 recap: The full Baskin-Robbins
Added: 18.10.2021 3:00 | 32 views | 0 commentsHBO's darkly delicious drama dives into the fallout of season 2's cliff-hanger. But who'll draw first blood as the Roys choose sides? (Spoilers!)
Windows 11: How to download Microsoft's latest OS right now with this workaround
Windows 11: How to download Microsoft's latest OS right now with this workaroundAdded: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 14 views | 0 commentsAre you still waiting on Microsoft's new OS to hit your computer? If so, Windows 11 Installation Assistant could be your shortcut.
Just bought an iPhone 13? This iOS 15 trick gives you more iCloud storage for free
Just bought an iPhone 13? This iOS 15 trick gives you more iCloud storage for freeAdded: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 15 views | 0 commentsApple's new iOS 15 feature gives your temporary iCloud space to transfer all the stuff from one iPhone to another for free.
iOS 15: You can finally FaceTime between iPhone and Android. Here's how
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Facebook disputes report its AI has little effect on hate speech
Facebook disputes report its AI has little effect on hate speechAdded: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 13 views | 0 commentsA Facebook exec says that hate speech on the platform has declined 50% in recent quarters.
MacBook Pro 2021: Every rumor we've heard ahead of tomorrow's Apple event
Added: 18.10.2021 2:18 | 14 views | 0 commentsNew MacBook Pro models with a beefed up version of Apple's M1 processor could make an appearance on Monday.
No democracy left in EU! Merkel risks inflaming new row with plea for Poland compromise
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China wins race to fire hypersonic missile amid 'defensive military developments'
Added: 18.10.2021 7:56 | 21 views | 0 commentsCHINA has alarmed the West by "winning" the race to fire the first hypersonic missile.
Justin Trudeau shamed after 8,000 people forced to live without water
Added: 18.10.2021 3:16 | 32 views | 0 commentsJUSTIN TRUDEAU'S election promise to bring an end to contaminated water in indigenous areas of Canada has been torn up after an entire town had its water supply contaminated.
Germany set to overhaul immigration system to introduce British-style points model
Added: 18.10.2021 0:17 | 33 views | 0 commentsTHE NEW German government is looking to overhaul the country's immigration system and introduce a points-based model similar to the one in Britain.
Russia's UK Ambassador defends Putin's position on gas
Russia's UK Ambassador defends Putin's position on gas - 'Not for political reasons'Added: 18.10.2021 2:02 | 26 views | 0 commentsTHE RUSSIAN Ambassador to the UK has snapped back against accusations they had withheld gas supplies for political reasons.
EU exposed as multiple border force teams caught violently clamping down on migrants
Added: 17.10.2021 20:32 | 42 views | 0 commentsTHE EUROPEAN UNION has been exposed for breaching its own human rights laws after horrendous violence towards migrants by border guards was revealed.
Squid Game on Netflix: That ending explained and your burning questions answered
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Netflix's Midnight Mass: The ending explained and all your questions answered
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'Sad' Merkel issues final warning to EU over infighting – 'I am concerned'
Added: 18.10.2021 9:13 | 16 views | 0 commentsANGELA MERKEL has said she finds it "saddening" that so many internal EU disputes are having to go through litigation.
French fishermen threaten to block Channel ports
Added: 18.10.2021 9:11 | 19 views | 0 commentsFRENCH fishermen have threatened to blockade the Channel after Brussels failed to back Emmanuel Macron's demands.
La Palma volcano LIVE: Flights GROUNDED for two days running as ash cloud risks holidays
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full list of every guest amid Queen's ‘irritation’ at lack of action
Added: 18.10.2021 8:46 | 7 views | 0 commentsCOP26 is the United Nations climate change conference which has seen almost every country on earth come together for nearly three decades. After damning personal comments from the Queen were made last week showing her aggravation at inaction from people on the topic of climate change, many are expecting the upcoming conference to be very interesting - but which countries will be attending the important event?
EU warned bloc facing two key problems to continued existence 'Can't have democracy!'
EU warned bloc facing two key problems to continued existence 'Can't have democracy!' Added: 18.10.2021 8:31 | 19 views | 0 commentsTHE European Union has been warned there are two considerable "problems" putting into question the future of the bloc.
An Alabama teen was fatally shot while in his room playing on his iPad
An Alabama teen was fatally shot while in his room playing on his iPadAdded: 18.10.2021 2:17 | 27 views | 0 commentsA 13-year-old boy was shot and killed while playing with an iPad in his bedroom in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police said.
The secret customs of the Supreme Court
Added: 18.10.2021 0:17 | 32 views | 0 commentsMuch of the US Supreme Court's business occurs in private, as the nine justices meet alone around a rectangular table in a small oak-paneled room.
Netflix's Squid Game to bring in over £650million for streaming platform
Netflix's Squid Game to bring in over £650million for streaming platformAdded: 18.10.2021 10:17 | 7 views | 0 commentsNETFLIX HIT SERIES Squid Game is expected to bring in over £650million for the streaming site, new reports suggest.
'It is work': Pete Buttigieg refutes Tucker Carlson's paternity leave comments
Added: 17.10.2021 23:17 | 40 views | 0 commentsSec. Buttigieg says it's time for the U.S. to join "pretty much every other country in the world" on paid family leave.
FIFA fears recent abuse cases in women's football are just 'tip of the iceberg'
FIFA fears recent abuse cases in women's football are just 'tip of the iceberg'Added: 18.10.2021 10:01 | 11 views | 0 commentsAfter allegations of abuse in women's football surfaced in recent weeks in the US, Venezuela and Australia, the sport's world governing body FIFA fears they could be the "tip of the iceberg."
Australian golfer makes hole-in-one just shy of 100th birthday
Added: 18.10.2021 9:59 | 9 views | 0 commentsTraditional golfing etiquette calls for waiting for the group in front of you to vacate the green before hitting your drive on a par-3 hole.
Chicago Sky defeat Phoenix Mercury for first WNBA championship win
Added: 17.10.2021 23:46 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe Chicago Sky have won their first championship, defeating the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday.
The Washington Football Team is retiring NFL star Sean Taylor's jersey after he was killed 14 years ago
The Washington Football Team is retiring NFL star Sean Taylor's jersey after he was killed 14 years agoAdded: 17.10.2021 23:12 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe Washington Football Team paid tribute Sunday to beloved football legend Sean Taylor, who was killed in 2007 while protecting his family from a home burglary.
3 dead and police officer stabbed in the neck in Fort Smith, Arkansas incident
3 dead and police officer stabbed in the neck in Fort Smith, Arkansas incidentAdded: 18.10.2021 4:17 | 29 views | 0 commentsThree people are dead and a police officer is recovering from being stabbed in the neck in an incident at a residence in Fort Smith, Arkansas, police said.
Biden admin tells Supreme Court that Gitmo detainee can provide limited testimony
Added: 18.10.2021 3:17 | 31 views | 0 commentsThe Biden administration has informed the Supreme Court that Abu Zubaydah, a former associate of Osama bin Laden who was subject to enhanced interrogation techniques in a CIA detention center and is currently held in in Guantanamo Bay, could provide limited testimony for use in a Polish investigation into the use of CIA black sites in the wake of 9/11.
Sleepy school board races are waking up to Covid and critical race theory debates
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Three dead, including suspect, after man cuts Arkansas officer's throat
Added: 17.10.2021 23:34 | 32 views | 0 commentsA woman was found stabbed to death, and an officer saw the suspect hitting his 15-year-old son in the head with a rock, police said.
'Saturday Night Live' digs into the latest NFL scandal: Jon Gruden's emails
Added: 17.10.2021 23:17 | 17 views | 0 commentsColin Kaepernick, played by Chris Redd, addressed the NFL's woes: "I wonder if anyone tried to warn people about this before."
Superman just got a new motto, DC Comics announces
Added: 17.10.2021 23:17 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe Man of Steel's motto will be "evolving" from the well-known mantra that he fights for "Truth, Justice and the American Way."
1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline, Coast Guard says
Added: 17.10.2021 23:17 | 17 views | 0 commentsIt's unclear if the incident caused an oil spill earlier this month in Southern California.
Hut Group boss dumps 'golden share' in overhaul
Added: 18.10.2021 8:37 | 19 views | 0 commentsA structure allowing the founder of the health and beauty firm to block takeovers is being removed.
China's growth slowdown suggests recovery is losing steam
Added: 18.10.2021 8:05 | 31 views | 0 commentsThe world's second largest economy expanded by less than expected in the third quarter.
Ford to make electric car parts at Halewood plant
Ford to make electric car parts at Halewood plantAdded: 18.10.2021 7:02 | 27 views | 0 commentsThe carmaking giant is investing £230m in its Halewood plant, safeguarding 500 jobs.
Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverse
Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU to work on metaverseAdded: 18.10.2021 5:44 | 21 views | 0 commentsMark Zuckerberg is a leading voice on the metaverse - a virtual reality version of the internet.
Scams: Cost of impact on well-being calculated as £9bn a year
Scams: Cost of impact on well-being calculated as £9bn a yearAdded: 18.10.2021 0:00 | 35 views | 0 commentsConsumer group Which? says costs to victims' well-being are greater than the amount stolen by fraudsters.
Buy now, pay later firm Klarna to offer 'pay now' option
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Texas' Holocaust both-sides-ing debacle is scary. Worse? It's already happening.
Added: 18.10.2021 9:30 | 10 views | 0 commentsIn the U.S., we have monuments to Nazi collaborators in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio, among other states. In Europe, it’s worse.
Bartlett leads Jamaica delegation to Dubai Expo 2020
Added: 18.10.2021 9:19 | 11 views | 0 commentsJamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has embarked on an oversees tour to boost the recovering travel sector in the Caribbean. His first port-of-call will be the United Arab Emirates.
Klarna to offer pay now option ahead of review
Added: 18.10.2021 9:29 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe firm says people should mostly "pay with the money they have", rather than take out credit.
Bank of England says it will act on inflation
Bank of England says it will act on inflationAdded: 18.10.2021 8:46 | 21 views | 0 commentsGovernor Andrew Bailey's warning is seen as his clearest hint yet that interest rates will rise.
Holland America Line welcomes princess Margriet as godmother
Added: 18.10.2021 9:32 | 11 views | 0 commentsHolland America Line has confirmed that when Rotterdam is named next spring, princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the godmother of the ship.
The Bahamas takes on new UK trade representation
Added: 18.10.2021 9:46 | 11 views | 0 commentsFinn Partners has been appointed by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation to provide public relations services for the islands in the United Kingdom.
Expo 2020 Dubai on track for nine million visitors
Added: 18.10.2021 9:27 | 11 views | 0 commentsExpo 2020 Dubai has welcomed 771,477 visits through its gates since its October 1st opening. The event is on track to welcome around nine million visitors over its six-month run time.
Focus: 8 Fantastic things to do in Houston, Texas
Added: 18.10.2021 9:23 | 11 views | 0 commentsHouston is a place to visit for breathtaking sites and heartwarming activities. So if you’re planning for a family trip to this large city or want to spend some days enjoying yourself, the city awaits. From discovering exotic animals, buying some pocket-friendly items, to eating Houston’s mouth-watering dishes, you won’t have any dull moments.
Patrick Mahomes' brother catches heat for dancing on Sean Taylor's memorial logo
Added: 18.10.2021 5:10 | 20 views | 0 commentsPatrick Mahomes’ brother was on the receiving end of some strong criticism from NFL fans after he was seen doing a TikTok dance on the Sean Taylor memorial logo that was on FedExField as the Kansas City Chiefs played the Washington Football Team on Sunday.
'Forever': Kourtney Kardashian engaged to boyfriend Travis Barker
Added: 18.10.2021 5:21 | 19 views | 0 commentsCongratulations are in order for the eldest Kardashian sister, Kourtney Kardashian! Travis Barker has popped the question to the "KUWTK" star.
Marriott signs to take Westin brand into Brazil
Marriott signs to take Westin brand into BrazilAdded: 18.10.2021 10:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsMarriott International has signed a franchise agreement with Hotéis Deville to introduce the first Westin Hotels & Resorts in São Paulo, Brazil.
Singapore Airlines to return A380 to service next month
Added: 18.10.2021 10:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsSingapore Airlines has confirmed the return of its Airbus A380 aircraft from November 19th. The superjumbo will be deployed on a daily return services between London and Singapore.
Bill Clinton back in New York after brief hospital stay in California
Bill Clinton back in New York after brief hospital stay in CaliforniaAdded: 18.10.2021 7:42 | 14 views | 0 commentsBill Clinton arrived Sunday at his home in New York to continue recovering from an infection that left him in treatment for six days at a Southern California hospital, officials said.
Suspect in arson outside New York Jewish school nabbed, police say
Suspect in arson outside New York Jewish school nabbed, police sayAdded: 18.10.2021 6:07 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe suspect seen pouring gasoline in front of a Yeshiva in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been apprehended, police told Fox News early Monday.
Watt forces fumble in overtime, Steelers edge Seahawks 23-20
Added: 18.10.2021 5:26 | 17 views | 0 commentsChris Boswell hit a 36-yard field goal with 2:50 left in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 23-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.
Gates seems to double down on claim that Biden's been wrong on top foreign policy issues for decades
Gates seems to double down on claim that Biden's been wrong on top foreign policy issues for decadesAdded: 18.10.2021 5:17 | 17 views | 0 commentsRobert Gates, the former defense secretary under President Obama, reiterated in an interview that aired Sunday night that he believes President Biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.
WNBA star Candace Parker pays tribute to Kobe, Gigi Bryant after Sky's championship
Added: 18.10.2021 5:11 | 17 views | 0 commentsChicago Sky star Candace Parker paid tribute to Kobe Bryant after she helped the team to the franchise’s first WNBA championship on Sunday.
Steelers fans seen doing the wave while Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor left game with serious injury
Steelers fans seen doing the wave while Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor left game with serious injury
Braves' Eddie Rosario delivers game-winning hit, Atlanta takes 2-0 NLCS lead
Added: 18.10.2021 5:10 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe Atlanta Braves needed heroics in the ninth inning for the second straight night and on Sunday it was Eddie Rosario who came through in the clutch in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.
Newcastle owners given stark reminder of task ahead after loss to Tottenham
Newcastle owners given stark reminder of task ahead after loss to TottenhamAdded: 18.10.2021 10:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsSource: www.earthscapeplay.comNewcastle's new owners are welcomed as saviours at St James' Park but the task on the pitch remains a huge one. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Who is Liverpool's best Premier League forward? Suarez? Fowler? Salah? Owen?
Added: 18.10.2021 9:59 | 10 views | 0 commentsAs Luis Suarez faces Liverpool in the Champions League, pick where you think he ranks among the Reds' best Premier League forwards.
What Newcastle need to do to stay in Premier League
What Newcastle need to do to stay in Premier League - Danny Murphy analysisAdded: 18.10.2021 9:58 | 10 views | 0 commentsDanny Murphy says Newcastle's defeat by Tottenham was a reminder of where they need to improve and strengthen if they are going to avoid relegation this season.
Liz Peek: Biden team off to UN climate summit as their green energy policies fuel inflation at home
Liz Peek: Biden team off to UN climate summit as their green energy policies fuel inflation at homeAdded: 18.10.2021 10:00 | 9 views | 0 commentsGood news! Pete Buttigieg will emerge from his months-long family leave in time to attend the U.N.-sponsored climate gathering. Pete will not go alone to COP26, which starts Nov. 1 in Scotland.
Whitmer’s campaign may have to return or donate millions from excess contributions, report says
Whitmer’s campaign may have to return or donate millions from excess contributions, report saysAdded: 18.10.2021 8:54 | 10 views | 0 commentsGov. Gretchen Whitmer’s reelection campaign may have to return or donate over $3 million identified as excess contributions after a lawsuit brought by the state’s Republican Party.
Comedy Is Not Dead. It's Scared of Joy-Killing Cancel Culture
Added: 18.10.2021 2:22 | 21 views | 0 commentsLast year marked the 40th anniversary of the release of "Airplane!," the comedy I wrote and directed with my brother Jerry and our friend Jim Abrahams. Just before the world shut down, Paramount held a screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, followed by a Q&A in which an audience member asked a question we never used to receive: "Could you make ‘Airplane!'
What Biden Needs to Declare Victory on Climate
Added: 18.10.2021 2:56 | 22 views | 0 commentsIn the past few years, a historic shift has occurred in American public opinion: For the first time ever, and across a variety of polling outlets, a majority of Americans say that they want to see the government take serious action on climate change. This shift has accompanied an eruption of climate-related disasters. Wildfires now paralyze the West Coast. Heat waves have killed elderly people in their homes. And record-breaking floods have destroyed farms, shut down cities, and drowned children in basements.
Manchester United: Must Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bench a star player to succeed?
Added: 18.10.2021 10:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsMatch of the Day pundits Alan Shearer and Micah Richards question whether Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must drop one of his star players to find success.
T20 World Cup: David Wiese, the cricketer who played for two nations
T20 World Cup: David Wiese, the cricketer who played for two nationsAdded: 18.10.2021 10:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsAll-rounder David Wiese is playing in his second T20 World Cup. This time, he will line up for a different country.
Democrats Are Holding a Winning Hand
Added: 18.10.2021 3:51 | 18 views | 0 commentsDemocrats need to frame this mammoth bill in a way that can explain and build support for it.
McAuliffe Misreading What Matters to Virginia Voters
McAuliffe Misreading What Matters to Virginia VotersAdded: 18.10.2021 3:46 | 17 views | 0 commentsCROSS JUNCTION, Va. - Four years ago, Virginia Democrats nominated a slow-talking, country-accented pediatrician named Ralph Northam who had been an anonymous lieutenant governor for Terry McAuliffe.
DOJ Memory Holes Andrew McCabe Wrongdoing
DOJ Memory Holes Andrew McCabe WrongdoingAdded: 18.10.2021 3:43 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.nytimes.comAndrew McCabe was the number-two man at the FBI during the years disgraced former Director James Comey was in charge. He was a critical part of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation targeting the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. He took part in the FBI's misrepresentations to a secret foreign surveillance court when it wrongly wiretapped former campaign aide Carter Page. And he was found, by the Justice Department's own inspector general, to have lied repeatedly to investigators looking into his leaks to the media during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. For that, then-Attorney... More in www.realclearpolitics.com » Fire, FBI, Investigators, President, Justice Department Tags: Hillary Clinton
Private Takeover of Election Offices Should Be Illegal
Added: 18.10.2021 3:40 | 22 views | 0 comments"The Federalist" senior editor, and author of "Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections", Mollie Hemingway revealed that President Trump said he thinks Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg should be in jail for interfering in the 2020 presidential election.
Democrats Are Now Party of the Rich
Democrats Are Now Party of the RichAdded: 18.10.2021 3:51 | 21 views | 0 commentsPresident Joe Biden's Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, stepped on a landmine when he endorsed a Harvard economist's tweet which suggested the rising cost of goods across the country is a
Biden Is Not Jimmy Carter & This Is Not the 1970s
Biden Is Not Jimmy Carter & This Is Not the 1970sAdded: 18.10.2021 3:52 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe right's facile comparisons of the two presidents miss the vastly different circumstances facing Biden and distort Carter's record.
Biden's Performance Hurting Dems' Electoral Prospects
Added: 18.10.2021 3:51 | 20 views | 0 commentsOur data indicates that the president's declining ratings - brought on by his stalled domestic agenda, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, the southern border crisis and the unchecked surge of progressivism - have demonstrably weakened Democrats.
Biden admin tells Supreme Court that Gitmo detainee can provide limited testimony
Added: 18.10.2021 3:16 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe Biden administration has informed the Supreme Court that Abu Zubaydah, a former associate of Osama bin Laden who was subject to enhanced interrogation techniques in a CIA detention center and is currently held in in Guantanamo Bay, could provide limited testimony for use in a Polish investigation into the use of CIA black sites in the wake of 9/11.
An Alabama teen was fatally shot while in his room playing on his iPad
An Alabama teen was fatally shot while in his room playing on his iPadAdded: 18.10.2021 2:16 | 20 views | 0 commentsA 13-year-old boy was shot and killed while playing with an iPad in his bedroom in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police said.
AP Top Stories
Added: 18.10.2021 1:21 | 19 views | 0 commentsHere are the top stories for Sunday, Oct. 17: Missionaries from U.S.-based group kidnapped in Haiti; Bill Clinton released from Calif. hospital; Tributes continue for slain British lawmaker; Protesters mark Beirut port blast.
The secret customs of the Supreme Court
Added: 18.10.2021 0:16 | 21 views | 0 commentsMuch of the US Supreme Court's business occurs in private, as the nine justices meet alone around a rectangular table in a small oak-paneled room.
COP26: What is the Glasgow climate conference and why is it important?
COP26: What is the Glasgow climate conference and why is it important? Added: 18.10.2021 6:16 | 19 views | 0 commentsA crucial climate change summit is being held in the UK - this is why it's important.
Dr. Anthony Fauci urges police to get vaccinated: Live COVID-19 updates
Added: 18.10.2021 10:02 | 9 views | 0 commentsPolice officers and other public safety workers have a responsibility to get vaccinated, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Latest COVID updates.
'We dodged a bullet': California oil spill could have decimated Huntington Beach. Why didn't it?
'We dodged a bullet': California oil spill could have decimated Huntington Beach. Why didn't it? Added: 18.10.2021 10:01 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe 25,000-gallon spill could have ravaged Huntington Beach, the environment and local economy. A combination of preparedness and luck came into play.
AP Top Stories October 18A
Added: 18.10.2021 9:25 | 9 views | 0 commentsHere's the latest for Monday October 18th: Authorities search for Haiti kidnapping victims; Jury selection to begin for Ahmaud Arbery suspects; VP Kamala Harris going to Nevada; Bill Clinton goes home from hospital.
'That's not why we're here': 1 killed, 7 injured in fatal shooting at Grambling State University
'That's not why we're here': 1 killed, 7 injured in fatal shooting at Grambling State UniversityAdded: 18.10.2021 4:25 | 20 views | 0 commentsTwo shootings within one week at Grambling State University have left two people dead. The university canceled classes and set a curfew in response.
3 dead and police officer stabbed in the neck in Fort Smith, Arkansas incident
3 dead and police officer stabbed in the neck in Fort Smith, Arkansas incidentAdded: 18.10.2021 4:16 | 16 views | 0 commentsThree people are dead and a police officer is recovering from being stabbed in the neck in an incident at a residence in Fort Smith, Arkansas, police said.
Today in History for October 18th
Added: 18.10.2021 3:56 | 19 views | 0 commentsHighlights of this day in history: Inventor Thomas Edison dies; Three scientists share Nobel prize for DNA work; Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York; Two U.S. athletes suspended for Mexico City Olympics protest; Rock star Chuck Berry born.
China's growth slowdown suggests recovery is losing steam
Added: 18.10.2021 8:05 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe world's second largest economy expanded by less than expected in the third quarter.
The flood that drowned American dreams
The flood that drowned American dreamsAdded: 18.10.2021 6:16 | 18 views | 0 commentsImmigrant deaths in New York's floods lay bare the 'climate apartheid' wrought by extreme weather.
'How I escaped a hidden world of gangs and exploitation'
'How I escaped a hidden world of gangs and exploitation'Added: 18.10.2021 6:16 | 18 views | 0 commentsAliyah's smile conceals a lifetime of abuse - and experts warn her experience is all too common among a forgotten group of girls.
Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim's North Korea
Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim's North KoreaAdded: 18.10.2021 6:16 | 16 views | 0 commentsA former colonel describes a leadership making cash by any means, from drug factories to illegal arms deals.
Black scientists say UK research is institutionally racist
Black scientists say UK research is institutionally racistAdded: 18.10.2021 6:16 | 20 views | 0 commentsSenior black scientists tell the BBC they believe UK science to be "institutionally racist".
Myanmar to release 5,000 prisoners held over coup
Added: 18.10.2021 9:52 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe leader of the military junta says they are being freed for humanitarian reasons.
Myanmar to release 5,000 prisoners held over coup
Added: 18.10.2021 9:52 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe leader of the military junta says they are being freed for humanitarian reasons.
Sean Wainui: Maori All Blacks player dies in New Zealand car crash
Sean Wainui: Maori All Blacks player dies in New Zealand car crashAdded: 18.10.2021 8:11 | 15 views | 0 commentsTributes are paid to Maori All Blacks centre Sean Wainui after the 25-year-old dies in a car crash in New Zealand.
Ronnie Tutt: 'Legendary' Elvis Presley drummer dies at 83
Added: 18.10.2021 9:12 | 9 views | 0 commentsTutt provided the backbeat for the King of Rock 'n' Roll's 1969 Taking Care of Business tour.
Lee Janzen Downs Miguel Angel Jimenez on 1st Playoff Hole of SAS Championship
Janzen rolled in a winning birdie putt on the 18th hole after Jimenez hit his approach over the green in the playoff and chipped to a foot. Lee Janzen, shown at the 2018 U.S. Senior Open, won the 2021 SAS Championship in a playoff. Michael Madrid-USA TODAY SportsCARY, N.C. — Lee Janzen made a 20-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Miguel Angel Jimenez on Sunday to win the PGA Tour Champions’ SAS Championship. The 57-year-old Janzen also birdied the par-4 18th in regulation in a closing 5-under 67 in the regular-season finale. He hit his approach over the green in the playoff and chipped to a foot before Janzen rolled in the winner.
Casey Martin Has Right Leg Amputated Due to Rare Circulatory Disease
Martin, the Oregon golf coach who successfully sued the PGA Tour for the right to use a cart because of a rare circulatory disease, had his right leg amputated in what he told Golf Digest was always going to be “my destiny.”Casey Martin and Tiger Woods play a practice round at the 2012 U.S. Open. Martin suffered from Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome, which restricted circulation in the lower portion of his right leg and made it virtually impossible for him to walk 18 holes. He still managed to practice and play well enough to earn a PGA Tour card for the 2000 season. Martin, a teammate of Tiger Woods on Stanford’s national championship team, has been the head golf coach at Oregon since 2006. “In many ways I exceeded what my doctors told me as a kid,” Martin told Golf Digest two weeks ago.
Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Toluca Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
Toluca meets Chivas de Guadalajara on Sunday night in an intriguing Liga MX matchup that will pit two teams in very different positions on the standings against each other. How to Watch Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Toluca Online:Game Date: Oct. 17, 2021Game Time: 8:55 p.m. ETTV: Telemundo (KVEA-DT – Los Angeles, CA)You can live stream Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Toluca on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! Chivas, on the other hand, has struggled throughout the season and currently sits 14th on the table with just 14 points in 12 matches. Even so, Chivas hasn't fared much better recently, earning just one point in its last three matches, a 0-0 draw against Club America on Sept. 25.
Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time
The 2-3 Seahawks, led by DK Metcalf, travel to Pennsylvania to play Diontae Johnson and the 2-3 Steelers on Sunday Night Football. How to Watch Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Online:Game Date: Oct. 17, 2021Game Time: 8:20 p.m. ETTV: NBCYou can live stream Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial! The Seahawks' superstar quarterback Russell Wilson went down with a hand injury last week that will require surgery. This will be a fun game to watch as both teams vie to go back to .500.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 10/17/2021
Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsThe Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) host the Seattle Seahawks (2-3) at Heinz Field on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Pittsburgh and Seattle StatsThis year, the Steelers put up 6.4 fewer points per game (18.8) than the Seahawks give up (25.2). The Steelers average 319.6 yards per game, 131.2 fewer yards than the 450.8 the Seahawks give up per matchup. Steelers Injury ReportPlayer Pos. Seahawks Injury ReportPlayer Pos.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time | 10/17/2021
Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Seattle Seahawks (2-3) visit the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) at Heinz Field on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Betting Information for Pittsburgh vs. SeattleFavorite Spread Total Steelers -5 43Pittsburgh and Seattle StatsThe Steelers average 6.4 fewer points per game (18.8) than the Seahawks allow (25.2). The Steelers average 319.6 yards per game, 131.2 fewer yards than the 450.8 the Seahawks allow per outing. The Seahawks rack up just 1.6 more points per game (24.0) than the Steelers allow (22.4). The Seahawks rack up just 10.0 fewer yards per game (351.0) than the Steelers allow (361.0).
Emmanuel Sanders Player Prop Bets for NFL Week 6 | Buffalo vs. Tennessee 10/18/2021
Sanders' Buffalo Bills (4-1) and the Tennessee Titans (3-2) hit the field in Week 6 at Nissan Stadium. Emmanuel Sanders Prop Bet OddsRec. Bills vs. Titans OddsEmmanuel Sanders Prop Bet Stats and TrendsSeason StatsSanders has added 19 receptions for 322 yards and four touchdowns. With five targets in the red zone this season, Sanders has been on the receiving end of 13.2% of his team's 38 red zone pass attempts. Note: Sanders' stats vs. Titans date back to 2016.
Derrick Henry Player Prop Bets for NFL Week 6 | Tennessee vs. Buffalo 10/18/2021
Henry's Tennessee Titans (3-2) and the Buffalo Bills (4-1) go toe-to-toe in a Week 6 matchup from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Derrick Henry Prop Bet OddsRush Yds Rush Yds Payout Rec. Titans vs. Bills OddsDerrick Henry Prop Bet Stats and TrendsSeason StatsHenry has taken 142 carries for a team-leading 640 rushing yards (128.0 yards per game) while scoring seven touchdowns. He has handled 142, or 82.6%, of his team's 172 rushing attempts this season. Henry has 400 yards on 90 carries (133.3 ypg) with four rushing touchdowns over his last three games.
Ryan Tannehill Player Prop Bets for NFL Week 6 | Tennessee vs. Buffalo 10/18/2021
Tannehill's Tennessee Titans (3-2) and the Buffalo Bills (4-1) square off in Week 6 at Nissan Stadium. Ryan Tannehill Prop Bet OddsPass Yds Pass Yds Payout Pass Tds Pass Tds Payout Rush Yds Rush Yds Payout 232.5 -115 1.5 115 16.5 -112Odds courtesy of SI Sportsbook. He's also contributed in the ground game, with 130 rushing yards (26.0 ypg) on 17 carries with one rushing touchdown. The Bills have given up five passing TDs this year (1.0 per game), ranking them second among NFL defenses. He has added 86 rushing yards on 11 carries, averaging 28.7 yards per game.
Zack Moss Player Prop Bets for NFL Week 6 | Buffalo vs. Tennessee 10/18/2021
Oct 3, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss (20) scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY SportsBefore placing any bets on Zack Moss' player prop bets for Monday's game, which starts at 8:15 PM ET on ESPN, here are some key stats and trends to know. Moss and the Buffalo Bills (4-1) hit the field against the Tennessee Titans (3-2) in Week 6 at Nissan Stadium. Zack Moss Prop Bet OddsRush Yds Rush Yds Payout Rec. Bills vs. Titans OddsZack Moss Prop Bet Stats and TrendsSeason StatsThis season Moss has rushed for 184 yards (36.8 per game) on 46 carries with three touchdowns.
Stefon Diggs Player Prop Bets for NFL Week 6 | Buffalo vs. Tennessee 10/18/2021
Diggs' Buffalo Bills (4-1) and the Tennessee Titans (3-2) hit the field in a Week 6 matchup from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Stefon Diggs Prop Bet OddsRec. Diggs (eight red zone targets) has been the recipient of 21.1% of his team's 38 red zone pass attempts. Success Rate This SeasonTimes Over Receiving Yards Prop 1 1+ Receiving TDs 1 2+ Receiving TDs 0Matchup vs. TennesseeIn his two matchups against the Titans, Diggs' 104.5 receiving yards average is 21.0 more than his over/under for Monday's game (83.5). Diggs has collected 245 receiving yards (81.7 per game), hauling in 15 balls on 26 targets in his last three games.
Week 7 Early Waiver Wire Report
In Week 7, six teams (BUF, LAC, DAL, JAC, PIT, and MIN) are on a bye week. RB Rhamondre Stevenson, New England PatriotsDamien Harris made the start on Sunday after missing practice all week with a rib issue. Hilton, Indianapolis ColtsHilton returned to action this week after missing the first five games with a neck issue. Washington threw the ball nine times to Seals-Jones in Week 5, leading to five catches for 41 yards which resulted in some attention last week on the waiver wire. His success in Week 6 (four catches for 58 yards and one score) won’t go unnoticed by fantasy owners this week.
Josh Allen Player Prop Bets for NFL Week 6 | Buffalo vs. Tennessee 10/18/2021
Allen's Buffalo Bills (4-1) and the Tennessee Titans (3-2) meet in Week 6 at Nissan Stadium. Josh Allen Prop Bet OddsPass Yds Pass Yds Payout Pass Tds Pass Tds Payout Rush Yds Rush Yds Payout 296.5 -114 2.5 150 30.5 -115Odds courtesy of SI Sportsbook. Success Rate This SeasonTimes Over Passing Yards Prop 2 Rushing Yards Prop 3 1+ Pass TDs 5 2+ Pass TDs 4 1+ Rush TDs 5Matchup vs. TennesseeIn three matchups against the Titans, Allen averaged 188 passing yards per game, 108.5 yards fewer than his over/under in Monday's game. The Titans have conceded nine passing TDs this year (1.8 per game), ranking them 19th among NFL defenses. Allen has put up 921 passing yards (307.0 ypg) on 67-of-99 with nine touchdowns against one interception over his last three games.
With Hope Waning, Who Can the Dolphins Blame?
Hope, even in small doses, is better than condemning yourself to a situation that was always going to be middling at best. If you’re the owner of the Dolphins, how do you factor last year’s 10-win season into the equation against what is happening now? Or do you blame this particular (relative when comparing Tagovailoa to Herbert) failure on factors outside of the coach’s control? He still seems like a coach who has command of a team that has followed him through some strange highs and lows. And that, regardless of the glimmers of hope, is the most damning part of where Miami finds itself right now.
New England Patriots show break-out potential in OT loss to Dallas Cowboys
We’re still, as a collective football society, getting used to the fact that the Patriots are no longer The Patriots. They are going to play a boring, guard-railed, hyper-conservative brand of football. They are going to lose games, like they did Sunday to the 5-1 Cowboys, that they would have won a few years ago. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches a play against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at Gillette Stadium. When a team is perfect and methodical, we’ll always reflexively compare them to the Patriots, which means that this is not, by definition, a Patriots team.
WNBA Finals: Kahleah Copper, Chicago Sky seal first championship over Mercury
CHICAGO — For four bruising games, Sky forward Kahleah Copper was in perpetual motion. Seconds later as the final buzzer sounded with the scoreline showing Sky 80, Mercury 74, Copper, not surprisingly, accelerated again. “When something’s not going, she has other aspects that she brings to the game,” Chicago forward Candace Parker said pregame. It’s her effort.”For much of Sunday's contest it appeared as if the Mercury were going to send the series back to Phoenix. “For every off shooting game that she has, the next game is potentially going to be an explosive game,” Sky coach James Wade said.
New York Giants: Gettleman should sell off Barkley, players before trade deadline
If the promise of Joe Judge were real, the Giants wouldn’t be losing back-to-back games by 24 and 27 points, respectively. If Barkley is cleared to play by the time the Nov. 2 trade deadline, they should get what they can, which may still amount to more than a compensatory selection. Gettleman became a symbol of antiquated football decision making, when really, he may just have suffered from a public speaking perspective. The latter of which seems to suit Gettleman better. He bet big on large, powerful players at a time when NFL defenses were vulnerably thin and undersized.
Ed Orgeron: Inside coach's swift LSU football collapse, exit
When Tom Herman chose to coach Texas and not LSU, Orgeron, originally from about 100 miles south of Baton Rouge, landed his dream job. A record-tying 14 LSU players were selected in the draft, five of them in the first round. Since the completion of that season, LSU has gone 9–8, and the program’s two long-standing pillars—a strong, feisty defense and a lethal rushing attack—have cratered. “I mean, what are you supposed to say?” The friend acknowledges that “it all went downhill from there.”A couple of weeks later, LSU players staged their march. From a statistical standpoint, it was the worst defensive year in LSU football history.
Braves-Dodgers: Atlanta walks off again on Eddie Rosario single to take 2-0 NLCS lead
For the second straight night, the Braves and Dodgers appeared destined to head into extra innings. And for the second straight night, Atlanta delivered a clutch hit when it mattered most. Eddie Rosario drove a two-out single off of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen that scored Dansby Swanson, as the Braves notched a walk-off win for the second consecutive game to take a 2-0 NLCS lead over the defending champs. The Dodgers jumped to a 2-0 lead two batters into the game thanks to a two-run homer by shortstop Corey Seager. The Braves had a 2-0 series lead over Los Angeles in last year's NLCS and eventually held a 3-1 series lead before the Dodgers rattled off three wins in a row to advance to the World Series.
MLB to pay for housing for minor leaguers in 2022
League owners have unanimously approved a plan that would have teams provide housing for all minor league players across all levels, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. "This is a historic victory for minor league baseball players," Harry Marino, the executive director of Advocates of Minor Leaguers, told ESPN. Minor league players saw weekly minimum salary increases at each level this year. "Most Minor Leaguers make less than $15,000 per year and won't receive their next paycheck until April," Marino said. MLB cut 42 minor league affiliates last year with the goal of improving conditions for minor leaguers and increase pay.
Cam Newton: Former MVP reveals he's gotten COVID-19 vaccine, still wants to play
It's been nearly seven weeks since Cam Newton was released by the Patriots just before the start of the regular season. On Sunday, the former league MVP addressed the future of his career, asserting he still aims to play in the NFL. “Hell yea, I want to still play football," Newton said in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel. Following Newton's release, Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied that the decision had anything to do with Newton's vaccination status. Newton started 15 games for the Patriots last season, missing a Week 4 matchup with the Chiefs after testing positive for COVID-19.
Rory McIlroy Wins CJ Cup in Las Vegas for 20th Career PGA Tour Victory
Rory McIlroy, 32, is the 39th player to win at least 20 times on the PGA Tour, and it’s his fifth straight PGA Tour season with at least one win. LAS VEGAS — Rory McIlroy capped off a big weekend in Las Vegas on Sunday by surging past Rickie Fowler and holding off Collin Morikawa to win the CJ Cup at Summit for his 20th PGA Tour title. McIlroy is the 39th player to win at least 20 times on the PGA Tour, and it’s his fifth straight PGA Tour season with at least one win. It was similar to his first win on the PGA Tour in 2010 at Quail Hollow. McIlroy and Fowler in the final group were tied at 22 under going to the back when Fowler made another mistake.
Eddie Rosario, Braves sneak by Dodgers to take 2–0 series lead in NLCS
ATLANTA — The Braves barely won Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday. Then, on second baseman Ozzie Albies’s single to short right field, Rosario froze briefly to make sure the ball fell in. So when Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner opened the top of the ninth by taking perhaps his best swing of the month, most everyone in navy blue began to mourn. With two outs and shortstop Dansby Swanson on second, the Dodgers brought in closer Kenley Jansen to face Rosario. The Braves barely won Game 2.
Week 6 Takeaways: Cowboys Walk It Off in Spite of Everything, Ravens on a Special Run, Cards Keep Stacking Wins
For the full Sunday roundup podcast-style, be sure to subscribe to The MMQB Podcast, in your feed every Monday morning... Or when, moments after a Trevon Diggs gave them the lead, they allowed a 75-yard touchdown to give it right back. There’s something to be said for pulling out a game like the Cowboys did in Foxboro, and especially when it pushes you to 5–1. But what’s incredible is that Baltimore has overcome the obscene rash of injuries they suffered in August and September. The Cardinals’ first touchdown in Cleveland came on a third-and-21 in which Murray extended the play until Christian Kirk came open.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City recap: When housewives met sister wives
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City (TV series) S 2 E 6 Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsIt is wild — absolutely bonkers — how many uncomfortable conversations take place in this episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. So, perhaps it's the Marks' mended relationship that's inspired Whitney and Lisa to start dating each other, and their first aerial yoga date goes great. First of all, where Lisa is a nervous laugher, Whitney is a nervous blank-starer — two very incompatible forms of awkwardness. Duy is dead serious, saying in his testimonial that "having a sister wife in our family is not uncommon in our culture." See you back here next week to see if Jennie becomes the next Housewife to (allegedly) commit a felony.
Fear the Walking Dead showrunners weigh in on Strand going full Negan
Fear the Walking Dead Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsWarning: This article contains spoilers for the season 7 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead, "The Beacon." Colman Domingo Colman Domingo on 'Fear the Walking Dead' | Credit: Lauren "Lo" Smith/AMCENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So Strand throws a dude off a roof… as one does. Fear the Walking Dead Colman Domingo on 'Fear the Walking Dead' | Credit: Lauren "Lo" Smith/AMCAndrew, you alluded this a little bit, but this isn't really a strike against anyone else. He's going to have to keep himself in check to make sure he doesn't lead to his own downfall. Fear the Walking Dead Gus Halper and Colman Domingo on 'Fear the Walking Dead' | Credit: Lauren "Lo" Smith/AMCWhat about this guy Will?
NBC shuts down production on America's Got Talent: Extreme after stuntman injured in accident
NBC has temporarily shut down production on America's Got Talent: Extreme, a spinoff of AGT, after a daredevil/escape artist was injured while rehearsing a stunt for the show on Thursday. "Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jonathan Goodwin and his family as he continues to recover from his accident on Thursday. The health and safety of our cast and crew continue to be our priority," an AGT production spokesperson said in a statement to PEOPLE. Jonathan Goodwin on America's Got Talent Jonathan Goodwin on 'America's Got Talent' | Credit: Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty ImagesA rep for NBC didn't respond to EW's request for comment on Sunday evening. America's Got Talent: Extreme was set up to showcase outrageous and jaw-dropping acts deemed too grand for a theater stage.
Andy Griffith Show star Betty Lynn dies at 95
The news was announced on Sunday by the Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, N.C.Betty Lynn, the actress best known for playing Barney Fife's (Don Knotts) girlfriend Thelma Lou on The Andy Griffith Show has died at 95. The Andy Griffith Museum, which the Surry Arts Council operates in Mount Airy, N.C., announced the news in a Facebook post on Sunday. "It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of Betty Lynn," read a post on the museum's social media page. Don Knotts and Betty Lynn Don Knotts and Betty Lynn | Credit: Frank Carrroll/GettyTanya Jones, executive director of the Surry Arts Council, released a statement about her friend Lynn on Sunday. In the run-up to her most prominent role on Andy Griffith, Lynn had parts on the big screen in 1950's Cheaper by the Dozen (again, with Webb), and the short-lived Where's Raymond?
Y: The Last Man recap: Taking a stand
Furious, Nora confronts Roxanne, who claims that it's not personal — even though it obviously is — and states that Nora simply isn't one of them. When Roxanne informed Jenna about this, Jenna shot back that Roxanne was simply jealous of the attention she was receiving. To cheer Hero up, Roxanne brings her outside to a bonfire surrounded by the rest of the group. In the aftermath of the fire, the PriceMax group is in disarray. Pleased that Roxanne has accepted the bargain she proposed, Nora puts Roxanne's PriceMax name tag in her pocket.
Melissa Joan Hart conjures up $1 million prize for charity on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
$1,039,000, so $1,040,000 for Youth Villages," Hart asked and answered as she addressed fans on Instagram on Sunday, adding, "It's so exciting." "I would like to say witchcraft was involved," Hart told the outlet. During her Instagram video on Sunday, Hart used her phone's audio search function to find out how many people have won $1 million on Wheel of Fortune. You are a good little witch," Rhea said after learning about the charity Hart selected. Hart's official win total for charity was $1,039,800.
Kardashian-Jenners react to Kourtney and Travis' engagement
If you've been on social media at all this morning, you'll definitely have seen the exciting news that Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are officially engaged. On her Instagram feed, Kourtney shared a photo of herself and the Blink-182 drummer as they kissed on the beach, surrounded by red roses and candles. As Bruno Mars' Marry You played in the background, the pair shared a cheeky snog as Kim zoomed in on Kourtney's v sparkly engagement ring. Kylie Jenner Instagram Kylie Jenner InstagramOver on the groom-to-be's side, Travis' kids also celebrated the news on socials. Alabama Barker Instagram Landon Barker InstagramAmongst the celebrations, many fans couldn't help but wonder how Kourtney's ex of 10 years, Scott Disick, had taken the news – especially after those leaked DMs.
The Best Plants for Balconies and Patios, According to Experts
It’s important to note that in most cases, your beloved plants aren’t interchangeable between the indoors and outdoors. We spoke to a total of ten experts, including landscape gardeners, plant-shop owners, and gardening writers, to find out the best outdoor plants for every kind of space, including sunny and shady spots, as well as trailing plants, border plants, and dramatic-looking options. Best overall outdoor plantBest outdoor plant for sunny spotsCorn Plant From £26 From £26 Folger recommends the corn plant (also known as a dracaena) for outdoor spaces that enjoy a spot of sunshine. This plant also featured in our look at the best plants for beginners for its ability to withstand different environments, and experts told us it can handle being outside too. As a native woodland plant, it likes to be kept moist but is still a great beginner plant.
Welcome to Plant Week
This week, we welcome you to Plant Week, which we’re devoting to all things green, leafy, and occasionally carbon-dioxide processing (we have a soft spot for a decent faux ficus). Email This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us. The Strategist UK is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Our editors update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.
Camilla Parker Bowles Pulled a 'Mean Girls' Move on Princess Diana Before Her Royal Wedding
Camilla Parker Bowles apparently went full Mean Girls on Princess Diana ahead of her royal wedding. "Camilla Parker Bowles left Diana a note saying 'Such exciting news. And, according to former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond, Diana was *very* aware of this fact early on. Charles and Camilla first connected in 1970 and dated briefly until Charles left to serve in the Royal Navy. By the time he returned Camilla was engaged to Andrew Parker Bowles, who she married in 1973.
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Are Engaged—Watch Footage of the Proposal!
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are officially engaged! Obvi she said yes and gave him a kiss, which means we (and Hulu) officially have a Kardashian wedding to look forward to. Meanwhile, Kourtney confirmed the news on her Instagram:This content is imported from Instagram. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
The Best Plant Pots, According to People With Excellent Taste
Best small plant potsUllswater Plant Pot With Saucer From £22 From £22 Photo: retailer “I saw these pots by Ruut Home on my Instagram about a year ago and have been following them ever since,” says Aliyah Allen, founder of candle brand Allen at Home. £18 at Conservatory Archives BuyTerrazzo Plant Pot £10 £10 Photo: retailer Music journalist El Hunt says she first heard of this Forest Hill–based studio when she ordered one of its at-home terrazzo plant-pot kits during lockdown. £10 at Salt Studios BuyZizi Square Concrete Planter £15 £15 Photo: retailer We also like these ceramic planters from Copper Dust. £15 at Copper Dust Buy‘Roman’ Geometric Plant Pot £15 £15 Nick Jackson, founder of Plantsmith, a company specialising in houseplant feeders, says he likes the pots and planters from Husk. £30 at Marks and Spencer BuySet of Tall Hairpin Leg Plant Pots With Stands £35 £38 now 8% off £35 Ngoni Chikwenengere, founder of the made-to-order fashion brand We Are Kin, swears by the pots at Homesense.
Marks and Spencers Cat-Proof Planter Review 2021
When we first started populating our home with potted plants, more than one met its end at the paws of our young cat, Curare. Then it occurred to me: My cat can’t knock something over if it’s too heavy to knock over. But most important, when Curare strutted around my desk, fluffy tail and butt knocking into the planter, it didn’t move at all. I’m pleased to say that the planter can stand up as well to two cats as it can to one. As for the rubber plant that sits in our M&S planter, it’s not toxic enough to be fatal, but it’s not completely benign either.
This Dramatic, Big-Leafed Floor Plant Is a Ficus Without the Hassle
We welcome you to Plant Week, which we’re devoting to all things green, leafy, and occasionally carbon-dioxide processing (we have a soft spot for a decent faux ficus). In the early days, I imagined a fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) posing just so by the fireplace. The heartbreak of losing a fiddle leaf fig is substantial, as several friends discovered after reaching out to me (too late) for plant advice. But while scouring plant emporiums and flower markets and while researching my next book The Modern Gardener, the Alocasia “Regal Shields” caught my eye. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us.
Aristotle Athari’s Angelo Makes a Wonderfully Weird Debut on SNL
overnightsI Know What You Did Last Summer Recap: I Am You Everyone assumes Alison survived and is the one stalking the group in this messy and unstable episode.
FX Cancels Y: The Last Man
FX announced that Y: The Last Man will not be getting a season two on FX on Hulu. Y: The Last Man was in development for eons, before prestige TV even existed. Clark announced Y: The Last Man’s cancellation on her Twitter, praising the show’s “gender diverse team of artists,” and giving hope that the story will continue on another platform. “[W]e know that someone else is going to be very lucky to have this team and this story,” she said. We are committed to finding Y its next home.”My statement on Y: THE LAST MAN and Season 2. pic.twitter.com/rFtb6pXu5i — Eliza Clark (@TheElizaClark) October 17, 2021
‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ Recap, Season 6 Episode 15
The Real Housewives of Potomac Lost at Sea Season 6 Episode 15 Editor’s Rating 4 stars * * * * « Previous Next Photo: BravoFor the last six seasons, the conceit of Real Housewives of Potomac has been that no matter what, the plotting and scheming of Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon were necessary evils to keep the show moving. This week, Robyn and Gizelle “sneak out” (how does one truly sneak in a medical boot?) However, instead, we are circling the drain, and Robyn’s satin hats are still taking up real estate in her mom’s garage. Surprisingly, Mia and Wendy manage to accomplish the patented Real Housewives frenemy détente. I don’t know what is in Ray’s coffee this season, but he seems comfortable on camera, and it shows.
Succession Season 3 Episode 1 Recap: ‘Secession’
Succession Secession Season 3 Episode 1 Editor’s Rating 4 stars * * * * « Previous Next Photo: HBOThe worst chess players tend to be the most aggressive, especially when they’re up against a much better player — which, of course, they invariably are. Eventually, the initial satisfaction of mauling a few of their opponents’ key pieces gives way to a quick and embarrassing loss. And it is hilariously, tragically clear from the beginning that Kendall has not thought any of this through. For the time being, Kendall does his best to act the part, which he understands mostly as seeing if his social media is fresh and spouting a bunch of colorful, buzzword-filled nonsense. Sad Sack Wasp Traps• More great Kendall-isms from the episode: “I can’t have weevils in the fucking flour sack.” “Just feed me the metadata.
‘Succession’: How J. Smith Cameron Made Gerri a Key Player
Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos by Graeme Hunter/HBO, Peter Kramer/HBO and Colin Hutton/HBOThe character: Gerri Kellman, longtime general counsel of the beleaguered and yet much-coveted media and entertainment empire Waystar Royco. As Gerri became a key player in the Roys’ power struggles in season two, the Gerri-Roman pairing took off, much to Smith-Cameron’s surprise. Photo: HBOAs she embarked on her flirtation with Roman, Gerri developed more confidence as a character and got a bit of a glow-up. Photo: HBOSuccession stays centered on the Roy family, but as Gerri sneaks closer to power, it fills out more of her personal life and preferences. While filming in Italy for the end of the upcoming season, Smith-Cameron happened to look down at her prop phone.
Bowen Yang Shines As a Proud Gay Oompa Loompa on SNL
Bowen Yang has already played so many queer icons during his short tenure on Saturday Night Live: Chen “Trade Daddy” Biao, the Iceberg Who Sank the Titanic, Fran Lebowitz. But last night’s episode saw the arrival of a new instant classic “Weekend Update” character inspired by twink Willy Wonka (a.k.a. Twonka, who went viral this week thanks to Timothée Chalamet stans), introduced by Colin Jost as a Proud Gay Oompa Loompa. “You just outed me on national television,” Yang’s Oompa Loompa tells Jost. Yang’s Oompa Loompa also shouts out IATSE at the end of the bit, and we have no doubt that Daddy Long Legs, Yang’s other scene-stealing character of the night from the “Bug Assembly” sketch, is union too.
‘You’ Recap Season 3 Episode 10: What is Love?
Can Joe kill Theo now that he just pinky-swore never to do a bad thing ever again?? Joe tells Theo that Love fooled everyone, then gets him to a hospital. Love is here for some girl talk: “Joe is cheating.” Sherry’s INSTANT response is: “Love, kill him!” Joe was abusive, Sherry rationalizes. So the wonderfully tense question becomes: How does Love plan to kill Joe? Love cannot believe that Joe was off killing for some OTHER woman while Love (thinks) she killed a TEENAGER for him.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Are Engaged
Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesRight after their tethers (Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly) splashed their twisted fairy tale love across the pages of British GQ, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker upped the ante by getting engaged. Barker even conquered his fear of flying with Kourt by his side, caught by paps boarding a private plane for Cabo in August. Barker had allegedly not flown since surviving a 2008 plane crash that killed four of six passengers. Barker was back on SNL last night, playing drums for Young Thug. Shortly thereafter, the pair must have flown to Montecito, because that’s where TMZ has video of Barker’s lavish, beachside proposal.
‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Season 2, Episode 6
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Sex, Lies and Sister Wives Season 2 Episode 6 Editor’s Rating 4 stars * * * * « Previous Next Photo: BravoSo I’m not a licensed physician or a wannabe gynecological expert or whatever a chiropractor is, but are y’all in therapy? Plus, RHOSLC is a filler episode this week? Well, the joke’s on all of us because this episode is basically the entire thing I just explained. At aerial fitness, Whitney practices her confessional one-liners, and Lisa drops an aside that she hasn’t worked out in nine years. He isn’t comfortable talking about his feelings to this day, and Jennie doesn’t want to go through more pregnancies to try and heal his trauma.
Sex Story: The Woman With a Long Distance Boyfriend
New York’s Sex Diaries series asks anonymous city dwellers to record a week in their sex lives — with comic, tragic, often sexy, and always revealing results. I know I’m hot and successful and that he knows he’s insanely lucky to be with me. I also know that I go crazy when I’m not having sex on a regular basis. It’s annoying but something I’ve come to accept. I ask him if everything is okay, and he says yes, but I can tell he’s lying.
SNL: Watch Rami Malek Demand Treats from Please Don’t Destroy
Rami Malek has been a brave little boy. Rami plays himself, chatting with the boys of Please Don’t Destroy on Thursday night of his hosting week. Malek explains that if he doesn’t get enough treats, he’s going to be on bad behavior. If you want to see Rami Malek fully inhabit the physicality of a cat that wants attention, or for Martin Herlihy to threaten an Oscar winner with gun violence, this is the sketch for you. October 16’s SNL saw Malek performing several weird lil guy performances: from a weird bug, to a weird lil dancer.
Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of October 18
This week, though, it’s okay to stand by your own priorities, even when those around you don’t fully understand. This week, let them. But this week, if you let the people you care about see your full, messy self, they’ll love you more, not less. Read the weekly horoscopes for the week of October 11. The weekly horoscopes for the week of October 25 will be online next Sunday.
Watch Desus & Mero’s Triumphant Return from Hiatus
Like a phoenix arising from the ashes, Desus Nice and the Kid Mero are back from vacation. They thought it couldn’t be done, but they did it! In their first warp-up seg from fall 2021, the Bodega Boys discussed Drake’s Degrassi past, their collaboration with City Harvest to fill free fridges across NYC, and whether J. Desus and Mero discussed the rumor that Drake allegedly threatened to quit Degrassi: The Next Generation unless they got his character out of that wheelchair. Apparently, feelings weren’t sore enough to prevent that Degrassi reunion music video.
Chloé Attains B Corp Certification
Propelled partly by the eco expertise of its creative director Gabriela Hearst, Chloé has become the first luxury fashion house in Europe to achieve B Corp status. Bellini had indicated that Chloé was seeking B Corp certification last November when he disclosed to WWD that he was retooling the brand’s business model to one that is purpose-driven, community-based and accountable, in addition to being highly creative. With this certification, Chloé joins companies like Vestiaire Collective, Patagonia, Allbirds, Eileen Fisher, Outland Denim and Toms. The B Corp community grew by 25 percent in 2020. SEE ALSO:Gabriela Hearst and Chloé Go Way BackChloé Quietly Shifts to Purpose-Driven Business ModelGabriela Hearst and Chloé: A New Purpose for Both
Dana H. Is Harrowing and Unmissable
Deirdre O’Connell in Dana H. Photo: Chad BatkaSome small productions work best in the spaces where they were built. Not so with Dana H. though, the unlikely crown jewel in this bizarre Broadway season. The theatrical arrangement of Dana H. is simple: The actor Deirdre O’Connell sits in a chair facing the audience, lip-syncing to an interview conducted with Dana Higginbotham, the playwright Lucas Hnath’s mother. As a work both of witness and theatrical construction, Dana H. raises a hundred questions about authorship, violence, voice. Dana H. is at the Lyceum Theatre.
Netflix Picks Up Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Lost Daughter’ for U.K., Germany From Entertainment One
Netflix has picked up Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut “The Lost Daughter” for additional territories, snapping up U.K., Benelux and German rights to the Venice-premiering feature. The streaming service struck the deal with Entertainment One, which had previously secured the rights for these markets from Endeavor Content. The film, which picked up the Best Screenplay award for Gyllenhaal out of Venice, was adapted from the 2006 novel by author Elena Ferrante. In his Variety review, critic Peter Debruge wrote: “Gyllenhaal assumes an unfussy, practically invisible non-style that conveys the essential … while privileging the performances.”In addition to Venice, “The Lost Daughter” has also played at the Telluride Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Festival Lumière in Lyon and BFI London Film Festival. Producers include Gyllenhaal, along with Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren for Pie Films; Charles Dorfman for Samuel Marshall Films; and Endeavor Content.
F1’s US Growth Spurs Gaming Startup GridRival’s $3M Seed Round
Benefiting from Formula One’s ascent in the U.S., GridRival recently raised a $3 million seed round to build a gaming destination exclusively for motorsports fans. GridRival hopes to attract fans of NASCAR, IndyCar and MotoGP, but its focus on F1 has given the startup a new angle into the American market. GridRival co-founder Ross Fruin doesn’t believe that those fans—new and old—are being fully served by the existing fantasy and gaming products on the market. “Most motorsports fans, if you start to dissect their interests … are usually not traditional sports fans,” Fruin said in an interview. “It was really difficult for us to raise money two, three years ago when there wasn’t as much attention on motorsports,” Fruin said.
IATSE and AMPTP Reach a Deal, Which Members May Still Reject
Photo: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesThe International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees reached a tentative deal for a three-year agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. AMPTP represents studios like Disney, Universal, and Paramount, and if a contract deal had not been reached by Monday, 60,000 IATSE members would have gone on strike. And although that strike was averted, many IATSE members are still not happy. On social media, many IATSE members have been expressing dismay at what few gains were won after such a display of collective willpower. According to IATSE, 90 percent of their members voted in the strike authorization, with 98 percent voting “Yes.” The Instagram account ia_stories temporarily shut off comments as members expressed dissatisfaction with the deal.
‘Succession’ Season 3 Premiere Recap: Battle of the Bastards
A review of the Succession Season Three premiere, “Secession,” coming up just as soon as a Pope follows me on Twitter…Midway through “Secession,” Kendall’s girlfriend Naomi Pierce jokes on the phone that he may be the best man in the world. We know enough about Kendall Roy after two seasons to know how wrong he is about virtually all of that. This is most palpable in the excruciatingly awkward phone conversation Roman and Logan have late in the episode. Roman feels he has earned the job — has been the good son that everyone treats as the bad son — but is ultimately too cowardly to seize it. But even before that call, you can see Roman, Shiv, and the others all waffling about what to do, and why.
‘Succession’ Season 3, Episode 1 Review: ‘Secession’ — Spoilers
Telling phone calls, misplaced mercy, and at least one brilliant woman play major roles in the fiery first episode of "Succession's" latest season. [Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Succession” Season 3, Episode 1, “Secession.”]The Roy family has returned, and already they’re taking up chunks of premium real estate. Costly decisions pile up faster than their fuel bills, starting with Kendall, the de facto “loser” of this week’s episode. By the end of the episode, Kendall only has who he started with: Greg (Nicholas Braun). Shiv Show at the Fuck Factory– Is losing the CEO job for a second time enough to push Shiv to Kendall’s side?
AP Top Stories October 18A
AP Top Stories October 18AHere's the latest for Monday October 18th: Authorities search for Haiti kidnapping victims; Jury selection to begin for Ahmaud Arbery suspects; VP Kamala Harris going to Nevada; Bill Clinton goes home from hospital.
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Biden caught violating DC mask mandate at Georgetown restaurant
Here's what you need to know as you start your day …Bidens caught violating DC mask mandate at posh Georgetown restaurantPresident Biden and first lady Jill Biden were caught violating Washington, D.C.'s indoor mask mandate by walking through a high-end Georgetown restaurant without masks on Saturday. Washington, D.C.'s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser reinstated an indoor mask mandate in July amid the surge of the delta variant. The Bidens also violated Fiola Mare's mask policy, which mirrors the city's. "Per CDC guidance and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s executive order, all individuals over age 2 are required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Power doesn't cede itself, and unless we can figure out a better way to balance out that power … we'll be vulnerable."
China's economy could slow down further in the fourth quarter, says economist
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailChina's economy could slow down further in the fourth quarter, says economistDan Wang of Hang Seng Bank (China) says China's GDP growth is expected to be "very weak" in 2022 as the economy gets weighed down by the property market and further power shortage.
Whitmer’s campaign may have to return or donate millions from excess contributions, report says
Gretchen Whitmer’s reelection campaign may have to return or donate over $3 million identified as excess contributions after a lawsuit brought by the state’s Republican Party. The paper called the exemption a "decades-old state policy" that essentially allows unlimited contributions due to the possibility of a recall. Whitmer’s campaign has benefited from six-figure donations from several donors, the Detroit Free Press reported. Republicans have said people never "actively" sought to recall Whitmer because the longshot efforts fell way short of the necessary voter signatures. GET THE FOX NEWS APPSimon Schuster, the executive director of Michigan Campaign Finance Network, told the paper that the Detroit News that funds could still be used to help Whitmer’s campaign if they are injected into some kind of political organization.
If we don't invest in renewables in the next 5-10 years, it will be too late: ReNew Power
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailIf we don't invest in renewables in the next 5-10 years, it will be too late: ReNew PowerSumant Sinha of ReNew Power explains how the merits of renewable energy and the need for energy independence have become more apparent amid the energy crisis, which was enabled by long supply chains linking countries together.
How two college friends got Serena Williams and Usain Bolt to back their business
Alex Rose and Sam Browne were quick off the mark to attract investment from tennis star Serena Williams and Olympic champion Usain Bolt for their sports booking platform Let's Do This. Y Combinator has been the launching pad for big-name technology companies like Airbnb and Reddit. Williams and Bolt also invested in the seed funding round. Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, who is married to tennis legend Williams, got in touch with the founders during the Y Combinator program. So Rose and Browne then asked for an introduction to Williams, who had launched her own VC firm, Serena Ventures, in 2014.
Markets are fearing a bumpy transition in China's economy, expert says
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailMarkets are fearing a bumpy transition in China's economy, expert saysICBC Standard Chief China Economist Jinny Jan discusses Chinese third-quarter GDP and the impact of power shortages and supply bottlenecks on growth.
10-year Treasury yield back above 1.6% to start the week
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose by 3 basis points to 1.609% at 4:30 a.m. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond climbed less than a basis point to 2.058%. Yields move inversely to prices and 1 basis point is equal to 0.01%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbed back above the 1.6% mark to start the trading week. Auctions are scheduled to be held on Monday for $48 billion of 13-week bills and $45 billion of 26-week bills.
Financial engineering to come in German coalition deal, OMFIF says
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailFinancial engineering to come in German coalition deal, OMFIF saysOMFIF Chairman David Marsh discusses his expectations for the German coalition talks between the SPD, Greens and FDP, with budget discipline as a key sticking point.
Global allocation to China's markets is still at a 'very early stage,' says HKEX
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailGlobal allocation to China's markets is still at a 'very early stage,' says HKEXWilfred Yiu of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing expresses confidence that the MSCI China A 50 Connect Index futures contract that launched Monday will "draw on a lot of liquidity and interest" from investors globally.
Mongolia has concerns about Rio Tinto's management of a major copper mine, official says
Mongolia is concerned about Rio Tinto's management of the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in the Gobi desert in the southern part of the country, a government official told CNBC. Once the underground expansions are completed, Oyu Tolgoi is expected produce more than 500,000 tonnes of copper per year. However, last December, Rio Tinto pushed the timeline back and said "sustainable production" was expected to commence in October 2022. On Friday, Rio Tinto again delayed that forecast and said sustainable production will happen "no earlier than January 2023." While Rio Tinto blamed the delays and rising costs on challenging ground conditions, an independent review this year contradicted that explanation.
Gas crisis, labor shortages and supply chain chaos: Post-Brexit Britain faces a difficult winter
A perfect storm of labor shortages, skyrocketing natural gas prices and global supply chain constraints have put the country in prime position for a difficult winter. Britain has an estimated shortage of 100,000 truck drivers, which haulage organizations have largely attributed to a post-Brexit exodus of EU nationals. Other sectors have also warned of deepening labor shortages that are expected to damage the availability and price of goods in the runup to Christmas. "In the meantime, the reality is we're going to have labor shortages unless the visa rules change." Charalambos Pissouros, head of research at JFD Group, said he believed panic buying and supply shortages in the U.K. might also impact spending power by damaging sterling's value.
Texas' Holocaust both-sides-ing debacle is scary. Worse? It's already happening.
Unfortunately, we don’t have to wonder about the chilling ramifications of both-sides-ing the Holocaust — it’s already happening. In the U.S., we have monuments to Nazi collaborators in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio, among other states. Parades honoring Holocaust perpetrators are held in European capitals, where veterans of Nazi divisions that exterminated Jews and Roma are feted as heroes. Most often, the governments and far-right groups whitewashing Nazi collaborators claim their “heroes” weren’t fighting alongside Hitler but rather against the Soviet Union. Even more perversely, these Holocaust perpetrators, many of whom were defeated by the Red Army, are often cast as victims of the USSR.
China's economic growth slows amid power and property troubles
"The domestic economic recovery is still unstable and uneven," National Bureau of Statistics spokesperson Fu Linghui said at a briefing in Beijing on Monday. But the recovery has lost steam from the blistering 18.3 percent growth clocked in the first quarter of this year. The weak numbers sent the yuan and most Asian stock markets lower amid broader investor concerns about the world economic recovery. "At present, China's fiscal strength is continuously increasing, and there is still relatively big room for monetary policy," said the NBS's Fu. Still, the central bank is expected to remain cautious about monetary easing because of worries about high debt and property risks.
Valneva jumps on positive results for COVID-19 vaccine candidate
The logo of Valneva SE is pictured at the company's headquarters in Saint-Herblain, near Nantes, France, September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane MaheSummary Shares jump by more than 30%Positive Phase III results for VLA2001Britain cancelled deal with Valneva in SeptPARIS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Valneva (VLS.PA) reported positive Phase III results on Monday for its inactivated, adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate VLA2001, lifting its shares in a boost for the French biotech company after Britain cancelled a big deal to buy its shot. Valneva said its latest trial, on 4,012 participants aged 18 and older across 26 trial sites in Britain, showed the vaccine prompted a stronger immune response and fewer side-effects than AstraZeneca's shot. Its shares plunged last month after Britain scrapped a contract for about 100 million doses of the vaccine Valneva was developing, partly over concerns about when it would win approval. read moreValneva has been expanding the trials of its VLA2001 COVID-19 vaccine candidate, and remains in talks with the European Commission over a potential contract.
NFL roundup: Cowboys escape with OT win over Patriots
Damien Harris rushed 18 times for 101 yards and a touchdown and Kendrick Bourne led the Patriots with 75 receiving yards. Cardinals 37, Browns 14Kyler Murray threw four touchdown passes and Arizona remained the lone unbeaten team in the NFL by rolling past host Cleveland. However, unlike the Chargers, Baltimore established the running game, finishing with 187 rushing yards against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. Henderson had 78 yards rushing on 21 carries and added a rushing touchdown, and Kupp finished with nine receptions for 130 yards. Bengals 34, Lions 11Joe Burrow tossed three touchdown passes to lift visiting Cincinnati to a convincing victory over winless Detroit.
Foxconn bullish on electric vehicle prospects as it shows off three prototypes
A Foxtron Model C electric vehicle (EV) is seen unveiled at a Foxconn event in Taipei, Taiwan October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian HamacherTAIPEI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn (2317.TW) unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and other tech firms. The vehicles - an SUV, a sedan and a bus - were made by Foxtron, a venture between Foxconn and Taiwanese car maker Yulon Motor Co Ltd (2201.TW). "So far Foxconn has made a pretty good progress," said Daiwa Capital Markets tech analyst Kylie Huang. Industry watchers are closely watching for clues of which firms might build Apple's electric car.
Explainer: China joins heated race for new missiles, vies with U.S., Russia
REUTERS/Aly SongSEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - China reportedly tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle from an near-orbital trajectory in August, amid an intensifying race for the next generation of long-range weapons that are harder to detect and intercept. The United States and Russia have conducted tests of hypersonic weapons in recent months, and North Korea said last month it had tested a newly developed hypersonic missile. This is slower than an intercontinental ballistic missile, but the shape of a hypersonic glide vehicle allows it to manoeuvre toward a target or away from defences. Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), by contrast, carry nuclear warheads on ballistic trajectories that travel into space but never reach orbit. Some experts cautioned against hype surrounding missiles such as the one China tested in August.
AP Top 25 Reality Check: Blue bloods chasing No. 2 Bearcats
Ranked: Little high. Ranked: Little low. Ranked: Little high. Reality check: Ranked, favored against Clemson and with a potential Heisman contender in QB Kenny Pickett. Ranked: Little low.
‘His Street Cred Went Up’: The Unintended Consequences of Outing the GOP Lawmakers at Jan. 6
“His street cred went up,” said Jay Costa, the Democratic minority leader in the Pennsylvania state Senate. “I'm only telling you what my Republican colleagues tell me: that he’s texting Trump, ‘Corman said this, Corman did that,’” he said of the Republican leader. In June, Trump blasted out one of his email statements: “The Pennsylvania Senate needs to act. In the months since Jan. 6, Mastriano has succeeded in making the state party look more like him, not less. The Republican Senate leader eventually did remove Mastriano from the audit investigation, stripping him of his committee chairmanship.
Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy Says He Wouldn't Vote For Trump In 2024
said Sunday he would not vote for Donald Trump if he ran for president again in 2024. Advertisement“President Trump is the first president ? in the Republican side at least ? to lose the House, the Senate and the presidency in four years. AdvertisementIt’s not the first time the Louisiana Republican has been among a small minority in his party to break from Trump. He was one of seven GOP senators to vote to convict Trump at the January impeachment trial. And when there was a pattern of behavior that culminated as it did on January the 6th — and we’ve had revelations since — that just led me to that decision.”He was censured by the Louisiana Republican party for doing so.
Pod Point to Hold GBP120 Mln IPO in London
By Joe HoppeU.K. electric-vehicle-charger provider Pod Point said Monday that it intends to hold an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange next month, in which it expects to raise 120 million pounds ($165.0 million). The company, which is majority owned by Electricite de France SA, said there will also be a targeted offering to institutional investors by Legal & General Capital Investments Ltd. and certain employees.
German Reinsurers Eye Higher Prices After Flood-Hit Year
German reinsurers said Monday that they expect higher prices in Europe in January renewals as the industry handles major natural-catastrophe losses and higher inflation. Muenchener Rueckversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG and Hannover Rueck SE's local subsidiary E+S Rueckversicherung AG said disastrous flooding in Germany, alongside losses due to the pandemic and rising inflation, will result in higher prices for primary insurance and reinsurance. "Rising prices for various assets and the latest major losses make considerably higher reinsurance rates in Europe likely," Doris Hoepke, member of Munich Re's management board, told the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Meeting. Higher inflation, which topped 3% in the eurozone in September, and increased incidents of cyberattacks will also lead to higher claims costs, the companies said. Hannover Re also cited low interest rates and price rises in the construction industry that will lead to rises in reinsurance prices.
LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to get a psych exam before her lawsuit goes to trial
LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to get a psych exam before her lawsuit goes to trialEnlarge this image toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Alex Brandon/APLos Angeles County is demanding a judge force Vanessa Bryant and others to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before a lawsuit they filed against county officials goes to trial. NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in California in January 2020. The lawsuit is over those alleged leaked images of the crash that were reportedly shared by emergency responders. Families of the crash victims filed the lawsuit in September 2020 and are requesting undisclosed damages. In a motion filed in federal court on Friday, attorneys for LA County say Vanessa Bryant and other plaintiffs should be compelled to undergo an independent psychiatric examination.
Bioventix FY 2021 Pretax Profit Fell Slightly
By Xavier FontdegloriaBioventix PLC on Monday reported a fall in pretax profit for fiscal 2021 on currency woes, but said the business should revert to an established trajectory once the Covid-19 pandemic ebbs. The U.K. supplier of antibodies for clinical diagnostics posted a pretax profit of 8.1 million pounds ($11.1 million) for the year ended June 30, down slightly from GBP8.2 million a year earlier. The bottomline took a hit from foreign-exchange movements and an increase charge in respect of share options issued in previous years, the company said. Revenue rose to GBP10.9 million from GBP10.3 million in fiscal 2020. The board has declared a dividend of 105 pence a share for the year, and a special dividend of 38 pence a share.
Valneva Shares Jump On Positive Results for Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate
Valneva SE shares jumped on Monday after the French biotech company reported positive Phase 3 results for its inactivated, adjuvanted Covid-19 vaccine candidate. VLA2001 is currently the only whole-virus, inactivated, adjuvanted vaccine candidate against Covid-19 in clinical trials in Europe. "We are committed to bringing our differentiated vaccine candidate to licensure as quickly as possible and continue to believe that we will be able to make an important contribution to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic," said Chief Executive Officer Thomas Lingelbach. Valneva said it started rolling submissions for initial approval with the U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and is preparing to start rolling submissions for conditional approval with the European Medicines Agency. Last month, the U.K. government terminated its Covid-19 vaccine contract with the company due to an alleged breach in obligations.
Philips 3Q Sales Missed Market Views, Lowers FY Guidance -- 2nd Update
By Sabela OjeaKoninklijke Philips NV reported on Monday a rise in net profit for the third quarter but sales declined and it lowered its full-year growth and margin guidance. The Dutch medical-technology group said its results were hit by supply-chain issues, which led to longer lead times to convert its strong order book to revenue during the period. It expects the problems to continue in the fourth quarter.
Future Metals to Float in London on Thursday
By Jaime Llinares TaboadaFuture Metals NL said Monday that it expects to float in London on Thursday. The platinum group metals miner, which has a market capitalization of 68 million Australian dollars ($50.5 million) on the ASX, doesn't intend to raise any capital at the initial public offering.
Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes gets picked by Kendall Fuller
Lions Wire"Now, I will say this—I feel like needs to step up more than he has. And I think he needs to help us just like everybody else." - Dan Campbell on Goff
Patrick Mahomes' brother apologizes after filming TikTok on Sean Taylor's number in Washington
Patrick Mahomes’ younger brother, Jackson, apologized on Sunday night after he filmed a TikTok on top of former Washington Football Team defensive back Sean Taylor's number on the sideline at FedEx Field before their game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Washington retired Taylor’s number on Sunday. “I want to sincerely apologize for accidentally being on the Sean Taylor #21 at FedEx Field,” Jackson wrote on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/Hw8b2RBVWX — Reese Waters (@reesewaters) October 18, 2021The Washington Football Team retired Taylor’s number on Sunday, something some thought was done on extremely short notice. Taylor’s jersey is just the third that the Washington Football Team has retired, joining Sammy Baugh and Bobby Mitchell.
Scholium Chairman to Retire in November; David Harland Named Successor
By Joe HoppeScholium Group PLC said Monday that Chairman Jasper Allen will retire from the company on Nov. 8, and David Harland has been appointed as successor. The U.K. retailer of antiquarian books and collectible items said Mr. Harland is currently chairman of One PLM Ltd, a CAD/CAM software business part-owned by BGF Group PLC, and was until 2017 a partner of Lyceum Capital Partners.
Nokia Gets 5G Deal From T-2 in Slovenia
By Dominic ChoppingNokia Corp. said Monday that it has been selected by Slovenian telecommunications company T-2 to supply 5G equipment in a five-year deal. Nokia said that as sole supplier it will upgrade existing infrastructure to deliver ultra-fast, low-latency, and high-capacity 5G connectivity.
'Squid Game' documents may show how Netflix rates the success of its content
Netflix has always closely guarded the exact streaming metrics that may reveal why programs are considered a success... or cancelled. That black box cracked open a bit with documents obtained by Bloomberg detailing the company's scores for "impact value" and "efficiency." An example of that is Squid Game, which generated $891.1 million in impact value on a budget of just $21.4 million for an efficiency of 41.7X, according to Bloomberg's latest report. Other figures showed that around 132 million people watched at least two minutes of Squid Game in the first 23 days, beating a record set by Bridgerton. An attorney representing Netflix told Bloomberg that it would not be appropriate to disclose confidential data contained in documents it reviewed.
Patrick Mahomes' Brother Jackson Apologizes After Dancing on Late Washington Player's Tribute Logo
Patrick Mahomes' younger brother is offering an explanation after a social media moment was met with backlash. Social media users had voiced criticism after it appeared that Jackson had been dancing on an on-field logo paying tribute to late Washington player Sean Taylor. "I want to sincerely apologize for accidentally being on the Sean Taylor #21 at FedEx Field," Jackson, 21, wrote. YouTube's Biggest ScandalsDuring a pregame ceremony before the matchup won by the Chiefs, Washington retired Sean's number, making him one of only three players in franchise history to earn the tribute. Jackson Mahomes/InstagramPatrick's fiancée Brittany Matthews, who is close friends with Jackson, appeared to support him by retweeting his apology message.
Valneva shares jump 30% after saying vaccine candidate outperformed AstraZeneca's
Valneva VLA, +32.25% shares jumped 30% in Paris trading after saying its coronavirus vaccine candidate outperformed AstraZeneca's AZN, -0.58% in a Phase 3 study, which met both its co-primary endpoints. Valneva said its vaccine had a neutralizing antibody seroconversion rate above 95% and that it had a better tolerability profile.
Celtics reportedly waive Jabari Parker; could a big be on their list of targets?
The Boston Celtics are reportedly waiving for No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker according to the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. The Celtics are waiving forward Jabari Parker, according to a league source. WATCH: Boston's Romeo Langford gets 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Heat WATCH: The regular season is almost here, but are the Boston Celtics ready? Celtics reportedly waive Ryan Arcidiacono, Juwan Morgan; sign Chris Clemons to exhibit-10 dealList
Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy Says He Wouldn't Vote For Trump In 2024
said Sunday he would not vote for Donald Trump if he ran for president again in 2024. “President Trump is the first president ? in the Republican side at least ? to lose the House, the Senate and the presidency in four years. It’s not the first time the Louisiana Republican has been among a small minority in his party to break from Trump. He was one of seven GOP senators to vote to convict Trump at the January impeachment trial. And when there was a pattern of behavior that culminated as it did on January the 6th — and we’ve had revelations since — that just led me to that decision.”He was censured by the Louisiana Republican party for doing so.
Foxconn bullish on electric vehicle prospects as it shows off three prototypes
By Yimou LeeTAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan's Foxconn unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc and other tech firms. "So far Foxconn has made a pretty good progress," said Daiwa Capital Markets tech analyst Kylie Huang. This month it bought a factory from U.S. startup Lordstown Motors Corp to make electric cars. Industry watchers are closely watching for clues of which firms might build Apple's electric car. While sources have previously said that the tech giant wants to launch a car by 2024, Apple has not disclosed specific plans.
Adrien Brody Felt 'So Stupid' After Rejecting What Turned Into An Iconic Series
Actor Adrien Brody told GQ that he was almost in the “Lord of the Rings” franchise, but rejected the part because he “didn’t grasp it.”He regretted it when he went to see the first film with an ex-girlfriend. “She turned to me and she said, ‘You passed on ‘Lord of the Rings?’” he said, laughing. “I remember feeling so stupid.”He said he didn’t recall what part director Peter Jackson had in mind for him, but recalled that it “was some Hobbit-like character.”Brody, however, wasn’t interested. “My face was immortalized on a McDonald’s soda cup,” he said. “When does that happen for anyone?”See more in his GQ video:This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
Apple’s iPhone Partner Foxconn Unveils First Electric Vehicles
(Bloomberg) -- Foxconn Technology Group unveiled its first electric vehicles, a milestone that could boost the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer’s credentials as a serious bidder for Apple Inc.’s secretive automotive project. Foxconn is the largest assembler of iPhones, giving it an edge as a potential carmaker partner for Apple as the U.S. company weighs expanding into vehicles. Yulon’s electric sedan built by Foxconn is set to retail for less than NT$1 million ($35,700,) Liu said. Foxconn also displayed its electric bus, which will be delivered to a local transportation provider next year. Story continuesThe Apple car would be the ultimate prize for every aspiring EV manufacturer.
RPT-UPDATE 1-Foxconn bullish on electric vehicle prospects as it shows off three prototypes
"So far Foxconn has made a pretty good progress," said Daiwa Capital Markets tech analyst Kylie Huang. This month it bought a factory from U.S. startup Lordstown Motors Corp to make electric cars. Industry watchers are closely watching for clues of which firms might build Apple's electric car. While sources have previously said that the tech giant wants to launch a car by 2024, Apple has not disclosed specific plans. ($1 = 27.9880 Taiwan dollars) (Reporting by Yimou Lee; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)
UK emerges as Europe's top crypto hub with $170bn of deals
Global cryptocurrency adoption rose around the world, growing by over 2300% since the third quarter of 2019 and over 881% in the last year. Photo: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThe UK has become the leading country in Europe for cryptocurrency transactions, with $170bn (£123bn) worth of deals. The region also became the biggest crypto trading partner for every other area, sending at least 25% of all value received by other regions, including 34% of value received by North America. The three metrics are on-chain cryptocurrency value received, on-chain retail value received, and peer-to-peer exchange trade volume. The United Kingdom ranked first in Europe's cryptocurrency value received by country.
China hopes to work closer with U.S. firms in NEVs, biopharma -industry minister
China hopes to work closer with U.S. firms in NEVs, biopharma -industry minister FILE PHOTO: U.S. and Chinese flags outside the PentagonSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China hopes U.S. firms will strengthen their cooperation with Chinese companies in the areas of new energy vehicles, biopharma and next-generation information and communication technology, the country's industry minister said on Monday. Xiao Yaqing, China's Minister of Industry and Information Technology, made the comments at a video conference meeting with the chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council, according to a statement posted on the ministry's official WeChat account. Xiao also said that U.S. and Chinese firms were interdependent in the global industrial chain and that China welcomes U.S. companies to expand their investment in China, the statement said. (Reporting by Brenda Goh and Roxanne Liu; Editing by Catherine Evans)
Saks Fifth Avenue e-commerce unit aims for IPO at $6 billion valuation - WSJ
FILE PHOTO: A Saks Fifth Avenue is pictured during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York City(Reuters) -The e-commerce business of luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue is preparing for an initial public (IPO) offering and targeting a $6 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing sources. The company is interviewing potential underwriters this week for an IPO that could take place in the first half of next year, according to the report. Saks said it does not comment on rumors or speculation in a statement to Reuters. Earlier this year, Hudson's Bay Co (HBC), the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, launched the luxury department store's e-commerce segment as a separate business following investment from U.S. private equity firm Insight Partners in the online business. The deal valued the Saks e-commerce business, called Saks, at $2 billion, HBC said.
European stocks head lower following China GDP miss
Photo: Kin Cheung/APEuropean markets headed lower on Monday morning in London, compounding jitters following GDP data in China that missed expectations. US stock futures traded lower following the bump. Dow futures (YM=F) were also 0.2% lower and the Nasdaq (NQ=F) was on course to open 0.4% lower. Eyes are on key data coming out of China, including GDP, fixed asset investment for September, retail sales, industrial production and jobs. "The National Bureau of Statistics press conference after will be worth following for signals on the path forward for China’s economy for the rest for the year and into 2022."
Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ dies at 95
Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best-known for her role as Barney Fife’s sweetheart, Thelma Lou, on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, N.C., announced in a statement. Lynn appeared as Thelma Lou on the show from 1961 until 1966. She reprised her role in the made-for-TV movie “Return to Mayberry,” in which Thelma Lou and Barney got married. Her career spanned decades, but fans came to know her best for her role on “The Andy Griffith Show.”In her later years, Lynn participated in reunions with fellow cast members and various Mayberry-themed festivals.
Stock futures edge down to start the week
U.S. stock futures slipped ahead of industrial production figures and another volley of corporate earnings reports. S&P 500 futures fell 0.3% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures slipped 0.2%. In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 lost 0.3% in morning trade. Other stock indexes in Europe were mixed as the U.K.’s FTSE 250 was broadly flat, whereas France’s CAC 40 was lower 0.7% and Germany’s DAX shed 0.3%. TESLA EARNINGS, HOUSING DATA AND APPLE'S EVENT TOP WEEK AHEADGerman 10-year bund yields gained to minus 0.142% and the yield on U.K. 10-year gilts strengthened to 1.129%.
China's economy stumbles on power crunch, property woes
China's economy had staged an impressive rebound from last year's pandemic slump thanks to effective virus containment and hot overseas demand for the country's manufactured goods. Global worries about a possible spillover of credit risk from China's property sector into the wider economy have also intensified as major developer China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) wrestles with more than $300 billion of debt. Aluminum output declined for the fifth consecutive month and daily crude steel output hit the lowest level since 2018. On Sunday, People's Bank of China governor Yi Gang said the economy is expected to grow 8% this year. Still, the central bank is expected to remain cautious about monetary easing due to worries about high debt and property risks.
Where to go for tricks, treats, and everything in between as Halloween approaches
The streets were packed on Halloween in Salem on Oct. 31, 2018. Now that Dr. Anthony Fauci has given parents the green light to trick-or-treat with their kids this Oct. 31, it seems Halloween may be nearing pre-pandemic levels of fright. Thursdays to Mondays, Through Oct. 30, 7:15-8 p.m and 8:15-9 p.m. $20 adults, $13 for children ages 7-13, children under 7 free. 7 Lynde St., Salem. 184 Essex St., Salem.
Jury selection set to begin in trial of 3 men charged with Ahmaud Arbery’s murder
Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan are charged with murder and other crimes in Arbery’s death Feb. 23, 2020, just outside the port city of Brunswick, Ga.Jury selection could last two weeks or more. Arbery’s father said he was praying for an impartial panel and a fair trial, declaring that Black crime victims too often have been denied justice. Bryan joined the pursuit in his own truck and took the now-infamous cellphone video of Travis McMichael shooting Arbery three times at close range with a shotgun. He said Travis McMichael fired his gun in self-defense after Arbery attacked him, punching and trying to grab the weapon. Once a jury is seated, the trial itself could take more than two weeks, Adams said.
Miss Manners: Should I pretend I never saw this insulting email?
DEAR MISS MANNERS: A friend forwarded to me, I believe in error, an email message written by a mutual acquaintance that was rather disparaging toward me personally. Related Articles Miss Manners: What if everyone gets cake but you want sorbet? Miss Manners: If I tell her where the money’s from, she might not take itMiss Manners: What does the boss mean, that I’m ‘too quiet’? Trust Miss Manners that it will be all the more upsetting if he does not know how you plan to react. You should probably let it pass, but Miss Manners would understand if you could not resist saying, in the tone one might use with a pouting child, “Now, now, I’m sure you have talents of your own.”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.
How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen and insulin, which can keep breast cancer at bay and keep your immune system healthier. Women who increase their physical activity after menopause may also have a lower risk of breast cancer than women who do not, according to the National Cancer Institute. Move the right amountThere’s no exact number of hours of exercise that you can get that will prevent breast cancer or lower your risk entirely. Have fun along the way, and enjoy the benefits of a lower risk of breast cancer along with a myriad of other satisfactions.
‘It seems like it lasts all nine innings.’ Fans at Fenway Park have really been into it, and the Red Sox have taken notice
The volume dial at Fenway Park is twisted all the way up this postseason. right in your ears — it’s electrifying,” Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo said. Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole heard it from Fenway fans as he left the AL Wild Card Game. By the time the Red Sox locked up home field for the AL Wild Card Game, it reached a peak that hasn’t subsided. AdvertisementIf Nick Pivetta is pumped and jacked walking off the field after an inning-ending strikeout, the Red Sox want to keep that energy alive until the next Red Sox hitter steps into the batter’s box.
Dear Abby: I admit I behaved badly, but how can I fix things if he won’t let me?
DEAR ABBY: I’m concerned because there is tension in my family and I don’t know how to resolve it. LOST IN CALIFORNIARelated Articles Dear Abby: My husband’s ‘protest’ makes me embarrassed to be seen with himDear Abby: How do I get us out of having to ‘proclaim our faith’? DEAR ABBY: A friend brought a birthday cake to the restaurant where we were all meeting, and served it after the meal. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O.
How Eric Church dreamt of returning to Country Thunder and why it was worth the wait
But more so, just how country music defines and unites us, and how we use it as a common tongue. Throughout the weekend, Church’s headlining set hung around the grounds like a generally positive omen. In trying to really explain just what it was that made Church’s set so vital, there was a sign of sorts from the heavens. Church's set brought together the weekend under the banner of everyone trying their hardest to make life feel more bright and brilliant again. Eric Church brought Country Thunder 2021 together, and oh what a joyous union it proved to be.
AP Top 25 Reality Check: Blue bloods chasing No. 2 Bearcats
Ranked: Little high. Ranked: Little low. Ranked: Little high. Reality check: Ranked, favored against Clemson and with a potential Heisman contender in QB Kenny Pickett. Ranked: Little low.
Ask Amy: I never meant for us to be more than friends. So why do I feel dumped?
About six weeks ago, another adult classmate of mine started pursuing a friendship with me (he has a wife and children). Amy, I feel like I just got dumped and that really stinks because I’ve been very careful to monitor my friendship with him and not ever push it because I didn’t want him getting the wrong idea. It just hurts, because I don’t make friends easily, and I don’t know how to fix this. – Right MindedDear Right Minded: You might be right-minded, but you’re also wrong-headed. (You can email Amy Dickinson at askamy@amydickinson.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.
Asian shares slide as Chinese growth data disappoints
All but one of the 19 companies in the S&P 500 that reported quarterly results last week topped analysts’ profit forecasts. Such strength is crucial after climbing interest rates heightened worries that stock prices had grown too expensive relative to profits. The price of benchmark U.S. oil rose 93 cents to $83.21 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The U.S. dollar rose to 114.34 Japanese yen from 114.22 yen late Friday. ———AP Business Writer Joe McDonald in Beijing and Associated Press writer Nick Perry in Wellington contributed.
After nearly three years, dissatisfaction over Ohio's medical marijuana prices is widespread
Nearly three years after the first medical marijuana dispensary opened in Ohio, slightly over half of the state’s marijuana card holders say they are dissatisfied with the program. The length of time before the most recent changes result in lower dispensary prices is an open question. “The paper also notes that medical marijuana prices in Ohio are significantly lower than in Pennsylvania, another medical-only state in the region,” a commerce department spokesperson said in a statement. The state’s medical marijuana law, which passed in 2016, lets state officials loosen square footage restrictions when the feel it is appropriate. Industry officials like to cite basic economics when asked about dispensary prices.
Dr. Roach: TSH tells thyroid gland to make more hormone
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Stafford couple in their 40s die of COVID-19 two weeks apart, leaving behind five children
He was still pretty much young and he had everything to live for,” Mike Mitchem added. “He had five kids and a grandson, and now all of them have lost him. They’re 73, and my mom said your kids are not supposed to die before you.”Kevin Mitchem’s decline was more gradual than his wife’s. Amid the grief, Mike Mitchem said he’s dealing with another emotion. If you think about it, you need to have certain vaccines before you can even go to school.
Richmond neighbors: Obituaries for October 18
HOPKINS, Dorothy E., born October 23, 1926, in Schenectady, New York, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 23, 2021. She was preceded…
Asian shares slide as Chinese growth data disappoints
All but one of the 19 companies in the S&P 500 that reported quarterly results last week topped analysts’ profit forecasts. Such strength is crucial after climbing interest rates heightened worries that stock prices had grown too expensive relative to profits. The price of benchmark U.S. oil rose 93 cents to $83.21 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The U.S. dollar rose to 114.34 Japanese yen from 114.22 yen late Friday. ———AP Business Writer Joe McDonald in Beijing and Associated Press writer Nick Perry in Wellington contributed.
Baker Mayfield is not the problem. But he’s not the solution either
For Cleveland, it was the same old nagging question: Is Baker Mayfield really good enough? It was the second straight week in which Mayfield went head-to-head with a team marshaled by one of the sport’s top young quarterbacks. And in both weeks, Mayfield was comfortably outplayed. Mayfield entered the game nursing a left shoulder injury, one that he reportedly reinjured during the fourth quarter. Cleveland’s plan of action is a fairly rudimentary one, on the surface, and it rarely shifts week to week.
Dune: science fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings
If science fiction has an answer to fantasy’s The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien’s epic saga of the battle to defeat the Dark Lord, Sauron – then Frank Herbert’s Dune has to be a strong contender. Frank Herbert. It’s not a condemnation, but a criticism.”Herbert would follow Dune Messiah with Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, and Chapterhouse: Dune. “At the time it was the largest single science fiction book contract in publishing history,” says Anderson. “And since the 1980s, science fiction and fantasy has moved into the mainstream,” she says.
‘Being me is enough’: Rory McIlroy revels in turnaround to win CJ Cup
Rory McIlroy put his Ryder Cup pain behind him to join a select band of players with 20 PGA victories with a one-stroke win in the CJ Cup in Las Vegas on Sunday. “To get to 20 wins here is a big achievement,” McIlroy, the 39th player to achieve the feat, said in his greenside interview. McIlroy earned his lone point through his consolation Sunday win over Xander Schauffele, when the US had already all but secured victory. After his CJ Cup win, McIlroy revealed he had almost decided to miss the tournament - and not play again this year - amid the depths of his Ryder Cup despair. “On the Saturday night of the Ryder Cup ...
Who said it - Richard Madeley or Alan Partridge?
Whenever his name is trending on Twitter due to another gaffe or embarrassing quote, you’ll inevitably see him being compared to Alan Partridge - a character that often says things that are hilariously mundane, but also completely incomprehensible. Many viewers think it’s hard to tell the two men apart and, in many ways, Madeley is a better Partridge than Steve Coogan ever could be. All you have to do is guess whether Madeley or Partridge said them. People call the Bible the good book but my book is really good"A. MadeleyB. PartridgeHow’d you get on? Madeley 10.
Man, 76, arrested after death threat sent to Labour MP
A 76-year-old man has been arrested after a Labour MP received death threats in response to a call for kindness in the wake of Sir David Amess' killing. He signed off the tweet with the hashtags "David Amess" and "More in Common". A South Wales Police spokesman said a 76-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of malicious communications. Mr Bryant confirmed a man had been detained, and said: "I can't tell you much because the police have arrested this chap. "I got off a flight from Qatar, where oddly enough David Amess was as well - we have been looking at what's happening to the refugees from Afghanistan who are all transiting through Doha.
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.
Move over, Paris: Moscow restaurants with their porcini and halibut are taking the world by storm
It’s been an open secret for years but Moscow’s fine dining has finally got the recognition it deserves, as the Michelin Guide gave their much-coveted stars to nine restaurants. The global critical acclaim for the Moscow restaurant industry marks a stunning turnaround since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 when the Russian capital was plagued by food shortages while drab cafes offered uninspiring food and surly service. Seven Moscow restaurants have been awarded one star, and two others received two stars in the new guide that lists a total of 69 eateries. One of the two-star restaurants, Twins Garden, is run by chefs and identical twins Ivan and Sergey Berezutsky, who see the award as a “huge leap” for Russia’s gastronomic scene. “In our industry, it’s like winning an Oscar,” Sergey, a willowy 35-year-old man, told the Telegraph at their restaurant in central Moscow that offers a skyline view dotted with golden domes of Medieval churches and spires of Stalin-era skyscrapers.
Doncaster Council are trolling Adele for ‘littering’ in her new music video
Well, everyone except Doncaster Council. However, an eagle-eyed social media employee at Doncaster Council spotted something wrong with the video – littering. Tweeting their dismay at this flagrant ignorance of littering rules, Doncaster Council said: “Unfortunately, as Adele’s video was clearly filmed within the confines of Doncaster metropolitan borough, she will be issued with a fixed penalty notice for littering immediately. Sign up to our new free Indy100 weekly newsletterThat being said, there might be a problem with Doncaster Council’s grievance. The video for Easy on Me wasn’t filmed in Doncaster.
Landslides and flooding kill at least 25 in southwest India
At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in southwestern India, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scoured for survivors in muddy debris and the military flew in emergency supplies. Residents were cut off in parts of the coastal state of Kerala as the rains, which started to intensify from late Friday, swelled rivers and flooded roads. Some 11 bodies have been found so far in Idukki district and another 14 in Kottayam district, officials told AFP, after the areas were hit by landslides and flash floods.
Newcastle’s grand vision hit by reality of relegation battle with Steve Bruce’s authority eroded
During one of the many testing points of Sunday’s game, new Newcastle United chairman Yasir Al-Ramayyan again reached for his phone. It’s going to need to be recharged a lot over the next few weeks. This was someway removed from the grand vision the Saudi Arabian ownership no doubt have for this team, but it might well delay its realisation. Newcastle are in real danger of going down - and that’s even allowing for a managerial change and big signings. That certainly isn’t the grand vision that Staveley, Al-Ramayyan and the rest of the hierarchy will have imagined.
Facial recognition cameras installed in UK school canteens
Schools in Scotland are trialling facial recognition to allow pupils to pay for their lunches from Monday. Many schools already use biometric software, such as fingerprint recognition, to take payments but facial recognition is billed as being quicker and more Covid-secure. But the new system has been criticised by privacy campaigners who say it normalises facial recognition software where there is little need for and was often operated without clear consent from the user. Facial recognition has previously been used by schools to monitor attendance and security. Authorities in New York state banned facial recognition software in schools pending an assessment of privacy inplications, while one municipality in Sweden has been fined for trialling such a scheme.
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people in Europe to build the ‘metaverse’
Facebook will hire 10,000 new high-skilled workers across Europe over the next five years to build a digital world called the metaverse. The metaverse is a term used to describe a virtual space where multiple people can exist and communicate within a 3D environment, using technologies like virtual and augmented reality. “Europe is hugely important to Facebook,” the company said in a blog post on Sunday night. Facebook first unveiled its plans to build the metaverse in July, touting it as the next stage of how people experience the internet. “Just like the internet, the metaverse exists whether Facebook is there or not.
How to connect with nature indoors through biophilic design
What is biophilic design? Design comes into it as we seek to connect with nature from the confines of our homes. Replicate nature“In nature, things tend to cluster together. You’ll feel like a corner of nature has come into your house, not just a potted plant,” Kang suggests. If you are going for a cluster of plants, go for odd numbers of the same type of plant, Kang advises.
Lewis Hamilton explains recent Mercedes gains after back-to-back wins
Lewis Hamilton has admitted that Mercedes’ improved performance has surprised him following back-to-back wins in Russia and Turkey. Hamilton finished fifth after a late pit stop and trails Verstappen by six points in the drivers’ standings ahead of the United States Grand Prix this weekend. When asked about Mercedes’ recent gains, the seven-time world champion said: “We haven’t done anything to the car so I don’t really know why that is the case. "I think the two tracks that we’ve just driven on have maybe suited us a little bit more." It felt great this weekend and moving forwards, Valtteri did a great job.
Patrick Vieira was Arsenal’s spirit and soul who could never be replaced
They are the traits that form legacies, and few players in the Premier League era can claim to have wielded them quite like Patrick Vieira. They are, of course, the glorious evidence that solidifies greatness, but achievements alone are far from what made Vieira so great. But when Vieira joined Arsenal in 1996, handpicked as a teenager from AC Milan by Wenger, his quality was transformative and, perhaps, even era-defining. Thierry Henry might have been the star, but Vieira was Arsenal’s soul, the force of gravity around which everything revolved. “Patrick was Patrick,” he said at his pre-match press conference.
Man City: Bernardo Silva’s brilliant start to season shows way back into Pep Guardiola’s good books
Unless your name is Kevin De Bruyne, you can never really say you are “in” Manchester City’s starting line-up. It was only two months ago that Guardiola was openly admitting in press conferences that the 27-year-old wanted to leave. Sterling’s second Premier League start of the season came in the win against Burnley and in an unnatural role. Bernardo is a football player and the football players can play anywhere,” he said. Guardiola insisted earlier this week that he does not use his dealings with the press to send messages to his players.
Red Bull hoping to break Lewis Hamilton’s ‘stronghold’ at high-altitude races
Red Bull principal Christian Horner is hoping the higher altitude in Mexico and Brazil will provide the chance to break Lewis Hamilton’s “stronghold” as the Formula 1 season approaches its nail-biting climax. Max Verstappen retook the lead in the drivers’ standings by six points in Turkey after finishing second, with a grid penalty leaving Hamilton trailing in fifth. The Mercedes car still seemed stronger than the Red Bull, though, with Valtteri Bottas claiming victory at Istanbul Park. “I think we know the next race in Austin has been a Hamilton stronghold for quite a few years now. “But then Mexico and Brazil, hopefully, the higher altitude races tended to be quite strong for us in the past, and then not really sure what to expect in the last three.
Chelsea FC: Edouard Mendy heroics highlight error of his Ballon d’Or shortlist omission
Mendy’s game isn’t solely about making saves. Of Chelsea’s 18 league clean sheets last season, 14 came with Mendy between the posts. Even after Mendy’s performance against Brentford, the onus shifted back to how they really should have scored one of their 17 shots on goal. Right now that conversation is on why he was not on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or. One imagines Mendy does not care about this beyond another strong performance that kept Chelsea in pole position.
Channing Tatum weighs in on Dave Chappelle controversy: ‘I hate that he has hurt so many people’
Channing Tatum has shared his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle’s recent Netflix comedy special, The Closer. On Instagram, Tatum shared a clip from Chappelle’s 2019 speech at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, when he accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour, which Tatum said had “healed” him. “I understand and hate that he has hurt so many people with things he has said. “Any human can hurt someone (usually cause they’re hurt) but any human can heal and heal others just the same,” he added. In his Instagram post, Tatum added: “This does not excuse anything hurtful tho to be clear.”
Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell says show was ‘not very feminist’ but ‘that’s entertainment’
The creator of Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell, has admitted that the beloved TV adaptation of her book was “not very feminist”. Speaking ahead of the release of the show’s spin-off, And Just Like That, Bushnell told The New York Post: “The TV show and the message were not very feminist at the end. But that’s TV. That’s entertainment. “I absolutely love Kim,” Bushnell said.
Ryan Reynolds: Wife Blake Lively pokes fun at husband after he announces break from acting
Ryan Reynolds has announced that he is taking a break from acting. The Christmas musical, which is expected to be released in 2022, also stars Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer. After shooting wrapped, Reynolds said he was taking “a little sabbatical from movie making” after a busy few years. “That’s a wrap for me on Spirited,” Reynolds wrote on Instagram. Perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making.”He continued: “I’m gonna miss every second working with this obscenely gifted group of creators and artists.
Carmen Mola: Female thriller writer awarded biggest cash prize in literature turns out to be three men
Carmen Mola, the pseudonymous Spanish female writer of crime thrillers, has been revealed to be three middle-aged men. The group of men won the prize for a book titled The Beast, which is a historical thriller set during the cholera epidemic in 1834. “I don’t know if a female pseudonym would sell more than a male one, I don’t have the faintest idea, but I doubt it,” he added. The three men worked as scriptwriters under their real names prior to writing together under the pseudonym Carmen Mola. Carmen Mola was said by the men’s publishers, Penguin Random House, to be the pseudonym of a female writer born in Madrid.
Tyson Fury identifies Joe Joyce as big threat in heavyweight division
Tyson Fury has tipped Joe Joyce to be a future heavyweight world champion, according to promotor Frank Warren. Joyce is undefeated in 13 fights and could be in line for a title shot as the WBO’s mandatory challenger. The 36-year-old is coming off a knockout win over the previously unbeaten British heavyweight Daniel Dubois and a stoppage of veteran Carlos Takam in July, and WBC champion Fury has identified the ‘Juggernaut’ as a future threat in the division. He could hurt Usyk, he's a big man. He fancies it and I fancy it.”Fury is yet to announce his next fight following his knockout victory over heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder last weekend.
Joe Rogan claims ‘corruption’ played part in Tyson Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury benefitted from “error or corruption” in his thrilling knockout victory over Deontay Wilder, UFC commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan has claimed. Fury defeated Wilder to defend his WBC heavyweight title and complete the pair’s trilogy in an instant classic in Las Vegas last weekend. Rogan has alleged that Fury was given a “long count” by referee Russell Mora, who he said paused his count to tell Wilder to go back to his corner. But if for any reason he has to interrupt the count… you’re supposed to pick up the count where the ringside counter has it,” said the host of the Joe Rogan Experience. Former UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was another observer to question the slow count but Rogan also conceded that Fury was the deserved winner.
In Taiwan tea country, a scramble to adapt to extreme weather
A once-in-a-century drought last year followed by torrential rain this year have decimated his crop and left Taiwan’s tea farmers scrambling to adapt to the extreme weather changes. “Climate is the thing we can least control in managing our tea plantation,” said the 28-year-old Chien. “We really do rely on the sky to eat.”A sudden storm changes the color of the sky above a tea plantation and tea processing workshop, in Jiayi. Lin Shiou-ruei, a government researcher helping Meishan’s farmers, said another problem the extreme weather brings is pests that attack the young tea buds. | REUTERSHowever, whether or not what is happening in Taiwan’s tea country is directly related to climate change remains an area for debate.
LA officials want Vanessa Bryant to take a psychiatric exam as part of legal battle, report says
Vanessa Bryant should undergo a psychiatric evaluation of the emotional distress she faced after the death of her husband Kobe Bryant, said Los Angeles county officials, amid an ongoing lawsuit filed by her. Ms Bryant is fighting a legal battle against the city’s officials over leaked photos of the tragic 2020 helicopter crash that killed the NBA superstar and their 13-year-old daughter. “The Sheriff’s and Fire Departments’ outrageous actions have caused Mrs Bryant severe emotional distress and compounded the trauma of losing Kobe and Gianna,” read her suit. They said the request will also force not just adult plaintiffs but also the juvenile plaintiffs to undergo an “eight-hour involuntary psychiatric examination”. In June, Ms Bryant agreed to settle another lawsuit for wrongful death against the pilot and the company that owned the helicopter Bryant was on.
Sir David Amess: Westminster to pay tribute to MP
PA Media Copyright: PA MediaLord Jeffrey Archer, a close friend of Sir David Amess, says "he'd have hated" the suggestion that MPs should have security when meeting constituents as he was a "one-on-one person". Lord Archer tells BBC Breakfast the tributes to Sir David "quite rightly have been about his amazing constituency work". "I fear in future that we are going to have to consider things that David wouldn't have enjoyed. For example I suspect one-on-one meetings will have to have other people in the room at the same time," he says. Read more: MPs could get police guards at surgeries
Scream: Kevin Williamson reveals eerie inspiration behind iconic Drew Barrymore scene
Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson has revealed the eerie inspiration behind the film’s iconic opening scene. The 1996 horror movie begins with high school student Casey – played by Drew Barrymore – being menaced over the phone by a mask-wearing killer. In the scene, the killer asks Casey a number of trivia questions about famous slasher movies from history, with Casey bungling the identity of the killer in the first Friday the 13th. The screenwriter – who created the TV series Dawson’s Creek in the wake of Scream – also revealed that the 1996 film served as his “love letter” to Halloween. Scream will arrive in cinemas on 14 January, while the 4K UHD + Blu-ray version of the original Scream is available to download and keep now.
Succession season 3 cast, TV channel and how to watch in the UK
Here’s everything we know about Succession season three…When will it air? Season one was broadcast in June 2018, with the second season following in August 2019. In the US, viewers can watch the series on HBO and HBO Max. Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong in Succession (HBO)Who is in season three? Brian Cox and Matthew Macfadyen in 'Succession' (HBO)Will season three reference coronavirus?
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo cases fall to 29 Monday, setting 2021 record
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said newly confirmed COVID-19 cases totaled 29 on Monday, down by 20 from a week before and marking the lowest daily figure this year. The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms under the Tokyo government’s standards dropped by four from Sunday to 31. The health ministry said Monday the number of severely ill COVID-19 patients nationwide came to 312, down by five from the previous day. On Sunday, Japan newly confirmed 429 people with the novel coronavirus, with the daily tally standing below 1,000 for 11 days in a row. In Osaka Prefecture, 71 new cases were confirmed Sunday, below 100 for the third straight day.
Okinawa medical workers push back against unfair COVID-19 bonus system
It turns out, though, that some hospitals pay the extra money while others don’t, creating a discrepancy among medical workers in Okinawa Prefecture. To find out how hospitals are using the prefectural subsidies, the Okinawa Times conducted a survey covering the 22 hospitals. Outside Okinawa, other prefectures have made it a rule to offer the same amount of money to medical staff to prevent a discrepancy among hospitals. Okinawa Prefecture, however, lacks a subsidy framework setting out the criteria for the benefits. “I want people to know that there are medical workers who don’t get benefits even if they are working under the same infection risk and workload,” the nurse said.
Myanmar junta chief says military government committed to restoring peace
Myanmar's junta leader has said his military government is committed to restoring peace and democracy. In a televised address on Monday, Min Aung Hlaing, dressed in civilian attire, reiterated the junta's five-step plan toward restoring order. "More violence happened due to provocations of terrorist groups," Min Aung Hlaing said. Singapore's foreign ministry said at the weekend that the move to exclude Min Aung Hlaing was a "difficult, but necessary, decision to uphold ASEAN's credibility". A spokesman for Myanmar's military government blamed "foreign intervention" for the decision.
Ronda Rousey embraces newfound role of mother and dispels any stigma around breastfeeding
Ronda Rousey is embracing her newfound role as doting mother to her newborn daughter La'akeam who's only just 22-days-old. And on Sunday the former UFC champion and pro wrestler took to her Instagram page to share a photo of herself breastfeeding her little girl. The California native was inspired to post the photo, in part, to share about the beauty of motherhood, and to shoot down any lingering stigma that may be still shadowing a breastfeeding mother and child. When announcing her daughter's birth, Rousey shared two photos: one showing the baby underneath her white t-shirt with a hand resting against her chest. She went on to star as a professional wrestler with the WWE, but left to take some time off following WrestleMania in April 2019.
Austria's disgraced conservative former leader was without qualities
Just 35 years old, Kurz has the distinction of having been ex-chancellor twice already. But he was a master of public relations: rebranding the staid Austrian People’s Party (OVP) as a “movement” suggested youthful dynamism. But the reality was the opposite: what Kurz sold as a “new style” consisted of the OVP having to accept his total dominance. After all, it contrasted with the squabbling in the grand coalitions between Social and Christian Democrats that had dominated postwar Austrian politics. Christian Democrats and center-right forces more broadly need to rethink what they stand for, beyond a claim to technocratic competence.
China’s power crisis will affect industries worldwide
A villain is emerging in China’s efforts to rein in its energy prices: inefficient, power-hungry industry. Cheap power has been an essential tool of development, and the government has traditionally encouraged major users with electricity tariffs that get cheaper the more you consume. At the same time that price curbs are being removed from dual-high industries, so capacity curbs are being lifted from zero-carbon power generation. With zero-carbon electricity already cheaper than most existing operating coal power plants, those changes may be just the spur to wean China from its addiction to solid fuel. All that’s needed to make this system work more efficiently is for Beijing to unleash the formidable investment appetites of its provincial governments on the banquet of cheap zero-carbon power now available.
Ben Affleck spends quality time with his son Samuel as the father-son duo steps out together in LA
Ben Affleck was spotted spending a bit of quality time with his son, Samuel, in Santa Monica on Sunday. The Argo director shares his son, as well as his two older daughters, with his former wife, Jennifer Garner, whom he divorced in 2018. The father-child duo both wore facial coverings to keep themselves protected from COVID-19 during their time at the studio. Affleck and Garner remained together for three more years before they announced that they had separated and were planning to divorce in 2015. Affleck then began dating Ana de Armas, although the two eventually went their separate ways earlier this year.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Earthshot eco-prize ceremony in fully electric Audi
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the first Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony in a fully electric Audi, hours after it was revealed William has installed a charging point at Kensington Palace. 'Over the coming decade, with future generations in mind, the Earthshot Prize, and its inspirational nominees, will help us find the innovative solutions.' Build a Waste-free World The City of Milan Food Waste Hubs, Italy As the first major city to enforce a city-wide food waste policy, Milan's Food Waste Hub programme recovers food from local supermarkets and restaurants and distributes it to citizens in need, recovering about 130 tonnes of food per year, an estimated 260,000 meals equivalent. Emma Thompson presented the fourth Earthshot award to the city of Milan, whose Food Waste Hubs aim to halve waste by 2030. William's Earthshot Prize takes its inspiration from the Apollo moon landings, nicknamed Moonshot, which helped advance mankind's technological achievements.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Hope Bennett finally reunites with long-lost sister Iris Bennett
Hope Bennett was reunited with her sister Iris Bennett on Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond on AMC. Percy told Elton that they needed to steal all of their food. Asha and Dev chased after them through the woods but then had to stop to kill the zombies that surrounded them. Asha and Dev then tied Percy and Elton up and Asha took Elton's suit coat. Asha told them she didn't care.
Video: Newcastle fans chant and embrace Saudi in traditional Arab garb
Video: Newcastle fans don traditional Arab headdress and Saudi Arabian flags in tribute to new Saudi owners at first game after £300m takeover - while activists protest outside over killing of Jamal KhashoggiNewcastle United fans are paying tribute to the club's new Saudi owners by covering their heads in dish cloths following the club's takeover. Here are some singing Newcastle fans embracing a Saudi in traditional...
Kate Middleton upcycled her decade-old Alexander McQueen dress with a 2018 Jenny Packham belt
But in a clever move to give the decade old dress a modern twist, the royal updated the belt switching it for a trendy number from Jenny Packham's 2018 collection. The original dress, a custom Alexander McQueen number, featured a sparkling silver waistband that sat below the Duchess's hip. Kate Middleton gave a stylish upgrade to a dress that she first wore in 2011 at last night's Earthshot prize green carpet. The original dress (left) a custom Alexander McQueen number, featured a sparkling silver waistband that sat below the Duchess's hip. The royal's second dress - designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen - was a satin number with an eye-catching diamante belt also by McQueen.
Kanye West dons a spooky mask in Italy
Kanye West opted for a bizarre method of sightseeing in Italy on Sunday as he headed out sporting a spooky mask. Kanye's trip to Italy comes after his estranged wife Kim shelled out $20 million in cash to buy the rapper out of their palatial marital home. Cash money: Kim recently agreed to pay estranged husband Kanye West $20 million for their sprawling Hidden Hills home amid their ongoing divorceThey added: 'The kids will always be her number one priority. Whilst there's no chance of Kim and Kanye are still great friends. It's always been important to Kim to have a good relationship with Kanye.'
Couple with KN19 TER number plate hit with £90 fine thanks to woman in 'Knitter' top in bus lane
When David Knight received a fine for driving in a bus lane in Bath, he knew immediately there had been a mistake. After all, the builder had been nowhere near the spa city – and he lives 120 miles away in Dorking, Surrey. After much amusement, Mrs Knight, a bookkeeper, contacted Bath and Somerset Council to alert officials to their mistake. ‘The fine had already gone up from £60 to £90 because we hadn’t paid within 30 days,’ she said. There was no way I was going to pay for a woman walking in a bus lane with a funny T-shirt on!’Are you the woman in the ‘Knitter’ T- shirt?
All Blacks star Sean Wainui, 25, dies in horror car crash
The rugby union world is in mourning following the tragic death of Maori All Blacks star Sean Wainui. Super Rugby star Sean Wainui died in a crash in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty regionWainui and his wife Paige (right) celebrated their one year anniversary just six weeks ago. 'My thoughts are with Sean Wainuis' family,' he wrote on Twitter. 'My heart goes out to Sean Wainui's whanau. 'We are deeply saddened to hear news of the passing of Sean Wainui Crusader #189, Sean will forever be a cherished member of our club,' the Crusaders posted to its Twitter account.
Op starts to clear Trieste port of Green Pass protestors - English
(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 18 - Police on Monday started the operation to clear protestors against the obligation to have the Green Pass COVID-19 health certificate to access all Italian places of work from a section of the port of Trieste. The protest started on Friday, when the obligation to have the Green Pass at places of work kicked in. The Green Pass shows that a person is vaccinated for COVID-19, has recovered from it in the last six months or has tested negative in the last few days. It is estimated that around 40% of the port of Trieste's workers do not have the Green Pass. It had been feared that the protest in Trieste would cause massive disruption and trigger similar actions elsewhere.
Breuninger expands to Poland / Internationalisation and online business
The upcoming launch of the new online shop in Poland represents a new approach for the company focusing on the European market. Starting in October 2021, Polish customers can now discover around 1,500 international designer brands and select newcomer brands at breuninger.com/pl. Both the online shop and customer service are offered entirely in Polish. Breuninger CEO Holger Blecker offers a few remarks about the new online shop: "We are very pleased and excited about our first online expansion outside of the DACH region. Breuninger is pursuing ambitious growth targets and plans to continually expand its own online service in Europe with its select range of premium, luxury and designer brands.
UK MPs to pay tribute to slain colleague in parliament
Police are holding a 25-year-old man under the Terrorism Act, which allowed officers over the weekend to extend his detention for questioning until Friday. Parliament, which reconvenes after a three-week break, will hold a special afternoon session when lawmakers from across the political spectrum will pay tribute to an MP lauded for his decency and tireless constituency work. Map of Britain locating attacks against British MPs since 1979 Jonathan WALTER AFPThe killing has prompted fresh fears over MPs' security, five years after the similar killing of Labour MP Jo Cox in the febrile run-up to the 2016 Brexit referendum. Interior minister Priti Patel has ordered a review of security measures for parliamentarians and vowed "to close any gaps" in security provision. Police and parliamentary authorities were implementing "immediate changes and measures that are actively being put in place, and discussed with MPs," she said Sunday.
Under Taliban, Kabul's drug addicts forced into withdrawal
Before the Taliban marched into Kabul on August 15, police in the capital would sometimes arrest addicts and transfer them to the centre. But since the hardline Islamists took control, the frequency of raids on areas where addicts gather appears to have increased. There is little methadone available to help wean the opium and heroin addicts, and nothing to remove the withdrawal pains for those being weaned off of meth, doctors say. Since the Taliban overran Kabul, the frequency of raids on areas where addicts gather appears to have increased BULENT KILIC AFP- Name? The Taliban have taken hundreds of drug users to a rehab clinic since they overran Kabul BULENT KILIC AFP"Drugs are a terrible problem," he said.
UK gymnast Downie returns 'burnt out' but defiant after Olympic heartbreak
The 29-year-old Downie was controversially omitted from Britain's Tokyo Olympic team this summer, with some wondering if she was being punished for speaking out about bullying. "I just feel really, really burnt out. Downie, who also competed on the balance beam, scoring 13.333, added that she was "really, really proud" despite feeling "mentally tired". The world championships are taking place in the same year as the Olympics for the first time in 25 years. The competition is missing a host of the sport's top names, including American superstar Simone Biles and Tokyo Olympic all-around champion Sunisa Lee.
Kidnapped Catholic clergy, including French citizens, held for $1 million ransom in Haiti
Christian clerics lead the Way of the Cross procession during Easter Holy Week in Port-au-prince on April 2, 2021. Seven Catholic clergy, including two French citizens, were kidnapped Sunday in Haiti, said the spokesman of the Bishop's Conference for the island nation, which has been rocked by unrest. The kidnappers had demanded a $1 million ransom for the group, which includes one French priest and one French nun, he added. France's foreign ministry confirmed that two French citizens had been kidnapped in Haiti but did not provide further details, citing security reasons. Kidnappings for ransom have surged in recent months in Port-au-Prince and other provinces, reflecting the growing influence of armed gangs in the Caribbean nation.
Apple supplier Foxconn unveils electric vehicles
Advertising Read moreTaipei (AFP)Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn unveiled three electric vehicles on Monday, boosting its bid to be a major player in the rapidly expanding EV market as it seeks companies to partner with. But it has been moving fast to diversify beyond electronics assembly and has ploughed money into electric vehicles, including a joint venture with local automaker Yulon Motor and purchasing a struggling auto plant in Ohio. The models unveiled on Monday -- a sedan, an SUV and a bus -- are concept vehicles that Foxconn hopes it could build with other manufacturers. Foxconn has funnelled about Tw$10 billion ($355 million) into electric car development in 2020 and the company says its investment will rise over the next two years. Liu said the company "has gradually built an electric vehicle supply chain and distribution network", with one new partnership announced almost every month this year.
20-year-old KIAF Seoul records largest-ever sales
LIFE&STYLEVisitors view works at KIAF Seoul 2021 (Galleries Association of Korea)People wait in line to enter KIAF Seoul 2021 on Saturday at Coex in southern Seoul. (Park Yuna/The Korea Herald)Visitors view works at KIAF Seoul 2021 (Galleries Association of Korea)The annual KIAF Seoul closed Sunday, attracting a record number of visitors and sales during the five-day fair at Coex in southern Seoul. The annual fair was held online last year due to the pandemic.The five-day fair raised 65 billion won in sales with 88,000 visitors, including business magnates, K-pop stars, actors and art dealers. Lehmann Maupin Seoul is representing international artists in Asia such as Chantal Joffe and Tom Friedman. The Galleries Association of Korea that oversees KIAF Seoul and Frieze will open their fairs at the same time on Sept. 2, 2022 at Coex for the next five years.
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min promotes Korean tourism
LIFE&STYLEA screenshot of the Korea Tourism Organization’s “This is my Korea. What’s yours?” starring Son Heung-min (KTO)A screenshot of the Korea Tourism Organization’s “This is my Korea. What’s yours?” starring Son Heung-min (KTO)A video starring soccer player Son Heung-min was released Monday, showing various tourism destinations inKorea.The Korean Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism appointed the Tottenham Hotspur striker as an honorary culture ambassador in July, with a view to promote travel to Korea in Europe, where Son has numerous fans.Under the slogan of “This is my Korea. What’s yours?,” the 80-second video presents Korea with seven different keywords -- passionate, fast, creative, smart, fun, lovable and spectacular -- which are closely associated with Son’s personality and the unique charms of Korea, according to the KTO.Narrated by Son, the clip introduces must-visit tourist attractions, including Seongsan Ilchulbong peak, Boseong green tea field, bamboo forest Juknokwon, Silla-period astronomical observatory Cheomseongdae, The main gate in front of Gyeongbok Palace and more.According to the organization, promotional advertisements featuring Son is also put up on double-decker buses in Britain. The KTO plans to launch an online event “Sonny’s Pick” to introduce Korean tourist attractions recommended by Son.“Son Heung-min, a soccer player who plays in the Premier League, being watched by more than 600 million viewers, will effectively raise awareness of Korean tourism among overseas visitors, including soccer fans,” the KTO’s executive director Zhu Sang-yong said in a press release Sunday.With an attempt to draw more foreign tourists in the post-pandemic era, the organization plans to focus the tourism promotion in Europe, where international travels have gradually resumed.The video is available in the KTO’s official YouTube channel “Imagine your Korea” and Son’s SNS account.By Lee Si-jin ( sj_lee@heraldcorp.com
SIDance 2021 goes hybrid, featuring 77 works
ENTERTAINMENTPoster for the 24th Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance Organizing Committee)Belgian choreographer Thi-Mai Nguyen’s “Etna” (SIDance Organizing Committee)Dancer Kim Su-jeong’s “Querencia” (Lior Horesh/SIDance Organizing Committee)The 24th Seoul International Dance Festival is taking place through Nov. 14 at various venues around Seoul, featuring 77 dance works of diverse genres by choreographers and dance companies from 14 countries. The performances will be held both online and offline.The SIDance festival, organized by the Seoul Section of the UNESCO International Dance Council, kicked off Saturday with dance show “The Object,” presented by the Daegu Arts Center and Gyeonggi Arts Center.This year sees the return of overseas artists for onstage performances. Though the festival could not invite large dance troupes due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, individual artists are to present eight dance works.Also this year, the festival highlights dance performances from the Benelux Union -- Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Belgian choreographer Thi-Mai Nguyen will present “Etna” at Oil Tank Culture Park in western Seoul on Saturday and Sunday. It went online last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.By Im Eun-byel ( silverstar@heraldcorp.com
Paris Baguette franchise to launch in Indonesia
BUSINESSThe logos of SPC Group and its Indonesian partner, Erajaya Group. (SPC Group)SPC Group’s bakery chain Paris Baguette will enter Indonesia, opening its first franchise store in Jakarta next month, it said Monday.According to the South Korean food and bakery maker, it has has set up a joint venture with Indonesia’s Erajaya Group for the purpose.The joint entity will operate Paris Baguette bakeries in Indonesia. Following the November opening of the first store in the capital, more Paris Baguette stores will be added in major cities like Bali and Medan, SPC Group said.Erajaya is Indonesia’s leading distributor and retailer of mobile phones. The Southeast Asian conglomerate also operates other consumer retail businesses such as discount stores, restaurants and stores of Korean cosmetics brand The Face Shop.Indonesia is SPC’s seventh market. The company will build a local factory in Malaysia soon to expedite our global business,” an official from SPC said.By Kang Jae-eun ( kang.jaeeun@heraldcorp.com
Sokol Artists' Village in the Colors of Autumn
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[Herald Interview] Rethinking emissions as investing opportunities
FINANCEEnvisioning Partners Managing Partner Je Hyun-joo speaks during an interview with The Korea Herald in Seoul. These bets were meant to pursue a financial return on its early-stage venture investment from companies aiming to solve social problems. Je has been portrayed as an impact investing trailblazer in a startup ecosystem in Korea, where the concept of impact investing was alien. In August, Yellowdog‘s assets, including the impact investment vehicles, were transferred to Envisioning.The COVID-19 outbreak last year was a turning point to the seasoned investor. On top of them, patience is needed considering the long way climate technology firms still have to go to commercialize their solutions.“Given the vast scope of climate tech, we spent our resources building more deal pipelines and sharpening our strategy as an early-stage VC,” she said.
247,000 self-employed people lost job in past year: report
BUSINESSAn empty store displays a “for lease” sign. (Yonhap)Some 247,000 sole proprietors have lost jobs amid prolonged social distancing regulations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, data showed Monday.According to Yonhap News Agency’s analysis, 247,000 people who were self-employed in mid-September last year lost their jobs and fell into the category of the unemployed and economically inactive within the past 12 months.The report defines unemployed as those who are able and willing to work and who have been in search of a job but unable to find one. The economically inactive population, on the other hand, includes those who do not have the ability or do not look for a job.Among the total of 3.16 million who lost their job in the period, the self-employed accounted for 7.8 percent, up 0.6 percentage point from a year earlier, according to the data.The total figure of the unemployed also included 1.23 million who worked as temporary laborers and 1.03 million who were full-time workers.Food service and lodging industries had the most number of the people of 449,000 who became jobless in the past year. Wholesale and retail industries came second with 398,000 people, while the manufacturing and construction industries followed with 391,000 and 295,000 people, respectively.Among the sole proprietors who shut down their businesses, 41,000 had hired employees, while 206,000 worked alone, showing their job losses would have had a negative impact in the temporary job market.“The decrease in the number of proprietors cannot only be blamed on the coronavirus situation. Non-face-to-face transactions and digital transition have been settling as new trends, so the difficulties of small businesses are likely to continue,” a researcher from a policy institute said.By Jo He-rim ( herim@heraldcorp.com
Samsung’s used phone upcycling program wins global award
BUSINESSSamsung Electronics repurposed an old Galaxy S9 to control home lighting autonomously (Samsung Electronics)The used phone upcycling program of Samsung Electronics has been chosen as an exemplary case of responsible business management.According to the mobile industry on Monday, the South Korean tech giant’s “Galaxy Upcycling at Home” program received the circular transition award at this year’s Reuters Responsible Business Awards.The award is an annual event that has been taking place since 2009 to acknowledge excellent sustainability business strategies.Samsung Electronics announced the program this January at influential Las Vegas tech show CES 2021.The program repurposes used smartphones through the SmartThings app as IoT devices that can be used as child care or pet care monitors.Judges commented that Samsung’s upcycling solution is “A simple initiative with a basic idea, which helps shift the mindset on the value of old phones. A genuine closed loop versus recycling of e-waste with an innovative twist.”Kim Sung-koo, the Vice President of the Sustainability Management Office, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics said “Samsung is dedicated to finding new, innovative ways to minimize global e-waste”.“We hope our efforts will serve as a blueprint for a more sustainable and prosperous future for all” he added.By Hong Yoo ( yoohong@heraldcorp.com
Chaebol families borrow almost W5tr against stocks
Inheriting shares and other assets entails paying high taxes.For instance, the children of the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee said in April that they expected to pay around 12 trillion won in inheritance taxes. They plan to sell stakes in group affiliates worth 2 trillion won this year to pay inheritance taxes, according to regulatory filings.Of all the conglomerate owner families, Samsung’s Lee family took out the largest amount in stock mortgage loans, 1.71 trillion won, with some 7 percent of the family’s stakes in affiliates being offered as collateral.Hong Ra-hee, the widow of the late business tycoon, borrowed 1 trillion won and used her 2.3 percent stake in Samsung Electronics as collateral. Hong is the largest individual shareholder of the tech behemoth.Lee’s eldest daughter, Lee Boo-jin, the president of Hotel Shilla, received loans worth 330 billion won secured with her shares in Samsung C&T, the construction arm and de facto holding company of Samsung Group. His younger daughter, Lee Seo-hyun, chief of the Samsung Welfare Foundation, borrowed 371.7 billion won with Samsung C&T and Samsung SDS shares as collateral.The owner family of SK Group ranked second in stock-secured borrowing with 606 billion won. Next were Hyundai Heavy Industries with 371.5 billion won, GS with 266.7 billion won, Hankook & Company with 265 billion won, LG with 236.1 billion won, Lotte with 224.1 billion won, Doosan with 163.9 billion won, Hanwha with 157.5 billion won and DB with 150 billion won.By Choi Jae-hee ( cjh@heraldcorp.com
Weaker won, rising fuel price knock airlines’ confidence in recovery
BUSINESSIncheon International Airport’s fuel storage tanks are seen Monday, with a Korean Air plane in the background. (Yonhap)Rising fuel prices and a weak local currency are dampening the mood for South Korea’s aviation industry, which has pinned hopes for recovery on travel bubbles and the easing of social distancing rules.The jet fuel price stood at $94.60 per barrel, as of Oct. 8, up 5.8 percent compared to the previous week, according to the latest data from the International Air Transport Association.Averaging $73.90 per barrel this year, the price as of early this month was also up 17.5 percent compared to the previous month and marked a whopping 111.2 percent year-on-year increase.Against this backdrop, fuel surcharges -- the fee carriers charge to protect themselves from the volatility of fuel prices -- had also been on a rise until this month.A fuel surcharge for a Korean Air flight between Incheon and New York is 34,800 won this month, down by nearly 30 percent compared to last month. There was no fuel surcharge in March.Signs of a weakening Korean won are also growing. The local currency declined to a 14-month low earlier this month, hovering around 1,200 won per dollar at one point, as investors flock to safe haven assets amid escalating inflation concerns.For both airlines and passengers, rising fuel prices and the strong dollar are bad news.Rising ticket prices could hurt travel confidence at a time as the country seeks to open up borders.With fuel accounting for nearly 20 percent of airlines’ operating costs, professor Hurr Hee-young at Korea Aerospace University said fuel surcharges alone will not cover losses caused by growing fuel prices for airlines.“Tickets sold in the US might yield more profit, but profit from most tickets which are sold at home will take a hit,” Hurr said of the impact of the strong dollar on South Korean airlines.Earlier this month, South Korea and Singapore agreed to lift quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travel
LG Energy Solution, Stellantis team up for joint battery factory in US
BUSINESSLogos of Stellantis and LG Energy Solution (LG Energy Solution)LG Energy Solution and global automaker Stellantis said Monday they will form a joint venture in the United States to target the fast-growing North American electric vehicle market.The partnership will break ground on a new EV battery manufacturing facility in the second quarter next year. Scheduled for commercial operation by the first quarter of 2024, the new factory is to churn out 40 gigawatt-hours of EV batteries annually.“The name and the location of the joint venture haven’t been decided yet,” an LG Energy Solution official in Seoul said, while declining to give details about the equity stakes that two sides will hold.The EV batteries produced at the plant will be supplied to Stellantis’ factories in the US, Canada and Mexico to be mounted on the automaker’s next-generation EV lineups. Stellantis is the world’s No. 4 carmaker launched by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French auto giant PSA earlier this year.The partnership will allow LG Energy Solution to maintain its status as the top EV battery supplier in the US.The Korean battery producer aims to secure a total producxtion capacity of around 150GWh by 2025 in the US. The planned 40GWh plant would become part of the grand investment.
GS Energy to import ADNOC’s blue hydrogen to South Korea
BUSINESSGS Energy CEO Huh Yong-soo (GS Caltex)GS Energy said Monday it will bring blue hydrogen produced by Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., the United Arab Emirates’ biggest energy producer, to South Korea as part of its environmental, social and governance efforts towards creating a hydrogen economy.According to the energy unit of South Korean conglomerate GS Group, the blue hydrogen will be extracted from natural gas in Abu Dhabi and brought to Korea in the form of ammonia. GS Energy will then use the ammonia as a fuel to generate electricity or crack it into blue hydrogen for other purposes.“If the pilot project with ADNOC proves successful, GS Energy will consider full-fledged investments,” a GS Energy official said.Hydrogen, though colorless, is given color labels depending on its source and production method. Blue hydrogen, though extracted from natural gas, captures carbon emitted during the process and is therefore called blue.GS Energy is also working on a platform that exports carbon captured from blue hydrogen to overseas gas fields and buries it there.By Kim Byung-wook ( kbw@heraldcorp.com
Spy chiefs of S. Korea, US, Japan discuss North Korean issues in Seoul
NATIONALSouth Korea's National Intelligence Service Director Park Jie-won (Yonhap)Intelligence chiefs of South Korea, the US and Japan convened in Seoul on Monday to discuss North Korean issues amid a flurry of diplomacy among the three allies aiming to bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table.According to government sources, Park Jie-won, head of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service, exchanged views on North Korea and other regional issues in a closed-door meeting with Avril Haines, the US director of national intelligence, and Hiroaki Takizawa, Japan’s cabinet intelligence director.It was the first meeting of the three spy chiefs since May.A range of issues involving North Korea, from the recent restoration of the inter-Korean communication channels to President Moon Jae-in’s proposal for a declaration to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War, are believed to have been discussed. But both South Korea and the US seem eager to exploit the rare opportunities to engage with the reclusive regime.Amid a series of high-level meetings between the two nations, top security advisers Suh Hoon and Jake Sullivan met in Washington last week to reaffirm their commitment to inducing Pyongyang to return to dialogue. Sullivan also stressed his government’s “sincerity” as he reiterated that the US has no hostile intention toward North Korea.Noh Kyu-duk, the special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, is also currently in Washington to hold bilateral and trilateral meetings with his US and Japanese counterparts, Sung Kim and Takehiro Funakoshi.Noh and Kim are meeting just 20 days since their last meeting in Jakarta on Sept. 30. Before the US trip, Noh held a series of meetings with his counterparts from China and Russia – North Korea’s traditional allies – in recent weeks.“The preparation for South Korea and the US to jointly cooperation in providing humanitarian aid to North Korea is near completion,” Noh told reporters upon his arrival in Washi
Google to launch new subscription bundle
BUSINESSThe logo of Google (Reuters-Yonhap)South Korea’s smartphone makers and subscription service providers are expected to face increasing competition from Google, as the tech giant is set to introduce a subscription-based bundle that includes a phone and various Google services, to lock more users into its ecosystem.According to industry sources Monday, Google is likely to launch the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones in the US on Tuesday, local time. It is also set to unveil a new subscription service, Pixel Pass, which bundles phone financing and Google’s other services, such as YouTube Premium, Google One storage, Play Pass and Google Fi.Although Korea is not included this time, Google’s attempt to lock in users could affect the local market, industry insiders said.In August, it was reported that Google might be preparing to bring its new smartphone models to Korea.In Korea, Samsung Electronics has successfully attracted users into a mobile ecosystem encompassing the company’s smart devices and Samsung Pay, a mobile payment service for compatible Samsung smartphones and smartwatches.The number of Samsung Pay users reached 19 million as of August last year.Local smartphone makers such as Samsung, however, is less able to expand their mobile ecosystems as they lack Google’s competitive edge in operating systems and mobile app stores.Local telecommunications companies are also to compete with global tech giants’ subscription bundles and recently started to roll out subscription-based services.SK Telecom in August launched subscription-based e-commerce platform T Universe, which provides one-stop services for a wide range of e-commerce platforms, including those provided by e-commerce giant Amazon, international coffee brand Starbucks and digital services such as Google One and Xbox Game Pass.In June, KT launched a subscription service that bundles the company’s streaming service Seezn and services provided at branches of local coffeehouse chain Hollys Coffee.LG
Milan food waste scheme among first winners of Prince William's Earthshot Prize
The Italian city's project, which distributes waste food to those in need, took one of the awards at the Earthshot progamme which seeks new ways to tackle environmental challenges.
NK may test long-range missile next year: US intelligence agency
It is unlikely to give up all of its WMD stockpiles, delivery systems and production capabilities, it continued.“Integrating a nuclear weapon with a ballistic missile and enabling that nuclear-armed missile to function reliably as a system is North Korea’s ultimate operational goal,” it said. “It is possible we could see a test of a long-range missile over the next year.”The DIA also said the regime could conduct further nuclear tests to validate its weapons capabilities.The North announced in 2018 that it would suspend all nuclear and long-range missile tests. This was in hopes that an upcoming summit with the US could yield substantial results, such as the US easing sanctions on the North. But it has carried out smaller tests and developed new types of missiles, with a flurry of activities recently. They are to “ensure the Kim regime’s long-term security” -- by remaining a sovereign, independent country ruled by the Kim family -- and to retain the capability to exercise a dominant influence over the Korean Peninsula.By Ahn Sung-mi ( sahn@heraldcorp.com
Unification Minister calls for talks to discuss the North’s ‘double standard’ accusation
NATIONALUnification Minister Lee In-young speaks during a parliamentary audit of the ministry at the National Assembly on Monday. (Yonhap)Unification Minister Lee In-young on Monday stressed the need for talks with North Korea on the regime’s demand that the South drop its “double standards” as a condition of progress on inter-Korean relations.During a parliamentary audit session, Lee responded to a question on whether Seoul could accept Pyongyang’s call for an end to what it called “double standards” -- meaning the way the South characterizes the firing of ballistic missiles by the North as “provocations,” while justifying its own arms buildup.“The issues regarding to the ‘double standard’ are something that cannot be unilaterally imposed from one to another,” said Lee. “Because this issue is related to South Korea’s self-defense, I hope we can resolve this matter through military talks (between the two Koreas),” said Lee. “Through this process, there will be areas we can accept and where we can’t.”North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last week accused South Korea of “hypocrisy” and “double standards,” repeating earlier accusations made by his powerful younger sister Kim Yo-jong, who took issue with the South condemning the North’s weapons development tests as “provocations” and “threats” while building up its own military capabilities and purchasing high-tech weaponry from the US.Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong was asked a similar question early this month: whether Seoul would agree to Pyongyang’s demand for an end to “double standards.”Chung said the demand was Pyongyang’s unilateral claim, which was not desirable.At the parliamentary session, Lee also said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s public messages on the US had increased recently and had become more detailed. He said there was a need to watch closely for the North’s next move.Lee urged an “active response” so that the situation could be managed through dialogue and engagement, not military tension.Early this
[Us and Them] People living in poverty become targets of hate in Korea
NATIONALBarbed wire is installed along the fence between the general and public housing sections of Gwanak Dream Town, an apartment complex in Gwanak-gu, southern Seoul. They accounted for 29.8 percent of all complaints related to rental housing.Some residents of Seohyeon-dong -- part of Bundang in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province -- protested the large-scale public housing plan with a banner comparing rental housing to “refugee villages.” “Public rental housing threatens the safety and security of residents,” read one pamphlet.Humansia is one of several apartment complex brands that offer low-priced public rental units throughout South Korea. I was told, ‘It’s a neighborhood where poor children live. Only 57.1 percent of families with elementary school children said so.For mothers of elementary school children living in the affluent districts Gangnam-gu, Seocho-gu and Songpa-gu, the figure was just 37.5 percent.Dungmyong Elementary School in Gangseo-gu has 104 students, the smallest number of any public elementary school in Seoul. However, for those who fall outside the boundaries of “normal,” life in Korea is riddled with hurdles and sometimes open hatred.
LG Innotek staff explore new business ideas
LG Innotek said on Monday it is running an open audition program where its employees make proposals to explore new businesses.Employees of the electronic components supplier present their ideas to “i-Lab,” short for “innovation lab,” through video conferences, and get “likes,” questions and feedback from other employees on a real time basis.The 10 ideas that get the most “likes” will be reviewed by management, including the company’s chief technology officer, to be chosen as official i-Lab projects.Those selected will be freed from the work they were doing during the project period to recruit their own team members and get specialized consulting to work on their i-Lab projects in separate spaces.All employees who presented their ideas through i-Lab are invited to training courses offered by consultants on how to quickly develop concepts and ideas into business models, LG Innotek said.So far, about 100 teams have proposed some 140 new business ideas such as home training robots and metaverse-based factory simulation through i-Lab.The first batch of i-Lab projects chosen last year are currently being led by team leaders in their 30s and are scheduled to be completed in November to be transferred to relevant departments later to be turned into actual businesses.Choi Min-yong, a specialist leading an optical solution project, said that previously, even if he had brilliant business ideas, he couldn’t do anything about it because he was too busy with existing assignments.“Now that we get company support to carry out projects that we wanted to try, it’s clearly a good experience and an opportunity for growth,” he said.LG Innotek plans to expand i-Lab and introduce a funding program next year to increase financial support.“As we develop employees’ creative ideas into businesses, we will expand a corporate culture of daring to challenge. We will explore new items beyond hardware to blend metaverse, block chain and artificial intelligence,” said Kang Min-seok, CTO of LG Innot
USFK reports 23 additional COVID-19 cases among new arrivals
Fighter jet F-16 Falcon lifts off tarmac at Osan Air Base (Yonhap)Twenty-three people affiliated with the US Forces Korea (USFK) who have recently arrived here have tested positive for COVID-19, the US military's infection tally showed Monday. Among arrivals from Sept. 22 to Oct. 14, seven service members and eight family members who landed at Osan Air Base on US government-chartered flights tested positive, according to the USFK. Another group of six service members and a Department of Defense employee, and a family member also tested positive upon arrival via international commercial flights at Incheon International Airport. The latest cases raised the total number of infections reported among the USFK-affiliated population to 1,525 from the previous tally. More than 85 percent of its affiliated community has been vaccinated, the military said.
LG Electronics takes part in Vogue Summit in Poland
Industry leaders take part in a discussion at the Business Fashion Environment Summmit held in Warsaw in September. (LG Electronics)With a common goal of achieving sustainability in the fashion industry, South Korean tech giant LG Electronics took part in an environmental conference hosted by global fashion magazine Vogue in Poland, the company said Monday. Organized by Vogue Polka with Boston Consulting Group, the Business Fashion Environment Summit was held last month for the second time, and LG participated as an official partner, highlighting its commitment for sustainability and eco-friendliness. During a session called “Why Brands Matter?” LG Poland’s business-to-consumer business director Tomasz Wawszczyk raised the issue of ecology of the environmental, social and governance framework. Oktawian Zajac, partner and managing director of Boston Consulting Group, speaks at the Business Fashion Environment Summit held in Warsaw, Poland in September.
Google to launch new subscription bundle
South Korea’s smartphone makers and subscription service providers are expected to face increasing competition from Google, as the tech giant is set to introduce a subscription-based bundle that includes a phone and various Google services, to lock more users into its ecosystem.According to industry sources Monday, Google is likely to launch the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones in the US on Tuesday, local time. It is also set to unveil a new subscription service, Pixel Pass, which bundles phone financing and Google’s other services, such as YouTube Premium, Google One storage, Play Pass and Google Fi.Although Korea is not included this time, Google’s attempt to lock in users could affect the local market, industry insiders said.In August, it was reported that Google might be preparing to bring its new smartphone models to Korea.In Korea, Samsung Electronics has successfully attracted users into a mobile ecosystem encompassing the company’s smart devices and Samsung Pay, a mobile payment service for compatible Samsung smartphones and smartwatches.The number of Samsung Pay users reached 19 million as of August last year.Local smartphone makers such as Samsung, however, is less able to expand their mobile ecosystems as they lack Google’s competitive edge in operating systems and mobile app stores.Local telecommunications companies are also to compete with global tech giants’ subscription bundles and recently started to roll out subscription-based services.SK Telecom in August launched subscription-based e-commerce platform T Universe, which provides one-stop services for a wide range of e-commerce platforms, including those provided by e-commerce giant Amazon, international coffee brand Starbucks and digital services such as Google One and Xbox Game Pass.In June, KT launched a subscription service that bundles the company’s streaming service Seezn and services provided at branches of local coffeehouse chain Hollys Coffee.LG U+ introduced a subscription bundle in Jun
[Us and Them] People living in poverty become targets of hate in Korea
They accounted for 29.8 percent of all complaints related to rental housing.Some residents of Seohyeon-dong -- part of Bundang in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province -- protested the large-scale public housing plan with a banner comparing rental housing to “refugee villages.” “Public rental housing threatens the safety and security of residents,” read one pamphlet.Humansia is one of several apartment complex brands that offer low-priced public rental units throughout South Korea. I was told, ‘It’s a neighborhood where poor children live. Only 57.1 percent of families with elementary school children said so.For mothers of elementary school children living in the affluent districts Gangnam-gu, Seocho-gu and Songpa-gu, the figure was just 37.5 percent.Dungmyong Elementary School in Gangseo-gu has 104 students, the smallest number of any public elementary school in Seoul. Korea is a sort of class-based society where ‘gab-eul’ culture is prevalent.”Gab-eul in Korean refers to the hierarchical power dynamics between two people or groups. However, for those who fall outside the boundaries of “normal,” life in Korea is riddled with hurdles and sometimes open hatred.
Weaker won, rising fuel price knock airlines’ confidence in recovery
Rising fuel prices and a weak local currency are dampening the mood for South Korea’s aviation industry, which has pinned hopes for recovery on travel bubbles and the easing of social distancing rules.The jet fuel price stood at $94.60 per barrel, as of Oct. 8, up 5.8 percent compared to the previous week, according to the latest data from the International Air Transport Association.Averaging $73.90 per barrel this year, the price as of early this month was also up 17.5 percent compared to the previous month and marked a whopping 111.2 percent year-on-year increase.Against this backdrop, fuel surcharges -- the fee carriers charge to protect themselves from the volatility of fuel prices -- had also been on a rise until this month.A fuel surcharge for a Korean Air flight between Incheon and New York is 34,800 won this month, down by nearly 30 percent compared to last month. There was no fuel surcharge in March.Signs of a weakening Korean won are also growing. The local currency declined to a 14-month low earlier this month, hovering around 1,200 won per dollar at one point, as investors flock to safe haven assets amid escalating inflation concerns.For both airlines and passengers, rising fuel prices and the strong dollar are bad news.Rising ticket prices could hurt travel confidence at a time as the country seeks to open up borders.With fuel accounting for nearly 20 percent of airlines’ operating costs, professor Hurr Hee-young at Korea Aerospace University said fuel surcharges alone will not cover losses caused by growing fuel prices for airlines.“Tickets sold in the US might yield more profit, but profit from most tickets which are sold at home will take a hit,” Hurr said of the impact of the strong dollar on South Korean airlines.Earlier this month, South Korea and Singapore agreed to lift quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers between the two countries.In a further sign of growing travel demand, the Marianas Visitors Authority said last week that o
Spy chiefs of S. Korea, US, Japan discuss North Korean issues in Seoul
Intelligence chiefs of South Korea, the US and Japan convened in Seoul on Monday to discuss North Korean issues amid a flurry of diplomacy among the three allies aiming to bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table.According to government sources, Park Jie-won, head of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service, exchanged views on North Korea and other regional issues in a closed-door meeting with Avril Haines, the US director of national intelligence, and Hiroaki Takizawa, Japan’s cabinet intelligence director.It was the first meeting of the three spy chiefs since May.A range of issues involving North Korea, from the recent restoration of the inter-Korean communication channels to President Moon Jae-in’s proposal for a declaration to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War, are believed to have been discussed. But both South Korea and the US seem eager to exploit the rare opportunities to engage with the reclusive regime.Amid a series of high-level meetings between the two nations, top security advisers Suh Hoon and Jake Sullivan met in Washington last week to reaffirm their commitment to inducing Pyongyang to return to dialogue. Sullivan also stressed his government’s “sincerity” as he reiterated that the US has no hostile intention toward North Korea.Noh Kyu-duk, the special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, is also currently in Washington to hold bilateral and trilateral meetings with his US and Japanese counterparts, Sung Kim and Takehiro Funakoshi.Noh and Kim are meeting just 20 days since their last meeting in Jakarta on Sept. 30. Before the US trip, Noh held a series of meetings with his counterparts from China and Russia – North Korea’s traditional allies – in recent weeks.“The preparation for South Korea and the US to jointly cooperation in providing humanitarian aid to North Korea is near completion,” Noh told reporters upon his arrival in Washington on Saturday.Seoul’s push for the end-of-war declaration is also expected to
China’s answer to Instagram apologises for upsetting tourists with heavily edited photos
Xiaohongshu had more than 100 million monthly active young users as of December 2020, according to the company. Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media
Carmakers Sold 2.4 Million Fewer Vehicles in China Jan.-Aug. Amid Chip Shortage, Expert Says
(Yicai Global) Oct. 18 -- The chip shortage has affected sales of 2.4 million automobiles in China from January to August, according to an expert. China has been hit by the chip shortage since the end of last year. The chip shortage will not ease in the fourth quarter, and it is likely to continue until the middle of next year, said Yang Dayong, vice president of Chinese carmaker Changan Automobile. The shortfall of auto chips has impacted around 15 percent of the company’s sales and revenue this year, he added. Chinese firms shall gradually use more domestic-made chips to raise their market shares, he added.
Earthshot Prize: Costa Rica wins £1m from William's Earthshot prize
"If we had shown my parents how people live (today), how they will wander down the streets with a coffee cup, immediately throw it away, eat, throw away, everything throw away, they would've gone, 'what's going on?'" said Dame Emma.
WHO to send envoy to Romania over Covid-19 outbreak
A video conference will be held by experts of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Romania with those of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on October 18, announced MP Alexandru Rafila, Romania's representative to the WHO. Heather Papowitz, WHO director for medical crises, natural disasters and conflicts, will arrive and stay in Romania for at least 60 days, the state TV station announced, B1tv.ro reported. "Romania is the only country where over 300 people die every day, it is a concern for the European authorities […] Romania risks generating a new viral variant, and the European authorities are naturally trying to intervene to protect their interest," explained Radu ?incu, intensive care chief physician at Floreasca Hospital in Bucharest. In his turn, Alexandru Rafila advocates for enforcing full quarantine in Bucharest metropolitan area, where the incidence exceeded 16 Covid-19 infected persons per 1,000 residents over the past 14 days. andrei@romania-insider.com(Photo source: Askar Karimullin/Dreamstime.com)
Seven Hong Kong democrats jailed for up to 12 months over banned protest against security law
Seven pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong have been sentenced to up to 12 months in prison, after they pleaded guilty to offences linked to an unauthorised protest last year against the newly-imposed national security law. They admitted inciting others to participate in, organising and knowingly taking part in a banned protest on July 1 last year, when Hong Kong marked 23 years since its return to China. Their statements were widely reported, the judge remarked, and the incitement was “direct to all Hong Kong people.”Figo Chan. Hong Kong protesters march with a banner that read “I really fucking love Hong Kong” on July 1, 2020. They are among dozens of democrats who have been detained for over seven months pending trial for conspiracy to commit subversion.
Romania has the highest COVID mortality rate in the world
In the spring of 2020, at the onset of the COVID pandemic in Europe, Italy was the most affected country. Thought not as bad as Romania, the region of Eastern Europe is by far the worst hit in Europe. Eastern Europe (Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is red showing a spike in COVID cases. It is the highest average in Europe, but unfortunately, according to the latest data, it is also the highest average in the world. Romania is followed, in Europe, by Bulgaria, with an average of 12.37 deaths, according to Our World in Data.
Net zero emissions plan at impasse with Nationals still refusing to endorse target
Nationals MP Matt Canavan - a fierce opposition of a net zero emissions target - was another to share his concerns about the roadmap put forward. But Opposition leader Anthony Albanese said he believes an agreement on net zero would eventually be settled despite still expressing scepticism. “I have no doubt that the government will land net zero by 2050,” he said. “Taking net zero by 2050 to COP26 is not a plan, it's not a commitment, you need to take that and a strong interim target,” Ms Steggall said. The Greens have also warned that a net zero emissions pledge by 2050 needed to be backed up by a more ambitious medium-term target.
New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown in battle on Delta variant
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand, September 22, 2020. Once the poster child for stamping out COVID-19, New Zealand is now fighting a Delta outbreak that has spread across Auckland and neighbouring regions despite tough lockdown and border closures. "Any interim easing of restrictions ... will not work towards our plan of minimising cases while we increase vaccinations," Ardern told a news conference. The lockdown in the city of 1.7 million began in mid-August, in the effort to halt the outbreak. The Pacific nation was among just a handful of countries to reach zero COVID-19 cases last year, staying largely virus-free until the Delta outbreak in August frustrated efforts to stamp out transmission.
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Gunfire rings out during GSU homecoming
(KNOE) - A fight broke out and, seconds later, the apparent sound of gunfire scattered a packed crowd attending homecoming at Grambling State University over the weekend. Grambling State officials and Louisiana State Police confirmed the mass shooting happened on campus around 1:30 a.m. Of the eight victims, only one was a student. “Our campus community worked tirelessly to ensure that our students and others were safe for homecoming activities,” Gallot said. They said GSU students come from 40 states and about three dozen foreign countries, so all kinds of people should be expected. “Everybody in other states, other countries knows the history and knows of Grambling State University.
Walk It Off, Again: Atlanta Widens Lead Over Dodgers
The Dodgers seized another two-run lead in the seventh thanks to Chris Taylor’s double, but then opted to bring 20-game winner Julio Urias in from the bullpen to start the eighth inning instead of handing things over to a conventional reliever. Like Scherzer before him, Urias did not have his best stuff and Atlanta ambushed him for three hits, making it 4-4 on Riley’s double over Mookie Betts’s head that allowed Ozzie Albies to score from first base. He added that Urias should be fine to start Game 5 on Wednesday, should the game be necessary, despite Sunday’s pummeling in which he surrendered hits to half of the batters faced. Suddenly, shockingly, the Dodgers are in deep trouble. They went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position Sunday and 2 for 18 in Games 1 and 2 combined.
Men on trial for Ahmuad Arbery death, strikes in Haiti, Apple event: 5 things to know Monday
Police said the group was abducted by a gang called 400 Mawozo as they left a Haitian orphanage. It came days after a team of U.S. officials visited the country and pledged $15 million to help reduce gang violence. Time to organize your apps'Wendy Williams Show' to premiere without show's star: Wendy WilliamsWhat's "The Wendy Williams Show" without Wendy Williams? "It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties." Medical issues delayed the premiere to Oct. 4, then to Oct. 18.
German man allegedly killed wife then started search party to find her
A jealous husband is accused of strangling his wife to death in Germany and organizing a sham search party with their children and her sister, reports said. The accused husband, identified as 27-year-old Patrick S., allegedly killed his former beauty queen wife earlier this year after she told him she planned to leave him, according to the German newspaper Bild. The husband, self-admittedly “extremely jealous,” told authorities that he and his wife, identified as 27-year-old Jennifer S., had been having marital problems. He then texted his wife’s sister off of her phone that she planned to take a walk along the Rhine River that afternoon, where the fake search began, prosecutors said. Prosecutors reportedly argued that “because he could not have her, no one else should.”The couple has a history of violent domestic abuse and marital issues before the wife’s death.
Motorcyclist dead, driver hospitalized after high-speed crash in Brooklyn
A motorcyclist was killed and another driver hospitalized in a vehicle crash in Brooklyn on Sunday evening, cops said. A 25-year-old male driving a 2012 Infinity was speeding southbound on Ralph Avenue at about 5 p.m. when the driver lost control and struck a Talon motorcycle traveling in the same direction, according to police and sources. The motorcyclist, 24-year-old Joshua Dixon Taylor, was transported to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Infinity was also transported to Brookdale Hospital where he was in critical condition. NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is continuing its investigation into the deadly crash, the department said.
Singapore Tourism Board chief on reopening travel with Indonesia
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailReopening Singapore-Indonesia travel is important for both countries: Singapore Tourism BoardKeith Tan of the Singapore Tourism Board says Singapore and Indonesia are exploring options to reopen travel between the two countries in a more significant way. He says it's crucial for both governments to restore and rebuild connectivity.
Bill Clinton back in New York after brief hospital stay in California
Orange, Calif. (AP) -- Bill Clinton arrived Sunday at his home in New York to continue recovering from an infection that left him in treatment for six days at a Southern California hospital, officials said. The former president left the University of California Irvine Medical Center around 8 a.m. with Hillary Clinton on his arm. He gave a thumbs-up when a reporter asked how he was feeling, and he and Hillary Clinton then boarded a black SUV. Hillary Clinton had been with her husband at the hospital and was accompanied there Saturday by daughter Chelsea. In the years since Clinton left the White House in 2001, the former president has faced health scares.
CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum: Responsibility & Regulation
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum: Responsibility & RegulationThe way in which we achieve a sustainable future is everyone’s responsibility. From big business regulation and government targets to SME initiatives and personal consumer choices. We are all now environmental activists, but the way we engage with the issue is always unique. CNBC breaks down the demographics of change and the laws and regulations that can guide it.
European shares dip on inflation worries, weak China data
The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, October 8, 2021. REUTERS/StaffOct 18 (Reuters) - European shares opened lower on Monday, as surging commodity prices added to fears around a burgeoning energy crisis, while weak data from China kept concerns around slowing economic growth alive. The pan-European STOXX 600 (.STOXX) fell 0.4% by 0707 GMT after an upbeat start to the U.S. and European quarterly earnings season helped the benchmark mark its strongest weekly performance since March on Friday. read moreChina-exposed luxury stocks including LVMH (LVMH.PA) and Kering (PRTP.PA) fell about 2% each after Chinese President Xi Jinping's call to expand a consumption tax. read moreReporting by Anisha Sircar in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu SahuOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Russia's remote permafrost thaws, threatening homes and infrastructure
A man and stray dogs pass by a residential block constructed on stilts early morning in the town of Yakutsk, in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia, September 7, 2021. Like cities and towns across northern and northeastern Russia, Churapcha is suffering the consequence of climate change thawing the permafrost on which everything is built. With permafrost covering 65% of Russia's landmass, the costs are already mounting. Russia could face 7 trillion roubles ($97 billion) in infrastructure damage by 2050 if the rate of warming continues, said Mikhail Zheleznyak, director of Yakutsk's Melnikov Permafrost Institute. Across Russia, there are more than 15 million people living on permafrost foundations.
'Cement mountain': China's rocky road on biodiversity beyond rosy UN summit
A part of a wetland restoration project on the edge of Dianchi Lake is pictured in Kunming, Yunnan province, China October 14, 2021. "China is sticking to an ecology-first path for green development and has already made remarkable achievements," Vice-Premier Han Zheng said. The government would now put biodiversity at the heart of political and economic decision-making, he said. It also accused local real estate developers of turning the protected zone of Changyao Mountain, located on the southeast edge of the lake, into a "cement mountain". I personally think that protecting 30% of the world's land by 2030 is not enough."
China's power woes may worsen as demand surges amid coal supply lag
Shortages of domestic coal have driven fuel prices for Chinese power generators higher, causing the unprofitable companies to ration power to industrial users. "Despite efforts to increase coal supply, output fell in September due to weather, safety and logistics challenges. The supply and demand mismatch helped push Chinese coal futures to another record on Monday. Coal for January delivery, the most actively traded contract, climbed by the upper trading limit of 11% on Monday to 1,829 yuan ($284.15) a tonne, signalling a belief in a persistent coal supply crunch. read more"Recent price liberalization for coal power utilities and industrial end-users is a signal that the government is not confident that it can control coal prices in the near future," said Whitworth.
Ford to invest around $300 million to build electric car parts at UK plant
Ford logo is pictured at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File PhotoLONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Ford (F.N) said on Monday it would invest up to 230 million pounds ($316 million) to build electric car components at its Halewood factory in northern England. The plant will produce around 250,000 power units a year from mid-2024, the first European in-house location to make electric vehicle parts for Ford, which has pledged that its car line-up for the continent will be all-electric by 2030. The British government has tended to provide around 10% of the total investment value for automotive firms. "In this highly competitive, global race to secure electric vehicle manufacturing, our priority is to ensure the UK reaps the benefits," said business minister Kwasi Kwarteng.
Two decades on, Waigel and Prodi still differ on euro pact
With the European Union embarking on major reform of its Stability and Growth Pact of fiscal governance, Reuters conducted interviews with Theo Waigel and Romano Prodi, both crucial players in the 1999 birth of the euro. The Stability Pact was the answer to the fact that sustainability is not only necessary in climate and environmental policy, but also in fiscal policy. Prodi: "It's called the stability and growth pact, so in future it mustn't only put the accent on stability but also on growth ... The Stability Pact has sufficient flexibility, it does not need to be relaxed ... Prodi: "Reaching net zero by 2050 is an ambitious target that will need huge investments to modernise our industries.
Life after COVID: EU re-thinks budget rules for new era
European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 5, 2021. What began in 1997 as two regulations and a resolution of some 12 pages in total has since multiplied several times and is accompanied by a 108-page user manual, updated every year by the European Commission. In 2002 then European Commission President Romano Prodi called the Pact "stupid", a judgment he stands by today. Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis has said the investment exemption idea will definitely be part of the coming discussion. "Some countries wanted to exclude investments, others the pandemic costs, again other countries military spending from the stability pact calculations.
Factbox: 10 key dates in the life of the euro budget pact
European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 14, 2021. 1995 - German Finance Minister Theo Waigel proposes countries adopting the euro agree to toughen rules on budget deficits and impose financial sanctions against deficit violators. 1997 - Stability and Growth Pact rules are written up formally as regulations so that governments can coordinate fiscal policy in the soon-to-be-launched monetary union. The Commission asks the council of EU finance ministers - essentially, a grouping of all the EU national capitals - to approve harsher disciplinary action against Paris and Berlin. 2004 - The European Commission goes to the EU's top court to sue the Council of finance ministers for blocking pact rules.
Spain's 'Crying Room' seeks to banish mental health taboo
Anyone can drop in at the project, housed in a building in central Madrid, which aims to remove the stigma in society attached to mental health, crying and seeking help. "It is a really excellent idea to visualise the mental health issue. 1/5 A woman reads slogans in a crying space named 'La Lloreria' to raise awareness about mental health in Madrid, Spain, October 17, 2021. "It is not a taboo, it is a public health problem that we must talk about, make visible and act accordingly," he said about mental illness as he launched the plan on Oct. 10, World Mental Health Day. One in 10 adolescents has been diagnosed with a mental health condition while 5.8% of the overall population suffers from anxiety, according to government data.
Indonesia, Malaysia concerned over AUKUS nuclear subs plan
Andrea Verdelli/Pool via REUTERSSummary Ministers disappointed over MyanmarIndonesia-Malaysia travel corridor being discussedConcerns about impact of nuclear subs in regionJAKARTA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Malaysia and Indonesia share strong reservations over Australia's decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines, even though nuclear weapons were not part of the plan, Malaysia's foreign minister said on Monday. "Even though that country doesn't have the capacity for nuclear weapons, we are worried and concerned." Indonesia last month said it was concerned AUKUS could lead to a regional arms race. ASEAN will continue to offer humanitarian assistance to Myanmar, said Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. The foreign ministers also said they were in discussion about starting a travel corridor between Indonesia and Malaysia, and had agreed to finalise maritime sea borders in southern Malacca and the Sulawesi Sea.
India's vaccine effort slows as dose gap trumps output jump
REUTERS/Francis MascarenhasNEW DELHI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - India's vaccination campaign has slowed despite amassing record stockpiles of vaccine, health ministry data showed on Monday, as authorities maintain a wider-than-usual gap between doses in a strategy that has boosted coverage. The AstraZeneca vaccine, known as Covishield, accounts for 861 million doses of India's total injected figure of 977.6 million, while its other main vaccine, Covaxin has a dose interval of four to six weeks. Over the last few days, daily stocks of all COVID-19 vaccines have exceeded 100 million doses, the health ministry figures show, for states and federally controlled territories taken together. In contrast, daily vaccinations have dropped to an average of 5 million doses this month and even less in the past week, off a daily peak of 25 million last month. However, vaccine supply alone should not determine the gap, said Chandrakant Lahariya, a physician and epidemiologist in the capital, New Delhi.
Valneva reports positive results for coronavirus vaccine
The coronavirus vaccine developed by Valneva was successful in a late-stage clinical trial, the French company announced on Monday. Based on a trial with 4,012 participants, Valneva said that its vaccine prevented coronavirus infections at a similar rate to the Oxford/AstraZeneca shot. It also stimulated the creation of protective antibodies at a higher rate than the vaccine with which it was being compared. The Valneva shot is the only vaccine on clinical trial in Europe based on an inactivated, adjuvanted virus vector — a more traditional form of vaccine than mRNA or adenoviral-vector shots. In terms of safety, Valneva said that participants who received its vaccine reported "significantly fewer" adverse side-effects when compared with Oxford/AstraZeneca.
Sites where Germans killed Jews are dedicated in Poland
A man lays a candle at a new memorial at a mass grave to some 60 Jews, executed during the Holocaust in Wojslawice, Poland, on Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. It is one of many mass grave sites to be discovered in recent years in Poland, which during World War II was occupied by Adolf Hitler’s forces. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)A man lays a candle at a new memorial at a mass grave to some 60 Jews, executed during the Holocaust in Wojslawice, Poland, on Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. It is one of many mass grave sites to be discovered in recent years in Poland, which during World War II was occupied by Adolf Hitler’s forces. Nieradko says over 50 mass grave sites have been commemorated, 70 have been secured with wooden markers and she believes there are more still to be found.
NFL loaded with mediocre, poor teams 6 weeks into season
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Six weeks into the NFL season and each conference has only six teams with a winning record. A league that prides itself on parity is loaded with mediocre and poor teams. Five clubs have one win, the Lions are winless and four division races are all but over, barring major injuries to the first-place teams. The Bills would surpass the combined win total of New England (2-4), Miami and the Jets with a victory at Tennessee on Monday night. ___Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter at https://twitter.com/robmaaddi and his work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/robmaaddi___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
React Group Gets GBP230,000 25-Week Contract With Rail Customer
By Ian WalkerReact Group PLC said Monday that it has been awarded a 230,000 pound ($316,181) 25-week contract with a tier-one customer. The London-listed cleaning, hygiene, and decontamination company said that the contract is for special