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Former NFL and Notre Dame Player Louis Nix III Found Dead at 29
"We send our deepest condolences and love to his family, friends and football brotherhood," Notre Dame University said in a statementLouis Nix III, who played football for the New York Giants as well as the University of Notre Dame, has died. Notre Dame confirmed news of Nix's death on Sunday morning. We send our deepest condolences and love to his family, friends and football brotherhood," the university wrote in a statement. Head Coach Brian Kelly also mourned Nix's death. Although Nix's career with Notre Dame started out slow, with the late athlete not playing a single game as a freshman, he had a breakout sophomore year.
90 Day Fiancé: Big Ed Claims Relationship with Ex Rose Helped Her Financially
The former couple had a “great” virtual reunion on 90 Day Bares All90 Day Fiancé’s Big Ed Claims Ex-Fiancée Rose Is 'in a Better Financial Situation' Because They MetEd "Big Ed" Brown is rooting for his ex-fiancée Rosemarie "Rose" Vega's success. Recently, the 90 Day Fiancé stars reunited for the first time on spinoff 90 Day Bares All, which was the first time they came together since their romance fell apart on season 4 of the hit TLC reality series. Image zoom Credit: Rose Vega/instagramHowever, he credits their time on 90 Day Fiancé to boosting Vega's financial success. Image zoom Big Ed | Credit: TLCBrown also asked if his ex had any regrets about meeting him. RELATED VIDEO: 90 Day Fiancé: The Single Life: Big Ed Gets Dating Advice From His Friends"Well, I'm happy that you're happy and I don't regret meeting you at all.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Pledge to Drive 'Cultural Change' in Updated Archewell Website Message
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reaffirming their commitment to public service after officially stepping down as working members of the royal familyMeghan Markle and Prince Harry have made some changes to the website for their non-profit, Archewell Foundation. Now, the homepage features a photo of Meghan and Harry wearing masks while volunteering. "We invite you to join us as we work to build a better world, one act of compassion at a time," they conclude the letter along with their signatures — "Harry & Meghan." Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage?Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! In response, Harry and Meghan pushed back, saying in a statement: "We can all live a life of service.
These Top-Rated Denim Leggings Start Under $15 — And They Have Pockets
Listen: We don’t even want to call these denim leggings “jeggings” because jeggings typically get a bad rap. They usually look incredibly fake, like the “denim” was sloppily painted on, and they leave out all of the details that make a jean a jean. First and foremost, you’ll see that these leggings have back pockets. Plus, they get you that real jean look. Add in the topstitching at the pockets, side seam and leg openings and you have a full-fledged denim look!
Lea Michele: A Day in My Life With Son Ever
First-time mom Lea Michele is basking in baby bliss. Since welcoming son Ever last August, the actress, 34, has been happily settling into her new role as mom. In fact, Michele has been having so much fun during the last six months that she decided to give Us Weekly an exclusive inside look into what a typical day in her life looks like. I keep only fresh and healthy ingredients in my home so I can feel my absolute best.”Want to know how else Michele spends her time? Keep scrolling to see what a typical day in her life looks like.
Dylan Farrow Speaks Out About Home Video of Her at Age 7 Discussing Alleged Woody Allen Abuse
Dylan Farrow is asking for "empathy" ahead of the upcoming episode of Allen v. Farrow on Sunday evening. The second episode of the HBO four-part documentary series will feature home video footage of a then-7-year-old Dylan telling her mother, Mia Farrow, about the abuse she allegedly suffered by her adoptive father, Woody Allen. Allen v. Farrow, which premiered last week, features Mia and Dylan speaking about their longstanding allegations that Allen sexually abused Dylan, a claim which the director has denied. Image zoom Credit: HBOSpeaking about the footage, Dylan shared a lengthy social media statement on Twitter ahead of Sunday night's episode. Tonight's episode of the Allen v. Farrow docuseries features a video of me as a seven-year-old child disclosing my abuse to my mother," she began.
Surprise! Kaley Cuoco Cries Tears of Joy After Husband Karl Cook Comes Home Ahead of Golden Globes
Kaley Cuoco was nominated for best actress in a television series, comedy or musical, for her role in The Flight AttendantKaley Cuoco will have her husband by her side at the 2021 Golden Globes tonight! Image zoom Credit: Kaley Cuoco/Instagram"I knew he had a crazy schedule," she said. Image zoom Credit: Kaley Cuoco/InstagramCuoco is nominated for best actress in a television series, comedy or musical, for her role in HBO's The Flight Attendant. Image zoom Credit: Kaley Cuoco/InstagramImage zoom Credit: Kaley Cuoco/Instagram"Thank you @goldenglobes #hfpa I will never ever forget this moment and I can't stop crying...so proud of my entire team," she wrote. Along with Cuoco's nomination for best actress in a television series, musical or comedy, her show also nabbed recognition in the best television series, musical or comedy category.
CDC Recommends One-Shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine After FDA Authorizes Emergency Use
The vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is the third approved to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United StatesJohnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in the United States. And on Saturday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the vaccine, according to a statement from the federal agency. The vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is the third approved to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, following the authorization of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine. Johnson & Johnson said 20 million doses will then be available by the end of March in the U.S., followed by 100 million by the summer, the AP reported. Over 70 million vaccine doses have been administered across the country as of Sunday afternoon, according to CDC data.
Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas Joke About Jonas Brothers' Future on 'SNL'
Kevin Jonas crashed Nick Jonas‘ Saturday Night Live hosting debut to ask his brother some important questions about the Jonas Brothers‘ future. And my brother Kevin is actually in the audience tonight.”Oldest Jonas brother Kevin stood up and took his moment in the spotlight, questioning Nick about the band. The Bridgerton star, who hosted the February 20 episode, left a note for Nick ahead of his debut. “Just have the BEST time Nick!” the note, which Nick showed off via Instagram Story, read. “Thanks for the note @regejean.”Nick’s wife, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, wasn’t present for Nick’s SNL hosting debut but was watching along from London.
Buzzzz-o-Meter: Celebs Love The Shop Laguna Beach
Heating up in Hollywood! If you’re looking to hop on the trendy kombucha bandwagon or for new stylish clothes to add to your wardrobe, Us Weekly has you covered! Find out what celebrities are buzzing about this week by scrolling through the photos!
Leap Year Babies! Celebrities Who Were Born on February 29
February 29 only falls on the calendar once every four years or so, giving the people who are born on the bonus day an excuse to party harder than regular ol’ folk. As one of the most well-known stars born on February 29, Ja Rule cracked a joke about his age when he turned the big 4-0 in 2016 during the launch of his Las Vegas show. “My @foxtailatsls residency kick [sic] off crazy wit [sic] my 10th bday party lol,” he quipped via Instagram at the time. “Tony believes that the secret to living is giving,” the motivational speaker’s wife, Sage Robbins, said in a statement in 2020. Scroll down to see stars who were born on February 29!
Vanessa Bryant Responds to Evan Rachel Wood's Kobe 'Rapist' Tweet
Vanessa Bryant came to the defense of her late husband, Kobe Bryant, after an old tweet from actress Evan Rachel Wood caught her attention. Vanessa, 38, claimed she hadn’t seen the message before, posting a screengrab of it via her Instagram Story. She had bruises around her neck after the encounter, which the Philadelphia native claimed were the result of a sex act. Kobe died in January 2020 in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter, Giana, and seven other victims. They were on their way to a basketball game when the aircraft crashed into a hillside in Los Angeles.
Witney Carson Admits She Struggled With Postpartum Body Image
Witney Carson is still adjusting to life as a mom after welcoming her first child in January. The Dancing With the Stars pro, 27, spoke candidly with fans about some of the struggles she’s faced, including issues with body image and mom guilt. The professional dancer also talked about another issue she’s dealt with since welcoming her baby boy: mom guilt. “I think the mom guilt has hit me harder than I thought,” she admitted. !”Carson has been open with her fans about her postpartum experience since welcoming Leo with husband Carson McAllister on January 3.
Sister Wives’ Kody Brown on ‘Tension’ With His Four Spouses
Sister Wives star Kody Brown got real about the difficulties he has faced in his four marriages, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. “For some reason, there’s this psychic tension with us.”Brown noted that he used to hold family meetings with wives Meri Brown, Janelle Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown, but the proceedings became “awkward” and “frustrating,” so they stopped having them. “But, you know, that’s all retrospective because now I’m watching it and I’m going, ‘Holy cow, why am I so angry? She’s going to go see her kids. If she’s going to be potentially exposed and then asked to quarantine after a while she’s gone.
Kourtney Kardashian Hangs With Boyfriend Travis Barker in Studio
Kourtney Kardashian was all lit up as she spent time with boyfriend Travis Barker in the studio. “Kourtney and Travis are officially a couple,” a source told Us at the time. I have no ill will toward anybody.”Moakler also addressed her “like” of an Instagram comment that said Barker “downgraded” with Kardashian. A lot of times when I’m on my social media, I ‘like’ all the fans’ comments,” she explained. It was just kind of an unfortunate event, but I definitely wasn’t trying to start a social media war!”
Pregnant Whitney, Carlin Bates: How Many Children We Want
Kelly Jo Bates is the mother of 19 children — but her kids have their sights set on smaller broods. “My mom’s super mom,” Carlin Bates exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, February 25. Carlin’s older sister Erin Bates chimed in, “Maybe [they’ll have] between six and 19.”As for their sister-in-law Whitney Bates, the Lincoln Memorial University grad, 22, told Us that 19 children “sounds a little high,” for her and husband Zach Bates. In November 2020, the Bringing Up Bates star announced via Instagram that she and Zach Bates are expecting baby No. “I have to say, it’s probably the absolute funniest thing,” Whitney told Us.
‘Heroes’ Cast: Where Are They Now?
NBC’s Heroes was packed with shocking twists and turns that still have fans reeling, years after the show’s 2010 finale. The first of Heroes’ four seasons aired in September 2006 and saw an average of 14.3 million viewers, making it one of the most successful NBC debuts in years. Despite the show’s popularity, Ventimiglia admitted to struggling to find his next step once Heroes came to an end. I really couldn’t,” the This Is Us star recalled during a 2018 interview with Access. Keep scrolling to find out what Panettiere, Ventimiglia and more Heroes alums are doing now.
‘RHOBH’ Alum Eden Sassoon Criticizes Dorit Kemsley’s Appearance
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Eden Sassoon called out her former costar Dorit Kemsley for changing her appearance. “The only plastic surgery I’ve had done is my boobs,” she explained. Kemsley complained at the time that she got up at 4 a.m., retorting, “I have a f—king life, Kyle [Richards]. I have a f—king life. “Saying you have a f—king life but came late because you wanted to have your hair and make up done doesn’t exactly classify as having a life,” she wrote.
Dancing With the Stars’ Hottest Hookups!
Love on set! These Dancing With the Stars pros and contestants became more than just friends while shooting the hit ABC series. Scroll down to find out which relationships were short-lived, and which ones lasted!
Chrishell Stause Jokes About ‘Last F--ks’ After Keo Motsepe Split
Chrishell Stause made light of her split from Keo Motsepe after accusing her ex of “lying” during their relationship. “#womensupportingwomen #catlife4life #jkdogs #empoweredwomenempowerwomen.”Us Weekly confirmed on Friday, February 26, that Stause and Motsepe, 31, split after three months of dating. Keo’s super upset over this and still trying to process it.”The realtor slammed the Dancing With the Stars pro later that day. I don’t see them getting back together.”Us broke the news in January that Stause finalized her divorce from Justin Hartley. The exes split in November 2019 after two years of marriage.
Golden Globes 2021: Full List of Nominees and Winners
The first awards show of the year debuts on Sunday, February 28, featuring the biggest stars in both movies and television. For the first time ever, the Golden Globes will be hosted live from two locations. Netflix dominated the nominations list with 42 total nods, honoring Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Queen’s Gambit and The Crown. The Crown landed more nominations than any other TV show with six honors, followed by Schitt’s Creek with five. Scroll through the gallery below for the full list of nominees, with winners to be added as announced:
Rachael Kirkconnell Reacts to Rachel Lindsay Instagram Harassment
Rachael Kirkconnell spoke out about the harassment Rachel Lindsay has faced in the wake of her interview with Chris Harrison, which led the former Bachelorette to deactivate her Instagram account. “Rachel Lindsay and other BIPOC have called for myself and others to be held accountable. The controversy began when Harrison, 49, defended Kirkconnell in an Extra interview with Lindsay on February 9 amid racism allegations. “I’m here to say I was wrong,” she wrote via Instagram on February 11. Emmanuel Acho has been tapped to host After the Final Rose, during which the Georgia native will talk about the scandal.
Mary-Kate Olsen Seen With John Cooper After Olivier Sarkozy Split
Mary-Kate Olsen spent an evening out on the town with Brightwire founder and CEO John Cooper on Friday, February 26. Photos published by the Daily Mail showed the duo dining with a couple at a New York City restaurant. Olsen, 34, sipped wine and, later, a cocktail during the meal. Olsen’s outing with the business mogul comes one month after she and ex-husband Olivier Sarkozy finalized their divorce. A source told Us Weekly at the time Olsen and Sarkozy had an “ironclad prenup.”The insider added, “Her business interests and fortune are protected.”Olsen and sister Ashley Olsen are cofounders of fashion lines The Row and Elizabeth and James.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Remove Diana Pic From Archewell Website
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made a small but noticeable change to the website for their nonprofit foundation after confirming that they are not returning as senior members of the royal family. The couple removed a photo of Harry and his late mother, Princess Diana, from the Archewell homepage. When the couple relaunched the website at the end of last year, they shared two childhood photos with their mothers. Together we bring you Archewell,” a letter from the pair read at the time. And from their point of view, it’s not the end of the world,” the source added.
San Marino begins Russian Sputnik rollout over EU jab slump: 'We had to make a choice'
San Marino begins Russian Sputnik rollout over EU jab slump: 'We had to make a choice'Added: 28.02.2021 14:35 | 19 views | 0 commentsSAN Marino has begun the rollout of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine and joins a growing list of European countries who have bypassed the EU's procurement programme which has been too slow.
'Kidnapped' Princess Latifa claims she's been brainwashed in new audio footage
Added: 28.02.2021 11:16 | 19 views | 0 comments"KIDNAPPED" Princess Latifa was warned nothing could force her father to release her and told "nobody is stronger than him", she claims in new audio footage.
Nipah virus bio-terror threat: Pathogen risks being weaponised by 'bad actors' – warning
Nipah virus bio-terror threat: Pathogen risks being weaponised by 'bad actors' – warningAdded: 28.02.2021 10:27 | 21 views | 0 commentsSource: homelandprepnews.comTHE NIPAH VIRUS could be used as a weapon by bio-terrorists because of its "high fatality rate and ability to cause public fear" and has is considered a threat "that needs to be addressed", experts have claimed. More in feedproxy.google.com »
France election: Le Pen's adviser erupts in furious rant over Macron's 4 years of 'chaos'
France election: Le Pen's adviser erupts in furious rant over Macron's 4 years of 'chaos'Added: 28.02.2021 9:33 | 21 views | 0 commentsMARINE LE PEN's special adviser has erupted in outrage at French President Emmanuel Macron, accusing him of plunging France into "chaos".
Unity shattered: MEP breaks cover to slam vaccine ‘disgrace’– VDL ‘won’t get away with it’
Unity shattered: MEP breaks cover to slam vaccine ‘disgrace’– VDL ‘won’t get away with it’Added: 28.02.2021 9:00 | 23 views | 0 commentsTHE EU'S coronavirus vaccine policy has been ripped apart by a Swedish MEP who warned Ursula von der Leyen has caused a "catastrophe" in the bloc.
Shame on you, Macron! Oxford jab outperforms rivals for over-70s
Added: 28.02.2021 8:23 | 19 views | 0 commentsTHE Oxford-AstraZeneca is slightly more effective at reducing the risk of hospitalisation than the Pfizer vaccine, according to new research, amid criticisms from European leaders - including Emmanuel Macron - over the jab's efficacy.
Vanessa Bryant calls on deputies who shared Kobe Bryant crash photos to be ID'd publicly
Vanessa Bryant calls on deputies who shared Kobe Bryant crash photos to be ID'd publiclyAdded: 28.02.2021 22:18 | 3 views | 0 commentsThe widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant called it a double standard that the sheriff's department wants to redact deputy names in their ongoing lawsuit.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine gets CDC panel backing, could start shipping within 24 hours
Johnson & Johnson vaccine gets CDC panel backing, could start shipping within 24 hoursAdded: 28.02.2021 22:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe federal government, through distribution partner McKesson Corp, plans to ship the first shots Sunday night or Monday morning.
The pro-Trump secession movement isn't a joke — it's a lot more dangerous
The pro-Trump secession movement isn't a joke — it's a lot more dangerousAdded: 28.02.2021 21:17 | 9 views | 0 commentsThis kind of seditious rhetoric would spell disaster for the supposedly United States of America.
Being older or overweight gives you access to the hottest ticket in town — a Covid vaccine
Being older or overweight gives you access to the hottest ticket in town — a Covid vaccineAdded: 28.02.2021 18:17 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: akahinews.orgAfter years of slyly keeping certain things about ourselves secret — even with our loved ones — it turns out the truth will set us free (from lockdown). More in www.nbcnews.com »
Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana
Added: 28.02.2021 18:17 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe historic move makes Virginia the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia.
Missing former NFL player Louis Nix found dead in Florida
Added: 28.02.2021 18:17 | 10 views | 0 commentsNix’s death was confirmed by his mother after a vehicle matching his car’s description was pulled from a retention pond in Jacksonville near his apartment.
France left fuming as Germany defies EU warnings with new border closures amid Covid fears
Added: 28.02.2021 19:33 | 13 views | 0 commentsFRANCE has hit out at Germany's decision to close parts of the border between the two countries in a fresh coronavirus crackdown.
Merkel dubbed 'most expensive Chancellor' as recovery fund torn to shreds by MEP
Merkel dubbed 'most expensive Chancellor' as recovery fund torn to shreds by MEPAdded: 28.02.2021 14:40 | 21 views | 0 commentsANGELA MERKEL has been dubbed "the most expensive Chancellor in history" by German MEP Gunnar Beck in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk on the recovery fund.
An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes
An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing HomesAdded: 20.08.2020 15:03 | 10 views | 0 commentsResearchers are testing an experimental drug to halt sudden outbreaks. The trial may bring a new type of treatment for the virus.
College Officials Clamp Down on Student Behavior Over Covid-19 Fears
College Officials Clamp Down on Student Behavior Over Covid-19 FearsAdded: 20.08.2020 10:27 | 14 views | 0 commentsJoe Biden criticized President Trump’s virus response and outlined a strategy to fight the pandemic. Overburdened health care specialists are finding themselves on the front lines as schools reopen.
Pediatrics Group Offers ‘Long Overdue’ Apology for Racist Past
Pediatrics Group Offers ‘Long Overdue’ Apology for Racist PastAdded: 20.08.2020 10:00 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: www.aao.orgThe American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination. More in www.nytimes.com »
Budget: Rishi Sunak promises help as Covid restrictions ease
Added: 28.02.2021 12:04 | 23 views | 0 commentsBut Rishi Sunak says he wants "to be honest" with the public about the shock suffered by the economy.
Plan your vaccine: Everything you need to know about getting a Covid-19 vaccination
Plan your vaccine: Everything you need to know about getting a Covid-19 vaccinationAdded: 28.02.2021 22:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsEverything you need to know about getting a Covid-19 vaccination as the rollout extends across the U.S.
30 vehicles collide on Montana bridge in major winter weather crash
Added: 28.02.2021 22:18 | 3 views | 0 commentsIt's "the largest pileup, and winter-time accident, that I've seen in my nearly 20 years with the fire department," Billings chief says.
Dozens of pro-democracy activists detained as police crack down in Hong Kong
Dozens of pro-democracy activists detained as police crack down in Hong KongAdded: 28.02.2021 22:18 | 3 views | 0 comments“I hope everyone won’t give up on Hong Kong ... (and) fight on," activist Sam Cheung told reporters Sunday before entering a police station.
Virginia's off-year elections could pose key test for both parties
Virginia's off-year elections could pose key test for both partiesAdded: 28.02.2021 13:30 | 21 views | 0 commentsA 16-year political shift has transformed the Commonwealth of Virginia from a solidly red state to a blue one.
Apple had a blowout quarter in China. But can its success there continue?
Apple had a blowout quarter in China. But can its success there continue? Added: 28.02.2021 13:28 | 23 views | 0 commentsApple blew through its December quarter record for sales in China when it reported earnings last month.
No hate crime charge against suspect in New York stabbing of Asian man
No hate crime charge against suspect in New York stabbing of Asian manAdded: 28.02.2021 4:20 | 23 views | 0 commentsA man accused of stabbing an Asian man Thursday outside the federal courthouse in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City was arraigned Saturday on charges including attempted murder.
Four children and two adults were rescued from a sinking boat off the Georgia coast
Four children and two adults were rescued from a sinking boat off the Georgia coastAdded: 28.02.2021 4:06 | 22 views | 0 commentsTwo adults and four children were rescued Friday by the US Coast Guard off the Georgia coast after their boat stuck an object and started sinking.
Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74
Added: 20.08.2020 21:49 | 12 views | 0 commentsAs a researcher at AT&T, she helped lay the groundwork for modern digital assistants like Siri and Alexa.
Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly Plant
Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly PlantAdded: 20.08.2020 20:10 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: www.nickiswift.comThe chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous. More in www.nytimes.com »
U.S. Mail Delays Slow Delivery of Medicines
Added: 20.08.2020 19:33 | 14 views | 0 commentsIn addition to concerns over mail-in voting, the cost-cutting at the Postal Service affects the millions of people who get their prescriptions by mail.
Democratic lawmakers wrestle with how to proceed on immigration
Added: 28.02.2021 18:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsDemocratic lawmakers are wrestling with how to move forward with a series of immigration bills that would legalize undocumented immigrants, with some pushing for sweeping immigration revisions out of the gate and others urging caution.
How long should movies be in theaters before streaming? Hollywood is trying to find out
How long should movies be in theaters before streaming? Hollywood is trying to find outAdded: 28.02.2021 18:17 | 17 views | 0 commentsWith the movie business upended during the pandemic and tilting more towards streaming than cineplexes, Hollywood is rethinking its business model. One significant debate is how long a gap there should be between a film's theatrical release and its availability on streaming services.
Q&A: How Flint's water crisis shook faith in the Covid-19 vaccine
Q&A: How Flint's water crisis shook faith in the Covid-19 vaccineAdded: 28.02.2021 17:23 | 8 views | 0 commentsMistrust in the government is nothing new for the residents of Flint, Michigan.
A huge iceberg that's bigger than New York City broke off near a UK base in Antarctica
A huge iceberg that's bigger than New York City broke off near a UK base in AntarcticaAdded: 28.02.2021 17:23 | 6 views | 0 commentsA giant iceberg broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Friday, not far from a British scientific outpost.
Manufacturing CEO: Before Biden, it felt like we were fighting the pandemic alone
Manufacturing CEO: Before Biden, it felt like we were fighting the pandemic aloneAdded: 28.02.2021 17:23 | 6 views | 0 commentsA former Republican operative who now leads one of the nation's most powerful business groups is praising President Joe Biden's efforts to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.
New Yorkers rally against wave of anti-Asian hate
New Yorkers rally against wave of anti-Asian hateAdded: 28.02.2021 13:59 | 23 views | 0 commentsNoel Quintana said he was slashed across the face.
'Very unusual': Arctic air set to hit Eastern US with record-low temperatures for May
'Very unusual': Arctic air set to hit Eastern US with record-low temperatures for MayAdded: 06.05.2020 18:59 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe blast of cold air set to hit the Eastern U.S. this week could bring record-low temperatures and snowfall and frost in some Northeast states.
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warns
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warnsAdded: 22.04.2020 14:14 | 10 views | 0 commentsFamines of "biblical proportions" are becoming a serious risk as the coronavirus crisis threatens to double the number of people nearing starvation, a U.N. body has warned.
CDC advisers recommend Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to start this week
CDC advisers recommend Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to start this weekAdded: 28.02.2021 20:18 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe doses are expected to start shipping as early as Monday to sites already receiving doses of the two other authorized vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
Calls mount for independent investigation into Cuomo’s sexual harassment allegations
Added: 28.02.2021 19:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe New York governor has been accused of sexual harassment by former aides Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan.
At least take down the razor wire: D.C. residents, lawmakers chafe at Capitol fence
At least take down the razor wire: D.C. residents, lawmakers chafe at Capitol fenceAdded: 28.02.2021 19:17 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe barrier that was erected after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach is disrupting life for residents of the neighborhood and the city.
Allies of Rep. Adam Kinzinger launch new super PAC to support Republicans who have bucked Trump
Allies of Rep. Adam Kinzinger launch new super PAC to support Republicans who have bucked TrumpAdded: 28.02.2021 13:22 | 20 views | 0 commentsThe effort will be up against significant head winds, as Trump still holds vast sway over the Republican Party, even after his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol last month.
Supreme Court to again consider federal protections for minority voters
Supreme Court to again consider federal protections for minority votersAdded: 28.02.2021 12:24 | 27 views | 0 commentsA more conservative court could make changes in how rules for next election will be set.
3 officers were hurt in an explosion in Wichita
3 officers were hurt in an explosion in WichitaAdded: 28.02.2021 18:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsThree Wichita, Kansas, police officers were injured in a possible explosion Saturday while responding to a call at a vacant home, authorities said.
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate change
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate changeAdded: 21.05.2020 19:49 | 10 views | 0 commentsAging dams in the U.S. will increasingly fail and cause death and environmental destruction as climate change makes extreme precipitation more frequent, scientists warn.
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floods
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floodsAdded: 21.05.2020 19:45 | 11 views | 0 commentsSource: www.monroenews.comThe failure of two Michigan dams on Tuesday evening led to devastating floods and the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. More in www.cnbc.com »
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challenges
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challengesAdded: 21.05.2020 17:04 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus is complicating the job for emergency officials as they look to keep their teams and residents safe while responding to a catastrophe.
'Catastrophic' flooding underway as dam failures in Michigan force thousands to evacuate
Added: 20.05.2020 16:45 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe collapse of the Edenville Dam and Sanford Dam in Michigan released floodwaters that have inundated houses and businesses on the Tittabawassee River.
Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens prevention
Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens preventionAdded: 18.05.2020 11:00 | 11 views | 0 commentsClimate change has fueled more frequent weather disasters that release deadly carcinogens into communities and delay access to cancer treatment.
Coronavirus, floods and locust swarms: Kenya is fighting a 'triple whammy' of crises
Added: 18.05.2020 6:59 | 10 views | 0 commentsAlready navigating the coronavirus pandemic and the worst invasion of desert locusts for more than 25 years, parts of East Africa are now being devastated by flooding.
Tropical storm could form off the East Coast this weekend before hurricane season even begins
Tropical storm could form off the East Coast this weekend before hurricane season even beginsAdded: 13.05.2020 19:52 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe Atlantic hurricane season's first tropical storm could develop near Florida and the Bahamas this weekend, continuing a trend toward more preseason storms in the Atlantic in recent years.
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warns
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warnsAdded: 13.05.2020 14:40 | 10 views | 0 commentsScientists warned that billions of people could be forced to endure "unliveable" circumstances by 2070 if decisive action is not taken to halt climate change.
Earth has hottest May on record, with 2020 on track to be one of the top 10 warmest years
Earth has hottest May on record, with 2020 on track to be one of the top 10 warmest yearsAdded: 05.06.2020 8:00 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe Earth had its hottest May ever last month, continuing an unrelenting climate change trend as 2020 is set to be among the hottest 10 years ever.
Heat wave scorches parts of U.S. and India; Siberia experiences record high temperatures
Added: 29.05.2020 18:09 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe heatwave in Siberia raises major concerns over devastating wildfires breaking out this summer as climate change accelerates permafrost melt in much of the Arctic region.
Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter, younger trees
Added: 28.05.2020 19:00 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe Amazon rainforest is the biggest deforestation front in the world with more than 20% of the forest already destroyed.
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communities
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communitiesAdded: 29.05.2020 11:23 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus pandemic is leaving migrant workers unable to send money or goods home to families, cutting off a vital lifeline for communities already under siege from a barrage of external shocks.
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for it
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for itAdded: 27.05.2020 16:54 | 9 views | 0 commentsAmericans' finances have been battered by the coronavirus pandemic, and now a new threat is emerging: hurricane season. Only 15% of people polled by the American Institute of CPAs have drafted a disaster plan to deal with it.
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on the company's flooded Michigan facility
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on the company's flooded Michigan facilityAdded: 22.05.2020 16:15 | 11 views | 0 commentsSource: corporate.dow.comJim Fitterling, chairman and CEO of Dow, joins "Squawk on the Street" to discuss the evacuation and flooding of its facility in Michigan. More in www.cnbc.com »
Don't get caught unprepared if disaster strikes. Here's what you can do to get ready
Don't get caught unprepared if disaster strikes. Here's what you can do to get readyAdded: 22.05.2020 14:02 | 10 views | 0 commentsWith more than 38 million Americans out of work since the coronavirus pandemic began, the importance of a financial first-aid kit has never been more important.
Man advertises room for rent with brutal amount of honesty
Added: 15.01.2018 13:26 | 9 views | 0 commentsRaphael Briand is leaving London and is trying to get a new renter to move into his old room (some may find the language offensive)
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first time
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first timeAdded: 15.01.2018 9:46 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe tiny, venomous funnel web spiders were filmed by staff at the Australian Reptile Park as they crawled out of their egg sack
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosure
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosureAdded: 14.01.2018 19:41 | 9 views | 0 commentsSource: lelands.comThe big cat, believed to belong to Todd Dalton, was only caught when a farmer set a trap after some of his sheep were killed More in www.mirror.co.uk »
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life child
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life childAdded: 14.01.2018 10:25 | 9 views | 0 commentsProfessors from Purdue University designed the frightening tot to study how infants are exposed to bacteria as they crawl across the ground
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot - and the end result is terrifyingAdded: 14.01.2018 16:25 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe photographer decided to edit seven of the photos, and they are all rather creepy
Island nations facing a 'perfect storm' as the coronavirus intersects with hurricane season
Added: 12.06.2020 7:57 | 10 views | 0 commentsAs well as being threatened by a global recession, extreme weather and the ongoing health crisis, many island economies have been hit hard by plummeting international tourism amid the pandemic.
Oppressive heat approaches U.S. in early July as wildfires burn through Arizona
Added: 01.07.2020 18:42 | 11 views | 0 commentsA potentially historic heat wave is expected to hit more than two-thirds of the continental U.S. in the first several weeks of July, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.
Eat it: Hanoi chef spreads joy with 'Coronaburger'
Added: 26.03.2020 17:04 | 9 views | 0 commentsYou've got to eat it, to beat it: That's the philosophy of one Hanoi chef who is attempting to boost morale in the Vietnamese capital by selling green, coronavirus-themed burgers.
Who let the dogs out? A few Spaniards defy coronavirus lockdown
Who let the dogs out? A few Spaniards defy coronavirus lockdownAdded: 25.03.2020 19:35 | 9 views | 0 commentsUnder partial lockdown due to the spiraling coronavirus pandemic, Spaniards are allowed to leave home only for essential outings, walking a dog being one of them.
British vicar catches fire waiting for God's answer
British vicar catches fire waiting for God's answerAdded: 25.03.2020 5:07 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.londonstudent.co.ukA British vicar got more than he expected from his first attempt at an online sermon when he leaned too close to a candle on a cross and his sweater caught fire. More in feeds.reuters.com » Tags: Fire
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour Bridge
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour BridgeAdded: 16.01.2018 3:52 | 9 views | 0 commentsA police officer is heard stifling a laugh as he drives along behind the marsupial in footage filmed from a pursuing patrol car
Mystery of 'extremely loud explosion' which stunned Merseyside residents
Added: 16.01.2018 2:04 | 9 views | 0 commentsLoud bangs were heard on Monday evening after a thunder storm - with some social media users raising fears there had been an explosion.
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fans
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fansAdded: 15.01.2018 16:14 | 9 views | 0 commentsDisneyland is supposed to be a fun experience for visitors - and a lot of work goes into making it so
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands for
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands forAdded: 15.01.2018 14:56 | 9 views | 0 commentsPeople are astonished by the simple acronym used by the hair straightener company
Clawing back normality: Bangkok cat cafe reopens after virus shutdown
Added: 08.05.2020 10:20 | 13 views | 0 commentsAs Thailand's capital cautiously reopens many restaurants shuttered over coronavirus fears, the feline "employees" of the Caturday Cafe are back at work.
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police say
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police sayAdded: 06.05.2020 10:51 | 13 views | 0 commentsA trooper stopping a car with a suspected "impaired driver" on a U.S. highway on Monday was bemused to find a 5-year-old in the driver's seat, the Utah Highway Patrol tweeted.
Thailand's pet groomer reopens as new coronavirus cases slow
Added: 05.05.2020 12:36 | 13 views | 0 commentsChewy and Miley, both two-year-old Schnauzer dogs, are getting their hair cut at a groomer in Bangkok for the first time since the new coronavirus outbreak began in Thailand in January.
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battle
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battleAdded: 04.05.2020 6:58 | 13 views | 0 commentsVolunteers clad as Superman and Spider-Man sprayed disinfectant against the coronavirus on Indonesia's island of Java, flanking a colleague wearing the winged helmet of local superhero Gatotkaca who shouted, "Wear masks, wash hands and stay alert."
President queries Tanzania coronavirus kits after goat test
Added: 04.05.2020 12:21 | 14 views | 0 commentsCoronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
Sex toy sales take off amid Colombia's coronavirus quarantine
Added: 14.04.2020 20:02 | 12 views | 0 commentsGerson Monje holds up his cellphone to proudly show off his online sex shop. A red banner reading "sold out!" is plastered across half of the products.
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urged
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urgedAdded: 30.04.2020 10:14 | 13 views | 0 commentsWith potato farmers and processors struggling, Belgians are being urged to eat more fries to offset a slump in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuban dons full-body cardboard shield against coronavirus
Added: 18.06.2020 15:04 | 13 views | 0 commentsEver since the novel coronavirus reached Cuba, a tall cardboard box with arms and legs can be seen tottering around a Havana suburb, popping into the bakery or butchers, or browsing the newspaper stand.
Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla
Added: 17.06.2020 8:48 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe appearance of a mysterious white object in the sky over northern Japan on Wednesday set social media ablaze, with speculation ranging from UFOs to coronavirus and North Korean propaganda.
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in business
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in businessAdded: 16.06.2020 16:48 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: newsflash.oneVolunteer pet groomer Kriengkai Thatwakorn is thrilled to be back helping out stray dogs in Thailand, some in urgent need of a shearing after waiting three sweltering months for a trim. More in feeds.reuters.com » Tags: Thailand
Animal baby boom at Palestinian zoo after people disappear
Added: 12.06.2020 18:32 | 13 views | 0 commentsPeacocks, ostriches and baboons joined in an animal baby boom at a Palestinian zoo during the coronavirus closure as they let nature take its course free from human distractions.
Russian chefs in naked lockdown protest after virus strips them of income
Added: 09.06.2020 14:14 | 13 views | 0 commentsRussian restaurant owners stripped of their income by the coronavirus lockdown are campaigning for their businesses to be allowed to reopen by posting pictures of themselves naked on social media.
Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan
Added: 29.05.2020 20:43 | 13 views | 0 commentsIndian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-in
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-inAdded: 18.05.2020 13:35 | 11 views | 0 commentsAustralian police on Monday charged a German student with breaking into a Sydney museum as security footage showed him allegedly taking selfies next to dinosaur exhibits.
iPhone's Face Unlock with a mask will soon work a lot better, but of course there's a catch
iPhone's Face Unlock with a mask will soon work a lot better, but of course there's a catchAdded: 28.02.2021 12:25 | 14 views | 0 commentsAn upcoming update to your iPhone will make it possible to unlock your phone using Face ID even when your face is covered with a mask.
Clubhouse: What is it and how do you get invited?
Clubhouse: What is it and how do you get invited? Added: 28.02.2021 10:23 | 23 views | 0 commentsSource: erinhills.comThe new social-media app has already attracted huge names - and been banned in several countries. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
US Soccer scraps anthem-kneeling policy
Added: 28.02.2021 10:43 | 21 views | 0 commentsUnited States Soccer on Saturday voted to end a ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, something they have done to protest racial inequality and police brutality.
Report: Some NFL coaches want season delayed
Report: Some NFL coaches want season delayedAdded: 18.06.2020 19:42 | 12 views | 0 commentsSome NFL coaches want the 2020 regular season delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN's Ed Werder reported.
Lamine Diack will die in jail if sentenced
Added: 18.06.2020 18:50 | 14 views | 0 commentsLawyers for former world athletics chief Lamine Diack, who is on trial for corruption, on Thursday protested their client's innocence and said the 87-year-old would die in jail if sentenced to a prison term.
Kaepernick joins Medium, will create content on race and civil rights
Added: 18.06.2020 18:44 | 15 views | 0 commentsFormer NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has joined the board of directors of Medium and will work on content focused on race and civil rights, the U.S.-based online publishing platform announced on Thursday.
$1.9T stimulus bill faces headwinds as it moves to the Senate. What happens next
$1.9T stimulus bill faces headwinds as it moves to the Senate. What happens nextAdded: 28.02.2021 17:00 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.visitscotland.comThe $1.9 trillion stimulus bill cleared the House on Friday. This week, the relief package with its $1,400 checks faces new hurdles as it nears its deadline. Here's where the bill stands. More in www.cnet.com »
Where to buy PS5: Retailer updates for Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and more
Where to buy PS5: Retailer updates for Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and moreAdded: 28.02.2021 16:55 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe PS5 inventory situation at most retailers is fluid and frustrating, but we're keeping an eye on it for you.
Stimulus check timeline under threat? These things could delay your third payment
Stimulus check timeline under threat? These things could delay your third paymentAdded: 28.02.2021 16:00 | 18 views | 0 commentsTop Democrats have given themselves a two-week deadline to turn the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law, but a provision in the package could throw a wrench in the schedule. Here's the deal.
How to track your 2020 tax refund online with the IRS: Tools and dates to know
How to track your 2020 tax refund online with the IRS: Tools and dates to knowAdded: 28.02.2021 15:30 | 19 views | 0 commentsLooking for your federal tax refund? Here's where to track it after you file, along with your missing stimulus check money.
Crypto wallets: What you need to know
Crypto wallets: What you need to knowAdded: 28.02.2021 14:00 | 7 views | 0 commentsFrom Coinbase to PayPal, crypto owners have more options than ever for safely securing their digital currency.
Thanks to Google, you can now schedule text messages on your Android phone
Thanks to Google, you can now schedule text messages on your Android phoneAdded: 28.02.2021 13:15 | 24 views | 0 commentsYou can now decide the exact minute a text message gets sent, ensuring you never forget to say happy birthday to Mom again.
What to know about SSDI, SSI and stimulus checks: New qualifications, missing money, more
Added: 28.02.2021 14:00 | 19 views | 0 commentsA third stimulus check could arrive as early as the end of next month, thanks to the new $1.9 trillion bill that's currently winding its way through the Senate. Here's every way new qualification rules could affect SSDI and SSI recipients, and other things that could apply to you.
Crypto wallets explained video
Crypto wallets explained videoAdded: 28.02.2021 13:00 | 20 views | 0 commentsSource: u.todayIf you're buying cryptocurrency you'll want to keep it safe and accessible. Here's what you need to know. More in www.cnet.com »
NASCAR 2021: How to watch the Dixie Vodka 400 today without cable
NASCAR 2021: How to watch the Dixie Vodka 400 today without cableAdded: 28.02.2021 12:25 | 9 views | 0 commentsYou don't need cable TV to watch the racin' and rubbin' this Sunday on Fox.
Everything heading to Disney Plus in March 2021
Everything heading to Disney Plus in March 2021Added: 28.02.2021 21:24 | 8 views | 0 commentsRaya and the Last Dragon hits Disney Plus this month.
Everything coming to Netflix in March 2021
Everything coming to Netflix in March 2021Added: 28.02.2021 21:20 | 8 views | 0 commentsWe have the DOTA anime, the Notorious BIG documentary and much more.
Everything in the stimulus package that parents and the elderly should know about
Everything in the stimulus package that parents and the elderly should know aboutAdded: 28.02.2021 20:05 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe new stimulus bill would contain more than just $1,400 checks. Here are the proposed tax breaks and credits that could bring your family more money this year.
Get a cordless stick vacuum or portable wet-dry vac for up to 45% off
Get a cordless stick vacuum or portable wet-dry vac for up to 45% offAdded: 28.02.2021 19:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsIf only there was some sort of pun about cleaning up on this vacuum sale.
8 ways the new stimulus check could be much, much more than a $1,400 payment
8 ways the new stimulus check could be much, much more than a $1,400 paymentAdded: 28.02.2021 19:00 | 8 views | 0 commentsSource: news.nationalgeographic.comAt $1,400 apiece, the third round of stimulus checks will be larger than the first two. But a number of factors add up to make your potential payment even bigger than that. More in www.cnet.com »
Where to buy Xbox Series X: Retailer updates for Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and more
Where to buy Xbox Series X: Retailer updates for Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and moreAdded: 28.02.2021 17:28 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe inventory situation can change quickly, so we're keeping track of the restock status at all the major retailers for you.
Cut your own hair with this $32 haircut kit because we never leave home anymore
Cut your own hair with this $32 haircut kit because we never leave home anymoreAdded: 28.02.2021 17:21 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comEverything you need to cut your own hair (or entrust your spouse with the duty), including cordless clippers, hair guards and even the requisite cape. More in www.cnet.com »
Former NFL and Notre Dame Player Louis Nix III Found Dead at 29
Former NFL player Louis Nix III has died. Nix was reported missing in Jacksonville, Fla. on Feb. 24. His mother, Stephanie Wingfield, told CBS affiliate WJAX that she was...
Mary-Kate Olsen Seen Out With Brightwire CEO John Cooper After Olivier Sarkozy Divorce
Does Mary-Kate Olsen have a new man in her life? The 34-year-old Full House child star-turned-fashion designer was photographed with a man The Daily Mail and other outlets identified as...
The Bachelor's Rachael Kirkconnell Responds to Rachel Lindsay Leaving Instagram Amid Harassment
The Bachelor star Rachael Kirkconnell is defending Rachel Lindsay after The Bachelorette alum left Instagram amid harassment from Bachelor Nation fans upset over a controversial interview with...
Kourtney Kardashian Visits Travis Barker at a Studio and Her Expression Says It All
Kourtney Kardashian is with the band. On Saturday, Feb. 27, the Poosh founder took to Instagram to share pics of herself looking totally smitten in what appeared to be new boyfriend...
See Kaley Cuoco, Nicole Kidman and More Nominees at Their Very First Golden Globes
Perhaps there is a reason to celebrate in Hollywood after all. While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted production on movies and TV shows in recent months, the 2021 Golden Globes is...
Eddie Izzard and Jo Brand set to headline virtual Eden Project festival
Added: 12.11.2020 14:35 | 17 views | 0 commentsComedians and are set to headline a free online festival at the Eden Project billed as the “perfect antidote to ”.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge praises ‘astonishing work’ of volunteers supporting theatre workers through pandemic
Added: 12.11.2020 14:31 | 11 views | 0 commentsstar has praised the “astonishing work” of who have raised half a million pounds to help workers.
American Airlines flight diverted after 'disturbing and unacceptable' passenger fight over racial slur
Added: 28.02.2021 21:23 | 5 views | 0 commentsAn American Airlines flight from Texas to Los Angeles was diverted to Phoenix after an in-flight passenger altercation. Two women were later arrested.
10 great mountain trails, from California to Maine
Added: 28.02.2021 13:01 | 14 views | 0 commentsFor the ultimate outdoors experience, set your sights high, says Tim Palmer, author of "America's Great Mountain Trails." He shares some favorites.
Redaelli to lead Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Added: 28.02.2021 11:47 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers has unveiled its new executive leadership team in the Middle East. The property will be led by experience hotelier Alessandro Redaelli.
Karamo's Heartwarming Golden Globes Message Will Inspire You to Follow Your Dreams
After years of challenges, Karamo's dreams have finally become a reality. On Saturday, Feb. 27, The Queer Eye star--who will host E! 's red carpet at the Golden Globes this...
Sarah Hyland Discusses Her "Love in Quarantine" With Wells Adams and It's So Relatable
Do we hear wedding bells? Sarah Hyland is getting candid about her love life with Bachelor Nation star Wells Adams on Live From E! : Countdown to the Golden Globes. Ahead of the...
The 15 Greatest Moments From Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's Friendship
The friendship between Amy Poehler and Tina Fey is the gift that just keeps on giving. We first met the pair as they both began to rise to fame on Saturday Night Live, where Tina served...
See Every Star Up For Their First Trophy at the 2021 Golden Globes
The 2021 Golden Globes are finally becoming a reality this Sunday, and dozens of stars--up-and-coming actors and Hollywood icons alike--are set to celebrate their first-ever nods.
McCarthy warns Democrat-backed HR 1 is Pelosi power grab meant to erode election confidence
Added: 28.02.2021 21:06 | 8 views | 0 commentsHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that the Democrat-backed H.B. 1 will destroy election confidence and serves as a power grab for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, effectively destroying America if the sweeping election reform bill passes next month.
Iran rejects offer of direct US nuclear talks, senior diplomats say
Iran rejects offer of direct US nuclear talks, senior diplomats sayAdded: 28.02.2021 20:46 | 10 views | 0 commentsIran's stance does not kill off all hopes of direct negotiations, diplomats claimed.
McAvoy, Rask lead Bruins to 4-1 win over Rangers
Added: 28.02.2021 20:43 | 9 views | 0 commentsCharlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday.
Trump delivers much-anticipated speech at CPAC, after winning 2024 straw poll
Added: 28.02.2021 20:41 | 11 views | 0 commentsFormer President Trump is delivering his keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday -- a finale to the annual conference which sees Trump make his first major speech since leaving office.
Trump wins CPAC straw poll by wide margin
Added: 28.02.2021 20:32 | 11 views | 0 commentsFormer President Donald Trump won the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll with 55% of the vote in results announced Sunday.
Bale turns back time at Tottenham as Man U and Chelsea draw
Bale turns back time at Tottenham as Man U and Chelsea drawAdded: 28.02.2021 20:30 | 8 views | 0 commentsGareth Bale turned back time for Tottenham, while Chelsea and Manchester United seemed happy just to play out time.
Bulldogs show some bite in 73-61 win over No. 8 Villanova
Bulldogs show some bite in 73-61 win over No. 8 VillanovaAdded: 28.02.2021 20:27 | 8 views | 0 commentsSource: www.elityavru.comChuck Harris scored 20 points and Jair Bolden added 15 on Sunday to lead Butler to a 73-61 victory over No. 8 Villanova, which became the sixth top-15 team to lose this weekend. More in www.foxnews.com »
CNN's Brian Stelter addresses Cuomo sexual harassment scandal after network delayed coverage of first accuser
Added: 28.02.2021 20:27 | 10 views | 0 commentsCNN's leftwing media guru Brian Stelter was forced to address the sexual harassment allegations plaguing his colleague Chris Cuomo's brother after his network was called out for delaying coverage of the New York governor's first accuser.
Passages 2021: Rush Limbaugh, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Cicely Tyson, and other stars we lost this year
Passages 2021: Rush Limbaugh, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Cicely Tyson, and other stars we lost this yearAdded: 28.02.2021 14:06 | 12 views | 0 commentsStars we've lost so far in 2021 include Rush Limbaugh, Larry Flynt, Dustin Diamond, Cicely Tyson, Larry King, Cloris Leachman, John Reilly and more.
Highlights: Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Highlights: Celtic 1-0 AberdeenAdded: 28.02.2021 22:16 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: besthqwallpapers.comHighlights of Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Formula 1 declines Bahrain Covid-19 vaccination offer
Formula 1 declines Bahrain Covid-19 vaccination offerAdded: 28.02.2021 22:16 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: elmoudjaweb.comFormula 1 declines an offer from Bahrain to vaccinate all personnel attending pre-season testing and the year's opening grand prix. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Nelly Korda wins fourth Tour title at LPGA Gainbridge Championship
Added: 28.02.2021 22:16 | 4 views | 0 commentsNelly Korda eases to victory at the LPGA Gainbridge Championship in Florida, winning by three shots after shooting a three-under-par 69 in the final round.
This is the 'best Gareth Bale Tottenham have had this season', says Jose Mourinho
This is the 'best Gareth Bale Tottenham have had this season', says Jose MourinhoAdded: 28.02.2021 22:16 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: www.standard.co.ukA fully fit Gareth Bale could get in any team, says Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho after his match-winning performance against Burnley - is this his renaissance? More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Why LGBT+ History Month matters to athletes
Why LGBT+ History Month matters to athletesAdded: 28.02.2021 22:01 | 4 views | 0 commentsSwimmer Michael Gunning, racing driver Charlie Martin and rugby union player Florence Williams speak about why LGBT+ History Month matters.
Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool: Reds hit 7,000th league goal to close on top four
Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool: Reds hit 7,000th league goal to close on top fourAdded: 28.02.2021 21:53 | 4 views | 0 commentsLiverpool end a run of four successive Premier League defeats with victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Clinton, Harris, Warren all silent on Cuomo after second woman brings sexual misconduct allegations
Added: 28.02.2021 22:09 | 5 views | 0 commentsMultiple high-profile Democratic women have yet to publicly comment on sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo despite having fervently objected to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court over decades-old allegations of sexual harassment.
Lindsey Boylan calls on Cuomo to resign or be removed from office: He can't choose his judge and jury, 'we do'
Lindsey Boylan calls on Cuomo to resign or be removed from office: He can't choose his judge and jury, 'we do'Added: 28.02.2021 21:32 | 5 views | 0 commentsLindsey Boylan, a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who first came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the Democrat, is now calling for his resignation or removal from office.
How Texas Winter Storm Will Shape Biden's Climate Agenda
Added: 28.02.2021 19:48 | 12 views | 0 commentsDemocrats are already using the disaster to illustrate the need for new legislation while many Republicans have relied on old talking points
Biden Has No Good Choices in Afghanistan
Added: 28.02.2021 19:48 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe president has inherited an unpopular war, and whatever he decides to do about it will be fraught with danger
Dr. Fauci on J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine: ‘I would have no hesitancy whatsoever to take it’
Dr. Fauci on J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine: ‘I would have no hesitancy whatsoever to take it’Added: 28.02.2021 19:58 | 9 views | 0 commentsAnthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, ‘Be careful when you try to parse this percent versus that percent.’
The Moneyist: My wife has homeschooled our son and our best friends’ son since September due to COVID-19. Is it too late to bring up money?
The Moneyist: My wife has homeschooled our son and our best friends’ son since September due to COVID-19. Is it too late to bring up money?
The Moneyist: ‘Greed is rearing its ugly head and killing brotherly love’: My husband and his brother are at war over an inheritance from a beloved neighbor. What can we do?
The Moneyist: ‘Greed is rearing its ugly head and killing brotherly love’: My husband and his brother are at war over an inheritance from a beloved neighbor. What can we do?
Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you sail the stock market’s choppy seas
Mutual Funds Weekly: These money and investing tips can help you sail the stock market’s choppy seas
A huge iceberg that's bigger than New York City broke off near a UK base in Antarctica
A huge iceberg that's bigger than New York City broke off near a UK base in AntarcticaAdded: 28.02.2021 14:59 | 11 views | 0 commentsA giant iceberg broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Friday, not far from a British scientific outpost.
Identity Politics Is a Mask for the Left's Ineptitude
Added: 28.02.2021 19:48 | 9 views | 0 commentsWhat American leftists like to describe as their commitment to greater fairness and equality almost always turns out to be a rebranding of dysfunction.
Texas' Weather Crisis: How To Prepare for the Unexpected
Texas' Weather Crisis: How To Prepare for the UnexpectedAdded: 28.02.2021 19:48 | 11 views | 0 commentsTexas recently experienced a historic weather event. Like Hurricane Harvey showed us, we are seeing the importance of being prepared for the unexpected.
Public Is Misinformed on Police Brutality Against Black People
Added: 28.02.2021 19:48 | 10 views | 0 commentsSocial movements tap into our most primitive emotions, obscuring the complexities of sociopolitical problems. Reason is traded for ideological fervor and skepticism is swapped with religious dogma....
Genderless Potato Heads Are No Cause for Panic
Genderless Potato Heads Are No Cause for PanicAdded: 28.02.2021 19:48 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe growing acceptance of LGBTQ rights has put the moral arbiters of the right into a tizzy. Now they're attacking a hard-plastic toy.
Kamala Harris and the Politics of Solipsism
Added: 28.02.2021 19:48 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe Republicans will argue, in a 2024 general election, that she wants to turn America into California. But Kamalafornication is unlikely
For Andrew Cuomo, Third Time's the Harm
Added: 28.02.2021 19:48 | 10 views | 0 commentsIt was a freewheeling conversation in a Manhattan restaurant about how to change Albany. Andrew Cuomo, then New York's attorney general, was a lock to be elected governor in 2010 and was already ga...
Law Enforcement & the Problem of White Supremacy
Added: 28.02.2021 19:48 | 11 views | 0 commentsPolice chiefs have tended to dismiss the political activities of their officers as their First Amendment right to express themselves.
3 officers were hurt in an explosion in Wichita
3 officers were hurt in an explosion in WichitaAdded: 28.02.2021 18:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsThree Wichita, Kansas, police officers were injured in a possible explosion Saturday while responding to a call at a vacant home, authorities said.
A 14-hour car ride, but still no shot: Some use road trips, Facebook groups to hunt for vaccine
A 14-hour car ride, but still no shot: Some use road trips, Facebook groups to hunt for vaccineAdded: 28.02.2021 17:00 | 11 views | 0 commentsGetting an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine has been elusive for many Michiganders, leading some to go to drastic lengths to get a shot in the arm.
Manufacturing CEO: Before Biden, it felt like we were fighting the pandemic alone
Manufacturing CEO: Before Biden, it felt like we were fighting the pandemic aloneAdded: 28.02.2021 14:59 | 14 views | 0 commentsA former Republican operative who now leads one of the nation's most powerful business groups is praising President Joe Biden's efforts to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.
Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Blinken says US concerned about atrocities
Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Blinken says US concerned about atrocitiesAdded: 28.02.2021 11:01 | 13 views | 0 commentsHuman rights violations have taken place in Tigray region, Secretary of State Antony Blinken says.
Astronauts prep station for new solar wings
Added: 28.02.2021 21:37 | 5 views | 0 commentsSpacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year.
How a 1946 dispute over a broken radio in Tennessee helped spark the civil rights movement
How a 1946 dispute over a broken radio in Tennessee helped spark the civil rights movementAdded: 28.02.2021 19:07 | 11 views | 0 commentsAn "uprising" 75 years ago in Columbia, Tennessee, drew the attention of national figures. Some argue it helped spark the civil rights movement.
How long should movies be in theaters before streaming? Hollywood is trying to find out
How long should movies be in theaters before streaming? Hollywood is trying to find outAdded: 28.02.2021 18:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsWith the movie business upended during the pandemic and tilting more towards streaming than cineplexes, Hollywood is rethinking its business model. One significant debate is how long a gap there should be between a film's theatrical release and its availability on streaming services.
Democratic lawmakers wrestle with how to proceed on immigration
Added: 28.02.2021 18:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsDemocratic lawmakers are wrestling with how to move forward with a series of immigration bills that would legalize undocumented immigrants, with some pushing for sweeping immigration revisions out of the gate and others urging caution.
CPAC: Trump to return to political stage at conservative conference
CPAC: Trump to return to political stage at conservative conferenceAdded: 28.02.2021 16:11 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe former US president will address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida.
'Op Silent Viper': How an Indian rape suspect was caught after 22 years
'Op Silent Viper': How an Indian rape suspect was caught after 22 yearsAdded: 28.02.2021 12:16 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe case went cold after the man disappeared following a brutal 1999 gang rape in India.
Analysis: Can Asia help Myanmar find a way out of coup crisis?
Analysis: Can Asia help Myanmar find a way out of coup crisis? Added: 28.02.2021 12:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsWhile Western sanctions may not help, China and South East Asia's influence may hold some sway.
Doctor joins Zoom court hearing while operating on patient
Doctor joins Zoom court hearing while operating on patientAdded: 28.02.2021 11:52 | 13 views | 0 commentsMedical officials in California say they will investigate surgeon Scott Green.
Myanmar coup: Deadliest day of protests as police open fire
Added: 28.02.2021 11:36 | 14 views | 0 commentsAt least nine people are killed as police try to disperse huge anti-coup rallies in several cities.
CPAC: Trump returns to political stage at conservative conference
Added: 28.02.2021 22:11 | 4 views | 0 commentsThe former US president tells a conservative conference he will not start a new political party.
CPAC: Trump returns to political stage at conservative conference
Added: 28.02.2021 22:11 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe former US president tells a conservative conference he will not start a new political party.
Iran nuclear deal: Tehran rules out informal talks on reviving accord
Added: 28.02.2021 21:39 | 4 views | 0 commentsTehran insists the US must lift all of its unilateral sanctions before talks can resume.
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 2 - Roberta Bartolo
Roberta: Either way, I will answer because I don’t think there is anyone else to answer the questions. Sami Jo: Yeah it was made for girls but it has evolved into a sport like softball in of itself. But it's like, I don't know what I don't know what it is. But I'm going to come back and I'm going to be a coach. Roberta: Yeah, yeah, just, you know, the video chats and stuff you would do.
Myanmar coup: Death toll rises as police crack down on protesters
Myanmar coup: Death toll rises as police crack down on protestersAdded: 28.02.2021 18:31 | 8 views | 0 commentsPolice have fired on protesters in Myanmar, on the deadliest day since rallies against the country's coup began.
Denver family wows neighbourhood with snow art
Denver family wows neighbourhood with snow artAdded: 28.02.2021 20:55 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: www.ksitetv.comThe Mosley family spent 10 hours creating this colourful snake sculpture out of snow. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Finding New Blues Fans is Keira Emerson's Passion
Keira Emerson isn’t ashamed to admit it: before she landed with the St. Louis Blues, she was a casual hockey fan, at best. And that what she's doing as the Blues' vice president of strategy and business intelligence. Sold-out buildings don’t always lend themselves to new or casual fans finding seats. Naturally shy, she’s forced herself out of her shell, forced herself to speak up and have her voice heard and forced herself to express her ideas. She’s seen the landscape change over her past 15 years in professional sports, and even in St. Louis, she’s watched as more women have risen to mid-level management and is no longer the only female executive.
They Shoot, They Score: The Active and All-Time Goal Leaders For All 31 NHL Teams
Related: All-time point leaders and active point leaders for all 31 NHL teamsAll-time goalie win leaders and active goalie win leaders for all 31 NHL teamsHere are the all-time goal leaders and active goal leaders for the NHL's 31 teams:ANAHEIM DUCKSAll-time goal leader: Teemu Selanne (457 goals)Active goal leader: Ryan Getzlaf (275 goals)Talk about mighty Ducks. BUFFALO SABRESAll-time goal leader: Gilbert Perreault (512 goals)Active goal leader: Jack Eichel (139 goals)Perreault, Buffalo's first-ever draft pick at No. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSAll-time goal leader: Bobby Hull (604 goals)Active goal leader: Patrick Kane (399 goals)Kane is up there with the Blackhawks legends. SAN JOSE SHARKSAll-time goal leader: Patrick Marleau (519 goals)Active goal leader: Patrick Marleau (519 goals)Hey, maybe you can go home again. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSAll-time goal leader: Mats Sundin (420 goals)Active goal leader: Auston Matthews (176 goals)Mats today, Matthews forever?
Kevin Durant to remain All-Star Game captain despite absence
Kevin Durant will still be an All-Star Game captain even though he won't be appearing in the game itself, according to ESPN's Rachel Nichols. On Friday, the NBA announced that Durant would not play in the NBA All-Star Game because of a left hamstring strain, which has caused him to miss the last seven games. This season, the 11-time All-Star is averaging 29 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game in 19 appearances. Lakers forward LeBron James will captain the opposing All-Star Game team. The NBA All-Star Draft will air on TNT on Thursday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
2021 Fantasy Baseball: Full Season Stat Projections - Hitters
Sports Illustrated & Shawn Childs have developed a way to determine each player’s value with each category relevant to their production. Hitters have five offensive categories (batting average, runs, home runs, RBI, and stolen bases). When using projections, a fantasy owner’s success will only be as strong as his or her ability to interpret information. 2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Projections & Cheatsheet(Note: There are multiple tabs/sheets in this document. FULL DOCUMENT: PDF | CSV / EXCEL | VIEW AS WEB PAGESIscoresProjections Ordered by TeamProjections Ordered by PositionCatchersFirst BasemenSecond BasemenThird BasemenShortstopsOutfielders
Josh Gordon joins Johnny Manziel in Fan Controlled Football league
Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY SportsFormer NFL wide receiver Josh Gordon has joined the Fan Controlled Football league's Zappers, and he'll have a familiar face throwing him the ball in the coming weeks. Gordon will be joined by former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel upon signing with the Zappers. Manziel joined the new startup league in December after stints in the Alliance of American Football as well as the Canadian Football League. Manziel and Gordon briefly intersected in Cleveland in 2014 as Gordon played the final five games of the season. Manziel logged just eight starts in two seasons with the Browns, throwing seven touchdowns and five interceptions in 2015 as Gordon served a year-long suspension.
'It's Been Too Long': Yankees Feed Off Return of Fans in Spring Training Opener
"The crowd, the energy, the roar, hearing them yelling certain things, good things, bad things. We feel happy to see little boys in the stands, fans getting loud pitch after pitch and inning after inning." Even if Yankees fans were back at the ballpark, there were still protocols the Bombers had to follow. Aaron Judge will often play catch with fans in the right-field seats between innings, throwing a baseball back and forth. Even without signing autographs or having close conversations, Judge said he's still going to give the fans a chance to connect with him.
2020 Fantasy Baseball: Introduction to SIscores
In today’s fantasy baseball market, it is challenging to determine a baseball player’s value when drafting multiple positions, especially when you need numerous scoring categories. Hitters have five offensive categories (batting average, runs, home runs, RBI, and stolen bases). When using projections, a fantasy owner’s success will only be as strong as his or her ability to interpret information. ADPs give fantasy owners a feel for a player's value in the open market. Many fantasy owners play the save category differently, creating a wide range of results.
Arik Gilbert Re-Enters Transfer Portal, Won't Join Florida Gators
The Florida Gators won't earn the services of former LSU tight end Arik Gilbert after all. Forner LSU tight end Arik Gilbert's time as a Florida Gator was short-lived. Gilbert announced on Sunday that he will re-enter the transfer portal and has de-committed from Florida. "I have decided to decommit from the university of Florida and re-enter the portal," Gilbert said in a tweet. In eight games at LSU, Gilbert caught 35 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns.
Royals, Hunter Dozier agree to four-year extension
Third baseman Hunter Dozier and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a four-year extension, worth $25 million, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. It also has escalators and bonuses that could max the deal out at $49 million over five seasons. Dozier, 29, has been one of the Kansas City's most impactful hitters over the last few seasons. In addition to extending Dozier, the Royals have made a string of moves this offseason to acquire veterans such as first baseman Carlos Santana, left-hander Mike Minor and reliever Greg Holland. Along with Dozier, Benintendi and Santana, Kansas City's lineup also includes former All-Stars Whit Merrifield and Salvador Perez, and Jorge Soler, who led the American League with 48 home runs in 2019.
Louis Nix death: Ex-Notre Dame star found dead, family says
Ex-Notre Dame Star Louis Nix Found Dead Days After He Was Reported Missing, Family SaysFormer Notre Dame star defensive tackle Louis Nix was found dead on Saturday after he was previously reported missing, members of his family told two Jacksonville television stations. "We are saddened by the loss of one of our own, Louis Nix III," Notre Dame said in a statement on Sunday morning. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Nix was last seen leaving his father's residence on Wednesday morning. WJXT TV-4 reported Nix's death according to family members, citing that Nix's brother told WJXT TV-4 on Saturday night that Nix is “gone.”According to the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville police are investigating Nix's death. Nix starred at Jacksonville's Raines High School before attending Notre Dame between 2010-2013.
March Madness: 8 things we're excited about in 2021
Here are eight things in particular we’re looking forward to:The return of tournament basketballIt’s been a long two years since we last felt the full, magical force of March Madness. It was the first year without an NCAA tournament since 1938, leaving fans across the nation without a treasured American staple. Pretty soon we’ll be in the thick of conference tournament season, and then the men’s NCAA tournament starts March 18 and the women’s on March 21. The last time both Huskies teams won the Big East tournament? The ends of major NCAA tournament droughtsOne of the more underrated parts of March Madness is the sheer elation of watching programs end long NCAA tournament droughts or go dancing for the first time ever.
Warnings From the Queer History of Modern Internet Regulation
Though signed into law in 1996, a lower court had placed a stay on its implementation. Today, as Section 230 faces reform and repeal efforts on both sides of the political aisle, with some calling for a return to CDA-style regulation that puts platforms on the hook for large amounts of content, it’s worth revisiting how the early internet regulation impacted queer internet users in the ‘90s. This sordid history shows the pitfalls of overly aggressive internet legislation—and holds warnings for contemporary reforms. Queer people were essential to the fabric of the early internet. Democratic Senator J. James Exon, the lead sponsor of the CDA, declared that children were being exposed to “on-line ‘red light’ districts.”
How to Set Up a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Network as an Alternative to Broadband
But the increase in speed and capacity of 4G LTE (and now 5G) networks has opened up another option. How 4G LTE Internet WorksRouters such as the Netgear Orbi can bring 4G LTE into your home. Using a 4G LTE home internet service isn't quite the same as running a hot spot though. Instead of having everything come through your phone, you set up a router to speak directly to the 4G LTE network, and then that router converts the signal into the conventional Wi-Fi that we all know and love. Traditionally, restrictions on data use have been one of the main reasons not to make the switch to 4G LTE for home connectivity.
Maya Rudolph to return as Saturday Night Live host following show's hiatus
Saturday Night Live Close Streaming OptionsMaya Rudolph is set to return to Saturday Night Live hosting duties after the show returns from a brief hiatus on March 27. This is Rudolph's second time serving as master of ceremonies for the NBC variety series since departing from the cast in 2007. The first took place in 2012. "A huge element of working at SNL is the political portion of it," Rudolph shared during a March cover story interview with EW. Rudolph was being interviewed by EW when the news broke in November that Biden had chosen Harris as his running mate.
Period Underwear Changed My Life—and I'm Never Going Back
I didn't think underwear could change my life. The modern invention sold as “period underwear,” on the other hand, is quite different. Sometimes, period underwear can even be pretty. Before I got up the nerve to try period underwear, I was unsure how they became so popular. I can’t help but think how much different those years would have been if I had period underwear all along.
Soleil Moon Frye teases 'Punky Brewster'/'Saved by the Bell' crossover: 'How cool would that be?'
Punky Brewster Close Streaming OptionsWith the Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell revivals at Peacock, could the groundwork be laid for an epic crossover event in the future? Soleil Moon Frye is not only into the idea, she has put thought into how to make it work perfectly. The Punky Brewster star, whose 10-episode return to television was released in its entirety on Feb. 25, previously appeared on the original Saved by the Bell during the season 4 episode "Screech's Spaghetti Sauce." What about a Punky Brewster/Saved by the Bell very special musical? In this future season, Punky and Travis are back together and they decide to take the whole family on tour so he's not absent in their lives like he was before while on the road.
23 Best Nintendo Switch Games for Every Player (2021)
The Switch is one of Nintendo's most successful and influential systems ever. Figuring out what to play, though—that's getting harder every year, as the roster of first-party and indie games grows deeper and deeper. Thankfully, WIRED has plenty of opinionated Nintendo fans on staff, and we've put our heads together to compile a list of the best Switch games. Be sure to also read up on our Switch Tips and Secrets, Favorite Switch Accessories, and Bundle Deals. Updated for February 2021: We added Spiritfarers, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Hades, and Luigi's Mansion 3.
A Decades-Long Quest Reveals New Details of Antimatter
It often goes unmentioned that protons, the positively charged matter particles at the center of atoms, are part antimatter. Somehow, the roiling maelstrom winds up perfectly stable and superficially simple—mimicking, in certain respects, a trio of quarks. They measured the proton’s inner antimatter in more detail than ever before, finding that there are, on average, 1.4 down antiquarks for every up antiquark. The other model, the so-called statistical model, treats the proton like a container full of gas. Then, around 1970, researchers at Stanford’s SLAC accelerator seemed to triumphantly confirm the quark model when they shot high-speed electrons at protons and saw the electrons ricochet off objects inside.
SNL pokes fun of true crime obsessives with 'Murder Show' music video
The glossy parody also features Nick Jonas dressed as NXIVM leader Keith Raniere, complete with volleyball attire. The music video parody "Murder Show," which aired on Saturday, pokes fun at those who "unwind" with "self-care" that includes watching hours of grisly documentaries. "I'm gonna watch a murder show, murder show. The footage then cuts to shots of the singer dressed as NXIVM leader Keith Raniere, complete with his now-infamous volleyball attire. Watch the video in full above.
Dan Levy inspires new SNL hosting trend of welcome notes
Nice guy Dan Levy inspired a new trend among Saturday Night Live hosts that's still going strongSaturday Night Live Close Streaming OptionsDan Levy sure is living up to the stereotype of Canadians being nice, and now it's spreading though the halls of Saturday Night Live. Image zoom Regina King shares her note from previous 'SNL' host Dan Levy. Regina K."Image zoom Rege?-Jean Page shares a note from previous 'SNL' host Regina King. | Credit: REGE-JEAN-PAGE/INSTAGRAMIt's now been three episodes since Levy left his note and it's officially a trend. Before pulling double duty as both host and musical guest, this week's first-timer, Nick Jonas, tweeted out a shot of his own note penned by Page.
Brie Larson gives Laurie Hernandez 'stamp of approval' after she performs in Captain Marvel-inspired leotard
Brie Larson gives Laurie Hernandez 'stamp of approval' after she performs in Captain Marvel-inspired leotardLaurie Hernandez has made her return to gymnastics! For the return performance, Hernandez wore a leotard inspired by Captain Marvel. The gymnast performed a Hamilton-inspired floor routine at the 2021 Winter Cup, landing in 11th place for the exercise. In addition to her floor routine, Hernandez competed on the balance beam, earning fifth place, according to Sports Illustrated. Speaking to NBC Sports after the Winter Cup, Hernandez admitted that "it was terrifying to initially go back out there."
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Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause and Keo Motsepe have split up
Chrishell Stause certainly hasn’t had the best luck romantically this past year. After her shock divorce from This Is Us star Justin Hartley dramatically played out on season three of Selling Sunset, things started to look up when she coupled with Dancing With The Stars’ Keo Motsepe. News and People, the Selling Sunset star took to Instagram to tell her side of the story. Chrishell Stause InstagramChrishell Stause InstagramChrishell posted an extract from an article which stated the split was friendly, to which she added: “Welp! Chrishell Stause InstagramHer posts caused a stir amongst fans, who accused her of not checking her facts and acting immature.
When is MAFSA season 7 going to be out in the UK?
MAFSA certainly filled it. But, with the explosive series coming to an end tomorrow night — get your popcorn ready — we’re wondering when we’ll next get our MAFSA hit? Some of you may already be aware that the series we’ve been watching was first aired across the pond in 2019. If the preview is anything to go by, we can certainly expect sparks to fly as Lizzy, Ines, and Sam come face to face following their love triangle fiasco. And, of course, Cyrell and Jess will go head to head for round two.
Who Is Emmanuel Acho? Meet the New 'Bachelor: ATFR' Host
Well, we still aren't 100% sure if Chris is going to be replaced as host of the franchise. What we do know is that Emmanuel Pacho is filling in as host for The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special. The Bachelor has a thing for football players (and pageant queens), so this isn't a huge surprise. Emmanuel also has a show that he posts to Instagram of him literally sitting down with guests to have uncomfortable conversations. Since the announcement, Bachelor peeps have voiced their support for Emmanuel stepping in as host.
Skeet Ulrich Flirts With Lucy Hale on IG Amid Dating Rumors
Lucy Hale and Riverdale actor Skeet Ulrich have yet to confirm their relationship, but they're dangerously close to being Instagram ~official~. Skeet is 51 years old and Lucy is 31 years old. Lucy and Skeet first sparked relationship rumors after they were photographed showing PDA in Los Angeles, in pics obtained by Page Six. As we know, Skeet is a star on Riverdale and Lucy stared on Katy Keene before its cancellation. Paulina Jayne Isaac Editor Paulina is the Weekend Editor at Cosmopolitan.com and the Deals Editor at BestProducts.com.
Who Is Satchel Lee? Meet the 2021 Golden Globe Ambassador
Every year, the Golden Globes appoint an ambassador to hand out trophies to the winners and escort them off the stage. This year, Satchel Lee and her brother, Jackson Lee, will hold the honor. Their parents are, of course, award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee and producer Tonya Lewis Lee. But, who is Satchel Lee exactly? Since Satchel and Jackson will both be Golden Globe Ambassadors this year, it only makes sense that they'd be close.
'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' True Story
One of those this year is The United States vs. Billie Holiday, starring Andra Day as the famous singer. However, The United States vs. Billie Holiday did take some liberties and artistic license with the history and telling of it all. You can read the excerpt detailing "The Hunting of Billie Holiday" on Politico. Besides Day as Holiday, the characters in the film based on real people primarily include the antagonist — Henry Anslinger, played by Garrett Hedlund, the United States' first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which later became the DEA. "The man Anslinger sent to track and bust Billie Holiday had, it seems, fallen in love with her," writes Hari.
Who Is Chloe Zhao, Best Director of Nomadland?
Despite controversial snubs, this year's Golden Globes also presented a refreshing series of firsts, in part thanks to Nomadland director Chloé Zhao. Zhao is up for Best Director at the 2021 Globes, becoming the first Asian woman to net a nomination in the category. Of her entire catalog, Rotten Tomatoes doesn't rank a single Chloé Zhao movie lower than 91 percent, which is a feat in and of itself. The 2021 Golden Globes mark her first-ever nominations, for both Best Director and Best Screenplay. Zhao makes history as the first-ever woman of Asian descent to garner a Best Director nomination at the Golden Globes.
Ellen Pompeo Gives Rare Details About the Future of 'Grey's Anatomy'
Grey's Anatomy can't go on forever, even though I kinda wish it would. Ellen Pompeo is giving more hints that the long-running medical drama will end soon. The interviewer, CBS News correspondent Tracy Smith asked Ellen, "Are you looking now—and I'm not trying to make you give anything away—but are you?" The question is presumably about whether or not Ellen is looking for another show or movie to work on once Grey's wraps... for good. ??Paulina Jayne Isaac Editor Paulina is the Weekend Editor at Cosmopolitan.com and the Deals Editor at BestProducts.com.
Ellen Pompeo Criticizes "White Hollywood" Amid Golden Globes Controversy
The Hollywood Foreign Press is in the middle of a controversy that won't go away until they make some major changes. Ellen Pompeo recently shared an open letter on her Instagram page, criticizing the organization that holds the Golden Globe Awards. The Los Angeles Times recently released an article that revealed the association has zero Black members. Out of 87 members, there isn't a single Black person helping choose which TV shows and movies receive an award nomination. She also tweeted about the lack of representation after the lack of Black members became widely known amid the backlash they were already receiving for snubbing some incredible pieces of work made by BIPOC creators.
Strategist Circular: 10 Things We Wrote About Last Week 2021
For many years, senior editor Anthony Rotunno used plastic grocery-store bags as trash bags, but when New York City’s plastic-bag ban took effect, he found himself desperately trash bag-less (so much so that on occasion he would intentionally forgo a tote bag on grocery-store trips in order to get a plastic bag for his next “week’s worth of garbage”). That is until his mom sent him a box of these tiny trash bags that come in “fun colors” like light blue and neon green. They’re also scented, with fragrances like “Beach Breeze” and “Sweet Citron and Lime,” neither of which Tony would “bathe” in, but both of which “smell better than (and mask the funk of) whatever trash is inside of it.” According to Tony, “As the saying (now) goes, one man’s trash (bag) is another man’s treasure.”
Saturday Night Live Recap: Nick Jonas Dreams of Post-COVID Life
Saturday Night Live Nick Jonas Season 46 Episode 14 Editor’s Rating 3 stars * * * « Previous Next Photo: NBC/Will Heath/NBCThough still primarily known as a pop star and one of the (reunited) Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas has slowly been adding additional credits to his CV. The first appearance of the slightly frumpy, confused middle-aged lady is a great little shock, and McKinnon plays her muted panic perfectly. Cinderella’s SlipperWhen the prince (Jonas) shows up at Cinderella’s home in search of his future wife, the glass slipper his lady-love lost on the night of the ball is hella tiny. Nick Jonas MonologueJonas lays out the particulars: He’s part of the JoBros, he’s from New Jersey, and he has done musicals in the past. With Jonas doing double duty as host and musical guest, it’s apparent where his primary talents lie.
WATCH: SNL’s Marjorie Taylor Greene on Weekend Update
Republican QAnon-believing conspiracy theorist transphobic state Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is the perfect Cecily Strong character: She loudly sows misinformation with all the confidence of an expert, like if “Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation with” had a national platform and a seat in government. Strong revived her Greene impression on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, coming in hot on the Weekend Update desk by pulling a gun on Colin Jost because she sat on it. She’s “Congress’s new It girl,” meaning “It like the evil clown that prays on children,” and she’s there to tell Jost to “trust the sience,” spelled wrong, “unless that science is about climate change, coronavirus, space lasers, evolution, the metric system, the rhythm method, breastfeeding, living on Mars, Jesus’s skin color, or Santa’s skin color by the way which is white.” Greene has a third grader’s understanding of gender (“big hairy chest just like King Kong, crack in the butt, two balls, ding dong,”) but she’s going to try to regulate it anyway. Strong gives Greene a ridiculous new character tic: Her sneezes are like mini exorcisms because “when I was a little girl, I sneezed once and no one said ‘bless you,’ so a demon got in.” It explains so much.
SNL Knows That Nothing Says Relaxation Like Watching Murder Shows
It’s weird that so many of us watch dark true-crime documentaries about murder, kidnapping, and cults, right? In one of many musical sketches of the evening, the women of SNL sang the infectious chorus, “Murder show, murder show, I’m gonna watch a murder show,” about relaxing and unwinding, doing things like laundry and taxes, all while consuming the most grisly and upsetting media available on streaming. Chloe Fineman, Ego Nwodim, Melissa Villaseñor, and Kate McKinnon call them all out: The Jinx, Making a Murderer, Cecil Hotel, and Mommy Dead and Dearest (“wake me up when it’s Munchausen by proxy”). They have a sick craving for body counts (“if it’s not at least 20 then girl he ain’t worth it”), until they’re interrupted by Nick Jonas, who takes the sketch to terrifying extremes while singing about cult shows while dressed like Keith Raniere from The Vow, volleyball and everything. The image will brand itself on your brain.
WATCH: Ellen Pompeo Talks ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Possibly Ending
Few characters in all of fiction have been through as much as Dr. Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo. Over 17 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith has seen shootings, bomb scares, plane crashes, ferryboat crashes, death, destruction, and despair, all while trying to maintain a career as an attending surgeon and occasional dog mom. How much more grief can one character take? Pompeo answers, “Can’t say. Paging Doctors Cliff and Hanger to the O.R.
New on Hulu: March 2021
Each month, several films and TV shows are added to Hulu’s library; we recommend the titles worth watching. For more streaming guides and Hulu picks, head to Vulture’s What to Stream hub. Attack the Block. Like a cross between The Goonies and Shaun of the Dead, Cornish’s debut is full of laughs and scares with cutting social commentary to boot. If you haven’t introduced yourself to Attack the Block yet, add it to your queue immediately.
‘Tom & Jerry’ Is on HBO Max and It’s Still a Box-Office Hit
"Tom & Jerry" earned $13.7 million this weekend while available for free to HBO Max subscribers. This weekend, the live-action/animated reboot “Tom & Jerry” hit those marks with $13.7 million, the second-highest opening since the pandemic shutdowns began. Here’s what makes that number truly impressive: As a Warner Bros. title, it’s also showing for free at home for HBO Max subscribers. budget: $50 million; also available on HBO Max$13,710,000 in 2,475 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $5,539; Cumulative: $13,710,0002. The Little Things (Warner Bros.) Week 5; Last weekend #2; also available on HBO Max$925,000 (-24%) in 1,853 theaters (-208); PTA: $499; Cumulative: $12,900,0004.
Nick Jonas Loves Getting Hard With His Homies on Saturday Night Live
Last night’s Saturday Night Live was even more musical than usual, probably because the writers built their sketches around host Nick Jonas’s set of melodic skills. In the second-best musical sketch of the evening, Jonas organizes his buddy Mickey’s (Beck Bennett) bachelor party with the ultimate goal of all the dudes having boners in the same room together, as a group. The sketch is about the absurdity of traditionally “masculine” straight male rituals like watching strippers together, but it’s played comically sincere. “I love getting hard with my homies, boned up next to my pals,” Jonas sings in a falsetto. The sketch isn’t subtle with its messaging, the chorus just goes, “boner, boner, boner, boner next to my friends!” Jonas then sings, “getting chubbos with the guys, that was my only plan.” By the end, the group hands-free lifts a table with what Heidi Gardner calls their “stiffy ding dongs.” It’s the lowest form of comedy but the chorus is kind of catchy.
Dylan Farrow Encourages ‘Empathy, Compassion and an Open Mind’ Ahead of New ‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode
Ahead of the second episode of “Allen v. Farrow” airing tonight on HBO, Dylan Farrow posted a lengthy statement asking viewers to watch with “empathy, compassion and an open mind.”The episode will feature a home video in which a 7-year-old Farrow — who is the adopted child of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen — details to her mother allegations of sexual abuse by Allen. In her statement, Farrow, now 35, said that she has been “losing sleep and overcome with anxiety” over the episode, and discussed her thought process in allowing the video to be aired on television. “Deciding to allow this tape to be viewed now publicly in this way has not been easy. Buried,” Farrow wrote on Twitter. “Part of my goal in allowing her to now speak is also to try and find some healing for me and my childhood self,” Farrow wrote.
Watch Nick Jonas Debut ‘Spaceman,’ ‘This Is Heaven’ on ‘SNL’
Nick Jonas performed his single “Spaceman” for the first time and debuted the new song “This Is Heaven” while pulling double duty as both musical guest and host of the latest episode of Saturday Night Live. Both tracks will feature on Jonas’ upcoming album Spaceman, due out March 12th. On “This Is Heaven,” SNL musical director Lenny Pickett — usually seen sitting behind the host during the opening monologue, pre-Covid — made a surprise appearance during the performance to deliver the track’s saxophone solo. As Jonas explained in an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the album’s songs were inspired by the isolation he felt during the coronavirus quarantine and his desire to rejoin his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas. “So ‘Spaceman’ came into my mind because I was thinking, ‘What’s the one thing that all of us have felt during this time?’ It’s just completely disconnected from the world,” Jonas said.
John Burks, Rolling Stone’s First Managing Editor, Dead at 83
John Burks, Rolling Stone’s first managing editor who helped guide the rock magazine’s coverage of political issues, died earlier this month at the age of 83. Burks’ wife Deborah Nagle-Burks confirmed her husband’s death to the San Francisco Chronicle, adding that he died at their Pacifica home on February 17th from heart disease. “He was a true journalist and an excellent editor, both in guiding stories into print and in coming up with ideas that helped expand the parameters of Rolling Stone,” longtime Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres, who Burks hired, told the Chronicle. (“I am excited about Stage Fright, if not totally moved, at this stage of the game,” he wrote in 1970. Later on, it probably will.”)“When John was at Rolling Stone, he basically used his position to make the magazine more political and current,” Jon Carroll, an editor at Rolling Stone with Burks, told Datebook.
‘This Is a Play About Shades’: Jeremy O. Harris Revisits ‘Slave Play’ Script
It seemed a shoe-in for Tony accolades, then the coronavirus pandemic shuttered Broadway and live performances around the globe. When Tony Award nominations were announced late last year, Slave Play garnered an historic 12 nominations, including: Best Play, Best Director (Robert O’Hara), Best Actress in a Play (Joaquina Kalukongo), two nominations for Best Featured Actor in a Play (Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer), and two nominations for Best Featured Actress in a Play (Chalia LaTour and Annie McNamara). The play was a hot-button production for the way in which it explores racism, relationships, sexuality, consent, trauma, and representation. The clip includes montages of scenes from the Broadway production (including Rihanna’s “Work,” which opened the show and serves as its “soundtrack”) and behind-the-scenes moments. As Harris recites: “Everything in life is a performance.
NY Attorney General Will Appoint Independent Investigator to Review Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Cuomo
Responding to sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a spokesperson for his office is asking the state’s attorney general and chief judge to appoint an independent investigator to conduct a review. But New York Attorney General Letitia James rejected the Democratic governor’s request, saying she alone will appoint the investigator. While I have deep respect for Chief Judge DiFiore, I am the duly elected attorney general and it is my responsibility to carry out this task. My statement on the allegations of sexual harassment by Governor Cuomo: pic.twitter.com/3aIniWFzJ0 — Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) February 28, 2021Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett’s detailed accounts of sexual harassment by Gov.
Sonia Rykiel Brand Reboot Debuts With Online Show
RYKIEL’S RETURN: Sonia Rykiel’s brand reboot made its debut with an online presentation Sunday, showing leggy models in snug, knit tops in the label’s trademark stripes and HotPants, prancing around the ornate Palais Brogniart in Paris. The presentation marks an important new step for the label, which was purchased by brothers Eric Dayan and Michael Dayan, entrepreneurs who made their fortune building an online private sales platform. The pair won a court-managed bidding process for the brand’s assets, including archives, intellectual property rights, prototypes and the last collection. They launched e-commerce in October, in all markets at once — in 30 currencies — showcasing styles the brand plans to emphasize going forward, like fitted sweaters, stripes and, for extra glamour, the occasional rhinestone embellishments. The online presentation was broadcast just before Paris Fashion week kicks off.
Lawyer Seeks Sexual Abuse Investigation Against T.I. and Tiny
A lawyer representing nearly a dozen women is calling for a sexual abuse investigation against rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris. The Harrises implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”After multiple women shared their accusations of sexual abuse against T.I. Blackburn told the Times that none of his clients were among the women who alleged sexual abuse on social media. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials.
See ‘SNL’ Turn Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility Into Game Show Hosted by Dr. Fauci
With many Americans confused about who is eligible for Covid-19 vaccines — and millions more who are eligible for the shots unable to book an appointment — Saturday Night Live’s cold open turned the nation’s vaccine rollout into a game show hosted by Kate McKinnon’s Dr. Fauci. The vaccine rollout is going strong but it’s also very confusing: Who can get it? Do both doses go in the same arm or different arms, I don’t know,” the host said in the sketch. The judges finally encounter an old man worthy of the vaccine and award him his prize: The opportunity to schedule a vaccine appointment online, which the old man doesn’t know how to do. Fauci then announces, “I’m just getting word: The power went out at a CVS nearby, the vaccines are all going to expire, so it’s first come, first stab.”
What to Watch in March: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong,’ New MCU Series and Prince Akeem Returns to America
Watch with a free trial to Paramount+ here. Watch with a free trial to Hulu here. Watch with a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime here. Watch with a free trial to Hulu here. Godzilla vs. Kong (Theaters and HBO Max, March 31st)What happens when King Kong, last seen in Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla, last seen in Godzilla: King of the Monsters meet each other?
‘SNL’: Weekend Update Tackles Stimulus Bill, CPAC, ‘Frasier’ Revival
Weekend Update tackled the House’s late-night passing of the Covid relief package as well as CPAC, the Frasier revival and the new Potato Head on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live. They passed a $1.9 trillion spending bill, and Republicans are calling it ‘a liberal wishlist,'” co-anchor Colin Jost said. That is science.”Greene also took exception to the announcement of the genderless Potato Head. Potato Head is allowed to marry another Mr. Potato Head, I’ll kill myself.
It's been a heck of a February for Florida State golf — current and former players
It’s been quite the month for Florida State men’s golf coach Trey Jones. Locally, the FSU men’s golf team looks the part of a national championship contender. “Really, really proud of our guys for their toughness last week,” Jones said. This group of former Seminoles have had perhaps an even more prestigious month than the current FSU golf team. The pair are both contending for the top of the World Golf Rankings at the moment.
Astronauts prep station for new solar wings
Astronauts prep station for new solar wingsSpacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year.
Toronto's game vs. Chicago Bulls called off as Raptors' virus issues worsen
The Associated PressThe Toronto Raptors’ issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls. Toronto played Friday without head coach Nick Nurse, several other assistants and staffers and starting forward Pascal Siakam because of virus-related issues. The Raptors-Bulls game is the 30th to be postponed so far this season because of COVID-19 testing or contact tracing. All NBA players and coaches are tested daily. During the season's second half, which runs from March 10 through May 16, the Raptors and Bulls share 19 days without a game on their schedules.
Gabriela Ruffels collects first paycheck on the LPGA; here's how she can earn a tour card
ORLANDO, Florida – Gabriela Ruffels wrapped up her first LPGA start as a professional at the Gainbridge LPGA with an even-par 72 to finish T-37. Brooke Henderson secured her LPGA card in 2015 by Monday-qualifying for the Portland Classic and then winning the tournament by eight strokes. Ruffels was recently offered a spot in the Symetra Tour’s IOA Championship in Beaumont, California, March 26-28. She also has a start in the Symetra Tour’s inaugural Copper Rock Championship in Hurricane, Utah, in late April. To earn her LPGA card and avoid Q-School, Ruffels would have to either win an LPGA event or earn the equivalent of the top 40 on the CME points list by season’s end.
Just weeks after his father's death, Branden Grace finishes eagle-birdie to win Puerto Rico Open
Branden Grace sure has a flair for the dramatic. Back in 2016, Grace won his first PGA Tour event with a final-round 66 at the RBC Heritage. Jhonattan Vegas made birdie on the par-5 18th to reach 18 under, briefly tying Grace for the lead and ultimately finishing second. Rafael Campos, who was born in San Juan and now resides in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, fell short once again in his home country, earning a third top-10 finish at the tournament. Puerto Rico Open: LeaderboardBranden Grace finished eagle-birdie to shoot 66 and take the clubhouse lead @PuertoRicoOpen at -19.
What we know: The latest on Tiger Woods' injuries as he's 'recovering and in good spirits'
Two days after seriously injuring his leg in a single-car crash near Los Angeles that required emergency surgery, Tiger Woods was moved from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Here is the latest on what we know about the details of Woods’ crash and the injuries he suffered. Gallery Photos: Tiger Woods through the years view 32 imagesWhere was the crash? “This is an accident, not a crime.”What type of car was Tiger Woods driving? He’d been in Los Angeles last weekend for the Genesis Invitational, which his foundation hosted.
Bulldogs show some bite as Butler upsets No. 6 Villanova
APINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Harris scored 20 points and Jair Bolden added 15 on Sunday to lead Butler to a 73-61 victory over No. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead Villanova (15-4, 10-3), which had won 13 of its previous 15 and was favored by 10½ points. Butler swung the game with defense, limiting the Wildcats to one basket during the final seven minutes of the first half. Villanova charged back early in the second half, cutting a 42-28 deficit in half with a 7-0 flurry that forced Butler to call timeout. But the Bulldogs produced two solid performances this week by beating Seton Hall and now Villanova.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine to ship out to states as early as Monday
Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved single-shot vaccine could be shipped out to states as early as Monday — with more than 164,000 doses allocated for New York in the first round of deliveries. The Empire State is on course to get 164,800 doses of the vaccine this week, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Johnson & Johnson has said it has 4 million doses of its vaccine ready to ship immediately after getting federal approval. Johnson & Johnson said rollout of its vaccine could begin as soon as Monday, CBS reported. “The federal government has expanded vaccine supply, but there’s still a long way to go until we’re able to reach a large portion of the state’s population.”With Post Wires
Annika Sorenstam on decision to accept Presidential Medal of Freedom one day after Capitol riots: 'It's time to move on'
Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam has no regrets about accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, despite the ceremony taking place just one day after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. And it's time to move on," she told interviewer Graham Bensinger in a video Bensinger posted to YouTube on Thursday. Following the ceremony, which was otherwise closed to the media, Sorenstam spoke with Bensinger about her decision. Sorenstam's husband, Mike McGee, told Bensinger there was never any question about whether to attend. Since receiving the award, Sorenstam said she has received "quite a bit of positive feedback from friends and family," but acknowledged others have expressed "not-so-positive" comments.
Straw poll: Trump is top pick for 2024, DeSantis runner up
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday won the straw poll for Republican 2024 presidential candidate at the Conservative Political Action Conference, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis coming in second place. Kristi Noem was a distant third in the straw poll of possible GOP candidates, with 4 percent support, followed by former UN ambassador and ex-South Carolina Gov. If Trump chooses not to run in 2024, DeSantis becomes the clear front-runner with 43 percent support among conservatives who attended the event. The straw poll also revealed political priorities of attendees. When asked to identify the most pressing political issues, 62 percent said “election integrity” in an echo of Trump’s claim the election was stolen by fraud.
American Airlines flight diverted after 'disturbing and unacceptable' passenger fight over racial slur
A fight on a flight caused fright in the sky. An American Airlines flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Los Angeles was diverted to Phoenix after an in-flight passenger altercation, the company confirmed. Two passengers got into a fight with another passenger who asked them to stop using a racial slur, Phoenix police told Yahoo. "Upon arrival, the flight was met by local law enforcement who removed and arrested two individuals for verbally and physically assaulting other customers and flight crew members," an American Airlines statement read. Both women were placed on an American Airlines' internal refuse list pending further investigation.
How to Stream and Watch The 2021 Golden Globes
How can you watch the 2021 Golden Globes live? GOLDEN GLOBES 2021 RED CARPET LIVE STREAM INFORMATION:The Golden Globes Red Carpet Special will air from 7:00-8:00 on NBC and additional preshow coverage, which begins at 6:30 p.m. HOW TO WATCH THE 2021 GOLDEN GLOBES LIVE:If you have a valid cable login, you can watch the 2021 Golden Globes live on the NBC website or NBC app. GOLDEN GLOBES 2021 LIVE STREAM OPTIONS:You also find a Golden Globes 2021 live stream with an active subscription to an over-the-top streaming service that offers NBC. You can watch the Golden Globes live on Hulu via an active subscription to Hulu + Live TV.
Juul trying to recoup millions from brazen entrepreneurs
But just 10 months later, Juul was sounding the alarm on all kinds of alleged shenanigans — including millions of corporate dollars that were blown on personal expenses and millions more that were quietly moved offshore. Juul’s lawsuit says Eonsmoke illegally marketed its vaping pods as ‘Juul compatible.’Grishayev and Tolmach were riding high in October 2018 when Juul filed its lawsuit. Revenues exploded from $2.3 million in 2017 to $30 million in 2018, court papers show. !,” Eonsmoke wrote of its devices in an Instagram post cited by the city of Denver, which also sued last year. But less than a year after shuttering, Juul was complaining to the court that the company’s funds had also gone up in smoke.
Mets’ Noah Syndergaard takes significant step in rehab
The Mets right-hander threw three sliders for the first time in his bullpen session Saturday, exactly 11 months since he underwent surgery, marking the latest step forward for Syndergaard in his attempt to be back on the mound at Citi Field this summer. It still remains to be seen when or if Syndergaard will face live hitters this spring — pitching coach Jeremy Hefner said that date has not yet been set — but his arduous rehab process continues to move along. He’s been doing everything he’s needed to do from a performance standpoint, from a mechanics standpoint, to a mental standpoint. Sometimes when you feel good, you want to do too much, and when you don’t feel good, you want to do less. But trying to be as consistent and constant as possible will get a better outcome at the end of this thing.”
NYPD seeks ‘person of interest’ in Brooklyn stabbing outside gambling den
Cops are looking for a “person of interest” in the Friday night stabbing outside a Brooklyn gambling den that left a good Samaritan dead, police sources said Sunday. The person sought for questioning in the 9:30 p.m. stabbing at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in Sunset Park drives a white Mercedes Benz, sources told The Post. A 46-year-old good Samaritan died trying to intervene in the knife fight outside the illegal gambling spot in Brooklyn’s Chinatown. Three other people were wounded and are being treated at area hospitals, sources said. The neighborhood is known as “Little Fuzhou” after a city in China’s Fujian province, where many local residents hail from.
Virginia school district refuses to tout Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Read Across America Day
A Virginia school district refuses to tout Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Read Across America Day on Tuesday — claiming the famed children author’s work contains “racial undertones” that are not suitable for “culturally responsive” learning, according to the Daily Wire. Seuss books have not been banned in Loudoun County Public Schools” — although it did add, “Research in recent years has revealed strong racial undertones in many books written/illustrated by Dr. Seuss. “Given this research, and LCPS’ focus on equity and culturally responsive instruction, LCPS provided this guidance to schools during the past couple of years to not connect Read Across America Day exclusively with Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “We continue to encourage our young readers to read all types of books that are inclusive, diverse and reflective of our student community, not simply celebrate Dr. Seuss,” the school district said. Read Across America Day, founded by the National Educational Association in 1998, is celebrated on the March 2 birthday of the late author, whose 60 children’s books have sold more than 600 million copies.
Brendan Hines-Ike arrives in Washington to finalize loan to D.C. United
He will join United on a season-long loan, but D.C. will have the option of a permanent transfer after the 2021 MLS season. ADIn Belgium, Hines-Ike played for Kortrijk when Losada coached Beerschot. This season, Hines-Ike started eight of 29 league matches and was an unused sub in 11 games. As Hines-Ike arrives, United is trading Michael Edwards’s MLS rights to the Colorado Rapids for general allocation money, two people close to the situation said. (Because he was an academy player whom United tried to sign, the club retained his MLS rights.)
Opinion | Baseball’s spring training is always a time of hope, but this year is in a whole different category
This is the last year I will be able to write that, as next year the Tribe will be something else. Perhaps the Cleveland Blue Sox, or, God forbid, the Cleveland Spiders or Rockers. ADADAnd there’s plenty of reason for those fans to have hope. There have been setbacks for the Tribe, including the offseason trade of Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the Mets. And though every spring training brings fans across the country hope, this year it is particularly special.
Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods’ ex, seen with kids as golfer recovers from crash
Nordegren, 41, attended a soccer practice over the weekend for her 12-year-old son Charlie, whom she shares with Woods, 45. Nordegren, who sported a black shirt, black leggings, and matching sneakers, held her 1-year-old son Arthur during the weekend outing. momandpaparazzi.com / SplashNewsDuring the daytime outing, Nordegren was also seen holding her 1-year-old son Arthur, whom she welcomed with Jordan Cameron in 2019. Last week, Woods suffered a smashed right leg and had extensive injuries to his right foot following a horrific crash outside of Los Angeles. — TGR.”Nordegren welcomed son Arthur with Jordan Cameron in 2019. momandpaparazzi.com / SplashNewsErica Herman, Woods’ girlfriend of several years, was spotted visiting the golfer at the hospital last week.
Where Jets can turn for desperately needed running-back upgrade
The marriage felt doomed from the start and Bell did not rush for 100 yards once in a Jets uniform. The top running backs scheduled to hit free agency on March 17 are Aaron Jones, Chris Carson, Leonard Fournette and Kenyan Drake. That was one of 12 times a 49ers running back gained at least 100 yards in the last three seasons. The 49ers have had 35 games with at least 100 yards rushing since 2018, the sixth-most in the league. Douglas’ to-do list is a long one this offseason, but improving the running game should be near the top.
Portland protesters smash businesses as locals scream at them to ‘go home’
Protesters smashed up several businesses during the latest night of destruction in Portland, Oregon — with fed-up locals screaming at them to “go home,” according to reports. Around 150 black-clad protesters marched through the troubled City of Roses late Saturday, trashing businesses during “direct action” against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Oregonian said. “Windows were broken at a grocery store, restaurant, bank, shipping business, and multiple coffee shops,” Portland police said of the two-hour rampage. Targets included a Chipotle, Starbucks and even an Urban Pantry, KOIN News said, with social media images showing anti-ICE graffiti also scrawled across numerous buildings, including the ICE buidling. Keep doing the same thing?” a shirtless man screamed at the mob from his balcony, according to videographer Brendan Gutenschwager.
How to watch and live stream Golden Globes 2021 tonight
What channels are the Golden Globes on? The Golden Globes will air at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, on NBC. How do you livestream the Golden Globes? NBC will air its “Golden Globes Pre-Show,” which is hosted by Jane Lynch and Susan Kelechi Watson, at 7 p.m. EST. : Countdown to the Golden Globes,” hosted by Giuliana Rancic and a special celebrity guest co-host, airs at 6 p.m.Who are the nominees this year?
The power is back, but millions of Texans wonder what it will take to fully recover — and who will help them
Millions of Texans are wondering what it will take to recover, how much it will cost and who will help them. But beneath the carefully laid linoleum was a deteriorating plumbing system that snapped when water froze inside the plastic pipes. ADADThose who live in this largely immigrant community rarely ask for help from outsiders. On their second morning with power, Rena Mae was incoherent, and her husband called the paramedics. Ever fastidious about her appearance, she took time to gussy up a bit before heading alone to a hospital, which had its own problems with power and water.
Bale turns back time at Tottenham as Man U and Chelsea draw
Gareth Bale turned back time for Tottenham, while Chelsea and Manchester United seemed happy just to play out time. Chelsea kept its unbeaten record under manager Thomas Tuchel in a 0-0 draw with Man United as both teams appeared reluctant to risk losing one point in the hope of getting three. However, Mourinho warned that Bale would still have to rest for some upcoming games to manage his form and fitness. The draw also highlighted United's inability to mount an unlikely challenge to cross-city rival Manchester City for the title. FULHAM FALLS SHORTFulham missed a chance for a win in a 0-0 draw with a Crystal Palace team which rarely presented any sort of attacking threat.
Trump wins CPAC straw poll by wide margin
Shortly before pollster Jim McLaughlin announced the straw poll results, the ballroom erupted in cheers approving of the decision to hold CPAC in Florida. And 68% of people at CPAC in the straw poll said that Trump should run for president again. The straw poll is not a scientific poll. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRepublicans who have been highly critical of the former president performed very poorly in the CPAC straw poll. Notably, 95% of those who responded to the CPAC straw poll said that the GOP should continue with the Trump agenda.
Bulldogs show some bite in 73-61 win over No. 8 Villanova
Chuck Harris scored 20 points and Jair Bolden added 15 on Sunday to lead Butler to a 73-61 victory over No. The Bulldogs took full advantage with a 16-3 run to take a 31-20 lead. Clearly, Villanova wasn't itself during the first half — shooting 28% from the field, grabbing just one offensive rebound and giving up 34 points. But the Bulldogs produced two solid performances this week by beating Seton Hall and now Villanova. TWO MEN OUTThe Bulldogs seem to have been playing short-handed all season and Sunday was no exception.
Royals, Dozier agree to $25M, 4-year deal
Still, the Royals believe Dozier will revert to form with a full spring training and 162-game season. "I definitely don't think you throw it away," he said. We're really excited about it," said Dozier, who was not in the starting lineup for the Royals' spring training opener against Texas on Sunday. Given his relatively bumpy road to this point, Dozier — and evidently the Royals — believe his best is yet to come. But I definitely think there is another level.
McAvoy, Rask lead Bruins to 4-1 win over Rangers
Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMMcAvoy hammered a one-timer to push the Bruins’ lead to 3-0 at 10:20 of the second period. The Bruins and Rangers have met four times in the month of February this season, all at MSG. Before Coyle’s goal, Georgiev sustained a cut above his left eye following a collision with Bruins forward Nick Ritchie. Frederic extended the Bruins’ lead to 2-0 late in the first period when he redirected a puck past Shesterkin.
Lindsey Boylan calls on Cuomo to resign or be removed from office: He can't choose his judge and jury, 'we do'
Andrew Cuomo who first came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the Democrat, is now calling for his resignation or removal from office. AOC CALLS ON NY AG TO APPOINT INVESTIGATOR IN CUOMO SEXUAL HARASSMENT SCANDAL"Like a true abuser, @NYGovCuomo continues to work behind the scenes to undermine the truth and to harm his many victims," Boylan tweeted on Sunday. Cuomo's office denied Boylan's harassment claims, calling them "simply false" and insisting the strip poker comment "did not happen." "I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared," Bennett told the Times. I never made advances toward Ms. Bennett nor did I ever intend to act in any way that was inappropriate.
Trump delivers much-anticipated speech at CPAC, after winning 2024 straw poll
Former President Trump is delivering his keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday -- a finale to the annual conference which sees Trump make his first major speech since leaving office. TRUMP TO SPEAK AT CPAC IN FIRST MAJOR ADDRESS SINCE LEAVING OFFICE, AS GOP SEARCHES FOR PATH FORWARDHis speech was preceded by the CPAC straw poll, which polled attendees about who they would see on the ballot. Trump is not expected to announce a 2024 run in the speech and instead will focus on the the immediate future of the Republican Party. Instead, we will be united and strong like never before," Trump will say, in an excerpt of the speech obtained by Fox News. Meanwhile, many of those who opposed Trump, including Cheney and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, were not in attendance.
CNN's Brian Stelter forced to address Cuomo sex scandal after network delayed coverage of first accuser
CNN's left-wing media guru Brian Stelter was forced to address the sexual harassment allegations plaguing his colleague Chris Cuomo's brother after his network was called out for delaying coverage of the New York governor's first accuser. On Sunday's installment of "Reliable Sources," Stelter drew much of the focus on the bombshell report from The New York Times that outlined claims against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from former aide Charlotte Bennett, which CNN covered on-air earlier in the day after the story was published Saturday evening. But Stelter himself did not mention how his own network also provided Cuomo glowing attention. CNN, the home network of Cuomo's kid brother Chris Cuomo, has given the governor unprecedented cover in downplaying his various scandals.
Mr. Potato Head is the latest weapon in the Fox News culture wars
Potato Head caused a lot of buzz last week, and Fox News played a big part in that. Over the past week, the plastic toy — and its gender — has been mentioned at least 35 times on Fox News and Fox Business combined. Potato Head branding change emerged at an investors meeting. Potato Head "aren't going anywhere." Potato Head was getting "neutered" and Sean Hannity invited Geraldo Rivera and Dan Bongino on air to talk about the "controversy and confusion" that was created by Hasbro's decision to rebrand the toy.
Iran rejects offer of direct US nuclear talks, senior diplomats say
Iran rejected a European Union offer to arrange direct nuclear talks with the U.S., senior diplomats say, risking fresh tension between Tehran and Western capitals. The U.S. had said it would attend the talks, which the EU had hoped to host in the coming days. POMPEO SAYS BIDEN MOVES ON IRAN, HOUTHIS PRECURSORS TO RE-ENTERING 'CRAZY, CRAPPY' NUCLEAR DEALStill, Iran’s move is likely to exacerbate tensions in the coming days. If Iran follows through on that threat, it would greatly reduce international oversight of Iran’s nuclear work, a situation that Mr. Grossi has said would gut the agency’s ability to keep Iran’s nuclear program in check. One senior European diplomat said that Iran was however fearful of going home empty-handed from a meeting with the U.S., which could have sparked a major backlash in Iran.
McCarthy warns Democrat-backed HR 1 is Pelosi power grab meant to erode election confidence
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that the Democrat-backed H.B. 1 will destroy election confidence and serves as a power grab for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, effectively destroying America if the sweeping election reform bill passes next month. 1, so this is most important for Nancy Pelosi to hold on to her power." EVERY HOUSE DEMOCRAT SIGNS ON SWEEPING HR 1, GOP ARGUES IT WOULD 'UNDERMINE' ELECTION INTEGRITYEvery House Democrat last week signed onto the sweeping election reform bill H.R. I can also show an ID to vote because in California, it's just like what they're doing in the COVID bill.
Israel plans COVID jabs for Palestinian labourers and settlement workers
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel approved plans on Sunday to offer COVID-19 vaccines to Palestinians with Israeli work permits, a step a rights group said did not go far enough to safeguard Palestinians in occupied territory. After facing criticism for not extending its campaign to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, Israel agreed this month to give Palestinian health officials 5,000 Moderna Inc doses. He said that under the new Israeli programme, Palestinian medical teams would administer shots at West Bank military checkpoints. Israel captured the West Bank, along with East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Middle East war. The PA shut down most schools in the West Bank on Sunday to try to stop a sharp rise in coronavirus variant infections.
France and Germany to require COVID-19 test for some border crossings
REUTERS/Ralph OrlowskiPARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany have agreed that people crossing the border between the French region of Moselle and Germany will have to have proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test in the previous 48 hours, French Europe Minister Clement Beaune said on Sunday. The French government was eager to keep travel restrictions limited at the border, which 16,000 French workers from Moselle cross each day. The decision prompted Berlin to announce that Germany would impose restrictions on travel from the Moselle region from Tuesday. Police will not set up stationary border controls, but will make random checks, German authorities said. Germany already has border controls in place with the Czech Republic and Austria and had been trying to avoid restrictions on its border with France.
Israel plans COVID jabs for Palestinian labourers and settlement workers
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel approved plans on Sunday to offer COVID-19 vaccines to Palestinians with Israeli work permits, a step a rights group said did not go far enough to safeguard Palestinians in occupied territory. After facing criticism for not extending its campaign to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, Israel agreed this month to give Palestinian health officials 5,000 Moderna Inc doses. He said that under the new Israeli programme, Palestinian medical teams would administer shots at West Bank military checkpoints. Israel captured the West Bank, along with East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Middle East war. The PA shut down most schools in the West Bank on Sunday to try to stop a sharp rise in coronavirus variant infections.
At least 18 protesters killed in Myanmar in worst violence since coup
(Reuters) - Myanmar police fired on protesters around the country on Sunday and at least 18 people were killed in the worst violence since a Feb. 1 military coup, the United Nations said, calling on the international community to act to stop the repression. Protesters take cover as they clash with riot police officers during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021. “Severe action will be inevitably taken” against “riotous protesters”, the state-run Global New Light Of Myanmar said. Several wounded people were hauled away in Yangon by fellow protesters, leaving bloody smears on pavements, media images showed. A day earlier he had asked on Facebook how many dead bodies it would take for the United Nations to take action.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine gets CDC panel backing, could start shipping within 24 hours
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel voted on Sunday to recommend Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 shot for widespread use, a final clearance for the vaccine after it was authorized by U.S. regulators on Saturday. State and local public health authorities will use Food and Drug Administration and CDC guidance as they administer the first 4 million doses. The federal government, through distribution partner McKesson Corp, plans to ship the first shots Sunday night or Monday morning. Johnson & Johnson's shot will be the only one-dose Covid vaccine available in the United States. Johnson & Johnson expects to ship more than 20 million doses by March and 100 million by mid-year, enough to vaccinate nearly a third of Americans.
30 vehicles collide on Montana bridge in major winter weather crash
A massive 30-vehicle pileup on Yellowstone River bridge in Billings, Montana, critically injured two people on Saturday, according to authorities. The individuals jumped from the bridge during the accident to avoid being hit by a car, the Montana Highway Patrol tweeted. Emergency workers respond to a crash near Billings, Mont., on Feb. 27, 2021. Montana Highway Patrol via TwitterThe incident occurred on westbound I-90, and the lane was closed until approximately 4:30 p.m. while troopers investigated, Nerison said. One driver, Bella Contreraz, told the Billings Gazette that she slammed on her brakes when she saw vehicles stopped ahead of her.
CDC advisory panel recommends J&J single-dose Covid vaccine
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the first single-dose shot authorized in the U.S. and is easier to store and transport than two-dose Covid vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. The J&J vaccine's efficacy rate is lower than both the Pfizer and Moderna shots, which were found to be 95 percent and 94 percent, respectively. What's next: The Biden administration says roughly 4 million J&J shots will be sent out this week, including 2 million to states and another 2 million to pharmacies and community health centers. The company told lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week that it plans to provide 20 million vaccines by the end of March and 100 million by the end of June. The CDC's advisory panel will meet again Monday to discuss clinical considerations for the Covid-19 vaccines, as well as a safety update regarding the shots.
Trump to proclaim himself the future of the Republican Party in speech
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump on Sunday will declare himself the dominant figure in the fractured Republican Party and attack President Joe Biden in his first major appearance since leaving the White House nearly six weeks ago. “We are gathered this afternoon to talk about the future --the future of our movement, the future of our party, and the future of our beloved country,” he will add. “The Republican Party is united. “Joe Biden has had the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history.”The Biden White House has made it clear it plans to ignore Trump’s speech. “Our focus is certainly not on what President Trump is saying” at CPAC, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters last week.
Syrian army says Israel attacks areas around southern Damascus
CAIRO/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army said on Sunday evening that Israel conducted a rocket attack on targets in the vicinity of Damascus in an attack heard above the capital. A Syrian army statement said the attack came from the Golan Heights and that it downed most of the missiles. An Israeli military spokesman declined comment when asked about the report. Regional intelligence sources say Iran’s Quds Force and militias it backs whose presence has spread in Syria in recent years have a strong presence in a string of underground bases in the southern outskirts of Damascus. Western intelligence sources say Israeli strikes this year have undermined Iran’s extensive military power in Syria without triggering a major increase in hostilities.
Whoa, Nelly! Korda makes it 2 straight wins for her family
Korda won for the first time on American soil — her other three LPGA wins were in Australia and twice in Taiwan — and the first time with her parents watching. Sorenstam finished 29 shots behind Korda, who won by three over Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko. Korda made sure of that with a steady diet of pars and picking up enough birdies when she needed them. “Honestly, I did not play very good golf today, and I just stayed really solid,” Korda said. ___More AP golf: https://apnews.com/hub/golf and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
North Carolina-based mystery writer Maron dies at 82
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Margaret Maron, a prolific North Carolina-based mystery writer whose book series won her major awards and plaudits in the genre, has died at age 82, a family member said on Sunday. Maron died on Tuesday at a hospice center in Raleigh from stroke-related complications, according to her son, John Maron. Maron is best known for the Sigrid Harald series of books, which focused on a New York police lieutenant, and the Knott series, which was about a North Carolina judge. She received the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor, in 2008, and was later inducted into the N.C. ADVERTISEMENTBorn in central North Carolina, Maron met her future husband while they both worked at the Penatgon.
No. 3 A&M beats No. 5 South Carolina 65-57 for SEC title
5 South Carolina 65-57 for SEC titleSouth Carolina forward Victaria Saxton (5) and Texas A&M forward N'dea Jones (31) fight for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in College Station, Texas. 3 Texas A&M to a 65-57 win over fifth-ranked South Carolina on Sunday to give the Aggies their first regular-season Southeastern Conference title. The Aggies outscored South Carolina (19-4, 14-2) 19-8 in the third quarter to take a commanding lead before the Gamecocks get back in it late. The Aggies added a basket after that before South Carolina got its first field goal of the second half on a layup by Lele Grissett a few seconds later. A 5-0 run by Texas A&M, with another 3 by Nixon, came next to make it 52-37 and spur South Carolina coach Dawn Staley to call a timeout.
At Least 18 Killed By Myanmar Security Forces In Deadliest Day Since Coup
At Least 18 Killed By Myanmar Security Forces In Deadliest Day Since CoupEnlarge this image toggle caption Sai Aung Main/AFP via Getty Images Sai Aung Main/AFP via Getty ImagesOne week ago, Myanmar military forces warned pro-democracy protesters that if their demonstrations continued, there would be further loss of life. Sunday was the bloodiest day in Myanmar since a military junta seized power there one month ago. "The people of Myanmar have the right to assemble peacefully and demand the restoration of democracy," U.N. Human Rights Office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said in a statement. Use of lethal force against non-violent demonstrators is never justifiable under international human rights norms." "We still need the strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup," Kyaw Moe Tun said.
CDC Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson's One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine
CDC Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson's One-Dose COVID-19 VaccineEnlarge this image toggle caption Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty ImagesA panel of experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given its blessing to a new one-shot vaccine for COVID-19. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 12-0, with one recusal, to recommend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people aged 18 and older. The move comes one day after the Food and Drug Administration authorized this vaccine for emergency use, making it the third COVID-19 vaccine available in the U.S. Unlike the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires just one jab. And, like the other vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson one provided robust protection against hospitalization and death.
People Share #TheMoment They Realized The Pandemic Was Changing Life As They Knew It
People Share #TheMoment They Realized The Pandemic Was Changing Life As They Knew ItEnlarge this image toggle caption Amy Sussman/Getty Images Amy Sussman/Getty ImagesIt's been nearly a year since much of the U.S. entered coronavirus-related lockdowns. For many people, they're approaching the anniversary of when they realized that life as they knew it was being fundamentally altered from how it had been a month, a week or even a day earlier. For many people, the moment they realized they were entering pandemic life happened in the aisles of their grocery store, as they stocked up on non-perishable food, or found complete sections wiped out. Childcare and the blur between work and home life represented the moment for countless others. Doctors also shared when they realized that the task before them and the volume of patients they were about to see was dramatically changing.
‘Tom & Jerry’ gives box office some life with $13.7M opening
This image shows Butch, leader of the alley cats, foreground center, voiced by Nicky Jam, in a scene from the animated/live-action film "Tom & Jerry." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)This image shows Butch, leader of the alley cats, foreground center, voiced by Nicky Jam, in a scene from the animated/live-action film "Tom & Jerry." “Tom & Jerry” also played in 2,475 North American cinemas simultaneously as it did in the home, where it’s streaming on HBO Max for a month. ADVERTISEMENT“With half of theaters still closed, the pandemic still a threat, and ‘Tom & Jerry’ available at home, this is a very good opening,” said David A. Warner Bros. said “Tom & Jerry” has already seen more than 10,000 such bookings.
Americans Are Sitting On Lots of Spare Cash. It May Not Boost Growth Much.
The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which lawmakers are still negotiating, would boost incomes and savings even more. About $1.2 trillion in net worth can be explained by higher stock prices, while surging home equity added $1 trillion. Americans’ spending on cars, furniture, electronics, appliances and other durable goods also contributed about $300 billion to higher household net worth. It’s likely that the distribution of liquid assets has become even more skewed since the Fed collected its data—leaving even less spare cash for the vast majority of Americans. As a result, all the cash on the sidelines—even after assuming the next $1.9 trillion spending bill distributes $1,400 checks to most Americans—will probably only contribute about 2 percentage points to GDP growth next year.
Oil Prices Are Rising. Here Are Next Steps for Producers.
Major oil producers will put their negotiation skills to the test when they meet to discuss production levels in early March. The gathering comes as Saudi Arabia and Russia, two of the world’s largest producers, attempt to balance rising crude prices, tightening global supplies and an uncertain path of recovery for energy demand. Strength in oil prices may encourage producers to consider lifting output. The pandemic has impacted these countries greatly due to decreased demand and if oil goes higher, “these oil-rich economies will need to cash out,” he says. So OPEC+ would put higher prices at risk if they decide to lift output, but could lose market share if it continues to curb output.
Orioles' Trey Mancini met with standing ovation in first at-bat since cancer fight
Mancini received an ovation after warm-ups and a full-on ovation as he stepped into the box for his first at-bat in a calendar year. Mancini hit a single off of Chad Kuhl and later stole second base, but it was called back due to batter's interference. pic.twitter.com/huG3ZPZeoe — Baltimore Orioles ? (@Orioles) February 28, 2021But the view from the press box really showcases the fan support in the stadium. Trey Mancini was moved by the standing ovation he received before his first big league at-bat in almost a full year. Mancini averaged 28 home runs and 29 doubles in each season, buoyed by a career-best 35 home runs in 2019.
Crisis deepens for Cuomo; New York attorney general wants to lead harassment probe
Andrew Cuomo deepened Sunday as the state’s attorney general demanded he grant her the authority to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. Democrats statewide appeared to be abandoning Cuomo in large numbers as Attorney General Letitia James rejected two proposals by the governor for an investigation of his conduct. “The state’s Executive Law clearly gives my office the authority to investigate this matter once the governor provides a referral. While I have deep respect for Chief Judge DiFiore, I am the duly elected attorney general and it is my responsibility to carry out this task, per Executive Law. Under state law, the state attorney general needs a referral from the governor in order to investigate his conduct.
These 7 Value Stocks Will Benefit From an Economic Recovery
The past decade hasn’t been kind to value managers, and their ranks have thinned. We did a conference call with value managers including Bill Miller and Mario Gabelli. Investment committees are so committed to growth stocks. A lot of value managers have closed up shop and left the business, and some are finding excuses to own growth stocks. The catalyst is happening now: As interest rates go higher and inflation starts to come back, the value of future earnings of growth stocks won’t be valued as richly.
Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in 2024
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also begin. With a compromise bill clearing the House and Senate, Virginia becomes the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Under the legislation, possession of up to an ounce of marijuana will become legal beginning Jan. 1, 2024, at the same time sales will begin and regulations will go into effect to control the marijuana marketplace in Virginia. Lawmakers last year decriminalized marijuana, making simple possession a civil penalty that can be punished by a fine of no more than $25. “Today, the Virginia General Assembly failed to legalize marijuana for racial justice.
Iran rejects offer to restart direct nuclear talks with U.S.
Iran rejected a European Union offer to arrange direct nuclear talks with the U.S., senior diplomats say, risking fresh tension between Tehran and Western capitals. Two senior Western diplomats said Iran has ruled out attending a meeting in Europe for now, saying it wanted a guarantee first that the U.S. would lift some sanctions after the meeting.
At least 18 protesters killed in Myanmar crackdown, U.N. says
YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power, and a U.N. human rights official said it had “credible information” that at least 18 people were killed and 30 were wounded. It registered five deaths in Dawei, a much smaller city in southeastern Myanmar that has seen tens of thousands of protesters nearly every day since the coup. His body was shown in photos and videos lying on a sidewalk until other protesters carried him away. In Dawei, local media reported at least three people were killed during a protest march, supported by photos and video. Videos and photos showed protesters running as police charged at them, and residents setting up makeshift roadblocks to slow their advance.
UPDATE 1-France and Germany to require COVID-19 test for some border crossings
The French government was eager to keep travel restrictions limited at the border, which 16,000 French workers from Moselle cross each day. The decision prompted Berlin to announce that Germany would impose restrictions on travel from the Moselle region from Tuesday. Public transport between Moselle and the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland will be suspended, and commuters arriving from Moselle by car will need to produce a negative COVID-19 test. Police will not set up stationary border controls, but will make random checks, German authorities said. Germany already has border controls in place with the Czech Republic and Austria and had been trying to avoid restrictions on its border with France.
Biden laying groundwork for next priority: major infrastructure bill
A White House proposal could come out in March. In its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, it gave the national infrastructure an overall grade of D+. During the presidential campaign, Biden pledged to deploy $2 trillion on infrastructure and clean energy, but the White House has not ruled out an even higher price tag. “He’s been a long fan of investing in infrastructure — long outdated — long overdue, I should say,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, told the AP that he foresees a comprehensive House package that will go beyond roads, bridges and public transit.
White House climate czar to AP: Texas storm 'a wake-up call'
In an interview with The Associated Press, Gina McCarthy said Friday that the storm that devastated Texas and other states “is not going to be as unusual as people had hoped. It is going to happen, and we need to be as resilient and working together as much as possible. McCarthy said she expects an “after-action” report on the Texas crisis and ways it can be avoided in the future. Texas is not connected to the rest of the nation's power grid, and McCarthy said the storm may be reason to rethink that. The aggressive plan is aimed at slowing human-caused global warming that is magnifying extreme weather events such as the Texas storm and deadly wildfires in the West.
Congresswoman’s husband takes heat for displaying decal of militia tied to Capitol riot
Just to clarify, Mary Miller is a new Illinois Congresswoman. Her husband, Chris Miller, is a state Represenative for Illinois. Mary Miller invoked Adolf Hitler in a speech during a “Moms for America” event. He said, ’Whoever has the youth has the future.’”Congresswoman Mary Miller of IllinoisMiller, who represents the 15th district in southeastern Illinois, apologized for the quote soon after. The post Congresswoman’s husband takes heat for displaying decal of militia tied to Capitol riot appeared first on TheGrio.
CPAC Speaker Angela Stanton King Promotes QAnon From Stage
NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty ImagesA speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory from the event’s main stage on Sunday, shortly before Donald Trump was scheduled to appear at the conservative movement’s premiere annual event. A positive mention of QAnon from the CPAC stage marks another inroad into the GOP for the conspiracy theory, which has been linked to murders and other crimes. A number of QAnon believers took leading roles in the U.S. Capitol riot, breaking into the building and menacing police officers. Story continuesThe FBI considers the conspiracy theory, which has also been praised in the past by newly elected Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO), as a potential source of domestic terrorism. The CPAC panel King appeared on was already embroiled in controversy, after scheduled speaker “Young Pharaoh” was dropped from the program over tweets attacking Jewish people.
Lady Gaga's two abducted bulldogs returned unharmed to police
Two men suspected of stealing the pets at gunpoint from their dogwalker, 30-year-old Ryan Fischer, remained at large, however, Lopez said. "My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago," she wrote in the post, alongside photos of the dogs. It was not immediately clear whether the woman who brought the dogs to the police on Friday will collect the reward. The dog walker was shot once by the assailants, who drove off with two of the dogs. The singer heaped praise on Fischer for risking his "life to fight for our family," adding: "You’re forever a hero."
New Orleans police officer fatally shot at high school basketball game
A Tulane police officer was shot and killed outside a high school basketball game Friday evening, the New Orleans Police Department announced. pic.twitter.com/pbsR1VM5pw — NOPD (@NOPDNews) February 27, 2021PHOTO: New Orleans police investigate after the fatal shooting of a police officer at George Washington Carver High School where a basketball game was being played, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in New Orleans. "The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office mourns the loss of the the deputy constable killed tonight in the line of duty. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office mourns the loss of the the deputy constable killed tonight in the line of duty. — Sheriff Gusman (@SheriffGusman) February 27, 2021New Orleans police officer fatally shot at high school basketball game originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
Donald Trump CPAC speech: Former US president makes first address since leaving White House - latest updates
Mr Cassidy predicted that Mr Trump would not be the party's presidential nominee in 2024. Bill Cassidy, the senator for Louisiana, is not convinced by Donald Trump - REUTERS09:11 PMWill he announce 2024 run? If we do, we will lose the working base that President Trump so animated." This is a Donald Trump party after all. It's been a quiet few weeks without Donald Trump, hasn't it?
Joe Biden calls for investigation after second woman accuses New York governor Cuomo of sexual misconduct
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - GettyA second ex-employee of powerful New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment, charges the governor denied on Saturday. Ms Bennett was happy with the new job and decided not to insist on an investigation. Mr Cuomo became a national star last spring with his straight-talking yet empathetic coronavirus briefings that contrasted sharply with then-president Donald Trump's dismissive approach to the pandemic. He said he wanted instead to support Ms Bennett, who had told him that she was a sexual assault survivor. "For those wondering what it's like to work for the Cuomo admin, read @LindseyBoylan's story," Ms Bennett wrote in a re-tweet of Ms Boylan's post.
Biden White House asks 'Trump who?' ahead of speech to conservatives
"Our focus is certainly not on what President Trump is saying" at the Conservative Political Action Conference, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. "The Republicans are having a fight with themselves about Donald Trump," Elmendorf said. The White House plans to shrug. "Well, we’re not looking to former President Trump or any of his advisers as a model for how we're approaching immigration," Psaki said. But there's little reason to comment on Trump otherwise, Princeton political history professor Julian Zelizer said.
Cuomo asks state attorney general, top judge to launch harassment probe
Take, for example, the Nyan Cat. “Thanks for believing in Nyan Cat all these years,” he gushed on Twitter. Foundation has only been around for a few weeks and has already sold more than $1m of digital art. “You also get to directly support an artist, and I think that is really exciting for people.” So who would pay $600,000 for a digital meme? And, given the volatile nature of digital currencies (not to mention digital art) I do have some advice for Chris Torres and other entrepreneurs who are operating in this wild, wild world: Please.
Officer fatally shot outside New Orleans high school game
The Vigil is another work in that tradition, mining Jewish customs for a disquieting tale about unholy things that scream, claw, and corrupt in the dead of night. Having just broken with his religious family and friends, Yakov has no interest in this job. Almost immediately, things take a turn for the worse, beginning with movement from beneath the sheet covering Mr. Litvak in the clan’s dimly-lit living room. In it, Mr. Litvak states that he’s plagued by a Mazzik, an ancient parasitic demon that followed him home from the Buchenwald concentration camp and appears with its head turned completely around. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you.
U.S. panel endorses Johnson & Johnson vaccine
WASHINGTON — A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. Advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted overwhelmingly to recommend the vaccine for adults 18 years and older. J&J plans to ship several million vaccine doses to states in the coming week, delivering a total of 20 million shots by the end of March. Health officials are eager to have an easier-to-use vaccine against COVID-19, which has killed more than 511,000 Americans and continues to mutate in troubling ways. The same CDC panel previously recommended use of the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna authorized in December.
Police officer fatally shot during mask dispute at basketball game, Louisiana cops say
The New York TimesNEW YORK — Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, described Digidog on Twitter as a “robotic surveillance ground” drone. The City Council passed the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology Act last June amid efforts to overhaul the police force, many of them triggered by Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Boston Dynamics began selling the robot dog, which it calls Spot, last June. The robotic dog, which bears a resemblance to those featured in the 2017 “Metalhead” episode of “Black Mirror,” was not designed to act as a covert tool of mass surveillance, Perry said.
5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: CRM, ETSY, GLD, SPCE, ABNB
Until then, though, let’s look at a few top stock trades. Top Stock Trades for Monday No. Notice the way channel resistance kept GLD stock in check for months until shares broke out in December. 5: Airbnb (ABNB)Top stock trades for ABNBClick to EnlargeSource: Chart courtesy of TrendSpiderAirbnb (NASDAQ:ABNB) is ripping on earnings, up 16% at the time of this writing. More From InvestorPlaceThe post 5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: CRM, ETSY, GLD, SPCE, ABNB appeared first on InvestorPlace.
LIVE UPDATES: Trump CPAC 2021 speech to be first major address since leaving office
Former President Donald Trump is set to deliver the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Sunday afternoon as he and his allies aim to guide the direction of the Republican Party after his presidency. But the address, scheduled for 3:40 p.m., will be his first extended in-person public speaking engagement. Trump is expected to attack President Biden on immigration, Keystone XL and Big Tech, a source close to the former president said. He's also expected to walk "right up to the line of announcing another campaign," without actually committing. CPAC is sponsored by Fox Nation.
Now that’s one big lizard
It’s not every day that you see a 4-foot-long lizard creeping across your driveway. But that’s exactly what happened in Wilmington on the evening of May 3 when a woman noticed a very large black-and-white lizard walk into her driveway on Lockwood Road. Photos of Bubba were posted on the animal control officer’s Facebook page , and its owner was located shortly thereafter. If you’ve never heard of a tegu before, these big lizards originated from South America and have become popular pets. The responding officer reported that the birds were sent on their way.
CDC advisory committee votes to recommend emergency use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory committee on Immunization Practices has voted to recommend Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use for individuals ages 18 and older in the United States. The 12-0 vote with one recusal comes following official emergency use clearance by the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSThis is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
Animals make corporate zoom calls bearable, if you don’t mind the spit
“We give the hedgehogs baths, which is really cute,” Chelsea Phillips, founder of Tiny Tails to You, said. One of Tiny Tails’ more mischievous animals is Jeffrey the gecko, who, if held too close to the laptop during calls, leaps onto the screen. A trained optician, Mrs. Johnson got her first alpacas in 2015. Mrs. Johnson had to race over to the field’s far end to catch them. Sweet Farm has conducted over 8,000 calls.
In Brockton, Niko Bar + Grill serves up Greek-American dishes ‘with a modern twist’
IN THE KITCHEN The Brockton area has been a wasteland for Greek cuisine since the storied Christos Restaurant closed in December 2013. For Niko, named after his 5-year-old son, Badavas brought Brockton native David Casey on board as executive chef. The 3,800-square-foot restaurant is near the Brockton border, easy to reach from nearby towns, and offers plenty of parking. After a thorough renovation, the space has been transformed into a casual yet inviting spot, with several distinct dining spaces. In addition to the main dining area, there’s a 40-seat function room and a long bar with additional high-top tables along the wall.
Michael Downing, whose books illuminated his illness and the lives of others, dies at 62
Downing, who was 62 when he died of cancer on Feb. 9 , the experience inspired another book in a wide-ranging writing life that included teaching at Tufts University . A series of doctors “leaned a little forward in their chairs and said the words ‘sudden death’ to me,” he later recalled . “As I entered the strange and secretive world of modern medicine, I really thought I was simply choosing to prevent my sudden death,” he later wrote. “But the medical intervention to prevent my sudden death almost killed me — more than once. Downing “really believed the classroom was the place for, as he called it, transformative change,” Bolter said, and he led classes that were “just alive with energy and sort of crackling with joy.”AdvertisementMr.
Mass. reports 65,284 new COVID-19 vaccinations Sunday
The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts rose by 65,284 to 1,736,477, state officials reported Sunday. The number of new vaccinations was greater than on Saturday, when 48,640 were reported. The total number of shots administered amounted to 84.7 percent of the 2,049,130 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the Department of Public Health said. The total shots administered included 1,205,219 first shots and 531,258 second shots. AdvertisementUpdates on coronavirus cases, deaths and other metrics will be posted shortly.
It’s time (again) to laugh at the Golden Globe nominations
As sure as the sun rises in the East and spring follows winter, the Golden Globe nominations will be announced every year and make no sense whatsoever. Vertical EntertainmentThe big winner on the movie side of the Golden Globe aisle was “Mank,” the Netflix drama about the writing of “Citizen Kane” that is catnip for classic-movie fans and Sanskrit for everyone else. It received six nominations, including best picture (drama), director, actor (Gary Oldman), and supporting actress (Amanda Seyfried). That’s going to be awkward on awards night, since Lee’s two children, Satchel and Jackson, are serving as this year’s Golden Globe ambassadors, a post generally given to Hollywood scions. Glen Wilson/Warner Bros. Entertainment via APWhat did the Globe nominations get right?
After years of inaction, federal regulators are on the cusp of imposing new rules to protect right whales
Nearly two years ago, federal regulators declared that North Atlantic right whales were facing an existential crisis. “Our goal is to have both a thriving trap/pot fishery and a healthy population of right whales,” Oliver wrote. While the lobster industry has recoiled at the government’s plan, environmental advocates said the regulations don’t go nearly far enough. (Anastasia State Park via AP) Associated PressSince 2010, 86 right whales have been found dead, the vast majority from entanglements in fishing gear or vessel strikes. “We have serious concerns about the proposed rules,” said Gib Brogan, a fisheries policy analyst at Oceana, an advocacy group.
‘Mank,’ Netflix lead Golden Globe nominations
NEW YORK (AP) — After a year where the pandemic nearly emptied movie theaters, Netflix dominated nominations to the 78ths Golden Globe Awards on Wednesday, with David Fincher’s “Mank” leading film nominees with six nods and “The Crown” topping all television series. Advertisement“Mank,” about “Citizen Kane” co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, landed nominations for best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman; best director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best screenplay for Jack Fincher, the director’s father who penned the script before dying in 2003. “The Crown” also landed six nominations including best series, drama, and acting nods for Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor. Ahmed was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture drama. “The Crown” landed six nominations including best series, drama, and acting nods for Olivia Colman (pictured) and Josh O’Connor.
Brockton man arrested in Mattapan on gun and drug charges
A 38-year-old Brockton man was arrested early Sunday morning after Boston police stopped his vehicle and found a loaded gun and marijuana, police said. Billy Alexander faces charges that include unlawful possession of both a firearm and ammunition and possession with intent to distribute a Class D drug, Boston police said in a statement. According to police, officers stopped Alexander’s vehicle because he was traveling at an excessively high speed. Officers approached the vehicle and saw a fixed-blade hunting knife on the front passenger seat that Alexander allegedly began reaching for.
Community college students help spread vaccine education to farmworkers
The agricultural workers are listening to a presentation from Hartnell College nursing program students on the COVID-19 vaccine. Since January, students have been traveling from Salinas to San Juan Batista to Soledad to speak with farmworkers in settings much like this and combat the spread of misinformation on the vaccine. “We are there to promote wellness,” says Sonja Sheppard, the associate director of nursing and allied health at Hartnell College. She said the vaccine education program caught her attention because it seemed like crucial information everyone should know. One of the biggest myths Alvarez and Garcia have said they’ve had to dispel is that the COVID-19 vaccine contains a live virus.
The San Jose Sharks’ team defense was bad last season. It’s even worse now
The Sharks just gave up a seven-spot to a team that had scored just eight goals in its previous five games. The Sharks have now allowed 17 goals in their last three games, and are about to play four games in six nights against two teams with Stanley Cup aspirations. Vlasic, who had been playing with Knyzhov, had 17:28 of ice time Saturday and has two assists in 18 games this season. Three times, the Sharks allowed a Blues goal within 1:07 or less of scoring themselves. “Anytime you score six goals, usually you should win the hockey game,” Sharks winger Evander Kane said Saturday.
CDC advisers recommend Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine
J&J’s vaccine can be administered once the CDC finalizes its guidelines. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices held an emergency meeting Sunday to review J&J’s shot, which the Food and Drug Administration cleared late Saturday. Shots could be administered in doctors’ offices, as well.The Biden administration has said that 3 million to 4 million doses will be ready for the initial push. Of those who want a two-dose shot, 28% said they would get a single-shot option one rather than wait a month to get another one. The survey was conducted before all the data on J&J’s vaccine became available, which could affect attitudes.
ASU women's basketball stuns No. 9 Arizona in overtime
Taya Hanson hit a critical 3-pointer in the final minute of overtime Sunday, lifting Arizona State women's basketball to a 66-64 overtime upset of No. ASU (11-9, 6-9 Pac-12) led a majority of the game at Desert Financial Arena including 52-44 with 4:20 left in regulation. UA (18-4, 15-4) rallied to force overtime on two Aari McDonald free throws with 5.3 seconds remaining. Up 65-64 in overtime, Jaddan Simmons made one of two free throws for ASU with 13.3 seconds left. Hanson led ASU with 19 points, Simmons added 15 and freshman Maggie Besselink pulled a season high 13 rebounds.
2 arrested in connection with Yuma shooting that left 1 dead, another injured
Two men were arrested Saturday in connection with an early morning shooting in Yuma that left one man dead and a woman seriously injured, according to police officials. At the scene, Tyrone Hall, 36, was pronounced dead, Franklin said. Franklin said that same day, police arrested two men in connection with the shooting: Jerome Hall, 32, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, and Brandon Hall, 35, was arrested on suspicion of hindering prosecution. It's unclear if any of the people involved in the shooting were relatives or knew each other. Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Yuma Police Department at 928-373-4700 or 928 782-7463 to remain anonymous.
Chandler junior WR Kyion Grayes II commits to Ohio State Buckeyes during visit
It didn't take Chandler junior wide receiver Kyion Grayes II long to make up his mind during his weekend trip to Columbus about being an Ohio State Buckeye. The All-Arizona Grayes gave the Buckeyes a commitment to play football there on Sunday. In mid-December, Grayes decommitted from the University of Arizona after head coach Kevin Sumlin was firedOhio State had offered him in October. "He's been interested in Ohio State for quite some time and felt that's the right place for him academically and athletically," Garretson said. Grayes, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, helped lead the Wolves to the past two Open Division state championships with his big-play capabilities.
A carjacking victim was left with gunshot wounds in South Phoenix
A carjacking left one man with gunshot wounds in the early hours of Sunday morning near South Phoenix, according to Phoenix police. Officers, responding to reports of gunfire just before 4 a.m., found a man with gunshot wounds near 19th and Southern avenues. The man was then taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police said. The man told police that an unknown suspect shot him and stole his car, a gray BMW, police said. Reach breaking news reporter Miguel Torres at Miguel.Torres@arizonarepublic.com or on Twitter @MTorresTweet.
Lucky 13th year of the Top 100 Places to Work competition is underway
Today The Dallas Morning News begins taking nominations for Top 100 Places to Work 2021 — our 13th annual star search for employers who give others something to shoot for. The News ran its first Top 100 competition in the economic depths of 2009 — risky timing since almost nobody was hiring. Our Top 100 Places to Work competition will allow great companies to attract new employees to their company during one of the most challenging times in our community. The companies on our next 50 list — national standard achievers that barely missed the cut — would be Top 100 winners in just about any other market. Midsize companies have 150 to 499 employees, and our small companies have 50 to 149 employees.
Las Vegas police investigate body found in northeast valley
Homicide investigators are responding to the northeast Las Vegas Valley Sunday after a body was found in a desert area, police said. Metropolitan Police Department (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeHomicide investigators are responding to the northeast Las Vegas Valley on Sunday after a body was found in a desert area, police said. Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Brian Boxler said officers were called at 10:45 a.m. for reports of a woman’s body being found in a desert area near East Van Buren Avenue and Vegasgreen Trail, southeast of the intersection of Lamb Boulevard and Owens Avenue. Boxler said homicide investigators were going to the scene. Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298.
Nevada reports 266 new coronavirus cases, no additional deaths
(Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidtttNevada public health officials on Sunday reported 266 new coronavirus cases and no additional deaths. New cases fell below the two-week moving average of 308 cases per day. The two-week positivity rate, a key indicator monitored by public health officials, is now at 7.6 percent, officials reported Sunday. Meanwhile, Clark County officials reported 232 new cases, bringing the local cumulative total to 226,701. The county’s 14-day positivity rate fell to 8.6 percent, a 0.3 percentage point decrease from the previous day, officials reported Sunday.
Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela, who turned the corner in 2020, expects better in 2021
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — By many measures, Antonio Senzatela was Colorado’s best starting pitcher in 2020. Rockies first baseman Josh Fuentes said Senzatela had A’s batters off-balance in almost every at-bat on that Tuesday night at Coors. He competes like crazy.”Senzatela is quick to say that his changeup is usually his best secondary pitch, but he admits that he misplaced it for a while. I like to locate my pitches.”Also fueling Senzatela’s confidence is his growing baseball IQ. That’s part of the experience in the big leagues and it’s what makes you better.”Making stridesRight-hander Antonio Senzatela has evolved into one of the Rockies’ best pitchers.
Three people killed in Larimer County crash
Three people were killed in a Larimer County crash on U.S. 287 Saturday evening, according to Colorado State Patrol. A 21-year-old man, 18-year-old woman and 19-year-old woman died in the two-vehicle crash around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Cpl. The Elantra T-boned the Subaru, killing the Subaru’s driver and two women in the Elantra. The driver of the Elantra survived with minor injuries, and the fourth person in the car, a 21-year-old man, was seriously injured. The road was shut down for several hours after the crash.
Emergency vehicles respond to small airplane accident at Aspen airport
A collapsed front landing gear caused a small inbound aircraft to skid to a stop Sunday morning in the middle of runway 33 at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport around 11:15 a.m., according to Caroline Bonynge, Director of Operations, Safety and Security for the airport. Two passengers were on board the private plane but neither showed signs of immediate injury, Bonynge said. The plane was towed from the runway at 12:40 p.m. and departures were to resume shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday. The aircraft, a single-engine Piper Malibu, sustained some damage in the accident. As of 12:45 p.m. Sunday, it was not yet clear what had caused the landing gear to collapse, Bonynge said.
CDC panel endorses 3rd vaccine option from J&J
WASHINGTON — A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. FILE - This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)WASHINGTON — A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. J&J plans to ship several million vaccine doses to states in the coming week, delivering a total of 20 million shots by the end of March. The same CDC panel previously recommended use of the two vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna authorized in December.
Southbound lanes of Dallas North Tollway close after semitrailer crashes, burst into flames
The southbound lanes of Dallas North Tollway closed Sunday after a semitrailer struck a safety barrier and burst into flames. The truck was traveling south about noon on the tollway when its driver lost control and struck a crash attenuator near Interstate 635, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman said. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said a hazardous-materials team had been sent to off-load the truck’s diesel tanks. Southbound traffic along the tollway was being redirected to exit at Alpha Road, DPS officials said. It was unclear what led to the crash or how long the lanes would be closed.
Another 79,000 coronavirus vaccines administered as Illinois’ pandemic death toll surpasses 20,500
Illinois reached another grim milestone Sunday as the state’s pandemic death toll surpassed 20,500 fatalities. State health officials reported an additional 22 people have succumbed to COVID-19, bringing the number of virus-related deaths to 20,516. State health officials announced 79,266 coronavirus vaccines were injected into the arms of Illinois residents Saturday, marking the seventh-highest single day total. In total, more than 2.7 million vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients have also been on a gradual decline over the last few months.
COVID-19 in Florida: 5,539 new cases, 118 more dead
Out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Florida ranks No. 25 for deaths per 100,000 residents and No. 22 for cases per 100,000 residents, according to the latest data from the health department and the COVID Tracking Project.
Losing candidate drops lawsuit challenging Fort Lauderdale mayor’s race
“He thought he could ride the Trump hysteria on the claim of voter fraud and mishandling of the election, which was all so untrue,” Trantalis said. “I think he was just trying to continue his presence in the media and bootstrap his election to the hysteria over a fraudulent election. And as time passed, he realized that was getting Trump nowhere and getting him nowhere.”
DeSantis expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to high-risk people under 65 at pharmacies, doctors’ offices
“Really, it’s either got to be in a doctor’s office or in a hospital for that to be done,” he said Feb. 9. “I would hate to have a place like Publix, where someone comes in and they’re 35 and they say they have a comorbidity, and then Walmart or Publix has to referee that.”
Wisconsin girls basketball: Hudson runs out of gas just short of perfection
“She’s one of the top sophomores in the nation,” said Hudson coach Jessica Vadnais. Fifth-ranked Hudson (23-1) had to battle before pulling away for a 61-46 semifinal victory over Franklin. With 6-2 Audrey Hatfield and 6-2 Grace Johnson, Hudson capitalized on its height advantage against Franklin – and Germantown had no starter taller than 5-10. Germantown rallied behind Arnold and Acker, who combined for the Warhawks’ first 29 points of the half. “We knew it was going to be a game of runs and it was going to be a back-and-forth affair,” said Vadnais, who played on both the Raiders’ 2002 title team and last state team in 2003.
Black officer organization announces goal to make policing more just, and a ‘symbol of safety and hope’
“In many ways Black officers are the conscience of our force and we need a stronger voice,” Sgt. Jermaine Harris, president of the organization, said at the announcement. “As police officers the oath we swear requires us to take the difficult steps, no matter how uncomfortable, that are necessary to ensure civil rights are protected. We owe it to every child in a ZIP code that has more vacant lots than youth programs to be a symbol of safety and hope, not yet another system working against them.”
Kinzinger warns of a Trump-led GOP using fear instead of truth to motivate voters
“Every party, but now, especially, the Republican Party has to look inside after Jan. 6 and say what have we become, what’s our great history and how do we go forward,” Kinzinger said. “And I have to tell you, reaching out to Donald Trump and more of the same is not going to do that.”
Dylan Farrow encourages ‘empathy, compassion and an open mind’ ahead of new ‘Allen v. Farrow’ episode
“If you watch this video, I very much hope you will do so with empathy, compassion and an open mind and heart and not use this as an opportunity to attack, turn away, criticize, mock; or to further shun “Little Dylan” and in doing so shame and silence the millions of abused children who are suffering in the world today. This is the most vulnerable part of who I am.”
Ava DuVernay, Colin Farrell, Sandra Oh and more added as Golden Globes presenters
Brown continued: “With the power you have HFPA, you simultaneously hold a responsibility to ensure your constituency is fully reflective of the world in which we live. When you know better, you must do better. And having a multitude of Black presenters does not absolve you of your lack of diversity. This is your moment to do the right thing. It is my hope that you will.”
‘Dollar Bill Kirill’ quickly endearing himself to Wild teammates
Whether it’s a miraculous move in front, or a logic-defying shift, Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov seems to do something every night that makes his teammates do a double take. Much to his surprise, his teammates were wearing shirts with his face plastered on the front and the phrase “Dollar Dollar Bill Kirill” underneath it. That’s something Joel Eriksson Ek can appreciate having to go up against the opposing team’s top player night in and night out. “He’s hard to read,” Eriksson Ek said. You don’t know which way he’s going.
Online registration for 55-and-older COVID-19 vaccination begins at 12:01 a.m. Monday
About 19% of Connecticut residents have received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, which require two shots. Thus far, Connecticut ranks among the states that have vaccinated the highest share of residents. About 14 percent of the U.S. has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
UConn fall sports facing cold, COVID-19 protocols and postponements
Fall sports do train in the spring, but it’s usually later, sometimes indoors, and there’s obviously no competition. This year, UConn’s outdoor fall sports teams practiced through the January freeze. There have been games canceled or postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests. Field hockey lost two of its top international players, who opted not to come back to school this season. The cross country teams competed in only two meets, and on Friday, they will be at the Big East championships.
Live updates: Oregon softball vs. UCLA
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The Latest: US panel endorses 3rd vaccine option from J&J
By The Associated PressWASHINGTON — A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. J&J plans to ship several million vaccine doses to states in the coming week, delivering a total of 20 million shots by the end of March. J&J’s one-dose shot cleared, giving U.S. a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine to use. Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was given the first shot at a hospital near Bangkok, followed by the deputy health minister and other senior officials. They are part of the government’s plan that has so far secured 2 million doses from Sinovac and 61 million doses from AstraZeneca.
CDC panel endorses new one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
J&J plans to ship several million vaccine doses to states in the coming week, delivering a total of 20 million shots by the end of March. Health officials are eager to have an easier-to-use vaccine against COVID-19, which has killed more than 511,000 Americans and continues to mutate in troubling ways.
CDC advisory panel endorses single-dose COVID vaccine from Johnson & Johnson
WASHINGTON — A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted overwhelmingly to recommend the vaccine for adults 18 years old and up. J&J plans to ship several million vaccine doses to states in the coming week, delivering a total of 20 million shots by the end of March. Health officials are eager to have an easier-to-use vaccine against COVID-19, which has killed more than 511,000 Americans and continues to mutate in troubling ways. The same CDC panel previously recommended use of the two vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna authorized in December.
McAvoy, Rask lead Bruins past Rangers
“Even though I thought we played structurally sound, they took it to us, and we didn’t match their effort 100 percent,” Blackwell said. “We didn’t quite get to the inside enough, take away the goalie’s eyes. The ice was tilted a lot.”
What free college might actually look like
Anna HelhoskiNerdWalletPresident Joe Biden proposed multiple “free college” measures while on the campaign trail. Others are skeptical now is the time to move forward on free college. “I have a really hard time seeing any sort of four-year free college program passing at this point,” says Douglas Webber, associate professor of economics at Temple University. TUITION-FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS MOST LIKELY“Free college” really means free tuition. Expanding the existing Pell Grant program could work to provide free tuition, but it lacks the appeal of a new and “free” program.
Tigers welcome return of fans in spring-training rout of Phillies
It just felt good to have them back.”Holland pitched a scoreless inning in the Tigers 10-2 Grapefruit League opener against the Phillies at Joker Marchant Stadium. I felt everything was good, that’s the main thing. Holland’s best chance of making the team out of spring is if Alexander can win a spot in the Tigers’ rotation. Depending on what happens at first base for the Tigers, Paredes has a chance to win a roster spot at third base. Now, if you can be good and different, that’s a good strength to have.”chris.mccosky@detroitnews.comTwitter: @cmccosky
Maryland dumps Michigan State, ends Spartans' three-game winning streak
Michigan State had a remarkable week, but the Spartans closed things out with a whimper. It was the first loss for Michigan State (13-10, 7-10 Big Ten) since beating Indiana last Saturday and following that with wins over No. Joey Hauser added 11 points for Michigan State. Maryland ended the first half 6-for-10 from long range while stifling Michigan State at the other end of the court. From there, things didn’t get much easier as Michigan State was setting for jumpers when it couldn’t get in the lane against the Maryland defense.
Trump returns to the spotlight with CPAC speech
“We’ll see what he says, but our focus is certainly not on what President Trump is saying at CPAC,” she told reporters. He has also issued statements, including one blasting Mitch McConnell after the Senate Republican leader excoriated Trump for inciting the Capitol riot. McConnell has since said he would “absolutely” support Trump if he were the GOP nominee in 2024. And I can tell you, the people that are in the top of that list, all of ‘em have Trump as their last name.”“I imagine it will not be what we call a ‘low-energy’ speech,” said Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., during his own speech on Friday to CPAC – or “T-PAC” as he called it. “I assure you that it will solidify Donald Trump and all of your feelings about the MAGA movement as the future of the Republican Party.”
Michigan Supreme Court will look at fingerprinting of Black teens
– The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to look at two cases involving Black teenagers who were photographed and fingerprinted by Grand Rapids police but never charged with a crime. The Michigan appeals court in 2019 ruled in favor of the officers in civil lawsuits, based on other binding legal decisions. The Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear arguments in the months ahead. The American Civil Liberties Union said Grand Rapids had used the procedure on about 1,000 people per year. Grand Rapids police said fingerprints would be taken from people without ID only if their behavior was “highly suspicious.”
Michigan football adds Alan Bowman, former Texas Tech quarterback, from transfer portal
Michigan has added quarterback Alan Bowman, a transfer from Texas Tech, shoring up the depth and experience of the position. Michigan has three scholarship quarterbacks, including Cade McNamara, who started Michigan’s final game during last season’s abbreviated season, and five-star freshman J.J. McCarthy. Joe Milton, who started five games last fall, entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal on Feb. 18. Bowman, rated three stars coming out of Grapevine High in Texas, enrolled early at Texas Tech as a member of the 2018 freshman class. Bowman started as a freshman and had a big day against Houston with 605 yards and five touchdowns.
The Latest: US panel endorses 3rd vaccine option from J&J
WASHINGTON — A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted overwhelmingly to recommend the vaccine for adults 18 years old and up. The ruling followed emergency clearance of the vaccine by U.S. regulators a day earlier. J&J plans to ship several million vaccine doses to states in the coming week, delivering a total of 20 million shots by the end of March. Health officials are eager to have an easier-to-use vaccine against COVID-19, which has killed more than 511,000 Americans and continues to mutate in troubling ways.
Columbus police investigating after vehicle struck by gunfire on I-670
A bullet pierced the front windshield of a vehicle on Interstate 670 late Saturday night and Columbus police are asking for the public's help as they investigate. Two adults and a 1-year-old girl were in a vehicle headed west on the interstate near Neil Avenue at about 10:15 p.m. when the shooting occurred. Last week, 28-year-old Bruce Prowell, of the South Side, was injured in a shooting on Interstate 70 near the Interstate 71 interchange. Police said they don't believe that shooting was random. Anyone with information about Saturday's shooting is encouraged to call Columbus police at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.
'Tom & Jerry' gives box office some life with $13.7M opening
NEW YORK (AP) — A not-so-distant recovery for movie theaters could be glimpsed Sunday, as Warner Bros.' live-action-animation hybrid “Tom & Jerry” debuted with $13.7 million in ticket sales, the best domestic opening of the year. “Tom & Jerry” also played in 2,475 North American cinemas simultaneously as it did in the home, where it's streaming on HBO Max for a month. Yet “Tom & Jerry” still managed the second-best opening of the pandemic following Warner Bros.' “Wonder Woman 1984,” which launched with $16.7 million in December while also landing on HBO Max. The next-closest debuts — “Tenet,” “The Croods: A New Age” — eked out about $10 million on opening weekend. “With half of theaters still closed, the pandemic still a threat, and ‘Tom & Jerry’ available at home, this is a very good opening,” said David A.
North Carolina-based mystery writer Maron dies at 82
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Margaret Maron, a prolific North Carolina-based mystery writer whose book series won her major awards and plaudits in the genre, has died at age 82, a family member said on Sunday. Maron died on Tuesday at a hospice center in Raleigh from stroke-related complications, according to her son, John Maron. Maron is best known for the Sigrid Harald series of books, which focused on a New York police lieutenant, and the Knott series, which was about a North Carolina judge. Her first Deborah Knott books won the four major mystery-writing awards, including the Edgar and Agatha, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported. She received the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor, in 2008, and was later inducted into the N.C.
Noel, Thomas carry UMass Lowell into 1st AEC semifinal
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Kalil Thomas nailed a high-arching corner 3 with 19 seconds left to close the door on New Hampshire 72-64 and send UMass Lowell onto the America East Conference semifinals for the first time in program history on Sunday. Obadiah Noel scored 28 points, Connor Withers added 11 points with seven rebounds for UMass Lowell (10-11). Nick Guadarrama had 16 points for the Wildcats (10-9). Nick Johnson added 14 points and seven rebounds. Jayden Martinez had 14 points and eight rebounds.
Oklahoma high school basketball: OSSAA announces Class A/B state tournament brackets
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Sunday brackets for the Classes A and B basketball state tournaments. All state tournament games this week will be at State Fair Arena. There will be six games per day, starting Tuesday, continuing through Friday. The four championship games will remain Saturday. Here's a look at the brackets:CLASS A
Ellis, Dandridge carry Memphis past Cincinnati 80-74
CINCINNATI (AP) — Boogie Ellis scored 17 points to lead five Memphis players in double figures as the Tigers topped Cincinnati 80-74 on Sunday. Malcolm Dandridge and Landers Nolley II each scored 14 points for the Tigers (14-6, 10-3 American Athletic Conference), who have won five in a row. Keith Williams added 19 points, six assists and three blocks for the Bearcats (9-9, 7-6). Mike Saunders Jr. had 19 points and Mika Adams-Woods had 10 points. Cincinnati was trailing by 10 with 45 seconds left and cut the gap to 73-71 in the next half minute on a Mamoudou Diarra 3-pointer, a steal and Diarra fastbreak layup, another steal and a Williams 3.
Whoa, Nelly! Korda makes it 2 straight wins for her family
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nelly Korda seized control with three early birdies and finished with 12 straight pars for a 3-under 69 to win the Gainbridge LPGA on Sunday, giving the Korda family two victories to start the season. Her older sister, Jessica, won the season-opening Tournament of Champions last month in Orlando. Korda won for the first time on American soil — her other three LPGA wins were in Australia and twice in Taiwan — and the first time with her parents watching. Her father, Petr Korda, is a former Australian Open tennis champion. The 50-year-old Swede was making this one-time appearance because Lake Nona has been her home course for two decades.
Tatis gets no-trade, hotel suite, right to buy luxury suite
NEW YORK (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. gets a full no-trade provision through 2028 as part of his $330 million, 14-year contract with the San Diego Padres. After that he will have the ability to block a trade to 13 teams for the remainder of the deal. However, the 22-year-old Tatis already has two years of major league service, so if he remains in the major leagues he would acquire the right after 2028 to block trades under the collective bargaining agreement as a 10-year veteran who has been with his team for five years or longer. His contract calls for a $10 million signing bonus payable within 30 days of approval of the contract by the commissioner's office and a $1 million salary this year, his last season before he would have been eligible for arbitration.
Davis, No. 21 Lady Vols rout Auburn 88-54, earn 3rd seed
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rennia Davis scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 20 Tennessee rolled to an 88-54 win over Auburn on Sunday, clinching the third-seed in the Southeastern Conference tournament next week. Fellow senior Kasiyahna Kushkituah added a career-high 19 points for the Lady Vols (15-6, 9-4). Rae Burrell scored 14 points, Jordan Horston added 12 and nine assists and Tamari Key 10 points and 10 rebounds for Tennessee, which will have its best seeding since being No. Alaina Rice scored 11 points and Unique Thompson and Alycia Reese 10 each for the Tigers (5-18, 0-15), who enter the tournament with a 15-game losing streak.
No. 3 A&M beats No. 5 South Carolina 65-57 for SEC title
5 South Carolina 65-57 for SEC titleCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Aaliyah Wilson scored 17 points and N’dea Jones added 16 to lead No. 3 Texas A&M to a 65-57 win over fifth-ranked South Carolina on Sunday to give the Aggies their first regular-season Southeastern Conference title. It’s the 10th straight victory for the Aggies and their ninth win over a ranked opponent this season, which leads the nation. Texas A&M (22-1, 13-1 SEC) finished the season 13-0 at home. Wilson pushed Texas A&M’s lead to 62-57 on a basket with less than 90 seconds remaining and Kayla Wells added two free throws with 12 seconds left to secure the victory.
Time for Biden to act on ERA
Women were elated — but then the Trump administration blocked the ERA when Attorney General Bill Barr issued a legal opinion declaring the ERA invalid. Democrats insisted women should vote for Biden because he supports the ERA. Then they sat back and waited for Biden to prove that he supports the ERA by undoing what Trump did and telling the archivist to put the ERA in our Constitution. Biden could make women equal tomorrow with a simple phone call to the archivist. A phone call would help stop the bloodshed, but Biden refuses to act.
Professor in Michigan fired after racist, homophobic tweets
“I know that many of the things I tweeted were horrible, and I don’t truly feel that way in my heart,” the statement said. But he said only after he nailed all his windows shut in May last year did they stop. Following the student-run newspaper’s report in November, Brennan justified his use of racist slurs in one of his tweets as an attempt to “neutralize its power.” But he said he wasn't racist, anti-Semitic or a science denier. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
Indiana official apologizes for blackface Halloween costume
(AP) — A northwestern Indiana City Council member and police officer has apologized after photos recently surfaced of him in blackface nearly 20 years ago at a Halloween party. Merrillville Councilman Jeff Minchuk, who is also a Lake County Sheriff's Office police officer, apologized Saturday on Facebook. The thing that bothers me the most is, that this is not who I am,” Minchuk wrote. According to Minchuk’s Facebook post, the person in the robes is a Black male friend who had coordinated costumes with him. He said they were trying to portray characters from a television comedy sketch by Dave Chappelle in which a white supremacist is Black.
Gas line break causes fire under Phoenix's 7th Street Bridge
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities were trying to determine what caused a 10-inch main gas line to rupture and cause a fire under the Seventh Street bridge in Phoenix. Officials with the Phoenix Fire Department said crews were called to the scene around 4 a.m. Sunday and were met with 20 to 30-foot flames fed by the gas line break. Southwest Gas arrived to secure the main gas line, stopping the fire. Crews used hose lines to spray water and protect nearby buildings from burning. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
3 Kansas police officers injured by shotgun in vacant home
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three Wichita, Kansas, police officers were injured by a shotgun blast when they checked out a vacant home, and authorities were investigating Sunday whether it had been rigged to fire when the door opened. Wichita Police said Sunday that “a modified, loaded shotgun” discharged as the officers entered the home around 4 p.m. Saturday. Police said two officers remained hospitalized Sunday with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. Officers surrounded the home for several hours Saturday before determining that no one was inside. Police spokesman Officer Trevor Macy told The Wichita Eagle that investigators are trying to determine whether the shotgun had been rigged to fire when the officers entered.
Analysis: La. voting machine search a political minefield
The search for new voting machines already is a redo after a 2018 replacement effort started by Ardoin's predecessor ended with the contract award for Dominion scuttled amid allegations of bias and impropriety. Ardoin launched the latest search for a voting machine vendor on Jan. 27, saying some of the decades-old equipment that Louisiana uses is no longer made and the state has to scavenge parts for repairs. Bids from companies interested in the contract were supposed to be due at the end of March. Ardoin wants to have the first new early voting machines in some parishes by the spring 2022 elections. But the effort has faced delays because of complaints from Texas-based Hart InterCivic, which says the requirements sought for new voting machines could arbitrarily exclude it and other qualified voting technology firms from bidding for the work.
Photos: Scenes from CPAC 2021
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Crisis deepens for Cuomo; AG wants to lead harassment probe
Andrew Cuomo deepened Sunday as the state’s attorney general demanded he grant her the authority to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. Democrats statewide appeared to be abandoning Cuomo in large numbers as Attorney General Letitia James rejected two proposals by the governor for an investigation of his conduct. “The state’s Executive Law clearly gives my office the authority to investigate this matter once the governor provides a referral. While I have deep respect for Chief Judge DiFiore, I am the duly elected attorney general and it is my responsibility to carry out this task, per Executive Law. The governor must provide this referral so an independent investigation with subpoena power can be conducted.”
Arizona reports 1,075 new COVID-19 cases and 13 more deaths (copy)
PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 1,075 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths as the state’s death toll from the recently slowing coronavirus outbreak approached 16,000. In Pima County, 168 new coronavirus cases were reported Sunday, with no new deaths. The latest figures reported by the state Department of Health Services increased Arizona’s pandemic totals to 816,782 confirmed cases and 15,980. According to the state’s coronavirus dashboard, the number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 inpatients in the state’s hospitals decreased to 1,251 on Saturday, the fewest since Nov. 8. Meanwhile, the number of ICU beds used by COVID-19 patients stood at 402 which is the fewest since Nov. 17.
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Richard Carranza was born and raised in Tucson, the grandson of Mexican immigrants. He graduated from Pueblo High and the University of Arizona.
2 shooting deaths reported near each other in Virginia city
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — The reported locations of two fatal shootings that police in a southeastern Virginia city investigated this weekend were within a block of each other. The man was shot inside of a residence, police said. On Saturday night, police said a 39-year-old man who died also was shot inside of a residence. The location was not far from where the Sunday morning shooting victim was discovered. The names of the shooting victims were being withheld until a next of kin was notified, according to news releases.
No. 19 Kentucky women falls 73-69 to Austin, Ole Miss again
This is UK's second loss to Ole Miss this season. 17 GeorgiaShakira Austin had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Madison Scott also had a double-double and Ole Miss upended No. Donnetta Johnson scored 14 points for Ole Miss (10-10, 4-10 SEC), Scott and Snudda Collins both had 12. Ole Miss was 9 of 10 from the foul line in the last minute and 14 of 15 in the fourth quarter. Ole Miss held Kentucky to 5 of 17 from 3-point range and 33.3% overall (22 of 66).
Peppa Pig is getting her own Orlando-area theme park, complete with muddy puddles
Peppa Pig is looking to hog some of the Florida sunshine enjoyed by Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter. The animated British piglet popular with preschoolers is getting her own tourist attraction -- complete with muddy puddles -- that developers say will be "perfect for a first theme park experience." The Peppa Pig Theme Park at Legoland Florida Resort is set to open next year in Winter Haven near Orlando, says a release from Merlin Entertainments, which has partnered with Hasbro on the project. It will be Peppa's first theme park anywhere and offer "the ultimate day for little ones," the release says. Peppa Pig is a top brand in the global preschool market, with more than 1,000 licensees in 60 countries, the release says.
Exclusive: Online clinic willing to prescribe sex change drugs to children without asking them to talk to doctor
Gender GP's doctor Yasmeen El Rakhawy confirmed that the 12-year-old could potentially obtain puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones without ever having an appointment with one of the clinic's doctors. Doctors can only prescribe puberty blockers to children under 16 where the decision, taken jointly by at least two specialist doctors directly involved in their care, is endorsed by a court order. GenderGP's apparent willingness to prescribe drugs to children who have not seen a doctor is not the only issue likely to concern parents and medical practitioners. Children treated according to 'stage not age'But whilst she was alert to some risks, she appeared to downplay others. GenderGP said it treats children according to "stage not age", and that there may "occasionally be compelling reasons" to prescribe cross-sex hormones to a 12-year-old who is "completely aligned with their gender identity".
Bronze age spear found by a metal detectorist on a Jersey beach
Mr Cornick, 34, an electrical engineer, had detected on the beach near Gorey Harbour in the east of the island many times before making the find. It was just about the first signal I got, I was in two minds whether to dig it but I did anyway. Mr Mahrer described the find as “incredible”. Mr Cornick says he has only had it in his possession for three days and does not know whether he will get a “finder’s fee”. It is thought it survived in such good condition because it was protected from the air by the black sand.
from baseball players to Bitcoin developers
Cryonics is the process of storing a body or parts of a body in low temperatures – but it's not completely new. Since 2000BC ice houses have been used to store foods, and in the seventeenth century, philosopher Robert Boyle experimented with freezing live animals in a vacuum. Hal Finney(Image: Independent)One of the earliest users and developers of Bitcoin died aged 58 in 2014. Baseball legend Ted Williams' head and body are stored separately at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Larry Johnson, a former chief operating officer of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation said: "He lays frozen in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Air Force Base Prepping for EMP Vulnerability Tests
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Courier Journal named Newspaper of the Year by KNPA. Here's our work
The Courier Journal was named Newspaper of the Year by the Kentucky News Photographers Association, which announced its annual awards Sunday. In addition, Courier Journal staffer Alton Strupp won Photographer of the Year from the group, which is a chapter of the National Press Photographers Association and the state organization for newspaper and television photographers. Photographer Michael Clevenger was runner-up for the award. Here's a list of KNPA honors earned by our visuals staff and galleries of their top photos from 2020:Alton StruppPhotographer of the YearBest in Show1st in Feature Story1st and Honorable Mentions in News Story1st in Weeks Work2nd and 3rd Pictorial2nd place, two Honorable Mentions in General NewsHonorable Mention in Spot NewsMichael ClevengerRunner-up Photographer of the Year1st in Sports Action1st in Sports Feature3rd in FeatureHonorable Mention in News StorySam Upshaw Jr.1st in General News1st in Multimedia2nd in Long MultimediaHonorable Mention in News StoryMatt Stone1st in Spot News1st in Pictorial2nd in PortraitsHonorable Mention in Sports FeaturePat McDonogh3rd in Spot News3rd in News StoryScott Utterback2nd in Feature3rd in Weeks WorkHonorable Mention in PortraitsJeff Faughender1st in Long MultimediaContact Ayana Archie at aarchie@courier-journal.com or follow on Twitter @AyanaArchie. Support strong local journalism by subscribing to The Courier Journal.
English parish church discovers its painting of last supper was done in Titian’s workshop
A 12.5-foot-long painting in St Michael and All Angels church in Ledbury, was long assumed to be a much later copy. Hanging high on a wall, in a dark and dirty state, its potential had been missed. It was donated to the Ledbury church in 1909 by one of Skippe’s descendants. “It’s so big and nobody’s taken any notice of it for 110 years,” Mr Moore said. “Anything coming from Titian’s workshop is very important indeed.”
Earl Spencer takes diving lessons to join hunt for lost White Ship
It was a 12th Century Titanic, a disaster that killed the cream of the English aristocracy including the heir to the throne and led to nearly 20 years of violent conflict. In June marine archaeologists searching for the wreck of the White Ship will be joined by Earl Spencer, author of a best selling book about the sinking. The Earl has been having diving lessons in order to join the expedition. They will be searching for any trace of the White Ship which was reputed to be the fastest vessel afloat when it sank in November 1120 on its way from Barfleur in Normandy to Southampton. Although the boat which was built along the lines of a Viking longship went down less than half a mile from shore only one of the 300 people on board survived.
Curtis Jones helps Liverpool sink Sheffield United and end losing run
Jones has been Liverpool’s best midfielder in recent weeks and was a deserving scorer. The home side selected their eighth trio of the season, Liverpool their 18th duo. Liverpool’s young locals combined again minutes later, with Ramsdale holding Jones’ header after the right-back crossed. Firmino exchanged passes with Jones and Mané but his shot took a telling deflection off Bryan to fly over Ramsdale. The Premier League deemed it a Bryan own goal as Firmino remained on six goals for the season.
Government considers pubs plan that would see alcohol duty frozen
The Government has discussed a giveaway for pubs which would see the business rates holiday extended and all alcohol duty frozen. Treasury officials have been in talks with the hospitality industry to continue business rates relief and a VAT cut for pubs, restaurants and clubs beyond June 21 – when lockdown restrictions could be fully lifted – and potentially into the New Year, sources have told The Telegraph. Beer and other alcohol duty could also be frozen in the Budget on Wednesday, although a proposed plan to cut tax on alcohol served in pubs while maintaining it on shop-bought drinks will not be included. It came as 45 Conservative MPs Northern "Red Wall" seats urged Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, to make "a bold move to reduce business rates" on retail as soon as possible. However, the Treasury is concerned that a major extension of rates relief would mean a giveaway for supermarkets, which have profited during the pandemic and could not be legally segregated from any support package.
Brazil Covid variant in UK: Health officials race to track down unknown patient
It is understood officials became aware of the English cases on Friday and the Scottish ones on Saturday. On Sunday night, the Scottish government said it would track down passengers on this flight but refused to say when it was, citing patient confidentiality. "The important thing to remember is that Covid-19, no matter what variant it is, spreads in the same way. Yvette Cooper, who chairs the Commons home affairs committee, said: "This troubling development shows the weaknesses in the Government's Covid border measures. This is why only testing on arrival is going to be successful in preventing variants coming into the UK."
Napping is in the genes and not a 'behavioural choice,' Harvard study finds
Napping is in the genes and not a "behavioral choice," a Harvard study has found. Through examining the genomes of nearly half a million people from the UK, scientists discovered that daytime napping is “biologically driven”. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital identified 123 regions in the human genome, which were associated with daytime napping. Digging deeper into the data, they identified three potential napping mechanisms. Dr Dashti said: "This tells us that daytime napping is biologically driven and not just an environmental or behavioural choice."
Gary Lineker in race row over 'fried chicken' Walkers advert
Robert Wilson, the owner of the diversity-championing modelling agency which supplied the extras, has described the advert as “controversial”. Mr Wilson, from London-based FOMO model agency, told the Mail on Sunday: "It’s controversial because you’ve got your white Gary Lineker who has fronted all the campaigns, and then a black barber and mixed-race twins. I think it’s a case of them trying to keep up with the trends, so to speak.”Sources at Walker’s told the paper that white extras did feature in the advert but they have zoomed in on only mixed race and black people. A spokesman for Walkers said: “This ad does feature people of different ethnicities as the casting for all of our advertising reflects the diversity of the nation and our consumers. We are strongly committed to playing our part in pursuing racial and social justice.”In 2020, Lineker renewed his links with Walkers in a three-year £1.2 million deal and has represented the company for 26 years.
Gareth Bale is ‘better than ever’, says Jose Mourinho after Welshman fires Tottenham to victory over Burnley
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is revelling in Gareth Bale getting his mojo back and said any manager in the world would want him with the form he showed against Burnley. Mourinho, who barely used him during that period, said the 31-year-old is no longer “flat” and is “better than ever”. Read our privacy notice Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. “Day after day, day after day, and as I was saying, he is experienced and his knowledge of his body and his feelings are going to be fundamental,” Mourinho added. “So this is a process that we have to manage day by day and see how he feels tomorrow and see how he feels after tomorrow.
Mikel Arteta impressed with ‘clearly improving’ Arsenal after comeback win over Leicester
It’s about consistency,” said Arteta, who was able to rest Bukayo Saka and keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the bench until the final six minutes. I’m proud about winning but obviously the way we’ve done it. Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. “It’s a disappointing one and now we have to go away and face the challenge of finding a way to win the next game.”
Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits out at ‘cheeky’ Chelsea website post
Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at Chelsea for a “cheeky” pre-match post on the Blues’ website. And, at full-time, Solskjaer suggested that Chelsea had influenced refereeing decisions with an article they had posted on their official club website. It’s cheeky when they put that on the [Chelsea] website. Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent.
Pete Hegseth mocked for saying people in diners are discussing 10th amendment
Pete Hegseth has been mocked on social media after suggesting that people in diners are sitting down to have conversations about the 10th amendment. “$10 says that if you poll every single person sitting in any given bar, 90% of them cannot tell you what the 10th Amendment says without googling it,” wrote Jill Filipovic. Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Inside Washington newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Thanks for signing up to the Inside Washington newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. But maybe that’s more esoteric than the 10th amendment, I dunno.”Numerous Twitter users commented on Mr Hegseth’s speech, joking about the idea that diners are filled with people discussing the 10th amendment, which, for those not currently sitting in a diner, says any power not constitutionally given to the federal government belongs to the states and the people.
Watch live as Donald Trump speaks at CPAC 2021
Showing now | NewsLiveWatch live as Donald Trump speaks at CPAC 2021Former US president Donald Trump is giving a highly anticipated speech to close the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida. Mr Trump is expected to speak on the future of the Republican party.
Harvey Barnes facing six weeks out with Leicester star requiring knee operation
A bad week for Leicester City got even worse as manager Brendan Rodgers said winger Harvey Barnes needs knee surgery and will be unavailable for six weeks. The 23-year-old was carried off on a stretcher shortly after halftime in his side’s 3-1 home defeat by Arsenal on Sunday. Part of the bone in his knee has come off, so he’ll need it repaired. Read our privacy notice Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy noticeSunday’s double blow comes after Leicester were knocked out of the Europa League by Slavia Prague in midweek.
Lawmaker breaks down confronting Ercot officials over death of boy in Texas freeze
A Texas lawmaker broke down as she confronted officials from the state’s energy supplier, Ercot, over dozens of deaths during a power blackout and a winter storm last week. It came as Ercot officials appeared before Texas’s legislature on Thursday to answer questions as part of a hearing into the firm’s role in the crisis. “We want them and every Texan to ensure this never happens again.”Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Inside Washington newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Thanks for signing up to the Inside Washington newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. According to theHouston Chronicle, about 52,277 megawatts were lost from the Texas power grid at the height of the crisis last week, causing blackouts.
‘No hospitalisations and no deaths’: All three US vaccines ‘highly efficacious’, Fauci says
The numbers Americans should be emphasising are that all three vaccines have proven 100 per cent effective at preventing deaths. Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Inside Washington newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Thanks for signing up to the Inside Washington newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. “This is a good vaccine,” Dr Fauci said of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Now is not the time to abandon risk-reducing steps, Dr Fauci said on Sunday, agreeing with the CDC’s latest guidance.
Golden Globes flashbacks: Stars dig into their archives to show off their old red carpet looks
The Golden Globes will take on Sunday evening in Los Angeles with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Scroll down for list of nominations...GG past: The Golden Globes will take on Sunday evening in Los Angeles with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Reese Witherspoon was the firstThe mother-of-three who is wed to Jim Toth looked stunning in a white dress from a previous year. On Micaela's absence, Twitter users penned: 'I'm confused- does Michaela Cole's I May Destroy You not qualify for this year's golden globes or something?... 'Easily the best thing I've watched this year #GoldenGlobes... the i may destroy you snub the golden globes are sick for this.'
Mike Pompeo accuses Democrats of trading ‘army green for AOC green’ in CPAC speech
Mike Pompeo attacked Democrats’ environmental plans during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, blasting the Paris Climate Accords and warning that a Green New Deal could harm the military. They’ll do it to pay for their Green New Deal. They’re going to trade army green for AOC green. Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Inside Washington newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Thanks for signing up to the Inside Washington newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent.
Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Thomas wear red and black in honour of Tiger Woods
Rory McIlroy was among several golfers who chose to wear red and black in honour of Tiger Woods for the final round of the WGC-Workday Championship on Sunday. Woods, who is recovering in hospital in Los Angeles following a serious car accident on Tuesday, famously wears a red shirt and black trousers on tournament Sundays. As well as McIlroy, Woods' fellow Nike golfers Tommy Fleetwood and Cameron Champ donned the red and black, Fleetwood even going as far as sporting the roll-neck shirt that Woods is renowned for. McIlroy went into the final round at The Concession Golf Club four shots behind US PGA champion Collin Morikawa. Justin Thomas wore a near-replica of Woods' shirt from the last round of the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open.
Stunning drone footage shows the force of the WWII bomb detonated in the middle of Exeter
Residents from properties surrounding the site in Exeter where a 2204 pound 'Hermann' bomb was detonated have been told they may not be able to return home by Sunday evening. Residents at about 2,600 properties around the area of Glenthorne Road, including 1,400 university students, were evacuated on Friday and Saturday. A force spokesman said it was 'impossible to predict' whether safety assessment work would be concluded on Sunday. Hope everyone safe, and the @UniofExeter students & residents evacuated can get home soon.' Students were initially told not to return to their residences on Saturday evening to allow the safety operations to take place.
Denver family wows neighbourhood with snow art
"My dad would make them with us when we were younger," he told the BBC. "We just try to have fun every now and then and create one for old times sake."
Monty Don's incredible showpiece garden where he films Gardener's World is threatened by floods
Pictured: Don in the Wildlife GardenDon said any pond is good for attracting insects, birds and bats to your garden. The Paradise Garden; 3. Pictured: The water feature in the Paradise GardenThe Cottage Garden served as the couple's vegetable garden for 20 years. When the trees are all in blossom, The Orchard is my favourite part of the garden, Don said. In the winter of 1997-98 the Orchard (pictured) was planted with 39 different apples, mostly local varietiesDon in the Orchard Beds.
Top German doctor urges Chancellor Angela Merkel, 66, to have Oxford's vaccine live on television
A senior German immunologist has urged Angela Merkel to be vaccinated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine live on television. France's government has since said it wants to 'rehabilitate' the AstraZeneca vaccine. In order for us to reach our vaccination goals we need people to get this [AstraZeneca] vaccine. He told the BBC: If at that point Angela Merkel were to go on live television and have the [AstraZeneca] vaccine, that would be great.' Germany's health minister Jens Spahn acknowledged that 'too much vaccine is sitting in the fridge', after Merkel said the AstraZeneca vaccine had an 'acceptance problem'.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell MUTED after touting vaccine conspiracy theories at CPAC
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's microphone was muted after he started touting conspiracy theories about vaccines during an interview at CPAC. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's microphone was muted after he started touting conspiracy theories about vaccines during an interview with conservative YouTube channel Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) at CPAC on SundayMike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, is here at CPAC. In this clip, he is spreading conspiracy theories about the coronavirus, and the Right Side Broadcasting host interrupts him to provide a disclaimer about the YouTube rules. 'Lindell — a talented salesman and former professional card counter — sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows,' Tom Clare, the defamation attorney representing Dominion Voting Systems, wrote in the lawsuit. Dominion alleges in the lawsuit that the conspiracy theories are a platform for Lindell to sell more pillows.
Host Tina Fey says she wants Golden Globes to be a politics-free 'fun hang out'
‘Yeah, she’s going to, Tina is going to be in the new in New York, I’m going to be in California. David Fincher’s Mank, a dramatization of screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz’s writing of Citizen Kane, leads the field, with six nominations, including best director; best motion picture, drama; and best actor, drama for Gary Oldman, who plays Mankiewicz. Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, meanwhile, scored five nominations, including best motion picture in the drama category. ‘And then followed by another Golden Globes winner presenting another huge award, followed by another Golden Globes winner who is introducing one of the nominated films. ‘That’s just the way the Golden Globes has always been,’ he continued.
Louisiana police officer, 38, is shot dead at a high school basketball game
A Louisiana police officer was shot dead last week during a mask dispute at a high school basketball game. Authorities confirmed the death of Cpl Martinus Mitchum, 38, of the Tulane University Police Department in a Facebook post on Saturday. Authorities confirmed the death of Cpl Martinus Mitchum of the Tulane University Police Department in a Facebook post on Saturday. Ferguson said the officer was a deputy constable with the Second City Court and a Tulane University police officer. According to a statement from the high school, Mitchum was 'a fixture at Carver sporting events and parades'.
'If we idolize one person, we will lose' Bill Cassidy predicts Trump will NOT be 2024 nominee
Republican Senator Bill Cassidy said Sunday the Republican Party should stop 'idolizing' Donald Trump and relying on the former president's coattails to win back the majority in Congress in 2022. Cassidy also predicted that Trump will not be the Republican presidential candidate in 2024 – mainly citing his age. GOP Senator Bill Cassidy predicted Sunday that Donald Trump will not be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024'If we idolize one person, we will lose,' the Louisiana senator told CNN. 'If we do, if we speak to the voters who are less sure who went from President Trump to President Biden, we win. 'It's up to the voters and the voters are saying overwhelmingly they agree with what President Trump did in office,' McDaniel said.
Portland police arrest two after 'destructive' protest by 150 antifa marchers who smashed windows
Police in Portland, Oregon arrested two people after about 150 suspected antifa members marched through Pearl District on Saturday night while smashing windows and spray-painting graffiti on business storefronts including Starbucks and Chipotle. Images posted on social media show vandalized windows of several shops and restaurants, including Starbucks, Chipotle, Umpqua Bank, and Urban Pantry. Overnight, #antifa destroyed numerous businesses in Portland's Pearl District as part of a pre-planned riot. People were inside this Chipotle at 1201 NW Lovejoy when antifa attacked the building. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/2LfMAaSrjy — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) February 28, 2021The image above shows one of the storefronts smashed up by suspected antifa members in Portland, Oregon late on Saturday nightThe image above shows graffiti spray-painted on one of the storefronts.
Texans were casualties in Republicans' war on green energy
They went to war against the specter of green energy. They went to war against the specter of green energy. Mutual Aid Houston, a self-described “tiny group of 9 organizers,” says they have distributed $197,000 in direct cash aid from thousands of donors. It's fitting, then, that the term “mutual aid” should have a frigid place as its origin. Among humans, Kropotkin theorized, the law of mutual aid is folded into higher moral sentiments.
Opinion | Andrew Cuomo’s survival in office looks doubtful
AD“I have not read her allegations or her post, her Medium post,” Gillibrand told reporters Thursday, the day after Boylan wrote her account on that platform. “But as I said, everyone has a right to be able to come forward, speak their truth, and be heard. Democrats will point out that Donald Trump was elected and survived in office despite being accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. For Democrats, there will likely be conflicting impulses when it comes to how quickly and decisively to move. What is depressing, however, is that the message has not gotten through to too many of the men themselves.
Liverpool bounce back to beat Sheffield United
Advertising Read moreSheffield (United Kingdom) (AFP)Liverpool snapped a four-game Premier League losing streak to close back within two points of the top four as Curtis Jones and a Kean Bryan own goal earned a 2-0 win at bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United on Sunday. However, the much-maligned Spaniard made an important early save to prevent David McGoldrick giving Sheffield United a shock early lead. However, his blushes were spared when the goal was ruled out for offside against Oli McBurnie in the build-up. Liverpool remain sixth but are now within striking distance of fourth-placed West Ham and close to within one point of Chelsea. Sheffield United are still 15 points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table.
Virginia lawmakers pass legislation that will legalize marijuana in 2024
Virginia lawmakers approved a bill on Saturday that would legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana — but not until 2024. The historic move makes Virginia the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Under the legislation as passed, possession of up to an ounce (28.3 grams) of marijuana will become legal beginning Jan. 1, 2024. Lawmakers last year decriminalized marijuana, making simple possession a civil penalty that can be punished by a fine of no more than $25. Despite the bill’s major reforms, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia said the new legislation does not go far enough to “break the chains of marijuana prohibition.”“The Virginia General Assembly failed to legalize marijuana for racial justice.
Sister act as Korda romps to Gainbridge LPGA win
Nelly Korda followed her sister's season-opening win with victory at the Gainbridge LPGA on SundayAdvertising Read moreMiami (AFP)Nelly Korda produced a flawless final round to claim a three-shot victory at the Gainbridge LPGA tournament in Florida on Sunday. Korda -- whose elder sister Jessica won the LPGA Tour's previous event, the season-opening Tournament of Champions in January -- fired a three-under-par 69 to finish on 16 under. The 22-year-old, whose father is former Czech tennis star Petr Korda, had opened up a one-shot lead on Saturday with a four-under-par 68. On Sunday at Orlando's Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, she picked up where she left off in the third round. "Honestly I did not play very good golf today," Korda told a television interviewer moments after clinching her first career win on US soil.
Iran rules out nuclear deal meeting, says time not 'suitable'
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Iran had ruled out a meeting proposed by the European Union on the troubled 2015 nuclear dealAdvertising Read moreTehran (AFP)Iran dismissed Sunday Europe's offer for an informal meeting involving the US on the troubled 2015 nuclear deal, saying the time is not "suitable" as Washington has failed to lift sanctions. The European Union's political director earlier this month proposed the informal meeting involving all parties of the Vienna deal, a proposition accepted by US President Joe Biden's administration. Following Biden's election, Washington, the European parties to the deal -- France, Germany and Britain -- and Tehran have been trying to salvage the accord, which granted Iran international sanctions relief in return for restrictions on its nuclear programme. "America must end its illegal and unilateral sanctions and return to its (deal) commitments. Iran last Tuesday started to restrict some site inspections by the IAEA, in continuation of suspended nuclear commitments in response to the US failure to lift its sanctions.
Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll, but Only 68 Percent Want Him to Run Again
ORLANDO, Fla. — Nearly four months after he lost the 2020 election, Donald J. Trump was able to celebrate being a winner again on Sunday, after he captured the 2024 presidential straw poll of the Conservative Political Action Conference, while Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida finished first in a second 2024 straw poll covering a field of potential candidates that did not include Mr. Trump. But in a surprise bit of downbeat news for Mr. Trump, only 68 percent of those at the conference said they wanted the former president to run again in 2024. Far more attendees, 95 percent, said they wanted the Republican Party to advance Mr. Trump’s policies and agenda than endorsed him running again, even as the mere mention of Mr. Trump’s name earned loud applause throughout the three-day gathering of activists. The former president had thoroughly dominated the weekend gathering in Orlando — a giant golden replica of him was a top attraction for activists — and organizers of the event, better known as CPAC, put together two straw polls to gauge the next presidential field whether Mr. Trump runs or not.
Biden brings back bipartisan meetings at the White House
The meetings are another example of a return to more traditional governing under Biden and he is expected to make them a regular occurrence. “He’s said he wants Republicans at the table from the very beginning,” said one longtime Biden adviser. In addition to Biden’s contacts, the White House says officials remain in constant contact with Republican offices on Capitol Hill and in the states. If you didn’t support Trump, he viewed you as the opposition from Day One.”ADVERTISEMENTTrump did hold some meetings with bipartisan leaders at the White House, but they dropped off at the end of 2019 as House Democrats began impeachment proceedings. Conant described the lack of bipartisan support for Biden’s coronavirus relief package as an “ominous start," and said that the White House would likely want and need Republican support to pass major immigration and infrastructure policy.
All spent fuel finally removed from reactor at Fukushima plant : The Asahi Shimbun
(Shinnosuke Ito)Hazardous work to remove all spent nuclear fuel from a reactor storage pool at the crippled Fukushima No. 3 reactor building, severely damaged by a hydrogen explosion during the meltdown, eased concerns about the overall safety of the embattled plant. Spent fuel needs to be kept cool as it emits high levels of radiation and decaying heat. 3 reactor’s pool to a shared pool for storage on the grounds of the plant to ensure the spent fuel can be safely managed. Apart from the spent fuel, 800 to 900 tons of melted nuclear fuel remain in the No.
A GOP Senator Warns Republicans Will Keep Losing if They Idolize Trump
warned fellow Republicans that the party will continue to lose if it continues to “idolize” the former president. Cassidy was one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump at his impeachment trial earlier this month for inciting the violent insurrection on January 6. “And that’s kind of clear from the last election.”But Trump easily survived his second impeachment trial this month as most Republicans stood by him. And Republicans who decided to buck Trump over the Capitol attack are being attacked by their own party and colleagues who remain loyal to Trump. The state Republican Party in Louisiana said it was disappointed in Cassidy’s vote to convict Trump after the impeachment trial.
Trump at CPAC: Former President to tell CPAC crowd the 'incredible journey' is 'far from over'
In his first public comments since leaving the White House, Trump plans to target President Joe Biden, attacking his immigration policies and demanding that he "get the schools open right now." "The future of the Republican Party is as a party that defends the social, economic, and cultural interests and values of working American families -- of every race, every color, and every creed. Trump won the unscientific straw poll of CPAC attendees when they were asked who they favored as 2024 GOP presidential candidates. "The Republican Party is united," Trump plans to say Sunday at the gathering, which has served as an audition for other potential Republican presidential hopefuls. President Trump worked on all these races."
Iran claims US bombing in Syria will strengthen ISIS
NewsIran claims US bombing in Syria will strengthen ISISIran’s top security official said that the US is encouraging ISIS by dropping bombs on paramilitary fighters along the Iraqi border. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called some of the incidents in Iraq “suspect,” and said they could be designed to disrupt Iran-Iraq relations and Iraq’s security and stability, Iran’s state media reported. “The attack on anti-terrorist resistance forces is the beginning of a new round of organized terrorism,” Hussein said, Reuters reported. Shamkhani said, “we will confront the US plan to revive terrorism in the region,” but did not elaborate. 2021 Maxar Technologies/Handout via ReutersShamkhani also pressed Hussein for Iran to tell the US to withdraw the rest of its troops in the country, according to reports.
German radio station apologises after host calls mega K-pop band BTS a 'crappy virus'
SINGAPORE - A German radio station has apologised after one of its hosts likened South Korean boyband BTS to the coronavirus during a live show on Wednesday (Feb 24). The station's apology came after Mr Matuschik called a BTS cover of Coldplay's Fix You blasphemous and described the boyband as "some crappy virus that hopefully there will be a vaccine for soon as well". He added: "I have nothing against South Korea. You can't accuse me of xenophobia only because this boyband is from South Korea... Coldplay themselves, in a tweet on Wednesday, called the BTS cover "beautiful", without mentioning Mr Matuschik's remarks.
Syria reports Israeli missile attack near capital, Damascus
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian air defenses were activated in the capital Damascus and its southern suburbs Sunday night to repel an Israeli missile attack, state media reported. There was no word on casualties. State TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying that most of the Israeli missiles were shot down before reaching their targets near Damascus.
BRPD narcotics officer arrested, accused of distributing drugs
BRPD narcotics officer arrested, accused of distributing drugsBATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge police officer is facing criminal charges after a department investigation into allegations of "police corruption." A BRPD spokesperson later identified Jason Acree, 34, as the officer involved. Acree worked in the narcotics division, and he's accused of distributing drugs to someone within the city. It's the second time in the span of a few months that a Baton Rouge police officer has faced criminal charges. In December another officer was arrested under suspicion of purchasing and receiving stolen property.
Iran rules out talks with US, EU to discuss nuclear deal revival
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says time not right for talks given ‘recent actions’ of the US, European countries. Iran has ruled out holding an informal meeting with the United States and European countries to discuss ways to revive its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, insisting that Washington must first lift all its unilateral sanctions. The US in response said it was “disappointed” but remained “ready to reengage in meaningful diplomacy to achieve a mutual return to compliance with JCPOA commitments,” a White House spokeswoman said, referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name of the Iran nuclear deal. The accord signed in Vienna in 2015, saw Iran curtail its nuclear programme in exchange for a gradual easing of international sanctions. Iran insists the US must first lift sanctions while Washington says Tehran must first return to compliance with the deal, which it has been progressively breaching.
Iran behind attack on Israeli-owned ship, Kochavi confirms
After Defense Minister Benny Gantz suggested the Iranians were responsible for the missile attack on an Israeli-owned cargo ship last week, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi on Sunday said the incident was a reminder that Iran “spreads terrorism and is conducting terrorist activities against civilian targets.”“We were reminded that Iran is not just a nuclear threat,” he said at the 8200 Intelligence Unit’s change-of-command ceremony. “The State of Israel is constantly dealing with multiple threats,” Kochavi said. “This is the place to reiterate that the IDF is acting and will act against all threats in the closer circle and in the wider circle,” Kochavi said. “And as always, it will do it via the high-quality intelligence that the Intelligence Directorate provides.”During the ceremony, Unit 8200 received an award for outstanding achievements. Due to 8200’s successes, “we all gain from high-quality intelligence, which is based on unprecedented breakthroughs,” Kochavi said.
Syria reports Israel attack near capital
Syrian air defences have been activated in the capital Damascus and its southern suburbs to repel an Israeli missile attack, state media reports. State TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying that most of the Israeli missiles were shot down before reaching their targets on Sunday night near Damascus. Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in Syria over the years, but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations. Israel views Iranian entrenchment on its northern frontier as a red line, and it has repeatedly struck Iran-linked facilities and weapons convoys destined for Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group. The attack comes after the United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups.
Dr. Fauci on J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine: ‘I would have no hesitancy whatsoever to take it’
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said people should take the single-shot Johnson & Johnson JNJ, -2.64% COVID-19 vaccine if that’s what they are offered. “Be careful when you try to parse this percent versus that percent,” Fauci added. All three of them are really quite good, and people should take the one that’s most available today.”On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the results of its trial of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, and found the vaccine to be safe and effective. Jha also pointed out some key advantages to the J&J vaccine’s authorization in the U.S. “The two-shot Pfizer vaccine is particularly hard to manage in, let’s say, rural settings, hard-to-reach places, doable, but harder. J&J vaccine — much, much easier on that front.
At least 18 killed in Myanmar on bloodiest day of protests against coup
Protesters defend themselves with makeshift shields during clashes with riot police on February 28, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar. Protesters defend themselves with makeshift shields during clashes with riot police on February 28, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar. The Myanmar Now media outlet reported two people had been killed in a protest in the second city of Mandalay. A riot police fires rubber bullets at protesters during a violent crackdown on demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar on February 28, 2021. A protester washes his face after riot police fired tear gas on February 28, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar.
Even ministers in India have been caught with fake degrees or accused of it
This university was caught by Indian authorities selling tens of thousands of fake degrees over the years to students in India. Not only students are using fake degrees to further themselves, some Indian politicians were also caught obtaining fake degrees to improve their political prospects. Tomar quit after being arrested for allegedly using fake degrees to enroll as an advocate. Tomar’s troubles began when a petition in the high court accused the minister of using a fake undergraduate degree to enroll as a law student. However, according to India’s media reports, not even one batchmate has surfaced to verify Modi’s degree claim.
CDC panel recommends use of J&J's single-shot Covid vaccine, clearing way for distribution
"We are at the precipice of having another vaccine in our toolboxes, the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Like many of you, I'm excited about the news that another safe and effective vaccine option could be coming as quickly as next week," she said Friday. "Having an additional safe and effective vaccine will help protect more people faster." The introduction of the J&J shot could be a boon to the U.S. supply of vaccine. The J&J vaccine's level of protection against Covid-19 in trials varied by region, according to FDA documents released on Wednesday.
Brooks Koepka feeling right at home, leads Workday at The Concession
BRADENTON, Fla. – It hasn’t taken Brooks Koepka very long to feel right at home at The Concession. You can get out of position real quick and kind of short?side yourself and you’re not far off a good shot. While Koepka made 112 feet of putts in the first round, he canned 67 feet worth of putts in the second round. “The change has been good and I like where it’s at.”He likes how his body is feeling, too. “Every year I just try and get better and I feel like I’ve done that again this year,” Finau said.
Taxes Q&A: How do I file my taxes online for free? Is there a penalty for not withholding enough taxes on unemployment?
It is still recommended that you file taxes to keep a record of you financial situation for the year and possible upcoming stimulus payments. You can use IRS Free File to prepare and file your federal income tax online for free if your income is below $72,000. The first two rounds of Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks) were structured as upfront payments of a tax credit for 2020. It might behoove you to still file your 2020 taxes so you can claim the stimulus on your 2020 tax return as the Recovery Rebate Credit. Tax filers will be able to choose whether they want to use either their 2019 or 2020 earned income to calculate the Earned Income Tax Credit on their 2020 income tax returns, thanks to a one-time lookback provision.
Year of the Kordas continues as Nelly Korda collects three-shot win at Gainbridge LPGA
After Jessica Korda, the older of the two LPGA players, won the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions last month, little sister Nelly followed on Sunday with a three-shot victory at the Gainbridge LPGA played at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida. Korda finished at 16 under after a final-round 3-under 69. Korda took a one-shot lead on rookie Patty Tavatanakit into the final round at Lake Nona, but Korda started pulling away quickly. First win on U.S. soil ? Nelly Korda is the Gainbridge LPGA Champion! ? pic.twitter.com/BTkClyfVDl — LPGA (@LPGA) February 28, 2021Tavatanakit couldn’t get anything going, and slid down the leaderboard with her final-round 74.
Photos: WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession Golf Club
A field of the world’s best has traveled to South Florida this week for the first World Golf Championships event of the season. The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida, plays host to a loaded field of 72 players this week for the WGC-Workday Championship. WGC-Workday: LeaderboardWGC-Workday Championship Justin Thomas hits a tee shot during the second round of World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at… Justin Thomas hits a tee shot during the second round of World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession on February 26, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) moreWGC-Workday Championship Joaquin Niemann plays his shot from the tenth tee during the first round of World Golf… Joaquin Niemann plays his shot from the tenth tee during the first round of World Golf Championships at The Concession at The Concession Golf Club. (Photo: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports) moreWGC-Workday Championship Webb Simpson plays his shot from the tenth tee during the first round of World Golf… Webb Simpson plays his shot from the tenth tee during the first round of World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession at The Concession Golf Club.
Tired of flight delays? Hawaiian Airlines records top flight punctuality in US
Associated PressHONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines had the nation's top on-time performance last year with 87.5% of its flights arriving to their destinations on time, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported . Hawaiian Airlines has led the country for 17 years after beginning its streak in 2004, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Saturday. Delta Air Lines Inc. was second at 87.2%, followed by Spirit Airlines at 86.6%, department officials said. The airline gradually resumed nonstop service connecting the islands with 16 cities across the country. It restarted international flights between Honolulu and Japan and South Korea.
Rep. Paul Gosar speaks at white nationalist event in Florida ahead of CPAC, skips in-person D.C. votes
Rep. Paul Gosar spoke Friday night at a Florida event organized by a white nationalist. Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., were among those who also filed for proxy voting and were scheduled to take part in CPAC events. They, too, cited the ongoing health emergency for their absence in Congress. On Feb. 2, Gosar deleted a tweet ripping proxy voting that he posted 35 weeks earlier, according to ProPublica’s database of deleted tweets from politicians. “Pelosi's 'proxy voting’ scheme is shameful and unconstitutional,” Gosar tweeted at the time, sneering at Democrats who “didn’t show up for work this week.
Opinion: Young gymnasts trying to capitalize on unexpected chance at Tokyo Olympics
INDIANAPOLIS – The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics forced athletes in every sport to revise their plans, with most having to push their timetables back. Female gymnasts are required to be 16 during the Olympic year to be eligible for the Games. But with the 2020 Games delayed a year because of COVID, they’ve found themselves with an unexpected opportunity. “This would not have been a year they’re trying to make an Olympic team, obviously, and world championships would have been an individual worlds and much later. And when asked about her goals for the year, McClain mentioned Olympic trials, but not the Games themselves.
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert, a former 4.0 student, ready to study whole new offense
“It just explained how everything worked,” Herbert, coming off his first season as quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers, told USA TODAY Sports. But outside of the experiences gained from playing this past season, Herbert will have very little continuity to build upon in Year 2. He served as the Rams’ defensive coordinator in 2020 before the crosstown Chargers hired him as head coach in January.) Last season, COVID-19 restrictions robbed NFL teams, and rookies in particular, of the traditional offseason preparation. While waiting to receive the Chargers’ new playbook from offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, who previously served as the Saints’ quarterback coach, Herbert is studying New Orleans' offense in hopes of getting a preview.
Amazon Moves From Film Industry’s Margins to the Mainstream
It was August, the pandemic was raging, and his secret production had shut down. He was determined to reprise his role as Borat in a feature film designed to satirize the Trump administration ahead of the November election. First he persuaded Universal Studios to allow him to shop his incomplete movie. But Amazon Studios was the one most committed to getting the movie out in time, no matter the cost. (Mr. Cohen was cutting it close, still shooting three weeks before he had to deliver the movie.)
Golden Globes 2021: What to Watch For
LOS ANGELES — “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, is nominated for six trophies at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the most of any film. Or perhaps “The Mauritanian,” set at Guantánamo and vying for two Globes in acting categories? Or the twice-nominated “Judas and the Black Messiah,” about Black political radicals in the 1960s? It actually received a national release in theaters (about 1,900 of the operating ones) this month. For many people, including some in Hollywood, it is hard to care about little golden thingamabobs at a time when the coronavirus is still killing roughly 2,000 Americans on most days.
United States COVID-19 hospitalizations lowest since early November 2020
The number of coronavirus patients in US hospitals has dropped below 50,000 — the lowest level in nearly four months, data shows. There were 48,870 patients being treated for the virus in hospitals Saturday, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project. “For the first time since Nov 2, the number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 is below 50k,” the organization wrote on Twitter. The number of hospitalizations has been steadily falling since its peak of 132,474 admitted patients on Jan. 6, data shows. The US also recorded 70,622 new infections and 1,822 virus-related deaths on Saturday, according to the data.
Minneapolis courthouse turned into fortress for George Floyd murder trial
The Minneapolis courthouse where ex-cop Derek Chauvin will stand trial for murder in the death of George Floyd is being turned into a veritable fortress. Hennepin County District Court, where jury selection is due to begin March 8, is being ringed with concrete barriers, security fencing, and barbed wire — and a beefed-up security presence that will include the National Guard. “There’s going to be very high emotion on all sides of this, and we’ll be prepared,” Minnesota Gov. Chauvin is charged with killing Floyd be pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes despite his repeated pleas that he couldn’t breathe. APAnd it’s not just the courthouse that’s being prepared for any unrest — the city jail and nearby City Hall are also being reinforced with fencing, barbed wire and barriers.
Trump, Addressing Conservatives, Plans to Claim Leadership of G.O.P.
How closely Mr. Trump chooses to follow a teleprompter script, though, is always an open question. And perhaps never more than more so now that he has decamped from the White House to his resort in Palm Beach, stripped of his social media accounts. His address has been crafted by two of the former president’s speechwriters in the White House, Ross Worthington and Vince Haley, with input from other advisers. Without his Twitter feed, Mr. Trump has been using specific moments in the news cycle — the death of talk show host Rush Limbaugh and Tiger Woods’ car accident — to inject himself into the news cycle. Mr. Trump’s advisers said he is not planning to discuss a litany of his own accomplishments, and instead will try to recapture some of how he sounded as a candidate in 2016.
Canelo Alvarez kicks two Jake Paul fans out of ring: ‘Get the f–k out’
Canelo Alvarez kicked two Jake Paul fans out of the ring in a furious, X-rated blast after they gatecrashed his victory party on Saturday night. The Mexican star, 30, was celebrating his annihilation of Avni Yildirim in three brutal rounds when two unknown men hopped into the ring. The pair, seemingly wearing Jake Paul T-shirts, were in the shot for his post-fight interview. Canelo then continued with his post-fight interview after setting up a monster showdown with Billy Joe Saunders in May. The pranksters may have worn the Jake Paul T-shirts in a bid to irritate Canelo.
Rangers fall flat in rematch loss to Bruins
Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday. McAvoy hammered a one-timer to push the Bruins’ lead to 3-0 at 10:20 of the second period. The Bruins and Rangers have met four times in the month of February this season, all at MSG. Alex Georgiev (#40), Brendan Lemieux (#48) and the Rangers lost to the Bruins on Feb. 28, 2021. NHLI via Getty ImagesBefore Coyle’s goal, Georgiev sustained a cut above his left eye following a collision with Bruins forward Nick Ritchie.
Central Park carriage horse euthanized last year likely had genetic disease: Health Dept.
A carriage horse euthanized after collapsing in Central Park last year likely had a genetic muscular disease — and showed no signs of mistreatment when she died, according to a post mortem released by the drivers’ union Sunday. Aysha, a 10-year-old draft crossbreed, died Feb. 29, 2020 — with heartbreaking footage showing her stumbling on her hind legs and slumping down to the ground. Her death sparked protests against the use of carriage horses in the city — but the Transport Workers Union claimed Sunday that a post-mortem exam showed Aysha appeared well cared for. “I must assume this horse sustained an acute case of” of Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM), a muscular disease known as “tying up,” the veterinarian wrote in the newly released report. The condition is often asymptomatic, and Aysha’s personal vet also concluded that the mare had PSSM that was “subclinical,” meaning it had not shown up in previous check-ups, the reports showed.
Israel’s ahead-of-the-world vaccine rollout offers hope for countries lagging behind
ADIsrael’s small population of about 9 million, and its universal national health system, makes it a natural vaccine lab for the world. Pfizer has guaranteed a steady supply of vaccine doses in exchange for access to anonymized data from the digitized medical file kept on almost every Israeli. This data has allowed scientists from universities, the health ministry and Pfizer to track the vaccine’s impact with unprecedented speed. “What these studies are showing us is the vaccine gives very good protection against disease and mortality. Israel’s rapid vaccine deployment is being closely watched around the world, as other nations grapple with their own uneven rollouts amid growing public frustration over health restrictions.
NJ nursing-home boss wanted granny chef to be his S&M master: lawsuit
A nursing-home boss wanted his new granny chef to make him her whipping boy, new court papers allege. “I will give you the key, and then you will really be my master,” Lawton added, according to the documents. Ferrara “recoiled” and told Lawton he was “out of [his] mind,” the documents claim. “My first thought was, thank God my granddaughters aren’t here, because they are always grabbing my phone to play games,” Ferrara told The Post. Ferrara told The Post that during her hiring interview, after she told Lawton about her offense, he told her that her more-than-15-year-old record wouldn’t be a problem.
Man wins $500K Powerball prize with numbers from his fortune cookie
This fortune cookie lived up to its name. Ernesto Sorzano’s Chinese-takeout dinner paid off big-time when he played the set of lucky numbers in his fortune cookie on a North Carolina Powerball ticket, according to UPI. Sorzano said he used the numbers when buying a $3 power-play ticket — and they ended up matching four of the winning ones, landing him $500,000. “This was a good investment,” Sorzano said of his rice and shrimp dinner, plus dessert cookie. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million, according to lottery officials.
Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings
With more people and experiments flying on the space station, more power will be needed to keep everything running, according to NASA. The six new solar panels — to be delivered in pairs by SpaceX over the coming year or so — should boost the station’s electrical capability by as much as 30%. ADRubins and Glover tackled the struts for the first two solar panels, due to launch in June. The eight solar panels up there now are 12 to 20 years old — most of them past their design lifetime and deteriorating. ADA prototype was tested at the space station in 2017.
CDC advisers recommend Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to start this week
Since then, more than 500,000 deaths from covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, have occurred in the United States. Walensky is expected to approve the panel’s action shortly after the vote, making it an official CDC recommendation to health providers. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was 85 percent effective at protecting against severe cases of illness in late-stage trials, and there were no deaths or hospitalizations a month after participants received the vaccine. “In other words, we now have three highly effective vaccines available in the U.S. — particularly against severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death. This one-dose vaccine, that can be stored at refrigerator temperatures, is likely to enhance the ability of health departments and health systems to conduct mass vaccination.
PGA players show support for Tiger Woods by wearing his iconic red and black in final round
McIlroy was said to have been wearing red and black together for the first time in his career, as he began a final-round pairing with Reed. AD“We’re very lucky that he’s still here,” McIlroy had said of Woods on Wednesday (via golf.com). A few players, including Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day and Matt Kuchar, per reports, played a Bridgestone ball with “Tiger” stamped on it. Adding a red shirt to his traditionally black ensemble Sunday was Phil Mickelson, a longtime friendly rival of Woods who was playing in a Champions Tour event in Tucson. I’m sure they’re struggling.”ADOn Saturday night, Thomas tweeted a photo of a shirt with tight red stripes matched with black pants.
Avalanche beat Coyotes 6-2, sweep 2-game series
Jacob MacDonald broke a tie with his first goal of the season and the Avalanche scored four times in the third period to beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 and sweep the two-game, two-day series. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMNathan MacKinnon, Joonas Donskoi, Tyson Jost and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored, with the Avalanche putting 41 shots on goal. Clayton Keller and Ilya Lyubushkin — with his first NHL goal — scored for Arizona. The Avalanche knocked the Coyotes out of the playoffs last season in five games. Colorado answered three minutes later when MacDonald wrapped around the back of the net and slipped the puck past Raanta for a 2-1 lead.
Stastny scores in 1st minute of OT, Jets beat Canadiens 2-1
Paul Stastny scored in the first minute of overtime to give Winnipeg a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night, extending the Jets’ winning streak to four games. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMNikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg, which won the game despite being outshot 41-21. Nick Suzuki scored for Montreal. Montreal held a 3-1 lead on Winnipeg on Thursday night before the Jets scored five unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 win. Ehlers fired a shot on net that was trickling toward the goal line after it beat Allen and Stastny then pushed it in.
College football super seniors could change fortunes in 2021
Bill Connelly, who created SP+, said there will be more returning production across college football in 2021 than in any year since he started tracking it in 2014. As of this past weekend, Illinois expects to have 17 scholarship super seniors, the most of any Power Five school. If not for the super seniors, the Lobos might have barely cracked 70 scholarship players in 2021. Texas Tech has seven returning starters among 10 super seniors, including defensive back Eric Monroe and linebacker Colin Schooler. "The super seniors coming back are absolutely part of that formula for building this program where we are at right now," Well said.
Rachel Lindsay disabled Instagram account over online harassment from ‘Bachelor’ fans, says co-host
Rachel Lindsay has allegedly disabled her Instagram account due to online harassment she’s received after her interview with longtime "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison. This claim comes from Lindsay’s "Higher Learning" podcast co-host Van Lathan, who shared an Instagram video about the topic on Friday. "My co-host on ‘Higher Learning,’ Rachel Lindsay, disabled her Instagram earlier today," Lathan, 40, said. 'BACHELOR' HOST CHRIS HARRISON APOLOGIZES FOR 'SPEAKING IN A MANNER THAT PERPETUATES RACISM'Lathan went on to urge "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" fans who are sending hateful messages to get a life. "We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion," Harrison told Lindsay when she broached the topic to him.
US Soccer members vote to scrap ban on kneeling during national anthem
The United States Soccer federation voted Saturday to end a ban on players kneeling during the national anthem. The federation governing body needed to vote on a measure passed by the Board of Directors in June 2020, which repealed the ban on kneeling that had been in place since 2017. U.S. Soccer implemented the ban after women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt before a 2016 friendly against Thailand – a move made in solidarity with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest racial injustice. U.S. Soccer also put out a statement later that night to denounce comments made by delegate Seth Jahn, who spoke in fervent support of the ban. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPJahn also downplayed the impact of slavery in American history, saying that "every race in the history of mankind has been enslaved by another demographic at some point in time."
Campbell makes 30 saves, NHL-leading Leafs beat Oilers 4-0
Jack Campbell made 30 saves for his third NHL shutout, Mitch Marner had a goal and an assist and the NHL-leading Toronto Maple Leafs opened a three-game set in Edmonton with a 4-0 victory over the Oilers on Saturday night. John Tavares added two assists to help the Maple Leafs improve to 16-4-2 and open a six-point lead over the Oilers in the all-Canadian North Division. He sat out for a second time against the Oilers this season because of the wrist issue. "When you lose a guy like that, you’re essentially taking a goal away from your lineup," Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said. 1 goalie Frederik Andersen remains day-to-day with a lower-body ailment that pressed third-stringer Michael Hutchison into action twice earlier this week.
COVID relief bill creates rift between mainstream Democrats and party's left flank
She ruled recently that the Democrats’ gambit to include a $15-an-hour minimum wage increase in the COVID relief bill violated special budget reconciliation rules. Just days ago, President Biden doubted that the minimum wage increase would survive MacDonough’s vetting for this COVID bill. Progressive Caucus Co-chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., argued that Senate Democrats should go over the head of MacDonough. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is one Democrat who opposes including the minimum wage increase in the COVID bill. Democrats included the $15 minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID bill passed early Saturday morning.
12-year-old Florida girl arrested for allegedly selling stun guns to students
A 12-year-old Florida girl was arrested after allegedly bringing stun guns to school and selling them to classmates, authorities said. A school resource officer pulled the girl out of class and she confessed she bought five stun guns online with the intention of selling them to other kids, Tampa police said. The minor said she sold three of the stun guns Thursday, cops said. When police spoke to the girl Friday, she had a pair of Vipertek stun guns, which are sold on Amazon starting at $9.99. Cops say no threats were made against anyone or the school.
Raptors' virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls called off
The Toronto Raptors’ issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls. The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive test results, without disclosing how many, and that combined with ongoing contact tracing issues meant they would not have the league-required eight players available to play. Assistant coach Sergio Scariolo coached the team to a win over Houston and was in line to coach again Sunday. The Raptors used 12 players on Friday and had 14 listed as available to play that night. The Raptors-Bulls game is the 30th to be postponed so far this season because of COVID-19 testing or contact tracing.
Golden Globes 2021: Will hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler address Gov. Andrew Cuomo's harassment allegations?
In a show that’s often known for its political jabs, all eyes are on the 2021 Golden Globes to see if it will address one of the bigger political stories happening right now — the allegations against New York Gov. Two women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Cuomo that he denies. The hosts themselves have even spoken out in favor of the movement, which saw powerful men in Hollywood, tech and politics face consequences for past behavior. Poehler, meanwhile, told the outlet in a separate interview from 2019 that the movement made her reexamine her own "deep institutionalized misogyny." NICOLE KIDMAN CRIES ON RED CARPET AHEAD OF GOLDEN GLOBES OVER AUSTRALIA WILDFIRES: REPORTIn addition, Poehler also has a history of being critical of Gov.
Pompeo says Biden moves on Iran, Houthis precursors to re-entering 'crazy, crappy' nuclear deal
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that the Biden administration's moves to drop a sanctions push on Iran and revoke a terrorist declaration on Iran-backed Houthis were precursors to re-entering what he described as the "crazy, crappy" 2015 nuclear deal. The Biden administration recently said it was abandoning that push. He then referenced the decision by the administration to revoke the terrorist designation placed by the Trump administration on the Iran-backed Houthis, who are fighting Saudi-backed forces in Yemen. Biden has indicated his administration will seek to rejoin the deal, and believes the prior moves fit into that plan. "I think these are all precursors to them going back to this crazy, crappy nuclear deal that they engaged in that presented Iran with a very clear pathway to a nuclear program," he said.
Orioles' Trey Mancini Singles in 1st At-Bat Since Cancer Recovery
Julio Cortez/Associated PressBaltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini had a malignant tumor removed from his colon last year and underwent treatment for Stage 3 colon cancer, costing him the entirety of the 2020 season. "I've talked to him every single day, see how he's feeling every day," manager Brandon Hyde told reporters. "We're just going to continue to communicate. I'll have him in there every other day for a while, whether it be at first base or DH, and we'll see how he feels. Crank up the playing time, if he feels well, the last couple weeks."
Factbox: Key nominations for the 2021 Golden Globes
(Reuters) - The Golden Globes for film and television, organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be handed out at a ceremony on Sunday hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. FILE PHOTO: Cast member Anthony Hopkins poses at a premiere for the film "The Two Popes" during AFI Fest 2019 in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniThe ceremony will be broadcast from New York City and Los Angeles on NBC television at 8 p.m. ET (0100 GMT on Monday). Following is a list of key film nominations:MOVIESBEST DRAMA“Nomadland”“The Trial of the Chicago 7”“Mank”“The Father”“Promising Young Woman”BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”“Hamilton”“Palm Springs”“Music”“The Prom”BEST ACTOR, DRAMAChadwick Boseman - “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”Anthony Hopkins - “The Father”Riz Ahmed - “Sound of Metal”Gary Oldman - “Mank”Tahar Rahim - The Mauritanian”BEST ACTRESS, DRAMACarey Mulligan - “Promising Young Woman”Frances McDormand - “Nomadland”Vanessa Kirby - “Pieces of a Woman”Viola Davis - “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”Andra Day - “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICALSacha Baron Cohen - “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”Dev Patel - “The Personal History of David Copperfield”James Corden - “The Prom”Lin-Manuel Miranda - “Hamilton”Andy Samberg - “Palm Springs”BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICALMaria Bakalova - “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”Michelle Pfeiffer - “French Exit”Kate Hudson - “Music”Rosamund Pike - “I Care a Lot”Anya Taylor-Joy - “Emma”BEST DIRECTORChloé Zhao - “Nomadland”Aaron Sorkin - “The Trial of the Chicago 7”Regina King - “One Night in Miami”David Fincher - “Mank”Emerald Fennell - “Promising Young Woman”BEST SUPPORTING ACTORDaniel Kaluuya - “Judas and the Black Messiah”Sacha Baron Cohen - “The Trial of the Chicago 7”Jared Leto - “The Little Things”Bill Murray - “On the Rocks”Leslie Odom Jr. - “One Night in Miami”BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESSOlivia Colman - “The Father”Amanda Seyfried - “Mank”Jodie Foster - “T
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Doctor Performing Surgery Tells Judge To 'Go Right Ahead' During Video Traffic Court
A plastic surgeon is facing investigation by California’s medical board after he attended a traffic court hearing via video conference while apparently operating on a patient. “I’m in an operating room right now. Is that correct, Mr. Green?” Link asked. “I do not feel comfortable for the welfare of a patient,” Link said, announcing his decision to postpone Green’s court session to another date. Judge: “Unless I’m mistaken, I’m seeing a defendant who’s in the middle of an operating room appearing to be actively engaged in providing services to a patient.
White House Communications Director confirms Biden’s strong intent on $15 minimum wage
President Biden’s strong intent on passing a $15 minimum wage is confirmed by White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield in conversation with Jonathan Capehart. She also addresses the COVID relief bill, and recent airstrikes in Syria ordered by the president.
Imara Jones: The Equality Act won't 'guarantee overall equality, but it's an essential step'
Imara Jones is a creator and Producer at TransLash Media and a trans woman of color. She joins Ali Velshi to discuss the House of Representatives passing the Equality Act and why it is an important step in the right direction. She says, “as long as people can use their own discrimination as a basis to deny us equal access to housing, to education, to health care, to the full range of things that everyone else has, makes the case that we need the Equality Act.” The lack of equality “underscores that the work of this country remains fundamentally undone.”
J&J's COVID-19 shot gets CDC panel backing; vaccine near shipping
FILE PHOTO: A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed Johnson&Johnson logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021. State and local public health authorities will use Food and Drug Administration and CDC guidance as they administer the first 4 million doses. J&J’s shot will be the only one-dose COVID vaccine available in the United States. It is also the easiest to ship and store, as it can be kept in a refrigerator rather than a freezer. J&J expects to ship more than 20 million doses by March and 100 million by mid-year, enough to vaccinate nearly a third of Americans.
Italy’s former PM Conte accepts task of trying to revive 5-Star Movement
FILE PHOTO: Italy's outgoing Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte and his companion Olivia Paladino leave following a formal handover ceremony with incoming Prime Minister Mario Draghi at Palazzo Chigi in Rome, Italy February 13, 2021. “Giuseppe Conte has accepted the task ... of drawing up a project to refound the 5-Star Movement,” the party said after a Rome meeting between Conte and 5-Star’s top brass including its founder, former comedian Beppe Grillo. It said Conte would lead “a total restructuring” of 5-Star, created by Grillo in 2009 as an anti-system protest movement. Conte is one of Italy’s most popular politicians and has always been close to 5-Star. After Sunday’s development, it is expected that Conte will soon be formally named as the new 5-Star leader, replacing caretaker Vito Crimi.
Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs
Fraud perpetrators, sometimes in China, Nigeria or Russia, buy stolen personal identifying information on the dark web and use it to flood state unemployment systems with bogus claims. Colorado has paid out nearly as much to scammers — an estimated $6.5 billion — as it has to people who filed legitimate unemployment claims. ADVERTISEMENTIn Ohio, weekly first-time unemployment claims have ranged from 17,000 to more than 40,000 during the pandemic. In July, officials said they’d discovered a massive criminal enterprise that had stolen more than $500 million in unemployment benefits. President Joe Biden’s administration is pledging to cut down on unemployment fraud even as it tries to extend benefits through September.
Virginia Lawmakers Sign Off On Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
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Maine rep votes no on aid; New England COVID-19 rates steady
The positivity rate in Connecticut is holding steady, as it is in all six states in New England, where positivity rates are either declining or staying about the same. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said 28 municipalities were in the state’s “red” category for COVID-19 risk as of late February. “The public health risk reduction measures remain the same. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday. The health department also said more than 71,000 Rhode Islanders are now fully vaccinated against the virus.
Bale turns back time at Tottenham as Man U and Chelsea draw
Tottenham's Gareth Bale, centre, celebrates with Tottenham's Serge Aurier after scoring his side's fourth goal during an English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday, Feb. 28. (Matthew Childs/Pool via AP)Tottenham's Gareth Bale, centre, celebrates with Tottenham's Serge Aurier after scoring his side's fourth goal during an English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday, Feb. 28. (Matthew Childs/Pool via AP)LONDON (AP) — Gareth Bale turned back time for Tottenham, while Chelsea and Manchester United seemed happy just to play out time. While Bale found his form, Harvey Barnes had his good run cut short by a knee injury in Leicester’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal. Chelsea kept its unbeaten record under manager Thomas Tuchel in a 0-0 draw with Man United as both teams appeared reluctant to risk losing one point in the hope of getting three.
Seeing Sunday red: Here are the golfers honoring Tiger Woods with iconic look
The golf world is honoring Tiger Woods on Sunday in a stunning display of red and black throughout the country's golf courses. The first time @McIlroyRory has worn red and black in his career. ?? pic.twitter.com/mpXDbJreOD — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 28, 2021It's an homage to Woods' signature outfit worn on Sundays for the final round of tournaments. Casual golfers are also sharing their Tiger Woods outfits on Sunday, whether they're hitting the links or watching them from the cozy indoors. The golf world is paying tribute to @TigerWoods today.
Dr. Fauci on J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine: ‘I would have no hesitancy whatsoever to take it’
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Troublesome Trio in Emerging Markets Face Yield Spike Scare
(Bloomberg) -- Eight years ago, when the taper tantrum roiled emerging markets, the so-called Fragile Five of Turkey, Brazil, South Africa, India and Indonesia suffered the most. Today, another sharp spike in U.S. Treasury yields threatens to wreak havoc on at least three of those nations. Those exchange rates have the highest one-week implied volatility in the world, with some analysts warning of more pain ahead. For now, officials are stressing that the central bank has no plans to raise rates given lingering weakness in the labor market. Elsewhere, Turkey may report rising inflation, while purchasing managers’ index figures offer health checks in South Korea and Russia.
UPDATE 1-J&J's COVID-19 shot gets CDC panel backing; vaccine near shipping
State and local public health authorities will use Food and Drug Administration and CDC guidance as they administer the first 4 million doses. The CDC's director is expected to approve the recommendations by the panel. J&J's shot will be the only one-dose COVID vaccine available in the United States. It is also the easiest to ship and store, as it can be kept in a refrigerator rather than a freezer. J&J expects to ship more than 20 million doses by March and 100 million by mid-year, enough to vaccinate nearly a third of Americans.
WRAPUP 1-At least 18 protesters killed in Myanmar in worst violence since coup
Crowds of demonstrators came under fire in various parts of the biggest city of Yangon after stun grenades, tear gas and shots in the air failed to break up their protests. "Severe action will be inevitably taken" against "riotous protesters", the state-run Global New Light Of Myanmar said. Several wounded people were hauled away in Yangon by fellow protesters, leaving bloody smears on pavements, media images showed. Teacher Tin New Yee died after police swooped to disperse a teachers' protest with stun grenades, sending the crowd fleeing, her daughter and a fellow teacher said. Outside a Yangon medical school, doctors and students in white lab coats scattered after police hurled stun grenades.
Ted Cruz mocks Texas gaffe at CPAC: ‘Orlando is not as nice as Cancun’
It’s not as nice as Cancun, but it’s nice.” As is to be expected, many users on Twitter did not take well to the senator’s comments. Ted Cruz, at CPAC, jokes about his decision to abandon his constituents in their time of need to go on vacation: "Orlando is awesome. While electricity and water supplies were scarce for many, Cruz left Texas to fly to Cancun with his family. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is drawing fire for appearing to abandon his state during its unprecendented, deadly winter storm emergency for the balmy 80-degree weather of Cancun. The post Ted Cruz mocks Texas gaffe at CPAC: ‘Orlando is not as nice as Cancun’ appeared first on TheGrio.
Scientists sequence 64 human genomes to better reflect genetic diversity
Bloomberg(Bloomberg) -- Australia’s central bank signaled it will not shirk from its yield target and quantitative easing programs designed to hold down borrowing costs and keep a lid on the currency. Yet, the bond market shows no indication of taking a backward step.Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe and his board are likely to focus Tuesday’s meeting on their response to a global reflation trade that’s proving a major challenge for central banks. It surprised last month by announcing a second round of QE when the current tranche expires in mid-April. It could tweak its buying plans tomorrow.“Markets will be looking for a firm response to the extreme bond market volatility,” said Su-Lin Ong, head of Australian economic and fixed-income strategy at Royal Bank of Canada. It likely fell 2% from a year earlier, with GDP not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels until mid-year.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Philippines receives COVID-19 vaccine after delays
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine Sunday, among the last in Southeast Asia to secure the critical doses despite having the second-highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in the hard-hit region. A Chinese military transport aircraft carrying 600,000 doses of vaccine donated by China arrived in an air base in the capital. President Rodrigo Duterte and top Cabinet officials expressed relief and thanked Beijing for the the vaccine from China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd. in a televised ceremony. Aside from the donated Sinovac vaccine, the government has separately ordered 25 million doses from the China-based company. The tough-talking Duterte has said wealthy Western countries have cornered massive doses for their citizens, leaving poorer nations scrambling for the rest.
Thailand starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign
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Billionaire Steven Cohen Picks Up These 3 “Strong Buy” Stocks
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Newborn found abandoned in Dorchester trash barrel
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U.N. warns of mass famine in Yemen ahead of donor conference
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‘Saturday Night Live’ pokes fun at Newsom, Cuomo in spoof vaccine game show
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Opinion: We’re about a year into the pandemic. Tell us your thoughts and memories
Nearly one year ago, the life-altering nature of the pandemic hit me — not in a second but over a period of about six days. I’m sharing my experience here because we at the Los Angeles Times Opinion team want you to share yours. On Wednesday, March 11, my wife and I decided to start keeping our two second-grade kids home from school. Gatherings of all kinds in Los Angeles were over. How have you made sense of the pandemic and other events that made 2020 such a year of upheaval?
Biden team readies wider economic package after coronavirus relief
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Santa Monica COVID-19 memorial event is part of a push for a national day of mourning
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MLS is back, with a new team in the mix
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As the FDA Takes Center Stage During COVID, Big Changes Could Be Ahead
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Theresa Bombardieri, helped run popular Dorchester bakery
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Where you’ll pay the highest taxes and the lowest in the suburbs
There, the average single-family tax bill jumped $559, from $4,984 last fiscal year to $5,543. Twenty-three of the 151 municipalities analyzed now have average tax bills that surpass $10,000, up from 20 communities last year. Weston, where the average bill is $19,380 (the highest in the state), tops the list, followed by Sherborn ($15,425) and Lincoln ($15,185). Wareham has the lowest property tax bills, at $2,799 this fiscal year. Hanson and Avon are the only communities in Eastern Massachusetts where the average tax bill is lower today than it was last year.
Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs
Fraud perpetrators, sometimes in China, Nigeria or Russia, buy stolen personal identifying information on the dark web and use it to flood state unemployment systems with bogus claims. The Labor Department inspector general’s office estimates that more than $63 billion has been paid out improperly through fraud or errors — roughly 10% of the total amount paid under coronavirus pandemic-related unemployment programs since March. Colorado has paid out nearly as much to scammers — an estimated $6.5 billion — as it has to people who filed legitimate unemployment claims. In Ohio, weekly first-time unemployment claims have ranged from 17,000 to more than 40,000 during the pandemic. President Joe Biden's administration is pledging to cut down on unemployment fraud even as it tries to extend benefits through September.
Fauci rejects possible shopping around between three vaccine choices
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Representative Gosar speaks at rally where organizer pushes white nationalist agenda, praises Capitol attack
white racism," Gosar said during a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference. ORLANDO - Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., said Saturday that he opposed “white racism,” hours after speaking at a far-right conference whose organizer spoke approvingly of the Capitol insurrection while delivering a white-nationalist speech. "There's no room for violence," Gosar said when asked about the Capitol riots. "I saw hundreds of thousands of patriots surrounding the U.S. Capitol building, and I saw the police retreating, and we heard that the politicians voting on the fraudulent election had scurried to their underground tunnels away from the Capitol," Fuentes said. AdvertisementAsked whether he regretted attending the event, Gosar said "you don't accomplish anything by isolating" and refusing to speak to some audiences.
Sale of Watertown Mall to lab developer may be near
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Charlie Coyle scores twice, Bruins defeat Rangers and leave ugly loss behind
The Bruins turned Sunday’s matinee at Madison Square Garden vs. the Rangers into a walk in Central Park. Charlie Coyle scored an empty-net goal at 18:05 with a shot nearly two-thirds the length of the ice. The Rangers were skating 6-4, their goalie pulled during a power play for a two-man advantage. The Bruins, now 12-5-2, at least temporarily moved back into a first-place tie with the Capitals (26) points the East Division. Next up for the Bruins: the Caps come to town for games at the Garden on Wednesday and Friday.
TV tonight: ‘The Walking Dead’ returns as a new evil threat emerges
TV and streaming picks for Sunday, Feb. 28WATCH THIS:“The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards” (5 p.m. PT; 8 p.m. “Mank” leads the nominees on the film side, while “The Crown” tops the TV contenders — each earning six nominations. “The Equalizer” (8 p.m., CBS): McCall investigates a community activist’s staged suicide and uncovers a connection between his murder and his protests over local real estate development. Also, Daryl and Maggie respect each other as they unexpectedly fight an unseen and unknown threat. Sam and Graham set out to meet the artists who continue this tradition and try everything from sword dancing to sheepherding.
Tips on this tax season
If you earned more than $12,400 ? $24,800 for a married couple filing jointly ? you are required to submit a federal tax return. The IRS provides free online tax preparation and filing options in partnership with online tax preparation companies that develop and deliver this service at no cost to qualifying taxpayers. Here are two longstanding programs that offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE). For those expecting to file a fairly simple tax return, consider using a tax preparation software, such as TurboTax or H&R Block. The state exempts Social Security benefits and income from public pension funds from its income tax.
Nuggets rookie R.J. Hampton expected to enter NBA’s health and safety protocols, source says
Nuggets rookie R.J. Hampton is expected to enter the NBA’s health and safety protocols, a league source told The Denver Post on Sunday. Hampton is expected to be in the protocol through the All-Star break, the source said. The Nuggets have three games remaining — at Chicago on Monday, at Milwaukee on Tuesday, at Indiana on Thursday — before the break. Wrecked by injuries, Hampton played a valuable role when he began getting regular rotation minutes at the start of February. On Saturday, the Nuggets got back combo guard PJ Dozier, who’d missed 15 consecutive games with a hamstring injury.
Blackhawks notebook: Hawks rank 27th in faceoff percentage, but does it matter?
“I would say a penalty-kill faceoff or a power-play faceoff or a last-minute faceoff are more important than neutral-zone faceoff,” Colliton said earlier this month. We can get better, for sure.”That comment arose because the Hawks rank 27th in the NHL with a 46.9% faceoff percentage this year, continuing a lengthy trend of faceoff troubles for the team: not since 2014-15 have they been above 50% for a season. The available data supports Colliton’s claim that that overall win percentage doesn’t tell the full story, though. That 45% win percentage isn’t terrible, but some of the losses have been costly, as the Hawks have never regained possession after them until conceding a goal. The absence of Jonathan Toews, one of the best faceoff men in recent history with a 56.9% career win percentage, has been felt heavily in this department.
Far fewer students, classrooms without teachers and learning on laptops: How many Chicago schools will look starting Monday
Schools have split their returning students into Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday cohorts, with Wednesdays reserved for school cleaning and remote learning for all. At many schools, the focus will be causing as little disruption as possible to remote learning. Which for most in-person students means their return to classrooms could feature a similar educational experience to the one at home. “Of course it will be remote learning from the classroom. “If we did anything other than remote learning from the classroom, we would be hurting almost all of our students.
Las Vegas police investigate ‘unusual item’ found at federal courthouse
Las Vegas police are investigating after a security officer at the federal courthouse downtown found an “unusual item,” according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Metropolitan Police Department (Las Vegas Review-Journal)Las Vegas police are investigating after a security officer at the federal courthouse downtown found an “unusual item,” according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. He said a security officer found the unusual item near an east entrance area of the courthouse. Las Vegas Boulevard is open, he said, but both 6th and 7th avenues are closed from Bridger to Clark avenues.
Los White Sox firman a 8 prospectos latinoamericanos en 2021
Downstate Republican says he removed far-right militia decal from his truck — but Democrats and Kinzinger call for probeState Rep. Chris Miller denied any involvement with the extremist organization called the Three Percenters after his pick-up truck was photographed with the sticker in its back window in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.
Dylan File, the top strike-thrower in Brewers' farm system, will be sidelined 3-4 months
The Brewers revealed Sunday that File, a 24-year-old right-hander, underwent surgery Feb. 4 to repair a stress fracture in his pitching elbow. The procedure was performed by team surgeon William Raasch and File is expected to need 3-4 months for a full recovery. “Dylan first experienced some elbow soreness last summer,” Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said. “It was a pretty good jump,” File said in a late-November interview with the Journal Sentinel. File took a bigger leap forward in 2019, splitting that season between Class A Carolina and Class AA Biloxi.
Live coverage: Bucks vs. Clippers
The Bucks and Clippers face off in a nationally televised game Sunday afternoon at Fiserv Forum. Get live updates from beat writer Jim Owczarski.
Homeless ‘L’ riders get Night Ministry care
“I started on the bus” — the rolling medical clinic bus that the Night Ministry sends into low-income areas of the city — ”then gravitated to street medicine.”The Night Ministry also dispatches doctors with backpacks into places that a bus can’t go, like the deepest subterranean ramps branching off Lower Wacker Drive and tent encampments under expressways. Every time a train arrives, security guard Troy Fulcher goes upstairs and walks through the train, telling people the Night Ministry is downstairs. The Night Ministry is downstairs. But the CTA doesn’t have to allow the Night Ministry to throw them a party two nights at week either. Some go directly to the Night Ministry workers demanding attention.
LI's Charlie McAvoy scores as Bruins exact some revenge on Rangers
Rangers coach David Quinn warned beforehand that he knew what his team would be in for in Sunday’s matchup with the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden. After the Rangers’ convincing victory over the Bruins Friday night at the Garden, Quinn knew Boston would be highly motivated and focused for the finale of the teams’ two-game series Sunday. Charlie Coyle scored two goals — the second shorthanded and into an empty net— Long Beach native Charlie McAvoy scored one, and the Bruins avenged their Friday loss with a dominant 4-1 victory before 1,800 fans at the Garden. But after scoring six goals against Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask on Friday, the Rangers generated very little against Rask on Sunday. Colin Blackwell’s third-period goal, his fifth, at 10:47, was the only goal for the Blueshirts, who wore their Lady Liberty jerseys.
Rachel Mandaro leads physical Longwood to Suffolk I girls basketball title
Longwood forward Rachel Mandaro blocked a shot so cleanly and with such physicality she sent the shooter to the floor. The display of strength was a microcosm of a Longwood defense that executed a game plan so well that it shut down the Whitman offense in textbook fashion. Mandaro finished with a game-high 21 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. "We shut [Jenna] Stockfeder down, Whitman’s high scorer, by keeping her out of the paint and away from the boards," Mandaro said. And we know Whitman moves the ball well, so we bumped the cutters and played very physical."
Bale turns back time at Tottenham as Man U and Chelsea draw
LONDON - (AP) -- Gareth Bale turned back time for Tottenham, while Chelsea and Manchester United seemed happy just to play out time. While Bale found his form, Harvey Barnes had his good run cut short by a knee injury in Leicester's 3-1 loss to Arsenal. Chelsea kept its unbeaten record under manager Thomas Tuchel in a 0-0 draw with Man United as both teams appeared reluctant to risk losing one point in the hope of getting three. However, Mourinho warned that Bale would still have to rest for some upcoming games to manage his form and fitness. The draw also highlighted United's inability to mount an unlikely challenge to cross-city rival Manchester City for the title.
Professional golfers wear Tiger Woods’ Sunday signature red-and-black outfits
Professional golfers on the PGA, Champions and LPGA tours wore Tiger Woods’ signature Sunday red-and-black outfits in honor of the 15-time major champion, who suffered severe leg injuries Tuesday in a single-vehicle accident in Southern California. Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Annika Sorenstam, Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood and even the maintenance staff at the Puerto Rico Open were among those wearing red shirts and black pants.
Hartford councilman alleges John Kennelly’s appointment as council legal advisor violates city rules
She got authorization from the council to retain an adviser in June. She and her party colleagues objected to amendments pushed by Michtom, Bermudez and Councilman John Gale that the attorney have a clean record and that the full council approve who they would hire and what for.
Connecticut charity Dignity Grows spreading nationwide in mission to fight period poverty
“Me and some of the girls get them. Those things can be expensive, especially the hygienic products for women,” Lumpkin said. “When the Dignity Grows bags came around, it was huge. We all thought, this is so great. They came right on time.”
COVID vaccine appointments open to Oregonians 65 and older Monday: Tips and troubleshooting
On Monday, March 1, all seniors 65 and older will be eligible, along with educators and health care workers. This Monday, the Convention Center’s call center will contact 1,900 eligible residents to schedule them for vaccination appointments that start Wednesday. Note: Officials say the public no longer will be able to schedule appointments using the old system of going to covidvaccine.oregon.gov and using the chat tool. Andrea Meyer, director of government relations for AARP Oregon, said she’s heard reports of some vaccination providers asking for Social Security numbers from people who are registering for vaccination appointments. That is, if you are 65 or older as of March 1, officials say you are allowed to schedule a vaccination.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine should not be avoided for others, Fauci says
On Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, which requires just one shot. "These are three highly efficacious vaccines," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN's "State of the Union." He added: "If I were not vaccinated now, and I had a choice of getting a J & J vaccine now or waiting for another vaccine, I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me as quickly as possible." Also Sunday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki addressed negotiations over President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which lacks Republican support. And in this case, it would be very easy to get Republican support for a COVID relief package."
Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 292 new cases on anniversary of Oregon’s 1st
The Oregon Health Authority announced 292 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and no new deaths. The prevalence of infections: On Sunday, the state reported 350 new positive tests out of 10,336 tests performed, equaling a 3.4% positivity rate. Who’s in the hospital: The state reported 134 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were hospitalized Sunday, 14 fewer than Saturday. Vaccines administered: Oregon has administered 973,022 first and second doses out of 1,194,495 received, which is about 81.5% of its supply. Oregon reported 29,330 newly administered doses, which includes 19,513 on Saturday and the remainder from previous days.
Opinion: Landbank's work not flashy, but it is hugely impactful
As treasurer, Rob saw the damage caused by abandoned, tax-delinquent properties and their negative impact on property values and tax collection. There were thousands of run-down, vacant properties throughout disinvested neighborhoods, decaying year after year, bringing down property values in the process. However, it is hugely impactful, not only for those who live next to these vacant properties, but for all residents of Hamilton County. Delivered more than $800,000 in tax revenue from former Landbank properties. Rehabbed and sold nearly 60 homes through its REACH (Rehab Across Cincinnati and Hamilton County) program.
Middletown police search for missing 6-year-old
A 6-year-old boy is missing from Middletown, Ohio, police said in a Facebook post on Sunday. The child, who was identified only by his first name, James, was last seen in the area of Crawford Street, police said. He is three feet tall, weighing 42 pounds with dark blond or reddish hair and blue eyes, according to police. James was last seen wearing a red shirt with blue and red Batman pajama pants. Anyone with information regarding his disappearance is urged to call 911.
Late UC rally falls short as Bearcats stumble 80-74 to Memphis on impromptu senior day
So UC honored its seniors in an impromptu senior day and then took the court at Fifth Third Arena for the final time this season. Despite a late surge, the Bearcats fell 80-74 to the Memphis Tigers. Senior Keith Williams finished with 19 points, six assists and five rebounds, while freshman Mike Saunders Jr. chipped in with a career-high 19 points to lead Cincinnati. I'm looking forward to it," Brannen said two days earlier when Saunders scored seven points to help the Bearcats past Tulane. After coming off the bench early in the season, Saunders has started six of the last eight games.
Bale turns back time at Tottenham as Man U and Chelsea draw
LONDON (AP) — Gareth Bale turned back time for Tottenham, while Chelsea and Manchester United seemed happy just to play out time. Bale looked like the star player who left Tottenham for Real Madrid in 2013 as he scored twice in the club’s 4-0 win over Burnley, prompting Spurs manager Jose Mourinho to pronounce him “better than ever" though still not suitable to start week-in, week-out. While Bale found his form, Harvey Barnes had his good run cut short by a knee injury in Leicester's 3-1 loss to Arsenal. He is likely to need an operation and miss six weeks. Chelsea kept its unbeaten record under manager Thomas Tuchel in a 0-0 draw with Man United as both teams appeared reluctant to risk losing one point in the hope of getting three.
White House defends decision not to sanction Saudi prince
Elizabeth Dexheimer and Nick WadhamsBloomberg NewsThe Biden administration defended its decision not to sanction Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally for his role in the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as the White House confirmed no more actions against the kingdom are imminent. “The recalibration of relations with Saudi Arabia began on January 20th and it’s ongoing,” the White House said in a statement. That action came after the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a declassified version of an intelligence report that the Trump administration had withheld from the public. “We assess that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” the intelligence agencies found. Democratic lawmakers ramped up their calls for Biden to do more to hold the Saudi crown prince personally responsible.
Michigan football lands commitment from Will Johnson, 5-star CB from Grosse Pointe South
Grosse Pointe South five-star cornerback Will Johnson announced on Sunday he will be playing his college football at Michigan. 11 overall, regardless of position) according to the 247Sports composite, had an outstanding junior season for Grosse Pointe South on both sides of the ball. “That’s a factor and obviously just being close to home,” Johnson said of his interest in the Wolverines. My position coach, Coach Mo (Maurice Linguist), he just came from the Cowboys last year, he’s a person I connect with really well. “I talk to Coach (Ron) Bellamy a lot, talked to Coach (defensive coordinator Mike) Macdonald a little bit too, talk to Coach Harbaugh every once in a while.
One person rescued from vehicle stuck during flood in Boone County
Emergency responders in Northern Kentucky rescued one person from a vehicle that was stuck due to flooding caused by heavy rain on Sunday. Dispatchers said deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office, along with crews from Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue, responded around 10:46 a.m. to the incident at South Fork Road and Hance Road in Verona, Kentucky. The driver was attempting to drive across a bridge when the vehicle got stuck, dispatchers said. Paramedics from Gallatin County transported the driver to a local hospital for medical treatment. Enquirer media partner FOX19 contributed photo.
Stati, Caldwell lift No. 17 Georgia past Gators 95-80
GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jenna Staiti scored 30 points, Maya Caldwell added 27, both career highs, and No. 17 Georgia pulled away from Florida for a 95-80 win on Sunday. 19 Kentucky's loss to Ole Miss, Georgia secured a top-four seed and a double-bye in next week's Southeastern Conference tournament. There were seven ties and 12 lead changes, the last coming when Que Morrison made two free throws and Caldwell followed with a layup to give the Lady Bulldogs a 51-48 lead midway through the third quarter. The Gators hung in there until a 9-0 run, started and ended by Caldwell and featuring Stati's second 3 of the game and fifth of the season, broke it open under the four-minute mark.
McAvoy, Rask lead Bruins to 4-1 win over Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday. Tuukka Rask made 20 saves and earned his 299th NHL victory. Charlie Coyle scored twice and David Pastrnak added two assists as the Bruins snapped a two-game skid. Alexandar Georgiev made 31 saves, but the Rangers fell for the second time in games. McAvoy hammered a one-timer to push the Bruins’ lead to 3-0 at 10:20 of the second period.
Professor in Michigan fired after racist, homophobic tweets
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A science professor at a university in central Michigan who claimed sinister forces were targeting him and breaking into his home has been fired months after using racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs on Twitter. Thomas Brennan announced in a Twitter posting Saturday he’d been fired, and Ferris State University later confirmed he was dismissed last week, The Detroit News reported. The Big Rapids-based university, which put Brennan on administrative leave in November as it investigated, declined further comment. The Torch, the university’s student-run newspaper, first reported about the tweets in November. According to the newspaper’s screenshots, one tweet said: “Covid19 is another jewish revolution.”At the time, the university’s president, David Eisler, said the school was “shocked and outraged by these tweets.” He added the tweets were “extremely offensive and run counter to the values of our University and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”
No. 2 North Carolina State women hold off Syracuse, 68-61
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Elissa Cunane had 17 points and nine rebounds, Jada Boyd added 16 points and No. 2 North Carolina State held off Syracuse 68-61 on Sunday for its fifth consecutive win. The game had special meeting for both teams because it was part of the Play4Kay campaign. The Orange donned pink uniforms to honor former N.C. State coach Kay Yow, who battled breast cancer for 22 years until her death in 2009. Kiara Lewis led the Orange with 29 points and Mangakahia had 10.
Michigan football lands commitment from Will Johnson, 5-star CB from Grosse Pointe South
Grosse Pointe South five-star cornerback Will Johnson announced on Sunday he will be playing his college football at Michigan. 11 overall, regardless of position) according to the 247Sports composite, had an outstanding junior season for Grosse Pointe South on both sides of the ball. “That’s a factor and obviously just being close to home,” Johnson said of his interest in the Wolverines. My position coach, Coach Mo (Maurice Linguist), he just came from the Cowboys last year, he’s a person I connect with really well. “I talk to Coach (Ron) Bellamy a lot, talked to Coach (defensive coordinator Mike) Macdonald a little bit too, talk to Coach Harbaugh every once in a while.
No. 25 Rutgers women rally to overcome Penn State 60-55
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Tyia Singleton and Tekia Mack led a fourth-quarter rally as No. 25 Rutgers overcame Penn State for a 60-55 win on Sunday, the Scarlet Knights' seventh straight win. Singleton had a pair of baskets and Mack two 3-pointers in a 10-0 run that gave Rutgers (12-3, 8-3 Big Ten) a 52-45 lead with four minutes remaining. The win was also the fifth straight over Penn State. Penn State opened the final period with four points to take the lead a final time before Singleton and Mack went on their run.
Bruins get result they wanted, needed
Since immediately after the Bruins’ embarrassing 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers, coach Bruce Cassidy has been sending messages. Captain Patrice Bergeron set his sights on physical Ranger defenseman Ryan Lindgren and plastered him to the end boards. The B’s physical play produced the first penalty when Ryan Strome crosschecked an oncoming Sean Kuraly. On the ensuing 4-on-4, Charlie Coyle put the B’s on the board at 6:41 with a pretty goal. It went off Trent Frederic and past Igor Shesterkin, giving the B’s their first 2-0 advantage at the first intermission all season.
Crisis deepens for Cuomo; AG wants to lead harassment probe
Andrew Cuomo deepened Sunday as the state’s attorney general demanded he grant her the authority to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. Democrats statewide appeared to be abandoning Cuomo in large numbers as Attorney General Letitia James rejected two proposals by the governor for an investigation of his conduct. “The state’s Executive Law clearly gives my office the authority to investigate this matter once the governor provides a referral. Under state law, the state attorney general needs a referral from the governor in order to investigate his conduct. The 63-year-old Cuomo said in a statement Saturday he had intended to be a mentor for Bennett, who is 25.
Austin, Ole Miss women beat No. 19 Kentucky again 73-69
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Shakira Austin had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Madison Scott also had a double-double and Mississippi upended No. 19 Kentucky for the second time this season, winning 73-69 on Sunday. Donnetta Johnson scored 14 points for Ole Miss (10-10, 4-10 SEC), Scott and Snudda Collins both had 12. Scott had 10 rebounds and Collins four 3-pointers, including a clutch shot from the left corner with 1:07 to play that made it 64-58. Ole Miss was 9 of 10 from the foul line in the last minute and 14 of 15 in the fourth quarter.
Gas prices could top $3 nationally — unless OPEC and Russia start pumping more oil
OPEC and Russia's unprecedented production cuts last spring lifted oil prices out of a death spiral. Nearly a year later, the group is under pressure to cool off the red-hot market. That's a far cry from the depths it reached last April when oil crashed below zero (negative $40.32 a barrel, to be exact) for the first time in history. Prices at the pump are starting to creep higher, too. Against this backdrop, OPEC and its allies, known as OPEC+, are scheduled to meet Thursday to deliberate whether to add more barrels into to the hungry market.
UN Human Rights Office says 18 killed in Myanmar crackdown
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Kentucky reports seventh week of declining COVID-19 cases, lowest positivity rate in months
Kentucky has reported its seventh-straight week of declining COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andy Beshear said, with 675 new cases and 12 coronavirus-related deaths announced Sunday. The state's positivity rate fell again, to 5.02%. That's just higher than the World Health Organization's recommended rate for states of 5% or less and the lowest Kentucky's rate has been in four months. Indiana reported 736 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths Sunday, bringing the state's totals to 661,673 cases and 12,142 deaths.
'The Earth could hear itself think': how birdsong became the sound of lockdown
Some bird calls seem to have the power to short-circuit time and take you straight back to childhood. While each bird species possesses its own distinctive calls and songs, in the blackbird the variety of sounds is quite astonishing. Spring song is glorious – rollicking and woozy. This alarm call, then, has a social effect without necessarily having a social intention, but other bird calls can only be understood in the context of their social lives. Finally, the Earth could hear itself think, and the voice of its thought was birdsong.
Rory McIlroy and fellow golfers play in red and black to honour Tiger Woods
A host of the world’s best golfers paid tribute to Tiger Woods on Sunday after he was badly injured in a car crash earlier this week. Woods is famous for wearing a red shirt and black trousers on the final day of tournaments. At the WGC-Workday Championship in Florida on Sunday, golfers including Jason Day, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Sebastian Munoz, Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed wore red in tribute to Woods. An orthopedic surgeon gives his view Read moreMeanwhile, at the Puerto Rico Championship the grounds crew also wore red and black. Woods has worn red and black on Sundays since his early days as a golfer.
British Sikh 'tortured' in India after arrest must be freed, say MPs
Nearly 140 MPs and peers have written to Dominic Raab urging him to do more to secure the release of a young Sikh man facing the death penalty in India after a confession allegedly extracted under torture. The letter calls on the foreign secretary to accept that Jagtar Singh Johal is being detained arbitrarily, and says at least three of the charges levelled against him carried the death penalty. “We understand that his arrest was unlawful, amounting in effect to an abduction by the state,” they wrote. It has been alleged he provided £3,000 to a Sikh planning to kill Hindus, charges he denies. We’re talking about a young British man facing a death sentence, based on nothing but a supposed confession he recorded after being tortured with electricity.
Under threat: the birthplace of Darwin’s historic theory
“In 2012, our annual rent was £4,000,” said Sandra Knapp, president of the Linnean Society. If rises continue at this rate we will have to relocate.”The Linnean Society is the world’s oldest society devoted to natural history. A portrait of Alfred Russel Wallace, whose paper on the theory of evolution was presented in Burlington House in 1858. This point was backed by Conservative MP Tim Loughton, who is leading a cross-party group of MPs who support the Burlington House campaign. “The societies at Burlington House are an asset to the nation.
Trump beats out 17 others in Washington Times-CPAC straw poll
Asked flatly whether they want to see Mr. Trump run again, 68% said “Yes,” making him the clear leader. And when stacked up against a list of 17 other names in the straw poll, Mr. Trump was the pick of 55%, distantly followed by Florida Gov. Mr. McLaughlin said those numbers should be a caution to Republicans in Washington who have said the party needs to move beyond Mr. Trump. This year’s survey posed two 2024 straw poll questions — one with Mr. Trump’s name included, and one without. Without Mr. Trump, Mr. DeSantis led with 43%, Ms. Noem had 11%, and Donald Trump Jr. — whose name was not on the poll with his father — was third at 8%.
CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be
This right-wing confab now is more TPAC — as in Trump — than CPAC. A panel on citizenship featured Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a down-the-line Trump backer under indictment for securities fraud. Featured slots were given to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — back from Cancun — and Missouri's Josh Hawley Joshua (Josh) David HawleySunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues Texas attorney general hits links with Trump before CPAC appearance The Memo: CPAC fires starting gun on 2024 MORE. I once debated the legendary conservative columnist Bob Novak at a CPAC conference; he pitched a shutout. That now is the dominant force in America's conservative political party.
White House defends move not to sanction Saudi crown prince
The White House has defended its decision not to directly sanction Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as criticism grew before Washington’s unveiling of a new policy towards Riyadh on Monday. The White House has said that it views the 85-year-old king as Biden’s counterpart rather than the 35-year-old crown prince, who has control of day-to-day policy. CNN cited two unnamed administration officials as saying sanctioning the prince had not been an option as it would have jeopardised the US presence in Saudi Arabia, where it has five bases. The Biden administration has announced an end to US military support for the Saudi-led air war in Yemen, but has said it would continue to supply the kingdom with defensive weapons. Biden’s measures on Saudi Arabia have so far not been enough to satisfy leading members of his party.
Iran says it will not attend talks with US over nuclear deal
The Iranian foreign ministry has announced it is not willing to attend EU-brokered talks with the US over the future of the Iran nuclear deal because Washington has not done enough to lift sanctions against Tehran. The Biden administration, committed to returning to the 2015 nuclear deal, had said it was willing to attend talks, but would discuss what it would take to lift US sanctions at the negotiating table, and not before. It said it needed to know what measures Iran would accept to come back into compliance with the deal. Iran has been deeply disappointed that the US has not taken more unilateral steps to return to the nuclear deal that Donald Trump quit in 2018. One possible route to talks would be the US agreeing to lift restrictions on Iran accessing assets overseas including billions deposited in banks in South Korea and Iraq.
Person believed to have Brazilian Covid variant being sought in England
The P1 variant, also known as the B1128 variant, shares some of the same mutations as the highly transmissible South African variant and was first identified in Manaus, Brazil, in January. The quarantine hotel policy, aimed at protecting the UK against new variants came into force on 15 February after much delay. Nick Thomas-Symonds, the shadow home secretary, said: “It is deeply concerning that the Brazil Covid variant has been found in this country. This is the first time the P1 variant has been detected in the UK, although another Brazilian variant called P2 has previously been detected. A report from Brazilian researchers said the P1 variant was “potentially associated with an increase in transmissibility or propensity for reinfection of individuals”.
Vegan barrister wigs to be produced in the UK for the first time
Up till now, vegan-friendly synthetic wigs have only been available to order in the UK from Australia. Mr March estimates the wig will retail for £650, placing it at the higher end of the market with traditional horsehair wigs ranging between £400 and £700. Ivy & Normanton, the UK’s first legal outfitter for women, told The Telegraph they were keen to stock the product. “I’ve actually been shown a synthetic wig and it does not have the same quality as a horsehair wig. Admittedly, it’s at the milder end of animal exploitation if you consider gratuitously killing animals in things like bullfighting or fox hunting.
Schools set to reduce 'live' online lessons while mass Covid testing of students carried out
Jules White, the headteacher of a 1,500-pupil school in West Sussex and the founder of the Worth Less? grassroots school movement, said he predicted "10 to 14 days of fairly disrupted learning" while testing takes place. Under the Department for Education plan, all primary school students will return on March 8 for face-to-face teaching and with no requirement for a test, but secondary school students will undergo three lateral flow tests in school. Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary, has been careful to stress that secondary school students will be back "from March 8" rather than saying all students will be in classrooms "on March 8". Mr Williamson said testing family members "will provide yet another layer of reassurance to parents and education staff that schools are as safe as possible".
Covid rules on groups gathering outdoors 'not policeable' ahead of lockdown easing
The Government said last week it would continue to vaccinate according to age groups, even once all over-50s have received their jabs. Mr Marsh said legal advice was being sought on whether officers could refuse to break the two-metre social distancing rule unless they are vaccinated. Such a move would prevent uncooperative suspects from being arrested because officers would refuse to go closer than two metres. We don't have the right to strike, but we are considering sticking to the two-metre rule. Police officers were seen patrolling the packed beach at Brighton, on the Sussex coast, speaking to groups but not apparently enforcing the current rules.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits out at Var conspiracy, insisting Chelsea website influenced referee in goalless draw
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer angrily hit out at the Chelsea FC website for trying to influence the referee and accused rival managers and “outside influences” for a controversial penalty decision going against Manchester United in their frustrating goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Left-back Luke Shaw went even further and claimed that referee Stuart Attwell did not give the first-half penalty because he was concerned about the controversy. Both Solskjaer and Shaw could face an investigation from the Football Association for their comments. That’s influencing the referee.”In the run-up to the fixture the Chelsea club website posted a story which included references to Maguire and previous incidents. United are second with Chelsea failing to take the opportunity to move above West Ham United into the top four although they remain unbeaten under Tuchel.
England greats pay tribute to Glenn Roeder after former national team coach dies aged 65
England greats Paul Gascoigne, Michael Owen, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer have led the tributes to Glenn Roeder, the former national team coach, following his death on Sunday. Owen, who Roeder coached at Newcastle and England, where he assisted Glenn Hoddle between 1997 and 1999, expressed his devastation. Lineker said that Roeder was a “real football man who had a great career” as both player and manager. In a 20-year career, Roeder played for Leyton Orient, Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle, Watford and Gillingham. “When I learned the devastating, sad news that Glenn Roeder had lost his battle with a brain tumour it stopped me in my tracks,” said Pearson.
CPAC: pent-up Trump set to denounce Biden at rightwing summit
Donald Trump, the former US president, was on Sunday set to mark his attempted political comeback by denouncing Joe Biden for “the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history”. Trump was due to make his first speech since leaving the White House at the rightwing Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, where an effusive reception was guaranteed. And planned to present himself as the standard bearer of a Republican party that defends “working American families – of every race, every color, and every creed”. That is fact and we gave you evidence to underscore that fact.”Tom Fitton, president of the rightwing group Judicial Watch, told attendees: “On election day, President Trump had the votes to win the presidency. On Sunday Bill Cassidy, a Republican senator from Louisiana, insisted that CPAC does not represent the entire Republican party.
Police accused of using sensitivities around BLM to dismiss case in which man threatened to stab couple
Police have been accused of using sensitivities around the Black Lives Matter movement to dismiss a case in which a man threatened to stab a couple in central London. When Miss Khalique-Brown explained there was no such place, the man swore at her and threatened to stab her in the head. He then made a similar threat to Mr Ward, who said they were genuinely in fear for their lives. After making several threats of violence towards them the man moved away and the couple watched where he went and dialled 999. The officer told the couple the man had complained about them being “dismissive” towards him and suggested everyone needed to be more sensitive in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Attenborough's Life in Colour, review: no climate doom-mongering, just a celebration of nature
How clued up about social media is Sir David Attenborough? Is he aware that a YouTube video pairing his wildlife narration with scenes from ITV2’s Love Island has amassed more than a quarter of a million views? When he began in Attenborough’s Life in Colour (BBC One) to explain that “females prefer bright shiny skin, which is a sign of fitness”, all I could think about was the bunch of sausages in swimming trunks that pass for men on Love Island, although Sir David was actually talking about Panamanian poison frogs. Attenborough documentaries used to feel like rare treats, landmark television events that we watched in awe. Wasn’t he on the BBC last month in A Perfect Planet?
Voter ID plans risk 'US-style voter suppression', warn civil rights groups
Introducing mandatory voter ID in Britain risks “US-style voter suppression” and could harm democracy, American civil rights groups have warned. Three civil rights groups said forcing voters to show ID at polling stations disproportionately stopped poor people and those from marginalised groups from voting, and could result in “voter suppression” akin to the tactics of the Donald Trump campaign. Opponents of the policy say there is negligible evidence of voter fraud in Britain but warn that it could be used as a voter suppression tactic to lessen the voice of minority groups. “Instituting aspects of voter suppression, including voter ID, is allowing the politicians to choose their voters, and that is not the strength of a democracy.”Caren Short, a senior staff attorney with the SPLC, said the “real reason” for passing voter ID laws was to suppress groups of voters. “There will be free electoral ID available locally and we continue to work with a broad range of charities and civil society organisations.”
Britain’s digital banks are at a crossroads - we must not let them down
Its recommendations are well thought through and match the ambition of founders, who want to build, develop, innovate and grow their contribution. Combining this with the roadmap set by the Kalifa Review will be crucial. What’s most important is that we have an opportunity on our hands, to transform our financial services for the better. The immense challenges presented by Covid have provided a moment to reflect on the last recession, when fintech was born. The Kalifa Review is a blueprint for realising that vision, and what comes next will be crucial.
Electric cars will survive, even if this bubble bursts
Still, it is difficult to justify the inflated valuations that a parade of companies devoted to electric cars have achieved in recent months. Tesla had, at one point this month, a market value equal to the next 13 biggest carmakers combined. Lucid, which last week announced a $24bn listing, said two days later that it was pushing back production to the second half of 2021. Quantumscape, a company that produces solid state batteries for electric cars, hit a $50bn valuation in December, despite having no revenue and a string of failed attempts by other companies to commercialise the technology. On Monday, vehicle charging network ChargePoint will follow with its own New York listing, having raised close to $500m to spend on electric infrastructure.
Donald Trump CPAC speech: Former US president makes first address since leaving White House
Republicans are braced for Donald Trump's return to the political stage today with a speech capping a party conference dominated by loyalty to the former president. In his first speech since leaving the White House, Mr Trump is set to further stake his claim as his party's ideological leader with attacks on Joe Biden and a strong emphasis on immigration. The address marks his first major public appearance since retreating to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in southern Florida, after quitting Washington last month. It comes at the end of a three-day conference, during which other potential 2024 Republican candidates have fallen in line behind Mr Trump by espousing his America-first agenda. Follow the latest updates below.
Golden Globes 2021 winners: The full list
The 2021 Golden Globes winners are on the cusp of being announced. Final preparations for the high-profile ceremony are underway with this year’s event taking place in two different locations. Others shows in the running include The Queen’s Gambit, Normal People and Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series of films. The winners will be named below as they’re announced when the ceremony begins at 1am GMT. Read our privacy notice Independent Culture Newsletter The best in film, music TV & radio straight to your inbox every week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Culture newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent.
Mickey Rourke, 68, flashes his tattoos and a smile during lunch in Beverly Hills
Mickey Rourke was spotted out on Saturday enjoying a laid back lunch in Beverly Hills. The 68-year-old former boxer turned actor with an ever-changing face flashed his tattoos and a smile while giving some pointers to MMA fighter Mickey Gall. Lunch outing: Mickey Rourke, 68, grabs lunch with an MMA fighter in Beverly Hills as he flashes a smile and his tattoos in a pair of very low rise pantsRourke went super casual on top in a red flannel and grey tank top that showed off his chest tattoos. His baggy jeans featured embellished detailing and cargo type pockets on the side, with him seemingly in need of a belt. It was always my attitude'He told GQ in an interview Mickey said, 'Screwing up my career was never about drugs or about booze.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom EXCLUSIVE: They walk with baby in Hawaii
Orlando Bloom and his fiancée Katy Perry brought their six-month-old baby girl, Daisy, on a scenic hike with plenty of shade last weekend in Hawaii. While taking a tour of the island with another family, who also had small children, the stars soaked up their surroundings' unparalleled beauty. Meanwhile, Perry, 36, wore a bluish-gray tank top and matching leggings, which hugged every inch of her toned post-baby body. Ultimately, Katy thinks Orlando has been an 'amazing' father to both Daisy and Flynn, and the couple are 'so in love' and she couldn't be happier. The couple's romantic vacation also comes after Perry revealed she and Bloom already have Daisy on a set schedule.
Luke Shaw says referee opted against awarding Manchester United penalty as it would ‘cause a lot of talk’
Nothing was given immediately by the referee, Stuart Attwell, and the ball did not go out of play. Read our privacy notice Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice“H got told [the referee was told] it was a pen by VAR. I don’t understand, if he’s going to stop the game you think he’s going to give the pen because we had the ball, we were attacking. “If it’s not going to be a pen they might as well not stop the flow of the game.
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Thomas Tuchel has made Blues difficult to beat, which was his first directive
Since August 2019 under Lampard, Chelsea had secured just 15 points from 15 games against their rivals, a joint-low alongside Arsenal – scoring 17 goals and conceding 28 times. The German’s first directive upon replacing Lampard was to make the team difficult to beat, which they now are. Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Takumi Minamino remains the only opposition player to score against Chelsea since Tuchel succeeded Lampard.
Nicola Sturgeon faces triple threat as MSPs demand evidence to corroborate Alex Salmond allegations
Nicola Sturgeon is facing a triple threat to her political career as a Holyrood inquiry and opposition MSPs demanded the evidence that would corroborate Alex Salmond's claim she had repeatedly breached the ministerial code. MSPs hope to have the evidence cleared by the committee's legal advisors in time for Lord Advocate James Wolffe and Crown agent David Harvie giving evidence on Tuesday and Ms Sturgeon on Wednesday. Douglas Ross, their leader, gave Mr Swinney 24 hours to release the advice or face a vote to remove him after the SNP government ignored two Holyrood demands for it to be provided. The Liberal Democrats said they would back the Tory motion and it will be considered today by Anas Sarwar, the new Scottish Labour leader. It is understood that the Greens will wait to see what is said in the motion before making a decision.
Kylie Jenner, 23, shares a beaming photo of her daughter Stormi, three, watering plants
Kylie Jenner took to Instagram on Saturday to share a photo of her only child, daughter Stormi Webster, beaming. The 23-year-old ex partner of rapper Travis Scott wrote in her caption, 'Best friend foreverrrr.' Cutie: Kylie Jenner took to Instagram on Saturday to share a photo of her only child, daughter Stormi Webster, beamingNew from Kylie! Homebody: The 23-year-old ex partner of rapper Travis Scott wrote in her caption, 'Best friend foreverrrr'Earlier this week Kylie shared two new glamour photos outside her Holmby Hills, California mansion . This comes after her baby daddy Travis Scott told i-D magazine that their daughter Stormi inspires his music.
Video: New video of moment Gaga's dogwalker is shot and dogs stolen
Video: Lady Gaga will pay dog walker's $97,500 medical bills after he was shot by the thieves who stole her two French bulldogsA new video has emerged showing the moment dognappers shot the dogwalker for Lady Gaga, Ryan Fischer, and made off with two of her animals in Los Angeles.
Trump set to return to spotlight with speech at conservative conference
Less than six weeks after leaving office, former President Donald Trump will deliver the closing speech at a conservative conference Sunday as he reasserts himself on the national stage and makes clear he intends to remain a dominant force within the Republican Party. Aides say Trump will use the speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference to blast his successor, President Joe Biden, and try to cement his status as the party’s undisputed leader going forward despite his loss in November. “And let me tell you, if that happens, we won't win back the majority in 2022. We definitely won’t win back the White House in 2024 if we erase Donald Trump." “Joe Biden has had the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history,” he will say.
Kourtney Kardashian enjoys herself while visiting her boyfriend Travis Barker's recording studio
Kourtney Kardashian posted a duo of photos taken during a visit to her boyfriend Travis Barker's recording studio on Saturday. In the snaps, the 41-year-old reality television personality was seen enjoying a lollipop while sitting on a spiky decorative couch. Hanging out: On Saturday, Kourtney Kardashian shared a duo of photos that had been taken during a visit to her boyfriend Travis Barker's recording studioIn the snaps, Kardashian was dressed in a leather jacket on top of a zip-up sweater. The reality television star's final shot showed her posing at the end of a pool while a breathtaking sunset was pictured in the background. Kardashian was dressed in a black bikini top with white lining, as well as a matching bottom for the snap.
Video: Archaeologists discover ancient roman chariot near Pompeii
Video: Chariot of fire: 'Almost intact' Roman carriage found near Pompeii 2,000 years after the city was buried in lava is heralded as 'an exceptional discovery with no parallel in Italy'Archaeologists have unearthed a unique ancient-Roman ceremonial carriage from a villa just outside Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD.The almost perfectly preserved four-wheeled carriage was...
Horseback instructor, 22, is found safe in Alabama after going missing from Georgia stables
A horseback instructor has been found safe in Alabama after going missing and leaving her phone, wallet and car at the stables in Georgia where she works. Abigail Toeneboehn, 22, told police she had left her West Creek Stables apartment on Thursday evening of her own accord, 11Alive reports. They said in a statement: 'This is not typical behavior from Abi who adores her family and her animals.' Toeneboehn is from Lee County, Alabama; she currently goes to Southern Union State Community College. She stays at the stables three to four days a week to train the horses there, Fox 5 reports.
'Torture-like' conditions at Russian penal colony where Alexei Navalny must serve his sentence
Former prisoners from IK-2, where Navalny will serve his two-and-a-half year sentence, have said the conditions are 'like torture'. 'People did everything not to go there,' Demushkin told Russian television channel TV Rain. Demushkin claimed that the aim of the penal colony is to 'psychologically break people' and leave them isolated from the outside world. The decision to move Navalny to IK-2 caused alarm to human rights activists who monitor the rights of Russian prisoners. Pyotr Kuryanov, a lawyer at the Defence of Prisoners' Rights Foundation NGO, said it is 'lawless' at the penal colony.
Foetus infected with coronavirus dies in the womb
A stillborn foetus whose mother had coronavirus has died in the womb after being infected with the disease, Israeli doctors have said. Doctors soon discovered the woman's unborn baby had died in the womb, with tests after birth revealing the foetus had also been infected with the virus. It comes just weeks after another stillborn baby whose mother had coronavirus died after being infected with the disease through the placenta. The stillborn baby whose mother had coronavirus has died in the womb at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, Israel. 'This is a rare occurrence because a baby is usually infected with coronavirus after birth, as a result of contact with the mother.
[Editorial] Tax populism
South Korea’s national debt, which remained at 660 trillion won ($586 billion) in 2017, is forecast to rise to nearly 1,000 trillion won by the end of this year. The figure is projected to soar to 1,327 trillion won in 2024, according to a five-year fiscal management plan announced by the government last year. Korea saw tax revenues fall by nearly 8 trillion won last year, marking a second consecutive on-year decrease for the first time. Tax increase ideas floated by ruling party lawmakers would only result in exacerbating the unbalanced scheme by increasing the burdens on the rich and large companies. For instance, a party legislator proposes collecting an additional 3 trillion won to 5 trillion won in annual taxes from high-income earners and the 100 largest corporations.
[Shang-Jin Wei] Can US escape stimulus trap?
Rising inequality will spur demands to address it -- including through higher tax rates, higher legally mandated minimum wages and more generous social-transfer programs. Raising the minimum wage is meant to help the poor. A $15 federal minimum wage would likely result in lower job creation than would otherwise be the case, especially in low-skill sectors. Similarly, setting a high minimum wage while easing immigration policy could lead to an influx of low-skilled immigrant workers. Just to be clear, I am not advocating eliminating immigration or wage growth, but rather emphasizing that wage growth, productivity growth and immigration policy need to be considered simultaneously as different pieces of a common puzzle.
[Jean Pisani-Ferry] Central bankers keen to take on new responsibilities
Twenty years ago, central bankers were proudly narrow-minded and conservative. Ever since, central bankers have been busy developing new policy instruments to fight fires and ward off emerging threats. But recent announcements by the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank suggest that there is no going back. Central bankers are now keen to take on responsibility for policy objectives they previously shied away from -- in particular, tackling inequality and climate change. Instead, what European central bankers are increasingly considering is support for climate action.
DNC chair calls Trump ‘hot messy gift’ to Democratic Party
Donald Trump speaking at the CPAC convention prompts the moniker of ‘hot messy gift to the Democratic Party’ from DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, who tells Jonathan Capehart that he believes that Trump’s continued association with the GOP will help Democratic fundraising and more.
Trump railed against the 'deep state,' but he also built his own. Biden is trying to dismantle it.
As president, Donald Trump railed against the “deep state” working within the federal government to undermine his presidency. (Civil service workers have protections that political appointees do not, and are harder for new administrations to fire.) The overall number of requests from the Trump administration in 2020 identified so far, however, outpaces Trump’s predecessor in the White House. Because Ellis had already been sworn in when Biden took office, he benefits from robust civil service job protections and cannot be easily terminated. While it was unclear whether Sitterly took part in a formal conversion application process, he went from a political job to a civil career job in December.
Iran dismisses idea of negotiations with EU, US to revive nuclear deal
An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, September 9, 2019. Iran on Sunday ruled out holding an informal meeting with the United States and European powers to discuss ways to revive its 2015 nuclear deal with majorpowers, insisting that Washington must lift all its unilateral sanctions. Iran and the new U.S. administration of President Joe Biden have been at odds over who should take the first step to revive the accord. Iran insists the United States must first lift sanctions while Washington says Tehran must first return to compliance with the deal, which it has been progressively breaching. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sketched out a potential choreography on Feb. 1 to overcome the impasse.
Republican calls grow for US to boycott 2022 Olympics in China
Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley said the US "must" boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in ChinaAdvertising Read moreWashington (AFP)The US should boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley said Sunday, becoming the latest Republican to join a growing furor over the Games and Beijing's rights record. "We must boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China," Haley, a one-time close ally of former president Donald Trump and herself a presidential hopeful, tweeted. Republican congressman John Katko earlier this week wrote to President Joe Biden to urge a boycott. Earlier this month, a coalition of 180 rights organizations also called for a boycott. Rights groups believe that at least one million Uighurs and other Turkic-speaking Muslim minorities are incarcerated in camps in Xinjiang.
Mary Trump on ex-president's grip on the GOP: ‘They are him. He is them. He represents them.’
Former President Donald Trump’s estranged niece Mary Trump (a psychologist), joins Ali Velshi to discuss whether her uncle will run in the 2024 election and the grip he continues to have on the “not rational” Republican party. She says they’ve picked the guy who gives them permission “to be their worst selves.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James rejects Gov. Cuomo's plan for independent review into sexual harassment allegations
Andrew Cuomo to select an independent investigator to conduct a review of the allegations of sexual harassment against the governor, James said on Sunday afternoon. "All members of the Governor's office will cooperate fully. "The governor must provide this referral so an independent investigation with subpoena power can be conducted." State and U.S. senators, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others are calling for a completely independent investigation. Boylan, who is currently running for Manhattan borough president, resigned from the governor's office in September 2018.
Israel: Polish diplomats should be awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations
Aleksander ?ado? and Stefan Ryniewicz from the Bernese Group should receive the title of Righteous Among the Nations for saving Jews during World War II - writes the former head of the Department of the Righteous at Yad Vashem, Mordecai Paldiel in the "Jerusalem Post". Polish diplomats in Bern, Switzerland, devised a plan to save Jews living in various countries occupied by Nazi Germany by granting them passports from Latin American countries, mainly Paraguay. The operation was initiated by the Polish ambassador in Bern, Aleksander ?ado?, his deputy Stefan Ryniewicz and consul Konstanty Rokicki, and the legation attaché Juliusz Kuehl. In 2019, the Jad Washem Institute only awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations to Konstanty Rokicki, although, as Mordecai Paldiel points out, "he mainly followed the instructions of his superiors." They all gave testimonies about the role of Polish diplomats in the rescue operation.
UN human rights chief expresses concern over raids on Kashmiri activists
The United Nations human rights chief on Friday expressed the “concern over the restrictions on communications, and clampdowns on civil society activists in Kashmir”. The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet said that the “raids against human rights defenders in October and November exemplify the continued restrictions on civil society, and resulting impact on the rights of the people of Kashmir to impart and receive information, and to engage in free, open debate on Government policies affecting them”. In her 46th session, Bachelet made the remarks while updating the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in recent human rights situations across the world in more than 50 countries. “In India, continued protests by hundreds of thousands of farmers highlight the importance of ensuring laws and policies are based on meaningful consultations with those concerned,” she said. The UN human rights chief also criticised the action taken by the Indian administration against journalists covering the protests and efforts to curb freedom of expression on social media.
McDaniel says GOP voters "overwhelmingly" agree with Trump's record in office
Mr. Trump's position as the future of the party, she said, will be decided by Republican voters. "The voters are saying overwhelmingly they agree with what President Trump did in office," McDaniel told "Face the Nation. Mr. Trump is set to make his first public appearance since leaving office at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a gathering of Republicans, in Florida later on Sunday. Kinzinger acknowledged Mr. Trump continues to cultivate a political following, but said the Republican Party needs a counter-narrative that paints an optimistic future. "Every party, but now, especially the Republican Party, has to look inside after January 6 and say, what have we become?
Criticism builds over Biden's failure to lift Trump sanctions on ICC prosecutors
The Biden administration is facing growing criticism for failing to lift US sanctions imposed last year on war crimes prosecutors at the international criminal court, at the same time as Israel is lobbying to keep the punitive measures in place. The sanctions, targeting officials in the ICC prosecutors and their families were imposed by the Trump administration in September in retaliation for launching investigations into the Afghan and the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. The failure to take action has provoked unease among US allies in Europe and elsewhere, who are staunch supporters of the ICC. Like the US, Israel is not a signatory to the Rome treaty establishing the ICC, but Afghanistan and the Palestinian Authority are. Diplomats and experts predicted that the Biden administration would eventually lift the sanctions, but was seeking a way to do so without seeming to endorse the ICC investigations in Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories.
Thai marchers link their democracy cause to Myanmar protests
A new faction of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement has staged a protest march, linking their cause with that of demonstrators in Myanmar battling that neighboring country’s coup-installed military governmentBANGKOK -- A new faction of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement staged a protest march Sunday, linking their cause with that of demonstrators in Myanmar battling that neighboring country’s coup-installed military government. Marchers sought but failed to go to Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s house, which is on an army base in Bangkok. Shipping containers were situated to block them, and police using water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas barred the way. The protest movement lost steam when it took a break in December and January as Thailand was hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections. ———This story has been corrected to show the name of the new protest group is Restart Democracy.
Moldova Receives First COVID-19 Shots From Romania
Romania has delivered the first batch of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shots to Moldova, enabling one of Europe's poorest countries to begin its vaccination campaign. Moldova has struggled in the global scramble to gain access to vaccines and welcomed donations for its 3.5 million people. The government also expects a first shipment of 14,400 AstraZeneca doses under the global COVAX scheme for poorer countries to arrive in Moldova by March 3. Moldova this week authorized the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines, the two shots registered for emergency use by the World Health Organization. It also approved Russia's Sputnik V after a brief political stir when Dodon accused Sandu of trying to block the vaccine's use in Moldova.
At least two killed in skirmish at Chad opposition candidate's house
N’DJAMENA (Reuters) - At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said. The government said in a statement that security forces went to Dillo’s home to arrest him after he refused to respond to two judicial mandates and were met with armed resistance. Two people were killed and five wounded in the ensuing fight, including three policemen, it said. Videos shared on Twitter showed a Chadian military tank moving on a house, while a crowd pelted it with objects. Chad is a key ally of Western nations in the fight against Islamist militants in West and Central Africa.
Professor in Michigan fired after racist, homophobic tweets
A science professor at a university in Michigan who claimed sinister forces were targeting him and breaking into his home has been fired after using racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs months ago on TwitterThe Torch, the university’s student-run newspaper, first reported about the tweets in November. But he said they were a consequence of self-destructive behavior and migraines that stemmed from a “secret program” in which electromagnetic fields and nanotechnology were deployed against him. “I know that many of the things I tweeted were horrible, and I don’t truly feel that way in my heart,” the statement said. But he said only after he nailed all his windows shut in May last year did they stop. Following the student-run newspaper’s report in November, Brennan justified his use of racist slurs in one of his tweets as an attempt to “neutralize its power.” But he said he wasn't racist, anti-Semitic or a science denier.
FDA approves new device to help protect athletes from traumatic brain injury
(CNN) A new device that could help reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury during head impacts was given the green light by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday. The device is authorized for athletes 13 and older, and can be used during football, soccer and other high-impact sports. This limits the movement of the brain inside the skull, which researchers believe generally causes traumatic brain injury. The data provided for the Q-Collar did not demonstrate that the device prevents concussion or serious head injury, the FDA said. And the Q-Collar should not replace other protective equipment associated with sports activities.
CDC panel recommends use of J&J's single-shot Covid vaccine, clearing way for distribution
"We are at the precipice of having another vaccine in our toolboxes, the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Like many of you, I'm excited about the news that another safe and effective vaccine option could be coming as quickly as next week," she said Friday. "Having an additional safe and effective vaccine will help protect more people faster." The introduction of the J&J shot could be a boon to the U.S. supply of vaccine. The J&J vaccine's level of protection against Covid-19 in trials varied by region, according to FDA documents released on Wednesday.
Kevin Jonas Crashed Nick's SNL Monologue to Finally Get an Answer: "Are We Still a Band?"
Nick Jonas made his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on Feb. 27 with a little help from older brother Kevin Jonas. I wondered if the Jonas family would make a cameo for the big day — turns out, Kevin stepped forward to support Nick and ask the question that's on all of our minds: "Are we still a band?" The last time something like this happened, we didn't hear from the Jonas Brothers for years. Well, Nick reassured Kevin that the band is definitely still in business. Watch Nick's full monologue, including the funny family cameo, above.
I'll Never Look at Smart Mirrors the Same Way After Seeing SNL's Eerie Home Workout Skit
Someone please tell Saturday Night Live to let me work out at home in peace. First, the NBC sketch comedy show dragged the Peloton hype, and on Feb. 27, SNL's cast took things one step further with a pointed (but hilarious) Mirror Home Gym parody. I must admit, despite the digs at home workouts, this skit kept me laughing. Don't ever make a devilish deal with your workout equipment folks, no matter what gains it promises you. Check out the eerily funny skit in full, above.
Laurie Hernandez Channels Infinity Stone Power With Her Captain Marvel-Inspired Leotard
Laurie Hernandez is drawing on the power of superheroes as she makes a momentous return to competitive gymnastics. Such a highly anticipated occasion called for an equally incredible outfit, and Hernandez went above and beyond with her Captain Marvel-inspired leotard. The GK Elite activewear features the signature red, yellow, and blue colors of Captain Marvel's famous suit, replicating the hero's electric energy. she wrote, tagging Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson. Hernandez continues to keep fans on their toes as she teased a possible Scarlett Witch leotard in line with the WandaVision hype.
SNL Finally Said What We All Think About Bachelor Parties, and They Made It Into a Song
During Nick Jonas's Feb. 27 hosting debut, the "Spaceman" singer joined several SNL cast members for a pretaped skit that brought the hard reality of bachelor parties to the spotlight. Jonas plays the best man of Beck Bennett and the host extraordinaire, who hired two exotic dancers (Ego Nwodim and Heidi Gardner) to perform at the bachelor party. "I'm going to marry the woman that I love, but first a tradition long spoken of," Bennett croons to the audience. "I love getting hard with my homies, boned up next to my pals," Jonas adds. "You only get one bachelor party — you might as well spend it aroused!"
Kristi Noem tried to take a victory lap for her coronavirus response on CBS. It did not go well.
South Dakota governor and rising conservative star Kristi Noem was a big hit at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, where she bragged about her state’s response to the coronavirus during a headlining speech. Asked about the San Diego study by Brennan, Noem indicated she values allowing “people to make decisions for themselves” above all else. Noem’s coronavirus response has even been panned by Republicans like West Virginia Gov. Kristi Noem immediately pivots to whatabout Cuomo and whatabout Newsom pic.twitter.com/yvYzcezxcG — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 28, 2021In short, Noem’s CBS interview did not go well for her. But Margaret Brennan is not the GOP base, and if Noem’s CPAC reception is any indication, Republican voters actually view her coronavirus response as a success.
The Bachelor Taps Emmanuel Acho to Replace Chris Harrison For After the Final Rose Special
Image Source: Chris Pavlica / ABCIt's official: The Bachelor has found its host for the "After the Final Rose" special. "I've accepted the Rose and am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year," he captioned the photo. Neither Harrison nor ABC have defined how long his "temporary" step down will last — we only know that he won't be hosting the "After the Final Rose" special. Fans had their ideas about who could replace Harrison for the special, but the choice of Acho is a smart one. The "After the Final Rose" special will air on March 15, after the season finale of The Bachelor.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces new sexual harassment allegations
Andrew Cuomo have recently accused the governor of sexual harassment and misconduct, creating new scrutiny of a leader already facing questions over New York’s Covid-19 death count in nursing homes. More broadly, however, officials — including a number of Democrats — asked whether someone selected by Cuomo could conduct a truly independent investigation. My statement on the allegations of sexual harassment by Governor Cuomo: pic.twitter.com/3aIniWFzJ0 — Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) February 28, 2021Nadler was joined by several other Democratic New York lawmakers, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Kathleen Rice. And officials in the state legislature, like state Senate investigations committee chair James Skoufis, also called for an independent investigation, as did New York Lt. Gov. But that explanation fell flat with some of the state’s Democrats, like New York City mayor and Cuomo critic Bill de Blasio.
Digitisation in UAE triggers 200% surge in freelance job opportunities
Digitisation in UAE triggers 200% surge in freelance job opportunitiesRemote working had been around as an option for a while, but it emerged as a trend last year, as businesses and professionals adapted to a new normal. The UAE is home to a large number of people offering their services remotely, and about 65% of these freelancers are based out of Dubai. Marking a shift in the way businesses are functioning, World Economic Forum revealed that opportunities for freelancers in the digital sector have surged by 200%. The research also mentioned that a tech-savvy environment where innovation is encouraged, also works in favour of online freelance pros. The UAE has provided a boost for remote working through policy decisions, including visas specifically aimed at talented people providing services remotely.
Visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai will be assisted by 150 robots with multi-touch display
From data collection and monitoring in healthcare to AI-powered teachers being developed for classrooms in the UAE, smart tech is set to enter every walk of life. Another step marking UAE's defiance of the virus, the Expo 2020 event will also be powered by robots that come with touch screens to assist tech enthusiasts visiting Dubai. With 25 million travelers expected to be attracted by innovation on display at Expo 2020, tech firm Terminus has prepared a fleet of 150 humanoids to guide them. Dubai is hosting the first World Expo to be launched in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, and it's also the largest tech event ever for the neighbourhood. Dubai has already proved its prominence in smart devices with the electricity and water authority successfully integrating a robo-employee into its workforce.
Dubai doctors to monitor patients at home via AI-powered medical device
A boost for smart tech in healthcare has unlocked the potential for telemedicine and the use of data for empowering both doctors and patients to make informed decisions. The smart health tracker will enable individuals to share updates with doctors, and will also guide users to make informed decisions about their personal health. Equipped with regular updates and details on the patient's progress, medical professionals get to craft personalised care and make necessary recommendations. Another gulf country Bahrain had also deployed robots to monitor patients in isolation for ensuring social distance last year. Last year, the Emirati health ministry had even launched a telemedicine service which allowed people in the UAE to consult doctors overseas.
“Fire Through Dry Grass”: Andrew Cuomo Saw COVID-19’s Threat to Nursing Homes. Then He Risked Adding to It.
On April 3, Stephanie Gilmore, a 34-year-old nurse working at the Diamond Hill nursing home in Troy, New York, was summoned to a supervisor’s office. The risks to the home’s staff and other residents were obvious: The virus was ravaging nursing homes across the country. New York was the only state in the nation that barred testing of those being placed or returning to nursing homes. The administration said the Health Department was conducting “a thorough review” of COVID-19’s impact on nursing homes. The state Health Department said Diamond Hill instituted “universal isolation precautions” but did not explain what that meant.
Saudi prepared to power Europe's clean energy push via green hydrogen pipeline
Apart from rise of solar electricity, green and blue hydrogen are also being viewed as more eco-friendly alternatives to replace petrol and diesel globally. Saudi Arabia has already started supplying blue ammonia, a byproduct of oil refining, to Japan and is now offering green hydrogen to Europe by building a pipeline. Green hydrogen is also produced using solar energy, and it can be extracted from water by passing an electric current which splits water molecules to separate hydrogen from oxygen. Apart from Saudi Arabia, the Emirates is another oil-backed economy turning its focus towards hydrogen, in addition to bolstering its position as a solar energy powerhouse. Abu Dhabi's state-owned firms Masdar and Marubeni are collaborating with global tech major Siemens to set up the infrastructure for generating green hydrogen for domestic consumption and also for exports.
Emirati police to receive alerts about car crashes within seconds via eCall systems
Emirati police to receive alerts about car crashes within seconds via eCall systemsThe integration of smart solutions into healthcare and medical response has emerged as a life-saver in the UAE, and it also laid the foundation for more such initiatives in public service. With Emirati cities driving forward on the path to become smart ecosystems, Dubai's RTA has gone all out with AI-powered traffic management that predicts jams and detects accidents quickly. As other cities too adopt surveillance for road security, Abu Dhabi's police have launched an eCall system which alerts them about a car crash within seconds, to ensure timely response, hence increasing the potential to save lives. The eCall mechanism will be embedded into all new car models being sold in the Emirates from this year, and it will use the driver's mobile network for communication with authorities. The integration of the smart solution in Abu Dhabi's traffic monitoring infrastructure, comes after the Emirati capital started using AI to spot motorists using their phone or not wearing seatbelts.
Black History Month During A Pandemic, Told Through The Eyes Of One Family
Richard Williams wanted to know what Black History Month meant — so he asked all four generations of his family. Especially after the past year, how did Black History Month look different, and were they recognizing it at all? But I guess now I can say I'm contributing to Black history because of my nephew. How have you celebrated Black History Month in the midst of the pandemic? How have you celebrated Black History Month in the midst of the pandemic?
America Didn’t Need Sports After All
Compared with the previous year, ratings were down 51 percent for the NBA Finals, 61 percent for the NHL finals, and 45 percent for tennis’s U.S. Open. Not even the Kentucky Derby was safe: Ratings dropped 49 percent from the previous year. The NFL couldn’t have asked for a better story line for the Super Bowl earlier this month. Justin Ellis: There is no escapism from America’s current crisesNot even Brady and Mahomes could overcome some daunting underlying trends. Even before the pandemic, cord-cutting had become a real challenge to sports-network giants such as ESPN, which currently has 83 million subscribers.
The Surprising Key to Combatting Vaccine Refusal
“I call it vaccine dissent,” Kolina Koltai, who studies online conspiracy theories at the University of Washington, told me. “After decades of distrust, on top of centuries of genocide, now they appear and say, ‘Here, you have to take this!’”Let’s not forget vaccine indifference. Vaccine hesitancy is not one thing. Online denialism and conspiracy theorizing about the COVID-19 vaccine is more complex than previous anti-vaccine skepticism, Koltai said. Beyond the more outlandish theories—for example, that Bill Gates is using the shots to inject Americans with his microchips—she said that most online skepticism is more prosaic.
The Lie at the Heart of the Western
Read: Americans are living in an alternate historyThe protagonist of Hernán Diaz’s 2017 novel, In the Distance, for example, takes the opposite of a traditional hero’s journey; instead of trying to conquer Western land, he seeks to disappear into it. In Téa Obreht’s 2019, Inland, cowboys and outlaws are replaced by a camel driver, an exasperated mother, and visitors from the afterlife. Instead, the Western becomes a way of thinking about humans’ relationship to land, the past, and the idea of home. Anne Rearick / Agence vu / Redux“If the Western is the expansion of America, I wanted to question who or what is American,” Zhang told me in an email. By the time Nora’s story intersects with Lurie’s, readers sense that neither will attain the standard Western hero’s goal of laying claim to the land.
Against the Parts of Me That Think They Know Anything
They want to put out the light of God with their mouths—want, like the sovereignty of the dead, extending just short of flesh. Theirtoday is broken, they suggest tomorrow, who right now is dancing in the sun withputty over his eyes. Like an ocean coughing up trash, I’m squeezing Godout from my pores, intention throbbing like a moon. Light won’t ask for your tongue. Totheir credit, they weren’t given what I have: majesty and the heft of a face.
The Best Sunscreens For Dry Skin
And if dryness is your main concern, choosing from the best sunscreens for dry skin is particularly important for keeping your face nourished, flake-free, and protected from the sun's harmful rays. Be on the lookout for ingredients that are hydrating and soothing for dry skin. You want to stay as close to all-natural as possible, as dry skin tends to get irritated by harsh alcohols, strong fragrances, and some preservatives. According to a fan: "Effective SPF 50 Face Sunscreen that’s leaves a dewy finish for dry skin." The UV-fighting formula is ideal for dry skin, because those aforementioned oils lock in moisture but won't clog pores.
What To Watch If You Loved Anya Taylor-Joy In The Queen's Gambit
So you inhaled The Queen’s Gambit starring Anya Taylor-Joy on Netflix last fall and immediately procured a chessboard thinking that playing could help fill the hole left by the series finale? What you really needed was more Anya Taylor-Joy. Peaky BlindersOn the most recent season of Peaky Blinders, Anya Taylor-Joy plays Gina, a mischievous American who has married her way into Interwar Period Birmingham's most notorious crime family. "Gina terrified me," Taylor-Joy told Bustle. Set in 17th-century Calvinist Amsterdam, this might just be the most period-piecey of all the period pieces Taylor-Joy has appeared in.
Why We Probably Won't See Baby Archie In Meghan & Harry's Oprah Interview
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming interview with Oprah is some of the most talked-about news since they decided to withdraw from royal duties in early 2020. With the couple’s 18-month-old son, Archie, being a major factor in their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family, we can’t help but wonder whether Archie will make an appearance in the Oprah interview? to support Save The Children's 'Save With Stories' initiative, and even wished listeners a Happy New Year on the Duke and Duchess’ Archewell podcast with Sir Elton John. While these candid appearances are certainly adorable, they are few and far between, so we’re not expecting any grand entrances from little Archie during the Sussexes’ Oprah interview any time soon. The couple moved to Santa Barbara in the hope of giving Archie “as normal a life as possible there,” sources told People magazine.
The 9 Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos And Conditioners For Fine Hair
Using products that contain sulfates on fine or fragile hair can have damaging effects, so thinner hair textures can really benefit from sticking to the best sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners for fine hair. For fine hair, this means tons of breakage and a lot of damage. That being said, there are now quite a few awesome sulfate-free thickening shampoos and conditioners made specifically for fine hair. And of course, the kicker — it doesn't weigh fine hair down. I have fine hair and this doesn't weigh it down, it makes hair soft and manageable."
Plant Wallaper, Floral Wallpaper, & Other Nature-Inspired Interiors
Perhaps work commitments are chaining you to your desk, or maybe you don't live in an area with a lot of green space. If this is true for you then maybe you're interested in trying to bring the outside world indoors? I love nature-inspired decor and, by the looks of data from wallpaper design brand I Want Wallpaper, I'm not alone in that. Searches for "nature wallpaper" have rocketed by 138% in recent months, while "plant wallpaper" and "floral wallpaper" rose by 462.5% and 265%, respectively. In addition, I've also found some other lovely bits that will bring nature indoors, from smaller details like trinket trays and door knobs to larger items including garlands, prints, and even plants themselves.
Teachers Are Being Pushed To Their Breaking Points
“That comes out of our pocket, and it's hard to come by still.” Caitlin said her school’s administration promised teachers that their buildings would be properly sanitized. And Caitlin believes that some students at her school have gotten COVID-19, but she says there is no mandate for testing. BuzzFeed News recently asked teachers around the country to share their thoughts on reopening schools and how they are coping right now. Hundreds of teachers responded, revealing their uncertainty about the future, burnout, and frustration with parents, who they say look at them as glorified babysitters. “What we are discussing is what is the acceptable number of public school teachers to die.”An art teacher in Dallas, who wanted to remain anonymous, described her morning routine.
The Technology Behind Sir David Attenborough’s New Show Is Truly Wild
Sir David Attenborough's latest documentary is finally here and arguably looks at the animal kingdom in an entirely new way. BBC's Life in Colour aims to capture life through the eyes of other species and explores how colour plays a significant role in their survival. The three-part series, co-produced by streaming giant Netflix, has employed some seriously wild technology to make it happen, but how was Life in Colour filmed? As mentioned, the series was filmed using modern camera technology — some of which was designed specifically for the new series. Using specially developed cameras and technology, the Attenborough-voiced series hopes to bring "animal vision" to life by overlaying UV and polarised visuals onto "human vision" footage.
Emmanuel Acho To Replace Chris Harrison In 'After The Final Rose'
Former NFL linebacker, Fox Sports analyst, and bestselling author Emmanuel Acho will host The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, following Chris Harrison's decision to step away from the franchise after defending racist behavior in an interview. "I’ve accepted the Rose and am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year," Acho wrote on Instagram. The controversy emerged during the airing of The Bachelor Season 25. Acho, who hasn't been afraid of a difficult conversation in the past, seemed prepared to take on the recent events surrounding the Bachelor franchise. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose will air on ABC on Monday, March 15 following the season finale.
Every Movie Woody Allen & Mia Farrow Worked On Together
The daughter of writer-director John Farrow, Mia rose to prominence in 1964 at 19 years old when she starred in Peyton Place, TV's first primetime soap opera. By the time she met Allen, Mia had starred in 20 projects. Mia plays the main protagonist Lane, who moves to her country house with her best friend Stephanie after a suicide attempt. Mia plays Alice Tate, a spoiled Manhattan housewife who visits a Chinatown healer and admits she was only attracted to her husband for his money. Mia plays Irmy, a circus performer who cheats on her boyfriend at a brothel.
This American Idol Contestant's Whole Family Went Viral On TikTok
Claudia Conway and Benson Boone aren't the only TikTok stars on American Idol Season 19. Samantha Sharpe also auditioned for the show after a video of her Broadway-fanatic family — now known as the Sharpe Family Singers — went viral on the platform at the start of the pandemic. After gaining exposure online, the family released their debut album A Sharpe Family Christmas, and are set to release another this spring, per Medium. The Sharpe Family Singers' InstagramThe family has 360,000 followers on Instagram, where they mostly re-share their TikToks and keep fans up to date about their lives. Samantha's TikTokConsidering she makes so many TikToks with her family, it's not surprising that Samantha's personal TikTok page is a little more sparse.
The 3 Best Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees
Not everyone has a green thumb, but the best faux fiddle leaf fig trees are a low maintenance way to fake one. Faux plants can also be placed outside, but look for UV protection if this is your plan to prevent fading. Whether you’re looking for a petite tabletop option or a larger outdoor tree, these three faux fiddle leaf fig trees are foolproof options. Positive Amazon review: “I was surprised by how much I liked this faux plant when it arrived. I had my doubts based on its moderate price when compared to other faux plants on other sites.
The 4 Best Mops For Hardwood Floors in 2021
If you have ever installed, treated, repaired, or sealed hardwood floors in your home, you know how expensive it can get. The best mops for hardwood floors will clean your floors without risk of damaging them in the process — and some models even work double duty cleaning other surfaces. But what is the best type of mop for hardwood floors? There are a few good options for cleaning hardwood floors, but a microfiber mop is probably your best bet. One rave review: "This is a good mop-like tool made specifically for hardwood floors.
How To Promote Hair Growth
If you’re looking for ways to combat thinning hair and excess shedding, learning how to promote hair growth is step number one. “[Viviscal] contains nutrients that nourishes the hair follicle and prolongs the growth phase of the hair. I find biotin is helpful for strengthening hair, [...] but doesn't necessarily promote new hair growth,” she says. Yet she stresses that topical products "that are oil, wax, or creme based can contain fatty acids that can clog pores, which can stunt hair growth." I have tons of new hair growth.
Sen. Rick Scott, who objected to Pennsylvania vote count, tells Fox News Biden 'absolutely' won fair and square
Sen. Rick Scott, who objected to the official Electoral College vote count on Jan. 6, was unambiguous in his assessment of the 2020 presidential election on Sunday, acknowledging that President Joe Biden was the legitimate victor. Saying the issue had become a "kind of a loyalty oath for the Trump party," Fox News' Chris Wallace asked Scott directly: "Did Joe Biden win this election fair and square?" "Joe Biden is the president. Joe Biden won the election." When asked Sunday if the Republican Party was still Trump's party, Scott replied, "It's the voter's party."
Golfers everywhere are wearing red and black to honor Tiger Woods
Fans and fellow golfers alike spent much of the week sending Woods their best wishes. Now, on the final day of the Workday Championship at The Concession in Bradenton, Fla., PGA golfers (and random fans everywhere) are donning Tiger’s customary red and black to honor the golf legend. Woods has been wearing red on the final day of events since he was a teenager. He played college golf at Stanford and ended up wearing red then, as well. Here’s a look at some of the athletes and fans supporting Woods by wearing his signature Sunday color.
How a 1946 dispute over a broken radio in Tennessee helped spark the civil rights movement
A nod to racial justice:Virginia becomes first Southern state to vote to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2024'First step' in civil rights movementPrice, an area historian with 30 years of experience in the field, said the event served as a kickstart for civil rights on the national scale. “This is the impetus that starts civil rights in America from a legal standpoint. Following the events in Columbia, Truman established The President's Committee on Civil Rights with an executive order in December 1946. Historians count the event as the very first step in the civil rights movement," Price said. The committee produced a 178-page report titled “To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President’s Committee on Civil Rights.” The report proposed the establishment of a permanent Civil Rights Commission, Joint Congressional Committee on Civil Rights, and a Civil Rights Division in the Department of Justice that would develop federal protections from lynching, fair employment and the abolishment of poll taxes.
Tiger Woods tribute: Players showing support by wearing his Sunday colors
Many around the professional golf world are rallying to show their support for one of the game’s greats on Sunday. Numerous players are wearing red and black for Tiger Woods, who was involved in a single-vehicle rollover car crash on Tuesday. Tiger Woods’ crash: Here’s what we knowWGC-Workday: LeaderboardGainbridge LPGA: LeaderboardWorld Golf Championships Jason Day wears a red shirt and black pants in support of Tiger Woods during the… Jason Day wears a red shirt and black pants in support of Tiger Woods during the final round of World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession on February 28, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images) moreWorld Golf Championships Matt Kuchar places a Tiger stamped ball in support go the Tiger Woods during the final… Matt Kuchar places a Tiger stamped ball in support go the Tiger Woods during the final round of World Golf Championships at The Concession golf tournament at The Concession Golf Club. (Photo by Beth Ann Nichols) moreWorld Golf Championships Cameron Champ showing support for injured golfer Tiger Woods by wearing a Red shirt and Black… Cameron Champ showing support for injured golfer Tiger Woods by wearing a Red shirt and Black pants during the final round of World Golf Championships at The Concession golf tournament at The Concession Golf Club.
COVID-19 vaccine production ramps up as US hits daily high
The one-day record is a steep increase from the week’s daily average of 1.65 million doses per day. Drug executives told Congress last week that dose production is expected to double and possibly triple in March. “We are on track to make 120 million doses available for shipment by the end of March and an additional 80 million doses by the end of May,” Young indicated. Johnson & Johnson, which was granted emergency approval Saturday, has around 4 million doses of its single dose vaccine ready to roll out. However, ramped up vaccine production and expanded phases of distribution are expected to speed up that benchmark.
Kazuo Ishiguro Sees What the Future Is Doing to Us
Unlike many future novelists, Ishiguro didn’t spend his teenage years inhaling the canon. He and his friends would sit around for hours nodding along to Dylan’s obscure lyrics as though they understood every word. It was like a microcosm of adolescence, he told me, pretending to know while knowing nothing. Ishiguro’s daughter, Naomi, who is about to publish her first novel, “Common Ground,” told me that she doesn’t recognize her father in any of his characters. In 1979, Ishiguro applied and was accepted to study creative writing at the University of East Anglia.
How Tina Fey, Amy Poehler will host Golden Globes 2021 from opposite coasts
This year’s Golden Globes 2021 telecast will be produced virtually — and, for the first time, from both coasts. Sunday’s show — co-hosted, respectively, by Tina Fey at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton in LA — airs at 8 p.m. on NBC. Among the first presenters announced for the Golden Globes awards ceremony are (clockwise from left), Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig, Renee Zellweger, Awkwafina, and Cynthia Erivo. And, of course, I’m sure we can count on a few surprises throughout the night.”Winners will receive their Golden Globes statuettes . “It wouldn’t be the Golden Globes without fashion,” Adelman said.
Golfers support Tiger Woods by wearing his signature Sunday outfit
Fellow golfers are showing their collective support for Tiger Woods, who was involved in a serious rollover car accident last week in which he sustained compound fractures in his leg. During the final round of WGC-Workday Championship Sunday, several players showed up sporting red shirts and black pants in honor of Woods, whose signature Sunday outfit features those colors. Tony Finau wore a red mock golf shirt, black pants and his Nike hat backward – the way Woods has often arrived at tournaments. At the Puerto Rico Championship, the opposite field event this week, the entire grounds crew wore the same red and black getup for Woods. The ball Bryson DeChambeau used on Feb. 28, 2021 with “Tiger” stamped on it.
Kevin Durant injury hasn’t hurt Nets’ shot-making prowess
Making shots is the name of the game, and the Nets still are doing it better than everyone else. Like he did with the Clippers for 10 seasons, Jordan finishes around the rim and takes a backseat to the Big 3 of James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. He’s the best passer in our league at the moment – and he’s shooting the heck out of the ball, too. A chance to get back on track, especially if the league’s top-rated offensive player Irving (right shoulder maintenance) returns as expected. “We just have to be able to continue to do our job and make it easy for those guys.”
Huawei executive Meng to argue Trump ‘poisoned’ her extradition case
Canada arrested Meng in Vancouver in 2018 at the behest of U.S. officials. Her arrest has landed Canada squarely in the middle of a geopolitical standoff between China and the United States. Days after Meng’s arrest, China detained two Canadians, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor, in apparent retaliation. China has cast Meng’s arrest as a U.S.-backed plot to stunt the country’s rise. The Washington Post reported last year that the U.S. Department of Justice was in talks with Meng to resolve her case.
El Salvador’s leader looks to consolidate power in midterm vote; critics fear rising authoritarianism
He developed warm ties with the Trump administration, which prioritized choking off immigration from Central America. In a striking sign of the new era, Bukele was unable to secure meetings with Biden’s top Latin America officials during a recent trip to Washington. “He is seen with great alarm by the new team,” said one U.S. diplomat familiar with Central America. He won office by promising to root out political corruption and rid the country of warring gangs. The Biden administration is still assembling its foreign policy team, but the U.S. change in policy toward Central America is clear.
Armie Hammer quietly moves out of LA home in dead of night, source claims
As we revealed this month, Hammer, 34, and his estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, finally found a buyer for their $5 million home in the swanky Hancock Park neighborhood. The offer came in nearly two months after the former couple slashed the price of their three-story English Tudor home by $800,000. The seven-bedroom, six-bathroom property first hit the market in September for $5.8 million. Hammer and his estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, have since found a buyer for their $5 million home. Realtor.comAmid the allegations over his behavior, Hammer has been dropped by his talent agency, WME, and has left a slew of upcoming projects.
Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, to exit the music industry
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Mathew Knowles — who launched the careers of Destiny’s Child, and his superstar daughters Beyoncé and Solange — says he’s ready to hang it up. “In the next two years, I will have transitioned completely out of the music industry… my plan is to be completely dedicated to mentoring, academia… There’s nothing negative about [the decision]. I’ll continue to teach about the music business,” Knowles told Page Six. Knowles’ latest project is his new podcast, “Mathew Knowles Impact,” launched on iHeartRadio last week. Mathew Knowles with daughter Beyoncé at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
Minneapolis to hire social media influencers to spin news at George Floyd murder trial
Minneapolis officials will hire a team of social media influencers to send “approved messages” during the upcoming murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, according to reports. The city will pay six influencers $2,000 each to relay approved information from the high-profile and potentially volatile trial when it gets underway next month, Fox News said. The move is part of a $1 million plan approved by the Minneapolis City Council on Friday, as the Minnesota city braces for possible unrest in the controversial case. The city has not identified the social influencers it hopes to hire, but said it is targeting social media users with large followings. “The key word here is ‘city approved,'” said community activist Toussaint Morrison, who has more than 11,000 Instagram, told WCCO.
Wizards send Timberwolves to 7th straight loss, 128-112
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMDavis Bertans scored 12 of his 19 points in the third quarter, including four of his five 3-pointers. Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who dropped their seventh straight, matching their longest slide of the season. ... G Jarrett Culver (ankle) returned after a 17-game absence, though he was available for Wednesday's loss in Chicago, Finch said. ... Westbrook nearly achieved his triple-double by halftime, entering the break with 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. He also received his 11th technical foul of the season with 9:36 to play in the game ... Bertans (knee) returned after missing Thursday's win in Denver.
Opinion | Anti-vaccine extremism is akin to domestic terrorism
Public health officials, police and fire departments must join hands with a common goal of securing vaccination sites for patients. But, like the virus itself, anti-vaccine extremists are crafty at finding new ways to threaten people. A major weapon of anti-vaccine extremists is the ability to organize disinformation campaigns on Facebook and other social media. ADI don’t underestimate the backlash from anti-vaccine protesters that awaits anyone who tries to rein in their poisonous efforts. We should fully fund local health departments, protect public health officials, and rely on those officials — not politicians — to lead in times of health crisis.
At least take down the razor wire: D.C. residents, lawmakers chafe at Capitol fence
But days went by, and the razor wire and fencing installed after the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol remains. AD“I don’t think vague allegations about threats cut it and suggest we need to just leave this razor wire up indefinitely,” Kaine said. “The idea of just making a permanent fortress or a permanent fence is too much of a knee-jerk solution,” Van Hollen said. Norton said her strategy is to start small, by asking for the razor wire to be removed. But the razor wire “makes our country appear unable to protect its own Capitol unless it is fortified like a prison,” she wrote in a letter to the Capitol Police Board on Feb. 22.
Rep. Andy Biggs: Fight for election integrity – here's how Americans can defeat Democrats' HR1
The first bill Democrats sponsored in 2019, after gaining control of the House of Representatives, was HR 1. The first bill Democrats introduced in 2021 was similar, with the same intent – power and control. Americans must raise their voices and contact their members of Congress and urge them to defeat HR 1. While most of the country has some doubt as to the integrity of our elections, the Democrats want to ensure that we never have an honest election again. Americans must raise their voices and contact their members of Congress and urge them to defeat HR 1.
Ohio Rep. Davidson considering run for Senate or governor, urges GOP to 'pick a side' on internal divide
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rep. Warren Davidson said on Saturday that he is considering running for either Ohio governor or U.S. senator from Ohio in 2022, as he harshly criticized incumbent Republican Gov. "I have considered the Ohio Senate, you know, senator for the state of Ohio. And, look, it's flattering to have my name come up in that race and frankly, in the governor's race," Davidson said in an interview with Fox News during the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). "I think, you know, as Donald Trump shows, there's going to be a lot of energy," Davidson said. If you run somebody that doesn't resonate with the core part of the party, they're not going to be energized.
Daughter of Michigan COVID-19 nursing home resident shares heartbreaking account: 'We watched her fade'
Michigan native Jamie Nicholson watched as her mother Nancy Buist passed away through a nursing home window, and says Gov. Once her mother was placed into a care facility, Michigan's coronavirus lockdown kept the family separated for 11 months with zero physical contact allowed. MICHIGAN GOV. WHITMER FACES CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO CORONAVIRUS NURSING HOME DEATHS"When ... we were told that we could not come in and see her, we watched her fade through the window," she said. CUOMO'S HANDLING OF NURSING HOME COVID OUTBREAK LEAVES HEALTH COMMISSIONER IN THE FIRING LINEAccording to Michigan.gov, there have been more than 5,000 coronavirus nursing home deaths reported.
TJ Osborne says he would have come out sooner if he'd known what a positive experience he would have
BROTHERS OSBORNE THANKSGIVING HALFTIME SHOW SLAMMED AFTER POWER GOES OUT AMID TECHNICAL ISSUES"Honestly for straight people out there, coming out is really awkward. I think for a lot of people, they don’t come out because, for me it’s like ‘when do you do it? T.J. previously discussed the outpouring of support he received shortly after coming out during an interview on "The Ellen Degeneres Show." People that I feel like personify masculinity and the straight culture to the nth degree, coming out with a lot of pride for me. That was really the moment to me that made me feel like, 'Wow, that was there the whole time.'"
Cuomo should lose emergency powers amid sexual harassment claims: de Blasio
Andrew Cuomo’s emergency authority over local governments — and two independent probes following a second "disturbing" allegation of sexual harassment lodged by a one-time staffer. De Blasio additionally called for truly independent probes of all allegations against the governor, with whom he has frequently traded barbs for years. "Two fully independent investigations must be held immediately into the deaths at nursing homes and the disturbing personal misconduct allegations," the mayor said. "The investigation into nursing home deaths must be free to examine campaign contributions from the nursing home industry," he continued. Cuomo has denied both sexual harassment allegations, and adamantly defended his administration’s work to stem the coronavirus in nursing homes.
RNC's McDaniel denounces QAnon, White supremacy; calls on Democrats to do same for Antifa
Cheney was one of just 10 Republican House members to vote to impeach Trump a second time following the Capitol riot. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN CAPITOL RIOT"Will you make that clear now?" "We passed a resolution unanimously from the RNC members three years ago saying we condemn White supremacy, antisemitism, KKK and I’m going to add QAnon to that. "I will denounce extreme elements that pretend to be Republican and say that we do not want you in our party," McDaneil said. "As you see Joe Biden strip away energy independence and cancel the Keystone Pipeline, as you see Joe Biden say I’m going to prioritize opening our borders over opening our schools, opening our economies.
Vanessa Bryant calls on deputies who shared Kobe Bryant crash photos to be ID'd publicly
Vanessa Bryant, widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, called on the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to identify deputies who shared photos of the crash that killed her husband and 13-year-old daughter. Bryant referenced the sexual assault allegation against Kobe Bryant, writing, "Kobe's name was released when he was accused in 2003. #doublestandard"A lawsuit filed last year alleged that county employees “showed off” photos of the remains of Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old Gianna Bryant following the tragic helicopter crash that killed them and seven others. Kobe Bryant was accused in 2003 of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old hotel employee in Colorado, where he was staying for surgery. Kobe Bryant was charged with rape, but the case was dropped after the accuser declined to testify in court.
Cuomo faces second sexual harassment allegation, calls for independent review
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a second sexual harassment allegation after 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett stated Cuomo was asking uncomfortable questions about her private life while alone in his office. NBC's Lindsey Reiser reports.
Families wait as Nigerian security forces search for 300 abducted girls
GUSAU, Nigeria (Reuters) - Relatives of more than 300 girls abducted by gunmen from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria endured an agonising wait for news amid rumours that they had been released, while security forces continued their search on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Personal items of one of the students from JSS Jangebe school are seen on the bed, a day after over 300 school girls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi SotundeAn armed gang kidnapped 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe, in Zamfara state, at around 1 a.m. on Friday. The raid in Zamfara state was the second such kidnapping in little over a week in the northwest of the country, where schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom. “If there is enough security, I believe people will return their children to school,” he said.
Purim celebrations threaten fresh virus outbreak in Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girls wear costumes to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the biblical Book of Esther. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girls wear costumes to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the biblical Book of Esther. Authorities had been concerned about a repeat of last year, when Purim celebrations helped fuel an initial wave of the coronavirus in the earliest days of the global pandemic.
Pope prays for liberation of 317 kidnapped Nigerian students
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried the kidnapping of 317 students from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria and prayed for the girls’ quick release. Police on Friday in Nigeria said gunmen had abducted the students from their boarding school. ADVERTISEMENT“I pray for these girls, so that they may return home soon,? the pope said. A resident of the area said the gunmen also attacked a nearby military camp and checkpoint, preventing soldiers from interfering with the mass abduction. On Saturday, authorities in Nigeria announced that nearly 40 students, teachers and relatives abducted on Feb. 17 from a school in northern Nigeria have been freed.
Rush on California clams spurs temporary ban on pumps
The adoption of hand-operated hydraulic pumps that allow people to harvest the shellfish faster and in greater numbers has put abundant clam stocks in newfound jeopardy, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Saturday. ADVERTISEMENTAs a result, the state Fish and Game Commission this month temporarily banned use of the water-squirting pumps that have become the dominant tool of clammers in recent years, the newspaper said. The pumps have allowed people to quickly haul in their daily limit of clams and helped fuel illegal harvesting of noncommercial species that are winding up on the black market, officials say. A 2019 survey of clams taken in Tomales Bay, one of the state’s busiest clamming areas, showed 85% were obtained with the use of the new tool. “It’s not to say we won’t allow it in the future, maybe under some restrictions,“ said Sonke Mastrup, environmental program manager for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Minnesota reports daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported a daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations, with nearly 70,000 new doses administered in the last day. More than 47,000 of the newly reported vaccinations were initial doses. Minnesota averaged more than 34,000 vaccinations a day over the past week, the highest numbers since immunizations began in December. ADVERTISEMENTThe vaccinations should continue to increase with the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine slated to arrive in states next week. State health officials on Sunday reported 813 new COVID-19 cases, along with eight new deaths due to the coronavirus.
Is Chelsea vs Manchester United on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture
For this reason, side effects from the COVID vaccine are considered a sign that the vaccine is working. Read on for expert insights on the benefits of the vaccine, and for more on vaccine side effects, Dr. Fauci Says These 2 Side Effects Mean Your COVID Vaccine Is Working. According to White House COVID advisor Anthony Fauci, MD, fears surrounding the speed of the vaccines’ development are fair but unfounded. That isn't reckless speed; that's sufficient speed based on scientific advances,” he recently told NPR. And for more essential vaccine news, check out The Pfizer CEO Says This Is How Often You'll Need a COVID Vaccine.
AP source: Royals, Dozier agree to $25M, 4-year deal
Still, the Royals believe Dozier will revert to form with a full spring training and 162-game season. “I definitely don’t think you throw it away,” he said. So I’m definitely looking forward to a normal season.”Dozier is also looking forward to a consistent spot in the everyday lineup. Given his relatively bumpy road to this point, Dozier — and evidently the Royals — believe his best is yet to come. But I definitely think there is another level.
Pep Guardiola believes there is still much more to come from Manchester City
Pep Guardiola claims his quadruple-chasing Manchester City side are still some way off reaching their potential. City are looking unstoppable having won their last 19 matches in all competitions. Guardiola has already won six major trophies with City, including back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019, but he is convinced the best is still to come. Earlier this week he claimed his success at City was down to the club’s enormous spending power. We push each other to be better and better.
Chelsea vs Manchester United LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League fixture today
Luke Shaw delivers a cross from the left (Getty)Chelsea and Manchester United meet in a Premier League showdown at Stamford Bridge as both sides try to strike a blow in the race for the top four. With Manchester City moving 13 points clear at the top yesterday, it seems increasingly likely that Pep Guardiola’s side will clinch the title, and it seems United’s best bet may be to consolidate their position in the Champions League places. United are six points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea, so this game carries a six point swing either way. This will be their first serious test in the Premier League since the German’s arrival, although victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 first leg showed plenty of promise. Follow all the live action from Stamford Bridge below.
Bulldogs show some bite in 73-61 win over No. 8 Villanova
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Harris scored 20 points and Jair Bolden added 15 on Sunday to lead Butler to a 73-61 victory over No. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead Villanova (15-4, 10-3), which had won 13 of its previous 15 and was favored by 10 1/2 points. Villanova charged back early in the second half, cutting a 42-28 deficit in half with a 7-0 flurry that forced Butler to call timeout. Clearly, Villanova wasn’t itself during the first half — shooting 28% from the field, grabbing just one offensive rebound and giving up 34 points. But the Bulldogs produced two solid performances this week by beating Seton Hall and now Villanova.
Former NFL player Emmanuel Acho will host 'The Bachelor' finale special
Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker and Fox Sports analyst, accepted the rose and will host "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" next month. Acho to host 'Bachelor' post-finale showAcho, 30, is taking over for longtime "The Bachelor" franchise host Chris Harrison, who is at the center of controversy for defending a racially insensitive social media post by a contestant. IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year. The linebacker did not play a game there in his first NFL season. His brother is nine-year NFL veteran Sam Acho, a vice president of the NFL Players Association.
Fauci Urges Americans to Take Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci AFP via Getty ImagesHere’s what you need to know to navigate the markets today. • Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, urged Americans Sunday to take the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine. “It’s not the weaker vaccine, they are all three really good vaccines,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He added, “If you go to a place and you have J&J, and that’s the one that’s available now, I would take it. I personally would do the same thing.” Despite the drastic decline in new infections in recent weeks, “right now, as we’re going down and plateauing, is not the time to declare victory because we’re not victorious yet,” he told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” He added that it’s too soon to stop social distancing, mask-wearing and avoiding large gatherings. J&J will start shipping out the first 4 million doses of its vaccine, which only requires one shot and doesn’t need to be stored at subzero temperatures, on Monday.
U.S. administers 75.2 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
“We are committed to address technical issues so that the vaccination appointment portal is properly functional and accessible.”The issues in DC represent another black eye for Microsoft, which has heavily touted its software as a way to help with rapid vaccine deployment and scheduling. “It’s unclear how a website could be this dysfunctional. I don’t even know if I got the appointment or not.”The office of Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser referred questions about the specific cause of the problems to the city’s health department, which didn’t respond to emails and voice messages seeking comment.‘Very Frustrating’“We know this morning was very frustrating for many people,” DC Health said on Twitter Thursday. “We are working with Microsoft to understand why heavy traffic caused some eligible individuals to not get through.”Vincent Gray, a member of the Council of the District of Columbia who chairs the committee on health, said he plans to hold a hearing March 4 to investigate the problems.The problems follow glitches with the Microsoft system that has led at least one state to cancel a contract with the technology company. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said earlier this month the state was backing out of a plan to use Microsoft’s software for registering patients and scheduling Covid-19 vaccinations “after learning more about the breadth of Microsoft’s solution and reviewing the challenges faced by some other states.”In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy complained about significant glitches in the state’s Microsoft-built vaccination scheduling system, which was marred by problems for weeks after it was rolled out.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
UPDATE 1-South Africa signs J&J vaccine deal, eases restrictions
But daily cases have fallen below 2,000, from a peak above 20,000 last month during a second wave of infections. Ramaphosa said in a televised address that 2.8 million of the J&J doses would be delivered in the second quarter, with the rest spread throughout the year. South Africa started administering the single-dose J&J vaccine this month in a research study targeting healthcare workers but has not yet rolled out shots to the wider population unlike in many Western countries. Ramaphosa said 20 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine had also been secured, 12 million shots would come from the World Health Organization's COVAX scheme and that the government was finalising its allocation from the African Union. Ramaphosa said that so far more than 67,000 health workers had received the J&J vaccine.
UPDATE 1-Chadwick Boseman, Netflix up for honors at virtual Golden Globes
The Netflix period drama "Mank," about the screenwriter of "Citizen Kane," leads with six nods, including for best drama movie, for actors Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, and for director David Fincher. The #MeToo revenge black comedy "Promising Young Woman" and the unsettling ageing tale "The Father" round out the film drama nominations. Boseman, whose death at 43 of an undisclosed battle with cancer stunned fans and the industry, is considered the favorite for a best actor Golden Globe. His last performance, as a brash trumpet player in drama "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," was released after his death. Nicholas Hoult, who is nominated for playing Russian Emperor Peter III in TV comedy "The Great," said he would be watching from home in London, where it will be well past midnight.
Jill and Joe Biden have a phone-free dinner date every night at the White House
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pictured at the Democratic National Convention on August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. The first lady said that she and President Biden have a nightly dinner date at the White House. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden make room in their schedules every night for a dinner date, sans technology. Because now you and President Biden have a date night ... y'all have dinner every night?" I think traditions really ground kids," Biden said.
Dr. Jill Biden Is a "Bridgerton" Fan
The Associated PressBret Bielema saw a unique opportunity to accelerate a turnaround at Illinois when he returned to college football as head coach of the Illini in December. The NCAA's decision to grant every fall sport athlete who played through the pandemic an extra season of eligibility meant Illinois could bring back a large group experienced players to be the foundation of Bielema's first team in Champaign. Schools are not obligated to bring back those players and give them scholarships, but Bielema said he made it clear at his first team meeting that all were welcome.
A 73-year-old woman died trying to walk up 19 flights of stairs with an oxygen tank during a blackout in a NYC apartment building
ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty ImagesA 73-year-old woman died during a power outage at an apartment building on Friday, police said. The woman was trying to make it to her 19th-floor apartment with her oxygen tank when she collapsed. Police say her oxygen tank ran out during her climb up the stairs. A 73-year-old woman died on Friday while trying to walk up the stairs to the 19th floor with a portable oxygen tank during a blackout at a New York City apartment building. Police believe the woman took the stairs to her apartment due to the blackout and collapsed when her oxygen tank ran out, an NYPD spokesperson told Insider in a statement.
Woman dies after oxygen tank runs out during power outage
Best LifeQueen Elizabeth was "shocked and saddened" by Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's response last week to her official statement about her decision to strip the Sussexes of their ceremonial titles and patronages. But there is one member of the Royal Family who was and still is "absolutely furious" over it. A royal source told Best Life that Prince William was "seething with anger" over what he perceived to be "absolute disrespect of Her Majesty in a very public way." Diana told William and Harry to make absolutely sure the woman they wanted to marry was 'the one' and not to rush or be forced into anything. William and Harry seemingly internalized Diana's advice to take time to find the right person and marry for love very differently.
Duchess Meghan & Prince Harry Update Archewell Website with Spotify and Netflix Partnerships
From Marie ClaireEarlier this month, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan confirmed that they will not be returning to their roles as senior members of the royal family. As we near the end of February, the Sussexes have updated their Archewell website to reflect the exciting work that lies ahead for their organization. Compassion. The website update includes photos of the couple, and descriptions of some of the projects Meghan and Harry have been working on in recent months. Meghan and Harry's latest Archewell website update makes it clear that the Sussexes have a plethora of exciting projects in the pipeline, and they're completely committed to serving communities all over the world in the process.
Speaking of Britney ... What About All Those Other Women?
The article claimed, according to a poll, that 77% of Americans believed these women had “too much influence on young girls” — but weren’t these just young women? More than a decade later, we are once again talking about those women — this time through a modern lens. of Britney Spears is being viewed with fresh eyes. Christina Aguilera described the feeling of being pitted against Spears — “Britney as the good girl and me as the bad” — in a 2018 story in Cosmopolitan. “We direct this kind of vitriol and misogyny toward one woman, but it actually reverberates to all women.
Bitcoin Tumbles to $43K, Lowest in Three Weeks
For those feeling lost in all of the stock market fog, investing gurus can offer a sense of clarity. Cohen’s investment firm, Point72 Asset Management, relies on a strategy that involves investments in the stock market as well as a more macro approach. The company sold 7 million shares, raising $154 million, while another 40.5 million shares were put on the market by Oaktree Capital. The shares have an average price target of $16, which suggests ~33% upside potential from the current share price of $12.06. The company's pipeline clearly got Steven Cohen’s attention – to the tune of taking a new stake totaling 2.366 million shares.
This County’s Vaccine Rollout Has Been a Total Fiasco
The GuardianPredominantly Latino towns in California like East Orosi face huge obstacles getting clean drinking water A woman fills up drinking water containers from a kiosk in Orosi. Though nitrates are the primary concern in East Orosi, water advocates in the area are also anxious about other contaminants. In 2015, the Community Water Center helped pass legislation that gave the state water board authority to force one community water system to join with a smaller community’s water system. Diaz said he thought that the state water board exceeded its legal authority in issuing the mandatory order. For the residents of East Orosi, this would only further prolong a process that has already taken too long.
Texas woman hits over $300G jackpot while waiting at Las Vegas airport for flight home
A Texas woman visiting Las Vegas hit a $302,000 jackpot while waiting for her flight home at McCarran International Airport last week. The big winner, identified as Megan H. of Flower Mound, Texas, was testing her luck on the Wheel of Fortune slot machine in the airport’s B Concourse, the airport posted on Twitter. THESE ARE THE 10 BEST PLACES TO RETIRE IN THE USA viral video of the woman’s reaction was tweeted by Las Vegas Locally and retweeted by the airport. “I just won $300,000!” she yells, attracting the attention of several travelers waiting nearby. The airport congratulated Megan and shared a picture of her posing next to the slot machine with the caption “Winner, winner, chicken dinner!”Social media users congratulated the winner, with one writing: “Put $200 in this machine just days ago.
How to amplify the work of your marginalized coworkers
Studies show that when people see themselves represented in a role, they are more likely to aspire to it. Here's what you can do:Photo by You X Ventures on UnsplashShout out great workShout out the work of your BIPOC coworkers. Make an effort to recognize exemplary work by your BIPOC teammates and give them their due credit. Smiling business colleagues sitting in conference room during office meeting at workplaceTry doing this with your BIPOC coworkers or even classmates. The only way we will move forward is if the people with privilege work to dismantle the ways in which they benefit from that privilege.
Where to watch all the 2021 Golden Globe-nominated films. You’re welcome
It’s that time of year again, when moviegoers flock to theaters to squeeze in screenings of as many nominated films as possible ahead of the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Oscars. Many cinephiles now have no choice but to view the 2021 awards darlings via streaming platforms ranging from Netflix to Disney+. unveiled the season’s first batch of nominees leading up to the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards later this month. For your convenience, we’ve listed where you can watch each Golden Globe-nominated film and see what nominations it scored. Also below, check out what Times critics thought of the nominees ahead of the Golden Globes ceremony, which airs Feb. 28 on NBC.
Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs
Fraud perpetrators, sometimes in China, Nigeria or Russia, buy stolen personal identifying information on the dark web and use it to flood state unemployment systems with bogus claims. AdvertisementThe Labor Department inspector general’s office estimates that more than $63 billion has been paid out improperly through fraud or errors — roughly 10% of the total amount paid under pandemic-related unemployment programs since March. Colorado has paid out nearly as much to scammers — an estimated $6.5 billion — as it has to people who have filed legitimate unemployment claims. In Ohio, weekly first-time unemployment claims have ranged from 17,000 to more than 40,000 during the pandemic. President Biden’s administration is pledging to cut down on unemployment fraud even as it tries to extend benefits through September.
Jim Cramer: What History Tells Us About Bond-Rate Scares Like This
We get shortfalls from the higher rates that the Fed doesn't control. Then there is a second cohort, the Salesforce (CRM) - Get Report /Workday (WDAY) - Get Report group. Third group: companies that are SUPPOSED to benefit from higher rates. The cyclical rally will not last because too many people will worry about missed numbers because rates are going higher. Because every scare ends with these stocks going higher, which is why you have to pay attention to them and start buying them, actually now as they tend to anticipate everything I just wrote.
How to Report FAFSA College Money on a Federal Tax Return
The federal government provides various types of financial assistance to students if they file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Each type of financial award you receive has separate and unique tax consequences that are treated differently on your federal tax return. Therefore, even though your FAFSA lists these loans as part of your “award,” it is never treated as taxable income. Any award you receive from the state is subject to the same federal income tax treatment as awards from the federal government. TipThe tax treatment of your FAFSA awards is the same even if you withdraw from the college at a later date, provided you initially use the funds to pay college expenses.
Tax Dates and Deadlines in 2021
Timeline for 2021 Tax Payments and FilingAfter the unusual tax deadlines of 2020, things are returning to normal in 2021. 1st-quarter 2021 estimated tax payment due. June 15, 20212nd-quarter 2021 estimated tax payment due. Jan. 17, 20224th-quarter 2021 estimated tax payment due. You should estimate how much you will owe and then pay that amount by the regular tax filing deadline—April 15, 2021 for tax year 2020.
Guide to Investment Bonds and Taxes
Municipal bonds, also known as "muni bonds," are bonds issued by states, counties, cities, and other state and local government agencies. Municipal bonds, also known as "muni bonds," are bonds issued by states, counties, cities, and other state and local government agencies. When you buy muni bonds issued by the state where you file state taxes, the interest you earn is also exempt from state income taxes. If you buy muni bonds issued by another state, you'll still avoid federal taxes, but you'll likely be subject to state (and possibly local) income taxes. When you buy muni bonds issued by the state where you file state taxes, the interest you earn is also exempt from state income taxes.
3.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off Monterey County coast
Bay City News ServiceThe U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a 3.8 magnitude was detected at 12:45 a.m. Sunday offshore, about 20 miles northwest of San Simeon and 32 miles southwest of King City. The geographic coordinates are 35.842N, 121.468W. No further details were available.
Cuomo asks state attorney general and top judge to appoint independent lawyer for harassment probe
It was unclear whether the proposal would appease legislative leaders and other top Democrats who had assailed Cuomo's initial plan to appoint a retired federal judge to review his workplace conduct. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The administration's proposal came almost simultaneously with a statement from James calling on Cuomo to issue an executive order putting her in exclusive control of the inquiry. AdvertisementCharlotte Bennett, a low-level aide in the governor’s administration until November, told The New York Times that Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men. Cuomo said in a statement Saturday he had intended to be a mentor for Bennett, who is 25.
Marines knew infantryman shared extremist content online months before probe, records show
Marine Corps regulations say it’s mandatory that any Marine found to be participating in extremist activities be processed for separation following the first substantiated case of misconduct. Earlier this month, the newspaper obtained Martin’s investigation documents via the Freedom of Information Act. AdvertisementMartin, now out of the Marine Corps, said he thought at the time that the Marines had given him a second chance, which they revoked because of the Union-Tribune story. He hadn’t expected further disciplinary measures — not until his social media accounts became news. Advertisement“This case was investigated, adjudicated, and the Marine was separated from the Marine Corps,” Motz emailed in response to the Union-Tribune’s questions.
Monterey district says no to football this spring
The Monterey Peninsula Union School District, which includes Monterey, Seaside and Marina high schools, has announced there will be no football among other sports offered this spring. Because of guidance released by Governor’s Office Friday, the district said “… sports, including field hockey, football, girls volleyball and water polo, will not be held this year due to a variety of factors, including overall the health and safety of our student-athletes, the brevity of the season, conflicts with Season 2 sports and coach availability.”The statement was on the MPUSD website in an announcement of an athletics and information meeting to be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Information on how to join the meeting can be found at https://the.mpusd.net/athletics1“We realize this is a disappointment for some student athletes …” the announcement read, “but we are hopeful that they can find a Season 2 sport to participate in as they look forward to education opportunities beyond the classroom walls.”Season 2 sports that will be offered include track and field, tennis (boys and girls), golf (boys and girls), swimming and diving (outdoor pools only) and sideline cheer. Those sports have been cleared to begin immediately “upon availability of coach and athlete clearance.”Other Season 2 sports, including baseball, softball, soccer (boys and girls) and lacrosse (girls) are also approved by MPUSD to begin on proposed practice start dates, “assuming practice facilities are sufficient and coach/athlete clearances are made.”
Novato teachers offered early retirement incentives
Senior teachers at Novato Unified School District will be able to retire earlier than expected under a buyout plan set up by the district. Mariah Fisher, president of the Novato Federation of Teachers, said a number of union members were considering the plan. Novato is not the first Marin school district to offer early retirement incentives in recent years. The Tamalpais Union High School District set up such a program in 2018. The Larkspur-Corte Madera School District also included some early retirement incentives as part of a cost-cutting program in 2019.
Jeremy Lin plays well in return to G-League action, Santa Cruz Warriors win eighth straight
Rookie Nico Mannion, a 2020 second-round pick who is on assignment with Santa Cruz from the Golden State Warriors, was the standout in the game, scoring 27 points as the SeaDubs’ point guard. Their production was critical for the Santa Cruz effort, as team standout Jordan Poole — also on assignment from the Warriors — did not play Sunday. Alen Smailagic, a Warriors 2019 second-round pick on assignment on assignment, started and scored two points in 20 minutes. Nate Hinton added 14 points and Isaiah Reese scored 17 off the bench for Santa Cruz. Lin returned to the G-League in an effort to return to the NBA after playing last season in China.
Spacewalking astronauts prep International Space Station for new solar wings
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. With more people and experiments flying on the space station, more power will be needed to keep everything running, according to NASA. Rubins and Glover tackled the struts for the first two solar panels, due to launch in June. The eight solar panels up there now are 12 to 20 years old — most of them past their design lifetime and deteriorating. A prototype was tested at the space station in 2017.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler dies at 82
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler died Saturday at the age of 82, according to his office. Larry Fowler (Parker County Sheriff's Office)Fowler was elected sheriff in 2004. Marshals Service and the Parker County District Attorney’s Office before he joined the Parker County Sheriff’s Office. The Parker County Justice Center was renamed for Fowler in 2017, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s been a privilege in serving with him,” Parker County Judge Pat Deen told the Weatherford Democrat.
Four-star safety flips from LSU, commits to Longhorns
Four-star 2022 safety Bryan Allen Jr. is flipping his commitment from LSU to Texas, the Aledo High School junior announced in a video Sunday afternoon. Allen initially chose LSU over Florida and Arkansas in April 2020 after the Tigers won the 2019-20 national championship. Allen will join five-star quarterback commit Malik Murphy, plus three other four-star offensive commits in the Longhorns’ 2022 class. He is currently the highest-rated defensive player to commit to Texas in the 2022 class, ranked above cornerback Jaylon Guilbeau and inside linebacker Trevell Johnson. Texas’ class currently ranks No.
Bulls game called off Sunday because of Raptors’ ongoing virus issues
The fourth game the Bulls have had postponed this season, and the second one this month. The Bulls-Raptors game was the 31st postponed game so far this season, with a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. The Raptors could easily have their next few games postponed going into the break, unable to field the minimum eight players required to play a game, as well as having head coach Nick Nurse in the protocol. Yet, the NBA is still planning on having an All-Star Game in Atlanta next week, despite the logjam of regular-season games that’s only getting more cluttered. That’s why several players have publicly come out and questioned the All-Star Game still a consideration.
Peoples Gas program socks Chicagoans with unnecessarily high bills
By changing direction on its Chicago pipeline replacement program, Peoples Gas could ease the strain on its customers’ wallets. Chicagoans shouldn’t have to worry about soaring gas bills every time they turn on the heat or boil a pot of water. About a decade ago, Peoples Gas set out to accelerate the replacement of old gas mains. Peoples Gas says its replacement program protects customers, has already reduced leaks and operates under regulatory oversight. Too many Chicagoans already struggle to pay their gas bills.
St. Sabina to withhold monthly church assessments of roughly $100K until its embattled priest returns to the pulpit
Though Pfleger hoped DCFS’ findings would allow him to return to his church, the archdiocese made it clear Friday that Pfleger must stay away as its probe continues. “The law does not permit DCFS to investigate allegations of child abuse or neglect made by an adult victim,” DCFS spokesman Bill McCaffrey said. “DCFS can only determine whether there is a current child victim.”Meanwhile, Pfleger’s accusers issued a statement through their attorney that downplayed DCFS’ findings. St. Sabina’s “strategic move” comes after more than 100 Pfleger supporters gathered outside the archdiocese’s headquarters Wednesday and demanded his return to the church. The continued support for Pfleger was evidenced at Sunday’s service, where uproarious cheers broke out when the “strategic move” was announced.
Person fatally shot in Austin: police
A person was killed in a shooting Sunday in Austin on the West Side, police said. About 11:10 a.m., a male was in the 1400 block of North Mayfield Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the head, Chicago police said. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on his death. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.
Milwaukee man, 57, dies after a vehicle runs over him at the entrance to an alley on W. Concordia Ave.
Milwaukee Journal SentinelA 57-year-old Milwaukee man is dead after being run over by a car at the entrance to an alley in the 4600 block of W. Concordia Ave. A vehicle drove over the man who was on the ground about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Milwaukee police said. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. The driver of the car remained at scene. The incident will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.
White Sox’ bullpen shaping up as one of baseball’s best
The bar has been raised for the White Sox bullpenAnd it’s up there. Health is an obvious key, and knowing the variance relievers are prone to from year to year is a potential stick in the eye, but to look at the arms in the White Sox bullpen is supremely fascinating. Both are projected as long-term starters, the Sox say, but will find their way in the bullpen in 2020, perhaps as soon as Opening Day in Anaheim. Can you say double barrel shotgun action warming up in the White Sox bullpen? “Garrett had never pitched in the bullpen before and he goes out and he was able to dominate,” Bummer said.
We can improve nursing home care
Andrew M. Cuomo’s order regarding nursing homes and the coronavirus, there has been little attention paid to improving the quality of life in nursing homes. Long before the coronavirus, there were serious problems at nursing homes, including low staff pay, high employee turnover and a lack of supplies and protective equipment, and the view that nursing homes could be "profit centers." When the investigations and the politics are over, the best way to honor the 15,000 nursing home residents who died of COVID-19 in homes or hospitals is to reform care. Data from January through July shows 32.5 confirmed cases per thousand residents, compared with 146 cases per thousand residents in all certified skilled nursing homes." Michael Burgess was director of the New York State Office for the Aging (2007-2010).
Hints of hope in Long Island's ongoing fight to tame the COVID-19 pandemic
A steady drop in new Long Island COVID-19 cases, an FDA-approved single-shot dose, and more pop-up vaccine centers — like one in Lawrence Sunday for Holocaust survivors — are fueling hopes for long-term success against the pandemic. In Lawrence, about 150 Jewish residents, including 60 Holocaust survivors, received the Pfizer COVID-19 shot Sunday at a pop-up vaccination center at Marion and Aaron Guaral JCC’s Harrison-Kerr Family Center. SUBSCRIBE Cancel anytimeThe federation has helped vaccinate about 2,000 people at pop-up vaccination sites in Long Island, New York City and Westchester in recent weeks, said CEO Eric Goldstein. It was important for Holocaust survivors and other elderly residents to get vaccinated Sunday, Goldstein said, because they will get the second shot before Passover. There are about 1,500 Holocaust survivors on Long Island and about 35,000 in the metropolitan area.
Snowstorm blows through central Minnesota Sunday, causing dozens of accidents and spin-outs
Much of the Twin Cities and central Minnesota saw significant snowfall on Sunday morning as a storm front moved through the area, prompting the National Weather Service to declare a winter storm warning. The storm had shifted eastward by noon after blanketing parts of central Minnesota with as much as six inches of snow, according to the weather service’s Chanhassen office. Official snowfall totals as of noon included 4 inches in St. The storm caused 55 crashes and 45 spin-outs, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The first two weeks of March are predicted to have above-average temperatures, according to the weather service.
Review: Joffrey Ballet’s virtual, bursting ‘Boléro’ brings us a rite of spring
Since the designer Temur Suluashvili has costumed Bueno only in a white, business-like shirt, and the rest of the company in black bottoms, it felt at times likes this was a deconstruction of the lost rhythms of the office. It could be read as an ironic commentary on the complacent inevitability Ravel tried to instill in his formatively rigorous “Boléro,” given the disruption of viral interventions. If your head goes there, you’ll likely see Bueno as a kind of resistance fighter, repelling the ravages of the moment on the body.
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes review after claims he sexually harassed employees
Andrew Cuomo has asked the state’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. It was unclear whether the proposal would appease legislative leaders and other top Democrats who had assailed Cuomo’s initial plan to appoint a retired federal judge to review his workplace conduct. The administration’s proposal came almost simultaneously with a statement from James calling on Cuomo to issue an executive order putting her in exclusive control of the inquiry. Under state law, the state attorney general needs a referral from the governor in order to investigate his conduct. The 63-year-old Cuomo said in a statement Saturday he had intended to be a mentor for Bennett, who is 25.
Golden Globes 2021 pre-show coverage: Time, channel, how to watch online without cable
But, just as the 2021 Golden Globes Awards show is still happening on Sunday, so is pre-show coverage. channel, where awards show red carpet coverage has become a tradition, Sunday brings the usual time-filling chatter of the “Countdown to the Golden Globes,” which begins hours before anything is scheduled to happen. Golden Globes,” with pre-awards show stalwart Giuliana Rancic and others on hand. In addition, the hourlong telecast will feature the most memorable, funniest and indelible moments in Golden Globe history.”Time: 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 28Channel: NBCHow to stream: Livestream on FuboTVThe 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will start at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m.
Spacewalking astronauts prep International Space Station for new solar wings
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. With more people and experiments flying on the space station, more power will be needed to keep everything running, according to NASA. Rubins and Glover worked on the struts for the first two solar panels, due to launch in June. The eight solar panels up there now are 12 to 20 years old — most of them past their design lifetime and deteriorating. A prototype was tested at the space station in 2017.
A massive Portland midcentury modern with plants growing on the roof, a ceramic studio in back is for sale at $2.4 million
Pull your gaze away from the handsome Portland midcentury modern house and look up: Plants are growing on the roof. The reimagined dwelling was one of the first in the city to install vegetation on top of a waterproof layer as an ecoroof to improve air, water and the planet. Other benefits to living roofs: They absorb carbon dioxide, cool urban heat islands and filter air pollutants, says the city. The roof here is large; it shelters the 4,750-square-foot main house on the property at 2855 S.W. Eco friendly features underneath the roof garden include geothermal heating, ventilation and air conditioning, heat pumps and tankless hot water systems.
Tell us your experience getting or scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine
The EnquirerThe Enquirer is gathering information on the rollout of the vaccines in your community. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to any Ohioan age 70 and older, and next week, anyone age 65 and older is eligible to get the shot. In Kentucky, people age 75 and older are eligible for vaccination. [ Sign up for the free Coronavirus Watch newsletter to get the latest news happening in Ohio, Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. ] ?? Join us Feb. 10:The Enquirer and mental health experts to discuss impact of the pandemicCOVID-19 vaccine guide:Who is eligible and what is the plan for Ohio and Kentucky
Springdale police chief responds to viral video alleging officers used excessive force in Sky Zone arrest
The chief of police in Springdale issued a response along with body camera footage on Sunday in response to a video of an arrest that went viral on social media alleging officers had used excessive force. Officers with the Springdale Police Department responded around 5:50 p.m. on Friday to a domestic dispute at the Sky Zone on 11745 Commons Dr., according to Wells. According to Wells, Oliver had two outstanding felony warrants including one for escape. "The officers repeatedly asked Mr. Oliver to submit to the arrest," Wells said. Officers used a drive stun Taser on Oliver for two seconds after giving three verbal warnings.
18 killed in crackdown on Myanmar protests, UN human rights official says
Associated PressYangon, Myanmar – Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power, and a U.N. human rights official said it had “credible information” that 18 people were killed and 30 were wounded. An Associated Press journalist was taken into police custody on Saturday morning while providing news coverage of the protests. In Dawei, local media reported at least three people were killed during a protest march, supported by photos and video. Videos and photos showed protesters running as police charged at them, and residents setting up makeshift roadblocks to slow their advance. “The world is watching the actions of the Myanmar military junta, and will hold them accountable,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for New York-based Human Rights Watch.
Late Celta goal extends Valladolid's winless streak in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Colombian defender Jeison Murillo scored in the final minute of stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Celta Vigo against relegation-threatened Valladolid in the Spanish league on Sunday. Murillo netted the equalizer with a header from a set piece taken by Iago Aspas in the fourth minute of added time. The result extended Valladolid's winless streak in the league to eight matches. The team owned by former Brazil great Ronaldo stayed just outside the relegation zone with 22 points from 25 matches. Celta, which has one win in its last 10 matches in all competitions, was in 11th place with 30 points from 25.
Draw at Chelsea a sign that United title bid has fallen away
Draw at Chelsea a sign that United title bid has fallen awayLONDON (AP) — An unexpected but burgeoning title challenge for Manchester United has fallen apart in just a few weeks. A 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday was the fifth time United has been held in the nine Premier League matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side went top 47 days earlier. There have also only been three wins since the Jan. 12 victory over Burnley that gave United a glimmer of hope of lifting the trophy for the first time since 2013, allowing Manchester City to take control. United remains second in the standings, but City has now been able to extend its lead to 12 points after beating West Ham on Saturday.
Fonte late header secures point to keep Lille top in France
Fonte late header secures point to keep Lille top in FrancePARIS (AP) — Captain Jose Fonte rescued a point for Lille with a thumping late header in a 1-1 home draw with Strasbourg on Sunday to ensure his side stays top of the French league. Lille will remain one point clear of Lyon even if Lyon wins at Marseille later Sunday. Lille is two points ahead of defending champion Paris Saint-Germain. Strasbourg stunned Lille when it took the lead through striker Ludovic Ajorque in the 35th minute, finishing powerfully from Frederic Guilbert's cross. Both sides wasted chances before the 37-year-old Fonte rose at the back post to meet Benjamin Andre's pinpoint cross from the left.
Purim celebrations threaten fresh virus outbreak in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) — Mass gatherings took place in Jerusalem on Sunday as Israelis celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim in violation of coronavirus restrictions. Authorities had been concerned about a repeat of last year, when Purim celebrations helped fuel an initial wave of the coronavirus in the earliest days of the global pandemic. The government urged people to celebrate at home this year, and police attempted to block traffic from entering Jerusalem and declared strict limits on public gatherings. But the restrictions were not able to prevent street parties as well as mass prayer celebrations in ultra-Orthodox areas, which have repeatedly flouted safety rules. Purim marks the victory of Jews over a tyrant in ancient Persia and is celebrated with costumes, drinking and parties.
Indiana official apologizes for blackface Halloween costume
(AP) — A northwestern Indiana City Council member and police officer has apologized after photos recently surfaced of him in blackface nearly 20 years ago at a Halloween party. Merrillville Councilman Jeff Minchuk, who is also a Lake County Sheriff's Office police officer, apologized Saturday on Facebook. “I blame no one else for what happened, it was my decision and a poor one at that. The thing that bothers me the most is, that this is not who I am,” Minchuk wrote. The photos were reportedly taken around 2003.
RNC chair Ronna McDaniel defends Trump record, says GOP more united than divided
Republican National Committee chair and former Michigan GOP chair Ronna McDaniel on Sunday criticized President Joe Biden's policies, insisted the Republican Party is more united than it is divided, and said QAnon conspiracy theorists are not welcome within the party. "It's up to the voters, and the voters are saying, overwhelmingly, they agree with what President Trump did in office," McDaniel said. "You see Joe Biden strip away energy independence and cancel the Keystone Pipeline. But McDaniel insisted members of the GOP "overwhelmingly ... (agree) with each other on more than we disagree with each other on." McDaniel deflected questions about how "damaging" the Jan. 6 insurrection was to the GOP and whether Trump has engaged in any "self-reflection" on the attack.
Bulldogs show some bite in 73-61 win over No. 8 Villanova
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Harris scored 20 points and Jair Bolden added 15 on Sunday to lead Butler to a 73-61 victory over No. 8 Villanova, which became the sixth top-15 team to lose this weekend. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead Villanova (15-4, 10-3), which had won 13 of its previous 15 and was favored by 10 1/2 points. Collin Gillespie had 14 points for the Wildcats, who followed losses on Saturday by No. The Bulldogs took full advantage with a 16-3 run to take a 31-20 lead.
AP source: Royals, Dozier agree to $25M, 4-year deal
(AP) — The Royals and third baseman Hunter Dozier have agreed to a $25 million, four-year contract that includes a fifth-year option, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical. ESPN.com was first to report the extension, which buys out two years of free agency and includes several escalators and bonuses. “We'll always look to do that when the opportunity is right. But he missed the start of last season with COVID-19 and wound up hitting just .228 with six homers and 12 RBIs in 44 games.
Goffin beats Bautista Agut to win Open Sud de France title
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Second-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to win the Open Sud de France on Sunday and clinch his fifth career title. Bautista Agut was chasing a 10th career title and first since winning Doha in 2019, but Goffin took control when he broke his opponent in the first game of the deciding set and went on to celebrate his first title since Tokyo in 2017. “This is my fifth (title) and every tournament that I’ve won was very special,” Goffin said. I’ve had matches (where) I had zero chance to win in the final. Sometimes you take it, sometimes not.”The 30-year-old Goffin has now beaten Bautista Agut in four straight matches and leads him 4-2 overall.
The Latest: Utah cancels vaccine dates for thousands
———BUDAPEST — Hungary’s prime minister on Sunday received a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China as his country aims to boost vaccination rates using jabs developed in eastern countries. Prime Minister Viktor Orban posted photos on Facebook of himself being inoculated with the Sinopharm vaccine. Hungary last week became the first country in the European Union to begin using the Chinese jab. If we didn’t have the Russian and Chinese vaccines, we would be in big trouble,” Orban said during a radio interview on Friday. He earlier said he would choose to receive the Sinopharm vaccine because he trusted it the most.
Phoenix police investigate fatal shooting of man at a hotel
PHOENIX (AP) — A man is dead after a shooting at a Phoenix hotel., police said Sunday. They said officers arrived on the scene about 8 p.m. Saturday and found 31-year-old Dominicko Howell with gunshot wounds. Police said Howell was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. No information was immediately released about a possible suspect or what led to the shooting. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief
We need to plan for them and prepare for them.”ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................A White House proposal could come out in March. Democrats passed a $1.5 trillion package in the House last year, but it went nowhere with the Trump administration and the Republican-led Senate. During the presidential campaign, Biden pledged to deploy $2 trillion on infrastructure and clean energy, but the White House has not ruled out an even higher price tag. “He’s been a long fan of investing in infrastructure — long outdated — long overdue, I should say,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, told the AP that he foresees a comprehensive House package that will go beyond roads, bridges and public transit.
UNM: Paul Weir’s $490,000 buyout will be privately funded
A history of buyoutsNuñez said he understands a coaching buyout at UNM is a touchy subject. Davie’s buyout, UNM says, has been handled within the budget of athletics. Krebs, expecting criticism both of the buyout owed Neal and any potential buyout owed to his successor, was emphatic in saying that whoever took the job would do so with the understanding that UNM would not pay any portion of a buyout with the new coach’s employer. While UNM did not pay Weir’s buyout; it included in his six-year contract an annual retention bonus that was converted in 2018 to a payment to NMSU. Essentially, UNM agreed to send the $50,000 per year owed to Weir as a retention bonus to NMSU each May 1, which covered the buyout payment.
Photos: Andrew Cuomo through the years
The move came after legislative leaders assailed Cuomo's plan to appoint a retired federal judge to conduct the probe. Get the latest.
VCU investigating student's death, shuts down fraternity
Police are investigating the death of Virginia Commonwealth University student Adam Oakes that took place early Saturday at an off-campus residence. In the same press release Sunday, VCU announced it has suspended the Delta Chi fraternity. Similarly, the Delta Chi national office issued a cease-and-desist order to its VCU chapter Saturday. The VCU chapter of the fraternity had shut down its social media accounts by Sunday morning. A GoFundMe was created for Mr. Oakes' family and has raised more than $16,000.
Va. police: Off-duty captain killed in weekend hit-and-run
HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A veteran off-duty captain for a Virginia police department was a pedestrian killed during a hit-and-run crash this weekend, police said. Henrico County Police Capt. Donald Lambert Jr. died at the scene of Saturday morning’s collision near Hanover County Municipal Airport, according to the police department. Officers from several sheriff’s departments and the Virginia State Police conducted air and ground searches on Saturday looking for the vehicle involved, media reports said. Lambert served with Henrico police for 33 years and was captain of the department’s Special Operations group.
Louisville men's swimming and diving team wins first-ever ACC championship
7 University of Louisville men’s swimming and diving team has won the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship title. The Cardinals broke five school records and produced eight gold-medal performances throughout the four-day meet, finishing with 1181 points. Louisville came out on top in what proved to be one of the tightest team races in recent ACC history, snapping NC State’s six-year winning streak. His time pushed him up to second all-time in school history in the event, which was won by Virginia’s Matt Brownstead in 41.87. His time was just off his own school, meet, and pool record of 1:38.65 set last year and is currently the fastest time in the NCAA.
Lee Mason is past it and should have retired – what happened at the Hawthorns was appalling refereeing
Normally I would suggest the PGMOL provides a referee who is struggling with the support that they need. But I’m afraid I think it is too late for Mason. In December, Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager, went on record saying Mason was not fit for the top level anymore after his side lost to Burnley. Then last month, he was the Var for Tomas Soucek’s red card against Fulham, which was overturned on appeal. Bankes officiated well over the weekend, but we shouldn’t be surprised that mistakes are being made elsewhere.
‘We have to win’: Myanmar protesters persevere as forces ramp up violence
They were carrying his cousin, Nyi Nyi Aung Htet Naing, who had been shot in his lower abdomen. Doctors in a nearby neighbourhood desperately tried to help, said Ye Swan Htet, but they were unable to save him. Nyi Nyi Aung Htet Naing, 23, was one of at least 18 people killed in violence by security forces on Sunday, according to UN estimates. In Dawei, Mandalay, Myeik, Bago and Pakokku, protesters were killed with live ammunition, according to the UN, which condemned the use of escalating forces against peaceful protesters. On exiting the car, police approached them from two directions, “sandwiching” them in and throwing teargas, Ye Swan Htet said.
Pfizer vaccine may be less effective in people with obesity, says study
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may be less effective in people with obesity, data suggests. Italian researchers have discovered that healthcare workers with obesity produced only about half the amount of antibodies in response to a second dose of the jab compared with healthy people. Although it is too soon to know what this means for the efficacy of the vaccine, it might imply that people with obesity need an additional booster dose to ensure they are adequately protected against coronavirus. Separate research has shown that the flu vaccine is only half as effective in people with obesity compared to those who are a healthy weight. The new study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, provides the first direct evidence to suggest a similar problem might occur with Covid-19 vaccines.
Manchester United fire more blanks in Premier League stalemate at Chelsea
It is the statistic that undermines the good that Manchester United have done in this season’s Premier League. Their only return in what is now seven attempts came from Bruno Fernandes’s penalty in the 6-1 home defeat against Tottenham. The draw did extend United’s club record unbeaten top-flight away sequence to 20 matches and, more importantly, it kept them six points above fifth-placed Chelsea. A Champions League finish is the most likely prize for United’s endeavours in the league. Chelsea could be unhappier with the result, although it continued Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten start to life at the club.
Now is not the moment to clobber people and business with tax rises
Yet I doubt that this will be the occasion when Mr Sunak piles on the agony. Even so, as the furlough scheme and other support measures end after a few months, government spending and borrowing should fall back dramatically. To clobber people and companies now with a raft of tax increases, before the recovery has even begun, would be tone deaf to the importance of confidence. That would be a reasonable point at which to dispense a bit of a dampener, if that is what Mr Sunak wants to do. That is not to say that Mr Sunak is wrong to insist that the current setting for economic policy cannot continue forever.
City shirtmaker Pink ties up new future with sale of brand
Thomas Pink, the collapsed shirtmaker once the outfitter of choice to high-flying City suits, could be set to return after a former JD Sports executive acquired its brand. Thomas Pink was at one stage the preferred shirt brand in the Eighties and Nineties of dealmakers. According to the Mail, a new holding company called Thomas Pink Shirtmaker has been set up in the US. The deal is expected to include the Thomas Pink brand and intellectual property rights but not its shops. At the end of January, a new website for Thomas Pink emerged with the message: “Don’t fret – we’ll be back soon.
Democrats call for attorney general to investigate sexual harassment claims against Cuomo
Congressional Democrats on Sunday called for the New York attorney general to investigate a second woman’s allegations of sexual harassment against the state governor, Andrew Cuomo, while the leader of the state’s ethics panel demanded his resignation. James said on Twitter: “Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously. And Democratic New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that Boylan and Bennett’s “detailed accounts of sexual harassment by Gov Cuomo are extremely serious and painful to read”. Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett’s detailed accounts of sexual harassment by Gov. “New Yorkers have seen detailed, documented accounts of sexual harassment, multiple instances of intimidation, and the admitted withholding of information on the deaths of over 15,000 people,” De Blasio said.
Chelsea vs Manchester United result: Race for the Champions League unmoved by stalemate
The race for the Champions League places remains so unpredictable, partly because the games between the main sides are so predictable. They haven’t scored in open play in one of these games since the last before the pandemic, the 2-0 win over Manchester City. Read our privacy notice Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. The two teams meanwhile could have played this game for another week and there wouldn’t have been a goal. In one of the last meaningful acts of the game, James just passed the ball straight out of play.
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Five things we learned as Blues miss chance to jump into top four
Chelsea and Manchester United drew 0-0 in a tight and tense game in the Premier League on Sunday. Here are five things we learned from the game at Stamford Bridge. Wing-back battleIndependent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Questionable formLooking at Premier League form, United might be second in the table but they’re a million miles off being title-challengers.
Live economic signals show UK recovery has already begun
A spending and hiring spree has kickstarted Britain’s economic recovery in recent weeks despite tough Covid restrictions still being in place, live growth signals suggest. A strong bounce back in a range of indicators tracked by forecasters, including credit card spending, job listings and movement, point to the recovery from the biggest annual plunge in output in 300 years beginning in February. Economists said the unveiling of the reopening roadmap will boost activity further after green shoots of the recovery emerged. Forecasters have tracked live signals to test the temperature of the economy during the pandemic as official growth data will not be available for months. Its overall economic activity indicator, which uses a range of measures to detect swings in the economy, points to GDP rebounding more than 1pc in February after a 5pc slump in output in January.
Quarantining couple found dead by their 11-year-old daughter
An 11-year-old allegedly found her parents dead in their basement, where they had been quarantining with Covid-19. Officers from St Louis County Police Department were called to the family home in Mehlville, a suburb of St Louis, on Thursday last week following a report of a sudden death. Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the News newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Thanks for signing up to the News newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. According to reports, the daughter was the only child of the couple, neither of whom have been identified by authorities.
Key moment in aviation as Rolls-Royce develops its electric plane
‘Shall we give it a go, then?” asks pilot Phill O’Dell as he and a small group of engineers quietly prepare to take a step towards making history at sleepy Gloucester airport. Their small, sleek and low-slung, silver-and-blue aircraft – named Spirit of Innovation – attracts envious looks from pilots of other planes that look dated by comparison as it taxies out on to the runway for the first time, beginning essential tests ahead of its first planned flight in a few weeks. Soon after Spirit of Innovation aims to claim the world air speed record for an electrically-powered aircraft, breaking through 300mph, almost 100mph faster than the current top speed held by a German manufacturer. But on Friday afternoon, as The Daily Telegraph witnessed what could be a key milestone in aviation, there was no fanfare.
Former Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder passes away at the age of 65 after brain tumour battle
Former Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder has passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with a brain tumour. Gary Neville worked with Roeder when the late manager was an England coach and paid tribute to his former manager on Sunday. Roeder also worked alongside England manager Glenn Hoddle (R) in the national team set-upHutchison tweeted: 'I'll never ever forget when my dad was passing away. In statements on social media, Newcastle, West Ham and Norwich announced they were 'saddened' by the passing of their former player and manager. Norwich City and former Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul tweeted on Sunday: 'So sad to hear the news that Glenn Roeder passed away.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool - Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates
Liverpool travel to basement boys Sheffield United on Sunday evening desperate to end their four-mach losing streak in the Premier League. Not only have their hopes of retaining the Premier League title vanished, but Jurgen Klopp's side are now in danger of missing out on the top four altogether amid their woeful slump in form. The Reds will be hoping to get back on track against strugglers Sheffield United, who appear destined to be playing in the Championship next season. Follow Sportsmail's SAM BLITZ for live EPL coverage of Sheffield United vs Liverpool, including scoreline, lineups and build-up.
Ash from Mount Etna's volcanic eruption coats nearby village
Residents use brooms to sweep up ash from Mount Etna's volcanic eruption, which coated streets and cars in a nearby village
Man charged after protest over 'satanic' Cyprus Eurovision song
A man arrested over a protest against Cyprus's choice of Eurovision song has been charged, police have said. The man, who has not been named, is accused of barging into the grounds of the country's public service broadcaster and abusing staff. He claimed the nation's 2021 entry to the competition - El Diablo - or The Devil - is an "affront to Christianity", has "satanic" connotations, and the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation should not be showing it. Video posted online shows the man shouting at a number of employees at the CyBC news department in Nicosia. He has been charged with four offences, including threatening behaviour, verbal abuse and causing a disturbance, local police said on Sunday.
Melbourne man Barry Leadbetter stuns crowds with piano playing
Barry 'Bazza' Leadbetter first revealed his talent on a second-hand piano at the 'Posh Op Shoppe' in Elsternwick, in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, years ago. The 76-year-old's talent caught the attention of op shop owner Rosalie Silverstein, who said his discovery of the unused piano was 'meant to be'. Barry 'Bazza' Leadbetter, 76, plays classical tunes outside a Melbourne op shop every weekendPictured: Barry 'Bazza' Leadbetter playing outside the 'Posh Op Shoppe' in ElsternwickA video of Mr Leadbetter playing outside the op shop, where he performs classical tunes for the public most weekends, was uploaded to Reddit on Sunday. Other people said Mr Leadbetter was an example of someone who could be too quickly underestimated. Mr Leadbetter performs for crowds every weekend outside the Elsternwick op shop, but has dreams of someday playing in a live venue.
Russia launches space satellite Arktika-M on first mission to the Arctic
Russia has launched a space satellite to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic - a move by the Kremlin to expand the country's activities in the region. Image: The Arktika-M will have a highly elliptical orbit that passes high over northern latitudes allowing it to monitor northern regions for lengthy periods. Pic: RUSSIAN SPACE AGENCY ROSCOSMOSImage: Russia plans to send up a second satellite in 2023. Pic: RUSSIAN SPACE AGENCY ROSCOSMOShe added that Russia plans to send up a second satellite in 2023 and, combined, the two will offer round-the-clock, all-weather monitoring of the Arctic Ocean and the surface of the Earth. Pic: RUSSIAN SPACE AGENCY ROSCOSMOSAccording to the space agency, at the right orbit, the satellite will be able to monitor and take images of the Arctic every 15-30 minutes, which can't be continuously observed by satellites that orbit above the Earth's equator.
Bella Hadid shows off her figure in two ensembles
And Sunday was no different for Bella Hadid as she flashed her toned stomach in a skimpy white tee at the airport in Italy before revealing her pert cleavage in a burnt orange shirt. The brunette Hadid sister made sure to protect herself from the novel coronavirus with a complementing brown face mask. The star was joined by her model sister Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk as they sauntered through the city ahead of MFW. Gigi was unrecognisable as she donned a woollen hat and large shades, together with a black face mask, after the flight. Low profile: Gigi was unrecognisable as she donned a woollen hat and large shades, together with a black face mask, after the flight
90 Day Fiance star Big Ed says ex-girlfriend Rose Vega is better off financially now thanks to him
A star on the hit TLC show 90 Day Fiance says his ex-girlfriend is in a better place financially thanks to him and the show. Ed Brown, 55 — known as 'Big Ed,' — says his Filipina ex Rose Vega, 24, is now 'in a better financial situation,' due to their relationship, opening up about it in an interview with People magazine. 'She's in a better financial situation, and that's because of us meeting, than she could ever imagine. Learning from the past: On 90 Day Bares All he got his chance to apologize telling her 'Today, I apologize. The photographer turned interior designer told her: 'Well, I'm happy that you're happy and I don't regret meeting you at all.
Amelia Gray Hamlin proudly shows off her gym-honed abs in a blue sports bra and matching leggings
Amelia Gray Hamlin showcased her toned abs as she posed up a storm in an asymmetrical, aqua blue sports bra for a series of sizzling selfies. 'We love this blue,' the 19-year-old daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin gushed of her stylish workout set. This comes days after her beau Scott Disick was seen in a KUWTK teaser telling ex Kourtney Kardashian he would marry her on the spot. In a teaser for the new season of KUWTK Scott is telling Kourtney he would marry her on the spot. He then says that they both know one day they will be wed.Before Amelia, Scott had a three-year relationship with Lionel Richie's daughter Sofia, who would take joint trips with Scott, Kourtney and the children.
Olivia Culpo looks radiant against the setting sun in a series of Instagram snaps in Santa Monica
Olivia Culpo appeared to be making the most of the last bit of the golden hour in a trio of snaps posted to her Instagram account on Saturday. The former Miss Rhode Island was pictured spending time in the fresh coastal air as she took in the setting seaside sun. After sharing the photos to her account, the 28-year-old model was seen walking to a dinner appointment at Elephante in Santa Monica. In addition to her frequent social media shots, the model is known for her various forays into the fashion business. The model concluded by expressing that she understood the need for keeping a positive mental attitude in hard times.
Militant teachers call for strike to disrupt plan for all children to return to school on March 8
Militant teachers are calling for a strike to disrupt the plan for all children to return to school on March 8. Union activist Martin Powell-Davies has said school chiefs will be 'failing in their responsibilities' of health and safety measures if they 'recklessly' open their doors. He has urged the National Education Union, which represents 450,000 employees, to join his plans for a strike the day before children are due to return to the classroom. Militant teachers are calling for a strike to disrupt the plan for all children to return to school on March 8He told The Sun: 'If those decisions are not met then employers will be failing in their duties. Conservative MP Bim Afolami said last night: 'Every day a school is closed is a bad day for children.
Locals sweep up volcanic rubble after fresh Mount Etna eruption covers their town with debris
AdvertisementResidents living in Mount Etna's shadow have been forced to sweep up volcanic rubble after a fresh eruption covered their town with debris. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology of Catania confirmed that there was a resumption in 'strombolian activity' - volcanic eruptions with relatively mild blasts - this morning. Residents living in Mount Etna's shadow have been forced to sweep up volcanic rubble after a fresh eruption covered their town with debris. Residents in nearby villages have now been left to clear up the debris in the aftermath which has continually covered streets, cars and houses. In 1992, lava streaming down its slope threatened Zafferana, a town of 7,000, in what's thought to be the most voluminous flank eruption in 300 years.
Moment two mountaineers ski down Yosemite's Half Dome
Nail-biting video shows the men carefully carving their way in crusty snow and using ropes to rappel several sections of bare rock known as the 'death slabs' beneath the iconic face of Half Dome. He first climbed Half Dome as a youngster, clinging to the same cables tens of thousands of visitors do every year to ascend the final steep pitch up the rounded side of the polished granite feature. 'I've been attracted to Half Dome for as long as I can remember.' He said he tried to ski down Half Dome each of the past three years, but called it off after finding unsuitable snow. This year, an early February storm filled Yosemite with fresh powder, including about 2 to 3 inches of snow at the peak of Half Dome.
Larsa Pippen EXCLUSIVE: In a string bikini in Miami
A 10: Larsa Pippen has managed to keep her figure in tip top shape thanks to daily workouts, yoga sessions and using intermittent fasting. A fun design: The TV star had on a black two piece that had a white design on the bra top. The TV star is currently considering an offer to join the show, even though it's not yet been given the green light. A source told 'Entertainment Tonight': '[Larsa] has been offered a role on The Real Housewives of Miami and is considering it.' Meanwhile, a source previously claimed that Kim and Larsa simply grew apart as friends.
AOC says sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo are 'extremely serious and painful to read'
Cuomo are extremely serious and painful to read,’ the Democratic congresswoman who represents Queens and the Bronx tweeted on Sunday. President Joe Biden's chief spokesperson on Sunday came out in support of an independent investigation. Prior to being a judge, Jones worked under Rudy Giuliani when he was the U.S. attorney in Manhattan in the 1980s. Biden wants an investigation into sexual assault and harassment allegations levied against Cuomo, the president's spokesperson revealed Sunday. House Rep. Jerry Nadler released a statement on Sunday which read: 'The recent allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Cuomo are deeply troubling and deserve a thorough investigation.
Leading Democrats Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi all stay silent on Cuomo allegations
A number of high profile female Democrats have so far refused to comment on allegations against Andrew Cuomo - despite vilifying conservatives accused of sexual harassment throughout the MeToo era. Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Senator Elizabeth Warren have all not yet released statements regarding the claims. And that's true for her and it's also true for Governor Cuomo,' Gillibrand said Thursday. He accused Cuomo of 'berating' him in order to pressure him 'to issue a statement that invalidated what I heard. Kim has now come out in support of Boylan, who tweeted after she went public with her sexual assault allegations.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's VERY tangled love life
From the daughter of RFK, to a celebrity chef to his swooning army of self-described ‘Cuomosexuals’, the love life of New York Gov. And before dating Lee, Cuomo was married to a member of America's most famous political dynasty: Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of former Attorney General and Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy. The love life of New York Gov. According to the New York Daily News, Kerry Kennedy decided she could be with Cuomo no longer following his failed governor bid in 2002. Bennett, who was an executive assistant before she resigned in November, claims on numerous occasions, the governor asked her questions about her personal life.
UN calls for children in Syria camps to be allowed home
After years of leading the US-backed fight against IS, Syria's Kurds hold thousands of alleged jihadist fighters in jails and tens of thousands of their family members in camps in northeast Syria. "In the northeast of Syria, there are more than 22,000 foreign children from at least 60 nationalities who languish in camps and prisons, in addition to many thousands of Syrian children," UNICEF regional director Ted Chaiban said in a statement, without giving a number of children held in jails. He urged authorities in the northeast of Syria and UN member states to "do everything possible to bring children currently in the northeast of Syria back home". They should do this "through integrating Syrian children in their local communities and the repatriation of foreign children," he added. On February 1, the Save the Children charity also urged Iraq and Western countries to repatriate children from northeast Syria faster.
Police chief reveals far-right plot to ‘blow up the Capitol’ during Biden’s State of the Union
“We know members of the militia groups that were present on Jan. 6 have stated their desires that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible with a direct nexus to the State of the Union,” said Pittman, who took over as chief after her predecessor, Steven Sund, resigned in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol assault.
‘No’: New York Lawmakers Aren’t Buying Cuomo’s New Plan for Investigation into Sexual Harassment Claims Against Him
The office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo already changed direction on an “independent review” of the sexual harassment claims against the politician, but the new plan fell short of demands. “This is not how it is supposed to work,” New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes (D) wrote in a tweet Sunday. He called on Cuomo to refer the matter to James, and only James. https://t.co/WsqGpqZ4Wb — Andrew Gounardes (@agounardes) February 28, 2021This follows after a second former aide stepped forward with sexual harassment claims. The work product will be solely controlled by that independent lawyer personally selected by the Attorney General and Chief Judge.”This is not what people wanted.
Evangelicals hope to cancel “Blue’s Clues” next for recognizing the letter “P”
Potato Head is going gender neutral & conservatives’ heads are explodingThe hit children’s series Blues Clues & You! The Nickelodeon show – which is a reboot of the hit 1996 show Blues Clues – posted a video to YouTube with a song about the alphabet. “The first thing that came to my mind was P is for pride when I got the script,” said animator Sammi WS Chan. #PRIDE #BluesClues #LGBTQIA https://t.co/xFRFuZbddo pic.twitter.com/KhPDGbildS — Sammi WS Chan (@Sammicanart) February 11, 2021If you’ve lost track of the brands the hate group front is “currently” boycotting, the recent short list includes Dole, Oreos, Cradbury Eggs, and eHarmony. Whether it was cartoons with dogs, dishwashing liquid, fruit, hummus, movies with cyclops, or wrapping paper, the One Million Moms group has been there, trying to cancel anyone who dares recognize the existence of LGBTQ people.
NEWS: Sanders Statement on Air Strikes in Syria
BURLINGTON, February 26 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday issued the following statement after U.S. forces carried out an air strike on a site in Syria:“I am very concerned that last night’s strike by U.S. forces in Syria puts our country on the path of continuing the Forever War instead of ending it. This is the same path we’ve been on for almost two decades. “In 2019, Congress passed the first War Powers Resolution in history to end U.S. participation in the war in Yemen. Congress passed another such resolution in 2020 to prevent Trump from starting a war with Iran. These were important and historic steps by the Congress to reassert Constitutional authority over the use of force, and we must continue to build on those efforts.
Top Dems, AOC demand independent probe of Cuomo sexual harassment claims
Top Democratic lawmakers including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday demanded a truly independent probe into sexual harassment allegations lodged against Gov. After a second ex-staffer in less than a week detailed alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Cuomo on Saturday, the governor’s office first tapped former federal judge Barbara Jones to conduct an investigation. “Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett’s detailed accounts of sexual harassment by Gov. Nothing but a completely independent investigation of these credible allegations of sexual harassment in the office of @NYGovCuomo is acceptable.”The sentiments were, however, by no means limited to women or Democrats. “The recent allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Cuomo are deeply troubling and deserve a thorough investigation,” tweeted US Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-Brooklyn/Manhattan).
Trump’s expected message to GOP today: It’s all about me
“I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together four years ago is far from over,” he’ll say, according to excerpts of his speech shared by aides. “We are gathered this afternoon to talk about the future — the future of our movement, the future of our party and the future of our beloved country.”
UN agency says at least 18 dead as Myanmar police ramp up use of force on protesters after military coup
“We strongly condemn the escalating violence against protests in Myanmar and call on the military to immediately halt the use of force against peaceful protesters,” office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said. Social media and the coup:Why is Facebook banning Myanmar military pages? In Dawei, media reported at least three people were killed during a protest march. “The world is watching the actions of the Myanmar military junta and will hold them accountable,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for New York-based Human Rights Watch. More:Biden says US will sanction Myanmar military leaders after coup, warns not to stop protests
U.S. administers 75.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 75,236,003 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in the country as of Sunday morning and it had distributed 96,402,490 doses. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines involve two doses. The CDC on Saturday had reported a tally of 72,806,180 vaccines doses administered and 96,402,290 doses distributed. The agency said that as of Sunday, 49,772,180 people had received at least one vaccine dose while 24,779,920 had received the two doses. A total of 7,112,537 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said.
Russia shows off new Covid-19 vaccine factory even as its people hesitate to get the shot
Boxes of Sputnik V are kept in cold storage before shipment. In cavernous walk-in refrigerators, with temperatures even colder than the freezing Russian winter, vials of Sputnik V sit packed in crates, awaiting distribution. But in a country where many people look to the Kremlin strongman for his lead, his abstinence on the Sputnik V front is notable and discouraging. People line up to receive a shot of Sputnik V at a clinic in the GUM mall in Moscow. "We don't want to go up there yet," Svistunov told CNN, as he gestures to the heavens.
Iran dismisses idea of talks with EU and U.S. to revive 2015 nuclear deal
FILE PHOTO: Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of on-off negotiations with an agreement that could potentially transform the Middle East. REUTERS/Joe Klamar/Pool/File PhotoDUBAI (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday ruled out holding an informal meeting with the United States and European powers to discuss ways to revive its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, insisting that Washington must lift all its unilateral sanctions. Iran and the new U.S. administration of President Joe Biden have been at odds over who should take the first step to revive the accord. Iran insists the United States must first lift sanctions while Washington says Tehran must first return to compliance with the deal, which it has been progressively breaching. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sketched out a potential choreography on Feb. 1 to overcome the impasse.
Bitcoin extends retreat from record high to hit lowest in 20 days
FILE PHOTO: Representation of the virtual currency Bitcoin is seen on a motherboard in this picture illustration taken April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped 6.39% to $43,165.78 on Sunday, losing $2,944.20 from its previous close. Major firms such as BNY Mellon, asset manager BlackRock Inc and credit card giant Mastercard Inc have backed cryptocurrencies. Tesla Inc, Square Inc and MicroStrategy Inc have invested in bitcoin. Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, dropped 8.88% to $1,329.46 on Sunday, losing $129.57 from its previous close.
A Supreme Court Test for What’s Left of the Voting Rights Act
“It is not enough that a rule has a racially disparate impact,” he said. “That disparity must be related to, and explained by, the history of discrimination in the jurisdiction. Mr. Brnovich, the state attorney general, said the disparate effect on minority voters must be substantial and caused by the challenged practice rather than some other factor. Last year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, ruled that both Arizona restrictions violated Section 2 because they disproportionately disadvantaged minority voters. Judge Fletcher added that “there is no evidence of any fraud in the long history of third-party ballot collection in Arizona.”
'Are we still a band?': Nick Jonas assures a worried Kevin the family band is still together on 'SNL'
Don't worry, Kevin Jonas, the Jonas Brothers aren't going anywhere. Appearing over the weekend on "Saturday Night Live," Nick Jonas, who joked his name was short for "Nicholas Jonas Brothers," served as host and musical guest. Though he was appearing as a solo act, his brother and bandmate Kevin dropped in with a burning question. On Thursday, Nick released a new single as a solo act called "Spaceman" and announced a new album out March 12. The Jonas Brothers, originally established in 2005 when siblings Nick, Kevin and Joe were teenagers, broke up in 2013 but reunited recently with their hit 2019 comeback album "Happiness Begins."
'Coronation Street' actor Johnny Briggs dies at age 85
Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Johnny Briggs, a British actor best known for his role as businessman Mike Baldwin in the long-running TV soap opera “Coronation Street,” has died. A family statement said Briggs died peacefully Sunday morning after a long illness. Briggs was a fixture on “Coronation Street,” playing his role for 30 years. Baldwin, a Cockney clothing factory boss, became one of the most memorable characters in the show’s fictional town of Weatherfield. “He truly was one of the most iconic characters the Street has ever known.
Elderly twin hoarders found dead in Brooklyn apartment
A pair of elderly twin hoarders were found dead in their “disheveled” Brooklyn apartment, police sources said Sunday. The bodies of Elliot Wolfire and his brother Jerry Wolfire, both 79, were found at the 56 Louisa St. home in Kensington shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, sources said. The brothers appear to have been hoarders, with some rooms in the home piled with debris — including a barbecue grill, sources said. Police said there were no immediate signs of foul play and that it is believed the pair may have died of natural causes. All doors and windows in the home were secured from the inside, and police did not find any signs of forced entry, sources added.
Libbie Mugrabi backtracks on ‘selfish’ comment about former sister-in-law
Socialite Libbie Mugrabi — fresh off a multimillion-dollar divorce from art collecting scion David Mugrabi — says she was “taken out of context” when she called her former sister-in-law Colby “selfish” in a recent interview. In the March issue of British mag Tatler, Mugrabi says her children are going to be sole heirs to the vast Mugrabi fortune. “I am excited for Tico and Colby to welcome a new baby,” Libbie tells us. “My marriage didn’t begin in the spotlight — but it did end there, much to my chagrin,” Libbie tells us. She also has called David a “starter husband,” and impugned his height on Avery Andon’s “ArtLife” podcast.
Soccer pro Zaire Bartley busted trying to flee with stolen gun, live ammo: cops
New York soccer pro Zaire Bartley was busted with a stolen gun in The Bronx after trying to speed away from cops who spotted live ammo in his car, the NYPD said Sunday. An officer then spotted a round of live ammo in clear view in the car’s back seat — and Bartley attempted to race away when asked about it, the NYPD said. Bartley of Throop Avenue was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property and fleeing an officer in a vehicle, the NYPD said. Bartley is currently on the active roster for New Amsterdam FC, which plays in the National Independent Soccer Association, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Bronx Criminal Court in April, court records show.
Phil Mickelson goes barefoot for another mud shot
After sinking his shoes in the mud Friday, he went bare foot Saturday for another lakeside shot. The 50-year-old Mickelson found himself near the water on the par-5 15th hole, with his ball falling just short of going all the way in. Despite the fact that his ball was just inches from being submerged in the water, Mickelson was able to make his swing and manage not to cover himself in mud. He put it on the green with his third, and although he missed the putt, Mickelson made par on the hole. On Friday, Mickelson went in with his shoes on with his ball on the fringes of a lake on hole No.
Fauci says no need to ‘despair’ over discovery of NY COVID-19 variant
New Yorkers should not “despair” over the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant that has emerged in the Empire State, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. The New York variant has raised alarm since it shares similarities with a highly-contagious South African strain. “Even when you have variants, the vaccines will be important in spreading and in preventing the spread. “If you prevent that by public health measures and vaccination, you’ll dampen the effect of these variants. And that’s the reason why we keep saying, keep the public health measures out and get as many people vaccinated as you possibly can,” he added.
Donna Ferrato’s photos of women’s struggles
From Donna Ferrato?s ?Holy.Ó (PowerHouse Books)Photo EditorAs I sat down to begin writing my impressions of photographer Donna Ferrato’s new book, “Holy” (PowerHouse Books, 2021), I didn’t get very far. But this time, I stopped flat on page 32, on a photo of Ferrato’s mother and father. Life magazine 1987.”In the intervening years, I’ve also become strongly aware of much more of Ferrato’s work, including her work on domestic abuse. That is the kind of testament that Ferrato’s “Holy” bears, and will bear, for many many years to come. From Donna Ferrato?s ?Holy.Ó (PowerHouse Books)From Donna Ferrato?s ?Holy.Ó (PowerHouse Books)From Donna Ferrato’s “Holy.” (PowerHouse Books)From Donna Ferrato?s ?Holy.Ó (PowerHouse Books)The cover of Donna FerratoÕs ÒHoly.Ó (PowerHouse Books)In Sight is The Washington Post’s photography blog for visual narrative.
NY AG Letitia James seeks to probe ‘troubling’ Cuomo sexual harassment allegations
State Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to let her office oversee a probe into the “troubling” sexual harassment allegations lodged against him, and make any necessary appointments of investigators. “Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously,” said James in a statement. On Sunday, the governor fired back a counter-proposal giving James’ office partial control. The bombshell came less than a week after another former Cuomo staffer, Lindsey Boylan, expanded on her own sexual harassment allegations against the governor, including an accusation that he kissed her without warning.
Fauci warns against comparing Johnson & Johnson vaccine to others
Comparing the J&J vaccine to the other two authorized is complicated since their trials had important differences, Fauci has said. The J&J trial was also conducted later and in regions where highly-contagious new variants were circulating. “I think we need to pull away from this comparing and parsing numbers until you compare them head to head. Just be really grateful that we have three really efficacious vaccines,” Fauci said. Dr. Anthony Fauci APIn a separate interview on NBC”s “Meet the Press,” Fauci said that he would have no hesitation taking the J&J vaccine if it was the option available to him.
How to watch Donald Trump’s speech at CPAC 2021
?Former President Donald Trump will close out the ?Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday with his first public address since leaving the White House on Jan. 20.?Here’s how to watch:When will he speak? The main cable news networks — Fox News, CNN, MSNBC — are all expected to air live coverage of Trump’s speech. The annual get-together for Republicans is being held in Orlando, Fla.What is Trump expected to say??According to early reports, Trump will look ahead to the midterm elections in 2022 and the presidential election in 2024. “I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together four years ago is far from over. The former president is also expected to lay the groundwork for how Republicans could regain majorities in the House and Senate.
Indian man stabbed to death by rooster after attaching knife for illegal cockfight
An Indian man was stabbed to death by his own rooster after he attached a 3-inch knife to its leg for an illegal cockfight, police said Sunday. Thangulla Satish, 45, was stabbed in the groin last week when the bird he had just armed for the fight fluttered in panic, according to police in Lothunur village in Telangana state. “Satish was hit by the rooster’s knife in his groin and started bleeding heavily,” police inspector B. Jeevan said Sunday, revealing that the victim died on his way to a local hospital. The rooster survived, with photos of it tied with a rope and pecking on grains at the police station went viral locally on social media. In the fights — banned in India in 1960 — two birds with a knife or blade attached fight until one either dies or flees.
Opinion | Andrew Cuomo’s survival in office looks doubtful
AD“I have not read her allegations or her post, her Medium post,” Gillibrand told reporters Thursday, the day after Boylan wrote her account on that platform. “But as I said, everyone has a right to be able to come forward, speak their truth, and be heard. Democrats will point out that Donald Trump was elected and survived in office despite being accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. For Democrats, there will likely be conflicting impulses when it comes to how quickly and decisively to move. What is depressing, however, is that the message has not gotten through to too many of the men themselves.
What to watch with your kids: ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’ and more
Freddy tries to overcome the odds, but the movie’s message of acceptance is lost amid its misjudged tone. Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (R)ADADStreaming and theatricalAge 14+Language, talk of risky behavior in intimate teen star docu. “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry” focuses on the young mega-popular pop star, who still lives at home with her doting parents (and older brother/musical collaborator) and shuns all drugs and alcohol. Her parents demonstrate tireless love and are almost always present; Eilish says they’ve supported her at every stage. She intervenes with handlers when Eilish is under too much pressure or treated as more than a teen.
'Dancing with the Stars' Chrishell Stause and Keo Motsepe split, she brands him a 'liar'
"Selling Sunset" star Chrishell Stause is not staying silent about her recent split from "Dancing with the Stars" pro Keo Motsepe. Stause, 39, went on Instagram to refute reports that suggested Motsepe is taking their breakup hard, according to alleged inside sources. JUSTIN HARTLEY, CHRISHELL STAUSE FINALIZE DIVORCE: REPORTSStause doubled down on her accusation by posting an Instagram Story that linked to an article titled "Liar, Liar: How to Break Free from Habitual Lying" from the American Addiction Centers. CHRISHELL STAUSE SAYS IT'S ‘PAINFUL’ WATCHING EX JUSTIN HARTLEY MOVE ON AFTER DIVORCEMotsepe, 31, has not commented publicly about their break up at this time. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPStause and Motsepe met on the set of "Dancing with the Stars" in season 29.
NY Gov. Cuomo fundraised off #MeToo movement in 2018
Andrew Cuomo fundraised off of the #MeToo movement in 2018, the same year his former adviser Lindsey Boylan resigned from her position, a decision she now chalks up to sexual harassment and unwanted touching by the governor starting in 2016. NEW YORK GOV CUOMO ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY SECOND WOMANIn 2018, Cuomo faced criticism for fundraising off of the #MeToo movement after knowingly hiring senior aide Sam Hoyt following Hoyt's extramarital affair with a 19-year-old intern. AOC CALLS ON NY AG TO APPOINT INVESTIGATOR IN CUOMO SEXUAL HARASSMENT SCANDALMonths later, liberal-leaning outlet Slate called out Cuomo for capitalizing on support for the #MeToo movement in a fundraising email in early 2018. Cuomo praised "women across the country" who "courageously speak out about facing sexual assault and harassment" in an email with the subject line "NY Stands with #MeToo," Slate reported. In addition, a second former aide to Cuomo has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment.
Fauci advises relaxed gatherings in homes for vaccinated individuals, but not 'out in the community'
FDA PANEL ENDORSES JOHNSON & JOHNSON'S COVID-19 VACCINE"The CDC will be coming out within the next few weeks, maybe even sooner, with some guidelines," Fauci told "State of the Union" host Dana Bash. "So you can start doing things essentially in the home setting where you are not out in the community." The guidance follows the approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use. Some people have voiced concern over the vaccine, which is 72% effective compared to the much higher efficacy of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, although the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one shot, as opposed to two for the others. "We have some preliminary data for some Israeli studies that the level of virus in the nasal pharynx of vaccinated people is extremely low," Fauci told "This Week" host George Stephanopoulous.
CNN's Dana Bash flubs Cuomo question to Psaki, refers to NY governor as 'Chris'
Andrew Cuomo by his brother Chris Cuomo's name when asking White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo. "The New York Times is reporting that last night that a second allegation of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Chris Cuomo, this is a report from a former aide," Bash said during Sunday's "State of the Union." CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO ONCE TEASED BROTHER FOR BEING 'SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE'"First, President Biden has been consistent that he believes every woman should be heard. Chris Cuomo once invited his brother on-air and teased him about being "single and ready to mingle."
Biden's $1.9T coronavirus relief bill is 'Trojan horse,' will use as 'slush fund' to buy votes: Rep. Nunes
President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill is a Trojan horse that the Democrat will use as a slush fund to buy votes over the next four years, U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes said Sunday. DEMOCRATS RELEASE PLAN TO BRING BACK EARMARKS"This is a slush fund in order to buy votes that Biden can use over the next four years," Nunes said. "I think the American people know that doesn't have anything to do with COVID relief," Nunes said. The House passed its version of the relief proposal with a vote of 219-212 around 2 a.m. Saturday. Tucked into the House bill was also the Democrat’s plan to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025 – an effort many Republicans rejected.
White House defends decision not to punish Saudi crown prince, says U.S. does not sanction foreign leaders
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - DECEMBER 10: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - "BANDAR ALGALOUD / SAUDI KINGDOM COUNCIL / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman attends the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) annual summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 10, 2019. (Photo by Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Kingdom Council / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)WASHINGTON – The White House on Sunday defended its decision to not target Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a U.S. intelligence report linked the royal to the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. On Friday, Treasury slapped sanctions on the crown prince's security detail, known as the Rapid Intervention Force. Khashoggi, a 59-year-old U.S. resident and a widely known critic of the Saudi royal family, went to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018. He was killed inside the Saudi government building and later dismembered.
'Nomadland' spotlights Amazon's RV workforce — here's what it's really like
Many CamperForce employees "return year-after-year" to work at Amazon, Amazon spokesperson Andre Woodson told CNBC in a statement. Bob Wells, 65, plays himself in Nomadland, which stars Frances McDormand and depicts her as a van-dweller working various jobs on the road, including at an Amazon warehouse. Martinez-Machen said she often felt like full-time Amazon warehouse workers didn't understand what the CamperForce program was about. Ginther worked the night shift last December as part of the CamperForce program at an Amazon warehouse in Troutdale, Oregon. Ryan Ginther has worked at an Amazon warehouse as part of the CamperForce program, which recruits RVers for seasonal jobs.
Dozens of leading Hong Kong democrats charged with subversion in major national security crackdown
Forty-seven Hong Kong democrats and activists were charged on Sunday with conspiracy to commit subversion, in the largest single crackdown on the democratic opposition under a China-imposed national security law. The Hong Kong police said in a statement they had laid a charge against 47 persons with the single count. Those also called in by Hong Kong police include a group of younger "resistance camp" democratic activists including Lester Shum, Sam Cheung, Ventus Lau and Fergus Leung. The Hong Kong police say 99 individuals have been arrested for suspected violations of the security laws so far. The sweeping national security laws - seen by critics as a threat to Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy - punish acts of subversion, secession, collusion with foreign forces and terrorism with possible life imprisonment.
Cuomo, facing pressure from Democrats, agrees to independent probe of sexual harassment allegations
Andrew Cuomo on Sunday backed off his plan to appoint a former federal judge, who has a close connection to one of the governor's top advisors, to oversee an investigation of sexual harassment allegations against him. James, in a statement Sunday, said she was ready to oversee an investigation and make any necessary appointments. However, she said this can only be done through an official referral from the governor's office, and must include subpoena power. The governor's reversal comes after a slew of Democrats criticized the governor's initial pick to lead a review and called for an independent probe of allegations after a second female aide came forward to accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment. Former aide Lindsey Boylan, a former state economic development official, detailed sexual harassment claims against Cuomo last week, including a kiss without her consent in his Manhattan office.
How long should movies be in theaters before streaming? Hollywood is trying to find out
New York (CNN Business) With the movie business upended during the pandemic and tilting more towards streaming than cineplexes, Hollywood is rethinking its business model. One significant debate is how long a gap there should be between a film's theatrical release and its availability on streaming services . But it's unlikely studios will revert back to the pre-pandemic model of waiting multiple months between a movie's theatrical release and its availability on-demand. So is there a "Goldilocks Zone" for theaters and streaming? "45 days, give or take, is the perfect theatrical window for the modern era," Dergarabedian said.
Norway's capital tightens lockdown to fight faster virus spread
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s capital Oslo will tighten lockdown measures to combat a sharp rise in coronavirus infections linked to a more contagious variant, the city’s governing mayor said on Sunday. “We have to tighten the measures,” Raymond Johansen, the governing mayor of Oslo, told a news conference. The infection numbers rose due to increased mobility, faster virus spread, as well as more testing, he added. The city also planned to start mass testing at schools later in March to better track the virus spread. Oslo has already closed shopping centres due to the spread of the more contagious variant in January.
Up to six cases of Manaus variant of coronavirus detected in UK
LONDON (Reuters) - Up to six cases of the variant of coronavirus first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus have been detected in Britain for the first time, English health officials said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Two women walk past a closed tea room, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Buckingham, Britain, February 23, 2021. The P.1 variant detected in Manaus shares some mutations with a variant first identified in South Africa and it is possible that it might respond less well to current vaccines, but more work is needed to understand this, PHE said. Late last year Britain detected a more transmissible variant of coronavirus that is believed to have originated near London and that led to a sharp rise in cases in the country and beyond. “The important thing to remember is that COVID-19, no matter what variant it is, spreads in the same way.
Norway's capital tightens lockdown to fight faster virus spread
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s capital Oslo will tighten lockdown measures to combat a sharp rise in coronavirus infections linked to a more contagious variant, the city’s governing mayor said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: View of a near-empty city after the discovery of the British novel coronavirus variant in a retirement home near Oslo, Norway January 23, 2021. The infection numbers rose due to increased mobility, faster virus spread, as well as more testing, he added. The city also planned to start mass testing at schools later in March to better track the virus spread. Oslo has already closed shopping centres due to the spread of the more contagious variant in January.
More than 20 million in Britain get first COVID-19 vaccine dose
LONDON (Reuters) - More than 20 million people across the United Kingdom have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, data showed on Sunday as the country made more progress with Europe’s fastest vaccination programme. FILE PHOTO: A woman receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine inside a bus modified into a mobile vaccination centre for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Thamesmead, London, Britain, February 14, 2021. Official data showed a total of 20.09 million people in Britain have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and almost 800,000 have received a second dose. Last week, Britain said more than one in three adults had received their first vaccination. Britain also reported on Sunday a further 6,035 cases within the previous 24 hours, and 144 more deaths within 28 days of a positive test.
Cuomo Asks State AG, Top Judge, To Launch Harassment Probe
Andrew Cuomo has asked the state’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The move came after legislative leaders assailed Cuomo’s plan to appoint a retired federal judge to conduct the probe. “The Governor’s Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach,” Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said. Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor, recently accused Cuomo of subjecting her to an unwanted kiss and inappropriate comments. Cuomo said in a statement Saturday he had intended to be a mentor for Bennett, who is 25.
Orbán: Fidesz will quit EPP group before accepting suspension
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán warned Sunday that his Fidesz party will quit the European People’s Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament rather than accept a suspension under new rules expected to be approved on Wednesday. Orbán issued the warning in a letter to Manfred Weber, the German MEP who heads the conservative EPP group, which is the largest faction in the Parliament. Last week, Weber and other EPP group leaders took a step toward new suspension rules that would allow them to penalize an entire member party, rather than just a single MEP. In Sunday’s letter, Orbán said Fidesz would not even stick around to find out what the group does with the new rules, but would quit merely upon approval of the new suspension process. According to the Parliament’s breakdown of MEP affiliations, the EPP group would remain the biggest faction even without Fidesz’s members.
Justice Department appeals order blocking federal eviction ban
The Biden administration recently extended the moratorium through June. “The federal government cannot say that it has ever before invoked its power over interstate commerce to impose a residential eviction moratorium,” U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker wrote in the decision. Boynton noted that Congress had signed off on the ban in his statement on the appeal. "The CDC’s eviction moratorium, which Congress extended last December, protects many renters who cannot make their monthly payments due to job loss or health care expenses,” he said. “By preventing people from becoming homeless or having to move into more-crowded housing, the moratorium helps to slow the spread of Covid-19.”
Watch NASA engineer cheer (from home!) when rover lands on Mars
Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist runs through the Highs and Lows of the week, including NASA engineer Alejandro Miguel San Martín, who went viral for his reaction to the Perseverance rover landing on Mars; the tedious project of moving an entire house six blocks in San Francisco; the rescued sheep in Australia that had 78 pounds of wool sheared off of its body; and a rooster named Fred in North Carolina who gave one UPS driver quite a scare.
Bill Cassidy warns it’s dangerous for GOP to ‘idolize’ Trump
Cassidy said Republicans could triumph in the 2022 midterm elections as well as the 2024 White House race by “speaking to those issues that are important to the American people,” not “putting one person on a pedestal and making that one person our focal point.”He added: “If we idolize one person, we will lose. But the comments are not necessarily out of character for Cassidy, who surprised his party earlier this month by voting to proceed with Trump’s second impeachment trial and then became one of seven Republican senators to find him guilty of inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Republicans remain divided over Trump’s role in the party going forward, with a small group of more establishment-oriented GOP leaders ratcheting up their criticism of him in recent weeks. But even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who called the former president “morally and practically responsible” for the Capitol siege, said he would support Trump if he were Republicans’ next nominee for president. And Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) also argued last week that Trump would easily win the GOP nomination if he seeks the White House again in 2024.
Cuomo, facing criticism, offers new plan for probe of harassment charges
Andrew Cuomo proposed that state Attorney General Tish James and the state's chief judge, Janet DiFiore, name a lawyer to conduct the investigation. | Seth Wenig/AP Photo New York Cuomo, facing criticism, offers new plan for probe of harassment chargesALBANY — New York Gov. Cuomo's move came after New York's top legislative leaders, both Democrats, made it clear on Saturday night that they supported an independent investigation, and that governor's original proposal didn't fit that description. The new accusations came several days after another former Cuomo aide published an essay charging the governor with harassment. "There must be a truly independent investigation to thoroughly review these troubling allegations against the governor, and I stand ready to oversee that investigation and make any appointments necessary," she said.
2nd woman accuses Cuomo of harassment
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced minutes after the story appeared that it was launching an “independent review” into the matter. | Hans Pennink/AP Photo 2nd woman accuses Cuomo of harassmentALBANY, N.Y. — A second former staffer has accused New York Gov. Cuomo’s office announced minutes after the story appeared that it was launching an “independent review” into the matter. I support an independent review."
Virginia lawmakers pass legislation that will legalize marijuana in 2024
Virginia lawmakers approved a bill on Saturday that would legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana — but not until 2024. The historic move makes Virginia the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Under the legislation as passed, possession of up to an ounce (28.3 grams) of marijuana will become legal beginning Jan. 1, 2024. Lawmakers last year decriminalized marijuana, making simple possession a civil penalty that can be punished by a fine of no more than $25. Despite the bill’s major reforms, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia said the new legislation does not go far enough to “break the chains of marijuana prohibition.”“The Virginia General Assembly failed to legalize marijuana for racial justice.
Cuomo's office turns over sexual harassment investigation after Democrats question independence
Andrew Cuomo's office on Sunday said it was asking the state's attorney general and chief judge to appoint an independent investigator to examine the allegations of sexual harassment made against him. “Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously," James said in a statement. James' statement came after a number of prominent Democrats called for an independent investigation of Cuomo following multiple allegations of sexual harassment from former aides. "Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett’s detailed accounts of sexual harassment by Gov. "There must be an independent investigation - not one led by an individual selected by the Governor, but by the office of the Attorney General."
If cancel culture is the people’s court, does judgement equal justice?
In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Harry Smith takes a deeper look at cancel culture — which some people see as holding others accountable for their words and actions, but others feel is a toxic trend seeking to silence those who disagree with you.
Box Office: 'Tom and Jerry' Opens to Surprisingly Strong $13.7 Million, Giving Movie Theaters Hope
But second to "Wonder Woman 1984," which launched last December with $16.7 million, "Tom and Jerry" had the strongest three-day total since movie theaters reopened last year. Notably, "Tom and Jerry" also premiered on the HBO Max streaming service, where it will be available to subscribers for 31 days. Beginning with the "Wonder Woman" sequel, Warner Bros. has set 18 movies to bow simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max due to the pandemic. "With half of theaters still closed, the pandemic still a threat, and 'Tom & Jerry' available at home, this is a very good opening," said David A. Warner Bros. said ticket sales for "Tom and Jerry" were fueled by private theater rentals.
Danone Prepares to Sell $1 Billion Stake in China’s Mengniu
“I almost feel like your nomination is a proxy fight over the future of fossil fuels,” Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from Washington, told Haaland during the Senate hearing. But the battle lines between the fossil fuel industry and the activists and environmentalists opposed to it have been starkly drawn in the fight for Haaland’s nomination. We need someone who is a skilled bridge maker and that’s who Deb Haaland is.” Haaland with Don Young of Alaska before the hearing. Understand that there’s a broad picture.”The struggle over Haaland’s nomination, and the obstacles she faces once confirmed, may well illustrate the overall climate challenge in miniature. “Her opponents are stuck in the past – we need to look to energy sources other than oil and gas to deliver a secure and prosperous energy future.”
2021 NFL mock draft: Big trade, bigger surprises in top 10
Considering the amount of blue-chip quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL draft class, it won’t be surprising to see at least one big trade among this year’s early picks. That’s the scenario that plays out in the latest 2021 NFL mock draft from NFL.com’s Charley Casserly, who has a pair of NFC South rivals swapping top-10 slots. 8 spot, Casserly has the Carolina Panthers making North Dakota State’s Trey Lance the third quarterback off the board at No. Perhaps even more surprising is the pick Casserly gives to the Atlanta Falcons, the team that drops down to No. Another quarterback surprising in this mock is the absence of Alabama’s Mac Jones, who is expected by most to be a first-round selection.
South Dakota confirms 134 new positive COVID-19 tests
(AP) — South Dakota health officials on Sunday confirmed two new deaths due to the coronavirus and 134 new cases of COVID-19. The update increased the number of fatalities to 1,888 and the number of overall cases to 112,427 since the start of the pandemic. There were about 237 new cases per 100,000 people in South Dakota over the past two weeks, which ranks 31st in the country for new cases per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. ADVERTISEMENTState health officials said 214,507 doses of the vaccines had been administered as of Sunday morning. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.
Utah cancels vaccine appointments after registration error
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is canceling about 7,200 coronavirus vaccine appointments after an error in the state health department’s registration website allowed people without qualifying conditions to register for the shots. Department spokesman Tom Hudachko said in a statement that the error allowed residents who are not 65 or older or who don’t have an underlying medical condition to sign up. The Salt Lake Tribune reports those appointments are being canceled. ADVERTISEMENTPeople who meet the state’s conditions can keep their vaccine appointments scheduled through Vaccinate.Utah.Gov. Utah so far has administered more than 680,000 vaccine doses and estimates that 10% of its population has been fully vaccinated.
The number of Oklahoma’s active COVID-19 cases keeps sinking
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people in Oklahoma with active cases of COVID-19 continues to sink, state health officials reported Saturday. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 12,929 active cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus Saturday, 407 fewer than on Friday, while 779 new coronavirus cases pushed the state’s pandemic total to 423,802. The state’s 59 new COVID-19 deaths raised the state’s pandemic death toll to almost 4,379, the health department reported. Meanwhile, Johns Hopkins University researchers said the state’s average number of daily new cases over the past two weeks has fallen to 773.3, a 48.8% decrease. ADVERTISEMENT___This story has been corrected to state that 12,929 was the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma Saturday, not the number of patients hospitalized with the disease caused by the coronavirus.
S.Africa signs deal with J&J for 11 mln vaccine doses, Ramaphosa says
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 28 (Reuters) - South Africa has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to secure 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in an address to the nation on Sunday. Ramaphosa said 2.8 million of those doses would be delivered in the second quarter, with the rest spread over the rest of the year. Unlike most vaccines approved so far, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not require a second or "booster" shot. Ramaphosa added that the cabinet had decided to ease restrictions on movement and activity due to a decline in coronavirus infections, downgrading the national alert level from 3 to 1. (Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations From 2nd Former Aide
Andrew Cuomo Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations From 2nd Former AideEnlarge this image toggle caption Jeenah Moon/Getty Images Jeenah Moon/Getty ImagesA second former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment that took place last spring as the state was facing a surge in cases and deaths in its fight against the coronavirus. He called Bennett a "hardworking and valued member of our team during COVID," adding that "she has every right to speak out." Some called for an independent review by the state's attorney general, Letitia James, while others said Cuomo should resign. N.Y. State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, also a Democrat, called for Cuomo to resign.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized for failing to cede control of sexual harassment probe
Andrew Cuomo on Sunday continued to resist referring the matter directly to the state attorney general for investigation despite numerous pleas from high-ranking state and federal lawmakers. By refusing to refer the matter to James, Cuomo is taking a different tack than his predecessor, Gov. David Paterson, who had tasked the attorney general in 2010 with probing a domestic-violence scandal within the governor’s office. Eliot Spitzer also faced an attorney general investigation in 2007. This article originally appeared on New York State Team: Andrew Cuomo criticized for not handing sexual harassment probe to AG
Critics Clamor For Investigation After New Sex Harassment Accusation Against Andrew Cuomo
The GuardianMove prompts New York governor to request independent investigation into allegations Charlotte Bennett said New York governor, Andrew Cuomo (pictured), harassed her last spring. “I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett told the paper. “I believe the best way to get to the truth is through a full and thorough outside review,” Cuomo said. Bennett told the newspaper she decided not to push for any further action by the administration. A truly independent investigation must begin immediately.” Senate majority leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and assembly speaker Carl Heastie, both Democrats, called for an independent investigator.
Justice Dept. to appeal judge’s order on eviction moratorium
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Saturday it will appeal a judge’s ruling that found the federal government’s eviction moratorium was unconstitutional. “Although the COVID-19 pandemic persists, so does the Constitution,” the judge wrote in the decision on Thursday. “The CDC’s eviction moratorium, which Congress extended last December, protects many renters who cannot make their monthly payments due to job loss or health care expenses," he said. “By preventing people from becoming homeless or having to move into more-crowded housing, the moratorium helps to slow the spread of COVID-19.”The CDC eviction moratorium was signed in September by President Donald Trump and extended by President Joe Biden until March 31. “The federal government cannot say that it has ever before invoked its power over interstate commerce to impose a residential eviction moratorium,” Barker wrote.
Duchess Meghan & Prince Harry Update Archewell Website with Spotify and Netflix Partnerships
From Harper's BAZAAREarlier this month, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan confirmed that they will not be returning to their roles as senior members of the royal family. As we near the end of February, the Sussexes have updated their Archewell website to reflect the exciting work that lies ahead for their organization. Compassion. The website update includes photos of the couple, and descriptions of some of the projects Meghan and Harry have been working on in recent months. Meghan and Harry's latest Archewell website update makes it clear that the Sussexes have a plethora of exciting projects in the pipeline, and they're completely committed to serving communities all over the world in the process.
The DOJ says it will appeal after a Trump-appointed judge struck down a federal eviction moratorium
“When I was hired, I was told that [Lahren] would never be on legitimate shows like Outnumbered or The Five, that she was only Fox Nation. All of our significant competitors are to the far left.”Following last November’s election, however, the whole calculus for Fox News’ programming changed. “They aren’t even trying anymore to attempt a fair discussion.”“The token liberal was only there for show,” this person concluded. Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you.
Fauci Fires Back at Kristi Noem Saying He’s ‘Wrong’: ‘The Numbers Don’t Lie’
What you can and can’t do after getting vaccinated is still confusing. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Dr. Fauci Says Don’t Travel “It is not a good idea to travel period,” Dr. Fauci said at a CNN Town Hall. 3 Dr. Fauci Says Don’t Gather With People—With One Caveat Dr. Fauci says gatherings are still off limits, with one exception: “You can start getting together as individual people, even though the risk is not zero, the risk becomes extremely low when you have both parties vaccinated,” Fauci told CNN Thursday night. Until then, don’t travel, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
'My heart is sick' says Lady Gaga on theft of her dogs
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga said on Friday that her "heart is sick" after two of her French bulldogs were stolen at gunpoint in Hollywood this week. "My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago. My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness," Gaga posted on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, alongside photos of the dogs. The dog walker was shot once by one of them, and the men drove off with two dogs. The singer praised the dog walker, Ryan Fischer, saying he "risked your life to fight for our family.
'(We're) really grateful that we have 3 really efficacious vaccines': Dr. Fauci
The Daily BeastSAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty ImagesBiden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci hit back at South Dakota Gov. So how can you justify making decisions that put the health of your constituents at risk?”Noem, meanwhile, brushed off the question, instead telling Brennan that “those are questions that you should be asking every other governor in this country as well.”FAUCI REACTS: Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to @govkristinoem's criticism at #CPAC that the veteran medical expert is "wrong" on hospital capacity and #COVID19 caseloads: "It's unfortunate but it's not really helpful… just take a look at the numbers they don't lie." pic.twitter.com/y9Xz30lsr0— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) February 28, 2021 Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
New Yorkers rally in support of Asian-Americans
“He’s phenomenal, what he’s doing, but I don’t like when people with a status speak about politics. As he put it to reporters: “I will never shut up about things that are wrong. I preach about my people and I preach about equality, social justice, racism, voter suppression – things that go on in our community. And again, as LeBron pointed out, Ibrahimovic had zero problem speaking out about the racism and discrimination he felt that he was a victim of. And that’s something that anyone – no matter what color, race, nationality, place of origin, background, religion, occupation or status – should have the moral courage to support.
"We are American, too": Hundreds in New York rally against anti-Asian hate
The Rise Up Against Asian Hate rally, organized by the Asian American Federation (AAF), took place at Foley Square in downtown Manhattan, two blocks from where a 36-year-old Asian man was stabbed on Thursday night. Noel Quintana, whose face was slashed in on the subway in early February, speaks at the Anti-Asian Hate Rally on Saturday, February 27, 2021. A full-time, dedicated bureau ... that patrol the streets, patrol the subways and keep the Asian community safe from harm." But these, and President Biden's executive order in February denouncing anti-Asian hate, are largely symbolic, and more concrete action is needed, activists say. Late last year, the NYPD established an Asian Hate Crimes Task Force.
The California surgeon who dialed into a virtual court trial mid-operation is facing investigation
Dr. Scott Green dialed into his virtual traffic trial from the operating room. Sacramento Superior Court/The Sacramento BeeDr. Scott Green is facing investigation after dialing into a virtual court trial while in the operating room. Related: What coronavirus stress is doing to your brain and bodyA California surgeon who dialed into his virtual trial while performing surgery is under investigation. Video of the event shows Dr. Scott Green wearing scrubs and a face mask in the operating room. "It kind of looks like you're in an operating room right now."
Senator Bill Cassidy Predicts Trump Will Not Be 2024 Nominee
“We’re looking forward to Sunday,” Trump’s son, Don Jr, told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). In 2021 the conference seems to offer proof that the Republican party is no longer in the political mainstream but has veered into far-right extremism. New: Former President Trump will mention President Biden by name in his CPAC speech this afternoon. A statue of Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, 26 February 2021. Josh Hawley of Missouri speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Willian starting to prove why Arsenal worked so hard to sign him – Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta is hoping Arsenal fans will start to see the best of Willian in the coming weeks. The 32-year-old moved to the Emirates Stadium from London rivals Chelsea in the summer but has struggled to make an impact. Arteta introduced Willian off the bench in Thursday’s Europa League win over Benfica and he helped in the comeback, laying on Kieran Tierney’s goal before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s late header saw Arsenal advance. “He is a player who we all like,” Arteta said of Willian. “He needs to take those opportunities and if he plays on Sunday he needs to take it like everybody else.”c
Republican predicts Trump won’t be party’s presidential nominee in 2024
Trump will be the GOP nominee for president in 2024. In the 2020 election, Trump and his party lost control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Story continuesCassidy was one of seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump at his impeachment trial. “CPAC is not the entirety of the Republican party,” he said. He argued that the GOP should focus on those voters who switched from Trump to Biden in the November election.
Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown
And that’s because it’s possible you may spread the virus to someone else, someone you love. If that's the case, then that's the reason why you hear us all, all the public health officials, saying to wear a mask. “We've got to get away from that chain of thought for the following reason,” said Dr. Fauci. That's the bottom line and the J&J, if you look at them, particularly in things that we really care about, they're important. And remember they tested in the United States and South Africa and in South America—this is a good vaccine.
This Drug Gets You High and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country
It’s dangerously anti-democratic.” Consider Iowa, a state that has not been a major participant in the past decade’s wars over voting and election rules. Republicans were the state’s big winners, including in the key races for the White House and Senate. The Republican push comes as the rules and procedures of U.S. elections increasingly have become a central issue in the nation’s politics. The Brennan Center for Justice, a liberal-leaning law and justice institute at New York University, counts 253 bills in 43 states that seek to tighten voting rules. The chairs in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin urged U.S. House members or former Vice President Mike Pence to oppose the presidential electors certified after Biden won those states’ votes.
Elon Musk's mother, supermodel Maye Musk, talks about raising successful children and leveling up her career at every age
ReutersMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is expected to ask President Joe Biden to consider sharing part of the U.S. coronavirus vaccine supply with its poorer southern neighbor when the two leaders hold a virtual summit on Monday, U.S. and Mexican officials said. Biden is open to discussing the matter as part of a broader regional effort to cooperate in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but will maintain as his “number one priority” the need to first vaccinate as many Americans as possible, a White House official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Lopez Obrador has been one of the most vocal leaders in the developing world pressing the richest countries to improve poorer nations’ access to the vaccines.
Op-Ed: How the Los Angeles Times shilled for the racist eugenics movement
Also among the six whose names will be scrubbed from Caltech was Harry Chandler, who served as publisher of the Los Angeles Times from 1917 until his death in 1944. Caltech was correct to recognize the pivotal role of the Human Betterment Foundation in spreading the eugenics gospel. For decades, he lent his stature and the imprimatur of The Times to the cause of these unabashed bigots. AdvertisementFor over six years, from 1935 to 1941, The Times ran a weekly column, “Social Eugenics,” by veteran reporter Fred Hogue. Hogue mainstreamed eugenics by presenting it at once as the scientific panacea for complex social problems and as plain common sense for The Times’ primarily white middle-class readership.
Nigerian families await news of more than 300 kidnapped schoolgirls
Families in Nigeria waited anxiously for news of their abducted daughters after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by gunmen from a government school in the country’s north last week, the latest in a series of mass school kidnappings in the West African nation. Aliyu Ladan Jangebe said his five daughters aged 12 to 16 were at the school when the kidnappers stormed in. AdvertisementPope Francis decried the kidnapping and prayed for the girls’ quick release, during his public address in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. In December, more than 300 schoolboys from a secondary school in Kankara, in northwestern Nigeria, were taken and later released. The government has said no ransom was paid for the students’ release.
Shoppers love this 'stink proof' workout top from Lululemon — and it's only $54
2 You're Not Eating An Anti-Inflammatory Diet "Diet plays a surprising role in vision health, both helping and harming," says Lisa Richards, a nutritionist and author of The Candida Diet. Chronic inflammation can be damaging to the eyes and cause poor vision. "The Rx: Ground your diet in lean protein, healthy fats and the full color spectrum of fruits and vegetables. DES can cause vision loss if root causes are not addressed, like an inadequate vitamin D level, a nutrient-poor diet, autoimmune disease, medication use and inflammatory skin conditions. "Wearing contacts too long during the day can decrease the amount of oxygen to the eye and cause dry eyes or irritation.
Molly Seidel, Cambridge resident and Olympian, wins Atlanta Half Marathon
Almost one year to the day that Molly Seidel crossed the finish line at the 2020 Atlanta Marathon in second place to qualify for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics, the 26-year-old Cambridge resident on Sunday won the Atlanta Half Marathon at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a personal record of 1:08.29. The conditions this year (temperature in the mid-30s, almost 100 percent humidity) were different than a year ago, but Seidel was happy to win again in Atlanta. Siedel said Atlanta was either the fourth or fifth half marathon she’s run. “The humidity [today] was actually pretty good prep for it because it will be much hotter but similar humidity,” she said. Seidel will begin a more regimented training program approximately 12-15 weeks before she travels to Tokyo for the Olympics.
Brookline selectmen ask state to block proposed 21-story Coolidge Corner tower
But selectmen blasted the project for having “inappropriate size, massing and scale” in a draft copy of their letter to state housing agency MassDevelopment. Brookline’s selectmen have called on state officials to help block a proposed 21-story tower in Coolidge Corner, saying in a draft letter that the development’s size and scope is too large for the neighborhood. One 10-story project is across the street from the 21-story tower, selectmen said. But town officials want to prevent any chance of a residential tower on Waldo Street. AdvertisementNeil Wishinsky, the board’s chairman, said during a meeting Tuesday this was the first time that selectmen made asked state officials to move against a project.
Catching Up With ... Kristen (Roberts) Gohr, North Andover High basketball/Boston College
I haven’t mastered it by any means, but my swimming is good enough to hold my own. AdvertisementFormerly Kristen Roberts, she was a three-year varsity player, and two-year starter in the backcourt for the North Andover girls’ basketball program. The Golden Warriors compiled an unbeaten regular season her sophomore season and were 19-1 her senior year, in 1988. These days, Gohr is a stay-at-home mom who coaches cycling and tutors math for middle and high school students. She and her husband, Greg Gohr, a former Major League pitcher with the Tigers, have three children: Jack, 16, Hannah,15, and Kiki, 11.
Gov. Cuomo asks New York attorney general and top judge to launch harassment investigation
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The move came after legislative leaders assailed Cuomo’s plan to appoint a retired federal judge to conduct the probe. Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special advisor to the governor, recently accused Cuomo of subjecting her to an unwanted kiss and inappropriate comments. AdvertisementCuomo said in a statement Saturday he had intended to be a mentor for Bennett, who is 25.
31-year-old man dies after Phoenix hotel shooting
A man died Saturday night after a shooting at a hotel in Phoenix, police officials said. Phoenix police officers just before 8 p.m. responded to the shooting near Interstate 17 and Encanto Boulevard when they found a man with gunshot wounds, according to police spokesperson Sgt. The man, later identified as Dominicko Howell, 31, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Cox said. Anyone with information about the shooting should call Phoenix police at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446 for Spanish. Subscribe to azcentral today.
Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs
Fraud perpetrators, sometimes in China, Nigeria or Russia, buy stolen personal identifying information on the dark web and use it to flood state unemployment systems with bogus claims. The Labor Department inspector general’s office estimates that more than $63 billion has been paid out improperly through fraud or errors — roughly 10% of the total amount paid under coronavirus pandemic-related unemployment programs since March. Colorado has paid out nearly as much to scammers — an estimated $6.5 billion — as it has to people who filed legitimate unemployment claims. In Ohio, weekly first-time unemployment claims have ranged from 17,000 to more than 40,000 during the pandemic. President Joe Biden’s administration is pledging to cut down on unemployment fraud even as it tries to extend benefits through September.
The Latest: Utah cancels vaccine dates for thousands
Utah so far has administered more than 680,000 vaccine doses and estimates that 10% of its 3.2 million population has been fully vaccinated. J&J’s one-dose shot cleared, giving U.S. a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine to use. Iran’s vaccine drive recently has gotten underway, with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine administered to health workers this month. Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was given the first shot at a hospital near Bangkok, followed by the deputy health minister and other senior officials. They are part of the government’s plan that has so far secured 2 million doses from Sinovac and 61 million doses from AstraZeneca.
Black History Month: Blacks face challenges rising in financial and banking fields
“You can do almost anything you want to do in this industry,” he said. “And in my career, I will do a lot of different things within this industry. It’s exciting. It’s not what people think it is. I really enjoy my job.”
Box Office: ‘Tom and Jerry’ opens to surprisingly strong $13.7 million, giving movie theater companies hope
To be sure, it’ll take some time for ticket sales to reach pre-pandemic levels. But second to “Wonder Woman 1984,” which launched last December with $16.7 million, “Tom and Jerry” had the strongest three-day total since movie theaters reopened last year. Nothing else that has been released in the past 10 months has been able to crack the $10 million-mark; “The Croods: A New Age” ($9.7 million) and “Tenet” ($9.35 million) were the only others to come close to that benchmark.
Some Republican legislators are bringing COVID-19 misinformation to statehouses
In their own comments or by inviting skeptics to testify at legislative hearings, some GOP state lawmakers are using their platform to promote false information about the virus, the steps needed to limit its spread and the vaccines that will pull the nation out of the pandemic.
Lake County health officials: Goal of vaccinating 80% of population by late summer attainable
For the next two weeks, Pfister said the health department will receive more vaccine than anticipated, with a greater amount the week after. Next week, 4,800 doses were originally promised, but 6,400 are now anticipated. The following week, there will be 10,310 instead of 9,680, and the week after 12,300 are scheduled for delivery.
Independent investigation of Cuomo sexual harassment allegations in works as pressure mounts from White House
Cuomo had previously selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones to conduct a probe of his own conduct, but was criticized because of ties between her and his administration — Jones used to work for the Zuckerman Spaeder law firm alongside Steven Cohen, a prominent Cuomo insider.
Across the US, fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs
Her benefits were put on hold in January after she informed the state that someone had tried to use her identity in a scam to claim benefits. She thought the problem was resolved but has yet to see a renewal of her benefit checks, which she and her husband use to help pay for a son’s vision and auditory therapy.
Golden Globe Awards; ‘The Walking Dead’; ‘The Real World Homecoming: New York’; ‘Moxie’: TV This Week
Television“The 78th Golden Globe Awards”: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return to host the 2021 awards, though Fey will be located in New York’s Rainbow Room and Poehler will be at the Globes’ normal home, the Beverly Hilton hotel ballroom. This year’s awards also are happening when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is again under fire for its lack of diversity, and for reports of unethical behavior. (8 p.m. Tuesday, The CW)“New Amsterdam”: The medical drama returns for Season 3. (Available to stream beginning Wednesday, Netflix)“The Real World Homecoming: New York”: The original cast of “The Real World: New York” reunite about 30 years later for a documentary series, which is helping launch Paramount Plus, which used to be known as CBS All Access. (Available to stream beginning Thursday, Paramount Plus)Subscribe to our free weekly What to Watch newsletter.
Deputy injured, 2 suspects killed in shootout with police
SEBEKA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say two suspects were killed and a sheriff’s deputy was wounded in a shootout that began with a traffic stop Saturday night in northwestern Minnesota. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that the incident began about 8:45 p.m. after a struggle between the deputy and a motorist who was pulled over near Sebeka. The confrontation continued when a second suspect and a Sebeka police officer arrived on scene, the release said. At least one of the motorists began shooting at the officers, according to the statement. The wounded deputy was taken by air ambulance to a Twin Cities hospital for treatment of serious, non-life threatening injuries, the release said..
Plenty of ways to celebrate Women's History Month on Long Island
Women’s History Month started as a locally-based weeklong celebration that corresponded with International Women’s Day on March 8, according to the National Women’s History Museum. Since 1987, when Congress passed a law designating March as Women’s History Month, the National Women’s History Alliance has established the annual theme, according to the alliance’s website. Arnold Drucker (D-Plainview) is hosting the Second Annual Women's History Month Judy Jacobs Essay Award Contest. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m., March 29 during a virtual Women’s History Month Program. March 2Online: Connecting with opportunityConnecting students to business industries in honor of Black and women's history month.
Trump set to return to the spotlight with CPAC speech
"We are gathered this afternoon to talk about the future — the future of our movement, the future of our party, and the future of our beloved country." We definitely won’t win back the White House in 2024 if we erase Donald Trump." "We’ll see what he says, but our focus is certainly not on what President Trump is saying at CPAC," she told reporters. "I imagine it will not be what we call a ‘low-energy’ speech," said Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., during his own speech on Friday to CPAC — or "T-PAC" as he called it. "I assure you that it will solidify Donald Trump and all of your feelings about the MAGA movement as the future of the Republican Party."
At bicoastal Golden Globes, 'Borat' could triumph
More than any award show, the Globes revel in being an intimate banquet of stars. The telecast will be streamed on NBC’s website with a television-provider log-in, as well as on the Roku Channel, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, AT&T TV, Sling TV and Fubo TV. "We understand that we need to bring in Black members, as well as members from other underrepresented backgrounds," the group said. The Globes are happening on the original date of the Academy Awards, which are instead to be held April 25. Chadwick Boseman, nominated for best actor for his performance in the August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," could win a posthumous Golden Globe.
1 dead, 1 injured in Southeast Portland bar shooting
One man was killed and another injured in a shooting at a bar in Southeast Portland on Friday night, police said. Portland police responded 11:28 p.m. to a report of two people shot at a bar in the 8300 block of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard, in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood. Medical personnel arrived and found one man dead, while the other was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said the shooters left the scene before they arrived and released no other details. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov (503-823-3774) or Detective Eric McDaniel at Eric.McDaniel@portlandoregon.gov (503-823-0833).
Some Republican legislators are bringing COVID-19 misinformation to statehouses
During a live Zoom forum with constituents in mid-February, Scott criticized the National Governors Association, which last year issued a statement with tips for fighting misinformation about the virus. She alleged that the group is run by “globalists” at the World Economic Forum and that “they are the ones that came out with COVID.” The term “globalists” is widely considered to be an anti-Semitic slur.
2 arrested, windows damaged in Pearl District protest late Saturday
Two protesters were arrested in a Pearl District protest Saturday night that left windows broken at several businesses. The protest began at The Fields Park, near the north end of the neighborhood, and continued through the Pearl District. Abolish deportation.”Darell Kimberlin, 31, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree criminal mischief, a felony. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of interfering with a peace officer and third-degree escape from custody. Police said their response to the demonstration was constrained by multiple shootings happening across the city, limiting the officers available to address the protest.
Coronavirus in Cincinnati: Will cases keep declining after passing the 200,000 milestone?
From staff reportsThe Cincinnati region has now seen more than 200,000 cases of COVID-19. And data shows that cases in Southwest Ohio remain two times the rate of community spread. Coronavirus in Ohio: How do Ohio's COVID cases compare with rest of the U.S.? That's more than the toll in the Cincinnati region from the 1918-19 flu pandemic, which claimed 1,700 lives here. The United States surpassed 28.5 million cases of the novel coronavirus and Saturday passed 511,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.
Reds notes: Why the Reds are planning for Tejay Antone to be a reliever
In 2020, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tejay Antone was one of the most productive rookie starting pitchers in the National League. But manager David Bell believes Antone can make a bigger impact in the Reds bullpen. As a reliever, Antone had a 1.89 ERA and opposing hitters had a .097 batting average and a .337 OPS. Regardless of whether he was starting or coming out of the bullpen, Antone was considerably more productive in his first time through the lineup. Farmer hit first and played shortstop in the Reds game on Sunday against Cleveland, and none of Cincinnati’s expected lead-off candidates were on the travel roster.
Analysis: Which Ohio State lineups works, and which didn't, in Michigan State loss
4 Ohio State took a second consecutive loss when it played at Michigan State on Thursday night. *This lineup of Brown, Jallow, Key, Walker and Washington hadn’t appeared together in a Big Ten game until this point. *Here, the Buckeyes brought out the lineup of Jallow, Liddell, Sueing, Walker and Washington that, to this point, had outscored Michigan State 14-5 in 5:14. *Jallow, Liddell, Sueing, Walker and Washington had outscored Michigan State 24-14 in 8:54 until this point, and they would remain on the court together until 14 seconds remained and Michigan State was ahead 68-67. *The lineup of Jallow, Liddell, Sueing, Walker and Washington outscored Michigan State 30-22 in 12:03, totaling just north of 30% of the total minutes played.
The Latest: Utah cancels vaccine dates for thousands
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is canceling about 7,200 coronavirus vaccine appointments after an error in the state health department’s registration website allowed people without qualifying conditions to register for the shots. Department spokesman Tom Hudachko said in a statement that the error allowed residents who are not 65 or older or who don’t have an underlying medical condition to sign up. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday those appointments are being canceled. People who meet the state’s conditions can keep their vaccine appointments scheduled through Vaccinate.utah.gov. Public school teachers and first responders also are eligible for vaccines.
NY Gov. Cuomo asks for independent lawyer to probe sex harassment claims
The Associated PressAlbany, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The move came after legislative leaders assailed Cuomo’s plan to appoint a retired federal judge to conduct the probe. “The Governor’s Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach,” Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said. Cuomo said in a statement Saturday he had intended to be a mentor for Bennett, who is 25.
Cuomo asks state AG, top judge, to launch harassment probe
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state's attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. It was unclear whether the proposal would appease legislative leaders and other top Democrats who had assailed Cuomo's initial plan to appoint a retired federal judge to review his workplace conduct. “The Governor’s Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach,” Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said. “We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics."
Fire kills 3 children in Syrian camp housing IS families
A fire in a camp housing families of members of the Islamic State group killed three children and injured 15 others in northeast Syria, the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, said Sunday. UNICEF called for the safe reintegration and repatriation of all children in al-Hol Camp and across the northeast of Syria following the fire the day before. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire that burnt several tents in the sprawling al-Hol camp, which has witnessed a sharp increase in crimes in recent weeks. Al-Hol houses the wives, widows, children and other family members of IS militants — more than 80% of its 62,000 residents are women and children. Hundreds of other teenagers are held in prisons for former membership in IS, which once controlled large parts of Syria and Iraq.
Cuomo asks state AG, top judge, to launch harassment probe
Andrew Cuomo has asked the state’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. It was unclear whether the proposal would appease legislative leaders and other top Democrats who had assailed Cuomo’s initial plan to appoint a retired federal judge to review his workplace conduct. The administration’s proposal came almost simultaneously with a statement from James calling on Cuomo to issue an executive order putting her in exclusive control of the inquiry. Charlotte Bennett, a low-level aide in the governor’s administration until November, told The New York Times that Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life, including whether she ever had sex with older men. Cuomo said in a statement Saturday he had intended to be a mentor for Bennett, who is 25.
22-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run after exiting car traveling on Route 93 North in Medford
A 22-year-old woman is dead after police say she “exited” a car traveling northbound on Route 93 and was then struck by another car that fled the scene. State Police responded to Route 93 before exit 32 just after midnight on Sunday, where they found the body of the woman in the road, police said. The woman was a passenger in a friend’s car that was traveling on the highway when police say she “exited that vehicle.”The woman — then a pedestrian on the highway — was then struck and killed by another car, police said. Police are still trying to put together a description of the car that hit the woman. “The reason why and manner by which the victim exited her friend’s vehicle remain under investigation,” State Police spokesman David Procopio said.
Honolulu Salary Commission says no raises for top officials
HONOLULU (AP) — A group within the Honolulu Salary Commission has recommended that Mayor Rick Blangiardi, City Council members and other top officials receive no salary increases this year, a report said. The Honolulu Salary Commission is responsible for setting the salaries of top officials, including the mayor and deputy department directors. The Permitted Interaction Group, which consists of three commissioners, was asked to analyze the consumer price index and historical salary adjustments to make a recommendation on any potential changes, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. “It is the 2021 PIG’s recommendation that no salary increases be granted to any appointee whose salary is determined by the salary commission effective July 1, 2021,” member David Hayakawa told the full commission Friday. The commission is now expected to hold a public hearing on adjusting salaries in March.
Old King’s Highway a regal feast of beauty & history
This week, Old King’s Highway won the rare “National Scenic Byway” designation from the Federal Department of Transportation, which has been naming such special byways since the program began in 1991. The main path they used to get around the Cape is believed to be what now makes up the Old King’s Highway. FEB. 28, 2021 - The autumnal scene along the Old Kings Highway (6A) in Yarmouthport. It also runs along the Old King’s Highway Regional Historic District which was, when created in 1973, the largest historic district in the nation. That means any day, any season, a ride along the Old King’s Highway is going to bring joy to lovers of history and gorgeous scenery.
Golden Globes fashion: Go big or go home
There won’t be any red carpet for Sunday’s Golden Globe awards, the pandemic put the kibosh on that. And while we’ll definitely miss the chic, sophisticated sheath dresses and fancy short frocks, there’s an extra wallop of Hollywood glam that comes with a big ole’ ballgown. Here are some Golden Globe looks from past years that made their mark:Lena Dunham arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
New Kid on the Block Knight turns ‘Farmhouse Fixer’ in HGTV series
A city boy, Jonathan Knight has always been drawn to farmhouses. “With old construction, it’s a lot more involved,” Knight said. “You know, you’re dealing with old houses. And I think with old houses, too, it’s like you never know what you’re going to get into when you rip into the walls. I really think remodeling houses and decorating is an art as well, so I’ve had a really charmed life being able to balance the two.”
Glenn Roeder, ex-Newcastle and West Ham manager, dies at 65
LONDON (AP) — Glenn Roeder, a former West Ham, Newcastle and Watford manager, has died. Roeder, who also worked as a coach under England manager Glenn Hoddle at the 1998 World Cup, died after a long battle with a brain tumor, the League Managers' Association said Sunday. “A cultured defender as a player, he managed with a studious style and was always generous with his time and ideas," LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson said. “Glenn was such an unassuming, kind gentleman who demonstrated lifelong dedication to the game. Not one to court headlines, his commitment and application to his work at all levels warrants special mention."
Police arrest 3 for drunken driving in Milwaukee-area crash
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say three drunken drivers were involved in a crash early Sunday morning in a south Milwaukee suburb. The incident happened shortly before 3 a.m. when a man driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck the wrong way on a four-lane highway in Mount Pleasant collided head-on with a motorist in a GMC Yukon. Shortly thereafter, a man in a Chevrolet Equinox crashed into the pickup, Mount Pleasant police said in a release. Police said the man in the Yukon, which burst into flames after the collision, was located at a nearby hospital and arrested. Police said Kraig Herbrechtsmeir, 56, of Racine, was charged with first offense operating while intoxicated and driving the wrong way on a divided highway.
Dems seek probe of Illinois GOP lawmaker with militia decal
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic county leaders in Illinois want an investigation of Republican state Rep. Chris Miller after he displayed a decal of an anti-government militia movement on his pickup truck parked at the U.S. Capitol during the deadly insurrection in January. The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association asked for a state investigation Friday after photos of Miller's truck with a sticker for the Three Percenters surfaced on social media. Miller, a cattle farmer first elected in 2018, denied involvement with the group. He was in Washington, D.C., for former President Donald Trump's speech on Jan. 6. A day earlier, Miller's wife, freshman U.S. Rep. Mary Miller delivered a speech quoting Adolf Hitler that drew wide outrage.
Who are some Red Sox offensive standouts early in spring training?
The Red Sox hitting coach is working with a good mix of veteran and young guys this spring, and many who he’s still getting to know, and he’s been pleased with what he’s seen early in camp. Here are some players who have specifically caught Hyers and the Red Sox’ eye early on:Hunter RenfroeThe Red Sox signed Renfroe as their first significant free-agent acquisition of the winter after the power-hitting outfielder spent 2020 on a run to the World Series with the Rays. Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom joked that Renfroe peppered the Mass. That’s refreshing to see.”Renfroe figures to play a lot of right field this season, a challenging position at Fenway but one that the Red Sox believe he can handle. It’s unclear what Arroyo’s role could be this year after the Red Sox signed Kiké Hernández as an everyday player at second, but the 25-year-old has what Cora loves: versatility.
Cuomo asks state AG, top judge to appoint lawyer to investigate sexual harassment claims
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state's attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The move came after legislative leaders assailed Cuomo's plan to appoint a retired federal judge to conduct the probe. Keep scrolling for a photo gallery of Cuomo through the years"The Governor's Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach," Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said. "We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics."
Cuomo asks state AG, top judge, to launch harassment probe
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state's attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. It was unclear whether the proposal would appease legislative leaders and other top Democrats who had assailed Cuomo's initial plan to appoint a retired federal judge to review his workplace conduct. “The Governor’s Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach,” Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said. “We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics."
Cuomo asks state AG, top judge to appoint lawyer to investigate sexual harassment claims
Andrew Cuomo has asked the state's attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The move came after legislative leaders assailed Cuomo's plan to appoint a retired federal judge to conduct the probe. "The Governor's Office wants a review of the sexual harassment claims made against the Governor to be done in a manner beyond reproach," Beth Garvey, special counsel to the governor, said. "We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics." Garvey said the report "will be solely controlled by that independent lawyer personally selected by the Attorney General and Chief Judge."
Professor Richard White, world authority on kidney disease in children – obituary
Professor Richard White, who has died aged 94, was a paediatrician who improved the care of children with kidney disease. Successful treatments for diseases of the kidney in children are now well established but they all depend on an accurate diagnosis, which usually requires a kidney biopsy. This drew international attention and was the springboard for the formation of the International Study of Kidney Disease in Children. Birmingham remains a major referral centre for all aspects of kidney disease in children, including transplantation. Richard Henry Reeve White was the youngest of three children, born on November 6 1926 to Sydney and Marion White in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Arsenal earn first win of 2021 with second-half rout of Aston Villa
Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 4Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro said they had “started the ball rolling for a really good run” after scoring four second-half goals at Aston Villa to claim their first win of 2021. They had to wait a long time to break the deadlock, against a Villa side playing with five at the back. The first half saw Arsenal enjoy near-total domination of possession, but they found it difficult to break down the hosts’ well-organised defensive shield. England playmaker Jordan Nobbs, who was lively in a wider role than usual as one of the front three, soon added the second on the rebound after a low Miedema shot was saved by Weiss. Montemurro’s fourth-placed side could have won by more, with Maritz hitting the bar and Mead curling wide in a dominant display.
Shaun Rooney goal secures St Johnstone their first League Cup
Livingston 0 St Johnstone 1St Johnstone celebrated only the second major honour in 137 years of existence after Shaun Rooney’s first-half header edged them to a Scottish League Cup victory past a Livingston side who had the better of much of the early stages but could not convert their advantage into the hard currency of goals. The occasion had been singular in that it offered Callum Davidson and David Martindale the opportunity of a first trophy in their debut year as managers. “It was a really tough game, not the prettiest to watch but we weathered the storm and we played well, particularly in the second half,” Davidson said. “You always worry when you dominate the game and don't score another but that fighting spirit that we showed was magnificent. “It was a young back three and Shaun Rooney is young too.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool, Premier League: live score and latest updates from Bramall Lane
What constitutes a crisis? In modern-day football it seems two-consecutive defeats is enough for inquiries, questions over the position of the manager and possible recriminations. For Liverpool it’s not that simple, though. Here’s a stat - Liverpool have played four Premier League matches in February and have lost all of them. Having lost four on the trot Liverpool will not be taking Sheffield United lightly, knowing that defeat today would mean they will make history of their own: the Reds are in danger of losing five successive top-flight league matches for the first time since September 1953.
Louisville native and rapper Jack Harlow will appear on Saturday Night Live next month
Louisville native and rapper Jack Harlow will appear on Saturday Night Live next month. Harlow, an Atherton High School graduate, was nominated for a 2020 Grammy last November in the Best Rap Performance category for his single "What's Poppin," from his Sweet Action EP. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its remix version featuring DaBaby, Lil Wayne and Tory Lanez. Harlow first performed "What's Poppin" to a hometown crowd at Old Forester's Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St., when he was in Louisville for Thanksgiving weekend in 2019. In 2020, Harlow was among six people nominated for a Best New Artist VMA award.
Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders: Super-middleweight showdown booked for May
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will face Billy Joe Saunders in May seeking to become the undisputed super-middleweight world champion after his victory over Avni Yilidirim on Saturday night. Alvarez needed only three rounds to see off WBC mandatory challenger Yilidrim in Miami, defending his WBC and WBA titles. Within hours of the win a bout with WBO champion Saunders was confirmed for 8 May in a venue to be determined. “He’s a world champion, we want to go for it and we need to go for it. Read our privacy notice Independent Rugby Newsletter Live Rugby union coverage direct to your inbox every week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Rugby newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent.
Chelsea vs Manchester United result: Player ratings as breakthrough evades both sides in back-and-forth clash
Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Should have scored in the second half after receiving the ball in a promising position. Made a crucial save to deny Ziyech in the second half, though. Fred – 6: Was booked early in the second half.
Economic growth to miss predictions as Budget looms
Economists have warned the fallout from lockdown is likely to be worse than earlier government predictions made ahead of Wednesday’s budget. Britain’s GDP is expected to fall 4pc in the first quarter of the year, according to EY’s Item Club, nearly six percentage points lower than November’s predictions. EY said it was certain the OBR would revise down its forecasts after non-essential high street retail and hospitality were closed in January until at least early April. The economists urged Rishi Sunak not to choke off hopes of a recovery by turning to austerity measures and tax increases. Despite the UK’s deficit now being at its highest level since the Second World War, EY said measures to balance the books should wait.
Glenn Roeder dead: Former West Ham, Newcastle and Norwich manager dies aged 65
Glenn Roeder, the former Newcastle United player and manager who also managed West Ham and Norwich City, has died aged 65 after a long illness. Roeder began his playing career at local club Leyton Orient, building a reputation as a talented ball-playing defender. He went on to play for Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle – whom he captained to promotion – before a brief return to Orient. He started his management career at Gillingham, before spells with Watford, West Ham, Newcastle, where he won the Intertoto Cup, and Norwich. In a statement, the League Managers’ Association said: “The LMA is so very deeply saddened following the death of member Glenn Roeder, at the age of 65, after a long battle with a brain tumour.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool LIVE: Team news and latest Premier League build-up tonight
(Getty Images)Sheffield United welcome Liverpool to Bramall Lane in the Premier League this evening as the division’s bottom-placed side take on last season’s champions. Jurgen Klopp’s players have lost four in a row in the Premier League now, with their last outing seeing the Reds fall to a 2-0 Merseyside derby defeat at home to rivals Everton. As such, Liverpool sit sixth in the standings, 22 points behind league leaders Manchester City with a game in hand. Sheffield United, meanwhile, will look to gain three much-needed points as they battle the odds in pursuit of unlikely top-flight safety. Follow live updates from Sheffield United vs Liverpool in the Premier League below at the conclusion of Chelsea vs Manchester United.
NHS pulse oximeters fail black patients and must be replaced, say doctors
Coronavirus can cause Covid pneumonia which can strike silently, with patients suffering no symptoms even as their blood oxygen levels fall. That's why the pulse oximeters have become crucial, so patients can seek medical help when they notice their oxygen level dropping, before they get dangerously low. "Ideally we would replace [pulse oximeters] with something that was inclusive for all patients and gave accurate measurements for everybody," said Hartland. Dr Keir Philip, a respiratory doctor working on Covid-19 wards in London, stressed: "Pulse oximeters are extremely valuable and saving lots of people's lives, whether they're white or black or any other ethnicity". But he had also noticed "sub-optimal accuracy" of pulse oximetry in his Covid-19 patients, coming out of intensive care - 67pc of whom were from black, Asian and minority ethnicities.
Kristi Noem claims successful response to Covid in CPAC speech joining GOP 2024 hopefuls
South Dakota governor Kristi Noem claimed to have successfully responded to her state’s Covid-19 pandemic, and took aim at widespread restrictions, as she addressed conservatives on Saturday. She told CPAC that 2020 showed ”why America needs conservatives” and claimed that states who ordered Covid-related restrictions “crushed the economy” created by Donald Trump. “Now let me be clear,” Ms Noem told the CPAC crowd. “Covid didn’t crush the economy, the government crushed the economy.”She continued: “Everybody knows that almost overnight we went from a roaring economy to a tragic, nationwide shutdown.”Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Inside Washington newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice Thanks for signing up to the Inside Washington newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent.
Cara Delevingne puts on a very racy display as she poses TOPLESS for bath selfie
But Cara Delevingne harked back to her blonde days on Saturday as she shared a series of throwback snaps, with one seeing her put on a very racy display as she posed topless in the bath. The model, 28, also pulled off a seductive pose in another Instagram picture as she clutched on to her assets while rocking skintight gym gear. And the actress was sure to set pulses racing as she stripped down for a sizzling bath snap, covering her modesty with a star emoji. The star appeared in great spirits in the images as she threw her arm in the air while snapping the selfie on her phone. Cara's sizzling snaps come shortly after she unveiled her new brunette locks as she made a departure from her signature blonde tresses.
Tiffany Haddish and Common bundle up in large coats while enjoying a romantic date in Los Angeles
Tiffany Haddish and Common both layered up against the winter chill on Saturday night. The couple was spotted walking back to their car after enjoying a late-night dinner date in Los Angeles. Date night: Tiffany Haddish and Common were spotted stepping out after enjoying a late-night dinner in Los AngelesCommon was dressed in a large black overcoat featuring multiple pockets on its sleeves and body. Common would also publicly declare that he was dating Haddish during an August appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan. Common also expressed that, although he ultimately trusts himself concerning his personal appearance, he is grateful for the support that Haddish provides.
Britons living in Spain faced with post-Brexit reality
Since January 1, UK nationals not registered as Spanish residents can only stay in the country for up to three months out of every six. Britons have been advised to register for healthcare as residents in Spain and have until June 30, 2021 to change their driving licences to Spanish ones. Henny Illingworth, an estate agent, has been living in Malaga for almost four years and feels uncertain about the future. "I have applied (to universities) in England, but I don't think I will not go because the fees are too high. There are around 360 thousand British residents registered in Spain.
Hungary's PM Viktor Orbán vaccinated against COVID with Chinese Sinopharm vaccine
Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has been inoculated against COVID-19 with the vaccine from the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm after Hungary become the first EU country to approve its use. Hungary began using the Sinopharm vaccine on Wednesday, after having already having given the Russian Sputnik V vaccine emergency authorisation for use without waiting for the green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Hungarian president János Áder was also given the Sinopharm vaccine on Friday. "Without the Chinese and Russian vaccines, we would have big problems," he said on Friday. The Chinese vaccine, which the developer says is nearly 80 per cent effective, is already in use in Hungary’s non-EU neighbour, SerbiaSinopharm has not yet released data on the results of the vaccine's Stage 3 trials.
Video: WW2 plane flies over crematorium at Captain Tom Moore funeral
Video: 'Daddy, you may be gone, but your spirit lives on': Captain Sir Tom Moore's family pay heartfelt tributes at his funeral as nation says goodbye to its hero with RAF flypast and gun saluteWW2 plane flies over crematorium during Captain Tom Moore funeral. A hearse has arrived at Captain Tom's home in for the funeral cortege. The war veteran, aged 100, died on February 2 of coronavirus surrounded by...
Counting On star Justin Duggar, 18, weds his fiancee
Justin Duggar has wed his fiance of only three months. The 18-year-old Counting On star shared an image of his pretty 19-year-old wife Claire Spivey to Instagram this weekend with the note '2.26.21.' Man and wife: Justin Duggar has wed his fiance of only three months. Love you both very much and am SO happy for you guys!??,' wrote Joy-Anna Duggar. The Duggar kids include Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedediah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johanna, Jennifer, Jordyn and Josie.
Video: Captain Tom Moore: World bids farewell at emotional funeral
Video: 'Daddy, you may be gone, but your spirit lives on': Captain Sir Tom Moore's family pay heartfelt tributes at his funeral as nation says goodbye to its hero with RAF flypast and gun saluteSix soldiers from Captain Sir Tom Moore's Yorkshire Regiment carried his coffin at his 'spectacular' funeral today. Church bells are set to ring out across the country for the first time in months at midday in...
Video: Hannah Ingram-Moore: Tom was a beacon of light and hope to the world
Video: 'Daddy, you may be gone, but your spirit lives on': Captain Sir Tom Moore's family pay heartfelt tributes at his funeral as nation says goodbye to its hero with RAF flypast and gun saluteCaptain Sir Tom Moore's daughter paid a heartfelt tribute to him at a small family funeral service this afternoon as the nation said goodbye to the NHS fundraising hero. Six soldiers from Captain Sir Tom Moore's...
South Dakota Gov Kristi Noem blasts Dr Fauci in CPAC speech
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem ripped into Dr Anthony Fauci for criticizing her state's response to the coronavirus pandemic during an address at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. 'Dr Fauci told me that I would have 10,000 COVID patients in the hospital on our worst day. Earlier this month, Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo's secretary, unleashed a political firestorm when she admitted to state Democrats that the administration had deliberately hid data on the number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. Noem was roundly criticized in August when she encouraged a motorcycle rally in Sturgis that was reportedly attended by 250,000 people. A recent POLITICO/Morning Consult poll of voter preferences for 2024 found that Noem is polling at just one percent.
Dr Fauci says Americans should not be hesitant about Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Dr Anthony Fauci on Sunday encouraged Americans not to be hesitant about the newly-approved COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson even though it's been shown to be less effective than the other two vaccines currently available. Dr Anthony Fauci on Sunday encouraged Americans not to be hesitant about the newly-approved COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson even though it's been shown to be less effective than the other two vaccines currently availableThe US government authorized J & J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, making it the third to be available in the country following ones from Pfizer and Moderna (file photo)WATCH: With the approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Dr. Fauci tells @chucktodd that we now have three "really good vaccines." If I were not vaccinated now, and I had a choice of getting the J&J vaccine now or waiting for another vaccine, I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me as quickly as possible. The J&J vaccine is expected to get final approval for widespread use on Sunday, and shipments are expected to begin Sunday or Monday. The J&J vaccine can be shipped and stored at normal refrigerator temperatures.
Cuomo's ex-girlfriend of 14-years Sandra Lee wishes 'peace and healing' after harassment claims
Andrew Cuomo’s ex-girlfriend, Sandra Lee, issued words of ‘healing’ and ‘peace’ to her social media followers just hours after the New York Governor was accused of sexual harassment by a former aide for the second time. Lee, an Emmy-award winning Food Network chef who dated Cuomo for more than 14-years, wrote to Instagram on Saturday night: ‘Sending everyone peace and loving healing regards from Malibu! Sandra Lee (left) dated Cuomo for more than 14 years. Bennett told the New York Times: 'I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared. Lindsay Boylan - a Democratic candidate for Manhattan borough president – previously accused Cuomo of sexual harassment in a series of December tweets, accusing him of 'abusing his power'.
Psaki: 'More effective ways' for Biden to hold MBS responsible for Khashoggi's murder than sanctions
Jen Psaki suggested Sunday that Joe Biden will not directly issue sanctions against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, claiming there are better ways for the president to retaliate for journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. The president’s spokesperson was specifically asked why the U.S. was punishing people under the Crown Prince, but not MBS himself. Biden has faced criticism for not being tougher on MBSBiden said on Saturday that his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday. The Biden administration has faced some criticism that the president should have been tougher on the crown prince, who was not sanctioned despite being blamed for approving Khashoggi's murder. MBS did accept responsibility for the assassination as the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia.
Now Dr. Seuss faces cancel: Virginia school system says books have 'strong racial undertones'
A Virginia school system has dropped Dr. Seuss from an annual event to encourage reading as district leaders accused the beloved author's books having 'strong racial undertones.' Loudoun schools spokesman Wayde B. Byard, said recent research had revealed 'strong racial undertones in many books written/illustrated by Dr. Seuss,' The Washington Post reported. Learning for Justice is behind the calls to cancel Dr Seuss, Fox News reportsRead Across America Day had traditionally featured on Seuss books including classics like The Cat In The Hat and The Grinch. Learning for Justice is behind the recent calls to cancel Dr Seuss, Fox News reports. In 2017 Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro rejected a gift of several Dr Seuss books from Melania Trump, saying their whimsical illustrations were 'steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes'.
Scientists show pooches can sniff out the truth when their owners tell them a fib
Man’s best friends might be scared of vacuum cleaners but they are smarter than given credit for, according to a study. Scientists researching their intelligence in Japan found dogs can remember if a person is trustworthy. The BBC reported: ‘Dogs have more sophisticated social intelligence than we thought. The team found the dogs have more intelligence than sometimes given credit for (stock image)But during the second test the container was empty. The third time the scientist pointed towards a tub most of the dogs ignored the instruction.
CNN's Dana Bash confuses colleague Chris Cuomo with his brother Andrew Cuomo
CNN anchor Dana Bash mistakenly confused her co-worker Chris Cuomo with Andrew Cuomo as she discussed allegations against the New York governor with White House press secretary Jen Psaki Sunday morning. Bash was covering a second claim of sexual harassment against Cuomo on CNN's State of the Union when she said: 'The New York Times is reporting last night a second allegation of sexual harassment against New York Governor Chris Cuomo.' Bash eventually corrected herself by saying: 'Governor Andrew Cuomo I should say, obviously.' But the harassment allegations come as he faces a growing storm over his handling of the coronavirus in nursing homes in his state. Charlotte Bennett (left), 25, accused Gov Cuomo of sexually harassing her during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in his Albany office, including quizzing her about dating older men.
U.S. Senator for Texas
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Representative Francis Rooney of Florida on Thursday introduced a possible amendment to the United States Constitution that would impose term limits on members of Congress.
Goffin ends three-year wait for fifth title after 'difficult days'
Advertising Read moreMontpellier (France) (AFP)Belgium's David Goffin captured his fifth ATP title but first in more than three years with victory over Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the Montpellier final in Sunday. Goffin, the 30-year-old world number 15, saw off top seed and 13th-ranked Bautista Agut 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. In a final you have to seize your opportunities and that's what I did," said Goffin who fired 13 aces past his 32-year-old opponent. "I have been through difficult days and weeks so I'm glad I got back to this level." It was Goffin's first title since Tokyo in October 2017 and a welcome boost after suffering a first round exit to Alexei Popyrin at the Australian Open.
UK vaccination hits 20 million mark in Europe's fastest jab rollout
A woman receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine inside a bus modified into a mobile vaccination centre for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Thamesmead, London, Britain, February 14, 2021. More than 20 million people across the United Kingdom have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, data showed on Sunday as the country made more progress with Europe's fastest vaccination programme. >> How the EU’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout became an ‘advert for Brexit’But the pace of its vaccination roll-out has raised the prospect of a gradual lifting of its current lockdown restrictions between now and the end of June. Official data showed a total of 20.09 million people in Britain have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and almost 800,000 have received a second dose. Last week, Britain said more than one in three adults had received their first vaccination.
Thousands protest in France's Martinique against insecticide 'impunity'
Thousands demonstrated on the French island of Martinique at the weekend against a looming statute of limitations that may hurt their compensation case for widespread harm done by a highly toxic insecticide. Advertising Read moreThe chemical, chlordecone, was widely used between 1972 and 1993 to protect banana plantations from insects in Martinique and neighbouring Guadeloupe, also a French territory in the Caribbean. Over 90 percent of the adult population of Martinique and Guadeloupe suffer from chlordecone poisoning, according to the French public health agency. Several associations from Martinique and Guadeloupe filed a legal complaint over the poisoning of their islands in 2006, triggering an investigation two years later. The announcement sparked widespread anger on the islands, resulting in Saturday's demonstration, with "No Impunity" seen written on placards.
Former West Ham boss Roeder dies aged 65
Advertising Read moreLondon (AFP)Former West Ham and Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder has died aged 65 after a long struggle with a brain tumour. Roeder was first diagnosed with the tumour in 2003 while in charge of West Ham, who he led to an impressive seventh-placed finish in the Premier League just a year earlier. Roeder was sacked early in the following season and didn't manage again until 2006 when he took over at Newcastle after a spell as the club's youth-team boss. He enjoyed a successful playing career with QPR, Newcastle and Watford. The Magpies wrote: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player and manager, Glenn Roeder at the age of 65.
Off-duty officer’s sharp nose spurs arrest of suspected drug-impaired driver and ticket for passenger with open cannabis
During the stop, the officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis emanating from inside the truck and could see open cannabis, which was later determined to belong to the truck’s passenger, the statement notes. The officer’s nose was tipped off while driving near Holyrood in Newfoundland and Labrador at 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 22. Upon seeing a truck towing a snowmobile trailer, he then smelled weed, reports the Holyrood detachment of the RCMP. Article contentSuspecting that the driver was drug-impaired, the officers had him complete roadside sobriety testing, which showed further signs of impairment. For his part, the 34-year-old passenger was ticketed under Newfoundland and Labrador’s the Provincial Cannabis Control Act for having open cannabis.
Thousands protest in Martinique against insecticide 'impunity'
The chemical, chlordecone, was widely used between 1972 and 1993 to protect banana plantations from insects in Martinique and neighbouring Guadeloupe, also a French territory in the Caribbean. Over 90 percent of the adult population of Martinique and Guadeloupe suffer from chlordecone poisoning, according to the French public health agency. Several associations from Martinique and Guadeloupe filed a legal complaint over the poisoning of their islands in 2006, triggering an investigation two years later. The announcement sparked widespread anger on the islands, resulting in Saturday's demonstration, with "No Impunity" seen written on placards. Around 300 people demonstrated at a simultaneous Guadeloupe gathering, according to a local organiser, while some 200 took to the streets in Paris.
War turning Yemen into broken state, beyond repair: UN
With so much damage to its infrastructure, Yemen is now witnessing "the worst development crisis in the world", Auke Lootsma, the United Nations Development Programme's country director, told AFP in an interview. "If you continue like this, Yemen as a country will be very difficult to rebuild. If more assets get destroyed and people become poorer and poorer, then it will become almost like an unviable state." "The international community should rally around Yemen and come forward with a great number of pledges that will help us to prevent a widespread famine" in the country, Lootsma said. According to the latest UN data, more than 16 million Yemenis will face hunger this year, and nearly 50,000 are already starving in famine-like conditions.
On Migrant Rights, Biden Is Having a Hard Time Differentiating Himself From Trump
AGThe deportation machine has a long bipartisan history. Something I discovered while researching my book is that the United States has deported 57 million people since the 1880s. In more recent decades, we’ve seen that Democratic administrations have rolled out some of the most punitive policies. Fast forward two decades, and Bill Clinton implemented some of the most punitive immigration and border enforcement policies in recent history. The Biden administration may break from that pattern, but that remains to be seen.
GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy said he'd bet his 'personal house' that Republicans will 'get the majority back' in 2022
Rep. Kevin McCarthy on Saturday said he'd bet his home on the odds that the GOP secures a majority in 2022. Rep. Kevin McCarthy on Saturday said he'd wager his own home on Republicans reclaiming a House majority in 2022. Democrats now have a slim majority in the lower chamber, and Republicans need to flip just five seats to regain control. House Democrats this weekend approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package containing $1,400 stimulus checks for Americans. McCarthy, the House minority leader, was one of the bill's dissenters, saying on the House floor that its price tag was untenable.
Fauci Fires Back at Kristi Noem Saying He’s ‘Wrong’: ‘The Numbers Don’t Lie’
Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci hit back at South Dakota Gov. “It’s unfortunate but it’s not really helpful because sometimes you think things are going well and just take a look at the numbers, they don’t lie,” he said. During an interview with Noem on the same program, anchor Margaret Brennan grilled the Republican governor and potential 2024 presidential candidate on her state’s poor performance with the deadly virus. “So for your state, you have, if you look at starting in July, which was after that spring peak, you have the highest death rate in cumulative COVID deaths per million in the country,” Brennan said, adding: “I know you’re conservative and you care about the sanctity of life. So how can you justify making decisions that put the health of your constituents at risk?”Noem, meanwhile, brushed off the question, instead telling Brennan that “those are questions that you should be asking every other governor in this country as well.”
A Letter to the Speaker of the House and President pro tempore of the Senate Consistent with the War Powers Resolution
Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)At my direction, on February 25, 2021, United States forces conducted a targeted military strike against infrastructure in eastern Syria used by Iran-supported non-state militia groups. In response, I directed this military action to protect and defend our personnel and our partners against these attacks and future such attacks. I directed this military action consistent with my responsibility to protect United States citizens both at home and abroad and in furtherance of United States national security and foreign policy interests, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct United States foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive. The United States took this action pursuant to the United States’ inherent right of self-defense as reflected in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148).
Cuomo asks state AG, top judge, to launch harassment probe
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, file photo, New York Gov. Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual harassment have spurred calls for an investigation — and questions about who might meaningfully conduct one. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, File)FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, file photo, New York Gov. Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual harassment have spurred calls for an investigation — and questions about who might meaningfully conduct one. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov.
Sunday shows - Trump's reemergence, COVID-19 vaccines and variants dominate
Guests also discussed the Food and Drug Administration's decision to clear the nation's third coronavirus vaccine, giving hope that the end of the pandemic could soon be in sight. Read The Hill's complete coverage below. Rick Scott acknowledges Biden 'absolutely' won fair election By ZACK BUDRYK Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who joined a challenge to Pennsylvania's Electoral College results when Congress was certifying presidential election votes, conceded Sunday that President Biden “absolutely” won the 2020 election fairly. Read the full story hereFauci says vaccines still reasonably effective against new COVID-19 variants By JOHN BOWDEN The nation's top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday that Americans should not worry about whether new coronavirus variants such as the one recently discovered in New York can render COVID-19 vaccines ineffective. Read the full story here
Cuomo team backs away from sexual harassment investigation pick, allows AG to choose independent lawyer
James said in a statement to Fox News that she was calling for a referral from Cuomo to independently investigate allegations of sexual harassment. AOC CALLS ON NY AG TO APPOINT INVESTIGATOR IN CUOMO SEXUAL HARASSMENT SCANDAL"Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously," James said. "There must be a truly independent investigation to thoroughly review these troubling allegations against the governor, and I stand ready to oversee that investigation and make any appointments necessary." "The work product will be solely controlled by that independent lawyer personally selected by the Attorney General and Chief Judge. CUOMO ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT FOR 2ND TIMEIn a shorter statement, she added, "We will leave all decisions concerning the investigation to be made in the discretion of the independent counsel selected by the Attorney General and Chief Judge."
Israel authorizes plan to vaccinate over 120,000 Palestinian workers
Israel rejects the characterization that it occupies Palestinian territory, deeming the West Bank “disputed.” Israeli officials have also pointed to bilateral agreements between Israel and the Palestinians which designate responsibility for health care to the Palestinian Authority. Human rights groups welcomed Sunday’s announcement, but contended that Israel had yet to fulfill its alleged responsibility to vaccinate all Palestinians. Sunday’s announcement came a week after Israeli health officials met their Palestinian counterparts in Ramallah to discuss that and other matters relating to the pandemic. After the meeting, the Palestinian Authority promptly released a statement alleging that Israel had agreed in principle to innoculate Palestinians who work in Israel. Around 22 percent of coronavirus tests came back positive across the West Bank on Saturday.
'It's insulting': Jewish community reacts to yellow star used by B.C. anti-vaxxer on t-shirt
VANCOUVER -- Members of Vancouver’s Jewish community are reacting to a t-shirt created by a local woman comparing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to the Holocaust. She’s created a range of t-shirts with messages like “Real men don’t wear masks” and “Immune by nature.”Her most recent design – a yellow star with the words “COVID Caust” – is causing offence in the Jewish community. During the Holocaust, the yellow star was used to identify Jewish people, intended to humiliate them and to mark them out for segregation and discrimination. “We are the official yellow star class in Canada, so that’s why I made that design,” she says in the video. “It’s irrational, it makes no sense.”He says the use of the yellow star in this way is offensive.
Covid-19: Brazil 'variant of concern' detected in UK
"We have identified these cases thanks to our use of advanced sequencing capabilities which means we are finding more variants and mutations than many other countries and are therefore able to take action quickly."
Chad: Several killed during arrest of opposition figure
At least two people were killed after security forces attempted to detain Chad's opposition presidential candidate Yaya Dillo on Sunday. He said that five family members were killed, including his mother. The government released a statement that said security forces were trying to arrest Dillo after he refused to answer to two judicial mandates and were met with armed resistance. A government spokesman said Dillo fired first, before security forces retaliated. Who is Yaya Dillo?
Government seeks to retain lockdown limits on protests
Patel recently described last year’s Black Lives Matter protests as “dreadful” after previously calling them illegal. BLM demonstrators have claimed they were subjected to intimidating police tactics such as kettling, and a report from the monitoring coalition Netpol alleged the policing of the protests was “institutionally racist”. Patel’s letter to Winsor has prompted a review by the inspectorate into how effectively the police manage protests. Its findings will help Patel prepare a new law to curb protests that it is understood will target those that block parliament or affect judicial hearings, among other criteria. “But this must be carefully balanced with the rights of others to go about their business, and not seek to prevent the operation of our democracy.
Fear, silent migration: A year after anti-Muslim riots in Delhi
Muslim victims of last year’s Delhi violence say they have been forced to sell their properties due to a lack of security. Such things create an atmosphere of perpetual fear,” Farhana told Al Jazeera. Even a small sound at night scares us and it feels like we are being attacked again,” Shahnaz told Al Jazeera. Widespread damage to properties were reported during the Delhi violence [File: Altaf Qadri/AP Photo] “But they don’t get market rate for their properties. The people and the government of Delhi and central government should sit together and sort this out,” Harish Khurana, spokesperson for the BJP in New Delhi, told Al Jazeera.
'Myanmar is like a battlefield': UN says at least 18 dead as security forces fire on protesters
Police and troops crack down on rallies held across the country in defiance of junta'Myanmar is like a battlefield': UN says at least 18 dead as security forces fire on protestersAt least 18 people have been killed, according to the UN, after security forces in Myanmar used lethal violence against anti-coup protesters in the most deadly crackdown since the military seized power at the start of February. At least 18 people are believed to have been killed, and 30 injured, according to the UN human rights office, which strongly condemned the escalating violence against peaceful protesters. “Myanmar is like a battlefield,” the Buddhist-majority country’s first Catholic cardinal, Charles Maung Bo, said on Twitter. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesSeveral countries condemned the use of force against protesters, including Britain which called the violence abhorrent. Across Asia - in Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong – activists held rallies to support Myanmar’s protesters.
Family traumatized after thief steals car with kids in backseat from South Side gas station
EMBED >More News Videos Two young children are back with their family after someone stole their mother's car while they were inside Saturday. "Terrified, because I was just leaving work and to get this call that someone kidnapped my children. "So I'm grateful they are found and safe but my grandkids are terrified and so is my daughter. "I guess they didn't realize that the kids were in the car, because we were on 75th and Yates. They pulled over at 74th and Merrill, and put part of the car in the middle of the street and the kids are standing on the sidewalk in the snow," said Shameeka Choice, the kid's Godmother.
Padres outfielder Tommy Pham said he is lucky to be alive after stabbing in October
PEORIA, Ariz. — San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham said Sunday morning that he is lucky to be alive after being stabbed in the back outside a San Diego strip club in October. “The doctor here basically told me that if I wasn’t so muscular, I might be dead or paralyzed," Pham told reporters via Zoom. "So I’m lucky to even be able to play. Pham, 32, was stabbed in the lower back during an altercation in the club’s parking lot on Oct. 11. “I can't squat a lot yet, or deadlift a lot because my back is not ready," Pham said.
All-ACC cornerback Derion Kendrick no longer on Clemson football team
Cornerback Derion Kendrick is no longer a member of the Clemson football team, a Clemson spokesperson confirmed Sunday morning. Kendrick missed multiple games due to disciplinary issues in his three seasons in the program, including last season, when he was held out of the Tigers’ game against Pitt. “Some people might say he’s in the doghouse — I like to say he’s in the love shack,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said at the time. For his career, which began with him playing wide receiver as a freshman before moving to the defensive secondary prior to his sophomore year, Kendrick played in 39 games and made 23 starts. He had 15 receptions for 210 yards as a wide receiver and also had 15 career kickoff returns for an average of 23.3 yards.
Photos: Players show support for Tiger Woods by wearing his Sunday colors
Many around the professional golf world are rallying to show their support for one of the game’s greats on Sunday. Numerous players are wearing red and black for Tiger Woods, who was involved in a single-vehicle rollover car crash on Tuesday. (Photo: Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports) moreWorld Golf Championships Matt Kuchar places a Tiger stamped ball in support go the Tiger Woods during the final… Matt Kuchar places a Tiger stamped ball in support go the Tiger Woods during the final round of World Golf Championships at The Concession golf tournament at The Concession Golf Club. (Photo… Annika Sorenstam warms up for the final round of the Gainbridge LPGA with her family. (Photo by Beth Ann Nichols) moreWorld Golf Championships Cameron Champ showing support for injured golfer Tiger Woods by wearing a Red shirt and Black… Cameron Champ showing support for injured golfer Tiger Woods by wearing a Red shirt and Black pants during the final round of World Golf Championships at The Concession golf tournament at The Concession Golf Club.
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo picked who is investigating him. Lawmakers say that's not good enough.
David Paterson, who had tasked the attorney general in 2010 with probing a scandal within the governor’s office. Eliot Spitzer also faced an attorney general investigation 2 1/2 years before. And nobody would know that better than Andrew Cuomo himself: He was the attorney general at the time of both previous investigations. His spokesman, Mike Whyland, said the attorney general should get to pick who does the job. Cuomo, who has been governor since 2011, had been tasked with investigating governors twice during his one term as attorney general from 2007 through 2010.
US Soccer repeals policy requiring players to stand for national anthem
United States Soccer repealed a policy that required players to stand for the national anthem Saturday at its national council meeting. The repeal needed to be approved by the national council in order for it to be official. Policy 604-1 stated that, "all persons representing a Federation national team shall stand respectfully during the playing of national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented." The USWNT stood for anthem last Sunday before their match against Brazil in the SheBelieves Cup. We are combating systemic racism," Dunn told reporters.
Why a Recent Legal Decision May Upend Private Equity - The New York Times
Of course, it’s hard to know if Judge Rakoff’s ruling will become a new precedent. At least in public, private-equity practitioners seem to be unmoved by Judge Rakoff’s ruling. And Judge Rakoff’s bombshell hasn’t put a damper on the private-equity industry — yet. The borrowings represented “adjusted” debt equal to nine times the company’s EBITDA, according to the S&P Global ratings agency. But the directors of companies being sold to buyout firms would be foolish not to take Judge Rakoff’s ruling to heart.
Salvaged From 1941 Shipwreck, Letters Reveal Wartime Love and Sacrifice
“Imagine that I have my lips tight against yours with my arms around you tight … hearts beating as one,” a serviceman stationed in India told his beloved, Iris, in 1941. That impassioned prose comes from a World War II-era love letter — one of the more than 700 letters found aboard the shipwrecked S.S. Gairsoppa that conservators are working to piece together. It lay undiscovered three miles beneath the Atlantic Ocean until 2011, when an American company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, found the wreckage. From 2012 to 2013, the company recovered various treasures: personal items from crew members, more than 200,000 pounds of silver and 717 undelivered letters. In 2018, the museum displayed some of the letters in an exhibition titled “Voices From the Deep.”
Olympians Enter a Risky New Event: Line Jumping
Yet even ethics experts are split on the propriety — and the global health consequences — of Olympic line jumping. “Maybe we should do what we need to do to make it possible for them to entertain us, to help us bear up under tough isolation circumstances,” he said. Dick Pound, a powerful International Olympic Committee member from Canada, suggested last month that taking “300 or 400 vaccines out of several million” for athletes in Canada should not warrant any public outcry. But many politicians, sports leaders, athletes and everyday citizens — millions of them just as eager to get vaccinated as quickly as possible — would disagree. In an interview, Dunfee criticized Pound for suggesting Canadian athletes should get an earlier place in line; on the contrary, he said, athletes had a duty to be role models in society.
Opinion | Brazil Is Brilliant at Vaccinations. So What Went Wrong This Time?
But despite these advantages, Brazil’s vaccine rollout has been painfully slow, inconsistent and marred by shortages. The nationwide program began on Jan. 18, later than over 50 countries, and at its current rate will take more than four years to complete. Several major cities, such as Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, have already had to stop their campaigns because of problems in supply. (“It’s no use staying home crying,” he recently said, after the country registered 1,452 deaths on a single day.) In August, Pfizer offered Brazil 70 million doses, with delivery starting in December — but the government was not interested.
Opinion | The Era of Vaccine Diplomacy Is Here
Moscow and Beijing saw an opportunity early on, sending masks and protective gear to hard-hit countries last spring. Now, with low- and middle-income countries clamoring for vaccines, countries from Serbia and Algeria to Brazil and Egypt are getting doses from China and Russia. Beijing’s vaccine diplomacy has had its glitches, most notably the lack of verified information about the efficacy of its vaccines, but for many poor countries, China’s vaccines are far better than nothing. Vaccine diplomacy has drawbacks. has complained that too many countries and vaccine manufacturers are focused on making bilateral or selective deals, which pushes the poorest countries to the side.
Best sustainable clothing brands 2021: 41 options for ethical fashion
Boyish JeansThese jeans won’t burn a hole in your pocket or in the ozone layer, using eco-friendly practices and pricing the pants at reasonable rates. The collection has shirts, pants, pajamas, hoodies and more, all made with organic cotton and hemp-based fabrics. Pact is a great option for men’s items, offering organic cotton clothing made in a fair trade factory. They also use only the most sustainable materials, including recycled polyester, organic cotton and hemp to name a few. The responsibly-crafted bags and accessories company has just released a new backpack that is as versatile as it is good for the earth.
18 killed, 30 wounded in Myanmar crackdown, UN official says
YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power, and a U.N. human rights official said it had “credible information” that 18 people were killed and 30 were wounded. An Associated Press journalist was taken into police custody on Saturday morning while providing news coverage of the protests. DVB counted five deaths in Yangon and two in Mandalay, the largest and second-largest cities. In Dawei, local media reported at least three people were killed during a protest march, supported by photos and video. Videos and photos showed protesters running as police charged at them, and residents setting up makeshift roadblocks to slow their advance.
Seniors Seeking Vaccines Have a Problem: They Can’t Use the Internet
Before the pandemic, Ms. Carlin, who is 84, loved to go on walks in Novato, Calif., with her grandchildren and dance at the senior center. Ms. Carlin cannot afford to buy a computer, and would not know how to navigate the internet in search of a shot even if she could. While members of her family might be able to help her there, she avoids seeing them as a safety precaution. “It’s very frustrating,” Ms. Carlin said on her flip phone. As a result, seniors who lack tech skills are missing out on potentially lifesaving shots.
Psaki skirts questions about punishing MBS for death of Jamal Khashoggi
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday wouldn’t directly say whether President Biden would take action to sanction Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman personally for the death of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi — saying only that there are “more effective” means. “So isn’t punishing them like punishing the hitman and not the mob boss who actually put out the hit?” Bash asked Psaki. Facing criticism from bipartisan congressional lawmakers for not taking direct action against bin Salman, Biden told reporters on Saturday more will be coming Monday. The Biden administration released an intelligence report last Friday that put the blame for Khashoggi’s death squarely on bin Salman, the de facto ruler of the kingdom. “We assess that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” the report said.
24 masks and face shields to protect yourself during COVID-19
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Serena Bass celebrates birthday at her latest Harlem hotspot
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Serena Bass’ 75th birthday was a “baby boomer bonanza” at her latest Harlem eatery, Bixi, this week. The catering queen and socialite — who previously ran the beloved Serena at the Chelsea Hotel — welcomed friends and family to Bixi’s “huge open-air patio” complete with an “amazing fire pit,” a source said. “Serena’s son — and Anna Wintour’s [former] stepson — Sam Shaffer, gave a ‘memory lane speech,’ ” while style expert Robert Verdi circulated with jewelry designer Mckenzie Liautaud, and interior designer Patrick Miele told of his new line of tableware. Said the reveler: “Endless pan-Asian food — and the Lucky Jim cocktail, with tequila and chilies — ruled the night.”Bixi has been hosting some small tastings. Bass is also executive chef at Lido restaurant.
Dennis Smith Jr. looks reborn with Pistons ahead of Knicks matchup
With the Pistons losing starting point guard Delon Wright to a groin strain and the Knicks losing Elfrid Payton to a hamstring strain, Sunday’s Motown PG matchup is set. Rose and Smith were swapped for each other three weeks ago and it’s worked out splendidly for the Knicks. It’s also been enlightening for the Pistons as Detroit looks to revive the Knicks outcast Smith. Pistons coach Dwane Casey made Smith the starting point guard four games ago and he’s found his mojo. After the trade, Smith said on a Zoom press conference he was “smiling all day.”Three weeks in, Smith is still smiling.
Tom Brady’s latest Super Bowl run fueled by Peyton Manning feat
Tom Brady may have cemented himself as the greatest of all time three weeks ago when he won his seventh Super Bowl championship, the most for any player in NFL history. But it was a feat only accomplished by Peyton Manning that Brady was actually chasing. Manning was the only quarterback in the league’s 101-year history to start and win a Super Bowl title with two different franchises before the 43-year-old Brady added his name to that list with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl 2021. Now, he’s gotten a front row seat as Brady captured his fifth Super Bowl MVP award – the most in NFL history. Brady has also surpassed Manning in passing yards, passing touchdowns and passer rating.
Prisons are getting Whiter. That’s one way mass incarceration might end.
Beginning in 2017, the White rate of being jailed surpassed that of Hispanics for the first time in living memory. Persuading people to join the fight against mass incarceration because Whites stand to benefit is bound to repulse those already committed to the cause. What’s more, in a remarkable moment of convergence, libertarians, religious leaders and racial-justice advocates oppose mass incarceration for separate but overlapping reasons. Opponents of mass incarceration — including Biden — should continue to denounce racism within the criminal justice system. But the president can also remind Americans that our racial fates are joined: All of us would benefit from the end of mass incarceration.
Opinion | The Golden Globes are a good reminder you don’t need to take everyone’s judgment seriously
The outrage over the Golden Globes is as much an annual ritual as the awards ceremony itself. But far more than the Academy Awards, which represent the collective judgment of thousands of industry professionals, the Golden Globes have power only because the movie and television industries are willing to let them have it. With this annual melodrama in mind, we non-celebrities might do well to consider whose judgments are worth taking seriously. Someone is always going to be wrong somewhere on the Internet, or in a pool of awards voters. On Sunday, take the Golden Globes as the often-ridiculous, occasionally delightful spectacle it is, preferably with a glass of bubbly.
Cuomo should lose emergency powers amid sexual harassment claims: de Blasio
Andrew Cuomo’s emergency authority over local governments following a second “disturbing” allegation of sexual harassment lodged by a one-time staffer. “New Yorkers have seen detailed, documented accounts of sexual harassment, multiple instances of intimidation, and the admitted withholding of information on the deaths of over 15,000 people,” said de Blasio. “Two fully independent investigations must be held immediately into the deaths at nursing homes and the disturbing personal misconduct allegations,” the mayor said. “The investigation into nursing home deaths must be free to examine campaign contributions from the nursing home industry,” he continued. Cuomo has denied both sexual harassment allegations, and adamantly defended his administration’s work to stem the coronavirus in nursing homes.
Sen. Hagerty says GOP must push back on Dems' 'wish list of socialist programs' in stimulus bill
Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., on Saturday told Fox News that Republicans must push back against a "Democrat wish list of socialist programs" in the $1.9 trillion stimulus package making its way through Congress -- and predicted it wouldn't get a single GOP vote. GOP SEN. HAGERTY PRESSES BIDEN ON 'REMAIN IN MEXICO' ROLLBACK, WARNS IT WILL 'ENDANGER' COMMUNITIESThe enormous stimulus package passed the House early Saturday in a 219-212 vote. He said his own threshold for a stimulus package is "whether or not, on a targeted basis, it is doing something to get our people innoculated, our kids back in school and our families back to work." Hagerty spoke to Fox News a day before former President Donald Trump was scheduled to address CPAC. "We’ve got to continue to stand strong to maintain the great momentum we had under President Trump," he said.
Who returned Lady Gaga's stolen dogs?
Lady Gaga has been reunited with her two French bulldogs thanks to an anonymous good Samaritan who found them in Los Angeles. The performer's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot once as he walked three of the singer's dogs in Hollywood. The third escaped and has since been reunited with Lady Gaga's representatives. LADY GAGA'S DAD PLEADS FOR PUBLIC'S HELP AFTER HER DOG WALKER SHOT, DOGS STOLEN: 'HELP US CATCH THESE CREEPS'"The woman found the dogs and reached out to Lady Gaga's staff to return them. However, he still demands justice and is hoping the police will nab the two suspects, one of which authorities say shot Gaga's dog walker.
Virginia officer fatally shot during traffic stop in Stanley
A police officer in a Virginia town was shot and killed by a driver during a traffic stop before he could get out of his patrol vehicle, authorities said. Officer Dominic "Nick" J. Winum, 48, was fatally shot in the town Friday afternoon, Stanley Police Chief Ryan Dean said in a statement. Virginia State Police told news outlets Richards ran away but was later found hiding in a barn. KANSAS OFFICERS HURT IN 'POSSIBLE EXPLOSION' IN DOWNTOWN WICHITAThe suspect reportedly made a "threatening movement" and was shot and killed by officers. Before that, Virginia State Police said he had been a state trooper.
Trump to slam Biden, attack Republican critics in first post White House speech
Donald Trump is expected to slam President Joe Biden and seek to retain his grasp on the Republican Party's future on Sunday during his first major political address since departing the White House last month. "The Republican Party is united. Trump's political ambitions have put Republicans in a tight spot electorally. Earlier this month, Trump denounced McConnell in a statement as a "dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack." Trump will also press for Biden to "get the schools open right now," according to the excerpts of his remarks.
Millennials, Gen Z are job-hopping, but contrary to popular belief, maybe not enough
Gallup identifies millennials as the most likely among generations to switch careers and suggests that six in ten millennials are open to new job opportunities. But the idea that millennials and Gen Z created this trend is a common misconception. Not only are younger workers seeking job mobility, but they're also looking for flexible and remote work schedules, a need that's come to the forefront amid Covid-19. Many younger workers are also incorporating skills training to market themselves as more competitive candidates. The organization defines millennials as those born between 1981 and 1996, while Gen Z begins with those born in 1997.
Bash to White House press secretary: Why hasn't Saudi Arabia been held accountable for murder of Khashoggi?
White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Biden administration's decision to not directly sanction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying there are "more effective ways" to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing.
Michel lands in Moldova on swing through east
European Council President Charles Michel receives a martisor from Moldova's President Maia Sandu during his official visit in Chisinau, Moldova, February 28, 2021. Michel’s visit to the Moldovan capital was the first stop on a swing through EU’s “eastern neighborhood,” amid deepening tensions between Brussels and Moscow. In Chi?in?u, Michel met with President Maia Sandu, a Harvard-educated economist who won election in November on a pro-EU campaign platform. “It has opened a window of opportunity for enhanced EU-Moldova relations,” Michel continued. We are committed to strengthening Moldova’s political association and economic integration.
New York Governor Cuomo backs down on plan to pick lawyer to review his alleged sexual misconduct
FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at a vaccination site in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., February 22, 2021. Seth Wenig/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office backed down on its plan to choose an investigator to review sexual harrassment allegations against him, saying on Sunday it had instead asked the state’s attorney general and an appeals court judge to pick a lawyer to conduct an independent review. Cuomo’s administration said it wanted the probe to be done “in a manner beyond reproach” after two former aides came forward in recent days to make accusations of sexual misconduct by the governor, which he has denied. “All members of the Governor’s office will cooperate fully. We will have no further comment until the report is issued,” special counsel to Cuomo Beth Garvey said in a statement.
French citizens’ convention slams government climate bill
The draft climate law would ban fossil fuel advertisements, certain domestic flights and new cars emitting more than 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer by 2030. | Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty ImagesMembers of the French Citizens’ Climate Convention said today that the government did a poor job of translating their advice into law. The draft climate law would ban fossil fuel advertisements, certain domestic flights and new cars emitting more than 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer by 2030. The French Environmental, Economic and Social Committee and the High Council for Climate have strongly criticized the draft. POLITICO Pro is our premium intelligence service for professionals.
Under shareholder pressure, Danone takes step to sell Chinese asset
FILE PHOTO: Danone products displayed before the French food group's 2019 annual results presentation in Paris, France, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) - Danone said on Sunday it was taking a first step towards selling off its stake in its Chinese dairy partner as the French food group faces pressure from shareholders to improve its performance and governance. The French group said the indirect stake currently had a book value of about 850 million euros ($1.03 billion) and contributed 57 million euros to its income in 2019. “Today’s announcement is an example of our commitment to deliver portfolio optimisation and improve returns to shareholders through disciplined capital allocation,” Chief Financial Officer Juergen Esser said in an emailed statement. French media reported that Danone’s board of directors was due to meet on Monday to discuss governance issues.
Bitcoin falls 5.84% to $43,418
FILE PHOTO: A collection of bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration taken Dec. 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Illustration/File Photo(Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped 5.84% to $43,418.02 on Sunday, losing $2,691.96 from its previous close. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, has fallen 25.6% from the year’s high of $58,354.14 on Feb. 21. Bitcoin’s price soared this year as major firms including BNY Mellon, asset manager BlackRock Inc, and credit card giant Mastercard Inc backed cryptocurrencies, while others such as Tesla Inc Square Inc and MicroStrategy Inc invested in bitcoin. Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, dipped 9.59% to $1,319.12 on Sunday, losing $139.91 from its previous close.
Kremlin critic Navalny moved to penal colony outside Moscow to serve jail term
POKROV, Russia (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a penal colony outside Moscow to serve his prison sentence, a public commission said on Sunday, weeks after he returned to Russia after being poisoned. He has been transferred to a penal colony in the Vladimir region, the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission that defends the rights of prisoners and has access to people in custody, said on its website. The state news agency TASS specified that Navalny will serve his term in penal colony number 2 in the town of Pokrov, about 100 km (60 miles) east of Moscow. “If there is a need to prevent Navalny from communicating with others, nobody would talk to him,” the activist said. Putin has dismissed that, alleging Navalny is part of a U.S.-backed dirty tricks campaign to discredit him.
Fauci on CPAC speech: 'I'm sure that you can get a standing ovation by saying I'm wrong'
Appearing Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Fauci — who has served for more than three decades as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — described Noem’s remarks as “unfortunate.”“It is not really helpful. Because sometimes you think things are going well, and just take a look at the numbers. They don't lie,” he said, adding: “I'm sure that you can get a standing ovation by saying I'm wrong.”Public health experts have been critical of Noem’s comparatively few coronavirus-related restrictions and broader pandemic response in South Dakota, where per capita deaths have soared in one of the nation's least-populated states. More than 512,000 Americans have died from the pandemic. “We've had some tragic situations, but I know that respecting them in my role, in the authority that I have as governor, has been incredibly helpful to get our state … through this challenging time.”
CPAC designed as a Trump coronation, former head of American Conservative Union says
The former head of the organization that oversees CPAC on Sunday called this year's ongoing event a coronation of Donald Trump. Calling him "the great whiner," Al Cardenas said on MSNBC of Trump: "He’s going to continue to make sure people understand that he is the de facto leader of the Republican Party, and those that don’t follow his path will have to pay for it." Cardenas was the head of the American Conservative Union from 2011 to 2014. The organization runs the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which began in 1974 with Ronald Reagan as its first keynote speaker. Cardenas was succeeded by Matt Schlapp, who remains the organization's president.
POLITICO Playbook: Fears about Trump out of the cage
POLITICO Playbook: Fears about Trump out of the cage Presented byDonald Trump's aides have been appealing to the former president to leave out some of his typical themes in the speech that he will give at CPAC on Sunday. There are two months of pent-up tweets Trump could unleash at CPAC today, his first on-stage appearance since Jan. 6. Here’s what his aides have been trying to prevail upon Trump to do:— Train his fire on JOE BIDEN. Here’s what they really do not want from Trump:— Talk about his belief that the election was stolen. A Trump adviser said they got Trump to take a McConnell dig out of the script, but who knows what he'll say.
Top Clemson defender Derion Kendrick no longer with program
Clemson’s top cornerback is no longer a part of the program. Derion Kendrick is no longer on the team, a Clemson official confirmed Sunday morning. Kendrick was named first-team All-ACC last season after appearing in nine games, with eight starts. He signed with Clemson for the class of 2018 as a five-star recruit. The State has reached out to Kendrick and a family member for comment but has not heard back.
Mike Tomlin criticizes NFL's lack of Black coaches, calls Eric Bieniemy situation a 'head-scratcher'
The winningest Black head coach in NFL history criticized the league's hiring practices and lack of diversity in coaching ranks. The lack of minority coaches is "unacceptable," he said, and the fact Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy doesn't have a head coach position is a "head-scratcher." Tomlin on NFL's diversity failureTomlin called the lack of diversity hires a "global, collective failure from my perspective" while on Real Sports. Per the Post-Gazette, only three of the 27 head coaching vacancies in the past four years have gone to Black coaches. Tomlin noted that many Black coaches don't get second chances, while many white coaches such as Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay do get those looks.
Israel approves plan to vaccinate West Bank laborers
On Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, Israel announced plans to vaccinate tens of thousands of Palestinians who work inside Israel and its West Bank settlements, at a time of vast disparities in access to vaccines between the Israeli and Palestinian populations. On Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, Israel announced plans to vaccinate tens of thousands of Palestinians who work inside Israel and its West Bank settlements, at a time of vast disparities in access to vaccines between the Israeli and Palestinian populations. It said the vaccines would be administered by Israeli medical teams at various checkpoints and industrial zones across the West Bank. But before Sunday’s announcement, Israel has shared just 2,000 vaccines with the Palestinian Authority to protect front-line medical workers in the West Bank. Some 110,000 West Bank Palestinians have permits to work inside Israel or in the settlements.
College football super seniors could change fortunes in 2021
Bill Connelly, who created SP+, said there will be more returning production across college football in 2021 than in any year since he started tracking it in 2014. As of this past weekend, Illinois expects to have 17 scholarship super seniors, the most of any Power Five school. If not for the super seniors, the Lobos might have barely cracked 70 scholarship players in 2021. Texas Tech has seven returning starters among 10 super seniors, including defensive back Eric Monroe and linebacker Colin Schooler. “The super seniors coming back are absolutely part of that formula for building this program where we are at right now,” Well said.
Super seniors: Extra year changes look for football rosters
Super seniors: Extra year changes look for football rostersThe Associated Press asked each FBS program how many scholarship super seniors they expect to have on their rosters heading into spring practice. Miami - 6. Notable: QB D’Eriq King, fourth in the ACC in total offense (293.1 yards per game). North Carolina State - 3Pittsburgh - 12. Notable: QB Kenny Pickett, four-year starter. San Jose State - 12. Notable: QB Nick Starkel. Louisiana Lafayette - 9. Notable: QB Levi Lewis, third in Sun Belt in total offense (237.2 yards per game).
‘Coronation Street’ actor Johnny Briggs dies at age 85
FILE - In this March 7, 2007 file photo, actor Johnny Briggs poses for the media after collecting an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London. British actor Johnny Briggs, best known for his role as businessman Mike Baldwin in the long-running TV soap opera “Coronation Street,” has died. (Fiona Hanson/PA via AP, file)FILE - In this March 7, 2007 file photo, actor Johnny Briggs poses for the media after collecting an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London. British actor Johnny Briggs, best known for his role as businessman Mike Baldwin in the long-running TV soap opera “Coronation Street,” has died. (Fiona Hanson/PA via AP, file)LONDON (AP) — Johnny Briggs, a British actor best known for his role as businessman Mike Baldwin in the long-running TV soap opera “Coronation Street,” has died.
Seattle mayor tells New Orleans mayor to back off Russell Wilson
As rumors fly around the status of Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle's mayor is doing her best to fend off all invitations from her counterparts in other NFL cities. New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell got involved on Saturday, pitching the New Orleans Saints to Wilson and his family while twirling a football-themed parasol and playing Ciara's "Level Up." I'm LaToya Cantrell, mayor of the city of New Orleans and I know, Mr. Wilson, that you will be a great addition to the New Orleans Saints. Love you man, love Ciara, love your beautiful family, the culture of the city of New Orleans awaits you. #GoHawksAnd so you know, Seattle is in the market for a @NBA team.
Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs
Fraud perpetrators, sometimes in China, Nigeria or Russia, buy stolen personal identifying information on the dark web and use it to flood state unemployment systems with bogus claims. Colorado has paid out nearly as much to scammers — an estimated $6.5 billion — as it has to people who filed legitimate unemployment claims. ADVERTISEMENTIn Ohio, weekly first-time unemployment claims have ranged from 17,000 to more than 40,000 during the pandemic. In July, officials said they’d discovered a massive criminal enterprise that had stolen more than $500 million in unemployment benefits. President Joe Biden’s administration is pledging to cut down on unemployment fraud even as it tries to extend benefits through September.
Fantasy Baseball 2021: Outfield Preview
A strong collection of outfielders remains pivotal for fantasy success, as more than any other position, outfield is the spot that provides the versatility fantasy managers need when filling out their lineup. DRAFT STRATEGYThere will always be more differences of opinion in the outfield than at other offensive positions. And fantasy value tends to lie in the areas where the differences of opinion are the greatest. Grabbing one or two stud outfielders is fine, but wise managers will reserve at least a couple of outfield spots for the later rounds. And Cleveland lacks the outfield depth to do anything other than play Rosario as often as he can handle.
Official misses Eastern Washington field goal while adjusting mask in epic blunder
Instead, the crown for most bizarre play belonged to a game between Eastern Washington and Idaho. Early in the fourth quarter, Eastern Washington kicker Seth Harrison missed a field goal attempt to keep the score tied at 21-21. At least, that's how the play went down on the official box score. You can see the surreal sequence of events play out here:Appears that a FG in the Eastern Washington game was ruled no good even though it clearly went through the uprights. Who knows how the game would have played out had Eastern Washington taken the lead early in the fourth quarter.
As rising Treasury yields spook stock investors, March looms like a lion
After a frenetic February, investors are probably hoping that March holds true to its proverb: In like a lion out like a lamb. See full story. This CPAC ‘golden calf’ Trump statue is spurring backlash of biblical proportionsComments like ‘the GOP worship a golden crook’ spread across Twitter faster than you can say 'Moses' See full story. FDA authorizes the first single-dose COVID-19 vaccineThe Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted emergency authorization to Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, making it the third vaccine to become available to Americans during the pandemic and the first to only require one dose. See full story.
Berkshire Continues Its Torrid Pace of Share Buybacks
Berkshire Hathaway bought back $9 billion of stock in the fourth quarter as the company continued its aggressive share-repurchase program. The fourth-quarter buybacks, which followed a similar $9 billion of share repurchases in the third quarter, brought the total for 2020 to $24.7 billion, up from $4.9 billion in 2019. In his annual shareholder letter, CEO Warren Buffett noted that Berkshire (ticker: BRK.A, BRK.B) repurchased 5.2% of its stock during 2020. Buffett said that Berkshire will be judicious in its share repurchases. Investors tend not to focus much on quarterly swings in Berkshire’s earnings, choosing to follow long-term trends instead.
UPDATE 1-More than 20 million in Britain get first COVID-19 vaccine dose
(Adds details, background, combines separate stories)LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - More than 20 million people across the United Kingdom have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, data showed on Sunday as the country made more progress with Europe's fastest vaccination programme. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the milestone represented "a huge national achievement and he paid testament to the country's health, workers, volunteers and armed forces. Official data showed a total of 20.09 million people in Britain have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and almost 800,000 have received a second dose. Last week, Britain said more than one in three adults had received their first vaccination. Britain also reported on Sunday a further 6,035 cases within the previous 24 hours, and 144 more deaths within 28 days of a positive test.
Under shareholder pressure, Danone takes step to sell Chinese asset
That’s how our technical experts, John Jagerson and Wade Hansen, began their Strategic Trader update from Wednesday. Fortunately, John and Wade view this week’s selling pressure as nothing out-of-the-ordinary. To illustrate their point, John and Wade point toward the performance difference between high-flying small caps, bitcoin, and select hot market sectors, versus the S&P. That’s because the S&P is “weight-averaged.” In other words, the bigger the company, the more “representation” it has in the index. ***What additional factors are John and Wade looking at that gives them confidence this weakness will blow over?
Minneapolis approved funding to hire social media influencers to spread information about ex cop Derek Chauvin's trial
(Celebrity is usually the last refuge of a brainless kid movie, but “Sponge on the Run” offers some examples on how to include them in a clever way.) Whatever their age or familiarity level with these characters, this is that rare family film that could actually entertain an entire family. It’s a great double-feature with “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.” Either way, this is a testament to why SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals have been so popular for more than two decades. “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” premieres on Paramount+ and PVOD March 4. ? Read original story ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run’ Film Review: Third Time’s Still Charming for Big-Screen ‘SquarePants’ At TheWrap
Minneapolis taps paid influencers to combat false info in trials over George Floyd death
The city of Minneapolis has planned on using such influencers to help promote accurate information and facts during a crucial time. The city is hiring six social media influencers during trials against the police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. George Floyd (Photo: George Floyd Family)This is a part of Minneapolis’ Joint Information System as a method of providing “timely and relevant information” on various means and platforms. READ MORE: DOJ reopens investigation into killing of George Floyd: reportFour officers will stand trial for their part in the death of Floyd, who died last May while being placed into custody by the officers. The post Minneapolis taps paid influencers to combat false info in trials over George Floyd death appeared first on TheGrio.
Up to six cases of Manaus variant of coronavirus detected in UK
LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Up to six cases of the variant of coronavirus first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus have been detected in Britain, English health officials said on Sunday. Two of three cases found in England were from a household in the South Gloucestershire area which had a history of travel to Brazil and there was a third, currently unlinked case, Public Health England said. "Although the risk to the wider community is considered low, as a precaution, PHE, working in collaboration with South Gloucestershire Council and NHS Test and Trace is taking swift and decisive action to deploy surge asymptomatic testing as well as increasing sequencing of positive samples from the area," it said. (Writing by William Schomberg. Editing by Jane Merriman)
EXPLAINER: Why rising rates are unsettling Wall Street
When interest rates are low and bonds are paying little, investors are willing to pay more for that second part. The Federal Reserve has direct control over short-term interest rates, and Chair Jerome Powell told Congress this week it's in no hurry to raise them. Financial companies, particularly banks, have gained recently because rising rates can mean bigger profits made on a variety of consumer loans, including mortgages. And if rates are rising on inflation worries, energy companies could benefit if prices are also rising for oil and other commodities. Overall, though, rising interest rates are a drag on companies because they make borrowing more expensive.
Kremlin critic Navalny moved to penal colony outside Moscow to serve jail term
By Tatyana Makeyeva and Maria TsvetkovaPOKROV, Russia (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a penal colony outside Moscow to serve his prison sentence, a public commission said on Sunday, weeks after he returned to Russia after being poisoned. He has been transferred to a penal colony in the Vladimir region, the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission that defends the rights of prisoners and has access to people in custody, said on its website. The state news agency TASS specified that Navalny will serve his term in penal colony number 2 in the town of Pokrov, about 100 km (60 miles) east of Moscow. "If there is a need to prevent Navalny from communicating with others, nobody would talk to him," the activist said. (Reporting by Tatyana Makeyeva in Pokrov and Maria Tsvetkova in Moscow; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky, Matthias Williams and Frances Kerry)
Republican congressman appears at white nationalist conference whose founder called Capitol riot ‘awesome’
When Khaleel Seivwright surveyed the city’s housing crisis last autumn, he hoped that his background in carpentry could be of some help. Within weeks, his tiny wooden houses began appearing in city parks. “Instead of working with me, the city sued to stop me from building and relocating the tiny shelters. The problem is not the tiny shelters. “None of us are out here celebrating that people are living in tiny wooden shelters.
Exclusive: Biden in no rush to lift Venezuela sanctions, seeks 'serious steps' by Maduro
In virtually every category, the movie that wins will be the lowest-grossing movie ever to win in that category. (The first was Barbra Streisand’s “Yentl,” which won in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category in 1984.) • If King wins, she would be the first Black winner of either sex in the category. The oldest winner in any category is Ennio Morricone, who won for his score to “The Hateful Eight” when he was 87. • If “Music” wins for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, it’ll set a record for the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score (11%) for any Globes best-picture winner ever.
Watch Rivian test its R1T electric truck in extreme cold weather
If Rivian's R1T is going to live up to its electric adventure truck image, it's going to have to survive conditions that could leave other EVs crying for mercy... and it might just manage that. As Electrek notes, the startup has shared details and a video of winter weather testing in Baudette, Minnesota, where the temperatures dipped to -40F — cold enough to pose a serious problem for many EV batteries. It won't surprise you to hear the R1T passed the test (Rivian might not have posted this otherwise), but the dry run showed that the truck's unique warming technology worked. The winter testing also gave Rivian a chance to confirm that algorithms for traction control worked properly in winter, including in thick snow and on ice. The details are clearly meant to sell would-be R1T buyers on the truck's year-round usefulness ahead of its debut later in 2021.
Ted Cruz said the Republican Party is 'not just the party of country clubs' but CPAC is fixated on Donald Trump - a man who literally lives at one
But CPAC, where Cruz was speaking, seemed to be all about Donald Trump, who lives at a club he also owns. He also proclaimed the Republican Party is the party of working-class Americans and not just country clubs - but the conference itself seemed to be fixated on former President Donald Trump, a man who literally lives at one. "The Republican Party is not just the party of country clubs, the Republican Party is the party of steel workers, construction workers, pipeline workers, police officers, firefighters, waiters and waitresses," Cruz said in his speech. The Republican Party is not just the party of country clubs, the Republican Party is the party of steel workers, construction workers, pipeline workers, police officers, firefighters, waiters and waitresses. After leaving the White House, Trump moved into his exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort, a private club in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Are You Eligible for a Third Stimulus Check – and If So, When Will You Get Yours?
BackyardProduction / Getty Images/iStockphotoCongress has a few variables to play with when deciding on the next round of stimulus checks. See: Biden Puts the Stimulus on the Fast TrackFind: Stimulus Checks to Have $200,000 Income Cut OffThe first stimulus sent $1,200 to adults and $500 to dependents 16 and younger. The second stimulus sent $600 to adults and dependents 16 and under. Here Are the RulesFind: How Parents Should Invest Now to Pay for College LaterResidency applies to college students. More From GOBankingRates:This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: Are You Eligible for a Third Stimulus Check – and If So, When Will You Get Yours?