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    Dakota Johnson shared details of what she called a “scary” panic attack on the set of her new movie Our Friend. She told Jimmy Fallon during a remote appearance on The Tonight Show that she was frightened ahead of the experience. In a video clip seen below, Dakota told Jimmy singing in front of others was terrifying for her. “I was meant to be performing in community theater. And they hit playback of my voice, my vocal recording, and called ‘action’ and I had a panic attack that manifested in all the ways that it does, that it can, so, like, I just took off running around backstage. Then I started laughing hysterically, and everyone on the crew’s like, ‘What’s she doing?” Then I just stopped moving and started crying. It was like extreme flight mode,” she explained. Dakota spoke about the premise of Our Friend, which details the true...
    Dolly Partons Most Dazzling Style Moments Bells and candlelight to honor 400,000 COVID dead on eve of U.S. presidential handover The 5 strategic questions that will determine whether the Bills can upset the Chiefs We got what we wanted. Well, Browns and Ravens fans didn’t, but just about every other NFL fan was hoping we’d get to see the Chiefs and Bills square off in the AFC title. © Provided by For The Win It’s not just that the Chiefs and Bills own the league’s two best offenses that has everyone anticipating this one; it’s how freaking fun these offenses have been thanks to their quarterbacks (assuming Kansas City’s will be available on Sunday). Patrick Mahomes is not only ruthlessly efficient but he makes even the most ridiculous plays look routine — to the point that we’ve all been a bit desensitized to his brilliance. He could throw a...
    Madison Summers January 19, 2021 0 Comments Former Secretary State of Hillary Clinton is weighing in on the Capitol riot that broke out nearly two weeks ago. During her podcast, “You and Me Both,” in an interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Clinton questioned if President Donald Trump had been recently speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I would love to see his phone records to see whether he was talking to Putin the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol,” Clinton said. She then asked Pelosi if she believes there should be a 9/11-type commission “to investigate and report everything that they can pull together and explain what happened.” “I do,” Pelosi agreed, before touching on Clinton’s remark of who Trump is “beholden to.” The House speaker added that she has said to Trump, “With you, Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin.” Pelosi continued, “I...
    January 19, 2021 8:15 AM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The director of the United States Census Office (USA), Steven Dillingham, announced his resignation this Monday, after a management marked in the last week by accusations related to pressure not to register those migrants in an irregular situation, with a view to benefit Republicans in the distribution of seats in Congress. “Effective January 20, 2021, I will be retiring from my position as director of the United States Census Bureau.. I have a smile on my face and gratitude in my heart for all that you have done for our nation, “Dillingham wrote in a farewell letter to his team. The investigation Dillingham is singled out for a Commerce Department investigation. It is said that he pressured his office officials not to include irregular migrants in the census before the president, Donald Trump, left the White House. Faced...
    January 19, 2021 8:15 AM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The director of the United States Census Office (USA), Steven Dillingham, announced his resignation this Monday, after a management marked in the last week by accusations related to pressure not to register those migrants in an irregular situation, with a view to benefit Republicans in the distribution of seats in Congress. “Effective January 20, 2021, I will be retiring from my position as director of the United States Census Bureau.. I have a smile on my face and gratitude in my heart for all that you have done for our nation, “Dillingham wrote in a farewell letter to his team. The investigation Dillingham is singled out for a Commerce Department investigation. It is said that he pressured his office officials not to include irregular migrants in the census before the president, Donald Trump, left the White House. Faced...
    Drones have become such an accepted aspect of modern warfare that in the past decade or so, nearly every major action franchise has used them as a raising-the-stakes shortcut. They’ve fallen into the hands of various villains in dystopian futures, like Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie and Elysium, in much-hyped sequels like Furious 7, and in all three films of Gerard Butler’s Olympus Has Fallen series. In Hollywood’s imagination, terrorists really love mechanized weaponry. But in reality, the use of drones — or, in official terminology, “unmanned aerial vehicles” — in the American military has grown exponentially, in particular during President Obama’s tenure in office. The principles of killing people while stationed at a desk halfway around the world have been mulled over in feature films (2015’s Eye in the Sky) and documentaries (2013’s Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars). The latest movie to explore the ethical ramifications of drones, Netflix’s future-war feature Outside...
    Oilers place goaltender Mike Smith on LTIR The tips you need to meet your 2021 financial goals These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © chee gin tan / Getty Images/iStockphoto Paying taxes is a tall enough order during the best of years, and 2020 was hardly the best of years. In terms of taxes, it was a year like no other. The government was forced to borrow record amounts of money to distribute to taxpayers in the form of emergency cash payments. That cash, however, was not counted as part of those taxpayers’ taxable income from 2020.  Find Out: What Are...
    When the San Francisco Giants announced they signed left-hander Alex Wood to a one-year, $3 million deal Thursday, it came as little surprise to anyone who’s followed Farhan Zaidi’s tenure closely. The Giants’ president of baseball operations has spent the last two-plus seasons searching for diamonds in the rough, bounce back candidates and players with strong track records looking to reestablish their value at the major league level. Wood, a 2017 All-Star who finished ninth in National League Cy Young voting that season, has an impressive pedigree and emerged as an inexpensive option in free agency due to recent injury issues. Zaidi’s projection that Wood will start every fifth day for the Giants is a modest gamble, but it’s no bigger of a risk than the recent ones the Giants have taken with other left-handers in Drew Pomeranz and Drew Smyly. Signing Wood was a fairly obvious...
    The Nets’ blockbuster move to get James Harden has stunned the NBA and made them the betting favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. Everybody from scouts to Las Vegas oddsmakers expect them to face the Lakers in the NBA Finals. But the move also left a bunch of questions that will need to be answered, some short term and some long. Q: Fans are having flashbacks of the ill-fated 2013 trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett that set the franchise back. Why is this different? A: The downside theoretically could be as bad, certainly. But the ceiling is much higher. Garnett and Pierce were a combined 72 years old, and both were far past their primes. Harden, 31, is coming off three straight scoring titles. Kevin Durant is still just 32 and Kyrie Irving is 28. Besides, that Nets team was never going to be a...
    More On: brooklyn nets What Nets’ Big 3 must do to become championship team Knicks can’t let Nets’ splash lead them astray ‘Disappointed’ Nets GM evades key Kyrie Irving question Rockets relieved to see James Harden traded: ‘Didn’t want to be here’ The Nets’ blockbuster move to get James Harden has stunned the NBA and made them the betting favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. Everybody from scouts to Las Vegas oddsmakers expect them to face the Lakers in the NBA Finals. But the move also left a bunch of questions that will need to be answered, some short term and some long. Q: Fans are having flashbacks of the ill-fated 2013 trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett that set the franchise back. Why is this different? A: The downside theoretically could be as bad, certainly. But the ceiling is much higher. Garnett and Pierce were...
    The COVID-19 vaccine is the key to getting out of the pandemic, but experts worry that false information and rumors will keep people from getting the shot.We spoke with experts in the field to help us dispel the myths and provide the most up-to-date information.Dr. Priya Soni with Cedars-Sinai and Dr. Kenneth Kim Ark Clinical Research discussed various misconceptions that have surfaced when it comes to the vaccine.One of the myths they discredited: I've already had COVID-19, so I don't need the vaccine."If you already had COVID, your body has probably developed an immune response. I would recommend getting the vaccine... because your immunity will probably wane," Dr. Kim said. "We don't know when that would be, we don't know whether we're going to need to be using the COVID vaccine on an annual basis as a booster. These are all questions we're going to have to actually determine with...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper questioned the patriotism of a Republican congressman who lost both legs serving in Afghanistan. "Congressman Brian Mast... who lost his legs by the way fighting for democracy abroad, although I don't know -- about his commitment to it here in the United States,” Tapper said about Rep. Brian Mast during coverage of the vote to impeach President Trump, which was ultimately successful for the second time. Jake Tapper:"Congressman Brian Mast... who lost his legs by the way fighting for democracy abroad, although I don't know -- about his commitment to it here in the United States" pic.twitter.com/GidrZHUzOe— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 13, 2021 Mast, who represents Florida’s 18th Congressional District, lost both legs while serving in the United States Army as an explosive ordnance disposal technician in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Tapper’s comment immediately drew the ire of conservatives on social media. “This might be the most...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images FBI officials and members of the Department of Justice held a press conference Tuesday to announce updates on the investigation into the pro-Trump mob that violently attacked the Capitol last week — but two key members were missing. Both FBI Director Chris Wray and acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen were absent from the briefing, sparking people to question how “a dead police officer and an assault on the U.S. Capitol intended to kill Speaker Pelosi and the Vice President” didn’t warrant their attendance. While FBI official Steven D’Antuono and interim United States Attorney for D.C. Michael Sherwin were able to deliver coherent updates themselves, viewers of the presser condemned Wray and Rosen for failing to address the nation following a domestic terrorist attack. This is good news, if accurate. No offense to Sherwin, but Wray and Rosen should have been the ones to say this. https://t.co/sIy6ktIzFS — David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January...
    During Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, spoilers promise more with Sonny and his amnesia. This week it was revealed that he did survive the fall from the bridge. As he tries to figure out who he is and where he belongs, SheKnows Soaps notes that Jason and Brick will deal with mob-related business in Port Charles. Eddie, the man who found Sonny, helped as much as he could and insisted on heading to the emergency room. The General Hospital sneak peek for the January 13 episode reveals that Sonny will have a big question for the staff there. He will ask if anybody is looking for him. As General Hospital viewers know, there have been plenty of people looking for him. Jason and Carly both spent quite a bit of time near where the bridge collapsed looking for him. The authorities were anxious to track him down too, as they...
    Sarah Jessica Parker likely knew fans would be inquiring about Kim Cattrall's absence from the new "Sex and the City" trailer that was revealed on Sunday, and the Carrie Bradshaw performer certainly was ready. Immediately after Parker, 55, announced via a trailer for "And Just Like That…" that she would be reprising her role as the fashionable and trendy sex columnist in the uber-popular HBO original title for HBO Max, fans inundated her with questions regarding the "Filthy Rich" star’s rambunctious character Samantha Jones. "Happy to see you back but will miss Kim/Samantha," one commenter wrote, to which Parker replied, "We will too. We loved her so. X." Another commenter suggested that Parker and Cattrall, 64, "dislike each other" and Parker quickly shut down the notion, responding, "No. I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would. Samantha isnt [sic] part of this story. But she will always be part...
    (CNN)The images will remain etched in our collective memories; throngs of MAGA-hatted attackers rampaging through the US Capitol in a deadly assault stoked by the President of the United States and his accomplices, determined to prevent the winner of the presidential election from taking office. Frida Ghitis We know how it looked, how it felt, but we don't have the full story. Some alarming details, however, are starting to emerge. On Monday, as acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf resigned, CNN reported that the FBI had received information indicating "armed protests" are being planned at all 50 state capitols and at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Capitol Police officers are under investigation for their behavior during the riot; two have been suspended. Read More So was the storming of the Capitol a spontaneous event, or was it part of something more orchestrated? There is mounting evidence to justify profound...
    CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer called out President Donald Trump for his ongoing silence about the Capitol insurrection and his unwillingness to hold a White House press briefing to address the growing calls for his removal from office. In the wake of the near-universal lockdown of Trump’s social media accounts, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported the White House was now struggling to get its message out. Trump has, of course, obliterated the traditional structure of having an institutional White House voice that can reliably speak for him, and, increasingly, his rambling personal statements and vengeful social media posts had become the primary vector for the administration’s communications with the public. Speaking with Blitzer on Monday evening, Acosta explained that Trump is looking to engage in a celebratory farewell tour in his final days in the White House. But he noted that the White House’s typical rollout plan for such a campaign is suffering without...
    DANA WHITE is confident the 'real' Conor McGregor is back because the Irishman is bombarding him with questions about UFC 257. McGregor makes his octagon return on January 23, headlining in a rematch against Dustin Poirier, who he beat in 2014. 3Conor McGregor ahead of his UFC return Credit: Instagram @thenotoriousmma 3UFC president Dana White thinks the 'real' Conor McGregor is back Credit: Alamy Live News It will be his first fight since the start of 2020, when he knocked out Donald Cerrone, 37, in just 40 seconds. McGregor spent the rest of the year on the sidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic, and even announced a bizarre retirement. But according to UFC president White, his biggest star of all time is back to his best mentally and physically. He told ESPN: "The questions are always, 'This guy is so rich, how hungry is he? "There's...
    Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers imploded at the end of the season, but he’s far from the actual problem. Six weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were perfect 11-0. and talk of a perfect season ending with a Super Bowl win was very much in the conversation. Since then, the Steelers imploded by finishing the season 1-5 debacle and exiting the playoffs in the Wild Card round following an 11-point loss to the Cleveland Browns. Tomlin, though, should have no questions asked about his future. Since being hired in 2007, Tomlin has never suffered a losing season. He’s made the postseason nine of the 14 seasons with the franchise, winning the AFC North on seven different occasions. In a universe where the Steelers fire Tomlin, it’s easier to list the teams that wouldn’t fire their head coach in order to hire Tomlin. Aside from Andy Reid, Bill Belichick, and Sean Payton, all bets are...
    As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout efforts continue, plans are being made to immunize those who are in the next group, but many questions still remain about the vaccines safety.Who should get it? Do you need it if you've had COVID-19?Long lines at places like Exer Urgent Care serve as a reminder of how rampant the virus is at some communities."Now, during the current pandemic, we're offering treatment for COVID, COVID testing and evaluation of those patients as well," said the facility's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cory Spurlock.Spurlock said his clinics are not distributing vaccines, but his patients ask many questions.Are vaccines safe for cancer patients? What about organ recipients or pregnant women?What are the side effects of the COVID vaccine? See our FAQEMBED More News Videos We spoke with an infectious disease specialist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center to answer some frequently asked questions related to the vaccine. These populations...
    President-elect Joe Biden declined to say whether or not he believes President Donald Trump should be impeached for inciting the mob that attacked the Capitol. “What the Congress decides to do is for them to decide, but I’m going to have to — and they’re going to have to be ready to hit the ground running,” Biden said during a Friday press conference. “Because when Kamala and I are sworn in we’re going to be introducing immediately significant pieces of legislation to deal with the virus, to deal with the economy and deal with economic growth.” Biden added that he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be busy preparing for their administration’s transition, noting that Congress members are capable of doing their own job. Despite declining to answer impeachment questions, Biden did say he would speak with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other political leaders later in the day to discuss “whatever they want to talk to me about.” “I’ve thought for...
    Fox News’ Dana Perino kicked off a panel discussion on Friday questioning why Joe Biden would take a more aggressive tone in response to a large violent mob of Trump supporters storming the Capitol during to intimidate lawmakers who were tallying the election results. The segment opener was accompanied by the chyron “So Much for Unity.” Another chyron that ran during the segment read, “Biden slams Trump over Capitol breach after calling for unity for months.” “For months now, President-elect Joe Biden has been calling for unity. You’ve heard him say it. But based on what he’s said in response to the Capitol riots, the tone — it changed,” Perino remarked. She showed clips of Biden saying in past months it’s time to come together and “heal and unite.” And here were the comments from Biden that she called a “big difference” in tone: “No one can tell me that...
    The COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use and there are a lot of questions about it.Most people won't be able to get it right away. For example, states are prioritizing groups like frontline workers and people in nursing homes.We spoke with Dr. Priya Soni, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, about some of the most asked questions related to the vaccine.The questions we asked were:-Is the COVID vaccine safe?-What are the side effects of the vaccine?-When am I going to get the COVID vaccine?-Can you spread the virus after you get the vaccine?-Can I get the vaccine if I've had COVID-19?To find out the answers to these questions, watch the video above.
    15 Ways to Save $100 to $1,000 With Minimal Effort This 1,200-HP Zyrus Lamborghini Race Car Is Road-Legal, and Its Nuts How to talk to your kids about the chaos at the Capitol As the news of a mob of violent protesters storming the U.S. Capitol played out on Wednesday—on top of what’s already been a scary and overwhelming year—it’s normal for children to have fears and questions. And it’s normal for parents to be unsure about how to respond. © Photograph by Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A mob of insurgents supporting President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of election fraud breach the U.S. Capitol on January 6. After all, finding a balance between helping kids understand the world and not causing too much anxiety can be difficult, says Gail Heyman, a professor of psychology at the University of California San Diego. “Parents are often...
    AUSTIN — As Loretto Hospital prepares to launch trials for coronavirus vaccines, hospital leaders will host a virtual town hall to answer community concerns about the vaccines. The town hall will be streamed live on the hospital’s Facebook page 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The forum will feature a panel with Dr. Lois Clarke, Loretto’s medical director of research; Dr. Shilpa Pulluru, the hospital’s clinical research liaison; and Dr. Ali Ahmed, president of Affinity Health, Loretto’s clinical research partner for the vaccine trials. Organizers aim to open a discussion about the safety of the vaccines, the benefits of getting involved in the trials and who can participate. “We understand and respect the historical reticence among some community members to participate in clinical trials,” Clarke said. “We are looking to this event as an opportunity to empower each individual with the facts he or she needs to make a personal, informed decision.” With...
    Nebraska governor says citizens, legal residents will get vaccine priority over undocumented immigrants Driver involved in crash that killed four Florida moms wants DUI evidence excluded from trial Fourteen teams are in the NFL playoffs this season. Here is a burning questions facing each team. The NFL playoffs open Saturday with the first "Super Wild-Card Weekend," as the league puts it  -- three games Saturday and three games Sunday in a postseason expanded to 14 teams with only one bye per conference.  What will sports look like in 2021? USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next AM Weather Update With Anne Elise Parks CBS Dallas TCAs Carlson kicks way into Raiders record books KOAA Colorado Springs, CO NYE deadly hit-and-run suspect enters not guilty plea ABC 7 San Francisco Texans hire Patriots’ Nick...
    The COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use and there are a lot of questions about it.Most people won't be able to get it right away. For example, states are prioritizing groups like frontline workers and people in nursing homes.We spoke with Dr. Priya Soni, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, about some of the most asked questions related to the vaccine.The questions we asked were:-Is the COVID vaccine safe?-What are the side effects of the vaccine?-When am I going to get the COVID vaccine?-Can you spread the virus after you get the vaccine?-Can I get the vaccine if I've had COVID-19?To find out the answers to these questions, watch the video above.
    (CNN)YouTube star JoJo Siwa responded to backlash over a children's board game with her name that contains questions she is calling "gross" and "inappropriate."The 17-year-old singer and internet sensation posted a video to her social media accounts Monday night explaining she had "no idea" what types of questions were included on the playing cards, because "when companies make these games, they don't run every aspect by me."The Nickelodeon-branded game -- which is marketed to children age 6 and older, according to the box -- includes playing cards in its "Truth or Dare" category with questions such as, "Have you ever gone outside without underwear? (A bathing suit doesn't count.)" and "Have you ever been arrested?"After parents began voicing their concerns about the game on social media, JoJo spoke out to assure her fans she was "really upset" about the game's content and was working to remove it from stores. "Over...
    (CNN)Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are excited to return as hosts of the Golden Globes this year, but Poehler says there are outstanding details they need to figure out before the two take the stage. "We just have a few final questions," Poehler said during an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." "When, how, why, where and what? Just those, that's all we need to find out. But we're going to figure it out."Meyers replied to Poehler, "I think It will be a tonic for all of us to see the two of you in whatever arena it ends up being. I'm looking forward to it." " allowfullscreen>Pohler and Fey previously hosted the Globes to rave reviews between 2013 and 2015. NBC announced they would return to the helm for a forth time early 2020. The ceremony has been postponed from early January to Feb. 28 due to the...
              President Donald Trump interrogated Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in an hour-long – sometimes fiery – phone call, alleging irregularities and frauds had occurred under Raffensperger’s watch. In response, the embattled secretary of state remained defensive and denied every accusation. Throughout the entirety of the call, Trump wasn’t deterred. The private call between Trump and Raffensperger was leaked by The Washington Post on Sunday afternoon. The call reportedly took place almost exactly a day prior to the time that the audio was leaked. Others on the call included White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Trump’s attorneys Cleta Mitchell and Kurt Hilbert, Georgia’s Secretary of State General Counsel Ryan Germany, Georgia’s Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs, and several other staffers. Trump’s purpose for the call was to arrange for Georgia to conduct further inspections into the general election proceedings. He pressed Raffensperger to answer...
    JoJo Siwa said she didn't know about the "inappropriate" questions in "JoJo's Juice." TikTok @itsjojosiwa, TikTok @watsonfam6 JoJo Siwa responded to backlash over her game "JoJo's Juice," which parents complained had "inappropriate" questions for its audience of players aged 6 and up.  Siwa said that "JoJo's Juice," which was released in 2018, would no longer be made or sold.  Cards in the game included questions for players about kissing, dating, twerking, stealing, getting walked in on while naked, and going outside without underwear on.  Nickelodeon and "JoJo's Juice" manufacturer Spin Master also released a joint statement to Insider announcing the game would be pulled.   Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tween superstar JoJo Siwa addressed her 31 million TikTok followers on Monday night about a brewing controversy over an "inappropriate" game in her Nickelodeon merchandise line.  Parents complained that Siwa's game "JoJo's Juice" asked players questions like...
    CBS All Access The season three finale of Star Trek: Discovery is just a few days away. Last week’s episode “There is a Tide…” was a fast paced, emotional, action-packed adventure, and the finale promises the same level of intensity. The penultimate episode of this eventful season saw the bridge crew of Discovery held hostage by Osyraa, her vicious Regulators and some of her top operatives. As Book, Ryn, Tilly, Detmer, Owo, and the rest bridge crew attempted to take back the ship, Burnham spent most of the episode crawling through Jefferies tubes in an attempt to reach Engineering. With the knowledge that Osyraa wanted to steal the Spore technology, she knew her primary mission had to be getting Stamets off the ship. This mission was more essential than Burnham could know since Stamets was being examined by an Emerald Chain scientist named Aurellio. He was determined to...
    How small pharmacies play a big role in vaccine distribution Black Jacksonville mans lynching 97 years ago remembered Sunday in virtual commemoration Punch Shot: Answering the biggest questions on the PGA Tour for 2021 As we've turned the page on 2020 and get ready for another year of PGA Tour golf, our GolfChannel.com writers answer some of the biggest questions for 2021: © Provided by Golf Channel Who will be the best player in 2021? Rex Hoggard: Dustin Johnson. This goes beyond chalk and the 36-year-old’s current status as the world’s top-ranked player and defending Masters champion. This is about a game that doesn’t have any weaknesses. During his COVID-19-shortened 2019-20 campaign, DJ ranked among the top 20 on the PGA Tour in strokes gained: off the tee, approach to the green, total and driving distance. It’s an embarrassment of riches that is unmatched at the moment. Ryan Lavner: Justin...
    The second lock-in, which ends next week, does not really seem to have the expected effect. From politicians to managers of London pubs, misunderstandings and even anger are heard. According to the press, the elected 70 Conservatives are threatening not to vote for the restructuring plan proposed by Boris Johnson. They are judging him. ” Dictatorial “For a section of the public, the new measures raise questions about the effectiveness and effectiveness of control. All shops closed during this period can reopen their doors and resume welcoming the public, with the exception of bars and pubs that do not serve food. However, these companies were accredited to welcome their clients before imprisonment. What confuses traders is that they are then promised strict restrictions for a few weeks to find the most normal operation. In addition, some parts of the country, have been placed Layer 3, Has lower pollution...
    Sunday on New York WABC 770 AM radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called into question the “legitimacy” of the Joe Biden presidency. According to Gingrich, the 2020 presidential election “was the most corrupt election in modern times.” He argued that efforts by Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg to “maximize Democratic turnout” in the election “raises enormous questions about the legitimacy of the Biden potential presidency” because it is “a direct violation” of the 2002 Help America Vote Act. “I think the Democrats focused on the election where Republicans focused on the campaign. The Democrats didn’t care if Biden never campaigned. They were going to generate votes and turn out votes,” Gingrich told host John Catsimatidis. “And when you go around and look state by state, the results are fascinating, and I think they raise real questions about exactly what happened. I personally believe this was the...
              Members of the Georgia Republican Party this week said the media must ask U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock a list of specific questions about his past. Georgia GOP members, in a press release, submitted the questions that they want the media to ask. “Earlier this week, a firsthand account confirmed the child abuse that occurred under Raphael Warnock’s purview at Camp Farthest Out in the early 2000s. Just last week, newly uncovered police bodycam footage revealed deeply troubling domestic abuse allegations from Raphael Warnock’s ex-wife,” according to the press release. “Warnock has yet to be asked a serious question about these allegations. The media has deprived Georgians of critical answers as they prepare to decide who represents them in the Senate and determines the future of our country.” Members of Warnock’s staff did not return The Georgia Star News’ request for comment Thursday. Georgia GOP spokeswoman Abigail...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The crowd near East 36th Street and Cedar Avenue after 23-year-old Dolal Idd was shot and killed by police Wednesday night gathered in search of the truth. Jaylani Hussein — executive director of Minnesota’s chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — was also at the scene. “We want immediately, first of all, the narrative to be clear. We don’t want to paint a picture that is not true or not reflective or creates a great deal of ambiguity,” Hussein said. Demonstrators gather following the fatal shooting of Dolal Idd (credit: CBS) He says the community has a tendency to not believe the narrative police give at the scene. “They say that was gunfire exchange, but we’ve noticed that gunfire exchange between White police officers and White victims usually ends up in nobody dying,” Hussein said. “I think we had that in Owatonna just...
    For the last episode of 2020, Cherlynn and Devindra answer a slew of listener questions, covering everything from when to buy a PlayStation 5 to the future of folding PCs. We also look back at the best moments of covering tech throughout the year (which mostly involve this podcast). And of course, we can’t help but dream about what we’d like to see in 2021, when society (hopefully) shifts back into gear. Listen below, or subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you’ve got suggestions or topics you’d like covered on the show, be sure to email us or drop a note in the comments! And be sure to check out our other podcasts, the Morning After and News Brig News!
    The San Jose Sharks had a horrible training camp last season. The Sharks only won one of their six preseason games and few, if any, rookies made a great impression on management or the coaching staff. Their roster was thin, and the chemistry the Sharks had the season before when they advanced to the Western Conference final was nowhere to be found. The poor camp bled into the regular season, and the end result was a 15th place finish in the Western Conference. Clearly the Sharks need to avoid the same thing happening this season when training camp opens Dec. 31 at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Arizona. They’ll first have to adapt to the coaching staff’s way of doing things, and then find some less-experienced players who can contribute at the NHL level. All while trying to stay safe and healthy in the midst of...
    Yole TV reporter zge Uyanık was not allowed to ask Minister Gokha at a press conference held by Health Minister Bahredin Gokha after the last scientific committee meeting. Yuanak then directed his question to Minister Goka on social media, saying, “There was a live concert for the Iraqi Prime Minister during his presidency. What is your opinion about this table? He asked. Uyanak was removed from the ministry’s press WhatsApp group yesterday evening without releasing a statement. Yuyank, who shared a screen shot of the WhatsApp group, wrote, “I was not allowed to ask questions at the last meeting of the Ministry of Health. I asked my question on social media. Now I have been removed from the WhatsApp group without any explanation. What crime have we committed, so should we ask Mr.?” At the last meeting of the Ministry of Health, I was not allowed to ask questions, I...
    (CNN)Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, and it has absolutely nothing to do with your empty gift boxes.Here's what you need to know about the holiday.What is the point of Boxing Day?It's a day to give to the less fortunate. Way back during the Victorian era in Britain, servants were allowed time off to visit their families on December 26, since they had to work for their employers' Christmas Day celebrations. It became such a standard practice that in 1871, a new holiday was born. It coincides with St. Stephen's Day, a Christian holiday with similar themes of charity. When Boxing Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it's observed on the following Monday.So why call it Boxing Day?Read MoreThere are a couple of theories. Some say it stems from when the wealthy would give boxes filled with small gifts, money and Christmas leftovers to their employees to recognize...
    President Donald Trump announced Friday afternoon that he would be addressing American troops stationed abroad on Christmas, but he would not allow reporters in the room.   'Going now to make a short speech to service members from all over the world. It is a celebration of Christmas. Video Conference,' the president tweeted. 'Fake News not invited!'   Shortly after Trump sent out the tweet, reporters covering the president's Mar-a-Lago Christmas vacation were given a 'lid,' meaning they would not have access to the president for the rest of Christmas Day.  President Donald Trump tweeted on Christmas Day that he would be addressing American troops who are stationed abroad, but he wouldn't allow journalists to be in the room with him  Trump tweeted that the 'Fake News not invited!' to a forthcoming video conference with U.S. troops. The president has largely avoided engaging with the press since losing the election...
    'Immigrants take the oath of citizenship to the United States at a naturalization service on January 22, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey.' The Trump administration changed the naturalization test to make it harder to pass—and you can see for yourself if you’d be able to pass this newly revised version. The New York Times has created a quiz selecting nine of the questions applicants are possibly asked. “The new test draws from 128 possible questions, up from 100, and prospective citizens now have to answer 12 out of 20 questions correctly in order to pass,” The Times said. “Previously, passing required correctly answering six out of 10 questions.” A top immigration policy expert noted last month that suspicions that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services made the revisions just to trip up applicants were right on the dot.  “Some of the questions have been made explicitly more difficult—even though there’s no evidence the old test wasn’t challenging enough,” American Immigration Council...
    Months of negotiations and undermining the aspirations of thousands of students. On Thursday, negotiators from the United Kingdom and the European Commission finally reached an agreement on the country’s exit from the EU, which is expected to be finalized later this year. The agreement, which touches on a number of strategic points (such as economic, security or environmental), ends the country’s contribution to the Erasmus program, which has allowed student exchanges between member states of the European Union (as well as other non-European neighbors) since 1987. What does this decision mean? Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday confirmed the exit from the UK Erasmus program, which has benefited about 55,000 UK students and young workers. In 2019 (against 108,000 French people). So British students can no longer receive EU scholarships to study on the continent, and European students can no longer access British institutions thanks to EU funding. Only students...
    (Clockwise) Former Minneapolis police officers, Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng are booked into Hennepin County jail for the death of George Floyd. Minnesota Department of Corrections and Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/Handout via AP Photo and Reuters People being considered to serve as jurors in the criminal trial stemming from George Floyd's death are being asked to answer questions as part of the jury selection process. The questionnaire includes questions about their views on Black Lives Matter, whether they attended protests over police brutality, and their personal experiences with police officers. Floyd was killed on May 25 when a former Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as Floyd pleaded with him, "I can't breathe." Four officers are facing charges related to his death. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. People being considered to serve as jurors in...
    Fact check: Nurse who fainted after COVID-19 vaccination is alive and well With the COVID-19 vaccines come the COVID-19 vaccine schemes. Will you recognize them? Week 16 pressing fantasy football questions: Can the Seahawks rediscover their high-flying offense? 1 - Can Seattle beat Los Angeles? As things stand right now, the Seattle Seahawks lead the NFC West as the third seed in the NFC playoff picture. This was all made possible by the Rams’ embarrassing loss to the Jets last week. That sin can be erased, however, if Los Angeles takes down Seattle this week. The last time these two teams played, the Rams shut down DK Metcalf and won 23-16. But a few things have changed since then for Seattle. [Week 16 Fantasy Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | FLEX | DST | Kickers] For one, we still didn’t realize the Seahawks defense was on the upswing at that point. Once one of the absolute pushovers of the league,...
    N.Y. Republican Club Doubles Down After Criticism of Maskless Holiday Party Poll: Americans increasingly likely to get COVID-19 vaccine Elf on the Shelf Can’t Catch COVID, But We’ve Got Some Questions Recently, the company behind “Elf on a Shelf” issued the following statement: “This Just In… Santa Certifies the Elf of the Shelf Can’t Catch COVID.” © Provided by Fatherly It made us chuckle and smile. And then there’s the rest of the press release, from the PR firm representing the Lumistella Company. The copy offers some more holly jolly humor for adults who can, in turn, use it soothe the jangled real-world nerves of their kids: “The Lumistella Company, home of The Elf on the Shelf, has received a verified statement from Santa Claus regarding the matter: ‘All Scout Elves are 100% healthy, and since they are magical beings from the North Pole, they do not get human...
    Luka Dončić and the Mavericks surged into the playoffs last season behind a historically efficient offense. Does the 2021 season have another leap in store?1. Will Dallas’ push for a more balanced roster impact their league-leading offense from last year?Probably, but not so much that the Mavericks can’t contend for the top spot again. It’s unlikely Dallas reaches quite the same historic heights it did last year, but this team might still be the favorite to lead the league in offensive efficiency this season. The floor can only be so low when your primary weapon is Luka Dončić running pick-and-roll with the floor spread around him. Seth Curry, who ranked third in the league in 3-point percentage last season, is a significant loss, but Dallas can compensate, at least in part, for his gravity and efficiency with a deep rotation of smart, complementary players and internal improvement from one of...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Since the end of October, Bill Belichick has made it very clear that he’s made up his mind on Cam Newton being the starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. With two weeks to play and no shot at making the playoffs, that’s not changing. The questions, though, persist. Newton has not been the Patriots’ biggest problem, but he also hasn’t been much of a solution. So, with the Patriots formally eliminated from the playoff race, Belichick was asked by ESPN’s Mike Reiss if Newton will remain the starting quarterback going forward. The exchange that followed was not overly pleasant. MR: Hey Bill, with this being the first practice of the week and you guys going through your meetings the last couple of days, are you sticking with Cam at quarterback? BB: Yeah. Mike, we’re not answering that question every day. We’ve been through this for a...
    The Atlanta Hawks made significant upgrades to a young roster this offseason. Will it be enough to surge into the playoffs?1. Would what it take for Trae Young to finish in the top-5 in MVP voting?Any answer to this question obviously accepts a rather rosy outlook on Atlanta’s 2021 prospects, but any path to this outcome would require a significant increase in team success. The loudest criticism of Young’s ascendant 2020 season was that his all-world individual production — over 29 points and nine assists on nearly 60 percent true shooting — didn’t translate into winning basketball. And it was undoubtedly true that the Hawks (20-47) seldom played winning basketball. But the degree to which that should be pinned on Atlanta’s point guard may have been overstated. For all his many defensive weaknesses, Young has already established himself as one of the most dynamic creators in the NBA, and leading...
    Coming off a surprise run to the conference finals, the Denver Nuggets are in the thick of the West’s top tier. Can they meet these new expectations?1. Who leads the Nuggets in scoring this season — Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray or Michael Porter Jr.?Murray. His performance in The Bubble was incredible: 26.5 points and 6.6 assists per game on a red-hot .505/.453/.897 shooting line over 19 playoff games. He was precisely what the Denver Nuggets needed in a half-court shot creator, and to maintain that level of volume and efficiency for that long is no joke. Joker, like many stars, is also famous for playing himself into shape midseason. Maybe shutting the season down, with several weeks or months elapsing before the NBA and NBPA agreed on a return date, forced him to treat it like an extended season (with controlled rest). Maybe it was just a random circumstance of...
    The Milwaukee Bucks got a point guard upgrade in Jrue Holiday and a long term commitment from Giannis Antetokounmpo. What comes next?1. All else being equal, how significant is the point guard upgrade from Eric Bledsoe to Jrue Holiday?It’s enormously significant, and not in any one specific area as in the way Holiday checks all the same boxes but a little bit better. Holiday is a much better catch-and-shoot threat, a better and more versatile defender, and at least as effective as an off-the-dribble creator. Holiday also has a meaningful track record of elevating his game in the playoffs (over 27 playoff starts) when the inverse has been true for the Bucks. It’s important to remember that, for all his playoff struggles, Bledsoe has been hugely important to the Bucks’ regular-season success the past two years and has played some really strong basketball. The upgrade might not be as obvious...
    Biden poised to pick Connecticut schools chief Miguel Cardona as Education secretary, reports say Texas authorities release bodycam video showing fatal shooting of Joshua Feast 15 Christmas Trivia Questions to Keep the Whole Fam Entertained When you’re not quite ready to watch another Christmas movie but still want to engage in a family activity, trivia is always a solid game to turn to. Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition, right? We’ve rounded up some questions to test your family members on so that you can spend more time playing the game than creating it. How did red and green become Christmas colors? We mostly have holly and Coca-Cola to thank for the rise of red and green as Christmas colors. Holly, obviously, has bright red berries and dark green leaves. It was used long ago by the ancient Celts for winter solstice celebrations as a symbol of protection...
    With Chris Paul’s arrival, the Phoenix Suns face playoff expectations for the first time in years. Here are their five big questions for the 2020-21 NBA season. The Phoenix Suns have spent more time aimlessly wandering the desert than most Biblical characters lately. Thanks to Devin Booker‘s tireless efforts, head coach Monty Williams and general manager James Jones, the losing culture that comes with a 10-year playoff drought is beginning to wash away. In 2019, the Suns traded down from No. 6 to No. 11 to take Johnson as high as they did (with Brandon Clarke still on the board). Then they basically followed it up with something eerily similar in 2020, taking Smith much earlier than anticipated (with Tyrese Haliburton and Devin Vassell still on the board). Cam Johnson worked out beautifully for the Suns, so we’ll give Jones the benefit of the doubt that Smith can be a...
    (CBS4) – Great Britain is reporting the coronavirus has mutated and is that it is more contagious. That has prompted quarantines and dozens of countries have now banned British travelers. (credit: iStock/Getty Images) CBSN Denver asked CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida about the mutation Monday morning. He explained that is not unusual for a virus to mutate. “This virus has already mutated dozens and dozens of times. It’s not necessarily alarming,” he explained. “It does deserve that we keep a close eye on what sort of mutations are taking place.” That mutation is not deadlier but Dr. Dave did address the reports that it was more contagious. “That has not rally been proven. It has not been proven in a lab setting that this particular strain is more contagious. In fact, many scientists do believe that it is really more behavior driven, in terms of what is going on....
    The Charlotte Hornets landed LaMelo Ball in the draft and Gordon Hayward in free agency. What does the 2020-21 season have in store for them?1. Who is the Hornets’ third-most important offensive player?P.J. Washington. The Hornets‘ offense is going to rely heavily, on the talents of their individual shot creators and, when healthy, they’ll almost always one at least two of the Devonte’ Graham, Terry Rozier, LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward quarter on the floor. Those ball-handlers all fit together in slightly different and interesting ways, based on their size, shooting and passing profiles. But in any of those combinations, Washington is the crucial third leg of the stool. All due respect to Cody Zeller, but Washington is the only big man with any real versatility in his offensive skill set. As a rookie, he averaged 12.2 points per game knocking down 37.4 percent of his 3-pointers and adding another...
    Audrey Saracco / EyeEm Millions of Americans can finally expect to see second stimulus checks in their bank accounts soon. This time, however, those payments will be up to $600 per person for those eligible — half the $1,200 that was sent in the first round of checks in the spring. The new one-time checks are part of a coronavirus aid deal Washington lawmakers said they had struck on Sunday. News of a package follows months of negotiations between Republicans and Democrats on how much total help should be provided and what areas should qualify for more relief. More from Personal Finance:Here's what new Covid relief bill offers unemployed workersJobless workers pain, despair reaching new heightsThese colleges are slashing tuition for 2021 Areas that made it into the $900 billion draft legislation include $300 per week in enhanced federal unemployment benefits. Programs that extend unemployment insurance eligibility will also be...
    As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office, there are plenty of questions that the media should be pressing him on. Instead, they’ve allowed him leeway. Joe Biden’s son Hunter announced earlier in December that he is under federal investigation. Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski has claimed the incoming president was closer to his son’s business dealings than he’s admitted. There are also policy considerations, particularly with other countries and areas of the world, like China and the Middle East. Instead of pushing Biden on some of the tough questions, much of the media is letting the president-elect off the hook. Here are six questions the press should have been asking and should be asking Biden leading up to his presidency: Have you had dinner with Bobulinski? What was discussed? Bobulinski has accused Biden of lying about his involvement in Hunter’s business dealings. He told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson...
    The San Antonio Spurs saw their multi-decade playoff streak broken last year. Are they ready to start a new one?1. More likely to be traded by the deadline: LaMarcus Aldridge or DeMar DeRozan?Is there an NBA team run by Jawas? And the answer San Antonio Spurs were immediately given is that Luka Šamanić is a Croatian professional basketball player. They were then shown whatever limited tape and highlights existed of the young Croatian prospect, told something about his either having or not having a lengthy wingspan and great motor by Jay Bilas, and then given the standard line that he would probably have to be stashed overseas or in the G League until further notice. Since that night, Šamanić has spent most of his basketball life stashed away with San Antonio’s G League affiliate in Austin. And of that time Air Alamo’s Dylan Carter writes the following two paragraphs: Through...
    The Heat caught fire en route to an NBA Finals appearance last season, but it will be difficult for Miami to match that feat this year. Erik Spoelstra and his coaching staff deserve a ton of credit for their work to get the Heat playing their best basketball at the right time last season. They found the perfect formula for success in the Bubble and parlayed it into a Finals appearance. Miami came up short against the Lakers, but there’s no shame in losing to LeBron James and Anthony Davis. 4. What performative act will Jimmy Butler pull this year to prove he works harder than anyone else?Butler is a terrific talent, but it is his maniacal work ethic that permits him to be a killer when the playoffs come around. He can’t afford to see any slippage in terms of his work-rate if he wants to remain an All-Star...
    The Oklahoma City Thunder are a totally new team after myriad changes this past offseason. Here are five big questions facing the Thunder this season. 1. Which is the higher number: Future first-round draft picks owed to the Thunder or the number of OKC wins in 2020-21?According to my count, Oklahoma City has a maximum of 12 potential future first-round picks that may convey to them from 2021-2026, not including their own. In scientific terms, that’s a s***-ton. However, even though the Thunder figure to be one of, if not the, worst teams in the Western Conference, they will not be 11-61 levels of bad unless Shai Gilegous-Alexander misses a healthy chunk of the season due to injury. So, the nod goes to wins, but no one is better stocked for the future than the Thunder. The Hulkin’ BalkanThe Absurd SerbThe Belgrade BeastThe Avala TowerThe Artist Formerly Known As Poku5....
    With small-ball grand chancellors Daryl Morey and Mike D’Antoni gone, an air of uncertainty surrounds the Houston Rockets. Here lie their five biggest questions for 2020-21.1. What are the odds James Harden is still on the roster past the 2021 trade deadline?Very slim. Like, the opposite of how James Harden showed up to preseason. Players have more power than ever before and Harden — wielding a substantial amount as one of the NBA’s best — will get his ticket out sooner or later. Over the past two seasons with the Rockets, Austin Rivers averaged an unspectacular nine points, two rebounds and two assists, while providing league-average floor spacing in 26 minutes a game. While those numbers won’t raise any eyebrows, 26 minutes presents Houston with a significant hole to fill. The backup point guard is actually a blind spot on this roster. If Wall stays healthy and Harden reverses course...
    The Washington Wizards resisted the urge to blow things up and brought in Russell Westbrook to flank Bradley Beal. Here are their five biggest questions for 2020-21.1. Russell Westbrook + Bradley Beal = ??WASHINGTON’S GLORIOUS RETURN TO THE POSTSEASON! Yes, the Eastern Conference continues to grow stronger but those bottom-rung playoff seeds are ripe for the picking. Beal and Westbrook have an MVP and 11 All-Star appearances between them and could certainly make that 13 this year. Being able to lean on each other’s strengths should only help their production.5. Which wizard from books, movies or television is the best comparison for Deni Avdija?Tall? Handsome? Well-liked heartthrob? The only answer as Avdija’s fictional wizard comp is Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter. Next: Meet the 2020 NBA 25-under-25 Just like Diggory in the Potter Universe, Avdija should play a key, but secondary role for Washington. Neither are the best wizard/Wizard in...
    The Mandalorian season 2 finale was both an exhilarating snowball of the past eight episodes’ many storylines and a minor betrayal of everything we loved about the show. What can we say, we love Mando and Grogu. But whatever we thought of the last 10 minutes, there’s no argument: the season was top-notch. So, naturally, we’ll spend the next year (or more?) thinking about what’s in store for The Mandalorian season 3. While those final scenes were jaw-dropping TV, the finale raised a number of questions that could either be picked up down the line or hand-waved away. (“These are not the plot threads you’re looking for.”) Here’s what’s still buzzing in our brains, knowing what we know about what happens to Din Djarin, Grogu, and the rest of The Mandalorian side characters. [Ed. note: This story contains major spoilers for every episode of The Mandalorian] Is Baby Yoda still...
    KBC 12’s recent Karamveer special episode’s special guests were Usha Khare, a Principal who hails from Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal and the Global Teacher Award-Winner Ranjit Disale from Paritewadi Solapur district, Maharashtra. The two of them were accompanied by Bollywood actor Boman Irani who surprised all of us with the plethora of knowledge and information he had while answering the tough questions that even Ranjit Disale had no idea about. By the end of the episode, we see Amitabh Bachchan appreciate Boman for his contribution and till date, we haven’t witnessed such a knowledgable Bollywood personality grace the Quiz Show. Boman first helped Usha Khare till 7th question of 40,000 and Ranjit Disale took over from the 8th question. Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Anupa Das Becomes the Third Woman Crorepati on Amitabh Bachchan’s Quiz Show After Nazia Nasim and Mohita Sharma (Watch Video) Boman Irani won our heart by literally giving...
    After a disappointing 2019-20 campaign, can the Philadelphia 76ers bounce back under new head coach Doc Rivers and new team president Daryl Morey? The Philadelphia 76ers entered the 2019-20 NBA season on the shortlist of title favorites. Nine months later, the Boston Celtics demoralized them with a first-round playoff sweep. There’s no nice way to say it, but Harris is destined to be overpaid for the duration of his deal. He sticks out like a sore thumb among the highest-paid players in the NBA: TOBIAS HARRIS IS STEALING MONEY pic.twitter.com/9VC8194Q6R — Fax Kellerman (@21lahi) December 16, 2020 Because he isn’t producing near-max value on a near-max contract, he’s gotten the Andre Iguodala treatment from some Philadelphia fans. But remove his contract from the equation, and his production last season (19.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting, 6.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 triples) is completely fine for a No. 3...
    The honest trailer for “Lost” is one of the best videos I’ve seen on the internet in a long time. The popular YouTube channel Screen Junkies drops honest trailers for different shows and movies on a pretty consistent basis, and they’re always great. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) Well, the honest trailer for “Lost” didn’t disappoint at all. Fans of the hit ABC series will love it. You can give it a watch below. As a gigantic fan of “Lost,” I’ll be the first to say that the honest trailer for the show is downright incredible. All the critiques were more or less on point. Even as a huge fan of the show, I can admit that storylines got a shade too muddy, some of the greatest questions were never answered and everyone did turn out to be a good guy by...
    US surpasses 17M coronavirus cases as vaccines are distributed Energy Dept., nuclear agency breached as part of massive cyberattack: report 5 big questions for The Mandalorian season 2 finale The last bit of live-action Star Wars we're going to get for many months is coming Friday: The Mandalorian season 2 finale. It's felt like the sophomore season of the Disney+ has been focused on introducing new characters, new adventures, and new mysteries, rather than tying up threads or story lines. So there are all the more questions going into this last episode, which seems destined to largely leave us hanging until December 2021, when season 3 premieres. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Lucasfilm Ltd. Here are the biggest burning questions (spoiler-free) going into the finale: Will any of the season's big guest stars return? Obviously, Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett is along for the ride (if for no other...
    The Brooklyn Nets will feature the dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this season. Is that enough? Here are their five biggest questions for 2020-21.1. What is the perfect buddy cop comedy comp for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant?It is difficult to think of a buddy cop comedy that would make sense for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Here we have two very serious individuals who like to do things their own way. So we shall go with a film that is both comedy and drama in Bad Boys. 4. What’s the Nets best crunchtime lineup?Irving and Durant are the obvious two here. Then comes Dinwiddie as the third scoring option. Next up is the latest man to get paid in Brooklyn: Joe Harris. He has developed into quite the reliable scorer and can literally plan himself in the corner while Irving and Durant do the majority of work...
    The Raptors managed to retain Fred VanVleet in free agency, but will that be enough to keep them in the hunt for an Eastern Conference title? Masai Ujiri and the Raptors front office quietly had a lot of work to do this offseason. They managed to retain Fred VanVleet which was crucial for the team’s hopes of remaining amongst the Eastern Conference elite. Unfortunately, losing strong veterans like Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol have the Raptors’ roster looking weaker than it did just a season ago. In particular, that means he needs to shoot the ball much better from inside the arc. There’s no reason a player with his athletic gifts should shoot 45.3 percent from 2. If he can push that statistic back over the 50 percent plateau then Toronto should see a major boost in their offensive efficiency.4. What can OG Anunoby add to his offensive game?Unlike Siakam,...
    The Knicks avoided making any big mistakes in free agency, but did the front office do enough to contend for the playoffs this season? Tom Thibodeau’s arrival in New York is supposed to bring respectability to the Knicks. What’s unclear is whether or not he’ll have the talent required to push this roster into the postseason. 3. Which young player will inexplicably end up in Tom Thibodeau’s dog house first?Kevin Knox has shown flashes of the talent required to become a decent NBA starter, but his game is poorly suited for the way Thibodeau wants this team to operate. There’s a strong chance he gets benched in favor of Reggie Bullock after a few early season defensive lapses. He could turn into the poster child of why Thibs is a poor fit for a young, rebuilding team. Knox needs the freedom to play through mistakes if he’s ever going to...
    Idaho health board rejects regional mask, distancing order Jennifer Granholm: Biden poised to nominate former Michigan Gov. to lead Department of Energy Three pressing questions for the College Football Playoff committee The latest College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday, and they have left many pressing questions. © Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports This year is unlike any other we have seen, which is why the job of ranking teams is so difficult for the committee. The ACC, SEC and Big 12 aimed to play full conference schedules, while the Pac-12 and Big Ten started late and then endured multiple cancellations. Among Group of 5 teams, some conferences played full schedules. All the cancellations and postponements, plus the relative lack of non-conference games, has made it even more difficult than usual to compare teams. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have some serious questions for the committee we would...
    Virginia Roberts maintains she had sex with the Duke of York on three occasions: in 2001 in London, in New York and on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Little St James. He emphatically denies her claims and says he cannot even recall meeting her, despite a picture of them together at Ghislaine Maxwell’s London house — allegedly taken on March 10 of that year. As the Mail concludes its ground-breaking forensic investigation into their claims and counter-claims, each party is left with further difficult questions to answer. Virginia Roberts claims in her memoir that she had three sexual encounters with Prince Andrew, and that she was trafficked by Jeffery Epstein ANDREW 1. What was the principal reason behind your long relationship with the billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein? 2. What happened during your still unexplained ‘private time’ in New York in Easter Week 2001? 3. How...
    Pregnant and lactating women were not part of the clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine, but most experts say it is safe for them to get vaccinated. As of Dec. 11, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) issued an interim recommendation for the Pfizer-BioNtech drug to be given to all Americans over the age of 16. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the vaccines "should not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria to the recommended priority groups." The college says lactating women are also permitted to get the vaccine, even though there is no safety data on the drug in these two populations. Experts told Vogue that COVID-19 impacts pregnant women more severely increasing their risk of hospitalization three-fold. "Their risk of death is 70% higher than their non-pregnant peers," said Kelly Fradin, M.D., a New York-based pediatrician. She added pregnant healthcare workers "face...
    (CBS Boston)- There are many questions surrounding the coronavirus vaccine as it continues to be distributed across the country. Dr. Mallika Marshall is an Emmy-award winning journalist and physician who serves as the regular Health Reporter at our sister station in Boston, WBZ-TV. She is taking many common questions from viewers and readers about concerns over the virus and the vaccine. A practicing physician who is Board Certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Marshall serves on staff at Harvard Medical School and practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Chelsea Urgent Care Clinic and MGH Revere Health Center. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. What has been going through your mind as shipments of vaccine have been arriving at medical centers...
    The wheels came off for the Clippers in the NBA Bubble, but Los Angeles’ “other” team is still a legitimate title contender this season. The Clippers entered the NBA Bubble as many people’s favorites to capture an NBA title. Instead, they crashed out of the Western Conference semifinals in an embarrassing fashion. Doc Rivers paid for that failure with his job and Tyronn Lue was hired to pick up the pieces in Los Angeles. The challenge for Beverley will be staying healthy for a full season. The Clippers desperately need his perimeter shooting to maintain offensive spacing. His ability to shut down point guards on the defensive end is crucial for their hopes of forging a top-tier defense. If the Clippers are going to win the West, then Beverley needs to have a big, reliable season.4. Why won’t they just blow another 3-1 lead this season?The simple answer is that...
    Getty A nurse prepares to inject a Covid-19 vaccine at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2020. Editor’s Note: With the Food and Drug Administration issuing emergency use authorization for a vaccine to limit the spread of coronavirus, you might have questions about what this means for you. If you do, send them to The Conversation, and we will find a physician or researcher to answer them. Here, Dr. Jason McKnight, a primary care physician at Texas A&M University, answers five questions about the rollout and distribution underway. 1. I Hear That I Might Still Bave to Wear a Mask Even After I Get Vaccinated. Why? It will likely be the continued recommendation that everyone wear a mask when in public even after receiving the vaccination for COVID-19. While these vaccines appear to be highly effective in preventing infection from the disease, even at 95%...
    The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to rebound after a rough 2019-20 season. Below are five questions about the team that need to be answered.1. Who is in the Timberwolves’ starting backcourt?Timberwolves’ head coach Ryan Saunders has not kept his desire to frequently employ a two lead-guard lineup a secret in the build-up to the 2020-21 season. In fact, that desire was a major factor in the team re-uniting with point guard Ricky Rubio on draft night despite former All-Star D’Angelo Russell already being on the roster. And that’s what they don’t see, mm, mm That’s what they don’t see, mm, mm   I’m dancing on my own (Dancing on my own) I make the moves up as I go (Moves up as I go) And that’s what they don’t know, mm, mm That’s what they don’t know, mm, mm   But I keep cruising Can’t stop, won’t stop grooving It’s...
    One of the biggest players of the offseason, the Portland Trail Blazers made a splash in their chase for a championship. Here are their five big questions for them heading into 2020-21.1. Is Robert Covington the wing Portland has been waiting for?The Blazers spent all of last season putting a band-aid on the wing rotation. After losing Al-Farouq Aminu and dumping Moe Harkless’ salary last summer, they had to do some serious improvisation at the forward spots. Their starting 3 and 4 for most of the 2019-20 season were Mario Hezonja and Carmelo Anthony. Not great! 5. Who plays a more important role in the frontcourt — Zach Collins or Harry Giles?It’s funny to see these two in the same uniform after their draft picks were traded for each other back in 2017. Trivia aside, Portland’s investments in the frontcourt signal that Collins is at risk of losing his old...
    Klay Thompson’s injury has downgraded the Warriors from contenders to pretenders. What can Golden State fans reasonably expect this season? The days of the Warriors dominating the NBA at a historic level are over. Klay Thompson will miss another season due to injury which effectively ends any remote chance Golden State had of competing for a title this season. That doesn’t mean Wiseman won’t turn into a good starting center in time. He’s got the athletic tools to be a positive impact on the offensive end. His defense needs more work, but it’s reasonable to think he can be an above-average defender after several seasons in the league. Wiseman will still be a net negative as a rookie. He won’t be Olowokandi bad, but he isn’t going to light the NBA ablaze. The Warriors should hope he turns in something close to what Deandre Ayton did as a rookie in...
    By Linda Marsa, Kaiser Health News When her husband was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease in 2015, Elizabeth Pan was devastated by the lack of options to slow his inevitable decline. But she was encouraged when she discovered the work of a UCLA neurologist, Dr. Dale Bredesen, who offered a comprehensive lifestyle management program that he said would halt or even reverse cognitive decline in patients like her husband. After decades of research, Bredesen had concluded that more than 36 drivers of Alzheimer’s cumulatively contribute to the loss of mental acuity. They range from chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes to vitamin and hormonal deficiencies, undiagnosed infections and even long-term exposures to toxic substances. Bredesen’s impressive academic credentials lent legitimacy to his approach. Pan said she paid $4,000 to a doctor trained in Bredesen’s program for a consultation and a series of extensive laboratory tests, then was referred to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in a secret warehouse in the Chicago area on Monday, and they will soon start going into people’s arms. CBS News Medical Contributor Dr. David Agus joined CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra on Monday with some useful information about the vaccine. Saavedra began by asking Agus when someone will become immune after receiving the vaccine. “So the data we have now is that it’s one week after the second shot. Remember, with the Pfizer vaccine, the second shot is at Day 21, and so a week later, you become immune,” Agus said. So far, the Pfizer vaccine is the only one that has been approved for emergency use. But others are on deck. “With the Moderna shot, it is Day 28 (for the second shot) – a week later, you are immune,” Agus said. “But you can still transmit the virus – don’t...
    The more someone understood about interest rates, inflation, risk diversification and other financial concepts, the less likely they show signs of financial “fragility” at a time of serious money pressures for many people across the country, a new study concludes. There is a link between financial literacy and financial resilience, according to Olivia Mitchell of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Annamaria Lusardi of George Washington University’s School of Business, and Robert Clark of North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management. Their survey, published Monday, polled 3,000 people, ages 45 to 75, between April and May. At the beginning of the first coronavirus surge in March, 40% of households making under $40,000 per year lost the jobs they had one month earlier. In April, the jobless rate soared to 14.7% and $1,200 direct checks and supplemental $600 federal-unemployment benefits from the $2.2 trillion started rolling out. ...
    What’s the best-case scenario for the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ young trio of guards? How do Kevin Love and Andre Drummond work together? We answer these questions and more in our Cavaliers 2020-21 season preview.1. Who is the Cavaliers’ best youngster in 2020-21?It’s Collin Sexton. This is absolutely not the Collin Sexton that you saw floundering as a rookie. Quietly, he’s been one of the most improved rookies from the 2018 NBA Draft class, and he was shockingly competent last year, especially after the Jordan Clarkson trade. Without Clarkson, a supreme chucker who Sexton was forced to share the floor with frequently, Sexton averaged 23.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game on 49/44/87 shooting splits across 35 games. The other force is the thief, played by the Cavs’ shooting coaches. The staff has done a good job of working on improvements with several Cavs players, including Sexton, Osman, and KPJ....