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    No need to pull your suitcase and neck pillow from storage just yet. In light of hype and rumor surrounding the so-called “vaccine passport,” the World Health Organization has issued a statement warning transportation officials that such clearances would not guarantee travelers are immune from spreading COVID-19 in one way or another. Proof of immunization would be a moot requirement, as there are still more “critical unknowns regarding the efficacy of vaccination in reducing transmission,” WHO asserted. “WHO also recommends that people who are vaccinated should not be exempt from complying with other travel risk-reduction measures,” they wrote in a Feb. 5 statement about the proposed digital passports that show a person has been vaccinated. They also discouraged the possibility that cautious international travelers might put a squeeze on already scarce coronavirus vaccine doses, putting disadvantaged groups at a continued risk of exposure — and extend their...
    Law Roach called Tom Holland and Vinny Guadagnino called Snooki Law Roach/TikTok; Vinny Guadagnino/TikTok Celebrities are showing off the famous contacts on their phone as part of a TikTok prank trend. Pranksters FaceTime their celebrity friends. When they answer, the celebs ask to call back later. The prank gives followers a chance to see their favorite celebrities at their most candid. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Celebrities are giving fans a peek into their star-studded social lives in a new TikTok trend.  The trend is simple. A celebrity calls up another celebrity on FaceTime, says they're busy, and asks to call back later. The recipient of the call is confused, and then the TikTok cuts to the next celebrity.  The Kardashian-Jenner sisters and their momager, Kris Jenner, started the trend with a TikTok in December 2020. All five sisters — Kim, Kylie, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall — and...
    New York : The law had been passed in 2019, but was stopped by Republicans. Photo: ARIS MESSINIS / . / . The House of Representatives approved with 224 in favor and 206 against the Law HR-5 or Law of Equality, which seeks to amend federal laws based on existing civil rights for community members LGBTQ +. “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people (referred to as“ LGBTQ ”) commonly experience discrimination in access to public places, including restaurants, senior centers, shops, places or establishments that provide entertainment, health care facilities, shelters, government offices, youth service providers, including adoption and foster care providers, and transportation, ”states the explanation of the purpose of the rule. He adds that the law will seek to ensure that Federal laws prevent “exclusion” and “denial of entry”, as well as “unequal and unfair treatment, harassment and violence” to the members...
    LANSING, Mich. -- A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sport doctor Larry Nassar died by suicide Thursday after being charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, the state attorney general said.The announcement from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel came about three hours after a news conference where Nessel announced that John Geddert was charged with crimes, including sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise.The charges were the latest fallout from the sexual abuse scandal involving Nassar, a former Michigan State University sports doctor now in prison.Geddert was accused of turning his Michigan gym into a yearslong criminal enterprise by coercing girls to train under him and then verbally and physically abusing them.He was accused of lying to investigators in 2016 when he denied ever hearing complaints about Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for sexually assaulting female athletes in a...
    LANSING, Mich. -- A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar died by suicide Thursday after being charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, the state attorney general said.The announcement from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel came about three hours after a news conference where Nessel announced that John Geddert was charged with crimes, including sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise. The charges were the latest fallout from the sexual abuse scandal involving Nassar, a former Michigan State University sports doctor.Nessel said at a news conference that it was her understanding he had turned himself in to law enforcement and would appear at a court arraignment about an hour later. The arraignment never happened.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below.A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar was...
    Spanish-language broadcaster in Oklahoma dies from Covid-19 Surgery for a child, car loan, electric bills: We asked Americans how they’d spend $1,400 stimulus checks. This is what they said. © Provided by INSIDER John Geddert. AP Photo/Kathy Willens Former US women's gymnastics coach John Geddert has died by suicide. The death comes after he was charged with 24 felonies, including 20 counts of human trafficking and two counts of criminal sexual conduct. Geddert was also charged with lying to a peace officer in relation to the case against Larry Nassar, the former gymnastics doctor now in prison. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Former US women's gymnastics coach John Geddert has died by suicide shortly after he was charged with 24 counts of criminal misconduct on Thursday, including 20 counts of human trafficking and two counts of criminal sexual conduct. Geddert was also charged with lying to a...
    BALTIMORE (AP/WJZ) — Once known for singer Anita Bryant’s anti-gay rights campaign and a ban on gay and lesbian adoptions, Florida is now home to two metro areas with among the highest concentrations of gay and lesbian coupled households in the U.S., according to a new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Orlando and Miami had the fourth and sixth highest percentages respectively of same sex coupled households in the U.S., according to the report released this week using data from the bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey. READ MORE: Rondell Henry, Man Accused Of Plotting ISIS-Inspired Attack At National Harbor, Diagnosed With Delusional Disorder San Francisco, Portland and Seattle topped the list. Austin was No. 5 and Boston came in at No. 7. But they were joined in the top 10 by some unexpected metro areas like Baltimore, Denver and Phoenix. According to the report, around two percent of...
    (CBS DETROIT) – At the William Dickerson Correctional Facility there’s some ground-breaking technology taking place that targets COVID-19 and other airborne illnesses. It’s called the Integrated Viral Protection, or IVP and Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington says it’s groundbreaking technology in the fight against COVID-19 “We’re going to attack COVID where it lurks, in the air.” READ MORE: Whitmer Visits Vaccine Site In Garden City Alongside Leaders, Elected Officials Sheriff Washington says the IVP will make this happen. The machine works as an air disinfecting system and Wayne County is the Country’s first Jail to receive one. Dr. Garett Peel MD, IVP founding partner says, the system is placed in over 100 schools, hospitals and entertainment venues throughout the County, and is proven to kill airborne illnesses, including COVID-19. “So it’s important that we are pumping clean fresh air to focus on the re-circulation and kill whatever is in the air...
    LANSING, Mich. -- A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar was charged Thursday with turning his Michigan gym into a yearslong criminal enterprise by coercing girls to train under him and then verbally and physically abusing them.John Geddert was charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, a step that prosecutors acknowledged was an uncommon use of Michigan law.He's also accused of lying to investigators in 2016 when he denied ever hearing complaints about Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for sexually assaulting female athletes in a scandal that counted hundreds of victims and turned USA Gymnastics upside down.Geddert, 63, was head coach of the 2012 U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team, which won a gold medal. He has long been associated with Nassar, who was the Olympic team's doctor and also treated injured gymnasts at Twistars, Geddert's Lansing-area gym.Geddert is...
    New York (CNN Business)Hasbro is dropping the honorific "mister" from "Mr. Potato Head," renaming the shapeshifting plastic spud to the gender-neutral "Potato Head."It's a notable change from one of the world's largest toy makers to untether one of its most famous products from a binary gender identity — something that was far less controversial in 1952, when Hasbro introduced the decidedly male and playfully anthropomorphic tuber. "Hasbro is making sure all feel welcome in the Potato Head world by officially dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo to promote gender equality and inclusion," the company said. The rebranded toy launches this fall. Toy companies, including Hasbro (HAS) competitor Mattel (MAT), have been adapting to shifting cultural cues for years. Mattel's Barbie, which became a hit as an impossibly proportioned female figurine, has become more body-inclusive and racially diverse. Mattel said a year ago it wanted...
    Anne Kornblut, a former Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winner who now works for Facebook, is the latest candidate to pull out of the race for top job at the Los Angeles Times, Media Ink has learned. Kornblut withdrew her name from the running following a Feb. 19 report in the Wall Street Journal that LA Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is exploring a potential sale, sources said. Soon-Shiong, who acquired the LA Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and a handful of weeklies for $500 million in 2018, has denied the report. But as The Post reported last week, it appears to be complicating the LA paper’s search effort with another candidate — Janice Min, a former executive at The Hollywood Reporter and Us Weekly — also withdrawing from the race. Kornblut is currently head of curation for Facebook News, where she started as a director. Despite...
    Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India.Amal KS | Hindustan Times | Getty Images Twitter on Thursday announced a number of new features that the company is experimenting with, including Super Follow subscriptions, which will let users pay to see tweets from their favorite accounts. Twitter showed the new features during its annual Analyst Day. The company kicked off the event by announcing new goals to grow its users base to 315 million monetizable daily active users (mDAUs) by the end of 2023 and reach $7.5 billion annual revenue in 2023, double the $3.72 billion revenue that the company reported in 2020. The features previewed are intended to help the company hit its 2023 user and revenue goals. These are the most notable features: Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsSuper FollowsThe company said it...
    Incredible colourised photos have brought new life to old love stories, including a couple who got married on a horse in 1902 and rare mixed race marriage in the 1960s.  Ancestry website MyHeritage, who recently released photo colour restoration feature, launched a competition to find the best pictures and stories from their members for their #LoveInFullColor campaign. The competition resulted in dozens of incredible entries with stories from all over the world. Here, FEMAIL looks at the best shots and sweetest tales.  IF YOU BUY ME THAT HORSE, I WILL MARRY YOU ‹ Slide me › This photo was entered into the competition by Michele Hastings and it features her husband's great-grandparents on their wedding day in 1902 in New Mexico. She said that writes that the bride, Dollie, was only 17 years old when the photo was taken. 'She was visiting her aunt and uncle in rural New...
    There's currently a mental health crisis among children and teenagers, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.The two organizations are calling on the federal government, including President Joe Biden, to prioritize the topic in proposals addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.They report suicide attempts are up 20%, and disruptive behavior disorders skyrocketed this summer.Amy Knight, president of the Children's Hospital Association, joined ABC 7 Chicago Thursday to talk about the issue.The health organizations point out that Congress should provide new funding to support a range of additional activities at the state and local level to support children, including telehealth, training for crisis response, primary and emergency mental and behavioral health care, school-based services, outpatient programs and partial hospitalizations.Beyond the awareness campaign, CHA and the AAP are working together and with other child health-focused organizations on longer term solutions to better integrate pediatric mental and...
    A COUPONER revealed hidden items at Walmart's clearance section to save you a load of cash. From hair straighteners for just $3 to car oil cases that cost less than the price to have it changed at a shop, she revealed the best deals. 11An extreme couponer revealed hidden clearance items at Walmart to save you cashCredit: @couponwithkayla/Tiktok 11From $0.75 toilet lights, to car oil and more, she revealed the hidden deals to save you moneyCredit: @couponwithkayla/Tiktok Extreme couponer Kayla – whose handle on TikTok is @couponwithkayla – shares money-saving tips and advice with her followers. In one video, she revealed individual quarts of oil normally cost nearly $8 – but she found a 12-pack for $53. However, she revealed the 5W-20 oil was a hidden clearance item – meaning it rang up for just $12.50. "That's two oil changes worth," she revealed, as her car takes six quarts of oil. 11A quart...
    BORUSSIA DORTMUND hotshot Erling Haaland is wanted by TEN clubs after a stunning season in Germany. The 20-year-old has scored 33 goals in just 30 games in all competitions and is unsurprisingly attracting interest from Europe's biggest clubs. 2Erling Haaland is a man in demand according to his agent Mino RaiolaCredit: Getty Images - Getty According to his agent Mino Raiola, there are ten teams interested in signing the striker. Manchester rivals City and United have been linked with a summer swoop, while Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly entering the race. They will have to compete with at least six teams from around Europe all keen on the Norwegian. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are believed to be four of the six interested. Speaking to the BBC Raiola has...
    Did Ted Cruzs Cancun trip distract from the biggest political failure in Texas? Bidens trade pick vows to work more closely with allies Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Michael becker/fox THE MASKED SINGER All 'The Masked Singer' season 5 costumes revealed so far, including a Russian Doll, Grandpa Monster, and more.
    SPACE NK has launched an Essential Box for Her and it looks incredible. Packed with some of our favourite brands including NEOM, and Paula's Choice; it's a must have for an beauty fan. 1Thinking of treating yourself or some one special?Credit: Space NK The gorgeous beauty box is a must have for any make up, skincare or hair care hero wanting to try new favourites or stock up on old ones. The Essential Box For Her, £85, Space NK - buy here Packed with some of the best selling goodies from cult favourites such as Paula's Choice, Tan-Luxe and Living Proof, it's a must have for any beauty fan. Worth £156, shoppers also be able to save £71 on the total contents when they buy the Essential Box. Priced at £85, it's available to buy from spacenk.com, and selected stores when they reopen....
    Spotify’s making it easier to parse your liked songs. The company is rolling out a new feature today that’ll let users filter their liked songs by genre and mood. This way, you can enjoy more of what you like without compromising on the vibe. I, for example, have songs that would be fun in the club but also folky songs for relaxation time, both of which are under my liked songs umbrella. This new feature would let me decide what mood I’m in and then listen. To access the filters, you have to have at least 30 liked songs. You can then go to your library, tap into liked songs, and select a filter that’s listed across the top. You can remove that filter whenever you like and swap in a new one. These filters will change as you like new songs, Spotify says. For now, they will only be...
    (CBS) –  ViacomCBS’ on-demand streaming service, CBS All Access, will undergo a makeover one week from today when the network is officially re-branded to Paramount+. ViacomCBS President and CEO Bob Bakish revealed a host of new information about the platform yesterday during an online event including pricing tiers, breathe of content and a whole new way to watch movie releases. For starters, Paramount+ will feature content from the full ViacomCBS family of properties including CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET and Comedy Central. Many classic shows will be available on-demand like Survivor, Spongebob Squarepants and The Jersey Shore. Meanwhile, new entries will be available including series from the popular cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender universe, The Real World Homecoming: New York, the upcoming Frasier revival starring Kelsey Grammer as well as new original series. Current CBS All Access original programs like The Good Fight and Star Trek: Discovery will also make the...
    Texas lawmakers kick off investigation into deadly power blackout Like Disneyland: Fans of Frys mourn electronics giant after its shutdown © Provided by People Buckingham Palace Sophie, Countess of Wessex Sophie, Countess of Wessex is sharing a rare look inside her home. Queen Elizabeth's daughter-in-law, 56, took part in a virtual event with the British Fashion Council on Wednesday to present the 2021 Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Priya Ahluwalia. She showed off the printed Victoria Beckham dress she wore for the occasion in a photo that provided a peek at the Bagshot Park home she shares with Prince Edward and their two children. © Buckingham Palace Sophie, Countess of Wessex Eagle-eyed fans noticed that to the right of the photo, sitting on a china cabinet, appears to be a black-and-white photo of Prince Edward with Lady Louise at Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 wedding. Lady Louise, now 17,...
    He roe to fame as the Dude With Sign, airing gripes about everyday problems, such as people standing up as soon as the plane lands to replying all to company-wide emails.   Now Seth Phillips, who is behind the 7.4 million-strong Instagram account, has been protesting about irritations throughout the pandemic.  He has been sharing snaps of himself with signs in the streets of New York since October 2019, and has also been seen holding signs with celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Vanessa Hudgens.  More recently, Seth has added a mask to his outfit, with Covid-themed signs, including normalising 'Zoom calls with the camera off' and saying that on Halloween there is 'no excuse' not to wear a mask.   Seth Phillips, the man behind the Dude With Sign Instagram account which boasts 7.4 million followers, has continued protesting annoying everyday things during the pandemic, including 'normalise Zoom calls with the...
    Four movie theaters are scheduled to reopen to the public Friday in Bay Area counties that are now in the red tier for coronavirus restrictions. Cinemark announced Feb. 26 openings for its theaters in downtown Redwood City, at Tanforan mall in San Bruno and at Northgate mall in San Rafael. Each will have about a dozen offerings, including the new “Tom & Jerry.” Restrictions including capacity limits will be in place, and masks will be required. The snack bar will be open, but cash will not be accepted there. Next week, on March 5, four more Cinemarks are scheduled to open: San Mateo, Daly City, Novato and San Rafael’s Regency Center. The theaters are in San Mateo and Marin counties, which on Tuesday  moved from purple to red in the state’s coronavirus restriction zones.
    If you're looking for a reason to try a new restaurant Yelp just gave you three reasons by naming three restaurants in the state to their eighth annual Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2021 list. Making the much-coveted list this year includes Tacos El Azteca in Norwalk at No. 33; Grassroots Ice Cream in Granby at No. 60, and September in Bangkok in New Haven at No. 61. To determine the top faves, Yelp reached out to the user community first, requesting individuals to submit restaurants that they can’t wait to return to in 2021. Then the science team went to work to determine the top 100  by analyzing the submissions from the community to determine the top restaurants by ratings, number of reviews, and volume of submissions, with geographic representation based on an equal share of submissions of top-rated restaurants nationally. The state's top three are an eclectic...
    Apple is one of the new partnersBend around, A non-profit association in Utah, created in 2016 to help isolated or disadvantaged LGBTQ + youth. Encircle opens shelters for young people and their families, where it organizes workshops, discussion groups and other activities. Until then limited to three centers in its home state, the association will expand with eight new homes to open in Utah, but will also open in Nevada, Arizona and Idaho. The house in Provo, Utah, first opened in Encircle 2017. To fund this expansion, Apple Give a million dollars The company will also provide connectivity with equipment including iPods. Four other people, including the singer of the Image Dragons group, are participating in the fundraiser, for a total of $ 4 million. Tim Cook to Apple and other investors Participate in the life of the association, Co-chair. This is not a huge amount for a company the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Beginning today, those under 65 with medical conditions will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as Phase 1B expands in Illinois — except in some counties including Cook and DuPage. “When you see what’s happening in the news and everything, you do get nervous and worried about all of that,” said Peter Lantvit. READ MORE: Over 74,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Lantvit, 62, is even more worried because he has heart disease. He didn’t get very far when he tried to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. “It kicks you out immediately,” he said. “As soon as you tell them your age, they kick you out.” Melissa Giovacchini has a compromised immune system. “I’m anxious to get it and to live a bit more normal,” she said. “Obviously still being careful but right now I’m isolated. I don’t go anywhere because...
    (Reuters) - Employee coaching service provider BetterUp said on Thursday it raised $125 million, taking its valuation to $1.73 billion. The investment round was led by ICONIQ Growth, along with existing investor Lightspeed Venture Partners among others, and new investors including Salesforce Ventures and Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Capital. Founded in 2013, San Francisco-based BetterUp provides mobile-based coaching, counseling and mentorship programs for employees of over 300 businesses including Chevron, Snap Inc and AT&T's Warner Media. BetterUp said its customer base grew by 80% and annual recurring revenue more than doubled last year. (Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United Arab Emirates, Middle East
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Wix.com, which helps small businesses build and operate websites, said on Thursday it had reached 200 million users globally after adding by more than 31 million users in 2020. The increase comes amid a surge in demand from companies wanting to create an online presence due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The trend of businesses, brands and commerce moving online accelerated in 2020, and we believe this momentum will continue to 2021," said Nir Zohar, Wix's president. The Israeli company said it will continue to invest across multiple areas of its business, including product development and infrastructure. Last week, Wix said it expects to grow by one third in 2021. It also said it had planned $60 million of investments this year, including adding more than 600 staff. At the end of 2020, it had 196.7 million subscribers, 5.5 million of which were premium subscriptions. (Reporting by Steven...
    It can seem like one thing after another goes wrong when you're having a bad day, but as proven by these photos, there's always someone else having a worse time than you. From a woman who accidentally turned her finger blue when her gloves ripped while dyeing her hair to a man who failed to spot a scorpion lurking in his underwear before putting it on, people have shared the worst moments from their day in a gallery on Bored Panda. Elsewhere, someone discovered their car interior soaked because a vandal cut the roof of their convertible, and to make matters worse they were dismissed from their job on the same day. Elsewhere, a woman vented the frustration of paying extra for a window seat on a plane - only to be positioned on a row without windows.  People from around the world contributed photographs showing the worst moment...
    How to watch the Golden Globes without cable Riley Herbst drives No. 17 Ford F-150 to fifth-place finish at DAYTONA Road Course StudioCanal Germany and local independent Prokino have signed a major deal that will see StudioCanal take over the physical and digital distribution of Prokino’s back catalog for the German market.  The deal, announced Thursday, includes more than 100 titles released by Prokino in German theaters in 2019 or earlier. Among the biggest hits are Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire (2008), French-language blockbusters Amelie (2001) and Welcome to the Sticks (2008), and Emil Atef’s 2018 Romy Schneider biopic 3 Days in Quiberon, which won seven German Film Awards, including for best film, best director and best actress for Maria Bäumer as Schneider. StudioCanal already has a theatrical partnership in place with Prokino for current releases. StudioCanal CEO Kalle Friz said the Prokino catalog would complement the company’s extensive library,...
    (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Thursday it plans to invest $500 million on original movies and TV shows in South Korea this year, as the streaming giant expands in one of the fastest growing markets in Asia. The company has built a pipeline of Korean original content including sci-fi thriller "The Silent Sea", reality series Baik's Spirit and sitcom "So Not Worth It", Netflix said in a blog post. (https://bit.ly/3snrjpF) Netflix, which had 3.8 million paid subscribers in the country at the end of 2020, has already invested nearly $700 million, feeding off the global popularity of the pop culture machine of South Korea. It has created more than 70 Korean-made shows, including the hit zombie thriller "Kingdom" and documentary series "Black Pink: Light Up the Sky" about the highest charted female K-Pop act. (https://reut.rs/3qUpwrM) The streaming pioneer enjoyed a boom in subscriptions last year as people around the...
    ALTON Towers is reopening from April 12 following the lockdown announcement. Outdoor attractions and self-catered accommodation will be able to open from April 12, although guests must still only visit from one household. 3Alton Towers will welcome guests back from April 12Credit: Alamy The theme park is opening their gardens even earlier, with guests able to visit every day from March 29 to April 11. However from April 12, day visitors will be able to enter the Alton Towers theme park. The park will also open some of their self-catered accommodation but will reveal more never the opening date, along with festivities and live entertainment for the rest of the year. The new Gangsta Granny ride, originally meant to open last spring, will also open this year. Based on the books by David Walliams, the story will be brought to life as a new 4D experience where guests will join...
    FIVE years ago today, a lad called Marcus Rashford burst on to the scene. Rashford, then 18, was thrust into the spotlight in a Europa League last-32 second leg against Danish side Midtjylland by Louis van Gaal when Anthony Martial was injured in the warm-up— and has never looked back. 4The United XI that day 4Marcus Rashford celebrates his second goal on his United debut against MidtjyllandCredit: AFP or licensors United were embarrassingly 2-1 down from the first leg but Rashford scored twice in a 5-1 home win. Solskjaer said: “I do remember a young little lad coming on, scoring two nice goals, then  celebrating with his team-mates in the stand. “I think he’s living proof of what we want to do at the club. “When you sign for Man United, whether you’re five, six, ten, or 14, you have a chance to make dreams come true. And long may...
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks off Thursday, featuring a slew of Republicans who are eyed as potential 2024 presidential contenders and who will seek to make their appeals to the base -- but none will command as much attention as former President Donald Trump. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, along with Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., will all be in attendance in Orlando, Fla. Their speeches will be closely watched for any early signs they might run in 2024. But any potential 2024 run for those possible contenders may have to compete with Trump, who has flirted with the possibility of running again to retake the White House in 2024 after losing in November to now-President Biden. CPAC READIES FOR FLORIDA GATHERING AMID COVID-19, AS CONSERVATIVES READY FOR TRUMP BONANZA Early polling at this stage...
    Facebook announced Thursday that it is removing all remaining Myanmar military and military-controlled pages from its site and from Instagram, which it also owns. It said it will also block advertising from military-linked businesses. The decision follows a Feb. 1 coup in which the military removed elected leaders from power and jailed others. Days after the coup the military temporarily blocked access to Facebook because it was being used to share anti-coup comments and organize protests. Here’s a look at Facebook’s role in Myanmar and what the banning of the military pages means. WHAT IS FACEBOOK’S ROLE IN MYANMAR? For decades Myanmar was one of the least-connected countries in the world, with less than 5% of the population using the internet in 2012, according to the International Telecommunication Union. When telecommunications began to be deregulated by a quasi-civilian government in 2013, the price of SIM cards for cellphones plummeted,...
    MICROSOFT has launched a massive game sale for Xbox Gold members. Prices have been slashed across dozens of Xbox Series X and Xbox One games. 2GTA 5 is half price on Xbox right nowCredit: Rockstar Games One of the best discounts is a half-price offer on Grand Theft Auto 5. All you need is an Xbox Gold membership, which you probably already have. And if you don't, it's cheaply bought here: Buy Xbox Gold one-month membership – £6.99 (UK) / $9.99 (US) 2This huge came sale includes dozens of popular titlesCredit: Xbox GTA 5 is our favourite discount on the list, reduced from £24.99 to just £12.49. But there are plenty of other offers to chew over too. Dishonored Definitive Edition is down from £14.99 to £7.49. Fuser has been reduced from £59.99 to £38.99. And The Falconeer is down from £24.99 to £18.74. You can shop the deals here: ...
    By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament is set to consider legal bids to lift the immunity from prosecution of 21 pro-Kurdish MPs, applying more pressure on a political party targeted in a years-long crackdown and that now faces calls for its closure. The government accuses the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), parliament's third largest, of ties to Kurdish militants and stepped up its accusations after Turkish captives were killed in Iraq earlier this month. The HDP in response criticised President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party (AKP) for using a failed military rescue mission to target it politically and to sow ethnic division, and the European Union has expressed concern over the legal moves. AKP Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop told reporters on Thursday it was "saddening" for parliament to have to deal with so many dossiers with such charges, including "manslaughter", "spreading terrorist propaganda" and "provoking hatred". State-owned Anadolu news...
    The Ad Council's "It's Up to You" campaign.Ad Council As it starts to roll out a massive Covid-19 vaccine education campaign, the Ad Council wants Americans to know that it's OK to have questions about the vaccines. And it wants to point to vetted, accurate answers to those questions.  The Ad Council is a nonprofit organization that makes and distributes public service announcements, including campaigns such as "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk" and "Smokey Bear," and has distributed information during times of crisis including the period after Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina.  Now the organization is ramping up what it says is one of the largest public education efforts in U.S. history with the Covid Collaborative, a coalition of experts in health, education and the economy. "I think it's fair to say that this is the biggest issue of our lifetime. And we really felt that it required the...
    Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, also known as PUBG, is expanding into the future. Developer Krafton has unveiled PUBG: New State for iOS and Android, taking the battle royale game into the year 2051 to a place called Troi. Unlike PUBG Mobile, which is was developed by China’s Tencent, this is an all- new experience created by the PUBG Studio team.  With a 30-year time jump, the new map promises futuristic weapons, techniques and vehicles, including a ballistic shield, combat rolls and drones. It also offers a new in-game customization feature, letting you build your own weapons via customization kits — including performance enhancements, fire mode selection and grenade launcher attachments.  The trailer shows pretty much what you’d expect with a PUBG title, like raging gunfights, car chases and cinematic set pieces. The futuristic but grubby environment is quite different from current maps, but PUBG: New State should look...
    (CNN)A new ensemble forecast published Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the daily Covid-19 death rate will slow in the coming weeks -- good news following more than a month of declining case and hospitalization numbers. But now is no time to let up on safety measures -- for several reasons -- according to experts. First, Covid-19 numbers across the US remain staggeringly high. For the past week, the US has averaged more than 72,000 new cases daily, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Getting infection numbers down now not only will help prevent the virus from further mutating but it will also give vaccines a better shot at remaining effective.More than 54,000 people remain hospitalized with the virus nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project. And more than 57,000 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded this month alone. On Wednesday, California became the first state to...
            by Nyamekye Daniel  The Georgia Senate approved four measures Tuesday that make changes to the election process as a response to November’s presidential election. Georgia gained national attention after a close presidential election prompted three recounts and lawsuits and threats from former President Donald Trump’s campaign and supporters. Several questions and allegations arose from Georgia’s absentee-ballot process. Among the bills passed Tuesday, the Senate voted, 37-18, to reform the absentee-ballot-signature-matching-process that critics said is ripe for fraud. Gov. Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and some Republicans called for a revamp of the absentee-ballot voting process after the election. Raffensperger asked lawmakers to consider eliminating the signature-matching process and Georgia’s law that allows voters to request ballots by mail up to 180 days before an election. The state reported a record number of absentee ballot votes last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic....
    A new PUBG battle royale is heading to mobile platforms. PUBG: New State is a new PUBG game developed by PUBG Studios. The developer announced the new game with a short trailer on Thursday morning. The trailer includes some of the things PUBG players might be used to like furious gun fights, vehicular chases, and a bit of silliness mixed in along the way. One thing the trailer makes clear right away is that this is definitely not the same setting PUBG Mobile players are used to right now. While the environment’s still a little grimy there’s shiny new technology everywhere and everything looks to be a little more futuristic than the current game. PUBG: New State is set in the near future of 2051 and that means plenty of changes have happened in the world since the original PUBG Mobile. Players will jump into a huge new...
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar’s military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army’s seizure of power on Feb. 1. It said in a statement that it was treating the post-coup situation in Myanmar as an “emergency,” explaining that the ban was precipitated by events since the coup, including “deadly violence.” Facebook already has banned several military-linked accounts since the coup, including army-controlled Myawaddy TV and state television broadcaster MRTV. The bans are also being applied on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. Facebook and other social media platforms came under enormous criticism in 2017 when right groups said they failed to act enough to stop hate speech against Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority. The army launched a brutal counterinsurgency operation that year that drove more than 700,000 Rohingya to to seek safety...
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar’s military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the army’s seizure of power on Feb. 1. It said in a statement that it was treating the post-coup situation in Myanmar as an “emergency,” explaining that the ban was precipitated by events since the coup, including “deadly violence.” Facebook already has banned several military-linked accounts since the coup, including army-controlled Myawaddy TV and state television broadcaster MRTV. The bans are also being applied on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. Facebook and other social media platforms came under enormous criticism in 2017 when right groups said they failed to act enough to stop hate speech against Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority. The army launched a brutal counterinsurgency operation that year that drove more than 700,000 Rohingya to to seek safety...
    By BRIAN MELLEY, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California’s toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic. The county, which has a quarter of the state’s 40 million residents, said the deaths mainly occurred between Dec. 3 and Feb. 3. The Department of Public Health identified them after going through death records that were backlogged by the sheer volume of the surge’s toll. Johns Hopkins University put California’s overall COVID-19 death toll at 50,890. The grim figure comes just days after the U.S. recorded a half-million deaths. While the nation’s most populous state has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., it is ranked 25th in the number of cases per capita because of its large population. The death toll climbed precipitously amid a fall...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Australia has passed a new law that will force tech companies to pay publishers for news content, setting the stage for potential, similar action in other countries. The new code, which the Australian parliament approved Thursday, "will ensure that news media businesses are fairly remunerated for the content they generate," Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in a statement.Facebook will restore news in Australia after talks with the governmentThe country's unprecedented new law had been hotly debated in recent months. Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) had opposed the initial version of the legislation, which would have allowed media outlets to bargain either individually or collectively with them — and to enter binding arbitration if the parties couldn't reach an agreement.Facebook even shut down news pages in Australia last week in opposition to the legislation. But it restored them earlier this week after the country made some changes to...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California’s toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic. The county, which has a quarter of the state’s 40 million residents, said the deaths mainly occurred between Dec. 3 and Feb. 3. The Department of Public Health identified them after going through death records that were backlogged by the sheer volume of the surge’s toll. Johns Hopkins University put California’s overall COVID-19 death toll at 50,890. The grim figure comes just days after the U.S. recorded a half-million deaths. While the nation’s most populous state has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., it is ranked 25th in the number of cases per capita because of its large population. The death toll climbed precipitously amid a fall and winter surge that has begun...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — CVS is hoping to relieve some of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout frustration. The chain is getting additional COVID-19 vaccines through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Over 500,000 doses will be available in 17 states, including Maryland, starting Thursday. CVS says it can administer 20 to 25-million shots per month, and as the vaccine supply increases, more states will have access. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.
    By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — All Las Vegas-area middle and high school students can return to classrooms for hybrid in-person instruction in phases rolled out after the youngest pupils go back to campuses next week, school administrators said Wednesday. Clark County School Superintendent Jesus Jara said sixth- and ninth-graders and high school seniors can return to class beginning March 22, and grades seven, eight, 10 and 11 can return April 6. All will have two-days-a-week classroom schedules. Jara and school board President Linda Cavazos made the announcement — accompanied by school trustees and representatives of the district's employee unions — just days before the nation's fifth-largest school district begins hybrid schedules for pre-K to third-grade students. Cavazos said officials were balancing the effects of the pandemic including “physical safety from COVID-19 and mental and emotional safety from the accompanying stress and anxiety.” “We have suffered losses...
    By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window. ViacomCBS on Wednesday announced that some of the studio’s films, including “Mission: Impossible 7” and “A Quiet Place Part II,” will go to its fledgling streaming service, Paramount+, after 45 days in theaters. Like all studios in the past year, Paramount has had to adapt. Paramount sold some of its films to streaming services, including “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” which went to Netflix, and “Coming 2 America” to Amazon, but held back its biggest titles, including “Mission: Impossible 7” and “Top Gun: Maverick” for more traditional theatrical releases. “A Quiet Place Part II” has been delayed several times over the past year. It was originally set to come out last March, but was pulled from the schedule when theaters closed nationwide. Both it and “Mission: Impossible 7”...
    Paramount Plus prepares for a global expansion starting next month and will do so with a content surge to compete with Disney +, Netflix and other streaming video services. Starting March 4, CBS All-Access will transform into Paramount Plus and will be relaunched in multiple countries. This change will offer a large catalog of 2,500 films and more than 30,000 episodes of TV series from channels like Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Showtime, MTV and more. Added to that, Paramount Plus will produce original content to position the service as an attractive option. In a call with shareholders to discuss its latest quarter financial results, ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish, promised 36 original series to premiere in 2021. Among the content are The Offer, a drama that focuses on behind the scenes of The Godfather; Lioness, a series of spy style 24, a spinoff the Girlfriends and a docuseries called The Real Criminal...
    Donald McNeil Jr. resigned over allegations he used the N-word The New York Times has released a report outlining changes it will make to create a 'more diverse and inclusive newsroom' after facing a series of controversies, including the resignation of Donald McNeil Jr. over allegations he used a racial slur. In the report, the Times found examples of racism at the organization including Asian-American employees being confused for other coworkers. The report authors called on the Times to create a 'diversity, equity and inclusion office in Human Resources,' hire recruiters dedicated to hiring people of color and other underrepresented groups, and expand diversity requirements for hiring. Since 2015, the company has increased the amount of women and people of color it hires: with women making up 52 percent of employees and people of color making up 34 percent of employees.  The release of the report comes more than...
    The coronavirus pandemic forced offices to close and meetings to move online that has created a new phenomenon known as 'Zoom fatigue.' Named after the popular video chat platform, the term is used to describe the exhaustion that comes with participating in video conferences, whether it be on Zoom, Google Meet or another application. A researcher from Stanford University recently investigate this idea to determine reasons that could cause people to become exhausted while they are simply sitting in front of a computer. Professor Jeremy Bailenson determined excessive amounts of eye contact, a drop in mobility, video chats increase cognitive load and constantly seeing yourself lead to 'Zoom fatigue However, the expert has also provided solutions for each to help employees revive themselves while spending hours video chatting at least five days a week. Scroll down for video  A researcher from Stanford University recently investigate this idea to determine...
    Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window. ViacomCBS on Wednesday announced that some of the studio’s films, including “Mission: Impossible 7” and “A Quiet Place Part II,” will go to its fledgling streaming service, Paramount+, after 45 days in theaters. Like all studios in the past year, Paramount has had to adapt. Paramount sold some of its films to streaming services, including “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” which went to Netflix, and “Coming 2 America” to Amazon, but held back its biggest titles, including “Mission: Impossible 7” and “Top Gun: Maverick” for more traditional theatrical releases. “A Quiet Place Part II” has been delayed several times over the past year. It was originally set to come out last March, but was pulled from the schedule when theaters closed nationwide. Both it and “Mission: Impossible 7” are currently scheduled to open...
    Paramount+ is coming in hot. The soon-to-launch network just announced a slew of programming coming in the near future, including hotly anticipated movies like “Mission: Impossible 7” and the sequel to “A Quiet Place,” along with TV shows like “Younger” and “Frasier.” The projects were name-dropped during ViacomCBS’ three-hour investor presentation Wednesday ahead of its Paramount+ streaming service launch on March 4. Some films will hit streaming in as little as a month after the big screen, including “A Quiet Place Part 2,” which premieres in theaters Sept. 17 and on Paramount+ on Nov. 1; “Mission: Impossible 7,” set for Nov. 19 in theaters but Jan. 3, 2022, on streaming; and “Top Gun: Maverick,” which premieres in theaters July 2. Other films like “Paw Patrol: The Movie” will follow suit. New installments of “Paranormal Activity” and “Pet Sematary” will hit the streaming platform, as well as the Arie Posin-directed film “The In-Between”...
    More On: paramount ‘The King and I’ to be turned into a new film by Paramount Long-awaited ‘Frasier’ reboot eyed at Paramount ‘iCarly’ revival to air on Paramount streaming service with original cast ‘Spongebob’ movie to bypass theaters, head straight to streaming Paramount+ is coming in hot. The soon-to-launch network just announced a slew of programming coming in the near future, including hotly-anticipated movies like “Mission Impossible 7” and the sequel to “A Quiet Place,” along with TV shows like “Younger” and “Frasier.” The projects were name-dropped during ViacomCBS’ three-hour investor presentation Wednesday ahead of its Paramount+ streaming service launch on March 4. Some films will hit streaming in as little as a month after the big screen, including “A Quiet Place 2,” which premieres in theaters Sept. 17 and on Paramount+ on Nov. 1; “Mission: Impossible 7,” set for Nov. 19 in theatres but Jan. 3, 2022, on...
    Diversity consultant Robin DiAngelo has distanced herself from a LinkedIn training seminar after its content – which urged employees to "be less white" – made headlines. Slides from the seminar, "Confronting Racism," were leaked by a Coca-Cola employee and quickly spread on social media. The course featured DiAngelo, author of the bestselling 2018 book "White Fragility." Author Robin DiAngelo during an interview on June 17, 2020. (Getty Images) A statement posted on her website says DiAngelo was not the creator of the seminar, and was "unaware that her name, image, and work were being presented in this way and did not participate in or agree to the creation and distribution of an educational resource based on her research." The statement clarified that the clips featuring DiAngelo had been taken from an interview the author did for the outlet Big Think in 2018 to promote "White Fragility." ...
    Lawmakers have an obligation to ensure that Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., is not "tainted" by his association with suspected Chinese spy Fang Fang, the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee told Fox News Wednesday. "It's incumbent upon all of us who deal with sensitive and classified information on a regular basis to make sure that people who have access to that information are not tainted," Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., told "America Reports". "Now, that's all we're asking to do, is get a [FBI] briefing so that we can make a determination whether there is a problem." House Republicans are requesting that FBI Director Christopher Wray hold a briefing to inform them of the "full extent" of Chinese intelligence operations targeting members of Congress. HOUSE REPUBLICANS REQUEST FBI BRIEFING ON SWALWELL The concern about Swalwell began in December, when Axios reported that Fang had targeted up-and-coming local politicians, including those who had the potential...
    Lily Collins stars in "Emily in Paris." Carole Bethuel/Netflix A source familiar with a junket hosted by "Emily in Paris" denies the event was unethical. It comes after "Emily in Paris" scored two Golden Globes nominations, which raised some eyebrows. The source told Insider that all "rules and guidelines" were followed.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Sources close to the production of "Emily in Paris" are hitting back after the LA Times published a report that revealed over 30 Golden Globes voters were flown to Europe in 2019 for a luxurious tour of the show's Parisian set. The story, which reports on what the Times described as allegations of "ethical conflicts" within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the influential organization that runs the Golden Globe Awards, was published last week. It said that Paramount — the original studio behind "Emily in Paris" — paid for HFPA...
    Niantic Niantic announced the upcoming events for March 2021 in Pokemon GO, including an event featuring the debut of the Therian Forms of Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus. The first big event is the Searching for Legends event from March 9 to 14, which involves Legendary Pokemon and Nosepass as well as the debut of Shiny Nosepass. Then on March 14, Niantic will hold an event where psychic- and steel-type Pokemon, including Beldum, will be attracted to Incense. After that comes an event from March 16 to 22 called “Charge Up!,” where new electric-type Pokemon will make their debut in Pokemon GO. From our guess, the new Pokemon might be Tynamo, Helioptile and/or Dedenne as well as their respective evolutions as they’re not currently in the game according to Serebii. Then we get Weather Week from March 24 to 29, which involves weather-themed Pokemon including the Therian Forms of...
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden offers comforting advice to Kelly Clarkson, telling the singer and talk-show host as she goes through a divorce that things happen for the best and that life will eventually “look better.” The first lady — a divorcee herself — also reveals one thing she looks forward to when COVID-19 clears up and explains why women should take some time for themselves every day as she does. She spoke during an interview with Clarkson that is set to air nationally on Thursday. Clarkson recently brought her show to the White House for a socially distant conversation with Jill Biden in the East Room. NBC released interview excerpts Wednesday, including a clip of Jill Biden offering comforting words about carrying on after a relationship breakup. Citing her late mother's advice, she tells Clarkson things happen for a reason. She also says her...
    Really, Joe Manchin? You really want to associate yourself with Republicans against President Biden? Senate Democrats and Republicans are spending Wednesday meeting with Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, making their pitches for what should—and should not—be included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan Democrats are crafting. Because the bill is going through the special budget reconciliation process, a procedure that allows the bill to pass with a simple majority vote, it has to meet budgetary thresholds that MacDonough is officially in charge of enforcing. Mostly. As soon as Wednesday, she could determine how hard Democrats are going to have to fight to keep a $15/hour minimum wage increase in the bill, along with a few other provisions. That decision is important, but more important is whether Democrats will be imaginative or brave enough to move forward with that provision should she rule against them. Because they can and they should. A...
    The New York Rangers released a statement Monday announcing that forward Artemi Panarin will take a leave of absence following the publication of what sources say is a “political hit piece” by Russian media. The report alleges a physical altercation Panarin had with an 18-year-old woman in 2011. Rangers team leaders stood by Panarin on Monday, calling the allegation “fabricated” and an “intimidation tactic,” and that the Russian story is simply backlash for Panarin’s recent political activism, specifically for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. There are also concerns for the safety of Panarin’s family members in Russia. According to the team: Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations in this fabricated story. This is clearly an intimidation tactic being used against him for being outspoken on recent political events. Artemi is obviously shaken and concerned and will take some time away from the team. The Rangers fully support...
    A Pennsylvania hospital patient was arrested on Tuesday after stabbing a female doctor "multiple times" in both the head and face while at a university medical facility, police said. The suspect, who has not been identified by name, carried out the attack at a University of Pennsylvania hospital during treatment for an unknown ailment, Philadelphia Police Department officials told Fox News. The alleged attacker is behind bars, and the doctor was treated and released for non-fatal injuries. Law enforcement recovered a weapon at the scene following the incident. "Pennsylvania Hospital is working closely with the Philadelphia Police to respond to an incident which happened Tuesday afternoon involving a patient and a physician, who sustained injuries," a Penn Medicine spokesperson told Fox. "There was no danger at any time to other patients or staff in the hospital. All hospital operations continue as usual, and we are cooperating with...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden offers comforting advice to Kelly Clarkson, telling the singer and talk-show host as she goes through a divorce that things happen for the best and that life will eventually “look better.” The first lady — a divorcee herself — also reveals one thing she looks forward to when COVID-19 clears up and explains why women should take some time for themselves every day as she does. She spoke during an interview with Clarkson that is set to air nationally on Thursday. Clarkson recently brought her show to the White House for a socially distant conversation with Jill Biden in the East Room. NBC released interview excerpts Wednesday, including a clip of Jill Biden offering comforting words about carrying on after a relationship breakup. Citing her late mother’s advice, she tells Clarkson things happen for a reason. She also says her divorce freed her to...
    THE Champions League final could be held in New York in Uefa’s dramatic revamp. European chiefs want to agree the new 36-team model for their biggest prize will run for at least nine seasons from 2024. 1The Champions League final could take place in New York in a major overhaul from Uefa And as part of the pitch to potential sponsors, Uefa is suggesting that the showpiece event could take 'Old Big Ears' to the Big Apple. President Aleksander Ceferin floated the prospect of the Champions League final being taken out of Europe shortly after his election in 2016. He said: “I think it might be an idea in the future but we have to speak about it. “To go from Portugal to Azerbaijan, for example, is almost the same as if you go to New York. For the fans it’s no problem.” Ceferin subsequently rowed back from the idea...
    COVID-19 has been devastating to so many Americans, including a Southern California family that lost three loved ones to the virus, two of them just days apart.The tragedy started when 39-year-old Gerry Rangel died from COVID-19 the day after Christmas. That was followed by the death of 69-year-old Luis Rangel three days later, and then 58-year-old Alma Rangel lost her battle to the virus the following month.Family member Karla Rangel says the family is just trying to get by, but feels defeated.Karla says the family followed all COVID-safely protocols, including only communicating with each other by video chat, Zoom or phone calls."We thought what we were doing was best for our family, to be able to be with each other for the long-run," she said. "Somehow, in three different households, it still got to our family."GoFundMe set up for devastated SoCal family after sole breadwinner dies from COVID-19EMBED More News...
    Former LSU football coach Les Miles is under investigation for sexual harassment in 2013. Les Miles was investigated for sexual harassment in 2013, according to a report from USA Today. Miles is entering his third season as the Kansas head coach where he has a 3-18 record, including a winless 0-9 campaign in 2020. Next: 25 highest-paid college football coaches in 2020 For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
    More On: Rohingya UN fears situation will worsen for Rohingya in Myanmar Fire destroys homes of thousands in Rohingya refugee camps First Rohingya refugees arrive at isolated Bangladesh island Malaysian lawmaker calls for hate speech law after Reuters’ Rohingya report DHAKA, Bangladesh — A group of Rohingya refugees is adrift in a boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, the United Nations said Wednesday, as their families worried that many may have already died. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, said it understands that some of the refugees died after the boat left southern Bangladesh about two weeks ago. It said it does not know the boat’s exact current location. The U.N. and rights groups including Amnesty International have said many of the refugees were ill and suffering from acute dehydration. Reports said about 90 refugees, including some children, started the journey to seek better...
    NEW YORK -- A newly released poll shows that 5.6% of American adults now identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.The analytics firm Gallup reported that their current estimate of self-identified gay and trans Americans is up from 4.5%, based on their previous 2017 data.More than half of LGBT adults (54.6%) identify as bisexual. About a quarter (24.5%) say they are gay, with 11.7% identifying as lesbian and 11.3% as transgender. An additional 3.3% volunteer another non-heterosexual preference or term to describe their sexual orientation, such as queer or same-gender-loving.The poll, released Wednesday, found that younger generations are far more likely to identify as LGBT, especially Gen Z. One in six adult Gen Z-ers (ages 18 to 23 in 2020) do not consider themselves to be heterosexual.This percentage decreases with age, with 2% or fewer Americans born before 1965 identifying as LGBT, according to Gallup.Gallup noted that it cannot determine...
    A WOMAN has revealed her ‘world crashed around her’ after discovering her ex-boyfriend had secretly filmed them having sex, then sent the tape to hundreds of people.  The woman, named only as Sarah, opened up about her ordeal on BBC documentary Zara McDermott: Revenge Porn.  9Reality TV star Zara McDermott chatted to fellow victims of revenge porn in a new documentaryCredit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' Digital Picture The former Love Islander, who’s herself been a victim of the crime twice, once when she was 14 and again while on Love Island, chatted with Sarah on last night’s show.  Sarah says the first few years with her ex-boyfriend were ‘fantastic’, but things took a sinister turn when she tried to end the five-year relationship.  “We were...
    Genesis Motor was eager to hitch itself to Tiger Woods — but probably not like this. The golf legend’s Tuesday car crash has shone a spotlight on the fledgling luxury auto brand as it tries to raise its profile. Genesis has rolled out five high-end models since parent company Hyundai launched it five years ago — including the GV80 SUV that Woods rolled over on an accident-prone road in suburban Los Angeles. The unexpected attention could give the brand a much-needed boost at a time when it’s struggling with lagging sales, auto analysts tell The Post. “I hate to use the [saying] ‘no such thing as bad publicity,’ but there’ll be that much more awareness of Genesis than there was a week ago,” said Karl Brauer, executive analyst at car-shopping website iSeeCars.com. “Any bad news can be devastating for 24 hours or 48 hours … but the increased awareness of...