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    CAPTAIN Sir Tom Moore’s daughter Hannah teared up as she remembered her dad as a "beacon of hope" before his funeral. The Second World War veteran's funeral will take place this Saturday close to his family's home in Bedfordshire. 4Captain Tom Moore's daughter Hannah said her dad was a 'beacon of hope'Credit: Rex Features He passed away on February 2 aged 100 after contracting Covid-19 - he will be given military honours at the service, which is being attended by eight of his family. His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore became emotional as she discussed his death and told viewers on Good Morning Britain that they had lost "a fifth of their family." A tearful Hannah said: "It's really difficult we have lost a fifth of our family, it's really hard to say it. It makes me feel really emotional to say it because he was part of our life. What an...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), whose entire previous tenure as majority leader coincided with a period of GOP minority rule in the Senate. Even though Democrats narrowly won a majority in the Senate this year, the institution as a whole still gives Republicans a massive undue advantage—and has done so for decades. To illustrate this, Daily Kos Elections has compiled a spreadsheet that calculates the popular vote for the Senate going back nearly three decades and also shows the proportion of the country’s population that senators from each party represent. The implications of this data are astonishing: As shown on the chart below, Senate Republicans have neither won more votes nor represented more Americans than Democrats since the late 1990s. Despite that fact, the GOP has controlled the Senate just over half the time since then, a development that has not gone unobserved. Senators are of course elected to staggered six-year...
    Unlike its competitors, Netflix has been slow to update support for Spatial Audio that already exists on rival platforms. Although a few months ago there was speculation about possible tests that Netflix would be carrying out, to bring that function to users of compatible devices, this week spokesmen for the company. Netflix denies update for surround sound devices. Netflix official sources assure that the company is currently It is not testing spatial audio support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. The clarification ends a previous report that claimed support would be rolled out in the spring. According to a statement obtained by MacRummors. Netflix leaves AirPods users wanting The spokesperson also assured that he is not currently testing spatial audio support and has no plans to go public at this time. Netflix. Instead, he said I was testing multi-channel support for built-in speakers, as part of its mission to “improve”...
    Bloomberg Delta CEO Forecasts Return to Profitability in 2021 (Bloomberg) – Delta CEO Ed Bastian has spent much of the first quarter of 2021 talking about the “year of recovery” to come, encouraged by the hope that vaccines will restore consumer confidence in the aviation and will boost pent-up demand, he is preparing to post a mid-year profit, which is badly needed after record losses of $ 12.39 billion in 2020. The company saw an improvement late last year – halving its third-quarter cash outflow, and fourth-quarter net losses of $ 755 million were well below American and United, both of about $ 2 billion. But Delta and its competitors still await a full road of potholes. “It’s always darkest before dawn, and that’s exactly where we are,” Bastian says. He expects the United States to reach an initial stage of herd immunity in early summer, unless resistant mutations emerge...
    Senate confirmation for Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, is becoming increasingly unlikely after one Democrat and key Republicans announced that they would vote against her. Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Rob Portman and Pat Toomey all said that they would vote against Tanden’s confirmation, joining West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin who announced his opposition Sunday. Without Manchin, Tanden would fall one vote short of confirmation, assuming that every Republican votes against her. The recent announcements all cited Tanden’s Twitter feed, where she insulted Republican and Democratic lawmakers while leading the left-leaning Center for American Progress. “I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator [Bernie] Sanders to Senator [Mitch] McConnell and others,” Manchin said in a press release. “I believe her overtly partisan statements...
    HALLE Berry revealed her first kiss was actually with a girl as she was eager to practice before making out with her boyfriend at the time. Back in September, the actress confirmed that she is dating musician Van Hunt. 8Halle Berry revealed that her first kiss was actually with a girlCredit: Instagram 8She told her friend Lindsay Flores on Instagram Live, 'I didn't know how to French kiss, so I got my best girlfriend at the time to show me how to French kissCredit: Instagram It all kicked off when the 54-year-old took some time to chat it up with her pal, fashion stylist Lindsay Flores for another episode of their Bad & Booshy talk on Instagram Live. The duo, who were both drinking wine, started talking about first kiss experiences, and after Lindsay revealed hers, Halle's response was a tad unexpected. She said: "I had this boyfriend named LaShawn...
    Washington — The House is expected to approve President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal later this week in a party-line vote, after the House Budget Committee advanced the bill on Monday.  Although the narrow Democratic majority in the House will likely pass the bill as is, it's unclear whether a provision raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025 will be included in the final Senate version of the legislation. The bill, which includes $1,400 in direct payments to Americans making under $75,000, extra money for vaccine distribution and funding to state and local governments, was approved by the Budget Committee on Monday by a vote of 19 to 16. Congressman Lloyd Doggett was the sole Democrat to join Republicans in voting against the bill, although a spokesperson for Doggett later said in a statement that his "no" vote was a mistake and he "supports the COVID-19...
    Reuters February 23, 2021 0 Comments The U.S. economic recovery remains “uneven and far from complete” and it will be “some time” before the Federal Reserve considers changing policies it adopted to help the country back to full employment, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said on Tuesday. The U.S. central bank’s interest rate cuts and purchases of $120 billion in monthly government bonds “have materially eased financial conditions and are providing substantial support to the economy,” Powell said in remarks prepared for delivery to a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the state of the economy. “The economy is a long way from our employment and inflation goals, and it is likely to take some time for substantial further progress to be achieved,” the hurdle the Fed has set for discussing when it might be appropriate to pare back support. While the health crisis in the country is improving and “ongoing...
    (Reuters) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will fly to Myanmar on Thursday in the first known trip to the Southeast Asian nation by a foreign envoy since the military seized power in a coup on Feb. 1, according to a leaked government document. The letter from the Ministry of Transport, which a Myanmar official confirmed to Reuters was authentic, said she would arrive in the morning and fly back several hours later. Tengku Faizasyah, a spokesman for the Indonesian foreign ministry, said the minister was in Thailand and may travel to other countries in the region afterwards, but could not confirm which. Retno has been rallying support in Southeast Asia for a special meeting on Myanmar and sources said Jakarta has proposed the region sends monitors to ensure the generals hold “fair and inclusive” elections. Myanmar’s ruling military council, which has deposed and arrested leader Aung San Suu Kyi...
    Californians overwhelmingly support legislation that provides enhanced farmworker protections and gives hazard pay to essential workers, according to a poll released by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. Hazard pay has become a hot issue in progressive cities throughout the state, with backers saying grocery workers have put their health at risk to serve customers as COVID-19 spreads. The California Grocers Assn., which says such measures are too costly for business owners to absorb, has challenged ordinances in court. The Berkeley IGS poll released Tuesday found broad support for these measures, with 77% of all respondents saying they back legislation that gives hazard pay to front-line essential workers until they are able to receive vaccines. More than 70% of Black and Latino respondents strongly support these measures. Sixty-five percent of Native American, 58% of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and 47% of white respondents strongly supported the...
    VIDEO3:5703:57Apple struggles over the past month, but charts point to near-term support aheadTrading Nation Apple has regained the top spot as global smartphone leader. The iPhone maker shipped out nearly 80 million devices in the fourth quarter, according to Gartner, surpassing all other smartphone companies including Samsung and Microsoft. It reclaimed that number one spot for the first time since 2016. What's not on top? Its share price. The stock has fallen 9% in the past month, lagging the tech sector and broader S&P 500. "It is in the penalty box here, near term," Oppenheimer head of technical analysis Ari Wald told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Monday. He said the stock may have been unfairly punished due to a global semiconductor shortage that could squeeze margins. However, he said the company may be better positioned to weather higher costs than its competitors, coming out of the shortage in a stronger...
    LADERA RANCH (CBSLA) — A family that was being harassed for months by some local teens is getting overwhelming support from the community, but the leader of the Good Samaritan effort is now being threatened with a possible defamation lawsuit. People were signing up in shifts to guard the home against vandalism, attacks and anti-Asian American slurs. Now, even more neighbors are stepping up to help out and monitor Haijun Si’s home. “Since the initial airing of the news story, we’ve had a lot more volunteers. We’ve had large groups come out, which has been unbelievable,” said the woman who organized the effort to protect the Si family. She wanted to remain anonymous. The family has finally gotten to have some peaceful nights with the outpouring of support from neighbors, but now some parents of the teens are threatening to sue the organizer for posting one of the alleged harassment...
    JEREMY MATHIEU has slammed the treatment of players at Barcelona, claiming that he was given no support in his last year at the club. Luis Enrique, in charge during the Frenchman's Camp Nou stint between 2014 to 2017, 'did not talk to' the player during his struggles. 3Jeremy Mathieu has criticised the culture of criticism at BarcelonaCredit: AFP or licensors Barcelona won a Champions League, two LaLiga titles and three Copa del Rey crowns during Mathieu's time with the club. But his final season saw him castigated for two poor performances as the Catalans missed out in the league and Europe. Mathieu, 37, was hooked after 45 minutes of a 2-0 defeat to Malaga that served to end Barcelona's title hopes. Three days later, he was again taken off midway through a 3-0 loss at Juventus that knocked them out of the Champions League and became his final appearance for...
    AEW fans got another disappointing news this week. The infamous Dark Order member and noted superstar, Anna Jay will be out of in-ring action for a minimum of 6 months. Tonight, on AEW’s official Twitter handle, the company announced Jay suffered a severe shoulder injury. The injury occurred during training and would require surgery, rendering Jay out of action for 6-12 months. Anna Jay was a part of the AEW Women’s World Championship eliminator tournament. The winner of this match will get a title shot at the upcoming AEW revolution against the champion Hiraku Shida. Anna was going to face Dr. Britt Baker DMD in the first round. Her replacement, Madi Wrenkowski, protege and student of former NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa, ended up losing to Baker in a few minutes. Jay is out of the ring since she wrestled Alex Garcia on AEW Dark of 12th January. However, she...
    The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Spencer R. Moore recently announced the receipt of a Grant Award in the amount of $309,087.53 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to support, maintain and upgrade the State of Georgia Electronic Conviction Processing System (GECPS). GECPS provides a secure, electronic transmission of conviction data from Georgia courts to meet a Federally mandated time frame for posting convictions to individual driving records within ten days of adjudication. “I appreciate the continued support from GOHS which has allowed DDS to get more courts reporting electronically, improve total errors being submitted and reduce the number of late transmissions. We will now also focus on  updating systems, adding a webservice for smaller courts to submit conviction data while also expanding  training and outreach,” said Commissioner Moore. GECPS requires Georgia’s 903 courts to submit...
    Neera Tanden has mean-tweeted that Tom Cotton is a “fraud,” that “vampires have more heart” than Ted Cruz, and that Susan Collins is “the worst.” Fact check: mostly true. Still, it’s good that her mean tweets will probably doom her chances of being confirmed to head the Office of Management and Budget. You reap what you sow, and Tanden deserves this. For those of you just now joining this melodrama, Tanden’s confirmation hopes went on life support this week after announcements from Democrat Joe Manchin and Republicans Susan Collins and Mitt Romney that they would not support her nomination. READ THIS LIST Covid-19 Cheat Sheet Politics Entertainment Media Royalist World Half Full U.S. News Scouted Travel Beast Inside Crossword Newsletters Podcasts About Contact Tips Jobs Advertise Help Privacy Code of Ethics & Standards Diversity Terms & Conditions Copyright & Trademark Sitemap Coupons © 2021 The Daily...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With a return to the classroom on the horizon for Pittsburgh Public School students, the district has revealed its plan with its mitigation efforts it plans on taking and where teacher vaccinations fall on that list. To get back into the classroom, safety is going to have to be a top priority. Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet says it’s unrealistic to wait for every teacher to be vaccinated to open the school. He says Pittsburgh Public is doing what it can to work with UPMC to schedule appointments as part of Pennsylvania’s 1-B phase. According to the school district, vaccinations are just one layer of protection, citing the guidance issued by the CDC from earlier this month. The district says reusable and disposable masks will be available at each school for students and staff. School nurses will be supplied with masks, gloves, and gowns. And for staff that...
    Neera Tanden is the president of the left-leaning Center for American Progress and President Joe Biden's nomination to head the Office of Management and Budget, during his administration. But her political aspirations could be thwarted in the 50-50 Senate, after a string of old tweets attacking Republicans and Bernie Sanders began to emerge and jeopardized her confirmation. 3Neera Tanden's confirmation has come under fire after a series of deleted tweets targeting her political opponents she wrote emergedCredit: AP:Associated Press What did Neera Tanden say in her now deleted tweets? Tanden quietly began deleting at least 1,000 tweets, targeting Republicans and Bernie Sanders-supporting Democrats, in November 2020. President Biden's nomination for budget chief had taken to social media to slam her political opponents in a series of posts, including one branding Senator Susan Collins, "the worst." Tanden vowed to help treat Collins' re-election rival, Sara Gideon, like a "long lost...
    New York : Democrat John Yarmuth, chairman of the House Budget Committee. Photo: CSPAN Capture / Courtesy The House Budget Committee, chaired by the Democrat John yarmuth (Kentucky), approved the stimulus package of $ 1.9 trillion dollars and sends its recommendation to the plenary session. This is a new step in the legislative process for the president’s plan Joe biden which includes various benefits for Americans, including direct mailing of a check for $ 1,400, as well as tax support for children of up to $ 3,600. With 19 votes in favor and 16 against, that panel achieved an additional step to endorse the plan, amid the rejection of Republicans, who criticized the bill, considering it excessive and not being “directed” to those who need it most. “Without additional resources, we will never get to where we need to be… We will not wait. We...
    Engine on United Airlines flight was showing signs of metal fatigue, NTSB says Suu Kyis lawyer soldiers on in defence of democracy SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $50,000 on Tuesday, as investors began to get a little nervous about the digital currency's lofty valuation and some leveraged players took profit. © Reuters/DADO RUVIC FILE PHOTO: A representation of virtual currency Bitcoin is seen in front of a stock graph in this illustration taken The cryptocurrency dropped more than 10%, its largest daily drop in a month, to hit $48,575. That extends a sharp withdrawal of more than 16% from a record high hit on Sunday, although bitcoin remains up around 75% for the year. The drop came despite broad U.S. dollar weakness. [FRX/] "The market's rallied almost unimpeded since the beginning of the month and to some degree since the beginning of the year," said James Quinn, managing...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Generations of Jews have dropped spare change into the iconic blue boxes of the Jewish National Fund, a 120-year-old Zionist organization that acquires land, plants trees and carries out development projects in the Holy Land. But the Israeli group, known by its Hebrew acronym KKL, is now considering formally expanding its activities into the occupied West Bank. That has sparked fierce opposition from left-leaning Jewish groups in the United States, deepening a rift with the increasingly right-wing Israeli government. The debate has drawn attention to the fact that the KKL, which owns more than a tenth of all the land in Israel, has been quietly operating in the West Bank for decades, building and expanding settlements that most of the international community considers a violation of international law. A separate New York-based organization, also known as the Jewish National Fund, does not take a position on the...
              COLUMBUS, Ohio – Last Wednesday Ohio Senate Bill 22 (SB22) passed the upper chamber 25-8 – all Republicans were in favor, all Democrats opposed. SB22 was introduced by primary sponsors Terry Johnson (R-District 14)(pictured left) and Rob McColley (R-District 1)(pictured right), and establishes legislative oversight to the Governor’s and health orders. In its original form, the bill granted the General Assembly authority to immediately rescind a public health state of emergency declaration along with rules and orders the Governor and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued related to a public a health state of emergency. The first draft would have also put a 30-day limit on a public health state of emergency, while allowing the Ohio Health Oversight and Advisory Committee (OHOAC) – which is a bicameral, bipartisan commission established by the legislation – to rescind a state of emergency as well as...
    (CNN)Confirmation duels over Joe Biden's Cabinet picks have suddenly turned nasty, ringing alarm bells about the cliffhanger nature of a 50-50 Senate and bitter fights to come over the President's ambitious agenda.Growing intrigue over a trio of controversial presidential picks is also underscoring the power of individual senators such as Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, when the partisan balance is so evenly divided.While Biden has seen blue-chip national security selections such as Antony Blinken as secretary of state and Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon installed, the focus on nominees whose portfolios touch on some of the most sensitive domestic political issues is bringing the confirmation process to a contentious crescendo.The nomination of Neera Tanden, Biden's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, is in deep peril after Manchin jumped ship and a string of Republicans signaled they couldn't support her.Another bruising...
    Today, Daily Kos delivered over 260,000 signatures in support of Rep. Deb Haaland as the Senate is about to begin hearings to confirm her as the new secretary of the Department of the Interior under the Biden-Harris administration. Haaland currently serves as the representative from New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District and was nominated to lead the Department of Interior by President Joe Biden in December 2020. The Department of the Interior plays a crucial role in the historic preservation of federal lands and natural resources, as well as programs that oversee Native Alaskans, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians. Yet, no American president has tapped someone from these communities to lead the Department of the Interior—until now. As Haaland herself said, “A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of the Department of Interior.” “The significance of Haaland’s nomination cannot be overstated. If she is...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Public Schools has announced new “student-support categories” ahead of April 6’s reopening. READ MORE: Prosecutors: 14-Year-Old Girl In Pa. Charged In Stabbing Death Of 19-Year-Old Sister The four categories were announced Monday, based on students’ needs when returning to in-person learning. Support Category 1 features students demonstrating positive progress in eLearning, Support Category 2 is students demonstrating progress in eLearning, Support Category 3 is students demonstrating some progress in eLearning, and Support Category 4 is students not demonstrating progress and/or in kindergarten or PreK. The district says approximately 4,786 K-12 students in Support Category 4 will be prioritized for in-person learning when schools reopen on April 6. All PreK and kindergarten students are prioritized for return to in-person instruction first. READ MORE: Arkansas Police Officer Expected To Recover After Shooting Involving Pa. Man Suspected Of Kidnapping 14-Year-Old N.C. Girl Pittsburgh Public Schools...
    MARTINEZ; Calif. (KGO) -- In California, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has teamed up with United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230 to show their support for those who have been impacted by cancer."This is going to help people that are stricken with cancer in a multitude of ways. The purpose behind this whole thing is to let people know that they are not alone. There are people out there that are pulling for you and there's people out there that are willing to fight for you," said Chris Leimpeter, Fire Captain in Contra Costa County. "Your firefighters are here, not just on a 9-1-1 basis. Were moms, were dads, were brothers. We are all things that they are as well."Project Pink Wheels was launched in October 2020 as a vehicle of hope for the Contra Costa community. Volunteer fire firefighters will drive a bright pink KME...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Madigan, the Chicago Democrat who led of the Illinois House of Representatives for decades, resigned Monday as party chairman. Madigan, 78, did not give a reason for resigning as party chairman, a post he held for 50 years. “It’s no secret that I have been the target of vicious attacks by people who sought to diminish my many achievements lifting up the working people of Illinois,” Madigan said. “The fact is my motivation for holding elected office has never wavered. I have been resolute in my dedication to public service and integrity, always acting in the interest of the people of Illinois.” Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough will be appointed as interim leader of state Democrats until a permanent replacement is named. In July, Madigan, the longest-serving legislative leader in U.S. history, was implicated in a long-running bribery scheme involving the state’s largest electric utility, Commonwealth...
    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – FEBRUARY 18: Artemi Panarin #10 of the New York Rangers looks for a teammate during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on February 18, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) The New York Rangers issued a statement in support of star player Artemi Panarin, who has taken a leave of absence from the team following what the Rangers called a “fabricated story” and “intimidation tactic” against Panarin for recently speaking out in favor of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. pic.twitter.com/VcOJ4BqMHm — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 22, 2021 “Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations in this fabricated story,” the statement says. “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...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- "When I tell you, we are in need of help..." said Angela Johnson co-owner of Inglewood soul food restaurant The Serving Spoon."This is one of the hardest things I've had to do ever, and that is reach out for help," continued Johnson in a video asking her community for help.Angela Johnson co-owns the restaurant with her husband JC Johnson and she said The Serving Spoon is in its 37th year, but even with all that history, nothing could prepare them for the hardships that the pandemic would bring.Facing the threat of having to shut down, Angela put out a cry for help on her social media asking the community for donations."I was pretty much in a panic. Our numbers had dropped drastically and I realized that we weren't going to be able to keep our doors open if we didn't get help."The community rallied behind the...
    More On: new york city Here’s where NYC’s real estate market stands right now Reducing commuter misery is essential to ending NYC’s ‘Ghost Town’ of shuttered stores Close, but snow cigar! Wintry mix moves toward NYC this week just as warm weather looms Letters to the Editor — Feb. 21, 2021 COVID and the lockdowns have kneecapped the city economy. Gotham’s leaders need to move fast, and boldly, to reverse the damage, or risk a downward spiral. As The Post’s special report this week lays out, nearly half the city’s small businesses remain closed; revenue among those open is down 60 percent. In lower Manhattan, office leasing plunged 70 percent last year. Meanwhile, abandoned commercial sites invite squatters, criminals, the mentally ill — accelerating neighborhood decline. Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio created a “recovery czar,” tapping former School Construction Authority chief Lorraine Grillo for the post. Yet his “recovery”...
    This is what one of 500K deaths looks like He shouldnt be dead: A year after a fathers COVID-19 death, a family confronts their loss © Etsy; Ashley Britton/SheKnows How else you can support the Black community — not just donating and fighting against injustice, but in small ways in your everyday life? Well, have you looked at the brands in your family’s closet? Or what about the toys your baby plays with? Maybe you’ve already researched where you can buy from Black-owned businesses, but as with anything, it’s always a good idea to check out Etsy for unique items you can’t quite find anywhere else. Aside from seriously adorable baby rompers and personalized tote bags, you can discover even more than just Black-owned clothing shops for kids on Etsy. If you need to switch up your little one’s at-home-activity options, for example (you know, the ones that will...
    In wake of a political hit piece published in Russia Monday that prompted Rangers forward Artemi Panarin to step away from the team, the Blueshirts as an organization are fiercely supporting their star player. The Post’s Larry Brooks first reported that Panarin, the Rangers’ top scorer, would be taking a leave of absence from hockey after his former Vityaz head coach Andrei Nazarov told a Russian media outlet that the ex-forward of the Moscow Region club assaulted an 18-year-old girl in Riga, Latvia after a road game in 2011. Nazarov, a known supporter of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, has repeatedly and publicly criticized Panarin for his outspoken beliefs regarding Putin’s regime. “Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations in this fabricated story,” the Rangers said in a statement. Ryan Strome, who has frequently played on the same line as Panarin since he signed with the Rangers in July...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Marines and Sailors from Camp Pendleton, California deployed on Feb. 19, to support the Arlington vaccination center at Globe Life Field. Their presence was at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. READ MORE: Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif Back At Work Following COVID-19 Battle U.S. Army North, the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S Northern Command, will oversee the military COVID-19 response operation in support of state and federal vaccination efforts. READ MORE: Lewisville Begins Next Reopening Phase Since Closing City Facilities On Dec. 5 “Over the past year, the Marines and Sailors of 1st MLG have been called upon to lead from the front, adapt to complex and uncertain situations, and represent our Nation in our finest naval traditions; this mission is no different. In cooperation with FEMA, ARNORTH, and state and local officials, we are proud to help to maximize the...
    While the Minister of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas, arrived today at Land of Fire, to hold meetings with provincial authorities and tour factories, the Government will extend the industrial promotion sub-regime -expires at the end of 2023- with the aim of encouraging investment this year. The minister Kulfas will stay in Tierra del Fuego for two days in which tour manufacturing plants, accompanied by Governor Gustavo Melella; the Minister of Production and Environment, Sonia Castiglione, and other officials. It will also analyze the project to create a technological pole and the extension of the province’s industrial promotion sub-regime, spokespersons for the Fuegian government informed .. Said system includes various tax benefits to encourage the establishment of economic projects. Sources from the Casa Rosada assured BAE Business: « We are discussing with the entire team of the Government of the province about the future characteristics. This means expanding the productive matrix...
    Instagram is introducing new features to help point those struggling with an eating disorder in the right direction. When someone tries to search for content related to topics like eating disorder recovery, they’ll first see links to resources the company has built with help from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), in addition to links to local helplines in Australia, Canada and the UK. Similarly, when someone tries to share said content or if their friends see them post something concerning, they’ll see the same set of resources. The company will allow people to contact their friends for support from the resource landing page. As before, Instagram will continue to blur out content it thinks may trigger someone with an eating disorder. The features broadly mirror the ones TikTok announced earlier in the day — though in Instagram’s case, it was already nudging users to more general help before...
    Sony Playstation 5 : The new model of Nintendo Switch, the rumored Switch Pro, does not stop receiving leaked information: while the company has not made its existence official, even saying that they do not intend to announce a review of the hybrid this year, multiple insiders are revealing some technical details of the machine assuming not only that it exists , but it will be announced and even put on sale throughout 2021. This time it was the insider NaterDrake, which has already proven reliability in previous leaks, who has specified certain technical details that we did not know about the Switch Pro: according to this person, the new review of the Nintendo machine will have DLSS compatibility, the AI ​​image rescaling technology developed by Nvidia, and 4K “functionality”. Consequently, the laptop screen would also gain resolution to take advantage of this technical leap. A “significant upgrade” to...
    Big student loan debt is not a Harvard, Yale and Penn problem (Opinion) Here are the biggest takeaways from the first day of Merrick Garlands confirmation hearings The New York Rangers announced Monday afternoon that Artemi Panarin would be stepping away from the team for a brief period of time. © Provided by For The Win His decision to leave the team follows allegations published in a Russian newspaper that the forward assaulted a woman in a bar in 2011. In a statement, the Rangers expressed their full support of Panarin. “Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations in this fabricated story,” the Rangers said in a statement. “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 Artemi and will...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced his 2021 Local Jobs and Projects plan, which will invest over $518 million in infrastructure projects statewide. The plan includes $150 million in rebuilding efforts in Twin Cities in the areas damaged by civil undress in May and June. Walz says the projects included in the plan will maintain existing buildings, invest in communities and ensure that the state can leverage available federal funds. A large chunk of the plan, nearly half, will support asset preservation projects at state agencies and higher education institutions. READ MORE: Twins Submit Proposal To Walz To Bring Back 10,000 To Target Field By Opening Day “When Gwen and I bought our house in Mankato, we knew the importance of investing in upkeep over the years in order to avoid major repairs down the road. You fix your roof before it collapses. You repair...
    Keir Starmer Sir Keir Starmer has urged Boris Johnson not to bow to pressure from his own MPs calling for a faster lifting of restrictions, as he sought to exploit divisions on the Conservative benches. Offering his support for the Government’s “cautious” approach, the Labour leader told Mr Johnson he would have the votes he needed to pass new regulations needed to enact the roadmap if he continued to follow the advice of his scientific advisers. However, attempting to drive a wedge between the Government and lockdown sceptic backbenchers, Sir Keir pointed out that more than 60 Tory MPs had called for the end of all restrictions by the end of April. The Covid Recovery Group (CRG), led by former government chief whip Mark Harper and ex-Brexit minister Steve Baker, have called for hospitality venues to be reopened in time for Easter. In a letter sent to Mr...
    Victim Support, the British association for helping victims, reveals that owners are installing surveillance cameras in order to intimidate their neighbors and to monitor compliance with containment. In any case, this is what the Association notes in view of the increase in people who have undergone this kind of treatment that the police refer to it. “This is deliberately intimidating and makes the victim’s life very difficult. We have seen an increase in the number of people who feel watched over during this time. They cannot go out to a grocery store because of the frequency with which they go out. is measured“, explains the president of Victim Support, Rachel Almeida, daily The Telegraph. The association thus advances the figure of 28% more antisocial behavior during the current lockdown. This increase would be linked to the irritability and frustration generated by the pressure of being confined. The president...
    WASHINGTON (CBS SF / CNN) — President Joe Biden’s nominee for the nation’s top health position Xavier Becerra will stress his upbringing as a son of a Mexican immigrant, his father’s recent passing and his history expanding health care access during his time as a longtime congressman and California’s attorney general, in a pitch to senators at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, according to his prepared opening statement first obtained by CNN. “I am here because my parents Manuel and Maria Teresa — who had only their health and hope when they settled in Sacramento — were tireless believers in earning the American Dream,” Becerra plans to say in his opening statement. He would be the first Latino HHS secretary and served as the first Latino California attorney general. READ MORE: Milpitas Man Gets Prison For Conspiring To Ship 500 Pounds Of Marijuana To Kansas City “We lost my dad last year on...
    Support is surging for a Montgomery County family whose matriarch was airlifted and house destroyed in a devastating weekend fire. More than $49,800 had been raised as of Monday morning for the the Bannerman-Martins on a GoFundMe page following Sunday's blaze. Perkiomen firefighters arrived at the family's two-story home near King Road and Cranberry Boulevard around 2:20 p.m. Tracy was rescued from the second floor of the home and airlifted to Leigh Valley Ceder Crest Hospital. Two other family members, Will and Willie, escaped unharmed, GoFundMe founder Kelly Bottura Bernardyn said. "This fire has left the family devastated of memories and necessities," the GoFundMe reads. "This page is to help with any burdens such as clothes, shoes, food, and medical related expenses. All of the funding will go to Will and their daughter Ashley, currently residing in Philadelphia." The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Perkiomen Fire Company was assisted by the Limerick Fire...
    Forty-six percent of Trump voters said they would ditch the Republican Party to join the “Trump party” if the former president opted to create one, a Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll released this week found. The survey, taken February 15-19 among 1,000 Trump voters, found the former president continues to enjoy strong support among the GOP base following the conclusion of the Democrats’ second, failed impeachment trial. Forty-six percent of those surveyed indicated that they would “abandon the GOP and join the Trump party if the former president decided to create one.” Twenty-seven percent said no, and the remainder indicated that they remain unsure. According to USA Today, “half of those polled” said the GOP should “become ‘more loyal to Trump,’ even at the cost of losing support among establishment Republicans.” “We feel like Republicans don’t fight enough for us, and we all see Donald Trump fighting for us as hard as...
    Instagram is announcing that it’s adding resources for people affected by eating disorders to its social platform. If users search for hashtags or content that’s potentially related to disordered eating, the company will guide that user to resources or help lines provided by the National Eating Disorders Association (or NEDA) in the US, as well as others in the UK, Australia, and Canada. Instagram says that currently, it tries to blur out potentially triggering content in search results, and it does direct people to generalized crisis support, but it should now direct users to resources specifically designed around eating disorders. In its blog, Instagram also says that it plans to show the resources if someone is trying to share eating disorder-related content, or “if a friend is concerned about something they see posted and wants to offer support.” This update is similar to what TikTok announced earlier today. However,...
    By Joseph Wilson and Hernan Munoz | Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain — The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music and tweets praising terrorist violence and insulting the Spanish monarchy has set off a powder keg of pent-up rage this week in the southern European country. The arrest of Pablo Hasél has brought thousands to the streets for different reasons. Under the banner of freedom of expression, many Spaniards strongly object to putting an artist behind bars for his lyrics and social media remarks. They are clamoring for Spain’s left-wing government to fulfill its promise and roll back the Public Security Law passed by the previous conservative administration that was used to prosecute Hasél and other artists. Hasél’s imprisonment to serve a nine-month sentence on Tuesday has also tapped into a well of frustration among Spain’s youths, who have the highest unemployment rate in the European Union....
    People gather together to ask the McDonald’s corporation to raise workers wages to a $15 minimum wage as well as demanding the right to a union on May 23, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Joe Raedle | Getty Images President Joe Biden announced the “American Rescue Plan” in January, which includes raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Since the president’s announcement, there has been extensive debate surrounding the minimum wage increase, particularly from the business community. While much of the “American Rescue Plan” focuses on relief related to COVID-19, raising the minimum wage is long overdue and the pandemic has only exacerbated the need for a wage that can sustain American workers. In the past 25 years, the minimum wage has only increased $2.50—from $4.75 an hour to $7.25 an hour—and the last increase was in 2009. Furthermore, according to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Black employees make...
    Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland confirmed on Monday that he does not support defunding the police, but did note that he is in favor of giving more funds to alternative policing methods. Garland was asked about the growing “defund the police” slogan during the first day of his confirmation hearing, where he spoke in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Garland echoed President Joe Biden’s comments regarding defunding the police and said he does not support the initiative. “As you no doubt know President [Joe] Biden has said he does not support defunding the police, and neither do I,” Garland said after being asked about the idea by Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley. “We saw how difficult the lives of police officers were in the bodycam videos we saw when they were defending the Capitol. I do believe in – and President Biden believes in – giving resources to police...
    Im literally breaking inside: As COVID-19 leaves millions jobless and struggling, the mental health toll rises Christine Quinn confirms she’s not running for NYC mayor Star forward Artemi Panarin has taken a leave of absence from the New York Rangers, the team confirmed in a statement Monday. © Nick Homler/NY Rangers January 4, 2021: The New York Rangers 2021 season training camp takes place at the MSG Training Center in Tarrytown, NY. Pictured is Artemi Panarin. It was originally reported by the New York Post that Panarin's leave came in response to a "political hit piece" that was published in his native Russia alleging that the 29-year-old forward "beat up an 18-year-old girl" in 2011. Twpeople with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the USA TODAY NETWORK that Panarin believes these allegations are retribution for his outspoken opposition of Russian president Vladimir Putin. The people requested anonymity due to...
    Im literally breaking inside: As COVID-19 leaves millions jobless and struggling, the mental health toll rises Christine Quinn confirms she’s not running for NYC mayor LPGA Tour player Madelene Sagstrom is opening up to the larger public for the first time about being sexually abused as a child.  Sagstrom, 28, had shared it previously in Facebook posts and credits sharing her story with someone else as part of the reason she's had success in the past few years. Her story is a part of the LPGA's Drive On initiative and led the tour to begin conversations about resources in place for current and future players who have experienced similar things. The 2020 Gainbridge LPGA winner sat down for a video produced by the LPGA and wrote a first-person story to accompany it. Madelene Sagstrom’s story is hard to read, but important to hear. One in nine girls under...
    Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandGarland expected to become Biden's AG after high court hold up Merrick Garland vows to fight discrimination, domestic extremism as attorney general Read: Merrick Garland outlines priorities if confirmed as attorney general MORE, President BidenJoe BidenBiden to hold moment of silence for 500K COVID-19 deaths Publix offers employees who get COVID-19 vaccine a 5 store gift card Schumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick MORE’s pick for attorney general, repeatedly committed to addressing and combatting systemic racism and racial disparities within the country’s justice system during his confirmation hearing on Monday. Asked about the importance of a new voting rights bill that would restore the federal pre-clearance measure that was revoked by the Supreme Court in 2013, Garland espoused his support for a new formula for the oversight. “Voting is … the fulcrum of our democracy, so any legislation that will encourage...
    There are more and more proposals for wireless audio accessories that come from the same mobile phone manufacturers, and Xiaomi is one of those that has this repertoire. A repertoire that grows as the months go by and that now welcomes a new member, one with Bluetooth connectivity and neck support. The Chinese firm has presented its new My Neckband Bluetooth Earphones ProAn incredibly long name for a neck-strap wireless headset that also boasts much-sought-after features such as active noise cancellation or latency reduction, so important in gaming. This is the Xiaomi Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro The new Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones Pro incorporate this last surname, Pro, as they are now inserted into the ear instead of being in the outer pavilion. This allows Xiaomi to introduce the active noise cancellation, rather than another with an external microphone and an internal microphone. While the external one is responsible...
    President Biden’s pick to the lead the Justice Department, Merrick Garland, said Monday he does not support defunding the police despite calls from some liberals to do so. "President Biden has said he does not support defunding the police and neither do I," Garland said. He added: "I do believe and President Biden believes in giving resources to police departments to help them reform and gain the trust of their communities."  GARLAND SAYS DOJ WOULD ‘ADVANCE’ BIDEN’S PRO-GUN CONTROL POLICIES The question was asked of Garland by Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley. "In the midst of this mounting crime wave, there has been increasing calls by some activists, including members of the United States Congress,, to defund the police," Hawley said. Continuing, the senator said, "I have to tell you I think this sends exactly the wrong message to law enforcement who feel very much overburdened, underpaid, under siege … Tell...
    Rangers forward Artemi Panarin is taking time away from the team amid allegations that Panarin assaulted an 18-year-old woman in a bar in 2011. The allegations, which are being widely questioned and discredited given the original source, state that Panarin assaulted the woman in a Latvia bar and paid 40,000€ (about $48,651) to keep the situation covered up. The event is said to have happened after Panarin’s team lost a game. A supposedly frustrated Panarin is alleged to have beaten the woman and hurried off to his hotel room. The Rangers issued a statement in support of Panarin on Monday: The Rangers’ statement in its totality: 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...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden's nominee for the nation's top health position Xavier Becerra will stress his upbringing as a son of a Mexican immigrant, his father's recent passing and his history expanding health care access during his time as a longtime congressman and California's attorney general, in a pitch to senators at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, according to his prepared opening statement first obtained by CNN."I am here because my parents Manuel and Maria Teresa -- who had only their health and hope when they settled in Sacramento -- were tireless believers in earning the American Dream," Becerra plans to say in his opening statement. He would be the first Latino HHS secretary and served as the first Latino California attorney general."We lost my dad last year on New Year's Day. When the end came, my Dad knew we were there with him -- at his side, in our home....
    has teamed up with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to to people who are dealing with eating disorders. The platform is marking National Eating Disorders Awareness Week with features to encourage body inclusivity. Users who search for terms like “eating disorder,” “edrecovery” (eating disorder recovery) or “proana” (pro-anorexia) will see a link to support resources along with NEDA contact details. TikTok says it will offer advice that it developed alongside experts on eating disorders on “how to identify negative self-talk, think about one’s own positive attributes and strengths or support a friend who may be struggling.” NEDA also helped TikTok to create public service announcements. These will appear on pages for hashtags such as #whatieatinaday, #emotionaleatingtips, #bingerecovery and others that are aimed at bolstering awareness or fostering support for recovery and those who have been affected by eating disorders. Again, the PSAs include contact details for NEDA....
    Hockey star Atemi Panarin has taken a leave of absence following allegations of abuse. Panarin’s former KHL coach, Andrei Nazarov, claimed the player got into a physical altercation with an 18-year-old woman back in 2011, according to an article published Monday by ESPN. The allegations were originally published in a Russian newspaper. Nazarov claimed Panarin “sent [the woman] to the floor with several powerful blows,” according to a translation from ESPN. The hockey player denied the allegations in a statement from the Rangers. pic.twitter.com/VcOJ4BqMHm — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 22, 2021 “Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations in this fabricated story,” the Rangers said in the statement on social media. “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.” (RELATED: Muslim Hockey...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sent their support to a Texas women's shelter that suffered damage during the devastating recent winter storm. On Sunday, the Genesis Women's Shelter & Support in Dallas revealed on Twitter that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex provided aid through their charitable foundation Archewell. "Today the news of our damages reached Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!" the shelter wrote on Twitter. "Through their nonprofit, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility & helping us meet our immediate needs. THANK YOU, ARCHEWELL FOUNDATION!" "Today, we were notified that through the actions of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's nonprofit, Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan will make a donation to help us get back on our feet," said Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women's Shelter & Support in a statement obtained by Fox News. "Not only will this gift provide...
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) has urged residents to support Michigan businesses amid her ongoing lockdown orders, but her campaign sent a mailing printed in and sent from Wisconsin. The Detroit Free Press reported: The fundraising plea arrived at many Michigan households Tuesday with an envelope showing Whitmer at a construction site and the words: “Fixing the Damn Road Ahead — Together.” Whitmer campaigned in 2018 on a pledge to “fix the damn roads.” Markings on the envelope and the printed materials inside show the postage was paid by Advanced Mail, a marketing company in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and the materials were also printed in Wisconsin, at a union shop. A campaign spokesman claimed it was all just one big misunderstanding. “The Whitmer for Governor campaign has always worked closely with union- and Michigan-based printers, and will continue to do so in the future,” campaign spokesman Christopher Mills told the paper....
    Senator Mitt Romney voiced his opposition Monday to confirming Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget. “He believes it’s hard to return to comity and respect with a nominee who has issued a thousand mean tweets,” a spokesperson for Romney said to reporters. Romney is the third moderate senator to oppose Tanden’s nomination, as Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) also announced that they would vote against her confirmation. Tanden’s history of social media vitriol and activism against Republicans and leftist Democrats has won her few friends in the Senate. She even mocked Biden in 2015 when she was pushing for failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 Democrat presidential primary. Tanden attempted to apologize for her past statements, but the apology appears to have fallen flat. The White House said Monday it will continue to push for Tanden’s...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland plans to tell senators at his confirmation hearing Monday that he is committed to fighting discrimination in American life and extremist attacks against the government.   The 68-year-old Garland, currently a federal appellate court judge in Washington and a 2016 Supreme Court nominee whom Senate Republicans refused to consider in a presidential election year, is one of President Joe Biden’s most important Cabinet selections.   If confirmed by the Senate, Garland would head the Justice Department amid its ongoing investigation of hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump, many of them with anti-government views, who stormed into the U.S. Capitol last month to confront lawmakers as they were certifying that Biden defeated Trump in last November’s election.   In addition, Garland could oversee contentious racial disputes involving law enforcement abuses of minorities in criminal cases that has led to massive...
    CNN reporter Lauren Fox described the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate as “incredibly fragile” Monday and highlighted the “tension” between moderate and progressive Democrats in addressing legislation and executive nominations. In an appearance on “New Day,” Fox listened as host John Berman began the discussion by noting some of the moderate senators from both parties announcing their opposition to the nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Berman pointed out that the fact Tanden may not be confirmed “shows us that there’s no margin for error for President Biden in the U.S. Senate.” He then asked Fox what that meant for the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. (RELATED: ‘The Democratic Party Has Some Real Problems’: Former Congressman Lays Out GOP’s Opportunity To ‘Take Back The House’) “Well, this is an incredibly fragile majority that Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, has on...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko thanked President Vladimir Putin on Monday for the economic support his country received from Russia when he was facing mass protests last year. Russia provided Belarus with a $1.5 billion loan last September in a gesture of support for Lukashenko as protesters took to the streets across Belarus following an Aug. 9 election which opponents say was rigged. Lukashenko denies electoral fraud and has clung to power with the backing of the Kremlin, which said at the time that the money was to be put towards refinancing previous loans. "I am of course very grateful for the economic support that you provide to Belarus," Lukashenko told Putin during talks in the southern Russian city of Sochi. "I must inform you that this has not been in vain. The money has not been wasted." Russia's Kommersant newspaper quoted government sources this month as saying...
    WOUNDED Josh Kelly says the outpouring of support from his Sunderland home will help him bounce back from Saturday’s bloody loss. The 26-year-old was pulled out of his welterweight European title clash with champ David Avanesyan after six punishing rounds. 2Josh Kelly was beaten by David AvanesyanCredit: ©Dave Thompson/Route One Ltd 2David Avanesyan won in round sixCredit: ©Dave Thompson/Route One Ltd The father of two has now suffered a draw and a defeat in two of his last three fights and has probably lost out on a big-money clash with rapidly improving Conor Benn. But the Adam Booth-trained ace says he will bounce back with help from the Black Cats. He said: “The support I’ve received, not just before this fight but after, has blown me away. Some of the messages and phone calls have been so deep. “When setbacks happen in your life it shows who’s really there for...
    A missing Wyoming toddler, Athian Rivera, was found dead in a dumpster just hours after he was reported missing. Two-year-old  Athian Rivera was reported missing about 1 p.m. Friday. 2Athian Rivera was last seen on Desmet Drive wearing a short-sleeved shirt and black sweatpantsCredit: Cheyenne Police Department. Cheyenne Police said on a Facebook post that the boy was last seen on Desmet Drive wearing a short-sleeved shirt and black sweatpants. An investigation was launched for the missing child and according to Wyoming Tribune Eagle, police found the toddler shortly afterwards, in a dumpster on the same street.  According to Cheyenne PD Public Information Officer Alexandra Farkas, authorities used a reverse search on a 911 call to notify all residents within a half-mile radius from where the child was last seen. A number of agencies assisted police in the 'extensive search' for the boy. She added that the investigation is ongoing...
    New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the team after he was accused of beating an 18-year-old girl in Latvia in 2011. The allegations that surfaced in Russian media are being described as "politically motivated" as they come a month after Panarin voiced his support for highly influential Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny last month. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM He posted a picture of Navalny, his wife and their two children on Instagram with the caption "Freedom for Navalny." The New York Post noted that the allegation comes from his former Russian coach Andrei Nazarov, a Putin supporter who has publicly criticized Panarin for his anti-government talk. The Rangers released a statement on the issue Monday. LAFRENIÈRE SCORES 2ND OF SEASON, RANGERS BEAT CAPITALS 4-1 "Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations in this fabricated story. This is...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he is whipping votes for President Joe Biden’s nominee, Neera Tanden, to lead the Office of Management and Budget, despite pushback from senators. “I am working with President Biden to find the extra votes so she can be passed,” he told reporters during a news conference in New York on Sunday, mentioning Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who said last week he would not vote for Tanden. “I think she would be a very good OMB leader,” Schumer added. Tanden’s confirmation as director is in further jeopardy after Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) announced Monday she will vote against Tanden. “Neera Tanden has neither the experience nor the temperament to lead this critical agency,” Sen. Susan Collins said. Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden’s nomination on Twitter Monday morning: Neera Tanden=accomplished policy expert, would be 1st Asian American woman to lead OMB, has lived experience having...
    Chris Harrison, Matt James, and Ben Higgins on season 25 of "The Bachelor." Craig Sjodin via Getty Images "The Bachelor" franchise has come under fire for comments made by host Chris Harrison. Despite calling for more diversity on the show, Harrison defended a contestant's racist behavior. BIPOC contestants' castings now feel like damage control for a series that's prioritized whiteness.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The interview is excruciatingly awkward to watch. For nearly 13 minutes, "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison lectured Rachel Lindsay (the franchise's first Black Bachelorette, who's now a correspondent for "Extra") on cancel culture and the "woke police" — all because Lindsay raised some valid points about the allegations "Bachelor" contestant Rachael Kirkconnell is currently facing.  She's just one of the contestants on what was supposed to be a historic season for "The Bachelor," as Matt James is the franchise's first-ever Black star...
    Madison Summers February 22, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden’s nominee for leading the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Neera Tanden, will not have Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-Utah) support. Romney made it clear he will not vote to confirm Tanden for the position. His office said in a statement on Monday, “Senator Romney has been critical of extreme rhetoric from prior nominees, and this is consistent with that position. He believes it’s hard to return to comity and respect with a nominee who has issued a thousand mean tweets,” according to The Hill. Tanden’s confirmation appears to be endangered. The statement from Romney’s office comes shortly after Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) made known Monday she will not support confirming Tanden. “Neera Tanden has neither the experience nor the temperament to lead this critical agency. Her past actions have demonstrated exactly the kind of animosity that President Biden has...
    Samsung has launched support for electrocardiogram (EKG) readings and blood pressure monitoring on its Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3 devices, according to SamMobile. The feature comes courtesy of the Samsung Health Monitor app, which is now available to download from the company’s app store in 31 additional countries. Prior to today, the features were restricted to owners of one of those two devices in South Korea and the US only. Samsung first announced last month it would be adding the features to its latest Galaxy Watch devices through software updates, considering both smartwatches have the requisite sensors used for measuring heart rate and blood pressure and performing an EKG. Image: Samsung Now, users in 31 more countries — mostly in Europe — should have access after Samsung was given the CE marking clearance for its Samsung...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko for talks on Monday, amid media reports suggesting that the leader of Belarus was coming to Russia to secure another loan. The Kremlin extended both economical and political support to Lukashenko after his disputed re-election in August triggered the largest and the most sustained wave of mass protests in Belarus' history. In September, Putin said Moscow would provide a $1.5 billion loan to its ex-Soviet neighbor. Earlier this month, the Kommersant newspaper cited government sources saying that another loan, this time of over $3 billion, would be discussed during Lukashenko's visit to Russia. The Belarusian leader denied the reports last week and said he was “not going there to ask for anything.” The two leaders met in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi. In brief remarks before the start of their talks, they highlighted the close economic...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko for talks on Monday, amid media reports suggesting that the leader of Belarus was coming to Russia to secure another loan. The Kremlin extended both economical and political support to Lukashenko after his disputed re-election in August triggered the largest and the most sustained wave of mass protests in Belarus’ history. In September, Putin said Moscow would provide a $1.5 billion loan to its ex-Soviet neighbor. Earlier this month, the Kommersant newspaper cited government sources saying that another loan, this time of over $3 billion, would be discussed during Lukashenko’s visit to Russia. The Belarusian leader denied the reports last week and said he was “not going there to ask for anything.” The two leaders met in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi. In brief remarks before the start of their talks, they highlighted the close economic...
    Republicans are rejecting the idea that they will be harmed in midterm elections next year for voting against President Joe Bidens $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, despite its popularity with the public, The Hill reported on Monday. “I don’t see any risk to Republicans at all opposing this, especially as it relates to the 2022 election,” said GOP strategist Ford OConnell. Democrats are hoping their relief package will be signed into law soon, with the House expected to vote on the bill this week. House Republican leadership says it is opposed to the relief package, becasuse it isn’t targeted and includes Democrat priorities that have nothing to do with the pandemic, particularly aid to state and local governments, as well as a provision to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15. The White House, pointing to polls showing support for the relief package,is warning that Republicans who oppose the vote are going against...
    Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyIs Nikki Haley morphing into a presidency-losing Mitt Romney? Lee after Romney's impeachment vote: There's enough room in GOP 'for both of us' Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors MORE (R-Utah) will oppose Neera TandenNeera TandenSchumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick Everybody wants Joe Manchin Biden won't pull Tanden nomination, says she'll get the votes MORE's nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), underscoring the dwindling number of potential GOP supporters for her confirmation. “Senator Romney has been critical of extreme rhetoric from prior nominees, and this is consistent with that position. He believes it’s hard to return to comity and respect with a nominee who has issued a thousand mean tweets," Romney's office said in a statement, confirming his opposition. Tanden's nomination appears to be in limbo, even as two committees are expected to hold a...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland plans to tell senators at his confirmation hearing Monday that he is committed to fighting discrimination in American life and extremist attacks against the government.   The 68-year-old Garland, currently a federal appellate court judge in Washington and a 2016 Supreme Court nominee whom Senate Republicans refused to consider in a presidential election year, is one of President Joe Biden’s most important Cabinet selections.   If confirmed by the Senate, Garland would head the Justice Department amid its ongoing investigation of hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump, many of them with anti-government views, who stormed into the U.S. Capitol last month to confront lawmakers as they were certifying that Biden defeated Trump in last November’s election.   In addition, Garland could oversee contentious racial disputes involving law enforcement abuses of minorities in criminal cases that has led to massive...
    Created in 1986 in the north of France, Réseau Entreprendre aims to create very small businesses, SMEs and mid-sized companies in the regions. Each year, the association designates entrepreneurs with job creation potential who will benefit from monitoring by volunteer business leaders. They provide them with advice and expertise throughout the stages of creation, takeover or growth of their company. In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, more than 120 volunteers support these entrepreneurs. And Réseau Entreprendre Aquitaine has just unveiled the 12 winning projects led by 19 entrepreneurs from its 2020 class who will benefit from individual support, local, national and international networking, as well as financing by loan from honor. All for two years. Among the awarded entrepreneurs, four are women against only one last year, which demonstrates an evolution of female entrepreneurship in the region. Four business leaders have also obtained the “Impact + positive impact company”, awarded to companies deemed...
    Having his belongings stolen was not the only surprise Deion Sanders got during his coaching debut at Jackson State. The other one was far more welcome, though. Former Cowboys teammate Troy Aikman came to Mississippi to support Sanders as his former teammate rolled to a 53-0 win over Edward Waters College. “My man @troyaikman showed up to Veterans Memorial Stadium to watch some @gojsutigersfb today and brought me to tears that he would come to support me and my dream after a difficult week regarding weather in Texas & Mississippi. #TheeiloveJsu,” Sanders wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of the two on the field. Sanders’ postgame press conference included a frustrated rant. “I’m pissed off right now,” Sanders said. “While the game was going on, somebody came in and stole every darn thing I had in [the coach’s office].” There was some confusion that followed, as the school quickly put out a statement claiming...
    White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiSunday shows - COVID-19 dominates as grim milestone approaches Psaki sidesteps questions on Cuomo's leadership during pandemic Sunday shows preview: CDC school reopening guidance stirs debate; Texas battles winter freeze MORE on Monday expressed support for President BidenJoe BidenBiden to hold moment of silence for 500K COVID-19 deaths Publix offers employees who get COVID-19 vaccine a 5 store gift card Schumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick MORE's embattled Office of Management and Budget (OMB) nominee Neera TandenNeera TandenSchumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick Everybody wants Joe Manchin Biden won't pull Tanden nomination, says she'll get the votes MORE  after a key GOP swing vote indicated that she would vote against Tanden's confirmation. Psaki tweeted Monday morning that Tanden was an "accomplished policy expert" who would be the first Asian-American woman to lead...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have surprised a women's shelter in Texas, after last week's deadly winter storm left millions across the state without power or water amid historic low temperatures.  Genesis Women's Shelter & Support in Dallas suffered large-scale damage to their transitional housing facility Annie's House, as well as their school and offices last week. On Sunday, the shelter sent an emotional thank you to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their support through their non-profit, Archewell Foundation.   "Today, we learned that the news of the damages we incurred from Winter Storm Uri reached Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!" the shelter said in a statement Sunday. "Through their nonprofit, Archewell Foundation, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility and also helping us meet our immediate needs."  Today, the news of our damages reached Prince Harry...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Like millions of homes and businesses across Texas, power outages during the winter storm impacted those working at and seeking help from the Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas… then help came from royalty. While the Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have confirmed they won’t return as working royals through their nonprofit Archewell Foundation they stepped in to hep the shelter. READ MORE: Police In North Texas Drop Charges After Black Teen Jailed For Walking In Street During Snowstorm The Genesis Shelter said the foundation is supporting them by replacing the roof at their transitional housing apartment complex and helping meet their immediate needs. Today, the news of our damages reached Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Through their nonprofit, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility & helping us meet our immediate...
    TikTok is announcing today that it’s taking a couple small steps to try and help people who are affected by eating disorders. To do this, it’s partnering with the National Eating Disorder Association (or NEDA) to have an eating disorder awareness week, and implementing two new features that aim to provide resources and support to those who need it. If a user searches TikTok for terms like “proana” (short for “pro-anorexia”), or “eating disorder,” the app will now show support resources, along with NEDA’s phone number. Currently, searching the terms only shows the support number, but the new interface will also provide users with advice on how to deal with an eating disorder. Instead of just allowing the user to contact NEDA, the pages will also contain a link to resources.Image: TikTok The tips aim to...
    The ninth annual Wings Over North Georgia “Drive-In” Air Show presented by JLC AirShow Management will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Super Hornet  and U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthog military demo teams. The annual airshow will take place this fall at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA on October 30-31. The Blue Angels will be performing for the first time in Georgia flying their new Blue & Gold F/A-18 Super Hornets. The Blue Angels will also debut their new USMC C-130J transport demo commonly known as “Fat Albert”. The Blue Angels are internationally known for their hard charging demonstration of precision formation and close proximity flying, pushing the new Super Hornets to their limits. Performances are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday show days. The USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II demonstration is one of the most unique and powerful performances in the air show industry.  The aircraft offers a number of capabilities...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With opioid overdoses setting records in 2020, an effort is underway to install boxes in public that would make a frequently used rescue medication available in case of emergency. A group called Wisconsin Voices for Recovery is working with Milwaukee-based pharmacy Serve You Rx to install naloxone boxes around the state. The drug, more commonly known as Narcan, can be administered without a prescription. Wisconsin Public Radio reports the effort comes as more than 81,000 people died of opioid overdoses last year, including more than 500 in Milwaukee County. Dr. Alison Miller of UW Health said giving naloxone is easy and patients usually revive within minutes. She said the naloxone boxes should be seen as similar to the automated external defibrillators in so many public places. The defibrillators can shock a stopped heart back to life. Each box will contain naloxone nasal spray, instructions on how...
    The Republican Party could get a lot smaller if former President Donald Trump decides to create his own third party. More than half, 53.5%, of Trump supporters responded in a recent USA Today/Suffolk Poll that they feel more loyalty to the former commander in chief than they do to the party he led for four years. Only a third of the 1,000 respondents said their loyalty is to the party as opposed to Trump himself. Following the end of the former president’s term, which unceremoniously ended with Trump’s second impeachment in the House and acquittal in the Senate, there was speculation that Trump could form his own party. If he did that, 46% of respondents said they’d support Trump's party over the GOP. TRUMP 'WON'T SAY YET' WHETHER HE'LL RUN IN 2024 Conversely, slightly more than a quarter of those surveyed said they would stick with the Republican...
    Target products with eye-popping prices UFC 259 free fight: Israel Adesanya dominates Paulo Costa to retain middleweight title © Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are lending their support to an organization in need! Following the devastation of winter storm Uri in Texas, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reached out to the Genesis Women's Shelter in Dallas, Texas, through their non-profit foundation, Archewell.  "Today, the news of our damages reached Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex!" the Genesis Women's Shelter shared on Twitter. "Through their nonprofit, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility & helping us meet our immediate needs. THANK YOU, ARCHEWELL FOUNDATION!" Today, the news of our damages reached Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Through their nonprofit, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our...
    Since the Mossos d’Esquadra detained Pablo Hasél at the University of Lleida on February 16, the demonstrations have been happening day after day in different parts of the Spanish geography. Precisely, this is one of the issues that were being discussed in ‘The Ana Rosa program’, when the presenter decided to give her opinion and criticize the riots without hesitation: « They attack our way of life ». Ana Rosa Quintana and Mayka Navarro The city of Barcelona has seen its streets fill with protests that end in assaults on bank branches, shops, attacks on police stations and even significant damage to street furniture, according to Mayka Navarro. While the reporter was narrating these events, the indignation gradually took hold of Ana Rosa Quintana: « These guys don’t break windows, they take things!« , sentence before calling them » chorizos « . « As we see, this is a demonstration for freedom of expression, but They...
    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Bills to help North Dakota's coal industry are getting some traction as the state's Legislature nears its halfway break. The Minot Daily News reports the current session has had more than its usual number of energy-related bills, particularly those aimed at coal. The newspaper reports that Great River Energy's plans to close its Coal Creek generating station near Washburn next year has raised alarms for the coal industry. The bills range from tax holidays to providing more research money to support coal. Sen. Jessica Bell, a Republican from Beulah, has introduced several energy bills. One would appropriate $40 million for a fund aimed at moving carbon capture technology from testing toward commercial use. Scott Skokos, executive director of Dakota Resource Council, a group that supports sustainable use of natural resources, said his organization doesn't oppose clean coal technologies being proposed but questions their feasibility and whether...
    By JOSEPH WILSON and HERNÁN MUÑOZ, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music praising terrorist violence and insulting the Spanish monarchy has set off a powder keg of pent-up rage this week in the southern European country. The arrest of Pablo Hasél has brought thousands to the streets for different reasons. Under the banner of freedom of expression, many Spaniards strongly object to putting an artist behind bars for his lyrics and tweets. They are clamoring for Spain’s left-wing government to fulfil its promise and roll back the Public Security Law passed by the previous conservative administration that was used to prosecute Hasél and other artists. Hasél’s imprisonment to serve a nine-month sentence on Tuesday has also tapped into a well of frustration among Spain’s youths, who have the highest unemployment rate in the European Union. Four in every 10 eligible workers...
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Susan Collins will vote against the nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget, dealing another blow to her chances of being confirmed after Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced his opposition last week.Collins, a moderate from Maine, was seen as a potential Republican vote following Manchin's decision not to support Tanden. Democrats hold the Senate by a 50-50 margin, and Manchin's announcement was seen as devastating for her chances.She cited Tanden's past criticisms of her Senate colleagues on social media for her decision and said the OMB nominee does not have the "experience nor the temperament" to lead the office. "Congress has to be able to trust the OMB director to make countless decisions in an impartial manner, carrying out the letter of the law and congressional intent," Collins said in a statement Monday. "Neera Tanden has neither the experience...
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music praising terrorist violence and insulting the Spanish monarchy has set off a powder keg of pent-up rage this week in the southern European country. The arrest of Pablo Hasél has brought thousands to the streets for different reasons. Under the banner of freedom of expression, many Spaniards strongly object to putting an artist behind bars for his lyrics and tweets. They are clamoring for Spain’s left-wing government to fulfil its promise and roll back the Public Security Law passed by the previous conservative administration that was used to prosecute Hasél and other artists. Hasél’s imprisonment to serve a nine-month sentence on Tuesday has also tapped into a well of frustration among Spain’s youths, who have the highest unemployment rate in the European Union. Four in every 10 eligible workers under 25 years old...
    It is now available Kodi 19, the new major version of the popular open source multimedia center that in its latest iterations has opted for a slow development model with a release every two years in which, in general, it usually presents important changes in form and substance. Thus, while Kodi 17 focused on updating the interface, which it lacked, Kodi 18 did so by expanding the suite’s capabilities in terms of content. And Kodi 19? Codenamed ‘Matrix’, this new version of the multimedia center brings improvements on all fronts, but especially in content playback. As explained in the official announcement, Kodi 19 has given a good review of the music collection and player, which now greatly improves the handling of track metadata (labels, dates, views, duration, multiple albums, etc.), as well as a new view inspired by the code name of this version. It also improves integration with...
    (CNN)Throughout Olivia Thompson's 12-hour shift as a cardiac and Covid-19 nurse in Chandler, Arizona, she closely monitors the oxygen levels of several patients at a time and works with other medical specialists to heal them. For some, no amount of care Thompson gives prevents them from being transferred to the Intensive Care Unit. "There were times where I was dreading going to work because of the unknown," Thompson said. "Am I going to be a good nurse for my patients? Am I going to make a mistake?"Thompson graduated from Arizona State University in May 2020 and became a registered nurse in July 2020. She is now one of many Black nurses working on the frontlines of the pandemic in the United States. Olivia Thompson and Trilby Barnes are two nurses working through the stresses the pandemic while trying to take care of their mental health.Nurses are often the first medical...
    LOUISE Redknapp thanked fans for their support after revealing she's had suicidal thoughts since her split from Jamie Redknapp. The star, 46, said she feared being judged after admitting she had contemplated "stepping in front of a bus" amid her marital woes. 5Louise Redknapp has thanked fans for their support after revealing she considered suicide following her divorce But Louise, 46, said she had been inundated with warm messages from her followers after sharing her mental health battle, which she documents in her new autobiography You've Got This. The singer wrote on Instagram: "I wanted to touch base and thank you all, for all the messages I’ve received today. "'You’ve Got This’ is by no means a tell all autobiography, But I do talk about many different aspects of my life - some good, some bad and other lessons I have learnt along the way. "I really do hope this...