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    Controversies, delays and shattering announcements: the past year under the sign of Covid-19 has been very eventful for Sanofi and its vaccine candidates. A look back at twelve hectic months for the laboratory. Two vaccines The pharmaceutical group, which made a turnover of 36 billion euros last year, quickly positioned itself on a potential vaccine. On February 18, 2020, he announced a collaboration with “Barda”, an American research and development agency, in order to develop a vaccine using proven recombinant DNA technology. Sanofi announced two months later that it would use an adjuvant from the British GSK, another giant in the sector, to do this. Their potential vaccine should initially enter human clinical trials in the second half of 2020 and, if successful, be available in the second half of 2021, they predict then, with the goal of producing one billion doses per year. In addition, Sanofi has been...
    Celebrities whove been diagnosed with cancer The worst money mistakes a person can make From a historic coronavirus postponement, to a sexism row prompting its top organiser to resign, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have faced many hurdles. © CHARLY TRIBALLEAU The Tokyo Games have had a rocky ride, and there's still no guarantee they will go ahead As the pandemic rages, with just over five months until the Games begin, it's still uncertain what this summer's event will look like -- if it happens at all. Here, AFP chronicles Tokyo's Olympic journey: - 2013: Tears of joy - News presenters shed tears and crowds erupt in delight in September as the International Olympic Committee names Tokyo host of the 2020 Games. Thoughts turn to the victims of Japan's devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, with the Olympics seen by some as a chance to rebuild. - 2015-16: New stadium, new...
    More On: new york giants Buccaneers’ Jason Pierre-Paul focused on a second Super Bowl ring Giants great makes Tom Brady claim you didn’t see coming Ex-Giants still marvel at ‘freak’ JPP Giants star provides update on rehab from knee surgery Joe Judge is zeroing in on a key addition to his coaching staff, as he has offered the offensive line job to Rob Sale, someone Judge worked with during their time together under Nick Saban at Alabama, and a hiring is expected. Sale, 41, was most recently the offensive coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette. This will be the first NFL experience for Sale. The position of offensive line coach was a turbulent one for Judge in his first year as a head coach at any level. He hired Marc Colombo, who had worked with and came highly recommended by Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett when the two were with the Cowboys. It turned out...
    By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, AP Political Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — California may become the next testing ground for the nation’s roiled, unpredictable politics as an effort to give voters a chance to fire Gov. Gavin Newsom moves closer to reality. Not long ago, the notion that liberal favorite Newsom could be ousted by voters in the heavily Democratic state who elected him in a landslide two years ago would have appeared farcical. But the slippery politics of the pandemic and a tangle of confounding decisions on vaccines and reopening businesses and schools have conspired to make the first-term Democrat look vulnerable. Newsom’s popularity is tumbling and a proposed recall election appears on track to qualify for the ballot. A recall in the nation’s most populous state would become a marquee contest with national implications, watched closely as a barometer of the public mood heading toward the 2022 elections, when...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California may become the next testing ground for the nation’s roiled, unpredictable politics as an effort to give voters a chance to fire Gov. Gavin Newsom moves closer to reality. Not long ago, the notion that liberal favorite Newsom could be ousted by voters in the heavily Democratic state who elected him in a landslide two years ago would have appeared farcical. But the slippery politics of the pandemic and a tangle of confounding decisions on vaccines and reopening businesses and schools have conspired to make the first-term Democrat look vulnerable. Newsom’s popularity is tumbling and a proposed recall election appears on track to qualify for the ballot. A recall in the nation’s most populous state would become a marquee contest with national implications, watched closely as a barometer of the public mood heading toward the 2022 elections, when a closely divided Congress again...
    A United Parcel Service worker delivers packages in New York City.Stephanie Keith | Getty Images Volatility has made its way back to Wall Street. Over the last few weeks, the trading mania related to GameStop and AMC Entertainment has hogged headlines, after a group of retail investors banded together to bid up the share prices of these heavily shorted names, triggering the most extreme short squeeze witnessed in the last 25 years, according to Goldman Sachs.   "The passions being aroused by these events are also causing significant concerns about the wider implications about other areas of the market that might be overleveraged," chief market analyst at CMC Markets U.K., Michael Hewson, noted. In these uncertain and volatile times, one approach to finding compelling investment opportunities is to follow the activity of the experts with a proven track record. TipRanks analyst forecasting service tracks financial analysts' ratings to find the...
    Tracy* kept it together when her mom died in mid-March in New York. She kept it together when she came back from the funeral on an Amtrak rather than an airplane because there were no flights operating to get her home.  It wasn’t until she went back to her job as a flight attendant and saw out of the galley window row upon row of airplanes stacked nose to tail with cloth covers over their engines and sensors.  Tracy has been flying for over 16 years. She worked during the Great Recession, when passenger traffic fell by 10 percent and forced several airlines to declare bankruptcy. She worked during the years of nightmarish tarmac delays prior to 2010, when airlines weren’t required to taxi back to the gate to let passengers off even after delays of three or more hours. And she worked during the SARS epidemic...
    The New York Rangers overcome a turbulent weekend to defeat the Pens By: Jim Bay February 1, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditYou could have understood if the New York Rangers were distracted by the previous 48 hours. But instead, they set the distractions aside and defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 3-1. The win came after a tough weekend following the altercation between Tony DeAngelo and Alexandar Georgiev after the Ranger’s overtime loss last Saturday night. Before the game, general manager Jeff Gorton told the media via a Zoom Conference that DeAngelo has played his final game for the New York Rangers despite going unclaimed on waivers. The decision came after a warning from the organization about his behavior and the “incident” he was involved in. In addition to not having DeAngelo, the Rangers were also without Colin Blackwell, who will miss 7-10...
    New York (CNN Business)Stock futures dropped Sunday after a week that saw volatile markets due to the recent GameStop situation.Dow futures were down 252 points, or 0.8%. S&P 500 futures were down 1%, while Nasdaq futures were down 1.2%.US stocks finished a turbulent week sharply lower on Friday. The Dow and the S&P 500 recorded their first monthly losses since October. For the week, the two indexes, as well as the Nasdaq Composite, also logged losses.The Dow (INDU) closed 2%, or 622 points, lower, while the S&P (INX) ended the day down 1.9%. The Nasdaq (COMP) fell 2%.The volatile week came on the heels of a whole bunch of trends: Analysts fear the massive short-squeeze in GameStop and other Reddit favorites are beginning to curtail liquidity in other parts of the market as investors unwind positions. On top of that, earnings season is in full swing and investors are taking...
    There was a time when the relationship between Prince Charles and his elder son worried courtiers. As a youngster, a hot-headed William would often challenge his 'Pa'. For instance, his anger about the illegal wildlife trade led him to urge that the Royal Collection should get rid of its 1,200 items of ivory.  He believed that if they were destroyed, it would set a great public example in the fight against elephant poaching. Charles understood his son's idealism but resisted, convinced that the Royal Family's extensive collection of artefacts – such as an ivory throne which belonged to Queen Victoria – is an indelible part of its history. Charles and William have come together following the fallout from Prince Andrew's Newsnight interview and Harry and Meghan's decision to quit The Firm RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Middletons will have 'bigger influence' on Kate Middleton......
    Your kid might not return to a classroom this year. Are teachers unions to blame? Win the Our Place Always Pan and more in the Underscored Faves Giveaway Stock-market gains evaporate as Dow briefly skids over 300 points in turbulent trade © Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images MARKET SNAPSHOT Load Error Stock-market benchmarks were pulling back at Monday midday, led by losses in the blue-chip Dow as investors worried that speculative buying could drive equity valuations to a breaking point. Stocks ended mostly lower Friday but logged weekly gains, with the Dow rising 1.6% and the S&P 500 advancing 1.9%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite ended Friday at an all-time high leaving it with a weekly rise of 4.2%. Stocks crumbled to start of the week, with early gains in tech shares evaporating in late morning action, amid concerns that valuations across Wall Street increasingly have become stretched. Investors say...
    With I Love Lucy, she became the biggest star in television history with a sitcom in which she and her real-life husband, Cuban band leader Desi Arnaz, played out a happy if chaotic marriage to a hooked audience of tens of millions From her dyed orange hair to her image as America's most adorable housewife, nothing was ever what it seemed with Lucille Ball. With I Love Lucy, she became the biggest star in television history with a sitcom in which she and her real-life husband, Cuban band leader Desi Arnaz, played out a happy if chaotic marriage to a hooked audience of tens of millions.  But off camera they were rarely not at each other's throats or — in his case — in someone else's bed. Arnaz was the type of philanderer who once expressed shock that his wife should be upset — they were hookers, he said,...
    Woman accused of helping steal Pelosi laptop, plotting sale to Russia, freed from jail S.African minister and Ramaphosa ally dies of Covid Here are the best market calls and some dark horse stocks of a turbulent 2020 © Spencer Platt/Getty Images THE TELL Load Error Against many odds, the stock market not only survived a pandemic, but thrived in 2020, making it a tough year to navigate for investors. The S&P 500 closed out the year with a 16% gain, despite more than 80 million COVID-19 infections by the end of 2020 — that number is currently at 95 million — and 1.8 million dead from the disease — global deaths are now over 2 million — and economies upended. But several strategists and fund managers who MarketWatch spoke to or whose advice we flagged last year via our Need to Know column, made some...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Atlanta called Monday for a renewed dedication to nonviolence following a turbulent year in which a deadly pandemic, protests over systemic racism and a divisive election capped by an attack on the U.S. Capitol strained Americans’ capacity for civility. “This King holiday has not only come at a time of great peril and physical violence, it has also come during a time of violence in our speech — what we say and how we say it,” said the Rev. Bernice King, the slain civil rights leader’s daughter. “It is frankly out of control and we are causing too much harm to one another.” The coronavirus pandemic forced the annual King Day service at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church online during the 35th celebration of his birthday as a national holiday. His family was among a sparse group...
    TANNED, slim and riding a jet ski, Simon Cowell looked like a superhero as he holidayed in Barbados last week. He certainly didn’t look like someone who, just four months ago, broke his back and underwent major surgery. 19Simon Cowell looked in great spirits as he enjoyed a jet ski break on holidayCredit: BackGrid 19Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman have been on holiday in Barbados, just months after Simon broke his backCredit: BackGrid Sheer determination has got the dad-of-one through his gruelling rehabilitation, and as with every superhero, the support of a loyal sidekick. While Simon, 61, enjoyed the water on their family holiday, his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 43, relaxed on a boat, looking radiant in a black bikini. Such has been her unwavering nurturing, it’s thought Simon may even ask her to marry him. One source told Mail Online recently: “The fall was of life-changing seriousness. Some in...
    (CNN)The fateful moment when the House of Representatives on Wednesday impeaches President Donald Trump for a second time will rank among the defining moments of America's story long after the citizens enduring these harrowing, tragic days are gone.A cascade of bewildering episodes -- starting with Trump's refusal to accept his election defeat and encompassing his incitement of a mob assault on Congress -- has shattered long-held assumptions of the unassailability of government by the people, for the people. Save for the fracturing of the union before the Civil War, this country's system of political checks and balances has never before been under the kind of strain imposed by an autocratic President desperate to cling to power.A sense of unfolding history is magnified by growing evidence that America is fighting for democracy itself in a struggle that will endure after Trump leaves office next week at the latest. New warnings of...
    SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — A massive swell, kicked up by storms out in the Pacific Ocean, capsized several small sailboats ‘like dominoes’ at the mouth of the Santa Cruz Harbor Sunday afternoon, forcing marine rescue units and local surfers to pull 12 children who were taking part in a sail school from the turbulent, frigid waters. Despite a high surf warning of waves ranging as high as 25 feet or more along the coast, a sail school was in session at the mouth of the harbor when the large wave struck. “Sail school was coming in and the white water just tumbled them and they were just like dominoes flying through the water,” said Anna Ritter, who watched the boats capsize and called 911 for help. “And five little kids were saved by some great surfers.” Santa Cruz County Fire Battalion Chief Daniel Kline said the calls reporting...
    Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Four influential leaders — Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, Richard DeVore, PNC Regional President for Detroit and Southeast Michigan, Joseph J. Richardson Jr., President/CEO of AAA:The Auto Club Group and Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan at MEDC — appear on CBS 62’s Michigan Matters this Sunday (at its new time — 7:30 am) to talk about what ahead in 2021. Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain, with Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, President of Oakland University Dr. Pescovitz, who appeared with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain, talked about her welcome back greeting to OU students this week and how she adjusted it last minute to include comments about the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by insurgents inspired by outgoing President Donald Trump. Pescovitz, also a medical doctor, talked about the pandemic and how her university is adjusting and how the vaccine for the virus would...
    More On: DC Protests 2021 NYC man who breached US Capitol is identified McEnany: Capitol siege ‘opposite of everything administration stands for’ American Airlines bans alcohol on DC flights after Capitol siege Biden selects Merrick Garland for attorney general Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund announced his resignation Thursday, one day after cops were overwhelmed by protesters who breached the US Capitol building. Sund will step down on Jan. 16, according to a report by NBC News. Capitol police came under fire after they appeared unprepared by a throng of supporters of President Trump who stormed the building, causing widespread damage and forcing the nation’s capital into a lockdown. One protester, Air Force vet Ashli Babbitt, was shot and killed by police during the unrest. Filed under DC Protests 2021 ,  police ,  protests ,  resignations ,  washington dc ,  1/7/21
    By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Between the specter of Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and a new leadership team facing a budget battle, the European Union looked set to remember 2020 as an “annus horribilis.” Instead, a last-minute trade deal with the United Kingdom coupled with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the final days of the year produced a sense of success for the 27-nation bloc and brought glimmers of hope to the EU's 450 million residents. After months of chaotic negotiations, the EU also will head into 2021 with both a long-term budget and a coronavirus recovery fund worth 1.83 trillion euros ($2.3 trillion) that could help the EU's member nations bounce back from Europe's most brutal economic crisis since World War II. “The European Union managed to do what was necessary," Fabian Zuleeg, chief executive of the European Policy Centre, an independent think tank, said....
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Between the specter of Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and a new leadership team facing a budget battle, the European Union looked set to remember 2020 as an “annus horribilis.” Instead, a last-minute trade deal with the United Kingdom coupled with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the final days of the year produced a sense of success for the 27-nation bloc and brought glimmers of hope to the EU’s 450 million residents. After months of chaotic negotiations, the EU also will head into 2021 with both a long-term budget and a coronavirus recovery fund worth 1.83 trillion euros ($2.3 trillion) that could help the EU’s member nations bounce back from Europe’s most brutal economic crisis since World War II. “The European Union managed to do what was necessary,” Fabian Zuleeg, chief executive of the European Policy Centre, an independent think tank, said. “In the end, the European...
    Domestic terrorism exploded in 2020. Heres what the Biden administration must do. Coronavirus live updates: Fauci says US must assume its going to get worse in January; stimulus checks delayed to next week? What to Watch on Tuesday: A Teacher finale brings FXs turbulent tale to a close We know TV has a lot to offer, be it network, cable, premium channels, or streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Facebook Watch, and others. So EW is here to help, guiding you every single day to the things that should be on your radar. Check out our recommendations below, and click here to learn how you can stream our picks via your own voice-controlled smart-speaker (Alexa, Google Home) or podcast app (Spotify, iTunes, Google Play). © Provided by Entertainment Weekly What to Watch Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad A Teacher ©...
    The Washington Football Team cut ties with Dwayne Haskins on Monday afternoon, a mere 20 months after taking Haskins in the first round out of Ohio State. The release comes less than 24 hours after Haskins struggled and was benched for Washington in a Week 16 loss to the Panthers. In the past week, Haskins was involved with reported maskless attendance at a strip club, a $40K fine, being stripped of his WFT captaincy, being benched and now finally being released. Haskins officially goes on waivers following the Monday transaction. In a statement, Washington coach Ron Rivera said, “This afternoon I met with Dwayne and informed him that we would be releasing him. I told him that I believe it benefits both parties that we go our separate ways.” Here’s more about what transpired with Haskins that led to his release. MORE: Dwayne Haskins’ benching caps brutal week Why...
    Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discusses the dizzying issues that arose this year including the pandemic, economic fallout, and a heated election on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.” Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain, with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer The state’s 49th governor talks with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain and discusses a turbulent time in a year-end conversation (Michigan Matters airs at its new time 7:30 a.m. Sunday). Whitmer, co-chair of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, discusses the pandemic’s impact on it She also talks about the plight of businesses including restaurants which have been so hard hit by state ordered closures and restrictions. She discusses the Covid-19 vaccine manufactured in Michigan and her frustration with the White House on its lack of a distribution plan. She was asked about “fixing the damn roads” and how the pandemic impacted it, and what about the road ahead for repairs in 2021. Watch MICHIGAN MATTERS at...
    By JONATHAN ELLIS, Sioux Falls Argus Leader SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As he addressed his employees and guests one day this month, Sanford Health’s new president and CEO Bill Gassen said he hoped the vaccines that were about to be administered to his first employees would help the world turn a corner on the coronavirus pandemic. It was also a chance for Sanford to turn the corner on a tumultuous month. Sanford’s vaccination ceremony was typical pomp and circumstance for an organization that has loomed large in Sioux Falls and South Dakota. An organization that has thrown lavish parties, hosted famous musicians and planted new buildings around the city over the last decade. A heavyweight in the city’s business community, Sanford has also been a generous source of philanthropy to the region’s nonprofits and universities. But even the Sanford’s of the world can have a bad run. And the...
    The Queen donned the Courtauld Thomson Scallop-Shell Brooch which belonged to the Queen Mother while a framed photograph of Prince Philip could be seen placed on her desk during her annual Christmas broadcast at Windsor Castle.   The monarch, 94, opted for the Mother’s Shell Brooch, which, as the name suggests, takes the shape of a shell made of rows of diamonds and singular pearl, while several strings of diamonds in varying lengths dangle underneath. It was designed by Lord Courtauld-Thomson, son of a famous Scottish inventor, and made in 1919 in London by The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co., Ltd, before being left to Queen Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, in 1944 by his sister, Winifred Hope Thomson.  A prized possession, it was worn by the Queen Mother during her 100th birthday celebrations, and was left to the monarch when her mother passed away in 2002. Since then, Her Majesty has worn it to...
    By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - As 2020 closes, regulatory approval of COVID-19 vaccines has raised hopes the world can defeat the pandemic next year. But production and delivery challenges suggest beating the disease will be a marathon whose finish line is still far away. Europe on Monday followed Britain and the United States in giving a green light to a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech which, like a similar shot from Moderna that has U.S. emergency approval, demonstrated 95% efficacy in large trials. The rapid approval of vaccines, just a year after the new coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, China, is testament to the huge global effort made to tackle a pandemic that has killed over 1.7 million people, battered economies and upended life. Scientists identified promising candidates after just weeks, not the years normally needed, and millions of doses are already rolling out of factories....
    More On: new york giants Giants coach bolts in big loss Giants had surprising name on their injury report The most likely solution to Giants’ James Bradberry void Giant traded for Odell Beckham recalls shock: ‘Oh s–t’ The Giants Saturday morning were hit with more unwanted news in this ongoing pandemic when they were informed Stephen Brown, an offensive assistant, tested positive for COVID-19. This comes on the heels of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett’s positive test earlier in the week. The Giants learned of Brown’s test result and immediately began working with the NFL’s chief medical officer regarding close contacts. Brown is self-isolated. The Giants’ training facility remains open and the team was set for a morning walk-through practice as continued preparation for Sunday night’s game against the Browns at MetLife Stadium. Garret’s role on game-days as the play-caller will be taken over by Freddie Kitchens, the tight ends...
    For many religious denominations in the United States, there were two shared preoccupations in 2020 beyond the usual matters of faith: How to cope with the coronavirus pandemic and how to respond to tumultuous political events. With Joe Biden replacing Donald Trump as president, and with vaccines eventually expected to ease the threat of COVID-19, the challenges for faith leaders in 2021 will shift. Here’s a look at some important storylines to keep an eye on in the coming year for religion in the country: ___ RACIAL JUSTICE During nationwide protests, leaders from many religious traditions spoke out to support the peaceful goals of demonstrators. But in the months since, some segments — particularly within Christianity — have taken notably different approaches. Leaders of the six seminaries within the Southern Baptist Convention released a statement in November decrying critical race theory, a broad term often used to describe critiques of...
    By DAVID CRARY and ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press For many religious denominations in the United States, there were two shared preoccupations in 2020 beyond the usual matters of faith: How to cope with the coronavirus pandemic and how to respond to tumultuous political events. With Joe Biden replacing Donald Trump as president, and with vaccines eventually expected to ease the threat of COVID-19, the challenges for faith leaders in 2021 will shift. Here’s a look at some important storylines to keep an eye on in the coming year for religion in the country: ___ RACIAL JUSTICE During nationwide protests, leaders from many religious traditions spoke out to support the peaceful goals of demonstrators. But in the months since, some segments — particularly within Christianity — have taken notably different approaches. Leaders of the six seminaries within the Southern Baptist Convention released a statement in November decrying critical race theory, a...
    NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 21: Chief Content Officer of Time Inc., Norman Pearlstine speaks at the Women’s Media Foundation’s 2015 Courage in Journalism Awards on October 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IWMF) Norman Pearlstine, executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, has stepped down, according to an L.A. Times report. Pearlstine had announced in October that he intended to retire, but it wasn’t clear when that would happen. His departure comes at the end of a year of highs and lows for the paper, including winning two Pulitzer Prizes, allegations of plagiarism, and a reckoning on racial diversity in the newsroom following the murder of George Floyd and worldwide racial justice protests. Pearlstine, 78, was brought on in June 2018 by owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who purchased the L.A. Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Spanish-language Hoy and several small Southern California community...
    More Northern Virginia school systems revert to online-only learning Trump administration sanctions Turkey, a NATO ally, over its purchase of Russian missile defense system Inside Shia LaBeoufs Turbulent Relationship History as FKA Twigs Accuses Him of Sexual Abuse © Provided by People Mia Goth and Shia LaBeouf. Shia LaBeouf has had a complicated and turbulent relationship history. The actor, 34, was recently sued by his ex-girlfriend, singer FKA twigs, who alleged physical, sexual and emotional abuse. The award-winning artist, 32, also told The New York Times, "What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I've ever been through in the whole of my life." Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Sia accused LaBeouf on Twitter of being a "pathological liar" and conning the "Cheap Thrills" singer into "an adulterous relationship." (Sia did not provide further details of her allegations, and reps for Sia and LaBeouf have not...
    Trisha Paytas and Ethan Klein. H3H3 Podcast / YouTube Trisha Paytas has a complicated history with YouTuber couple H3H3 — Ethan and Hila Klein. The last year has been filled with feisty Twitter feuds, insults, and nudes, only to culminate with Paytas appearing on the H3H3 podcast. Ethan and Hila also decided to help Paytas find love earlier this year by setting up a "Bachelorette" style show. But things went sour again when Paytas broke the rules and started dating Hila's brother Moses. It's almost impossible to know what's really going on because Paytas is a self-confessed troll. But here's a rundown of everything we know about what's happened so far. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    This year has been regarded by many as one of the worst years in recent memory. While it is true 2020 was a year marked by a deadly pandemic and a contentious political climate, it was also a year of progress in many areas.  Many "firsts" occurred in 2020 – from politics to entertainment to sports. In what seemed like an endless stream of bad news, there were also many historic moments. PoliticsKamala Harris will be the first woman vice president, the first Black vice president, the first Asian American vice president and the first Democratic vice president from the West Coast.   Dr. Jill Biden plans to continue teaching when her husband, President-elect Joe Biden, assumes office, potentially becoming the only first lady to hold a paid job outside the White House.  Ritchie Torres, a Democratic congressional candidate from New York, was elected as the first openly gay Black man in Congress....
    If no team were to offer Sergio Perez a seat for next season, the Abu Dhabi GP would be Perez’s last race of the season; or potentially, his Formula 1 career. This realization dawned upon all F1 fans as he crossed the finish line and won the Sakhir GP. His performances in the last few races have highlighted his true ability and character. This is exactly the reason it is still a mystery how such a capable driver is still without a seat for the next year. However, the Mexican driver is unfazed by the prospects of what might come in the future. In addition, he believes that since fate is not in his own hands, all he can do is continue delivering and pushing on the track. Sakhir GP winner Sergio Perez believes that ‘it is just the way Formula 1 is’ Perez is quoted as saying, “The regulations are...
    FOOTBALL legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday afternoon after suffering a heart attack at his home in Argentina. His death, aged 60, comes two weeks after surgery following a bleed on the brain. 16Diego Maradona, pictured with his family in 2000, has a complicated family lifeCredit: Reuters 16The football legend has two daughters from his first wife and at least six other children from other womenCredit: EPA 16Maradona pictured with his grandson Benjamin - who is the son of Man City striker Sergio AgueroCredit: Getty Images - Getty The World Cup winner leaves behind a glittering legacy on the pitch from his unforgettable spells with Napoli, Barcelona and the Argentina national team. His place in football's pantheon is not in doubt but Argentina's favourite son, who has battled alcohol and drug addiction and obesity, leaves behind a complicated personal and familial legacy. PARENTS Born to a devout Catholic...
    DIEGO MARADONA died from a cardiac arrest this afternoon aged 60. The Argentine will forever be remembered as one of the greatest footballers in history. 15Diego Maradona died this afternoon aged 60Credit: Rex Features 15The football genius struggled with his health later in lifeCredit: AFP or licensors But his turbulent personal life led to a gradual health decline in his later years. The football icon died two weeks after after surgery on a brain bleed. But he had long suffered with his health and made several trips to hospital since turning 60 on October 30. ⚠️ Read our Diego Maradona death live blog for the latest news & updates Maradona spent eight days on a ward after he was admitted for an emergency operation for a blood clot on his brain. His lawyer Matias Morla described it as a 'miracle' he was still alive just two weeks ago and labelled...
    EXCLUSIVE: After a turbulent childhood and four failed marriages, Cary Grant found peace in his final years away from Hollywood.“It was blissful,” biographer Scott Eyman told Fox News. “He was 62 when he made his final film…He got a lot of offers, but he turned them all down. He had all the money he needed.” The writer of books about other Hollywood legends such as Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne, added “He relaxed for the first time, probably in his entire life. He didn’t have to worry about the terrible business of being Cary Grant.” Eymen recently published a book on the silver screen icon titled “Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise.” It details how the child of a broken English family went on to become one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. But despite achieving fame and fortune, his painful past would continue to haunt the self-trained actor, who was born Archie Leach....
    (CNN)The question is not whether President Donald Trump is leaving. It's how much destruction, revenge and chaos he will wreak on the way out the door.Trump's refusal to concede the election, delusional tweets about states tipping his way and failure to so far grant President-elect Joe Biden access to federal funding and resources to power up his administration mean America is in for a rocky 71 days. Trump may be a lame duck, but he retains the authorities of the presidency until noon on January 20, and his chokehold on the Republican Party was if anything strengthened by winning 70 million votes last week. So the President has the power -- institutional and political -- and apparently the motivation to create a great deal of disruption before returning to civilian life.Attorney General William Barr, who has shown a propensity for using his own power to advance the President's political aspirations,...
    By Daniel Ramos LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's Luis Arce will be inaugurated as President on Sunday, capping a tumultuous period for the Andean nation and ushering the socialists back into power after long-term leftist leader Evo Morales was ousted amid angry protests late last year. Arce, 57, will be sworn in during a ceremony in La Paz, with heads of state from Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Spain in attendance, as well as senior officials from Chile, Iran and from the government of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro. The unassuming former economy minister, feted as the architect of Bolivia's rapid growth under Morales, will come into power trying to heal the divisions of a political crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. Tensions have remained high, especially over changes made by the socialist-controlled Congress to lower the majority needed to pass new laws and the planned return of Morales from exile in Argentina where...
    President Donald Trump arrives at Southwest Florida International Airport ahead of a campaign stop in Fort Myers, Florida, U.S., October 16, 2020.Carlos Barria | Reuters For President Donald Trump, the year leading to Election Day was even more turbulent than the first three years of his tenure: an impeachment trial, racial unrest that unsettled an already tense nation, and a killer microbe that claimed more than 225,000 lives in the U.S. and crushed the economy. In a stunning post-midnight tweet 32 days before the election, the 74-year-old Trump announced that he, too, had become infected with the coronavirus, as did first lady Melania Trump. "We will get through this TOGETHER!" he said. Just two days earlier, Trump had faced off against Democrat Joe Biden in the first presidential debate of the campaign. Both men, maskless, stood at lecterns more than 6 feet apart during the verbal brawl, in which Trump...
    Police officer fired after shooting of Black couple in Illinois Fast-food giants like Chipotle and Dunkin are doubling down on TikTok. Here are the top 7 brands winning over Gen Z customers WEBINAR: Help secure your financial future and learn to invest in turbulent times © Provided by AMNY On Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. join Financial Planner, Jay Mota will host a free webinar [1] to learn what type of investor you are and to explore investing in turbulent times. As coronavirus continues to spread, Americans are increasingly concerned not just about the potential negative impact it could have on their health, but also how to navigate through the financial implications to keep that nest egg intact. Recent events have proven that it is impossible to predict the direction of the stock market. Help secure your own financial future. Mota will provide all attendees with a tool to...
    The past month has seen a shockingly sad, raw tale played out on Paulina Porizkova’s Instagram account. “Beginning the process of letting go of things — letting go of thirty years — letting go of everything I’ve known — everything that made me feel safe,” she wrote on Sept. 1. The accompanying photograph showed her clutching clothing to her face, as if inhaling memories. “Last two days in my house. It’s empty, cold and dirty,” the 55-year-old posted on Oct. 16, along with a photo of herself crouched in a large living room, nearly bare but for a few boxes. “I’ve never cried as much as I have in the last year.” It was on Sept. 15, 2019, that the former supermodel came home to the $10 million Gramercy Park townhouse she shared with her husband, Cars singer Ric Ocasek, and found him dead from heart disease and pulmonary emphysema....
    Wife of Pennsylvanias lieutenant governor called racist slur at grocery store Best sales in October on home goods, appliances, tech and more. That was phenomenal: After turbulent year, Manuel Margot shines in Game 2 of ALCS to become Rays hero SAN DIEGO -- Who knows, the way these fun-loving guys roll, you may soon be seeing the Tampa Bay Rays wearing Manuel Margot T-shirt's depicting The Catch. Are the Houston Astros fighting for their legacy this postseason? USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Fans Gather At Dodger Stadium Drive-In To Watch NLCS CBS Los Angeles Mural to be unveiled honoring memory of Patricia Alatorre KERO Bakersfield, CA Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan dies at 77 ABC News Nike ends deal with nearly century-old Bronx sports shop ABC 7 New York ...
    NEW Manchester United star Edinson Cavani has spilled the beans about his turbulent relationship with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain. The Uruguay striker, 33, completed a stunning free transfer to Old Trafford on deadline day. 2Edinson Cavani says he was not friends with Neymar but the pair respected each otherCredit: AFP or licensors And Cavani could make his Red Devils debut against his former club in the Champions League. Should he feature, Cavani is likely to come up against former PSG teammate Neymar. But despite being two of the biggest names in world football, the pair failed to hit it off. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news And things came to a head when they argued on the pitch about who would take a penalty against Lyon in 2017. Cavani has now revealed he never became friends with Neymar. However, he has downplayed suggestions they failed...
    Noah Purvis Reveals the Real Reason He Was Suddenly "Eliminated" from Love Island Megan Thee Stallion slammed Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron on her SNL performance for his decision in the Breonna Taylor case NASCAR official: Out-of-bounds rulings clear-cut in turbulent Talladega finish © Brian Lawdermilk Getty Images NASCAR official: Out-of-bounds rulings 'clear-cut' in turbulent Talladega finish It wouldn’t be Talladega Superspeedway weekend without some old-fashioned blocking, which as it turned out, wasn’t limited to the track. When the inevitable questions came about the rulings NASCAR officials made in determining out-of-bounds penalties in Sunday’s Cup Series Playoff race, eventual winner Denny Hamlin was quick to parry. “No, no,” Hamlin interjected, his interview reflexes just as sharp as his late-race driving skill. “Called it all day. It’s a non-story.” RELATED: Race results | Hamlin holds on in triple OT If not a story, it was at least a compelling plot line. NASCAR...
    With the libraries shuttered, except for curbside pickup, Denver Public Library adult services librarian Heidi Young wanted to give people in the city a way to express their thoughts and emotions about COVID-19 and this brutal year. Inspired by Quaranzine, from the Arlington Public Library, Young decided to create a zine in which library staff and customers could reflect on these brutal times. "For myself as a teenager and a young person being involved in the underground music scene back in Seattle, zines were circulated a lot in that circle," Young says. "I would trade zines with my friends and drop them off at independent bookstores." Zines are DIY, homemade magazines often showcasing works by artists, writers, photographers, and other creatives. Young thought it would be the perfect way to give her coworkers an outlet. Related Stories MCA Denver's Citizenship: A Practice of Society Encourages Public Activism This Is Not...
    Kuhl goes 7 sharp innings as Pirates blank slumping Cubs 7-0 Companies accused of having a toxic work culture Dow ekes out gain in turbulent trade as Wall Street struggles to shrug off market uncertainty MARKET SNAPSHOT © Getty Images Stock benchmark indexes ended with modest gains Thursday, reflecting a market that has struggled to find its footing amid signs of softening economic data and a raft of uncertainties ahead. Load Error How did major benchmarks fare? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)rose 52.31 points, or 0.2%, to close at 26,815.44, after touching an intraday peak of 27,094.85. The S&P 500 (SPX) picked up 9.67 points, or 0.3%, to end at 3,246.59, after earlier breaching a level below correction territory — defined as a drop of 10% from a recent peak — for the index at 3,222.76. The Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) gained 39.28 points, or 0.4%, finishing...
    Bears-Falcons Preview Order Our Country Living Calendar Today! Dow gains steam midday Thursday to rise by about 300 points in turbulent action MARKET SNAPSHOT © Getty Images Stock indexes saw gains firm midday Thursday, but trade was turbulent, reflecting a market that is struggling to find its footing amid signs of softening economic data and a raft of uncertainties ahead. Load Error What are major benchmarks doing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)was trading 288 points, or 1.1%, higher at around 27,043, while the S&P 500 (SPX) picked up 34 points, or 1.1%, at about 3,271, bouncing higher after breaching a level below correction territory — defined as a drop of 10% from a recent peak — for the index at 3,222.76. The Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) jumped 122 points, or 1.1%, higher at roughly 10,757, after hitting an early intraday low at 10,520.22. On Wednesday, the...
    Haskins Award Watch List: Preseason top 20, plus 10 This suburban Minneapolis estate is one of the most expensive homes for sale in America Dow briefly turns higher to reverse 200-point opening skid in turbulent session MARKET SNAPSHOT © Getty Images Stock indexes flipped into positive territory early Thursday, reversing a bout of early weakness but also reflecting a market that is struggling to find its footing amid signs of softening economic data and a raft of uncertainties ahead. Load Error What are major benchmarks doing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)was trading 7 points, or less than 0.1%, higher at around 26,770, while the S&P 500 (SPX) rose 4 points, or 0.1%, at about 3,241, bouncing higher after breaching a level below correction territory — defined as a drop of 10% from a recent peak — for the index at 3,222.76. Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) rose 22...
    CLAIMS of a 'toxic workplace' don't seem to have affected Ellen DeGeneres rating as the talk show giant returns to air. Ellen, 62, issued an apology at the start of her The Ellen DeGeneres show's latest season. 8Ellen DeGeneres, 60, returned to work this week after a summer of facing 'toxic workplace' claimsCredit: YouTube / TheEllenShow During its absence from screen amid the coronavirus pandemic, numerous former employees have accused the show of tolerating everything from bullying and racism to sexual harassment. Despite the mounting controversy and criticism of her on-air apology, Ellen did not lose any viewers from last year. Her talkshow season premiere scored a 1.9 household rating which is the same as last year. But she experienced a very small uptick in the number of people aged 25 - 52 watching the season premiere, making it the strongest opening episode in that age range since 2016. 8But the controversy...
    File this under #WhoKnew?! Before he was a mega-star, Brad Pitt dabbled in Scientology for three years where he was “twinned” with a 15-year-old girl for up to five hours a day in a hot sauna during “purification” rituals and screamed at by church superiors during “bull baiting” sessions. Pitt was introduced to the religion in the early 1990s by his then-girlfriend, actress Juliette Lewis, and dabbled in it for three years before eventually breaking off with both Lewis and the church to seek superstardom on his own. A Scientology source recalled that during Pitt’s time there he underwent a “purification rundown” at the Portland Celebrity Center, spending hours in a hot sauna where he was assigned the teenage girl as a “buddy.” The source, an ex-follower, told the Sun: “I was being trained up to be a course supervisor, so was sent to Celebrity Center Portland for training....
    File this under #WhoKnew?! Before he was a mega-star, Brad Pitt dabbled in Scientology for three years where he was “twinned” with a 15-year-old girl for up to five hours a day in a hot sauna during “purification” rituals and screamed at by church superiors during “bull baiting” sessions. Pitt was introduced to the religion in the early 1990s by his then-girlfriend, actress Juliette Lewis, and dabbled in it for three years before eventually breaking off with both Lewis and the church to seek superstardom on his own. A Scientology source recalled that during Pitt’s time there he underwent a “purification rundown” at the Portland Celebrity Center, spending hours in a hot sauna where he was assigned the teenage girl as a “buddy.” The source, an ex-follower, told the Sun: “I was being trained up to be a course supervisor, so was sent to Celebrity Center Portland for training. While...
    Joel Embiids inaugural sneaker pays homage to the Sixers stars Cameroonian roots This Is the Most Popular Name in the U.S. Right Now Stocks are tumbling at the end of a turbulent week The US stock market is on track for another day of sharp losses at the end of a turbulent week. © Mark Lennihan/AP A stock trader puts on his mask before entering the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) The Dow is down 1.1%, or 310 points, in the early afternoon, headed for its second straight day of losses. The S&P 500 fell 1.4%, while the Nasdaq Composite slipped 1.7%. It would be the third day of losses in a row for both indexes. Load Error Worse still, it looks like it will be the third round of weekly losses for the stock indexes. This rough...
    THE Queen today wished the Duke of Sussex a "very happy birthday" as her grandson turned 36. The Duke of Sussex will ring in the big day in Los Angeles after a whirlwind 12 months that has seen his life transformed. ⚠️ Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple ???? ???? Wishing The Duke of Sussex a very happy birthday!.???? The Queen and The Duke during a Queen’s Young Leaders reception at Buckingham Palace in 2017. pic.twitter.com/M992gwGfjE— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 15, 2020 Wishing a very happy birthday to Prince Harry today! ???????? pic.twitter.com/Y8BDRzixGs— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 15, 2020 Harry is now living in California with wife Meghan and son Archie after they made the sunshine state their home just before the coronavirus lockdown began in March. And the Royal Family tweeted this morning, writing: "Wishing The...
    That's a pretty steady graph, with Biden above 50. Trump won't get all of the 6% not included. Some will go Biden, some third party. That's not good for Trump. Harry Enten/CNN: History shows why the next few weeks are critical for Trump 2020 While debates are often seen as gamechangers, it's often the period after the conventions are in the rearview mirror and before the debates when the political environment becomes clear. Take a look at all the election cycles since 1972. Specifically, look at where the national polling averages stood 35 days before the election (i.e. the day of the first 2020 general debate). The polls have been surprisingly predictive. xDespite reports from his own White House, despite local officials in Southern & Northern Nevada reiterating to the venues the existing restrictions in State emergency directives, tonight, the President is knowingly packing thousands into an indoor venue to hold...
    By SHEIKH SAALIQ, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — After a five-month absence, Indian lawmakers returned to Parliament on Monday with the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, the nosediving economy and simmering tensions with China setting the stage for a turbulent session. The 18-day session comes as coronavirus infections in India surge faster than anywhere else in the world. The more than 92,000 new cases added Monday raised India's totals past 4.8 million. More than 79,700 people have died. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told reporters before Parliament resumed that he hoped the session will be productive. “Parliament session is beginning in distinct times. There’s corona and there’s duty,” Modi said. Lawmakers will wear masks and sit in seats separated by transparent plastic sheets while in Parliament and sessions will be shortened among other health protocols to guard against the virus. Opposition parties have protested one action: the canceling of...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — After a five-month absence, Indian lawmakers returned to Parliament on Monday with the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the nosediving economy and simmering tensions with China setting the stage for a turbulent session. The 18-day session comes as coronavirus infections in India surge faster than anywhere else in the world. The more than 92,000 new cases added Monday raised India’s totals past 4.8 million. More than 79,700 people have died. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told reporters before Parliament resumed that he hoped the session will be productive. “Parliament session is beginning in distinct times. There’s corona and there’s duty,” Modi said. Lawmakers will wear masks and sit in seats separated by transparent plastic sheets while in Parliament and sessions will be shortened among other health protocols to guard against the virus. Opposition parties have protested one action: the canceling of Question Hour, when lawmakers ask...
    NEW DELHI – After a five-month absence, Indian lawmakers returned to Parliament on Monday with the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, the nosediving economy and simmering tensions with China setting the stage for a turbulent session. The 18-day session comes as coronavirus infections in India surge faster than anywhere else in the world. The more than 92,000 new cases added Monday raised India's totals past 4.8 million. More than 79,700 people have died. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told reporters before Parliament resumed that he hoped the session will be productive. “Parliament session is beginning in distinct times. There’s corona and there’s duty,” Modi said. Lawmakers will wear masks and sit in seats separated by transparent plastic sheets while in Parliament and sessions will be shortened among other health protocols to guard against the virus. Opposition parties have protested one action: the canceling of Question Hour, when lawmakers ask questions...
    The clamorous clanks of a spray-paint canister at late hours in the night may sound like vandalism; but to artists and protesters, they sound like change. According to Lisa Waldner, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, graffiti art is often used as a form of protest and resistance, often aimed toward the dominant culture. As a result, it has often been viewed as a crime rather than an act of political mobilization. Waldner, an award-winning sociologist and researcher, said she was enthralled by the sentiments hidden behind this art form. She said although graffiti in her neighborhood is a newly discovered outlet for the supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, the art has been an avenue for political dissent since it rose to prominence in the United States during the Chicano movement in the 1960s. Despite being an act of vandalism,...
    Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests. In the latest study to suggest an uptick, half of U.S. adults surveyed reported at least some signs of depression, such as hopelessness, feeling like a failure or getting little pleasure from doing things. That’s double the rate from a different survey two years ago, Boston University researchers said Wednesday in the medical journal JAMA Network Open. The study did not ask about any diagnosis they might have received, and for many people, the problem is mostly angst rather than full-blown psychiatric illness. But experts say the feeling is genuine and deserving of professional help.
    By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Turbulent reality is clashing with the smooth, steady image Republicans are hoping to paint of President Donald Trump and his leadership on the third night of the GOP’s convention. A potentially catastrophic hurricane is bearing down on the Gulf Coast, wildfires have ravaged huge areas of California, protests are growing in Wisconsin after the shooting of a Black man by police — and the still-raging coronavirus pandemic is killing more than 1,000 Americans a day. Adding still another controversial element, late Wednesday as pro basketball postponed three games after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court for an NBA playoff game following the shooting of a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That was a few hours before Vice President Mike Pence was to speak from Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, where an 1814 battle inspired the National Anthem. Trump...
    By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Turbulent reality is clashing with the smooth, steady image Republicans are hoping to paint of President Donald Trump and his leadership on the third night of the GOP’s convention. A potentially catastrophic hurricane is bearing down on the Gulf Coast, wildfires are ravaging huge areas of California, protests are growing in Wisconsin after the shooting of a Black man by police — and the still-raging coronavirus pandemic is killing more than 1,000 Americans a day. Adding still another controversial element, late Wednesday pro basketball postponed three games after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court for an NBA playoff game because of Blake’s shooting. That was a few hours before Vice President Mike Pence was to speak from Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, where an 1814 battle inspired the National Anthem. Trump has strongly criticized athletes who kneel rather than stand during...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry feel they are ultimately household. Right after stepping back as senior customers of the British royal family earlier this 12 months, the couple very first went to Canada and then invested a number of months in the American actress’ native Los Angeles. Most lately, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex purchased their initially dwelling in Santa Barbara, Calif. A royal source explained to People journal in this week’s issue that the move marks a “pivotal moment” for the 39-year-aged previous “Suits” star, the 35-calendar year-previous British prince and their 1-12 months-aged son, Archie. “This is their long term residence,” the insider informed the celebrity journal. “Ever because Archie arrived, everything has been so turbulent, and lots of matters have been up in the air. It has not been straightforward, necessarily. For the initial time in a prolonged time, they have a very clear concentrate.” MEGHAN MARKLE,...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry feel they are finally home. After stepping back as senior members of the British royal family earlier this year, the couple first went to Canada and then spent several months in the American actress’ native Los Angeles. Most recently, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex purchased their first home in Santa Barbara, Calif. A royal source told People magazine in this week’s issue that the move marks a “pivotal moment” for the 39-year-old former “Suits” star, the 35-year-old British prince and their 1-year-old son, Archie. “This is their permanent home,” the insider told the celebrity magazine. “Ever since Archie arrived, everything has been so turbulent, and many things have been up in the air. It has not been easy, necessarily. For the first time in a long time, they have a clear focus.” MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY ARE PITCHING TOP SECRET HOLLYWOOD PROJECT AROUND TOWN: REPORT...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An 18-year-old woman drowned Monday after reportedly pulling children from turbulent waters near a dam in central Minnesota. The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office says the drowning happened around 3:45 p.m. in Clearwater Lake. Witnesses reported that a group of children were swimming when they began to struggle in the rough waters near the dam, which had swelled due to recent rains. The 18-year-old pulled some of the children from the water before going under herself. One of the children, an 8-year-old girl, was initially unresponsive when first-responders arrived at the scene, but bystanders were able to resuscitate her. Witnesses said the 18-year-old was submerged for about 10 minutes. A medical helicopter was ready to take the teenager to the hospital, but paramedics were not able to resuscitate her. The 18-year-old’s name has not been released pending the notification of family.
    Stone Mountain in Georgia closes ahead of white nationalist rally, counterprotest Best old-fashioned diner in your state Alvin Gentrys turbulent tenure with the Pelicans has come to an end After five full seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, Alvin Gentry is reportedly out as their head coach. © Provided by For The Win He coached the Pelicans to a 30-42 record, but his team completely flopped during their appearance in the NBA’s bubble. They went a putrid 2-6 through eight games with wins over the lowly Wizards and the Memphis Grizzlies. Gentry had just one year left on his deal and it was already rumored that he’d probably be out as the team’s head coach with just a few games left in the season. The organization finally decided to dismiss Gentry on Saturday morning, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. New Orleans has dismissed coach Alvin Gentry, sources tell @_andrew_lopez...
    In just one day, Ireland Baldwin's video dragging her famous father has racked up hundreds of thousands of views. @irelandbasingerbaldwin/TikTok Alec Baldwin's 24-year-old daughter, Ireland Basinger Baldwin, participated in the viral #HurtMyFeelings TikTok trend to poke fun at her turbulent relationship with her father.  In the clip, Baldwin suggests that her feelings cannot be hurt because "[her] dad is Alec Baldwin." Amused viewers assumed the clip referenced a leaked voicemail from 2007 in which the famous actor called his daughter a "rude, thoughtless little pig." Baldwin insisted that her video was all in good fun — and the model has joked about the father-daughter relationship in the past, participating in a roast of Alec Baldwin that aired on Comedy Central in 2019.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As celebrity children garner viral attention for dragging their famous parents TikTok, Alec Baldwin's daughter, Ireland Basinger Baldwin, is...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Getting ready for the 2020 NFL season is going to be difficult for everyone. With no OTAs or minicamps, and players not yet allowed to put on pads and play some actual football, just about everyone is behind schedule. But imagine what it’s like for a rookie trying to establish themselves while also wading through the waters of becoming a professional athlete. They usually have the luxury of a rookie minicamp well before the other team activities, but those also went by the wayside this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If veterans are behind, rookies have an even steeper hill to climb. Or as Bill Belichick put it Friday, a much tougher swim ahead of them. “I think all of our rookies have worked extremely hard. They’re in deep water, turbulent water, and it’s going to get rougher,” the Patriots head coach said during his Friday...
    Curious which U.S. economies are healthiest, and likely to rebound quickest after COVID? An important vital sign to check is the diversity of industries within a metro economy. Relying too heavily on a single industry — say, tourism and hospitality in a time of travel restrictions — is detrimental. But a healthy mix of market sectors can help communities better weather economic storms.  “Every market and industry has been impacted either directly or indirectly by COVID-19,” explains Meredith Metsker, a content marketing specialist with labor market analytics firm Emsi. “However, some communities are more resilient than others, particularly if they have a diversified, knowledge-based economy.” Emsi shared a list of the 10 most diversified metro economies in the U.S. These are the economies with the range of industries, depth and nimbleness needed to overcome turbulent times and come out the other side even stronger. Now, we’re diving into what makes these places...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai protesters, led by student groups, are returning to the streets calling for the ousting of the government less than two years after a general election was held. One group has openly criticised the monarchy, in a rare show of defiance. Here are the major events that have led up to these protests: May 22, 2014 - Military stages a coup, ousting an elected government for the second time in a decade, citing the need to restore order in the face of street demonstrations against a populist government linked to telecoms tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra, who himself was ousted in a coup in 2006. Oct. 13, 2016 - Constitutional monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies after a 70-year reign. His son becomes King Maha Vajiralongkorn. April 6, 2017 - A military-backed constitution is ratified after being approved in a referendum, with changes requested by King Vajiralongkorn that increased his...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama said she is feeling the weight of 2020. Obama said in a Wednesday episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast that she finds herself “waking up in the middle of the night because I’m worrying about something or there's a heaviness.” Obama described several reasons why she is feeling unease. She highlighted quarantines during the coronavirus pandemic, racial strife, and the actions of President Trump’s administration. “These are not, they are not fulfilling times, spiritually,” the former first lady said. “I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression." “Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting,” Obama said. “I have to say that waking up to the news, waking up to how this administration has or...
    GRANT PARK — The towering Christopher Columbus statue at the south end of Grant Park was removed early Friday — just shy of the 87th anniversary of its unveiling before a crowd of tens of thousands. Mayor Lori Lightfoot called it a temporary removal as part of an overall assessment of the city’s public monuments. Its middle-of-the-night ouster was done to avoid further demonstrations at the statue that had become unsafe for protesters and police, she said. A week ago, protesters tried to topple the memorial by scaling it, tying ropes around it and getting the crowd to pull. The statue survived that night, but more demonstrations were expected. The statue has been controversial since its beginnings, a battle documented by local newspapers for years. There was a fight with the state art board, a quid-pro-quo in Springfield for a new tax and blessings from an infamous Italian general and...
    They unleash destruction traveling at five times the speed of sound. They maneuver with computerized precision while descending back into the earth’s atmosphere toward a target. Their speed and force is so significant, they can inflict damage by sheer “kinetic” impact without needing explosives. They can destroy Navy ships, air defenses, ballistic missiles, ground targets and aircraft in a matter of minutes or even seconds, depending upon the launch point—seemingly coming out of nowhere. They are hypersonic weapons. Many senior Pentagon weapons developers share a common view. They fear that hypersonics are nearly impossible to defend against and believe they will usher in an unprecedented tactical reality bound to reshape warfare and force unforeseen strategic adaptations. How can carrier strike groups project power within striking range of enemy targets? How can mechanized armored columns maneuver without being badly crippled by a hypersonic attack? How can the most advanced fighter jets...
    No surprise: There's been a lot going on lately, almost too much to absorb, much less remember. Much of Colorado — not to mention the world — has shut down, and it's struggling to re-open, even as public health officials attempt to manage the spread of the coronavirus. Police killings have sparked a worldwide uprising against law enforcement. People are grieving and struggling, all while the cultural institutions we go to for comfort and to process our reality are shuttered. Through it all, archivists and historians face big questions: How will we remember this moment? Will the archive be inclusive? Whose stories will be kept for historians to consider? Related Stories Arthyve’s Jessie de la Cruz Raises the Bar on Artist Archives With New Grant 100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Sigri Strand 100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Jessie de la Cruz The Denver group ArtHyve is working to collect the memories,...
    Actress Naya Rivera had her four-year-old son with actor Ryan Dorsey after marrying him on the day of her canceled wedding to Big Sean, and separately dated a Glee co-star who killed himself after pleading guilty to child porn charges.  Rivera is feared to have died in a tragic accident in California's Lake Piru yesterday after vanishing from a boat she had rented with her son Josey Hollis Dorsey.  The 33-year-old former Glee star brought Josey into the world in September 2015, a year after tying the knot with Ryan Dorsey at a ceremony in Mexico.    The four-year marriage survived a canceled divorce filing in 2016 but took a turn for the worse again when Rivera was arrested on a domestic battery charge on Thanksgiving weekend in 2017.  Charges against Rivera were later dropped, but the couple eventually divorced and split custody of Josey. A day before her disappearance, Rivera...
    ABC has ordered the pilot to a reboot of the 1990s comedy series The Wonder Years from Oscar-nominated power producer Lee Daniels, with the reimagined series to feature a black family living in 1960s Montgomery, Alabama. The original series, which debuted in 1988, starred Fred Savage as the focal point of a coming-of-age story whose family lived in Montgomery, Alabama, during the 1960s and into the 70s. In 1989, Savage became the youngest actor ever nominated for an Emmy award for lead in a comedy series. During its 7-year run, the heartwarming series was nominated for 76 awards and won 22. Watch below:  The series took on many tough topics. But its success came mainly from a fond memory of the era in which it was set. It is unclear how the show about a black family set in the south during the civil rights fights will land but it’s not unfamiliar...
    The news that President Trump is planning to stage a “massive fireworks display” before a sizeable crowd on Independence Day eve at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial (notwithstanding the prospect of both wildfires in the tinder-dry surroundings and the further spread of Covid-19) has left me mulling over once again the possible creation of another such epic-scale monument. Maybe it could even be incised into a nearby ridge in the same Black Hills area of South Dakota as the original, if the Lakota Sioux could be convinced to allow it, which they certainly didn’t the first time around. After all, back in the late 1920s, less than three decades and not 70 miles from the site of the ultimate treachery of the Wounded Knee massacre, that original undertaking to carve the faces of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt into the side of Mount Rushmore barreled heedlessly along, oblivious to Native American concerns....
    BEN MEE put his personal trauma behind him to lead Burnley through a tough week on and off the pitch. The Clarets skipper became a dad for the second time last month when wife Sarah gave birth to their daughter 16 weeks prematurely. 1Ben Mee rocked the cradle celebration after scoring a rare girlCredit: EPA Olivia Grace is now six weeks old and doing well — but she remains in hospital with her mum. And centre-back Mee showed he was the daddy in Monday’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace by scoring his first goal since 2017 — and then bringing out the cradle celebration. Mee, 30, said: “It’s been an emotional time for us as a family but she’s growing stronger each day. “She’s six weeks now so it was nice to celebrate that as well. “She’s growing well and the NHS have been fantastic for us. “It’s going to...
    By GREG SWATEK, The Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — As peaceful protesters in downtown Frederick took a stand against racial injustice earlier this month, a white male driver in a burgundy pickup truck rolled past them. But not before raising his middle finger in the air at the group standing on the corner of Market and Patrick streets. This grabbed the attention of 9-year-old Parker Wenner, who promptly turned around and asked his mother, Terri, “Why did he do that?” Parker, the inquisitive son of a white mother and black father, was holding a sign that read in bold, multi-colored letters, “MY LIFE MATTERS.” There was a heart drawn next to the words. Near the bottom of the sign, in much smaller handwriting, there were three dots and then the phrase “AND SO DOES YOURS”, punctuated by five exclamation points. In these challenging times, the questions don’t always have...
    Former President Barack Obama is making good on his promise to come off the sidelines in the 2020 presidential election, plotting to hit the road for his former Vice President, Joe Biden, now the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, for a series of fundraising events aiming to help Biden even the financial playing field with President Donald Trump. Biden had an excellent May, raising an astounding $80 million — slightly more than Trump and the Republican National Committee raised in the same time period — but still lags far behind in overall cash on hand. The Trump war chest is well into the hundreds of millions and both Biden and the Democratic National Committee have ground to make up. Obama will also be the first high profile Biden surrogate to “step offline,” according to Politico, hosting the campaign’s first in-person fundraiser Tuesday night after months of Zoom meetings and high-dollar online...
    (CNN)President Barack Obama will appear with Joe Biden at his first virtual fundraiser Tuesday night, which has received contributions from some 120,000 people and raised over $4 million as of Tuesday morning, according to a source familiar with the event.The campaign has billed the fundraiser a grassroots event, since there is not a minimum amount of money one needs to donate in order to tune in.At the fundraiser, Obama plans to discuss Biden's leadership, and specifically, why he believes his former vice president is the right fit for the current "turbulent moment" in American history, according to an Obama aide. Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceObama is expected to make the case for, among other things, Biden's "empathetic leadership" in the middle of an "unprecedented health and economic crisis," the aide said. The Obama aide also noted that the former president plans to campaign for...
    OLYMPIAN Andrew Selby has announced his retirement from boxing aged 31 and only 13 professional fights into his career. The Welshman, who represented Britain in the London Games in 2012 but did not medal, revealed he decision to walk away from the sport on Facebook. 1 Andrew Selby has announced his retirement from boxing aged 31Credit: Getty Images He wrote: "Just to let everyone know I've given up the boxing game.. thank you for the fans..sponsors." Selby is regarded as one of the most talented amateur boxers Britain has produced, winning Silver and Bronze world championship medals as well as two European gold's. He turned pro in 2015 winning the British title after five fights and one year in the pro ranks. But a lack of top tier opposition meant Selby's ability was largely unappreciated despite beating ex-world champion Cristofer Rosales in 2017. The flyweight lost his first fight in...
    TODAY’S WORD — TURBULENT (TURBULENT: TURB-yuh-lent: Violently agitated or disturbed.) Average mark 29 words Time limit 40 minutes Can you find 42 or more words in TURBULENT? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — ELAPID lade laid lead leap lied aide ailed aped paid pail pale peal pedal pied pile plaid plea plead pled pleiad plie plied idea ideal idle dale deal deli dial diel To purchase the Word Game book, visit WordGameBooks.com. Order it now for just $5 while supplies last! RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns,...
    Mets fans clamoring for new ownership may be getting closer to their wish as Josh Harris and David Blitzer have emerged as “serious” suitors, The Post reported Monday. But what would a Harris and Blitzer-owned Mets franchise look like if a deal eventually comes to fruition? There is some precedent for that. Harris and Blitzer bought the 76ers in 2011 and then purchased a majority stake in the Devils in 2013. In the 13 years before they bought the 76ers, the team had made the playoffs nine times; in nine years since, the 76ers have made three postseason appearances. And in the 25 years before they bought the Devils, the team had made the playoffs 21 times, including five trips to the Stanley Cup; in the seven years since, the Devils have been to the postseason just once. Here’s a look at how those franchises have fared since Harris and...
    (CNN)De Lacy Davis remembers the moment vividly. The New Jersey officer and a fellow officer were patrolling the streets of East Orange when a black woman and her daughter accidentally stepped in front of their police cruiser. The other officer, who was white, rolled down his window. "What the hell are you doing, you effin' ns?" Davis recalled him saying, while censoring out the racial slur. Davis, who is black, is now retired from the force. But that moment 30-something years ago was just one of the many times he realized how some of his white colleagues viewed his community.Read More"The 'few bad apples' theory is a theory that I think is postulated by my colleagues and politicians to minimize the impact of this racism that is baked into the culture of policing," Davis said. As the nation erupts in protests around the death of George Floyd and the greater...
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