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    Madison Summers January 21, 2021 0 Comments Now-former President Donald Trump granted clemency to over 100 people before leaving the White House for the last time, and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is not happy about it. “I can’t imagine the founders in providing for pardon power for a president anticipated that presidents would use it to reward political friends, and as a result I would hope that we could develop a tradition of more narrowly providing pardons,” Romney said on Wednesday, according to The Hill. He urged the tradition of presidential pardons not to be used by “not providing them to people who are cronies or political individuals.” The Utah senator made a call for reforming presidential pardon power, as he said he “would love to see a constitutional remedy.” He, however, admitted it is “unlikely that something like that can get passed just given the difficult process of...
    January 21, 2021 11:05 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The weekly number of applications for unemployment benefits in the United States fell to 900,000 the week ended January 16, compared with 926,000 procedures in the first week of January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. The average number of requests in four weeks, a measure that compensates for weekly variations, was 848,000, compared to 824,500 the previous week. Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Initial claims were 900,000 for the week ending 1/16 (-26,000). Insured unemployment was 5,054,000 for the week ending 1/9 (-127,000) .https: //t.co/ys7Eg5LKAW – US Labor Department (@USDOL) January 21, 2021 In the week ending January 9, according to the Government, there were 1.7 million people receiving unemployment benefit. The previous week it stood at 1.6 million, according to the government agency report. At the beginning of 2020, the weekly average of applications for unemployment...
    Generation Z is a key group, made up of young people from 16 to 21 years of age, a determining factor in industries and with an increasing participation and with an estimated annual purchasing power of 1.2 billion dollars. They are so important and will be even more so in a short time, that in consumption it is necessary to be clear about what they prefer. The changes they are driving are notorious, although they are just on their way to being dominant in the industries. For example, 51 percent believe that CEOs in 2050 will not necessarily have a college degree, may not have a degree and still run a huge company, according to Adecco Group. Little by little, they set the tone, as the Millennial generation once did, which will give way to a new one that will transform industries according to their perspectives on how companies,...
    Factory activity surges in Mid-Atlantic region in January Tested: 1983 Porsche DP 935 Fulfills Porsche Fantasies These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Rare Trait Could Keep You Safe From COVID, According to Doctors There are few things more coveted amid the pandemic than having immunity to COVID. Of course, there are few ways of acquiring immunity—either getting the vaccine or recovering from the virus. And when it comes to the latter, immunity doesn't last past a few months for most people, but there are some notable exceptions. Doctors have identified patients who had COVID—some without knowing it—and came out on the other side with super antibodies that provide much longer lasting protection. Keep reading to learn about the powerful immunity...
    The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims decreased to 900,000 last week as the economy continued to suffer the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to the Department of Labor. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) figure released Thursday represented a decrease in the number of new jobless claims compared to the week ending Jan. 16, in which there were 965,000 new jobless claims reported. Roughly 16 million Americans continue to collect unemployment benefits, according to the BLS report Thursday. Economists expected Thursday’s jobless claims number to come in around 925,000, The Wall Street Journal reported. New jobless claims fell below 1 million in the first week of August, which was the first time the weekly claims had fallen below 1 million since March. (RELATED: US Lost 140,000 Jobs In December, Economists Expected A Modest Gain) “Covid hasn’t let up, and it’s still creating massive amounts of economic havoc,” said AnnElizabeth...
    AS we all know, what you eat for lunch can really set you up for a make or break day. Foods fuel not only your body but your mind too, which is why it's so important to make sure your kids' lunchboxes are packed with nutritional meals. 4The ideal filling for a healthy kids' lunchbox has been revealed, with nutritionists recommending a mix of carbohydrates, protein, fruit and healthy fatsCredit: Getty Images - Getty Experts claim the ideal kids' lunch should contain a source of slow-release carbohydrates along with protein. The Sun nutritionist Amanda Ursell says: “The nutritional content of a lunchbox is crucial. Get the balance right and you will not just help your kids concentrate better in class, but also help their growth rate, bone strength, energy levels and behaviour.” Here, we reveal what the ‘perfect’ school lunchbox looks like according to nutritionists... Healthy carbohydrates 4Packing...
    (CNN)The United States could face as many as 100,000 more Covid-19 deaths in less than a month, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although the CDC's new leader offered a glimmer of hope, saying that "healthier days lie ahead."The nation reported more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths Wednesday, only the third day ever to cross that threshold, bringing the death toll to at least 406,001 people, according to the Johns Hopkins tracking data. And by February 13, that number could reach 508,000, according to an ensemble forecast published by the CDC. The last forecast, on January 13, projected up to 477,000 deaths by February 6. Meantime, vaccines have begun to be distributed, but there remain significant challenges with the supply across the country, according to state officials.States appeal for more coronavirus vaccine doses as the US death toll moves past 400,000New CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on...
            by Thomas Catenacci  President-elect Joe Biden will order the Department of Education to extend the student loan payment moratorium through September in one of his first presidential moves. Joe Biden is set to sign the executive order on Wednesday following his inauguration, extending the current pause on student loan payments, which has been in effect since March, according to CBS News. The order is a fulfillment of Biden’s campaign promise to prioritize the U.S. student loan debt crisis. “[Student debt relief is] a policy that will deliver some significant relief to everyone,” James Kvaal, president of the Institute for College Access & Success, told CNBC. While Biden promised to address the more than $1.5 trillion student debt crisis during his campaign, according to CBS News, he stopped short of promising significant loan relief following his election victory. “I’m going to get in trouble for saying this … it’s arguable...
    President Joe Biden plans to make sweeping changes for students who borrow loans from the federal government, which could result in major relief for many younger Americans. As of 2019, about one-third of Americans younger than 30 held student loan debt, according to the Pew Research Center. The average debt load was $29,200 in 2018, according to The Institute for College Access and Success. Those with student loans are more likely to report struggling financially, according to Pew. According to Federal Student Aid, an office of the Department of Education, the outstanding student loan debt is over $1.5 trillion, held by 42.9 million people. The government limits federal borrowing by undergrads to $31,000 for students who receive contributions from their parents, and $57,500 for students who are independent, according to the Brookings Institution. “Those who owe more than that almost always have borrowed for graduate school,” Brookings explained. It’s important...
    New York : The fact that a diet or diet focused on losing weight “This fashionable”, I do not want to say that be healthy neither long-term sustainable. The truth is that currently with so many stimuli and information at our fingertips, it becomes complicated make the best decisions. Recently the popularity of the keto diet has grown by leaps and bounds and without seeing it coming overnight, she became one of the most famous weight loss trends in the world and with the largest number of followers. Although there are some scientific references what endorse certain benefits, recently being classified as one of the worst alternatives; because of his lack of balance and poor long-term viability, we know that not everything is sunbeams and descending digits on the scale. In fact, this high-fat, low-carb eating plan it has a dark side. Although it is true that its...
    "We are not lacking the infrastructure. We are lacking the vaccine." Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said in a letter to the Biden Administration, a copy of which was seen by Cleveland.com. Getty/David Greedy Thousands of first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been canceled due to state shortages of supply. According to the CDC, 16 million doses have been administered in the US as of Wednesday. President Biden is already facing pressure to fix the country's unsuccessful inoculation efforts. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Multiple states have reported they are running out of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, resulting in the cancellation of tens of thousands of scheduled first-dose appointments, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Barely a month after vaccines first became available in the US, states are facing frustrating supply shortages for seemingly no discernible reason, at the same time that the federal...
    According to data from Unfolded, Bitcoin’s crypto whales have increased since early 2021. In fact, there are 165 new whales so far this year. Time to panic? Today the leading crypto sank to roughly $ 33,400 as investors continue to claim the gains from the price rally. Nonetheless, the Bitcoin whales have done nothing but increase. In particular, they have increased the number of addresses containing more than 1,000 BTC, according to Unfolded. Also, according to Glassnode, there are currently almost 2,440 Bitcoin wallets with more than 1,000 BTC. Even so, it is important to remember that a person can have more than one wallet and, therefore, it is impossible to tell if they are different users. In addition, another important aspect that Glassnode data reveals is that crypto users did not become Bitcoin whales because of the price rally, but, on the contrary, they have been acquiring more and...
    An NYPD cop tested positive for COVID-19 after riding in a bus with nearly two dozen other officers heading to Washington, DC, to help with inauguration security — forcing the entire contingent to hole up in their hotels rather than do their jobs, The Post has learned. The cop, one of a total of 200 officers who were bused to the nation’s capital, was notified by his doctor after arriving Monday that he had COVID-19, police sources said. A police spokesman said the cop felt fine until getting down to the nation’s capital and took a rapid coronavirus test Tuesday, which came back positive. “While he was there he became symptomatic. He lost his sense of smell,” the spokesman said. The entire busload of about 21 officers and a driver was tested and then forced to quarantine, according to the spokesman. So far, he added, only one other officer contracted...
    You could hold your breath while we list off the celebrities who are going to move back to the United States now that former President Trump is officially out of office. You can only do that because almost none of them actually left. It’s been four years since Trump took office and we now have a new president. Yet, the Hollywood elite never went anywhere. Comedian Chelsea Handler claimed she was going to move to Spain if Trump was elected in 2016 during an interview on “Live with Kelly and Michael.” That move didn’t happen. “I did buy a house in another country just in case, so all of these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t; I will leave the country,” she said. After the 2016 election she told then-Democratic California Sen. Barbara Boxer that she was needed here as a political advocate during the comedian’s...
    President Joe Biden will lift the ban prohibiting transgender people from openly serving in the military, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a Wednesday statement according to NBC News. Psaki said the reversal would be included in “additional executive actions” expected “in the coming days weeks,” according to NBC News. Previously, Biden pledged during the campaign to lift the ban on his first day in office. Shortly after taking the oath of office, the president signed several executive orders, reversing several of former President Donald Trump’s policies. The orders included making the U.S. rejoin the Paris Climate Accords, mandate masks and social distancing on federal properties and vowed support for “underserved communities.” (RELATED: Biden’s Chief Of Staff Directs All Executive Agencies To Immediately Freeze Trump’s ‘Midnight Regulations’) Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, Biden’s nominee for  Secretary of Defense, voiced his support Tuesday to overturn the transgender ban, NBC News...
    New York : It is well known that during the pandemic alcohol consumption increased, in fact it has very recent evidence that every day it proves it with more force. Such is demonstrated in This studio, which was carried out in order to check whether behaviors related to drinking changed during the pandemic and they also focused on analyzing whether the stress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic had any influence. The study was conducted in American adults over 21 years of age. 832 people answered, which were divided into: 84% women, 85% white and 72% between 26 and 49 years old. Participants reported consuming 26.8 alcoholic beverages in 12.2 of the last 30 days. One third of the participants (34.1%) reported heavy drinking and 7.0% reported heavy drinking. One of the most important revelations is that participants who experienced some kind of stress related to COVID-19, reported consuming more...
    Investment strategies These are the dividends of the Spanish stock market to start 2021 The Spanish stock market continues to distribute dividends despite Covid-19. At the beginning of 2021 there have already been some important dividend distributions such as Endesa, CIE Automotive, Red Eléctrica or Repsol, but there are other appointments announced between January and February on the calendar that should be followed closely.
    More On: COVID vaccine I’ll be vaxxed: Arnold Schwarzenegger gets COVID shot Vatican starts vaccinating Rome’s homeless against COVID-19 Moderna delays force NYC to reschedule 23,000 COVID vaccine appointments Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine likely to protect against UK strain, study reveals A Wisconsin pharmacist and “conspiracy theorist” accused of intentionally trying to ruin 570 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine was charged with a misdemeanor for the destructive move, according to reports. Steven Brandenburg, 46 — who allegedly tried to spoil at least 50 vials of the Moderna vaccine because he believed it would morph people’s DNA — pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attempted felony criminal damage to property, which is a misdemeanor, according to WTMJ-TV. Brandenburg allegedly left vials of the life-saving shots unrefrigerated on purpose at the Grafton Aurora Medical Center, where he worked,  in December, according to police.  But it’s not clear if the vaccine doses — which...
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    Former President Donald Trump left a note for President Joe Biden on the Resolute Desk, his press office confirmed. Presidents traditionally write notes for the next president on Inauguration Day, according to CNN. Former presidents ranging from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama expressed various thoughts and gave well-wishes for the incoming presidents and their loved ones, CNN reported. Former President Donald Trump’s left President Joe Biden a note on the Resolute Desk on Wednesday before his final departure from the White House as commander-in-chief, his press office confirmed. Here are some of the messages past presidents left for their successors, according to CNN. (RELATED: Here’s The Moment President Biden Took The Oath Of Office) Ronald Reagan Former President Ronald Reagan’s letter to former President George H.W. Bush included a drawing of an elephant and turkeys that said, “Don’t let the turkeys get you down,” according to...
    Brendan Hunt was arrested yesterday in Queens (NYC) for allegedly making online threats to Democratic officials, including Representatives Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the Lower House) and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (ACO), and Senator Chuck Schumer (NY). Miami World / eldiariony The NYPD Joint Counter-Terrorism Task Force assisted the FBI in the arrest. Hunt (37), also known on the Internet as “X-Ray Ultra,” was arrested at a home on Gates Avenue in the Ridgewood neighborhood. He allegedly intentionally threatened to assassinate at least one US official, according to the criminal complaint. The “X-Ray Ultra Studios” portal includes a photograph of Hunt and links to Facebook and Bitchute accounts under the names “xrayultra”, Pix11 detailed. Between December 6 and January 12, Hunt allegedly made a series of posts on various portals threatening or inciting others to assassinate members of Congress, according to the complaint. “Trump, we want a real revenge against the Democrats....
    Women have suffered the majority of pandemic-related job losses, especially women of color, as they've been forced to leave their jobs to take care of their kids at home.According to the latest from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, all 140,000 net jobs lost in December were women's jobs.Amy Sanchez, a single mother of four in Riverside County, is one of the many women who had to take on a new responsibility during the pandemic: patiently guiding her children through the distractions that come with learning from home.After 20 years in retail management, Sanchez was forced to leave her full-time job."I didn't have a choice because I don't have anybody to watch my kids or to help them even through virtual learning," Sanchez said."Women are having to pay a really high price in terms ... their livelihood, but their careers, and unfortunately, with their own lives," said Los Angeles City...
    A former Arizona county official who pleaded guilty last year to running an adoption fraud scheme must report to prison on Thursday to serve the first of three sentences in a prison near El Paso, Texas. Paul Petersen, an adoption attorney and former Republican Maricopa County assessor, was indicted in October 2019 for running an adoption scheme across Arkansas, Arizona, and Utah, in which he illegally brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the United States to give birth. He then charged "significant sums of money" to act as a legal facilitator of the adoptions, according to 5 News. Prosecutors said Petersen was involved in at least 70 adoption cases across the three states. Marshall Islands residents have been prohibited from traveling to the U.S. for adoption-related reasons since 2003. "By preying upon both pregnant women from the Marshall Islands and loving Arkansan couples who wanted to...
    President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE is poised to take action on 53 executive items over the next 10 days as he seeks to rapidly reverse some Trump administration policies and implement his own, according to a document outlining the schedule for Biden’s first two weeks in office. The document, which was obtained by The Hill, shows that Biden will take executive action each weekday through the end of January, with each day centered around specific themes such as climate, economic relief, health care and immigration. The timetable lays out which days Biden is expected to act on anticipated items such as reversing the Mexico City policy, creating a task force to reunite separated migrant families and establishing a policing commission. The schedule notes that the specifics of certain executive...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots offensive coordinator is reportedly a favorite to earn the job as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. But he’s got some company, and apparently it’s some stiff competition. Howard Eskin of 94 WIP in Philadelphia said that the Eagles’ search has come down to McDaniels and Duce Staley. Staley has been the assistant head coach under Doug Pederson for the last two years, and he’s coached the running backs since 2013. Staley’s history in Philly goes back a long way, as he played for the Eagles from 1997-2003. Eskin said that players on the Eagles roster have texted owner Jefferey Lurie to support Staley’s candidacy for the job. Meanwhile, according to Eskin, McDaniels remains the favorite of GM Howie Roseman. “In Duce’s interview he was very through, had some good ideas for coaches, especially offensive and defensive coordinators, both from the pros and from college,”...
    A massive explosion killed two people and left multiple wounded in central Madrid on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. Officials believe the explosion was caused by a gas leak, Mayor José Luis Martínez Almeida said, according to the AP. Videos and photos posted on social media depicted debris scattered across the nearby Toledo Street close to Madrid’s center. Smoke could be seen billowing from the six-story building. Martínez Almeida confirmed the deaths and injuries to reporters while he was on the scene and said a first assessment pointed to a gas leak, according to the AP. The mayor said rescuers and firefighters are experiencing increased difficulty in looking for more potential survivors due to a fire that began in the building. Leire Reparaz, 24, told AP that she had heard a deafening explosion around 3 p.m. local time as she was heading to her house close to the Puerto de...
    President-elect Joe Biden will order the Department of Education to extend the student loan payment moratorium through September in one of his first presidential moves. Joe Biden is set to sign the executive order on Wednesday following his inauguration, extending the current pause on student loan payments, which has been in effect since March, according to CBS News. The order is a fulfillment of Biden’s campaign promise to prioritize the U.S. student loan debt crisis. “[Student debt relief is] a policy that will deliver some significant relief to everyone,” James Kvaal, president of the Institute for College Access & Success, told CNBC. While Biden promised to address the more than $1.5 trillion student debt crisis during his campaign, according to CBS News, he stopped short of promising significant loan relief following his election victory. (RELATED: Schumer Says Biden Is ‘Considering’ Eliminating $50,000 In Student Debt For People Making Less than...
    Hours before he departed the White House, Donald Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commutations to 70 others in the early hours of Wednesday. According to Finnish-German entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, Trump attempted to offer him a pardon for charges related to his now-defunct file hosting service Megaupload, which the businessman says he refused. “Several people in Trumps inner circle dangled a pardon in front of my nose,” he tweeted. “I told them I’m not interested in a pardon unless Assange & Snowden get pardoned and if not I would trade my pardon for Assange. I don’t need a pardon. I’m a battle-scarred warrior. I’ll go to Valhalla.” Despite the setback, the entrepreneur assured his followers he would still be fighting for Assange’s release. To all #Assange supporters out there. It is disappointing that Trump did not pardon Julian. But our numbers have grown. Many respected people join our movement...
    As one of his final acts, President Donald Trump issued dozens of commutations and pardons early Wednesday morning for a slew of people including nonviolent offenders, a former mayor and a Google engineer who pled guilty to trade secret theft. Of the 70 commutations, a handful had received sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, such as Michael Pelletier, Craig Cesal and Darrell Frazier. Pelletier, 64, has served 12 of his 30 year sentence for conspiracy to distribute marijuana, according to the White House. “Mr. Pelletier has maintained a clear disciplinary record, has thrived as an artist working with oil paints on canvas, and has taken several courses to perfect his skill while incarcerated,” the White House said, noting Pelletier will be living with his brother and has a job lined up. Trump commuted the sentence of Cesal, who was serving a life sentence for conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Cesal “had an...
    President Joe Biden is expected to issue a wide array of executive orders as soon as he takes office Wednesday. The practice has become a common one in recent administrations. Donald Trump issued six executive orders during his first week in office, while Barack Obama issued five, according to AL.com. Biden will sign 15 executive orders on his first day in office, his incoming press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. Biden’s executive orders will focus in particular on the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration, and the environment. COVID-19 Biden will institute a mask and social distancing mandate for all federal buildings, according to CBS News. The federal government would probably not have the authority to issue a nationwide mask mandate, which Biden alluded to on the campaign trail. Biden will also be rejoining the World Health Organization (WHO), the Associated Press reported. Trump ordered the United States’ withdrawal from the WHO after...
    A pharmacist accused of trying to destroy more than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at a Wisconsin hospital in December was charged with a misdemeanor, numerous sources reported. Stephen Brandenburg, 46, reportedly confessed to authorities that he had intentionally removed 57 vials of Moderna vaccine, which must be kept at temperatures ranging between 36 degrees and 46 degrees Fahrenheit, from their refrigerated storage with the goal of rendering them ineffective, ABC reported.  Pharmacist accused of sabotaging COVID-19 vaccines has license suspended https://t.co/CiawIWGtqK pic.twitter.com/z6eVhqraMr — New York Post (@nypost) January 14, 2021 Brandenburg had first told employers at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton that he left more than 500 vaccine doses out of the refrigerator by accident, but later admitted he did so on purpose. (RELATED: Hospital Employee Arrested After Intentionally Destroying Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine) The vaccine is kept at negative four degrees Fahrenheit when shipped between healthcare facilities,...
    Sony Playstation 5 : Resident Evil 8: Village has got players going crazy with the latest preview shown, announcing the presentation to be held tomorrow January 21 at 11:00 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time). In addition to meeting the famous vampire, we will have the opportunity to know more about the gameplay of the title and its history. But it seems that one of the features that the Village also offers has already been discovered: include some kind of multiplayer function. This is how appears labeled the game on the Steam DB portal. Resident Evil 8: Village may include multiplayer features According to Capcom’s game page on Steam DB, the game page tags in Valve’s store were recently changed to add multiplayer tag. Capcom has not confirmed anything about it yet, but if it is true that we will have this type of feature in the Village, we are...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Masks on federal property: Bidens first executive order These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © peangdao - Getty Images For approximately 31% of Americans, anxiety can manifest itself as a debilitating disorder at some point in their life — women are almost twice as likely as men to develop one, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Nearly anyone would admit they're overworked, stressed, exhausted, and burnt out — but changing what's physically on our plates may help us feel so much better. There’s...
    Trump revokes ethics ban on aides as he exits Washington Galaxy S21 Plus specs vs. S21 Ultra vs. S20 Plus vs. S20 Ultra: Samsung S phones compared Aggregate Is Said to Weigh Rival Bid for Property Group CA Immo (Bloomberg) -- Aggregate Holdings SA is weighing a bid for CA Immobilien Anlagen AG, according to people familiar with the matter, potentially challenging U.S.-based Starwood Capital Group for control of the Austrian property group. © Bloomberg A CA Immobilien Anlagen AG construction site in Berlin, Germany. The real estate investor expressed interest in December in acquiring Starwood Capital’s near 30% stake in CA Immo and was rebuffed, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential information. It is now considering approaching other shareholders with an offer, the people said. Load Error Starwood Capital is on the cusp of triggering a 34.44 euros-per-share offer for the remainder of...
    VIDEO4:5704:57Why small caps will outperform in 2021, according to market analystTrading Nation Markets may have found new leadership in some of the smallest companies on Wall Street. The small cap-focused Russell 2000 has rallied more than 8% since the beginning of the year, far outpacing the large cap S&P 500's 1% gain. High hopes for the incoming Biden administration and for further financial relief have boosted the small caps, a group seen as a closer read of the real economy. "The number one reason small caps are rallying is President-elect Joe Biden. Mr. Biden has fashioned himself as President Main Street," Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday. Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which was unveiled last week, includes direct payments to consumers and $350 billion in aid for government at the state and local level. Biden is being...
    Capitol attack conjures American legacy of racial violence US economy: 4 ways Joe Biden plans to fix it These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! Ugly Side Effects of Eating Cereal Every Day, According to Science While Dr. John Harvey Kellogg had good intentions behind creating a breakfast cereal — to promote digestive health, help reduce the intake of fatty foods at breakfast, and offer a convenient source of healthy foods — American cereal manufactures have diverged from this guidepost. Now, many breakfast cereals are loaded with sugar and devoid of digestion-supporting fiber — essentially the opposite of what Dr. Kellogg wanted. It's time to take a closer look at our cereal habits. Although many of us have...
    PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are plotting a move for Lionel Messi in case Kylian Mbappe leaves in the summer, according to reports. Talks about a new deal with the French champions' star striker are said to be stalling with his contract set to expire in 2022. 2PSG are plotting a summer move for Lionel MessiCredit: Rex Features 2Reports in Spain suggest they will use him to replace Kylian Mbappe And PSG are keen to sign Messi to keep their superstar numbers up, according to Sport. Its front page on Wednesday read: "PSG want Barcelona star [Messi] in case the French striker [Mbappe] leaves this summer." It goes on to add: "The Parisian team plans to press for the signing of Leo after the hesitance of Mbappe to renew. "The french side say they can only keep two big stars in their squad in line with financial fair play." There has been...
    Outgoing US President Donald Trump will pardon his former adviser Steve Bannon, media reported Tuesday, but no official announcement had been made hours before Joe Biden’s inauguration in the White House on Wednesday. Mr Bannon, 66, was one of the architects of Donald Trump’s victorious presidential campaign in 2016 before being pushed out by the Republican billionaire. Accused of embezzling funds allegedly intended for the construction of a wall on the United States-Mexico border, he obtained the president’s clemency according to the New York Times, which quotes officials at the White House. Donald Trump, who will step down from the presidency on Wednesday, made the last-minute decision after speaking on the phone with his former adviser, the daily said. The presidential pardon would overturn the charges against Steve Bannon if convicted, according to the newspaper. The CNN channel also reported the information, specifying that Donald Trump had not yet...
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    An alleged Capitol rioter was arrested on charges of invading the U.S. Capitol after he sent an incriminating selfie to his girlfriend’s brother, who is a federal agent. Federal prosecutors said in New York court Tuesday that they had “overwhelming evidence” Thomas Fee, 53, participated in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, according to The New York Daily News. Fee, a retired New York Fire Department firefighter from Freeport, New York, surrendered to police and was released on $100,000 bond after being ordered to hand over his three weapons. The brother of Fee’s girlfriend, a federal agent with the State Department, saw a Facebook post that suggested Fee was at the Capitol, according to WUSA 9. The agent then texted Fee who responded with a selfie of him in the Capitol rotunda and a message saying he was at the “tip of the spear.” (RELATED: Three Rioters Face Charges Related...
    The COVID-19 pandemic it has affected all industries, especially the cinema. After the confinement decreed in several countries, hundreds of movies and series were delayed, while some chains have already announced the final closure. Given this, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott and other filmmakers and asked support to governments. The director of Tenet and The Dark Knight trilogy stated that the film industry is “on the brink”. According to Deadline, the group of directors and other industry personalities sent a letter to the UK government asking for help. In the letter they acknowledge that although economic stimuli have been granted, they fear that it will not be enough. “We recognize the support that the government has already been able to provide. But we fear this is not enough, as the challenges are most acute for larger theater operators who have not been able to access personalized financing.” According to Nolan, Scott...
    White House going to the dogs as Biden pets Major and Champ move in Biden Team Hints at Keeping Trump’s Tough Line Toward China How to Grow Out All Types of Bangs, According to Experts Bangs, in all forms, can bring some intrigue to any cut and length, whether it's a short pixie paired with blunt baby bangs or full-fringe alongside long tresses. However, it's equally true that the grow-out stage can be nothing short of frustrating, especially bangs can look a bit awkward until they are completely grown out.  © Provided by Hello Giggles Getty Images Though as difficult (and annoying) as it may sound, growing out your bangs doesn't have to be a total nightmare, as there are easy ways to make the most of the grow-out phase until your next chop comes knocking. To help you grow out your bangs like a pro, below are some...
    Federal conspiracy charges were filed against three who allegedly participated at the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Prosecutors allege that the three people, who appear to belong to a militia group, acted in an “organized and practiced fashion” and suggested gassing people who were evacuated from the building taking shelter in the tunnels, The WSJ reported. When officials searched the residence of one of the accused, they found instructions on how to create explosives using bleach. The three people were allegedly with a group who attempted to enter through doors between the House and Senate chambers, according to The WSJ. The group was reportedly seen on video with eight to 10 other people who were wearing helmets, tactical vests and clothing with various symbols and colors known to represent the Oath Keepers, a right-wing militia group. Oath Keepers militia members arrested for role in...
    U.S. Tops 400,000 Deaths on Trumps Last Full Day as President The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Is Optimism on Four Wheels These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! 5 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick Right Now, According to a Nutrition Expert As if the new COVID-19 strain wasn't enough of a stressor, it's also high time for the flu and common cold, which means it's all the more important to keep your immune system in tip-top shape. Thankfully, there are several ways you can do this naturally—and on a daily basis. Nicole Avena, Ph.D., nutrition expert and author of Why Diets Fail, specializes in functional nutrition and holistic health. Here, she shares five tricks you can employ to best prepare...
    NY state court employee charged after allegedly threatening to kill several Democratic Congress members McConnell says Trump provoked Capitol assault, fed lies to mob Community Health Taps Into Junk-Bond Frenzy to Tame Debt (Bloomberg) -- Community Health Systems Inc., the debt-laden hospital chain that’s been staging a comeback, has more than doubled the size of a bond offering as it takes advantage of some of the lowest yields ever for speculative-grade issuers. Load Error After strong recent earnings results, the company is using the momentum to refinance a high coupon and push out maturities. Community is selling a $1.8 billion high-yield bond maturing in 2029 and announced a related tender offer Tuesday. The bond offering’s size was increased from $750 million due to strong demand from investors. The company is using the proceeds to buy back its outstanding $1.77 billion of 9.875% junior-priority secured notes due 2023, according...
    Fact check: Health and Human Services Brett Giroir confirms vaccine distribution is tracked to ensure dosing Gigantic dinosaur fossils found in Argentina may be world’s largest creature These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Shutterstock The #1 Best Tea for Fat Loss, According to Nutritionists The best tea for fat loss is any plain unsweetened tea that you choose to drink instead of some other unhealthy beverages like these belly busters: sweet tea, soda, juice, smoothies, beer, etc.). (For more background, here are 7 Ways Tea Can Help You Lose Weight.) Disappointed with that answer? Don't be. It's the honest truth: If you are looking for a magic bullet for weight loss, you won't find it in a teacup. Drinking...
    Lawyer Sidney Powell voluntarily dropped a lawsuit she previously described as “biblical,” alleging votes cast for President Donald Trump in Georgia were illegally switched to Joe Biden. Sidney Powell, a President Donald Trump ally, abruptly dropped the lawsuit Wednesday without any warning one day before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Politico’ Kyle Cheney reported. Powell had previously promised that the “biblical” lawsuit would “blow up” Georgia, according to The Associated Press. “I’m going to release the Kraken,” Powell told Fox Business in November, according to the AP. Releasing “the Kraken” is a reference to the film “Clash of the Titans.” Powell originally filed the lawsuit on Nov. 25, days after Georgia certified Biden’s victory in the state, according to Bloomberg Law. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger were listed as defendants in the suit. “This civil action brings to light a massive election fraud,” the lawsuit said....
    VIRUS TODAY: US death toll from COVID-19 passes 400,000 Four points for Biden to make in his inaugural address These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © fizkes / Shutterstock.com Now that the new year is in full swing, you’re ready to start shopping for a very big purchase — a new home. This is a major move, whether you’ll be a first-time homebuyer or are planning to trade up from your existing home, you want to be as informed as possible. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate tumbled to a record low 2.79% during the week of Jan. 14, according to Freddie Mac. While rates are expected to experience a moderate rise this year, they will remain low to encourage homebuying and refinancing....
    (L-R) Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos attend the "Marseille" Netflix TV Serie World Premiere At Palais Du Pharo In Marseille, on May 4, 2016 in Marseille, France.Stephane Cardinale | Corbis | Getty Images Netflix is set to report earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020 after the bell on Tuesday. Here are the key numbers analysts are looking for: Earnings per share (EPS): $1.39 expected, according to Refinitiv survey of analysts Revenue: $6.626 billion expected, according to Refinitiv Global paid net subscriber additions: 6.47 million expected, according to FactSet Executives continued to guide subscriber additions below that of previous quarters in its last report, citing the uncertainty created by the pandemic. But they said last quarter growth should return to pre-Covid levels as the world recovers. Despite production delays prompted by global shutdowns, Netflix still announced a huge slate of programming for 2021. The company...
    A Central Jersey man who is a U.S. Navy contractor with top-secret security clearance and access to ammunition has been charged with participating in the U.S. Capitol riot, federal authorities said. Timothy Louis Hale-Cusanelli, 30, of Monmouth County, described as an “avowed white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer” in court papers, allegedly told other pro-Trump rioters to advance during the deadly Jan. 6 insurgence, authorities said. He has been charged on five federal counts, including: knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority; disorderly conduct on Capitol Hill grounds; disrupting the orderly conduct of government business; parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building; and obstructing a law enforcement officer. The U.S. Army reservist reportedly works at the Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, where he has access to “a variety of munitions,” according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The Naval...
    Dolly Parton turns 75 on December 19. NBC/Getty Images Dolly Parton turns 75 on December 19.  To celebrate, we ranked every film in her career according to critics' reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Parton's highest-ranked film, 1980's "9 to 5" was also her acting debut.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dolly Parton is one of the most successful musicians of all time and is known for her philanthropic heart of gold, but she's also had her share of on-screen success.  Parton broke into Hollywood with her debut performance in the iconic 1980 film "9 to 5" — for which she wrote the hit song of the same name. Since then, she's appeared in numerous films and even has two features that tell the story of her own rags-to-riches journey.  In honor of her 75th birthday on December 19, we've ranked Parton's movies from worst to best, according...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — US death toll from the coronavirus tops 400,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Alyssa Powell/Business Insider When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Whether you've adopted a new dog or taken in a foster, you'll need supplies to start your rescue off on the right paw. Things like limited-ingredient diets, treats, harness, baby gate, and pee pads may help to make a new dog's transition to their new home less stressful. We spoke with experts at two dog shelters and a dog trainer to come up with a list of the 21 essential supplies you need for a new dog. Whether you've adopted your pet or are fostering them until a forever home can be found, it's important to set your dog up for success during their first days and weeks with you. Dogs thrive on routine and predictability. Everything will be easier in the long run if you can prevent...
    In a grim update, an official with the World Health Organization warned that global deaths related to the novel coronavirus are expected to surpass 100,000 a week "very soon."  For context, the world saw some 93,000 deaths last week, Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergency expert who made the warning on Monday during the organization's executive board meeting, said. The Americas region alone accounts for an estimated 47% of current deaths, he added, according to Reuters. In a grim update, an official with the World Health Organization warned that global deaths related to the novel coronavirus are expected to surpass 100,000 a week "very soon." (iStock) Overall, the novel disease has claimed more than 2 million lives across the globe to date.  In the United States, the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus is inching closer to 400,000 by the minute, with deaths at 399,500 as of this writing, according to estimates...
    Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Table of Contents Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Part 1: What are the best workout programs for beginners? Part 2: What should I do about feeling sore? Part 3: What should I eat before, during, and after my workouts? Part 4: What equipment should I buy? Part 1: What are the best workout programs for beginners? Part 2: What should I do about feeling sore? Part 3: What should I eat before, during, and after my workouts? Part 4: What equipment should I buy? When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. A new workout routine can bring up a lot of questions about what exercises to do,...
    A French citizen transferred over $500,000 in Bitcoin, before committing suicide, to various far-right groups that were seen at the Capitol riot. On Dec. 8, a computer programmer from France named Laurent Bachelier sent $250,000 in Bitcoin to Nick Fuentes, a far-right political commentator and Holocaust denier, according to the Wall Street Journal. The other $270,000 was split among various right-wing groups, according to a Chainalysis report. Other far right figures who received Bitcoin in the donation include Patrick Casey, Vincent Reynouard, and Ethan Ralph, as well as platforms and websites like the Daily Stormer, VDARE, and Gab. https://t.co/LznOztFphH pic.twitter.com/tgTjbvVlnQ — Chainalysis (@chainalysis) January 14, 2021 Fuentes was also seen on a live stream days before the riot suggesting to his audience that due to lack of leverage, all they can do to state legislators is “kill them.” White supremacist and Trump apologist Nick Fuentes encourages his viewers to kill...
    The first US case. The first death. The first outbreak at a nursing home. UK registers record 1,610 Covid daily deaths These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Shutterstock Ugly Side Effects of Eating Potato Chips, According to Science Any balanced diet can include a bit of healthy, moderate snacking, but going overboard on any junk food can do some real damage. While you might assume you can get away with eating a few chips, you can easily undo any positive nutrition goals you gained from eating healthy. If you love indulging in chips, you can guarantee to see some very scary bodily changes over the course of your life, especially if you eat a ton of these salty, fat-filled...
    India will export batches of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to low and middle-income countries as early as Wednesday, according to a Reuters report. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine was granted emergency use authorization by the World Health Organization in India on Jan. 6, according to Reuters. The current distribution plan from one of the world’s leading drug manufacturers opens the door for nations that have limited to no access to or adequate storage for vaccines. Bhutan, a small nation in Southeast Asia, will receive the first batch of exports, according to unnamed government officials, who requested anonymity until formal announcements were made in India, Reuters reported. Bangladesh is set to receive the next batch of vaccines on Thursday. “Bangladesh will receive 2 million doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from India as a gift on Jan. 21,” the officials said. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca and produced by the...
    He blockade Trump on Facebook and Instagram has been the limit decision of these platforms after the repeated violation of its civic integrity policies. The President of the United States lost his virtual megaphone hours after the assault on the Capitol; the day that Joe Biden’s victory was to be certified. The foundations of the oldest democracy in the world were taking a hit and the technological ones were beginning to take unprecedented measures against the profiles of the president to avoid messages that incite violence. The Mark Zuckerberg company initially announced that the Trump blockade was to be for 24 hours. However, after evaluating the situation, a drastic decision was made: maintain the ban indefinitely. “We believe that the risks of allowing President Trump to continue using our service during this period are simply too great, which is why we are extending the block we have placed on his...
    Over 40 industry members have urged U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak to support the U.K. cinema industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Christopher Nolan, Jude Law and others claimed the industry needs “targeted funding support” in a letter to the chancellor, according to a report published Monday by Yahoo! News. 40 film industry figures, including directors Christopher Nolan and Steve McQueen and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, have written to the government requesting further support for the country’s exhibition sector. https://t.co/9aUsasXaTZ — Variety (@Variety) January 18, 2021 “We recognise the support that government has already been able to provide,” the group said, according to the outlet. “But we fear that this will not be enough, with the challenges being most acute for those larger cinema operators who have not been able to access any tailored funding.” “These companies represent over 80 per cent of the market, in many ways constituting its...
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    FBI Guy Wesley Reffitt. Guy Wesley Reffitt is the Texas man who made headlines after his teenage children told investigators Reffitt threatened to shoot them if they turned him over to the FBI. According to the criminal complaint, Reffitt initially boasted to his family about being at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in order to “protect the country.” But a few days later, Reffitt became concerned the FBI was “watching” him and warned his children not to say anything about his role that day. Reffitt was arrested on January 16 and faces a federal charge for obstruction of justice. As of this writing, he remained behind bars at the Fannin County Jail, inmate records show. Reffitt does not yet have a defense attorney listed on his case, according to a search of federal court records. Here’s what you need to know: 1. The FBI Identified Reffitt...
    2 Guardsmen with ties to right-wing militias axed from inauguration mission Report: 2 Guard members dropped from inauguration for right-wing militia ties These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft
    Students looking to take the SAT will no longer have to worry about the optional essay-writing portion, as the College Board revealed it is dropping that section and will no longer offer any supplementary subject tests. The organization said the coronavirus pandemic "accelerated a process already underway at the College Board to simplify our work and reduce demands on students." "After June 2021, the Essay will only be available in states where it’s required for SAT School Day administrations for accountability purposes," a press release from the organization said. "Students registered for the SAT with Essay this spring can cancel the Essay portion at any time, free of charge." The College Board will also revise the main math and reading portions of the SAT in an effort to make the test "more flexible" and "streamlined" — including providing the option to take the test digitally. College Board chief David Coleman...
    More On: capitol riot French man sent far-right groups $500K in bitcoin before his suicide Ankle bracelet outs man who attended Capitol riot Woman accused of stealing Pelosi’s laptop in Capitol riot arrested Telling the ‘deplorables’ to shut up only feeds extremism Retired New York City firefighter Thomas Fee, who was sought by the feds in connection with the riots at the US Capitol, turned himself in Tuesday morning, officials said. Fee, 53, who lives on Long Island and surrendered in Queens, will appear virtually before a federal magistrate judge in Central Islip, according to John Marzulli, spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office Eastern District. On Saturday, he was charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, according to a criminal complaint filed in Washington, DC. Fee, who has a history of racist...
    JUPITER (CBSMiami/AP) – All 67 Publix pharmacies in Palm Beach County will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to people 65 and older. Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement Tuesday in Jupiter. The vaccinations are by appointment only, no walk-ins will be accepted. Those interested will be able to sign up to receive the Moderna vaccine on Publix’s website in the next day or so. Vaccinations are expected to get underway Thursday. Publix anticipates that it will be able to provide 125 vaccinations per day at each pharmacy. There are 181 Publix pharmacies across 15 counties providing vaccines to senior citizens, according to the governor. Palm Beach County is the largest so far to offer vaccines at Publix. DeSantis said about 25 percent of the county’s residents are 65 or older. More from CBSMiami.com COVID-19 Data Scientist Rebekah Jones Released From Jail, Said She Tested Positive For COVID-19 Pembroke...
    Eating dinner could help you stay a healthy weight. Getty Skipping dinner might make you more likely to gain weight, according to a new, large-scale study. Researchers from Osaka University concluded that not eating dinner is a "significant predictor of weight gain" and being overweight or obese. Those who skipped dinner all the time or occasionally were more likely to be older, more overweight, a smoker or drinker, and to sleep for a shorter period of time. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A new large-scale study suggests that skipping dinner could result in weight gain and a higher likelihood of being overweight or obese.  For years, research has linked skipping breakfast with increased BMI (body mass index), but few studies have been carried out into the effect of the other meals of the day.  However, researchers at Osaka University, whose study assessed breakfast, lunch, and dinner...
    An alleged Capitol rioter accused by a former partner of stealing a laptop or hard drive from Nancy Pelosi's office has surrendered to authorities, two sources confirmed to CBS News. The former partner of Riley Williams told authorities that she planned to give the device to a friend who would sell it to Russia's foreign intelligence service, a claim that authorities are investigating but have not yet confirmed.  Williams' former romantic partner called the FBI multiple times in the days following the riots to report that they had seen her in videos inside the Capitol, according to court documents. The partner, referred to as Witness 1, allegedly said friends of Williams had shown them a video of her taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Speaker Pelosi's office during the riots.  The witness told the FBI that Williams "intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia,...
    Eager to leave Tottenham, Dele Alli stepped up to demand his departure. But Tottenham is still greedy … Long questioned in the columns of France Football, Leonardo did not fail to mention the winter transfer window, ten days before the end of the market. And unsurprisingly, the sports director of the PSG wanted to be very careful. ” We will see the opportunities, especially through loans. It will also depend on our needs because we already have twenty-eight players in the squad. But we are necessarily listening. It’s an exciting job to reinvent yourself in this time of crisis “, he explained. Read also: PSG really made a big splash Comments close to those he made last summer. And as during the last summer transfer window, we will probably have to wait for the last moments of this transfer market to see PSG register reinforcements, if there are...
    ‘Car Choir,’ bear boom, festival changes: News from around our 50 states The acting Capitol Police chief’s tough task Birkenstock in Talks for $5 Billion Sale to CVC Capital (Bloomberg) -- Birkenstock, the German company behind the iconic sandals worn by hippies and preppies alike, is in talks to be taken over by CVC Capital Partners, according to people familiar with the matter. The private equity firm is in advanced negotiations with the family owners of the nearly 250-year-old brand, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential information. A deal could value the business at more than 4 billion euros ($4.8 billion) including debt, the people said. © Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe Popular Retail And Other Chain Brands In Germany Birkenstock sandals on display at a store in Berlin. Load Error Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images While Birkenstock launched its sandals in the...
    A Texas man has been charged with threatening a second attack on the US Capitol by enough armed rioters to overpower any “standing army or police agency,” according to federal authorities. Troy Anthony Smocks, 58, of Dallas, allegedly made the dire declaration on Jan. 6 — the same day the Capitol was breached during a joint session of Congress, leading to five deaths, including the slaying of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. “Many of us will return on January 19th, 2021, carrying our weapons in support of Our nation’s resolve, to which the world will never forget,” Smocks wrote, according to court papers filed in Washington, DC, federal court. “We will come in numbers that no standing army or police agency can match.” On Jan. 7, Smocks also specifically vowed to target “RINOS, Dems, and Tech Execs,” an affidavit says. “Prepare our weapons, and then go get’em. Lets hunt...
    Sony Playstation 5 : Lately the Fortnite Battle Royale item store has seen various skins of video game characters that no one imagined within the Epic Games game universe. From Kratos himself to the Master Chief … so it’s no wonder that rumors now reach us about the possible launch of a Lara Croft skin, the mythical heroine of the Tomb Raider saga. And it is that according to the last leaks found by one of the dataminers from the community and collected from the Gamerant portal, it is quite likely that at some next date Lara will end up appearing in Season 5: Zero Point as a crossover. We tell you what is known about it. Lara Croft skin in Fortnite leaked During this past weekend, one of the dataminers of the Fortnite community called Mang0e on Twitter, published a curious finding that he has made within the...
    MANCHESTER UNITED outcast Jesse Lingard is keen to leave Old Trafford this month but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is wary of letting him go, according to reports. Inter Milan, West Ham, Tottenham, Sheffield United, Porto, Marseille, and Nice are all said to be interested in the midfielder. 3Jesse Lingard is 'keen to leave Man Utd this month'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 3But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is wary of approving the moveCredit: EPA But the 28-year-old will not be going anywhere if his manager has anything to do with it sparking a tug-of-war between the pair, according to ESPN. Former England international Lingard has played just three times for Solskjaer's side this season. And he is said to be 'desperate' for first-team football. Solskjaer reportedly sympathises with Lingard's position but wants him to stay until the end of the season to ensure he has cover for the packed fixture schedule in the...
    Fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger has finally sold his massive Connecticut mansion for $45 million and will be moving more than 1,250 miles down south. Hilfiger inked a deal in less than half a year, according to the New York Post. The 22-acre estate was originally listed in September by Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich Brokerage. TOMMY HILFIGER'S CONNECTICUT HOME LISTED FOR SALE Located at 30 John Street in Greenwich, Conn., the French Normandy-style mansion has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three powder rooms. Hilfiger, 69, and his wife Dee Ocleppo, 54, lived in the mansion for around a decade. The pair were treated to upscale amenities, including a private pool, ample covered parking and six fireplaces to keep warm during the winter months. There’s also a koi pond, tennis court, decorative fountains and multiple lush gardens and lawns. DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON LISTS GEORGIA ESTATE FOR $7.5M Stunning views of the...
    Almost a year has passed since we saw the iPad Pro arrive in its 2020 edition and we are already very close to the 2021 model. It is at least what can be deduced by seeing the renders that have been leaked of what may be the next Apple tablet version. An iPad that everything points, would return with 11 and 12.9 inch sizes. A model that according to the leaked images, it would maintain the basis of the model that we all know in terms of design, to focus the improvements on the changes that would come in its internal components, adapted to the improvements that Apple usually introduces each period of time. No change on the outside … apparently A leak possible thanks to David Kowalski, who has been in charge of sharing CAD-based images of upcoming iPad Pro models (2021) that would hit the market. Models that...
    Destiny / Zero is one of the most popular entries in Type-Moon’s Destiny series. As a prequel to the perennially popular Fate / Stay Night, it provides context for some of the latest events in the series, as well as introduces new characters and brings new attention to some of the characters seen in Fate / Stay Night. This series is well regarded by fans, as shown on the series ‘IMDb page, which lists the series’ episode rankings. Some of the episodes are rated higher than others, but the best series are all well regarded, with remarkably high ratings even for a well-loved series. Here are the top 10 episodes of Destiny / Zero, ranked according to IMDb. 10 « Distant Memories »: 8.5 « Distant Memories » follows the protagonist Kiritsugu Emiya as he relives the earliest memories of his childhood, the events of which are directly...
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is teaming up with a number of major businesses, like Starbucks, to help streamline its coronavirus vaccine rollout as a means to significantly increase the rate at which it can vaccinate residents. On Monday, Inslee announced a statewide public-private partnership to build up the state’s infrastructure so that it is able to eventually able to vaccinate 45,000 residents per day. Each stakeholder in the group has a different responsibility. Starbucks is expected to commit employees to help optimize vaccination sites, with a focus on patient experience, the company said. They will also help with scalable solutions for equitable access and expanding site selection across 39 counties and 29 tribal nations. STARBUCKS INVESTING $100M IN SMALL BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY PROJECTS "This is an opportunity to serve others and have impact on a significant humanitarian effort," Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and CEO, said in a statement. "Governor Inslee has...
    Everything indicates that there may be a movie of Peaky blinders. At least that’s what creator and producer Steven Knight commented, who is already preparing to present the sixth season of the production starring Cillian Murphy, which will be the last. According to Steven Knight, a Peaky Blinders movie is not ruled out. In a statement that the creative released to the media (via Entertainment Weekly), it is anticipated that, for this conclusion, something shocking is being prepared, which will captivate the followers: Peaky is back explosively. After the forced delay in production due to the COVID pandemic, we found the family in dire straits and the risk has never been higher. We believe this will be the best season ever and we are sure our wonderful fans will love it. While the TV series ends, the story will continue in another form«. With this statement, the creative suggests that...
    By Priscilla Alvarez | CNN President-elect Joe Biden plans to immediately begin the rollout of his immigration agenda upon taking office Wednesday, but the new administration will also have to contend with migrants already on the US-Mexico border, as well as those on their way. Among the first actions Biden plans to take is proposing legislation that would offer a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrations currently in the United States. The legislation, which has already been drafted, includes an immediate path to citizenship for participants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and Temporary Protected Status program, among others, border technology, and aid to Central America, according to people briefed on the plan. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has said the proposal also includes cutting down the amount of time it takes to get citizenship to eight years. Biden will also sign dozens of executive orders,...
    New York : Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets. Photo: Jared C. Tilton / . The base of Brooklyn nets, Kyrie irving bought a house from the family of George Floyd, as revealed by the former NBA player Stephen Jackson. According to what was stated by Jackson, who was a great friend of George Floyd, Irving and other celebrities showed kindness to the family of whom he inspired the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. “Kyrie Irving bought them a house. The manager of Lil Wayne bought them a Mercedes Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them Disney shares“, Revealed the former basketball player for” The Rematch. “ ???????? Kyrie #Irving and the enormous gesture he had with George Floyd’s family ???? The Brooklyn Nets base had an attitude worthy of applause towards the environment of the American killed by the police on May 25th. Https://t.co/O5bE8cRPh8 – TyC Sports (@TyCSports) January...
    New York : Being health the most important topic today, we all want feed us differently and of more natural way. For achieve it successfully one of the most important measures without a doubt is to avoid the consumption of processed foods, they are the enemy of health, well-being and longevity. That is why in last months everyone talks about the importance of avoid consumption of added sugars. It is well known that a diet rich in sugars is the direct way to live less and above all it is a dietary habit that considerably increases the risk of suffering chronic diseases and degenerative. The worrying thing is that today with the growth of the food industry, we find added sugars even in the most unexpected productss. Considering that many Americans base their meals and snacks in the consumption of processed and fast foodsit’s worth taking much more...
    A good liar is like a chameleon. In a new study, researchers have identified a strong sign of fibbing: mimicking the body language of the person they’re lying to. “A liar and a copycat,” the title of the new study now published in the Royal Society’s Open Science journal, could later lead to applications of the theory in criminal justice, New Scientist reported on Friday. “Liars often deliberately change their behavior into a way they think truth-tellers behave, but this particular copycat behavior is something they wouldn’t even try to manipulate because they don’t realize they’re doing it,” said Sophie Van Der Zee, researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. “That could make it an interesting cue for detecting deceit,” she told New Scientist. The study asked university students to solve a puzzle while under the impression that the task should take five minutes or...
    By Kelly Murray, CNN (CNN) — Frankly, this could very well be someone’s dream job. Kraft Heinz is looking to hire a new team of Hotdoggers (yes, that’s what the job posting says) to drive its famous hot dog-shaped Wienermobile across the country for a year. An ideal Hotdogger is an “outgoing, creative, friendly, exuberant, college graduate who has an appetite for adventure and is willing to see the country through the windshield of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile for one year,” the job description reads. Hotdoggers will hit the open road in the 27-foot orange and yellow vehicle, stopping at more than 200 events, according to the job posting. They’ll also appear on local television and radio and do newspaper interviews, and they will create content for social media. They will sleep in hotels or short-term corporate housing across the country. In March 2020, all Wienermobile events were canceled because...
    A Texas man with ties to a far-right militia participated in the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol and threatened to shoot his children if they turned him in to authorities, according to court documents.  Guy Reffitt, a resident of the Dallas suburb of Wylie, was arguing with his son and daughter about his trip to Washington D.C., when he made threatening remarks, his wife told the FBI. "If you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors … traitors get shot," he allegedly said.  CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER BRIAN SICKNICK'S FAMILY SAYS HIS DEATH SHOULD NOT BE POLITICAL Authorities said Guy Reffitt participated in the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol. His family said he made threatening remarks to prevent them from talking to authorities, according to court documents.  (FBI) Reffitt is charged with obstruction and knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted...
    DALLAS (AP) — The FBI has arrested two more Texas men for alleged crimes related to the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Guy Reffitt was arrested Friday at his home in Wylie, a city about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of downtown Dallas, according to court records. An FBI spokeswoman said Matthew Carl Mazzocco, 37, was also arrested without incident in San Antonio on Sunday. Reffitt is charged with obstruction of justice and unlawful entry. According to an affidavit, the 48-year-old was recorded on video outside the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and later threatened his wife and children if they turned him in. Mazzocco is charged with unlawful entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, the FBI spokeswoman said. He is set to make a first appearance in a San Antonio federal court Tuesday, and more information was not immediately available on the charges against him. An...
    More On: capitol riot Colorado man with militia ties allegedly assaulted Capitol cops at riot Pro-gun rally in Virginia has cops on high alert Former NYC firefighter faces arrest in Capitol riot Sen. Hawley gets new book deal after publisher dumps him over Capitol riots A Texas man has been charged with threatening a second attack on the US Capitol by enough armed rioters to overpower any “standing army or police agency,” according to federal authorities. Troy Anthony Smocks, 58, of Dallas, allegedly made the dire declaration on Jan. 6 — the same day the Capitol was breached during a joint session of Congress, leading to five deaths, including the slaying of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. “Many of us will return on January 19th, 2021, carrying our weapons in support of Our nation’s resolve, to which the world will never forget,” Smocks wrote, according to court papers filed...
    President-elect Joe Biden announced that he and incoming first lady Jill Biden will pack boxes at a food bank in South Philadelphia for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Bidens will be volunteering at Philabundance, a food bank that distributes food in Philadelphia and Delaware County, according to the New York Post. Service is a fitting way to start to heal, unite, and rebuild this country we love. I hope you’ll join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in the National Day of Service: https://t.co/H4pDdtXc3V pic.twitter.com/ecHlPK7PAO — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 17, 2021 “Serving is a fitting way to start to heal, unite, and rebuild this country we love,” Biden said in a video posted on Twitter. (RELATED: REPORT: Food Bank See Unprecedented Demand During Pandemic) The Biden team is offering a number of different ways for people to volunteer through its...
    Citizens of the countries of the European Union (EU) view with uncertainty and concern the spread at full speed of the third wave of covid-19 while the different governments are not able to achieve a homogeneous method to stop it, while the The rate of vaccination is not the same everywhere, which is causing important differences, which have already been brought to attention by community authorities. Global cases of COVID-19 reached 93 million today, 683,000 of them registered on the last day, according to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), which also reported that 40 million doses of vaccine have been exceeded. anticovid administered in fifty countries. The deaths in the pandemic amount to 2.02 million, 12,800 of them notified in the last 24 hours, always according to data from the Geneva-based agency. The graph of daily infections, but especially that of deaths, show an increase at a global...
    Reuters January 18, 2021 1 Comment Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to take over the U.S. Treasury, is expected to affirm the United States’ commitment to market-set currency rates when she testifies on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Treasury secretary nominee will make clear at a Senate confirmation hearing that the United States does not seek a weaker dollar, the newspaper reported https://on.wsj.com/35NaV8W on Sunday, citing Biden transition officials familiar with her preparation. “The value of the U.S. dollar and other currencies should be determined by markets. Markets adjust to reflect variations in economic performance and generally facilitate adjustments in the global economy,” Yellen will say according to the report, if asked about the incoming administration’s dollar policy. “The United States doesn’t seek a weaker currency to gain competitive advantage,” she is prepared to say, according to the WSJ. “We should oppose attempts...
    California’s top epidemiologist recommended that healthcare providers stop administering a specific batch of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after a series of allergic reactions Sunday night at Petco Park, according to the Los Angeles Times. The reactions occurred at San Diego County’s drive-through vaccination site at Petco Park, according to the Los Angeles Times. California monitors people for at least 15 minutes after they receive the vaccine to see if they have a reaction, according to CDC guidelines. While the affected individuals’ specific symptoms were not revealed, they were described as “severe.” California health officials advising providers hold off using a certain lot of Moderna vaccine due to “higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions,” which was only described as “fewer than 10” in 24 hours that required medical attention. pic.twitter.com/fwv3Kd2GHl — Tarryn Mento (@TBMento) January 18, 2021 Dr. Erica Pan explained the move was driven by “an extreme abundance of caution.”...
    Kevin Porter Jr. is expected to be traded or released by the Cavaliers after a recent outburst related to a byproduct of the James Harden blockbuster, according to multiple reports. A former first-round pick who had not yet played this season because of personal issues, Porter got into a screaming match and even threw food Friday night after his locker was moved to a wall with younger players, The Athletic reported on Monday. Porter’s old locker was reportedly given to Taurean Prince, who came over from the Nets as part of the four-team Harden trade. Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman soon entered the locker room and confronted Porter, who “remained combative,” according to the report. The 20-year-old guard was then told to clean out his new locker and teammates were told he would no longer be part of the team, ESPN reported. Porter, the No. 30 pick out of USC...
    More On: Paycheck Protection Program Scott Stringer wants more COVID stimulus funding to go to NYC businesses Next round of PPP begins amid COVID-19 surge How COVID relief bill will help small businesses Feds seize $8.4 million from Florida ‘ministry’ in PPP fraud case A trio of supplements sellers snagged millions in coronavirus relief loans last spring — all within weeks of getting dinged by the feds for questionable claims about their products, The Post has learned. The vitamin marketers joined the rush for Paycheck Protection Program aid in early 2020, even as their sales reps angled to cash in on the pandemic, government records show. The reps claimed on social media that their shakes, teas and powders could help protect consumers from the deadly virus, according to the Federal Trade Commission. “Instead of stockpiling toilet paper, you need to do something to help you fight the virus!” a...
    Zak Doffman, a cybersecurity specialist, explained what is the flaw in this service. January 18, 2021 2 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. The advice given by the specialist is that if you are using Facebook Messenger, migrate to any other platform that protects your messages with end-to-end encryption. Are you worried about the privacy of your messages? According to cybersecurity specialist Zak Doffman, we should stop using Facebook Messenger . The reason? There is no proper protection of our messages. According to the specialist, the flight of users that caused the policy change in WhatsApp is a distraction from how bad it is the invasion of its sister platform in our privacy. Image: Jakub Porzycki / NurPhoto / . via Engadget The greatest defense of WhatsApp so...
    More On: capitol riot Feds charge Staten Island man in US Capitol siege Jon Stewart, ‘Tarzan’ actor to lead ‘virtual parade’ for Biden inauguration GitHub HR boss quits over firing of Jewish staffer Texas woman arrested in Capitol riot has no regrets, feels like martyr A Texas man with ties to a right-wing extremist group threatened to shoot his children if they told the FBI he traveled to Washington to storm the Capitol with other President Trump supporters, according to court documents. Guy Reffitt threatened his daughter and son while arguing with them about his role in the Capitol siege, his wife told an FBI agent, according to the court papers filed in Washington, DC. “If you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors . . . traitors get shot,” Reffitt allegedly said to his kids. Reffitt was tracked down...
    FLOYD Mayweather's love life has been the subject of controversy for years – and his latest hook-up raised eyebrows too. Last week, The Sun revealed he's dating the "lead" dancer at his strip club and he's even planning on having a baby with her, according to a source. 13Floyd Mayweather and Anna Monroe are now said to be in a relationshipCredit: Instagram Brit-American Anna Monroe, who works at Girl Collection in Las Vegas, was also filmed giving Mayweather a lapdance at the strip joint. "They have been seeing each other on and off for a while, whenever Floyd decides," a family friend said. "Now Floyd wants another child he only wants Anna to be the mother." Mayweather, 43, is one of the most successful boxers of all time and one of only a handful of sportsmen to ever earn over $1billion (£760million) during his career. ...
    People in Germany who refuse to quarantine after exposure to Covid-19 will reportedly be held in detention centers within multiple German states. The German state of Saxony will begin building a detention center next week within a refugee camp to house those who refuse to quarantine, according to an article published Sunday by The Telegraph. German quarantine breakers to be held in refugee camps, detention centers https://t.co/UY1FwG2oMA pic.twitter.com/sPuOL5QxXZ — New York Post (@nypost) January 18, 2021 Other German states, including Baden-Wurttemberg, Brandenburg, and Schleswig-Holstein, are building similar facilities or have already completed them, according to The Telegraph, citing a report from German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. Baden-Wurttemberg has allegedly set aside rooms in two hospitals that will be guarded by police to house repeat offenders. Saxony has reportedly stressed that the facility will only be used to house people who have continually broken quarantine rules. “It’s true that inequality...
    ABC/Eric McCandless Some stars dream of winning the mirrorball trophy on Dancing With the Stars, but one star recently opened up about being happy when they were voted off the show during their season. The O.C. actress Mischa Barton was on Dancing With the Stars in 2016, and her time on the show isn’t often remembered fondly by viewers. Barton was paired with pro dancer Artem Chigvintsev for the three weeks before they were eliminated. “Ugh, I had no idea it would be so bad,” she told The Ringer after her time on the show. “I got told off by my dancer.” Chigvintsev won his first mirrorball trophy at the end of season 29 in 2020 alongside Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe.The Show Didn’t Rise to Barton’s Expectations View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mischa Barton (@mischabarton) According to the interview, Barton went in believing it would be more of a...