Drivers lined up outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on November 24, part of a nationwide crush of Americans seeking COVID-19 tests before Thanksgiving.This footage, taken on a road leading to the stadium, shows vehicles parked along the side, queuing for a testing site at the stadium, which is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team.Tropicana Field, where the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team plays, is also being used as a testing site.As of November 23, Florida had recorded over 953,300 cases and at least 18,383 deaths in the state tied to the coronavirus. Credit: @Disco_Dodo via Storyful
MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said the restrictions made it impossible to operate out of the Ana Francisca Perez de Leon II hospital in the poor neighborhood of Petare, in the east of capital Caracas. It said it would maintain programs at the Vargas hospital in Caracas and some facilities elsewhere in the country. "Although the international team has been replaced almost entirely by qualified Venezuelan personnel and remote consultations, we need specialist staff on site who are familiar with MSF's processes," Isaac Alcalde, MSF's general coordinator in Venezuela, said in a statement.
Retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods are reaping the benefits of a pandemic-driven shopping spree for new golf clubs, kayaks, hiking boots, and more.
The much-anticipated holiday light and window display at Manhattan’s Saks Fifth Avenue was unveiled on Monday, November 23, as the flagship department store marked the arrival of this year’s festive season in New York City.Due to the pandemic, the 2020 reveal was more subdued than previous years. A year earlier, streets were closed to allow hundreds of people to attend the unveiling and see a performance by singer Idina Menzel. Credit: @keepingupwiththekhandpurs via Storyful
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President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he is not giving up his fight to overturn the election results, but across the federal government, preparations were beginning in earnest to support President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration. Within hours of the General Services Administration’s acknowledgement Monday evening of Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election, career federal officials opened the doors of agencies to hundreds of transition aides ready to prepare for his Jan. 20 inauguration. An administration official said logistics on when and where Biden will first receive the briefing were still being worked out.
It may never be known whether Donald Trump truly believed he won the 2020 US election, or if the last two weeks have been an extended face-saving exercise. Some senior Republicans, who have remained publicly silent, viewed the president's legal assault on the electoral system as akin to a tantrum, or to him working through the various stages of grief. Whatever his motivation, the president's decision on Monday to accept the formal transition process marked the end of an extraordinary interregnum. It began on Nov 7 when all major US television networks "called" the election for Joe Biden. At this point, it is traditional for one candidate to concede, although it is simply a custom. Instead, Mr Trump began making allegations of widespread voter fraud, and assembled a legal team to overturn counts in various battleground states. Three dozen cases were filed in six states. The vast majority were rejected by a judge, or withdrawn. Not a single case of voter fraud was upheld by a court. One legal expert described the strategy as like "throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks, which I tell my law students is never a good strategy." Mr Trump became increasingly frustrated with his legal team. But the frustration went both ways, and several lawyers withdrew from representing him in court. Rudy Giuliani, Mr Trump's personal lawyer, seized control. His all-out attack culminated in a bizarre, hour-long press conference on Nov 19. The claims Mr Giuliani made about voter fraud were overshadowed when black hair dye rolled down his cheeks. At the same event Sidney Powell, another firebrand lawyer, made claims including that voting software had been created at the direction of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Mr Giuliani later distanced himself from her, saying Ms Powell was "not a member of the Trump Legal Team". Then, on Monday, a number of things collided to force Mr Trump's hand. Rush Limbaugh, the massively popular conservative radio talk show host, and friend of the president, issued a rare attack.
Lines for COVID-19 tests snaked around city blocks in New York on November 24, as residents rushed find space in clinics just two days before Thanksgiving.This video, taken on Tuesday in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, shows dozens of people in a queue leading to a CityMD location. New Yorkers have reported waits of as much as seven hours at CityMD clinics this week. Patients haven’t faired much better at facilities run by the city.New York City’s seven-day average of new cases remains above 1,100. On November 18, the city announced that public schools would close due to higher positive test rates. Credit: @nycmrd via Storyful
The Government has given cruises the green light to restart once companies agree to pick up the bill if passengers have to be repatriated because of a Covid outbreak. The cruise industry has been in suspended animation since July, when the Foreign Office issued blanket advice against all cruise ship travel following a string of Covid outbreaks around the world. The advice has made it impossible for travellers to get holiday insurance and effectively halted a sector which the industry estimates to be worth almost £10 billion to the UK economy. In an interview with The Telegraph, Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, said the cruise sector had worked "very, very hard" to guarantee Covid-secure travel but added that, for the final clearance, the Government wanted reassurance that it would pick up the cost of repatriation. The Foreign Office had to spend around £6 million flying hundreds of passengers stranded after cruise ships were hit by Covid outbreaks, trapping many in quarantine on the quayside. "Provided that [the agreement on repatriation] is case, this green lights cruises as long as they are Covid secure and using all the tests," said Mr Shapps. In a joint statement, the Cruise Lines International Association and the UK Chamber of Shipping welcomed the Government taskforce's report on kick-starting travel and commitment to restarting cruising but said there was still "no certainty" over when it could happen. "The Government must now set a timeline to safely start domestic cruises in early 2021, and international cruises to destinations for which travel corridors are open from spring 2021," it said. "As the Government rightly acknowledges, the industry needs this clarity and confidence to start planning for operational restart of cruise ships, which can take up to three months." The problems have been highlighted by P&O; Cruises, which has cancelled sailings until at least April. The company, owned by FTSE 100 operator Carnival, blamed "ever-changing guidance around international travel" and differing regulations across European ports. The cancellation means that P&O; will have been out of action for more than a year. Its last cruise set sail in March.
A director who forgot to hit the mute button said he was “mortified” after being heard commenting negatively on an actor’s home during a video-call audition.Actor Lukas Gage, known for his role in Euphoria, was in his apartment for the audition, and heard the director, identified as Tristram Shapeero, speaking disparagingly about Gage’s home to another person.“These poor people live in these tiny apartments,” Shapeero says, unaware Gage can hear him. “I’m looking at his background and he’s got his TV…”Gage then cuts in, saying: “I know it’s a s——y apartment that’s why [you should] give me this job so I can get a better one.”“Oh my god, I am so, so sorry,” Shaperro replies. “I am absolutely mortified,” he says.Shapeero has since issued an apology to Gage for what he described as his “unprofessional behavior.” Credit: Lukas Gage via Storyful
For once, the country music patriarchy is riding shotgun. Country may be renowned as a genre where the women do not always get a fair shake, but you would not guess that from how the nominations for the 2021 Grammys shook out. Female solo artists or bands with women as primary lead singers accounted for […]
With coronavirus cases spiking in the U.S. and Europe, the financial outlook of the world’s airlines is getting worse. The forecast from the International Air Transport Association was worse than the group's June estimate of $100 billion in losses for the two years. The latest estimate breaks down to airlines losing $66 for every passenger carried this year.
Nov.24 -- Amazon.com Inc. is doling out hiring bonuses as high as $3,000 to make sure it has enough people to get through the holiday shopping season. That’s stoking resentment among existing workers who recently got coupons for Thanksgiving turkeys. Bloomberg's Jackie Davalos reports on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."
Only twice in the history of the Grammy Awards has a London cast recording ever scored a nomination in the Best Musical Theater album category -- first in 1984, when "Cats" won, and again in 1999 when the London cast recording of "Chicago" was nominated. This year, “Amélie” was among the albums to land a […]
Wolff thinks the market is too enthusiastic with vaccine news, given widespread distribution is not likely until the middle of next year at best.
Warner Bros. has unveiled global release dates for "Wonder Woman 1984." As the studio announced last week, the superhero sequel -- spotlighting Gal Gadot's female heroine -- will debut simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. In the U.S., "Wonder Woman 1984" is hitting the big screen on Dec. 25 as planned. But overseas, where […]
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