Pennsylvania certified Biden, who won the state's popular vote, as its winner this week. Under Pennsylvania law, the candidate who wins the popular vote in the state gets all of the state's 20 electoral votes.
Barcelona have reached an agreement with representatives of their players and coaching staff to temporarily cut salaries and postpone bonuses due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the club said on Friday.
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— The coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a small beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy. — Some colleges and universities are rethinking plans for next semester as coronavirus cases surge around the country. — The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to lay off 4,000 more workers at its theme parks in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the working class Buenos Aires district of La Boca, the death of Diego Maradona has cast a long shadow stretching out from the stadium of Boca Juniors where he played in his youth and returned to in his later years. "Diego died and everything changed," said Maria Eugenia Toledo, 30, who works near the stadium. Daniel Hernan Lopez, a 41-year-old electrician who was taking photos in front of the stadium, where fans left candles, flags, flowers and posters, said it was hard to know "how to live on without the greatest person in the world."
Charlton, who helped England beat West Germany to become world champions in 1966, was a tough tackling centre back who graduated from the Leeds academy and spent his entire playing career at the club, making 773 appearances. He helped Leeds win promotion from the Second Division twice and was also part of the team that won the League Cup in 1968 and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup the same year and in 1971.
Jeremy Corbyn’s controversial four-day working week policy is set to be adopted by the SNP. In a conference motion to be debated on Monday, activists are expected to support calls for Scottish ministers to conduct a review of the plan with a view to making it an official policy. Opponents said that if implemented, the "ludicrous" policy would cost Scottish public bodies more than £2.5 billion, or mean slashing wages or services. Cutting working hours was a flagship policy of Mr Corbyn when he was Labour leader, with a promise to move to a 32-hour week within a decade part of his manifesto for last year’s election, which saw the party record its worst result since 1935. In a resolution about “jobs and building the wellbeing economy”, to be debated immediately after a keynote speech by finance secretary Kate Forbes, a move away from “a goal of ever-greater economic growth and consumption” is proposed.
A female security guard who was wrongly and repeatedly called “Mr” by her firm - including in court papers - has won a £2k pay out for sexual harassment. Sarwat Shah was working in the male dominated sector as a security guard for Morrisons supermarket when her colleagues repeatedly misgendered her - presuming she was male. Being addressed as a man by her colleagues, despite being a woman, left Miss Shah feeling “extremely upset”. The comments made her stressed and anxious and when people continued to call her “Mr” she was reduced to tears. Miss Shah, from Croydon, told the tribunal that she was referred to as a man at least five times in writing - as well as numerous occasions over the phone - while working for the company in 2019. One man apologised to her for making the mistake - and then went on to call her 'Mr' on two more occasions. The security guard said she is still “agitated” by the confusion. An employment tribunal held in London has now concluded that the “male dominated” business should have made more of an effort to “avoid making assumptions” about its employees. The company, Total Security Services Ltd, had even misgendered Miss Shah in its witness statement, referring to her as a “Mr” which the tribunal said was “very surprising”. The company had also got her surname incorrect, calling her as “Shaw” rather than “Shah”. Total Security Services claimed that the mistakes were due to an “administrative error”. They said that software they used for their online portal didn’t require people to provide a gender. This meant that Miss Shah had been addressed as just “Sarwat” on the online portal. Concluding, Employment Judge Omar Khalil, said: "Miss Shah was referred to as Mr on several occasions in writing and verbally. "Very surprisingly, the error was even present in two separate paragraphs in [the operation manager's] statement and in [the HR representative's] witness statement. "That the [company] operates in a male dominated sector would suggest that even more attention ought to be paid to avoid discriminatory assumptions. "The Tribunal accepted the explanation that the root cause was an administration error... [Miss Shah] was referred to as Sarwat in the portal,” said Judge Khalil. But he added that "an instruction could have been given to refer to her as Sarwat or Ms”. Judge Khalil said that "it was reasonable” for Miss Shah to be offended by the continued misgendering. "She referred to the increase in her anxiety and stress, that she found this extremely upsetting and that she did cry on a few occasions," he said. The tribunal found her claim of harassment was well founded and awarded Miss Shah £2,000 for injury to feelings. It found another claim she made for unauthorised deductions was not made out and was dismissed.
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The Pentagon's acting defense secretary has made a rare visit to Somalia, a conflict-plagued nation in the Horn of Africa where American forces have been assisting in the fight against al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab. In a brief statement, the Pentagon said Christopher Miller, who was installed as acting defense secretary Nov. 9 when President Donald Trump fired Mark Esper, met Friday with U.S. troops in Somalia to express appreciation for their work and to reiterate the U.S. commitment to combatting extremist groups.
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Tory ministers have been accused of “utter desperation” after it was claimed that they attempted to have UK flags printed on coronavirus vaccine packaging as part of their plan to save the Union. The UK Government has not denied reports that the Number 10 ‘Union Unit', which has been tasked with combating a surge in support for Scottish independence, pushed for Union Jacks to be placed on the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. While a spokesman said there were ‘no plans’ for the Union flag to be on the packaging, health secretary Matt Hancock and business secretary Alok Sharma had backed the request, the HuffPost website reported. While some Scottish Unionists supported the idea, others said the proposal exposed the lack of a coherent or sophisticated strategy in London to counter a surge in support for Scottish independence and the SNP.
A couple restoring a house in Montgomery County, New York, say they were surprised to find bottles of prohibition-era booze hidden behind their walls.Nick Drummond and his partner, Patrick Bakker, said they purchased the house in Ames as a fixer-upper for around $183,000 in 2019.Writing on Instagram, Drummond said the house once belonged to a man named Adolph Humpfner, who died in 1932, leaving behind the booze and many other assets. Drummond said they were told that Humpfner was a “childless German baron” who turned to bootlegging in the 1920s, when alcohol was banned from manufacture, transportation and sale.This clip shows panels of wood being pulled off the outside of the house, revealing the bottles behind it.The booze was concealed using straw wrapped around the bottles, the couple said. In total, 66 bottles of alcohol were discovered, with 13 full, Drummond said.“To everyone asking if we have tried it, we haven’t! But we will!” Drummond wrote. Credit: Nick Drummond via Storyful
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A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing six people and wounding eight, an official said. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast, but the Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in the capital and elsewhere. The group is allied with al Qaeda and wants to rule Somalia according to its strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.