Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens
Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens
Cryptocurrency Ether pulled back sharply from a record high and rival Bitcoin also fell on Friday amid speculation that U.S. President Joe Biden's plan to raise capital gains taxes will curb investment in digital assets. The drops came after Biden on Thursday unveiled a raft of proposed changes to the U.S. tax code, including a plan to nearly double taxes on capital gains to 39.6% for people earning more than $1 million. But while social media lit up with posts about the plan hurting cryptocurrencies, and individual investors complaining about losses, traders and analysts said declines are likely temporary amid growing retail and institutional investor acceptance of digital currencies as a legitimate asset class.
As part of the Paris climate agreement process, each nation picks its own national goals for how much greenhouse gas should be cut by 2030 and — crucially — what baseline year it starts counting from for those cuts. Both the United States and the European Union are offering similar-sounding pledges of cutting around half their emissions by 2030. The European Union goal, newly approved by the union’s parliament, is 55% below 1990 levels.
As teased earlier this week, the Weeknd has dropped a remix and video of “Save Your Tears,” one of the standout tracks from his blockbuster “After Hours” album, featuring Ariana Grande. Watch the official animated video, featuring renderings of both artists, was directed by Jack Brown and produced by Blinkink. The collaboration marks at least […]
Still not a great week for travel, especially if you’ve got a wedding in another state you need to attend, but travel giants like Expedia remain optimistic about the future of the industry. The post COVID-19 hits waterways, Malaysia enforces stricter travel rules, and more (Apr 23) appeared first on Zafigo.
Porzingis rolled his ankle hard in the paint.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 ― Another infamous “legendary” Perodua Kancil has been spotted. This time, the car had broken doors and flat tyres and was seen in Kepong. It has duly made its way to...
Heading into Thursday’s Spirit Awards, Film Independent’s inaugural foray into recognizing television had already passed the so-called “smell test.” That’s because, at the very least, HBO’s “I May Destroy You” had already been recognized as best ensemble cast in a new scripted series. And if there was any TV show that embraces the independent spirit, […]
The Australian Institute of Sport, the country's elite sports training centre, said on Friday it has recorded a nearly 80% spike in demand for its mental health referral network in the leadup to the Tokyo Olympics. The AIS said there was a 79% increase in demand for the referral network at the start of 2021 compared to the same period last year. "It has been an extended wait for these Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and excitement is no doubt building as the Games countdown continues," AIS Chief Executive Peter Conde said in a statement.
AD was rusty in his first game in two months.
VALORANT developer Riot Games first teased the upcoming release of the map on Tuesday in a post on the game's official Twitter account, which showed an image of what seemed to be a peaceful beachside resort.
A fire in a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in India killed a dozen people on Friday, a fire official said, as the country struggles to cope with the world's biggest surge of daily coronavirus infections since the pandemic began last year. Health officials across northern and western India, including the capital, New Delhi, said they were in crisis, with most hospitals full and running out of oxygen. "Twelve people have died in the fire, according to the information we have right now," a fire official said about the blaze that began in a critical care unit of the Vijay Vallabh hospital in a suburb of the city of Mumbai.
PETALING JAYA, April 23 ― Malaysian fashion designers have begun rolling out their Hari Raya creations for the upcoming Aidilfitri festivities next month. Sought-after names such as Nurita Harith...
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — The Selangor state government has announced several special financial aid measures for civil servants, grassroots society leaders, and religious leaders, in conjunction...
Down an overgrown country road, three startled wild horses with rugged coats and rigid manes dart into the flourishing overgrowth of their unlikely nature reserve: the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
The landmark hotel has faced accusations it treated its staff unfairly during the pandemic Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos” canceled a shoot at the Chateau Marmont on Thursday, only hours before the production was to begin, due to a union picket line protest and a celebrity boycott movement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The iconic Chateau Marmont has faced allegations over the past year that it left its workers without affordable health care during the pandemic. The Sunset Boulevard landmark and longtime celebrity haunt also has been charged with allowing a climate of racial discrimination and sexual harassment. A representative for the hotel declined to confirm the shutdown or comment on the report when reached by phone by TheWrap. A call to “Being the Ricardos” producer Todd Black’s production company Escape Artists was not immediately returned. Also Read: Hollywood Icon Chateau Marmont Lets Nearly All Employees Go, Hospitality Union Says Black issued to THR on Thursday saying the producers shut down voluntarily upon learning of he union’s concerns. “Writer/director Aaron Sorkin, the cast and crew of ‘Being the Ricardos’ stand in solidarity with The Chateau Marmont’s workforce,” Black said in his statement. “We are committed to supporting and building a safe and equitable environment where everyone has a right to work with dignity and free from fear. We are thankful to the organizers of the hospitality workers union of UNITE HERE Local 11 for sharing this information about the mistreatment of the workers. The production took immediate action to shut down the 1-day shoot as soon as this was brought to our attention.” A Chateau Marmont spokesperson told THR: “Throughout its history, the Chateau Marmont has always been a safe haven for creative people to express themselves in accordance with the First Amendment. Today, Unite Here Local 11 broke that century-long compact by disrupting a union production who had the legal right to film on the hotel property.” “Being the Ricardos” stars Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz. Sorkin is nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” which is also nominated for Best Picture. Read original story ‘Being the Ricardos’ Film Shoot Canceled at Chateau Marmont Due to Hotel Boycott At TheWrap
A host of players at Premier League clubs have been targeted in the past few months, including Manchester United's Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, Liverpool's Trent-Alexander Arnold and Sadio Mane, and Chelsea's Reece James. On Thursday, Huddleston, along with current and former players and representatives of English football's governing bodies, took part in a virtual meeting with social media companies to discuss the problem.
Rescue aircraft and ships scoured the sea north of Bali on Friday as the hunt for a missing Indonesian submarine with 53 crew on board reached a critical phase due to limited supplies of oxygen aboard the 44-year-old vessel. More navy ships left the Indonesian base of Banyuwangi early on Friday to head to the Bali Sea where contact was lost with the KRI Nanggala-402 on Wednesday during a torpedo drill. "The main priority is the safety of the 53 crew members," President Joko Widodo said late on Thursday, calling for an all-out effort to find the vessel.
BATU GAJAH, April 23 — After being closed for almost three years, Pulau Sembilan, renowned for its “blue tears” plankton phenomenon in Perak, could finally be reopened soon. State Housing,...
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) could host crowds of 85,000 for Australian Rules football matches this weekend after authorities raised an attendance cap at the stadium on Friday. The Australian Football League (AFL) had hoped the 100,000-seat MCG might be allowed full capacity for Sunday's traditional ANZAC Day blockbuster between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers.
GEORGE TOWN, April 23 ― A 31-year-old unemployed man was charged today with voluntarily causing hurt to a food delivery rider on April 20. Muhammad Aslam Hashim, 31, allegedly hit Koay Eng Tat, 40,...