Tech giant Apple has now reopened all 270 of its retail locations in the U.S., in some capacity, nearly a year after shutting them down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Apple had announced the closure of all Apple Stores on March 13, 2020, outside of China as a precaution to curb the spread of COVID-19. […]
Gauzere came in for criticism from English supporters and pundits as Eddie Jones' England saw their title defence come to an end in Cardiff on Saturday. The first Welsh try came when England were breaking out of a huddle after the Gauzere had instructed captain Owen Farrell to address his players and they were unprepared for Dan Biggar's kick to the corner that Josh Adams collected in acres of space.
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With a collection called "Toxique, c'est chic", which showcases the knitting techniques he perfected under COVID-19 lockdown at home, James Giltner is among aspiring designers stepping into the limelight in an unusual edition of Paris' fashion week. The 10 days of high-end catwalk shows usually held in the French capital will be replaced by online presentations and films, echoing a similar set-up in New York, London and Milan. But as well as top brands, ranging from Christian Dior and Vivienne Westwood to Dries Van Noten, students on the cusp of graduating from Paris' Institut Francais de la Mode (IFM) will also get a moment in the sun for the first time.
Netflix shines an unflattering light on the infamous college admissions scandal in the first trailer for the upcoming documentary “Operation Varsity Blues.” The film, using real conversations recreated from FBI wiretaps, delves deep into the 2019 nationwide scandal that gripped the country and saw rich and influential parents buy their kids’ ways into top schools. […]
Prince Harry was worried about history repeating itself, according to excerpts released from his and his wife Meghan's much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey.The CBS broadcast network released two brief clips from Oprah interview of the couple, which is scheduled to air on March 7.The suggestion of history repeating itself appears to reference the fate of Harry's mother Princess Diana, who was hounded by the British press and died at age 36 in a car crash in Paris after her divorce from Prince Charles.Harry said "I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting her talking to you with my wife by my side," before going on to add "Because I can't imagine what it must have been like for her (Diana), going through this process by herself all those years ago.”It is the first TV interview the couple, formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have given since making their homes in California last year.They shocked Britain when they decided to step back from royal duties.Last month the couple announced that are expecting a second child.In the clips, Oprah said that no subject was off limits and at one point tells the couple "you have said some pretty shocking things here," including that their situation had been "almost unsurvivable".
It’s nearly a year since Zoom became a household name brand, its boxy chat windows, variable resolution and capacity for technical glitches shaping how many communicated with friends, family and colleagues during a global pandemic — to the extent that “Zoom fatigue” is now the defining buzz term of 2021 so far. A gentle relationship […]
Police in Portland, Oregon, said two people were arrested on Saturday night, February 27, after a march in the city’s Pearl District “turned destructive.”Protesters demonstrating against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the detention of migrants spray-painted buildings with anti-fascist and anti-police tags and smashed some windows, police said.Videos filmed by Brendan Gutenschwager show protesters yelling at a police officer in the street, and arguing with a local resident who was standing on his balcony. A third piece of video shows workers putting boards up over damaged shop windows following the protest action. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc, which supplies electricity to more than 660,000 consumers across the state, is one of dozens of providers facing enormous charges stemming from a severe cold snap last month. The fallout threatens utilities and power marketers, which collectively face billions of dollars in blackout-related charges, executives said. Brazos and others that committed to provide power to the grid - and could not - were required to buy replacement power at high rates and cover other firms' unpaid fees.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Monday fired Italy's special COVID-19 commissioner Domenico Arcuri and replaced him with an army logistics expert, in a signal the government wanted to speed up vaccinations. The move followed growing complaints about Arcuri's handling of the crisis and concern that the anti-COVID vaccine campaign was moving forward too slowly. It is one of Draghi's first major decisions since becoming premier last month and follows his firing last week of the chief of the civil protection agency.
Zimbabwe Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigned on Monday saying this was meant to save the image of the government following local media reports he had engaged in improper conduct. Mohadi, along with Constantino Chiwenga, was a deputy to President Emmerson Mnangagwa since 2018, but without a political power base, he was not seen as a potential successor to the president. In a rare move by a public official in Zimbabwe, Mohadi said he had taken the decision to step down "not as a matter of cowardice but as a sign of demonstrating great respect to the office of the President."
Nearly two thirds of Russians are not willing to receive Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, and about the same number believe the new coronavirus was created artificially as a biological weapon, an independent pollster said on Monday. The Levada Center said a poll it conducted last month showed that 62% of people did not want to get Russia's domestically produced vaccine, and that the highest level of reluctance was identified among 18 to 24-year-olds. The poll, which sampled 1,601 people in 50 regions, also found that 64% of people thought the new coronavirus was created as a biological weapon.
Police in DeLand, Florida, said they rescued a 73-year-old woman from a car in a pond on February 27.Bodycam footage released by Volusia Sheriff’s Office shows officers heading into the water and bringing the woman out of the vehicle and onto shore.“The first deputy on scene, Nicholas Maletto, headed into the water and was soon joined by Deputy Patrick O’Melia. Together, the deputies pulled the 73-year-old driver out of the sinking vehicle and brought her to shore,” Volusia Sheriff’s Office said. “She’s OK, and Deputy O’Melia even grabbed her purse on the way out.” Credit: Volusia Sheriff’s Office via Storyful
This Roman carriage was unearthed outside Pompeiithe city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 ADArchaeologists found it near the stables of a villa"... a unique find, without any precedent in Italy." - Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
Residents of Yangon lit candles and sang a rendition of Kansas’s Dust in the Wind at a vigil on March 1, following a crackdown by police that left at least 18 people dead, according to the United Nations.Mass arrests were also reported on February 28, and attacks on the press. The AP said on March 1 that one of its journalists had been arrested.Ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were charged with incitement on March 1, Myanmar Now reported.Footage here was shared by a Yangon resident who requested anonymity, and shows residents of Ahlon Township gathered on Monday evening. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful
The next mayor of St. Louis will face the same overwhelming challenge that has haunted the current mayor and many of her predecessors: Violent crime is rampant and efforts to address it have failed. The city known for its gleaming Gateway Arch is filled with charming neighborhoods, great restaurants, and top-rated hospitals and universities. St. Louis lists a world-class zoo, art museum, science center, symphony orchestra and botanical garden among its many gems.
Universal Music Group has elevated Ethiopia Habtemariam to chairman & CEO of Motown, reporting directly to UMG Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge. She had been president of the label since 2014. According to the announcement, in connection with Habtemariam’s promotion, Motown will have “greater creative and commercial independence to advance its mission of artistic, social and […]
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While Netflix had a lot to celebrate after Sunday night’s Golden Globes wins, one superstar collaborator was not joining in the toasting. Taylor Swift took to social media Monday morning to join in complaints already being made by her fans about a line on the series “Ginny & Georgia” that the singer called “lazy,” “deeply […]
Germany's Social Democrats, traditionally the country's main center-left party, on Monday unveiled an election program that seeks higher taxes for top earners and a higher minimum wage while also emphasizing climate protection. Three of Germany's eight post-World War II chancellors so far were Social Democrats — most recently center-right Chancellor Angela Merkel's immediate predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder. The Social Democrats so far are the only party to pick a candidate for chancellor in the Sept. 26 election — Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, who is also Merkel's vice chancellor — and on Monday became the first to present a draft election program.