Close to a million Rohingya have been living in crowded camps in southern Bangladesh that comprise the world’s largest refugee settlement since fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state nearly four years ago. Speaking to Reuters, Filippo Grandi said the fate of the Rohingya was at risk of being forgotten in the wake of a coup by the army in Myanmar that has thrown the country into further turmoil and sent more people fleeing to the borders.
Jeremiah Paprocki will make his Wrigley Field debut Monday.
One of the worst teams in the American League has two players attracting a huge portion of the betting handle for AL MVP.
The British Film Institute (BFI) has promoted Harriet Finney as deputy CEO and executive director of the newly formed corporate and industry affairs team. Finney joined the BFI in 2017 as director of external affairs and heads the organization’s Screen Sector Task Force which guides industry’s engagement with government, on issues like Brexit and policy […]
Time’s Up has named Chelsea Fuller its new VP of communications. Fuller replaces the organization’s first communications chief, Amanda Harrington, who joined in May 2019 and departed March. “I’m thrilled to have Chelsea join the fight for safe, fair, and dignified work,” said Tina Tchen, president and CEO of Time’s Up. “As an expert storyteller […]
The media landscape is changing yet again as AT&T will merge its media assets with Discovery.
President Joe Biden's administration approved the potential sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, and congressional sources said on Monday that U.S. lawmakers were not expected to object to the deal despite violence between Israel and Palestinian militants. Three congressional aides said Congress was officially notified of the intended commercial sale on May 5, as part of the regular review process before major foreign weapons sales agreements can go ahead. Congress was informed of the planned sale in April, as part of the normal informal review process before of the formal notification on May 5.
Rory McIlroy, fresh off a drought-busting win, is considered by many to be the man to beat in this week's PGA Championship at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course in South Carolina where he romped to an eight-shot victory in the same major nine years ago. The Ocean Course, which boasts the most seaside holes in the Northern Hemisphere, may appear serene given its scenic vistas but it exposes golfers to often strong winds and this week will play as the longest major in history at 7,876 yards. Northern Irishman McIlroy, one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour, snapped an 18-month dry spell with his victory eight days ago at Quail Hollow to signal that his game is finally in strong form right in time for the year's second major.
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President Joe Biden will announce Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks, the White House said. The doses would come from existing U.S. production of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine stocks, according White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who said more details would be released in the coming days. It comes on top of the Biden's administration’s prior commitment to share about 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is not yet authorized for use in the U.S., by the end of June.
Hulu has announced that a six-part music docuseries titled “McCartney 3,2,1” will premiere on July 16. The original series will feature in-depth conversations between Paul McCartney and producer Rick Rubin. The two music legends will discuss McCartney’s groundbreaking work with The Beatles, the emblematic 1970s arena rock of Wings and his 51 years as a […]
Consumers in Asia spent 15% more time using streaming services in the first quarter of 2021 than they did in the same period of last year. That growth lagged the global increase of 36% recorded by analytics firm Conviva. But Asian showed two other key consumption patterns: for the first time, the majority of streaming […]
Bravo is bringing back its fan-obsessed convention, BravoCon, this fall in New York City. The second-annual convention returns, after being cancelled last year, due to the coronavirus crisis shutting down nearly all live events. This year, with vaccinations being widely distributed, Bravo will hold the event in person with COVID-19 protocols in place, following all […]
Whether you need to add a bat or an arm, Fred Zinkie lays out his best practices for finding help on the waiver wire.
Trame pairs contemporary designers with local artisans to produce thoughtful—and chic—objects.
‘Ghost forests’ often form when rising sea levels force salt water into forests, leaving dead and dying trees still standing.
More than three months after regional elections, Catalonia's two main separatist parties said Monday they had reached agreement on forming a ruling coalition, heading off the looming threat of another vote.
Large and popular companies including Chipotle, McDonald’s and Amazon are raising their starting salaries, and experts believe that the trend will likely put more pressure on businesses of all sizes to offer higher wages to stay competitive.
The outbreak has reportedly been linked back to a mix-up in an airport hotel in April that saw China Airlines staff quarantining alongside domestic tourists.
Stocks fell on Monday, resuming last week's declines as investors' concerns around rising inflation persisted.