Burnley won for the first time in the Premier League this season as Chris Wood sealed a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Monday.
A top European Union official, in a phone call with Joe Biden on Monday, invited the U.S. president-elect to rebuild "a strong trans-Atlantic alliance" and attend a meeting with the bloc's 27 national leaders next year, his office said. European Council President Charles Michel congratulated Biden on his election and, in a 20-minute call on Monday evening, invited him to a special meeting in 2021 with EU heads in the bloc's hub Brussels, which is also home to NATO headquarters. "During the call President Michel proposed to rebuild a strong transatlantic alliance based on common interests and shared values," Michel's office said in a statement.
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. As many across the country continue to practice self-isolation due to coronavirus, why not while away […]
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The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. An interim analysis of late-stage trials of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine finds it prevented 70% of COVID-19 cases with no confirmed serious adverse effects, the company announced on Monday. Pfizer and Moderna reported that their vaccines were about 95% effective at preventing illness.
Before the Houston Texans beat the New England Patriots 27-20 on November 22, a young NFL fan experienced an early highlight of her own when Texans defensive end JJ Watt gave her a football.Footage captured by Melvin Barber shows Watt walking up a flight of steps at Houston’s NRG Stadium while covering his mouth and nose with a hoodie before he gives a ball to Barber’s daughter, six-year-old Emily, who is wearing a Watt jersey.Speaking to Storyful, Barber said Watt noticed his daughter “yelling and waving her arms so he came over to the railing and motioned for her to come over.” He then “hopped the rail” so he could greet the young fan.Barber added, “she got to play catch with him last year and wanted to do it again. He wasn’t going around doing his catch thing due to corona, but he came to our corner to warm up.” Credit: Melvin Barber via Storyful
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More than 60 companies representing 30% of global oil and gas operations have joined an agreement to report and reduce methane emissions. Not a single one was American.
Netflix is expanding its footprint in New Mexico, announcing Monday that it is expanding ABQ Studios and pledging an additional $1 billion in production spending there. The investment, per a release from the streaming giant, will create about 1,000 production jobs in New Mexico over the next decade as well as 1,467 construction jobs to […]
Mr Lebedev was nominated for a life peerage by prime minister Boris Johnson in July this year and is due to be sworn in to the upper House of Parliament next month. Mr Lebedev was ennobled for his services to the media industry and his philanthropic work.
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Public health officials are sounding alarms and urging Americans not to travel and limit gatherings this holiday season amid a new surge in coronavirus cases. “Attending the parties will be a very personal choice,” said Stephanie Grisham, First Lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman and chief of staff. “It is a longstanding tradition for people to visit and enjoy the cheer and iconic décor of the annual White House Christmas celebrations."
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The federal prison system will be among the first government agencies to receive the coronavirus vaccine, though initial allotments of the vaccine will be given to staff and not to inmates, even though sickened prisoners vastly outnumber sickened staff, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Officials at the federal Bureau of Prisons have been instructing wardens and other staff members to prepare to receive the vaccine within weeks, according to people familiar with the matter. The internal Bureau of Prisons documents, obtained by the AP, say initial allotments of the vaccine “will be reserved for staff.”
It took Oxford University's brightest minds decades of work to give them the expertise to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. The Oxford vaccinologists were exhilarated on Monday when drugmaker AstraZeneca, with whom they developed the shot, announced that it could be around 90% effective, citing data from late-stage trials. "It can only happen if extraordinary support is provided," Adrian Hill, director of Oxford University's Jenner Institute which developed the shot, told Reuters.
Deepspot, the world’s deepest swimming pool with a depth of 45 meters (about 148 feet), opened in Mszczonów, Poland, on November 21.Deepspot holds 8,000 cubic meters of water, which is nearly as much water as 27 Olympic-sized swimming pools, local media reported.The venue will serve as a training center for the army and firefighters, and it will also be able to accommodate visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Euronews reported.The pool features manmade underwater caves, faux Mayan ruins, and a reproduction of a shipwreck, according to Deepspot’s website. Its facilities include a hotel with underwater views, a tunnel for spectators, a restaurant, and meeting rooms.The footage uploaded to Facebook by free diver Agnieszka Kalska and filmed by Marek Pasierbski shows Kalska’s first training session at Deepspot, where she was invited to test the pool prior to its official opening. Credit: Agnieszka Kalska (Freebody.eu) via Storyful
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