A snow squall swept through a snowmobile race in Walden, Colorado, on January 23, causing near whiteout conditions for a few minutes before clearing.Storyful’s Kelly Jones shared footage of the snow clouds rolling in shortly after noon on Saturday. Within minutes, heavy snow overtook the area. Credit: Kelly Jones via Storyful
Toulouse defence coach Laurent Thuery praised South Africa Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe's attitude as he played his first game since mid-December to help Toulouse return to the Top 14 summit on Saturday with a 59-0 rout of bottom side Agen.
Police in Russia arrested more than 2,800 demonstrators during countrywide protests on Saturday, January 23, in support of the detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny, reports said.This footage shows demonstrators in Krasnodar, a city in the south of Russia. Large demonstrations also took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vladivostok, among other cities.The OVD-Info group that monitors political persecution said more than 2,800 people had been detained across dozens of towns and cities.Navalny was detained in Moscow on January 17 after flying back from Germany, where he had been treated for Novichok nerve-agent poisoning. A joint investigation carried out by Bellingcat, CNN, and Der Spiegel implicated Russian intelligence agents in the poisoning. Credit: @zakkrodi via Storyful
The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum of understanding announced Friday comes just over a month after Delaware’s Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that DuPont massively downplayed the cost of environmental liabilities imposed on Chemours when DuPont spun off its former performance chemicals unit in 2015. The chemicals at issue are known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, John Oliver has been broadcasting his weekly “Last Week Tonight” from home in a white-backgrounded “blank void” that looks very different from his usual New York City studio. Now in its sixth season, the HBO show picked up four Primetime Emmy Awards this year, including for Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the fifth straight year. And the former “Daily Show” regular has spent much of the year chronicling not only the pandemic but also the presidential election — and getting a sewer plant in Danbury, Ct. named after him. In the Nov. 15 episode, Oliver focused primarily on President Trump’s continued refusal to concede the election to Joe Biden despite the certification of vote tallies in multiples states that gave the Democrat the clear victory both in the popular vote and in the electoral college. Also Read: 'Last Week Tonight' Calls 'Horses-' on Misuse of 2019 Segment to Push Voter Fraud Claims Not only is there no new episode this week on Jan. 17, but “Last Week Tonight” won’t return until February. Since the most recent episode was the show’s season finale, Oliver also took the opportunity to recap some of his personal highlights from the momentous year of 2020. “We sponsored a marble league, we made stamps to help the Postal Service, we tracked down this magnificent piece of rat erotica,” he began. “I got into a fight with Danbury, Connecticut, which resulted in them naming a sewage plant after me.” He also recapped his yearlong taunting of Oscar-nominated actor Adam Driver, who gamely called in to inquire about “this strange, strange bit that you’ve somehow pulled me into” and then dragged Oliver into offering a very begrudging apology. Also Read: John Oliver Can't Believe He Still Has to Talk About 'This Asshole' Donald Trump (Video) Oliver closed the season finale with a more spectacular bit, getting up from his seat in the “blank void” to reveal a giant stage-set in some remote ravine-like location. As he walked toward the camera and away from the set, we saw that it was in fact shaped like a giant 2020 sign — which he promptly blew up in a fireball. “Let tomorrow be about solutions,” Oliver said to close the show, and the season, and the year. “Today is about vengeance. F— you, 2020. Get f—ed.” Read original story Is There a New ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Airing This Week? At TheWrap
A 34-year-old Texas man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month and posting violent threats, including a call to assassinate Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. Garret Miller, who is from the Dallas suburb of Richardson, was arrested Friday after being named in a five-count federal complaint. Authorities allege that Miller posted photos and videos on his social media accounts that show him inside the Capitol during the Jan. 6 storming of the building by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.
Walter Bernstein, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “The Front” who had spent years on the blacklist in Hollywood, has died. He was 101. Bernstein died on Friday night, according to former WGA West President Howard Rodman. In the 1950s, Bernstein was blacklisted from Hollywood after he was suspected to be a communist working in the entertainment industry. “There was a little booklet called ‘Red Channels,’ which was a collection of about 150 names of people in the entertainment business, with a listing of their so-called ‘communist’ or ‘communist front’ associations, and if you were named you were automatically blacklisted,” Bernstein told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2005. “There were about eight designations for me — all true, all things I’d done. I’d written for communist magazines, I’d supported Russian war relief, I’d supported the loyalists in Spain.” As a result, Bernstein said he needed to rely on multiple “fronts” to get work in Hollywood — an experience that would later inspire Bernstein to write “The Front,” which starred Woody Allen as the friend of a blacklisted TV screenwriter who becomes a “front” for the screenwriter, signing his name onto scripts in exchange for money. Still, Bernstein would spend nearly a decade on the blacklist before he wrote “The Front.” His comeback, so to speak, wouldn’t happen until 1959, when he was credited as a screenwriter on “That Kind of Woman,” a film starring Sophia Loren and directed by Sidney Lumet. Bernstein would then go on to write — and be credited for writing — films like “Paris Blues,” “Fail-Safe” and “The Molly Maguires.” In his tribute to Bernstein, Rodman described the screenwriter as a “fighter for social justice.” “Without exaggeration: we shall not know his like again,” Rodman wrote. “Walter, at his core, was a fighter for social justice. From the time he was young, until his very last weeks. May his life be an example for all of us.” Bernstein is survived by his wife Gloria and his four children. Read original story Walter Bernstein, Blacklisted Screenwriter of ‘The Front,’ Dies at 101 At TheWrap
Bernie Sanders has once again stolen the internet’s heart — this time by wearing the coat from the “I am once again asking” meme at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. And even now, an entire day later, the photo of the Vermont U.S. senator in his adorable woolen mittens seems to have awakened an insatiable hunger for more Bernie memes. While some viewers admired Lady Gaga’s “Hunger Games”-style outfit or Michelle Obama’s gorgeous plum-colored ensemble, Sanders became the Twitter darling of the moment after a sweet, curmudgeonly photo of him at Capitol Hill began circulating on Wednesday. The photo in question shows Sanders sitting in a folding chair, arms crossed and socially distanced from those around him. His expression, though mostly concealed behind his standard-issue surgical mask, is resolute in its Bernie-ness. i need this picture to become the new "i would prefer not to" stand in pic.twitter.com/IsUATStFz8 — rachel syme (@rachsyme) January 20, 2021 Also Read: Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and More Politicians Read 'Mean Tweets,' Including One by Trump (Video) Knowing Sanders’ utilitarian approach to clothing, it makes perfect sense that he would wear the same jacket to the inauguration that he wore in the now-famous video of him on the campaign trail “once again asking” for donations from supporters. His very cozy-looking beige mittens also drew the internet’s attention, and Buzzfeed News reporter Ruby Cramer even identified the Vermont woman who makes them and gifted them to Sanders years ago. “Bernie’s mittens are made by Jen Ellis, a teacher from Essex Junction, Vt. She gave them to him 2+ years ago and was surprised when he began wearing them on the campaign trail,” Cramer tweeted. “They are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles.” Also Read: Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and More Politicians Read 'Mean Tweets,' Including One by Trump (Video) How eco-friendly and weather-appropriate! “Everyone else: wearing giant, dressy black and grey coats. Bernie: This is my good jacket, and it keeps me warm. I’m wearing it,” wrote one user. Oh, and as for Bernie himself? He’s just glad that the memes “makes people aware that we make good mittens in Vermont,” he told CNN reporter Ali Zaslav. He added: “We have some good coats as well.” Cue an endless scroll of Bernie memes: We’ve gathered a whole truckload of them for you below. pic.twitter.com/4xNuw7sBQ3 — Insurectile Disfunction. (@Amanda_Kerri) January 20, 2021 Not me. Us. pic.twitter.com/ec7XgfEl7b — Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) January 21, 2021 #BernieSanders 😅 pic.twitter.com/EAFawF4tEk — Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) January 21, 2021 pic.twitter.com/fDbcWoL66n — Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) January 21, 2021 I see everyone mocking Bernie's "grandpa at the post office" vibe today but those mittens are clutch pic.twitter.com/cVwINTnqR6 — Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) January 20, 2021 Bernie with zero sartorial consideration. Just full Vermont grandfather pic.twitter.com/hCmf14AeZg — Kozza (@Kozza) January 20, 2021 Everyone else: wearing giant, dressy black and grey coats Bernie: This is my good jacket, and it keeps me warm. I’m wearing it pic.twitter.com/fZk9I90iVw — Cameron Newton (@CamBNewton) January 20, 2021 Bernie looking like “this could’ve been an email.” pic.twitter.com/Dacef6o7PE — shan.tel (@H3YLiGHTSKiN) January 20, 2021 Martin Scorsese watching a Marvel movie pic.twitter.com/U0BcpOjTVr — Eric Allen Hatch (@ericallenhatch) January 20, 2021 The way my friend texted me like “woah jojo siwa came out” and I had no idea cause I’ve spent the past hour looking at Bernie Sanders memes pic.twitter.com/QZ7uQ4XFit — Lacey Webber (@dynamiccowboy) January 21, 2021 I regret to inform you that my family is now pasting the Bernie meme into family Passover Seder photos pic.twitter.com/rgxtntom4T — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 21, 2021 Bernie dressed like the inauguration is on his to do list today but ain’t his whole day. pic.twitter.com/wCRyoxU3V2 — Reeezy (@MsReeezy) January 20, 2021 has anyone done this one yet? pic.twitter.com/Lrx9mzDU48 — Greg Dunbar (@gdun) January 21, 2021 Okay one last Bernie Sanders meme, I promise. pic.twitter.com/hnW2ElnlJE — KD ➐ (@notkdk3) January 21, 2021 How I wish I dress: How I actually dress: pic.twitter.com/8lAA8X7u78 — jorden (@jordeeeeeen) January 20, 2021 He said some of us have a JOB https://t.co/Jd162baBbU — Person of Lakyn Experience (@OgLakyn) January 20, 2021 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MHzrIHb6hB — ⁷ ᴮᴱ🐯🍓 (@Sahra1236) January 20, 2021 I AM HERE FOR THE BERNIE MEMES! pic.twitter.com/Ahj8mf1LIj — Keggerade (@Keggerade) January 21, 2021 This one made me spit out my coffee! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/jrae8bjZ0c — 🇺🇸Suz 🇺🇸🐾🐶🐾 (@LadyVeteran25) January 21, 2021 Read original story Here Are All the Bernie Sanders Inauguration Memes You Need At TheWrap
"I like the idea of popping back every now and again."
Jennifer Ellis has never met Bernie Sanders but she is enjoying a taste of his celebrity as the woman behind the mittens that gave the Vermont senator his viral moment at President Joe Biden's inauguration.
Youssef En-Nesyri scored his second hat-trick in four games on Saturday as Sevilla dispatched Cadiz 3-0 to move up to third in La Liga.
Fourth-tier Cheltenham Town came within minutes of one of the great FA Cup shocks before Manchester City scored three late goals to win an absorbing fourth-round tie 3-1 on Saturday. Alfie May looked poised to write his name into the competition's folklore when he pounced to put his side ahead in the 59th minute at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium. Cheltenham, 72 places lower than City in the standings, were holding on and edging towards a fairytale win but reality returned when Phil Foden equalised in the 81st minute.
Italy's Lombardy region and the central government exchanged blame on Saturday over the release of COVID-19 data that wrongly condemned the region to stricter restrictions. Lombardy, the country's wealthiest and most productive area which includes the fashion capital Milan, was forced to close most shops a week ago after being classed "red" under Italy's system of tiered restrictions. Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Saturday Lombardy had initially submitted wrong data, messing up calculations by Italy's higher health council.
The Scottish National Party published a "Roadmap to Referendum" on Saturday, laying out plans for another vote on Scottish independence just as the United Kingdom grapples with COVID-19 and the impact of Brexit. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who would have to agree to a new referendum, argues there is no need for a new vote after independence was rejected by Scottish voters in 2014. But the SNP has said that if it wins a parliamentary majority at elections scheduled for May 6, it will pass its own bill so that a referendum can take place once the pandemic is over.
Veteran Morne Steyn and rookie Stravino Jacobs starred as the Bulls reached the South African Currie Cup final Saturday with a 26-21 victory over the Lions in Pretoria.
Britain's COVID-19 vaccination push gathered pace on Saturday, with 5.9 million people now having had a first dose, but doctors challenged the government over its policy of delaying a second shot of the Pfizer vaccine for up to 12 weeks. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Friday that the new UK variant of COVID-19 may be associated with a higher level of mortality as the country's death tally from COVID-19 nears the 100,000 mark - hitting 97,329 on Saturday. But in a letter to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England Chris Whitty, the British Medical Association said leaving the 12-week interval for the Pfizer vaccine went against World Health Organization guidance.
Pope Francis has suffered a renewed flare-up of a sciatica condition that causes pain in his leg, forcing him to miss three events in the coming 48 hours, the Vatican said on Saturday. The pope is still scheduled to read his weekly noon Angelus address on Sunday, however he will miss two religious ceremonies scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25, and postpone an annual address to the diplomatic corps that was set for Monday. The ailment resurfaced last December and meant Francis could not take part in religious services over the New Year's holiday.
France will tighten its laws on incest, President Emmanuel Macron said in a series of tweets on Saturday, after publication of a book accusing a top French political commentator of abusing his stepson sparked outrage across the country. Macron said on his Twitter account that France needs to adapt its laws to better protect children from sexual violence and he had asked the justice minister to chair a consultation aimed at quickly making legislative proposals. "We will go after the aggressors," Macron said.
The Met Office warned of snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures across the United Kingdom on Saturday, January 23. This footage shows heavy snow falling in Manchester, where “wintery showers” were forecast into Sunday. Credit: @bonkerssteve via Storyful
German health authorities put a Berlin hospital under quarantine after 20 patients and staff members tested positive for a more infectious variant of the coronavirus discovered in Britain and spreading fast around the world, officials said on Saturday. The number of people at the Humboldt hospital infected with the more infectious B117 variant was likely to rise further in the coming days, a spokeswoman of public hospital operator Vivantes told Reuters. The quarantine decision means that the Humboldt hospital in the German capital will not admit any new patients.