The federal judge who is hearing both the U.S. Justice Department and state antitrust cases against Google said on Thursday that he wanted the states to begin turning documents over to the search and advertising giant on Feb. 4 as part of preparation for trial. Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the states, led by Colorado, to begin next month to turn over materials they planned to use in the case, rejecting a mid-March date the states has suggested. With regard to the Justice Department case, John Schmidtlein, an attorney for Google, said the material the search engine and software unit of Alphabet Inc had received so far from the government did not include anything provided by Microsoft Corp, a Google rival.
Facebook is passing the buck for its indefinite suspension of former president Donald Trump to a quasi-independent oversight board, setting up a major test of the recently established panel. The social media giant said Thursday that it believes it made the right decision to suspend Trump after he incited his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol in a deadly assault on Jan. 6. Facebook’s panel is intended to rule on thorny content issues, such as when posts constitute hate speech — or if the decision to ban a world leader was the right one.
Neville stepped down from his role on Monday and joined David Beckham's Major League Soccer side Inter Miami as their new manager. The 44-year-old, who had been due to lead the Team GB women's side at the Tokyo Games, had said last April he would be moving on after the Olympics due to the women's European tournament being postponed from 2021 by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Secretary Hillary Hillary Rodham Clinton recorded a video message in support of the theater community, in which she recognized the Costume Industry Coalition (CIC). In the video, Clinton shared her love for live theater and how the theatergoing experience of seeing sets and costumes helped immersed her. Clinton credited the artisans, the “group of people, […]
At least 15 people were killed Thursday after a blaze tore through a nursing home in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
Cinematographer and producer Jake Swantko had to move quickly if he and director Bryan Fogel wanted to dive into the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post journalist who was captured, killed and dismembered at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. The story was still moving as Fogel and Swantko were starting to think […]
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will consult fellow Democrats about the Senate's readiness to begin former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on charges of inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol. "I'll be talking with the managers as to when the Senate will be ready for the trial of the then-president of the United States for his role in instigating an insurrection on the Capitol of the United States," Pelosi told reporters.
Superstar rapper Jay-Z has launched a new $10 million cannabis venture to invest in Black-owned firms, in an effort to help a community that historically face more harsh punishment for marijuana use.
President Joe Biden has confidence in FBI Director Chris Wray and plans to keep him in the job, the White House press secretary said Thursday. FBI directors are given 10-year terms, meaning leadership of the bureau is generally unaffected by changes in presidential administrations.
An artist in Costa Mesa, California, said he’s hoping to complete a Kobe Bryant tribute mural in time for the anniversary of the helicopter crash that killed the basketball icon on January 26, 2020.Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in the helicopter crash near Calabasas last January. Other victims of the crash included baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa; Sarah and Payton Chester, a mother and daughter; basketball coach Christina Mauser; and pilot Ara Zobayan.Paul Ortega said he filmed this timelapse footage on January 16, 2021, showing progress on the Bryant mural being painted at his Costa Mesa home.“It started off as practice but I’ll probably cut the drywall out and take it with me if I move,” Ortega told Storyful. Credit: @paulortegadesigns via Storyful
BATH MASSEUR, ISSA SAYING: "We start with this motion on the stomach, then we move to the chest, them we move to the sides and then the neck." Location: Najaf, Iraq Iraqis are returning to public steam baths to get a scrub and relax Mehdi is a regular at the ‘Popular Hammam’ one of the two only traditional bathhouses still operating in Najaf NAJAF RESIDENT, MEHDI, SAYING: "We used to come to the bath every week, every four or five days, the masseur would massage us and scrub us."
FIFA has gone on the offensive amid ongoing speculation about a European Super League, insisting any breakaway by leading clubs "would not be recognised by either FIFA or the respective confederation" while players would risk being banned from the World Cup and other major tournaments if involved.
Thousands of vials of the Oxford / Astrazeneca vaccine were saved during an “urgent” mission by council staff following flooding at an industrial estate in Wales. Heavy rain caused by Storm Christoph led to standing water surrounding buildings at Wockhardt's pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Wrexham, and a call for help was put out on Wednesday evening. The Telegraph can reveal that other sites where the vaccine is manufactured are near areas which have flood warnings, and government sources said there were "concerns around vaccine deployment". The leader of Wrexham County Borough said that authorities worked "through the night" to ensure that the site was not overwhelmed by flood water, using a team of six staff, a number of sandbags and two water pumps. Mark Pritchard told the Telegraph: "We got a phone call last night from the company who were concerned about rising water."
About 15 years ago, Ion Media chairman-CEO Brandon Burgess set out to play “Moneyball” with a group of TV stations that were on the verge of bankruptcy. He scored in the long run by following his own kind of algorithm, with a strategy that was counter to the business trends that are transforming the pay-TV […]
A landslide that partially closed a highway in California’s Siskiyou County on Tuesday, January 19, was captured on camera by crews working at the site.The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 2 shared this footage of the landslide, which occurred four miles west of Happy Camp. Caltrans warned that the slide remained active as of Wednesday.In the video, as rocks tumble down the slope and trees begin to slide down, a worker is heard yelling, “It’s all coming!” Credit: Caltrans District 2 via Storyful
In the world of advertising, bigger is often better, but sometimes the smallest things can carry a powerful punch. Netflix Korea has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as having devised the smallest magazine print ad ever, a 1.712 centimeter by 2.429 centimeter advertisement for the finale of “Busted” that it hopes […]
The question of whether Donald Trump will ever be allowed back on Facebook or Instagram — after he incited a mob of supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol earlier this month — will be decided by the social network company’s Oversight Board. On Jan. 7, the day after the attack in D.C., Facebook said it […]
Pfizer has slashed in half the volume of COVID-19 vaccines it will deliver to some EU countries this week, government officials said on Thursday, as frustration over the U.S. drugmaker's unexpected cut in supplies grows. Romania got only 50% of its planned volume for this week, the other half being allocated gradually by the end of March, with deliveries returning to normal starting next week, Deputy Health Minister Andrei Baciu told Reuters. "We have to expect that there will be a reduction in the number of open vaccination appointments in the following three weeks," Health Minister Jan Blatny told reporters on Thursday, with Pfizer deliveries falling by about 15% this week and as much as 30% for the following two weeks.
Warner Bros. executive Tom Ascheim has been promoted and will oversee the studio’s Harry Potter franchise and Wizarding World properties. Ascheim also serves as the president of kids, young adults and classics at Warners. He reports to WarnerMedia chief Ann Sarnoff. As part of his new responsibilities, Ascheim acts as the chief representative of WarnerMedia […]
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