At their meeting earlier this month, Federal Reserve officials discussed possible future adjustments to the central bank's monthly bond purchases to boost the economy. The Fed on Wednesday released minutes of its Nov. 4-5 meeting revealing that while officials believed that no changes were needed to the bond purchase program at that time, “they recognized that circumstances could shift to warrant such adjustments.” The Fed since June has been buying $120 billion in bonds each month to keep downward pressure on long-term interest rates as a way of giving the economy a boost as it struggles to emerge from a deep recession.
For all his God-given footballing genius, Diego Maradona, at least for a generation of England fans, will be forever demonized for a moment of skulduggery in Mexico City's Azteca Stadium at the 1986 World Cup. Maradona's second goal in eventual champions Argentina's 2-1 quarter-final victory is regarded as one of the best of all time. Bobby Robson's stoic England side had kept a highly-skilled Argentina side under control, but six minutes into the second half Maradona embarked on one of his trademark mazy runs into the heart of England's defence.
Local government officials have pulled the plug on overnight location filming in Los Angeles for the next month due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. Permitting agency FilmLA made the announcement Wednesday in the wake of the new limited stay-at-home order issued by the state of California, which took effect on Nov. 21 in order […]
The Food Bank of Lincoln made its final food distributions ahead of Thanksgiving on November 25, with a long line of cars seen waiting at the Gateway Mall.Footage posted by Twitter user @RayBossung shows a long line of cars wrapping around the mall where the distribution was taking place.“Bless the Food Bank of Lincoln staff and volunteers for feeding hungry families in southeast Nebraska,” the user said. “YOU are the BEST!” Credit: @RayBossung via Storyful
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Maradona made everyone around him better, and led underdog soccer teams like Argentina and Napoli to championships.
The New York Times has sued Time, arguing that the magazine’s “Time100 Talks” branding for a livestream series sounds too much like the paper’s trademarked “Times Talks” event series.“This is a straightforward case of trademark infringement, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices,” a lawyer for the Times aruged in a complaint filed last Friday in a New York court.“For more than 20 years, Plaintiff The New York Times Company (“NYTCo”) has used the trademark Times Talks in commerce in connection with a series of live and virtual recorded events consisting of conversations between The New York Times journalists and leading talents and thinkers,” the complaint says. “NYTCo uses its Times Talks mark prominently at its NYTimes.com website and at its dedicated YouTube channel, and promotes the long-running Times Talks series across various media and social media channels, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc.”Also Read: NY Times Hits 7 Million Subscribers, Led by Digital-Only ReadersA spokesperson for Time told TheWrap, “It’s flattering that the New York Times is concerned with the success of Time 100 Talks, but we find their complaint to be baseless and somewhat bewildering. The Time 100 brand has been registered as a trademark and widely recognized for more than two decades, and the word ‘talks’ is commonly used across similar programs in many industries.”The “Time100 Talks” — held digitally amid the coronavirus crisis — are branded by the magazine as “a new live event series that convenes leaders from every field to spotlight solutions to urgent global problems and encourage cross-disciplinary action.”“Time 100 Talks” promotional materials also highlight past speakers like Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Dalai Lama and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie.Read original story New York Times Sues Time Magazine Over ‘Time100 Talks’ Branding At TheWrap
Sea otters munched on a seafood feast at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, on November 9, celebrating Thanksgiving a few weeks early.Footage filmed by staff at the Shedd Aquarium shows the marine mammals chowing down on various seafood, including clams, pollock, and whole crabs.According to an Aquarium press release, the Shedd is home to a total of six otters, five of which were found in the wild in need of rehabilitation. Credit: Shedd Aquarium via Storyful
The Weeknd, who began sounding off on social media on Tuesday night over his being shockingly shut out of Grammy nominations in a year he dominated, kept up his criticism on Wednesday afternoon, posting a statement on Instagram that reads: “Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks to not being invited? In my opinion zero nominations […]
Earlier this week, my 10-year old daughter asked if I would let her join Discord, an app that combines group messaging with voice and video chats. Yesterday, TechCrunch reported Discord is about to close a funding round that would value the startup at as much as $7 billion. Discord has surged in popularity this year, doubling its monthly active users to 120 million and with 800,000 downloads a day, according to TechCrunch.
Who is the best footballer in history? Nowadays some might argue Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but neither of the record-breaking pair has ever won the World Cup.
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Soccer World Cup winner and one of the sport's biggest icons Diego Maradona died on Wednesday (November 25) He suffered a heart attack at his home in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, less than a month after his 60th birthday and just weeks after brain surgery. Maradona is described by many as the best ever soccer player. His greatest achievement came at the 1986 World Cup, where he was instrumental in Argentina's eventual victory. In the quarter-final against England he scored two of the most famous goals of all time. First came the notorious ‘hand of God’, where he punched the ball into the net, followed by a sublime solo-dribbling effort past most of the opposition before hitting the target. But his career also suffered tremendous lows, starting with defeat in the final of the 1990 World Cup. That was followed by a failed drug test at the tournament four years later in the United States, when Maradona was ultimately sent home in disgrace. Years of drug use, overeating and alcoholism punctuated his stellar career. He nearly died of cocaine-induced heart failure in 2000. Maradona’s club career saw him win trophies in his native Argentina with Boca Juniors, in Spain with Barcelona and most famously in Italy with Napoli, where he is still held in great affection. He also edged out his great Brazilian rival Pele... to be named FIFA’s player of the century.
Arms control advocates are urging Joe Biden to extend the last U.S.-Russian treaty limiting deployed strategic nuclear arms for five years, but some experts argue the U.S. president-elect should go for a shorter period to maintain leverage over Moscow. Upon taking office on Jan. 20, Biden faces an immediate decision on whether to extend the 2010 New START pact, which otherwise expires 16 days later, freeing Washington and Moscow to deploy unlimited numbers of strategic nuclear warheads and the missiles, submarines and bombers to deliver them.
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Kosovo’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic would not be allowed to visit the country until he apologized for “genocide” against Kosovo's population. Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla also posted on Twitter that no entry permission would be granted for Serb officials until Serbians are held accountable for “genocide” in an international court. “I repeat once again the only and permanent response to all future demands from Vucic and others: there is no permission for you to visit Kosovo if you do not apologize for the genocide committed on our people and until responsible persons of this genocide are held accountable,” she said.
An explosion rocked a Greek-operated tanker docked at Saudi Arabia's Red Sea port of Shuqaiq Wednesday, Greek officials said, in an attack that a Riyadh-led military coalition blamed on Yemeni rebels.
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Romania’s official Oscar entry for international feature, "Collective," marks the first time the country has submitted a documentary to the Oscars. Alexander Nanau's story follows the 2015 fire at the Colectiv nightclub which killed 64 people and injured hundreds. Released on-demand Nov. 20 and in select theaters, Nanau's trail takes him from the deadly fire […]
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