Ukraine's Yastremska was suspended earlier this month after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found a banned substance in an out-of-competition urine sample she submitted. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) had denied Yastremska's application to have the suspension lifted even as the world No 29 was preparing to compete in the year's first Grand Slam, which begins on Feb. 8 in Melbourne. Yastremska, who travelled to Melbourne and is currently in quarantine, had denied using performance-enhancing drugs and said the positive test was the result of a "contamination event".
A North Carolina state senator announced Tuesday that he's running for the U.S. Senate in 2022, hoping to flip fortunes for Democrats from his state to serve in the chamber after a string of defeats. Jeff Jackson, a Charlotte business attorney, Afghan war veteran and National Guard soldier, unveiled his bid, saying he is committed to “honest and decent politics” and “working people and working families.” Jackson, 38, is the second Democrat to enter the race to succeed three-term Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who is not seeking reelection.
French lawmakers on Tuesday debated an animal welfare bill that would ban using wild animals in traveling circuses and keeping dolphins and whales in captivity in marine parks, amid other restrictions. Circus workers held a protest against the bill outside the National Assembly, saying the measure would cause circuses and jobs to vanish, if it becomes law. “That’s death for circuses,” Royal Circus director William Kerwich told The Associated Press.
Pressure on one of France's most prominent political commentators, under investigation for alleged incestuous sexual abuse, grew Tuesday when his stepson and alleged victim brought a lawsuit of his own.
French fashion house Chanel chose to put family at the forefront of its Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture show, with models strutting under flower arches at a socially-distanced presentation with a few famous faces. Actresses including Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard and Lily-Rose Depp, all Chanel ambassadors, watched from spaced out chairs as models walked down the steps of Paris' Grand Palais in an array of delicate floral designs onto a catwalk filled with petals and fairy lights. Floral patterns adorned designer Virginie Viard's creations - embroidered on lace tops or stitched onto dresses.
A snake catcher helped a family get rid of a dangerous snake from the backyard of their home in Sydney recently, after their dog “went nuts” and alerted them to its presence.When Kane Durrant from Wild Conservation arrived at the home in the Voyager Point suburb, he expected to find a whip snake common to the area. However, after “crawling under the deck and poking and prodding,” Durrant realized he was dealing with a “giant” eastern brown snake – the most dangerous snake in Australia.This video shows Durrant chasing around the garden after the snake before he grabs and bags it. “That’s wild,” he says. Credit: Kane Durrant – Wild Conservation via Storyful
Big name Hollywood executives and talent including Sam Raimi, Gianni Nunnari, Patrick Wachsberger and Paula Wagner have joined the “Stars Collective” diversity program launched by Chinese film financier Starlight Media. They will serve as advisors and mentors to emerging and under-represented filmmakers. Other mentors include: Donna Gigliotti (“Hidden Figures,” “Silver Linings Playbook”), who recently produced […]
Nothing like a community snowball fight in Madrid, Spain, to make you feel happy today! So cool! Credit: Zoe Kingham Instagram: @zoekingham_00
Watch as this expecting mother turns her hospital room into a dance floor while getting ready for her 8th pregnancy. Amazing!
A Bernese doggy really wants to get a hold of his favorite toy in this funny clip. Enjoy!
This channel is about going to the lesser known places in our travels and we hope to bring you along! The restaurant is called ADA St in Chicago.
King, who was an intern under Washington running backs coach Randy Jordan during the 2020 season, is the second female assistant coach in the NFL after Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust. Washington head coach Ron Rivera said King deserved the promotion for the hours she put in for in-season and off-season work in a season where they made the playoffs.
Capitol Music Group has promoted Greg Marella to the post of president of promotion and executive vice president. The announcement was made by the company’s new chairman & CEO, Jeff Vaughn, to whom Marella reports. Marella will continue to oversee the planning and execution of promotion strategies for the company’s portfolio of labels, and in […]
The Twitter account of Mike Lindell, the non-apologetic pro-Trump CEO of My Pillow, has been put to sleep - permanently. Twitter suspended his account late Monday for repeatedly violating its policy on election misinformation, according to the social media site. Lindell, who is a devout supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump, financed post-election protest movements in an attempt to overturn the election win of President Joe Biden. He has repeatedly used both his personal account, which had nearly half a million followers before being suspended, and the company's account to spread unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in the November elections. That is in complete violation of Twitter's civic integrity policy, a company spokesperson told Reuters in an emailed statement. Lindell, whose political commentary and advertisements are a regular fixture on conservative media, is not alone. Trump, impeached by the U.S. House, has been kicked off Twitter as well after his supporters stormed Capitol Hill on January 6th, resulting in five deaths. Other social media outlets have silenced Trump and his supporters too. Despite the riots and the deaths -- Lindell hasn't changed his tune... He recently told Reuters regarding the election: "I'm never letting the fraud go." Lindell's company - My Pillow - did not respond to a request for comment on the suspension of his account.
A hummingbird rested and caught a drink in Cave Creek, Arizona, as snow fell across central parts of the state on January 25.Video shared by Twitter user @milkjugalien shows a hummingbird sitting on a bird water feeder as snow falls in the background.The National Weather Service said that a cold front brought rain, snow, and wind gusts of up to 50 mph to central Arizona, as Phoenix tied its coldest afternoon temperature record of 36 F. Credit: @milkjugalien via Storyful
It's a familiar situation across the world. But no less shocking. In Indonesia the hospitals are full of patients gasping for breath. And graves are being hastily dug. The Southeast Asian nation officially passing a grim milestone Tuesday - one million coronavirus cases. The world's fourth-most-populous country has struggled since last March to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control. Deaths from the respiratory disease now total 28,468. Those numbers are among the highest across Asia. Health experts believe the true spread of the disease could be three times higher. West Java has been facing some of the highest infection rates across the country. Reuters spoke to residents in Bogor, a city south of Jakarta on Java Island. "This situation is very worrying. Maybe it's the lack of public awareness, but in my opinion, people just don't want to know (about the situation) or they don't care about it (the problem). Things like wearing masks and washing hands should be mandatory, but even in big cities they don't consider it as an obligation." "If we believe that COVID will attack us, it will definitely attack us, but if we are sure that COVID will not attack us, and we surrender to God, we will definitely not get it." The Indonesian government started a mass vaccination campaign and tightened movement restrictions earlier this month. It can't come soon enough as hospitals come under mounting strain. Dozens of COVID-19 patients have reportedly been turned away due to a lack of beds and ventilators.
Divisions were on display Tuesday at the Davos virtual summit as nations called for fair distribution of Covid-19 vaccines amid fears of hoarding by rich nations.
As of late, it has definitely been a great time to be an investor in Matson (MATX).
The International Monetary Fund cut Britain's growth outlook for 2021 on Tuesday due to a resurgence in coronavirus cases, and forecast it would take until next year before the economy regains its pre-pandemic strength. For the world economy as a whole, the IMF was slightly more optimistic than in its last set of forecasts in October, upgrading the outlook for global growth in 2021 by 0.3 percentage points to 5.5%. But it cut Britain's growth outlook by 1.4 percentage points to 4.5%, a sharper downgrade than its 1.0 percentage point reduction for the euro zone.
At least one person was killed and dozens injured when a tornado made landfall in Fultondale, Alabama, on January 25, local media reported.Many buildings were destroyed or damaged, AL.com reported.This footage was captured by Fultondale resident Michael Holloway, and shows damage to his home. Holloway told Storyful he was reading in bed when he received a phone notification warning of the tornado. He said, “As soon as I got into the hallway it hit.” Credit: Michael Holloway via Storyful