Turkmenistan's autocratic leader has established a national holiday to honor the local dog breed, media reports said Tuesday. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered the holiday praising the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog, to be celebrated on the last Sunday of April when the ex-Soviet nation also marks the day of the local horse breed, according to the daily Neutral Turkmenistan.
Janet Yellen was sworn in Tuesday as the nation's 78th Treasury secretary and the first woman to hold the office. Yellen's husband, George Akerlof, winner of the 2001 Nobel prize in economics and their son Robert, also an economist, were present for the brief ceremony.
The 26-year-old, who played for Le Mans and Montpellier before joining Marseille in 2017, helped them reach the Europa League final in 2018 and a runner-up finish in the French top flight last season. British media said Villa had paid around 14 million pounds ($19.22 million) for the versatile Frenchman who has made more than 150 appearances in all competitions for Marseille.
A judge on Tuesday denied fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli’s request to get out of prison early, ruling that his case does not meet the extraordinary circumstances required for compassionate release. Giannulli, the husband of actress Lori Loughlin, is serving a five-month sentence at the federal facility in Lompoc, Calif., for his role in the college […]
Aston Villa signed French midfielder Morgan Sanson from Marseille in a deal worth a reported £15.5 million ($21.2 million) on Tuesday.
New York Rangers forward Filip Chytil will miss four to six weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced Tuesday. Chytil sustained the injury after colliding with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evan Rodrigues during the second period of New York's 3-2 loss on Sunday. Chytil, 21, has three points (two goals, one assist) in five games this season.
“The Endless Trench,” Spain’s submission to the Best International Feature category of the 2021 Academy Awards, features standout performances from its two leads who spend nearly all of the film’s 148-minute runtime on screen together. A story of confinement and fear, “The Endless Trench” follows Spanish Academy Goya Award-winner Antonio de la Torre’s Higino as […]
When it comes to the head of the U.S. Treasury, this is how it started and this is how it’s going. Janet Yellen has made history as the first woman to hold the post. [Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, saying] “… the smartest thing we can do is act big.” But it’s not the first time she’s broken a glass ceiling. She was also the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, making her a steady choice to join President Joe Biden’s cabinet during one of the most turbulent economic chapters in U.S. history. The daughter of a doctor and teacher, Yellen is a New York native from Brooklyn. With a PhD from Yale, she boasts an impressive academic career - spanning stints at Harvard and Berkeley, among others. It was while in Washington working for the Fed that she met her husband, Nobel Prize-winning economist George Akerlof. It makes sense their only child is also an economics professor. Yellen served as the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve between 2014 and 2018, where she helped navigate the U.S. recovery from the 2008 financial crisis. Yellen was also deeply involved in some of the most important changes in the Fed's history. She had a hand in establishing the 2% inflation target and a 2014 speech helped move income inequality to the front burner. "I think it is one of the most important issues and one of the most disturbing trends facing the nation at the present time." To be effective, Treasury secretaries need a good ties with the central bank - and Yellen certainly has that. She's kept in frequent touch with the current chair, Jerome Powell, since she passed on the baton. She also mentored the influential New York Fed chief and San Francisco's. Her tenure also awarded her strong international connections, with many of the key financial players in Europe and elsewhere. Yellen won an overwhelming confirmation, in a strong bipartisan vote, less than a week after Biden took office – a quick timeframe by recent standards. At her hearing, she staunchly defended Biden's proposed stimulus plan and tax hikes. "Neither the president-elect nor I proposed this release relief package without an appreciation for the country's debt burden." The Treasury will try to persuade Congress to introduce measures to foot the bill - but getting everyone on-side may be a formidable task after Trump's term ran up large deficits. According to Yellen, it’s all necessary to avert a longer and more painful recession.
Silva scored the opener in last week's 2-0 win when his team mate Rodri came back into play from an offside position before taking the ball off Tyrone Mings to set up the goal, which led to furious protests and a red card for Villa manager Dean Smith. Smith, who was charged, banned and fined for his protests, questioned the different interpretations of the "obscure law" and the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) sought to clear things up with the sport's law makers, IFAB.
Johnson & Johnson expects to report results from the eagerly-anticipated clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine next week, the US pharmaceutical's chief financial officer told CNBC Tuesday.
The Buchwald talent agency is expanding into the sports realm with the acquisition of CSE. The goal is to blend Buchwald’s strength in TV news, broadcast hosts and sportscasters with CSE’s client base of athletes, executives and coaches to expand the enlarged agency’s reach. “By merging our reputable entertainment client initiatives with CSE’s respected athletes, […]
President Joe Biden on Tuesday will formally call on the federal government to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role the government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies, according to a senior administration official. The moves come as Biden is set to sign a series of orders and memorandums Tuesday as the new administration says it will make combatting racial injustice a central focus of his presidency. “America has never lived up to its founding promise of equality for all, but we’ve never stopped trying," Biden tweeted on Tuesday morning.
“The Endless Trench,” Spain’s entry for the international feature at this year’s Oscars, unspools entirely in a small Andalusian village across the 1930s-60s, yet has struck a chord with audiences and critics alike from around the world since its November arrival on Netflix. It’s the second film selected for the honor from the Basque trio […]
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony Blinken as America’s top diplomat, tasked with carrying out President Joe Biden’s commitment to reverse the Trump administration’s “America First” doctrine that weakened international alliances. Senators voted 78-22 to approve Blinken, a longtime Biden confidant, as the nation’s 71st secretary of state, succeeding Mike Pompeo.
Britain has the fifth highest toll globally and reported a further 1,631 deaths and 20,089 cases on Tuesday, according to government figures. The 100,000 marker is more than the country's civilian toll in World War Two.
Fighting like cats and dogs has rarely been as adorable as in the home of one eastern Pennsylvania pet owner, video captured January 4 shows.Taz the pit bull and Sage the cat are seen in a playful exchange in their home in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania.Footage recorded by Emily Jackson shows two-year-old Taz holding down Sage as they gently wrestle and bite each other.Speaking to Storyful, Jackson said, “When I first got Taz as a puppy, I was living with a roommate who had two cats who absolutely didn’t like dogs. So they’d pick on him. He ended up being one of those dogs chasing cats until we got Sage.”Jackson added, “I got her to keep him company while I’m at work, and after a day they were best buddies!” Credit: Emily Jackson via Storyful
Simba was born on October 23, 2020 after a team at Wildlife Reserves Singapore successfully impregnated its mother Kayla in July. The father, Mufasa, however, did not survive the electro-ejaculation procedure used last January used to extract semen. According to the park, Mufasa, 20, did not sire any cubs in his lifetime because of his aggressive behaviour, discouraging successful pairings with any females. WRS said Kayla was unable to feed her cub properly and that staff were assisting with bottle feeding but Simba is growing and is healthy. The mother and son have yet to be introduced to the rest of the family.
Fox News Channel held talks with Kayleigh McEnany, the former White House Press Secretary whose performance in the role earned sharp criticism, about a possible position at the cable-news outlet, according to a person familiar with the matter. Those conversations have yet to bear fruit. “Kayleigh McEnany is not currently an employee or contributor at […]
The New York Mets are willing to make free agent pitcher Trevor Bauer one of baseball's highest-paid players, USA Today reported. The annual average salary in the team's offer to the National League Cy Young winner in 2020 would be near what the New York Yankees pay right-hander Gerrit Cole, but the deal would be shorter in length, the report said. The Yankees signed Cole to a nine-year, $324 million deal in free agency on Dec. 11, 2019.
Israeli-produced espionage thriller “Tehran,” created by “Fauda” writer Moshe Zonder and “Magpie” writer Omri Shenhar, has been renewed for a second season on Apple TV Plus after being hailed by critics following its global premiere. “Tehran” was the first non-English language series to be released on Apple’s streaming service in September after it bought international […]