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On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times. Last year COVID-19 halted Saint Louis' jazz festival for the first time in its 29-year history. This year it was back, bringing much needed life to the Island of Saint Louis, a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for its colonial architecture and pastel-coloured houses.
Thai authorities on Tuesday greenlighted a pilot model for quarantine-free travel to ultra-popular beach destination Phuket, a first step towards the tourist-hungry kingdom's goal of resuscitating its pandemic-battered economy.
Milan Men's Fashion Week wraps up Tuesday, following Giorgio Armani's first live runway show since coronavirus that opened the door to a return to normality for the industry.
A survey of people hospitalised for Covid-19 found those with chronic liver disease and a history of alcohol abuse were 80 percent more likely to die from the virus and less likely to receive life-saving intubation.
In an intensive care unit, an intubated boy is watching intensely as two star dancers from the Paris Opera twirl before him in shimmering costumes.
TANGKAK, June 22 — Health volunteers involved in the Covid-19 vaccination process nationwide will receive an increase in their daily allowance starting this month, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin...
The former chief of a Chicago bank will go on trial on Tuesday on charges he gave millions of dollars of risky loans to Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in order to win a top post in the former U.S. president's administration. Stephen Calk, a former chairman and chief executive of Federal Savings Bank, has pleaded not guilty to charges of financial institution bribery and conspiracy for helping arrange $16 million of loans to Manafort that later went into default. Prosecutors said that after Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Calk sent Manafort a ranked list of 10 positions he wanted, including Treasury secretary, commerce secretary and defense secretary, and a separate list of 19 ambassadorships.
Margaret Sherlock opened her own salon, Hair By Margaret, in 1956 and is still snipping clients’ hair 65 years later.
Jabra is known for their products that deliver, and the wireless earphones are a huge deal.
Restaurant chains including McDonald's Corp and KFC are paring back $5-and-under "value" items in favor of more expensive $10-to-$30 combination meals, a strategy employed to lift sales and profits and offset rising food costs as the U.S. economy reopens. Now that the United States is reopening, those chains are selling new, pricier sandwiches and meals to customers - a move that some warn may alienate some hourly workers and other lower-income customers as government subsidies wane and mom-and-pop restaurants reopen. As U.S. COVID-19 cases fall, chains are again launching new sandwiches – and promoting them – to try to boost traffic, he said.
In just four years, crypto crimes being reported have gone up by 1,150%.
Athena Tedder, 13, dangled her feet in the fountain of the World War II memorial on the Washington Mall and watched her classmates splash and laugh, soaking in the afternoon sun and the sight of the nation’s capital for the first time. Across the mall, which was eerily void of tourists for months during the pandemic, groups of eighth graders like Tedder’s class from Clarkston Junior High School in Clarkston, Michigan were stepping off buses in matching T-shirts and mostly ditching their face masks as they followed chaperones from memorial to memorial. Clarkston Junior High School had pushed back their Washington trip for a year, waiting until the COVID-19 case numbers were low and enough tourist sites were open to make their 10-hour bus trip worthwhile.
Amazon has knocked £23 off the price of its streaming stick.
'What a small, compact, smart little tool.'
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed the government is looking at what "extra freedoms" can be given to people who have received both doses of their Covid vaccine, amid suggestions of quarantine-free international travel.
Voters in New York City head to the polls on Tuesday to select Democratic and Republican nominees for mayor, following a campaign dominated by debate over public safety as the city recovers from the pandemic and confronts a surge in shootings. The winner of the crowded Democratic contest, who may not be known until mid-July, will be a heavy favorite to succeed term-limited Mayor Bill de Blasio in November's general election. Democratic registered voters outnumber Republican voters by more than a six-to-one ratio, state data shows.
Primer, a San Francisco-based startup that offers a natural language processing platform used by U.S. national security agencies and others, on Tuesday said it raised $110 million in its latest funding round. The company also announced a partnership with data analytics firm Palantir Technologies Inc and that the Primer platform will be available in Microsoft Corp's Azure cloud. While natural language processing is commonly used for transcription services, Primer CEO and founder Sean Gourley said the platform can also analyze text and write a summary.
In a press conference hosted by festival director José Luis Rebordinos, the San Sebastian Film Festival announced it will drop its gendered prizes for its 69th edition, to be held on-site and partly online from Sept. 17-25. Rebordinos also confirmed this year’s official competition sections and unveiled the festival’s main poster, which features a smiling […]
Clarence Smith was fresh off a 24-hour bus trip from his Blackfeet reservation in Montana to the Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota in the late 1980s, where he was sent by his family in the hope he would receive a better education. Flandreau, which declined comment, is one of at least 73 Native American schools out of an original 367 still in operation across the United States, according to researchers at the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. One academic researcher contends that as many as 40,000 children may have died in or because of their poor care at the U.S.-run schools, but the federal government does not know or is unwilling to say how many children even attended the schools, how many died in or went missing from them, or even how many schools existed.
On Wednesday, she is due to make a personal address to the Los Angeles judge who is handling the conservatorship. WHAT IS A CONSERVATORSHIP? IN WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES IS A CONSERVATORSHIP APPROVED BY THE COURTS?