Mango the sun parakeet totally loves his strawberries. How cute is that?
Mango the sun parakeet totally loves his strawberries. How cute is that?
Under typical circumstances, all South Korean men are required to enlist in the military between the ages of 18 and 28
Her Royal Highness and Prince Philip will celebrate at Windsor, where they have been sheltering during the pandemic.
Dick Alen, a music agent renowned for a six-decade-plus career that included representing icons like Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry and Little Richard, died of natural causes Nov. 27. He was 89. Before Alen retired in 2010, he had spent the last 39 years of his career at what was formerly the William Morris Agency and […]
Next year, if all goes as planned, Canadians will get a free COVID-19 vaccine, billions of dollars in economic stimulus, and perhaps, insiders and analysts say, an early election. Five sources familiar with the thinking in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party say a snap election is likely at some point in 2021 rather than at the scheduled end of the legislature in 2023. Last year, the ruling Liberals won only a minority of seats in the House of Commons, leaving them reliant on opposition parties to survive.
A Republican state lawmaker from Pennsylvania revealed Monday that he has COVID-19, confirming the positive test five days after he went to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump and went maskless at a packed public meeting to discuss efforts to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. State Sen. Doug Mastriano first revealed the diagnosis in a Facebook live video Monday night, one day after The Associated Press reported that Mastriano was informed of the positive test while at a West Wing meeting with Trump.
SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 1, 2020) (UEFA - NO RESALES. NO COMMERCIAL USE. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "©UEFA 2020") 1. VARIOUS OF PSG SQUAD JOGGING 2. VARIOUS OF SQUAD GOING THROUGH WARM-UP DRILLS 3. SQUAD WALKING TO START PASSING AND DRIBBLING DRILLS 4. VARIOUS OF SQUAD GOING THROUGH PASSING AND DRIBBLING DRILLS STORY: Paris St Germain finalised training prep on Tuesday (December 1) ahead of their pivotal Champions League Group H game at Manchester United on Wednesday. Last year's runners-up are second on six points, three adrift of United and ahead of RB Leipzig, who face Istanbul Basaksehir, only thanks to their better head-to-head record. Earlier PSG coach Thomas Tuchel described aiming for a win at Old Trafford as one of the 'world's greatest challenges'. PSG have only grabbed one point from their last two Ligue 1 games and they were fortunate to beat Leipzig 1-0 at the Parc des Princes last week. Their injury woes have however, almost disappeared with only fullbacks Thilo Kehrer and Juan Bernat, as well as midfielders Pablo Sarabia and Julian Draxler, out of the clash. Tuchel is also hoping that France striker Kylian Mbappe will rediscover his scoring touch in the Champions League, having failed to find the net in his last eight appearances in the competition, a streak that dates back to last December. (Production: Stefan Haskins)
Four summers ago, Keesha Sharp found out that her mother had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer -- the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America. Sadly, her mom died in August. However, Sharp, who starred as Monica on this hit sitcom "Girlfriends," and has more recently been seen on "Empire" and "The Good Fight," […]
(SOT- U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN) "Based upon the recent economic data, I continue to believe that a targeted fiscal package is the most appropriate federal response." Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell were back on Capitol Hill Tuesday - urging lawmakers to agree on another economic stimulus package. Speaking to the Senate Banking Committee, Mnuchin said small businesses, particularly, restaurants are in dire need of assistance, and could be helped by another round of funding to the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, which helped bolster the economy earlier this year. "The president and I believe that restaurants had been unfairly targeted, and I'd urge Congress to support another $300 billion dollars for PPP. This would have a real impact. These restaurants need grants. They don't need loans." Some of that money, he urged, could be repurposed from funds he is clawing back from other Fed programs, which are set to expire at the end of the year. His decision to shut some emergency lending programs has sparked outrage from Democrats, and set off a testy exchange between the Treasury Secretary and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown. (SOT- SENATOR SHERROD BROWN (D)-OHIO) "Other than using your final months in office to work for the people for whom you have sworn to serve, you appear to be trying to sabotage our economy on the way out the door." (SOT- MNUCHIN) "My decision not to extend these facilities was not an economic decision. I'm surprised to hear Senator Brown use words like sabotage, no legitimate justification, delusional, malpractice, time for action." Powell, who is on record as disagreeing with Mnuchin's decision, decided not to pile on the criticism, choosing instead to focus on what the two agree on. "Our thinking is we would have left facilities in place to be backstops. We don't second-guess the Secretary's decision about the CARES act money because that's entirely his decision to make but I think central banks would have generally done that. What we're hearing is that there are a lot of small businesses that are at risk of going out of business during this winter, which could be a tough few months. There are parts of the economy that will need help or might need help to get that last span of the bridge in place to get to the other side of the pandemic." Help could soon be on the way. After weeks of deadlock, a bipartisan group of lawmakers have put together a new stimulus plan. Any plan, says Mnuchin, needs to be voted on quickly.
Boris Johnson suffered the largest backbench rebellion of his premiership on Tuesday after more than 50 Tory MPs voted against the new three-tier system of coronavirus regulations. The measures were passed by 291 votes to 78, paving the way for 99 per cent of England to be placed under the toughest Tier 2 and 3 restrictions when England’s national lockdown ends at midnight. Sir Keir Starmer had asked his MPs to abstain on the vote, all-but guaranteeing the restrictions would be approved, although 15 Labour MPs eventually voted against the proposals.
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Charlize Theron pushing further into the TV space. The actor and her Denver & Delilah production banner have inked a two-year first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max, Variety has confirmed. Under the deal, Theron and her company will develop TV projects for both platforms, looking to add to its TV slate which previously included David Fincher's […]
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and the biotech firm Regeneron are investigating whether technology developed for gene therapy can be used to make a nasal spray that will prevent infection with the new coronavirus.
Nearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling obituary pages of small-town newspapers and testing the capacity of morgues, funeral homes and hospitals. Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point. Health officials fear the crisis will be even worse in coming weeks, after many Americans ignored pleas to stay home over Thanksgiving and avoid people who don’t live with them.
Furious Conservative MPs warned Boris Johnson on Tuesday night their older constituents have “nothing left to live for” after months without their families, as they voted in droves against today’s new tiered lockdown rules. The Prime Minister heard speech after speech from Tory backbenchers worried about the effect of continued restrictions on daily life for millions, especially for vulnerable older people who have been “denied the touch of the people that they love”. Although Labour’s decision to abstain gave the Government a victory of 291 votes to 78, an unprecedented 55 Conservatives voted against Mr Johnson - the largest rebellion of this Parliament. When the vote came, Mr Johnson, Matt Hancock and Mark Spencer, the Chief Whip, formed a "gauntlet" that MPs had to pass as they went through the voting lobbies. One MP said It had been made very clear to those opposing that there would be consequences.
The English Football Association’s investigation into Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani’s use of the word 'negrito' has generated surprise and irritation in his homeland Uruguay. Cavani wrote the word, which is a diminutive version of 'black' and is often used affectionately in parts of Latin America to describe a person with dark skin or hair, in an Instagram post after he scored two goals in United's 3-2 Premier League win at Southampton at the weekend. When Cavani, 33, was informed the term could be considered offensive he deleted the post and apologised.
Investors looking to buy bitcoin now should consider implementing a dollar-cost averaging (DCA) strategy, according to leading traders in the cryptocurrency space.
Two years ago Egyptian film producer and screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy was appointed president of the Cairo Film Festival with a mandate to revamp and relaunch the prominent Arab fest, which had been losing luster due to political turbulence. Having largely accomplished that with last year's watershed edition, Hefzy had to face new challenges this year, […]
Several inches of snow fell in northeastern Ohio on Tuesday, December 1, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported.A winter storm warning had been issued for northeast Ohio and lake-effect snow was anticipated for the Cleveland area. More than 50,000 customers were without power as of 11 am on Tuesday, FirstEnergy said.Dave Ray shared this footage from Cleveland on the eastern bank of the Cuyahoga River on Tuesday. Dozens of schools in the area were closed because of the snow. Credit: Dave Ray via Storyful
Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar said Tuesday efforts to resolve Cyprus’ ethnic division should start fresh and aim to achieve a two-state deal, because decades of negotiations for a federation-based agreement have got nowhere. Tatar said a regional “new state of affairs” that takes into account the discovery of significant gas deposits off Cyprus creates the need for a two-state accord, under which equally sovereign Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots can live “side by side.” The Greek Cypriots reject the two-state idea.
Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler launched a savage assault on South Africa's bowlers as England completed a series clean sweep with a nine-wicket win in the third and final Twenty20 international at Newlands in Cape Town on Tuesday.