An A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) flyby wings over the North Georgia Airshow. How cool is that?
An A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) flyby wings over the North Georgia Airshow. How cool is that?
Mainland China reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Dec. 5, up from 17 cases from a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Sunday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that 17 of the new cases were imported infections. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 2 from 12 a day earlier.
A Japanese space probe carrying the first extensive samples of an asteroid has completed its six-year mission, landing safely in the remote Australian outback, Japan's space agency said on Sunday. The mission by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Hayabusa2 seeks to answer some fundamental questions about the origins of the solar system and where molecules like water came from. The spacecraft, launched from Japan's Tanegashima space centre in 2014, took four years to reach the asteroid Ryugu before taking a sample and heading back to Earth in November 2019.
Before the pandemic closed her middle school and US immigration agents deported her father to El Salvador, Kimberly Orellana did not fear going hungry.
After separating from her husband in 2007, Katie Marcoux and her two young daughters moved in with her parents for financial reasons. She expected to stay a year at most.
Australia's Victoria state eased COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday after the country's pandemic hotspot recorded 37 days without any new coronavirus infections, moving toward a "COVID-safe" holiday season. From midnight on Sunday, up to 100 people will be able to attend public gatherings such as weddings, with density rules of one person per two square metres remaining in place, while 50% of office workers will be able to return to workplaces by Jan. 11, up from 25% now, the state's premier said.
One year earlier, he was an American League All-Star when he established career highs of 26 homers, 93 RBIs and a .285 batting average. Overall, Haniger has a .267 average with 62 homers and 189 RBIs in 350 major league games with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2016) and Mariners.
Frustrated Wallabies coach Dave Rennie blasted his team's "dumb errors" after another erratic and ill-disciplined performance against Argentina left Australia with just one win from six this year and the Tri Nations wooden spoon.
Power lines were downed, causing outages in parts of Connecticut on December 5 as the first nor’easter of the season dumped snow across New England.Power supplier Eversource said “heavy, wet snow” was weighing down trees and power lines, with outages mainly affecting eastern parts of the state.Roadways across the state were becoming slick, NBC Connecticut reported Saturday afternoon. State police had posted to Twitter earlier that they were “responding to accidents all over the state,” and asked motorists to stay home if they can. Credit: @eweather via Storyful
Indian drama film “Milestone” (aka “Meel Patthar”) was named the best film at the Silver Screen Awards, the closing event of the Singapore International Film Festival. The festival is a cornerstone of the Singapore Media Festival consumer and industry event. Directed by Ivan Ayr, “Milestone” recounts the foretaste of doom that follows a veteran truck […]
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc will miss the final two Twenty20 matches against India to deal with a family illness. “There is nothing in the world more important than family and in this case Mitch is no exception,” coach Justin Langer said Sunday. “We will give Mitch all the time he needs and welcome him back into the squad with open arms whenever he feels the time is right for him and his family.”
South Korea on Sunday reported 631 new coronavirus cases, the highest in nine months, ahead of an expected government decision on whether to further tighten social distancing curbs as health authorities struggle to contain a third wave of outbreaks. The new cases bring the country's tally to 37,546, with 545 deaths, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported.
The first nor’easter storm of the season began dumping heavy, wet snow across New England on Saturday, December 5, downing trees and power lines, causing outages in several states, and causing traffic accidents.This footage from Nashua, New Hampshire, shows heavy snowfall covering roads and reducing visibility for motorists.Power supplier Eversource said heavy snow and wind had toppled power lines and trees, cutting power to at least 18,000 customers in New Hampshire, and thousands more in neighboring states. Credit: Juan Javier Flores Agudo via Storyful
Ninety-seven year-old Colette Dupas, a nursing home resident in Jeumont, France, has been taking precautions against COVID-19. She's been limited to speaking with her family via video call or through a window. But now, Dupas is able to feel their touch – through plastic - thanks to an inflatable tunnel known as the “hug bubble”. Dupas’s daughters recently visited her, putting one arm through an airtight-sealed plastic sleeve to reach their mother and stroke her hair. Stephanie Loiseau is an assistant at the nursing home: [ENGLISH TRANSLATION] "It has brought comfort. Residents would see their relatives through a window or through a camera and they were really missing having real contact and they are getting a lot of love." Before Dupas’ daughters left, they took turns kissing their mother on the cheek through the plastic. After guests leave, an employee disinfects the plastic sheet to prepare for another loving encounter in the hug bubble.
Actor David L. Lander, who played the character of Squiggy on the popular ABC comedy “Laverne & Shirley,” has died after a decades-long battle with multiple sclerosis, his wife said. Lander died Friday in Los Angeles, surrounded by his wife, daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Fields Lander said in an email Saturday to the Associated Press. “It was very peaceful,” Lander said.
The decision came after a barrage of "abusive comments."
Following the death of actor David Lander, several people across the industry shared their warm memories of the “Laverne & Shirley” actor and multiple sclerosis activist.“David REST SOUNDLY… you have earned your peace,” Henry Winkler tweeted.“Oh man. He made me and so many laugh,” John Stamos tweeted in response to Winkler’s message. “When I was a kid Henry, I used to sneak on the lot and watch you guys rehearse, then go next door and catch Laverne and Shirley rehearsing (and argue over lines) and I remember watching David and [Michael McKean] just riff and riff. RIPDAVID.”Also Read: David Lander, Squiggy on 'Laverne & Shirley,' Dies at 73Kevin Smith also remembered Lander for his impact on the “Clerks” filmmaker’s childhood.“This funny man made my childhood happier with his work on ‘Laverne & Shirley’ and his guest appearance on @TheSimpsons as himself still makes me laugh today (‘Hello, Laverne…’),” Smith tweeted. “Rest In Peace David, and thank you: There’s a little Lenny & Squiggy in the DNA of Jay & Silent Bob.”Janice Dean, Fox News’ senior meteorologist who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005, also thanked Lander for opening up about his journey with the illness.“Knowing that David Lander lived with multiple sclerosis made it easier for those of us wanting to be open and honest about being diagnosed too. He put a brave face on living with the illness paving the way for the rest of us. Prayers and love to his family,” Dean tweeted. “He did so much great work with the @mssociety. He will be missed not only for his acting but for his advocacy helping us find a cure of ms some day.”Don Most, who played Ralph Malph on “Happy Days,” also paid tribute to Lander: “Rest In Peace ole man.”Lander died on Friday at 73 due to complications from multiple sclerosis. He is survived by his wife Kathy and daughter Natalie.Read original story David Lander Remembered by John Stamos, Henry Winkler and More: ‘He Made Me and So Many Laugh’ At TheWrap
Formula One champions Mercedes would be willing to organise a farewell test for Romain Grosjean if the Frenchman, who escaped a fiery crash in Bahrain last week, is unable to return for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 34-year-old’s Haas split in half and burst into flames after spearing into the barriers at high speed on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix. While he walked away from the horrific smash, Grosjean suffered second-degree burns to his hands which have forced him to miss this weekend’s race around the outer layout of the same Sakhir desert track.
Protesters have said they are taking part in a "mass trespass" at Stonehenge against the Government's £27 billion roads programme and plans to dig a tunnel near the prehistoric monument. The group, who described themselves as an alliance of local residents, ecologists, activists, archaeologists and pagans, gathered at the Wiltshire site at about noon on Saturday. They are protesting against the Government's planned £27.4 billion investment in the strategic road network across the country, as well as a controversial £1.7 billion plan to dig a road tunnel near Stonehenge. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps gave the go-ahead to the scheme in November, against the recommendations of planning officials, who warned it will case harm to the World Heritage Site. Protesters said they also gathered in support of Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site, which has launched a legal challenge to Mr Shapps' decision. English Heritage closed the site to the public for the rest of the day after the arrival of the protesters.
Thanks to Twitter, a duet between Dionne Warwick and Chance the Rapper could be right around the corner.Warwick, the 79-year-old pop and R&B legend, gave an online shout-out to the 27-year-old Chicago-based rapper on Saturday — one that drew an “amazing” response and the hint of a future collaboration.It all started when Warwick asked Chance: “If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this.” She jokingly added, “I am now Dionne the Singer.”Within minutes, Chance replied to Dionne Warwick’s tweet: “Sorry I’m still freaking out that u know who I am. This is amazing!“Also Read: Chance the Rapper Shares Old Clip of Lizzo Interviewing Him in 2012 (Video)It turns out that Warwick is a big fan of “Holy,” Chance’s hit collaboration with Justin Bieber, which she called “one of my favorite songs right now.”Chance was humbled by Dionne Warwick’s admiration: “I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick. God bless you.” “Of course I know you. You’re THE rapper,” Warwick replied before asking him to hit her up for a possible collaboration: “Let’s rap together. I’ll message you.”The singer, who landed 56 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1962 and 1998 (including such classics as “Walk on By,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and “I’ll Never Love This Way Again”) also has questions about other current hitmakers.“The Weeknd is next. Why? It’s not even spelled correctly?” she asked. And then this: “If you have ‘The’ in your name i’m coming for you. I need answers today.“Watch the whole exchange between Dionne Warwick and Chance the Rapper below.Hi, @chancetherapper. If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this.— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020I am now Dionne the Singer.— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick. God bless you 💙💙— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 5, 2020“Holy” by Justin the Bieber @justinbieber and @chancetherapper is one of my favorite songs right now.— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020Of course I know you. You’re THE rapper. Let’s rap together. I’ll message you. 🤷🏽♀️ https://t.co/7ku9SMNUMB— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020Read original story That’s What Twitter’s For: Dionne Warwick ‘Can’t Stop Thinking About’ Chance the Rapper At TheWrap
But for three errant Reece Hodge kicks, coach Dave Rennie would have been contemplating a very different first season in charge of Australia on Saturday night. If Hodge had converted late penalties in a draw against New Zealand and two against Argentina, the Wallabies would have headed into the off season with the Tri-Nations title and a record of four wins and two losses. Rennie was not about to heap any blame on the shoulders of Hodge, usually only a long-range kicker for club and country, and said all three games should have been put to bed long before the versatile back approached the tee.