One of President Joe Biden's top economic aides on Sunday will press Democratic and Republican senators for a fresh $1.9 trillion in coronavirus relief to help struggling Americans and avert a larger economic crisis. Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council, said he would speak to the senators to make the case for a large rescue plan. "We can't wait," White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.
Pray for movie theaters. “The Marksman,” a Liam Neeson thriller from Open Road, held onto first place for the second weekend in a row, grossing just over $2 million. The film has grossed $61 million after 10 days of release. That performance allows the movie to retain its box office crown, but that kind of […]
Egypt began vaccinating frontline medical staff against COVID-19 on Sunday using the jab developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm). The vaccine will be provided free of charge first to all doctors and frontline workers treating coronavirus patients, then to other medical workers, senior citizens and people with chronic illnesses, Health Minister Hala Zayed said.
Warner Music Group terminated the employment contract of Scott Maclachlan, a senior VP of A&R in its Australian office, after an investigation into sexual harassment claims, a rep for the company confirms to Variety. The British-born Maclachlan is widely credited with discovering Grammy-winning singer Lorde and managing her at his Saiko Management until 2016. The […]
The New York Times has come under fire for canceling the contract of editor Lauren Wolfe after she tweeted last Tuesday that she got “chills” over Joe Biden arriving in Washington, D.C., ahead of his inauguration as president. Wolfe, an award-winning journalist who has reported from war zones in Syria and Congo, became a trending topic on Twitter over the weekend as people expressed outrage over her ouster, called for her reinstatement and set up a Venmo account to provide financial aid. “I honestly think if Lauren Wolfe had written, ‘I love Joe Biden, he’s the bestest president ever!’ it STILL wouldn’t have been a fireable offense,” Baltimore magazine editor Max Weiss wrote. “But ‘I have chills’? That could be construed as being awestruck by the sight of Democracy in action.” “The fact that Tom Friedman can spout absolute warmongering nonsense about the Middle East for decades but NYT fires Lauren Wolfe over a single tweet tells you everything you need to know,” author Jillian York tweeted. Others called on the Times to rehire Wolfe. “You are punishing someone who should be idealized because she said something that pissed off fascists? Please. Please. PLEASE. Hire Lauren Wolfe back,” Josh Shahryar tweeted. Also Read: LA Times Newsroom Demands an Outsider Fill Executive Editor Position (Exclusive) According to HuffPost and New York magazine journalist Yashar Ali, Wolfe had been ousted from the Times after two since-deleted tweets about Biden, one expressing “chills” about his arrival in Washington and another that incorrectly faulted the “pettiness” of the Trump administration for not sending a military plane to fly Biden to the capital. (Wolfe herself deleted that tweet on learning that Biden had chosen to take his own plane.) A rep for the Times did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Wolfe had been responsible for editing online stories for the Times related to the pandemic and breaking news events, Ali said, and said that right-wing critics had called attention to her tweets. On Saturday, Wolfe also called out New York Post reporter Keith Kelly for a Friday story that included a paparazzi photo of her and her dog on the sidewalk near her home. “Are you proud of stalking me today? And of lying that I ‘could not be reached’ when you never tried to even contact me?” she tweeted. “Judging me as a journalist on these terms, while I am being stalked by your photog and getting death treats–you judge ME my work? Shame on you.” Kelly did not immediately respond to a request for comment. See more reactions below. The firing of Lauren Wolfe raises an important issue. If working as a journalist, is it better to: a) have no opinions; b) pretend you have none; or c) own them honestly and still work to be fair? I would choose c. I think it's phony to pretend to be objective. https://t.co/rRYIn9M04a — Alex Gibney (@alexgibneyfilm) January 24, 2021 Lauren Wolfe fires off a dumb tweet, fired. Michael Barbaro violates countless ethical considerations and keeps his job. — Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) January 24, 2021 Please take a moment to read this thread and then tweet at the @nytimes and tell them to #rehireLauren. https://t.co/u85DIVFLf8 — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 24, 2021 @nytimes didn't fire Maggie after this even though Caputo lied under oath to Congress and had sent about a hundred tweets like these to me. He then went to HHS and his actions resulted in untold COVID deaths. But Lauren Wolfe gets fired? https://t.co/uvLFN3kIcG pic.twitter.com/w5jhtoir2L — Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) January 24, 2021 I honestly think if Lauren Wolfe had written, "I love Joe Biden, he's the bestest president ever!" it STILL wouldn't have been a fireable offense. But "I have chills"? That could be construed as being awestruck by the sight of Democracy in action. — Max Weiss (@maxthegirl) January 24, 2021 We stand with you @Wolfe321 ( Venmo Lauren-Wolfe-10 ) https://t.co/4Dvtt4AVOz pic.twitter.com/YlLNLl6ql8 — Gisele Barreto Fetterman (@giselefetterman) January 24, 2021 Read original story NY Times Under Fire for Terminating Editor Lauren Wolfe After Pro-Biden Tweets At TheWrap
Twenty-two aid groups working in Yemen called on Sunday for the new U.S. administration to revoke the designation of Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, saying it puts millions of lives and the peace process at risk. The U.S. State Department has initiated a review of the designation, which came into effect Jan. 19, the day before President Joe Biden's inauguration. The designation freezes any U.S.-related assets of the Houthis, bans Americans from doing business with them and makes it a crime to provide support or resources to the movement.
Dozens of people were arrested as anti-lockdown protests turned violent in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on January 24, broadcaster RTL reported.Riot police were called in to break up the protests as hundreds of people showed up to demonstrations in Eindhoven and Amsterdam, the outlet reported.Videos filmed by local resident Alexander Suma show the scenes in Eindhoven’s city center. Credit: Alexander Suma via Storyful
Snow covered major roadways in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Sunday, January 24, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.The NWS said a lake band formed just off the coast of Lake Michigan but was expected to stay offshore over the water throughout the day.The Green Bay Packers were scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field, Green Bay’s open-air stadium, on Sunday in the NFC Championship. The winner will go on to play in the Super Bowl LV on February 7. Credit: Nate Stewart via Storyful
As Open Road’s “The Marksman” enters its second weekend, the pandemic box office has seen its weekend totals fall below $10 million once again as only three films grossed more than $1 million. The Liam Neeson action film remains at No. 1 with $2.1 million in its second weekend from 2,018 screens and a 10-day total of $6.1 million. Neck-and-neck for the No. 2 spot are Universal/DreamWorks’ “The Croods: A New Age” and Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman 1984.” “Croods” currently has the lead with $1.8 million in its ninth weekend, giving it a total of $41.8 million domestically and just under $140 million worldwide. “WW84” is in third with $1.6 million, giving it $37.7 million domestic and $148 million worldwide after six weekends. Sony’s “Monster Hunter” and Universal’s “News of the World” complete the top 5, with “Monster Hunter” taking $830,000 this weekend and “News” sitting just behind with $810,000. “Monster Hunter” now has a domestic total of $10.2 million after six weekends while “News of the World” has $9.6 million after five weekends. More to come… Read original story ‘The Marksman’ Stays No. 1 at Box Office as ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Nears $150 Million Worldwide At TheWrap
Republican lawmakers demonstrated Sunday that Democrats will have a fight on their hands to convict Donald Trump when the Senate next month opens its first-ever impeachment trial of a former president.
Leicester City's James Maddison set up one goal and got on the scoresheet in a second-half comeback as they beat second-tier Brentford 3-1 away in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday. The Foxes will host fellow Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion in the next round. Championship side Brentford took the lead in the seventh minute from a set piece when the ball took two deflections before Danish centre back Mads Bech Sorensen stabbed home his first goal in English football from close range.
Two legendary titans face off in the first trailer for the new movie “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Released on Warner Bros.’ YouTube channel Sunday morning, the trailer gives viewers their first glimpse at the ultimate showdown between Godzilla and King Kong. The two exchange blows above the ocean, with Kong knocking Godzilla into the water, only […]
Two enter and only one leaves in new Godzilla vs. Kong trailer
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that former President Donald Trump's approaching second impeachment trial in the Senate will be fair but move at a relatively fast pace. "It will be a fair trial but it will move relatively quickly," Schumer, a Democrat, told a news conference in New York.
Mexican authorities said over the weekend they recovered 19 bodies, some burned and shot, in a vehicle left in an uninhabited region of Tamaulipas in northern Mexico. Authorities located the bodies inside and on the back of a burnt out pickup truck after travelling to the site, the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office said in a statement.
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Vasco (Goa) [India], January 24 (ANI): After playing out a goalless draw against Hyderabad FC at Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday, Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle said his side had the best chances to take the three points from the clash.
Margao (Goa) [India], January 24 (ANI): In a match that witnessed plenty of chances, it was left to some lacklustre finishing by Odisha and an 82nd-minute equalizer by Erik Paartalu, to hand Bengaluru FC a thrilling 1-1 draw against Odisha FC to in the Indian Super League at the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday.
Tammy Abraham eased the pressure on under-fire manager Frank Lampard as his hat-trick saw Chelsea beat Luton 3-1 to reach the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.