The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it would investigate the rising tide of hate crimes in America, as Asian Americans have experienced a growing number of racially motivated attacks since former President Donald Trump began referring to COVID-19 as a "China virus." “The United States is currently facing unprecedented challenges, some of which are fueling increased bigotry and hatred," said Pamela Karlan, the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division. She added that her office is working with the FBI, federal prosecutors and local police to "evaluate possible hate crimes," without providing further details.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is rediscovering his best form after his recent problems on and off the pitch and the Gabon striker's resurgence gives the team a better chance of being successful, manager Mikel Arteta said on Friday. The 31-year-old Aubameyang scored twice, including a late winner, as Arsenal beat Benfica 3-2 on Thursday and 4-3 on aggregate to reach the last 16 of the Europa League. Aubameyang's form has been patchy this season and he missed three games to visit his ill mother but Arteta said those problems were behind the player as his side prepare to visit third-placed Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday.
Opposition supporters marched down the streets of the capital Tbilisi and rallied in front of the parliament building and the government headquarters. The demonstration comes days after police stormed the headquarters of Georgia's top opposition party, United National Movement, and arrested its chairman Nika Melia. “We believe that today Georgia stands at the crossroads, and this is the moment when the country should decide whether it continues its European development and democratic development or it turns back and goes back to Russia,” opposition politician David Bakradze said at the rally on Friday.
The United States withdrew its opposition to the idea of global rules on taxing digital giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook at a meeting of finance ministers and central bankers of the world's top 20 economies on Friday, a G20 official said.
Villagers living on both sides of the Line of Control dividing the Himalayan region of Kashmir welcomed an agreement between long-time foes India and Pakistan to stop shelling from each side, but some were sceptical it would hold. The nuclear-armed neighbours signed a ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) in 2003, but that has frayed in recent years and there have been mounting casualties. In a joint statement on Thursday, India and Pakistan said they would observe a ceasefire.
Ferrari held a pre-season team launch on Friday with some confidence that their new Formula One car, to be unveiled next month, would be a lot better than last year's flop. Team principal Mattia Binotto told reporters in a video conference from the Ferrari museum in Maranello, against a backdrop of winning cars from the past, that the data looked promising.
The Atlanta Braves on Friday extended manager Brian Snitker's contract through the 2023 season, with a club option for 2024. Snitker, 65, led the Braves to a 35-25 record and a third straight National League East title during last season's shortened campaign. "I am thrilled that Brian will continue to lead our club on the field and in the clubhouse," Braves president Alex Anthopoulos said.
Versatile England forward Courtney Lawes has been ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations championship after a scan revealed the extent of the damage to a pectoral muscle he injured in training on Wednesday. Lawes had already been replaced by Mark Wilson at blindside flanker in the team to play Wales on Saturday but the tough-tackling Northampton man will now also miss out on England's remaining games against France and Ireland next month. "Unfortunately, Courtney picked up a knock and that means he won’t be available for us for the rest of the Six Nations,” attack coach Simon Amor told journalists on Friday.
West Ham, who finished 16th last season, beat London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 last weekend to extend their unbeaten run in the league to four games, pushing themselves into contention for a spot in next season's Champions League. City are in a purple patch of their own having won their 19th straight game in all competitions by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday but, Guardiola said he was not targeting records.
Dense fog reduced visibility off the coast of Orange Beach, Alabama, on February 26, as the National Weather Service warned that visibility could be reduced to “one quarter mile or less at times.”This footage, by the City of Orange Beach, shows fog hanging over the waves at Cotton Bayou Beach.The city said it was flying yellow flags at its beaches, while the weather service warned residents of “hazardous driving conditions” due to low visibility. Credit: City of Orange Beach via Storyful
Bankers are used to spending long hours at their desks. Sometimes with a bit of shouting thrown in. But now their employers are wondering if that's all a thing of the past. At least some big banks reckon home working is here to stay. And they're shedding office space fast. HSBC said this week that it would cut its footprint by 40%. Lloyds is getting rid of 20% of its office space, and Standard Chartered a third.Not all their rivals see things the same way. Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon is not a fan of working from home. This week he called it an 'aberration' that his bank would correct as soon as possible. Over at Barclays, chief executive Jes Staley is hedging his bets. Last year he said the days of 7,000 workers trudging to its main London office were coming to an end. But he says he has no plan yet for any major move regarding real estate. Some banks worry that WFH is tough for younger staff. They could miss out on learning from colleagues. Gender equality is a worry too. Union leaders say home-working women have shouldered more childcare duties. Now back-office workers are the least likely to make an office return. Executives say traders will be first back at their desks. Deutsche Bank, for one, says it's been hard to adapt home environments for trading teams. The financial world's deserted offices may soon be getting noisy again.
Martial was United's top scorer with 23 goals in all competitions last season but has found the net just seven times so far this term. The 25-year-old once again failed to take his chances in the goalless draw with Real Sociedad in the Europa League second leg match on Thursday but Solskjaer is pleased with Martial's recent progress in training. "Anthony knows what we want and he is working really hard to do well for the team and that's what's pleasing me every day in training," Solskjaer told a news conference ahead of Sunday's Premier League trip to Chelsea.
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Sebastian, the lovable Newfoundland, has been accused of eating a cupcake off the counter and his best friend Sierra goes into action fast, coming up with a way to protect him from any punishment. She remembers she has a magic book of “being a good puppy” rules and quickly tells mom the correct way to handle this situation. Sebastian is relieved once again his little girl best friend has come to his rescue. Best friends forever!
Check out this mesmerizing drone footage of a guy skating on a frozen lake. Incredible!
Let's be honest, we've all been there! Sometimes we are not in the mood for anything just like Buddy. Hilarious!
Thanks for watching Its Only Food w/Chef John Politte. In this video we are showing you how to make a copycat version of Zaxby’s sauce. Enjoy with chicken tenders or French fries, or as a burger or sandwich spread.
Police in South Yorkshire, England, caught a truck driver with a mobile phone in each hand as he drove – with no seatbelt on – along a highway earlier in February.The traffic officer recording the video comments that the driver is “absolutely oblivious.”Officers were using an unmarked heavy goods vehicle to pull up next to drivers to get a look into their vehicles.Police said they found 41 motorists driving without wearing a seatbelt, with 19 using their mobile phone while driving. Six were speeding, and 10 were found to not be in proper control of their vehicles, police said.More than 2,000 people were killed or seriously injured by impaired or distracted drivers on England’s principal roads and motorways over the last five years, police said. Credit: South Yorkshire Police via Storyful
MK2 Films has scored a raft of strong pre-sales on “The Worst Person In The World,” the anticipated third film in Joachim Trier’s “Oslo” trilogy, following “Reprise” and “Oslo, August 31st.” The company has also unveiled a first look still of the film ahead of the virtual EFM, where it will present a promo-reel to […]
Bots on major social media platforms have been hyping up GameStop and other "meme" stocks, according to an analysis by Massachusetts-based cyber security company PiiQ Media, suggesting organized economic or foreign actors may have played a role in the Reddit-driven trading frenzy. Shares in GameStop soared last month after Reddit users banded together to squeeze hedge funds that had bet against the video game retailer and other companies. Reddit Chief Executive Steve Huffman told Congress this month that bots, artificial or fake accounts with automated content, had not played a "significant role" in GameStop Reddit message traffic.