South Korea, a hotbed of contemporary cultural fervor, is to get a significant new development and production company headed by veteran studio executives. The new venture, Covenant Pictures starts operations with solid financial backing, a diverse slate, and a first-look deal with the producers of the hit “Along With The Gods” movie franchise. Covenant sees […]
President-elect Joe Biden will sit down with NBC News' Lester Holt on Tuesday for his first interview post-election. The full interview will air during "NBC Nightly News" at 6:30 p.m. ET, with additional portions to be featured on "Today," "Nightly News" and MSNBC on Wednesday. It will also be available to view on NBC News' […]
Nov.23 -- A U.S.-European satellite designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights was launched into Earth orbit from California on Saturday. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Sentinel-6 satellite blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:17 a.m. and arced southward over the Pacific Ocean. (Source: NASA)
Scotland's High Court will begin hearing an appeal on Tuesday against the conviction of a Libyan man found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing, the deadliest militant attack in British history. Pam Am Flight 103 was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 en route from London to New York, an attack that killed 270 people, mostly Americans on their way home for Christmas. In 2001, Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 residents of Lockerbie who were killed in the attack.
International air travellers will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to fly with Australia's Qantas, the airline's CEO has said, adding the rule was likely to become "common" across the industry.
Workers with Utah’s Department of Public Safety were left baffled upon discovering a mysterious metal monolith in the state’s southeast on November 18.During a mission to help count bighorn sheep for the Department of Wildlife Resources, the air crew discovered the metal structure in a remote area of red rock.Video published by the department shows crew members investigating the monolith, with voices heard saying, “Who does this kind of stuff?” and describing it jokingly as an “alien life form.”The department said it was not clear who may have put the installation there, while refusing to disclose the location in order to discourage would-be visitors.“It is illegal to install structures or art without authorization on federally managed public lands, no matter what planet you’re from,” the Utah Department of Public Safety wrote on their website.The discovery drew comparison to a scene from the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey in local media reports. Credit: Utah Department of Public Safety via Storyful
The Premier League said on Monday that eight people had returned positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week. The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus would now self-isolate for 10 days. "The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 16 November and Sunday 22 November, 1,530 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19," the league said in a statement https://www.premierleague.com/news/1814863.
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In today's TV News roundup, PlutoTV announced new channels for classic shows like "Happy Days," and Netflix revealed that "Nate: A One Man Show" will be available starting Dec. 1. CASTING Actor Megan Suri will join Season 2 of Netflix's "Never Have I Ever" as a recurring guest star. The comedy drama series follows Maitreyi […]
The US oil and gas industry got more than $10 billion in pandemic relief, but it's still struggling amid low oil prices.
“The Queen’s Gambit” hasn’t just been a big hit for Netflix. The new show — which Netflix announced on Monday had set a company record with 62 million views in its first month — has also been a boon to the online chess community. The numbers don’t lie. Since the show started streaming on October 23, chess apps have seen record downloads, Reddit’s main chess subreddit has been thriving and people are streaming more chess content than ever before on sites like Twitch. And “Queen’s Gambit,” which focuses on Beth Harmon, a fictional chess prodigy from the ’50s and ’60s, looks to be the driving force. Just look at the recent performance of chess apps: Chess.com, the biggest app dedicated to the game, was already enjoying a big 2020, thanks in large part to the pandemic forcing people to play more games. Chess.com had a record 979,000 downloads in April, according to data provided by SensorTower — but that figure has already been eclipsed through the first three weeks of November, when the app was downloaded 1.4 million times. That also marks a 179% increase from October. Zynga’s Chess With Friends app has also seen a recent spike in downloads....Read original story As Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Captures Fans, Chess App Downloads Have Doubled At TheWrap
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Monday she will step down from her role as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, giving up the powerful spot after public criticism of her bipartisan outreach and her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings. Feinstein, 87, said in a statement that she would not seek the position in the next Congress. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, has expressed interest in the Judiciary post.
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Donald Trump has directed his team to cooperate with an incoming President-elect Joe Biden administration after the General Services Administration ascertained the Democrat as the "apparent election winner". Mr Trump, in his closest statement yet to finally conceding he lost, tweeted: "In the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily (Murphy, GSA Administrator) and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same." The move clears the way for the start of an official transition and allows Mr Biden to coordinate with federal agencies on plans for taking over on January 20. An official said Ms Murphy made the determination after the president's efforts to subvert the vote failed across battleground states, most recently in Michigan, which certified Mr Biden's victory Monday. However, Mr Trump still appeared defiant, saying he would "keep up the good fight and I believe we will prevail." "Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts. I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official_including those who work at the White House or GSA_with regard to the substance or timing of my decision," Ms Murphy wrote in a letter to Mr Biden. Mr Trump tweeted shortly after her letter was made public:
MONDAY, Nov. 23 HanWay Films Closes Sales on 'Peggy Jo' HanWay Films has closed multiple international sales for Phillip Noyce’s "Peggy Jo," with Lily James attached to star as Peggy Jo Tallas, who robbed Texas banks in the early 1990s while posing as a man. A deal with Universal Pictures Content Group includes Benelux, German […]
The General Services Administration (GSA) has acknowledged Joe Biden’s victory after weeks of delays and will “begin the formal transition,” CNN reported Monday.The move comes after the Trump campaign’s latest attempt to overturn the election failed after Michigan election officials voted to certify Biden’s victory in the state.Read the statement below:Also Read: 'The View' Roasts Republicans for Silence About Trump: 'How Do You Sleep at Night?' (Video)CNN first reported the news.Breaking: GSA’s Emily Murphy signs off and says the transition can begin, per @KristenhCNN pic.twitter.com/S6YKKQBrQR— Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 23, 2020President Trump tweeted shortly after the news in what appears to be the closest thing to a concession speech.“I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same,” says Trump.I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020…fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020Since his lawyers keep quitting and his election lawsuits are getting smacked down by the handful, the sitting president decided to get crafty with his next strategy. This week, he called Republican lawmakers in the swing state of Michigan, which he lost to Joe Biden, and invited them to the White House in an apparent effort to stop them from certifying the electoral results in Biden’s favor.Read original story GSA Finally Acknowledges Biden Victory After Weeks of Delay, Will ‘Begin the Formal Transition’ At TheWrap
Nov.23 -- The rally in electric-vehicle stocks received a fresh boost of confidence on Monday from Wedbush Securities, which said there is now a “major inflection” in EV demand globally. Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow reports on "Bloomberg Technology."
'Tis the season to be jolly careful': PM reveals new measures Vaccine dosing error led to 90pc success rate by accident Boris Johnson's lockdown exit plan is 'full of risks', BMA warns 'Chaos': Postal deliveries delayed as workers told to self-isolate More than half of England set to be in highest tiers Subscribe today for a one-month free trial The British Medical Association has warned that the Government's plan to exit lockdown is "full of risks" and the potential impact on the NHS is "deeply worrying". Boris Johnson warned on Monday night that Britain is entering "the season to be jolly careful" as he announced new coronavirus restrictions that will last until the end of March. The Prime Minister revealed details of a revised regional three-tier system that will begin on December 2. BMA council chairman Dr Chaand Nagpaul said: "Worryingly, the Prime Minister has revealed a plan that is full of risks and threatens to undo the progress and undermine the difficult sacrifices the public have made in that time. "The Prime Minister says the new measures are tougher than October when in reality many are far more relaxed, at a time when infection rates and Covid-related hospitalisations and deaths remain high." Dr Nagpaul said it was "extremely concerning" that outdoor events with crowds of up to 4,000 people will be allowed and groups of 1,000 will be able to congregate indoors. "Now equipped with knowledge of the failings of the first three-tiered system, which led to another national lockdown, the Government must not repeat the same mistakes and risk accelerating the spread of the virus," he said. Simon Clarke, associate professor of cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, said: "In the run-up to Christmas, retail will be open come what may, but it must be recognised that this could afford the virus an opportunity to spread rapidly. "We may have to pay a further cost in 2021, not only in terms of restrictions but also illness, hospitalisations and deaths," he said. Follow the latest updates below.
Almost 90% of West Coast Aquaculture's $3.6 million capital raise was via the stablecoin tether.