After the North Dakota House voted to expel a lawmaker accused of a long pattern of sexually harassing women at the Capitol, attention has turned to a policy that was intended to protect against harassment but may have actually made it harder to stop it. Legislative leaders vowed Friday to overhaul the policy crafted less than three years ago regarding workplace and sexual harassment at the Capitol, with an eye toward removing a requirement that eventually could make a victim’s identity public, which may have kept some women from coming forward. “Obviously, there is some grey areas that need to be filled in,” said Chet Pollert, the House Majority leader.
NASA's Mars rover Perseverance has taken its first, short drive on the surface of the red planet, two weeks after the robot science lab's picture-perfect touchdown on the floor of a massive crater, mission managers said on Friday. The six-wheeled, car-sized astrobiology probe put a total of 6.5 meters (21.3 feet) on its odometer on Thursday during a half-hour test spin within Jezero Crater, site of an ancient, long-vanished lake bed and river delta on Mars. Taking directions from mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angeles, the rover rolled 4 meters (13.1 feet) forward, turned about 150 degrees to its left and then drove backward another 2.5 meters (8.2 feet).
Jurgen Klopp insists the solid foundations he has laid at Liverpool will ensure his troubled club are never faced with a long absence from the Champions League.
President Joe Biden on Friday rounded out his White House staff with a top adviser who has advocated for breaking up Big Tech companies along with a host of new appointments focused on COVID-19, criminal justice and the U.S. economy. The White House announced six additional staffers to its National Economic Council, including Columbia University professor Tim Wu, who coined the term "net neutrality" and has warned against an economy dominated by a few giant firms. "I think breakups or undoing of mergers are actually called for more than we have appreciated in the last few decades," Wu has said previously about Big Tech companies.
It was a very rough year for AMC Entertainment, the world’s largest theater chain. Its theaters were dark for months as coronavirus spread around the world, and when some cities and states gave the green light for its cinemas to open back up, Hollywood opted to delay many of its highest profile releases or send […]
The 34-year-old Frenchman Grosjean, whose left foot was initially trapped, said afterwards that he thought he was going to die but willed himself out of the wreckage for the sake of his children. The governing FIA's report into the accident said the fuel tank inspection hatch on the left side of the chassis was dislodged and the engine fuel supply connection was torn from the fuel tank 'safety bladder'. Grosjean managed to extricate himself after 27 seconds, suffering burns to his hands.
Aaron and Jordan Kandell , the identical twin brother screenwriters and producers, have signed with Range Media partners. Operating through the banner Twin Ink, their previous credits include Disney’s award winning animated film “Moana” and the 2018 feature “Adrift,” starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin — helping the duo establish a reputation for world-building around […]
The government will also provide up to 5.5 million pounds to help England's second-tier Championship, which kicks off on Saturday after 11 teams agreed to invest in mandatory COVID-19 testing. "The Sports Minister has announced the latest tranche of funding from the Government's Sport Winter Survival Package, which will see more than 40 million pounds provided to support grassroots rugby union clubs and up to 5.5 million pounds to support the launch of the men’s Championship competition from this weekend," the Sports Ministry said in a statement. Rugby union at grassroots level was allowed to resume by the UK government last December, only to be suspended again in January as COVID-19 cases rose again.
Of the many pleasures Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have experienced writing the songs for Disney Plus’ “WandaVision,” one of their favorites has been the ability to get instant feedback on their work via the gargantuan social media response to the Marvel Studios series. It’s not something the married, Oscar-winning songwriters of “Frozen” and “Coco” […]
A large herd of adult deer shepherded their young across the road in Dublin, Ireland’s Phoenix Park, footage taken on February 28 shows.Video shared by Aaron Corr shows a great procession of deer crossing a road as parkgoers look on.The Office of Public Works has requested the public to respect the deer by keeping their distance to prevent malnourishment or unnecessary stress, local media reported. Credit: Aaron Corr via Storyful
Free agent pitcher Sam Dyson has been banned for the entire 2021 season by Major League Baseball for violating MLB's domestic violence policy, commissioner Robert Manfred said Friday.
Many events stake a claim to be considered among the sporting clashes of the century and few live up to the hype but any shortlist of contenders for the greatest of all time must include the first fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. For boxing that moment came at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971 when unbeaten heavyweights Ali and Frazier fought in what remains, just as it was advertised that night 50 years ago, the "Fight of the Century". "It was a magical night that I will never ever forget," recalled legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum, who was ringside for the 15-round battle won by Frazier in a unanimous decision.
It seemed that Gerard Moreno's 39th minute penalty, awarded for handball following a VAR intervention, would be enough to secure the points - but Valencia's late show means it is now eight league games without a win for Unai Emery's side. Villarreal should have doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime as defender Hugo Guillamon's error left former Valencia striker Paco Alcacer one-on-one with Jasper Cillessen.
A key US safety regulator said Friday initial investigations confirm metal fatigue was a factor in last month's scare when a Boeing 777 engine caught fire and rained debris on houses below.
Detailing music’s pulse throughout the country, the new website “50 States of Music” certifies the industry’s cultural and economic impact on the United States, collecting regional figures on everything from how much music contributes to each state’s GDP to how many songwriters, royalty recipients and live venues there are in every state. “Music is everywhere […]
Unanimous Media, Stephen Curry’s multimedia company has announced the creation of Pathways Alliance, a new production arm dedicated to giving diverse talent the opportunity to share their creative voices. Over the course of 18 months, Unanimous Media will work with authors to create refreshing new projects, giving them an opportunity to inject their visions across […]
A 25-year-old parkour athlete from Rabat, Morocco, demonstrated his dizzying daily exercises on March 2, wherein he does pull-ups on a bar suspended several stories above a paved alleyway.Video shared by Khalid Tenni shows the athlete securing a metal pole between two rooftops before he proceeds to complete pull-ups and leg lifts with ease.“I was bored again during this pandemic, knowing that all sports halls and spaces are closed, so I decided to do my daily exercises on the roof,” Tenni told Storyful. Credit: Khalid Tenni via Storyful
Tony Hendra, a British satirist who worked as a top editor with National Lampoon and Spy magazines and is best known from “This Is Spinal Tap” as the band’s manager Ian Faith, has died. He was 79. Hendra died on Thursday in Yonkers, New York of Lou Gehrig’s disease, his wife Carla told The New York Times. He was first diagnosed with the condition in 2019. He got his start at Cambridge University in the ’60s and worked alongside John Cleese and Graham Chapman and others just before Monty Python would hit it big. He eventually took his comedy act on the road to America and worked with his partner, comedian Nick Ullett to perform stand-up and work as a writer and editor for various publications. But in 1970 he joined National Lampoon magazine and became the first editor hired by the comedy magazine’s founders Doug Kenney and Henry Beard. Before eventually rising to co-editor-in-chief between 1975-78, he co-created the Lampoon’s first album “Radio Dinner” and co-wrote, directed and produced the off-Broadway revue “Lemmings” starring future comedy royalty like John Belushi, Chevy Chase and Christopher Guest. But American fans will best recognize Hendra as Ian Faith from Rob Reiner’s cult classic mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap.” Hendra played the band’s manager who had stuck with the band long-past their prime, would leave a cricket bat on his desk to intimidate people and famously bungled Tap’s stage show when he commissioned a model of Stonehenge that was just a matter of inches tall rather than a life-size, scale model. Some of Hendra’s other famous roles included on “Radio Dinner” a parody of John Lennon called “Magical Misery Tour” and appearances on “Miami Vice, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and the 1999 film “Suits.” More to come… Read original story Tony Hendra, National Lampoon Editor and ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Star, Dies at 79 At TheWrap
Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Friday backed calls for the United States to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying China's "nasty" activity made it an inappropriate host.
This Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) has hit a new 52-week high. Are more gains in store?