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The coronavirus pandemic and the risk of civil unrest made the inauguration of the 46th president one of the most unusual in American history. The Capitol, the epicenter of democracy that was invaded by violent loyalists of former President Donald Trump just two weeks ago, was surrounded with multiple rings of heavy steel fencing, topped with razor wire.
Insurance firm Aviva is closing three UK offices and reducing the size of others as it makes flexible working a permanent feature beyond the pandemic. The FTSE 100 firm is to close two offices in Broadland Business Park in Norwich and another in York by the end of March. It is not, however, abandoning any of its 14 locations in the UK and no jobs will be lost, with both Norwich and York retaining one office in each of the city centres. The firm said is seeking third-party occupiers for the two Broadland offices - which hosted 1,500 staff - as soon as possible. Aviva aims for all of its 16,000 employees in the UK to be able to work from an office if they would prefer to and expects most to do so at least one day a week, on a rotational basis. It said plans to create a more flexible work environment have been in place “for some time”, and employees are being consulted in the process. The transition, however, has been accelerated by the outbreak of coronavirus which has seen workers across the country abandon the commute and turn their homes into work spaces. “The way we use our office space is changing significantly. As our people continue to work in a new flexible way we want our offices to inspire creativity and collaboration. Our intention is to invest in our sites to provide a more vibrant, inspiring and flexible workspace for our people,” Aviva said in a statement. “We are combining office space in some locations and reducing the space in others. We are not leaving any town or city where we currently have a presence”. “The next steps are to continue engaging with our people across these different locations, working with them to build the best working environment to support their needs, the needs of the business and our customers”, it added.
Record closing highs for all three major Wall Street indices on Wednesday - the same day Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States. Wall Street was relieved with the inauguration going off without a hitch, despite the threat of unrest. Liz Miller is president of Summit Place Financial Advisors. "The inauguration is actually very important. We did see all the major indices sort of dipping around 11 o'clock going into it, and then it's coming out of that rather smooth transition, at least compared to what was expected and those who were enthused by the messages of hope in the future, driving the major indices to new highs into the afternoon." By the closing bell: The Dow rallied 257 points. The S&P 500 jumped 52. The Nasdaq surged 260. Politics could only take partial credit for the rally. Netflix was, by far, the star of the day. The streaming media giant, which has been besieged by a growing list of new challengers, said it will no longer need to borrow billions of dollars to finance its TV shows and movies. The main reason: it continues to take in millions of new paying subscribers. Netflix ended last year with more than 200 million paying customers worldwide. Shares of Netflix surged 17 percent to an all-time high. Netflix's quarterly results fueled enthusiasm for other tech companies like Google parent Alphabet - who have yet to report quarterly results. Alphabet shares jumped to a record high as well. In other high-profile earnings, Morgan Stanley, the last of the big U.S. banks to report, smashed estimates thanks to strength in its trading unit. Procter and Gamble, one of the world's largest consumer products companies, boosted its full-year sales guidance for the second time after demand for its cleaning products remained at an elevated level due to the health crisis.
Former Villarreal forward Roberto Soldado gave the visitors the lead midway through the first half but Ruben Pena levelled soon after. Moi Gomez scored from the spot to put Unai Emery's side in front midway through the second half only for Granada's Kenedy to equalise in the 75th.
Immigrants cheered President Joe Biden's plan to provide a path to U.S. citizenship for about 11 million people without legal status, mixing hope with guarded optimism Wednesday amid a seismic shift in how the American government views and treats them. The newly inaugurated president moved to reverse four years of harsh restrictions and mass deportation with a plan for sweeping legislation on citizenship. Biden also issued executive orders reversing some of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies, such as halting work on a U.S.-Mexico border wall and lifting a travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries.
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Tom Hanks is hosting a primetime TV special with performances from Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato and more, while Lady Gaga will perform the National Anthem
Former world number one Brooks Koepka starts his 2021 PGA Tour season in the California desert this week with a revamped West Coast schedule aimed at prepping for the US Open.
For three years, adherents of the sprawling QAnon conspiracy theory awaited a so-called Great Awakening, scouring anonymous web postings from a shadowy "Q" figure and parsing statements by former U.S. President Donald Trump, whom they believed to be their champion. On Wednesday, they grappled with a harsh reality check: Trump had left office with no mass arrests or other victories against the supposed cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophile cannibal elites, especially Democrats, he was ostensibly fighting. Instead, Democratic President Joseph Biden was calmly sworn into office, leaving legions of QAnon faithful struggling to make sense of what had transpired.
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Even after 17 years on air, Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs continues to arrest the attention of “NCIS” fans. The beloved CBS action-packed police procedural starring Mark Harmon draws impressive numbers for the Big 4 television network. The drama’s winter return at 8 p.m. was the top program on Tuesday night in Nielsen+Live Same Day […]
Robert Lewandowski scored his 22nd Bundesliga goal of the season as Bayern Munich stayed four points clear, helped by a late penalty miss from Alfred Finnbogason in a 1-0 victory at Augsburg on Wednesday.
Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to lowly Alcoyano on Wednesday to exit the Copa del Rey, as the third division side scored an unlikely winner late in extra time after being reduced to 10 men. Eder Militao headed in a cross from Brazilian compatriot Marcelo to give Real the lead right at the end of the first half, but Alcoyano substitute Jose Solbes stabbed home following a corner to level for the hosts with 10 minutes remaining. Alcoyano's Ramon Lopez picked up a second yellow card in the 110th minute for a foul on Casemiro to leave his side a man down, but instead of clinging on for penalties, the home side burst forward five minutes later and snatched a winner when midfielder Juanan turned in a cross from close range.
Vice President Kamala Harris swore in Senator Jon Ossoff, Senator Raphael Warnock, and Senator Alex Padilla on January 20 after Joe Biden’s inauguration as 46th president of the United States.Ossoff and Warnock won their races in the Georgia senate runoff on January 5.Padilla took Harris’s place as a senator for California and became the first Latino senator from the state. Credit: CSPAN via Storyful
After taking the oath of office Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a rare repudiation of white supremacy and domestic terrorism seen on the rise under his predecessor’s watch. In his inaugural address, Biden denounced the “racism, nativism, fear, demonization,” that propelled the assault on Capitol Hill by an overwhelmingly white mob of Donald Trump supporters who carried symbols of hate, including the Confederate battle flag. “A cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making moves us,” Biden said in the nearly 23-minute-long speech promising to heal a divided nation.
Real Madrid suffered an extraordinary defeat in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday as La Liga's reigning champions lost 2-1 to Alcoyano, who play in Spain's third tier and had a man sent off in extra-time.
United Airlines said Wednesday that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of this year. The loss was wider than analysts expected. United predicted a similar decrease — between 65% and 70% — in the first quarter of 2021, a slightly more pessimistic view than the one expressed by Delta Air Lines last week.
Andre Villas-Boas said on Wednesday he would leave his role as Marseille coach if asked to by club bosses, after seeing his side lose 1-0 at home to Lens in Ligue 1.