Pinterest is getting into online events. The company has been spotted testing a new feature that allows users to sign up for Zoom classes through Pinterest, while creators use Pinterest's class boards to organize class materials, notes, and other resources, or even connect with attendees through a group chat option. The company confirmed the test of online classes is an experiment now in development, but wouldn't offer further details about its plans.
Asian stocks made early gains on Wednesday, following a world rally overnight that saw the Dow Jones benchmark crack 30,000 for the first time as investors cheered a dramatically improved global outlook. The main drivers of that exuberance were increasing confidence a COVID-19 vaccine would be ready soon and the formal start of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden's transition to the White House, which ends weeks of post-election political uncertainty. President Donald Trump's apparent willingness to comply with the formal transfer of power also boosted investor sentiment, following weeks of legal challenges to the election results.
Netflix, which has invested more than $500 million to gain a foothold in India in recent years, is slowly finding out just about what all could upset some people in the world’s second-largest internet market: Apparently everything. A police case has been filed this week against two top executives of the American streaming service in India after a leader of the governing party objected to some scenes in a TV series. Narottam Mishra, the interior minister of the central state of Madhya Pradesh, said a First Information Report (an official police complaint) had been filed against Monika Shergill, VP of Content at Netflix and Ambika Khurana, Director of Public Policies for the firm, over objectionable scenes in the show that hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus.
Tampa Bay Rays playoff hero Randy Arozarena was arrested in Mexico for alleged domestic violence, US media reported on Tuesday.
SpaceX looks ready to proceed to the next crucial phase of its Starship spacecraft development program: A 15km (50,000 feet) test flight. Elon Musk says that SpaceX will look to make its first high-altitude attempt sometime next week. This tentative date (these are always subject to change) follows a successful static test fire of the current SN8 generation prototype – essentially just firing the test spacecraft's Raptor engines while it remains stationary o the pad.
Almost 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on New Zealand's remote Chatham Islands, conservation officials said Wednesday.
The Gilas Pilipinas’ opponent in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers this weekend — Thailand — will be battling with just 10 players.Gilas will be taking on Thailand in a two-game series that starts
Britain's failure to stockpile key pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) before the coronavirus pandemic left supplies dangerously low and forced the government to pay five times the normal price to meet demand, the public spending watchdog said. About a third of doctors and nurses, including those working in the riskiest areas of hospitals with COVID-19 patients, complained they were given inadequate protective equipment as the pandemic swept across Britain earlier this year. There were insufficient supplies of gowns and visors despite warnings from some of the government's top scientific advisers last year that they should be increased, the National Audit Office (NAO) said in a report.
The largest sharks ever to have roamed the oceans parked their young in shallow, warm-water nurseries where food was abundant and predators scarce until they could assume their title as kings and queens of the sea.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the consumer, leisure and media companies hard, but a new venture firm called The-Wolfpack is still very upbeat on those sectors. Based in Singapore, the firm was founded by former managing directors at GroupM, one of the world’s largest advertising and media companies, and plans to work very closely with each of its portfolio companies. The-Wolfpack’s debut fund, called the Wolfpack Pioneer VCC, is already fully subscribed at $5 million USD, and will focus on direct-to-consumer companies, with plans to invest in eight to 10 startups.
The Rotary Club of Port Allen – a city in the Baton Rouge metro area – treated Louisiana senior citizens to a drive-through Thanksgiving lunch on November 24.The Port Allen Rotarians host an annual Thanksgiving dinner for seniors, local media reported, but this year the event was takeout-only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Footage posted by the West Baton Rouge Council on Aging shows volunteers in the Holy Family Catholic Church parking lot packing food for seniors driving through. Credit: West Baton Rouge Council On Aging via Storyful
Enbridge filed a legal challenge Tuesday to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's recent demand that the company shut down its oil pipeline that crosses the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. The Canadian company accused the state of overstepping its bounds, arguing that Enbridge's Line 5 was under the sole regulatory jurisdiction of the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. “This is the latest attempt by the state of Michigan to interfere with the operation of this critical infrastructure by assuming authority it does not possess,” the company said in a statement.
A drawn-out, five-day statistics exam for the nation, the process of naming our 46th president was met with exhaustion and, for many, elation when Joe Biden finally took the stage in Wilmington, Delaware, to deliver his acceptance speech. The speech would have been the most noteworthy moment of the evening if only there hadn’t been that drone show, wowing both America and Biden himself, whose wide-eyed look of awe was immediately meme-ified. The patriotic display was the work of Verge Aero, a small Philadelphia-based startup with six employees that’s pulled in pretty big clients, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Microsoft and, now, the crowning achievement for President-elect Biden’s campaign.
All of the New Zealand and West Indies players in isolation in Christchurch have tested negative for the novel coronavirus and are due to be released as scheduled on Thursday, a day ahead of their opening Twenty20 match in Auckland. About 20 players and support staff from both sides arrived in New Zealand after their commitments in the Indian Premier League and underwent a 14-day mandatory isolation period. New Zealand Cricket, who confirmed the negative tests, said the players were likely to be released from about 10 a.m. (2100 GMT) on Thursday before heading to Auckland for the first of three Twenty20 games.
The week of Nov. 9 was the first time in this disrupted TV season that ratings stalwarts "This Is Us" and "Grey's Anatomy" clashed at the top of the Live+7 charts. For that particular week, both series added a 1.2 ratings point, with the ABC medical show narrowly coming out the winner at a 2.6 […]
Johnny Ruffo, who played Chris Harrington, confirms his diagnosis.
Although she famously crooned "No, no, no" in her globally successful debut single -- 2002's anthem "Complicated" -- Canadian pop/rocker Avril Lavigne is saying "yes, yes, yes," to a seriously snazzy house in the celebrity-beloved seaside city of Malibu, Calif. Records reveal the 36-year-old has paid $7.8 million for a very private estate that's essentially […]
A Minnesota regulatory panel on Tuesday signed off on Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, leaving only one minor state permit to go before construction can begin. The independent Public Utilities Commission notified Enbridge in a filing that the company has complied with its pre-construction requirements. Enbridge said in a statement that the authorization to begin construction means only a final construction storm water permit is needed from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency before construction can begin.
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Bontis, elected Soccer Canada president on Friday, takes over from the outgoing Steven Reed, who had served the remaining three years of Victor Montagliani’s four-year term after the latter became top man at regional governing body CONCACAF. "The elephant in the room is the recovery from COVID, the lockdown, the pandemic this is critically important," he told reporters during an introductory news conference on Tuesday. "We still have scarce resources but our men's and women's national teams are the priority."