Nina Ambrose was “devastated” when lockdown rules meant she couldn't visit her father.
Nina Ambrose was “devastated” when lockdown rules meant she couldn't visit her father.
As a Utah helicopter crew buzzed over the southeastern part of the state looking for big horn sheep last week, sitting beneath them in the middle of the desert was a bright shiny monolith, the stuff of sci-fi sagas. Pilot Bret Hutchings of the state Department of Public Safety recalled someone on board spotting the gleaming metal object firmly implanted in a small clearing set against the redness of the rocks and sand below. “He’s like, whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around,” Hutchings told KSL-TV in Salt Lake City.
JOE BIDEN: "America is back." President-elect Joe Biden introduced his new foreign policy and national security team to the world on Tuesday, saying the United States was "ready to lead" again on the global stage. BIDEN: "In fact, in calls from world leaders that I've had, about 18 of them or 20 so far, I'm not sure of the exact number, in the weeks since we won the election, I've been struck by how much they're looking forward to the United States reasserting its historic role as a global leader." With his team standing behind him, Biden said they would shed what he called "old thinking and unchanged habits" in their approach to foreign relations. BIDEN: "For example, we're going to have the first woman lead the intelligence community, the first Latino and immigrant to lead the Department of Homeland Security and a groundbreaking diplomat at the United Nations. We're going to have a principal on the national security council whose full-time job is to fight climate change. For the first time ever that will occur." Each of Biden's nominees, who were masked when not speaking, delivered remarks at the same podium -- an aide wiping it down between each statement. LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD: "I want to say to you: America is back. Multilateralism is back. Diplomacy is back." Comments from Biden's pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, reinforced Biden's intention to steer the country away from President Donald Trump's "America First" nationalism... TRUMP: "America first." ...his antagonistic approach to NATO alliances, and abandonment of international agreements. Not long after Biden's event, Trump hosted one of the few annual ceremonies he has left as president, the pardoning of a turkey ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. TRUMP: "Corn, I hereby grant you a full pardon." Behind the scenes, Trump has been waging a losing legal battle to try to overturn Biden's victory, falsely claiming the election was stolen from him. Trump has said he will never concede the election but his administration on Monday finally gave the green light for the formal transfer of power to begin. BIDEN: "I'm pleased to have received the ascertainment from GSA." Trump's critics said the nearly three-week delay undermined the incoming administration's ability to take on the many challenges the country faces.
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.
Frenchman sustained broken collarbone, broken ribs and collapsed lung but says 'it could have been worse'
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.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) -The Canadian province of Alberta said on Tuesday it would ban indoor social gatherings, halt classes for some students and reduce retail store capacities to slow the spread of COVID-19. Premier Jason Kenney also capped attendance at worship services and said in-person dining at restaurants would be limited to members of the same household eating together. "These measures are tough but necessary," Kenney said, adding that social gatherings have been the biggest spreaders of the virus.
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 on 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.