Influential scientist Professor Neil Ferguson warned the new variant could be 1.3-fold more lethal, according to studies.
The Senate convenes to vote on nominations for President Biden’s cabinet.
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Les Arcs Film Festival’s Industry Village, one of the many events that switched to virtual due to the pandemic, has unveiled its award-winning projects, which include Delphine Girard’s “Most Alive,” Damien Manivel’s “Magdala” and Sabine Ehrl’s “Paradise Bleeding.” The event has a stellar track record when it comes to unveiling projects that go on to […]
Google X’s bet was to use balloons to reach a larger percentage of unconnected people, mostly in the rural areas. The technology worked by floating internet-connected balloons into the stratosphere and serving as an option for local telecoms companies to reach more customers with internet access rather than have to spend the hundreds of million dollars required to build out a physical internet backbone to reach a relatively small number of people in each remote area. In Africa, Loon’s experiment was run in Kenya in partnership with Telkom Kenya, Kenya’s third largest mobile network.
The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee, retired Army General Lloyd Austin, to serve as Secretary of Defense - the first Black American in the role. Lawmakers from both parties said they were pleased that Austin would be installed to lead the Pentagon just two days after Biden was sworn in as president on Wednesday. Senator Jack Reed, the incoming Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, noted the wide range of challenges facing the country - including the coronavirus pandemic and competition with China and Russia.
It's possibly the most sought-after role in cinema, but who will be next to play James Bond?
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, chronically ill 30-year-old Benni Over has lived in strict quarantine in the German town of Niederbreitbach with his parents, who look after him around the clock. Over suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He can move only his fingers and has to receive mechanical ventilation, which means a COVID-19 infection would be incredibly difficult for the family to deal with. Last month, Benni made a desperate appeal to the country's health minister Jens Spahn to access the vaccine. "Minister Spahn, please understand: People who suffer from the most severe illnesses are also part of this!" Benni and his parents were finally able to receive their first vaccine dose on January 7 after the state premier intervened. Germany changed its recommendations earlier this month to include vulnerable people with serious health conditions among those to be given top priority for vaccinations, along with the over-80s, nursing home residents and staff and healthcare workers. Nearly 1.4 million people in Germany have now received a first shot against COVID-19.
Stone Theatres, a small cinema chain with locations in North Carolina and South Carolina, has been empty for months after theater operator Dale Coleman made the difficult decision to stay closed due to the lack of new movies to show. Yet for the first time since March, the lobby of The Pointe 14 in Wilmington, […]
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Experts say this chilly treatment can reduce oiliness, sculpt your face, decrease puffiness, and much more.
England's Tyrrell Hatton led the Abu Dhabi Championship by five shots on Friday before fading light forced play to come to a premature halt with the second round due to be completed on Saturday.
French veteran Johan Clarey has admitted to feeling "angry" at organisers over a savage final jump of the Kitzbuehel World Cup downhill that was scene of a gruesome crash Friday.
Bangkok [Thailand], January 22 (ANI): Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty entered the doubles semifinal with a scintillating win over Malaysia's Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi in the ongoing Thailand Open on Friday.
An unflappable man scooped up and released a red-tailed hawk trapped in a screened porch in East Aurora, New York.Ryan Levy can be seen calmly grabbing the bird of prey in his hands and walking it to a nearby exit in video uploaded to the recorder Tim Glaudemans’s YouTube channel.“Ryan channels his inner Steve Irwin in order to free the beautiful creature,” Glaudemans wrote in the video caption.Glaudemans told Storyful that the video was originally recorded after a music festival on June 10, 2018. However, it was only posted to YouTube on January 15, 2021. Credit: Tim Glaudemans via Storyful
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The Paris-based company - maker of Rémy Martin cognac and Cointreau liqueur - was reporting how it had performed in the nine months to December 31, and the line stands out. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, despite “sequential improvement” towards the end of the year, the regions “continued to be hit hard by the closure of the on-trade”, the firm said. Whereas in Britain, the company has registered people buying booze in a “dynamic” way since the first lockdown in April, suggesting that Britons consistently spent money on buying more of the French company’s high-end alcohol brands last year.
President Joe Biden, in just his third day on the job, ordered help for hungry Americans Friday in a rush to pull the country from its multi-pronged pandemic crisis.
Jenson Button is returning to Williams in 2021 as a senior advisor, 21 years after making his F1 debut with the Grove outfit in 2000. The team is in a very different position now, but so too is Button - who reflected on his rookie campaign for the 11 August 2016 issue of Autosport magazine
Hatton, who was one shot behind overnight leader Rory McIlroy, carded an eagle on the par five second and had four birdies in a row from the seventh after a bogey on the third. The 29-year-old Hatton recorded two eagles in the first round and became the first player since McIlroy to card three at the event since the Irishman achieved the feat in 2011. Four other players were tied for second, including McIlroy and Frenchman Romain Langasque -- who are both yet to finish their rounds -- as well as early clubhouse leaders Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand and Australian Jason Scrivener.