The 1982 world of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" came to life Thursday night in a fundraising table read that included Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, John Legend, Ray Liotta, Julia Roberts, Shia LaBeouf, Morgan Freeman and Henry Golding. The hour-long streaming event took place on the Facebook page for Penn's nonprofit CORE (Community […]
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Gulf powers 'now view Israel as main regional ally' as five more nations set to embrace Jewish state
Five more countries are seriously considering peace deals with Israel, the White House has announced, as a close confidant to the King of Bahrain claimed Gulf states now regard the Jewish state as their most important ally in the region. Mark Meadows, the White House Chief of Staff, told reporters on Air Force One that five countries hoped to follow the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in normalising their relations with Israel, but did not name them. He was likely referring to Oman and Saudi Arabia in the Gulf region, while there is also intense speculation that Sudan in North Africa is close to taking that historic step. It came as a special advisor to the King of Bahrain said in an interview with the Telegraph that the Gulf states believe Israel could be better suited than Washington in helping them achieve their regional goals. "I think perhaps there is the beginning of a reduction in the dependency on the US and a shift over to Israel now," said Marc Schneier, who was appointed to the role in 2018. "It’s so much more accessible, to turn to an ally, a regional partner, if there are any concerns - whether it’s from a military point of view or an economic point of view. And I think you’re now going to see that shift." Mr Schneier, an American Rabbi, added that it was a question of “if, not when” Saudi Arabia would join Bahrain and the UAE in embracing Israel. Though Saudi Arabia is a key ally of the United States and in recent years grown closer to Israel, the Kingdom’s leadership says it is not ready yet to sign a peace deal. But President Donald Trump spoke optimistically about Saudi Arabia changing its mind earlier this week, along with up to nine other countries. “We’re going to have a lot of other countries joining us, including the big ones," Mr Trump said. Israeli media reports have also pointed to Oman as the next country that is likely to embrace Israel, though many other countries in the Middle East have condemned the emerging, US-led alliance.
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Her leg workout consists of six(!) supersets.
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* * *Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley used his platform at the UFC Vegas 11 press conference to espouse Black Lives Matter, repeatedly responding to questions with some form of "because Black Lives Matter" in his answer.Woodley's UFC Vegas 11 opponent, Colby Covington, who is know for his fiery tone, took a measured approach into getting his digs in during the press conference, saying, "Yeah, I would think that Tyron asked not to engage with me in person, doing his little thing. He's trying to copy what I do... He's the only one that's racist. And the only race there is in this fight is the race to get him out of the UFC."* * *TRENDING > Glover Teixeira vs. Thiago Santos scrapped after both fighters test positive for COVID-19* * * UFC Vegas 11 Face-Offs(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)
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Measures to control coronavirus have brought flu infections to 'historic lows.' Scientists want to keep it that way.
Lockdowns and protective measures like the widespread wearing of face masks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have driven influenza infections to record lows, according to a new CDC study.
Nicole West steered her bulldozer through the smoldering forest, pushing logs into the underbrush and away from the wildfires ripping through Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Behind West, on the front lines of the 136,000-acre (55,000-hectare) Riverside fire, two young men pulled a water tank behind their pickup truck, struggling to douse the flames. In a year when ferocious wildfires have killed at least 34 people and burned millions of acres in Oregon, Washington and California, the brigade has pulled off a miracle in the thick forests around Molalla in recent days, residents and fire officials say.
Jerry Falwell, Jr. was found intoxicated and bleeding at his home following a bombshell report alleging a years-long sexual affair between him, his wife, and another man
Medical responders who arrived at Falwell's home reported multiple lacerations on his face, found "empty alcohol containers," and blood.