Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story — and detail the hard-fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.
Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story — and detail the hard-fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.
President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Somalia in the waning days of his presidency triggered dismay on Saturday from some Somalis, who appealed to the incoming U.S. president to reverse the decision. "The U.S. decision to pull troops out of Somalia at this critical stage in the successful fight against al-Shabaab and their global terrorist network is extremely regrettable," Senator Ayub Ismail Yusuf told Reuters in a statement, referring to the al Qaida-linked al Shabaab insurgency. "U.S. troops have made a huge contribution and had great impact on the training and operational effectiveness of Somali soldiers," said Yusuf, a member of Somalia's Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.
Host of one of the top podcasts out right now, Women In Tech and We Are LA Tech's Espree Devora was selected by the Clubhouse team as The Face of the Clubhouse in November 2020. Espree is actively hosting and moderating daily conversations for her four clubs and heavily contributing to successfully onboarding new users.
A Japanese spacecraft is set to deliver its precious sample cache to the Australian outback.
Collins believes he has found a keeper in William & Mary transfer Chase Audige, who delivered 16 points and five rebounds in 21 minutes when Northwestern crunched Arkansas-Pine Bluff 92-49 Wednesday night in its season opener. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Audige, who averaged 9.6 points and earned a spot on the Colonial Athletic Association's All-Rookie team before deciding to test himself in the Big Ten, makes his second appearance in purple when Northwestern (1-0) hosts Chicago State (0-4) on Saturday. "Chase had not played a game in more than a year, since he was at William & Mary," Collins said.
Kuwaitis vote in legislative polls on Saturday as the Gulf state faces its worst economic crisis in decades, posing a challenge for the government's often stormy relationship with parliament, that has hampered fiscal reform. Turnout is expected to be lower than in past elections due to concern over COVID-19, which along with low crude prices, has battered state finances in the wealthy oil-producing nation. "Kuwaiti opposition who boycotted (previous) polls are moving to run and vote, and this could strengthen their presence," said Kuwaiti political analyst Mohamad al-Dosayri.
Sure Scents 2-1 Peaceful Stream/Moonlit Waves Candles, sold exclusively at Dollar Tree, are being recalled because they pose fire and burn hazards.
James Madison has paused all men's basketball activities following a positive COVID-19 test within the program. The school got the positive test result on Friday. In accordance with contact tracing guidelines, Saturday's game against Maryland will not be played as scheduled.
Bath & Body Works' Candle Day sale with $9.95 three-wick candles is back with some changes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The sale sold out online.
Retail and manufacturing will have more breaches due to direct-to-consumer shift.
Target’s annual gift card sale returns for two days. Dec. 5-6, with some changes. A Target Circle account is required to get the discount this year.
Khan claimed an impressive first-round victory over Dmitry Salita on December 5, 2009, to help catapult his career.
Live shows—like most social events—went virtual in 2020, so we’re tweaking our typical “favorite live show” end-of-year AVQ&A to ask:
When the region's ICU hospital capacity falls below 15% capacity, the new stay-at-home order is triggered for a period of at least three weeks.
Arkansas will have to be better than it's been in its first three games if it wants to continue its early-season success in a Saturday matchup with Lipscomb at Fayetteville, Ark. Yes, the Razorbacks have begun the season with three wins in three games, the most recent a 72-60 victory over UT Arlington on Wednesday. Arkansas was never in danger of losing to UT Arlington but scored just six points over the final 10 minutes.
With its traditional British red phone boxes, pubs serving fish-and-chips and tax-free shopping, Gibraltar has long drawn day-trippers from neighbouring Spain.
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. reported a record increase in Covid-19 cases, with 228,419 new confirmed infections.U.S. hospitals are ready to deploy the vaccine once they receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration, and some already have a vaccine ready for use once approved, Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN.President-elect Joe Biden says he’ll take a coronavirus vaccine to demonstrate its safety. BioNTech SE said it’s on track to produce 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine with partner Pfizer Inc. this year, easing concerns that they might miss production targets.Key Developments:Global Tracker: Cases exceed 65.8 million; deaths top 1.51 millionTracking the coronavirus vaccines that will end the pandemicVaccine confusion leaves U.S. states asking how many doses they getU.S. jobs recovery slows as virus rages, boosting aid chancesCovid fighters run out of weapons with virus spreading in homesOperation Warp Speed and U.K. vaccine drive leave Europe behindSubscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVIDU.S Cases Rise by a Record 228,419 as of Dec. 4 (1:42 p.m. HK)The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases rose by a record 228,419 on Friday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg.Indian Covid-19 Deaths Rise to 139,700 as of Dec. 5 (12:02 p.m. HK)There were 36,652 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in India, taking the official case tally to 9,608,211, the Press Trust of India reports.Pakistan reported 3,119 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 413,191 . There were 44 new deaths, according to Radio Pakistan.Japan Decides How to Split Extra Olympic Costs (10:54 a.m. HK)Japan announced how it will split the additional costs for the Tokyo Summer Olympics caused by the postponement due to the pandemic. Of the extra 294 billion yen ($2.8 billion) in costs, the national government will pay 71 billion yen, the Tokyo government will pay 120 billion yen and the organizing committee will pay the rest. The event was delayed by a year due to the pandemic and there will be some restrictions in place if it is held next summer.Some Hospitals Ready to Deploy Vaccines Once Approved, Fauci Says (10:10 a.m. HK)Some U.S. hospitals already have the vaccine and are waiting for an Emergency Use Authorization to deploy it, Fauci told CNN.Los Angeles Covid-19 Deaths Could Surpass 11,000 by Year End (9:37 a.m. HK)Los Angeles is on track to record 500,000 cases of Covid-19 by the end of the year and deaths could surpass 11,000 at the current pace of infection, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. One in 20 people in the greater Los Angeles area will be infected, he said.“We’re perilously close to running out of ICU beds,” he said in a briefing, calling the outbreak “the greatest threat to lives in Los Angeles.”That was after California reported 22,018 new coronavirus cases Friday, topping the previous record of about 20,000 hit just two days ago. Five of the biggest counties in the San Francisco Bay area are imposing shelter-in-place rules from Dec. 6 through Jan. 4 as they seek to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed as the coronavirus surges. The counties include San Francisco, Oakland and much of Silicon Valley.S. Korea Confirms 583 More Coronavirus Cases, Total 36,915 (8:31 a.m. HK)South Korea reports 583 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, a drop from 629 a day earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. There were 559 locally-infected cases, with 231 new cases in Seoul and 150 in Gyeonggi province, while total deaths rose by four to 540.N.Y. Records Highest Positive Rate Since Mid-May (4:43 p.m. NY)New York state registered the highest rate of positive virus tests since mid-May, according to data released Friday. Of the 208,297 tests reported the prior day, 11,271, or 5.41%, were positive.Total hospitalizations on Thursday rose by 159 to 4,222, and there were 60 new Covid-19 fatalities, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a news briefing.Biden Says He’ll Take Vaccine, Wants It to Be Free (4:34 p.m. NY)President-elect Joe Biden says he’ll take a coronavirus vaccine to demonstrate its safety to Americans and will work to ensure the vaccine and treatment of any side effects are provided free.Speaking at a news conference in Delaware on Friday, Biden was asked about wariness among Americans, and particularly among African Americans, over taking a vaccine developed quickly and under a cloud of pressure from President Donald Trump’s administration.“I think that my taking the vaccine and people seeing me take that vaccine is going to give some confidence,” Biden said. “In the meantime I need to make sure that the vaccine is both free and available. And that any follow-up to the vaccine is free and available -- that relates to any health complications from it. So there’s ways we can deal with some of these issues.”Ohio Governor Hints at More Restrictions (4:08 p.m. NY)With cases, deaths and hospitalizations all near records, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine suggested he may enact tougher restrictions to reign in the virus.The state reported 10,114 new cases, the fourth highest in the outbreak, and 129 deaths, the third highest. DeWine also said he expects three shipments of vaccine by the end of December, two from Pfizer and one from Moderna.Oregon Breaks Record for Cases and Deaths (3:25 p.m. NY)Oregon reported a record 2,176 new infections, taking the state’s cases over 80,000. It reported 30 more fatalities, also a record, the Oregon Health Authority said Friday.The state just ended a two-week “freeze” that increased restrictions, but Governor Kate Brown said in a press briefing that modeling shows daily cases may still double by Christmas.“Our hardest days still lie ahead,” she said. “Our new modeling confirms our worst fears: that this pandemic can indeed get much worse before we get the majority of our population vaccinated, and it likely will.”Health Authority Director Patrick Allen he said he expected 71,900 doses of Moderna’s vaccine to be shipped on Dec. 22, with 87,750 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and another 31,700 of the Moderna shot on Dec. 29.As Cases Spike, North Carolina Hits Record Hospitalizations (3:20 p.m. NY)North Carolina hospitalizations rose to a record as cases passed 5,000 for the second consecutive day. The state reported 5,303 infections on Friday, the day after reaching a record 5,637. The number of people hospitalized reached 2,157, almost double from a month ago.In a First, the CDC Says to Use Masks Indoors When Not Home (2:59 p.m. NY)Americans should be wearing a mask indoors whenever they’re outside their own home, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending for the first time as Covid-19 surges across the country.“Consistent and correct use of face masks is a public health strategy critical to reducing respiratory transmission” of Covid-19, the report stated, adding that this was particularly important “in light of estimates that approximately one half of new infections are transmitted by persons who have no symptoms.”N.J. Sees Daily Record of New Cases (2:07 p.m. NY)New Jersey reported a record 5,673 cases as testing has greatly increased since the pandemic’s early days. The state logged 48 deaths for a total 15,419 lab-confirmed fatalities. Hospitals have 3,315 patients, about 40% of their peak in April.France’s Pace of Covid Deaths Slows to Lowest in a Month (1:47 p.m. NY)France added 627 deaths, bringing the total to 54,767. That brought the the seven-day average for fatalities to 408, the lowest in a month.New confirmed cases rose by 11,221 to 2.27 million, with the weekly pace dropping to the lowest since Sept. 21. Hospitalizations and patients in intensive care continued their decline from a mid-November peak.The French are increasingly unwilling to get vaccinated, with 53% of those in a November survey planning to get the shot, down from 64% in July, health authorities said. In the July survey, 67% of naysayers cited the new vaccines not being safe as the reason not to get the shot, while 18% opposed vaccination in general.Sweden Plans Vaccine Strategy After 26% Reject Immunization (1:32 p.m. NY)Swedish health authorities say they need to convert vaccine doubters if they’re to reach enough people to achieve herd immunity.Only 46% of Swedes say they want to be vaccinated, while 26% say they don’t, according to a recent Novus poll. Herd immunity comes when enough people in a community have developed immunity through being either infected or vaccinated. For Covid-19, the percentage is estimated to range from 55% to 82%.Sweden expects to get enough vaccines to immunize a fifth of the population in the first quarter, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said. It has secured vaccines from Pfizer Inc., Moderna Inc., AstraZeneca Plc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc and CureVac NV through European Union agreements. Immunizations are scheduled to start on a smaller scale in January, with 4 million doses -- enough for 2 million people - expected to be delivered by the end of March.Pennsylvania Hits Record Cases for Second Day (1:31 p.m. NY)Pennsylvania reported 11,763 cases, the second consecutive day of record infections. The number of hospitalizations has increased 10-fold since the start of October, to about 5,000, as medical officials warned of a looming crisis and as intensive-care beds filled in some parts of the state.Pfizer, BioNTech Near 2020 Vaccine Target, Easing Output Concern (1:17 p.m. NY)BioNTech SE said it’s on track to produce 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine with partner Pfizer Inc. this year, easing concerns that they might miss production targets.As of Friday, the companies had made the majority of the promised supply for this year, BioNTech said in a statement to Bloomberg. For next year, they’re looking for ways to increase production capacity beyond a promised 1.3 billion doses.Iowa Hits Record Deaths for Second Straight Day (12:42 p.m. NY)Iowa reported 84 more deaths, the second consecutive day of record fatalities, state data show. Total deaths are now 2,603. The state posted another 2,901 new cases, in a week in which infections have trended lower than mid-November, when cases topped 5,000 on several days. The number of hospitalizations and intensive-care patients fell.Italy Deaths Fall From Record (12:14 p.m. NY)Italy reported 24,099 new cases Friday, confirming the downward trend from last week. Daily fatalities dropped to 814 from a record 993 the previous day.The government eased restrictions on some regions. While the epidemic is still putting pressure on hospitals, there’s a general improvement in its transmission speed, which proves the three-tier restriction system introduced in early November has worked, according to the Health Ministry weekly report.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The report on the neurological symptoms of U.S. diplomats in China and Cuba does not conclude that the directed energy was delivered intentionally, by a weapon.
It's normal for cats to want their personal space and be alone from time to time. But if your cat is social and you're used to having them around most of the time, a hiding cat could be a warning sign about their health.
In a rebuke to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, a federal judge on Friday ordered the full reinstatement of DACA, a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was created by President Barack Obama in 2012. It grants work permits to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, otherwise known as "Dreamers." The Friday order from U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis reverses a Trump administration memo from July, which restricted DACA to people who were already enrolled, and limited the program's benefits to one year instead of two. Back in June, the Supreme Court blocked Trump's 2017 bid to end the program, calling it quote "arbitrary and capricious" and ruling that it violated federal law. The Trump administration has argued that Obama exceeded his constitutional powers when he created DACA by bypassing Congress. Following the Supreme Court's decision, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf issued the July memo which continued blocking new DACA applications. But Judge Garaufis found in November that Wolf had been unlawfully appointed to his post, meaning he did not have the authority to issue the July memo. The judge's order will now require the government to announce the full reinstatement of DACA on its website by Monday.
Word came to Coastal Carolina on Wednesday that the most significant home game in the history of the program was in serious jeopardy.