A factory in Palestine weaves one of the Middle East’s most iconic scarves
A factory in Palestine weaves one of the Middle East’s most iconic scarves
There were some familiar faces among the possibilities as Jets GM Joe Douglas began his first coaching search. He had friendships with some NFL assistants. He knew some college coaches well. A coach with whom he won a Super Bowl would eventually become available, too.
The Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game. — kept their Super Bowl hopes alive with a 22-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns that advanced them to the AFC championship game. With their star quarterback reduced to a spectator, the oft-forgotten bunch opposite Mahomes' high-powered offense forced the Browns to punt in the waning minutes Sunday.
After the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, there were calls for Trump supporters to demonstrate in Washington. That didn't happen.
Marshall has given Alabama’s Charles Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday. Huff spent the past two seasons as the Crimson Tide’s associate head coach and running backs coach and is widely known as a top recruiter.
(Bloomberg) -- Smothered in security ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration, the U.S. and state capitals remained mostly peaceful Sunday despite law enforcement’s concerns about widespread protests and violence.Officers from the federal Bureau of Prisons patrolled the sidewalks along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, which connects the White House and Capitol Hill, the scene of chaos on Jan. 6. Workers erected extra fencing around FBI headquarters. The National Mall, typically a flurry of tourist activity, remained in full lockdown as stunned Washingtonians said the barriers, checkpoints and National Guard troops resembled a scene out of wartime Iraq.Across the country, most protests were subdued, even in places where demonstrators came with weapons -- like in Michigan, one of six states where the FBI had warned last week of the potential for large-scale, armed unrest.“I’m out here essentially to be peaceful and also show people that even armed protesters can be peaceful,” said a protester who called himself Preacher outside the state capitol in Lansing. Carrying an assault rifle and several magazines of ammunition on his chest, he said he supported President Donald Trump but refused to give his real name.“The majority of us are peaceful and condemn the riots at the Capitol building,” he said, adding that the turnout was thin because many right-wing groups had advised people to stay away.In recent days, some armed groups called on members to overwhelm law enforcement. But they may have been spooked by authorities’ response to the Capitol seizure, said Jared Holt of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. With more than 100 of those who attacked the Capitol arrested, purported plans to attack state capitols have been replaced with calls for peaceful protest.How Might the U.S. Capitol Rioters Face Justice?: QuickTakeIn both publicly accessible social media channels and private platforms, users were expressing a commitment to avoiding physical conflict. Holt and other researchers are hopeful that Sunday’s muted protests portend well for Wednesday’s inauguration.“Even in extremist communities, there’s a really big push to discourage attendance at state capitol protests,” he said. “I can’t pretend to have a crystal ball, but what we’re seeing play out so far today is reassuring.”The crowds who turned out in Michigan on Sunday to oppose Biden’s inauguration were small -- fewer than 100 people -- compared with those that gathered in May to protest quarantine orders by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who also was the target of a kidnapping plot foiled months later.Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, a Democrat, said he was pleasantly surprised the protest was tame, but stressed that police and the National Guard will remain on duty.“We heard people wanted to inflict chaos on our city, and we wanted to be prepared,” Schor said in a telephone interview. “I’d rather be over-prepared. Up to now, I’m glad we have a nonviolent protest. We’ll stay vigilant.”Insurrection? Sedition? Incitement? D.C. Riot Guide: QuickTakeIn Salem, Oregon, a handful of armed demonstrators gathered outside the Capitol on Sunday morning. Conditions remained civil even when counterprotesters showed up, according to the Oregonian newspaper.At a small protest in Salt Lake City, shouts of “You are redcoats!” were directed at Utah National Guard and police stationed at the Capitol, according to local TV station KUTV. One of the 20-some demonstrators, some of whom were armed, said through a bullhorn: “We do not support keeping the dictator Donald Trump in office.”In Madison, Wisconsin, National Guard troops armed with automatic weapons, shields and body armor deployed near the Capitol. A man who drove a vehicle up the steps of the building was arrested overnight for driving while intoxicated, but no political motivations were cited in the incident.In Georgia’s Capitol in downtown Atlanta, an expected armed militia rally never materialized after the building was heavily fortified with National Guard troops and vehicles parked in front of all entrances. And an expected march in the city by gun-rights supporters didn’t occur.As a gentle snow fell Sunday in Montpelier, the capitol of Vermont, troopers patrolled a mostly deserted landscape by the gilded dome of the state house.About 50 counterprotesters gathered at City Hall, They were hardly a fearsome presence, according to a reporter from the Burlington Free Press. The demonstrators waved at passersby and ate pancakes.(Updates with Vermont counterprotest in final paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
The Chiefs WR pushed Greg Lewis in Kansas City's divisional-round win over the Cleveland Browns.
The chief executive of social media platform Parler, popular with American right-wing users but which virtually vanished after the U.S. Capitol riot, posted a brief message on the company's website. A little over a week ago, Apple Inc suspended the Parler from its App Store, shortly after Alphabet-owned Google banned it from Google Play. Amazon.com Inc then suspended Parler from its web hosting service, effectively taking the site offline unless it can find a new company to host its services.
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks looked set to greet the week with declines as investors look ahead to data on the progress in China’s economic recovery. The dollar was steady in early trading.Currency markets saw muted moves, while equity futures indicated small losses when trading begins in Japan and Hong Kong. Australian shares opened lower and S&P 500 futures edged down. There is no trading of cash Treasuries due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. On Friday, the S&P 500 declined and support for Treasuries pushed the yield on 10-year notes down to around 1.08%. Crude oil retreated.Global shares slipped last week after optimism about the $1.9 trillion U.S. aid package, and the so-called reflation trade, faltered. China’s recovery probably powered ahead in the fourth quarter, with GDP set to post the fastest expansion in two years, according to expectations ahead of Monday’s release.“Markets needed a breather or even a pull back to justify reflationary expectations,” said Ben Emons, managing director of global macro strategy at Medley Global Advisors.Meantime, another 3,830 people in the U.S. died of causes related to Covid-19, keeping the country on track to reach 400,000 deaths before in inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.Some Huawei suppliers, including Intel Corp., found their licenses revoked during the final days of the Trump administration, Reuters reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.These are some key events coming up in the week ahead:U.S. equity and bond markets are shut Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.China data on GDP, industrial production and retail sales are due Monday.Earnings come from companies including Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Procter & Gamble, Intel, and Netflix.Joe Biden takes office as U.S. president on Wednesday.Policy decisions are due Wednesday from central banks in Brazil, Malaysia and Canada. The Bank of Japan and the ECB deliver decisions Thursday.Here are the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures slid 0.3% as of 8:03 a.m. in Tokyo. The index fell 0.7% on Friday.Futures on Japan’s Nikkei 225 declined 0.8% on Friday.Hang Seng futures lost 0.3% on Friday.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index declined 0.3%.CurrenciesThe yen was at 103.85 per dollar.The euro bought $1.2078.The offshore yuan traded at 6.4810 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries ended last week at 1.08%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude slid 0.4% to $52.15 a barrel.Gold was at $1,828.55 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Back in August, during DC’s FanDome virtual convention, Zack Snyder revealed that his new HBO Max cut of Justice League—a.k.a. “the Snyder cut,” a.k.a. Zack Snyder’s Justice League—would actually be a four-hour miniseries consisting of four, one-hour installments and not a single movie. That announcement was made alongside the release of a new trailer, with that trailer eventually being pulled (possibly for music rights reasons) and then later rereleased with very few changes. Now, Snyder is also walking back the “four-hour miniseries” thing, meaning that whole DC FanDome presentation was pretty much a waste of time. Hooray!
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Michigan hired Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator. The Wolverines announced the move Sunday. The 33-year-old Macdonald replaces Don Brown, who recently became the defensive coordinator at Arizona.
Aurora police are searching for a woman's vehicle after she was carjacked and shot while eating in a Wendy's parking lot Saturday.
States capitals increased security while Washington, D.C., locked down Sunday ahead of expected inauguration protests. Live updates.
The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium in Philadelphia will offer free testing at Girard College on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
China's economic recovery likely accelerated in the fourth quarter, driven by stronger demand at home and abroad and policy stimulus which is expected to provide a solid boost into 2021. The gross domestic product (GDP) numbers, due early on Monday, will be closely watched around the world, especially as many countries continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and China battles resurgent cases in parts of the country. That would bring its full-year expansion to 2.1%, likely making China the only major economy to see growth last year but still the country's weakest pace in more than four decades.
Rookie Obi Toppin is confident in this Knicks team after their 30-point win over the Celtics. Plus, RJ Barrett talks about how buying into Tom Thibodeau's defensive gameplay has helped New York get better.
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