These robots designed by Boston Dynamics are doing the twist
These robots designed by Boston Dynamics are doing the twist
Two of Fox News Channel's top news executives involved in the controversial — but correct — election night call of Arizona for Democrat Joe Biden are out at the network. Bill Sammon, senior vice president and managing editor at Fox's Washington bureau, announced his retirement to staff members on Monday. On Tuesday, as part of a restructuring of Fox's digital operations, politics editor Chris Stirewalt was let go.
Kamala Harris' ascension marks a pivotal moment in history. Young women say her inauguration may finally allow them to savor what has been won.
Against all odds, interim captain Ajinkya Rahane managed to lead an injury-affected India to victory in the fourth cricket test and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India was forced to make four changes for the series finale after salvaging a draw in Sydney, and a draw in Brisbane would have been good enough to retain the trophy. Turns out Rahane had a plan for victory all along.
(Bloomberg) -- Activist investor Elliott Management Corp. plans to close its office in Hong Kong, and move its remaining staff there to offices in London and Tokyo, according to a person familiar with the matter.The New York-based hedge fund, run by billionaire Paul Singer, has been winding down its Hong Kong operations in recent years, and had fewer than 20 employees there when it stopped trading and investment activities on Jan. 1, the person said, asking not to be identified because the matter isn’t public.The shift began in early 2018 when the firm’s then-head of Hong Kong, James Smith, moved to London and began running its Asian operations from the U.K. Smith left the firm the following year. Since then, the bulk of Elliott’s Asian operations have been run out of London and Tokyo, including its recent activist campaigns at SoftBank Group Corp. and Unizo Holdings Co., the person said.At the time of Smith’s departure, there were fewer than 40 employees in the Hong Kong office, and the decision to close the office was not related to the political instability in the region in recent years, the person said.A representative for Elliott declined to comment.Elliott has run several other activist campaigns in the region over the years, including pushing for changes at Hyundai Motor Co., Samsung Electronics Co., and the Bank of East Asia Ltd., among others. While much of its recent activist campaigns in Asia in recent years centered on South Korea and Japan, it engaged in years-long court proceedings to push Hong Kong-based Bank of East Asia to sell itself. Under pressure, the bank agreed to start a process of selling its life insurance unit last year.South Korea, under President Moon Jae-in, has been trying to change its reputation as a stock market dominated by family-controlled conglomerates that lack accountability. Elliott, which was founded by Singer in 1977, had more than $45 billion in assets under management at the end of 2020. The Financial Times first reported on the firm’s plans to close its Hong Kong office.(Updates with details about changes in South Korea in seventh 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.
Because of COVID, 2020 was a lost year without blockbusters. But in 2021, we can't wait to see these movies on a big screen, from 'F9' to 'Top Gun 2.'
NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 98
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Screenshot/TwitterThe main synagogue of a Brooklyn ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect hosted yet another mammoth wedding in defiance of COVID-19 rules Monday, with thousands of mask-free revelers in attendance. Celebrations continued into Tuesday.The son of Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam, the head of the Bobov Hasidic sect, was married before thousands of men, per screenshots of the event. Hundreds of celebrants flew in from Europe and Israel for the event, likely adding to the risk of coronavirus transmission, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.More from last night's wedding in Brooklyn, NY.Some context:The groom is the youngest son of the Bobov Rebbe, Bentzion Halberstam (son of my great-uncle, the Bobov Rebbe Reb Shlomo, who replanted the dynasty in the US after the holocaust), one of the largest Hasidic sects. pic.twitter.com/4YvTxla57m— Abby Stein (@AbbyChavaStein) January 19, 2021 The Israeli news site JDN published two versions of a story on the wedding. One edition, published Monday, detailed the secrecy necessary to plan such an event far from the prying eyes of local authorities intent on enforcing the law. The replacement article, published the next day, described the nuptials as small, intimate, and in line with coronavirus restrictions. Though guests were warned not to record the event, videos circulating on WhatsApp and Twitter documented the festivities as massive.Hasidic leaders in New York have defied and disregarded precautions and regulations meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus throughout the pandemic. Multiple synagogues in New York have hosted clandestine but nonetheless gargantuan weddings, and community leaders have lashed out at those who exposed and criticized their actions. COVID-19 has hit ultra-Orthodox enclaves harder than other parts of the state as a result.New York Tries to Shut Down Potential Superspreader WeddingThe Jewish Telegraphic Agency quoted the first iteration of the JDN article as saying: “It is a difficult task to organize a mass wedding in such tumultuous days. Even if you have managed to find a respectable venue, the heart is not at peace, because at any given moment you are exposed to the danger of whistleblowing and the police forces will be on their way to the place and the celebration subsides. If in Israel there are concerns, in the United States of America all the more so.”Tuesday’s story heaped praise on the head of the sect: “JDN News has learned that due to the situation, the wedding will be held in a very limited manner and notes that the Rebbe is very strict in the instructions and was among the first to order the closure of the Torah institutions of the Hasidim to protect against the virus. Thousands of Bobov followers from all over the world will celebrate from their homes the joy of the great wedding, the joy of the youngest son of the Rebbe who will be married at a good and successful time. The hearts of thousands of followers are full of excitement.”Thus far, authorities do not appear to have intervened in the celebration.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
We can't quite talk about WandaVision without considering the Scarlet Witch's origins in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. And, of course, we can't dive into Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff without mentioning her twin brother Pietro Maximoff (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), aka Quicksilver.
The day the split made headlines, someone in a landscaping shirt was snapped throwing out a giant cardboard cutout of de Armas into the trash receptacles outside of Affleck’s L.A. home.
Inauguration Day is the first of 10 consecutive palindrome dates — dates that read the same forward and backward.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - January 19, 2021) - The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Triterras, Inc., f/k/a Netfin Acquisition Corp. ("Triterras") (NASDAQ: TRIT) between August 20, 2020 and December 16, 2020. You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New ...
President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be America's top diplomat vowed to reverse a slew of the Trump administration's foreign policy positions.
Two years ago, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a formal apology to tribes in the state for atrocities committed against them and for the history of genocide and oppression they endured. Through an executive order, the governor established the California Truth and Healing Council to provide an avenue for Native Americans “to clarify the record – and provide their historical perspective – on the troubled relationship between tribes and the state.” “Telling the truth is only one small part of this whole healing cycle,” said Caleen Sisk, a council member and chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe.
Brad Holmes called Matthew Stafford a "great player' and said he does not view the Detroit Lions as being in a rebuilding situation
"I wanted to share with you all that Clare and I have decided to go our separate ways," Moss wrote in a post.
Tuesday's stock market rally fueled breakouts by Apple supplier Qualcomm and two IPOs. Netflix stock soared late on subscriber growth.
The President-elect has a laundry list of priorities for his first 100 days in the White House.
The hefty, 127-year-old family heirloom that Biden will use at his inauguration has many important dates recorded inside.
Honolulu prosecutors submitted a motion Tuesday to dismiss charges against U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams after he was cited for being in a closed park during Hawaii's summertime spike in coronavirus cases. Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm said in a statement that a motion was submitted to the court to dismiss charges against Adams and his aide, Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, for allegedly violating an emergency COVID-19 order in August. Adams was in Hawaii to help with surge testing amid an alarming surge in cases.