Saying «we need transparency and accountability,» House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she is creating a special House committee, overseen by Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, «to examine all aspects of the federal response to the coronavirus and ensure the taxpayers dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent.» The committee “will root out waste, fraud and abuse; it will protect against price-gauging, profiteering and political favoritism,« Pelosi told reporters during a press call. That's in direct response to Trump’s signing statement on the latest coronavirus stimulus bill in which he declared his intent to override the safeguards Congress put in to prevent, well, »price-gauging, profiteering and political favoritism" from the administration. But there's also the question of the sheer incompetence of Trump and his whole team to consider. It's a humongous job getting $2 trillion (and counting) in programs implemented quickly and efficiently, even if the administration doing it is a normal one that actually cares about governing. This one is not normal.
The total number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus pandemic has soared past 50,000 globally as cases inch toward the 1 million mark, with Italy and Spain leading other nations in mortality. Read Full Article at RT.com
Premier League center-back Timm Klose has been mocked by soccer fans after a tab on his Macbook appeared to be open on Pornhub when the experienced Norwich defender revealed what he had been watching in an Instagram story. Read Full Article at RT.com
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned that Greece is facing its “most critical month” in the struggle against the coronavirus pandemic amid lockdown measures set to help tackle the spread of the deadly disease. Read Full Article at RT.com
Struggling to get your fix of sporting action and drama? Fear not, as RT Sport's Simon Head picks out six outstanding sports documentaries to check out during the coronavirus lockdown. Read Full Article at RT.com
UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov has broken his silence since confirming he would not circumvent covid-19 quarantine measures to fight at UFC 249, asking fans advising him to travel where exactly they think he should fly. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Democrats are postponing their convention by a month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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How to play Valve's newest VR-only Half-Life game.
He said the video-conferencing platform will now be focusing all its resources on tackling the âsafety, and privacy issuesâ for the next 90 days.
What do you do if you’re an event discovery startup and suddenly it’s illegal to attend events? You lean into the cultural shift and pivot. Today, $11 million-funded calendar app IRL is morphing from In Real Life to In Remote Life. It will now focus on helping people find, RSVP for, plan, share, and chat […]
Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can enhance workplace safety for those who have to be colocated at a physical workplace even while social […]
Three NASA astronauts will participate in a live media teleconference at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, April 10.
Google today announced the beta of Memorystore for Memcached, a new service that provides a fully managed in-memory datastore that is compatible with the open-source Memcached protocol. It will join Redis in the Memorystore family, which first launched in 2018. As Gopal Ashok, Google’s product manager for Memorystore notes in today’s announcement, Redis remains a […]
Amazon says it will start taking additional steps to ensure the safety of its warehouse workers, SoftBank backs out of its latest WeWork investment and Zoom tries to fix its security issues. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 2, 2020. 1. Amazon begins running temperature checks and will provide surgical masks at warehouses Amazon has […]
NASA and SpaceX are moving ahead full-steam with the Demo-2 launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft – the first launch to carry astronauts to space aboard a private launch vehicle from American soil. The Falcon 9 rocket that will propel the Crew Dragon to space will include a NASA logo that has been – technically […]
For starlings, there’s truth to safety in numbers. “In winter, starlings join in flocks of thousands of individuals to try to confuse the hawks that attack them, doing a mesmerizing dance,” said Barcelona-based photographer Xavi Bou, who recently released a video chronicling the birds’ synchronized swooping. In “Murmurations,” a name that refers specifically to the phenomenon, Bou captures the avian movements through a series of gray lines that swell and undulate with each obfuscated turn. More
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Two ill-fated cruise ships waited just off Fort Lauderdale's shores on Thursday to learn when they'll be allowed to dock at Port Everglades after Carnival Cruise Line reached a conditional agreement with authorities in Florida. Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said on Twitter that a ...
Saudi Arabia has instituted a 24-hour curfew for two of its holy cities, Mecca and Medina, in a move to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The extended curfew comes just days after officials made a plea to people who are planning an annual Hajj holy pilgrimage to Mecca to ...
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, on Thursday confirmed they are eyeing potential restrictions on domestic travel within the United States. «We look at that literally every day,» Dr. Fauci said on «CBS This Morning.» "It really depends on what city you're talking about ...
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: - - World Medical Association says China's figures on ...
NEW DELHI (AP) - Tourists from Australia, Britain and Canada are stranded in India's capital after their vacations were abruptly ended by a three-week lockdown and international flights were halted because of the coronavirus. Some said on Thursday that they are running out of money and hoping to be flown ...
In the film, Massa relives some of the greatest and worst moments of his career throughout this documentary, including his experiences in the F2008 (below).To watch the film, subscribe to Motorsport.tv from $4.99/€4.50/£3.99 a month.Ferrari F2008 (659) 2008 side viewPhoto by: Giorgio PiolaMassa was world champion for 38 seconds, for when he crossed the finish ...Keep reading
Show your love for all things WWE with new WrestleMania and Firefly Fun House backdrops in your next video meeting, group chat or class.
McLaren's Formula One drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris have agreed to take pay cuts as part of protective cost-cutting during the coronavirus pandemic
Postponing the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 will make the event more costly for all parties, the International Olympic Committee acknowledged on Thursday
Shannon Sharpe continues to believe Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James is the greatest of all time, even after Michael Jordan was voted the best to ever wear the number 23. Hear why Shannon could care less about a number, and why he maintains LeBron is the greatest NBA player to ever dribble a basketball.
As a Kansas City Chiefs fan, Nick Wright is delighted to hear reports coming out of the Patriots camp, that Bill Belichick is not interested in bringing Cam Newton to New England, preferring to keep Jarrett Stidham as their go-to quarterback. Nick details why he thinks this decision is a mistake, but understands why it makes sense financially.