A member of the European Parliament and several diplomats were caught by police at an illegal lockdown “orgy” in a bar in central Brussels, with local media reporting that the lawmaker tried to flee the scene through a window. Read Full Article at RT.com
UFC loudmouth Colby Covington has taken aim at LeBron James - an opponent of his political hero, Donald Trump - by warning that he would hand him an even more brutal knockout than ex-NBA star Nate Robinson suffered in the ring. Read Full Article at RT.com
President-elect Joe Biden has ambitious plans for addressing the COVID-19 crisis immediately upon taking office, already developing executive actions that will kickstart the economic recovery and undo Trump's sabotage across government. It's the tallest order any incoming president has faced since FDR took office in the Great Depression, made even more complex because it's a public health crisis, economic crisis, and racial disparity crisis being handed over by an administration that not only didn't adequately address any of those issues, it purposefully made them all worse. CNN reports that its sources in Biden's transition team say that he has two tracks of action in the works: «the passage of a broad economic aid package and, where legislation is not necessary, a series of executive actions aimed at advancing his priorities. Containing the Covid-19 pandemic, launching an economic recovery and tackling racial inequality are his most urgent priorities.» The pandemic, however, is the top concern. Getting the upcoming vaccines distributed is a massive undertaking on its own, with a federal government that's been gutted by Trump and states that have been starved of funding and of revenue. Ramping up all federal, state, and local public health entities to do this job is going to be a big lift, not to mention just the logistics of getting the vaccines delivered. On top of that, there's got to be a public service campaign to convince people to take the vaccine.
It’s hard to fully grasp the massive increase in voter participation this general election. This graph, on Georgia’s turnout, does a pretty good job of visualizing it: xI'm trying a new type of visualization here: this is three decades of Georgia presidential elections in bar chart form, so that we can see county-level changes in turnout as well as vote share. Smaller counties are bucketed together by media market to reduce the clutter. pic.twitter.com/B6Yoy44lMd— David Jarman (@DavidLJarman) November 23, 2020 That’s 369,000 new votes for Donald Trump compared to his first election. It took a historically herculean effort for Democrats to overcome the massive wave of disgruntled rural white Americans—594,000 more votes compared to 2016. (You can see the Florida version of that chart here.) We know where our votes came from—historically underperforming Black, brown, Asian, and young voters, along with gains in the once-Republican suburbs. But theirs? Who were these people who only showed up for Trump in 2016 and 2020, confounding the public polling and horrifying all rational, upstanding Americans? My “hidden deplorables” theory is closing on the answer.
President of the Russian Cross-Country Ski Association Elena Vyalbe has refused to comment on accusations of doping against Tatiana Sorina, voiced by a Swedish journalist who she has branded an “idiot.” Read Full Article at RT.com
US stock exchange Nasdaq has warned listed companies they must appoint at least two “diverse” directors to their board – a ‘self-identified’ female and an “underrepresented minority” or LGBTQ person – or possibly face delisting. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Consumer spending in India has contracted by 12.6 percent this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Fitch Solutions. It expects household spending to return to growth in 2021, expanding by as much as 6.6 percent. Read Full Article at RT.com
At its annual re:Invent developer conference, AWS today announced the launch of AWS Trainium, the company’s next-gen custom chip dedicated to training machine learning models. The company promises that it can offer higher performance than any of its competitors in the cloud, with support for TensorFlow, PyTorch and MXNet. It will be available as EC2 […]
Everyday thousands of trucks carry freight along U.S. highways, propelling the economy forward as consumer goods, electronics, cars and agriculture make their way to distribution centers, stores and eventually households. It’s inside these trucks — many of which sit half empty — where Flock Freight, a five-year-old startup out of San Diego believes it can […]
The idea of people going to live and work in space, outside of the extremely unique case of the International Space Station, has long been the strict domain of science fiction. That’s changing fast, however, with public space agencies, private companies and the scientific community all looking at ways of making it safe for people […]
Today at AWS re:Invent, Andy Jassy talked a lot about how companies are making a big push to the cloud, but today’s container-focussed announcements gave a big nod to the data center as the company announced ECS Anywhere and EKS Anywhere, both designed to let you run these services on-premises, as well as in the […]
Floww – a data-driven marketplace designed to allow founders to pitch investors, with the whole investment relationship managed online – says it has raised $6.7M / £5M to date in Seed funding from angels and family offices. Investors include Ramon Mendes De Leon, Duncan Simpson Craib, Angus Davidson, Stephane Delacote and Pip Baker (Google’s Head […]
Children diagnosed with dyslexia show greater emotional reactivity than children without dyslexia, according to a new collaborative study.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Climate change, voracious beetles and disease are imperiling the long-term survival of a high-elevation pine tree that's a key source of food for some grizzly bears and found across the U.S. West, U.S, officials said Tuesday. A Fish and Wildlife Service proposal scheduled to be published ...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - President-elect Joe Biden is set to unveil his economic team Tuesday amid growing concerns about the pace of the nation's economic recovery as governments reimpose restrictions to curtail the surging coronavirus pandemic. Biden has assembled a team of liberal advisers who have long focused on the ...
Consumer advocates are protesting a move by the Trump administration that they say will make it harder for the government to punish airlines that treat passengers unfairly. On the Friday during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend, the Transportation Department made final its proposal for defining unfair and deceptive practices by airlines. ...
PARIS (AP) - France will apply restrictions to prevent vacationers from going to Swiss ski resorts, and French slopes will remain closed during the Christmas period amid the coronavirus pandemic, President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. “If there are countries ... which maintain their ski resorts open, we will have to ...
There’s one question looming over Keetra Dean Dixon’s designs: “To color or to keep?” Based in rural Alaska, Dixon is behind the bespoke crayon manufacturer, Retoolings, which has been melding primary hues, muted tones, and black-and-white waxes into asymmetric chunks and spiraled cylinders that are as much design pieces as they are creative instruments. In a note to Colossal, Dixson writes that she first thought of the scaled-down objects after creating large sculptures with her partner. More
HARTFORD, Tenn. (AP) - A $6 million federal grant will help build 50 to 75 miles of mountain bike trails in East Tennessee. A news release from U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the Appalachian Regional Commission grant aims to encourage more people who visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park ...
The manufacturer stated last year it would cease factory support of all programmes using an internal combustion engine, instead putting a «clear emphasis on fully electric racing cars».However, a day after Audi went public with its decision to quit Formula E as a works entry at the end of the inbound 2020-21 season, VW has now canned all motorsport projects.According to a statement, this ...Keep reading
Allmendinger has raced part-time with Kaulig since 2019, winning three races. Next year, he will join Jeb Burton and Justin Haley as the team intends to run three cars full-time.The team started as a single-car operation just four years ago and have since won seven races. Allmendinger will pilot the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro.“As a part-time driver for Kaulig Racing in the Xfinity ...Keep reading
Nick Wright & Brandon Marshall dive into the state of the Los Angeles Rams and whether or not they can make a Super Bowl run this season. Brandon feels they have the blueprint for a Super Bowl run and could easily do it, but Jared Goff and his turnover problem are standing in the way.
Chad Beebe, Olabisi Johnson and a closer look at the Minnesota Vikings' snap counts from Week 12.
We're heading toward the final stretches of both the NFL and college football seasons, so both the draft order and draft big board are becoming clearer.
James Harden’s future with the Houston Rockets remains as uncertain as it was when whispers surfaced last month that the superstar had demanded a trade.