After expressing his support for President Trump in the 2020 election because of Joe Biden’s proposed tax plan, rapper 50 Cent has has had a change of heart, saying in a new tweet that he “never liked him.”
After expressing his support for President Trump in the 2020 election because of Joe Biden’s proposed tax plan, rapper 50 Cent has has had a change of heart, saying in a new tweet that he “never liked him.”
The Oscar winner has two adult children, Caleb and Liv, with her husband, Bart Freundlich.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have been showing their support for the arts and entertainment sector in London.
New Delhi (India), December 3 (ANI): Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for convening a short winter session of parliament to discuss pressing issues including farmers protest, preparation of COVID-19 vaccine and standoff along LAC in eastern Ladakh.
LOS ANGELES — Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths spotted half a world away from each other, another towering structure has popped up, this time at the pinnacle of a trail in Southern California.Its straight sides and height appear similar to one discovered in the Utah desert and another that was found in Romania. Like those structures, the origins of the California edifice are also mysterious.It's at the top of a hill in Atascadero, about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, KEYT-TV reported Wednesday. The tall, silver structure drew hikers to the area after photos were posted on social media.A similar one spotted about two weeks ago in Utah's otherworldly red-rock country became a beacon of fascination around the world as it evoked the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and drew hundreds of people to the remote spot.Two extreme-sports athletes said this week they were part of a group that tore down the hollow metal structure because they were worried about the damage the droves of visitors were causing to the relatively untouched spot. Officials said the visitors flattened plants with their cars and left behind human waste.A similar structure that appeared last week in Romania has also disappeared.The Utah creation evoked famous land-art pieces that dot the American West, including two well known works elsewhere in the state. Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty is an earthwork along the Great Salt Lake and Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels are huge concrete pieces in the west desert.Like those pieces, the monolith was fascinating in part because of its context in the landscape, said Whitney Tassie, a curator of modern and contemporary art at the Utah Museum of Fine Art.“That’s a big, big part of land art in general is this idea of an experience, of a journey,” she said.The intense social media reaction to the monolith against the backdrop of a punishing pandemic, along with the quick destruction of the piece, has become a part of its story, she said. Police have said the dismantling may not be illegal since no one has claimed the structure as their property.The still-anonymous creator of the Utah monument, meanwhile, did not follow the steps taken by land artists of the 1970s to secure permission to make their works. Visitation to those remote sites is now managed and overseen to avoid too much stress on the environment. Federal and state officials in Utah had also expressed concern about the area around the monolith being overrun.“It’s good to think about our relationship with the earth, which is ultimately what these sorts of projects do,” Tassie said. “Man's impact on the environment front and centre."___Associated Press writer Lindsay Whitehurst in Salt Lake City contributed to this report.The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):12:25 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden has tapped former Obama administration senior economic adviser Brian Deese to be director of the National Economic Council.Deese is now the managing director and global head of sustainable investing at the BlackRock company. He worked on the auto bailout and environmental issues in the Obama White House, where he held the title of deputy director of both the NEC and the Office of Management and Budget.Biden said Thursday in a prerecorded video announcing the appointment that Deese is “someone who looks at hard problems and finds solutions that help make life better for American families.”Biden highlighted Deese’s expertise on climate policy, as he looks to make the issue a centerpiece of his White House agenda.___HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN'S TRANSITION TO THE WHITE HOUSE:Up soon for President-elect Joe Biden is naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages. He's also facing escalating pressure from competing factions within his own party as he finalizes his choice for secretary of defence.Read more:— Trump’s grievances feed menacing undertow after the election— Trump expected to flex pardon powers on way out door— Ivanka Trump deposed as part of inauguration fund lawsuit— Barr’s special counsel move could tie up his successor— In video, Trump recycles unsubstantiated voter fraud claims— Psaki, next White House press secretary, a veteran messenger___ HERE'S WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON:8:35 a.m.Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris is hiring veteran Democratic strategist Tina Flournoy as her chief of staff.President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team announced the choice Thursday.Flournoy’s appointment adds to a team of Harris advisers led by Black women. Harris is of Jamaican and Indian heritage and is the nation’s first female vice-president. Flournoy joins Ashley Etienne as Harris’ communications director and Symone Sanders as her chief spokeswoman.Flournoy has served as chief of staff for former President Bill Clinton since 2013. That follows a career that took her to top posts at the Democratic National Committee, in the presidential campaigns of former Vice-President Al Gore and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and with the American Federation of Teachers.Harris also announced Rohini Kosoglu as her domestic policy adviser and Nancy McEldowney as her national security adviser.Kosoglu served as Harris’ top adviser during the general election campaign. McEldowney is a former ambassador to Bulgaria and has 30 years of service in various diplomatic and foreign affairs jobs.The Associated Press
Protests against the Centre's new farm laws have also gained momentum in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as farmer organisations blocked roads and held demonstrations and rallies in solidarity with those gathered at Delhi's borders as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' march
'I'm very pleased that today we're having the first discussion about a number of things, vaccinations and things like that,' Dr Fauci says
MONTREAL — The Quebec government is reporting 1,470 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 additional deaths linked to the pandemic.Twelve of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, while the rest happened earlier.Hospitalizations declined by three to 737, while the number of people in intensive care remained unchanged at 99.Montreal reported the largest number of new cases, with 373, while the Quebec City, Monteregie and Lanaudiere regions each reported 145 cases or more.The province is also battling over 1,200 active outbreaks, with most taking place in workplaces, schools and living and care environments.Quebec Premier Francois Legault will provide an update on the situation in the province this afternoon.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec 3, 2020The Canadian Press
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NEW YORK — The U.S. has reached daily coronavirus records with more than 3,100 deaths and 100,000 hospitalizationsNew cases have topped 200,000 a day, according to figures released Thursday. The three benchmarks show a country slipping deeper into crisis, with perhaps the worst yet to come. Millions of Americans disregarded warnings to stay home over Thanksgiving and celebrate only with members of their household.The U.S. recorded 3,157 deaths on Wednesday, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. That’s more than the number of people killed on 9-11. It shattered the old mark of 2,603, set on April 15, when the New York metropolitan area was the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak.The number of people hospitalized doubled in the past month and confirmed daily cases climbed over 200,000 for the second time in less than a week. That’s left health care workers short-handed and burned out.The U.S. leads the world with nearly 14 million confirmed cases and more than 273,000 deaths.___THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:— U.S. reaches daily records with more than 3,100 deaths and 100,000 hospitalizations; tops 200,000 daily cases— Russia vaccine available at 70 facilities in Moscow; hits record 28,145 daily cases— Facebook says it will remove misinformation about coronavirus vaccines— Greek city scraps Christmas decoration plans, will donate money to hospital___Follow AP’s coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak___HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:LONDON — Facebook says it will start removing false claims about coronavirus vaccines, in its latest move to counter a tide of online misinformation.The social network says it will take down any Facebook or Instagram posts with false information about the vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts.The U.S. tech giant is taking action as some potential vaccines have received emergency approval and are set to be rolled out. Facebook says it’s applying a policy to remove virus misinformation that could lead to “imminent physical harm.” Posts that fall afoul of the policy could include phoney claims about vaccine safety, efficacy, ingredients or side effects.___SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor announced stricter measures to fight the coronavirus, including a lockdown on Sundays and the closure of all marinas.The U.S. territory is grappling with an increase in cases and deaths. Gov. Wanda Vázquez is tightened an ongoing curfew, with businesses ordered closed at 8:30 p.m. and a curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. except for essential workers and those delivering food until 11 p.m.Only gas stations, pharmacies and hardware stores will be open on Sundays, although restaurants can offer delivery or carry-out. Alcohol sales will be banned from Saturdays at 5 a.m. until Mondays at 5 a.m.The new measures run from Dec. 7 to Jan. 7, the height of the island’s holiday and tourism season. Beaches will remain closed except for exercise.The island of 3.2 million people has more than 52,000 confirmed cases and more than 1,150 deaths.___MOSCOW — Russia’s coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V will be available for people in high-risk groups at 70 medical facilities in Moscow starting on Saturday.According to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, those working in education and medical facilities, along with municipal workers, can get the shots. The vaccine will be offered to people ages 18 to 60 who don’t suffer from chronic illnesses and to women who aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding.The advanced trial of the vaccine is still ongoing, but the shots had already been offered to people from high-risk groups, such as medical workers and teachers.President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the government to start “large-scale” vaccination in Russia by the end of next week, with medical workers and teachers the first in line. The statement came hours after Britain became the first country in the West to authorize the use of a vaccine against the coronavirus developed by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech.Russia touted its domestically developed vaccine, Sputnik V, as the world’s “first registered COVID-19 vaccine” after the government gave it regulatory approval in early August. The vaccine received the go-ahead after having been tested on only several dozen people, which drew considerable criticism at home and abroad.Health experts say the vaccine needs to complete advanced studies among tens of thousands of people to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Wednesday that more than 100,000 people in Russia have been given the shots.___MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Vice-President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Memphis on Thursday to discuss the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines, according to his office.Memphis is home to shipping giant FedEx, which is helping in the national vaccine distribution. Pence will participate in an afternoon discussion, which will include Republican Gov. Bill Lee.Tennessee health officials say the state is expecting to receive 56,550 doses of the potential Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in its first allocation in mid-December.Tennessee has nearly 878 new cases per 100,000 people in the past two weeks. That ranks 24th in the country for new cases per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University.The state has confirmed 4,638 coronavirus-related deaths.___WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation health officials reported 310 new coronavirus cases and two more deaths on Wednesday.The vast reservation includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Tribal health officials say 166,517 people have been tested.Residents remain under a stay-at-home order, with an exception for essential workers and essential needs like food, medication and emergencies. Essential businesses also have been ordered to limit hours to 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily. A mask requirement has been in place for much of the year.Tribal officials say the Navajo Nation has 17,035 confirmed cases and 658 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic.___LISBON, Portugal — Health experts in Portugal say hospitalizations have levelled off but remain high.Portugal’s 14-day cumulative coronavirus cases per 100,000 people is 684, according to the European Centre for Disease Control. That’s a key metric in measuring the pandemic’s spread. Portugal is eighth among 31 European countries tallied by the EU agency.The nation of 10 million people has confirmed nearly 304,000 cases and more than 4,600 deaths. Health officials estimate about two-thirds of infections occur in family gatherings.___BERLIN — The World Health Organization’s Europe director says people must remain vigilant and keep taking basic precautions ahead of the prospect of a coronavirus vaccine.Dr. Hans Kluge says, “the virus still has the potential to do enormous damage unless we do everything in our power to stop its spread.” He adds the promise of vaccines is “phenomenal” and it’s essential for countries to have a distribution plan.He notes in the beginning, vaccine supplies will be limited and “it is imperative that we continue to practice basic protective behaviours such as mask-wearing.”Europe has had a surge of infections this fall, with many countries imposing new shutdowns. Kluge says while the number of new cases reported in Europe declined for the third consecutive week, the region still accounts for 40% of new global cases.___THESSSALONIKI, Greece — A pandemic-hit city in northern Greece says it's scrapping plans to set up Christmas decorations and a nativity scene this year to donate the money to the local hospital's intensive care ward.“We have decided to use the funds to pay for two additional ICU spaces, three medical monitors, and 1,000 protective suits for medical staff,” the mayor of Serres, Alekos Chrysafis, told The Associated Press.Cities in northern Greece have been the hardest hit by the pandemic. The daily number of cases in the country’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki, remains higher than those reported in greater Athens — an area with a population three times larger.Greece on Thursday extended a nationwide lockdown by another week, through Dec. 14.___TOKYO — Osaka issued a coronavirus alert, urging the residents to stay home as much as possible until mid-December because of a resurgence of the infections and hospitalizations.“Our medical systems are in an emergency,” Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura said. “We have to act now, or we won’t be able to save lives that can be saved.”Osaka reported 386 new cases Thursday for a total of 21,404 and 341 deaths. With overcrowding hospitals, some patients were sent to neighbouring areas for treatment.Infections have been rising, including the Tokyo region, Aichi, Hokkaido and Osaka. Those areas have issued requests for bars to close early in exchange for compensation.Nationwide, Japan has 153,000 confirmed cases and more than 2,200 deaths, according to the health ministry.___MOSCOW — Coronavirus infections in Russia hit a record 28,145 confirmed cases on Thursday.It’s the highest daily spike in the pandemic and an increase of 2,800 cases from the previous day. Russia’s total cases — nearly 2.4 million — remains the world’s fourth-highest. The government coronavirus task force has reported 41,607 deaths in the pandemic.The country has been swept by a rapid resurgence of the outbreak this fall, with numbers of confirmed infections and deaths regularly hitting new highs and significantly exceeding those reported in the spring. The country’s authorities have resisted imposing a second nationwide lockdown or a widespread closure of businesses. Virus-related restrictions vary from region to region but are largely mild.This week officials in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city and one of the hardest-hit cities in the country, announced additional restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.Local authorities ordered restaurants, cafes and bars to close between Dec. 30 and Jan. 3, and museums, theatres, concert halls and exhibition spaces to shut down for the duration of the New Year holidays between Dec. 30 and Jan. 10. Restaurants, cafes and bars must close by 7 p.m. from Dec. 25 to Dec. 29 and again from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10.___NAIROBI, Kenya — Africa’s top public health official says 60% of the continent’s population needs to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the next two to three years.The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, says if it takes four to five years, “the virus will be endemic in our communities.”Concerns are growing that the continent of 1.3 billion people will be near the end of the line in obtaining doses. Nkengasong isn’t sure whether vaccines will be available in Africa before the second quarter of next year.He says the 60% vaccination target is needed to achieve herd immunity in Africa’s 54 countries. He stressed the challenges ahead, saying “the continent as a whole has never vaccinated 200 million people in one year,” a reference to the goal of reaching 20% of the population by the end of next year.The continent has close to 2.2 million confirmed virus cases.___BERLIN — The head of Germany’s disease control agency has slammed people who fail to respect pandemic restrictions as the number of cases in the country stagnates.“The situation is still very tense,” Lothar Wieler of the Robert Koch Institute said Thursday. “Too many people are still getting infected.”His agency reported 22,046 confirmed infections in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of known cases to more than 1.1 million. Wieler appealed to people to respect social distancing and hygiene rules.Wieler says authorities are again seeing large outbreaks in nursing homes. Almost 480 deaths from the coronavirus were reported in the past day, taking the confirmed total to 17,602.___SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that has forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules.The Education Ministry says about 493,430 students began taking the one-day test at about 1,380 test sites across South Korea on Thursday. It says the test sites include hospitals and other medical facilities where the 35 virus patients and hundreds of others placed under self-quarantine will take the exam.The annual test is a crucial step for many students’ lives in the education-obsessed country. The university from which a South Korean graduates significantly affects job prospects, social standings and even marriage partners.This year’s test was originally scheduled for November but was delayed due to the virus outbreak.___NEW DELHI — India is reporting less than 40,000 new daily coronavirus cases for a fourth straight day as it awaits a vaccine rollout for its vast population.With 35,551 new infections reported, India’s total confirmed cases crossed 9.5 million on Thursday. Its single-day cases have remained below the 50,000 level for more than three weeks.The Health Ministry also reported 526 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking India’s total confirmed fatalities to 138,648.India’s capital reported 3,944 new cases in the past 24 hours with positivity rate at a two-month low of 5%. It also recorded 82 more fatalities.India doesn’t have any advance purchase agreement with any vaccine manufacturer.The Serum Institute of India, which has been testing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, says it will apply for emergency approval by Indian authorities in two weeks. The institute is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer.India’s Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories is conducting tests for Russian vaccine Sputnik V.___The Associated Press
TorontoDominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce wrapped up a forecastbeating fourth quarter by Canadian lenders on Thursday, but diverged on their expectations for next year amid uncertainty about the economic outlook.
Ryanair hopes to agree another large order of the 737 MAX jets with manufacturer Boeing over the next 18 months and expects to be flying the 230seat MAX 10 by 2025, Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.
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A federal appeals court in Manhattan on Thursday appeared skeptical of arguments by four Democratic-leaning U.S. states to overturn Republican President Donald Trump's decision to cap federal deductions for state and local taxes. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was hearing an appeal from New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey over a law limiting to $10,000 the state and local taxes that households itemizing deductions could write off their federal returns.