Though there are plenty of moments that haven't aged at all well in the classic movie musical Grease, its star Olivia Newton-John does not think it's sexist.
Though there are plenty of moments that haven't aged at all well in the classic movie musical Grease, its star Olivia Newton-John does not think it's sexist.
Willow Sage Hart stole the show on "The Disney Holiday Singalong" when she joined her mom for a tender version of Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song."
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Biden unveiled his economic team. The DOJ has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud. It's Tuesday's news.
Today, Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (the "Fund"), a New York Stock Exchange-listed closed-end fund trading under the symbol "DEX," declared a monthly distribution of $0.0542 per share. The monthly distribution is payable December 28, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 18, 2020. The ex-dividend date will be December 17, 2020.
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Patna (Bihar) [India], December 2 (ANI): Former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi will file his nomination as a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for the Rajya Sabha by-poll at the Commissioner office in Patna on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Republicans attempting to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to take up their lawsuit, three days after it was thrown out by the highest court in the battleground state. In the request to the U.S. Supreme Court, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of northwestern Pennsylvania and the other plaintiffs are asking the court to prevent the state from certifying any contests from the Nov. 3 election, and undo any certifications already made, such as Biden’s victory. They maintain that Pennsylvania’s expansive vote-by-mail law is unconstitutional because it required a constitutional amendment to authorize its provisions. Biden beat President Donald Trump by more than 80,000 votes in Pennsylvania, a state Trump had won in 2016. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Saturday night threw out the lawsuit, including an order by a lower court judge blocking the certification of any uncertified races. Justices cited the law's 180-day time limit on filing legal challenges to its provisions, as well as the staggering demand that an entire election be overturned retroactively. In the state's courts, Kelly and the other Republican plaintiffs had sought to either throw out the 2.5 million mail-in ballots submitted under the law — most of them by Democrats — or to wipe out the election results and direct the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to pick Pennsylvania’s presidential electors. ___ Follow Marc Levy on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/timelywriter Marc Levy, The Associated Press
The USWNT and U.S. Soccer won't go to trial in January anymore, but the hot button issue of the lawsuit is about to return to the fore.
The U.S. derivatives regulator issued a record 113 enforcement actions for corporate wrongdoing in 2020 - the most in the agency's history - the agency said on Tuesday, even as total monetary fines remained almost flat. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) had a total of $1.32 billion in penalties, the "fourth highest total on record and the third straight year-over-year increase," it said, although the figure is only slightly up on last year's $1.33 billion in fines. Most of that, however, was accounted for by the CFTC's bumper September enforcement action https://www.reuters.com/article/us-jp-morgan-spoofing-penalty/jpmorgan-set-to-pay-nearly-1-billion-in-spoofing-penalty-source-idUSKCN26E349 against JPMorgan Chase & Co, which paid out more than $920 million for manipulating commodity futures, the agency said.
Native American tribes and advocates are condemning “Big Sky,” a Montana-set ABC drama, for ignoring the history of violence inflicted on Indigenous women and instead making whites the crime victims. “After meaningful conversations with representatives of the Indigenous community, our eyes have been opened to the outsized number of Native American and Indigenous women who go missing and are murdered each year, a sad and shocking fact," the executive producers said in a statement to The Associated Press. “We are grateful for this education and are working with Indigenous groups to help bring attention to this important issue,” according to the statement.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Tavon Austin is attempting to make a comeback with Green Bay as the Packers look to add depth to their receiving group.The Packers announced Tuesday that they had signed Austin and released wide receiver Darrius Shepherd.Austin, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 draft of the St. Louis Rams, hadn’t played any NFL games this season. T he San Francisco 49ers placed him on injured reserve before this season and later released him as part of an injury settlement.The 5-foot-8 Austin caught 13 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown last year in his second season with the Dallas Cowboys. Austin spent his first five NFL seasons with the Rams, who drafted him out of West Virginia.Austin has 215 career catches for 2,006 yards with 15 touchdowns. He also has been a kick returner for much of his NFL career, which could help the Packers if Tyler Ervin has to miss any more time.Ervin, a running back/kick returner who also lines up at receiver, has missed Green Bay’s past two games with injured ribs.Green Bay could use some additional players for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The only Packers wideouts with at least 10 catches this season are Davante Adams (74 catches, 908 yards, 11 TDs), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (25-518-4) and Allen Lazard (19-295-3), though Green Bay has done a nice job of passing the ball to its running backs and tight ends.The Packers’ biggest off-season addition to the receiving group was Devin Funchess, who opted out before the season.Shepherd had five catches for 46 yards this season. He fumbled a kickoff return that led to a field goal in a 34-31 overtime loss at Indianapolis on Nov. 22.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press
Frost, hail and snow will greet those who are able to venture to shops and cafes again after a month of lockdown in England. The start of winter is set to bring severe conditions across the UK, with weather warnings issued in some areas. Tuesday was the first official day of meteorological winter, and with it came a drop in temperatures and forecasts of snow and icy conditions in some places.
BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq: LAMR), a leading owner and operator of outdoor advertising and logo sign displays, announces that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share payable on December 30, 2020 to stockholders of record of Lamar’s Class A common stock and Class B common stock on December 21, 2020. Including the dividend payable on December 30, 2020, Lamar will have declared and paid quarterly distributions to stockholders in 2020 in an aggregate amount of $2.50 per common share. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking statements” concerning Lamar Advertising Company’s goals, beliefs, expectations, strategies, objectives, plans, future operating results and underlying assumptions and other statements that are not necessarily based on historical facts. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in our forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those factors set forth in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as supplemented by any risk factors contained in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. We undertake no obligation to update the information contained in this press release to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.About Lamar Advertising Company Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America, with over 357,500 displays across the United States and Canada. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo, transit and airport advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. In addition to its more traditional out-of-home inventory, Lamar is proud to offer its customers the largest network of digital billboards in the United States with over 3,600 displays.Company Contact:Buster Kantrow Director of Investor Relations Lamar Advertising Company (225) 926-1000 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK — “Papa!” screams a hospital worker, covered from head to toe in a Hazmat suit and PPE, in the opening moments of the documentary “76 Days."This is in the early days of the pandemic in Wuhan, back in January and February when the city of 11 million went into a 2 1/2-month lockdown and hospitals were overrun. The health worker's father has just died, and her agony at not being able to sit by his side is overwhelming. Her colleagues restrain her as she sobs, moaning, “Papa, you'll stay forever in my heart.”“76 Days," shot in four Wuhan hospitals, captures a local horror before it became a global nightmare. Given the constraints at the time on footage and information from Wuhan, it's a rare window into the infancy of the pandemic. The film is directed by the New York-based filmmaker Hao Wu, who worked with two Chinese journalists — one named Wiexi Chen, the other is remaining anonymous — to create of a portrait of the virus epicenter.Some of the images document the fear and confusion of those early days: A group of patients mill outside the hospital doors, pleading to be let in. Others are by now more familiar: Solitary deaths followed by phone calls to family members.“There has been so much news coverage and commentary about the pandemic but most of that has primarily been about statistics and our political divide," Wu said in an interview. “What I think is missing is the human stories, the human faces of the pandemic.”That may be especially true for stories of the pandemic from China, which President Donald Trump and his supporters have been highly critical of, blaming it for the “Wuhan virus.” Wu's film, though, consciously avoids politics to concentrate on the humanity inside the hospitals — even if the workers are so obscured by their Hazmat suits that they're only identifiable by the names penned in sharpie on their backs.“I feel like right now there is such a toxic background to a lot of the discussions around the virus,” Wu says. “The virus is an enemy that doesn’t care about your nationality.”“76 Days," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, is being released Friday by MTV Documentary Films is more than 50 virtual cinemas. Last month, it was nominated for best documentary by the IFP Gotham Awards.It's among the first in a coming surge of coronavirus documentaries. A handful have already arrived, some — snapshots in an ongoing drama — hurriedly edited even as the scope of the pandemic has continued to expand. In October, Alex Gibney released “Totally Under Control," a two-part indictment of the federal U.S. response to the virus. In August, the artist-activist Ai Weiwei debuted “Coronation,” a documentary he directed remotely with dozens of volunteers to capture the lockdown experience for ordinary Chinese people.For some, the films are too harsh a reminder of an all-consuming reality. But “76 Days" feels like a vital early draft of history. Wu's first instinct had been to create a more straightforwardly journalistic film examining what happened in Wuhan. But Wu — a Chinese native who lives in New York with his partner and two children (he depicted his journey as a gay man in a traditional Chinese family in the 2019 Netflix documentary “All in My Family” ) — soon recognized the difficulty of access and the rapidly changing situation would make such a film either very difficult or potentially stale by the time it was finished.“The images coming out of Wuhan were so harrowing. Everyone was scouring social media, trying to find out what happened in Wuhan, how it got so bad. A lot of us were so angry,” he says. “I started getting away from wanting to assign blame."The journalists, working with press passes, would have typically been closely watched by Communist party minders but in the chaos were given more free rein. Wu leaned into a more observational approach without talking heads, and urged his collaborators to focus on the people and the details. One poignant shot shows the ziplocked cellphone of a deceased person quietly ringing.Wu's last trip to China was in January and February. Right after he came back, his grandfather was diagnosed with late stage liver cancer. He would die a month later. Wu, unable to visit because of travel restrictions and busy on the film, wasn't able to say goodbye in person.“For me, I was compelled to tell the story. It’s almost like a tribute to my grandfather,” says Wu. “The shots that attracted me were those that showed the details of people willing to be nice to each other. I guess it was guilty about not being able to say goodbye to my grandfather, to hold his hand.”___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAPJake Coyle, The Associated Press
Chelsea head to Seville having scored 22 goals in their opening 10 Premier League games - the joint-highest in the top flight - to sit third in the table. The Blues have tightened up their defence after a sloppy start to the season, and Frank Lampard's side are now among the favourites to lead a title challenge. There is still top spot to play for on Wednesday night, and Sevilla coach Lopetegui says the prospect of facing Chelsea's attack will be an extra incentive for his side - who have also qualified.
Jamari Wheeler is the emotional leader for Penn State, but the All-Big Ten defense first team selection and conference steals leader has averaged just three points per game during his first three seasons in Happy Valley. The senior posted career highs with 18 points and four 3-pointers in Saturday's opener against VMI, an 86-65 victory, and the 6-foot-1 guard will look to build on his best career performance when the Nittany Lions host VCU on Wednesday in University Park, Pa. Entering the season, Wheeler had never scored more than 14 points or taken more than four 3-point attempts in any game.
NEW YORK, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kirby McInerney LLP reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of those who acquired Loop Industries, Inc. (“Loop” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LOOP) securities during the period from September 24, 2018 through October 12, 2020 (the “Class Period”). Investors have until December 14, 2020 to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit. The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that Loop scientists were encouraged to misrepresent the results of Loop’s purportedly proprietary process; (2) that Loop did not have the technology to break PET down to its base chemicals at a recovery rate of 100%; (3) that, as a result, the Company was unlikely to realize the purported benefits of Loop’s announced partnerships with Indorama and Thyssenkrupp; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.On October 13, 2020, Hindenburg Research published a report alleging, among other things, that Loop’s scientists, under pressure from CEO Daniel Solomita, were tacitly encouraged to lie about the results of the Company’s process internally. The report also stated that Loop’s previous claims of breaking PET down to its base chemicals at a recovery rate of 100% were technically and industrially impossible, according to a former employee. Moreover, the report alleged that Executives from a division of key partner Thyssenkrupp, who Loop entered into a global alliance agreement with in December 2018, told Hindenburg that their partnership is on indefinite hold and that Loop underestimated both costs and complexities of its process. On this news, the Company’s share price fell $3.78, or over 32%, to close at $7.83 per share on October 13, 2020, thereby damaging investors. If you acquired Loop securities, have information, or would like to learn more about these claims, please contact Thomas W. Elrod of Kirby McInerney at 212-371-6600, by email at email@example.com, or by filling out this contact form, to discuss your rights or interests with respect to these matters without any cost to you.Kirby McInerney is a New York-based plaintiffs’ law firm concentrating in securities, antitrust, and whistleblower litigation. The firm’s efforts on behalf of shareholders in securities litigation have resulted in recoveries totaling billions of dollars. Additional information about the firm can be found at Kirby McInerney’s website: www.kmllp.com.This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.ContactsKirby McInerney LLP Thomas W. Elrod, Esq., (212) 371-6600 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kmllp.com
The next few weeks will likely see a lot of action as U.S. regulators assess COVID-19 vaccines and state officials get ready to start giving the shots to people. — Dec. 4: Deadline for states to submit requests for doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and where they should be shipped. — Dec. 10: Food and Drug Administration advisers meet to debate if there’s enough evidence for emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $157 million. On a per-share basis, the San Jose, California-based company said it had profit of 12 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 37 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. The information technology products and services provider posted revenue of $7.21 billion in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $6.88 billion. For the year, the company reported a loss of $322 million, or 25 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period. Revenue was reported as $26.98 billion. For the current quarter ending in February, HP Enterprise expects its per-share earnings to range from 40 cents to 44 cents. The company expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.60 to $1.78 per share. HP Enterprise shares have declined 29% since the beginning of the year. _____ This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on HPE at https://www.zacks.com/ap/HPE The Associated Press
Four Central American economies hit hard by two hurricanes last month will likely suffer lasting damage as "climate-related shocks" reverberate through vulnerable agricultural markets, credit ratings agency Moody's said on Tuesday. Provoking massive flooding and deadly mudslides across a broad swath of Central America, Iota was one of the strongest storms on record to strike Nicaragua when it hit land in November. The four Central American economies hardest hit are Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.