Military jets and helicopters flew in formation over Israel on Thursday as the country marked its independence day freer of coronavirus restrictions than a year ago. The customary barbecue and beach holiday celebrations were back in evidence for families who learned that the instruction to wear masks outdoors is set to be dropped. Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said he had instructed the ministry’s director-general to rescind the mandatory wearing of face masks in public as of Sunday.
OwnBackup, a leading cloud-to-cloud data protection provider, today announced it ranked No. 38 on its FT The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies, a report of the fastest growing companies in North, Central and South America. This is the second consecutive year OwnBackup has appeared on the list, which comprises the enterprises that contribute most heavily to economic growth.
Verizon Communications Inc, one of the largest U.S. telecom companies, said on Thursday it will launch 5G internet for businesses in 21 U.S. cities this month, expanding its presence from Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. Verizon is offering a 10-year price lock for new customers, no data limits and plans ranging from 100 Mbps to 400 Mbps to business users in cities such as Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Verizon plans to expand its 5G business internet footprint throughout the country, bringing its full suite of services from video-collaboration tools to edge computing.
Tennessee has signed 7-foot forward Jonas Aidoo, the Vols' fourth signee for the 2021 recruiting class. The native of Durham, North Carolina, will enroll this summer and be a freshman this fall. “He’s a high-character young man and will fit our program well in that respect," coach Rick Barnes said.
It won’t have the bowls of shrimp or free drinks, but TV’s annual week of upfront presentations will look a little more like its pre-pandemic norm. NBCU intends to kick off the industry’s usual week of presentations May 17 with a virtual event that will feature looks at scripted and unscripted originals, sports, news, and […]
Countess Mountbatten of Burma will join the Queen, the royals and three German princes at the service.
Universities ignoring rape culture warnings, say campaignersInstitutions told they are exposing themselves to lawsuits as students face postcode lottery on support More than 80 UK universities were named on the Everyone’s Invited website, which now features 15,000 accounts of sexual harassment, abuse, misogyny and assault. Photograph: James Veysey/Rex/Shutterstock
Mariel Hemmingway starred in “Manhattan” as Tracy, a 17-year-old girl attending the Dalton School who starts dating a twice-divorced, 42-year-old television comedy writer. The black-and-white romantic comedy film, which was released in 1979, didn’t draw much criticism for that relationship at the time. In fact, it’s the second-highest-grossing film (when adjusted for inflation) from director […]
Taiwan and Thailand risk joining Vietnam and Switzerland in running afoul of U.S. currency manipulation triggers in Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's first foreign exchange report, expected this week, but whether she applies that label is unclear. The Biden administration has sought to engage more constructively with trading partners and allies, and currency experts say that Yellen could veer from the aggressive approach applied by the Trump administration in the currency report, taking into account the trade and capital flow distortions of the coronavirus pandemic and reviewing the structure of the report.
Johann Sebastian Bach is heard on a giant xylophone in a Japanese forest.
London Bridge inquest: officers describe ‘scene of devastation’ Decision to send medics into active terror zone was unprecedented, says doctor Floral tributes close to London Bridge after the 29 November 2019 terrorist attack. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images
The National Weather service issued a Flash Flood Watch for southeastern Louisiana as heavy rainfall fell on April 15.This clip from David Mora shows flooded streets in New Orleans.Heavy rain was forecast to continue throughout the day and into April 16. Credit: David Mora via Storyful
"He was an invited dinner guest at the Club but is not himself a member there," a spokeswoman said. "He is, however, a member of the Breakers Club in Palm Beach"
NHS England said a total of 4.7 million people were waiting to start treatment at the end of February 2021.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found about 5,800 cases of COVID-19 infections among people who have been fully vaccinated in the U.S.
Couple announced engagement in 2019 but put off wedding due to pandemic. Insider says split "isn't too surprising."
Seven inquiries have now been launched to investigate how lobbying is carried out in government and what happened in the David Cameron/Greensill row. Three of the investigations are being held by parliamentary select committees, one by a top lawyer on behalf of Boris Johnson, one by the civil service, one by an ethics committee and another will look into the Lobbying Act. Boris Johnson has appointed corporate lawyer Nigel Boardman to lead a government inquiry into the Greensill saga.
The fifth Scream film reunites the stars of the original movies and wrapped filming in November
Chicago’s mayor has called for an end to police foot chases in the city
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