Eat Just has made the world's first commercial sale of cultured chicken to 1880 in Singapore and it will be on the menu beginning this weekend.
Eat Just has made the world's first commercial sale of cultured chicken to 1880 in Singapore and it will be on the menu beginning this weekend.
Tributes poured in for Sekou Smith on Tuesday night after the longtime NBA media member reportedly died of COVID-19 complications. Smith worked for Turner Broadcasting, where he appeared on NBA TV and hosted The Hang Time Podcast.
As the 76th anniversary on Wednesday of the liberation of Auschwitz draws closer, Bill Harvey, who survived the concentration camp, said he was shocked by displays of anti-Semitism during the U.S. Capitol riot. Some of the supporters of former President Donald Trump who broke into and ransacked the seat of Congress on Jan. 6 wore clothes bearing anti-Semitic messages, or displayed Nazi symbols. Harvey, interviewed by Zoom from his Los Angeles home on Monday, expressed concern that the lessons that should have been learned from World War Two's Nazi Holocaust are fading.
A stunning sunrise illuminated Jacksonville, Florida, on January 26.Footage taken by Amy Shirley shows the pink clouds lighting up the sky. Credit: Amy Shirley via Storyful
A hundred jihadists were killed this month in a joint Franco-Malian offensive in the West African country's lawless centre, the Malian army said Tuesday. "One hundred terrorists were neutralised, about 20 captured and several motorbikes and war equipment were seized" during the operation with France's Barkhane force, which aims to eradicate jihadists in the Sahel region, the Malian army said on its website.Mali has been struggling with a jihadist insurgency that broke out in the north of the country in 2012 before spreading to the centre and then to Burkina Faso and Niger, often inflaming ethnic rivalries.France, Mali's former colonial ruler, first intervened in the country in 2013 to help drive back jihadist forces advancing on Bamako. It now has 5,100 troops deployed across Africa's arid Sahel region, as part of its Barkhane operation. Earlier this month the French military said it had killed 15 jihadists near Mali's border with Burkina Faso, where an al-Qaeda-linked group is active.(AFP)
Talking Horses: Dettori named world's best jockey for third straight yearAward based on jockeys’ performances in the 100 highest-rated Group One and Grade One races around the globe in 2020 Frankie Dettori celebrates after he and Stradivarius won the horse’s third successive Ascot Gold Cup victory in June last year. Photograph: Julian Finney/AFP/Getty Images
Antisemitism and Holocaust denial on the rise in Australia, Josh Frydenberg warns. Australian treasurer uses Holocaust Memorial Day to call on all good people to ‘take on hate wherever we see it’
Company chief confirms UK will have first claim on jabs, as it got order in three months earlier than Brussels
A Texas man accused of taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month while wearing a shirt with a message that stood for “murder the media” was arrested Tuesday, the FBI said. Nicholas DeCarlo, 30, was charged with obstructing an official proceeding, entering a restricted building and parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint. Investigators say DeCarlo, of Burleson, Texas, was seen in photos smoking a cigarette inside the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Ron Johnson, who worked 25 seasons as a minor league manager, most recently for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides in the Baltimore Orioles system, died on Tuesday. Johnson appeared in 22 major league games with the Kansas City Royals and Montreal Expos from 1982-84, mostly as a first baseman, batting .261 in 53 career plate appearances.
High rates of coronavirus infection have led Mexico to crack down on the illicit trade in oxygen canisters, though thieves are coming up with new ways to defraud families. Hospitals in some parts of Mexico are almost 90% full, forcing families to treat their relatives at home. The head of the country's consumer protection agency, Ricardo Sheffield, reported Tuesday that hundreds of ads have been found offering industrial oxygen cylinders — used by torch and welding operators — for medical use.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a firm call to heal America's racial divide, taking several steps and promising more to confront racism and inequality that he said has plagued the United States for far too long. Racial tensions simmered during the turbulent four-year presidency of Donald Trump and Biden noted that the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol by Trump supporters was carried out by "thugs, insurrectionists, political extremists and white supremacists." But Biden said he believes the vast majority of Americans believe in equality."We've never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation - to state the obvious - that all people are created equal and have a right to be treated equally throughout their lives," Biden said in remarks at the White House. "And it's time to act now, not only because it's the right thing to do, but because if we do we'll all be better off for it."Biden took executive action on four fronts: curbing the U.S. government's use of private prisons, bolstering anti-discrimination enforcement in housing, underscoring a commitment to Native American tribal sovereignty and condemning discrimination against Asian Americans and Americans of Pacific Island descent he said has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Democratic president has sought to roll back some of the policies of his Republican predecessor and deliver on racial justice reforms he promised during the election campaign.Critics accused Trump of pursuing policies built around "white grievance" in a nation where the white population is declining by percentage.Black voters proved critical to Biden first in winning his party's presidential nomination and then in defeating Trump in the Nov. 3 election.The United States, still feeling the legacy of slavery which ended in the mid-19th century, was rocked by protests against racism and police brutality in many cities last year in response to incidents including the death of Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May 2020.On the day he took office last week, Biden signed an executive order establishing a government-wide initiative to address racial inequity and systemic racism in federal policies, laws and programs.'I Promise you'On Tuesday Biden said in the coming weeks he would reaffirm a federal "commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility.""Again, I'm not promising we can end it tomorrow, but I promise you we're going to continue to make progress to eliminate systemic racism, and every branch of the White House and the federal government is going to be part of that effort," Biden said.Biden said his order directing the Justice Department not to renew its contracts with privately operated criminal detention facilities is intended to ultimately end the department's use of private prisons. The order did not address contracts for private prisons by the Department of Homeland Security, which uses such facilities to detain immigrants who are in the country illegally.Biden described the move as the first step to "stop corporations from profiting" off of incarcerating inmates, and said it was "just the beginning of my administration's plan to address systemic problems in our criminal justice system."Biden called for restoring and expanding the landmark Voting Rights Act even as many states pursue Republican-backed measures that Democrats have said are intended to suppress voting rights. Trump after the election made false claims of widespread voting fraud and irregularities as part of his failed effort to overturn Biden's victory.Biden said there is "a battle for the soul of this nation.""And the simple truth is: our soul will be troubled as long as systemic racism is allowed to persist. We can't eliminate it. It's not going to be overnight. We can't eliminate everything, but it's corrosive, it's destructive and it's costly."The Biden administration's newly announced fair-housing policy will require the Department of Housing and Urban Development to study and counteract the racially discriminatory impacts of previous policies."Housing is a right in America and home ownership is an essential tool to wealth creation and to be passed down to generations," Biden said.(REUTERS)
The Prime Minister offered his ‘deepest condolences’ to those whose relatives have died from Covid-19.
Japan's vaccination roll-out faces logistical hurdles that could further delay the slow-moving campaign, experts and officials say, complicating plans to deliver widescale coronavirus inoculations in time for the Olympics. Already the last major industrial country to start mass vaccinations, Japan is likely to be hampered on the ground by a lack of containers and dry ice and difficulties in recruiting medical staff, more than a dozen people involved in the inoculation drive told Reuters. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said vaccines are critical to holding a successful Olympics after last year's delay.
Joe Biden has sought to increase nation’s stockpile to 600 million doses by ‘end of summer’
More than 100 million Covid-19 cases have now been recorded worldwide, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday, as newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden pledged to ramp up the United States's struggling vaccine program. The number of cases, compiled from data provided by national health agencies, represents just a fraction of the real infections as the coronavirus has spread around the globe.The United States, which passed 25 million confirmed cases last weekend, remains the country with the largest outbreak -- and the largest death toll of over 420,000.Biden is seeking to turn around the fight against the virus, which took a ferocious grip on the country during Donald Trump's presidency when the risks were downplayed and officials gave mixed messages on mask-wearing and socialising.Biden said vaccinating the entire US population was a daunting challenge, and the program inherited from the Trump administration "was in worse shape than we anticipated or expected.""This is a war-time undertaking. It's not hyperbole," he said, announcing the US was buying an additional 200 million doses and will have enough to vaccinate 300 million Americans -- virtually the entire population -- by early fall.In another day of grim milestones, Britain surged past 100,000 Covid-19 deaths, and other European nations looked to tighten their borders, hoping to keep out new, more transmissible virus strains.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was "hard to compute" the loss felt by British families after his country became the first European country to surpass 100,000 Covid-19 deaths.But he said his government, which faced criticism over its initial response to the outbreak, "did everything that we could to minimise suffering and minimise loss of life."'Drastic measures' The UK has struggled to counter a brutal third wave blamed on a new variant that emerged there before Christmas before spreading to dozens of countries around the world.Neighboring Ireland said Tuesday it would enact mandatory travel quarantines for the first time, as well extending its third national lockdown until March 5.Among other European nations looking to strengthen border controls was Germany, which said it is considering almost completely halting flights into the country."The danger from the numerous virus mutations forces us to consider drastic measures," Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told the Bild newspaper. Iceland meanwhile started to issue vaccination certificates to ease travel for those who have had both required doses.The new measures came as anger rises over grinding anti-coronavirus restrictions, with the Netherlands rocked by nightly riots since it imposed a curfew on Saturday. More than 400 people were arrested after the worst unrest to hit the country in four decades, but the Dutch government said it would not back down."You don't capitulate to people who smash shop windows," Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said, calling the rioters "scum."Israeli police also clashed with protesters, arresting 14 people after ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated against lockdown measures.With the global death toll at 2.1 million, the world has looked to vaccines to break the gloom, but bickering over access to doses has intensified.Tensions have in particular mounted between the European Union and pharmaceutical firms over delays to deliveries."Europe invested billions to help develop the world's first Covid-19 vaccines," EU chief Ursula von der Leyen told the virtual World Economic Forum (WEF). "And now, the companies must deliver. They must honour their obligations."'Vaccine nationalism' Europe's vaccination campaign stumbled after British-Swedish drugs company AstraZeneca warned it would not be able to meet promised targets on EU shipments -- a week after US group Pfizer said it was also delaying delivery volumes.AstraZeneca's CEO insisted Tuesday that the company was not selling vaccines ordered by the EU to other countries at a profit.The widening gap for vaccine supplies between rich and poor countries led both South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to lash out at "vaccine nationalism."Ramaphosa told the WEF that low- and middle-income countries were being shouldered aside by wealthier nations able to acquire "up to four times what their population needs."The row over access to vaccines at the WEF -- normally held at the Swiss ski resort of Davos -- comes as the pandemic compounds economic inequality.Despite Lebanon being under one of the world's strictest lockdowns, father-of-six Omar Qarhani told AFP he was still selling vegetables on the side of a road in Tripoli because he is desperate to support his family."I'm not scared of corona -- what scares me is being in need and poverty," he said.Brazil banned flights from South Africa -- both countries have their own new variants -- while virus deaths in Mexico passed the 150,000 mark on Monday just a day after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he tested positive.The IMF now predicts a "cumulative output loss" of $22 trillion -- the equivalent of the entire US economy -- over 2020-25.Nevertheless, optimism that vaccines will bring the pandemic under control and allow economic activity to resume, coupled with stimulus in major economies, boosted the IMF's growth forecast this year to 5.5 percent.(AFP)
Australian government ordered to pay 1,300 asylum seekers whose details were exposed. Compensation to be paid after personal details of almost 10,000 asylum seekers were mistakenly published online in 2014
Businesswoman called 'feminist cretin' by AFR journalist Joe Aston wins $280,000 in defamation caseElaine Stead was accused by columnist of setting ‘fire to people’s money’ and destroying ventures she was associated with Australian Financial Review journalist Joe Aston has lost a defamation case brought by businesswoman Elaine Stead who was called a ‘cretin’ by the columnist. Photograph: Steven Siewert/SMH
The majority of refugees living in Calais believe Brexit has made it easier to secure asylum in the UK, according to a poll. About 1,000 people are staying in makeshift camps along the French coast, with many intending to try to cross to Britain. A survey of migrants in Calais revealed that more than half (55 per cent) think they have a better chance of getting asylum since December 31.
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Image source: The Motley Fool. First Foundation Inc (NASDAQ: FFWM)Q4 2020 Earnings CallJan 26, 2021, 11:00 a.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorGreetings and welcome to First Foundation's Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call.