The 32-year-old South African supermodel isn't slacking in lockdown.
The 32-year-old South African supermodel isn't slacking in lockdown.
As it stands, the group stage is a slog of predictability and there's little drama or truly enticing matchups. Isn't that what a competition like this is supposed to produce?
Hong Kong has shuttered its cinemas again, for a period of two weeks beginning today. This comes as the government instituted new restrictions amid a rising wave of COVID-19 infections which is being referred to as a fourth wave. Should the market reopen on December 16, it would be just in time for Warner Bros’ […]
Image Source: Getty / Aytac Unal / Anadolu Agency Before we bid adieu to 2020 for good, Spotify's annual Wrapped feature has returned to help us look back at our streaming habits from this roller coaster of a year. The personalized experience allows Spotify users to check out their most-played songs, artists, genres, and podcasts from 2020, and many have unsurprisingly taken to social media to share the details of their listening history.
Bachelor Nation's resident host left the show last night.
Jason Statham is in negotiations to star in Focus Features' crime drama "Small Dark Look," with filmmaker Martin Zandvliet on board to direct. The project, formerly known as "Body Cross," centers on the Russian mob in London, with further plot details kept under wraps. Steven Knight, who received an Academy Award nomination for "Dirty Pretty […]
The "DuckTales" reboot will not continue past its current third season on Disney XD. "The talented creative team, led by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, have delivered exceptional storytelling with uniquely reimagined characters for three seasons of 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts," a Disney XD spokesperson said in a statement. "While physical production […]
Pfizer is already testing its vaccine on children and teens
‘The legacy of this Arizona Senate seat, once held by Senator McCain, is one of independence’
If Olivier Giroud is intent on putting himself in the shop window then Chelsea are feeling the full benefit. The Frenchman has a point to prove to Frank Lampard – and after scoring four goals in Seville, it will be impossible for his manager to ignore him. Giroud, who is considering his future ahead of the January window, wants more playing time to ensure his place in the France at next summer’s Euros.
(Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s made no decision on actions that might be taken at the end of the Trump administration to free Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from U.S. control, while raising the possibility that the companies could be released before they are fully capitalized.Mnuchin, speaking at a Wednesday House hearing, said he has had discussions about possible moves with Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria, the companies’ regulator. But Mnuchin said he hasn’t made up his mind on whether to do anything, while reiterating that he opposes ending Fannie and Freddie’s federal conservatorships until they have “significant” capital buffers to protect against losses.“Let me just be clear,” Mnuchin said in testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. “Despite the fact that the director and I are having conversations, we’ve made no decisions at Treasury whatsoever yet. We are contemplating.”Read More: Trump’s Time Is Short to Redo Fannie-Freddie as Hedge Funds WantFannie fell 7.4% to $2.52 in New York trading Wednesday, while Freddie slid 8.3% to $2.37. The companies have had their biggest two-day drop since March.Fannie and Freddie have been in the government’s grip since the 2008 financial crisis, when the companies piled up steep losses amid the housing crash and needed a taxpayer rescue. They’ve since become profitable again and have started retaining earnings to build up their capital cushions. Still, Fannie and Freddie are far short of the roughly $280 billion that Calabria has demanded they have as fully private companies.During the House hearing, Mnuchin said the companies could be released from U.S. control before reaching the capital requirement under a consent decree. In such a scenario, the companies would technically exit conservatorship but still have restrictions on some business activities.Read More: Fannie-Freddie Watchdog Demands Capital Above $280 Billion“There could be a scenario where at some point between basically the zero capital they have and the full capital requirement, there would be a consent order,” Mnuchin said. “They would be released subject to a consent order.”(Updates with closing share prices in fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
If the NBA wants to have a complete season, it’s unwise not to go back to a bubble.
(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is keeping up pressure on social media giants even in the waning days of his administration.Trump on Tuesday night threatened to veto a defense bill if it doesn’t take aim at a liability shield enjoyed by the social media platforms, while on Wednesday the Senate advanced his nominee who favors weakening that shield to the Federal Communications Commission.The developments ensure more struggles over the provision known as Section 230 that protects technology companies such as Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. from liability over most content published by their users. Trump has accused the companies of discriminating against his views.“Repealing Section 230 is itself a threat to national security,” Jon Berroya, interim president of the Internet Association trade group representing online companies, said in a statement. “The law empowers online platforms to remove harmful and dangerous content, including terrorist content and misinformation. Section 230 also underpins countless e-commerce websites, apps, and services.”Leaders of both parties rebuffed Trump’s demands on the defense bill on Wednesday by announcing an agreement on the measure and said the legislation didn’t address social media, despite the threatened veto.“First of all, 230 has nothing to do with the military,” Senator James Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who is chairman of the Armed Services Committee, told reporters. “I agree with his sentiments, we ought to do away with 230. But you can’t do it in this bill.”Inhofe said he had spoken with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and expected the defense measure to get a floor vote next week.Representative Adam Smith, of Washington, the Democratic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, in a tweet directed at Trump said the president was “willing to veto the defense bill over something that has everything to do with your ego, and nothing to do with defense.”At the same time, the Senate Commerce Committee’s Republicans advanced the FCC nomination of Nathan Simington, an administration official who helped write Trump’s proposed rule to increase social media’s exposure to lawsuits. The committee voted 14-12 along party-lines.The rule, pending at the FCC, would weaken defenses against litigation over removing or labeling user posts. Trump proposed the measure after Twitter began selective fact checks of his tweets. The president and his allies have said with scant evidence that popular platforms discriminate against conservative voices.In the Senate Commerce Committee, Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal said he would seek to block Simington’s nomination from a vote on the Senate floor.“It would seem that Mr. Simington is nominated for just one purpose: to support the president’s indefensible assault on the First Amendment,” Blumenthal said.If Simington’s confirmed, he would be in the FCC majority through Inauguration Day Jan. 20, then part of a 2-to-2 deadlock that could last months until the Senate confirms a Biden addition to the agency.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump appointee, has said he will advance the Section 230 rulemaking that Simington helped to write. Pai hasn’t laid out his plans in detail and time is tight to do so.Pai would need to follow “extraordinary” procedures to adopt the matter by the time he leaves on Jan. 20, and whatever emerges would be vulnerable to reversal as Democrats take over the agency, said Andrew Jay Schwartzman of the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society.If FCC Democrats have a majority, they could simply rescind the last-minute action. Even if the agency is in a partisan tie, the FCC could refuse to defend Pai’s action against a likely legal challenge. Once the partisan tie is broken when a Biden nominee arrives, the agency could take up requests to reconsider and revoke the action, Schwartzman said in an interview.Brian Hart, an FCC spokesman, didn’t respond to telephone and email queries about Pai’s intentions.(Updates with lawmakers rebuffing Trump, beginning in fifth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The Strictly Come Dancing star has appeared on everything from Britain’s Got Talent to MasterChef
Man United 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain: Fred was sent off in the second half as the hosts suffered a group-stage defeat
Last December, when Ellie Goulding accepted the Variety’s Decade award at our annual Hitmakers event, she noted — more out of curiosity than bitterness — that for all the commercial and critical success in her decade-plus-long career, particularly in her native U.K., she has had little recognition from the industry’s biggest awards. "I haven't really […]
Plane has been grounded for 20 months following crashes that killed 346 people
Emotional support animals have been banned from US airlines after customers started to bring unusual pets on board, authorities have said. Airlines argued that passengers abused the system by bringing a menagerie of animals on board under the guise of "emotional support" including cats, turtles, pot-bellied pigs and, in one case, a peacock. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday covering animals on airlines.
Some foods can kick you off ketosis and derail your diet entirely.
Rafer Johnson was the first Black flag bearer for the United States when he led the charge into the 1960 Olympics in Rome.
Atypical actor Nik Dodani and m Kamala Harris sister Maya Harris and niece Meena Harris have returned for Brown and Down: The Sequel to help motivate the South Asian community in Georgia to register and vote for the upcoming runoff elections. The video, which also features actors Kal Penn, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Manish Dayal and Punam Patel, is the […]