Senator Lindsey Graham on the upcoming Senate vote for Judge Barrett's nomination.
Senator Lindsey Graham on the upcoming Senate vote for Judge Barrett's nomination.
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that accused the Hollywood Foreign Press Association of using its clout to control the market for overseas entertainment coverage. In a ruling issued on Friday, Judge Stanley Blumenfeld tossed the lawsuit brought by Kjersti Flaa, a Norwegian reporter who alleged that she had been repeatedly denied membership […]
The CEO of a Midwest hospital system is out of a job days after he sent a bizarre letter to employees in which he said he would not be wearing a mask because he believed he was immune after contracting COVID-19.Kelby Krabbenhoft, who is not a doctor, had headed Sanford Health since 1996. Just a a few weeks ago, after the announcement of a merger with Intermountain Health, he said he planned on staying another 18 months.But that all changed after his email—which was shocking enough that Sanford officials quickly put out a statement disavowing it. In the note, he said he had recovered from the coronavirus and was now immune for seven months—even though medical experts say it’s not clear how long immunity lasts.Even more disturbing, Krabbenhoft informed employees he would not be wearing a mask in the office, even though Sanford recommends masks and is headquartered in one of the nation’s worst hot spots.Hospital Lurches Away From CEO’s Vow That He Won’t Mask Up After COVID Infection“For me to wear a mask defies the efficacy and purpose of a mask and sends an untruthful message that I am susceptible to infection or could transmit it,” Krabbenhoft wrote.“I have no interest in using masks as a symbolic gesture,” he added “My team and I have a duty to express the truth and facts and reality and not feed the opposite.”He even seemed to question the wisdom of wearing masks outside the operating room.“The ‘on-again, off-again’ behavior of mask use by the general population violates every notion of serious infectious management that I was trained to adhere to, so some of this is absurd,” he wrote.A spokesman for the health-care system, which operates hundreds of rural hospitals and clinics and employs some 50,000 people, put out a damage control statement that the email only represented “personal opinions about the virus” and not company policy.That was followed up by a statement from other top Sanford executives who wrote: “We know that words matter, and words have power, and we regret that the message left many frustrated and disappointed.”On Tuesday evening came another announcement that Krabbenhoft and Sanford had agreed to part ways. The dethroned CEO told KELO-TV that the mask letter was not the impetus.“If there was ever a time for a guy, who’s been through what I’ve been through, this is a great time to say goodbye,” he said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The list of Week 13 college football games to be postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 continues to grow.
Nivar is the second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal this year.
Handcuffed asylum seekers 'paraded like criminals' in Australian hospitals, doctors sayDoctors for Refugees group condemns the shackling and says it obstructs medical examinations as well as causing extreme humiliation
More than 200 million Nigerians will slide further into poverty as the coronavirus pandemic has sent oil prices tumbling and pushed Africa's largest economy into recession.
Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining Ferroglobe's third-quarter 2020 conference call. Joining me today are Marco Levi, our chief executive officer; Gaurav Mehta, EVP of strategy and investor relations; and Jorge Lavin, group controller. Risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements can be found in Ferroglobe's most recent SEC filings and exhibits to those filings, which are available on our website, www.ferroglobe.com.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the Nov. 24 episode of "The Bachelorette." Sixteen men remained in hopes of pursuing titular Bachelorette Tayshia Adams on Tuesday's episode of “The Bachelorette.” Those men reflected on the previous dates poolside, but were interrupted by the arrival of host Chris Harrison. “Lesson learned […]
Chinese ride-sharing company Didi began rolling out a service in Mexico this week to let female drivers select only other women as their passengers, a move aimed at encouraging their safety as the country confronts worsening gender violence. Called "Didi Mujer," or Didi Woman, the program is being piloted in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tijuana, and Didi hopes if more women join the platform, passengers eventually will be able to exclusively choose female drivers. Didi's rival, Uber Technologies Inc, earlier this month also launched an option for female drivers in Mexico to select only women passengers, in line with a similar Uber program in Saudi Arabia.
Everything on Spanx’s website is 20 percent off right now
The Laundry Care Products Market will grow by USD 26.91 bn during 2020-2024
If your love language is gift giving but spending money is not, then chances are you try to knock out the bulk of your holiday shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Plenty of major retailers offer big sales throughout the week of Thanksgiving (and some for the entire month), but very few compare to the shopping extravaganza that Nordstrom puts on. The Nordstrom Black Friday Sale gives you the best of both worlds: luxury beauty and good deals. Brands like Smashbox, Esteé Lauder, MAC Cosmetics, and Tom Ford Beauty all get marked down, giving you access to much more affordable options. Just imagine the look on your friend's face when they think you got them a $40 YSL Beauty lipstick when really you only spent a little over $20. We have no doubt you'll find something for everyone on your list - including yourself. Now through Tuesday, Dec. 1, you can get up to 50 percent off skin-care, hair-care, fragrance, and makeup products. Considering there are 13 pages of deals to sort through, we took it upon ourselves to round up the best products to shop while they're on sale, ahead.
Deliveries of holiday gifts purchased online at major retailers could get delayed by something far more critical - COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and Moderna as early as mid-December could begin sending inoculations to U.S. healthcare workers and nursing home residents. FedEx and United Parcel Service could make space for those shipments on cargo planes by bumping off packages from Amazon.com, Walmart, Target and other retailers.
Van de Beek, signed from Ajax Amsterdam for a reported 35 million pounds ($46 million) in September, was deployed at the base of the United midfield behind Bruno Fernandes instead of further forward in the number 10 slot. Despite the positional switch the 23-year-old looked comfortable throughout the 90 minutes as United secured victory to keep them on track to progress to the knockout stage.
A Florida man filmed his family’s unusual method of defrosting Thanksgiving turkeys on November 24 as Americans prepare for the holiday.This footage, shot by Mark O’Donnell, shows his uncle, Chuck, perform the so-called “Turkey Toss Tradition”, which this year involved hurling a 16-pound (7.3kg) frozen bird named “Donald” into O’Donnell’s backyard pool.“So, yes folks, we thaw our turkey in the pool,” he says in the video. “That’s how you do it when you live in Florida and tomorrow morning we’ll take that out.” Credit: Mark O’Donnell via Storyful
The company also forecast fourth-quarter sales to be flat or slightly higher than last year, and warned of pressure on margins from elevated shipping costs, including air freight, as retailers rush to move merchandise ahead of the holiday season. Online sales surged 61% in the third quarter as stuck-at-home customers shopped for comfortable joggers, yoga pants and tops from its Old Navy and Athleta brands, helping Gap report a surprise rise in comparable sales.
As luxury spending rebounds in China, consumers with money to burn have a new habit beyond fancy bags and watches: a taste for collector editions of fiery domestic liquor Moutai, not to drink but to hold onto as a rapidly appreciating investment. Amid China's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Moutai buyers like Beijing tech worker Yang Nan have seen re-sale prices for vintage and limited editions of the 'baijiu' spirit made by Kweichow Moutai rocket as demand booms. "I feel more people are getting into the market of Moutai collection and making it more difficult for people like me to afford it," Yang told Reuters.
Biden will be the first person to read the President's Daily Brief in months — a stark example of how Trump viewed his presidential duties.
The easing of coronavirus restrictions for Christmas leads the nation’s papers.
On Tuesday night, The Bachelorette delivered a genuine twist: The long-running, traditionally ultra-white ABC show got candid about race. During an alternately sweet and intense one-on-one date, Bachelorette Tayshia Adams and contestant Ivan Hall discussed police brutality, the white homogeneity of Orange County, and the Black Lives Matter protests that have emerged since the police killing of George Floyd. Given the show’s traditional devotion to staying as apolitical as possible, Tuesday’s raw conversation was a striking departure—and a welcome one at that.Ivan wrote and performed a charming serenade to win his alone time with Tayshia—bringing her onto the stage as a winning personal touch. Thanks to COVID, this season’s romantic outings are a bit limited—so the couple shared an intimate night in Tayshia’s suite, playing Floor is Lava and ordering a huge bowl of ice cream. (No, seriously. BIG!)> it's the truck-sized sundae for me theBachelorette pic.twitter.com/ZYzwNmPTSK> > — Laura Bradley (@lpbradley) November 25, 2020Honestly? I’d take this over a helicopter any day.But soon enough, things got serious: As the two discussed their families, Ivan mentioned his younger brother, who spent four years in prison after dealing with substance abuse. “My brother went through some really dark times in prison,” Ivan said. “I was the only person he would really open up to about the stuff that goes on behind there. It’s crazy stuff.”Why Dave Chappelle Is Begging His Fans to Boycott ‘Chappelle’s Show’George Floyd’s death, Ivan said, “really hit home for me. You can only imagine how much wilder it could be in prison, right? And my brother used to tell me stories of how these C.O.’s literally beat him up.”“I felt so bad,” Ivan continued, “because my first question was like, ‘Well, Gabe, what did you do?’ But it doesn’t matter. Like, no matter what George Floyd did either way, or what my brother did, these people have a job to do, and they need to do it right. They can’t just be hurting people for no reason, you know? So it made me check myself.”When Ivan asked Tayshia how the events of this year have affected her personally, she grew quiet and tearful. “I don’t know,” the Bachelorette said. “Just the way that the world is right now, it’s just a lot. And it’s just overwhelming, and sometimes I feel like it affects me more than—”“—you even know sometimes,” Ivan said, finishing her sentence.After some encouragement from her date, Tayshia was able to share a little more of what’s been on her mind—specifically her upbringing in Orange County, where she was “surrounded by a lot of people that don’t look like me.”“Being the only person that looks like me, I’m realizing that I’ve been trying so hard my whole life to blend in,” Tayshia said. “Because I knew I was different, you know?”Hearing people chanting “Black Lives Matter,” Tayshia said, has hit her harder than she’d initially expected or realized. “Those are people in my backyard that I’ve been trying to prove for so long that I’m the same as them,” she said. Ivan told her that during his college years, he’d grown used to being called the “N-word” randomly as he was walking next to his campus.“I never thought in my lifetime that so many people would come together for one common cause,” Tayshia said of Black Lives Matter. “It was so beautiful.”Adams, this season’s second star after Clare Crawley’s abrupt exit, is the Bachelor franchise’s second Black Bachelorette. Rachel Lindsay became the first in 2017—although it’s worth noting that the show’s attempts to address race were ham-fisted at best and exploitative at worst. Next year Matt James will become the franchise’s first Black Bachelor. Hopefully as the franchise grows more diverse, it will continue to make room for these important conversations. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.