Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that’s only where her boundary-breaking role begins. With the confluence of crises confronting Joe Biden's administration — and an evenly divided Senate in which she would deliver the tie-breaking vote — Harris is shaping up to be a central player in addressing everything from the coronavirus pandemic to
The Bay County Republican Party said it won't recognize President-elect Joe Biden as legitimate unless President Donald Trump concedes and acknowledges that the 2020 election was fair. The Florida Panhandle organization's executive committee voted last month, deciding that its officials should not cooperate with Biden's administration. The organization said in a statement that the future of the Republican Party lies in Florida and that it's members have an obligation to protect its conservative values, according
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is replacing the employee ID cards at its headquarters 'Am Campeon' with the world’s first solution that combines highly secured office building access with a flexible, contactless Mastercard payment function. For the integration of the payment functionality directly on the smart card, Infineon is cooperating with Mastercard, PayCenter GmbH and petaFuel GmbH. The Munich-based semiconductor manufacturer is responsible for managing and issuing the employee
The producer, who was a major influence on pop music in the 1960s, was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009. (Photo: Reuters / File Photo) Music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector died this past weekend aged 81. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Spector died of natural causes but medical examiners have yet to declare an official cause of death. The producer, who was a big influence on popular music in the 1960s, was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009. He was
Stolen cables are shown to the press after police arrested three men in Muang district of Ubon Ratchathani on Monday. (Photo by Nila Singkiree) UBON RATCHATHANI: Three men have been arrested for stealing cables and wires from various spots in the Nakhon Ubon Ratchathani Municipality and selling them to junk shops, Pol Col Thanapan Padungkan, commander of the Muang police station, said at a press conference on Monday. He said the first man in the gang, Thammasat Buachoom, 38, was arrested on the morning of Jan
LAOAG CITY—The Ilocos Norte provincial government on Monday (Jan. 18) stopped allowing home quarantine for returning residents, officials said. The move came after the Philippines’ first case of the more contagious UK coronavirus variant was detected by the Department of Health (DOH) in a returning Filipino last Jan. 13. In December 2020, the provincial government eased its COVID-19 protocol by allowing returning residents to go on 14-day mandatory quarantine at home instead of in isolation facilities of
A Hong Kong court sentenced Chan Cho-ho, a 25-year-old man, to four years in jail on Monday for participating in violent clashes in the city on August 31, 2019. Chan, who had dressed in black protective gear and joined in an unauthorized rally near Hong Kong's Causeway Bay on the night of August 31, 2019, had claimed that he was a voluntary paramedic and intended to provide first aid to the injured. But a judge dismissed his claim last month. Over 300 black-clad protesters participated in the unlawful August
The compact luxury SUV class has grown tremendously over the last few years. For 2021, Lexus earns praise for having the most reliable small luxury SUV, and Audi has made some impressive updates to its product lineup. Then there a few models that are mid-ranking. We’ve made a list of the small luxury SUVs that fall toward the middle of the pack by Consumer Reports standards. CR doesn’t officially recommend any of the models on this list. However, these SUVs still have a few things going for them. The 2021
The Democratic League, Left in Positive and Federalistes d’Esquerra have announced this Monday the filing of an appeal against the postponement of the electionss that were initially called for February 14 and that the Government has decided to delay until May 30. In a statement, the Lliga, an extra-parliamentary formation of moderate Catalanism led by Astrid Barrio, explained that its executive committee decided last Saturday to appeal the electoral postponement decree approved on Friday, which nullifies the
As Farmers' Protests Intensifies, NIA Sends Notices To Those Supporting Agitation Citing 'Rebellion Against Govt'
Farmers’ leader Baldev Singh Sirsa, Punjabi actor and activist Deep Sindhu, a Punjab-based television journalist Jasbir Singh, and activist Gurpreet Singh, popularly known as Mintu Malwa are among those who received the notices. India | 18 Jan 2021 9:47 AM GMT Writer : Navya Singh | Editor : Shweta Kothari | Creatives : Rajath Image Credit: The Indian Express As the farmers' protest continues to intensify across the country, several people involved in the agitation have been slapped with notices from the National
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Along with the riots at the U.S. Capitol came startling images of racism and anti-Semitism. At the end of 2020, WAVY.com caught up with the President and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC). Jonathan Zur says he believes there’s a real opportunity now for all of us to push forward in the right direction. He says there was a time more than 10 years ago when he heard people saying we were something called post-racial, but now he hears many saying they had
State of Alaska Department of Revenue lessened its holdings in Range Resources Co. (NYSE:RRC) by 16.7% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 199,528 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 40,048 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue owned about 0.08% of Range Resources worth $1,336,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other large investors have also modified
Datatec (OTCMKTS:DTTLY) and Persimmon (OTCMKTS:PSMMY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation. Profitability This table compares Datatec and Persimmon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets. Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Datatec N/A N/A N/A Persimmon N/A N/A N/A Analyst Ratings
State of Alaska Department of Revenue decreased its holdings in shares of Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:IRT) by 12.9% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 100,624 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 14,941 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Independence Realty Trust were worth $1,350,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of IRT. Nachman
Mrunal Thakur | ( Source: Instagram | @mrunalofficial2016 ) One of the films that have been in the works since the coronavirus lockdown started was Ayushmann Khurrana‘s Doctor G. The quirky social drama which is around the subjects of menstruation and sanitation was initially titled Stree Rog Vibhaag. Earlier, there were rumours doing rounds that Alaya F will be doing the film and then, it was revealed that Mrunal Thakur will be seen alongside Ayushmann. However, now according to a report by Bollywood Hungama,
Photo: Depositphotos.com Talks between the Dutch and French governments on a new capital injection for airline Air France-KLM are proceeding slowly, the Financieele Dagblad said on Monday, quoting sources close to the negotiations. Two deadlines have already been missed and insiders say that the airline is not counting on there being a deal at the presentation of its annual results on February 18. KLM has already had a €3.4bn package from the Dutch state, while Air France has had €7bn from the French government.
The dollar continues to pick up from where it left off last week European indices are keeping slightly lower but more tepid in general while S&P 500 futures are seen down 0.2%. That points to a more subdued risk mood but nothing too defensive on the session so far. However, the dollar continues to go from strength to strength as it keeps a modest advance against the major currencies bloc so far - likewise is the yen. Commodity currencies are leading the decline today, with AUD/USD nearing a two-week low in
A decision on which groups will be prioritised in the second phase of the rollout is expected by mid-February. Image: Teachers could be among those prioritised for jabs next The vaccines minister has said he is hoping to target key workers such as police officers, shop workers and teachers in the next phase of the vaccine rollout. Officials have so far been prioritising the over-80s, NHS staff, and care home residents and staff as they are classed as the most vulnerable. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told
Lewis Hamilton's future with Mercedes is uncertain with the Brit still yet to sign a contract extension with the F1 team. Lewis Hamilton knows his marketing appeal is something Mercedes can’t afford to lose, according to reports. The Brit cruised his way to a seventh F1 Drivers’ Championship in 2020 but, despite his fine exploits on the track, he’s yet to sign a new contract. The Brit equalled Michael Schumacher last year but could now take a sabbatical given the new Formula One season is creeping closer.
Formula One F1 - Sakhir Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - Williams' Jack Aitken in action during practice Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace Frank Williams and Patrick Head founded Williams Racing in 1977 as a constructor. The team has since won nine constructors’ championship. However, the financial difficulties of the team in recent years have dropped the team to the bottom of the table. Sir Frank Williams and his daughter Claire Williams have always wanted to keep the team within
Aston Villa fans may be interested in Kicker’s latest report concerning Milot Rashica, with the German outlet claiming that the 24-year-old could be on the move in the next few days. Rashica is a player Villa have been linked with for some time. According to the Express and Star, the Villans held talks over a possible £18 million move in September. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) Of course, no deal would take place. But Deich Stube reported in late November that Dean Smith’s men