Month: February 2020

Weinstein stir crazy at New York hospital days after sex crimes conviction, spokesman says

(Reuters) – Harvey Weinstein is sitting under guard in a cinderblock room at a New York City hospital days after his conviction for sexual assault and rape, and at times “can go stir crazy just staring at the emptiness,” according to a spokesman. FILE PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for another …

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NHS plans to deploy ‘Dad’s Army’ of retired doctors if Covid-19 spreads

Former health professionals could be brought out of retirement under emergency plans being considered by the government to combat the spread of coronavirus. News of the potential “Dad’s army” deployment comes as NHS bosses warn that the service will struggle if Covid-19 takes hold in Britain. Yesterday a further three people in England tested positive …

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Steven Spielberg’s daughter Mikaela arrested for domestic violence, fiance says ‘no one is hurt’

Steven Spielberg‘s daughter has been arrested for domestic violence, just one week after announcing her start in the adult entertainment industry, Fox News can confirm. 23-year-old Mikaela Spielberg was arrested early Saturday morning around 6:30 a.m. in Nashville, Tenn., her fiance Chuck Pankow confirmed to Fox News on Saturday. “It is true,” Pankow told Fox …

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Ifab agrees to trail concussion substitutions with Fifa set to implement at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

The International Football Association Board (Ifab) has agreed to introduce trials for concussion substitutes with Fifa set to implement them at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. At their annual general meeting in Belfast, the Ifab decided that more research is required before introducing concussion subs into the laws of the game but the trials could …

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Appeals court suspends own order that temporarily blocks Trump administration’s ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ policy

A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel voted unanimously Friday to suspend an order it issued earlier in the day to block a central pillar of the Trump administration’s policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts. The three-judge panel told the government to file written arguments …

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Kentucky woman reunited with son kidnapped by babysitter 55 years ago

An elderly Kentucky woman shed tears of joy after her son returned home 55 years after a babysitter ran off with him. The emotional reunion between Anna-Mary Barnett and Jerry Barnett took place Friday in Radcliff, Ky., WLKY-TV reported. “Oh my goodness, you talk about excited. Oh Lord!” she said, according to the station. POLICE SEARCHING …

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Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Toyota is pictured at Bangkok Auto Salon 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese automaker Toyota plans to build a new electric vehicle plant in the Chinese city of Tianjin with its local partner FAW Group, a document from the local authorities showed. …

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Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey’s removal: sources

(Reuters) – Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has amassed a stake in Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and is pushing for changes, including removal of the social media company’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Paul Singer, founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, speaks at WSJD Live …

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U.N. chief recommends ministers, diplomats skip meeting due to coronavirus risks: letter

FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a news conference after the Libya summit in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2020. Michael Kappeler/Pool via Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has recommended that ministers and diplomats skip a meeting in New York next month of the Commission on the Status of Women due …

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Over China, coronavirus coincides with plummet in nitrogen dioxide

The coronavirus is coinciding with “significant decreases” in nitrogen dioxide over China, according to NASA, as authorities there continue to place more people under quarantines and some businesses remain closed amid the outbreak. Pollution monitoring satellites operated by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) detected the decreases over a two-month span, according to a news release. …

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Elliott built a stake in Twitter, is pushing for changes: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Activist hedge fund Elliott Management, which often pushes technology companies to improve operations, has built a stake in Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and is pushing for changes, including removing the chief executive officer, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Paul Singer, founder and president of Elliott Management …

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On the trail: Biden aims for ‘significant’ South Carolina win, Trump urges supporters to intervene

SPARTANBURG/NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Presidential contender Joe Biden told South Carolina’s Democrats on Friday that they can take control of the White House if they pick “the right nominee” to face President Donald Trump. “If you send me out of here with a victory that’s significant then I think I’m going to be the …

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