Pandemic sees Young Scientist exhibition go online

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition has moved online for the first time in its 57-year history due to the pandemic. More than 1,000 students will showcase their projects in a virtual exhibition over the next three days. Students representing 200 schools across the island of Ireland will present projects on topics from the … Read more

FBI resists labelling Nashville explosion a terrorist act more than a week later – National

The FBI investigation into whether the Nashville bombing was a terrorist act has sparked criticism about a possible racial double standard and drawn questions from downtown business owners whose insurance coverage could be affected by the bureau’s assessment. More than a week after an explosion that struck at the heart of a major American city, … Read more

Cabinet meet to discuss additional Covid restrictions

Cabinet will meet today to consider a range of new Covid-19 restrictions to curb the pandemic. A sub-committee which met yesterday put forward a number of new proposals, including closing schools, construction sites and creches. A new requirement for travellers arriving in the country to produce a ‘not detected’ PCR test is also to be … Read more

Rio Ferdinand names his dream Man Utd attack but includes a transfer twist

Rio Ferdinand has outlined what he believes would be Manchester United’s best front six – with the addition of one player. United host neighbours Manchester City in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final having surged up to second in the Premier League following four wins in their last five games. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has used various different … Read more

Man Utd transfer round-up: Bayern Munich star Coman opens up on Red Devils links

Things are looking good for Manchester United following Liverpool’s latest slip-up in a 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Monday night. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side know a win over Burnley next week would move them above of their bitter rivals at the top of the table ahead of their crunch clash on January 17. And while … Read more

Prince Harry snub: Royal expert suggests Duke should have ‘clapped for NHS’ like William | Royal | News

Hugo Vickers, royal biographer, discussed Harry’s step down from Royal Family duties being a “pointless exercise in self-exile” when he recalled the NHS tributes during the first lockdown. Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge both took part in the national clap for frontline workers. Mr Vickers said Harry’s step down from royal duties … Read more

“False promises”: S’pore netizens slam govt for going back on assurance that TraceTogether to be used only for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Government’s decision to allow police to obtain data from its COVID-19 contact tracing system TraceTogether for criminal investigations has sparked an uproar among netizens, with many saying that people were given “false promises” from the beginning. This came after Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan revealed in Parliament on Monday (4 January) … Read more

Hear Rev. Raphael Warnock’s message on night of Georgia Senate runoff election

Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) gives remarks on the night of the Georgia Senate runoff election where he is running against incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R). Warnock’s speech projected confidence in his would-be election victory, though CNN has not yet called his Senate race. Source: CNN Source link

A ‘human disaster’ is unfolding in Los Angeles as the US breaks a new record for coronavirus deaths

Los Angeles health officials have told first responders to stop bringing adult patients who cannot be resuscitated to hospitals, citing a shortage of beds and staff as the latest COVID-19 surge threatened to overwhelm healthcare systems in America’s second-largest city. The order, issued late on Monday and effective immediately, marked an escalation of measures being … Read more

Vote counting underway for 2 Georgia runoffs that will determine US Senate control

Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, rallied supporters in a speech early Wednesday morning after he took the lead against Loeffler. CNN has yet to project a result in either race. “I promise you this tonight,” said Warnock. “I am going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia.” The … Read more

For first time, oil giant Exxon reveals full scope of emissions | Climate News

Exxon’s emissions from petroleum-product sales in 2019 were about the same as those for all of Canada, its data show. Exxon Mobil Corp. disclosed emissions data on customers’ use of its fuels and other products for the first time after coming under pressure from investors. The oil giant’s so-called Scope 3 emissions from petroleum-product sales … Read more

COVID-19: 2 Lethbridge businesses state intent to reopen on social media despite public health order

A pair of Lethbridge businesses have announced their intent to reopen on social media, despite public health restrictions remaining in place across Alberta. The restrictions are aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, which health experts say has put incredible strain on the province’s health-care system. The current restrictions are in place until … Read more

Live Updates: Pence has ‘power’ to block certification, Trump says

President Trump on Tuesday said he and Vice President Mike Pence are “in total agreement” that the vice president “has the power to act” and block the certification of the 2020 presidential election results on Wednesday.   The president’s comments came after The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Pence, during a conversation with Trump, told him that … Read more

Deutschland sucht den Superstar: Bei der Pilzerkrankung hat die Jury genug

„Die Lage ist am Brennen!“, findet Andreea mit Doppel-e. Die 19-jährige Leverkusenerin braucht zwei Stunden zum Schminken, hat irre lange falsche Wimpern und trägt einen viel zu kurzen Tiger-Mini. „Und du kannst überhaupt nicht singen – 0,00000!“, freut sich DSDS-Jury-Chef Dieter Bohlen. Andreea erzählt, dass ihr kürzlich der Job gekündigt wurde, weil sie „keinen Bock … Read more

Former Newcastle Jets boss bracing himself for supporter backlash

Carl Robinson returns to Newcastle on Friday night. Picture: Mark Evans/Getty Images The frosty reception that awaits Carl Robinson on his return to Newcastle is part of a “good story” the Western Sydney Wanderers coach hopes plays out its final chapter on Friday night. Robinson’s off-season defection from the Jets to the Wanderers, which was … Read more

More than a week later, FBI avoids terror label for bombing

The FBI’s investigation into whether the Nashville bombing was a terrorist act has sparked criticism about a possible racial double standard By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press January 6, 2021, 5:58 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The FBI investigation into whether the Nashville … Read more

First ever virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition kicks off today

OVER 1,000 STUDENTS from across the island of Ireland will take part in the first ever virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition as it launches this morning.  This year marks the 57th exhibition and the first ever to take place online.  The exhibition will bring together some of the country’s brightest young STEM minds … Read more

Trump signs order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps | E-Commerce News

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay, the White House said, escalating tensions with Beijing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office this month. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities are planning to force Ant Group to share troves of consumer-credit data, a further push to … Read more

6am Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ozil MLS ‘advanced talks’, Lacazette contract, Eriksen race, Willock

MORNING, ARSENAL FANS THE futures of Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Dani Ceballos are under an intense spotlight at the Emirates. Norwich’s Arsenal target Emiliano Buendia admits “returning to the Premier League in the short term is a dream.” But the next few weeks could also see outcast Ozil finally depart – as the ex-Germany … Read more

Congress set to confirm Biden’s electoral win over Trump

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden. The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything but, a political confrontation unseen since the aftermath of the Civil War as … Read more

US Beats Canada 2-0 to Win World Junior Hockey Championship | Sports News

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Spencer Knight made 34 saves, Trevor Zegras had a goal and an assist, and the United States topped Canada 2-0 on Tuesday night to win the world junior hockey championship. The Canadians were undefeated at the 2021 tournament and aiming to repeat as gold-medal winners, but had to settle for silver … Read more

Donald Trump should not be prosecuted after leaving office

Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesDonald Trump should not be prosecuted once he leaves the White House no matter how much evidence has been amassed against him, the former FBI director James Comey writes in a new book. Related: Trump call to Georgia secretary of state electrifies voters in Senate runoffs The next US attorney general, under … Read more

Raphael Warnock claims victory in Georgia Senate race: ‘Tonight we proved anything is possible

Democrat Rafael Warnock has claimed a historic victory in his Georgia senate race, saying he and his supporters have proved “anything is possible”. Speaking in the early hours of Wednesday morning as polls showed him less than half a percentage point of Republican Kelly Loeffler, Mr Warnock did not use the word victory. However, as … Read more

Dr Dre speaks out from hospital bed after emergency treatment for brain aneurysm

Dr Dre has spoken from his hospital bed after being treated at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm on Monday. TMZ reported that the 55-year-old music mogul was rushed to hospital by ambulance and was taken direct to intensive care, where he is being treated. Dre has now addressed … Read more

Coronavirus latest news: Policing to be ramped up during new lockdown

South Korea rolled out mass testing for 52 prisons in the country after a massive prison outbreak and may extend flight suspensions from Britain in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus cases, the health minister said on Wednesday. Over half of the total 2,292 inmates and personnel in a prison in southeastern Seoul … Read more

Critical Georgia runoff elections on a knife-edge as final votes are counted

Democrats are within reach of controlling the US Senate, with knife-edge results in two crucial Georgia votes. According to The Associated Press, Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock is leading 50.4-49.6 with 97 per cent of the votes counted in his race against Republican Kelly Loeffler. In the other Senate run-off contest, Republican candidate David Perdue and … Read more

More COVID cases found in western Sydney

Coronavirus has continued to spread in Sydney’s west as news of possible transmission at the MCG sharpened anxieties over Sydney’s cricket Test this week. The state recorded four new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, including an 18-year-old man who whose positive result had previously been reported by authorities. … Read more

Edmonton Grade 6 class gets virtual visit from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – Edmonton

For 11-year-old Zoe Cogger, it was nerve-racking when she found out she would be telling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau her experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I was getting less and less nervous and anxious, but then when he joined the (video conference call)… a lot of anxiety came back,” she said. The Grade 6 student … Read more

Pregnant Candace Owens posts video of her making sandwich for husband ‘like a woman should’

CONSERVATIVE commentator Candace Owens has one message to women: make your husband a sandwich “like a woman should.” The pregnant Owens said the remarks in an Instagram story post on Tuesday night while making a sandwich in the kitchen. 4 Candace Owens posted herself making a sandwich for her husband on InstagramCredit: Instagram4 She captioned … Read more

China denies entry to team of WHO experts due to investigate the origins of Covid-19 

China has denied entry to a team of World Health Organisation (WHO) experts who were due to arrive in the country to investigate the origins of the coronavirus.   The news comes amid growing suspicions of a cover-up in the country where Covid-19 is believed to have originated at the end of 2019, although its origins remain … Read more