Month: November 2020

Lindsey Graham projected to win South Carolina Senate race

first_img– Advertisement – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. is projected to win his bid for reelection, according to NBC News. He was taking on Jaime Harrison in a brutal fight for South Carolina’s Senate seat. Harrison seemingly came out of nowhere to take on the longtime South Carolina incumbent. He ran a campaign that focused, in part, on Graham’s allegiance to President Donald Trump.Harrison became one of the most successful Senate candidates in the fundraising game. He raised $57 million in the third quarter, outpacing Graham.- Advertisement – For Democrats, Graham’s victory could be a blow to having a chance at becoming the majority in the U.S. Senate.The Cook Political Report marked the race as a toss-up. NBC News projected earlier on Tuesday that John Hickenlooper defeated Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. Democrats can still pickup victories in Senate races in Maine, Montana, Iowa, Arizona or North Carolina. Those were labeled either as toss-up or “lean Democrat” going into Election Day. This is developing news. Check back for updates. Those fundraising victories led to an outpouring of outside money into the race, including millions spent by a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Many polls showed the race tied or close right up until Election Day.Graham had never faced an opponent who raised as much money as Harrison.The South Carolina lawmaker ran on a platform that included claims that Harrison, who is also a leader within the Democratic National Committee, has ties to the more progressive side of the party.- Advertisement –center_img Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during GetItDone bus tour campaign rally at Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken, S.C., on Sunday, November 1, 2020.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images – Advertisement –last_img read more

State calls are slow to come, but here’s what we know about what states Biden and Trump have won

first_img(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 22, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump (R) and Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020. (Photos by JIM BOURG / AFP) (Photo by JIM BOURG/AFP via Getty Images) The Associated Press and news networks are being justifiably cautious in projecting state-by-state winners in the presidential race, but here’s what we know so far, based on the AP.Donald Trump has won Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming.- Advertisement – Joe Biden has won Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.That gives Biden 131 electoral votes and Trump 108 to this point.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Kristallnacht anniversary: ‘We were frightened for our lives’

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – A Jewish witness to the violent attacks carried out during Kristallnacht is sharing his experiences to help educate future generations.On 9 November 1938 more than 1,000 synagogues were attacked in Germany and Austria. It was the outbreak of mass violence against Jews which was to end in their mass murder. It became known as Kristallnacht – ‘The night of broken glass’.- Advertisement –center_img To mark its anniversary, 96-year-old Jakob Sanger is working with Jroots, a charity that specialises in Holocaust education using accounts of survivors.last_img read more

Merokeety ‘Must-Have’ Waffle Knit Top Has Amazon Shoppers in Love

first_imgUs Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Waffle knits typically take on the form of henley tops or other basic tees, and we’re always in the market to expand our collections. This type of material is seriously lightweight, comfortable and it moves with you — which is precisely why it’s one of our favorites.- Advertisement – But as waffle knit tops tend to be relatively traditional, we don’t see much variety in terms of design. That’s why we were immediately drawn to this waffle knit top from MEROKEETY! Shoppers are calling it a “must-have” piece for the fall, and we can tell you exactly why.MEROKEETY Women's Long Balloon Sleeve Waffle Knit TopMEROKEETY Women’s Long Balloon Sleeve Waffle Knit Top (Red) AmazonSee it!Get the MEROKEETY Women’s Long Balloon Sleeve Waffle Knit Top for prices starting at $20, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 9, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – Let’s discuss what you first notice about this top — the stunning sleeves! They’re billowy and have a lantern silhouette with cuffing at the wrists. They are also designed in a drop-shoulder style, allowing the rest of the top to be equally relaxed and have an airy quality. We can’t imagine a top that’s more appropriate for a casual day than this one!This is a top that’s intended to fit loosely. Some shoppers even say that if you’re in-between sizes or want to go for a fabulous flowy look, ordering up is the right way to go.MEROKEETY Women's Long Balloon Sleeve Waffle Knit TopMEROKEETY Women’s Long Balloon Sleeve Waffle Knit Top (Olive) AmazonSee it!- Advertisement –last_img read more

Chrishell Stause Says Her Dating Deal Breaker Involves Cheating

first_img“I don’t know what the future holds, I’m open to whatever happens,” Stause, 39, said on the Friday, November 6, episode of the “Off the Vine” podcast, teasing the possibility of her finding love on the dating show some day.The Selling Sunset star isn’t joining Bachelor Nation just yet, but she knows exactly what type of man she wouldn’t want to compete for her heart.Broadimage/ShutterstockChrishell Stause Broadimage/Shutterstock“If I found out they were a cheater in some way, like, they had a girlfriend or that whole thing [that would be a deal breaker],” she said. “We see that every season. We find out there’s some girl at home who thought he loved her, you’re out of here. I don’t need to talk about it, we don’t need to have a conversation.”- Advertisement – Ready for romance? Chrishell Stause revealed the one thing she can’t forgive when it comes to a relationship.The former Dancing With the Stars contestant, who was eliminated with partner Gleb Savchenko on the November 2, episode, opened up to fellow dancer Kaitlyn Bristowe about her fictional Bachelorette season, after ABC exec Robert Mills revealed last month that she was almost cast as the leading lady 10 years ago.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Days of Our Lives alum, who split from husband Justin Hartley in November 2019, also shared that Mike Johnson is her type, noting she wanted him to be the Bachelor “so bad” when he didn’t win Hannah Brown’s season.“He was in talks, like, we thought he was gonna be the Bachelor. There were all these Gifs of him smiling. Oh, and instead we got pilot Pete,” she recalled, referring to Peter Weber.The former soap star added: “Of all the seasons — of all the times — I feel like there’s just a genuine thing about him that I just really took to. I think he’s great. There’s something about the way he comes across so genuine that’s so sexy.”- Advertisement – Bachelorette or not, Stause is ready to get back out into the dating scene now that she’s done with DWTS.“At the end of the day, I’m looking forward to getting out and mingling a little bit,” she said. “I’ve been so busy dancing, I wanna go on a date! I’m like ‘Woah, what’s that feel like?’”Bristowe, for her part, is rooting for Stause to be the next Bachelorette.“I would be so happy if you were the Bachelorette, oh my gosh I would poop my pants,” the Canada native said. “That would be the most incredible choice they’ve ever made. I just think you would be strong enough to handle production and that kind of thing. I think you’d be so great on TV.”The season 11 Bachelorette, 35, added: “You’d bring the emotion, you’d bring comfort to the guys. I know you think you’re awkward, but I think you’re just really uniquely quirky.”Last month, Stause exclusively told Us Weekly that hockey players have been sliding into her DMs amid her divorce from the This Is Us star, 43.“Yes, they have,” she told Us. “But to be honest with you, I’m so busy with the show so you know, I am actually like super looking forward to that as soon as this journey’s over. I hope it’s not over soon, but conversations have been started that I’m looking forward to seeing where that goes after this is all over.”The Kentucky native and Hartley broke up in November 2019 after two years of marriage. Us broke the news in May that the Illinois native moved on with his former Young and the Restless costar Sofia Pernas.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestantslast_img read more

Asus ZenBook 14 and 3 New VivoBook Ultra Models Launched in India With 11th Gen Intel Core Processors

first_imgasus vivo book ultra 14 Asus VivoBook Ultra 14Asus VivoBook Ultra 14 features a 14-inch full-HD LED backlit displayThe Asus VivoBook Ultra 14 features a 14-inch full-HD LED backlit display whereas the Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 has a slightly larger 15.6-inch full-HD LED backlit display. There is an HD camera onboard the two laptops, and connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5. The laptops have a 42 WH Li-Ion battery (3-cells) that claims to offer all-day battery life. Asus VivoBook Ultra 14 weighs about 1.4 kgs, whereas the Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 weighs about 1.7 kgs.Asus VivoBook Ultra K15 price in India, specifications- Advertisement – – Advertisement – There is a 67Wh lithium-polymer battery inside the Asus ZenBook 14 that claims to offer up to 21 hours of battery life. Furthermore, it is said to come with fast charging support and is touted to have the capacity to restore up to 60 percent of the battery in just 49 minutes. Ports on board include two Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, one standard HDMI 2.0a, and one microSD Reader. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5. There is an HD infrared web camera on board with support for Windows Hello. The dimensions of the Asus ZenBook 14 are 319x208x13.9mm. it’s also lightweight at 1.13kg. The laptop is made out of diamond-cut aluminum alloy and has an ErgoLift hinge that automatically raises the laptop slightly when opened, bringing the keyboard to an optimum typing angle.Asus VivoBook Ultra 14 (X413), Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 (X513) price in India, specificationsThe Asus VivoBook Ultra 14 (X413) is priced in India at Rs. 59,990 and is available exclusively on Flipkart. The Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 (X513) is priced in India at Rs. 43,990 and is available on Asus exclusive stores, offline stores, Amazon, Reliance Digital, Croma, and Vijay Sales. Both the laptops come in Bespoke Black, Dreamy White, and Cobalt Blue colour options.Coming to specifications, the Asus VivoBook Ultra 14 and Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 run on Windows 10 Home. The graphic options include Intel Iris X graphics and Nvidia MX330. There’s up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM and internal storage is listed to be up to 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe x2 SSD and up to 1TB SATA HDD. The laptops are powered by up to Intel Core i7-1165G7 processors. The new laptops also feature HDMI 1.4, two USB 2.0 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type- A, and a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C ports. There is also microSD card support on both the new Asus Vivobook devices.- Advertisement – The Asus VivoBook Ultra K15 is the cheapest of the lot and is priced in India at Rs. 42,990. It is available via Asus exclusive stores, offline partners, Reliance Digital, Croma, and Vijay sales. It is up for grabs in Hearty Gold, Transparent Silver, and Indie Black (metal lid) colour options.asus vivobook ultra k15 Asus VivoBook Ultra K15Asus VivoBook Ultra K15 is the cheapest of the lotAs for specifications, the Asus VivoBook Ultra K15 runs on Windows 10 Home and features a 15.6-inch full-HD LED backlit display. It is powered by up to Intel Core i7-1165G7 processors paired with Intel Iris X or Nvidia MX330 graphics. The laptop packs up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 512GB of NVMe PCIe x2 SSD, and up to 1TB of SATA HDD. There is an HD web camera on board, and connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5, and HDMI 1.4, two USB 2.0 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type- A, and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C ports.The Asus VivoBook Ultra K15 has a 42WH Li-Ion battery (3-cells), which claims to offer all-day battery life. The laptop weighs about 1.7 kg.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Asus has refreshed its VivoBook and ZenBook laptop range with 11th gen Intel Core processors. The range includes the VivoBook Ultra 14, VivoBook Ultra 15, VivoBook Ultra K15, and the Asus ZenBook 14. The ZenBook 14 is the most expensive of the lot and is constructed out of diamond-cut aluminum alloy. It has an ErgoLift hinge that raises the laptop slightly higher when opened, which brings the keyboard to an optimum typing angle. The ZenBook 14 laptop claims to offer an all-day battery life of up to 21 hours.Asus ZenBook 14 (UX425) price in India, specificationsThe new Asus ZenBook 14 is priced in India at Rs. 82,990 and is available via Asus exclusive stores, offline partners, Flipkart, Amazon, Reliance Digital, Croma, and Vijay Sales. It comes in a single pine grey colour option. The laptop features a 14-inch full-HD+ LED back-lit display with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. It comes with Windows 10 Home and is powered by Intel Core 11th Gen Core i5-1135G7 or Intel Core i7-1165G7 processors. The laptop also packs the Intel Iris X graphics with up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM. Internal storage is listed to be up to 512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe SSD.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Niche data center real estate market boomed during pandemic and could keep growing after

first_imgInside a data center.Xinhua | Jin Liangkuai | Getty Images – Advertisement – “If there’s one real estate sector that is immune from the Covid headwinds its tech real estate,” Hoya Capital Real Estate’s founder and president Alex Pettee told CNBC. (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.)The technology giants that run consumers’ world — Apple, Facebook, Google — make texting, swiping, posting and snapping easy, typically with a single tap. But behind the effortless façade of social media and the internet is a niche part of the real estate sector: data centers. The physical buildings that hold and store internet data have grown in necessity alongside the rise of technology and software giants. And like their so-called FAANG clients, the group has seen an acceleration during the coronavirus pandemic.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgLiverpool forward Mohamed Salah scores a penalty during a 1-1 draw with Manchester CityMohamed Salah scored a penalty in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City last time outLiverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.The Egyptian Football Federation said on Friday that Salah, 28, returned a positive test but is not displaying any symptoms.- Advertisement – The Reds host Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday, 22 November, followed by a Champions League tie against Atalanta at Anfield on Wednesday, 25 November.Salah has started all eight of Liverpool’s Premier League games this season, scoring eight goals. They added that the other members of the team had tested negative.Egypt host Togo in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on Saturday, followed by the reverse fixture in Togo on Tuesday.Salah will now self-isolate and could miss Liverpool’s next two matches.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

HHS awards 3 contracts for more H5N1 vaccine

first_imgNov 20, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US government today announced the awarding of three contacts to buy enough additional H5N1 avian influenza vaccine to immunize almost 2.7 million people, at a cost of $199.45 million.The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the contracts are for a total of 5.3 million 90-microgram (mcg) doses of vaccine. The awards include $117.9 million to Sanofi Pasteur for 3.7 million doses, $40.95 million to Novartis for 800,000 doses, and $40.6 million to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for 800,000 doses.HHS said last week that the existing national stockpile of pre-pandemic vaccine is enough to vaccinate about 3 million people with two 90-mcg doses each. The stockpile contains 7.3 million doses, but about 1.4 million doses have begun to lose potency, leaving 5.9 million doses of full-strength vaccine.”These newest vaccine purchases supplement the existing stockpile of 5.9 million doses of H5N1 vaccine and build on the department’s plans to buy enough vaccine for 20 million people,” HHS said in a news release.Sanofi Pasteur said its new contract is for a vaccine based on a clade 2 (subgroup 2) H5N1 virus. The existing stockpile is based on clade 1 viruses, which circulated and caused human cases in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia in 2004 and 2005. Clade 2 viruses circulated in birds in China and Indonesia in 2003-04 and spread to the Middle East, Europe, and Africa in 2005 and 2006.In a pandemic planning update last week, HHS noted its intention to begin stockpiling vaccine based on clade 2 viruses, out of concern that a vaccine based on one clade won’t work well against a pandemic strain stemming from a different clade.Today’s announcement comes less than 3 weeks after experts assembled by the World Health Organization cautioned governments against rushing to stockpile pre-pandemic flu vaccines, saying too many scientific uncertainties remain. They said vaccines that work against one clade may not work against others and that the level of measured immune response representing adequate protection is unknown.Although today’s HHS announcement spoke of 5.3 million doses of vaccine, some statements from the vaccine manufacturers seemed to imply that the actual number of doses and the amount of antigen per dose are not yet certain.Sanofi Pasteur, which has a vaccine plant in Swiftwater, Pa., said its new contract is worth “up to $117.9 million,” the final amount depending on the number of doses that can be made from the bulk vaccine. “The bulk concentrate is being produced now,” the company said. “Potency testing will be conducted over the next few months to determine the concentration of the bulk material.”Sanofi previously won a $13 million contract in September 2004 to make 2 million doses of H5N1 vaccine. In September 2005 the company won what was then listed as a $100 million contract to make more of the vaccine. Today’s company statement said that contract is worth $150 million.Novartis will make the H5N1 vaccine at its plant in Liverpool, England, in 2007 after production of next year’s seasonal flu vaccine is finished, the company said in a statement.”The US government will determine the dosage and formulation of the final product, including potentially adding an adjuvant such as MF59, at a later date,” the statement said.Earlier this year Novartis acquired Chiron Corp., which had won a $62.5 million H5N1 vaccine contract award from HHS in October 2005.A GSK statement said the company would make bulk H5N1 antigen at its “recently acquired production facilities in North America.” A Canadian Press report today quoted a company official as saying the vaccine would be made at a plant in Ste-Foy, Quebec.Under the contract, GSK said, HHS may require that the vaccine include an adjuvant, which could reduce the amount of antigen needed per dose. The company said in July that preliminary results of a clinical trial of an H5N1 vaccine with a novel adjuvant looked promising.See also:Nov 20 HHS news release read more

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