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    Expectations for the evacuation of citizens in Afghanistan remain in suspense. Although it is not yet known when the process of evicting Americans and Afghan allies from the territory will culminate, Joe biden wait before August 31 It may be the ideal date, although there is a possibility that it will be extended. During a press conference held this Sunday, the president reported that they have evacuated 11,000 people from the Islamic country this weekend, to complete a total of 30,000 retired citizens of the country. “There are discussions about the extension; our hope is that we don’t have to “. Regarding the security guarantees in the process of escape from Afghanistan, Biden pointed out that the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai airport was expanded to guarantee security, after the episodes of chaos in the vicinity of the place that had left people dead. “There is no way to evacuate all these people without pain. Many things can go wrong “said Biden, without ruling out the possibility that a terrorist attack could occur in the vicinity of the airfield...
    (CNN)The American Civil Liberties Union says plans to roll out a standardized vaccine passport must account for social inequalities and privacy rights. Anything short is a "nonstarter."President Joe Biden's administration is working to establish a set of standards for people to prove they've been vaccinated against Covid-19, an administration official said last Sunday.The official said the White House is working with government agencies, tech companies and non-profit organizations to plan and coordinate the effort, which is likely weeks away from being finalized.Still, ACLU senior policy analyst Jay Stanley warns "there's a lot that can go wrong.""Any proposal for vaccine credentials must be primarily paper-based, decentralized, and protect privacy," he said in an article published on the organization's website Wednesday.Read MorePassports should be paper-basedSeveral organizations and tech companies have already started developing smartphone apps and other digital systems to store and verify vaccination information.The idea is to make it quick and easy for individuals wishing to board flights or attend events to verify their vaccination status.Vaccine passport apps could help us return to normal.But Stanley said any system that is exclusively...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Restaurants in all of New York state outside of New York City will be allowed to fill three-fourths of their seats starting March 19 as the state gradually loosens coronavirus restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The move to 75% capacity, up from the current 50%, will take place on the same day that neighboring Connecticut goes to 100% capacity for restaurants, Cuomo said in a conference call with reporters. “Remember, you have a lot of staff at restaurants, there are a lot of jobs, there are a lot of suppliers, so we’ll go to 75%,” Cuomo said. “We also think that 75% is what the consumer is ready for.” The governor did not indicate that the current 35% limit for restaurants in New York City would rise. The plan to increase restaurant capacity outside of the city will be canceled if coronavirus numbers start to go up again, Cuomo said. He said 59 people died statewide of COVID-19 on Saturday, the lowest one-day death toll since Dec. 6. Cuomo spoke as the leaders of the...
    Some Connecticut restaurants and businesses will be permitted to open up to additional customers and patrons as the state continues its recovery from the latest surge of COVID-19.  Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Thursday, March 4 that in the coming weeks, the state will be easing certain restrictions, particularly those relating to capacity levels and travel restrictions. Lamont noted that while some restrictions are being eased, all of the protocols that relate to face coverings, social distancing, and cleaning measures are being maintained. Beginning on Friday, March 19, capacity limits will be eliminated for: Restaurants (eight-person table capacity and 11 p.m. required closing time for dining rooms continues); Retail; Libraries; Personal services; Indoor recreation (excludes theaters, which will continue to have a 50 percent capacity); Gyms and fitness centers;
Museums, aquariums, and zoos; Offices; Houses of worship. On March 19, social gatherings at a private residence will be capped at 25 people indoors and 100 outdoors, and at commercial venues, the occupancy will be increased to 100 indoors and 200 outdoors. Lamont also said that all sports will...
    Parler CEO John Matze said Monday that he is getting death threats and “can’t go home tonight” after his his social media company was removed from the Google Play Store, Apple’s App Store and removed from Amazon’s web hosting services. “I’ve  seen a lot of people say this is scary, but I’ve also seen a lot of people who are participating in the five minutes of hate and kind of egging it on and cheering,” Matze told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “It is disgusting. People threatening my life. I can’t go home tonight. So this is really a lot, you know. This is not just, you know, our civil liberties. They can shut down a … half a billion dollar company … overnight.” (RELATED: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Ripped For Tweet That Seemed To Mock Parler’s Deplatforming) Parler was a powerful alternative to Twitter even before its popularity spiked after President Trump had his Twitter account pulled and the social media giant began a huge purge of other conservative accounts. Both Apple and Google then banished the Parler app from...
    Tafon Nchukwi says he answered critics and doubters at UFC Vegas 17 It was a successful UFC debut for Tafon Nchukwi, as he bested Jamie Pickett in a battle of 2020 Dana White’s Contender Series (DWCS) contract winners as part of the preliminary card for UFC Vegas 17. Nchukwi only had four pro fights heading into this bout, but he was able to overwhelm his more-experienced foe with his striking, barely letting up, if at all, over the 15 minutes. Smoother weight cut led to successful UFC Vegas 17 outing for Tafon NchukwiIt was the first time that Nchukwi, a knockout artist, had gone past the second round. In fact, it was surprising to most how Pickett was able to survive and go the distance. But Nchukwi gives credit to Pickett and his chin, and he adds that being forced to go a full three rounds was beneficial, showing that he has the gas tank to do so. “I answered a lot of questions for a lot of people,” Nchukwi said in his backstage post-fight interview. “I mean, I definitely...
    President Donald Trump brushed off criticism that the White House is holding large holiday receptions at a time medical experts are warning against such gatherings because of the COVID pandemic. He argued he's seen guests wear face masks so that makes the parties okay.  'They are Christmas parties. We reduced the number and I see a lot of people wearing masks. That's a good thing,' the president said Tuesday. The White House has scheduled more than 20 holiday events this month, which range from tours of the holiday decor to cocktail receptions to Thursday's black-tie Congressional ball.  And photos posted to social media show a large number of attendees - including President Trump's children - are not wearing face masks as they celebrate the first family's last Christmas in the White House.  Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, both of whom have tested positive for COVID in the past, were at a recent White House reception not wearing face masks, photos and videos posted on social media show. Tiffany Trump and her boyfriend Michael Boulos were also there. In...
    Undefeated featherweight UFC fighter Bryce Mitchell used his post-match interview in Las Vegas on Saturday to slam Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson over the state’s mask mandate, telling him to “go to California” where “the government’s all up in people’s business.” Mitchell improved his record to 14-0 (5-0 in UFC fights) after a victory over Andre Fili (21-8) at UFC Fight Night but it was his post-match interview that caught the attention of the media. DANA WHITE SAYS ANDERSON SILVA FOUGHT HIS LAST UFC EVENT “This is the only time that I have a platform to say something and I’ve had something on my mind,” he began telling reporters. “It’s affected me and a lot of people that I love and I’m going to take a lot of criticism for saying what I’m about to say but I’m going to say it anyways because I feel it needs to be said.” “I was driving by an elementary school the other day and I seen all these kids outside. They’re trying to play on the playground. They’re trying to run around. They’re trying...
    Ina Garten has stirred up a debate with her recent dishwasher advice. Lloyd Bishop/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Ina Garten stirred up a debate with a recent Instagram photo of her dishwasher.  Fans were shocked that the "Barefoot Contessa" star puts knives in her dishwasher.  "EVERYTHING goes in the dishwasher!!" Garten replied to one fan. "My assistant used to put the bird cage in the dishwasher (she took the bird out first)."  But Garten later agreed that cast iron pans and wooden cutting boards should be left out of the dishwasher.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From making supersized cosmopolitans at 9 a.m. to whipping up Emily Blunt's famous roasted potatoes, Ina Garten has definitely been keeping busy in the kitchen over these last few months.  And the "Barefoot Contessa" star, who released her new cookbook "Modern Comfort Food" on Tuesday, revealed that she's finally getting tired of cleaning up after all that cooking.  "If you're not sick of unloading the dishwasher, could you please unload mine?" she wrote in the caption...
    MINI was one of the first automakers to get into the modern electric car game back in 2009, but it didn’t stick. The 2009 MINI E was the company's first electric model. (MINI) The MINI E was essentially a converted Cooper Hardtop with a range of around 100 miles per charge that was available only for lease at a whopping $850 per month. It was intended to be more of a real-world test of the technology than a true production model. Just 500 were offered in a handful of states, then rounded up and returned at the end of their terms. (MINI) Fast-forward a decade and MINI has finally introduced a real-deal all-electric car that you can buy and keep. The MINI Cooper SE is … well, essentially a converted Cooper Hardtop with a range of 110 miles per charge, but there’s more progress than that makes it sound. Instead of packing its battery in the rear seat and cargo area like the original did, the new 32.6-kilowatt-hour pack fits mostly where the gas tank used to be,...
      LOCKDOWN is pretty much over. The Prime Minister announced that we were at last allowed out of our Great British Hibernation. We can go to the pub, buy useless tat in shops and queue up for plaster lawn ornaments from garden centres. We can have the in-laws round to visit! Yoot! ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6We can all go out and do stuff again - but let's do a bit less of what we used to Boris says that his decision was made on good scientific advice. Hmm, maybe.  It is true that the infection rate for Covid has been dropping rapidly for some time. But it’s still there, still hanging around with mischief on its mind.  All it takes is one person in a gathering of 20 or 30 at some pizza joint and that infection rate will be up again quickly enough. In some of the countries that have released their people from lockdown, a second spike has occurred. In Germany the famous “R” rate for infection is well...
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