Japan national park facilities upgraded with "workation" in mind
National parks across Japan have improved internet access and taken other steps to attract teleworkers as the coronavirus pandemic has increased interest in "workation" -- a vacation that combines business and leisure in which people work remotely at their destinations.Lodging facilities and camping grounds at national parks have upgraded Wi-Fi access points with financial support from the Environment Ministry, but it is unclear how soon remote workers will be welcomed with open arms amid the ongoing virus spread."We would like people to start visiting national parks in their vicinity first," ...
US TikTok users prepare for a possible exit from platform
New York (AFP) - American TikTok users reacted with a collective shrug Friday to the US move to ban new downloads of the video-sharing app -- but many are already planning an exit to other platforms should the clampdown lead to an outright ban."Oh my God! Ok! It's happening! Everybody stay calm!" TikToker Nick Foster told his 577,000 followers, dubbing a video of himself with audio of actor Steve Carell's character on the series "The Office" panicking during a fire alarm.Although young users on the platform, who make up its primary base, don't seem to have paid much attention to the government...
Florida corrections department enters controversial immigration agreement with ICE
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections will begin carrying out certain federal immigration enforcement tasks in a new partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, becoming the latest agency to join a controversial program that immigrant advocates have decried as overreaching.FDC Secretary Mark Inch signed a memorandum with ICE last month that will train and deputize certain corrections officers, giving them the authority to investigate and detain inmates for their immigration status, and share that information with federal immigration authorities. Inch called the n...
Tropical storm names now will be Greek letters for first time since 2005
Tropical storms have blown through 2020’s predetermined A-W names and now must use Greek letters — a practice required only once before, during the record-breaking 2005 season that included Hurricane Katrina.Meteorologists gave the last English-alphabet name, Tropical Storm Wilfred, to the 21st storm of the 2020 season Friday, exhausting the list.They were then were forced to give the 22nd storm, brewing in the east Atlantic north of Lisbon, the more mundane moniker Subtropical Storm Alpha.The only other time naming spilled into the Greek alphabet was Oct. 23, 2005, when that year’s Tropical S...
New York Daily News
Niners tight end George Kittle ruled out Sunday with injured knee
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Meet us in West Virginia.How’s that for an odd phrase when it comes to a 49ers’ game plan, in the ever-odd year of 2020?That is the 49ers’ prescription for tight end George Kittle, who will miss only the fourth game of his career Sunday, when they play without their injured All-Pro against the New York Jets.The 49ers are leaving Kittle behind to undergo rehab on his left-knee sprain as they head back east for a 10-day trip. He is to join them next week at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, where they will bunker before their Week 3 game at the New York Giants.“If it ...
The Mercury News
Fabiola Santiago: Anti-mask mob is as stupid, selfish as it gets amid COVID pandemic
Don’t chalk up the misbehavior to youthful tomfoolery.The flash mob of young anti-maskers who aggressively pranced through a Fort Lauderdale Target this week harassing mask-wearing customers are stupid, selfish — and dangerous to the public.“Take off your masks! Take it off! Take it off!” most of the dozen or so protesters shouted, taunting customers as if they were in a bar reacting to a bawdy wet T-shirt contest.“Take your mask off, this is America!”You can hear a customer mumble on video: “F——— idiots.The stunt also didn’t go down well with Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider, who didn’t ...
Markets Crash Two Days In A Row: The American Dream Is Dead
The American dream is dead, she thinks to herself. After all her hard work. All the blood, sweat and tears. Long nights in the office away from her family. Diligently saving up every penny so they could have that white picket fence. A big screen television. And even an iPhone 11 Pro.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreThe American Dream Is Officially DeadEmma slowly sips her bourbon while sitting on her porch. Deep wrinkles caused by stress are embedded into her once smooth face. A chunk of her blonde hair falls to the ground. Bloodshot eyes stare at an empty suburban yard. A gust ...
Injured Cowboys LT Tyron Smith will be a game-time decision Sunday
FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys don’t sound optimistic about Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.Smith suffered a neck injury going through individual drills and didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday.Owner Jerry Jones called Smith a game-time decision for Sunday, while coach Mike McCarthy said they are still gathering information on Smith and will know more on Saturday.“As far as the plan, you’re always working different scenarios,” McCarthy said. “We’ll continue to do that today and tomorrow. We’ll see how Tyron is tomorrow. That wi...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Husker Dan: Let’s Play Fall Ball!
FROST PASSINGFirst of all, my condolences go to Scott Frost and his family for the recent passing of his father, Larry. If you’re a long time Husker fan, you remember Larry as a halfback for Nebraska from 1967-1969.As a starter his senior year, Larry was the NU Back of the Week for his play in the season opener in a home loss to Southern California. In his career, Larry caught TD passes, ran for several more and was an excellent blocker for the Husker offense. And the ’69 team helped pave the way for back to back Husker national championships in ’70 and ’71.Rest in peace, number 28.GLOOMY ZOOM...
Kennedy Agyapong files process to stop contempt case
Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has filed a judicial review application at the Supreme Court to halt the contempt case against him by an Accra Circuit Court.Counsel for Mr Agyapong, Kwame Gyan, told the Court on Friday that the application was to invoke the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court on Article 132 of the 1992 Constitution.He said it was also to seek for a further order for certiorari to quash the order issued by the High Court on September 9.Counsel said they filed the application on Thursday and service had been affected, with a return date of October 13.He, ...
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