Tyler Lockett: ‘I would love to finish my career as a Seattle Seahawk’
Tyler Lockett is not looking to the end of his career just yet. In fact, having just signed a new four-year contract extension, he has a more secure future than just about any player on the team. He is the only Seahawk currently under contract for either the 2024 or 2025 seasons. That contract would end when Lockett is 33 years old, by which time he might rank behind only Steve Largent (whose numbers might be hard to surpass) in just about every team career receiving category. During a Zoom meeting with media Tuesday to talk about his recent extension and other issues, Lockett said he hopes if...
The Seattle Times
Wells Fargo investing in 5 Black-owned banks
Wells Fargo is investing in five Black-owned banks, including two in Georgia, the company said Tuesday. The company has pledged to invest up to $50 million in minority-owned institutions. As part of that, Citizens Trust Bank in Atlanta and Carver State Bank in Savannah will receive capital injections, as will First Independence Bank in Detroit, Liberty Bank in New Orleans, and Unity National Bank in Houston. A spokesman for Wells Fargo declined to say exactly how much. Wells Fargo said the institutions will have access to its experts in finance, technology and product development. Wells Fargo,...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s Silk Sonic song ‘Leave the Door Open’ is No. 1 pop hit
Bruno Mars has another hit song under his belt. This time though, it’s not solo. The Grammy Award-winning pop crooner’s very first recording collaboration with fellow Grammy winner Anderson .Paak — under the moniker Silk Sonic — has become a No. 1 pop hit. The new outfit’s debut outing “Leave the Door Open,” the first release from the duo, has made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The two gave the retro-soul song a much-buzzed about premiere at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on March 14. Produced by Mars with D’Mile, “Leave the Door Open” drew 21.5 million U.S. streams and sold...
New York Daily News
Zoom intimacy and creative sexting: How COVID-19 has changed the way some have sex
When Juan's long-term relationship ended the same day Philadelphia announced its first COVID-19 case and started the citywide shutdown, he knew the isolation to come would be a challenge. So Juan, 33, created profiles on a handful of dating apps, including Tinder, Bumble, Hinge and OkCupid. "It was tough because it was the peak of COVID and I was talking to a lot more people but not meeting up," said Juan, who asked to be identified by only his first name to protect his job. "People were really nervous. But I did connect with some people, which led to Zoom dates. And sometimes those dates woul...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's inaugural flight postponed until no earlier than April 14
The first controlled flight of drone on another planet — originally slated for Sunday — now won't happen before Wednesday at the earliest. Based on data that arrived on Earth late Friday night, NASA put off the inaugural flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The drone is powered by San Diego-based Qualcomm's robotics platform, which includes a processor used in many Android smartphones from a few years ago. In a blog post, NASA said during a high-speed spin test of Ingenuity's rotors on Friday, the command sequence controlling the test ended early due to a "watchdog" timer expiration. The w...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Chicago aldermen move to condemn Illinois congresswoman for Hitler remark she made during January speech in Washington
CHICAGO — Chicago aldermen on Monday moved to officially condemn a newly elected Illinois congresswoman who told an audience at a Washington, D.C., rally, “Hitler was right on one thing.” The nonbinding resolution denounces Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Miller’s remarks as “a disgrace to the memories of those killed in the Holocaust and the millions of victims of World War II, an insult to the families of those who perished, and a discredit to the office of United States congresswoman and the great state of Illinois.” During a Jan. 5 speech to conservative group Moms for America, Miller said each ...
Presidential pooch Major Biden gets more training after nip
President Joe Biden’s rambunctious young German Shepherd, Major, will receive another round of training after a pair of biting incidents that put the presidential pet in the headlines. The 3-year-old rescue dog appears to still be settling into life on Pennsylvania Avenue, and he nipped someone while on a walk late last month, according to the White House. “Major, the Bidens’ younger dog, will undergo some additional training to help him adjust to life in the White House,” Michael LaRosa, a spokesperson for first lady Jill Biden, said in an email Monday morning. “The off-site, private training...
New York Daily News
Florida reports lowest daily coronavirus case total since October
ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida’s resident death toll from coronavirus rose to 34,056 with the addition of 35 more reported fatalities on Monday while also adding 1,613 more positive COVID-19 cases to bring the total to 2,125,846. It’s only the second time in 2021 the state has reported less than 2,000 daily infections, but several testing and vaccine sites were forced to shut down on Sunday because of the series of storms that swept through the state. The last time the state had less daily infections reported was on Oct. 12 when it logged 1,533. Infections had been rising slightly week to week since ...
Cynthia M. Allen: Dire COVID predictions about end of mask mandate were way off. Let’s be glad for that
Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci acknowledged something truly shocking. When asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” why COVID-19 cases in Texas have been steadily declining despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to lift the state’s mask mandate and capacity restrictions on businesses one month ago, Fauci half-heartedly conceded: “I’m not really quite sure.” Texas has been a disappointment in recent weeks to detractors who have all but insisted, and perhaps even hoped, that the state’s complete “reopening” — the result of what President Joe Biden called “Neanderthal thinking” — would culminate in an epic resur...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Steve Hummer: A more normal Masters has breakthrough champion in Matsuyama
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Listen to that: Sunday cheers once more lifting a champion as he made the climb to the 18th green at Augusta National. Why, it almost sounded like the Masters again. And not just any champion this Sunday, but a breakthrough one. With his one-stroke victory, Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese male to win one of his game’s big four major tournaments. Do they make a green jacket big enough to fit around the shoulders of an entire country? So it was Sunday that the great Georgia golf tournament completed its green new deal with normalcy, signaling another lean in that direct...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution