1 hr 9 min agoWhat did you think of tonight's debate? From CNN's Melissa MahtaniPresident Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden just wrapped up their second and final presidential debate of the 2020 election. As Joe Biden was boarding his flight from Nashville to Wilmington, he briefly took a few questions from the press. “Joe Biden has been a Washington politician for almost 50 years and now he says he'll get it right. "It was definitely a more normal debate," said Tapper, speaking just moments after the second and final presidential debate had concluded.
October 23, 2020 03:56 UTC
Deputy Director General of Health Services (Public Health) Dr. Hemantha Herath told the media that 2,341 Covid-19 patients have been identified in connection with the Minuwangoda Covid-19 cluster and they are being treated at 23 hospitals across Sri Lanka. So far 6,028 cases of Covid-19 have been reported from Sri Lanka, he said. Dr. Herath added that 2,587 hospital beds have been prepared for Covid-19 patients and 2,433 of them have been filled with patients. He further noted that if the number of Covid-19 patients increases further in the future, more hospitals will be allocated to treat Covid-19 patients. He said that all the Covid-19 patients reported so far are connected to the Brandix factory.
October 23, 2020 00:56 UTC
Washington (CNN) Russian state-sponsored hackers have targeted state and local governments and in at least two instances have successfully stolen election data, US national security officials said Thursday. In addition, Iranian-based hackers appear intent on influencing and disrupting the 2020 election, US officials said. Neither of the warnings issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency suggested that Russian or Iranian hackers have compromised US election systems. Evanina, the intelligence community's top election security official, had said in August that Russia, Iran and China were all aiming to interfere in the 2020 election. The Treasury Department did not issue any new sanctions Thursday against Russia, which also had been cited by the intelligence community the day prior.
October 22, 2020 23:15 UTC
(Mrs.) Samantha K. Jayasuriya, Ambassador and the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UNESCAP, told the UN CSD that the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic proved the need for social protection than ever before. Sri Lanka emphasized on the importance of realization of the action plan on social protection, and creating a dynamic regional platform for peer learning, and to share experience, as useful tools. Mr. M. Ramamoorthy, Director (Planning) of the State Ministry of Samurdhi, House Hold Economy, Microfinance, Self Employment and Business Development and Ms. Nadeeka Amarasinghe, Assistant Director of the Sustainable Development Council, Sri Lanka joined the forum from Colombo via online. Participants representing Member States, International Organization and Civil Society Organizations attended the meeting in person at the UNCC, Bangkok, as well as via video conferencing. Embassy and the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UNESCAPBangkok
October 22, 2020 22:05 UTC
MEDIA RELEASEUN in Sri Lanka celebrates 75 years of the UNthrough discussion on the future of young people and multilateralismThe virtual event will feature the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations is igniting a global debate, UN75. Launched by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, UN75 aims to be the largest and furthest-reaching worldwide conversation ever on building the future we want. Featured on the panel, moderated by UN Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer, will be Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Hon. Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Chairmanof UN Global Compact Sri Lanka Dilhan Fernando, General Secretary of SarvodayaDr. The Dialogue will be open for online comments and discussions from the audience through live-stream on the UN Sri Lanka Facebook page from 4 pm on 23 rd October.
October 22, 2020 21:56 UTC
All you need to do is get your hands on the Gboard keyboard Android, which allows you to mix two different emojis to create new ones via its “Emoji Kitchen” feature. (iOS users will have to use a website to create their mashups.) Screenshot: Brendan Hesse Screenshot: Brendan HesseThe Emoji Kitchen launched back in Februrary, but now that it’s been out for a while, we checked back in to see what sorts of mad scientist-like creations you can cook up. The Emoji Kitchen only supports certain emojis, and most of them just add faces to inanimate objects or change an emoji’s expression. You also can’t directly edit the final product—Gboard does the editing and gives you a selection of mashups to choose from.
October 22, 2020 19:03 UTC
Political ReporterPublished: 14:16 EDT, 22 October 2020 | Updated: 14:52 EDT, 22 October 2020Melania Trump donned a sleek black dress to accompany her husband, President Donald Trump, to Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday for the final presidential debate after recovering from her lingering COVID-19 symptoms. Melania and President Trump held hands as they walked across the South Lawn of the White House with smiles on their faces. The trip was the first time Melania has been out publicly since she was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this month. President Trump was asked how she was doing when he did a telephone interview with 'Fox & Friends' on Tuesday morning. She was also diagnosed with COVID-19 at the same time as the president, but recovered in the White House residence, using rest and vitamins.
October 22, 2020 18:56 UTC
October 22, 2020 11:36 pm-The Acting Director General of Health Services Dr. S. Sridharana has announced that the pharmacies in areas where the quarantine curfew is in effect have been instructed to restart the facility of online medicine delivery. Quarantine curfew has currently been imposed in several police areas and Divisional Secretariat areas in Gampaha, Kegalle, Kalutara, Kurunegala and Colombo districts. Curfew has been imposed within the entire Gampaha District until 5.00 a.m. on Monday (26).
October 22, 2020 18:56 UTC
The 45-year-old, who was prime minister until three weeks ago, is conscious and her condition stable, her spokesman said. Infections and hospital admissions are continuing to rise in Belgium, which has among the world's highest rate of fatalities per capita from COVID-19. Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke warned on Sunday of a possible 'tsunami' ahead, with the country starting to lose control of the virus. Belgium is second only to the Czech Republic in Europe in terms of infections per capita in the past two weeks. In the Czech Republic, prime minister Babis apologised for bringing back restrictions after saying repeatedly that the spring lockdown would not return.
October 22, 2020 18:33 UTC
I know I said I would be picking eight (8) chili recipes to make, eat and ponder, but you simply sent me too many enticing entries. Besides, I’m the boss in this corner of the internet, and I can make as many of your delicious chili recipes as I want to! Let’s meet our first bowl of meaty wonderment: a simple, honest Texas chili. I only know two things about Texas: They don’t allow beans in their chili, and their spiders are not to be trifled with. Oh, and you should definitely use this chili to make a Frito pie, and you should make the Frito pie with Whiz.
October 22, 2020 18:00 UTC
The best matte lipsticks of 2020 PHOTO: Natasha Hatendi/CNNThe Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($22) has thousands of 5-star ratings across the internet, and it’s easy to see why. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick PHOTO: AmazonSimply put, Maybelline’s SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick is a drugstore product, but you’d never know it. MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick PHOTO: Natasha Hatendi/CNNMAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick ($19; nordstrom.com and macys.com)We were fans of MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick’s unique velvety texture and its gorgeous iconic shades. Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain (starting at $37; macys.com and sephora.com)The YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain comes in stunning packaging that, well, looks like money. More of a sheer stain than a matte lipstick, it isn’t long-lasting, but it does look quite lovely while it’s there.
October 22, 2020 18:00 UTC
The Third Reading of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution has been passed with amendment with a two-thirds majority. The Second Reading of the 20th Amendment was also passed in Parliament with a two-thirds majority, this evening. The draft bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution was tabled in Parliament on the 22nd of September after receiving the approval of Cabinet of Ministers. However, more amendments to the current draft bill will be added during the Second Reading of the Bill, Sabry said. Following the Committee Stage, the legislators voted on the draft bill of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
October 22, 2020 17:03 UTC
Michelle Yang is an advocate who writes about the intersection of Asian American identity, feminism, and mental health. I called out for my child to stop, but under his bright helmet painted with a cartoon lion, he couldn't hear me. Any parent would be scared, but news headlines about hate crimes against Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic rushed through my mind, flashing images of seniors assaulted and children stabbed at a store. Hate as a rallying call is chilling, especially when you know it's working, when you know children are listening. With such dire statistics and rhetoric adding to my anxiety, I have struggled to protect my child physically and mentally.
October 22, 2020 16:15 UTC
October 22, 2020 09:02 pm-Clause 17 of the draft bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which calls for removing the barrier on dual citizenship was passed in the Parliament with a majority of 93 votes a short while ago. Out of the 213 Members of Parliament who were present during the parliamentary sitting, 157 had voted in favour while 64 voted against it. During the Committee Stage Discussions, Chief Opposition Whip MP Lakshman Kiriella called for a vote on Clause 17.
October 22, 2020 16:09 UTC
Biden and Trump are heading into their final planned showdown of the 2020 campaign, with 12 days to go until Election Day. And their respective teams are studying the first debate, which delved into chaos as Trump continually interrupted Biden. Conway and other Trump advisers are renewing their argument to him ahead of the last debate that the more Trump let's Biden speak, the worse it is for Biden. Conway suggests that Trump say something to acknowledge some of his own weaknesses, while weaving in concerns about his opponent's policies. Biden allies: No name calling this timeWhen Biden impulsively told the President, "shut up man" when he was trying to speak and Trump wouldn't stop interrupting, his allies say that was one thing.
October 22, 2020 15:56 UTC