Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori suggested there would be no major change from 2020. Mori suggested some decisions could be made as early as this week when the organizing committee's executive board meets. Tokyo organizers say they are spending $12.6 billion to stage the games. The Switzerland-based IOC has contributed $1.3 billion to organize the Tokyo Olympics, according to local organizing committee documents.
March 30, 2020 08:48 UTC
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took to Twitter late Saturday to offer followers some levity during the very serious coronavirus outbreak and posted about his life under self-imposed quarantine. Cruz posted a photo of Joe Exotic, a former zoo owner and the subject of a Netflix docuseries, posing inside a cage with a tiger. WARNING: SPOILER ALERTExotic was an Oklahoma zoo owner who was born Joseph Schreibvogel. He is the star of a Netflix docuseries called, "Tiger King: murder, Mayhem and Madness." The series takes you along a troubling ride that involves suicide, attempted murder for hire and the killing of five tiger cubs.
March 30, 2020 08:48 UTC
The high price point per mask, driven by extreme demand, has contributed to an overwhelmed reaction among potential buyers, especially in the U.S. Like most brokers in this market, Remington was representing other products before the COVID-19 outbreak and jumped into action to sell masks when the need arose. When contacting potential buyers, Remington needs two things to secure a deal with a seller: a letter of intent to purchase and proof of funds. While he is aware of brokers selling masks that will leave the country, Remington doesn’t participate in those deals. “Some people don’t understand that the market sets the price,” Remington said.
March 30, 2020 08:41 UTC
Tokyo (CNN) Famed Japanese comedian Ken Shimura has died after contracting novel coronavirus, according to his representatives. Shimura suffered pneumonia-like symptoms and passed away on Sunday night, his agency, Izawa Office, told CNN. He reported symptoms, including fatigue, on March 17 and was hospitalized on March 20 with severe pneumonia before testing positive for coronavirus on March 23. He has been described as "Japan's Robin Williams," with the country's television networks heavily covering his death. Shimura began his comedy career in 1974 after joining the comedy group Drifters.
March 30, 2020 08:37 UTC
But even with continued social distancing, "I wouldn't be surprised if we saw 100,000 deaths," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. How well Americans obey social distancing could make the difference between 100,000 and millions of deaths, said Dr. Deborah Birx , the White House's coronavirus response coordinator. Birx said the worst-case projections show "between 1.6 million and 2.2 million deaths if you do nothing" and disregard social distancing guidelines. And when they're done treating coronavirus patients in trauma, they head back to the ICU to treat more. At a New York hospital, staff members were wiping down and reusing single-use protective equipment, a doctor in the anesthesiology department said.
March 30, 2020 08:18 UTC
The house plan largely followed guidelines from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anyone stopping by the house needed to immediately take their shoes off upon entering and proceed directly to washing their hands, it also said. We're staying within our social distancing podPer our document and public health guidelines, we've limited all in-person activities. If social distancing is necessary for up to 18 months, some experts recommend forming a cohort, or extended family grouping. If public officials set an overly high bar for social distancing, people could rebel, undermining the concept's intended effect.
March 30, 2020 08:15 UTC
Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Huntington Beach, California, and its shuttered pier lie empty on Saturday, March 28. Hide Caption 13 of 174Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A screen advises motorists to stay home in Manchester, England. Hide Caption 28 of 174Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People are seen on California's Huntington Beach on March 21. Hide Caption 32 of 174Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A Mass in Rio de Janeiro honors coronavirus victims around the world on March 18. Hide Caption 79 of 174Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Municipal workers are seen at the Kaaba, inside Mecca's Grand Mosque.
March 30, 2020 07:33 UTC
The iPad Pro 2020 Ben SinApple has marketed the iPad Pro as a computer replacement since the first model’s release in 2015. The 2018 iPad Pro with iPadOS can be a computer for all but the extremely demanding of working professionals. This is the thing that will push iPad Pro users further into “I don’t need to own a computer anymore” territory. And so all current reviews of the iPad Pro 2020, including this one, is testing a device not in its final form. The camera module of the iPad Pro 2020 is what will distinguish it from the 2018 iPad Pro.
March 30, 2020 07:30 UTC
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a Sunday morning interview that qualifying Americans can expect to see their $1,200 checks deposited into their accounts "within three weeks." "We expect that within three weeks that people who have direct deposit information with us will see those direct deposits in their bank accounts," he said. GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I don’t know what the numbers are gonna be this quarter. What I do think is, we are gonna kill this virus," Mnuchin said.
March 30, 2020 07:28 UTC
Tokyo Olympic President Yoshiro Mori said Monday he expects to talk with IOC President Thomas Bach this week about potential dates and other details for the rescheduled games next year. The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers last week postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM“I anticipate speaking to President Bach this week,” Mori said, speaking at the opening of an organizing committee executive board meeting. “Opinions on both sides have been compiled, whether spring or summer," Mori said. Both Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto have said the the cost of rescheduling will be “massive” — local reports suggest several billion dollars — with most of the expenses borne by Japanese taxpayers.
March 30, 2020 07:18 UTC
Jerry Falwell Jr. last week partially reopened his Liberty University ― an evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia ― despite the spread of the coronavirus. Now, The New York Times reports that nearly a dozen students have symptoms that could suggest infection ― and Falwell is facing the wrath of both parents and critics. One parent slammed the decision to reopen as “crazy, irresponsible and seems like a money grab.” Falwell, as the Times notes, fired back with a tweet calling that parent a “dummy.”Falwell on Twitter said no students on campus are sick with coronavirus, and one off-campus tested positive “from local contacts in the community.” He also said the school was “embracing its responsibility to care for students instead of running away.”Falwell has been a coronavirus conspiracy theorist, claiming an “overreaction” to the threat is really an attempt to make President Donald Trump look bad. “Impeachment didn’t work, and the Mueller report didn’t work, and Article 25 didn’t work,” he said earlier this month on Fox News, which has consistently given voice to conspiracy theories. “And so maybe now this is their next attempt to get Trump.”People on Twitter slammed Falwell for the opening the school and putting his students at risk ― with some suggesting that he face lawsuits or even criminal charges:
March 30, 2020 06:59 UTC
Indian migrant workers wait to board buses to return to their home villages as a nationwide lockdown continues on March 28, 2020, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Indian migrant workers stuck in the national capital try to board buses to return to their home villages. Daily wage migrant workers generally live hand-to-mouth, earning between 138-449 Indian rupees ($1.84-$5.97) per day, according to the International Labour Organization. Migrant workers and their family members walk along a highway in a desperate bid to return to their village. Officials are now scrambling to find millions of migrant workers who had already returned to small towns and villages across the country, in order to quarantine them for 14 days.
March 30, 2020 06:38 UTC
Prisoners riot in Iran; Netanyahu goes into self-quarantine Iranian state-run media say prisoners in southern Iran broke cameras and caused other damage during a riotTEHRAN, Iran -- Prisoners in southern Iran broke cameras and caused other damage during a riot, state media reported Monday, the latest in a series of violent prison disturbances in the country, which is battling the most severe coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East. Israel meanwhile announced that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enter self-quarantine after an aide tested positive for the virus. Speaking from confinement at home, Netanyahu called on Israelis to remain at home and avoid family gatherings during the upcoming spring holiday season. Netanyahu told Israelis in a televised address that they should “avoid family visits” for the sake of preventing the further spread of the virus. Families of detainees and Western nations say Iran is holding those prisoners for political reasons or to use them as bargaining chips in negotiations.
March 30, 2020 06:37 UTC
Josef Neumann, the most gravely wounded victim from a Hanukkah machete attack at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, died on Sunday, law-enforcement sources said. Neumann was one of five men allegedly hacked by Grafton Thomas on Dec. 28 while celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights in Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home. The 18-inch machete allegedly used by 37-year-old Thomas “penetrated [Neumann’s] skull directly into the brain” his family said in a statement at the time. The FBI has claimed Thomas kept anti-Semitic journals and surfed the Internet for possible targets before settling on the Rockland County community. Before the attack, Thomas had more 20 encounters with police in Greenwood Lake — about 22 miles northwest of Monsey — where he lived with his mother, according to police documents obtained by The Post.
March 30, 2020 06:33 UTC
Attendees wait in line to enter the Google Inc. play space at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., ... [+] on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg © 2020 Bloomberg Finance LPA longstanding Google tradition will be skipped this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an internal email written to managers at the company that was obtained by Business Insider, Google said it would abstain from participating in its annual ritual of sharing April Fools’ Day jokes across the company’s platforms. Google is not eliminating the tradition entirely, as Twohill said April Fools’ jokes were most likely coming back in 2021. Google was one of the first tech companies to popularize the tradition of pranking internet users on April 1.
March 30, 2020 06:11 UTC