John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” issued a rare correction on Sunday, and it had to do with both Joe Exotic ― the central figure in the Netflix sensation “Tiger King” ― and President Donald Trump. Back in 2016, Oliver looked at third-party and independent candidates running for president... a group that included Exotic. “Joe Exotic is truly the candidate you want to sit down and have a beer with,” Oliver said in the 2016 segment. “Then another beer, and then several more beers until you’re drunk enough to try meth for the first time.”After reviewing all of the others seeking the presidency, Oliver cracked that Exotic was “perfect.”“Last Week Tonight” issued a correction via Twitter on Sunday night “in light of subsequent events.”The show didn’t mention what those events are. But they almost certainly include Exotic’s conviction last year in a murder-for-hire plot, among other allegations detailed in the Netflix show, as well as Trump’s performance and behavior during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic:
March 30, 2020 03:32 UTC
Lara Worthington (nee Bingle) shared a post showing the “unacceptable” Sydney accommodation which her mother Sharon Bingle is expected to stay in for the next 14 days. “I don’t think this looks like a 5 star accommodation to me,” the 32-year-old model wrote. “The next 14 days here for my 63 year old mum who is showing heavy symptoms. Instagram/Lara Worthington Lara Worthington and mother Sharon Bingle“The main issue is that no one has given her or her family any contact numbers in case she feels worse,” the model wrote in a message to the news outlet. I have no sympathy - there was no guarantee of 5 star accommodation.
March 30, 2020 03:31 UTC
Pharmaceutical companies throughout the world are working around the clock to develop effective coronavirus treatments or a vaccine with no clear breakthroughs. He has touted drugs used in malaria cases as a possible response to the coronavirus and now the Food and Drug Administration put in place an emergency use authorization to try these drugs despite clear evidence of their effectiveness. Both are oral prescription drugs that have been used for the treatment of malaria and certain inflammatory conditions since the 1940s. Politico, citing three officials, reported that the move would allow more manufacturers to produce the drugs. GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe U.S. currently has the most known coronavirus cases in the world.
March 30, 2020 03:19 UTC
Numbers that don't matter right now:Television ratings. That's why it was so disgusting to see President Trump bragging about the ratings for the White House's coronavirus task force briefings. Again let me say: TV ratings don't matter right now. As Daniel Dale put it , "Reporters read Trump quote back to him, Trump denies and attacks." The attendee asked Trump for a response to networks that are wary of airing his lengthy press conferences in full.
March 30, 2020 02:48 UTC
(CNN) Opera legend Placido Domingo has been hospitalized in Acapulco, Mexico, with complications related to coronavirus, according to the singer's spokesperson. Domingo announced on his Facebook page last week that he had tested positive for the disease. He encouraged his fans to wash their hands and follow the guidelines and regulations that local governments have put in place. "Together we can fight this virus and stop the current worldwide crisis, so we can hopefully return to our normal daily lives very soon," Domingo wrote. The 79-year-old Spanish tenor resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera last year, after being accused of sexual harassment.
March 30, 2020 02:48 UTC
Fox News says Jeanine Pirro’s performance on Saturday night can be attributed to technical difficulties as a result of broadcasting from home for the first time amid coronavirus concerns. The “Justice With Judge Jeanine” host raised eyebrows on social media Saturday night when she missed the first 15 minutes of her show, wore her hair out of place, and appeared to stumble over words at times. A Fox News spokesperson told HuffPost on Sunday that there were multiple technical and staffing issues to blame. “Jeanine Pirro was broadcasting from her home for the first time when she encountered several technical difficulties which impacted the quality of her show, including the loss of a teleprompter,” the statement said. “As we have previously said, we are operating with a reduced staff working remotely to ensure the health and safety of our employees in these unprecedented times.”
March 30, 2020 02:26 UTC
U.S. stock-index futures, global equities and oil prices fell after the Trump administration extended its social-distancing guidelines in response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. The White House on Sunday said its national recommendations for limiting social contact would last for another 30 days through the end of April. President Trump said the peak of the death rate from the new coronavirus was expected to hit in two weeks, predicting the U.S. would be on its way to recovery by June 1. Coronavirus cases world-wide...
March 30, 2020 02:09 UTC
How do you balance productivity with health and well-being when you’re working from home, rather than at the office? It is a question many people are now grappling with for the first time, as Covid-19 closes many workplaces and sends people into the relative isolation of the home office. But in our house, it is business as usual: I’ve worked from home for the most of the past 22 years, and for the past four, my husband and I have worked from home together. (And we still like each other!)
March 30, 2020 02:07 UTC
It is routine for the FBI and SEC to review stock trades when there is public question about their propriety. "The law is clear that any American -- including a Senator -- may participate in the stock market based on public information, as Senator Burr did. Congress passed the Stock Act in 2012, which made it illegal for lawmakers to use inside information for financial benefit. Stock sales were reported last month by Sens. Her husband sold between $1.5 million and $6 million in stock of Allogene Therapeutics, a biotech company, in January and February.
March 30, 2020 02:03 UTC
The waiting is the hardest part, or so the Tom Petty song goes. But maybe the waiting doesn’t have to be so hard. That may be a lesson for online retailers from research conducted by Robert Bray, an associate professor of operations management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Dr. Bray discovered keeping customers informed at the end of the delivery process can have more value than at the beginning, with benefits such as mitigating frustration and enhancing positive feelings toward a company.
Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty ImagesThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat patients hospitalized with Covid-19. The drugs -- which are used to treat malaria and other conditions -- have been called game changers by President Donald Trump. The FDA limited the scope of its authorization to drugs supplied from the Strategic National Stockpile. While there's limited evidence on the efficacy of chloroquine, or hydroxychloroquine, the FDA said the drugs’ benefits outweighed their risk. Under the emergency use authorization, health care providers must contact their local or state health department to access the drugs.
March 30, 2020 02:03 UTC
John Janick couldn’t have imagined that starting an independent record company from his college dorm room would prepare him for the current heyday of the streaming era. Mr. Janick launched his Fueled by Ramen label as a freshman in 1996, as the music business entered its darkest period of rampant piracy and plummeting CD sales. He built the business by leveraging the internet, going online to seek out fans for his artists, including Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco and Paramore.
Great Lakes, Ill.—Four nights a week, young people arrive by the busload at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command in this town north of Chicago. As they file off the bus at dusk, they are greeted by shouted commands: “Run, female! You will not move this slow again for the next eight weeks!”They’ll stay awake for 24 hours, being outfitted with uniforms and sized for shoes, taking urine tests and receiving vaccinations. Men’s heads will be shaved. They’ll all learn how to respond to orders, address superiors...
Waste Management Inc. is dealing with an extraordinary amount of change in its recycling business. Two years ago, China decided to ban imports of mixed paper and plastic and introduced limits for scrap metal, upending global recycling markets. The disruption forced Waste Management, the largest residential recycler by volume in the U.S., to re-examine its strategy. China’s shift has removed a major source of demand for recyclables, driving down their prices. It also resulted in higher processing costs, as many countries around...
Connected-TV giant Roku Inc. is betting big on ad-supported streaming. With millions of people suddenly sequestered at home, it may be just the right time. Streaming hours are up. Viewers spent about 40% more time streaming both ad-supported and subscription TV March 16 through 22, compared with the previous week, according to data from Vizio Inc., a competing streaming-content service and maker of smart TVs.