The board and president of USC need to pay more attention to running an academic university than to who coaches the football team. Lincoln Riley jumps ship and abandons his team just before Oklahoma joins the SEC, where it will be tough and they will struggle to be a top 25 team. The license plate exclaims “SCRULES.” On Page 1 of the same day’s Sports section is a blaring headline proclaiming that fact that USC has just hired perhaps the premier young football coach in American, Lincoln Riley. Bob LentzSylmar::As a lifelong Bruins fan my confidence was challenged when I heard the trumpets of joy that Lincoln Riley was anointed as the new GOAT at USC. Acolyte after acolyte piled on such praise that I thought USC had spirited away coach Bud Wilkinson from his current high position, rather than a mere mortal like Lincoln Riley.
December 04, 2021 03:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year. Friday’s report from the Labor Department also showed that the unemployment rate fell sharply to 4.2% from 4.6%. Many more job-seekers are needed to help companies fill their open jobs and sustain the economy’s growth. One result is that there are now 4.7 million fewer people with jobs than there were before the pandemic. And before COVID, many older Americans came out of retirement to take jobs, often for social reasons or to keep busy.
December 04, 2021 02:59 UTC
Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Enouen, 62 of Norman, passed away on November 28th. Graveside services will be held at Norman IOOF Cemetery on December 10th at 10:00 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service.
December 04, 2021 02:47 UTC
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leaders of right-wing populist parties are gathering Saturday in Warsaw to discuss how they can work together to bring change to the European Union, which they accuse of acting like a super-state that is eroding the traditions and powers of the EU's 27 member nations.
December 04, 2021 02:19 UTC
People play on the snow next to the 138 Highway around San Bernardino Forest on Nov. 29, 2019 in Phelan, California. “The team will be working nightly and ready to flip the switch when Mother Nature cooperates.”But the mountain isn’t the only place feeling the pinch from lack of snow. A new study led by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that dwindling snowpack across California and the western United States could shrink dramatically more — or in some cases disappear — before the end of the century. The study, published recently in the journal Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, paints a worrisome picture of the “potentially catastrophic consequences” of a future with less snow, including the massive implications it holds for California’s water supply, as well as rippling effects on soil, plants, wildlife and even the increased frequency of wildfire. Read the full story on LATimes.com.
December 04, 2021 01:15 UTC
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to approve a key contract with the organizers of 2028 Olympic Games that will serve as a blueprint for the city’s responsibilities ahead of the $7-billion sports event. The council voted 11 to 2 to approve the agreement, with council members Nithya Raman and Mike Bonin opposing it. Under the agreement, the city will provide “enhanced resources,” boosting police, fire, sanitation, traffic and parking control services during the 17 days of competition. Some City Council members homed in on cost of the Games and risks to L.A. at Friday’s meeting. Read the Games Agreement for 2028 Olympics The proposed agreement between the city of Los Angeles and the LA28 organizing committee.
December 04, 2021 01:11 UTC
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be a guest on ABC's "This Week." Panel: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa); Michèle Flournoy. (N) 8 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. KNBC; 1 a.m. MSNBCStory continuesThis Week With George Stephanopoulos Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director; Gov. Politics coverage: author Jay Rosen ("What Are Journalists For?"). (N) 7 p.m. KCBSUpdates:4:59 p.m. Dec. 3, 2021: Updated guests for “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News.
December 04, 2021 01:06 UTC
In just three and half decades, California may see winters of either no snow or little snow, according to researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Los Angeles County confirmed its first case of the Omicron variant Thursday. New York magazineLong Beach Police Chief Robert Luna will challenge Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva in next year’s election. Los Angeles Daily NewsCRIME AND COURTSAn arrest was made in the shooting death of Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist slain in her Beverly Hills home. “We should be able to also open up our jails, and we should be able to have judges that put people behind those bars as well.” Los Angeles TimesSupport our journalism Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times.
December 04, 2021 00:03 UTC
The United States evacuated more than 120,000 people from Afghanistan before the withdrawal of U.S. troops in August and subsequent takeover by the Taliban. In an interview for "LA Times Today," reporter Anita Chabria and Emal Salarzai joined host Lisa McRee to share the story of a community in crisis. Parents plead with California son to help them flee Afghanistan https://t.co/ILxq3Ol3Zm — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 15, 2021About 600 people have gotten out since the withdrawal, but it has been primarily through nonprofits in these third-party countries. And the Taliban, I think, is not in the place where they can help those people," Salarzai said. Watch "LA Times Today" at 7 and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday on Spectrum News 1 and the Spectrum News app.
December 03, 2021 23:38 UTC
Fifteen years after launching BuzzFeed, Jonah Peretti is heralded as a digital-culture visionary. BuzzFeed's widely-watched SPAC deal is being seen as a referendum on digital media. As a cofounder of both BuzzFeed and HuffPost, Jonah Peretti is one of the great adventurers of the digital age. There are "two competing forces at play" with the SPAC deal, she said: "Yes, the future for BuzzFeed is a consolidation play, but it's very heavily reliant on advertising. The SPAC deal can fund his plan to roll up the digital-media sector into one behemoth company serving millennials and Gen Z.
December 03, 2021 22:49 UTC
A man who had an unfortunate encounter with WW2 artillery is causing a storm on Twitter Twitter @CaptainjamtartA man who got an artillery shell stuck up his rectum caused a ruckus on Twitter on Friday. The man – who understandably remains nameless in reports – told staff at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital that he is a military collector. AdvertisementHe said he had accidentally fallen on an explosive device dating back to World War 2 when he was having a clear out of his memorabilia. A bum squad – sorry, bomb squad – then arrived at A&E, sent by the ministry of defence who had been contacted by the local police. https://t.co/VfizrDMLoa — Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) December 3, 2021How it started vs how it’s going, the rectum bomb edition.
December 03, 2021 22:45 UTC
Washington / San Francisco: Apple Inc At least nine US State Department employees’ iPhones have been hacked by unknown perpetrators using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group. ..NSO Group and another spyware company have used this tool to develop spyware that maliciously targets government officials, journalists, businessmen, activists, scholars, and embassy workers, and foreign governments. For example, according to NSO, intrusion systems do not work on phones with US numbers starting with country code +1. The Israeli Ministry of Defense needs to approve its export license in order to sell NSO technology, which is closely related to Israeli defense and intelligence agencies, internationally. In a statement, the Israeli Embassy in Washington said targeting American officials would be a serious breach of the rule.
December 03, 2021 22:28 UTC
Dr. Anthony Fauci, appearing on MSNBC’s All in With Chris Hayes last night, responded to recent controversial comments from Fox Nation host Lara Logan. Logan told Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro on Monday that “people across the world” have told her Fauci doesn’t “represent science,” referring to a comment made by the NIAD chief. “What I find striking, Chris,” he said, “is how she gets no discipline whatsoever from the Fox network. “I mean, it’s unconscionable what she said.”Fauci on Lara Logan's "absolutely preposterous and disgusting comparison" of him to Nazi doctor: "What I find striking is how she gets no discipline whatsoever from the Fox network. His appearance on the channel came amid recent reports that he had repeatedly been invited on both Fox News and Fox Business and declined.
December 03, 2021 22:10 UTC
Wrong NumberWere more than 40% of the people who died from COVID-19 in Maryland "over the last 6 to 8 weeks" fully vaccinated? No, that's not true: When the claim was made on October 18, 2021, the real number of deaths from COVID of fully vaccinated people from August 23 to October 18, 2021, was 32%, the Maryland Department of Health told Lead Stories. Former CDC Director Robert Redfield said more than 40% of the people who died in Maryland over the last 6 to 8 weeks were FULLY VACCINATED!!! In the last six to eight weeks, more than 40% of the people that died in Maryland were fully vaccinated. As of November 28, 2021, there have been 398 deaths of fully vaccinated people, representing 15.12% of lab-confirmed COVID deaths in Maryland, according to the state website, archived here.
December 03, 2021 22:09 UTC