In a recent travel update, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes it clear: Staying home is the best way to protect yourself against the coronavirus.
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'it Was So Frenetic:' Hbo Max Follows Wolfgang Puck Catering
Cooking a meal for a big group is always stressful. So just imagine cooking for over 1,000 guests. Now make those guests white-hot celebrities like Brad Pitt.
CALLS TO REOPEN CLASSROOMS GROW AS TEACHERS GET VACCINATED
State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic.
50 COUNTRIES VOW TO PROTECT 30% OF LAND AND SEA BY 2030
At least 50 countries committed to protecting 30% of the planet, including land and sea, over the next decade to halt species extinction and address climate change issues, during a global summit Monday aimed at protecting the world’s biodiversity.
INTEL REPLACES ITS CHIEF EXECUTIVE AFTER A ROCKY STRETCH
Intel is replacing its CEO after only two years in what had been a rough stretch for the chipmaker.
APPLE ANNOUNCES NEW PROJECTS AS PART OF ITS RACIAL EQUITY AND JUSTICE INITIATIVE (REJI)
IT’S ALL PART OF THE COMPANY’S $100 MILLION PLEDGE
US UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS JUMP TO 965,000 AS VIRUS TAKES TOLL
The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs.
SAMSUNG PROMISES NEW PHONES WILL DELIVER MORE FOR LESS MONEY
Samsung’s next crop of smartphones will boast bigger screens, better cameras, and longer-lasting batteries at lower prices than last year’s lineup that came out just before the pandemic toppled the economy.
ITALIAN ‘PINOCCHIO' TAKES THE PUPPET TO ITS ROOTS
The latest cinematic rendering of “ Pinocchio, ” from Italian director Matteo Garrone, is informed not by the friendly 1940 Walt Disney retelling, but the original source material.
WHATSAPP GROWTH SLUMPS AS RIVALS SIGNAL, TELEGRAM RISE
Encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing huge upticks in downloads from Apple and Google’s app stores.
US SPACE COMMAND SITE TO BE LOCATED IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
The U.S. Air Force announced that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO GET MY 2ND VACCINE SHOT?
As U.S. health officials try to get COVID-19 vaccines to people more quickly, it’s already time for some people to get their second shots.
Screening, Vaccinations Help Fight Cervical Cancer
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and an important time of year to raise awareness about the importance of cervical health screenings for women.
Back-to-Back Blockbuster IPOs Revitalize Wall Street
Last year was full of blockbuster IPOs (initial public offerings) across the globe.
Never Mind the IPOs—Rent's Falling
Money is washing through the tech sector, but some of its workers have left San Francisco
Did Airbnb Win The Pandemic?
The company’s ability to adapt to Covid puts it ahead of rivals and may have saved its IPO
AIRBNB DETAILS YEARS OF LOSSES AHEAD OF PLANNED IPO
Airbnb was losing money even before the pandemic struck and cut its revenue by almost a third, the home-sharing company revealed in documents filed this week ahead of a planned initial public offering of its stock.
AIRBNB SETS UP ENDOWMENT, COUNCIL FOR HOSTS AHEAD OF IPO
Airbnb is setting up an endowment fund to support its 4 million hosts as part of its upcoming initial public offering.
KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
During the coronavirus pandemic, people should guard their eyes with glasses or face shields to protect their eyes from virus infection.
UF/IFAS Extension Helps Farmworkers Stay Safe From COVID
UF/IFAS EXTENSION EXPERTS are communicating with agricultural workers to connect them with COVID-19 free testing, safety information and training – a role they have been serving throughout the pandemic.
Airbnb Requires Hosts To Commit To Enhanced Cleaning
Airbnb said it will require hosts to comply with enhanced cleaning procedures as part of its effort to reassure guests and local officials during the coronavirus pandemic.