Twitter to bring back verified badges next year

Live Mint | 2020-11-25

New Delhi: Verified badges will return to Twitter next year, the social media platform announced in a blog post today. The company had stopped public applications for verification badges three years ago, after hearing complaints that they seemed to be awarded arbitrarily. Twitter revealed...

Some Amazon workers get $3,000 bonuses. Others got $10.

Chicago Business | 2020-11-24

(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. is doling out hiring bonuses as high as $3,000 to make sure it has enough people to squeak through the busy holiday shopping season. That’s stoking resentment among existing workers who recently got coupons for Thanksgiving turkeys as a thank you for their hard...

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Tesla’s market value accelerates past $500 billion

Asiatimes | 2020-11-25

TikTok’s 90 days in the cooking pot Tesla’s market value soared to more than US$500 billion Tuesday ahead of its listing on the S&P 500, with its stock finishing up 6.4%, or by nearly $32 billion, in 24 hours. That gave it a valuation of $526 billion, a rise of more than 560% since the start of...

A 2nd $1,200 stimulus payment needs to happen soon, economists say

ABC7 | 2020-11-25

Between a White House in transition and rising COVID-19 cases in the U.S., dozens of the top economists in the country are pressing lawmakers back at work in Washington to act quickly on passing a second stimulus bill to send $1,200 payments to tens of millions of Americans. On Monday, an signed by...

Gut hormones' regulation of fat production abnormal in obesity, fatty liver disease: study

Sina | 2020-11-25

CHICAGO, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- One key gut hormone, released a few hours after eating, turns off fat production by regulating gene expression in the liver. This regulation is abnormal in obesity, according to a study posted on the website of the University of Illinois (UI) on Tuesday. In the study,...

I had an abortion after I found out my baby had Down’s syndrome

Metro UK | 2020-11-24

I remember thinking that my 12 week scan was a bit odd. The sonographer kept asking to take a second look at the baby and it was taking longer than I’d expected. Then he asked me to take a walk around the block to see if the baby would move and he could get a better view. When...

ATP Finals: Dominic Thiem recovers to stun Novak Djokovic and make final

Gulf News | 2020-11-21

Dominic Thiem came back from the brink of defeat to beat Novak Djokovic in a gripping last-four clash at the ATP Finals on Saturday as he reached the final for the second successive year. The 27-year-old Austrian appeared to be sliding to defeat when he trailed 0-4 in the third-set tiebreak but...

Novak Djokovic beats Alexander Zverev, advances to semi-finals at ATP Finals

Gulf News | 2020-11-20

London: Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-finals at the ATP Finals and eliminated Alexander Zverev on Friday by beating the German 6-3, 7-6 in an empty O2 Arena. The top-ranked Djokovic set up a match against Dominic...

Second-generation Laker Wesley Matthews fueled by championship opportunity

Daily Bulletin | 2020-11-25

Wesley Matthews shared a name and with his father, but for a long time, there was little else. For many years, he was raised by his mother, Pam Moore, and he and his father were not terribly close. But one of the few through lines has been basketball: The day he was born – Oct. 18, 1986 – was the...

Report: Pelicans, Ingram reach five-year deal

TSN Canada | 2020-11-24

The New Orleans Pelicans and Brandon Ingram have agreed to a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension,...

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BBC News | 2020-11-25

Beijing has dismissed criticism of Pope Francis of China's treatment of its Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang. It came after the head of the Roman...

US ‘ready to lead the world, not retreat from it,’ Biden says

Press TV | 2020-11-25

US President-elect Joe Biden says the country is "ready to lead the world, not retreat from it,” as he announces some of his cabinet picks. “It’s a team that...