Day: January 12, 2021

New testing requirements to fly coming this month

New testing requirements to fly coming this month

Beginning on January 26th, all international travelers entering the United States will need proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

Travelers entering the United States will need to show proof of a test taken within three days of departure and written confirmation that the test result came back negative. The rule is the same regardless of whether someone has received the vaccine or not, due to expert advice that says those who get the vaccine could still potentially transmit the virus.

The Celtics-Magic Game Postponed

The Celtics-Magic Game Postponed

Since the Celtics do not have eight healthy players, the NBA has postponed the game between the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic. While the game is now scheduled for Friday, the Magic have not yet arrived in Boston. Despite the constant testing and safety precautions, the NBA has had to postpone five games due to COVID-19 after starting the season less than a month ago.

Netflix’s 2021 Film Slate

Netflix’s 2021 Film Slate

On Tuesday, Netflix announced its 2021 film slate. This follows similar actions by streaming services such as Disney+ and HBO Max, who came out with similar announcements of their own. Netflix, however, is the largest of these streaming services, with 195 million subscribers across the globe. As such, it has unveiled that it will hold around 70 movies in its 2021 film slate.

Belichick to refuse Medal of Freedom

Belichick to refuse Medal of Freedom

Citing the recent attack on the Capitol, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick announced his refusal of the Medal of Freedom. In a statement released Monday evening, in which neither the president nor political parties are mentioned, Belichick further explained why he will not be accepting the award, even though he did feel honored to receive it.

Trump Supporters Plan More Riots Through Inauguration Day

Trump Supporters Plan More Riots Through Inauguration Day

Not even a week after the violent siege on the Capitol, Pro-Trump extremists are now planning more attacks leading up to January 20th, President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day. A bulletin was issued on Monday by the FBI to law enforcement agencies warning of possible new threats of violence. These threats include the potential for armed protests at all 50 state capitals across the country, as groups are planning to storm various government buildings in the event that President Trump is removed from office before Inauguration Day.

Paris Fashion Week Entirely Virtual

Paris Fashion Week Entirely Virtual

As fears over the coronavirus continue to heighten, officials have declared that this month’s Paris men’s and haute couture shows are to be audience-free. Following instructions from the police, The Federation de la Haute Couture et del la Mode requires that luxury houses do not invite guests this season.

Extremist Rhetoric Is Being Pushed Offline, To Divided Reactions

Extremist Rhetoric Is Being Pushed Offline, To Divided Reactions

Though we are less than two short weeks into it, 2021 has already seen some of the most startling political developments in decades. Among these developments, arguably, is the precedent set by many social media companies, which have started cracking down on extremist rhetoric. This was likely fueled by events like the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by far-right extremists and supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Foods to Help Combat Bloating

Foods to Help Combat Bloating

While bloating is completely normal, there are foods that can help reduce the puffy and tired feeling you may experience after a meal. Whether you are lactose intolerant, experience IBS, have any kind of food intolerance, or simply experience regular bloating, there are typically ways to combat this phenomenon. Because everyone’s body is different, incorporating these foods is not a guaranteed way to reduce the feeling, so it is recommended that you talk to your doctor if you have frequent, uncomfortable bloating.

House Vote to Vote on Impeachment

House Vote to Vote on Impeachment

As the vote on impeachment in the House draws nearer, Republicans within the House are beginning to contemplate their votes for Wednesday. It is expected that most Republicans in the House will oppose the article of impeachment presented on Wednesday, however, there are still a few Republicans expected to vote in favor.

Lawmakers Test Positive for COVID-19 Following Events at the Capitol

Lawmakers Test Positive for COVID-19 Following Events at the Capitol

In the wake of last Wednesday’s siege on the Capitol, two US House members have now tested positive for COVID-19. On Monday, New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (Democrat) announced her positive rapid test result while apparently waiting for the results of the more thorough PCR test.

Olivia Rodrigo Bops to the Top

Olivia Rodrigo Bops to the Top

17-year-old singer, songwriter, and actress Olivia Rodrigo broke the internet overnight with her hit song, “Driver’s License.” This incredibly personal song is already bringing her listeners to tears and has taken her fame to the next level. In fact, after her song made it next to Taylor Swift on the iTunes top charts, Swift praised Rodrigo and even commented on her post, saying: “I say that’s my baby and I’m really proud.”