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Biden, CDC director warn of virus rebound if nation lets up

Biden, CDC director warn of virus rebound if nation lets up

Health
WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden and a top health official warned Monday that too many Americans are declaring virus victory too quickly, appealing for mask requirements and other restrictions to be maintained or restored to stave off a “fourth surge” of COVID-19. The head of the CDC said she had a feeling of “impending doom” if people keep easing off.The double dose of warnings came even as Biden laid out hopeful new steps to expand coronavirus vaccinations, with all adults to become eligible over the next 5 weeks. Biden announced plans to expand the number of retail pharmacies that are administering vaccines, and investments to help Americans get to vaccination sites. But the optimism was tempered by stark warnings about the potential for another wave of cases.“This is deadly serious,” ...
Royal Mail: Former Test and Trace director named as new boss

Royal Mail: Former Test and Trace director named as new boss

Business
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Director Robert Rodriguez shares Baby Yoda video

Director Robert Rodriguez shares Baby Yoda video

Entertainment
Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Director Robert Rodriguez shared on Twitter a video of him playing guitar for the Child/Grogu -- known by legions of fans as Baby Yoda -- on the set of the Disney+ show, The Mandalorian. "Here's a Christmas present to all those who asked me what it's like to hang out with Baby Yoda on the set of #TheMandalorian #TheTragedy. Check out #DisneyGallery for more behind the scenes!" Rodriguez tweeted Friday. Advertisement The clip shows Rodriguez jamming on the guitar while the adorable puppet wiggles his ears and nods his head to the music. Season 2 of The Mandalorian -- a Star Wars spinoff starring Pedro Pascal -- had its finale on Dec. 18. Rodriguez helmed Episode 6, which debuted on Dec. 4. His other credits include Sin City, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Despera...
Army talent management program a success, director says

Army talent management program a success, director says

Business
Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The director of the U.S. Army Talent Management Task Force this week called 2020 a success, citing innovations in finding and retaining officers. The office was elevated in prominence in 2019 after Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville called for making Army personnel a greater priority, with talent management a special interest. Advertisement Since Fiscal Year 2020 began in September 2019, the Army found preferred assignments for over 30,000 active-duty officers with the Army Talent Alignment Process, a system designed to match the needs of soldiers and incoming units, according to the Army. "2020 has been a rough year for everyone, but when you look at the Talent Management Task Force you see how we've taken the chief's No. 1priority and made it a reality," Maj. Gen...
Lukas Gage calls out ‘unmuted’ director for mocking his flat on Zoom audition

Lukas Gage calls out ‘unmuted’ director for mocking his flat on Zoom audition

Entertainment
Euphoria star Lukas Gage has shared the awkward moment a director insulted his flat during a Zoom audition - without realising he was not muted.Just before he is about to perform a scene, a male director heard telling someone else on the video call: "These poor people live in these tiny apartments. Like I'm looking at his background, and he's got his TV and you know..." The 25-year-old winces before pointing out: "Yeah, unmuted."He adds: "I know, it's a s***ty apartment. That's why give me this job, so I can get a better one!"When the director - whose identity is unknown - realises his mistake, he tells Gage: "Oh my God, I'm so, so sorry." ...