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Texas weather: President Biden to declare major disaster

Texas weather: President Biden to declare major disaster

World
US President Joe Biden is set to declare a major disaster for Texas, clearing the way for more federal funds to be spent on relief efforts.Power is returning in the state and temperatures are set to rise but some 13 million people are still facing difficulties accessing clean water. Mr Biden has said he will visit Texas as long as his presence is not a burden on relief efforts. Nearly 60 deaths have been attributed to cold weather across the US.White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed Mr Biden has asked his team to expedite Texas' request for a disaster declaration. He has also been in touch with the mayors of some of Texas' biggest cities, such as Houston, Austin and Dallas, to ensure they have access to government resources, an administration official said. Several other southern stat...
Major Lindsay’s widow ‘upset’ after The Crown includes ski tragedy

Major Lindsay’s widow ‘upset’ after The Crown includes ski tragedy

Entertainment
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Third major COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in UK as PM told to ‘prepare a plan’ for roll-out

Third major COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in UK as PM told to ‘prepare a plan’ for roll-out

Technology
Global pharmaceutical company Janssen is beginning clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine in the UK.Around the country, 6,000 volunteers are taking part in phase-three trials of the COVID-19 vaccine at 17 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) sites, including in Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Leicester, Sheffield, Manchester, Dundee and Belfast. It is the third potential coronavirus vaccine to enter clinical trials in the UK, alongside US biotech company Novavax and University of Oxford/AstraZeneca whose studies are currently ongoing. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player ...

These travel plays may boost your portfolio – with one major exception

Finance
IHT Wealth Management's Yussef Gheriani believes now is a good time to consider adding travel plays to portfolios.Between cabin fever related to the pandemic and optimism surrounding effective coronavirus treatments, Gheriani speculates bookings will start meaningfully rising within the next couple of months."People are going to be sitting down at home saying 'Okay, it's snowy outside. I want to get out. I need to get somewhere. I need to do something.' And, they're going to start booking those trips," the firm's director of investments told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "As an investor, you want to be positioned ahead of the company even starting to get the bookings."According to Gheriani, most travelers will look to book trips for late spring and the second half of next year — ...