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CDC releases guidelines for full in-person reopening of schools

CDC releases guidelines for full in-person reopening of schools

Health
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Schools can open for full in-person learning even in areas with high levels of community spread of COVID-19, provided they implement sound mitigation strategies, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. This includes schools in so-called "red zones" with high levels of disease transmission, which currently encompasses more than 90% of the United States, according to the officials. Advertisement However, schools in these regions must ensure that all students, teachers and staff wear masks when attending classes in person, implement steps to allow for physical distancing on-site and curtail sports and other extracurricular activities, officials said. The recommendations are part of new guidelines released Friday by the CDC. "With the release o...
Peter Jackson releases five-minute sneak peek at upcoming Beatles film

Peter Jackson releases five-minute sneak peek at upcoming Beatles film

Entertainment
Director Sir Peter Jackson has released a five-minute sneak peek of his long-awaited documentary about The Beatles. The film won't be open in UK cinemas until next summer, but Sir Peter said he wanted to share a montage in the meantime to cheer people up this Christmas. His selected clips show the Fab Four working in the studio, joking with the camera, and their last live gig, backed with a recording of the band's single and documentary namesake: Get Back. "We wanted to give the fans of The Beatles all over the world a holiday treat, so we put together this five-minute sneak peek at our upcoming theatrical film The Beatles: Get Back," the Oscar-winning director said."We hope it will bring a smile to everyone's faces and some much-needed joy at this difficult time." ...

Chinese streaming and mobile gaming company releases rap video with quarterly results

Finance
People visit the video platform Bilibili stand during the 2020 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) at Shanghai New International Expo Center on July 31, 2020 in Shanghai, China.Zhou You | Visual China Group | Getty ImagesBEIJING — One of the most popular video and gaming apps among China's youth, Bilibili, decided to illustrate its quarterly earnings report on Thursday in a rather unconventional way with the release of a rap music video.The Nasdaq-listed company is one of the fastest growing apps in China. After the earnings report, Bilibili's shares rose more than 6% in extended trading Thursday.With what looks like a plush white TV cartoon "head" — in the style of the American DJ Marshmello — the lead performer prances about a futuristic, space station-like capsu...
Pentagon releases Electromagnetic Superiority Strategy

Pentagon releases Electromagnetic Superiority Strategy

Business
Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The Pentagon released its Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy Thursday. Intended to align DoD electromagnetic spectrum activities with the objectives of the 2017 National Security Strategy, the National Defense Strategy and national and economy policy goals, the strategy outlines five goals which each have subordinate objectives. Advertisement "The rise of mobile systems and digital technology across the globe has placed enormous strain on the available spectrum for DOD's command, control, and communication needs. This strategy will help set the conditions needed to ensure our warfighters have freedom of action within the electromagnetic spectrum to successfully conduct operations and training in congested, contested and constrained multi-domain environments acr...
Watch: HBO Max releases trailer for ‘West Wing’ reunion special

Watch: HBO Max releases trailer for ‘West Wing’ reunion special

Entertainment
Oct. 8 (UPI) -- HBO Max released a trailer for A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, a reunion special of Aaron Sorkin's White House-based drama featuring most of the original cast in a staged reading of a classic episode. The trailer for the special, which streams Oct. 15 on HBO Max, features The West Wing stars Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Rob Lowe and Dule Hill performing a staged reading of Season 3 episode "Hartsfield's Landing" at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Advertisement This is Us star Sterling K. Brown joins the cast as Leo McGarry, the role plated by late actor John Spencer. The special is a benefit for When We All Vote, a nonprofit aimed at increasing voter registration and participation. The act breaks will f...