2 Dead, Thousands Of Homes Without Power As Powerful Storm Batters UK

A car, crushed by a fallen tree and lamppost in Birkenhead, north west England. London: Two people were killed, thousands of homes cut off from power and drivers stuck on freezing roads overnight as a powerful storm hit the northern UK, authorities said Saturday. One woman tweeted a video of her flight from Paris struggling … Read more

Director Brett Morgen Finalizing DAVID BOWIE Documentary Based on Thousands of Hours of Rare Footage — GeekTyrant

Director Brett Morgen, who brought us Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane, and The Kid Stays in the Picture, is finalizing a top-secret David Bowie documentary based on “thousands of hours of rare performance footage of the musician, most of it previously uncirculated.” Morgen has been working on the doc for four years, and has … Read more

Meta plans to remove thousands of sensitive ad-targeting categories.

SAN FRANCISCO — Meta, the social media company formerly known as Facebook, said on Tuesday that it planned to eliminate advertisers’ ability to target people with promotions based on their interactions with content related to health, race and ethnicity, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation and thousands of other topics. The move, which takes effect on … Read more

Video: Thousands Protest New Zealand’s Covid-19 Mandates

new video loaded: Thousands Protest New Zealand’s Covid-19 Mandates transcript Back transcript Thousands Protest New Zealand’s Covid-19 Mandates About 3,000 people gathered in New Zealand’s capital to protest against coronavirus vaccination requirements and restrictions, forcing a lockdown of Parliament. Crowd: “Freedom. Freedom.” “What do we want?” “Freedom.” “When do we want it?” “Now.” “What do … Read more

Comcast admits “widespread” outage as tens of thousands of users report problems

Enlarge / A Comcast Xfinity service van in Sunnyvale, California, in November 2018. Getty Images | Sundry Photography There appears to be a widespread Comcast outage affecting customers in multiple parts of the country this morning. News reports have described large outages in Chicago, Philadelphia, and southern New Jersey. “Xfinity’s own outage tracker is currently down, … Read more

Thousands of Canadians head for the southern United States again.

Tickets are going fast for the first dinner-and-dance event of the season at Country Road’s newly renovated ballroom this weekend, she said. Activity rooms for woodcarving, pottery-making and quilting have reopened for the first time since March 2020. Hundreds will be gathering for bingo nights and a weekly church service, as they did before the … Read more

Thousands Protest In New Zealand Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

New Zealand has struggled to fight off a highly infectious outbreak of the Delta variant this year Wellington: New Zealand beefed up security measures at its parliament on Tuesday as thousands of people gathered to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and government lockdowns. All but two entrances to the parliament building, known as the Beehive, … Read more

Thousands of Canadians head for the southern United States again.

Activity rooms for woodcarving, pottery-making and quilting have reopened for the first time since March 2020. Hundreds will be gathering for bingo nights and a weekly church service, as they did before the pandemic. “Last winter was surreal: empty streets, organized activities canceled, common areas shut down,” said Kristi Getz, an American at the RV … Read more

Tens of thousands mourn Brazilian country music singer

Ilsa da Costa Oliveira, wrapped in Brazil’s green and yellow flag and holding three red roses in one hand and a CD of Mendonça in the other, spoke of the traits that made the singer so popular: “She is very charitable to the public, to women, to men, children, young people, old people … She’s … Read more

Thousands rally in rainy Glasgow for COP26 climate action – Times of India

GLASGOW: Thousands of protesters set off from a Glasgow park Saturday to march through the city hosting the UN climate conference and demand bolder global action. Students, activists and climate-concerned citizens bundled up against the damp cold, linking arms as they moved west from the city’s Kelvingrove Park toward the central George Square. Carrying red … Read more