For the history students out there, you will find that watching films and documentaries are one of the greatest ways to go about studying general history. I will disregard the topic of documentaries for now because that may not be all too appealing at first glance. The Patriot (2000)Mel Gibson is known for directing and starring in various history films over the years and they all have varying degrees of historical accuracy depending on which film you pick up. Dunkirk (2017)Dunkirk depicts the very real struggles of the Allied Forces as they desperately try to evacuate the town of Dunkirk from the advancing German Army in World War II. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)It goes without saying that this film is definitely the most iconic and memorable history film I have ever watched.
January 09, 2021 18:33 UTC
(CNN) When the history of the 45th presidency is written, Wednesday, January 6, will go down as the day America realized how dangerous President Donald Trump really is. As the horrifying riot unfolded in the "people's house," it became clear that Trump had finally gone too far. Facing staff resignations and a looming impeachment, Trump made a meager attempt to mitigate the damage by finally acknowledging he won't be serving a second term in a prerecorded video Thursday evening. Backstage, Trump's son and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, recorded themselves dancing to the soundtrack and encouraging Trump supporters to "fight." At the White House, Trump's daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump and chief of staff Mark Meadows tried to convince Trump to record a message that would direct the rioters to stand down.
January 09, 2021 17:48 UTC
(CNN Business) Disinfectant gadgets, next-generation fitness equipment and robots that help you cook dinner. Those are a few of the countless new products expected to be unveiled next week at the Consumer Electronics Show, the annual splashy tech conference that typically sets the tone for the biggest trends of the year. Home automation, health and 5G will once again be buzzy topics, but many companies will also introduce pandemic-specific features to reflect our increased time at home. Each year, reporters, exhibitors and investors typically explore Las Vegas showrooms filled with giant TVs, smart cars and robots fixing martinis, but CES will be online only for the first time in its 54-year history due to Covid-19. The Consumer Electronics Association, the nonprofit behind the four-day event starting Monday, said 1,800 exhibitors from around the world will fill its "digital venue" this year -- a number that's down significantly from 4,000 in-person exhibitors last year.
January 09, 2021 16:18 UTC
(CNN) The weekly tallies of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the United States have never been higher, and state officials are warning of more alarming patterns following the holiday season. Colorado's state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy on Friday warned of "early signs" of a rise in Covid-19 cases. Some 131,889 Covid-19 patients were in US hospitals on Friday -- the third-highest figure recorded, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project. On Friday, county health officials reported the most Covid-19 deaths ever reported there in a single day: 318. And others are looking to retired health care workers who have the skills to administer vaccines and aren't actively attending to Covid-19 patients.
January 09, 2021 16:18 UTC
A cast member whose life featured in Michael Apted's Up documentary series has paid tribute to the director as a 'beacon of light' following his death aged 79. A tweet from the film academy said the organisation is 'very sorry to hear of the death of director Michael Apted'. A Twitter post signed by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: 'It is with very heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Michael Apted. The official Twitter page for the Oscars also paid tribute, saying: 'Director Michael Apted will always be remembered for the groundbreaking documentary 'Up' series. Thomas Schlamme, president of the DGA, said: 'Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the passing of esteemed director, longtime DGA leader and my friend Michael Apted.
January 09, 2021 16:02 UTC
(CNN) A half-foot of snow is expected for the Southern Plains this weekend, with winter weather alerts in effect Saturday from New Mexico to Louisiana. This will be a slow-moving system, with more time to dump snow and rain. For areas receiving snow, it will mostly be heavy and wet, making for dangerous driving conditions. Higher accumulations exist between Roswell, New Mexico, through Waco, Texas, where up to 8 inches of snow is possible. Heavy rain will flank the southern portion of this system, sliding east along the Gulf Coast region.
January 09, 2021 16:02 UTC
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been given the Covid-19 vaccination at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace revealed today. It is understood the Queen decided the information should be made public to prevent inaccuracies and further speculation. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: 'The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today received Covid-19 vaccinations.' It has since been offered to people over 80 or those who are at high risk from the virus, with people who live or work in care homes also top of the list to receive the jab. In the past fortnight inspectors have flagged more than a dozen care homes over problems with infection control.
January 09, 2021 15:56 UTC
Chris Jackson/Getty Images The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have received their Covid-19 vaccinations, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said Saturday. Previously, only frontline NHS staff were being vaccinated. Vaccinations among NHS staff will be subject to a risk assessment, prioritizing the most in need. Ahn Young-joon/AP South Korea reported 641 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. Japan's total now stands at 273,866 coronavirus cases and 3,945 deaths.
January 09, 2021 15:56 UTC
The couple's son, Prince Charles, tested positive for coronavirus and went into isolation in March. The UK reported 1,325 coronavirus-related fatalities on Friday -- its highest ever daily increase in deaths. Health officials face a deadly start to 2021 as a new coronavirus variant, first detected in the UK, sweeps the nation. In the capital, London's mayor declared a "major incident" on Friday, warning that hospitals in the city were close to being overrun. "If we do not take immediate action now, our [National Health Service] could be overwhelmed and more people will die."
January 09, 2021 15:33 UTC
Officer Sicknick was injured while physically engaging with the rioters and collapsed after returning to his division office. "One adult female and two adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies, which resulted in their deaths," DC Police Chief Robert Contee said. The three were on the grounds of the Capitol when they experienced their medical emergencies, Contee said. Officer Sicknick was injured while physically engaging with the rioters and collapsed after returning to his division office. Janet B., Las Vegas, Nevada "I was watching the confirmation process and saw the Capitol, MY Capitol, being stormed.
January 09, 2021 15:22 UTC
January 9, 2021 08:27 pm-The coronavirus death toll in Sri Lanka has been increased by four new deaths, confirms the Director-General of Health Services. Accordingly, Sri Lanka has reported a total of 229 deaths from the virus. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.
January 09, 2021 15:00 UTC
January 9, 2021 08:11 pm-The Government Information Department reports that 238 more persons have tested positive for Covid-19, increasing today’s tally of fresh cases to 535 thus far. All new cases are close associates of Covid-19 patients from the Peliyagoda cluster. The total number of Covid-19 cases reported in the country has increased to 47,840 while total recoveries are currently at 40,838. Presently a total of 6,773 patients infected with the virus are under medical care.
January 09, 2021 14:37 UTC
The total count of COVID-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka reached 47,602 this evening (January 09) as 297 more persons were tested positive for the virus. Reportedly,279 of the newly-identified cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda fish market cluster and the remaining 18 have been detected from the prison cluster. As per the Health Ministry’s data, 40,838 of the confirmed patients have made returned to health as of today. However, 6,539 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment centres across the country. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 225.
January 09, 2021 12:33 UTC
The Ministry of Health says that 521 patients being treated for Covid-19 have recovered and were discharged from hospitals within the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of Covid-19 recoveries in the country to 40,838. Majority of recoveries were reported by Dr Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (65), Police Training School in Kalutara (42), Bingriya Treatment Centre (41), Punanai Treatment Centre (36), Kahawatta Treatment Centre (35), Kandakadu Treatment Centre (34), Polgolla Treatment Centre (30), Panideniya Treatment Centre (26), Hambantota District General Hospital (22), Laggala Pallegama District Hospital (21) and Kamburugamuwa Hospital (20). The tally of coronavirus cases reported in the country thus far is 47,305 while 6,242 of them are still under medical care. Sri Lanka also witnessed 225 fatalities in total due to the outbreak of the virus.
January 09, 2021 11:15 UTC