Alcatraz reopens for indoor tours after yearlong closure

Fox News Appeals To Gen X For Help. Gen X Tells Fox News Where To Stick It.

Fox News tried to enlist Generation X into its manufactured “cancel culture” war on Monday. 

It didn’t go well. 

Over the weekend, author Matthew Hennessey wrote a column in the New York Post calling on Generation X “to fight the cancel culture” that has become a constant right-wing talking point, especially on Fox News.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) shared a link to the story, and naturally Fox News picked up the cause with a direct appeal to Gen X:

Many Gen Xers were quick to point out that the prime Fox News demographic today were the “adults” of the 1970s and ’80s who attempted to restrict or ban everything from rap and heavy metal music to video games to Dungeons and Dragons. 

That, combined with the generation’s proud indifference, led to a swift reply on social media suggesting that Gen X is sending the Fox News call straight to voicemail: 

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Jameis Winston is getting a hefty raise, but will return to the New Orleans Saints on a thrifty deal relative to the NFL's world of gold-plated quarterback contracts.

After spending what amounted to a one-year apprenticeship under coach Sean Payton and retiring quarterback Drew Brees – at the cost of $1.1 million – Winston has agreed to re-sign for the 2021 season for just $12 million, according to multiple reports.

Winston and Taysom Hill, who started four games last season when Brees was battling injured ribs and other assorted injuries, are expected to battle it out for the departing legend's spot atop the QB depth chart. 

Opinion: Patriots spending big, and Bill Belichick’s competitive juice is still hot. But pump the brakes.

Wow, look at Bill Belichick. Within hours of the “legal tampering” period that opened on Monday, no team came out firing quite like the New England Patriots.

Of course, they needed this after suffering through the franchise’s first losing season (7-9) in two decades …which just happened to coincide with the departure of Tom Brady. Check that. Fresh Super Bowl champ Tom Brady.

Belichick answered in true March Madness fashion (NFL version) by striking deals to unload piles of Robert Kraft’s cash on several free agents, who can be signed officially on Wednesday, that addressed some key needs.

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‘Private sector can help unlock CPSEs’ real value’

Efficient use of tech is the key, says FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said efficient management and use of the latest technology by the private sector will help unlock the real value of CPSEs undergoing strategic sale and bring much higher dividends for the economy.

Ms. Sitharaman said that the NITI Aayog had been mandated to identify and recommend CPSEs — which are not in the ‘priority sector’ — for strategic disinvestment.

These CPSEs are reckoned as ‘low priority’ for the government notwithstanding that they may be profit-making companies .

“The unlocking of real value through better / efficient management and use of latest technology by the private sector may bring much higher dividends for the economy as a whole in terms of growth, productivity and employment,” Ms. Sitharaman said in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

Alcatraz reopens for indoor tours after yearlong closure

SAN FRANCISCO — Alcatraz, the historic island prison off San Francisco, opened up Monday for a limited number of indoor tours, which had been off-limits for more than a year due to the pandemic.

Face masks and social distancing are still required at the island, which once housed Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Ferries to Alcatraz are operating at 25% capacity, carrying about 150 passengers instead of the usual 600.

Access to the infamous cell house will also be limited only to visitors who sign up for the audio tour in advance.

Safety modifications have been made throughout the island including social distancing markers, increased cleanings and hand sanitizing stations.

Food service will not be available on the ferries or on the island.

In August, the popular tourist destination opened to an outdoor-only experience, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Alcatraz usually hosts up to 5,000 tourists a day. For now, that number will be reduced to about a thousand.