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Surging California wildfire prompts Nevada evacuations
California’s northern mountain areas already have seen several large fires that have destroyed more than a dozen homes. Although there are no confirmed reports of building damage, the fire prompted evacuation orders or warnings for hundreds of homes and several campgrounds in California along with the closure of nearly 200 square miles (518 square kilometers) of Plumas National Forest.
There’s no evidence a Covid booster shot is necessary, says Dr. Ashish Jha
There's no need for Covid booster doses right now, the dean of Brown University's School of Public Health said Friday, as highly transmissible, new variants test the protections of the available vaccines. Jha's comments come after Pfizer and BioNTech announced Thursday that they are developing a Covid-19 booster shot intended to target the delta variant. On CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith," Jha underscored the importance of waiting for the data when it comes to a booster shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration issued a joint statement that said Americans who are fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot. "Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time.
Chinese antitrust regulator blocks Tencent's $5.3 billion video games merger
An online anchor is seen at the stand of live streaming platform Douyu during the Comic Up 26 on July 25, 2020 in Shanghai, China. China's market regulator on Saturday said it would block Tencent Holdings' plan to merge the country's top two videogame streaming sites, Huya and DouYu , on antitrust grounds. 2, respectively, as China's most popular video game streaming sites, where users flock to watch e-sports tournaments and follow professional gamers. Earlier this year, the anti-monopoly regulator placed a record $2.75 billion fine on e-commerce giant Alibaba for engaging in anti-competitive behaviour. "If Huya and DouYu are to merge, the original joint control of Douyu will become Tencent's complete control of a merged entity," Zhang wrote.
California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner, who is polling at 6%, says 'I guarantee you that I am in the lead'
John Shearer/Getty ImagesCaitlyn Jenner had her first press conference 77 days after announcing her gubernatorial bid, the AP reported. Jenner insisted she was in the lead, Politico reported, but a poll from May showed her in with only 6% support. California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said she's leading in the polls on Friday, disregarding a poll in May that showed she only had 6% support, Politico reported. "Honestly, I'm not concerned about the polling," Jenner said at her first campaign press conference on Friday, according to Politico. Politico reported that Jenner touted her name recognition during the press conference.
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Moise was assassinated in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)Two suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are moved to be displayed to the media at the General Direction of the police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, July 8, 2021. Moise was assassinated in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday. The gallery was curated by AP photo editors Jacqueline Larma, Enric Marti and Patrick Sison. Follow AP visual journalism:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnewsAP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_ImagesAP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
Tunisia virus situation catastrophic: health ministry
Tunisia's health system has "collapsed" under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday, describing the virus's affect on the country as "catastrophic". On Tuesday alone, Tunisia recorded 9,823 cases and 134 deaths, its worst daily toll from the virus. "The current health situation is catastrophic," spokeswoman Nissaf Ben Alya said, in an interview with a local radio station. Unfortunately, the health system has collapsed," she said. "The health situation will get worse if efforts are not united," she added.
Arab countries pledge aid as Tunisia struggles with COVID pandemic
President Kais Saied said in a statement that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had pledged to send vaccinations and whatever medical equipment Tunisia needed. After successfully containing the virus in the first wave last year, Tunisia is now grappling with a rise in infections. Tunisia recorded 189 deaths on Friday, the highest daily toll since the pandemic began last year. "We are in a catastrophic situation ... the health system has collapsed, we can only find a bed in hospitals with great difficulty," health ministry spokesperson Nisaf Ben Alaya said. The total number of coronavirus cases so far in Tunisia has climbed to around 480,000, with more than 16,000 deaths.
Christina Haack Reveals She Smoked Psychedelic Toad Venom and Says It 'Reset My Brain'
The Daily BeastCobb County Jail/GoFundMeTwo of the victims of a triple homicide at an Atlanta-area golf course over the July 4 weekend were found bound with tape, according to an arrest warrant. Paul Pierson, 76, and Henry Valdez, 46, had their hands, legs, and mouths bound when police found their bodies in the bed of a pickup truck parked near the 10th hole of the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia, last Saturday. The body of 46-year-old golf pro Gene Siller was also found near the truck. Police have
Vaccines that pinch-hit for other ones
But in the last several years, researchers have discovered that certain vaccines can also reduce people’s susceptibility to unrelated pathogens. Similar effects were later documented with some vaccines for tuberculosis, smallpox, and polio. Benn’s group showed that the nonspecific benefits came from live vaccines, which contain a pathogen in weakened form, rather than from non-live vaccines, which contain the whole or parts of the dead pathogen. No one is suggesting that live vaccines for other pathogens are likely to be more effective against COVID-19 than these targeted vaccines are. However, the strategy of using live vaccines to boost overall immunity “has huge potential” for lessening future disease outbreaks before specific vaccines can be developed to fight them, Benn says.
Surging California wildfire prompts Nevada evacuations
BECKWOURTH, Calif. — A Northern California wildfire exploding through bone-dry timber prompted Nevada authorities to evacuate a border-area community as flames leapt on ridgetops of nearby mountains. On Friday, Death Valley National Park in California recorded a staggering high of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 Celsius). In Oregon, pushed by strong winds, a wildfire in Klamath County grew from nearly 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) Thursday to nearly 61 square miles (158 square kilometers) on Friday in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on private land. That fire was threatening transmission lines that send electricity to California, which along with expected heat-related demand prompted California Gov. Fire crews in north-central Idaho were facing extreme conditions and gusts as they fought two wildfires covering a combined 19.5 square miles (50.5 square kilometers).
Social Studies: The family penalty, the power of Black policing, cold greeting
In a survey experiment, Americans were asked to evaluate applicants for a job at a marketing and analytics company. Applicants described as “unemployed for the past year; otherwise was working since college” were less likely to be chosen than continuously employed job seekers. But applicants described as “taking time off work for family reasons for the past year; otherwise was working since college” were even less likely to be chosen. Ammons-Blanfort, C. et al., “Self-Help and Black Firearm Crime,” Crime & Delinquency (forthcoming). However, as the temperature rose, the German woman was increasingly more likely to receive help than the Middle Eastern woman.
In ‘Brief Encounters,’ documentary’s camera follows photographer
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Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
By Niniek Karmini | Associated PressJAKARTA, Indonesia — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. Beside those donations, Indonesia plans to buy 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — devices that generate oxygen — from neighboring Singapore, Pandjaitan said. Oxygen tanks were rolled out onto sidewalks for those lucky enough to get them, while others have been told they have to find their own. “Panicked people bought oxygen tanks even though they didn’t need them yet,” Mulyana said. As its own cases surged, Jakarta then canceled a plan to send another 2,000 oxygen concentrators to India in late June.
The science behind why some people are eating their way through the pandemic
A lot of people have been buying, preparing, and eating much, much more than usual while working from home. Eating foods such as sugar and carbohydrates can, in turn, make people feel better by prompting the release of yet another chemical in the brain — dopamine, which is associated with pleasure — in the same kind of reaction produced by drugs. “Someone who has eaten a usually healthy diet is now eating more sugar at home.”Even in comparatively normal times, people turn to food for comfort. AdvertisementWhether people are eating all of that stuff they’re baking does concern nutrition and health experts. This is not a normal time.”That’s what Cohen, the eating disorders specialist, said too.
The most watching-the-Olympics-on-TV quotes of the week
(Thursday, The Dallas Morning News)“Herd immunity is not a uniform distribution. (Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News)“Financially hobbled for life. (Friday, The Dallas Morning News)“One good thing about crypto mining is it’s adding flexibility to the system. (Thursday, The Wall Street Journal)Legally Blonde “is more relevant in a deeper way now than ever before. I can go out, like my Guinness world records, just leave it right there and walk off.” — Scripps National Spelling Bee champion Zaila Avante-garde, who holds three Guinness world records for basketball dribbling, and, now that she has conquered Guinness and Scripps, plans to move on to new adventures.
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Navajo Nation's largest casino prepares to reopen to public
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's largest casino is preparing to reopen for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. The Twin Arrows Resort Casino east of Flagstaff has been closed since March 2020. Casino and hotel patrons will be required to wear masks and have their temperatures checked. The number of newly reported coronavirus cases on the reservation has remained relatively low. Still, tribal leaders have urged residents of the reservation that stretches into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah to be cautious, wear masks and get vaccinated.
Editorial: County makes right move on new training academy
Bernalillo County has inked its first “build to suit” agreement that will give the county a new, custom-built training facility for sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and EMTs. Developer FireEd LLC will front the building costs for the 40,981-square-foot training academy in the South Valley and the county will lease the building for 30 years, starting at $1.6 million a year. '”Deputy County Manager Greg Perez said the current firefighter training venue is “substandard” and too small. Perez said it’s been about two years since sheriff’s deputies and county fire held a joint training – and then they used Cottonwood Mall as the venue. But the new training academy won’t be limited to incoming cadets.
‘We didn’t know the rules we were rebelling against’: how The Office changed comedy
Yet by marrying all those things together – and so much more – The Office managed to raze the comedy landscape, establishing a whole new language and style for the British sitcom. The Office is relentlessly, ridiculously funny, and yet, suggests Allen, also helped liberate sitcoms from the “pressure to do jokes, jokes, jokes”. Photograph: Jack Barnes/BBCIf The Office contributed to the demise of catchphrase comedy and punchline-heavy standup, it wasn’t exactly an accident. The Office is a comedy about comedy. “You almost got locked into the rhythm of speaking in that Brent way, it was a musical thing.
Grey glamour at Cannes film festival as stars show their silver hair
The red carpet at Cannes film festival has long featured A-list stars in glamorous gowns and with perfect hair. Helen Mirren also attended, wearing her grey hair up in a chignon, and Jodie Foster, who received an honorary Palme d’Or at the festival, had her hair in a shoulder-length bob with grey streaks visible around her hairline. But while this is a trend for millennials and Gen Z, naturally grey hair on women over a certain age is different. Though men who go grey are seen as distinguished, grey hair on older women has been seen as unattractive, ageing and even a disadvantage in the job market. Both are positive that the perception of women with naturally grey hair is changing.
No kick from shampanskoye: new law falling flat at upscale Moscow bars
The wine buckets sweat away in heatwave conditions, but ask the upscale Russian clientele whether they are ready to accept French champagne as “sparkling wine” and you will get a distinctly cool reaction. “Champagne is still champagne,” smiled Ilya, a consultant in his 20s taking a cigarette break. He had settled on prosecco that evening and said he was not averse to ordering a bottle of Russian sparkling wine. A supermarket in Moscow: French champagne supplier Moët Hennessy briefly halted deliveries to Russia when the law was introduced. “If we are selling namely [French] champagne, it’s going to remain in the champagne section,” said Lebedeva.
Fox News’ planned 24-hour weather channel has climate experts worried
Fox News Media, the company that owns the reactionary, climate crisis-skeptical Fox News, is launching a weather channel this year – a development that has climate crisis experts worried. Fox Weather, a 24-hour channel devoted to all things meteorological, promises “cutting-edge display technology”, according to a press release, with “forecasting experts surrounding every major weather event”. But it is Fox News’ output, and the potential for Fox Weather to adopt a similar tone to its sister channel, that has onlookers concerned. Sharri Berg, formerly the executive vice-president of news operations for the Fox News channel, will oversee Fox Weather, along with Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media. If Fox Weather does not interfere with the weather information its new staff is putting out, then Maibach said there is hope – for the weather channel at least.
Hong Kong's urban farms sprout gardens in the sky
With their heads in the clouds and their hands in the soil, a group of office workers are busy harvesting the fruits of their labor on the roof of a Hong Kong skyscraper. But while Hong Kong is one of the most densely packed places on earth, there is still considerable space to grow food locally. | AFP-JIJITo incorporate urban farms into the blueprints for office buildings, Rooftop Republic closely collaborates with architects, developers and property managers. “In Hong Kong, most of the people focus on the commercial value of the properties. The 60-year-old initially learned techniques and tricks from professionals to develop her farming plot in the New Territories region of Hong Kong — a rural area close to the border with mainland China.
Subway floods in New York following heavy rain
Bad weather sweeping across the region associated with Storm Elsa impacts quite spectacularly on 149th St Grand Concourse subway station.
Quality of palliative care falls in Japan amid pandemic
Over 70% of hospitals in Japan with palliative care units for patients with terminal cancer and other diseases believe that the quality of care has decreased due to the pandemic, a survey by a nonprofit organization showed. The pandemic has forced hospitals to reduce visits to patients by family members and others to prevent infections, according to Hospice Palliative Care Japan, a nonprofit based in Kanagawa Prefecture. The March survey covered 376 hospitals and asked them about their measures taken between December and February. About 33% of responding hospitals said that the quality of palliative care has “greatly decreased” due to the pandemic, while 39% said that it has “decreased somewhat.”Only 25% said that the quality of care has not decreased. “Infection prevention measures and visit restrictions need to be reviewed based on the infection situation and the situation of patients and their families,” said Hirofumi Abo, vice president of Hospice Palliative Care Japan.
Shizuoka hotels take in evacuees from deadly landslide
The disaster occurred in the resort city of Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, less than an hour from Tokyo by bullet train. Hotel New Akao told the city government the morning after the disaster that it was ready to accommodate evacuees. Disaster relief personnel on Friday in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture | KYODOAs of Friday night, a total of 572 people were staying in Atami New Fujiya Hotel and Hotel New Akao. Most of the evacuees were staying at Atami New Fujiya, which decided to extend the initial planned stay by a week, until July 16, to accommodate the evacuees. Some small-scale accommodation facilities in Atami have also started to take in evacuees free of charge.
The Magic of Crab and Melon Okroshka
“Do we need four melons?” asked my husband, who I think imagined the second fridge holding something liquid and hops-based. “Of course!” I said, feigning deep offense at the insinuation that I might lose my sense of proportion at a summer farmer’s market. But the game was now on, but I was ready to hatch something long imagined: an upscale version of okroshka. Okroshka is one of the great joys of the short, but intense Russian summer. Made with either kvass or kefir, classic okroshka contains hard-boiled eggs, radishes, cucumbers, ham or Bologna, and lots and lots of fresh herbs.
Armed police arrest a man at Green Park station in London over reports of a stabbing on board train
Witnesses said they saw a man being led away in handcuffs from Bond Street station while flanked by armed police officers. Model Gail Porter witnessed armed police officers walking through Bond Street station. BTP told Mail Online that the stabbing took place on the Jubilee Line between Green Park and Bond street stations. Model Gail Porter witnessed armed police officers walking through Bond Street station. The tube station, which is less than a mile away from Buckingham Palace, was evacuated by police, according to witnesses.
Rwanda deploys 1,000 soldiers to Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado
Rwanda has started deploying 1,000-strong forces to Mozambique to help it combat worsening violence in the gas-rich northern Cabo Delgado province. Soldiers from Rwanda, which is not a member of SADC, would fight alongside Mozambique’s forces and SADC troops, the Rwandan government said in a statement. “The Rwandan contingent will support efforts to restore Mozambican state authority by conducting combat and security operations, as well as stabilisation and security-sector reform,” it added. He said the Rwandan contingent was made up of members of the police force and troops trained “to deal with terrorism and security-related issues” in Cabo Delgado. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers to Cabo Delgado to combat the fighters, but analysts have long cautioned that Mozambique’s army has historically been weak, poorly trained and underequipped.
Pollution-eating car shown off at Goodwood Festival
"The car industry has a long history of creating excitement around concept cars but the transition to production - if it happens at all - usually means the exciting features are replaced by something more mundane, able to be manufactured, practical in use and cost-effective."
Former Afghan warlord mobilizes hundreds in Herat against Taliban
Tolo News reported that the Taliban has come closer to the city of Herat after capturing many districts in the city including two important border towns. We will save the city of Herat from those who have the order to plunder the city. We will not let them change their dreams for plundering Herat into reality. We will not allow them to cast an evil eye towards the honour and dignity of our people," Ismail Khan said.The veteran warlord also expressed that after securing Herat city , the military will focus on capturing the other two districts of this region that have fallen to the Taliban. "Soon you will witness the presence of public uprising forces in various parts of the city and in the districts of Herat.
Billionaire Branson set to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic rocket plane
Virgin’s Unity 22 mission marks the 22nd test flight of the spacecraft, and the company’s fourth crewed mission beyond Earth’s atmosphere. But it will be the first to carry a full complement of space travelers – two pilots and four “mission specialists,” Branson among them. FILE PHOTO: Sir Richard Branson stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) trading in New York, U.S., October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidAn earlier prototype of the Virgin Galactic rocket plane crashed during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert in 2014, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. ‘NOT A RACE’“It’s honestly not a race,” Branson told Reuters in an interview earlier this week.
Crazy video shows moment fairgoers rush to stop carnival ride from toppling over
Video shows the terrifying moment a carnival ride in Michigan spun out of control — as festival goers rushed to stabilize the dangerous attraction. When the ride finally stopped, the crowd cheered as riders disembarked and hugged their friends and family. No one was injured, and the ride was dismantled by the next morning, according to UpNorthLive News. Festival organizers and Arnold Amusements, Inc., who reportedly provided the ride, did not comment on the mayhem Friday. President Biden visited a farm near the festival last weekend, and cherry-picked safer activities like chatting with voters and eating ice cream.
Tucker Carlson: They're trying to trick us with Soviet-style fakes
Back in 2015, our government’s so-called intelligence community, which is not intelligent or a community, announced that it was embarking on a new five-year mission. The point of the money was to make the intelligence community more "diverse," meaning less White and male. Let’s say Russian assassins come after our blind intel agent as he’s picking up a dead drop of microfilm in a park in East Berlin. The intelligence community hasn't really outed the identity of its most attractive wheelchair-bound spy, or its blind 007. This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson's opening commentary on the March 26, 2021 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
Louisiana police officer dead after shot in head near high school; suspect in custody: reports
A Louisiana police officer died in a hospital Friday night after suffering a gunshot wound to his head during a confrontation with a suspect near a local high school, according to reports. Collins also worked as a full-time corrections officer, authorities said at a news conference. Explosions and gunfire were heard from the scene just before 11 p.m. Friday, the KTAL report said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe officer was shot around 8 p.m., not far from Doyline High School, the station reported. After being wounded, he was airlifted to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport, where he later died, authorities said.
World’s cartoonists on this week’s events
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Rep. Madison Cawthorn Warns Door-To-Door Vaccines Could Lead To Taking Of Guns, Bibles
along comes uber-right Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) with a warning Friday that health care workers coming to homes to vaccinate people could also be out to grab Americans’ guns and Bibles. “Now they’re talking about going door-to-door to take vaccines to the people,” Cawthorn complained in an interview with the Right Side Broadcast Network at CPAC in Dallas, adding that the plan would require a “massive” operation. Madison Cawthorn says Democrats are going to go door-to-door to every home in America and force vaccinate us, and it’s actually a dry run for when they show up to take away our guns and Bibles. — Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 9, 2021Madison Cawthorn says today that Biden’s plan to send people door to door to offer vaccines is really a plot to confiscate people’s bibles and guns. pic.twitter.com/h6CPdJwv9t — Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) July 9, 2021Madison Cawthorn said we are going to be going door to door to take people's guns and bibles?
S.Korea reports third consecutive record high new COVID-19 cases -KDCA
People wait in line for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a testing site, temporarily set up at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, July 7, 2021. REUTERS/ Heo RanSEOUL, July 10 (Reuters) - South Korea posted its highest-ever number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Saturday, the third consecutive day of record highs in new infection cases. Starting on Monday, coronavirus curbs will be tightened to the strictest level possible in Seoul and neighbouring regions for the first time, South Korea said on Friday, as the streak of record new cases fanned concern. The country reported 1,378 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Friday, up from Thursday's previous record of 1,316 a day. South Korea's total COVID-19 infections to date stand at 166,722, with 2,038 deaths.
Dangerous heat wave to bake West, potentially break records
As heat set in across the West from what could be a record-breaking heatwave, some flights at Las Vegas' airport were canceled due to high temperatures Friday. The city could match an all-time record high of 117 degrees this weekend, he said. The airport in Grand Junction, Colorado, saw an all-time record high of 107 degrees, breaking the previous record of 106 from 2005. In the face of the weekend's high heat, California officials were urging residents to conserve power and cooling centers around the state were open. The world's all-time heat record had been considered to be 136 degrees in Libya on Sept. 13, 1922.
Crews fight growing wildfires in Northern California
ReutersThe benefits of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines outweigh the very small risk they might cause heart inflammation, as the jabs reduce hospitalisations and deaths, an advisory panel of the World Health Organization said on Friday. In a statement, the WHO said that reports of two rare conditions - myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, and of its lining, called pericarditis - had typically occurred within days of vaccination, mainly among younger males after the second dose. "Very rare cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been observed following vaccination with the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines," it said, referring to the two vaccines using such technology, by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
People wait for their turn to refill their oxygen tanks at a recharging station in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)People wait for their turn to refill their oxygen tanks at a recharging station in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. Beside those donations, Indonesia plans to buy 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — devices that generate oxygen — from neighboring Singapore, Pandjaitan said. “Panicked people bought oxygen tanks even though they didn’t need them yet,” Mulyana said.
AP PHOTOS: Scarf, comb show changes to Hindu cremation rites
A comb of a deceased COVID-19 victim lies in a cremation ground in Gauhati, India, Friday, July 2, 2021. The personal belongings of cremated COVID-19 victims lie strewn around the grounds of the Ulubari cremation ground in Gauhati, the biggest city in India’s remote northeast. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)A comb of a deceased COVID-19 victim lies in a cremation ground in Gauhati, India, Friday, July 2, 2021. The personal belongings of cremated COVID-19 victims lie strewn around the grounds of the Ulubari cremation ground in Gauhati, the biggest city in India’s remote northeast. The personal belongings of cremated COVID-19 victims lie strewn around the grounds of the Ulubari cremation ground in Gauhati, the biggest city in India’s remote northeast.
Heat, wind spur California fire; evacuation hits Nevada area
BECKWOURTH, Calif. (AP) — A California wildfire that closed nearly 200 square miles of forest forced evacuations across state lines into Nevada on Friday as winds and scorching, dry weather drove flames forward through trees and brush. By evening, the fire was approaching U.S. 395, a main interstate in the northern Sierra Nevada not far from the border. The blaze, which was only 11% contained, officially had blackened more than 38 square miles (98 square kilometers) but that figure was expected to increase dramatically when fire officials were able to make better observations. The fire was one of several burning in the West, including several that destroyed dozens of California homes in recent days. Fire crews in north-central Idaho were facing extreme conditions and gusts as they fought two wildfires covering a combined 19.5 square miles (50.5 square kilometers).
Awaiting news, families of condo victims bond together
Families waiting in agony for news on relatives who were in the Florida condo building when it collapsed are turning to each other for support. Families waiting in agony for news on relatives who were in the Florida condo building when it collapsed are turning to each other for support. The owner of a 16-unit building opened it up rent-free to Surfside survivors for the month of July. Meanwhile, Support Surfside has raised $2 million for victims with another $2 million pledged, and GoFundMe has separately raised $1.7 million for various families. “While families were either sitting or standing together, they were, for the most part, just silently and painfully waiting for news,” he said.
Surging California wildfire prompts Nevada evacuations
BECKWOURTH, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire exploding through bone-dry timber prompted Nevada authorities to evacuate a border-area community as flames leapt on ridgetops of nearby mountains. On Friday, Death Valley National Park in California recorded a staggering high of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 Celsius). In Oregon, pushed by strong winds, a wildfire in Klamath County grew from nearly 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) Thursday to nearly 61 square miles (158 square kilometers) on Friday in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on private land. That fire was threatening transmission lines that send electricity to California, which along with expected heat-related demand prompted California Gov. Fire crews in north-central Idaho were facing extreme conditions and gusts as they fought two wildfires covering a combined 19.5 square miles (50.5 square kilometers).
China Adds Foreign IPO Rules for Firms With Large User Data
The cybersecurity review will also look into the potential national security risks from overseas IPOs, it said. Authorities this week issued a sweeping warning to the nation’s biggest companies, vowing to boost oversight of data security and overseas listings. So far this year, 37 Chinese companies have listed in the U.S., surpassing last year’s count, and raised a combined $12.9 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Authorities have accelerated a crackdown against overseas listings after Didi was said to push ahead with its debut, despite being asked to delay the plans as early as three months ago. The State Council said Tuesday that rules for overseas listings will be revised while publicly traded firms will be held accountable for keeping their data secure.
Horoscope for Saturday, July 10, 2021
Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Chicago time. Taurus (April 20-May 20)During the moon alert make sure you don’t agree to anything important when talking to siblings, relatives and neighbors. Gemini (May 21-June 20)Be very careful, because the moon alert is taking place in your Money House. This influence will be strongest during the moon alert today. (Especially avoid important decisions about inheritances and shared property or how to divide or share something.)
Chinese regulator halts Huya-Douyu game-streaming merger
The market regulator said that the decision to ban the merger between Huya and Douyu is the first instance of regulators prohibiting market concentration in the internet sector. The two companies first announced last October that they planned to merge, but market regulators later said that they would review the $6 billion deal. Tencent said it was notified by the regulator that the merger has been halted. Earlier this week, Chinese authorities said they would also increase supervision of companies listed overseas. Authorities also plan to crack down on illegal activities in the securities market, and will investigate and punish acts such as the fraudulent issuance of securities, market manipulation and insider trading.
Rio Rancho residents get a chance to crack the case
The Rio Rancho Police Department is giving locals a chance to solve their very own mystery – albeit fictional – later this month. RRPD spokesman Lt. Richard Koschade said they are taking applications for the first Whodunnit Mystery Night, to be held at 5 p.m. on July 31. “This fun, community engagement event will challenge participants to investigate and solve a fictional crime, and educate them about law enforcement’s operations,” he said in a release. “Space is limited, so register today!” Koschade said, adding that the deadline to apply is July 25. Interested flatfoots must be Rio Rancho residents, 18 or older, and have a working vehicle to drive to the different locales as the whodunit unravels.
Awaiting news, families of condo victims bond together
Soriya Cohen's husband, Brad Cohen, is still missing. Her brother-in-law Gary Cohen was found Thursday, and her two children are begging rescuers to search a similar grid line to find their father. Rachel Spiegel, whose mother, Judy, is still missing, said she, her father and brother also have made connections with other families inside the room, but she stopped short of calling it comforting. “I don't know if I would define it as comfort yet because we still don’t know where my mom is. She’s still missing.”While sobs could be heard in the background Wednesday night as officials announced they would shift from rescue to recovery, largely dashing any hope of survivors, some families said they won't feel different until they have final word on their loved ones.
Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........JAKARTA, Indonesia — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. Beside those donations, Indonesia plans to buy 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — devices that generate oxygen — from neighboring Singapore, Pandjaitan said. Oxygen tanks were rolled out onto sidewalks for those lucky enough to get them, while others have been told they have to find their own. “Panicked people bought oxygen tanks even though they didn’t need them yet,” Mulyana said. As its own cases surged, Jakarta then canceled a plan to send another 2,000 oxygen concentrators to India in late June.
Chinese regulator halts Huya-Douyu game-streaming merger
The market regulator said that the decision to ban the merger between Huya and Douyu is the first instance of regulators prohibiting market concentration in the internet sector. The two companies first announced last October that they planned to merge, but market regulators later said that they would review the $6 billion deal. Tencent said it was notified by the regulator that the merger has been halted. Earlier this week, Chinese authorities said they would also increase supervision of companies listed overseas. Authorities also plan to crack down on illegal activities in the securities market, and will investigate and punish acts such as the fraudulent issuance of securities, market manipulation and insider trading.
Surging California wildfire prompts Nevada evacuations
On Friday, ridgetop winds up to 20 mph (32.2 kph) combined with ferocious heat as the fire raged through bone-dry pine, fir and chaparral. As the fire's northeastern flank raged near the border, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office asked people to evacuate some areas in the rural communities of Ranch Haven and Flanagan Flats, north of Reno. “Evacuate now,” a Sheriff’s Office tweet said. The air was so dry that some of the water dropped by aircraft evaporated before reaching the ground, Cox said. “We’re expecting more of the same the day after and the day after and the day after,” Cox said.
Biden fires Trump-appointed head of Social Security agency
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy commissioner's resignation, the White House said. Biden asked commissioner Andrew Saul to resign, and his employment was terminated Friday after he refused the Democratic president's request, a White House official said. Deputy Commissioner David Black agreed to resign, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. Biden named Kilolo Kijakazi as acting commissioner while the administration conducts a search for a permanent commissioner and deputy commissioner. Kijakazi currently is the deputy commissioner for retirement and disability policy at the Social Security Administration.
The 10 best ways to explore Britain's waterways, from afternoon tea to floating hot tubs
We are an island nation, one on which we are never more than 70 miles from the coast, so it is no surprise that Britons love water. Each summer we flock to the beach en masse, whether abroad or (especially this year) at home. In recent years we have begun to discover more about the benefits of being near water – or, in scientific parlance, “blue space”. Studies have shown that living close to water can increase physical activity, lower stress and anxiety, boost mood and improve social interaction. And blue spaces often sit next to green spaces, which doubles the physical and mental positives.
Richard Branson lands first blow against 'star war' rivals as Virgin Galactic nears lift-off
Dubbed the VSS Unity, it will be lifted to about 50,000ft by a specially made aeroplane, WhiteKnightTwo, before detaching from the mother ship, firing its hybrid rocket engine and climbing beyond Earth's atmosphere into space. Sir Richard will then enjoy a few minutes of weightlessness and unbeatable views through Unity's 12 windows, before re-entering the atmosphere and gliding back down to a conventional landing between one and two hours after launch. "At that moment, we will have become astronauts," Sir Richard told a US TV crew last week. This is the experience that Virgin hopes to begin selling to space tourists as early as next year, with 700 customers already having bought tickets for between $200,000 (£145,000) and $250,000. If the mission is successful, Sir Richard will narrowly beat his rival Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, who recently stepped down as Amazon chief executive to focus on other projects such as his space exploration company Blue Origin.
Journalist Hella Pick: 'I remember the Gestapo arriving at my house and taking my mother away'
My parents had divorced when I was three and I lived with my mother. I remember the Gestapo arriving at my house at night and taking my mother away. I don’t remember the journey itself. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing I don’t know. I’ve met other refugees, particularly kindertransport children, who have never got over being transported and the horrors of losing their families.
Weatherwatch: rising seas threaten mansions yet to be built
Standing with your feet in the sea at Emsworth in Hampshire, the coastal path is at knee level a metre away. Beyond that the elegant front gardens of the million-pound houses are well below eye level. With sea level rise the highest tides will soon be lapping at the doors of the mansions being built to replace the prewar bungalows. Overtopping the harbour is regarded as “a maximum flood risk” so planning rules stipulate that ground floors must be half a metre above lawn level and with solid front fence. The dried seaweed wrapped around the fence posts in the less well-tended front gardens show that these planning rules may already be out of date.
Six garden jobs to tackle this weekend to see you through the summer
Whenever I harvest courgettes and marrows, I’m fondly reminded of my days working with trainees at RHS Wisley. During the summer, as each student’s kitchen became awash with these prolific croppers, it became a hot topic of conversation to invent and share culinary uses for them. The National Trust has a recipe for lemon and courgette cake, which goes down a treat with a cup of tea (visit the website and search for “lemon courgette cake”). Raise the stakesBiding their time is a cast of perennials waiting to burst into colour and give us a late summer finale. Tom Brown is head gardener at West Dean Gardens, West Sussex
We went on a summer holiday and never came back
They put their flat in Brixton on the market and fell in love with a 400-year-old farmhouse near Ljubljana that they found on the internet. “The longer it took to sell our flat, the more certain we became that this was what we wanted to do,” says Saira, a marketing consultant. According to overseas property finder Stuart Baldock, who has himself recently moved from France to a tiny Greek island, lockdown has only made the prospect of life in a holiday destination more beguiling. Tempting though it might be to move abroad, it’s important to remember that life is not one long holiday if you do so, warns Baldock, particularly if you have children. Then there’s the red tape surrounding the import of cars, pets and possessions, and the question of forging new friendships.
Gosh, I'd forgotten how hard it is to manage the bills on my own – and take the bins out
I wished I’d listened to the man wearing a crumpled navy-blue suit that day, a wise man, who talked non-stop numbers and saving plans. I didn’t mean to, it’s just the house, taken via an estate agent’s video at the tail end of Lockdown 1, looked perfectly nice online. Single-income finances and taking the bins out; no wonder I order wine from Deliveroo late at night. After a few moments, I realised my garden hadn’t magically grown in size overnight: I’d been robbed. J’arrive,” he said, in an accent so thick I wasn’t quite sure if I’d understood.
No, it's not too late to sow and grow edible plants – and my flourishing garden is proof
I find myself staring at its perfect white flowers, marvelling at the pods that develop and waiting for them to fatten. It’s been something of a whirlwind romance: there were never any plans to grow fruit or vegetables in this garden. And yet here we are in early July with tomatoes and beans against the back wall; lovage, dill, chives and oregano in the beds and rhubarb – rhubarb! My garden isn’t small by London standards, but I wanted to dedicate what I did have to flowers. During my first summer gardening on a balcony far smaller than my present garden path, I grew and ate tomatoes and salad.
Grizzly bear shot dead after dragging California woman from her tent and killing her in Montana
A grizzly bear has been shot dead in Montana after it dragged a woman from her tent and killed her, local officials have said. Leah Davis Lokan, 65, of California, was on a mountain biking trip with two friends in Ovando, Montana, when the 400lb bear attacked their camp in the early hours of Tuesday. Officials hunted the beast for three days using helicopters and ground equipment, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) said. Image: A bear trap was set up in Ovando following the attack. "Everybody recognises this as really abnormal behaviour to actually attack somebody sleeping in a tent in town," she said.
South Korea COVID-19 cases still surging ahead of curbs in capital
Coronavirus cases continue to worsen in South Korea after a resurgence prompted the government to impose its highest social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area from next week. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 1,378 new virus cases during the last 24 hours, the highest daily infections for a third consecutive day. The stricter social distancing rules will shutter nighttime entertainment businesses and ban gatherings of three or more people from 6 p.m. Officials said 1,021 of the new cases were in the Seoul, Gyeonggi and Incheon regions, where almost half of South Korea’s population live. South Korea has resisted taking harsh measures in an effort to prevent damaging the economy, in favor of managing outbreaks with targeted quarantine restrictions.
Distressing security footage shows Marvin Scott's in-custody death
The footage comes after a grand jury in Texas last month cleared eight former officers of any criminal wrongdoing in Scott's death. 'Marvin Scott's family is extremely disappointed the grand jury failed to bring charges in this case', the family's lawyer said. The grand jury in Scott's death also released a rare public statement addressing the death and calling for a review of Scott's death and how people with mental illness are treated in the criminal justice system. 'Marvin Scott's family is extremely disappointed the GJ failed to bring charges in this case,' Merritt wrote. Scott's death came nine months after the murder of George Floyd and sparked aa wave of protests in North Texas.
Sarah Everard's cousin recounts the harrowing months that still haunt her family
That was very hard although they were able to see some of Sarah's friends and that was lovely. Now that her killer has finally faced justice, Sarah's family, says Marlene, want to grieve in peace. She also reached out the family of Ms Everard and said she cannot imagine what her parents are going through. 'Sarah Everard saw a friend in the Clapham Junction area, on March 3 and bought a bottle of wine. Sarah's family were in court that day too for the 20-minute hearing and saw him make his pleas.
Military to tighten restrictions to curb spread of COVID-19
Depending on general-level commanders' approval, the number can increase to 15 percent for soldiers whose home is outside the capital area, the ministry said. But soldiers will be allowed to go out in areas that are outside the greater capital area and where no COVID-19 cases have occurred for the past seven days. The ministry also ordered military units to cancel or postpone all private meetings, prohibit nonessential events and travel, and conduct religious services online. Coronavirus cases in the military totaled 1,124 as of 10 a.m., up five from the previous day, the ministry said. On Monday, the government will implement the highest level of social distancing measures in the greater Seoul area for two weeks.
Zelda game cartridge sells for 'world record' $870,000 at auction
The "Legend of Zelda" cartridge, dated to 1987, is still in its original packagingAdvertising Read moreNew York (AFP)A sealed cartridge of "The Legend of Zelda" for the old Nintendo NES console has sold for a world record sum of $870,000, auction house Heritage Auctions said in a statement Friday. The cartridge, dated to 1987, is still in its original packaging and trumps the previous world record sale of a video game -- $660,000 for a 1986 "Super Mario Bros" cartridge sold in April -- according to the auction house. The game was the "masterpiece" in a sale of 443 lots that runs until Sunday, Eric Bradley, spokesperson for the Dallas-based company, told AFP. The auction house has not revealed the identity of the buyer. Retro video games have become increasingly popular with nostalgic collectors in recent years, driving up prices for old-school consoles and cartridges at auctions.
Spain's Catalonia reimposes virus rules as Delta strain wreaks global havoc
Spain's Catalonia region will reimpose virus restrictions as it faces a surge in cases linked to the deadly Delta variantAdvertising Read moreBarcelona (AFP)The Spanish region of Catalonia was on Saturday set to reimpose virus restrictions in the face of rising coronavirus infections, as the highly contagious Delta strain forced nations worldwide to put the brakes on a long-awaited return to normalcy. After an "exponential" rise in cases in recent days, officials in the autonomous region in the northeast of Spain said they had no choice but to reimpose restrictions. #photo1Also set to reimpose controls Saturday is the Netherlands, where infections rose sevenfold in one week, a surge officials have blamed on the Delta variant. "We apologise for difficulties of people living in areas with maximum restrictions, but this will support disease control efficiently. Farther south, the Delta virus is wreaking havoc in badly-hit Indonesia, where emergency supplies arrived from Singapore Friday as the country reports hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of cases daily.
Amid Declining Popularity, Bolsonaro's Disapproval Rating Surpasses 50% for First Time
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s disapproval rating passed 50 percent for the first time, according to a poll published by the Datafolha Institute, marking a new low in the far-right leader’s declining popularity. Bolsonaro’s gap to former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ahead of next year’s elections also increased from 18 to 21 percentage points. Bolsonaro’s approval rating also remained at its lowest mark of 24 percent, set in May. Both men have their detractors, however, with Bolsonaro’s personal rejection rating rising from 54 to 59 percent and Lula’s creeping up from 36 to 37 percent. The opposition is pushing for the chamber of deputies president to open impeachment proceedings against Bolsonaro.
Taliban say they control 85pc of Afghanistan
KABUL: Taliban officials said on Friday the insurgent group had taken control of 85 per cent of territory in Afghanistan, and international concern mounted over problems getting medicines and supplies into the country. However, local Afghan officials said Taliban fighters, emboldened by the withdrawal, had captured an important district in Herat province, home to tens of thousands of minority Shia Hazaras. Three visiting Taliban officials sought to address those concerns during a visit to Moscow. He said, “you and the entire world community have probably recently learned that 85pc of the territory of Afghanistan has come under the control” of the Taliban. In Afghanistan, a prominent anti-Taliban commander said he would support efforts by Afghan forces to claw back control of parts of western Afghanistan, including a border crossing with Iran.
Jovenel Moïse: Haiti requests foreign troops after president's assassination
The request was sent by the government to the US and the UN, but the US says it has no plans to offer military assistance "at this time".
Sham Surveillance Safeguards Vs. Tucker Carlson
James Bovard skewers the civil liberties watchdog board, calling it the same kind of lap dog as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The NSA later claimed that it had done earlier legal analyses that justified XKeyscore but refused to share them with the oversight board. This “finding” was kept secret from the public and the vast majority of Congress — as well as from federal judges who heard cases challenging the constitutionality of federal surveillance regimes. Edgar Hoover Memorial Vacuum Cleaner,” but that didn’t stop the civil liberties watchdog board from heartily endorsing it. The watchdog board, unlike Sen. Wyden, failed to issue any pre-Snowden warnings that federal surveillance regimes were out of control.
Street Prophets Friday: Exploring Summer (photo diary)
Like the old Rako tile factory, now mostly used by other companies this was once the heart of Czech ceramic tile manufacturing. As a young ceramics teacher, I used to visit this factory to buy clay in bulk. The outskirts of townWild mosaic tile work decorating the gate and sides of this house probably indicate that an employee of Rako lived/lives here. We started the day by helping our friends cut down a row of spruce trees that had outgrown their usefulness. I should have much more from this week to share over the next couple of my diaries.
Surgical Respite
So, a short time before COVID hit me, I had what was supposed to be a minor, hah, elective, hah, outpatient surgical procedure. I shrieked like a fire siren), and that the followup was badly botched, leaving me with far more damage than I went in with. I countered that I wanted New Doc to be thinking about fixing the damage, not wondering if I’m litigious. What I *don’t* have, though, is any desire to see Trump, hear Trump, read about Trump, read about people who worked with Trump, read about what Trump has done or might do or might have done or would do if he were a decent person in a parallel universe, etc. So I am awarding myself a brief period of post-surgical Trump Respite.
?Classic Poetry Group:Summer Art Expo 2021 & Memorial-Some highlights,and verse?
(From 'The Song of Wandering Aengus') ?Highlights From Summer Art Expo 2022:Photography by MarsangesMarsangesMy friend, in a winter jacket in cold rainsinks away into a dark miasma. Casts a dramatic shadow, as if it had a hidden wild soul,although it just is a little peaceful insectwhose caterpillars live on willow and birch. -MarsangesMarsangesMoths: Idaea humiliata, Macaria alternata, Eupithecia subumbrataPAINTING BY RALPHDOGRALPHDOGDrawing by niemannRed watercolor pencil on yellow acrylic on bristol board. He is still very much alive in the past…All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. But my backyard frogs and my heron overflights make him uneasy,as if out of place in the Suburbs.
Top Comments: Notebook #7- The Morning of Independence Day Eve
Just because I haven’t been on The Tramp Trail for some time around these parts doesn’t mean that I don’t recognize new faces (plus enough old faces to keep me grateful). He looks...a little rough; anyone would look a little rough if they’ve been on the Tramp Trail for a little while. (Being on the Tramp Trail is a little different from being homeless.) It was still rather early that morning so I was content to return home empty handed of drugs, for once. (And since I remember how heavy that Chicago Tribune was, I am 100% sure that it was a Sunday morning.)
Kitchen Table Kibitzing, July 9, 2021: Cool drinks
Not hot drinks, cool drinksKitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Newcomers may notice that many who post in this series already know one another to some degree, but we welcome guests at our kitchen table and hope to make some new friends as well. But as blazing hot weather will be upon many of us any day now, here is a collection of cooling, nonalcoholic drinks to help beat the heat. Aguas Frescas (Mexican Fruit Coolers)Peach TeaTOASTED COCONUT HORCHATA (DAIRY-FREE & VEGAN)Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)Mint Iced TeaGina's Homemade LemonadeThese are sweet flavors. Of course plain water is the best hot water drink of all.
New York City leaders want you to ignore the workers boycotting a parade supposedly in their honor
“A parade does not bring this workforce out of the poverty wages they are now being paid,” Oren Barzilay, the president of a union that represents more than 4,000 first responders, told the New York Daily News, describing attendance at the parade as like crossing a picket line. “It is far past time that the city gives this workforce the respect they deserve in livable wages. The Early Retirement Incentive was not passed, and Essential Worker pay seems to have disappeared.”The parade included 14 floats and 260 groups of essential workers, including first responders (some of them, anyway), child care workers, transit workers, delivery workers, and more. Funeral industry workers who had to deal with the many, many bodies the pandemic produced were initially left out, then included after protest. Eric Adams, the newly announced winner of the Democratic mayoral primary, did attend the parade, telling reporters, “We need to honor them [essential workers] with pay equity ... we need to show them the respect they deserve.”
The Two Songs That Will Lead to Dozens of COVID Deaths In England Over The Next Few Weeks
As the sports fanatics among you may know, the England soccer team has participated in the Euro soccer tournament in the most ungentlemanly and un-English manner. Equally obviously, raucous singing and excitable reactions to England goals do not maintain COVID-safe conditions. It’s clear that Boris’s government is deliberately orchestrating a Summertime explosion of mild cases so that England reaches herd immunity by the Fall. This will initially be for those eligible for a flu vaccination. The hope is that the booster and flu vaccines can be given at the same time.
07.10.2021 Ian "Coming out of the haze"
If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries. We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group! I spent most of it in a theraflu induced haze, but the good news is, I am getting better!
Insomniacs' Vent Hole with James Corden
SPOILER WARNING: A latenight gathering for non-serious palaver that does not speak of that night's show. This vent-hole (hereinafter known as IVH), if lost or stolen will not be replaced or purchase price refunded. Violation of IVH rules will result in expulsion without refund. A copy of IVH rules can be obtained from one or more members wearing tie-dyed oxford shirts after written requests. She told me they had really good pictures and I’ll get a report next week.
Texas holds man on $100,000 bond for voting three months before his parole ended
Now, Rogers is being prosecuted by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office for allegedly voting illegally. So first off, let’s talk about why Rogers’ vote in the primary last year was a crime:In 1995, Rogers was arrested and sentenced to 25 years in prison for burglary and intent to commit theft. He was out on parole May 20, 2004, and his parole was set to end June 13, 2020. “Super Tuesday” was March of 2020, so this man’s crime, such as it was, is that he voted three months before his parole would have ended. Ken Paxton, fine upstanding man and good Christian that he is, is throwing the book at Rogers:His bail is set at $100,000.
PWB Peeps: In the Neighborhood: The Money Tree
“It's a money tree,” said Junie“Huh?” said Hack. “It's called a money tree because it's got little things like quarters hanging on it,” she said. “Wrapped it like a money tree, didn't they,” Hack said. “This is a money tree. “The female tree produces the dollar bills after it's pollinated by this one,” said Dr. Buddig.
Have you made, or snagged some good pics lately that you thought were good or funny enough to share?
I sometimes find photos (gifs/jpgs) that I think are very funny or very good commentaries, so I save them. I thought that I would share some in a light-hearted diary to try to bring a good start to our weekend. Please feel free to comment on the ones that I have shared, or even better, add your own. BTW you can no longer by Jew’s Ear Juice by that name, here is the whole innocent storyDo you have any to add?
I'd like to talk about introversion....
Because we really, really, really suck at it. We also find social interactions very, very draining to the point of very quickly reaching utter exhaustion (whereas extroverts are energized by social interactions, and the noisier and more crowded and more flamboyant the better). Social interactions that can cause us to fall into dark zero-energy despair can be as simple as that one next door neighbour who wants to chat every. So I tried - I really, really tried - to explain that introversion (as well as extroversion) is genetic and something you’re born with. Thank you, thank you all, I never in a million years imagined I’d get even one hit, let alone THIS many.
Oh, look, The Former Guy thinks Kimberly Guilfoyle is 'annoying'; join the club, Biff
Donald Trump Jr.’s screeching banshee of a girlfriend? “Trump thinks Greitens is problematic, and that Kim is annoying,” said one Trump adviser. Donald Trump only supports sexual predators that he handpicks. Get them all, including the finale, Goodbye, Asshat: 101 Farewell Letters to Donald Trump, at this link. Or if you prefer a test drive, you can download the epilogue to Goodbye, Asshat for the low, low price of FREE.
Most Americans Support Tough Stance Toward China on Human Rights, Economic Issues
And nine-in-ten Americans say China does not respect the personal freedoms of its people. Only on human rights-related issues – both the perception that China’s human rights policies are a major problem and support for promoting human rights in China – do Democrats and Republicans largely agree. Nearly two-thirds of conservative Republicans say China is an enemy (64%), while only 37% of moderate or liberal Republicans say the same. By a nearly four-to-one ratio, Americans think China has done a bad job handling climate change, with 45% saying China has done a very bad job. When asked whether the U.S. should prioritize economic relations with China or promote human rights in China, 70% of Americans choose human rights, even if it potentially harms economic relations with China.
The Covid-19 Lab Leak Theory Is a Tale of Weaponized Uncertainty
The Covid-19 pandemic originated in the city of Wuhan, in China, in November or December of 2019. It’s the only lab in the country with Biosafety Level 4 facilities, the most secure on the BSL scale. Some scientists at that lab in Wuhan were doing coronavirus research under a lesser security grade, BSL-2 as opposed to BSL-4. These can be places where viruses evolve as they move from animal to animal. OK: Does that mean Covid-19 might have somehow leaked out of a laboratory to become a global scourge?
WHO-convened Global Study of Origins of SARS-CoV-2: China Part | Joint WHO-China Study, 14 January-10 February 2021 - World
Throughout 2020, WHO continued to discuss with China and other Member States the need to study and share information around the virus origins. The Terms of Reference for the Virus Origins Study were completed by fall 2020. Find the terms of reference of the Global Study of the Origins of SARS-COV2 here. The joint international team comprised 17 Chinese and 17 international experts from 10 other countries as well as the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE); and WHO. Find the list of the members of the international team here.
Most Americans now believe the coronavirus originated from a laboratory in China
Two in five Democrats (43%) believe it’s probably true the virus had a laboratory beginning, a 10-point increase since last year (33%). Two-thirds of Independents (65%) now think the coronavirus originated from a laboratory in China, up 17 points from last year. Former President Trump has asserted since April 2020 that the coronavirus originated in a laboratory in China, but he did not provide evidence for the statements. About one in five Democrats (21%) believe the coronavirus emerged via natural mutation in the wild, something just 4% of Republicans stand behind. More Republicans approve of the Democratic president’s handling of COVID-19 than approve of his overall job performance.
Scientists close to the Wuhan virologist lab break silence, push away latest conspiracies
Wuhan Institute of Virology. I am confident that science will eventually prevail by discovering the progenitor virus in nature one day!" The scientist noted that some clips of the video "unearthed" by Markson were taken from a publicity video released by the WIV in 2017. "Yet the scientist faced explosive claims on social media after he changed his conclusion. Scientists worldwide should stand together to work on this issue, as well as hobble those who wants to squeeze on this topic for their own purposes, the epidemiologists said.
We may never know where the virus came from. But evidence still suggests nature.
The Wuhan institute’s most recent chimeric virus used a very different coronavirus as its genetic backbone. There’s just no trace of SARS-CoV-2 in the lab, and if the SARS-CoV-2 progenitor or its building blocks weren’t in the lab before the pandemic, the pandemic could not have started there — even accidentally. This precludes the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 evolved via serial passage in cell culture, or repeated rounds of infection of other cells in a lab, as do other observations about the virus. For the past 18 months, virologists around the world have been studying SARS-CoV-2 in the laboratory, and they have not seen any evidence that it becomes more dangerous to humans in the lab. The opposite is true: The virus loses features key to transmissibility and virulence, forcing researchers to innovate new culture methods to allow the study of antivirals or vaccines.
Opinion : Two possible theories of the pandemic’s origins remain viable. The world needs to know.
In a letter published in the journal Science last week, the scientists insist that “greater clarity about the origins of this pandemic is necessary and feasible to achieve.” The signers included Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who is an expert on coronaviruses and pioneered techniques for manipulating them that were eventually used by the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The letter was organized by David Relman of Stanford University and Jesse Bloom of the University of Washington and endorsed by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), who chairs the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee. The letter notes the lopsided deficiencies in an earlier World Health Organization-China investigation, and calls for a “proper investigation” that would be “transparent, objective, data-driven, inclusive of broad expertise, subject to independent oversight, and responsibly managed to minimize the impact of conflicts of interest.”
U.S. intel report identified 3 Wuhan lab researchers who fell ill in November 2019
WASHINGTON — A U.S. intelligence report identified three researchers at a Wuhan lab who sought treatment at a hospital after falling ill in November 2019, a source familiar with the matter tells NBC News. After a year and half of looking, no such host has been identified. U.S. officials say that unless China allows more access to records and people, they may never get to the bottom of it. The P4 laboratory, left, at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on April 17, 2020. Hector Retamal / AFP - Getty Images fileIn April 2020, NBC News reported that the U.S. had indications as far back as November of a possible health crisis in Wuhan.
Wuhan lab staff sought hospital care before COVID-19 outbreak disclosed - WSJ
"Does it care about traceability or is it just trying to distract attention?" Asked about the report, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said via email that the organisation's technical teams were now deciding on the next steps. He said further study was needed into the role of animal markets as well as the lab leak hypothesis. A joint study into the origins of COVID-19 by the WHO and China published at the end of March said it was "extremely unlikely" that it had escaped from a lab. Reporting by David Shepardson and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Daniel WallisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
3 Wuhan lab workers were sick enough to go to the hospital in November 2019, report says, bolstering calls to reconsider the coronavirus lab-leak theory
Newly reported US intel found three Wuhan lab workers fell ill with COVID-19 symptoms in fall 2019. Some experts have disputed a WHO inquiry's conclusion that dismissed a coronavirus lab-leak theory. US intelligence found that three researchers at a lab in Wuhan, China, became sick with COVID-19 symptoms in November 2019 and sought hospital care, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. It was known previously that some researchers at the Wuhan lab fell ill. "The lab has not been aware of this situation [sick researchers in autumn 2019], and I don't even know where such information came from."
TAINTED FEVER REMEDY KILLS 30 CHILDREN, POISONS 40 IN HAITI
Thirty Haitian children have died and 40 others have become ill after taking a liquid over-the-counter fever medicine contaminated with a chemical used in antifreeze and lacquer. The contaminated medicine was a children's formulation of acetaminophen, which is often given to reduce fever and relieve mild aches and pains. A nontoxic solvent, propylene glycol, is a common constituent of many drugs compounded as liquids for use by children. The propylene glycol normally put into the medicine was supplied by a Belgian and German firm, Blount said. Hemodialysis, a procedure in which a person's blood is filtered by a machine, is the best treatment for diethylene glycol poisoning.
Agrupación de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas – AFEUR
Then, unprepared for such situations, regular Colombian military units assaulted the Palace and freed many of the hostages. During the operation, Colombian military killed nearly twenty of the terrorists, but eleven soldiers had lost their lives in the operation and dozens were wounded. Agrupacion De Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas (Urban Counter-Terrorism Special Forces Group) or AFEUR was formed on April 8, 1986 in response to this incident. Their members are drawn from all of the Colombian armed forces including both, Army and law enforcement. AFEUR is under the direct command of the top commander of the Colombian Armed Forces (Comandante de las Fuerzas Armadas).
Former bodyguard at Canadian Embassy linked to Haitian president’s assassination - National
Send this page to someone via emailTwo men believed to be Haitian Americans — one of them purportedly a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince — have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Haiti’s president, Haitian officials said Thursday. The oldest suspect is 55 and the youngest, Solages, is 35, according to a document shared by Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections. Story continues below advertisementHe would not provide additional details about Solages’ background, nor provide the name of the second Haitian American. The U.S. State Department said it was aware of reports that Haitian Americans were in custody but could not confirm or comment. 6:08 Mercenaries responsible for assassination of Haiti’s president, country’s ambassador to the U.S. says Mercenaries responsible for assassination of Haiti’s president, country’s ambassador to the U.S. saysMarco Destin, 39, was walking to see his family since no buses, known as tap-taps, were available.
Two U.S. citizens among suspects arrested in assassination of Haitian president, senior official says
Two U.S. citizens of Haitian descent, identified as James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, 55, are among those arrested, according to Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections and interparty relations. At least three suspects had been killed, authorities said, while 17 had been detained and eight others remained on the run. Officials had earlier said that four of the suspects had been killed. Other than the Haitian Americans, officials said all other suspects were believed to be Colombian nationals.
Online IYSSE meeting (Sri Lanka): How to fight against the militarisation and privatisation of education
On July 16, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in Sri Lanka will hold an online public meeting, to discuss a program to fight the privatisation of education. This military-controlled institution will function in parallel to the already existing public university system, which functions under the education ministry. This is a major blow to free public education, and a further step towards the privatization of education in Sri Lanka. They oppose students turning to the working class and building a movement to defeat the militarisation and privatisation of education. The IYSSE meeting will discuss the vital issues involved in fighting to defend free education on the basis of a socialist perspective.
University of Sydney meeting supports students’ campaign in defence of Macquarie University academic
“We oppose the Hunger Games-style destruction of jobs at Macquarie University, the University of Sydney, and all other universities. Last year it allowed up to 90,000 university jobs to be destroyed.”The brutal “spill and fill” regime used by Macquarie University to sack Valckenborgh by forcing educators to compete with each other for a slashed number of jobs has been paralleled at other departments and universities. That includes the architecture department at the University of Queensland, where the NTEU responded by convincing five academics to take “voluntary” redundancies. Wednesday’s meeting was called to vote on the NTEU’s log of claims for the start of union-management negotiations on a new Enterprise Agreement (EA). The meeting exposed the line-up behind the union leadership by representatives of pseudo-left groups, who all hailed the deliberately vague log of claims.
Aftermath of Chemtool fire puts Rockton, Illinois residents at risk
On June 14, at around 7 am, a massive explosion occurred at the Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois. A fireball explodes out from a Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois, as firefighters battle the blaze (screengrab)Firefighters from all around the area, including Wisconsin, responded to the blaze, which could be seen for miles. On the morning of the explosion, Lubrizol called in a private firefighting company, US Fire Pump, to assist local responders. According to MyStateline.com, Chemtool’s suggestion for Loomis was to hire a cleaning company and send Chemtool the bill. As evidenced in the aftermath of the Rouen disaster, Lubrizol’s push to take over recovery efforts in Rockton serve only its corporate and profit interests.
Delta outbreak spiralling out of control in Sydney
Long lines of cars at inner-west Sydney COVID-19 testing station [Photo: WSWS Media]NSW authorities this morning reported 50 new infections, surpassing yesterday’s record of 44. Those numbers are higher than at any time since the outbreak was first detected on June 16. This indicates that the Delta variant, among the most transmissible in the world, is circulating widely throughout Sydney, Australia’s largest city with a population of over five million. As has been the case internationally, the Delta variant is changing the age demographic of those seriously stricken by the virus. Given the Sydney outbreak has spanned a little over three weeks, the number of recovered cases is far lower.
Report finds extreme heatwaves would have been “virtually impossible” without global warming
Scientists from the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland collaborated to assess to what extent human-induced climate change made this heat wave hotter and more likely to occur. “Recent research suggests that climate change increases the chances for such stagnant high pressure systems in summer through weakening of the summer jet stream. Hence, more research is needed to understand the processes as well as potential influence of human-caused climate change on them.”The human impact in a region largely unprepared for such an extreme heat event cannot be overstated. An event like this, currently estimated to occur only once every 1000 years, would occur roughly every 5 to 10 years in that future world with 2 degrees Celsius of global warming. Human-caused climate change could be re-named “Capitalist-Caused Climate Change,” a more apt description given the science as we now understand it.
England’s Euro 2020: “National unity” in furtherance of “herd immunity”
The UK government’s organisation of the postponed 2020 European Football Championship has produced scenes of politically orchestrated insanity. Fans gather outside Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, ahead of the Euro 2020 soccer championship semifinal match between England and Denmark. In addition to the millions watching at home, 66,000 people were packed into Wembley Stadium in London. They are a cynical attempt to push a programme of herd immunity and weaken broader scientific consciousness and social responsibility. July 1, 2021 (Picture by Simon Dawson/No 10 Downing Street/Flickr)Behind the breathless rhetoric is a clear and reactionary political agenda.
Scotland leads Europe in coronavirus transmission
Tayside in northeast Scotland has the highest infection rate in Europe, with 1,223 new cases per 100,000 people recorded over the 14-day up to the July 7. The Scottish health boards of Fife and Lanarkshire also feature in the top 10 together with North-West England. According to the ZOE COVID Symptom Study app, 1 in 83 of all people in Scotland have COVID-19 against 1 in 159 across the UK. According to weekly data published by National Records of Scotland, coronavirus related deaths have also begun to climb, albeit from a low level. There were 21 COVID-19 related deaths in Scotland over the week ending July 4, up from 17 deaths recorded in the previous week.
At least 52 young workers perish in Bangladesh factory fire
In yet another shocking inferno, at least 52 mostly teenage workers died in a sweatshop factory, when a blaze engulfed a multi-storey food and beverage factory, just outside Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka, on Thursday night. A firefighter communicates with his colleagues on a walkie talkie inside the burnt food and beverage factory in Rupganj, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 9, 2021. Almost none of the bodies recovered on Friday could be recognised, BSS reported, citing Fire Service and Civil Defence director Lieutenant Colonel Zillur Rahman. The country’s worst industrial disaster came the following year, when the eight-storey Rana Plaza garment factory complex outside Dhaka collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people. According to Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence statistics, 383 industrial fires occurred in 2020, 273 of them in apparel factories.
Notre Dame lead contamination lawsuit highlights criminality of Paris authorities, complicity of CGT union
(AP Photo/Francois Mori)In adults, lead poisoning can cause infertility, memory loss, and high blood pressure. In children, lead poisoning can cause severe developmental delay, learning difficulties, seizures and hearing loss. Furthermore, lead poisoning can occur from any contact with a lead-laden surface, meaning that the contamination around Notre Dame was a danger to anyone passing through the area. The CGT’s response to Notre Dame lead contamination was a harbinger of their crucial support to the herd immunity policy of the EU and Macron in response to COVID-19 a year later. Efforts to repair Notre Dame have been marred by controversy from its outset.
Far-right National Rally backs Le Pen as 2022 French presidential candidate
Last weekend, France’s neo-fascist National Rally (RN) assembled for its congress in Perpignan, which endorsed Marine Le Pen as the RN’s presidential candidate and president of the party. Far-right leader Marine le Pen attends a press conference in Toulon, southern France, June 17, 2021. On election night, as journalists spoke of a crisis of French democracy, Le Pen, visibly frustrated, blamed her voters. Le Pen renamed the old National Front (FN) the National Rally and demanded the RN avoid hailing the Holocaust and other crimes of 20th-century European fascism. In her address to the congress, Le Pen made clear that no profound differences separate her positions from theirs, by saluting the RN’s fascist heritage.
CDC says vaccinated teachers and students don’t need masks
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings, further loosening guidelines for reopening schools even as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the country. The CDC likewise advised schools to reopen even if they cannot guarantee three feet of distance between students. Teachers condemned the CDC’s mandate, which will inevitably lead to the deaths of students, teachers and family members. Cases and hospitalizations across the US are climbing in line with every other nation that has seen the Delta variant dominate. Yet, the CDC has advised that vaccinated people should not be tested unless they are symptomatic.
Sri Lankan government uses coronavirus laws to ban protests
Addressing cooperative society representatives on Monday, President Gotabhaya Rajapakse hinted at a complete abandonment of the existing limited health restrictions. A day after the DGHS guidelines were announced, police moved to end all protests, declaring that participants were violating the quarantine laws. Five people were arrested, including Duminda Nagamuwa, a Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) leader. Thirty-one people were arrested, including several leaders of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) and the Ceylon Teachers Union general secretary, Joseph Stalin. Democratic and social rights are incompatible with the continued existence of the capitalist system in Sri Lanka.
Volvo workers vote down third UAW-backed agreement: Live updates
The striking Volvo workers have been encouraged by the statements of support they have received from Volvo workers and other auto workers in the US and internationally. Full Report and VideoStatement of the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee calling for rejection of the third tentative agreementThis statement was published by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee in advance of the vote on Thursday. The Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee calls on workers to vote “no” on the new Tentative Agreement brought back by the UAW. Full ReportAustralian postal workers support striking Volvo workers in the USThe latest meeting of the Australian Postal Workers Rank-and-File Committee unanimously passed a resolution in solidarity with striking Volvo workers in Dublin, Virginia. The fight against this reaction must be advanced by expanding the Volvo Workers’ Rank-and-File Committee and strengthening its collaboration with other workers internationally.
Rancher pinned under ATV for two days survived on water, beer
A Wyoming rancher was pinned under an ATV for two days after a rollover crash — and survived the ordeal by drinking bottled water and beer. “It was scary as hell is what it was,” Reynolds told the newspaper from his hospital bed Wednesday. Reynolds said he honked the ATV’s horn until the battery died, but no one was in earshot in the remote area outside Gillette. Neighbor Don Hamm reportedly discovered Reynolds Tuesday morning while combing the area on horseback. By the time help arrived, Reynolds was “pretty much out of it,” he told the paper.
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The Look Ahead: July 9, 2021
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Heat, wind spur California fire; evacuation hits Nevada area
Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, as it burns at Frenchman Lake in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The blaze, which was only 11% contained, officially had blackened more than 38 square miles (98 square kilometers) but that figure was expected to increase dramatically when fire officials were able to make better observations. The fire was one of several burning in the West, including several that destroyed dozens of California homes in recent days. The meeting will be streamed on the Facebook page for the Fremont-Winema National Forest beginning at 7 p.m. Fire crews in north-central Idaho were facing extreme conditions and gusts as they fought two wildfires covering a combined 19.5 square miles (50.5 square kilometers).
Death toll in Florida condo collapse rises to 79
"Thank you, from the bottom of my heart and all of us who are so happy to have played a role in returning Binx with his family," she said. This comes as the confirmed death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condominium tower rose to 79 after workers recovered an additional 14 bodies and had reduced the pile of rubble down nearly to ground level.A total of 61 people remain missing and feared dead in the concrete and steel ruins of the 12-story building in the oceanfront town of Surfside, Miami-Dade County, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told a news conference. The number of missing could change as it remains possible that not all were in the building when it abruptly crumbled to the ground in the early hours of June 24. Officials have yet to determine the cause of the disaster.
The Creepy Trend That Sparked a Highway Standoff With a Black Militia
“I’ve noticed it more,” Christine Sarteschi, author of a book on the sovereign-citizen movement, told The Daily Beast of Moorish sovereign citizens. Few organizations keep tabs on the Moorish movement, making their ranks hard to quantify. “You are not to pay taxes to foreigners who are doing business within the borders of YOUR ancestral estate,” one Moorish sovereign instructed followers. Ritchie Moore did not return a request for comment, but continues to produce regular videos on Moorish sovereign legal advice. “What makes this even more puzzling,” Cottrol said, is that there are provisions for legal gun transport, even in states like Massachusetts with stricter gun policies.
‘We need help’: Haiti’s interim leader requests US troops
A Haitian police asks a woman to move away from a gate at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. “We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Associated Press in a phone interview late Friday. On Friday, a group of lawmakers declared loyalty and recognized Joseph Lambert, the head of Haiti’s dismantled senate, as provisional president in a direct challenge to the interim government’s authority. “I’m not interested in a power struggle,” said Joseph, who assumed leadership with the backing of police and the military. Prosecutors also want to interrogate members of Moïse’s security detail, including the president’s security coordinator, Jean Laguel Civil, and Dimitri Hérard, the head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace.
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'We need help': Haiti's interim leader requests US troops
“We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Associated Press in a phone interview late Friday. On Friday, a group of lawmakers declared loyalty and recognized Joseph Lambert, the head of Haiti’s dismantled senate, as provisional president in a direct challenge to the interim government’s authority. Joseph expressed dismay that others would try to take advantage of Moïse’s murder for political gain. “I’m not interested in a power struggle,” said Joseph, who assumed leadership with the backing of police and the military. Prosecutors also want to interrogate members of Moïse’s security detail, including the president’s security coordinator, Jean Laguel Civil, and Dimitri Hérard, the head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace.
U.S rebuffs Haiti troops request after president's assassination
Haiti also made a request for forces to the United Nations Security Council, Pierre said. "We were in a situation where we believed that infrastructure of the country – the port, airport and energy infrastructure – might be a target," Pierre told Reuters. Police in Haiti said the assassination was carried out by a commando unit of 26 Colombian and two Haitian-American mercenaries. Henry this week told Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste he did not consider Joseph the legitimate prime minister. "The assassination... has provoked a political and institutional vacuum at the highest level of state," said Haitian opposition politician Andre Michel.
2 dead, 1 wounded in murder-suicide at Texas restaurant
According to witnesses and security video from the restaurant, the man had been sitting at the other end of the bar before the shooting, police said. Police said Friday that the woman told investigators she and her husband did not know the man who shot them. It was unclear how many patrons were at the restaurant, but Slinkard said it wasn’t very crowded. A spokeswoman for the restaurant referred questions about the shooting to Houston police. The restaurant is popular with families, as it features a 150,000-gallon (567,811-liter) aquarium and amusement park rides, including a giant Ferris wheel.
Suspected murder-suicide in Houston restaurant
StoryfulA man has been arrested after he attempted to kidnap a six-year-old boy outside a store in Placentia, California, on Monday, July 5, local police said.Placentia Police Department said 41-year-old Michael Foley stopped his vehicle in the middle of the street, directly across from Peewee’s Market, exited his vehicle, and ran toward the child.The boy’s mother was inside of the store at the time. The boy was waiting near the entrance with family friends, police said.Police reported that Foley then picked up the boy and began carrying him back to his vehicle when witnesses began yelling at him. The 41-year-old is reported to have then kissed the child on the cheek and said, “I love you, baby,” before putting the boy down, returning to his vehicle and driving off. Credit: Placentia PD via Storyful
Man walks up and shoots couple dining at Houston aquarium, then turns gun on himself, police say
Police in Texas say a shooting at the Houston Downtown Aquarium on Thursday night left two people dead and a woman injured. Houston Police Executive Chief Matt Slinkard said at a press briefing that their initial investigation indicated that a man, seated at the bar at the aquarium restaurant, appeared to have walked toward a couple dining on the far end of the bar and shot them. "This suspect got up, and in a very quick manner, went around the bar to the area where the male and female were together. Image: The Houston Downtown Aquarium (Raymond Boyd / Getty Images file)The suspect shot the man and the woman before turning the gun on himself, according to Slinkard. HPD has not identified the victims or suspect at this time, a spokesperson told NBC News on Friday.
Is Snowflake Stock A Buy? Software Maker Sets Path To $10 Billion In Revenue By 2028
ReutersStock-trading app Robinhood Markets Inc is giving its billionaire founders four more years to hit share price targets that trigger stock awards worth $1.4 billion, according to a regulatory filing and four executive compensation experts who reviewed it. The company had agreed to award CEO Vladimir Tenev and chief creative officer Baiju Bhatt 13.8 million shares contingent on its share price reaching certain price levels at the time of its initial public offering (IPO), the executive compensation experts who analyzed the filing told Reuters in interviews. Robinhood tweaked the terms of the stock awards in late May so the founders will get a second chance to receive the shares if the IPO price does not meet the thresholds under the plan, according to the filing and the executive compensation experts.
Son of Chile indigenous leader killed by police in restive province -media
Indigenous people have claimed for decades that their territory has been illegally requisitioned by agriculture and forestry companies acting with state complicity. The victim was Ernesto Llaitul, 26, according to the media reports citing the Chilean prosecutor's office. He was the son of Hector Llaitul, a Mapuche leader described as a spokesperson for the activist group Coordinadora Arauco - Malleco. Ernesto Llaitul was also identified as the victim in a statement on Twitter by Mijael Carbone Queipul, the leader of another local group, the Mapuche Territorial Alliance. In 2018, Camilo Catrillanca, 24, the grandson of a local indigenous leader, was shot in the head during a police operation in a rural community near the town of Ercilla, triggering nationwide protests.
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Buena Park police respond to shooting outside of Knott’s Berry Farm; no active shooter
Buena Park police were responding Friday night to a shooting outside of Knott’s Berry Farm. The department posted at about 9 p.m. on Twitter that there was no active shooter. The theme park said in a statement that park personnel had assisted a victim outside of the park’s gates who was later taken to a hospital. Television footage showed a fire truck and ambulance at the scene and police blocking traffic. Beach Boulevard has been closed between Crescent Avenue and the 91 freeway, according to California Highway Patrol spokesperson Mayra Delgado.
IMF to help countries buy vaccines
“This is a shot in the arm for the world,” Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the IMF, said in a statement. The travel businesses say the government’s “traffic light” system of classing countries as low, medium, or high risk, is not transparent. Only 27 countries and territories are on the “green list” which allows British residents to travel there without having to quarantine on return. Arrivals from dozens of “amber list” countries have to self-isolate at home for 10 days, while people arriving from “red list” countries including India and Brazil must quarantine in a government-approved hotel. The government says it will lift the self-isolation requirement for fully vaccinated Britons returning from amber list countries on July 19.
Cat from collapsed building found alive, returned to family
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Binx the cat, who had lived on the ninth floor of the South Florida condo building that collapsed last month, has been found safe and returned to its family, officials said Friday. Gina Nicole Vlasek, co-founder of The Kitty Campus, posted on Facebook that a black cat resembling Binx was found near the rubble of the Surfside building Thursday night and brought to the group's nearby facility in Miami Beach. A former Champlain Towers South resident visited The Kitty Campus on Friday and confirmed that the feline was hers, Vlasek said. “We are so grateful to be able to help in any small way," Vlasek wrote.
I-93 ramp in Boston to be closed for movie film Saturday
Instead of headlights, an on-ramp to the Tip O’Neill Tunnel in downtown Boston on Saturday will be lit up with the bright lights of Hollywood. The on-ramp at Lincoln and Essex streets leading to Interstate 93 north will be closed from 4 p.m. to midnight, MassDOT announced. The name of the movie production company was not disclosed.
EDITORIAL: Stores close in response to rampant San Francisco shoplifting
Walgreens, another ubiquitous chain store, has closed 17 locations in San Francisco over the past few years. The company said the level of theft in its San Francisco stores is four times its national average. A viral video showed a group of looters running out of a San Francisco Neiman Marcus holding expensive handbags. Perhaps the density of the San Francisco area means organized shoplifting rings won’t set up in other parts of the states. The negative take is that San Francisco is a harbinger of things to come for other parts of California.
Fire grows in Northern California; evacuation hits Nevada area
Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, as it burns at Frenchman Lake in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)Firefighters arrive at Frenchman Lake to battle the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burning in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The Beckwourth Complex — which began as two lightning-caused fires in Plumas National Forest — showed “extreme behavior,” fire information officer Lisa Cox said Friday evening. The fire was one of several burning in the West, including several that destroyed dozens of California homes in recent days. Fire crews in north-central Idaho were facing extreme conditions and gusts as they fought two wildfires covering a combined 19.5 square miles.
Years after case, Jennifer Bush says she wasn't a victim of Munchausen or abuse by her mom
"The odds are often against you to be successful in life. I challenge you to rise up against those odds, and be the very best you can be with the circumstances you are facing. Don't be ashamed or embarrassed to get the extra help that is offered, you will be thankful that you did in the future. There were many times that it would have been easier to give up, but it's persevering against the odds that makes it even more fulfilling. Don't let your current circumstance shape your future, and never doubt yourself!"
Woman critically hurt in North Bend rampage dies weeks later; death toll rises to 4
A woman who was critically hurt in a deadly rampage last month in North Bend has died, upping the death toll from the attacks to four. She’s one of four people who authorities say were killed by Oen Nicholson, a Coos County man accused of later kidnapping a woman and forcing her to drive him to Wisconsin. Coos County District Attorney Paul Frazier said he plans to file charges against Nicholson in Oyster’s death. Nicholson then went to a nearby marijuana dispensary and fatally shot Coos Bay resident Jennifer Davidson, 47, who was working there, according to Frazier. He fled east on Oregon 126 in a truck that was registered to his father, Charles Simms Nicholson, 83, Frazier said.
7-year-old boy found hours after going missing from NE Portland
UPDATE 9:45 p.m.: Police said residents of a nearby street spotted the boy playing with a neighborhood cat. ----A seven-year-old boy has been missing from his Northeast Portland neighborhood for several hours, and authorities are concerned he may be in danger, Portland police reported on Friday evening. The boy was seen riding his skateboard in the Sabin/Irvington neighborhood around 5:30 p.m., but has not been seen since. Police said the boy is four feet tall, 50 pounds, was wearing a gray shirt with burgundy sleeves, blue jeans and blue and white shoes. Officers are currently looking for him, and asked anyone with information about where he might be to email the missing persons unit at missing@portlandoregon.gov.
Hunter Biden paintings pose ethical challenge for president
“After careful consideration a system has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards,” Psaki told reporters. Hunter Biden has now shifted his focus to the art world. “That’s part of the appearance problem.”The concern, he said, is that regardless of who purchases the paintings, such high prices suggest Hunter Biden is profiting off his father’s name. It restored a two-year ban on departing senior appointees communicating with their former agency and expanded that ban to include communications with senior White House staff. Painter said that while the agreement concerning Hunter Biden’s paintings are not ideal, the administration overall has displayed a marked improvement on ethics matters over Biden’s predecessor.
Pacific Northwest strengthens heat protections for workers
“The heat experienced in our state this year has reached catastrophic levels,” Washington Gov. The scramble to protect workers follows a heat wave that hit the Northwest and British Columbia at the end of June and broke all-time heat records in places like Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Nearly 200 deaths have been blamed on the heat in Washington and Oregon, while authorities in British Columbia say hundreds of people there may have died. With more hot weather on the way, we’re taking action now,” said Joel Sacks, director of the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries. At 80 F (27 C) or above, employers must provide sufficient shade and an adequate supply of drinking water.
Dear Abby: Sister longs for deeper relationship with siblings
Dear AbbyJeanne PhilipsDear Abby: I recently moved back to my hometown after being away for six years. I always thought I was close to them, but after moving back, it seems I can’t break through the barrier of sister versus friend. But we only saw each other for family get-togethers (pre-COVID), and when we talk, we discuss family matters mostly. Must I accept our relationship as is, or are there things I can try? Dear Abby: My husband of 20 years constantly blames everything on the political party I lean toward.
‘We need help’: Haiti’s interim leader requests US troops
“We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Associated Press in a phone interview late Friday. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................On Friday, a group of lawmakers declared loyalty and recognized Joseph Lambert, the head of Haiti’s dismantled senate, as provisional president in a direct challenge to the interim government’s authority. Joseph expressed dismay that others would try to take advantage of Moïse’s murder for political gain. “I’m not interested in a power struggle,” said Joseph, who assumed leadership with the backing of police and the military. Prosecutors also want to interrogate members of Moïse’s security detail, including the president’s security coordinator, Jean Laguel Civil, and Dimitri Hérard, the head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace.
Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. A shipment of more than 1,000 oxygen cylinders, concentrators, ventilators and other health devices arrived from Singapore on Friday, followed by another 1,000 ventilators from Australia, said Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the government minister in charge of Indonesia’s pandemic response. Beside those donations, Indonesia plans to buy 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — devices that generate oxygen — from neighboring Singapore, Pandjaitan said. “We recognize the difficult situation Indonesia currently finds itself in with a surge of COVID cases,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. In addition to sending vaccines, the U.S. is working to increase assistance for Indonesia’s broader COVID-19 response efforts, she said, without elaborating.
Hackers disrupt Iran's rail service with fake delay messages
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's railroad system came under cyberattack on Friday, a semi-official news agency reported, with hackers posting fake messages about train delays or cancellations on display boards at stations across the country. The hackers posted messages such as “long delayed because of cyberattack" or “canceled" on the boards. The semiofficial Fars news agency reported that the hack led to “unprecedented chaos” at rail stations. Earlier in the day, Fars said trains across Iran had lost their electronic tracking system. In 2019, an error in the railway company's computer servers caused multiple delays in train services.
Amber list 'holidays' still feel like hell – as I'm learning
Back in the very early days of 2020, we returned from a two week Christmas holiday in Thailand – Thailand! And so, here I am all these years later, planning a summer holiday that feels more like a trip to Pentonville prison. And while quarantine is out when we get back from our trip, it’s most certainly in before we leave for it. The holiday pre-quarantine is definitely about to become A Thing, given that there currently seem to be more people in the UK with Covid than without it. I wonder, will the many hours spent in the epic queue at border control count towards your quarantine time?
Seoul heads for lockdown as infections spiral in South Korea
South Korea posted its highest ever number of new daily Covid-19 infections within 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency has said, in a third consecutive day of record high new infections. Starting on Monday, coronavirus curbs will be tightened to the strictest level possible in Seoul and neighbouring regions for the first time. The country reported 1,378 new Covid-19 cases as of midnight on Friday, up from Thursday’s record of 1,316. About 11% of South Korea’s 52 million people have completed vaccination, including receiving both shots for vaccines requiring two doses, while 30% have received one dose, KDCA said in a statement. South Korea’s total Covid-19 infections to date stand at 166,722 with 2,038 deaths.
The kids that never went back to school... by choice
Amanda Spielman said a disproportionate number of the children who have not returned to school following lockdown have some kind of problem or need. Headteachers have attributed the rise in the number of parents pulling their children out of school to their anxiety about Covid-19. “None of which would have made any difference had our children wanted to return to school, but the opposite was true. Facing a rebellion, we withdrew them from school to electively home educate.”Since then, she says, her children have been thriving. Yet for her children, the social side of school was “a double-edged sword.” Instead of navigating friendship issues in the playground, they now mix happily at various groups they attend, such as Forest School and Beach School.
How to master soft glamour at every age - and why older women do it best
Let the gorging on pictures of primped and corseted A-listers teetering along the Croisette in big hair and bigger jewellery commence. Except I don’t think red carpets are the places to find genuine glamour these days. Tight faces, shellacked hair, the breathe-in-but-for-God’s-sake-don’t-breathe-out posture - it all looks the opposite of fun and frankly not worth striving for. Ideas about fashion and beauty have changed in quite fundamental ways since the start of 2020. Choppy, undone hair without visible scaffolding, no make-up-make-up and languid clothes that skim rather than strangle the body.
How subtle tweakments could be the answer to ‘post-lockdown face’
A combination of too many video calls, stress and changing attitudes to the needle have created a so-called Zoom Boom for ‘tweakments’ that go the extra mile. If you’re new to all this, or even if you’re not, it can be confusing. Sometimes it’s combined with Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound to heat subcutaneous tissue and kick-start collagen production. Results can be a third as effective as a facelift (measured in terms of ‘lift’), and skin quality should also improve. Full effects won’t be seen for six months, although you should begin to see skin firming within weeks.
Finally! A Scandi drama I can follow without taking my eyes off my meatballs
You’re not watching TV at all at the moment. I also went to see a play last week – Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker in Constellations at the Vaudeville – and it was a magnificent experience just to be there. Not for me because, when I’m watching a play, I’m always eating. Anyway, I know I might be the only person in Britain who’s seen Young Royals, but I like it. If you want to see a gay Swedish prince waving his boiled hot dog at a teenage socialist, this is the show for you.
The King of Diamonds' 'insatiable obsession' has been turned into 39 Oscar-worthy pieces of jewellery
The name Harry Winston is synonymous with diamonds; but increasingly the house and its clients are revelling in the creativity afforded by gems of all colours of the rainbow, delving into its archive for inspiration. Back in 2018 there was the Candy range of sweetie-hued cocktail rings; last year saw the aptly named Kaleidoscope collection of pendants and watches. This year, the American maison’s latest range of fine and high jewellery features a bounty of coloured stones, the likes of which Mr Winston once referred to as “an insatiable obsession”.
34 artisans and 70 components: what it takes to make a truly unique bag in 2021
It marks the second time the Greek-born designer, famed for her trompe l'oeil prints and bold use of colour, has collaborated with Bulgari. Back in October 2019, the house provided the high jewellery for her spectacular debut couture show, held in the Temple of Poseidon near Athens. As with so many things over the past year however, Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works of their latest outing together. With Katrantzou in London (and later Athens) and Bulgari's specialist artisans in Florence, they had, she admits, "the most unorthodox start". "After that, it became about doing everything decisively and precisely through 3D renderings and prototypes, and shipping them to wherever we were to dissect every detail to the millimetre," she says.
Summer reading: 75 books to take on holiday in 2021, from crime to history
Whether you're heading to the beach, or planning a staycation, our critics have your reading needs covered. From a tale of an 'artificial friend' to an amorous bear, Captain Tom's tips to Napoleon's gardens, this is your guide to the best summer reading. A masterclass in historical fiction, wearing its research lightly, Shipstead’s fat, juicy peach of a novel glides through the 20th century. LS (Bloomsbury, £14.99)Read the full review. LS (Atlantic, £14.99)Read the full review.
John Simpson: ‘There is so much nasty and vindictive propaganda against the BBC’
He had been in Lebanon, he recalls, with BBC News, covering the battle that had broken out when Israeli forces invaded the south of the country. The details of the conflict, sometimes known as the First Lebanon War, may now have faded in our collective memory, but not in Simpson’s. The Israeli bombers didn’t care who they hit.’While the physical scars of the beating he endured that day have gone, the psychological ones remain. ‘It is that sense of relinquishing one’s own sense of control over what happened, or being in somebody’s thrall completely. ‘I used words I knew the man with the gun wouldn’t understand.
Son of Chile indigenous leader killed by police in restive province -media
By Aislinn LaingSANTIAGO – The son of a leader of Chile’s Mapuche people was shot dead by police on Friday in the restive Araucania province, local media reported, in a potential blow to attempts to improve relations between the state and indigenous people. The victim was Ernesto Llaitul, 26, according to the media reports citing the Chilean prosecutor’s office. He was the son of Hector Llaitul, a Mapuche leader described as a spokesperson for the activist group Coordinadora Arauco – Malleco. Ernesto Llaitul was also identified as the victim in a statement on Twitter by Mijael Carbone Queipul, the leader of another local group, the Mapuche Territorial Alliance. In 2018, Camilo Catrillanca, 24, the grandson of a local indigenous leader, was shot in the head during a police operation in a rural community near the town of Ercilla, triggering nationwide protests.
Vietnam receives 2 million coronavirus vaccines as it tackles worst outbreak
HANOI – Vietnam has received the first shipment of 2 million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine donated by the U.S. government, the American embassy in Hanoi said on Saturday, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst outbreak. The shipment, delivered via the COVAX sharing facility, is part of the 80 million vaccine doses President Joe Biden committed from U.S. vaccine supplies to support global needs, the embassy said in an emailed statement. State media reports said on Saturday that half of the Moderna doses would be funnelled to Ho Chi Minh City’s 9 million people. Vietnam has so far received around 8 million vaccine doses, mostly under the international COVAX sharing facility. More than 4 million doses have been administered, but only about 258,000 people have been fully vaccinated out of its total population of 98 million.
India's poor can't afford to beat the heat
We just have to bear it.”A girl bathes her livestock in Sri Ganganagar on July 4. The study also forecasts the frequency of heat waves by then to be three to four times higher than in 1976-2005, and they will last twice as long. Sustained heat waves can be mortally dangerous, especially when combined with high levels of humidity. It’s cold, sweet and fresh.”Filling up plastic water containers that his company distributes to homes without running water, Sitaram Sevta said the city’s inhabitants were used to the summer heat. It isn’t a Sri Ganganagar summer yet … (The temperature) is only 41 or 42.”
Bloomberg, Cooper and von Furstenberg enjoy penultimate day of Sun Valley 'billionaire summer camp'
AdvertisementBill Gates on Friday told his fellow billionaires that more needed to be done to combat climate change during an address at the annual Sun Valley conference in Idaho. On Thursday he was seen strolling the grounds of the Idaho resort with Evan Greenberg, president and CEO of insurance giant Chubb. Bezos is no longer CEO - a role now taken by Andy Jassy - and instead is chairman of the company. Branson has not been spotted at the Sun Valley conference and is believed to be in the midst of final preparations for the historic journey. On Thursday, Allen & Co. regulars Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, held a session on creativity.
South Korea’s push to strengthen defences could trigger reaction from North and Japan, say Chinese observers
Artist’s illustration of an underwater missile launch, a capability South Korea said it has now acquired. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Mercenaries: the sinister export from Colombia's conflict
Hardened by more than half a century of conflict back home, retired Colombian soldiers and illegal combatants feed the sinister market of mercenaries around the world. But the participation of Colombian mercenaries highlights the lucrative transnational mercenary market. It's not just retired soldiers that leave Colombia's borders -- already so porous to the export of cocaine -- as guns for hire. He says that what happened in Haiti was a "typical case of recruitment" of Colombian ex-soldiers by private companies to carry out operations in other countries. "The companies are legal, but that doesn't mean that all the activities carried out by these people are strictly legal," added Mantilla.
Escaped bears expose decades-old problems of inhumane bile farming in S. Korea
Officials inspect a bear farm in Yongin, South Korea, on Thursday in this photo provided by the Yongin city government. (Yonhap)Early this week, two young bears escaped from their cramped cages at a breeding farm in Yongin, south of Seoul. The group reported the farm's owner to police in June last year for illegal breeding, extraction of bile and butchering bears for meat. South Korea is one of a few countries in the world that still allow bear bile farming. In order to reduce the number of captive bears, the Ministry of Environment financially supported farmers to have their bears sterilized.
Daily horoscope for Saturday, July 10, 2021
Try refreshing your browser, or Daily horoscope for Saturday, July 10, 2021 Back to videoTaurus (April 20-May 20) During the Moon Alert (see above) make sure you don’t agree to anything important when talking to siblings, relatives and neighbours. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Be very careful today because the Moon Alert (see above) is taking place in your Money House. This influence will be strongest during the Moon Alert today (see above.) During the Moon Alert today, don’t volunteer for anything or agree to anything important. (Especially avoid important decisions about inheritances and shared property or how to divide or share something.)
Japan's Hokkaido region bans fans at Olympic football matches
Sapporo Dome stadium will be hosting five Olympic football matches but without spectatorsAdvertising Read moreTokyo (AFP)Japan's northern Hokkaido region has decided to ban spectators at the Olympic football matches hosted in the area, expanding unprecedented steps to hold the Games mostly behind closed doors due to the pandemic. Local governor Naomichi Suzuki announced the move late Friday night, reversing a decision a day earlier by Olympic organisers to ban spectators from events in the greater Tokyo region but allow some fans at competitions held elsewhere. "All events to be held in Sapporo will take place with no spectators," Suzuki said in a written statement, referring to the five matches the regional capital is hosting. A handful of competitions will take place outside the capital, including Sapporo which will also host marathon and race walk events. Olympic and local officials have already asked the public not to come out to watch the races live.
Afghan pilots assassinated by Taliban as US withdraws
At least seven Afghan pilots, including Zamaray, have been assassinated off base in recent months, according to two senior Afghan government officials. The Pentagon said it was aware of the deaths of several Afghan pilots in killings claimed by the Taliban, but declined comment on US intelligence and investigations. Afghan military pilots are particularly attractive assassination targets, current and former US and Afghan officials say. Precious, Over-stretchedTwo Afghan Air Force pilots were killed on June 7 while trying to evacuate troops wounded during a surge of fighting against the Taliban insurgency. Asadi said the Afghan Air Force had failed to do enough to protect pilots vulnerable to off-base assassinations.
Elevated warming, ozone have detrimental effects on plant roots, promote soil carbon loss
Credit: CC0 Public DomainTwo factors that play a key role in climate change—increased climate warming and elevated ozone levels—appear to have detrimental effects on soybean plant roots, their relationship with symbiotic microorganisms in the soil and the ways the plants sequester carbon. AMF take carbon from plants and provide nitrogen and other useful soil nutrients that plants need in order to grow and develop. The resulting experiments showed that warming and increased ozone levels make soybean roots thinner as they save resources to get the nutrients they need. Perhaps even more surprisingly, Hu said that more warming and ozone changed the type of AMF that colonize soybean plants. Journal information: Science Advances Y. Qiu el al., "Warming and elevated ozone induce tradeoffs between fine roots and mycorrhizal fungi and stimulate organic carbon decomposition,"(2021).
Heavy rain hits southern Japan, over 120,000 ordered to evacuate: NHK
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan issued evacuation requests to more than 120,000 residents in some southern prefectures due to heavy rain on Saturday (July 10), NHK reported, just days after deadly landslides struck the seaside city of Atami southwest of Tokyo. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain alerts in three prefectures on Kyushu island, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate. A week ago heavy rains lashed the resort city of Atami, triggering landslides that have killed at least nine people and left 20 missing.
Locked-down Sydney warned worse may be ahead, COVID-19 cases at 2021 high
There were 50 new cases of community transmission in the country's most populous state, up from 44 a day earlier, the previous 2021 record high. This brings the outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant to 489 cases. There are 47 cases in hospital, or about one in 10 people infected in the current outbreak. Of those, 19 people are under the age of 55 and 16 people are in intensive care, including a teenager. read moreReporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Lincoln Feast and William MallardOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
California wildfire grows explosively, prompts evacuations
The Beckwourth Complex Fire on federal land near the town of Beckwourth prompted evacuations, a closure of part of the Plumas National Forest and presented serious danger for area campgrounds, National Forest Service officials said. Firefighters battle the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burning in Plumas National Forest, Calif., July 8, 2021. The National Weather Service reported lightning strikes on the east flank of the blaze. Noah Berger / APThe warning signifies "dangerously hot conditions" and temperatures at near 100 degrees, the weather service said. The Beckwourth Complex Fire appeared to be the most serious of several brush fires burning in California Friday.
Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
People wait for their turn to refill their oxygen tanks at a recharging station in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)People wait for their turn to refill their oxygen tanks at a recharging station in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. Beside those donations, Indonesia plans to buy 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — devices that generate oxygen — from neighboring Singapore, Pandjaitan said. “Panicked people bought oxygen tanks even though they didn’t need them yet,” Mulyana said.
Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country
Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation. Taiwan’s Embassy in Port-au-Prince said police had arrested 11 individuals who tried to break into the compound early Thursday. Police were alerted by embassy security while Taiwanese diplomats were working from home.
Samsung makes its free TV Plus streaming service available on the web
Even people who don't own Samsung devices can now enjoy its ad-supported streaming service. According to Protocol, the tech giant launched TV Plus — something that used to be exclusively available on the the brand's TVs and mobile devices — for the web in May. It was likely a soft launch, as the publication called it, seeing as Samsung has yet to formally announce its web version and has yet to include it in any marketing material for the streaming service. While there was zero fanfare surrounding TV Plus' web expansion, a company rep confirmed to Protocol that Samsung did indeed roll out a web version of the service in the second quarter. Samsung launched TV Plus back in 2016, and it has since evolved into its current cable-like free ad-supported form.
Former UCLA spirit squad director sues school saying she was wrongfully terminated
The former longtime director of UCLA’s spirit squad has sued the school’s Title IX office, alleging it botched an investigation that led to her termination after spirit squad members attended a Las Vegas burlesque show with a prominent athletics booster. The spirit squad members who wanted to see the show arrived late and were seated in the front row. UCLA’s Title IX office retained an independent investigative firm to evaluate claims Robbins had been responsible for sexually harassing spirit squad members. Robbins was also forbidden from attending receptions or events where spirit squad members might appear through the same time period or initiating contact with spirit squad members while they were enrolled at UCLA. Beck later stated Vehling’s termination should be upheld based on her “misconduct and failure to maintain appropriate work performance standards” after allowing the spirit squad members to attend the burlesque show.
New video shows Capitol rioter threaten officer: ‘You’re gonna die tonight’
Associated PressTwo Seattle police officers who were in Washington, D.C., during the Jan. 6 insurrection were illegally trespassing on Capitol grounds while rioters stormed the building, but they lied about their actions, a police watchdog said in a report released Thursday. "They were both standing in the immediate vicinity of the Capitol Building in direct view of rioters lining the steps and climbing the walls," the Office of Police Accountability said in its report, citing video evidence. “OPA finds it unbelievable that they could think that this behavior was not illegal, contrary to their claims at their OPA interviews.”
Wife of coach who died by electrocution files lawsuit against Kentucky Utilities
The wife of an Estill County teacher and baseball coach who was electrocuted in May has filed a lawsuit against Kentucky Utilities. A flagpole at Blake Crowe’s home in Irvine fell and hit an electrical wire, according to previously published reports. When he arrived home and stepped out onto the wet grass May 9, he was electrocuted, Estill County Coroner Jimmie Wise said at the time. A KU technician who responded to the home found the flagpole still in contact with the conductor and removed it, the report states. Crowe, 28, was a teacher, head coach of the Estill County High School baseball team and father to two sons.
UPDATE 1-Locked-down Sydney warned worse may be ahead, COVID-19 cases at 2021 high
There were 50 new cases of community transmission in the country's most populous state, up from 44 a day earlier, the previous 2021 record high. This brings the outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant to 489 cases. There are 47 cases in hospital, or about one in 10 people infected in the current outbreak. Of those, 19 people are under the age of 55 and 16 people are in intensive care, including a teenager. No fully vaccinated people have required hospital care and 79% of those admitted have not had any doses, health authorities said.
California to require masks at schools, though CDC says they're not needed if vaccinated
California said that it will continue to require masks in school settings following updated CDC guidance that said vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks. Here's what parents and educators need to know:Can parents demand the right to have their children attend schools without masks? There are some children with disabilities who cannot manage masks or who cannot wear masks safely. All students, teachers and staff have been required to wear masks on campus even if they are vaccinated. The CDC does not deem any separation as needed among vaccinated children.
Heat wave and Oregon wildfire lead Flex Alert to be extended to Saturday
The California Independent System Operator, which runs the electric grid for most of the state, has extended its Flex Alert another day as a heat wave and a wildfire in Oregon strain the state’s power supply. During the alert, residents are urged to set thermostats at 78 degrees or higher, turn off all unnecessary lights and avoid using major appliances. Temperatures of up to 110 degrees are expected in the Cuyama Valley and San Luis Obispo County mountains, according to the National Weather Service. A heat advisory is also in effect until 9 p.m. Monday in the Ventura County mountains and Los Angeles County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica range. On Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Reno reported lightning strikes along the east side of the complex, produced by a pyrocumulonimbus cloud.
Phoenix man in extremely critical condition after found floating in pool
A man was hospitalized in extremely critical conditional on Friday after being found floating in his pool, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Fire crews performed advanced life support efforts before transporting the man to a local area hospital for further treatment, according to the fire department. Do not allow children to play in the pool area. Store all toys outside of the pool area. If you leave the pool area, take the child (children) with you.
Las Vegas snaps heat record for date with 116 at McCarran
Las Vegas snapped its high-temperature reading for the date with a blistering 116 degrees at McCarran International Airport on Friday. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_ImagesA Southwest plane departs as heat is causing travel delays at McCarran International Airport on Friday, July 9 2021, in Las Vegas. “The (computer) models are showing about equal chances both days.”The all-time McCarran record has been reached four times, most recently on June 20, 2017. Even higher elevations around the valley won’t offer much if any relief from the oppressive heat smothering the Las Vegas region. Here's a look at the latest high temperature probabilities for reaching or exceeding the ALL-TIME record high for Las Vegas (117°).
Man fatally shot in Englewood
A man was fatally shot Friday afternoon in Englewood on the South Side, Chicago police said. The 28-year-old was in the street around 1:16 p.m. in the 6600 Block of South Normal Avenue when a vehicle approached and the shooter stepped out and fired, according to police. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his back and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he later died, police said. His name hasn’t been released. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.
Former 'Undercover Boss' lists home west of Delray for almost $9 million
Steven M. Newman was the chief executive officer of Loehmann’s when he disguised himself and went undercover on the hit show in 2013. He took on four roles while undercover: lingerie specialist, assistant manager of e-commerce, visual merchandiser and personal shopper. Newman’s goal was to see firsthand if the new culture he had implemented throughout the company was working on the front lines. He currently holds the position of CEO at both Newman Investments and WePower Shop, a global e-commerce, retail and community shopping startup
Vatican: Pope to deliver Sunday blessing from Rome hospital
ROME — Pope Francis will follow in the footsteps of St. John Paul II and deliver his weekly Sunday blessing and greeting from the Rome hospital where he is recovering from intestinal surgery, the Vatican said Friday. It said his treatment and recovery at Gemelli Polyclinic were proceeding normally, with the pontiff walking, eating, working and celebrating Mass with hospital staff. Francis, 84, had half of his colon removed July 4 for what the Vatican said was a “severe” narrowing of his large intestine. During one stay in 1996, John Paul quipped that after so many visits, Gemelli had become the “Vatican No. The Polish pope, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, died at the Vatican on April 2, 2005.
China orders takedown of 25 apps from ride service Didi
BEIJING (AP) — China's regulator ordered the removal from app stores of 25 apps owned by Didi Global Inc., the country's largest ride-hailing service, citing severe violations of rules against collecting personal data. The 25 additional apps include Didi Enterprises, as well as ones designed for Didi drivers. The move comes after Chinese authorities said earlier this week they would step up supervision of companies listed overseas. Under the new measures, regulation of data security and cross-border data flows, as well as the management of confidential data, will be improved. An investigation found “serious violations” in how Didi collected and used personal information, the internet regulator said earlier in the week.
The Latest: S. Korea hits third-straight high in virus cases
However, the vaccine remains under emergency use authorization by the federal government, the university noted in a statement Thursday. The university previously proposed a vaccine requirement, and a draft of the policy was posted to UNM’s website. ———NEW YORK — U.S. health officials say vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings. The nation’s top public health agency is not advising schools to require shots for teachers and vaccine-eligible kids. The biggest questions will be at middle schools where some students are eligible for shots and others aren’t.
Cars crossed median before crash that killed mother, 5 kids
PHOENIX (AP) — A fiery crash that killed a mother and her five children happened after she made a U-turn in an interstate median and a semi-trailer hit her vehicle from behind, authorities said Friday. Moffit had been traveling on Interstate 10 west of Phoenix ahead of a friend who was in another vehicle. That woman got a flat tire and called Moffit to say she was going to cross the median to get to a safer location to seek help. She told Moffit to follow her, according to court documents. Although there was enough space on the side of the interstate to pull off safely, the two vehicles crossed the median in a no U-turn zone, authorities said.
Heat, wind spur California fire; evacuation hits Nevada area
“We’re expecting more of the same the day after and the day after and the day after,” Cox said. The fire was one of several burning in the West, including several that destroyed dozens of California homes in recent days. The Salt Fire has burned 27 homes and 14 outbuildings north of Redding, which hit 100 degrees (37.7 Celsius) before 11 a.m. The Lava Fire destroyed 20 structures, including 13 homes, and damaged two structures. The Tennant Fire destroyed five buildings, including two homes.
Tucson police investigate fatal shooting on city's south side
Tucson police have identified a man who was fatally shot outside a Quik Mart on the south side Thursday night. According to a news release from the Tucson Police Department, officers arrived at about 9 p.m. at 6301 S. Park Ave. and found Carlos Valdez, 19, with gunshot wounds. Valdez was taken to Banner-University Medical Center, where he died. Police said Valdez was involved in a verbal fight in the parking lot with a group of people when shots were fired. Officials are asking those with information to call 88-CRIME.
Heavy rain hits southern Japan, over 120,000 ordered to evacuate - NHK
TOKYO – Japan issued evacuation requests to more than 120,000 residents in some southern prefectures due to heavy rain on Saturday, NHK reported, just days after deadly landslides struck the seaside city of Atami southwest of Tokyo. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain alerts in three prefectures on Kyushu island, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate. A week ago heavy rains lashed the resort city of Atami, triggering landslides that have killed at least nine people and left 20 missing.
Haiti president's assassination: US and Colombia send troops, as more details of suspects emerge
The US and Colombia are sending troops to Haiti following the assassination of its president by a group of suspected mercenaries from the two nations. Colombia will also send its national intelligence directorate and intelligence director for the National Police to help Interpol with its investigations, President Ivan Dunque wrote on Twitter. Police in Haiti say Mr Moise was executed by a commando unit of 26 Colombian and two Haitian-American mercenaries. Pic: APSeventeen of them were captured and paraded in front of journalists at a news conference in Port-au-Prince on Thursday. Thousands of Haitians gathered outside the US embassy in Port-au-Prince on Friday amid rumours America would be granting people asylum.
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes near Rasht, Tajikistan - EMSC
– An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck 27 km (17 miles) east of Rasht in Tajikistan on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The quake was at a depth of 40 km and was also about 153 km south east of Khujand, Tajikistan, according to the EMSC.
Can Reddit's silver 'apes' beat the market?
Since March he’s spent around $100 a week — half his spare cash — on silver coins. Blackrock said it added more than 100 million ounces of silver to its stockpile in three days. A 10-ounce silver bar and silver Krugerrand coins owned by Kerry Kraker, a member of the Wall Street Silver community on Reddit. This year, the consultancy expects funds to hoard 150 million ounces — the second highest level ever — and bar and coin buyers 253 million ounces. Of 39 analysts and traders polled by Reuters in April, only seven thought silver prices would average $30 or more in 2022.
Communist Party emerges from shadows during Hong Kong crackdown
China’s Communist Party has abandoned its tradition of working from the shadows in Hong Kong as authorities pursue a sweeping crackdown on critics and remold the financial hub in the mainland’s authoritarian image. “We don’t demand that they be in favor of China’s socialist system; we only ask them to love the motherland and Hong Kong,” he said. | AFP-JIJIWith 90 million members, the party is ubiquitous on the mainland but in Hong Kong it has been all but invisible. ‘Love the party’“Beijing has turned to direct governance over Hong Kong,” veteran journalist and political analyst Johnny Lau said. “You cannot say that you are patriotic but you do not love the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party or you do not respect it,” he said.
It's a ‘golden age’ for Chinese brands bolstered by tech crackdown
China’s intensifying crackdown on technology companies is proving to be a cautionary tale for investors in the nation’s startups, with one notable exception: consumer brands. Chinese brands are grabbing market share from global rivals in the world’s largest consumer market. “The next decade will be the golden age for the rise of Chinese brands,” said Frank Wei, co-head of Warburg Pincus China, which invested in Genki Forest, valued at $6 billion. Livestreaming platforms “are giving birth to a plethora of new Chinese brands,” said Zhao Ran, president of Qianxun (Hangzhou), which works with more than 20,000 of them. A slew of Chinese brands have gone under just as fast as they emerged.
Heavy rain hits southern Japan, with over 120,000 ordered to evacuate
Japan issued evacuation requests to more than 120,000 residents in some southern prefectures due to heavy rain on Saturday, public broadcaster NHK reported, just days after deadly landslides struck the seaside city of Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture. The Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain alerts in three prefectures in Kyushu, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate. A week ago heavy rains lashed the resort city of Atami, triggering landslides that have killed at least nine people and left 20 missing. PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
China antitrust regulator blocks Tencent gaming site merger
Plans for the merger of China's two largest video game live-streaming sites were initially announced by Tencent last OctoberAdvertising Read moreBeijing (AFP)China's financial regulator has blocked a merger of the nation's two largest video game live-streaming sites planned by tech giant Tencent over antitrust concerns, it said Saturday. "If Huya and Douyu merged, that would... further strengthen Tencent's dominant position in the video game live-streaming market," Beijing's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) said in an online statement. "This has the effect of eliminating or restricting competition, is not conducive to fair market competition ... and is not conducive to the healthy and sustainable development of the online gaming and video game livestreaming market." Plans for the deal were initially announced by Tencent last October, but SAMR said it would undertake an antitrust review into the merger in December. Both Huya and Douyu are listed in the US, with market caps of $3.57 billion and $1.77 billion respectively.
'Coming home to Rome': England's Italians eye Euro victory
"It's coming home to Rome," Lambiase told AFP, predicting that his national team would beat England in the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship final at Wembley on Sunday. "It's always been a mystery to us what 'It's Coming Home' means," he added, referring to the popular anthem written by comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner that England fans sing at games. "This is the first time they've played in a (Euro) final, and we've won four world cups," he added. Hoping for a modest 1-0 win for Italy, he said that whatever happens, football was "definitely coming home to Bedford". Following England's defeat to Italy in Euro 2012, four people were arrested after England fans attacked a cavalcade of cars celebrating the Italian victory.
5 arrested in Honduras for brutal mob slaying of Italian
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Five residents of a town in Honduras were arrested Friday for the brutal mob slaying of an Italian man. Edgardo Barahona, a spokesman for the Public Safety Department, said more possible suspects were being sought in the killing of the Italian. Residents claimed the Italian man had killed another resident of the town of Yusguare. “People were angry the Italian was not immediately arrested ... but we cannot carry out an arrest without a warrant,” Barahona said. That was what unleashed this whole problem.”Yusguare is near the city of Choluteca, close to the border with neighboring Nicaragua.
Haiti asks UN, US to send troops after president’s assassination
Letter from prime minister’s office pleads for help ‘to restablish security and public order in the whole territory’ amid political chaos. Haiti has requested that the United Nations and the United States send troops to help secure key infrastructure after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise plunged the country into political turmoil, according to several reports. The 15-member UN Security Council would need to authorise a deployment of UN peacekeepers or police to Haiti. Police in Haiti said the assassination was carried out by a commando unit of 26 Colombian and 2 Haitian-American mercenaries. “The assassination … has provoked a political and institutional vacuum at the highest level of state,” said Haitian opposition politician Andre Michel.
Heavy rain hits southern Japan, over 120,000 ordered to evacuate - NHK
TOKYO, July 10 (Reuters) - Japan issued evacuation requests to more than 120,000 residents in some southern prefectures due to heavy rain on Saturday, NHK reported, just days after deadly landslides struck the seaside city of Atami southwest of Tokyo. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain alerts in three prefectures on Kyushu island, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate. A week ago heavy rains lashed the resort city of Atami, triggering landslides that have killed at least nine people and left 20 missing. read moreReporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Tom HogueOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
NASA awards contract to Northrop Grumman to build Gateway module
WASHINGTON — NASA has awarded a contract worth $935 million to Northrop Grumman to build and integrate the first habitation module for the lunar Gateway. NASA announced July 9 it finalized a contract with Northrop Grumman to build the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) module for the Gateway. “By leveraging our active Cygnus production line, Northrop Grumman can uniquely provide an affordable and reliable HALO module in the time frame needed to support NASA’s Artemis program,” said Steve Krein, vice president of civil and commercial satellites at Northrop Grumman, in a company statement. The fixed-firm-price contract covers assembly of HALO as well as integrating it with another Gateway module, the Maxar-built Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). NASA has been engaged with Northrop Grumman on HALO for nearly two years under a series of contracts worth more than $1.1 billion.
Capitol fencing starts to come down six months after Jan. 6 attack
Cunningham started a petition against the fence as soon as she heard of the proposal for making it permanent by the Capitol Police’s acting chief, Yogananda D. Pittman, at the end of January. Garnering over 34,000 signatures from across the region and country, Cunningham said she heard from other neighbors who wanted to work together to find better security solutions, which led to the creation of their community-based group, Don’t Fence the Capitol.
Death toll in Surfside condo collapse soars to 79, with 61 still missing
The death toll in the Surfside, Fla. condo collapse rose to 79 Friday, with 61 people still unaccounted for 16 days after the catastrophe. The magnitude of this tragedy is growing each and every day,” Levine Cava said at an evening press conference. “We know that there will be long-term impacts for the teams on the front line,” Levine Cava said. A makeshift memorial is seen near the site of the collapsed Champlain Towers South. There are still over 60 people missing after the Surfside collapse.
Death Valley soars to 130 degrees, matching Earth’s highest temperature in at least 90 years
The sweltering heat in Death Valley comes on the heels of its hottest June on record. And it was just three summers ago that it posted the hottest July ever recorded on the planet for the second year in a row. During that month, it hit at least 120 degrees on 21 days.
Chinese antitrust regulator blocks Tencent's $5.3 bln video games merger
REUTERS/Tingshu WangHONG KONG, July 10 (Reuters) - China's market regulator on Saturday said it would block Tencent Holdings Ltd's (0700.HK) plan to merge the country's top two videogame streaming sites, Huya (HUYA.N) and DouYu , on antitrust grounds. The State Administration Of Market Regulation (SAMR) said the decision was made after reviewing additional concessions proposed by Tencent for the merger. 2, respectively, as China's most popular video game streaming sites, where users flock to watch e-sports tournaments and follow professional gamers. Earlier this year, the anti-monopoly regulator placed a record $2.75 billion fine on e-commerce giant Alibaba for engaging in anti-competitive behavior. Huya and DouYu did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the SAMR decision.
Insurrectionists saying prayer during siege shows links to White evangelicals researcher says
The Jan. 6 insurrection was fueled by the merged beliefs of White evangelicals, White supremacists, and extremists historian Robert P. Jones, author of ‘White Too Long,’ tells Joy Reid.
Gymnast Aly Raisman reunited with dog that went missing over holiday
Gymnast Aly Raisman on Friday was reunited with her dog Mylo, who went went missing over the Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, two people helped reunite Raisman and Mylo. Raisman didn't explain how the pair helped track down her dog, but she had previously warned her followers not to shout his name or chase him. "He is terrified, and the folks at Missing Dogs Mass advised that we don’t have anyone yelling his name or running around looking for him. Dogs can hear about four times better than humans and are known to startle during fireworks displays.
California wildfire grows explosively, prompts evacuations
The Beckwourth Complex Fire on federal land near the town of Beckwourth prompted evacuations, a closure of part of the Plumas National Forest and presented serious danger for area campgrounds, National Forest Service officials said. Firefighters battle the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burning in Plumas National Forest, Calif., July 8, 2021. The National Weather Service reported lightning strikes on the east flank of the blaze. Noah Berger / APThe warning signifies "dangerously hot conditions" and temperatures at near 100 degrees, the weather service said. The Beckwourth Complex Fire appeared to be the most serious of several brush fires burning in California Friday.
Father's girlfriend charged with capital murder in death of 5-year-old found at Texas hotel
A Houston woman accused in the death of her boyfriend's 5-year-old son has been charged with capital murder, more than a month after she was allegedly found in a Jasper motel room with the child's body, officials said. Theresa Balboa, 29, was arrested in early June and had been charged with tampering with evidence. via KPRCBalboa has been charged with capital murder in "the atrocious death," the Harris County District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Balboa allegedly claimed that Olson's mother showed up with someone representing to be a police officer and demanded custody of the boy. The man who allegedly drove Balboa to the motel room, Dylan Walker, was also charged in Jasper County with tampering with evidence, NBC affiliate KPRC reported.
How HBCUs are changing the way America thinks about education
While conservatives work to ban critical race theory from schools, Howard University has just hired two award-winning journalists known for their writings about race and the impact of slavery on the country: Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates. MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson is joined by Howard University President Dr. Wayne Frederick to discuss the GOP's efforts to quash the honest teaching of U.S. history in schools and the recent high profile hires.
Texas teenager shot in apparent road rage incident on life support
A 17-year-old boy is on life support after he was shot in an apparent road rage incident while on his way home from a baseball game, according to police. 10-YEAR-OLD WHO PLAYED DEAD SURVIVES AFTER PARENTS AND SISTER WERE SHOT AND KILLED IN HOUSTON“He didn’t deserve to get shot,” the boy's father, Paul Castro, told KHOU. There are no words to convey the deep pain our family feels.”Police said on Wednesday the boy died from his injuries but later tweeted a correction, saying the teenager was on life support. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER"Please join us in praying for this young man and his family," Houston police said alongside an apology to the boy's family for the mistake. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Houston, Texas, Police, Transportation, shootings, CrimeOriginal Author: Jeremy BeamanOriginal Location: Texas teenager shot in apparent road rage incident on life support
A Michigan man will serve 5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes charges for hitting a Black teen with a bike lock
Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty ImagesA Michigan man faces five years in prison after he pleaded guilty for hate crime charges. Lee Mouat, 43, admitted to confronting a group of Black teens at a public beach last June. Court documents said Mouat struck one of the teens in the face wtih a bike lock, knocking out his teeth. A Michigan man was sentenced to five years in prison for a federal hate crime after he attacked a Black teenager, the Department of Justice announced Friday. Lee Mouat, 43, admitted to confronting a group of Black teenagers at the parking lot of a public beach in Monroe, Michigan, last year.
Teen shot in the head in road rage attack in Houston on life support in critical condition
A teenager was shot in the head during a road rage attack after an Astros game in Houston, Texas. (Paul Castro / KHOU 11)A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head during a road rage attack after a baseball game in Houston, Texas. Instead, the world took him too early, in a senseless and meaningless way.”“He didn’t deserve to get shot,” Mr Castro added. But there’s far too much road rage that’s occurring and we’re only going to stop it when people start turning these people in,” he added. Story continuesRead MoreJudge: No bail for man accused of road rage murder of boyOff-duty police officer resigns after video emerges of him pulling gun in road rage incidentMaserati driver captured shooting woman after she ‘cut him off’ in Washington DC road rage attack
Mayor reacts to missing cat found from collapse
ReutersThe confirmed death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condominium tower rose to 64 on Thursday after crews recovered the remains of 10 more people from the concrete and steel ruins of the building. A total of 76 people remain missing and feared dead in the mountain of rubble, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told a news conference, one day after local officials said no hope remained of finding survivors. "It was moving today to hear from a representative of the Miami Dade Fire Department, who said that they will not stop until they've gotten to the bottom of the pile and recovered every victim," Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told an afternoon news conference.
Chinese antitrust regulator blocks Tencent's $5.3 billion video games merger
The State Administration Of Market Regulation (SAMR) said the decision was made after reviewing additional concessions proposed by Tencent for the merger. SAMR said Huya and DouYu's combined market share in the video game live streaming industry would be over 70% and their merger would strengthen Tencent's dominance in this market, given Tencent already has over 40% market share in the online games operations segment. 2, respectively, as China's most popular video game streaming sites, where users flock to watch e-sports tournaments and follow professional gamers. Earlier this year, the anti-monopoly regulator placed a record $2.75 billion fine on e-commerce giant Alibaba for engaging in anti-competitive behavior. Huya and DouYu did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the SAMR decision.
UPDATE 2-Chinese antitrust regulator blocks Tencent's $5.3 bln video games merger
(Adds Tencent comment, context)HONG KONG, July 10 (Reuters) - China's market regulator on Saturday said it would block Tencent Holdings Ltd's plan to merge the country's top two videogame streaming sites, Huya and DouYu, on antitrust grounds. The State Administration Of Market Regulation (SAMR) said the decision was made after reviewing additional concessions proposed by Tencent for the merger. 2, respectively, as China's most popular video game streaming sites, where users flock to watch e-sports tournaments and follow professional gamers. Earlier this year, the anti-monopoly regulator placed a record $2.75 billion fine on e-commerce giant Alibaba for engaging in anti-competitive behavior. Huya and DouYu did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the SAMR decision.
Coronavirus Today: Tokyo Olympics without the fanfare
When the unstoppable force is the coronavirus, and the immovable object is the Tokyo Olympics, the answer is that history will be made. But a lot will depend on the coronavirus — particularly the highly transmissible Delta variant. The pandemic taught Kambhampati to stand up for herself. Your questions answeredToday’s question comes from readers who want to know: How well do COVID-19 vaccines work against the Delta variant? The pandemic in picturesA ferret named Archie gets a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Oakland Zoo.
Former UCLA spirit squad director sues school saying she was wrongfully terminated
The former longtime director of UCLA’s spirit squad has sued the school’s Title IX office, alleging it botched an investigation that led to her termination after spirit squad members attended a Las Vegas burlesque show with a prominent athletics booster. The spirit squad members who wanted to see the show arrived late and were seated in the front row. UCLA’s Title IX office retained an independent investigative firm to evaluate claims Robbins had been responsible for sexually harassing spirit squad members. Robbins was also forbidden from attending receptions or events where spirit squad members might appear through the same time period or initiating contact with spirit squad members while they were enrolled at UCLA. Beck later stated Vehling’s termination should be upheld based on her “misconduct and failure to maintain appropriate work performance standards” after allowing the spirit squad members to attend the burlesque show.
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Correction: Incorrect source cited for controversial song, video
In a story published online July 9, 2021, a controversial song and video created by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus was reported to have been commissioned by a Bay Area orchestra. The information has been retracted. The Bay Area News Group corrects all significant errors that are brought to the attention of editors. If you believe we have made such an error, please contact us with the error and correct information at corrections@bayareanewsgroup.com
San Jose: Kid hospitalized with ‘life threatening injuries’ in car crash, police say
SAN JOSE — A child was hospitalized with life threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Friday afternoon, police say. The crash happened between 5 and 5:45 p.m. Friday, near the intersection of Camden Avenue and Kooser Road. The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities, according to a San Jose police news release. Authorities say they will provide updates on the victim’s condition later Friday evening. It was not immediately known if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
5 tips to make life easier in ‘Monster Hunter Stories 2’
“Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin” is an enormous game and it will take players at least dozens of hours to finish. Here are some of the most important things I learned playing “Monster Hunter Stories 2”:1. Name your hatched Monsties with their stats — One of the hardest parts of “Monster Hunter Stories 2” is keeping track of all the creatures that you find. Remember to keep a stockpile of paintballs on hand each time you venture out in the world — Paintballs in “Monster Hunter Stories 2” function differently from the main games. More details to check for success during battles — Combat in “Monster Hunter Stories 2” can be overwhelming at first.
New England news in brief
She described the man as wearing a white T-shirt, white shorts, and dark sneakers and guessed that he was between 18 and 25 years old, police said. Another woman was shot in Roxbury on July 4 by a man who fled on a bike, police said. Teens vandalize Columbus statuteTwo teenagers are being charged with vandalism and malicious damage to property after they allegedly vandalized a Christopher Columbus statue. City officials have moved to install more security measures after an attempt to vandalize the Columbus statue in 2020. A Columbus statue in Providence was defaced with red paint in 2019, and later placed in storage to avoid additional vandalism.
Mercado360 Art Talk: Latina Fashion Pop-Up
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Collin County officials release video of jailers restraining Marvin Scott III before his death
The Collin County Sheriff’s Office has released video of jailers restraining Marvin Scott III before the 26-year-old’s death earlier this year. Some jailers occasionally leave or enter the room; there are generally between four and six in the room with Scott. A little more than 16 minutes into the video, Scott attempts to sit up and is pushed back down. About 26 minutes into the video, one medical official stops applying pressure to Scott’s chest and raises both arms in the air. More medical officials come into the room, and about a dozen people are in the room 30 minutes into the video.
1 dead in highway rollover crash northeast of Las Vegas
One person was killed after a highway crash near Moapa on Friday afternoon. Nevada Highway Patrol (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeOne person was killed after a highway crash near Moapa on Friday afternoon. The Nevada Highway Patrol reported that at 4:47 p.m. troopers rushed to the scene of a crash near U.S. Highway 93 and mile marker 57, according to traffic logs maintained by the agency. In a tweet, the Highway Patrol said the driver was ejected in a single-vehicle rollover crash and had died. Moapa is about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
Officials release ethnicities, ZIP codes of Oregon heat wave victims
Seventy-two of the 83 confirmed hyperthermia victims were white, according to data from the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office. Four of the heat victims were Hispanic, and two were Black. Fifty-two of the heat victims were male, and 31 were female. Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populous, accounts for 54 confirmed hyperthermia deaths, or 65% of all confirmed heat deaths in the state. The state on Friday also updated the number of confirmed and suspected heat wave victims to 115 — one fewer than was announced Wednesday.
Today in History, July 10, 1985: Coca-Cola brought back original formula after New Coke
On this date:1893Court Street in Bellefontaine, Ohio, became the first concrete paved street in America. 1979Conductor Arthur Fiedler, who had led the Boston Pops orchestra for a half-century, died in Brookline, Mass., at age 84. 1985The Greenpeace protest ship Rainbow Warrior was sunk with explosives in Auckland, New Zealand, by French intelligence agents; one activist was killed. 1985Bowing to pressure from irate customers, the Coca-Cola Co. said it would resume selling old-formula Coke, while continuing to sell New Coke. 1991Boris N. Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic.
US records hottest June ever with heatwaves across the country – and another one is coming for the West
THE Western US is preparing for blistering, dangerous heat next week as the heat wave continues that set record high temperatures and left at least 500 dead. Last month earned the title of the hottest June on record, with eight states recording new highs of well over 100 degrees. In Hanford, California, the NWS sent out strong warnings of "heat related illnesses" after predictions showed temperatures could hit 110 degrees in the area. The Hanford, California NWS announced: "Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses. Portland broke its heat record by a full 9 degrees, reaching a staggering 116 degrees Fahrenheit.
Haiti asks U.S. and U.N. to send troops as fears of instability grow
Haiti has asked Washington and the U.N. to send troops to help it secure its ports, airport and other strategic sites after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, a government minister said Friday. In the wake of the slaying “we thought that the mercenaries could destroy some infrastructure to create chaos in the country. During a conversation with the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.N. we made this request,” elections minister Mathias Pierre said. President Ivan Duque has told Haitian officials Bogota will collaborate in the investigation. READ MORE Assassination of Haitian president plunges nation deeper into chaos
Bear attack: rangers shoot killer grizzly in night vision ambush
After the bear ran away, the campers removed food from their tents, secured it and went back to sleep, Montana wildlife officials said. About 15 minutes later the bear was seen on a video camera at a business about a block away from the post office, wildlife officials said. About 4.15am the sheriff’s office received a 911 call after two people in a tent near the victim’s were awakened by sounds of the attack, Roselles said. The bear is also believed to have entered a chicken coop in town that night, killing and eating several chickens. “Based on the size of the bear, the colour of the bear and the nature of the chicken coop raids, we’re confident we’ve got the offending bear,” Lemon said.
North Korea rejected AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine over side effects, think tank claims
North Korea has rejected planned shipments of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine that were being organized under the global COVAX distribution plan due to concerns over side effects, a South Korean think tank said Friday. COVAX has said it would provide nearly 2 million doses of AstraZeneca’s shots to North Korea. The first batch had been expected in late May but was delayed amid protracted consultations, South Korea said last month. North Korea has not reported any COVID-19 cases, a position questioned by South Korean and U.S. officials. Lee added that North Korean authorities had become concerned about the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of rare but serious blood-clotting events among some people who received it.
New South Wales records 50 new Covid cases on Saturday
New South Wales recorded 50 new coronavirus cases on Saturday after three-consecutive days of record numbers as the premier warned 'things are going to get worse before they get better'. Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the new cases in a press conference in Sydney after introducing further restrictions on the current stay-at-home-orders on Friday. 'When you know that there are 26 cases infectious in the community, the only conclusion we can draw is that things are going to get worse before they get better.' Professor McLaws said it was concerning to see over half of the new Covid cases detected not having isolated. Hours earlier, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian had announced the state recorded 44 new cases, marking the worst day of the current virus outbreak.
Covid passports 'WILL be compulsory in pubs, clubs and restaurants' to prevent fourth wave
AdvertisementBritons will need Covid certificates to enter pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs under plans to stop a fourth wave of the virus in the autumn. And Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today urged people not to ignore the NHS Covid app if they are 'pinged' and advised to self-isolate. The NHS Covid app issued more than 350,000 pings last week, which was the most since the Government began publishing data at the start of February. Boris Johnson today pleaded with Britons not to delete the NHS Covid app saying it was still needed to battle the virus. Meanwhile, Mr Shapps today also urged people not to ignore the NHS Covid app if they are 'pinged' and advised to self-isolate.
Cat found ALIVE in rubble of Miami condo collapse is returned to its family
A cat found alive alive in the rubble of the Miami condo collapse has been returned to its family - offering a glimmer of good news in the tragedy. The pet named Binx lived on the ninth floor of Champlain Towers South building in Miami's Surfside neighborhood. A former Champlain Towers South resident visited The Kitty Campus on Friday and confirmed that the feline belonged to her family, Vlasek said. The pet survivor belongs to the Gonzalez family. A rescue worker walks on the mound of remains from the collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on Friday in Surfside, Florida.
Spanish govt in rib-eye rumble as minister attacks meat industry
The comments sparked a beef with others from across the political spectrum, including fellow ministers in the left-wing government headed by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The national meat industry association says it accounts for almost 28 billion euros ($33 billion) of revenue or 2.3 percent of Spanish GDP, making it the country's fourth-largest industry. - 'Irresponsible and unworthy' -Garzon's comments were "irresponsible and unworthy of a Spanish minister," a group of six meat industry associations said in an open letter, accusing him of "stigmatising" the sector. "Many studies show that meat consumption among the Spanish population is two to five times the recommended amount," one section of the 700-page document reads. In 2020 alone, Spaniards' average meat consumption increased more than 10 percent compared with the previous year, an annual agriculture ministry report published last month showed.
India's poor can't afford to beat the heat
Sri Ganganagar, in the desert state of Rajasthan near the Pakistan border, is regularly India's hottest place and temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) are nothing out of the ordinary. - Getting hotter -India's average temperature rose around 0.7 Celsius between the beginning of the 20th century and 2018. Back in Sri Ganganagar, the locals keep cool drinking plastic cups of sugarcane juice with mint leaves and lemon, sold by Mathura Choudhary for 10 rupees ($0.13) each. Filling up plastic water containers that his company distributes to homes without running water, Sitaram Sevta said the city's inhabitants were used to the summer heat. It isn't a Sri Ganganagar summer yet... (The temperature) is only 41 or 42."
5 Creative (But Messy) Ways To Use Chocolate In Your Bedroom
Here are five ways you can creatively use chocolate in your bedroom routine and spice it up! Slightly on the higher end of your expense list, a chocolate bath is the ultimate mood booster for the night! You may squeeze chocolate syrup into the bathtub or you could also make your own DIY chocolate bubble and syrup! At-Home Chocolate SpaImage: ShutterstockIt is completely justified if you do not feel like spending copious amounts of money on copious amounts of chocolate syrup for a bath session. Body Paint With ChocolateImage: ShutterstockGet a bit creative and try body painting with chocolate.
Photos show shirtless Democratic congressmen and their wives riding camels on a Qatar trip paid for by a special interest group
A photo posted on Instagram shows Reps. Swalwell and Gallego riding camels during a trip to Qatar. It's unclear whether the camel ride violated House ethics rules about privately funded travel. The US Qatar Business Council also didn't respond to questions about whether it paid for the camel excursion. The members of Congress on the Qatar trip got approval from the House Ethics Committee ahead of time, as is required by House rules. While there are mentions of museum and marketplace visits on the itinerary, none specifically mention a camel ride.
Assassination of Haitian president becomes complex international web
© Joseph Odelyn/AP Powered by Microsoft NewsPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The sound of gunfire rang out in the neighborhood where the president of Haiti had been assassinated hours before. They were told, Solages explained, that they were executing an order to arrest the president authorized by a judge. And a dead president of Haiti,” said Ralph Chevry, a board member of the Haiti Center for Socio Economic Policy in Port-au-Prince, the capital. Colombian President Iván Duque ordered the heads of the national intelligence and intelligence of the national police to travel to Haiti, with Interpol personnel, to support the investigations. "We offer all the collaboration to find the truth about the material and intellectual authors of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse,” he said on Twitter.
No More Masks - Jalisco Cartel Members Reveal Their Faces
While such shows of strength by the group are not uncommon, this is the first time that CJNG members have appeared with their faces plainly visible in high-quality images. In early July, residents of Aguililla clashed with members of the Mexican Army, whom they accuse of not acting to resolve the issue. In July 2020, around 80 CJNG members, wearing masks, military uniforms and posing with heavy weaponry and armored vehicles, posed for a video in a remote area between the states of Michoacán and Jalisco. Then in September 2020, a video believed to have been filmed in the central state of Zacatecas showed CJNG members directly threatening Ismael Zambada García, alias “El Mayo,” leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. The group has also been blamed for the murder of the former governor of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval, last December.
Trooper performs Heimlich after motorist chokes on marijuana
ROOTSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver after a man allegedly attempted to swallow a bag of cannabis when he was pulled over for speeding. Ohio State Police Sgt. Ray Santiago said the traffic stop occurred on July 3 in Portage County. Trooper Charles Hoskin conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle that was allegedly traveling at 94 mph in a 70-mph zone, WEWS-TV reported. The man also received a summons for marijuana and was released at the scene.
Billionaire Branson set to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic rocket plane
Virgin’s Unity 22 mission marks the 22nd test flight of the spacecraft, and the company’s fourth crewed mission beyond Earth’s atmosphere. But it will be the first to carry a full complement of space travelers – two pilots and four “mission specialists,” Branson among them. FILE PHOTO: Sir Richard Branson stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) trading in New York, U.S., October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidAn earlier prototype of the Virgin Galactic rocket plane crashed during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert in 2014, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. ‘NOT A RACE’“It’s honestly not a race,” Branson told Reuters in an interview earlier this week.
'We need help,' Haiti's interim prime minister says in interview confirming request for US troops to stabilize country
'We need help,' Haiti's interim prime minister says in interview confirming request for US troops to stabilize country'We need help,' Haiti's interim prime minister says in interview confirming request for US troops to stabilize country
Calif. sets school funding as US eases virus rules
Calif. sets school funding as US eases virus rulesCalifornia will require that masks be worn at schools when classrooms open this fall, despite new guidance issued Friday by U.S. health officials that says vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear face coverings inside schools.
Here are 15 of the week’s best photos
What’s left of the Champlain South tower in Surfside, Fla. is demolished; Tropical Storm Elsa makes its way past St. Petersburg, Fla.; Zaila Avant-garde, 14, becomes the first African-American winner of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals at Walt Disney World Resort; fireworks explode behind the Washington Monument during an Independence Day celebration at the National Mall. See 15 of the week’s most interesting and gripping images from around the world, selected by Washington Post photo editors.
What will become of the land the Surfside condo is on?
The possibility of selling the land for a memorial — similar to the museum and fountains in the footprint of the twin towers that honor the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — has come up in official conversations in recent days. But when it was broached Wednesday at a hearing to discuss the various lawsuits filed on behalf of victims, a concern lingered: Would such a sale offer victims the largest possible payout for their lost homes?
As Algeria’s revolutionaries fade away, the iconic Milk Bar bomber looks back without regret
The bombing of the Milk Bar, frequented by French settlers, aimed “to create in the civilian French population the same panic” that Algerians were experiencing, she said in an interview at her son’s home in the Algerian capital last month. The Europeans “were so overprotected, it was as if there wasn’t a war. And we had to tell them: The war is everywhere. It’s not only for us, it’s also for the French,” she said, expressing no regrets.
Virginia orders five state mental hospitals to stop taking new admits amid staffing crisis
Land has said the rule allowed private hospitals to decline the most challenging cases because the public hospitals had no choice but to admit them. Since the rule went into place in 2014, she said, daily admissions at public hospitals increased from about 4 to more than 18.
Biogen stock falls after FDA calls for federal investigation into Alzheimer's drug approval
Biogen shares fell on Friday after the head of the Food and Drug Administration called for an investigation into the recent approval of the company's Alzheimer's drug, Aduhelm. At least three members of the panel have resigned in protest following the agency's approval. Federal regulators faced intense pressure from friends and family members of Alzheimer's patients asking to fast-track the drug, scientifically known as aducanumab. In March 2019, Biogen pulled development of the drug after an analysis from an independent group revealed it was unlikely to work. When Biogen sought approval for the drug in late 2019, its scientists said a new analysis of a larger dataset showed aducanumab "reduced clinical decline in patients with early Alzheimer's disease."
Apple building $1 billion campus near Raleigh, North Carolina
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailApple building $1 billion campus near Raleigh, North CarolinaCNBC's Scott Cohn reports on Apple's new foothold in the "Tar heel State", which caused a real estate boom in the area around Raleigh, North Carolina.
Mother, daughter 'should not be alive' after condo collapse
SURFSIDE, Fla. — A mother and daughter who paramedics said “should not be alive” after what they went through during the condo tower collapse are on the long road to recovery, a relative said Friday. Angela and Edgar Gonzalez were on the ninth floor of Champlain Towers South with their daughter Deven, 16, when it collapsed June 24 in the early morning. A GoFundMe page has been started on behalf of the Gonzalez family, who were inside the Champlain Towers South when it collapsed on June 24, 2021. I could have lost 25 family members, you know, had this happened during the holidays,” she said. The little girl played with the family members she was meeting for the first time.
Wreckage located of Boeing cargo jet that made emergency landing off Hawaii
The U.S. Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department respond to an emergency nighttime landing of a Boeing 737-200 cargo plane in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2, 2021. Courtesy U.S. Coast GuardWASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - Investigators have located a Boeing (BA.N) 737-200 cargo jet that made an emergency water landing off the Hawaiian island of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean on July 2, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday. The plane components were located with a Side Scan Sonar and Remotely Operated Vehicle, the NTSB said. The agency released photos of airplane components located on the ocean floor. The NTSB said its investigators have completed more than a dozen interviews including the flight crew, other Transair personnel, and Federal Aviation Administration employees.
Haiti's senate says its head should replace assassinated president
Police officers walk near the private residence of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise after he was shot dead by gunmen with assault rifles, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Estailove St-ValHAVANA, July 9 (Reuters) - Haiti's senate, which currently comprises just a third of its usual 30 senators, nominated on Friday its head Joseph Lambert to be interim president after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, a document reviewed by Reuters showed. read moreThe acting interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph has taken over the reins of power so far. Elections Minister Mathias Pierre said he would keep that role until presidential and legislative elections are held on Sept. 26. Reporting by Andre Paultre in Port-au-Prince Writing by Sarah Marsh Editing by Daniel FlynnOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Rep. Kim talks donating suit he wore to clean up Capitol riot to Smithsonian
“Talking to the Smithsonian, I realized it was an image that gave a lot of people some sense of hope and resilience on an otherwise tragic and dark day in our democracy,” says Rep. Andy Kim.
Tree DNA helps convict Washington timber thief after fire
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a timber thief who authorities said started a large forest fire in Washington state, a case that prosecutors said marked the first time tree DNA had been introduced in a federal trial. The jury deliberated for about seven hours before convicting Justin Andrew Wilke, 39, on Thursday of conspiracy, theft of public property, depredation of public property, and trafficking and attempted trafficking in unlawfully harvested timber, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Western Washington said in a news release. The wood he sold to a mill in the city of Tumwater had been harvested from private property with a valid permit, Wilke said. Wilke used gasoline to destroy a wasp’s nest in the base of a maple tree he was stealing, prosecutors said, though jurors did not convict him of charges related to the fire. In August 2018, the group decided to cut the maple tree that had the wasp’s nest near the base, prosecutors said.
Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country
Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation. Taiwan’s Embassy in Port-au-Prince said police had arrested 11 individuals who tried to break into the compound early Thursday. Police were alerted by embassy security while Taiwanese diplomats were working from home.
Pacific Northwest strengthens heat protections for workers
The heat is making it difficult to fight wildfires in parts of a region struggling with a historic drought tied to climate change. ADVERTISEMENT“The heat experienced in our state this year has reached catastrophic levels,” Washington Gov. ADVERTISEMENTThe scramble to protect workers follows a heat wave that hit the Northwest and British Columbia at the end of June and broke all-time heat records in places like Seattle and Portland, Oregon. With more hot weather on the way, we’re taking action now,” said Joel Sacks, director of the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries. At 80 F (27 C) or above, employers must provide sufficient shade and an adequate supply of drinking water.
Another Dangerous Heat Wave Scorches California And Western U.S.
Another heat wave descending on California and other parts of the western U.S. is expected to shatter temperature records, strain the power grid and threaten millions of people’s health. “Numerous daily high temperature records could be in jeopardy of being broken, particularly for California and Nevada. Meanwhile, Las Vegas might topple its all-time heat record of 117 degrees this weekend. Nearly the entire state of California is under an Excessive Heat Warning, the NWS’s most severe temperature category. California is also in the midst of a crippling drought, which is exacerbated by the high temperatures.
'Heartbreaking': Death toll in Florida condo collapse now 79
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 79 on Friday, a number the mayor called “heartbreaking” as recovery workers toiled for a 16th day to find victims in the rubble. “This is a staggering and heartbreaking number that affects all of us very deeply,” Levine Cava said of the latest death toll. “We know that there will be long-term impacts for the teams on the front line,” Levine Cava said. To that end, Levine Cava said officials have added peer support personnel at the fire stations. Levine Cava said the high death toll is "an aching hole in the center of this close-knit family here in Surfside."
South Korea imposes strictest Covid rules yet after record spike in infections
In a televised government meeting, prime minister Kim Boo-Kyum announced two weeks of tough curbs at level 4, which is the most severe on South Korea’s scale and just short of a total lockdown. A top health official also warned the new case numbers may nearly double by the end of July. “Seoul alone saw 500 confirmed cases for the third day,” Prime Minister Kim said during Friday’s government meeting. “Four out of five infections are from the metropolitan Seoul area.”South Korea reported a record increase in Covid cases on Wednesday at 1,275, followed by another record of 1,316 new cases on Thursday. South Korea’s total Covid-19 infections to date stand at 165,344, with 2,036 deaths.
S.Korea reports third consecutive record high new COVID-19 cases -KDCA
By Joyce LeeSEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea posted its highest-ever number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Saturday, the third consecutive day of record highs in new infection cases. Starting on Monday, coronavirus curbs will be tightened to the strictest level possible in Seoul and neighbouring regions for the first time, South Korea said on Friday, as the streak of record new cases fanned concern. The country reported 1,378 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Friday, up from Thursday's previous record of 1,316 a day. About 11% of South Korea's 52 million population has completed vaccination, including receiving both shots for vaccines requiring two doses, while 30% have received one dose, KDCA said in a statement. South Korea's total COVID-19 infections to date stand at 166,722, with 2,038 deaths.
US west heatwave: 31 million people brace for record-breaking temperatures
More than 31 million people across the US west and south-west are bracing for a brutal heatwave that could bring triple-digit temperatures this weekend, with authorities warning that records could be broken in many regions of California and Nevada. “This will be a record-setting heatwave.”This heatwave comes in the wake of record highs across Pacific north-west states and western Canada last week. On Friday, officials in Washington state announced emergency rules that provide farmworkers and others who work outdoors more protection from hot weather. The US west and south-west were also gripped by a heatwave in June, with at least 48 million under a heat advisory. Noaa says that Arizona, California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Utah experienced their hottest June on record.
RPT-COLUMN-Old economy recharges lead market: Andy Home
London Metal Exchange (LME) lead last week hit a three-year high of $2,344 a tonne with time-spreads roiled by tightness since the middle of May. The rolling squeeze is partly technical but is founded on the post-lockdown resurgence of demand for lead-acid batteries as motorists return to the roads. LME lead stocks have a history of sudden arrivals, which makes it all the more noticeable that nothing has been delivered onto warrant since May despite the high cash premium. BACK ON THE ROADThis dislocation of available lead stocks speaks to the disjointed nature of the global recovery from COVID-19. While China's trade in refined lead has been stagnant so far this year, exports of lead-acid batteries have been booming.
Australia's New South Wales reports 2021 record daily rise in COVID-19 cases
MELBOURNE, July 10 (Reuters) - Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, reported on Saturday its biggest daily rise in locally acquired cases of COVID-19 so far this year, as total infections in the latest outbreak approached 500. There were 50 new cases of community transmission, compared with 44 a day earlier, the previous 2021 record high. Of Saturday's cases, 26 spent time in the community while they were infectious, state Premier Gladys Berejiklian told a televised briefing. "When you know that there are 26 cases infectious in the community, the only conclusion we can draw is that things are going to get worse before they get better," Berejiklian said. There are currently 47 cases in hospital, 19 of them under the age of 55.
Wreckage located of Boeing cargo jet that made emergency landing off Hawaii
Transair Flight 810 was found approximately 2 miles offshore from Ewa Beach. The plane components were located with a Side Scan Sonar and Remotely Operated Vehicle, the NTSB said. The agency released photos of airplane components located on the ocean floor. The two crew members on Transair Flight 810 were injured after being forced to land in the Pacific Ocean. The NTSB said its investigators have completed more than a dozen interviews including the flight crew, other Transair personnel, and Federal Aviation Administration employees.
Deputy chief talks about Chicago Av. deli fire
Friends and family of the man killed in act of road rage in Plymouth, pleaded for someone to come forward at a press conference Friday afternoon.
Boy Scouts plan sale of Payson camp, part of south Phoenix property to pay sex abuse claims
Arizona's Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America plans to sell its primary summer camp near Payson and 10 acres of land at a south Phoenix camp to help settle legal claims involving sexual abuse of young people. The decision comes more than a year after the Boy Scouts national organization was hit with thousands of sexual abuse lawsuits and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. "We will keep most of the Heard while giving up an under-utilized piece and we will move summer camp to Camp Raymond which hosted summer camp for many years until 2019. The announcement comes more than a year after Price said that Arizona troops and programs would not change following the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy filing. At the same time, the Boy Scouts will put the insurance rights for the past 40 years in a trust to be controlled by a survivor's group.
7 children hurt in Englewood crash
Several children were hurt after the van they were riding in crashed Friday evening in Englewood on the South Side. The crash happened in the 7200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, according to Chicago fire officials. Seven children were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, officials said. Officials said the van was not equipped with children’s car seats. Chicago police didn’t immediately release details on the crash.
1 killed, 1 critically wounded in West Pullman shooting
A man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Friday in West Pullman on the Far South Side. They were inside of a residence about 5:20 p.m. in the 11800 block of South State Street when someone opened fire, striking them both, Chicago police said. One man, 47, was shot in the head, buttocks and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The other man, 34, was struck in the hand and shoulder, police said. He was in critical condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Man killed in Gresham shooting
A man was fatally shot Friday in Gresham on the South Side. He was on the sidewalk about 7:30 p.m. in the 600 block of West 80th Street when someone approached him and opened fire, striking him in the head and neck, Chicago police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He has not been identified. Area Two detective are investigating.
Interfaith effort has helped fill food pantries in Las Vegas Valley
An interfaith effort, led by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has helped fill smaller food pantries in Las Vegas Valley during the pandemic. In Las Vegas it typically receives food donations from the church’s charitable arm in Salt Lake City about once a month. “We wanted to target small pantries,” said Joyce Haldeman, director of the Greater Las Vegas Communication Council for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Just because it’s a food pantry doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be nutritious.”The Latter-day Saints’ food donation ends in July. Katy Brooks, the food pantry manager at Jewish Family Services, said she doesn’t see collaborative efforts slowing.
Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s interim government said Friday that it asked the U.S. to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilize the country and prepare the way for elections in the aftermath of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Meanwhile, the U.S. said it would send senior FBI and Homeland Security officials to help in the investigation. Some of the suspects were seized in a raid on Taiwan’s Embassy where they are believed to have sought refuge. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation. Police were alerted by embassy security while Taiwanese diplomats were working from home.
Connecticut Department of Public Health and DEEP advise residents Friday to avoid recreational water contact near Quinnipiac River
“By the time the rain stopped today, it was too late to sample and get results that would definitely determine water quality at the Shoreline beaches,” a joint news release said. “However, these state beaches are not in close proximity to the known discharges. DEEP sample water quality at the state swim areas weekly and will do so again early next week.”
Bill Monroe: Spending time in Oregon’s beauty as a new entry in the outdoor market reaches Portland television
A new outdoor television personality has his foot in the door of the Portland television market. Freeman, 57, is in his 32nd year as an outdoors, news and features writer for the Medford Mail Tribune newspaper. Freeman has won numerous national writing awards from the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America and we are both past presidents. We sneak in some facts.”In addition to producing videos, Freeman is also maintaining a full schedule as a newspaper writer. We get to spend a lot of time on beauty.”Unlike many of today’s hunting and fishing television shows, Freeman said all of his team’s work is filmed real-time, with no staged shots or scenes.
Cirque Italia's Water Circus
Cirque Italia's Water CircusCirque Italia's Water Circus preview under the swirling blue and white tent at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds in Saline, Michigan on July 8, 2021. Tickets available July 8 - July 11 at cirqueitalia.com.
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Navajo leaders urge mask wearing even as virus cases are low
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation reported 14 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday and one recent death. The figures released by the Navajo Department of Health bring the total number of cases on the reservation to 31,081 since the pandemic began. The Navajo Nation recently relaxed restrictions to allow visitors to travel on the reservation and visit popular attractions like Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley. The reservation is the country's largest at 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers) in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. While cases are down, Navajo leaders are urging residents to continue wearing masks and get vaccinated.
Cars crossed median before crash that killed mother, 5 kids
PHOENIX (AP) — A fiery three-vehicle crash in which six people were killed and five others injured occurred after one driver who had a flat tire told her friend driving a second vehicle to change directions by crossing a freeway median to pull over and get help, authorities said. The friend and the friend’s five children were killed in the July 2 wreck on Interstate 10 west of Phoenix, while the woman with the flat tire was seriously injured along with her four children in her vehicle, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a probable-cause statement released Friday. Though there was ample paved space on the sides of the freeway to stop, the two vehicles both crossed the median in a no U-turn zone and then were going about 15 mph (24 kph) in a traffic lane when they were struck from behind by the big rig going under the speed limit at 73 mph (117 kph) , the DPS said. The crash split Natisha Moffitt’s car in half and it burst into flames, killing her and her five children, the DPS said. The surviving driver who had asked Moffitt to follow her across the median was arrested Thursday on suspicion of four counts of aggravated assault and one count each of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, the DPS said in a news release,
Grizzly bear is fatally shot after killing California woman
Always gave you a big hug,” said Mike Castaldo, president of the Chico Cycling Team, who knew Lokan for about 15 years. After the bear ran away, the campers removed food from their tents, secured it and went back to sleep, Montana wildlife officials say. About 15 minutes later, the bear was seen on a video camera at a business about a block away from the post office, wildlife officials said. They used bear spray, and the animal ran away. The bear is also believed to have entered a chicken coop in town that night, killing and eating several chickens.
Former BCSO sgt announces campaign for sheriff
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office sergeant is kicking off his campaign to be the county’s top cop. The primary will be held in June 2022 and the general election will be in November 2022. He has 23 years of law enforcement experience and is currently a lead instructor for various law enforcement agencies. His campaign also said he has “a bold plan to rebuild public trust in our Sheriff’s office.”“His plan emphasizes ensuring public safety, transparency in policing, engaged community policing, data driven policing, and an emphasis on behavioral health,” the news release states. “His agenda has already attracted endorsements from numerous elected officials, including progressive senators who serve Bernalillo County Districts: Jerry Ortiz y Pino, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, and Harold Pope Jr.”
Follow live: United game vs. Colorado Springs is in a weather delay
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Haiti's interim PM confirms request for US troops to country
Haitian National Police Chief Léon Charles said 17 suspects have been detained in the brazen killing of Moïse that stunned a nation already reeling from poverty, widespread violence and political instability. As the investigation moved forward, the killing took on the air of a complicated international conspiracy. Besides the Colombians, among those detained by police were two Haitian Americans, who have been described as translators for the attackers. Some of the suspects were seized in a raid on Taiwan’s Embassy where they are believed to have sought refuge. Two of the suspects traveled to Haiti via Panama and the Dominican Republic, Vargas said, while a second group of 11 arrived in Haiti on July 4 from the Dominican Republic.
Pacific Northwest strengthens heat protections for workers
The state already required employers to provide every outdoor worker with at least a quart of drinking water per hour, offer safety training on outdoor heat exposure and respond to any employee with symptoms of heat-related illness. The onus is on businesses under heat rules in Washington, Oregon and California, where Del Bosque Farms owner Joe Del Bosque was monitoring his workers Friday and into the weekend, when he was expecting temperatures above 110 F (43 C) in the Central Valley. “If we see it gets too hot and it’s a danger to them, we will shut down the operation and send them home,” he said. Del Bosque also said he educates workers who pick and pack melons on his farm about preventing heat illness and provides plenty of cool water and shade to rest. The scramble to protect workers follows a heat wave that hit the Northwest and British Columbia at the end of June and broke all-time heat records in places like Seattle and Portland, Oregon.
Federal authorities launch online sexual exploitation safety program in Virginia
Raj Parekh, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a prepared statement that “online predators target some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and can cause a devastating impact on our communities and loved ones.”“The first step to fighting back is awareness — educating our youth and parents with information on how to prevent these crimes from happening,” he said. Internet predators use false online identities as a mask to lure in victims, and the victims are often also “masked” as a result of the fear and stigma that can accompany online exploitation, said Parekh. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, online exploitation exploded last year during the COVID-19 pandemic as social isolation and online activity increased. The center’s CyberTipline received more than 21.4 million reports of child sexual exploitation from electronic service providers in 2020, as well as over 303,000 reports of online sexual exploitation from the public. The figures represent a 27% annual increase in reporting from electronic service providers and a more than doubling in reports from the public.
A digital calico is melting hearts (and napping a lot)
A lot of people in Tokyo feel the same way, no matter that the cat is just a bunch of pixels on a billboard. The 4K display does not officially “open” until Monday, but it has already drawn socially distanced crowds — and inspired many social media posts — since its installation last month. The digital calico behaves a bit like an actual cat, in the sense that it does whatever it pleases. (Fans have called it “Shinjuku east exit cat,” after the station.) Some people — even cat people — may also find that the Shinjuku east exit cat’s repertoire can begin to feel a little repetitive.
Jovenel Moïse: Haiti requests foreign troops after president's assassination
The request was sent by the government to the US and the UN, but the US says it has no plans to offer military assistance "at this time,"
3 quick breakfast ideas from TikTok that aren’t avocado toast
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S.Korea reports third consecutive record high new COVID-19 cases -KDCA
By Joyce LeeSEOUL -South Korea posted its highest-ever number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Saturday, the third consecutive day of record highs in new infection cases. Starting on Monday, coronavirus curbs will be tightened to the strictest level possible in Seoul and neighbouring regions for the first time, South Korea said on Friday, as the streak of record new cases fanned concern. The country reported 1,378 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Friday, up from Thursday’s previous record of 1,316 a day. About 11% of South Korea’s 52 million population has completed vaccination, including receiving both shots for vaccines requiring two doses, while 30% have received one dose, KDCA said in a statement. South Korea’s total COVID-19 infections to date stand at 166,722, with 2,038 deaths.
How to make curry-style m?p? d?fu over cauliflower rice
The best solution for this dilemma is to use lower-carb rice alternatives in dishes where the flavor of the rice is not the star. The trick to cauliflower rice is to cook it until it’s quite tender, but not mushy, which will help it best resemble rice when mixed with a well-flavored sauce. Cook the frozen cauliflower rice in salted boiling water until tender. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed, but go light on the salt, since the cauliflower rice is also seasoned. Serve over the cauliflower rice, sprinkled with the reserved green onion.
Afghan pilots assassinated by Taliban as U.S. withdraws
“We didn’t know that he would never come back.”At least seven Afghan pilots, including Zamaray, have been assassinated off base in recent months, according to two senior Afghan government officials. Afghan military pilots are particularly attractive assassination targets, current and former U.S. and Afghan officials say. Gen. David Hicks, who commanded the training effort for the Afghan Air Force from 2016 to 2017. Although Taliban assassinations of pilots have happened in years past, the recent killings take on greater significance as the Afghan Air Force is tested like never before. Precious, overstretchedTwo Afghan Air Force pilots were killed on June 7 while trying to evacuate troops wounded during a surge of fighting against the Taliban insurgency.
The domestic media largely moves on from ‘public concern’ over the Olympics
On June 20, domestic and international media toured the Olympic and Paralympic Village where athletes will be housed during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. News, journalist Hiroyuki Morita cited Kawabuchi’s comments as illustrative of how public relations surrounding the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has developed in recent months. They do this partly with public opinion surveys, a media tool that Morita characterizes as being too malleable. Nevertheless, Takenaka seems to be the government’s point man for denying public concern. In fact, coverage of the public’s fears about the games has mainly come from foreign media.
Japan to ask tax-free stores to report visitors breaking quarantine
The government will ask duty-free stores to check the date of entry to Japan in customers’ passports and report if they were shopping during their required 14-day quarantine period, sources close to the matter said Friday. The quarantine rule has been frequently violated despite penalties for noncompliance such as public shaming or, in the case of foreign nationals, deportation. Under the country’s tax-free system, travelers from overseas can purchase goods without paying consumption tax, which ranges from 8% to 10%. Around 55,000 stores offer duty-free shopping, according to the Japan Tourism Agency. In June, around 17,000 people entered the country, according to the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
Warning Sydney in for Covid lockdown til AUGUST as western suburbs residents say they are scapegoats
Five million Sydneysiders could be stuck in lockdown until at least August, a leading infectious disease expert has claimed. Residents across Greater Sydney were hoping restrictions would be lifted on Saturday morning but now face the grim reality of five more weeks in isolation. Poll Are residents in Sydney's south-west being unfairly blamed for the lockdown extension? Yes No Are residents in Sydney's south-west being unfairly blamed for the lockdown extension? Her grim warning comes as tensions mount in south-west Sydney, where 100 extra police officers have been sent to ensure compliance in worrying Covid hotspots.
Leonardo Da Vinci £8.8MILLION animal portrait becomes most-expensive drawing on paper ever
Reportedly the most expensive sale for any of Da Vinci's work on paperLeonardo Da Vinci's drawing of the head of a bear was sold for a record £8.8million at auction. It was purchased at Christie's auction house by an unnamed 'family trust' and is the most expensive sale for any of Da Vinci's work on paper. The signature of Leonardo da Vinci is written in the bottom-right hand corner. Da Vinci's other works, such as the Mona Lisa that is found at the Louvre Museum in Paris, are considered priceless. In addition to Da Vinci's paintings, the Italian renaissance polymath's drawings are among some of the most treasured items in museum and private collections.
Survivors of newspaper attack testify at gunman's trial
'I was waiting to die, and so I was praying,' said Selene San Felice, who was a reporter at the paper. Phil Davis, who was a reporter at the paper, described hearing Ramos reload near where he hid under a desk. During the trial on Friday, a model of the former Capital Gazette newspaper office was also displayed as survivors showed jurors where they were in the newsroom at the time of the attack. Prosecutors also called insurance agent Keith Cyphers, who worked across the hallway from the office, to testify, the Capital Gazette reported on Friday. Lynne Griffin cries and hugs a television reporter after saying a prayer at a makeshift memorial outside of The Capital Gazette newspaper in 2018.
COVID-19 cases hit new high for 3rd day ahead of semi-lockdown in greater Seoul
(Yonhap)South Korea on Saturday posted the highest-ever daily COVID-19 cases for the third straight day, as the country is set to impose the highest level of virus curbs on the greater Seoul area next week. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said 1,378 COVID-19 cases were confirmed the previous day, including 1,320 local infections, raising the total caseload to 166,722. It was also the first time that the nation's daily cases rose above 1,200 for four straight days, as the nation is grappling with the fourth wave of infections. Cluster infections have recently been breaking out across various places -- such as companies, schools and department stores -- across the greater Seoul area amid a surge in cases of the contagious delta COVID-19 variant. The total number of people released from quarantine after making full recoveries was 153,153, up 655 from a day earlier.
Assassination of Haitian president becomes complex international web
They were told, Solages explained, that they were executing an order to arrest the president authorized by a judge. But something, the men told investigators, had gone terribly wrong. And a dead president of Haiti,” said Ralph Chevry, a board member of the Haiti Center for Socio Economic Policy in Port-au-Prince, the capital. Colombian President Iván Duque ordered the heads of the national intelligence and intelligence of the national police to travel to Haiti, with Interpol personnel, to support the investigations. "We offer all the collaboration to find the truth about the material and intellectual authors of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse,” he said on Twitter.
Italy allows rescue ship with 572 migrants to dock
Italy on Thursday (8 July) authorised the Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship to dock in Sicily after the group urged EU members to allow 572 people picked up in the Mediterranean Sea over three days to be brought ashore. Much needed news received by the #OceanViking from Italian maritime authorities this evening: the 572 survivors will disembark in Augusta, Sicily. The Ocean Viking a NGO vessel rescued migrants from Mediterranean sea& urged EU members to allow 572 people picked up in the Sea over three days to be brought ashore. The operation was Ocean Viking’s sixth rescue within days and brought the total number of migrants onboard to 572. So far this year, more than 880 migrants have died trying to reach Europe from North Africa, according to the International Organization for Migration.
California city destroys dozens of boats people call home to clear floating community
NBC News' Jacob Ward reports on the fallout from a Northern California city's efforts to clear out a floating community by destroying dozens of boats where people live.
The CDC has updated its mask guidelines for schools. Some states will listen, some won't.
Schools and state officials have been waiting weeks for updated CDC guidance, rolling out a patchwork of tentative and contradictory rules for their own teachers and students. Dan McKee announced on June 30 that vaccinated students and teachers wouldn't be required to wear masks. Other states, such as Oregon and New Jersey, aren't issuing mask requirements, but will allow individual school districts to determine whether they want students to wear masks. Kim Reynolds signed a bill May 20 that said school districts cannot require students or staff to wear masks. Greg Abbott signed an executive order banning mask mandates by all government entities, including school districts.
What Parents Need to Know About the C.D.C.’s Covid School Guidelines
Even when such universal masking rules are in place, exceptions should be made for students and staff members with disabilities that make wearing a mask difficult, the guidelines said. The agency recommended that students remain at least three feet apart from one another in the classroom, consistent with earlier guidance. In those cases, the guidelines said, it is particularly important to adopt other precautions, including masking, frequent virus testing and improved ventilation. The guidelines also recommend that students remain at least six feet apart from teachers and staff and that unvaccinated teachers and staff remain six feet apart from one another. But some experts said that they found the varied distancing suggestions hard to follow and that schools would need clearer guidelines.
Ride along on Disney's revamped Jungle Cruise attraction
Ride along on Disney's revamped Jungle Cruise attractionThe Jungle Cruise at Walt Disney parks had previously been criticized for its depictions of Indigenous people.
Biden Warns Putin to Act Against Ransomware Groups, or U.S. Will Strike Back
Immediately after that meeting, Mr. Biden said he told the Russian president he would respond “in a cyber way” against Russia if Mr. Putin failed to take action against groups operating on its territory. But Mr. Biden declined to say whether the United States had asked for specific action against individuals that it believes are part of REvil. While the United States and Russia have long sparred over state-sponsored attacks — including the SolarWinds espionage operation by Russia’s elite S.V.R. The White House blamed a Russian ransomware group, called DarkSide, for the attack on Colonial Pipeline that halted gasoline and jet fuel deliveries up the East Coast this spring. Until recently, the United States has largely treated ransomware as a criminal problem, indicting leading actors if it could identify them.
The best desserts in NYC: Where to treat yourself this summer
Island PopsGet the taste of the Caribbean in Crown Heights with Island Pops. Executive chef Mary Attea and pastry chef Camari Mick make four varieties of gourmet ice cream sandwiches: Oishii Berry ice cream (made with pricy Omakase strawberries) on pistachio macarons, coconut ice cream on vegan coconut caramel cookies, miso ice cream on chocolate chip cookies and hazelnut macarons on blackberry ice cream. 265 Elizabeth St.; 212-219-0764, MusketRoom.comWhipped Urban Dessert LabLower East SideThis oat milk ice cream cone from Whipped Urban Dessert Lab is among the best vegan desserts in NYC. Only available for the month of July, the strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwich ($7) features a buttermilk biscuit, strawberry jam, whipped cream and a scoop of strawberry ice cream accented with basil, lemon curd and Nilla Wafers clusters. In the next few months, the couple plans to head to Pennsylvania to pick concord grapes for fall-worthy peanut butter and jelly ice pops.
In Afghanistan debate, Biden’s instincts align with those of Trump
In the weeks following Biden’s withdrawal announcement, pressure has mounted even from within his party to solidify plans to assist thousands of onetime interpreters who are endangered by the U.S. withdrawal. As of this week, officials were still trying to hammer out plans to airlift some of those former employees to third countries or U.S. territories while their visa applications to come to the United States are processed.
Members of Congress demand immediate funding for Capitol Police, but face headwinds in the Senate
“We will be turning our backs on those who fought, led, and died on that day to protect us and defend this building and everything it stands for. We will be forcing the women and men of the National Guard to go without training that is necessary to achieve their mission. And we will be telling the Capitol staff who support us that we do not support them,” he said on the Senate floor in late June.
‘I was waiting to die’: Capital Gazette mass shooting survivors testify in killer’s sanity trial
Ramos, 41, has already pleaded guilty to committing the murders, but his defense attorneys spent the first seven days of his sanity trial arguing that he should not be held criminally responsible for the mass shooting. They offered the jury testimonies from law enforcement, medical experts and Ramos’s sister that they say show at the time of the attack — because of a mental disorder — Ramos lacked the ability to understand the criminality of his behavior or conform it to the requirements of the law.
New York police officer placed on paid leave after hitting handcuffed woman who tried to bite him: report
An upstate New York police officer is on paid administrative leave after authorities said he struck a woman who was trying to bite him during an altercation in a Walmart, according to local news reports. Spain attempted to detain Byrd, who was arguing with a group of people in the Walmart. "They disrespected my sister," Byrd can be heard telling the officer on Spain's body cam. Spain has been placed on paid administrative leave while that investigation takes place, The Post-Standard reported. A group of people gathered at the DeWitt police department to protest against the officer's actions on Friday afternoon.
Brown's Dr. Ashish Jha on CDC guidance on vaccinated students, and booster shot debate
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailBrown's Dr. Ashish Jha on CDC guidance on vaccinated students, and booster shot debateDr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, joins "The News with Shepard Smith" to discuss the CDC's new guidance about mask-wearing among vaccinated students in classrooms.
President Biden signs executive order to attack monopolies
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailPresident Biden signs executive order to attack monopoliesCNBC's Ylan Mui joins "The News with Shepard Smith" to offer analysis on President Biden's executive order targeting Big Tech monopolies.
Synaptics CEO Michael Hurlston on the semiconductor company's transformation
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailSynaptics CEO Michael Hurlston on the semiconductor company's transformationSynaptics CEO Michael Hurlston discussed his multi-year effort to reignite the semiconductor business, whose shares have climbed steadily under his tenure.
Billionaire blast off: Branson expected to launch into space Sunday
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailBillionaire blast off: Branson expected to launch into space SundayCNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Sir Richard Branson's upcoming launch with his space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, slated for this Sunday. Garrett Reisman, former NASA astronaut, joins "The News with Shepard Smith" to discuss the launch.
Entertainment venues in England to make customers use vaccination passports -The Times
People drink at the terrace of a bar, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions ease, in London, Britain, April 16, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File PhotoJuly 9 (Reuters) - Entertainment venues in England will force customers to use so-called vaccination passports from autumn to prove they have had either both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test the day before, The Times newspaper reported. COVID-19 certificates will be required for customers to enter bars, restaurants and nightclubs under plans to tackle a fourth wave of the coronavirus, the newspaper said. The government plans to lift capacity restrictions on pubs, restaurants and other public events on July 19 in England. read moreReporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
U.S. reported to seek talks on easing cannabis restrictions in sports
A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo/File PhotoJuly 9 (Reuters) - The White House will seek a meeting with the world anti-doping body about easing restrictions on athletes' cannabis use, a media report said on Friday, after a positive test for American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson made her ineligible for the Olympic team. The Financial Times said the White House is seeking the meeting with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) through the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, which has a seat on the body's foundation. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the report. WADA said it has not received a request for a meeting.
Extreme heat cooks shellfish alive on Puget Sound beaches
A record-shattering heat wave June 26-28 coincided with some of the year's lowest tides on Puget Sound. A shellfish farmer on Little Skookum Inlet in south Puget Sound reported the muddy sand on his beach reaching 135 degrees. Credit: Chris Burns / Jamestown S'Klallam TribeThe Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has been using its beaches to restore populations of Olympia oysters, a native species. Shellfish farmers who saw the forecast for unheard-of heat could try to reduce their losses. Credit: Chris Burns / Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Binx The Cat, A Survivor Of The Florida Condo Collapse, Was Reunited With His Family
Binx The Cat, A Survivor Of The Florida Condo Collapse, Was Reunited With His Familytoggle caption Gina Nicole Vlasek/The Kitty CampusThere was one spot of good news amid the search for the dead in Surfside, Fla. A cat named Binx, who had lived on the ninth floor of the collapsed building, was found alive and reunited with his family. Gina Nicole Vlasek, the co-founder of the Miami Beach cat rescue group The Kitty Campus, posted about Binx on Facebook. The cat was brought to the shelter on Thursday night after being found near the rubble, she wrote. Enlarge this image toggle caption Gina Nicole Vlasek/The Kitty Campus Gina Nicole Vlasek/The Kitty CampusFriday "was one of the most amazing days," she wrote, because "one of the survivors came to see the cat and to determine if it was her families cat and IT WAS!" Levine Cava said the family and cat reunion happened on Friday, but that authorities were not sharing more details about the condition of the family yet.
The Meme Stock Trade Is Far From Over. What Investors Need to Know.
The meme stock surge has been propelled by a rise in trading by retail investors. Meme stocks are both the cart and the horse of this phenomenon. Sosnick believes that the meme stocks tend to trade inversely to cryptocurrencies, because their fans rotate from one to the other as the momentum shifts. Indeed, Wall Street’s reaction to the meme stock revolution has been to isolate the parts of the market that the pros deem irrational. Many new retail traders say they are teaching themselves how to trade, and have begun to diversify their holdings.
Which Company Can Reach $1 Trillion After Facebook? Here’s Our Guess.
Late last month, Facebook notched what could be its most notable achievement yet: Its market value hit $1 trillion. I’ll place my bets on Visa getting to $1 trillion next, even if it takes a while. Apple (AAPL) has returned an annualized 44% since it became the first U.S.-listed company to reach a $1 trillion value in August 2018. The stock closed at a record this past week, giving it a market value of $2.4 trillion. “A trillion here, a trillion there attracts a lot of attention from politicians.”Write to Alex Eule at alex.eule@barrons.com
I got into an accident after my friend asked me to drive her car. She insists I pay her full deductible. Is that fair?
My friend asked me to drive her car with her in the front passenger seat. While waiting for the police to come, my friend told me that she had an extremely high deductible. Your friend made a decision to buy a car, get insurance, and ask her friend to drive it. Even if she paid her deductible in the first instance, her auto-insurance company can claim that deductible from the wrongful party’s insurance — in which case your friend should reimburse you. For instance, if your friend or former friend makes a claim in her collision coverage as the result of a hit-and-run, she would pay out of pocket for her collision-coverage deductible, according to AllState.
Cuba sets new COVID-19 record with over 6,000 daily cases and 28 deaths
COVID-19 cases in Cuba soared to a record 6,422 on Friday, nearly twice the number registered just a few days ago, while deaths reached 28 as the island struggles to contain the virus in high-transmission areas and in the capital Havana. COVID-19 case numbers have been rising steadily since late last year after Cuba reopened its borders to tourism in November. Total cases since the start of the pandemic reached 219,000 on Friday and 1,431 deaths have been confirmed, according to the Ministry of Public Health. In all of 2020 Cuba said it had just around 12,200 COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, the company said that the two-shot Soberana 02 vaccine, when supplemented with a booster called Soberana Plus, was 91.2% effective in reducing serious illness caused by the virus, according to results of clinical trials.
Covid origins: Scientists weigh up evidence over virus's origins
Some research scientists, who have tried to unpick the pandemic's origins, have been accused of conspiracy and cover-up - based on no evidence. That may never be known, but the scientists who wrote this latest report want to clarify the available evidence and what it means. One who has worked on Sars-Cov-2's evolutionary origins since the pandemic's early days says the evidence points to a natural spillover. While the arguments have escalated over the past year, there has been no new scientific evidence pointing to a laboratory leak. And significantly, scientists almost all agree that a robust search for evidence of Sars-Cov-2's origins is the only positive way forward.
Sulli Deals: The Indian Muslim women 'up for sale' on an app
Last Sunday, dozens of Muslim women in India found they had been put up for sale online. The tweet took her to "Sulli Deals", an app and website that had taken publicly available pictures of women and created profiles, describing the women as "deals of the day". The app pretended to offer users the chance to buy a "Sulli" - a derogatory slang term used by right-wing Hindu trolls for Muslim women. On 13 May, as Muslims celebrated the festival of Eid, a YouTube channel ran an "Eid Special" - a live "auction" of Muslim women from India and Pakistan. "If police don't find those who put us up for sale, I will go to the courts," Ms Khan said.
Hunter Biden paintings pose ethical challenge for president
“After careful consideration a system has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards,” Psaki told reporters. The paintings cost anywhere from $75,000 for a piece on paper to half a million dollars for large-scale paintings, the dealer said. “That’s part of the appearance problem.”The concern, he said, is that regardless of who purchases the paintings, such high prices suggest Hunter Biden is profiting off his father’s name. It restored a two-year ban on departing senior appointees communicating with their former agency and expanded that ban to include communications with senior White House staff. Painter said that while the agreement concerning Hunter Biden's paintings are not ideal, the administration overall has displayed a marked improvement on ethics matters over Biden's predecessor.
The bakery made famous by 'Sex and the City' has released the recipe for its popular banana pudding
Magnolia Bakery has shared the recipe behind its famous banana pudding. It requires just six ingredients, including vanilla wafers, vanilla pudding, and bananas. And the bakery has become just as famous for its banana pudding as those cupcakes that appeared on "Sex and the City" a decade ago. Magnolia BakeryFor those who'd still like a little guidance, Magnolia Bakery is selling DIY Banana Pudding Kits for $30. Magnolia Bakery's famous banana pudding, along with its additional flavors, can also be purchased and shipped nationally through its website.
Five things to do in and around Boston, July 12-18
Tickets start at $70. Tickets start at $30. Tickets start at $75 at massmoca.org. This walking tour of Remarkable Women of Jamaica Plain, hosted by Boston By Foot, illuminates abolitionists, scientists, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and others. Singer-songwriter and jazz pianist Peter Cincotti takes the stage at the Shalin Liu Performance Center for shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at rockportmusic.org.
Letters to the editor of the Globe Magazine
The sentence, “When I call Birdy, we meet wherever she is in time,” is good and true. Diane S. MahanSalemSuch a beautiful essay about positive relationships and a learning message about aging. In talking about end-of-life issues, responsibility is taken, somewhat, off the shoulders of family members and placed where it belongs: on the individual. If people don’t talk about death freely in this country maybe it is because we would rather spend our time living. chiverposted on bostonglobe.comWrite to magazine@globe.com or The Boston Globe Magazine/Comments, 1 Exchange Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02109-2132.
Boston police investigate two violent crimes against women
Boston police are asking the public’s help as they investigate reports of two separate violent crimes against women that occurred in the last week, the department announced Friday. One woman was walking to work in East Boston early Wednesday morning when a man attempted to kidnap her, police said in a statement. The woman told police she was near the intersection of Porter Street and Bremen Street at around 4 a.m. when a man approached her and grabbed her. The man fled after the woman managed to free herself from his grasp, the statement said.
Home design ideas: Working with bold wallpaper in a kitchen
Sally Staub and Hannah Ray have worked with the owner of this historical Northampton home a few times over the years. Most recently, the founders of Workroom Design Studio, based in Florence, remade the kitchen to match the owner’s vivacious personality. Advertisement2 The orange Fireclay Tile backsplash bridges the cooking side of the kitchen to the eating nook. “We love how the grid and overall shape echo that of the fruits” on the citrus-themed wallpaper, Staub says. 4 Cole & Son Arance wallpaper with a blood orange pattern by Piero Fornasetti was the starting point for the design.
CDC issues new school guidance, with emphasis on full reopening
The agency also called on school districts to use local health data to guide decisions about when to tighten or relax prevention measures like mask wearing and physical distancing. The issue of school closures has been an extremely contentious and divisive topic since the outset of the pandemic, and advising school districts has been a fraught exercise for the CDC. “This is a big moment,” said Dr. Richard Besser, a former acting director of the CDC. The guidance recommends masks for all unvaccinated students, teachers, or staff members. Though she had pushed for even more relaxed guidance — doing away with the 3-foot rule altogether, for example — she said the new recommendations gave districts important flexibility.
Haiti’s interim prime minister confirms request for US troops to country
“We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Associated Press in an interview, declining to provide further details. Meanwhile, the U.S. said it would send senior FBI and Homeland Security officials to help in the investigation. Besides the Colombians, among those detained by police were two Haitian Americans, who have been described as translators for the attackers. Some of the suspects were seized in a raid on Taiwan’s Embassy where they are believed to have sought refuge. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation.
What ShakeAlert got wrong — and right — about big Antelope Valley quake
The state’s new ShakeAlert earthquake warning system got three big things wrong about this week’s Antelope Valley temblor. The system sent out a warning of a magnitude 6 quake; in reality, it was 4.7. The system initially got the earthquake’s magnitude wrong: called it a 4.8; later, it was upgraded to a 6.0. Thursday’s rupture took place in the Antelope Valley, a high and lonesome 15-mile-long valley in the eastern Sierra Nevada stretching from Mono County, California to Douglas County, Nevada. This confused the system and it interpreted the Antelope Valley event as several earthquakes, not one.
Ice cream vendor robbed, punched in Oakland
OAKLAND — A 24-year-old ice cream vendor was robbed of her iPhone and cash Thursday evening in East Oakland by three men, one of whom punched her in the face, authorities said. The woman was by herself with her cart when a gray Toyota Corolla stopped and three men got out. Before fleeing in the vehicle, one of the suspects punched the woman in the face for no apparent reason, police said. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $2,500 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
Ultimate guide to staying cool in Phoenix this summer: 6 ways to beat the heat
Head to our summer guide to public pools throughout metro Phoenix for a full list of locations. Salt River Tubing and Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch offer tube rentals on the Lower Salt River in Tonto National Forest. Our Salt River Tubing guide has hours, prices, pro tips and more. For a comprehensive list with hours and prices, head to our summer 2021 water parks guide. Want to take advantage of the water parks at some of the Valley's most luxurious resorts without booking a pricey reservation?
Condo complex fire leaves 30 displaced
Las Vegas firefighters battle a fire at Bonanza Park Studios on Bonanza Road in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @reviewjournalLas Vegas firefighters battle a fire at Bonanza Park Studios on 2221 Bonanza Road, on Friday, July 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeLas Vegas firefighters battle a fire at Bonanza Park Studios on 2221 Bonanza Road, on Friday, July 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeLas Vegas firefighters respond to an apartment complex fire in the central Las Vegas Valley on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeMore than 30 people were displaced after a two-alarm fire at a condominium complex Friday morning in the central Las Vegas Valley.
Man fatally shot in Roseland
A man was killed in a shooting Friday in Roseland on the South Side. He was on the sidewalk about 6:20 p.m. in the 11000 block of South Vernon Avenue when a light-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said. The 39-year-old was struck in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name hasn’t been released. Area Two detectives are investigating.
5 years after Panaca bombing, motive for attack still unclear
State and federal investigators still have open cases on the 2016 bombing that rocked the tiny Lincoln County town of Panaca. (Mike Bivins)The location of the deadly 2016 bombing in Panaca on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphotoPANACA — Five years after a pair of bombs rattled the Lincoln County town of Panaca, the motive for the attack remains unclear. In response to a recent records request, the Nevada Department of Public Safety said its investigation division’s probe into the July 13, 2016, bombing remains open. The last time Cluff saw Jones was about two weeks before the attack, Cluff told police.
Man fined for refusing to wear mask on Allegiant flight
A man who refused to wear a mask on an Allegiant flight departing from Utah has been fined $10,500. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)SALT LAKE CITY — A man who refused to wear a mask on an Allegiant flight departing from Utah has been fined $10,500. The passenger refused to wear a mask over his mouth and nose on the Feb. 27 flight from Provo, Utah, to Mesa, Arizona, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. Flight attendants said they instructed the man to wear his mask properly seven times, but he removed it each time they walked away. The passenger approached a flight attendant after the flight landed and touched her, the agency said.
Las Vegas snaps heat record for date with 116 reading at McCarran
Las Vegas snapped its high-temperature reading for the date with a blistering 116 degrees at McCarran International Airport on Friday. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeLas Vegas on Friday snapped its high-temperature reading for the date with a blistering 116 degrees recorded at McCarran International Airport at midafternoon. “We certainly can’t rule out a record high,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Clay Morgan. Even higher elevations around the valley won’t offer much if any relief from the oppressive heat smothering the Las Vegas region. Here's a look at the latest high temperature probabilities for reaching or exceeding the ALL-TIME record high for Las Vegas (117°).
Chicago Cubs pour it on late in a 10-5 win against the St. Louis Cardinals — but the ‘reckoning’ appears to be around the corner
Where did I have an impact? Where did I not have an impact? Where did I make a mistake?’ ” Ross said. “And then you lay down at night and those (thoughts) don’t go away. And finally you fall asleep and wake up the next day and try and tackle that same stuff.”
Pandemic, protests propel Naperville residents to buy guns — 40% spike in applications for FOID cards
“It is a signal to those who are concerned about public safety or have a house full of kids that they do need to be worried about where these problems are going long term and are they going to continue to grow worse,” Coyne said.
Montana grizzly bear is fatally shot after killing California woman
— A grizzly bear that pulled a California woman from her tent and killed her this week was fatally shot early Friday by wildlife officials using night-vision goggles to stake out a chicken coop that the animal raided near the small Montana town where the woman was attacked. After the bear ran away, the campers removed food from their tents, secured it and went back to sleep, Montana wildlife officials say. About 15 minutes later, the bear was seen on a video camera at a business about a block away from the post office, wildlife officials said. The bear is also believed to have entered a chicken coop in town that night, killing and eating several chickens. The grizzly struck him several times and ran off, Idaho wildlife officials said.
Oregon wildfire threatens 3K homes, forces evacuations
CHILOQUIN — A fast-growing wildfire on national forestland in south-central Oregon has prompted mandatory evacuations as it threatened about 3,000 homes, authorities said. Pushed by strong winds, the Bootleg fire in Klamath County grew from about 26 square miles Thursday to 61 square miles Friday in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on private land. Fire officials said less than a quarter of the 3,000 homes under threat are under the mandatory evacuation orders. The Fremont-Winema National Forest was partially closed Friday, and smoke was causing visibility issues for motorists in the town of Chiloquin and surrounding areas. That fire had burned about 9 square miles as of Friday with no containment.
Haiti’s interim government asks the US to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilize the country
The woman, who identified herself only as “Yuli,” told Colombia’s W Radio that her husband, Francisco Uribe, was hired for $2,700 a month by a company named CTU to travel to the Dominican Republic, where he was told he would provide protection to some powerful families. She says she last spoke to him at 10 p.m. Wednesday — almost a day after Moïse’s killing— and said he was on guard duty at a house where he and others were staying.
Elsa rain causes sewage overflows into water around Boston
Tropical Storm Elsa made the area’s sewer systems “Let It Go,” causing hourslong overflows of dirty water into the Boston Harbor and Charles River. The storm’s center smashed right through the Boston area throughout Friday morning and afternoon, causing assorted damage from heavy winds and rain. Boston received about 2 or 3 inches across town — but it was more than enough, Boston Water & Sewer Chief Engineer John Sullivan said, to cause the area’s sewer system to overflow. The now-online alerts are to tell people that “the water that they may jump into tomorrow had a whole bunch of sewage in it today,” Sullivan said. Logan International Airport has measured nearly 7.5 inches in July, well above the inch or so that’s the area’s average.
Police search for would-be kidnapper in East Boston
Cops are looking for a would-be kidnapper after a close call in East Boston. Cops say a white SUV “may have been involved” in the incident. The woman managed to break away and escape from the close call, cops say. BPD, as it released this information, also warned people to be aware of their surroundings, particularly at night. The cops advise people not to walk alone, and to stick to well-lit areas at night.
6 members of Rise of the Moors will remain held without bail
Six members of the Rise of the Moors militia group who are accused of engaging in an hourslong standoff with police in Wakefield last week were ordered held without bail following a Friday dangerousness hearing. All men will remain held until then. By the time prosecutors presented evidence against the six men, only the group’s outspoken leader, Latimer, continued to represent himself in the proceedings. He argued that he and his men kept their firearms because the internet hosts “countless video(s)” of men who look like him being murdered by police. Van Epps brushed off the video evidence, saying, “Although they present themselves as very reasonable, they are in violation of state law.”
Ducey signs new law changing sex-ed rules, other measures
That section had alarmed some who worried that students, including LGBTQ students, unable to get their parents to agree to that separate approval, would not be able to get their questions answered. Rep. Tony Navarrete, D-Phoenix, said the measure is still too broad. He said the wording targets not just sex education but other parts of the curriculum. History lessons also could be affected, Navarrete said, such as discussion of the 1969 Stonewall Riot in New York City that led to the birth of the modern LGBTQ movement. Even talking about the U.S. Supreme Court Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage also would be off limits, he said.
Blalock: CYFD working on transparency changes
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........SANTA FE — The head of New Mexico’s child-welfare agency faced blunt questions about child-abuse fatalities Friday during a five-hour legislative hearing at the Capitol. Rep. Marian Matthews, D-Albuquerque, asked Blalock about the death of James Dunklee Cruz, a 4-year-old boy beaten in 2019, allegedly by a friend of his mother. “How does that happen?” Matthews asked Blalock. But generally, he said, CYFD staff members take action based on the information they have at the time and that some tragedies cannot be anticipated given what’s known beforehand. “We have a draft policy we’re working on,” Blalock said.
Ducey signs new law changing sex-ed rules, other measures
That section had alarmed some who worried that students, including LGBTQ students, unable to get their parents to agree to that separate approval, would not be able to get their questions answered. Rep. Tony Navarrete, D-Phoenix, said the measure is still too broad. He said the wording targets not just sex education but other parts of the curriculum. History lessons also could be affected, Navarrete said, such as discussion of the 1969 Stonewall Riot in New York City that led to the birth of the modern LGBTQ movement. Even talking about the U.S. Supreme Court Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage also would be off limits, he said.
The Latest: Kansas reports biggest COVID-19 surge 3 months
Anyone arriving from a “risk area” can avoid a 10-day quarantine by proving they have tested negative. People flying to Germany are required to test negative before boarding a flight wherever they come from. ———KABUL, Afghanistan — U.N. children’s agency UNICEF says more than 1.4 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will be delivered to Afghanistan on Friday as the country battles a third wave of infections. The COVID-19 vaccines are being donated by the United States and delivered through the U.N.-backed COVAX program. “These vaccines arrive at a critical time for Afghanistan as the country faces a difficult surge in COVID-19 infections,” Hervé Ludovic De Lys, UNICEF’s representative in Afghanistan, said in a statement.
Artist uses his brush to turn Surfside's pain into hope
But once there, the muralist was disappointed to hear that his help was appreciated but not needed. An epic search for victims was already underway by an army of first responders, initially for survivors and now for bodies. Still, the 59-year-old artist felt compelled to contribute to the cause, something that might uplift the Surfside community amid so much anguish. That's when he decided he would use his art to help translate pain into hope and resilience. “What happened is a tragedy,” Marquez said Friday, as he brushed gray paint onto a canvass.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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'This is a miracle': Family's cat missing after Surfside condo collapse found alive 2 weeks later
articleA Florida family struggling in the aftermath of the Surfside condo collapse has been given a glimmer of hope in the midst of tragedy: their beloved cat, missing since the night of the disaster, has been found alive. Angela and Devin Gonzalez were seriously injured in the collapse, and Edgar Gonzalez is still missing. Maria Gaspari, a friend of the Gonzalez family, told WSVN they had been holding out hope for any signs of survival. RELATED: Rescuers at South Florida condo collapse site told they can go home, but they refuse"In the middle of this sadness, we were hoping for good news either for any survivors or any pet," Gaspari said. Gaspari said the family got confirmation that the cat was theirs, and said Binx is Devin's cat.
NYPD beekeeper removes 25,000 bees from Times Square
A massive swarm of bees invaded Times Square earlier this week. Officer Mays the NYPD’s Beekeeper, swiftly responded to a swarm of bees in Times Square today, and gently removed approximately 25,000 bees from the location before transporting them to a safe location," said the NYPD via Facebook. The incident on Tuesday was not the first time bees have swarmed Times Square. In 2018, hundreds of bees had to be vacuumed into a container after gathering on top of a hot dog stand as bystanders watched on. A year earlier, a swarm of thousands of bees landed on a window ledge.
US west heatwave: 31 million people brace for record-breaking temperatures
More than 31 million people across the US west and south-west are bracing for a brutal heatwave that could bring triple-digit temperatures this weekend, with authorities warning that records could be broken in many regions of California and Nevada. “This will be a record-setting heatwave.”This heatwave comes in the wake of record highs across Pacific north-west states and western Canada last week. On Friday, officials in Washington state announced emergency rules that provide farmworkers and others who work outdoors more protection from hot weather. The US west and south-west were also gripped by a heatwave in June, with at least 48 million under a heat advisory. Noaa says that Arizona, California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Utah experienced their hottest June on record.
Top Japanese Olympic sponsors forced to nix plans after spectator ban
Organizers’ decision to ban spectators at most Tokyo Olympics events has forced some Japanese sponsors to take abrupt measures. Many top sponsors are expressing understanding for the move amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s heartbreaking to break the news to those who were waiting excitedly,” a Tobu Top Tours official said. The spectator ban deals a blow to businesses, including hotels and restaurants, that are now expected to experience a wave of cancellations. Several companies said that they wished the decision to ban spectators had been made sooner.
Honduran police arrest five after mob of 600 lynches Italian man
TEGUCIGALPA – Honduran police on Friday arrested five suspects for their role in killing an Italian man, who was lynched by a mob of more than 600 villagers in revenge for allegedly murdering a homeless man, the government said. The villagers on Thursday attacked 65-year-old Giorgio Scanu with stones, sticks and machetes at his residence in the town of Santa Ana de Yusguare, in the southern Honduran department of Choluteca, the security ministry said. The mob came after Scanu after he allegedly beat a 78-year-old homeless man to death on Wednesday for damaging ornamental plants in his garden, according to police reports based on complaints from local residents. “More than 600 angry residents entered the residence and used sticks, stones and machetes to kill the Italian accused of having killed Mr. Juan de Dios Flores,” said Rebeca Martinez, a spokeswoman for the security ministry. Martinez said authorities are searching for others involved in Scanu’s lynching and that police were present at the time, but could not stop it due to the size of the mob.
Missouri governor doesn’t want door-to-door vaccine help
Federal officials are pushing back after Parson said he doesn't want government employees going door-to-door to urge people to get vaccinated. Federal officials are pushing back after Parson said he doesn't want government employees going door-to-door to urge people to get vaccinated. Missouri asked for help last week from nearly formed federal "surge response" teams as it combats an influx of cases that's overwhelming some hospitals. He said he didn’t know what the federal government planned to do but stressed that the state had been getting federal help all along. “We know there’s a vast number of people that is hesitant to take the vaccine,” Parson said.
Of two Haitian-Americans arrested in Moise killing, one was ‘very close’ to opponent, source says
Solages lived in Jacmel, a commune in the southeast department about 57 miles from Port-au-Prince, before moving to Fort Lauderdale. Sergot Joassaint, a Jacmel resident, said he has come across Solages before in Monchil 1, located at the entrance of Jacmel. A different Jacmel resident said Solages was “very close” to Vorbe. On social media, multiple people said Solages has worked as a security guard in Vorbe’s and Boulos’ businesses. Assassin James Solages brother of your friend in "Nou Pap Domi" PascaleSolages.He worked security for demitri vorbe and worked at nissan with reginald boulos.
India hands over Holy Relic of St. Queen Ketevan during Jaishankar's trip to Georgia
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Friday handed over the Holy Relic of St. Queen Ketevan to the Government and the people of Georgia at a ceremony in the presence of His Hiliness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia and the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili.St. Queen Ketevan was a 17th century Georgian Queen who attained martyrdom. Her relics were found in 2005 at the St. Augustine Convent in Old Goa , India, on the basis of medieval Portuguese records. They are believed to have been brought to Goa in 1627 and interred in St. Augustine Complex. This loan of Relics was extended for another six months and was returned to India on 30 September 2018.
Taliban Impose New Restrictions on Women, Media In Afghanistan’s North
Since May, when the United States and NATO began withdrawing their remaining troops, the Taliban captured about 100 of Afghanistan’s more than 400 districts from government-allied forces. In several districts of Takhar, Badakhshan, and Kunduz province that came under the Taliban control recently, local reports claim the Taliban issued similar restrictions on women and forced men to grow beards. Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a statement Wednesday accused the Taliban of forcibly displacing residents and burning their homes in an apparent retaliation for cooperating with Afghan forces. “As a journalist, I would say that the Taliban and the government should follow the media laws,” Yaqoob said. The RSF charges that violence against journalists and media outlets has increased “significantly” despite of peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.
Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country
Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation. Taiwan’s Embassy in Port-au-Prince said police had arrested 11 individuals who tried to break into the compound early Thursday. Police were alerted by embassy security while Taiwanese diplomats were working from home.
Alabama has lowest percentage of COVID-19 vaccinated residents in U.S.
Alabama has the least percentage of fully vaccinated residents in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alabama, with 33.1 percent of residents fully vaccinated, held the rating of second worst vaccination rate for months, behind Mississippi, which now holds that spot, at 33.3 percent fully vaccinated. ADPH uses the seven-day average of new daily cases to categorize counties as either low risk, moderate risk, high risk or very high risk. In addition to the 21 counties deemed as very high risk, four counties are “high risk.”The percent of COVID-19 tests that are positive statewide increased to 4.8 percent on July 3, according to ADPH. Louisiana, with a 35.6 percent vaccination rate, saw cases rise 109 percent, and Tennessee, where 37 percent of residents are vaccinated, had a 169 percent increase in new cases.
Passengers Ordered To Place Hands On Head, Not Film, During Last Hour Of American Airlines Flight To Miami
Passengers were ordered to remain in their seats with their hands on their head for the final hour of American Airlines flight due to a “security threat” onboard. Upon landing, law enforcement personnel boarded the 777 jet to purportedly arrest a woman who had been screaming onboard. But another passenger onboard reports the passenger arrested a woman who screamed for over 90 minutes and was eventually duct-taped to her seat. CONCLUSIONPassengers were asked to keep their hands on their heads for the final hour of American Airlines flight to Miami. It appears this was due to a screaming passenger onboard, though I suspect there was something more going on.
Southwest Missouri receives help from the US government as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise
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Los Angeles County sees exponential growth in Covid-19 cases as Delta variant becomes dominant, worrying officials
(CNN) The most populous county in the US is seeing "exponential growth" of Covid-19 cases as the Delta variant takes over as the dominant coronavirus strain, health officials in Los Angeles County said. The Delta variant, first detected in India, has been found in 43% of new sequenced samples in California, the state said. "Although we expected the Delta variant to become the dominant strain in the United States, this rapid rise is troubling," she said. A Pfizer spokesperson later told CNN the company planned to request FDA emergency use authorization for a booster shot in August. And if Americans ultimately need a booster shot, "people shouldn't get too worked up about that," he said.
People rush to stabilize malfunctioning ride at National Cherry Festival in Traverse City
People rushed to stabilize a malfunctioning ride Thursday night at the National Cherry festival in Traverse City, according to a report from Up North Live. Videos shared to social media show a Magic Carpet ride in the Arnold's Amusements Midway swaying back and forth as people rush forward to hang onto the front railing of the ride. Be warned, the video features some strong language. No injuries were reported and the ride was disassembled by Friday morning, according to Up North Live. Follow him on Twitter @jrndavidson.
ICC judges order first trial for Darfur war crimes
THE HAGUE, July 9 (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that a Sudanese suspect can be charged with 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity and have ordered the first trial at the tribunal linked to bloodshed in Sudan's Darfur region. In a decision published on Friday, judges said Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman would face 31 counts including persecution, murder, rape and torture. Darfur's conflict erupted in 2003 when mostly non-Arab rebels took up arms against Sudan's government, accusing it of neglecting the arid, western region. Sudan's former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is facing ICC charges of orchestrating genocide and other atrocities in Darfur, was deposed in 2019 and remains in prison in Khartoum. Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Giles ElgoodOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Memorial held for man who died during heat wave
Memorial held for man who died during heat wavePeople gathered at the entrance of a church in Olympia to remember a man who died during the recent heat wave in the Pacific Northwest (July 9)
Mayor reacts to missing cat found from collapse
Mayor reacts to missing cat found from collapseOfficials say a cat that had lived on the ninth floor of a South Florida condo building before it collapsed last month has been found and returned to its family.
Legoland New York has opened to the public, more than a year after planned opening date
All seven of the park's themed lands are now open, Legoland New York Resort Divisional Director Stephanie Johnson said at a news conference on Friday morning, when she was joined by Gov. Legoland: What COVID means for the park opening in GoshenLegoland: Here's what the park will look like this summer"I love Legos. Legoland was initially set to open on July 4, 2020, before COVID delayed the opening. "Come to the Hudson Valley." Legoland:Here's what awaits at Legoland New York, opening this summerMatt Spillane covers breaking news throughout the Hudson Valley.
Covid Live Updates: Mississippi Urges Masks for Indoor Gatherings as Delta Spreads
Live Covid Live Updates: Mississippi Urges Masks for Indoor Gatherings as Delta Spreads Educators’ unions praise new C.D.C. Africa endures its “worst pandemic week ever.”Mississippi urges ‘high-risk’ residents to avoid indoor mass gatherings as Delta variant spreads. To use the S.D.R.s, countries can agree to trade this interest-bearing asset with other countries in exchange for cash. Researchers at Imperial College London also found that from June 24 to July 5, the number of coronavirus cases had quadrupled across England and had risen eightfold in London. The World Health Organization warned last week that the games, held in cities across Europe, had driven a rise in coronavirus cases.
Jason Sudekis throws ceremonial first pitch at Cubs game with children in tow
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Jason Sudekis is still on daddy duty as his ex Olivia Wilde continues to enjoy La Dolce Vita with Harry Styles. The “Saturday Night Live” vet took son Otis,7, and daughter Daisy, 4, with him to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Friday’s Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game at Wrigley Field. As Page Six reported, Sudekis is back in the Brooklyn home he shared with Wilde before their split in October as he cares for their kids. “Harry has been seen taking a break on the beach in Porto Ercole after he finished filming ‘My Policeman’ in London,” a spy told us on June 30. As a source told us of Sudekis this week: “Jason and Olivia take turns to care for the kids … Jason obviously knew that Olivia and Harry were going on vacation to Italy.
Survivor’s tail! Cat missing in Florida condo collapse found alive
A cat that lived on the ninth floor of the collapsed Florida condo was miraculously found alive — and returned to his family — two weeks after the building came crashing down, according to reports Friday. Deven’s older sister Tayler Gonzalez was not home during the collapse and dad Edgar Gonzalez is still missing, the paper reported. “That’s actually Deven’s cat, so I’m sure she’s going to be over the moon knowing that they found her cat. Deven’s older sister Tayler Gonzalez was not home during the collapse and dad Edgar Gonzalez is still missing. “One of the survivors came to see the cat and to determine if it was her families cat and IT WAS!”
Clever tech hack: How to text from your PC or Mac
If you’re working on your computer or don’t want to use your thumbs to message, send messages straight from your PC or Mac. If that person is in your Contacts app, Messages finds them as you type. To do this, simply open System Preferences from your Mac, go to iCloud and sign in using your Apple ID credentials, then open the Messages app on your Mac. There’s an app for thatMicrosoft’s Your Phone app links your Android phone to your PC. You also need the Your Phone Companion app on your Android phone or the pre-installed Link to Windows on your Samsung.
UN official compares Israel's settlements to war crimes, sparking backlash
A United Nations human rights investigator is being called anti-Semitic for remarks made Friday against Israel at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Then-President Trump took the U.S. out of the Human Rights Council in 2018. Blinken, in a statement, noted, "The United States has long been a champion of human rights. If elected to the Human Rights Council, we will use the opportunity to be a leading voice within the Council for promoting respect for human rights." Members of the 47-country Human Rights Council includes China, Cuba, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela.
'GOD BLESS ABORTIONS' banner hung on Christ of the Ozarks statue in Arkansas by activist art group
Indecline, a two-decade-old activist art collective, hung a 44-foot banner that reads "GOD BLESS ABORTIONS" on a massive monument of Jesus in northwestern Arkansas Thursday night. "The project, entitled ‘God Bless Abortions,’ is in direct response to the dramatic attempts being made in Arkansas and throughout the South, to ban abortion services to women in need," the art collective said Friday. The banner was draped between the outstretched arms of the 67-foot Christ of the Ozarks statue in Eureka Springs on Thursday night. "In Arkansas, there is only one 65-foot statue of Jesus. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOriginally built in 1966, the Christ of the Ozarks statue weighs 2 million pounds and is made of 24 layers of white mortar, according to The Great Passion Play, which is performed nearby.
CDC: Fully vaccinated students don't need masks in classrooms
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCDC: Fully vaccinated students don't need masks in classroomsCNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control on whether vaccinated students need to wear schools in classrooms this fall.
14-year-old makes history as first African-American spelling bee champion
14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde, well known for her record-breaking skills on the basketball court, has become the first African-American champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The winning word was “murraya.”
Saudi Arabia approves Moderna's COVID vaccine -state news agency
Test tubes are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Dado RuvicCAIRO - July 9 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Food and Drug Authority on Friday approved Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine (MRNA.O) for use in the kingdom, the state news agency (SPA) said. The authority added that after this approval, authorities will start procedures to import the two-dose vaccine, the news agency said. Saudi Arabia had earlier approved the use of the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N), AstraZeneca Plc (AZN.L) and the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) vaccines. Reporting by Alaa Swilam and Ahmed Tolba; editing by Jonathan OatisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
EXCLUSIVE Polish TV regulator casts doubt over future of U.S.-owned news channel
Private television TVN logo is seen on satellite antennas at their headquarters in Warsaw, Poland February 10, 2021. TVN24 is Poland's most-watched news channel and its critical coverage has long been a thorn in PiS's side. Its broadcasting licence expires on Sept. 26. "I believe that currently Art.35 (of the Polish media law) does not allow for the limit to be bypassed through a vehicle in the European Economic Area," he said, referring to 27 EU and three other European states. This week, PiS lawmakers submitted legal amendments to Poland's Broadcasting Act that would strengthen the ban on non-European firms owning more than 49% of Polish media.
Arab countries pledge aid as Tunisia struggles with COVID pandemic
A man receives a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre in Tunis, Tunisia, April 26, 2021. After successfully containing the virus in the first wave last year, Tunisia is now grappling with a rise in infections. Tunisia recorded 189 deaths on Friday, the highest daily toll since the pandemic began last year. "We are in a catastrophic situation ... the health system has collapsed, we can only find a bed in hospitals with great difficulty," health ministry spokesperson Nisaf Ben Alaya said. The total number of coronavirus cases so far in Tunisia has climbed to around 480,000, with more than 16,000 deaths.
Why were Colombian ex-soldiers in Haiti? Experts say they are popular mercenaries
REUTERS/Luisa GonzalezBOGOTA, July 9 (Reuters) - Highly-trained Colombian soldiers left at a loose end after retirement have frequently been tempted by opportunities to ply their trade abroad as private military contractors from Iraq to Yemen, military officials and experts said on Friday. "There are a significant number of Colombian soldiers in Dubai, for example." Colombians are often recruited as mercenaries "because of all their experience," army head General Eduardo Zapateiro told Reuters. McFate said that, while U.S. firms like Blackwater remain the best-known private military contractors, scores of ex-fighters from other countries were now imitating U.S. providers. "Every day new private military groups emerge from countries like Russia, Uganda, Iraq, Afghanistan and Colombia.
U.S. administers nearly 333 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
A large vaccination site is shown as people with preexisting health conditions are granted access to a vaccination during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Inglewood, California, U.S., March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Mike BlakeJuly 9 (Reuters) - The United States had administered 332,966,409 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Friday morning and distributed 386,058,070 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those figures are up from the 332,345,797 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by July 8 out of 385,495,790 doses delivered. The agency said 183,542,871 people had received at least one dose while 158,629,431 people were fully vaccinated as of Friday. The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna (MRNA.O) and Pfizer/BioNTech (PFE.N), , as well as Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) one-shot vaccine as of 6:00 a.m.
Mexico prosecutors open probe into personal wealth of ex-minister
Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo gestures during a news conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Mexico May 1, 2018. The attorney general's office said prosecutors believed that during the period 2014-2018 Guajardo's wealth had probably increased to a degree that could not be accounted for legally. A judge ordered Guajardo not to leave the country without judicial authorization and to report to authorities at regular intervals, the attorney general's office said. The attorney general's office did not immediately reply to a request for comment. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has relentlessly sought to vilify the previous Mexican administration, accusing it of fomenting inequality, corruption and gang violence.
Brazil 2022 election will take place; 'It's that simple,' says Senate president
President of Brazil's Senate Rodrigo Pacheco looks on during a news conference after the meeting of the National COVID-19 Coordinator to combat the pandemics, in Brasilia, Brazil, April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano MachadoBRASILIA, July 9 (Reuters) - Brazilian Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco on Friday vehemently rejected any speculation that the 2022 presidential election may not take place, insisting that the constitution will be upheld and the wishes and expectations of the Brazilian people will be met. Speaking to reporters in the Senate, Pacheco was responding to comments made by President Jair Bolsonaro earlier in the week that he may not accept the result of the election unless the voting system is changed. Bolsonaro claims the voting system, which uses computers to record votes, is susceptible to voter fraud, and is insisting that only printed ballots be used. Pacheco on Friday rejected any suggestion there has been voter fraud in previous elections or that the current system is vulnerable to fraud.
Elsa Floods New York, New England As Storm Moves Up East Coast
NEW YORK (AP) — The fast-moving storm Elsa lashed New York City and New England with heavy rain and high winds Friday, flooding streets, toppling trees and hindering some rail service. Maximum sustained winds from the storm were 50 mph (85 kph) by late afternoon as the storm moved northeast from Boston toward Maine. “The drainage system was just overwhelmed.”The storm came a day after a deluge flooded some streets and subway stations in New York City. Despite videos showing flooding in some stations Thursday, “we actually weathered the storm quite well,” interim New York City Transit president Sarah Feinberg said in an email. Elsa is the earliest fifth-named storm on record, said Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami.
Taliban say they control 85% of Afghanistan, humanitarian concerns mount
Torghundi, a northern town on the border with Turkmenistan, had also been captured by the Taliban overnight, Afghan and Taliban officials said. Three visiting Taliban officials sought to address those concerns during a visit to Moscow. He said "you and the entire world community have probably recently learned that 85% of the territory of Afghanistan has come under the control" of the Taliban. A U.S. donation of more than 1.4 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived on Friday, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said. In Afghanistan, a prominent anti-Taliban commander said he would support efforts by Afghan forces to claw back control of parts of western Afghanistan, including a border crossing with Iran.
California forest closed as wildfires burn, heat returns
Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, as it burns at Frenchman Lake in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, as it burns at Frenchman Lake in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. After a day and night of explosive growth, the fire covered more than 38 square miles (98 square kilometers) at midmorning Friday, causing containment to drop to 11%. The meeting will be streamed on the Facebook page for the Fremont-Winema National Forest beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on private land.
‘Heartbreaking’: Death toll in Florida condo collapse now 79
A workers make her way past the rubble and debris of the Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside, Florida on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 79 on Friday, a number the mayor called “heartbreaking” as recovery workers toiled for a 16th day to find victims in the rubble. “This is a staggering and heartbreaking number that affects all of us very deeply,” Levine Cava said of the latest death toll. ADVERTISEMENT“We know that there will be long-term impacts for the teams on the front line,” Levine Cava said. To that end, Levine Cava said officials have added peer support personnel at the fire stations.
New details in Ohio mom's death after roller coaster ride
OxygenThe family of a California nurse who was found dead in her apartment over the weekend said the mother of six children and been gagged, tied up, and wrapped in a sheet. The body of Fatima Johnson, 53, was located in her Los Angeles home around midnight on July 4, according to police. Johnson’s daughters, who made the discovery, hadn’t seen or heard from their mother in days. Her hands were bound with wire, they said. “The scene that my sisters and I...witnessed first-hand and what happened to my
Factbox: Branson, Bezos and Musk - three space tourism pioneers
(Reuters) - Three billionaire entrepreneurs - Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk - are competing to usher in a new era of commercial space tourism. TICKETSBranson, Bezos and Musk have been investing billions of dollars in their space companies, each promising to ferry paying customers on rides to space - and it will cost a hefty fee to book a seat. Branson himself is due to occupy one of six seats aboard his company's first fully crewed test flight to space on Sunday. Story continuesBlue Origin's New Shepard rocket-and-capsule combo blasts off directly into suborbital space before separating. Blue Origin's capsule suborbital flight is around 10 minutes after separation.
U.S. probing American ties to assassination of Haitian president -sources
By Brad Brooks and Mark HosenballTAMARAC, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies on Friday were probing American connections to this week's assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, three sources said, the day after two Haitian-American men were arrested on charges of participating in it. Two law enforcement sources, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an active investigation, said that agencies were looking into U.S. connections to the killing, but declined to comment specifically on the two suspects. The White House said it will send senior federal law enforcement officials https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/us-sending-fbi-dhs-law-enforcement-haiti-white-house-2021-07-09 to Haiti as soon as possible to help in the investigation. Haitian authorities have said little to explain why Solages and Vincent, two Haitian-Americans from Florida, would have been motivated to join Colombian mercenaries to assassinate Haiti's president. Those statements were made on the website of a charity he ran, which was modified on Thursday to remove them.
EXPLAINER: How Richard Branson will ride own rocket to space
Virgin Galactic will become the first rocket company to launch the boss when Richard Branson straps into one of his sleek, shiny space planes this weekend. Joining Branson as space rookies are lead operations engineer Colin Bennett and Sirisha Bandla, a vice president. Story continuesROCKET PLANEVirgin Galactic’s space plane, Unity, will take off attached to a specially designed double aircraft nicknamed Eve after Branson’s late mother. The rocket plane will glide back, NASA space shuttle style, to conclude about 15 minutes of free flight. Then in 2014 the rocket plane Enterprise — named after the “Star Trek” ship — broke apart during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other.
Branson roller coaster is reopened after accident severely injured 11-year-old boy
A roller coaster in Branson will be reopened after an accident last month severely injured an 11-year-old boy, Missouri state officials said Friday. The ride had been closed after the accident, but the Amusement Ride Safety Unit has determined the ride is safe to operate. The boy got caught under the rails of the roller coaster and the Branson fire Department took about 1 1/2 hours to rescue him, Ford said. The Amusement Ride Safety Unit is still investigating the accident involving Aalondo. The Branson Coaster is not the only popular ride where an accident has occurred this summer.
‘Large’ fish kill in Missouri actually has benefits, officials say. What are they?
A “large” fish kill after flooding in Missouri actually has benefits for the state’s ecosystem, officials said. The fish die-off was reported west of Columbia along Interstate 70 in the Missouri River floodplain, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. “As the water level in these pools naturally declines, the water temperature increases and dissolved oxygen decreases, resulting in a fish kill.”A fish kill is a sudden death of fish in bodies of water. The Missouri Department of Conservation determined mostly silver carp, an invasive species, died in the fish kill. Silver carp were introduced in the U.S. from Asia to improve water quality but they have become harmful to native species and the ecosystem.
Biden fires Trump-era head of Social Security after he refuses to resign
Associated PressFor months, the Biden White House refrained from criticizing Republican officials who played down the importance of coronavirus vaccinations or sought to make political hay of the federal government’s all-out effort to drive shots into arms. With the COVID-19 vaccination rate plateauing across the country, the White House is returning fire at those they see as spreading harmful misinformation or fear about the shots. When South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tried this week to block door-to-door efforts to drive up the vaccination rate in his state, White House press secretary Jen Psaki did not mince words in her reaction.
Haiti requests UN troops after president's assassination - letter
HAVANA, July 9 (Reuters) - Haiti has requested the United Nations send troops to help secure the country, in particular key infrastructure, after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, according to a letter from the prime minister's office to the UN offices in Haiti reviewed by Reuters. The letter dated July 7 - the day Moise was shot dead in his home - said the aim was "to support the efforts of the national police aiming to restablish security and public order in the whole territory". The 15-member U.N. Security Council would need to authorize a deployment of U.N. peacekeepers or police to Haiti. (Reporting by Sarah Marsh Editing by Daniel Flynn)
New Darden Scholarship Initiative Aimed At Attracting Diverse Candidates To PE, VC & Hedge Fund Jobs
The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia in CharlottesvilleIt’s no secret that MBAs who land jobs in private equity, venture capital or hedge funds are among the most highly paid graduates of business school. DARDEN SAYS IT SET RECORDS THIS YEAR FOR PE AND VC PLACEMENTIn announcing the new initiative, Darden noted it set new school records this year for placement in VC and private equity internships and full-time jobs. “These are among the highest career placement levels in VC and private equity among Top 10 business schools,” according to the school. Companies interested in hiring a Breakthrough Scholar or student in the private equity, venture capital and other areas of asset management should contact recruiting@darden.virginia.edu. DON’T MISS: DEAN OF THE YEAR: SCOTT BEARDSLEY OF UVA’S DARDEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS or MEET DARDEN’S MBA CLASS OF 2022The post New Darden Scholarship Initiative Aimed At Attracting Diverse Candidates To PE, VC & Hedge Fund Jobs appeared first on Poets&Quants.
Bear cub takes midnight stroll through Thousand Oaks neighborhood
Residents of a Newbury Park neighborhood had an unexpected visitor in their yards overnight: a wandering black bear cub. A Ventura County sheriff’s deputy was on patrol shortly after midnight near Teardrop Court in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood when the furry youngster was spotted toddling down the street, the department said. The cub didn’t seem to be aggressive as it meandered around the neighborhood before waddling south onto Reino Road. In March, a young black bear was spotted twice in the same week near an Eagle Rock neighborhood in Los Angeles. Residents who spot a bear in their neighborhood are encouraged to keep a safe distance from the animal and contact authorities.
Hazmat team responds to Lawrence City Hall after powdery substance found in letter
A hazmat team responded to Lawrence City Hall Friday after an election worker opened a letter containing a white, powdery substance that was later determined to be mostly sugar, city officials said. The worker opened a letter around 3:00 p.m., officials said, discovering a white powdery substance inside. A regional hazmat team and city firefighters arrived at City Hall, located at 200 Common St., shortly after the letter was opened. Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty said the substance was determined not to be hazardous, and contained mostly sugar. Firefighters cleared the scene around 5:45 p.m.
Respect the Delta variant, but don’t fear it — unless you’re not vaccinated
Delta is the dominant strain within the United States ; Los Angeles is now recommending that everyone wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status in response to the rise in Delta variant cases. The arrival of the Delta variant has opened another chapter in the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 70 percent of residents vaccinated, Bay State residents are generally well protected against this variant. AdvertisementThankfully, vaccines in use in the US appear to be highly effective against the Delta strain. After the general feeling of helplessness last year, COVID-19 — including the Delta variant — is totally preventable in 2021.
‘Boo Boo’ the bear killed after medical van collision in Marion, state officials confirm
An agency spokesperson later confirmed the bear referred to in the statement was in fact Boo Boo. On the morning of June 15, for example, the town of Duxbury was abuzz when local police said a resident living on Elm Street spotted Boo Boo in the backyard around 8:30 a.m. that morning eating birdseed. A second video, posted to Facebook by Duxbury police, showed Boo Boo running off into a wooded area near Elm Street. You were one of the good ones.”“As the unofficial anthropomorphic voice of Boo Boo, we are devastated to learn of his passing,” the account tweeted Thursday, when the Patriot Ledger first reported the bear’s death. “We are grateful for the joy he brought to us in real life and on Twitter while exploring the many wonders of the South Shore.
Aurora man convicted of attempted murder in 2020 high-speed pursuit in Weld, Larimer counties
An Aurora man who police say sprayed officers with bear spray and then shot at them during a pursuit last summer has been convicted of a number of felonies, including attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and vehicular eluding. James Nicholson, 52, was convicted by a jury last week, according to a news release issued Friday by the Weld County District Attorney’s Office. Related Articles Greeley police arrest man who allegedly sprayed officers with bear spray, shot at officersDuring a foot chase, Nicholson turned around and sprayed two officers with bear mace. The chase moved from Greeley to Larimer County, where the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office was able to immobilize Nicholson’s vehicle in Loveland. Nicholson was also convicted of two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault and possession of a controlled substance.
Vaccinated teachers, students don't need masks inside school buildings, CDC says: Live COVID-19 updates
Vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks inside school buildings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines. The CDC recommends anyone over the age of 2 who isn’t fully vaccinated – students, teachers and staff – continue to wear masks indoors and to try to keep 3 feet of distance. Also in the news:?Arizona on Friday reported its biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in two months. COVID-19 cases have risen for seven consecutive weeks in the region, the organization said. ? Today's numbers: The U.S. has more than 33.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 606,700 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Northern California forest closed as wildfires burn
Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, as it burns at Frenchman Lake in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)Firefighters arrive at Frenchman Lake to battle the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burning in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)Plumes of smoke and fire rise above Frenchman Lake as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burns in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)BECKWOURTH, Calif. — Flames threatening campgrounds and cabins prompted evacuations and closed off a swath of Northern California forest as the state headed into another weekend of dry, scorching weather and the continuing threat of wildfires. After a day and night of explosive growth, the fire covered more than 38 square miles at midmorning Friday, causing containment to drop to 11%.
Masks no longer required for Illinois’ vaccinated students, teachers as state adopts new CDC guidance
CPS does not have data on how many of its students are vaccinated, but officials plan to ask students’ statuses when they return to schools late next month. But the agency emphasized that spacing should not be an obstacle to getting kids back in schools and would not required among fully vaccinated students or staff. In Detroit’s public schools, everyone will be required to wear a mask unless everyone in the classroom has been vaccinated. Philadelphia will require all public school students and staff to wear masks inside buildings, even if they have been vaccinated. The new schools guidance says:• No one at schools needs to wear masks at recess or in most other outdoor situations.
Spiaggia closes permanently after nearly 40 years as one of Chicago’s top Italian restaurants
After nearly 40 years as one of the best Italian restaurants in Chicago, the iconic fine-dining Spiaggia has permanently closed. With a kitchen helmed by the legendary Chef Tony Mantuano, the restaurant was Michelin-starred and the recipient of numerous James Beard Award nominations, including Mantuano’s win as best chef Midwest region in 2005. Spiaggia (Italian for “beach”), located near the corner of Michigan Avenue and Oak Street, offered diners one of the best views of the city, too, overlooking the Mag Mile and Oak Street Beach. The Mantuanos departed Spiaggia in 2019 to start a new chapter in their lives, opening the equally swanky Yolan in Nashville. In a 2019 interview with Food & Wine, chef Mantuano reflected on the couple’s nearly four-decades at Spiaggia and their life in Chicago.
Aftershocks rattle Nevada, California after magnitude 6 quake
The quake shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday was centered south of Lake Tahoe near Walker, a rural community of a few hundred households in the eastern Sierra Nevada. (Brett Durrant via AP)SAN FRANCISCO — Aftershocks have hit the region between Northern California and Nevada Friday after a magnitude 6 earthquake sent large boulders rolling into highways and knocked smaller items off shelves. The quake shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday was centered south of Lake Tahoe near Walker, a rural community of a few hundred households in the eastern Sierra Nevada. At one point, rockslides closed about 40 miles of the interstate, a major route through the northern Sierra Nevada, but the road reopened some hours later. Last month, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake rattled the eastern Sierra town of Lone Pine and sent boulders crashing down Mt.
Las Vegas snaps heat record for date with 115 reading at McCarran
Las Vegas snapped its high-temperature reading for the date with a blistering 115 degrees recorded at McCarran International Airport at midafternoon Friday. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeLas Vegas on Friday snapped its high-temperature reading for the date with a blistering 115 degrees recorded at McCarran International Airport at midafternoon. “We certainly can’t rule out a record high,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Clay Morgan. Even higher elevations around the valley won’t offer much if any relief from the oppressive heat smothering the Las Vegas region. Here's a look at the latest high temperature probabilities for reaching or exceeding the ALL-TIME record high for Las Vegas (117°).
Florida Panthers play-by-play broadcaster Steve Goldstein will call Miami Dolphins exhibition games
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José Abreu’s first half was filled with aches, but the Chicago White Sox first baseman leans on his family for motivation to play through pain: ‘They are my strength’
“It doesn’t matter if I’m in pain or not, soreness or not, I have to be there for them. My mom, my wife, my sons, they are my everything. That is the way I can honor them, that’s what I do. Plus, that’s also another way for me to be grateful and honor (Chairman) Jerry (Reinsdorf). He has done a lot for me and that’s the way for me to pay it back, play every day no matter what.”
Children get ‘summer kicks’ in shoe-giving initiative by CHA and Operation Warm
The age cutoff for Friday was partly due to practical constraints, said Lalley, because they wanted to limit the number of sizes they handled. But, according to Lalley, they had also received feedback that as children get older, they become more “concerned about the logos on the side of their shoes,” he said. Operation Warm’s shoes aren’t branded. Since the pilot distribution last year, the organization has also changed the style of shoe distributed, from a slip-on to a lace-up tennis shoe that children could run around in.
‘Blue wall of silence’ at Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office protected abusive deputy, put colleague at risk, lawsuit alleges
John Wildhaber said the Sheriff’s Office had not yet been served with the lawsuit and declined to comment on Sherman’s allegations. “We can say we are confident the facts will demonstrate that the Sheriff’s Office took swift and appropriate action,” he said. The Sheriff’s Office had previously received reports that Grahn was abusive and potentially explosive. “Deputy Kearns’ fellow officers apparently followed the ‘blue wall of silence’ and apparently did their best to cover-up the troubling episode,” the suit states. Sherman’s lawsuit notes that the Sheriff’s Office then waited more than a week to arrest him.
Clark County jail inmate escapes; deputies arrest him hours later
Clark County deputies arrested an inmate who ran away from the county jail Friday morning, according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy was driving near the Clark County Jail about 7:30 a.m. when he spotted Skylar Santillan, 35, running while wearing jail inmate clothing, according to the county sheriff’s office. Authorities launched a search, and they found and arrested Santillan roughly 1.5 miles northeast of the jail about 11 a.m. Authorities are investigating how Santillan was able to escape from the jail. He now faces two additional counts of felony escape, according to the sheriff’s office.
Dear Annie: Husband’s porn habit leaves wife feeling betrayed
He said it was no big deal -- that most men have a porn habit. -- Feeling BetrayedDear Feeling: If this were indeed just a habit, then there might be middle ground on which to meet him. Dear Annie: I just spent my first Father’s Day without my dad, who tragically passed away from COVID-19 a few months ago. -- Grateful DaughterDear Grateful: I’m so sorry for your loss and your diagnosis. Dear Annie: In several columns, you’ve mentioned Match.com as a good place for singles to meet other singles.
Officials ID victims in Lake St. Clair boat fire, cause unknown
Macomb County authorities on Friday announced the identities of three people who died last weekend in a boat fire on Lake St. Clair. The mixed-breed dog belonged to Matthews, who also owned the boat, according to the release. Fire investigators for the Macomb County Sherriff's Office conducted a thorough examination of the boat and were unable to determine the case, officials said. Electrical issues were ruled out as cause; however, smoking/smoking material could not be ruled out or proven." The cabin had a working smoke detector, sheriff's officials said.
The Latest: Kansas reports biggest COVID-19 surge 3 months
COVID-19-related hospitalizations continued to range between 500 and 600, with 535 virus patients occupying hospital beds as of Thursday. “Our collective under-vaccination in the state has put us all at risk, especially the most vulnerable,” State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Friday during a virtual press briefing. Mississippi ranks among the last U.S. states for the total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 at 31% fully vaccinated, according to the state Department of Health. Department of Health officials advised Friday that vulnerable people avoid indoor mass gatherings whether or not they are vaccinated, through at least July 26. They also advised that people who are not vaccinated wear a mask when in public settings.
'Heartbreaking': Death toll in Florida condo collapse now 79
To that end, Levine Cava said officials have added peer support personnel at the fire stations. Hope of finding survivors was briefly rekindled after workers demolished the remainder of the building Sunday night, allowing access to new areas of debris. Some voids where survivors could have been trapped did exist, mostly in the basement and the parking garage, but no one was found alive. Levine Cava said the high death toll is "an aching hole in the center of this close-knit family here in Surfside." Miami-Dade Fire Chef Alan Cominsky said it is unclear how the long the recovery effort will take, but said crews are making progress.
Father asks for help after son killed in road rage shooting
When the driver unsuccessfully tried to merge into the same lane as Castro’s truck, he opened his door and yelled at Castro, Brown said. “So that hand gesture got my son executed and that’s not fair,” he said. Brown said the driver of the Buick was a black or Hispanic male in his 20s to early 30s. The vehicle had a temporary paper license plate on the back and no plate on the front. The vehicle’s tires had distinctive rims with seven holes and the headlights had an unusual yellowish color, police said.
Broadway between Lomas, Mountain to close for about 3 months
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A major roadblock is in store for Downtown-area drivers, including those who frequent the main post office. Construction at the Marble-Arno pump station will completely close Broadway NE from Lomas to Mountain starting Monday, July 12, according to the city’s Department of Municipal Development. “As often as possible, the contractor will allow access to the U.S. Post Office from Mountain Rd. Here are the planned detours:ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................• Southbound traffic on Broadway will be detoured west on Mountain, then south on Third, then east on Lomas to access Broadway. • Northbound traffic on Broadway will be detoured west on Lomas Blvd., then north on Second, then east on Mountain to access Broadway.
Cooling tower collapses at San Juan Generating Station
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........SANTA FE — New Mexico’s largest electric utility is working to bring a unit at San Juan Generating Station back online after the recent collapse of a cooling tower caused it to be knocked off the grid. Public Service Company of New Mexico spokesman Ray Sandoval said in a statement no one was injured by the June 30 cooling tower collapse at the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station and an investigation as to the cause of the incident is underway. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................A state Environment Department spokeswoman said Friday that PNM had also notified the agency of the cooling tower collapse, which caused the unit’s boiler to shut down. The collapse of a cooling tower could prompt new questions about the plant, which began producing power in the 1970s. Meanwhile, PNM did not immediately disclose the cooling tower collapse after it occurred.
Fact-checking claims about the Pfizer vaccine, Sha'Carri Richardson and more
Chemical and medical experts who are not associated with Pfizer confirmed to The Associated Press that there is no way graphene oxide would be found in the vaccine. "Utter nonsense," said Dr. Paul Offit, a vaccine expert at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The university has said it was not involved in research indicating the presence of graphene in the vaccine. The university added in a statement that it supports vaccines and disavows the conclusions of the professor's unofficial report. It includes a disclaimer that its findings do not represent any institutional position of the university.
Biden fires Trump-appointed head of Social Security agency
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy commissioner's resignation, the White House said. Biden asked commissioner Andrew Saul to resign, and his employment was terminated after he refused the Democratic president's request, a White House official said. Deputy Commissioner David Black agreed to resign, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. Biden named Kilolo Kijakazi as acting commissioner while the administration conducts a search for a permanent commissioner and deputy commissioner. Kijakazi currently is the deputy commissioner for retirement and disability policy at the Social Security Administration.
Va. soon won't require fully vaccinated people to wear masks in schools, following CDC's new guidance
This means almost 3 in 4 kids in this age group are not vaccinated, and only about 1 in 5 are fully protected against the virus. In the 2020-21 school year, there were 1.2 million K-12 students enrolled full time. Even if assuming all 305,355 of the fully vaccinated kids under the age of 20 were part of that number, it would account for only a quarter of the enrollment count. As of Friday, Virginians under the age of 20 accounted for about 1 in 5 infections caused by a variant of concern. On Thursday night, a second child under the age of 10 died from COVID.
Letters: Guilt and upset at being falsely pinged led to deletion of the Covid app
SIR – I was “pinged” by the NHS Covid-19 app a few days before Christmas. The only place I had visited was a Christmas shop, when I was with my daughter – who also had the app, yet she was not pinged. I felt guilty (for being outside), angry and upset, as I certainly hadn’t been in contact with anyone infected. On Thursday, Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, said that trial participants will be able to prove they have had both jabs either through the Covid pass on the main NHS app or the accessible letter available by calling 119. Margaret KalilCaldy, WirralThe dog delusionSIR – I truly dislike all dogs, though would not go so far as to self-diagnose cynophobia (Letters, July 9).
Love Island fans react in disbelief as Liberty says she’s ‘falling in love’... after less than two weeks
It is called Love Island, after all. Viewers of the hit ITV2 sitcom have reacted in disbelief after contestant Liberty Poole claimed she was falling in love with Jake Cornish, despite having known each other less than two weeks. “I think I might be falling in love,” said Liberty, while sitting by the side of a pool. “Liberty is making the classic mistake of mistaking lust for love,” wrote another, while someone else described it as “microwaved love”. “Liberty’s falling in love,” wrote one Twitter user.
CDC pushes for school reopening amid concerns over Delta variant
And positive cases are bound to emerge, especially as the highly transmissible Delta variant becomes ever more dominant in the United States. “The Delta variant threatens another school year. The Delta variant presents a troubling new development in a pandemic that has gone on longer than most observers had predicted. A recent op-ed Gandhi co-authored argued that “Delta variant panic” could lead to a needless return of lockdowns and school closures. “Delta variant hasn’t affected announced school learning plans as of yet,” says Dennis Roche, president of Burbio.
Jamie Hawkesworth’s portrait of modern Britain
Image from ‘The British Isles’ (Mack, 2021) (Courtesy of the artist and Mack)Jamie Hawkesworth. Image from ‘The British Isles’ (Mack, 2021) (Courtesy of the artist and Mack)His Britain is an optimistic, democratic one. Image from ‘The British Isles’ (Mack, 2021) (Courtesy of the artist and Mack)Jamie Hawkesworth. Image from ‘The British Isles’ (Mack, 2021) (Courtesy of the artist and Mack)Jamie Hawkesworth. Image from ‘The British Isles’ (Mack, 2021) (Courtesy of the artist and Mack)‘The British Isles’ (2021) by Jamie Hawkesworth is published by Mack
Sulli Deals: The Indian Muslim women 'up for sale' on an app
An Amnesty International report on online harassment in India last year showed the more vocal a woman was, the more she was targeted. And just as black women were more likely to be picked on in Britain and the United States, women from religious minorities and disadvantaged castes were harassed more in India.
DR Congo: Measles vaccines missed because of Covid focus
"A child can get measles and die wherever they are in the world, but the likelihood of death is much higher for children younger than one and if there are other stresses like malnutrition or vitamin A deficiency, these really increase the risk of death," says Dr Natasha Crowcroft, senior technical advisor for measles and rubella at the WHO.
The schoolkids in Zimbabwe who said they saw 'aliens'
In 1994, 60 children at Ariel school in Ruwa, Zimbabwe said they'd seen a 'UFO' and 'aliens with big eyes' in bush land near their school playground. A BBC crew were among the first on the scene and spoke to pupils and teachers. There were also reports of strange lights and a 'craft' in the sky in other parts of Zimbabwe, as well as in Zambia and South Africa. Witness History looks back through archive eyewitness accounts of 'the Ruwa School incident'. Witness History: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.
Top 5: Where to find the best kar?pan in Tokyo
When I first discovered kar?pan (curry bread) existed in Japan, I was very happy. Shirokanedai 5-11-4, Minato-ku 108-0071; 03-5789-3148; kinmugi.netBoulangerie Seiji Asakura’s gy?-cheese kar?pan comes loaded with pine nuts and eggplant on a bed of thin-cut beef. Takanawa 2-6-2, Minato-ku 108-0074; 03-3446-4619; bit.ly/seijiasakura-igThe kar?pan at Bistro Kirakutei comes in two varieties: normal spicy or really spicy. It’s also famous for kar?pan, of course, which comes in two varieties: normal spicy or really spicy. Its kar?pan comes in two versions: spezie (spice; ¥269) and red kidney bean (¥283).
Why were Colombian ex-soldiers in Haiti? Experts say they are popular mercenaries
By Luis Jaime Acosta and Julia Symmes CobbBOGOTA – Highly-trained Colombian soldiers left at a loose end after retirement have frequently been tempted by opportunities to ply their trade abroad as private military contractors from Iraq to Yemen, military officials and experts said on Friday. Latin Americans charge a fraction of what U.S. or British ex-soldiers do, even when they are earning up to four times their old military salaries, McFate wrote in a 2019 report. McFate said that, while U.S. firms like Blackwater remain the best-known private military contractors, scores of ex-fighters from other countries were now imitating U.S. providers. “Every day new private military groups emerge from countries like Russia, Uganda, Iraq, Afghanistan and Colombia. Their services are more robust than Blackwater, offering greater combat power and the willingness to work for the highest bidder with scant regard for human rights,” McFate wrote in the report.
Video: Dido Harding: 'NHS Test and Trace has been a success'
Video: The baroness of bluster: Silence fell... how on earth could she talk of her pride in the Test and Trace system ? HENRY DEEDES watches Dido Harding's appearance before MPsMember of House of Lords Dido Harding say 'I would argue NHS Test and Trace has been a success'. Baroness Harding of Winscombe says that the science indicate that the system had a material impact.
Video: Moment man armed with 12 inch knife threatens England fans
Video: Terrifying moment man armed with 12 inch knife threatens group of England fans who hold up chairs to defend themselves outside pub in north LondonTerrifying moment man armed with 12 inch knife threatens group of England fans who hold up chairs to defend themselves outside pub in north London.
Terrifying moment hoverboard EXPLODES in front of two young children in Utah
Terrifying video captured the moment a hoverboard exploded in front of two young children and sent flaming shrapnel flying around their living room in Utah. Miner's young son and daughter watch from several feet away and then scurry right past the hoverboard before it suddenly bursts into flames. Miner told ABC4Utah that while the incident almost set her house on fire, her children were thankfully left unharmed and nothing was severely damaged. Something is wrong with my hoverboard,"' Miner said. Pictured: The socket where the hoverboard had been charging when it explodedMiner explained the incident occurred after she left the hoverboard charging for too long.
Video: Adorable rhino plays the keyboard for his 12th birthday
Video: Tinkling the ivory! Music-loving rhino at Denver Zoo celebrates his 12th birthday by playing an original song on the piano using his UPPER LIPBandhu the Rhino played the keyboard at the Denver Zoo on his 12th birthday.
Video: Police release dramatic body-cam video of rail yard shooting
Video: Gunman who killed nine San Jose rail yard workers had been investigated FIVE TIMES - including one probe in which a colleague warned he could 'go postal'
Video: Unbelievable moment woman FIGHTS BEAR off garden wall
Video: Snakes on the plains! Rattlesnakes have taken over California due to record-breaking heatwave and worst drought in 20 yearsCrazy moment Utah woman PUSHES BEAR off garden wall to stop it mauling her dogs on Memorial Day weekend.
Video: Florida woman finds $1Billion deposited in her bank account
Video:A Florida woman found $1Billion had been deposited in her bank account - and says no one at Chase is returning her calls to give it back.
Video: US Navy performs 'full ship shock trial' explosions on USS Ford
Video: PICTURED: Navy fires thousands of pounds of explosives near USS Gerald R. Ford, creating a blast equivalent to a 3.9 magnitude earthquake to test the carrier's ability to 'take a hit' in battleThe US Navy has performed what they called a 'full ship shock trial' explosion to test the USS Gerald R. Ford under simulated battle conditions.
Video: New York skylines glow with fireworks as COVID restrictions lifted
Video:Fireworks in major cities across New York state on Tuesday night (June 15) celebrated the lifting of all state-mandated coronavirus restrictions after the state reported that 70% of its adults have received at least...
Video: Surveillance footage captures the moment a BEAR breaks into a truck
Video: The paw-fect crime: Town is hit by wave of mysterious night-time vehicle break-ins before a BEAR is caught red-handed on security cameraSurveillance footage captures the moment a BEAR breaks into a truck in New Hampshire.
Video: Heart-stopping footage shows daredevil cycling on cliff edge in Utah
Video: No room for error! Mountain biker hurtles down narrow trail above sheer drop in heart-stopping footageThis clip shows daredevil Erik Henrickson braving an extremely narrow cliff edge on his bike as he cycles through the cliffs of Utah, America.
Video: 'Controlled' detonation of illegal fireworks by police goes wrong
Video: Seventeen people are injured after 'controlled' detonation of illegal fireworks by police in middle of LA neighborhood goes horrifically wrong'Controlled' detonation of illegal fireworks by police goes horrifically wrong. Seventeen people have been injured in Los Angeles after homemade fireworks exploded as it was being destroyed by bomb squad, damaging...
Video: Fire ants escape floods with a process called treadmilling
Video: Tens of thousands of fire ants form LIVING 'rafts' using their own bodies to help them escape floodsTens of thousands of fire ants form LIVING 'rafts' - a process known as treadmilling - to help them escape floods.
Angelina Jolie files court docs in hopes of offloading her stake in wine business with ex Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie is eager to cut business ties with ex Brad Pitt and is now asking the courts to lift a temporary order blocking the sale of their joint assets. It seems the Oscar-winner, 46, is especially keen on selling her interest in Nouvel, LLC the winery company they co-own and operate Chateau Miraval in Provence, France under. Her legal team went on to note that they reached out to Pitt's attorneys in hopes of avoiding court, but the have yet to return to Jolie with terms. Nouvel LLC appears to be the entity in charge of the exes' French chateau/vineyard Chateau Miraval and the wine produced at the vineyard, which they bought in 2011 for a reported $60million. They're seen in 2007 aboveThis is just another chapter of the drawn out legal battles between Pitt and Jolie, over their divorce and custody of their six children.
Bill Gates can FIRE estranged wife Melinda from foundation in two years if they don't get along
Bill Gates has the option of removing his estranged wife Melinda French Gates from the board of their foundation in two years if their post-divorce relationship deteriorates to the point where they can't work together, the charity announced. However, if after two years Gates and French Gates decide they cannot continue in their roles, French Gates will resign her positions as co-chair and trustee, according to the Bill and Gates Melinda Foundation. Bill Gates has the option of removing his estranged wife Melinda French Gates from the board of their foundation in two years if their post-divorce relationship deteriorates to the point where they can't work together, the charity announced. However, if after two years Gates and French Gates decide they cannot continue in their roles, French Gates will resign her positions as co-chair and trustee, according to the Bill and Gates Melinda Foundation. To reflect their commitment to continue the Gates Foundation together, Gates and French Gates announced an additional $15billion to the foundation's endowment.
Steven Spielberg continues summer trip to France amid Cannes Film Festival at Eden Roc hotel
Steven Spielberg was seen departing the Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cannes, France on Wednesday amid the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. The 74-year-old director donned a long sleeved light purple top with light blue jeans and white sneakers on the summer day in the French Riviera. The return of the festival marks the initial major film festival since the coronavirus shut down major gatherings in March of 2020. 'We always said last year that if the festival was canceled, it was because the situation was more serious than the existence of a film festival also the biggest festival in the world,' Frémaux said. Moving forward: The Hollywood icon was seen chatting with a staffer on the summer day
Why more sex isn't the key to a better relationship
With 20 years’ experience as a relationship scientist, the award-winning psychology professor has identified key relationship misconceptions that could spell doom for your marriage. The truth is that passionate love has a short shelf life and lots of sex isn’t always a sign of a great relationship. So trying to have more sex to mend your relationship could do more harm than good. In terms of decision-making, who is getting the better deal?___ Me ___ It’s equal ___ My partner 3. ___ Me ___ It’s equal ___ My partner At different times, one partner may give while the other takes, and vice versa.
Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied, Sacha Baron Cohen take family boat ride during Sydney lockdown
Natalie Portman and her husband, Benjamin Millepied, have been pictured taking a leisurely boat ride with their A-list buddy Sacha Baron Cohen amid Sydney's Covid-19 lockdown. They were spotted cruising around in a rented boat north of Sydney as they made the most of the winter sunshine on Monday. During the lockdown covering greater Sydney, residents are banned from leaving their homes for reasons that are non-essential. The outing proved to be a hands-on experience for everyone, as Natalie, Benjamin and Sacha were later seen anchoring the boat onto a nearby beach using a rope. On dry land: The outing proved to be a hands-on experience for everyone, as Natalie, Benjamin and Sacha were later seen anchoring the boat onto a nearby beach using a ropePull harder!
Prince Charles of Luxembourg, 13 months has been touring care homes with his parents
The adorable Prince Charles of Luxembourg has stolen the show once again as he accompanied his parents on a royal engagement. Charles, who was born in May 2020, has been accompanying his parents, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, 39 and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, 39, on a series of engagements in the past few weeks. In one image, Charles, can be seen being fed his lunch by an elderly lady as his doting father Guillaume looks on. Prince Charles, wearing a white and blue romper, extends his arms to an elderly man playing with a toy carDoting residents waved and grinned at the adorable Young Prince Charles during one of his visitsHello there! 'These beautiful moment and rich emotions can be seen in this photo series, we will share more images on Friday.'
Prince Charles marks the centenary of the Church in Wales at St David's Cathedral
Prince Charles seemed in high spirits today as he marked the centenary of Church in Wales on the fourth day of his Welsh tour. Donning a dapper tan suit, the heir to the throne, 72, was spotted laughing and chatting with well-wishers and locals before attended a special church service at St David's Cathedral, in St David's. The Prince of Wales has been touring Wales this week in a whirlwind of cultural entertainment, meeting locals and learning more about the way the region has recovered after the coronavirus crisis. The Church in Wales is celebrating its centenary a year late because of covid-19. It has been a busy week in Wales for Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who have been touring the nation for four days straight.
Jane Birkin and daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg attend photocall for actress' film about her mother
Jane Birkin and daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg displayed their family resemblance at a photocall on Thursday for the actress' docu-film about her mother on Thursday. The 60s icon kept make-up to a minimum, just like her daughter who attended the photocall in a stylish denim jacket and jeans. Charlotte accentuated her slender frame with a brown leather belt cinched at the waist and boosted her height with black boots. The songstress styled her chocolate locks in natural tousled waves as she worked her best angles next to her mother Jane. The title is a nod to the Agnes Varda film called Jane B. par Agnes V.The new film is set to be a look into the mother-daughter relationship between the duo.
Celebs and social media stars make classic white button down shirts look sexy and cool
A crisp white button down is seasonless for Kendall Jenner who has the structured garment on high rotation all year long. The 29-year-old shared a sultry snap of herself on social media wearing a crisp shirt and not much else. Carolina made her animal-print bikini 'gram worthy with a white shirt and sunglasses. Zhang hit the carpet appearing a little more relaxed, teaming her white shirt with suspenders and a tie. If you'll be tucking your shirt in, bypass unnecessary tucking by opting for a bodysuit adaptation of the essential white shirt.
Naomi Osaka says sports stars need 'sick days' so they can skip press conferences
Naomi Osaka has revealed that Meghan Markle reached out to offer her support when she quit the French Open amid the controversy over her press briefings. In it, she called for sports stars to be allowed to take 'sick days' so they can skip press conferences without having to explain their reasons. Osaka found herself at the center of a storm back in May when she refused to attend a press conference at the French Open for mental health reasons. 'This was never about the press, but rather the traditional format of the press conference,' she explained about her skipping of the French Open press briefing,'I’ll say it again for those at the back: I love the press; I do not love all press conferences.' Osaka dropped out of the tournament the next day, speaking out about her mental health struggles and revealing she deals with anxiety before news conferences.
Pregnant Princess Beatrice dresses her baby bump in a £340 Self Portrait dress at Wimbledon
AdvertisementPregnant Princess Beatrice could be seen lovingly cradling her baby bump as she and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrived at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London today. The mother-to-be, 32, who is expecting her first child with Italian property developer Edoardo, looked radiant in a £340 black and white polka dot dress by Self Portrait that skimmed over her blossoming bump on what marked her first official outing since announcing they're expecting. Meanwhile, Sophie, 56, who joined the couple in their row, wore her blonde hair down, and opted for a polka dot patterned chiffon dress, completing her outfit with some dark shades and dainty pair of silver earrings and matching necklace. Joining Billie for a day of tennis was Dominic West, 51, who seemed in great spirits as he laughed and smiled with passersby. It comes just weeks after Princess Beatrice prompted speculation on the gender of her baby after she stepped out with a pink soft toy and pink face mask for a meal out with friends.
You can own shares in a rare unopened iPod from 2001 as collectibles go mainstream
A rare first-generation Apple iPod from December 2001 is being offered for sale on a tech platform - but rather than buy it outright, bidders are being offered shares in it for just $5 each. Rally Rd., a New York-based platform, is offering the iPod for $5 a share, selling 5,000 shares for an initial offering price of $25,000. The iPod was introduced in October 2001, when former Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the device is 'putting 1,000 songs in your pocket.' The company is now worth more than $2.4 trillion, an increase of roughly 144,000 percent since the iPod was introduced. The iPod is not the first Apple product Rally has offered in its near four-year existence.
Team GB swimmers Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe pose in underwater shoot ahead of Tokyo games
AdvertisementTeam GB synchronised swimmers show off their skills in stunning new images to hit back at cruel trolls who mock them for their 'muscular' physique. Kate Shortman, 19, and Isabelle Thorpe, 20, from Bristol, will be representing the sport at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. According to the Women In Sport survey, 64 per cent of girls will have quit sports altogether by the age of 16. 'In the past year I begun to feel a lot more confident about my appearance and now we are both proud of our muscular bodies.' Kate and Izzy beat the competition for a place at the Tokyo games at the FINA Artistic Swimming Qualifiers in June this year in Barcelona.
Anna Wintour's daughter Bee Shaffer is pregnant with her first child
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is set to become a grandmother for the third time after it was revealed that her daughter Bee Shaffer is pregnant with her first child with husband Francesco Carrozzini. Celebrations: Anna Wintour's daughter Bee Shaffer is expecting her first child with husband Francesco Carrozzini (seen together in 2019), three years after they tied the knotFamily: 33-year-old Bee's baby will be the Vogue editor's third grandchild. Anna (seen with her daughter in 2018) already has two granddaughters, son Charlie's children, Caroline and EllaDailyMail.com has reached out to a spokesperson for comment. Last month, pregnant Bee came together with her family to celebrate the christening of Charlie and Lizzy's younger child Ella, which took place at Anna's Long Island home. Bee and Charlie are Anna's children from her marriage to first husband David Shaffer, a psychiatrist to whom she was wed for 15 years, from 1984 to 1999.
Mark Zuckerberg slides in to Sun Valley in shorts and $35 flip flops a day after Trump sued him
AdvertisementJeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez were spotted on Thursday arrving at the annual Sun Valley conference in Idaho, dubbed the 'billionaire summer camp'. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos inspects New Shepard's West Texas launch facility before the rocket's maiden voyage, in West Texas on June 7Bezos and Sanchez, who began dating in 2019, attended that year's Sun Valley conference together. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, cut a casual figure as he conferred with Facebook COO Sandberg. Facebook Vice President of Partnerships Dan Rose was also seen arriving at the Sun Valley conference, which brings together many of the world's richest and most powerful figures. David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery Communications spoke to reporters outside the Sun Valley conference on Tuesday, and NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell arrived to start off the five-day conference as well.
James Harden is stopped and frisked by police in Paris as rapper Lil Baby is placed in handcuffs
James Harden and his rapper friend Lil Baby have been stopped and searched by police in Paris with the musician subsequently arrested for drug possession. Later on Thursday, a Paris Police Department spokesperson confirmed that Lil Baby had been arrested with one other person drug possession. Lil Baby was photographed speaking with other police officers who were in uniform, while another man stood to his side. However, law enforcement sources told TMZ on Friday that Lil Baby had been released and would be required to pay a fine. As Lil Baby and his entourage were reportedly found with only 20 grams, it's unclear why they were taken to the station and not just fined.
Olive will cut your carbon footprint from online shopping and make deliveries more convenient
Enter Olive, an eco-friendly shopping service, which can deliver items from your favorite brands in a more sustainable way. Olive works with more than 100 of your favorite fashion retailers to deliver items in recycled shippers, completely free from cardboard. Olive is a shopping service that delivers purchases in a more sustainable way. Right now, only fashion brands are available through the Olive shopping service but other categories look set to be added soon. After 25 years of online shopping being available, companies are starting to see that changes can be made to positively impact the planet.
Pleated tennis shirts are proving to be the must-have item of the summer like this one from Amazon
You don't need to know how to play tennis or even have picked up a racquet in your life to pull off this season's tennis skirt trend. And with the Hoerev pleated skater tennis skirt selling for just $16.99 on Amazon, you can test the trend in an affordable way. In the month of June, TikTok reported 13.2 million views on how to style tennis skirts alone and the trend shows no sign of stopping. One Amazon shopper who bought the Hoerev pleated skater tennis skirt noted: 'I ordered four different skirts from different websites- and this is the only one that I like! But if you'd like a slightly stretchier skirt, the Urban CoCo pleated skater skirt is also an affordable way to get into tennis skirts with prices starting at $14.
Viral TikTok video shows Spanish farmer singing football chants and gobbling at his turkeys on farm
This is hilarious moment a young farmer 'talks' with his flock of turkeys in Spain. Juan Maria Rodriguez Parrilla, 26, works with sheep and turkeys in Villanueva de las Cruces, in the south-west of the country. His TikTok videos showing him mimicking hundreds of turkeys in the shed behind him have attracted as many as nine million views. By the end of the footage, he again 'talks' to his turkeys with cries of 'Hala (Go) Madrid', after the Real Madrid football club. Discussing the viral clip that has been viewed across the world almost 9 million times, Juan said, 'The truth is I really enjoy my work with the turkeys.'
Wife of killer cop haunted over never spotting 'signs' after he admitted to Sarah Everard's murder
She also reached out the family of Ms Everard and said she cannot imagine what her parents are going through. Ms Everard had spent the evening at a friend's house on March 3 when she started to walk from Clapham to her home in Brixton. 'Sarah Everard saw a friend in the Clapham Junction area, on March 3 and bought a bottle of wine. Wayne Couzens, who is married with children, was a highly trusted member of the force's Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command. Sarah's murder sparked outpouring of grief Kind, caring and beautiful', Sarah Everard came to represent women everywhere who feel unsafe on the streets of Britain.
Two US 'mercenaries' arrested over Haiti president assassination say they were hired as TRANSLATORS
AdvertisementTwo US citizens arrested over the assassination of Jovenel Moïse have allegedly claimed they were hired as translators in a plot to arrest the Haitian president but not to kill him. Haitian Prosecutor Me Bed-Ford Claude said he had seen no casualties among the president's security detail following the assassination. Habitant was implicated in a 2019 plot when seven heavily-armed foreign mercenaries were arrested in Haiti before fleeing the country. Solages' aunt Victorie Dorisme also spoke of her disbelief at his involvement in the president's assassination. It is not clear if the two men were known to each other prior to their alleged involvement in the president's assassination.
FDA seeks probe into communications between staff and Biogen over Alzheimer's drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had asked for a federal investigation into its approval of a controversial Alzheimer's drug. Aduhelm received FDA approval on June 7 despite limited data that it worked in clinical trials. Aduhelm, developed by Biogen, received controversial FDA approval on June 7 despite two failed clinical trials. Now the agency wants to look into its own communications to determine if proper procedure was followed in the lead up to the drug's approval. Biogen found data from their second clinical trial that showed the drug could reduce the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's by 22%.
Covid US: Health expert says vaccinated Americans are helping spread the Indian 'Delta' variant
A public health expert says that fully vaccinated Americans are helping spread the Indian 'Delta' variant of the novel coronavirus across the country. What's more, the Delta variant now makes up 54 percent of all samples that underwent genomic sequencing. Meanwhile, New York City - one of the country's first epicenters - is seeing a similar situation unfold. What's more, the Delta variant now makes up 26 percent of cases sequenced in the city, up from 17.1 percent, according to the health department. He also referenced data from Scotland which showed that, although more than half of the country is fully vaccinated, cases have surged.
Rupert Murdoch personally made the decision for Fox News to broadcast its Arizona election call
Rupert Murdoch personally made the decision to allow Fox News to broadcast that it had called Arizona for Joe Biden in the 2020 election, a new book reveals. Donald Trump and his aides were furious when Fox News became the first network on election night to call Arizona for Biden. Arnon Mishkin who leads the FOX News Decision Desk made the Arizona call on election night and FOX News Media President Jay Wallace was then called in the control room. And White House senior adviser Jared Kushner contacted Rupert Murdoch to try and get it retracted. It is just one of a slew of new accounts lifting the lid on Trump's turbulent time at the White House.
CDC issues new guidance calling for schools to fully reopen in the fall
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance on Friday and called on schools to fully reopen in the fall. But, if social distancing would prevent schools from fully reopening, officials can use other strategies such as regular testing and increased ventilation. The CDC issued new guidance on Friday calling for K-12 schools to fully reopen in fall 2021. Although children can contract COVID-19 and pass it on to adults, they are much less likely to fall severely ill and die. 'This a big moment,' Dr Richard Besser, former acting director of the CDC told The Times.
Mexico’s coronavirus toll also includes abandoned cats and dogs
Dealing with the problem of unwanted animals, particularly dogs and cats, has never been easy in Mexico. According to the Animal Protection Agency in Mexico City, there are an estimated 140,000 dogs and 49,000 cats living on the streets of the capital alone. The resources of animal shelters, already woefully inadequate before the pandemic, are now facing even further strain. “The economic situation of shelters is critical,” says Maya Pindter, a rescuer in Mexico City. Animal shelters have always been overcrowded, but the situation now is worse.
Biden signs new order cracking down on Big Tech
Once fully implemented, it would allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter, for example, as well as the ban of early exit fees from internet contracts. It also intends to make it easier for consumers to claim refunds from airlines.
Chris Eubank's son Sebastian dies in Dubai
"He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be forever in the thoughts of friends and family. As a family we now kindly ask to be given space and privacy to celebrate his life and remember the son, the brother, the husband, the friend."
Man wearing hate symbol harassing people in downtown Toronto park
An anti-Jewish incident in a Toronto park captured on video shows how ugly hate can be. When asked about the incident, Toronto Police Services said that there is an ongoing investigation. Incidents of Jewish hate are on the rise, says Sami Cooper, founder of Toronto Jewish Advocacy who posted the video on Instagram. She says people aren't speaking out about Jewish hate and Jewish people are afraid right now. The victim group most targeted in 2020 with hate crimes was the Jewish community with 63 occurrences, according to the Toronto Police Services 2020 Hate Crime Report.
Ukraine says Russian hackers hit its Navy website
KYIV, July 9 (Reuters) - Ukraine's defence ministry said that hackers linked to the Russian authorities on Friday attacked the website of the Ukrainian Naval Forces and published fake reports about the international Sea Breeze-2021 military drills. Kyiv started in late June the military exercises involving more than 30 countries in the Black Sea, despite Russian calls to cancel the drills. read more"Now the threats have been eliminated, the work of the Navy website will be restored in short time. The authorized divisions are working to update resources on the Internet at the proper level of protection," the defence ministry said in a statement late on Friday. During the drills by Ukraine and NATO countries in the Black Sea, Russia tested the readiness of its air defence systems in Crimea.
Explosion in park in north Tehran, no one hurt
DUBAI, July 10 (Reuters) - A loud blast heard in north Tehran early on Saturday was caused by an "unknown object" exploding in a park but no-one was hurt, Iranian state television reported. "An unknown object exploded ...There was no damage and no one was hurt," a reporter said. Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi, who is in charge of security issues, visited the site. "Just one explosion took place inside Mellat (People) Park," he told the semi-official Tasnim news agency. Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Leslie Adler, Chris Reese and Sonya HepinstallOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Best Washing Machines 2021: What To Buy And Why
Serdar Acar / EyeEm Getty ImagesBattling with a broken washing machine or looking for an upgrade? Washer-dryersBuying both a washing machine and a tumble dryer can be pricey and take up a lot of space. The "washer" part works like any standard washing machine, while the "dryer" part works like a heat-pump tumble dryer. On test, we’ve found that washer-dryers usually aren’t as good as a separate washing machine and tumble dryer. All washing machines should have the same standard programmes included but some brands will include extra cycles for specific washes.
A Beginner's Guide to Cycling: The Best Bikes, Trails, Safety Tips, and More
One day a week, incorporate speed, Parsons says. And then take as much time as you need to fully recover before you repeat that all-out effort. For your first session, Parsons suggests doing five work/rest intervals (going hard, then going slow to let your heart rate come back down is one complete interval). Do those five intervals, then ride easy for 5 to 10 minutes, and repeat the five intervals again. You'll know you're going hard enough on the intervals if you can only get a word or two out.
Northrop to build homes on moon orbit under $935 mln NASA contract
July 9 (Reuters) - Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) won a NASA contract worth $935 million to develop living quarters for the U.S. space agency's planned outpost in lunar orbit, the weapons maker said on Friday. Astronauts will live and conduct research in the Habitation And Logistics Outpost (HALO) made by Northrop for the lunar Gateway - a vital component of NASA's Artemis moon program. Northrop Grumman will be responsible for attaching and testing the integrated quarters with a solar propulsion module being developed. NASA is targeting a November 2024 launch for the integrated spacecraft on a SpaceX rocket. Reporting by Shreyasee Raj in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika SyamnathOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Colorado is the first state to cap skyrocketing insulin co-pays
CNN —The skyrocketing prices of insulin are a nationwide issue and Colorado has become the first state to pass legislation that tackles the problem. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Wednesday that places a $100 per month cap on insulin co-pays, regardless of how much insulin a patient uses. The law also enlists the Colorado attorney general to investigate the rising prices of insulin in the state and to make recommendations back to the legislature. The attorney general may begin investigating insulin prices immediately. “You’ve got to keep going and find out about the underlying cause of insulin prices and figure out what to do next.”The prices of insulin keep climbingThe average cost of insulin has tripled over the course of a decade.
The Differences (and Similarities) Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes may share a name, but there are as many things different about them as there are similar. Type 1 diabetes represents less than 5% of diabetes cases, and type 2 diabetes 90 to 95%. Type 2 diabetes, originally called adult-onset diabetes, mostly affects adults, but the age at diagnosis is getting younger. This is a sign of insulin resistance, which is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes but not type 1 diabetes. Only type 2 diabetes can be preventedThere's no way to prevent type 1 diabetes, but you can help prevent type 2 with lifestyle modifications.
Naomi Osaka Thanks Meghan Markle For Her Support After French Open Withdrawal
Following Naomi Osaka's decision to withdraw from the French Open in May in order to protect her mental health, the young tennis star received an outpouring of support from a number of high-profile fans, including Meghan Markle. There are too many to name, but I want to start with my family and friends, who have been amazing. I also want to thank those in the public eye who have supported, encouraged and offered such kind words. Michelle Obama, Michael Phelps, Steph Curry, Novak Djokovic, Meghan Markle, to name a few." Osaka also appeared on her and Prince Harry's first podcast episode for Archewell Audio in which various guests reflected on their 2020.
Prince William Is Back on the Polo Field
After years away from his favorite sport due in part to the global pandemic, Prince William was able to return to the polo field on Friday to engage in some light competition all in the name of charity. The last time the Duke of Cambridge publicly saddled up his horse and grabbed his mallet was in 2019 at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match at Billingbear Polo Club where he played and won against his brother Prince Harry's team. The Duchess of Cambridge wasn't able to take in her husband's polo prowess this time around, however, as she's been self-isolating after being exposed to COVID-19 last week. Because of his wife's current predicament, William has been left to perform many of their royal couple duties solo. And, on Wednesday, he attended the UEFA Euro 2020 semifinals alongside Danish royals Prince Frederik and Princess Mary to cheer on their respective countries to victory.
“I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Go Back”: Return-to-Office Agita Is Sweeping Silicon Valley
Employees’ ability to interact—to collaborate, to meet and discuss strategies, to be creative in groups, to reach important deadlines—would falter. at work in the background, allowed people, and in turn businesses, to thrive in their new environs. In most instances, the people I’ve spoken to are doing everything they can to not be called back to the physical office. “I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the office,” he told me. Mark Zuckerberg said last year that remote workers could make up as much as 50% of Facebook’s workforce in the next decade.
Study: Many YouTube Users Regret What They’ve Clicked On
In a new Mozilla study, thousands of crowdsourced volunteers reported that YouTube’s recommendation algorithm referred them to videos that they regretted watching. Seventy-one percent of such views were of videos recommended by YouTube’s artificial intelligence, which is designed to keep users glued to the app. also recommended users watch videos that it later removed from the site, the report said. In response to Mozilla, YouTube asserted that users are pleased with the site's algorithmic suggestions. To combat these algorithmic trends, Mozilla recommended that individual users review their personal YouTube history and delete content or searches that they feel could negatively influence the platform's A.I.
For the First Time in History, the Queen’s Buckingham Palace Gardens Are Open to Visitors
Visitors to Buckingham Palace this week have the opportunity to make history, as the Queen has opened up the palace gardens to the public for the very first time. The lawns and beds were first laid down by the Duke of Buckingham, who owned the palace before the Royal Family. Prince William met with members of the NHS in the palace gardens earlier this week. While the gardens are vast they are tended by a team of just eleven gardeners who work at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, the Prince of Wales’ official London residence. Mark Lane, the head gardener, has been at the palace since the 1970s, and is so connected with the history of the palace gardens that one of the scuttle flies discovered in the gardens has been named Megaselia Marklanei.
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Career Girl: How Hermès’s Christine Nagel Got The Chicest Job In Beauty
Of all the noses in the industry, Christine Nagel’s role might be the chicest: Hermès’s in-house perfumier. Lately, Christine has introduced the third Hermès Twilly fragrance, Twilly d’Hermès Eau Ginger. It might be that one of the perfumes is the first item somebody can buy from Hermès, so it’s my responsibility to put all of the Hermès values into the bottle, paying careful attention to detail. “My job is the most beautiful job on earth and I love everything about it, but there are a few important moments that happen [in my process]. Sometimes, I actually follow people to make sure that I’m smelling the fragrance I’m thinking of.
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Serious Question: Why Are We All So Obsessed With Yacht PDA?
After Aperol Spritzing through Tuscany, Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde surfaced on a yacht this week. After all, it’s July, also known as yacht season, an annual micro-season within summer in which super-celebrities and moguls embark on luxe floating vacations, often with sparkling, sexual overtones. Beyoncé has been known to yacht dive from great heights (once from an aptly titled rental yacht named the Halo) on yachting jaunts with Jay-Z to Capri and Croatia. In 2019, Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp ardently made out aboard a yacht off Capri, as Italy is the unofficial global epicentre of yacht season. In an interview with GQ, he recalled “waking up to all these pictures, and feeling embarrassed, and looking like a real nob... And then people are like, ‘This is a PR stunt.’ A PR stunt?!
All Of The Best – And Most Glamorous – Beauty Looks At Cannes Film Festival
Ah, Cannes. The glittering film festival peaks our interest every year as actors and models flock to the French seaside town. Since so many of us have been void of this kind of glamour for over a year, isn’t it simply wonderful to live vicariously through the celebrities that grace the red carpet there? While the outfits are one thing, the beauty looks have also been impeccable and leave us all with food for thought as we approach freedom day. Whether it’s that grey hair that is everywhere courtesy of Andie MacDowell and co, Jessica Chastain’s show-stopping red lip or Jodie Turner-Smith’s elegant updos, here British Vogue takes a look at the best and most beautiful hair and make-up at Cannes.
“Why Do I Find It Impossible To Focus Anymore?”
There are others, of course – there’s the fretfulness over touching, an itchiness that spreads as somebody approaches for a hug, Jaws music playing. There’s the talking to oneself, a habit that alerts others to the infinite shame of your inner life. After quietly working hard for years, learning how to communicate with our fellow humans, it’s chastening to realise how quickly those skills can fall away. Instead of listening, you are burrowing deeper into yourself – is that the person who tweeted the anti-mask meme? I have forgotten what to do with my face when I’m showing interest; are my eyebrows being weird?
8 Buzzy Brands Championed By Iris Law To Shop Now
Zeitgeisty “photo dumps” and experimental style turns are customary for Gen Z-ers like Iris Law. As a young fashion aficionado, she regularly name-checks designers of the moment. Instagram content View on InstagramWhen she isn’t posing in a glitzy dress dripping with gems, she’s using her platform to promote lesser-known talents. Numerous buzzy brands have been spotlighted by the young actor – introduced to her 439,000 followers via an artsy selfie or sun-kissed holiday snap. (In Vogue’s pages, she appears with her signature brunette hue, but she has now dyed her buzz and eyebrows bleach blonde, providing a stark contrast for her colourful outfits.)
Women Can Now Get The Contraceptive Pill Without A Prescription – Finally
Which is why a landmark ruling allowing women, for the first time ever, to buy the contraceptive pill over-the-counter in the UK has been hailed as a major win for women. From the end of July, women will be given access to two brands of progesterone-only tablets from pharmacies in the UK – without a prescription. Gaining access to the contraceptive pill has proved challenging for many during the Covid-19 pandemic. Research from MSI found that more than 36 per cent of women were unsure about how to access contraception during last year. “Progestogen-only contraceptive pills are safe, reliable, easy to use and are an incredibly popular contraceptive method.
Struggling To Stay Mindful? This Is The App To Try Now
Mindfulness is one such tool, which has been shown to support our physical and psychological wellbeing, reduce loneliness and improve attention levels. But while we can ostensibly be mindful wherever we are and whenever we feel like it, sometimes we need a little helping hand. To that end, Apple’s new and improved Breathe app for for Apple Watch (or WatchOS8) now keeps breathwork and mindful moments at your wrist, for some assistance whenever you want it. The Reflect sessions “bring more mindful moments into the day in ways that are convenient and organic – and aren’t something you have to make a big investment in,” says Arney. “It’s a simple way to direct and focus your thoughts, and we see it as training for your mind.
Alessandro Michele & Gucci Go Sky High With A Rainbow Of Gems
Gucci’s garden of delights is a gemmologist’s fantasy – a high jewellery collection that doesn’t just play with the “big four” gems (diamond, sapphire, emerald and ruby) but runs amok with the full rainbow of precious stones. The second high jewellery collection for Gucci, designed by the brand’s creative director Alessandro Michele, this year’s Hortus Deliciarum (Latin for “Garden of Delights” and the same name as the first collection in 2019) is a gigantic 130-pieces strong. Divided into four chapters, it is ostensibly inspired by the sky and “looking up”. Waterfalls, forest canopies, shooting stars, and celestial phenomena make up Chapter One, while the colours of sunset and twilight inform Chapter Two. The third takes its cues from rose gardens (perhaps Michele imagined himself as a tiny creature in the earth looking up?)
Juergen Teller Turns Designer For Palace
“As lots of fashion designers are photographing their campaigns themselves now, I thought fuck it, I’ll design my own clothes,” says Juergen Teller. © Juergen Teller, All Rights Reserved 2021 The front of the tee which features two of Juergen’s favourite things: smoking and football. © Juergen Teller, All Rights Reserved 2021 The cigarettes on this hoodie were all smoked by Karl Ove Knausgard. © Juergen Teller, All Rights Reserved 2021The collection – as “unexpected, unguarded, provocative and often quite lol” as his exposed photos themselves – features tees, totes, shirts hoodies and boards. © Juergen Teller, All Rights Reserved 2021 The Palace Juergen Teller logo we can expect to see streetwear fans wearing proudly soon.
10 genius haircare secrets we’ve learned from celebrity hairstylists
From the red carpet to catching the red-eye, you’ll rarely ever spot Bollywood’s best with a hair out of place. We looked back at all the celebrity hairstylists who have chatted with Vogue and sifted through our conversations for their best learnings. You are essentially boiling your hair, when the heat hits the water in your hair it boils it's creating steam. However, detection is the first step to recovery and celebrity hairstylist Amit Thakur has a handy hack to diagnose hair damage. Needless to say, an effective heat protection serum is your hair’s best defence against heated tools.
Everything you need to know before you get a keratin hair treatment
We asked the pros what you need to know because you book an in-salon protein treatment appointment. On the other hand, a person with wavy hair would end up with straight and polished hair," she says. Does a keratin hair treatment work for everyone? “Before you head out to the salon, double-check whether a keratin treatment would be suitable to your hair. According to most hairstylists, hair with curly or frizzy textures are best suited to undergo a keratin treatment.
Ond?ej Cikán: Mít trému je normální
Ond?ej Cikán: Mít trému je normální Vogue Leaders 9. Šéfovat lidem není o tom držet je v práci strachem. Pokud se n?kdo z vás stal nov? šéfem a je z toho nervózní, mám pro vás dobrou zprávu. Stejn? jako je normální, že nevíme vše. Ond?ej Cikán je moderátorem s dlouholetou praxí, poslední t?i roky se zam??uje také na mediální a brand consulting.
18 Clever Travel Accessories to Ensure a Bon Voyage
Travel bans are, at last, slowly lifting, which means now is the perfect moment to dust off that old suitcase and stock up on new travel accessories. Whether you’re thinking of escaping to a Caribbean island or plotting a long-awaited voyage to Europe, grabbing a few clever gadgets and tools will make the journey that much more enjoyable. One that’s filled with zip-up compartments and looks just as chic as any handbag. Béis has a 21-inch roller that’ll keep up with you and your style as you’re dashing through airport terminals. Whatever your needs may be during the revenge travel season, you’ll find 18 of the best travel accessories to enhance the experience, below.
A Triple Play in Rome: Three Designers Win Who Is On Next? Talent Prizes
Tarantini, who worked for Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, among others, gave up ornamentation almost exclusively when he launched ATXV. More importantly, in the cause of unity, he abandoned gender binaries, a concept that is only now gaining traction in the industry. For now he’s focusing on tops (with a sort of dancer in the studio vibe) and intricately draped and twisted dresses. He works in jersey on a form, manipulating the material in ways that display the body, the most essential building block. “It’s time to be ourselves,” the designer said.
This New Rooftop Bar Boasts Never-Before Seen Views of New York City
When the appropriately named Panorama Room opens its doors later this month, on the 18th floor of the first and only hotel on Roosevelt Island, it will offer a new way to see New York City. Roosevelt Island isn’t typically at the top of many must-do lists for NYC. Even locals hardly ever make it to the island, which is often confused with Randall’s Island or Governor’s Island (both seeming to be more popular). Call Mom is run by New York City natives Marc Rose and Med Abrous, but this is their first venue in the city, marking an exciting homecoming for the duo—even as they were skeptical of launching a restaurant on Roosevelt Island and being able to attract guests. “When we came out to visit for the first time and we stood on this half-built building, we were just captivated by this perspective of New York City that we had never seen before,” says Abrous.
15 Vogue Editors On the Chicest and Most Comfortable Shoes to Wear to Work This Summer
We’re slipping on our summer work shoes and headed to the office—even if it’s just two days a week. Look to Vogue staffers, who all have very different opinions on comfortable and stylish summer work shoes. Below, a roundup of the best summer work shoe from those who study them closely. The shoes that seem to work unconditionally with this silhouette are espadrilles, and Castañer, the historic Barcelona-based shoemakers, make the best ones. and they are my new go-to summer shoe.
A Michelin-Level Dinner, in Your Dining Room: A Guide to the New On-Demand Party Services
So it was with the grace of Dionysus that a few weeks before my second pandemic birthday, I stumbled upon Savour. As Bronson van Wyck, author of Born to Party, Forced to Work, sums it up: “We’re all ready for a true rager. A dish designed by chef Yann Nury. Meanwhile, famed French chef Yann Nury has turned his 1985 Land Rover into a roaming happy hour, making stops in the Hamptons, Nantucket, and Rhode Island. “Hospitality—the act of breaking bread together—has in many ways never been more present,” muses van Wyck, “with one key difference: It’s more-is-more for the people who matter the most.”
Try Out These Tinted Sunglasses This Summer
A good pair of sunglasses are transformative—they hold the power to instantly elevate any outfit. After so much time spent indoors, this summer calls for new shades to sport while out and about. While there are countless covetable pairs on the market, summer 2021 runways whetted our palettes for the return of tinted sunglasses. The trend references the early 2000s, but in 2021 houses like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Burberry, Tom Ford, and Ports 1961 are taking a modern approach to tinted frames. Here, shop the tinted sunglasses to scoop up this summer.
Show Some Skin In These Summery Mini Dresses
The weather is heating up and people are heading out, marking the return of leg-baring mini dresses. The spring 2021 runways featured fun and carefree mini silhouettes that felt lighthearted (not to mention heatwave-friendly). The punchy and printed iterations that graced the runways at Chanel, Miu Miu, and Versace felt like an official stamp of optimism. The best mini dresses on the market are versatile, and can be worn from day to night effortlessly. Here, shop mini dresses that will keep you looking and feeling cool all summer long.
Attersee’s Isabel Wilkinson Schor on the Subtly Scented Body Lotion She Uses as a Perfume
When the pandemic forced Isabel Wilkinson Schor, the well-traveled former digital director of T Magazine, to shelter in place with her husband and young daughter last year, she, like so many others suddenly confined to their homes, found herself consumed with wanderlust. “I envisioned this dreamy seaside vacation,” Wilkinson Schor recalls. At the same time, as she toggled between FaceTime fittings and Zoom meetings with Italian textile mills, one item in her small stable of cosmetics took on heightened significance. She first came across Santa Maria Novella’s milky body lotion at the famed Florentine apothecary a number of years ago. “It’s become a beautiful little minute of my day that I really treasure.”Below, shop Isabel Wilkinson Schor’s The One.
The 27 Best White T-Shirts for Women, According to ‘Vogue’ Editors
Nobody likes the feeling of slipping on a boxy, ill-fitted white tee that is as stiff as cardboard against our skin. That’s where the genius is,” said Karla Welch, a stylist who committed herself to develop the perfect white tee. But the best white tees can be paired with just about everything from comfortable at-home yoga pants to dressy skirts for the office and beyond. Below, 27 Vogue editors share the best white T-shirts for women to wear now and forever. Mads Nørgaard Pointella Trixa white t-shirt $69 MADS NØRGAARD Shop NowWillow Lindley, Accessories DirectorThese are called “holy grail” white tees for a reason.
Supermodels Can’t Get Enough of These Boxy Bags
“I truly appreciate beautiful workmanship in every form and especially within leather goods,” she goes on. “Personally for me, when it comes to handbags, there is never necessarily a correlation between price and craftsmanship. With Little Liffner, quite simply, what you see is what you get. Her bags might feel thoroughly modern, but there is a classic feel that will resonate if you’re someone who loves to while away an hour poring over vintage photographs. I feel like we have finally found our path, and hopefully we will be going places very soon.”Little Liffner minimal lizard-embossed leather tote bag $400 LUISA VIA ROMA Shop Now Little Liffner small croc-effect tote bag $450 $315 FARFETCH Shop Now
Monse Fall 2021 Ready-to-Wear Collection
A photo taken on the set of the new Gossip Girl series went viral last year, in part for its feeling of déjà vu. But the Gossip Girl frenzy—coupled with a general post-pandemic urge for experimentation—pushed them to go bolder for fall 2021. The collaborative spirit coalesced on Wednesday in a joint event at the One Hotel in Brooklyn, kicking off with a Monse runway show and followed by the premiere of GG’s pilot. But for Garcia and Kim, every Gossip Girl episode will be another opportunity to introduce Monse to people around the world. GG fans who aspire to Julian’s look won’t need to scour the Internet or wait six months; they’ll go straight to Monse
Jane Birkin Attends Cannes In the Most Jane Birkin Way
Photo: Courtesy of GettyJane Birkin has long been known for her inimitable, easy-breezy style. At the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, we saw a prime example of her iconic look. Birkin attended the film call for Jane par Charlotte, a documentary about Birkin’s life that was directed by her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg. Of course, that sort of devil-may-care flair doesn’t fall far from the family tree: Birkin had an equally casual and chic look. The pared-back ensemble is indicative of Birkin’s perpetually sought-after style.
Jodie Turner-Smith Shares Her Secret to a Red Carpet-Ready Lip at Cannes
A head-to-toe custom Gucci fantasy is Jodie Turner-Smith’s Cannes reality. “I’ve always loved being creative with makeup,” Turner-Smith tells Vogue. “And being at Cannes is the perfect time to be playful.”Mixing materials—and lip colors—was part of the Brit-born actor’s secret. Her custom strapless Gucci gown combined black vinyl and crystal embroidery with angelic, sunny yellow feathers that floated past a chunky pair of platforms. “We had a lot of fun playing with the collection,” Turner-Smith admits of the array of Gucci Beauty in the glam room.
A Vintage Sales Girl By Day Has Killer Rock ’n Roll Style By Night
“There is no bigger influence to me.”Accessories at Williamsburg’s Le Grand Strip where Blair works by day. In a sense, Blair is the perfect Le Grand Strip customer, which is for those who truly love the history of fashion and its forgotten eras. Taken by Le Grand Strip, Blair got the job the next day. Blair wears a “’90s does ’60s” black and white dress bought from Etsy and a leather boot by By Far. Le Grand Strip owner CC McGurr wears a vintage Chanel tweed jacket, a vintage dice dress, and a rhinestone “Boss” pin.
Shop 7 Summer Outfits From the Men’s Street Style Set in Paris
Spring 2022’s menswear shows have come and gone, but the street style as seen on showgoers have a long-lasting impact. With the return of in-person shows, it’s no surprise that the guests’s ensembles were on point—and we couldn’t help but notice the men’s style in particular. There was look after look of effortlessly cool summer outfits, many of which we’d happily recreate. So whether you’re planning out outfits for upcoming travel or simply looking to up your summer style game, let the below stylish showgoers from the spring 2022 menswear collections be your guide. Wavy BabyCasablanca Kapalia short-sleeve shirt $756 FARFETCH Shop Now Missoni logo plaque-woven bucket hat $556 FARFETCH Shop NowValentino Garavani debossed-logo contrasting-trim tote bag $1,896 FARFETCH Shop Now Casablanca piped tennis trousers $1,107 $332 FARFETCH Shop NowKnit NeutralsBrunello Cucinelli short-sleeved stripe cardigan $2,006 FARFETCH Shop Now Gucci Ophidia GG Supreme canvas mini bag $920 FARFETCH Shop NowJil Sander square-toe ballerina shoes $703 FARFETCH Shop Now Dorothee Schumacher flared-cut trousers $531 $372 FARFETCH Shop NowBeach BluesIsabel Marant Étoile Nauru chest-pocket linen shirt $380 $266 FARFETCH Shop Now Missoni open-knit gradient-effect vest $1,008 FARFETCH Shop NowOséree Lumière feather-trim wide-leg trousers $356 FARFETCH Shop Now Marni Fussbet crisscross sandals $716 FARFETCH Shop NowSummer-Centric TailoringProenza Schouler stripe-pattern long-sleeve shirt $1,027 $616 FARFETCH Shop Now Alexander McQueen high-waisted wool trousers $805 FARFETCH Shop NowTom Wood oval signet ring $175 FARFETCH Shop Now Isabel Marant stud-embellished suede sandals $602 $391 FARFETCH Shop NowIt’s ElectricPrada lightning bolt shirt $1,970 FARFETCH Shop Now Prada pre-owned triangle logo drawstring pouch $532 FARFETCH Shop NowIn the Mood for Love sequined knee-length shorts $545 $409 FARFETCH Shop Now Gucci pink Brixton leather loafers $910 FARFETCH Shop NowPatch PerfectBode tobacco flag patch
How to Wear Neon Eye Makeup Inspired by Off-White’s Fall 2021 Runway
Last week, singer Selena Gomez took to Instagram to show off her neon coral makeup, which faded out from the inner corners of her eyes and was masterfully executed by Los Angeles-based makeup artist Jenna Nicole. Cut to Off-White’s fall 2021 show and, once again, neon took center stage. Using specially crafted crayons in neoprene orange and Yves Klein blue, makeup artist Morgane Martini offered a masterclass in how to work a graphic-neon eye in an off-beat, modern way. Acielle / Style Du Monde“The name of the show was Laboratory of Fun, which instantly led me to colorful makeup ideas, and Virgil wanted a strong eye,” Martini tells Vogue. lt didn't feel like makeup, it was more an accessory for the eye.
ALDI Summer Cocktail Series: Life’s a Beach Slushie
This week’s cocktail recipe by ALDI sommelier partner Sarah Tracey will have you going “coco-nuts” this summer. The Life’s a Beach Slushie is a refreshing, tiki-inspired twist on the classic piña colada that won’t drain your wallet, thanks to low prices at ALDI. Sarah Tracey for ALDILife’s a Beach SlushieIngredientsPetit Coconut Wine SpecialtySeason’s Choice Frozen Tropical Fruit BlendFriendly Farms Coconut MilkFresh pineappleDirectionsPlace 1 cup of Season’s Choice Frozen Tropical Fruit Blend, 3/4 cup Petit Coconut Wine Specialty and 1/4 cup Friendly Farms Coconut Milk in a blender. Garnish with a pineapple slice. * Makes 1 servingVisit your local ALDI to grab all you need to make this refreshing summer cocktail or visit ALDI.us for more information.
Sharna Burgess Ab Photos: 'DWTS' Pro Flaunts Toned Tummy
Dancing With the Stars pro Sharna Burgess is all about staying fit and her toned abs prove how hard she works. The Wagga Wagga native needs the proper fuel for her active lifestyle and doesn’t “believe in deprivation” to achieve her goals. “I do believe in healthy choices and making sure those choices stay available to you,” Sharna continued. Sharna encouraged others to use the “muscles of our mind” to stay “positive and motivated” in our own lives. “This means positive self-talk, this means self-care and self-love.
Give Yourself a Summer Boost With These Beauty, Style and Home Essentials
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Classes and Activities To Get Your Kids Excited About The Olympics
The Summer Olympics are here and since we can’t be there in person we can be there in spirit! Metro Theater Company’s Creative Arts Living Room Olympics CampThe Summer Games are on with Metro Theater Company! Children enjoy fun-filled days exploring drama, visual art, creative movement, and music with professional teaching artists! Story Pirates: Superhero Olympics CampWhat would happen if the weirdest superheroes in the world all got together for a Superhero Olympics? Students play Minecraft on our custom robotics Olympics-style map to explore programming and robotics through fun games and challenges.
What Kind of Doctor Is 'The Little Couple' Star Jen Arnold?
The Little Couple has been on the air on TLC for 14 seasons, but after all this time, fans still aren’t sure what star Jen Arnold does for a living. Although most viewers are aware that she’s a doctor, not many know what type of doctor she is. In 2017, the reality star and her husband, Bill Klein, moved to Florida from Texas for her new job. While living in Houston, she was board certified in pediatric and neonatal medicine and served as the director of the Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. But Jen didn’t always want to be a doctor!
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Trump weaponized the American flag. Will it ever be a unifying symbol again?
advertisement advertisementThis past weekend, Americans all across the country flew the American flag in celebration of July 4th. It’s a shared symbol of our country’s freedom, but the meaning behind the stars and stripes is increasingly fragmented. advertisementadvertisementWhen I look at the flag, as a designer, I see a collection of visual elements: stars, stripes, colors in an asymmetrically designed composition. Since then, the American flag has always communicated a message of strength during wartime. In the years following the attack, the American flag was everywhere, especially in New York City.
How Chobani’s Hamdi Ulukaya Is Winning America’s Culture War
Hamdi Ulukaya never planned to move to America, much less start a yogurt business that would make him a billionaire. FULLY EQUIPPED YOGURT PLANT FOR SALE, it read, along with a few photos of the factory, a Kraft Foods facility located about 90 minutes away. With its bold colors and sharp graphics, Chobani yogurt would prove hard to ignore. “The next five years, I never left the plant,” Ulukaya says. Ulukaya hatched the Twin Falls plant with Marc Abjean, Chobani’s head of manufacturing and technology, in 2011.
Drought saps California reservoirs as hot, dry summer looms
Drought saps California reservoirs as hot, dry summer loomsOROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires. Over Memorial Day weekend, dozens of houseboats sat on cinderblocks at Lake Oroville because there wasn’t enough water to hold them. In Northern California’s Butte County, low water prompts another emotion: fear. Low water levels across California will severely limit how much power the state can generate from hydroelectric power plants. Low lake levels haven’t stopped tourists from coming yet.
Investors are slurping up Oatly stock in the oat-milk company’s Nasdaq debut
Shares in the oat-drink company jumped more than 28% in their market debut on Thursday, a sign that investors are eager to cash in on the growing market for dairy alternatives. The Swedish firm priced shares at $17 on Wednesday in an initial public offering led by Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, and Credit Suisse. Oatly raised $1.43 billion in the IPO, the Wall Street Journal reported. The stock is trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol OTLY. Losses were $60.4 million due to what Oatly describes as “our continued focus on our growth.”
Chobani confidentially files for U.S. IPO, valuation may exceed $10 bln
July 7 (Reuters) - Greek-yogurt maker Chobani could be valued at more than $10 billion in its initial public offering (IPO), a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, as the company confidentially filed regulatory paperwork for its stock market listing. Chobani, which means shepherd in Turkish, makes yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers and probiotic beverages, and ready-to-drink coffee. The first cup of Chobani Greek yogurt hit store shelves in 2007. 1/4 Chobani Inc. founder Hamdi Ulukaya poses for a portrait in the company headquarters in New York, December 13, 2012. Reporting by Sohini Podder and Uday Sampath Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay DwivediOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Why Chobani is giving its workers the vaccine at its factory
advertisement advertisementWhen employees at the Chobani plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, come to work on March 25 and April 1, they can get a COVID-19 vaccine for free. advertisementadvertisementChobani isn’t the only company making sure its workers have access to COVID-19 vaccines. Even with few cases, making sure your workers are vaccinated is good for business—with less chance that workers get sick, there’s less chance a plant’s production will be disrupted. These workers are also more than just Chobani employees; they’re members of the local community, and making them safer will help an entire community be safer. There’s no company-wide mandate that workers get the vaccine, though.
Your employees aren’t underperforming. They’re dealing with post-pandemic trauma
For many employees, the pandemic was worse than any scary movie they could imagine and, by the American Psychological Association’s definition, traumatic . If someone is suffering from anxiety, they may appear to be very alert or easily startled. This could look like someone pacing around the break room, constantly fidgeting, or getting easily startled by small sounds. If someone is suffering from anxiety, they may appear to be very alert or easily startled. This could look like someone pacing around the break room, constantly fidgeting, or getting easily startled by small sounds.
The ad industry just got a wake-up call for its mistreatment of women
Video The future of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace Over the past decade, corporate America has ramped up diversity and inclusion efforts, but there is still a lot of work to be done, especially with the LGBTQ+ community. Every June, thousands of companies make public gestures, pledges and and sponsorship deals during Pride Month, but not all of those companies are putting in the work to ensure safe spaces for their LGBTQ+ employees. Chris Denson caught up with Reddit’s COO, Jen Wong and Marty Chavez, former Goldman Sachs executive and current vice chairman at Sixth Street, who share their personal employment experiences and thoughts on the future of LGBTQ+ inclusion at work.
The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles. Now we can track them with satellites
Except in the North Atlantic and North Pacific gyres—large zones where ocean currents rotate, collecting floating debris—scientists have done very little sampling for microplastics. advertisementThis anomaly—the “missing roughness”—turns out to be highly correlated with the concentration of microplastics near the ocean surface. By combining all the measurements made by CYGNSS satellites as they orbit around the world, we can create global time-lapse images of ocean microplastic concentrations. Tracking microplastic flows over time Since CYGNSS tracks wind speeds constantly, it lets us see how microplastic concentrations change over time. One possibility is surfactants on the ocean surface.
New CDC school guidance weighs in on masks, vaccines, ventilation, and more
Summertime is in full swing but during the COVID-19 era , fall is of chief concern as the virus’s delta variant rises and Americans remember the case surges of last autumn. As we fight on and into this next season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding us that of all things the pandemic can take, learning shouldn’t be one of them. For kids, that means getting the best education possible—which is most likely to happen in-person. When K-12 schools reopen this fall, the CDC and federal officials are urging that all students, vaccinated or unvaccinated, be welcomed back into their hallways and classrooms. The agency has released its newest guidance for COVID-19 safety in grade schools, and the report recommends typical precautions including testing, ventilation, social distancing, and contact tracing, but also mentions “the importance of offering in-person learning, regardless of whether all of the prevention strategies can be implemented at the school.”Here are some key takeaways:
Be nice at work: Even mildly mean coworkers can ruin things for the whole company
Or ignore you in a meeting? That rudeness will affect your work for hours, and not for the better. They found that in tasks afterward, all are much more likely to “anchor,” which is a psychological phenomenon of fixating on one piece of information (rather than considering all available information). “While small insults and other forms of rude behavior might seem relatively harmless compared to more serious forms of aggression, our findings suggest that they can have serious consequences,” says coauthor Binyamin Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. The impact could also be particularly large in tasks like negotiation, legal sentencing, financial forecasting, and pricing.
This map shows the states where COVID-19 cases are spiking–and that’s bad news for all of America
And a new map from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reveals where things are getting bad again. The map showcases trends in confirmed new cases of COVID-19 over a seven-day moving average across the 50 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico. The bad news is the overall map is trending orange, which means COVID-19 cases are rising across the country—with some states seeing highly alarming rises. Blame easing lockdowns, combined with the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, as well as slowing rates of vaccination in certain states. As CNN reports, those findings show clusters of rising cases across eight states are due to low vaccination rates.
The most decorated Olympian in track and field history is giving fellow athletes $10K each for childcare
advertisementadvertisementAllyson Felix, the most decorated track and field Olympian in history, knows exactly what it’s like to be worried about childcare while she’s training and competing. So this week, she announced a partnership with her primary sponsor, Athleta, and the Women’s Sports Foundation to launch a $200,000 grant aimed at covering childcare costs for professional athletes competing during 2021. “One of my first races back after giving birth to my daughter, Camryn, was the World Championships,” Felix tells Fast Company. Felix wanted to establish this grant program so that other mom athletes could get childcare support as they compete at the highest levels. She rarely talks about her children when she’s training or interacting with her teammates because she’s concerned it might make her look weak.
For the music industry, cryptocurrency will be as disruptive as MTV
From its inception, MTV understood the symbiotic relationship between artists and fans and helped drive a significant change in the industry’s business model, whereby fans expected interaction with their favorite artists. Although we have the ability to access nearly all recorded music from our smartphones, we’ve sacrificed intimacy for urgency. Streaming platforms like Spotify and YouTube provide a way for fans to quickly access music at an affordable price, but there is a lack of engagement and excitement through these mediums. Much like music videos existed before MTV, the concept of social tokens and NFTs is not new. We’ll see artists build their empires around crypto: from album releases to new music videos and merch powered by their social tokens.
German psychologists finally discover how you can stop buying things you don’t need
Impulse buying and overspending defeat all of us on occasion. The good people of the psychology department at Germany’s Julius-Maximilians-Universität have found a solution : It all comes down to understanding your type. So curbing those expenditures is a matter of curbing the spontaneity by forcing a pause between the urge and the purchase. So curbing those expenditures is a matter of curbing the spontaneity by forcing a pause between the urge and the purchase. Interestingly, security seekers were just as likely to impulse buy, and just as likely to want to treat themselves.
Why You’re So Anxious About Going Back to the Office
Feeling anxious about going back to the office doesn’t mean you’re fragile or have poor coping skills. If you’re feeling social anxiety about returning to the office, you’re not alone. Whenever you’ve avoided something, you’ll feel anxious about returning to it. Or, you may feel anxious about making small talk or managing other people’s personalities at work. Feeling anxious about going back to the office doesn’t mean you’re fragile or have poor coping skills.
Boards Are Undergoing Their Own Digital Transformation
Together, these three trends suggest that there is still significant room for improvement when it comes to ensuring a successful digital transformation at the board level. Specifically, we identified three key ways in which boards have struggled to adapt to a digital-first world:Leveraging digital tools for board operationsPrior to the pandemic, just 5% of board meetings were conducted virtually. Addressing emerging cybersecurity risksIn addition to leveraging digital tools to boost the efficiency of board operations, bolstering cybersecurity is another key component of any board’s successful digital transformation. But now more than ever, boards can’t afford not to build these critical digital competencies — whether that’s through informal briefings, workshops, or formal advisory services. That means investing in digital tools, following cybersecurity best practices, and developing the skills required to support a company in today’s digital-first world.
Career Crush: What It’s Like to Make TikToks for a Living
Although there’s hundreds of creators that I look up to on TikTok, one person stands out to me: Dave Jorgenson, aka, “The Washington Post TikTok Guy.”Dave’s entire job is to make TikToks for The Washington Post. With TikTok, I’m actually able to create a 15 to 30 second video that’s actually about the news in real time. But, with TikTok, I’m getting immediate feedback, and most of the time, very positive feedback. Something we did more recently with The Washington Post was presidential TikToks. We are bringing The Washington Post to people, Gen Z, who may have not known anything about it until now.
President Biden Orders FTC to Craft New Right-to-Repair Regulations
The right-to-repair measures highlight an issue that’s important to many consumers—according to one 2019 YouGov survey, some 71 percent of registered voters support right to repair. Making it easier to repair these sorts of devices could also help lessen the impact of shortages of new devices. “This executive order is putting the spotlight on the need for right-to-repair rules in a big way, and that is welcome news for consumers,” says Maureen Mahoney, senior policy analyst for Consumer Reports. However, in the absence of new federal legislation, the FTC can do a lot to bolster consumer rights in this area, experts say. Biden has also appointed several well-known critics of Big Tech monopolies to key government positions, including Tim Wu at the National Economic Council and Lina Khan at the Federal Trade Commission—the same FTC that’s now tasked with crafting new right-to-repair regulations.
How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership?
During the darker days of the COVID-fueled lockdown, many of us realized just how much we depended on Amazon Prime in so many ways. If you haven't joined Amazon Prime yet, but are considering it, read on to learn more about the various plans offered, the costs and key perks. Choosing the Right Membership Plan The annual Amazon Prime plan membership fee jumped to $119 from $99 in mid-2018 for new and returning members. If you aren't ready to commit to an annual membership, test out the monthly Prime plan. The Benefits of Amazon Prime If you order from Amazon on a weekly basis, then Prime's free two-day shipping is probably enticing enough.
Instagram Shop: How to View Your Wishlist
Instagram Shop allows users to add their favorite items to their wishlist for easy viewing later on. If you’ve used the wishlist feature in Instagram Shop, our guide will show you how to view your wishlist.
Updates Help You Fall Back in Love with Your Home
There's a sense of renewal as you add fresh coats from a new color palette, lighting and improvements that express your lifestyle today. To regain that sense of renewal, follow the guidelines below for updates that will bear the most fruit. Interior improvements Take a look around. Replace tired plants and add color and curb appeal near driveways and walkways. By considering these simple changes, you will create a fresh look and can enjoy the upgrades while potentially increasing the value of your home.
With 15-Minute Delivery, JOKR is Reinventing Grocery Shopping
Online grocery sales saw huge spikes during the pandemic as consumers looked to cut out potential exposure points to Covid-19, accelerating adoption of some pre-pandemic ecommerce innovations. As we move out of the pandemic economy and more people shop in stores, innovation in delivery of food and essentials marches on—and in some cases, that means getting groceries to doorsteps in record time.
4 Ways to Leverage Brand and Response Advertising
For years, certain media channels have been designated to different communication strategies. Some channels were considered better at driving brand awareness while others were better at closing a sale.
TikTok to Rely More on Machine Learning to Surface Content Violations in Specific Categories
TikTok brought several systems it has been testing in markets around the globe to identify and remove content that violates its policies to Canada and the U.S. Friday.
DTC, Back-to-School Brands Are Propelling Outdoor Ads’ Comeback
Now that consumers are congregating on the streets of major cities again, a resurgence of out of home ads appears to be following along. And direct-to-consumer marketers are particularly aiming to be out in front.
Messenger From Facebook, Instagram Suit Up for Space Jam: A New Legacy
Messenger From Facebook and Instagram already have their platforms prepared for the July 16 premiere of Warner Bros. feature film Space Jam: A New Legacy.
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How I Learned to Love Selling (and How You Can Too)
A fog lifted when he told me, “If I don’t get you to buy my service, I’ve done you a disservice.”With this new idea, I learned to stop worrying and love sales. But sales need not resemble a 1980s infomercial—“Act now and we’ll send you a second Ginsu Knife for 9.99!” Slap Chop that approach to the curb, my friend. You already love sales, sometimes. Remind yourself daily that sales create money, and that money can generate incredible blessings; then, you’ll get over your selling hang-ups. And your customers can receive it only when you learn to love sales.
Tokyo Olympics, Euro 2020 Sponsors Compete With Athletes' Brands
Coca-Cola spent hundreds of millions of dollars sponsoring Euro 2020. It spent years preparing for one of the world’s most watched soccer tournaments after the Summer Olympics and FIFA World Cup. Coke’s iconic logo sat among European soccer’s brightest stars; it even had bottles of its flagship cola on the postgame podium.
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AP Top Stories July 9 PHere’s the latest for Friday, July 9: The death toll in Florida rises to 78; Biden signs consumer protection orders; Health officials say vaccinated teachers and students don’t need masks; Giant cat turns heads in Tokyo.
Could Apple TV soon be the home of NFL Sunday Ticket? The bidding will kick off soon
A bidding war among tech and media giants is about to kick off over premium streaming content: NFL games. NFL Sunday Ticket, a package that includes all the National Football League's Sunday games (except for those blacked out locally), has been a fixture for satellite TV service DirecTV. Live sports hasn't been an emphasis for Apple, which has its own Apple TV streaming devices, Apple TV app and platform, and Apple TV+ streaming service with original TV series including "Ted Lasso." The satellite service could keep Sunday Ticket if the league gives rights to a pay-TV service and a streaming service, he said. The streaming service launched a year ago by NBCUniversal parent Comcast "shouldn’t be overlooked as the possible streaming winner," Swann said.
Celebrities are embracing these kooky, custom beaded necklaces
Naomi Osaka showed off her personality in a photoshoot for Frankie’s Bikinis of her own design, wearing Ian Charms. Frankies Bikinis via REUTERSThey now sell pre-made necklaces for between $150 and $175, though most styles are currently sold out. Diggzy / JP / SplashNews.comPete Davidson’s stylist, Britt Theodora, reached out to Sahakian for a custom necklace this summer after spotting them on other stars. “They get this custom piece that makes them laugh and they want to wear it.”Lisa Rinna’s daughter, Delilah Hamlin, for example, got a piece featuring a “really embarrassing” photo of their S.O. Lisa Sahakian founded Ian Charms during the coronavirus pandemic, though she had no previous experience making jewelry.
For years, this doctor has showed up after strangers’ weddings and — with permission — brought flowers back to her patients
So in 2019, she started The Simple Sunflower in Richmond, and so far has delivered more than 760 bouquets to patients at VCU Medical Center. She brought fellow students and other people into her project, and now has more than 200 volunteers on the email list. She said the idea is not new, and other cities across the country have similar programs.
400-pound grizzly that killed camper in Montana shot dead
A grizzly bear that dragged a long-distance cyclist from a tent in Montana and fatally mauled her was shot dead Friday — after wreaking havoc at a nearby home, officials said. “Based on the size of the bear, the color of the bear and the nature of the chicken coop raids, we’re confident we’ve got the offending bear,” Lemon said, according to CBS. Investigators initially launched a helicopter hunt to find the bear and collected animal DNA from the scene of Lokan’s attack. They now plan to compare the grizzly DNA to the dead bear’s genetic makeup to confirm it’s the same animal. Bear tracks found at the site of the mauling matched those found near the trap officials set Friday morning, Lemon said.
D.C. agrees to pay $220,000 in legal fees to Baptist church that sued over coronavirus restrictions
The city this spring lifted all capacity and other restrictions, but the settlement addressed a case that began in September. Capitol Hill Baptist had sued, alleging the city was violating the First Amendment at the time by facilitating and tolerating massive anti-racism protests while strictly limiting the size of worship services — indoor or outdoor — because of the pandemic.
California once forcibly sterilized people by the thousands. Now the victims may get reparations.
It could be relatively easy to find and notify those inmates if the reparations package passes. But tracking down survivors of the state’s historical sterilization program could be a challenge. Even the youngest are seniors, and some may not even know they underwent the procedures. Advocates estimate fewer than 400 are still alive, down from about 800 just a few years ago. They say they expect about 150 of them to come forward.
Mississippi health officials plead with elderly to avoid mass indoor gatherings as delta Covid variant rips through state
Medical workers with Delta Health Center wait to vaccinate people at a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic in this rural Delta community on April 27, 2021 in Hollandale, Mississippi. Mississippi state health officials issued new guidance on Friday that calls for state residents over the age of 65 and immunocompromised residents, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to avoid any indoor mass gatherings for the next two weeks amid "significant transmission" of the delta variant over the coming weeks. What we're doing is we're providing personal recommendations for individuals who are at high risk for severe outcomes," Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said during a press briefing Friday. Officials said they are starting to see significant transmission of the delta variant that is very reminiscent of what was seen in the early days of the pandemic. State health officials also said they are seeing deaths in vaccinated residents as well, "because we are exposing them over and over again," Dobbs said, though it is a miniscule percentage.
Hungary Bans LGBTQ Content From Schools, But Some Teachers Say They Will Defy It
Hungary Bans LGBTQ Content From Schools, But Some Teachers Say They Will Defy ItEnlarge this image toggle caption Laszlo Balogh/AP Laszlo Balogh/APBERLIN — Viktoria Radvanyi says her job has never been so stressful. She's on the board of Budapest Pride, Hungary's annual LGBTQ event, whose monthlong festival is currently underway. Now, the Orban administration is banning LGBTQ people from appearing in school materials or on TV shows for people under 18. "You cannot say that you will just not talk about it," Schiller says of discussing LGBTQ issues in the classroom. Sari Szanto, an art teacher in Budapest, agrees and says she's seen the damage homophobic legislation can do to teenagers.
Colombia describes travel by suspects in Haiti assassination
Some of the suspects were seized in a raid on Taiwan’s Embassy where they are believed to have sought refuge. Two of the suspects traveled to Haiti via Panama and the Dominican Republic, Vargas said, while a second group of 11 arrived in Haiti on July 4 from the Dominican Republic. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation. Elsewhere in Port-au-Prince, witnesses said a crowd discovered two suspects hiding in bushes, and some people grabbed them. The crowd later set fire to abandoned cars riddled with bullets that they believed belonged to the suspects.
Dow Jones Futures: Roku, AMD Lead Stocks Near Buys In Market Rally; Tesla FSD Beta, Virgin Galactic Space Flight On Tap
The stock market rally shrugged off a Thursday morning tumble, with the major indexes closing Friday essentially at record highs. Remember that overnight action in Dow futures and elsewhere doesn't necessarily translate into actual trading in the next regular stock market session. Stock Market RallyThe stock market rally had some ups and downs but ultimately closed with slim weekly gains, right at record highs. Market Rally AnalysisFriday's stock market rally, following Thursday's rebound from lows, was encouraging. That raises the question of how much room the stock market rally has to run before another pullback, especially techs.
‘Heartbreaking’: Death toll in Florida condo collapse is now 79
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 79 on Friday, a number the mayor called “heartbreaking” as recovery workers toiled for a 16th day to find victims in the rubble. “This is a staggering and heartbreaking number that affects all of us very deeply,” Levine Cava said of the latest death toll. “We know that there will be long-term impacts for the teams on the front line,” Levine Cava said. To that end, Levine Cava said officials have added peer support personnel at the fire stations. Hope of finding survivors was briefly rekindled after workers demolished the remainder of the building Sunday night, allowing access to new areas of debris.
Look Out Alphabet, Amazon, and Apple: Biden Takes Aim at Big Business in Exec Order.
President Joe Biden’s administration is taking a big swing at Big Tech. “Without healthy competition, big players can change and charge whatever they want and treat you however they want,” Biden said in a speech Friday. The measure seeks to reign in big business and takes aim at agriculture, banking, transportation, healthcare, and other industries, according to a White House fact sheet. For example, the order seeks to rules to allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter, and that the Transportation Department require clearly disclosed baggage fees. Biden’s order aimed at big business has been expected since last week.
Wisconsin bishop removes pastor who said Catholics can’t be Democrats
The Diocese of La Crosse said in a statement Friday that Bishop William Patrick Callahan has issued a decree immediately removing the Rev. James Altman as pastor of St. James the Less, a parish in the city of La Crosse on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, about 140 miles southeast of Minneapolis. James Altman,” the statement said. Altman didn’t elaborate. Altman rose to prominence ahead of the 2020 presidential election with a fiery YouTube video in which he said Catholics can’t be Democrats and that anyone who supports Democrats will burn in hell.
Daily Crunch: European Union demands $1B penalty from VW, BMW for hiding emissions
From deceitful auto companies now posing as tech companies to the current venture capital frenzy, we have it all. -- AlexThe TechCrunch Top 3Startups have never had it so good: That’s our read of the Q2 2021 venture capital market. Tech companies disagree, naturally. Brazilian HR startup Flash: The company just put together a $22 million Series B that the hyper-caffeinated venture capital group led. Second, from the venture capital side of the market:Story continuesTechCrunch’s Ron Miller wrote a profile of The Artemis Fund , which is worth reading.
Making the Case for Network Monitoring Tools. And Breaking Down Apple’s App Store Risk.
“We see a positive outlook for observability spending, with signs it could reaccelerate as IT spending recovers and as digitization projects pick up,” Radke writes. He also likes Dynatrace for its position in application monitoring for large enterprises, and he’s keen on Elastic’s combination of observability tools and search software. If you use the 30% maximum commission, that’s some $20 billion in revenue, a little over a third of the $57 billion in calendar-2020 services revenue. That’s consistent with app tracker Sensor Tower, which estimates Apple’s 2020 take from the store at $21.7 billion. That means about 7% of Apple revenue is at risk in an App Store regulatory attack.
It’s Hard to Not Think the Nikon ZFC Is a Fuji Rip Off, But Check This Out
Actually, the Nikon ZFC is the company’s modernization of the Nikon Df (you can catch up on all our coverage of the Nikon ZFc here). Plus the Nikon ZFc can come in a bunch of awesome and cool colors. The Sensor in the Nikon ZFc Is Totally DifferentFirst off, the Nikon ZFc has a 20MP APS-C sensor. So, we can’t really expect the Nikon ZFc to deliver images as sharp as Fuji’s sensors can. Story continuesThe Nikon ZFc Might Have Class Leading High ISO OutputThe Nikon ZFc has the same sensor as the Nikon Z50.
AMG Acquires Parnassus, the Last Big ESG Firm. What This Means for ESG Investors.
Sustainable investing is red-hot. Says Allyson McDonald, CEO of Boston Common Asset Management, a sustainable investment shop 15% owned by AMG: “AMG will let Parnassus continue to be Parnassus. That’s a good sign.”The addition of Parnassus will bring AMG’s ESG-dedicated assets to $80 billion, and assets incorporating ESG factors in their investment process to $600 billion, AMG says. Matt Patsky, CEO of Trillium, another sustainable investment firm, says that the acquisition is proof of concept for sustainable investing. 1, an activist investment firm founded just last year by hedge-fund veterans.
Man who smashed Black teen's face with bike chain sentenced to 5 years in prison for hate crime
A man is going to prison for five years for smashing a Black teen's face with a bike chain at a beach, allegedly telling the boy "Black lives don't matter," before knocking his teeth out — a hate crime, federal officials said. It was about 7:45 p.m. on June 6 when Freelon heard an unfamiliar man yelling in the beach parking lot. Instead, Mouat returned with the bike chain, swung it at the 18-year-old's face, knocked him to the ground and then swung at the witness but missed. Then he struck the teen in the face with a bike lock, knocking out several of his teeth, cutting his face and mouth, and fracturing his jaw. This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Man gets 5 years in prison for smashing Black teen's face with chain
A Man Will Serve 5 Years In Prison For A Hate Crime Attack On A Black Teen With A Bike Lock
A Michigan man was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday for a hate crime attack on a Black teenager, the Department of Justice announced. According to court documents, Mouat began yelling racial slurs at the group of teens and announced his desire to get into a fight. Mouat then approached Freelon and his friends, calling them the n-word, saying they "don't belong at this beach" and that "Black lives don't matter." Mouat then struck Freelon in the face with the lock, knocking out three teeth and causing extensive lacerations to his face and jaw. When Freelon fell to the ground, Mouat kicked him in the face until he lost consciousness.
After hottest June ever, U.S. braces for new heatwave in West
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of the West through Monday evening, predicting "dangerously hot conditions" including temperatures up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius) in Death Valley, California. Temperatures are expected to soar above 100 degrees F (40 degrees C) in multiple states. The extended heatwave, which coincides with a record-setting drought, has already killed at least 116 people in Oregon alone, the state medical examiner said. This comes after the hottest June in 127 years of record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. Eight states recorded their hottest June on record and another six states logged their second hottest June, the NOAA said.
June 2021 Was America's Hottest June On Record
June 2021, which saw record-breaking temperatures across the U.S., was the hottest June on record in the country, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday. “Exceptional heat waves from coast to coast helped push June 2021 to the No. 1 spot on the list of hottest Junes on record for the U.S.,” the agency said on its website. The Pacific Northwest and parts of Canada endured a deadly heat wave at the end of the month that’s estimated to have killed hundreds. These disasters included tornadoes in the Southeast in March and severe storms that pummeled Texas and Oklahoma in April, as well as the ongoing heat waves and drought impacting the western United States.
Rescue turns to recovery in Surfside condo collapse
A moment of silence in Surfside, Florida on Wednesday, as officials there called off the search for survivors after a building collapsed two weeks ago. Miami-Dade County Mayor Danielle Levine Cava said operations will turn to recovery as of Thursday. "It is with deep profound sadness that this afternoon I'm able to share the extremely difficult decision to transition from operation search-and-rescue to recovery." The Assistant Chief of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ray Jadallah hinted that few bodies were being found intact, and instead called the recoveries 'human remains'. What we've done now is transferred to a search-and-recovery in the search, and recovery is now shifted to finding every victim in that pile."
Grizzly bear with cub charges at man running on Idaho trail, officials say
A man was running on a trail in East Idaho when he came face-to-face with a grizzly and her cub, officials said. The grizzly charged the man running Friday near Island Park in the Kilgore area, Idaho Fish and Game said. Here’s what to do if attacked by a grizzly bear. Heed this warning and slowly back away.”There have been several grizzly bear attacks so far this year. It was the first time this year a bear injured someone within the park, Yellowstone officials said.
Minneapolis to evaluate pursuit policy after motorist killed
Fatal Police Pursuit (Star Tribune)Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Thursday the city will review its police pursuit policy after a chase that ended with an officer hitting and killing an innocent motorist. Frey said the pursuit policy would be evaluated even as the State Patrol and the department investigate the crash. Frazier was not involved in the pursuit and his niece questioned why police were conducting a high-speed chase on a residential road. Leneal Frazier was taken to North Memorial Health, where he later died. The Star Tribune reports that Minneapolis police updated their pursuit policy in 2019 after pursuits rose sharply over three years.
TikTok user sparks chaos after revealing the ‘real’ way to use an airplane pillow: ‘My life has been a life’
In The KnowA TikTok user is sparking controversy online after sharing the “real” way to use a neck pillow on an airplane. In his clip, the TikToker shared the supposedly real way to wear a neck pillow. TikTok users had plenty of thoughts about the claim, which some travel experts swear by. Still, whatever the “real” way to use a neck pillow is, it’s probably not better than sleeping in an actual bed. Shop 5 chocolate colored bags worth coveting nowNordstrom’s new markdowns include lots of winter dresses on sale for less than $50The post TikTok user sparks chaos after revealing the ‘real’ way to use an airplane pillow appeared first on In The Know.
Five people, including two children, injured in Halifax crash
Five people, including three children, were taken to the hospital after a two vehicle crash in Halifax late Friday afternoon, a fire official said. The crash happened in front of 83 Pine St. at 4:43 p.m., Halifax Fire Chief Jason Viveiros said. In all, seven people people were involved in the crash, two of whom refused treatment, he said.
‘Marrying Millions’ hotel and development mogul Bill Hutchinson charged with rape in Orange County
Bill Hutchinson, a prominent Dallas-area developer who stars in the reality TV show “Marrying Millions,” has been charged in Orange County with rape and sexual assault involving two teenage girls, the district attorney said Friday. Hutchinson, 63, was charged with one count of rape of an unconscious person and five misdemeanors counts of nonconsensual touching, Orange County Dist. The Orange County charges come on the heels of Hutchinson’s arrest Wednesday in Texas on suspicion of sexual assault involving a 17-year-old. He has been charged in that case with inappropriate touching, including massages and groping, a second-degree felony under Texas law. If convicted of all charges in Orange County, he faces eight years in state prison and 2 1/2 years in jail.
State official who raised billing concerns about Eleanor Slater Hospital resigns
PROVIDENCE — The chief financial officer of the agency that runs Rhode Island’s troubled hospital has resigned, the state said. Dr. Brian Daly, chief medical officer, also put in his resignation. Eleanor Slater Hospital has campuses in Cranston and Burrillville, caring for patients with a range of medical and psychiatric conditions. Governor Dan McKee in the past has explicitly linked staffing changes with people who have “created some confusion” over Medicaid billing at Eleanor Slater Hospital. White was among the most persistent voices within BHDDH in raising concerns about whether the state was properly billing Medicaid.
Scenes from a post-pandemic restaurant: rude customers, frustrated staff
The Massachusetts Restaurant Association ran billboards in June 2021 urging customers to be more patient with staff as restaurants reopened. But staffing shortages are leading to delays, delays are leading to frustration, and frustration is leading to unkindness toward the hospitality staff. And the hospitality industry in Rhode Island would really like people to knock it off. That’s why there’s another tool in the Rhode Island kit: fliers with mental health resources for staffers who are struggling to cope. Rhode Island Hospitality Association“I have never heard this sort of collective, ‘People have been so mean,’” Bratko said.
Boston Pride announces closing amid controversy over inclusion
“It is clear to us that our community needs and wants change without the involvement of Boston Pride. “Therefore, Boston Pride is dissolving. Boston Pride, the organization that for decades has organized the city’s annual LGBTQ parade, is dissolving amid a controversy over inclusion, the group’s board of directors said. The Pride board rejected a statement drafted by its own communications team and issued a watered-down version without consulting its Black Pride subcommittee members. Eighty percent of Pride’s volunteers quit in protest and some 2,000 people flocked to the first Black Trans Vigil at Franklin Park on the day that would have marked Boston Pride, if not for the pandemic.
Rhode Island Columbus statue vandalized
WESTERLY, R.I. — Two teenagers are being charged with vandalism and malicious damage to property after they allegedly vandalized a Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island. This is one of many recent incidents regarding the vandalism of historical figures statues across the U.S., including a statue of Columbus in Boston that was beheaded and another Columbus statue in Richmond that was thrown into a lake last year. A Columbus statue in Providence was defaced with red paint in 2019, and later placed in storage to avoid additional vandalism. Westerly Police said that the teens pelted the statue with eggs and defaced it with blue paint. There could be more charges filed on the teens depending on the final evaluation of the damage of the statue and how much it'll cost to fix it, The Westerly Sun reported.
Dallas police taking shifts as 911 call takers to help with staffing shortages
Dallas police officers and other department employees have been temporarily taking shifts as 911 emergency dispatchers to address call taker staff shortages and delays in answering calls. Candidates fill out job applications at the City of Dallas job fair that aims to hire new 911 call dispatchers at the Dallas police headquarters in Dallas on Friday, July 9, 2021. The starting salary for a Dallas 911 call taker is around $33,000 a year. The city hired four 911 dispatchers. In the 2017 fiscal year, over 7,200 applied, more than 1,200 people tested and the city hired 62 call takers.
Five low-vaccinated clusters — including two in Texas — pose health risks for U.S., experts say
WASHINGTON — Five low-vaccinated clusters – including two in Texas – could put the entire country at risk for spreading new variants of COVID-19, according to a new analysis out of Georgetown University. The two clusters in Texas together encompass around 141 counties out of 254, said Dr. Shweta Bansal, an associate professor of biology at Georgetown who headed the project. Texas’ overall vaccination rate does not paint an accurate picture of the state’s danger level, Bansal said. And unvaccinated clusters pose greater threats because each interaction with an unvaccinated individual risks a new transmission of COVID-19, Bansal said. Yet in other counties, especially those in one of the clusters, some vaccination rates still hover in the low 20s.
Dallas startup investments surge past $1 billion mark, propelled by $830 million biotech raise
Irving-based Caris Life Sciences buoyed Dallas’ total investments. The cash infusion gave Caris a nearly $8 billion valuation. Investors for the round included OrbiMed Advisors, Highland Capital Management, Fidelity Investments, CPP Investments, Silver Lake, Millennium Management and ClearBridge Investments. The U.S. led in unicorns -- generally considered to be companies with valuation of $1 billion or more -- with 76 total. Austin startups neared the $2 billion mark with $1.8 billion in investments, up 365.8% from the same quarter of 2020.
Unemployed or furloughed in 2021? You could get free health insurance through the federal marketplace
Anyone who received unemployment in 2021 could qualify for cheaper or no-cost health insurance through the federally run marketplace, starting this month. Tina Chang, revenue cycle director at Progressive Community Health Centers, which helps clients enroll in health insurance plans, encouraged anyone who is unsure to apply anyway. How to sign upGo to HealthCare.gov, the insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. If you do not already have a marketplace plan, go to HealthCare.gov, create an account and go through the application process. For people already enrolled in a marketplace health plan, the process could be as simple as resubmitting your application to receive the savings.
CDC says vaccinated students don't need masks, but some Wisconsin schools might still require them
Vaccinated students and school staff may be able to safely leave their masks at home, according to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but some Wisconsin schools might still require them. Many other school districts in the state had already made masks optional in recent months. For districts that do require masks, the guidance raises a host of questions about when it’s appropriate to make masks optional for unvaccinated students, as well as how to track vaccination status legally and without stigmatizing students. Following CDC guidance on public transportation, though, masks will be required for students who ride the bus. If rates rise and the district returns to masking requirements, administrators might then consider the CDC guidance to require masks only for those who aren’t vaccinated, said executive assistant Kelly Galvan.
Downtown Denver is back, and Trieste Lofts in the Golden Triangle is its star
Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood is a hub for culture in the Mile High City. Now, the opportunity to own a piece of this unique neighborhood has arisen. “When we started building in the Golden Triangle, we were pleasantly surprised at how many people were eager to try downtown living. The great room also features an alcove which can be used as an exercise or yoga space. It’s also known for museums like the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum.
American Airlines bars woman bodybuilder from DFW-to-Miami flight for ‘offensive’ clothing
A woman bodybuilder was barred from boarding an American Airlines flight at DFW International Airport on Thursday because her clothing was deemed offensive. Deniz Saypinar, a 26-year-old professional bodybuilder from Turkey, was flying to Miami when airline staff flagged her attire as inappropriate. After missing her flight, she posted an Instagram story on her social media platform of 1 million followers detailing the ordeal. “As stated in the conditions of carriage, all customers must dress appropriately and offensive clothing isn’t permitted on board our flights,” the spokesperson said. According to the Daily Mail, Saypinar claimed flight crew said her clothing disturbed other families at the airport.
Illinois’ COVID-19 infection rate — while still low — doubles in two weeks: ‘We could easily backslide’
Figures released Friday by public health officials show the statewide coronavirus infection rate has more than doubled in barely two weeks. His agency covers the seven counties on the southernmost tip of the state, including the one with Illinois’ lowest vaccination rate. Statewide, the seven-day average case positivity rate is at 1.5%, the highest it’s been since the first week of June, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. New COVID-19 cases by day Graphic by Jesse Howe and Caroline Hurley | Sun-Times Source: Illinois Department of Public HealthGraph not displaying properly? City Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady has said she’s not concerned yet, attributing it to a 40% drop in testing.
‘This is not the first student I have lost’
I am also tired of having to console students and families of lost loved ones,” Constance Campe wrote to me on LinkedIn. Campe is a Chicago Public School teacher and the daughter of an old friend. On Monday, May 24, around 9 p.m., a cherished student of hers, Keshawn Williams, 17, and a friend were standing on the sidewalk in the 500 block of South Oakley Boulevard. “This is not the first student I have lost,” she wrote to me, “or the first time I have tried to have the story of a Black teenage, young man be told.”Over the Fourth of July weekend, 104 people were shot in Chicago and 19 died. “He had these huge cheeks.”The teacher and her student often talked about the violence in Keshawn’s West Side neighborhood.
Two South Florida men claim they were interpreters, not Haitian assassins
Solages is also the president of a nonprofit organization with an office in North Lauderdale. FWA SA A JACMEL AVAN, which is Creole for “This Time Jacmel First,” has a mission of “rebuilding Haiti,” according to its website. The website as well as its Facebook page — both of which were working Thursday — were no longer accessible on Friday.
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says it is pushing to mitigate ‘harsh consequences’ for marijuana but it cannot unilaterally change rules
In last Friday’s letter to Tygart and WADA president Witold Banka, Ocasio-Cortez and Raskin wrote “the ban on marijuana is a significant and unnecessary burden on athletes’ civil liberties.” It said the rule was even more antiquated because of more permissive attitudes about the drug, which “is currently legal in 19 states” and “legal in some form in at least 35 countries around the world.”
Arlington Heights restricts flags on village property amid contentious debate over inclusion, speech
“I’m concerned about the public forum. I’m concerned about the requests we’re going to get. “We enacted an ordinance to make sure that doesn’t happen. I’m not happy about it but I understand the reasons behind it. I’m not happy about the timing but I understand why the ordinance was put forward.
Head of Chicago’s largest police union suggests progress on a new contract
In the video, Catanzara said Lightfoot, who has been out of town in California, has to review the latest proposal that her negotiating team and the FOP agreed on before it moves forward. Such an agreement would also have to be voted on by the rank-and-file and reviewed by City Council before it is ratified.
‘26th and Cal’ eyes a post-pandemic return to normal, warily
“A jury trial is not going to keep somebody from getting shot on the West Side or the South Side. It’s not going to keep somebody hungry from stealing some food, or it’s not going to keep a mother who needs Similac for her baby from (stealing). How is that going to deflect any type of crime?” she said. “No, putting some money in the neighborhoods that are way underfunded, and giving people something to look forward to, is going to change it way more than anything.”
‘Pray for rain’: Minnesota tracks worsening drought conditions
A Minnesota water expert told state lawmakers Friday that Minnesota’s drought conditions are worsening and the state was preparing to ask municipalities to cut back on certain water use. The drought is comparable to the Dust Bowl in the 1930s and a drought in 1988, he said. The state had suspended a couple dozen industrial use permits in watersheds hit hard by the dry conditions and expected notices of additional suspensions would be coming soon. Moeckel said municipalities, farmers and industrial water users got letters asking them to prepare their drought preparedness plans. Regions around the state experienced low precipitation during the spring and early summer, spurring the dry conditions, and the north-central part of Minnesota has reported the driest conditions on the ground.
Roosevelt man accused of sex trafficking gets 7 years in prison
A member of the Bloods street gang from Roosevelt, who was accused of beating his female victim and keeping her hooked on drugs to keep her engaged in prostitution at hotels and motels across Long Island, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison. Dominic Cunningham, 27, pleaded guilty May 24 to three counts of sex trafficking and one count each of second-degree promoting prostitution and third-degree intimidating a victim or witness. Acting State Supreme Court Justice Robert Bogle also sentenced Cunningham on Friday to up to five years of post-release supervision. Cunningham must also register as a sex offender once he is released from prison. To keep the woman working as a prostitute, Cunningham would punch, kick and whip the victim with a belt and provided her with Xanax and Percocet, authorities said.
Grand jury declines to indict Gresham police officer who fatally shot Israel Berry in Portland last year
A Multnomah County grand jury has declined to indict a Gresham police officer who fatally shot a 49-year-old man in Portland last year. “Body-worn footage and other evidence showed that Officer Doyle shot at Mr. Berry as he drove his vehicle toward Officer Doyle, and Mr. Berry was hit and killed by one of those rounds,” the district attorney’s release said. Israel Mark Tyler Berry, 49, was shot and killed by a Gresham police officer on May 31, 2020 in Southeast Portland. Kauffman worked with prosecutors Amity Girt and Kelley Rhoades to present the case to the grand jury, according to the district attorney’s office. Investigators haven’t said how many times Doyle shot Berry or whether the shots went through Berry’s front or side car windows.
Multnomah Falls will require advance reservations this summer
Your favorite restaurant in Portland might not take reservations, but this summer Multnomah Falls will require them of most visitors. The forest service warned that while a ticket guarantees access to Multnomah Falls, it does not necessarily guarantee a parking spot. Multnomah Falls reopens to visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic with several new public heath precautions in place, including one-way paths, social distancing and a face mask mandate. Jamie Hale/The OregonianForest officials first implemented the reservation system last summer, promoting it as a way to reduce crowding during the coronavirus pandemic. Reservations were quietly phased out last fall as summer crowds dwindled, but now they’re back as officials try to manage the swelling number of visitors.
Death toll from recent heat wave climbs to 78 in Washington
OLYMPIA — Washington state’s death toll from last month’s record-breaking Pacific Northwest heat wave has risen to 78. A year earlier, Washington had just seven heat-related deaths from mid-June to the end of August, the state Department of Health said Thursday. A majority of the deaths from this year’s late June heat wave were in King and Pierce counties, and 19 of the state’s 39 counties have reported heat-related deaths, officials said. Oregon on Wednesday reported 116 deaths following temperatures that shattered previous all-time records during the three-day heat wave that engulfed Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Heat-related deaths by county will be updated weekly online.
AT&T sells addition to downtown Detroit headquarters
AT&T has sold the addition to its downtown Detroit headquarters, the telecommunications company confirmed Friday. The sale of 444 Michigan Avenue was first reported by Crain's Detroit Business. According to the publication, an affiliate of New York City-based Reign Capital LLC, Reign CO1 Propco LLC, purchased the 551,453-square-foot, 20-story building for $15.5 million. "We remain committed to Detroit, and this change in building ownership will not affect our employees or operations," Brandy Bell-Truskey, AT&T spokeswoman, wrote in a statement Friday. Reign Capital LLC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
CDC says vaccinated teachers and students need not wear a mask inside school buildings
Vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear a mask inside school buildings come fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a stance the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education had already taken. The CDC is not advising schools to mandate vaccines for eligible teachers and students, though, and schools should still continue to space unvaccinated kids three feet apart, according to the agency. In Massachusetts, state guidance for the fall says all health and safety guidance including masking and physical distancing will be lifted. The guidance does not make a distinction about vaccinated or unvaccinated students and staff. In August, Pfizer plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization of a third dose, he said.
One killed, two injured after noise wall panel falls on vehicle during crash on I-71
A young woman was killed and two others were seriously injured Wednesday when a noise barrier wall panel fell atop a car during a single-vehicle traffic crash on Interstate 71 north near Route 161, Columbus police reported Friday. The impact apparently caused one panel of the noise barrier wall to collapse onto the 2007 Ford Taurus, police said. One passenger, Alexis Mccoy, 18, of the Far West Side, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:36 a.m. Wednesday. Nevaeh Montgomery, 18, of the Northwest Side, was extricated from the vehicle and transported in critical condition to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. That was a substantial decrease from July 2-5, 2020, when 25 people were killed in 24 fatal crashes.
Colombia describes travel by suspects in Haiti assassination
The CTU in question may be CTU Security. The business has two listed addresses on its website. One was a shuttered warehouse with no sign indicating who it belonged to. The other is a simple office under a different company’s name where the receptionist says the CTU owner comes once a week to collect meal and hold the occasional meeting. The U.S. State Department said it was aware of reports that Haitian-Americans were in custody but would not comment.
Biden fires Social Security head, a Trump holdover who refused to resign
President Joe Biden on Friday fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and accepted the deputy commissioner's resignation, the White House said. Biden asked commissioner Andrew Saul to resign, and his employment was terminated after he refused the Democratic president's request, a White House official said. Deputy Commissioner David Black agreed to resign, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. Biden named Kilolo Kijakazi as acting commissioner while the administration conducts a search for a permanent commissioner and deputy commissioner. Kijakazi currently is the deputy commissioner for retirement and disability policy at the Social Security Administration.
New analysis by UA researchers can't quite rule out life on Saturn moon
Until then, he expects his team’s mathematical model to be put to work to help determine the habitability and the probability of life elsewhere in the solar system and beyond. Cassini was launched in 1997 and orbited Saturn for 13 years. Originally, Cassini was expected to spend four years exploring the ringed planet and its moons, but NASA extended the mission twice before ending it for good in 2017 by crashing the probe into Saturn’s upper atmosphere. Ironically, the spacecraft was destroyed to prevent it from possibly contaminating the planet’s moons with any stowaway microbes from Earth. Ferrière said this is the first time in his career that one of his papers has touched off so much media “buzz.”
Taking Trump’s cue, Bolsonaro clouds vote with fraud claims
He has mentioned potential vote fraud more than 20 times in the past two months and even floated the idea of canceling the election altogether. “I don’t mind handing over the government next year, to whomever it is, but with an honest vote, not with fraud,” Bolsonaro told supporters July 1 outside the presidential residence. The president’s press office did not immediately comment on whether he will present evidence of past electoral fraud, with the deadline looming in August. Were the proposal implemented, a receipt for each electronic vote would be visible to the voter before being deposited into a sealed ballot box. In the event of alleged irregularities with the electronic vote, the president argues, results could be checked by manually counting the printouts.
EXPLAINER: How Richard Branson will ride own rocket to space
Just a week shy of turning 71, the London-born founder of the Virgin Group says he's "not apprehensive at all and it is the dream of a lifetime” to ride into space. The longtime fitness fanatic put in extra effort to prepare for the brief up-and-down flight. “I’m in my 70s now so you either let yourself go or you get fit and enjoy life.” His wife, children and grandchildren will be there as he climbs aboard the rocket plane that’s attached to a dual-fuselage aircraft for takeoff. During the three to four minutes of weightlessness, “I’ll be looking back at our beautiful Earth and taking it all in and realize that only 500 other people have done this.” Closer to 600, actually, but still a relatively small number. Upon landing, he’ll celebrate with “a great, great grin on my face.”
The Latest: Arizona sees biggest jump in cases in 2 months
“Our collective under-vaccination in the state has put us all at risk, especially the most vulnerable,” State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said Friday during a virtual press briefing. Mississippi ranks among the last U.S. states for the total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 at 31% fully vaccinated, according to the state Department of Health. Just over 996,500 people in Mississippi are fully vaccinated. State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said there has been a “modest” increase in cases and hospitalizations from coronavirus during the last few weeks, most of which are delta variant cases. He said he expects that to increase further as the weeks go on if people refuse to be cautious.
Washington state is latest to pass heat rules for workers
The state already required employers to provide every outdoor worker with at least a quart of drinking water per hour, offer safety training on outdoor heat exposure and respond to any employee with symptoms of heat-related illness. A new requirement is that the water must be cool. The scramble to protect workers follows a heat wave that hit the Northwest and British Columbia at the end of June and broke all-time heat records in places like Seattle and Portland, Oregon. An immigrant from Guatemala who was part of an outdoor crew moving irrigation lines at a Oregon plant nursery was among those who died in the heat wave. Nearly 200 deaths have been blamed on the heat in Washington and Oregon, while authorities in British Columbia say hundreds of people there may have died.
Survivors of newspaper attack testify at gunman's trial
Janel Cooley, an advertising sales representative, testified to hearing a loud explosion as Ramos blasted through the entrance, shaking the whole office. Cooley testified to seeing Wendi Winters charge Ramos with a trash can in one hand and a recycling bin in the other before he shot her and kept moving through the newsroom. She tripped, banged her head on a door and hid between file cabinets, where she could see the flashlight from Ramos’ shotgun just feet away as he passed. Phil Davis, who was a reporter at the paper, described hearing Ramos reload near where he hid under a desk. McNamara, Winters, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman and Rob Hiaasen died in the June 28, 2018 shooting.
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'Heartbreaking': Death toll in Florida condo collapse now 79
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 79 on Friday, a number the mayor called “heartbreaking” as recovery workers toiled for a 16th day to find victims in the rubble. “This is a staggering and heartbreaking number that affects all of us very deeply,” Levine Cava said of the latest death toll. The magnitude of this tragedy is growing each and every day,” she said. “We know that there will be long-term impacts for the teams on the front line,” Levine Cava said. “They have given so much of themselves in these first two weeks.”
Behind the numbers: Heat wave victim was WA Capitol regular
The United Churches of Olympia posted on Facebook June 29 that they discovered Barnett Moss deceased that morning, a day after temperatures had reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius). A memorial for him on that same porch Friday drew more than 40 people, many from the Capitol campus. In the stream of comments on that initial social media post and others that followed, snippets of his life before and after homelessness emerged. He was once a respiratory therapist on the East Coast and had a son. He loved to ride his mountain bike from Philadelphia to New Jersey.
Man dies in car crash on Dixie Highway, other driver sent to the hospital
A man died in a car crash Friday on Dixie Highway, according to Louisville Metro Police. At about 5:15 p.m., the man's vehicle collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Katherine Station Road. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was sent to the hospital with minor injuries, according to LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell. All lanes of traffic have been closed near the intersection, Mitchell said.
Has Tom Cruise drifted away from the Church of Scientology as Mission Impossible star becomes a recluse during Covid?
SPIRALLING budgets and delays have sparked major woes for studio chiefs as the latest Mission Impossible film continues to grind along painfully slowly. But it’s the major lifestyle changes of its producer and ­leading man Tom Cruise that have raised most eyebrows. And most surprisingly of all, he has appeared to drift away from the Church of Scientology. SECT’S SCI-FI ROOTS THE Church of Scientology was created by American science-fiction writer L Ron Hubbard in 1953. Followers of Scientology believe people are “immortal alien beings” called thetans who are trapped on Earth in their human form.
Sarah Everard: Police officer Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to murder of 33-year-old
Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens has pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard - in a case which caused widespread shock and outrage that led to protests at the rate of violence against women. Couzens kidnapped Ms Everard in a hire car as she walked home alone from a friend's house in Clapham, south London, in March. Image: Serving Met Police officer Wayne Couzens has pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah EverardProsecutor Tom Little QC told the court Couzens and Ms Everard "were total strangers to each other". After snatching Ms Everard, Couzens drove out of London, arriving in the area of Tilmanstone, near Deal, at 1am. Ms Everard's murder led to concerns being raised about the safety of women on the streets across the country, with protests held demanding action.
COVID-19: England's R number rises slightly as infection rates hit four-month highs in parts of UK
England's R number has risen slightly to between 1.2 and 1.5, as coronavirus infection rates increased sharply across the UK - with three home nations recording their highest in more than four months. That's up from one in 260 in the previous week and the highest since the week to 19 February. When modelling the level of infection among different age ranges in England, the ONS said rates have increased for all groups. Random swabs suggest just over 400,000 people in the UK had the virus in the seven days leading up to 3 July, a rise of 56% on the previous week. The data shows the North East now has the highest rates in England, overtaking the North West.
Saturday's national newspaper front pages
Saturday's national newspaper front pagesSky News takes a look at the stories making a splash in Saturday's national newspapers.
Flying ants could swarm to Wembley for Euro 2020 final as radar detects millions of bugs over London
Millions of flying ants have been detected by radar over London and the South East - and some of the bugs could swarm to Wembley which hosts the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. Flying ants are not unusual at sporting venues, as the timeframe for such events tends to coincide with the tennis at Wimbledon. Image: Flying ants seen in Vauxhall. Pic: Gawain TowlerProfessor Hart added: "It's exciting to see the first of the big "flying ant" events that will continue over the summer. "Unlike the wingless worker ants we normally see, 'flying ants' have wings and are quite a bit larger.
Explosion in park in north Tehran, no one hurt -state TV
DUBAI – A loud blast was heard in north Tehran early on Saturday after an “unknown object” exploded in a park without hurting anyone, state television reported. “An unknown object exploded …There was no damage and no one was hurt,” the television’s reporter said. The TV earlier quoted a fire department spokesman as saying that fire and rescue teams were sent to the area.
Arab countries pledge aid as Tunisia struggles with COVID pandemic
Libya also pledged to send medical aid, the president’s office said in a separate statement. After successfully containing the virus in the first wave last year, Tunisia is now grappling with a rise in infections. Tunisia recorded 189 deaths on Friday, the highest daily toll since the pandemic began last year. “We are in a catastrophic situation … the health system has collapsed, we can only find a bed in hospitals with great difficulty,” health ministry spokesperson Nisaf Ben Alaya said. “The boat is sinking.”The total number of coronavirus cases so far in Tunisia has climbed to around 480,000, with more than 16,000 deaths.
Amazon to help host pop-up vaccine clinics in New York and Los Angeles
Amazon Studios, the film division of the retail giant, and Carbon Health, a health tech startup, are joining together to host pop-up vaccination clinics in New York City and Los Angeles. The effort started on July 8 in the Big Apple, when Amazon Studios launched a clinic at St John's Bread & Life, non-profit organization serves Brooklyn and Queens. Carbon Health also previously worked with Amazon to help members of the studio's cast and crew vaccinated. Currently, a little more than two-thirds of American adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and about 58 percent are fully vaccinated. Amazon and Carbon Health hope to close the gap, though they are not the only ones attempting to do so in LA.
Trinitarios gang member, 24, is jailed for beating of a 14-year-old boy on a NYC highway
A member of the violent Trinitarios gang was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for the 2018 beating of a 14-year-old boy in New York City. Ramón Paulino, then 21, was among a dozen Trinitarios gang members who were caught on a cellphone video attacking Esaid Hoke on the side of a highway in the Bronx on June 18, 2018. Gang members took turns hitting and stabbing him 16 times. Paulino was seen on the viral video assaulting Hoke with a tree log, a federal court document from 2018 indicated. The attack on Hoke took place before Trinitarios gang members brutally stabbed an innocent 15-year-old Lesandro 'Junior' Guzmán-Feliz to death with a machete outside of a Bronx bodega on June 20.
Glass octopus which has transparent skin and visible organs caught on camera in the Pacific Ocean
Scroll down for videoA rare glass octopus, a cephalopod with internal organs that are visible to the naked eye, has been spotted by a team of researchers exploring the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean'Live-streaming the dives gives us a glimpse of rarely seen and fascinating creatures such as the transparent glass octopus. Although it has not been studied extensively, experts do know some facts about the glass octopus. The suckers on glass octopus are small, far apart and laid out in a single series, unlike some other species of octopi. The team spent 34-days exploring the Phoenix Islands, east of Kiribati, mapping more than 11,580 square miles. They may have even discovered new species of coral, including a highly-branched golden coral, though further research is needed to be certain.
California faces ANOTHER record-setting heatwave with temperatures set to hit up to 117°F
AdvertisementThe West Coast is bracing for yet another record-setting heatwave, with temperatures set to hit up to 117 degrees just two weeks after the deadly 'heat dome' capped North America's hottest month of June on record, as wildfires continue to burn across the state. It also caused some areas in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia to hit as high as 115 degrees. Officials with the California Office of Emergency Services believe the Golden State is undergoing serious climate changes amidst the recent influx in temperatures, droughts and wildfires. 'We believe that California is very clearly experiencing the impacts of a changing environment,' said deputy director of crisis communications for the California Office of Emergency Services Brian Ferguson. In preparation for this weekend's record-setting temperatures, the Office of Emergency Services are offering cooling centers throughout the state, especially for those without air conditioning.
One cup of coffee a day cuts the risk of falling ill with coronavirus by a tenth, study finds
One cup of coffee a day cuts the risk of falling ill with Covid-19 by around a tenth, according to a major study. US scientists, who analysed the records of 40,000 British adults, think the drink protects against the virus. According to a major study, one cup of coffee a day cuts the risk of falling ill with Covid-19 by around a tenth. Picture: StockA daily portion of vegetables has a similar effect, the study added. But tea and fruit does not seem to help, while a diet heavy in processed meats – such as sausages and bacon – increases the chances of becoming severely ill.
COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented hundreds of thousands of deaths from the disease in the U.S., a new study suggests. Results showed there would have been up to 279,000 more COVID-19-related deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations from the virus. If only half as many doses had been administered, or about 166 million doses, by July 1, there would have been about 121,000 additional deaths and more than 457,000 additional hospitalizations. The model determined that, with no vaccine, there would have been up to 279,000 additional deaths by the end of June this year. Additionally, there would have been 1.2 million hospitalizations, on top of the approximately 1.5 million hospitalizations recorded since the vaccine rollout began.
Chinese regulators order 25 more Didi-linked apps removed from stores
Chinese regulators are alleging the illegal collection of user data by Didi. Photo Illustration: Reuters
Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza goes virtual with live transmissions this year
For the second year in a row, Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza festival will not be held celebrated in-person. Rather, the ethnic heritage festival will be broadcast live on television and social media. The festival celebrates the traditions of the indigenous people of Oaxaca, showcasing traditional garments, dances, music and food. This year will feature live transmissions for the first time, allowing participating delegations to present their dances without leaving their hometowns. Despite the lack of an in-person festival, Oaxaca still expects many visitors this summer.
Woman arrested in Brussels in suspected Iranian plot against Israeli targets
Belgian authorities have arrested a woman suspected of taking part in an Iranian plot to collect intelligence on Israeli targets at the Brussels AFbruirport, Ynet has learned on Friday. Footage from the incident at the Brussels Airport ThursdayThe airport's two departure halls, as well as a nearby compound that serves as a COVID-19 vaccination center, were evacuated for about an hour. 3 ????? ?????? Illustration: a suitcase with Brussels Airport baggage tag ( Photo: Shutterstock )Belgian police ordered the Airbus plane to turn around, and according to one source, the woman was taken off the plane and arrested. Upon inspection of the suitcase, no explosives were found in it, but only several packs of hand sanitizer. 3 ????? ?????? Brussels Airport ( Photo: Shutterstock )Security officials in Israel said that "the issue is under investigation."
Haiti requests U.S. troops to protect key infrastructure - minister
Police stand guard near the private residence of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise after he was shot dead by gunmen with assault rifles, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Estailove St-ValHAVANA, July 9 (Reuters) - Haiti's government has requested that the United States send troops to protect key its infrastructure following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise this week, Elections Minister Mathias Pierre said on Friday. Jalina Porter, State Department spokeswoman, told reporters earlier on Friday that she could not confirm such a request had been made. Reporting by Sarah Marsh in Havana and Daphne Psaledakis in Washington Editing by Daniel FlynnOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians; hundreds wounded
Israeli forces opened fire on hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators who rallied against an illegal outpost in the occupied West Bank on Friday, with more than 370 people wounded including 31 hit by live ammunition. Israeli and Palestinian estimates indicate there are about 650,000 settlers in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, living in 164 settlements and 116 outposts. Under international law, all Israeli settlements in the occupied territories are illegal. An Israeli government survey will be carried out that the settlers say will prove the outpost was not established on land privately owned by Palestinians. A Palestinian demonstrator gets treatment inside an ambulance following clashes with Israeli forces [Raneen Sawafta/Reuters]
Friday Morning L.A. ‘Earthquake’ Was Actually A Sonic Boom
L.A. County residents may have felt a rumble Friday morning, but it was not a reported earthquake— instead a “sonic boom” that traveled through the air. The Southern California Earthquake Data Center (SCED) reported that a micro “sonic” shake occurred at 9:20 a.m., a mile from San Dimas, but logging in at 0.0 magnitude suggests it was not an earthquake. “People have been asking about the ‘earthquake’ in LA around 9:20 this morning,” seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said on Twitter Friday. “Many people report feeling it but the seismograms clearly show the earth was not moving, only the air. So it was a Sonic Boom.”Jones suggested the shake may have been caused by an aircraft, but as of this writing, there has been no indication of what caused the sonic activity.
The New Yorker’s Go-To for Spices and So Much More
Arranged about the space are barrels and boxes of dried fruit: jumbo prunes; luscious figs; sliced dried persimmon and blood orange; white dried mulberries, which look like little pieces of human brain. “Try this, it will change your life,” says Abramson, who is holding out a fat orange-gold Uzbekistani apricot with a pair of tongs to me. “I needed green cardamom for a curry recipe I was tinkering with,” says the publicist Sarah Hermalyn, who works in the food world. In 1968, when Alam arrived in New York, there weren’t many other Bangladeshis in the city. He graduated in the early ’70s, when the job market wasn’t great, but he saw a gap in the spice market.
Architect Finds a Sense of Belonging for His Family’s Homeland, and for Himself
The first time Omar Degan set foot in Mogadishu, in October 2017, he quickly grasped that it bore little resemblance to the picturesque cityscape his parents, Somali refugees who had fled to Europe, described to him growing up. Instead of an idyllic scene of whitewashed buildings and modernist architecture set against the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, he found a new Mogadishu, one that had emerged in a rush to rebuild after Somalia’s civil war. Concrete roadblocks and blastproof walls remained pervasive, and camps for displaced people abutted multicolored condominiums with barely a hint of local styles or heritage. For Mr. Degan, a 31-year-old architect, that dissonance echoed a loss of cultural identity that he has since worked to restore, and that he hopes others will increasingly embrace in the process of rebuilding the wounded city. In his four years in Somalia, he has created through architecture a new style and sense of what the country is and can be after decades of civil war and terrorism, mixing traditional themes with more modern ones like sustainability.
Richard Branson’s Plan to Beat Jeff Bezos to Outer Space
He would be going to space for eleven minutes on a rocket ship built by his company, Blue Origin. He created Blue Origin in 2000, before Elon Musk had SpaceX or Richard Branson had Virgin Galactic. I spent four years inside Virgin Galactic, first for this magazine and then for my new book, “Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut.” Branson’s employees know the game. There is nothing magical about three hundred and twenty-eight thousand feet; freeze-dried ice cream tastes bad above or below it. Haley, curiously, accepted this new boundary and said that it “coincides” with his own, despite being fifty-three thousand feet higher.
Heat-Related Deaths Increase as Temperatures Rise in the West
The man, who has not been identified, was transferred first to a hospital and then to a medical center in Portland, where he died. The cause of the man’s death has not yet been determined, and it could take several months to complete the investigation. “The details surrounding the associate’s passing are being assessed by medical professionals and OSHA. State records indicate the facility was cited by Oregon OSHA after a February 2020 inspection, but the violation — a damaged floor grating — was not deemed serious and was subsequently repaired. For the past week, temperatures in the Pacific Northwest have dipped more toward their usual cool levels.
Like in ‘Postapocalyptic Movies’: Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse
Dead mussels and clams coated rocks in the Pacific Northwest, their shells gaping open as if they’d been boiled. Sea stars were baked to death. Sockeye salmon swam sluggishly in an overheated Washington river, prompting wildlife officials to truck them to cooler areas. “It just feels like one of those postapocalyptic movies,” said Christopher Harley, a marine biologist at the University of British Columbia who studies the effects of climate change on coastal marine ecosystems. He estimated losses for the mussels alone in the hundreds of millions.
Live Updates: Haitian Officials Request U.S. Forces
Live Live Updates: Haitian Officials Request U.S. Haitian officials say they have asked for U.S. forces to stabilize the country. Police searched the Morne Calvaire district of Petion Ville for suspects who remain at large in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday. In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson sent the Marines to protect U.S. interests after the assassination of the Haitian president. President Moïse had been dressed in a white shirt and jeans, he said, both of which were torn and covered in blood.
Dr. Sandra Lee Treats Rhinophyma Case in Clip of Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Sandra Lee begins with a difficult case in the premiere of the new season of Dr. Pimple Popper. I couldn't even imagine that somebody has this level of Rhinophyma," Lee says. Dr. Sandra Lee Credit: TLC"It is quite shocking, but I'm trying to stay optimistic. But the only way I'm going to figure this out is by looking at it from every direction possible," she says in the clip. Maybe I'm the only one that will really try to take my time and find an answer for him," Lee concluded.
Two Americans Reportedly Detained in Wake of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse's Assassination
The men, identified as James Solages and Joseph Vincent, are believed to have dual U.S.-Haitian citizenshipsSuspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are shown to the media at the General Direction of the police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, . Moise was assassinated in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday President Killed, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti - 08 Jul 2021Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are shown to the media at the General Direction of the police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, . Haitian officials have identified the pair as James Solages and Joseph Vincent. Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, among them Haitian-American citizens James Solages, left, and Joseph Vincent, second left, are shown to the media at the General Direction of the police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, . President Haiti Jovenel Moise Jovenel Moïse | Credit: John Moore/GettyInterim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said an "unidentified group of individuals, some of whom were speaking in Spanish" began their attack on Moïse's private residence around 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
MMA Fighter Angela Lee Says She's Trying to Give Herself 'Grace' as She Returns to Ring as New Mom
Lee and husband Bruno Pucci welcomed their first child, daughter Ava Marie Pucci, on April 16, 2021. Baby Ava weighed 6 lbs., 9.5 oz., and measured 19 inches long at birth, she shared on Instagram. "I've wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember ... but nothing really prepares you for what being a mom is like," she says. The athlete says her 3-month-old is already "growing so fast" and the new parents are trying to "cherish every moment that happens." "I just think being a mom you really have that added benefit of so much more strength because of everything that moms do," she says.
Anna Wintour's Daughter Bee Shaffer Expecting First Baby with Husband Francesco Carrozzini
Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini tied the knot in 2018Bee Shaffer, the daughter of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, is going to be a mom. The 33-year-old is expecting her first child with husband Francesco Carrozzini, son of the late Franca Sozzani who served as Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief, a source confirms to PEOPLE. This will be Wintour's third grandchild, as her son Charles and his wife Elizabeth are parents to daughters Ella, 2, and Caroline, 4. The exciting news comes one day after Shaffer and her Italian film director husband, 38 — who tied the knot in 2018 — celebrated their third wedding anniversary. Shaffer marked the special occasion with a sweet post on Instagram, featuring a throwback photo from the couple's nuptials.
Fully Vaccinated Americans 'Do Not Need' a COVID Booster Shot Now, FDA and CDC Say
"People who are fully vaccinated are protected from severe disease and death," the joint statement between the two health agencies saidFully Vaccinated Americans 'Do Not Need' a COVID Booster Shot Now, FDA and CDC SayFully vaccinated Americans "do not need" a COVID-19 booster shot despite new variants, according to a joint statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On Thursday, the two organizations said that "Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time." Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday that the companies are developing a specially formulated COVID-19 booster shot to fight against the highly contagious Delta variant. The companies estimate that a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be needed 12 months after the first two doses. "Two doses, if you're fully vaccinated with Pfizer [or] Moderna, [is enough]," he continued.
4-Year-Old Colo. Boy Finds Loaded Gun in Car and Fatally Shoots Himself, Parents Face Charges
The father allegedly told investigators the boy had played with the gun on two previous occasionsThe parents of a 4-year-old boy who discovered a gun while inside a car and shot himself have been charged, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced in a statement. "Ms. Perez told [her son] to re-buckle, but he refused to listen and climbed into the driver's seat of the vehicle," the affidavit states. According to the affidavit, the parents allegedly told investigators that the boy was shown the gun the day before when it was unloaded, and the boy had played with the gun two times previously. Carlos allegedly told investigators he stored the loaded gun inside the glove box, the station reported. "Both parents were also aware [the child] was capable of exiting his booster seat and gaining access to the front seat of the vehicle.
At Least 13 States Detect Deadly Disease Carried by Mosquitos
Several states have reported human cases of the West Nile virus this yearAt Least 13 States Detect Deadly Disease Carried by MosquitosA deadly disease is beginning to make its way around the United States as mosquito populations rise. At least 13 states have detected the West Nile virus in mosquitos this year, with six of those states finding the virus in humans as well. As of Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported four states with West Nile virus in humans: Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa and North Dakota. Some parts of the country are wasting no time addressing the West Nile virus this year. A similar spraying was done in the Ridgecrest area of Greenville, Texas after mosquitoes there tested positive for the deadly disease.
Giant Pandas Are No Longer an Endangered Species, According to Chinese Officials
Chinese officials announced earlier this week that giant pandas would be reclassified as "vulnerable"Giant Pandas Are No Longer an Endangered Species, According to Chinese OfficialsThanks to conservation efforts, giant pandas are no longer an endangered species. Chinese officials announced earlier this week that since the number of giant pandas in the wild had surpassed 1,800, the species will be reclassified as "vulnerable," according to NBC News. The Chinese government has created over 50 panda reserves to increase the giant panda population, per the World Wide Fund for Nature. Giant pandas were previously reclassified as vulnerable back in 2016 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature — a move that Chinese officials were critical of. "Therefore, we're not being alarmist by continuing to emphasize the panda species' endangered status."
Teen Who Lost Leg In Shark Attack Faces Her Fears to Be a Better Advocate for Sharks
Shark attack survivor Paige Winter recently had a close encounter with a shark for the first time since her 2019 attack, for the SharkFest special, Shark Attack Investigation: The Paige Winter StoryTeen Who Lost Leg In Shark Attack Faces Her Fears to Be a Better Advocate for SharksPaige Winter is facing her fears to help keep the world's sharks stay safe. Winter's father, Charlie, kept the attack from getting worse by punching the shark until the animal let his daughter go. Shortly after her attack, Winter expressed her lasting respect for sharks and all other sea creatures. Winter's entire shark attack story and how she has continued to speak up in support of sharks is explored in the new SharkFest special Shark Attack Investigation: The Paige Winter Story, which premieres July 12 on National Geographic. In the show, experts explore the details of Winter's shark attack to see if they can determine the species of shark responsible and help prevent similar attacks from occurring.
Instagram-Famous Brand Vanity Makeup Just Launched Virtual Classes
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Princess Charlene Shares Rare Photos from Recovery — Including FaceTime with Twins 'Jacqui and Bella'
Charlene, 43, shared a series of photos on Instagram Friday that she captioned, "Spending time with Jacqui and Bella[;] making blankets for the crèche next door. In the photos, the royal chats on FaceTime with her 6 year olds and blows each of them a kiss. On Wednesday, South African News Channel24 reported that Charlene had told them that last few months have "been a trying time for me. She continue, "Albert is my rock and strength and without his love and support I would not have been able to get through this painful time." The Princess has been absent from Monaco since early May when she left to engage in activities in support of her South Africa Foundation and the promotion of wildlife protection.
This Racerback Crop Top Works As Both a Sports Bra and Shirt
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Mandy Moore Credits Gwyneth Paltrow as Her OG Blonde Hair Inspo
Mandy Moore has had a handful of blonde phases through the years, but her original honey hue was inspired by none other than the one and only Gwyneth Paltrow. Moore continued: “She was wearing this shimmery, iridescent green skirt [and] she had long, blonde hair. Gwyneth was a huge style icon for me — she still is amazing — and I wanted to look just like her. While she tried on everything from icy blue to pink, she eventually decided on a light blonde. It’s so bright and fun and sort of the perfect color for the summer,” the actress said in the clip.
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Exfoliating Not Working? This Heel Cream May Be What You Need for Calluses
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Kylie Jenner Reflects on Launching Kylie Cosmetics: Watch
Ahead of her brand’s clean and vegan relaunch on July 15, Kylie Jenner turned back the clock to reflect on the makeup journey that took her from a 17-year-old reality star to a 23-year-old billionaire beauty boss. On Friday, July 9, the Kylie Skin founder brought her followers behind the scenes, sharing an “unprecedented” peek into her world via her latest YouTube video, Inside Kylie Cosmetics Part One: The Beginning. “When I was younger, I had an insecurity with my lips,” she explained in the nearly 9-minute clip. Well, surprise, surprise, the brand was a huge success and sold out in under a minute. Jenner, who sold 51 percent her brand to Coty Inc. in 2019, recently announced that her brand would not only be going global, but also getting a clean and vegan makeover.
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Classes and Activities To Get Your Kids Excited About The Olympics
The Summer Olympics are here and since we can’t be there in person we can be there in spirit! Metro Theater Company’s Creative Arts Living Room Olympics CampThe Summer Games are on with Metro Theater Company! Children enjoy fun-filled days exploring drama, visual art, creative movement, and music with professional teaching artists! Story Pirates: Superhero Olympics CampWhat would happen if the weirdest superheroes in the world all got together for a Superhero Olympics? Students play Minecraft on our custom robotics Olympics-style map to explore programming and robotics through fun games and challenges.
Microsoft pays staff $1,500 for work in pandemic
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe tech firm says the payment is a symbol of appreciation for what has been a challenging year.
Are lots of people deleting the NHS Covid app?
Are lots of people deleting the NHS Covid app? Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 19 views | 0 commentsAre people using the government's Covid app or are they deleting it?
Is the use of jetpacks finally about to take off?
Is the use of jetpacks finally about to take off? Added: 09.07.2021 16:17 | 23 views | 0 commentsSource: www.architectureartdesigns.comMembers of the public can now pay to fly through the air like a superhero. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Pollution-eating car shown off at Goodwood Festival
Pollution-eating car shown off at Goodwood FestivalAdded: 09.07.2021 13:23 | 27 views | 0 commentsThe car looks radically different but critics are not convinced it can really help the environment. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Amazon Prime Video: 25 best TV series to watch tonight
Amazon Prime Video: 25 best TV series to watch tonightAdded: 09.07.2021 20:15 | 11 views | 0 commentsA comedy drama and a crime thriller are your worthwhile viewing choices this week.
Biden executive order pushes for scrutiny of tech giants
Added: 09.07.2021 20:12 | 13 views | 0 commentsFrom mergers to surveillance, the president wants rules to keep tech in check.
Amazon Prime Video: 22 best films to stream tonight
Amazon Prime Video: 22 best films to stream tonightAdded: 09.07.2021 20:10 | 11 views | 0 commentsOur Friend, starring Jason Segel and Dakota Johnson, arrives this week.
Netflix: 40 best films to stream tonight
Netflix: 40 best films to stream tonightAdded: 09.07.2021 20:00 | 12 views | 0 commentsA superhero action flick and a horror based on R.L. Stine's books arrives this week.
NHS Covid app settings changing to send fewer alerts
NHS Covid app settings changing to send fewer alertsAdded: 09.07.2021 21:55 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: www.henshaws.org.ukAlterations to take place amid fears that millions would be asked to isolate as people mixed more. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
HBO Max: The 17 best TV shows to stream tonight
HBO Max: The 17 best TV shows to stream tonightAdded: 09.07.2021 20:25 | 14 views | 0 commentsA couple of new shows premiere this week, including the Gossip Girl sequel series.
COVID booster shots for the delta variant: Why Pfizer says yes despite CDC, FDA caution
COVID booster shots for the delta variant: Why Pfizer says yes despite CDC, FDA cautionAdded: 09.07.2021 20:29 | 12 views | 0 commentsCases of the coronavirus delta variant are climbing, raising questions about the best way to protect against the now-dominant COVID-19 strain.
Best wireless headphones for 2021
Best wireless headphones for 2021Added: 09.07.2021 20:54 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.cnet.comWith many different wireless headphones to choose from, which ones are the best of the best? Here's a look at CNET's top picks -- from full-size noise-canceling models to tiny true wireless earbuds. More in www.cnet.com » Tags: Headphones
In-person learning should be a priority for schools this fall, CDC says
In-person learning should be a priority for schools this fall, CDC saysAdded: 09.07.2021 20:45 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe agency tweaks its guidance to emphasize the importance of classroom learning for K-12 students.
Pediatrics Group Offers ‘Long Overdue’ Apology for Racist Past
Pediatrics Group Offers ‘Long Overdue’ Apology for Racist PastAdded: 20.08.2020 10:00 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.aao.orgThe American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination. More in www.nytimes.com »
US logs hottest June on record after 'exceptional heat waves'
US logs hottest June on record after 'exceptional heat waves'Added: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsAfter 127 years of record keeping, 2021 set a troubling new high for temperatures in the US.
How to watch Virgin Galactic launch Richard Branson to the edge of space
How to watch Virgin Galactic launch Richard Branson to the edge of spaceAdded: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsRichard Branson will fly on VSS Unity Sunday. Here's when and how you can follow live.
Virgin Galactic's space launch of Richard Branson: Why you should pay attention
Virgin Galactic's space launch of Richard Branson: Why you should pay attentionAdded: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsA flight 17 years in the making will carry the billionaire and a full crew from the New Mexico desert to the edge of space on Sunday.
Volvo V60 and V90 wagons discontinued for 2022
Added: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 11 views | 0 commentsThankfully, it's just the standard versions. The Cross Country and Polestar Engineered models will live on.
The giant panda's mystery revealed
The giant panda's mystery revealedAdded: 09.07.2021 15:42 | 22 views | 0 commentsSource: www.ibtimes.sgAlthough the giant panda is in practice a herbivore, its masticatory system functions differently from the other herbivores. Through the processes of natural selection, the giant panda's dietary preference has strongly impacted the evolution of its teeth and jaws. Researchers have solved the mystery of how the giant panda's special stomatognathic system functions. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Teeth, Panda, Cher Tags: Election
Match matters: The right combination of parents can turn a gene off indefinitely
Added: 09.07.2021 14:45 | 21 views | 0 commentsA new study provides a potential tool for unraveling the mystery of how experiences can cause inheritable changes to an animal's biology. By mating nematode worms, they produced permanent epigenetic changes that lasted for more than 300 generations.
In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their Doctors
In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their DoctorsAdded: 21.08.2020 14:00 | 14 views | 0 commentsConcierge care has grown fast as patients no longer want to sit in a waiting room with strangers. But it comes at a high price.
Covid-19 Live Updates: Colleges Lash Out at Students Breaking Campus Virus Rules
Covid-19 Live Updates: Colleges Lash Out at Students Breaking Campus Virus RulesAdded: 21.08.2020 10:16 | 14 views | 0 commentsN.C. State will shift instruction online, and other universities cautioned young people as they returned to class.
Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly Plant
Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly PlantAdded: 20.08.2020 20:10 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.prnewswire.comThe chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous. More in www.nytimes.com »
Loss of Greenland Ice Sheet Reached a Record Last Year
Added: 20.08.2020 16:01 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe ice loss in 2019 was more than twice the annual average since 2003, scientists said.
An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes
An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing HomesAdded: 20.08.2020 15:03 | 12 views | 0 commentsResearchers are testing an experimental drug to halt sudden outbreaks. The trial may bring a new type of treatment for the virus.
College Officials Clamp Down on Student Behavior Over Covid-19 Fears
College Officials Clamp Down on Student Behavior Over Covid-19 FearsAdded: 20.08.2020 10:27 | 16 views | 0 commentsJoe Biden criticized President Trump’s virus response and outlined a strategy to fight the pandemic. Overburdened health care specialists are finding themselves on the front lines as schools reopen.
Our genes shape our gut bacteria
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 11 views | 0 commentsResearchers discovered that most bacteria in the gut microbiome are heritable after looking at more than 16,000 gut microbiome profiles collected over 14 years from a long-studied population of baboons in Kenya's Amboseli National Park.
The pressure is off and high temperature superconductivity remains
The pressure is off and high temperature superconductivity remainsAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsUsing a new pressure quenching (PQ) technique at high temperatures to induce superconductivity in iron selenide (FeSe) crystals, superconductivity was achieved -- and sustained -- without pressure.
Remotely-piloted sailboats monitor 'cold pools' in tropical environments
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 12 views | 0 commentsResearchers used remotely-piloted sailboats to gather data on cold air pools, or pockets of cooler air that form when rain evaporates below tropical storm clouds. These hard-to-study phenomena are thought to have broader effects on tropical weather.
First study of nickelate's magnetism finds a strong kinship with cuprate superconductors
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 10 views | 0 commentsAre new nickelate superconductors close kin to the original high-temperature superconductors, the cuprates? The first study of their magnetic properties says the answer is yes. Scientists have found important similarities but also subtle differences between the two.
Creating more resilient supply chains through nature-inspired design
Creating more resilient supply chains through nature-inspired designAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comA new article lays out the way natural ecosystems parallel U.S. supply chains and how American cities can use these tools to strengthen their supply chains. More in www.sciencedaily.com »
Biomaterial vaccines ward off broad range of bacterial infections and septic shock
Biomaterial vaccines ward off broad range of bacterial infections and septic shockAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 11 views | 0 commentsResearchers have developed a biomaterial-based infection vaccine (ciVAX) approach as a solution that could be broadly applied to challenges in infection medicine.
Longest known continuous record of the Paleozoic discovered in Yukon wilderness
Longest known continuous record of the Paleozoic discovered in Yukon wildernessAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 21 views | 0 commentsExpeditions to a remote area of Yukon, Canada, have uncovered a 120-million-year-long geological record of a time when land plants and complex animals first evolved and ocean oxygen levels began to approach those in the modern world.
Most Bacteria in Gut Microbiome are Heritable, New Study Suggests
Most Bacteria in Gut Microbiome are Heritable, New Study SuggestsAdded: 09.07.2021 16:59 | 20 views | 0 commentsSource: phys.orgCommensal bacteria are found throughout an organism, but it is not known whether associations between gut bacteria and their host are heritable. In a new study, biologists from the University of Notre Dame and elsewhere examined changes in the microbiomes of 585 wild baboons from samples collected over 14 years in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park; [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Tags: Bacteria
Trump, after agreeing to sit for a raft of book interviews, declares them a ‘total waste of time’
Trump, after agreeing to sit for a raft of book interviews, declares them a ‘total waste of time’Added: 09.07.2021 15:18 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe former president said in a statement that he now considers many of the authors with whom he met “bad people who write whatever comes to their mind.”
Songbirds Can Taste Sweet, Ornithologists Say
Songbirds Can Taste Sweet, Ornithologists SayAdded: 09.07.2021 21:59 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: www.chicagobotanic.orgSeeing a bird eat nectar from a flower is a common sight in our world. The ability to detect sugars, however, is not ancestral in the bird lineage, where most ancient species were carnivorous. In a new study published today in the journal Science, an international team of researchers looked at receptors within the largest [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Tags: Cher
Astronomers Detect Unusual Amount of Methanol in Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Astronomers Detect Unusual Amount of Methanol in Comet 46P/WirtanenAdded: 09.07.2021 20:39 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: keckobservatory.orgUsing the Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSPEC) instrument at the Keck II telescope, astronomers conducted near-infrared spectroscopic observations of the hyperactive Jupiter-family comet 46P/Wirtanen during its long-anticipated close flyby to Earth in December 2018. Discovered in January 1948 by the American astronomer Carl Wirtanen, 46P/Wirtanen is a member of the Jupiter family of comets. With a width [...] More in feedproxy.google.com »
Earth’s Early Bombardment May Have Been Heavier than Previously Thought
Earth’s Early Bombardment May Have Been Heavier than Previously ThoughtAdded: 09.07.2021 19:23 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.thestar.comOnce the Earth was fully formed about 4.5 billion years ago, its subsequent evolution was governed by complex geophysical processes. The planet, however, was not in isolation from the rest of the Solar System, and these processes were strongly affected by interplanetary collisions for hundreds of million years. Planetary scientists know that the Earth was [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Tags: Scientists
Study gauges hospital preparedness for the next national medical crisis
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 12 views | 0 commentsUse of a new preparedness tool can help hospitals determine their ability to respond to unexpected surges due to mass shootings, terrorist attacks, or future pandemics.
Tooth loss associated with increased cognitive impairment, dementia
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 10 views | 0 commentsTooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia -- and with each tooth lost, the risk of cognitive decline grows, according to a new analysis.
Stem cells can use same method as plants and insects to protect against viruses
Stem cells can use same method as plants and insects to protect against virusesAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 12 views | 0 commentsResearchers have found a vital mechanism, previously thought to have disappeared as mammals evolved, that helps protect mammalian stem cells from RNA viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 and Zika virus. The scientists suggest this could one day be exploited in the development of new antiviral treatments.
Barr and Judiciary Committee clash in contentious hearing
Barr and Judiciary Committee clash in contentious hearingAdded: 29.07.2020 11:37 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comIn his opening statement, Barr told the committee that "what I'm trying to do is restore the rule of law." More in feeds.cbsnews.com »
Detroit's water shutoff stopped amid pandemic, but problems loom
Added: 29.07.2020 11:05 | 16 views | 0 commentsAdvocates who work directly with affected families spoke with CBS News about how COVID-19 has exacerbated their need for running water.
Biden fires head of Social Security Administration, a Trump holdover who drew the ire of Democrats
Added: 09.07.2021 22:15 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe White House said Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul was fired after he refused a request to resign. Saul said in an interview that he would not leave his post.
Biden taps Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post
Added: 09.07.2021 20:18 | 15 views | 0 commentsDenise Bauer, a former ambassador to Belgium and prominent Biden donor, will be nominated ambassador to France.
Congress debates stimulus package while unemployment benefits in limbo
Added: 29.07.2020 15:29 | 20 views | 0 commentsRepublicans are unveiling a proposal to extend benefits for Americans, but in a scaled back fashion. A final agreement with Democrats could be weeks away, and time is running out for millions of unemployed workers. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
Most view kneeling during anthem as acceptable form of protest
Most view kneeling during anthem as acceptable form of protestAdded: 29.07.2020 12:00 | 19 views | 0 commentsViews on this are divided by political party and race.
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warns
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warnsAdded: 22.04.2020 14:14 | 11 views | 0 commentsFamines of "biblical proportions" are becoming a serious risk as the coronavirus crisis threatens to double the number of people nearing starvation, a U.N. body has warned.
Big Tech CEOs testify before House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee
Big Tech CEOs testify before House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee - watch liveAdded: 29.07.2020 16:55 | 16 views | 0 commentsJeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg face lawmakers to defend Big 4 tech companies' market might.
Trump's national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19
Added: 29.07.2020 16:29 | 19 views | 0 commentsPresident Trump's national security adviser Robert O’Brien is in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus. This comes as Mr. Trump touts progress in the race for a vaccine during a trip to battleground state North Carolina. Ben Tracy reports.
U.S. to withdraw 12,000 American troops from Germany
Added: 29.07.2020 16:27 | 17 views | 0 commentsDefense Secretary Mark Esper said 5,600 troops would be redeployed to other NATO countries and 6,400 would return to the U.S.
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challenges
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challengesAdded: 21.05.2020 17:04 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus is complicating the job for emergency officials as they look to keep their teams and residents safe while responding to a catastrophe.
Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens prevention
Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens preventionAdded: 18.05.2020 11:00 | 10 views | 0 commentsClimate change has fueled more frequent weather disasters that release deadly carcinogens into communities and delay access to cancer treatment.
Coronavirus, floods and locust swarms: Kenya is fighting a 'triple whammy' of crises
Added: 18.05.2020 6:59 | 9 views | 0 commentsAlready navigating the coronavirus pandemic and the worst invasion of desert locusts for more than 25 years, parts of East Africa are now being devastated by flooding.
Tropical storm could form off the East Coast this weekend before hurricane season even begins
Tropical storm could form off the East Coast this weekend before hurricane season even beginsAdded: 13.05.2020 19:52 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe Atlantic hurricane season's first tropical storm could develop near Florida and the Bahamas this weekend, continuing a trend toward more preseason storms in the Atlantic in recent years.
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warns
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warnsAdded: 13.05.2020 14:40 | 10 views | 0 commentsScientists warned that billions of people could be forced to endure "unliveable" circumstances by 2070 if decisive action is not taken to halt climate change.
'Very unusual': Arctic air set to hit Eastern US with record-low temperatures for May
'Very unusual': Arctic air set to hit Eastern US with record-low temperatures for MayAdded: 06.05.2020 18:59 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe blast of cold air set to hit the Eastern U.S. this week could bring record-low temperatures and snowfall and frost in some Northeast states.
Heat wave scorches parts of U.S. and India; Siberia experiences record high temperatures
Added: 29.05.2020 18:09 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe heatwave in Siberia raises major concerns over devastating wildfires breaking out this summer as climate change accelerates permafrost melt in much of the Arctic region.
Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter, younger trees
Added: 28.05.2020 19:00 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe Amazon rainforest is the biggest deforestation front in the world with more than 20% of the forest already destroyed.
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for it
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for itAdded: 27.05.2020 16:54 | 9 views | 0 commentsAmericans' finances have been battered by the coronavirus pandemic, and now a new threat is emerging: hurricane season. Only 15% of people polled by the American Institute of CPAs have drafted a disaster plan to deal with it.
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate change
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate changeAdded: 21.05.2020 19:49 | 9 views | 0 commentsAging dams in the U.S. will increasingly fail and cause death and environmental destruction as climate change makes extreme precipitation more frequent, scientists warn.
It was the epicenter of America's longest war. Now Bagram Airbase stands empty.
It was the epicenter of America's longest war. Now Bagram Airbase stands empty. Added: 09.07.2021 19:18 | 19 views | 0 commentsWhen NBC News visited the base, some Afghan soldiers were visibly angry about the decision to withdraw U.S. forces.
Billionaires, livestreams and Stephen Colbert: Welcome to a new era of space flight
Billionaires, livestreams and Stephen Colbert: Welcome to a new era of space flightAdded: 09.07.2021 17:49 | 22 views | 0 commentsRichard Branson will attempt to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic's rocket-powered vehicle, while also trying to beat Jeff Bezos to the milestone.
Students can ditch masks — if they are fully vaccinated, CDC says
Students can ditch masks — if they are fully vaccinated, CDC saysAdded: 09.07.2021 17:29 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe new guidance from the CDC falls in line with its previous advice on masks for vaccinated adults.
TikTok algorithm prevents user from declaring support for Black Lives Matter
Added: 09.07.2021 16:40 | 21 views | 0 commentsZiggi Tyler, a popular Black creator, posted viral videos demonstrating how he could not use phrases with the word "Black" in his Creator Marketplace bio.
Oppressive heat approaches U.S. in early July as wildfires burn through Arizona
Added: 01.07.2020 18:42 | 11 views | 0 commentsA potentially historic heat wave is expected to hit more than two-thirds of the continental U.S. in the first several weeks of July, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.
Island nations facing a 'perfect storm' as the coronavirus intersects with hurricane season
Added: 12.06.2020 7:57 | 10 views | 0 commentsAs well as being threatened by a global recession, extreme weather and the ongoing health crisis, many island economies have been hit hard by plummeting international tourism amid the pandemic.
Biden signs new order cracking down on Big Tech
Biden signs new order cracking down on Big TechAdded: 09.07.2021 20:18 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: us.bolavip.comThe executive order also includes measures on boosting competition in the health and travel sectors. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Biden to sign new order cracking down on Big Tech
Biden to sign new order cracking down on Big TechAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.toddstarnes.comThe executive order will include measures on boosting competition across several sectors, including travel. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Holiday firms launch legal action over travel lists
Added: 09.07.2021 16:17 | 30 views | 0 commentsGroup including Ryanair and BA wants more government transparency over Covid travel rules.
Calls grow for extra bank holiday if England win
Added: 09.07.2021 12:24 | 29 views | 0 commentsFirms are also being asked to be flexible by allowing staff to start work later on Monday if possible.
Mothers lose fight against two-child benefit limit
Added: 09.07.2021 10:52 | 29 views | 0 commentsThey had argued the policy breached their human rights, but the Supreme Court dismissed their case.
Biden signs sweeping order aimed at limiting corporate power
Biden signs sweeping order aimed at limiting corporate powerAdded: 09.07.2021 20:50 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.cbsnews.comAnti-trust directive affects issues ranging from hearing aids and prescription drug prices to airline fees and non-compete agreements. More in www.nbcnews.com »
Kaepernick joins Medium, will create content on race and civil rights
Added: 18.06.2020 18:44 | 17 views | 0 commentsFormer NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has joined the board of directors of Medium and will work on content focused on race and civil rights, the U.S.-based online publishing platform announced on Thursday.
Why strawberry experts are hoping to serve up an Ace
Why strawberry experts are hoping to serve up an AceAdded: 09.07.2021 22:07 | 14 views | 0 commentsHow a new variety of championship berry may help farmers survive Brexit and the pandemic.
Classic Football Shirts warns customers of scam
Added: 09.07.2021 22:00 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe firm, which has 450,000 Instagram followers, says customers' data was accessed in recent weeks.
Pulisic under fire from animal rights group following stunt involving vulnerable species
Added: 09.07.2021 11:25 | 28 views | 0 commentsChristian Pulisic has been criticized by conservationists for posting a video on Instagram of himself performing football tricks above a goliath grouper fish, before falling into the water and landing on top of the vulnerable marine species.
U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security
Added: 18.06.2020 19:20 | 16 views | 0 commentsTop officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.
Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky's capital
Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 16 views | 0 commentsHundreds of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus crisis but have been unable to get their unemployment insurance checks converged at the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort early Wednesday to seek in-person help.
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 16 views | 0 commentsJean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92.
Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
Added: 18.06.2020 19:47 | 15 views | 0 commentsU.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.
Juneteenth, reparations and African-American history with Keisha N. Blain
Added: 18.06.2020 19:46 | 17 views | 0 commentsAhead of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the abolition of slavery in the United States, Lauren Young and Arlene Washington of Reuters spoke with Keisha N. Blain, an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and president of the African American Intellectual History Society, as part of our #AskReuters Twitter chat series.
What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?
What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year? Added: 18.06.2020 19:46 | 16 views | 0 commentsJuneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
Added: 18.06.2020 19:30 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.
What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling? Added: 18.06.2020 19:29 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.
ICE issues new policy guidance discouraging detention of pregnant women
Added: 09.07.2021 16:34 | 24 views | 0 commentsImmigration and Customs Enforcement has issued a new policy that states women known to be pregnant or nursing should not be detained, arrested or taken into custody unless release is prohibited, according to newly-released guidance.
Massachusetts files new hate crimes charges in stabbing of a rabbi, prosecutor says
Massachusetts files new hate crimes charges in stabbing of a rabbi, prosecutor saysAdded: 09.07.2021 16:33 | 24 views | 0 commentsA man accused of stabbing a rabbi in Boston's Brighton neighborhood was arraigned Thursday on new hate crime charges and has been ordered held without bail pending a "dangerousness hearing" later this month, says a news release from Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins.
Microsoft's Windows security flaw is a big deal. Here's what you can do about it
Microsoft's Windows security flaw is a big deal. Here's what you can do about itAdded: 09.07.2021 13:51 | 25 views | 0 commentsMicrosoft's latest security vulnerability could have a lingering impact both on consumers and businesses at a time when many around the world are already on high alert for disruptive cyber attacks.
Two of the youngest victims of the Surfside collapse shared a casket, priest says
Two of the youngest victims of the Surfside collapse shared a casket, priest saysAdded: 09.07.2021 13:17 | 10 views | 0 commentsFour family members who perished in the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse have been laid to rest, with two sisters sharing a casket.
Automakers are tech companies now
Automakers are tech companies nowAdded: 09.07.2021 13:17 | 28 views | 0 commentsSource: www.thedrive.comThe world's biggest automakers don't have much in common with tech companies. More in rss.cnn.com »
You'll Feel like Part of the Tune Squad with These Space Jam Gifts
You'll Feel like Part of the Tune Squad with These Space Jam GiftsAdded: 09.07.2021 20:00 | 16 views | 0 commentsWe love these products, and we hope you do too. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not... We love these products, and we hope you do too. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not... More in www.eonline.com » Tags: SPA
Number of patients facing year-long wait for NHS treatment 100 times higher in 12 months
Number of patients facing year-long wait for NHS treatment 100 times higher in 12 monthsAdded: 12.11.2020 11:42 | 20 views | 0 commentsShocking figures lay bare the impact of the coronavirus pandemicBut there was better news for patients waiting for cancer treatment
The Coolest Hotels Near National Parks
The Coolest Hotels Near National ParksAdded: 09.07.2021 21:53 | 12 views | 0 commentsWe independently selected these products because we love them, and we hope you do too. Shop with E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our... We independently selected these products because we love them, and we hope you do too. Shop with E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our... More in www.eonline.com » SPA Tags: Hotels
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde Have Blessed Us With More PDA Vacation Photos
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde continue to give fans plenty to adore on their steamy getaway. The pair recently flew to Italy and were spotted relaxing on a yacht in the Tyrrhenian Sea,...
Two men arrested in Pall Mall over suspected terror plot ‘after acting suspiciously in car’
Two men arrested in Pall Mall over suspected terror plot ‘after acting suspiciously in car’Added: 12.11.2020 14:04 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe pair, who are both aged 34 and from east , were stopped and arrested by armed officers in Pall Mall at 12.10am on Thursday.
HMCTS apologises after Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse listed for court appearances
HMCTS apologises after Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse listed for court appearancesAdded: 12.11.2020 13:27 | 19 views | 0 commentshas apologised after a string of cartoon and movie characters, including and his wife Minnie, were listed as defendants at a crown court.
Equality watchdog clears BBC of unlawful pay discrimination against women
Equality watchdog clears BBC of unlawful pay discrimination against womenAdded: 12.11.2020 12:54 | 20 views | 0 commentsBBC Women say they are “deeply disappointed” by the findings
Jane Fonda on why celebrities should back political causes: ‘When someone famous takes a stand, people notice’
Jane Fonda on why celebrities should back political causes: ‘When someone famous takes a stand, people notice’Added: 12.11.2020 12:37 | 15 views | 0 commentshas said people in the public eye should back political causes because “when someone famous takes a stand, people notice".
Extinction Rebellion activist Donald Bell describes Armistice Day service as a ‘little ritual’
Added: 12.11.2020 11:56 | 16 views | 0 commentsHe described the Armistice Day service as a ‘little ritual’
No solution to Syrian crisis with Assad in power: Experts
No solution to Syrian crisis with Assad in power: ExpertsAdded: 12.03.2021 0:19 | 19 views | 0 commentsSource: www.jpost.comLONDON: A decade since the outbreak of the war in Syria, experts have warned that there can be no resolution to the crisis while President Bashar Assad remains in power “If the Assad family and entourage are still ruling Syria four years from now, Syria will be even immeasurably worse than it is now,” Frederic Hof, former US special envoy to Syria, said at an event hosted by London-based think tank Chatham House and attended by Arab News. “This is hard to imagine because we’re already looking at what is for all practical purposes a failed state. We’re seeing... More in article.wn.com » London, ISIS, President Tags: Syria
Eddie Izzard and Jo Brand set to headline virtual Eden Project festival
Added: 12.11.2020 14:35 | 20 views | 0 commentsComedians and are set to headline a free online festival at the Eden Project billed as the “perfect antidote to ”.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge praises ‘astonishing work’ of volunteers supporting theatre workers through pandemic
Added: 12.11.2020 14:31 | 16 views | 0 commentsstar has praised the “astonishing work” of who have raised half a million pounds to help workers.
Schoolboy, 7, from Islington has illustration chosen for new J.K Rowling book The Ickabog
Schoolboy, 7, from Islington has illustration chosen for new J.K Rowling book The IckabogAdded: 12.11.2020 14:27 | 21 views | 0 commentsA schoolboy from North London has helped illustrate the Ickabog, J.K Rowling’s first children’s book since the Harry Potter series.
How to watch Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch in the UK
How to watch Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch in the UKAdded: 12.11.2020 14:21 | 15 views | 0 commentsis set to send four astronauts into low-Earth orbit as part of its first operational crewed flight to the .
Russia 'Better Prepared' Than NATO for Large-Scale War, Swedish Military Report Concludes
Added: 12.03.2021 7:04 | 20 views | 0 commentsDespite NATO's elevated military spending and its positioning of troops further eastward and closer to Russia, Russia still has the edge in the event of a major conflict, the Swedish Defence Research Agency concluded after running simulations.
China to begin trial of two Canadians for alleged espionage soon, state media reports
Added: 12.03.2021 5:25 | 19 views | 0 commentsBeijing (CNN)Two Canadian citizens charged with espionage in China could go on trial "soon," according to the state-run Global Times newspaper. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been detained since December 2018 and were charged in June last year with spying. In an article published late Thursday, the Global Times said that their cases had previously been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic but were now proceeding.
Quad to hold first-ever head of states meet today
Added: 12.03.2021 4:42 | 19 views | 0 commentsNew Delhi [India], March 12 (ANI): Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), a strategic forum comprising India, Japan, Australia and the United States of America, will hold its first-ever head of states meet virtually on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be meeting virtually with President Joe Biden of the United States, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia. The Quad, mooted by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, has met regularly at the working and foreign ministers...
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosure
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosureAdded: 14.01.2018 19:41 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www10.pair.comThe big cat, believed to belong to Todd Dalton, was only caught when a farmer set a trap after some of his sheep were killed More in www.mirror.co.uk »
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot - and the end result is terrifyingAdded: 14.01.2018 16:25 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe photographer decided to edit seven of the photos, and they are all rather creepy
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life child
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life childAdded: 14.01.2018 10:25 | 12 views | 0 commentsProfessors from Purdue University designed the frightening tot to study how infants are exposed to bacteria as they crawl across the ground
China to 'swoop' on Afghanistan as Taliban 'roll out red carpet' following US troop exit
China to 'swoop' on Afghanistan as Taliban 'roll out red carpet' following US troop exitAdded: 09.07.2021 19:48 | 10 views | 0 commentsCHINA is ready to swoop into Afghanistan to fill the void left by the withdrawal of US forces according to international affairs commentator Palki Sharma.
China horror as military harvests DNA from millions of women to 'engineer new viruses'
China horror as military harvests DNA from millions of women to 'engineer new viruses'Added: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 12 views | 0 commentsTHE CHINESE military has been caught harvesting DNA from millions of pregnant women around the world, amid US concerns that the genetic data could be used to "engineer new pathogens".
‘What planet are you living on?!’ Brussels chief aghast as Danish MEP erupts in angry rant
‘What planet are you living on? !’ Brussels chief aghast as Danish MEP erupts in angry rantAdded: 09.07.2021 17:54 | 18 views | 0 commentsDANISH MEP Peter Kofod has called out the EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson for "living on another planet "during a heated Plenary session.
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battle
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battleAdded: 04.05.2020 6:58 | 13 views | 0 commentsVolunteers clad as Superman and Spider-Man sprayed disinfectant against the coronavirus on Indonesia's island of Java, flanking a colleague wearing the winged helmet of local superhero Gatotkaca who shouted, "Wear masks, wash hands and stay alert."
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urged
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urgedAdded: 30.04.2020 10:14 | 13 views | 0 commentsWith potato farmers and processors struggling, Belgians are being urged to eat more fries to offset a slump in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour Bridge
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour BridgeAdded: 16.01.2018 3:52 | 13 views | 0 commentsA police officer is heard stifling a laugh as he drives along behind the marsupial in footage filmed from a pursuing patrol car
Mystery of 'extremely loud explosion' which stunned Merseyside residents
Added: 16.01.2018 2:04 | 13 views | 0 commentsLoud bangs were heard on Monday evening after a thunder storm - with some social media users raising fears there had been an explosion.
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fans
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fansAdded: 15.01.2018 16:14 | 13 views | 0 commentsDisneyland is supposed to be a fun experience for visitors - and a lot of work goes into making it so
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands for
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands forAdded: 15.01.2018 14:56 | 14 views | 0 commentsPeople are astonished by the simple acronym used by the hair straightener company
Man advertises room for rent with brutal amount of honesty
Added: 15.01.2018 13:26 | 11 views | 0 commentsRaphael Briand is leaving London and is trying to get a new renter to move into his old room (some may find the language offensive)
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first time
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first timeAdded: 15.01.2018 9:46 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe tiny, venomous funnel web spiders were filmed by staff at the Australian Reptile Park as they crawled out of their egg sack
Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan
Added: 29.05.2020 20:43 | 14 views | 0 commentsIndian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-in
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-inAdded: 18.05.2020 13:35 | 12 views | 0 commentsAustralian police on Monday charged a German student with breaking into a Sydney museum as security footage showed him allegedly taking selfies next to dinosaur exhibits.
Clawing back normality: Bangkok cat cafe reopens after virus shutdown
Added: 08.05.2020 10:20 | 15 views | 0 commentsAs Thailand's capital cautiously reopens many restaurants shuttered over coronavirus fears, the feline "employees" of the Caturday Cafe are back at work.
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police say
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police sayAdded: 06.05.2020 10:51 | 14 views | 0 commentsA trooper stopping a car with a suspected "impaired driver" on a U.S. highway on Monday was bemused to find a 5-year-old in the driver's seat, the Utah Highway Patrol tweeted.
'Darth Vader' enforces lockdown in Philippine village
Added: 04.05.2020 14:02 | 15 views | 0 commentsDressed as "Star Wars" characters, local officials in the Philippines are out and about to enforce strict quarantine measures while also handing out relief packages.
President queries Tanzania coronavirus kits after goat test
Added: 04.05.2020 12:21 | 14 views | 0 commentsCoronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla
Added: 17.06.2020 8:48 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe appearance of a mysterious white object in the sky over northern Japan on Wednesday set social media ablaze, with speculation ranging from UFOs to coronavirus and North Korean propaganda.
Animal baby boom at Palestinian zoo after people disappear
Added: 12.06.2020 18:32 | 13 views | 0 commentsPeacocks, ostriches and baboons joined in an animal baby boom at a Palestinian zoo during the coronavirus closure as they let nature take its course free from human distractions.
Police remove emaciated lion from French circus
Added: 11.06.2020 16:11 | 14 views | 0 commentsFrench police have taken away an emaciated lion from a circus in Vironvay, western France, following complaints from an animal rights organization.
Russian chefs in naked lockdown protest after virus strips them of income
Added: 09.06.2020 14:14 | 14 views | 0 commentsRussian restaurant owners stripped of their income by the coronavirus lockdown are campaigning for their businesses to be allowed to reopen by posting pictures of themselves naked on social media.
UK risks missing 2035 climate target by huge margin, advisers warn
Added: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe UK risks missing its 2035 climate change target by a “huge margin” because too few policies for tackling emissions have been put in place, the country’s top climate advisers warn
Early dementia more likely to impact Black and Hispanic people in US
Early dementia more likely to impact Black and Hispanic people in USAdded: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 18 views | 0 commentsA large US study found that those who experience symptoms of cognitive decline before aged 54 are disproportionately more likely to be Black and Hispanic
The gender pain gap has gone on for too long – it's time we closed it
The gender pain gap has gone on for too long – it's time we closed itAdded: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsBiases mean that women's pain isn't taken seriously enough. It is high time we did something about that, says Elinor Cleghorn
Farm Sign Says Sex, Noises And Odors Inevitable To New City Slicker Neighbors [Viral Photo]
Farm Sign Says Sex, Noises And Odors Inevitable To New City Slicker Neighbors [Viral Photo]Added: 30.09.2020 6:06 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www.italymagazine.comA viral farm sign says sex, noises and odors are inevitable when you live next to one, and if you don't like it, you ought to move away. We're guessing that the owner of said farm regularly gets complaints about his/her animals making noises, smelling bad and having sex outdoors for everyone to see. It inspired the farmer to make this unique farm sign, warning of sex, noises and odors, and advising anyone who has a problem with it to move away. The tell-it-like-it-is sign warns of the uniquer conditions when living next to a farm and says that unless you can "tolerate noise, odors and outdoor sex, DON'T BUY PROPERTY NEXT TO A FARM." What do you think of the farm sign warning of sex, noises and odors?
Engagement Photo Goes Viral On Reddit For The Worst Possible Reason
Engagement Photo Goes Viral On Reddit For The Worst Possible ReasonAdded: 30.09.2020 6:05 | 19 views | 0 commentsSource: www.mirror.co.ukA couple were so completely love-struck when they posed for their engagement photo that there was something they just didn't notice, until the photo hit the popular social media forum reddit and started to go viral. They took a whole load of rice and created each others' initials, separated by a huge and romantic heart. Being in a love-struck state as they were, they just didn't notice or think of the consequences and posted the engagement photo online. A redditor found the rather amusing image on Imgur and since then the engagement photo has gone viral, with several thousand reddit users sharing it around. "Another redditor by the name of ch33s3man suggested, "Maybe they intentionally did it because they have a sense of humor.
Former Slave Tells Master To Suck It
Former Slave Tells Master To Suck ItAdded: 30.09.2020 5:55 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www.houstonpublicmedia.orgIn a letter to his former master, freed Jourdan Anderson tells his master exactly what the score is. The letter in its entirety:Dayton, Ohio,August 7, 1865To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house. Many darkeys would have been proud, as I used to be, to call you master. The great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits.
Cuban dons full-body cardboard shield against coronavirus
Added: 18.06.2020 15:04 | 14 views | 0 commentsEver since the novel coronavirus reached Cuba, a tall cardboard box with arms and legs can be seen tottering around a Havana suburb, popping into the bakery or butchers, or browsing the newspaper stand.
Aliens orbiting 1402 stars near Earth could be looking at us right now
Aliens orbiting 1402 stars near Earth could be looking at us right nowAdded: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsPossible alien inhabitants living on planets orbiting 1402 nearby stars could easily spot Earth – and those stars probably have more than 500 relatively Earth-like worlds
We may finally know how migrating birds sense Earth's magnetic field
We may finally know how migrating birds sense Earth's magnetic fieldAdded: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 18 views | 0 commentsA molecule in the eyes of migrating birds called cryptochrome 4 is sensitive to magnetism, potentially giving the animals an internal compass
Turning orchestras inside out could lower risk of spreading covid-19
Added: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsPlacing wind and brass instruments on the outskirts of an orchestra, rather than in the centre where they are conventionally found, could lower the risk of spreading covid-19 according to an analysis of aerosol flow
World's deepest dive pool opens with stunning underwater displays to explore
Added: 09.07.2021 19:23 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe world's deepest dive pool just opened in Dubai. The pool is more than 196 feet deep with underwater displays to explore.
President Biden weighs new rules cracking down on airline fees in executive order
President Biden weighs new rules cracking down on airline fees in executive orderAdded: 09.07.2021 16:59 | 20 views | 0 commentsThe airline fee directives are part of a broad executive order by President Joe Biden aimed at anti-competitive practices of big business.
ABTA welcomes changes to FCDO advice
ABTA welcomes changes to FCDO adviceAdded: 09.07.2021 14:19 | 20 views | 0 commentsSource: www.theguardian.comABTA has welcomed the news that the Foreign Development & Commonwealth Office has removed its advice against all but essential travel to several popular holiday destinations. More in feedproxy.google.com »
Do I need a vaccine passport to travel? The answer is no – for now, anyway
Do I need a vaccine passport to travel? The answer is no – for now, anywayAdded: 09.07.2021 12:04 | 18 views | 0 commentsSource: www.gadoo.com.brFor now, you don't need a vaccine certificate to travel domestically or abroad (unless your destination requires it). But it's a good idea to take it. More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
Vietnam Airlines joins IATA Travel Pass trials
Added: 09.07.2021 12:17 | 20 views | 0 commentsVietnam Airlines has joined trials of the IATA Travel Pass. The system will be rolled out on trips from Narita Airport in Tokyo to Da Nang later this month.
Banning extreme views on YouTube really does help stop their spread
Banning extreme views on YouTube really does help stop their spreadAdded: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe benefit of banning social media users, particularly those posting extreme political views, has been questioned, but YouTube data shows it really does reduce the audience
Vouchers for kidney donors help family members get a transplant
Added: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsA voucher scheme that rewards kidney donors in the US for their altruism by letting someone they know get a kidney in future seems to be working, with 250 people donating under the scheme since 2014
Tom Hanks turns 65: His life and career through the years, from 'Big' to 'Toy Story'
Tom Hanks turns 65: His life and career through the years, from 'Big' to 'Toy Story'Added: 09.07.2021 15:59 | 21 views | 0 commentsHappy birthday, Tom Hanks! To celebrate the acclaimed actor turning 65 on July 9, here are photos of his life and legacy through the years.
Reports: Chick Vennera, 'Golden Girls' and 'Thank God It's Friday' actor, dies at 74
Reports: Chick Vennera, 'Golden Girls' and 'Thank God It's Friday' actor, dies at 74Added: 09.07.2021 14:34 | 24 views | 0 commentsChick Vennera's daughter Nicky Vennera confirmed to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter that Vennera died Wednesday in after battling lung cancer.
The world's deepest dive pool also comes with an underwater 'sunken city'
The world's deepest dive pool also comes with an underwater 'sunken city'Added: 09.07.2021 19:32 | 16 views | 0 commentsDubai has opened the world's deepest dive pool, which runs 196 feet deep and has its own sunken city complete with benches, streetlights and a home.
Biden tells Putin to 'disrupt' ransomware groups operating out of Russia
Biden tells Putin to 'disrupt' ransomware groups operating out of RussiaAdded: 09.07.2021 21:59 | 12 views | 0 commentsPresident Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to “disrupt” ransomware groups operating out of Russia amid another series of attacks this week.
Wisconsin bishop takes rare step of removing defiant priest
Added: 09.07.2021 21:55 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe Diocese of La Crosse said in a statement Friday that Bishop William Patrick Callahan has issued a decree immediately removing Father James Altman from St. James the Less, a parish in the city of La Crosse on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, about 140 miles southeast of Minneapolis. The decree will remain in effect for an undetermined length of time, the statement said.
Evacuated residents of collapsed condo can retrieve essential items
Added: 09.07.2021 21:54 | 11 views | 0 commentsResidents of a South Florida condo who were forced to evacuate over concerns about the building’s structural integrity will be allowed to return to retrieve essential items on Friday, officials said.
7 immigrants sent back to Canada after using library lawn to enter US illegally
7 immigrants sent back to Canada after using library lawn to enter US illegallyAdded: 09.07.2021 21:48 | 12 views | 0 commentsSeven people apprehended after entering Vermont illegally from Quebec by driving across the lawn of a library built in both the United States and Canada were immediately returned to Canada, the U.S. Border Patrol said Thursday.
Iraqi war veteran says judge ‘punished’ him in custody case for calling VA hotline
Iraqi war veteran says judge ‘punished’ him in custody case for calling VA hotlineAdded: 09.07.2021 22:05 | 10 views | 0 commentsAn Iraqi war veteran claims he’s being “punished” by a Long Island judge for calling the Veterans Affairs helpline about his messy child custody case — ultimately costing him time with his two kids.
Harry Styles, bikini-clad Olivia Wilde share a steamy kiss during romantic Italian getaway
Added: 09.07.2021 22:01 | 11 views | 0 commentsGrammy sinning singer Harry Styles was seen smooching actress Olivia Wilde during their Italian getaway.
America's Empires Always Fail
Added: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe withdrawal from Afghanistan was an inevitable tragedy
American Freedom Is on the Line
Added: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 18 views | 0 commentsAmericans are calling on this Senate to protect the integrity of our democracy - and to secure our Constitutional rights. If preserving the right to vote means reforming the Senate's rules, then so be it.
Pfizer to seek approval for a 3rd vaccine dose
Added: 09.07.2021 21:46 | 11 views | 0 commentsPfizer says it is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, but U.S. health officials say a booster isn't needed yet.
'A watershed moment': Illinois becomes first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools
'A watershed moment': Illinois becomes first state to mandate Asian American history in public schoolsAdded: 09.07.2021 21:41 | 11 views | 0 commentsPublic schools in Illinois will be required to teach a unit of Asian American history under a new law education experts say is the first of its kind.
How to keep your pet safe this summer
How to keep your pet safe this summerAdded: 09.07.2021 21:35 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.venture-north.co.ukYes, dogs can get a sunburn. Here are tips to keep your fur baby safe during the summer. More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
Zalmay Khalizad: 'For Afghanistan's war to end, political agreement needed'
Zalmay Khalizad: 'For Afghanistan's war to end, political agreement needed'Added: 09.07.2021 15:16 | 20 views | 0 commentsZalmay Khalizad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan speaks to the BBC as Taliban retake land.
Bangladesh factory fire: At least 52 people killed in overnight blaze
Bangladesh factory fire: At least 52 people killed in overnight blazeAdded: 09.07.2021 14:16 | 21 views | 0 commentsAuthorities believe the fire took hold because of chemicals and plastics stored inside the building.
Australia mice plague: How farmers are fighting back
Added: 09.07.2021 13:16 | 22 views | 0 commentsThere's a debate in Australia about how to deal with a huge plague of mice in the east of the country.
More bodies found in Florida condo collapse, bringing death toll to 79
More bodies found in Florida condo collapse, bringing death toll to 79Added: 09.07.2021 23:11 | 3 views | 0 commentsMiami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava on Friday said more bodies were found. 61 people remain potentially unaccounted for.
Powerful fire tornado in California is latest extreme weather sign
Added: 09.07.2021 22:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe vortex of smoke and flame is one of the latest signs of extreme weather threatening the US West
Biden vows US action over Russian cyber-attacks
Biden vows US action over Russian cyber-attacksAdded: 09.07.2021 22:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsAsked if Moscow would face consequences for the series of hacks, Mr Biden replied: "Yes."
Biden signs new order cracking down on Big Tech
Biden signs new order cracking down on Big TechAdded: 09.07.2021 20:16 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: us.bolavip.comThe executive order also includes measures on boosting competition in the health and travel sectors. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Taliban capture key Afghanistan border crossings
Added: 09.07.2021 16:16 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe militants say they have captured crossings linking Afghanistan to Iran and Turkmenistan.
Westminster Dog Show's move away from MSG proves challenging
The Westminster Dog Show was held outdoors this weekend in a concession to the pandemic. TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Spectators were barred from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this weekend, but there were fans in abundance. In a concession to the pandemic, this weekend the dog show left its home at Madison Square Garden for the first time in a century. Dee McMeekan/Dee Is for Dogs PhotographyA dog’s dream—grass to run around (and pee) on, wildlife to chase, mud to roll in—can be a handler’s nightmare. Many dog shows are held outdoors, so the competitors were mostly familiar with the process, but at the Super Bowl of dog shows, the inconveniences seemed magnified.
Titans Create NFL's First Wine Club
The Foolish Club will include two shipments of six bottles each year and will pay tribute to the history and culture of the franchise and the state. The Tennessee Titans’ latest initiative to raise their standing in the hearts and minds of their fan base includes raising some glasses. The Titans announced the creation of a subscription wine club, which they believe is the first of its kind for an NFL franchise. It has been dubbed The Foolish Club, a nod to franchise founder K.S. The first three wines available are:• Rough & Dressed: A Napa Valley red Bordeaux blend• Amy’s Promise: An elegant and approachable Napa Valley Chardonnay• Victory: A Napa Valley sparkling brut made in the traditional champagne methodA portion of the sales generated from memberships will benefit The Titans Foundation.
What's Next for the Montreal Canadiens?
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Why Chobani's IPO Could Be a Boost for Its Social Mission
Chobani, one of the fastest-growing private food companies in the United States, announced this week it has confidentially filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. The yogurt brand's social mission to benefit its local communities, and refugees in particular, could see a significant boost from an IPO. Chobani was founded in 2005 by Hamdi Ulukaya, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey in his early 20s. That means that an IPO has the potential to mint many millionaires, both in New York and in Twin Falls, Idaho, home of Chobani's second major U.S. plant. You're faster, you're more passionate.
Y Combinator Wants to Find You a Business Partner
Many in the orbit of Y Combinator know a curious fact: Of the top 100 companies that have come out of the renowned startup school and accelerator, only four had solo founders. Now YC itself is attempting to help you do that, in the most Silicon Valley fashion: with an online tool. Soloists--with or without an actual company idea--can create a free profile on YC's Startup School portal, and then add preferences about a co-founder, such as location and skills. But the director of YC's Startup School, Kyle Corbitt, says the matching tool is particularly useful in the now-highly virtual, less Silicon Valley-centered startup ecosystem. We have startup founders in 190 countries."
Rich Brian and NIKI Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions
I'm Rich Brian. Rich Brian about? What nationality is Rich Brian? Rich Brian education. And I swear, since I started doing thatmy life was just like, [Rich Brian upward whistles]It's always good to be grateful for, like everything.
Don't Ignore the Psychological Effects of Requiring Masks in the Workplace
Requiring employees to wear masks is in many cases, the right thing to do health wise. For those in certain industries like healthcare wearing a mask is required, according to the latest guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency that oversees workplace health and safety. Meanwhile, many white-collar workplaces have made wearing masks optional, if vaccinated. Still, mask wearing has become another visual reminder of the stark differences between the haves and the have-nots. "If someone feels ostracized for wearing a mask, it's an emotional problem of the employee, which often stems from tension in the workplace."
Why Your Return to the Office Requires Two Workplace Safety Policies
Operating amid the pandemic has entered a new phase of difficulty--particularly for employers of both vaccinated and unvaccinated workers. Shortly after the CDC updated its guidelines on May 13, noting that vaccinated individuals no longer needed to wear facemasks indoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency that oversees workplace health and safety, updated its Covid-19 guidance. That means if you're planning a return to the office, you'll also need to create two separate workplace health policies. Also for unvaccinated employees, meetings are held virtually, while vaccinated employees can wear a mask and attend if desired. Vaccinated employees can also eat lunch together, while Kemps has asked unvaccinated employees to eat in a designated area.
So, You Want to Try an Ebike? Here’s What to Know
LG: So the batteries actually have to be swapped out if they're not rechargeable? So some select charging stations, starting this year, will actually have the ability to automatically recharge those bikes when they're docked. I don't know if Lyft is doing that too. I know New York has a specific helmet fitting class that you can find with the Department of Transportation. I don't know if you guys remember seeing that guy falling down repeatedly.
Why Scientists Love Making Robots Build Ikea Furniture
In recent years, roboticists have been finding that building Ikea furniture is actually a great way to teach robots how to handle the chaos of the real world. Others managed to get a different set of robot arms to construct Ikea chairs in the real world, though it took them 20 minutes. “The robot knows that the next action that it should do is handing you the next shelf, with very, very high certainty,” says Nikolaidis. In the end, though, this research isn’t about developing highly specialized robots that come to your house and help you build bookcases. It’s about teaching robots how to collaborate with humans without driving them even more insane than people already get when building Ikea furniture.
Everything You Need to Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead
Did you know, for example, that we may have gone from hunter-gatherers to farmers because of our love of beer? What about the fact that Louis Pasteur discovered pasteurization while studying spoiled wine—and that he hated German beer? Here's what you need to know to make beer, wine, cider, and mead. Be sure to pitch a healthy amount of yeast cells, and keep your fermentation within the recommended temperature range for the specific yeast you’re using. Making good booze can take time, and it’s important not to rush things, even though you're excited!
It’s OK to Feel Sorry for TIE Fighter Pilots
He got his wish last year when his short story “Amara Kel’s Rules for TIE Fighter Pilot Survival (Probably)” appeared in the anthology The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View. It was a really fun challenge.”Wexler’s story focuses on the lives of TIE fighter pilots, who are generally treated as faceless cannon fodder in the Star Wars films. “So when they told me to do one from Empire Strikes Back, this is what I came up with as a TIE fighter pilot story.”The films depict TIE fighters as incredibly reckless, frequently diving into narrow spaces and colliding with asteroids, cruisers, and each other, which makes Wexler think that TIE fighter pilots must be subject to intense propaganda. '”Wexler hopes his story makes viewers think about the fact that most TIE fighter pilots are probably unfortunate conscripts with families who love them. “That’s the reason that when the rebels are attacking the Death Star, we can see all the rebels’ faces, and the TIE fighter guys are all wearing masks.
The Olympics Bars Fans, Pfizer Eyes Boosters, and More Coronavirus News
The Olympics bars spectators, the Delta variant continues to spread, and Pfizer plans for boosters and third doses. HeadlinesThe Tokyo Olympics bars spectators as other countries navigate the return of in-person eventsYesterday, Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga announced that there won’t be any in-person spectators at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics due to rising cases of Covid-19. The Delta variant causes an uptick of cases in the US and around the worldAs of this week, the Delta variant is officially the dominant strain of coronavirus circulating in the US. The Delta variant continues to cause problems around the world, as well. Pfizer and BioNTech are also developing a booster shot that specifically targets the Delta variant.
Our Favorite Air Purifier for Large Rooms Is on Sale
If you've been eyeing an air purifier, you're in luck. Our favorite purifier for large rooms, the Coway Airmega 400, is on sale for $344, which is a $156 price cut from its usual $500 price tag. No matter where you live, an air purifier is a good idea. Along with frequent vacuuming, an air purifier can help you get things under control. Coway Airmega 400 Photograph: CowayThe Airmega 400 has high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that cycle the air in a 1,560-square-foot room twice per hour.
Need to Fit Billions of Transistors on a Chip? Let AI Do It
Sketching out a computer chip is both complex and intricate, requiring designers to arrange billions of components on a surface smaller than a fingernail. But recent advances in AI have made it possible for algorithms to learn some of the dark arts involved in chip design. At the same time, the rise of AI has sparked new interest in all sorts of novel chip designs. His research group recently developed a tool that uses reinforcement learning to identify the optimal size for different transistors on a computer chip, by exploring different chip designs in simulation. The MIT researchers are working on AI algorithms at the same time as novel chip designs to make the most of both.
An Office Phone Flaw Can’t Be Fixed By Cisco Alone
Instead, it resides in low-level firmware developed by the chipmaker Broadcom for processors that Cisco uses as an additional hardware security feature. The Red Balloon Security researchers tested the vulnerability on a Cisco 8841 phone, which contains a Broadcom BCM 911360 TrustZone chip that's specially designed to provide a hardware “root of trust” for the phone. Hardware roots of trust can raise the bar for a device's security, but in practice they also create a “who watches the watcher" conundrum. If there are vulnerabilities in a hardware security feature, they silently undermine the integrity of the entire device. The Broadcom chip the researchers studied in Cisco phones has an application programming interface that allows limited interaction for things like setting up device encryption services.
5 Best Portable External Storage Drives (2021): SSDs, Hard Drives, Rugged
We've tested dozens with different use cases in mind to find the best portable hard drives for your workflow. Best for BackupsWestern Digital Elements hard drive Photograph: Western DigitalI know this guide is for portable hard drives, and this is decidedly not portable, but bear with me. Best Portable DriveCrucial X6 portable SSD Photograph: CrucialThese Crucial drives are my favorite portable drives. Hard Drive Buying AdvicePicking the right hard drive comes down to balancing three things: speed, size, and price. Backblaze goes through massive amounts of hard drives backing up customers' data, and its report is worth reading.
19 Fall Gift Ideas 2021 — Best Gift Ideas for People Who Love Fall
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of fall. They probably order pumpkin spice lattes the minute they’re available and have pumpkin patch visits booked months in advance. Because if you peek around on the good ol’ internet, you’ll find a ~treasure trove~ of gift ideas for people who love fall. Gift your BFF the cutest home decor for the season or bless someone with a fall accessory they can use this autumn and far beyond. And after seeing all the adorable fall gifts on offer right now, you won’t be able to resist.
Naomi Osaka Reveals Meghan Markle Reached Out to Her Amid Her Mental Health Break From Tennis
Naomi Osaka has a friend and supporter in Meghan Markle. In a new personal essay written for TIME, the tennis star further explained her decision to take a break from the court to focus on and prioritize her mental health. There are too many to name, but I want to start with my family and friends, who have been amazing," Naomi wrote. I'll say it again for those at the back: I love the press; I do not love all press conferences," Naomi explained. "After taking the past few weeks to recharge and spend time with my loved ones, I have had the time to reflect, but also to look forward," Naomi wrote.
Keke Palmer Calls Zaila Avant-garde "the Real Life Akeelah" After Winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee
“M-U-R-R-A-Y-A.”Watch the moment Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old from Louisiana, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee, becoming the first Black American to take the top spot in almost a century of contests. Keke praised Zaila on Instagram for the achievement, and noted the similarities between Zaila and Akeelah. “THE REAL LIFE AKEELAH YOU GUYS!! The real life one. So what's next for Zaila “the real life Akeelah” Avant-garde after this amazing feat?
19 best curve summer dresses 2021
The best plus size summer dresses are those that'll see you through a range of occasions, from picnics in the park to drinks at a beer garden and onto dates or even parties. Whether you're looking for a mini or maxi dress, here are the best curve dresses to shop on the high street right now, in sizes 16 to 32.
Contraceptive pills will be available over the counter
Certain contraceptive pills will be available to buy over the counter in the UK for the first time, following the reclassification of some progesterone-only 'mini pills'. Combined oestrogen and progesterone pills, which still require a prescription, carry risks to women who are over 35 and smoke, or who have certain medical conditions. Asha Kasliwal, the president of Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, said she fully supported the reclassification of progesterone-only pills as a pharmacy medicine but said the pills should be free. “However, reclassification of some brands is only the first step, and buying contraception should definitely not be the only solution. We are calling for these pills to be available to everyone for free in community pharmacies, as well as the reclassification of other contraceptives.”For more information on contraception in the UK, visit the NHS website.
How do the Love Island phones actually work?
As we know, a really big part of the Love Island experience is being cut off from the outside world. So how exactly do the Love Island phones work? "They give you these basic little phones where you can text each other but nobody really uses them," she told The Sun in 2019. "We have an island chat where we can talk amongst the islanders and then Love Island can contact you so any big event in the villa you receive by text," Harley told OK! Whoever thought that Love Island could be such a detox?!
Sex and Love Horoscope, Week of July 9, 2021
GeminiSaturday’s the best day for your love life this weekend—Mercury in your sign is making your pickup lines ?, and the Leo Moon makes you feel extra flirty! You might feel totally down or absolutely ecstatic, depending on the condition of your love life. CapricornCancer season = cuffing season for your sign, and there’s tons of amazing astro-weather helping you give your love life a major glow up. Tuesday’s a spectacular day for your love life, because the love planets Venus and Mars are making their first connection in two years, activating your chart’s relationships zone. PiscesSo, Cancer season is a month where you feel way more lucky in love, but this week really takes the cake.
3 Best Summer Braided Hairstyles for 2021
I mean, now that ~outside~ is officially a go, why not reenter society with a fresh new protective style? Because on this week’s episode of The Braid Up, hairstylists Stasha Harris and Joleen Chaucer came all the way through with three super-hot hairstyles that’ll have you looking *right* this summer, from fishtails to braided and jeweled ponytails. Check out some helpful tips that’ll help you prepare and maintain the look:1. It’ll help keep your hair moisturized and create the best foundation for your new style. Get some brightly colored braiding or extension hair, feed it into your braids, and boom—it’s a whole new vibe.
Caroline Calloway Will Paint You at Her Party
In line, she introduces me to the popular TikToker Serena Shahidi, known as @glamdemon2004, looking glam in a chartreuse dress, and Caroline tells me the New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz just wrote about Serena. I ask Serena what that was like, and Caroline butts in: “I FaceTime her [Lorenz] like once a week” [Caroline later clarified they sometimes text rather than FaceTime]. 10:14 p.m. | At the bar, Caroline orders me a tequila-soda and, for her, an Aperol Spritz, her favorite drink right now. She’s a Tisch student writing a book about “an ex that wasn’t so nice,” and Caroline has been helping her with it. 1:11 a.m. | All night, Caroline has been talking about Cat Marnell.
Subway Geysers and Jet Skis: See the Flooded Mess of Yesterday’s Storm
Subway riders trudged through waist-deep opaque water, motorists were stranded in expressways turned rivers, and the streets generally looked more like waterways — complete with Jet Skis. Straphangers had to basically swim to the train at the 157th Street station. pic.twitter.com/F5I52eD3P6 — Rebecca Katz (@RebeccaKKatz) July 8, 2021Water bubbled up like a cauldron on the platform of the 96th Street station. 96th street station pic.twitter.com/uZekbuF3Um — Glenn Mack (@glenn_mcan) July 8, 2021The roads didn’t fare better, with the NYPD staging rescues for drivers trapped in their cars. pic.twitter.com/RRHRrVUsdN — David Lennon (@DPLennon) July 8, 2021And Harlem River Drive became the Harlem River Drive River.
20 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Lululemon to Staub
20 items in this article 20 items on sale! Photo-Illustration: retailersThe state of sales is excellent as we close out this short week, with deep discounts on lots of things we’ve written about before. $90 at Bloomingdales Buyget the strategist newsletter Actually good deals, smart shopping advice, and exclusive discounts. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us. The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape.
The Best Drinking Glasses, According to Restaurant and Interior-Design Experts
This set comes with eight drinking glasses and eight smaller rocks glasses, offering the best “bang for your buck, at just over $2 per glass,” she says. $45 at Amazon BuyBormioli Rocco Dailyware Bodega Glasses (Set of 16) $30 This set of Dailyware Bodega glasses from Bormiolo Rocco — which includes eight shorter double old-fashioned glasses and eight taller highball glasses — is interior designer Katrina Hernandez’s choice. Fino Stacking Glass (Set of 6) $84 $84 If cabinet space is limited, shorter glasses may be the way to go. $24 at Nickey Kehoe BuyRiedel O Water Glasses (Set of 2) $26 Shelley Kleyn Armistead, a partner at Gjelina Group who is in charge of the interior design and tableware at all of its restaurants, is a fan of these simple Riedel water glasses. Highball Glass (Set of 36) $48 This stackable highball glass is a favorite of Employees Only co-owner Igor Hadzismajlovic for its convenience.
How to Keep Your Dog Cool, According to Experts
“Products designed to cool your pet are one of the ways you can help prevent heatstroke and keep your pet comfortable when the thermometer spikes,” says Rover trends expert Kate Jaffe. To find out which products are the best, we asked Liff, Waxman, Jaffe, and seven other experts, including veterinarians, trend trackers, and Strategist dog parents about the cooling clothing, collapsible dog bowls, and dog beds they use to keep their pups cool. BowlsThe experts we spoke to were in agreement that the most important thing is to keep your pet hydrated by providing constant access to cool water for them to drink. PETKIT Dog Water Bottle $13 $20 now 35% off $13 New York Magazine newsletter editor Kelsi Trinidad loves the clever design of this hybrid water bottle and dog bowl, which she says she “brings everywhere,” for her dog, Lupita. $16 at Nordstrom BuyPawz Dog Boots From $14 From $14 A hot day also means hot pavement that can burn your dog’s sensitive paws.
17 Things You Can Get Monogrammed (That We’ve Written About)
From denim jackets to tote bags to jewelry, if I can monogram it, I want it. Regardless, my closet and home have become proudly riddled with my name and initials, and I’ve begun to force my ways on friends and family members too, giving them their very own monogrammed items. Most pieces are items we’ve written about before, while others are just from brands we swear by, so no matter what type of item you’re looking for (whether it’s T-shirts, aprons, or leather bags), we’ve got you covered. We’ve written about Casetify numerous times before because its cases are attractive yet actually functional. We’ve written about this Hedley & Bennett apron numerous times before because it’s a favorite among chefs and works as an excellent gift for any foodie.
These Levi’s Wedgies Are the Cheapest We’ve Ever Seen Them
Photo-Illustration: retailerWe’ve written a lot about Levi’s Wedgie jeans, but we’ve never written about them at this price. Levi’s is having an end-of-season sale and taking an extra 50 percent off already marked-down items, making these Wedgie jeans just $31, which is the cheapest we’ve ever seen them. There are over ten different washes on sale, but surprisingly, this summer-friendly light wash is one of the cheapest and still available in all sizes. Email This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us.
Subway Flooding Is Here to Stay
Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty ImagesIn 2012, Superstorm Sandy sent water pouring into subway stations around lower Manhattan and other parts of New York City. To prevent future flooding, the MTA began to install Kevlar “flex gates,” which drop down and seal off entryways to hold back up to 14 feet of water, at a couple dozen station entrances. But yesterday, when Tropical Storm Elsa inundated the city with as much as 3.5 inches of rain in certain areas, not a single one of the gates was used. It was shot at the 1 station on 157th Street and Broadway, which sits at the bottom of a hill — but it was a clogged storm drain that made the flooding so particularly bad there. Preventing subway flooding from dramatic rainfall like yesterday’s requires a far more systemic approach than closing off station entrances in low-lying areas.
34 Best Pet-Safe Cleaning Products for Pet Messes 2021
The second step is choosing vacuums, tools, and cleaning products specifically designed to tackle pet messes. “It’s a go-to in our house for removing pet hair.” It has rubber nubs on all sides to catch loose hair, and can be easily rinsed clean with soap and water. $1 at Amazon Buy $1 at Amazon BuyArm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda (Pack of 2) $7 $7 It’s not just puppies who have occasional accidents. $7 at Amazon Buy $7 at Amazon BuyWe’ve written about the effectiveness of Nature’s Miracle stain and odor remover before. $110 at Amazon Buy $110 at Amazon Buyget the strategist newsletter Actually good deals, smart shopping advice, and exclusive discounts.
The Best Massage Chairs and Recliners to Buy 2021
With that, we’re rounding up the best massage chairs that you can buy online. $799 at Wayfair BuyExpert-Recommended: Best massage chair, according to the Stretch*d co-founderAdako Massage Chair Zenith Full Body Zero Gravity 3D Massage Chair $2,900 $2,900 Photo: retailer Vanessa Chu, the co-founder and COO of stretching studio Stretch*d, is a fan of many of the Adako products, and this massage chair combines them all into one complete package. $7,000 at Home Depot BuySnooping: Celebrity-approved massage chairExquisite Rhythmic HSL-Track Kahuna Massage Chair, HM-Kappa (Gold) $8,000 Angela Bassett, Anthony Anderson, and Jonathan Cheban are all fans of this massage chair from Kahuna, a United States-based company that has been making massage chairs since 1997. $3,299 at Sharper Image BuyExpert-Approved: Best massage chair for chronic back painPeople’s Choice: Best-rated massage chair cushion on AmazonComfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager $200 now 22% off $156 If you don’t have room for another piece of furniture in your living room, you can adapt one of your existing chairs into a massage chair with a massage cushion. $156 at Amazon Buy $156 at Amazon Buyget the strategist newsletter Actually good deals, smart shopping advice, and exclusive discounts.
This May Be the World’s Most Accomplished Eighth-Grader
Well, eighth-grader Zaila Avant-garde has you beat and not just because her last name is literally “avant-garde.” Thursday night, Avant-garde won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling the word, “murraya,” which is a type of tree more commonly known as orange jasmine. Avant-garde snuck her own little Easter egg into the competition, making a Bill Murray reference before winning the bee. Per the New York Times, the first Black winner was Jody-Anne Maxwell, a 12-year-old from Jamaica who won the bee in 1998. Despite being entitled to any and all bragging rights, Avant-garde remains more grounded than I remember being as a very unaccomplished eighth-grader. Avant-garde hopes to someday play in the WNBA, attend Harvard, and has also expressed interest in archeology, neuroscience, and gene editing.
Crazy Rich Asians Writer Adele Lim to Direct Ashley Park in Film Debut
Ashley Park and Adele Lim. Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos by Getty ImagesCall it Girls4eva: Ashley Park is set to star in the untitled directorial debut from Crazy Rich Asians co-writer Adele Lim, as one of four Asian American women searching across Asia for their friend’s birth mother. Variety reported that Lim, who also recently co-wrote Raya and the Last Dragon, came up with the comedy alongside Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens co-creator Teresa Hsiao and Nora From Queens and Family Guy writer Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, who will team up for the script; all three women will produce the film, which begins shooting in the fall. Park, meanwhile, is also gearing up for the second season of Emily in Paris, in addition to recently appearing in Girls5eva. In a statement to Variety, Lim called the upcoming film “a story with characters who look like us, about women who are messy and thirsty, but have so much heart.”
The Best Video Games of 2021 (So Far)
Photos: Nintendo, Coffee Stain Studios, EA Games, Toukana Interactive and CapcomSo far, 2021 is one of the weirdest years on record for video games. Monster Hunter Rise remains a video game about engaging in shockingly pugilistic combat with a colossal cast of jurassic behemoths, but many of the franchise’s early eccentricities have been ironed out. No, this is a video game about placing a pretty windmill on a map and watching it spin. Loop Hero is absurdly meta: a video game about the experience of playing video games. MaquetteMaquette is the latest game from the contemplative publisher Annapurna Interactive, and its recursive game world needs to be seen firsthand.
The Mysterious, Mesmerizing Scales Has a Lot on Its Mind
Photo: Variance FilmsSaudi director Shahad Ameen’s mesmerizingly bleak fable Scales accomplishes something many films attempt but generally bungle: It tells a highly symbolic tale while conveying recognizable human emotions. That’s hard to do when everything seems to operate on the level of metaphor, since we usually recognize that what we’re watching isn’t exactly real. To be sure, Scales (which opens in limited theatrical release today) embraces its own unearthliness from the very start. When we meet Hayat again years later (now played by Basima Hajjar), that foot is covered in scales. It’s not so much that the premise of Scales can’t hold up to scrutiny (really, what myth could?
The Souvenir Part II More Than Justifies Its Own Existence
In other words, it was a moment perfectly pitched to the tenor of the Souvenir movies, which, now that there are two of them, we really need to think of a grandiose name for. The original Souvenir, from 2019, was not a movie that seemed to immediately scream out for a sequel. This is a sequel that more than justifies its own existence; multiple critics here at Cannes have told me they prefer it to the original. Part II picks up the thread left dangling at the end of The Souvenir, only now, the emphasis is reversed. This maybe makes The Souvenir Part II sound impossibly dry and boring.
The 20-Something CEO Dedicated to Bringing Black Girls Joy
“People are building wig collections and switching up their hairstyles daily, like we do with our clothes,” Imevbore told the Cut. What keeps us going is our mission to uplift and bring joy to Black women. I think that pink is really coming back as a color to wear, and I love it. For a while I was like, I’d never wear pink. Bailey Hikawa Ishi Phone Case in Mint Chip $130 “It makes me happy every time I look at it.
Cathy Horyn 2021 Paris Haute Couture Review: Balenciaga
Left to right: Fendi, Balenciaga, Jean Paul Gaultier. Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Courtesy of Fendi, Balenciaga, Jean Paul GaultierOver much of his six years as creative director of Balenciaga, Demna Gvaslia has been on a mission to bring fashion into the future. The occasion was the debut in Paris of his haute couture collection, the first in the Avenue George V house since Cristobal closed it in 1968 and went home to Spain, where he died four years later, having largely avoided the press. In fact, going forward, Balenciaga will show only one couture collection a year, in July. Fendi Photo: Courtesy of FendiBack in 1997, Jean Paul Gaultier caused a major stir when he jumped into haute couture, after a career in ready-to-wear.
20 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Lululemon to Staub
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What We Know About the Disappearance of Sarah Everard
A missing-person flyer for Sarah Everard. Sarah Everard was last seen leaving a friend's house in #Clapham on Wednesday. ? If you have any information please call us on 101.https://t.co/FAunrfj4Tj — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 6, 2021Here’s everything we know about Sarah Everard’s disappearance and the ongoing investigation. #MISSING | Have you seen Sarah Everard? On June 8, Couzens pleaded guilty to kidnap and rape, and a month later, on July 9, he pleaded guilty to Everard’s murder.
14 Best Bras for Large Breasts
This bra has ten hook-and-eye closures to keep everything in place during the most intense workouts. One enthusiastic reviewer writes, “I’m a 34DD, and these changed my life. This bra made exercising enjoyable and made it possible for me to do a lot of things that were once painful. Available in sizes 0 to 8. Enell uses its own measurement system, which can be found here.
Time to Dust Off Your Hair Ribbons and Bows
Bows on bows at Haute Couture fall/winter 2021. Over in Paris, the Couture fall/winter 2021 runways served up a nice hair-decoration refresher that may make you want to dust off your ribbons and practice tying them around all your hairstyles again. The resulting thick bows with wedding-veil-worthy tails were stacked to accent the messy French braids hairstylist Damien Boissinot fashioned into rock-and-roll faux-hawks, a pairing that made the bows look a little less twee than usual. A butt-length bow at Chanel Haute Couture fall/winter 2021. The stylist then accented the pair of tails with thick, cream-white bows that amped up the sweetness factor and removed any need for neck jewelry.
Do You Have a Cold, Too?
And Izzy got the cold (runny nose, sore throat) from her kids, even though they’re still wearing masks at school. Somehow this cold feels uniquely unpleasant, even if this is something we used to deal with once or twice a year. While a cold may feel especially miserable right now, after nearly two years without one, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before, says Smith. That said, the summer 2021 cold might legitimately be on the worse end of the common-cold spectrum for a number of reasons. “We have seen some people [recently] with mild COVID symptoms, who think it’s a cold, who then go to work with COVID,” he says.
This May Be the World’s Most Accomplished Eighth-Grader
Well, eighth-grader Zaila Avant-garde has you beat and not just because her last name is literally “avant-garde.”Thursday night, Avant-garde won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling the word, “murraya,” which is a type of tree more commonly known as orange jasmine. With her win, the 14-year-old became the first person from Louisiana and the first Black American to win the bee. Per the New York Times, the first Black winner was Jody-Anne Maxwell, a 12-year-old from Jamaica who won the bee in 1998. Despite being entitled to any and all bragging rights, Avant-garde remains more grounded than I remember being as a very unaccomplished eighth-grader. Avant-garde hopes to someday play in the WNBA, attend Harvard, and has also expressed interest in archeology, neuroscience, and gene editing.
Where to Buy Items With COVID-Related Supply-Chain Issues
Also, it helps to have your information pre-saved in major sites like Best Buy and Walmart. $299 at Amazon Buy $300 at Best Buy BuyIt’s 100 degrees out and I’m still working from home. $60 at Amazon Buy $60 at Amazon BuyTaylor Swift vinyls keep selling out, and I can’t take it anymore. $450 at Amazon Buy $450 at Amazon BuyTVs seem so much more expensive right now. $533 at Amazon Buy $533 at Amazon BuyMy Starbucks is always out of oat milk lately.
New Texas Abortion Law Enlists Activists to Harass Providers in Court
Pro-choice protesters march down Congress Avenue at a protest outside the Texas state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Normally in this type of litigation, groups like Planned Parenthood or ACLU sue a government official trying to enforce the law. As the New York Times notes, the law has Texas lawyers in an uproar:Critics say the Texas law amounts to a kind of hack of the legal system. Sooner or later, Texas and federal courts will review this law, and it may well not survive. Mark Lee Dickson, director of Right to Life of East Texas said he knows many people who want to sue abortion providers, if and when it takes effect….
Vaccinated Kids Can Go Maskless in School, CDC Says
Fourth-graders learning reading and language at Columbia Elementary School last August in Columbia, Mississippi. Photo: Edmund D. Fountain/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated COVID guidance for schools on Friday, recommending that fully vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings. That’s unless they’re riding the school bus or their school decides otherwise. It also recommends schools offer voluntary routine testing at least once a week. The new school guidance isn’t mandatory: School districts and local governments have the authority to opt to make masking universal or ditch it completely, even for unvaccinated students.
My Thoughts for Young Artists on Marketing Their Music in an Ever-Evolving Industry
The music industry is changing rapidly, with new avenues arising for both creators and consumers every day. This begs the question: What will the music industry look like in the future? It’s easy to see how the music industry is evolving at an ever-increasing speed. In a sense, this is the future of the music industry. This desire for increasingly shocking material doesn’t just exist in the music industry, either.
Mayor of Canadian Town Destroyed by Wildfire Writes Heartbreaking Letter to Residents
Last Sunday, Mayor Jan Polderman’s town, a small village in British Columbia called Lytton, made international news when it became the hottest place in Canadian history. “Where many buildings stood is now simply charred earth,” the mayor wrote. Officials have estimated that 90 percent of the town was destroyed in the fire. “What has not been melted, incinerated or damaged beyond repair has been compromised to the point of being unsafe,” wrote the mayor. This fire already has a precedent: In 2018, the Paradise, California, wildfire destroyed 95 percent of the town in a matter of minutes.
Dave Lampert, Inventor of the Sybian Sex Aid, Dead at 90
Dave Lampert, the inventor of the Sybian Sex Aid, has gone on his final ride, passing away at the age of 90. A hulking, vibrating structure that resembles a balance beam, the Sybian was designed by Lampert in 1987 as a sexual stimulation device targeted specifically to women. According to his website, Lampert, a professional dance instructor, initially came up with the idea for the device to enhance female orgasm during penetrative sex. On social media, many in the adult industry paid respects to Lampert’s contributions to the sexual wellness industry. Go have an orgasm, hell have 3,” wrote the aptly named @Venus2000Milker, also known as Sybian employee Karen.
This Extendable Outdoor Dining Table Is the Perfect Size for Backyard Gatherings, and It's on Sale
While the Walker Edison table requires detailed assembling, some shoppers say it's an easy enough job for two people. A few others do claim it to be a bit of a "pain" to build, but when it's finally put together, it seems as if many agree that it's worth the effort. Pro tip from the brand: use a light layer of teak oil on the table every few months to keep the finish as stunning as the day it arrives.
Tech Warranty Costs, Purposes, and Which Ones Are Worth the Money
Whether it's AppleCare or an extended warranty from Amazon, think carefully before you spend the money on an extended warranty for tech purchases. And nearly every time you plunk down money for one of these flashy items, there's an opportunity to buy an extended warranty. The Kellogg article suggests policymakers should more aggressively regulate the extended warranty market, which includes tech warranties. Among all electronics, an extended warranty generally costs 24 percent of the product's price on average, according to the University of Pennsylvania study. Still, if you're worried you might drop that shiny, new $2,000 MacBook, a tech warranty may be your only option for peace of mind.
Honeydew and Blackberry Ice Cream Sundaes
Sure, you could top vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and a cherry, but why not try a reinvention of a summer sundae with this recipe? You'll start by stirring together a sesame-almond brittle that's infused with honey, and then nestle scoops of blackberry ice cream with honeydew melon. Topped with shards of the sweet brittle and a sprinkle of sea salt, the result is sophisticated and unexpectedly delicious. If you can't find blackberry ice cream, peach would work well with this combination, too.
Pfizer to seek approval for a 3rd vaccine dose
Pfizer to seek approval for a 3rd vaccine dosePfizer says it is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, but U.S. health officials say a booster isn't needed yet.
Man who smashed Black teen's face with bike chain sentenced to 5 years in prison for hate crime
A man is going to prison for five years for smashing a Black teen's face with a bike chain at a beach, allegedly telling the boy "Black lives don't matter," before knocking his teeth out — a hate crime, federal officials said. It was about 7:45 p.m. on June 6 when Freelon heard an unfamiliar man yelling in the beach parking lot. Plea entered:Michigan man pleads guilty to smashing teen's face with bike lock because he was BlackA witness exchanged words with Mouat, and then Mouat later walked away, commenting: "I've got something for you in my car." Then he struck the teen in the face with a bike lock, knocking out several of his teeth, cutting his face and mouth, and fracturing his jaw. He also admitted to trying to strike another Black teen with the bike lock but missing.
TikToker’s alleged travel hack for sneaking an extra bag on flight goes viral
A TikTok video went viral of a woman sneaking an extra bag onto an airplane in this hilarious hack. The original video has gathered 13.2 million views and 2.7 million likes. One viewer wrote, “Saving this for next time I fly!”Ashlin’s travel hack could help some women take advantage of cheap flights before prices rise as the pandemic comes to an end, allowing for more travel. Ashlin shared her travel hack in a now-viral TikTok video that has gathered 13.2M views. The popular Walker Twins recently had a viral video of their “travel hack,” which got mixed reviews.
Homeless man randomly slaps cyclist in Lower Manhattan: cops
A homeless man randomly assaulted a 53-year-old bike rider in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning, cops said. The attack occurred just after 10:15 a.m. when 38-year-old Lonnie Watlington slapped the cyclist with his hand at Liberty and West streets in Battery Park City, according to police. The victim suffered a cut to his forehead and was treated on scene, authorities said. Lonnie Watlington randomly assaulted a 53-year-old bike rider. William FarringtonCops caught up to Watlington, whose address comes back as a Brooklyn men’s shelter, and charged him with assault, police said.
D.C. government employees prepare for return to their workplaces starting Monday
Officials continue to monitor the spread of the delta variant. D.C. Health Director LaQuandra Nesbitt said Friday that of the positive coronavirus tests that the District has sequenced, less than 1 percent of them are the delta variant. In Virginia, 88 cases of the delta variant had been detected as of Friday, up from 67 last week and 48 the week before. The delta cases are concentrated in Central and Northern Virginia, but present throughout the state, according to state data.
Mall snake: Huge python found after escape in Louisiana shopping center
A snake that went missing from the Mall of Louisiana’s Blue Zoo Aquarium was found early Thursday morning. Care has been found, safe and healthy!” the Blue Zoo Aquarium said. “We’ve hired a company using infrared, additionally, local plumbing and HVAC companies continue to snake cameras throughout all possible openings and small areas. We have heat and food sources to draw her in as well and have a veterinarian on standby,” Blue Zoo said. “It feels great because I know that her skin had been drying out after being up there for so long.
Faces of the dead emerge from lost African American graveyard
Under the direction of Burnston, the remains were carefully removed from the cemetery in 1979 and 1980 when nearby Route 15 was being expanded. The graves were thought by some locals to be Native American. More than half the graves had to be removed. Dozens more are still there.
Opinion : Richmond’s Lee statue, after 131 years, is an unpardonable insult
By the time of the Lee statue dedication in 1890, it was apparent to Boutwell and the Daily Traveler that the proliferation of Confederate memorials was but a symbol of the victory of the Lost Cause campaign of the South in rehabilitating notions of white supremacy. The next several decades saw the spread of Jim Crow laws and the institutional racism, South and North, that has crippled our society well into the 21st century. Only now, sparked by the George Floyd murder and Black Lives Matter protests, is the United States beginning to seriously reckon with that legacy.
Evening Edition: Underwater Drones Will Defend And Discover
The future of military control and defense of the high seas will eventually be in the hands of unmanned, underwater vehicles. Experts also say these ‘underwater drones’ will be used to revolutionize the finding of sunken ships and ocean research. FOX’s Trey Yingst speaks with Dr. Robert Ballard, explorer, oceanographer and author of ‘Into The Deep: Memoirs From The Man Who Discovered The Titanic’, about the future of the United States Navy and his own life of adventure including the story of how the ‘Titanic’ wreckage was found.
President Biden Defends Afghanistan Withdrawal
This Week:President Biden announced on Thursday that U.S. troops will be coming home from Afghanistan by August 31, running ahead of schedule of the original September 11 deadline. As American forces are pulled out of Afghanistan, locally employed civilians (LECs) and their families who served the U.S. military as interpreters are being hunted and assassinated by Taliban fighters. Rachel Sutherland speaks with Chief Economist at Moody Analytics, Mark Zandi about the job market, Americans returning to work and how it impacts the economy going forward. As COVID-19 restrictions loosen across the United States, Americans are removing their masks and returning to concerts, large events, and professional sports. Fox News Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram, discusses the specific challenge Capitol Hill faces in addressing MiLB’s need.
Virginia school steers $24,000 to consulting firm for equity training, race programs for teachers
A Loudoun County, Virginia, high school dished out $24,000 to a racial equity firm that had already collected nearly half a million dollars from the county for providing race programs, documents show. According to a contract provided to Fox News, the Sterling, Va.-based Park View High School paid cash to The Equity Collaborative, a North Carolina-based consulting firm, for six virtual equity training sessions for educators between Feb. 1 and April 12. The contract appears to be the first between a Virginia school and the Equity Collaborative. Although LCPS has denied teaching CRT, an invoice shows the Equity Collaborative explicitly charging the school system for training related to "critical race theory." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"In explaining LCPS' equity priorities, it might be helpful to state what they are not.
Cat found at condo collapse site after more than 2 weeks: 'This is a miracle'
One family who lost everything in the Surfside condo collapse last month received a small miracle Friday when their cat was found alive. However, Edgar Gonzalez, the father, has been missing since the June 24 collapse, Local News 10 reported. The family cat, Binx, had also remained missing as workers cleared the site looking for any signs of life. GEORGIA PET OWNER MUST SURRENDER EXOTIC AFRICAN CAT THAT ESCAPED, ENTERED NEIGHBOR'S HOME: REPORTSAfter all that, Binx finally turned up – alive – wandering around the collapse site, WSVN reported. Gaspari called Binx "a miracle" for the Surfside community.
Iraqi war veteran says judge ‘punished’ him in custody case for calling VA hotline
An Iraqi war veteran claims he’s being "punished" by a Long Island judge for calling the Veterans Affairs helpline about his messy child custody case — ultimately costing him time with his two kids. "You’re told at the VA if you ever think you want to talk … use this helpline," Gonedes explained. "I did what I was told … I really just feel I was punished for it." Gonedes, meanwhile, said he’s afraid to ever call the helpline again — and he’s warned his other veteran friends about his situation. "This is an egregious case where a judge abridged my clients’ rights to impose her own view on the visitation they should have."
Harry Styles, bikini-clad Olivia Wilde share a steamy kiss during romantic Italian getaway
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde seem to be enjoying themselves during their romantic getaway. During their romantic vacation, the two were seen sharing a kiss on a boat while a bikini-clad Wilde laid out reading a book. According to Page Six, the two are currently vacationing at Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, a five-star resort, on the Argentario Coast of Tuscany. OLIVIA WILDE PRAISES HARRY STYLES IN HEARTFELT POST ABOUT UPCOMING FILM ‘DON’T WORRY DARLING': ‘BLEW US AWAY’The exclusive resort only has 29 rooms and suites go for around $3,500 a night. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPLast week, they visited the Island of Giglio near Tuscany after spending time in the town of Porto Ercole on Monte Argentario.
Big Tech under fire: Which companies appear most at risk?
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailBig Tech under fire: Which companies appear most at risk? Alex Kantrowitz, Big Technology founder, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss President Biden's executive order aimed at cracking down on Big Tech companies.
37 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week (July 3-9)
Each week at HuffPost, we scour Twitter to find the funniest posts about our furballs being complete goofballs. They’re sure to make you howl. (And if you want some more, no need to beg. Check out last week’s batch right here.)
Wall Street posts record closing highs as financials lead rebound
People are seen on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021. U.S. 10-year Treasury notes fell on Friday, halting an eight-day price rise, while the S&P 500 financials sector (.SPSY) jumped 2.9% in the sector's biggest daily percentage gain since March 1. For the week, the Dow is up 0.2%, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq each added 0.4%. Among individual stocks, Levi Strauss & Co (LEVI.N)rose 1.4% as it forecast a strong full-year profit after beating quarterly earnings estimates on improving demand across its markets for jeans, tops, and jackets. The S&P 500 posted 44 new 52-week highs and no new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 60 new highs and 32 new lows.
After hottest June ever, U.S. braces for new heatwave in West
A man runs with his dog as a surfing class enters the ocean during a heatwave in Oceanside, California, U.S., June 17, 2021. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of the West through Monday evening, predicting "dangerously hot conditions" including temperatures up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius) in Death Valley, California. Temperatures are expected to soar above 100 degrees F (40 degrees C) in multiple states. This comes after the hottest June in 127 years of record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. Eight states recorded their hottest June on record and another six states logged their second hottest June, the NOAA said.
EXPLAINER: How Richard Branson will ride own rocket to space
(Virgin Galactic via AP)This Sept. 8, 2016 photo made available by Virgin Galactic shows the company's Spaceship Unity and Mothership Eve. (Virgin Galactic via AP)Virgin Galactic will become the first rocket company to launch the boss when Richard Branson straps into one of his sleek, shiny space planes this weekend. ROCKET PLANEADVERTISEMENTVirgin Galactic’s space plane, Unity, will take off attached to a specially designed double aircraft nicknamed Eve after Branson’s late mother. The rocket plane will glide back, NASA space shuttle style, to conclude about 15 minutes of free flight. A 2007 rocket motor test in California’s Mojave Desert left three workers dead and three more injured.
Easier refunds and ending surprise fees: What Biden executive order means for airlines
President Joe Biden's sweeping executive order aimed at cracking down on corporate consolidation and encouraging competition also includes some potential relief for airline passengers who've been hit with increased fees in recent years. It also orders the agency "to consider issuing rules that require baggage, change, and cancellation fees to be clearly disclosed to the customer," the document said. "Reduced competition contributes to increasing fees like baggage and cancellation fees. These fees are often raised in lockstep, demonstrating a lack of meaningful competitive pressure, and are often hidden from consumers at the point of purchase," the fact sheet said. Under existing DOT rules, passengers are entitled to a refund if bags are lost, but not if they're delayed.
Washington state is latest to pass heat rules for workers
ADVERTISEMENT“The heat experienced in our state this year has reached catastrophic levels,” Washington Gov. The scramble to protect workers follows a heat wave that hit the Northwest and British Columbia at the end of June and broke all-time heat records in places like Seattle and Portland, Oregon. An immigrant from Guatemala who was part of an outdoor crew moving irrigation lines at a Oregon plant nursery was among those who died in the heat wave. “The recent heat wave is a reminder that extreme temperatures can be a real danger in the workplace. With more hot weather on the way, we’re taking action now,” said Joel Sacks, director of the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries.
Heat Wave Killed 1 Billion Sea Creatures And Scientists Fear It Could Even Be Worse
Heat Wave Killed 1 Billion Sea Creatures And Scientists Fear It Could Even Be WorseEnlarge this image toggle caption Christopher Harley/University of British Columbia Christopher Harley/University of British ColumbiaWith the Pacific region hitting record-setting temperatures in the last few weeks, a new study from Canada shows the heat waves' enormous impact on marine life: an estimated 1 billion sea creatures on the coast of Vancouver have died as a result of the heat, a researcher says. But that number is likely to be much higher, professor Christopher Harley from the University of British Columbia says. Harley reaches his estimates by counting the number of sea creatures, mostly mussels, in a section that he says is representative of an entire beach. And once you really start factoring in all these different species, it's been a huge catastrophe for marine life," he said. Enlarge this image toggle caption Christopher Harley/University of British Columbia Christopher Harley/University of British ColumbiaThat many sea creatures dying at once not only impacts ocean life but terrestrial creatures as well — from birds who feed on sea life to humans running fisheries and consuming seafood.
Pair Your Pints With A Trip Through History On This British Pub Crawl Across London
Pair Your Pints With A Trip Through History On This British Pub Crawl Across LondonEnlarge this image toggle caption Frank Langfitt/NPR Frank Langfitt/NPRAs more people get vaccinated, they are beginning to think about travel again. Enlarge this image toggle caption Frank Langfitt/NPR Frank Langfitt/NPRThat food was very basic. Enlarge this image toggle caption Frank Langfitt/NPR Frank Langfitt/NPR"We worked as restaurant managers," said Belben, referring to his co-founder, chef David Eyre. Enlarge this image toggle caption Frank Langfitt/NPR Frank Langfitt/NPR"People were really excited about it," Belben recalled. Enlarge this image toggle caption Frank Langfitt/NPR Frank Langfitt/NPR"It's unbelievable.
Get ready for peak earnings growth as second-quarter results kick off next week
Stock indexes pull back from record territory on Thursday as growth concerns come into focus, but equities still could get a boost next week from the kickoff of second-quarter earnings. See full story. Elizabeth Warren blasts Wells Fargo for ending personal lines of credit — here’s why that decision could hurt your credit score'Wells Fargo needs to make this right,' the senator tweeted. See full story.
Chinese Fintech Sentage Pops Nearly 600% in Market Debut
Chinese fintech Sentage Holdings is based in Shanghai. DreamstimeShares of Sentage Holdings, a Chinese fintech, soared nearly 600% on Friday, their first day of trading. Sentage (ticker: SNTG) stock opened on the Nasdaq at $42.99 and closed at $34.89, up $29.89 from its offer price. The Shanghai company raised $20 million on Thursday after selling 4 million shares at $5 each, the low end of its $5-to-$6 price range. Network 1 Financial Securities is the underwriter on the deal.
How more oversight could help save condo infrastructures
ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) -A Japanese official choked up with tears on Friday as he apologised for the cancellation of Olympic tickets, a moment that crystallised the country's pain at seeing the Tokyo 2020 Games overshadowed by a worsening COVID-19 pandemic. The display of emotion from Hidenori Suzuki, the official in charge of ticket sales for Tokyo 2020, came a day after organisers bowed to political pressure and rising infections in the capital, barring almost all fans from the Games just two weeks before they are due to start. He fought back tears and paused in his speech when he was asked about the feelings of staff at the organising team following the decision to ban spectators.
Zynga’s Coming Earnings Report Might Disappoint. Why the Stock Is Still a Buy.
Shares of Zynga fell Friday, after a KeyBanc analyst warned investors that the mobile videogame company’s second-quarter earnings won’t include the typical upside investors have come to expect. Zynga shares fell 1.4% to $10.53 during regular trading Friday, amid a broad rally across stocks. The slowing spending could hurt Zynga’s live services, games that the company updates regularly to keep people involved, Parker wrote. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, videogame companies have benefited from people stuck inside with little in the form of entertainment. Even after the pandemic restrictions ease, people can still play short sessions of mobile games wherever they are, Gibeau said.
The tech crackdown in China is 'a paradigm shift': China Beige Book CEO
South China Morning PostChina's government regulators suspect that the June 30 initial public offering by Didi-Chuxing in New York was a deliberate act of deceit, a characterisation that underscores the severity of the fundraising exercise and the potential storm to come, according to four sources familiar with the matter. The Beijing-based ride-hailing service raised US$4.4 billion in a stock sale in the US even while its core business is in China - where it dominates 90 per cent of the market. Some officials are priv
Amazon and Facebook are unnamed targets of Biden’s executive order
The executive order from Biden calls on the FTC to establish stricter rules over mergers, making it harder for larger tech companies to swallow up their smaller competitors — just like Facebook has with Instagram and WhatsApp. The order also calls on the FTC and DOJ to use flexibility in existing antitrust laws to retroactively unwind “bad mergers” completed under prior administrations. Amazon’s use of third-party seller data is also the focus of an ongoing FTC antitrust investigation. How much impact the president’s executive order will have remains unclear. While advocates for corralling Big Tech and bringing transparency to internet pricing may praise the executive order, there’s no guarantee that any of it will go into effect.
Duck Creek Technologies CEO on Q3 earnings beat: Insurance companies 'are all looking to go through some sort of digital transformation'
ReutersThe Biden administration on Friday added 14 Chinese companies and other entities to its economic blacklist over alleged human rights abuses and high-tech surveillance in Xinjiang. The Commerce Department said the companies had been "implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass detention, and high technology surveillance against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region." They include the China Academy of Electronics and Information Technology; Xinjiang Lianhai Chuangzhi Information Technology Co; Shenzhen Cobber Information Technology Co; Xinjiang Sailing Information Technology; Beijing Geling Shentong Information Technology; Shenzhen Hua'antai Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.; and Chengdu Xiwu Security System Alliance Co., Ltd.
Ransomware has surged — Why the attacks are ‘going crazy right now’
According to George Kurtz, CEO of cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike (CRWD), the company is seeing a “massive” increase in ransomware attacks. “And it’s only getting worse.”The most recent high-profile attack saw IT remote management software maker Kaseya hit by a supply chain-style ransomware attack, which impacted as many as 1,500 businesses. The suspected group behind the attack, REvil, is seeking a $70 million ransom to call it off. In the instance of the Colonial Pipeline hack, the attackers got away with a $4.6 million ransom, though the U.S. recovered $2.3 million. But until countries act to slow the spread of ransomware, the attacks will continue to haunt private companies and governments around the world.
Here’s what to do if attacked by a grizzly bear. It worked for this man in East Idaho
A man who was attacked by a grizzly bear in eastern Idaho on Friday did the right thing by playing dead. “If you are attacked by a brown/grizzly bear, leave your pack on and PLAY DEAD,” according to the National Park Service’s webpage on bear attacks (emphasis theirs). Spread your legs to make it harder for the bear to turn you over.”The Park Service also recommends remaining still until the bear leaves the area. “Fighting back usually increases the intensity of such attacks,” according to the National Park Service. “If you are attacked by a black bear, DO NOT PLAY DEAD,” according to the Park Service (again, emphasis theirs).
Cat that lived in collapsed Surfside condo tower is found safe, reunited with family
Binx, a cat that lived on the ninth floor of Champlain Towers South condo, was found safe two weeks after the building collapsed and has been reunited with its family, an animal rescue organization said. The cat was found near the rubble and was taken Thursday night to Kitty Campus, an organization that cares for community cats in Miami Beach. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s office confirmed to the Miami Herald Friday that a cat was found, but declined to provide more details out of respect to the family. The cat was identified as Binx, who lived in unit #904. That unit belonged to Angela and Edgar Gonzalez, who lived in the building with their daughters, Deven and Tayler, and their dog, Daisy.
Delta variant sparks COVID outbreak in Oklahoma gymnastics gym — 85% were unvaccinated
A COVID-19 outbreak in an Oklahoma gymnastics gym infected 47 people in just over two weeks, including gymnasts, staff members and household contacts — 40 of them unvaccinated, federal health officials report. The outbreak, which occurred between April 15 and May 3, adds to existing evidence that suggests the delta variant has higher attack rates than other variants of concern, meaning it can infect more people after exposure. Forty of the infected people were unvaccinated, three were partially vaccinated with one dose completed and four were fully vaccinated. A country music festival in Colorado has also led to a coronavirus outbreak that infected four staff members and 13 attendees. And of the more than 18,000 coronavirus deaths in May, only about 150 were fully vaccinated people, or about 0.8%.
The Delta variant makes up most U.S. covid-19 cases
Reuters VideosThe Taliban said on Friday (July 9) it had seized control of 85% of Afghanistan, with fighters tightening their grip on strategic areas.Intensifying international concerns over problems getting medicines and supplies into the country.Government officials dismissed the assertion by the Sunni Muslim insurgent group as being part of a propaganda campaign it has launched as foreign forces, including the United States, withdraw.Local Afghan officials said Taliban fighters, emboldened by the troop withdrawal, had captured an important district in Herat province, home to tens of thousands of minority Shi'ite Hazaras.Torghundi, a northern town on the border with Turkmenistan, was also captured by the Taliban overnight, Afghan and Taliban officials said.Russia's foreign ministry said the militant group controlled at least two thirds of Afghan territory.A Taliban delegation is in Moscow, seeking to address its fears that radical Islamists could infiltrate Central Asia...as hundreds of Afghan security personnel and refugees flee across the border into Iran and Tajikistan. Three Taliban officials sought to reassure Russia at a news conference, saying the group wanted to prevent Islamic State from being active in Afghanistan and would not allow Afghan territory to be used to attack its neighbors.As fighting continued, the WHO's regional emergencies director, Rick Brennan, said at least 18.4 million people require humanitarian assistance, including 3.1 million children at risk of acute malnutrition. "I think the concerns are, as was mentioned, the departure of health care workers fearing for the security of their families and themselves. As I said, we're already beginning to see the return of some of them. We are concerned about our lack of access to be able to provide essential medicines and supplies and we are concerned about attacks on health care.”Brennan said the Taliban had asked informally for support keeping health services going in the areas it had seized.
Illinois trucker accused of impregnating 13-year-old on trip pleads guilty, feds say
An Illinois truck driver accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl in his semi has pleaded guilty, officials said. In 2015, Skaggs began communicating with a 15-year-old boy from Virginia on Facebook and befriended his family. During these visits, Skaggs told the boy’s younger sister she was “pretty” and suggested they be “more than just friends,” the complaint said. Skaggs took the brother and sister on a road trip in his semi that summer with the permission of their mom. North Texas man attempts to prostitute 8-year-old for $800 an hour, sheriff saysGeorgia man recruited homeless people to carry out bank fraud scam, feds say
Cuban drug regulator gives emergency approval to Abdala COVID-19 vaccine
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba’s drug regulator announced on Friday it had granted emergency approval of the Abdala COVID-19 vaccine, which is already being deployed on the Caribbean island nation amid a surge in infections. Approval by the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices should help with the selling and licensing abroad of Abdala, which Cuba says has a 92.28% efficacy against the coronavirus. A second locally produced COVID-19 vaccine, Soberana 2, is expected to be approved in the next few weeks. Communist-run Cuba is battling a prolonged surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Beta and now Delta variants. COVID-19 cases in Cuba nearly doubled on Friday to 6,422 amid an explosion in infections in the province of Matanzas.
Travel stocks fly higher as UK government scraps quarantine for fully vaccinated
Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced that the change in England, which potentially opens up travel to 140 countries, will take effect from 19 July. "I can confirm today that from 19 July, UK residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK vaccine rollout will no longer have to self-isolate when they return to England," Mr Shapps told the Commons. "In essence, this means that for fully vaccinated travellers, the requirements for green and amber list countries are the same." Children under the age of 18 will not have to isolate on return if arriving from amber list countries, Shapps confirmed. Tim Alderslade, chief executive of Airlines UK, said: “Today's foreign travel announcement is a positive move towards the genuine reopening the sector has been looking for.
Holiday bookings surge after UK amber list changes
Photo: David Benito/Getty ImagesBookings for flights and holidays have surged since the UK government announced that fully vaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine in England when returning from amber-listed countries. Budget airline easyJet (EZJ.L) said that bookings to destinations on the amber list increased by 400% since the relaxing of the rules on Thursday, adding that holiday bookings were more than 440% up on the previous week. "I can confirm today that from 19 July, UK residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK vaccine rollout will no longer have to self-isolate when they return to England," Shapps said in the Commons. Story continues"In essence, this means that for fully vaccinated travellers, the requirements for green and amber list countries are the same." Children under the age of 18 will not have to isolate on return if arriving from amber list countries, Shapps confirmed.
AP Interview: Afghan warlord slams govt, quick US goodbye
Ata Mohammad Noor, who is among those behind the latest attempt to halt the Taliban advances by creating more militias, told The Associated Press that the Afghan military is badly demoralized. He said Washington’s quick exit left the Afghan military logistically unprepared for the Taliban onslaught. “It was surprising for me that in 24 hours, 19 districts of Badakhshan were surrendered without a fight,” said Noor. Once the governor of Balkh province, where Mazar-e-Sharif is the capital, he effectively still runs the province. Noor also criticized the Afghan government’s fighting strategy, saying the Afghan National Security and Defense forces' leadership has overused its elite commando units.
Tomi Lahren is latest to compare pandemic rules to Nazism in critiquing flight attendants' mask enforcements
Lahren took issue with some flight attendants' enforcement of federal mask mandates on airplanes during a segment on the show "Outnumbered." Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post. Lahren, who once referred to social distancing as "willful slavery," said the strict enforcement of mask mandates is irritating some airline passengers. Story continues"It drops beneath your nose," Lahren said, referencing a slipping mask, and flight attendants are "constantly getting mad at you." "If you talked with some flight attendants, they would certainly say this is the worst we've ever seen it," Nelson said, less than a month after a passenger allegedly knocked out a flight attendant's teeth.
U.S. and Colombia sending agents to Haiti to help probe president's killing
Police in Haiti said the assassination was carried out by a commando unit of 26 Colombian and 2 Haitian-American mercenaries. Haitian officials have not given a motive for Moise's killing or explained how the assassins got past his security detail. More than a thousand people gathered outside the U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince on Friday, following a rumor the United States might offer people asylum. "The assassination... has provoked a political and institutional vacuum at the highest level of state," said Haitian opposition politician Andre Michel. Joseph has appeared to take charge of the situation, but Henry - who is viewed more favorably by the opposition - told Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste he did not consider Joseph the legitimate prime minister.
Arrest made in triple homicide that left golf pro Gene Siller dead on Georgia golf course
Authorities arrested and charged a man on Thursday suspected of killing three men before fleeing a Georgia golf course on Saturday. According to police, 46-year-old golf pro Gene Siller approached a white Dodge Ram pickup truck that drove onto the 10th green at Pinetree Country Club on Saturday. Officials believe that Siller may have been shot simply because he approached a crime in progress. Police declined to speculate on a motive in the Pierson and Valdez killings or why the truck was driven onto the golf course. Authorities detained Rhoden on Thursday in Dekalb County, about 25 miles from the location of the Siller shooting.
How Neurable headphones could help you focus
BenzingaA few years ago, it seemed almost daily that the news reported an exploded device. A company was scrutinized for not doing its due diligence before releasing such a dangerous product to the public. Hoverboards, smartphones and laptops caught on fire, burning people in their sleep, or unexpectedly catching them off guard. In most cases, the explosion wasn’t due to a manufacturing error. The cause was most often from shrinking device size, which spurred a race to have the smallest, most effective
Sofia Vergara, 48, poses in colorful swimsuit on tropical vacation
On Thursday, the 48-year-old actress shared a photo of herself on vacation sporting a colorful one-piece Dolce & Gabbana bathing suit and coverup. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Vergara, who is a former model and far from the only celebrity that uses photo editing apps, has spoken about the way social media has affected women's body confidence. Now with the social media and all the craziness with the internet … you see how women look everywhere in the world.
State official who raised billing concerns about Eleanor Slater Hospital resigns
PROVIDENCE — The chief financial officer of the agency that runs Rhode Island’s troubled hospital has resigned, the state said. Jennifer White, who had also led Eleanor Slater Hospital as interim CEO until April, resigned effective Saturday. White had been placed on leave from her job as chief financial officer of the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals in late June. Her last day is Saturday, the state said.
The latest COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts
The state also reported that 87 patients with COVID-19 were in the hospital. Massachusetts on Friday reported 169 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 0 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, and another 9,952 vaccinations administered, the Department of Public Health said. Below are charts based on daily and weekly reports from the state that show how Massachusetts is doing in the battle against the coronavirus. AdvertisementAs of July 2021, the state Department of Public Health releases coronavirus case, death, and hospitalization data each weekday and no longer releases data on weekends. Weekly graphics:The following derive from data included in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s weekly coronavirus public health dashboard.
‘You’re just engulfed by the screen’: Movie fans relish the chance to return to beloved Coolidge Corner Theatre
BROOKLINE — Before the pandemic, John Voss and his wife, Mira, could often be found in the center of the third row at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. “You’re just engulfed by the screen, yet you have people around you,” said Voss, a 76-year-old Brookline resident. Since reopening May 13, the community landmark has come alive with moviegoers anxious to lose themselves again in the big screen. AdvertisementIn dark, cozy theaters like Coolidge Corner, the movies are providing a welcome, familiar escape from the troubles that hopefully are behind us. John Voss, 76, brought his wife, Mira, a cup of hot tea before they watched “Summer of Soul” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
Harvard Business School’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer to start in September
Harvard Business School will head into the fall with its first chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a move that establishes a key structure outlined in its plan for long-term racial equity. Terrill Drake will lead the development of a strategy to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the school. One of his key tasks, according to HBS’s racial equity action plan, is to formulate a plan for culture change that will require students, faculty, and staff to sharpen their interpersonal skills. “I’m excited and humbled to have the opportunity to lead the charge on diversity, equity, and inclusion at Harvard Business School,” Drake said in a press release. “The commitment to improve, and the humility with which the School has approached the work thus far, sets the stage for real progress in the years ahead.”
On the Common, a public restroom wrapped with beautiful art
Chavez’s “Togetherness” is wrapped around the public restroom trailer that opened Thursday, a project spearheaded by the nonprofit Friends of the Public Garden. “For the past couple of years they’ve been using imagery that is old maps of Boston or old imagery of Boston,” Chavez said in an interview. Elizabeth Vizza, president of Friends of the Public Garden, said in an interview that she worried artists wouldn’t want their designs on a public restroom. Chavez, however, said the mural wrap project appealed to her for that very reason. “I love being able to work with structure,” said Chavez, who completed a similar wraparound for the Cambridge Public Library in 2019.
Tropical Storm Elsa: How much rain fell in your town?
Tropical Storm Elsa barreled through Massachusetts on Friday, bringing buckets of rain and whipping wind to the area. Flooding was reported in some parts of the state as rainfall totals piled up. Here’s a look at the rainfall reports submitted to the National Weather Service service as of Friday afternoon. The weather service collects rainfall data from volunteers around the region, so some communities may have more than one rainfall report. BRISTOL COUNTYATTLEBORO 2.65 IN 02:46 PM
How much rain did Rhode Island get during Tropical Storm Elsa? Here are the top rainfall totals
PROVIDENCE — Tropical Storm Elsa, the fifth storm of the 2021 hurricane season, drenched Rhode Islanders on Friday. The storm didn’t affect the Ocean State as badly as it did Florida, when it was a Category 1 hurricanebut it was strong enough put state agencies on alert and knock out power to thousands of people earlier in the day. A flash flood warning remains in effect in Rhode Island until 9 p.m. for northwestern Bristol County, Kent County, Providence County, and northern Washington County. The National Hurricane Center discontinued the tropical storm warning for all of Long Island and the coast of New England west of Watch Hill, R.I., during its p.m. advisory, the 38th report it issued since Elsa became a tropical storm July 1.
Overwhelmed veterinarians struggle with staggering surge in pet visits
Rossi had waited two hours just to get his cat seen by a veterinarian, and now he would have to wait some more. Veterinarians are inundated with the volume of pet owners coming in for visits at Angell Animal Medical Center and other clinics. More than 11 million US households took in a new pet during the pandemic as of last September, according to the American Pet Products Association. “There’s really a lot lost when you can’t have face-to-face interactions with the pet owner,” Prentiss said. She had waited at Angell for 2½ hours before Lola, a 12-year-old miniature schnauzer, could be checked for bladder stones.
‘Boo Boo’ the bear killed after medical van collision in Marion, state officials confirm
An agency spokesperson later confirmed the bear referred to in the statement was in fact Boo Boo. On the morning of June 15, for example, the town of Duxbury was abuzz when local police said a resident living on Elm Street spotted Boo Boo in the backyard around 8:30 a.m. that morning eating birdseed. A second video, posted to Facebook by Duxbury police, showed Boo Boo running off into a wooded area near Elm Street. You were one of the good ones.”“As the unofficial anthropomorphic voice of Boo Boo, we are devastated to learn of his passing,” the account tweeted Thursday, when the Patriot Ledger first reported the bear’s death. “We are grateful for the joy he brought to us in real life and on Twitter while exploring the many wonders of the South Shore.
First Joey Chestnut bobblehead unveiled (some hot dogs included, but not all 76)
Just days after Joey Chestnut’s latest Fourth of July win, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled a limited-edition bobblehead of the competitive-eating champion. The bobblehead features the man nicknamed “Jaws” for his eating prowess holding a platter of hot dogs and standing atop a hot dog podium. Chestnut won his 14th title and the coveted mustard belt at Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Sunday when he gulped down a record-breaking 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes, breaking his own record of 75 hot dogs in 2020. Related Articles San Jose’s Joey Chestnut wins 14th hot dog eating title, sets new record Ranked No. 1 in the world by Major League Eating, Chestnut holds an estimated 50 world eating records – for downing everything from apple pie and asparagus to waffles and wings.
Alameda County’s COVID cases spike among the unvaccinated after June reopening
Alameda County’s coronavirus cases have spiked dramatically since California’s June reopening, sparking fears that the county could see a wave of preventable hospitalizations and deaths among unvaccinated people. The “vast majority” of cases are among unvaccinated people, the county said. But overall, infections remain far below the staggering numbers that were reported during past winter and summer surges, and Bay Area vaccination rates are among the highest in the state. In Oakland, the 94601, 94621 and 94605 ZIP codes — where vaccination rates are trailing the overall county rate — have seen the highest case rates per capita, according to Alameda County dashboards. County Executive Jeff Smith said while the county’s vaccination rate is comfortably high — with 75.6% of residents 12 and older fully vaccinated — the health department is “closely watching” new cases, which are largely among unvaccinated people.
Amid drought year, Contra Costa Water District asks for 10% voluntary cutback
As this year’s historic drought stretches on, the Contra Costa Water District is asking its customers to voluntarily reduce their water consumption by 10%. Gavin Newsom has declared 41 counties in California to be in a state of drought emergency, and Contra Costa County is one of them. But the measure approved by the water district board Wednesday only calls for a voluntary cut in water usage, not a mandatory reduction. The district has 500,000 customers in central and eastern Contra Costa County. Directors at the meeting were optimistic about Contra Costa Water’s long-term water supply, especially in light of how residents responded the last time there was a drought.
U.S. swimmers confident Olympic lockdown won’t affect them — but psychologist says it’s inevitable
The Olympic opening ceremony is scheduled for July 23, but the competition runs from July 21 to Aug. 8. As Olympic great Michael Phelps told the U.S. swimmers in a video call this week, only worry about what they can control. Bean added that the ban on spectators probably will affect the Tokyo Games beyond the atmosphere fans help create. The fan ban could help Team USA, he said. Eight-time medalist Allison Schmitt qualified for her fourth Olympic team at age 31.
6 creative outdoor shower ideas
Start small by installing hooks as your first outdoor shower ideaSimple but necessary, hooks are the perfect starting point for adding a decorative touch to your outdoor shower. Color can make your outdoor shower popRegardless of the design or material that your outdoor shower is made of, you can make it your own by adding pops of color. When thinking of outdoor shower ideas, start from the shower head by hanging fresh eucalyptus or lavender. While you may go for something clear and plastic in your indoor shower, go for something with more natural materials for an outdoor shower. No matter the outdoor shower ideas you have, there are many options that fit different décor styles or environments, and some even lock.
Phoenix weather: Excessive heat warning extended, small chance of rain Saturday
While Phoenix and other parts of northwest Arizona remained in an excessive heat warning on Friday, rain chances increased for southeastern parts of the state, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Larry Hopper. Even though Phoenix’s excessive heat warning will extend till Sunday, there remains a 20% chance of rain and as high as 30% of storm winds on Saturday, Hopper explained. Moisture in the region kept Phoenix temperatures during the excessive heat warning from building but also stopped the area from cooling off overnight, keeping temperatures at around 94 degrees — 10 degrees hotter than average, according to Hopper. That moisture would increase the chances for storms on Saturday, especially in southeastern Arizona. All this moist weather has been wetter than usual due to excessive heat to the north and hurricanes to the east, according to Hopper.
Wildlife officers remove mountain lion from under a deck in Englewood
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers tranquilized and relocated a mountain lion that was found under a deck at an Englewood home Thursday night. The mountain lion was released Friday morning “in a more appropriate habitat” in Douglas County, wildlife officials said. “The reason we chose to go hands on with this mountain lion was because it was so deep in the heart of the city,” Area Wildlife Manager Matt Martinez said in a statement Friday. “We are glad this operation worked out so smoothly for that neighborhood and for the mountain lion.”The 60-pound female mountain lion was estimated to be 2 years old and was in good condition. It’s possible it could be the same mountain lion, which may have navigated northwest up Willow Creek and Little Dry Creek into Englewood, officials said.
Where to eat and drink near Fiserv Forum before, during and after Milwaukee Bucks games
Kid-friendly: Kid-friendly menu options, high chairs and booster seats. Kid-friendly menu options, high chairs and booster seats. Food: Lunch, dinner, plus brunch on weekends, with about a dozen different brat plates. Lunch, dinner, plus brunch on weekends, with about a dozen different brat plates. Kid-friendly: Kid-friendly menu options, along with high chairs and booster seats.
Bucks Game 4 tickets will be raffled off to people who get COVID-19 vaccine at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday
The Milwaukee Bucks announced that two free Game 4 tickets will be raffled off to anyone who receives a COVID vaccination between 6 and 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Fiserv Forum Plaza. The Milwaukee Health Department will be distributing the vaccines outside of Fiserv Forum shortly before Game 4 of the NBA Finals, according to a news release from the health department. The raffle will take place at 7:45 p.m., 15 minutes before the game is scheduled to start at Fiserv Forum. The health department said it will have the two-dose Pfizer and one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines available at the plaza, located at 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave. “Thanks to their generosity and commitment to the health and safety of their fans, we have vaccinated over 130 Bucks fans since our first clinic at Fiserv Forum."
Propuesta podría impedir que las cárceles de Illinois detengan a inmigrantes
Chicago’s most violent weekend of 2021: 104 shot, 19 of them killed. 13 kids among the woundedBy 5 p.m. Monday, Chicago had recorded 2,000 shootings this year, a Sun-Times’ database shows.
WW II nurse, traveler and card sharp celebrates 100th birthday
(Nancy LaPointe)Arlene Johnson is shown in her World War II nursing uniform in 1945. (Nancy LaPointe)Arlene Johnson was with her family in June during an early 100th birthday celebration in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Nancy LaPointe)Arlene Johnson, who will turn 100 on Saturday, is pictured with her daughter Nancy LaPointe. (Nancy LaPointe)Arlene Johnson, who will turn 100 on Saturday, is shown during an early birthday celebration in June. On Saturday, the longtime Las Vegas resident will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends.
South Florida school districts reviewing new CDC mask guidelines
Widespread mask-wearing is expected to continue this fall in some of the nation’s largest school districts, but not in others. In Detroit’s public schools, everyone will be required to wear a mask unless everyone in the classroom has been vaccinated. Philadelphia was planning to require masks, but the school district was reviewing the policy based on the new CDC guidance. Houston will not require masks at all because of the Texas law.
Column: Donald Trump vs. Big Tech: If you can’t beat ’em, raise money off of ’em
To get around that important technicality, Trump, as the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit he filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District in Florida, makes the far-fetched argument that the tech companies are “state actors,” which the Constitution describes as a person acting on behalf of a government body. Similar arguments have failed in the past, legal scholars say, which is not surprising, since Facebook appears to be acting on behalf of itself, not a government body.
Police ask for help finding woman, 91, missing from St. Paul’s North End
St. Paul police are asking for help finding a 91-year-old woman who left her North End home Friday morning. Shoua Lee last was seen in the 100 block of Biglow Lane between 6 and 6:30 a.m. Friday when she left for the store, said Steve Linders, a police spokesman. She has memory issues and speaks limited English, according to police. “Our officers have been out looking all over the area, knocking on doors and working with her family members, who are also actively looking for her,” Linders said. She was wearing a gray and white checkered sweater and a black and white hat.
Fireworks ignited trash in plastic dumpster and started fatal fire at NE Portland apartments, investigation indicates
Pre-dawn July Fourth fireworks ignited material in a large plastic dumpster tucked into the carport beneath the Heidi Manor apartments in Northeast Portland and set the wood-framed complex on fire, killing two men and leaving one woman critically injured, a Portland fire investigator said Friday. The fireworks burned rubbish inside the 4-cubic-yard dumpster and melted the entire container, said Craig Gault, a Portland fire investigator at the scene. Witnesses saw Thompson slowly roll across the street to an opposite curb, where neighbors raced to help him. They centered on the fire’s point of origin: the front west side of the carport, where the plastic dumpster sat under the building. The plastic dumpster had been placed beside a smaller, 1-cubic-yard metal dumpster that remained standing under the carport.
Colombians implicated in the assassination of Haitian President recruited by four companies and traveled to the Caribbean nation in two groups, according Colombia police
The woman, who identified herself only as “Yuli,” told Colombia’s W Radio that her husband, Francisco Uribe, was hired for $2,700 a month by a company named CTU to travel to the Dominican Republic, where he was told he would provide protection to some powerful families. She says she last spoke to him at 10 p.m. Wednesday — almost a day after Moise’s killing— and said he was on guard duty at a house where he and others were staying.
Connecticut will assess state COVID rules for schools after new guidance from CDC says fully vaccinated students and staff do not need masks indoors.
The CDC also said schools should make exceptions for those who cannot wear a mask because of a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Exceptions should also be made for individuals “for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as determined by the relevant workplace safety guidelines or federal regulations.” Schools should provide masks for students who need them, and disciplinary action should not be taken against student who do not have a mask, added the CDC.
Lottery scammer gets prison for swindling $1.2 million from elderly Connecticut retiree
Fernandez, who was born in Lucea in Hanover Parish, argued in court that he is “a simple farmer” and “devoted family man” who “was brought up in the violence of gangland Jamaica.” He said his younger brother was “stabbed more than sixty times, shot more than thirty times and set on fire because he could not pay extortion money.” At another point Fernandez said he was “captured and tortured by a local gang.”
Rev. Dick Allen, retiring after 33 years, gently led Glastonbury church to inclusiveness and care for everyone
“It was the first time for many of us that we were hearing gay people tell us their stories. They were very painful stories of being rejected by churches,” he said. “We wanted to love these people because they were so blooming honest with us.”
Daily coronavirus update: Connecticut will report COVID-19 related deaths weekly instead of daily
As of Friday, 67.7% of all Connecticut residents and 77.7% of those 12 and older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 61.5% of all residents and 70.6% of those 12 and older are fully vaccinated, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Former teacher's aide in Pickaway County accused of raping student seeks insanity plea
The attorney for a former teacher's aide for Teays Valley Local Schools in Pickaway County who is accused of raping a student has asked for a mental competency evaluation of her client and filed the initial paperwork Friday for a not guilty by reason of insanity plea. Davis, of the Pickaway County village of South Bloomfield, was arrested not long after. A closer look:More female teachers caught having sex with studentsShe pleaded not guilty to all the charges on June 10. Former Delaware County teacher sentenced: Brooke Wright pleaded guilty to having sex with 14-year-oldHeather MJ Carter, an assistant Pickaway County prosecutor, said Friday afternoon that having the judge order an evaluation will be the next step. Davis remains in custody at the Pickaway County Jail.
Massachusetts reports another day of 0 coronavirus deaths
Massachusetts health officials reported 0 coronavirus deaths and 169 new cases on Friday. The seven-day average of daily confirmed deaths is down to 1.6, close to the pandemic record low of 1.4 that was recorded late last month. There have a been a total of 17,646 confirmed coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts. The seven-day average of confirmed cases is 69, close to the record low of 64 on June 25. There are currently 11 intubated coronavirus patients across the state.
Nevada could record highs amid extreme heat this weekend
Laughlin, about 100 miles south of Las Vegas on the Nevada-Arizona border, is also expected to approach its all-time high temperature this weekend. Forecasters are predicting city, which faces the Colorado River, could hit 124 degrees Fahrenheit (51.11 degrees Celsius) on Saturday. Clark County, which includes Las Vegas and Laughlin, has set up 13 cooling stations for those in need of a break from the heat. Highs there forecast up to 105 (40.5 C) on Friday could reach 109 (42.7 C) by the weekend. New record highs on Thursday included 99 (37.2 C) in Eureka and 98 (36.6 C) in Ely.
Photos: Jovenel Moïse, Haiti's slain president, through the years
Haiti's president has been killed. Here's what you should know about the embattled leader, what's next for the Caribbean nation and what role America might play.
8 pivotal moments from NASA's Space Shuttle program
July 8 through July 21 marks one decade since the last NASA space shuttle flight, with the Atlantis shuttle launching on July 8, 2011, to spend 13 days partly delivering supplies to the International Space Station. On the 10th anniversary of that last space shuttle flight, let's take a spacewalk down memory lane. The NASA space shuttle journey began in 1972, when then-U.S. President Richard Nixon announced the intent to develop the world's first inexpensive, reusable space shuttle for travel into space. The first space shuttle flight, STS-1(Space Transportation System-1)Columbia, took off nine years later from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 12, 1981. Here are eight pivotal moments from the space shuttle era.
Woman arrested in freeway crash that killed mother, 5 kids
DEVELOPING... Story will be updated as new information can be verified. Updated 3 times AlertMePHOENIX — A fiery three-vehicle crash in which six people were killed and five others injured occurred after one driver who had a flat tire told her friend driving a second vehicle to change directions by crossing a freeway median to pull over and get help, authorities said. The crash split Natisha Moffitt’s car in half and it burst into flames, killing her and her five children, the DPS said. The drug charges apparently stemmed from a white powdery substance and a partly melted straw that a DPS probable-cause statement filed in court said a hospital security guard found in the surviving woman’s purse. Online court records didn’t list an attorney for the surviving driver who could comment on her behalf.
Russia blames increase in deaths in June on delta variant
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's state coronavirus task force says the number of deaths nationwide in June this year rose nearly 14% over June 2020, due to the spread of the delta variant that caused infections to soar and a record spike in deaths. On Friday, the task force reported 25,766 new infections. The delta variant is detected in 66% of cases, said Anna Popova, head of Russia's public health agency Rospotrebnadzor. Overall in the pandemic, Golikova's task force has reported a total of more than 5.7 million confirmed infections and 141,501 deaths. However, reports by Russia's state statistical service Rosstat that tally coronavirus-linked deaths retroactively reveal much higher numbers.
Colorado officer charged after using Taser on man in 70s
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Kansas man gets life in prison for assault, carjacking
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Roaming exotic cat caught, but owner won't get it back
ATLANTA (AP) — An exotic cat that was roaming parts of Atlanta has been captured, but the owner is being forced to give up her pet because it's illegal to keep such cats as pets in Georgia. Authorities had been searching for the feline since June 30, when it entered a house and jumped on a woman's bed while she was sleeping. The owner, Anna Fyfe, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she moved to Georgia from South Carolina where it's legal to keep a serval as a pet. Fyfe told the newspaper that she had brought the serval to her Georgia home from her parents' house in South Carolina when it escaped. The animal is named Nala, after a lioness in Disney's “The Lion King.”
Florida high school shooting defendant wants hearings closed
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school in 2018 want a judge to close all future hearings to the media and the public to ensure a fair trial. A motion filed Thursday by lawyers for Nikolas Cruz says news coverage of pretrial hearings could instill bias among prospective jurors in the death penalty case. Hearings for Cruz, 22, have drawn extensive news coverage since his arrest in the Valentine's Day 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “Public disclosure of inadmissible evidence is detrimental to the truth-seeking function of a criminal trial,” they added. The Broward state attorney's office will oppose the defense effort to close the pretrial hearings.
As Delta variant spreads in Virginia, nearly every recent COVID case and death is among unvaccinated people
Dr. Danny Avula, the state's vaccine coordinator, said in a Richmond media briefing last month that the majority of variant cases are not travel related. With coverage gaps continuing across the state, Avula said unvaccinated people are most likely to contract the strain. "We fully expect there to be another surge in disease later in the summer or early fall." The Delta variant has been predicted to become the dominant strain for months, but VDH spokesperson Logan Anderson said it's "known to spread much more easily from person to person than other variants of the virus that we have seen." While Anderson added that fully vaccinated people are "highly unlikely" to become infected or transmit the virus - variant or no variant - the agency isn't planning to disclose the vaccination status of people who test positive for a COVID strain.
Get All-Clad cookware for up to 55% off at Macy's Black Friday in July sale
Macy's just dropped a massive Black Friday in July sale and we're keeping tabs on the best Macy's deals to shop right now. If you need an excuse to revamp your cooking collection, you're in luck: All-Clad cookware is on sale for up to 55% off right now. This 7-piece stainless steel cookware set is currently 55% off, down to a sale price of $369.99 (save $470). If you're looking to replace individual pans in your collection, there are several highly-rated individual All-Clad pans to consider. The stainless steel provides even heating, while the elevated handle makes cooking on a crowded burner less hectic.
NASA Is Quietly Funding a Hunt for Alien Megastructures
Now, Supercluster reported in an article this week, NASA has quietly begun to fund the search for such alien megastructures for the first time in the agency's history. Kipping was not involved in the work, and has performed his own transiting technosignature research. The Kepler and TESS space telescopes, which were launched to find exoplanets, also make ideal instruments for looking for transiting technosignatures. This was the first non-radio technosignature search project that NASA funded, Frank said in an interview. Researchers like Kipping have already modeled what an observation of a true, transiting technosignature might look like.
The much-discussed ‘California exodus’ isn’t real, study finds
The idea of a “California exodus” that has seen waves of residents abandon the state has been steadily gaining steam. Data included public opinion and US census figures, home ownership rates, consumer credit histories and venture capital investments. According to the researchers, Spanish speakers, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans and younger California residents were more “optimistic”. Researchers also found that the percentage of California residents who planned to leave had been “static” in the past two years. During the first quarter of 2021, New York had 15% of US venture capital money, Texas had 2%, and Florida landed 2%.
Despite Updated CDC Guidance, California Will Still Require Masks In Schools For All Students
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — While new CDC recommendations state that fully vaccinated teachers and students won’t need to wear masks in school this upcoming academic year, California students will be keeping their masks on. California public health leaders say they are keeping the mask guidance for schools in place to ensure all kids are treated equally. On Friday, CDC officials announced that they would be updating the mask guidance for schools now that more children age 12 and up have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine. Still, the CDC has not advised schools to require shots for teachers and eligible students. The CDC last updated its guidance in May, dropping the mask guidance for fully vaccinated people in most public places.
Large explosion heard in Tehran - report
A large explosion has been heard in Tehran, Iran, according to Iranian news agency Fars News.Tehran's fire department head said that they "have not received any reports regarding an explosion," reports Fars News.This is a developing story.
Why were Colombian guns for hire allegedly key to Haiti assassination plot?
Grosso appears to have had rather different plans, though: to sneak over the border into neighbouring Haiti and help assassinate that country’s president. The presence of such a large number of foreigners among the Haitian leader’s alleged murderers has shocked many, particularly in Haiti itself. But Colombian guns-for-hire have been turning up in war zones around the world, including Yemen, Iraq, Israel and Afghanistan, for years now. But on Friday Colombian authorities named 13 of the alleged soldiers of fortune Haitian security officials believe were involved. The head of Colombia’s armed forces, Gen Luis Fernando Navarro Jiménez, discusses former Colombian soldiers allegedly implicated in the assassination President Moise.
TikTok trend shows Tinder daters driving to rich areas and setting their location to a tiny radius
Dating in the ‘Tinder-era’ is difficult as it is - but dating during Covid times has added an even bigger hurdle. A new Tinder trend has taken over TikTok, that shows daters driving out to rich areas and resetting their location to fit a 1-kilometre radius - all in hopes of swiping-right on a wealthy suitor. Miracles happen.”A third got extra-innovative and said, “I do that by the hospital… rich doctors!”(TikTok )People wasted no time in jumping on the Tinder trend. Therese Ryan (@thereseryan12) took to TikTok in a video simply titled, “Let’s try this!”It has since been flooded with thousands of curious comments from fellow TikTok users. While it’s unclear if the TikTokkers got their happy ever after, kudos to their innovative methods.
Megan Fox admits her son gets bullied for wearing dresses
Megan Fox got emotional when asked about her children in an interview with InStyle Magazine, published earlier this week. Fox and ex-husband, Brian Austin Green, have always encouraged their son Noah’s fashion-forward sense of style — publicly and at home. “I’m trying to teach him to be confident no matter what anyone else says,” Fox said, adding that he stopped wearing dresses “for a while” due to hurtful comments made at school. And as a protective mother, she just Fox hopes Noah never has to see it. “I don’t want him to ever have to read that shit because he hears it from little kids at his own school who are like, ‘Boys don’t wear dresses,’” Fox said.
Children being dragged into crime due to lockdown school closures
Paul Griffiths, president of the Police Superintendents’ Association, said keeping children in the classroom was vital in spotting the early signs of children being drawn into crime. Spotting the signs of exploitationDespite this, experts have stressed the importance of keeping children in the classroom to prevent them being drawn into crime. Recent figures from the National Crime Agency (NCA) revealed that up to 850,000 people in the UK now pose a sexual threat to children. Police have warned that lockdowns and school closures have fuelled the surge in online sexual abuse as young people spend more time on the internet. “Similarly, some children who increased their online footprint during lockdown are highly likely to remain active online, increasing the potential victim base.”
Travel policy in chaos as cheap Covid tests exposed as bogus
The Government’s travel testing policy was in chaos last night after it was forced to backtrack on claims that holidaymakers could purchase tests for as little as £1.99. One firm offering tests at prices from £1.99 on Friday morning was hiked to £117.99 by Friday afternoon. The cheapest was Expert Doctors, offering tests from £1.99 when the actual cost for two tests was £155. Another received just two out of six tests they ordered before turning to the NHS for substitute tests. Only three of the test providers originally stated as under £20 had received positive feedback on the Trustpilot site.
Ukraine says Russian hackers hit its Navy website
KYIV – Ukraine’s defence ministry said that hackers linked to the Russian authorities on Friday attacked the website of the Ukrainian Naval Forces and published fake reports about the international Sea Breeze-2021 military drills. Kyiv started in late June the military exercises involving more than 30 countries in the Black Sea, despite Russian calls to cancel the drills. “Now the threats have been eliminated, the work of the Navy website will be restored in short time. The authorized divisions are working to update resources on the Internet at the proper level of protection,” the defence ministry said in a statement late on Friday. During the drills by Ukraine and NATO countries in the Black Sea, Russia tested the readiness of its air defence systems in Crimea.
Russia: Baby deer rescued from raging wildfire
Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video playerRussian rescuers saved a terrified young deer from a wildfire in Russia's Chelyabinsk region.