CDPHE State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy said people who are fully vaccinated are 94.6% less likely to catch COVID-19 than people who are not vaccinated. The state is also opening up three of the mass vaccine clinics to drive-ins and walk-ins.
- The Telegraph
It was a count like no other for an election that may well decide the fate of the United Kingdom. While the results for the four Glasgow constituencies announced on Friday at the city’s Emirates Arena were unsurprising – huge SNP majorities for the Southside, Anniesland, Maryhill & Springburn and Pollok – there was a palpable lack of fanfare as the nationalists moved closer to demanding a second independence referendum. However, the mood among SNP activists was nevertheless rapturous when it was announced that Nicola Sturgeon had been re-elected as MSP for Glasgow Southside with 60.2 per cent of the vote. Easily holding off a direct challenge from Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar, Ms Sturgeon won the seat by 9,456 votes – just marginally less than the 9,593 she took the Southside by in 2016.
- The Independent
Melinda Gates is ‘haunted’ by Microsoft founder’s association with sex offender, sources say
Seth Rogen said George Lucas once told him he couldn't board his hypothetical spaceship if the world ended
Rogen recalled the interesting encounter with Lucas in 2012 when some thought the world was going to end due to a Mayan prophecy.
Bill Gates spent one weekend a year with his ex-girlfriend under an agreement with his wife. Here's how to know if that would help your marriage, according to a therapist.
Negotiating a monogamy exception agreement into your marriage is perfectly fine, but being on the same page is crucial, therapist Jennifer Mann said.
A TikTok from @dandydemon resurfaced quotes from Quinto regarding Dawson's movie "Not Cool," which he made as part of a Starz filmmaking show.
'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski wants you to know he's aware he's not a chef: 'I feel more comfortable referring to myself as a home cook'
Antoni Porowski opened up to Insider about cooking for his loved ones, some of his favorite recipes, and missing his "Queer Eye" castmates.
Patrons are turning against a famous restaurateur over his controversial Instagram posts about Ghislaine Maxwell
Patrons and some chefs commented on Keith McNally's post, and many said they won't return to his restaurants, including Pastis and Balthazar.
- The Independent
Donald Trump’s election fraud ‘big lie’ winning over GOP but could cost midterms, pollster Frank Luntz warns
Republican insider predicts ex-president will win party nomination ahead of candidates like Tucker Carlson but lose in 2024
- Associated Press
The United States has deployed a dozen additional warplanes to bolster protection of American and coalition troops making a final withdrawal from Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents step up pressure on Afghan government forces, top Pentagon officials said Thursday. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said F-18 attack planes have been added to a previously announced package of air and sea power — including the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier in the North Arabian Sea and six Air Force B-52 bombers based in Qatar — that can be called upon as protection for withdrawing troops. U.S. officials said before the withdrawal began that they expected the Taliban to attempt to interfere, even as the insurgents continue pressuring government forces, especially in Helmand and Kandahar provinces in southern Afghanistan.
Floyd Mayweather's entourage reportedly gave Jake Paul a black eye after the YouTube star tried to steal the boxer's hat
Jake Paul and Floyd Mayweather's entourage brawled at a press conference ahead of the professional boxer's June 6 match against Logan Paul.
- Business Insider
Rudy Giuliani has reportedly shed his entourage and hired a part-time driver to cut costs as his legal fees mount
The former New York City mayor reportedly pays as much as $42,000 per month in alimony, which may have factored into the layoffs, Politico reported.
- Raleigh News and Observer
Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball says his wrist is still “a little sore,” but he’s posting big numbers
Trump-appointee Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote with his first recorded vote as a justice on the high court.
- The Daily Beast
Navesh Chitrakar via ReutersAs India logs another 400,000 new infections in a 24-hour period, efforts to contain the worsening crisis have failed and now everyone from middle-class Indians to migrant workers are getting out as fast as they can. Private jets, often used primarily by Bollywood glitterati and business moguls who left weeks ago, are now being booked by the middle class who are spending their life savings to save their lives. JetSetGo CEO Kanika Tekriwal told CNBC’s Street Signs Asia that her company has seen a 900 percent increase in bookings, but it is not her usual clientele. “To say that only wealthy Indians are leaving India on private jets would be wrong,” Tekriwal said Thursday from her own safe haven in the Maldives. “In the last 10 days, what we have really seen is anyone who can put together the resources and the means to pool in money for a private jet, or to pool in money just to get out of the country, getting out.”The most popular destinations are the Maldives, which fetches around $20,000 for an eight-seat jet with a pilot, and Dubai, which runs a whopping $31,ooo for a six-seater with a pilot to the United Arab Emirates. Both countries are among the last to allow Indian passengers to enter as long as they test negative for COVID-19 before departure—which, with odds at 2-1 they have the virus based on spiking contagion rates, is not a guarantee they will get to leave. But it is those without life savings to spend who are spreading the deadly virus to neighboring countries. Thousands of migrant workers escaping the country have now turned neighboring Nepal into the next hell. Some experts predict that the situation could be even worse than in India and the country’s prime minister, K.P. Sharma Oli, much like India’s Narendra Modi, has been widely criticized for mishandling the pandemic response. The capital city of Kathmandu is now under strict lockdown, but fears are growing that the border city of Nepalgunj, where thousands of migrant workers from India have returned, could explode with cases. That city has just a dozen intensive-care beds and because most of its medical supplies come from India, it could face shortages soon.Nepal’s positivity rate is inching closer to 50 percent of all those tested, in what is starting to feel like déjà vu as the country tracks almost exactly the same trajectory India did two weeks ago. But because of an even more unprepared healthcare system—with 0.7 doctors per 100,000 people, fewer than almost anywhere in the world—many experts worry that Nepal’s crisis could be even deadlier than India’s. Nepal—one of the world’s poorest countries— has just 1,595 ICU beds and 480 ventilators for the entire population of 30 million, according to CNN.“What is happening in India right now is a horrifying preview of Nepal’s future if we cannot contain this latest COVID surge that is now claiming more lives by the minute,” Netra Prasad Timsina, head of Nepal’s Red Cross, told CNN in a statement. Also like India, the Nepalese government had allowed mass gatherings and resisted lockdowns, and was criticized for opening its side of Mount Everest to bring in tourists. Now there are reports of an outbreak at its base camp with several climbers posting on social media that they have tested positive despite the government’s denials. Pawel Michalski, a Polish climber, said in a Facebook post that 30 people had been evacuated from base camp after falling ill with the virus. Many Nepali citizens, including its former king and queen, contracted the virus when they attended the Kumbh Mela religious festival, taking a dip in the Ganges alongside thousands of others. Nepal’s own religious festival was allowed to go forward in early April, despite an uptick in cases and the crisis in next-door India. Many blame the prime minister for appeasing voters’ wishes instead of protecting them.Oli, as former U.S. President Donald Trump did when he suggested ingesting bleach, has offered a number of crackpot remedies, including gargling with guava leaves, which have led many citizens astray. Meanwhile, back in India, the situation worsens with more new cases and grifters exploiting the situation. On Friday, police found another 100 oxygen concentrators in a raid on a restaurant and bar tied to black-market kingpin Navneet Kalra, who is on the lam. Police were tipped off after reports that people were seen lined up waiting outside the establishments and walking away with bags that did not seem to be filled with food.Inside, police found boxes of other supplies in high demand, including N-95 masks that had been imported from China and sold at jacked-up prices in Delhi. Police have so far recovered more than 500 of the medical devices. The racket was being run through social media. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
- Miami Herald
Just mere days after a huge brawl at Miami International Airport, another massive fight broke out in the terminal Tuesday night.
- The Telegraph
Peter Phillips and his estranged wife, Autumn, are heading to court for a financial settlement hearing over their divorce. The couple, who have two daughters, announced last February that they were divorcing, after 12 years of marriage. A High Court judge will next week hear from lawyers for each party as they seek to separate their finances and agree a settlement. The pre-trial review hearing will be heard remotely before Mr Justice Peel in the Family Division. Mr Phillips has retained Nicholas Yates QC, a leading divorce lawyer whose online profile says he handles “complex cases relating to significant assets and jurisdictional disputes” and also “leads negotiations in high-value postnuptial agreements”. He worked alongside Ayesha Vardag last year, representing wealthy businessman Simrin Choudhrie, 38, who sought £100 million from Bhanu Choudhrie, 41, an heir of one of India's richest families who appeared on the Channel 4 reality show The Secret Millionaire. Mr Phillips, 43, the only son of the Princess Royal, has applied for reporting restrictions barring the disclosure of financial and other personal details.
The actor shared a photo on Instagram with his four siblings, Harry Smith, Ashley Marie Pettway Smith, Ellen Smith, and Pamela Smith.
- Miami Herald
Is a South Florida wedding in the works?
- Business Insider
Norwegian Cruise Line CEO says it will stop sailing out of Florida if the state does not allow it to verify COVID-19 vaccinations
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order he signed in April banning vaccine passports applies to cruise lines, setting the stage for a standoff.
- Associated Press
The State Department said Friday it is allowing non-essential diplomats and the families of all American staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu to leave Nepal at government expense due a surge in coronavirus cases. “On May 7, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of family members of U.S. government employees and non-emergency U.S. government employees from Nepal,” the department said.