It is too soon to say what actions are needed to fight the spread of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday.Could already be in U.S., he said »
Throughout the pandemic, motorcycle brands such as Harley-Davidson (HOG) saw a surprising boost in sales as Americans gravitated toward outdoor leisure activities en masse. Among the motorcycle manufacturers experiencing a heyday in growth in North American markets, Can-Am On-Road makes motorcycles that ride on three wheels instead of two. “Can-Am On-Road [has performed] two times better than the motorcycle industry average,” Can-Am On-Road Director of Global Marketing Martin Ethier told Yahoo Finance.
The B.11.529 variant of the coronavirus first identified in South Africa, also known as the Omicron variant, has been described as a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization. In a new video on his YouTube channel, pulmonary medicine and critical care specialist Dr. Mike Hansen summarizes how this strain of Covid differs from previous versions, and the risk it poses to public health. The Omicron variant of the virus has more than 30 mutations in its spike protein, which Hansen explains could make it more contagious, could cause more severe infection in patients, and could be resistant to vaccines.
Mike Lindell said he's pulling ads from the Christian radio network Salem, during a livestream. The move comes after the MyPillow CEO claimed the network never discussed why he's been "canceled." "You are done selling MyPillow products!" he said, referring to Salem.
Normally $500, the Pro 5 Plus is on sale at Best Buy for just $250 — not the lowest price on record, but close, and a discount that comes around very infrequently. It's available in your choice of black, blue, red and silver. Widely regarded as one of the best active noise-canceling headphones you can buy, the WH-1000XM4 has a list price of $350.
A firefighter wiped his buttocks with a vaccine non-compliance letter, it is alleged. The firefighter has been put on paid administrative leave and the incident is being investigated, reported the LA Times. Los Angeles has sent vaccination compliance notices to workers as part of the city's new vaccination mandate.
A team of experts has found a mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old on Peru's central coast, one of the archaeologists who participated in the excavation said on Friday. The mummified remains were of a person from the culture that developed between the coast and mountains of the South American country. The mummy, whose gender was not identified, was discovered in the Lima region, said archaeologist Pieter Van Dalen Luna.
Police are searching for a missing 2-year-old Indiana girl after her father was found inside his pickup truck partially submerged in a river. A group of duck hunters stumbled onto the truck around 6 a.m., Nov. 26, and called 911, according to the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office. Investigators soon identified him as Jeremy Sweet, father of Emma Sweet, the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post.
Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, said that he believes the former president will not run again, having already pulled off “the greatest grift in U.S. history” raising money from his supporters who believe his lies that the 2020 election was stolen from him. Cohen, during a Meet the Press appearance on Sunday, said that Trump wants to keep the grift going and hopes to continue raising millions of dollars from his supporters to purportedly help overturn the election. According to Cohen, Trump running again in 2024 might put that in jeopardy.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday called on nations expected to meet at the World Trade Organization next week to agree to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of the identification of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa. However, the meeting he was referring to was later postponed after the new variant led to travel restrictions that would have prevented many participants from reaching Geneva. "The news about this new variant should make clearer than ever why this pandemic will not end until we have global vaccinations," Biden said in a statement.
Three charred bodies were discovered in a store on Friday in the Chinatown district, an area targeted by protesters still resentful the government in 2019 ended diplomatic ties with Taiwan to establish formal links with China. "Although things are very unstable at this point ... plans, we know, are being made, to ensure there can be calm," Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
Divers off the coast of New Zealand came face to face with a giant sea worm that was almost 30-foot long. The creature is called a pyrosome, and while it might look intimidating, it's actually perfectly safe to approach. Pyrosomes are part of a family of sea creatures known as tunicates or “sea squirts”.
The World Health Organization has classified the new COVID-19 variant found in South Africa, 'Omicron'. As concerns grow about the 'highly transmissible' variant, the Canadian government has introduced travel restrictions and a ban on foreign nationals coming into the country from seven African countries. These five measures, which will be in place until Jan. 31, 2022, include: Banning the entry of foreign nationals into Canada who have travelled through seven Southern Africa countries in the last 14 days.
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert has so far not responded to criticism of her comments made about Transportation Sec. Boebert at an event this month criticized Buttigieg for taking parental leave and said he was trying to "chest feed" them. The comments were made at the same event where Boebert implied Rep. Ilhan Omar was a terrorist.
MercadoLibre: The Latin American "everything" company MercadoLibre grew to become $65 billion in size because of its successful e-commerce operations, but the company has massively expanded its optionality and its revenue streams. Now the company makes money in its dominance in logistics and payment markets across 16 countries in Latin America. The company is seeing broad adoption from its newer services, and some of its new services are even growing faster than its primary segment -- its e-commerce business.
They said that drug cartels like the Viagras and the Jalisco cartel have been charging avocado growers 'war taxes' of about $1,000 per acre ($2,500 per hectare). Tired of the extortion demands and kidnappings, growers and farmers formed the group in 2020, and it now claims to have almost 3,000 members. Several of us have been victims of this situation, of kidnappings, extortions,” said one masked vigilante leader who asked his name not be used for fear of reprisals from the gangs.
Another way is to kill a certain white flowering tree, said landscape designer and contractor Durant Ashmore, who has written about the tree for The Greenville News. It will soon be banned in South Carolina and botanists are looking at fire, herbicides and other ways to kill the Bradford pear. The Bradford pear veils an ecological nightmare with beauty and it's better for everyone if it's dead, Ashmore said.
The South African doctor who first alerted authorities to the presence of the COVID-19 omicron variant reported that it presents "unusual but mild" symptoms. Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a board member of the South African Medical Association, first noticed otherwise healthy patients demonstrating unusual symptoms on Nov. 18. "Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before," Coetzee told The Telegraph.
China could face more than 630,000 COVID-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting travel curbs, according to a study by Peking University mathematicians. In the report published in China CDC Weekly by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the mathematicians said China could not afford to lift travel restrictions without more efficient vaccinations or specific treatments. Using data for August from the United States, Britain, Spain, France and Israel, the mathematicians assessed the potential results if China adopted the same pandemic control tactics as those countries.
Goldman family Net worth: $13.2 billion One of the richest families in real estate, the Goldman clan owns more than 700 properties across the country as well as stakes in the World Trade Center developments in lower Manhattan, says . Sol Goldman started his real estate business, Solil Management (named for Sol and his wife Lillian), by purchasing foreclosed properties on the cheap in NYC in the 1950s. Upon his death in 1987, Sol was New York's largest private landlord.
On March 16, 1941 – with European cities ablaze and Jews being herded into ghettos – The New York Times Magazine featured an illustrated story on Adolf Hitler's retreat in the Berchtesgaden Alps. Adopting a neutral tone, correspondent C Brooks Peters noted that historians of the future would do well to look at the importance of “the Führer's private and personal domain,” where discussions about the war front were interspersed with “strolls with his three sheep dogs along majestic mountain trails.” In the years leading up to World War II, this image was used strategically and effectively, both within Germany and abroad, to distance the dictator from his violent and cruel policies.
Ukraine's military is ready and able to repel any attack, says Ukrainian soldier Oleksander, standing in a trench just a few hundred meters from pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine's military intelligence said last week that Russia had more than 92,000 troops massed around Ukraine's borders and was preparing for an attack by the end of January or beginning of February. Russia's foreign intelligence chief said on Saturday that such suggestions were "malicious U.S. propaganda".
Americans keep supporting Democrats, who keep capitulating to conservatives. The party will only change when Democrats realize their base won't support them. Giving up on mainstream Democrats frees up money for more effective political work.
Mikell Grafton, a trailblazing lawyer who was one of the first two female prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Kentucky — and who was admired for her zeal and compassion — has died. Grafton died Tuesday at the University of Louisville Hospital, a day after she fell and hit her head while unloading hay bales from a pickup truck at her 13-acre farm in Prospect, according to William McMurry, her ex-husband with whom she practiced law. As a federal prosecutor from 1978 to 1983, Grafton tried cases of immigration fraud, white-collar fraud, bank robbery and illegal drug conspiracies.
When a suburban Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright in April, her reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case: “I grabbed the wrong (expletive) gun,” Kim Potter said. The shooting of Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, by the white officer sparked intense protests in Brooklyn Center just as nearby Minneapolis was already on edge as that city's fired officer Derek Chauvin was on trial in George Floyd's death. The concrete barriers, chain-link fencing and National Guard soldiers that surrounded the courthouse for that trial are gone, but enhanced security will be in place for Potter's trial — with fewer entry points and the closure of a parking garage.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”