"While the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York state, it's coming," warned Gov. Kathy Hochul.Governor's 'urgent steps' »
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.
A man drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, last Sunday. Wisconsin's senators – a Democrat and a Republican – asked people not to politicize the tragedy. Wisconsin's two senators, Democrat Tammy Baldwin and Republican Ron Johnson, issued a joint statement asking people outside the state not to politicize last weekend's Waukesha tragedy.
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.
Strong winds created mesmerizing patterns in the sand on a beach in southwest England on November 27, as warnings were in place across much of the UK due to Storm Arwen. Footage captured by Mark Newman for Burnham-on-Sea.com shows the effect on sand in the seaside town of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset. Strong winds have created these impressive scenes on Burnham-On-Sea beach today,” Newman wrote on Twitter.
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 November 19, Nathan Valencia, a 20-year-old Las Vegas college junior and fraternity member, fought a member of another campus fraternity in the “main event” of an annual boxing match. According to an Instagram flyer leading up to Kappa Sigma Fight Night, proceeds for the annual event were supposed to support Center Ring Boxing, a youth boxing club in Las Vegas. According to KLAS-TV, Valencia, a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, collapsed shortly after his bout.
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.
A man taking a lockdown walk on his father's farm stumbled across a rare Roman mosaic. The 828 square foot mosaic artwork depicts scenes from Homer's 'The Iliad,' the ancient Greek epic poem. Researchers said that the mosaic likely belonged to a wealthy Roman between the 3rd and 4th century AD.
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.
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.
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.
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It seems among the investor community, all everyone talks about are the EV (electric vehicle) stocks - and only the big ones at that - Tesla (TSLA), Rivian (RIVN), and Lucid (LCID). One EV company that's been flying under the radar, that is until it had big news at this year's Los Angeles Auto show is Fisker Inc (FSR). Fisker, founded and run by legendary automotive designer Henrik Fisker, unveiled the production version of its Ocean EV SUV.
Before he died of COVID-19 in September, Nick Bledsoe was not shy about publicly sharing his opposition to masks and vaccines on Facebook. In April, Bledsoe, an auto mechanic from Opelika, Alabama, added a frame declaring “I don't care if you've had your vaccine” to his profile photo and urged his father not to get the shot. During the summer, he posted a petition against school mask requirements, cursed President Joe “Biden and his vaccine,” and in his final post, shared a video casting doubt on the safety of vaccination against the coronavirus.
A drug cocktail could help fight the new variant after results show it is four times better at keeping people out of intensive care than the current treatment. Sir Christopher Edwards, the former vice-chancellor of Newcastle University, has recently conducted trials showing that a combination of spironolactone, a heart failure drug, and the steroid dexamethasone work far better than dexamethasone alone. Dexamethasone became the first drug to be licensed for the treatment of Covid-19 after Sir Christopher recommended the treatment to Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University, who was tasked with finding drugs which could be repurposed for coronavirus.
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.
Former Fillmore Councilwoman Ari Larson died on Sept. 17 from a health condition that neither she nor her family knew about. Larson died from coronary artery disease, according to a Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office autopsy report. Undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes was a contributing factor to her death.
A Texas man has been charged with murder after his wife was found dead in their home. The couple signed a $250,000 life insurance policy days before Yuan Liang, the wife, was found dead. The husband, Christopher Collins, was charged with murder after he said his wife was killed by intruders.
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.
Queen Elizabeth II apparently only picks up her phone for two people. Not only does the queen have a limited list of people she'll pick up the phone for, she also has a phone packed with "anti-hacker encryption," royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti revealed during a recent episode of the "Royally Us" podcast. "Apparently the Queen has two people who she speaks to the most on her phones, and she also apparently has a mobile phone, which is said to be [a] Samsung packed with anti-hacker encryption by MI6 so nobody can hack into her phone," Sacerdoti said.
Having MEGASPIDER handed into the venom program is so amazing, in my 30+ years at the Park, I have never seen a funnel web spider this big! She is unusually large and if we can get the public to hand in more spiders like her, it will only result in more lives being saved due to the huge amount of venom they can produce. We are really keen to find out where she came from in hopes to find more MASSIVE spiders like her,” said Michael Tate, Education Officer of the Australian Reptile Park, in a press release.
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.
A mom in Florida helped her son out in a pinch. In video shared to his social media earlier this week, Martin County snake wrangler who goes by the names Trapper Mike and Python Cowboy posted amazing content of his mother assisting him at work. The quick clip shows how they both were able to get a sizable python out from under a white sedan parked in a Florida home's garage.
When Pete Buttigieg arrived in Washington, DC, earlier this year, the former South Bend, Ind., mayor had already become a household name through his scrappy 2020 presidential campaign that saw him soar in Iowa and New Hampshire before his eventual exit from the Democratic primaries at the hands of now-President Joe Biden. As a 39-year-old veteran who has already sought the highest office in the land, the US Transportation secretary is seen as a potential successor to Biden in 2028 — or in 2024 if the president reverses course from a planned reelection bid.
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.
“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.”