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    IT'S OUR second heatwave of the summer and both we, and our gardens are feeling the effects. In order to tackle the increase in water use, many areas are restricting the use of hosepipes, which means it'll be harder than ever to keep your garden looking great. 1The expert advised against mowing your lawn while it's very hotCredit: Getty If you're concerned about your lawn and greenery, then these water-saving hacks from gardening pros, are just what you need. Speaking to Ideal Home, gardening expert Laura from Luxury Rattan suggested making use of your household water as much as possible. She said: "While you wait for your shower to heat up, position a bucket directly under the shower head to collect any unused water." She then said suggested putting that water into your watering can, to feed your garden without using and additional liquid. Read more on gardeningPAIN IN THE GRASS Gardeners share cheap way of keeping cats off your lawn with a 20p fruitLUSH LAWNS The reason your lawn looks so brown and patchy could be due to your...
    THE summer months can be brutal when it comes to the heat and if you don’t have air conditioning, it feels a lot worse.  But those cooling costs can weigh heavy on your pockets to the point that some people opt not to have an AC unit at all. 2Staying cool during the summer months can be expensive if you're using AC, which is why some people choose not to have oneCredit: Getty So, what are some ways you can stay cool during those high-temperature days without AC? Thankfully, nearly 1,000 people from all over the world who grew up without AC shared their hacks to beat the heat.  SLEEP ON A WET SHEET It might seem unconventional but some people use a wet sheet in order to stay cool during the summer.  To utilize this hack, drench the sheet in cold water using your towel and lay on the bed with your ceiling fan on.  READ MORE LIFESTYLETHAT'S WEAK I'm a bartender - sneaky trick we use when a customer complains about a drinkREAD IT & SWEEP I found...
    It's never easy breaking up with someone - but if you don't get your words right, you could be causing more heartache than necessary. Language experts from US-based language learning app Preply have revealed the phrases you should avoid saying when deciding to tell your partner you want to separate. Many of them are popular break-up clichés like 'it's not you, it's me' and 'I love you but I'm not in love with you'. While some of these phrases are designed to spare the other person's feelings, the most important thing is to fully explain your thoughts and feelings so you are able to give them closure.  However there is such a thing as oversharing. People should never admit to wanting to prioritise their career, for example, because this just isn't something the other person needs to hear.  Need help navigating the relationship minefield? Here are the dos and don'ts for your next breakup chat...   It's never easy breaking up with someone - but if you don't get it right, you could be causing more heartache than necessary (stock photo) Don't...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- Soaring temperatures are likely putting a strain on your energy consumption as the struggle to stay cool continues.Nina Pineda and 7 On Your Side have seven tips to save energy and money during this heat wave.AC units are getting knocked out by the scorching Celsius. Before your power bill shocks you, lower the shades and block the rays in all rooms, especially on the sunny side."Even during these extreme temperatures customers can make just a few changes in their home and they'll be able to save some money," PSE&G spokesperson Rebecca Mazzarella.Mazzarella met with 7 On Your Side at the utilities training center in Edison. She said the power companies prepared for this peak demand on the grid, but consumers can help.ALSO READ | Tips to beat the heat, where to find cooling centers as temperatures rise across New York City areaEMBED More News Videos New York City's cooling centers will be open starting Tuesday, July 19th. "Even just one degree higher than normal someone can save between 3 to 5% for that appliance," Mazzarella said.Begin...
    QUALITY car wax strikes a balance between effectiveness and affordability. Technician Patrick Bromley posted a TikTok of himself testing $17 Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax so you can discover whether or not the product is worth your money. 2Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax costs $17 at WalmartCredit: TikTok/slickdetailing_ Patrick raised the stakes of his experiment by grabbing a pair of BMW M5 keys for his Meguiar’s wax trial. A BMW M5’s base MSRP is $107k. This TikTok creator begins his wax examination by washing the video’s BMW M5. Patrick begins spraying Maguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax onto the BMW while the car is still wet from its wash. READ MORE ON CAR TIPSUPSIDE DOWN I’m a former car salesman - How to stop owing more on your car than it’s worthLIKE NEW My car had scratches and scuff marks - two kitchen ingredients removed them Wax application is most effective when you spray in a circular motion. The technician rinses the entire BMW with a hose after spraying wax all over the car. You’ll know you’ve applied enough wax when you can see...
    SpaceX may attempt a risky maneuver - using its launch tower and 'chopstick arms' to catch a returning Starship booster rocket - during its first orbital launch.  Newly updated documents filed to the US Federal Communications Commission suggest that the company founded by Elon Musk may have changed its plans. The first plan said that both stages of the rocket would end up in the ocean - with the booster landing in the Gulf of Mexico and the upper stage coming down near Hawaii after completing a partial orbit of Earth. Scroll down for video  Newly updated documents filed to the US Federal Communications Commission suggest that the company founded by Elon Musk may have changed its plans. Pictured: the Starship at Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas However, the company's FCC application now states that upon launching from Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, the Super Heavy Booser will separate from the upper stage and 'then perform a partial return and land in the Gulf of Mexico or return to Starbase and be caught by the launch tower.'  The change in the...
    Royalist is The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and royal family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday. Prince Harry will relaunch his career as a global humanitarian with a keynote address to the United Nations in New York next week to mark Nelson Mandela day. The livestream of the event Monday is likely to attract huge attention, and Harry’s presence will inject a dose of glamor into usually dry U.N. proceedings. Appearing with his wife Meghan alongside him, the event will mark a carefully curated return to public life for the couple as they flirt with increasingly political causes. It will turn a page on the humiliations they suffered during their visit to England for the Platinum Jubilee, where snubs by the royals, which included being seated behind the Duke of Gloucester in a church service and being banned from appearing with the queen, apparently prompted them to fly home hours before the end of the festivities in a private jet. Harry’s address to the U.N. will recall memories of a bizarre engagement...
    MADRID (AP) — Spain will use Qatar University as its headquarters during the World Cup. The Spanish soccer federation said FIFA has approved Spain’s request to stay at the university during the tournament in November and December. Two training fields will be used exclusively by the Spanish national team. The federation said the university has all other facilities needed for Spain’s preparations during the competition, including gyms, recovery areas and meeting rooms. Qatar University is located about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Al Thumama Stadium, where Spain will open its campaign against Costa Rica on Nov. 23. Spain then plays against Germany and Japan in Group E. The federation said all other World Cup venues are within 40 kilometers (25 miles) of the team’s headquarters at the university. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    WIMBLEDON has issued a warning after a greedy coach pocketed 27 yoghurts to use up his daily food allowance. All the players receive £90 a day, while their coaches are given £45, to spend on food and drink. 1Bosses have issued a warning after a coach pocketed 27 yoghurts to use up his daily food and drinks allowance of £45Credit: LNP But officials were forced to take action after players and their teams were “getting their money’s worth” by using up their allowanced on treats to take home. One coach is understood to have put through 27 bottles of probiotic yoghurt drink to use up his allowance. A source told The Sun: “Each player and coach gets an allocated amount each day so everyone wants to use the full amount to get their money's worth. “But after one coach was spotted taking it a bit too far, the All England Club stepped in to ask everyone to be sensible. READ MORE ON WIMBLEDONCAM BELTER I could've DIED in moped crash… instead it set me on road to glory, says NorrieRAF...
    Scattered thunder and lightning hit Southern California on Wednesday morning. Officials are urging caution: Give yourself more time when driving because of potential downpours. Dry lightning strikes in hillside and mountain areas could cause brush fires. Dry lightning caused major fires in Northern California in 2020. Damaging winds could cause problems in inland mountain and desert areas. Some beaches were temporary closed. Here are some tips for dealing with thunder and lightning from the National Weather Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the windows up. Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder. If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby, the following actions may reduce your risk: Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills,...
    A newborn baby's ear was nearly cut off after the doctor who delivered him via C-section opted to use three cellphones for lighting following a power outage at a hospital in Mexico. Karla Urizandi, 19, gave birth to Juan Adriel Solis on June 6 at Mexicali International Specialties Clinic in Mexicali, Baja California, after the medical facility lost power for about 26 minutes. Urizandi checked in at 11am and was transferred to the delivery room at 12:40pm. The power went out around 12:48pm and the backup generator reportedly was not activated.  The teenager recalled the anesthesia had already been applied when the lights suddenly went out.  #Estados | En una clínica particular de #Mexicali, #BajaCalifornia; médicos cortaron la oreja de una bebé recién nacida. Mientras los doctores atendían un parto hubo una falla de energía eléctrica por lo que decidieron alumbrarse con la luz de sus celulares. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/nxVrapTY2o— Observer.NR (@ObserverNR) June 16, 2022 Juan Adriel Solis was delivered by C-section at a Baja California, Mexico, clinic during the middle of a power outage at the facility on June 6....
    THERE are plenty ways of simple ways you can save on your energy bill around the home without investing money. While this could vary by state, the Energy Information Administration found that the average electric bill in the country was $117.46 per month or a little more than $1,400 per year in 2020.  2These moves won't cost you anything out of pocket 2Using an LED lightbulb costs only $1.83 per year As the supply continues to fail to meet the demand and impact costs across the board, the latest inflation rate was 8.6% for May. This has Americans looking to cut costs in any way that they possibly can. But home tips provider Caroline Solomon has several solutions you can try without laying anything out of pocket. The tips Here is the list of tips she provided to help save you money. READ MORE ON BILLSPLAYING THE SYSTEM I’m a money expert - how to cut your electric bill during certain hoursTWINNING UP We are home repair twin experts – follow our six tips to save up to $4,000 Pack items tightly in the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – As temperatures soar across Colorado, Xcel Energy wants to help you keep cool and keep your bill manageable. CBS4 Meteorologist Chris Spears says a few places could reach the triple digits on the Eastern Plains and Western Slope. (credit: Getty Images) Xcel Energy says prices of wholesale natural gas are going up, and have been for months, which means customers are paying more each month. Xcel shared the following tips: Use your blinds or curtains to regulate the temperature in your home –close them on hot days to keep the heat out. Make sure exterior doors are fully closed – Exterior doors that are left cracked open or not latched can lead to a loss of cooling in the home. Use ceiling fans to your advantage – Ceiling fans use less energy than air conditioning and can help cool a room during warmer days and should run counter-clockwise in the summer to circulate cooler air. Have air conditioner coils cleaned – Cleaned and maintained air conditioners improve efficiency and help save energy. Upgrade your thermostat –...
    DEPENDING on where you live, heating probably makes up the biggest portion of your annual energy costs. The average household puts 29% of its utility costs into heat, according to Energy Star, more than any other energy category. 1Fans and AC units can contribute significantly to energy bills in the summer With that in mind, it may seem like energy savings are easier to come by in warmer months. However, a heatwave can be just as costly as a cold front on your utility bill depending on the appliances you use. While you presumably won't be running the heat as the weather warms up, there are still plenty of ways to rack up a massive energy bill. Keep an eye on these appliances and gadgets that could be adding hundreds to your bill this summer. READ MORE ON ENERGY BILLSGASSED OFF Five worst energy-guzzling appliances revealed – how to avoid $278 hit to billWATT'S THIS You can get free support and items worth $180 to help cut down on energy bills 1. Fans and ACs Staying cool...
    A Michigan middle school has come under fire for telling instructors to hide from parents the fact their son is transgender, since the student came to the realization while in school. That declaration from staff at Richards Middle in Fraser, a small city just outside Detroit, came in the form of an email sent to instructors ahead of the school's parent teacher conferences this month. In the email obtained by Fox News, instructors were told not to tell the student’s parents about the change in the student’s gender identification, which saw the youth ask to be tabbed as a female. The message, penned by a school counselor, reportedly warned teachers ahead of the conferences to only use the student's 'birth name' and 'refer to the pronoun "he"' when talking to the student's mother.  Throughout the letter, the counselor reportedly refers to the student by their chosen female name and pronouns, and tells the teachers that the parent is still unaware of this transition.  It comes as schools in the state of Michigan are now allowing kids whom identify as transgender to use their...
    California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell reportedly wants to use donations to his congressional campaign to afford babysitters for his three children while he is on foreign government-sponsored business trips for his taxpayer-funded job. As first reported by the Free Beacon, Swalwell’s campaign lawyer wrote a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) asking for the organization to expand the rule allowing candidates to use campaign funds for babysitters to be used for “overnight childcare” while traveling overseas for work. The congressman’s campaign lawyer argued that his status as a “well-known member of Congress” and a “prolific fundraiser” has gotten him “many invitations” to go to events, “including invitations from foreign governments for information gathering visits,” which means he would be gone on overnight trips. However, Swalwell regularly travels to Washington, DC, when Congress is in session. The congressman already uses “more campaign money on nannies than any other member of Congress,” spending $15,983 on child care through the first quarter of this year and $72,488 since 2019, according to the report. But, his lawyer asked for the FEC to allow candidates to use campaign funds to pay for overnight babysitters, campaign events,...
    THE self-cleaning option on your oven might seem like a neat feature to have at first, but a repairs expert warns that you might want to think twice before using it. Scott the Fix-It Guy, a YouTuber who shares tips on how to repair and maintain your appliances, says using the self-cleaning feature is akin to swimming with sharks. 2A repairs expert is warning people to not use the self-cleaning features on their ovens as it can cause more harm than goodCredit: Getty “There’s no guarantee that you’ll be bitten by a shark, but it’s highly likely,” he said. “Using the self-clean feature of your oven doesn’t guarantee an expensive repair, but, based on my experience, it’s probable.” According to Scott, in his over 30 years as an appliance repair pro, the number one call he gets for ovens is to make them work again after the caller used the self-cleaning feature. The feature works by incinerating crumbs and grease in your oven to turn them into ashes. The oven turns up the interior temperature to almost 1000 degrees for...
    WHEN a heatwave is in the forecast, do you instinctively reach for the wool blanket? Probably not – but you should, experts say. Some of the best ways to stay cool during the summer are completely counterintuitive. 1Staying cool in the summer is achievable, with some counterintuitive methodsCredit: Getty The experts at Homes and Gardens shared unexpected ways to keep cool during sweaty summer months, from changing your lightbulbs to swapping your bedding. For example, as tempting as an ice-cold shower might sound in the middle of July, you should opt for a warm one instead. "A warm (not hot) shower will initially feel worse than a cold shower," the experts explained. "But, because a freezing cold shower shrinks the appearance of pores, within a few minutes of taking the shower you will end up feeling warmer than you did beforehand as your initial core temperature releases." READ MORE HOME TIPSfresh cookouts I'm a home expert – my cheap hack will keep food fresh during summer outingsSWITCHEROO I’m a home expert - keep bugs away from outdoor lights with ONE...
    A draft version of the infamous letter the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent to President Biden likening angry parents to domestic terrorists even asked for the Army National Guard and the military police to be sent in to certain districts.  'We ask that the Army National Guard and its Military Police be deployed to certain school districts and related events where students and school personnel have been subjected to acts and threats of violence,' the draft letter, which was later amended, read, according to an independent review of the letter. The NSBA originally sent a letter to Biden in September 2021 that requested federal intervention into protesting parents at school board meetings across the country, and requested that their actions be investigated under the Patriot Act as 'domestic terrorism.'  The association represents more than 90,000 school board members in 14,000 public school districts. The review of the NSBA's letter notes that the controversial letter was not authorized by the association's board of directors or executive committee, and only four people within the NSBA had reviewed it before it went...
    The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents unable to find baby formula typically used for their child to contact their pediatrician about appropriate nutritional and safe feeding alternatives. Georgia WIC is working with WIC agencies statewide, local grocers and retailers, and formula manufacturers to help locate formula for clients, especially those in need of specialized formula.   The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is offering guidance for parents that are having difficulty finding baby formula:   Watering down baby formula is dangerous and can cause nutritional imbalances that may lead to serious health problems. Always mix formula as directed by the manufacturer. Homemade baby formulas are not advised. While recipes may seem healthy, they are not safe and do not meet your baby’s nutritional needs. Buy baby formula online but only from well-recognized distributors and pharmacies. Be leery of ads on social media. You can check out a company’s reputation through the Better Business Bureau (BBB) at www.bbb.org. Do not use imported formulas from other countries that...
    Shafquat Ali, 55, has apologized for going to the bathroom while on a parliamentary Zoom A Liberal MP representing the Canadian constituency of Brampton Center has apologized after he was caught entering a bathroom during a live parliamentary Zoom session. Shafqat Ali, a 55-year-old former real estate agent elected last year, on Monday said he was profoundly sorry for Friday's incident, which was seen by fellow MPs but was not visible to the public. Some MPs were attending a session in parliament remotely, and during the meeting Conservative MP Laila Goodridge rose in the House and noted that one of her fellow MPs 'might be participating in a washroom.' The Speaker of the House, who could not see the live stream, was taken aback. The incident was not visible on the public parliamentary feed, and could only be seen by other MPs on an internal stream. The Speaker consulted her clerks, who confirmed the incident. Ali (top right) frequently participates in meetings via Zoom, such as this one. Colleagues in parliament were therefore shocked on Friday when he went to...
    Last Thursday, Lizelle Herrera was arrested in Texas after indictment for murder for the alleged involvement in a self-managed abortion. Herrera was held on a $500,000 bond. The district attorney’s office seemed unable to explain what law justified this prosecution. They ultimately dropped the charges after outcry by abortion advocates. Criminalizing people for pregnancy outcomes. is likely to increase in frequency as it can serve as a backdoor to “personhood” for fetuses. Texas does not currently have a clear law that justifies prosecuting abortions as criminal matters. SB8, the six-week abortion ban in effect, purposely places enforcement in the hands of civilians to bypass judicial review and avoid the involvement of state actors. Using SB8 to prosecute someone for murder could undermine the purpose of the law. It would require state actors to enforce it. Illegal abortions are usually charged as just that. A homicide charge requires a person to be killed. Fetuses aren’t people, according to Roe v. Wade and most historical understandings of personhood. We still don’t know why Lizelle was charged with homicide....
    PARENTS are furious, claiming a school's "loo ban" is forcing kids to choose between going to the toilet or having lunch. Lightcliffe Academy in Halifax has banned loo breaks during the day so pupils have to skip lunch to go to the toilet, parents claim. 1Nicola Hanson with her daughter Izzy outside Lightcliffe Academy, which has banned toilet trips during the dayCredit: SWNS The school cracked down on toilet trips during lessons, but it backfired with massive queues at break times. Pupils have to choose between eating or lining up all lunchbreak for the toilet, according to their disgruntled parents. The rule sparked anger, riling up a flood of complaints and a petition calling for bosses to reverse their decision. The West Yorkshire secondary restricted pupils' access to the loos and enforced a strict toilet timetable of lunch, breaktime and before or after school. It says students are encouraged to go to the toilet outside of class time to avoid disrupting lessons. But fuming parents have slammed the move. Joanne Harney, whose teenage daughter attends the school, said: "It's totally oppressive....
    A WOMAN claimed she was told off by flight crew after she tried to use her phone to make a video call. TikTok user Miley Mango explained on social media how she tried to livestream her journey on the plane. 2TikTok user Miley Mango said she was told off for trying to live stream during a flight She told her followers on her account "most.hatedqueen" that she wasn't allowed to go live mid-flight. The video said: “When you pay $5 for airplane wifi just to get in trouble by the attendant bc apparently you can not video chat or go live while on the air." Showing herself wearing a mask on the plane, she then flipped off the camera. In the caption, she added: “She was so rude about it ‘shut that off RIGHT NOW’ like hey I don’t mind following the rules queen I just didn’t know ?!”  Read more travel storiesHO-TELL ALL Flight attendant reveals 2 unusual items she swears by when staying in a hotel The video has been liked nearly 35k times, although people were conflicted...
    Love Is Blind star Shayne Jansen has set the record straight on claims that he was using drugs - specifically cocaine - during the filming of the popular dating show. The reality TV star, 32, made an appearance on The Viall Files on Wednesday and clarified that though he has used drugs in the past, it was not the case while he was filming the second season of the series.  'People thought I was doing cocaine. I'm mic'd up the whole time. Everyone would have heard me do it. It's wild to think that I was carrying cocaine on me, and I was snorting lines and doing all this kind of stuff in the bathroom when I'm mic'd up,' he explained.  
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy plans to sit down with 26-year-old GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn to talk about claims he made including that he was invited to orgies and cocaine use was rampant in Washington, D.C.  Politico reported Tuesday that Cawthorn's Republican colleagues stood up and aired their grievances during a closed-door House GOP conference meeting earlier in the day, complaining that the North Carolina Republican made party members out to be sexual deviants and drug users.  CNN reported that colleagues wanted Cawthorn to name names because his comments could otherwise unfairly malign the whole party.   The 65-year-old Arkansas Rep. Steve Womack told the group that he rarely speaks up during the weekly meetings, but did so Tuesday because he's getting questions from constituents about Cawthorn's claims of orgies and drug use, Politico said.  Womack remarked that many lawmakers go to bed at 9 p.m. and use flip phones and fax machines, calling it inappropriate that Cawthorn would paint his Congressional peers with a broad brush.  Sen. Richard Burr, the senior Republican senator from North Carolina, was asked by CNN about Cawthorn's...
    DENVER (CBS4)– After a nearly three-week trial, a jury returned a verdict Friday afternoon in a landmark case involving the American Civil Liberties Union and the City and County of Denver stemming from protests that happened in May 2020. The final amount awarded to the plaintiffs involved was $14 million. A third day of protesting in downtown Denver was brought to an early end after Mayor Michael Hancock enacted a curfew to prevent more vandalism and violence. Although many demonstrators had left by 8 p.m., hundreds were still by the State Capitol when law enforcement began dispersing the crowd. The curfew will be in force again May 31. (credit: Evan Semón) The ACLU and private attorneys represented 12 people who were injured while protesting the death of George Floyd. They were asking for a combined $17.5 million. “We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes and I am absolutely thrilled with the verdict. It’s incredibly validating,” said plaintiff Elisabeth Epps. Epps, who was hit in the leg by a projectile as she crossed the street near the Capitol...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Lloyd Blankfein, the former CEO and current senior chairman of Goldman Sachs, falsely claimed that Adolf Hitler did not order his military to use chemical weapons during World War II. Of course, the German military did use chemical agents to murder Jews during the Holocaust. With speculation swirling online and on cable news that Russia might resort to using chemical agents in its war on the people of Ukraine, Blankfein, who is Jewish, weighed in. “Worth noting even Hitler didn’t permit his military to use chemical weapons, though he had them,” the former Wall Street banker tweeted. Worth noting even Hitler didn’t permit his military to use chemical weapons, though he had them. https://t.co/jG25woB8kl — Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) March 24, 2022 Blankfein’s bad take is dead wrong, and Twitter ripped him for it. It’s always good to get a reminder that the people who run America are absolutely 100% out of their minds https://t.co/D1YfR1DVeF — Jon Schwarz (@schwarz) March 24, 2022 While everyone is dunking on this doofus, should be noted the Nazis actually gassed a...
    THE IRS urges taxpayers to protect themselves this tax season by using strong passwords and safeguarding their personal data. More than 160million Americans are expected to file tax returns in total and IRS bosses warn of potential scams. 1The IRS encourages Americans to use strong passwords to avoid falling victim to scams and fraudCredit: Getty The IRS has released a series of top tips to help taxpayers not fall victim to scams and fraud. USE STRONG PASSWORDS Taxpayers should use passwords that are easy to remember. Americans should select around 12 characters and use a mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols. read more on taxNEW CHECK? $800 tax rebate could go to couples in this state to help with inflationBIG BOOST New $350 monthly ‘family stimulus checks’ could be deposited into accounts Taxpayers should not use names, birthdates, or common phrases and avoid using the same password for sites. KNOW RISKS OF PUBLIC WI-FI Americans are warned that cybercriminals can try and steal information from public Wi-Fi networks. Taxpayers should use a VPN when connecting to public Wi-Fi. Most...
    AN Arsenal fan's wig came off as he celebrated his team's goal - and has now vowed to use more glue. Ashley Day reckons the wig got dislodged after one of the Gunners' goals during the celebrations, adding: "I need to stop being so tight with the glue." 3Arsenal fan Ashley Day's wig came off during a matchCredit: Twitter / @Georgebateman15 3He vowed to use more glue in futureCredit: Ashley Day/Twitter The dad saw the funny side and shared a picture of himself at Vicarage Road Stadium before Arsenal's 2-3 away win against Watford yesterday. Ashley, from Tower Hamlets, East London, captioned it: "Before I lost my hair." He also revealed it is not the first time it has happened to him and said: "I think it's hilarious how I constantly embarrass myself without even realising it. I'm like a 21st century Mr Bean!" And he even promised to "rip it all off and whisky it round in rapturous celebrations" if the Gunners finish in the top four. fellow Gunners fan George Bateman took a snap of his...
    Russia expert Dr. Fiona Hill has issued a dire warning about Russian President Vladimir Putin's willingness to use nuclear weapons as his military seeks to batter Ukraine into submission. The former star witness of the first Trump impeachment speculates that the Russian strongman has been huddled in the basement of the Kremlin during the pandemic poring over old maps of the already expansive Russian state – with designs on restoring imperial dominion.  'The thing about Putin is, if he has an instrument, he wants to use it. Why have it if you can't?' she said – pointing to his operatives' use of a radioactive polonium and the nerve agent Novochok in assassinations and assassination attempts.   'So if anybody thinks that Putin wouldn't use something that he's got that is unusual and cruel, think again,' she added.  'Every time you think, "No, he wouldn't, would he?" Well, yes, he would,' Hill said in an extensive interview with Politico as the Putin's invasion unfolded. Dr. Fiona Hill, a Russia expert and former member of the National Security Council, said in an interview that Russian...
    Getty Marcus WIlliams gestures after an interception in 2021. The Detroit Lions are in the process of figuring out what to do with their roster ahead of the offseason, and as the season winds to a close after the Super Bowl, that process will once again be real for the team. What the Lions decide to do at several positions will help determine what plays out with the draft in April and other roster decisions. The biggest shoe is set to drop with that over the next few weeks when the free agency period gets going. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! There are plenty of ways the Lions will be able to go once things get going, but many are beginning to see a potential consensus for the team in the form of addressing the defense, specifically the safety position. Bleacher Report writer Michelle Bruton took a look at making one prediction for every single team during the period, and she had...
    Getty T.J. Watt sacks Tyler Huntley to tie Michael Strahan's single season sack record. It’s forbidden for coaches and players to use cell phones during games and Pittsburgh Steelers star linebacker T.J. Watt did just that during the Week 18 Baltimore Ravens matchup. Whether he was aware — or cared — Watt let the rules violation slip during an interview on the January 18 edition of the Dan Patrick Show. “When did you find out you didn’t have the sack record?” Patrick asked Watt. “At halftime,” Watt admitted. “I thought I had two [sacks], and I checked my phone because our D-line coach was like, ‘They’re giving it to you, they’re giving it to you. You have it.’ But then a couple of other guys said, ‘No, you’re not.’ So I checked my phone at halftime – which I never do. And then in J.J. and my brother’s group chat, [J.J.] was like, ‘They only gave you one man, you gotta go get another one.” “I tried like hell to get another one in the second half, and...
    Biden administration lawyers are due in court on Wednesday to defend their use of a Trump-era immigration restriction that has led to more than a million migrants being expelled at the US-Mexico border. The Biden administration says the use of Title 42 public health protections are essential to stem the entry of COVID-19 into the country.  But human rights campaigners say its use deprives arrivals of their right to claim asylum and offers no public health benefit when the coronavirus is already widespread.  In September, a federal court in Washington, DC, issued a injunction barring the Biden administration from using the measure to expel families. However, that was overturned on appeal. Campaigners return to the appeals court on Wednesday where they will argue that they have documented thousands of murders, kidnappings, sexual assaults, and other forms of violence against expelled migrants. Asylum-seeking migrants from Haiti walk near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents to request asylum in El Paso, Texas Critics have accused President Joe Biden of failing...
    TURNING up the heat each time winter rolls around can certainly put a dent in your budget. Well, personal finance coach Aleigha has the perfect solution: window insulation kits. 2Aleigha shares an affordable home heating hack on her TikTok channelCredit: TikTok/@pondstfinancial In the U.S., a typical household spends over $167 per month on their heating bill, according to Rocket HQ. In an attempt to lower winter heating costs, many try to keep thermostats set at low temperatures, close doors to unused rooms, or use their oven to heat up the surrounding room. Through her social media, Aleigha shared an easy, and very affordable, money-saving hack. For just $6, she purchased the Frost King Indoor Window Insulation Kit from Home Depot, which supplies enough insulation for four windows. "There's like no cold air coming into my apartment now," Aleigha claimed. Thanks to this low-cost hack from Aleigha, this product will help you save up to 35 percent of your room's heat loss. Most read in LifestyleTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far from...
    An American man may never be able to use his penis again after his partner accidentally sprayed expanding foam up his urethra in a sex act gone wrong.  The 45-year-old patient had to have a new opening cut between his scrotum and his anus to urinate when the foam hardened and became 'anchored' in his penis.   Medics who treated him revealed he will only qualify for reconstructive surgery if he passes a psychiatric evaluation.  The unidentified man was struggling with impotence, and had been inserting various objects into the opening of his penis during sex to stay erect.   But things went horribly wrong during one of these sessions when the man's partner tried to use the straw of a can of insulation spray to keep him firm.  At some point the man's unidentified partner accidently hit the button on top of the can, deploying the foam inside of his penis. The foam, normally used for home insulation, hardened and he was left with several masses in the inside of his member and bladder.  A CT scan revealed the masses of...
    A Chinese restaurant chain in the north west of England has been forced to make use of robotic waiters, after struggling for staff during the Covid pandemic. Directors at The Chinese Buffet unleashed one BellaBot in each of four restaurants in Liverpool, St Helens, Bolton and Wigan, to serve food to diners.  When the buffet re-opened after the last lockdown, its owners decided to serve food to people at the table, ordered via an app, rather than allow them to serve themselves. This added an extra strain on the already short waiting staff, according to owners Paolo Hu and Peter Wu, who said the BellaBots had already proved popular with diners. The guide price for the friendly-faced robots is $20,000 (£14,500), which is less than the cost of employing a waiter at minimum wage for 40 hours per week.  Quirky footage shows Bella, who features a wide-eyed feline face, sweeping across the restaurant floor dishing out delicacies to delighted customers.  A Chinese restaurant chain in the north west of England has been forced to make use of robotic waiters, after...
    MASKS have become standard protocol in most offices. Many of us, with reason, have become nervous about being in public spaces with unmasked people we don’t know very well. 3A man online revealed a confusing email he received from his bossCredit: TikTok 3Viewers couldn't believe the requestCredit: TikTok One boss sent an email to his team asking everyone to wear masks in their meetings. But there was one obvious red flag. Posting to TikTok, an employee shared the email he received from his boss - and the internet is very confused. The email began: “Team, I am writing you all today to inform you of a new protocol for our staff Zoom meetings. “Moving forward, everyone will be required to wear a mask during our meetings.” The key word here: Zoom. The boss was issuing a mask requirement even for remote employees that take meetings from their homes. Most read in LifestyleROYAL RESTRAINT Kate demands 'much lower key' 40th than Meghan's 40-person celebrationsPETRONELLA WYATT Meghan must HATE how popular Kate Middleton has become as she turns 40STENCH BE GONE Professional...
    Kamala Harris said in an interview Tuesday that the reports claiming she won't use bluetooth headphones are 'ridiculous' and brushed off queries over whether she learned any lessons in her first year in the White House. The San Francisco Chronicle published the vice president's comments on Sunday from an interview last week as Harris continues to face mounting criticism and dismal approval rating numbers. Surrounding these reports was a more bizarre report claiming that Harris didn't use bluetooth pods because she felt they were a security risk. Harris likened that to being as ridiculous as saying she was going to buy marijuana on her way to the airport. 'Oh, how about, 'She's going to buy a pot on her way to the airport,' Harris told the Chronicle. She bashed the report from coming out 'after a very significant and highly successful bilateral meeting in France on issues that are about national security, on issues that are about climate, on issues that are about what we are doing in terms of international norms and rules on everything from cyber to space.'...
    From The Jetsons to Harry Potter, flying taxis are a staple feature of many science fiction blockbusters. But the futuristic vehicles are inching closer to becoming a reality, and could even be used to shuttle sports fans across Paris during the 2024 Olympic Games. French officials have announced that Paris will begin testing electric air taxis at a test sight just outside Paris. The ultimate goal is to create at least two flights paths to ease congestion during the summer games, according to the officials. French officials have announced that Paris will begin testing electric air taxis at a test sight just outside Paris Paris' flying taxi routesOverall, the aim is to have two routes available for sports fans during the 2024 Olympic Games:  Paris-Issy-les-Moulineaux heliport to Saint-Cyr airfield Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Le Bourget airports and Paris city, on a site to be determined  The Pontoise test site is located at the Cormeilles-en-Vexin airfield and will see approximately 30 manufacturers carry out tests. Augustin de Romanet, CEO of Aéroports de Paris, said: 'Our Pontoise airfield brings together a unique...
    A Minneapolis police officer received a written reprimand for failing to report his use of “less-lethal” ammunition against protestors in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, the Star Tribune reported. The Associated Press’ Julie Watson has a report about a Dalton, Minnesota couple that is taking in Afghan refugees who worked for a U.S.-run agriculture program in Afghanistan before the Taliban takeover of the country. Participants in a panel of Black-owned and Black-led media organizations noted that corporations had failed to make good on promises to invest in Black-owned media that were made after the death of George Floyd, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder reported. Minnesota’s official Thanksgiving turkey is named Harold. Article continues after advertisement A twenty-six year old driver was seriously injured in Millwood Township when he swerved his pickup truck to avoid hitting a deer. A food delivery driver was shot in Cottage Grove. Bloomington police were searching for two people suspected of shooting a dog with a BB gun. Cargill is the largest private company in the U.S. The U.S. men’s national soccer team will play...
    The Little Elm Independent School District in Texas is calling for an investigation into what led to the arrest of four teenage students during a protest at a high school. The school district’s safety and security committee will oversee an "after-action" review into the incident, Superintendent Daniel Gallagher said in a statement on the school district's website. On Friday, Little Elm High School students held a protest at the school after a classmate shared on social media that she was sexually harassed by another student on the bus, The Dallas Morning News reported.  Police said that some students were pepper-sprayed and one was tased after a small group of students “aggressively” approached other students and officers, according to the Morning News.  "What led to Friday's student protest hits us at the core of who we are and we have to find a way to restore the trust you need in order for all of us to move forward," Gallagher added in his statement. But critics have questioned why the officers needed to use such force and how things escalated. They...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized Joe Biden's Justice Department Saturday on "Watters' World," saying the department's actions are "outrageous."  Christie said Biden's Justice Department seems to have broken its pledge to "never, ever use [the Patriot Act] in a way that was improper or inappropriate." WHITE HOUSE IN CONTACT WITH SCHOOL BOARD GROUP FOR 'WEEKS' BEFORE CONTROVERSIAL 'PATRIOT ACT' LETTER: EMAILS The Patriot Act was supposed to be used to thwart terrorism, Christie continued, not against parents "who are rightfully going and raising concerns to school boards" about their children's education. He faulted the National School Boards Association and the National Teachers Union and called for Garland to "show some integrity and knock it off because his reputation is dropping fast." next Image 1 of 3 Chris Christie. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) prev next Image 2 of 3 U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland faces reporters as he and FBI Director Christopher Wray (not pictured) announce charges against a suspect from Ukraine and a Russian national over a July ransomware...
    (CNN) — More and more women are using weed in pregnancy but they may want to think twice. Researchers have found a link between marijuana use by expectant mothers and autism and childhood psychosis. Now, a small study has shown how cannabis use can affect the placenta and may be linked to higher levels of anxiety, aggression and hyperactivity in children. READ MORE: Maryland Board Of Education To Review School Masking Requirement TodayThe US researchers looked at 322 mother-child pairs based in New York City who were part of a wider research project on stress in pregnancy. When the children were between 3 and 6 years old, hormone levels were measured from hair samples, electrocardiogram recordings were used to measure heart function, and behavioral and emotional functioning was assessed based on parental surveys. The study team also looked at placental tissue collected at the time of birth for some of the participants. “This new study supports a growing body of evidence that smoking cannabis during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for women and their children,” Dr. Daghni Rajasingam, consultant...
    (CNN)More and more women are using weed in pregnancy but they may want to think twice. Researchers have found a link between marijuana use by expectant mothers and autism and childhood psychosis. Now, a small study has shown how cannabis use can affect the placenta and may be linked to higher levels of anxiety, aggression and hyperactivity in children. The US researchers looked at 322 mother-child pairs based in New York City who were part of a wider research project on stress in pregnancy. When the children were between 3 and 6 years old, hormone levels were measured from hair samples, electrocardiogram recordings were used to measure heart function, and behavioral and emotional functioning was assessed based on parental surveys. The study team also looked at placental tissue collected at the time of birth for some of the participants. Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows"This new study supports a growing body of evidence that smoking cannabis during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for women and their children," Dr. Daghni...
    The January 6th committee wants to talk to at least five members of Vice President Mike Pence's inner circle.  CNN reported Wednesday evening that those close to Pence may be willing to talk voluntarily or with the push of a 'friendly subpoena,' to provide information on how former President Donald Trump pressured his VP to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.   Sources told CNN that Pence aides have been more forthcoming with information than was previously reported.     The January 6th committee wants to talk to at least five members of Vice President Mike Pence's inner circle. Pence is photographed certifying the results of the election after the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021 Pence is seen being evacuated from the Capitol Building on January 6th. Video of the vice president being rushed out was shared during Trump's Senate impeachment trial in February  On Tuesday, Pence's national security adviser Keith Kellogg was subpoenaed alongside former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller.      Kellogg's testimony was requested because he reportedly participated in a January 2021 meeting with...
    More than 400 unarmed Americans were killed during traffic stops in the last five years - a troubling statistic made worse by allegations that many of these police interactions occurred in municipalities that rely on ticket revenue and court fees to maintain their governmental operations. Many of the traffic stops involved common - minor infractions such as having a broken taillight or running a red light - and none of the drivers or passengers who died were armed or under pursuit for violent crimes, New York Times investigators revealed.  The investigation also found that, in most cases, the officers involved in the fatal traffic stops responded with aggression to disobedience, with a majority of the cops claiming they feared for their lives. More than 400 Americans were killed during traffic stops in the last five years, a recent investigation has revealed (Picture: Bodycam footage from the June 2020 traffic stop that resulted in the death of Rayshard Brooks)  In most cases, the officers involved in the fatal traffic stops responded with aggression to disobedience. A majority of them said they...
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reportedly called for law enforcement to gun down the rioters who broke into Congress during the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. The Washington Post has released a new retrospective article on the riot Donald Trump’s supporters carried out in their violent attempt to overturn the former president’s 2020 election defeat. The piece offers a massive reconstruction of January 6th, and amid all the shocking content that turned up during the Post’s investigation, the paper presents a detailed timeline of how the situation on Capitol Hill plunged into chaos. In the Post’s second chapter — titled Bloodshed — the report goes in-depth on how Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress were evacuated or sheltered in place after rioters breached the Capitol. One anecdote describes Graham’s reaction to fleeing the Senate chamber, including him urging the Senate’s sergeant-at-arms to use guns against the mob. The Senate and House leaders also had been evacuated by Capitol Police and taken to an undisclosed location, but many lawmakers remained in their chambers for a few...
    THE US military reportedly blared haunting sounds into the jungle and used "ghosts" to spook the enemy during the Vietnam War. A tactic called Operation Wandering Soul apparently involved broadcasting a soundtrack of eerie voices, moans, and screams to intimidate enemy forces. 3The US military reportedly used 'ghost tapes' during the Vietnam WarCredit: Getty 3The military invested new efforts into defeating enemy morale during the warCredit: Getty A soundtrack called "Ghost Tape Number 10" is available online and contains an unsettling mixture of Buddhist funeral music and disembodied murmurs. According to The Drive, the US military invested new efforts into defeating enemy morale during the Vietnam-era and decided to use the traditional Vietnamese understanding of death to do so. The belief system involves "good deaths" and "bad deaths," according to the outlet, and the hundreds of thousands who died violent deaths away from home during the war were thought to fit into the bad death category. Tradition holds that this means their souls were not able to transition properly into the spirit world and were left to wander the battlefields....