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    Share this: ON THIS DAY IN 1865, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “SHARKS AT FULTON FERRY — The Sun tells the following shark story: While a number of youngsters were bathing at the dock foot of Fulton Street, East River, last evening, an enormous shark was discovered by those on shore circling around the swimmers, and evidently bent on mischief. An alarm was immediately sounded and the youngsters succeeded in reaching land unmolested, but one lad who had ventured some distance into the stream was singled out by the monster as offering the surest prey. The little fellow, discovering the peril in which he was placed, bent all his energies to escape. Fortunately, just as the shark was preparing to seize his prey, a baited hook and line were thrown from the end of the pier to the monster, who, immediately relinquishing the chase, seized the line, and being securely hooked, was drawn ashore amid the plaudits of the spectators. The beast measured six feet in length, and weighed nearly two hundred pounds.” *** ON THIS DAY IN 1945, the...
    It looks, at a glance, like every white-and-glass tropical tower from Rio de Janeiro to South Florida, but a second look reveals something startling about the new Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale, designed by Kobi Karp. It plows its way out of the oceanfront skyline here, its shape leaving no doubt as to its inspiration from the ships that dot the horizon. The feeling of being on a ship, or actually, of being anywhere other than Fort Lauderdale as you imagined it, is a central part of this truly fabulous new hotel’s experience which is the latest selection for our series on exciting new hotels, Room Key. When the hotel invited Beast Travel to visit, we asked for recommendations on social media as we’d never ventured here except to fly in and out en route to Miami. The responses were telling: “Just don’t go” or “Get in an Uber to Miami” were the gist of the replies. But then messages trickled in from locals or frequent visitors who swore that the city was actually a gem whose reputation is part of...
    ST. LOUIS — An amusing group chat has emerged from the frenetic San Francisco-Seattle roster-go-round. Donovan Walton, Kevin Padlo and Mike Ford have in some way or another shuffled between the Mariners and the Giants over the past two weeks. To keep in touch — and keep track — the trio of players started texting each other. The current status report: Walton, the latest trade target, joined the Giants in St. Louis on a taxi-squad basis (not part of the active roster). Padlo, who came over in exchange for cash, is a regular at Triple-A Sacramento. And Ford, who joked about being the designated “COVID replacement player,” was shipped back to Seattle to add Walton to the 40-man roster. “Crazy,” said Walton, 28, who has a career .196/.260/.315 batting line in 102 MLB plate appearances. “We were cracking jokes about it. It was good to see Padlo yesterday. He said nothing but great things, so I’m excited to be here.” Walton got to say hi to Padlo, but that’s about all he had time for. He arrived in St. Louis...
    WE like to think we know ourselves pretty well - but you know what they say, you learn something new everyday. This mind-mending optical illusion - created by Bright Side - might just teach you something about your near-jerk emotional responses. 2What do YOU see in this illustration? There are two very different illustrations in this one portrait. So which one do YOU see first? According to the creators, seeing an upside-down Princess means you have a tendency to be flighty. They explained: "You'll always be young at heart, fun and outgoing." Alternatively, you might have also spotted the face of an older woman. Read More Optical IllusionsBAD OPTICS What you don’t see in this optical illusion could mean you’re SELFISH NEIGH WAY The direction you see this horse walking in this illusion says a lot about you They claim this means "you're more realistic, kind and caring." In the same video, there's also another optical illusion of a horse - and which direction you think it's walking in is very telling. If you see the horse walking forwards, it means...
    America's top infectious-disease expert hinted that he might retire soon due to falling COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, suggesting the pandemic might be over.  Dr Anthony Fauci, 81, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and adviser to President Joe Biden, told ABC's Start Here podcast that he is considering retiring as COVID cases drop and restrictions have been lifted across the country.  'I have said that I would stay in what I'm doing until we get out of the pandemic phase and I think we might be there already if we can stay this,' Fauci said.  'I don't have any plans right now to go anywhere, but you never know. I can't stay at this job forever.'   Fauci has served as public health expert for more than 50 years and has advised every American president since Ronald Reagan, becoming the nation's top COVID expert while drawing criticism over the nation's handling of the pandemic.   The hints of retirement came as he warned that easing restrictions, the waning protection from vaccines and the rise of the BA.2 subvariant in the...
    Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay was apparently, at one point in his life, one of the best athletes in the state of Georgia. Calvin Johnson is one of the greatest athletes the NFL has ever seen. A dynamic and physically dominant receiver, he once routinely embarrassed entire defenses while he was with the Detroit Lions alongside current Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. However, Stafford is now working with an athlete that actually went out and won an award over Johnson. As it turns out, Sean McVay, the current Rams head coach, was named the 2003 Georgia High School Player of the Year over Johnson, which is absolutely absurd to think about. This is WILD ???? #SCFacts pic.twitter.com/MiUZ6BMUBu — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 7, 2022 Watch: Rich Eisen asks Calvin Johnson about Sean McVay and Roman Reigns During a segment on his show, Rich Eisen actually asked Johnson about McVay beating him out for the award. Apparently, Johnson had no clue this even happened up until recently. It was all news to him. After TJ & Brockman supplied him...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston rental market is bouncing back. “99 percent of apartments in Boston are occupied,” said Boston Pads CEO Demetrios Salpoglou. “We’ve changed quite a bit since one year ago. We went from record availabilities and record vacancies to an incredibly tight market right now.” This year may bring prices renters have never seen before. “I think we’re going to break the records in terms of pricing, rental pricing, three beds, four beds, and five beds for sure, and possibly studios, one beds, two beds,” said Salpoglou. And while the high numbers may be the subject of jokes on social media, with Boston resident Jonathan Berk sharing this tweet about the price of an igloo in Bay Village, it’s no laughing matter for renters. Bay Village studio available $2,700 / monthHeat/ hot water not includedFirst and last months rent1-month broker fee pic.twitter.com/lznd9yqlLD — Jonathan Berk (@berkie1) January 31, 2022 “The inventory’s dropping, so there’s not a lot of availability,” said Boston Pads real estate professional Andrew Pitsious. “So it’s just creating that sense of urgency that...
    WHEN it comes to the economy, there are uncertainties that lie ahead – so you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared.  This is mainly due to raging inflation, which is currently at a 40-year-high.  1Personal finance expert Mark Williams weighs in with The Sun on how to manage your finances in 2022 In efforts to cool down the massive consumer demand, the Federal Reserve is now gearing up for three interest rate hikes this year.  On the other hand, there’s also a chance of another economic disaster should the coronavirus pandemic take an unexpected turn.   Regardless, you’ll want to make sure that you're prepared for one or the other – but the expectation is that prices will continue to rise in 2022 and fall later in the year.  Mark Williams, a financial expert and chief executive officer of Brokers International, has weighed in with The Sun on how Americans can prepare for prices continuing to rise in early 2022.  He has laid out multiple tips, which we unveil below.  1. Save something A good way to start is by finding a way to...
    THE countdown to Christmas is on, and while thanks to Omicron our diaries are less packed than they might be, the never-ending to-do list for December 25 can still be incredibly overwhelming. One YouGov poll found that two in five of us have felt stressed during the festive period while one in four has struggled with anxiety or depression.  2Feeling anxious more than Christmassy? You're not aloneCredit: Getty Women are more affected with 51 per cent saying they've felt stressed, compared to 35 per cent of men. And even though it's meant to be a time of joy and giving, a quarter of us say we find it more challenging than any other time of year. "Whether it is all the shopping, the cooking or the commitment to spend time with so many friends and family, it's easy to become overwhelmed at Christmas," explains psychotherapist Anna Mathur. "But there are things you can do to reduce anxiety in the run up to the big day. "That starts with looking back at what a difficult year it has been and giving...
    IF you're forever running around trying to get from A to B then it's likely you're the friend or family member who is always late. Being late can cause friction, missed dinner reservations and train bookings lead to arguments - which are never great for relationships. 1If you're always running late then the good news is that it might not actually be your fault, experts have claimedCredit: Getty While being late, to most people, is seen as a negative trait and bad mannered, experts have said that this isn't actually the case. Psychotherapist Somia Zaman, who specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) said that when people are late, it's not that they are deliberately trying to do it - or that they don't care about other people's feelings. She explained that some people are just natural born optimists who believe they are able to successfully manage everything in their hectic schedules. Somia said that these people are referred to as 'over schedulers' and will often pack too much into one day. She added that...
    Yes, little one, your life DOES matter. Friday was a horrible day for those of us who abhor the worst of this nation’s original values, norms, and laws. You know the ones—the ones that enable white men to rule over women and people of color with an iron fist, the ones that protect the wealth of the few at the expense of the masses, the ones that treat Christianity as the national religion, and the ones that keep members of the LGBTQ+ communities closeted.  Make no mistake: While that Kenosha, Wisconsin jury declared that Kyle Rittenhouse, now 18, was not guilty of murdering Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, injuring Gaige Grosskreutz, and other crimes in August 2020, their verdicts do not make that soulless, gun-toting disaster innocent. He’s just the latest killer to walk free, with a lot of help from Judge Bruce Schroeder.  In a nation where horrific violence is increasingly acceptable to one part of the country—most visibly represented by white male Christian supremacists, and the white women who will do anything to remain adjacent to their desperate, angry, and declining power—sometimes we who know the right wing is...
    SAN FRANCISCO — His performance suggests he still has plenty left to offer and his stat line indicates he’s still one of the best catchers in baseball, but Buster Posey doesn’t plan to continue building his legacy. The longtime Giants catcher and anchor of three World Series championship clubs announced he will retire from baseball on Thursday at Oracle Park. “It’s such a unique opportunity to publicly thank so many people that helped me get here, help me stay here and help me fulfill a lifelong dream playing Major League Baseball,” Posey said at the beginning of a 15-minute speech in which he thanked his wife Kristen, his four children and various members of the organization. Posey was joined at the podium by Giants chairman Greg Johnson, CEO Larry Baer and president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, who jokingly asked: “I don’t know if this is the right time for it, but is this a definite, for sure thing?” Posey, 34, is stepping away following the best regular season in franchise history and one of the...
    Sweeping through the doorway at Vogue's sleek Manhattan offices, Anna Wintour surveys the room with a practised, critical eye. There is a moment's deliberate pause, a flash of obvious distaste. 'Why,' she snaps, 'are there so many white people in the room?' It could so easily be parody. After all, the legendary 71-year-old Vogue editor – with her signature sleek bob and sunglasses – has many times found herself the subject of ruthless satire, most notably in the film, The Devil Wears Prada. Anna Wintour with Edward Enninful, the first black man to be British Vogue's editor-in-chief and European editorial director of Condé Nast RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Grace and charm filled the room when he was in it': Stella... AOC is hit with SECOND ethics complaint over $35k-a-head... Share this article Share But insiders at the world's most glamorous magazine insist this 'new Anna' is all too real – the fashion queen once accused of promoting a 'white-centric' universe from a glass-fronted New York skyscraper, has turned woke. As one...
    DEAR JOAN: My 10 year old cat recently had a UTI problem, which has been fixed. During this time she had an issue and urinated uncontrollably on the top of her cat tower. I have tried to clean it the best I can, but she refuses to go to the top. She used to sleep the afternoon away there. I’m not sure if there is a smell she detects, or if it’s the negative experience she had. Thank you for any advice. M. Adams, Gilroy DEAR M.: With cats, it could be any number of things including just wanting a change of favorite napping spots. The two possibilities you suggest — the smell and the experience — are two very likely reasons. Nobody, not even cats, like the smell of cat urine. It is extremely potent and serves as a vivid olfactory sign that marks a territory. It gets stronger as it sits for a while and bacteria grows, which means pee needs to be cleaned quickly. If you manage to rid the scratching post of the urine, the cat...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady has been playing forever. As a result, football fans seemingly get bombarded every 15 minutes with a new accomplishment or statistic or feat that nobody’s ever done in history. It’s all impressive, but it can be a bit much. Yet every now and then, a Tom Brady statistic comes across your eyes and stops you in your tracks. This is one of those stats. During the Buccaneers’ rout of the Bears on Sunday, Brady hit a bit of a rough patch in the second quarter. With the Bucs leading 21-0, Brady threw three straight incompletions. The Bucs punted, but they got the ball back three plays later on a strip sack of Justin Fields. With the ball at the Bears’ 25-yard line, Brady was looking to pour it on. But once again, he threw three straight incompletions. (The first one was a big miss, too.) The Bucs settled for a field goal, and when the CBS broadcast returned from commercials, the screen displayed a downright shocking bit of information: With six...
    It’s not even the busiest time of year for travel yet, and 2021 has already been chaotic — even for the most seasoned travelers. Among the 2021 travel fiascos: — Spirit Airlines underwent an operational meltdown, with 2,800 flights canceled between July 30 and Aug. 9 due to a combination of bad weather, staffing shortages and technical problems that left passengers stranded. — Some vaccinated travelers have unexpectedly tested positive for COVID-19 during international trips, finding themselves required to isolate abroad due to U.S. travel restrictions. — COVID-related rules can change last-minute, meaning you might abruptly need to quarantine upon arrival, even if vaccinated — as was the case when the Netherlands suddenly tightened travel restrictions in September. — And while booking travel through the sharing economy is becoming increasingly popular, vacationers are experiencing situations where vacation home and RV rental owners have ghosted them. All that, and Thanksgiving is still over a month away. And so, as you book 2021 holiday travel, don’t overlook the best type of plan you can make: a backup plan. Here are some...
    YOUR pricey Windows 10 PC might not be able to upgrade to Microsoft’s new Windows 11. The huge update starts rolling out for free later this year – but you might not be able to get it. 3Windows 11 won’t run on every computer – especially if you’re using an older machineCredit: Microsoft You'll be able to bag the next-gen PC software from October 5 – but only if your computer is good enough. According to Microsoft, the roll-out will be staggered. That means the free upgrade will only be available to select devices initially. But Microsoft said that all eligible devices will be able to upgrade by the middle of 2022. It brings sweeping improvements, design changes and new features. Importantly, it replaces Windows 10 – which will eventually lose support, including vital security updates. Most read in Phones & GadgetsBITE OF THE APPLE New iPhone 13 is out this week – prices, plus how and when to buy itMAIL FAIL Your Gmail could be hacked in seconds if you make this ONE silly mistakeBETA ENTRY Battlefield 2042 early...
    Hey cookie lovers, especially Snickerdoodle fans, listen up. You have a new reason to gobble down a few more now that they have been named the favorite dessert in Connecticut. According to "Reader's Digest," which did a poll of the favorite dessert in every state, Snickerdoodles are the favorite in the Nutmeg state, with plenty of sugar and cinnamon deliciousness. The sugar-and-spice cookie, again heavy on the cinnamon, is one of the few cookies that doesn't use any vanilla. Go figure. According to "Reader's Digest, the name "might" come from the German Schneckennudel (“snail noodle”)— or it, they added, might be all made up and someone just likes to snicker while they doodle and eat, well, cookies. If you haven't sampled one, now is the time to grab a large glass of milk and find a good bakery that sells Snickerdoodles.  Note: Try before you buy. They should be soft, and if you are super lucky, warm. 
    In the last couple of years, DIY 'hacks' have become more prevalent than ever. But while designs usually aim to make life easier, these rather unique inventions do little more than puzzle the beholder. Among the entertaining projects from across the globe, which were collated in an online gallery by TheRocketScience, include a lighter made of human teeth and shoes without soles. Elsewhere, rather unappealing false eyelashes have been created from cockroach legs, while a toilet was formed using old stones.  A bright idea? This car in the US features chandeliers as headlights - certainly a creative endeavour. While they might, technically, light the driver's way, one tight corner would means lights out Wood you believe it? This stick-turned-scooter invention isn't a far cry from something Fred Flintstone might have used when he wasn't with his car This tea set painted with swarming ants is a disturbing trick of the eye. While the attention to detail is great, it certainly begs the question - who wants insects in their tea? A dining table water fountain might sound...
    In 2021, perhaps for the first time in decades, COVID-19 has ushered in a shift in the supply and demand equation that has benefited workers. In April, a higher percentage of nongovernment employees left their jobs than at any point since the Labor Department began measuring that statistic at the turn of the century. They’re doing so because they have choices to a degree they haven’t for a long time. Wages are also climbing, in particular for those at the bottom of the pay scale. “What’s happening right now is not about the wages of college grads going up—it’s about the wages of lifeguards at my pool,” explained Betsey Stevenson, who served as the Labor Department’s chief economist before moving on to the University of Michigan. “Undergirding that is the sense that workers at the very bottom have options to work for a better job,” Dr. Stevenson added. “What employers are used to paying won’t really cut it.” No offense to practitioners like Stevenson, but economics has long been burdened with the moniker “the dismal science.” The term derives...
    Jordan Whitehead at Bucs minicamp at One Buc Place in Tampa, Florida on June 9, 2021.Tori Richman/Tampa Bay Buccaneers The new NFL season is right around the corner—game one of the preseason is on Aug. 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals—and with training camps opening up, there’s no better thing to do than sit around and speculate about who’s going to have a big year for the Buccaneers. While a team coming off a Super Bowl win isn’t the easiest team to predict breakout players for (because the Bucs are already pretty damn good) here are five guys to look to for a big leap in production this year.  Sean Murphy-Bunting SMB had a monster playoff run last year, making him the easiest candidate for a breakout guy for this upcoming season. The Bucs cornerback came up with three picks last season in Tampa Bay’s run to the Super Bowl, and they were all equally important. With Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean likely holding those top two corner spots, SMB will sit comfortably in that slot corner position and thrive. He’s...
    All 24 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Ranked, From Worst to Best (Photos) 7 Summer Reads To Help Improve Your Finances © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Free agent wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has not determined whether he will be back for an 18th season. In an interview today with Rachel Nichols on ESPN, Fitzgerald said he’s undecided on whether he’ll be back with the Cardinals, or any other team, or whether he’ll retire. “I haven’t decided anything,” Fitzgerald said. “Training camp starts in a few weeks. I’m excited, it’s going to be another great year for the NFL.” It’s unclear to what extend the Cardinals even want Fitzgerald back. Although they wouldn’t publicly say they don’t want one of the most beloved players in franchise history, Fitzgerald will turn 38 last month and is coming off a season in which he had career-lows in catches (54), yards (409), yards per catch (7.6) and touchdowns (one). The Cardinals signed veteran wide receiver A.J. Green and drafted Rondale Moore in the second...
    In this article AAPLApple WWDC21Source: AppleApple's new iPhone software, called iOS 15, will be available this fall with lots of new features. But one of the ones I've enjoyed most while toying around with the developer beta is called "Focus." It lets you block out all the noise -- any notifications from apps and messages you don't care about -- during certain times. Then you can catch up on all those notifications later. It means I can feed my son, hang out with my family, watch a movie or read a book without seeing any new notifications on my phone. Right now, even in the Do Not Disturb mode that currently exists, I might still pick up my phone and see that I've received new messages, Slack alerts, news alerts and more -- even if it isn't dinging me every time. But Focus is way more extensive and customizable than Do Not Disturb. It gives you total control over what apps and people are able to reach you. And it's just a tap away. On iPhones with Face ID, you...
    The past week has seen the Republican Party maneuver to consider potential replacements for Rep. Liz Cheney in her leadership role, with Rep. Elise Stefanik emerging as the strongest contender. It also saw former President Donald Trump's ban on Facebook upheld and Caitlyn Jenner's first interview as a prospective gubernatorial candidate in California and finished with underwhelming jobs numbers for President Joe Biden. Here are some of the best quotes of the week. "The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!" — Former President Donald Trump, via tweemail, renewing his monthslong unfounded claims about election fraud. “That tale from the border didn't just border on B.S. This was USDA grade-A bulls--- . … But the damage was done, pumped out over the airwaves at the bulls--- factory also known as Fox News." — CNN anchor and former Trump provocateur Jim Acosta on Fox News “I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair, to carry out the message.” — House Minority Leader Kevin...
    (CNN)Liz Cheney is striking a nerve. Over and over again. Purposefully and with force.Donald Trump sends an email saying the election was stolen, and Cheney -- the No. 3 House Republican -- tweets right back at him, minutes later, that "the 2020 presidential election was not stolen."Whenever asked, she says that those who believe the election was rigged -- and voted against certification -- should be disqualified from a presidential run. Unequivocal, period.House Republicans threaten to dethrone her from her leadership post; the response is a virtual shrug.And when asked whether she has ruled out a presidential bid herself, the answer was no -- as one might expect from any politician.Read MoreSo what's going on with Cheney, the conservative Republican who voted with Trump more than 90% of the time? "Something broke with her on November 3 and January 6," says one GOP strategist who knows her well and supports her. "She thinks it's a big lie and she can't live with it. It's kind of astonishing."Astonishing, yes, especially in this political climate. But one thing is clear: Cheney has...
    Mike Trout had a rare bad night at the plate against the Kansas City Royals who did something unheard of against the best player in baseball. Mike Trout is off to another amazing start and his Los Angeles Angels actually have a winning record. That is one rare feat right there, but Trout had a weird night Tuesday in Kansas City. He did record one hit, but also had four strikeouts for the ‘ole golden sombrero. For those unaware, that is the lovely term given on a four-strikeout night. There is a whole Twitter account dedicated to tracking the ugly feat and it is not as rare as it may seem. However, it is rare for Trout. One may think a power hitter like him would have many of these tough nights. It turns out that is not the case at all. In 1,263 MLB games, Trout has struck out four times in just six of those games with the last one coming in September of 2017. That’s .0048 percent of games. Mike Trout has played 1,263 MLB games. Tonight...
    Epic Games The Primal Shotgun is one of the new weapons of Fortnite Season 6, but ever since its release, many players have felt it has been just way too powerful. It’s essentially an automatic shotgun that allows players to spray down walls and get into boxes with ease. From there, it’s just a matter of hitting body shots until the enemy is dead, and with the massive clip size, this isn’t too much of a problem. Epic did already nerf the gun once in the season and while that seemed at first, it didn’t take long to figure out that it was still extremely powerful. On April 8, Epic dished out another nerf to the gun that slashed damage across the board and also made it take longer to pull out. This might prove to be the killing blow to the controversial Primal Shotgun.Primal Shotgun Nerf Too Much? We've released a hotfix adjusting: ⬆️ The Recycler now harvests ammo faster and does more damage to structures⬇️ Primal Shotgun damage reduced and pullout time increased pic.twitter.com/2pZxxHsbee — Fortnite...
    Professor Brian Cox left This Morning viewers scratching their heads today after making a bizarre claim that humans 'might be holograms'.  The British physicist, 53, appeared on the programme to promote his new live tour Horizons: A 2021 Space Odyssey, which will explore profound questions such as how the universe began. While discussing the role of black holes in the evolution of the universe, Brian claimed the universe 'might not be at all the way we perceive it to be' and suggested we could all be holograms - but failed to elaborate before host Ruth Langsford moved the conversation on.  Viewers were unsurprisingly confused by the theory, with one calling the moment the 'best thing to happen' on the show so far while another joked that someone should come and 'turn them off'.  Professor Brian Cox left This Morning viewers scratching their heads today after making the surprising claim that we 'might all be holograms' The British physicist, 53, said the 'universe might not be at all the way we perceive it to be' - but gave no other explanation...
    Andy Cohen Celebrates Mark Consuelos 50th Birthday with Sweet Throwback Photo Featuring Baby Ben Derek Chauvins trial begins with showing jurors video of George Floyds final moments With any luck, normalcy will be a part of the Major League Baseball season.  After last year's weird 60-game sprint in empty stadiums, expanded playoffs and a neutral site World Series, this season will look more like we are used to: 162 games, fans in stadiums, hopefully full stadiums long before the World Series and a normal postseason.  © Provided by Yahoo! Sports San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. is one of the top MVP candidates in the National League. (AP Photo/Matt York) With that, it's time for Yahoo Sports' Frank Schwab and Scott Pianowski to look at some future bets using odds from BetMGM: team win totals, MVP and other awards, player props, and our best bet for the World Series winner.  Who's your favorite bet for AL MVP? FS: The AL side is easy for me. I'm jumping on the Shohei Ohtani bandwagon at +3000. I say often that when...
    Getty UFC welterweight star Colby Covington is one of the most polarizing figures in sports, so it’s probably not a surprise to him when he receives threats from other fighters via social media. Still, he probably never saw this latest one coming. After all, Gilbert Burns, while one of the top 170-pounders in the sport, has also seemed like one of MMA’s genuinely kindest people up to this point in his career. But Burns became the latest UFC star to call out Covington this week via social media, and he did so by threatening to take things outside the cage if necessary. Burns claims he might “slap” Covington outside the Octagon if the American refuses to accept the proposed welterweight showdown. Burns posted, “We looking for June! 2 guys said yes! Colby said no! I said yes for both waiting for the UFC now.” We looking for June! 2 guys said yes! Colby said no! I said yes for both waiting for the UFC now @AliAbdelaziz00 #TheComeBack — GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) March 18, 2021 A few...
    Live-Action ‘Dora,’ ‘Fairly OddParents’ in the Works at Paramount+ 10 Things Successful Retirees Do Differently It’s in the arbitrary nature of sport that even legends seldom exit the stage on a high note. © Provided by Golfweek There are exceptions, sure. Ted Williams homered in his last at-bat. Pete Sampras went home with the U.S. Open trophy. Lorena Ochoa quit as No. 1 in the world. More often, great careers peter out with a ground ball like Babe Ruth’s, a series of increasingly disappointing results that finally force a reckoning with the passage of time. Those are the good endings. Others are involuntary, authored by injury or accident. Like that of Maureen Connolly, who won nine Grand Slams but saw her career end with a horse-riding accident at age 19, two weeks after winning her third straight Wimbledon singles title. When news emerged about Tiger Woods’ car crash on Tuesday there was a clear and immediate delineation between Woods the man and Woods the golfer, with much of the focus rightly on the former and his physical well-being. An...
    Pop quiz: which is the better deal, $500 off a Razer Blade laptop, or $150 off an Asus Zephyrus G14? It might hinge on whether you need a webcam, because in practically every other way the Asus is the laptop I’d buy today. That’s not to say there’s anything particularly wrong with the Razer Blade 15 Base at today’s unheard of price of $1,099 at Amazon (regularly $1,599): aside from the paltry 256GB of solid state storage, you’re looking at a speedy 6-core Core i7-10750H processor, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics that should competently tackle yesteryear’s biggest titles, a 144Hz 1080p screen, plus plenty of ports packed into an attractive black CNC aluminum chassis with single-zone RGB lighting. The deal at midnight PT Sunday. But for just $100 more, you can currently get the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 at Best Buy for $1,199, which just so happens to be our pick for the best ultraportable gaming laptop you can buy. While its Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics can actually be slightly slower than the 1660 Ti...
    As coronavirus cases decline, leaders in D.C. region slowly peel back restrictions Appeals Court Begrudgingly Allows Engineer to Keep His Job After ‘Purposefully Defecating on Company Property’ You've got embarrassing, tricky, and otherwise unusual life questions. We've got answers. Welcome to Is This Normal?, a no-nonsense, no-judgment advice column from HelloGiggles, in which we tap experts to find out exactly how typical (or not) your situation is. © Provided by Hello Giggles Getty Images Dear Is This Normal? I was wondering if you could talk about couples who have different opinions about coronavirus and the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. My partner takes the virus far less seriously than I do. He wears a mask but he is much more comfortable seeing friends in public and wants to expand our pod so that he can catch up with people he hasn't seen in a year. He also often goes into grocery stores just to pick up one or two things (I prefer to make one big trip) and has been wanting to go to a restaurant outside, which I still feel weird...
    AutoNation Sees Stronger U.S. Car Sales Despite Chip Paucity Hyundai Reveals Ioniq 5 Interior Ahead of February 23 Reveal Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is Who Should Wait for the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Experts Say With two COVID vaccine options available, it could be tough to decide which one to get. For most of us, that's not yet a concern—you get whichever vaccine is available—but we might have a little more flexibility in the near future. In addition to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, Johnson & Johnson recently applied for emergency-use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means there could be three vaccines to choose from soon. All three vaccines are highly effective and safe, but there is one group of people that might consider waiting for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to become available. Keep reading to find out who might want to hold off...
    A quarter of all known stars in the universe are thought to host a 'perfect planet' — one the same size and temperature as Earth. There are approximately a 'zetta' of them ... that's a trillion billions — a one with 21 zeroes after it. So it is presumptuous for us to assume we are the only intelligent beings in this vast cosmos. In fact, to imagine we humans are alone in space is not merely arrogant, it is scientific nonsense. On October 19, 2017, a telescope in Maui, Hawaii's second-largest island, glimpsed the first known interstellar visitor. Without question, this object came from a distant solar system. Was this a natural phenomenon, or one engineered by an intelligent life-form? The simplest explanation is the latter: that it was created by an intelligent civilisation not of this Earth. Earth cannot possibly be the only planet that supports life. Even in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, about a quarter of the 200 billion stars are orbited by planets with the right conditions for liquid water and, thus, the chemistry of...
    San Francisco Sues Education Board, District Over Reopening More than two-thirds of Americans support Bidens $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan, poll finds Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Seniors Are Getting These Unsold 2020 SUVs For Dirt Cheap Ad Microsoft A slam dunk if you need a balance transfer Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/47 SLIDES © IMDB It’s hard to believe, but Valentine's Day is right around the corner. We suggest taking it easy...
    No, not desperation. More like: urgency. That is how this next challenge awaiting Aaron Rodgers must be viewed. This might not be the last opportunity to get to his second Super Bowl. But it could be. Rodgers is 37 years old, and his 16th year in the NFL — his 13th as the Packers’ starting quarterback — was one of his very best. An all-time season. If he cannot springboard such greatness into taking the next, necessary step, when will he? If Rodgers and the Packers, the No. 1 seed in the NFC, playing at home Sunday afternoon at their frigid Lambeau Field venue, cannot beat the Buccaneers in the NFC Championship, it will be another season of superlatives that ended with no Super Bowl. And that is unacceptable, even though the impediment in the way, Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, is the most prolific winner in league history. “No more pressure than usual,” Rodgers said. “I think a lot of times the storylines, pressure and those kinds of comments are good stuff for you guys to write about, but I...
    Getty Jenni Farley, Clayton Carpinello, Nicole Polizzi, Lauren Sorrentino, Amy Paffrath, Angela Pivarnick, and Deena Nicole Buckner of the Jersey Shore cast attend the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. Jersey Shore fans are more convinced than ever that Angelina Pivarnick and her husband Chris Larangeira have broken up. The couple, who tied the knot in a lavish November 2019 wedding, have been unusual displaying social media behavior that has fans thinking they’ve split after just one year of marriage. Angelina kicked off the New Year by posting, then deleting,  a fake pregnancy announcement, and things only got weirder from there. So what’s the deal? Here’s what you need to know.The Newlyweds Recently Stopped Following Each Other on Social Media View this post on Instagram A post shared by Christopher Larangeira (@chris_e_piss_e) While rumors have swirled about the couple for a while now, Angelina, 34, and Chris, 42, began unfollowing other’s Instagram accounts in mid-January, according to In Touch Weekly. An insider told the outlet that “Angelina’s Instagram...
    TSA weighs barring hundreds from flights, steps up security before inauguration Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it vote of conscience This incredible stat might be a good sign for Urban Meyers NFL coaching career Plenty of very successful college coaches have jumped to the NFL and struggled to replicate their previous success. There are definitely some people who believe Urban Meyer will be one of them. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Meyer accepted the Jacksonville Jaguars head-coaching job on Thursday, setting him up for his first jump to professional football. There’s no way of knowing how successful Meyer will be at this level, but there’s one stat that could bode well: the number of Meyer-coached players who are still playing in the NFL. #Jaguars coach Urban Meyer is new to the NFL, but not new to players in the NFL. Per @NFLResearch, 57 players — basically an entire active roster — played a game under Urban Meyer in college and played in an NFL game in 2020. That’s a lot. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2021 That...
    According to a new report, Monday Night Raw superstar Ricochet — whose booking has been the subject of criticism for quite some time — might soon be on his way out of WWE. Citing comments made by Bryan Alvarez on Tuesday’s edition of Wrestling Observer Live, WhatCulture wrote that the belief backstage is that Ricochet hasn’t re-signed with WWE. This new development comes close to three years after the high-flying wrestler — together with NXT star Candice LeRae and Erik and Ivar of The Viking Raiders — signed three-year contracts with the promotion in January 2018. With that in mind, the publication added that there’s a chance Ricochet will be leaving the promotion later this month, assuming he won’t ink a new deal before the current one expires. As further pointed out, Ricochet has been seen by many as one of the “most misused” wrestlers in WWE. Currently, he is in the middle of a feud with Mustafa Ali and the rest of RETRIBUTION, though WhatCulture noted that their rivalry has largely gone in favor of the heel faction since...
    (CNN)You can buy most Hot Wheels cars for about a dollar at Target, Wal-Mart or pretty much any local drugstore. But for Bruce Pascal, a nearly lifelong obsession with the tiny cars has turned into a collection of mind-boggling value.Pascal, a Washington DC-area commercial real estate executive, is the owner of what is believed to be the most valuable Hot Wheels car in the world: a 1969 version of the "Beach Bomb" Volkswagen bus estimated to be worth as much as $150,000.Collectibles experts say the appraisal of the tiny car is entirely believable based on its extreme rarity and its nearly perfect condition."When it comes to any field of collecting, there's always that pinnacle 'Holy Grail' item where it's just that the supply that's out there can no way meet the demand and that causes the price to go through the roof," said Travis Landry, an appraiser with Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers of Rhode Island.Although he hasn't inspected the car himself, Landry said that Pascal's toy is easily worth $100,000 but probably more, especially as values for all sorts of...
    The most memorable TV character deaths Fixer-uppers around America begging to be pretty again Hot Takes We Might Actually Believe: James Harden will be a Philadelphia 76er this season The 2020-21 NBA season is almost upon us, but Hot Take SZN is here, and at the end of another eventful offseason we will see how close to the sun we can fly and still stand the swelter of these viewpoints. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports James Harden’s unhappiness with the Houston Rockets is the worst-kept secret in the NBA. Every day, we are treated to some mundane update that comes back to this: The one-time MVP wants out of Houston, and the Rockets are unwilling to trade him for pennies on the dollar. The swap of Russell Westbrook for John Wall, the signing of Christian Wood, none of it has changed Harden’s mind. And none of it was done with the sole purpose of convincing him to stay. Harden’s list of preferred destinations may expand or contract, but one way or another, he will be dealt by the trade...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Yes, the harsh reality is that someone will hire Adam Gase to coach again after the 2020 season. Adam Gase remains the head coach of the New York Jets for tanking purposes. At this point, giving the job to someone, anyone relatively smarter than him might cost the franchise a chance at a do-over with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence in April of 2021. Gase’s head coaching track record was abysmal well before he joined gang green. One look at how players such as Ryan Tannehill and DeVante Parker have flourished without him proves his style of coaching might be the problem. During his days in South Beach, the Dolphins went to one postseason appearance when no one knew what they were. Outside of his first season, Gase’s record all-time is 20-40. Sometimes it’s best to hit the reset button and learn from the basics. At one point, Gase was considered the next up and coming offensive guru during his time working with as the Broncos offensive coordinator. That might be...
    There was a slim selection of live Christmas trees at one Lowe’s location in Northern Virginia. WTOP/Kristi King Few live Christmas trees were left at one Lowe’s location in Northern Virginia, weeks before Dec. 25. WTOP/Kristi King (1/2) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. If you typically get a live Christmas tree and don’t have one yet, you might want to get one soon — they’re in short supply. Growers planted fewer trees during and after the 2008 recession, and this year there’s been high demand. “It’s December 7th, and people are running out of trees and we haven’t gotten any access to anything new,” said David Johannes of Good Earth Garden Market. Johannes ordered 2,500 trees for his locations in Potomac and Sandy Spring, Maryland, but received only 2,100. The Potomac store — which typically would have sold about 700 trees by now — had only two dozen left Monday afternoon. A visit to Home Depot and Lowe’s along the Richmond Highway corridor in Northern Virginia also revealed...
    The Pokémon Company International and The Wand Company are teaming up to release premium replicas of the classic Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, and Premier Ball. These $99.99 die-cast metal balls come with proximity-sensing tech that causes its button to light up and change color when pressed. You might be thinking that the point of a poké ball, any poké ball, would be to be thrown, as decades of games and cartoons have taught — especially for one that’s motion activated — but not this ball, buddy! This is not a toy. A replica weights in at 10.5oz, which, according to the very first result on Google, is twice the weight of a baseball and 4.5oz heavier than a cue ball. It is distressingly described as having “real heft” and being “reassuringly solid.” And in case anyone still has the urge to chuck one at their least favorite friend, The Wand Company has an ominous warning: “This Poké Ball must never be thrown.” Did you think this was a promo picture? No, it is a threat. ...
    In L.A., nothing signifies the start of the holiday season like those twinkling red and white lights. No, not the Christmas tree kind: the freeway kind. Every year, the 405 Freeway’s bumper-to-bumper traffic on Thanksgiving eve becomes a symbol of America’s holiday travel mayhem. Headlights and taillights snake across the asphalt and disappear beyond the horizon. News helicopters hover overhead and photographers perch on overpasses to capture the familiar glow of city folks en route to Grandma’s house, or returning from whence they came. This year, the freeway may look a little different: State officials are pleading with people to stay home and avoid holiday travel amid an alarming surge of cases of COVID-19. Los Angeles County is also set to tighten restrictions Wednesday with a new ban on outdoor dining, and may soon implement additional “safer-at-home” measures. All of that adds up to a predicted 13.5% drop in Thanksgiving trips across the region, according to the Auto Club of Southern California, the largest year-over-year drop since 2008. But after decades of bemoaning that infernal traffic jam —...
    The pros and cons of the Islanders not playing this season By: Rob Taub November 25, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditBy now if you’re a fan of the Islanders and hockey in general, the start date for this upcoming season seems to be furthering with each passing day. As much as everyone was hoping for the season to commence on New Years Day — there still a possibility of that — it might be time to come to the realization that there might not be a season. There just might be too many hurdles ahead; with the uncertainty regarding the coronavirus, players and owners squabbling over money, possible realignment and bubble environments again to keep the players safe. In the Islanders case, just like all other 30 clubs,  there’s both advantages and disadvantages to this year being shelved. Putting the pandemic aside for just a moment, the Isles could benefit without playing a single game this year. And it starts with g.m. Lou Lamoriello having more time to try and figure out the organization’s...
    Fox News’ Tucker Carlson made a point of warning viewers Tuesday night that while they may be angry at Republicans, they can’t afford to sit out the Georgia runoff elections. One prominent pro-Trump attorney on his own legal fight said people should flat-out refuse to vote for the two Republican senators in the runoff because they’re not doing more to challenge the results — officially certified by the state’s Republican secretary of state and governor. Carlson noted that the runoffs will decide which party holds the Senate in January — essentially acknowledging that Joe Biden will be the next president, because if Democrats win both seats then the Senate is 50-50, which would give the tie-breaking vote to Vice President Kamala Harris. “You’re hearing some Republicans say, ‘Well maybe we should let the Republicans lose,’ because they’re mad at the party in Washington,” Carlson said. “By the way, they have every reason to be mad… They should be punished.” “The problem is, the rest of us should not be punished,” he argued. “So before you decide to sit this...
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