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    President Joe Biden welcomed the Atlanta Braves' 2021 World Series team to the White House on Monday, and compared their comeback win to his own victory in the 2020 presidential election. The Braves had been counted out early in the season, and had a losing record all the way through to the All-Star break. Yet they fought back to make the play-offs and went all the way to beat the Houston Astros in the World Series.    'You made the playoffs and beat the Braves, the Brewers and the Dodgers. And then you beat the Astros, to win it all - forever known as the "upset kings of October,"' said Biden as he recounted their season. 'One of the history's greatest turnarounds. First title in 26 years. 'But none of it came easy. 'People counted you out. Heck, I I know something about being counted out.  'And I know in Georgia you show up when it counts.' President Joe Biden welcomed the Atlanta Braves' 2021 World Series team to the White House on Monday, and compared their comeback win to his...
    A combination of ragweed pollen and the start of flu season may make this week the worst of the year for allergy and asthma sufferers in the U.S., an experts warns. Dr Robert McDermott, a board-certified allergist and immunologist with AllerVie, told DailyMail.com that the third week of September - between the 18th and 24th this year - is often a time where doctors report a sharp increase of allergy and asthma related visits. The period has earned the title of 'peak week' among experts. This is because ragweeds, one of the most common fall allergens, reaches one of its highest pollen counts of the year in parts of America, combined with the start of flu season and the return to school around the country jump-starting the spread of infectious disease. McDermott recommends parents who have children that suffer from asthma or severe allergies to equip a school nurse with medication their child may need incase severe symptoms arise. Adults who suffer from asthma or severe allergies may want to consult a doctor as well, as there are effective treatments...
    Being overweight or obese can damage someone's fertility - but the damage is reversible by losing weight and keeping it off, a new study finds. A Danish research team from the University of Copenhagen found that obese men who lose weight can boost sperm counts by 40 percent from where they were when they were unhealthily overweight. If they keep the weight off, the higher sperm counts will be boosted as well, meaning that losses to fertility caused by being severely overweight are not permanent. America is dealing with a crisis of obesity, and some experts believe that the number of overweight people in the country may be responsible for lower overall fertility and birth rates in the U.S. when compared to previous years. Experts found that obese men can increase their sperm counts by around 40% if they lose weight, and keep it off long term (file photo) 'This study shows that sperm concentration and sperm count were improved after a diet-induced weight loss in men with obesity,' researchers wrote.  'Our findings indicate that either or both liraglutide and exercise...
    I'm surprised Doug Mastriano hasn't followed Trump in declaring this primary election rigged!! Oh. I forgot. He won so he can't. Philadelphia Inquirer: There’s another high-profile vote count in Pa., but Republicans aren’t objecting this time Neither Mehmet Oz nor David McCormick is decrying the vote count deciding their GOP Senate primary, a sharp contrast to the way former President Donald Trump smeared Pennsylvania’s 2020 vote count. Facing the same process and the same election system, Senate candidates David McCormick and Mehmet Oz are mostly quietly waiting out the excruciating tally, which has edged McCormick ever closer to Oz as they await a complete count — and an almost certain recount — that will decide who represents the GOP in one of the country’s most crucial Senate races. xWe've all heard about sanctions. But just how damaged is Russia's economy? Judging by the replies of these experts, it's a serious crisis: "Many goods and services that were part of everyday life have disappeared or are about to disappear."https://t.co/8GEjj59VsQ— Marcel Dirsus (@marceldirsus) May 20, 2022 Will Bunch/Philadelphia Inquirer: Doug Mastriano race...
    Dustin Thompson. It was a longshot for Dustin Thompson when he asked a jury to acquit him for his obstruction of congressional proceedings on Jan. 6 because Donald Trump told him to do it. And sure enough, on Thursday, a jury in Washington, D.C., found him guilty of that and five other charges, including theft of a coatrack and bottle of bourbon that he snatched from inside the Capitol as his trophies.  It was the third jury trial verdict that was reached unanimously in the Department of Justice’s sweeping prosecution of those who stormed the Capitol nearly 500 days ago.  It only took jurors a few hours to find Thompson guilty, and presiding Judge Reggie Walton was quick to tell Thompson his conduct was so “reprehensible” on Jan. 6 that he would remain in jail until his formal sentencing this July.  RELATED STORY: ‘I was just enjoying the house being quiet,’ wife of Jan. 6 defendant tells jurors Thompson’s attorney Samuel Shamansky argued that the 38-year-old Ohio man was susceptible to Trump’s lies about fraud in the 2020 election and that he...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) weighed in on the conflict in Ukraine as Russia invades, asserting that President Biden is failing to hit Vladimir Putin where it hurts: The gas pump. “You see what’s going on around the world. My view on the whole situation with Ukraine and Russia is, if you want to hit Vladimir Putin, hit him where it counts,” DeSantis said during a Monday press conference. “This is a guy who’s basically an authoritarian gas station attendant, ok, with some legacy nuclear weapons from the old Soviet Union. Their whole society is hollowed out except for that energy. And so if you want to hit them, hit them at the gas pump. Hit them with energy,” DeSantis said, identifying the key problem as Biden stripping the U.S. of its status as energy independent. “[Biden] has stepped on the next of our domestic energy here in the United States. We should have Keystone reactivated in the United States. He should get rid of the ban on producing in federal lands, and he should welcome more domestic energy production....
    For the first time since before the pandemic hit, the Bay Area is counting the number of residents sleeping outside this week — gathering crucial data experts hope will help them better understand the region’s homelessness crisis. Setting out before dawn and late at night, groups of elected officials, city employees, outreach workers and volunteers on Wednesday began tallying every person they spotted living in a tent, a vehicle or on the street. The results will influence everything from how much federal funding each county receives for homeless housing and services to how local aid organizations structure their programs. Experts say this year’s count is especially important, as it will be the first one taken since January 2019. While anecdotal reports suggest homelessness has increased during the pandemic as large encampments have become more sprawling and entrenched, this is the Bay Area’s first chance to quantify COVID’s impact on homelessness. “It’s so important to understand a problem so you can solve a problem,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, after helping to conduct a count in Oakland early Wednesday. In San Jose,...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes made her way out of the courtroom Monday after a jury found her guilty on four counts of fraud and conspiracy involving defrauding investors."Do you have anything to say?" asked one reporter as Holmes left.Holmes didn't look that way or respond to the question.RELATED: Jury finds Elizabeth Holmes guilty of fraud, conspiracy at her former blood-testing startup TheranosThe jury had deliberated for more than 45 hours over the course of seven days -- Holmes once claiming that her company had invented technology that could accurately and reliably test for a range of health conditions with a few drops of blood.While Holmes was found guilty on the four counts, she was found not guilty on another four counts that involved defrauding and conspiracy against patients. The jury also failed to decide one way or the other on three additional charges."I found myself shifting to feeling very much more sympathetic to the investors. I realized that if you just get flat out lied to it's awfully hard to make a rational decision," said...
    Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., exits federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, Calif. — The 12 jurors tasked with deciding the fate of Elizabeth Holmes told Judge Edward Davila on Monday morning that they're unable to come to a unanimous verdict on three of the charges facing the Theranos founder. Davila responded by calling the jurors into the courtroom and giving them a so-called Allen charge, an order for a deadlocked jury to continue deliberations. Should jurors fail to come an agreement, they could still reach a partial verdict on the remaining counts. Holmes arrived at the San Jose courthouse on Monday alongside her parents and her partner, Billy Evans. It's her first appearance in the courtroom since Dec. 23, the last time the jury indicated it had a note for Davila. Holmes is staying at a hotel across the street and only shows up in the courtroom now when a notice is posed for the judge. The jury has been deliberating...
    A Colorado district attorney is asking a court to reconsider the 110-year sentence of a 26-year-old truck driver whose brake failure caused a fiery crash that killed four people, citing the 'desire' of the living victims and families of the deceased.   Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 26, was sentenced to 110 consecutive years in prison Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 26, was driving a semi-truck on April 25, 2019, along Interstate 70 in Lakewood, Colorado, when he slammed into two dozen vehicles - including four other transporters stuck in rush-hour traffic.  The impact caused a fireball explosion that incinerated cars and trucks, killing four people. On October 15, a jury found him guilty, and on December 13 he was sentenced to 110 years by Judge A. Bruce Jones - the minimum allowed by Colorado's sentencing laws.  He was found guilty on 27 criminal charges and his harsh sentence drew criticism among millions of people - including a juror who found him guilty. District Attorney Alexis King filed a motion Tuesday for a court to set a hearing to review Aguilera-Mederos' sentence. 'As Colorado law required the...
    INDIANAPOLIS — In the absence of a record-breaking performance from Steph Curry, the Warriors got double-digit contributions from five players in a stop-and-go, back-and-forth game to beat the Indiana Pacers and avoid their first losing streak of the season. Curry sure got close. He entered the game six 3-pointers behind Ray Allen’s all-time record and had pulled within two the by final minute of the fourth quarter. Trailing by five with 1:24 on the clock, Curry pulled up from 25 feet and drained it, pulling him within one of Allen and the Warriors within two of the Pacers, 100-98. On the following possession, Curry converted a wild drive to the rim that tied the game at 100. He left it to Kevon Looney to win it. It looked like Curry might tie the record while giving Golden State the lead. Draymond Green set a screen, and Curry got a clean look from 25, but it just missed. It acted as a pass to Looney, who grabbed the rebound and put it back to give Golden State...
    As the holiday season begins, let’s raise a glass, a drumstick, a latke — or all three! — to a magistrate judge in Colorado by the name of N. Reid Neureiter. Last week, Neureiter ordered two attorneys to pay nearly $190,000 to the defendants they targeted in a meritless and irresponsible lawsuit claiming fraud in the November 2020 election — a wholly above-board exercise that resulted in the clear-cut and irrefutable defeat of the nation’s 45th president. Here’s hoping the action by the U.S. district court judge sets a precedent that spreads widely through the land, as former President Donald Trump and his enablers continue to push the “big lie” of rampant voter fraud and seek to undermine the legitimacy of the current chief executive. It’s one thing to market that mendacity to fleece donors, salve the former president’s velveteen ego or build an audience on Fox News, OAN or other Trumpaganda media outlets. Things are different in a court of law, and must be. Attorneys Gary D. Fielder and Ernest John Walker filed suit in Denver in December 2020,...
    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kevin Jonas, 34; Tatum O’Neal, 58; Bryan Adams, 62; Art Garfunkel, 80. Art Garfunkel, left, and Paul Simon (AP Photo)  Happy Birthday: Maintain balance, integrity and perspective regarding what’s happening. Keep your inner circle close, and listen to both sides of issues and beliefs. How you use the information and utilize your strengths will determine the direction you take. Change is upon you, and finding the path that feels comfortable is the challenge you face. Put your energy where it counts, then proceed. Your numbers are 7, 13, 24, 27, 33, 36, 44. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Approach whoever is available to pitch in and help. Don’t take a risk with your health or let anyone put you in a compromising position. Keep your spending to a minimum and your sights on what you can accomplish. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Expect someone to make a change of plans. Plan to go about your business, and focus on self-improvement, personal growth, and raising your profile or qualifications. Romance will ease stress and help you...
    Facebook recently announced an update to how it counts users on its platforms. From now on, Facebook will be counting a single user’s Instagram and Facebook accounts as two separate users, boosting advertising numbers. Gizmodo reports that in a recent update, Facebook quietly revealed that it would now be counting a single user’s Instagram and Facebook accounts as two separate users. This allows Facebook to claim that twice as many users have seen certain ads, increasing the amount of money that advertisers are paying to the social media giant. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is applauded as he delivers the opening keynote introducing new Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram privacy features at the Facebook F8 Conference at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on April 30, 2019. – Got a crush on another Facebook user? The social network will help you connect, as part of a revamp unveiled Tuesday that aims to foster real-world relationships and make the platform a more intimate place for small groups of friends. (AMY OSBORNE/AFP/Getty Images) Facebook charges advertisers based on the performance of their ads....
    After over 20 years of accusations, cover-ups, and lies, R. Kelly is finally a guilty man. On Monday, the R&B superstar was convicted by a federal jury in Brooklyn of racketeering, conspiracy, and eight other counts involving his “criminal enterprise” that hired agents, runners, bodyguards, and others to entice and exploit underage teens and young adults for sex. Kelly was also found guilty on all eight counts of violating the Mann Act, which forbids travel over state lines for illegal sex. The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer now faces anywhere from 10 years to life in prison when he’s scheduled to be sentenced in May 2022. Twelve jurors confirmed what the Black women who’d protested his concerts and demanded that the public take the allegations surrounding him seriously already knew. Kenyette Tisha Barnes and Oronike Odeleye, co-founders of #MuteRKelly, led the charge in recent years to get his live shows canceled and his music booted from streaming services. It was a long overdue cancellation, now culminating in a conviction. Since the 1990s, reporter Jim DeRogatis, the author of...
    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alfonso Ribeiro, 50; Nancy Travis, 60; Bill Murray, 71; Stephen King, 74. Happy Birthday: Put your energy where it counts. Stay focused on what’s important to you. Make adjustments that favor good health and better relationships. Find ways to ease stress and spend more time doing good things for you and those you love. Don’t let the tension build when a couple of adjustments are all you need to make your life better. Your numbers are 4, 12, 23, 28, 31, 39, 48. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotions will be difficult to control. A positive attitude will make a difference in the outcome of a personal situation. Be mindful of others before you share your thoughts. Getting along will be necessary if you want to get things done. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll have a change of heart. Look at what you are up against, and weigh the pros and cons before agreeing to something questionable. Leave nothing unfinished that might put your position, status or reputation in jeopardy. Use your energy strategically....
    The name of André De Grasse It is barely cited when the pre-season forecasts are opened. Olympic Games or World Championships. In classic sport terminology, the Canadian could be said to be the best sprinter anyone has ever heard of. If so, it is not your responsibility. It deserves the fame it doesn’t have. Outside Usain bolt, whose dominance ended with their retreat in the JJ. OO. of 2016, no athlete has been more consistent in the finals than From Grasse, winner of the 200-meter final when the great media reference was Noah lyles, former child prodigy of American athletics, well sponsored and publicized, but unable to confirm his early status as the in pectoral successor of Bolt. A great sprinter, yes; a vintage champion, no. He was third in the final. From Grasse has defeated the Americans since leaving Canada to enter the University of Southern California, in The Angels. He only defended one season (2014-15) of the famous Trojans, but what a season. At 19, he surpassed Trayvon Bromell, the rising star in those days, and won the...
    (CNN)A Los Angeles judge dropped one of 11 sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday, though prosecutors will be able to amend it. Weinstein's attorneys had previously filed a motion to dismiss three of the 11 charges, saying the statute of limitations had expired. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench refused to dismiss two of the counts but told prosecutors to return to a grand jury to amend the third charge. Harvey Weinstein, in a wheelchair, pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges in Los AngelesWeinstein pleaded not guilty to the 11 sexual assault charges last week, a day after he was moved to Los Angeles from New York, where he's been serving a 23-year prison sentence since he was found guilty last year of first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape.The disgraced former movie producer entered court Thursday being pushed in a Los Angeles County jail wheelchair, wearing a blue medical mask and a prison jumpsuit. Read MoreAfter the hearing, the Weinstein legal team claimed a victory. "Stick a fork in count five, it's done," said defense...
    President Joe Biden (C), joined by from left to right, Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen Mitt Romney (R-UT), speaks after the bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on an infrastructure package at the White House on June 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. "We have a deal," President Joe Biden announced Thursday, celebrating the framework of a bipartisan infrastructure deal worth $1.2 trillion, only about $580 billion of which would be new spending. “They have my word, I’ll stick with what they’ve proposed," Biden said, flanked by a core group of Senate Democrats and Republicans. "And they've given me their word as well. Where I come from, that's good enough for me." But less than 24 hours after the kumbaya moment, the word of Republicans carried less weight than a phone number drunkenly scribbled on a bev nap after last call. GOP senators claimed they were shocked, indeed "blindsided," by the president's intention to continue pushing a separate Democrats-only bill to invest several trillion dollars more into his...
    More from: Karol Markowicz Kids will pay a steep price for this War on Merit in schools The CDCs cruel, irrational guidance traps our kids in the forever pandemic Let’s break our Amazon addiction and start saving local small businesses More union treachery from the United Federation of Teachers Getting vaccinated is how we beat Fauci and other lockdown-forever loons Imagine if instead of launching woke public-relations campaigns, big corporations went to bat for an issue that’s taking a real toll on the nation: violent crime. They might actually make a difference. Crime is spiking nationwide at the same time companies are trying to lure employees back to the office. Yet they remain all-too-silent on a problem they could help solve.  We’ve all seen the ads. Corporations “care”: “We share your values. So we’re weighing in on Issue X. We’re here to prove we care. And that’s why you should spend more money with us.” The issues run the gamut. Sprite, owned by Coca-Cola, lectures that the American dream “wasn’t made for everybody,” since it forgot “black America.” The...
    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, 40; David Krumholtz, 43; Russell Hornsby, 47; Chazz Palminteri, 69. Happy Birthday: Take a look around you, draw on what’s positive in your life and look for the silver lining in any situation you face. Opportunity is within reach; all you have to do is recognize your attributes and put them to the test. Complaining and arguing are wastes of time. Put your energy where it counts, and progress will follow. Your numbers are 7, 18, 22, 24, 30, 36, 44. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Use charm, not force, to get your way. Focus on self-improvement and personal growth. If you are fun to be with, everyone will want to be with you. Less complaining and more romance are in your best interest. 2 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t hesitate. Ask questions, make decisions and get things done. Put your energy into learning and networking, and opportunity will follow. It’s up to you to get the ball rolling if you want to improve your life. 4 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Examine...
    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Shameik Moore, 26; Erin Andrews, 43; Will Arnett, 51; Randy Travis, 62. Erin Andrews  (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)  Happy Birthday: Use your charm, maintain a steady pace and refuse to let what others do confuse you. You have to look out for your interests instead of worrying about what others think or do. Put your energy where it counts; it will bring you comfort and joy. Personal improvement will boost your confidence and encourage better overall results this year. Your numbers are 9, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38, 47. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take advantage of any opportunity to talk to someone who is doing something you want to pursue. The information you receive will be valuable and put you in touch with someone who can help you get ahead. Discipline will pay off. 4 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do and spend only what’s necessary. Live within your means, and promise what is feasible. Put your energy where it counts, and be innovative when handling administrative or work-related matters. Physical activity will ease...
    In 2020, McLaren replaced Ferrari in the top-3 of the championship table while the latter fell down to the bottom of the midfield. This season, Ferrari seem to be much stronger and were the third-quickest team in qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix. McLaren’s Lando Norris led the mid-field at the Sunday race. The young Briton stated that the Maranello outfit may seem quicker in the qualifying, but the edge belongs to them when it comes to the race trim. Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 27, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris before practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed He said, “I overtook Charles five, six, seven laps into the race rather than at the start,” he explained. “That was because we just had a better car and some better speed.” “So it’s a bit of both, 50-50 between us. But it’s not easy and I want it to be easy. So if we do better on Saturday, then I’ll be happy.” ALSO READ – Which Teams Use Ferrari Engines in F1? McLaren F1’s...
    A North Jersey police officer was arrested on accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl multiple times and then tried getting her to lie about it to law enforcement agents, reports say. Richard F. Haffner, 43, of West Caldwell -- currently suspended from the Roseland Police Department -- was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a teenager and trying to hire a person as a prostitute, NJ.com reports. Last Friday, he was charged with trying to engaged in prostitution on accusations he tried to offer an acquaintance money for sex in January, court records show. He was suspended without pay that day, according to local officials. The incidents with the teen girl began when she was 15 and worked for Haffner at his restaurant, The Chicken Factory, in Roseland, NJ.com says citing court records. Haffner's girlfriend apparently reported the relationship between him and the girl last summer but "abruptly recanted her statement" days later, and the officer was never charged. Then, in February, the girl's parents suspected Haffner was engaging in sexual acts with the girl, and they reported it...
    The human race could be in danger as sperm counts continue to fall, an epidemiologist said, according to Axios. Mt. Sinai Medical School epidemiologist Shanna Swan co-authored an analysis back in 2017 that found total sperm count in the Western world had decreased by 59% between 1973 and 2011. Swan has now authored a new book called “Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, And Imperiling the Future of the Human Race,” which draws on earlier conclusions of her sperm count study. “If you look at the curve on sperm count and project it forward–which is always risky–it reaches zero in 2045,” Swan said, noting that the average man would have no viable sperm, according to Axios. “That’s a little concerning, to say the least.” The dire findings could leave the world struggling to procreate. Between 1964 and 2018, the global fertility rate has fallen from 5.06 to 2.04. To make matters more concerning, many countries across the world, including the U.S., have fertility rates below replacement levels, according to a...
    DID you binge-watch Bridgerton and swoon over the Duke of Hastings and that spoon scene? If so,  you’ll be familiar with the Anthony and Siena storyline. He is a viscount, and despite promising to elope with “low-born” singer Siena (spoiler alert!), things don’t end well. But if you thought “marrying up” and “marrying down” were only issues in 1813, think again. 1Class is about far more than how much money is in your bank accountCredit: Lancton We all get squeamish talking about class, and yet the way you were broughtup – and all the unspoken codes, rituals and social rules that go along with that – have a big impact on who we end up with.  I grew up in Surrey and went to a grammar school, yet I often felt like my parents had less money than my friends’ families, and I’ve had a job since I was 14. My ex-husband was from a far more privileged background than I am, which was part of the reason we had different views on pretty much everything. I...
    The Buccaneers will try to beat the Packers once again, but this time there is much more on the line.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one win away from reaching the Super Bowl. Did you expect anything else after the team acquired Tom Brady? Brady’s Bucs finally got a win over the New Orleans Saints and have a matchup next week against a Green Bay Packers team they have already destroyed once this season. That was back at home in a Week 6 demolition that saw Tampa win by a final of 38-10. Aaron Rodgers had his worst game of an otherwise legendary season and the Bucs will look to follow a similar formula next week. But will the results be the same the second time around?The Bucs certainly have a good chanceThe Week 6 matchup was the only game this season in which Rodgers did not throw a touchdown pass. It was also the only one where he threw more than one interception. For those keeping score, that means he threw all of his 48 touchdowns in just 15...
    From an iron to anti-ageing serum, people have revealed the least romantic gifts they've received from their partner at Christmas. The discussion began on Facebook's B&M Bargains and More group, after one woman, thought to be from the UK, who was given a ladder and an extension lead by her now ex-boyfriend asked others to contribute their own experiences. Many people began reflecting on unwrapping their gift to discover a household appliance such as a vacuum cleaner, iron or slow cooker.  Others said they've received presents that gave the impression they ought to make more effort with their appearance. Facebook users have revealed the least romantic presents they've received from their partner at Christmas (file image)  The thread began after a woman revealed her ex-boyfriend previously gifted her an extension lead and ladder  Amused by her own experience, the woman wrote: 'Not B&M related but I was just wondering what was the least romantic thing your partner previously bought you for Xmas? 'Mine was a ladder and extension lead from my now ex-boyfriend lol.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous...
    It's no longer a matter of debate: According to new data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, this state has been hit by a third wave of COVID-19. Key indicators of this status include a positivity rate just a whisper under the red line that government officials have cited as a reason for alarm and skyrocketing outpatient visits for people with symptoms of the novel coronavirus, as well as case and hospitalization counts that have climbed at a disturbing pace over the past month. Here are the grim statistics in major categories updated by the CDPHE at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 11, juxtaposed with figures from October 4 and September 13:Related Stories COVID-19: Polis on Why He's Extending Statewide Mask Order King Soopers' Response to Complaints About Poor Mask Use Inmate Claims COVID-19 Mess at Denver Jails 78,461 cases (up 5,385 from October 4 and 17,137 from September 13) 7,893 hospitalized (up 223 from October 4 and 666 from September 13) 64 counties (unchanged from October 4 and up one from September 13) 2,113 deaths among cases...
    (CNN) — A widely-used diabetes drug has been recalled after manufacturers found it contained unacceptably high levels of a cancer-causing contaminant. Indian pharmaceutical company Marksans Pharma Limited is recalling metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets because their levels of NDMA, a “probable human carcinogen,” were higher than the acceptable daily intake limit of 96 nanograms per day, according to a recall published this week by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Metformin tablets are used to treat type 2 diabetes and are designed to lower glucose levels. The recall applies to metformin tablets between 500 mg and 750 mg, sold under the brand name Time-Cap Labs, Inc. The recall expands an earlier recall of the same product from this summer. But it’s just one of several metformin products that have been found to contain NDMA in the last year. Seven other pharmaceutical companies have issued recalls for metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets due to their carcinogenic contents. The FDA is still investigating where NDMA comes from and how it ends up in metformin products. Most levels found in medications are generally low and fall within the FDA’s accepted...
    During an October 9 press conference about COVID-19, Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced that he will extend the statewide order to wear facial coverings in public places for another thirty days; it was set to expire on Monday, October 12. He contextualized the decision by noting that the state is currently experiencing the most problematic data related to the novel coronavirus since July and August. "We need to be better at wearing masks — not because I say to do it or because public-health officials say to do it," Polis allowed. "It's because you care about your health and your family and your neighbors and your job. That's why we're doing it." At the outset of his remarks, Polis revealed that 834 new cases of the virus were reported on the 9th, with the total being similar to counts in recent days. Many of these infections will inevitably translate into an increase in hospitalizations, and Polis pointed out that this scenario carries with it the possibility of the state's health-care system being overwhelmed in ways that could make effective treatment...
    (CNN)A widely-used diabetes drug has been recalled after manufacturers found it contained unacceptably high levels of a cancer-causing contaminant. Indian pharmaceutical company Marksans Pharma Limited is recalling metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets because their levels of NDMA, a "probable human carcinogen," were higher than the acceptable daily intake limit of 96 nanograms per day, according to a recall published this week by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Metformin tablets are used to treat type 2 diabetes and are designed to lower glucose levels.The recall applies to metformin tablets between 500 mg and 750 mg, sold under the brand name Time-Cap Labs, Inc.The recall expands an earlier recall of the same product from this summer. But it's just one of several metformin products that have been found to contain NDMA in the last year. Seven other pharmaceutical companies have issued recalls for metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets due to their carcinogenic contents. Read MoreThe FDA is still investigating where NDMA comes from and how it ends up in metformin products. Most levels found in medications are generally low and fall within...
    A 21-year-old man from Flatbush who is accused of stabbing a police officer in the neck, taking his gun and using it on his partner and other responding officers was indicted on Wednesday for attempted aggravated murder and other charges. “This defendant allegedly engaged in an unprovoked and cowardly attack on an officer and his partner, then opened fire at responding officers. We are lucky that these officers were not killed. This case underscores the dangers our police officers face day in and day out. We will now seek to bring this defendant to justice for endangering their lives and the lives of those around them,” said Kings County DA Eric Gonzalez. Dzenan Camovic was charged with three counts of attempted aggravated murder, three counts of attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, along with other offenses. He is being held without bail and will be arraigned on a later date.
    The 2020 United States presidential election is somehow already less than 70 days away. If you're eligible to vote on November 3, you should! The Covid-19 pandemic has created some additional logistical considerations, though. You can still vote in person, but officials around the country are encouraging people to vote absentee by mail if possible to reduce crowds and make social distancing easier at polling places. And you may prefer to vote by mail regardless this year to safeguard your health, especially if you have underlying conditions or circumstances that put you at extra risk. Regardless of why you may want to vote by mail, we're going to show you how, including the deadlines you need to hit for every state to make sure your ballot gets there on time.Why Everyone's Talking About Voting by MailThe main rule of thumb for voting by mail is simply to request your ballot as far in advance as possible—if required in your state—and then return it as soon as you can. That's especially important this year, when substantially more ballots than usual will...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Department of State Health Services announced Monday it has changed the way it counts COVID-19 deaths. The change adds 631 deaths to the state’s fatality numbers. On Monday, the DSHS reported its total number of COVID-19 deaths at 5,713. On Sunday, it reported a total of 5,038 COVID-19 deaths. That’s a difference of 675 deaths. Forty-four are newly reported deaths. The remaining 631 appear to come from the change in reporting. New method: “A fatality is counted as due to COVID-19 when the medical certifier, usually a doctor with direct knowledge of the patient, determines COVID-19 directly caused the death. This method does not include deaths of people who had COVID-19 but died of an unrelated cause.” Old method: “DSHS previously counted COVID-19 fatalities as they were reported publicly by local and regional health departments after they received a notification and verified the death. The length of time that process takes varies by jurisdiction and does not provide timely demographic information on most fatalities.” Texas DSHS calls the new method an improvement that “allows fatalities...
    CDC: Antibody tests show virus rates 10 times higher than reported 24 chains including Walmart, Macys, and Gap will require customers to wear masks. Heres the full list. Incredible Blanket Instantly Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep In Minutes Ad Microsoft How To Transfer Your Family Memories To Digital Ad Microsoft How to protect your Social Security from Congressional action Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/24 SLIDES © Kohl's/Amazon Becoming a dog mom is incredibly exciting, but let’s face it, it can also be exhausting. The new dog-parent has to train the puppy, teach them new tricks, and, most importantly, get them to pose for adorable dog photos. When holidays roll around, whether it be Christmas, a birthday, or even Mother’s Day, it’s a good...
    IT is a hot topic of debate: Boris Johnson’s supposed plans to address the country’s obesity epidemic. But obesity is a complex issue. It is not a choice and, for the majority of people who live with it, is absolutely not as simple as: “Eat less and move more.” 3Obesity is a complex issue and it is not a choice for the majority of peopleCredit: Getty Images - Getty I only need to look at the borough of London where I work as a GP. Children who are born in the poorest parts are twice as likely to be obese as those born in the richest area. These children do not decide their life circumstances, their financial situation, educational opportunities, risk of illness or genetics. Yet all of these factors are hugely important when it comes to weight. So to anyone who argues that obesity is a choice, you are wrong. In fact, most adults in England are overweight or obese – 67 per cent of men and 60 per cent of women. Tragically, 20 per cent of...
    Pushing back against public opinion polls that indicate President Trump’s trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale argues that the president “is dominating” the former vice president “when it comes to the most important factor, enthusiasm.” “The unprecedented enthusiasm behind the president’s reelection efforts stands in stark contrast to the flat, almost nonexistent enthusiasm for Biden,” Parscale said Thursday in an opinion piece in The Washington Post. THE LATEST FOX NEWS POLLS IN THE 2020 WHITE HOUSE RACE The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee tops Trump by 9.4 percentage points in an average of the latest national polls compiled by Real Clear Politics. And, more importantly, Biden enjoys outright leads or edges the president in the key battleground states where the race for the White House will likely be won. Parscale touted that the “president’s reelection war chest, including a record-setting $131 million raised in June from thousands of donors at all levels, reflects the continued support, enthusiasm and confidence so many Americans have in President Trump and his agenda.” But Biden’s campaign topped Trump’s team in the...
    In a defense filing for former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe, who has been charged with felony murder in the Rayshard Brooks case, the Atlanta Police Department homicide detective assigned to the case, Al Hogan, sided with Rolfe, noting that he would have brought 10 charges against Brooks had he survived the incident.  “Atlanta PD detective assigned to the [Rayshard Brooks] investigation says he would have charged Brooks — not Rolfe — with 10 counts, including multiple felonies,” posted Philip Holloway, a legal analyst for CNN who specializes in “criminal law, police law, and civil and administrative litigation” (post below). Captioning a screenshot of Hogan’s letter, Holloway noted: “Usually law enforcement are witnesses for the state but this is from a defense filing.”  Mr. Hogan was assigned the Brooks case and arrived on scene shortly after the incident, he explains in the letter. “I am the Homicide/MIT (Major Incident Team) investigator that was assigned the case involving Officers Rolfe and [Devin] Bronson regarding their interaction with Rashard (sic) Brooks,” the detective wrote in the letter, which consistently misspells Brooks’ first name. “I was calling in from my...
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