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    Forget about Jacob deGrom for a second. He’ll pitch when he pitches, whether that’s in early August, well after the trade deadline, or some other faraway date that makes everyone even more queasy and skeptical. The Mets have two games against the Yankees starting on Tuesday, and the man in line to start the first game has been exponentially more important to the Mets this year than his injured rotation mate. Taijuan Walker, the Tuesday probable, has a 2.55 ERA, a tidy 1.09 WHIP, a nice 6.9% walk rate and is inducing a ground ball on 49.6% of the balls put in play against him. All of those numbers are the best of his career, and on a macro level, are one of the many reasons why the Mets have been able to sustain themselves without deGrom. Among National League starters with 90 innings under their belt, only reigning NL Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes, this year’s favorite Sandy Alcantara and Dodgers’ breakout sensation Tony Gonsolin have a lower ERA than Walker. His 2.3 Wins Above Replacement ranks 11th in...
    A MUM whose five-year-old son has slept in a cardboard box for the past 18 months has insisted she had "no reason to say no" when he first asked if he could. Susie took to her Instagram page to share a video of her son sleeping soundly inside the box, inside which he'd put some pillows and blankets. 2Mum Susie took to Instagram to share a reel explaining why her five-year-old son sleeps in a cardboard box, and has for the past 18 monthsCredit: Instagram/@busytoddler/ "My son sleeps in a cardboard box and has for the last 18 months," she explained in the video. "Why? Because he asked. And I had no reason to say no." She added that because his request didn't "go go against our family values, put him in danger or cause a problem", it was an "easy yes" for her. "Let me tell you, I love when kids ask for big things for them that make no difference for us and we can look like such a hero - just by saying...
    The World Bank has slashed its global growth forecast by nearly a third for 2022, warning that the risk of 1970s-style 'stagflation' is increasing and saying many countries now face recession. 'The danger of stagflation is considerable today,' World Bank President David Malpass wrote in the foreword to Tuesday's report, which cut global growth projections to 2.9 percent for 2022. Russia's invasion of Ukraine had only magnified the slowdown in the global economy, which was now entering what could become 'a protracted period of feeble growth and elevated inflation,' according to the Global Economic Prospects report, warning that the outlook could still grow worse.  'Subdued growth will likely persist throughout the decade because of weak investment in most of the world. With inflation now running at multi-decade highs in many countries and supply expected to grow slowly, there is a risk that inflation will remain higher for longer,' wrote Malpass.  A chart shows the World Bank's revised growth forecasts for the world, advanced economies, and Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDE) 'The danger of stagflation is considerable today,' World Bank...
    Lifeguards in Los Angles County earned up to half a million dollars in taxpayer money last year as they raked in overtime and benefits. According to a study from OpenTheBooks.com, 98 lifeguards in Los Angeles earned at least $200,000 including benefits last year, while another 20 made between $300,000 and $510,283. Thirty-seven also made between $50,000 and $247,000 in just overtime pay, with the top three highest earners making between $505,579 and $980,007 in overtime over the past six years. Among those who reaped the benefits are Daniel Douglas, a lifeguard captain who took in $510,283 in 2021 - up 15 percent from last year when he reaped $442,712. With that salary, Douglas out-earned 1,000 of his fellow lifeguards taking in $150,054 in salary, $28,661 in 'perks,' $85,508 in benefits and a whopping $246,060 in overtime. The second-highest paid lifeguard, Fernando Boiteux, meanwhile, earned $463,512 last year - up nearly 18 percent from the year before when he was taking in $393,137. More than $140,000 of the difference in Boiteux's income is due to benefits. These lifeguards can retire after...
    A move to California, a global pandemic and family tensions have kept Harry and Meghan apart from the royal family for two and a half years, and the distance was evident today as the royal households shared their birthday greetings for the couple's son Archie.  The youngster will celebrate his third birthday today at home in Montecito with his parents and younger sister Lilibet.  To mark the occasion, the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, and Kate and William all shared their greetings on social media at the exact same time. But in the absence of any family gatherings, both Prince Charles and the Cambridges were forced to two use identical pictures to last year, while the Queen chose a famous old snap of her meeting her great grandson in 2019. The toddler, who is seventh-in-line to the throne, was last in the UK in the autumn of 2019, before the Sussexes left to spend Christmas in Canada, with pandemic travel restrictions hampering planned visits in the meantime. The Royal Family Instagram account shared a story wishing Archie a happy birthday, sharing this...
    The DC homicide clearance rate experienced an eight percent decline this year as less than half of murder cases were closed this year which criminologists attribute to the lack of trust with law enforcement amid the country's woke anti-police movement.  The lack of trust in law enforcement has been attributed to the decline in the city's clearance rate as 42 percent homicide cases were reportedly closed in 2021, according to data from DC Witness.   Criminologists have since noted that police reliability is significant staple to solving murder cases as it is necessary to speak with witnesses and conduct thorough investigations.  These specialists also noted that numbers reportedly fluctuate based on these relationships as evidenced by the intense crime rate continuing to spiral throughout the city.    The negative relationship between members of law enforcement and the community has been attributed to events such as the May 2020 murder of George Floyd after Minnesota officer Derek Chauvin sat on his neck for more than nine minutes. Movements around the country called for police departments to be defunded in response to Floyd's death...
    Microsoft chairman and CEO Satya Nadella has sold 840,000 shares - more than half his stock in the tech giant - for just over $285million.  Nadella, 54, still owns more than 830,000 shares that are worth an estimated $280million after the November 22 sale, CNN Business reported.   The CEO reportedly sold his stock 'for personal financial planning and diversification reasons' after Microsoft's stellar performance on the stock market over the past twelve months.   'He is committed to the continued success of the company and his holdings significantly exceed the holding requirements set by the Microsoft Board of Directors,' a Microsoft spokesperson said. Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, 54, sold more than half his stock in Microsoft on November 22, totally a $285million payout for the tech giant.  Nadella sold almost 840,000 shares after his holding 'significantly' exceeded the 'holding requirements set by the Microsoft Board of Directors.' He still holds 830,000 shares, which totals roughly $280million  Microsoft's stock soared more than 50 per cent this year, with only Home Depot doing better on the Dow.  Like many companies, the demand for...
    A new study out of Columbia University determined that summer sea ice in 'the Last Ice Area' now covers half the space it did 40 years ago.  The 1,200-mile region north of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic archipelago has historically been covered in ice year-round, but rising temperatures fueled by climate change are causing even this remote region to melt during the summer.    Researchers say summer sea ice will be 'dramatically thin' by 2050, endangering the polar bears, walruses, seals, and other arctic creatures who make it their habitat. If carbon emissions continue at their current rate, they add,  summer sea ice will disappear completely by 2100. ''If the year-round ice goes away, entire ice-dependent ecosystems will collapse, and something new will begin.',' Robert Newton, a research scientist at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory said in a statement.    Scroll down for video The Last Ice Area, where sea ice traditionally remains frozen year round, has lost 40 percent of its area since the early 1980s The surface of the Arctic Ocean still continues to freeze in winter 'and probably will for...
    The contagious Delta variant may again inhibit use in the United States. Photo: Tim Douglas / Pexels According to the MassMutual Consumer Spending & Saving Index, between dining out and taking trips Americans are now spending an average of $ 765 more per month compared to last year, when the confinement forced by the coronavirus pandemic was experienced, CNBC published. As the economy showed signs of recovery and equity markets hit new highs, most people began to feel encouraged to go back out and consume. MassMutual surveyed 1,000 adult Americans from July 21-28 and found that the Young people (Millennials and Gen Z) are spending an average of $ 1,016 more per month, compared to the summer of 2020. Younger generations “seem to rush out the door to get out and start living their lives again rather than making more disciplined decisions, including saving some, just because they’ve been missing out for the last year and a half,” explained Paul LaPiana, planner. certified financier and senior executive at MassMutual. And according to the data,...
    (CNN)Summer weather could grow to half a year in length by the end of this century if no mitigation efforts are done on climate change, according to a new study. In about the past 60 years, summer has increased by 17 days on average across the globe."Summers are getting longer and hotter while winters shorter and warmer due to global warming," said Yuping Guan, lead author of the study.Sure, longer summers may sound great for a family vacation or enjoying the outdoors, but this extended season could significantly impact our health, the environment and agriculture.Heat waves could grow longer, mosquito-borne illnesses could become more widespread, allergy season from pollen could turn more severe and the growing season of crops will be longer.Summers growing longerRead MoreThe study reveals that warming temperatures globally are making the hottest quarter of the year, known as summer, longer, and this is also affecting when all the seasons start. "The onsets of spring and summer are advanced, while the onsets of autumn and winter are delayed," the study says.The study splits the four seasons into four...
    THE WEEKND will headline the 2021 Super Bowl LV half-time show. The Canadian star, 30, follows in the footsteps of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira who put on a stunning performance this year. 3The Weeknd will headline the half-time show at Super Bowl LV in FebruaryCredit: Getty Images - Getty He said: "We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position. "I’m humbled, honoured and ecstatic to be the centre of that infamous stage this year.” The Weeknd has enjoyed a stellar 2020, dropping his After Hours album in March with breakout single Blinding Lights smashing records at the top of the charts. He is also up for a wide range of awards both within R&B and the wider music industry. This season's half-time display - scheduled for February 7 - is put on by Roc Nation. Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, added: “The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own. "His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and...
    Your summertime brew may look familiar this season. Breweries are reportedly only registering half as many new beers this year than in 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows. According to Sovos ShipCompliant, a company that provides software to alcohol companies to protect against compliance risks, the breweries it works with registered 43.4 percent fewer new brews in April and May than last year during that same period, Food and Wine reported. SALES UP FOR CHEAP BEER DURING QUARANTINE, DATA SHOWS At least one thing isn't changing this pandemic summer -- the beers that are available.  (iStock) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER “The closure of tasting rooms beginning in mid-March left many industry producers struggling to make ends meet. Breweries, in particular, appear to have rallied around their core products rather than investing in seasonal or limited releases, as a way to cut costs,” Larry Cormier, vice president, general manager of Sovos ShipCompliant, explained to Food and Wine. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS The beer industry – craft beer especially –...
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