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    In this article FFollow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNTFord CEO Jim Farley poses with the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck in Dearborn, Michigan, May 19, 2021.Rebecca Cook | ReutersDETROIT – As incoming CEO of Ford Motor, Jim Farley promised more transparency to Wall Street as well as a clear plan for the future. At the time, Ford was considered behind the industry when it came to all-electric and autonomous vehicles, connectivity and software. Its messaging and plans were unclear to Wall Street, causing shares to tumble.related investing newsCarMax shares crater as its huge earnings miss signals an end to the used car boomRobert Huma day agoFord's fundamentals remain strong, despite CEO's recession worries, productions snagsPaulina Likos2 days agoTwo years later, Farley, 60, has largely delivered on his promises through the company's ongoing Ford+ transformation plan, but there remains work to be done. He has restructured operations and largely brought Wall Street back into the automaker's corner for the first time since Alan Mulally – credited with saving the automaker from bankruptcy in 2009 – stepped down as CEO eight years...
    Tesla electric cars photographed in Germany on March 21, 2022. According to the International Energy Agency, electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an "all-time high" this year.Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an all-time high this year, but more work is needed in other sectors to put the planet on course for net-zero emissions by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency.In an announcement accompanying its Tracking Clean Energy Progress update, the IEA said there had been "encouraging signs of progress across a number of sectors" but cautioned that "stronger efforts" were required to put the world "on track to reach net zero emissions" by the middle of this century. The TCEP, which is published yearly, looked at 55 parts of the energy system. Focusing on 2021, it analyzed these components' progression when it came to hitting "key medium-term milestones by the end of this decade," as laid out in the Paris-based organization's net-zero pathway. On the EV front, the IEA said global sales had doubled in...
    AN UPSET woman explained that her partner of four years confessed to noticing that she smelled bad and said she was now worried that everyone thought she stank. The 26-year-old was aware that she sweated more than most but was shocked by her boyfriend's comment. 1The woman's boyfriend told her she smelt really badCredit: Getty Now she's concerned her colleagues could think she smells too and she has even resorted to regularly washing her armpits in the bathroom sink. Taking to Mumsnet, she said: "Partner of four years has told me I smell. He said it in a polite way, as if trying to help me. "I'm 26 and to be honest I've always known I sweat a lot under my arms but his comment has hit home that other people probably think I smell too. "I work in an office and I often find that ten minutes into put on a work top, I have sweat patches under my arms and I smell; even if I wear a black blouse, I'm uncomfortable as the armpit area is absolutely...
    DEAR ABBY: When my husband and I were dating, he introduced me to the sport of cycling. Before that, it had just been a means of transportation. A few years of training later, it turns out I’m actually pretty good at it. I have been on the podium three times this year, but he has not. He is definitely jealous. Should I stop competing? BICYCLE GAL IN MICHIGAN DEAR BICYCLE GAL: A man who loves his wife wants to be the wind beneath her wings, not an anchor around her ankles. You should not have to give up something at which you excel in order to salve your husband’s childish ego. Rather than give you heartburn for your success, he should be praising you for your progress. Shame on him. Related Articles Advice | Dear Abby: This cabinet might cause the end of our relationship Advice | Dear Abby: Should I put up with my boyfriend looking at his mom’s butt? Advice | Dear Abby: My girlfriend ordered too much for her birthday dinner and...
    A MUM has revealed she still wants more children after having seven. Ariel Tyson, from Bozeman, Montana, US, always knew she wanted a big family as one of four siblings. 2Ariel and her husband Micheal Tyson, have seven children but still want moreCredit: Instagram/Arielctyson But the mum of six boys and one girl has faced backlash over wanting more children. Taking to TikTok, Ariel responded to one of her most asked questions, 'after seven kids, are you hoping for more kids?' And Ariel confessed she and her paster husband, Michael were not entirely done with having babies. She wrote: "Yes, either through birth or adoption." READ MORE ON PARENTINGMUMMA COOL I got pregnant at 48 and 49, people say I’m crazy but I'm so luckyMOTHER NATURE We’re hippie parents and co sleep with our baby in a van - people troll us The family lives in Tennessee where they recently moved and are currently renovating their new home. Ariel, a former college professor, gave birth to five of her boys in six years and clearly can't wait to welcome more...
    LEWIS Sylvester has made a career as an Anthony Joshua lookalike and body double - raking in as much as £16,000 per booking. The 38-year-old from Birmingham, who is also a banker, was told by a former boss that he looked like the ex-boxing champ and was urged to sign up to a lookalike agency five years ago. 7Lewis Sylvester earns a living as an Anthony Joshua lookalike and body doubleCredit: Instagram 7Body double Sylvester has appeared alongside AJ in various adsCredit: Instagram Since then, he has appeared alongside the real AJ - stepping in as his body double on high-profile ads for Lynx, Under Armour and more. Despite looking like Adonis Joshua, a modern day sporting pin-up, Lewis revealed that he gets more male attention when he's out. "I was working at Jaguar Land Rover and my boss there used to say I look like AJ," Lewis told SunSport. "He told me one day that I had to come in to work next day and tell him that I've signed up to work for an agency. Read more in...
    LEWIS Sylvester has made a career as an Anthony Joshua lookalike and body double - raking in as much as £16,000 for a booking. The 38-year-old from Birmingham, who is also a banker, was told by a former boss that he looked like the ex-boxing champ and was urged to sign up to a lookalike agency five years ago. 5Lewis Sylvester earns a living as an Anthony Joshua lookalike and body doubleCredit: Instagram 5Body double Sylvester has appeared alongside AJ in various adsCredit: Instagram Since then, he has appeared alongside the real AJ - stepping in as his body double on high-profile ads for Lynx, Under Armour and more. Despite looking like Adonis Joshua, a modern day sporting pin-up, Lewis revealed that he gets more male attention when he's out. "I was working at Jaguar Land Rover and my boss there used to say I look like AJ," Lewis told SunSport. "He told me one day that I had to come in to work next day and tell him that I've signed up to work for an agency. Read more...
    Couples who use urine tests to track their fertility are more likely to get pregnant, scientists say. Women who pinpointed their most fertile days had up to a 28 per cent chance of conceiving each month.  Meanwhile, those who had sex when they pleased had an 18 per cent likelihood of falling pregnant per month. However, the team from the London-based research institute Cochrane noted there was only evidence that urine tests worked.  It means the jury is still out on cycle-tracking apps, which have been downloaded by millions of women across the world. Dr Tatjana Gibbons, who led the study, noted that more research is needed into any negative effects of timed sex, such as increased stress among couples.  Researchers, who studied more than 2,000 women, found that those who used urine tests to time sex for days when they were fertile had a 20 to 28 per cent chance of conceiving every month. Meanwhile, those who had sex as and when they pleased had just an 18 per cent likelihood of falling pregnant per month RELATED ARTICLES ...
    Getty Images Americans are increasingly turning to side hustles to make more money amid economic uncertainty and persistent high inflation. Some 44% of Americans are working at least one extra job to make ends meet each month, according to survey from Insuranks, a small business insurance marketplace. The online survey of more than 1,000 adults working at least one job took place from May 31 through June 2. Another 28% said that they took on a secondary gig due to inflation — the highest the U.S. has experienced in 40 years — driving up costs. More from Invest in You:Tips for having a wildly successful Amazon businessCrypto is here. Are you ready?This is why Americans can't manage their money The survey found that those who work a side hustle spend, on average, 13 hours per week on their second job, and bring in an extra $483 per month.Set expectations before you start a side hustleBefore pursuing a side gig, people should establish their goal, whether that is to earn more money, explore a creative outlet or build skills that they...
    (CNN)Before Juneteenth became an official federal holiday, 94-year-old Opal Lee was on a mission."I'm not just going to sit and rock, you know?" the determined "Grandmother of Juneteenth" told CNN. "The Lord is going to have to catch me." Days later, the spirited nonagenarian shouted with delight as she watched Congress pass a bill to make Juneteenth -- June 19 -- a nationwide holiday commemorating the end of slavery. "I've got so many different feelings all gurgling up here -- I don't know what to call them all," she told CNN affiliate KTVT in Fort Worth, Texas, where she lives. Right now she plans to savor the moment. But the woman who spent years fighting for Juneteenth stresses the work that's left to do to push back against racism. Read More"We've got all of these disparities that we've got to address and I mean all of them. While we've got some momentum I hope we can get some of it done. We can have one America if we try," she told KTVT. At 89-years-old, Lee pledged to walk from her...
    'Progress': Biden cheers April inflation numbers but concedes 'more work to do'
    A TATTOO model has shared what happened when she got blue inking on her eyeballs, and the reality is grim. The woman who goes by Amber Luke was left temporarily blind, and even cried blue tears, an experience that made her swear off getting extreme body modifications. 2Social media star Amber Luke has gotten over 600 tattoos over the yearsCredit: Instagram/amberluke666 2Luke has spent at least $90,000 on body modifications aloneCredit: Instagram/amberluke666 Per The Daily Star, the incident happened when the model was in her early twenties, about five years ago. Luke has spent upwards of $90,000 on body modifications through the years, getting various things done since the age of 14, and now has over 600 tattoos covering 98 percent of her body. Despite being covered head to toe with a variety of tattoos and various piercings, the social media star had never experienced anything quite like her eyeball tattoos. Apparently, the inking left her "completely incapable" of being independent. Read more on tattoosTATT'S GOT TO HURT I have tattoos all over but people are stunned when I show...
    Kabul (CNN)A senior Taliban official has repeated the group's as-yet-unfulfilled pledge to allow girls back into high school, saying there would be "good news soon," but suggested that women who protested the regime's restrictions on women rights should stay home.Sirajuddin Haqqani, Afghanistan's acting interior minister and the Taliban's co-deputy leader since 2016, made the comments in an exclusive, first on-camera interview showing his face with CNN's Christiane Amanpour in Kabul. In March after many promises that girls would be able to attend secondary school, the Taliban reversed their decision, postponing the return indefinitely.When asked about Afghan women who say they are afraid to leave their homes under Taliban rule, and those who have reported a chilling effect of the militant group's leadership, Haqqani added with a laugh: "We keep naughty women at home." After being pressed to clarify his comment by Amanpour, he said: "By saying naughty women, it was a joke referring to those naughty women who are controlled by some other sides to bring the current government into question."Read MoreHaqqani also set out some parameters for the future...
    A HOOTERS waitress has opened up about the sleazy comments she faces on the job - but she's more offended by a huge customer error. Leah Fennelly, 23, has worked at one of the Florida restaurants for nearly six years - and she said some men can’t help but make rude remarks when she takes their orders. 3Leah Fennelly has worked at Hooters for nearly six yearsCredit: TikTok 3Leah said she hopes she can remove the stigma around women who work at HootersCredit: Instagram 3Leah is a law studentCredit: Instagram The law student said she loves to meet new people every day while wearing a cute uniform, but some customers think her outfit is an invite for unwanted attention. But she insisted customers are mostly "respectful and nice". She told the Daily Star: “I’ve gotten the normal comments like 'Are you on the menu?' and 'I want my wings hot and naked like you'. "You name it, I’ve heard it. I generally tend to laugh it off, but if it is extremely disrespectful. Read more lifestyle newsCRACKING TIMES I...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months before he faces a critical test from voters in the midterm elections, President Joe Biden is turning his focus to kitchen-table issues as he struggles to get credit for a recovering economy. Since Biden took office last year, job growth has been vigorous and steady — as he told the country Friday after the March jobs report showed the addition of 431,000 jobs and the unemployment rate falling to a low 3.6%. But those same remarks were also tempered by his recognition that food and gas prices are too high and inflation is at its worst level in a generation. For Biden, convincing Americans of the progress made in the economic recovery only serves as a salient reminder of how much further the country has to go. “Our economy has gone from being on the mend, to being on the move,” Biden said, even as he acknowledged Americans are not ready for a victory lap. “I know that this job is not finished: We need to do more to get prices under control.” At times,...
    This month’s jobs report for Minnesota brought some good news: the state’s labor force participation rate was up, to 67.6 percent in January, according to the latest update from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment is down, too, to the lowest it’s been in a very long time, at 2.9 percent. But that can be a little misleading in the current economy, because it doesn’t include people who have dropped out of the workforce and aren’t working or actively looking for work. By contrast, the labor force participation rate measures the share of the population 16 and up that is either working or actively looking for work. Because it includes all the non-institutionalized adults in the economy, it says more about the share of the population working than the regular unemployment rate. In the not-so-olden days prior to 2020, a labor force participation rate of 67.6 percent wouldn’t have been good news. Minnesota has historically had one of the highest labor force participation rates in the country, and before the pandemic, that rate stood at about 70 percent. Article continues...
    The Godfather returns (3/4) – analysis of a revamped version of the last part of the trilogy with Arnaud Desplechin, a big fan of the Coppola meme, for the theatrical release of “the godfather.” For (re)watch on myCanal and DVD. Always for fans, new beginning Godfather III, Vertically, can be confused. Khan, elegant and melancholy traveling in the dilapidated house of Lake Tahoe, a remnant of a shattered family. The haunted project about Freddo, Michael’s brother, who evaporates and is executed on a boat at the end of the second episode… Repackage the tissue. The last part of the trilogy now opens with commercial talks between Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) and the Vatican banker : « I need your help, Dan Corleone, and it’s not about lighting a candle ! » Business instead of feelings. Cool performance instead of emotion. Subscriber “The godfather”,” the Freedmen”,”Once Upon a time in America”… Close in on clan of mafia films Cinema Read 6 minutes Going up Godfather III In honor of his 30th birthday, in 2020, Francis Ford Coppola always seems to obey...
    THE NEW Covid sub-variant IS spreading faster than its “sister” Omicron, health chiefs have announced. But the good news is that vaccines work well against it, with a booster shot crucial for adequate protection. Getty 1 Covid will naturally change over time BA.2 has very similar genetic makeup to the original Omicron strain, called BA.1, and its first global detection was in November. The UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) said there have been 1,072 genomically confirmed cases of BA.2 in England so far – more than double the 426 reported last Friday. The agency said there is currently no data on the severity of BA.2.  But it is known that the original Omicron strain, which BA.2 is very closely related to, is much milder than previous variants. Those infected with Omicron are around 50 per cent less likely to end up in hospital compared to those who had Delta. Professor Tim Spector, lead scientist on the ZOE COVID Study app, believes BA.2 is “not more severe” based on stable hospitalisations in Denmark, where the highest cases...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden on Wednesday said that the latest report on inflation in the US shows there's more work to do on lowering the rate of inflation, but he argued that progress is being made.The report "demonstrates that we are making progress in slowing the rate of price increases," Biden said, but acknowledged the report "underscores that we still have more work to do, with price increases still too high and squeezing family budgets."The President notes that inflation is "a global challenge," but says the US is better positioned to combat inflation due to having "one of the fastest growing economies."This is a breaking story and will be updated.
    PEOPLE are five times more likely to get Covid for a second time with Omicron – but boosters still protect against hospital admission. Imperial College London modelling, led by “Prof Lockdown” Neil Ferguson, has shed new light on how immunity holds up against the mega-strain. 1Imperial College London experts said boosters are still vital for protection against severe diseaseCredit: Paul Reid It said protection given by past infection is around 5.4 times less effective than it was against Delta, stopping only 19 per cent of cases. The same figures are likely to apply to people who have had two doses of a vaccine and not a booster. It highlighted how critical the third jabs are, with protection from hospitalisation falling to 80 per cent even after three doses. Professor Ferguson said: “This study provides further evidence of the very substantial extent to which Omicron can evade prior immunity given by both infection or vaccination. “This level of immune evasion means that Omicron poses a major, imminent threat to public health.” Dr Alexandra Hogan added: “The rapid spread of the Omicron...
    Surgeon General Vivek MurthyVivek MurthySunday shows preview: Multiple states detect cases of the omicron variant Australian politician blames white supremacists for spreading online vaccine misinformation Harris announces .5B to fight shortage of doctors in underserved communities MORE called for people to be "more vigilant" on Sunday in light of the omicron variant reaching the U.S., but advised against panicking. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Murthy told host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceFauci to appear on Fox Business Friday for rare interview on the network The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump's pre-debate COVID-19 test sparks criticism Bret Baier confirms his 'concerns' about Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary MORE that while there is still much that is left to be learned about the omicron variant, the existing guidelines to limit the spread of the coronavirus are still expected to work. "We do know that the measures that we take to protect ourselves from the spread of COVID, including wearing masks in indoor spaces, being in well ventilated spaces. Those work... and will work against Omicron," said Murthy. Murthy added that while the degree of protection offered...
    WRESTLING legend Ric Flair has revealed he asked to be released from his WWE contract. The Nature Boy's historic run with the promotion came to an end in August, although the circumstances surrounding his departure were unclear. 4WWE legend Ric Flair left the promotion in AugustCredit: GETTY 4But The Nature Boy insists he wasn't fired by the promotionCredit: GETTY 4The 72-year-old is currently a free agent and is open to signing for All Elite WrestlingCredit: GETTY It was suggested the WWE brass relieved the hero of his duties, a notion that Flair - who is raking in the cash with his new podcast - has emphatically denied. The 72-year-old said: “I made more money last week in the first week of our podcast than I made in my first year of wrestling in 1973, so I’ll be ok. “The day that I asked for my release, nobody fired me, I asked for it. “I signed a contract that paid me more money for three years than I was making there, so let’s just leave it at that. "The guy I...
    Egyptian workers fill boxes with vials of vaccine produced in Cairo On Wednesday, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study from Israel that confirmed that giving a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine to patients 60 and older greatly lowered infection rates and severe illness. However, this immediately followed the publication in The Lancet of an analysis showing that COVID-19 vaccines remain effective, continue to lower rates of infection and illness to a large degree, and as a result:  Current evidence does not, therefore, appear to show a need for boosting in the general population, in which efficacy against severe disease remains high. That conclusion might be getting less attention, except for the fact that the scientists behind it are the FDA team tasked with determining whether the U.S. needs to roll out a booster program. This seems to be in direct conflict with both statements that President Joe Biden made in his last address to the nation and recommendations coming out of the White House, which suggested a booster program that would begin on September 20. Everyone agrees that boosters are...
    A ritzy San Francisco condo tower that leans 22 inches has had repair work halted after holes drilled to fix its tilt were allegedly made too large.  The 545-foot, 58-story Millennium Tower has been sinking since its completion in 2009, and has subsided more than 18 inches along its base. But a $100 million attempt to right the tilt caused it to sink a further 1.3 inches on its northwest side, with San Francisco's Department of Building Inspections ordering work to stop last Friday. The latest chapter in the leaning saga began after crews started to install two-foot-wide piles - which are support beams used to create a stable foundation for heavy buildings - into the bedrock.  Engineers have likened the technique being used to that of a jack being propped under a car to change a flat tire.   A total of 39 piles were installed between May and late August, with 250 planned for installation along the building's north and west perimeter to fix the tilt.  But during this time, the building sunk another inch, causing it to lean...
    If social media is any indication, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has underwhelmed the public with his latest project: Nusiness conference meetings in virtual reality. Gayle King interviewed Zuckerberg for CBS This Morning — with their conversation revolving around his ideas on the “metaverse” and the concept of the internet becoming a futuristic, fully-immersive virtual reality environment. As part of the interview, Zuckerberg officially announced Horizon Workrooms, which he described as “a virtual reality service for collaborating together and doing work.” “It basically gives you the opportunity to sit around a table with people at work and brainstorm and white board ideas for people who can’t be there through virtual reality,” he continued. “They can just video conference in. You can include everyone. It’s this pretty amazing experience where you feel like you’re really right there with your colleagues.” King and Zuckerberg donned Oculus headsets and demonstrated how the VR conferencing works. King was quite impressed as she called the layout “so frigging cool.” But many others were let down, unreceptive of the idea, and left wondering why Zuckerberg chose to...
    Fed officials discuss timing of reducing bond purchases S&P 500, Nasdaq aim for record close as investors gauge likely timeline for Fed slowing stimulus Could more Jersey Shore babies be in the cards? Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek at Thursday's episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, the ladies head out to lunch, where the conversation ends up turning to pregnancy after Pauly "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio's girlfriend, Nikki Hall, mentions feeling nauseous. Nikki insists she's not pregnant — "I'm on birth control!" — but says she does see herself settling down with Pauly one day. "I would like to get married first and then have a child," she tells the table. "For me — I'm 28 now, but I will be 29 — I would like to get married. But if we have the same end goal and it gets there, then I don't care if it's 10 years from now, if it's next week, next year, you know?" Jenni "JWoww" Farley, meanwhile, is headed to the...
    (CNN)Jason Smith thought he'd have an easier time filling jobs at his three auto repair shops after Indiana's governor announced that pandemic unemployment benefits would end in mid-June.But it hasn't worked out that way so far.While he is getting more applications for the auto technician, service consultant and administrative assistant postings, the job seekers haven't responded to his requests for interviews. Smith has reached out to more than three dozen people in the last month, but he only heard back from a few, who said they weren't interested in the position. Jason Smith is getting lots of applications for open positions at his auto repair shops in Indiana, but few people respond to his interview requests."I thought it was going to be a situation where it's like: 'Everyone, let's get back to work,' " said Smith, who had to transfer staff from his other locations in and around Merrillville, Indiana, to open a third shop in June. "We're getting applications, but we aren't getting any responses."Indiana is one of at least 26 states that are ending at least one of...
    The average American works 8.8 hours a day, but research suggests that may be three hours too many. Experts and company CEOs have found working five-hour days can improve productivity and boost overall wellness, as is the 'sweet spot' for when focus starts to dwindle.  Studies show that as our focus slides, we become less motivated, make more mistakes and become easily distracted, which is why some companies are opting for a five-hour workday.  The idea stems from a study of music training that inspired the '10,000-hour rule' - the concept it takes that many hours to become an expert at something - but the researcher found the 'best' students practiced for just four to five hours a day. A number of companies have tested the five-hour workday, which learned the program has both positives and negatives. One success story is Tower Paddle Boards, which moved to a compressed-hour model in 2015.  Staff worked from 8am to 1pm, without breaks, which pushed them to increase output in order to meet the early cutoff time – the company saw a 50...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A HealthPartners Institute researcher says a nationwide study shows an increasing uptake in COVID-19 vaccine uptake among those who are pregnant, but there’s room for improvement, especially reaching those who are younger, Black and Hispanic. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed nearly 136,000 people who are pregnant around the nation and found that just 16.3% had received at least one vaccine dose. It also found vaccination rates are lower among younger people and some communities of color. Just 7.7% of Hispanic people who are pregnant and 3.7% of Black people who are pregnant were completely vaccinated. READ MORE: Initiative Aims To Put Rent Control On St. Pauls November Ballot Malini DeSilva, MD, is a co-author on the CDC report and an investigator at HealthPartners Institute in Bloomington, Minnesota. “This data are telling us that there’s opportunity to increase COVID-19 vaccinations among people who are pregnant and at higher risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19 and poor birth outcomes if they contract the virus,” DeSilva said. “COVID-19 vaccines help...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Pride Month is here and in the weeks ahead, there will be events across the region — some in person, some virtual. The LGBTQ+ community and its allies will gather to reflect on gains and the work that still needs to be done, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported Tuesday. Dozens of flags have been added to Christopher Park for Pride Month, which remembers June 1969 and honors the transgender women of color and others that led anti-police riots at the Stonewall Inn. “These people fought back for the right to love who they want to love and be who they want to be,” Stonewall Inn co-owner Kurt Kelly said. WEB EXTRA: Pride Events Across Tri-State Area More than 50 years later, visibility, inclusion and representation have grown. Among those making headlines, singer Demi Lovato came out as non-binary, former NFL player and reality show star Colton Underwood revealed he is gay, and actor Elliot Page came out as transgender. But in state Legislatures a growing number of measures target this community. The Human Rights Campaign counts 250 bills...
    (CNN)The US is reporting some of the lowest Covid-19 metrics in nearly a year and officials say we're finally turning the corner. But vaccination rates have slowed nationwide and are uneven across American communities. For parts of the US, it will be an uphill battle to get more shots into arms. But experts say that challenge is critical -- and officials need to deploy all kinds of strategies to help boost vaccinations. It's our best shot to overcome the pandemic. "There's a small percentage of people who just really, really don't want (the vaccine). We're going to have to work on that, but to me that's a later issue," Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, told CNN on Wednesday. "There are a lot of people who have questions, so part of it is just helping address questions people have." Uneven vaccination rates across the US linked to Covid-19 case trends, worry expertsFor others, barriers in getting the vaccine are often not being able to afford to take time from work, he added, so it's...
    What would happen if you gave a group of angry, ignorant ideologues, the same people who tell you that all lives don’t matter – what would happen if you gave them the keys to the U.S. economy? We don’t need to guess about that. We are finding out now. Because all around us, there are signs that under this White House, things are getting dangerously flakey in our economy. Here’s one example: the official government jobs numbers came out today. Unemployment is up, far higher than expected. Close to 14 million Americans say they want to work but cannot find a job. That’s an old story, but here’s the new twist. At the very moment that unemployment is rising, fewer people are working, American businesses say they can’t find employees. And it’s obvious they can’t. Go to the nearest strip mall, and count the ‘Help Wanted’ signs on the door. They’re everywhere. PETE HEGSETH BLASTS 'DISASTROUS' JOBS REPORT AS BIDEN TRIES TO SPIN Restaurants are closing because they can’t find anyone to hire. So are manufacturing plants. That means America...
    Reuters April 21, 2021 0 Comments The sporting world celebrated the conviction on Tuesday of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd but cautioned there was still work ahead to achieve racial justice and equality. The verdict followed months of protest in the United States triggered by the murder of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, last May that sparked a global movement uniting athletes around the world. In an arrest captured on video, Chauvin is seen pushing his knee into the neck of the handcuffed Floyd for more than nine minutes outside the grocery store where he had been accused of buying cigarettes with a fake $20 bill. “Thank God … guilty! Justice has been served!!,” tweeted NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. The three-week trial had raised already raw tensions further as cities across the U.S. braced for the possibility of an unpopular verdict and more protests. There were reports leagues had prepared plans to postpone games if the verdict sparked violence but instead there were celebrations on the streets and across social media....
    Spending less time outside of homes does more to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases than school closures, a new study suggests. Researchers found that shutting down classrooms was linked to a 3.5 percent decline in cases. However, behavioral changes, such as not going to restaurants or to offices, was associated with a 9.3 precent decline - almost three times as much. What's more, staying at home prevented seven times as many cases and six times as many deaths as having students learn remotely. The team, from the University of California, Los Angeles, says the findings show that the decision to close schools was 'reasonable' given the uncertainty surrounding the early days of the pandemic, but that it did not play the most important role in slowing the severity of COVID-19. A news study from the University of California, Los Angeles found that school closures were linked to a 3.5% decline in COVID-19 cases (orange line) compared to a 9.3% reduction by staying at home (blue line) Shutting down classrooms was linked to a 3.8% reduction in fatalities...
    “Gosh, you’re an upbeat lady!” That’s what my husband teasingly says to me from time to time, as he quotes the line from the film, Groundhog Day, that TV meteorologist Phil Connors (Bill Murray), says to news producer Rita (Andie MacDowell). So when Teresa Ghilarducci, the director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) at The New School in New York, who leads the research center’s Retirement Equity Lab, steps up with a new report detailing the participation by older workers in the labor force, I know I have to face the bad news and tell it to you head-on without the airbrush. I will, of course, share some advice to help workers 50+ navigate the pandemic landscape. That’s my job, and it’s proactive. My father taught me to never say, I can’t. But to always focus on solutions by asking: how can I, or how can we? But first, here’s what the new report revealed. Around 1.1 million older workers (ages 55 and older) left the workforce between August and January due to the pandemic recession....
    TATTOO-loving Brooklyn Beckham recently felt the wrath of Piers Morgan after getting a fifth tribute to fiance Nicola Peltz inked onto his back. The Good Morning Britain host, 55, raged: "If God wanted you to have tattoos, he'd have given you them… And David Beckham, he's just a tattoo now, isn't he? He's just one great big tattoo.” 9Brooklyn Beckham got his fifth tattoo tribute to fiancé Nicole Peltz this monthCredit: Instagram The 21-year-old, who is the eldest son of Victoria and David, has dozens of emblems all over his body, including an angel tattoo on his chest, a camera on his arm and a ‘Made In England’ stamp on his foot. Someone who shares Brooklyn’s love of ink is Claire Shepherd. The 32-year-old social care worker from Swansea has received abuse for her tatts and even been fired after half an hour for having them. Here, she shares her story with Fabulous. “I was 18 when I first got a small tattoo of stars on my ankle during a girls’ holiday in Magaluf, but it was very discreet...
    (CBS4) – The weekend’s vaccination of 1,000 people in a parking lot north of Coors Field was getting a positive review by the people who set it up. (credit: CBS) “This is really the light at the end of the tunnel,” said UCHealth’s chief innovation officer, Dr. Richard Zane. The next steps will now be contacting people who will be eligible for shots over two days — Jan. 30 and 31 — in the same setup. The work of contacting them is already underway. The people who will receive the vaccine were chosen at random from approximately 200,000 over 70 who have been patients of UCHealth over the past two years, or who have signed up for the health care system’s “My Health Connection.” There are others as well put in the mix. UCHealth says it has taken all who have registered for the shot, even those who have not been patients. “The biggest challenge here is that there just isn’t enough vaccine,” said the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID incident commander Scott Bookman. “We’re getting allocations...
    After months of inactivity, the Boston Red Sox finally added a pitcher to their starting rotation. The Boston Red Sox had a disastrous 2020 season, as they finished behind the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles to finish dead-last in the AL East division. The catalyst for their drop to the basement was their lack of starting rotation depth after Chris Sale and Eduardo Rodriguez were ruled out for the entirety of the campaign. Red Sox fans have grown increasingly impatient this offseason, but now the team finally added an arm to the starting rotation. And by added, we mean brought back a pitcher. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox are close to an agreement with left-handed pitcher Martin Perez on a one-year contract that includes a club option. FanSided’s own Robert Murray reports that Perez will earn $4.5 million in 2021 and the club option is worth $6 million. Free-agent left-hander Martín Perez close to agreement with Red Sox, source tells The Athletic. Deal will be for one year with a club option. Red Sox had declined Perez’s $6.85M...
    The World Health Organization on Monday said the new strain of coronavirus identified in the United Kingdom appears to be more infectious but that experts have informed the group that they do not believe it will be a problem for COVID-19 vaccines. [ SEE: The Latest News on the Coronavirus Outbreak ]Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead on COVID-19, said that the strain does have an increased rate of transmission. A person sick with the new strain can be expected to infect 1.5 people, she said, while the standard strain has a reproduction number of about 1.1. "They're trying to determine how much of that is associated with the variant itself as well as behavioral differences in individual that this variant has infected," Van Kerkhove said at a press briefing. "They're still working through that right now." Cartoons on the CoronavirusView All 475 ImagesVan Kerkhove said that U.K. officials have informed the group that they don't believe the new variant will have an impact on vaccines. "That's good news," Van Kerkhove said. "But again, there is a lot of information...
    LONDON (Reuters) - A new strain of coronavirus identified in the United Kingdom is up to 70% more infectious but it is not thought to be more deadly and vaccines should still be effective, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and scientists said on Saturday. Johnson and England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said the variant strain had been discovered through Public Health England’s genomic surveillance and it was now confirmed that it spread more easily that the original version. "There's no evidence that it causes more severe illness or higher mortality, but it does appear to be passed on significantly more easily," Johnson told a news conference to announce tougher lockdown restrictions for millions of people. "Although there's considerable uncertainty, it may be up to 70% more transmissible than the old variant, the original version of the disease. This is early data and it's subject to review. "But it's the best that we have at the moment and we have to act on information as we have it, because this is now spreading very fast." Cases in Britain have soared in...
    A MUM has been viciously trolled online after she shared a picture of her daughter’s huge pile of Christmas presents as families struggle to put food on the table during the pandemic. Kayleigh Moran, 26, forked out £600 on gifts for seven-year-old Daisy Wilson - filling an entire room. 5Kayleigh Moran, 26, forked out £600 on gifts for seven-year-old DaisyCredit: MEN Media But her daughter was labelled a “spoilt brat” after Kayleigh posted a picture of the haul on Facebook. The mum hit back saying Daisy does a lot of charity work and has raised over £1000 this year for good causes. The single mum said: “Daisy is my only child so I do spoil her a lot, but she's not a brat. "She's a pageant girl for Natural Beauty Wales and does lots of volunteer and community work. 5She shared a snap of the huge pile of gifts on Facebook, where they filled the entire roomCredit: MEN Media 5Facebook users dubbed Daisy a "spoiled brat" but her mum revealed that she usually gets even moreCredit: MEN Media “She sorts...
    John Minchillo/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.The Philadelphia residents who filled the street outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday were already a joyful bunch. The scene was even more merry on Friday, as union workers, musicians, activists, and other protesters cheered the news that Joe Biden had taken a lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia and was within striking distance of victory over Donald Trump.  More than a dozen progressive groups, including Reclaim Philadelphia and the Movement Alliance Project, staged the block party in response to protests from Trump supporters, who grew in number from Thursday but attracted barely any notice from the progressives, who danced and held signs saying, “Count Every Vote.” A line of police officers on bikes kept the two sides separated.  If no journalists were here, the Trump supporters would be getting zero attention. The “Count the Vote” folks seem completely disinterested in engaging with them. (There being a line of bike cops between the two certainly isn’t encouraging engagement either.) pic.twitter.com/Z8HX1TwjSd —...
    Conservatives may not hold a high opinion of California voters, but they got at least one thing right this week. By voting in favor of Proposition 22, Californians carved out crucial relief for app-based drivers from the burdensome freelance work law passed last year, a move that will allow them to maintain the independence and flexibility that is the occupation’s main draw. The fact that even California voters recognized the need to protect Uber and Lyft drivers from its legislature only underscores the danger that other freelancers in the state face as long as Assembly Bill 5 remains in effect. Assembly Bill 5, or AB5, is a law that requires many businesses operating in the state to reclassify freelance workers not as independent contractors but as employees. For the purposes of worker classification, an “employee” is generally a worker who receives certain benefits and stricter labor law protections, but at the same time has less flexibility because their workflow and schedule is managed directly by the business. On the other hand, an independent contractor trades fewer mandated benefits for the...
    Dear Moneyist, At the beginning of the year I took a different position at the same company that I’ve been working for over the past 6 years. I enjoyed my previous role most days, but took my new position to learn a different side of the business and to potentially build my resume. That said, I’m really not happy in my current position. With the constant state of flux accompanying COVID-19, the challenges of learning a new role have become exacerbated. “ ‘Some of my early learning mistakes seem to have made a lasting bad impression.’ ” Moreover, the role was an addition to my new group with responsibilities taken away from two of the other team members who have been doing this kind of work for quite some time. One member seems less than thrilled to give up these responsibilities and, instead, completes the work for which I am ultimately held accountable. In short, they don’t seem to trust me yet, and some of my early learning mistakes seem to have made a lasting bad...
    Donald Trump's top physician said Wednesday the president is stable and has not experienced coronavirus symptoms for 24 hours. In Dr. Sean Conley's statement, he shared the president has a message for Americans: 'I feel great!' The Navy Commander said labs taken Monday show there are present COVID-19 antibodies in the president's system – raising questions for when he truly contracted coronavirus. Conley noted in the Wednesday morning health update that the president has not had a fever for four days and has not needed any supplemental oxygen since his initial hospitalization at Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines state that in order to 'return to work,' individuals must be 10 days past the time when they first experienced symptoms. It appears, by way of updates from the president's medical team, that Trump first started feeling ill on Friday, when a fever was detected and his oxygen fell below normal levels. Donald Trump's top physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said Wednesday that the president has not experiencing symptoms related to coronavirus for 24...
    DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – With the likelihood of a COVID-19 vaccine becoming available as soon as the end of the year, could the government mandate you to get a vaccine? The simple answer is yes. According to the Congressional Research Service, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states have the “authority to require mandatory vaccinations.” While no one will be thrown in jail for not getting a vaccine, states could restrict people who are not vaccinated from traveling into their state, going to large sporting events or concerts, or going to bars. “If you see cases rising and governors realizing the only way you are going to reopen the economy is to try and get the vast majority of people vaccinated, I would suspect you would see a lot of pressure to do something,” said Merrill Matthews, a health policy expert with the non-partisan think-tank Institute for Policy Innovation. Matthews said it would be highly unlikely for Texas Governor Greg Abbott to mandate a vaccine but said he would not be surprised if many traditional “blue” states mandated it....
    When you're making a salad at home for lunch, it can be easy to throw in all manner of ingredients thinking what you're adding is healthy. But one dietitian has illustrated how the calories in your meals can vary by huge amounts without you even noticing. Paula Norris, from Brisbane, posted on Instagram, where she explained how something that looks the same - or at least very similar - can in fact vary by as many as 300 calories. A dietitian has illustrated how the calories in your meals can vary by huge amounts without you even noticing (pictured: two different versions of Paula's lunches) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Inside a fashion designer's home: Collette Dinnigan, 54,... Your new spring staple: Shoppers are rushing to get their... Mum-of-two, 42, shows off her incredible new body after... The $27 product voted best in Australia for banishing... Share this article Share Paula Norris (pictured), from Brisbane, explained how something that looks the same - or at least very similar -...
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