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    MILLIONS of women and adults that menstruate never discuss their periods with their partner, a study has found. A poll of 1,500 women and people who have a monthly cycle found 33 per cent of those in a relationship keep the true impact it has on their daily lives from their other half. 1Over a third of women's partners asked to sleep separately during their periodCredit: Getty - Contributor And 35 per cent are simply too embarrassed to let their other half know about their worries about their periods. More than one in five (22 per cent) have hidden and washed stained sheets without their partner knowing, as they feel ashamed of any leaks. While 29 per cent have even slept on the sofa, in the spare room or even in a different house altogether while on their period. But of those, 39 per cent said it’s because their partner prefers to sleep separately during their time of the month.   Read more about periodsSHORT SHRIFT England Women ask Nike to change shorts over period concerns during Euro 2022BREAK THE...
    Meghan Markle has denied lying about 'growing up as an only child' during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, as the Duchess of Sussex faces a defamation lawsuit filed by her estranged half-sister Samantha.  Meghan's lawyers have argued that the statement was not meant to be an 'objective fact' but a 'subjective statement' about her feelings.  The Duchess of Sussex is being sued by Samantha for $75,000 over the allegedly 'false' narrative she gave of a 'rags to riches' story during her Oprah interview. Her lawyers said that Meghan saying she 'grew up as an only child' can't be false because it is a 'textbook example of a subjective statement about how a person feels about her childhood'. Meghan's legal team are now moving for the defamation case, filed in Tampa, Florida, to be dismissed.  Meghan Markle has denied lying about 'growing up as an only child' during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, as the Duchess of Sussex faces a defamation lawsuit filed by her estranged half-sister Samantha Samantha Markle is pictured with her half-sister Meghan Markle at her...
    In this article KO Coca-Cola is expected to report its second-quarter earnings before the bell Tuesday. Here's what Wall Street analysts surveyed by Refinitiv are expecting: Earnings per share: 67 cents expected Revenue: $10.56 billion expected To manage higher costs on freight, high fructose corn syrup and aluminum, the maker of brands including Sprite, Dasani and Minute Maid has raised prices for consumers. But CEO James Quincey said in April that the company knows that consumers won't swallow inflation endlessly. Last quarter, Coke reiterated its full-year outlook of revenue growth of 7% to 8% and comparable earnings per share growth of 5% to 6%. Before the pandemic, the Atlanta-based beverage giant generated about half of its revenue from away-from-home occasions, like soda purchases at movie theaters or restaurants. If consumers start staying home to cut down on their spending, Coke's sales could soften. Earlier in July, rival PepsiCo reported organic sales growth of 13% during its second quarter, fueled largely by higher prices for its snacks and drinks. Pepsi executives said that they expect inflation to worsen in...
    NBC News correspondent Pete Williams said the United States is about to become a “divided country” while spelling out the consequences of the Supreme Court ruling overturning the right to abortion established almost 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. By removing the Constitutional protection for abortion, the ruling allows states to determine their own restrictions on the procedure. About half the states have already said they will ban abortion. “This is the first time the Supreme Court has ever granted a constitutional right, which it did so when Roe was decided in 1973, and then took it away,” Williams said. “A popular right that was widely recognized.” Williams explained what this decision — which overturned two rulings, Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood — means for abortion in America. “Those two rulings stood for the proposition that states could not ban abortion before the age of viability,” Williams said. “They could restrict it during that period up to about 23 weeks, but they couldn’t ban it.” “Now, the Supreme Court has taken that guarantee away,” he said....
    Disgraced Empire actor Jussie Smollett stood by his claims of innocence and insisted he did not lie about his homophobic attack hoax.  Addressing his highly publicized and controversial trial and its aftermath on the Sway's SiriusXM show, Smollett said he has never felt more sober, grateful and blessed.  The actor, who much like Amber Heard lost his case not only in the legal system but also in the court of public opinion, said his moral principles as a black gay man made him incapable of orchestrating the hoax. 'If I had done this, I'd be a piece of s***. And I don't think that's really questionable,' Smollett said in the episode, which was aired on his 40th birthday on Monday.  'If I had done something like this, it would mean that I stuck my fist in the pain of Black African Americans in this country for over 400 years.' '... It would mean that I stuck my fist in the fears of the LGBTQ community all over the world. I am not that motherf*****. Never have been. Don't need to be,'...
    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes divulges that his worst playoff football was played against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship. Patrick Mahomes has led the Kansas City Chiefs all the way to the AFC Championship since 2018, a statistic that illustrates his AFC dominance. But the Chiefs didn’t advance to the Super Bowl in each of those seasons: in 2018 and 2021, Kansas City lost the conference and watched their opponent advance to the big game. Mahomes played an incredible game against the New England Patriots that ended in a close overtime loss, but their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals this January is something that still bothers the heralded Chiefs quarterback. Mahomes: "Probably the worst playoff football Ive played was the second half of that game." — Aaron Ladd (@aaronladd0) June 16, 2022 Mahomes isn’t the only one who believes KC could have won that game: Arrowhead Addict described the 27-24 loss as a “complete meltdown.” After the Chiefs took an early lead in the first half, the team failed to score in the red zone...
    After MP Lee Anderson caused a stir by suggesting it was possible to eat well for 30p a day, writer Amy Nickell puts it to the test – feeding herself, partner Jonathan, 42, and son Freddy, seven, for just £6.30 a week. I quickly realise that the only real way it is possible to live on 30p a day is by batch cooking. 8Amy Nickell fed herself, partner Jonathan, 42, and son Freddy, seven, for just £6.30 a wee 8Our lentil cottage pie was a crowd-pleaser 8Amy Nickell's budget shopping list If I was buying in bulk, I could ram costs way down but that would require an initial outlay that most working families don’t have — plus, a giant freezer to store it in. It takes five minutes to fill up a basket and pay £20, but hitting £6.30 requires a calculator, time and energy to search, plus a lot of maths. It’s demoralising how little of the supermarket is available to you when only looking at the price. Two supermarkets later, I decide on breakfasts of porridge, with...
    (CNN)The Biden administration is seeking to make it easier for low-income families to buy whatever baby formula is available on store shelves amid a nationwide shortage.About half of the infant formula in the US is purchased by those using federal WIC benefits, which allow them to obtain the formula for free but restrict what type, size and brand they can select. Some 1.2 million infants are in the WIC program, formally known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Each state has a contract with a single manufacturer. Abbott Nutrition, which is contending with a massive recall of its formula, is the exclusive provider to about half of infants in WIC.The February recall has exacerbated shortages caused by ongoing supply chain issues, leaving all parents with fewer choices in many stores. President Joe Biden has come under fire for not addressing the problem sooner and for taking limited action.The US Department of Agriculture on Friday outlined the steps it has already taken to help low-income families, mainly by providing waivers to states to give parents using...
    A woman is speaking out to blast a tattoo artist who she claims made her strip off her shirt, made leering comments about her 'tits', and then body-shamed her while he was inking her stomach.  The woman, named Dalina, from Escondido, California, called the incident the 'worst tattoo experience of her life,' and said the artist's behavior resulted in her walking out before the appointment was finished and prompted her to have a panic attack in her car. She explained that she met the tattoo artist while working out in the gym, after he approached her because he noticed her other tattoos. She decided to make an appointment with him to get an ink design on her stomach, but ended up leaving in the middle because he made her so uncomfortable. A woman is slamming her tattoo artist after he allegedly made her strip off her shirt, made comments about her 'tits,' and body shamed her while inking her stomach The woman, named Dalina, from Escondido, California, called it the 'worst tattoo experience of her life,' and said it resulted...
    New York (CNN Business)All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve Wednesday as it wraps up a crucial policy meeting in Washington, DC, the outcome of which will have repercussions for millions of American families and businesses, as well as the economy, ahead of the midterm elections.For the first time in 22 years the central bank is expected to raise interest rates by a half-percentage point, part of a series of aggressive moves it's anticipated to make in order to cool down the economy amid the worst inflation in 40 years.In March, the Fed hiked its benchmark borrowing rate for the first time since late 2018, upping it by a quarter-percentage-point. The Feds favorite inflation measure hit a fresh 40-year highBut since then, inflation has continued to rage, hitting a fresh 40-year high. While the labor market has recovered further, the Fed's more common pace of quarter-percentage-point increases might just not cut it this time. Economists -- including some at the Fed -- believe that America is nearing what experts call "maximum employment." And with the Russia-Ukraine conflict still raging,...
    IRELAND turned around their scrum horror show in France to power to a first win in the TikTok Women’s Six Nations over Italy.  A week on from being marched backwards over and over in Toulouse, Ireland got a form of revenge as they dominated Italy in a convincing 29-8 success.  1The Irish players celebrate with their fans in Cork.Credit: Sportsfile The first win of the campaign came after the side worked on the scrum with training sessions against a men’s Under-20s team under the tutelage of Ireland men’s scrum coach John Fogarty.  It paid off as Ireland got on top and dealt with the conditions better against an Italy team forced into a late reshuffle because of a Covid outbreak that saw three starters drop out on Saturday.  For Ireland skipper Nichola Fryday, it was a first win since taking over the captaincy. She said: “We took a hard look at our set-piece and said it needed to have a big improvement and it did, it went really well.  READ MORE ON SPORTDRIVING FOUR-CE Scotland hit by Covid outbreak ahead...
    Half of Americans aren’t currently living a lifestyle they consider healthy, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 general population respondents found that 53 percent don’t consider their lifestyle “healthy,” and the same number don’t feel capable of improving their health. 2Half of Americans admitted they don't lead a healthy lifestyleCredit: Getty Respondents were split by their current household income, and results revealed those with a lower income were more likely to agree with this sentiment. Of those with an HHI of $30–60K, about two-thirds don’t feel capable of improving their health — compared to only about half of respondents with an HHI of more than $60–100K+. Regardless of their HHI, when asked what’s holding them back from living a healthier lifestyle, a lack of understanding topped the list — 39 percent don’t understand the best actions to take in order to be healthy. Following that was being overwhelmed with different options (also 39 percent) and the cost (36 percent). Read More Real LifeKIDDING ME My husband wants to name our baby after a serial killer - he can’t...
    (CNN)The youngest group eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in the US, children ages 5 to 11, is also the least vaccinated one.In about half of US counties, less than 10% of children 5 to 11 are fully vaccinated, according to a CNN analysis of data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the counties with especially child low vaccination rates are in the South, where nearly two-thirds of counties have vaccinated fewer than 1 in 10 children ages 5 to 11."This has been a constant concern for all of us," said Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases. "It's very disturbing to see that families just haven't embraced [vaccination]."About 1,500 counties have less than 10% of this age group vaccinated, including more than 500 counties that have less than 5% of this age group vaccinated, according to CNN's analysis. Read MoreOverall, about 66% of the US population is fully vaccinated, including three-quarters of adults and nearly 90% of seniors, according to the CDC. Even among adolescents ages 12...
    Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), has drawn a great deal of criticism from Democrats for his proposal to raise taxes on half of Americans — specifically, those with lower incomes. But some Republicans are calling Scott out as well, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. And Scott got some pushback from Fox News’ John Roberts as well during a March 27 appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” In his 11-point Rescue America Plan, Scott proposes, “All Americans should pay some income tax to have skin in the game, even if a small amount. Currently, over half of Americans pay no income tax.” "It's in the plan! It's in the plan. But Senator, hang on, it's not a Democratic talking point. It's in the plan" -- even Fox News's John Roberts can't believe it when Rick Scott lies about his own policy plan, which calls for a tax increase on a majority of Americanspic.twitter.com/sa4WgUBgyJ — Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1648390840 Roberts, not to be confused with the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative chief justice, quoted...
    British women have been left feeling self-conscious and insecure after receiving negative comments from others - about their hair. The study of 2,000 females found 65 per cent have had others make undesirable comments about their locks. 3NINTCHDBPICT000716991542Credit: Getty And of those almost half were left feeling self-conscious and unconfident while one in 10 simply felt offended. Culpable terms used include ‘drab, ‘lifeless’ and ‘dishevelled' – leaving 17 per cent feeling insecure. A spokesperson for haircare brand OGX, which carried out the research said: “Women can be so hard on themselves when it comes to the way they look. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED “As an industry, we need to change the way we are doing things if we are adding fuel to the fire.” The study revealed four in 10 admit the words they use to describe themselves are typically negative. While nearly three quarters compare how they look to others a further 55 per cent would never say the hurtful comments they make about themselves to other people. Most read in...
    A YOUNG woman working hard to get through her relationship concerns in therapy realized just how small the world is in an unpleasant way. She claimed she said the name of her ex to her therapist, and things automatically became super awkward. 3A therapy patient learned an unpleasant truth when speaking to her therapistCredit: TikTok 3It turns out the woman's therapist is related to her boyfriendCredit: TikTok The patient, who goes by @lilylogsdon online, revealed that when she let the full name of her boyfriend slip to her therapist, she found out they were related. That's right – the man she had been venting about was the nephew of the therapist. Lily did not update viewers about whether or not her boyfriend's aunt continued being her therapist, but people could not believe the awkward coincidence she had experienced. "I would simply walk out," one viewer claimed. "This gives me such fear [because] my therapist lives around the same area as me," another admitted. Others used the cringe-worthy coincidence as a segue into speaking about their own similar situations. Most...
    Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida has unveiled an 11-point plan he hopes will serve as the de facto Republican agenda in the event the GOP retakes the House and Senate in this year’s midterms. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hasn’t rolled out any such proposal for his party, so Scott appears to be forging ahead on his own. Most of the 59-page agenda is standard Republican fare. But on page 35, the reader is informed that under Scott’s plan, most Americans would have to pay more in federal income taxes. One of the bullet points on that page reads, All Americans should pay some income tax to have skin in the game, even if a small amount. Currently over half of Americans pay no income tax. As you can see, the plan clearly states that all Americans would be required to pay an income tax. And since most Americans don’t currently pay that tax, most Americans would therefore see their income taxes raised under this proposal. Sean Hannity interviewed Scott on Tuesday night and at one point asked him about Majority...
    ALMOST half of American investors put money into cryptocurrency during the first half of 2021 - and it will affect their taxes. Another 32% who hadn't done so said they planned to do it in the next six months, according to the 2021 survey by digital asset platform Bakkt. 1Almost half (48%) of American investors put money in cryptocurrency in the first half of 2021Credit: Getty A cryptocurrency is a digital asset based on a network that is distributed across a large number of computers. This decentralized structure allows them to exist outside the control of governments and central authorities, but the investments are risky. Below we round up what you need to know for your tax return. How is cryptocurrency taxed in the U.S.? The IRS considers cryptocurrency holdings to be "property" for tax purposes. It means your cryptocurrency is taxed in the same way as any other assets like stocks and gold. Most read in MoneyMEAL DEAL $870 extra one-time SNAP payments to be sent out as $95 boosts also on the wayBIG BUCKS Date $1,657 checks...
    Associated Press Aamer Madhani cracked wise about President Joe Biden’s recent update on his Supreme Court nominating process. Biden sat for an exclusive interview with Holt on Thursday, which will air on Super Bowl Sunday. Some of that interview has been released ahead of time, covering a range of topics that included the process of selecting a Supreme Court nominee. Biden told Holt that “I’ve taken about four people and done the deep dive on the, meaning this thorough background checks, and see if there’s anything in the background that would make them not qualified.” At a White House press briefing Friday, Mr. Madhani asked Ms. Psaki about the exchange, and needled Biden over his word choice: MR. MADHANI: When will President Biden meet with Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee? And also, just a point of clarification — MS. PSAKI: Sure. MR. MADHANI: — from the interview with Lester Holt. About — I believe he said “about four people” that he’s doing the deep dive on. Three and a half, four and a half? (Laughter.) Where — MS. PSAKI: There’s no three and a half...
    by Kendall Tietz   Over half of Americans don’t think schools have a responsibility to teach students about the ongoing impact of slavery and racism, according to according to a poll released Monday by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State University in partnership with APM Research Lab. Two-thirds of Republican respondents and almost half of Independents said educators should only teach the history of slavery, according to the “Mood of the Nation” poll. Only one-fifth of Democratic respondents said exclusively the history of slavery should be taught. The survey polled 1,200 people over the age of 18 starting in late November 2021, and the results generally varied depending on political affiliation. That said, the poll showed that 90% of respondents believed schools have a responsibility to teach about the history of slavery and scientific evolution. Most respondents said they didn’t think governors and state legislators should have a “great deal of influence” over how concepts such as racism, slavery, creationism and sex education are taught in public schools and responded in favor of parents having the greatest influence...
    (CNN)Foreign forces bristling with weapons are rolling toward the Ukrainian border. Reconnaissance planes streak overhead. Rumors of "false flag" operations run rampant.If you're watching state TV in Moscow, you're seeing video of troops and tanks, barbed wire and snipers taking aim, but it's not Russia's forces that are poised for attack -- it's NATO's. Welcome to Russia's mirror-image depiction of the showdown over Ukraine. In the country's alternate media landscape, NATO forces are carrying out a plan that's been in the works for years: Encircle Russia, topple President Vladimir Putin and seize control of Russia's energy resources. In Moscow's view, repeated in nearly every newscast and talk show, Ukraine is a failed state entirely controlled by the "puppet master" -- the United States. Europe is a weak and divided collection of lap dogs taking orders from Washington. Even the US, as frighteningly threatening as it is, is weak and divided too, torn apart by political division and racial unrest.But wait. How can those powers be a threat -- and be weak at the same time? That's one of the conundrums...
    VALENTINE’S Day is fast approaching, and many people may be wondering if they will get asked that all-important question in 2022. According to jewellery experts, there are a number of signs that a proposal may be coming your way. 2A jeweller has revealed the eight signs your partner may be about to proposeCredit: Getty Images - Getty Ingle & Rhode gave eight things to look out for, which could indicate if your partner is about to pop the question. They revealed that traditionally the summer months and December are seen as the most popular times for someone to go down on one knee.  However, proposals can come at any time - and these tips could help prepare you. Here are the signs to look out for… Trip treat This could be a top giveaway if your partner books a romantic trip or experience out of nowhere. Camera ready Has your partner booked you an appointment to get your nails done or tells you to get your nails done (a sign that they know you will want to be taking pictures...
    A marriage counselor has revealed the 12 'basic' things all couples should know about each other six months into a relationship.  Therapist Jeff Guenther LPC, from Portland, Oregon, shared a video on TikTok highlighting the questions he thinks are important to discuss with a partner before committing to them.  He said knowing about how your partner defines success and how their family have affected their growth are 'important basics to build on'.  Therapist Jeff Guenther LPC, from Portland, Oregon, shared a video on TikTok highlighting the questions he thinks are important to discuss with a partner before committing to them  @therapyjeff 12 things you should already know about your partner 6 months into a relationship. #therapy #relationshiptips #love #dating #relationshipadvice ♬ original sound - TherapyJeff TikTok Privacy Policy Revealed: The 12 questions you should be able to answer about your partner Therapist Jeff Guenther LPC, from Portland, Oregon, shared these 12 questions everyone should ask and answer after six months together. He said you're doing 'great' if you can answer nine out of 12.  1. What makes them laugh or...
    Nearly half of American voters, according to a Wednesday poll, think that Dr. Anthony Fauci lied about the U.S. funding gain of function virus research in China, which some claim led to the development of COVID-19. Forty-nine per cent of respondents to a new Rasmussen Reports survey believe the National Institute of Health infectious disease expert and top COVID adviser to President Joe Biden has not told the truth about the issue of funding gain of function research in China. Another 33 per cent say they believe Fauci has told the truth while almost a fifth of respondents – 19 per cent – say they aren’t sure. The figure has declined 7 per cent from a June poll, where 40 per cent said they believed Fauci had told the truth. Fauci has faced criticism over this issue and has gotten into several public spats with Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul, an Ophthalmologist, over the definition of gain of function and whether U.S. government funding was used for such research by the Chinese Communist Party. Coupled with this criticism are increasing...
    Xpeng Motors launches the P5 sedan at an event in Guangzhou, China on April 14, 2021. The P5 is Xpeng's third production model and features so-called Lidar technology.Arjun Kharpal | CNBC BEIJING — China's electric car companies are racing to ramp up production, faster than Tesla did in its early days. U.S.-listed start-up Xpeng said Monday it has produced 100,000 cars — it came six years after the company launched. Rival electric car start-up Nio said in April it reached that 100,000 vehicle production milestone. The U.S.-listed company was founded in late Nov. 2014 under a different name, and became Nio in July 2017, about four years ago.VIDEO3:1503:15Charlie Munger's big China betThe ExchangeFor comparison, Elon Musk's Tesla took 12 years from its launch in 2003 to produce 100,000 vehicles, according to public filings. Tesla has faced numerous production delays, especially in its early years. The U.S.-based electric car maker has since increased its production capacity with new factories in Shanghai an Berlin. To be clear, Tesla is still much larger in comparison. The electric carmaker crossed the 1 millionth car...
                        After filing the first lawsuit in the country against President Joe Biden over his sweeping business COVID-19 vaccine mandate, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich next signed onto a letter with 23 other attorneys general to Biden listing their objections, including non-legal ones. The attorneys general stress that the mandate will drive healthcare workers out of hospitals where they are desperately needed. If Biden does not reverse course, the 24 threaten to sue the administration. “President Biden’s vaccine mandate lacks both legal authority and integrity,” Brnovich said in a statement. “I am proud to stand alongside my colleagues to push back on this assault on state sovereignty and the liberties of Americans.” Biden’s order mandates that businesses with over 100 employees require their workers to either get the COVID-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing. The attorneys general warn Biden that the mandate will further decimate the already depleted workforce. They cited the announcement by a New York hospital to stop delivering babies after several healthcare workers resigned due...
    Many women that were planning to have a child before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in spring 2020 have put those plans on pause, a new study finds. Researchers from New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center surveyed 1,179 New York City women from April to August 2020 on their pregnancy intentions before and during the pandemic. They found that more than one-third of women who were thinking about becoming pregnant before the pandemic started have dropped those plans. Half of women who were actively attempting to get pregnant before Covid are no longer trying either, and some may drop their intentions to have another baby entirely. While many speculated the pandemic would cause a 'baby boom' due to people spending more time at home, early data has found the opposite - and that birth rates across the U.S. instead fell. Almost half of women that were attempting to get pregnant before the pandemic are no longer making that attempt, and one third of women thinking about it have dropped those plans An expected pandemic baby boom never materialized, and...
    The child at the center of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that secured a woman's legal right to have an abortion, is sharing her story for the first time. The child known as "The Roe Baby" was never publicly identified, until now. Shelley Thornton spoke to journalist Joshua Prager for his upcoming book "The Family Roe: An American Story." The Atlantic magazine released an excerpt from that book Thursday morning. In it Thornton says "Secrets and lies are, like, the two worst things in the whole world." "I'm keeping a secret, but I hate it." Thornton is the youngest of Norma McCorvey's three daughters. Melissa Mills, McCorvey's oldest daughter, spoke to Jan Crawford in her first television interview for "CBS Mornings." Mills spoke to Prager for the book as well.  In 1970, McCorvey filed a lawsuit under the name "Jane Roe," asking to end her pregnancy. She gave birth before the final court decision. "My mom never had an abortion. No, she had Shelley before the abortion law passed. Yeah, quite a bit before I think and...
    ALMOST half of parents are "dreading" sending their kids back to schools over fears they'll catch Covid, new polling reveals today. More than one in four mums and dads fear their children will bring the virus back home with them once classrooms reopen tomorrow. 2Almost half of parents are worried about sending their kids back to schoolCredit: Getty 2But four in five mums and dads believe kids have already lost out on too much learningCredit: Getty But four out of five also think that youngsters have already lost out on too much learning from being out of lessons. The results come after Gavin Williamson urged parents to carry on testing their kids twice a week when schools return. He has warned they could even need to close again as a "last resort" if a winter Covid wave strikes. Scientists and teaching unions have expressed fears the new term will drive a fresh spike in cases. But officials in Whitehall are confident safety measures and the success of the vaccination rollout will keep cases under control. Variant worries The poll shows...
    A majority of young Americans are interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine but have concerns that have prevented them from doing so. Researchers from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, created a text survey asking people aged 14 to 24 questions about the vaccine, whether they trusted it and whether they wanted to receive it. Three-quarters of participants said they were willing to get vaccinated against the virus. But when asked about their concerns, nearly half said they are worried about potential side effects. Others concerns included fears that the vaccine is not effective or safe and feared that the process was rushed.  Americans under age 24 are the least likely age demographic to have received the vaccine so far. The amount of young people hospitalized with the virus is rising, however, and health officials are pushing for more young people to get the shots to protect themselves. More than 40% of young people fear adverse effects from the COVID-19 vaccine. Only less than a third have no concerns about the vaccine what so ever For the study, published...
    For months, news has been emerging about the new Wes Anderson film, which will be shot in Spain in September. There is still no title and nothing is known about his argument, but what is becoming clearer is that he will have one of the most massive casts of the director of ‘El Gran Hotel Budapest’. Some are recurring Anderson collaborators, such as Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman or Tilda Swinton. Others have worked with him on ‘Isle of Dogs’ but they debut in a live action project: Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston and Liev Schreiber. And others are released in the Anderson universe, a whole film genre in itself, such as Margot Robbie, Tom Hanks or Hope Davis. Rounding out the cast, for now, Jeffrey Wright and Rupert Friend, who have worked with the director on his latest film yet to be released, ‘The French Chronicle’. Wes Anderson writes and directs this film that he plans to shoot throughout September in Chinchón, a town in the south of Madrid of just over 5,000 inhabitants. As early as May,...
    A majority of Americans are pessimistic about where the country will be in another 12 months from now - an almost 20 percent increase compared to a similar survey taken after President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office. A new ABC News/Ipsos poll found that 55 percent of Americans say they are pessimistic about the direction the country is headed while 45 percent say they are optimistic. In early May, a similar poll found that 36 percent said they were pessimistic about the future of the country while 64 percent said they were optimistic. After six months in office, the president is receiving mixed reviews for his handling on a range of issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, and the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The latest survey found that pessimism is being expressed among Democrats, Republicans, and independents. Among Democrats and Republicans, optimism is down around 20 percent. A majority of Americans are pessimistic about where the country will be in another 12 months from now - an almost 20 percent increase compared to a similar survey...
    FEWER than half of divorcees remain friends following a split, according to research. A survey of 1,000 divorced adults found 49 per cent weren’t able to maintain a positive relationship with their former spouse. 154 per cent of divorcees are unhappy with their financial settlementsCredit: Getty And half believe any chance of friendship was well and truly ended as a direct result of their divorce proceedings. Three in 10 divorcees recall ‘lots’ of arguments during their split process, leaving a third regretting their choice not to use mediation and arbitration services. Although, 25 per cent weren’t aware this was a possible option for them. As a result, the research commissioned by law firm, Irwin Mitchell, found 52 per cent have misgivings about the entire process. Almost four in 10 (37 per cent) feel red-faced for their actions, and 54 per cent are unhappy with the financial settlements. General financial arrangements were also found to be the most challenging part of Brits’ divorce proceedings, with 27 per cent struggling with the cost of the divorce itself. Another 37 per cent said their...
    United Airlines announced Thursday it would purchase 15 supersonic aircraft from Denver-based airplane manufacturing startup Boom Supersonic. The carrier plans to buy 35 additional airplanes if the Boom “Overture” airplanes meet its safety, operating, and sustainability requirements, according to a United press release. Overture airplanes can fly up to Mach 1.7, roughly 1304.36 miles per hour, which is close to twice the speed of sound, according to a fact sheet from Boom and the United news release. As a result, the airplanes could travel to over 500 destinations quicker than contemporary commercial airplanes, halving the time conventional jetliners would take. United plans to deploy these airplanes on potential routes such as Newark to London, Newark to Frankfurt, and San Francisco to Tokyo, the news release states.  An illustration of an Overture plane taking off. (Photo: Boom Supersonic/Press Release) “At speeds twice as fast, United passengers will experience all the advantages of life lived in person, from deeper, more productive business relationships to longer, more relaxing vacations to far-off destinations,” Boom Supersonic founder and CEO Blake Scholl said. Overture planes...
    Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell says she is “learning” to have “appropriate conversations” about racism with her “very fair-skinned” one-year-old daughter. In a recent interview with Women’s Health, Mitchell explained that her husband, Matte Babel, is half white, which makes her daughter, Atlas Noa Babel, a mix-raced child, despite her being “very fair-skinned” with “light eyes and hair.” “Matte is half white — his dad is from Trinidad. And Atlas is a mix of all of us. But she’s very fair-skinned and has light eyes and hair, so she doesn’t look like either of us,” Mitchell told the magazine. “We’re learning how to have those appropriate conversations,” the actress added. “It starts with her dolls, with the toys she plays with, and the books we read to her, that have all different colors and ethnicities.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shay Mitchell (@shaymitchell) Mitchell, who is half Filipino and half white, also told Women’s Magazine that she and her mother have personally experienced racism. “It’s something my mom has dealt with her whole life. Then she...
    Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamHouse conservatives take aim at Schumer-led bipartisan China bill There will be no new immigration law under Biden, unless he changes course McConnell safe in power, despite Trump's wrath MORE (R-S.C.) on Tuesday made the argument for keeping former President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE a main figure in the Republican Party, contending that without him “half the people will leave.” In an appearance on Fox News, host Martha McCallum asked Graham about his previous comments in which he suggested that people fear that if they do not have Trump’s support, they will not get elected, according to a video provided by Mediaite. Graham responded saying Trump is "the most popular Republican in the country.” “He's the most popular Republican in the...
    Hollywood star Dwayne The Rock Johnson, who supported the current US President Biden in last year’s smackdown of an election, recently again teased about his interest in running for president, saying that “it’d be an honor.” According to Fox News, the WWE athlete-turned-actor spoke out again about the idea of diving into politics after a poll claimed he has a massive show of support from Americans who would support him for president and Matthew McConaughey as Texas Governor. Black Adam: Dwayne Johnson Begins Shoot of His Anticipated DC Movie, Shares Still of Film’s Clapboard. Reacting to the results, Johnson took to his Instagram handle and described the public support for him as “humbling.” He wrote, “I don’t think our Founding Fathers EVER envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pickup truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club – but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve you, the people.” This isn’t the first time Johnson, has mulled over a presidential run. Back in February, the ‘Jumanji’ actor spoke to a media outlet about...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Next week, Texas will receive about half a million less doses of the COVID-19 vaccine than it did this week. The decrease is due to a manufacturing issue with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which cut the state’s shipment of that vaccine by about three-fourths of what it was last week. READ MORE: Severe Storms Drop Large Hail On Parts Of North Texas Friday Night Since that vaccine only requires one dose, health officials say it’s critical to reaching underserved communities. “Many people need the ‘one and done,’ so we’re using 3,000 of that next week to try to get to our shut-in population of people who are on home healthcare,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “It’s hard to get to them so we get to them the one time.” The state expects smaller weekly allocations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until a plant in Baltimore gets authorization for production. “Looking ahead, I don’t know yet what the true impact will be,” said Imelda Garcia with the Texas Department of State Health Services. “We’re going to...
    LIONEL MESSI feared he would be banned for El Clasico during Barcelona's tense win over Valladolid. The Catalans' LaLiga title pursuit was boosted by Ousmane Dembele's late winner at the Camp Nou. 4Lionel Messi was irked by the refereeing performance during Barcelona's winCredit: Getty But Sunday's game saw referee Santiago Jaime Latre at the centre of attention for a number of incidents. At half-time, Messi was overheard by Movistar+ microphones, as reported by Marca, complaining about the official. The striker told a club delegate: "The referee wants to give me a yellow card, incredible." A booking would have incurred a one-game ban for the 33-year-old - a fate he managed to avoid for the rest of the game. He should therefore be in the team to face Real Madrid in the Spanish capital, with Saturday's game kicking off at 8pm. Alas, it was Valladolid who felt they had most to complain about throughout the defeat to Barcelona. FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE An absolutely MASSIVE goal from Ousmane Dembele! ????Barca get a late breakthrough and...
    Disgrace from left to right: Disgrace who says he's super religious, Disgrace who says he's good with money, and the picture of disgrace Eric Greitens In June 2018, the young GOP governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, best known for mowing down trees with a high-caliber assault weapon during his elections campaign ads, was forced to resign in disgrace. Greitens’ former hairdresser, with whom Greitens had been carrying on an extramarital affair, accused the then-governor of sexual assault, battery, kidnapping, and blackmail. Greitens was indicted on two charges of first-degree felony invasion of privacy and a completely unrelated charge of computer tampering. Greitens had come into office on the Trump-train, bullying and angry and with such a high regard for himself that it took a Missouri GOP willing to impeach Greitens—after releasing a damning report supporting the credibility of the woman Greitens allegedly brutalized—and months of intra-party fighting before he agreed to resign. Greitens’ agreement to leave office without completely blowing up his political party seemed to include a resolution of the computer tampering charges, which were promptly dropped. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...
    A recent study revealed nearly half of adults in the nation experience some form of stress or anxiety regarding the idea of going back to pre-pandemic life as COVID-19 vaccines signal a return to some normalcy. The study from the American Psychological Association found that 49% of adults reported feeling uneasy about returning to in-person interactions when the coronavirus pandemic eventually ends. Researchers conducted the online study between Feb. 19 and 24, 2021, with 3,013 U.S. adults aged 18 or older. It did not provide an estimate of theoretical sampling error because "the sample is based on those who were invited and agreed to participate in research panels." Out of the 654 respondents who already received the vaccine, 48% reported feelings of anxiety about returning to normal day-to-day interactions. INTENTIONAL SELF-HARM SKYROCKETED AMONG TEENAGERS DURING PANDEMIC AND LOCKDOWNS: STUDY Eighty-two percent of adults say they never expected the pandemic would last for as long as it has, underscoring the notion that most people did not expect the pandemic to outlast 12 months of precautions and safety restrictions imposed due to...
    About half of Los Angeles Unified school students plan to return to campus, based on early, partial results of a parent survey, with more wariness expressed in communities hard hit by COVID-19 and among families with older students, whose return options include no escape from online learning. The parent survey, begun last week, is far from complete, but provides an early look at preferences among the families of 465,000 kindergarten through 12th graders in the nation’s second-largest school system. So far, about 10% of parents have submitted the surveys, which ask families to select a choice between remaining in full remote learning or return to campus for about half the time, starting in about mid-April or later. Overall, 51% of those responding chose the in-person hybrid option. Among grade levels, 62% favored a return at the elementary level, 44% at middle school and 33% at high school. The district on Monday also released a snapshot by community, indicating that harder-hit areas were more reluctant to send children back. This difference shows up primarily at the elementary level in areas highlighted...
    MOST of us are familiar with Prince Harry’s famous Royal Family, but who are Meghan's siblings and is close to them? Here's the latest on the Duchess of Sussex's half-brother and half-sister, Samantha Markle and Thomas Markle Jnr. 6 Samantha and Meghan have not spoken in years, and there are no obvious signs that the rift will be healed in the near futureCredit: Refer to Caption Who are Meghan’s siblings? Through her father’s side, Meghan has two older half-siblings – Thomas Markle Jr. and Samantha Grant. Her parents, Thomas Markle Sr and Doria Loyce Ragland divorced when she was six years old, and the siblings are from her father’s previous marriage to Roslyn Markle. Neither parent has remarried since. 6 Meghan's half sister Samantha Markle first hit out at the star after her romance with Prince Harry was revealedCredit: PA:Press Association Who is Samantha Grant? Samantha, 56, is Meghan’s oldest sibling and has been the most opinionated about her sister joining the Royal Family. She lives in Florida, has three children, and has used a wheelchair since 2008, when she was...
    By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, U.S., Mar 5 (.) – U.S. soybean futures prices rose on Friday, heading for a fourth consecutive weekly gain, as dry weather in Argentina continued to stoke concerns over the global supply of soybeans. the oilseed. * Corn futures recovered from a three-week low of the previous session and wheat futures also rose. * Crops in Argentina, the world’s leading soybean meal exporter, remained a cause for concern. Commodity Weather Group said a rain deficit “would cause a severe loss of performance” for 30% of the soybean belt in the next 10 days. * Some traders also adjusted positions ahead of the release of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) monthly harvest forecasts, scheduled for next week. * The agency is expected to further reduce its estimates for soybean and corn ending stocks for 2020/21, according to a . survey of analysts. * Record soybean exports and mills could have reduced US stocks to just nine and a half days of supply before the next harvest in North America. * “Old season soybeans are in...
    Clive Davis’ rep told Page Six that the record industry legend would be postponing the second half a planned virtual pre-Grammys party following a Bell’s palsy diagnosis. Sean Cassidy told the outlet that 88-year-old Davis is currently being treated with antibiotics and steroids and "is expected to recover within six to eight weeks." Recovery for patients diagnosed with Bell’s palsy typically takes between two weeks to six months from the onset of symptoms, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, and in rare cases, it may never go away. For the majority that do recover, most regain full facial strength and expression. In light of the diagnosis, Davis has postponed the second half of his pre-Grammys gala. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) It can strike anyone at any age, but most often occurs in pregnant women, people with diabetes or in patients with influenza, a cold, or other upper respiratory ailment. It may also occur in patients diagnosed with Lyme disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, after an injury, sarcoidosis multiple sclerosis or a viral infection. The cause is not...
    The United States reached this Sunday 28,129,860 cases confirmed covid-19 and 498,880 deceased, according to independent tally from Johns Hopkins University. The balance at 1.00 GMT this Monday was 1,312 more deaths than on Saturday and 57,736 new infections. The main epidemiologist of the USA, Anthony Fauci, described this Sunday as “terrible” and “really horrible” that the country approaches 500,000 deaths from the pandemic. California is now hardest hit state by the pandemic with 49,327 deaths, followed by New York (46,812), Texas (42,162), Florida (29,906), Pennsylvania (23,565), New Jersey (22,858) and Illinois (22,466). Other states with a large number of deaths are Ohio (16,816), Georgia (16,744), Michigan (16,342, unchanged from the previous day), Massachusetts (15,826) and Arizona (15,505). Regarding the contagions, California has 3,531,430, followed by Texas with 2,596,891, third is Florida with 1,868,772, New York is fourth with 1,591,672 and Illinois is fifth with 1,174,332. The provisional balance of deceased -498,880- far exceeds the lower bound of the initial White House estimates, that projected at best between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic. The new president of...
    Saturday Night Live comedian Michael Che has been accused of anti-Semitism after cracking a joke about Israel's vaccination efforts.  Che made the offending quip during last night's Weekend Update, saying: 'Israel is reporting that they've vaccinated half of their population.  'I'm going to guess it's the Jewish half.'    The joke elicited a small laugh from the studio audience before outraged viewers flocked to Twitter to accuse Che of perpetrating anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli tropes. Many critics demanded an apology from the host for his suggestion that Israel is unfairly giving vaccine priority to Jewish residents - despite statistics showing that is not the case.  Saturday Night Live comedian Michael Che has been accused of anti-Semitism after cracking a joke about Israel's vaccination efforts during a Weekend Update segment. 'Israel is reporting that they've vaccinated half of their population. I'm going to guess it's the Jewish half,' he said 'So are we not going to talk about Michael Che's antisemitic joke on weekend update?? @nbcsnl maybe be better than antisemitism,' one viewer tweeted.  '#MichaelChe of @nbcsnl engaging in more antisemitic humor. Stoking hatred against...
    DONNY VAN DE BEEK'S face said it all when he was hooked off against West Ham in the FA Cup. The Dutchman was handed a rare opportunity to impress in Manchester United's extra-time fifth-round win over the Hammers. 4The Dutchman looked disappointed before the board went up 4Donny van de Beek struggled to impress on a rare start Van de Beek, 23, was making just his 11th start of the season in all competitions following his £35million move from Ajax. But he struggled to have an impact on the contest and was handed 73 minutes before Bruno Fernandes was stripped and ready to come on. And just before the board went up, Van de Beek knew his time was up as he glanced over towards the touchline. He looked resigned to being substituted knowing a golden opportunity to showcase his skills passed him by. When the inevitable came, the playmaker looked bitterly disappointed to be replaced. Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas said on BBC Sport: "That look on his face there I've just seen sums up...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Even though the Los Angeles Fire Department has enough COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate nearly all its personnel, only about half volunteered to receive it, according to officials. The city announced on Dec. 28 that the LAFD had received 3,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine, enough to vaccinate “virtually everybody” at the agency, Mayor Eric Garcetti said at the time. But as of Monday, only 1,842 of the department’s approximately 3,400 firefighters have received the vaccine, officials said. A Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) firefighter receives a COVID-19 vaccination dose from firefighter paramedic Alexander Gorme (R) at a fire station on January 29, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. LAFD has recorded a ‘sharp decline’ in coronavirus cases after firefighters begin receiving the vaccine shots on December 28. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) A survey of 1,400 fire department personnel had shown that 90% of firefighters had planned to sign up for the voluntary vaccinations in late December, Garcetti said. The vaccine was offered to all firefighters over a two-week period. LAFD spokesman David Ortiz said the department...
    Sources are claiming that Meghan Markle is quietly freaking out about the upcoming release of her half-sister Samantha Markle’s memoir, The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister. According to In Touch, sources close to the duchess say she is “sick to her stomach” with anticipation over the book’s, which will hit shelves on February 1 after a series of delays. The memoir, which currently plans to have a sequel, promises to expose “hidden truths about her family, as a royal fairy tale plummets from the tea towels.” Though Samantha has claimed that her book is not a hit-piece on her half-sister, she did hint that some of the details revealed were not flattering for the former Suits star. “I don’t know if she will be comfortable with it,” Samantha said of the upcoming release, per The Daily Express. “Some things she will and some things she won’t. It’s fair and balanced. Naturally, some things she will like and some things she won’t,” she added. Sources close to the Sussexes have added that while the duchess may be secretly panicked about what...
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