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    AN ex-Victoria's Secret employee has claimed it was one of the worst places to work. A TikToker, known only as Ciara, said she worked for the lingerie firm for five years and claimed bosses tried to enforce a dress code. 2A Victoria's Secret worker has claimed the store was one of the worst places to workCredit: Tik Tok 2The lingerie company was renowned for its 'Angels' supermodelsCredit: Getty She claimed Victoria's Secret workers had to get their hair and nails done and were required to wear makeup. Ciara said: “They tried to enforce this as much as they could.” The ex-worker admitted that she tried to wear makeup for most of her shifts but said that she couldn’t keep up with the demands all of the time. Ciara also claimed that workers were required to get their toenails painted if they wore sandals. And, she alleged that employees were sent home from work if they wore colors other than black. Meanwhile, another ex-worker claimed that customers took their clothes off when they asked for help. A series of disturbing...
    Parents in one Washington school district are expressing their outrage over the decision to appoint an anti-police activist with a criminal background to the board. Alesha Perkins, a mom with children in the Olympia School District in Olympia, Washington, sat down with with 'FOX and Friends' on Tuesday to talk about the board's decision to appoint Talauna Reed, 47, in spite of opposition from parents and families.  During the interview, Perkins said that the board's appointment of Reed feels 'ideologically driven' and has made the district a 'laughingstock' as video unearthed last week shows Reed calling police 'pigs' and saying 'f**k the police.'  Additionally, many parents have expressed their anger and frustration over the woman's criminal background which is 'extensive.'   FOX Anchor Todd Piro asked the mother how something like this could happen, meaning the appointment of Reed to a position that oversees children.  'That's the question,' said the mother, who also recently spoke during the board meeting where Reed was sworn-in.  'They were determined, at all costs, to have Ms. Reed appointed,' Perkins said. The mom didn't specify what type of...
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on an 'invisibility cloak' made of a smoke-like obscurant that conceals US troops from enemies, which would replace the controversial white phosphorus that has burned the flesh off human bodies. The new war tool is still in early stages, but the 'smoke' could consist of liquid aerosol spray or engineered material, but DARPA states the obscurants will be 'deployed in specific ways to allow one-way vision through the plume.' The US military uses white phosphorus to create a smoke screen, but causes severe burns upon contact with the skin that can last up to eight hours - making it dangerous to American troops and civilians caught in the crossfire. DARPA's new obscurant would be safe to not only come in contact with, but also inhale. The current obscurants require troops using it to wear respirators on the field. The new war tool is still in early stages, but the 'smoke' could consist of liquid aerosol spray or engineered material. It would make US troops invisible to enemies, but work in a way...
    Vegans have accused protestors of 'embarrassing the cause' after an activist group poured milk all over the floor of Harrods in an anti-dairy protest.   Animal Rebellion, an off-shoot of Extinction Rebellion, poured milk out of cartons in the food hall of the Knightbridge department store's food hall in a protest last month against the dairy industry - before sharing the footage of the protest on social media.  The group were forcibly removed after covering the luxury store's floor with milk which they claim was done to highlight the environmental impacts of the dairy industry. But vegans on social media have condemned the group's actions, saying they 'made us look like fools' and it was 'detrimental rather than helpful'.  Members of Animal Rebellion, which is an off-shoot of Extinction Rebellion, staged the protest against the dairy industy  The group poured the milk out the cartons one-by-one, and a woman (pictured) can be heard saying, 'why are you doing this? It's disgusting' One account started the conversation saying: 'Am I the only vegan who was seriously disturbed rather than impressed by the...
    When it comes to space—at least in Hollywood—there’s Ronald D. Moore, and there’s everybody else. Over the course of his distinguished career, the 57-year-old showrunner, writer and producer has been responsible for overseeing and/or creating some of science fiction’s most eminent and beloved works, from his renowned contributions to Star Trek: The Next Generation (and, after it, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) to his triumphant reimagining of Battlestar Galactica, the latter of which earned him both a Peabody Award and an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Having also developed Starz’s ongoing historical romantic drama Outlander, Moore’s reputation is unimpeachable (and close to unparalleled) as a visionary able to infuse out-there tales with complexity, heart, and timely sociopolitical notions about our fraught modern world and the tomorrow we’re charting for ourselves and our descendants. Moore is a master of fantastical sci-fi, but perhaps his finest achievement is his most Earthbound: For All Mankind, his current Apple TV+ series about an alternate timeline in which the Soviet Union beats the United States to the Moon, thus initiating a decades-long...
    Tokyo (CNN)President Joe Biden said Monday that the United States would respond militarily if China intervenes in Taiwan by force, telling reporters in Tokyo, "That's the commitment we made.""That's the commitment we made — look, here's the situation," Biden told reporters during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. "We agree with the One China policy. We signed on to it, and all the attendant agreements made from there, but the idea that it can be taken by force, just taken by force, is not just appropriate."The President has made similar statements in the past, only to have the White House say longstanding US policy had not changed toward the self-governing island. The US provides Taiwan defensive weapons, but has remained intentionally ambiguous on whether it would intervene militarily in the event of a Chinese attack.Under the "One China" Policy, the US acknowledges China's position that Taiwan is part of China, but has never officially recognized Beijing's claim to the island of 23 million.In a statement following Biden's remarks Monday, a White House official said the US'...
    "I've represented the neighborhoods of the 11th CD for years and I love the people who live here. It was gratifying to connect with community and elected leaders while I considered a run. I'm certain a progressive can win this seat and serve us in Washington," de Blasio tweeted. "Back in January, I made a decision to focus on advocating for policies that would continue to drive down income inequality in New York - one of my proudest achievements. I'm going to stick with that decision - it was the right one then and it remains so." In a piece published in the Atlantic earlier this month, de Blasio wrote, "when it comes to being unpopular, I’m unfortunately somewhat of an expert. I made my fair share of mistakes." "I failed to give New Yorkers a clear sense of where I was taking them. I lost my connection with the people because I mistook real policy for real popularity. I let a focus on individual initiatives, no matter how noble or substantive, distract me from offering an overarching vision for...
    CANNON FALLS, Minn. (WCCO) — It is EMT appreciation week — a time to recognize all the first responders and paramedics who save lives in our communities. And one of the most medaled paramedics in the country is right here in Minnesota. READ MORE: 'The Water Is Rushing Too Fast:' Four Groups Of Kayakers Rescued In Stearns CountyExactly two weeks ago, on what happened to be her birthday, Brenda Voshalike was honored with the Star of Life award from the American Ambulance Association in Washington D.C. For 44 years she’s been a paramedic, helping people in her community, like Jerry Larson. Voshalike made a split-second decision that saved Larson’s life from a devastating chainsaw injury in 2016. When Voshalike and her team arrived on the scene that day, Larson was losing so much blood so quickly, Voshalike made the call to drive him directly to Mayo Hospital, and not waste time with a helicopter. “If she hadn’t made that decision, I wouldn’t be here,” said Larson. After a long recovery, Larson visited Voshalike at the Cannon Falls Fire Department...
    Those unthinking critics of Western civilisation who claim that everything about it is reprehensible and nothing good has ever come out of it have developed a pattern with the extraordinary claims they make. Their technique is to zoom in on Western behaviour, remove it from the context of the time, set aside any non-Western parallels and then exaggerate what the West actually did. The result has been a stampede inside the West to rid itself of its own history.  In recent years, universities and other public institutions have started to order historical audits of themselves to see whether they might have benefited from the slave trade or empire. The guilty verdict is always preordained. But precisely what should be done to make amends is never clear. Woke warriors target Churchill because he symbolises the West's finest hour (2020 protest) Why do Arabs get away with downplaying their 13 centuries of uninterrupted trading in human beings from sub-Saharan Africa?, asks Murray. Pictured are slaves in Zanzibar in 1873 In 2019, Cambridge University announced that it was going to carry out an...
    HOLLYWOOD -- Mayim Bialik has been busy filling her schedule with her duties guest hosting "Jeopardy." However, she's added yet another title to her resume: feature film director. She is also the writer of the new movie, "As They Made Us."It tells the story of a dysfunctional family. Dad's very ill. Mom can't accept it. Their son walked out of their lives years ago... leaving a lot of pressure on the daughter.Writer-director Mayim Bialik says she grew up in a house full of dysfunction...and while this is not an autobiography, she understands the subject matter well."I grew up in a very complicated home with mental illness. And we dealt with addiction, as do many people. And it's not something we ever really spoke about. And, you know, after my father passed away, I started writing," said Bialik.Actors Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen, Simon Helberg and Dianna Agron liked what they read. And for Agron, it hit home."There are so many personal truths that are embedded in this project and number one being that I've had a sick parent for more years...
    Ken Burns is cinema's foremost chronicler of American history, and thus it was only a matter of time before he turned his attention to the astounding life of the country’s iconic founding father. Benjamin Franklin is a celebration of a man whose creations were so numerous and world-changing, whose ideas were so revolutionary, and whose legacy is so monumental that revisiting them is apt to make one feel downright unambitious by comparison. Yet at the core of Burns’ latest PBS documentary is a sense of Franklin as not only a genius, but as a flesh-and-blood, self-made individual who was as accessible and relatable as his achievements were momentous. He was an everyman who was also an extraordinary titan, and therefore rightly considered, both then and now, one of the greatest—if not the greatest—of all Americans. Premiering April 4 on PBS, the two-part, four-hour Benjamin Franklin adheres to a traditional Burns format. As the acclaimed filmmaker’s camera pans slowly over archival paintings and close-ups of handwritten documents and newspaper articles, talking-head historians provide narrative and contextual commentary while the...
    A WOMAN has been left fuming after her fiance invited his mum along to their honeymoon. The bride-to-be was shocked when her fiance asked his mum to join them without consulting her first while giving his mum a car ride back from the shops. 1She was made to feel guilty for making a big deal out of something 'so small'Credit: Getty The woman was expecting a traditional honeymoon, where the newlyweds spend quality one-on-one time together away from the stress and responsibilities of everyday life. The 22-year-old took to Reddit and explained she was getting married in four months time. She said the pair had planned and organised everything together for their special day. The woman wrote: "At first, a few months ago, he said he want to change our honeymoon to a family vacation so his parents and my mum can get to know each other more, I agreed so we researched where to go and for how long." READ MORE WEDDING STORIESWED A LOOK Bride lets her bridesmaids pick their dresses but the result is dividing opinionSKIN DEEP...
    Russia has demanded a UN Security Council meeting to discuss its baseless claims the US is funding biological weapons in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin's propaganda machine has claimed Kyiv is planning to use chemical or man-made viruses against his invading forces including the extraordinary accusation that the West is preparing to spread viruses through birds. The Security Council will meet today, despite the US mission to the UN warning: 'This is exactly the kind of false flag effort we have warned Russia might initiate to justify a biological or chemical weapons attack. 'We're not going to let Russia gaslight the world or use the UN Security Council as a venue for promoting their disinformation.'  Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claimed this week that Russia had uncovered communications between the US and Ukraine 'looking for opportunities to develop [biological] weapons' with funding from Washington. Russia has demanded a UN Security Council meeting to discuss its baseless claims the US is funding biological weapons in Ukraine The UN announced Thursday evening that the Security Council meeting will take place at 4pm GMT...
    6 Shane Warne messaged me yesterday morning, seconds after I tweeted this observation about Vladimir Putin holding the world to ransom over nuclear weapons: "When did we get so pathetically spineless in the face of nasty little bullies?" "Spot on mate!" agreed Warnie, which was an unsurprising response from a man who never shirked a confrontation on or off a cricket field. 6Shane Warne, pictured with Piers Morgan, tragically died on FridayCredit: Instagram 6Piers and Shane are seen enjoying a round of golf togetherCredit: Instagram I’d been in regular touch with him during the past fortnight because I was in Australia, and we were planning a round of golf and dinner in his hometown Melbourne that sadly never happened due to unseasonably bad weather keeping me in Sydney. Now I’ll never play golf or have dinner with my great mate again, nor enjoy any more of his forthright, hilarious, and often very candid stream of consciousness on WhatsApp (last week, we had a hysterically funny argument about the merits of yeast concentrates, with him insisting, "Vegemite doesn’t stick to...
    BIELEFELD, Germany (AP) — United States defender George Bello joined German first division team Arminia Bielefeld from Atlanta United on the last day of the winter transfer period on Monday. The German club said 20-year-old Bello signed a deal through June 2026 and will wear the No. 24 jersey. Bielefeld, which was promoted as second division champion in 2020, is 14th in the 18-team Bundesliga, just two points above the relegation zone. “In George we’re getting a very fast and dynamic left back with a strong attacking drive,” Bielefeld coach Frank Kramer said. “He’s a good kid who brings that typical American enthusiasm and wants to make a difference.” Atlanta said Bello is the club’s first homegrown player to play in one of Europe’s top five leagues. “Each player has a different path in their development, but George is a shining example of one of those pathways that our club can offer,” Atlanta technical director Carlos Bocanegra said. Bello, who joined Atlanta’s academy in 2016, made his MLS debut in 2018, and soon after scored his first goal against New...
    DEAR MISS MANNERS: One’s bank account, knowledge of formal social rules and ability to follow table etiquette are not necessarily synonymous with true graciousness, consideration and courtesy. In fact, they may be covering up one’s insincerity and disdain for others. I find it unfair that the well-dressed and seemingly more refined are often credited with being more “appropriate” in society than those who are unpretentious and casual. The backstory is that when my sister and I were children, one aunt would take us into the city for dinner and a play, introducing us to the more refined things in life. It was very enjoyable at the time. We considered invaluable her lessons on how to present oneself in a dignified manner and follow respectable social mores. She was quick to point out social gaffes and inappropriate dress and demeanor, thus teaching us how to perform in social situations. Related Articles Miss Manners: What if I don’t know whether to say sir or madam? Miss Manners: After so many years and so much butter, she sent me...
    Laura Ingraham described Thursday how President Biden had one of the worst weeks for a U.S. president since 1972. The Supreme Court struck down his vaccine mandate for American businesses, members of his own party in the Senate essentially blocked his and Sen. Chuck Schumer's wish to destroy the filibuster, he garnered 33 percent national approval in the latest Q-poll, and he appeared to believe "race-baiting" his opponents during a speech in Atlanta would cow Republicans into supporting federalization of election laws, she said on "The Ingraham Angle." Ingraham played a clip of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., saying she could not support ending the 60-vote filibuster precedent. "Demands to eliminate this threshold from whichever party holds the fleeting majority amount to a group of people separated on two sides of a canyon shouting that solution to their colleagues. I understand there’s some on both sides of the aisle," Sinema said.  "How embarrassing for Biden," Ingraham responded. "Think about this. This was made on the same day that he made a trip to Capitol Hill, and he has this urgency to...
    Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., told "America's Newsroom" on Thursday that the Biden administration has "lied repeatedly" about "one of the biggest military blunders in US history." ‘IMBECILIC DECISIONS’ LED TO 'MEGA-TERRORIST' STATE IN MIDDLE EAST: GEN. KELLOGG BEN SASSE: It is really difficult to understand what Joe Biden is doing. There is blame to be spread out all over the place. There are lots of mistakes that were made by the Pentagon, obviously lots of mistakes made by the State Department. Fundamentally this falls on the commander-in-chief. The commander-in-chief has lied about what the implications would be of vacating Bagram which is one of the biggest military blunders in U.S. history. He lied about whether or not the Taliban was going to provide safe passage to Americans to get to the airport when they had to move to the Karzai international airport as the location of the evacuation. This is like trusting Hitler to provide security at Dunkirk. They lied about whether or not the warnings had been given by the intelligence community that this was the likely outcome, which...
    U.S. states with the lowest vaccination rates are recording many more deaths from COVID-19 than their highly vaccinated peers.  A DailyMail.com analysis finds that 10 states - Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming - with the lowest vaccination rates accounted for 73.9 deaths per 100,000 residents, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By comparison, the 10 states with the highest vaccination rates - Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington - recorded 18.9 deaths per 100,000 residents. That means Americans living in the least vaccinated states are dying at a rate nearly four times as high as those in the most vaccinated states.  It comes as data show three states in the South, Alabama, Georgia and Texas are responsible for one-third of the more than 10,000 deaths in the nation last week.  Experts say that fatalities are a lagging indicator and often don't start to decline until three or four weeks after cases and hospitalizations do, which means that...
    LESS than 24 hours after Emma Raducanu had won the women’s US Open, Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott was carried from the field at Elland Road with his ankle rearranged. Such are the varying fortunes of two richly talented 18-year-olds. 4Teen Emma Raducanu won the US Open last SaturdayCredit: Reuters 4But Harvey Elliott suffered a horrific ankle injury a day laterCredit: PA One leaving Flushing Meadows clutching her tennis trophy, the other bravely waving towards applauding fans with nothing immediately to look forward to but a series of operations. Youth comes with magical hopes and when accompanied by the word 'precocious' - the early flowering of high promise - it can lead to massive earnings and fame. Today, Raducanu is glorying in an unparalleled achievement in a sport that demands courage of a different kind from that in a team game. A bleeding knee was the rare accompaniment to her tennis triumph, Elliott’s dreadful injury was his only trophy. Success and self-confidence are in the gift of mental strength. Raducanu proved hers, recovering from a daunting experience at Wimbledon by sweeping her way...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man who is the oldest living World War II veteran in the United States has marked his 112th birthday. Lawrence Brooks celebrated Sunday with a drive-by party at his New Orleans home hosted by the National War War II Museum, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported. He also received greetings from Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, who tweeted, “Mr. Brooks, the entire state of Louisiana thanks you for your service and we all wish you a joyous birthday.” The museum has previously hosted parties for Brooks, although the coronavirus pandemic has caused those events to shift to drive-by celebrations for the past two years. This year’s festivities included a Jeep parade, a live performance from the museum vocal trio and entertainment from New Orleans musicians. The city also recognized Brooks’ birthday with an official proclamation. Born in Norwood, Louisiana, in 1909, Brooks has lived in New Orleans since 1929. Drafted in 1940, he was a private in the Army’s mostly Black 91st Engineer Battalion, a unit that was stationed in New Guinea and the...
    There was a beautiful irony in what the remarkable Emma Raducanu achieved in New York on Saturday night and in the way she achieved it.  When she lost at Wimbledon just a matter of weeks ago, forced to retire from her fourth round match with breathing issues, some, including John McEnroe, suggested that she might not be made of the right stuff. What she did in New York defies belief. It was other worldly. It was film script stuff. It is one of the greatest underdog stories sport has ever produced.   Emma Raducanu's US Open victory was otherworldly and one of history's best underdog tales RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Emma Raducanu WINS the US Open! 18-year-old British... Emma Raducanu is forced to call on medic at VITAL point of... 'Phenomenal' Emma Raducanu's mental strength and aggression... BORIS BECKER: Emma Raducanu's movement reminds me of... Share this article Share 11 shares This is a player who nobody had heard of a few months ago and now she has...
    Yumiko gets an unexpected surprise on "TWD" season 11 premiere. AMC Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "TWD" season 11 premiere. The end of the premiere show's Yumiko find a note from her sister at the Commonwealth. Showrunner Angela Kang tells us how they decided to give this comic arc to Yumiko from Michonne. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. "The Walking Dead" is adapting a big story line from the last leg of Robert Kirkman's comic, but with a twist. On Sunday's premiere, as some of our survivors are trying to ditch the mysterious Commonwealth group, Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) discovers she may have a reason to stay. At the end of the episode, Yumiko, Princess (Paola Lázaro), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), and Eugene (Josh McDermitt) come across a wall of photos dedicated to missing persons in the zombie apocalypse.  As the group...
    Prince Harry booked a one-way ticket to the UK for Prince Philip's funeral in the hope he could resolve the alleged rifts with his family, biographer Omid Scobie claimed in new Finding Freedom chapter. The new extract from the book, which is to be released with a new chapter chronicling the Sussexes' lives over the past few months - claims that the Duke of Sussex, 36, booked a one-way ticket because he 'didn't know how the trip would pan out' - and so planned to return at a later date.     Published in PEOPLE magazine, the extract, co-written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, continues: 'There was a feeling that this trip might also present an opportunity to come together and talk without the filter of staff as go-betweens, a number of whom the Sussexes had come to discover were behind many of the media leaks they dealt with as working royals.'   It also goes on to claim that the exchange between Prince William and Harry which took place outside St George's Chapel after the funeral was their first face-to-face conversation in 15 months. ...
     Boris Johnson last night urged Joe Biden not to throw away the gains of the last 20 years following the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan. In a thinly veiled warning over the consequences of the US military retreat from Kabul, the Prime Minister reminded the President of the need to protect the West against terrorism. It follows a wave of criticism from US media and British and European politicians following the Taliban’s dramatic takeover. A Downing Street spokesman said: ‘The leaders welcomed US and UK cooperation in recent days to help evacuate our nationals, current and former staff, and others from Afghanistan.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson reminded US President Joe Biden of the need to protect the West against terrorism RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Damage control: Biden to return to DC from Camp David... Ducking bullets at the airport... bleeding and terrified...... Share this article Share 'They resolved to continue working closely together on this in the days and weeks ahead to allow as many people as possible to leave...
    Xander Schauffele won an Olympic gold medal he badly wanted by overcoming more pressure than he could have imagined Sunday. Right when Schauffele appeared to lose his firm grip on the gold, the 27-year-old American responded with two clutch putts at the end for a 4-under 67 and a one-shot victory over Rory Sabbatini of Slovakia in a wild finish to the men's golf competition. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM One was a 6-foot birdie putt for the lead. The last one was a 4-foot par putt for the win. "Just in shock," Schauffele said. "I was trying so hard to just stay calm. ... But man, it was stressful. And I made that putt and it was just a huge weight lifted off my shoulders and just very relieved and happy." The tension made the hot air feel even thicker at Kasumigaseki Country Club. When the last group walked onto the 18th green, nine players remained in the mix for a medal. One of them was Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, just not the medal that his...
    Growing up nearly completely deaf provided a challenge for David Smith as he tried to integrate with other kids at school or on the playground. Whatever Smith may have lacked in hearing was more than made up with empathy, compassion and most of all athletic ability. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Smith was born nearly deaf with 80-90% hearing loss but has managed to overcome that to become an elite athlete competing in his third Olympics for the U.S. men’s volleyball team. "Sports were definitely a confidence booster for me," Smith said. "It was something I thrived at despite having quote unquote a disadvantage. I think for me personally, that was great for my mental understanding of who I am and what I can do, but I think it was also a unique way of me integrating myself with the normal hearing world." While Smith may struggle to have normal conversations as he relies on hearing aids and lip reading to communicate, he never had any limitations when it came to sports. The boy who wanted a...
    Mother Jones illustration; Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Since the arrival of COVID-19, our lives have shifted in ways big and small. Most likely, the pandemic will not end with a bang—we’ll be dealing with some version of it for years to come. As we slowly adapt to our new normal, we’ll embrace some changes and resent others. A few of us at Mother Jones wrote about some of the shifts we’ve noticed in our personal lives and the world around us—from the “love it” to the “leave it” to the we’re-still-figuring-it-out. Read the rest of the essays here.    Laura Thompson Am I the asshole? After a year of scrolling past not-so-socially distanced wedding photos, travel updates and holiday posts, I finally broke down and purged my social media. I unfollowed hundreds of people—mostly acquaintances from cities I no longer live in—because I simply couldn’t handle the constant surge of anxiety I felt every time I saw one of them dining indoors...
    The Indian 'Delta' coronavirus variant is continuing to spread across the country and turning states into infection hotspots. Missouri has been seeing an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases, especially in the southwestern and northern counties. The mutant strain already makes up more than half of all new infections in the state, health officials say. Couple that with the resistance of many people to get vaccinated, and it's clear to see why Missouri has had a 25 percent increase in the seven-day rolling average of cases from 504 to 632 over the last two weeks, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of Johns Hopkins data. Meanwhile, in Colorado, health officials say the prevalence of the Delta variant is continuing to escalate, making up 40 percent of daily new cases, and will soon become the dominant strain. The Indian 'Delta' variant makes up more than 20% of all new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and is turning some states into new hotspots Health officials say Missouri and Colorado are becoming two new hotspots of infection due to the variant's spread Known...
    If there’s one thing the United States military gets right, it’s lethality. Yet even once the US military has you in its sights, it may not know who you actually are — such are, these so-called “signature strikes” — even as that wrathful finger of God is called down from upon on high. As Kate Crawford, Microsoft Research principal and co-founder of the AI Now Institute at NYU, lays out in this fascinating excerpt from her new book, Atlas of AI, the military-industrial complex is alive and well and now leveraging metadata surveillance scores derived by IBM to decide which home/commute/gender reveal party to drone strike next. And if you think that same insidious technology isn’t already trickling down to infest the domestic economy, I have a credit score to sell you. Yale University Press Excerpted from Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence by Kate Crawford, published by Yale University Press. Copyright © 2021 by the President and Fellows of Yale University. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Underlying the military logics of...
    Tucker Carlson opened his show Tuesday night telling viewers the Derek Chauvin jury’s verdict was “please don’t hurt us.” “Everyone understood perfectly well the consequences of an acquittal in this case,” Carlson said. “After nearly a year of burning and looting and murder by BLM, that was never in doubt.” Regarding Chauvin being found guilty, Carlson said, “If given the maximum sentence under the law, he will spend the rest of his life in prison.” “Is that a fair punishment? Is the officer guilty of the specific crimes for which he was just convicted? We can debate all that,” Carlson said. He added, “No mob has the right to destroy our cities.” Carlson said at one point, “Before we consider the details of today’s verdict, a bigger question, one we should all think about: can we trust the way this decision was made?” “That’s the promise of our justice system, that it’s impartial. That it is as fair as human beings can make it.” You can watch above, via Fox News. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    A new poll found that a majority of Americans want the United States government to purchase products made in the U.S.A., even if they come at a higher price than international products. 63% of Americans would like government agencies to buy American-made products in general, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll released Tuesday. 62% of respondents reported they believe the government should strictly buy domestically made vaccines, but only 41% said it is not ok for the U.S. to buy other protective equipment, such as masks, from foreign countries. Although a majority of respondents favored the government buying products made in America regardless of price, their tune changed when asked about which products they themselves should purchase. The poll found that while 69% of Americans consider it important to have products made in the U.S.A., only 37% reported they would actually pay extra for those products compared to those made abroad. 26% of respondents said that they would pay more, but only by a 5% increase, and 21% said they would not be willing to go higher than 10%. CHICAGO –...
    The hawthorns were pale green when the first lockdown started, and we all clapped for carers. The grass was lush and everywhere full of flowers while people argued about Dominic Cummings driving to Barnard Castle, and cities went up in flames in the Black Lives Matter riots. The hedgerows were thick with fruit as the reign of Donald Trump drew to an end (as did that of Dominic Cummings). The mud was ankle-deep, churned by hoofprints and frozen solid when Boris rammed the Brexit deal through at the 11th hour, and not long afterwards a horned Nazi shaman invaded the US Capitol in Washington. Lockdown days have a way of blurring into one another, but my year has been marked out by the changing of the hedgerows as I ran along endless miles of footpaths. Reflecting on that year of Covid is like trying to grasp the layout of someone's house by peering through the keyhole. It's difficult to get any sense of perspective when we're all confined to our homes, with only algorithmically filtered online news feeds to supply...
    SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- Bushra Amiwala became the youngest Muslim to hold office in the United States when she was elected to a Skokie school board at age 21. And that's just the start.Armiwala is a daughter of immigrants and a rising politician. In 2018, she lost a primary race for Cook County Commissioner, but her parents' support did not waver. It was her first time running for office.She said her family has been a continuing source of inspiration for her to move forward, especially her father, who immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan."I just want to do whatever I can to make them proud, to make them know that they made the right decision coming to this country," she said. "They made the right decision to move to Skokie. They made the right decision to raise their kids in an environment away from their family, their community, what they were used to because they wanted us to have a better life with more opportunity."In April 2019, she decided on her second run and this time, victory. She was elected...
    Can’t Stop Shaking? Skip the Jitters and Enjoy One of These Coffee Alternatives Instead Bruins claim defenseman Jarred Tinordi off waivers from Predators © Provided by People miranda Lambert/ instagram Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin Miranda Lambert is thankful for all the time she's been able to spend with her husband Brendan McLoughlin. During an appearance on a recent episode of SiriusXM's The Storme Warren Show, the country star, 37, opened up about really getting to know her husband over the past year, now that they've been spending "so much alone time" together. "I think it was really good," Lambert said of the former NYPD officer, whom she met just months before marrying. "We didn't date very long before we got married," the singer added. "And so we sort of got to just really, really, really get to know each other. Cause it was just us two with no distraction, at my farm outside of Nashville. And so I was really thankful for it because it made us really strong." RELATED: The Cutest Photos of Miranda Lambert and Husband...
    (CNN)There are a few moments, iconic and immediately recognizable, that define Tiger Woods' history in the public eye. There's Tiger, fists held high in his Sunday red, roaring in victory as he sank the 16th hole at the Masters in 2005 where he would eventually win his fourth open. Almost 15 years later, a nearly identical scene, on the same course, when he won the 2019 Masters and completed what is considered one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Some of the moments in between have been far less jubilant. Injuries. Substance abuse rumors. An ignominious mugshot from a 2017 DUI arrest. Read MoreIn late 2009, a string of lurid and shocking infidelity claims eventually led to his divorce from wife Elin Woods, the withdrawal of several sponsors and a temporary absence from golf. Months of rabid press coverage revealed in discomfiting detail the extent of his sexual behavior and upended the image of the Tiger the world knew: Charmed, wholesome, bordering on perfection. No one is perfect. It's a phrase that has been used time and time again...
    Rudy Giuliani’s Series of Unfortunate Events It began with the onetime “America’s Mayor” getting pranked into grabbing his junk on camera by Maria Bakalova and Sacha Baron Cohen—with the embarrassing image plastered on tabloid front pages across the country. Then, on Nov. 7, four days after losing the presidential election, Giuliani conducted a wacky press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping—a nondescript-looking business in Northeast Philadelphia, sandwiched between a sex shop and crematorium—to argue on behalf of his old pal Trump. (They apparently tried to book the Four Seasons hotel and screwed up.) Twelve days later, his head appeared to be leaking black fluid, like Gary Oldman’s baddie in The Fifth Element, during an unhinged presser. In early December, he was caught unleashing a strident fart during a fraudulent voter fraud hearing. And finally, Trump announced on Twitter that Giuliani, who’d gone maskless for months and appeared at numerous crowded events doing his corrupt boss’ bidding, had contracting COVID-19. (He’s since recovered.) While decidedly treasonous and despicable behavior, Rudy Giuliani’s six-week stretch from the release of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm...
    A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies of the first shots to a nation anxiously awaiting relief from the catastrophic outbreak. Public health experts say more options in addition to the two vaccines now being dispensed — one made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, the other by Moderna — are critical to amassing enough shots for the country and the world. The candidate made by Novavax Inc. is the fifth to reach final-stage testing in the U.S. Some 30,000 volunteers are needed to prove if the shot — a different kind than its Pfizer and Moderna competitors — really works and is safe. "If you want to have enough vaccine to vaccinate all the people in the U.S. who youd like to vaccinate — up to 85% or more of the population — youre going to need more than two companies," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, told The Associated Press on Monday. The coronavirus is blamed for about 1.8 million deaths...
    Dawn was still hours away when the Essex Boys crept out of bed and fired up their banks of computers. With their high-powered machines, they could speculate at lightning speed on the lucrative commodities markets 3,500 miles away in New York. And in the bare-knuckle trading pits where their mentor, Paul ‘Cuddles’ Commins, had learned the ropes, there is an old adage: snoozers are losers. On this, of all days, it was never more apt. A group of Essex traders on April 20 made more than £400 million in profit on an audacious trade betting on the collapse of the oil price  Paul Commins, pictured, orchestrated the audacious deal which made the Essex traders rich As they well knew, it was a day when tens of millions could be lost on the oil market — yet for the slickest and most courageous operators, vast profits might equally be made. The date was April 20 this year and as the pandemic took its grip, paralysing industry, emptying towns and cities, grounding planes and imprisoning 2.6 billion people (a third...
    An Air Force Staff Sergeant from San Antonio, Texas has started a business turning old military uniforms into festive — and patriotic — wreaths. Staff Sergeant Nicole Pompei, 29, was inspired to get crafty after the Air Force began switching over to new uniforms, and decided to turn her old one into a pretty wreath for the holidays. She soon had a booming business, and has made about 200 wreaths to date — including one fashioned from a uniform from 1946. Voila! Staff Sergeant Nicole Pompei, 29, launched Wreaths by Nicole in July The Air Force recently switched to new uniforms and she wanted to memorialize the old ones, so she and her 'crafty' mom turned them into wreaths Nicole, a former Marine who is now on active duty in the Air Force, had the idea over the summer.  'I was thinking of a cool way to memorialize my old Air Force ABU’s (Airman Battle Uniforms),' she told KENS5. 'A friend on a Facebook page recommended I try to make a wreath. When I went to visit my mom...
    (CNN)The answer in the form of a question: Who was a genuinely decent man, a generous philanthropist, an iconic television personality and -- as fellow public savant Neil deGrasse Tyson dubbed him -- the "Patron Saint of Geeks?" Jeff Yang The clue, which anyone who watched him during his two decades as the most beloved game show host of our generation, is obvious: It's Alex Trebek, whose passing this weekend tore a ragged hole in our pop culture continuum. His loss wasn't a surprise. From the moment Trebek announced that he'd been diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer, the prognosis was grim. But Trebek, who was deeply proud of his record of having missed only one installment of "Jeopardy!" in his 8200-plus episode career -- and that one only because, as an April Fool's prank, he switched gigs for a day with Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak -- soldiered on to the very end; he was in the throes of his 37th season of the show when he passed away on Sunday in his Los Angeles home. He continued...
    Kendra Muecke calls Los Angeles home these days, but for two years she lived in Denver. Although her time in Colorado was short, it made enough of an impact that she focused an entire album around one song inspired by a trip through the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. “They have a buffalo-roaming area out there,” Muecke says. “I had just written this poem about buffalo. I drove through this section of this national park and then wrote the chord progression in the buffalo roaming area to the 'Buffalo Walk' song. So it’s always been super close to my heart.” She shelved 'Buffalo Walk' until she could properly record it, but it later served as the center of her third album of Thank you, which dropped on September 25. Muecke, who performs as Kendra & the Bunnies, considers the fifteen tracks of psychedelic-tinged Americana to be a concept album of sorts that centers around "Buffalo Walk," the last track on the record.Related Stories Playing Wind Instruments and Singing Can Spread COVID-19. Now What? Jayme Stone Wrestles With...
    He’s the last Am standing. John Pak is not going to win the U.S. Open, but he is going to be standing on the 18th green at Winged Foot late Sunday afternoon for the awards ceremony and he’ll be handed a trophy. Pak, a 21-year-old senior at Florida State who grew up in Scotch Plains, N.J., will have the luxury on Sunday of shooting whatever in the final round, and he’ll still win low amateur at this 120th U.S. Open. That’s because, of the 13 amateurs who qualified into the 144-player field this week, Pak was the only one to make the cut. He wasn’t happy with the 79 he shot in Saturday’s third round, but he’ll always have Thursday, when he shot an opening-round 1-under 69 and was in contention for one day. “I’m so honored to be low amateur this week,’’ Pak told The Post Saturday. “I played a very good first day, and it feels good to know that I at least had one good round and competed with some of the best players in the world.’’...
    Nick Jonas may have become a household name for many in India probably because he’s married to Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra but if you’re a music follower and a Disney fan, we bet you already knew Nick as he has been a part of Jonas Brothers. The singer has made a mark in the music industry individually as well as with the band, Jonas Brothers. Nick has a beautiful voice we bet his songs such as “Jealous”, “Find You”, “Close” and more have been on your playlist since a while. Nick is also currently a coach on the popular singing reality show, The Voice and truly, we couldn’t have found a better singer for that. Priyanka Chopra Jonas Shares a Romantic Picture with Her ‘Forever Guy’ Nick Jonas and It’s Just Unmissable! Nich celebrates his birthday on September 16 and as we celebrate the same, we take a look at some of his best hits. While we love his tracks, the ones for which he has collaborated with his brothers Kevin and Joe Jonas, on his birthday, we’ll be looking...
    This New Yorker is trading the E.V. for an R.V. Brett Weinberger, 24, high-tailed it out of her small East Village apartment for which she was paying $1,065 in rent during the pandemic. But unlike many of her peers, who swiftly moved home with their parents, Weinberger decided to invest in a 26-by-8-foot mobile home, where she’ll live and work for the foreseeable future. “I lived in a room with one window that looked onto a brick wall — it wasn’t going to be a conducive working environment,” Weinberger, a procurement manager for a food startup, told The Post. She had previously made the most of her one-year lease in the heart of downtown by catching burlesque and Broadway shows and never eating at the same restaurant twice. But when COVID-19 forced her to take cover indoors, Weinberger, who’s visited 27 countries and said “traveling is a huge component of my life,” experienced cabin fever. “No one moves to New York to sit in their apartment,” said Weinberger. Brett WeinbergerBrett Weinberger Inspired by the Netflix show “Tiny House Nation,” she...
    The shadowy Russian 'Scarface oligarch' who sold Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new home in Santa Barbara is a Moscow tycoon who claims to be at war with the mafia and top Vladimir Putin officials. Sergey Grishin, 54, who is believed to be worth $500million, has made extraordinary boasts about 'robbing' the Russian banking system - including a scam with disappearing ink.  Based in Los Angeles, the banker has begged Donald Trump for a US passport, saying he needs it to stay safe from Russians who are after him. His complex relations with glamorous women - including a Russian described by the Gazprom-owned NTV channel as a 'porn webcam model' - have led to a number of legal clashes, including alleged death threats. Sergey Grishin (pictured) is the shadowy Russian 'Scarface oligarch' who sold Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new home in Santa Barbara One of Grishin's romantic partners was Anna Fedoseeva (pictured together), in her late 30s, who worked at an events agency and organised one of his birthday parties. Grishin was the former owner of...
    (CNN)Mayra Ramirez says she was careful about following every health precaution she could before the day she was admitted to a Chicago hospital with coronavirus symptoms.The 28-year-old arrived at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital's emergency room on April 26 and within minutes -- giving her barely enough time to call her family -- her harrowing experience began."All I remember was being put to sleep as I was being intubated and then six weeks of complete nightmares," she told CNN. "Some of the nightmares consisted a lot of drowning and I attribute that to not being able to breathe." No one is immune to coronavirus, expert says, with infections rising in both rural and urban communitiesCoronavirus had taken a deadly toll on her body: her lungs had been irreversibly damaged and other organs were beginning to fail, she said. After Ramirez spent more than a month on a ventilator, her family flew from North Carolina to say a final goodbye after she says doctors announced they were unsure if she'd survive.There was one option to save her life: a double-lung transplant. Read...
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