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    A SELF-proclaimed time traveller who bizarrely thinks he has travelled to the future claims he has pictures to prove it. The TikToker who calls himself "Agent Loka 77" says he has been to the year 3002 and warns there is a major event bound to happen next month. 1The TikToker claims this is a picture of the future On his TikTok page he has made a series of wild predictions about the future including huge financial changes coming in December 2022. In one of his videos, he wrote in the caption: "Real-time travel footage right before my jump 3002," he shows footage claiming to be from his time travel. In another video, he says: "3/24/22. Remember this date and watch the news for financial changes big things are coming." TikTokers were not convinced by the TikToker's claims with one of them saying: "That's some pretty cool CGI". READ MORE ON WORLD NEWSBLOOD MONEY Taliban bosses ‘made MILLIONS helping to build Qatar World Cup stadiums'TAKEN OFF I was a skinny high school dropout - now I’m UNRECOGNISABLE & worth £2.5MILLION Another...
    It didn’t take Toby Chacon long to clean his plate on Thanksgiving Day. “I was hungry,” said the San Jose resident. “I was waiting for it for two days.” Fortunately for Chacon and others in attendance, seconds —and thirds, as much as hungry diners wanted — were being handed out at a CityTeam ministries Thanksgiving event on Thursday in San Jose, one of many such meals across the Bay Area, as volunteers reached out to people in their communities who don’t have access to many comforts that residents take for granted. In San Jose, volunteers and staff members at the nonprofit joined forces to provide free hot meals for an expected 300-plus individuals, filling bellies with turkey, mashed potatoes and all the trimming while putting plenty of big grins on faces that might not have otherwise had much to smile about during the holiday. “I wouldn’t have had Thanksgiving,” Chacon says. “I’m homeless so I wouldn’t have anywhere to go.” Seeing people enjoying the occasion together in the dining room — as opposed to just lining up to receive to-go...
    London (CNN)Members of Britain's royal family will head to St. Paul's Cathedral in London on Friday for a jubilee thanksgiving service in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's 70-year reign. However, the 96-year-old monarch has been forced to skip the occasion after experiencing "some discomfort" Thursday while watching the celebrations kick off with the Trooping the Colour parade. Prince Charles will represent the Queen at the thanksgiving service.Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Thursday evening that the Queen had "greatly enjoyed" the Platinum Jubilee's opening events and made the decision to miss Friday's service "with great reluctance" after "taking into account the journey and activity required to participate." The monarch will watch the thanksgiving service on television from Windsor Castle, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told CNN Friday.The Queen made two appearances on the Buckingham Palace balcony Thursday to the delight of thousands of flag-waving supporters below. Read MoreHer son Prince Andrew is another notable absence on Friday after testing positive for coronavirus.A file photograph of St. Paul's Cathedral, the location of Friday's thanksgiving service.More than 400 people from all four...
    MILLIONS of Americans have been placed under a winter weather warning as 'atmospheric rivers' threaten to drench Washington again. The turbulent weather conditions are set to cause chaos for the 53million people traveling over the Thanksgiving weekend. 2The Pacific Northwest is set to be battered by more heavy rains just after surviving severe floodingCredit: AP 2Forecasters warned the atmospheric river will dump inches of rain and could spark travel chaosCredit: WeatherBell Forecasters have warned up to 3inches of rain could fall in some areas, that are still restoring themselves after a bout of extreme weather earlier this month. They predict this atmospheric river - a huge plume of moisture extending over the Pacific and into the Northwest - could spark further floods as heavy rain causes rising rivers. Gary Schneider, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Seattle office, explained: "We are expecting rivers to rise, and possible flooding in some locations." Locals in Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington - which were both substantially damaged in the previous storm - were asked to voluntarily evacuate on Saturday night. An...
    There were floats, there were balloons, there were Broadway musical numbers, there were crowds standing shoulder to shoulder; after a dismal 2020 showing, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returned to its pre-pandemic glory Thursday morning. “Spectators, shut out in 2020, lined the route again,” hailed the Associated Press. “High school and college marching bands from around the country were invited back to the lineup; most of last year’s performers were locally based to cut down on travel. The giant balloons, tethered to vehicles last year, got their costumed handlers back.” Though the Thanksgiving Day Parade went forward as planned in 2020, the show was marked by a noticeable absence of cheering crowds, high school marching bands from around the country, and the 2.5-mile parade route. Here’s how NBC New York advertised the event at the time: Although we are used to seeing the masses come together to see the grandiose balloons making their way down the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route, this year the celebration will be a bit different. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will air nationwide as a television-only...
    Medium Rare’s Cleveland Park location in D.C. hosted its 14th annual free deep frying of turkeys for the community. (Mike Murillo/WTOP) The smell of cooked turkeys filled the air in D.C.’s Cleveland Park neighborhood Thursday, but the aroma symbolic of Thanksgiving came not from home kitchens but from a tent at the Connecticut Avenue location of Medium Rare. More than 2,000 turkeys were cooked for free for families waiting with their holiday bird in a pan, in hand. “The magic of a day like today is, everyone comes together, no one’s phones are ringing, and everyone from all walks of life are hanging out talking to each other, waiting,” said chef Mark Bucher, co-founder of the restaurant. This is the 14th year that Bucher has held the event. He started it small and at a time when the nation was on a kick for deep fried birds, out of a desire to help people safely fry their turkeys. The first year, he said, a family that lived in a nearby shelter left him a note thanking him for cooking the...
    The George Washington University Student Association sent an email to students on Monday stating that "Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people." The email was sent as part of a weekly newsletter from the student association, and states that for many within the campus community, Thanksgiving day "is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people." "Although we recognize the importance of giving thanks and spending time with family and friends, we must also recognize that Thanksgiving for many in our community is a day of mourning," the email states. Additionally, the student association states in the email that Thanksgiving day is a reminder of "the relentless assault on Native culture." THANKSGIVING 'MYTH'? UNIVERSITIES ASK WHETHER AMERICANS SHOULD 'RECONSIDER' HOLIDAY AS 'DAY OF MOURNING' A liberal website urged Americans to eat vegan turkey alternatives on Thanksgiving.  (iStock) "Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. It is vital to acknowledge the integral role Native...
    (CBS DETROIT) – It took more than just ingredients to prepare this meal. The cooks in the kitchen say the secret spice is love. READ MORE: Here Are Some Jimmy Hoffa Theories After Tip Leads FBI Search To New Jersey“This comes straight from our kitchen, you know what I’m saying,” said Anne Lynn, an organizer of the event. “Everything that our grandmothers and our mothers used to make, we’ve made it and we put it out here and we want our community to have the best.” The 11th Annual Food for Thanks holiday feast took place at Artists Village in Detroit. Organizers delivered meals across Metro-Detroit to make the day special for the homebound. “We’re going to Highland Park, Mt. Clemons, Pontiac, Downriver,” said Demond Petty who helped organize the dinner. Over 100 plates were packed up and shipped out, piled high with Thanksgiving Day favorites. READ MORE: Frontline Workers Trying To Fix Overdose Crises With Overdoses Increasing By Nearly 20% In Michigan“We’re delivering to a senior complex in Highland Park,” Petty said. “We’re delivering to several motels where families are...
    Houston (CNN)Volunteers are converging on the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, overcoming supply chain challenges to serve tens of thousands of people who find themselves in need of a meal on Thanksgiving. Organizers expect to serve between 25,000 and 30,000 families during Thursday's 43rd annual "Super Feast," they told CNN. About 635,000 pounds of food is being cooked to be served as a hot meal. About 3,200 turkeys have been cooked for the feast, and another 15,000 are being distributed at a separate drive-up location outside the convention center. US Food Banks survive coronavirus demand to face new problems: supply chain disruption and rising food pricesIt's been a hard year for many here in this part of Texas, Stephanie Lewis, regional director of Super Feast organizer City Wide Club of America, told CNN. The Covid-19 pandemic is perhaps the chief culprit, having claimed countless lives and livelihoods, Lewis said. But the devastating arctic freeze that hit Texas earlier this year, along with soaring gas and food prices, has left families with impossible choices. "Some people have to make...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's Thanksgiving Day Parade is back this year.This year marks the 87th year of the parade, which will feature hundreds of performers, beloved mascot Teddy Turkey, Santa Claus marching bands, floats, and more.Several hundred thousand people visitors are expected to line the streets to watch.The parade kicks off at 8 a.m. at Ida B. Wells Drive and the route goes northbound on State Street to Randolph Street.Chicago restaurants open on Thanksgiving DayResidents can expect intermittent street closures between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. and parking restrictions will be in effect in the area."Public safety is the number one priority for all special events hosted within the City of Chicago," said Rich Guidice, Executive Director, OEMC. "We work closely with event organizers months in advance to plan and refine security measures implemented each year through tabletop exercises, safety plan enhancements and modifications to ensure the safety and security of event attendees and staff."How to cook turkey: Recipes, cooking times for Thanksgiving from ButterballSpectators are encouraged to use public transportation.
    Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the seaside town where the Pilgrims settled — not to give thanks, but to mourn Indigenous people worldwide who’ve suffered centuries of racism and mistreatment. Thursday’s solemn National Day of Mourning observance in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, will recall the disease and oppression that European settlers brought to North America. “We Native people have no reason to celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims,” said Kisha James, a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag and Oglala Lakota tribes and the granddaughter of Wamsutta Frank James, the event’s founder. “We want to educate people so that they understand the stories we all learned in school about the first Thanksgiving are nothing but lies. Wampanoag and other Indigenous people have certainly not lived happily ever after since the arrival of the Pilgrims,” James said. “To us, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning, because we remember the millions of our ancestors who were murdered by uninvited European colonists such as the Pilgrims. Today, we and many Indigenous people around the country say, ‘No Thanks,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's Thanksgiving Day Parade is back this year.The parade kicks off at 8:45 a.m. at Ida B. Wells Drive and the route goes northbound on State Street to Randolph Street.The parade will feature more than 80 units including giant helium balloons, floats, marching bands, celebrities, animals and more.Chicago restaurants open on Thanksgiving DayResidents can expect intermittent street closures between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. and parking restrictions will be in effect in the area."Public safety is the number one priority for all special events hosted within the City of Chicago," said Rich Guidice, Executive Director, OEMC. "We work closely with event organizers months in advance to plan and refine security measures implemented each year through tabletop exercises, safety plan enhancements and modifications to ensure the safety and security of event attendees and staff."How to cook turkey: Recipes, cooking times for Thanksgiving from ButterballSpectators are encouraged to use public transportation.
    Washington, D.C., first responders who will be working on the Thanksgiving holiday are welcomed at the 22nd annual "Thanksgiving on the Mayflower" event. Hilldrup Mayflower, a moving and storage company, donated the Mayflower truck, which will be parked in front of the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will serve gourmet food to them, according to a press release from the Four Seasons. “Our team couldn’t be more excited to prepare this meal for DC’s finest," said Executive Chef Oliver Beckert. "It’s a true privilege." SEE IT: TEXAS STUDENT HITS BLACK TEACHER IN CLASS AND MAKES RACIAL COMMENTS: 'THIS TEACHER IS ABOUT TO GET F***** UP!' A team of chefs will prepare some 500 meals for the first responders, including slow-roasted turkey , stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, gravy, and cranberry relish, according to the statement. “Our Thanksgiving feast is one of my favorite events of the year," said Four Seasons Regional Vice President and General Manager Marc Bromley. "We work closely all year...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Broncos have long been supporters of the Denver Rescue Mission, and that continues — especially after the deadly stabbing at the 48th Avenue Center shelter over the weekend. A staff member was killed by someone who had been staying at the shelter. (credit: CBS) On Tuesday the football team and the Denver Rescue Mission teamed up to help families. In the morning they began handing out thousands of turkeys and Thanksgiving food boxes to individuals and families in need. It provided a chance for families who are struggling to feel some love. The boxes contained mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables and more. The Denver Rescue Mission shared a statement about the stabbing: “Despite our deep sorrow over this senseless tragedy, we are continuing to serve the poor and needy with our upcoming Thanksgiving events.”
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Thanksgiving is just around the corner and there are a number of different organizations helping to provide families with what they need for the holiday. Here are some of the locations of Thanksgiving meal distributions across South Florida. READ MORE: Federal Judge Throws Out Florida Sports Betting Compact With Seminole TribeTUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23: Event: Farm Share Distribution Date: 9:00 a.m. until supplies last Location: 1401 Westward Dr., Miami Springs, Fla. 33166 Event: Farm Share Distribution Date: 10:00 a.m. until supplies last Location: 6301 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Fla. 33138 READ MORE: Cool Blast Brings Back South Florida Sweater WeatherEvent: Feast For The Streets Drive-Thru Event Time: 10:00 a.m. until supplies last Location:  Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami Details: 500 turkeys, produce boxes, reusable/disposable masks, hand sanitizers, and hot meals to be distributed in this first-come, first served drive-thru event. Event: Farm Share Distribution Date: 2:00 p.m. until supplies last Location: Carver Ranches Day Care Center 2201 SW 42nd Ave., Hollywood, Fla. 33023 Event:  Emmanuel Ogbah, Miami Dolphins Defensive End Thanksgiving Meal Distribution Time: 4:00...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — While Minnesotans are finalizing their Thanksgiving menus, many families are struggling just to put food on the table. On Monday, the nonprofit Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities hosted the first day of its annual Thanksgiving meal distribution. The event donates all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings to families in need. What that means to families this holiday season is that much more. READ MORE: What Your Pet Can And Can't Eat From The Thanksgiving TableThere was enough food at the distribution point to feed 20,000 people, being sent home to those who may not always have enough food to go around. “We know that hope often begins with a meal and we want to make sure every family this holiday has a meal,” Abigail Holtz said. Turkey, potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy — 4,000 bags of the traditional fixings are packaged up and put into cars, no questions asked. Families did have to preregister online to pick up their meals. The distribution event will continue one more day Tuesday. Hope Green drove up to pick...
    SOUTH DADE(CBSMiami) — Thanksgiving came a few days early for hundreds of South Florida families and they are thankful they can now celebrate the holiday with family, and friends the way so many of us take for granted. Miami-Dade Commissioner Kionne McGhee, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Police Department and Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, gave away hundreds of turkeys and other non-perishables in time for the Thanksgiving holiday at Homestead Air Reserve Park on Monday. READ MORE: Disney World Suspends COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Following Change In State Law“The objective is simply bring government to the people,” said Commissioner McGhee. Hundreds of people, many of whom were hit hard by the pandemic, lined up early for the drive-thru food giveaway. “My husband and I lost our jobs in the pandemic and we are trying to look for a new job,” said Ingrid Carbajal. Carbajal waited in line for over two hours, and she left with a smile on her face knowing she’ll be able to make Thanksgiving dinner for her family. “Maybe without this help we wouldn’t have something good...
    NATICK (CBS) — Natick Public Schools said a fire that occurred during dismissal on Friday was intentionally set by a student. The fire was located in the boys’ locker room and it was quickly extinguished. The building was evacuated and Natick firefighters responded. READ MORE: Parents, Students Protest Return Of Suspended Wakefield High School Teen In Photo ScandalAbout 50 students and staff were in the building at the time. READ MORE: Target To Keep Stores Closed On Thanksgiving Permanently“We are investigating this event for what it is – a fire that was deliberately set by a member of our student body putting everyone at risk. The police are conducting a complete investigation for possible criminal charges,” said a statement from Superintendent Anna Nolin. “We are furious and very disappointed. We are a strong and vibrant community that looks out for one another. After two very long years of isolation, we are determined to reclaim our culture of togetherness, safety and respect. Acts like this will not be tolerated. We will hold the students who set this fire fully accountable.” MORE...
    Strong Santa Ana winds and low humidity throughout Southern California are expected to taper off by Monday, but another system will blow through the region starting Wednesday and linger for a gusty Thanksgiving morning on Thursday. A red flag warning went into effect at 9 a.m. Sunday and will expire at 3 p.m. on Monday, which will coincide with a wind advisory, according to the National Weather Service. The current Santa Ana wind event whipping through the Los Angeles basin is forecast to peak on Sunday. Wind gusts could reach 55 mph in parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties. Forecasts show isolated winds in canyons and higher elevation passes of up to 60 mph. Wind gusts will begin to taper off heading into Monday, about 10 to 15 mph less than Sunday, forecasters said. Humidity throughout most of Southern California will bottom out due to the strong winds, reaching the single digits in some parts of the basin, including Anaheim, San Bernardino, Riverside and Lake Elsinore. This will create critical fire weather conditions with dry brush ready...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Food helpers with the Washington County Food Bank handed out more than 55,000 pounds of Thanksgiving food to families on Saturday. Those who helped out say the need is great. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “With rising inflation, the cost of inflation of everything makes Thanksgiving that more inaccessible for people. So, with that in mind, we wanted to go above and beyond, to not just distribute here in Washington, but two distributions where we’re serving over 1,000 households,” said Justin McAtee. Organizers say this turkey and food distribution is the largest in the county.
    Feed the Boro’s Pre-Thanksgiving Food Drop event will be held Saturday, November 20 at Statesboro High School, located at 10 Lester Road/10 Coach Lee Street. Food distribution begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. or when all food has been distributed. This event’s presenting sponsor is Food Lion of Statesboro. See more on eventbrite.com and feedtheboro.com. Have you wanted to help others in your community through Feed the Boro, but didn’t know how? There are a few ways to help with Feed the Boro – donate, sponsor, and volunteer. You choose which works best for you. Donate — Make a monetary donation of any amount by clicking the “donate now” buttons on Feed the Boro’s website HERE or mail a check to Feed the Boro, P.O. Box 2736, Statesboro, Ga 30459.  The organization says each $5.00 donation will help feed a family of four for a week. Sponsor — There are 5 levels of sponsors – Bronze($100), Silver($250), Gold($500), Platinum($1,000), and Presenting Sponsor($5,000). Visit Feed the Boro’s website for more info on being a sponsor HERE....
    Over the last eight years with Sweet P’s at the Tavern Amanda Godshall has worked all sorts of catered events. Recently the local Trion restaurant catered JSU Board of Directors at Cook Castle and Little River Canyon Center. “This event hit home for me because one of the Board Members is Randy Owens the lead singer for music group Alabama attended. Growing up in small town Sand Rock, AL it was a dream of mine to always meet the group Alabama. Mr. Owens was just as nice as I imagined, a truly great guy,” Godshall said. Here’s a look at what Sweet P’s at the Tavern Trion, GA has coming up: “As we have started preparing for the holiday season and upcoming events we wanted to start letting everyone know what we have planned so y’all can make plans as well with us! ???? ???????? The Renaissance Festival is next weekend!! Friday the 5th we will be offering a Feast with the King at Sweet P’s at the Tavern! Then...
    Over the past year, Democratic governors have clamped down on their electorates with a range of rules for lockdowns. Not all of them have managed to abide by their own mandates. Here’s a list of some of the most hypocritical actions of governors during the COVID-19 pandemic. GRETCHEN WHITMER PUTS LIVES AT RISK BY DINING IN LARGE GROUP AT INDOOR BAR Gina Raimondo attends Wine and Paint Night after closing bars Former Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo went out to a "wine and paint night" at Barnaby's Public House in Providence with her husband on Dec. 11, after she had closed bars as part of a two-week pause on her state’s reopening. Such events were technically allowed under the pause so long as attendees did not share paintbrushes or glasses, a spokesman for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation said. Still, it seemed to violate the spirit of guidance Raimondo had offered just four days earlier. “It’s week two of our pause. I know it's been hard, but I want to thank every Rhode Islander who's...
    Bam! Zing! Talk about a turkey of an idea! Comic-Con is getting hit on all sides for its move to host a convention this year during Thanksgiving weekend. The trade show for fans of everything from Spider-Man to Star Wars — which has not held a live convention in more than a year because of the coronavirus — announced Saturday that it will host ‘Comic-Con Special Edition’ at the San Diego Convention Center from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, the three days following Thanksgiving. “A Thanksgiving #ComicCon?,” tweeted one comic head, @TheFirstEcho. “Am I supposed to wait in line for Hall H while eating leftover stuffing and cranberry sauce?” Comic-Con blamed its decision to the “acute impact” that lost revenues have had on the organization. During the pandemic, it has hosted virtual events that bring in far less money. “Hopefully this event will short up our financial reserves and mark a slow return to larger in-person gatherings in 2022,” said the organization’s spokesperson, David Glanzer in a statement on Saturday. Glanzer did not immediately respond to a query from The Post....
    More On: comic con New York Comic Con 2020 releases schedule of virtual events New York Comic Con 2020 going virtual due to coronavirus crisis ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ premieres most excellent new trailer at Comic-Con San Diego Comic-Con 2020 officially canceled due to coronavirus concerns Bam! Zing! Talk about a turkey of an idea! Comic-Con is getting hit on all sides for its move to host a convention this year during Thanksgiving weekend. The trade show for fans of everything from Spider-Man to Star Wars — which has not held a live convention in more than a year because of the coronavirus — announced Saturday that it will host ‘Comic-Con Special Edition’ at the San Diego Convention Center from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, the three days following Thanksgiving. “A Thanksgiving #ComicCon?,” tweeted one comic head, @TheFirstEcho. “Am I supposed to wait in line for Hall H while eating leftover stuffing and cranberry sauce?” Comic-Con blamed its decision to the “acute impact” that lost revenues have had on the organization. During the pandemic, it has hosted virtual events...
    A sign photographed from outside the annual San Diego Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center on Sunday July 15th, 2012 in San Diego, California.stevezmina1 The coronavirus pandemic has crippled the live event business, particularly the lucrative comic convention industry. In a bid to raise much needed funds, San Diego Comic-Con has postponed its July 2021 show until the fall. However, its decision to place the in-person international convention over Thanksgiving weekend, an announcement it made late Saturday night, is facing harsh backlash from fans, talent and press. "So they scheduled #SDCC on the same weekend as the first chance most families will (hopefully) be fully able to celebrate Thanksgiving in two years. See you in 2022!" wrote Charles Soule, author of "Light of the Jedi" and Daredevil comics, on Twitter following the announcement. Like Soule, the majority of dissenting voices question why the organization would host this event during a major U.S. holiday. Particularly, one that many people did not have the ability to celebrate last year with family due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. These voices range from...
    Comic-Con won’t be hosting its regular in-person annual gathering this summer, as the organization behind the cosplay and fan gathering cancel the event for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is now an in-person event on the books for the fall to compliment the limited online versions the organization is hosting in the coming months. Comic-Con International, the non-profit in charge of running the event and its companion conventions, announced on Saturday that it plans to hold a three-day, in-person event in November. It will take place in San Diego, where Comic-Con typically holds its biggest annual summer event at the city’s convention center. Yet it’s not known right now what the size or scope of the event will be. NBC News reports the dates will be November 26th to November 28th. Comic-Con will have its first in-person event since the start of COVID-19 this November “As the timing and scope of our larger event factored greatly into our decision to postpone, we believe that launching a smaller in-person event at...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It has been one week since Thanksgiving weekend, and medical professionals say they’re concerned the holiday may have been a major community transmission event, noting COVID-19 numbers could continue to rise over the next few days and even weeks. “The concern [is] that Thanksgiving itself, the holiday itself, may have been a major transmission event across the country,” Dr. Gregory Schrank, Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said. This comes after the state hit a record-breaking, largest single-day new case total on Friday. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines “Unfortunately what then often follows with the spike of cases is a further increase in hospitalizations, and unfortunately as well as deaths due to COVID-19,” Dr. Schrank said. The positivity rate is now over eight percent in Maryland. “It’s quite possible that in the 10 days to two weeks following the holiday, that we’ll start to see an increase in the number of new cases,” Dr. Schrank said. As...
    The mayor of San Jose, California attended a Thanksgiving party with family members who were not part of his own household after telling citizens to “cancel big gatherings this year.” “Cases are spiking, in part because we’re letting our guard (and masks) down with family & friends,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo tweeted Nov. 25. “Let’s cancel the big gatherings this year and focus on keeping each other safe.” The following day, Liccardo celebrated Thanksgiving with an unknown number of guests at the Saratoga home of his elderly parents, NBC Bay Area reported. (RELATED: Hours After Voting To Ban Outdoor Dining, LA County Supervisor Dined Outdoors) Liccardo’s staff confirmed that the mayor attended the Thanksgiving event but refused to specify how many people and different households were present as well as whether attendees wore masks when they were not eating, the publication reported. “This is a private event – not public,” Liccardo’s Chief of Staff Jim Reed repeatedly told NBC Bay Area. “We are going to redraw the line between what is personal and what is public because that line...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — CHICAGO (CBS) — A superspreader event on top of a COVID-19 surge – that is what health care workers are preparing for around the country and right in Chicago. As CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reported, a nurse at Stroger Hospital of Cook County said it is only a matter of time before the new surge hits. It will not mean turning away patients who get into car crashes or those who have heart troubles, but it may mean they wait longer for care – and that can mean life and death. “I’ve had to take patients who are struggling to breathe – and I’m talking about people in their 30s – having to transfer them down to the ICU because we can no longer take care of them,” said registered nurse Elizabeth Lalasz. Lalasz is seeing some consequences from wearing her mask tightly all the time. “Our masks – I wear an N95 for my entire 12-hour shift. I have permanent scars in my cheeks from wearing them for the last 10 months,” she said. “There...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh helped to keep a local holiday tradition going while overcoming the hurdle of the coronavirus. Along with Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, Mayor Walsh served Thanksgiving meals at the Pine Street Inn, a homeless service that has been helping homeless members of the community since 1969. Normally, the city’s homeless population is fed inside the Pine Street Inn building on East Berkeley Street in Boston. But this year, the operation moved outside to the Pine Street Inn parking lot. “I’m grateful for Pine Street Inn’s efforts and what they’ve been able to do. I mean, during this whole time, it’s been difficult for all of us, but in particular, our homeless population and homeless families,” Walsh said. Despite the event’s success, the Mayor acknowledged the differences in this year’s outing. “It’s different because we like to go inside. We like to talk to the guests. We like to, you know, go around,  ‘How you doing?’ We know people. People remember seeing us. And not having that personal touch is really difficult this year....
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Seven thousand thanksgiving meals were distributed Thursday at the Honda Center in Anaheim.Long lines started as early as five a.m. at the Second Harvest Food Bank and "We Give Thanks", drive-thru event.The Thanksgiving meals were prepared by volunteers, giving each family a heat-and-serve holiday meal and one box of groceries.This year's event comes as many families struggle to provide food due to the COVID-19 pandemic."This is not a one day or a seasonal need, people are hungry every day of the year, more so now than ever before because of the economic impact of COVID," says OC Food Bank Director Mark Lowry.Feeding America projects more than 50 million Americans will have faced hunger this year, that's up from around 35 million before the pandemic."And for those people that want to make a difference in their community, they are certainly welcome to volunteer," says Lowry.
    A view of Santa Claus's sleigh float during 94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2020 in New York City. Getty Images/Roy Rochlin This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was unlike any other, with major coronavirus-related restrictions in place. Usually, spectators turn out in droves to watch the floats and performers drive by — this year, the event was television-only. Coronavirus cases across the country have been spiking, and 2,300 Americans died of the disease the day before Thanksgiving. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The COVID-19 pandemic didn't stop the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from going forward in New York City on Thursday, but new safety precautions made this year's event unlike any other. Normally, the famous parade draws droves of spectators to 34th Street in Manhattan to watch the floats and performers go by. But this year's parade placed safety first, confining the event to a television-only parade that was "reinvented to safely keep spectators in New York City at home and families nationwide glued to their televisions," according to a statement...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Volunteers across New York City are stepping up in a big way to help those less fortunate as we celebrate the holidays during this challenging time. The nonprofit God’s Love started prepping in SoHo at 5:30 a.m. Thursday. They cooked a record number of Thanksgiving meals with the help of more than 1,400 volunteers. The group is there for people with severe illnesses year-round. City Meals of Wheels volunteers brought more than 25,000 Thanksgiving dinners to the homes of older New Yorkers. Because of the pandemic, even more people are struggling with food insecurity. The Bowery Mission spent the day making sure those hit hardest could enjoy the holiday. RELATED STORY — Siblings Honor Mother Who Died From COVID-19 By Helping To Feed Those In Need On Thanksgiving Stomachs were full and hearts were happy as hundreds of people enjoyed a free Thanksgiving meal at the Bowery Mission. Sixty-year-old Lionel Termine was one of them. He lost his job as a security guard during their height of the pandemic in April. “I couldn’t pay for...
    A 99th birthday celebration in St. Louis turned into a COVID-19 superspreader event when a dozen relatives from across the country came together, according to a new report. The family met up last month to ring in Ralph Goldsticker’s last year of his 90s, KDFW reported. His son, Larry Goldsticker, of Plano, Texas, says they tried to take precautions. “We were very conscious, we thought beforehand,” Larry told the station. “Everyone quarantined ahead of time. My brother and sister-in-law in San Francisco got tested before they got on an airplane.” But within hours of returning to their respective homes, each one of them — including the nonagenarian and his 3-year-old great nephew — had tested positive for the coronavirus. Larry also spread the virus to his wife back home in Texas, who did not make the trip — for a total of 13 people infected, KDFW reported. Larry says he believes one or more of the family members picked up the virus on their way to St. Louis. Some flew and others drove, but they all arrived around the...
    On this Thanksgiving Day, the Miami Rescue Mission organization and hundreds of volunteers extend their helping hand to serve plates of hot food to the most needy and helpless people. The event has been held in the community for 45 years and although this 2020 the pandemic stopped many of the usual plans, today they claim to take all the necessary measures. Hundreds of needy and homeless people came to the Miami Rescue Mission to spend their Thanksgiving with those they consider to be their family. Many not only receive a plate of hot food, but also clothing and the possibility of bathing on site. Turkey, potatoes and hot vegetables will be the traditional food that dozens of homeless people and families in the Miami area will be able to receive and sit at the table to eat, all thanks to the charitable work of volunteers and those in charge of an event that is already traditional every year. Alexis Chaviano, manager and volunteer, explains that “we traditionally close the streets in the Wynwood area.”...
    Thanksgiving is going to the dogs. The National Dog Show, an annual tradition to watch as the turkey-itis takes over and lands you in a couch coma, is still happening this year — but like most of 2020, it’s going to look a little different. The dog show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia annually since 1933, will go on as planned, but all the good boys and girls will compete without spectators, vendors, sponsors or the press. The American Kennel Club (AKC)-sanctioned event will see purebred dogs, accompanied by their owners, vie for the coveted Best in Show title. Of course, the event will follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including social distancing, mask-wearing and more, but NBC, which televises the event, said there will be a mere 600 dogs competing, much less than the nearly 2,000 who typically compete in the show. While there may be fewer canines overall, there will be a few new breeds added this year for dog lovers and fanatics to fawn over. The 2019 National Dog ShowGetty Images So if you prefer pooches to...
    Thanksgiving for many Americans is an opportunity to reflect on all that one has to be grateful for, and while that task is more challenging during a pandemic, it’s still one that offers perspective. But some people are against the holiday as most Americans know it for what they argue is a white-washed context that is steeped in cultural appropriation and erases the violence of its history. WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 22: Slices of pie are ready to be served during The Salvation Army and Safeway’s 18th annual “Feast of Sharing,” at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center November 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of volunteers served Thanksgiving dinner for more than 5,000 district residents and event partners provided free haircuts, manicures, clothing and hosted a resource expo. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The holiday is taught in schools as one that commemorates the feast between pilgrims and Native Americans, who shared the meal in 1621 to celebrate the end of a drought. President George Washington delivered a Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789, when he stated its purpose of “acknowledging...
    So many annual traditions have been scuttled this year in the face of the pandemic. But one great New York holiday event is going forward — albeit with major changes. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is taking place on the streets of Manhattan Thursday morning, as scheduled. But it is a television-only production. Spectators are not being permitted on the modified route. Of course, because it’s 2020, the forecast is calling for rain throughout the event. But hey, at approximately 11:55 a.m. ET, Santa Claus will make his way down 34th street to say hello to us all before begins his work in earnest. (Dr. Anthony Fauci told USA Today that Santa is, fortunately, immune from Covid-19.) And in this crazy year, that wonderful bit of holiday normalcy is all we can ask for. The parade began at 9:00 a.m. ET, and will run until noon. Watch above, via Verizon. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    THERE'S a twist to today's Macy's Thanksgiving parade - which kicks off the holiday season from 34th Street. The 94th edition of the iconic event has teen “reinvented” to keep spectators in New York City safely at home and families nationwide glued to their TVs, say organisers. 6The Macy’s parade has been a traditional holiday season kick-off for more than 90 yearsCredit: AP:Associated Press What time is Macy's Thanksgiving parade today? The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade can be watched from the comfort of your own home from 9am today, November 26. The event has been a traditional holiday season kick-off for more than 90 years. Spectators often line up a half-dozen deep along the route to cheer about 8,000 marchers, two dozen floats, entertainers and marching bands. But, with the coronavirus rampaging through the US, organisers have erred on the side of caution so the only way to view the celebration is on television. The traditional 2.5-mile Parade route will not be used this year. The parade’s elements will focus solely around the Herald Square area of Midtown Manhattan. All...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland State Police began uniformed patrols around the state to enforce COVID-related orders. Those patrols will continue through the December holidays as state officials fear the growing spread of the virus. “The intent of this particular initiative is to really go after the major offenders, the crowds of people who may come into the bars and restaurants that have historically happened the night before Thanksgiving,” said Sgt. Travis Nelson of the MSP. “We want to have that visual presence of uniformed troopers working with local authorities out on the street.” Maryland State Police talked to me about the visible police presence around the state ahead of #Thanksgiving to prevent the spread of #COVID19 and make sure everyone is following the rules. Sgt. Travis Nelson said, “It is not about heavy-handed enforcement.” @wjz pic.twitter.com/c8RzOZifJn — Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) November 26, 2020   He said they would assist local law enforcement where necessary and troopers will be in areas with high concentrations of bars. “We want to make sure we do as much as we can to get the...
    As many as 76,000 Southern California Edison customers could spend Thanksgiving without power due to elevated wildfire risk, the utility company said Wednesday. Communities from Hemet to Ventura may lose power as part of Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoff program, intended to keep electrical systems from becoming a source of wildfire ignition, as forecasts call for gusty Santa Ana winds and dry conditions across the Southland. The National Weather Service said the powerful wind event is expected to begin Thursday and last through Friday evening. Winds of up to 65 mph could pummel parts of the San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Clarita Valley, San Gabriel Mountains and Malibu, according to meteorologist Ryan Kittell of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Santa Ana wind for later this week - Thanksgiving Day through late Friday evening. Strong NE wind gusts across much of LA/VTA Counties and low humidity. This is a cold #SantaAna so highs will be in the 60s to low 70s. #CAwx #SOCal #LAwind pic.twitter.com/BayKEsElFJ— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) November 24, 2020 “We are expecting the peak...
    By SOPHIA EPPOLITO, Associated Press/Report for America SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thanksgiving could become a major super spreader event for COVID-19 transmission if people don't follow public health guidelines, physicians in Utah warned on Wednesday. An increased number of hospitalizations across the state has prompted doctors and public health officials to advise against attending Thanksgiving gatherings with people outside their immediate households. If people do not follow the guidance, COVID-19 hospitalizations will continue to increase and further overwhelm the state's already strained healthcare system, said Dr. Eddie Stenehjem, an infectious diseases specialist at the Intermountain Healthcare hospital network, based in Salt Lake City. "We feel that the consequences of doing this and not being safe is going to be absolutely dire on our healthcare networks," Stenehjem told reporters. “We plead with you to please stay within your families and stay within your homes tomorrow as we celebrate Thanksgiving.” Stenehjem's request for people to stay home for Thanksgiving came just days after Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said he would not extend his previous two-week order requiring people to limit social...
    The show must go on.  This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will take place but not as we know it. The characteristic crowds of people who line the streets to catch a glimpse of the parade will be missing because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said in a statement on Wednesday.  Spectators of the annual event will have to view the parade on television.  NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host Thursday’s event, which is scheduled for broadcast from 9 a.m. until noon in all time zones across the United States.  Macy’s also plans to restrict the parade to its storefront on 34th Street in New York City, cutting out its signature 4-kilometer route. Also, this year, high school and college marching bands will be absent.  In partnership with the city, Macy’s promised to deliver a safe 94th Thanksgiving Day Parade. This included figuring out which roads to block to prevent people from entering the parade area.  Program lineups involving musical performances, balloons, floats and an appearance by Santa Claus will not change.  This year, late night...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On the eve of Thanksgiving Day, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady again urged Chicagoans to cancel traditional holiday plans to limit the spread of COVID-19 during the holiday weekend. “Let me put this as bluntly as I can: we are extremely concerned about Thanksgiving weekend becoming a super-spreader event,” Lightfoot said Wednesday morning. “Despite the ongoing warnings from responsible leaders across the country, about 50 million Americans are still expected to travel this weekend. That is why we need to double down on our precautions in order to prevent a continued rise in cases, hospitalizations, and unfortunately deaths.” Lightfoot said people should keep Thanksgiving plans limited to the people in their immediate household, and spend time with other friends and family remotely. “I know this is going to be hard. It’s hard for all of us. It’s hard for me. I expected to be celebrating with my 92-year-old mother and other family members, but that’s not going to happen this year,” she said. The mayor said, while the city’s...
    Travelers wearing protective masks wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2020.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images With Covid-19 deaths rising rapidly and daily new cases and hospitalizations both reaching all-time highs, epidemiologists and public health officials are warning that Thanksgiving will exacerbate an already severe nationwide outbreak. By all indications, Americans are traveling to see family for the holiday, despite pleas from public health officials not to do so. About 1 million Americans boarded planes this past weekend, the biggest crowds seen by the industry since the spring. Videos and images of the packed travel hubs came days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday urged Americans not to travel for the holiday. Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC's Covid-19 incident manager, said the agency is "alarmed" by the "exponential increase in cases and hospitalizations and deaths" caused by Covid-19. He said packed "transportation hubs" could drive more spread, along with family gatherings for the holiday.'Accelerator event'Dr. Bill Schaffner, an epidemiologist...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Timothy Cardinal Dolan handed out free turkeys Tuesday morning to help families in need have a happy Thanksgiving. People lined up in the courtyard of the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center in Harlem for the giveaway. Cardinal Dolan and workers from Catholic Charities of New York loaded the food into carts and bags. Residents also received plenty of fixings, including yams, stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce with the turkeys. More: Food Banks In Growing Need Of Donations As New Families Experience Food Insecurity During Pandemic “Here’s the great thing, the payback about Thanksgiving: When we realize that God has been so lavish in his gifts to us, guess what? We want to share them with other people,” Dolan said. “It’s been kind of up and down, but we’re making it work one day at a time with the outside community helping and everything,” said Harlem resident Barbara Smith Graves. In all, about 20,000 pounds of food was given away. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Cash Rules: New York City Businesses To Face $1,000...
    Organizers of New York City’s annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade who planned a scaled-back version of this year’s event due to the pandemic are limiting participation even further due to the sharp spike in COVID-19 case numbers across the Tri-State area. In a normal year, it takes between 8,000 and 10,000 people - from marching bands to float handlers to dancers - to stage the parade, which runs from West 77th Street and Central Park West to 34th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. But this year there will only be around 960 performers and staffers who will stage the parade. Earlier this month, organizers initially planned for 1,500 performers, but the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases prompted them to reconsider.  In normal times, an estimated hundreds of thousands of spectators would line the streets to catch a glimpse of the floats and balloons while many more would watch from the windows of the various hotels and apartment buildings along the way. Balloon handlers fight strong winds to prevent the large helium inflation of SpongeBob SquarePants from being carried away...
    Washington — President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday Tuesday with the traditional pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey. The event marks Mr. Trump's first time in public since the General Services Administration told President-elect Joe Biden they're ready to start the formal transition process. Mr. Trump is set to exercise his pardon power during the event in the Rose Garden. He will designate one of two turkeys, named Corn and Cob, as the official Thanksgiving turkey, and the other will serve as an alternate.How to watch Trump pardon the Thanksgiving turkey today What: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump present the National Thanksgiving Turkey When: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Time: 2 p.m. ET Location: The White House Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above or on your mobile or streaming device Both birds, who made the trek from Iowa to Washington, D.C. for Tuesday's event, are expected to live out the rest of their days at Iowa State University. Corn and Cob were raised by Ron Kardel,...
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