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    LEEDS UNITED owner Andrea Radrizzani has vowed to continue trying to sign PSV’s Cody Gakpo - despite embarrassingly getting the star’s name wrong. The Elland Road side have been pushing to bring the winger, who has also interested Manchester United, to the club before tonight’s transfer deadline. 2Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani scored a TWitter own goal earlierCredit: Getty 2The Elland Road chief vowed to continue trying to sign Cody GakpoCredit: Rex We reported earlier how Gakpo had allegedly refused to get on a plane to Leeds after an offer had been accepted by the Dutch club. A private jet was waiting to take him to Leeds Bradford Airport but he has chosen not to board the plane and stay at PSV instead. However, that has not deterred Radrizzani as he declared they were still trying to get a deal over the line after almost tying-up a swoop for Wolves’ Senegal forward Bamba Dieng. Although, he will not have done his club’s chances of securing the 23-year-old Dutch ace’s signature by spelling his name wrong. READ MORE FOOTBALLTransfer news Aubameyang...
    Fewer than a third of the US' white collar workforce show up to the office on Fridays, a new study has revealed as firms dream up lavish perks to try and lure them back. The statistics, tabulated by New York property management company Kastle Systems, illustrates the persisting popularity of the hybrid work model well into the pandemic, particularly towards the end of the workweek. Just 30 per cent of staff are showing up on Fridays, according to swipe card data. Tuesday and Wednesday are the busiest days of the week for offices, with half of workers showing up on both days. On Monday, just 41 per cent will show up, while Thursdays see 46 per cent of workers come into the office - even though the COVID pandemic began close to two-and-a-half years ago. The phenomenon has left employers at a loss as to how to fill seats as turnout dwindles - with many high-profile companies now enlisting services such as food trucks and wine carts to incentivize staffers to stop working from home. Online Optimism, a marketing firm with offices...
    (CNN)Just days after the Supreme Court sent shock waves through the nation with its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the ripple effects are continuing to hit communities big and small as protesters march, politicians maneuver and activists mull legal options as the federal constitutional right to an abortion has ended.A fourth day of demonstrations is planned Monday in several locations across the US following a weekend of packed protests decrying the loss of a nearly 50-year-old legal protection, while some gatherings celebrated the ruling.At least 10 states have effectively banned abortion since Friday's ruling, and in all, 26 states have laws indicating they could outlaw or set extreme limits on abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization which supports abortion rights.Demonstrations against the ruling have been largely peaceful, but a few arrests have been reported. Photos: Americans react after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. WadeAmanda Conticello participates in the "We Dissent" protest on Sunday, June 26, in Stuart, Florida. Hide Caption 1 of 30 Photos: Americans react after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. WadeAnti-abortion protesters gather outside...
    Black immigrant domestic workers who were already vulnerable in their workplace settings have continued to struggle more than two years since the onset of the pandemic, new survey findings show. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) Black Worker Initiative and the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) said that 37% of respondents from a survey of 1,000 domestic workers revealed the’ve had difficulty finding work. “During the pandemic, Black immigrant domestic workers have provided essential services and made vital contributions to the care economy, risking their lives,” said Marc Bayard, study coauthor and director of the Black Worker Initiative at the Institute for Policy Studies. “Two years later, instead of getting vital protections and pay and benefits that reflect those risks on the job, they’re still getting the short end of the stick.” RELATED STORY: More than year into pandemic, domestic workers continue to face joblessness, housing insecurity Campaign Action The full survey, The Other Side of the Storm, revealed “that the pandemic exposed already vulnerable workers to new dangers while perpetuating the mistreatment and lack of standards experienced by domestic workers before the...
    After seven days of Twitter drama, the Washington Post fired reporter Felicia Sonmez on Thursday. Last Friday, Sonmez publicly put her colleague Dave Weigel on blast for having retweeted a distasteful joke that said, “Every girl is bi. You just have to figure out if it’s polar or sexual.” Sonmez flagged the retweet in a tweet of her own that read, “Fantastic to work at a news outlet where retweets like this are allowed!” Weigel un-shared the tweet and apologized within 90 minutes. On Monday, the Post suspended him for a month without pay. Even after the apology and suspension, Sonmez kept tweeting negatively about the Post and colleagues of hers who questioned her approach of publicly airing her grievances. On Thursday, the Post fired Sonmez via email. In the email, obtained by the New York Times, Post Human Resources Officer Wayne Connell explained that Sonmez was being terminated “for misconduct that includes insubordination, maligning your co-workers online and violating The Post’s standards on workplace collegiality and inclusivity.” Here’s the full email. This is to inform you that The Post...
    Wynonna Judd on Sunday took to Instagram to give fans an update on how she's coping a month after the tragic suicide death of her mother Naomi Judd at 76. 'Checking in,' the Ashland, Kentucky native, 57, said in the caption of the social media post. 'There is so much happening in the world right now. Before I sat down to write this, I thought, "No…I just don't know what to say." Then, I heard the words from my life coach asking me, "What do you know?" And I began to cry.' The No One Else on Earth artist continued, 'WHAT DO I KNOW?? I DO know, that the pain of losing Mom on 4/30 to suicide is so great, that I often feel like I'm not ever going to be able to fully accept and surrender to the truth that she left the way she did. This cannot be how The Judds story ends.' The latest: Wynonna Judd, 57, on Sunday took to Instagram to give fans an update on how she's coping a month after the tragic suicide death...
    The Great Resignation is set to continue, according to a new global survey by PwC, with one in five saying they are likely to switch jobs in the next 12 months. PwC launched its "Global Workforce Hopes and Fears Survey 2022" at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, which surveyed more than 52,000 workers in 44 countries. The consulting firm said in a press release that higher pay, more job fulfillment and wanting to be "truly themselves" at work are the factors pushing workers to change jobs. Some 35% of respondents are planning to ask their employers for more money in the next 12 months. "The findings are very clear ... you see a significant number of employees concerned about their future employment and their job security," Bob Moritz, global chairman of PwC, said at the forum. However, "the power is now, we would argue — in the hands of individuals that are employed."A polarized workforceThe pressure for more compensation is highest in the tech sector, where 44% of respondents who work in the industry said they plan...
    Tysons-based Capital One — which has almost 10,000 employees at its headquarters and elsewhere in the D.C. area — has once again set a return-to-the-office date, but remains committed to a fully hybrid schedule for its employees. Capital One will now fully reopen all of its U.S. office locations to all employees on Sept. 6, although it said the company will continue monitoring any new developments with COVID-19. Health checks will continue to be required for employees without proof of vaccination. According to a memo to employees from Capital One’s chief executive, Richard Fairbank, all U.S. offices will have a hybrid approach that includes Mondays and Fridays as enterprise-wide virtual work days, and fully open offices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In-office attendance will not be mandatory on specific days or over specific periods, but employees are encouraged to spend meaningful time in the office. It will continue to support fully remote options with senior executive approval. More Business News  More Local News “We are calling this our initial hybrid approach for a reason. We are an adaptive...
    (CBS4) – It’s Nursing Week, a time to celebrate the unsung heroes who work to protect our community every day. The past two years have exemplified their resilience and their dedication. (credit: CBS) “We get into this because we have a passion to care for people,” explained Briana Simpkins, a Registered Nurse at Denver Health. Briana and her mother, both work as nurses at Denver Health. It’s a nursing position where Briana says it’s easy to make an impact on others, every day. “Whether its holding someone’s hand, or getting ahold of a long-lost family member, or getting them a new pair of shoes to wear out of the hospital room,” Briana explained. “Every day is a chance to help somebody. Here it’s so easy to do and it’s the best part of my job.” (credit: CBS) It’s a job that got much tougher the past two years as COVID-19 hit our city bringing a lot of unknowns. “We had to take care of the sick, we had to take care of the not-so-sick,” Briana said. “We had to take...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Hundreds of workers from different unions around the Bay Area marched to San Francisco City Hall for the annual May Day rally, also celebrated as International Workers Day in some countries. “It’s important to highlight that workers are at the core of everything we do in our society,” said Geri Almanza, with the United Educators of San Francisco. “We know that unions are a way for us to have those basic rights and to have a basic livable wage.” The marchers worked their way along Market Street Sunday morning to a rally in Civic Center Plaza. Speakers addressed ongoing labor disputes across a range of industries in the Bay Area. They also mentioned some companies by name where employees recently worked to create new unions. “We will continue winning at Starbucks. We will continue winning at Amazon, at Chevron, until all work forces in the United States that want to union are unionized,” one speaker said. For those union members participating in the event, it is a welcome sign to see more people embrace...
    Republican Jennifer Carnahan is hoping to follow an all-too-familiar path to Congress, but with a twist. Electing the widow of a recently deceased congressman to the House of Representatives is an American tradition. Cue Carnahan’s run for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, which opened unexpectedly in February when her husband, Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn, died after a bout with cancer. But unlike many in Carnahan’s position who have run for office in the ensuing special election, the 45-year-old congressional candidate has enjoyed a political career and profile all her own. Carnahan is the former chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party, a position she held for more than four years before being pushed out under controversial circumstances last summer. In that role, Carnahan was a ubiquitous presence on television and radio promoting and defending the party, conservative policies, and former President Donald Trump. And she was a mainstay on the fundraising circuit on behalf of the Minnesota Republican Party. In other words, Carnahan’s candidacy in the special primary in the rural, southern district is not her first foray into politics, and she,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Demolition crews are expected back Thursday at a historic Chicago church destroyed by a fire last week.The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Englewood was consumed by flames on Good Friday. The Department of Buildings said Wednesday that the remaining structure is not sound and poses a threat to surrounding buildings.Even as the crews worked to tear it down, it appeared the fire was not done yet. Sparks have reignited several times this week, stalling the necessary teardown.Many were hoping to save the large mural of Jesus ascending to heaven painted on an interior wall, but inspectors determined "it would pose a significant safety risk to workers and could cause other segments of the structurally comprised building to collapse. Unfortunately, we are not able to save the mural."SEE ALSO: Mural inside Englewood church remains untouched by days-long fire as flare-ups continueEMBED More News Videos Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Englewood is being taken apart brick by brick after a fire; unfortunately a mural that had been spared from the fire cannot be saved. It's a delicate operation, taking...
    Washington (CNN)A federal judge in California has denied the Trump administration's request to continue work on border wall projects in New Mexico and Arizona using Defense Department funds while an appeal is pending."The Court does not find that Defendants are likely to prevail on the merits of their appeal," US District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam wrote. Last week, Gilliam blocked the use of Pentagon funds for parts of the border wall. The administration is appealing that ruling to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals but asked Gilliam to allow work to continue during the appeal process. Federal judge blocks Trump from using Defense funds for parts of border wall"Unless stayed, the court's injunction will irreparably harm the Government (and the public) by prohibiting the Government from taking critical steps to stop the flow of illegal drugs from entering the country through the southern border," DOJ attorneys wrote in the motion. They argued the Defense Department would be harmed as a result of suspending work because of the costs incurred, which could amount to around $6 million a month....
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – Free COVID testing and vaccines have been a lifeline through the pandemic, but federal dollars that funded much of those programs for the uninsured is running out, though some local programs plan to carry on. Juan Sanchez road his bike to get a free COVID test from Latino Health Access in Santa Ana so that he can continue working at a new job. (CBSLA) READ MORE: New Regulations Aim To Reduce Cost Of Fire InsuranceFor Elisa Ponce, a front-line worker who can’t afford to pay for COVID tests, getting them for free is a must. “I wouldn’t be able to get tested and I wouldn’t be able to go back to work,” she said. Tuesday is the last day that most health care clinics are offering testing at no charge as federal funding for the program ends. However, at Latino Health Access in Santa, the free tests will continue for thousands of uninsured, low-income people who have benefitted from the service since the pandemic started. “So, we definitely need to give them access to...
    For teams like the Orlando Magic, this is around the time of the season when questions from outside the organization about what’s left to play for start to get pondered. The Magic (19-53) are one of four teams who’ve officially been eliminated from playoff contention entering Tuesday’s home matchup against the Golden State Warriors. With 10 games remaining, losses seemingly benefit Orlando more than wins — at least when it comes to the Magic’s draft-lottery odds. But Orlando’s 90-85 Sunday win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and Wendell Carter Jr.’s performance (career-high 30 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists) served as a reminder that the Magic can’t ease up even though they know their season will end against the Miami Heat on April 10 in Orlando. “It’s important to keep playing for each other,” R.J. Hampton said after Monday’s practice. “We’re a family here. No matter if we’re in playoff contention or out of it, we’re still going to play hard every single night.” Carter’s performance since the start of 2022, and especially since the All-Star break, showed there are...
    (CNN)David Beckham has handed over control of his Instagram account to a doctor in Ukraine, in a bid to highlight the "amazing work" of medical professionals caring for patients amid the Russian invasion of the country. Throughout Sunday, the former England football captain, who has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2005, enabled Dr. Iryna -- head of a perinatal center in Kharkiv -- to show his 71.6 million followers the conditions under which she and her colleagues are working. During the takeover, organized by UN children's agency UNICEF, Iryna, who is identified only by her first name, posted clips and images from the facility in Ukraine's second-largest city on Beckham's Instagram Stories and revealed how the war had affected her role and the work of her team. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher raise $30 million in donations for Ukrainian refugeesIryna said she now works "24/7," adding that while her team were "probably risking (their) lives" working during the conflict, "we love our work." Writing on Instagram Stories, she said: "On the first day of the war, all pregnant...
    If the outside perspective now is that Tyler Herro should continue to play nice but also share, the Miami Heat sixth man said the return of second-team backcourt partner Victor Oladipo in one aspect feels like old times. “I’ve played with other good players before, coming off the bench,” Herro said, with the Heat hosting the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night at FTX Arena. “I came off the bench last year with Goran [Dragic], really my first two years. “So we’ll find a way to work it out. I know how good of a player Vic is and what he can do with the ball in his hands. So I’m willing to do whatever.” The difference between Herro-Dragic and Herro-Oladipo is that Herro is operating at a far higher level than his previous two seasons. Also, Oladipo is attempting to reestablish himself, compared to Dragic having played more as contributing veteran mentor. “I think it’s more of an in-game situation where we can feel it out with each other,” Herro said, with Oladipo returning in Monday night’s victory over the...
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.,” Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said that “we have to transition into clean energy” at some point and that we’re in the process of making the transition. Walsh also stated that making the transition “can be painful in some sectors and some fields,” and isn’t going to happen instantaneously. Walsh stated, [relevant remarks begin around 2:15] “Well, certainly, we have to continue to work on our energy plan, is what we have to do, and we have to continue to work on clean energy, we need to work on platforms for clean energy. The president, certainly — it’s not going to happen overnight. But in the infrastructure bill, we put in there about creating opportunities for electric charging stations. We’re working to increase our productivity in charging in electric vehicles moving in this country, we’re moving in that direction. Yeah, it’s not going to happen tomorrow, but we are definitely heading in that direction. And at some point, we have to transition, and that’s what we’re in the process of doing right...
    Mario Tama/Getty Images CNN will stop broadcasting in Russia amid the invasion of Ukraine, according to a tweet from CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy. Darcy tweeted that a CNN spokesperson has said that the cable network “will stop broadcasting in Russia while we continue to evaluate the situation and our next steps moving forward.” New: A CNN spokesperson says that the network “will stop broadcasting in Russia while we continue to evaluate the situation and our next steps moving forward.” — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 4, 2022 Earlier Friday, the BBC announced that it would “temporarily suspend” the work of all of its news journalists in Russia, in response to new legislation that “appears to criminalise the process of independent journalism.” Tim Davie, the BBC’s director-general, told The Guardian that Russia’s new law “leaves us no other option than to temporarily suspend the work of all BBC News journalists and their support staff within the Russian Federation while we assess the full implications of this unwelcome development.” According to Davie, the BBC News service in Russian “will continue to...
    The service sector appears to have slowed further in February, indicating that the slowdown from the omicron wave of the pandemic has persisted even as the number new cases declined. The Institute for Supply Management said on Thursday its index of activity in the services side of the economy fell to 56.5 percent last month, the lowest reading since February 2021, from 59.9 percent in January. Economists had been expecting a rebound to 61 after declines in December and January. Those earlier declines were seen as driven by the omicron variant and many analysts thought they would be reversed in February. Most of the survey was conducted before the Russian attack on Ukraine. Readings over 50 indicate growth, while readings under 50 can suggest a contraction. The gauge of new orders received by services businesses dropped to a reading of 56.1 percent, also the lowest in 12 months, from 61.7 percent in January. The measure of employment, which has been a source of strength since June, declined to 48.5 percent, the lowest since 2020 and an indication that employment fell...
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams' decision to drop vaccine mandates has been welcomed by retaurant and bar owners - but the move is 'long overdue' and 'too late' for many of them which could still be forced to shut their doors due to a lack of customers.    Restaurant owners like Robert Mahon, who runs Toro Loco, Amor Loco and Broadstone in Manhattan, told DailyMail.com that lifting the mandate was long overdue.  'It's too late for many of us. The New York Local government has destroyed thousands of businesses so far and unfortunately, many restaurants in non-residential areas are still suffering,' he said.  'There will be more bars and restaurants closing over the next few months regardless of the vaccine mandate being lifted. Until offices return to full capacity, the outlook for many is bleak.' Over the past two weeks, Adams has been stressing the need to get employees back into offices after a study showed that just 28 percent are going into work every day. He said the move was crucial  to the city's culture and economy as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations...
    The Stars and Stripes were raised and then lowered to half-staff in honor of a tow truck-driving first responder from Bergen County who was taken off life support this weekend after being gravely injured while responding to a call. Robert Thornton, 31, of Ridgefield Park, was officially pronounced dead at Hackensack University Medical Center at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, loved ones said. A memorial service was being planned for Thornton, who, even in death "will now save many lives," Moonachie First Aid & Rescue Squad Lt. Chris Yuhasz said. Thornton's organs were harvested following a solemn ceremony Sunday that drew a large crowd of first responders, work colleagues and others. A hospital priest and Joseph S. Roth, president and CEO of NJ Sharing Network spoke. Following the tribute, Nick's Towing Service called Thornton "a quiet young man who easily and quickly became part of the fabric of the NTS crew. He was laid back, friendly, and a genuinely nice human being. He enjoyed his work and did it well. "Rob was someone who clearly believed in service to...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Sean Penn is in Ukraine to continue work on a documentary about the ongoing Russian assault. The Office of the President wrote in a Facebook post Thursday that Penn attended press briefings, met with Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk and spoke to journalists and military personnel about the Russian invasion. “Sean Penn demonstrates the courage that many others, especially western politicians lack,” the president’s office wrote on Facebook. “The director specially came to Kiev to record all the events that are currently happening in Ukraine and to tell the world the truth about Russia’s invasion of our country.” He was also there in late November to work on the project, which is being produced by VICE Studios. Photographs at the time showed him visiting the frontlines of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near the Donetsk region. The Oscar-winner has been involved in numerous international humanitarian and anti-war efforts over the years and founded the non-profit disaster relief organization CORE in response to the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti, chronicled in the documentary “Citizen Penn.” A...
    I moved to Minnesota knowing the state had a long record of police killings of Black men. Daunte Wright. George Floyd. Philando Castile. And so many more. Therefore, Amir Locke’s killing should not have come as a surprise. Yet it did. I know that excessive force and racial bias are embedded throughout the justice system. After all, 56 Black men and 37 Native, Hispanic, and Asian Americans have died at the hands of Minnesotan police officers since 2000 — and this does not include the 119 white men and women. My surprise is due to the ineptitude to learn and change as a result of the previous deaths, and the inability to respond to desperate and pragmatic pleas for practices and procedures that prevent loss of life. Even though we have long known about the dangers of no-knock warrants, a SWAT team officer shot and killed a young man trying to catch a bit of sleep in the early morning hours just nine seconds after encountering him. It is a volatile time in my new home state. It mirrors the...
    Prince Harry has said that his late mother’s work fighting HIV is “unfinished” business that he feels “obligated to try and continue.” Harry made the comments to launch a weeklong national testing drive in the U.K., in a video chat with Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas, the first professional British rugby player to publicly come out as gay and who revealed his own HIV-positive diagnosis in 2019. Harry said he was passionate about advocating for HIV testing because it helped break down stigma about the disease. Harry said: “Once you get to meet people and you see the suffering around the world, I certainly can’t turn my back on that. “Then add in the fact that my mom’s work was unfinished, I feel obligated to try and continue that as much as possible.” Speaking of Princess Diana’s taboo-defying reachout to people with HIV and AIDS, he said “I could never fill her shoes, especially in this particular space, but because of what she did and what she stood for and how vocal she was about this issue, but it’s a...
    PRINCE Harry has vowed continue the work of his late mother Princess Diana’s work on HIV. Speaking to his friend Gareth Thomas, the ex-Wales rugby captain, the Duke of Sussex said there was "unfinished work" on disease, as he also urged Brits to get HIV tests. 3Prince Harry has urged people to get HIV tests The late princess changed the global perception of HIV and Aids, raising awareness of the condition and supporting hospices. In the late 1980s, when many still believed the disease could be contracted through casual contact, she sat by the sick bed of a man with Aids and held his hand. Asked what made him so passionate about advocating over HIV, Harry said: "Once you get to meet people and you see the suffering around the world, I certainly can't turn my back on that. "Then add in the fact that my mum's work was unfinished, I feel obligated to try and continue that as much as possible. Harry also urged people follow his example and get an HIV test. Most read in LifestyleHAIR TO THE...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have hit out at Spotify for hosting content with 'Covid misinformation'. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they have reached out to the music streaming service to 'express our concerns'. But the couple have not split with the firm, instead saying they were 'committed to continuing our work together' as it addressed their issues. It comes after their £18million pet project appeared to have suffered a blow, with Spotify reportedly taking production into its own hands. After the deal resulted in only one show being streamed, it is advertising for in-house staff to cover 'every step' of the process. Meanwhile Spotify faces an exodus of talent as Brené Brown and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl were rumored to be following Neil Young and Joni Mitchell off the platform. Mitchell joined Young in removing her music from the site in protest against their promotion of Joe Rogan's vaccine-sceptic views.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (pictured at Citizen Live in Central Park in September) have hit out at Spotify for hosting content with 'Covid misinformation' It comes as...
    THOMAS PARTEY has apologised to Arsenal fans for getting sent off in just 15 minutes against Liverpool. The Ghana midfielder came off the bench in the 74th minute of the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg. 2Thomas Partey was sent off in Arsenal's defeat by Liverpool on Thursday nightCredit: AFP 2 But he picked up two bookings in just three minutes and was given his marching orders in the dying moments of the 2-0 defeat. Partey woke up in Cameroon on Thursday and dashed to London to play in the second leg. But his whirlwind day ended with being shown a red card and Arsenal having been dumped out of the Carabao Cup. Partey wrote on Instagram: "Am responsible for anything that happened and will take all the critiques, I should be more intelligent not to get in a challenge already booked but this is my personality I like to fight for every ball. "I love this club and I love my country even though things sometimes don't happen how I wanted, I would continue to work harder and make...
    By: Erika Stanish and Shelley Bortz/KDKA-TV News PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some people are still shoveling their way out after getting nearly a foot of snow in Butler County. READ MORE: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Still Climbing In PennsylvaniaResidents in Cranberry Township were outside Tuesday afternoon shoveling their sidewalks and driveways, after they said they got about 10 to 11 inches of snow Sunday into Monday. The director of the Cranberry Township Public Works Department said the department had 20 crews out from the moment the storm began to clear the roads, and now crews are working on cleaning any remaining snow or slush. “We have broken up each of the routes, so the drivers have some primary roads and some neighborhood roads,” said Kelly Maurer, director of Cranberry Township public works. Maurer said routes are broken up into 16 routes covering 135 miles. She said crews focus on primary roads first before heading into individual neighborhoods. “Those cul de sacs really pose a challenge for communities. We’re getting in there now and cleaning that up and making...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Philadelphia International Airport said Tuesday it will continue to work with major air carriers and industry partners on 5G preparations. According to airport officials, PHL was one of 50 airports in the country with a 5G buffer zone, meaning the 5G signal strength was going to be reduced for six months starting Wednesday. The effects of 5G would continue to be tested during that time. READ MORE: Possible 3rd Death Connected To Hepatitis A Outbreak At Montgomery County Restaurant Being InvestigatedThis comes as AT&T and Verizon say they will delay launching new wireless service near key airports after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions. The decision from the telecommunication companies arrived Tuesday as the Biden administration tried to broker a settlement between the telecom companies and the airlines over a rollout of new 5G service, scheduled for Wednesday. Airlines want the new service to be banned within two miles of airport runways. AT&T said it would delay turning on new cell towers around runways at some...
    In this article V AMZN An Amazon warehouse in Warrington, England.Nathan Stirk | Getty ImagesLONDON — Amazon has scrapped plans to stop accepting Visa credit cards in the U.K. The e-commerce giant was expected to prevent Brits using a Visa-issued credit card from Jan. 19. But in a statement Monday, the firm said the change "will no longer take place." "We are working closely with Visa on a potential solution that will enable customers to continue using their Visa credit cards on Amazon.co.uk," an Amazon spokesperson told CNBC by email. Amazon initially made the shock announcement in November, citing "high fees Visa charges for processing credit card transactions." Visa at the time said it was "very disappointed" in the move and would work toward a resolution with Amazon. The two companies have locked horns in the past, with Amazon announcing plans to introduce a 0.5% surcharge on Visa credit cards in Australia and Singapore last year. It's not yet clear why Amazon made the U-turn on its plan to ditch Visa credit cards in the U.K., nor whether the decision is final or temporary....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a tweet Tuesday that she is the latest public official to test positive for COVID-19.Her diagnosis came less than 24 hours after she helped seal a deal to send Chicago Public Schools students back to the classroom."Earlier today, I tested positive for COVID-19," the mayor tweeted Tuesday afternoon. "I am experiencing cold-like symptoms but otherwise feel fine which I credit to being vaccinated and boosted. I will continue to work from home while following the CDC guidelines for isolation." Earlier today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing cold-like symptoms but otherwise feel fine which I credit to being vaccinated and boosted. I will continue to work from home while following the CDC guidelines for isolation.— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) January 11, 2022Her case is part of the surge that has been taking place across the area, and she will not be working at City Hall for at least the next few days while she recovers.The mayor's last public appearance was at a press conference Monday night announcing the end...
    (CNN)Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is delaying its return to US offices until March 28 and will require proof of Covid-19 booster shots for workers in those offices. The company already requires that in-office workers be vaccinated. Janelle Gale, VP of Meta's human resources department, told CNN Business in a statement that the move is intended to give employees "more time to choose what works best for them.""We're focused on making sure our employees continue to have choices about where they work given the current COVID-19 landscape," Gale said. "We understand that the continued uncertainty makes this a difficult time to make decisions about where to work."Meta employees must now decide by March 14 how they would like to continue working — whether in the office, full-time remote, or temporarily from home for another 3-5 months. With the decision, Meta becomes one of the first major US corporations to require proof of a booster shot from its in-office employees, not just vaccination, amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.Read MoreIt joins a growing list of state governments, colleges...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tested negative for COVID-19 again after her husband contracted the virus, but she will follow a remote work schedule. Whitmer had a negative rapid test after her husband, Marc Mallory, developed symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. READ MORE: Bridge Work To Close Portion Of Westbound I-94 In Detroit This WeekendShe also took a PCR test and the results from that test also came back negative according to spokesperson Bobby Leddy. READ MORE: GM Reveals New Electric Truck, Faces Skeptical BuyersLeddy said that Whitmer will continue to isolate and work remotely. She is at her house, in a different area from where her husband is isolating. She will continue to test for coronavirus twice a week. MORE NEWS: Michigan Woman Sentenced After US-10 Crash Killed Mother, Pedestrian© 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    Getty Cowboys QB Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is tired of hearing that he is in a slump. Prescott had one of his best performances of the season in Dallas’ Week 16 thrashing of Washington, throwing for 330 yards and four touchdowns while completing more than 71% of his passes. Prescott offered strong words when asked if his play against Washington meant his “slump” was over. “You tell me, I never said we’re in a slump, those were your words,” Prescott remarked with a smile during his December 27 postgame press conference. “So, I think it’d be hard for you to say that now, but yeah tonight was great. Great performance by the offense. Great performance by the team, scoring on all three phases. Scoring by all the different ways that we did on offense. Yeah, a great team win, great team effort.” Prescott even made history with the different players he connected with for a touchdown against Washington. “How great is @ESPNStatsInfo? Dak Prescott is the first quarterback in NFL history to throw a...
    In this article ZMVIDEO3:1403:14Zoom says it's seeing significant 'post-pandemic' interest from customersStreet Signs AsiaZoom will continue to be relevant after the pandemic even when people return to the office, according to an executive from the video communications company.  More organizations are moving toward a hybrid work model in which employees work both in the office and from home each week. "I think there are three big shifts that are happening post-pandemic that businesses are investing in and that's spurring our growth and relevance," Ricky Kapur, head of Asia Pacific at Zoom, told CNBC's "Street Signs Asia" on Friday. First, companies are thinking about creating inclusive, collaborative and hybrid work environments for staff, he said. "Employees are demanding flexible work arrangements and the ability to work frictionless, irrespective of where they are," Kapur added. Second, companies are reimagining customer engagement experience, with consumers demanding more convenience. "Whether it's a retail experience, the ability to live feed into the store and speak with a live person — see a product, have a real conversation, and then make a purchase decision. Consumers are expecting...
    Morgan Stanley's CEO admitted he 'was wrong' when ordered his staff to return to its New York City office in July after the Omicron variant forced workers back home.  'I was wrong on this,' James Gorman, 63, admitted. 'I thought we would have been out of [the pandemic] past Labor Day and we’re not,' added Gorman who ordered his staff to return to the office by Labor Day or a face a pay cut.   'Everybody’s still finding their way,' he said.  The CEO previously said that his workers would need to return to the office by Labor Day to keep their 'New York City salary' because if they were allowed to eat in restaurants throughout the Big Apple, they could 'come into the office.'   'If you can go into a restaurant in New York City, you can come into the office. We want you in the office,' Gorman said in July. 'If you want to get paid New York rates, you work in New York. None of this "I’m in Colorado and work in New York and am getting paid like...
    NICK Cannon plans to continue filming his talk show following the death of son Zen, who had brain cancer, as 'work is what keeps him going.' The actor, 41, has no intention of slowing down amid the loss. 5Nick Cannon says he plans to continue working following son's deathCredit: Fox 5Zen died at five months after a brain cancer battleCredit: Instagram/Nick Cannon Zen was five months old when he died from brain cancer. He passed away on December 5 and Nick broke the news on Tuesday, during an episode of The Nick Cannon Show. TMZ spoke with Nick as he left an endodontist's office, where he had three root canals done. Although he was admittedly a bit "loopy" after his procedures, he told the outlet that work had been helping him continue on in the wake of his son's death. He indicated that there would be no slowing down, telling TMZ: "Since I got the news about this process I've been dealing with it. Work is one of those things that kind of helps me push through, so...
    AFTER a year and a half of working from home, many Americans admit they’ve found themselves working from some unusual spaces in an effort to find some peace and quiet during the workday. In a new poll of 2,000 Americans who have worked from home throughout the pandemic, 41 percent share that they have found themselves working from their car, 34 percent in their bathroom, and 33 percent in their closet. 3A new study revealed people are working in the weirdest places since the pandemic beganCredit: Alamy 3Some have resorted to hiding in their cars while workingCredit: Getty In fact, the average respondent said it took them four months to get used to working from home and five months to figure out how to do so comfortably – which isn’t surprising considering 82 percent of respondents reported experiencing aches and pains during this time. From back pain (48 percent) and neck pain (42 percent) to shoulder pain (39 percent) and eyestrain (38 percent), respondents shared they experience aches or pains five times throughout the day and withstand the pain for...
    Continued renovation work on the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall will close the facility in March. Renovation work on the museum began in late 2018, the Smithsonian said in a statement, and the museum will close March 28, 2022, to complete the work on galleries in the west wing of the building, which will reopen in the fall of 2022. The exact dates will be announced next year. More D.C. News The east half of the building will reopen in 2025. The Air and Space Museum’s other building, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia, remains open. Some of the museum’s items are on display at other museums on the Mall, such as the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian. They’re also working on expanding online offerings. Find out more about the renovations at the Air and Space Museum online.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has won a second term, and will serve for another four years. Frey’s message was to reform policing, while keeping the existing police department. On Tuesday night, the Minneapolis ballot question on removing the police department as a requirement from the city charter failed. So the question Wednesday was what’s Frey’s plan for changing public safety, and how can he get it done? READ MORE: Minneapolis Election: Jacob Frey Re-Elected As MayorLast summer, protestors shouted down Frey after he refused to commit to abolishing the police department, calling him a “fraud.” But after the sunset over Minneapolis Tuesday night, it was clear the city’s police department is here stay. By Wednesday, with another four years in city hall secured, Frey vowed to get to work. “We need deep and structural change to policing in America. At the same time, we need police officers to make sure that they are working directly with community to keep us safe,” Frey said. “The work will start in the immediacy.” READ MORE: Minneapolis City Council President Files...
    Alice Evans has continued in her explosive attack on her estranged husband Ioan Gruffudd, with shocking insight into their parenting arrangements. The actress, 50, and the Liar star, 48, who share daughters Ella, 12, and Elsie, eight, are in the midst of a dramatic split, which has reached fever pitch ever since he went public with his new girlfriend, Bianca Wallace, last week.  In her latest blistering tirade, Alice hit back at Twitter users who accused her of making the split 'all about money' and also suggesting it was 'her choice' to quit her career and become a stay at home - something she staunchly denied.  Alice explained that she 'altruistically' allowed Ioan to continue working, while staying at home with the girls, despite battling chronic pain and tiredness in fibromyalgia - making it hard for her to even get out of bed at times.  Devastating: Her comments come as she opened up on how she felt about seeing the Instagram photo that confirmed her estranged husband had moved on to someone new, remarking that Ioan had broken her heart twice...
    Virginia Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Hala Ayala addresses the Virginia FREE Leadership Luncheon in McLean, Va. Ayala will face Republican Winsome Sears in the November election. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) EDITOR’S NOTE: Virginians have a few days left to vote for the commonwealth’s statewide offices — governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Seven candidates for those seats — gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe, Glenn Youngkin and Princess Blanding; lieutenant governor candidates Haya Ayala and Winsome Sears, and attorney general candidates Mark Herring and Jason Miyares — sat for conversations with WTOP’s Nick Iannelli. As is generally the case, there’s been no shortage of attacks in the Virginia campaign, and no shortage of places to find out about them. Some of that is fair game, and important to know; some of it, not so much. Some of it isn’t even true. What we’ve done here is keep phrases such as “my opponent wants …” and “my opponent says …” to an absolute minimum. You’re getting the candidates’ views on themselves, what they would do in office and why they want to do...
    by Steven Graves and Todd Feurer CHICAGO (CBS) — They have anxiously awaited this moment for a week. People in south Suburban Dixmoor finally have close to normal water pressure, allowing them to shower and wash dishes after more than a week with insufficient water pressure. READ MORE: Chicago Police Issue Alert Of Armed Robberies In Lincoln Park And Lake ViewCBS 2’s Steven Graves reports the catch is they still can’t be confident the improved water pressure will last, as the recent fix is only temporary, and a boil order remains in effect. For now, at least, there’s some sense of relief. It’s what Cynthia Mossuto has wanted to see and hear for a week now. “We went from a trickle to a nicer stream,” she said. She can now shower, do laundry, wash dishes, and just live in her home. “People don’t realize what a necessity water is until you don’t have it,” she said. Now, water pressure is close to normal for thousands of Dixmoor residents who were getting only a trickle at best since last Saturday “It’s working...
    According to an email obtained by Fox Business, "The employee will continue to work, while following all COVID mask and distancing guidelines applicable to their position, until the accommodation has been processed." What about the policy change?Southwest, according to the outlet, confirmed the policy change. New hires will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to beginning work for the airline, the outlet added. If requested exemptions are not granted, Southwest told employees that it will "provide adequate time for an employee to become fully vaccinated while continuing to work and adhering to safety protocols." A spokesperson for the airline told CNBC, “Southwest acknowledges various viewpoints regarding the Covid-19 vaccine, and we have always supported, and will continue to support, our employees' right to express themselves, with open lines of communication to share issues and concerns." In an early October statement, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said, "I encourage all Southwest Employees to meet the federal directive, as quickly as possible, since we value every individual and want to ensure job security for all."
    SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon said Monday it will allow many tech and corporate workers to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they can commute to the office when necessary. The new policy was announced in a blog post and is a change from Amazon’s previous expectation that most employees would need to be in the office at least three days a week when offices reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic in January. The Seattle Times reported Monday’s message was signed by Amazon CEO Andy Jassy and said company directors will have discretion to allow teams that they manage to continue working remotely. “We expect that there will be teams that continue working mostly remotely, others that will work some combination of remotely and in the office, and still others that will decide customers are best served having the team work mostly in the office,” Jassy wrote. Most of the online retail giant’s more than 1 million global employees worldwide cannot work remotely because they perform their duties in the company’s fulfillment and transportation division, grabbing orders and delivering them to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Crews will continue to work Thursday to remove a large crane that collapsed right next to the CTA tracks at the Bryn Mawr station in Edgewater Wednesday afternoon, crushing cars and causing evacuations.Pictures taken by residents show a large yellow piece of machinery that appears to have taken down power lines and damaged at least one car in the 1100-block of West Bryn Mawr shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Chicago's far North Side.The Chicago Fire Department said a 200-ton capacity drill head construction crane tipped over while it was being used. CTA officials clarified the crane fell off the tracks near Bryn Mawr onto street level, into an alley and is now in a precarious position.An 18-unit residential building directly east of the station was evacuated. All residents got out safely and the private contractor is paying for them to stay in hotels until it is safe to return to their homes. They were allowed to return with escorts to gather some belongings."We were extremely lucky," said Carolyn Milliman, an evacuated resident.Milliman and Conor Sullivan said the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A published report late Tuesday said the Bears have signed a purchase agreement for the Arlington International Racecourse property in Arlington Heights, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot said her administration will go on working to keep the team in Chicago. The Athletic reported Tuesday night it had learned the Bears had signed an agreement to purchase the Arlington racetrack land, and an announcement is expected Wednesday morning. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warming TrendIn a tweet Tuesday night, Mayor Lightfoot wrote: “My statement still stands on the Bears: my admin remains committed to continuing the work to keep the team in Chicago. As I have said numerous times, our door in City Hall remains open.” My statement still stands on the Bears: my admin remains committed to continuing the work to keep the team in Chicago. As I have said numerous times, our door in City Hall remains open. https://t.co/7pm7mLtCOc — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) September 29, 2021 On June 17, the Bears released a statement saying they submitted a bid to purchase the Arlington racetrack...