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    Tom Brady's first game of his 23rd season was an impressive one, as the Bucs quarterback put in an efficient effort to lead the Cowboys to a 19-3 win. Brady finished 18-27 for 212 yards and a touchdown, and viewers took notice of the 45-year-old's continued high level. Among those singing his praises was Fox Sports personality Skip Bayless, who said Brady was 'greater than ever,' and former NFL tight end Clay Harbor. Tom Brady helped the Buccaneers to a Week 1 victory over the Dallas Cowboys 'Tom Brady is getting younger,' the former Eagle said alongside a picture from the movie Benjamin Button. Though it wasn't completely vintage Brady, the quarterback certainly had his moments, including a beautiful 48-yard pass to Julio Jones and a touchdown pass to Mike Evans. By Brady's lofty standards, it may not have been his best performance, but it still seemed to impress fans. 'Although Father Time is undefeated, he's gotta be at least a little bit nervous about Tom Brady,' pro golfer Max Homa said. 'Tom Brady is 45 years old...
    The fertile fields surrounding Tainan, the former capital of Taiwan famed for its fireflies, food and hundreds of historic temples, were filled for centuries with lush rice paddies and huge stretches of sugar cane. But drive north from the city today, passing the National Museum of Taiwan History, and you find yourself surrounded by scores of drab, low-slung industrial blocks. In place of rural serenity, there is the bustle of building sites. Clusters of young workers smoke and chat in the shade of trees while others scurry along the street under the fierce sun, clutching lunch grabbed from noodle stalls. ‘This was very different when I was growing up,’ said a local man in his 20s. ‘Now it is all engineers, scientists and new buildings.’ For Taiwan has discovered a lucrative new cash crop: the manufacture of cutting-edge computer chips, the tiny silicon semiconductors which are the building blocks of modern society from national defences through to electricity grids, health systems, stock trading, transport and mobile phones. Taiwan has discovered a lucrative new cash crop: the manufacture of cutting-edge computer...
    The eruption of war between China and Taiwan would be a global catastrophe on a scale far greater than the Ukraine crisis. Yet again Chinese military jets invaded Taiwanese airspace this week, this time following American politician Nancy Pelosi’s provocative visit to the sovereign island off the Communist mainland. Beijing staged live-fire exercises close to Taiwan, effectively blocking those regions to traffic. Meanwhile, the secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, warned that the world was ‘just one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation’. Charles Parton OBE is a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, who spent 22 years as a senior diplomat in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan No one is more aware of the dangers of that miscalculation than the Chinese leadership. President Xi Jinping knows that if he takes a gamble and loses, the repercussions could destroy China’s economy or might even bring down the Communist Party that has ruled since 1949. We should not doubt the level of Chinese anger at the actions of Mrs Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives...
    (CNN)Neither the United States nor China has overt interests in their budding superpower rivalry boiling over into open military clashes despite soaring tensions ahead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's expected visit to Taiwan. And yet, the showdown is over the issue that is more likely than any other to spark a future US-China war. And Pelosi's trip, if it goes ahead, is almost certain to create greater instability in the relationship that would make future conflict more likely.Furious Chinese warnings that the California Democrat shouldn't go and Washington's vows not to be intimidated, meanwhile, show how inflamed political forces in each nation could make it almost impossible to manage the world's most sensitive geopolitical duel. What you need to know about Pelosis expected visit to TaiwanA senior Taiwanese government official and a US official told CNN Monday that Pelosi was expected to make the first visit by a House speaker to Taiwan in 25 years as part of her Asian tour. The long-time critic of the Chinese communist government and its alleged human rights abuses would arrive in Taipei despite...
    Alabama football head coach Nick Saban accepts that “megaconferences” are here to stay but he’s mourning the loss of traditional rivalries. Nick Saban had a lot of complaining to do about the state of college football during a recent appearance on the “Always College Football” podcast with former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy. From college football realignment to NIL, Saban has his say on a number of topics. The topic of “megaconferences” is particularly timely considering USC and UCLA’s move to the Big Ten on the heels of Texas and Oklahoma jumping to the SEC. How does Saban feel about the major shifts? Nick Saban reveals thoughts on ‘megaconferences’ now and in the future“I think we’re going to deal with it in a greater capacity than ever before because I think megaconferences are probably here to stay,” Saban said, per ESPN. That bums him out because it means seeing traditional regional rivalries go by the wayside. Sabban pointed out the Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry, which disappeared when the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten in 2010. More than a decade later, the Sooners will...
    Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was in contact with lawyer John Eastman, who pushed the theory that Mike Pence, in his role as vice president, could block the certification of Joe Biden's victory. The two exchanged emails, reported The Washington Post on Wednesday. The messages show that Thomas' efforts to over turn the election results and keep Donald Trump in office were even more extensive than known. She was also reported to be in contact with then Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows and dozens of Arizona state lawmakers about the 2020 election.  Now the House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection is debating whether to spend part of the public hearings exploring Thomas' role.  The panel recently obtained the emails between Thomas and Eastman, the Post reported. Last week, a federal judge ordered Eastman to turn more than a hundred documents over to the committee after the attorney tried to block their release.  Eastman, who once served as clerk for Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court, outlined scenarios for denying Biden the presidency in legal memos...
    A FORMER CIA agent has warned the risk of an imminent nuclear war with Vladimir Putin is greater than ever. Robert Baer fears the situation is "likely to get a lot worse" and says Russia's "unhinged" leader must be stopped now. 3The ex-agent believes the risk of a nuclear war is greater than everCredit: EPA 3Baer says things are "likely to get worse"Credit: Cult of the Suicide Bomber 3/IMDB 3his would be due to Russia's "unhinged" PresidentCredit: Getty He says Putin's determination to pursue a war of "Russian fascism" is a result of Washington's underestimation of Moscow. The ex-agent told Express.co.uk: "What we have today is worse than anything during the Cold War. "There’s no question the West had to support Ukraine but at the same time, we’re inching toward a direct conflict between NATO and Russia. "Everyone knew about Putin’s supposedly finding God and his embrace of what can be described as Russian fascism, but on other hand no one forecast his delusions would be translated into an open-ended land war and genocide. READ MORE ON PUTINPUTIN UP A FIGHT Putin issues...
    Today is the Queen’s 96th birthday. And what a present her grandson, the Duke of Sussex, has given to her! That he loves her can’t be doubted. In an interview with American journalist Hoda Kotb for NBC’s morning show Today, aired yesterday, the Prince was at pains to praise Her Majesty, especially for her sense of humour. He also laid claim to an exceptional bond with the monarch: ‘We have a really special relationship. We talk about things that she can’t talk about with anybody else.’ If true, his rare visits must be a boon for his grandmother. Yet for all his professions of affection and uniqueness during the interview, Harry couldn’t resist a dig at the Royal Family. That, of course, constitutes a dig at the Queen, who presides over it. Meghan is seen speaking with Prince Charles while stood alongside Harry, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in London in March 2019 Prince Harry and Meghan are seen attending the Invictus Games athletics events in the Athletics Park, the Netherlands, on April 17 Preposterous...
    The top U.S. general in the Middle East on Tuesday said that Iran remained the greatest threat to the region and that it had 3,000 ballistic missiles, some of which could reach as far as Israel's Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv.  Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen Kenneth McKenzie laid out the biggest challenges in the region and said only a handful of fighters appeared to have taken up Russia's call for Syrians to fight in Ukraine.   But he said Iran represented the biggest day-to-day danger to regional security and would become much more dangerous if it were able to acquire nuclear arms.   'My concern is, first of all, that they not have that nuclear weapon but I am also very concerned about the remarkable growth in number and efficiency of their ballistic missile force, their [unmanned aerial vehicle] program, their long-range drones and their land-attack cruise missile program,' he said. 'All  of those concern me.' Talks to bring Iran and the U.S. back into a nuclear deal have stalled in Vienna. Critics of a possible agreement fear...
    Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky's top aide pleaded for more support from the West to fend off Russia's attacks and warned that Vladimir Putin would 'go for blood beyond Ukraine' if its allies don't do more to stop him. 'This war could be a prologue to a greater European or even global massacre,' Andriy Yermak, the head of the Ukrainian presidential office, wrote in a New York Times guest essay that he penned from a bunker in the capitol beside President Zelensky. He wrote as officials in Mariupol said a 'full-scale genocide' was underway after Putin's men unleashed a 15-hour artillery barrage, and a day after Russian strike targeted a TV tower in Kyiv and damaged the nearby Babi Yar Holocaust memorial. 'Not since the end of World War II has Europe seen violence and naked territorial ambition at such a scale,' Yermak wrote, begging Ukraine's Western allies to pay attention to the 'existential challenge' Putin 'poses to the world order.' Yermak said that Ukraine has precipitated the severity of his aggression since it began in 2014. 'That's because we know...
    CCTV shows the horrifying moment a teenager hunted down and murdered a father-to-be in broad daylight with a huge knife in a revenge killing. Karl Marler, 17, chased down 25-year-old Charlie Elms armed with a kitchen knife after his family's property in Oldham, Greater Manchester came under attack during a petty feud.  Manchester Crown Court heard the two rival factions had fallen out after a drunken row that led to Elms and a group of friends armed with weapons vandalising the home owned by Marler's family. After throwing an e-scooter at the window and damaging the front door and a vehicle parked nearby, Elms and a friend tried to flee on foot as they were chased by the group of teenagers.  During the short pursuit, Elms slipped and fell but as he got to his feet Marler plunged the 15 inch blade into his back.  Elms suffered fatal wounds and died at the scene. His girlfriend would later give birth to their child Archie just three days before his funeral.  On Thursday, Greater Manchester Police issued dramatic CCTV images of...
    In late October, Alexandria Police Chief Scott Kent convened a meeting over Zoom with officials from a local hospital, an emergency department, Douglas County social services and behavioral health providers. The group has met roughly once a month since 2016, with one main focus: handling mental health problems in the area. This time, county leaders talked about using money from the federal American Rescue Plan for beds to care for patients in mental health crises. A representative from a mental health center detailed how a staffing shortage has made them consider telehealth therapy services from other states. Then an Alexandria officer explained a new program the department is testing in which police and paramedics specialize in lower-urgency calls from people who need help with things like basic necessities, or just a human connection. “I have one elderly lady in town that every time she feels like her memory isn’t working well, she just calls me,” said officer Darcie Zirbes. “She even remembered my birthday and made me banana pudding …. So yeah, it’s working.” Article continues after advertisement For Kent,...
    During an interview with CBS’ “The Takeout” podcast recorded on Tuesday and released on Friday, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) said there is “a crisis at the border” and we need to have stronger investments of people and resources to address the issue. Host Major Garrett asked, [relevant remarks begin around 38:50] “Does this White House have a blind spot about what’s happening at the border and the political implications thereof?” Spanberger responded, “I don’t know how I would classify it, but should we be taking action to ensure that every individual who’s working at the border has the technology, the resources that they need? Absolutely. We have border security agents who are working so hard, and contending with people who are trying to cross the border is one portion of it. But doing interdictions is another portion of it.” She added, “We have a crisis at the border that we have to contend with. We have people who are crossing the border and we need greater technology. We need greater investments of people and of resources and immigration judges.” Follow...
    Britney Spears's life took a dramatic turn for the better on Friday, as a judge ended her 13-year conservatorship - opening up a whole world of opportunities. Spears, who turns 40 next month, shocked the world in June when she laid bare the terms of her arrangement. 'In California the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking, making anyone work, work against their will, taking all their possessions away — credit card, cash, phone, passport card — and placing them in a home where they work with the people who live with them,' she told the court. Now that her conservatorship is officially over - Spears will find her horizons significantly wider, as we reveal all the thing's she's now free to do... Judge Brenda Penny has ruled that a conservatorship placed on Britney Spears by her father Jamie (pictured) 13 years ago must now come to an end  Supporters of the FreeBritney movement rally in support of musician Britney Spears for a conservatorship court hearing, outside the Stanley Mosk courthouse, on Friday ANOTHER BABY  Arguably the most...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more Have you ever been so excited or nervous that you felt butterflies in your stomach, or had a “gut-wrenching” experience? If you have, then you probably know just how interconnected the stomach and the brain are.  This is known as the gut-brain connection. “The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, anxiety, sadness, elation — all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms in the gut.” Similarly, the brain has a direct effect on your stomach and intestines. For example, if you think about tasting a fresh lemon, your body starts to react like you are actually tasting it! The connection goes both ways. It’s important to be aware of this connection in order to avoid any unwanted emotions or unpleasant sensations in your stomach. Let’s take a look at how science explains this connection! The Science Source: brain book/Youtube When we talk about a gut-brain connection, people usually think about the gut feeling, or instinctive nudge we often experience. Science has discovered an important link between the...
    The HSBC Holdings Plc building, left, and the Standard Chartered Plc building stand in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, June 4, 2020.Roy Liu | Bloomberg | Getty Images HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank are among more than a dozen lenders that can start selling investment products from Tuesday, under a new cross-border investment scheme that connects capital markets in the Greater Bay Area. It comes as China continues to reform the mainland's capital markets and raise their accessibility to international investors. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has approved 19 Hong Kong lenders under the Wealth Management Connect Scheme (WMC), which allows them to sell investment products in the Greater Bay Area — comprising of Guangdong province as well as the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao. This will mark the first time retail investors can engage in cross-boundary investments, according to Eddie Yue, chief executive of the HKMA. Sixteen banks will be allowed to sell wealth management products in both Hong Kong and mainland China, while three lenders — Bank of East Asia, Dah Sing Bank, DBS Bank...
    "The only different thing about it is because of your politics today," he asserted, somehow making a link to Trump supporters. Not only did Lemon skip over the tried-and-true status of polio, measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines, he also failed to point out — as have most of the media — that the least vaccinated racial demographic are blacks, whose politics do not match up with those he was tearing into. "The people talking about 'well, I don't know what's in the shot,' Chris," Lemon said, then criticizing the same people for allegedly taking Botox without knowing what's in it, along with not knowing what's in their foods. "Stop it with the ignorance," Lemon insisted. The leftist host insisted that the country no longer needs to listen to these people — because they're bad for "the greater good." "These people are being harmful to the greater good," Lemon claimed. "You don't have to listen to a minority of people who are being harmful to the greater good, and you...
    According to UN Women, the UN established the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in 1994 as the “sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management.” Some of the most sensitive and threatened ecosystems can and populations can be found in dry and desert land. The parties of the UNCCD meet regularly to discuss how to reach their goals and combat desertification. Women are victimized the most when “land is degraded and usable land becomes scarce” because more women rely on agricultural work and food production to make money. They also have a higher chance of being affected by poverty all while having fewer legal protections. About 80 percent of women employed in the least developed countries consider agriculture their main source of employment. They also make up 43 percent of the agricultural workforce globally.  Desertification will also affect food sources, limit water supplies, and have a detrimental impact on species. Related Content: Greta Thunberg Had Some Very Strong Words In Her Address to The United Nations on Climate Change!...
    Donald Trump's secretary of state has strongly criticized the White House for their tactics in Afghanistan, saying that the country would not be falling to the Taliban if Trump was in charge. Mike Pompeo warned on Thursday night that the country was turning into 'a breeding ground' for terror attacks. 'It looks at best naive and at worst ignorant,' he said, of the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces. 'Weakness begets war, and you see what weak leadership ultimately leads to.'  By Thursday night, 12 provincial capitals had fallen to the Taliban and two thirds of the country was under their control.  The Taliban seized the cities of Ghazni and Herat on Thursday, in the most dramatic string of captures since launching their offensive. There was heavy fighting in Kandahar, their home city, and some reports suggested the city had fallen. Pompeo said that Trump was adamant the Taliban would not regain power on his watch. Mike Pompeo on Thursday night appeared on Sean Hannity's show to discuss events in Afghanistan Biden is trying to buy off the Mullahs in...
    MIAMI, Florida — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Breitbart News exclusively that he is opposed to a legislative proposal from many Democrats and some Republicans that would allow establishment media organizations to form cartels in negotiations with big tech companies. In an interview here last week, Rubio said that he is concerned the proposal—while well-intentioned in his view—would allow the establishment media to engage in “greater collusion” with big tech companies from Silicon Valley. Asked about the bill—called the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA)—Rubio first stated he is concerned about the “monopoly” power of big tech companies. The JCPA bill would create a special antitrust exemption for media companies to allow them to collectively bargain with big tech companies in a manner that would otherwise be illegal so the media companies could try to force tech companies to pay them for content. But many critics worry the bill, which has no favored nations clause, would allow big establishment media companies to create “cartels” that lead to special deals that leave out conservative and more independent publishers. Even if that...
    LOS ANGELES -- What It's About: What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history. "The Trial of the Chicago 7" is based on the true story of a wild trial in Chicago surrounding an uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.Oscar Nominations: Nominated in six categories: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Sacha Baron Cohen); Writing (Original Screenplay); Cinematography; Best Original Song ("Hear My Voice" - Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite); Film EditingInstead of congregating on the stage of Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium for their best-ensemble win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the cast of "The Trial of the Chicago 7" called in on Zoom. Logging in from around the world were Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, John Carroll Lynch, Ben Shankman and other members of Aaron Sorkin's historical courtroom drama.The win for Netflix's "The Trial of the Chicago 7" marked the first time a film from any streaming service won...
    Jumanji. It is the word that seems to have been proclaimed in Wall street loudly. The SPAC (special purpose acquisition company, or special purpose purchase companies) are the new fashion. They are known as ‘blank check’ entities, and the SEC (Securities and Markets Commission, the equivalent of the CNMV of the USA) has already put the magnifying glass on them. Speaking of the CNMV, our supervisory body has recently affirmed that it is ready to launch the SPAC in Spain. Let’s go back to Wall Street. As reported this Thursday .Citing up to four sources familiar with the matter, the SEC has amicably asked the US banks, which are in charge of organizing the debut of the SPACs, how they manage the risks inherent in this process. What exactly are these SPACs? These are entities that were born with only one objective: to participate in a merger or in the acquisition of other companies. To do this, they go public without being backed by any plan or business activity, simply to raise money and take over another company that,...
    The Conversation Spain Consequences of excessive use of pornography in adolescents Shutterstock / Indian Stock images One of the consequences of the advent of the internet has been the increase in the use of pornography online. This has generated an increase in scientific research focused on the possible consequences of these materials. However, a large part of the studies have exclusively evaluated the consequences in adult users. Probably, the fact that precisely the population most vulnerable to this type of content is the least studied is due, among other aspects, to ethical and practical limitations, and a certain negligence on the part of the trainers, who do not want to believe that children and adolescents adolescents access this content. Minors have unlimited access to multiple and varied pornographic content. However, due to the evolutionary stage in which they are, characterized, among other aspects, by a still developing brain, it is more difficult for them to differentiate between reality and fiction. It is also observed that the youngest copy the sexual behaviors that they visualize in sexually explicit materials and consider...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Girls on the Run Greater Houston started as a dream by Mary T. Callahan. She grew up running, and it played such a big role in her life. But it wasn't until she read an article about the national organization, that she realized how much of a difference running could mean for a young girl.Fast forward 20 years, and the Houston chapter has changed thousands of lives. The organization is the only national physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls. It is much more than getting girls involved in running and exercise, it helps them manage emotions, resolve conflict, and help others.You can learn more about Girls on the Run Greater Houston at their website or check them out on Instagram.
    Recently a headline caught our attention: “In Spain, and thanks to women, there are nearly 100,000 more self-employed than a decade ago”. Their incorporation has more than compensated for the drop in the affiliation of self-employed men. The headline is motivating. There has never been such a high participation of women in the labor market, whose incorporation has allowed economic and social development. Its incorporation is a fact, as well as its constant reinvention in the search of its vital project. “The full incorporation of digitization into self-employment is essential, and even more so with teleworking” However, despite this, gender inequality is manifesting itself again. Entrepreneurship, self-employment, is neither easy nor, in many cases, voluntary. According to Eurostat, Spain has one of the highest rates of self-employment. 21.7% are involuntary. In the EU 16.9%. Surely there will be a variety of causes, but no one is aware that cost savings by companies has something to do with it. The 2012 labor reform of the Popular Party and the consequent job insecurity. Nor is it the case that self-employment is...
    I felt immeasurably stuck: High school seniors face college acceptances, rejections alone Trump Investigators Ask About Longtime CFO Weisselberg’s Sons More challenges are coming the way of Fortnite players to help them unlock more battle pass tiers before the season wraps up. Leaks revealing the challenges of weeks 14 and 15 have reportedly been shared earlier today. © Provided by Dot Esports Those challenges reward XP upon completion. The epic quests reward 40,000 XP, while legendary quests can offer 55,000 XP or 22,000 XP. Although most of them are pretty straightforward, others might be more complicated to complete. Here are the challenges that reportedly leaked for both next weeks of season five. Week 14 quests Epic quests Collect cookbooks from Pleasant Park and Craggy Cliffs (4) Harvest fruits and vegetables (8) Earn bars to hire a character (150) Visit different restaurant kitchens (2) Drive vehicle from Sweaty Sands to Pleasant Park (1) Drop off a vehicle at the gas station in Lazy Lake or Catty Corner (1) Drive vehicle from Pleasant Park to Lazy Lake (1) Legendary...
    New York : As had been speculating for a couple of weeks, this Tuesday, Google decided to go ahead a little spring to publicize the news and features that will arrive in the next few days to Android cell phones and tablets. The changes made by Google will allow you to have more productive, more accessible and above all, easier to use devices, and that will facilitate different tasks of your day to day. Here we present the news that Google launched to make Android phones more secure and reliable and also much friendlier. The 6 news that Google launched for Android 1. Password verification Password Verification notification screen. (Image: Google) Android allows you to save your passwords in your Google account, which makes it quick and easy to log into your applications and services through AutoComplete. That is why password verification has been integrated on devices with Android 9 and newer. This function lets you know if the password you used has been previously exposed and what to do about it. Also, now when you write a password...
    Sony Playstation 5 : The optical response of the DualSense is one of the novelties of the PlayStation 5 controller, and although this immersion technology is used only for video games, in the future it could appear in other types of entertainment. Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed a patent for reproduce these sensations with other types of broadcasts, for example video and live broadcasts. The idea is simple: these types of vibrations would be recorded along with the image and sound, and viewers of a streaming or video on demand would have the option of activating the hepatic feedback. Some examples of these events could be sports shows, concerts or documentaries where you want to transmit the vibrations of a stadium, the explosions in a movie or the forces that a racing driver notices. In addition, the patent does not refer only to the DualSense controller, but also to some device on the head, which suggests that it would be in combination with the next evolution of PlayStation VR for PS5, which we know we will not see this...
    Low-frequency sound waves aimed at a cloud could help to increase rainfall and alleviate drought in otherwise dry areas, according to a team of Chinese scientists. Researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing fired sounds at clouds using a frequency of about 50 herts - barely perceptible to human ears - at 160 decibels. Study author Professor Wang Guangqian said sound waves 'excite the cloud' and vibrate it - this leads to a greater probability of water particles colliding and coming together - creating larger droplets and a greater chance of rainfall.  The team discovered that there were significantly more water droplets in the cloud after they fired their device - which is about as loud as a running jet engine.  Wang and colleagues believe that this technology could bring new and greater levels of rainfall to areas of the world that suffer from drought. Study author Professor Wang Guangqian said sound waves 'excite the cloud' and vibrate it - this leads to a greater probability of water particles colliding and coming together - creating larger droplets and a greater chance...
    The Conversation Spain Why do we need more agile and flexible companies to save the world after covid-19? TELOS / Víctor Coyote The pandemic and associated seclusion are having economic consequences whose depth is difficult to anticipate, in addition to the already shocking evidence on people’s lives and well-being. To verify the severity of the latter, we do not have to wait for the official records of the contraction of economic growth in the world, the high corporate mortality rates, the rise in unemployment or the galloping level of public and private debt to be published. Beyond these statistical evidence, the responses of economic agents to the situation created allow us to anticipate alterations that are also of great significance in some structural dimensions of the economic system itself. It will be those that have the greatest impact on the company, from the redefinition of its objective function to the alteration of commercialization or organization patterns, those that occupy the attention of the notes that follow. Revised purposes When we received the first signs of the spread of the virus,...
    With the arrival of new strains of coronavirus, several governments have reinforced the alert to protect the population against the virus. France has warned that masks are effective against new variants only if they provide at least 90% filtration. These are the levels of filtration that can offer the different types of masks: Surgical mask Are the masks used by the vast majority of the population, due to several factors, including its accessibility (They can be easily found not only in pharmacies, but in supermarkets and dispensing machines vending) and his price (It can be 18 cents per unit). The filtration levels of these masks are variable. An analysis done by the OCU consumer organization last summer pointed out that almost all brands marketed in Spain have acceptable levels of filtration, but some may reach 99%. Homemade or cloth masks Homemade masks are recommended only if there is no surgical or other type within the user’s reach. The homemade ones have a low filtering capacity. Regarding the TV masks that are sold in the market, the French authorities have warned...
    Things in Aurina got complicated and its Board of Directors was making decisions with controversial effects. Aurina had been a Fair that radiated prosperity. It brought together varied activities, from the exhibition and commercialization of useful and innovative merchandise to entertainment. It was a pole of attraction for the public and generated employment. With the intention of improving the prospects, at one point strange decisions began to be made. Among them, the Council incorporated non-functional equipment and launched an outdated promotional campaign. Charges and procedures were added, seen as superfluous by those who were linked to the fair. Some stallholders were losing sales because they fell behind before modernizations introduced by their competitors. Thus reduced the number of workers, who started with claims of incompatible conditions with current operation. To compensate for these effects and encourage more traffic, the Administration took employees who walked through the place. In addition, amid increasing tariff discussions, the electricity supplier reduced the maintenance and investments of the service, with consequences on the income of the vendors. The lack of success of the initial measures...
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    DONALD Trump released a video on Thursday telling Americans the "best is yet to come" as the nation heads into a new year. The video posted to Twitter said that in the face of challenges in 2020, the US showed "incredible grit, strength, tenacity, and resolve." 1 pic.twitter.com/2kYtZF8Mei— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2020 Trump boasted that he must be remembered for his presidency, as the "US is greater than ever before." As the video was shared on Thursday, Trump was returning to Washington, DC, after he spent Christmas at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Most read in NewsCABIN CARNAGE Child, 11, charged with murder 'for shooting & killing woman, 62, in cabin'‘KILL INFIDELS’ISIS calls for New Year’s Eve attacks with poster of knife-wielding jihadiARMY KILLINGSoldier & boy ‘kidnapped & killed officer whose body was found buried in snow’LONG FIGHTFauci warns 'super-Covid' will slam US & life won’t return to normal until FALLSCOUT MONSTERPaedo scout leader forced kids to gang-rape girl guide, 7, in sick ‘game’STREETS OF RAGEProtests erupt as cops shoot & kill man...
    LITTLE VILLAGE — Since losing her job earlier this year, Little Village resident Camila has frequented New Life Centers’ Pan de Vida food pantry a few times a month to pick up vegetables, meat and milk.  The coronavirus pandemic has had a “big impact” on Camila’s family of five. And as she’s lined up for food, she noticed the line at the pantry at 27th Street and South Lawndale Avenue grow week after week.   In the face of uncertainty, the pantry has been a lifeline for her family, she said. “It’s a big help,” Camila said in Spanish. Hoping to meet some of the unprecedented need for food assistance, New Life Centers and the Greater Chicago Food Depository partnered to give away turkey, ham and holiday fixings ahead of Christmas to more than 2,500 families Tuesday morning.  Residents line up as New Life Centers of Chicagoland hosts a holiday food distribution event with the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the Little Village neighborhood on Tuesday, Dec. 22.Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago National nonprofit Feeding America estimates 785,890 people in...
    Covid outbreaks at 2 Washington nursing homes occurred after staff attended wedding The ghost of Christmas presents: Retailers forge a new path with pandemic-era holiday ads DoorDash and Airbnb are not the future of tech leadership, says venture capitalist Gene Munster. He breaks down 3 under-appreciated tech stocks that have greater potential. © Lucas Jackson/Reuters Lucas Jackson/Reuters Venture capitalist Gene Munster told CNBC on Friday that while Airbnb and DoorDash are "phenomenal," there's more potential for upside in underappreciated tech names including Zillow, Carvana, and Take Two Interactive. The Loup Ventures co-founder and veteran tech analyst said he owns Zillows personally and with a valuation of just a third of Airbnb's, it has potential to be "massive." Munster also said that he likes online used-vehicle sales platform Carvana. That stock is up over 180% year-to-date and trades at roughly $261 a share. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Venture capitalist Gene Munster told CNBC on Friday that while recent IPO's like Airbnb and DoorDash are "phenomenal," he sees a different...
    Hospitals overwhelmed: Exhausted staffs, surging COVID-19 cases push nations limits Inspire Brands, parent company of Arbys and Sonic, to purchase Dunkin Brands for $11.3 billion More than 600 dogs and cats are airlifted out of Hawaii for new homes on the US mainland More than 600 adoptable cats and dogs were airlifted from Hawaii to the US mainland in the largest animal rescue flight in history, according to Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency. © Greater Good Charities Liz Baker, CEO of Greater Good Charities, with her newly adopted dog Hilo. Dubbed "Paws Across the Pacific," a chartered Hercules C-130 plane flew across the Hawaiian Islands on October 28, picking up dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters on Kauai, Oahu and Maui. "Pet shelters in Hawaii are in a COVID-19 crisis. Normal operations have been affected by months of shut down, economic downturn, limited hours, and routine flights to mainland halted," said Liz Baker, CEO of Greater Good Charities, which supported the flight. "The Paws Across the Pacific flight is urgently needed to make space in Hawaii's shelters for at-risk pets...
    Two trespassers at the Tiger King zoo were allegedly shot dead by workers who then burned and buried their bodies, according to one time owner Jeff Lowe.  The alleged crime was not reported and a lawyer for Joe Exotic, who sold the land to Lowe, has said the claims are part of 'another example of his efforts to smear Joe's good name'.  But Lowe has said a number of different people have told him the story and he now believes the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma to be haunted, The Sun reports.  He told Travel Channel show Ghost Adventures 'six different people...came to us with the same story' that two workers were taking drugs and drinking beers when they spotted the trespassers.  Lowe added:  'One of those two always carried (guns) and he shot at them, killed one on the fence, the second was winged and landed on the ground. 'They went over to finish off the person on the ground and the initial shooter got violently ill, he couldn't look at the person and finish the job. The person, who...
    NASA's Hubble Telescope has discovered what is being called the 'Greater Pumpkin' galaxy pair located 120 million light-years from Earth. Astronomers say the galaxies resemble the shape of the iconic Halloween decoration, forming what appears to be two glowing eyes and a crooked carved smile. However, the scene is a snapshot of the early stages of galaxies NGC 2292 and NCG 2293 slowly colliding.  The faint, bluish smile is due to a newly formed star cluster and the glowing eyes are concentrations of stars around two supermassive black holes. Experts say this event, although happening ever so slowly, could result in a giant spiral galaxy. Scroll down for video  NASA's Hubble Telescope has discovered what is being called the 'Greater Pumpkin' galaxy pair located 120 million light-years from Earth. Astronomers say the galaxies resemble the shape of the iconic Halloween decoration, forming what appears to be two glowing eyes and a crooked carved smile 'Hubble's holiday offering is a pair of colliding galaxies that resemble the cartoon Peanuts character Linus's imagining of the elusive Great Pumpkin,' NASA shared in...
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