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    Ancient Egyptian women sported lower back tattoos, or 'tramp stamps,' more than 3,000 years before they were popularized in the late 1990s, and they did so to protect themselves during childbirth. Two mummies discovered on the west bank of the Nile River were found to have ancient markings on preserved flesh on their backs, which researcher said are associated with the god Bes who was believed to protect women and children, specifically during labor. Along with depictions of Bes, the markings included a bowl, which symbolizes a postnatal ritual, the Eye of Horus that represents protection and health and goats for good luck. Several figurines were uncovered with the mummies, which also bear similar markings in the same places - on the lower back and upper thigh - and researchers are sue this provides even more evidence that the tattoos were used for protection. Archaeologists discovered two female mummies in Egypt that feature tattoos on their lower backs. The lotus flowers in this image symbolize rebirth and the goats are for good luck. The center Eye of Horus represents protection...
    A COMMON back condition could be an early sign of a deadly heart condition, Columbia scientists have discovered. It could mean that those with the condition could be monitored and given treatment earlier. 1B7MJAT A senior woman with backacheCredit: Alamy Transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) is now thought to be a more common but underdiagnosed cause of fatal heart failure. The disease is caused by proteins that can clump together and stiffen the heart, making it harder for blood to pump. But they also collect in other tissues, including the spine, which doctors were able to use as clues.  Recent studies suggest that people who suffer with the back condition lumbar spinal stenosis go on to develop transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy five to 15 years later. Read more on heart diseaseO DEAR How your blood type can predict your risk of a deadly killerLIFE SAVING Hope for heart attack survivors as scientists develop injection to save cells Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower part of the back.  People with the condition have trouble walking distances...
    IF THERE’S one exercise that’s pretty much included in every lower body workout going, it’s the humble squat. A simple move, and one that can provide a multitude of body benefits, it’s a great addition to your gym routine to help strengthen and tone the muscles in your legs and bum.  7Mix up your squat regime with six variations that'll help you see resultsCredit: Getty This includes the glutes (butt muscles), hamstrings (muscles along the back of your thigh), quads (muscles along the front of your thigh) and calves (muscles along the back of the lower leg).  What’s even better is there’s an array of squat variations so you’ll never tire of squatting. “The squat is a great functional exercise that helps build power in the lower body and strengthens the core,” explains Hayley Madigan, Personal Trainer and Bulk ambassador. She adds that squats not only support muscle mass, but also improve the strength of tendons, ligaments and in turn, bones.  Read more on fitnessWORK IT OUT I'm a PT and here's how to get rid of belly fat using...
    A NIGGLE here or there is usually nothing to worry about when it comes to discomfort in your back. But if you're experiencing agonising pain that you can't explain - then it could be time to talk to your GP. 1Many people suffer with back pain and experts say that it could be down to some of your daily habitsCredit: Getty Poor posture and uncomfortable work stations can all contribute to the problem. Physiotherapist and advisor to Deep Heat, Sammy Margo previously said that back pain is now the single biggest cause of disability in the UK and highlighted that over a third of people don't know the cause of theirs. Data from the brand shows that 29 per cent of people believe it's down to poor posture, with 21 per cent saying they think it's down to a pulled muscle. It also found that 17 per cent of people put their back pain down to a sprain or strain. Read more on back pain RED FLAGS I’m a doctor and these are the 10 back pain symptoms you must never...
    FOR weeks now we've been glued to our screens watching this year's batch of Love Islanders cavorting around the villa. But it's 19-year-old Gemma Owen who has caught the eye of millions of viewers and not just for her on-screen antics. 2Gemma Own has stunned on the hit ITV show during her stint in the Love Island villaCredit: Rex 2The 19-year-old has competed for team GB at dressage. She is pictured above with her horseCredit: Instagram Fans of the show have marvelled at Gemma's figure - with many wanting to know the secrets to her toned physique. Both diet and exercise play a crucial role in weight maintenance and Gemma is someone who is used to hard work. The Team GB dressage champion has proved to be one of the ITV show's breakout stars - leading many to want to get the Gemma look. While it's clear her body is mainly down to her career as an athlete, unfortunately most people don't have a horse to trot with. Read more on fitness TRIED & TESTED Channel your inner Cameron Norrie...
    In this article MPedestrians carry Macy's shopping bags in San Francisco, California, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesMacy's says the American consumer is still healthy and spending. But, as escalating oil prices translate into higher prices at the gas pump and bigger grocery bills, the department store chain said it anticipates some consumers will be impacted more than others. "From a consumer demand standpoint, we still have a healthy consumer," said Macy's Chief Financial Officer Adrian Mitchell, during a Wednesday presentation at the UBS Global Consumer & Retail Conference. He noted that many American families benefited from rounds of government stimulus payments around this time last year, but that savings rates have remained elevated this year compared with pre-pandemic levels. However, according to Mitchell, the consumer is also under increased pressure. "Inflation is elevated with the geopolitical instability that we're seeing with Ukraine and Russia. We're seeing oil prices escalate, which will only elevate the expenses around essential goods," he said. Mitchell said that Macy's sees lower-income families, which devote a bigger portion of...
    Did you dismantle the DIY study you made in the first lockdown and get rid of the desk chair that was always in the way? If so you're not alone. As Britons are told to work from home again in order to stem the spread of the Omicron variant, many are left completing their jobs from uncomfortable work stations - from the couch to the dining room table. But fortunately there are some stretches that you can do at home to help avoid sore backs caused by hours spent slouched over the laptop. Rachael Penrose, from F45 Training and Helen Faliveno, a yoga instructor at FLY LDN, both based in London, revealed eight daily stretches to improve your posture and prevent back pain.   Here, the experts recommend to FEMAIL eight positions that should be carefully adopted to maintain a good posture, with rotational movements as well as stretches that lengthen out the body.  However, it should be noted that not all the postures are suitable for everybody, with an expert from FLY LDN previously explaining that if you are pre or post-natal, new to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A push to lower sentences for felony convictions in Minnesota is getting push back from State Republican lawmakers. The recent surge in violent crime has some lawmakers wanting the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission to reconsider its proposal. READ MORE: Kim Potter Trial, Dec. 14 Live Updates: BCPD Use-Of-Force Instructor Testifies On Department's Taser TrainingThe Sentencing Guideline Commission was designed to bring uniformity to sentencing across the state. The commissioners are experts in their field and appointed to serve. The commission’s latest proposal is drawing strong emotions from both those in favor and against it. “We’ve seen a real spike in violent crime, much of that crime we’ve seen has been committed by folks who are on probation, who had an early release from prison or were given probation in lieu of going to prison, and now they are out committing violent crimes. This is not a hypothetical problem right now,” said State Rep. Anne Neu Brindley (R-North Branch). “A lot of these folks are folks suffering from chemical dependency,” said State Rep. Jamie Long (D-Minneapolis). “They...
    This man wants you to believe he does his own grocery shopping. Sen. Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, is still being willfully obtuse on the economy, on inflation, and on President Joe Biden’s economic stimulus, jobs, and climate change bill, known as Build Back Better (BBB). Manchin would also have you believe he does his own grocery shopping and that he’s the guy who takes his Maserati to the gas station for fill-ups. He’s one with the people of West Virginia, he suggests. “A gallon of milk is now $4 in many places. It’s taking a toll. And I hear it when I go to the grocery store or if I go to the gas station. They say, ‘Are you as mad as I am?’ and I say, ‘Absolutely,’ ” Manchin told reporters, talking about how he hangs out with the people back home. When asked specifically about the statements from all those Nobel laureate economists about how Build Back Better can actually lower inflation, he said: “I really haven’t heard any specifics on that one. They say it’s going to lower...
    An injection of acne-fighting antibiotics could revolutionise the treatment of back pain. Doctors in the UK are testing whether a one-off jab of a new drug known as PP353 can ease — and even cure — the chronic lower back pain that affects millions. The antibiotic kills bacteria that normally cause acne but have also been found lurking in the damaged spinal discs of patients with back pain. Three people have already been treated, and one has said that a ‘dramatic’ reduction in pain means he can go swimming again. Common causes of back pain include slipped discs, arthritis and spinal stenosis (where bones press on nerves) but there is growing evidence bacteria also play a role. Slipped discs grow small blood vessels as part of the repair process, and it’s thought this is how the bacteria enter the disc. They then produce an acid that damages the surrounding bones, irritates the nerves and causes inflammation, leading to pain [File photo] In a landmark 2013 study, Danish researchers found that in up to 40 per cent of patients with slipped...
    The Biden Dept. of Justice will formally ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas' near-total ban on abortion, one many legal experts say is unconstitutional. CNN reports the DOJ will make the formal request to block implementation of the law "while legal challenges play out, a department spokesperson said Friday." The DOJ has been filing requests with lower courts, but in an unusual set of circumstances the Fifth Circuit, one of the nation's most conservative courts of appeal, has sided with the State of Texas instead of judges who have moved to block the new type of law. This will be seen as a test of the 6-3 majority conservative Supreme Court, that repeatedly bent to then-President Donald Trump's frequent requests, as he bypassed lower courts frequently to implement his polices that were often challenged by civil rights groups.From Your Site Articles
    As parents and teachers across the U.S. argue over the importance of mask and vaccine mandates (or lack thereof), England has not left the issue up for debate. In early September, millions of children returned to schools with face coverings not required in classrooms and with vaccines eligible for only those aged 12 and older. Experts said the plan was a gamble - but it appears to have paid off. Daily case numbers in Britain are much lower than during the summer wave, suggesting that the high rate of vaccination among adults has prevented schools from causing a surge in infections. In fact, new cases per day are more than 60 percent lower than what they were projected to be. What's more, Covid cases may have finally peaked in children with recent figures from the UK Department of Health and Social Care showing the number of kids and teens testing positive has fallen in the past week.  Last month, children headed back to school in the UL with no requirements for masks in classrooms and with most unvaccinated, but this...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man was rushed to the hospital overnight following a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. Pittsburgh Police say a Shotspotter alert sent officers to the area of Frankstown Avenue and Homewood Avenue. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer) When they arrived at the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound to his lower back. There is no word if any arrests have been made or if police have identified any suspects. Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
    After more than a year of COVID-19 disruptions, 11-year-old K.C. was enjoying her first week back at school. Then a wildfire broke out. It was about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, about an hour before Lower Lake Elementary would have let out. What was soon called the Cache fire was close — just a few minutes’ drive — and it was spreading rapidly in the rural communities of Clearlake and Lower Lake. It tore through homes, destroying at least two dozen structures by Thursday. Power was out and phones stopped working. Stoplights were flashing and black ash filled the air. Three schools in the Konocti Unified School District were evacuated: the elementary school, Lower Lake High School and Carle School, according to an alert posted on the district’s website. Jaqueline Snyder, K.C’s mother, told her to “get in the car with any adult you quasi-know” and get out of the area; Snyder asked that her daughter be referred to as K.C. to protect her identity. Snyder drove by the high school at some point and saw spot fires igniting...
    CBS The ‘Lower Decks’ Four During the 2020 lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS All Access streamed “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” which became incredibly successful with both classic and new Trek fans. Thanks to the era in which the show takes place (the comfortable 24th Century, post “Star Trek: Nemesis,”) there are names and characters familiar to almost everyone who can drop by for a cameo or guest appearance. William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), Q (John de Lancie) all popped in for an appearance during last season. The show’s creator, Mike McMahan, packs in references to nearly every era of Trek, forcing fans to watch the show 2-3 times to catch all the “Easter Eggs.” While some critics said that “Lower Decks” was more like “The Office” than “Star Trek,” most critics approve of the first comedy in Federation history.  McMahan says that this show is a mix of “serious Trek and silly Trek.” “Because if you’re on a Starfleet ship, you don’t know if you’re gonna encounter the Jem’Hadar or a guy who traps you in a game,”...
    President Joe Biden on Monday hit back at growing concerns that his massive spending plans were driving up inflation, insisting that price rises were 'temporary' and 'expected' as the nation tried to bounce back from the pandemic. Fears of inflation are emerging as a key obstacle for passing his infrastructure and family plans. And Republicans are using the data to argue that the administration's tidal wave of spending is making life worse for working families by driving up prices of staples such as milk and gas. 'Some folks have raised folks that this could be a sign of persisting inflation,' said Biden in a White House address from the State Dining room. 'That's not our view 'Our experts believe and the data show that most of the price increases we've seen were expected and are expected to be temporary. 'The reality is you can't flip the global economic light back on and not expect this to happen.'  President Biden hit back at inflation fears, saying that price rises were 'temporary' and 'expected' as the nation tried to bounce back...
    This article was medically reviewed by Audrey Springer, RRCA certified running coach, BS in Exercise Science, and fitness instructor at Relentless Runners in Knoxville, TN.   Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. There is no exercise to target lower abs specifically, but ab workouts will strengthen them. PeopleImages/Getty Images Your "lower abs" aren't a muscle, but some exercises may be felt more in the lower half of the abs.  Lower ab exercises for strengthening the core include Russian twists and modified planks. Core strength is important for posture, balance, and overall stability.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Your core is made up of 20 different muscles, so mixing up your abdominal exercises is important in targeting all of them, says Jessica Mazzucco, a certified fitness trainer and founder of The Glute Recruit. While...
    YouTube Fans of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” have a lot of feelings about Wesley Crusher. He is widely considered one of the most hated characters in the Trekverse. The precocious teen was played by Wil Wheaton, who has since become the darling of the “Star Trek” fandom, even among those who hated his character. Though the fans that hate Crusher are plentiful, some hardcore Trek fans love the boy genius. Many fans identified with being the intelligent outsider, desperately trying to fit in and be recognized. One of the fans who loves Crusher is none other than “Star Trek: Lower Decks” showrunner, Mike McMahan. In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, McMahan gushed about his love for TNG’s golden boy and shared some thoughts on bringing him back to the Trekverse.Crusher in ‘Lower Decks’? YouTube McMahan told CinemaBlend that he wants Crusher to make his animated debut in “Lower Decks.” He acknowledged that making it happen will require some creative storytelling. I’m still trying to find an elegant way to get Wes back on the show, because...
    Colder temperatures in an office can increase weight gain by slowing down your metabolism, warn scientists, who say you should 'consider taking a blanket'. Writing in the Conversation, Binghamton University professor Kenneth McLeod says time in lower temperature environments leads to lower core temperatures.  This in turn decreases the metabolic rate - which is how fast we burn calories - and can lead to increased weight gain, especially when added to a sedentary lifestyle. People are starting to return to offices in cities around the world after months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic led to a rise in home working and McLeod says increasing office temperature can improve employee health. He said most offices are kept at about 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20C) which is an unhealthy temperature and 'too cold', suggesting it should be 72F to 81F. Colder temperatures in an office can increase weight gain by slowing down your metabolism, warn scientists, who say you should 'consider taking a blanket' How many calories?  The basic amount of calories an average adult needs per day is 2,000kcal...
    A 23-year-old has revealed that she has the back of someone in their fifties — and her doctor believes her spinal disc degeneration may be the result of her vaping.  Megan McTigue, who is known as @meg_mctigue on TikTok, warned about the dangers of vaping nicotine in a now-viral video that she posted earlier this month after getting her alarming MRI results. 'I just found out something pretty crazy yesterday that I think more people should know about,' the University of Maryland graduate said at the start of the clip, explaining she's been having 'a lot of really bad lower back pain.'  Scroll down for video   Don't do it! Megan McTigue, who is known as @meg_mctigue on TikTok, warned about the dangers of vaping nicotine in a now-viral video Not right: When the University of Maryland graduate got an MRI after experiencing back pain, the scan showed that her three lower discs were slightly degenerated When Megan went to get an MRI, the scan showed that her three lower discs were slightly degenerated, something that is more commonly seen...
     Nike Inc said on Monday it will start refurbishing sneakers - from Vapormaxes to Reacts - returned by shoppers and selling them at cheaper prices, a service offered increasingly by retailers to reduce consumer waste. The Beaverton, Oregon-based company said it would clean up gently worn, like-new or slightly imperfect sneakers by hand and resell them 'at a value for consumers' at certain Nike stores.   To qualify for refurbishment, the sneakers need to be returned to Nike stores within 60 days of purchase. Scroll down for video  The Beaverton, Oregon-based company said it would clean up gently worn, like-new or slightly imperfect sneakers by hand and resell them at a cheaper price On their website, Nike lists the steps for successfully returning the shoes. Footwear is inspected and graded, with inspectors looking to give shoes one of three grades.  Shoes given a '1' will be designated as like new or near-perfect condition, 'with no sign of wear of flaws.' Those given a '2' are found to be gently worn, or in 'great condition with visible light wear or cosmetic...
    A fourth woman has come forward with allegations of inappropriate conduct by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Ana Liss, 35, previously served as Cuomo's policy and operations aide between 2013 and 2015, yet she told the Wall Street Journal on Saturday that during her time in his administration, the governor had subjected her to unsolicited advances. She claims that this included asking her if she had a boyfriend, touching her on the lower back during an event reception and kissing her on the hand. Liss is the third former Cuomo staffer to make claims of harassment against the governor. A fourth woman has come forward with allegations of inappropriate conduct by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (pictured above) Charlotte Bennett, 25, revealed that Cuomo had questioned her about her sex life and whether she had relationships with older men while Lindsey Boylan revealed in a February Medium post that the governor had tried to kiss her on the lips during a 2017 flight. A third accuser, Anna Ruch, 33, then came forward telling the NYT that Cuomo put his...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A random attack from behind has left another member of the Asian community seriously hurt. Police sources told CBS2’s Cory James that right after the suspect stabbed the man in the back on Thursday night, he told a stranger what he did. Now, there are more calls for change and questions about what is classified as a hate crime when it comes to violence against Asian-Americans. READ MORE: Exclusive: Asian Woman Attacked With Pepper Spray In Manhattan; Victim Believes She Was Targeted Due To Her Race Sources told James that police at the 5th Precinct have a possible suspect in custody who they are questioning about a potential hate crime. They said that man, a 23-year-old, walked into the district attorney’s office on Hogan Place after the incident and told a security guard he had just stabbed someone. The incident was captured on video. The footage moves quickly, as did the unprovoked attack. A man is seen walking near the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan when he is stabbed in the back. Within seconds the suspect takes...
    This article was medically reviewed by Medhat Mikhael, MD, a pain management specialist and medical director of the non-operative program at the Spine Health Center at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California.  Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. You may be able to relieve lower back pain with better posture and stretching exercises. kokouu/Getty Images Lower back pain when sitting is common, as this position puts more pressure on your spine than standing up or lying down. Lower back pain when sitting can also be exacerbated by poor posture, sciatica, a herniated disc, or spinal problems.  To relieve lower back pain when sitting, you can adopt good posture, try a few key stretching exercises, and make sure you're getting up every 20 minutes or so.  Visit Insider's Health...
    Never mind the political messenger: When it comes to COVID-19 guidance, trust the message, experts say First look: Puzzle game Maquette puts a new spin on the classic love story Oil prices fall back as lower OPEC demand outlook offsets support from the U.S. vaccine rollout © Agence France-Presse/Getty Images FUTURES MOVERS Load Error Oil futures fell on Monday, as a lower demand outlook from OPEC outweighed earlier support from the potential economic lift from the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries lowered its oil-demand estimate, and that led to selling, said Phil Flynn, senior markets analyst at The Price Futures Group. In a monthly report Monday, OPEC cut its forecast for 2021 oil-demand growth. It cited “uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 and the labor market” on the outlook for transportation fuel in developed economies during the first half of next year for the lowered forecast. OPEC cut its 2021 forecast for world oil-demand growth to 5.9 million barrels a day, down 350,000 barrels a day...
    ABC/Eric McCandless Injuries are common for professional dancers, as their work is grueling and takes a lot out of a person physically. This isn’t untrue of the cast of Dancing With the Stars either, as more than one dancer has revealed a behind-the-scenes injury this season. After the Season 29 semi-finals, pro dancer Sasha Farber opened up to Entertainment Tonight about an injury that occurred during dress rehearsals prior to the show. Apparently, Farber suffered a lower back injury and was not able to rehearse for the show that day while everyone else did. Justina Machado, his celebrity partner, rehearsed instead with Brandon Armstrong, a dancer who had previously been on the show until his partner, Jeannie Mai had to leave the show due to health concerns.Farber Could Not Rehearse on Monday View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sasha Farber (@sashafarber1) During Monday’s rehearsal before the show, Farber was not able to rehearse because of his lower back injury. At the last minute, he decided to perform during the show, though he had...
    Stretching your hamstrings can help you stay flexible and prevent lower back pain. Insider Stretching the muscles in your lower back can help improve flexibility and prevent lower back pain.  Stretching other muscles such as the glutes, hamstrings, and calves promotes proper movement when bending, which may help prevent and alleviate lower back pain. People who perform lifting, bending, and twisting activities are most likely to be affected by low back pain. This article was medically reviewed by Joey Thurman, CSCS, CPT, FNS, a Chicago-based fitness expert and MYX Fitness coach. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Lower back pain is extremely common. As many as 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and up to 20% of adults experience back pain in a given year.  Anyone can suffer from back pain, even children. However, advancing age, being overweight and a sedentary lifestyle are all risk factors, according to the National Institutes of Health. One of the most common causes of back pain is work-related stress on the body. A 2014 study found that more...
    TikTok Star Dixie DAmelio Says Shes Single After Apparent Noah Beck Breakup Hong Kong Seen Selling Bills to Mop Up Cash After Ant’s IPO Could the Pirates bring back Chris Archer at a lower salary? Although the Pirates declined right-hander Chris Archer’s $11 million option over the weekend, his time with the franchise might not be up. Cherington said the Pirates are open to re-signing Archer at a lower cost, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette tweets. “Our relationship with Chris is in a good enough spot where we can keep that door cracked,” Cherington stated. “Certainly, he’ll want to listen and see what’s out there.” Archer had a well-documented disastrous run in Pittsburgh, which paid a fortune for him in a 2018 trade with Tampa Bay. He didn’t pitch at all this season after undergoing thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in June, though the 32-year-old could be an intriguing buy-low candidate. © John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Chris Archer had a well-documented disastrous run in Pittsburgh. The Pirates may have also moved on from righty Dovydas Neverauskas this...
    U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co and French luxury goods giant LVMH are in talks to settle their dispute over a $16 billion takeover at a price slightly lower than initially agreed, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The negotiations were based on a price in the range of $131-$134 for each Tiffany share, against the $135 price when the deal was first agreed last November. An agreement at the bottom of that range would save LVMH, led by billionaire businessman Bernard Arnault, about $480 million on the initial $16.2 billion purchase price. The initial deal ran into trouble last month when the French group said it could no longer complete the transaction by the November 24 deadline. The owner of brands such as Louis Vuitton, led by billionaire Bernard Arnault (above), is reportedly in talks with Tiffany & Co to settle their dispute over a $16 billion takeover A Louis Vuitton store in Las Vegas is seen in a file photo. According to the merger agreement, a material adverse effect is triggered if Tiffany's business underperforms its...
    President Donald Trump called New York a 'ghost town' as he slammed Democratic lockdowns for triggering economic crisis in cities like the Big Apple during Thursday's presidential debate. In the tedious debate Trump accused Democratic nominee Joe Biden of trying to destroy the economy through lockdowns to curb the coronavirus crisis. 'If you go and look at what has happened to New York, it’s a ghost town. Take a look at what’s happening to New York. It’s dying,' Trump said on the debate stage in Nashville, Tennessee. He pointed out how restaurants in New York have been forced to adapt to coronavirus precautions such as using plexiglass and minimizing traffic flow indoors. 'When you talk about plexiglass, these are restaurants that are dying. These are businesses with no money. Putting up plexiglass is unbelievably expensive and it’s not the answer. I mean, you’re going to sit there in a cubicle wrapped in plastic?' he said.  President Donald Trump called New York a 'ghost town' as he slammed Democratic lockdowns for triggering economic crisis in cities like the Big Apple...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City public schools won’t be returning to in-person classes until Sept. 21, but that’s not the case for all the schools in New York City. New safety precautions are in place in both public and charter school classrooms. Students are adapting to the changes, and are happy to finally get back to class. School is already in session at the Greater Oaks Charter School on the Lower East Side. High fives are replaced with elbow bumps and things look a little different: Classes are cut in half, everyone must wear masks, follow safe social distancing rules and hand sanitation stations are everywhere. But for the 6th-8th grade students like Josiah Wells Williams, their enthusiasm for learning hasn’t changed. “I love education. And I love learning. So I was happy to come to school,” he told CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez. Principal Timberly Wilson gave Sanchez a tour. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health...
    (CNN)Tiger Woods looked to be in a spot of bother ahead of the first round of The Northern Trust in Massachusetts Thursday, but it was nothing a cold bottle of water couldn't fix. The problem arose after a therapist had applied hot oils, normally only used on Woods' injury-prone lower back, to his neck, causing it to heat up. Woods was seen pressing a water bottle against his neck before going on to hit three-under at TPC Boston.Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features"I had put some pretty hot oils on there," he later told reporters. "My lower back's used to it, it's accustomed to it, we do it all the time so I can get loose. But I decided to put some up on my neck. It's not as tolerant as my lower back. "The whole idea is to keep my spine loose, my spine's not what it used to be and never will be." Read MoreWoods finished the day four shots off leaders Harris English, Kevin Streelman, Cameron Davis and Russell Henley in a congested leaderboard.Playing his...
    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a hot start Thursday before even hitting his first shot. The images of Woods on the practice range rubbing his upper back with a towel and placing a cold bottle of water on the back of his neck was alarming for someone who has endured four back surgeries. He said last month at the Memorial that he has days when his back doesn't feel right. This wasn't one of them. Woods had some heating oils applied to his upper back before teeing off in The Northern Trust, and they were a little spicy. He was rubbing off the excess and trying to cool it down with the water. Once he got on the TPC Boston, it took him a little more time to heat up. Woods didn't make a birdie until a two-putt on the par-5 18th hole as he made the turn, and then he ran off four birdies in a six-hole stretch on the front nine for a 3-under 68. That left him...
    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a hot start Thursday before even hitting his first shot. The images of Woods on the practice range rubbing his upper back with a towel and placing a cold bottle of water on the back of his neck was alarming for someone who has endured four back surgeries. He said last month at the Memorial that he has days when his back doesn’t feel right. This wasn’t one of them. Woods had some heating oils applied to his upper back before teeing off in The Northern Trust, and they were a little spicy. He was rubbing off the excess and trying to cool it down with the water. Once he got on the TPC Boston, it took him a little more time to heat up. Woods didn’t make a birdie until a two-putt on the par-5 18th hole as he made the turn, and then he ran off four birdies in a six-hole stretch on the front nine for a 3-under 68. That left him four shots behind Harris English...
    Both sit-ups and crunches can be helpful ab exercises, but there are a few key differences. Getty/Tom Grill The main difference between sit-ups and crunches is the range of motion involved in each core exercise.  Whereas sit-ups require you to move all the way up, close to your knees, crunches only have you move slightly off the ground.  As a result, sit-ups can activate more muscles than crunches, but they may also present a greater injury risk.  This article was medically reviewed by Joey Thurman, CSCS, CPT, FNS, a Chicago-based fitness expert and MYX Fitness coach. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Working your abdominal muscles is important for more than just aesthetic reasons. Having a strong core brings numerous health benefits, like improved balance and stability.  Two of the most popular abdominal exercises are sit-ups and crunches. While the two are frequently referenced interchangeably, the moves are performed in different ways and they target different muscles. Whereas crunches specifically target your ab muscles, sit-ups activate more muscles than just those in your core.  Here are the main differences between the...
    (The Conversation)For thousands of years, humans have rested on the ground using variations of a squat, cross-legged or a kneeling position. And despite the availability of chairs and things to sit on, sitting on the floor is still common in many cultures.According to reports, many English-speaking people refer to floor sitting as "Indian style," though it's also known as "Turkish style." In Korea, it's called "Yangban style" -- named after the traditional ruling class. While in Japan, the formal way to sit is called "seiza," which involves sitting on the heels with the knees resting on the floor.In yoga, sitting cross-legged on the floor is known as "sukhasana" or lotus -- claimed to have been designed to stretch the muscles, improve posture and bring peace of mind. Some people claim that if you sit in this position while eating it helps digestion.These cross-legged, squatting and kneeling positions stretch your hips, legs, pelvis and spine helping to promote natural flexibility and movement. Given that people now spend increasing amounts of time sitting during the day, should we be opting for the...
    Months of being confined at home and the inability to go for a walk or hit the gym has led to stiffening of muscles and backache among many. Actress and fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty has a few simple yoga tips. On Monday, Shilpa shared a video on her verified Instagram account where she can be seen performing Vyaghrasana, Marjariasana, and Utthana Vyaghrasana among other asanas that help enhance flexibility of the body. “Our bodies are getting rusty without the same movement, agility, and exercise we were accustomed to; before this pandemic hit us. Daily travels have drastically reduced for a majority of us, leaving us with very little physical activity. Shilpa Shetty Is Co-Author to a Digital Book on Emotional Wellness Titled ‘The Magic Immunity Pill: Lifestyle’ For me, carrying my 5-month baby is affecting my lower back… So, I’ve been practicing a combination of yoga asanas like Vyaghrasana, Marjariasana, and Utthana Vyaghrasana. This combination gives my body some much-needed stretches and flexes, strengthens my back, and stretches the abdominal muscles. It also improves mobility in the hips, relieves stiffness...
    When our state Legislature adjourned from a special session nearly a month ago, lawmakers again left several important issues unresolved, from police reform to COVID-19 relief funds to energy use. Tragedy, suffering and outrage continues to unfold in our communities, maintaining the need for lawmakers to convene through additional special sessions and address top priorities. Among the many important pieces of legislation for state lawmakers to consider is the Energy Conservation and Optimization (ECO) Act. Gary A. SwansonThe ECO Act is a bipartisan proposal to make common-sense updates to our state’s energy efficiency program, thereby reducing energy costs and generating new local jobs — both of which have never been more critical as Minnesotans continue to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet inexplicably, this bill is being held up by Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, when all it needs is an up or down vote on the Senate floor to pass. A proven source of jobs and revenue The state’s energy efficiency program, formally referred to as the Conservation Improvement Program or “CIP,” has been a proven...
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