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    (CBS) – Hot Bench is back with all-new episodes starring Tanya Acker, Patricia DiMango and Michael Corriero. This week’s episodes feature a whole new slate of cases including rent disputes, loans and more. CBS‘ Matt Weiss spoke to Acker, DiMango and Corriero about this week’s cases as well as the upcoming fallout from the eviction moratoriums from COVID-19. RELATED: Don Diamont On Returning To Young And The Restless: Really A Thrill MW: Hi everyone, nice to see you all today! This year has seen every walk of life be impacted by the pandemic, often in ways people wouldn’t even really think about. How has the legal system been impacted? PM: COVID has definitely had an impact on the New York state Criminal Court system and Supreme Court criminal term. The cases are taking much longer to get to. They’ve been adjourned at great lengths unless there’s some real potential matter...
    Whats her secret? 6 miles in the snow didnt stop 90-year-old woman from getting a COVID-19 vaccine Perseverance rover is coming in for a Mars landing today Hospitals in rural communities across the U.S. have long faced financial woes, with dozens of cash-strapped facilities closing over the past decade. But COVID-19 is threatening to close many more small hospitals in less populated regions, threatening the quality of care for millions of Americans.  © Getty Images/iStockphoto Blurry photo of hospital walk way with bright blue lighting. White floor with cool tone color with light tunnel in the middle of picture. A recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office concluded that more than a quarter of rural hospitals faced significant financial distress even before the pandemic, forcing them to potentially pull back on offering health care services or even to close down. Executives at rural hospitals that have managed to stayed afloat...
    Life expectancy in the United States fell by one year in the first half of 2020 when the coronavirus arrived and caused a first wave of deaths. Miami World – AP The number fell particularly among minorities: three years less for blacks and almost two for Hispanics, according to the study published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC for its acronym in English). “This is a significant decline,” observed Robert Anderson, the CDC’s director of statistics. “The last time something like this was seen was in the 1940s, during World War II.” Other experts believed that the figure shows the magnitude of the crisis caused by COVID-19, not only in terms of deaths caused directly by the disease but also by related factors such as heart attacks or cancer. “The most shocking thing about these numbers is that they only correspond to the first half of...
    Much like the "Small World" song and its incessant, repeated promises of "laughter" and "hope," Hong Kong Disneyland is once again teasing fans with the possibility of actually setting foot inside the theme park. Hong Kong Disneyland, which has already reopened twice, only to shut back down both times, has announced its latest reopening date amid the global coronavirus pandemic. "I could not be more thrilled to announce that our park will be reopened on February 19, to welcome guests to experience the magic of our 15th anniversary and our new Castle of Magical Dreams," said Michael Moriarty, the managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, in a news release issued Wednesday. "I want to give thanks for the support of our guests and the countless efforts from our cast members during this challenging time." 'WORLD'S FASTEST ROLLER COASTER' WILL TRAVEL AT INTIMIDATING SPEED Once reopened, the Chinese theme park will mandate a...
    Bloomberg Life expectancy in the US drops a full year in 2020 (Bloomberg) – America’s life expectancy declined by a full year in the first half of 2020, the biggest drop since World War II, amid the devastation caused by Covid-19, according to provisional data from the National Center From Health Statistics (NCHS), life expectancy at birth fell from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.8 years. The report also showed widening disparities along racial and gender lines. The life expectancy of black men fell three years, while the difference between the sexes increased to 5.4 years, the largest increase in more than two decades. The figures capture the impact of a pandemic that has been directly responsible for nearly half a million deaths in the US Recent research revealed that the overall figure may be even higher once indirect effects are considered, such as people who died because they delayed...
    A first-time mom who lives on a remote Alaskan island has opened up about how she had to quarantine nearly 800 miles away from her home for 10 weeks to give birth to twin daughters as the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cara Lestenkof-Mandregan, 27, and her boyfriend, John Melovidov, are from St. Paul Island, which is located off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea. She told Good Morning America that the village's 400 or so residents have to take a three-hour flight to Anchorage for specialized medical treatment.    The healthcare aide, who works at the island's only medical center, found out she was pregnant in 2019. She thought she would only have to fly to the mainland a few times before giving birth — but then she learned she was having twins.   Isolated: Cara Lestenkof-Mandregan, 27, and her boyfriend, John Melovidov, quarantined in Anchorage, Alaska, for 10 weeks before...
    OUR battle with Covid-19 is doubtless taking its toll on the nation’s mental health. Whether we’re feeling anxious about how the coronavirus is affecting our loved ones directly, or its knock-on effects – on our jobs, our children’s education – it’s a challenging time for absolutely everybody. A lot of us have been losing sleep, missing loved ones and fretting over the future. A survey by Public Health England shows that around half of us say that our mental health has been badly affected by the pandemic. So The Sun has teamed up with the Every Mind Matters campaign to lend a helping hand. 3 Stressful environment ... home is where everything is right now, and both kids and parents need to establish new routines that work for them Here, we reveal top tips and coping strategies, as well as share information on where to find more help if you...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Janet Mills is going to deliver a virtual “state of the budget” address that'll include a salute to the state's first responders, businesses and regular people who're fighting to slow the pandemic. Mill's remarks will shown on television on Maine Public as well as streamed online on Feb. 23 in lieu of a traditional address to a joint session of the Legislature, her office announced Wednesday. Mills said she'll use the speech to honor those who've lost their lives during the pandemic, discuss the impact of the health crisis on the state, and share her vision for economic recovery. “The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on our state, as it has every state, taking the lives of loved ones, separating us from our friends and family, and changing how we go about our everyday lives. But amid these difficult challenges, we have seen the...
    Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who has been selected to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.Susan Walsh | AP The United States needs to rapidly deploy Covid-19 vaccines and ramp up its surveillance before highly contagious variants take hold or the virus mutates again and makes the pandemic even worse, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday. Three variants first identified in the U.K., South Africa and Brazil have given researchers some concern, according to a research opinion she wrote with White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci. A CDC study published in January warned that the variant found in the U.K., known as B.1.1.7, is likely to become the dominant strain circulating in the U.S. by March. The B.1.1.7 variant has proven to be highly transmissible, and "preliminary data suggest the...
    The medical revolution linked to the pandemic: the development of an mRNA vaccine against cancer begins
    LBV In a time of mass tragedy and unspeakable loss, of course Joss Sackler would release a line of “bold impact daywear and evening attire for lighting up the night.” It’s austerity for most, but “disco-glam energy” for whoever it is that buys the clothing of a line founded by the wife of Oxycontin heir David. (Elizabeth Kennedy is the brand’s creative director.) The brand’s 2019 fashion week debut was met with protest. Courtney Love, a former heroin addict, reportedly declined a $100,000 offer to attend its 2019 show. Many activists wondered how a woman connected to the family responsible for pushing Oxycontin on doctors and patients without acknowledging its addictiveness, could have the audacity to start a luxury brand. Sackler blamed all criticism on sexism, alleging in a fiery Facebook post that a New York Times story on her line reduced her identity “to only being someone’s wife, thereby...
    DENVER (AP)– Gov. Jared Polis is delivering his third annual state of the state address to lawmakers on Wednesday. Polis is expected to call for quick action on a $1 billion-plus stimulus plan to jump-start Colorado’s pandemic-battered economy. That plan focuses on creating jobs in transportation infrastructure and other areas. Colorado’s unemployment rate surpassed 8% in January, with thousands of jobs lost during the coronavirus pandemic in the hospitality and service industries. RELATED: Imprisoned For Computer-Scamming Older Adults, Swindler Safder Iqbal Asks CBS4 For Best Offer For Interview  (credit: CBS) The Democratic governor also wants lawmakers to advance his efforts to expand affordable health care access to residents. Those efforts include increased transparency in prescription drug pricing and a state-run health insurance option that’s opposed by minority Republican lawmakers. WATCH: CBSN Live Gov. Jared Polis State of the State Address 10 a.m. RELATED: Littleton Police Schedules News Conference To Discuss...
    How a Data Nerd Tackled Buying a House 2022 McLaren Artura: High-Performance Hybrid Sports Car For the past year, we’ve had to scrutinize every appointment we’ve made, every errand we’ve run, and every invitation we’ve accepted or declined. It’s been a constant exercise in risk management. Is possible exposure to COVID-19 worth holding onto a steady paycheck, keeping my child in school, picking up some toiletries, getting a haircut, seeing a friend? © Photo: Africa Studio (Shutterstock) One unfortunate side effect is that some parents are choosing to skip routine preventative dental care appointments in favor of keeping kids home and germ-free—or they’re finding it challenging to get an appointment now due to a backlog of visits and social distancing practices. As CNN reports, citing a survey released by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health: Since the pandemic began, 40% of parents have avoided seeking care...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. This story was produced by Wisconsin Watch. Calvin Johnson spent his final weeks at Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution wracked in pandemic anxiety, a former cellmate recalled. He closely tracked COVID-19’s spread in and outside of the medium-security state prison — eyeing infection counts in surrounding Crawford County and across Wisconsin. Johnson, who grew up in Milwaukee and was affectionately called “Chicken,” wore a mask at all times in the cramped cell that he shared with three others, said Randy Forsterling, one of the cellmates. Johnson, 52, lived with high blood pressure, asthma and the sense that COVID-19 would kill him. “I was given 13 years for my crime. I was not given a death sentence,” Johnson, who was convicted of armed...
    Extreme weather may delay reaching herd immunity, experts warn South slammed by 2nd dangerous storm: Latest forecast TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus has a new start-up called Certific, which aims to improve the experience of testing for the coronavirus remotely. Certific is an app that instructs users on how to take Covid-19 tests, with trained doctors at the ready to verify the test result and provide certification. The idea is that users will eventually be able to use these certificates for recreation or traveling abroad. © Provided by CNBC Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder and chairman of TransferWise, speaks at a tech conference in London on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. LONDON — Taavet Hinrikus took on the financial services industry with an online platform for international money transfers. His next target is the viral pandemic that has defined the last 12 months. The TransferWise co-founder on Wednesday launched a new...
    By The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS -- British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says he will urge the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. Britain holds the council presidency this month and Raab is chairing a virtual high-level meeting of the U.N.’s most powerful body on the problem of ensuring access to vaccines in conflict areas on Wednesday. Diplomats said 11 foreign ministers are expected to speak, including U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Britain says more than 160 million people are at risk of being excluded from coronavirus vaccinations because they live in countries engulfed in conflict and instability including Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. “Global vaccination coverage is essential to beating coronavirus,” Raab said ahead of the meeting. “That is why the U.K. is calling for a vaccination cease-fire to allow COVID-19 vaccines...
    UNITED NATIONS — British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says he will urge the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. Britain holds the council presidency this month and Raab is chairing a virtual high-level meeting of the U.N.’s most powerful body on the problem of ensuring access to vaccines in conflict areas on Wednesday. Diplomats said 11 foreign ministers are expected to speak, including U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Britain says more than 160 million people are at risk of being excluded from coronavirus vaccinations because they live in countries engulfed in conflict and instability including Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. “Global vaccination coverage is essential to beating coronavirus,” Raab said ahead of the meeting. “That is why the U.K. is calling for a vaccination cease-fire to allow COVID-19 vaccines to reach people living...
    States top COVID-19 official latest to step down during pandemic Lightning lockdowns curb virus in Melbourne, Auckland Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images A global chip shortage is wreaking havoc on everything from cars to game consoles. Here are the industries most affected by the ongoing scarcity. A computer chip shortage caused by the pandemic is beginning to impact a range of industries.  The auto industry has been the hardest hit, leading some automakers to slash production.  The shortage is now affecting the smartphone, PC, and game console industries as well.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a computer chip shortage, and it's wreaking havoc on the automotive...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An 84-year-old grandfather lost his life over what the family said marks another instance of hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. Vichar Ratanapakdee, of San Francisco, stayed healthy throughout the pandemic, and recently received his COVID-19 vaccine. As he does every morning, he went for a walk through the neighborhood, but this most recent time, Ratanapakdee was assaulted. Ratanapakdee was attacked, causing bleeding in his brain, and he later died. A 19-year-old suspect is charged with murder and elder abuse in the attack. “This wasn’t driven by economics, that this, this was driven by hate,” said Ratanapakdee’s son-in-law Eric Lawson. Ratanapakdee’s death is part of a surge in reported attacks against Asian Americans across California during the pandemic. In Oakland, a man walked up behind a 91-year-old man and threw him to the ground — one of more than 20 similar assaults and...
    Senators Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton announced Tuesday that they are preparing a bill that would link an increase in the federal minimum wage with guarantees that companies will verify the legal status of their employees. Romney, who in the past tried to universalize the use of the electronic job verification system E-Verify, said they are preparing a proposal that includes an “automatic increase in the minimum wage in line with inflation.” “Congress has not raised the minimum wage in over a decade and this has left many Americans behind,” Romney said in a couple of posts on his Twitter account. “Our proposal gradually increases the minimum wage without this costing jobs, with automatic increases according to inflation, and requires employers to verify the legal status of workers,” he added. For his part, Cotton said on the same social network that Americans currently have to “compete” against millions of undocumented...
    President Joe Biden stopped short of listing a specific point in time when life will return to normal following the coronavirus pandemic after being asked Tuesday night, but he hoped that by “next Christmas” the country would be in a “very different place.” WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 16: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks briefly to reporters on his way to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on February 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) “They tell me be careful not to predict things that you don’t know for certain what’s going to happen because then you’ll be held accountable,” Biden answered when asked by host Anderson Cooper when the pandemic “is going to be done?” “By next Christmas I think we’ll be in a very different circumstance, God willing, than we are today,” he added. (RELATED: White House Announces Largest Increase In...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A major effort is underway to help local art and cultural institutions that have been hit hard by the pandemic. The new LA Arts Recovery Fund hopes to provide some much needed support.Art, from performance to the visual, is said to be food for the soul. But since the pandemic, museums, art galleries and theaters have shuttered."This has devastated the sector and so we've heard from hundreds of organizations, we also know artists, and others creative workers they employ really looking for relief and ways to get to recovery," said Kristin Sakoda, Director, LA County Department of Arts & Culture.Help is on the way, thanks to the J. Paul Getty Trust which initiated the recovery fund. The $38.5 million fund will give small and midsize art-based nonprofit groups a much needed financial shot in the arm.Antonia Hernandez is the CEO of the California Community Foundation which...
    “They say that love makes you blind, but in politics it is not the case”, immediately announces Guy Verhofstadt in the 2-minute video posted on social networks, this Saturday, February 13. In this little film, the MEP returns without taking any tweezers on the European vaccination strategy which he considers to be a “fiasco”. “I love the European Union, there is no doubt about it. I think that in these complicated times, European integration is the only way forward on this continent. But that does not mean that we have to close our eyes when something is wrong. On the contrary, if you believe in Europe and love it, it is your duty to make your voice heard especially when Europe is below its potential and does not meet your expectations. This is precisely what is happening at the moment with the vaccination campaign. ” To back...
    A water bottle a day keeps the madness away (or at least gives you a way to track how many days have passed). Lina Batarags / Insider I arrived in Singapore on January 8 and spent 14 days quarantined alone in a hotel room. The key to maintaining my sanity was a mindset I referred to as "low power mode." My daily steps topped out at 150, and the meals got repetitive, but you can order food (and wine). Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 6, nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, I boarded the longest flight in the world. It was the dead of winter when I left New York City's JFK airport. For ten months, as borders opened and closed and COVID cases around the world surged, two coworkers and I had been delaying a move overseas to launch a new bureau...
    New York : They clean with ultraviolet light since May Photo: WWW.MTA.INFO/PRESS / Courtesy Starting next Monday the 22nd, the New York Subway will only close from 2 to 4 am, almost ten months after the legendary 24-hour service was suspended. Pat Foye, president and CEO of the MTA, announced yesterday that the trains will now run 22 hours a day, with a break in the early morning, reported Pix11. Since May 6, the New York Subway has been closed from 1 to 5 a.m. for a deep cleaning and an attempt to evict the homeless who, in many cases, take to the streets, only to return to wandering in stations, wagons and / or buses. Now, almost a year later and as the increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations for coronavirus has fallen after two waves, the state agency MTA is prepared...
    New York : While shoveling mountains of snow in front of the hotel where he works at the Theater District of the Big Apple, the Dominican Cristian Quiñones, 21, claims to be one of the lucky few who still has a job, in one of New York’s hospitality industries, which for eleven months is seeing the worst face of the pandemic. “Most of the hotels are closed here. There are no tourists. Nobody comes. And the few that are open do not even have 5% of their capacity ”, says the islander in a few words. Although its short description summarizes the dimensions of the devastation which has already been specified by the New York City Hotel Association (HANYC): a lot of more than 200 hotels have definitively closed their doors due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Cristian says that most of his Hispanic companions, in the different...
    February 16, 2021 7 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Seven years ago, Mauricio Vázquez, Oscar Vega and Daniel Müller wanted to get away from the world of traditional event planning agencies. For this reason, the three friends came together to form a different model to a traditional meeting planner that focused on the specialized follow-up of clients in each step of the planning process. This is how Yo Planner was born, a network of specialist event organizers that helps its clients in the search, negotiation and operation of specific events such as convention groups, incentive trips and conferences. “It is a risk to start from scratch, not to have a salary and yet with the experience and the...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the strengths and resilience of European societies and economies in the face of a public health crisis that continues to impact global stability. The extent of its impact on the global economy is yet to be determined. McKinsey estimates that 59 million jobs in the EU-27 could be at risk. The pandemic has also exposed important gaps and missions for the future. According to the World Economic Forum on Global Risks Report, Global Risks Report 2021, we are far from out of the woods: infectious diseases and risks to livelihoods are the two main global concerns in the near term. Despite the challenges, the current disruptions provide an opportunity to re-prioritize the recovery and strengthen positive trends that can help make European societies and economies more inclusive, more sustainable and more resilient to future shocks. Five catalysts for change will help Europe to emerge...
    The British government must avoid abruptly withdrawing measures to support the economy once restrictions are relaxed in the face of the pandemic and before considering any tax hike to reduce the huge deficit, the IFS research center said on Tuesday. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), much listened to on public finance issues, unveils in a press release a series of recommendations for Finance Minister Rishi Sunak before the budget presentation on March 3. Since taking office just a year ago, this will be the second budget for the minister but the 15th time he will make announcements, a sign of the challenge of responding to the health crisis. Extended support to households and employers The next budget must “understand targeted extensions of support to households and employers over the coming months“and “establish a plan for their withdrawal” progressive, according to the IFS. He mentions for example the extension...
    BILL Gates has claimed it's "very easy" to solve the Covid pandemic when comparing it to the global climate change crisis. The 65-year-old Microsoft co-founder revealed he isn't too worried about combating the coronavirus pandemic prior to the release of his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. 5According to the billionaire, the world adds 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year 5Bill Gates insists 'climate change will cause far more deaths' than the coronavirus pandemicCredit: AFP or licensors 5Bill Gates expressed his confidence that the 'pandemic will come to an end'Credit: Getty Images - Getty During an interview with BBC News, the American tech tycoon said: "Well, the pandemic will come to an end because these amazing vaccines were invented in a year and we're trying to scale them up and adopt to the variance. "But, compared to climate change - that's very, very...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s been a surge in fraud and counterfeit PPE cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Counterfeit respirators even made it to the frontline in Minnesota. 3M is taking an active stand to prevent them from getting to our health care heroes. At the start of the pandemic, the rush was on to find respirators. RELATED: Minnesota Weather: Mercury To Move Above Zero After Brutal Tuesday Morning “We started looking for N95s right away because those were the most difficult things to source,” Department of Administration Commissioner Alice Roberts-Davis said. Her department was tasked with securing PPE for the state’s critical care supplies work group to make sure health care providers around the state had what they needed. “We were looking at everything as an opportunity, anything that seemed viable,” Roberts-Davis said. So when a company approached them with an offer for some 3M N95 masks,...
    The IBEX 35 continues to rise and, at a rate of 1.8%, is trading at 8,203 points. “The Ibex 35 stabilizes in the middle of the range between the intermediate technical references. At the top, the zone of maximums between 8,322 and 8,439 points. At the bottom, the zone between the minimum of DIC20 located at 7,663 and the low of the current year established in 7,713 points. The movement is prolonged, enough to cause a flattening of the average of 40 sessions, and leaves easily identifiable levels “, says Luis Francisco Ruiz, director of analysis of Investment strategies that believes that “Approaches to the base of the movement, 7,713 / 7,663 points, allow testing long or buying positions. Approximations to the displacement ceiling, 8,322 / 8,439 points, allow testing short or selling positions. “See more … The Ibex 35 closely follows the negotiations within the Democratic Party...
    The name of Zayra Gutiérrez is more present than ever in the media thanks to the pandemic. And it is that the daughter of Guti and Arancha de Benito has been caught on several occasions at illegal parties in the middle of a pandemic. The 20-year-old has been seen more than once in these types of mass gatherings skipping sanitary measures, and is that the assistants are not cut by publishing photos and videos on social networks. Recently, he has even published a video without keeping social distance with Manuel and Cristian, two participants of The island of temptations. But, even more serious, the footballer’s daughter has been caught again at another party. And it is that, although he apologized for doing it the first time, he has repeated it several times, so Save me has made a decision about it and is going to make evidence available to the...
    Smart home products that are actually worth the money 2021 stage points for the NASCAR Cup Series John Oliver returns from hiatus to discuss how the next pandemic could happen Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad John Oliver is back... with some grim news. On Sunday, the comedian returned to HBO fresh from hiatus and ready to discuss the one topic "no one wants to hear" about: the pandemic. But it's not the current pandemic Oliver wants to focus on, it's the next big outbreak of disease. During the episode of Last Week Tonight, Oliver really dug into the what the next pandemic might look like, but first offered this disclaimer: "If you want to see a British person do something hot or interesting, go watch Bridgerton." With that out of the way, Oliver went on to warn that "scientists attempted to warn us about...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost photo by Peter CallaghanReigning in Gov. Tim Walz is at the top of the Senate GOP's agenda.Two hearings held on the same day last week offered plenty of evidence that the Minnesota Senate and House aren’t working together on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senate, controlled by Republicans, held a hearing on two bills: one to let businesses open without restrictions if they have safety plans in place, another to give either chamber of the Legislature veto power over future declarations of peacetime emergencies. It is those declarations that have given Gov. Tim Walz the legal authority to impose emergency orders to close business closures or restrict school re-openings. Meanwhile, the DFL-controlled House held a hearing about making...
    Ending the coronavirus pandemic is 'very, very easy' when compared to the challenges involved in tackling the climate change crisis, warns Bill Gates.  The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft has a new book out called 'How to Avoid a Climate Disaster' where he sets out the 'urgency of addressing climate change'. In his book Gates says he is an 'imperfect messenger' due to his wealth, houses and travel, admitting he even took a private jet to the 2015 Paris climate summit.  During promotion for the book Gates told BBC News that solving climate change would be 'the most amazing thing humanity has ever done'.    He said that compared to the sacrifices and efforts required to properly forestall a major life ending climate crisis, ending Covid-19 was 'very, very easy'. 'The pandemic will come to an end because these amazing vaccines were invented in a year and we're trying to scale them...
    The COVID-19 pandemic caused that last year in Mexico City (CDMX) 418,913 square meters (m2) of offices were abandoned, which is equivalent to 6.6 times the almost 63,600 meters measured by the Azteca Stadium, due to to the fact that many companies chose to adopt the home office modality to avoid contagion of the coronavirus or because some companies ‘shrunk’ and adopted smaller spaces, according to data shared by the real estate market statistics platform SiiLA. “During the third and fourth quarters of 2020, 90 percent of these square meters were vacated. There was a lot of unemployment impacted by the pandemic. We do not know what will happen in the short term, at least in the next year ”, said José Carlos Alemán, CEO of SiiLA. In annual terms, the unemployment of government agencies, companies, agencies, consulting firms and offices, among others, more than doubled, going from...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — We are always Working for Chicago, identifying trends and sharing tips to help you get back on your feet. This morning, CBS 2 is taking a look at the future of the working world, particularly for women. So many have left their jobs during the pandemic. President Joe Biden even called COVID-19’s effect on women a “national emergency.” RELATED: Chicago Weather: Winter Storm Warning In Effect; Heavy Snowfall Brining 8-12 Inches Morning Insider Lauren Victory takes us inside a mini-renaissance that may be on the horizon for working parents. Meet Priya Taneja’s sons; darling, but destructive. The adorable little monsters also like to make noise during mommy’s Zoom meetings. “He comes in running, ‘Mama my finger is bleeding!’ Taneja said. His finger was fine. The cuties causing chaos are now in pre-school, and watched by a nanny, but that wasn’t possible during the first eight months of...
    As can be seen from the statement issued by the interpreter and the multinational LVMH, the business group that distributed the aforementioned clothing collections and which, in addition, is the parent company of such prestigious firms as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Loewe and Dior, the activity of Fenty in this niche of the market has had to be suspended due to the serious crisis that the sector is going through due to, among other factors, the coronavirus pandemic. “Rihanna and LVMH have jointly made the decision to put Fenty’s activity on hold on the European continent, pending the improvement of market conditions,” says an excerpt from the note published by the specialized media WWD.
    EFE videos The Japanese GDP registered its second worst fall in 2020, of 4.8%, due to the covid Tokyo, Feb 15 (EFE) .- The Japanese economy contracted 4.8% in 2020, affected by the covid pandemic, in which it represents the second worst annual decline in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and its first fall from a record 5.7% decline in 2009. The coronavirus pandemic has dragged the Japanese economy to its worst level in eleven years since it was hit by the global financial crisis following the 2008 bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, which led to to bankrupt many businesses and caused job cuts. Thus, the fall of 2020, according to preliminary data from the Japanese Cabinet Office, is the second worst since these data began to be recorded in 1955. Among the factors that most contributed to the fall of the Japanese economy was the reduction in exports, one...
    This agreement for a vaccine against Covid-19 in Japan was given 5 months before the Olympic Games which are to take place next July. Priorities The Japan agreed on Sunday for the launch of its vaccination campaign against coronavirus. “Today the Minister of Health gave a special green light to vaccine by Pfizer “, the Prime Minister’s Office announced in a tweet. The Japanese will receive the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine. The first injections will be administered from Wednesday and will be intended for healthcare workers. Between 10 and 20,000 health workers will be given priority. The campaign will then be extended to other health workers and the elderly from April. Other coronavirus vaccines are also expected in the country, reports RTL. No strategy disclosed The launch of the vaccination campaign Japan comes five months before the opening of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The Olympic...
    How did you sleep last night? The chances are, not very well. At times of increased anxiety or financial stress, if your routine has been disrupted or you’ve drunk more booze then is normal, then a good night’s rest is the first thing to go. It’s no wonder, then, that the coronavirus has made insomniacs of us. A survey commissioned by sleep scientist Dr Guy Meadows at The Sleep School reported that 42 per cent of its 3,000 respondents think their sleep has worsened since the pandemic began. More than half said they were now ‘dissatisfied with their sleep’, citing ‘work worries’ as the main reason. Other studies report even higher figures. According to the British Sleep Society, about three-quarters of us have seen a change in sleep habits since we first heard the word ‘coronavirus’, and less than half are getting refreshing sleep. Four writers reveal how they're dealing...
    By The Associated Press ROME — On the eve of what was supposed to finally be the much-delayed opening of Italy’s ski slopes, the government yanked permission because high circulation of a coronavirus variant. Health Minister Roberto Speranza’s ordinance on Sunday forbidding amateur skiing at least until March 5 effectively kills hopes of ski lift operators and resort owners to salvage at least some of the season. The ministry noted that analyses of virus samples indicate that a variant found in Britain is present in 17.8% of recently infected people in Italy. The ski industry swiftly complained that operators have repeatedly prepared facilities only to be denied permission, as Italy’s crucial tourism industry takes another blow. The day-old government of Premier Mario Draghi promised to quickly compensate the ski sector for economic losses. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: Scientists say it’s still too early to predict the future of the coronavirus,...
    Indoor dining can resume in New York City at reduced capacity on February 12.  While many New Yorkers are eager to go out on Valentine's Day, some opt to stay home and hang out.  Here's what some New Yorkers have planned for this Valentine's Day.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The first authorized COVID-19 shots, developed by Pfizer and Moderna, have marked a new phase in the fight against the pandemic. However, there's still a long road ahead, and experts are hoping multiple vaccine programs pull through. Although business are still shut down with the pandemic, that's not stopping many New Yorkers from getting creative with their Valentine's Day plans. We asked some friends, coworkers and strangers for their plans on Valentine's Day. Here's what they had to say, along with photographs of New Yorkers who are refusing to abandon romance and connection in the days leading...
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    WHEN we asked you to spill your juiciest secrets for Fabulous’ annual sex survey, it came as no surprise that the pandemic has had a huge impact. Social-distancing rules, homeschooling struggles and fears about the virus have meant that the majority of Brits are having less sex than ever before. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7Fabulous' annual sex survey reveals that the pandemic has had a huge impact on Brits' sex livesCredit: Getty Images Though a few of you have been spicing up your sex lives in lockdown or breaking the rules for illicit romps, a bigger picture emerged from our survey, which we carried out in conjunction with Ann Summers. It seems we are in the middle of a sex recession.  “It’s no surprise that many people are reporting having less sex,” says Dr Jacqui Gabb, chief relationships officer for the...
    February 13, 2021 2:21 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York, in charge of the subway network with the largest number of stations in the world, decided to use the voice of famous people to remind its users of the safety regulations and thus avoid coronavirus infections. Messages can be heard through your public address system. “Hi, I’m Jerry Seinfeld. Please do your best to maintain social distancing on trains and stations. Staying 6 feet away is not only a great way to keep our city safe… Think how much you will save on perfume. “So says the message recorded by the comedian responsible for the popular series Seinfeld. Along with him, others 25 famous actors, musicians and athletes participate in a campaign of the subway and city buses of New York. In the initiative, they remind New Yorkers of the...
    Dave Chappelle had some very blunt thoughts about coronavirus in his new special. Chappelle recently released “Redemption Song” for his millions of fans around the globe, and he sounded off on when he caught coronavirus. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The legendary comedian talked about how most people wished him well, but some “cowards” wanted to take shots about him for working during the coronavirus pandemic. “Well, enjoy yourselves, motherf**kers, because I’m better now,” Chappelle said when talking about people who never want to leave their house and never take chances. Good for Chappelle. Seriously, good for him for saying what a lot of us have been thinking for a very long time. If you don’t feel safe, then stay in your basement. Nobody is going to force you to leave. At the same time, millions of Americans are trying to figure out...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — Communities throughout the Bay Area are celebrating the Lunar New Year despite pleas from public health officials for smaller, safer gatherings as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. “I was surprised that people still came over,” said Dan Phan. He was selling firecrackers at Grand Century Mall in San Jose’s Little Saigon. The city is home to the largest Vietnamese community in the United States. Phan estimated the crowd at the mall, which normally hosts thousands of revelers over the three day holiday, was a tenth of what it was last year. A man gets his temperature checked as he arrives at the Pao Hua Buddhist Temple in East San Jose to mark the Year of the Ox on February 12, 2021. (CBS) A few minutes away at popular Buddhist temple Chua Duc Vien, the typically elbow-to-elbow crowd was replaced with a socially distant,...
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    China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to a World Health Organization-led team probing the origins of the pandemic, one of the team's investigators said. The lack of data potentially complicating efforts to understand how the outbreak began over a year ago, after it was first detected in China's Wuhan. The team had requested raw patient data on the 174 cases of COVID-19 that China had identified from the early phase of the outbreak in Wuhan in December 2019, as well as other cases. However, they were only provided with a summary, said Dominic Dwyer, an Australian infectious diseases expert who is a member of the team. Pictured: Dominic Dwyer, a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), responds to journalists' questions, from a balcony at a hotel in Wuhan, China on  January 29, 2021 Such...
    Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, appeared sheepish on Friday as he and other governors joined Joe Biden in the Oval Office to discuss COVID relief, amid mounting calls for Cuomo to be prosecuted. Cuomo's administration has been rocked by the confession on Thursday of his top aide, Melissa DeRosa, that they deliberately hid data on nursing home COVID deaths, in the midst of a Justice Department investigation into their handling of the pandemic.  Cuomo on Friday did not take questions about the growing scandal. The New Yorker, who heads the National Governor's Association, instead praised the president in a statement released after the Oval Office meeting, saying Biden and his team 'made clear that they recognize and appreciate how critical this targeted relief is for our ability to recover from this pandemic.' White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not say on Friday whether Biden has lost confidence...
    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Friday called on governments to borrow and spend freely to reverse the economic damage of the pandemic, saying “the time to go big is now.” Yellen was speaking in a virtual meeting with G7 finance ministers and central bank governors, the first of Yellen’s tenure as Treasury Secretary. Fed chair Jerome Powell was also expected to participate. “Secretary Yellen also stressed the importance of providing further fiscal support to promote a robust and lasting recovery,” a spokesperson for the Treasury Department said in a statement. The Biden administration has proposed a $1.9 trillion spending bill that would likely raise the deficit to the highest share of GDP ever, surpassing last year’s enormous debt issuance. The Treasury noted that Yellen emphasized the commitment of the Biden Administration to “multilateralism,” stating that the United States “places a high priority on deepening our international engagement and strengthening our...
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- 3rd Space, a family-owned coworking and flexible office space in the heart of Newark, is doing its part to "Spread the Love."The company says they understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on local businesses.Due to lockdown restrictions, reduced foot traffic, and curfews, many storefronts have been forced to close or are struggling to survive."We were discussing ways we could positively support the very people who have been an essential part of our coworking community: entrepreneurs and small business owners," said Jennifer Donnolo, 3rd Space President. "The Spread the Love Sweepstakes felt like a fun and impactful way to do this."Working with Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance (Forward Ever) and their award-winning Shop Newark Program, 3rd Space will donate $6,000 total to ten (10) small businesses in Newark in an effort to boost the small business community.For the next five weeks, each will highlight a...
    The president of Cs, Inés Arrimadas, has asked for a vote to overcome four more years of independence process and has specifically appealed to socialist and popular voters: “If you felt abandoned by the governments of the PP and the PSOE in Madrid, vote Cs. If you felt disappointed by Montilla and Maragall, vote Cs. If you want a party that changes everything, vote Cs.” In the telematic act of closing the campaign of Cs this Friday in Barcelona, ​​Arrimadas has referred to all those voters they don’t want “language fines” in Catalonia and who want to lower taxes and help SMEs and the self-employed. For Arrimadas, if Cs wins the 14F, corruption in Catalonia will be uncovered for the first time: “I do not want neither the 3% nor the PSOE nor the PP, nor that of the new parties. We need 0 corruption and 0 tolerance for corruption....
    MinnPost photo by Peter CallaghanGov. Tim Walz in January proposed $7 million for the angel tax credit as part of a $52.4 billion budget plan over the next two years.When the Minnesota Legislature revived the state’s “angel” tax credit in 2019 for people who invest in local startup businesses, the pitch was that the program would help foster a booming technology sector. This year, Gov. Tim Walz and legislators from both major political parties want to renew the tax credit again, saying it’s critical for a post-COVID-19 economic recovery. “This brings in money from all across the country to Minnesota to invest in our startups here,” said Steve Grove, commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development, at a January news conference unveiling Walz’s budget plan. “These are the startups that are really going to create the next fortune 500s in Minnesota.”  In pushing the credit, the Walz administration...
    (CNN Business)For Ashley Vincent, a single mom in Binghamton, New York, delivering for DoorDash often requires some negotiation with her seven-year-old son. "We can go out tonight but you can only do six deliveries," he'll say.Vincent, a school bus driver, started working for the on-demand food delivery company this fall to supplement her income. She used to make ends meet by picking up shifts driving students on school sports trips, but those opportunities evaporated with the pandemic.A big reason she turned to DoorDash is the ability to bring her son (and sometimes her 14-year-old daughter) on deliveries if need be. The job also doesn't require her to stick to a strict schedule. "If he doesn't want to go, I'm not going to force him. I'm going to stay home," she said. Instacart is cutting more than 1,800 jobs, including its only unionized workersTo ease her son's boredom during deliveries, Vincent...
    London (CNN)The UK chairman of accounting firm KPMG is resigning after he told staff in a meeting to stop complaining about the pandemic and said that there was "no such thing as unconscious bias."In a video of the meeting published by the Daily Mail, Bill Michael can be seen telling employees they "are in a very lucky sector," and "can't play the role of victim unless you're sick, and I hope you're not sick... And if you're not, take control of your life, don't sit there and moan about it, quite frankly." He also said he thinks "there's no such thing as unconscious bias" and that the concept was "complete and utter crap" — a term the Daily Mail bleeped in the video but was widely reported by UK media. A KPMG spokesperson said they could not confirm the words Michael used but confirmed to CNN that the video published...
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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Many couples are trading in their Valentine’s Day traditions in favor of pandemic-safe celebrations. But is the celebration of love still the same? This is an opportunity for you to put your creative hat on! RELATED: Police In McKeesport Investigate Reported Stabbing You could go out to the Grandview Avenue Overlook along Mt. Washington to take in the city views this Valentine’s Day. But if standing out here in the cold is not your thing, there’s a lot of romantic, fun, and safe things you and your significant other can do virtually. If cooking is something you both enjoy, take a virtual cooking class. You can actually do that locally through Appetite 4 Seduction. But if cooking doesn’t sound like a good date to you and you’d rather get the energy pumping, you can take a virtual dance class through the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. Experts say it’s...
    (CNN)A city in California is including farmworkers among those who must receive hazard pay for the risks they are undertaking during the Covid-19 pandemic.Coachella, a Southern California city known for its popular annual music festival, passed an ordinance on Wednesday that requires retail pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants and agricultural businesses in the city to provide additional compensation to their workers given the threat they face from the coronavirus.These cities want to give grocery store workers hazard payUnder the mandate, affected businesses that employ more than 300 people nationally or more than five people in the city will have to pay their workers an additional $4 an hour for at least 120 days. The regulation would also prevent businesses from retaliating against workers by limiting or reducing their pay.Coachella follows several other cities on the West Coast that have required grocery stores to reinstate hazard pay for employees in recent weeks...
    BRITAIN's military chief has likened the Covid crises to the build up of World War Two, hinting it could lead to international warfare. General Sir Nick Carter said the pandemic's economic damage will likely lead to "security challenges" similar to those faced in the 1930s. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2General Sir Nick Carter said the pandemic's economic damage will likely lead to 'security challenges' similar to those in the 1930sCredit: EPA The Chief of the Defence Staff told The Telegraph: "What you generally find with a crisis like this, which becomes an economic crisis, is that it then undermines the stability and security situation as well. "What often follows a very significant economic event is a security challenge. "If you look at the 1930s, that started with a significant economic crash, and that acted as a very destabilising feature." He added:...
    February 11, 2021 4:29 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The number of applications for unemployment benefit in the United States (USA) fell last week to 793,000, a decrease of 19,000, compared to 812,000 requests the previous week as the layoff of workers persists during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This figure had a weekly average of 205,000 a year ago. By the last week of March, when the pandemic made its biggest impact on the job market, it jumped to 6.8 million. Subsequently, it has been decreasing, and, nevertheless, it has not dropped below 700,000 weekly procedures. According to the report, the average number of applications in four weeks fell to 823,000 procedures, compared with 856,500 the previous week. In the week ending January 30, according to the government report, there were 4.54 million people receiving unemployment benefit, compared to 4.7 million...
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    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s renowned Carnival celebrations got underway Thursday but without any of their usual raucous revelry. Parades, street festivals and other large gatherings were all cancelled and booze banned due to lockdown restrictions designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In Cologne, the western city whose Carnival festivities are perhaps the best known, Mayor Henriette Reker appealed for residents to stay home and bide their time until next year’s celebrations. “As a Carnival fanatic, my heart is bleeding today,” she said on Twitter. One of Germany’s first superspreader events stemmed from a Carnival celebration in a town west of Cologne last February where many people came in contact with an infected man. This year authorities were taking no chances. In addition to shutting down the large events, the public consumption of alcohol and its distribution in many areas was being banned from Thursday through the...
    New York : Unlike the image of strength and determination that she usually projects in most of her films, concerts and other public appearances, the first months of the current coronavirus pandemic brought out the most vulnerable and scary side of the actress and singer Jennifer Lopez: and it is not for less given the seriousness of the health crisis that began to plague the world last March and, of course, the uncertainty about the scope of the greatest epidemic suffered by the planet in almost a century. In his last conversation with the magazine Allure, the diva from the Bronx wanted to be honest about the high and uncontrollable levels of “anxiety” that she suffered in those early days and the effects that all this had on her professional, family and personal life. It should be remembered that the interpreter and her fiancé, former baseball player Alex Rodriguez,...
    For the first time in a Catalan election, the Government of the Generalitat has established time slots to go to vote depending on the population group to which one belongs. This decision has been made due to the coronavirus pandemic, which will mark these elections both in its organization as well as the safety and health measures to be adopted by both voters and members of the polling stations and security forces They will watch over the normality of the day next Sunday, February 14. People at risk will vote from 9 to 12 hours The Generalitat has enabled three time slots reserved for voters based on their health condition as a recommendation. The first is stipulated between 9 a.m. and noon (12 noon) and at this time it is recommended that people at risk of suffering from diseases more susceptible to Covid cast their votes. From 12 to...
    The judge who presides over the Chamber that has allowed the reopening of bars in Euskadi, Luis Ángel Garrido, stated that an epidemiologist “is a family doctor who has taken a course”, and opined that the measures against COVID-19 adopted in Spain and in all countries “They do not differ much from those that occurred in the Middle Ages.” During a gathering held on Radio Popular de Bilbao last Monday, the day before the order of the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country was made public authorizing the opening of bars and restaurants in the Basque municipalities located in the “red zone” Due to its high incidence of COVID-19, the judge noted that epidemiology “is not as advanced as it seems.” “Suppose that sexually transmitted diseases rise 2,000 percent and I, the great epidemiologist in the area, arrived and I said: very easy, be you two years without...
    . Job offers in the US increase in December, but hiring falls WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (.) – Job openings in the United States increased slightly in December, but hiring declined, pointing to a labor market that remains afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Employment, a parameter of labor demand, rose to 6.65 million on the last day of December, up from 6.572 million the previous month, the Labor Department reported Tuesday in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).
    BRITAIN was “too slow” to act in the fight against coronavirus and prepared for “the wrong pandemic”, Jeremy Hunt has admitted.  The former health secretary said the government had ramped up plans to deal with the flu - but ignored the threat posed by other viruses. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Britain was “too slow” to act in the fight against coronavirus and prepared for “the wrong pandemic”, Jeremy Hunt has admittedCredit: Sky News 3Mr Hunt acknowledged that his decisions had left the NHS less prepared to deal with the virus when it arrived in the UK early last year (stock photo)Credit: Getty - Pool Speaking to Sky News, Mr Hunt acknowledged that his decisions had left the NHS less prepared to deal with the virus when it arrived in the UK last year. He said: “We planned extensively for pandemics... but we...
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    In a shocking turn of events, Bollywood actor, Rajiv Kapoor breathed his last on Tuesday (Feb 9) after suffering from cardiac arrest. He was 58. “He passed away about 1.30 pm due to heart attack,” brother Randhir Kapoor had said in a statement. The deceased was also cremated on the same day and many Bollywood actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Sonali Bendre, Ali Bhatt and others paid their last tribute to the late actor. Now, sister-in-law, Neetu Kapoor took to her Instagram and confirmed that there will be no chautha happening for Rajiv Kapoor, due to safety reasons. Rajiv Kapoor Dies At 58; Neetu Kapoor Confirms His Tragic Demise on Instagram.  Considering that a lot of celebrities might make their presence felt at late actor Rajiv Kapoor’s prayer meet, the Kapoor’s have decided to give the chautha a miss due to COVID-19 pandemic. “Due to the current pandemic circumstances, there will...
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    Miami : US President Joe Biden has said that while his predecessor’s impeachment trial takes place in the Senate, he will focus on alleviating suffering from the coronavirus pandemic. “No,” Biden replied when asked by reporters in the Oval Office Tuesday if he was watching the trial. “We have already lost more than 450,000 people and we could lose many more if we do not act and act decisively and quickly (…) Many children go to bed hungry. Many families are food insecure. They are in trouble. That’s my job. The Senate has its job and they are about to start it, and I am sure that they will behave well, “he said Tuesday. prior to the start of the impeachment. The president added that he will say nothing more about the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, whom Biden defeated in the elections last November. The White House...
    Nuvia Mayorga, senator of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), asked the authorities of the Ministry of Health to refer the Legislative branch the vaccination schedule, or, where appropriate, the modifications that it has had derived from the lack of planning for the acquisition of vaccines against covid-19. He noted that according to the « National Vaccination Policy against the Sars-Cov-2 virus, for the Prevention of covid-19 in Mexico » released on January 11 last, the goal is to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the population to achieve so-called herd immunity. However, he commented that a month after this policy was implemented, only 766 thousand 350 vaccines have reached our country, of which, according to the Ministry of Health, sOnly 670,307 have been applied to the population. He acknowledged that while it is too early to rate the assertiveness of the federal government’s strategy on this matter, sIt is possible to appreciate...
    Maria Bakalova, Karen Gillan, and Pedro Pascal are among the bold-faced names that are starring in Judd Apatow’s pandemic based comedy film, The Bubble. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, and Peter Serafinowicz, are also set to star in The Bubble. The feature project, which gets underway next week, is a meta-comedy that will be about a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a studio franchise film. Lost And Found: Zachary Levi to Star In and Produce Gina Rodriguez Starrer at Amazon The sources to The Hollywood Reporter told the outlet- the project takes inspiration from the real-life making of ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, the sixth installment in the ‘Jurassic franchise’, which saw its cast stuck in the United Kingdom for months during the pandemic lockdown, with production stopping and restarting several...
    A coronavirus related to the one causing the global pandemic has been discovered in the blood of five bats living in Thailand.  SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, shares 91.5 per cent of its genetic code with that of the newly-identified virus, called RacCS203. The virus is thought to be unable to infect people as it can not bind to the ACE2 receptor on human cells, Covid-19's gateway into the body.  However, antibodies circulating in the blood of infected bats and pangolins were found to be effective at neutralising the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  This biological paradox indicates bat-based coronaviruses can not, as standard, infect humans, experts speculate.  The authors instead think coronaviruses only evolve the ability to infect human cells after first being passed into an intermediate host, such as a pangolin. Here, it mutates and changes shape slightly which gives it the ACE2-binding facility, the authors theorise.   These findings align with...
    This Tuesday, La 1 issued the third installment of Hour D, dedicated to fame. All kinds of actors and singers came to the set -or via videoconference- to talk about it, about how they manage it, if it impacted them at the beginning or their relations with the media. Dani Rovira, after chatting with his friend and singer Vanesa Martín, reflected aloud about the people he thinks they deserve more fame than they have for the work they do: professionals in essential services. “You may be wondering for what famous we are preparing all this, right? You will think it is for someone like Madonna, but no. The people who are going to go through this red carpet they should be much more famous from it that is. Throughout the program we have talked about fame and success, but not about those who deserve it, “he began. “Today...
    Superstars Pedro Pascal, Karen Gillan and more are slated to appear in Judd Apatow’s “The Bubble,” a comedy movie inspired by the pandemic. Other names on the call sheet include Maria Bakalova, Fred Armisen, and Keegan-Michael Key, who will star in Apatow’s latest film, according to The Hollywood Reporter in a piece published Tuesday. Judd Apatow Sets All-Star Cast For New Netflix Comedy ‘The Bubble’; Karen Gillian, Keegan Michael-Key, Pedro Pascal And Leslie Mann Among Those Set To Join Ensemble https://t.co/dyBxg79qEh — Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 9, 2021 Production will get underway next week, the outlet reported. The movie will center around a group of actors and actresses forced to remain in a bubble in a hotel in order to complete a studio franchise movie during the coronavirus outbreak, Deadline reported. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) There has not been much information released about...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums We don’t blame you if you forgot, but at E3 2019, Ubisoft announced Rainbow Six Quarantine, a game whose only novelty is that it was delayed. As you can see, it has a name that can be considered impractical for the current era due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), so Ubisoft is wondering if it should change it. In a recent meeting with investors, Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, answered several questions. One of them was from a subject who questioned whether it was a good idea to release a game with the subtitle Quarantine (quarantine), in the global context in which we find ourselves. In case you missed it: 20 Gamer Gifts in Claro Shop to succeed this Valentine’s Day Given this, Guillemot said that they are evaluating the situation, without specifying further....
    JENNIFER "JLo" Lopez revealed she went to therapy with her fiancé Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez during the pandemic as rumors continue to swirl the ex-ballplayer had an "affair" with Madison LeCroy. The Southern charm star has been connected to various famous men recently. 8Jennifer 'JLo' Lopez revealed she went to therapy with her fiancé Alex 'A-Rod' RodriguezCredit: Getty - Contributor 8However, all this comes as the former big leaguer has been accused of having an affair with Southern Charm's Madison LeCroyCredit: Instagram JLo, 51, sat-down with Allure for an interview and touched on how her and Alex's time in quarantine has been. She explained: “It has been actually really good. We got to work on ourselves. We did therapy." The performer added: "I think it was really helpful for us in our relationship." JLo has 12-year-old twins, while the ESPN analyst has daughters Natasha, 16, and Ella, 12. 8'We got to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — For the second year in a row, the Calle Ocho Music Festival and Carnaval Miami, are being canceled by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. The organization’s annual flagship events are traditionally held in March along Miami’s iconic SW 8th Street and Coral Gables and usually bring hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate Miami’s unique and vibrant culture. RELATED: Despite Drop In Bed Tax Tax Dollars, Tourism Officials Maintain Campaigns Are Working However, both were canceled last year due to the emerging coronavirus pandemic and neither event can be held this year as well. Organizers say “public health is a priority.” RELATED: COVID In Florida: 7,023 Additional Cases, 238 New Deaths Reported On Tuesday But save the date, because the Kiwanis Club says, “We look forward to dancing in the street together again in 2022.” MORE: Study: Orlando Named Best Place To Get Married Carnaval on...
    By Peter DeJong and Mike Corder | Associated Press DOORN, Netherlands — A deep winter freeze gripping the Netherlands is reawakening the national obsession with skating on frozen canals. With subzero temperatures forecast to last more than a week, ice fever swept the nation Tuesday, offering a welcome respite from grim coronavirus news while also creating a challenge for authorities trying to uphold social distancing rules. People around the country were rummaging through attics and dusting off long-unused skates, while businesses that sharpen skate blades reported boom times. Ice skating is a national wintertime passion in the Netherlands, with the country’s spandex-clad elite athletes dominating Winter Olympic speedskating races in recent years. Amateurs of all ages eagerly await the Arctic conditions that allow them to take to the country’s vast network of canals and waterways. But with the country in a strict coronavirus lockdown, the prospect of a long-distance skating...
    February 9, 2021 2:36 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The president of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, will participate in a televised meeting with voters in the state of Wisconsin next Tuesday, which will be his first official trip since he came to power on January 20. The White House announced the president’s trip on Tuesday in a brief statement. There he indicated that will travel to the city of Milwaukee, without giving more details. Shortly after, the television network CNN revealed that Biden will participate in a special program that will be broadcast live by that channel on Tuesday February 16 at 8:00 p.m. on the east coast (01:00 GMT on Wednesday 17), and that it will be recorded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The topics Biden will answer questions from multiple Americans with moderation from CNN host Anderson Cooper, and before an audience that will maintain...
    The pandemic may still be raging, but the District’s tourism and events boosters will soon launch a new advertising campaign aimed at luring visitors back to D.C. over the coming months. Events D.C. and Destination D.C. are now soliciting proposals from ad agencies to design the marketing blitz, budgeting $400,000 for the campaign. The new effort would launch sometime this spring and could include print, digital and TV advertising, according to the request for proposals released last week. While the new campaign will market D.C. as an attractive destination in the future, once there’s widespread vaccination against Covid-19, the RFP also stipulates that firms should consider ways to draw in tourists sooner — at “every phase of Covid opening and recovery.” That should include “lower-funnel, conversion-driving, bolster-the-economy-right-now advertising creative that differentiates D.C. in the marketplace,” a particularly important factor as the city’s hospitality industry… Read the full story from the Washington...