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    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Tony Bennett sang about leaving his heart in San Francisco, and Sunday night the city’s heart was aching as CBS aired his final televised performance. But, as Alzheimer’s disease has slowly silenced the iconic singer, it’s happening at a time when medical researchers are more optimistic than ever. READ MORE: Jack Dorsey Stepping Down As Twitter CEO“She gets too hungry for dinner at eight,” crooned Bennett as he took the stage with Lady Gaga in their “One Last Time” duet concert. In it, he sang a lot of the old standards from his past, and it was Alzheimer’s that was dictating his playlist. “The early phase, probably the phase that Tony Bennett is in now, is that he can’t really remember anything new, said Dr. Michael Weiner, a Professor of Radiology at UCSF. “So he probably could not learn a new song, but he can remember all the old songs.” Dr. Weiner said Alzheimer’s occurs when the brain develops plaques and tangles in the nerve cells, leading to a degeneration of the memory and...
    THE next three weeks will be crucial in the fight against the “new kid on the block” - the Omicron variant, experts say. As scientists rally to understand the deeply worrying strain in the festive period, efforts are being ramped up to stall its spread in the UK.  2England’s deputy chief medical officer Prof Jonathan Van-Tam at today's briefingCredit: Getty Brits are being told while boffins investigate Omicron, we must get our boosters as soon as eligible in order to “save Christmas” from dreaded restrictions.  England’s deputy chief medical officer Prof Jonathan Van-Tam told a press briefing today there was "no time to delay", but there was no need to "panic". He expected it would be around three weeks before more information is known - around December 20 - when new Covid restrictions would be reviewed by Boris Johnson. While announcing that boosters would extend to all over 18s, Prof Van-Tam said: “It's always been the case that at some point, we’ll get a variant that gives us heightened concern. “We are at that moment with Omicron. It is...
    A NEW Covid variant threatens the battle against the virus and is “deeply concerning” scientists. Ministers have moved rapidly to try and keep it out of the UK, but there is a possibility the suspected fast-spreading strain has already arrived. 1The virus has evolved once againCredit: Getty The variant is scientifically called B.1.1.529 and has only been recognised in the past couple of days. It would be assigned the name “Nu” by the World Health Organization if it decides the strain is a “Variant of Concern”. The bulk of infections are in South Africa, which has seen a dramatic spike in Covid cases. It has the potential to change the course of the pandemic due to its characteristics. But there is a lot scientists do not know about it. So, what do we know? Why is it the worst ever? A number of experts have said this is a very concerning variant. Prof Ewan Birney, Deputy Director General of European Molecular Biology Laboratory, said: “Early evidence from genomic surveillance in South Africa suggests that B.1.1.529 is a serious cause for...
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers While it wasn’t a perfect performance offensively, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to do what they needed to in their 30-10 win over the Giants at Raymond James Stadium on Monday night Football. Tampa Bay didn’t run the ball especially well, and Mike Evans had a strange drop that led to a Tom Brady “interception” (if we can even call it that), but the defense stepped up in a major way, taking advantage of the Giants’ inexplicably awful offensive line and poor decision making by quarterback Daniel Jones.  The Bucs forced Jones to throw a pair of head-scratcher interceptions by applying pressure all game and racking up a pair of sacks plus nine QB hits. The secondary wasn’t perfect, but it didn’t need to be against a Giants offense that struggled to move the ball all game. Truth be told, Tampa Bay only really allowed 3 points, as the Giants’ lone touchdown came following the aforementioned interception, which set the Giants’ offense up inside the Bucs 10-yard line early in the game. After that New York touchdown,...
    A new front in the educational culture wars has broken out, as parents become increasingly concerned about schools teaching programs under the banner of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Supporters of SEL say that it is an essential tool for the development of young people - National University describes it as 'a methodology that helps students of all ages to better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others.' SEL classes are designed to help the youngest children give voice to their feelings and emotions; older children will discuss mental health, sexuality and race. The concept was popularized following the 1995 publication of Daniel Goleman's book, Emotional Intelligence. Goleman believed there was too much emphasis in schools on intellectual achievement, and not enough attention paid to encouraging qualities such as self-awareness and impulse control, persistence, zeal and self-motivation, empathy and social deftness. Yet critics are beginning to question the introduction of SEL in schools. A September 27 meeting of Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas, saw an angry mother, Tara Eddins, called for an end to...
    The White House is confident that it can beat any Republican challenges to its new workplace vaccine mandate and claimed Thursday the GOP is trying to block the Biden administration from saving lives. 'The question that we always have is and that we ask to the Republicans is why are they getting in the way?' Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said during Thursday's White House press briefing. 'Why are they getting in the way of trying to protect and save lives? That's all we're trying to do,' she added. Jean-Pierre said the White House is 'pretty confident' the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules imposing compulsory vaccines on private companies will hold up in court against a slew of GOP lawsuits currently being filed. 'The administration clearly has the authority to protect workers and actions announced by the president are designed to save lives and stop the spread of COVID,' Jean-Pierre said. The rule, which requires private companies with 100 or more employees to impose vaccine mandates on their workers, was officially announced by OSHA on Thursday – immediately...
    The flu changes every year, and so does the flu vaccine. Will COVID-19 shots be the same? By this time of year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants everyone 6 months and older to have gotten a flu shot to help protect against seasonal flu. But with COVID-19, another contagious respiratory illness, it’s unclear what long-term timeframes will look like for vaccines. “I’d love to predict for you when we’ll know,” said Dr. Aaron Milstone, M.D., M.H.S., a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and pediatric epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The studies are continuing on COVID-19 immunity, Dr. Aaron Milstone says, but it’s clear that the vaccines work. (Courtesy Johns Hopkins) “One thing we that we can be certain about from the pandemic is, it’s been very hard to predict the future,” he said. But he did refer to recently published Johns Hopkins School of Medicine data evaluating durability of natural immunity against the disease. It appears antibodies produced after COVID-19 infection and after vaccination last about the same amount of time:...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James has fired back at Andrew Cuomo's claim that her report on the sexual harassment allegations against him was a politically motivated ploy to launch her candidacy for governor. Speaking to reporters on Monday in Manhattan days after announcing her own candidacy, James defended her August report that led directly to Cuomo's resignation as governor, according to the New York Post.  'Listen, we completed our investigation. Our investigation included thousands and thousands of pieces of evidence and substantiated and corroborated all of the allegations,' she said. 'The Sheriff of Albany County has engaged in an independent investigation and my work is done. But I believe the women,' added James, an elected Democrat. The fierce war of words comes as the 2022 New York governor's race heats up, with James openly challenging Cuomo's replacement, Democrat Kathy Hochul, and Mayor Bill de Blasio reportedly mulling his own bid for the Executive Mansion.  New York Attorney General Letitia James has fired back at Andrew Cuomo's claim that her report on the sexual harassment allegations against him was politically motivated...
    Gisele Bündchen found a playful way to honor her husband this Halloween. Dressing up as the 'Tampa Bay pirates' in a nod to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Brazilian posed with her two children Vivian and Benjamin, that she shares with Tom Brady.  Gisele, 41, looked stunning in the snap showing off her glowing complexion while in costume.  'Arrr from the Tampa Bay pirates!' Gisele posts Halloween snap with her children paying tribute to Tom Brady... after his team lost on Sunday  NFL star Tom, 44, who is of course a football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was not pictured in the family snap.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina rock  Greatest Showman-esque... Hollywood does Halloween! Katy Perry transforms into a... Billie Eilish performs Sally's Song from The Nightmare... Drake appears in the party mood as he celebrates his 35th... Share this article Share Sadly, he was having a rough time of it playing against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.  He has now lost the...
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Tom Brady gets the ball with his team down 2 points and just over 90 left in the game; he has a timeout to work with.  Good game, Bucs win, right? Wrong. On Halloween, the ghost of Drew Brees took over Tom Brady’s avocado-fueled body, leading the GOAT to throw a pick-6, giving the Saints a win. But let’s not pin this loss all on poor old Tom. He had an outstanding second half, throwing a trio of touchdowns, even giving the Bucs’ defense one last chance to simply stop Saints backup Trevor Siemian and take home the W. Instead of doing its job, the Bucs defense did what they had done all day; committed a couple stupid penalties (they ended up committing 11 tota for 99 yards) and allowed a no-name quarterback to pick them apart like they were a high school JV team.  Siemian ended up with a TD and 159 yards through 3 quarters. Not groundbreaking, but had he played a full game, Jameis Winston’s backup...
    Washington (CNN)A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here.At the end of the first episode of "Colin in Black & White," Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick's six-part Netflix docudrama about the former 49er quarterback's adolescence and rise to fame, Kaepernick doesn't just summarize his evolution from self-effacing high schooler to political activist -- he also nods to his own power."I didn't have the knowledge, wisdom or language to fight back. I couldn't rebel because I didn't know how. But now? Now, I know how. And I will," he says in the series, which arrives on Friday.Of course, Kaepernick has done more than merely rebel. He's expanded the scope of protest.By the start of the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick had captured the country's attention by kneeling during the national anthem to point up police brutality and the impunity often enjoyed by the officers who inflict that violence.Read More"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses...
    Trump and his supporters have bristled at his exclusion from most of the major social media platforms as a result of the Jan. 6 rioting at the U.S. Capitol. The former president has said publicly that Twitter did him a favor by banning him because his statements had better coverage. He also said in February that he would not be going back to Twitter because it was boring, but he later sued the company to let him have his account back. Here's more about his social media lawsuit: Former President Donald Trump asks US judge to force Twitter to restore his account www.youtube.com
    Hooters has reversed a policy for new skin-tight skimpy bottoms after backlash from waitresses who were furious about the 'tiny panties.'  The new derriere-baring hotpants were introduced this month by the infamous 'breastaurant', which has built a salacious reputation on ample-chested women serving diners in plunging t-shirts.  But viral posts by staff on social media had called the new shorts 'pornographic' with one waitress writing, 'Love my job but don't love wearing undies to work.'  In a statement to Business Insider, Hooters said: 'As we continue to listen and update the image of the Hooters Girls, we are clarifying that they have the option to choose from traditional uniforms or the new ones. 'They can determine which style of shorts best fits their body style and personal image.'   Controversy: Hooters has sparked fury among female staff members after introducing a tiny new uniform shorts (pictured) that some are calling 'pornographic' and comparing to 'panties' The originals: Many Hooters Girls have taken to TikTok to show off the 'revealing' new design, while comparing them to the old style - which covered their buttocks...
    Protesters demonstrated Saturday against vaccine mandates in front of the New York Times building in New York City, chanting, “Defund the media!” A large crowd of protesters could be seen carrying American flags, along with various signs that read “equal rights vaxxed unvaxxed,” “medical freedom NOW,” “Let’s go Brandon” and “F*ck Biden,” video shows. NOW – Protesters against vaccine mandates chant “Defund the Media” in front of the New York Times building.pic.twitter.com/E6JFvrhLv3 — Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) October 16, 2021 The people were apparently protesting federal and city vaccine mandates and the media’s coverage of it. (RELATED: New York City Mandates Vaccinations For 148,000 School Teachers, Staff) In early August, New York City became the first city in the nation to require proof of vaccination at certain indoor businesses such as restaurants, gyms, and performance venues. The city fined 14 businesses, as of Oct. 9, for not following Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate. A panel of federal appeals judges upheld Sept. 27 the city’s requirement that nearly 150,000 teachers, custodians, aides, and cafeteria workers get at least one dose...
    The Delta variant and changes in human behaviors may explain why COVID-19 vaccines became less effective at protecting New Yorkers against infection, a new study from the state's Department of Health (DOH) finds. DOH scientists used statewide immunization, testing, and hospitalization datasets to examine vaccine effectiveness trends during New York's Delta surge over summer 2021.  Results showed that efficacy against infection declined for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines by as much as 25 percent. Despite decreased effectiveness for infection, the study foun the vaccines remained highly protective against hospitalization with Covid - with effectiveness over 90 percent for adults ages 18 to 64 during the Delta surge. Only New Yorkers over age 65 saw a slight decline in the vaccines' protection against hospitalization over the summer - which the team says support the need for booster shots in older adults. These data suggest that 'ongoing waning protection may be less of a current concern for adults younger than 65 years,' said DOH scientist Dr Eli Rosenberg. New analysis from the New York Department of Health suggests that...
    Pfizer says it will vaccinate everyone in one Brazilian city to study the effectiveness of its COVID-19 shot in a 'real-world setting.' All residents aged 12 and older in Toledo - in the southwestern part of the country near the border with Paraguay - will be fully vaccinated with the jab. The study, which will be conducted by Brazil's National Vaccination Program, local health authorities, a hospital and a university, will follow residents for one year and study the safety of the vaccine, how long protection lasts and if it's effective against new variants. About 98 percent of the 143,000 people who live in Toledo have received at least one shot, mainly of the Pfizer vaccine.    Pfizer says it is planning to fully vaccinate everyone over age 12 against COVID-19 in Toledo, a city in southwest Brazil. Pictured: Carlos Eduardo de Carvalho, 14, receives the Pfizer Covid in Rio de Janeiro, September 2021 Researchers will examine the safety of the Pfizer vaccine, how long protection lasts and if it's effective against new variants. Pictured: Municipality of Toledo, date unknown  'Here we believe in...
    Former President Donald Trump mocked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and called for new leadership in the Republican Senate caucus during a Thursday night rant to Fox News host Sean Hannity. Trump’s relationship with the senior Senator from Kentucky has always had some ups and downs but went permanently south after McConnell blamed Trump for the attack on the Capitol just after he voted against impeachment after the 45th president. At issue last night was a Senate vote to extend the debt ceiling to December. Addressing the former president who had called into his show, Hannity opened with “You urged United States senators not to do what they promised what they wouldn’t do, but they threw a lifeline to Chuck Schumer. By the way, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, yup, they’re mocking Mitch Mcconnell and making fun of the Republicans and laughing at them. He just threw him a lifeline that they didn’t have to throw them.” Trump did not hesitate, opening with, “The Republican senate needs to do leadership;  I’ve been saying it for a long time. Mitch is not...
    Lawyers for Prince Andrew’s accuser are so confident they can see off one of his main arguments that they have done some of the duke’s work for him. Attorneys for Virginia Roberts, suing Andrew in New York for alleged rape and sexual assault, have won the release of paperwork which the prince’s team believe is key, heading off the potential for more delays. And Miss Roberts’s side are so satisfied that her legal settlement with Jeffrey Epstein will not protect the duke that they will happily hand it over. Prince Andrew driving on the A93 Public road near Braemar as he leaves Balmoral Castle Estate Pictures show the papers being sent to Prince Andrew's home address Usually Andrew’s team would have to apply to the court to ask for a ruling but the pre-emptive move from the opposition negates the need for that. Bringing the case under her married name, Giuffre, Miss Roberts claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times in 2001 when she was 17 and under the control of his friend, billionaire paedophile Epstein....
    New York Yankees Recap: Yankee homers win a hard fought game against the Blue Jays William Parlee September 30, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit With new urgency, tonight, the New York Yankees entered the last game of the Toronto Blue Jays series at Roger’s Center in Toronto with a need to win the rubber game of the series. The Yankees won the first game  7-2 but lost the second game in a 6-5 squeaker. The must-win would allow the Yankees to keep the wild card home field advantage even if the Red Sox win their game with the Orioles. The Yankees relied on Corey Kluber to get the win over the likely Cy Young award winner Robbie Ray. At the end of the night, the Yankee homers powered the way to a 6-2 win in the game. DJ LeMahieu led off the first inning against Ray and went down on strikes. Anthony Rizzo ground out into the shift. Then, Aaron Judge had a monster home...
    New York Yankees Recap: Giancarlo Stanton can’t be stopped as Yankees win against the Jays William Parlee September 28, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Yankees were in Toronto, Canada, tonight for the first game of three against the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series that may decide if they go to the postseason or not. The Yankees miraculously swept the Red Sox in a three-game series with their rival. The Yankees have won their lasts six games in a row. Coincidentally ever since Nestor Cortes Jr. bought the Yankees a pet turtle that they named “Bonxie” the Yankees have won. Bronxie or more likely Giancarlo Stanton led the Yankees to their seventh win in a row. The score was the Yankees 7 and the Blue Jays 2. Bronxie accompanied the team to the visitors’ clubhouse at Fenway Park and was with them tonight at Roger’s Center in Canada. It may be superstition, but the Yankees players hoped that Bronxie would give...
    New York Giants come up short against the Atlanta Falcons, fall to 0-3 Anthony Rivardo September 26, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants are, once again, 0-3 to start their season. The Giants lost their Week Three matchup to the Atlanta Falcons with a final score of 17-14. Atlanta’s kicker, Younghoe Koo, sent a last-second field goal through the uprights as time expired to give his team their first win of the season. Key stats and takeaways Daniel Jones had a decent performance for the Giants on Sunday. For the second week in a row, he kept the ball clean and did not commit a turnover. Jones threw for 266 passing yards along with 39 total rushing yards. Saquon Barkley had his best game yet this season. Barkley ran for 51 yards on 16 carries and scored his first touchdown since Week 17 of the 2019 season. He also added 43 receiving yards on six receptions. Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and Blake...
    By now, you've read about John Eastman's secret memo outlining six points by which he believed the vice president could overturn the results of the 2020 election on January 6. I defer to legal scholars to explain the memo's legal absurdities. I defer to political scientists to explain why the memo represents forces threatening our republic. What I want to suggest is so plain I'm surprised that no one else has asked: isn't this evidence of a conspiracy to commit a high crime? News of Eastman's memo put the debate over democracy reform into overdrive. The hope has been that the Democrats in the United States Congress, especially Senate moderates, will see the light. They must kill off, or seriously change, the filibuster in order to pass election laws that would not only reach or surpass the 1965 Voting Rights Act but also prevent a political party from pulling off a coup in broad daylight. While the Eastman memo should, for obvious reasons, put that debate into overdrive, I'm wondering if we're misplacing our hopes. It's not that I think...
    The United States is now requiring all new immigrants applying for permanent residency to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of their immigration medical examination, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Tuesday. However, the new rule will not apply to migrants crossing the southern border illegally.  Anyone crossing the border has had the option to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at various patrol sites since early August, but it will still be on a voluntary basis and no one will need to show proof of vaccination to enter the country.  In a statement about the new mandate, which will be effective October 1, the USCIS wrote that anyone ‘applying to become a lawful permanent resident, and other applicants as deemed necessary, must undergo an immigration medical examination to show they are free from any conditions that would render them inadmissible under the health-related grounds.'  All new immigrants applying for permanent residency must be vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of their immigration medical examination, but the new rule will not apply to migrants crossing the southern border illegally ...
    The 2020s were lean years in New York, as elsewhere. But the city's 2022 lawsuit against the Big Five—Chevron, BP, Shell, Exxon, and ConocoPhillips—picked up where their 2018 lawsuit had failed, seeking to defray the skyrocketing costs of climate adaptation. Dozens of other cities, counties, and states had also taken legal action, chipping away at the oil companies' deniability defense until it was clear the oil giants had known for decades they were deceiving the public about their direct responsibility for global warming. Investor unease forced them to ask the State Department to facilitate a grand settlement. By 2026, the Greenhouse Gas Settlement's trust fund received its opening payments of $100 billion, a sum to be paid annually for as long as each company earned revenue through fossil fuel extraction. This sudden disincentive to produce catalyzed the U.S. energy industry's first real commitment to renewables, far behind their Asian and OPEC counterparts. New York used its share of the settlement to channelize the streets in Lower Manhattan, making them concave rather than convex—a Danish idea that successfully drained most water...
    Alanis Morissette has revealed why she’s chosen not to attend the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of a new HBO documentary about her career. The latest entry in Bill Simmons’s HBO docuseries Music Box, Jagged—which The Daily Beast has viewed—runs for an hour and 40 minutes and examines Morissette’s early rise through the prism of empowerment and institutional sexism. Talking heads include Morissette’s back-up band members, Jagged Little Pill co-writer Glen Ballard, and Garbage singer Shirley Manson. Morissette gives an energetic and candid interview in the film, which addresses the artist and her career with a mixture of awe and veneration. Evidently, however, Morissette feels betrayed by the portrayal. Neither Morissette nor Jagged director Alison Klayman provided an explanation for the apparent tension to The Washington Post when it first reported on the singer’s plan to snub the premiere. (Klayman provided a statement: “Of course I wish Alanis could be [at the premiere]. It was a privilege to make this film and I’m really proud of it. Hopefully there will be other opportunities in the future for her to come...
    President Joe Biden's aggressive vaccination campaign has triggered strong opposition from Republican governors, leaders, and lawmakers who still believe COVID vaccination should be a choice rather than a mandate. Now, according to HuffPost, Republicans are complaining and whining about the president's stern approach. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) has vowed to fight "to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian." South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) on Friday, September 10, confirmed her team is preparing a lawsuit in response to Biden's initiative. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) has also tweeted his grievances. "The vaccine itself is life-saving, but this unconstitutional move is terrifying," tweeted Reeves. Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R), who has supported vaccination, is unsure of the aggressive approach toward taking the jab. "The right path is built upon explaining, educating and building trust, including explaining the risks/benefits/pros/cons in an honest way so a person can make their own decision," the Texas lawmaker said. The publication also reports that J.D. Vance, "Hillbilly Elegy" author and Republican U.S....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. files lawsuit against Texas, arguing new abortion law was enacted ‘in open defiance of the Constitution.’ Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    For today's edition of the Editorial Board, I have at the ready a tall pitcher of ice-cold water. I'm going to pour it all over a sizzling hot take I saw in the wake of the new law virtually outlawing all abortion in Texas, a law that's going to be copy-catted by other GOP-controlled states. The hot take was summed up on Friday by Will Wilkinson. "Roe makes the GOP safe for moderately conservative white women they're already losing in droves," Wilkinson said. "Expressive, grandstanding anti-abortion politics is one thing. The clear and present danger of losing control of your body and your life is another thing altogether. It creates a visceral sense of threat that cuts across party lines." Now why would I want to pour ice-cold water over a hot take like that? Will Wilkinson is a nice guy and singular mind to boot! Well, for one thing, I don't think conservative white women are going to be animated by the United States Supreme Court's lawlessness the same way liberal white women are going to be. (We can't...
    Andrew Burton/Getty Images Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald took aim at his former publication on Monday after it acknowledged new documents from the National Institutes of Health raised “additional questions” about the theory that Covid-19 began in a lab accident. “In July, the Intercept had one of its most dishonest partisan hacks, Robert Mackey, basically call Rand Paul a liar and deranged conspiracy theorist over and over for suggesting Fauci funded research that could’ve caused the pandemic,” Greenwald wrote on Twitter, referencing an Intercept reporter’s work about Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci. “But yesterday, the very same Intercept admits it sought documents about Fauci-funded research by EcoHealth (Peter Daszak’s group) that ‘raise additional questions about the theory that the pandemic may have begun in a lab accident.'” The Monday story by the Intercept’s Sharon Lerner and Mara Hvistendahl highlighted more than 900 pages of documents obtained from the NIH about work conducted by EcoHealth Alliance and its president, Peter Daszak. The documents detailed work Daszak’s group performed with $3.1 million in...
    A NEW Covid variant is gaining attention after being flagged by the World Health Organization. Mu is only the fifth coronavirus strain to be labelled a “variant of interest” by the World Health Organisation (WHO), with another four "variants of concern". 3Mu is another variation of the coronavirusCredit: Reuters To get this label, it means Mu threatens to spread faster, cause more severe disease, or avoid immunity. It also means it has a growing prevalence worldwide and may become an emerging risk. What is the Mu variant? Mu scientifically called B.1.621, given the name “Mu” to fit with the WHO’s Greek alphabet labelling system of variants. Dr Paúl Cárdenas, a specialist in infectious diseases, told BBC Science Focus: “I am glad [Mu] was finally assigned as variant of interest by WHO. “This variant was first reported on Colombia in January and we found it in May in Ecuador.  “It caught our attention as it has several mutations similar to Beta, and some with Iota, Delta, Alpha and Eta.” Other variants such as Delta and Alpha are more transmissible than the...
    08/28/2021 at 1:30 AM CEST The New York City will play his twenty-ninth match in Major League Soccer against the New england revolution, scheduled to begin next Sunday at 1:30 at the Yankee Stadium. The New York City faces wanting to recover points in the match that corresponds to the twenty-ninth day after having lost their last match against him Philadelphia Union by a score of 1-0. In addition, the locals have won nine of the 19 matches played to date in Major League Soccer with a figure of 34 goals in favor and 19 against. For his part, New england revolution he won his last two matches of the competition against him Cincinnati in his field and the DC United in his fiefdom, 4-1 and 3-2 respectively, so he intends to maintain his winning streak at the stadium of New York City. To date, of the 22 matches the team has played in Major League Soccer, it has won 15 of them with a balance of 44 goals for and 26 against. Focusing...
    Mike Richards on Friday announced he was stepping down as the new host of Jeopardy! effective immediately over some crude comments that he made on a podcast in 2014 mocking women, Jews and Haiti. Richards released a statement through Sony, which produces the long-running TV game show, saying that moving forward with his hosting duties would be 'too much of a distraction' for the fans of Jeopardy! amid the controversy swirling around his past remarks.  The podcast, titled, 'The Randumb Show,' Richards was recorded referring to his former assistant, Beth Triffon, as a 'booth slut,' while criticizing women's weight and praising 'the average white-guy host.'   Richards, who was an executive producer for The Price is Right at the time, hosted the podcast from 2013-2014.   New information has resurfaced on newly-appointed Jeopardy! host Mike Richards, (pictured) who was recorded making crude comments about women, Jews, and Haiti on a podcast he hosted in 2014 Titled, 'The Randumb Show,' Richards (above) was recorded referring to his former assistant, Beth Triffon, (below) as a 'booth slut,' while criticizing women's weight and praising 'the...
    08/19/2021 at 03:06 CEST The DC United could not beat the New england revolution, who won 3-2 during the duel held this Thursday in the Gillette Stadium. The New england revolution He arrived with the intention of reaping a new victory after winning the last two matches of the competition. The most recent was against Toronto fc (1-2) and the other in front of Philadelphia Union (2-1). On the part of the Washingtonian team, the DC United won in their last two matches of the competition against him Montreal Impact and the Columbus Crew, by 2-1 and 2-4 respectively. With this result, the Foxborough team became the leader of Major League Soccer, while the DC United ranked sixth at the end of the match. The first part of the match started face to face for him DC United, who took the opportunity to open the scoring with a goal of Arriola in the 10th minute. After this, the first period ended with a score of 0-1. The second half started positively for him New england revolution,...
    Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre is continuing to push for an end to youth tackle football in a new public service announcement in which he warns about the long-term dangers of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. 'Having kids play before high school is just not worth the risk,' Favre said in a statement for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, which is aiming to reduce to the risk of CTE by encouraging children to play flag football prior to enrolling in high school. Boston University researchers found in 2020 that each year of playing tackle football increases the odds a player will develop CTE by 30 percent, and a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said those who play tackle football are 15 times more likely to suffer a head injury in a game or practice. 'CTE is a terrible disease, and we need to do everything we can to prevent it for the next generation of football players,' said Favre. CTE, as the degenerative brain disease is known, can only be diagnosed posthumously, but Favre suggested to NBC's...
    A TERRIFYING new ISIS splinter cell is waging a war against the Taliban in Afghanistan as it seeks a new caliphate in the war-torn country. ISIS militants have been fighting the Taliban for control of territory for the last six years with little success - but the horror bombing of a girls' school in Kabul in May has sparked fears of the group's grander ambitions to dominate Afghanistan. 3Islamic State fighters in Sheberghan, capital of Jawzjan provinceCredit: Reuters 3ISIS fighters in Nangarhar province, eastern AfghanistanCredit: Anthony Loyd - The Times 3 ISIS created the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISKP) in Afghanistan in January 2015 and it was mostly concentrated in the eastern province of Nangarhar on the border of Pakistan. Back then, ISIS was recruiting defectors from the Taliban and poaching fighters who were unhappy with their own leadership's lack of success on the battlefield. Fighting immediately broke out between the two terror factions in 2015 and battles also erupted in 2017 when ISKP captured three drug dealers selling opium to raise funds for the Taliban in the northern province...
    New York Yankees Recap: Gerrit Cole ekes out a win against the Angels William Parlee August 16, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Today was supposed to be a much-needed day off for the New York Yankees, but they played a makeup game with the Los Angeles Angels tonight. The game was made necessary due to a rainout when they last met in June at the Stadium.  The Angels were 12 1/2 out in the AL West, and the Yankees were 5.5 games out in the AL East; every game is important, and the Yankees would try for another gutsy win tonight with Gerrit Cole making his first start off the Covid list. He was facing the Angels Jose Suarez. It was another one-run win for the Yankees. The final score was Yankees 2 and the Angels 1. Cole faced Shohei Ohtani in the first inning, who stuck out on a Cole 99mph fastball. David Fletcher struck out looking. Justin Upton hit a home run to...
    LIONEL MESSI watched on from the stands as Paris St Germain made hard work of beating Strasbourg 4-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday to continue their winning start to the new season. Not yet fully fit, Messi, along with Neymar and fellow new recruits Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos, did not make the match squad, but saw his new club take an early lead through Mauro Icardi at Parc des Princes. 6Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring PSG's secondCredit: Reuters 6Lionel Messi watches the game alongside old pal NeymarCredit: Getty Kylian Mbappe then doubled PSG's advantage in the 25th minute after his shot was deflected home, before the France international's cross was turned in by Julian Draxler two minutes later to put the hosts 3-0 up. However, second-half goals from Kevin Gameiro and Ludovic Ajorque got the visitors back into the contest, with PSG looking uneasy in possession. Alexander Djiku's dismissal for two bookable offences let PSG off the hook nine minutes from time, with substitute Pablo Sarabia tapping home at the back post in the 86th minute to make sure of...
    BRENTFORD'S record £13.5million signing Kristoffer Ajer will be the new face as the club make their debut in the Premier League on Friday. And keeping a close eye on the action will be the towering Norwegian defender's stunning girlfriend, Marte Koepp. 10Marte Koepp is the latest Wag set to light up the Premier LeagueCredit: Instagram 10Koepp, 23, dates Brentford new boy Kristoffer Ajer The blonde beauty, 23, helped the former Celtic star lug boxes from Glasgow to London back in July, after completing his move to the Premier League new boys. Pretty Marte even got to set foot on the hallowed Brentford Community Stadium turf, when her beau's signing was confirmed. Looking stunning in a black designer dress, she appeared more than ready for the big time as Ajer was given a tour of his new home. It's a home she will likely be visiting as Arsenal come to town. NOT JUST A MODEL A natural beauty, Marte has modelled in the past. Today, she's happier working in marketing and is a graphic designer with Norweigian company MedEasy. But it's...
    The nation's top infectious disease expert says he believes teachers in the U.S. should be mandated to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the start of the new school year. In an appearance on MSNBC on Monday, Dr Anthony Fauci said it's necessary for teachers to receive vaccines could be needed to prevent outbreaks at schools.  Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he would support any local governments that put these mandates in place. His statements come as employer-based vaccine mandates are slowly becoming more popular around the country, despite running into some notable opposition. Dr Anthony Fauci (pictured) told MSNBC that he would support vaccine mandates for teachers across th country ahead of the return to schools this fall The second-largest teacher's union, the American Federation of Teachers may rescind a policy from October 2020 opposing these mandates, its president said. Pictured: A member of the Maryland National Guard receives a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine in Wheaton, Maryland on May 21
    New York Yankees Recap: Joey Gallo wins it for the Yankees against Seattle William Parlee August 5, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Tonight the New York Yankees could have been entering a pivotal series with the Seattle Mariners; both teams are battling for a wild card berth. Unfortunately, the Yankees and the Mariners are both coming off lost attempts for a series sweep. The Yankees won two of three from the Orioles, and Seattle took two of three from the Rays. Tonight Gallo won it for the Yankees 5-3. The Yankees were in third place 58-49, six games behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East. They are 7-3 in their last ten games. The Mariners are in third place in the AL West. They are 58-51, going 5-5 in their last 10 games, 7 1/2 game behind the Houston Astros. Tonight Nestor Cortes Jr. faced Tyler Anderson. In the first inning with Cortes on the mound, JP Crawford walked on four pitches. Mitch...
    This year, it's estimated that more than 100,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. But there's encouraging news in the battle against the disease, in the form of revolutionary new ways to screen for it.  One innovation is an oddly shaped machine that has 92 cameras. Dr. Allan Halpern, chief of dermatology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, showed CBS News how it works: The cameras shoot simultaneously, and within minutes, a software program builds a three-dimensional image of the patient's body in precise detail.  Amy Arsuaga is among those who have had their bodies rendered in 3D. For as long as she can remember, she has had hundreds of moles over her entire body, putting her at increased risk for melanoma.  Conventional screenings took hours. "[I was] not wearing my clothes for four hours. So I just wasn't too keen on going back," Arsuaga said, calling her previous experience awkward.  A patient is screened for skin cancer in a machine that has 92 cameras. The cameras shoot simultaneously, then within minutes, a...
    Republican resistance to House mask mandates has trickled down to the staff level, with unmasked GOP staffers pictured congregating in Capitol hallways playing 'water pong' in defiance of the latest order. About 100 'unmasked Republican staffers' could be seen at an end-of-the-day party inside the corridors of the Rayburn House Office building Thursday, in images posted by a Democratic staffer. According to an aide to Democratic Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia who Tweeted the image, the staffers were 'crammed together in a narrow hallway' on the second floor of the Rayburn building – 'almost all unmasked.' 'They’re playing water pong, they have corn hole, I even smelled a cigar,' wrote communications aide Aaron Fritschner on Twitter.   Unmasked aides gathered in the House Rayburn Office Building and defied an indoor mask mandate Pre-congressional recess parties in the hallways where aides put on long hours aren't out of the ordinary – although in this case the 20-something aides were taking a page from elected Republicans in skirting the latest mask guidance put out by the Capitol Physician and enforced by Speaker...
    Spain I had to win and I won. The Spanish Women’s Hockey Team I won by 2 goals to 1 to New Zealand and keeps the options intact to qualify for the next round. They must win China and Japan, and they will be able to continue their way in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The match of Spain was marked by the seriousness in the two goalkeepers. In attack the arrivals were the general tunic while in defense the figure of Mara ngeles Ruiz. The goalkeeper got up from an uneven start to the Olympic tournament, and was a real wall for the Oceana. In attack, Spain He was from the first room looking to take command. Beln Iglesias He opened the scoring by defining in a play marked by the hubbub. Before the break they will put the second. It was Lola Riera in a penalty-crner taking out her great arm in the play in which she is the consummate specialist of the selection. So many of Iglesias and Riera placed Spain in a position of clear advantage...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York to require state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo COVID-19 testing. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The new increase in COVID-19 infections in the United States due to the Delta variant of the virus prompts more Republican officials and legislators to promote vaccination. Coronavirus hospitalization and death rates are increasing across the country, with the vast majority of new fatalities and severe cases being unvaccinated. Immunizations have become the new political battle line for the coronavirus. For months, conservative sectors have shown distrust for what they consider a loss of freedom with health measures such as the use of masks, social distancing or confinement. They have even protested against vaccination in New Hampshire, California and elsewhere, despite the fact that former Republican President Donald Trump himself takes credit for starting the titanic operation to develop and distribute the vaccines in record time. But in the face of the new pandemic boom, amid stubborn skepticism about the vaccine in states like Arkansas, Florida and Missouri, Republican leaders are reconsidering their stance. On Thursday, House No. 2 Steve Scalise joined the House Republican Party Physicians Group, a group of 18 lawmakers who are certified medical experts, in encouraging...
    Clubbers queue around the block at a few minutes to midnight waiting for Covid-19 restrictions to be dropped and for Pryzm nightclub to open its doors once more on July 18, 2021 in Brighton, England.Chris Eades | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Nightclubs and bars are fast becoming the new battleground in the fight against Covid-19 as the nocturnal economy re-opens in some countries and coronavirus cases soar, particularly among the young. Covid is seeing a resurgence in Europe as the highly infectious delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated and partially-immunized population, which is predominantly young as they were the last in line to receive a vaccine. At the same time, a number of European countries decided to revive their night time economies, allowing bars and clubs to reopen to the public again, some after 16 months of closure which put many out of business. In England, nightclubs were allowed to reopen as the clock struck midnight on Sunday with thousands of revelers soaking up the lights, music and lack of face masks and social distancing. Experts...
    07/18/2021 at 3:44 AM CEST The Columbus Crew added three points to his scoreboard after winning 2-1 against him New York City this sunday in the MAPFRE Stadium. The Columbus Crew He faced the duel with the intention of adding more points to his locker after drawing 2-2 in the last match held against the Cincinnati and with a streak of three draws in a row in the competition. Regarding the New York team, the New York City lost by a result of 2-1 in the previous match against the Montreal Impact. With this defeat the New York City was placed in seventh position at the end of the game, while the Columbus Crew is sixth. The first part of the duel started in a positive way for him Columbus Crew, who inaugurated the luminous with a goal of Nagbe. After this, the first period ended with a result of 1-0. The second half of the match began facing the New York team, who put the tables with a goal of Medina a few minutes into...
    During the original intergalactic hoops battle in “Space Jam,” which was released in 1996, Michael Jordan’s dreaded opponents were a collective of menaces who went by the name “Monstars.” The roster was filled by mutant aliens who stole talent from the era’s superstars — Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Muggsy Bogues and Larry Johnson. But in LeBron James’ fight to escape the Serververse in “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” he’s forced to take on a new team of villains known as the Goon Squad, also based on top NBA and WNBA talent. This time, the animation is slicker, showcasing moves that seem more multifaceted and fearsome. Meet the members of the Goon Squad and their real-life counterparts. Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson inspired the “Space Jam 2” character Wet-Fire. Warner Bros, Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Klay Thompson as Wet-Fire The 31-year-old Golden State Warrior is known for his textbook shooting form. Thompson, who was drafted in 2011, has won three NBA championships with his squad and is a five-time NBA All-Star. After tearing...
    Cook It Like Beckham! Watch Brooklyn Beckham Show Off Some Serious Skills in His Kitchen Cities Americans Are Abandoning © Provided by Sports Illustrated Most receivers stumble statistically when in their first year with a new team, so Michael Fabiano argues you need to see the Golladay forest for the trees The summer is here, meaning we're getting closer to the start of fantasy football drafts. Success in those drafts will come from landing terrific bargains in the middle to late rounds while avoiding players who could see their numbers decline compared to 2020. However, that latter exercise isn't easy, especially in the case of players who are among the elite, coming off breakout seasons in the stat sheets or those on new teams. Case in point. In 2019, Odell Beckham Jr. was traded from the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns. He had been one of the elite wide receivers in fantasy football in the Big Apple, so few folks worried the same wouldn’t be true in Cleveland. Unfortunately, those who sunk a prominent pick into the...