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    Federal reserve chair Jerome Powell warned Tuesday the central bank may need to 'taper' its asset-purchases sooner as he told senators the new Omicron variant could keep more people working at home amid ongoing inflation, in testimony that sent stocks tumbling. Powell's comments came as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 500 points Tuesday morning, amid ongoing fears about the new COVID-19 variant. His warning comes as scientists and policymakers are still grappling with how to deal with the new virus variant, and   'At this point the economy is very strong and inflationary pressures are high, and it is therefore appropriate in my view to consider wrapping up the taper of our asset purchases which we actually announced at the November meeting perhaps a few months sooner,' Powell said, in reference to the Fed's bond-buying program. 
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Oftentimes, we hear about unsafe tractor-trailers after an accident or catastrophe has happened. But now a local police department has a program to help avoid disaster. READ MORE: Woman Shot On Pennsylvania Turnpike Recalls Apparent Road Rage IncidentA Facebook post from the Northern Regional Police Department was eye-opening. Officers spotted an unsafe tractor-trailer traveling down a busy local interstate. They called Ross Township’s Motor Carrier Enforcement unit for backup. Ross Township’s police department has gone from one Motor Carrier Enforcement unit to two, with officers trained to deal with safety issues. “That’s actually an excellent example of where an officer out can see that and have a violation and can pull that truck over and do a complete inspection of that truck from top to bottom,” Ross Township Detective Sargeant Brian Kohlhepp said. READ MORE: Vote To Reinstate Harsher Punishments At Pittsburgh Public Schools FailsOfficers inspected the truck and took pictures of what they saw, including a dented wheel rim, what appears to be missing tires and ratchet straps tied from the front of the...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Have you started your holiday shopping yet? If so, you’ve probably noticed that stores are in need of some extra Santa’s helpers this year. READ MORE: Long-Awaited Reunions At DFW Airport After COVID-19 Travel Restrictions EasedStores like The Toy Maven in North Dallas are feeling the rush, and, when it comes to employees, the crunch. “All of our staff right now is working extra and working overtime and really, really working hard to help us help us meet the need,” said Candace Williams, owner of The Toy Maven. Williams said she’s trying to hire 10 to 12 additional seasonal employees for her three stores – about 40% more than she currently has. According to the National Retail Federation, retailers will hire up to 665,000 season workers this holiday season. That’s more than a 35% increase from 2020. READ MORE: Texas Country Reporter Bob Phillips Celebrates 50 Years Of Sharing Stories Of Everyday TexansBut despite offering hiring bonuses and a higher starting salary than ever before, she said she’s come up empty so far. “I haven’t seen a...
    A group that is proposing a $40 billion system of sea gates to protect New York and New Jersey from deadly storm surges toured the shores ravaged by Hurricane Sandy aboard a 100-ft-long luxury yacht.  Engineers, scientists and city planners with the New York New Jersey Storm Surge Working Group met on the ninth anniversary of Sandy to discuss how to best protect the area from floods like the one caused by the deadly storm in 2012. The hurricane killed 60 people in New York and New Jersey, flooding homes and businesses and causing New York City alone an estimated $19 billion in damage, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. As a result, the Working Group has proposed three sea walls at the East River, Jones Inlet and East Rockway, plus a bigger one in the Outer New York Harbor connecting New York and New Jersey. Members of the group discussed the $40 billion plans aboard the Manhattan II, a mahogany-finished, air-conditioned vessel with panel windows that rents for up to $2,400 an hour, according to Classic Harbor Line. Scientists,...
    Peter Chang has a comfortable life — a good income from real estate investments in Oakland and San Francisco, and a home for his family in a tony Lafayette neighborhood. But when it comes to his approaching retirement, 50-year-old Chang views his prospects in the overpriced Bay Area as bleak. He wants to give up the life he built here and retire in Taiwan, where he’s originally from. “I don’t think in retirement I can afford this,” he said. “I’m going to have to move away – and I’m actually wealthy. It’s hard to keep up with the rising costs here.” Despite the gorgeous weather, stunning views and top-notch food and entertainment offerings, half of Bay Area residents say the region is a poor place to retire, according to a recent poll by the Bay Area News Group and Joint Venture Silicon Valley. During the COVID-19 pandemic, not having enough money to retire, as well as a general lack of savings, were residents’ top two financial worries — overshadowing concerns about debt, paying for rent or a mortgage, and affording...
    Everything changed for me in the summer of 2019. My mother fell while carrying a couple of drinking glasses. She lay on the floor for two hours, covered in blood and glass, until my sister happened to stop by and was able to help her. The hospital pressured us to agree to her release from the minute we arrived. They were unmoved by the fact that she lived alone and was seriously injured. I still remember the call from my sister, soon after a visit from a social worker: “They just asked if I could leave my kids and move in with mom for two or three weeks,” she said. For my sister and me, it was the beginning of 18 months of patching together care for my mother and for our families, all while continuing to work. My sister and I both have full-time, demanding jobs. Between us, we have four kids. Her small townhouse is full of stairs and could not accommodate my mom’s frail state. My home is eight hours away — too far for mom to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Hope you are ready to laugh! Chicago’s comedy headquarters, the Second City is working hard to keep you  smiling. READ MORE: Chicago Hauntings: The L&L Tavern, Known As 'The Creepiest Bar In The USA' For Reputed Visits By Serial Killers2’s Got Your Ticket. Here’s entertainment reporter Vince Gerasole. As we still try to emerge from a pandemic, and some hefty politics makes many of us uneasy, the Second City has the job of making us forget all about that and laugh. Creative Director Anneliese Toft told CBS 2 figuring that out isn’t always funny business. The Second City has a number of shows playing now, and it’s holiday sessions are what I’m looking forward to. Especially “Deck the Hallmark” which is poking fun at those Christmas romcoms we can’t seem to get enough of. But what does it take to be funny in this day and age? READ MORE: GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger, A Vocal Critic Of Donald Trump, Won't Run For Re-Election; Hints At Bid For Higher Office“It’s  hard to be funny in this day and...
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted Friday to continue work on legislation dubbed “Stop LGBT,” which would ban pride parades and other public gatherings or actions deemed to “promote” same-sex relationships. Dominated by the right-wing ruling coalition, the lower house of parliament voted to send the proposed legislation to the interior affairs commission. Opposition wanted to reject it the move, which is a citizen’s legislative initiative submitted to parliament by conservative activists who collected some 140,000 signatures of support. A small group of protesters gathered outside parliament at the time of the decision. At its initial reading Thursday, the proposal drew strong condemnation from opposition lawmakers. If adopted, the legislation would outlaw annual LGBT parades in Warsaw and many other Polish cities. Participants in such parades in some smaller cities have in the past faced physical and verbal attacks from far-right and nationalist groups. In a statement Thursday, the human rights group Amnesty International said that if adopted as law, the proposal would place the rights of LGBT people in Poland “at greater risk than ever.” It...
    Dave lauded Bongino's tough stance, saying, "Dan Bongino is a good man. I'm proud, I'm happy to call him a friend. Somebody is standing up. He's not saying don't get the vaccine. He's saying you've got to do what's right for you, just as he did for himself. And he is saying he will put his butt on the line." He added, "We need more people who will not participate in the lie, the lie that our freedoms have to be eroded, that they have to keep taking more from us and keep making us bow so that we will be safe. That is not how this thing was supposed to work, and if you if you think it's working now, I think you're sorely mistaken. It's not working. We are we are watching our freedoms being taken away from us in a systematic process." Watch the video below or find full episodes of "The Rubin Report" here: Want more from Dave Rubin?To enjoy more honest conversations, free speech, and big ideas...
    Shannen Doherty is facing cancer head-on. The "Charmed" actress, 50, addressed her battle with stage 4 cancer during a Monday appearance on "Good Morning America" and said she’s busy "living life" as if she isn’t fighting for her life. "I never want to operate [like I’m dying]," said Doherty. "I just want to operate as I don’t have things to check off because I’m going to keep fighting to stay alive." The "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum pressed that she never lives like she has a "bucket list" to check off simply because she feels she can prove she’ll beat her cancer diagnosis and doesn’t want the sympathy that comes with such an announcement. SHANNEN DOHERTY OPENS UP ABOUT LIVING WITH CANCER: 'I NEVER REALLY COMPLAIN' "A lot of people who get diagnosed with Stage 4, they sort of get written off. It’s assumed that they cannot work or they can’t work at their full capacity, and that is not true," Doherty said, adding that she finds work "more fulfilling" now than ever. "That is something that I would really like...
    The Senate parliamentarian made one thing clear in a Sunday ruling against including immigration in the budget reconciliation bill: She is here to stack the deck for Republicans. Republican policies that have relatively small budgetary impacts and outsized impacts can stay in reconciliation bills according to Elizabeth MacDonough. Democratic policies, not so much. “Senate Democrats have prepared alternate proposals and will be holding additional meetings with the Senate parliamentarian in the coming days,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement in response to MacDonough’s advice against including immigration in the planned $3.5 trillion bill. But given MacDonough’s opposition to including first a minimum wage increase and now immigration in reconciliation bills being put together by Democrats, after she gave Republicans the go-ahead to include the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalties in their 2017 tax bill—neither of which had budget impacts remotely in line with their policy impacts—Senate Democrats have to internalize that the fix is in. And they have to respond accordingly. Responding accordingly...
    LIVERPOOL are reportedly in the process of getting Sadio Mane to commit his long-term future to the club. The Reds want Mane to sign a new deal with them until 2025, meaning he'll remain at Anfield until he's 34, according to journalist Nicolo Schira. 1Liverpool want Mane to stay untile he's 34Credit: Rex Jurgen's Klopp side have been trying to get the Senegalese star to put pen to paper for the last two years - with the club reportedly willing to offer him £200,000-a-week But the 29-year-old has avoided any attempts by the Kop giants to sign a new contract so far. However, in a boost to the Reds, Mane did claim that he's happy with the club. He said: "I am happy, I am really enjoying sharing the pitch with my team-mates for Liverpool Football Club. “Being together with my team-mates always gives me high energy." Liverpool have also been eagerly trying to tie down Mane's strike partner Mo Salah to a new contract over the past few months. Most read in FootballLEEDS 0 LIVERPOOL 3 Game overshadowed by horror...
    Uber is again delaying the reopening of its corporate offices as COVID cases continue to surge across the country.  Employees at the rideshare company were initially expected to return to offices on a part-time basis  this month, before the date was pushed back to October.  But on Thursday, the company announced corporate workers will not be allowed back until next January, citing the highly-contagious Delta variant as cause for the delay.  Uber has now given a tentative office reopening date of January 10, 2022. The news comes despite the fact company has mandated that all office employees are vaccinated. Uber has close to 10,000 corporate employees across the US.  Uber is again delaying the reopening of its corporate offices as COVID cases continue to surge across the country. An Uber office is pictured  Uber says employees will be able to work a 'hybrid model' when offices are eventually reopened. They will still be able to work from home at least two days of the week.  The announcement follows a similar one made by Google on Wednesday.   The tech giant...
    A TURKISH bellboy has spoken of his shock after a British guest at his hotel left him a small fortune. Taskin Dasdan, who works at the Korumar Hotel De Luxe in Aydin, Turkey, was reportedly handed the lions share of Charles George Courtney inheritance after he died earlier this year. 3Taskin Dasdan, from Turkey, was left a small fortune by Brit Charles George Courtney The pair had previously struck up a close friendship as Charles, who lives in Hastings, stayed at the hotel every year. Taskin had been working as a bellboy at the establishment since 1990 and would regularly see the Brit taking his vacation in the resort. The Brit would regularly compliment him and his staff on their friendly demanor as the bellboy admitted he always tried to make him feel welcome and part of the family. Taskin told the Bayez Gazete: “At the hotel, we treat everyone equally, we treat them as family, not as tourists.” He added that he already knew Charles was generous, because the older man at one stage had given him some money...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new era of 'diplomacy' in Afghanistan after the pullout of the last U.S. troops Monday – but said a 'small number' of Americans remain who want to leave the war-torn country.   'We believe there are still a small number of Americans, under 200 and likely closer to 100, who remain in Afghanistan and want to leave,' he said in a speech at the State Department Monday night – with remarks delayed for more than two hours. The number was somewhat lower than estimates in the final hours as the Biden administration's troop withdrawal deadline approached. He said 'about' 6,000 Americans had been flown out of the country or departed in an airlift of 123,000 people.  'A new chapter of engagement with Afghanistan has begun,' the nation's top diplomat proclaimed. 'The military mission is over. A new diplomatic mission has begun,' he proclaimed. Secretary of State Antony Blinken promised a 'new chapter' of diplomacy in Afghanistan, and vowed to continue the evacuation of Americans and allies in the country He thanked members of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Many communities in Chicago live with the fear of gun violence every day. CBS 2’s Jim Williams spoke to people who work every day to curb shootings. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Parts Of Area For 40 years, Helen Williams has lived in Englewood and sees her community through a wide lens. “We’re plagued in Englewood with senseless murders and most of them are aimed at our children and it’s sad. Really sad,” Williams said. “But we do a lot of things in Englewood people don’t see that are good things.” Take this past Saturday: The community gave scholarships to several college students from Englewood. what does that say about the community. One resident had an answer. “We keep moving. We keep moving. We keep celebrating.” Asiasha Butler of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE) said while no one sugar coats violence in Englewood, she and her neighbors are not paralyzed by fear. There’s simply too much at stake. “If I put all my energy towards worrying, I would drive myself crazy,” Butler...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Many communities in Chicago live with the fear of gun violence every day. CBS 2’s Jim Williams spoke to people who work every day to curb shootings. READ MORE: She Is A Gem Of This City: Mourners Pay Tribute To Fallen Chicago Police Officer Ella French For 40 years, Helen Williams has lived in Englewood and sees her community through a wide lens. “We’re plagued in Englewood with senseless murders and most of them are aimed at our children and it’s sad. Really sad,” Williams said. But we do a lot of things in Englewood people don’t see that are good things.” Take this past Saturday: The community gave scholarships to several college students from Englewood. what does that say about the community. One resident had an answer. “We keep moving. We keep moving. We keep celebrating.” Asiasha Butler of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE) said while no one sugar coats violence in Englewood, she and her neighbors are not paralyzed by fear. There’s too much at stake. “If I put all my energy towards...
    Usain Bolt tries to stay fit because his friends bet that he'd "get fat" in retirement. Charlie Riedel/AP Usain Bolt still works out religiously even though the esteemed sprinter retired four years ago. The 8-time gold medalist tries to stay fit because his friends bet he'd "get fat" in retirement. Bolt told Insider the bet originated because "I always bragged about my abs when I was competing." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Usain Bolt hasn't competed on the world stage in four years, but he's still working hard in the gym. With eight Olympic gold medals, multiple world records, and the unofficial title of "World's Fastest Man" under his belt, it's fair to wonder why the Jamaican sprinter still won't take a break now that he's retired. But Bolt still has something to prove: that he can stay in shape. Usain Bolt does his signature pose. Cameron Spencer / Getty Images "I've always tried to stay fit because I have a bet with my friends," Bolt told Insider. "They were like, 'As soon as you retire,...
    Woman working on computer in her home office during pandemic quarantine.borchee | E+ | Getty Images The past year has taught companies and employees alike that people in many occupations can work from anywhere. So, does the location where a company decides to set up shop really matter anymore? In a word, yes. And in many ways, it matters more than ever as the economy starts back up, people get back to work, and the nature of the workplace evolves. "It really is creating a lot of opportunities for companies to really look at their portfolio, where they have facilities, and think differently about how to get close to talent, because talent is the driver of what's going on in the economy right now," said Christopher Lloyd, a site selection consultant at McGuireWoods in Richmond, Virginia, and Chairman of the Site Selectors Guild, an industry group. Consultants like Lloyd, as well as company officials and state and local economic development leaders, tell CNBC they are seeing some of their busiest times ever. "We're seeing people, I believe as a result...
    With fire season beginning earlier every year blazes and burning across California even before the official start of summer, firefighters are already working relentlessly to protect the state’s wildlands. A photograph posted on Twitter by the Los Padres National Forest that since has gone viral shows just how hard fire crews are working. An image of Capt. Justin Grunewald, a firefighter with San Bernardino County’s Mill Creek Hotshots who was battling the Willow fire in Big Sur, has received more than 9,000 likes on Twitter and has been shared more than 2,400 times. The image, captured by Hotshots colleague Capt. Lincoln Peters and published on Thursday, shows Grunewald sitting on a railing of the Horse Bridge near the Arroyo Seco Campground. Grunewald is covered in soot, his fire helmet resting upside-down at his feet and his shaved head bent forward as he seemingly gathers his strength for a return to the front lines of the fire. The Willow fire ignited around 8 p.m. June 17, forcing evacuations. In 13 days it has charred 2,877 acres, according to the U.S....
    An essay by a former Democrat congressional candidate published in Newsweek on Monday called on readers to listen to black parents who oppose Critical Race Theory (CRT) “indoctrination” in schools, while calling on black Americans to reject the Democrat Party’s race narrative and, instead, realize “that their skin color is not a barrier to their progress,” adding that Democrats use race to galvanize black electorate support though many black Americans actually “have conservative ideals.” The opinion piece, titled “Listen to Black Parents Furious With Critical Race Theory” and penned by Barrington D. Martin II, a special educator and a former congressional candidate for the Fifth District of Georgia, began by acknowledging that though racial prejudice, to a degree, will “never be truly eradicated” and that “ugly deeds” will never cease, the enormous progress made must be recognized. “We have done an excellent job as a country in substantially minimizing these attitudes socially, and even ensuring racial prejudices are eliminated at an institutional level within government,” Martin wrote. Listen to the Black parents who are furious with critical race theory | Opinion...
    (CNN)Karen Cunningham thought she had picked a good, stable time to start a family as a graduate student at MIT.But when she gave birth to her daughter, Katie, in July 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was surging. She and her husband, Steve Cunningham, had to buy a car because they could no longer rely on public transportation. One of them always needed to be around to take care of Katie -- they couldn't count on friends or family to step in, day cares were shut down, and they couldn't risk taking her to public places because of Covid-19.Troy Littleton, a professor at MIT, helped buy a crib for one of his students to keep in his office.As the world started to open back up, Karen's biology lab professor, Troy Littleton, wanted to make things easier for her return to work. So he helped buy Katie a crib for his office, where she could stay during those in-between times when Steve needed to run to the store for diapers and Karen was working in the lab. "People shouldn't feel like they have...
    U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) departs after attending a bipartisan work group meeting on an infrastructure bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2021.Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Bipartisan groups in Congress will try to craft an infrastructure bill after talks between President Joe Biden and Republicans collapsed.  But the lawmakers are running into one of the issues that tripped up the president and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V.  Bipartisan negotiators in the House and Senate have not come near a consensus on how to pay for infrastructure investments. An agreement on how to offset spending could pose the biggest challenge to striking a deal as Biden and Democratic leaders decide whether they can pass a bill with Republican votes.  A group of Democratic and GOP senators and the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus are trying to put together possible compromises. Both contingents have an idea of what they want to put in an infrastructure bill. Neither has agreed on funding methods, as Republicans oppose Biden's plan to hike corporate taxes and Democrats resist proposals to charge new...
    One of the nine victims killed in the San Jose rail yard shooting helped save the lives of his colleagues by hiding them in offices and calling others who had yet to arrive at work to warn them of the danger, according to statements from his family and one of his coworkers. In a statement Thursday, the family of Taptejdeep Singh said they will remember the 36-year-old light rail operator as a hero. The family said eyewitnesses and others told them Taptejdeep "spent his final moments trying to keep others safe." "From what we have heard, he reacted quickly to get colleagues into secure offices, and was frantically calling others who would have been coming in for a shift change to warn them about the shooter. We understand that he was attempting to secure his building when he was killed," the statement said. "Even in these moments of chaos, Taptejdeep was living by the values of Sikhi: living in service and protection of others. We believe that if the shooter had ever asked our brother for help,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Parents and teachers gathered at a Southwest Side school Tuesday morning to demand Chicago Public Schools find the funding to keep a longtime clerk who uses a wheelchair. Friends, parents and teachers rallied around Judy Mahoney outside Byrne Elementary in Garfield Ridge on Tuesday. READ MORE: More Than A Dozen Cars Broken Into, Burglarized On Same Block In Lincoln Park CPS moved Mahoney to Byrne after she was hit by a drunk driver in 2017, and left paralyzed from the waist down. At the time, she was working as a school clerk at Whittier Elementary in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, but that building is not wheelchair accessible. READ MORE: Body Found In Little Calumet River Identified As Missing 12-Year-Old Kyrin Carter Now the Chicago Teachers Union says her job at Byrne was just cut due to a lack of funding, while her old school can still pay for a clerk. The union believes Mahoney is being unfairly penalized by the district’s lack of accessibility. “We lack so much accessibility in the Chicago Public Schools. This is...
    EXCLUSIVE: A government accountability group is launching a $1 million advertisement campaign against President Biden and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after it was revealed the agency regularly communicated with a prominent teachers union regarding school reopenings.Americans for Public Trust (APT) launched a million-dollar ad campaign going after Biden and the CDC after it was recently revealed the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) lobbied the organization on school reopenings. According to a script exclusively obtained by Fox News, the ad, called "Science," opens with a clip of Biden telling Americans to "listen to the scientists" and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci saying to get "children back to school." "We know schools are safe," a voice-over in the ad says. "But Biden and his CDC secretly worked with the teachers unions to keep schools closed." TOP TEACHERS UNION LOBBIED CDC ON SCHOOL REOPENING The ad blasts Biden and the CDC for "sacrificing kids" and keeping them out of school, saying the president is trying to "pay back liberal dark money groups."...
    Patrick Schwarzenegger working out in his gym. YouTube/Men's Health Patrick Schwarzenegger got up at 5 AM to workout for 50 days and said it helped transform his body. The actor gained 22 pounds and cut his body fat percentage from 13% to 8%, he said. Morning workouts can work for busy people, but they aren't necessary, personal trainer Sarah Molloy said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Patrick Schwarzenegger says he got up at 5 AM to workout for the 50 days, and it's helped him build muscle and lose fat. The actor, model, and entrepreneur wrote on Instagram that he's gained 22 pounds and cut his body fat percentage from 13% to 8%. A post shared by Patrick Schwarzenegger (@patrickschwarzenegger)   "Getting in the best shape of my life. Both physically & mentally," Schwarzenegger said.Early morning workouts can be helpful for busy peopleSchwarzenegger wrote on Instagram that he exercised at 5 AM for 50 days to build momentum for the day, to motivate his mind and body by doing something hard, and to...
    After a year of lockdowns that left many working Americans working from home or remotely, a large proportion of the U.S. workforce may not be eager to start working outside the home as restrictions ease across the country.  Twenty-six percent of Americans who are employed either full or part time say their ideal working situation would be to work outside the home. But that doesn't mean most want to work solely from home either: just 19% say this is their ideal work situation. Instead, the most popular option is to have some sort of combination, chosen by 41% of working Americans. Another 14% would simply rather not work at all. The hybrid preference seems to be widespread, cutting across age groups, and it is the top choice of Americans who are employed both full and part time. There are some differences by gender: though both working men and women prefer a mix, men are twice as likely as women to prefer working outside the home, and by two-to-one, men would rather work fully outside the home than work fully from...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– Some students at the University of Colorado are working on a solution to get more COVID-19 vaccines into rural communities. It’s been tough so far because of the cold temperatures that most vaccines must be stored. (credit: University of Colorado) Some mechanical engineering students at CU have developed the “Porta Vax.” It’s essentially a portable device that refrigerates up to 250 doses and keeps them cold for several days by using insulation and dry ice. READ MORE: Tanker Leaking Fuel Forces Closure Of Highway 36 Near Lyons, Hazmat Crew Responds The team at CU is working with a team in India to test the prototype. The goal is to get the COVID vaccine into areas where large-scale clinics are not possible. (credit: University of Colorado) READ MORE: Adre Baroz Charged With Killing Fifth Person In Southern Colorado “For us here in the United States, it’s a lot easier for us to get in our car or possibly a bus and go to that large-scale vaccination center. For a lot of the world that’s unfortunately...
    Working from home could be one of the pandemic practices that's here to stay, CBS Los Angeles reports. A new survey from the University of Sothern California and the California Emerging Technology Fund explored Californians feelings about remote work, remote learning and telehealth after more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers say they have found hesitancy about each of these practices have been swept away. "Now we're seeing a seismic shift in the way people want to work, learn and manage health visits among those who have broadband access. Those changes give us a real opportunity to cut congestion and carbon emissions," Hernan Galperin, the study's lead researcher and an associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, said in a statement. Will we ever get back to the office? The survey found that 42% of current, full-time remote workers want to keep working from home. Another 21% who also want to keep working from home say they are willing to go into the office one or two days a week. However, 17% of...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Working from home could be one of the pandemic practices that’s here to stay. A new survey from USC and the California Emerging Technology Fund explored Californians feelings about remote work, remote learning and telehealth after more than a year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers say they have found hesitancy about each of these practices have been swept away. READ MORE: Proposal Would Make LA Homeless Camp Cleanups Voluntary “Now we’re seeing a seismic shift in the way people want to work, learn and manage health visits among those who have broadband access. Those changes give us a real opportunity to cut congestion and carbon emissions,” Hernan Galperin, the study’s lead researcher and an associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, said in a statement. Ally Sillins works at her home in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. (Scott Strazzante/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) The survey found that 42% of current, full-time remote workers want to keep working from home. Another 21% who also want to keep working...
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in his final letter to shareholders as CEO that the e-commerce giant has to “do a better job for our employees.” The letter comes amid ongoing reports of untenable conditions for Amazon workers. And it outlines a strategy that seems odd for a company that has been accused of treating workers like robots: a robotic scheme that will develop new staffing schedules using an algorithm. Bezos pushed back on the idea that, according to news reports, Amazon doesn’t care for its employees. “In those reports, our employees are sometimes accused of being desperate souls and treated as robots. That’s not accurate,” he wrote. To address concerns about working conditions, Bezos said the company will develop new staffing schedules “that use sophisticated algorithms to rotate employees among jobs that use different muscle-tendon groups to decrease repetitive motion and help protect employees from MSD risks.” The technology will roll out throughout 2021, he said. In addition to giving a nod to working conditions at Amazon, the letter is the first time Bezos has publicly addressed the...
    Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images NFL players from several teams are boycotting voluntary offseason workouts. The NFL Player's Association has released statements citing COVID-19 protocols for the boycotts. One source says that this will ultimately cost the NFLPA leverage in future negotiations. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. NFL players from several teams announced they will boycott voluntary offseason workouts due to COVID-19 concerns.  The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) released statements on behalf of players from The Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Each statement cites the desire to protect players and their families from the risk of contracting COVID-19.—NFLPA (@NFLPA) April 13, 2021The boycotts are the latest move in a series of negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA regarding how to conduct this year's offseason program. The NFLPA reportedly wanted the league to adopt an all-virtual format for offseason activities this year as it did last offseason when the pandemic started.  The NFL countered by proposing that the first two weeks of offseason programs be virtual before starting in-person sessions, according to NFL Network's...
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – One of the most common complaints about homeless camps is all the trash that is left behind The city of Elk Grove has developed a unique way to get the homeless to clean up after themselves. It’s an unusual idea: a city paying homeless people to keep their camps clean. READ MORE: Goslings Getting Trapped And Dying Inside Pylons Near The Tower Bridge  “As far as I know, we are the first,” said City of Elk Grove Housing and Public Services Manager Sarah Bontrager. Homeless residents of Elk Grove can now cash in by bagging up trash —  helping eliminate the eyesore that encampments often create. “We need to reduce the amount of public complaints that we’re getting,” said Bontrager. “We’d go there, it would just be a massive mess, we’d spend hours just cleaning and cleaning, but now we go there and their bags are ready,” said Elk Grove Police Department Homeless Outreach Officer Jennifer McCue. “I was shocked, in all honesty,” said homeless resident Ashley Ross. The city now pays people like Ashley with...
    Biden's economic policies are working — but GOP plans to keep fighting them anyway
    KAREN Dakin got a great Mother's Day gift this year – when her lottery numbers came up and she won £1million. But despite her newfound riches, the 53-year-old says she has no intention of ditching her day job as a dinner lady – and she's not the only lotto winner to keep working. 14Karen Dakin with husband Jeff toasting their stunning £1million win this weekCredit: PA Karen, from Ipswich, plans to buy a new house and a car for her NHS storeman hubby Jeff, 60, who had a serious stroke in 2018. And while she'll also treat herself to an overdue holiday when she can, Karen has no plans to hang up her dinner lady hairnet just yet. "I love my job, school and all the kids,” she explained. News of Karen's plans to keep working come as Britain's youngest lottery winner, Callie Rogers, was found to be claiming Universal Credit after blowing £1.8million on cosmetic surgeries and partying. 14Callie Rogers was just 16 when she won over £1.8m in 2003Credit: PA:Press Association 14She...
    The Biden administration will continue to work with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo because "we don't want any state to be impacted negatively" by the coronavirus pandemic, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday ahead of a weekly governors' call. "Like everyone who continues to read the stories, new developments seem to happen every day. We find them troubling, the president finds them troubling," Psaki said during a press briefing. "Of course, our objective though here continues to be to get the COVID pandemic under control, and we don’t want any state to be impacted negatively. We will continue to work with a range of governors, including Gov. Cuomo, who I would expect to join the call tomorrow. We’ll leave that up to him." Cuomo is chair of the National Governors Association. "The New York attorney general is pursuing, of course, an independent investigation against Gov. Cuomo and … the president believes that is appropriate," Psaki said. BIDEN, NO STRANGER TO INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING ACCUSATIONS, GIVES CUOMO PASS Cuomo faces multiple scandals, including allegations of improper touching. The governor has denied any wrongdoing and claimed any unwanted contact or...
    By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — “The Color Purple” turned into Grammy, Tony and Emmy gold for Cynthia Erivo. The performer’s brilliant performance in the Broadway revival won her the 2016 Tony for best actress in a musical. She performed songs from the play on the “Today” show, earning the Daytime Emmy for outstanding music performance in a daytime program. And the show’s soundtrack won best musical theater album at the 2017 Grammys. “I guess I didn’t expect to be this close this soon,” Erivo told The Associated Press of her almost-EGOT status. “I’m just going to keep working. If it happens, it happens. It’s not the thing I’m chasing. I’m chasing good work, good projects and good stories. Hopefully that’s what ends up happening as a result of those things.” Others have won a Tony, Grammy and Emmy in a single run like Erivo did, including Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones of “Dear Evan Hansen” fame and Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel from “The Band’s Visit.” The Daytime Emmy the five stars received is...
    Purell spray cleaner is somehow back in stock at Amazon with a huge 46% discount Players 2021: Kyle Stanley nearly slam dunks hole-in-one, still winds up in the water on No. 17 NEW YORK (AP) — “The Color Purple” turned into Grammy, Tony and Emmy gold for Cynthia Erivo. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - Cynthia Erivo arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Harriet" on Oct. 29, 2019. Erivo portrays Aretha Franklin in the National Geographic miniseries “Genius: Aretha.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) The performer’s brilliant performance in the Broadway revival won her the 2016 Tony for best actress in a musical. She performed songs from the play on the “Today” show, earning the Daytime Emmy for outstanding music performance in a daytime program. And the show’s soundtrack won best musical theater album at the 2017 Grammys. “I guess I didn’t expect to be this close this soon,” Erivo told The Associated Press of her almost-EGOT status. “I’m just going to keep working. If it happens, it happens. It’s not the thing I’m chasing. I’m chasing...
    KAI HAVERTZ is finally ready to deliver for Chelsea and silence those who questioned his £62MILLION price tag. The German winger has been boosted in particular by his part in Monday’s 2-0 win over Everton which locked his team into the Premier League top four. 2Kai Havertz is finally hoping to get his Chelsea career going after a tough startCredit: Getty Havertz had to overcome coronavirus and adapt to English football but now feels more settled. He said: “It wasn’t easy to come here. Everything was new. Seven months ago I came. Now it’s time to perform. I know that. “I know many people have doubts about me. I just try to keep working. A performance like this will give me confidence. “The first seven months were not easy for me but you have to keep working and I did that. “I think it was a good performance from me, but you cannot say this after one performance. “You have to be strong in the next few matches as well and that’s my goal. I will try to improve.” Ex-Bayer...
    A brave FDNY paramedic, savagely attacked by a crazed teenager who took a bite out of her face, said the bizarre encounter will not derail her career. “I have a very deep passion for what I do,” Jenna Piscitello told The Post. “This incident isn’t going to ever stop from me continuing to be as compassionate as I am with people.” But Piscitello, who’s been with the FDNY for seven years, admitted the bloody experience was “a little traumatizing.” The attack happened early Friday in Brooklyn as Piscitello and her crew responded to a call for a patient with “altered mental status.” Piscitello, 28, who started as an EMT and became a paramedic in 2019, said a 17-year-old girl was trying to run out of the house, and kept falling. But, she said, the teen was not threatening until first responders tried to get her onto a stretcher. “She just wrapped her legs around my torso, her arms around my neck and just took a nice big chomp out of my face,” Piscitello recounted. “She was like on...
    George Floyd: gentle giant who became symbol of fight against racism 6 takeaways from Senate approval of Bidens COVID-19 relief bill The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first Super Bowl in nearly two decades in February, and they did it in large part because they successfully lured future Hall of Famer Tom Brady from New England. Now, they're working to keep the 43-year-old quarterback around for at least several more seasons. Weeks after Bucs general manager Jason Licht hinted the team could sign Brady to a new contract, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports the two sides have begun working toward just that. © Provided by CBS Sports Brady, who signed a two-year deal worth up to $53.375 million with Tampa Bay last offseason, is currently "exploring options to extend his deal," per La Canfora. An extension wouldn't just keep Brady tied to the Bucs beyond 2021 -- his age-44 season -- it would more importantly enable the team to reallocate resources in 2021 free agency. Brady's "objective is to do what he can to help retain...
    U.S. Pushes to Reopen; Canada Clears J&J Vaccine: Virus Update Covid relief push: Joe Manchin stalls Democrats voting for hours © Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Joe Biden salutes as he exits Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The US military is still trying to solve a problem with the new presidential helicopter. The helicopter expected to serve as the new Marine One sometimes scorches the lawn when it lands. Possible solutions to the problem are expected by June at the earliest. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US military and a leading defense contractor are still searching for a solution that will keep the new helicopter expected to eventually serve as Marine One from burning the White House lawn, Bloomberg News reported Friday. Load Error The military is in the process of replacing the aging executive transport fleet of 11 Sikorsky VH-3D and eight VH-60N helicopters, which are designated with the call sign "Marine One" when the president is aboard, with roughly two dozen VH-92A...
    GORDON Ramsay has revealed he makes his kids fly “cattle” class while he lives it up in first class with his wife Tana. The TV chef exclusively tells The Sun the strict rule helps “keep them grounded and motivated”. 4Gordon Ramsay tries to keep his kids 'grounded and motivated'Credit: PA:Press Association "When it comes to holidays, I told them: 'Don't you dare waste that f***ing money flying first class from here to New York - we all f***ing take off together, we all land together; think what else do with money',” he exclusively told The Sun. "When they ask if they can pop up to us for some nice food, we say 'No you f***ing can't', so now they take their own picnics on board, and they're absolutely fine in economy. “I mean, what 14 year old needs to sit in a reclining chair?" While his Instagram may look glamorous - think hanging out with good pal David Beckham in LA, exotic trips abroad and endless plates of ridiculously appealing-looking food - unquestionably Gordon is one of the hardest working...
    (CNN) — Lowering Covid-19 cases across the US isn’t only critical to helping prevent another surge fueled by variants — it also makes vaccines more likely to continue working effectively against mutations, one expert says. “The best thing we could possibly do to improve the chances that the vaccine will continue working as we’re hoping it will, is to reduce cases as much as possible without having those reductions occur as a result of vaccine-derived immunity,” Dr. Michael Mina, an epidemiologist and immunologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said during a Tuesday event. RELATED: Baltimore Lifts More COVID-19 Restrictions At Restaurants, Bars, Gyms And Venues The US on Tuesday reported more than 59,500 new Covid-19 cases — a far cry from the six-figure case totals it was reporting just a month ago. But experts warn that these infection numbers are still high and could see another uptick if Americans let down their guard. This is why measures like masks and social distancing continue to play a key role, because if the virus continues circulating at high...
    Loading the player... The state of Texas has endured a winter storm bringing colder than normal temperatures and snow to the southern state. As residents attempt to stay warm amid power outages, an accident has resulted in the tragic death of a woman and child. Read More: Permanent George Floyd street mural unveiled in Houston Pedestrians walk on an icy road on February 15, 2021 in East Austin, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather to Texas, causing traffic delays and power outages, and storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images) KHOU 11 reported in Houston, two people died and two others were hospitalized as the result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Houston Police claimed the family was attempting to stay warm by running a car in their attached garage. The department issued a statement to confirm the news and issue a warning to others who have to find their own methods to stay warm without working electricity. “Mid West officers and HFD were dispatched...
    Spotify is jumping on the remote work bandwagon in a big way with an announcement on Friday that it will let its employees choose where they’d like work, both for their preference of coming into the office or staying mostly at home and their geographic location in the world. Spotify is calling the initiative Work From Anywhere and it describes it as a “new way of collaborating that allows Spotifiers to work from wherever they do their best thinking and creating.” “Through this distributed-first mentality, we are giving employees the opportunity to elect a Work Mode—whether they’d prefer to work mostly at home or in the office—as well as their geographic location,” the company’s blog post reads. Spotify says it will implement the new options this summer, and the choice of how often, if ever, an employee returns to the office will be decided by the employee in conversations with their manager and team. As for the freedom to work for Spotify anywhere in the world, the company says it will let employees decide their location “with some...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The North Texas Tollway Authority, as well as the Texas Department of Transportation, both have staff on overnight shifts tonight treating the roads ahead of what could be many days of wet winter weather. They say they are prepared for whatever mother nature has in store for the remainder of the week. RELATED: Dallas Police Exchange Gunfire With Fugitive, No One Injured Both, have spent the last few days distributing pre-treatment on North Texas roads that will lower their freezing point. “We have approximately 180 pieces of equipment and all sorts of configurations. We use all of them. When we have this scenario It’s an all hands on deck, 24/7 operation,” said Val Lopez, Public Information Officer for Fort Worth TxDOT. “We’re trying to prevent ice from bonding onto the roadway.” But of course, areas of concern our bridges and overpasses. They are places where precipitation is likely to land, and where roads are not insulated by the warmth of the ground. “From here on out, that’s going to be our primary focus is those elevated...
    Bezos and Bloomberg among top 50 US charity donors for 2020 Marjorie Taylor Greenes laughably twisted logic to explain away the January 6 riot 6 reasons I want to keep learning and working from home even after the pandemic ends © Provided by Business Insider Author not pictured. DaniloAndjust/Getty Images Taryn Herlich is a writer, student, and mental health advocate based in Toronto, Canada. Herlich says she's come to prefer her at-home study and work routine over the pre-pandemic norm. She experiences less anxiety learning from home, and has more time to work on her hobbies and passions. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Some may say I've gotten a little too comfortable with the habit of staying home. I've always been a homebody, an introvert, a person who thrives in the comfort of well … being alone. While I enjoy socializing, I also struggle from panic attacks which often surface in places that exhibit high stress, like school and work. So you can understand that when the switch for a virtual education became...
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