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    Cannabis shops across the San Francisco Bay Area have been thrown into dire straits as gangs of thieves broke into more than 15 shops throughout November during the series of 'smash-and-grab' robberies plaguing California.  Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong told reporters that 'hundreds' of vehicles targeted marijuana stores in Oakland last month, firing 175 shots and stealing about $5 million worth of products.  Alphonso 'Tucky' Blunt, owner of Blunts and Moore, told MJBizDaily that his store lost about $25,000 during a November 22 raid, where more than a dozen burglars ransacked the store.  'I know 25 or so businesses that got hit … and out of all those, the percentage I know that told me that they may not be able to reopen is about 50 percent. That's scary, Blunt said.  'I was safer, and had more money, (selling) on the street, illegally.' A gang of thieves broke into Blunts and Moore on November 22, making off with about $25,000 worth of product as the ransacked the store  Alphonso 'Tucky' Blunt, owner of the Blunts and Moore cannabis shop, said...
    CALLUM WILSON fired Newcastle to their first win of the season as Eddie Howe's men edged past Burnley at St James' Park. The crucial victory, the first of the new Saudi ownership, sees the Toon climb above Norwich off the foot of the table. 3Callum Wilson celebrates alongside JoelintonCredit: Reuters 3Nick Pope drops a cross in the build up to Wilson's goalCredit: Getty Wilson fired Newcastle into a 40th minute lead, after pouncing on a goalkeeping mix-up. Nick Pope thought he'd claimed a cross, only to lose his grip on the ball allowing Wilson to pounce. The incident was checked by VAR for a potential foul on Pope, with the decision to award the goal greeted by a loud roar from the home fans. Sean Dyche thought his side had levelled on 84 minutes through Jay Rodriguez, only for the would-be super-sub to be ruled offside - with the Toon seeing out their win. In addition to overtaking Norwich on goal difference, the win also sees the Magpies go level on points with opponents Burnley in the battle against the...
    Shmuley Boteach, rabbi and author of Kosher Hate: How To Fight Jew-Hatred, Racism, and Bigotry, described the continuity of Jewish people as proof of the divine hand in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak. Pollak remarked, “There’s something about the mystery of Jewish survival in this Hanukkah holiday. What can we learn about that? How is it that Jews were celebrating this miraculous survival thousands of years ago — and we’re still celebrating it today — when many other civilizations [and] empires have come and gone, and there’s almost no trace of them except what we find in archaeological records or what was preserved by other civilizations?” Boteach replied, “The survival [and] continuity of the Jewish people against all odds, for many people, is proof positive that there is a God. The longevity of the Jewish people is itself a testament to God because we are the most persecuted of all nations.” Boteach linked Adolf Hitler’s genocidal pursuit against Jews to Roman emperors Hadrian, Titus, and Vespasian. “We’re still here, and Rome is a footnote in...
    EDDIE HOWE admitted rock-bottom Newcastle will struggle to attract players in January. The mega rich Saudi-owned Magpies desperately need reinforcements to avoid relegation. 1Eddie Howe is worried Newcastle's precarious Premier League status may deter players from signing in JanuaryCredit: Getty Howe will be given around £50million to spend, but, six points off safety, he knows how hard it will be to land signings without an immediate upturn. Toon’s new boss dismissed talkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor’s claim that 'players don’t want to live in Newcastle….they want to be close to London'. But he said: “I’ve heard from everyone how nice the area is to live in. “We’ll have no problem attracting players to Newcastle for a whole host of reasons. I don’t think that’s going to be an issue. “What is an issue is our league position in attracting players in January. “It’s very difficult to make any promises in the sense that we will definitely spend money and sign players. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogFOOTY LIVE Neymar horror injury LATEST, Newcastle want £4m Hoffenheim midfielderLive BlogUNITED LATEST Ralf Rangnick...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On the heels of Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday, a day when shoppers are asked to shop local and support local. Small businesses were some of the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic — resulting in the closure of roughly 200,000 of them nationwide during the first year of the pandemic alone. This year the Ravenswood industrial corridor brought back a beloved tradition to bring back people. READ MORE: Man Killed In Shooting Near Gurnee Mills MallThere are more than 100 local shops in Ravenswood that are just starting to welcome back their in-person experiences over the last few months. Many of them are now saying last year was make or break, but now that they’ve made it, they still need help. After a pandemic pause, the Ravenswood Holly Jolly Trolley was back for the first time since 2019 for Small Business Saturday. The free trolley made stops during peak shopping hours on Damen, Montrose, Wilson, Irving Park, and Ravenswood Avenues. “We’ve been gearing up for this for most of the year,” said Gene Wagendorf, associate director of...
    HARRISON Hansen believes Toulouse can stick around for more than one season as Super League’s French connection doubles. And his FIFTH top flight club can do so by dazzling opponents with their free flowing rugby. 3 Harrison Hansen (left) believes Toulouse can survive in Super LeagueCredit: SWPIX.COM The French side has been handed a home opener against Huddersfield on Saturday, February 12 after being promoted from the Championship. Two days’ earlier, compatriots Catalans open the 2022 campaign with a Grand Final rematch at St Helens. Now veteran Hansen, who signed on to give it one more go in Super League after being refreshed by the Covid-19 lockdown, feels Sylvain Houles’ men can flourish. The 36-year-old said: “We’ve got Super League quality players and we’ve added to them. “We had a Super League ready team at the start of last year but we did it the hard way. We worked our arses off and we reached our goal, which was a lot more rewarding. CASHING IN States issue 'surprise holiday cash' up to $1.1k with parents in line for $1.8kOH KHLO...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The University of Chicago Medicine performed two heart transplants this Thanksgiving Day – bringing the total for the year to a record 55. The U of C said both patients were doing well following the transplants. READ MORE: Chicago Reaches Goal Of 77% First-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage A Month EarlyIn a news release, the U of C also noted that the latest biannual data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients show that its heart transplant program is the best-performing in the country – based on key benchmarks for survival and how quickly patients can receive transplants. The U of C had the best one-year survival ratio, the best transplant rate, and the shortest time to transplant for patients in need of a new heart. READ MORE: Woman Carjacked In Parking Lot Of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center“When you have the best survival and shortest wait time, you’re the best program,” Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam, Director of the UChicago Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, said in a news release. “It’s a proud moment for everyone who’s made this...
    HEARTBREAKING footage shows the moment a giraffe mum accidentally pushes her newborn calf over a riverbank while trying to save it from a lioness. The baby - just hours old - is too weak to climb back up the cliff but miraculously survives a mauling by the hungry predator. 6A giraffe and her newborn calf are cornered by a lioness after a four-mile chase 6The mum lunges to chase off the predator, accidentally knocking the baby over a riverbank cliff Shocking images show the youngster with its head in the lion's jaws and then being dragged by the neck across the riverbed. Its blinking eyes and soft breathing are the only signs it is still alive. The frantic mum is then seen repeatedly chasing off the lioness from the limp calf in a five-hour battle for survival. Incredibly, the calf was later able to get back on its feet and ran into the water, with the lioness still lurking nearby. But after the exhausting struggle - and no milk from its mother - it was eventually unable to hold its...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) — A man who was given a 5% likelihood of survival after contracting COVID-19 is now sharing his story of survival in hope of saving others from going through the trauma he did this year. Nathan Washam, 43, was in a coma for nearly two months and later diagnosed as paralyzed following his contracting COVID-19. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Kruger Rock Fire Now Fully Contained Near Estes ParkWasham, who prior to COVID-19 was very physically active, went into the hospital in January 2021 weighing 218 pounds. Much of his weight was muscle mass. Washam says he had 18-inch biceps before hospitalization. Washam did not have underlying health conditions nor was he immunocompromised. He did battle cancer nearly two decades prior. Doctors with UCHealth said his previous cancer diagnosis do not contribute to his severe response to COVID-19. “I’m a non-smoker, non-drinker, very physically active and healthy person who went from living a normal life to having every single thing in my life taken away from me,” Washam told CBS4’s Dillon Thomas. Washam was not...
    Killers return WE’D love to know David Perry’s Lottery numbers — he’s the luckiest man alive. How many others walk away from a suicide bombing in their own car? 3The cabbie’s incredible survival is the only bright note from the Liverpool horrorCredit: Rex The cabbie’s incredible survival is the only bright note from the Liverpool horror. Because with that, and the appalling murder of MP David Amess, our terror threat is now “severe”. Our spooks fear new attacks at Christmas. The Covid curbs we lived under gave us a respite from warped terrorist losers. Looks like they’re back. Most read in The US SunSLOW DOWN, MA'AM Queen urged to QUIT after missing Remembrance amid growing health fearsIN DESPERATE NEED ‘Secret stimulus check’ sent out as calls grow for more mortgage reliefTRAGIC LOSS Chris Daughtry's stepdaughter's boyfriend is arrested after her shock deathSPACE WARS Russia 'conducts weapons test forcing ISS crew to take shelter from debris'WAR CRY Russia says tensions with West ‘almost at boiling point’ & Putin ‘ready to destroy’THE 'GREAT SEX DEPRESSION' Record number of young Americans not...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. With 751 fewer child care providers in Maryland 18 months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to close or scale back, providers say they are operating in “survival mode” still, struggling to find qualified workers and to offer competitive wages and health benefits. “We are the workforce who take care of the workforce,” Carolina Reyes, owner of a bilingual child care center in Prince George’s County, told state lawmakers Wednesday in a virtual meeting on the impact of the pandemic on child care services. Prince George’s County had the biggest loss of child care centers with 141 fewer providers than in January 2020, according to the Maryland State Department of Education. Anne Arundel and Baltimore each have 85 fewer child care providers. “This is one of the richest states in the country, we need to really invest in … child care — it’s part of the economy, it’s part of commerce, we need to connect the dots,” echoed Chris Peusch, executive...
    A NEW troop of stars including Maisie Smith and AJ and Curtis Pritchard are battling the odds as filming for the latest SAS: Who Dares Wins gets underway. But the original adventurer Bear Grylls believes the Channel 4 series is too harsh. 1Bear himself spent three years in the SASCredit: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via He has fronted his own survival skills show, Running Wild, in America since 2014.A-list celebrities including Barack Obama, Zac Efron and Kate Winslet have appeared. And Bear himself spent three years in the SAS, so he knows his reef knot from his snare traps. In a side swipe at Who Dares, Bear said: “It is about the guests and you don’t need to take them to the edge. “We don’t need to kill people.” Bear obviously felt comfortable dissing the rival show now Ant Middleton has departed. Most read in The US SunCASH COMING November 'stimulus check' payment comes NEXT WEEK ahead of final $300 deadlineBIG BUCKS $2,000 'could be sent EVERY month' as November 'stimulus check' date nearsGASSED UP Joe's 'fart' in front of Royals...
                      by James D. Agresti  In a PolitiFact article titled “Why the COVID-19 Survival Rate Is Not Over 99%,” staff writer Jason Asenso argues that about 1.7% of U.S. residents who contract COVID-19 die from it. However, he uses a naive approach to calculate this figure, and legitimate methods show that the average COVID-19 survival rate is firmly over 99%. Medical journals have documented the deadly harms of exaggerating the fatality rate of COVID-19. Nevertheless, Facebook is amplifying PolitiFact’s false claim by using it to censor genuine facts about this issue. The Denominator Problem PolitiFact calculates the C-19 death rate by dividing the number of people who “have died” from C-19 by the number of “confirmed COVID-19 cases” in the United States. Using data from August 6, 2021, this is 614,300 deaths divided by 35.2 million cases, which equals 1.7%. That simplistic calculation suffers from a fatal flaw that medical scholars have repeatedly refuted. For example, a 2020 paper published by Cambridge University Press warns that this approach produces a large...
    When President Biden first unveiled the Build Back Better agenda, it appeared that this country was on the path to a new war on poverty. In April, he told Congress that "trickle-down economics have never worked" and that it was time to build the economy "from the bottom-up." This came after the first reconciliation bill of the pandemic included the child tax credit that — combined with an expanded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, and other emergency programs — reduced the poverty rate from 13.9% in 2018 to 7.7% in 2021. (Without such actions, it was estimated that the poverty rate might have risen to 23.1%.) All eyes are now on the future of this Build Back Better plan, whether it will pass and whether it will include paid sick leave, reduced prescription drug prices, expanded child tax credits, expanded earned income tax credits for those without children, universal pre-K, climate resilience and green jobs, and other important domestic policy investments. For months, the nation has witnessed a debate taking place in Congress over how much...
    Watamu Marine Wildlife in Malindi, Kenya.(Sipa/AP) This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Off the Caribbean coast of Colombia, rare manatee calves have been spotted in the canals and rivers of Cispatá Bay’s mangrove forests. The once-critically endangered American crocodile is now seen more frequently. Birds and lizards nest in the branches, fish and shrimps use the roots as nurseries. These 11,000 protected hectares (27,000 acres) of mangroves are a biodiversity hotspot. But the Cispatá conservation project, a collaboration between Colombia’s Marine and Coastal Research Institute (Invemar), Conservation International (CI) and Apple, is not just of interest to birdwatchers and ecologists. It has attracted the attention of marine scientists, researchers and corporations, as it is among the first to measure and sell a new type of credit to fund conservation: “blue carbon.” Mangroves, like other coastal wetlands, are powerful carbon sinks. That is, they suck up carbon dioxide from the air to store in their roots and branches, as well as the sediment that collects around them. They do this so well that...
    While conducting research in Greenland, ice scientist Twila Moon was struck this summer by what climate change has doomed Earth to lose and what could still be saved. The Arctic is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet and is on such a knife’s edge of survival that the U.N. climate negotiations underway in Scotland this week could make the difference between ice and water at the top of the world in the same way that a couple of tenths of a degree matter around the freezing mark, scientists say. Arctic ice sheets and glaciers are shrinking, with some glaciers already gone. Permafrost, the icy soil that traps the potent greenhouse gas methane, is thawing. Wildfires have broken out in the Arctic. Siberia even hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). Even a region called the Last Ice Area showed unexpected melting this year. In the next couple of decades, the Arctic is likely to see summers with no sea ice. As she returns regularly to Greenland, Moon, a researcher with the U.S. National...
    Netflix hits Bridgerton and South Korean survival drama Squid Game are among the top nominees at this year's 60th annual Rose d'Or Awards. The streaming giant has once again produced some top quality awards fodder ahead of the ceremony, which will 'recognise excellence in entertainment programming'.  Last month Sue Perkins was announced as the new host of the ceremony, which will take place virtually for the second time later this month. Nominated: Netflix hits Bridgerton (pictured) and South Korean survival drama Squid Game are among the top nominees at this year's 60th annual Rose d'Or Awards The nominee shortlist was voted for by a jury of 150 broadcast execs and leading producers from some of the biggest series from the last 12 months. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'No wonder you're putting on weight': Mrs Hinch is targeted... 'Thank you for making me laugh every single day': Jamie... Phoebe Dynevor wows in a chic black strapless gown as she... Happy after 22 years! Miami Vice star Don Johnson, 71, and... Share this...
    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights official called Thursday for countries to act decisively on climate change, saying it is a “matter of survival” for humanity. In a statement ahead of next week’s U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, the global body’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said that “only urgent, priority action can mitigate or avert disasters that will have huge – and in some cases lethal – impacts on all of us, especially our children and grandchildren.” Bachelet urged governments taking part in the Oct. 31-Nov. 13 meeting to make good on pledges of financial aid to help poor countries that are most at risk to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of global warming. “This is a human rights obligation and a matter of survival,” she said. “Without a healthy planet to live on, there will be no human rights – and if we continue on our current path — there may be no humans.” Her words were echoed by U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, who warned of the dramatic...
    21 Thoughtful and Heartwarming Gifts to Get Your Loved Ones Just Because Framber Valdez Flummoxed by Fly Balls, Putting Houston in an Early Hole Kelsey Grammer, Phyllis Logan Dr. Crane and Mrs. Hughes are joining forces. Frasier star Kelsey Grammer and Downton Abbey‘s Phyllis Logan are uniting for high concept thriller No Way Up, being introduced to buyers at next week’s American Film Market by Altitude Film Entertainment. Described by the filmmakers as a “rollercoaster combination of disaster movie and survival thriller,” No Way Up follows two characters from very different backgrounds that are thrown together when the plane they are traveling on crashes into the Pacific Ocean. The stricken airliner comes to rest perilously close to the edge of a bottomless ravine with the surviving passengers and crew trapped in an air pocket. With their air supply rapidly running out, a nightmare fight for survival ensues as dangers from all sides hone in on them. The film will be directed by Claudio Fäh from a screenplay by Andy Mayson, with further casting set to be announced. A spring...
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reiterated her call for Facebook to be broken up and ripped the company for posing a risk to democracy’s survival. Appearing on The Beat with Ari Melber on Tuesday, Warren was asked about Big Tech accountability. Melber noted that Facebook rakes in billions in profits while paying just a 13% corporate tax rate. “We’ve covered that the Biden administration’s agencies are going a little harder [on Big Tech] on that than before,” said the host. “Some of the nominees seem a little stronger, at least more skeptical. But what’s your view of what direction we’re going and what more should Congress and the federal government do, if anything, to hold Big Tech accountable right now?” Warren responded by saying, “The only way we’re going to hold them accountable is to break them up. And I understand there are people who say, “Well, maybe we could regulate them a little better and we could put more cops on the beat. Look, I’m not opposed to that. It’s just not enough to get the job done.” She suggested...
    An analysis of National Health Service (NHS) statistics by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) suggests that 20,000 cancer cases have gone undiagnosed due to Covid. The IPPR, which collaborated with the CF data analytics consultancy in conducting its analysis, estimated that some 369,000 fewer people were referred to a cancer specialist than might otherwise be expected in the year following the first coronavirus lockdown and that the resulting backlog might not be cleared until 2033. “Behind these statistics are thousands of people for whom it will now be too late to cure their cancer,” the authors of the report noted gravely in comments quoted by The Telegraph. “We estimate that the number of cancers diagnosed while they are still highly curable (stage one and two) fell from 44 per cent before to pandemic to 41 per cent last year,” they added. “The pandemic has severely disrupted cancer services in England, undoing years of progress in improving cancer survival rates,” warned Dr Parth Patel, an IPPR research fellow who also works as a National Health Service medic. “Now the health service faces...
    ‘Sing 2’ Set for AFI Fest World Premiere Shopping online for the holidays? Beware empty virtual shelves © Provided by Sports Illustrated A 1–0 home win over Dynamo Kiev was anything but convincing, but the boost to Barcelona's bottom line in the competition is all that matters at this point. View the original article to see embedded media.On Wednesday night against Dynamo Kiev, Barcelona did what it desperately needed to do: It survived.  The 1–0 win wasn't pretty—actually it was far from pretty, whether by Barça's lofty tiki-taka standards or not. It wasn't easy. But it was a step forward, and there hasn't been a whole lot of that for Barcelona in the last year.  Effectively playing for its Champions League life in the third match of the group stage, Barcelona left it to one of the few remaining stars who were part of the glory days to get the three points that will allow it to breathe for at least another matchday. Gerard Piqué's back-post run and sliding volley in the 36th minute was all it took, and...
    A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Wednesday: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP E After consecutive losses to open its Champions League campaign, Barcelona needs to find a way to beat Dynamo Kyiv at home to have a realistic chance of advancing to the knockout stage. It is last in the group, a point behind third-place Dynamo. The Catalan club has made it past the group stage every season since an early elimination in 2000-01. While Barcelona has struggled, Bayern Munich has cruised and now visits second-place Benfica. Neither team has conceded a goal in this season’s group stage but they had contrasting weekends. Bayern comes into the game off a statement 5-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday, while Benfica needed extra time to beat second-division Trofense the day before. GROUP F Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure again after the team’s run of two victories in its last seven games, including the win over Villarreal in the Champions League that came courtesy of a 95th-minute goal by Cristiano Ronaldo. That left United on three points...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – Over the past three decades, the population of leatherback sea turtles in California has declined each year from 178 to just 50, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Leatherback sea turtles are the world’s largest turtle species weighing an average of 1,000 pounds. READ MORE: Firefighters Deal With Aftermath Of Brannan Island FireThey have been on the federal endangered species list since 1973, with a 5.6% decrease in population each year. Recently, scientists have discovered how crucial California is to their survival, according to Catherine Kilduff, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. This subpopulation of sea turtles hatches on beaches in Indonesia. Once fully grown, they swim nearly 6,000 miles to eat jellyfish off the California coast. READ MORE: Man, 34, Stabbed While Being Robbed By 3 Men In StocktonCalifornia is essential to their survival. The California Fish and Game Commission, located in Downtown Sacramento, voted Thursday to add the turtles under the state’s Endangered Species Act. Adding turtles to California’s endangered species list will make them a conservation priority for state agencies. It...
    A BIZARRE online theory that claims Brian Laundrie could be holed up in a bunker under his parents' garden is "100percent plausible," according to a survival expert. The search for the missing fugitive has led investigators to all corners of the Southeast, from the Appalachian trail to Fort De Soto Park in Florida to the Carlton Reserve. 4Online sleuths claim to have seen a hand emerge from the gardenCredit: Splash 4Brian is wanted as a 'person of interest' in the death of Gabby PetitoCredit: Social Media - Refer to source But according to one theory, Brian could have stayed close to home. Some online sleuths who poured over surveillance footage of the Laundrie family home in North Port, Florida claim it shows a hand emerging from underneath the flower bed. Others say a white-colored square pit seen in the garden could be an underground bunker. While the theory seems far-fetched, survival expert Gary Lynch, the owner of Texas-based Rising S Company, told Fox News it may have some weight. "The possibility of having a bunker there, his parents having a...
    A GIANT anaconda wraps itself around a deadly caiman in a brutal fight for survival - but who comes out on top? Kim Sullivan from Indiana in the US witnessed the 40-minute-long struggle between the croc and the snake along the banks of the Cuiabá River, Brazil, which resulted in a draw between the pair. 7Kim Sullivan witnessed the 40-minute struggleCredit: Caters 7The dramatic fight in BrazilCredit: Caters 7An various points it looked as though the caiman might succumbCredit: Caters 7The anaconda wrapped itself all around the caimanCredit: Caters The photographer snapped these dramatic images in September while searching for jaguars by boat along the river when the struggle was spotted. Kim says it was a once in a lifetime sighting, and while predation is common, she had never seen anything like this standoff between the caiman and anaconda. She added: "I wondered how on earth the caiman got in this predicament as it must have taken a while for the anaconda to work its way into this type of hold. "It's a very rare thing to see. Most read...
    BRIAN Laundrie may drive himself insane with no sleep, a survival expert has claimed while cops believe there is a 50 percent chance he is already dead. As the search for  Gabby Petito's missing fiancé continues, experts have questioned Laundrie's skills to survive in the wild, after his sister claimed that her brother was a "mediocre survivalist." Laundrie has been missing for almost a month 4The search for Brian Laundrie continuesCredit: North Port Police Robert Urban, founder, and instructor of Urban Survival Academy told CNN that it is "highly unlikely" that someone who is not professionally trained in survival tactics could be alive after this long in the Carlton Reserve. He said: "Florida’s climate is very, very difficult. I am an expert with plenty of experience, and it would be everything that I could do to survive for (more) than three weeks. "Someone with no experience, you cannot be lucky and survive in that sort of climate." Another expert, Jason Marsteiner, founder and president of The Survival University said: "Twenty-five days in that area is extremely tough. I wouldn’t...
    (CNN)For more than three weeks, local and federal authorities have been combing through a 25,000-acre nature reserve searching for Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. On September 1, Laundrie returned in Petito's van to the couple's North Port, Florida, home from a cross-country road trip the couple embarked on earlier in the summer, police have said. Petito's remains were later found in Wyoming's Teton County. Laundrie has not been accused of any wrongdoing in Petito's killing. Laundrie's parents told police he left home on September 13 -- a day earlier than they initially told investigators -- to hike in the nearby Carlton Reserve. What we know about Gabby Petitos final daysDozens of officers from agencies including the FBI, the North Port Police Department, Florida Wildlife Commission, several sheriff's offices and K9 search and rescue teams have been searching the reserve since Laundrie's parents first talked to police on September 17."The Carlton Reserve is a vast and unforgiving location at times. It is currently (waist) deep in water in many areas," North Port police said in a Facebook post...
    The Congressional Women’s Softball Game will return this month after being canceled last year and postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The game, which is typically held in June, will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Watkins Recreation Center on Capitol Hill. A bipartisan team of women members of Congress play against a team of women journalists in the D.C. press corps to benefit the Young Survival Coalition, a nonprofit raising awareness about breast cancer in young people. This year’s game has already brought in $371,000 in donations, which game organizers said more than any other year at this point. The Congressional Women’s Softball Game has raised $1.6 million for the Young Survival Coalition to date. Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz founded the game in 2009 after her own battle with breast cancer at age 41. “The Congressional Women’s Softball Game is a fun, competitive way to raise awareness about breast cancer in young women and vital funds for the Young Survival Coalition. Having a support network was critical during my cancer battle, and the...
    A MUM-of-two has lost her leg and was given just a "two per cent survival chance" after a spider bite on her bum rotted away her flesh. Bridgette Garza, 39, spotted a pimple on her bottom that she thought was "nothing to worry about" in September 2020. 5Bridgette Garza was given a two per cent survival chanceCredit: Caters 5Doctors believe the pimple was actually a spider biteCredit: Caters Ten days later the mum-of-two woke from a nap and her leg was covered in blisters and she was hallucinating. The former saleswoman was eventually diagnosed with necrotising fasciitis and spent 17 days in intensive care. Doctors believe the "pimple" was likely to be a spider bite. The mum from Texas, US said: "The spot on my bum cheek wasn’t scary - it didn’t have a head on it to pop either. "Doctors have now said it could have been a spider bite. "Apparently I was walking around for 10 days and it was septic but I didn’t even know. Most read in The US SunNEW FACTS Nancy Grace...
    WOULD you risk death playing childhood games in order to wipe out your debts and walk away with millions?  That is the premise of Netflix’s biggest ever show — the South Korean-made Squid Game — that is taking the world by storm. 6Woud you risk death playing childhood games in order to wipe out your debts and walk away with millions, like in Netflix hit Squid Game?Credit: NETFLIX 6The show's hero gamer Seong Ghi-hun, right, and his rival Cho Sang-wooCredit: Netflix Described as “hyper-violent” by critics, with more than 200 deaths in episode one, it has been compared to a twisted mix of films Saw, The Hunger Games and Battle Royale. And actor Wi Ha-joon, who plays policeman Hwang Jun-ho in the nine-part series, says he fears the gruesome fictional contest could in fact become reality. In an exclusive interview, he told The Sun: “If the extreme competition and wealth gap of our society persist or intensify, I think it might become a reality to varying degrees. “But I certainly hope it never happens and I don’t think it should....
    Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of slain van life blogger Gabby Petito, has arguably become the most wanted man in America after slipping into hiding following reports of her disappearance on Sept. 11. But the so-called outdoorsman is only "a mediocre survivalist," according to his sister, Cassie Laundrie, who urged him to surrender to authorities in an interview with ABC News this week. "I'd say Brian's a mediocre survivalist," she told the outlet. "It wouldn't surprise me if he could last out there a very long time. But also, I don't think anything would surprise me at this point." Brian Laundrie and sister Cassandra Laundrie's house. (Fox News) BRIAN LAUNDRIE MANHUNT: WHERE COULD FLORIDA FUGITIVE BE AFTER SLIPPING AWAY? The comments contradict statements from Petito's friends, who say they believe Laundrie could do well living off the land. "I know he lived in the Appalachians for what I believe was three months, and he did it by himself, so I know he’s skilled at it," Rose Davis told the Daily Mail earlier in the saga. Cassie and...
    BRIAN Laundrie could be hiding out in an urbanized environment and would have a better chance of not being spotted by cops if he wore a face mask, a survivalist says. The 23-year-old was reported missing on September 17 – days after he returned to Florida alone without his fiancée Gabby Petito. 4Brian Laundrie would have a better chance of not being caught if he was wearing a face mask in an urbanized area, a survival expert claimsCredit: Tiktok / Gabby Petito 4Laundrie remains at large after his parents reported him missing on September 17Credit: Instagram/Brian Laundrie Laundrie allegedly told his parents that he was heading to the alligator-infested Carlton Reserve in Sarasota for a hike, while online detectives allege they have spotted the fugitive in Alabama, North Port, Mexico, and Canada. His whereabouts remain unknown, prompting reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter to join the search efforts. Survival expert Dave Canterbury said cops are right to exhaust every possible lead amid reports of alleged sightings. But, he thinks Laundrie would have more chance of not being caught if...
    BRIAN Laundrie could be battling hypothermia within weeks if he is in the Florida wilderness and a feeling of “guilt” may see him make a mistake while “hiking”, a survivalist says. FBI detectives and cops continue to search for Gabby Petito’s fiancé after he was reported missing on September 17 by his parents. 5Brian Laundrie was reported missing on September 17Credit: Instagram 5Cops are scouring the Carlton Nature reserve in Florida while one of Gabby's pal said he previously spent months in the AppalachiansCredit: Gabby Petito/Instagram Police started to look for Laundrie after his parents allegedly told cops that the 23-year-old was going for a hike in Florida's Carlton Nature Reserve. The national park in Sarasota is a 25,000-acre boggy marshland that is infested with scorpions, alligators, and reptiles. Survival expert Dave Canterbury said that if Laundrie remained in the Carlton Reserve it would be “very difficult” for him to survive for this amount of time. He told The Sun: “For as long as he’s been gone and the trouble they are having finding him, I find it hard to...
    GABBY Petito posted a Valentine's Day tribute to her fiance Brian Laundrie showing off their matching tattoos. The images show the couple enjoying dates and kissing as well as an image of two hands holding, one with a ring on the engagement finger. 4Gabby Petito posted a Valentine's Day tribute to her fiance Brian LaundrieCredit: Instagram 4The images show the couple enjoying dates and kissing as well as an image of two hands holding, one with a ring on the engagement fingerCredit: Instagram In her post Gabby simply shared a white heart emoji along with five pictures of the pair. Two of the images appear to be at the same location. Another snap shows the two kissing, while a fourth picture shows Brian alone at a restaurant. The fifth picture in the collection appears to be Brian and Gabby's hands with a ring on her engagement finger. Both hands have vine tattoos on them. Gabby's leaves were a black outline, with negative space left in the leaves, while Brians' design is filled in. Vine...
    Ultraviolent Korean TV show Squid Game has become a Netflix smash hit with its story of hundreds of indebted men and women competing on a deadly game show in twisted children's games for a £27 million cash prize. The nine-episode series has soared to number one on the streaming giant's rankings with blood-soaked scenes of bullets fired into contestants' heads, bodies piled high and graphic dissection as their organs are harvested afterwards. Each episode revolves around a traditional Korean children's game, with some like Grandma's Footsteps and British Bulldogs, and the winners progress to the next round of a gruesome Hunger Games-style ladder. Adding to the depravity, the contestants are poor people who are enticed to compete to win a grand prize of 45 billion won ($38m, £27m, AU$52m).
    A friend of Gabby Petito says Brian Laundrie has wilderness survival skills that could help him if he hopes to evade law enforcement officials currently searching for him as they investigate the 22-year-old YouTuber’s disappearance and apparent murder. “He is out in the wilderness, I promise you,” Rose Davis told the celebrity tabloid People. “...If he’s alive, he’s out there, camping out ... He lived in the Appalachians by himself for months.” Earlier this week, FBI officials said that Petito’s remains were found in a Wyoming National Park, and the agency has deemed her death a homicide. The saga has garnered national attention since Petito was reported missing by her family on Sept. 11, 10 days after Laundrie returned to Florida without Petito following their lengthy van trip exploring national parks. While the couple posted about their seemingly idyllic lifestyle online, police in Utah had to intervene in an “aggressive” fight in mid-August and witnesses said the pair were kicked out of a Wyoming restaurant for a dispute days later. Davis said Laundrie had “jealousy issues” and described...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more Dogs are such loyal and sweet animals. Sadly, that often means that people take advantage of them and don’t give them the care that they deserve. There are so many stories out there of dogs who have suffered terrible treatment at the hands of cruel humans. However, with a little TLC, some of these dogs make it out and not only survive, but also thrive in their new homes. We all need some heartwarming stories like those sometimes. Despite all the hardships that they have faced and the suffering that they have endured, these 9 dogs still know how to be happy and are making the best of life: 1. Apollo  Source: The Dodo/Youtube As you can tell from his nose, Apollo was severely abused and had a pretty hard life. Luckily, some amazing people found and rescued him after he was abandoned on the side of a road. Despite all the suffering that he had endured, Apollo just wanted love and affection. Now he’s learning from his...
    If you've ever felt held back in life by an older brother, a new study suggests humans aren't the only ones.  Today, scientists report that elephants benefit more from having older sisters than older brothers when they're growing up.  The academics studied semi-captive populations of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) in Myanmar in southeast Asia.  They found female calves raised with older sisters lived longer and reproduced two years earlier than those with brothers, although it's not certain why.  Pictured, Asian elephant siblings. Overall, the presence of an elder sibling of either sex in Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) populations in Myanmar increased calf long-term survival compared to sibling absence, researchers report THE ASIAN ELEPHANT STATUS Endangered  POPULATION Fewer than 50,000 SCIENTIFIC NAME Elephas maximus  HEIGHT 6.5–11.5 feet  WEIGHT Around 11,000 pounds LENGTH Around 21 feet HABITATS Forests  Overall, Asian elephant siblings influence their younger offspring from early life, when they're calves, through to late-life, the academics claim.   Being raised with older siblings strongly increased calves' long-term survival compared to not having a sibling, the experts found – but elder sisters...
    A NEW prostate cancer breakthrough could see patients cured in just a week, researchers have found. Advancements in radiotherapy could mean that treatment could be given in a matter of days. 2New advancements in treatment could help cure men faster - meaning they spend less time in hospitalCredit: Getty - Contributor 2Prostate cancer is very common, and the causes are largely unknown Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in British blokes, and the third deadliest in the UK. One in eight British men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. At present radiotherapy for prostate cancer is given in 20 sessions, each week day for a period of a month. A new clinical trial headed up by doctors at the Royal Marsden will aim to discover if this can be taken down to just two sessions in total. The reduction in sessions would mean that the radiotherapy could focus more directly on the tumour. Dr Alison Tree, consultant clinical oncologist at the Royal Marsden and the Institute of Cancer Research in London suggested that men could 'come in and...
    An ancient bird that lived 120 million years ago had fancy tail feathers like a peacock, a study of fossilised remains shows.  Researchers in China and the US report the discovery of Yuanchuavis kompsosoura, a bird precursor with elaborate feathers that would have helped attract it a mate.   Its remains, including well-preserved tail feathers, were taken from the 120 million-year-old deposits of the Jehol Biota in northeastern China, known as China's 'Jurassic Park'.   Y. kompsosoura was a small bird, about the size of a blue jay, but its pair of elaborate tail feathers reached more than 150 per cent the length of its body.  While its tail feathers helped it find a partner, they didn't make flying very easy, meaning it had to avoid open environments due to the risk of being unable to fly away from predators.    Artist's impression of the Mesozoic bird Yuanchuavis kompsosoura, as it would have appeared 120 million years ago. The researchers named it Yuanchuavis after Yuanchu, a bird from Chinese mythology. It had a fan of short feathers at the base and then two extremely...
    A blurry image taken from a police helicopter has given Anthony 'AJ' Elfalak's family all the proof they need that he was being cared for by an angel while lost in the bush. With her three-year-old nuzzling into her neck and holding onto her tightly, Kelly Elfalak revealed she had no doubt that the 'power of prayer' kept AJ safe. Little AJ was found on September 6 after three days in inhospitable terrain behind his family home in Putty, 150km northwest of Sydney, with nothing more than some scratches, ant bites and nappy rash. His devout Coptic Orthodox Christian family believe that an angel can be seen hidden in the rocks to his left when the NSW Police helicopter zeroed in on him. 'If you saw the picture of AJ in the creek, you can see the angel next to him,' Ms Elfalak said.    A blurry image taken from a police helicopter has given Anthony 'AJ' Elfalak's family all the proof they need that he was being cared for by an angel while lost in the bush With...
    Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) announced it started trials on Monday for a blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer before patients show symptoms. The Galleri test examines the patient’s DNA in the blood to look for early signs of cancer and significantly increases people’s chance of survival, according to the NHS’s news release. The test works by finding changes in DNA that come from tumors in the blood. “This quick and simple blood test could mark the beginning of a revolution in cancer detection and treatment here and around the world,” NHS Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard said in the news release. “By finding cancer before signs and symptoms even appear, we have the best chance of treating it and can give people the best possible chance of survival.” The NHS has today begun the world’s largest trial of a new blood test that detects more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. By finding cancer early, we have the best chance of treating it and giving people the best possible chance of survival. pic.twitter.com/CmeeIxzaq4 —...
    CHAINED to a wall and lying on a dirty mattress with a full face of make-up, Pony the orangutan waited for her next client. Men working in the nearby palm oil farm in Borneo would come into the brothel and could pay a couple of quid to have sex with a prostitute, or, horrifyingly, with her. 8 Pony was chained up used as a sex slave for six yearsCredit: Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation 8 She's since been rescued and rehabilitated and is now 21 years oldCredit: Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation Knowing what was expected, Pony would gyrate her hips when a punter came to the door before being raped by men twice the size of her who paid her owner for the experience. Stolen from her mum as a baby, the gentle ape’s entire body was shaved every other day, leaving her skin irritated, covered in sores and prone to mosquito bites - and she was taught how to perform sex acts. It was the heartbreaking story that, when reported by The Sun Online in 2018, really did shock the...
    California Governor Gavin Newsom's political future faces a critical test Tuesday when voters have their final chance to cast ballots in the recall election aimed at cutting Newsom's first term short. Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans in California and Newsom has received significant backing from some of his most influential allies in the state and support from top national Democrats, including President Biden, who will be in California Monday to campaign for Newsom. Proponents of the recall are hoping that energy against Newsom's handling of COVID-19 will lead to a stunning political upset in deep blue California. This is the sixth recall attempt by Newsom's political opponents to unseat the governor, but the first time voters will weigh in on the issue. It's just the second time a California governor faces a recall election. In 2003, voters recalled Democratic Governor Gray Davis and replaced him with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.  More than 7.2 million ballots have been returned so far, according to the California Secretary of State's office. All 22 million registered voters were sent ballots in the mail.  David McNew...
    Shake it off: The ultimate Taylor Swift playlist 8 Easy Ways You Can Stop Robocalls © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Richmond Raceway is a more challenging track than meets the eye, where its perceived parity — 12 winners in its last 17 events — somehow doesn’t signify competitive balance. It’s a difficult track on which to pass, made problematic by the fine line for handling balance — loose is good on corner entry, but too loose on corner exit is a run-breaker. And when 37 teams are fighting battles within themselves, passing for position falls down the list of priorities. What looks uneventful to fans is often too eventful for the competitors. This is why track position comes at a premium in tonight’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN). Crew chiefs, especially for playoff teams, will have plenty of strategic options at their disposal and for anyone lacking elite, race-winning speed, the more unconventional choices might provide the clearest path to a productive night. One option...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Ten years ago, a victim of the World Trade Center attacks survived against nearly impossible odds and shared her harrowing, and inspiring, story with us. For the landmark 20th commemoration, she spoke with Kristine Johnson once again. READ MORE: Top Federal, State, City Officials Receive 9/11 Security Briefing At NYPD Headquarters Ahead Of Remembrance Ceremonies Johnson spoke with Lauren Manning to see how she is doing now. Johnson met Manning on the Memorial Plaza. “How does it feel to be here?” Johnson asked. “At once feels wrapped in an enormous number of memories both tragic and sad, but in so many ways hopeful. Just to see the World Trade Center rebuilt and this beautiful plaza and remembrance to all of those who are gone. So it’s a mixed feeling,” Manning said. They first spoke a decade ago. Manning’s book, Unmeasured Strength, then just published, recalled her experience as a victim, and survivor, of the attacks on the World Trade Center. “The entire 110 story tower is trembling. I see people lying on the floor covered in flames....
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Eyewitness News reporter Joe Torres and photographer Glenn Mayrose rushed to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.While trying to get closer to the burning towers, a friendly face stopped them in the crowd.Now, they credit this woman with saving their lives.RELATED | 'Eyewitness to 9/11: Behind the Lens' reveals untold stories, rare video of America's darkest dayEMBED More News Videos On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we hear from the Eyewitness News journalists who were there, in the streets, in the air, and in the newsroom, reporting on the events as the tragedy unfolded, capturing the unforgettable video of that day, and risking their lives to tell the world what was happening. CLICK HERE for more Eyewitness News reflections, photos and stories marking the anniversary of 9/11
    Specialist bush survival experts are convinced 'miracle boy' AJ Elfalak coped so well while lost in bushland for three cold nights because his autism kept him calm. As family and friends celebrated the three-year-old boy's incredible rescue in the NSW Hunter Valley, police have come to understand how AJ, three, really survived in rugged bushland.  Wild conspiracy theories continue to circulate on social media that AJ's disappearance was staged, and that a child could not survive alone with food or water in such rugged terrain - where overnight temperatures were as low as two degrees. But detectives on Strike Force Jaylang - which was set up to investigate the circumstances of the toddler's disappearance - said AJ's injuries and condition when he was found were all consistent with him being in the bush the entire time.  Police have worked with bush survival experts to develop a full picture of AJ's time away from home - and they suggest his autism actually largely helped him maintain a calm state of mind. 'The reality is he didn't know he was lost… so he wasn't...
    As one of only two people who survived 9/11 by surfing down the Twin Towers collapse, Pasquale Buzzelli has a mixture of survivor’s guilt and gratefulness. “Here I am given this gift, and I wanted to make the most of it,” he told 60 Minutes Australia. At the same time, he struggles to make sense of why he survived and others didn’t. Perhaps it was a mixture of luck, divine intervention, and quick wits to pick a place to weather the collapse: curled up in the corner of a stairwell against two concrete walls. TALIBAN CONTROL OF NORTH AFGHANISTAN IS PROPAGANDA, GENERAL SAYS Buzzelli was on the 22nd floor of the North Tower when he rode a small patch of concrete flooring down another 18 stories, suffering just a broken leg and ankle. Two airplanes hit New York’s Twin Towers in a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, causing 2,996 deaths. The first plane slammed into the South Tower, which collapsed at 9:59 a.m. The North Tower followed 28 minutes later. TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Mia Buzzelli, Louise...