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    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need for technology with schools and work being performed online for families across the Bay Area.16-year-old San Jose native Shrobana Sengupta wanted to make sure that families in need had the tools to survive."During this pandemic, it's given me, and probably a lot of people, a lot more time at home and instead of spending it just watching TV and just wasting that time," Sengupta said. "I really just wanted to use it and help other people."RELATED: San Jose cafe 'Holy Cannoli!' gets long awaited grand opening amid COVID-19 pandemicSo, the Presentation High School student got to work.Sengupta says that she learned the core values of giving back and volunteerism from her school and her mother.After spending time as a volunteer at San Jose non-profit Sunday Friends, she knew where she wanted to make an impact."Around September or...
    A new improvement has been implemented for the system that Orange County uses to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for residents. The change comes after thousands experienced issues with the app amid high demand.Developers for Othena.com admit the system was caught off guard when the county opened vaccinations to those age 65 and older."If you look at the data and you look at the traffic, opening that (eligibility) up created a lot of interest," said Long Nguyen, Othena chief engineering officer.RELATED: Orange County residents struggle scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments through Othena appEMBED More News Videos User complaints have filled social media after thousands flooded the Othena app, the Orange County Health Care Agency's platform used for scheduling of COVID-19 vaccinations. The system had more traffic than it could handle, leaving many residents frustrated and staff at CuraPatient working out the bugs.One solution is a virtual waiting room, which was rolled out Wednesday...
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – Riverside County is being forced to change the website that residents use to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations due to technical problems with the current site. Staff and volunteers distribute the COVID vaccine to people at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Jan. 19, 2021.  (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images) The Riverside University Health System reported Thursday afternoon that thousands of residents were unable to sign up for appointments because of a “technical issue in the website code.” “Residents are understandably frustrated that the appointment website did not perform today,” said Riverside County Executive Office Juan C. Perez in a statement Thursday. “While we worked with our vendor to ensure it would be operational today, unfortunately, it was not. Frankly, that’s unacceptable. We apologize for this unfortunate situation and will soon direct residents to a new website.” It’s unclear when the new website will be up and...
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell blasted President Biden for taking the “wrong direction” on his first day in office — including stripping Americans of thousands of jobs by killing the Keystone XL pipeline project. “On the Biden administration’s very first day, it took several big steps in the wrong direction,” McConnell, now the Senate minority leader, said Thursday on the Senate floor. Noting that Biden doesn’t “owe his election to the far-left,” McConnell listed several actions Biden took on Thursday, including rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and yanking the permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. “The Day One priority was to kill thousands of American jobs, including union jobs, disappointing our strong ally Canada, and reverse some of our progress toward energy security,” McConnell said. The Kentucky senator also mentioned that the 1,200-mile pipeline project, which would’ve moved oil from the Canadian province of Alberta into Nebraska but...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California's Employment Development Department has thrown another curveball to the state's unemployed.As KGO-TV reported, the EDD suddenly shut down 1.4 million claims, trying to weed out fraud. The state gave everyone just 10 days to prove their identities - or lose their benefits. But that quickly overwhelmed the new identity verification system, causing some panic.The good news is the EDD just decided to give folks 30 days instead of ten days to meet the deadline. However, it also means people would have to go without benefits for at least another month. It puts even more strain on folks already struggling in the pandemic.KGO told you about Sarah Vain in Vallejo: "You know how long does it take to resolve this?" she said in an interview."How am I gonna make it through the rest of January - forget about February," said Jessica Choksey, a single mom in San...
    CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) — Tens of thousands of New Hampshire residents registered online to get their coronavirus vaccine Friday morning, as the state opened up eligibility to more groups, including anyone 65 and over. Gov. Chris Sununu said that after just 40 minutes, 60,000 people had signed up for vaccinations, which start Tuesday. Others eligible under “Phase 1B” of the state’s plan include the medically vulnerable with two or more underlying conditions, residents and staff at residential facilities for people with intellectual disabilities, correction officers and staff, and any health workers or first responders not already vaccinated. Sununu has urged patience as the state expected “unprecedented” volume for online signups and calls to 211. He said call wait times could be an hour or more, so he was urging residents to use the state’s website instead. 60,000 Phase 1B vaccine registrations in the first 40 minutes! Let’s go NH! https://t.co/TsRMI388FZ...
    Patricia Reber walked out of the vaccine clinic at L.A.’s Lincoln Park pumping her arms overhead like a champion. A friend told the 80-year-old she had waited four hours for a shot at Dodger Stadium, but Reber was in and out within 30 minutes. “This was wonderful,” Reber said from beneath a Kobe Bryant face mask. “I think they’ve done the best they can with the lack of federal help.” But in the chaotic rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, the triumphs were matched by heartbreaking disappointments and confusion as older residents struggled with appointment websites that crashed because of huge demand while workers waited for official information that never came. Aria Shafiee, 53, was almost in tears because her attempt to enter the vaccination site at Crenshaw Christian Center in South L.A. had been flatly denied. Shafiee knew she was younger than the 65-year minimum for vaccination under California’s rules...
    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people protested in Nepal’s capital on Friday against the prime minister for dissolving Parliament and ordering new elections in an escalating feud within the governing party. The supporters of a splinter group in the Nepal Communist Party marched peacefully in the center of Kathmandu as they demanded that Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli reinstate Parliament. Security was tight in the capital, with barbed wire barriers and police in riot gear blocking the area around the main government offices. There were no reports of violence. Parliament was dissolved on Dec. 20 at the direction of the prime minister and new elections were announced for April 30 and May 10, 2021. Oli became prime minister after his Nepal Communist Party won elections three years ago. Oli’s party and the party of former Maoist rebels had earlier merged to form a unified Communist party. Tensions,...
    Amazon will open a “pop-up” vaccination site in Seattle, Wash. over the weekend in an effort to inoculate thousands of people, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday. The one-day clinic will be open on Sunday with the goal of administering 2,000 vaccines to the public, a spokesman for Inslee told the Post. The clinic will distribute the vaccine to healthcare workers, first responders, and people 65 years and older. The state’s goal is to vaccinate 45,000 people a day. The tech giant will work in collaboration with the Virginia Mason Health System, where residents must register and make an appointment. The announcement comes after Amazon on Thursday offered itself up as an ally to President Joe Biden in his effort to distribute coronavirus vaccines. It also comes after officials from Washington State turned to the private sector — tapping the coffee giant Starbucks — to help them ramp up the state’s...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — COVID-19 vaccinations have hit a wall in the state. Tens of thousands of appointments in New York City are cancelled through Sunday, as Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s almost out of first doses. A Harlem school is one of 15 vaccination hubs that have been temporarily closed down. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state has used 93% of first doses available and won’t have any by Friday. The governor wanted to buy more doses directly from Pfizer, but on Thursday CBS2’s Lisa Rozner learned President Joe Biden’s administration won’t allow it. WATCH: Mayor De Blasio Delivers Latest COVID Briefing  De Blasio said half a million New Yorkers have been vaccinated, but there is only hope the hubs will be administering again next week when the federal government will hopefully send more doses to the city. “We are seeking clear answers and I want to be...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Nikkema Taylor was worried Thursday that should would not be able to get the second dose of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 within the recommended window. “I’m feeling so much frustration, and so much anxiety about this,” she said. The healthcare worker received her first shot Jan. 7 and said she has been trying to make an appointment for her second dose ever since but hasn’t been able to secure one because the county’s vaccination website has been overwhelmed with people trying to sign up. “When i got the first vaccine, they said don’t make it more than four days late,” she said. “So i’m trying to go online and set my appointment for the second vaccine and there’s nothing available.” Health experts initially suggested people get their second dose between 21 and 28 days after receiving the first dose, though the Centers for Disease Control...
           
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    The coronavirus has now infected all 3,006 counties across the United States, according to a new report. The last county to record a positive case was the nation’s smallest: Kalawao County, a remote island enclave in Hawaii established in the 1860s for people with leprosy, the Wall Street Journal reported. Kalawao's first case was recorded on December 10 after one resident received a positive COVID result after returning back to the county from a trip to Honolulu.  Five leprosy patients, who are all elderly and considered high risk, still live in Kalawao.  However, the county has so far managed to avoid further spread, with the person who tested positive immediately alerting authorities and quarantining themselves. The discovery in Kalawao came just under 11 months after the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in Snohomish County, Washington, on January 20, 2020. Since then, the virus has continued to ravage its way across...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The EDD has thrown another curveball to unemployed Californians. As we've reported, the EDD suddenly shut down 1.4 million claims, trying to weed out fraud. The state gave everyone just 10 days to prove their identities - or lose their benefits. But that quickly overwhelmed the new identity verification system, causing some panic.The good news is the EDD just decided to give folks 30 days instead of ten days to meet the deadline. However, it also means people would have to go without benefits for at least another month. It puts even more strain on folks already struggling in the pandemic.RELATED: EDD won't verify North Bay woman's identity until she enters the wrong information7 On Your Side told you about Sarah Vain in Vallejo: "You know how long does it take to resolve this?" she asked when we spoke."How am I gonna make it through the...
    National Guard troops rest in the U.S. Capitol while on a break. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Troops in DC were forced to vacate congressional grounds on Thursday, according to Politico. Thousands of National Guardsmen are now taking their breaks in cramped parking garages. Guardsmen told the outlet they had not been given a clear reason why they had to leave. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of National Guardsmen in DC who are working 12-hour shifts to protect the nation's capitol were told to vacate congressional grounds and take their breaks in a nearby parking garage, according to Politico.  One Guardsman told Politico that the garage had only one outlet, two bathroom stalls, and no internet reception for the 5,000 troops now occupying the space. "Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service,"...
    Thousands of National Guard troops were told to leave U.S. Capitol grounds Thursday and are currently staying outside and in parking garages, according to a Thursday evening report from Politico. Around 25,000 Guard troops had been deployed in and around the Capitol as security for President Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration following the Jan. 6 riot that saw hundreds of protesters storm the Capitol. After weeks of staying on congressional grounds, all National Guard troops were ordered to vacate both the U.S. Capitol and other congressional buildings, Politico reported. Breaking: Thousands of National Guardsmen have been forced to vacate congressional grounds and are now sleeping outside and in parking garages with no heat and 1 bathroom. “We feel incredibly betrayed”: Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol https://t.co/Hsns8uvVr2 — Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) January 22, 2021 Guardsmen who were resting in Dirksen Senate Office Bulding were abrutly told to leave...
    Thousands of National Guardsmen have been moved to a parking garage after they were told they could no longer use space within the US Capitol Complex, including areas like the cafeteria of a Senate office building, as a rest area, multiple Guardsmen told CNN. Prior to Thursday morning, several areas throughout the Capitol Complex were designated as authorized rest areas where members of the Guard could take breaks from their shifts protecting Capitol. By Thursday morning, all those areas had been cleared out and their designations removed, the Guardsmen said. “We honestly just feel betrayed,” one guardsman told CNN, noting that a day before, congressmen had come by for photos with the different National Guards units that came to Washington to support security around the inauguration. “After everything went seamlessly, we were deemed useless and banished to a corner of a parking garage.” Politico was first to report on the...
    The National Guard said Thursday it is working to return some of the troops who came to Washington, D.C., to protect the inauguration, but that thousands will remain on duty. In a press release, the Guard said 10,600 will remain on duty for the time being to continue the mission of assisting federal law enforcement authorities in protecting the Capitol. “The National Guard Bureau is assisting states with coordination and the logistics of returning troops safely to their homes. With almost 26,000 troops providing support from 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia, approximately 10,600 remain on duty at this time,” the press release said. A National Guard spokesman explained that approximately 15,000 are packing and getting ready to go home, which will take about a week. The remaining 10,600 or so will continue the mission of assisting federal authorities such as the United States Secret Service and...
    More On: COVID vaccine De Blasio: ‘I want to be fair’ but Biden COVID vaccines won’t hit NYC right away Amazon offers Biden vaccine assistance after months of silence with Trump New CDC director says COVID vaccine won’t be in pharmacies when promised Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched? Amazon will open a “pop-up” vaccination site in Seattle, Wash. over the weekend in an effort to inoculate thousands of people, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday. The one-day clinic will be open on Sunday with the goal of administering 2,000 vaccines to the public, according to Seattle’s Komo News. The clinic will distribute the vaccine to healthcare workers, first responders, and people 65 years and older. The state’s goal is to vaccinate 45,000 people a day. The tech giant will work in collaboration with the Virginia Mason Health System. The announcement comes after Amazon on Thursday offered itself up...
    President Joe Biden on his first day on the job axed the Keystone XL Pipeline, drawing the ire of union workers, industry stakeholders, and GOP lawmakers whose states will be negatively impacted by the decision. Mike Sommers, president and CEO of trade group American Petroleum Institute, said Biden’s announcement “is a slap in the face to the thousands of union workers who are already a part of this safe and sustainable project.” “This misguided move will hamper America’s economic recovery, undermine North American energy security, and strain relations with one of America’s greatest allies,” Sommers said. Mark McManus, general president of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters, said in a statement: In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. Let me be very clear: When built with union labor...
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) questioned Pete Buttigieg, President Joe Biden’s nominee for transportation secretary, on Thursday about the president’s executive order to end the Keystone XL Pipeline as part of what the Biden administration claims is a “climate crisis.” Buttigieg said Biden’s rescinding of a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada into the U.S. is part of “climate vision” that will produce “millions” of jobs. Partial transcript below: CRUZ: It was disconcerting to see yesterday, the first day of the Biden administration, straight out of the gate, President Biden announced that he was canceling the Keystone Pipeline. That is a major infrastructure project. That is a project that right now today has 1,200 good-paying union jobs and in 2021, the Keystone Pipeline was scheduled to have more than 11,000 jobs, including 8,000 union jobs for contracts worth $1.6 billion dollars, and with the stroke...
    Secretary of Labor nominee Marty Walsh paid Biden Senior Advisor Anita Dunn’s political consulting firm $90,000 between September and December of 2020 leading up to his nomination, the Washington Free Beacon reported. The Boston Mayor’s campaign paid the $90,000 to SKDKnickerbocker, a well-known political consulting firm favored by several prominent Democrats including President Joe Biden, according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. Biden’s campaign paid the firm 2.2 million over the course of his 2020 presidential campaign. Labor Pick @marty_walsh Paid @JoeBiden-Linked Firm Tens of Thousands Prior to Nomination Via @CAndersonMO and @MatthewFoldihttps://t.co/SPALRvs1vK — Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) January 21, 2021 The report also revealed that then-California Secretary of State Alex Padilla awarded the firm a lucrative $35 million dollar contract amid pushback from the state’s chief financial officer, prior to Governor Gavin Newsom appointing Padilla to fill Vice President Kamala Harris’s vacated Senate seat. (RELATED: ‘Kamala Harris’s...
    (CNN)Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state's Covid-19 vaccines should only be administered to residents who live in the state either part-time or full-time in an attempt to cut down on "vaccine tourism.""We're only doing (shots) for Florida residents," DeSantis said Tuesday in Cape Coral. "You've got to live here either full-time or at least part-time."At another news conference in Rockledge on Tuesday, DeSantis differentiated between "snowbirds," who live in Florida in winter months, and those just stopping in to try to get vaccinated."Now we do have part-time residents who are here all winter," he said. "They go to doctors here or whatever, that's fine. What we don't want is tourists, foreigners. We want to put seniors first, but we obviously want to put people that live here first in line."DeSantis's comments came after news stories reported that some non-Floridians, including people with second homes in Florida and several wealthy...
    More than 17,000 people have signed a petition calling for evangelical pastor Franklin Graham to be fired for his support of former President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE following the deadly Capitol riot. The petitioners are demanding that Graham be dropped from the Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), according to the Charlotte Observer. The petition was drawn up by the Christian organization Faith America which criticizes Graham’s “idolatry” of the former president. “With blasphemous preachers like Graham blessing Trump's Big Lie and pretending ‘antifa’ was behind the attack, it's no wonder the failed coup featured crosses and ‘Jesus saves’ banners and flags. Graham and the religious right must be held accountable for their deadly dishonesty,”...
    John Newman is the type of person companies like Spotify want to get involved in podcasting. He has a niche interest — collecting sports playing cards — and is passionate and knowledgeable about the topic. When he went looking for a way to start his own show, Sports Card Nation, in 2018, Anchor stood out. The podcast creation app, now owned by Spotify, makes it easy to record an episode, and it offers a novel feature for new podcasters: sponsorship opportunities for everyone. What Newman didn’t expect, however, was that the main advertiser using Anchor’s sponsorship feature would be Anchor itself. Newman says over the course of two and a half years on the platform, he’s had only three sponsors through Anchor: Anchor, Pocket Casts, and a company called The Black Tux. One of those companies, Pocket Casts, didn’t even pay for its sponsorship, a source close to the company...
    New York : Due to supply shortages, the NYC Mayor’s Office temporarily closed its 15 COVID-19 vaccination centers and rescheduled thousands of appointments. The city has vaccinated at least half a million people, half the total in the state, so far. While many private clinics are still in operation, This is not the case for the 15 centers run by the city, he reported CBS2. 23,000 appointments have been rescheduled for next week in NYC and no new people will be added until supplies are under control. Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state has also depleted supplies. 86% of the doses the state received have been applied, leaving only a couple of days in inventory. “What is clear now is that we are going to go from week to week, and there will be a constant pattern of basically running out, waiting for next week’s assignment,” he explained. Yesterday,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City has temporarily closed its vaccine centers and rescheduled thousands of appointments due to a shortage of supply. As CBS2’s John Dias reports, the city has vaccinated at least half a million people, so far. While many private clinics are still operating, that’s not the case for the 15 city-run hubs. Twenty-three thousand appointments were rescheduled for next week, and local leaders say no new appointments will be added until this is under control. On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio asked Washington, D.C. and the state to allow the vaccines that are earmarked for second doses to be used as the first shot for thousands of New Yorkers. “My frustration is, a lot of vaccine — 65,000 doses — are sitting in a freezer in artificial reserve when we need them right now,” he said. MORE: As U.S. Mourns 400,000 Lives Lost, Mayor De...
    The truth behind the smooth operation of McDonald's drive through service has been revealed by a young worker over TikTok.  When customers are ordering their meals in drive-thru a camera takes a photo of their car - so the staff member at the cashier window knows who orders belong to.   The young woman, who posts under the username Katieeclarkee, films her register in the video which clearly shows the order and the car.
    "We are not lacking the infrastructure. We are lacking the vaccine." Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said in a letter to the Biden Administration, a copy of which was seen by Cleveland.com. Getty/David Greedy Thousands of first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been canceled due to state shortages of supply. According to the CDC, 16 million doses have been administered in the US as of Wednesday. President Biden is already facing pressure to fix the country's unsuccessful inoculation efforts. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Multiple states have reported they are running out of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, resulting in the cancellation of tens of thousands of scheduled first-dose appointments, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Barely a month after vaccines first became available in the US, states are facing frustrating supply shortages for seemingly no discernible reason, at the same time that the federal...
    More On: joe biden Here’s the official inaugural painting presented to Joe Biden Biden put on a show of ‘unity’ — will he stick to it?: Devine WH press secretary won’t commit to pushing Congress over impeachment Biden nominee Avril Haines confirmed as intelligence director Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he was “disappointed” in President Biden’s pledge to revoke a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — as the company behind it said work on the project was being suspended. In a statement issued following Biden’s inauguration, Trudeau said he “spoke directly” to Biden about the $8 billion project in November, and other Canadian officials “made the case” in favor of it “to high-level officials in the incoming administration.” “While we welcome the President’s commitment to fight climate change, we are disappointed but acknowledge the President’s decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone...
    A group of scientists in Beijing has developed a new gene therapy that could reverse some of the effects of aging. The method, which has been tested in mice, could contribute to the development of a similar treatment in humans. “These mice show an improved general appearance after 6-8 months and, most importantly, they have a extended service life by about 25%“said Qu Jing, a regenerative medicine specialist at the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). As reported by the British agency ., the method used that is detailed in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine Consists of the inactivation of a gene called kat7, which according to scientists is a key factor for cellular aging. To be able to select among the thousands of genes for those drivers of cellular senescence (cellular aging), the team of biologists from different CAS departments used...
    HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Thousands of felt red roses are on display at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to remember those we've lost to COVID-19.Thousands of felt red roses for victims of COVID-19. It's called the Rose River Memorial at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to remember those we've lost."Each rose is a devastation and then together it's a national devastation," says Marcos Lutyens, the artist behind the temporary installation, which is called Rose River Memorial. The display is a way for those who have lost someone to grieve during the pandemic.MORE: SoCal man raising awareness about COVID-19 after father diesEMBED More News Videos A Southern California man is raising awareness after his father died from COVID-19 last week. "What I wanted to do was make a project that involved the whole community, as many people in the nation as possible," Lutyens said.The memorial is growing. As the pandemic claims more victims, Lutyens...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A windstorm that fanned brushfires, toppled trees and left thousands of Californians without power focused its remaining energy Wednesday on the southern end of the state, where forecasters warned of the additional threat of heavy rain and flash flooding. Strong winds were forecast through the day before tapering off. A low-pressure system moving across northern Baja California was expected to draw subtropical moisture into the region during the night, the National Weather Service said. Winds gusts of 35 mph to 50 mph were reported in many canyons, valleys and coastal areas with gusts of 60 mph or more recorded in the mountains. Flash-flood watches were posted for the eastern mountains and deserts and snow was expected at elevations of 5,500 feet (1,676 meters) and higher. Utilities, meanwhile, were dealing with power outages resulting from a combination of wind damage and public safety power shutoffs intended...
    Reuters January 20, 2021 0 Comments After taking the oath of office and a brief dash to shake some hands, Joe Biden made it safely to the White House in a barricaded city guarded by more than 25,000 troops and devoid of the hundreds of thousands of spectators who normally throng to the quadrennial ritual. The unprecedented precautions ensured the new U.S. president and Vice President Kamala Harris took office free of incident in a ceremony outside the U.S. Capitol, two weeks to the day after a mob attacked the building in a failed attempt to keep Congress from certifying their victory. After being driven from the Capitol in a slow motorcade, Biden briskly walked the last block from the Treasury to the White House, unexpectedly greeting some invited and screened guests and members of the news media along the way in a highly secured area. Harris walked part...
    WALNUT CREEK — To help out restaurants that have been hammered by the prolonged pandemic shutdown, the city will be handing out grants of $5,000 and $10,000. The City Council has set aside $1 million to pay for the grants, which will be awarded to businesses that have lost at least a quarter of their revenue since late 2019. To be eligible, businesses also are required to have opened by June 2019, be independently owned (with no more than five locations in the greater Bay Area) and not owe the city any money. Amid a regional stay-home order that limits restaurants to takeout orders, the money is a welcome lifeline for some struggling eateries. “Most definitely we’re going to apply,” said Darryl Wong, a manager at Burma 2 in downtown Walnut Creek, in an interview. “This second shutdown is really hurting us. Our goal right now is to break even....
    New York City reschedules 23,000 vaccination appointments due to supply issues Used Samsung Galaxy smartphones Americans helping Americans: National Guard members protecting Capitol fed thousands of meals by celebrity chef José Andrés WASHINGTON, D.C. – Between armored vehicles and scores of law enforcement officers in downtown Washington on Inauguration Day, José Andrés was working. Biden inaugural: Without unity there is no peace USA TODAY See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Inauguration Day, in 3 minutes The Washington Post CNN reporter asks Harris what her first job will be. See her response CNN Biden arrives at WH for first time as president Associated Press Biden fist-bumps members of the media during inaugural parade CNN Howard, University of Delaware drum lines escort Biden and Harris to White House The Washington Post Maddow: ‘A glass ceiling...
    A FRAUDSTER swindled £136,000 from her employer and spent it on her wedding, trips abroad and designer clothes. Sarah Aikenhead’s theft from a solicitors’ firm included tens of thousands of pounds which belonged to a client suffering from dementia. 2The mum-of-one spent £12,000 on a wedding venueCredit: MEN Media The mum of one, 37, blew £12,000 on a wedding venue and thousands more on luxuries, Manchester’s Minshull Street crown court heard. Prosecutor Wayne Jackson said: “She used £12,000 towards a wedding venue and spent significant amounts of money on clothing and luxury items. "It was certainly possible that at one stage the business might go under.” Judge Tina Landale said: “You were a highly valued and trusted member of staff. “You had access to passwords and bank accounts for clients. 2Sarah Aikenhead’s theft from a solicitors’ firm included tens of thousands of pounds which belonged to a client suffering from...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Tens of thousands of Southern California Edison customers were without power Wednesday as strong winds posed the risk of downing power lines that could spark wildfires.SCE imposed public safety power shutoffs, in which electricity is turned off for customers in wind-prone areas. As of early Wednesday afternoon, over 26,800 SCE customers had their power shut off, while another 36,000 customers were under consideration for shutoffs.A map of the utility's PSPS activity is available here.Meanwhile, firefighters battling blazes across the Southland appeared to have gained the upper hand while contending with the strong winds following a day of ferocious Santa Anas that battered mountain and valley areas.Fire crews were working to contain a 43-acre brush fire on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reservation near Mecca.The non-injury blaze, which was 50% contained as of Wednesday morning, was reported about 4:40 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Pierce...
    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) – Several schools in the Simi Valley Unified School District were forced to close their campuses Wednesday due to the strong winds which rattled the area and left thousands of homes and businesses without power. A car drives under a tree toppled by wind in Ventura, Calif., on Jan. 19, 2021, on Highway 126. (Getty Images) A powerful Santa Ana wind event pummeled the Southland Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, with winds of over 70 miles per hour. Southern California Edison was forced to shut off power to thousands of customers in an effort to prevent downed power lines and trees from sparking wildfires. Huge swaths of Simi Valley were left in the dark for hours as a result of the precautionary power shutoffs. As of Wednesday morning, 36,293 SCE customers were still without power, including 24,081 in Ventura County. Another 165,133 were still at risk of...
    SAN FRANCISCO — The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted precipitously to a record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced Tuesday. An annual winter count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies, a massive decline from the tens of thousands tallied in recent years and the millions that clustered in trees from Northern California’s Marin County to San Diego County in the south in the 1980s. Western monarch butterflies head south from the Pacific Northwest to California each winter, returning to the same places and even the same trees, where they cluster to keep warm. The monarchs generally arrive in California at the beginning of November and spread across the country once warmer weather arrives in March. On the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains, another monarch population travels from southern Canada and the northeastern United States across...
    Biden leads national mourning of 400,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 Supreme Court faces bomb threat during Bidens inauguration Why hundreds of thousands of women are planning to wear pearls on Inauguration Day When Hope Aloaye started a Facebook group to encourage women to wear pearls to celebrate the upcoming inauguration of the first female vice president of the United States, she didn't realize that the accessory has a special significance to former Sen. Kamala Harris. © Provided by CNBC Democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks on the third night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center August 19, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Aloaye told TODAY that she gravitated toward pearls because she sees them as an expression of female strength, not knowing that the sorority Harris joined in college, Alpha Kappa Alpha, has a similar mentality. It refers to its founders as the "Twenty...
    The first dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is less than half effective as some officials indicated, Israel's top infectious disease doctor claims.    Dr Nachman Ash, one of the medics leading the Covid-19 response in Israel - which is leading the world in the race to vaccinate its population - said the first installment of the jab did not cut infection rates as much as he had hoped. He told local media Army Radio: 'Many people have been infected between the first and second injections of the vaccine.' It can take 10 days or more for the immunity to kick in. Reports are sparse, but at least one American has been infected after his first dose of Pfizer's shot, and doctors expect it to happen with some regularity.   Immunity from the first dose kicks in within 12 to 14 days after it's given, rising to a peak then falling, and Israel...
    The NYPD has claimed a Jewish wedding attended by thousands of people in Brooklyn on Monday night was in compliance with state COVID-19 restrictions, despite pictures and video showing crowds of men packed together with no social distancing or masks. Cops watched from a distance as Shlomo Halberstam, the 18-year-old son of the head of the Bobov Hasidic sect, married his bride in the outdoor parking lot of the Congregation Shaarei Zion synagogue in Borough Park before the celebrations moved inside. Footage from the indoor ceremony showed Bobov Grand Rabbi Bentzion Halberstam, 65, celebrating in a white satin robe as hundreds of maskless men from the Hasidic Bobov community clapped from their seats. According to PIX 11, guests traveled from as far as London and Israel for the prominent wedding, the latest in a string of large ceremonies held by the Brooklyn Hasidic community despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While...
    I tried the cult-favorite KISS Broadway lip glosses. Lara Walsh for Insider I tried the $1 KISS Broadway lip glosses that have over 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. The lip glosses were very moisturizing and not sticky, just like the reviews promised. A dermatologist said some of the common ingredients in the gloss aren't ideal. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In December, a photo that appears to show Sasha Obama posing near a tube of lip gloss went viral. InStyle identified the beauty product as KISS Broadway's rosehip-oil gloss — a cult-favorite that retails for just $1. The lip gloss has over 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon and also comes in coconut-oil and mint-oil varieties. With its $1 price tag and reviewers calling it an "essential product for my hot girl summer" due to its thick but non-sticky consistency, I knew I had to try it. Read on...
    A restaurant manager whose intuition told her that a child was in danger has received a huge tip for helping save the boy from an abusive home. Flaviane Carvalho has been praised as a hero for acting quickly to intervene at Mrs. Potato Restaurant in Orlando, Fla. on New Year's Day. The server and manager suspected something was amiss when a family of four sat down for a meal, and the young boy didn't order anything. Noticing bruises and scratches on the 11-year-old’s face and arms, she discreetly flashed the boy a sign – out of the parents' view – asking if he was OK. The child nodded yes, but she wasn't convinced. Carvalho tried again, writing "Do you need help? OK" and the boy signaled he did, prompting her to call 911. Flaviane Carvalho recalls how she helped save an 11-year-old boy from an alleged abusive home.  (Oralndo Police...
    Excavations of a massive Anglo-Saxon cemetery in Northamptonshire have revealed thousands of beads and brooches, along with weapons, textiles and other goods. Experts from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) uncovered the burial site at Overstone Gate amid preparations of the 15 hectare area for construction. Over the course of 12 months, the team identified 154 Anglo-Saxon graves, together containing nearly 3,000 treasured objects the buried took to their resting place. This included around 2,000 individual beads, 150 brooches, 75 wrist clasps, 15 rings and 15 chatelaines — a type of decorative clasp from which chains usually hang. The researchers also found cosmetic kits, bone combs and weapons including 40 knives, 25 spears and 15 shield bosses. The team even found preserved pieces of textile — which normally do not survive to make it into the archaeological record — mineralised next to metal objects.  Alongside the cemetery, the dig also revealed an Anglo-Saxon settlement...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – It’s been weeks since hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have received unemployment checks. “My husband’s disabled and we only get one check a month and it only goes so far,” Martie Bachman said. After being laid off from her accounting job last April, Martie Bachman started collecting unemployment, but her benefits ended in November and she hasn’t gotten a check since, leaving her to rely on the kindness of others. “It’s been hard but we do have good friends and there are food pantries,” she said. Bachman re-applied and got approved for an extension of unemployment benefits under one of three federal programs administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. But like hundreds of thousands of other Pennsylvanians, she’s still waiting as the state has struggled in recent weeks to get those checks to the people who desperately need them. Since the start of the...
    PRIYA and Debbie steal thousands from Kim Tate to frame love rat Al Chapman and force him to leave the village next week in Emmerdale.  The two women were stunned to discover that Al was cheating on them both earlier this month after Chas dropped the bombshell on Debbie. Visit our Emmerdale page for the latest gossip Find all Emmerdale spoilers here 5Debbie shocks Al with a marriage proposal Viewers of the ITV soap have known for months that Al has been cheating behind Priya’s back, but it became clear that Debbie had no idea she was the other woman when she recently returned from Scotland - or that Al was engaged to Priya.  Debbie had assumed Priya was planning to marry Ellis, but Chas was quick to set the record straight and reveal that she was marrying his dad. Debbie then told everything to Priya, and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — PG&E has restored power to all but 7,200 Bay Area customers as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, following fierce winds overnight that had disrupted service to more than 51,000 customers as of Tuesday morning. The largest remaining outages include 3,300 customers in the South Bay, 2,100 on the Peninsula, and 1,670 in the East Bay. “Since the winds started blowing around 8 p.m. on Monday, approximately 286,000 customers lost power due to the severe weather” in Northern California, the utility reported. “As of 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, power had been restored to about 208,000 customers with about 78,000 remaining out of power.” Maximum gusts of 97 and 96 mph were recorded at the Santa Fe Geothermal and Pine Flat Road weather stations in Sonoma County and stations in Contra Costa, Tuolumne, Kern, Santa Clara and Calaveras counties all had gust readings exceeding 80 mph, PG&E said....
    President Trump issued a pardon to Steve Bannon on his final day in office, reversing criminal charges the former campaign CEO and one-time White House chief strategist faced for his role in an alleged “We Build the Wall” scam that raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting donors. The pardon appeared among many others granted clemency in a list announced by the White House on Tuesday, just hours before President-elect Joe Biden was sworn into office, and as Trump faces a Senate impeachment trial for a charge of incitement of insurrection in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol siege. "President Trump granted a full pardon to Stephen Bannon. Prosecutors pursued Mr. Bannon with charges related to fraud stemming from his involvement in a political project. Mr. Bannon has been an important leader in the conservative movement and is known for his political acumen," the statetment, released...
    President Donald Trump has issued an 18-month executive amnesty for tens of thousands of Venezuelan nationals living in the United States who otherwise would have been eligible for deportation. In an executive order on his final night in the White House, Trump issued Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for at least 94,000 Venezuelan nationals — allowing them to remain in the U.S., free from deportation, for an 18-month period that is almost certain to be renewed by the incoming Biden administration. “The deteriorative condition within Venezuela, which presents an ongoing national security threat to the safety and well-being of the American people, warrants the deferral of the removal of Venezuelan nationals who are present in the United States,” Trump wrote in the order. Trump wrote that the temporary executive amnesty “is in the foreign policy interest” of the U.S. and thus Venezuelan nationals and foreign nationals who last resided in Venezuela will...
    MLB free agent tracker: Where every star signs, and what the deal means Secrets for eating healthy on a budget VW Loses Tens of Thousands of Cars in China on Chip Shortage (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG has lost tens of thousands of cars in production in China due to the global chip supply shortage that’s crippling automakers around the world. © Bloomberg Bloomberg Best of the Year 2020: A new Volkswagen AG (VW) ID.3 electric automobile inside one of the automaker's Autostadt delivery towers at the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. “It was hurting us already in December and we lost some 10,000 cars since then simply because we lost 50,000 cars in production in December because of some chips,” VW’s China head, Stephan Wollenstein, said in an interview on Wednesday. Wollenstein said the chip shortage mainly impacted models using the carmaker’s Electronic Stability...
    The main synagogue of a Brooklyn ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect hosted yet another mammoth wedding in defiance of COVID-19 rules Monday, with thousands of mask-free revelers in attendance. Celebrations continued into Tuesday. The son of Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam, the head of the Bobov Hasidic sect, was married before thousands of men, per screenshots of the event. Hundreds of celebrants flew in from Europe and Israel for the event, likely adding to the risk of coronavirus transmission, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The Israeli news site JDN published two versions of a story on the wedding. One edition, published Monday, detailed the secrecy necessary to plan such an event far from the prying eyes of local authorities intent on enforcing the law. The replacement article, published the next day, described the nuptials as small, intimate, and in line with coronavirus restrictions. Though guests were warned not to record the event,...
    Nearly 3,000 travelers in the United States have been placed on no-fly lists by private airlines. A total of 2,845 people have been barred from using at least one major carrier, Fox News found, citing data from airlines themselves. Delta had over 880 prohibited passengers, Frontier (over 500) and United (approximately 615), among others. The companies bar certain passengers for unruly behavior and disregarding crew member instructions. Federal authorities have also begun considering adding rioters who participated in the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol to a government no-fly list. “As for the no-fly list, we look at all tools and techniques we can possibly use within the FBI, and that’s something that we are actively looking at,” FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Steven D’Antuono said in a news conference. The FBI's Terrorist Screening Center is the only agency that can make a...
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA) — Thousands of Southern California Edison customers are without power Tuesday as a precaution due to strong gusty winds and Red Flag conditions. As of 10 a.m., the largest outages were in Ventura County. More than 7,000 in Thousand Oaks and 2,000 in Simi Valley had their power shut off as a precaution. More than 1,000 were also without power in Laguna Woods in Orange County. Wind gusts of 80 mph were reported in some areas Tuesday, and SoCal Edison issued a warning to nearly 300,000 customers that they could be subject to a Public Safety Power Shutoff. A Red Flag warning is in effect for most of Southern California through at least 10 p.m. Tuesday.
    At least 4,000 groups of WhatsApp they were posted on Google in a visible way without the administrators being aware of it. Cybercriminals took the opportunity to sneak into group chats and use phishing techniques to deceive users. It is unknown since when this security breach was operational. In El País they believe that at least several months, more than enough time for cybercriminals to act with free will in user groups. WhatsApp, for its part, confirmed that the problem was solved in March 2020 with the inclusion of a label noindex. This could be the cause of the security breach. A human failure of the WhatsApp development team itself by not including an instruction that would prevent index the addresses of the chat groups. Without this order, Google’s automatic crawlers collect and publish all the links it finds in its search, making them accessible to any user. Is the...
    MPR’s Elizabeth Shockman writes: “Thousands of Minnesota elementary students will be on their way to school Tuesday morning — some of them seeing their classrooms in person for the first time ever. The mere presence of the state’s youngest learners in physical school buildings is again shifting the picture of Minnesota education in the middle of a pandemic. And the changes come at a time when Gov. Tim Walz is launching a pilot program aimed at getting a limited number of teachers vaccinated.” NBC News reports: “A group of Native American tribes is rushing to the defense of Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Interior secretary, and blasting a Republican lawmaker’s campaign to derail Haaland’s historic nomination as a slap in the face to his constituents. Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Minn., who sits on the House’s subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples, has been asking fellow lawmakers to join him in urging...
    By Rodolfo León 0 COMMENTS 01/18/2021 8:09 pm Since its launch, it is almost impossible to get a PS5 in official stores, so users are turning to the gray market, where resellers are selling these consoles for a much higher price than suggested. However, there are other profiteers who are only selling the boxes for thousands of dollars. In eBay We can find a wide variety of publications that offer the box of the PS5 for a price greater than a thousand dollars. Although the article specifies that it is only about the box, more than one user has already fallen into the trap and before this, eBay has decided to suspend all these sellers. Through a statement, eBay confirmed that they are already taking action against all these users: “We have been taking action to remove fraudulent items from our store. In any purchase,...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums Nintendo is one of the video game companies that makes the most ads. Naturally not all are related to video games; Rather, they present details about the company that are important to know for many users. To facilitate the communication of this kind of information, today the company opened a new Twitter account. This new account can be found on the platform as NintendoCoLtd and although it was registered in December last year, today it just made its first message, which got many reactions, it already has almost 16,000 people following it and it is already verified. Nintendo announced today through its new account that this will be an official means of the company to publicize corporate news that will be of great use to investors. In case you missed it: Xbox once wanted...
    (CNN)Residents across nine California counties could be without power Tuesday as officials aim to reduce fire risk from the powerful Santa Ana winds expected to roar through the region.A Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) could affect at least 280,000 customers -- mostly in Los Angeles and Ventura counties but extending to customers in Fresno, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Tulare counties -- the utility company Southern California Edison (SCE) warned Monday.According to SCE, "When there is a high risk for a wildfire, we may temporarily shut off power to your neighborhood to prevent our electric system from becoming the source of ignition."California prepares for damaging winds Dry, hot and windy conditions combined with problems with power lines have contributed to massive fire outbreaks in the recent past, including the deadly 2018 Camp fire. Tuesday's forecast conditions prompted the Storm Prediction Center to issue a Critical Risk zone...
    The Dubai airline group made the announcement on Monday, January 18. For Emirates, the health of employees is paramount. Vaccination program launched this Monday morning The airline group of Dubai, Emirates, announced on Monday (January 18th) a campaign to vaccination against the Covid-19 for its staff based in United Arab Emirates. Launched this morning, it should concern tens of thousands of employees. Priority to frontline employees The group said in a statement that the vaccination will be done with the remedy of Pfizer-BioNTech and that of Sinopharm, reports Le Figaro. Front-line employees will be the first to be affected. These include flight personnel, pilots, etc. “Preserving the health and well-being of employees” The aeronautical flagship of Dubai pointed out that this program of vaccination intended to “preserve the health and well-being of employees”. In terms of the number of vaccinated, Emirates are in...
    Allow learner drivers to be approved if their driving teachers feel they are safe behind the wheel. This is what is included in the petition signed by more than 30,000 people and that affects all aspiring drivers in the United Kingdom, where the pandemic has caused the paralysis of reservations for driving tests. The debate is on the table, as the idea is somewhat controversial. The reason why this petition has started a signature collection is the following: “It is unfair for students who have not been able book a test Due to the pandemic having to wait a long time to access the reservation. “This is stated by one of the many people who are in favor of the request. From the page of the Parliament of the United Kingdom you can vote, and the rules establish that if it reaches 100,000 signatures, Parliament has to come to...
    A United Kingdom official said Monday that “human error” caused the deletion of thousands of records on a national police database. Kit Malthouse, Britain’s policing minister, told the House of Commons that “a regular housekeeping process” is used to delete unnecessary personal data. But a “human error” introduced a defect in the software’s code caused 400,000 records to be wiped, including 213,000 offense records and 170,000 arrest records. (RELATED: Lab Issue Causes 1,300 False Positive COVID Tests In UK) “Last week, the Home Office became aware that, as a result of human error, the software that triggers these automatic deletions contained defective coding and had inadvertently deleted records that it should not have, and indeed had not deleted some records that should have been deleted,” Malthouse said, according to a transcript. NEW: Policing Minister @kitmalthouse confirms ‘human error’ was behind the deletion of approx 150K police records from national database....
    WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress and world-renowned Chef Jose Andres want to make sure National Guard troops protecting the U.S. Capitol are well-fed.The chef's World Central Kitchen Organization is cooking gourmet boxed lunches, with items like roast beef and stew.The CEO of the group says the team provided about 5,000 meals Saturday with thousands more ready to be served. UPDATE from the @USCapitol where the @WCKitchen team is serving meals to the National Guard troops and everyone keeping us safe this Inauguration week...Thank you to @SpeakerPelosi for helping today! And thank YOU for supporting WCK’s efforts. #ChefsForDC #WeThePeople pic.twitter.com/tBsIpUdC6V— Please wear a mask! Do it for the World please... (@chefjoseandres) January 16, 2021House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was also on hand and Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey took charge of dessert.He took extra stock from the Chambers' candy desk to make care packages for the Guard members.National Guard troops and law enforcement...
    STEPHEN Bear owed thousands over his failed clothing firm with ex girlfriend Charlotte Crosby, The Sun can reveal. It comes as cops swooped on Bear over claims he posted a sex video of his ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison online. 5Stephen Bear owed thousands over failed clothing firm with ex Charlotte Crosby as he's arrested on revenge porn chargeCredit: Rex Features He was arrested after she claimed he used CCTV cameras at his Essex home to film them having sex in December and showed it to friends — a claim which he denied. But we can reveal he is also currently at odds with his other ex Charlotte, who went to war with him in a secret court case last summer. The former couple, who dated on and off for a year in 2017, set up clothing company His and Hers Enterprise Ltd four years ago, which ended in acrimony.  Crosby petitioned...
    LOVE Island stars have lost fans in droves after flaunting their “work trips” to Dubai.  They include Laura Anderson, 31, Anton Danyluk, 25, and 27-year-old Kaz Crossley.  6Kaz Crossley pictured in Dubai, where she said she was a residentCredit: Instagram Between them, the three have been unfollowed by 33,000 people on Instagram. Series four runner-up Laura, recently sparked fury by moaning it was “really hard” being an influencer while in sun-drenched Dubai. She lost 12,000 followers but 2019 contestant Anton shed 14,000. He was among stars who tried to justify being in the United Arab Emirates hotspot by posting a snap of the skyline saying “love my office view”. Kaz, a 2018 Love Islander, was unfollowed by 7,000. She said she’d been in Dubai since October and was a resident rather than a tourist. Last week, another Love Island star Olivia Attwood, 29, blasted their “tone deaf” posts and...
    A MUM who saved £25,000 in one year has revealed why decluttering your home could be the secret to saving thousands. Lara Joanna Jarvis, who is known for her budgeting tips and tricks, sharing them on her YouTube channel, committed to a “no buy” year in 2019, only spending money on essential purchases. 3Lara Joanna Jarvis has revealed how decluttering your home could save you thousands Credit: Lara Joanna Jarvis/youtube And with husband Stuart also taking part the pair were able to save £25,000 to put towards their first home together, and in a new video, Lara has explained how you can do the same in 2021. In her latest video Lara says, “Minimalism does play a part in wealth building. A lot of millionaires are actually minimalists or they have some aspects of the minimalist mindset.” She minimised everything from her kitchen to her skincare in her bid to...
    Chef José Andrés is helping feed the National Guard in Washington, D.C., ahead of Inauguration Day. The World Central Kitchen founder, who brought meals to law enforcement personnel during the riot at the Capitol Building, is continuing his efforts to fuel first responders. Chef Jose Andres. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for DC Central Kitchen's Capital Food Fight) (Getty Images) The chef posted a video on Twitter sharing a behind-the-line look at the chefs at Jaleo, his Spanish tapas restaurant in D.C., preparing the meals. "Sandwich and hot meal prep underway this morning for our National Guard and other first responders in D.C.!" tweeted World Central Kitchen over the weekend. "On the menu: roast beef, sun-dried tomato with basil aioli on ciabatta and tomato braised vegetable stew with cannellini beans (plus a version with chicken!) #ChefsForDC." CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER  The chef has been hard at work delivering meals...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore County grand jury indicted two State correctional officers and a state fiscal technician with various charges after they allegedly altered timecard entries so the officers were getting paid for work they did not perform, prosecutors say. The indictment alleges Correctional Officers Okezie Chidume and Gerald Leon Solomon Jr. conspired with fiscal technician Shantil Carter to alter the timecards. A grand jury indicted Correctional Officer Chidume with Theft, Conspiracy, Bribery, and Misconduct in Office; Correctional Officer Solomon for Theft, Conspiracy, and Misconduct in Office; and Fiscal Technician Carter for Theft, Conspiracy, and Bribery. “Allegations that public employees have abused positions of trust to enrich themselves at the expense of Maryland taxpayers are extremely serious and require a timely, thorough and professional response,” said Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III. “Our office is committed to investigating and prosecuting where appropriate any allegation of criminal behavior or...
    A caravan of thousands of migrants clashed on Sunday with Guatemalan authorities while continuing to trek toward the U.S. border, according to reports. Security forces used sticks to beat back the caravan of migrants, which set out from Honduras ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Honduran migrants clash with Guatemalan soldiers in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Guatemalan authorities estimated that as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian) Estimates range from 6,000 to 8,000 migrants who have entered Guatemala over the weekend. In contrast, only around 3,000 Guatemalan officers mustered to hold up the caravan in the Sunday morning clash, according to Reuters. MIGRANT CARAVAN DEMANDS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION 'HONORS ITS COMMITMENTS' Several people were injured as the caravan attempted to push through the human barricade...
    MARIN, Calif. (KGO) -- Marin County began vaccinating teachers and school staff members on Sunday. Thousands received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine."I feel so relieved and I feel grateful. It was an honor to get chosen to be one of the first group of teachers to get it," said Liz Duffield, Marin County Pre-K teacher.On Sep. 8, Duffield went back to in-person teaching along with many of her colleagues in Marin County. She's been a teacher for 29 years."Part of the motivation for me for going back was because as hard as we tried, we weren't meeting the needs the way that we could in person," said Duffield.RELATEDHow can I register for a COVID-19 vaccine in California? Here's how it works in every Bay Area countyOn Sunday, 1,248 school staff members were vaccinated. Marin County's Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis was at the forefront of this effort."Educators...
    Mykola Tys/SOPA Images via ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.From CNN: President Donald Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the matter, a major batch of clemency actions that includes white collar criminals, high-profile rappers and others but — as of now — is not expected to include Trump himself. Well, that’s fairly ordinary. Most presidents issue a blizzard of pardons at the very end of their— As President Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting fees from wealthy felons or their associates to push the White House for clemency, according to documents and interviews with more...
    Pardon-seekers and those lobbying on their behalf have paid allies of President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE tens of thousands of dollars to press the president to grant clemency, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The Times, citing documents and interviews with more than three dozen lobbyists and lawyers, reported that pushes for pardons have intensified as people realized Trump’s challenges to the election would not be effective and as his presidency has reached its final days.  Former federal prosecutor Brett Tolman, who has advised the Trump on pardons, is among those collecting tens of thousands of dollars in recent weeks to ask the president to lobby several people, including a son of a former Arkansas senator, the founder...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greenes personal Twitter account has been suspended for multiple violations of the platforms content policy, The Hill reported Sunday. A Twitter spokesperson said the Georgia Republicans account "has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy." NPR reported the suspension is in effect for 12 hours. The Georgia congresswoman, who won election in November to her first term in Congress, has supported both the QAnon conspiracy theory and President Donald Trumps accusations about widespread fraud in the presidential election, including wearing a mask on the House floor with "Trump won" inscribed on it, according to The Hill. Although Twitter did not specify what tweets Greene posted that led to her suspension, the social media company has banned tens of thousands of accounts connected to the QAnon conspiracy from the platform. "Weve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has...
    (CNN)Allies and associates of President Donald Trump have collected tens of thousands of dollars in fees from those seeking pardons from the President, The New York Times reported Sunday.The Times, citing documents and interviews with more than three dozen lobbyists and lawyers, reported that the lobbying for clemency intensified as it became apparent Trump had no standing to challenge his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden. Those who monetized the lobbying efforts include a former federal prosecutor, a former personal lawyer to the President and a former top Trump campaign adviser, among others, the Times reported.As CNN previously reported, Trump has been expected to issue a flurry of pardons in the final days of his presidency and close business associates of the President and many high-profile criminals have ramped up efforts to secure a pardon before he leaves office. Trump transition As Trump leaves the stage, Republicans grapple with...
    If you like Amazon Prime Video and are also Airtel users, this message is for you only. In fact Amazon has introduced the Prime Mobile Video only plan, which costs only Rs 89 per subscription. View thousands of web series for less than 90 rupees a month on Amazon Prime (Photo Credit: File Photo) New Delhi: If you like Amazon Prime Video and are also Airtel users, this message is for you only. In fact Amazon has introduced the Prime Mobile Video only plan, which costs only Rs 89 per subscription. The company has named this project the Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition. This means that the program is designed for mobile users only. Amazon Prime Video has partnered with Airtel to launch in India. The special feature of this Amazon plan is that there are additional benefits as well. This is a single user mobile only...
    Chef Jose Andres is making sure the thousands of National Guardsmen securing Washington, D.C., ahead of Inauguration Day are well-fed for their service. Andres, who owns several local staples in the city, posted a video of kitchen staff preparing meals for the D.C. National Guardsmen and first responders this weekend. "Hey everyone...just finished delivering hot stews to some of the National Guard & others on this rainy night in DC," Andres tweeted earlier in the week. "I know there’s a lot of concern about the Guard...but our city & many restaurants are making sure everyone is taken care of!" Andres's team was seen packing boxed lunches in a video, along with roast beef sandwiches and vegetable stew. Sandwich and hot meal prep under way this morning for our National Guard and other first responders in DC! On the menu: Roast beef, sun-dried tomato with basil aioli on ciabatta ????...
    VIOLENCE has erupted as a Honduran migrant caravan heading for the US clashed with security forces when it entered Guatemala. It is estimated up to 8,000 US-bound migrants have crossed the border since Friday as advocates have called on Joe Biden to honor his "commitments" to asylum seekers. 15Honduran migrants clash with Guatemalan security forcesCredit: AFP or licensors 15Some 8,000 Hondurans have entered Guatemala heading for the US since FridayCredit: AFP or licensors 15The main caravan is believed to have around 4,000 people in it on the long walk to the USCredit: AFP or licensors Guatemalan authorities have detained hundreds of migrants from the caravan as they march northwards while escaping Honduras. Thousands of others however managed to breach border security and will be expected to continue heading for the US. Pictures show brutal battles erupting as the caravan surged through Guatemala in pursuit of the American Dream....
    Thousands of Portuguese voters go to the polls on Sunday to participate in the early presidential vote on January 24, with a record number of registered voters, three days after the start of a second general containment to stem the Covid epidemic -19. In Lisbon, shortly after the opening of the polling stations, queues formed in front of the buildings of the university campus where the voters, masked and trying to respect a distance of more than one meter from each other, waited their turn to vote, noted an . journalist. “I am a student in Lisbon and due to the confinement it was not easy to go to my city in the north of the country to vote,” said Andreia Gonçalves, 22, wrapped in her scarf. A little further, Maria Amélio Gracio, a septuagenarian who moves with difficulty, also awaits her turn. This retiree, identified in a city...
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and more than a dozen have been killed in recent days in flooding on Indonesia’s Borneo island, officials said Sunday. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Jati said floods brought by intense rains caused floodwaters as high as 3 meters (10 feet). As of Sunday, 39,549 people had been evacuated and at least 15 had been killed due to floods that affected 10 districts and cities in South Kalimantan province on Borneo island. Separately, five people were killed and 500 others were evacuated after floods and landslides in Manado city in North Sulawesi province on Saturday. One other person was missing. Seasonal rains and high tides in recent days have caused dozens of landslides and widespread flooding across much of Indonesia, a chain of 17,000 islands where millions of people live in mountainous areas or near...
    The magnitude 6.2 earthquake, which occurred early in the morning Friday, left thousands homeless and injured hundreds. It triggered panic among the inhabitants of the west of the island of Celebes, already devastated in 2018 by a very strong earthquake followed by a devastating tsumani which left 4,300 dead. For two days, dozens of lifeless bodies have been removed from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Mamuju, the provincial capital. Other victims were found further south, where a strong aftershock was felt on Saturday morning. Food and emergency equipment were dispatched to the island by planes and boats, and the navy sent a medical ship to supplement the still functioning hospitals, overwhelmed by the influx of wounded. While thousands of people have lost their homes, others do not want to return home for fear of aftershocks or a tsunami like in 2018. Worried about a possible outbreak of Covid-19...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eyewitness News is working to get answers for thousands of Pennsylvanians who’ve emailed desperate to get their delayed unemployment checks. Many have been left without income since before Christmas. “We’re struggling,” Jennifer Slack said. “We’re really, really struggling.” Slack is just one of many Pennsylvanians out of work since March when COVID closures began. More than 10 months later, she’s still fighting to get her unemployment checks on time. “My last pay for one week was on Dec. 19,” Slack said. “I haven’t had a pay since.” The problem appears to stem from the December extension of the CARES Act, which grants an additional $300 per week for those receiving unemployment. A Jan. 8 statement on the Pennsylvania Department of Labor’s website states nearly a half-million people are either waiting for or unable to submit their claims. “I have emailed, I have called, I have tried to...
    The authorities fear new troubles on the sidelines of the swearing in of Joe Biden. UA heavily armed man was arrested in Washington on Friday as he tried to pass one of the many checkpoints near the Capitol, where Joe Biden will be sworn in in a few days, according to a police report. Loaded handgun and over 500 rounds Wesley Allen Beeler, a native of Virginia, presented himself Friday evening at a checkpoint not far from the Capitol, details a police report consulted Saturday by ., confirming information from CNN. Police found a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition in the individual’s possession. He was arrested immediately after. In reaction to the violent assault on Capitol Hill by pro-Trump supporters on January 6, Washington has in recent days taken on the appearance of an entrenched camp with its concrete...
    Wesley Allen Beeler, a native of Virginia, presented himself Friday evening at a checkpoint not far from the Capitol, details a police report consulted Saturday by ., confirming information from CNN. Police found a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition in the individual’s possession. He was arrested immediately after. In reaction to the violent assault on Capitol Hill by pro-Trump supporters on January 6, Washington has in recent days taken on the appearance of an entrenched camp with its concrete blocks and barbed wire. The authorities fear new troubles on the sidelines of the swearing in of Joe Biden. Usually, the investiture ceremony is an opportunity for hundreds of thousands of Americans to flock to the capital every four years, to snatch all kinds of derivative products bearing the effigy of their president, before watching him take the oath on the steps of the Capitol. But...
    They do not disarm: the opponents of the proposed law “global security”, which penalizes in particular the malicious dissemination of images of police officers, demonstrated again Saturday in Paris and in several cities of the country. The ministry also reported 24 arrests in Paris, while the Rhône prefecture announced seven in Lyon, and that of Loire-Atlantique three in Nantes. In the capital, a procession of a few thousand people marched in a snowy rain towards the Place de la Bastille, behind a banner demanding the withdrawal of this text, chanting “police everywhere justice nowhere” and “state of emergency Police state, we will not be prevented from demonstrating! “ The police intervened to prevent the holding of an undeclared rave party near the event, according to the Paris police headquarters, which has deployed an important device to strictly supervise the event. Organizers were fined and had sound equipment confiscated, according...
    He Extraordinary Winter Giveaway of the National Lottery has distributed thousands of euros in its main prizes for a total thirteen provinces Spanish. As reported by Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, the first prize – endowed with 1.3 million euros to the number – has gone to a total of 11 municipalities from eight provinces. Specifically, he has played in the towns of Orihuela (Alicante), Jaen, Collado Villalba (Madrid), Calf Caves (Malaga), Malaga, Aledo (Murcia), Ceutí (Murcia), La Puebla del Rio (Seville), Alcañiz (Teruel), Bonrepos and Mirambell (Valencia) and Torrent (Valencia). Also, the draw has left a 15 million special prize euros to the tenth that coincides with the first prize —62,020— and is also from fraction 3, series 4. On the other hand, the second prize – endowed with 250,000 euros for the number – has graced a total of ten locations from nine provinces: Gijón (Asturias), Chiclana...
    Federal authorities seized tens of thousands of knock-off N95 masks at JFK airport, officials said Friday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers first noticed the potentially fake 3M N95 masks last month that arrived from Hong Kong at the NYC airport on Dec. 2 and 8, according to officials. Federal authorities said Friday they had confirmed the masks were counterfeit and could have put healthcare workers at risk if they made it into hospitals or nursing homes. In total, CBP officers seized more 144,000 knock-off masks, with an estimate price tag of $158,400, officials said. “Allowing counterfeits like these to reach the public or our healthcare heroes is a risk we cannot take,” said Troy Miller, the director of CBP’s New York office.  More than 14 million fake mask have been seized by CBP officers across the country since the start of the pandemic.