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    DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Tavian Dunn-Martin had 30 points and Florida Gulf Coast made 9-of-10 foul shots in the final 2:18 to beat narrowly beat Stetson 93-91 in overtime on Tuesday night. Matt Halvorsen had 13 points and Kevin Samuel grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots for Florida Gulf Coast (12-7, 2-3 ASUN). Alvin Tumblin scored a season-high 22 points and had nine rebounds for the Hatters (7-11, 1-4). Josh Smith had 18 points and seven rebounds, Stephan Swenson scored 16 and Christiaan Jones had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Stetson which now has lost four of its last five. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    JADON SANCHO is just a 'shadow' of himself and is showing a worrying lack of pace, says Jamie Redknapp. The pundit believes the winger is low on confidence and has a massive challenge to get back into the Manchester United team. 1Jadon Sancho failed to make an impact off the bench against Aston VillaCredit: Getty Sancho, 21, has scored just twice and failed to produce a single assist since his £73million summer move to Old Trafford. Against Aston Villa on Saturday he was named on the bench with academy product Anthony Elanga starting ahead of him. And although Sancho came on with 15 minutes to go he did not have a positive influence on United - it was Villa instead who scored twice to claw level. Redknapp said on Sky Sports' coverage of the match: "Sancho has a massive challenge on. "He made an impact today when he came onto the pitch. When you come on, you hope to make a bit of magic but in this case, he's come on and the team has drawn 2-2 when he's supposed...
    Jessica Mulroney has hinted at her battle over the past year, after she found herself at the centre of a Black Lives Matter race row which subsequently sparked rumours of a rift with former BFF Meghan Markle, and saw the stylist axed from several TV shows. The Canadian stylist, 41, from Toronto, took to Instagram to share a poignant post which read: 'The past can lead to depression, the future can lead to anxiety, so try to live in the present.' The post racked up 7,000 likes among her 413,000 followers, with one follower commenting: '@goodmorningamerica bring her back'. The mother-of-three, who is married to the eldest son of Brian Mulroney, the 18th Prime Minister of Canada, saw a swift rise to fame after her daughter Ivy featured as one of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bridesmaids in 2018. However her fall from grace was even faster, after she was accused of using her 'white privelege' to 'threaten' a black influencer, which saw ABC axe her from her role as fashion contributor on Good Morning America and marked the end of her...
    THE suspect for the barbaric murder of Ashling Murphy is suspected of violence in the past. The Irish Sun can reveal the suspect – who has previously appeared in court on public order offences and shoplifting offences – was also suspected of violence in the past. 2Ashling Murphy 2The canal where the barbaric attack happened Following Wednesday evening’s shocking murder, comments have also been posted on social media branding Ashling's killer as “scum”. Witnesses were able to give a description of the alleged killer to gardai. Detectives have until later tonight before he’s charged or released. Gardai – who also visited Ashling’s school yesterday – believe she put up a brave fight as she was brutally beaten by her attacker. He was known to Gardai in Tullamore because of convictions but also because of his abuse of alcohol and loutish behaviour. Gardai are awaiting the results of forensic tests before any decision is made to charge him with the...
    Some Americans are trying to get COVID-19 on purpose and get the disease 'out of the way,' assuming that their case will be mild - but doctors say this strategy is unwise. While leading experts and modeling studies have suggested that all Americans will be exposed to this variant, seeking out infection is not the recommended way to weather this surge. Young and healthy people are still at risk of 'long Covid' - symptoms lasting weeks or months after their initial diagnosis - explained infectious disease specialist Dr Kitonga Kiminyo. Kiminyo called the 'get Omicron out of the way' strategy 'a very foolish proposition.' While Omicron might be less severe, the number of Covid patients has surged past last winter's record, with over 150,000 people currently hospitalized for the disease. Plus, scientists have not yet determined whether an Omicron infection provides people with immunity against future infections from this and other variants. 'That would be a very foolish proposition,' said Dr Kitonga Kiminyo, discussing the 'get Omicron out of the way' strategy some Americans are employing on WPBF 25 In the...
    CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) — The Omicron surge is underway in New Hampshire. The state reported 20,458 current COVID-19 cases on Wednesday – that’s more than double the 9,341 active cases that were reported on Dec. 30. READ MORE: Quincy Food Pantry Gets $10,000 In Donations To Fix Broken Heating System That Forced It To Close“We’re in the very beginning of the Omicron surge,” New Hampshire’s state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan said at a news conference. “It’s just in the last week or two that we’ve seen infections transition from predominately Delta to now almost solely Omicron.” While wastewater data from Boston suggests a surge may be falling off there, Chan said it’s “unclear” how long the spike will last in New Hampshire. There were 415 COVID hospitalizations in New Hampshire as of Wednesday. Gov. Chris Sununu expects cases and hospitalization numbers to keep rising. “It’s realistic to think two to three times more people could get the Omicron variant,” Sununu said. READ MORE: Red Cross Offers Blood Donors Chance To Win Super Bowl TicketsThe governor said that with studies showing...
    The Post released a database this week of every elected member of Congress who ever owned slaves. The article attached to the database includes important stories of individuals remembered as abolitionists but who also owned slaves. These large numbers and individual anecdotes only tell one part of the larger story of the effect of slavery on our political system. Why were over 1,700 slaveowners elected to Congress? Why were 12 of the first 18 presidents slaveholders? And why did so many people who didn’t own slaves, or freed their slaves, continue to support pro-slavery laws? While there are of course obvious economic factors, owning slaves produced a lot of wealth, which maintained political power, there are also important structures embedded in our political system that privileged slavery and today continue to privilege reactionary rural white politics. While the word “slave” does not appear in the Constitution until the 13th Amendment, there are many provisions of the document that showed complicity in the perpetuation of slavery as an institution. READ: Maddow's bombshell: MSNBC host reveals suspicious link between...
    Most fossils come from vertebrates. The recent discovery of plants, insects and fragile tissue fossils in Australia is exceptional and allows to understand the biological relationships in past ecosystems. You will be interested too [EN VIDÉO] Travel to the heart of Australian depths as you were there Sit in the front row on an underwater expedition off the coast of Australia. The Western Australian Museum takes you to find Ningloo Reef. The Ancient researchers Specifically try to understand how Ecosystems Missing now. Australian researchers are particularly at workAustralian Museum, University of New South Wales and University of Canberra, a Fossil deposit Providing exceptional samples. Analysis of these Fossils Published in the newspaper Scientific advances. The fossils were found in New South Wales near the city of Gulkong Australia. The site is referred to as “Lagerstätte”, which applies to sites with sample quality. Fossils Exceptional. Hard tissues (bones and Email Especially) which are actually very resistant to bad weather, for example explaining why it is rare to find fossils of plants and insects. “ This site is called “Lagerstätte”,...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is set to deliver this year's state of the state address Tuesday, saying he'll focus on a commitment to education and economic opportunity.Murphy is also expected to speak about the COVID-19 pandemic, improving lives of middle-class families, and building a post-pandemic economy."Throughout the past year, New Jersey has proven its resiliency in the face of adversity," Murphy said. "While still facing challenges brought by the pandemic, we have made undeniable progress for the working- and middle-class families who call New Jersey home. This year's State of the State address will focus on our ongoing commitment to education and economic opportunity, and making our state more affordable for families. Together, we will move forward on our path to building a stronger and fairer New Jersey."RELATED | COVID hospitalizations skyrocket in kids too young for vaccinesEMBED More News Videos About one in every five Americans has now tested positive for COVID-19 as children under five are being hospitalized with the virus at record high numbers. The address comes with New Jersey in the...
    LONDON is “clearly past the peak” of Omicron, experts say, while cases are slowing in the rest of the country. The fast-spreading mutant variant caused chaos over the festive period, with millions of infections - but there are signs this was the worst of it. 1London may have seen the worst of the Omicron wave of infectionsCredit: w8media Professor Kevin Fenton, Public Health England’s regional director for London, said officials are starting to see a decrease in Covid prevalence in the capital. “We think we may have passed or are at the peak,” he told Sky News on Sunday morning.  “Data from the ONS [Office for National Statistics] suggests that the peak may have occurred at or just about New Year period and we’re seeing reductions in overall case rates across the city and the prevalence of infections within the community.” “Remember that infection levels are still very, very high… It means that we’re not yet out of this critical phase of the pandemic, although we may well be past the peak. Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, statistician at the University...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan’s health ministry says 164 people were killed in protests that have rocked the country over the past week. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Owners of older Honda cars have been left baffled, after a technology glitch caused the clocks in their cars to get stuck 20 years in the past, displaying the year 2002. People driving Honda vehicles from 2004 to 2012 seem to have been hit by the issue, with dozens taking to social media and Honda forums to complain. It appears to be isolated to models equipped with navigation systems, causing the clock to switch from 2022 to 2002 every time the engine is started.  Honda UK told MailOnline it is currently investigating the issue to 'decide the appropriate countermeasures' and said customers should contact their local dealers if they are experiencing the issue. Honda US told the CR-V Owners Club forum that it was unlikely there would be a fix until August 2022, after which point it would 'auto-correct' back to 2022. Owners of older Honda cars have been left baffled, after a technology glitch caused the clocks in their cars to get stuck 20 years in the past, displaying the year 2002 Honda hasn't confirmed which models are affected, but...
    Sen. Mike Lee of Utah was vehemently critical of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on January 3, slamming his effort to change the filibuster rules as a “rash partisan power grab.” But according to Salt Lake Tribune reporter Bryan Schott, the conservative Utah Republican had no problem with altering the filibuster rules when Republicans were the majority party in the U.S. Senate. “Lee has supported previous changes to the filibuster backed by Republicans when they’ve been in control of the Senate,” Schott notes. “In 2013, the Democratic majority eliminated the 60-vote supermajority rule for all nominations other than for the Supreme Court. Four years later, the Republican majority killed the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees after Democrats filibustered the nomination of Neil Gorsuch.” Schott adds, “The possible reforms to the filibuster could range from outright elimination to a so-called ‘talking filibuster’ that requires the opposition party to hold the Senate floor through debate.” Lee, on January 3, argued that changing the filibuster rules would be “absurd and dangerous to the institution itself.” Statement on Senator Schumer\u2019s rule change threat:pic.twitter.com/114DfxPYyl —...
    Liam Neeson’s new movie “Blacklight” looks pretty interesting. The plot of the film with the Hollywood superstar, according to the trailer’s YouTube description, is, “Travis Block is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect.” (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) Does that sound interesting to you? Well, give the trailer a watch below! Before I dig into my thoughts on this film, I’d like to point out that Neeson has played a character with a shady past with good to gray intentions and lethal skills at least six times since 2008. He did three “Taken” films and several other movies with differing variations of that kind of character. Think I’m wrong? Go look at his IMDB page. The man cashes fat checks playing relatively the same person over and over again. I’m not knocking him for it. I’m sure the money is great. I’m simply pointing it out....
    A HUNTER claims he caught a "naked alien" on camera as the creature ran past his trail camera in a notorious UFO hotspot. The photograph - which shows a strange "bulbous headed" humanoid figure darting by - was captured in a remote area of Montana in the US. 4The image was apparently caught on a hunting cam 4Donald Bromley claims to have taken the image of the running alien Donald Bromley snapped the picture in the area known as Redgate, which is claimed to be awash with paranormal activity like UFOs. He said at first he thought it was a person, but the more he looked at the grainy image the more convinced he became it was something out of this world. The strange image has surfaced amid surging interest in UFOs as Congress and the Senate voted through a brand new office to investigate the phenomena. And it comes after a landmark Pentagon report in June saw the US admit for the first time there is something in their skies they cannot explain. But residents in an...
    By Gawon Bae and Rhea Mogul | CNN Pet owners in South Korea have been warned to stay on their guard after more than 100 fires were started by cats over the past three years, according to fire officials in the capital Seoul. A statement Thursday from the Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Department said cats caused a total of 107 house fires between January 2019 and November this year. The cats are believed to have started the fires by switching on electric stoves, the department said. Cats can turn electric stoves on by jumping on touch-sensitive buttons — and once overheated, the appliances can catch fire. Four people were injured in the fires, just over half of which started while pet owners were out, the statement added. “Cat-related fires are continuing to occur recently,” said Chung Gyo-chul, an official from the department. “We advise households with pets to pay extra attention as fire could spread widely when no one is at home.” The department also advised cat owners to remove flammable objects, like paper towels, from the stove. It...
    Seoul, South Korea (CNN)Pet owners in South Korea have been warned to stay on their guard after more than 100 fires were started by cats over the past three years, according to fire officials in the capital Seoul.A statement Thursday from the Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Department said cats caused a total of 107 house fires between January 2019 and November this year.The cats are believed to have started the fires by switching on electric stoves, the department said. Cats can turn electric stoves on by jumping on touch-sensitive buttons -- and once overheated, the appliances can catch fire.Four people were injured in the fires, just over half of which started while pet owners were out, the statement added."Cat-related fires are continuing to occur recently," said Chung Gyo-chul, an official from the department. "We advise households with pets to pay extra attention as fire could spread widely when no one is at home."Read MoreThe department also advised cat owners to remove flammable objects, like paper towels, from the stove. It suggested using an electric stove with an automatic lock...
    MOST of us will have a go-to hairdresser who we know and trust to do a good job when it comes to styling our hair. However, one stylist has warned clients to treat their hairdressers with respect or risk them dumping you, revealing that she had previously been forced to fire her customers. 2Stylist Bailey Lavender Mitchell revealed that she has been forced to fire clients in the pastCredit: TikTok / @baileylavendermit 2She banned a customer when they blasted her for being 15 minutes lateCredit: TikTok / @baileylavendermit Bailey Lavender Mitchell recently took to TikTok where she revealed that she was forced to let a client go after they made one mistake. Speaking in the video, Bailey explained: “I had this particularly client for the best part of five years, never once was I late for her appointment. “One day I was running about 15 minutes behind. I informed her of me running late 45 minutes before her scheduled appointment. “She decided she no longer wanted to get her hair done that day then proceeded to blast me on social...
    WORCESTER (CBS) — The city of Worcester is seeing its highest COVID-19 numbers since the start of the pandemic. Amid the new Omicron surge, Worcester has reported 2,040 cases in the past week – and 923 new cases on Tuesday alone. “You don’t need me to tell you that our numbers continue to rise and we expect the peak is yet to come,” City Manager Ed Augustus said at a news conference Wednesday. And those figures only account for positive cases being reported to the city’s health department through existing test sites. “That number is not reflective of the folks who are testing positive with the home kits,” Augustus said. “So that number could be 50 to 100% higher than the number I’m reporting.” Case counts are expected to continue rising through at least mid-January. “We know that we’re in the teeth of a really really big surge, a bigger surge than we’ve ever seen before,” Worcester Medical Director Dr. Michael Hirsch said. City leaders are urging people to get vaccinated and get boosted. Worcester is only 58% vaccinated, lagging...
    New York City's daily COVID-19 positivity rates have surged to almost 20 percent, with one in every 50 Manhattan residents having been infected in the past week, according to Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio.  The Big Apple has had more than 20,200 confirmed cases over the last seven days, with 332 newly admitted patients for the virus at city hospitals, ABC New York reported.    Statewide, there were 40,780 new cases, with a positivity rate of 19.33 percent, and 27,774 of those cases popped up in the Big Apple alone, according to New York State data.  The surge is being driven by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, which is estimated to be behind 92 percent of new infections in the Empire State. Governor Kathy Hochul, pictured left, has promised to deliver three million testing kits to New York schools to keep them open. Pictured right, Mayor de Blasio Pictured: a health worker collects a swab sample from a person for COVID-19 testing at a mobile COVID-19 testing site in midtown Manhattan NYC reported 20,200 confirmed cases over the last seven days with 332 newly...
    At least one in every 50 Manhattan residents were infected with COVID-19 in the past week, as both the Big Apple and Empire State see some of the highest infection rates since the pandemic began in 2020.  And as the threat of the highly contagious Omicron variant continues, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has promised to deliver three million testing kits to New York schools to keep them open.  New York City is currently midst of a COVID-19 surge with more than 20,200 confirmed cases over the last seven days with 332 newly admitted patients for the virus at city  hospitals, ABC New York reported.    Statewide, there were 40,780 new cases with a positivity rate of 19.33 percent, according to New York State data.  The surge is being driven by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, which is estimated to be behind 92 percent of new infections in the Empire State. NYC reported 20,200 confirmed cases over the last seven days with 332 newly admitted patients for COVID-19 at hospitals Manhattan leads the NYC surge with 2 percent of the borough residents- about 2,012 in...
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    New York Presbyterian Hospital administrators are accused of grilling a female surgeon about her sex life and ruining her as retribution for past discrimination complaints after she saved a rectal patient by removing a 'large foreign object' from his butt.  In a lawsuit filed against the hospital in Manhattan Federal Court, Dr. Deborah Keller, 41, claimed she was targeted by administrators after she assisted doctors struggling to help the patient in February 2020.  After successfully dislodging an unidentified item from the man's body, Keller said she was put on administrative leave and 'interrogated' by hospital admins who 'sexualized the object as a dildo,' questioned her about allegedly sleeping with a male surgeon, and accused her of circulating pictures of the patient, the New York Post reported.  She was ultimately let go and claimed the hospital submitted false reports about the incident to National Practitioner Data Dank, destroying her reputation and making it virtually impossible for her to get another job as a surgeon.  'They are literally trying to ruin my career,' she said. Dr. Deborah Keller (left) claimed the New...
    The Omicron variant is driving a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in a number of states, with Hawaii now leading the nation in the rate of increase.  New York, Georgia and Texas are all seeing major surges in new COVID cases, which are up more than 100 percent in the past two weeks in those states, according to new data on Wednesday.  Hawaii now leads the nation with daily new cases up 557 percent in the past two weeks followed by Florida at 371 percent.  Tuesday marked the highest number of new coronavirus infections in a single day in Ohio, with 12,502 additional cases reported.  The only higher reports covered two days, following holidays when there was no reporting: 14,293 on January 2 after New Year’s Day and 17,065 the day after Thanksgiving in 2020, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Facing a disturbing surge, six healthcare facilities in Cleveland took out a full-page ad in the Plain Dealer focused on a single word: 'Help.'  'We now have more COVID-19 patients in our hospitals than ever before,' the ad in...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Almodóvar has a theory that his films with male protagonists, like his autobiographical 2019 film “Pain and Glory,” are darker and more somber. “I look inside myself when I talk about male characters,” says Almodóvar. “Parallel Mothers,” which Sony Pictures Classics begins releasing in theaters Friday, returns Almodóvar to more melodramatic territory. Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit play young mothers who meet at the hospital where their newborns are accidentally switched at birth. This secret plays out in unpredictable ways while the film also investigates another hidden past: Spain’s mass graves from the Spanish Civil War. In recent years, a national dialogue in Spain has brought renewed interest and political discord over exhuming the graves from Francisco Franco’s regime, which began with the 1930s civil war and ended with his death, in 1975. Some 19,000 of an estimated 114,000 victims have been recovered in the last four decades. “Parallel Mothers” may not be as self-reflective as Almodóvar’s last film, but it’s the 72-year-old director’s most politically introspective movie and his first...
    Well, it looks like my critics finally have something to smile about. As many of you know, I spend my days climbing a mountain built on the skulls, hopes and dreams of my enemies. I take great joy in the fact that most of those who have bet against me aren’t really vocally around to talk about it, and yet, I keep cruising. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Sorry to disappoint the haters, but December 2021 has been the most successful month of my career with the @DailyCaller. With eleven days left in December, it’s now time to run up the score. Betting against me isn’t a wise strategy. pic.twitter.com/3gH55yRkFr — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) December 20, 2021 December 2021 is the best month of my career, and we’re not even close to being done. Of course, all great things must come to an end, and I received some shattering news Tuesday. Mediaite released its list of the most influential people in media for 2021, and not only was I not in the top...
    Friday is another day of very mixed messages on omicron. Some hopeful results out of South Africa show the number of daily cases taking a slight drop in the Gauteng district where the variant first became dominant. There has also been a decline in patients under critical care in that region. At the same time, the rate of deaths in South Africa has remained almost flat throughout the omicron spike so far. The result has been a great tendency to declare that omicron is, in fact, milder than delta or previous variants.  In fact, the health minister for South Africa hosted a presentation on Friday morning in which data was produced indicating that rate of deaths from omicron was about 33% lower that what was seen with delta. That’s not “like a cold.” It is, in fact, still many times worse than the flu. But it is better than delta. However, the case for “milder omicron” is far from clear. In fact, a new report from Imperial College, London, indicates that the percentage of people who show symptomatic illness after being infected with omicron is...
    Even as the world panics in unison over the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the health ministry in South Africa has delivered some encouraging news. On Friday, South African health minister Joe Phaahla said not only were hospitalizations down with Omicron cases compared to previous waves like the deadly Delta surge, those who are in the hospital rarely need oxygen and their cases are less fatal. Phaahla told reporters that the country’s hospital admission rate of COVID patients “fell 90 percent in the second week of the current infection wave driven by the Omicron variant” as compared to the second week of the Delta wave. Boiling down the good-for-a-global-pandemic news further, he said that only 1.7 percent of all Omicron cases are even hospitalized, compared to 19 percent of Delta cases earlier in the year. Since the variant was first identified in South Africa just three weeks ago, it has already peaked in South Africa’s Gauteng province, according to national statistics, with hospitalizations falling sharply. He added that many milder cases were in the...
    LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – One year ago, health workers in northern Colorado became the first in the state, and among the first in the country, to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial. On Dec. 14, 2020 healthcare providers with UCHealth who work on the frontline in the battle with the deadly virus gathered alongside Gov. Jared Polis to receive the first doses of the more than 9 million that were administered in the 365 days to follow. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Prosecutors: Carillo Hernandez Was Instigator In Hinkley High School Parking Lot ShootingIn an interview only with CBS4’s Dillon Thomas, one of the first to get the vaccine, Dr. Jamie Teumer, said one year ago he was filled with both optimism and hope, even if there were some unknowns about the vaccine. “It was very exciting. I had the opportunity to be the third doctor vaccinated in the entire state,” Teumer said. At the time Teumer had his wife and other family members living with him. He said he remembered spending...
    (CNN)When South African scientists announced they had detected a new coronavirus variant with a worryingly high number of mutations, they were applauded for how quickly they were able to spot it.The country was praised for having a robust genomic sequencing program, which allowed them to identify the potentially worrying properties of the variant now known as Omicron.When viruses spread through populations, they mutate. Most mutations don't significantly alter a virus' behavior, but some can be concerning. Genomic sequencing involves decoding the genetic material of a virus to spot the mutations and determine what effect they might have on the virus -- for example whether they could make it more transmissible or more dangerous in terms of the severity of the illness it can cause.The process is done in a lab, separately from coronavirus testing. It can take anywhere between a few hours to several weeks -- and each country has a different approach.Sequencing efforts around the world leave much room for improvement, but South Africa's discovery of the Omicron variant is an example of how focused efforts can make a...
    Jennifer Aniston opened up about going through "dark s--t" in front of the whole world during a recent interview. Aniston, 52, admitted her "expectations" for her personal life "shape-shifted" seemingly "overnight" after she finished filming for "Friends."  "The career was one thing. I didn't know what was coming, and that's been nothing but blessed. ... It was more personal stuff that I had expectations about that sort of shape-shifted, so to speak," Aniston said during an interview for The Hollywood Reporter's most recent cover story.  "That was what was jarring, that we all had an idea of what the future was going to be, and we were going to go hunker down and focus on this or that, and then it all just changed overnight, and that was it." "But again, everything's a blessing if you're able to look at life's ups and downs in that way," she added. "And if it all hadn't happened, I would not be sitting here, the woman that I am." Jennifer Aniston opened up about how her ‘expectations’ for her personal life shifted...
    IF the hardcore Left had their way, we’d ALL be cancelled. And given the mistakes of our ancestors — hello, colonialism! — we should spend every day furiously self-flagellating and reciting Hail Marys from now until eternity. But still that wouldn’t be enough. 6Liz Truss wants us to be a global Britain againCredit: PA 6First we tore down our racist statues, now Shakespeare is having his day in courtCredit: Getty So Liz Truss’s speech to Chatham House tomorrow — her first biggie as Foreign Secretary — couldn’t be more timely. In it, she will condemn guilt about our colonial past and claim we should be looking to the future instead. She will say: “Rather than being racked with shame about our history and doubt about our future, it’s time for Britain to be proud once again of who we are and what we stand for.” Hear, hear. Liz, who recently invited comparisons with her hero Margaret Thatcher after posing on a tank while visiting Estonia, wants us to be a global Britain again. A force — for good — to...
    Paris Hilton proved she had nothing but well wishes for her former 'frenemy' Lindsay Lohan amid her recent engagement. The newly married 40-year-old hotel heiress took to her This Is Paris podcast on Friday to congratulate the Mean Girls star, 35, on her engagement to Bader Shammas. Briefly touching on their rocky relationship, Paris continued to say that despite their past 'differences' she was 'genuinely very happy,' for Lindsay. Good vibes: Paris Hilton took to her This is Paris podcast to genuinely congratulate Lindsay Lohan on her engagement despite their 'differences in the past' She said yes! The 35-year-old actress got engaged to Bader Shammas on November 28 'I also just saw that Lindsay got engaged,' Paris said. 'And I know we've had our differences in the past, but I just wanted to say congratulations to her and that I am genuinely very happy for her.'  Lohan announced her engagement to Shammas — the assistant vice president of Credit Suisse in Dubai — on November 28 as she gushed: 'My love. My life. My family. My future.'  RELATED ARTICLES...
    Mark Cuban made headlines this week for buying up “an entire town” an hour southeast of Dallas. But it turns out that Mustang, Texas, is scarcely more than a patch of land, best known for an abandoned strip club where a man was killed in 2008. According to locals, there aren’t any residents or operational businesses. “I've been a lifelong resident [of the area] and seen a lot come and go over there, but it's always been less than desirable,” said Jerry Newsom, who owns a graphics business just down the road. “They’ve had strip clubs and adult video stores and all kinds of stuff over there. So anything that Mark Cuban will bring in… would be better than what's been there.” In an email to The Daily Beast, Cuban confirmed that he bought the property but did not offer financial details. The town had been on the market since 2017, with an original asking price of $4 million that was later chopped in half. Mike Turner, the agent on the transaction, said Cuban bought the town from an ownership...
    The Bank of America has reportedly told its Midtown employees to 'dress down' and avoid wearing company logos while commuting to the office as New York City experiences a surge in crime.  Senior executives at the Bryant Park location have been encouraging their younger staff to 'dress down' in order to attract less attention as they travel to work, sources told the New York Post.  They have reportedly warned staffers that wearing the company logo or dressing up could make them a target for assault, which is up 15 percent the past month. John Yiannacopoulos, a media relations executive for Bank of America, told DailyMail.com on Friday that the company does offer 'safety guidelines' to employees. Bank of America declined to let DailyMail.com view its guidelines.    One bank employee, who was not named, told the New York Post's On The Money column that he was on a high alert after seeing a stranger with a knife near the bank's office.  A top executive of a large money management firm even said he started carrying a Taser - which has been legal...
    An Australian interior enthusiast and self-confessed 'Grinch addict' has shown off her incredible Grinch-inspired Christmas tree after dreaming up the idea over the past 12 months.  Leteesha McSwain, a 29-year-old makeup artist and influencer from Mildura, Victoria, has been chronicling her Christmas decorations online for the past few years with her fans. The 10ft tree was brought to life with the help of events company Day Dream Glamping and features lollipops, berries, street signs, small Grinch decorations, bows and an enormous balloon garland.   They sourced the decorations from all over, shopped at Cotton On, eBay, Etsy and online Christmas shops and put the entire display together in three hours.   An Australian interior enthusiast and self-confessed 'Grinch addict' has shown off her incredible Grinch-inspired Christmas tree after dreaming up the idea over the past 12 months Leteesha McSwain, a 29-year-old makeup artist and influencer from Mildura, Victoria, has been chronicling her Christmas decorations online for the past few years with her fans 'Themed Christmas trees are a new tradition for us!' she told FEMAIL. 'When I was younger we had the...
    The South African province where the Omicron COVID-19 variant was first detected has suffered a more than 300 percent increase in virus related hospitalizations this week. Gauteng, which includes the city of Johannesburg, recorded 580 hospitalizations because of the virus this week, per official data - a 330 percent jump from 135 two weeks ago. Just under 40 percent of the provinces 12 million residents have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine - third-lowest of the nation's 12 provinces. Last week, the new Omicron variant was sequenced in 77 cases in the region, and many fear it is the most infectious strain of the virus yet and that it could evade vaccine protection because of its high number of mutations. While South African health officials have reported that cases of the variant are often mild, the increase in hospitalizations in the province seems to hint otherwise. Over the past two weeks, Covid related hospitalizations in the Gauteng province of South Africa have jumped 330% - from 135 in the week that ended on November 7 (week 45)...
    Ty ONeil/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.When pictures started circulating in early November of QAnon supporters crowding Dallas’s Dealy Plaza, where John F. Kennedy was assassinated, in anticipation of the second coming of the slain president and the arrival of John F. Kennedy Jr., his dead son, it became a political Twitter joke. Now, some three weeks later, some middle-aged and boomer QAnon followers are still there, and the incident has more clearly shifted from a laugh to something enduring and darker. While the event’s organizer, Michael Brian Protzman, and his followers have so far only been disruptive, Mother Jones has learned that he has previously faced formal allegations of violence, as documented in a 2019 arrest on an “unlawful imprisonment – domestic violence” charge. Protzman’s wife told a cop he was “acting differently, not showering…and believing in government conspiracies.” According to court records from Washington state’s King County obtained and provided to Mother Jones by Amanda Moore, an independent researcher focused on the right, in July 2019,...
    Michigan has requested federal military medical assistance to deal with the worst COVID-19 surge in the country, as Minnesota is asking its National Guard to support the struggling medical staff in its hard-hit care homes. Both states are seeing rapidly-rising COVID cases and hospitalizations, as the cold weather forces people indoors. Michigan is the current epicenter of the fourth wave, with cases up 88 per cent in the last two weeks, according to The New York Times's COVID tracking. Hospitalizations in Michigan have risen 48 per cent in the last 14 days, and deaths 64 per cent. Of 3,114 ICU beds in the state, 85 per cent - or 2,651 - are occupied, according to the state health department. Nearly 58 per cent of residents over five are fully vaccinated - below the national rate of nearly 63 per cent - and the Democrat governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, has been begging her state's residents to take the virus seriously and get vaccinated. An ambulance crew weaves a gurney through the halls of the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in...
    On Friday night, Bill Maher dedicated a portion of the Season 19 finale episode of his hit HBO series Real Time to one of the week’s biggest news stories: Taylor Swift’s updated 10-minute rendition of “All Too Well,” a fan-favorite song off her acclaimed album Red. The song, for the uninitiated, is inspired by the singer-songwriter’s two-month-long relationship with the actor Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010, when Swift was 20 and Gyllenhaal nine years her senior. In it, Swift alleges that Gyllenhaal committed a number of offenses, including being cold to her (and refusing her hand) at a dinner party, owning a “fuck the patriarchy” keychain (this claim is almost certainly false), breaking up with her by phone in a “casually cruel” manner, and keeping the scarf she’d left at his sister Maggie’s home. Following the song’s release, Swift’s rabid army of fans have harassed Gyllenhaal and those in his orbit, including his girlfriend, his sister, and his godmother Jamie Lee Curtis. “We are back on January 21st,” announced Maher during the show’s monologue. “That’s a lot of time—but...
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Sabres had just completed a pregame meeting and veteran forward Kyle Okposo was struck by what he noticed once the coaches left the room. Rather than head their separate ways, most players stuck around to chat. Without referencing how things went in the past, Okposo was making a clear point about the current — post-Jack Eichel — makeup of the Sabres and the bonds being formed among a group of developing youngsters and journeymen. “We all truly enjoy being around each other. And that’s a really special thing when you’re in the NHL, because it doesn’t happen everywhere,” Okposo said. The moment made him reflect to his youth hockey days of teammates always hanging out together and playing mini-sticks in arena hallways. “This is the grown-up version of that,” he said. “I think we have a team in there and we have guys in there who truly care about each other. And our whole thing is happening the way it’s supposed to. And I’m really excited about our future.” The Eichel era in Buffalo...
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jaylan Adams threw for two touchdowns and ran for two and Dominick Poole broke up a two-point conversion pass in overtime and The Citadel edged Wofford 45-44 on Saturday in the battle for the Big Dog Trophy. Adams opened the overtime with a 13-yard scamper but the Terriers came right back to score when Peyton Derrick dumped off a pass to Ryan Ingram for a 23-yard answer. But Wofford elected to go for two and Poole knocked down the slant pass. Wofford (1-9, 0-8 Southern Conference) led 28-17 at halftime but couldn’t stop the relentless ground game of The Citadel (3-7, 2-5) in this in-state rivalry. Adams was 6 of 9 for 121 yards and rushed for 53 yards. Cooper Wallace had 19 carries for 127 yards. The Citadel ran for 344 yards and piled up 465 yards on 83 plays. Wofford had 447 yards, but ran 31 fewer plays so the Terriers averaged 8.6 yards a play, three more than The Citadel, which had an 11-minute advantage in time of possession. Derrick was just 7...
    CHICAGO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Lonzo Ball made seven of Chicago’s 15 3-pointers and Zach LaVine scored 23 points, powering the Chicago Bulls to a 117-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Ball went 7 for 10 from deep and finished with 21 points. He is shooting 44.7% from beyond the arc in his first year with the Bulls, continuing his steady rise from shooting 30.5% from 3 during his rookie season in 2017-18 with the Lakers. READ MORE: I-Team Investigates Mysterious Disappearance Of North Texas Teen Caleb Diehl“He deserves a lot of credit,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said. “He’s put in an incredible amount of work to get himself to that level.” Five players scored in double figures for Chicago during its second consecutive victory. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan finished with 17 points. Dallas had won three straight and four of five overall, but couldn’t keep up with LaVine and Chicago in the second half. Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Mavericks, and Luka Doncic finished with 20 points,...
    Almost 1 million kids ages 5-11 jabbed in first days of rollout; vaccine protects cancer patients, study finds: COVID-19 updates Trump doesnt have a legal leg to stand on, former deputy AG says. Is he running out the clock? © Provided by Sports Illustrated Alabama snuck by LSU last weekend, 20–14. Alabama knocked off LSU on Saturday in a much closer game than most expected. Afterward, Ed Orgeron didn't come away thinking that Nick Saban's club is the powerhouse that it usually is. The Tigers lost 20–14, which was an improvement from the 55–17 loss in 2020. That last meeting served as a revenge game after the Tigers knocked off the Tide and rolled through the rest of the SEC en route to a national championship in 2019. “I felt we were a better team than them,” Orgeron, who will not be back with the team in 2022, said. "I don’t know if they played to their peak performance or not, but I felt we matched up pretty good. "I can’t judge how good they are," he added. "They aren’t...
    Donald Trump slammed Chris Christie on Monday for telling top GOP donors to dump the ex-president for the sake of success in future elections. Pro-Trump Republicans did not take that message well – or the former New Jersey governor's insistence that they move past 2020 election fraud claims. 'Chris Christie, who just made a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in Las Vegas, was just absolutely massacred by his statements that Republicans have to move on from the past, meaning the 2020 Election Fraud,' Trump sent in a Monday evening statement. 'Everybody remembers that Chris left New Jersey with a less than 9% approval rating—a record low, and they didn't want to hear this from him!' the former president continued. Christie had a dismal approval rating as he was preparing to leave office in 2018 after a June 2017 event where the then-governor was seen lounging on Island Beach State Park even though it was closed to the public during a government shutdown. The picture of the governor in shorts and t-shirt on a beach chair went viral. Subsequently,...
    Record warm temperatures are hitting the Great Lakes that will fuel lake effect snow, disrupt fish and threaten livelihoods of those who rely on them for freshwater, researchers warn. Lake effect snow is as weather phenomenon that forms when cold air and moisture move across open water and when the water is warm, the air turns into clouds. These clouds then form narrow bands of heavy snow downwind of the lake and can produce two to three inches of snow per hour. Researchers are unsure the exact impact that above average Great Lake temperatures will have on fish. However, they note trout only spawn when temperatures are in the low 50s, whereas water temperatures have in the upper 50s over the past few weeks. Lake Superior, for example, is known for being frigid this time of year, but it was nearly 60 degrees in October and 51 degrees last week when its normal average is about 45 degrees Fahrenheit. All five of the Great Lakes have been one to two degrees above normal since October, according to National Oceanic and...
    AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES is relishing building a future at Arsenal after putting last summer’s transfer drama behind him.  The midfielder made it clear he wanted a move away from the Emirates in August as his chances of first team action looked limited under Mikel Arteta.  1Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles put in a man of the match display against Watford on SundayCredit: Reuters He went as far as to call out the club on social media, writing: “All I want to do is go where I’m wanted and where I am gonna play.”  But the 24-year-old’s call to leave was ignored by the club as they rejected an approach from Everton and forced him to work his way back into the Gunners side. And boss Arteta has labelled him a “different player” starring in his preferred midfield position in their 1-0 win over Watford.  Maitland-Niles said: “That’s all in the past now. I am just thinking about the future and what’s ahead of me. "It was great to be out there again, getting my minutes, and hopefully there is more to come....
    Greater Washington startups have been raising a lot of money for the past year, and that includes a few that were founded and are led by women.  Two years after the Washington Business Journal honored Framebridge founder and CEO Susan Tynan as our CEO of the year — the record holder at the time in terms of raises by woman-owned companies — we decided to check where things stand in terms of venture capital raises by woman-owned companies. There’s a new record holder, according to data from venture tracking platform Pitchbook: Arlington risk-management company Interos, which raked in $100 million in July for a lifetime total of $125 million and a valuation of $1 billion. We’ve rounded up the other biggest raises by female-founded firms in the past two years in the gallery above. In terms of methodology, the data from Pitchbook focuses on firms that have at least one woman founder and a woman CEO. It also focuses on VC, so it doesn’t include firms that have raised from private equity… Read the full story from the...
    Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook and Instagram crashed for the second time in a month last night, while a string of banks, phone networks and fellow tech giants have also experienced major outages recently. Even Britain's biggest supermarket Tesco was brought to its knees by a hack of its website and app last month, leaving thousands of customers unable to order groceries for 48 hours and costing the retailer an estimated £40m in lost revenue.   But what is behind all these website crashes and outages? Is it just a coincidence, a fundamental problem with back-end systems or is there something more sinister going on? MailOnline has spoken to a number of cyber security and internet experts to find out the main reasons for the outages, beginning with the issues experienced by Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.  Technical difficulties: Facebook and Instagram crashed for the second time in a month last night, while a string of banks and other companies have also experienced outages recently What tech outages have there been over the past two months?  September 16 ...
    For months, years even, the accusations have piled up against Prince Andrew, always denied by him but left unchallenged with nothing more than an apparent vow of silence. Yet this omerta has proved to be anything but self-protective. The prince’s reputation is in the gutter and the good name of the wider Royal Family has been soiled by the fallout. Now, however, the gloves are off. Andrew’s adversarial American lawyers have come out fighting to confront the sexual abuse claims that have swirled about the head of the Queen’s favourite son for so long. The question is will it work, or might their aggressive intervention risk damaging the prince even more? Andrew's lawyers accused Miss Roberts of only suing Andrew in the hope of securing ‘another pay day’ Anyone who calls in ‘evidence’ from a New York tabloid newspaper by way of wreaking vengeance is entitled to have their motives seriously examined. And that is precisely what happened yesterday in the wake of the 36-page motion his legal team submitted to dismiss the civil action brought in the US courts by...