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    LITTLE People, Big World's Jeremy Roloff was accused of being "entitled" as the reality star "whined" about not being able to buy the family's farm. Jeremy, 31, explained in an Instagram Story that he was not sure about his project after about "five minutes in."  5Jeremy Roloff had plans to 'purchase a property'Credit: Instagram/Jeremy Roloff 5Jeremy worked on the master bathroom by himselfCredit: Instagram/Jeremy Roloff The Little People, Big World star originally planned to be in their house for about "two years." He had "plans to purchase property, which at the time was" Roloff Farms. The reality star had "passed up on a lot of properties and been outbid on others." Now after three years, it is was time to work on the master bathroom, which needed to be "redone." Jeremy had "the wild idea to do this" by himself. As series of Stories continued, the TV star ended up cutting out a hole in the wall and showed off the lead pipes he discovered. Most read in EntertainmentSHOCK LOSS Bachelorette alum's cause of death unknown as cops 'investigating his passing'FLASHING FIGHTS Ye...
    Restaurant CEO Peter Demos said during an interview with "Fox and Friends Weekend" that America needs to put the focus back on employment for people who are the "backbone of our nation." JOBLESS CLAIMS REMAIN UNCHANGED AT 205,000, NEAR HALF-CENTURY LOW PETER DEMOS: They'll come to work, and so if there are many people that just want to work, I have a working, I have actually a working philosophy that people want to work. However, if there is no reason to do so, I know if I was in college and I didn't have to work, I wouldn't have done so. But when I was in college, I had to work and I went and got a job and I worked my way through college because of that. So I think there we have to create the incentives to be able to do so. And without doing that, people are not going to be able to return to jobs that are necessary, such as restaurants and manufacturing and truck driving, etc. We have to be able to focus on these...
    THE UK and Australia have finalised a free trade deal worth £10 billion that will also allow young Brits to work Down Under for three years. The agreement removes tariffs on all UK exports to Australia while making its products like Jacob's Creek and Hardys wines cheaper here. 2Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison paved the way for the deal earlier this year It also allows 18-35-year-olds to work and travel in Australia for up to three years at a time, removing previous visa conditions. The deal is the first trade agreement the UK has negotiated from scratch since Brexit and comes ahead of more difficult talks with major powers such as the US. It first agreed in principle by Boris Johnson and Australian PM Scott Morrison earlier this year. But putting pen to paper on the final deal was delayed while sticking points, in particular protection for UK farmers, were dealt with. The final deal was signed in a virtual ceremony by International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan, and will now be picked over by Parliament. "This is just the start...
    As we enter into the final few weeks of 2021 and a new year, I can't help but feel an underlying sense of anxiety and hesitation about what 2022 could possibly bring us. I am not trying to sound like The Grinch but I, like most of you, remember the excitement and jubilation of New Year's 2020 as we were entering a new decade, 'the roaring twenties' if you will. My husband and I were heavily tipsy on a rooftop in Barcelona, Spain watching fireworks and I remember feeling blissfully happy and full of anticipation and optimism for the new decade. We all know what happened next, and for that matter, what has happened in the two years that followed. I don't need to tell any of you how much has changed for all of us. My daughter is 14-months-old and I am dreading her turning two-year-old because I have no idea how I could keep a mask on a child for an extended period of time. She can barely keep a headband on her head. I also don't want...
    This content is sponsored by IBEW Local 26. Chris Cash and Bill Murphy know from experience, how one small change can influence the course of your life. Director and Assistant Director of Apprenticeship respectively, Cash and Murphy can tell you it’s because that’s exactly what becoming a part of Washington, D.C.’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 26 (IBEW Local 26) did for them. Contrary to its name in some respects, IBEW Local 26 is the kind of place that welcomes with open arms, anyone and everyone who is willing to learn and imagine. Imagine a future of stability, of coworkers who become family, of coming home at the end of long, fulfilling days and having time to spend with the people you love. Of continuing to grow and advance in your career and seeing that growth in compensation and knowledge of an industry you love. And that also means there is no one size fits all when it comes to those who might excel in this field. “The ideal apprentice is someone who is at the point...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — New life is coming to Mellon Park. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is planting 75 new trees there. On Monday, they added a Sweetbay Magnolia Tree. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Rob Hopson) The Conservancy is working with K&L Gates on the project. The company donated the trees in honor of its 75th anniversary. “It’s wonderful to be able to walk around the many parks that exist in the green spaces and it’s a time when people can come have lunch, or just take a break from work, and to be able to sit in the shade and see beautiful flowers and trees is a wonderful thing, and we’re happy to contribute to that,” said Thomas J. Smith. K&L Gates will continue to work with the Parks Conservancy over the next year to plant the remaining trees.
    A SELF-PROCLAIMED witch and medium has revealed that she "spends every day like it's Halloween" – and her powers have even helped her find a new job. But Ceryn Rowntree, 38, admits her work does come with some negative comments and she even faced being branded a "satanist" by a vicar after her grandfather died. 4Ceryn Rowntree calls herself a witch and mediumCredit: Jam Press 4She claims a spell she conjured helped her get a new jobCredit: Jam Press For that reason, she looks forward to All Hallows' Eve because she can talk about the things she loves without the same judgment from others. “I love the feel of Halloween – it’s said that it’s the time of year where ‘the veils between the world are thinnest’," Ceryn told Jam Press. "Not only does that make my job that little bit easier, but it feels very special for other people to feel the ancestors and spirits that I connect with all year. “I’ve found a way to make what other people consider to be ‘Halloween energy’ part of my daily life.” Since Ceryn was very small, she’s been able to see and hear spirits, but it wasn’t until 2006 that she began developing her supernatural skills. As a practicing witch,...
    "Afghan refugee girls watch a soccer match near where they are staying in the Village at the Ft. McCoy US Army base on September 30, 2021 in Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin." Private individuals and community groups will now be able to sponsor Afghan refugees under a new program announced by the Biden administration on Monday. Under the Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans, groups of vetted individuals would form “sponsor circles” that will be responsible for securing housing and financial support for families, and help situate them in their new communities. “Americans of all walks of life have expressed strong interest in helping to welcome these individuals,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement. “The Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans harnesses this outpouring of support and enables individuals to become directly involved in the welcome and integration of our new neighbors.” The Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans, an initiative of the Department of State and the Community Sponsorship Hub, requires interested applicants to first pass a background check, complete mandatory training, and pledge that they can support newly arrived individuals...
    Motown legend Smokey Robinson feared he would never sing again after his terrifying battle with Covid-19 late last year.  Robinson has revealed he spent 11 days in acute care in an Los Angeles hospital after contracting the virus last December and was left so weak from the virus that he nearly died.  The music icon, famed for his powerful octave popping silky tones on hits like Tears of a Clown and Being With You, admitted that it was only after leaving hospital that he realized the 'severity' of his case. Doctors told him a key factor in his ability to pull through was his high fitness levels at age 81 - despite the elderly being the most susceptible during the Covid spike in December 2020. In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Robinson said he is almost fully recovered and has even stepped up his physical workout regime to stay fit to ward off reinfection. Smokey Robinson, pictured performing in Los Angeles last month, has revealed he nearly died last December after a terrifying battle with Covid-19 The Motown legend told...
    A custodian’s reaction to being surprised with a car has gone viral.  Chris Jackson, a custodian at Unity Grove Elementary School in Locust Grove, Georgia, had apparently been walking to work before two teachers at the school were able to raise the money Jackson needed for a car, Principal Anne Wilson told Fox News. "That’s not unusual for our school," Wilson told Fox. "Any time we know of a need, people just come flooding to help … I’ve been here 20 years as principal and it’s always been that way." "People unify around each other, around people in times of need and in times of joy," Wilson added. "It’s a real blessing to work here." BRIDE FLIES 800 MILES TO SHARE ‘FIRST DANCE’ WITH 94-YEAR-OLD GRANDPA The moment when the teachers presented the car to Jackson was posted on Facebook last month. In the two-minute clip, Jackson appears stunned when he finds out the car is his.  "Oh my stars, there is a God," he says in the clip. "Thank you, thank you all. I thank you all." "I never...
    (CNN)Sandra Oh says quick rise to fame with the success of "Grey's Anatomy" was "traumatic" and led her seek out a good therapist.Oh appeared on "Sunday Today" over the weekend with Willie Geist, where she spoke about losing her privacy when she first became famous. Oh, who played Dr. Cristina Yang for the first 10 seasons of The ABC medical drama, said it all happened so fast."To be perfectly honest, it was traumatic," she said. "The reason why I'm saying that is the circumstances you need to do your work is with a lot of privacy."She continued, "So when one loses one's anonymity, you have to build skills to still try and be real. I went from not being able to go out, like hiding in restaurants, to then being able to manage attention, manage expectation, while not losing the sense of self."She was able to cope with the help of a therapist.Read More"I'm not joking. It's very, very important," she said. "You just have to work at finding your way to stay grounded. And a lot of times that's...
    Will Ulmer doesn’t have to hide anymore. The Marshall offensive lineman, all 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds of him, unleashed a year's worth of energy in his first on-stage performance since the start of the pandemic, playing guitar and belting out songs in his Kentucky baritone for a modest crowd outside a Huntington ice cream store. His keychain fastened to a belt loop and a can of smokeless tobacco bulging from a back pocket, Ulmer spent an hour singing country favorites along with one he wrote before finishing up with his spin on a West Virginia favorite, John Denver’s "Take Me Home, Country Roads." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM This time, he used his real name, too. The NCAA's decision to allow athletes to be paid for their fame and celebrity has led to scores of deals big and small from coast to coast since July 1. Sponsorships and endorsements are the most common, but there has been another welcome wrinkle: Ulmer and other athletes are now able to show off their creative, artistic sides and earn some...
    MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (WCCO) — Amidst the pandemic, one of Minnesota’s largest employers is permanently changing how and where its employees can work. 3M is unrolling a one-of-a-kind plan to permanently give employees more work-life balance. The new plan will affect most of their 90,000 workers. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: When Is Your Second Payment Coming? Minnesota-based 3M is going full throttle these days, making everything from respirators to adhesives to surgical equipment. But the Maplewood parking lot is a bit of a ghost town as employees like Jeanne Hoppe work from home. The operations specialist and mom of three is still working remotely with most of the 3M workforce. “I’m able to go to school activities, I’m able to go to my family’s sporting events. I’m able to take my own dog for a walk,” Hoppe said. As of this week, those perks will be permanent. The senior VP told us they are unveiling a new “Work Your Way” model. “What we have discovered is our employees are probably even more productive working from home, in that non-production...
    A mother and daughter who both serve in the US Navy got the very rare privilege of serving on the same ship for four weeks this summer. Logistic Specialist Seaman Racquel McCray, 25, enlisted at age 18 to follow in the footsteps of her Navy parents — but while its not uncommon for generations of the same family to serve in the military, few get the opportunity to work side-by-side. Though Racquel is typically assigned to the USS George W. Bush, she got a temporary reassignment this summer to the USS Gerald R. Ford, where she got to work and learn alongside her mother, Master Chief Logistics Specialist Tanya McCray. A mother and daughter who both serve in the US Navy got the very rare privilege of serving on the same ship for four weeks this summer Logistic Specialist Seaman Racquel McCray, 25, enlisted at age 18 to follow in the footsteps of her Navy parents. Her mother, Master Chief Logistics Specialist Tanya McCray, has served for nearly 30 years and is assigned to the USS Gerald R. Ford Tanya has nearly 30 years...
    Mobile billboard earlier this year encouraging prioritization of caregiving in a past recovery package Domestic workers continue to struggle with joblessness more than a year into the novel coronavirus pandemic, new findings reveal. The survey, conducted by La Alianza for National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) Labs, reached Spanish-speaking domestic workers over the course of July and found that nearly 30% of respondents reported a week with zero hours worked that month. That number increased compared to findings from May and June. Further findings also reveal prevalent food and housing insecurity, NDWA Labs said. “Domestic workers are the nannies, homecare workers, and house cleaners whose work is essential to our economy, and yet they are one of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups of workers. Even before COVID-19, domestic workers earned less than the average U.S. worker and were three times as likely to be living in poverty.” “While some domestic workers are starting to recover some of the work they had lost, this is not enough to ensure their economic security,” NDWA Labs said. Nearly 8 in 10 respondents said they experienced food insecurity. “In early July, 11%...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – DeVante Parker was a welcomed addition to padded practice for the Dolphins. He joined a receiver group that enjoyed a pass happy offense Wednesday afternoon. Fins QB Tua Tagovailoa has been making it a point to find those open guys. “It’s something he’s placed an emphasis on, it’s something we’ve placed an emphasis on. Not pushing the ball down field but taking advantage of those opportunities if they’re there,” said head coach Brian Flores. READ MORE: With Topic To Be Discussed At Special Meeting, Broward School Board Chair Says She’ll Vote Again In Favor Of Mandatory Masks “If a guy’s open, I’m going to throw it to him, that’s what I could say to that. I would say it’s no different than my time at Alabama throwing deep balls,” said Tagovailoa. Finding those open receivers and timing up with their speed doesn’t happen by accident. In addition to throwing sessions in the offseason with his receivers, Tagovailoa has been popping into defensive meetings. READ MORE: ‘This Is About Freedom’: Republican Leaders Gather At Versailles For Another Cuba...
    It took some time for Jim Harbaugh and the rest of the coaching staff at Michigan to figure it out, but now that they have, they are excited about the potential of new quarterback Cade McNamara. McNamara shined during workouts in the spring, and though Michigan will be a very young team entering 2021, the coaches know they have a quarterback who can calm things down. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM When preseason camp kicks off next Friday, August 6th, McNamara will be under center with the first team after the way he played in the spring. Being the starting quarterback anywhere is special, but McNamara wants to take the Wolverines to another level. "I enjoy that part of being a quarterback," McNamara said last week. "You are given a leadership role. No matter what your leadership type is prior — that’s something I embrace. That’s something that I continue to work on. "Being able to influence my teammates and just help our team win, that’s something that I take seriously." Last season, the Wolverines struggled, winning...
                        Former Obama Administration’s Secretary for Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, announced on CNN’s “Out Front” that people who have chosen not get vaccinated should be limited in their movements, not be allowed to work and have limited or no access to children. Sebelius said, “We’re in a situation where we have a wildly effective vaccine, multiple choices, lots available, free of charge, and we have folks who are just saying I won’t do it. I think that it’s time to say to those folks, it’s fine if you don’t choose to get vaccinated. You may not come to work. You may not have access to a situation where you’re going to put my grandchildren in jeopardy. Where you might kill them, or you might put them in a situation where they’re going to carry the virus to someone in a high-risk position.” She continued, “That’s, I think the point where we are, is freedom is one thing, but freedom when you harm others like secondhand smoke and...
    SURFSIDE, Fla. -- The search teams are able to recover victims more quickly from the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, now that the structure is no longer a threat and heavy machinery is able to gain access, Florida Fire Marshall and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis said Friday.On Monday, a day after the demolition of what had remained standing of Champlain Towers South, the death toll stood at 28.By Friday, the toll had risen to 79 following the recovery of another victim, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a news conference.Fifty-three of the 79 victims have been identified, and 61 people are potentially unaccounted for, she said.MORE: Cat from collapsed Florida condo building found alive, returned to family EMBED More News Videos Binx the cat, who had lived on the ninth floor of the Florida condo building that collapsed, has been found safe and returned to its family. Patronis said the crews are paying the same attention to the importance of the work."One thing I can assure you is the dogs are still on the site....
    (CNN)The search teams are able to recover victims more quickly from the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, now that the structure is no longer a threat and heavy machinery is able to gain access, Florida Fire Marshall and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis said Friday.On Monday, a day after the demolition of what had remained standing of Champlain Towers South, the death toll stood at 28. By Friday, the toll had risen to 79 following the recovery of another victim, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a news conference. Fifty-three of the 79 victims have been identified, and 61 people are potentially unaccounted for, she said.. Patronis said the crews are paying the same attention to the importance of the work. The evidence from the collapsed Surfside condo is growing by the day, but the investigation could take years"One thing I can assure you is the dogs are still on the site. The infrared equipment is still being used. The cameras are still being used. The task forces that are here ... are the same level of...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is in the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the NBA Finals after being sidelined with a knee injury. Antetokounmpo worked out on the court before the game Tuesday night and showed Bucks officials that he was healthy enough to play against the Phoenix Suns after missing two games with a hyperextended left knee. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Coach Mike Budenholzer said he was sure the two-time MVP would be able to make an important contribution, even if he couldn't score as much as usual. "The way he scores, and his skills are very unique, and so yeah, a lot of confidence that he’s going to be able to impact winning in a really positive way whenever it is that he plays," Budenholzer said. Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists in the postseason. The Bucks had listed Antetokounpmo as doubtful on Monday, but upgraded him to questionable earlier Tuesday. He was on the court doing dribbling and shooting work to test out the injury a couple...
    It's the awe-inspiring story of the decade – the efforts of two women to create the Oxford vaccine that has been at the forefront of our fight against Covid. Last week Sarah Gilbert and Cath Green told how they and their teams worked round the clock to make the jab in just months, rather than years. Here, in the second extract from their new book, the pair reveal how they are now focused on tackling Covid variants that threaten our freedom – and the fake news being spread about the vaccine… Sarah Gilbert Wednesday, January 27, 2021. I felt a mix of giddy elation and frustration. I hadn't quite known what to do with myself all morning. After much not-very-patient waiting, I was finally going to be vaccinated. There had, of course, been no happy ending yet. Along with Cath and her team, I was working very hard on planning the route to making new versions of the vaccine based on the new variants. The clinical trials team, run by our colleague Andy Pollard, was still following participants to see...
    Apple employees are pushing back against the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, who told them that they need to return to their offices for at least three days a week starting in early September. In a letter to the company, obtained by the Verge, staff members said they “had to learn how to deliver the same quality of products and services that Apple is known for, all while working almost completely remotely” during the “unprecedented challenge” they faced amid the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. “We did so, achieving another record-setting year,” the employees added. “We found a way for everyone to support each other and succeed in a completely new way of working together — from locations we were able to choose at our own discretion.” The Apple staff members went on to say that “without the inclusivity that flexibility brings, many of us feel we have to choose between either a combination of our families, our well-being, and being empowered to do our best work, or being a part of Apple.” “This is a decision none of us take lightly, and a decision many...
    Floridians who receive unemployment benefits must now fill out five job applications per week if they wish to continue receiving benefits. Starting Tuesday, Florida residents will have to show proof that they are actively looking for work as businesses across the state have struggled to find workers to keep up with surging demand resulting from the loosening of coronavirus restrictions. The requirement was scaled back by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last year when jobs were scarce, but a labor shortage is now leading to a different climate. BLM PROTESTER TO NEARBY POLICE: ‘WE GONNA BLOW YOUR MOTHERF***ING HEAD OFF’ "I think it’s going to put a lot more people to work. It’ll obviously fill some of those positions that are in demand,” Frank Sierra, a Florida restaurant general manager, said about the change. “Business six months ago wasn’t really demanding, so if you had somewhat of a shorter staff, you were able to get by, and everything was fine, but I think this might boost people as business picks up. I think it’ll help people out with more applicants." Many...
    A new study published Sunday indicates dogs might be able to lend a helping paw in the fight against Covid-19.In a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Durham University and the group Medical Detection Dogs, scientists completed Phase 1 of a trial examining whether, under controlled conditions, dogs might be able to smell and identify Covid-19 infection.Six dogs participated in the study, ranging in ages from 4 to 6 years old. The group included Labrador, Golden Retriever and Cocker Spaniel breeds. Researchers said the dogs were able to pick up the scent of Covid-19 after six to eight weeks of training.The early results have been published in a preprint study -- meaning the work has not yet been peer reviewed or published in a medical journal.In the Phase 1 trial, working dogs were tasked with detecting Covid-19 on samples of clothing and masks. Researchers examined whether the dogs could distinguish between samples positive and negative for Covid-19."The results are extremely exciting," said James Logan, a project lead on the study.The dogs showed a sensitivity rate of...
    (CNN) — A new study published Sunday indicates dogs might be able to lend a helping paw in the fight against Covid-19. In a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Durham University and the group Medical Detection Dogs, scientists completed Phase 1 of a trial examining whether, under controlled conditions, dogs might be able to smell and identify Covid-19 infection. READ MORE: Blue Crabs Increases Regency Furniture Stadium Capacity to 100 percent Six dogs participated in the study, ranging in ages from four to six years old. The group included Labrador, Golden Retriever and Cocker Spaniel breeds. Researchers said the dogs were able to pick up the scent of Covid-19 after six to eight weeks of training. The early results have been published in a preprint study — meaning the work has not yet been peer reviewed or published in a medical journal. In the Phase 1 trial, working dogs were tasked with detecting Covid-19 on samples of clothing and masks. Researchers examined whether the dogs could distinguish between samples positive and negative for Covid-19. “The...
    (CNN)A new study published Sunday indicates dogs might be able to lend a helping paw in the fight against Covid-19.In a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Durham University and the group Medical Detection Dogs, scientists completed Phase 1 of a trial examining whether, under controlled conditions, dogs might be able to smell and identify Covid-19 infection.Six dogs participated in the study, ranging in ages from four to six years old. The group included Labrador, Golden Retriever and Cocker Spaniel breeds. Researchers said the dogs were able to pick up the scent of Covid-19 after six to eight weeks of training.The early results have been published in a preprint study -- meaning the work has not yet been peer reviewed or published in a medical journal.An 8th US state just reached a critical Covid-19 vaccination milestone In the Phase 1 trial, working dogs were tasked with detecting Covid-19 on samples of clothing and masks. Researchers examined whether the dogs could distinguish between samples positive and negative for Covid-19.Read More"The results are extremely exciting," said James Logan,...
    PALISADE, Colo. (CBS4) – Students at Palisade High School are taking science to an entirely new level with their very own fish hatchery, aimed at re-establishing populations of endangered fish. Specifically, the Razorback Sucker. (credit: CBS) “It was just kind of an idea floating in the back of my head and I was looking for a really dedicated partner to partner with around the valley,” said Mike Gross, fish culturalist with the Ouray National Fish Hatchery. READ MORE: Showdown At The State Capitol Over State-Controlled Health Insurance, The Bill May Be In Trouble The partnership is critical for the Upper Colorado Fish Recovery Program and Gross immediately thought of the high school: he had seen the number of hard-working kids and knew the potential for a long-term partnership was there. “Utilizing the next generation is just a perfect way to go about it. These students have been so gung-ho, it gives me hope that this generation will be able to solve some of these environmental problems,” said Gross. For science teacher Patrick Steele, it was a no-brainer....
    A beauty salon has developed a microchip which can be embedded onto your fingernail and used as an alternative to paper business cards - with hopes of it being used in the future for contactless payment. Nour Makarem, who is the founder of Lanour Beauty Lounge in Dubai, came up with the initiative after trying to think of an innovative way to use technology to support the beauty services when the pandemic first began.  In an interview for CNN Middle East, Nour revealed the salon has the ability to upload any data that a customer wants to the microchip - including a digital business card, Instagram handle or WhatsApp details.  Similarly to credit cards and Oyster cards, the chip works by using Near Field Communication technology to connect with mobile devices, and once the microchipped nail is tapped to a smart phone, the data is transferred in a matter of seconds.  Despite currently only being able to store a small amount of information, Nour said she hopes to be able to expand it's use in the future to include contactless payment and...
    During a portion of an interview with MSNBC released on Wednesday, President Joe Biden blamed the fact that women aren’t able to rejoin the workforce on the fact that “all the daycare centers are closed, they’re out of business.” Biden said, “I want to get a bipartisan deal on as much as we can get a bipartisan deal on, and that means roads, bridges, broadband, all — infrastructure. But I’m not giving up on the fact that we have two million women not able to go back to work because all the daycare centers are closed, they’re out of business.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    More On: unemployment benefits Bidenomics is already starting to slam the US economy Biden is making it harder for America to get back to work Hard to swallow: NYC eateries can’t find staff thanks to Biden unemployment benefits Biden says federal unemployment supplement didn’t cause poor jobs report As business owners from coast to coast say they can’t find enough workers willing to come back to work, President Biden on Monday said he wants to make sure people offered a job either take it or lose the generous COVID-19 unemployment benefits. “The law is clear: if you’re receiving unemployment benefits and you’re offered a suitable job, you can’t refuse that job and just keep getting the unemployment benefits,” Biden said at the White House. “No one should be allowed to game the system and we will insist that the law is followed.” Biden didn’t say how exactly current rules could be more strictly enforced. States administer unemployment benefits and many are bedeviled by notoriously outdated and inefficient computer systems. Biden added: “Let’s not take our eye off the...
    GRAND LAKE, Colo. (CBS4) – The community of Grand Lake is only beginning to see the scope of work needed to be done after the East Troublesome Fire before the snow starts flying again. While emergency funding is available, the window to clean things in the mountain community is short. “There’s rebuilding… just having the needed resources to be able to get the work done before the snow starts falling again, and we’re really excited about the summertime, but it’s short for us. Come September and October of next year, we’re going to be watching the skies for snow and for lightning unfortunately,” Steve Kudron, Mayor of Grand Lake. (credit: CBS) Kudron met with Sen. Michael Bennet Tuesday to talk about more federal assistance- specifically, the Outdoor Restoration Partnerships Act. “It’s a billion dollar federal program designed to help even small towns have direct access to federal funding, to be able to do their own projects to protect their citizens,” said Kudron. “He is working on ways to be able to create funding for efforts for things like mitigation and...
    Nevada brothels have started to reopen, with counties that allow legal sex work resuming operation after Gov. Steve Sisolak devolved responsibility of some coronavirus guidance to individual counties on May 1. The state legalized prostitution in brothels, but only certain counties allow brothels within their borders: State law bans brothels in counties that have more than 700,000 inhabitants.   Sex workers struggled to support themselves after businesses closed down during the pandemic and they are eager to return to work – even with precautions in place. “I’m really excited,” Alice Little, a sex worker, told The Nevada Independent. “It’s well overdue. I’m so eager to be back in that space, to be able to see people again.” “Many sex workers have struggled to support themselves throughout this situation and to be able to get back to the careers that we know and love — it feels really good,” she added. Little protested the closure of brothels last year when other businesses were allowed to open over the summer. She even sued Sisolak, but the lawsuit was dismissed. With vaccinations widely available, safety is more assured. Some sex workers believe that...
    JAMESTOWN, Colo. (CBS4) – As drought conditions intensify, firefighters and volunteer groups are chipping away at Colorado’s wildfire risk. Fire officials are predicting another spring with above normal potential for large wildfires, which in parts of Boulder County is the last thing homeowners want to hear. On Saturday, volunteers with Team Rubicon, a veteran volunteer group that responds to disasters, worked to make things safer for homeowners in Jamestown. “We’re trying to thin out what we call an unhealthy forest,” said Rex Laceby, incident commander with Team Rubicon. READ MORE: Wasnt Harsh Enough: Coloradans Protest For Change At Loveland Police Department CalWood Fire in Boulder County (credit: CBS) As the Lefthand Canyon Fire grew and Calwood Fire enveloped homes last October, Craig and Mary Brown of Jamestown spent days on standby. “Our cars were all loaded up and we were pointing downhill, and we were ready to go on a moment’s notice,” Craig Brown said. “It was pretty scary,” Mary Brown said. While the couple never had to evacuate, burn scars from past fires nearby are a reminder of what...
    Kumkum Bhagya actress Pooja Banerjee says she is grateful to be able to work in these tough times. She hopes people understand that actors, too, are going through pandemic stress like everyone else. “I feel blessed that I am able to work and entertain everyone during such a difficult time. Team Kumkum Bhagya wants to inspire people to be strong and resilient through the show. However, I must mention that people feel actors only shoot and make Insta stories and we aren’t that bothered, but they forget we’re humans and we have families too,” she says. Pooja Banerjee Birthday Special: Elegant, Chic and In-Vogue Is the Fashion Mantra of This Kasautii Zindagii Kay Girl! Pooja adds: “I have friends and family members who’ve tested positive, I do check up on them and help people find beds or medicines or anything else that they need. I just don’t advertise it, but that doesn’t mean I am not helping people. Whatever is happening around us, it does impact us too.” The actress feels one should spread the message of positivity in...
    It’s hard to believe, but Broadway lights have been dimmed for over a year now. Concert and dance halls are shuttered. Buying two $7 waters in a dank basement for that comedy show is no more. But finally, the performing arts are slowly coming back in NYC, and these creative souls are planning to tread the boards once more. Laughing matter At 42, New Jersey comic Richie Redding was faced with a decision at the pandemic’s outbreak. “I was either going to join TikTok or LinkedIn,” he said. He chose the latter and was able to carve a niche as a comedy consultant at his site, FunnierThanYouAre. Through that work, he’s been able to produce more than 30 virtual corporate comedy shows, write content for multiple Fortune 500 companies and inject humor into blah digital conferences. “I might be the only comic on Earth that’s on retainer,” he said. “Some very big companies have us on call in ways I never expected. We’re pitching commercial ideas and writing CEO speeches, YouTube scripts and social-media clapbacks.” Now, he’s...
    Working from home could be one of the pandemic practices that's here to stay, CBS Los Angeles reports. A new survey from the University of Sothern California and the California Emerging Technology Fund explored Californians feelings about remote work, remote learning and telehealth after more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers say they have found hesitancy about each of these practices have been swept away. "Now we're seeing a seismic shift in the way people want to work, learn and manage health visits among those who have broadband access. Those changes give us a real opportunity to cut congestion and carbon emissions," Hernan Galperin, the study's lead researcher and an associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, said in a statement. Will we ever get back to the office? The survey found that 42% of current, full-time remote workers want to keep working from home. Another 21% who also want to keep working from home say they are willing to go into the office one or two days a week. However, 17% of...
    Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)’s tearful rebuke against Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) during a House hearing on violence and discrimination against Asian Americans was semi-unplanned. She had a speech ready to go, but when Roy went on an anti-China and lynchings rant instead, she just lost it. “I had to cut out excerpts of my prepared speech, which I'm sure my staff got upset about, but I just had to say it. I had to respond to what he was saying and the disturbing way in which he said it,” she tells Molly Jong-Fast in this bonus members-only episode of The New Abnormal. “I was just so sick of the Republican party from the very top levels of leadership constantly using these [racist] terms, which literally helped embolden people to commit acts of hatred against the community.”READ THIS LIST Royalist Cheat Sheet Politics Crime Entertainment Media Covid-19 Half Full U.S. News Scouted Travel Beast Inside Crossword Newsletters Podcasts About Contact Tips Jobs Advertise Help Privacy Code of Ethics & Standards Diversity Terms & Conditions Copyright &...
    LinkedIn employees worldwide are getting a paid week off starting April 5.The entire company is getting the time off as an opportunity to unplug, recharge and avoid burnout."We wanted to make sure we could give them something really valuable, and what we think is most valuable right now is time for all of us to collectively walk away," said Teuila Hanson, LinkedIn's chief people officer, who joined the company in June.Since everyone is off at the same time, that means workers aren't inundated by emails, meeting notes and project requests piling up in their absence."You want the goodness of your vacation to last a little bit when you come back," Hanson said.SEE ALSO: 4-day work week? Spain experiments with cutting back 1 workdayEMBED More News Videos Experimenting with cutting back one workday per week is about to go nationwide in Spain. The week off extends to the majority of the company's 15,900 full-time employees. A core team of employees will continue to work for the week, but they will be able to schedule time off later.The company started to operate...