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    TEWKSBURY (CBS) — Massachusetts-based Market Basket is moving up in a new ranking of America’s best grocery retailers. The report from customer data science company dunnhumby, released this month, has the Demoulas-owned chain “leap frogging three retailers” to land at No. 3 in its ranking. READ MORE: NH Bar Employee Halts 'Dangerous And Frightening Situation' By Tackling Man With Gun“Market Basket stole the number three position from Trader Joe’s, with its continued excellence on Price and Operations, while simultaneously making its biggest Covid-era improvements in Speed,” the report states. “Market Basket is also like Trader Joe’s in that they don’t have a Digital offering. They have built value propositions based on what their specific Customers want.” Amazon is at the top of the rankings, benefiting from a demand of online grocery shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas-based H-E-B comes in second, and Wegmans is fourth. Trader Joe’s fell to 7th, while Westboro-based BJ’s Wholesale Club has “moved steadily” up to land at 14th, the report says. READ MORE: Snow Coming For Thursday Morning Commute, Second Storm Could Bring More Saturday...
    From Thursday 27 January, the Conservative leader announced in Parliament that wearing a mask would no longer be legally mandatory, that telework would no longer be officially recommended and that the health pass would no longer be imposed to access nightclubs and some large gatherings. “As the Govt spreads, we need to replace legal obligations with advice and recommendations,” Boris Johnson pleaded. He said he did not want to extend the isolation rules when the Kovit-19 positive cases expire on March 24. This date may even be brought forward. “We are not legally asking people to isolate themselves if they have the flu,” he explained. More than 152,000 people have died in the UK from Covid 19 disease. The latest available data show a nearly 40% drop in the number of new weekly cases, while the number of patients admitted to the hospital has been confirmed. The number of intensive care patients who were low during the Omigron wave is also declining. The easing of these measures, which are seen as harsh by a section of the Conservative majority, is...
    EVEN if you're in the happiest relationship of your life, chances are you'e still going to have deal-breakers. For some, cheating is a totally unforgivable offence while others go running for the hills if they don't like their partner's friends or family. 2The woman is absolutely fuming over her husband's attempt at cheese on toastCredit: Getty 2The woman said the snack had her questioning everythingCredit: Reddit But for this woman, her husband's feeble attempt at cheese on toast has got her questioning EVERYTHING. And to be honest, we can't say we blame her. Earlier this week, the mum posted a photo of the potentially life-changing snack on Reddit's Casual forum. Asking other members for advice, the woman wrote: "Divorce, or stay together for the children?" FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Although the woman had asked for toast, her husband thought it was acceptable to present her with a piece of soggy bread. (Mistake number one.) Adding insult to injury, he then added just four VERY small chunks of cheese on top. (Mistake number two)....
    A woman who asked TikTok users to help her find the mystery man she flirted with on vacation has learned that he is married with children.  Mica Renee, a blogger and model from Pennsylvania, shared a video of herself frolicking in the ocean with the guy while in Florida, explaining that she failed to save his phone number and was hoping to track him down.  'TikTok help me find this man I met in Miami. He walked right into the ocean to introduce himself to me. I was lit when he gave me his number,' the 28-year-old wrote, adding: 'Hopefully he ain't married.' Scroll down for video   Mica Renee, a blogger and model from Pennsylvania, took to TikTok last week to ask users to help her track down the mystery man she flirted with while on vacation in Miami, Florida  Mica said he introduced himself in the water and gave her his number, but she failed to save it  In the caption, she noted that she thought he said he was from Detroit, Michigan.  The video has been viewed more...
    (CNN)The Boston Bruins are set to retire the jersey of the first Black player in the NHL, Willie O'Ree. The Bruins plan to honor O'Ree's legacy by retiring his number 22 before the game Tuesday night -- 64 years after he took the ice for the first time, according to a statement from the team. O'Ree will be the 12th player in Bruins history to have their number retired. O'Ree, 86, played his first NHL game with the Bruins on January 18, 1958, against the Montreal Canadiens, and he went on to play 45 games with the team and 21 years of professional hockey. According to the Bruins, O'Ree hit the 450 milestones for both goals and assists over the course of more than 1,100 professional games. Boston Bruins player Willie O'Ree warms up before a game against the New York Rangers at New York's Madison Square Garden on November 23, 1960. O'Ree has spent his life giving back to his community and two ice rinks are named for him, one in his hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick, and the...
    Penzeys Spices CEO sparked outrage after he renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Republicans are Racist Weekend, in a promotional newsletter for customers.   Bill Penzey Jr., 58, sent out the letter on Friday which promised to 'Cheese Off Racists for Free!' as part of a spices promotion that includes ten Black Lives Matter stickers, because they have 'earned our respect!' The Republicans are Racist letter has infuriated customers on both sides of the aisle who criticized Penzey for his outrageous claims and say they now plan to boycott the company.  'I'm a Democrat and liberal and all that and I know not all Republicans are racist. I think this is going a bit too far with the generalizations,' one customer wrote on the Penzeys website. Another said: 'I am a Democrat. But, I find this bad business.'  Republican Wisconsin State Senator Julian Bradley slammed the company, telling FOX 6 News, 'Penzey's has been grifting off terrible political takes and low name-calling for a decade, so the reporters will give them free media. These lies are news?'  The CEO has previously called Republicans the 'number...
    The likes of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are among the billionaires who have seen their wealth double since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Oxfam said the 10 wealthiest men's wealth jumped from £500 billion ($700 billion) to £1.1 trillion ($1.5 trillion), at an average rate of £1 billion ($1.3 billion) per day, according to a new report.     And as the pandemic eases and travel restrictions finally relax, the world's richest are able to enjoy their wealth, with exotic getaways in luxury homes.  So, how to you spend a billion pounds? One superrich buyer used their Covid-accumulated wealth to snap up a £20 million car. Others are spending it on eco-yachts, while some are buying up tickets to go to space with Richard Branson. Here, FEMAIL reveals how the richest are set to spend their billions in a post-Covid world...  SUPER CARS  Rolls-Royce sold a record number of cars last year as the pandemic made the super-rich realise 'life can be short'. The super-car maker, whose vehicles are priced from £233,000 to £432,000, sold 5,586 vehicles,  the...
    IT appears that the younger the generation you come from the more sexual partners you are more likely to have AT that least would appear to be the case from the results of a survey. 1 A survey has revealed the average number of sexual partners each generation has hadCredit: Getty What's the average number of sexual partners for each generation? In order to establish how our sex lives have changed over the years, healthcare company euroClinix surveyed more than 2,000 people. Baby Boomers It seems baby boomers - aged 54 to 72 - have had the least amount of sexual partners, averaging 10.7 throughout their lifetimes. Boomer women have had an average of 7.4 partners, while boomer males have enjoyed 12.9. most read in fabulousNEVER ENDS Prince Harry declares WAR on royals with threat to sue unless security is paidTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in US 'far from what he hoped for' says expertSECURITY FURY The Queen will NOT help Prince Harry in his demand for Met Police bodyguardsTHRONE MOAN Harry behaving like a hypocrite is...
    A nurse holds a newborn baby at Zhengzhou Yihe Hospital on New Year's Day on January 1, 2022 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China.Wang Zheng | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — China's population grew by the slowest increase on record last year, even as a decline in new births slowed. Total population in the mainland, excluding foreigners, reached 1.41 billion people as of the end of last year — an increase of 480,000 people compared to 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics said Monday. "The most shocking part of the data release today is that the natural growth of population has dropped to 0.034%, the first [increase] below 0.1% since data [became] available," Zhiwei Zhang, chief economist at Pinpoint Asset Management, said in a note Monday. The low growth rate shows the population is aging faster than expected and suggests China's total population may have reached its peak in 2021, he said. It "indicates China's potential growth is likely slowing faster than expected," Zhang said. The world's second-largest economy is aging rapidly. Beijing announced last year that...
    While 2021 saw widespread financial problems as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the economy, a few markets excelled amid the chaos. The producers of the highest-quality goods for the wealthiest denizens saw a surge in sales across the board last year. Luxury cars Premium automakers such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Lamborghini drove the luxury vehicle industry's record-breaking sales in 2021. Rolls-Royce sold 5,586 vehicles in 2021, the highest number in the company's history, according to company CEO Torsten Müller-Otvös. Lamborghini also reported record-breaking numbers, selling 8,405 models in 2021. Bentley sold 14,659 units in 2021, a 31% increase in sales from 2020. When asked why sales increased, Müller-Otvös said the massive sales are because people have realized "life can be short" and that they should enjoy it to the fullest. MORTGAGE RATES JUMP TO PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS, THREATENING HOUSE DEMAND Boats and superyachts After a significant increase in sales in 2020, the boating industry continued to ride that wave in 2021. The surge in boat sales is attributable to an increase...
    If someone adds a new phone number to the smartphone address book, stay tuned Android The iOS, Share Until the other person downloads it, it will usually recognize it automatically Application Instant message. However, there are times when this does not happen and new contacts do not appear in the contact list. What to do in these cases? Here we show it to you. As described by the portal L Android Libre, which specializes in technology, this problem usually occurs to users who do not update. Share Continue; That is, they downloaded the application Game Store The App Store They did not download the new version. Fortunately, this problem is very easy to fix, you just need to follow these steps: You can see: What happens if you press and hold the WhatsApp icon on your cell phone? How to sync your contact list with WhatsApp? 1. Sign in Game Store The App Store And update Share 2. Enter the instant messaging app and Press the green button It is in the lower right corner 3. Your contact list will...
    Lawyers for Novak Djokovic will make a last-ditch bid for the world No. 1 to stay in Australia by hitting Immigration Minister Alex Hawke with a new argument when the blockbuster case goes before the Federal Court on Sunday. A final ruling on whether the unvaccinated tennis star can play in Monday's Australian Open is almost certain to be made by the court, after the Serbian had his visa cancelled for a second time on the grounds his participation in the tournament would 'foster anti-vaccination sentiment'. But the 34-year-old's crack legal team have a plan to demolish Immigration Minister Alex Hawke's decision by arguing there is no legal basis for the Minister to determine if Djokovic has a 'well-known stance on vaccination'. They say Mr Hawke's ruling was made based on comments the 20-time Grand Slam winner made in 2020 and that there was no attempt by the government to seek his current views on Covid vaccinations. Top Silk Nicholas Wood SC will also make the case that the government has 'cited no evidence' that Djokovic will rile up the...
              by Eric Lendrum   The year 2021 saw the highest number of police officers killed in the line of duty in modern history, with 458 officers dying over the course of the year. As reported by Fox News, the number is the highest since record-keeping first began, surpassing the previous high of 1930, which saw 312 officers killed on the job. The report was released on Tuesday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), pointing out that the numbers reflected an increase of 55 percent over the 2020 total of 295 deaths. The comprehensive report includes officers at every level, including municipal, county, state, and federal, as well as military, territorial, campus, and tribal law enforcement. The report claims that COVID-19 was the leading cause of law enforcement deaths, with NLEOMF executive director Troy Anderson remarking that “this number appears to be increasing almost daily.” The second-highest cause of death was firearms-related incidents, with traffic fatalities coming in third. “The magnitude of this type of loss is everlasting in the hearts and minds of those left behind to continue...
    STAY Close is Netflix's newest limited series which includes a starstudded cast of Hollywood A-Listers. The series debuted on December 31, 2021, and is already a hit among viewers. 8Stay Close debuted on December 31, 2021 Who stars in the Netflix limited series? The cast of Stay Close includes: Cush Jumbo 8Cush Jumbo is Megan PierceCredit: Getty Born September 23, 1985, Cush Jumbo, 36, is known as a British actress and writer. She portrays the role of Megan Pierce on Stay Close. Over the years, she has been seen in a number of productions including the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife and the CBS All Access spin-off series The Good Fight. Since 2014, she has been married to Sean Griffin. more from netflix Ready? Ok! When was Netflix's 'Cheer' season 2 filmed? Show's timeline exploredIN THE PINK Ronaldo's fiancee Georgina Rodriguez wows in pink gown to promote Netflix showOVER-HYPED How Netflix’s The Hype House exposes dark side of TikTok fameBUSTED Who is Jerry Harris and why was he arrested? Richard Armitage 8Richard...
    ASTROLOGY has surged in popularity once again, but numerology is also becoming the talk of the town. Numerology looks at numbers the way astrology looks to the stars to reveal predictions of the future. 2Numerology can reveal predictions about the future and moreCredit: Getty Images - Getty How will numerology affect the year 2022? Every year has what is known as a Universal Year Number, this number is found by adding the digits together of that year. For example, when you look at the year 2022 you would add 2 + 0 + 2 + 2 which will give you the number six. Therefore, 2022's Universal Year Number is six. You can find any year's Universal Year Number by adding the year's digits together. MORE IN ASTROLOGYMYSTIC MEG January 13: Trust your judgment, especially when it whispers what to do nextIT'S A SIGN What’s my star sign? Zodiac dates and characteristics for January and FebruaryTRUST YOUR GUT What does 1010 mean? Angel number explainedMYSTIC MEG Horoscope today, Wednesday January 12: Love may come from unexpected directions Wherever there are numbers...
    A WOMAN asked TikTok to do its magic when she met a guy on the beach on vacation but was stunned when his wife contacted her. Mica Renee, from the US, shared the video of her and the man at the beach, where it went viral with over two million views. 3Mica thought she had met the man of her dreams whilst in MiamiCredit: TikTok / micarenee She first posted a video to her account, micarenee, her friend recorded the pair having fun in the ocean and asked users to help her find out who he was. Mica captioned the video: "TikTok I come to you today cause I heard what you do for others, I think he said he’s from Detroit." She explained he had given her his number but she was drunk and forgot to save it in her phone and hoped he was not married. Unfortunately for Mica, it turns out he was. Mica updated users on how the search was going in a separate video and said she did find him. She gave a backstory on...
    A man seen carrying a handgun on the steps of the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection is a far-right Arizona activist involved in spreading COVID-19 misinformation. An investigation by The Daily Beast based on research provided by anti-insurrection activists has identified Luke Philip Robinson as the individual in FBI poster number 343 soliciting tips about a man seen at the Capitol on January 6. The vast majority of those at the Capitol during the insurrection were not carrying any visible firearms. By contrast, Robinson is one of the few people at the Capitol on January 6 who can be seen armed with a gun tucked onto his left hip in footage from the riot. Robinson has not been charged with a crime. When asked whether the FBI had interviewed Robinson in connection with the poster, a spokesperson said the bureau’s policy prohibits it from commenting on ongoing investigations and directed questions to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC. A spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office said in a statement that “We typically do not comment on cases or...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The new scripted series "The Kings of Napa," premiering Tuesday, highlights a Black family at the helm of a successful wine business -- a rarity on the big screen and in Wine Country.Actors on the show debuting and a local organization pushing for greater diversity in Napa Valley are hopeful the dramatic series will encourage historically marginalized groups to see themselves reflected in the winemaking industry."This is a show about a very affluent African American family in Napa. We have a winery called the Kings Estate," said Isiah Whitlock Jr.Whitlock, known for his performances in Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods" and the transcendent HBO series "The Wire," plays Reginald King, the patriarch of the King family.RELATED: Asian, Latinx and Black people have trouble finding therapists who look like them in the Bay AreaThe show centers around the King family grappling with how to run the family business as Reginald's secrets emerge from the shadows."I play August King. She's very creative. She's very bold, and she has a very strong vision for not only her family's legacy...
    The United States is suffering a 'national blood crisis' as many donation events have been cancelled due to Covid. The rampant spread of Omicron has caused many people not to turn out for blood drives in recent weeks. Some drives are being cancelled all together due to staffing issues. Schools, whether colleges or public high schools, form the backbone of many blood donation efforts, but many have been cancelled recently in the wake of Covid outbreaks.  Since collected blood only can be stored for around a month and a half, shocks in the blood supply chain - like a Covid outbreak - can quickly lead to crisis for hospitals and other blood centers.  The Red Cross issued a warning on Tuesday that the United States is currently suffering a 'blood crisis' due to shortages of blood donations. The organization says donations are down by 10% overall since the pandemic began, and donation drives at schools have been slashed 62%. (file photo) Many people who have chronic conditions or blood-related medical issues need regular blood transfusions to manage their conditions. People...
    BEIJING (AP) — A third Chinese city has locked down its residents, raising the number confined to their homes in China to 20 million. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Worldwide lockdowns in the spring of 2020 may have come with an unexpected side effect - a decrease in the number of lightning strikes. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found in a recent study that global lightning activity dropped nearly 8 percent during March 2020 to May 2020, when compared to the average number of lashes across the same period in 2018, 2019 and 2021. They believe that aerosols produced by burning fossil fuels contributes to the formation of lightning. And as fewer people traveled and production at coal-burning power plants came to a halt in the spring of 2020, there was a reduction in these particles, leading to an equal reduction in the number of lightning strikes.  Earle Williams, a physical meteorologist at MIT, told Inside Science, his team used three different methods to measure lightning and 'all results showed the same trend - that is, a diminished lightning activity associated with a diminished aerosol concentration.'  This chart shows how lightning strikes dropped during spring 2020, during COVID lockdowns  Lightning activity worldwide decreased by almost 8 percent...
    Shania Twain celebrated Taylor Swift after the Blank Space singer dethroned her as the female artist with the most weeks at number one on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The 56-year-old songstress quote-tweeted a post by a Taylor fan account that shared the news that Taylor's albums had held the top spot for 98 weeks, beating Shania's record of 97 weeks. 'Let's Go Girls!!!! Proud of you @taylorswift.' Shania tweeted.  Supportive: Shania Twain celebrated Taylor Swift after the Blank Space singer dethroned her as the female artist with the most weeks at number one on the Billboard Country Albums Chart She continued, 'Historical records are meant to be made and then broken. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Adele's album 21 becomes the biggest selling UK album by a... He's Still The One! Shania Twain, 56, embraces Swiss husband... Jessie James Decker hits a fashion high note as she performs... Changing his Auto-Tune? T-Pain says he still has 'love and... Share this article Share 'The baton is meant to be passed on...
    Ah, Florida Man. He’s the apish archetype that launched a thousand memes. If he’s not putting his head in an alligator’s mouth after getting ripped on Bud Light, he’s storming the U.S. Capitol at the behest of barmy fake billionaires. And if there’s a Florida Man capital, it’s likely not Tallahassee. That’s a university town full of egghead intellectuals and government apparatchiks. It’s more likely to be Brevard County, which is sort of like Disney World for MAGAs. It’s a wild-eyed conservative wonderland that sent an outsized delegation to Donald Trump’s Jan. 6, 2021, bumblefuck putsch. HuffPost: Federal authorities have accused seven Space Coast locals of taking part in the historic attack on the U.S. Capitol, giving Brevard County the dubious distinction of having the sixth-highest number of people arrested in the riot investigation in the country, according to a George Washington University analysis. (The top five counties represent major urban areas: Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and Seattle.) Wow, little Brevard County is hanging with the big boys. Now there’s a Hoosiers-like pluck that’s surely the talk of Klan bake sales everywhere. Among those arrested were a high...
    (CNN)With the Omicron variant of coronavirus surging across the US, Los Angeles County recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 cases in one week since the start of the pandemic, according to health officials.The county had more than 200,000 confirmed cases over the past seven days, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a news release Saturday.Hospitalizations doubled over the week to 3,200 and there were 135 Covid-related deaths, the department said. States are scrambling to keep up with an increase in Covid-19"Our hearts remain with those families experiencing the sorrow of losing those they love to Covid," Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of public health said in Saturday's statement. "As the surge continues, we ask residents and businesses to continue following the public health safety measures that we know reduce spread and keep people safe."With the number of infections rising, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday announced a proposed $2.7 billion Covid-19 Emergency Response Package designed to bolster testing and vaccination efforts, support frontline workers and battle misinformation, his office said in a news release. Read MoreNewsom...
    An anonymous New York City public high school student claimed that their school is 'beyond control' and should revert back to remote learning due to the sheer number of teachers calling out sick as the Omicron variant causes a surge in covid cases.  The student, identified in the comments as OP, said that large numbers of teachers have been calling out sick, claimed there was 'no learning occurring,' and called study hall a 'super spreader event.' The Bronx Science student said that the school has been 'quiet and empty' with many teachers and students staying home with positive COVID tests, or to avoid one.  'I should note that in study hall and with subs we literally learn nothing. I spent about 3 hours sitting around today doing nothing,' OP wrote on Reddit.   The student claimed that their specialized high school has lost control with students easily cutting class because 'health conditions were safer outside of the auditorium.'   A student from Bronx Science anonymously shared a post on Reddit describing the chaos that has erupted in New York City public schools due to...
    MILLIONS of eligible low-income individuals and families will start to receive much-needed food stamps this month. More than 41.5million people rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to put food on their tables. 1Benefits are paid on a specific day each month, depending on your state The money is provided through an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy food at authorized retail food stores. SNAP is the largest federal nutrition assistance program. Benefits are paid on a specific day each month, depending on your state. You must apply for SNAP in the state in which you live. Each state has a different application form and process. We outline when each state deposits SNAP benefits into eligible accounts. Most read in moneyHELPING HAND Emergency extra $1,504 benefits will be automatically deposited next weekBIG BOOST Cola cost of living boost of ‘$2,753’ to go out NEXT WEEK as calculator revealedCHECK AGAIN Automatic new $5,200 payments sent NOW after 'surprise' $1,000 2021 boostsMORE MONEY IRS sending new ‘$3.6K stimulus’ check payments as...
    A GRIEVING woman was left devastated over the cruel response she received after texting her dead sister’s number. Faith Sidman took to TikTok where she shared the very blunt response she received from the new owner of her sister’s number. 2Faith Sidman was left devastated after she received a reply from her late sister's numberCredit: tiktok @faithsidman1 2The new owner of the number was blunt in telling her to stop textingCredit: tiktok @faithsidman1 She explained that she occasionally messages her sister’s number from time to time as a source of comfort, but never expected a reply. Sharing her most recent message, Faith had written, “Thinking about u lots today. I love you”,  followed by a butterfly and a purple heart emoji. Then, over two weeks after she initially sent the message, Faith was shocked to receive a rather blunt reply. “You have a wrong number,” the sender wrote. Responding Faith, said: “I’m sorry my sister passed away 2 years ago and I still text her from time to time, I thought the number was out of service. I won’t text...
    The Biden administration is reportedly finalizing the details of its plan with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver 500 million at-home Covid tests for free to Americans who request them.   The administration is launching a website where Americans can request the rapid tests, though it's not clear when it will be online. Officials aim to begin sending out the test kits by mid-January.  A number of test manufacturers and distributors have submitted proposals to the government, and on Thursday night the Biden administration awarded its first contract for the tests.  Meanwhile, the Postal Service is reportedly negotiating with its four labor unions to extend their additional seasonal workforce, comprising roughly 40,000 workers who are brought in to help the agency manage the influx of holiday packages, according to the Washington Post.  The Biden administration is reportedly finalizing the details of its plan with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver 500 million at-home Covid tests for free to Americans who request them New Yorkers stand in line to take a Covid-19 test in Times Square on Jan. 3  Boynton Beach residents...
    The number of New Yorkers in the hospital with Covid-19 is surging, but fewer of them are ending up in intensive care compared with prior waves — a sign that vaccines and the potentially milder omicron variant are making people less sick. About 5,900 patients are hospitalized with Covid-19 across New York City, 52% higher than last winter's peak of nearly 3,900 reached on Feb. 8, state data through Wednesday shows. The 666 patients currently in ICUs with Covid, however, remains below last winter's high mark of 773. New York, where cases have been surging to record levels for weeks, has emerged as the epicenter of the country's omicron wave. Survival rates there are being closely watched as a potential indication of what may happen around the country as the variant, which is now the dominant strain nationwide, takes further hold in other places. Dr. Adel Bassily-Marcus, an ICU specialist at Mt. Sinai hospital in Manhattan, said that his unit is operating "close to normal" even as the number of patients testing positive for the virus has significantly risen over...
    New York State and New York City saw some startling COVID-19 numbers Thursday, with the most deaths in one day since vaccinations begin, but both death and hospitalizations remain down from their 2020 peak. According to state data, 130 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, with 62 alone coming from New York City. That's the most since mass vaccination started, but still well below the record 816 who died in one day during the first peak in April 2020. As of Thursday, over 11,000 people are hospitalized, the highest number since the spring 2020 peak when the state was utilizing field hospitals.       'Wearing a mask, washing your hands, getting your vaccine, your second dose, your booster - we are not defenseless and these are things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy,' Governor Kathy Hochul said in a statement. 'As we make our way through the winter surge, it is important to keep the wellbeing of others in mind,' Hochul added. 'Be mindful of how your actions impact others so we can...
    On Thursday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) whitewashed the extent to which supporters of Donald Trump believe the 2020 election was stolen from him. He did so by invoking the 2016 election and claimed that, in each case, “half the country” viewed the winner as illegitimate. Speaking with Larry Kudlow on the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection, Johnson condemned the attack on the Capitol. “Listen, I condemned the violence that day,” he said on Fox Business Network. “I repeatedly condemned the violence, but then I get attacked for really discussing it in a very balanced way like you have.” Johnson blamed the rioters for giving “Democrats this issue now to bludgeon Republicans and conservatives with ad nauseam in an endless fashion.” Later, the senator discussed election integrity and described the current political climate as one of instability. “This is an unstable state of affairs, Larry, where you’ve got half the country in 2016 not believing that’s a legitimate result,” said Johnson. “Four years later, the other half’s not agreeing that it is a legitimate result. We need to restore...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Across Minnesota, the COVID-19 testing positivity rate jumped above 13% Wednesday — the worst in more than a year. And the New York Times says the state has seen a 70% spike in cases over the last two weeks. That’s why the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul re-instated indoor mask mandates starting Thursday at 5 p.m. The rule applies to businesses like stores and restaurants. Fans attending this weekend’s Wild and Vikings games will also need to wear masks. READ MORE: College Of St. Benedict, St. John's University Will Require Booster Shots Starting March 1By now, you’ve probably tried a handful of different masks, but it might be time to shop around. Experts say the reason cloth masks don’t cut it anymore is because the Omicron variant is so contagious. Dr. Lisa Brosseau actually did the research on how well our masks protect us. “There’s a bunch of things that matter,” Brosseau said. First, the material. Cloth masks offer the least protection, and surgical masks are marginally better. Dr. Brosseau says both are good for errands...
                 The Lebanon Special School District announced Tuesday they would be suspending in-person classes for the rest of the week due to the surge of COVID-19 cases. The announcement includes Byars Dowdy Elementary, Castle Heights Elementary, Coles Ferry Elementary, Jones Brummett Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary, Walter J. Baird Middle, and Winfree Bryant Middle. The announcement said due to an overwhelming number of positive COVID cases, the school “reached a level which makes us unable to staff our classrooms and buildings.” Based on information gathered, the school district decided that there would be too many teachers absent from school to be able to conduct class in a normal manner. While the school was able to find teachers early in the week, “our employee clinic has conducted COVID-19 testing for a large number of employees who were ill throughout the day today with almost a 70% positivity rate.” The district will be using three “Stockpile/Inclement weather days” from Wednesday through Friday. Students will not participate in class online, nor will any school-based events – including athletics and SACC – will be...
    New York state reported 53,276 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as the state continues to see high case numbers driven by the Omicron variant. The new report is a significant drop from case reports last week. The state reported close to 90,000 cases in a day on December 31. However, Governor Kathy Hochul warned at a recent press release that cases could increase later this week, as testing sites were closed over the holiday weekend, causing delays in case reports. Hospitalizations in New York have increased past 10,000 Covid patients, the highest level since the spring 2020 surge NYC hospitals are rescheduling elective surgeries as patients fill beds and large numbers of staff go out sick.  New York state reported 53,276 new Covid cases on Tuesday - a decrease from last week, but Governor Hochul warned that case reports in the coming days may be higher During the spring 2020 surge, New York peaked at about 10,000 new cases a day. This was prior to widespread testing availability, however, so true numbers were likely higher In December, New York became...
    A woman with a 'very dangerous' brain tumor broke down in tears as she revealed she cannot get surgery to remove it despite doctors saying she needs the procedure ASAP — because the hospital is full of COVID patients. Amanda Harris, from Portland Oregon, found out she had a brain tumor in October 2021, and was told by her neurologist that she needed to get it surgically removed as soon as possible or it could cause 'irreparable harm' to her brain. Her doctors are not sure if the tumor is cancerous or not, but because it is 'pressed up against her brain stem' it needs to be taken out immediately.  Unfortunately, Amanda said she is not able to undergo the lifesaving procedure since there are no more beds left in the ICU due to all of the people who are suffering from COVID-19.  A woman with a brain tumor revealed she can't get surgery to remove it despite doctors saying she needs the procedure ASAP - because the hospital if full of anti-vax COVID patients Amanda Harris, from Portland Oregon,...
    TAROT queen Kerry King brings financial advice for the year ahead with her tarot cards. Ready to take a peek? 12A promotion is on the cards in 2022 ARIES - Three of Coins Lucky months – January, May, and September.Lucky number- 3. Route to riches? Promotion and advancement are on the cards for you this year Aries, and it comes by being respected and noticed by people with influence, so be visible and put your best foot forward in work. Let your talents shine, in fact grab that spotlight and shine it on them yourself! You are going to receive an opportunity to move on up and get rewarded for it, and this will activate a new long-term career-building pathway to riches. Have faith in yourself and say ‘yes’.  TAURUS- Seven of Cups 12Act on your instincts Lucky months – March, July, and November.Lucky number- 7. Route to riches? Fast-moving opportunities will swirl around you in 2022 and you’ve got to be uncharacteristically alert and fast-moving to say ‘yes’ and grab them! Don’t deliberate on...
    A health worker administers a dose of the Bharat Biotech Ltd. Covaxin vaccine at a Covid-19 vaccination center set up at the Delhi Municipal Corp. Public Health Center in the Daryagunj area of New Delhi, India, on Monday, June 21, 2021.Sumit Dayal | Bloomberg | Getty Images India's Covid-19 cases are rising again as several states grapple with a growing number of infections attributed to the omicron variant. There were 37,379 new cases reported over a 24-hour period, government data showed Tuesday. That was the highest reported figure since September and marked a sharp jump from the 6,358 cases reported a week earlier on Dec. 28. The state of Maharashtra, which is home to India's financial hub Mumbai, has so far detected 568 cases of the omicron variant while the capital territory of Delhi reported 382 cases. Together, they account for around half of all cases in India attributed to the new heavily mutated strain. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Tuesday that he tested positive for Covid and was experiencing "mild symptoms." He said he was self-isolating...
    Don't Look Up features a faux government PSA urging American citizens to call a certain 1-800 number for 'peace of mind' about the deadly comet speeding towards the planet. 'Right now, millions of you are having theses same doubts and questions about the approaching comet,' White House chief science advisor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) says in the film. 'That is why BASH Cellular, in conjunction with the United States government, is creating a new hotline, free of charge, to answer all of your questions. And who knows? Maybe, just maybe one of our scientists can be that friend we all need to lean on during uncertain times.'   Inside joke: Don't Look Up features a faux government PSA urging American citizens to call a certain 1-800 number for 'peace of mind' about the deadly comet speeding towards the planet RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next EastEnders fans are left stunned after spotting Himesh Patel... 'Don't Look Up' director Adam McKay says 'editing mistake'... Share this article Share However, when viewers call 1-800-532-4500, it...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville plans to retire the No. 2 jersey number of former All-America guard and fifth-highest scorer Russ Smith, who led the Cardinals to the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball championship that was later vacated. Smith’s jersey will be retired at halftime of Louisville’s game against Notre Dame on Jan. 22. His number will be the program’s fifth retired, joining those of Charlie Tyra (8), Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer Wes Unseld (31), Darrell Griffith (35) and Pervis Ellison (42). Sophomore forward Sam Bearden currently wears No. 2, which won’t be worn after this season. The 6-foot Brooklyn, New York, native nicknamed “Russdiculous” is Louisville’s only player with at least 1,800 career points, 350 assists and 250 steals. Smith is the Cardinals’ career leader with 257 steals and ranks second all-time with 488 made free throws, is fifth with 1,908 points and tied for ninth with 180 3-pointers. He averaged at least 18 points per game both of his final two seasons and 14.3 in his career (2010-14). Smith’s collegiate honors included consensus All-America selections as a senior....
    MORE than 41.5million people rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to put food on their tables. SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families. 1Benefits are paid on a specific day each month, depending on your state The money is provided through an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy food at authorized retail food stores. SNAP is the largest federal nutrition assistance program. Benefits are paid on a specific day each month, depending on your state. You must apply for SNAP in the state in which you live. Each state has a different application form and process. We outline when each state deposits SNAP benefits into eligible accounts. Most read in moneyGET RICH QUICK Winning numbers drawn TONIGHT in huge Powerball jackpot worth $540millionNEW CRYPTO Maricoin the first LGBT+ cryptocurrency launches & Bitcoin stays below $50KMORE MONEY New $5,200 stimulus checks being sent out NOW as calls for $1,400 payments growUPCOMING CASH Future child tax credit revealed and it's not too late to claim 2021 cash Alabama...
    "This is the best thing I’ve seen on social media YET!" yet another user celebrated, while another wrote, "Happy New Year to a badass loving American Patriot couple along with the man, the myth, the Legend!!" Another wrote, "Finally! A celebrity with some common sense[.]" Anything else?A report from the Daily Mail noted that Trump introduced Aldean to the Mar-a-Lago crowd as "the number one singer in the world" on New Year's Eve, adding, "'Ladies and gentlemen, number one in the world. Number one in our country. Mr. Jason Aldean. ... We love you, man." Aldean, 44, then walked onto the stage and performed for Trump and his guests at the lavish party to usher in 2022 after telling the crowd, "Well, that's probably the best introduction I've ever had." "We actually played golf yesterday," he continued. "I didn't think he'd let me in after our round yesterday, but thank you!" Elsewhere in his post, Aldean shared a brief video of the two playing golf. "Perfect, you're so good," Trump can be heard saying as...
    DO you know how many previous partners your man has had? The average number of sexual partners men have across the globe has been revealed in a new study. 2British men came up as having nearly ten partners in their own lifetimeCredit: Getty The data discovered that UK men are NOT the sleaziest in the world, which may come as a surprise for some of us. The research carried out by Manual - a men’s mental health platform, found that British men have sex with 9.8 partners on average, across their lifetime. This put them in 16th place for the number of sexual partners in the study of 35 countries. Top of the list was Turkey, with 14.5, followed by Australia with 13.3. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Next was New Zealand with 13.2, while Iceland and South Africa rounded out the top five with 13 and 12.5 partners during their lives. At the bottom end of the scale in 30th place was Poland with 6, while Malaysia and Germany both had 5.8 partners. They were followed by...
    A Japanese high school football player may have kicked the most ridiculous penalty ever by taking a 30-second run-up to the spot. Despite the unconventional method, the player from Ryutsu Keizai Ogashi high school was able to send the goalkeeper the wrong way and convert for his team. However, judging by the reactions to a video of the run-up and subsequent goal, the successful penalty is unlikely to serve as a blueprint for professional players who want to remain popular among their fans. The match at the All Japan High School tournament between Ryutsu Keizai Ogashi and Kindai Wakayama finished level, and was taken to penalties. Ryutsu Keizai Ogashi missed their first spot kick, with their opponents scoring. It was then that the match took a bizarre turn, with Ryutsu Keizai Ogashi's Number 5 stepping up to the spot. A Japanese high school football player may have kicked the most ridiculous penalty ever by taking a 30-second run-up to the spot. Despite the unconventional method, the player was able to send the goalkeeper the wrong way and convert for his team (pictured) Enjoy this...
    The Packers beating the Vikings 37-10 Sunday night put up huge TV ratings. According to TVSeriesFinale.com, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers dominating the Vikings averaged 15.14 million viewers on NBC in the early data. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Due to the fact it was a live sporting event, the final number will be higher.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Green Bay Packers (@packers) This is a massive number for the NFL, but at this point, I don’t think anyone should be surprised. The NFL has been putting up huge primetime numbers, and the latest “Sunday Night Football” game held strong with what we’ve seen the rest of the season. Whenever the NFL has a primetime game, people pay attention.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Green Bay Packers (@packers) That’s even a more solidified fact when the game involves bitter rivals like the Packers and Vikings. The fanbases hate each other, Aaron Rodgers is a superstar and that’s more...
    Los Angeles County public health officials reported another 21,200 new cases of the coronavirus since Sunday and an additional 23,553 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,741,292, as of Sunday, Jan. 2. The total number of cases represents 17.3% of Los Angeles County’s population. Officials reported 2 more deaths linked to the coronavirus since Saturday, for a total of 27,640 deaths since tracking began. The total number of deaths represents 0.28% of Los Angeles County’s population. There were 164 new hospitalizations reported since Saturday, bringing the total count of people hospitalized with coronavirus to 1,628. According to the California Department of Public Health’s vaccines dashboard, 71% of Los Angeles County is fully vaccinated and more than 16,759,169 vaccine doses have been administered as of Jan. 2. Clicke here to view or download the daily tracker. Related Articles Puerto Rico faces staggering COVID case explosion Report: Marin among Bay Area leaders in pandemic exodus Fauci: CDC mulling COVID test requirement for asymptomatic Omicron is overwhelming New York’s quarantine hotel system...
    Decryption – As the new variant strengthens its grip on France, the numbers are becoming more and more dazzling. More than 219,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, Public Health France 1 reportedThere is January. Infections increased by an average of 150% in 7 days, with an increase of less than 15% in the number of trials over the same period, According to CovidTracker. Depending on the interim situation, up to 500,000 daily cases are possible by mid-January Recent models of the Institute Pastor (The scenario related to the number of cases currently observed is that Omigron is 67% more diffuse than Delta). The numbers are even more staggering as the new variant strengthens its grip on France: it was already suspected in more than 60% of trials screened at the start of the last week of the year. Dec. 30 Public Health France Epidemiological Bulletin. And the rate is even higher now. Read moreOmigron: South Africa has reached the peak of the wave, good news for us? However, everyone clings to one hope: the newcomer, though certainly more...
    Ohio State and Utah have been scoring at a wild pace and the Rose Bowl over under line is about to be a distant afterthought. We knew that the Rose Bowl between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Utah Utes had the potential to deliver one of the best New Year’s Six games of the bowl season. However, they surpassed that in the first half with a wild, wild affair. The Utes jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but it was the second 15-minute period when things started really popping off. In just over a minute, both teams scored two touchdowns (after the Buckeyes scored to make it 14-7 early in the quarter) and less than two minutes after that, Cam Rising rushed for a 62-yard touchdown off what appeared to just be a designed sneak on fourth down. That put the game at 35-21 in favor of Utah going into halftime. And the two teams almost passed the Rose Bowl over under line in the first 30 minutes of play.Rose Bowl over under: What was the...
    (CNN)The US is ringing in the new year amid a Covid-19 surge that experts warn is exploding at unprecedented speed and could alter daily life for many Americans during the first month of 2022. "Omicron is truly everywhere," Dr. Megan Ranney, a professor of emergency medicine at Brown University's School of Public Health, told CNN on Friday night. "What I am so worried about over the next month or so is that our economy is going to shut down, not because of policies from the federal government or from the state governments, but rather because so many of us are ill."The nation broke records twice this week for its seven-day average of new daily Covid-19 cases, reporting an all-time high average of roughly 355,990 new daily infections Thursday. The high case count is already causing disruptions in parts of the country. US shatters its average daily Covid-19 case record again. Experts describe coming weeks as a tidal wave and blizzardIn New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is plagued with staffing issues and announced three subway lines -- the...
    CHOOSING a name for a baby is one of the most important tasks parents will undertake. But to perhaps help out anyone considering monikers for their little ones, a new survey has released the most popular baby names of 2021. 1Which names were among the most popular of 2021? A new survey has revealed the top 100 boys' names and the top 100 girls' namesCredit: Getty For boys, Muhammad and Noah are top of the list, while Oliver, George and Leo round out the top five. Theo, Freddie, Harry, Jack and Arthur also made the top 10, while more unusual inclusions on the list included Jaxon - at number 25 - and Reuben at 34. On the girls' list, Olivia, Sophia and Lily were the top three names, while Amelia and Ava completed the top five. Mia, Isla, Freya, Ella and Rosie also made it into the top 10, while the top 20 also featured monikers such as Isabella (15), Poppy (16) and Willow (20). The effect of the royal family's choice of names...