Daily Archives: January 17, 2022

Nicolas Batum scored 32 points as the host Los Angeles Clippers held off the Indiana Pacers 139-133 on Monday.In an impressive long range shooting performance, Batum shot 7 of 10 from 3-point range and the Clippers hit 18-of-36 from beyond the arc as a team.The Clippers came into Monday’s contest — their last at home before embarking on a season-long eight-game road swing — having failed to score 100 points in their last three outings.Los Angeles eclipsed the 100-point mark before the end of the third quarter, and led by as much as 19 points in game it led wire-to-wire.All…

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Desmond Bane and Ja Morant scored 25 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the short-handed Chicago Bulls 119-106 on Monday afternoon for their 12th win in 13 games.Brandon Clarke added 15 points and seven rebounds in the Grizzlies’ main event of the 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 24 points and five assists, Ayo Dosunmu had 15 points and Coby White finished with 16 points, six rebounds and five assists for Chicago, which lost its fourth…

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Tiffany Trump posts photos of her billionaire fiance Michael Boulos proposing to her. Tiffany Trump has released never-before-seen photos of her billionaire fiancé Michael Boulos proposing to her in the White House Rose Garden last year with a (dollar)1.2 million engagement ring. Tiffany, 28, reflected on the romantic moment by posting a pair of photos of the couple – the first showing Michael getting down on one knee to present this long-time girlfriend with a dazzling diamond – on the one-year anniversary of Michael popping the question. The second photograph depicts the newly engaged couple sharing a tender embrace, with…

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JERUSALEM, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A fourth shot of COVID-19 vaccine boosts antibodies to even higher levels than the third jab but it likely is not enough to prevent Omicron infections, according to a preliminary study in Israel.The vaccines led to a increase in the number of antibodies “even a little bit higher than what we had after the third dose”, said Regev-Yochay, adding that the results were preliminary and not yet published.Israel was the fastest country to roll out initial vaccinations a year ago and last month started offering a fourth shot, or a second booster, to the most…

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Covid US: Omicron surge and supply chain issues result in storefronts with empty shelves. Store shelves across the United States are once again barren amid a surge in coronavirus cases and supply-chain issues, in an eerie reminder of the days when Americans scrambled to get toilet paper at the start of the pandemic. According to Reuters, as more Americans were forced to quarantine due to the Omicron outbreak – either because they contracted the virus or because they were forced to self-isolate for five days – demand for groceries increased. However, supplies have remained low as Omicron-infected workers across the…

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BBC bosses have pledged to “continue to make a strong case to the Government for investing” in the corporation after the licence fee came under fire.In a message sent to staff, director-general Tim Davie and chairman Richard Sharp said they “welcomed” debate and “look forward to engaging in a discussion about public service broadcasting in the UK and how best to fund it”.Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said at the weekend the next announcement about the BBC licence fee “will be the last”, saying she wants to find a new funding model for the broadcaster after the current licence fee funding…

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By David StanwaySHANGHAI, Jan 17 (Reuters) – China is doubling down on its “zero-COVID” strategy, saying the spread of the potentially milder Omicron variant is no reason to lower its guard amid warnings of economic disruptions and even public unrest as lockdowns drag into a third year.As other countries talk about a transition from “pandemic” to “endemic”, China has stepped up policies to stamp out any new outbreak as soon as it arises, sealing off cities, shutting transport links and launching mass testing programmes.The approach has kept infections at a minimum, but some experts warn that China could become the…

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Ministers are setting out a flurry of policies, under the title Operation Red Meat, which are designed to revive Boris Johnson’s fortunes as he faces continuing anger over “partygate” allegations.Fury over the gatherings was compounded when it emerged that two events were held in No 10 the day before the Queen had to sit alone at the funeral of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, last year.The Prime Minister had already apologised for personally attending a “bring your own booze” party in the Downing Street garden in May 2020, during the first coronavirus lockdown.Six Tory MPs have publicly called for…

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MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Alexander Zverev took time to warm up and had to dig deep against fellow German Daniel Altmaier in his first match of the Australian Open on Monday as the world number three kick-started his bid to add a maiden Grand Slam title to his Olympic gold.The 24-year-old Zverev, who won the men’s singles gold in Tokyo last year, defeated the 87th-ranked Altmaier 7-6(3) 6-1 7-6(1) under the lights at the Rod Laver Arena to set up a second round meeting against Australian John Millman.”Not much went to plan today to be honest except that I…

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While renovating the floor boards in his home, the father discovers an old rotting cellar. When looking for rotten floorboards, a father discovered an old cellar and converted it into a home theater. When Ben Mann, 39, discovered the stairwell leading to an old cellar in his Victorian home in Cradley Heath, West Midlands, he couldn’t believe his eyes. Mr Mann and his partner, Kimberley Jane, moved into the house in April 2015, and soon after they noticed rotten floorboards and decided to investigate, they discovered the cellar. Mr Mann put the project on hold after discovering the cellar was…

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