Monthly Archives: January, 2022

By Francesco CanepaFRANKFURT, Jan 18 (Reuters) – When Christian Hurtz opened his electricity bill just before New Year, his jaw dropped: it had more than trebled from the rate he signed up for.The 41-year-old software developer from Cologne, Germany, is one of millions of Europeans who have seen their energy costs balloon as providers go out of business because of soaring gas prices or pass them on to customers.Spending more on heating, lighting or running a car is straining many households’ budgets and shaking expectations that a consumer-led economic boom will follow pandemic-era restraint.”At first I thought that was the…

Share.

TOKYO (AP) – Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday following a national holiday in the U.S, while oil prices surged following an attack on an oil facility in the capital of the United Arab Emirates that killed at least three people.Benchmark U.S. crude rose (dollar)1.53, or 1.8percent, to (dollar)85.35 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained (dollar)1.70 to (dollar)83.82 per barrel on Monday.Brent crude, the basis for pricing international oil, added (dollar)1.20 to (dollar)87.68 a barrel.Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday appeared to show the aftermath of the attack, which was…

Share.

By Josh HorwitzSHANGHAI, Jan 18 (Reuters) – China is urging people to wear masks and gloves when opening mail, especially from abroad, after authorities suggested the first case of the Omicron coronavirus virus variant found in Beijing could have arrived via a package from Canada.Authorities vowed to step up disinfection of overseas mail and are insisting postal staff handling it are fully vaccinated.The precautions come less than three weeks before the capital opens the Winter Olympic Games and as several cities work to stamp out new outbreaks of coronavirus infections.”Minimize purchases of overseas goods or receiving mail from abroad,” state…

Share.

Storm Izzy dumps up to 20 inches of snow in Ohio, canceling 1,700 flights and bringing 69 mph winds. On Monday, a dangerous winter storm known as a Saskatchewan Screamer because it originated in the Canadian province dumped significant snow, strong thunderstorms, and strong winds across the northeastern United States, killing two people in a car accident in North Carolina. After pummeling parts of the Southeast on Sunday, the storm system dumped a foot or more of snow in parts of New York state, Ohio, and Pennsylvania from Sunday night to Monday morning, leaving 150,000 people without power at one…

Share.

COVID cases have decreased by 47% in a week to 721,651 – and deaths have decreased by 38%. In the United States, new COVID infections fell by 47% in a week, raising cautious hopes that the latest outbreak triggered by the Omicron variant has peaked. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, 721,651 new cases were recorded between midnight Monday and midnight Tuesday. This is a significant decrease from the 1.364 million cases reported for the same time period last week, which set a new high for single-day diagnoses in the United States since the pandemic began. The number of…

Share.

RAPOSA SERRA DO SOL INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil (AP) – The mining encampment that stretches across a mountainside in Brazil´s Amazon is dotted with plastic tarpaulin covers. Under them, dozens of men toil in rocky pits, excavating sacks of ore to be transported by truck. Gold will be extracted from the ore.Of all places this squatter settlement shouldn´t exist, it´s here: in Brazil´s northernmost Roraima state that doesn´t permit gold prospecting, inside one of the nation´s Indigenous reserves where mining activity is illegal and on the flanks of this mountain – Serra do Atola – that traditional leaders of the Macuxi…

Share.

Bez, the ‘Gutted’ Happy Mondays’ star, tests positive for COVID-19 on Dancing On Ice 2022. Bez, the star of Happy Mondays, has been left ‘gutted’ after testing positive for COVID-19 just one day after making his Dancing On Ice debut. Despite finishing last on the leaderboard, Mark Berry, better known as Bez, 57, avoided the skate-off with his ridiculous watermelon and maracas-themed routine during Sunday’s launch show. ‘I got a positive test,’ the dancer told the Daily Star. I’m disappointed because I’ll be missing training, but I’m excited to return to the show for Week Three, and I’ll be watching…

Share.

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…

Share.

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…

Share.

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…

Share.
1 2 3 4 5 6 18