Author Maria Daisy

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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