Jennifer Aniston says “wear a damn mask” in response to surging COVID-19 numbers

first_imgAlberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The time for debate over wearing a face mask is over says Jennifer Aniston, who officially joined the leagues of celebrities and politicians urging people to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The U.S. is currently documenting roughly 40,000 new cases a day, which Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday.Fauci says that one of the best ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to wear a mask, a recommendation that has become politicized between it being a public health service versus an attack on personal freedom.Now, the Friends alum is putting an end to the debate by demanding that everyone come together to flatten the curve.Speaking out on Tuesday, Aniston uploaded a makeup-free selfie of her proudly wearing a facial covering.  “I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable,” she relayed to her 34.4 million followers.She then impressed upon the fact that wearing a mask should be the least of everyone’s problems. “Don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down… jobs are being lost… health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion,” The 51-year-old queried. “And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough.”The U.S. has been the hardest-hit nation in the world when it comes to confirmed COVID-19 fatalities, with Johns Hopkins University putting the national death toll at over 127,000.Aniston noted that while many are trying to do the right thing by wearing masks, the effort needs to be unanimous among Americans. “This simple and effective recommendation is being politicized at the expense of peoples’ lives. And it really shouldn’t be a debate,” The Morning Show star stressed.“If you care about human life, please… just #wearadamnmask and encourage those around you to do the same,” she imparted.By Megan StoneCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Orioles recall Gausman and option Berry

first_imgThe Baltimore Orioles have recalled Kevin Gausman from triple-A Norfolk and have optioned Tim Berry to double-A Bowie.Gausman will be making his second start of the season tonight.  Berry did not appear in last night’s game.  Here is the Orioles press release.Orioles Recall RHP Kevin Gausman From Triple-A NorfolkOption LHP Tim Berry to Double-A BowieThe Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP KEVIN GAUSMAN from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned LHP TIM BERRY to Double-A Bowie. Gausman is scheduled to start tonight’s game against Oakland.Gausman, 23, has pitched to a 2.98 ERA (42.1IP, 14ER) in 10 starts for Norfolk this seasonBerry, 23, was recalled yesterday and did not appear in last night’s game. He has gone 3-3 with a 4.12 ERA (63.1IP, 29ER) and a career-best 3.31 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 11 starts for the Baysox this season.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Greg Chappell hits back at Sachin, rubbishes his claims

first_imgSachin Tendulkar with Greg ChappellFormer India coach Greg Chappell on Tuesday hit back at Sachin Tendulkar and rubbished the champion batsman’s claim that he had made a “shocking” suggestion to him to take over India’s captaincy from Rahul Dravid months before the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.Tendulkar has written in his autobiography ‘Playing it My Way’, due for release on Thursday, that the Australian visited his house months before the 2007 World Cup and tried to convince him to take over the captaincy from Dravid.But Chappell said he was stunned by the claims.”Whilst I don’t propose to get into a war of words, I can state quite clearly that during my time as Indian coach I never contemplated Sachin replacing Rahul Dravid as captain,” Chappell said in a statement.”I was therefore very surprised to read the claims made in the book. During those years, I only ever visited Sachin’s home once, and that was with our physio and assistant coach during Sachin’s rehabilitation from injury, at least 12 months earlier than what was reported in the book,” he said.Chappell said he enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at Tendulkar’s home and the captaincy issue never came up for discussion.”We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon together but the subject of captaincy was never raised,” Chappell added.In the book Tendulkar wrote that Chappell told him that together they could “control Indian cricket for years”.”Together, we could control Indian cricket for years”, the Australian told Tendulkar during a visit to his home when he offered to “help me in taking over the reins of the side” from Dravid, the master batsman writes in his autobiography.advertisementTendulkar said he was shocked by the suggestion and the lack of respect shown to Dravid by Chappell.In the book, Tendulkar is scathing in his criticism of Chappell who was the national coach from 2005 to 2007, describing him as a “ringmaster who imposed his ideas on the players without showing any signs of being concerned about whether they felt comfortable or not”.last_img read more

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock in France for crunch Sala talks

first_imgCardiff boss Warnock in France for crunch Sala talksby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock is in France today for talks with Nantes striker Emiliano Sala.Warnock is trying to persuade the prolific Argentinian to join him and had talks after his side Nantes played Montpellier.The Sun says Nantes are willing to sell Sala for around £20million but the South American was hoping for a bigger move in this window.Warnock’s personal touch is a major boost to his cause and Sala is expected to make a decision by the weekend.Cardiff want Sala signed as soon as possible to help their fight to stay up and Warnock will move elsewhere if he fails to respond. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoNewcastle director Charnley in contract talks with four players

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle director Charnley in contract talks with four playersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United managing director Lee Charnley is in the process of securing several players to new deals.The Evening Chronicle says four players are in contract talks with the club.Behind the scenes, the next few weeks and months will be crucial. Martin Dubravka is close to signing a new deal and Charnley has been in discussions with the representatives of the nucleus of the squad about extending their contracts.Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden and Fabian Schar’s contracts are all up in 2021. last_img

Milestones along the way for Apples trip to 1 trillion

first_imgApril 1976 Apple is founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.June 1977 The Apple II computer is released.December 1980 Apple goes public and its stock beings trading on the Nasdaq.April 1983 Former PepsiCo executive John Sculley becomes Apple’s CEO after being recruited by Steve Jobs.January 1984 Jobs unveils the Macintosh, the first mass-market personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical interface on the display screen.September 1985 Jobs leaves Apple’s board after company’s directors side with CEO John Sculley in a dispute between the two men.June 1993 Longtime Apple employee Michael Spindler becomes CEO, replacing Sculley, who remains the company’s chairman.August 1993 Apple releases the Newton, a touch-screen device that was supposed to work like a digital notepad.October 1993 Sculley steps down as Apple’s chairman after a disappointing earnings report.February 1996 Apple hires turnaround specialist Gil Amelio as its CEO after Spindler’s efforts to sell the company to Sun Microsystems or IBM unravel.December 1996 Apple buys Next Software, a company started by Jobs, for about $400 million. Jobs agrees to return to Apple as an adviser.August 1997 Apple announces it’s getting a $150 million infusion from archrival Microsoft to help keep the company afloat.September 1997 Apple announces Jobs will serve as its interim CEO.May 1998 Jobs unveils a new line of personal computers called the iMac.January 2000 Apple drops the “interim” preface from Jobs’ CEO title.May 2001 Apple opens its first retail stores in Virginia and California.October 2001 Jobs unveils a digital music player called the iPod.April 2003 Jobs unveils iTunes, a digital music store that initially only could be accessed on Apple devices. A version that worked on personal computers powered by Windows software came out six months later to broaden the market.August 2004 Jobs discloses he had surgery for a rare form of pancreatic cancer.October 2005 Tim Cook is promoted to chief operating officer.January 2007 Jobs unveils the iPhone.March 2008 Jobs announces an app store for the iPhone.January 2009 Jobs takes a six-month leave of absence to tend to his health, temporarily turning the reins over to Cook.January 2010 Jobs unveils a tablet computer called the iPad.January 2011 Jobs takes an indefinite leave of absence, leaving Cook in charge once again.August 2011 Jobs resigns as CEO and Cook succeeds him.October 2011 Jobs dies.March 2012 Apple announces it is restoring a quarterly dividend for the first time since 1995.September 2014 Apple announces the Apple Watch, its first new product since Jobs’ death.March 2015 Apple becomes one of the 30 companies comprising the Dow Jones Industrial Average.June 2015 Apple launches its music-streaming service.June 2017 Apple announces its first internet-connected speaker, the HomePod.September 2017 Apple unveils its first $1,000 phone, the iPhone X, in celebration of the product line’s 10th anniversary.August 2018: Apple becomes the first publicly traded company valued at $1 trillion.last_img read more

Education Minister remains optimistic on mediated bargaining between Teachers and Province

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, held a special teleconference on Wednesday regarding the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.The B.C. Teachers Federation and the Province are currently in eight days of mediated bargaining in order to negotiate a collective agreement before the start of the school year.The collective agreement between the Teacher’s Federation and the Province had expired June 30. When it comes to negotiations, Fleming says he remains optimistic that a collective agreement will be made by this weekend.“I want to say that we’re hopeful that the parties can find solutions and reach a deal, a deal that will work for students, good for teachers, and for everyone in the school system. We have scheduled mediation for the next three days, including today, and I share the BCTF’s optimism that they feel we can get to a deal by this weekend.”According to Fleming, even if an agreement is not met by this weekend, he says the school year will start on September 3 without a full-on strike.When asked about the recruitment of teachers for Northern B.C., Fleming says the Province has been directly sponsoring and funding additional teacher education programs in order to help recruit teachers to Northern communities.last_img read more

Suvendu trains gun on Cong in Malda

first_imgChanchal (Malda): Launching a blistering attack on a section of Congress leaders in Malda, senior Trinamool Congress leader and the state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari on Monday said that some Congress leaders in the area are working for BJP and trying to weaken TMC’s fight against the party.Adhikari attended a rally organised by Trinamool Congress at Chanchal in Malda, in favour of Mausam Benazir Noor who is contesting from the Malda North Parliamentary constituency on TMC’s ticket. The district Trinamool Congress leaders announced that they would hold a rally countering the rally of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi had taken part in an election rally at the same venue on Saturday. Adhikari alleged that Gandhi’s rally would weaken the anti-BJP campaign led by his party. A section of Congress leaders in Malda are trying to provide political mileage to BJP, he added. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Why have the Congress leaders brought Gandhi here in Malda? Is it to weaken the anti-BJP forces in the district or to give others (BJP) political mileage? Many Congress leaders had joined hands with the BJP during the last Panchayat elections. These Congress leaders were traitors and conspired with the BJP to form the Panchayat board,” said Adhikari. He also reminded that Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav did not allow the Congress to be a part of the pre-poll alliance, because they knew that forging any such alliance would benefit the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. He also urged the people of Malda not to fall into the trap of Congress. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”Trinamool Congress has started a fight against the communal BJP. As a result of this, BJP has started harassing TMC leaders on various pretexts. They heckled our leader Sudip Bandyopadhay only because TMC has been vocal against them. This is because BJP has failed to fight us politically,” Adhikari added further. Mausam Benazir Noor, a two-time Congress MP, had recently joined Trinamool Congress after being inspired by the development works undertaken by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She also raised her protest against some Congress activists in her district, who have been working for BJP.last_img read more

Upset over Mayawati’s remarks, Bhim Army to support Cong’s Saharanpur candidate

first_imgSaharanpur (UP): In a move which can upset the BSP-SP-RLD alliance in the state, Dalit group Bhim Army, which has a considerable following in western Uttar Pradesh, has appealed to members of the community to vote for Congress’ Saharanpur Lok Sabha candidate Imran Masood. The move comes days after Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati described Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad as a “BJP agent” and accused him of trying to divide Dalit votes. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The call to support Masood, who had hogged headlines during the 2014 general elections for his controversial remarks against Narendra Modi, was taken late Monday night. The BSP-SP-RLD alliance has fielded Faizul Rehman from the seat. Sitting BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal is seeking re-election from the constituency. At a joint rally in Deoband in the constituency on Sunday, Mayawati had appealed to Muslim voters to consolidate behind Rehman and ensure that their votes do not get split. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K A Bhim Army leader alleged that BSP-SP activists manhandled a number of Dalits carrying pictures of Chandrashekhar at the rally and tore their posters. “Masood helped the Bhim Army when no one else came out in its support,” the leader said, referring to police cases against the Dalit group’s members following caste clashes in Saharanpur in May 2017. Congress general secretary for east Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had met Chandrashekhar at a Meerut hospital last month, which was seen as a Dalit outreach move of the party. Recently, after Chandrashekhar announced to contest against Prime Minister Modi in Varanasi, Mayawati had termed him an “agent of the BJP who wants to split Dalit votes”. In response to her remark, Chandrashekhar had said SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh were “agents of the BJP” as they “allowed atrocities on Dalits”. Saharanpur goes to polls in the first phase on April 11.last_img read more

CBI against Lalu’s bail plea, says he will get involved in politics

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s plea for bail, saying it will set “very wrong precedent” in cases involving “serious corruption in high offices”.The CBI told a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that Yadav is likely to get involved in political activities and misuse the bail ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. “It is, in the most humble and respectful submission of the investigating agency, a case where grant of bail would set a very wrong precedent in cases involving a serious corruption in high offices,” CBI said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”It is respectfully submitted that if these considerations are permitted to be raised by the convicted accused, even a businessman who is found guilty of corruption can seek bail on the ground that he wants to do his business in spite of gravity of the offence and the period for which he is convicted,” it said. The apex court, which will hear Yadav’s bail plea on April 10, had asked the CBI to file its reply by today. The CBI said that in any case Yadav has been in a hospital ward for over eight months and indulging in political activities. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”During the period in which the petitioner (Lalu Yadav) remained in hospital, he is not only granted a special paying ward with all facilities but he is virtually conducting his political activities from there which would be clear form the list of visitors,” the CBI said in its reply. It said Yadav claimed to be so unwell that he could not remain in jail and needed to be hospitalised, but is suddenly fully fit physically and has sought bail. “It is submitted that simultaneous raising of pleas for bails on medical grounds and bail to guide the party and to carry out all essential responsibilities as a party president in ensuing Lok Sabha elections are mutually contradictory and manifest that in the garb of bail on medical ground the petitioner in essence wants to pursue his political activities which is impermissible in law,” the CBI said. It further said that Yadav seems to have created an impression that he is convicted for only 3.5 years and has already undergone substantial portion, which is “misleading” and “factually incorrect”. It said the total period of sentence awarded to Yadav was 168 months for all four of his convictions, out of which he has undergone only 20 months, which was less than 15 percent of the sentence awarded. “Thus as per his own averment the Petitioner (Yadav) does not qualify the ‘half sentence theory’ for seeking suspension of sentence and bail,” CBI said. Considering the gravity of the offence of corruption in public as well as the constitutional office which the petitioner abused and misappropriated huge amount of public money, and considering that the petitioner is to undergo 27.5 years of sentence (cumulatively calculated for all four convictions), the discretionary remedy of grant of bail is rightly refused by both the courts below, it said.last_img read more