Stock futures rise slightly following Thursday’s wild ride

People walk outside of the New York Stock Exchange.   U.S. stock futures opened higher on Thursday night after a volatile session in which the recent tech sell-off resumed. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up by 76 points, or 0.3%. S&P 500 futures gained 0.3% along with Nasdaq 100 futures. The Dow ended the regular session down more than 1% along with the S&P 500. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 2%. All three of the major indexes had popped before …

California wildfires torch record 2m acres as new blazes force evacuations

Wildfires have burned a record 2m acres of California, with fresh conflagrations prompting dramatic rescue missions and shrouding much of the US west in smoke that has caused some of the worst air quality in the world. The area burned this year is now larger than the state of Delaware, surpassing the annual state record of 1.96m acres that went up in flames throughout 2018, according to the California department of forestry and fire protection, or Cal Fire. California’s governor, …

Liberty University To Investigate Jerry Falwell Jr’s Tenure As President

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is opening an independent investigation into Jerry Falwell Jr.’s tenure as president, a wide-ranging inquiry that will include financial, real estate and legal matters, the evangelical school’s board announced Monday. In a statement, the board said it had retained an outside firm to investigate “all facets” of the school’s operations under Falwell, and that it was “committed to learning the consequences that have flowed from a lack of spiritual stewardship by our former president.” …

Ecuador couple certified as oldest married pair, nearly 215

Julio Mora slipped away from his parents to secretly marry Waldramina Quinteros one February day By GONZALO SOLANO Associated Press August 28, 2020, 10:14 PM • 2 min read QUITO, Ecuador — Julio Mora slipped away from his parents to secretly marry Waldramina Quinteros one February day. Both families disapproved. Seventy-nine years later, they’re still together — he at 110 years of age, and she at 104, both lucid and both in good health, though relatives say they’re a little …

Why do Covid fatalities remain low when infection numbers are rising?

While some scientists believe the virus has become less deadly, others look at the factors that suggest otherwise Some researchers believe that social distancing has led to smaller amounts of the virus being transmitted. Photograph: Bradley Collyer/PA   Are Covid-19 death rates decreasing? Most statistics indicate that although cases of Covid-19 are rising in many parts of Europe and the United States, the number of deaths and cases of severe complications remain relatively low. For example, patients on ventilators have …

Panda Watch: Mei Xiang, National Zoo Panda, Could Soon Give Birth

The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., says an ultrasound taken Friday showed what could be signs of a fetus in its panda Mei Xiang. How about some not so dire news for a change? Mei Xiang, a panda at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., could soon give birth. An ultrasound taken Friday showed what veterinarians at the zoo said was tissue that’s consistent with fetal development. The zoo said it’s still too early to determine whether the tissue is …

Struggling to Focus? How to Improve Your Attention Span When ‘the World Is Sick’

If your mind wanders off before you finish reading this sentence, you’re not alone. Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are still learning to live with an ambient thrum of stress, anxiety, fear, grief and anger. For many people—especially those recovering from the virus or juggling work and child care—brain fog and inattention have been collateral damage. In a recent survey of 300 American workers, about 40% said they feel less productive than usual during the pandemic.   …

Brits mulling swift return from France after quarantine move

British holidaymakers in France are scrambling to return home Friday before they have to self-isolate for 14 days following the government’s decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on the country amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections   LONDON — British holidaymakers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government’s decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. The British government …

The Saudi Crown Prince Allegedly Kidnapped These Siblings And Tried To Kill Their Dad

  Two weeks after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi crown prince allegedly sent a death squad to Canada, targeting a former Saudi intelligence official, according to a new lawsuit.   A team of 50 armed men, dressed in plainclothes and driving unmarked cars, arrived early in the morning on March 16 at the home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Omar and Sarah Aljabri lived. They were looking for the two siblings, now 22 and 20, respectively. The men …

Storm Floods Greek Island, Leaving a Baby and 6 Others Dead

(ATHENS, Greece) — Seven people, including an elderly couple and an 8-month-old baby, have been found dead as a storm hit the Greek island of Evia, authorities said Sunday. One person was still missing and dozens of others were trapped by floodwaters in their homes and cars. Greece’s meteorological service said parts of Evia saw rainfall that reached 300 millimeters (11.8 inches), some 80% of the annual rainfall for the area, which is only about 375 millimeters (14.8 inches), usually …

World donors demand change before money to rebuild Beirut

BEIRUT — World leaders and international organizations pledged nearly $300 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Beirut in the wake of the devastating explosion, but warned on Sunday that no money for rebuilding the capital will be made available until Lebanese authorities commit themselves to the political and economic reforms demanded by the people. Over 30 participants to the international conference offered help for a “credible and independent” investigation into the Aug. 4 Beirut explosion, another key demand of the …

Going To an Anger Management Workshop.

Anger – a problem which seems to be exposing concern among many people nowadays. Possibly because it is a concern which affects all generations, races, communities. Anger has the prospective to touch any person without prejudice. It is frightening for those who need to cope with it every day. Anger not just involves the person affected however all those they can be found in contact with everyday. Because it is such an important issue in society today, people are continuously …

Provide The Present Of Bath Accessories

After several years of marital relationship I am finally finding out to give my partner presents that she really enjoys. It took me a while to discover that women do not always like the same things that guys do. My partner was really thoughtful in our early years of dating and marital relationship each time she would upwrap a brand-new tool or a book about the latest fishing techniques. As I have actually taken time to discover my better half …

Provide A Heart Necklace This Vacation

The holiday is nearly here and you know what that suggests! That indicates that it is time to begin considering getting her that perfect locket. All females fall over themselves to get a heart necklace. The heart shape is the universal symbol of love and this holiday season is the season for you to get the love of your life her really own heart formed pendant. You have a couple of different choices, numerous really. It looks like the heart …

Anger Management in Kid.

Anger, a normal feeling, can transform into something painful and unsightly. Ideas of anger problems might bring about images of a couple combating, a moms and dad abusing a child, a teenager lashing out at an instructor or a parent. Seldom will pictures of upset kids enter your mind. Kids, at extremely young ages, have to deal with feelings of anger and rage. This is a reality which is often difficult to understand or manage. Kids, kids especially, aren’t usually …

The Main Problem of Old Material Is …

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The Main Problem of Old Content Is …

One of the most upsetting features of seeing slow progress on your website is what takes place to your content. You probably strive on all the posts you submit to your website. Each time you include something brand-new, that most likely involves research study, preparation and a lot of time sitting down just writing. Sometimes you’ll feel a little unimaginative. Other times you’ll develop posts that you’re truly happy of and that you can’t wait for the world to see. …

Reviewing Anger and Hostility

We can evaluate anger and aggressiveness to have a much deeper understanding of our feelings and work toward anger management. Often when an individual feels disappointed she or he undergoes ignite when their emotions are threatened. Frustration does not occur over night; rather frustration occurs when underlying concerns concern focus. Frustration then is an abstruse unrelieved sense or state of lack of confidence and annoyance arising from uncertain problems or discontented requirements. Anger then is the feeling of anger when …