COVID-19: A Time for Above or Below the Neck Eating?
Obesity-related conditions seem to be linked to a worsened effect of COVID-19, according to the World Obesity Federation. The European Association for the Study of Obesity, along with other North American obesity related organizations, have noted, “If you are living with overweight, obesity or diabetes, you are not at an increased risk for developing COVID-19 – but you may be at risk for more severe symptoms and disease progression.” So, I guess eating white chocolate peanut butter by the scoopful isn’t exactly wise, huh?Who isn’t feeling the emotional burden of isolation, lock-down, quarantin...
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Judge is asked to untangle fight over Jeffrey Epstein's fortune
Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise N. Rogers declared in court filings Tuesday that she is at an impasse with the estate of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and asked that a Superior Court judge intervene and end the protection of the late sex offender’s associates.“We do not believe any further progress can be made without the court’s intervention,” Rogers wrote in a status update filed Tuesday that detailed what the attorney general felt is deliberate foot-dragging by the Epstein estate on creation of a victims compensation fund and making witnesses available to local investigators.Ro...
'I just want to play baseball': Eloy Jimenez weighs in on possible games in Arizona and his part in the city's 'We Are Not Playing' campaign
CHICAGO — White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez is one of the players featured in the city’s “We Are Not Playing” ad campaign, which stresses the importance of taking precautions to combat the spread of COVID-19.“It was pretty good to help the community to understand this is not a joke,” Jimenez said during a conference call Tuesday afternoon.Jimenez wrapped up his video, which was released Monday, in the same style he ends many of his television interviews, waving to the camera and saying, “Hi, Mom!”He’s doing his part to pitch in while baseball is on pause. How long the break will last remains...
Revered singer-songwriter John Prine dies at 73 of COVID-19 complications
CHICAGO — Talking about the singer-songwriter John Prine, Bob Dylan said, “Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mind trips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs.”“Proustian existentialism?” Prine told the Chicago Tribune in a 2010 interview, shortly before returning to play at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, where he took guitar lessons as a teenager from nearby Maywood. “I can’t even pronounce that.”That dichotomy between highest-level professional respect and the shoulder shrug of a blue-collar songwriting craftsman epitomized the career of Prine, wh...
Tokyo stocks rise on buybacks in volatile morning trading
Tokyo stocks rose slightly in choppy trading Wednesday morning on buybacks after U.S. stock futures trimmed some losses, but the gain was capped by deep-seated concerns about the global coronavirus pandemic.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 89.73 points, or 0.47 percent, from Tuesday to 19,039.91. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 8.23 points, or 0.59 percent, at 1,411.44.Gainers were led by air transportation, land transportation and securities house issues.
Jay Benedict, ‘Aliens’ Actor, Dies At 68 From Coronavirus
Aliens and Dark Night Rises actor Jay Benedict died on Saturday from complications related to coronavirus. He was 68.Benedict is one of the latest celebrities to die from the coronavirus. He may be best known for his appearances as Newt’s father in Aliens and “rich twit” in The Dark Night Rises. He also played John Kieffer in the TV show Foyle’s War, and Doug Hamilton in the UK series Emmerdale. He provided the voice for Shiro Hagen in the Saturday morning show Star Fleet X-Bomber, too.CORONAVIRUS FAQ: WIKI OF MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Benedict was born in California, but lived in Europe...
Oil rebounds as hopes grow for output cut deal
Singapore (AFP) - Oil prices rebounded Wednesday as traders jockey for position ahead of a key producers' meeting this week aimed at cutting output to support coronavirus-hit energy markets.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate was up 5.7 percent to $24.98 a barrel in morning Asian trade.A barrel of Brent, the international benchmark, was changing hands at $32.69 a barrel, up 2.5 percent.The rise was also in part driven by traders buying at bargain prices, following sharp falls overnight, analysts said.Producers from the OPEC cartel and non-member countries are scheduled to meet via video confe...
Mega Millions lottery: Did you win Tuesday’s $127M Mega Millions drawing? Live results, winning numbers (04/07/2020)
TheMega Millionsjackpot for Tuesday’s lotterydrawing has climbed to $127 million with a cash option of $103 million.The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. and televised on WABC-7in the New York City area and Fox 29 in the Philadelphia area.No one across the country hit Friday’s $121 million jackpot. There were also no second-prize $1 million tickets sold.In New Jersey, no one won more than $800 with a single ticket.Friday’s winning numberswere: 24, 38, 44, 57, and 58. The Mega Ball drawn was 17 with a Megaplier of 4x.It’s been eight weeks weeks since a $202 million jackpot winning ticketwas bo...
Rams & Chargers Planned For HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ For 2020 Training Camp
HBO’s Hard Knocks is reportedly planning to follow both the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams for 2020 training camp if the camp is not canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.There has not been any confirmation about the training camp for the Rams and Chargers at this time. However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the league wants to “supersize” Hard Knocks and follow both Los Angeles-based teams as they prepare to open SoFi Stadium this year. With both teams being considered the NFL’s biggest disappointments last season by failing to make the playoffs despite having preseason Super Bowl expec...
Defiant Wisconsin holds election during virus crisis
Milwaukee (AFP) - Wisconsin held its presidential primary as planned Tuesday, contradicting a state-wide stay-at-home order and defying concern that the election could expose thousands of voters and poll workers to the coronavirus.Long lines, shuttered polling stations and workers in hazmat suits marked the most unsettling and confounding contest of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race: a vote at the height of a deadly pandemic.After polls closed, it became clear that results from the primary, featuring frontrunner former vice president Joe Biden and leftist Senator Bernie Sanders,...