The couple's neighbor, Carine Lacroix, can't sleep at night, remembering how her and her companion feared for their lives during the floods. In her nerve-wracking nightmares, she is desperately trying to keep the floods out of her home or sees one of her cats drowning before her eyes. All three are among hundreds of survivors in the small Belgian town of Trooz who are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. Three people were killed in Trooz after the Vesdre River spilled its banks amid heavy rainfall. Tagadirt is a founding member of the group People against Flows, which is asking Belgian authorities to shed the light on the disaster.
July 29, 2021 06:45 UTC
Now that Robinhood’s stock is trading on the Nasdaq, its performance gives a real-time look at the market’s judgment of Robinhood’s prospects. That’s routing its customers’ orders to big Wall Street trading firms, which pay Robinhood to take the other side of the trade. “I think it’s a big, big mischaracterization because if you look at it, the stock market has been one of the greatest wealth creation tools,” he said. So in a sense, you’re hearing when wealthier customers are engaging in the stock market, it’s investing. But when the rest of us are accessing the stock market, it’s gambling.”Robinhood’s stock debut is coming at a very welcoming time.
July 29, 2021 04:08 UTC
(CNN) Arkansas Children's hospitals report a record number of children are hospitalized with Covid-19 as the illness continues to prey upon the state's unvaccinated population. The hospitals, located in Little Rock and Springdale, said 24 pediatric patients were hospitalized with Covid-19 on Wednesday, a 50% increase over any previous peak during the pandemic. Of the 24 children, seven are in intensive care and two are on ventilators, the hospital said. In general, children have less severe illness from Covid-19, but they are not immune to the virus and can occasionally have serious issues. Barr said child hospitalizations have become more common recently -- and parents are taken aback when they see the level of care their children need.
July 29, 2021 01:07 UTC
New York (CNN Business) Robinhood's highly-anticipated debut on Wall Street is getting off to a rough start. The fast-growing trading company failed to raise as much money as it had hoped. The IPO is raising $2.1 billion and Robinhood is expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq on Thursday under the ticker symbol "HOOD." But others say it's really the high-speed trading firms that are benefiting — otherwise they wouldn't be paying Robinhood for the order flow. If the SEC bans payment for order flow, it would deal a blow to Robinhood.
July 29, 2021 00:48 UTC
Emerging gingerly from their homes in a nation under curfew, Fijians cheered, sang hymns and danced in the streets Wednesday to celebrate the victory of their rugby sevens team at the Tokyo Olympics. "The win is worth more than a gold to Fijians everywhere," Bainimarama told Radio New Zealand. "Everyone is happy in Fiji to watch the boys win the gold," he said. When England-born coach Ben Ryan guided Fiji to its first gold media in Rio, he was rewarded with a chiefly title and a grant of land. In an editorial, the Fiji Times newspaper lauded the sevens team’s victory against the odds and its effect on a weary nation.
July 29, 2021 00:45 UTC
Sirens of emergency response vehicles are miles away, but you and your neighbors need help now. It empowers neighbors to help fellow neighbors by providing education on basic disaster response skills, including first aid, search and rescue, and fire safety. Bonnie Casler talks to Spring Knolls neighbors on July 10 as Margaret Vinci of Caltech looks on. Items for an emergency preparedness kit are on display at the Spring Knolls Emergency Preparedness Fair in Murrieta on July 10, 2021. Knowing who may need help and how to help them under any circumstance is the point of these programs and something he said the community in Murrieta emphasizes.
Source:Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2021 23:48 UTC
Ron Popeil, known for appearing in famous infomercials, has died at the age of 86. Popeil was known best for the catchphrase "set it and forget it," which he used to sell the Showtime Rotisserie. DUSTY HILL, ZZ TOP BASSIST, DEAD AT 72In 1959, Popeil transitioned to television and made his first infomercial for the Chop-o-Matic. After becoming a mainstay on late-night television, Popeil's star began to rise and he appeared in a number of television shows, often playing himself in small cameo roles. According to the release, Popeil "garnered more viewers and more hours of American Television than any other celebrity or TV personality."
July 28, 2021 23:17 UTC
NetflixNetflix is requiring Covid-19 vaccines for the casts of all its US productions, as well as the people who come in contact with them, according to Deadline . BlackRockBlackRock BAAPX , the world's largest asset manager, is currently allowing only vaccinated employees to return to the office, a spokesperson for the company said. From September the company will have a "hybrid model," with some vaccinated employees working from the office and others from home, the spokesperson added. Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanley AANXX 's New York office is banning all unvaccinated staff and clients from entering its headquarters. Saks Fifth AvenueLuxury department store chain Saks Fifth Avenue is requiring that all employees be vaccinated, the the New York Times reported .
July 28, 2021 22:41 UTC
(CNN) Eating a plate full of colorful foods like strawberries and peppers, which include flavonoids, could slow your cognitive decline, a new study found. People who ate about 600 milligrams (0.02 ounces) of flavonoids per day had a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline than those who ate only 150 milligrams (0.005 ounces) per day, according to the study published Wednesday in the American Academy of Neurology journal. A 100-gram (3.5-ounce) serving of strawberries has about 180 milligrams (0.006 ounces) of flavonoids, while an apple has about 113 milligrams (0.003 ounces), the study said. Flavonoids are a series of compounds with strong antioxidant abilities that are commonly found in many fruits and vegetables, said study author Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Damage to the "blood supply to the brain is an important contributor to cognitive decline," said Willett, adding that the anti-inflammatory properties of flavonoids help protect that blood supply, which in turn slows down the cognitive decline.
July 28, 2021 22:30 UTC
Christian Yelich was placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday after he tested positive for coronavirus, according to Milwaukee Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns. Yelich, who received the COVID-19 vaccine at the start of the season, is reportedly dealing with mild symptoms. He is expected to miss at least 10 days from the date of his positive test, according to Stearns. In 67 games this season, Yelich is batting .235 with six home runs, 28 RBIs, and a .367 slugging percentage. It’s just another challenge that he’s going to overcome.
July 28, 2021 22:29 UTC
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley has been one of the most outspoken players to criticize the NFL’s new policy for vaccinated and unvaccinated players and on Wednesday he called into question the league’s transparency on the issue. NFL SAYS COVID OUTBREAKS AMONG UNVACCINATED PLAYERS MAY RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF GAMES, LOSS OF PAY IN NEW POLICY"I'm not anti or pro vax. "When dealing with a player's health and safety, there should be complete transparency regarding information that is vital in the decision-making process. The NFL’s latest policy update heavily restricts unvaccinated players. "In regard to player safety, I will conclude by saying we all want to be safe.
July 28, 2021 22:29 UTC
(CNN) Rep. Andrew Clyde, the Georgia Republican who compared scenes from January 6 to a "tourist visit," has found a way to evade the House's mask fines, according to one of his GOP colleagues. Rep. Thomas Massie, who is suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the chamber's mask penalties, said Clyde changed his tax withholding in a way that makes it nearly impossible for the House to collect the thousands of dollars in fines Clyde has racked up for refusing to mask up on the House floor. Normally fines are taken out of a member's congressional salary, but Massie says Clyde, who owns a firearms business, "went to payroll and had his federal withholding raised to $11,284 a month. But he'll have to be elected until 3,324 A.D. for Pelosi to collect $15,000 in fines. Then when he files his tax return, he gets all his money back."
July 28, 2021 21:45 UTC
Forty-eight-year political veteran President Biden raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he claimed to have driven an 18-wheeler truck — a claim the White House struggled to defend. Biden was visiting a Mack Truck facility in Pennsylvania when he made the claim to have driven the massive trucks before, which require a special kind of license. "I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man," Biden said on Wednesday in a video posted to Twitter. BIDEN HECKLED AT TERRY MCAULIFFE RALLY IN VIRGINIA: ‘IT’S NOT A TRUMP RALLY, LET HIM HOLLER’There is scant evidence that Biden has ever driven an 18-wheeler truck. Fox News pressed again about the president’s claim, pointing out that a school bus is not the same as an 18-wheeler truck, but did not receive a response by publishing time.
July 28, 2021 21:45 UTC
Susan Sarandon was seen protesting outside New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office in New York on Monday. In a video obtained by The Independent, the 74-year-old actress used a megaphone to address the gathering crowd. Sarandon expressed her disappointment in AOC and "the squad." But you didn’t demand a floor vote on it when you had the power to leverage the Speaker vote. You didn’t demand that single-payer be included in the pandemic recovery bill," the petition explained.
July 28, 2021 21:22 UTC
Southers said the 10-month effort was the most comprehensive review of campus safety practices in the university’s history. Some students, staff and faculty felt safe with officers, while others felt targeted; some community members felt they were treated unfairly compared with campus members, the report found. The campus safety force operates under a memorandum of understanding with the city of Los Angeles that gives officers the right to arrest people. Thomas said he would welcome redefining the role of campus safety officers — focusing more on crime prevention and pervasive incidents of theft, for instance, and handing off more specialized tasks such as mental health. He said he was eager to get started on the work, especially since a similar attempt at revising campus safety practices four or five years ago fizzled out.
Source:Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2021 21:11 UTC