Day: September 1, 2020

Why is Vin Scully jumping into social media at age 92? ‘I miss the fans’

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Former Dodgers announcer Vin Scully has something to say — and he’s not afraid to put it out there on social media. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images)

Out of nowhere, a monument fell.

One moment, Vin Scully was walking down his driveway to check on the mail. The next moment, he was lying face down on the pavement.

The unbreakable icon had collapsed, the eternal voice silenced. He awoke in the hospital with a concussion, broken nose, chipped tooth, three fractured ribs and a realization.

“It was like, ‘Hey, you’ve had a good life, but be ready pal, it’s just around the corner,'” said Scully, 92.

That was four months ago. The reasons for the fall were never determined. He hasn’t left his San Fernando Valley home since. He hasn’t even ventured back to that mailbox. His life now includes a walker,

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US to shun world effort to develop vaccine; Here’s who should get first vaccination; Fauci debunks COVID theories

A Trump administration official said Tuesday that the U.S. will go it alone in developing a coronavirus vaccine, shunning the worldwide cooperative effort.

And the reopening efforts in the U.S. continue. California’s latest plan drew scrutiny, Florida’s governor vowed no more lockdowns, and New York City delayed in-school learning Tuesday, one day after the nation reached 6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus.

A new month could bring new hope to Californians who suffered through their deadliest COVID-19 month in August. The state reported 3,707 deaths connected to COVID-19 in the last month, up 18% over July. But infection and hospitalization rates have been in decline in recent weeks, and average daily deaths also began dropping, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis.

In Iowa, the nation’s latest hot spot, Iowa State University is planning to have around 25,000 fans at its home opener Sept. 12. White House coronavirus experts have

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Here’s How Mark Cuban Would Make It as a 20-Year-Old With Only $20 in 2020

From Men’s Health

As the star of the hit ABC series Shark Tank, Mark Cuban knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in the 21st century. When he’s not running his own businesses, he’s all about learning techniques in order to become—and stay—rich.

The Dallas Mavericks owner recently sat down with Men’s Health for the latest installment of the Men’s Wealth series, where he talks about the tricks he’s picked up over the years while becoming a self-made billionaire. The first recommendation he has for aspiring entrepreneur starts right at home: taking the time to invest in yourself and learning skills which might be useful in the future.

“When you’re first starting and you may or may not have a job, or you’re at a complete uncertainty about your career, what I learned early on is that if I put in the

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Monmouth ‘Hybrid’ Gyms Offer Indoor And Outdoor Options

MONMOUTH COUNTY – Gym owner Stu Rosenstein likens his gym’s reopening to a wedding day.

“It was a mix of all these emotions,” said Rosenstein, owner of OVOX Gym & Training in Morganville. “It’s been an enormous amount of work. It’s like if you plan for your wedding day, and your wedding day comes, you’re excited, you’re nervous – you’re everything.”

After nearly six months under lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey gyms were finally given the green light from the governor to reopen starting Sept. 1. Rosenstein told Patch that he feels “over prepared” after months of planning a pandemic makeover for his indoor gym, which now includes everything from plexiglass dividers between equipment to UV lighting in the facility’s HVAC system.

Related: Gov. Murphy: NJ Gyms, Indoor Amusements Reopen Amid Coronavirus

The fitness industry veteran, who has owned and operated local gyms for upwards of 35 years,

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Tech firms given a year’s notice to reform to protect children online

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Tech firms have been put on a year’s notice to introduce reforms that will protect children from harmful content – or face multi-million pound fines.

Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, has told firms including Facebook, Google and Twitter they have a year to ensure they adhere to a new legally-enforced code that bars them from serving children any content that is “detrimental to their physical, or mental health or well being.”

The Government-backed code will be enforced by fines potentially worth billions of pounds and is designed to prevent a repeat of the case of Molly Russell, the 14-year-old who killed herself after viewing self-harm images on Instagram and other sites.

It will also require the companies to safeguard children’s privacy to prevent them being groomed by paedophiles, to curb “addictive” features like notifications that keep them online and to restrict the firms’ from using personal information for commercial

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‘A thing like this should never happen’

President Donald Trump visits the latest protest epicenter. A “Hotel Rwanda” hero was arrested on terror charges. And believe it or not, that other coronavirus relief bill is still in the works.

It’s Ashley. Let’s talk news. 

But first, this is ‘Supreme’: Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated a couple’s wedding.

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Trump blames ‘anti-American riots’ for Kenosha damage

President Trump arrived in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday to survey damage from a week of violent protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old father paralyzed after being shot by a white police officer. “Kenosha has been ravaged by anti-police and anti-American riots,” Trump said at a roundtable discussion on community safety. The president said his administration would provide $1 million to Kenosha law enforcement, $4 million to help small businesses and more than $42 million to

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Coronavirus vaccine shouldn’t be first-come, first-served

Coronavirus vaccine shouldn’t be first-come, first-served when initial doses become available, and the focus should be on saving the most lives and reducing illness, according to a report released Tuesday.

The report by the National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering said available doses should first go to a “jump-start” group that includes front-line health care workers at the highest risk of being exposed to the virus. Paramedics, firefighters and police also would get priority.

A vaccine probably would be in scare supply when it first became available – with enough doses for only 3% to 4% of the U.S. population – so those at highest risk of sickness and death should be at the front of the line. 

Next on the priority list should be people of all ages with underlying conditions that put them at significantly higher risk of becoming severely ill or dying from COVID-19, according to

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Fauci debunks online theories about COVID mortality rates; NYC delays start of in-class learning

California’s latest reopening plan drew scrutiny, Florida’s governor vowed no more lockdowns, and New York City delayed in-school learning Tuesday, one day after the nation reached 6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus.

A new month could bring new hope to Californians who suffered through their deadliest COVID-19 month in August. The state reported 3,707 deaths connected to COVID-19 in the last month, up 18% over July. But infection and hospitalization rates have been in decline in recent weeks, and average daily deaths also began dropping, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis.

In Iowa, the nation’s latest hot spot, Iowa State University is planning to have around 25,000 fans at its home opener Sept. 12. White House coronavirus experts have warned Iowa leaders that the state has the country’s steepest outbreak and suggested the state should close bars in 61 counties and test all returning college students.

Nationally, Dr. Anthony

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How to Find the Right Life Insurance Policy for You

Ryan Ermey: If you’re considering adding a life insurance policy, you should know that not all policies or indeed types of life insurance are created equal. Jennifer Fitzgerald, CEO and co-founder of online insurance broker Policygenius.com, breaks down the nuances in a main segment interview.

Ryan Ermey: On today’s show, Sandy tells us about new fees that have cropped up since the pandemic, and I break down changes to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. That’s all ahead on this episode of Your Money’s Worth. Stick around.

Ryan Ermey: Welcome to Your Money’s Worth. I’m Kiplinger’s associate editor Ryan Ermey, joined as always by senior editor Sandy Block. Sandy, how are you?

Sandy Block: I’m good, Ryan. How are you?

Ryan Ermey: Not too bad. Headed back to Jersey this weekend, which is always a treat. In the meantime, we’re talking about something a bit less

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Can this trendy drink help you lose weight?

Cucumbers are not what I would consider a glamorous vegetable. When I get them in my farm share, I turn to the old standbys — I add them to salads, make pickles, or blend them up in a gazpacho.

But I did some research, and the internet is full of amazing health claims about the lowly cucumber and its juice. What is cucumber juice good for? Online, you’ll read that it’s the best rejuvenation tonic in the world. It can cleanse and detox the entire body. It’s anti-inflammatory. It can bring down a fever. It burns belly fat, too!

Are any of these cucumber juice nutrition claims true? Sadly, no, according to dietitians who spoke with TODAY. “I do think they have some health properties. However, I think the benefits of juices are overstated,” said Samantha Cassetty, a nutrition and weight-loss expert with a virtual nutrition counseling practice based in

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