Monday, November 28, 2022

Wake-Up Call: 2 Rescued From Dangling Airplane

Daily Mail US Composite

Two people were extricated from a small plane early Monday in Maryland, several hours after they crashed into power lines, causing widespread outages in the surrounding county. Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said the plane was secured to the tower at 12:16 a.m. and the first occupant was removed from the plane at 12:25 a.m. The second occupant was out at 12:36 a.m. Goldstein did not say which of the men, identified by Maryland State Police as pilot Patrick Merkle, 65, of Washington, D.C., and passenger Jan Williams, 66, of Louisiana, were rescued first from the plane that was stuck about 100 feet above the ground. Both men were transported to local trauma centers with non-life threatening injuries.

➤INTEREST RATES COOLING INFLATION: The latest reading of the labor market is expected to show that the Fed has made some progress in cooling the economy with its rate increases, though the moderation likely isn’t enough to deter further rate hikes next year.  Other reports include a survey of manufacturing purchasing managers, consumer confidence and the Fed’s Beige Book of regional economic conditions across the country.

💲CYBER MONDAY:   Look out for a deluge of promotions when Cyber Monday arrives. Typically the biggest online shopping day of the year, Monday could see $11.2 billion of sales, a 5.1% jump from the same day last year, providing a boost to what has been a relatively modest start to the holiday shopping season.  

➤DEADLY FIRE SPARKS ANGRY DEMONSTRATIONS IN CHINA: A deadly fire in Xinjiang has set off public anger against China’s Covid Zero policy, which has been blamed for hampering rescue efforts. Videos capture how demonstrations snowballed in major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan, where people are resorting to innovative ways to evade China’s infamous censors and vent their anger. The protests — deemed by some academics to be the most confrontational street events  since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown  — leave Chinese President Xi Jinping in a difficult position. They may also cast a shadow on the nation’s markets as well as broader risk sentiment among global traders. 

➤FLORIDA WOMAN STOPPED FROM DRIVING VEHICLE INTO 5K RUNNERS DURING RACE: Police in Florida stopped a woman who allegedly was about to drive her car through the route of a 5K run Thanksgiving morning. Authorities said 38-year-old Ashlee Lauren Morgan was driving her 2019 Range Rover Velar while going 60 miles per hour on Thursday as she approached 21st Avenue NE, near the route for the Coffee Pot Turkey Trot. Had Morgan not been stopped by police officers, officials say that she would have caused "mass casualty to race participants."

➤WORKERS AT A BOOT STORE ARE OWED ALMOST 360K BECAUSE SOME WAGES WERE PAID IN GIFT CARDS: A Vancouver store must give workers more than $360,000 after paying half their salaries in gift cards. Dayton Boots has been ordered by Canada's Employment Standards Tribunal to pay its 71 employees a total of $484,995 Canadian Dollars ($361,896 U.S. dollars) after an investigation into its pay practices, with director Eric Hutchingame liable for most of that sum.  Two Dayton employees filed complaints in October 2020 under section 74 of Canada's Employment Standards Act, arguing the company was deducting half their wages and replacing them with store gift cards.

🎆FIREWORKS SPARK FIRE AT HISTORIC MISSION INN IN RIVERSIDE CA: A fireworks display caused a roof fire at the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside on Friday night. The fire broke out on a portion of the roof located in the backside of the resort. The flames were noticed shortly after the show began at 5 p.m, the firework display is part of the annual Festival of Lights show which officially kicked off on Friday. No evacuations were needed and no injuries were reported.

🎥‘BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER’ HOLDS ON TO TOP SPOT OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND:  Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stayed on top at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row. The Marvel film brought in $64 million over the five-day holiday weekend. The Disney animated movie Strange World came in second with $18.6 million over the five-day stretch, and Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery took third place with $13.3 million. Box Office Numbers from Wednesday (November 23rd) through Sunday (November 27th):

1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, $64 million
2. Strange World, $18.6 million
3. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, $13.3 million
4. Devotion, $9 million
5. The Menu, $5.2 million
6. Black Adam, $4.6 million
7. Bones and All, $3.5 million
8. The Fabelmans, $3.1 million
9. Ticket to Paradise, $2.6 million
10. The Chosen: Season Three, $2.2 million

📲THIS CHARGING MISTAKE IS RUINING YOUR PHONE'S BATTERY: We all love to save money but sometimes shaving a few dollars from your tech accessories budget is the wrong move because it only winds up costing you more money in the long run. According to Software Developer Prabhsharan Singh, low-quality chargers can damage mobile phones in a variety of ways, including reducing battery life or destroying the device altogether.  Also, when plugged into a low-quality charger, iPhones are exposed to unsafe levels of power which can cause permanent damage to their internal components or possibly overheat.

🛫FRONTIER AIRLINES DROPS ITS CUSTOMER SERVICE LINE: Frontier airlines will no longer let customers call a phone number in order to speak with a live agent. Customers will now have to rely on other ways to contact the airline, either through a chatbot on their website, a live chat which will be available 24/7, its social media accounts and even their WhatsApp. The call center was eliminated last weekend.

🐔BIRD FLU PROMPTS SLAUGHTER OF 1.8M CHICKENS IN NEBRASKA: Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture said Saturday that the state’s 13th case of bird flu was found on an egg-laying farm in northeast Nebraska’s Dixon County. This year, more than 50 million birds in 46 states have already died, mostly from being slaughtered to control the spread, but some from the deadly virus itself.

STUDY: EATING A SERVING OF DARK, LEAFY GREENS DAILY MAY SLOW MEMORY DECLINE: You really should eat your greens. Rush College researchers found people who eat and drink more foods with flavonols—found in certain fruits and vegetables and in tea—may have slower memory decline in older age. Lead study author Dr. Thomas Holland says simply eating more fruits and vegetables and drinking more tea are easy ways for people to take an active role in maintaining their brain health. He adds in their findings, “those who consumed the highest level of flavonols, an average of seven servings of dark leafy greens a week or one serving of dark, leafy greens a day, versus the lowest [level], had a 32 percent decrease in their rate of cognitive decline.” He adds, “It is never too early, or too late to start making healthy lifestyle changes, especially when it comes to diet.”

➤CAREER CUSHIONING IS THE LATEST WORK TREND:  The economy has a lot of people sweating, so no surprise a new trend sees people talking about “career cushioning.” LinkedIn career expert Catherine Fisher says it’s “taking actions to keep your options open and cushioning for whatever comes next in the economy and job market. Think of it like an insurance policy to set yourself up for success.” People doing this are basically starting the search for their next jobs before they absolutely have to. Fisher says you can career cushion by taking stock of your skills and work on building any missing skills you’d need to land your next great job, staying connected with your network (because you never know who might be looking to hire someone just like you for a new role), and finally, making a plan for the next steps you want to take in your career.

  • Cleveland Browns 23 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
  • Cincinnati Bengals 20 Tennessee Titans 16
  • Miami Dolphins 30 Houston Texans 15
  • New York Jets 31 Chicago Bears 10
  • Washington Commanders 19 Atlanta Falcons 13
  • Carolina Panthers 23 Denver Broncos 10
  • Jacksonville Jaguars 28 Baltimore Ravens 27
  • Los Angeles Chargers 25 Arizona Cardinals 24
  • Las Vegas Raiders 40 Seattle Seahawks 34
  • Kansas City Chiefs 26  Los Angeles Rams 10
  • San Francisco 49ers 13 New Orleans Saints 0
  • Philadelphia Eagles 40 Green Bay Packers 33
📺GIANTS VS COWBOYS SETS NFL REGULAR SEASON RECORD FOR VIEWERS: The Dallas Cowboys 28-20 Thanksgiving Day victory over the New York Giants set a record for the most-watched NFL regular-season game on network television in league history. According to Nielsen, the football game averaged 42 million viewers, surpassing the 41.55 million average for the Dec. 3, 1990, Monday night game between the Giants and San Francisco 49ers on ABC. The Buffalo Bills 28-25 win over the Detroit Lions on CBS was the most-watched early Thanksgiving Day game on record with a 31.6 million average.

🏈NFL STAR OBJ REMOVED FROM MIAMI FLIGHT AFTER REFUSING TO COMPLY WITH SAFETY PROTOCOL: NFL free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from a Los Angeles-bound American Airlines flight Sunday morning at Miami International Airport after refusing to comply with safety protocol. Officers were notified of a medical emergency on an American Airlines flight around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.  The flight crew grew concerned for a passenger, who was identified by police as Beckham, as they tried to wake him to fasten his seat belt. The flight crew was concerned for Beckham, as they tried to wake him to fasten his seat belt. He appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness prior to their departure, but in fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, the attendants called for police and fire rescue. Upon the officers arrival, the flight crew asked Mr. Beckham several times to exit the aircraft, which he refused early on but in the end offboarded the plane.

🏈WISCONSIN BRINGS IN CINCINNATI'S LUKE FICKELL AS COACH: Wisconsin has hired Luke Fickell as its next football coach. Jim Leonhard, the man the players hoped would have become the program’s permanent head coach, was passed over for the position by athletic director Chris McIntosh. The news was stunning to those who have followed the Badgers coaching search and surely hard to swallow for the players. Fickell was scheduled to meet with the team Sunday night.

⚽IRAN CALLS FOR DISCIPLINE AFTER US SOCCER BRIEFLY SCRUBS EMBLEM FROM FLAG:  The US Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supports protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations' World Cup match Tuesday in Qatar. Iran's government reacted by accusing US Soccer of removing the name of God from their national flag, and the Iranian football federation says their country will lodge a complaint with FIFA over the scrubbing of the Islamic Republic emblem. FIFA did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the dispute.

  • Costa Rica 1 Japan 0
  • Morocco 2 Belgium 0
  • Croatia 4 vs Canada 1
  • Spain 1 vs Germany 1
⚽SAUDI VIEWERS ANGRY OVER APPARENT BAN ON WORLD CUP STREAMING: World Cup viewers in Saudi Arabia say the government has blocked a Qatari-owned streaming service that was supposed to broadcast matches in Saudi Arabia.  The suspension has stunned and outraged customers of TOD TV, which holds the rights to show the World Cup in Saudi Arabia. TOD TV is owned by Qatar's beIN Sports Media Group. TOD TV, the Saudi Media Ministry and Foreign ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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