Pediatricians says it is now riskier to keep schools CLOSED because of mental health problems

The COVID-19 pandemic is poised to make the 2020-21 school year as challenging as the last but now doctors believe the benefits for children being in school far outweigh the risks of catching coronavirus. In the spring the virus shuttered nearly every school building in a historic disruption of education. Schools were forced to shift to distance learning almost overnight. As the coronavirus continues to ravage different regions, K-12 leaders are being forced to close and reopen for in-person lessons as infection rates ebb and flow. Michigan City Area Schools…

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Domino’s launches ‘roulette pizza’ with one slice spiked with ghost chilli sauce for Halloween

Domino’s have created a limited-edition ‘roulette pizza’ add on that allows customers to spike one slice with ghost chilli sauce and serve it to their unsuspecting friends for Halloween.  The hot chilli sauce option will only be available from Monday October 26 until Sunday November 1 and can be added to any pizza from the classic base collection, including the Godfather, BBQ Meatlovers and Vegan Margharita. Domino’s translucent ghost chilli sauce is made from one of the most extreme chilli peppers in the world, known as the Yellow Bhut Jolokia…

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Newborn Halloween lambs arrive out of season 

Lambing season is usually spring but in one part of Britain they’ve arrived – in time for Halloween. The mild climate means the sheep at the Big Sheep attraction in Bideford, Devon are happy to lamb in autumn. Owner Rick Turner said it’s not unheard of – but isn’t common. ‘About one per cent of the national flock is born in autumn,’ he said. New born lambs are seen frolicking with pumpkins on a farm in Bideford, Devon Lams are more associated with the arrival of spring than winter but…

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EastEnders director sacked after turning up to work ahead of receiving a positive covid-19 diagnosis

An EastEnders director has been sacked from the set after turning up to work ahead of a positive covid-19 diagnosis.  Joe Nugent, a first assistant director at the show, took a test for coronavirus after feeling unwell over the weekend of October 10, reports The Sun. Despite experiencing symptoms of the virus Mr Nugent went into work as normal at the BBC‘s Elstree set in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, for the following Monday and Tuesday. The director only notified colleagues after his test result came back positive on Tuesday evening – having already…

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Biden rips Hunter Biden email leak as ‘smear campaign,’ says Russia trying to spread disinformation

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden slammed the recent reports of his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings, calling them a “smear campaign” and arguing that the information is part of a Russian disinformation campaign. Speaking on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” the former vice president lambasted the reports and cast blame on President Trump’s personal attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who Biden said is being duped by the Russians. “From what I’ve read and know the intelligence community warned the president that Giuliani was being fed disinformation from the Russians,”…

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California’s dire coronavirus prediction was wrong, hospitalizations went down instead 

In late September, California officials predicted that the state could see a whopping 89% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations within the next month. But 30 days after that dire prediction, the rates of virus-related hospitalizations have gone down. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state’s health and human services secretary, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 25 as saying that the state was on track to have more than 4,800 people hospitalized with the coronavirus by Oct. 25.   In this image taken from a live-streamed video from the California…

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French prosecutors probing Jeffrey Epstein widen probe to include Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell is under investigation by French authorities over allegations that she was involved in convicted-paedophile Jeffrey Epstein‘s offending in the country. Investigators are looking into claims that Epstein – who had a £7million Paris apartment – raped and abused minors in the French capital.  It has now been revealed that Maxwell is also being probed by prosecutors who ‘received information from US investigators’. A source told The Mirror: ‘Both Epstein and Maxwell have a long history and many connections to France. ‘As detectives dug further into allegations against him and after receiving…

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Hundreds of thousands lose power as Northern California braces for more wildfires – NBC News

Hundreds of thousands of people lost power in dozens of California counties Sunday as weather forecasters predicted the most powerful winds of the year and the potential for more raging wildfires, officials said. Pacific Gas & Electric, which supplies power to millions across Northern and Central California, had shut off electricity to 225,000 customers by Sunday night, said Mark Quinlan, the utility’s incident commander. Another 136,000 were expected to lose power by midnight, he said. The outages are expected to hit 36 counties, he said. The company, which pleaded guilty…

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Dodgers vs. Rays: World Series Game 5 live stream, TV channel, watch MLB playoffs online – CBS Sports

Getty Images The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays will play Game 5 of the 2020 World Series on Sunday night. The stakes are straightforward: whoever wins will have the 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. In other words, it’s a best-of-three series from here on out. The action will be taking place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, with the Rays — who won Game 4 on Saturday night on a preposterous walk-off — serving as the “host” for the final time this year. Now, let’s set…

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