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December 2, 2020

Winter

Cleveland Lifts Moratorium on Water and Power Shutoffs at Height of Pandemic, Amid Snowstorm. Unconscionable.

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge Cleveland City Hall Facebook Live Video Frank Jackson (5/4/2020). For Giving Tuesday, one thing that would be cool is if the City of Cleveland gave a shit about its residents. Instead, we have an administration that saw fit, as the year’s first snowstorm struck Monday night, to......

Winter weather advisory for southeast Mich. as rain turns to snow

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A low-pressure system turned Monday’s early rain into snow, with accumulations forecast for southeast Michigan up to 3 inches. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 3 p.m. Monday until noon Tuesday for Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne,......

Analysis: A leaderless America slips deep into a grim pandemic winter

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The darkest holiday season in modern history beckons, yet President Donald Trump and his closest aides, sulking after his election defeat, are doing little to save lives, apart from claiming credit for a vaccine that represents a way out......

Moscow opens its biggest outdoor ice rink for winter amid pandemic

Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Across town one ice rink has been converted into a COVID-19 hospital, but some Moscow residents took to the ice late on Friday as the city’s biggest outdoor rink opened for winter during the pandemic. The rink in the Soviet-era VDNKh amusement park in northern Moscow opened......

As Winter Arrives, Heaters Become a Survival Tool for Businesses

New York Times
The must-have accessory for many businesses this winter is basic, but lately it has been hard to find: the humble space heater. As coronavirus cases surge, and as people shun or are even barred from gathering in indoor spaces, restaurants, hotels and office buildings are installing outdoor heaters on sidewalks......

Cubs Face Franchise-Altering Decisions This Winter

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc3MDQ2NDA4Nzc4NDkxMDIz/kris-bryant.jpg Matt Martell Theo Epstein’s resignation as the Cubs’ president of baseball operations signified a turning point for the organization. More so than any individual player or manager, the resurgence of the Cubs over the last decade was because of Epstein. Make no mistake, 2021 is a transition year for......

Looking Ahead: Farmer’s Almanac Predictions for Cleveland This Winter

ClevelandScene
Well, we have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that global warming is ramping up to a terrifying degree and the world is screwed. The good news is that, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Cleveland is going to have a mild-ish winter. On the......

Pritzker says winter COVID-19 deaths could dwarf spring numbers

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave an ominous prognostication Wednesday regarding COVID-19 deaths in Illinois. With an additional 140 deaths being reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health, 11,014 people have now died from COVID-19 and related illnesses. During his......

New restrictions could complicate long winter for Maine hospitality businesses

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here With winter around the corner, Maine bars and tasting rooms have been ordered to delay indoor service until further notice in accordance with new state mandates to help prevent spread of the coronavirus. The restrictions present another hurdle for......

Yen claws back ground as looming winter chills vaccine cheer

Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) – The safe-haven Japanese yen sat near a one-week high and a steady U.S. dollar held commodity currencies in check on Wednesday, as worries about rising coronavirus cases tempered optimism around promising vaccine trials. FILE PHOTO: A Japan Yen note is seen in this illustration photo taken June......

I Photographed Foggy Forest Roads And Paths In The Netherlands During Each Season (30 Pics)

IA
I love photographing forests when it’s really foggy in my homeland of The Netherlands. Next to photographing inside of the forest, I always find the roads that lead to those forests to be super photogenic too. These pictures were taken across all four seasons of the year. Here’s a collection......

The creator of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine says life could return to normal by next winter

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech. Andreas Arnold | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON — Daily life may return to normal by next winter, according to one of the creators of the highly-anticipated prospective coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech.......

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