Winter

Iran’s smog, blackouts made worse by power-sapping crypto mining

Outages have been compounded by cryptocurrency mining, which uses banks of high-powered computers. Cities across Iran have been cloaked in thick layers of toxic smog and darkened by blackouts, as the alleged use of low-quality fuel and power-sucking cryptocurrency mining deepen the country’s hardships. Tehran’s Hamshahri newspaper, the country’s most-read daily, ran the headline, “20 Days Living in Smoke,” on Wednesday over a photo of the capital covered in smog. Power plants have been forced to switch to burning low-grade fuel oils to generate electricity because high levels of domestic consumption have led to natural-gas shortages, the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency reported. Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh denied earlier this week that any of Iran’s power stations are us...

Official: One million Americans vaccinated against coronavirus

More than a million people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield said Wednesday. “The United States achieved an early but important milestone today — jurisdictions have now reported that more than one million people have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine since administration began 10 days ago,” said Redfield. In a call with reporters, Moncef Slaoui, chief advisor of the government’s Operation Warp Speed, said that the objective of immunizing 20 million people this month was “unlikely to be met.” But he said the US was still aiming for 100 million people immunized by the end of the first quarter of 2021, and another 100 million by the second quarter. Three million doses...

Joe Biden urges Americans to be safe during holiday, fight coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday pleaded with Americans to take steps to remain safe as COVID-19 cases surge on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday and pledged again to make combating the pandemic a top priority when he takes office in January. “I believe you always deserve to hear the truth from your president. We have to slow the growth of this virus. We owe it to the doctors and the nurses and the frontline workers … We owe it to our fellow citizens,” Biden said. He urged people to forgo big family gatherings, wear protective masks and maintain social distancing. “I know we can and we will beat this virus,” Biden added, acknowledging that Americans are feeling pandemic fatigue. “Life is going to return to normal. I promise you. This will happen. This will not last forever.” T...

Canadian premier urges residents to stay home as coronavirus cases spike

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Canadians to stay home, avoid contact with others and follow public health rules to help slow the spread of COVID-19, after health officials warned of a possible explosive surge in virus cases. The post Canadian premier urges residents to stay home as coronavirus cases spike appeared first on TODAY. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back their fair share of Internet revenue.

Coronavirus vaccine eclipses US elections as economic game-changer

It started on Monday when Pfizer announced that the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with Germany’s BioNTech proved 90 percent effective in a late-stage trial. The post Coronavirus vaccine eclipses US elections as economic game-changer appeared first on TODAY. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back their fair share of Internet revenue.

US election: Donald Trump makes first appearance since ‘defeat’

US President Donald Trump makes his first official post-election appearance Wednesday for what should be a moment of national unity to mark Veteran’s Day, now marred by his refusal to acknowledge Joe Biden’s win. The president visited Arlington National Cemetery around 11:00 am, four days after US media projected his Democratic rival would take the White House. Since then he has not addressed the nation other than via Twitter, and has not conceded to Biden, as is traditional once a winner is projected in a US vote. And with Covid-19 cases shattering records across the country and states imposing new restrictions in a push to contain the virus before winter arrives, Trump seems to have all but shelved normal presidential duties. Instead, he has remained shut up inside the presidential mansi...

23 Cute and Stylish Jumpers, Cardigans, and Knits that are Getting Us Excited for Autumn

Autumn is here and so are the cosiest, cutest, and most colourful jumpers for the chilly months. We all might have our go-to knits for snuggling up every year, but it’s exciting to see our favourite designer and high street brands releasing fresh new jumpers and tons of sustainable offerings for the new season. We’re taking the best trends of 2020 and finding chic jumpers to match, like knits with adorable puff sleeves, tie-dye prints, pastel tones, or a jumper that adds a bright pop of colour to your autumnal outfits. Maybe you love a chunky oversize jumper, or something more fitted and sleek. Perhaps you’re looking for a complementary colour to complete your monochromatic looks, or are open to swapping your usual knits for an on-trend cardigan. Whichever style you fancy...

23 Cute and Stylish Jumpers, Cardigans, and Knits that Make Us Excited for Autumn

Autumn is here and so are the cosiest, cutest, and most colourful jumpers for the chilly months. We all might have our go-to knits for snuggling up every year, but it’s exciting to see our favourite designer and high street brands releasing fresh new jumpers and tons of sustainable offerings for the new season. We’re taking the best trends of 2020 and finding chic jumpers to match, like knits with adorable puff sleeves, tie-dye prints, pastel tones, or a jumper that adds a bright pop of colour to your autumnal outfits. Maybe you love a chunky oversize jumper, or something more fitted and sleek. Perhaps you’re looking for a complementary colour to complete your monochromatic looks, or are open to swapping your usual knits for an on-trend cardigan. Whichever style you fancy...