‘Staunch advocate’ for mental health patients slain outside Brickyard Mall: authorities
Charges are pending Thursday for person who is in police custody after a fatal shooting outside the Brickyard Mall that left a 47-year-old woman who was a “beloved” mental health expert at Cermak Health Services, authorities said.chicagotribune.com
Corporate landlords are gobbling up U.S. suburbs. These homeowners are fighting back.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Her 3-bedroom 2-bath house with vinyl siding had never attracted so many admirers. Every week, the mail brought more postcard offers: Sell now! Will buy as is! Everyone in the neighborhood was getting them. To Valerie Hamilton, then president of the Potters Glen Homeowners Association, it didn't sit right. Already, more than 20 homeowners in her Charlotte neighborhood had sold out to investors and their houses had been quickly converted to rentals.Subscribe to The Post Most newnews.yahoo.com
Corporate landlords are gobbling up U.S. suburbs. These homeowners are fighting back.
One in four homes sold in the Charlotte metro area last year were bought by investors — the second-highest share of all metros that Redfin analyzed. The trend hits predominantly Black neighborhoods the hardest.washingtonpost.com
Pakistan shock West Indies for 1st World Cup win in 13 years
Off-spinner Nida Dar took four wickets for 10 runs as previously winless Pakistan beat the West Indies by eight wickets Monday in a match shortened to 20 overs per side at the Women’s Cricket World Cup. Pakistan’s battery of spin bowlers came into its own in sticky conditions at Seddon Park to deal a blow to the West Indies' hopes of reaching the semifinals. The West Indies managed only 89-7 from its 20 overs and Pakistan surpassed that total with seven balls to spare, led by opener Muneeba Ali's 37 from 43 balls in her first innings at the tournament.news.yahoo.com
Nice try but no potato for New Zealand couple's giant find
A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world’s largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Hamilton have had their dreams turned to mash after Guinness World Records wrote to say that scientific testing had found it wasn’t, in fact, a potato after all.
NASCAR champion Larson among many conflicted by F1 finish
NASCAR champion Kyle Larson's first Formula One race was the season finale and he is as conflicted as anyone over the controversial ending of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Funny, Larson was wondering how he could get into Formula One.news.yahoo.com
Actor Christopher Jackson talks return of "Freestyle Love Supreme" to Broadway, CBS series "Bull"
Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson is making his return to Broadway in the improv hip-hop show "Freestyle Love Supreme." Plus, we'll ask him to reflect on the success of "Hamilton," the “Sex and the City” reboot and the sixth season of the CBS series "Bull."news.yahoo.com
Study Suggests Combination Therapy Cuts Risk Of Strokes, Heart Attacks In Half
HAMILTON, Ontario — Combination therapy of aspirin, statins, and at least two blood pressure medications given in fixed doses can slash the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease by more than half, reads a new study. Fixed-dose combination therapies including aspirin cut the risk of heart attacks by 53 percent, stroke by 51 percent, and deaths from cardiovascular causes by 49 percent. Approximately 19 million people worldwide die of cardiovascular disease, and twice as many experience heart attacks or strokes every year. Joseph is the first author of the meta-analysis study by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences. “The World Heart Federation is committed to promoting cardiovascular health for everyone by reducing the cardiovascular disease burden worldwide, in both developed and developing countries,” said World Heart Federation president Fausto Pinto.thewestsidegazette.com
Commonly-Used Pesticide Could be Partly Responsible for Obesity Crisis: Study
HAMILTON, ONTARIO — An increased calorie intake or eating in larger quantities are the probable answers when considering the cause of obesity. The study led by McMaster University scientists has found that chlorpyrifos could be partially responsible for the global obesity crisis. The findings of the study were published in the journal “Nature Communications.” The Canadian Institutes of Health Research provided external funding for the study. Reducing this burning of calories—a process known as diet-induced thermogenesis—causes the body to store these extra calories, promoting obesity. We know brown fat is activated during cold and when we eat.thewestsidegazette.com
Commonly-Used Pesticide Could Be Partly Responsible For Obesity Crisis: Study
HAMILTON, Ontario — An increased calorie intake or eating in larger quantities are the probable answers when considering the cause of obesity. The study led by McMaster University scientists has found that chlorpyrifos could be partially responsible for the global obesity crisis. The findings of the study were published in the journal “Nature Communications.” The Canadian Institutes of Health Research provided external funding for the study. Reducing this burning of calories—a process known as diet-induced thermogenesis—causes the body to store these extra calories, promoting obesity. We know brown fat is activated during cold and when we eat.thewestsidegazette.com
Glitzy Fugitive Couple Nabbed in ‘Extremely Brutal’ Murder Case
Handout/Hamilton PoliceAfter a three-month-long manhunt, the glamorous daughter of a prominent Canadian businesswoman and her boyfriend were finally arrested in connection to a February shooting that killed a 39-year-old man and left his pregnant fiancée fighting for her life in a hospital.Yun “Lucy” Li, 25, and her partner Oliver Karafa, 28, fled Canada by boarding a flight to Eastern Europe just a day after the incident. According to Hamilton law enforcement, they traveled through Slovakia, Kanews.yahoo.com
The Latest on Selection Sunday: Virginia delays trip to Indy
Virginia was forced to withdraw from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Saturday because of a single COVID-19 case. They were already missing David McCormack and Tristan Enaruna, who both tested positive before the conference tournament. Pitino is the fifth coach to lead five teams to the NCAA Tournament, joining Lon Kruger and Tuby Smith. The Cougars routed Cincinnati in the AAC final, ending the Bearcats hope of slipping into the NCAA Tournament field of 68 as an automatic qualifier. 7 Houston and Cincinnati, which needs to win to get in the NCAA field.
'The Bachelor' host stepping away after racial controversy
In a new statement posted Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 Harrison apologized again for defending the actions by a contestant that many consider offensive. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” says he is stepping down from his TV role and is “ashamed” for his handling of a swirling racial controversy at the ABC dating show. In a new statement posted Saturday, Harrison apologized again for defending the actions by a contestant that are considered offensive. Harrison came under fire after an interview on “Extra” when he was asked about racially insensitive past behavior from current “Bachelor” contestant Rachael Kirkconnell. “We all need to have a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion," he said in the interview.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: ‘Even as we grieved, we grew.’
American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew." Did you catch the 2 @HamiltonMusical references in the inaugural poem? “That day gave me a second wave of energy to finish the poem,” Gorman told the AP. Two other books come out in September — the illustrated “Change Sings” and a volume of her inaugural poem and other works.
Child care crisis pushes US mothers out of the labor force
Research is increasingly pointing to a retreat of working mothers from the U.S. labor force as the pandemic leaves parents with few child care options and the added burden of navigating distance learning. In the long-term, the crisis could stall if not reverse decades of hard-fought gains by working women who are still far from achieving labor force parity with men. Overall, the drop translates into 1.3 million women exiting the labor force since February. Between February and April, labor force participation fell 3.2% among mothers with children younger than 6, and 4.3% for those with children 6 to 12. We already knew there was a large gender inequality in the labor force, and the pandemic just makes this worse, Landivar said.
5 musicals that should be filmed for a streaming network since Broadway is still closed
Considering Disney+ saw a 72% increase in downloads of its app over the weekend, it’s safe to say that bringing musicals filmed on stage to a mass audience is a pretty good idea. Some will argue that theater is meant to be consumed live, but with so much uncertainty about when Broadway will return, it’s not a bad idea to start filming more Broadway musicals and plays for streaming networks. While it’s still a wildly popular musical, fans have been begging for some sort of movie version for years. Disney’s most popular and long-running show on Broadway is “The Lion King,” and it’s hard to imagine the people wouldn’t love to watch a filmed version of this production. Do you plan to watch “Hamilton?” Are there any musicals you’d like to see from the comfort of your home?
What you need to know before streaming ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ over the weekend
Since there’s likely to be a good chunk of people who will watch “Hamilton” over the weekend who’ve probably never seen it before, here is a quick rundown of what you need to know before experiencing the phenomenon. The “Hamilton” on Disney+ is a filmed version of the show, not a movie. It’s easy to call the version of “Hamilton” coming out on Disney+ a movie, but technically, it’s the stage version, filmed. An actual movie version of “Hamilton” will probably happen eventually, but this is a great way to really capture the magic of the stage version of the show. And because the people at Disney are incredibly smart, free trials of the streaming service have ended, so if you want to watch, you’re going to have to sign up.
Here’s how to win $10 tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in South Florida
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Fans of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” can now enter a lottery for $10 tickets to see the show during its run in West Palm Beach and Miami. “Hamilton” is in the midst of a 20-day run at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. It then comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from Feb. 18-March 15. Winners will be notified by 11 a.m. the day before the scheduled performance and will have until 4 p.m. that day to claim their $10 tickets. It’s a good thing Alexander Hamilton is on the $10 bill and not, say, the $100 bill.
Surfer Bethany Hamilton lives 'an unstoppable life' after shark attack
CNN Video(CNN) - In 2003, when Hawaiian surfer Bethany Hamilton was just 13 years old, she lost her arm in a shark attack while surfing in Kauai. Her positive approach has also given her a unique perspective on life after the attack. She won the National Scholastic Surfing Association National Championship for the 18-and-under age group in 2005. Her unique journey and positive perspective has inspired people around the world and has now manifested itself into a documentary, 'Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable.' As good a surfer as Hamilton is, she is not immune to wipeouts, but every time she gets knocked down, she gets back on her board.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's new show opens on Broadway
Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming back to Broadway. "Freestyle Love Supreme" is set to hit the Great White Way in the fall. NEW YORK - Lin-Manuel Miranda's new improvisatory hip-hop musical show opens today on Broadway. "Freestyle Love Supreme" was co-created by Thomas Kail, Anthony Veneziale, and Lin-Manuel Miranda of "Hamilton" fame. Other occasional performers for the Broadway run include Christopher Jackson, Wayne Brady and Daveed Diggs -- who played George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Thomas Jefferson in "Hamilton," respectively.
James Cameron teases possible 'Terminator' trilogy
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(CNN) - "Terminator: Dark Fate" picks up after James Cameron's "Terminator: Judgment Day," and a new trailer for the franchise's latest installment is here. Fans shouldn't expect this latest movie, produced by Cameron and directed by Tim Miller of "Deadpool," to wrap up the "Terminator" saga. Cameron told Deadline this week he is thinking of an entirely new trilogy. "We spent several weeks breaking story and figuring out what type of story we wanted to tell so we would have something to pitch Linda (Hamilton, aka Sarah Connor)," Cameron said. "If we get fortunate enough to make some money with 'Dark Fate' we know exactly where we can go with the subsequent films," Cameron said.
Her software put men on the moon
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - The first footsteps on the moon belonged to two men, but they may never have made it there if not for Margaret Hamilton. The software engineer developed the onboard computer programs that powered NASA's Apollo missions, including the 1969 moon landing. Who is Margaret Hamilton? The software's emergency preparedness is thought to have helped save the mission, Hamilton wrote. Hamilton never left the Earth's atmosphere, but without her groundbreaking software, it's unlikely that the American flag would've been planted on the moon in July 1969.