Saying Goodbye to Australia

With an upcoming departure from Sydney, one Australian reporter reflects on the experience of home and the country’s culture of simple pleasures. Relaxing near Bondi Beach.Credit…Andrew Quilty for The New York Times Sept. 11, 2020, 5:37 a.m. ET The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. This week’s issue is written by Isabella Kwai, a reporter with the Australia bureau. It was the slow pace that struck me most when …

Yankees mailbag: What derailed potential Starling Marte trade

You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Yankees. It seems the Yankees have given up on Miguel Andujar. He has not been given equal opportunity to get his timing, like [Clint] Frazier, [Mike] Ford and even [Tyler] Wade. … Why after he proved he’s an elite hitter, run producer, have …

Orange County to offer drive-thru voting for election at Honda Center

In these pandemic times, Orange County voters are about to be presented with an intriguing option: Cast your ballot without leaving your car. Honda Center in Anaheim will serve as a polling place for the presidential election, with all Orange County citizens invited to drop off ballots there or vote in person — either inside the arena or inside their vehicle. “A polling place in your car,” said Neal Kelley, Orange County’s registrar of voters. Honda Center will be a …

Nearly 200 current and former Uber employees sue over stock agreement

Nearly 200 current and former Uber employees sued the company Thursday, alleging it broke an agreement that would have granted them shares at a lower rate and saved them millions of dollars in income tax. The lawsuit challenges a key element in Silicon Valley recruitment: restricted stock unit (RSU) agreements. Tech companies, especially in their early days, often offer employees stock options to lure talent to take a chance on them, even if they are unable to offer hefty salaries as they begin …

Montenegro election: Long-ruling party faces tough challenge

Image copyright ReutersPartial results from the parliamentary election in Montenegro indicate that the pro-Western party of the long-serving president Milo Djukanovic may struggle to form a government. The Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) has been in power for 30 years. Early results suggest the DPS – which has never lost an election – has won the largest share of the vote. But the main opposition coalition, which leans towards Russia and Serbia, is close behind. Even if the DPS wins …

15 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans battles COVID-19

Erica Elaine Harris lives a quiet life in San Francisco as an in-demand nanny with an infectious love for children. She rarely reflects on the fact she survived the deadliest natural disaster in United States history. Some 15 years ago, many New Orleanians braced for what they believed to be just another hurricane. Some, in classic New Orleans fashion, even attended hurricane parties. No forecasts, no predictions could have prepared the city for what struck that Monday. The storm seemed …

Pandemic leads some high school athletes move to other states to play football

Landon Nelson knew he wanted to play college football since the eighth grade. So when officials in California announced that the state would not be allowing fall sports because of COVID-19, he and his family uprooted their lives so he could stay in the game. “I knew there’s always a possibility that they could not play in the spring, and I couldn’t really take that risk,” said Nelson, a senior defensive back from San Luis Obispo, a city about halfway …

WATCH: Falwell accuser details alleged affair

Transcript for Falwell accuser details alleged affair We’ll go to the scandal rocked liberty university and its evangelical leader, Jerry Falwell Jr. A former pool attendant, Giancarlo Granda, calls Falwell a predator saying he engaged in sexual liaisons with his wife while Falwell watched. A second allegation overnight from a former student at liberty. Reporter: This is a scandal that seems to grow deeper and wider by the day for a man that was once at the top of his …

Teen arrested in Kenosha shooting promoted ‘Blue Lives Matter,’ posed with firearms online

The videos that spread rapidly across social media on Tuesday evening all showed a similar figure: a white man of medium build, a backwards tan cap, an olive green T-shirt, dark pants, blue gloves, a rifle and a side bag. “I’m Kyle, by the way,” the man says in one video. That man now appears to be Kyle Rittenhouse, according to numerous videos from Tuesday night posted online and a Facebook account with pictures that match the man in the …

First Documented Coronavirus Reinfection Reported in Hong Kong

The patient did mount an immune response to the new infection, however, and did not experience symptoms. A pedestrian footbridge in Hong Kong last month. The reinfection case underscores the need for a vaccine that produces a powerful immune response, scientists said.Credit…Anthony Kwan/Getty Images Aug. 24, 2020, 12:29 p.m. ET A 33-year-old man was infected a second time with the coronavirus more than four months after his first bout, the first documented case of so-called reinfection, researchers in Hong Kong …

Back To School Recipe: Easy-To-Make Spicy Tofu Ramen For Dorm Room Cooking! 

August 18, 2020 at 11:00 am Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Healthy eating is essential in college to set yourself up for a successful, happy lifestyle, but it’s often one of the first habits to fall by the wayside as the semester ramps up. That’s when you need quick and easy recipes. Take this spicy Tofu Ramen recipe from The Plant-Based College Cookbook (out now from Simon & Schuster, a ViacomCBS company). Not only is it simple to make even for the busiest student, but it’s …

Reporting backlog continues to affect L.A. County COVID-19 case numbers

Los Angeles County public health officials on Sunday reported 1,192 new cases of COVID-19 and nine related deaths but said both numbers were artificially low due to a weekend reporting lag. L.A. County has reported totals of more than 222,000 cases and more than 5,240 deaths. The latest case numbers did not include a pending backlog of lab reports the county has been expecting the state to send via its electronic reporting system for more than a week. The backlog …

Mothers, Babies Stranded in Ukraine Surrogacy Industry

Virus travel bans are wreaking havoc on surrogacy agencies that help same-sex couples build families. Ira, a surrogate mother who traveled to Northern Cyprus to give birth in February, watched the newborn die on a table while doctors worked to save her own life.Credit…Oksana Parafeniuk for The New York Times KYIV, Ukraine — Tears streamed down Yevhenia Troyan’s face as her flight took off from Northern Cyprus, one of the odd corners of Europe where Ukrainian surrogacy agencies have set …

Belarus: Vladimir Putin ‘pledges support’ for President Lukashenko

  Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says that Russia has agreed to offer security assistance in the case of external military threats. Mr Lukashenko also voiced concerns over Nato military exercises taking place in neighbouring Poland and Lithuania. The news comes as the embattled president faces mass protests over the disputed 9 August election. Thousands gathered outside state television on Saturday, demanding full coverage of the demonstrations.   The unrest erupted after President Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in last …

Your Thursday Briefing

We’re covering the real estate that ties mainland China more closely to Hong Kong, New Zealand’s partial lockdown and a reckoning in Australia over a history of oppression. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaking in Wellington, New Zealand, on Wednesday.Credit…Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images New Zealand returns to partial lockdown Parts of New Zealand were back under lockdown on Wednesday, a day after officials confirmed the country’s first locally transmitted cases of the coronavirus in months. Four people from the same family were …

2 – Keeping Your Marriage And Its Blanket Of Love

There is clear to an ideal marital relationship. If marital relationship could give you a glimpse of heaven, it might offer you as much of hell. There is even a well-known stating where the ideal marriage can just be discovered between a deaf and a blind couple, due to the fact that the deaf husband can not hear the nagging of his wife, while the blind partner can not see the imperfections of her spouse. Obviously, there are likewise those …

Education & Teaching – Language Acquisition

Brenda Geier K-12 Reading Expert – The research study informs us that with the support of moms and dads, caregivers, and early youth teachers, as well as direct exposure to a literacy-rich environment, kids progress from emergent to conventional reading. As Anderson, Hiebert, Scott, and Wilkinson (1985) state, “The single most crucial activity for constructing the understanding needed for eventual success in reading is checking out aloud to kids, especially during the preschool years”. Children checked out to establish background …

Is too much homework a bad thing?

When one of my children was in third grade, my spouse and I were sitting at moms and dad instructor conference. I was a little shocked when my hubby asked the teacher to offer our child more homework. He didn’t feel like she was being challenged enough. I was also satisfied, since I worked nights, and it left my partner in charge of supervising homework. I knew he had been paying attention to what the kids were doing. Exists such …

How to Treat Your Infant’s Cold

Your baby’s cold can be just as hard on you as it is on her. However you can help relieve your infant’s discomfort and keep the infection from aggravating by guaranteeing she gets enough rest and liquids, which would consist of breast milk or formula if she’s less than 4 months old. Older babies can have a little water, and by six months she can start drinking juices. To eliminate blockage, attempt squeezing some over-the-counter saline service drops into each …

v 100 – How to Increase Your IQ– Surefire!

What if I were to tell you that just six months from now your IQ could be 25 percent higher than what it is today? And what if I informed you that all you needed to do was carry out an easy everyday workout that would make it occur? In fact, there is strong evidence that by doing this one simple exercise, you can significantly increase your IQ– and even make yourself a genius! What is this easy, simple and …