Dwight Howard (Philadelphia 76ers) with an alley oop vs the Utah Jazz, 03/03/2021
Dwight Howard (Philadelphia 76ers) with an alley oop vs the Utah Jazz, 03/03/2021
In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to give them a boost. Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, at a conference Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu. Beijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses in other countries while also trying to promote doubt about the effectiveness of Western vaccines.
The Dodgers honored Tommy Lasorda on Saturday and made sure he was pounding his chest with pride from high above with a 9-5 win against the Nationals.
"Promising Young Woman" star Carey Mulligan hosted "Saturday Night Live" with some help from her famous husband, Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford.
"Tequila Shots" rapper Kid Cudi paid tribute to Chris Farley and Kurt Cobain with his striking wardrobe choices on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."
Bo Bichette had five RBIs, Randal Grichuk hit a three-run double during a seven-run second inning and the Toronto Blue Jays stopped a four-game skid by routing the Los Angeles Angels 15-1 on Saturday night following a rain delay that lasted more than 2 1/2 hours. Bichette had two-run doubles in the third and fourth, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. added RBI singles in both innings as the Blue Jays went up 14-1. The pair drew bases-loaded walks in the second from José Quintana (0-1), who allowed seven runs, five hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings.
Andreas Athanasiou, Alex Iafallo and Dustin Brown scored in the second period ad the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Saturday night. Jeff Carter also scored and Jonathan Quick made 26 saves as the Kings beat the Sharks for just the second time in eight meetings this season. Dylan Gambrell and Timo Meier scored for the Sharks, who now trail St. Louis by four points for the fourth and final playoff spot from the West Division.
Saturday Night Live took shots at films like Ammonite, Portrait of A Lady on Fire and The World to Come in a sketch featuring Carey Mulligan and Heidi Gardner as secret lovers. The sketch, which took on a trailer format, called out a common trend featured in a number of award-winning lesbian romance films. Mulligan […]
Twenty-one people are trapped underground after a coal mine flooded in the Xinjiang region.
"At least you can agree this country has made a lot of progress" (not), notes Alex Moffat in spoof "Eye on Minnesota."
A video journalist covering an April 10 anti-eviction demonstration in Detroit, Michigan, filmed himself being assaulted and confronted by multiple protesters.In this footage shot by Brendan Gutenschwager, he is called a “f****** nazi” and told he is “the threat” by a man in a plaid shirt who breaks away from the march to confront him.In another altercation, a man wearing a backpack with a “PRESS” patch tells Gutenschwager, “It’s time for you to leave.” Gutenschwager replies that he is “a working journalist,” to which the man says “it doesn’t f****** matter.” The man then attempts to grab Gutenschwager’s camera.In a third incident, Gutenschwager’s camera abruptly stops filming as he follows the anti-eviction march along a street with a high fence on his right. When the video resumes he is filming from the other side of the fence. “I think you’re bleeding, bro,” a woman says, moments before he is verbally harassed by two people who had previously confronted him.“Just got assaulted attempting to cover an anti-eviction march in Detroit this afternoon,” Gutenschwager wrote of the final incident. “A member of the protest ‘security’ ran up, grabbed my camera and forced me against a building.”Gutenschwager regularly works with Storyful. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
Apr. 11—U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright offered a small gesture of thanks to Pennsylvania Army National Guard service members Saturday in Hazleton in recognition of the sacrifices that service members made over the past two years. Cartwright presented a box of thank-you cards, notes and posters that he collected through his "Gratitude for the Guard" campaign to members of Alpha Troop, 2-104 Cavalry ...
Apr. 11—Carbon County will join other counties and lawmakers in a federal suit involving the Delaware River Basin Commission and its ban on natural gas fracking in the Delaware River Basin. The county commissioners on Thursday accepted a proposal from Newman Williams PC of Stroudsburg to represent them in the suit seeking to overturn a moratorium on natural gas drilling and fracking near the ...
Apr. 11—More than 19,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered at Lehigh Valley Hospital's facilities in Hazleton as of Thursday as hospital officials are reporting slight increases in the number of positive cases and admissions, the hospital's vice chair of the department of medicine said. With the state in the 1B phase of its vaccination efforts, hospital officials are encouraging ...
A study in Israel found Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to be less effective on the variant found in South Africa.However, the variant's occurrence in the country is low, and the research has also not been peer-reviewed. The study, released on Saturday, compared almost 400 people who tested positive at least two weeks after receiving one or two doses of the vaccine against the same number who had tested positive but were unvaccinated. It also matched age and gender, among other characteristics. South Africa's variant was found to make up 1% of all cases in the study, according to Tel Aviv University, and the country's largest healthcare provider, Clalit. They found that the variant was eight times more prevalent in patients who had received two doses of the vaccine, compared to those who were unvaccinated. According to Tel Aviv University professor Adi Stern, the data suggests that the South African variant is able to break through the vaccine's protection to some extent. The researchers cautioned that the data was not intended to deduce overall vaccine effectiveness against other variants, since it only looked at people who had already tested positive for COVID-19, instead of overall infection rates. Pfizer and BioNTech could not be immediately reached for comment outside business hours.
Alex Rodriguez and businessman Marc Lore have signed a letter of intent to negotiate with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor to purchase the NBA team.
Apr. 11—Hazleton students learned about health careers while meeting local hospital workers and solving a medical mystery of what made an 11-year-old boy pass out at soccer practice. Nico, the 11-year-old soccer player wasn't real, but workers like paramedic David Onder told students what they would have done for someone with his symptoms. While taking an ambulance to the soccer field, Onder ...
The Angels waited out a rain delay that pushed back the first pitch by more than 2½ hours and then were crushed 15-1 by the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Apr. 11—Lehigh Valley Physician Group Pediatrics — Mountain Top welcomes Bhumi Patel, M.D. Patel is board certified in pediatrics and is now accepting new patients (infants to age 18). A Mountain Top native, Patel is a 2009 Crestwood graduate and is proud to be serving her hometown. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Wilkes University in 2013 and earned her medical degree ...
Jacob Markstrom stopped 17 shots he faced and the Calgary Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-0 Saturday night to end a four-game skid. Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano each had a goal and an assist, and Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm and Brett Ritchie also scored for Calgary. Sam Bennett and Mikael Backlund each had two assists.
Debris was thrown during a severe storm in Seneca, South Carolina, that left a car on its roof and damaged the roof of a building on April 10.The local fire chief told local media the damage may have been caused by a microburst storm. The National Weather Service was conducting a storm survey on Sunday.This video from the security cameras of the Maranatha Baptist Church shows debris flying as the storm passes by. Credit: Shaun Watkins/Maranatha Baptist Church via Storyful