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Month: January 2021

Ten-year-old investor makes big money with GameStop shares

Jaydyn Carr was a GameStop shareholder long before the shopping frenzy That sent stock prices skyrocketing, and now the 10-year-old investor has cashed in, making nearly $ 3,200.Her mother, Nina Carr, told CNN that she bought Jaydyn 10 shares of the company in 2019 as a gift from Kwanzaa, because she wanted to teach her how to invest.The San Antonio fifth grader loves video games, so the action was a natural choice."We were always there two years ago, just buying different video games," he said. "I was like, 'I can give him the GameStop stocks and give him something tangible to hold on to and that way he can appreciate it that way.'Jaydyn Carr's mother bought the shares from him in 2019. (CNN / Courtesy of Nina Carr)He bought the stock for approximately $ 60 and printed a stock cert...

Coronavirus Vaccines To Be Delivered Through Pharmacies In Australia, Announces Greg Hunt

Australians will not have to visit a doctor's office to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, with the AstraZeneca jab ready to be available in thousands of pharmacies across the country.Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the $ 200 million plan at a press conference this morning.It will mean that the COVID-19 injection will be available at more than 2,000 individual sites across Australia, including GPs, hospitals and pharmacies, a doubling of previous estimates.Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced that the COVID-19 vaccination program will be expanded to include thousands of pharmacies in Australia. (9News)The Federal Government will offer Australia's 5,800 community pharmacies across the country the opportunity to participate in the launch of the coronavirus vaccine."...

Asylum seekers center set on fire in UK, five men arrested

Five men have been arrested in connection with a fire "believed to have been deliberately started" at a UK asylum center on Friday.The fire broke out Friday at Napier Barracks, a dismantled military complex that now houses asylum seekers and has been at the center of a recent dispute between Interior Minister Priti Patel and refugee charities that have asked her to shut down. the installations.Charities have claimed that the roughly 400 asylum seekers at the facility have been living in poor condition in crowded dormitories and that a recent COVID-19 outbreak has infected at least 120 people, PA Media reported.Firefighters inspect a fire-damaged block at Napier Barracks in Folkestone, England, after police said the fire was deliberately started. (Getty)The charred remains of the Napier ...

USA special contributor Rob Penfold on his fight to get the jab

A couple of years ago I tried to get tickets to the Rolling Stones."You have to get up and connect very early," my friend, who was aware, told me."The first day when they first go on sale. Sleep late and you'll miss it."Well, I didn't sleep late. I got up at dawn and never got those seats. By the time Stones tickets became available a few days later, prices had been inflated two or three times. The resellers had won again.Come January 2021 and a rock concert is the last thing on my mind.But I get up early again, 4.45am actually, and I'm using that old Stones experience. But this time trying to find a ticket to survive, chasing a date for a COVID-19 vaccination.Rob Penfold describes to Weekend Today what it was like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Today's weekend)I became a "vaccin...

Babies Get COVID-19 Antibodies From Mothers While In Uterus, Study Finds

Antibodies that protect against coronavirus often transferred from mother to baby During pregnancy - a finding indicating that a mother transmits at least some protection to her child, researchers reported Friday.The findings also suggest that vaccinating pregnant women might also protect their unborn babies, the researchers said, and the possibility is worth studying. Pregnant women are advised to get a flu shot to protect themselves and their babies.Newborn specialist Dr. Dustin Flannery of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and his colleagues studied more than 1,400 mothers and newborns. They found that protective IgG antibodies were transferred across the placenta in 72 of the 83 previously infected or infected pregnant women they studied. In this Thursday, May 7,...

Donald Trump faces eviction from Mar-a-Lago for breach of rules

The use of Mar-a-Lago as ex President Donald TrumpThe permanent home is under legal review by the city of Palm Beach and the arrangement may be discussed at the next city council meeting, the city manager told CNN.When Trump turned the private residence into a social club, he had agreed with the people to limit his stays in Mar-a-Lago, and now some Palm Beach residents say he is violating that agreement.Trump bought the former property from Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1985 and later turned it into a members-only club in 1993. The plan was, like most of Trump's deals, to turn a profit. However, to transform the private residence into an income-generating business, Trump had to accept certain limitations, based on guidelines presented as deal-breakers from Palm Beach.Donald Trump is...

How communities continue one year after the devastating wildfires

Firefighter Peter Lockerbie and his colleagues saw "a lot" of things they had not seen before during the black summer of 2020. forest fires.From the loss of life and livelihoods to the destruction of homes and habitats, the fire season presented enormous challenges for emergency services.Firefighter Peter Lockerbie. (Supplied)But despite the tough times, the NSW Southern Highlands resident will not turn his back on the Rural Fire Service. In fact, the season only brought him closer to his fellow firefighters."We have very talented and extremely dedicated people. I am very proud of them," he said.Lockerbie worked on the front lines of the 278,722 hectare Green Wattle Creek wildfire and 23,000 hectare Morton fire during last year's fire season.Since then, he has been involved in the ongoi...

Vaccine uncertainty as EU tightens export rules

The European Union has introduced stricter rules on COVID-19 vaccine exports amid a deepening dispute with drugmaker AstraZeneca over the provision of life-saving injections.Australia relies on millions of doses from the hits from Pfizer and AstraZeneca with both companies grappling with manufacturing issues.Australian Foreign Minister Maurice Payne will now put pressure on the EU and the World Health Organization in an attempt to secure our vaccine supplies.There may be a setback in Australia's acquisition of the AstraZeneca vaccine. (9News)The Northern Irish government immediately lashed out at the move, saying the bloc invoked an emergency clause in its divorce deal with the UK that could allow it to halt exports of vaccines to the small territory.Goods are supposed to flow freely be...

GameStop triggers again; Wall Street bends under pressure

GameStop stocks are back on trackand concerns are mounting about the damage that the frenzy on a handful of companies by Main Street investors will do to Wall Street as a whole. The S&P 500 fell 1.8 percent and was heading for its worst week in months.GameStop soared more than 66 percent in afternoon trading, recouping much of its heavy loss from the previous day, after Robinhood said it will allow clients to start buying some stocks again.. GameStop has had a staggering 1,600 percent streak over the past three weeks and has become the battlefield where swarms of smaller investors see themselves taking an epic position against the 1 percent.A file photo of a GameStop store. (CNN)The assault is aimed squarely at hedge funds and other Wall Street titans who had bet that the struggling v...

WA to cope with the heat wave and flooding at the same time

Western Australia will be hit by a strong heat wave and torrential rains over the next few days, with Perth expecting a sweaty start in February.A persistent high pressure chain off southern Western Australia will interact with a tropical low near the north of the state over the next few days.This will cause warm winds from the east to flow toward the western coast of the state, while heavy rains fall in the north, near the tropical low.Persistently above-average temperatures will cause a severe heat wave along parts of the west coast of the state from now on and at least the middle of next week.Perth is expected to reach 36-37 ° C from this Sunday until next Wednesday. This heat should see the city complete its hottest January in five years based on daytime highs.The city is also fore...