Performers dance at the 2022 Andong International Talchum Festival in Andong, North Gyeongsang, on Monday. The festival was not held for the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. [YONHAP] Nursing homes will start allowing visitors again Tuesday after a more than two-month ban as Covid-19 cases swelled during the summer. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters said Monday that it will allow face-to-face meetings in facilities prone to virus infection, including nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals and facilities for people with disabilities starting Tuesday. In-person meetings were allowed in these places in after late April to mark Family Month in May, a series of holidays dedicated to parents and children, but were stopped on July 25 due to a resurgence of Covid-19 infections. Due to the ban, families could visit their institutionalized relatives but only from behind a transparent barrier, including during the Chuseok harvest holidays in early … [Read more...] about Nursing home visits start anew on Tuesday
NORTH PORT, Fla. — With its blue paint and red trim, Bill Ealahan Jr.’s mobile home used to stick out among the hundreds of beige homes in the trailer park. But Hurricane Ian ripped the siding off his home and destroyed the carport and enclosed porch, exposing beige interior walls that matched everyone else’s in the community known as Holiday Park. Mr. Ealahan, 69, who works in the kitchen of a seafood restaurant, watched nervously from his couch on Wednesday evening as the wind pulled dozens of neighbors’ homes apart, whipping pieces of their roofs against cars and trees before switching directions and taking out part of his house, too. And there was the rain. “It came in like a river,” he said of the water that poured onto his dining room table from the ceiling. “It just kept coming.” The city of North Port is about 15 miles inland at the southern edge of Sarasota County. It is among several communities where residents said they had received less attention and aid … [Read more...] about At a North Port trailer park, Hurricane Ian destroyed dozens of homes.
The moment lightening struck a newly built home in the middle of a construction site has been caught on camera. The footage, released by firefighters dealing with the aftermath of the tumultuous weather , captured the lightning bolt hitting the top of the roof of the new property, in Redruth, Cornwall. The video also captured the noise as the lightening hits, with the sounds reverberating around the estate and sparks can be seen cascading down the roof of the house, Cornwall Live reports. The incredible clip was posted online by the Tolvaddon Community Fire and Rescue station in Camborne with crews called out to the incident early in the afternoon on Monday, September 5. Have you caught a weather phenomenon on camera? Email our team at [email protected] A newly-built home in Redruth, Cornwall, was struck by a shocking lightning bolt ( Image: Tolvaddon Community Fire Station WS) A spokesman for the fire station said that thankfully no-one had been hurt … [Read more...] about Incredible footage captures terrifying moment lightning bolt strikes newly built home
Gemma Owen may be head over heels with Luca Bish – but she's not ready to leave the family's home in Mold, North Wales, just yet. The star who found national fame on Love Island earlier this year has quickly become a hot topic with many following her every move, especially her relationship. Since leaving the famous ITV villa in Majorca, Gemma's boyfriend Luca has met her famous dad, Michael Owen, her mum Louise and siblings and also enjoyed a family holiday with them. But while their romance might be blossoming, the dressage rider admits that she's not quite ready to move in with her other half. Speaking to the Mail Online , the 19-year-old said: "We don't have any plans to move into together just yet, I'm a home girl, it's where everything is, I'm family orientated and I'm still young. "In the immediate future I'm happy with where I am, and the setup Luca and I have. "We are everywhere right now, when I'm down in London working, we spend time with each other and … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Gemma Owen says she’s not ready to leave family home and move in with Luca
The new math is unforgiving: At 6.7 percent, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has more than doubled in less than a year, scaring away many would-be home buyers. Inflation hasn’t helped either. Now, lenders are getting creative, offering more options to lure buyers and undercut the competition. Before the Federal Reserve began raising its key interest rate — which influences mortgage pricing — it was easy to find a mortgage that began with a 3. Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest lender, recently introduced its Inflation Buster program, which promises to cut a borrower’s interest rate by one percentage point on a fixed-rate loan for the first year. Mortgages with even longer teaser-rate periods are also making a comeback. And some lenders, like United Wholesale Mortgage, which, as the third-largest, works with independent mortgage brokers, have dropped their rates. Even interest-only mortgages, which allow borrowers to pay only interest for a set period, have returned … [Read more...] about Confused by the New Mortgage Gimmicks? Here’s a Guide.
It was a night to celebrate the animals who brighten up our lives, and the heroes who save them. The winners of the Mirror People’s Pet Awards were honoured at a star-studded ceremony earlier this month, which you can watch online tonight. They included dogs and cats who have overcome impossible odds, and pets who now help humans to deal with their own traumas. Loose Women’s Judi Love hosted the awards and winners included therapy dog Maggie, who was rescued from Lebanon where thugs used her for shooting practice and now brings hope to others in care homes, schools and hospitals in Brighton. Winners Kasey Carlin and her dog Maggie ( Image: Jonathan Buckmaster) Patsy Kensit and Nicole Appleton on the red carpet ( Image: Daily Mirror/David Dyson) Staffordshire bull terrier Max was named Dogs Trust Dog of the year and owner Amelia Piper, 19 was given the award by TV’s Pete Wicks. Adopted Max had been used in dog fights but had a gentle nature and … [Read more...] about Hero cats and dogs who brighten up our lives are given Mirror People’s Pet Awards
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden has sent a vessel capable of “advanced diving missions” to the Baltic Sea area where ruptured undersea pipelines had leaked natural gas for days, the Swedish navy said Monday. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the West of sabotaging Russia-built natural gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea to Germany, a charge vehemently denied by the United States and its allies, who noted that Russia has been blackmailing Europe with reduced gas supplies for months. Last week, undersea blasts damaged the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines off southern Sweden and Denmark and have led to huge methane leaks, with those governments saying that several hundred pounds of explosives was involved. The emissions leaks occurred in international waters. Capt. Jimmie Adamsson, a spokesman for the Swedish navy, told The Associated … [Read more...] about Sweden sends special diving vessel to area of pipeline leaks
Not content with the U.S. Supreme Court 's perverse ruling blocking the Trump administration from reinstating a plainly constitutional citizenship question in the 2020 U.S. census, and the Census Bureau's apparent insubordination under Trump, House Democrats recently passed legislation making it still more difficult for a future administration to reinstate the citizenship question, and further insulating the Bureau from accountability to any president. While the "Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census Act" will do nothing of the sort, it does represent an inadvertent admission of failure in the last census—one of mammoth proportions, and with massive political implications, that you likely have not heard about. The fact that such a failure has garnered minimal coverage and therefore public attention, while manifesting itself in the corruption of our republican system, demonstrates the disingenuousness of our ruling regime's otherwise-hysterical "democracy defenders." … [Read more...] about The outrageous, republic-distorting census error you’ve heard nothing about | Opinion
Social media shy Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has made a maiden appearance on Twitter and Instagram ahead of the upcoming Interpol General Assembly, in which 195 countries are likely to participate, officials said on Sunday. The agency created its accounts on both platforms with the user, ID CBI_CIO, for the three-day-long 90th General Assembly starting on October 18, they said. Unlike its peers, the Enforcement Directorate and the National Investigation Agency, the CBI had kept social media at an arm's length, sticking to the age-old practice of issuing press releases. The General Assembly will focus on cyber crime, financial crimes and child sexual abuse material peddled on the Internet among other issues, officials said. Having already organised a General Assembly in 1997, India was given an out-of-turn chance to organise the event through a vote on the eve of the 75th anniversary of its Independence. Home Minister Amit Shah had made a proposal in this regard to … [Read more...] about CBI makes social media debut ahead of Interpol General Assembly
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) International Working President Alok Kumar has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah complaining that Political Secretary to Sikkim Chief Minister, Jacob Khaling Rai, is using his position to spread Christianity in the State. In his letter, Mr. Kumar said an MLA from Sikkim’s Maneybung-Dentam constituency, Narendra Kumar Subba, met him and shared a compilation of news items in which Mr. Rai had made public appearances in events related to Christianity and Christian institutions. “It is apparent from the news items that Mr. Rai is using his position to spread Christianity and conversion to Christianity in Sikkim,” said Mr. Kumar. In the letter, he further said, “I believe that the assignment of Political Secretary to the Chief Minister and responsibility of a pastor engaged in promoting Christianity are two different things and they shouldn’t be allowed to be mixed”. Reacting to the VHP’s letter, Mr. Rai told The Hindu that he was shocked and … [Read more...] about Political Secretary to Sikkim CM spreading Christianity, VHP tells Amit Shah