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Biden says Ahmaud Arbery verdicts 'reflect our justice system doing its job' but 'that alone is not enough'

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 21:04
President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on November 23, 2021.
  • A Georgia jury found 3 defendants guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery during a jog in February 2020.
  • "While the guilty verdicts reflect our justice system doing its job, that alone is not enough," Biden said.
  • Kamala Harris said the defendants's counsel "dehumanized a young Black man with racist tropes."

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said a jury finding three men guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery reflects the "justice system doing its job," but that there's still work to be done.

"Ahmaud Arbery's killing – witnessed by the world on video – is a devastating reminder of how far we have to go in the fight for racial justice in this country," Biden said in a statement. "Mr. Arbery should be here today, celebrating the holidays with his mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, and his father, Marcus Arbery."

Earlier on Wednesday, a jury in Glynn County, Georgia, found Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan guilty of murdering Arbery while he was on a jog through their neighborhood in February 2020. The trio were pursuing Arbery in a pickup truck before Travis McMichael fatally shot him.

All three men pleaded not guilty to the charges, which included malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and false imprisonment

"Nothing can bring Mr. Arbery back to his family and to his community, but the verdict ensures that those who committed this horrible crime will be punished," Biden said.

The jury selection process for the case ultimately lasted 2 1/2 weeks and resulted in the selection of 11 white jurors and just one Black juror, even though roughly one-quarter of the county's population is Black, Insider previously reported.

Biden on Wednesday reiterated his administration's commitment to racial equality, saying that he would work to ensure that equal justice under the law is "not just a phrase emblazoned in stone above the Supreme Court, but a reality for all Americans."

"While the guilty verdicts reflect our justice system doing its job, that alone is not enough," he said. "Instead, we must recommit ourselves to building a future of unity and shared strength, where no one fears violence because of the color of their skin."

—Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 24, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris also issued a statement, reiterating sympathy for the Arbery family while taking aiming at the defense team in the case.

"The defense counsel chose to set a tone that cast the attendance of ministers at the trial as intimidation and dehumanized a young Black man with racist tropes," she said. "The jury arrived at its verdicts despite these tactics."

Earlier this month, Bryan's attorney, Kevin Gough, stood up in court and told Judge Timothy Walmsley that he didn't want "any more Black pastors," entering the courtroom after Rev. Al Sharpton entered the room to console Arbery's mother.

And on Monday, Laura Hogue, one of Gregory McMichael's lawyers, brought up Arbery's toenails during closing arguments, prompting outrage and accusations of employing racist tropes.

"Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in his khaki shorts with no socks to cover his long, dirty toenails," Hogue said to the jury.

But Harris in her statement highlighted that "Ahmaud Arbery was a son. He was a brother. He was a friend."

"His life had meaning. We will not forget him. We honor him best by continuing the fight for justice," she went on to say.

Biden's statement echoes remarks that he gave last week in response to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse — on trial for fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during antiracism protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.

"I stand by what the jury has concluded. The jury system works and we have to abide by it," Biden told reporters at the White House on Friday. He later followed that up with a statement where he said he was "angry and concerned" about the verdict.

"I know that we're not going to heal our country's wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law," Biden said in that statement. 

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Infographic: Vaccinating children against COVID

Al Jazeera - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:59
More than 100 countries around the world are vaccinating children against COVID-19.
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JPMorgan boss 'regrets' China joke amid backlash

BBC News - World - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:56
Jamie Dimon has apologised after saying that his Wall Street bank would outlast China's ruling party.
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The crypto trading hamster that outperformed the S&P 500 has died

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:47
  • Mr. Goxx, the hamster that became famous for trading cryptocurrencies, has died.
  • Mr. Goxx posted strong performance that outpaced the S&P 500 since he began trading in June.
  • The last trade placed by Mr. Goxx was the sale of more than 3,000 tron tokens on November 20.

The crypto community is in mourning on Wednesday following the untimely death of Mr. Goxx, the crypto trading hamster that outperformed the S&P 500 since he began in June.

"Mr. Goxx has brought joy to people all across the globe and reminded us not to take life too seriously," Mr. Goxx's anonymous caretaker said in a tweet on Wednesday. The caretaker said Mr. Goxx showed no signs of serious illness, and fell asleep peacefully on Monday morning. 

Mr. Goxx captured the internet's imagination over the summer as it placed trade after trade for various cryptocurrencies in its hamster trading office, which consisted of a wheel of intention, buy and sell decision tunnels, and various sensors and cameras.

Since it began trading on June 12, Mr. Goxx posted a career performance of 19.7%, nearly double the S&P 500's return of 10.9% over the same time period.

The hamster's last trade was selling 3,229.4 tron tokens on November 20, which proved timely given the cryptocurrency plunged nearly 10% this week after eToro said it would delist TRX from its platform for US investors.

The top three holdings of Mr. Goxx's portfolio were stellar, ether, and chiliz, according to the hamster's last livestream video.

The success of Mr. Goxx allowed his caretaker to raise more than $12,000 from the sale of Goxx Capital- themed NFTs. The proceeds funded a larger trading portfolio for the hamster, as well as the construction of a bigger and better trading rig, according to an October interview with Insider.

For now, the idea of continuing the crypto trading project with a new pet is of no relevance to the caretaker as they mourn the loss of Mr. Goxx.

"Thank you and rest in peace, Max (a.k.a. Mr. Goxx). You will be missed, and your memory will live forever on the blockchain," the caretaker said.

Rest easy Mr. Goxx. 

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Vesten presser på, men 'Kina giver sig ikke' i sagen om forsvunden tennisspiller

DR Sporten - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:46
EU er den seneste internationale gigant, som kræver beviser for den kinesiske tennisspiller Peng Shuais velbefindende.
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COVID cases rising in the Americas, following Europe, PAHO warns

Al Jazeera - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:40
The Americas marked a 23 percent jump in cases last week, though most cases were recorded in the US and Canada.
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Nike's Black Friday sale is live — save up to 50%, plus an extra 20% on select items

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:36

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Black Friday 2021 falls on November 26, but Nike's official Black Friday sale is starting a few days early — and the deals are plentiful.

Now through November 27, you can save up to 50% sitewide. Use the promo code "BLACKFRIDAY" to save an extra 20% off select items at checkout.  While sneakers will be the highlight of the sale, you can also find deals on casual sweatsuits, workout gear, outerwear, socks, hats, and more.

Below, we've rounded up all of the best deals you can get at Nike now, plus everything you'll need to know about shopping during the Black Friday sale.

Shop all Nike deals now.The best Black Friday deals at Nike in 2021Nike Adapt Auto MaxThe Nike Adapt Auto Max uses advanced technology to automatically form to your foot without laces.$324.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $400.00 | Save 19%

Nike Women's Zoom Double StackedThe Nike Zoom Double Stacked features a bright green colorway and a double-stacked Zoom Air sole for an elevated presence.$207.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $230.00 | Save 10%

Nike Space Hippie 01The Nike Space Hippie 01 is made from 50% recycled materials and features a lightweight, track-inspired look.$96.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $130.00 | Save 25%

Nike LeBron 18King James' latest signature sneaker, the LeBron 18 uses a combination of Zoom Air and Max Air technology for extreme cushioning.$142.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $200.00 | Save 29%

Nike Metcon 6If your main type of training is CrossFit, the Nike Metcon 6 excels on heavy lift days and can handle agility training.$109.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $130.00 | Save 15%

Nike Air RaidThe Nike Air Raid is a classic basketball sneaker designed for outdoor courts.$94.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $140.00 | Save 32%

Nike Air Max PlusThe Air Max Plus features one of the most radical designs in the Air Max series.$144.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $160.00 | Save 9%

Nike Women's Blazer Low '77Once a premier basketball shoe, the Blazer is now one of the coolest retro silhouettes you can wear.$50.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $85.00 | Save 40%

Nike Sportswear Classic Pullover HoodieThis Classic Hoodie is warm, easy to wear, and comes in several colors.$68.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $100.00 | Save 31%

Nike Pro Short-Sleeve TopDesigned to be moisture-wicking and stretchy, the Nike Pro Short-Sleeve Top can be used for training or wearing casually.$20.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $28.00 | Save 25%

Nike ZoomX Invincible Run FlyknitThe Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit features light and responsive foam outsoles designed for long-distance running.$153.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $180.00 | Save 14%

Nike Women's DaybreakThe Nike Daybreak has a retro style with modern comfort.$53.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $90.00 | Save 40%

Nike SuperRep Go 2Designed for training, the SuperRep Go 2 provides stability and comfort.$85.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $100.00 | Save 14%

Nike Women's Air Max 2090Built on the DNA of the Air Max 90, the Air Max 2090 is an updated iteration.$88.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $150.00 | Save 41%

Nike Air Force 1 Big Kids' Air Force 1 Crater FlyknitThe classic Air Force 1 gets fully updated with Flyknit uppers and outsoles made from recycled materials.$77.97 FROM NIKEOriginally $100.00 | Save 22%

When does Nike's Black Friday sale start? 

Black Friday 2021 officially falls on November 26, but this year Nike's Black Friday Sale started on November 22 and ends on November 27.

What Nike deals did we see last year? 

Last year, Nike offered up to 50% off sale items and an extra 20% off sitewide with a promo code. There were deals on sneakers, clothing, and accessories. This year, Nike is offering the same discount.

Should I wait for Black Friday to buy Nike products?

Nike's official Black Friday sale is already live, and you can expect the deals to stay the same for the duration of the sale. 

How we select the best Black Friday deals at Nike
  • Nike, as a brand, meets our high standards for coverage, so we feel comfortable recommending a variety of products even if we haven't tested them personally.
  • We compare the prices against other retailers that sell Nike products and only include the deals that are the same or better.
  • We research price history for specific products to ensure every deal we list is actually worth your time.
Does Nike have curbside pickup?

While you can't order online and pick up in-store, you can locate your nearest Nike or Nike Factory Store and shop in person. You'll find discounted items on a regular basis and similar sales in-store during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

What Black Friday deals should you buy at Nike?

Footwear is the most obvious category to shop at Nike during Black Friday, but you'll also find a wide variety of sportswear, sports gear, and accessories on sale. Whether you're looking for sneakers, new gym clothes, outerwear, or simple accessories like socks, you're likely to find it on sale.

Should I sign up for a Nike Membership before Black Friday?

Yes, you can sign up for a Nike Membership for free here. Being a Nike Member has many perks like early or exclusive access to new releases and restocks, free shipping on all orders, and quicker checkout, which comes in handy for items that sell out quickly.

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The best early Cyber Monday 2021 deals include the Always Pan, Xbox Game Pass, and Roku Streaming Stick

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:36

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Cyber Monday is the online-focused sibling to Black Friday, and the event brings equally great discounts and sales straight to you. It's coming November 29, but tons of deals are already available now.

Historically, the event has always been a great time to shop for tech, smart home, and gift cards — though stock is typically very limited. Acting fast is key to getting a good deal, so it's important to know what you're shopping for ahead of time.

Below, we rounded up some of the best early Cyber Monday deals available now, plus answers to any questions you might have before the event.

The best deals available nowNintendo eShop $50 Gift CardThe Nintendo eShop is the best place to shop for digital copies of Nintendo's games. This gift card is the perfect gift or investment for anyone with a Nintendo Switch. Better still, Nintendo's eShop offers several sales throughout the year. This means, patient shoppers can double their savings.$45.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%$50.00 FROM BEST BUY$45.00 FROM NEWEGGOriginally $50.00 | Save 10%

Tineco Pure One S11 SpartanIt's no Dyson, but the Tineco Pure One S11 Spartan still has all of the convenience of a cordless stick vacuum for a lower price. Down to $220, it's a solid deal for a barebones S11 model without the extra attachments.$169.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $299.99 | Save 44%

Instant Pot Duo Plus Pressure Cooker BundleThis bundle is a Target exclusive, and it includes an extra silicone egg rack and stainless steel steam rack for your pressure cooking needs. It’s only $60 right now — an excellent value for such a multifunctional kitchen appliance.$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $129.99 | Save 54%

iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot VacuumThe i3+ costs considerably more than your average robot vacuum, but it also does a lot more than the average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. $399.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$399.00 FROM WALMARTOriginally $599.00 | Save 33%$399.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $599.99 | Save 33%$599.99 FROM IROBOT

Amazon Echo (4th Gen)The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio. $59.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%$59.99 FROM TARGETOriginally $99.99 | Save 40%

Our Place Always PanOur Place's Always Pan is multi-functional nonstick pan that's taken the internet by storm. It promises to replace eight different pieces of cookware in your kitchen. It can function as a steamer, saute pan, frying pan, and more. $99.00 FROM OUR PLACEOriginally $145.00 | Save 32%

Vizio Elevate 5.1.4 SoundbarVizio's Elevate soundbar offers a 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos experience with performance that rivals many full-fledged home theater systems.$799.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%$799.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1099.99 | Save 27%

GoPro Hero 9 BlackThe Hero 9 Black is GoPro's newest flagship camera, capable of shooting videos up to 5K and photos up to 20 megapixels.$349.99 FROM REIOriginally $450.00 | Save 22%$349.98 FROM GOPROOriginally $449.95 | Save 22%$349.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $449.99 | Save 22%$449.99 FROM B&H$449.99 FROM ADORAMA

Cuisinart Chef's Classic 17-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware SetThis nonstick set includes nine different pans, lids to match, and a steamer for a total of 17 pieces. $219.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $399.99 | Save 45%

Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe is the company's latest fitness band that comes with a sleek design and advanced health features like stress management and the ability to measure heart rate variation.$99.99 FROM KOHL'SOriginally $149.99 | Save 33%$99.95 FROM FITBITOriginally $149.94 | Save 33%

Xbox Game Pass for PC (3-Month Membership)Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games. $1.00 FROM MICROSOFTOriginally $30.00 | Save 97%$19.98 FROM AMAZONOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%$19.98 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $29.99 | Save 33%

Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021)Compared to the Roku Streaming Stick+, the new Streaming Stick 4K provides an improved viewing experience by adding support for Dolby Vision. This advanced high dynamic range (HDR) format can provide better picture quality on TVs that support it.$29.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $49.99 | Save 42%$29.99 FROM ROKUOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%$29.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $49.99 | Save 40%

Bodum Chambord French PressThe Bodum Chambord is about as timeless as French presses get. It's unfussy and operates smoothly, and replacement parts (screens, braces, etc.) are affordable and easily attainable. $25.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $38.00 | Save 34%

Mirror from lululemonThis isn't just a mirror. It's a cardio class, it's a yoga studio, it's a boxing ring, it's your new personal trainer, and it's so much more. For Cyber Monday, Mirror is on sale for $500 with the code "CYBERMONDAY20"$995.00 FROM MIRROROriginally $1495.00 | Save 33%

When is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Black Friday every year. In 2021, the shopping event will land on November 29.

As a continuation of sorts to Black Friday, Cyber Monday gives shoppers another opportunity to save on tech, home goods, clothing, and more that you might've missed while digesting Thanksgiving dinner. Unlike Black Friday, though, Cyber Monday is entirely online.

What time does Cyber Monday start?

Cyber Monday officially begins at 12 a.m. ET on November 29. That said, the event is expected to carry over many deals from Black Friday, so some discounts will likely already be available before that time.

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday began as the online version of Black Friday, where online retailers offered big discounts to match their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Now, Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, often surpassing even Black Friday in terms of revenue and sales. 

Previously, the main distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was that Black Friday focused on in-store sales and Cyber Monday on online sales. But as shopping habits have increasingly favored the internet, shoppers can look forward to a very online-focused Cyber Monday and Black Friday. 

Cyber Monday offers a great opportunity to save on all your holiday gifts

How long do Cyber Monday sales last? 

Though Cyber Monday sales once took place on Monday only, we've seen them extend to longer and longer durations, with a handful lasting through the rest of the week. 

However, the best discounts we see are in limited supply and expire soon after they become available.

What's better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

With more and more buyers shopping online, the debate over which shopping holiday wins, is practically moot. Both events will be held predominantly online, and more than a few deals overlap. In fact, many Black Friday deals become Cyber Monday deals when the dates change. 

If possible, buyers should shop on both holidays. We've seen different products receive better discounts on each day, and the deals that each retailer offers will vary. 

Generally speaking, consumers shopping for big-ticket items, such as laptops, TVs, and kitchen appliances, can expect more opportunities on Black Friday. Shoppers looking for last year's models, smart home gadgets, digital subscriptions, and gift cards will likely find more luck during Cyber Monday.

What should I buy during Cyber Monday?

If a retailer offers Black Friday deals, it's a near guarantee that it will offer Cyber Monday deals, too. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are some noteworthy retailers that we know will participate in the shopping event, with deals across many product categories.

We will likely see massive discounts on some of our favorite direct-to-consumer products during Cyber Monday, such as retail startups like Leesa and Brooklinen. For some online stores, Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) will be one of the few times of the year when their products see major markdowns.

Will there be Cyber Monday shipping delays?

Shipping delays and shopping holidays are inextricably linked, so there's always a risk of late deliveries.

To help you avoid the shipping crunch and get your stuff sooner, several retailers, including Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, offer in-store pickup and contactless curbside pickup. This means shoppers can grab their orders at a nearby location, provided that the retailer has it in stock. 

Best Cyber Monday deals we saw last year

Last year, we saw a lot of great sales on Cyber Monday ranging from sitewide discounts to specific products. Everything from home and kitchen, to subscription services were on sale during last year's annual savings event.

Here are a few of the best Cyber Monday deals from 2020.  

How we select the best Cyber Monday deals
  • We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we've either used ourselves or researched carefully.
  • We compare the prices among top retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart and only include the deals that are better than all others offered (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
  • All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.

Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.

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1 chart shows how quickly a booster shot can improve immunity, with some extra protection in just a few days

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:20
Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, receives her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in Los Angeles.
  • Booster shots are being offered to all US adults.
  • Studies suggest boosts can improve protection against symptomatic COVID-19, at least temporarily, with benefits beginning to accrue after a few days.
  • It's unknown how durable booster shot protection will be, but scientists are hopeful.

Two shots are good, but when it comes to preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections, three may be even better.

It's tough to say what the long-term benefit of coronavirus booster shots will be, because no one has had COVID-19 boosts in their system for long. But immunologists generally agree that boosting people many months after they are first vaccinated gives a jolt to the immune system.

Early-stage booster shot studies from around the world are starting to suggest that the protection people get when they have an additional shot months after their first vaccination course is more potent, sending antibody levels soaring to new heights, and (at least temporarily) bolstering protection against COVID-19.

Take the data available from Pfizer's booster shot trial, which recruited roughly 10,000 people who were fully vaccinated with two shots of the company's COVID-19 vaccine. Trial participants were split into two groups: about 5,000 got boosted, while the other 5,000 recieved a fake (placebo) jab with no extra vaccine inside.

It didn't take long to spot the difference between boosted and unboosted vaccinated people in the trial. As Pfizer showed in the chart below, which was recently shared with advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, booster shot recipients start benefitting from increased protection against symptomatic coronavirus infections just a few days after their third dose.

You can see in this chart how booster shots start to kick in after just a few days, providing more robust protection against symptomatic COVID-19, at least for a few months.

"If you look at the blue, it's what happens after you get the third dose booster shot," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Monday during a White House briefing, explaining how to read the chart, which tracked the number of symptomatic coronavirus infections among Pfizer's trial participants for 100 days after they were jabbed.

Fauci pointed out the people who had boosts in Pfizer's trial (blue line) had a far lower incidence of COVID-19 than those with just two shots who received a fake, placebo shot (red line).

"Unequivocally, effect of the booster shot," Fauci said. 

Improved protection against symptomatic COVID-19 ramps up in about a week or two

According to Pfizer, the relative vaccine efficacy of the booster shot is 95% here. That means 95% of the people in the Pfizer trial who got sick with COVID-19 were vaccinated but not boosted, while the other 5% of sick people were boosted. (Scientists started tallying symptomatic COVID-19 cases starting seven days after the boosts were given out, and continued doing so until day 100.) 

But you don't have to take Pfizer's word for it.

A landmark National Institutes of Health trial mixed and matched people who'd gotten Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines into different booster groups and found that no matter which combination of initial vaccine and booster people had, their antibody levels soared (suggesting better protection against infections), with improvements peaking at around two weeks post-boost.

Another study conducted in the UK (which is still under scientific review) found booster shots given out starting in September, for both Pfizer and AstraZeneca recipients, increased vaccine effectiveness in people over age 50 to more than 93%, a dramatic improvement. And data from Israel suggests that at 12 days post-boost, the rate of infection among booster shot recipients plummets to 11 times lower than that of fully vaccinated people, and the rate of severe illness goes down more than 19-fold among booster recipients.

Across the board, a trend is becoming clear. Booster shots amp up our immune response, making it less likely boosted people will get sick with COVID-19 — at least for a while.

But vaccine experts also stress that it's important to remember the blockbuster benefits of a booster shot will likely wane over time. Boosts may be a good idea before people gather for the holidays, but they won't last forever.

"It's just kind of a normal part of our immune system that after vaccination, or exposure, our antibody levels go way up, and then they come down over time," Dr. William Moss, executive director of the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins University, told Insider. "They have to come down, or else our blood would just fill with antibodies."

Fortunately, vaccination also promotes a more enduring memory immune response that lasts for many months longer than the antibodies do, which means that even if vaccinated people do get a little sick , they are generally well-protected against the worst that COVID-19 can do. 

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The best Black Friday TV deals include all-time low prices on Sony, Samsung, and LG displays

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:19

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Samsung's QN90A uses the Tizen smart TV platform for easy access to many streaming apps.

Black Friday 2021 is almost here, and TVs are one of the big-ticket items that shoppers should keep an eye on. Every year, a wide variety of brands and sizes drop to all-time lows for the event, making it the perfect time to upgrade your entertainment center or buy a spare set for a bedroom. 

HD, 4K, and 8K TV models are already on sale ahead of the big day. Early deals can also be found across different display types, with price drops on both OLED and LCD TVs.

Keep scrolling to find some of the best early TV deals available now, plus answers to your Black Friday questions before the event officially kicks off on November 26. 

The best Black Friday TV dealsLG 65-inch C1 OLED 4K TVLG’s C1 is one of the best 4K TVs you can buy. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. This deal price matches the lowest we’ve seen so far.$1796.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%$1796.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $2499.98 | Save 28%

Samsung 65-inch QN90A Neo QLED 4K TVSamsung's QN90A offers some of the best overall picture of any 4K TV model.$1697.99 FROM AMAZONOriginally $2599.98 | Save 35%$1697.99 FROM WALMARTOriginally $2599.94 | Save 35%$1699.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $2099.98 | Save 19%

Hisense 60" Class A6G Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TVThe Hisense A6G is one of the most affordable 60-inch 4K TVs on the market, offering a big-picture experience for a budget-friendly price. $399.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $549.99 | Save 27%

Sony 65-inch A80J OLED 4K TVSony's A80J is the premium TV champ when it comes to image accuracy, but it's a bit pricey.$1798.00 FROM AMAZONOriginally $2198.00 | Save 18%$1799.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $2299.98 | Save 22%

Hisense 65-inch U8G 4K TVThe 65-inch Hisense U8G offers genuine flagship performance for a mid-range price.$998.08 FROM AMAZONOriginally $1249.99 | Save 20%$999.99 FROM BEST BUYOriginally $1249.99 | Save 20%

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When is Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday 2021 officially begins on November 26, but many stores start offering deals much earlier than that. 

We're already seeing retailers like Best Buy and Amazon drop prices on TVs in the lead-up to the holiday. We also expect many of the sales from Black Friday to carry into Cyber Monday — but stock may be limited.

Are Black Friday TV deals worth buying?

In short: absolutely. Black Friday brings some of the best prices we see all year on TVs of all price points, brands, and sizes. It's a rare chance to save big on options that seldom see discounts. 

How to shop for a TV

Finding the right TV for your needs can be tricky. Prices vary a lot depending on the features and size you want. On the low-end, you can find smaller HDTVs for as little as $100 or less. When it comes to flagship 65-inch 4K models, prices can rise to $1,500 or more. Depending on how big the display is, the best 8K TVs can even cost in excess of $10,000.

Thankfully, there are a few simple guidelines you can follow to help narrow down your selection.

If you prioritize home theater performance for the best movie-watching experience, you'll want to opt for a 4K display with at least a 65-inch screen. The best 4K TVs use an OLED panel, or an advanced LED screen (often branded as QLED) with local dimming and quantum dots. These displays enable the highest contrast, deepest black levels, and brightest images for a gorgeous high dynamic range (HDR) picture.  

For people who just want a no-fuss display that's suited for casual viewing, a smaller TV with a more budget-friendly LED panel should be more than fine. Though image performance won't be as impressive as more expensive models, there are plenty of cheap LED TVs with solid performance, including budget models that still manage to pack in 4K, HDR, and integrated smart TV streaming.

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How to change or reset your PlayStation Network password

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:13
You can reset your PlayStation password in a few different ways.
  • To do a PlayStation password reset, you'll need to go to the "Account Management" section of your PS4's Settings.
  • If you forget your PlayStation Network password, you can reset it using Sony's account management webpage.
  • You can also add two-factor verification to your PSN account from the account management web page. 
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Just like your computer and phone, your PS4 has its own login and password. If you ever need to change your PlayStation Network (PSN) password, it's easy to do from either a web browser or the console itself. 

For extra security, it's a good idea to add two-factor authentication, which dramatically reduces the chance of someone gaining access to your PSN account without your permission. 

Here's how to perform a PlayStation password reset. 

How to change PlayStation password from a PS4

1. Using your PS4 controller, select Settings.

2. Select Account Management.

The password settings are found in the Account Management section.

3. Select Account Information.

4. Select Security. You may need to enter your current password.

Choose "Security" to change your password.

5. Select Password.

In the Security section, you can change your password as well as other security features, like enabling two-step verification.

6. Enter your new password twice, and then select Continue. Your password is now changed. 

How to reset PlayStation password from a PS4

If you've forgotten your password, you can't reset it the usual way, because you won't be able to enter your current password before typing the new one. Instead, you'll need to follow a slightly different process to reset it. 

1. Using your PS4 controller, select Settings.

2. Select Account Management.

3. If you're automatically signed in, select Sign Out.

You need to sign out so you can request a password reset.

4. Select Sign In.

5. When you see the sign-in screen, press the Triangle button on the controller.

6. If needed, enter your sign-in ID. Then select Next.

7. You should get an email at the address you just entered. Click the link in the email. 

8. Follow the instructions on the password reset web page to verify your identity and enter the new password.

Quick tip: Only a family account manager can reset the password for a child account. The family manager should open the Account Management page in a web browser and reset the account's password from the Family Management page.  

How to reset PlayStation password from a web browser

If you've forgotten your current PSN password, you can also reset it from a browser on your computer. 

1. Go to Sony's Account Management page in a browser. 

2. Instead of signing in, click Trouble signing in?

3. Click Reset your password.

Select "Reset your password."

4. Enter the email address that you use as your sign-in ID.

5. In a few moments, you should receive an email. In the email, click Change Password and follow the directions to create a new password. 

How to add two-factor authentication to your PlayStation account

It's a good idea to set up two-factor authentication for your PSN account. This way, no one can gain access to your account, even if they somehow get your password. 

1. Go to Sony's Account Management page in a browser and log in if necessary. 

2. In the navigation pane on the left, click Security.

3. At the bottom of the page in the 2-Step Verification section, click Edit

4. In the pop-up 2-Step Verification window, choose whether you want to use text messages sent to your phone or an authenticator app (like Google Authenticator or Authy) for verification. A verification app is generally more secure than text messages, so it's a good idea to use that option if possible. 

After choosing 2-step verification, you need to decide whether to get text messages or use an authenticator app.

5. Follow the instructions to complete setting up your two-step verification. 

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes admits to adding Pfizer logo to company reports and hiding the use of third-party devices: Trial week 12 recap

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:13
Elizabeth Holmes.
  • The Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes returned to the stand this week in her criminal fraud trial.
  • She said she'd used Pfizer's logo without authorization, adding, "I wish I had done it differently."
  • Holmes also said she concealed Theranos' use of third-party devices over trade-secret concerns.

The Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes continued testifying in the 12th week of her federal fraud trial this week. 

Her defense has argued she couldn't have knowingly duped people about the company's technology because she believed it worked, thanks to information she received from an array of then-employees and positive research involving pharmaceutical companies, the military, and other parties.

Here are some highlights from her testimony:

Reassuring research

Holmes cited research she received from Theranos' then-vice president, Tony Nugent, that she interpreted to mean most errors occurred in the pre-analytical process.

"If we had the ability to automate much of that process, we could reduce the error associated with traditional lab testing," she said, according to Reuters.

A 2008 email from Ian Gibbons, Theranos' former chief scientist, said "performance design goals have been demonstrated," and that Theranos' system was in clinical evaluation at multiple sites. Jurors also saw a 2008 presentation Gibbons sent Holmes about a Stanford study in which Theranos aimed to predict sepsis in cancer patients. The study was two-thirds through, and test results had been precise so far.

"It meant our system was working well," Holmes testified.

A 2012 email from former Theranos vice president Daniel Young said the company could do tests for more than 1,000 billing codes.

'Completed successes' with drugmakers

Jurors saw a 2009 slide of "completed successes" naming studies conducted with pharmaceutical companies like Novartis, AstraZeneca, and Merck, according to The Washington Post.

Gibbons emailed Holmes in 2010 that "essentially all" analyses would be possible with Theranos 4.0, which Holmes took to mean Theranos would be able to run any blood test, according to The New York Times. 

"I think we have demonstrated capabilities fully equivalent to lab methods in areas where we have done assay development," Gibbons said in another email that year.

Holmes added Pfizer logo to reports

Theranos wanted partnerships with "every pharmacy company we knew of" and reached out. Walgreens and Safeway bit.

A 2010 presentation Holmes showed to Walgreens' then-Chief Financial Officer Wade Miquelon said: "Theranos systems have been comprehensively validated over the course of the last seven years by ten of the fifteen largest pharmaceutical companies."

Holmes said she put Pfizer and Schering-Plough's logos on validation reports before sharing them with Walgreens because "this work was done in partnership with those companies and I was trying to convey that," according to NPR.

She said she didn't mean for executives to assume those companies produced the reports but added, "I've heard that testimony in this case, and I wish I had done it differently."

Holmes hid commercial device use over trade-secret concerns

Holmes said Theranos' original intention was to have a device at a point of care. Transitioning to have many devices at a central lab raised challenges, such as needing to test multiple samples simultaneously.

Holmes said Theranos modified Siemens devices for this and added that she never told Walgreens or investors because company counsel said to protect it as a trade secret, according to The Wall Street Journal. Theranos disclosed third-party device use to the FDA because it could give trade-secret protection.

Inside the Walgreens and Safeway deals

Holmes discussed delaying the 2013 Walgreens launch because Theranos wasn't ready yet. Jurors saw a 2013 email to the FDA listing tests Theranos ran in Walgreens in which Holmes said some samples were from venous draws. She recalled ending the Walgreens deal in 2016 over regulatory and lab challenges, according to The New York Times.

She also said former Safeway CEO Steven Burd asked Theranos to modify its devices into what would have essentially been "a whole new product." Theranos tried regardless of the difficulty, she says. The challenges that plagued the Walgreens launch also affected the Safeway launch; Burd retired before the launch could happen, and Safeway didn't pursue it after that.

Holmes talks about her ex 

Holmes rarely mentions former Theranos president and Chief Operating Officer Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani but said he made Theranos' financial projections, according to ABC News.

Military studies

Holmes recalled Theranos' unsuccessful attempt to partner with the Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center in 2008 and 2009 to have devices predict post-traumatic stress disorder, according to CNBC.

In a burn study with the Defense Department, Theranos "performed well" but the sample size was small. Holmes discussed a 2012 military study examining device performance in remote areas and high heat in Africa.

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Rep. Cori Bush responds to Nancy Pelosi's officiation of oil heiress Ivy Getty's glitzy wedding: 'That's more her lane I guess'

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:11
Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Cori Bush drew a sharp contrast with Nancy Pelosi, who officiated an oil heiress's lavish wedding.
  • "She's in a position of power, and that's more her lane I guess. That's where her focus is," she said.
  • Bush also declined to say whether she'd back Pelosi in potential future leadership elections.

Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri drew a stark contrast between her and Nancy Pelosi when she was asked about the House Speaker's officiation of an oil heiress's glamorous San Francisco wedding earlier this month.

"My purpose is to lift up those that have been marginalized and oppressed and overlooked," the St. Louis congressman and Squad member told BuzzFeed. "And she's in a position of power, and that's more her lane I guess. That's where her focus is."

Earlier this month, Pelosi officiated the wedding ceremony for Tobias Engel and Ivy Getty at San Francisco's City Hall. Getty — the granddaughter of oil baron J. Paul Getty and an heiress to his fortune — held a glamorous and high-profile wedding where she wore a dress made of broken mirrors.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor London Breed were also reportedly in attendance.

—Vogue Runway (@VogueRunway) November 8, 2021

 

That came right after the House voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which President Joe Biden later signed into law. Bush was one of 6 "Squad" members who voted no on the bill, preferring to see it move in tandem with the Build Back Better social spending bill that progressives have prioritized.

Bush told BuzzFeed that the day of the infrastructure vote was the "absolute worst day" she's had as a member of congress so far, telling her staff she wanted to take care of herself by staying off social media and away from the news.

"I'm Black girl broken," she reportedly texted St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. 

Of the wedding itself, Bush told Buzzfeed that she "didn't know who those people were until I saw people talking about it" and that Pelosi's participation in the lavish ceremony "didn't really move me either way."

"People see things differently than others, and I have learned to not condemn people for the way they see things when they haven't gone through the things that I've gone through," she said. "Like I can't change their experiences, the only thing that I can do is expose them to mine, or those of others that they may not know or understand."

The congresswoman also contrasted her experiences with Pelosi within the framework of race.

"I don't wear those same glasses that she wears," Bush told BuzzFeed, referring to Pelosi. "For me, I'm not a woman first, I'm Black first. I don't care about party lines the way that she does. I don't care about looking like I'm leading, or care about being the one that is staying within — like, just playing the game."

The Missouri congresswoman was first elected to the House in 2020, defeating an incumbent whose family had held the St. Louis-based seat since 1969. Bush rose to prominence as a Black Lives Matter activist in Ferguson in 2014, and her failed 2018 primary bid was the subject of a documentary, "Take Back The House," that also profiled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's successful first campaign.

Bush also declined to say whether she would support Pelosi to lead House Democrats in future leadership elections, saying she didn't "have an answer" to that question.

Pelosi's office did not respond to Insider's request for comment, but told BuzzFeed that "the Speaker is not on a shift, she's on a mission."

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A billionaire boomer blames his generation for ruining the economy for millennials

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:03
Howard Marks is a billionaire boomer with a bone to pick with boomers.
  • Boomers have left future generations with debt and a broken economy, billionaire Howard Marks said.
  • With an affordability crisis and two recessions under their belt, millennials took the brunt of it.
  • Boomers need to make room for millennials to wield economic and political influence.

One boomer billionaire is going off on his wealthy peers.

Howard Marks, investor and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, recently wrote a memo to clients full of his usually notable remarks on the economy — and a shot at baby boomers for essentially ruining the economy for younger generations.

He pointed out that over 71 million people are boomers — triple the 23 million Silent Gen members and 10% more than the 65 million Gen Xers, the two generations on either side of them.

"The magnitude of the boomers' votes and financial resources have given them enormous political influence over the last 40 years," he wrote. "The result has been extensive deficit spending on things the boomers want and a failure to modify benefit programs that need fixing, all at the expense of future generations."

Marks explained that this exemplifies generational unfairness, with both party administrations historically and currently "spending vast amounts, taxing less than they should relative to their spending (thus incurring deficits), and running up the national debt, largely favoring the baby boomers."

He continued: "Baby boomers have been and still are consuming more than their fair share of the pie. This will leave future generations saddled with substantial debt stemming from expenditures they didn't benefit from proportionally."

Marks did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Boomers' hand in millennials' affordability crisis

Marks isn't the first to question boomers' economic influence. Both generational experts and news outlets ranging from Vox to the Guardian have called out the generation for their role in bankrupting the rich economy they inherited, leaving millennials to pick up the pieces.

Millennials, now the largest generation, have faced an affordability crisis ever since they came limping out of the Great Recession into a blighted job market, struggling to build wealth as they faced soaring living costs and shouldered massive student debt. They were still dealing with its lingering effects a dozen years later when the coronavirus recession and a historic housing crisis hit.

Boomers, too, have been a force behind their economic plight. Neil Howe, the economist, historian, and demographer who coined the term "millennial," previously told Insider that boomers refuse to pay for institutional upkeep, preferring to spend money on things that change people's lives now. He said this is a result of their coming-of-age experience, in which their parents, the GI generation, cared about building strong institutions and looking into the future. Boomers took that for granted and developed a "live-for-today attitude," he said.

They reaped economic benefits from this mindset, a Deutsche Bank Research report found last year. Boomers, it said, saw an increased value in assets thanks to low interest rates and inflated housing prices. They didn't have to pay as much for education as millennials have, nor will they face the cost for environmental damage caused by the carbon emission-releasing companies in which they've invested. 

Boomers created an economic crisis that will leave millennials the first generation worse off than their parents, author Jill Filipovic explores in her book "OK Boomer, Let's Talk." Millennials, she told Insider, are a generation of optimistic, hard-working people who have been dealt a bad hand. "None of this was an accident," she said. 

That boomers have held tremendous political, cultural, and economic power for the past several decades has prevented millennials from seeing the economic solutions they need, Filipovic said. She argues that millennials need boomers to impart their wisdom and experience while making room for the younger generation to be part of decision-making processes. 

"Unless millennials are at the table, we're really not going to see the issues that are most important to us addressed," Filipovic said. "You need people who are actually going to live in the future, who have a stake in the future, at the decision making table."

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Jamie Dimon says he 'regrets' his joke that JPMorgan would outlast China's Communist Party

Businessinsider - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:00
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon
  • Jamie Dimon apologized for a joke he made about JPMorgan outlasting China's Communist Party.
  • "I regret and should not have made that comment. I was trying to emphasize the strength and longevity of our company," Dimon said in a statement. 
  • Dimon made the joke in reference to the the hundredth anniversary of China's Communist Party. 
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Jamie Dimon on Wednesday apologized for a joke he made about JPMorgan outlasting China's Communist Party.

"I regret and should not have made that comment. I was trying to emphasize the strength and longevity of our company," Dimon said in a statement that the bank emailed to Insider. 

Hours after, the CEO apologized again via a spokesperson.

"I truly regret my recent comment because it's never right to joke about or denigrate any group of people, whether it's a country, its leadership, or any part of a society and culture. Speaking in that way can take away from constructive and thoughtful dialogue in society, which is needed now more than ever."

The spokesperson added that Dimon strongly supports a constructive and detailed economic dialogue with China and is committed to the superpower. 

On Tuesday, the bank's chief executive made a comment at a Boston College event in Hong Kong where he compared the longevity of his bank to the Chinese party. 

"The Communist Party is celebrating its 100th year. So is JPMorgan. And I'll make you a bet we last longer," he said.

JPMorgan has been operating in China since 1921. The Communist Party was founded in the same year. 

Dimon's comment came after a one-day trip to Hong Kong where he was exempted from the restrictive three-week hotel quarantine requirement for travelers coming from the US. Dimon visited the bank's over 4,000 employees. 

Dimon has made off-the-cuff comments in the past only to take them back. These include saying he was smarter than former President Donald Trump in 2018. 

In August, Dimon's bank received Beijing's approval to gain full control of its securities business in China — the first firm on Wall Street to do so. Dimon said the expansion would serve both the investment bank and other US companies.

 

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Jury delivers guilty verdicts in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Al Jazeera - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 19:57
Three white men chased and fatally shot Arbery, 25, while he was out jogging in Georgia last year, fuelling protests.
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