Bridge: April 14, 2021

“My wife and I have been married so long,” a club player told me, “that she finishes my sentences. Actually, she starts some and often furnishes the middle parts.” I watched him defend as today’s West. Against 3NT he led a club. South let East’s jack win, won the next club with the king and led a diamond: four, queen. West took his ace and led a third club. South won and led diamond to dummy’s ten, and my friend’s wife took the jack and led a heart. South had three spades, two hearts, two diamonds and two clubs. “I should have …” West began. “… ducked the first diamond,” his wife finished for him. LONG SUIT A defensive principle: When you hope to set up a long suit against notrump, cling to your entry. West must let the queen of diamonds win and play low again if South (perhaps questionably) leads another diamond. If South plays the ten from dummy, as most would, East wins and returns her last club, and West’s suit is set up while he still has the ace of diamonds.…

Horoscopes April 14, 2021: Sarah Michelle Gellar, get ready to let go of the past

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Abigail Breslin, 25; Sarah Michelle Gellar, 44; Adrien Brody, 48; Brad Garrett, 61. Actor Adrien Brody (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)  Happy Birthday: Use your imagination, and you’ll figure out a way to make the most out of any situation you face this year. The deeper you dig, the more you will discover that will help you get ahead. Get ready to let go of the past and head into the future with optimism and a desire to be successful. Your numbers are 5, 12, 19, 24, 29, 34, 42. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pace yourself, and you will accomplish all you set out to do. Gravitate toward people who are willing to give back as much as they take. Strive for equality in relationships, and success and happiness will be yours. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Extravagant behavior will weigh you down and hold you back. Moderation mixed with discipline and hard work will be your ticket to success. Walk away from temptation, and remain focused on your long-term objective. Avoid situations that put you in harm’s way. 3…

Word Game: April 14, 2021

TODAY’S WORD — APHOTIC (APHOTIC: ay-FO-tik: Having no light.) Average mark 23 words Time limit 40 minutes Can you find 33 or more words in APHOTIC? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — PARAPET papa paper pare part pate pear peat pert prate prep apart aper appear area rapt rate reap reata repp tapa tape taper tapper tare tarp tear trap To purchase the Word Game book, visit WordGameBooks.com. Order it now for just $5 while supplies last! RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed. Contact Word Game creator Kathleen Saxe at kzsaxe@gmail.com.

Ask Amy: He turned my pricey blanket to felt. Am I a jerk for making a big deal about it?

Dear Amy: A friend recently returned from abroad. He is struggling to find a full-time job, so we let him stay at our place for a month and a half (rent-free) while we were away. We did this as a favor to him. Amy Dickinson  When we returned, we realized he had damaged a piece of furniture by using a homemade cleaning solution on it. He also turned a (very expensive) alpaca blanket into felt by washing it. We let the furniture damage slide as a simple mistake, but when I brought up the blanket, he only offered to pay for half of the cost. I recognize that mistakes happen. I know it’s dumb to spend an inordinate amount on a blanket. I also realize I could have been clearer about how to care for these things, but am I in the wrong to be frustrated by his offer to only pay half of the cost to replace it? Related Articles Ask Amy: She demanded that I shun my granddaughter, and I wouldn’t do it Ask Amy: I’m so upset by his new tattoo that…

Semi Overturns On Road | Riverside

02.02.2021 | 9:24 PM | RIVERSIDE – California Highway Patrol and Riverside Fire Department responded to an overturned semi on the Riverside Interchange. When they arrived they found a semi on its side blocking the 1, 2 and 3 lanes of the freeway. Initial reports were that the semi was leaking fuel and/or oil and that it had a ruptured tank and was carrying 150 gallons of fuel or Diesel and was having a major spill. Fire arrived and found that they truck was leaking some oil but it was not having a major spill. CHP Called for a hard closure of the freeway and issued a SIG Alert. The freeway will remain closed for a few hours while crews clean up the spilled fluids and the truck is towed. The driver of the semi was not injured. For licensing, contact info@onscene.tv Follow our other platforms! IG – https://www.instagram.com/onscenetv/?hl=en FB – https://www.facebook.com/onscenetv/ The post Semi Overturns On Road | Riverside appeared first on ONSCENE.TV.

Dangerous Fugitive Barricades Himself For 5 Hours | Riverside

01.28.2021 | RIVERSIDE – Riverside Police Department Press Release DANGEROUS FELON APPREHENDED BY METRO TEAM Riverside, CA – On Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Riverside Police Department’s METRO Team and West PACT Team (Post-Release Accountability & Compliance Team) began surveillance of a wanted parolee in the 1400 block of Clemson Way, located in the University neighborhood of Riverside. Ralph Miera, 42-years-old of Riverside, is on parole that was transferred from Colorado, but was a wanted fugitive in New Mexico for aggravated assault and kidnapping with the use a firearm. At approximately 5:00 p.m. and after about 2 hours of surveillance, the METRO Team observed Ralph Miera enter an apartment on Clemson Way. They made announcements and gave Mr. Miera opportunity to surrender, but he ignored their commands. Due to the suspect’s extensive history of violence and use of firearms, the entire SWAT Team and Emergency Negotiations Team (ENT) were called to assist, and a search warrant was obtained for the residence. Over the next few hours, neighbors were safely evacuated and tactical resources continued to persuade Mr. Miera to peacefully surrender. Shortly after 10:30 p.m.,…

‘No one can dare ask why’

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Women are banned from leaving their homes without a male companion and nobody dares ask about schooling for girls living here. Taxation, that’s sometimes fair and often on the rich but compulsory, can be prey to rival taxmen and lead to beatings and imprisonment for non-payment. Justice is dispensed in mobile courts with adulterers jailed or killed and some reoffending thieves hanged in public. Bread, clothing and even the occasional smartphone are gifts for fighters. This is 2021, in a Taliban stronghold: Musa Qala, a town in Helmand province that dozens of Americans, British and Afghan soldiers died fighting for over nearly two decades. It is now entirely the type of backward, Islamist society the Taliban want. It’s a crude form of order after more than 30 years of chaos, locals say. In interviews with six male residents of the town, CNN sought to establish what a society controlled by the Taliban is like for its citizens, given the growing nationwide sway of the militant group that ruled the country in the 1990s. On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden is expected…

4 signs of where infrastructure stands on Capitol Hill

The White House and congressional Democrats face a crowded slate of pressing issues and competing priorities this week as they try to push forward with efforts to negotiate and secure passage of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package. That dynamic was on display amid a flurry of developments Tuesday that diverted attention in a variety of directions. The White House worked to offer reassurances after major news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration were recommending that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine over six reported US cases of a “rare and severe” type of blood clot. Later in the day, Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 prompted a split reaction among both congressional Republicans and Democrats. The vaccination announcement in particular highlighted one of the many challenges that Democrats will have to navigate as they work to advance the President’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill: As they juggle an already jam-packed schedule, they must also contend with unexpected events. Here’s where things stand as of Wednesday morning:…

NCAA Championship Draw Basketball’s Largest Audience Since 2019 NBA Finals

Share this article:The championship game in the NCAA men’s tournament drew the largest audience for a basketball game since the concluding game of the 2019 NBA Finals, despite Baylor leading from the instant it scored the game’s first points, according to live-plus-same-day figures released Tuesday by Nielsen. CBS’ coverage of the Bears’ 86-70 victory over previously undefeated Gonzaga April 5 averaged 16.922 million viewers, the most for a basketball game since the Toronto Raptors’ series-clinching 114-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors on June 13, 2019 averaged 18.763 million viewers on ABC. None of the six games of the 2020 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, which was also carried by ABC, averaged more than 8.89 million viewers, facing unprecedented competition from NFL regular-season games and MLB postseason games from Sept. 30-Oct. 11. However, the audience was the lowest for an NCAA championship game televised by CBS. The previous low was 17.088 million for Connecticut’s 82-73 victory over Georgia Tech in 2004. Viewership was down 14.2% from the 19.723-million average for the last championship game, Virginia’s 85-77 overtime victory over Texas…

White Claw releases new seltzer

Surge, a new hard seltzer which is now rolling out in the United States, is sold in 16-ounce cans, each with 8% alcohol by volume. The product comes in blood orange and cranberry flavors and costs up to $2.99 per can. In addition to Surge, White Claw is also releasing three new flavors of the brand’s original hard seltzer product, sold in 12-ounce cans with 5% ABV. The new flavors, strawberry, pineapple and blackberry, are available in a variety-pack along with the brand’s best-selling mango flavor. The line expansion comes as hard seltzer sales continue to increase, and competition in the space heats up. Hard seltzer sales grew 121% to about $4.4 billion, across retail channels in the 52-week period that ended March 27, according to Nielsen. Truly, one of White Claw’s main rivals, announced an 8% ABV beverage of its own last month. Truly Extra Hard Seltzer, also sold in 16-ounce cans, comes in two fruit flavors: black raspberry and peach mango. Both brands have also expanded their portfolios to include iced tea versions of their hard seltzers. Together, White Claw and Truly capture…

Johns Hopkins University requiring all students to get COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus

Click here for updates on this story BALTIMORE, MD (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins University will require all students who plan to be on campus in the fall be vaccinated or have religious or health exemption. Faculty and staff are also “strongly urged” to be vaccinated before coming back to campus. The university is in the process of establishing a system for JHU affiliates to register their vaccination status, which will aid decisions about the appropriate level of public health protections over the summer and fall. “Our plans are predicated on continuing public health strategies to promote a safe campus and community,” JHU President Ronald J. Daniels, Provost Sunil Kumar, and Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Mary Miller wrote in a message over the weekend. “Ensuring that the overwhelming percentage of our community’s population is vaccinated will greatly reduce the risk of the virus’s spread on our campuses and will also protect our neighbors in Baltimore,” they said. The university said it will seek to facilitate opportunities for students who cannot get vaccinated in their home jurisdictions to be vaccinated as soon as…

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