Month: December 2022

The Pandemic, Rudeness, Crypto Craziness: We’re Over You, 2022

The rudeness pandemic, the actual pandemic, and all things gray. There’s a lot to leave behind when 2022 ends and uncertainty rules around the world. The health crisis brought on the dawn of slow living, but it crushed many families forced to hustle for their living. Rudeness went on the rise. Crypto currencies tanked. Pete Davidson’s love thing with Kim Kardashian made headlines. A list of what we’re over as we hope for better times in 2023: Incivility be gone The pandemic released a tsunami of overwrought people, but heightened incivility has stretched well beyond their raucous ranks. Researcher Christine

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Storm Brings Flooding, Landslides Across California

Landslides of rock and mud closed roadways Friday across California as heavy rains kicked off what will be a series of storms poised to usher in the new year with downpours and potential flooding across much of the state and several feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada. The atmospheric river storm, a long and wide plume of moisture pulled in from the Pacific Ocean, began sweeping across the northern part of the state Friday and was expected to bring more rain through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento. A winter storm warning was in effect into

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Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 79

  Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as “You Make Loving Fun,” “Everywhere” and “Don’t Stop,” has died at age 79. Her death was announced Wednesday on the band’s social media accounts. No cause of death or other details were immediately provided, but a family statement said she “passed away peacefully at hospital this morning” with family around her after a “short illness.” “She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure,” the band’s statement reads in part. McVie was a steady presence and personality in a

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Azerbaijani currency rates for December 30

BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 30. The official exchange rate of the US dollar and euro against Azerbaijani manat as of December 30, 2022, is set at 1.7 and 1,8114 manat, respectively, Trend reports via Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA). The manat rate to other global currencies for Friday according to the CBA: Currencies 1 US dollar USD 1,7 1 Euro EUR 1,8114 1 Australian dollar AUD 1,1518 1 Argentine peso ARS 0,0096 1 Belarus ruble BYN 0,6735 1 Brazil real BRL 0,3221 1 UAE dirham AED 0,4629 1 South African rand ZAR 0,1002 100 South Korean won KRW 0,1348 1 Czech koruna CZK 0,0749

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What Americans Googled Most in 2022

  If Google searches are a window into what Americans are really thinking about, then millions of us were focused on a daily online word game developed by a New York-based software engineer. The impact of the term, Wordle, the most-searched term in 2022, is what surprised Simon Rogers, trends data team lead at Google, the most about this year’s data. “All the top trending definitions are related to Wordles and the effect it had on our data can not be overstated,” Rogers told VOA in an email. The top five most popular Google searches in 2022 — Wordle, Election results,

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Pioneering US Television Journalist Barbara Walters Dies at 93

  Barbara Walters, one of the most visible women on U.S. television as the first female anchor on an evening news broadcast and one of TV’s most prominent interviewers, has died at age 93, her longtime ABC home network said on Friday. Walters, who created the popular ABC women’s talk show The View in 1997, died Friday at her home in New York, Robert Iger, chief executive of ABC’s corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co., said on Twitter. In a broadcast career spanning five decades, Walters interviewed an array of world leaders, including Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, Libyan ruler Moammar

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Saint Lucia updates its Citizenship by Investment regulations to remain competitive in the investment migration industry

Castries, Dec. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Saint Lucia has amended the regulations of its Citizenship by Investment Programme to remain increasingly competitive and ensure that the Caribbean country fulfils its mandate of growing demand for its investment products for the ultimate benefit of the people of Saint Lucia. As one of the youngest Citizenship […]

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