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Staten Island bar owner who was arrested for defying indoor dining ban says he has lost faith in 'self-congratulating' Gov. Cuomo who 'only wants to punish and not help'

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The Staten Island bar owner who was arrested this week for defying New York's Covid-19 restaurant restrictions said he 'lost faith' in Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who he suggested wanted to punish small business owners. Danny Presti of Mac's Public House said he and the co-owner, Keith McAlarney, were tired of pleading with New York officials for help during the pandemic.    'We've pleaded with them to work with us and other small businesses,' Presti told Fox News on Friday.  'At this point...we are losing faith, and kind of lost faith in the ability for our local and city governments to help us.' Danny Presti , co-owner of Mac's Public House in Staten Island, said on Friday that he 'lost faith' in New York officails like Gov. Andrew Cuomo Presti clarified that local government officials had made efforts to help businesses, but 'the governor and the mayor seem like they don't want anything.' 'So if they don't give us assistance

Inside story of how Nathan Buckley's future wife courted the AFL superstar and why she DIDN'T like her fellow WAGS - as the pair announce their shock split after 18 years of marriage

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Nathan Buckley's wife of 18 years asked the AFL superstar where his partner and children were when the pair first met - before snagging a date and eventually tying the knot. The Collingwood head coach and his wife Tania announced on Friday that they separated 11 months ago after almost two decades of marriage.   The former couple have been co-parenting their two sons Ayce, 12, and Jett, 14, in the months since the break-up. Buckley and Tania said 'I do' in 2002, just three years after a chance meeting at a St Kilda restaurant, which was owned by friends they had in common. Nathan Buckley's wife of 18 years Tania asked the AFL superstar where his partner and children were when the pair first met - before snagging a date and eventually tying the knot.  The couple are pictured together in 2000 The Collingwood head coach and his wife Tania announced on Friday that they separated 11 months ago after almost two decades of marriage  Buckley was the newly appointed Collingwood

Internet troll targets Australia Post by sharing an 'offensive' message on the company's website

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An internet troll has taken aim at Australia Post and left an unusual message on their eParcel login page. Customers were greeted with the message 'we are smoking meth' on the delivery service's website on Saturday. The message would appear in the latest news section on the website after a person had been hovering on the web page for several seconds. An internet troll has taken aim at Australia Post and left an unusual message on their eParcel login page Customers were greeted with the message 'We are smoking meth' on the delivery service's website on Saturday However, by Saturday afternoon Australia Post had removed the glitch. A spokesman told Daily Mail Australia: 'We apologise to our customers for the unauthorised offensive post.  'The offending message has been removed and we have disabled the account that posted it.'  Many social media users said they got a laugh out of what had happened.  One person said: 'Who ever did this is a legend.

Western Australia introduces new app to help with contact tracing as QR codes become mandatory in the state from today

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Checking in to gyms, cinemas and hospitality businesses with a QR code has become mandatory in Western Australia today.   Premier Mark McGowan  said more than 260,000 people had already downloaded the new SafeWA app with QR code registering to become mandatory from Saturday. Hospitality venues, gyms, cinemas and other businesses will be required to keep track of patrons or risk fines of up to $250,000. The app is for businesses to access the free QR code for patrons to scan, rather than creating one themselves or being forced to keep paper records.  Those who already have QR codes in place are not required to download the SafeWA app.  Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan said more than 260,000 people had downloaded the new SafeWA app with QR code registering to become mandatory from Saturday The app is for businesses to access the free QR code for patrons to scan, rather than creating one themselves or being forced to keep paper records Both electronic and paper check-ins are cons

Trump campaign files lawsuit to order new statewide election in Georgia to challenge ‘tens of thousands of illegal votes'

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President Trump's campaign filed a lawsuit in Georgia seeking to invalidate the election results there, the latest in a series of legal challenges aimed at reversing his loss that have so far gone nowhere.  The Trump campaign claimed in a statement there was 'literally tens of thousands of illegal votes that were cast, counted, and included' in the 2020 General Election. 'The massive irregularities, mistakes, and potential fraud violate the Georgia Election Code, making it impossible to know with certainty the actual outcome of the presidential race in Georgia,' wrote Ray S. Smith III, lead counsel for the Trump Campaign. It also promised the lawsuit would include sworn statements from Georgia residents ordealleging fraud. President Donald Trump's campaign has filed a new lawusit in Georgia that asked state officials to hold a new presidential election  The lawsuit joined more than 40 other legal challenges brought forth by Trump's campaign and supporters th

CDC urges 'universal mask use' indoors for the first time as U.S. hospitalizations hit a record high of 101,000 and deaths surges amid the pandemic

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 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested the universal use of face masks indoors as Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths rock the country. The CDC on Friday released the latest Morbidity and Mortality report, in which health officials expanded on public health guidelines recommended amid the pandemic. The agency has long urged Americans to wear proper face masks, but Friday's recommendation specifically asked people to don masks anywhere outside an individual's home.  It asked community leaders to issue 'policies or directives mandating universal use of face masks in indoor settings.' 'Consistent and correct use of face masks is a public health strategy critical to reducing respiratory transmission of SARS-CoV-2,' the report stated, noting that an estimated 50 per cent of new infections are transmitted by asymptomatic people.   The CDC on Friday recommended universal face mask usage for Americans anywhere outside of the individuals home The

John Hopkins professor slams the FDA for 'holding up COVID vaccine approval' and dubs agency's progress 'Operation Turtle Speed' as another 2,563 die, hospitalizations hit a record 101K and new model projects almost 539,000 fatalities by April

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Professor Marty Makary slammed the FDA for meeting to review the Pfizer vaccine on December 10 even though it had already gained approval in the U.K. on Wednesday A professor at Johns Hopkins slammed the Food and Drug Administration for continuing to hold off their approval of the COVID-19 vaccine - dubbing the agency's progress 'Operation Turtle Speed' - as the United States saw its third worst day of the pandemic with 2,563 people dying, hospitalizations hitting a record 101,000 and new projections showing that there could be almost 539,000 deaths by April.  A new record was set for hospitalizations on Friday, with a total of 101,276 people receiving professional medical care. The number of new cases - 224,831 - also set a grim new record. The data means that more Americans died from coronavirus this week than heart disease, lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A total of 11,820 died from COVID-19 over the past week, according to the Institute for Health