Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. You know the feeling: It’s summertime and you’re dining outside, but it’s a little cooler than you want it to be. While freestanding patio heaters are a common fixture of outdoor bars and restaurants, they are also terrific additions to a residential patio, helping you make the most of every spring or summer night — even ones when the breeze would normally move the party inside. Not every outdoor patio heater is built the same way, especially when it comes to how they are powered. When shopping, the main patio heater power sources you’ll come across are propane, gas and electric. Each requires a slightly different setup, and in the case of propane, an extra purchase. But perhaps the most important thing to remember when choosing the best patio heater for you is the amount … [Read more...] about These Are the Best Patio Heaters for Outdoor Dining at Home
Help is on the way — eventually in the form of restored water service, immediately in the form of more accurate and better communication from city staff. That was the message from the mayor and city officials Wednesday to those suffering from frozen water pipes that have kept them waiting in their homes for city crews in a fog of misinformation for as long as 10 days. Hours after the Star reported on the plight of hundreds of Toronto residents who have been without water in the cold snap since Valentine’s Day, Mayor John Tory convened a meeting with Toronto Water general manager Lou Di Gironimo and city manager Joe Pennachetti, after which they announced the immediate creation of a “special SWAT team” to help coordinate city responses and communication with residents. “You performed a valuable public service today,” Mayor John Tory said in an interview in reference to the Star ’s reporting. “What it caused me to do today is have a meeting, my first meeting of the day, with … [Read more...] about Toronto sets up SWAT team to deal with water woes after Star story.
BIG BLOW by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Share Tweet Ben Stokes hurt his finger while fielding in RR's IPL 2021 opener against Punjab Kings. © BCCI/IPL Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of IPL 2021 after picking up a finger injury in the team's tournament opener against Punjab Kings on April 12. Stokes is understood to have broken his index finger on the left hand while taking a tumbling catch to dismiss Chris Gayle off the bowling of Riyan Parag. The development is a significant setback for the Royals, who are hoping to improve on an eighth place finish last season. They're already missing the services of Jofra Archer to a hand injury and even though the fast bowler has resumed light training , it is uncertain when he'll be cleared to resume playing and can join the team bubble in India. Stokes, who also missed out six games of last season's league phase after he'd travelled to New … [Read more...] about Broken finger rules Ben Stokes out of IPL 2021
Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag In a major blow to national vaccination efforts, the FDA and CDC recommended suspending the use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID vaccine because at least six people had developed severe blood clots after receiving it. The affected vaccine recipients were all between the ages of 18 and 48, with the clots showing up 6 to 13 days after immunization. One woman died, and one is in critical condition. The agencies will investigate whether the issue is more widespread, but for now at least, those who suffered a poor reaction represent a miniscule percentage of the near 7 million Americans who have received the shot. The government’s decision immediately set off a debate about the wisdom of halting a vaccine’s usage over what appears to be such a rare reaction. In a joint statement , the FDA and CDC said that “Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare,” but that “We are recommending a pause in the use … [Read more...] about U.S. to Pause J&J Vaccine Rollout After Rare Blood-Clot Reaction
Employers’ zero-tolerance drug policies trump Colorado’s medical marijuana laws, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a 6-0 decision, the high court affirmed lower court rulings that businesses can fire employees for the use of medical marijuana — even if it’s off-duty. With the ruling, which was a blow to some medical marijuana patients and a sigh of relief to employers, Colorado became the first state to provide guidance on a gray area of the law. The decision came nine months after the state’s highest court heard oral arguments in Brandon Coats’ case against Dish Network. Coats became quadriplegic in a car accident and used marijuana to control leg spasms. He had a medical marijuana card and consumed pot off-duty. He was fired in 2010 after failing a random drug test. Coats, who was a customer service representative for Dish, challenged the Douglas County satellite TV company’s zero-tolerance drug policy, claiming that his use was legal under state law. His … [Read more...] about Colorado Supreme Court: Employers can fire for off-duty pot use