4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If searching for a sign of a good economy, look no further than your workplace. The holiday season has kicked off and people are spending more time than last year shopping at work.According to a new survey of 3,321 U.S. employees from CareerBuilder, half of workers plan to spend time shopping at work during the holiday season. That’s 3% higher than last year’s poll.But 58% of the admitted shoppers say they’ll spend less than an hour secretly shopping. That means that roughly a quarter of the total U.S. workforce will spend more than an hour shopping at the office in the coming weeks. continue reading »
Turin, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo has scored so many goals he gives Juventus “a great advantage” insisted coach Massimiliano Allegri as the Italian side look to overturn a two-goal Champions League deficit against Atletico Madrid in their last 16, second leg tie in Turin on Tuesday.“Cristiano has a lot of goals in his legs, he’s a player that has scored so many goals in the Champions League and in matches of this kind he gets really excited and enthusiastic, having him gives us a great advantage,” Allegri told a pre-match press conference on Monday.Ronaldo has scored a record 121 goals of which 57 have proved decisive in the competition, and has been the top scorer in the Champions League for the last six seasons.This year the 34-year-old Portuguese forward has scored just once having being suspended for one match after receiving a red card against Valencia during the group stages.“I’m convinced at 200 percent that Cristiano will play as Cristiano,” said captain Giorgio Chiellini, who will play his 500th match for the club.“None of us are madmen, none of us believe it’s impossible,” added the veteran defender.The challenge for Ronaldo and the Italians will be to get goals past the tight defence of the reigning Europa League champions.“Atletico haven’t conceded in five games, so that bodes well, it makes us very confident,” joked Allegri.“In the last ten years (Atletico) have been one of the strongest teams in Europe.“They have won three Europa Leagues. We have to be up to that level.”“We believe we have what it takes to reverse this result. We have to understand what needs to be done and to adapt to the evolution of the match.”“We have to be very calm and composed to reserve the result. It would be an incredible feat.”Martin Caceres and Leonardo Spinazzola could be drafted into the Juventus defence with both Mattia De Sciglio and Andrea Barzagli injury doubts and Alex Sandro suspended. “Caceres is an extraordinary player, whose career has been stalled by various injuries, but has quality. Spinazzola has improved a great deal and could well start. I’ll decide in the morning,” said Allegri.“Spinazzola hasn’t played yet in the Champions League, but in these situations it can help to have someone who bring freshness.“If we manage to overturn the first leg result, it will be extraordinary. After that we either think about the quarter-finals or ending the season on the right note.”Atletico coach Diego Simeone warned they were ready to “seize their opportunity” to maintain their push for a first Champions League title.“You can’t just talk about Ronaldo, Juventus are a great team with top players who are used to fighting important battles and are very strong in defence,” said Simeone, who insisted there were no favourites despite his team’s clear advantage.“These are two different matches, the first leg and second leg. We’ll have to seize all the opportunities and do our best, we’ll have less space than in the first leg.“These are two strong teams, one will go through and the other won’t. It’s hard to talk about there being favourites.”“They have great quality, Bernardeschi, Dybala, Douglas, who can accompany Mandzukic and Ronaldo, they all deserve our attention.”Without the suspended Diego Costa, Atletico’s attack will be carried by Antoine Griezmann and possibly former Juve forward Alvaro Morata.“The role of the strikers will be fundamental to exploit the spaces that a team that presses strongly can leave near the goal,” said Simeone.Atletico midfielder Koke added: “It will be essential to start playing with intensity from the first minute, the crowd will help them, but we will be 11 against 11.“We know it will be a war and they will besiege us. But our locker room is united, we are all convinced we can reproduce the beautiful result of the first leg.” Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Cristiano Ronaldo
A Florida man fired shots after a dispute over making a sandwich.According to Palm Beach County sheriff officials 18-year-old Destin Garcia, and a co-worker at the Subway inside the Palm Springs, Florida, Walmart got into a dispute on Black Friday over a sandwich. Police say the co-worker made herself a wrap instead of a sandwich and did not pay the difference of about a dollar. Garcia became angry and showed up to the co-worker’s home the next morning.Investigators say Garcia pushed the woman, causing her husband to come outside. He then pulled out a gun and said “Do you think it’s a game?” and fired two shots near the woman’s feet. Police say the couple ran away and Garcia drove off. Garcia is now facing aggravated assault charges with a bail set at $100,000.Subway’s national office has not responded following the incident.
An opera singer led high speed police chase outside President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort hours before the President’s arrival at PBIA.Police say 30-year-old Hannah Roemhild, drove a black SUV thru two of Mar-a-Lago’s security checkpoints.Secret service and sheriff’s deputies opened fire, hitting the vehicle. But the driver sped off. Police say Roemhild then managed to pick up a passenger, before a Florida State Trooper located her bullet-riddled SUV. This is the latest of of several trespassing incidents since President Trump took office.Over the weekend, Roemhild accused of plowing through two security checkpoints at President Trump’s Florida resort refused to appear before a judge.She was expected to appear before Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Ted Booras on Saturday morning but refused, the Palm Beach Post reported.The judge rescheduled her bail hearing for Monday morning. Roemhild is charged with assaulting an officer, fleeing police, and resisting arrest, according to records.A Florida Highway Patrol trooper encountered Roemhild at The Breakers resort Friday morning when the officer responded to a call about a woman “doing some kind of dance” on top of a car.Roemhild refused to speak with the responding trooper, who pounded on the window of her rented SUV to get her attention before smashing it to try and stop her from fleeing, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said. Roemhild had no criminal history in Connecticut, where her driver’s license is from. She was in Palm Beach for a Jan. 28 performance, according to her Instagram page.Trump was not in Palm Beach at the time of the incident but arrived later in the day. Roemhild is an opera singer…listen to her here.
An Oakland County man has been charged with multiple sexual assault crimes after police say his son found child porn on his tablet.Michigan State Police troopers responded to a home in Oakland County, Michigan for a report of a runaway.Police say when they got in contact with the boy, he informed them about the child porn on his father’s tabelet.Officials arrested 43-year-old Jeremy David McCallum, after searching the home and finding “large amounts of evidence” of child porn.McCallum was arraigned in Genesee County on 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of felony firearm, one count of child sexual abuse, one count of extortion and one count assault with a dangerous weapon.Police contacted child protective services and the boy was put in the care of other family members.
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has docked in New Jersey with 12 passengers quarantined for possible coronavirus. Local news reports say several ambulances were seen pulling up to the dock as the ship arrived in Bayonne this morning. The quarantined passengers will all be tested by officials from the CDC, who were on hand to greet the ship. The 12 passengers are all Chinese nationals, who began showing symptoms during the cruise, which is returning from the Bahamas. Another cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, is docked in Japan with 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus including 9 Americans on board. Senator Marco Rubio wants the FDA to reassure the public about the coronavirus.The Florida Republican and others sent a letter yesterday to the Food and Drug Administration as the disease’s death toll exceeds 600 people including a doctor who was the first to alert the Chinese government about the disease which has no cure.In the letter, Rubio and others ask the FDA to guarantee the safety and supply of pharmaceuticals, food and medical supplies being imported from China. As of now, the number of cases tops 30-thousand with 12 in the U.S.