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Broken beer bottles sit in a cage after participants took part in “Glassphemy!”, a project from artist and developer David Belt, on May 20, 2010, in Brooklyn, New York. “Glassphemy!,” is billed as a psychological recycling experiment, in which people stand on a high and a low platform set on each end of a 20-foot-by-30-foot clear box, with high walls made of steel and bulletproof glass. Those on the higher platform take empty glass bottles and throw them at their compatriots across the way protected by a bulletproof glass. The bottles smash at the tempo of artfully designed lights flash. The idea is to make recycling a more direct, visceral experience and to purge some of New York aggression simultaneously. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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At about 4 a.m. on Saturday, Miguel Jiminez and a friend were thrown out of a Flatbush Avenue restaurant near Beverley Road, prompting a physical fight between the two. After taking a punch, Jiminez “fell onto a sidewalk littered with broken bottles and slashed his right bicep open,” according to the New York Post. Instead of stopping to tend to the injury, Jiminez started chasing after his buddy. He eventually collapsed and was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he died from blood loss and became yet another argument against toughing itout.
After a run of excellent vaccine news, an adjustment
Pfizer Inc. expects to ship half of the Covid-19 vaccines it originally planned for this year because of supply-chain problems, but still expects to roll out more than a billion doses in 2021.
“Scaling up the raw material supply chain took longer than expected,” a company spokeswoman said. “And it’s important to highlight that the outcome of the clinical trial was somewhat later than the initial projection.”
Pfizer and Germany-based partner BioNTech SE had hoped to roll out 100 million vaccines world-wide by the end of this year, a plan that has now been reduced to 50 million. The U.K. on Wednesday granted emergency-use authorization for the vaccine, becoming the first Western country to start administering doses.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is *very close* to saying New York City is in a second wave. The 7-day test positivity rate hits 5.19 percent, and he again asks the elderly to stay home. “It’s quite clear at this point that this second wave unfortunately is right upon us.”
Breaking: Puerto Rico imposes new COVID-19 measures from Dec. 7 to Jan. 7. Complete lockdown on Sundays except for gas stations/pharmacies/hardware stores. Marinas closed. No alcohol sold Sat-Mon. Curfew now 9 pm-5 am from Mon-Sat.