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Alien discovery: Two ‘bases’ spotted on Mars which add weight to life on Mars theory

Earth’s next-door neighbour has proved to be a hotspot for alien-hunting activity, with relentless theories of life on Mars. Conspiracy theorists have long believed that Mars is home to alien life, and now they believe they have the proof. Prominent UFO seeker Scott C Waring has been browsing Google Mars – the Martian version of Google Earth and believes he stumbled upon two alien bases.

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One, Mr Waring claims, is a sort of hangar which is where the Martians keep their ships, while the other is a huge pyramid where the extraterrestrials reside.

Mr Waring wrote on his blog ET Database: “I was looking over the Mars Google online map when I discovered some structures.

“The first structure is a long tall building that enters the side of a crater like an arrow hitting a target. At its end it has a small tower on its slope.

“The other structure is a four sided pyramid with a huge six sided doorway in its side. This doorway is big enough for ships to enter and exit.

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Alien discovery: Two ‘bases’ spotted on Mars which add weight to life on Mars theory (Image: ET DATABASE)

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“The pyramid is about 5 kilometres across and 4 kilometres wide. The long structure is closer to 10 kilometres long.” (Image: ET DATABASE)

“But what looks like a door may be a tinted window for a city that may exist inside this pyramid.

“The pyramid is about 5 kilometres across and 4 kilometres wide. The long structure is closer to 10 kilometres long.”

However, sceptics and NASA would say the bases and other similar findings are just the effects of pareidolia – a psychological phenomenon when the brain tricks the eyes into seeing familiar objects or shapes in patterns or textures such as a rock surface.

This would mean the base and other similar findings are simply rocks in a familiar-looking shape.

Another recent finding which supposedly supports the argument of life on Mars was that of a large black rock which looked like a fossil.

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NASA’s annual budget (Image: EXPRESS)

Mr Waring wrote on his blog: “While looking at the front page of the Mars Science Laboratory website, I noticed that they placed a photo with a huge black fossil right on the freaking front page!

“How could anyone who has any experience at ancient fossils and artifacts have even possibly have missed that?

“NASA really doesn’t care about finding life, or proving that life once existed on other planets.

“They only want to drip feed the public boring science facts to satisfy the public’s curiosity. Its called the trickle down theory and NASA perfected it.

“There is no doubt in my mind that this is a ancient fossil.”

Life on Mars: UFO hunter spots ‘alien lizard’ on Mars ‘unlike anything’ on Earth – claim

From the beginnings of telescopic observations of Mars, humanity has speculated whether life could have started on the Red Planet and what it might resemble. Notorious alien life conspiracy theorist Scott Waring believes he has now finally settled the question about releasing an image purporting to show an alien creature on Mars.

The image was shot by the NASA Mars Curiosity Rover on Sol 1448.

Mr Waring took to his etdatabase.com site to speculate about the apparent alien anomaly.

The UFO enthusiast wrote: “While looking through Sol 1448 of Mars, I noticed a strange creature on the hillside.

“The object seems to be a species of lizard, but unlike anything we have here on Earth.”

READ MORE: Does Google Mars photo show crashed UFO on Mars?

The Viking spacecraft had an array of sophisticated experiments to detect metabolism and organic molecules.

The negative results from these experiments resulted in considerable pessimism that continued through the 1980s concerning the prospects for finding alien life.

However, several factors have subsequently contributed to a more optimistic view.

These include the recognition that alien life can survive in a far wider range of conditions than was formerly thought possible, including near deep-sea vents at temperatures well over 1,000C (1,800F), in basaltic rocks deep below the surface, and in other extreme environments.

Additionally, the knowledge Earth life started very quickly, possibly before the end of heavy bombardment, possibly indicates the origin of life is not an extremely low-probability event.

Coronavirus in the Bible: Bizarre claim COVID-19 is ‘fulfilling Bible prophecy’ of plague

The has infected more than one million people since November, fuelling widespread panic around the globe. The COVID-19 virus first appeared in China’s Hubei Province but has since spread to nearly every corner of the world, killing more than 55,000 people. In these uncertain times, many have looked to the Christian Bible for answers.

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Doomsday preachers and evangelists who follow literal interpretations of the Bible have also used the pandemic to spread claims of biblical prophecy.

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Bryan McDonald of The Trumpet said: “From the moment the coronavirus crisis began, The Trumpet has explained that this disease is fulfilling Bible prophecy.

“Many biblical passages, such as Revelation 6 and Matthew 24, forecast disease pandemics in the time just before Jesus Christ returns.

“The truth is, as Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry recently warned, we can ‘expect diseases like this new Wuhan coronavirus to get worse, and to eventually spread like medieval pandemics and kill millions of people’.”

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The Bible does include prophecies of plague and disease in the end times, but there is no tangible evidence to link these to the coronavirus.

In Revelation 6, the Apostle John said: “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.

“And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

And in Matthew 24, Jesus Christ spoke of the biblical signs that will herald the end of the world.

He said: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.

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“You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

“All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

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According to Mr McDonald, the death and suffering caused by the coronavirus is not without reason.

In his opinion, the crisis is unfolding “on God’s terms”.

He bizarrely said: “God is allowing the coronavirus as correction for our sins.”

But not all Christian authors agree with the COVID-19 outlook.

Dr Michael Brown argued in an article for The Stream there is no evidence to say coronavirus is a harbinger of doom.

He said: “My own understanding is that there will be massive upheaval before the end of the world, in the midst of which there will also be a mighty spiritual outpouring.

“But either way, what is clear to me is that we should not view the coronavirus as a prophesied, end-time plague.

“Instead, we should view it in the same way we have viewed many other epidemics and pandemics in world history.

“They are tragic reminders of the broken state of our world and of the frailty of our race.”

Lizzo Treats Hospital Workers To Lunch Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Medical professionals across the country got a special treat this week, courtesy of Lizzo

The three-time Grammy winner donated lunches to a number of hospitals across the country to thank staff members for their work during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit shared a short video on its Twitter account Monday in which Lizzo expressed her gratitude to those “on the frontlines” of the global crisis. 

“Thank you so much for being the heroes in this story,” Lizzo, a Detroit native, said in the clip. “We’re staying inside and we’re praying and thinking of you every single day.” 

Turns out, Lizzo didn’t stop there. 

Staff at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle’s Virginia Mason Hospital and Minneapolis’ M Health Fairview also shared photos of themselves displaying lunches they said were donated by the pop star. 

The full extent of Lizzo’s donation is unclear, but on Tuesday she shared a short video on Instagram that showed other photos from medical professionals, as well as a link encouraging her followers to contribute. 

The singer admitted last week that she was feeling “helpless” after speaking with a friend’s mother who is an emergency room nurse in Ohio. 

“I wish I could send you face masks,” she said in an Instagram Live session. “I wish I could send you supplies, and I wish I could send you more hands and arms. I wish I could be there.”

As part of her general outreach to fans in self-isolation, she has also been posting regular mediation videos in which she plays her flute. 

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Pot Shops Thriving Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

California Governor Gavin Newsom sent shockwaves through the West Coast on Thursday when he officially ordered all 40 million of the state’s residents essentially shelter in place (meaning stay home unless buying basic necessities or seeking medical care).

But among the “essential services” that he deemed will remain open — on top of pharmacies and food stores — was, perhaps surprisingly, marijuana dispensaries.

Popular dispensary MedMen, which operates 33 stores in nine states including 12 in California, says it is operating with modified hours, but all stores remain open (except for one in Monterey Bay, Calif. which is closed due to local jurisdiction).

“As of now, we have been deemed an essential business in the markets that have established protocol,” Christian Langbein, the company’s spokesperson says. “We are closely following recent guidelines released by each state and local jurisdiction, plus that of the CDC and the WHO in the best interest of our customers and employees and have adopted the recommended safety protocol.”

As a company seemingly unscathed by the coronavirus outbreak thus far, MedMenis in the minority.

In the two months since the first case of COVID-19 landed in the U.S., the nation’s private sector is a changed place.

Over half of America has closed all non-essential businesses, recreational activities — from festivals and theme parks to cruise ships — have come to a screeching halt, sports teams have hit pause on their seasons and the financial market may be on the verge of a crash.

But amid the colossal shifts, the cannabis industry seems poised to stay afloat.Denver-based Medicine Man, one of the first and largest dispensaries in the U.S., tells Yahoo Lifestyle that in the weeks since the coronavirus began spreading rapidly, its sales have actually escalated.

“Our numbers are significantly higher than they would normally be this time of year,” says Sally Vander Veer, the dispensary’s CEO. “For the most part, we’re seeing customers who are grateful that were open because they can get their medicine.”

Although Vander Veer wouldn’t describe the influx as panic buying, she has definitely noticed a shift among customers — and has begun shifting how her company operates as well.

“We’re encouraging online orders. So customers can go to our website site, place an order and it will be ready for them to pick up at our store. They can be in and out in 30 seconds,” says Van der Veer. “On the floor of our dispensaries, we have tape that to ensure that we’re maintaining six feet of distance between every customer. All of our budtenders are wearing gloves and using hand sanitizer or washing their hands in between each transaction.”

Medicine Man, which employs 90 people, is preparing for the possibility of moving all sales online — but Van der Veer feels confident that the company’s four locations will remain open.

“Luckily we’re considered essential businesses so far in Colorado,” says Van der Veer, referencing a mandate from Colorado Governor Jared Polis requiring all non-essential businesses to close. “I think it speaks a lot to the importance of marijuana as medicine —especially in times when people are anxious, [depressed] or they can’t sleep.”

Van der Veer says the distinction of “essential services” in the time of the coronavirus makes sense both for citizens and the state as a whole.

“[GovernorPolis] has been a strong supporter of our industry because I think he realizes what we contribute to the economy,” she says. “And he’s smart enough to know that like liquor stores, you can’t take these things away from people in times of stress.”

Cannabis is indeed big business in Colorado, garnering nearly $1.3 billion insales in 2018 alone. But it’s far from the only state turning a major profiton legalization, or bringing in a plethora of jobs.

According to Leafly’s 2019 Cannabis Jobs Report, there are an estimated 243,700 full-time employees working in the marijuana industry today, a 110 percent increase from 2016, when only a handful of states had recreational laws.

Now, with marijuana legal recreationally in 11 states, experts predict it will continue to be a major driver of job growth.

Or at least ahead of this outbreak, they did.

But even in places where COVID-19 is spreading, such as in Washington, dispensaries show no signs of slowing down.

Ian Eisenberg, owner of the popular Seattle-based dispensary Uncle Ikes says his company is remaining open amid a cluster of cases in the state. But like Medicine Man, he is working to ensure customers and budtenders (the moniker for marijuana dispensary workers) are as safe as possible.

“We’re limiting the number of people in our stores at a time, we’re encouraging pre-orders. If you want to talk to a budtender you’re going to wait in line outside for a long time and there are chalk marks on the sidewalk showing you where to go.” Eisenberg tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Inside we’re making people stand six feet apart and I think we only have, depending on which store it is, a handful of people in the stores at a time versus 20 or 50 before.”

In a post on Uncle Ike’s Facebook page from Wednesday, the dispensary shared an aerial view of customers waiting in line to get in, each diligently appearing behind a white line drawn in chalk. Eisenberg realizes how strange the situation is, but says that allowing cannabis to flow freely is in everyone’s best interest.

“The pharmacies, the grocery stores are going to be allowed to stay open so I don’t know why they wouldn’t allow pot stores,” says Eisenberg. “Most of our customers self-identify as one form or another a medical user.”

Beyond that, he says it’s simply the smart choice for keeping people who are under lockdown sane. “I think if you want people to stay indoors and not go out and not interact with a lot of people? Pot’s a pretty good thing to have,” he says. “Then you can get stoned and watch Netflix.”

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

Welcome to Cozy Week, where we’ll curl up by the glow of our screens to celebrate all that’s soft in entertainment. Pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa and sit by us as we coo over the cutest games, cry over the tenderest movie moments, and drift off to the most comforting shows. Because it can be a cold world out there, and we need something to keep us warm. 


There’s nothing like a cuddly, cozy, cutesy game fest.

Whether you’re going head-to-head in a round of Snipperclips or running out the clock with Overcooked!, multiplayer and co-op games provide players with an unparalleled chance to bond. You can share a blanket with your partner, kids, relatives, friends, and/or roommates while you journey to a far off land full of color and fun. There you’ll puzzle and platform, win and lose, try on and take off costumes — all from the comfort of your very own couch. 

In a time where plenty of us are trying to get outside of ourselves, few things sound better than transporting entertainment designed to make us feel closer. So, without further ado, here are 12 of the coziest comfort games to play with your loved ones right now.

12. Heave Ho!

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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Hold hands and launch each other into space in this couch co-op designed to make your hands hurt. With adorable animations and standout humor, Heave Ho! harnesses simulated physics to create a surprisingly endearing journey full of teamwork, betrayal, and costume changes. Hurl yourself onto ledges, make human chains, and cling to whatever you can grab. There’s only one goal: Don’t fall before you reach that flag.

Perfect for: 1-4 players of any age via couch co-op.

Where to play: Heave Ho! is available on Windows and Nintendo Switch.

11. Bee Simulator

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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Tackle one big journey from a very small vantage point. In Bee Simulator, players are transported to the miniature world of bees where they are tasked with various bee duties. Full of educational facts, beautiful scenery, and amusing challenges, this is a great game to play with science-loving kids. (Fair warning, the controls can be a little wonky so be prepared for some frustration along the way.)

Perfect for: 1-4 players of any age via couch co-op. Competitive play also available.

Where to play: Bee Simulator is available on Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

10. Kirby Star Allies 

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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There are plenty of cute Nintendo games on this list, but Kirby Star Allies will always hold a special place in my heart. Accompany Kirby and up to three of his pals as they explore levels, turning enemies into allies and combining powers along the way. Super sweet and exceptionally easy, Kirby Star Allies is mindless platform fun for the whole family.

Perfect for: 1-4 players of any age via couch co-op.

Where to play: Kirby Star Allies is available on Nintendo Switch.

9. BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! 

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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Spare and charming, BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! expands the BoxBoy universe into the world of co-operative puzzle madness. Playing as cubes Qbby and Qucy while they shepherd around their tiny Qbabies, adventure through levels and battle against that mysterious mist. With limited moves and over 270 puzzles, this is the perfect pick for twiddling away time. Plus, box costumes! 

Perfect for: 1-2 players of any age via couch co-op.

Where to play: BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is available on Nintendo Switch.

8. Snipperclips

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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In the vibrant, paper-thin land of Snipperclips, solve intricate puzzles with the magic of [insert fanfare] geometry. Team up with one to three friends as paper characters able to trim each other into the perfect shapes for overcoming obstacles of all types. Travel across levels as companions, or go head-to-head (edge-to-edge?) in Blitz mode for a cutting round of competition.

Perfect for: 1-4 players of any age via couch co-op. Competitive play also available.

Where to play: Snipperclips is available on Nintendo Switch.

7. Wattam

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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Join forces with other sentient flowers, rocks, foods, poops, and household items as you proceed through the magical land of Wattam. This nonsensical puzzler won’t be for everyone — you have to play as poop — but its strange and wonderful “logic” has proven mesmeric for many. You’ll swoon over the cutesy animations, be maddened by mysteries, and start making strange, involuntary noises. That’s just life now.

Perfect for: 1-2 players of any age via couch co-op.

Where to play: Wattam is available on Windows and PlayStation 4.

6. Stardew Valley

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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Pelican Town is a lovely place to live on your own — and, thanks to a 2019 update, just as delightful with friends. Farm, mine, fish, fight, and socialize together in Stardew Valley multiplayer. Grandpa’s farm can support multiple cabins, allowing you and your fellow farmers to grow and harvest crops at a much faster rate. Of course, cooperation presents new challenges…but you’ll always have a date to the Flower Dance! 

Perfect for: 1-4 players of any age, all with their own copy of the game, connecting via LAN or online for Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

Where to play: Stardew Valley is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and PlayStation Vita.

5. Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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No dating simulator is as darling as Dream Daddy. In this narrative adventure, you and your daughter Amanda move to the town of Maple Bay. There you meet (and try to charm) your neighbors while looking for another hot dad to date. Heartfelt and sweet, Dream Daddy is the perfect game to play and discuss as a team — even if you only get one controller. 

Perfect for: 1 teen or adult player (occasional strong language and sexual innuendo) with an unlimited number of viewers/dating gurus.

Where to play: Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

4. Luigi’s Mansion 3 

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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In the third (and undeniably best) installment in the Luigi’s Mansion franchise, our mustachioed friend must suck up ghosts and find his pals across the 17-level Last Resort Hotel. Full of spooky surprises and gratifying gameplay, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a great journey to take solo — but add friends and it’s even better. There are lots of ways to play as Luigi and his gelatinous doppelgänger Gooigi, so try them all out with different numbers of people to find your favorite fright.

Perfect for: 1-2 players of all ages connecting via couch co-op for Story Mode, 1-8 players connecting locally or online for ScreamPark, and 1-8 players connecting locally for Scarescraper.

Where to play: Luigi’s Mansion 3 is available on Nintendo Switch.

3. Untitled Goose Game

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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There’s a goose on the loose! A hilarious blend of waterfowl and anarchy, Untitled Goose Game lets you play as a goose intent on making the lives of local villagers into avian hell. Drag away rakes, frighten young children, steal from a shop owner who thinks she’s better than you but isn’t — all in under two or three hours. There’s no multiplayer, but the puzzles are great to solve in groups.

Perfect for: 1 player of any age with unlimited viewers/puzzle co-pilots.

Where to play: Untitled Goose Game is available on Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

2. Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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There are too many cooks in this kitchen, but that’s the appeal of Overcooked! Pick your chef and step up to the counter as you fulfill customer orders in this culinary setup from hell. The more happy guests you can feed, the higher your ranking and the faster the game’s narrative will progress. The name of the game is teamwork, so talk often and stay alert. For more fun, check out Overcooked! 2. It’s just as enjoyable, but with even more chefs and themes.

Perfect for: 1-4 players of any age via couch co-op. Competitive play also available.

Where to play: Overcooked! is available on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch; Overcooked! 2 is available on Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Linux, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons 

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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Of course Animal Crossing: New Horizons is on here. Played in real time, this life simulator allows fans to cultivate their own perfect lives on their own perfect islands. Decorate your house, design your town, make friends, fish, frolic, fly, and more as your Animal Crossing journey unfolds. If you’re looking to connect with long distance friends, this is the world you need to inhabit.

Perfect for: Unlimited players of any age, connecting locally or online, all with their own copy of the game. Note: Only 8 players can meet up on an island at any given time — but you can have any number of friends! 

Where to play: Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on Nintendo Switch.

Honorable mention: Donut County

12 cutesy, cozy games to play with your loved ones right now

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At its core, Donut County is a rather on-the-nose metaphor for gentrification that not everyone will describe as “cozy.” Still, its stunning style, superb story, and addicting soundtrack make it an excellent gaming experience for the right player. In this simple, but moving narrative, a misguided raccoon devours buildings with a gigantic, corporate-backed hole in the ground that’s steadily destroying the entire town. Weird and wonderful, Donut County is a short tale you’ll remember for a long time. “Have a garbage day!”

Perfect for: 1 player of any age with unlimited viewers/crater placement experts.

Where to play: Donut County is available on Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, and Nintendo Switch.

Instacart will provide ‘safety kits’ to Shoppers, but still no hazard pay

It’s been three days since Instacart gig workers went on strike to demand better pay, sick leave, and safety measures from the worker-powered grocery delivery company. Instacart has now answered some demands with more health and safety gear — but strikers say it’s still not enough.

On Thursday, Instacart announced that it would be providing the workers who fulfill grocery orders (called “Shoppers”) with “safety kits” that include hand sanitizer, cloth face masks, and a thermometer. Instacart previously announced Monday that it would make hand sanitizer — that it had sourced and manufactured in-house — available to order for Shoppers. 

Shoppers can begin to order the kits next week. Instacart has also rolled out a new Covid-19 online resource center for both customers and shoppers. 

The striking workers, however, have not been placated. In a blog post entitled “Instacart’s Pathetic Attempt to Buy Good PR Neglects Workers,” the workers write: “This is a step in the right direction, but still a far cry from adequate.”

The workers have a few specific concerns. First is the claim that supplies of hand sanitizers ran out quickly, and that it’s not clear how Instacart will be able to source and meet the demand for the safety kits. Instacart told Mashable that it is increasing its inventory and updating its website every day, but did not provide further specifics on quantities.

The workers also say that Instacart has failed to provide adequate sick pay policies, and have not met their demands for hazard pay. Instacart has taken steps on both of these concerns that nevertheless fall short of the workers’ asks. 

Instacart is providing up to two weeks of sick pay for workers diagnosed with covid-19, or those placed on mandatory isolation by a government agency. And while it is also rolling out an accrued sick pay policy generally, there does not appear to be significant coverage for those who need to self isolate for pre-existing conditions or other vulnerabilities. 

The hazard pay ask seems to be another sticking point. The workers are demanding $5 per order in hazard pay. Instacart, instead, is offering bonuses of $2 – $4 per “batch” that a Shopper accepts. A batch is a shopping order that contains multiple orders and deliveries for customers. Instacart also noted that Shoppers can get bonuses of up to $50 for completing several batches during a specific, presumably high volume time frame. 

These efforts fall short in the eyes, and words, of the workers.

“We are still without any sort of hazard pay, without accessible sick leave, without quarantine pay for those with a doctor’s note, and the in-app default tip amount is still not 10%,” the blog post reads. “Even if Instacart manages to get its act together in regards to this promise of PPE, their response is still not enough to properly care for workers.”

Pretend you’re not in quarantine with these 7 beach livestreams from around the world

Ah, to be at the beach. The sun, kissing your face. The waves, crashing, lulling you into a mid-afternoon nap. The salt-water breeze, filling your lungs as you inhale fresh, clean, ocean air. Your only obligation? Reaching over the hammock for that ice-cold drink nestled in the sand. 

Man, that sure sounds pretty nice right about now. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has large swaths of the world’s population sheltering in place for the foreseeable future, and as such simple pleasures like a vacation day at the beach have become unobtainable fantasies. But hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t crack a cold one and pretend — and the below live beach cams from around the globe are here to help you do just that. 

So grab one from your fridge, crank up those ocean sounds, lean back in your favorite chair, and press play on one of the below livestreams. You’ll be feeling the sand between your toes in no time at all. 

1. British Virgin Islands, White Bay

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2. Florida, Clearwater Beach

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3. Hawaii, Waimea Bay

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4. Canary Islands, Puerto del Carmen

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5. Quintana Roo, Playa del Carmen

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6. California, Pacifica 

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7. North Carolina, Outer Banks

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There, wasn’t that nice? Feel free to take another drink from the refrigerator and settle in a little while longer — we’re right there with you.  

End of the world: What the Bible said must happen before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

The two events will signal the end of the world and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Although the Bible does not specify when the events are supposed to unfold, Professor Tom Meyer, also known as The Bible Memory Man, is certain the clock is already ticking for humanity.

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Speaking to Express.co.uk, Professor Meyer said a battle will be fought on the Earth in the end days.

He said: “The event that will make the proverbial end days’ clock hit midnight and begin the seven-year tribulation as recorded in Revelation 6-19 is the Rapture.

“The event is not to be confused with the Second Coming.

“The Rapture of the Church is imminent – it could happen at any instant – so fast that it happens as quickly as the blink of an eye.”

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According to Professor Meyer, Christ will appear in the skies during the Rapture to resurrect dead Christians and snatch them up to heaven.

There he has prepared room for them, as outlined in John 14: 1-6.

But the Rapture will not mark the Second Coming just yet.

Supposedly sometime after the Rapture will begin a seven-year period known as the Tribulation.

The Tribulation will be divided into two halves, each lasting 42 months.

During the first half, Christians believe the Antichrist will arise to deceive the world.

What we are currently suffering on a global level is only the slightest preview

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Professor Meyer said: “What we are currently suffering on a global level is only the slightest preview of what is to come.

“The second half of the seven-year Tribulation is characterised as ‘great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be’.

“It will be so bad that Christ said that ‘unless that time of calamity is shortened – to seven years – not a single person will survive’.”

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The Second Coming of Christ will not occur until the Great Tribulation when many believe Jesus will return to smite the Antichrist.

Dr Meyer said Jesus will destroy the impostor and establish his rule in Jerusalem for 1,000 years.

Many of these events are outlined in the Bible’s Book of Revelation.

The Book of Revelation contains the final chapters of the Bible, penned by John the Apostle.

Within these last chapters John the Apostle revealed his apocalyptic visions of the end days.

Professor Meyer, who is an American college professor and public speaker, has memorised more than 20 books from the Bible, including the Book of Revelation.

He previously told Express.co.uk 2,000 years ago.

However, as he pointed out, no one knows when the last days of mankind will unfold.

He said: “But how close the clock is to hitting midnight, the Bible says no man knows, ‘not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.’ – Matthew 24:36”.