British woman who went missing from yacht off the Virgin Islands has been missing for more than a week

A Briton is still missing more than a week after she went missing from her American boyfriend’s yacht off the US Virgin Islands.

Sarm Heslop, 41, was last seen on the night of March 7 aboard the 47-foot Siren Song, moored in Frank Bay, St. John’s, the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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The boyfriend, who has not been named, told investigators he and Heslop returned to the St. John’s ship around 10 p.m. and fell asleep, US Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo said on Thursday. Castrodad to the Virgin Island Daily News.

Herslop is originally from Southampton, a port town on the south coast of England.

Herslop is originally from Southampton, a port town on the south coast of England.
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The boyfriend called the police to report Heslop’s disappearance at 11:46 a.m. the next day, telling them that “at 2 a.m. he woke up and realized that she wasn’t in edge, ”Castrodad said. The boyfriend said Heslop’s cell phone and other personal effects were still on the boat and the dinghy was still moored.

Police and volunteers launched a massive search operation for Heslop, with divers scouring the waters along the coastline, the newspaper reported. But the researchers found no sign of Heslop.

Castrodad said visibility and sea conditions were excellent for research, but divers found no signs of anyone in the water. He told the newspaper that there was no evidence indicating Heslop ever entered the water, raising further questions about the 41-year-old’s mysterious disappearance.

Nancy Grace of Fox Nation examined the timing of Heslop’s disappearance on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning.

“I’m curious as to why it took her almost 10 hours to alert anyone,” Grace said of Heslop’s boyfriend.

Grace also pointed out that the police couldn’t find any signs of anyone in the water despite the clear conditions.


“It’s very difficult to search in water, you can’t see that far in front of your face,” said the host of Fox Nation’s “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace”. “But in these waters, you can see very clearly from several feet away, so I’m very curious as to why nothing is showing up.”

Friends of Heslop have set up a Missing Sarm Heslop Facebook page to share information about the search as police continue to investigate the disappearance.

Police in the Virgin Islands have urged anyone with information on Heslop’s whereabouts to contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 340-774-2211.

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Nurse Liliana Ocampo administers the second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to the arm of Sister Patricia Supple, 86, on March 3, in Los Angeles, Calif., At the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet Independent Living Center.
Nurse Liliana Ocampo administers the second dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to the arm of Sister Patricia Supple, 86, on March 3, in Los Angeles, Calif., At the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet Independent Living Center. Frédéric J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images

Most people who have received a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine receive their second dose on time, according to initial data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But CDC researchers warn that the initial priority groups to receive the vaccine – healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities – had easy access to a second dose through their workplace or residence.

“As priority groups expand, adherence to the recommended dosing interval may decrease,” the researchers wrote in their report released on Monday.

For Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, it is recommended that the second doses be given 21 and 28 days later, respectively, but the researchers noted in their report that up to 42 days between doses are allowed if necessary.

The report includes data on more than 37 million people who received at least their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine between December 14 and February 14.

The researchers analyzed the data, looking closely at when the first dose was received, whether a second dose was received, and whether that second dose was received on time. The data came from 58 jurisdictions across the United States.

The researchers found that among those where enough time had passed to receive a second dose, 88% of people had completed their second dose, 8.6% had not done so but there was still enough time to received their second dose and 3.4% had missed the second dose completely – meaning at least 42 days have passed since receiving their first dose.

Of those in the data who had received both doses, the researchers found that 95.6% had received their second dose within the recommended time interval.

The researchers noted that several winter weather events resulted in distribution problems and vaccination clinics canceled appointments during the study, and that more research is needed to examine the completion of second doses over a period of time. longer.

“Continuous monitoring of the status of round completion across jurisdictions and by demographic characteristics is important to ensure equity in vaccine delivery and immunization coverage, especially as immunization efforts grow. extend to other population groups, ”the researchers wrote.

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Drew Brees announced his retirement after 20 years in the NFL

Drew Brees announced his retirement after 20 years in the NFL

Brees played 20 seasons in the NFL, including 15 with the Saints. Brees was drafted to Purdue University in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers (now Los Angeles Chargers), where he played five seasons.

The 42-year-old retires as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, with 80,358 yards, and completions, with 7,142. Brees is second in the NFL record books with 571 touchdowns.

In 2010, Brees led the Saints to a Super Bowl XLIV victory and was named that game’s MVP.

In announcing his retirement, Brees said: “After 20 years as an NFL player and 15 years as a Saint, it is time for me to retire from football. Every day I dedicate my heart and my soul to be your quarterback. At the very end, I exhausted myself to give all I had to the Saints organization, to my team and to the great city of New Orleans. “

He added: “I’m only retiring from football, I’m not retiring from New Orleans. It’s not a farewell, but rather a new start. Now my real life’s work begins!”

Brees’ four children helped him make the announcement, saying in a video that he was retiring to spend more time with them.

Tom Brady, who sits second behind Brees in yards and all-time completes, sent his congratulations on Twitter.

“Kudos to my friend on an incredible career. Thanks for the inspiration and dedication on and off the pitch! I can’t wait to see what comes next @drewbrees,” Brady wrote.

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Republicans renew call for border crisis hearing amid Biden ‘open borders rallying cry’

EXCLUSIVE: Republicans renew calls for Democrats to hold a hearing on the growing southern border crisis – while warning that the Biden administration has launched a “rallying cry at open borders.”

Representative Tom McClintock, a prominent member of the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration and Citizenship subcommittee, wrote to subcommittee chairman Zoe Lofgren to reissue calls for a hearing “to examine the administration’s crisis Biden at the southern border of the United States resulting from the surge in the number of unaccompanied children (UAC) arriving at the border. “


Republicans on the Judiciary Committee wrote to Lofgren earlier this month requesting a hearing, but said they had so far not seen a response.


“As I await your response, Biden’s border crisis is getting worse and worse,” McClintock wrote. “The subcommittee must immediately tackle this crisis.”

The administration has faced what it admits to be a “record number of individuals” arriving at the border. Officials met 100,441 people in February, a 28% increase from January. It has been difficult to cope with an increase in the number of migrant children in particular – the administration moving to increase the capacity to house and transfer them.

Republicans blamed Biden’s radical immigration moves for the increase in the number of migrants – noting his cancellation of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) limiting law enforcement inside, ending the construction of border walls as well as efforts to introduce a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

McClintock also noted a mistake by Roberta Jacobson, the southern border coordinator, at a press conference last week.


As if Biden’s immigration policies weren’t enough for a rallying cry at open borders, at a White House press briefing on Wednesday, President Biden’s southern border coordinator shockingly said in Spanish “la frontera no esta cerrada”, which translates to “the border is not closed,” he said.

While McClintock noted that Jacobson corrected himself, he said: “There is no doubt that the Mexican cartels who want to continue to get rich by smuggling migrants across the border will play and replay this clip to attract more business. “

As Republicans noted in our letter last week, proper oversight of Biden’s border crisis requires members of the subcommittee to have the opportunity to hear directly from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the health and human services department of the Biden administration, and ask them about the escalating crisis and whether they have any plans to stop the outbreak, ”he said .

The call comes as DHS has asked for staff volunteers to go help customs and border protection at the border. On Saturday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that he had asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support a “government-wide effort” to house migrant children.


The agency will support the effort to “receive, shelter and safely transfer unaccompanied children” who attempt to enter the United States.

DHS said FEMA “is now integrated and co-located with HHS to review all available options to rapidly expand physical capacity for appropriate accommodation.”

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Harry Styles’ 2021 Grammys acceptance speech censored, Twitter wonders why

On Sunday night, Harry Styles won his first Grammy Award for his single “Watermelon Sugar”.

The 27-year-old singer took home the trophy for best pop solo performance and during his acceptance speech Styles was censored, leaving fans on Twitter wondering what exactly he said.

“I’m so grateful to be here, thank you,” he began before CBS cut him off. “Thank you very much. I feel very honored to be here with you all.”

“What exactly did Harry Styles say that was supposed to be beep?” a person tweeted.


“What did Harry Styles say,” another asked.

Luckily international stations haven’t made Styles sound and according to German TV Styles said that “all of these songs are huge so thank you very much.”

Harry Styles won his first Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Harry Styles won his first Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance.
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“On German TV they didn’t play him and he said, ‘All these songs are huge, so thank you very much,’” a person Explain.

Another fan from Australia confirmed what Styles said and tweeted, “I love how in Australia they didn’t make Harry sound like f-king but everywhere else they did.”


Styles defeated Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift for the win.

Other big winners were Beyonce. After her two victories, Queen B made history by taking the most Grammy wins for a female artist with 28 awards.


Megan Thee Stallion won the coveted Best New Artist trophy. Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” won Album of the Year, Billie Eilish and her brother Phineas won the Year Record for “Everything I Wanted”, and SHE won Song of the Year for “I Can’t Breathe “.

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Flights canceled in China’s worst sandstorm in a decade

The Chinese capital and much of the country’s north were shrouded in the worst sandstorm in a decade on Monday, leading to the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

The skyscrapers of central Beijing seemed to fall in plain sight amid the dust and sand. Traffic was muddled and more than 400 flights from the capital’s two main airports were canceled before noon.

Such storms occurred regularly in the spring as the sands of the western deserts blew eastward, affecting areas as far as northern Japan.


A cyclist and motorists walk past office buildings amid a morning rush hour sandstorm in Beijing's central business district on Monday, March 15, 2021. The sandstorm brought a tinted haze in the skies over Beijing and skyrocketed air quality indices on Monday.  (AP Photo / Andy Wong)

A cyclist and motorists walk past office buildings amid a morning rush hour sandstorm in Beijing’s central business district on Monday, March 15, 2021. The sandstorm brought a tinted haze in the skies over Beijing and skyrocketed air quality indices on Monday. (AP Photo / Andy Wong)

Massive planting of trees and shrubs in fragile areas reduced the intensity of the storms, but the expansion of cities and industries put constant pressure on the environment across China.

The National Meteorological Center predicted that sand and dust would affect 12 provinces and regions from Xinjiang in the far northwest to Heilongjiang in the northeast and the coastal port city of Tianjin.

“This is the most intense sandstorm our country has seen in 10 years, and it covers the widest area,” the center said in a post on its website.


It was not clear whether the storm was linked to a recent general drop in air quality despite efforts to end Beijing’s sweltering smog.


The ruling Communist Party has pledged to reduce carbon emissions per unit of economic output by 18% over the next five years. Environmentalists say China must do more to reduce its dependence on coal which has made it the world’s largest emitter of climate-changing gases.

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European countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations despite advice from European medicines regulator

European countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations despite advice from European medicines regulator

The Netherlands on Sunday became the last European country to suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations due to blood clot concerns despite advice from the European Union medicines regulator that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the potential risks .

Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Bulgaria and Ireland have also halted vaccinations.

Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said on Monday that a “rare combination” of blood clots and lowered blood platelets in several AstraZeneca vaccines in Norway and Denmark was “sufficient reason” to suspend use of the drug. vaccine in the Netherlands for two weeks.

Although any causation remains an open question, reports of six cases in Norway and Denmark had given medical authorities in the Netherlands sufficient reason “to press the pause button,” de Jonge said.

“Thrombosis is of course a very common complaint. And so, if you are vaccinating a large group of people, it is not crazy that there are also people with thrombosis after vaccination. But in this case, it is a very rare combination of thrombosis in which bleeding can also occur due to a reduced number of platelets, ”he added.

The Minister of Health had declared as recently as Thursday that blood clots were occurring “no because of the vaccination” and that there was “no need to worry”.

In a letter to parliament sent on Sunday, de Jonge wrote that the break would be in effect until March 29, “pending further advice from the EMA,” or the European Medicines Agency.

The EMA said on Thursday that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweighed the risks and did not recommend suspending its use while the investigation of thromboembolic events is ongoing.

The EMA said it was aware that Denmark was suspending AstraZeneca vaccinations due to reports of blood clots in people who had received it, but said: “There is currently no indication that the vaccination caused these conditions, which are not listed as side effects with this. vaccine.”

The Danish Medicines Agency said on Monday that the woman who died of a blood clot after receiving AstraZeneca in Denmark had an “unusual picture of illness surrounding the death”, with low platelet counts, blood clots in the young and large vessels and bleeding.

“The clinical picture is very unusual and is currently the subject of a thorough investigation by the European Medicines Agency,” the agency said in a statement.

Denmark is one of six European countries to suspend the use of AstraZeneca despite the EMA’s recommendation.

  • Denmark: On Thursday March 11, Denmark suspended AstraZeneca vaccinations for 14 days as a “precautionary measure” as it investigates “signs of a possible serious side effect in the form of fatal blood clots” after death of a Dane after vaccination, according to Danish health officials.
  • Norway: On Thursday March 11, Norway chose to “suspend” vaccinations following reports of the death in Denmark. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health said similar cases have been reported in Norway, but “mainly in the elderly where there is often another underlying disease.”
  • Iceland: On Thursday March 11, Iceland suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. There have been no reports of patients developing blood clots in the country.
  • Bulgaria: Friday March 12 Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has ordered all AstraZeneca vaccinations to be stopped until the EMA “dismisses all doubts” about the safety of the vaccine.
  • Ireland: On Sunday March 14, Ireland decided to temporarily suspend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to “maintain confidence” in its vaccination program, according to the chairman of its national vaccination advisory committee.
  • Netherlands: On Sunday March 14, the Dutch government announced that it would suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations for two weeks “as a precautionary measure and pending further investigation”.

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Rafael Nadal stunned by the remarkable return of Stefanos Tsitsipas who throws him out of the Australian Open

After taking a two-set lead, the Spaniard faced a resurgent Tsitsipas who won three straight sets – the only three sets Nadal gave up in the entire tournament – to knock him out of the quarter-finals.

The five-set thriller – which ended 3-6 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 – lasted over four hours and ended around midnight in Melbourne, but relief and joy was evident on Greek. face in celebration.

His victory leads him to the semi-finals of the tournament where he will face Daniil Medvedev.

Tsitsipas plays a forehand against Nadal.
“I have no words to describe what just happened on the court, my tennis speaks for itself,” Tsitsipas said in his subsequent field interview.

“It’s an incredible feeling to fight at such a high level and not play on the court. I started very nervous. I don’t know what happened after the third set. I flew. like a bird and everything worked for me. “

Despite entering the Australian Open with a cloud of injuries hanging over him and seeking to make men’s history by winning his 21st Grand Slam, surpassing the record he shares with Roger Federer, Nadal looked compelling from the start.

The 34-year-old hadn’t lost a set on his way to the quarter-finals and that form continued from the start against fifth seed Tsitsipas.

Although the Greek looked aggressive from the start, Nadal showed his experience and class, maneuvering the 22-year-old and dissecting the pitch at will.

Early breaks in the first two sets and dominance of his serve saw the 20-time Grand Slam winner take a two-set lead in just over an hour.

Nadal plays a backhand during his match against Tsitsipas.

However, Tsitsipas finally found his marks in the third set. He didn’t give up on a service match and, after taking Nadal to a tie-break, he managed to secure a setback and inflict the abandoned first set on Nadal in this year’s competition.

And in the fourth set, Tsitsipas looked a lot more impressive and competitive, forcing Nadal to defend multiple break points as his own service matches went on with more ease.

The fifth and final set followed the same mold, with players keeping their serve until the 11th game of the set when, showing remarkable resilience, Tsitsipas broke the veteran’s serve, leaving him to serve for the set, the match. and a place in the semi-finals.

Although the world No.2 showed his champion spirit by testing his young rival, Tsitsipas held the serve to advance to his second Australian Open semi-final.

Tsitsipas became the second player to beat Nadal in the Grand Slam after two sets, after Fabio Fognini in 2015 at the US Open.
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Tsitsipas and Nadal pose before their match.

Earlier on Wednesday, Medvedev got the best of compatriot and friend Andrey Rublev to secure his place in the semi-finals.

The fourth seed, who blitzed Rublev 7-5 6-3 6-2 over Rod Laver Arena, has now won 19 straight games since starting last year’s Paris Masters.

“[Medvedev] is playing very well and has been very consistent, with a lot of back-to-back wins, ”Tsitsipas said.

“I need to recover and take a good ice bath. I can’t wait to see the game and every game I play here is a chance to play my best tennis. It will be amazing to see the crowds again.”

The other semi-final will be played between Novak Djokovic and Aslan Karatsev.

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Ohio Senate race: Republican Mike Gibbons takes big step forward

EXCLUSIVE – Cleveland businessman and 2018 Republican candidate for the Ohio Senate, Mike Gibbons, takes an important step towards launching a second Senate candidacy.

Gibbons kicks off a listening tour on Monday to speak with Ohio voters as he kicks off the exploratory phase of what will likely turn into an official campaign in the 2022 race to succeed the retirement of GOP Senator Rob Portman .


In a video that was first shared nationally with Fox News, Gibbons explained that, “Over the next few weeks, I will be traveling across Ohio to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. have made my American dream come true. We need men and women of principle willing to invest again in America to help others achieve their American cream. I hope you will join me in this fight. “

Gibbons highlights his working-class upbringing in the video, standing outside the modest two-family Cleveland home where he was raised as a child. The son of a high school teacher and wrestling trainer, Gibbons went on to found the Cleveland-based investment banking firm Brown, Gibbons, Lang and Company.

“I worked my way up the ranks in business, eventually starting my own business that employs hard-working Ohioans who invest in our community. Focusing on family, hard work and willingness to take risks has helped me. to make my American dream come true, ”Gibbons said in his video.

In a statement to Fox News, Gibbons touted his business credentials, saying that “this listening tour will allow me to meet directly with voters who understand that we cannot afford to send another politician or party insider to Washington. We need to send someone with a business background who isn’t afraid to stand up to their own party and speak the truth. “

Gibbons also pointed out that since Portman announced in late January that he would not run for a third term in the Senate, “I have been overwhelmed by the number of phone calls I have received from Tory activists, elected officials and business leaders encouraging me to run for Ohio in the Senate. “


Gibbons resigned last month from Ohio Strong Action, the conservative super PAC he created nearly two years ago, and he’s headed to launch a Senate campaign. At the time, he said in a statement that “if I decide to run, my first act as a candidate will be to make an initial investment of $ 5 million in my own campaign.”

Photo of Mike Gibbons, taken from campaign video in March 2021 as he explores an official GOP campaign for the US Senate in Ohio in 2022.

Photo of Mike Gibbons, taken from campaign video in March 2021 as he explores an official GOP campaign for the US Senate in Ohio in 2022.

If he officially becomes a candidate, as expected, Gibbons would be the third staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump to seek the GOP nomination. The two main Republican candidates already in the race – former State GOP President Jane Timken and former State Treasurer and former Senate candidate Josh Mandel – have both lent their support to the coins Trump mistresses of their campaigns. And more than a half-dozen other Republicans, including Rep. Warren Davidson, are considering offers.

Trump won Ohio, once a crucial presidential battlefield state, by eight points in both his White House victory in 2016 and his reelection loss last year.

Longtime Democratic Representative Tim Ryan from northeast Ohio is likely to launch a campaign, with a handful of other Democrats seen as potential suitors.


The US Senate is currently split 50 to 50 between the two parties, but Democrats hold a razor thin majority, due to the decisive vote of Vice President Kamala Harris, who is Senate Speaker. This means that the GOP only needs a one-seat pickup to win back the majority.

But Republicans are defending 20 of the 34 seats up for grabs in 2022. Besides Portman, the GOP is also defending open seats on major battlefields in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, as well as in Missouri and Alabama.

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Beyoncé makes Grammy history and becomes most decorated female artist

Beyoncé broke another record.

The music powerhouse won multiple awards at the 2021 Grammys on Sunday night, and with her victory for Best R&B Performance for the song “Black Parade,” she became the most decorated female act in Grammy history.

The victory was the 39-year-old singer’s 28th overall, which saw her take over the post previously held by Alison Krauss. She has been nominated 79 times in total.

She won awards for two other songs at the Grammys: “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion and her own “Brown Skin Girl”.

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“As an artist, I think it’s my job, and all of our jobs, to reflect the weather and it’s been a tough time,” Beyoncé said in her acceptance speech.

Beyoncé became the most decorated female act in Grammy Awards history on Sunday.  (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Beyoncé became the most decorated female act in Grammy Awards history on Sunday. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

She added that “Black Parade” was made to honor the “beautiful black kings and queens” of the world.

“I have worked my whole life,” she added. “It’s such a magical night.”

As if that weren’t enough, the “Dreamgirls” star now ties music legend Quincy Jones together as the numbers are the second Grammy winner.


The late conductor Georg Solti is the most decorated Grammy winner with 31 wins.

Beyoncé’s husband, rapper Jay-Z, co-wrote the song “Savage,” meaning he shared the victory, while their 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, shared the victory with the best. music video for “Brown Skin Girl,” which means all three of the family came home winners.

Beyonce's wins included best rap performance for the song

Beyonce’s wins included best rap performance for the song “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion (left). (Photo by Cliff Lipson / CBS via Getty Images)


Blue Ivy is the second youngest Grammy winner in history, just behind Leah Peasall, who was 8 in 2002 when The Peasall Sisters won Album of the Year for their appearance on “O Brother, Where Art Thou? ” Produced by T Bone Burnett? soundtrack.


Beyoncé topped the night’s nominations, earning nine for herself.

The singer has two record-of-the-year category entries with “Black Parade” and “Savage,” meaning she could go home with another trophy.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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