A Hungarian tourist both with South Korean tourists on board has sank after colliding with a luxury passenger boat on the Danube in Budapest. There were 33 tourists on board and two Hungarian crew members and to date, 7 South Koreans are confirmed dead with 21 missing. Pal Gyorfi, a spokesman for the Hungarian national ambulance service, told the M1 state broadcaster, “I wouldn’t say there is no hope, rather that there is a minimal chance (of finding survivors).” The smaller boat carrying the South Korean tourists collided with the larger, luxury river cruise boat, the Viking Sigyn and immediately turned onto its side and sank within seconds, which took place under a bridge right near the Hungarian Parliament.
After being born in a San Diego hospital over 5 months ago at 8.6 ounces, the world’s smallest surviving baby heads home from a California hospital. The mother heads into the hospital at just 23 weeks and 3 days pregnant and is told that she must deliver the baby immediately due to extreme complications. A standard pregnancy is about 40 weeks and the average baby is born weighing between 5 pounds 8 ounces and 8 pounds 13 ounces. Doctors are reporting that baby Saybie is happy and healthy and everyone is bound to be happy that she is finally getting to go home, including the mother.
Dollar Tree executives after much deliberation have decided to sell items in the store priced higher than the standard $1 price point. For awhile, Dollar Tree was the only “dollar store” selling items for just $1, where other retailers like Dollar General and Family Dollar have many items priced above $1. After testing prices earlier this year, the company has decided to expand the rollout from one store to a second test phase including 100 stores. The new initiative is known as Dollar Tree Plus, where the ‘everything’s a dollar model’ remains, but additional items will be added to the store at prices higher than $1. Many of the items will be priced at an average of $1.25 with plans to reach a $2.25 average in five years. While some shoppers may pick up one less item as they go for more expensive merchandise, the company seems to think they will see operating profits jump.
Back again with an elevated sign-up bonus is the American Express Gold Card which was recently revamped, replacing the Gold Premier Rewards Card. This elevated bonus of 50,000 Membership Reward Points can be found using the incognito mode or private browsing mode on Chrome and Firefox and is better than the standard offer that ranges from 25k-35k points. Right now the referral offer that is showing up in my account is only for 40K points, which makes the public offer (in private browsing mode) that much better. Here are some fast facts on the American Express Gold Card Annual Fee: $250Bill Credits: $10/month for Grubhub and Select Restaurants, $100 Airline CreditReward Structure: 4X points on restaurants/dining and 4X groceries, capped at $25k spend/annually. Interest: This is a charge card – statement balance must be paid in full each month. This is an excellent household card and for those who the majority of their spend is on groceries and eating out. American Express Membership Reward points can be transferred to numerous travel partners or used to book through American Express’s own travel portal.
Amazon, the giant online retailer which was founded in 1994 and famous for its Prime Membership which includes 2 day and 1 day shipping in some cases, is bound to sometimes ship the wrong item given the nearly 1.6 million packages it ships each day. This time around, however, one man received something not even close to what he ordered. An Alabama customer who had ordered some household items from Amazon which included a shower curtain and shower rings, received instead a urine sample of a private citizen. In a statement the man gave to KFOR, “I got an email Thursday morning saying the package had been delivered. I opened it. And when I Reached in and pulled it out [it was] some kind of urine specimen or something like that. I was very surprised. My son was standing there watching me open it and he got a good laugh out of it.” The man contacted Amazon, who said “they were really sorry.” Amazon did not want the sample back but will be sending the man the items he actually ordered.
Panama City Florida High School Teacher Could Face Disciplinary Action After Writing ‘WTF is this?’ On Student’s Homework
A high school teacher in Panama City Florida is under fire after sending home a student from her classroom with the words ‘WTF is this?’, with ‘wtf’ meaning what the f***” on the homework assignment. The mother said that she understood that her son would not receive credit for an incorrect homework assignment, but felt that the profanity was “inappropriate and not acceptable.” Smith feels that the teacher should be reprimanded for the misconduct and that something should be placed in her file. The principal of Rutherford High School where the incident took place said that district officials were looking into the madder and would take necessary steps to resolve the issue, however, the nature of any consequences that are to come of the incident would be kept private.
On a June 2017 flight bound for San Diego California out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Marlin Jackson was attacked by an emotional support dog that was sitting in the lap of his fellow passenger. The lawsuit reads, “The attacks caused extensive facial damage including deep lacerations and punctures to the nose and mouth. “In fact, Mr. Jackson bled so profusely that the entire row of seats had to be removed from the airplane.” Jackson was sitting next to Ronald Mundy the owner of the emotional support dog and Mundy briefly pulled the dog away from Jackson, but lost his grip and the animal broke free, mauling Jackson’s face, according to the lawsuit. Marlin Jackson and his attorneys are demanding the Mundy and Delta take responsibility for the attack, claiming that the dog did not meet the qualifications required to board the flight, such as having a verification of training requirements.
Hyundai has announced a recall affecting over 12,000 Veloster Models from the 2019 model year. Affected vehicles have a faulty driver door latch that, if involved in a side-impact crash, could open on its own, which could result in increased risk of injury to the driver. The problem with the 2019 Hyundai Veloster’s was discovered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as they were conducting side-impact crash tests on the 2019 model. During this test, “the door latch housing and locking cable became damaged causing the door to open,” NHTSA said in the safety recall report. Following this issue, Hyundai tried to replicate the issue but could not produce the same results. However, out of an abundance of caution they can working on a fix to improve the locking mechanism. At the time of publication, Hyundai is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this recall. Consumers who have a 2019 Model Veloster should check to see if the vehicle they have affected.
Back in the news is Fiat Chrysler over a continued recall issue with Ram Tracks. Nearly a year ago, the company recalled roughly 1.6 million Ram trucks over an issue with the locking power tailgate. However, at the time in the recall, the affected models included the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 from 2015 to 2017. Fiat Chrysler is now including the Ram models that have eight-foot beds which includes an additional 410,351 more trucks into the recall pool. While the issue with the affected models was fixed for the shorter-bed models, the redesigned part wasn’t included on the longer bed models until April 2018, thus affecting the eight-foot bed models from the 2015 model year until a production date of April 1, 2018. The company has stated they are unaware of any accidents or injuries that are related to the power lift gate recall and are also reimbursing any owners who had repairs made to address the problem prior to the recall notice.
Gillette Announces Recall Of Three Lots Of ‘Venus Simply3’ Disposable Razors Due To Manufacturing Issue
Razor manufacturing giant Gillette has announced the recall of a popular model of disposable razor: The Venus Simply3. Affected Lot Numbers are: 9007A17400, 9003A17400. Also affected was the Daisy 12+1 Venus Simply 3 bonus pack with a free Venus Simply3 Women’s Disposable razor with a Lot number of No. 9009A17400 In a statement published on Gilettes Venus website said, “We’re disappointed to share that a temporary manufacturing issue resulted in about 500 Venus Simply3 Disposable Razors in North America being released which are more likely to cut during normal use.” Publix announced after the recall last week that had sold the affected razors during a time period of January through May. Consumers who purchased Gillette Venus Simply 3 Disposable Razors should check the lot numbers to see if the product they are using is affected.