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  1. Well, our summer has ended, and it's cold in the morning. Outside. It was 11 degrees. So the summer of 2021 is over especially in the Northern states. We have a new Hurricane coming. It's called Hurricane Larry... Not sure where its going to end up. Happy Labor Day Weekend!
  2. Doing great ! There was some flooding in the basement parking area. I checked our vehicles, looked in the trunks and interior of car it was dry. They had pumps running overnight. Just have some puddles of water remaining. At least its still remote work so no need to go to the office.
  3. Some Broadway shows have started as from today: Broadway Tickets | Broadway Shows | Theater Tickets | Broadway.com
  4. Return to the office update: Return to the office due to the Delta virus has been pushed back to November 2021. This date is not final and could be extended further to 2022
  5. The White House is pushing for the 3rd Booster Covid -19 vaccination, to be done six months after your initial shots and not eight months as initially planned. This is due to data coming out of Israel. The CDC is still to get on board with this.
  6. New Exit Tax on South Africans planned β€˜Exit tax’ to hit South Africans looking to emigrate from 2022 (businesstech.co.za)
  7. Looks like SAA is going to make a comeback. They currently only have a fleet of 12 aircraft. But looks like the new SAA will resume domestically in September and Internationally in November 2021πŸ˜€ New AOC Sees Prospects Brighten At South African Airways - Simple Flying
  8. When the borders open up and foreign travel is allowed to the USA, All foreign nationals must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 before entry to the USA is allowed. Not sure of the implementation date.
  9. Just a update to the Phillips product recall. No response from Phillips after registering their equipment. My insurance will pay for the rental of a new Bipap machine for 10 months. After the 10 months it becomes yours anyway as long as you use it.
  10. The return to the office date has been pushed back to October 5, 2021 Due to the Delta virus.
  11. Pfizer has applied to the FDA for a 3rd Covid - 19 vaccine Booster shot in August Pfizer to Request FDA Authorization for Covid Vaccine Booster Shot in August - Bloomberg
  12. Phillips Dream station 1 There is a recall out on many of the Phillips CPAP machines sold before April 2021. So appears many folk will be affected by this. The problem found is that the machines have a small potential to cause lung cancer, as some of the black foam packaging inside the machine has the potential to break off, and be blown into your lungs during use. The advice given by Phillips is to stop using your machine and contact your sleep lab or service provider. This sounds like a massive world wide recall which will take months to repair./ replace. I have registered my device with Phillips. Enter the serial number of your device and it will tell you immediately if you device has a recall on it. Philips provides update on recall notification - News | Philips. Warning! Important Safety Information For Philips DreamStation Users - Health Hazard - Bing video Philips recalls sleep apnea machines, ventilators over cancer risk (msn.com) SoClean May Be Dangerous to Your Health | Sleep and Attention Deficit Disorders Institute (sleepandattentiondisorders.com) Received this message after completing the recall notice. Please notate your confirmation number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx What to expect next: We regret that it may take some time to replace your device. The repair process for existing devices requires regulatory approval in your country, which we are working toward obtaining as quickly as possible. We will begin the repair/replacement process immediately upon that approval. When the repair/replace process commences, we will prioritize the devices that support patients with more advanced clinical needs. We understand the impact of this issue on your therapy and we sincerely apologize for this disruption. It is our absolute number one priority to replace affected devices as quickly as possible. For additional questions: For more information and updates, please visit Philips.com/src-update where we will be updating answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) as more information becomes available.
  13. My siblings in South Africa got their first round of the Covid-19 Vaccine today. (Pfizer vaccine) πŸ˜ƒ
  14. The CDC has a new policy of banning dogs from 100 countries for a year. South Africa is on the list. Appears from the article in some case the will still allow the import of dogs with all the required paperwork. High-Risk Countries for Dog Rabies | Bringing an Animal into U.S. | Importation | CDC What is a Valid Rabies Vaccination Certificate? | Bringing an Animal into U.S. | Importation | CDC
  15. Appears to be another shortage of SA Marmite. Marmite crisis in South Africa, a chain reaction of chaos (capetownetc.com)
  16. With the return to the office in sometime in August , the plan is to work onsite for three days a week. Working days in the office will be "Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday " Mondays and Friday's will be working from home. Sounds nice and flexible.
  17. Return to work in the Office is scheduled to start from August 2, 2021. πŸ˜ƒ
  18. After being fully vaccinated and waiting the required 14 days, We went shopping. After over a year of being confined to our residence, it felt as if we had been released from prison. Also went to the Dentist yesterday! New York has some new guidelines regarding wearing a mask effective Wednesday. Mask-wearing update in New York: What to know - ABC7 New York (abc7ny.com)
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    DV 2022 RESULTS

    it will be another three hours and 25 minutes before the results become available. Good luck to everyone waiting for the clock to strike 12:00 PM Here is a link to check your results: Electronic Diversity Visa Program (state.gov)
  20. Follow up on Covid-19 vaccine : Got our second shot of Moderna vaccine! Had no side effects beside a slightly sore arm....Will finally go to the shopping mall in two weeks time.πŸ˜€
  21. Here is a interesting article from USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/money/2021/04/22/irs-tax-season-2021-file-last-tax-return-deceased-relatives/7016848002/ There is one benefit of having a life insurance policy as it is like having a mini will. The beneficiaries nominated are paid out directly.
  22. South Africa has launched registration for the Covid Vaccination yesterday. The plan is to start vaccinations for the over 60 age group starting sometime in May 2021 https://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/registration-covid-19-vaccine-now-open-those-over-60 Good NewsπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
  23. According to the news over 4% of the US population that have received the first covid vaccination have not gone back for the second shot.😲 Absolutely amazing!
  24. Had our first dose of the Moderna vaccine yesterday. If we waited two days we could have got the Pfizer vaccine. So after 6 hours of getting the Moderna shot. I had some popping in my ears like when you are about to get the flu, followed by Tinnitus in my left ear. My wife just had a sore arm. I have narrow ear canals from all the swimming and surfing as a youngster. But on day 2 I'm feeling perfect . 2nd shot scheduled for April 28. In the news last night was the story on the Johnson $ Johnson Vaccine they had to destroy 15 million doses as they were mixed incorrectly. The whole batch was destroyed and production has been delayed at the plant near Baltimore.
  25. Game of Thrones will be heading to Broadway in 2023!
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