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  2. gman

    Lions Tour

    If your local pub isn't showing the games, looks like Peacock Premium is streaming it.
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  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. My mom’s retirement home all got their first Pfizer shot a couple of weeks back. Meanwhile more and more people i know back in SA are getting COVID, some mild, some very serious and unfortunately a couple of deaths of relatives of friends. Most of these cases (that I know of) are people in their 40s and 50s.
  7. My siblings in South Africa got their first round of the Covid-19 Vaccine today. (Pfizer vaccine) 😃
  8. Isn’t this global, I heard same in UK again quite recently. can’t stand the stuff personally lol
  9. SJ272

    Passport Renewal

    My daughter did hers a month before you at the same consulate and is still waiting. Go figure. Have to say found the people at NYC way more helpful than LA. Daughter did not realize she now had to make an appointment for fingerprints but they let her anyway, then helped her with the application to ensure everything was correctly filled - first time she has done it on her own.
  10. gman

    Passport Renewal

    Seems like we're having more luck at the NYC consulate, though I did bargain for 9 months to be safe. I did two in-person applications in mid Feb, and received notice that one is ready (hoping the other arrives soon... ) That would be just under 4 months
  11. SJ272

    Passport Renewal

    It now says “minimum” 6 months and we were told 9 months verbally.
  12. SJ272

    Passport Renewal

    The lady at the consulate in NYC blamed home affairs in SA for the long wait. She said that they put the applications in a bag to get couriered to SA every week so the longest delay on their side is a week, but it seems DHA has a principle of assigning low priority to applicants living overseas. My daughter handed in her application in January and of course we have nothing yet and fully do not expect anything for another few months, will be pleasantly surprised if it comes within 6 months. Thankfully she now has a US passport. (On that note…she did her interview oath ceremony about 2 months after handing in the passport application …and even with current delays in US passports still got the US one before the new SA one)
  13. 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
  14. Appears to be another shortage of SA Marmite. Marmite crisis in South Africa, a chain reaction of chaos (capetownetc.com)
  15. Malamute

    Passport Renewal

    While you can go to the consulate or embassy in person, it doesn't make it any faster, as the delay is not in the few days it takes to get the documents from you via USPS or UPS to the consulate, but the time taken for them to wait/gather several applications for Home Affairs (complete applications could sit at the consulate for a few weeks until they have a batch) - then send in the diplomatic bag to SA, it may sit there again until a batch is sent over to Home Affairs, and then it comes back the same way. Gett the paperwork done on the spot can be easier/faster - particularly the fingerprints form. Generally allow 6 months from time of application. Some get it in as few as 4 months, others wait closer to a year - consulate website says 6 months. You go to the consulate which serves the state you live in - New York/Washington/LA/Chicago all serve specific states. Chicago consulate is closing permanently soon. You don't have to send the old passport in with the application, so at least he can have a valid passport until October. He may not get the new one before it expires however. That is not a problem as long as he doesn't need to travel out of the country.
  16. Atir

    Passport Renewal

    Has anyone recently renewed their SA passports? My son needs a new one as his current one expires in Oct 2021. No US citizenship. Can you go to the embassy in person to expedite the process? How long does it take to renew?
  17. 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.
  18. Younger kid (in 12-15 age group) got first Pfizer shot last week. It’s nice feeling everything is getting back to normal and now especially with the younger teens (most are vaxing where we are) will be able to hang out in summer. Concerts all seem to be on too! Have a few ones in summer that were rescheduled from last year.
  19. Return to work in the Office is scheduled to start from August 2, 2021. 😃
  20. 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)
  21. Same here....Oh well, this was my last attempt - clearly not meant to be....besides id rather be in good ol SA considering how black lives are taken in in the US. As Marvin Gaye said "whats going on" ...Good luck to those who got selected.....
  22. OP1985

    DV 2022 RESULTS

    Based on the information provided, the Entry HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED for further processing for the Electronic Diversity Visa program at this time. Seeing this breaks my heart every single time
  23. oscar

    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)
  24. 11th time for me bud 😄.....Optimistic this year though 😉 All the best and Good luck to All
  25. Adder

    DV 2022 RESULTS

    Goodluck!
  26. It is that time of the year again !!! This has been my 8th attempt .... wish me luck
  27. This coming Monday marks my 2nd week after my 2nd Pfizer shot... all those delayed plans from last year are looking more likely ! In fact we have rebooked most of them. Here’s hoping summer will be fun. And that the vax corridors with Europe actually happen.
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