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Tuesday February 16th, 2021 night edition

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has won a $1 million award from a private Israeli foundation for “courageously defending science” during the coronavirus pandemic.

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

In its statement, the private foundation did not mention former President Donald Trump, who undermined Fauci's follow-the-science approach to the pandemic.

But it credited Fauci with "courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging COVID crisis.”.

Fauci, 80, has served seven presidents and has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984.

The Dan David Prize, established in 2000, gives $1 million awards in three categories each year for contributions addressing the past, present and future.

Fauci won the prize for achievement in the “present,” in the field of public health, the foundation said. »

Landlords evicting hundreds during lockdown with government’s new ‘eviction ban’ loopholes

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New figures show eviction attempts by landlords doubled during the winter coronavirus lockdown, while more than 500 households were forced out by county court bailiffs.

In the final quarter of 2020 more than 2,000 orders were issued for people to leave their homes.

“Far from ‘putting their arms around the British people’, the government allowed hundreds of renters to be evicted during lockdown," said shadow housing secretary Thangam Debbonaire. »

Longitudinal study links energy drink consumption to depression, anxiety and stress

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A variety of cross-sectional studies has already examined the relationship between energy drink consumption and mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and increased feelings of stress.

Questionnaires were given at age 20 and again at age 22 regarding, among others, energy drink consumption and mood.

The authors do note that the ingredients in energy drinks may exacerbate existing symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress. »

French workers can now eat lunch at their desks without breaking the law

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Paris (CNN Business) Many French workers can now eat at their desks without breaking the law.

Before the pandemic, French workers typically enjoyed a two or three course meal with colleagues at a nearby bistro .

French media outlets have tried to project what the future will look like by running images of unhappy workers eating sandwiches at their desks. »

New York City Hot Dog Vendors Pay More Than $200,000 For Permits

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According to the New York Times, Mohammad Mastafa, who has a cart on Fifth Avenue and East 62nd Street near the Central Park Zoo, pays the city $289,500 annually for his location.

The price to run a hot dog cart in Central Park is rising higher than inflation.

Do you think the city is charging too much money for the hot dog cart permits in Central Park? »