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Monday January 17th, 2022 night edition

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Lucy Robbins shows a "For Sale" sign in front of the Biltmore United Methodist Church in Asheville, N.C. in July 2021.

Already financially strapped because of shrinking membership and a struggling preschool, the congregation was dealt a crushing blow by the coronavirus.

Attendance plummeted, with many staying home or switching to other churches that stayed open the whole time.

Gone, too, is the revenue the church formerly got from renting its space for events and meetings.

That turned out to be a blessing during the pandemic, with no need to worry about a mortgage, upkeep, insurance or utilities.

The impact is felt in the collection plate: The money coming in now is just about a third of what it was before the pandemic, the pastor said. »

CD Projekt Red Has Started To Prepare For A Major Cyberpunk 2077 Update On PC

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Cyberpunk 2077 appears to be in line to get a patch on PC and possibly consoles as CD Projekt Red is updating its internal builds on Steam.

The last time a major update was released for Cyberpunk 2077 was back in August with the launch of patch 1.3.

CD Projekt Red has promised a large update for Cyberpunk 2077 later this year along with the launch of the next-generation console version. »

'No vax, no ride' policy starts Monday; how will this be implemented?

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and its attached agencies are all geared up to implement the “No Vaccination, No Ride” policy in all public transportation to, from, and within Metro Manila starting Monday, Jan. 17.

The railway, road, maritime, and aviation sectors have issued the guidelines for the implementation of Department Order No. 2022–001 which prohibits unvaccinated individuals from using public transportation in the National Capital Region (NCR).

“Kung kayo po ay pasahero at na-violate ng ordinance, may penalties po iyan like fines ranging from P500 up to P5,000. »

Outdoor Cats Are Using $500 Starlink Satellite Dishes as Self-Heating Beds

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On December 31, Taylor posted a photo of five cats curled up on his self-heating satellite dish on Twitter.

“Starlink works great until the cats find out that the dish gives off a little heat on cold days,” he writes in a Tweet.

Starlink satellite dishes have a self-heating feature to melt snow, which may be why cats are drawn to it, reports the Guardian. »