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Jill Biden receives open invitation from distant Sicilian cousin



Some pink sauce to go together with the White Home, madam?

First lady-elect Jill Biden has a standing provide from her distant Italian cousin to go to her ancestral house for an old-school feast of meatballs, lasagna, and contemporary cannoli.

“Jill, I’m right here, my home is open for you, as is all the village of Gesso,” Caterina Giacoppo informed Forbes in a message for her eighth-cousin. “Please do come go to us subsequent time you journey to Italy.”

Biden’s grandfather, Domenico Giacoppo, was only a 2-year-old in 1900 when his household left the picturesque Sicilian village of Gesso — inhabitants 500 — for a greater life in America, the report mentioned, citing a carefully-curated trove of genealogical and immigration paperwork.

The household title was Americanized at Ellis Island to Jacobs — the primary lady-elect’s maiden title — and the immigrants settled in Hammonton, New Jersey.

Quick-forward greater than a century, and Gesso is celebrating the Bidens’ White Home win as if it had been their very own.

American flags and banners bearing the title of the 69-year-old Biden — set to change into the primary Italian-American first girl — adorn a lot of Gesso’s houses, in keeping with Forbes.

If Biden wants any encouragement to take up her cousin’s provide, Giacoppo made an appetizing pitch.

“When and if she might be right here, I’ll make for her platefuls of meatballs with tomato sauce, lasagne, grilled meats and sausages of all types, and we’ll eat collectively,” she informed Forbes. “I can even make Jill different prime native delicacies like aubergine parmigiana with cheese, pasta ‘ncasciata [a baked pasta dish with eggplant and cheese] and cannoli pastries full of contemporary goat ricotta that are one among my specialties.

“This hamlet is gorgeous, there are many issues to see and do. Life right here is nice,” continued Giacoppo. “I welcome everybody in my village, and I actually can’t wait to fulfill Jill.”

Jill Biden
Jill BidenAFP through Getty Photographs

Biden’s appreciation of Italian delicacies stays to be seen, as others in American public workplace have turned in one thing of a blended bag.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has lengthy waxed poetic on his household’s conventional Sunday dinners, notably in the course of the coronavirus lockdown.

Huge Apple Mayor Invoice de Blasio infamously outraged New Yorkers by consuming pizza with a fork and knife — although the transfer would possibly truly play higher on the Boot, the place the usage of cutlery is extra acceptable.


Man crawls out of hospital after docs dismiss his ache: video



Disturbing video footage reveals a person crawling out of a hospital in Canada after docs assumed he was “faking” his intense leg ache.

David Pontone, 45, is seen on all fours dragging himself out of Toronto’s Humber River Hospital following his untimely discharge — as a result of staffers dismissed his downside as being psychological, in accordance with CBC Information.

“They thought I used to be faking it as a result of I used to be bipolar,” Pontone instructed CBC of the April 2018 incident. The surveillance footage has solely simply been launched after the information broadcaster obtained it.

“There aren’t any phrases to explain what I went by means of that night time.”

Whereas checking into the hospital, Pontone — who was later identified with a uncommon nerve dysfunction — instructed staffers that he takes treatment for bipolar dysfunction however has been secure for seven years.

However revealing his psychological well being historical past prompted a health care provider to order an MRI and refer him to an on-call psychiatrist, CBC Information reported.

Regardless of Pontone complaining about being in agonizing bodily ache, the psychiatrist wrote that “nervousness” was his most dominant symptom, in accordance with medical information obtained by the Canadian broadcaster.

One other word in hospital information states Pontone’s go to was on account of his “bipolar” and fails to even point out his bother strolling.

David Pontone crawls out of Humber River Hospital after staff dismiss pleas for help.
David Pontone crawls out of Humber River Hospital after workers dismiss pleas for assist.

When the MRI didn’t reveal any uncommon outcomes, a psychiatrist then discharged Pontone — forcing him to crawl out of the hospital on his arms and knees.

“The ache was insufferable,” stated Pontone. “To have the ability to stroll correctly was not possible.”

At factors within the newly-obtained footage, Pontone is proven struggling on the bottom as a nurse stands subsequent to him.

“The nurse saved saying, ‘You’re an enormous boy! You’re robust! Come on, massive boy, rise up!’” stated Pontone. “I used to be indignant. I felt completely helpless.” 

It took Pontone about  20 minutes to achieve the exit and a safety guard then helped him right into a taxi.

An ambulance later took him to Toronto Western Hospital, the place a neurologist identified him with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a dysfunction by which an individual’s immune system assaults their nerves. 

Medical employees typically overlook severe bodily well being issues in folks with psychological sickness, consultants instructed the outlet.

“We’re failing this inhabitants miserably,” stated Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos, psychiatrist and physician-in-chief on the Centre for Habit and Psychological Well being  in Toronto.  “[The system] is flawed and we have to do a greater job at seeing folks as human beings.”

Toronto’s Humber River Hospital chief nursing govt Vanessa Burkoski later apologized, Pontone’s household instructed the  outlet.

Hospital  spokesman Joe Gorman despatched a press release saying the hospital is “deeply troubled” by the incident and that staffers concerned “had been handled accordingly.”

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Invoice Clinton’s masks struggles at inauguration drive Twitter wild



Former President Invoice Clinton struggled to maintain his masks on throughout President Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday and a few on Twitter stated the tiny overlaying, which had silver stars on it, seemed prefer it was bought from Claire’s. 

Pictures and movies of the 74-year-old, who attended the inauguration with spouse Hillary Clinton and appeared to go to sleep at one level, present his masks repeatedly slipping beneath his nostril, and at different instances, driving up and over his mouth towards his eyes as he tried to speak. 

Individuals on Twitter stated the masks seemed too small for his face and was higher suited to a younger youngster than a former president. 

“Has Invoice Clinton blissfully been sporting kid-size masks the entire pandemic?” consumer Mason Van Gieson questioned in a tweet

“I simply know Invoice Clinton received his face masks from that greenback part on the entrance of each @Goal,” another wrote

“Did Invoice Clinton purchase his masks at Claire’s” consumer Mikaela Sofa questioned

The starry masks, which had the phrases “WE THE PEOPLE” in a decrease nook, was additionally likened to ladies’s underwear by some Twitter denizens.  

the inauguration on January 21, 2021 and wearing a mask barely above his nose.
Invoice Clinton arriving on the inauguration on January 21, 2021, sporting a masks barely above his nostril.
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“Invoice Clinton sporting panties as a face masks,” Jason Davis wrote

It wasn’t instantly clear the place the masks was really bought.

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Man seen kneeling at Beau Biden’s grave throughout inauguration



A lone man in uniform knelt on the grave of Beau Biden in Delaware on Wednesday — as Joe Biden was being sworn in because the 46th president.

The unidentified mourner, who seems to be sporting a police uniform, was snapped on one knee together with his head bowed earlier than the grave, a photograph posted on Twitter reveals.

“Poignant second,” the caption reads. “Whereas Joe Biden gave his inauguration speech, a lone man in uniform knelt on the Delaware grave of his son Beau.”

Throughout a pre-inauguration speech Tuesday, Joe Biden teared up as he honored his late son, who died of most cancers in 2015 on the age of 46.

“Girls and gents, I solely have one remorse,” stated Biden, 78. “He’s not right here, as a result of we ought to be introducing him as president.”

The grave of Beau Biden, late son of President Joe Biden.
The grave of Beau Biden, late son of President Joe Biden.
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