Kent Bazemore (Golden State Warriors) with a 2-pointer vs the New Orleans Pelicans, 05/04/2021
Kent Bazemore (Golden State Warriors) with a 2-pointer vs the New Orleans Pelicans, 05/04/2021
The “WandaVision” actor and party-loving musician confirmed their engagement on social media about a week after announcing they were dating.
With me today is, Olivier Thirot, our Chief Financial Officer, who will walk you through our Safe Harbor language, which can be found in our presentation materials. Thank you, Peter, and good morning everyone.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The police department in the nation's capital has suffered a massive leak of internal information after refusing to meet the blackmail demands of Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate. Experts say it’s the worst known ransomware attack ever to hit a U.S. police department. The gang, known as the Babuk group, released thousands of the Metropolitan Police Department’s sensitive documents on the dark web Thursday. A review by The Associated Press found hundreds of police officer disciplinary files and intelligence reports that include feeds from other agencies, including the FBI and Secret Service. Ransomware attacks have reached epidemic levels as foreign criminal gangs paralyze computer networks at state and local governments, police departments, hospitals and private companies. They demand large payments to decrypt stolen data or to prevent it from being leaked online. A cyberattack last week shut down the Colonial Pipeline, the nation’s largest fuel pipeline, prompting gas-hoarding and panic-buying in parts of the Southeast. Brett Callow, a threat analyst and ransomware expert at the security firm Emsisoft, said the police leak ranks as “possibly the most significant ransomware incident to date" because of the risks it presents for officers and civilians. Some of the documents include security information from other law enforcement agencies related to President Joe Biden’s inauguration, including a reference to a “source embedded” with a militia group. One documents details the steps the FBI has taken in its investigation of two pipe bombs left at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. That includes “big data pulls” of cell towers, and plans to “analyze purchases” of Nike shoes worn by a person of interest, the document said. The police department did not immediately return a request for comment, but has previously said some officers’ personal information was stolen. Some of that information was previously leaked, revealing personal information of some officers taken from background checks, including details of their past drug use, finances and — in at least one incident — of past sexual abuse. The newly released files include details of disciplinary proceedings of hundreds of officers dating back to 2004. The files often contain sensitive and embarrassing private details. “This is going to send a shock through the law enforcement community throughout the country,” said Ted Williams, a former officer at the department who is now an attorney. He’s representing a retired officer whose background file was included in an earlier leak. Williams said said having background checks and disciplinary files made public makes it difficult for officers to do their jobs. “The more the crooks know about a law enforcement officer the more the crooks try to use that for their advantage,” he said. The Babuk group indicated this week that it wanted $4 million not to release the files, but was only offered $100,000. The department has not said whether it made the offer. Any negotiations would reflect the complexity of the ransomware problem, with police finding themselves forced to consider making payments to criminal gangs. The FBI, which is assisting in this case, discourages ransomware payments. The group revealed the attack last month, threatening then to leak the identities of confidential informants. The data release revealed Thursday is massive and it was not immediately clear if it included informants' names. Alan Suderman, The Associated Press
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American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that two of its subsidiaries, New Jersey American Water and Illinois American Water, each received a J.D. Power 2021 #1 overall ranking for Customer Satisfaction with Large Water Utilities in their respective regions. New Jersey American Water ranked #1 in the Northeast Large segment and Illinois American Water ranked best in the Midwest Large segment of the J.D. Power 2021 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study.
Pura, the innovative smart-home fragrance company, has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021. Hitting newsstands May 18 in the May/June 2021 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces and company culture whether teams are operating in person or remotely.
We've reached peak mattress fatigue: blame the paradox of choice or the fact that most of us are completely exhausted in general, but choosing a bed — or even a mattress topper — is tiring. Given the overwhelming number available, we decided to actually try out the most popular options from the biggest brands first hand — by sleeping on them for a full 30 days to determine which were really the best mattresses of the bunch. We all have unique bodies and quirks that contribute to our snoozing preferences — but, ultimately, the best mattresses should allow us to sleep happily and soundly. Regardless of if you are a side, back, or stomach sleeper, there's one factor to look for when buying the right mattress: one that keeps your spine aligned while applying supportive pressure evenly to your body (kind of like a hug). The rest, like size and material preference, is pretty variable. Each of the R29 testers ahead used their own unique set of parameters to judge their chosen foam to hybrid, cooling, and sustainably made mattresses. Scroll on our honest reviews of the best mattresses you can buy online — hopefully, it'll help you feel a little less restless when buying the bed of your dreams.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Saatva Classic Luxury Firm MattressMattress Type: Hybrid (Foam & Spring) Sleeper Style: Side, Stomach, & BackPros: Soft-Yet-Firm SupportCons: Mattress Pattern"My ideal mattress is somewhat of an impossibility: My back craves something super-firm, but I need my mattress to allow me to sleep on my side and stomach without my extremities losing circulation. I despise the feeling of being trapped in a foam mattress like a bug in honey, but I also don’t want to wake up each time a partner moves on the other side of the bed. What I really want is a mattress that can read my mind and body — here’s hoping my grandchild’s grandchild will one day invent it to honor my legacy. But, as such, I’ve become resigned to the fact that I was born to doze in the wrong century. I’m like Oscar Wilde, but for sleeping." "But, Saatva’s Classic in Luxury Firm comes as close to the future as I’ve seen. Unlike many online mattresses, it has springs inside, which is a must for me, as all-foam mattresses give me that 'help I’m stuck and I can’t get up' feeling. Also, it doesn’t come in a box, which means no weird smells. The company let me review the thinner mattress for free, in order to fit my sheets, and I was pleased that it still felt substantial. Upon the first trial, I was immediately skeptical of its 'Euro pillow top' as too squishy and hilly, as I like a more uniform surface, but the thought fled my mind as quickly as it entered it because I fell asleep immediately. I woke up without the sore back I typically get from beds that are slightly softer than a wooden board." "Likewise, I thought that the bed was perhaps a little too hard when I first jumped into it and made a thunk sound. But, I quickly forgot, because — you guessed it — I fell asleep again. That pillow top cradles the curves of my body without making me feel like I was in a me-shaped cake mold." "And while it’s not exactly a black hole of movement, the only time I really feel jostled by my partner is when they get in or out of bed. Honestly, sleeping in this Saatva makes me feel single." "There are drawbacks, though. Saatva doesn’t maintain showrooms, so I couldn’t try it out before I placed an order, although customers have 120 days to change their mind (with a $100 fee). Also — and this is so nitpicky — but there are these bizarre berry designs all over the mattress that are dark enough that they show through both the mattress protector and a set of pale sheets like an infestation of shadow fruit. Are Saatvas berries? (Are they a vegetable?) It drives me nuts, but again, it's only temporary, because I’m usually asleep before I get a chance to really notice it."Saatva The Saatva Classic Mattress, $, available at SaatvaSealy Cocoon Chill MattressMattress Type: Memory Foam Sleeper Style: Side Pros: Cooling Built-In TopperCons: Weight "When this mattress arrived perfectly rolled into a neat tube, I couldn't believe there was actually a full queen-sized mattress within the box. My boyfriend and I had just moved into a new loft in Brooklyn, and we, unfortunately, dragged our old memory foam with us. We knew it was time to make that big-ticket, adult-y purchase on a new mattress, but we really wanted one with some special features. That's when we came across the Cocoon Chill."We both like to sleep on our sides and are quite hot-blooded individuals (often leaving the A/C running throughout winter). We agreed on one thing and one thing only: the mattress had to have some sort of cooling effect. "After we settled onto the new mattress a strange phenomenon occurred: we both fell asleep and took a nap. Now, neither of us nap— we're too quick, perky, and neurotic for that, but this Cocoon mattress really brought its name to life with its snuggly embrace. After sleeping on it for several nights we were both having trouble actually getting up the next day — it was that cozy. The premium stretch-knit cover, which is infused with phase-change materials that absorb and dissipate heat, was cool to the touch and kept our sheets crisp and chilly. Neither of us woke up drenched in sweat, and we haven't since."The Perfect Fit memory foam is truly game-changing; morphing around your body like a clay mold. The only downside? The mattress is quite heavy for my feather arms, but it's something we're willing to overlook for the sake of deep slumbers and supported backs." Sealy Sealy Cocoon Chill Mattress, $, available at SealyDreamCloud Luxury Hybrid MattressMattress Type: Hybrid (Foam & Spring)Sleeper Style: SidePros: PriceCons: Initial Firmness"DreamCloud makes a 'luxuriously' built hybrid mattress for a fraction of the price of more established retailers. It’s 15” high, features a quilted cashmere cover, and a gel-infused memory foam top to cradle your body and keep you cool. It also has five different comfort zones to support different parts of your body in different ways. (For example, the top where your head rests is softer than the middle where your lower back sits.)""Out of the box, this baby pops up and has no smell. The first two weeks, it was definitely on the stiffer side which, as a side sleeper, I abhor. But as the weeks went on, it softened up substantially without losing its support. As the bed has pocketed coils in the center, air circulated well, and I never got that clammy, stick-to-you feeling you sometimes experience with all-foam mattresses.""My partner, who’s a lot heavier than me, also really enjoyed it, and so did our two kids, who loved jumping on it. When compared to the best mattresses at your 5-star hotels, I’d say this held its own. The best part, however, is that this company offers a 365-day trial. If you’re not satisfied after a year, you can return it no questions asked!"DreamCloud DreamCloud’s Luxury Hybrid Mattress, $, available at DreamCloud SleepFloyd Home The MattressMattress Type: Hybrid (Foam & Spring)Sleeper Style: Side, Stomach, & BackPros: Supportive, Cooling, Fast DeliveryCons: Initial Firmness"My partner and I recently moved into a house and were in need of both a bed frame AND a new mattress — which is what led us to Floyd. I'd been eyeing the brand's very cool bed frames for a while and it felt like kismet when I discovered they launched a mattress to go with it. As a predominant side sleeper who occasionally shifts to her back with a partner who favors his stomach, the best mattresses for our combined sleep styles have always been ones that are cushy but still supportive (aka hybrid mattresses). Floyd's The Mattress is a hybrid style, meaning it's part cushy foam and part supportive coils. Additionally, my partner and I both run HOT — so, The Mattress' copper and graphite-infused foam that supposedly helps dissipate body heat was a really intriguing factor.""One thing we learned while moving during a pandemic is that it can take many many months for a single piece of furniture to ship — and we needed a bed ASAP. That was a huge plus with Floyd because both the mattress and the frame arrived together within a week or so of the order being placed. It's a bed-in-a-box style shipment, meaning delivery and assembly were both pretty standard and easy to handle with two people (the mattress is on the heavier side for one person). After unboxing it and getting the frame set up (which was also surprisingly fast & easy) we didn't notice any chemical-y smells that mattress reviewers typically complain about. We left it alone to puff up for the rest of the day, as it was super compressed in its bag/box, and then gave it a test run that night.""The first sleep, as with any new mattress, was a little bit restless; the foam itself felt cushy but supportive which for my side-sensitive body initially verged on too firm. But, as the week went on, it (and I) eased up. My partner, the stomach sleeper, didn't seem to mind the initial firmness since he relishes more support from a mattress while he sleeps. I will say that right off the bat we both were very impressed with how cooling this thing was. We've tried MANY a 'cooling' product in the bedding world and this is one that actually does what it claims to. Oftentimes foam-style mattresses, toppers, or pillows feel as though they're trapping body heat but that was certainly not the case here. Both of us felt cool as a snoozing cucumber.""We're now going on a month of sleep with Floyd's The Mattress and it's gotten better with every night; I now don't even notice the too-firm feeling I had during the first couple of nights and wake up without any weird kinks or numb limbs that I've experienced from mattresses past. If you're someone who wants more support while you sleep but can't deal with the intense firmness of a full-spring-style mattress, then this is definitely a steller choice. Or, if you're someone who's looking for a one-stop-bedroom shop, the matching frame is a really convenient addition. It's obviously an investment but one that is well worth it for the quality."Floyd The Mattress, $, available at FloydTempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud MattressMattress Type: Memory FoamSleeper Style: SidePros: Pressure ReliefCons: Acclimation Period"My partner and I had been sleeping on a 2008 IKEA Sultan mattress for years (a purchase I made for my first apartment after college). And, after 12 years of this mattress being moved in and out of numerous apartments, houses, and cities, it was time for a change." "The entire process from delivery to set up was quick and simple. The mattress was delivered in a very timely manner and surprisingly came packaged in a drawstring canvas bag with easy directions for set up. I was able to remove it from the bag, unroll it, and it was ready to be used that evening! It was seriously as easy as 1, 2, sleep!""At first, it was a little touch and go with the Tempur-Cloud because we had never owned an all-foam mattress before — and, to be honest, had forgotten what a good night's sleep felt like. But, after sleeping on the new mattress for about 2 weeks, our bodies adapted to it and it truly started to feel like we were (as the name suggests) sleeping on a cloud. It's plush, supportive, and comfortable — and we love how it adapts to our respective weights, shapes, and body temperatures. (We also have the Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow, and the combo of both the pillow and mattress is life-changing.) This really is the best mattress."Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud®, $, available at Tempur-PedicNectar Memory Foam MattressMattress Type: Memory Foam Sleeper Style: Side & Back Pros: Pressure Relief & CertiPUR-USCons: Initial Firmness "Up until now, I have only purchased mattresses the old school way, by walking around a store's showroom with a supplied sanitary hanky to cover the pillow, and testing them one by one like a GD Goldilocks of the best mattresses. After crowning the winner, I've emptied out my checking account upwards of $1200 with an added white-glove delivery service charge since the coiled thing is so big and I am quite small at 5' 1" and nary a hulking partner or roommate. This year though, after buying a new home (and truly emptying the bank account) I was on the search for an affordable mattress for our guest room during Covid-times with no interest in visiting a store to snuggle up on multiple beds or paying for extra delivery services. Hence the weeks of online research began and ended with a Nectar mattress." "First, while this is for the guest room, for reasons of both considerations for future guests like my mother-in-law who is asthmatic, a father who has back problems, and a few uppity close friends, I wanted affordable but not cheap in quality. Also, for this review, my partner and I did sleep on the mattress for just over 30 days which was a fun little escape within our own house. Oh, the times we live in — where spending a month in the guest room is considered an exciting adventure. I'm a side and back sleeper and have always slept on hybrid mattresses with coils and some foam. In consideration of health and environment, I wanted something that had no to low emissions, and also something that will last." "All of this is what finally, after weeks of research, led me to the Nectar memory foam mattress. The company is always running promotions so the purchase not only included a nice discount on the memory foam mattress, but also came with a set of pillows, sheets, and mattress cover. This is the cost-conscious bundle I wanted right now. I did not order white glove delivery and the mattress came in three weeks (slightly over the 5 - 10 business day promise but, we're in a pandemic) rolled up in a tall box about the size of a narrow refrigerator. I dragged the box in the house and into the guest room, opened it up, and by myself (!) unrolled it onto the platform frame. It was hefty but I did it. My first test was the smell test — I'm very sensitive to smells and while not scientific, I was sniffing for chemical scents. There was some slight smell so I opened the windows in the room and returned the next day to no smell at all. One of the reasons I bought the Nectar over other well-reviewed cheaper mattresses is that it had the CertiPUR-US seal which means it's not made with any ozone depleters, toxic flame retardants, formaldehyde, mercury, lead, and other heavy metals." "And now the sleep test. My husband and I slept on this mattress for a little over a month. We are both side and back sleepers although I would categorize him as a mover and a shaker sleeper. Since I've never slept on a foam mattress for more than a night or two as someone else's guest, the feeling was pretty different than what I was used to with my hybrid coil pillow-top mattress. The first very positive thing I noticed was that I didn't feel my husband's movements as much. Practically not at all! I've grown used to his restless moving and this was nice, very nice. Not a con, but something to get used to for me, was a more firm feeling of the multi-layered foam. I did feel like the mattress contoured to my pointy little shoulders and wide hips but I'm not sure if I prefer this measured contouring to the pillowy smush I'm used to. For nights I fell asleep on my back however, it was perfect. The considered 5-layered foam construction felt sturdy — like it was cradling me into a meditative deep sleep and my back felt more supported than my current mattress.""Final thoughts — this is the best mattress for guest rooms, back sleepers, someone who has a partner that moves around a lot, or someone who wants something on the firmer side but still needs good pressure relief and cares about quality. If I were to continue sleeping on the Nectar mattress every night, I personally would add a pillow top because that's what I'm used to and I happen to like a little extra softness on my mattress. In fact, right before I filed this review, I did go ahead and buy this organic, washable wool mattress topper so it's an option for any guests who may also want extra softness."Nectar Memory Foam Mattress - Queen, $, available at NectarHelix Sleep Midnight LUXE MattressMattress Type: Hybrid (Foam & Spring) Sleeper Style: Back & SidePros: Soft-Yet-Firm SupportCons: Weight"Just last month, my partner and I got Helix's hybrid mattress the Midnight LUXE. Mattresses are extremely important for us: I have some back issues and my partner is an avid golfer who suffers from restless leg syndrome. And, before COVID hit, we traveled quite often which gave us the opportunity to sleep on an incredible number of mattresses over the years — so, as you can imagine, we've become unusually aware of the various properties that separate the high-quality ones from the absolute duds." "While our preferences for mattresses vary slightly, firmness is a main shared priority — but, since we're both fairly restless sleepers, there's a level of softness that's important when we inevitably end up tossing from our backs to our sides. Mattresses that are too firm often give me neck and shoulder pain when I'm on my side, and mattresses that are too soft tend to have the same effect when I'm sleeping on my back. Essentially, we'd been playing out the role of Goldilocks unendingly as we moved from too soft to too firm to finally just right. That's where the Midnight Luxe comes in with its as close to perfect (as we've yet to experience) blend of support and comfort for sleeping on our backs AND our sides." "The only real negative we experienced with our new Helix mattress was the challenge of getting it from our door to our bedroom: the box had to weigh over 200 pounds. Luckily we had some family available to help heave it inside — and once it was out of the box, the mattress unfolded easily and was very manageable to get set into place. After a few hours of filling out and 'breathing,' it was good to go that very first night! And, we literally (if you can believe it) had no adjustment period to it like you usually experience with new mattresses. It was perfect from the get-go and we've been sleeping soundly ever since. By far the best mattress we've had to date."Helix Midnight LUXE Mattress (Queen), $, available at HelixAvocado Green MattressMattress Type: Hybrid (Foam & Spring) Sleeper Style: Side & StomachPros: Eco-Friendly & SupportiveCons: Initial Firmness "My partner and I had been sleeping on an all-foam mattress but weren't totally satisfied due to our distinctly opposite sleep styles; while the softer memory foam worked well for me (a sound side sleeper), it wasn't supportive enough for him (a restless stomach sleeper). So, we went on the hunt for a hybrid compromise and settled on Avocado's Green Mattress (a combo of organic foam latex, wool, cotton, and pocketed support coils) — due in part to its eco-friendly ethos and for all the best mattress review buzz we'd been seeing.""We weren't sure what to expect but had been forewarned that the mattress is FIRM and does take some getting used to (many reviews highly recommended the plush mattress topper for sleepers who preferred extra cushioning, aka me). The mattress arrived a few weeks before the topper came, completely compressed in a heavy but easy-enough-to-push-upstairs box. After snipping open the package and unfurling it from the box, we let it alone to decompress atop our bedframe before a first-night test run. At first glance, it looked and felt sturdy, soft, and well-made; all of the stitches, seams, and helpful side handles felt thoughtfully placed and sustainably crafted. We didn't notice any strange out-of-the-box smells, either!""The first night was, as is to be expected with any new mattress, restless. I spent half the night wriggling from side to side trying to avoid having my entire arm fall asleep, while my already restless stomach-sleeping partner did his usual toss-and-turn routine. But, each night we got more and more comfortable as our bodies adjusted from the too-firm initial response into the more-supportive long-term mindset. And, by the time the topper arrived a few weeks after, we had already adjusted to the mattress as is (although the topper did add a little extra cushy-oomph). The good thing about the topper: previously my partner was not able to sleep on beds with toppers that were too plush because they hurt his lower back while sleeping in a stomach position — this topper offered cush with firm-enough support that aforementioned sinkage wasn't an issue for him. The topper is also like a mini-soft version of the mattress—it's very premium.""Ultimately, I am still a soft-style sleeper who loves a cushy all-foam mattress. But, this sustainably made hybrid has taught me (especially as I get older) that firmness does not always translate to bad sleep — it translates to better body support once you get past the acclimation period. It's also trained me to try transitioning to back-style sleeping, which is ultimately a safer sleep position for my body (and has helped me cut down on waking up with no feeling in my hands). And most of all, I love that I am sleeping on something that was made sustainably and is free from harsh chemicals. Better for me and better for the environment! All in all, this mattress is a great eco-friendly investment for couples with distinctly different sleep styles who are looking for better support long term. I would definitely put it at the top of the best mattress stack." Avocado Green Mattress, $, available at AvocadoParachute The MattressMattress Type: Organic Cotton, Wool, & Steel CoilsSleeper Style: SidePros: Pressure-Point ReliefCons: Coil-Zone Acclimation"For their support layers, Parachute uses coils — 6,000 of them. Right out of the box, The Mattress improved my sleep. I found myself waking up rested again and often in the same position as when I went to sleep. However, the surface still felt too hard for me initially. (God, I thought, have I suddenly turned into the princess from the Princess and the Pea?) But after three weeks, a down alternative topper, and then no down alternative topper, everything softened up and settled in. (This is probably why some mattress companies have mandatory 30-day break-in periods.)" "My head and neck felt supported with a very light sink, and my upper back pain disappeared. The only other issue I experienced was acclimating my body to where the 'zones' were in the mattress to make sure my hips hit the firmer coils at just the right angle. It was a learning curve I could have done without, but a very minor one in the end.""Parachute’s offering gave me back a good night’s sleep — even if $1,899 for a queen is on the high end of what’s available today both online and in stores." Parachute Home Parachute The Mattress, $, available at ParachuteBrooklyn Bedding Brooklyn Sedona HybridMattress Type: Hybrid (Foam & Spring) Sleeper Style: Side, Stomach, & BackPros: Soft-Yet-Firm Support & Pressure ReliefCons: Edge Support"Last month, my partner and I got Brooklyn Bedding's most recent and most luxe mattress: the Sedona Hybrid. We were way overdue. Our previous mattress was beyond lumpy, but we were struggling to agree on a replacement amid all the available options. We were drawn to the Sedona because it claimed to be a resort-style, high-end option that would feel cloud-like without sacrificing back support."We both prefer a firm mattress; my husband prefers a very firm mattress. So was a little worried that the inches of foam on top — layers of comfort foam, memory foam, and high-density foam — would end up feeling too squishy for us. Brooklyn Bedding rates this as a 'medium' on the firmness scale."My fears were unwarranted. Yes, the top of the mattress was soft, but it felt luxurious rather than suffocating. The dense foam took the pressure off my shoulder and hip when I slept on my side, and the coils beneath offered plenty of support. From night one, I woke up ache-free. And I grew to love the mattress more and more over the course of the month. My 'firmer is better' partner was on the fence the first few nights, but ultimately came to love the balance of softness and support the mattress offers. He favors his side at night too and noticed an immediate decrease in some nagging shoulder pain he'd been dealing with, thanks to the foam layers."One last perk: The mattress is cooling, which is a big plus since I tend to run hot at night. "If I have one quibble, it's with the edge support, which I found to be a little lacking. My husband and I share a queen-size bed, and I tend to push him to the edge over the course of a night. Since the edges tend to collapse a bit when you get too close, I've had to learn to share our mattress space a little more generously, which doesn't come naturally to me. But besides that, I'm a huge fan. I'm excited to get into bed every night, which I think is a measure of the best mattress."Brooklyn Bedding Brooklyn Bedding Brooklyn Sedona Hybrid, $, available at Brooklyn BeddingPlushBeds The Botanical Bliss Organic Latex MattressMattress Type: Organic Latex, Wool, & CottonSleeper Style: SidePros: Pressure Relief Cons: Price Point"When I was asked if I wanted to review a mattress, I volunteered immediately. I've been sleeping on a cheap one for the past three years, and, especially in the past few months, my back has been feeling it. I'm a side sleeper, so I opted to try out PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress, which earned mattress review site Tuck's highest rating for side sleepers of any weight. Plus, the brand was named the best mattress brand of 2018, and who doesn't love luxury?""When I think latex, I think of the rubbery material that makes condoms, clothing, and thigh-high boots — not a soft, comfortable mattress. But PlushBeds uses layers of organic Dunlop latex, each layer calibrated to a different firmness, to lend support and softness to the mattress. The latex is the bottom layer of the mattress, beneath a layer of organic wool for temperature regulation and a layer of organic cotton for moisture absorption and unrestricted airflow. All these layers mean that the mattress is very heavy — PlushBeds sent an agent to carry it to my third-floor walkup for me, which was great because I could not have managed it on my own.""All this weight has a use, though: the mattress cradles the pressure points of your body, reducing aches; PlushBeds is often recommended by chiropractors and orthopedic specialists. This checks out: my sore back is now gone. I’m also sleeping more soundly, even though it’s the middle of summer. It would normally be out of my budget, but if you have the cash to spend then I think it's worth it. How’s that for luxury?"PlushBeds The Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress, $, available at PlushBedsLeesa Hybrid MattressMattress Type: Hybrid (Foam & Spring)Sleeper Style: HotPros: Cooling SupportCons: Out-Of-The-Box Smell"My partner and I put a lot of research into finding the best mattress that would offer support and not trap heat — which was our biggest qualm with our last Tempur-Pedic foam bed. We loved how it gave us back and hip support, but hated waking up in a sweat in the middle of the night.""We were hopeful the Leesa would hold up to its claims and decided to upgrade to a King. Unfortunately, our bed frame arrived late, and the Leesa stayed in the box for two weeks. Big mistake. I didn't realize that when you leave a foam mattress in a box, it can intensify that new mattress chemical-y smell. The Leesa smelled so strong the first night, it made me nauseous. It didn't bother my partner as much. (For this reason, the company strongly urges customers to remove the mattress from the box asap.)""Thankfully, the smell dissipated quickly, because now we couldn't love our mattress more. It provides the perfect amount of support — we both live pretty active lives and never wake up sore, achy, or like we slept on something wrong, which was a common occurrence before. The foam is soft enough that it's comfortable but firm enough that one of us can move in the middle of the night and the other doesn't feel a thing. We've honestly found the best mattress for giving us both the best sleep ever.""As for the cooling claims, it's definitely an improvement from our last bed, but we both still run pretty hot. We ordered new cooling sheets and a comforter and if that doesn't help, we're just going to have to be one of those couples that cuddle for five minutes and then retreat to our sides of the bed for the rest of the night. Is this what marriage is like?"Leesa Leesa Hybrid Mattress, $, available at LeesaWink Beds The WinkBed MattressMattress Type: Hybrid (Foam & Spring)Sleeper Style: RestlessPros: Sink-Into-Bed SupportCons: Aesthetic Durability"This was a serious best mattress winner for me. It’s handmade in Wisconsin when ordered, so it takes a couple of weeks to arrive, but other than the wait I had no real complaints. Right out of the literal box, it was fluffy, supportive, and odor-free. The blue-and-white trim around the top looks pretty regal, and this bed softened up to my liking within a week or two.""Wink’s main and original mattress is a hybrid (coils and foam) and comes in four variations: softer, luxury firm, firm, and plus. They also make a memory foam bed and an eco-friendly mattress featuring 100% natural materials. I chose the luxury firm, their most popular style, and as someone who likes to sink into their bed, I wasn’t disappointed. But it’s nice that they have so many options. Their Plus model is also one of the best mattress options because it’s one of the only bed-in-a-box, luxury beds to accommodate heavier weights.""The mattress itself has a Tencel cover, which sleeps cooler than linen, wicks away heat, and is softer than silk, according to the site. Then there’s a gel-infused memory foam layer, which is what provides a lot of the immediate comfort you feel when you lie down, individually wrapped coils, and great edge support (something you’ll really come to appreciate when you share your bed with little kids).""My only gripe: when I change the sheets, the top of the mattress already looks very used even though it’s only a couple of months old, so that’s definitely a little disappointing. Otherwise, when I go to sleep, I stay asleep. No tossing and turning, no back pain, and no grogginess in the morning because I didn’t actually get a good night’s rest."WinkBeds The WinkBed, $, available at WinkBedsEssentia Classic 8 MattressMattress Type: Organic Latex & Memory Foam Sleeper Style: BackPros: Sustainability Cons: Firmness"This very expensive, hypoallergenic, natural foam, natural latex, and GOTS organic cotton covered mattress was overall pretty good — but there were definitely a few hiccups.""When this extremely heavy beauty was unrolled from the box, there was a definite smell, and I'm not sensitive to odors. For the first month, it was also pretty firm, and I do not like pretty firm. I like soft, pillowy, sink-into-ya, never wanna-leave-ya gooeyness from my beds, even if that's not ideal for my back. So at first, I was sad. But, I know that you have to give a mattress a good 30 days before you can truly judge it. As time went on, the mattress didn't lose its firmness, but it did soften up and start to mold to my body. The next month that I slept on it, we got along just fine, and I woke up feeling well-rested.""If you're a hot sleeper and concerned about a latex mattress heating you up too much as you snooze, the Canadian company promises that 'the surface is three degrees cooler than your internal body temperature over an eight-hour sleep cycle.' Personally, it never overheated me, but I keep my bedroom pretty cool.""I would recommend this product to a friend who really, really cares about their sleep as well as the environment and buying all organic, natural, and organically certified products. I’d also recommend it to someone who has a back injury or issues — it’s definitely on the firmer side and super supportive. Otherwise, I’m not sure the price tag justifies the product. The mattress also has a very low profile — only 8 inches high — so that’s another thing to keep in mind when pairing it with an existing bed frame or if you’re swapping it for something that was way higher."Essentia Classic 8, $, available at EssentiaTemper-Pedic TEMPUR-breeze MattressMattress Type: Cooling FoamSleeper Style: StomachPros: Temperature Regulation Cons: Weight"I’m convinced that Tempur-Pedic makes mattresses so that you’ll never want to move. I mean that in a couple of ways: one, once you lie down on this mattress, you’ll be so comfortable that you literally never want to get up; and two, this mattress is so heavy that it makes transporting it from one home to another essentially impossible. Obviously, this is not actually how Tempur-Pedic actually designs its mattresses, but it was my experience testing the Tempur-breeze.""Initially I was drawn to this mattress because the foam and fabric are supposed to have a cooling effect, which helps you sleep in higher temperatures. When I began testing, I lived in an apartment that didn’t have air-conditioning, which is exactly as miserable as it sounds. Each night in my old bed felt like an infrared sauna wrap. The Tempur-breeze promises to keep you chill thanks to cool-to-touch fabric and material that absorbs heat as you sleep and encourages airflow.""There’s solid scientific evidence suggesting that the ideal temperature to sleep in is between 60 and 67 degrees — not 90 degrees, which was the temperature of my room. Although a mattress couldn’t lower the temperature of my room by 30 degrees, it can cool me by three degrees. You can actually feel the chill when you feel the slippery outer fabric of the SmartClimate Dual Cover System, which made it challenging to keep a fitted sheet secure, especially if you toss and turn. With some fans on full blast and only a thin blanket on my bed, I stayed at a comfy temperature throughout the night. And since the mattress is so comfortable, I had fewer middle-of-the-night wake-ups than usual, too.""This is without a doubt the best mattress I've ever rested my bod on, it feels so comfortable and luxurious. (For context, I was using a cheap six-year-old spring mattress before making the switch.) I’m a stomach-sleeper, but the memory foam cradled all my curves and all my edges perfectly. The first night it actually made me kind of paranoid that I couldn’t feel my body on the mattress. I woke up with a lot less neck pain and fewer creaks than usual, which made me want to jump up and down like Kelly in the Tempur-Pedic commercials of the 90s. Even my dog, who sleeps on the bed with me, seemed to visibly relax when he sunk into the mattress.""The one and only caveat I have to mention about the Tempur-Pedic breeze is its weight. While testing, I moved apartments and made the bold decision to not hire professional movers. When Tempur-Pedic's white glove delivery service dropped off the mattress, they made it look incredibly easy. But carrying this mattress up three flights of stairs with my partner was like trying to haul a massive, 123-pound lasagna noodle up a mountain. But, I have to say: knowing that my partner could essentially carry a dead body with me definitely helps me sleep well at night."Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-breeze°, $, available at Tempur-PedicCasper Sleep Wave MattressMattress Type: FoamSleeper Style: SidePros: BreathabilityCons: Pressure Relief"I'd never owned a foam mattress prior to this test, having only ever slept as a guest on a Tempur-Pedic type at my cousin's house. SO, I was jazzed to give Casper's newest five-layer foam style a go in my own space! The Wave is built to provide contour support and temperature regulation — two things that I, the sweaty side sleeper, desperately needed from my ideal best mattress buy.""When it arrived the entire process was very white-glove with the delivery guy staying to help unbox and properly set up the mattress on my bed (a feat I could not have accomplished alone, this thing is heavy AF). Once The Wave was unfurled from its compact packaging, I left it alone on my bed for a few hours to do its plump-up thing. There was no weird residual chemical smell and by bedtime, it was ready to go.""That first night was a little touch and go, as my body wasn't used to the whole contouring-foam feeling (which in certain side-sleeping positions put pressure on my hips and shoulders causing them to cramp). But, aside from that, it felt like I was sleeping on a breathable cushy cloud — that was even more amplified when I threw some super soft linen sheets on top of it.""Although the pressure issue persisted through the 30-day trial run, it helped give me the push I needed to convert myself into a back sleeper — a position where this mattress really shines support-wise. When I'm on my back, The Wave is everything you'd want in a mattress: soft-yet-firm, full-body supportive, and incredibly breathable for sweat-prone sleepers. Plus, when snoozing with a plus one, any other-side-of-the-bed movement is nearly undetectable. I'd definitely give this a vote for one of the best mattresses I've had the privilege of catching Zs on."Casper Sleep Wave Mattress, $, available at CasperLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Next Best Thing To Sleeping On A CloudUpgrade Your Mattress Without Buying A New OneThe Most Breathable Sheets For Super Cool Sleep
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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting two more cases of a rare blood-clotting event in people who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell said today the two people in their 50s received their shots in mid-April. Russell says one became ill 11 days later and the second became ill 19 days later. One person has recovered while the second person is in hospital. New Brunswick has reported a total of four cases of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia, including one death. The province is reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 today and 10 people in hospital with the disease, including three in intensive care.This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2021. The Canadian Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has reached agreement on his $1.5 billion sale of the club to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, a person with knowledge of the negotiation told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because league approval was still pending and neither side had publicly announced an agreement. The deal, which Taylor previously said was contingent on Lore and Rodriguez keeping the team in Minnesota, was first reported by The Athletic. The two sides entered an exclusive negotiating window on April 10. Lore and Rodriguez are 50-50 partners. They tried to buy the New York Mets last year but were beaten out for the Major League Baseball club by hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. Any sale of an NBA club must ultimately approved by the league’s Board of Governors, which could come later Thursday. The Timberwolves would then become the second NBA franchise sold this season. Gail Miller and her family struck an agreement in October to sell the Utah Jazz to Ryan Smith, a deal that was finalized after Board of Governors' approval in December. The 80-year-old Taylor, a lifelong Minnesotan who bought the Wolves in 1994 for $88 million to save them from moving to New Orleans, has said he will continue to run the club for two more seasons until a handover in 2023. The Minnesota Lynx WNBA team is included in the sale. “They’ve asked that I would be there for any decisions that would need to be made. I would enjoy that. I love teaching people. These are a couple of very bright guys, and I think it could be helpful to the club and I think I could be helpful to them so that they feel confident once they take over 100%,” Taylor said an interview last month. Lore became Walmart’s e-commerce chief in 2016, when the retail giant bought his Jet.com startup in an attempt to boost online business. Lore notified Walmart on Jan. 31 of his intent to leave the company. The 49-year-old Lore will continue to serve in a consulting role as a strategic adviser through September. The 45-year-old Rodriguez hit 696 home runs over 22 major league seasons, with the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. His last season on the field was 2016, marking the end of marvelous career that was tainted by performance-enhancing drug use he later admitted to. Rodriguez was suspended for the entire 2014 season for violating MLB policy. ___ AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds contributed to this report. ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dave Campbell, The Associated Press
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Love is in the air. In the last 10 days alone, three celebrities have announced their engagements, starting with Tallulah Willis last Tuesday, followed by Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams and former Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe this week. But the engagement streak isn’t over yet: Wandavision actress Kat Dennings, too, is heading down the aisle. On Thursday, Dennings posted a slideshow on her Instagram with the lead image showing her and musician Andrew Wilkes-Krier holding hands. A three-stone diamond ring gleamed on her ring finger. The caption read, “Don’t mind if I do.” Also included in the slideshow was a photo of the couple kissing and another of Dennings showing off her new piece of jewelry. Wilkes-Krier posted the same slideshow to his own Instagram account, with an engagement ring emoji for a caption. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kat Dennings (@katdenningsss) According to Mike Fried, the CEO of diamond consulting firm The Diamond Pro, Denning’s three-stone ring includes a center emerald-cut diamond that he estimates to be around 4 carats, as well as two trapezoid side stones that help showcase the center stone. “While many celebrity rings we’ve seen in 2021 are solitaires or halos,” says Fried, “[Wilkes-Krier] opted for a personal touch by designing it with side stones.” Though correct about solitaire-style rings spiking this year — Willis, Williams, and Bristowe all received solitaire engagement rings — three-stone rings are far from unheard of. The Duchess of Sussex wears one, composed of two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection and one from a trip that she and Prince Harry took to Botswana. And if we had to pick anyone to wear twin diamonds with, Meghan Markle would be at the top of the list. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Tallulah Willis' Solitaire Engagement Ring Is HugeBella Thorne's Engagement Ring Is A BlinderShailene Woodley’s Engagement Ring Is Stunning
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To mark the launch of Citizenship Week, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, along with distinguished guests, will welcome 32 candidates from across the country into the Canadian family at a special virtual citizenship ceremony hosted by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.
The firm is looking to bring a new Executive on-board, as Mr. Nielsen will step down and retire from his position. Smith Bockius COO for the Fixed Income Division to Retire The firm is looking to bring a new Executive on-board, as Mr. Nielsen will step down and retire from his position. Singapore, Singapore, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smith Bockius, a private asset management company engaging a multi-platform market strategy, with a unique approach that utilizes comprehensive financial planning processes and provides forward-thinking solutions to high net-worth individuals, corporations, institutional clients and non-profit organizations, today announced that the Chief Operations Officer for the Fixed Income Division, Mr. Frans Nielsen, is planning to retire in the next couple of months. The company is looking to bring on-board a highly qualified professional with minimum 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Smith Bockius, one of the best performing asset management companies in Asia, operates on multiple fronts in the financial industry in order to service a worldwide spread database of clients. This strategy has been successfully implemented so far due to a very sensitive and meticulous approach when choosing its staff members, from administrative personnel to expert traders and Executives. "One of the most cherished professionals that we have in our family of employees is about to retire. Frans is an esteemed colleague and a close friend, so I can say it will represent a terrible loss for us not to benefit from his experience and expertise anymore", said Mrs. Ann Hu, Chair of the Board's Governance Committee at Smith Bockius. She continues:" He has been our COO for the Fixed Income Division for the last 9 years and he has done a remarkable job. Efficiency in application and simplification of operation processes have been his cornerstone achievements and we want to ensure that his successor will continue his excellent work." Mr. Nielsen said: "The COO of Fixed Income Division is responsible to oversee the daily operations within the department and ensure that all processes are conducted according to the company's high standards of efficiency (HSE). It is time for me to step down and retire after more than 30 years of business. However, I will personally make sure that the transition of responsibilities to the new COO is done properly." Smith Bockius is currently analyzing three potential successors for Mr. Nielsen and the firm will officially announce the name of the new Executive in the next short space of time. About Smith Bockius Smith Bockius is a private investment company providing reliable and forward-thinking solutions for our clients' most significant financial decisions. Fundamental to Smith Bockius' mission to enhance our clients' financial resources is a client-centric approach to investment management. Our dedicated relationship management team of seasoned professionals offers the highest quality products, services, advice, and sustainable value, ensuring our customers receive excellent solutions to meet the unique needs of high net-worth individuals, corporations, institutional clients and non-profit organizations, among others. Our commitment to providing excellent service solutions and our strong sense of social responsibility have earned us numerous accolades and industry recognition. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Attachment Smith Bockius COO for the Fixed Income Division to Retire