Tonga faces water, food crisis from volcanic eruption

Tonga faces water, food crisis from volcanic eruption

Disaster-ridden Tonga is facing a looming water and food crisis after the volcanic eruption and tsunami wiped out crops and polluted drinking sources for tens of thousands of people, officials said Wednesday. Hundreds of homes in Tonga’s smaller outer islands were destroyed and at least three people were killed after Saturday’s huge eruption of the Hunga Tonga … Read more

JPMorgan hikes pay for junior bankers during talent shortage

JPMorgan hikes pay for junior bankers during talent shortage

For the second time in the past year, JPMorgan is raising pay for junior-level employees, The Post has confirmed. The Wall Street giant — which like many other industries is facing a worker shortage as its post-pandemic business cranks up — is giving all analysts and associates a hefty pay bump. Salaries for first-year analysts … Read more

Meta wants to track people’s facial expressions in metaverse

Meta wants to track people's facial expressions in metaverse

Meta Platforms Inc. wants to monitor people’s facial expressions, eye movements, and body poses as well as create “virtual stores” that sell ad-sponsored digital goods in an effort to monetize the metaverse, dozens of recently filed patents suggest. The company that began as Facebook and which has recently rebranded itself as Meta filed hundreds of … Read more

Gaspard Ulliel Dies at 37 in Skiing Accident; French Actor Was Set to Appear in Marvel’s Moon Knight Series

Gaspard Ulliel Dies at 37 in Skiing Accident; French Actor Was Set to Appear in Marvel's Moon Knight Series

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, died Wednesday after a skiing accident in the Alps, according to his agent’s office. He was 37. Ulliel portrayed the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s “Hannibal Rising” and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic … Read more

COVID-19: variants, vaccines, news and updates

COVID-19: variants, vaccines, news and updates

The earliest reports of a novel virus causing an unusual pneumonia emerged in December 2019. In the weeks that followed, the global scientific community identified the virus — a coronavirus, like the viruses that caused SARS and MERS — and named the disease it causes: COVID-19. It spread quickly around the world, upending the rhythms … Read more

Steelers have no quarterback plan for life after Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers have no quarterback plan for life after Ben Roethlisberger

With Ben Roethlisberger all but confirming his retirement, the Steelers find themselves in a dilemma at the quarterback position for the first time in two decades. When asked by reporters on Tuesday, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin said that the team is operating under the assumption that Roethlisberger won’t be back as the starter for … Read more