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3.6 Earthquake in San Francisco on New Years Eve

The year ended for San Francisco is thunderous applause but not by thousands of excited civilians looking towards the future. Ground shook & water clashed as San Francisco experienced a 3.6 magnitude earthquakes on the final day of 2020. Details regarding where the quake originated was detailed by America’s Geological Survey. The San Andreas Fault Line became alive on Muir Beach, South End. Tremors were felt throughout the regions of Martin County & San Francisco.

Millions were awoken from peaceful slumbers on December 31st, with the 3.6 magnitude earthquakes starting at 5:41am. It’s known the epicentre of this earthquake was the Golden Gate Bridge, which would’ve felt tremors throughout it’s supporting beams. The U.S Geological Survey noted no immediate concerns for the Golden Gate Bridge, with resistance towards earthquakes listed at 8.6 magnitudes.

Several civilians from San Francisco & dozens from Martin County issued reports of being awoken by tremors. There weren’t any reports of damage being made to housing, business, infrastructure facilities, and emergency services. American’s living alongside or on the San Andreas Fault Line will experience an inevitable 8.5 to 9.0 earthquake. Data indicates this region will separate from the United States in the next century. Tremors on the San Andreas Fault have prominently increased in recent years, with similar reports indicating the Mount Lassen & Mount Shasta Volcanoes have become more active. When San Andreas reaches its highest rates of activity, these hotspot locations will release volcanic ash-clouds & lava across the region.

Reports from Civilians

Feeling a 3.6 magnitude earthquake on December 31st provided those awoken by tremors a stark reminder of the impending doomsday awaiting California State. Civilians that experienced these shockwaves firsthand remarked their unsurprise that “2020” would provide San Francisco a final parting gift. Other individuals mentioned their apartment complexes shaking from the initial & subsequent shockwaves. Another individual from Martin County emphasised the tremors felt like a train passing through their home. This shows how powerful 3.6 magnitudes are around the epicentre location.

New York Governor Saving Renters from Eviction

Legislative orders are being issued in New York State, enabling renter’s greater security over sadistic landlords willing to evict tenants during Covid-19. December 29th marks the date when legislative orders are entering effect, terminating any landlord from evicting their tenants during the continued pandemic. New York believes nobody should face homeless conditions in plague-like conditions, with NYC & the State sustaining thirty-seven thousand deaths.

Reports suggested that landlords were preparing for the year-end expiration dates for rental contracts, enabling an immediate eviction. Tenants in New York State were dreading January 1st after statistical reports noted upwards of 40% of renters would be evicted. That’s because renters haven’t been capable of making payments during the pandemic. Thousands in New York State have lost their jobs, eliminating finances for rent. Most landlords aren’t sympathetic towards their tenants & the hardships being faced during Covid-19. The legislative orders being enacted on December 29th eliminate landlords from evicting under any conditions. These orders are effective for sixty days until March 1st, providing two months for funds to become acquired by tenants for back-order rental payments.

Individuals believing, they won’t be capable of ascertaining those finances have additional options. Documents are available for submission, which would enable the prolonged effect of this order to 120 Days. Landlords across New York State have responded with volatile anger towards Governor Andrew Cuomo. Reponses from the New York Government express that it’s the landlord’s obligation to house renters during Covid-19 because those individuals selected real estate for investment opportunities.

Relief Aid

The chances this legislative order would’ve been enacted before January 1st was minimal last month. Everything changes when President Donald Trump agreed to the $900 Billion Relief Package, which assists numerous industries across America & enables them to sustain operations amid lowering sales. New York State acquired $1.3 Billion to assist renters, with those funds expected to last a maximum of four months. Additional funds could be awarded to New York State if outbreak conditions are sustained across America.

New Yorker Attacks St. John Cathedral

An unfortunate terrorist event was witnessed in New York City on December 14th, 2020. St. John’s Cathedral in NYC saw an unknown gunman bear arms & open fire towards the church. This action was committed seconds after the Cathedral ended their outdoor concert, with no innocent civilians affected by this terrorist event. Responding police offices didn’t die while defending New Yorkers & attempting to assassinate the terrorist, a substantial positive from this horrible event.

Choir caroling had ended at the “Cathedral of Saint John, the Divine”. Churchgoers were seen outside the top steps before the gunman released two handguns & quickly approached the religious carollers. Bullets were shot into the air before being aimed towards churchgoers, giving them a short timeframe to return inside & avoid the impending fire.

The New York Police Department quickly attended the scene, with patrolling officers streets away from the event. An NYPD Sergeant & Two Officers determined that opening return fire was required, with one officer shooting the gunman in his cranium & prompting almost instant death. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea praised all three officers involved in this incident, calling them heroes of New York City.

On-scene witnesses were questioned by the media after this incident, with onlookers emphasising the man was continually screaming for officers to take his life. Motives behind this terrorist-shooters motives haven’t been revealed by NYPD. However, it’s known the man was aged 50 & survived for thirty minutes after being shot. NYPD Officers confirmed that this individual had died moments after arriving at Saint Luke’s Hospital.


Spokesman with Saint Johns Cathedral were grateful that nobody was stricken by the spraying bullets & that everyone could walk away from this event unharmed. It’s something that almost never happens whenever someone takes a terrorist mentality into a real scenario. Regardless, the church emphasised that the United States needs to eliminate these shocking & growing acts of violence. America is better suited as a strong collective, which serves to assist it’s fellow man & nation.

NYC Receiving Pfizer Covid Vaccine on December 15th

Vaccine distribution for New York City is beginning sooner than anticipated. NYCs Mayor informed reporters that shipments for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine are arriving by December 15th. Vaccination distribution wasn’t detailed to civilian populations, with government representatives negotiating which groups require immediate vaccination.

Most nations & largescale cities worldwide have determined that healthcare providers need Pfizer’s vaccine, with elderly civilian groups coming second. Individuals aged 18-65 are likely the last civilian group to receive a distribution of Covid-19, with their immune systems most robust at combating Covid. Global vaccination is hoped to finalize by December 2021. New York City’s Mayor was quoted saying the cavalry is coming, that the moment all NYC residents have waited for has arrived & citywide distribution is priority number one.

December 15th will witness 254+ thousand doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine arrive by boat to New York City. NYC isn’t risking minimal vaccination distribution, which resulted in 211+ thousand of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine being shipped to NYC on December 22nd. Those receiving last-minute vaccinations will receive the holiday present of seeing family without the risk of infection. It should be mentioned that neither Pfizer’s nor Moderna’s vaccine has obtained approval from the United States FDA. That hasn’t stopped largescale cities, states, and countries from purchasing the vaccine.

How to Distribute?

Doses awarded to civilian populations account for one of two required. Weeks after receiving the first vaccination, a second is being distributed to guarantee immunization from Covid-19. Healthcare workers have begun praising Moderna & Pfizer after learning the science behind modern-era vaccinations, which were approved into manufacturing following the coronavirus international pandemic.

Emphasis on individuals receiving the virus was provided by NYCs Mayor, clarifying that negotiations are accounting for outbreak burrows & long-term care facilities. There’s a possibility that New York City could divert from standard distribution strategies, locating to attack coronavirus head-on in outbreak zones like resident facilities. Details regarding the distribution strategy will release by the latest of December 14th.

NYC Reopening Schools as Covid Intensifies

Positive cases of Covid-19 are expected to increase tenfold throughout New York City. This follows after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that educational facilities throughout all five burrows would reopen by December. Healthcare experts have demanded that Mayor Blasio terminate government strategies to reopen schools & colleges, expressing how lives will be lost. Mayor Blasio has ignored the recommendations of healthcare professionals & America’s leading infectious disease expert, Doctor Anthony Fauci.

November 15th saw Mayor Blasio announce that America’s most active & prominent educational system will shutdown following increasing numbers of Covid-19. Two weeks later, Mayor Blasio has changed his mindset & believes NYC Teachers have the capabilities to eliminate outbreaks. When pressed that his decision will cause death in New York City, Mayor Blasio stated that Pre-Schools, Kindergarten Programs, and Elementary Schools would reopen by December 7th. Children requiring special services will attend classes by December 10th.

Mayor Blasio responded with cold vigour & ignorance towards the pandemic, a consistent issue that’s plagued New York City with higher infections than needed. Mayor Blasio confirmed that strategies revolving Middle & High Schools are still being debated. It’s been demanded by Mayor Blasio that anticipated plans finalize by December 15th, or older students will sustain similar protocols to elementary students.

An Incorrect Mayor

Sustaining in-school learning during the pandemic isn’t required, with “New York City’s District School Board” supporting the technology needed for home-base schooling. Mayor Blasio cannot provide ample evidence to back his claims that in-school learning is required. All New York City’s Mayor is accomplishing by reopening schools is spreading the virus tenfold. Experts are concerned that Covid-19 numbers in America could increase by 5 Million before December 31st, with New York City not expected to become a prominent hotspot for Covid-19. It should be noted that a maximum of 190,000 Students is permitted to resume in-school learning by December 7th to 10th.

NYC Tourism Down by 60% in 2020

New York City is finding themselves in a downward spiral for tourism, with an announcement being issued NYC Tourism Agency that activity has dropped by 60% in 2020. It’s the most prominent loss of tourist activity since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. Detailed reports indicate that 22 Million visited New York City in 2020, instead of the standard volume listed at 66 Million. It’s a notable decline that’s reasoned to the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequent to the drastic loss of tourists, profit margins for the NYC hospitality market has lowered to deteriorating volumes. An average of $44 Billion is acquired through tourist activity, with reports indicating that spending has dropped by 80% since the Covid-19 pandemic inflicted global tourism operations.

Records regarding financial statistics for New York City from the 9/11 attacks suggest that it’ll take four years or longer to recovered from Covid-19. Statistics of this nature are being used because that was the timeframe needed for New York to regain normal tourist volumes after the attacks. Similar results could ensure following the Covid-19 pandemic. The reasoning for that is because most tourists entering NYC in 2020 were from America, with international visitors dropping to 2.4 Million this year. It’s an 83% drop from 2019.

2025 Recovery Date

NYC Tourism Agency is reporting that by years end, there will be a maximum of 22 Million visitors to the region. Profits will have dropped substantially & aren’t expected to begin recovery until Summer 2021. That’s because travel restrictions throughout the United States will remain effective, especially when considering the change of leadership coming in January 2021. NYC Tourism Agency is suggesting that it’ll take anywhere between 2023 to 2025 for recovery operations to be completed.

One benefit of these statistics was learning that in America, New York City was still the most travelled location nationwide. It shows that NYC is still the country’s most popular entertainment destination in the Covid-Era, and afterwards.  

Disneyland California Shutting Down till 2021

The Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Disneyland California spoke with investors via conference call on November 13th. Christine McCarthy informed prominent members on the “Board of Investors” that facilities would sustain closures until December 31st. Investors have advised bypasses in state regulations weren’t being permitted, and that executives didn’t have any option other than to obey lockdown protocols or face severe fines.

Executives at Disneyland California believe their exclusion from lockdown protocols isn’t fair treatment. CEO Bob Chapek of Disney clarified his disappointment to investors that Californian government personnel shouldn’t enforce closures after their proven record of protection since June 2020. Facilities being shut down also mean that employed person cannot resume their working duties, inflicting monetary challenges nobody anticipated. Liberalism associated with the state of California is prompting thousands of job losses, with more than 20+ thousand from Disneyland alone.

Disneyland’s proven track record against Covid-19 is accurate, with their confirmed infections at theme-park facilities being small. That’s because health & safety requirements were sustained around science, with new defences added into the protocols when learned by the global scientific community. California’s state government electing to ignore the pleas of Disneyland is prompting an entire region to get decimated. Orange County isn’t expected to recover if government personnel don’t reopen Disneyland by March 2021.

Walt Disney World Protocols

Tourists regularly checking the Disneyland booking website for new packages have seen all reservation options eliminated until 2021. All facilities in California have been closed for the foreseeable future. However, tourists can travel to “Walt Disney World” in Florida. That facility has been open since July 2020 with Covid-19 protocols in effect. Those protocols include social distancing, temperature checks, required face masks, and sanitisation of hand needed. There’s also a permanent ban on consuming food & drinks while traversing the park. Consumption is permitted in designated zones exclusively.

North America Tourism Winners Day 2020

The 2020 World Travel Awards released their domestic winners of North America. Locations like Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Downtown New York, Downtown Toronto, British Columbia, and the Florida Keys have received awards. Named the “North America 2020 Winners Day”, we’ve listed which respective area has won awards in their sectors.

The title of “North America’s Leading Destination” was given to Miami Beach, which supports an abundance of artwork & decorations that sweep over miles of stunning beachfront. Those attributes are combined with the exciting & adventurous entertainment associated with the region. However, Miami Beach could find themselves challenged by Los Angeles for tourists. LA received the award for “North America’s Leading Break Destination”. That title was gifted to Los Angeles after their amenities and hospitality services defeated rivalling cities. Miami Beach will also see competition from Nevada, with Grand Canyon National Park being awarded “North America’s Leading Tourist Attraction”.

Downtown New York obtained the award for “North America’s Leading Hotel”. The specific hospitality facility gifted this title was The Conrad, which is known for offering luxurious amenities & exceptional dining services. Travellers entering the United States could be more compelled to stay with the Isla Bella Beach Resort, Florida Keys. This location was titled “North America’s Leading Resort”. There’s also the chance that tourists might be entering the borders of Canada, upon which the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto has been listed for “North America’s Leading Green Hotel”.

Canada Thrives in its Beauty

Another Canadian operator received a prominent award from the WTA. It was confirmed that the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association was received the “North America Responsible Tourism Award”. TOTA governed over a stunning & iconic region in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It’s untapped beauty & indigenous culture has created a culinary scene, unlike anywhere else in North America. It should be mentioned that all awards were voted-in by tourists that have attended these locations. Tourists & industry professionals spent months determining which hotels, resorts, cities, states, and provinces deserved awards in 2020.

The World Tourism Association hopes that North American’s will use their findings for domestic travel. Canadians & American’s often aren’t aware of the beauty or excitement located in their respective backyards.

Bellagio Fountains Dethroned by Nakheel Malls

Las Vegas in the United States of America is known for providing some of the nation’s most incredible excitement. Vegas is known for multiple iconic venues, including the Bellagio Fountains. However, those fountains have been dethroned by the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. The Nakheel Malls Fountain has been named the largest worldwide by Guinness World Records. Those that attending the opening ceremony for Nakheel Malls (Palm Fountain) witnessed several thousand meters of fountains.

The Nakheel Malls Fountain is a stunning waterfront attraction in Dubai. There are more than three thousand LED lights that support 10+ colour options, which enable the fountain to blast jets of water in various hues at 105 metres. Those that travel to Nakheel Malls will find themselves bored over a short period, which isn’t the case when attending the Bellagio Fountains. Las Vegas has considerably more entertainment for visitors than Dubai. Vegas has dozens of casinos for gambling, which is illegal in the United Arab Emirates. There are also numerous shows like the Blue Man Group at Luxor or Shania Twain at the Zappos Theatre.

Lack of Entertainment

Religious views throughout the United Arab Emirates has eliminated most entertainment options in Las Vegas for Dubai. The Managing Director believes of Nakheel Malls that their fountains mark a historic moment for Dubai, showing that their commitment towards bringing new experiences for stakeholders is growing prominently. Omar Khor also believes that Palm Fountain is evident in Dubai’s resilience & innovation. However, when tourists were questioned on their excitement for Palm Fountain before the coronavirus pandemic, minimal interest was evoked. This could indicate that Managing Director Omar Khor is incorrect.

There’ll likely never be another moment more exciting at Nakheel Malls Palm Fountain than it’s the opening ceremony. Governing officials implemented multiple festivals surrounding the several thousand metres of fountain landscape. These events held dance shows overseen by DJs & fireworks that coincided with a timed water show. It should be noted that there’ll likely not be another record volume of attendance for Palm Fountain against. Thousands wanted to witness Nakheel Malls break the world record. However, there’ll always be lack of interest with Palm Fountain in-comparison to the Bellagio. So why bother with Dubai? Go to Vegas instead.

NTPC Eliminating Smoking in Las Vegas Casinos

The Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition is appealing towards state legislators, requesting that casinos become smoke-free on their betting floors. These legal appeals would sustain themselves throughout the remainder of COVID-19, ensuring that air quality throughout the casinos is cleaner than average. The NTPC is a Reno-established organization that’s trying to have the law implemented in their town and Las Vegas. Nevada’s Tobacco Prevention Coalition collaborated with public health experts to showcase ample evidence, which proved that bettors are less likely to contract COVID-19 in smoke-free zones.

Nevada’s Tobacco Prevention Coalition copied MGM Resorts International Group, which shocked Las Vegas & Reno on September 14th. That’d mark the date when MGM announced that NoMad, and Park MGM Casinos would sustain smoke-free environments starting September 23rd. Since MGM made that formal announcement, multiple competing brands have begun creating their smoke-free zones.

MGM Resorts International wasn’t the first in Las Vegas to implement this strategy. The initial casino that required smoke-free zones was the Venetian & Palazzo, which is owned by Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Their measures went into effect on June 18th, two months earlier than a primary competitor, MGM Resorts International Group.

Casinos Not the Following Suit

Las Vegas Properties standardly copy each other, making them equally appealing to consumers. Wynn Resorts Ltd doesn’t believe that smoke-free zones are what customers want. This has become evident since June 4th to now, with policies indicating that players can smoke at table games & video slots. Facemasks are required exclusively when not smoking and permitted to be removed whenever a cigarette is lite. Vaping is also allowed at properties owned by Wynn Resorts Ltd.

The Cosmopolitan is permitting bettors to smoke on their casino floor at designated locations. Smoking has been prohibited by Cosmopolitan corridors and public walkways on the Las Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan believes these measures are enough to eliminate a casino-wide outbreak. If the Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition receives approval to their appeal, all betting locations in Las Vegas & Reno would be required to become smoke-free zones. There isn’t any clarification that the NTPC will receive approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.