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Japanese consumers to get limited portions of McDonald’s french fries for another month

The announcement from McDonald’s follows a previous week-long restriction at the end of December. McDonald’s Holdings Company Japan said in a statement that from Sunday it would sell only S-sized fries for about a month “to make sure we have plenty of inventory and our customers can enjoy McDonald’s fries without interruption”. It had to take similar measures back in 2014, thanks to delays at US ports.

Japanese customers of McDonald’s will have to make do with small portions of fries for another month after further supply chain problems. The latest problems are blamed on the impact of flood damage on the port of Vancouver, a transit point for imported potatoes, and other disruptions since last year – and McDonald’s has warned that disruption in the distribution network is continuing.

Britain’s branch of McDonald’s has also experienced problems, which prompted it last summer to pull milkshake and bottled drinks from its menus.

Source : news.sky.com

Baba Vanga’s predictions for 2022

Who was Baba Vanga?
Vangeliya Pandeva Gushterova (3 October 1911 – 11 August 1996), commonly known as Baba Vanga was a Bulgarian mystic. She was Blind since early childhood, Gushterova spent most of her life in the Rupite area in the Kozhuh mountains in Bulgaria.
In the late 1970s and 80s she had become widely known in the Warsaw Pact Eastern Europe for her alleged abilities of clairvoyance and precognition. Zheni Kostadinova claimed in 1997 that millions of people believed she possessed paranormal abilities. Although Vanga passed away 26 years ago, many people still believe her predictions have some truth to them.

For the upcoming twelve months, Baba Vanga made six notable predictions:

  1. There will be water shortages
    A shortage of water in many countries will generate political problems as governments struggle to secure access to additional supplies.
  2. Virtual reality takeover
    This prediction, which suggests that people will become hopelessly glued to their computer screens, seems to have been interpreted as more to do with general computer/Internet use than genuine ‘virtual reality’ which is something that Baba Vanga would not have known about. It could also be argued that this has already come to pass, at least to some extent.
  3. Locust swarm in India
    Vanga reportedly predicted that India will be subjected to soaring temperatures and a devastating swarm of locusts at some point over the next twelve months.
  4. Aliens will arrive on Earth
    This one seems by far the most ‘out there’ of all her predictions and it’s something that we’ve heard before numerous times; it seems that this is highly unlikely to come to pass in 2022.
  5. Another virus
    Most would interpret this as a prediction of another Covid-19 variant, however Vanga reportedly mentioned another pandemic, this time discovered in Siberia, that is caused by a frozen virus that will be released by climate change.
  6. More catastrophes
    A general prediction about flooding, earthquakes and tsunamis.

(NOTE: What Next Club doesn’t vouch for the authenticity of the claims made by the mystic and is not in favour of promoting any superstition.)

Cities are reportedly canceling their New Year’s Eve events

For a while we were assuming we can celebrate New Year’s Eve without any restrictions. But another rapid spread of the new the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus have dashed our hopes — at least in some parts of the world. people stepping out of their homes should avoid large New Year’s Eve gatherings and stick with small gatherings of vaccinated family or close friends.

As per reports, the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square will be “scaled back,” with everyone required to wear a mask. But some major cities in Europe, where the spread of Omicron has been startling, have already announced they’re flat-out cancelling plans.

Other cities around the world with traditionally iconic celebrations still plan to host their events but with safety precautions in place.

ATHENS

No fireworks show over the Acropolis this year. Health Minister Thanos Plevris said during a news briefing on Thursday, December 23, that all public Christmas and New Year celebrations planned by municipalities are cancelled.

ATLANTA
Georgia’s capital city is cancelling the New Year’s Eve Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta because of the rising number of Covid-19 cases, according to a tweet from Underground Atlanta.

BERLIN

Germany is imposing strict contact restrictions to curb the spread of Covid starting on December 28 and prohibiting New Year’s Eve gatherings, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Tuesday, December 21.

EDINBURGH

Public New Year’s Eve celebrations in Scotland will be cancelled, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday, December 21.

LONDON

A planned New Year’s Eve event in London has been cancelled over Covid concerns, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tweeted on Monday, December 20.

NEW DELHI

The government of India’s union territory of Delhi, which encompasses the national capital of New Delhi, has announced a ban on all social, cultural, political and festival gatherings until further notice because of a rise in Covid-19 cases, CNN’s New Delhi Bureau reports.

PARIS

Paris has cancelled its traditional fireworks display over the Champs-Elysées Avenue to welcome the New Year because of the renewed coronavirus surge.

ROME

In Italy, Rome is among several cities that have decided to cancel festivities over Covid health concerns.

Even though it’s not the same as watching fireworks and big shows in person, but you can catch all the action from the comfort — and safety — of a crowd-controlled home. Stay Safe!

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