Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2021 with this verdant view of Ireland from space
The NOAA-20 satellite captured this stunning image of Ireland on March 16, 2021, just ahead of St. Patrick's Day. (Image credit: NOAA)Ireland is already showing off verdant green finery in an image captured from space one day before the island's iconic holiday, St. Patrick's Day. The satellite loops from pole to pole more than a dozen times a day, looking down on wherever the planet is experiencing mid-afternoon. And with a little luck, NOAA-20 caught the island nearly bare of clouds that otherwise mask the satellite's view. The result is a stunning image of the aptly named "Emerald Isle."space.com
Biden recommits to Good Friday accord on St. Patrick's Day
President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual meeting with Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin on St. Patrick's Day, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden marked St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday by recommitting the U.S. to the Good Friday Agreement, which has come under increasing stress following the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. Before the meeting, the president attended a morning Mass at the aptly named St. Patrick’s Church near his family home in Wilmington, Delaware, then returned to the White House to partake in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, which were toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic. In keeping with recent tradition, the water in fountains outside the White House ran green for the day. Biden and Martin also emphasized their commitment to addressing global challenges and combating the coronavirus, among other issues, the White House said.
90 million of the $1,400 stimulus checks have been deposited. Here's who got a payment
ljubaphoto | E+ | Getty ImagesAbout 90 million Americans now have those $1,400 stimulus checks in their bank accounts. More from Personal Finance:Here's who qualifies for the new $1,400 stimulus checksNew $1,400 stimulus checks could be garnished for unpaid debtsWhy Americans paid over $66 million to cash first stimulus checks Recipients of this first tranche include those who provided direct deposit information on their 2019 or 2020 tax returns, or who submitted their information through the IRS non-filer tool last year. The majority of the stimulus payments will be sent by direct deposit, according to the IRS. The ACH Network is a payment system that enables direct deposits and payments to accounts at U.S. banks and credit unions nationwide. Nacha organization that oversees the ACH NetworkWith every ACH payment — or direct deposit — instruction, there is a corresponding date, according to the National Automated Clearing House Association, or Nacha, the organization that oversees the ACH Network.cnbc.com
Savannah expects St. Patrick’s crowds, possible virus surge
Revelers prepare to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in one of Savannah's historic squares in 2019. SAVANNAH, Ga. – The South’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade is canceled, as is the boozy riverside festival that accompanies it. Likewise, Savannah City Hall withheld a permit for the sprawling St. Patrick’s festival that’s typically a magnet for beer-fueled revelry along the city’s riverfront promenade of bars and souvenir shops. “We take safety very seriously and will encourage attendees to comply with all City of Savannah requirements and CDC guidelines.”Savannah’s mayor says police will be enforcing a citywide mask mandate among St. Patrick’s crowds, with violators facing possible $500 fines. City Hall hasn’t been alone in pushing for increased caution during St. Patrick’s Day events.
Parade canceled, Savannah plans virtual St. Patrick’s events
FILE - Revelers prepare for the St. Patrick's Day parade on one of the city's historic squares, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Savannah, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)SAVANNAH, Ga. – With Savannah’s 197-year-old St. Patrick’s Day parade canceled for a second straight year, organizers of the Irish celebration plan to move several smaller events online. The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee isn’t giving up completely on 2021. They include the greening of the wrought iron fountain in Forsyth Park, where the gushing of green-dyed water each year signals the beginning of St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The committee will also stream video of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist that traditionally comes right before the parade. Fogarty said the committee looks forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in person again in 2022.
Jim Gaffigan's 2020 set to music
I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. These are the same faces I celebrated St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day and everyone's birthday with this year. Comedian Jim Gaffigan's Thanksgiving holiday was shared with the same people he's been in lockdown with since March. CBS NewsI cooked brats for these same six people and their same six faces on Labor Day, 4th of July, and Memorial Day. But it occurred to me, if the year 2020 were a song, it would be "Hotel California" by The Eagles.cbsnews.com
Can you fathom no St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at pubs in Ireland?
A St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland without celebrations at local pubs? Yes, it is true, and just the latest example of how serious the coronavirus pandemic has become. The Irish government sent a release Sunday asking all pubs be closed from Sunday night until March 29 to help quell the spread of the coronavirus. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations surely will be affected around the world, and it’s hard to imagine you can’t even go to a pub in the heart of Ireland anymore to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But that once again emphasizes the seriousness of the pandemic and the sacrifices so many are making.
Ireland closes all pubs and bars after packed weekend amid coronavirus pandemic
Those looking to get a pint on St. Patrick's Day at a pub in Ireland will now have to look elsewhere. The guidance comes after multiple videos were posted on social media this weekend showing packed watering holes in the country, prior to the St. Patrick's Day holiday on Tuesday. There is very clear public health advice. There is very clear public health advice. All St. Patrick's Day parades across Ireland were already canceled due to coronavirus early last week.cbsnews.com
Nike's new self-tying shoes; major canned tuna recall: #CBSNBusiness Headlines
Nike has unveilled self-tying shoes that automatically tighten and loosen for comfort; Bumble Bee recalls thousands of cans of tuna; and AAA will help you get home safely this St. Patrick's Day. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Hena Daniels at the New York Stock Exchange.cbsnews.com