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Nobel Prize goes to scientists behind mRNA Covid vaccines

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to a pair of scientists who developed the technology that led to the mRNA Covid vaccines. Professors Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman will share the prize. The technology was experimental before the pandemic, but has now been given to millions of people around the world to protect them against serious Covid-19. The same mRNA technology is now being researched for other diseases, including cancer.

Monday in NYC

If you live and/or work in NYC you know about the illegal activities of the Trump organization over the decades. You might also have realized that at some point they would be held accountable. Time's up.

I have often blogged that former Trump CFO, Alan Weiselberg is the key to taking Trump down. He has already gone to jail - and has some sort of plea deal that we will learn more about in the weeks ahead. Then there's Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen - who has testified to Congress about the Trump organization. To me, this is going to be a very exciting turn of events because I have always seen Trump losing his fortune and this is how it's going to happen.

Should Trump and his oldest three children got to jail? If this was anyone by Trump, the answer would be unequivocably yes. By the last we know he has gotten away with everything ... until now.

Trump is expected in court today in NYC. Good luck New York Attorney General Letitia James - another women who is part of taking Trump down. Trump fraud trial begins in New York on Monday: What to know

I look forward to the monologues of some of the late night show hosts - Colbert, Kimmel, and Fallon - talking about this and other topics as they return tonight.

Sunday Night Football

In a world that needs united positive energy - last night's game did not disappoint for Chief's fans and those waiting to see Taylor Swift and her entourage of celebrities friends. But for Jets fans it was a disappointing ending as they fought valiantly - in the fourth quarter with the game tied - losing 20-23.

This had been one of those circle-your-calendar dates when this much anticipated celebrity QB battle between the Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes and the New York Jets' Aaron Rodgers was scheduled. With Tom Brady gone from the NFL this season it certainly would've been one of the highlighted games of the 2023 season.

But it all changed on that notorious date September 11 (9/11) - the first Monday night of the 2023 NFL season - when Rodgers tore his left Achilles tendon. Would Rodgers have played the game differently? You could tell by the expression on his face he would have. Jets quarterback - Zach Wilson who replaced Rodgers - is starting to show how good he can play once they let him pass the ball. Before the game started one of the announcers said that Rogers plans to return after the Jets' bye week (one week near the middle of the season where they do not play a game).

For Mets fans it was great to see Aaron Rodgers greeting his teammates and coaches, and talking to Patrick Mahomes, then watching the game from the owners box looking glum while texting messages to somebody.

Mistakes were made by both teams and by the end of the third quarter the game was tied 20-20. In the fourth quarter the Chiefs scored a field goal which would be the final score of the game - Chiefs 23 - Jets 20 - disappointing for us New York fans who would really loved to see the Jets start to play the way we remember them from the good old days. While I was at the Bay Ridge Third Avenue Festival this afternoon (see below) - lots of Brooklyn NY Jet fans were anticipating the game - some planning gatherings.

There is nothing like the excitement of an NFL game to bring fans together - removing them from the 'noise' of every-day life if only for a few hours. Featured during the game were live shots of Taylor Swift and some of her celebrity friends watching from a luxury suite as she is dating Travis Kelce.

Taylor Swift cheers on Travis Kelce at Sunday Night Football (again), joining Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman and other stars.

As was highly expected, Taylor Swift was in the crowd at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday night to cheer on tight end Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs as they play on the road against the New York Jets. Swift, who has been recently getting to know Kelce and sparking the creativity of brand marketers everywhere, was shown on the NBC broadcast about 30 minutes prior to the game, alongside Blake Lively, Lively's husband Ryan Reynolds, and Sophie Turner. Other stars photographed at the game included Hugh Jackman, Paul Rudd, and 'Succession' actor Jeremy Strong.

50th Anniversary of the Bay Ridge Third Avenue Street Festival

Friday had record-setting rain followed by a cloudy Saturday ... but Sunday was perfection. Off I went in the late morning to do some quick shopping only to discover the streets were closed due to the annual Bay Ridge Third Avenue Street Festival. I had forgotten about it because I hadn't been there in years and most people thought it was canceled due to weather.

I drove home then took a car service back to Third Avenue and started to walk along what are usually crowded streets but not so much today. They may have filled up after I left at 3:30 to watch the end of the Bills game.

Here are few pics I took along the way - rides for the kids, vendors, games, music, lots of food and drink for all. I walked along until I saw a sign that read Zeppoli. Yeah! I didn't eat or buy anything. I was there for the zeppoli and to have fun and so I did. I met a few clients from Bensonhurst and Staten Island. Hilarious people with that heavy John Travolta Brooklyn accent from Saturday Night Fever.

Ellie and Eddie

The first boy I ever kissed was named Eddie. He was sexy in an Elvis sort of way. I was 14, Eddie, 15. Shortly after that his family moved and I never saw him again. You never forget your first kiss. Today I met another Eddie. Surprisingly Eddie the DJ kissed me and let me play with his equipment (music that is).

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