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Microbiologists and lab technicians work with SARS-CoV-2 — the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — samples in the infectious disease lab at Utah Public Health Laboratory in Taylorsville on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.

Microbiologists and lab technicians work with SARS-CoV-2 — the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — samples in the infectious disease lab at Utah Public Health Laboratory in Taylorsville on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Over the past two days, there’s been 6,142 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths in Utah, state health officials reported Friday.

The Utah Department of Health, which did not update case counts Thursday because of the Thanksgiving holiday, said there were 3,829 new cases Thursday and another 2,313 as of Friday. All of the deaths were reported as of Thursday.

An additional 23,644 people have been tested, with nearly all testing locations closed on Thursday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,764 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for positive laboratory tests is 21.3%. There are currently 569 people hospitalized with the novel coronavirus, with total hospitalizations since the outbreak began in March closing in on 8,000.

So far, there has been a total of 849 deaths from COVID-19 in Utah. The 15 new deaths reported Friday include:

Male, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death.
Male, older than 85, Cache County resident, long-term care facility resident.
Male, between 65-84, Carbon County resident, hospitalized at time of death.
Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death.
Male, between 25-44, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death.
Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident.
Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident.
Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death.
Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death.
Male, between 65-84, Sevier County resident, unknown if hospitalized at time of death.
Male, between 65-84, Summit County resident, hospitalized at time of death.
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A duo of storied Italian performance vehicle manufacturers have collaborated to produce Ducati Diavel Lamborghini. 

The limited-edition cruiser bike draws heavily from design elements found on the sold-out Sian FKP 37, the most power Raging Bull ever with 819 horses produced via a hybrid powertrain. While its four-wheeled counterpart got a 63-model run, 630 serialized Diavel Lamborghinis will be produced.  

“In creating a Diavel inspired by the Siàn, we are celebrating the values ​​we share with Lamborghini: we are Italian, we are sporty, and design is a distinctive element for our creations,” said Andrea Ferraresi, Director of the Centro Stile Ducati design center.

 “The Diavel 1260 Lamborghini was designed using the same stylistic language that distinguishes the super sports car, so we have redesigned the elements that most characterize the Diavel. The result is a bike with a great stage presence, a true collector’s item from the point of view of style and a 100 percent Diavel in riding.”

The naked motorcycle’s livery features the exact same paints Sant’Agata Bolognese used on its hypercar, with the bodywork in “Verde Gea” and the frame, the seat tail and the forged rims are covered in “Electrum Gold.” A hint of the iconic “Ducati Red” can be found on the Brembo M50 radial mount brake calipers.

Virtually every Lamborghini body in recent memory features sharp angles created by hexagonal shapes, the angles of which form a “Y” motif. The Ducati plays with the same theme with a a special six-sided exhaust and little “Y’ shapes cut into the leather seat. Also alluding to its hypercar inspiration is a liberal use of carbon fiber for the radiator covers, air intakes, silencer cover, spoiler, central tank cover, seat cover, mudguards, dashboard cover and headlight frame. 

The Diavel 1260’s 1262cc Ducati Testastretta DVT L-Twin serves as the powerplant …read more

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Elon Musk; Bill Gates

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos may still reign as the world’s richest man with an insane net worth of $181.4 billion, but Elon Musk is increasingly hot on his heels. In January 2020, Musk was the 35th-wealthiest man on the planet, but earlier this week the Tesla mogul shot to second-richest, edging out Microsoft founder Bill Gates. 

Musk has Tesla to thank for his new position, as Bloomberg reports the electric vehicle mastermind’s “net worth soared $7.2 billion to $127.9 billion, driven by yet another surge in Tesla’s share price.”

Elon Musk 

Gates, who boasts a net worth of about $127.7 billion, would likely be much richer had he not donated so prodigiously to charity over the years. He has reportedly given more than $27 billion to his namesake foundation since 2006 alone.

But Musk—who is notably less charitable than Gates—may start pulling away from the Microsoft founder when it comes to net worth. In addition to Tesla and his commuter transportation startup The Boring Company, CNN notes Musk also “oversees SpaceX, the space exploration firm that recently kicked off a landmark mission with NASA,” and some “believe there’s still room to run with his company’s stock.” 

Bill Gates

While Musk and Gates are both straight-up geniuses and super-rich billionaires, which iconic business titan do you respect more? Go to versusgame.com on your phone to predict the winner of this challenge and other fun face-offs!

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Players use knowledge or research statistics to predict who will win. Select your answer by either swiping or clicking on your choice. When the game ends, you’ll get the results of who won, and who lost. So what are you …read more

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Jennifer Lopez stripped town to tease her upcoming single “In the Morning,” drawing praise from models and celebrities in the process. 

The 51-year-old pop singer posed totally nude with her toned figure on full display to promote the track, which is out Friday. 

The sultry post’s comments section filled up with complimentary remarks from blue checkmarked-accounts. Model Sommer Ray gave it three “fire emojis,” fellow singer-songwriter Rita Ora declared the “Pa Ti” artist a “legend,” and celebrity fitness influencer Massy Arias wrote, “Goals and respect for life. So many years have gone by and yet, here you are continuing to be better every year. That’s inspiring!”

The post amassed 7 million likes and counting, besting another previously shared promotional video showing close-ups from the nude shoot, which is credited to photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. In fact, the nude post is already more popular than this summery bikini snap that made the rounds earlier this year. 

See more of Lopez’s greatest Instagram hits below: 

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

You have your shiny new PlayStation 5 and a cool TV to play it on, but what games should you hit first? What games will allow you to take advantage of all those exciting new features and really show off what your new hardware can do? We have a list here of a few of our favorites that excel at maximizing the potential of the new hardware. 

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

One of the biggest games of the PS4 era gets a mini-sequel with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. One of the first big exclusive games for the PS5, Miles Morales sets an example of what is possible with the new hardware. The game uses the extra horsepower of the PS5 to increase graphical quality, and it also adds in Ray Tracing technology. 

The use of Ray Tracing allows for true and perfect reflections of the world around you, so every building you cling two shows a real reflection, rather than a “faked” one. The result is a world that feels more natural and lived in. Miles Morales also leverages the new adaptive trigger tech in the PS5 DualSense controller.

Demon’s Souls

One of the hidden gems of the PS3-era was the brutally difficult Demon’s Souls. The game that kicked off the “Souls” craze here in the west, the FromSoftware original gets a full overhaul for the PS5. It takes the classic game’s mechanics and design ideas, and translates it into a modern and gorgeous retelling of the original.

The game is overly punishing in its design and combat, but nothing on sale today looks quite as interesting. If you can manage to fight your way through the game’s punishing enemies, you will be rewarded with a true next-generation visual presentation.

Astro’s Playroom

This is the game that came installed on your PS5, and if …read more

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You have gifts to buy this holiday, we have you covered. Last week we shared our favorite new American whiskies for the bourbon-obsessed, and this week it’s a plethora of ideas for the burgeoning chef or self-proclaimed foodie in your life. You know, they’ve binged Street Food and Salt Fat Acid Heat and are now attempting to slow-roast duck carnitas tacos on their George Foreman Grill. From affordable but rare Spanish olive oil to drizzle on salads to a set of gorgeously hand-crafted Damascus steel knives, here are some holiday gift ideas for the discerning epicurean.

William Henry ‘Kultro’ Chef Knives

One of the fundamental tools in a chef’s arsenal are his knives, and William Henry’s Kultro collection is the set that looks as good as they perform. Co-founded by Matt Conable — whose fine knives have been displayed at the Smithsonian and Philadelphia Museum of Art — the McMinnville, Oregon studio’s half dozen blades (pairing, utility, bread, and three chef knives (5.5”, 7.5” and 9.5”)) are all forged from 67 alternating layers of VG-10 and 410 stainless steel providing superb corrosion and wear resistance, edge retention, high strength, ease of sharpening and razor-like sharpness. The set also comes with a diamond coated sharpener and two cases: a thick custom leather roll bag for safe traveling and a fan-like maple wood rack for home display. Plus you can select between one of three patterns (Blue-Tribal, White-Star and Black-Lightning) of Damascus steel to dazzle guests as you’re chopping broccoli. $2,450 

Le Creuset ‘Cosmos’ Round Dutch Oven 5-QT

While expensive, having a Le Creuset in your arsenal is one of the building blocks of any aspiring cook. There’s almost nothing you cannot do with a Le Creuset, its sturdy enameled cast iron material the ideal weapon for everything from soups and slow-cooked stews to even …read more

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Jeff Holm, UVU Transportation Technology professional in residence, right, and Todd Low, UVU race team director, second from left, work with UVU automotive students Jordan Olsen, left, Anderson Workman, James Spackman and Hadley Tibbitts, right, as they work on “Bombshell Betty,” the iconic 1952 Buick that broke six land speed world records at the Bonneville Speedway in Utah, at the Sparks Automotive building on the UVU campus in Orem on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The team has updated and reengineered the vehicle to break the 200 mph mark.

Jeff Holm, UVU Transportation Technology professional in residence, right, and Todd Low, UVU race team director, second from left, work with UVU automotive students Jordan Olsen, left, Anderson Workman, James Spackman and Hadley Tibbitts, right, as they work on “Bombshell Betty,” the iconic 1952 Buick that broke six land speed world records at the Bonneville Speedway in Utah, at the Sparks Automotive building on the UVU campus in Orem on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The team has updated and reengineered the vehicle to break the 200 mph mark. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News

OREM — During his life, Don Cash Jr. enjoyed taking on some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Or, perhaps more accurately, some of its tallest.

Cash Jr. was one of only a handful of people who have successfully climbed the “Seven Summits” of the world — the tallest mountain on each continent.

Setting and meeting lofty goals was part of his personal philosophy, his father, Don Cash Sr., said — his belief about the way that life should be lived.

“My son Don had strong feelings that you need to have a bucket list,” he said. “You have to have goals. He was just a real stickler on intentional living, he called it. Intentional living. He had this feeling if you are going to do epic stuff, bring people with you.”

Tragically, Cash Jr. didn’t make it back from conquering his seventh peak — Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world — in 2019, collapsing on his way down after summiting.

He left family and friends behind and at least one great challenge unconquered — a project he referred to as his eighth summit.

Now, those who knew him are trying to complete the challenge that Cash Jr. wasn’t able to. It’s a family affair, just as Cash …read more

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UTA’s Salt Lake City offices are pictured in 2017.

The Utah Transit Authority’s Salt Lake City office building is pictured in 2017. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

But still ‘very early in the process’ of overhauling transit agency

SALT LAKE CITY — There doesn’t seem to be much interest in a state takeover of the Utah Transit Authority and its $2 billion debt, but some Utah lawmakers aren’t ready to close the door entirely on the possibility it could still happen in the future.

“I think we are very early in the process,” Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, said at a Transportation Interim Committee meeting last week, after criticizing the final report from a consultant on the feasibility of transitioning the public transit district into a state entity for stopping short of making specific recommendations.

“There’s nothing new. I think there’s some great information, a regurgitation of things already known. Is this report exactly what I wanted? No,” Harper, the committee’s Senate chairman, said, noting it did not address whether UTA should be part of the Utah Department of Transportation or a separate state agency under the executive branch.

Still, Harper said the 2018 legislative overhaul of UTA that he sponsored appears to be working.

Lawmakers took action after UTA signed a nonprosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to cooperate in a probe of the agency’s dealings and submit to federal monitoring. Legislative auditors had previously raised concerns about transit deals, as well as the generous employment contracts for some top UTA officials.

“I am very pleased with the changes that I’m seeing. And at this point, I think it’s pretty clear the calls that we made a couple of years ago are working and we need to give those time to run the course,” Harper said. “Right now, I think we’re operating pretty good.”

However, should that assessment change in the future, he …read more

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