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Shapewear marketplace Shapermint, like a number of direct-to-consumer brands such as Mack Weldon, recently expanded its presence on television, taking advantage of lower pricing during the pandemic, even though spending by the category has fallen this year. During the second week of August, the brand began airing its "Feel Like the Masterpiece You Are" ad...
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Spectrum takes a Fantastic Voyage-style VR ride through a brain cell
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Why wait for next week when there's so many early Amazon Prime Day deals landing this weekend.
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Getting a retail version of some of the Microsoft products is certainly not a very cheap endevour. Even the OEM variants can be pretty pricey, ... The post Autumn software sales coming from MMORC.com appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Amazon Prime Day is October 13 to 14. Amazon will be offering more than 1 million deals — here's how you can avoid buyer's remorse.
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John McAfee, who built a fortune selling cybersecurity software and has in recent years become a cryptocurrency evangelist, has been indicted on charges of tax evasion by the Department of Justice (DOJ). He has been arrested in Spain and is awaiting extradition, the DOJ said. McAfee has had a contentious association with the law for years, though it’s at times unclear which run-ins are real and what has been fabricated. A former 2020 US Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party (yes, really), he claimed that the campaign was “in exile” after he was charged with “using Crypto Cuttencies [sic] in criminal acts against the U. S. Government” in January 2019. In that same video, he said he hasn’t paid taxes in eight years. (That will... Continue reading…
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Welcome to Insider Cannabis, where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar cannabis boom.
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Sometime between March 2010 and May 2012, a meteor streaked across the Martian sky, where it broke into pieces and crashed into the Red Planet’s surface. The resulting craters were relatively small at 13-feet in diameter. The smaller features are on the planet’s surface, the more difficult it is to discover the from the Mars orbiters. For the first time, … Continue reading
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Learn how to get it right with El Reg and Echoworx (...Echoworx) (...Echoworx) Webcast  The idea of the paperless office has been with us since, probably, the invention of paper. But like the 15-hour working week and the flying-car commute, it always seems to be just over the rainbow of practicality.…
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Mario's "battle royale" is too repetitive and rough for long-term play.
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Incredible tale that starts with smart home software being axed and ends with senior lawmaker denying taking a super-bung Special report  Ohio Register reader Steve Ringley loves his electricity company’s smartphone app: it shows his usage in real time in 15-minute increments along with its cost in a simple and easy-to-understand graphic.…
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Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge Facebook moderators employed by third-party contracting firm Accenture and based in Austin, Texas are being forced to return to the office on October 12th, The Verge has learned. Employees, almost all of whom are contractors, were instructed of the new policy at a company-wide town hall meeting today, say multiple people familiar with Accenture’s plans. Accenture, which has allowed its workforce of hundreds of moderators to work from home since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has not given the employees a reason for why they must return to the office. Accenture did not take questions at the town hall meeting, telling concerned employees that it would schedule a second call to answer COVID-specific questions regarding matters like... Continue reading…
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London mayor Sadiq Khan has suggested the government ignored his pleas for stricter coronavirus measures in the capital because of party politics.Khan also said ministers lack the humility to change their approach to tackling the outbreak despite it clearly being unsuccessful.When asked why the government had not placed London into lockdown despite his calls for stricter measures, Khan told HuffPost UK: “What the government needs to realise is we’re all on the same side; it’s not a Tory government versus a Labour mayor.“It’s actually all of us on the same side fighting this virus and what I’m saying to the government is: ‘Let’s work together to take preemptive action to avoid the need for a national lockdown.’ I do not want that and it’s really important we do what we can to avoid it.“I think the government has been slow throughout this pandemic. They were slow in February and March – and they tend to be slow now. It’s inexcusable.Khan’s comments come as local leaders in the north of England hit out at the government over lockdown restrictions set to come in on Saturday.Middlesbrough mayor Andy Preston has vowed to “defy the government” over the restrictions in his town, accusing ministers of “monstrous ignorance”. His stance was backed by Hartlepool Council leader Shane Moore.Last week, Khan spoke with prime minister Boris Johnson to seek approval of new local lockdown measures in the capital.  That did not happen but London was placed on the government’s coronavirus local lockdown watchlist following a surge in cases – meaning stricter restrictions could be imposed if cases continue to rise.“The government doesn’t appear to be nimble and quick at responding to this virus or have the humility to realise when they’ve got things wrong and change course,” Khan continued.“I’ll continue to engage with the government and work with the government when I can. But the government needs to work with regional and local government across the country to make sure we get a grip on this virus.”Khan wants to break rank and exercise the freedom to impose restrictions in the capital as he sees fit – including a review of the 10pm pub curfew. He added: “What I’m saying to the government is we, the city, want to go as one. So I’m meeting councillors and Public Health England later on. We want to take preemptive action so, for example, so I think the 10pm curfew isn’t working.“It’s counterproductive when I see the numbers of people outside bars, restaurants and nightclubs after 10pm – not only is the increase not being decelerated it actually could be getting worse.”Khan was speaking on Thursday as an independent report he commissioned was published, revealing the stark inequalities that have led to a disproportionate impact of the virus.It found that Black people are at almost twice the risk of dying from Covid-19 than White people and mortality rates from the virus are three times higher for men in lower-paid, manual roles.As campaigners urge the government to ramp up measures to protect Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities who are being disproportionately affected by the virus, ministers stand accused of not caring about marginalised groups.Khan said he understands the concerns.“I think the government’s got to walk the walk. Sometimes they talk the talk,” he said. “The reality is Black people in our country tend to work more in manual jobs than office or managerial jobs so what we’ve seen over the last few months is even though the government were forewarned about the potential disproportionate impact of Covid-19, no action was taken.“So I understand why Black Londoners and Black people across the country think the government doesn’t care about them. “The reason why I published the report today is we now know we’re into a second wave. It’s possible to give the government the benefit of the doubt about not realising the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 in the first wave. This report being published today with recommendations that I’ve sent to the government means there can be no excuse if we see, over the next few weeks and months, a disproportionate impact on Black people.”Since the first wave, the ethnicities of hospital deaths are being recorded and occupational risk assessments are being undertaken so frontline workers with underlying health conditions are placed at risk in their line of duty.But there’s a lot more that needs to be done.“The issues that affect the structural racism that exists haven’t been addressed and the government seems to be hesitant to accept there’s a problem and if you can’t accept there’s a problem, you can’t take action,” the mayor said.“My fear is amplified by the fact that we know we’ve entered a recession but also if we’re not careful this recession will be extremely deep and having lived through the 1980s where Black people suffered disproportionately with mass unemployment I worry about another generation being written off in the 2020s like they were in the 1980s.”The report also revealed that the pandemic has negatively impacted disabled Londoners who reported increased difficulties performing practical tasks such as shopping for groceries, as well as accessing up-to-date health information about the virus.Concerns were also raised around the lack of guidance available in accessible formats, including in the government’s daily press briefings which did not always feature British sign language interpreters.Almost four in five (79 per cent) of LGBTQ+ people said their mental health had been negatively impacted by the lockdown, and many young LGBTQ+ people have reported feeling unsafe in their current housing conditions.The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Manchester and co-authored with the University of Sussex and The Ubele Initiative, the London based social enterprise. Reflecting on the past seven months, Khan added: “Londoners have made monumental sacrifices over the last few months and I’m very grateful for them doing so. But we’ve also suffered more than 8,000 deaths and a number of people losing their businesses and jobs. So, the health and economic crisis are linked.” Related... This Is The Sheer Chaos Unleashed By Last-Minute Local Lockdowns Middlesbrough Mayor Vows To ‘Defy’ Matt Hancock’s New Lockdown Measures Merseyside Placed Under Stricter Lockdown Rules, Announces Matt Hancock London Should Face Fresh Lockdown By Monday, Khan Says
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£5m pot opened to biz and academics who fancy projects with foreign flavour The UK Space Agency has opened a new lunch fund designed foster to "international space collaborations".…
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