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Cabbage pickers offered £62,000 salary by veg firm amid national staff shortage

One firm in Lincolnshire has started offering £30-an-hour for veg pickers, the equivalent to £62,000 a year (Picture: Triangle News)Vegetable pickers are being offered the equivalent of £62,000 a year to pick cabbages at farms in Lincolnshire. An advert for ‘all year round work’ has been posted online by T H Clements and Son Ltd, offering a salary of up to £30-an-hour. This would work out as £240 for an eight-hour-day or £1,200 for a 40-hour-week. Someone working full time for a year could expect to be paid £62,400. The role is paid by ‘piecework rates’, meaning staff get more money depending on how many vegetables they pick and it is unlikely anyone would earn the highest figures consistently. Even so, the large salary demonstrates the scale of the national recruitment cr...

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Fortnite adds second Venom skin based on upcoming movie sequel

And just like the Venom movie, Spider-Man is noticeably absent (Picture: Epic Games)With Carnage already in the game, Fortnite has received another Venom skin to tie in with the Let There Be Carnage movie. Between the current season’s sci-fi horror tone and the release of the upcoming Venom movie sequel, Let There Be Carnage, it’s no surprise that Fortnite added the titular villain himself as an unlockable skin. While Venom was already in Fortnite courtesy of the Marvel themed Season 4 earlier this year, Epic Games and Marvel clearly think one of him isn’t enough and have now added a second Venom skin to the in-game item shop. What makes this skin different to the first one is that it’s technically an Eddie Brock skin, specifically the Eddie Brock portrayed by Tom Hardy in the Ven

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Entertainment

June Shannon Flaunts Fresh Makeover: I’m One Hot Cougar!

While June Shannon's family is worried about her alleged new boy toy, June is living it up. She is loving herself. She is unstoppable. And June is now flaunting her latest makeover. On Thursday, September 23, Mama June Shannon took to Twitter to share one of her own TikTok videos. She also included a message of self-love. “I’m loving myself more and more [every day],” she began. "I'm awesome," June wrote. "Life is awesome." The 42-year-old grandmother declared: "No one can keep me down." In the video, the newly made over reality star is seen lipsyncing to Tay Money's "Bussin." As for the makeover itself, it's subtler than some of her previous transformations. Most of June's recent posts have shown her with shoulder-length hair in a simple style. Her new v...

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News

Judge Forces Top Trump Org Lieutenants to Turn Over Key Documents

Brandon BellAs the dual civil and criminal New York investigations into the Trump Organization roll on, a New York state judge unsealed a court order on Friday giving Donald Trump’s company and some of his top lieutenants an ultimatum: Either turn over all the documents to comply with subpoenas from the New York Attorney General’s office, or you’ll have to pay for a third party to do it for you. In the filing, the Trump Organization agreed that if the NYAG believes the company has not fully complied with its requests—as prosecutors have long complained—the business will hire a firm to go through electronic records belonging to its top executives, including ex-President Donald Trump and his family. New York Attorney General Letitia James put out a statement on Friday morning noting that th...

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Business

Nassau County deputy shot during traffic stop ‘very critical’

A Nassau County deputy is clinging to life at UF Health Jacksonville after he was shot early Friday morning during a traffic stop of a stolen minivan. Sheriff Bill Leeper said Deputy Joshua Moyers was shot twice -- once in the face, once in the back as he fell to the ground. “It’s very critical. We’re not sure if he’s going to make it or not,” Leeper said, trying to keep his composure. “Everybody, please keep them in your prayers.” The entire incident was recorded by a NCSO camera Leeper said he visited Moyers in the hospital and met with his fiancee and parents. Moyers was hired as a Nassau County deputy in 2015 and Leeper called him “a great guy.” Leeper said a JSO K9 that came to assist the search for the suspect was also shot but is expected to be recover. Several Nassau County deputi...

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Suicide Squad game will resurface at DC FanDome in October

Okay, but seriously, where’s Polka-Dot Man? (Picture: WB Games)After over a year of silence, Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad game will get another showing at DC FanDome and hopefully it will include gameplay. Rather than make another Batman Arkham game, Rocksteady Studios are instead helming a Suicide Squad game. It was unveiled at last year’s DC FanDome event with a trailer and a 2022 release date. Since then, there hasn’t been so much as a peep of news about it. With this year’s DC FanDome taking place this October, it was generally assumed that the game will be present during the event. And now Rocksteady has confirmed precisely when it will be shown. The event is being held on October 16 and, according to the game’s official Twitter account, you should tune in at 6pm BST / 10am PT

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Business

Harris ‘View’ interview delayed, hosts positive for COVID

A live televised interview with Vice President Kamala Harris was delayed on Friday after two hosts of the “The View” learned they tested positive for COVID-19 moments before they were to interview her. Co-host Sunny Hostin and guest host Ana Navarro both learned they tested positive for breakthrough cases ahead of the interview. Both Navarro and Hostin were at the table for the start of the show, but then were pulled from the set. Harris, who had planned to join the table, instead was now expected to be interviewed remotely from a different room in the ABC studio in New York. Co-hosts Joy Behar and Sara Haines remained on set. “Ana and Sunny, at the last minute we realized they have tested positive for COVID so they have been taken off of the show," said Behar, who said Harris was removed...

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Politics

Harris ‘View’ interview delayed, hosts positive for COVID

A live televised interview with Vice President Kamala Harris was delayed on Friday after two hosts of the “The View” learned they tested positive for COVID-19 moments before they were to interview her. Co-host Sunny Hostin and guest host Ana Navarro both learned they tested positive for breakthrough cases ahead of the interview. Both Navarro and Hostin were at the table for the start of the show, but then were pulled from the set. Harris, who had planned to join the table, instead was now expected to be interviewed remotely from a different room in the ABC studio in New York. Co-hosts Joy Behar and Sara Haines remained on set. “Ana and Sunny, at the last minute we realized they have tested positive for COVID so they have been taken off of the show," said Behar, who said Harris was removed...

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Opinion: Biden administration’s cruel mess at the border inexcusable

Haitian migrants wade across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico on Sunday to avoid deportation to Haiti from the U.S. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signals the beginning of what could be one of America’s swiftest, large-scale expulsions of migrants or refugees in decades. | APThe United States shouldn’t let people successfully storm its borders, but it has a duty to treat asylum-seekers with dignity, and to recognize basic human rights. “The end goal is always the United States.” That’s what Eduardo Gamarra, professor of political science at Florida International University, told USA Today when asked why so many Haitian refuge

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Politics

White House steps up work on what to do about thawing Arctic

The Biden administration is stepping up its work to figure about what to do about the thawing Arctic, which is warming three times faster than the rest of the world. The White House said Friday it is reactivating the Arctic Executive Steering Committee, which coordinates domestic regulations and works with other Arctic nations. It also is adding six new members to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, including two Indigenous Alaskans. The steering committee had been moribund for the past four years, not meeting at a high level, said David Balton, appointed to direct it. He said “it will step up and do more in the Arctic.” The revamped committee will try to figure out what “needs to be done to get a better handle on addressing the changes in the Arctic,” Balton said. University of Colorado...

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Entertainment

Billie Eilish: ‘Everybody is incredibly embarrassed & ashamed about their past’

They say youth is wasted on the young. It becomes more and more true. Billie Eilish is, in my opinion, an equal blend of “bratty teenager” and “old soul.” There are moments when she’s wiser than her years and other moments when I want to tell her to grow the f–k up. It’s an interesting blend and yes, she’s very watchable. Billie covers the latest issue of Vogue Australia to promote her current album, Happier Than Ever. This second-album era is all about blonde hair, bangs (I’m screaming) and not-baggy clothes. She’s still wearing layers and she still covers up sometimes, but she’s past the oversized-clothing and green hair phase. Billie chatted with Vogue Australia about feeling angsty over social media and understanding that everyone is embarrassed by who they were at 15. Some h...

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Business

In battle to restore power after Ida, a tent city rises

When Hurricane Ida was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, the grass was chest high and the warehouse empty at this lot in southeastern Louisiana. Within days, electric officials transformed it into a bustling “tent city” with enormous, air-conditioned tents for workers, a gravel parking lot for bucket trucks and a station to resupply crews restoring power to the region. In the wake of hurricanes, one of the most common and comforting sites is the thousands of electric workers who flow into a battered region when the winds die down to restore power and a sense of normalcy. They need to sleep somewhere. They need to eat. Their trucks need fuel. They need wires, ties and poles. And occasionally they need cigarettes. Power providers build tent cities like this to meet those needs. “There’s three t

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Jacksonville to offer drop off sites while recycling program is suspended

Similar to what Clay County has done, the city of Jacksonville is expected to create drop off sites throughout Duval. This results in the suspension of the recycling program due to excess yard waste not being picked up. The change is expected to happen in mid to late October. Mayor Lenny Curry first announced on Wednesday that Jacksonville could temporarily suspend the recycling pickups. The goal would be to devote resources, limited by staff shortages, to getting yard waste picked up. In addition, $4 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding will help with the backlog of trash that’s been piling up. “If we do that, people will just have to put their recycling stuff in standard garbage pickup for a period of time,” Curry said. “We’ve got to deal with the yard waste and there doesn’t app...

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Woman killed in grocery store shooting was mother of 3

The woman killed in a grocery store shooting in Tennessee on Thursday was a widowed mother of three, friends said. Olivia King was one of 13 people shot, including employees and customers, friends told The Commercial Appeal. The suspected shooter was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the store, authorities said. On Facebook, one of King's sons, Wes King, posted about his mother's death. He wrote that he had spoken to the trauma surgeon and learned his mother was shot in the chest. “They tried to save her at the hospital to no avail,” he wrote. “I apologize for the graphic details, but this type of crime needs to stop being glossed over and sanitized. No one deserves this.” Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said the shooting broke out at a Kroger grocery in C

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