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Wales eases lockdown rules allowing households with babies to bubble up

Mark Drakeford has announced that people with a baby under one can now see one other household (Picture: Getty)Lockdown rules in Wales have been changed to allow a household with a baby aged under one to bubble with another household. First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the relaxation, which came into force on Saturday, as a way to ensure very young children can receive support from friends or family. Under Wales’ Level 4 restrictions, which came in on December 20, households can only form a bubble with other households in which an adult is living alone, or living alone with children. But in a written statement, the Welsh Government said the new rules would households with a young baby to form bubbles ‘for any purpose’. Adults who are under 18 and living alone will also see ...

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Chris Sutton sends message to the next Celtic manager: ‘God help him’

Celtic are enduring a terrible season by their standards (Picture: Getty Images)Chris Sutton feels the next Celtic manager is in for an extremely difficult task unless numerous signings are made over the summer. Neil Lennon resigned as Bhoys boss earlier this month with the title race all but over in Scotland. Celtic currently sit 15 points behind Rangers and hopes of catching their bitter rivals are at an end. John Kennedy is currently in charge of the side and is in contention to become the permanent manager, although former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is the current favourite with the bookmakers to be in charge next season. Whoever it is who takes the reins, Sutton has serious sympathy for them given how this season has gone at Celtic Park. ‘Celtic have been sleeping th...

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Teen girl, woman shot in Lawndale

Two people were shot Feb. 28, 2021, in Lawndale. | Adobe stock photoAbout 6:21 a.m., they were in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard when someone opened fire, Chicago police said.  A 16-year-old girl and a woman were wounded in a shooting Sunday in Lawndale on the West Side. About 6:21 a.m., they were in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard when someone opened fire, Chicago police said. The teen was struck in the hand while the woman was shot in the mouth, police said. They were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Area Four detectives are investigating. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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How to craft a simple but strong vaccine policy for your workplace, according to HR consultants, a medical doctor, and business owners

Summary List PlacementJason Berry believes it's his responsibility to ensure as many of his 320 employees as possible are vaccinated against Covid-19.  "We don't feel it's our place to tell people what to do with their bodies, so we've decided to make it highly recommended and financially beneficial to them, but we stopped short of mandating it," he said.  The company he cofounded, Knead Hospitality and Design, owns and operates six restaurants in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Restaurant workers tend to be young, Berry said, and most don't have health insurance, even though it's offered to them. If employees choose to get the vaccine once it becomes available, the company will provide one of two benefits. Hourly employees will receive four hours of pay and salaried employees get one d...

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TikTok is being tapped by brands like Grammarly, which have found success through viral trends and free advertising on the app

Summary List PlacementFor University of California, Irvine dance and language science student Ari Pine, downloading and using TikTok was just an outlet for practicing dance in quarantine. But a couple months later, he had inadvertently launched a viral meme and developed his first sponsorship. "I've been dancing in my room over Zoom for months now," Pine told Insider. "Making TikTok videos before class was just another way to interact with people." In January, Pine gained over 50,000 followers in 72 hours after choreographing a video setting the audio from Grammarly's YouTube ad to a dance — a trend which quickly picked up steam, spawning 50,000 new videos within days and over 100,000 to date. @aripine made a dance for whenever this ad comes up for you guys! Enjoy! I better not see a...

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The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from ‘Behind Her Eyes’ to ‘iCarly’

Summary List PlacementThe new Netflix thriller "Behind Her Eyes," which debuted last week, became its most popular show this week. Familiar favorites like "Bridgerton," "Cocomelon," and "Firefly Lane" are also still holding strong. Every week, the streaming search engine Reelgood compiles for Insider a list of which TV shows have been most prominent on Netflix's daily top 10 lists of its most popular titles that week. Below are Netflix's 9 most popular TV shows of the week in the US: SEE ALSO: 'WandaVision' has taken the throne as the top streaming original series in the US this week 9. "Bridgerton" (Netflix original, 2020-present) Description: "The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn's bestselli...

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Cat reunited with owner 14 years after he went missing

Taz had been living as a stray for years but was rescued and Mandy realised it was him after she spotted a picture on Facebook (Picture: BNPS)Back in 2007, Taz the tabby cat escaped through an open bathroom window. Owner Mandy Prior, 51, searched for weeks and put up posters but had long given up hope of seeing him again. She moved house from Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, to Bournemouth and was sure he would never find his way back to her. But after 14 years apart, Taz appeared on a local lost and found pets page on Facebook a few weeks ago. Mandy recognised him straight away from his distinct markings on his ears. The 15-year-old pet has now been returned to Mandy. There were ‘tears of joy’ from both her and the volunteers at Paula’s Cat Rescue who had taken Taz in. Mand

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The pandemic pushed my income to zero, but I’ve learned a new skill to bring in double what I used to make

Summary List PlacementI've been a freelancer writer since 2015, and my goals have always been self-sufficiency, adaptability, and range. I pride myself on my willingness — and ability — to take on and excel at almost any assignment that comes my way.  One muscle I hadn't been working, however, was my "asking" muscle. When you work in an office or a salaried position, there's a tacit understanding that you're working your way up to something. There's a certain structure in place that helps you ask for a raise, build relationships with your peers, and prepare for your future. In the absence of that framework, I'd gotten used to taking what I was given and not asking for more.  But all of that changed when the pandemic hit. My freelance career was decimated in what felt lik...

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3 ways the US economy is uniquely positioned for a great new era in the 2020s

Summary List PlacementVaccines are rolling out and picking up speed. There's finally a light at the end of America's long coronavirus tunnel as massive advances in public health provide reason to be optimistic about 2021. But the world that reopens won't be the same one that shut down nearly a year ago, and the good news could go beyond a return to "normalcy:" the American economy of the 2020s could be the best in decades, with real optimism about enough jobs being created to put 10 million-plus Americans back to work.  The pandemic has already transformed the personal and professional worlds in ways that will have long-lasting repercussions. First, the Biden administration wants to "go big" on a $1.9 trillion stimulus that could supercharge the economy when the world comes out of lockd...

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Posters-in-chief: The GOP’s social media activity proves they have no political direction

Summary List PlacementPoliticians have always utilized the most effective methods of communication. Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously rode the country's radio waves to soothe fears and inspire the nation during World War II, and John F. Kennedy rose to power in part because of his performance on prime-time TV.  Today, the reach of political communication is even wider, as social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and more, have unlocked a level of access we've never seen before. This was most clear when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rose to fame in 2018. As a newcomer — and in tandem with highly effective door-to-door efforts — her online campaign was crucial in the defeat of a 14-year Democratic incumbent who spent 16 times more money than her. Years later, she's kept tha...

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Mason Mount reveals what Thomas Tuchel told him before dropping him against Wolves

Mount has been a key figure under Tuchel (Picture: Getty)Mason Mount has revealed his conversations with Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel after initially being dropped from the Chelsea coach by the German. Mount has been one of Chelsea’s best performers this season, thriving under the new Blues boss having played an integral role in the side under previous boss Frank Lampard. The England international was dropped from the starting XI for Tuchel’s first game in charge at Stamford Bridge however as the former PSG boss tweaked his system at home to Wolves. ‘It’s very difficult. You know what I’m like, I want to play every single game,’ Mount told the Daily Mail. ‘But, with the new manager coming in, I understood that he went for experience [against Wolves]. We had a chat and I und

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Fatal accident on I-295

One person is dead and four others are in the hospital after a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a Kia Sportage was driving south on Interstate-295 just before Lem Turner when it went off the road hitting several trees. The 22-year-old driver died from his injuries. Four others were taken to UF Health with serious injuries. FHP says the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, but it is unknown if the three 19-year-olds and one 20-year-old were wearing one. The crash remains under investigation with charges pending. ...read more Source:: Headlines News4jax...

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Joe Wicks takes ice bath to the extreme as he submerges himself in 170kg of ice: ‘It burns the skin’

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Joe Wicks has taken his ice baths to the absolute extreme in his latest challenge. The fitness guru, 34, has decked out his garden with equipment to incorporate ice baths into his recovery, after being left impressed by both the physical and mental health benefits they can have. He started out small (we’d still rather him, than us) by submerging himself in 20kg of ice and slowly increased the amount of ice to 50kg and building up his time spent in the freezing water to a personal best of six minutes. Wanting to amp things up, however, Joe decided to triple the amount of ice used in his weekly recovery process and ordered 120kg of ice to

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Passing down a business? Here’s how to keep it fair for heirs

Some of our clients will tell you there was nothing more satisfying than to start and grow a successful business and see their children (and sometimes grandchildren) assume its management. In fact, multigenerational family businesses are the oldest and most common form of financial organization globally and include not just small mom and pop corner shops but also over 40% of public companies like Walmart and Samsung. We have also heard stories of family members who left the farm to “make it big” or had no interest in learning the family trade. Often, those who left had valid reasons and were successful — not at all like in the parable of the prodigal son. What should you do if not all of your kids are on board to run the family business? To continue to be successful, you must sometimes pri

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The number of public listings by zero-revenue companies valued above $1 billion currently exceeds the dot-com era (CCIV)

Summary List PlacementThe number of public listings by companies without revenues valued above $1 billion has exceeded what was seen in the dot-com era, according to data from the Wall Street Journal. In 2021, 16 companies either have or are expected to go public with a valuation of over $1 billion despite having zero revenues. That's more than double the number in 1999, three more than in 2001, and two more than in the year 2000, during the height of the dot-com bubble. The rise in public companies with zero revenues of late is an illustration of a boom in special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs.  Over 90% of zero revenue companies that plan to go public with over a $1 billion valuation in 2021 thus far intend on using a SPAC to do so. A SPAC is a "blank check firm" that exists...

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