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You could get a year’s supply of cocktails and £200 as an official cocktail tester

Tempted? (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)Fan of cocktails? This could be the opportunity for you. Yorkshire drink events company Liquor Lab is looking for an official cocktail tester to try the company’s new concoctions for a year. Not only will the lucky applicant get to try their new cocktail menus before anyone else, but they’ll also get a year’s supply of cocktails and £200 for their trouble. The cocktail tester will also be able to try all of these new recipes from the comfort of their own home. Applicants don’t need to have any professional experience, just an appreciation for a good drink and the ability to tell ‘their Sex on the Beach from their Pornstar Martini’. To apply, you’ll just have to write a review of your favourite cocktail and explain why you love...

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Tech stocks jump after bad April jobs-report miss dampens inflation fears

Summary List Placement Tech stocks jumped on Friday after a weak April jobs report led to a rally in stay-at-home stocks. April saw an addition of 266,000 jobs, well below the estimates forecast of 1 million. The April jobs report represented the worst miss since 1998. Technology stocks soared on Friday after a weak April jobs report led to investors bidding up popular stay-at-home stocks that have performed well during the pandemic. April saw an addition of 266,000 jobs, well below the estimated forecast of 1 million. Unemployment rose to 6.1% from 6.0%. Economists had expected the rate to fall to 5.8%. The jobs report represented the worst miss since 1998. The report likely gave some credence to the Fed's wait and see approach with regards to raising interest rates and whether risi...

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Politics

3 ex-cops involved in Floyd death appear in federal court

Three former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death appeared in federal court Friday, following a grand jury indictment. Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Kueng appeared via videoconference in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. The charges against them were not read in open court, but a grand jury was investigating whether they and former officer Derek Chauvin violated Floyd’s civil rights. Chauvin was not part of the court appearance. Floyd died May 25 after Chauvin pressed a knee against his neck to hold him on the ground. Chauvin was convicted last month on state charges of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death and is in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison as he awaits sentencing. The other three former officers face a state trial in August, and...

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Couple give their home an incredible DIY makeover in just four months

What a transformation (Picture: Jam Press)Anyone else find before and after photos of people’s home renovations deeply satisfying? Maybe it’s because for so many of us, actually owning a property feels like such a distant dream. Or maybe it’s the gratification of seeing the end results of a big DIY project without having to actually, well, do it yourself. Providing the goods are couple Andrew and Sabrina Pougnet, both 28, from Ontario, Canada. Andrew, a journeyman carpenter, and Sabrina, a recreation manager of a retirement home, bought a house in January 2020. They found the property super charming, but realised it was pretty outdated, and would need some hard work to get it to suit them. So they got to work quickly, renovating the entire place in just four months

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Business

3 ex-cops involved in Floyd death appear in federal court

Three former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death appeared in federal court Friday, following a grand jury indictment. Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Kueng appeared via videoconference in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. The charges against them were not read in open court, but a grand jury was investigating whether they and former officer Derek Chauvin violated Floyd’s civil rights. Chauvin was not part of the court appearance. Floyd died May 25 after Chauvin pressed a knee against his neck to hold him on the ground. Chauvin was convicted last month on state charges of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death and is in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison as he awaits sentencing. The other three former officers face a state trial in August, and t...

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Frankie Bridge recalls feeling ‘shame’ over sexy performances with The Saturdays after giving birth

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Frankie Bridge has opened up about the ‘shame’ she felt for performing sexy dance moves with The Saturdays after giving birth.  The former pop star discussed going through body image issues while pregnant on Thursday’s episode of Loose Women.  Frankie welcomed son Parker on October 18, 2015, while her second son Carter was born on August 15, 2015. Sharing her experience, the singer explained: ‘My depression was worse during my pregnancy because I found coming from someone who really restricted my eating and really controlled my food and my weight and being in the public eye, that sudden feeling of being so out o...

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London high-rise blaze raises new concerns about cladding

Fire broke out Friday in a London apartment tower which has cladding similar to that used on another housing block in the city where 72 people died in a 2017 blaze. London Fire Brigade said about 125 firefighters tackled a fire that spread to three floors of a 19-story building in the city’s Docklands. The fire brigade said “firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have carried out multiple rescues.” It said 38 adults and four children were treated by ambulance crews at the scene for shock and smoke inhalation, and two men were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation. Property developer Ballymore, which owns the building, said the blaze was “quickly brought under control.” Ballymore has said 22% of the building’s façade is covered in aluminum composite cladding similar to that used on G...

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Lenders face increasing young borrower demand for open banking in credit underwriting

Summary List PlacementThe UK's under-35s are 21% more likely to want to share bank data to access loans than in May 2020, per a Credit Kudos report. Credit Kudos is a challenger credit reference agency that aggregates borrowers' transaction data to help lenders assess their creditworthiness. It surveyed 2,000 consumers in the UK from March 12–16, 2021. The younger demographic is placing its hopes in open banking to better inform lenders of borrowers' finances. The pandemic has made it harder for under-35s to access credit—despite needing it the most. Thirty-six percent of young adults saw their income hurt by the crisis, compared with 13% of over-55s, per the report. This makes younger borrowers less likely to secure a loan, with 18% of under-35s being turned down for credit since March...

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How Stormi Steele turned her kitchen experiments into a hair care brand that booked nearly $20 million in sales last year

Summary List PlacementAs a child growing up in De Kalb, Mississippi, a small town 120 miles west of the state capital, Stormi Steele felt her aspirations were feared instead of encouraged.  "No one pushed you to be ambitious — if anything, they're more afraid of ambition," said Steele, 32, of her childhood. "But as a child, I was always a dreamer."  Steele's dreams led her to launch Canvas Beauty Brand, a 3-year-old hair care brand built on products she created in her kitchen. Steele booked nearly $20 million in sales last year, according to statements viewed by Insider, and described 2020 as one of the most rewarding years of her life.  Steele shared how she grew from humble beginnings, stayed resilient, and how she scaled her brand from an experiment to a multi-million dollar burgeoni...

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Northern California bar owner charged with multiple felonies for allegedly selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards, officials say

By Aya Elamroussi | CNN A bar owner who allegedly sold fake Covid-19 vaccine cards at his Northern California business has been charged with multiple felonies, including forgery and identity theft. Todd Anderson, 59, of Acampo, California, was arrested Tuesday at his bar, the Old Corner Saloon, John Carr, a spokesperson for the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, told CNN. ABC received a complaint that fake vaccination cards were being sold at the bar and opened an investigation, the agency said Wednesday in a statement. In April, undercover agents were able to buy four fake cards from the bar as part of their investigation, Carr said. They paid $20 for each card, he said. It’s not clear how many cards were sold in total. Agents found two completed cards and 30 blank ones with

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Amanda Holden had lunch with Miley Cyrus to talk about neck muscles because why not?

Amanda Holden’s got some neat neck knowledge (Picture: Getty Images)Amanda Holden has revealed that she enjoyed a lunch date with Miley Cyrus – to discuss neck muscles, of all things. As you do. The Britain’s Got Talent star revealed the pair exchanged some neat neck knowledge, dropping the singer’s name on an upcoming episode of I Can See Your Voice. ‘Me and Miley Cyrus had lunch a couple of years ago,’ she said in a clip shared with MailOnline. Discussing one of the singers on the show, she went on: ‘We talked about the importance of having relaxed sternocleidomastoid muscle. Your sternocleidomastoid is just here, and if you’ve got a tense sternocleidomastoid, which he looks like he has, that is really gonna affect your vocals.’ We had no idea Amanda had such a dedicat...

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Demand for furnished apartments and adult dorm-style vibes is propelling coliving startup Common to add thousands of new rentals in Los Angeles

Summary List PlacementColiving seemed doomed during the pandemic. The real-estate model, short for "community living," allows renters to lease nicely furnished rooms in apartments with communal kitchens and decorated common areas in exchange for lower monthly costs and services like regular cleaning. But sharing space with strangers, once a draw for those looking for built-in friends and no-hassle moves, became a liability in a time of stay-at-home orders and social distancing. Despite the risks, occupancy rates in some cities' coliving units stayed fairly steady over the last year, albeit for shorter stints and with cheaper rents as people moved around. Now, as young Americans look to lock down their living arrangements, residents are signing longer leases. It is with this commitment i...

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Police search for driver in Humboldt Park hit-and-run

Chicago police are searching for a driver who hit a pedestrian March 30, 2021 in Humboldt Park. | Chicago policeA man was struck by a Audi A6 March 30 in the 3800 block of West Chicago Avenue. Police are searching for the driver of a car in connection to a March hit-and-run in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. A man was pulling out of a gas station in a Audi A6 March 30 in the 3800 block of West Chicago Avenue when he struck a pedestrian who was crossing Chicago Avenue, Chicago police said. After striking the man, the man left the scene, police said. The man was taken to Norwegian Hospital with minor injuries, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to call Major Accident Unit detectives at 312-745-4521. Chicago police 2008 Audi A6 ...read more Source:: Chicago S...

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Kourtney Kardashian sets the record straight amid claims she ‘single-handedly’ ended Keeping Up With The Kardashians

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Kourtney Kardashian has made it clear that she doesn’t appreciate allegations that she is solely to blame for the end of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The reality star and the rest of her family announced their decision to pull the plug on the iconic series last year, after a 20-season run. Thursday’s episode saw the moment when the emotional stars revealed the news to their loyal production crew. It also showcased the moment when the family sat down to discuss whether they should renew their contract for future seasons, with Kourtney piping up to say she wasn’t keen. When questioned by Kris over whether it was time to end the saga,

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Business

School bus involved in downtown Jacksonville crash with multiple injuries

A crash involving a school bus and several other vehicles left multiple people injured Friday morning. According to a Twitter post from Jacksonville firefighters, the crash was reported at Pearl and Bay streets downtown and one person was initially trapped. Firefighters initially said multiple people were hurt and they advised other drivers to avoid the area. Crash at Pear and Bay streets A News4Jax crew could see a school bus stopped with children standing nearby. A mangled silver car around the block and another car with visible damage appeared to have been involved. A fence nearby also appeared to have been damaged in the crash. Crash at Pear and Bay streets Firefighters have not said if any of the children on the bus were injured in the crash, but a parent who arrived to collect their...

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