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Black Friday Sale

Are You Likely To Get A Good Black Friday Deal on Your Tech Gadgets?

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With Black Friday fast approaching many will be gearing up to make the most of the bedazzling promotions on offer and hopefully grab a bargain when it comes those must-have gadgets and gizmos. But is Black Friday really all it’s cracked up to be and will you be left elated or underwhelmed at the promotions on offer this year?
Soccer Stadium

Guardiola Signs Two-Year Man City Extension

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After much speculation in recent months, Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him with English soccer team Manchester City until at least 2023. The Spaniard previously had just seven months remaining on his existing deal, raising concern amongst City fans that he would depart at the end of this campaign.

Best Black Friday Tech Deals For Students Of All Ages 

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Many brands have already begun their Black Friday deals online as a means of making up for the lack of foot traffic they’ll likely experience this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are some of the most highly anticipated and popular tech devices going on sale this week.
Macys Store

Macy’s Will Hold Their Annual Thanksgiving Parade For TV Exclusively

The holiday season will look a lot different this year thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, just because we’re all stuck at home that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate and feel that holiday spirit in a safe and quarantined manner.
COVID Virus Causes Deaths

The US Reports 2,100 Covid-19 Deaths In A Single Day 

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Over 2,100 deaths were reported in the US this past Tuesday, marking the highest one-day coronavirus death toll the nation has reported since May. The highest Covid-19 death tally in a single day for the US was 2,603 back in April, however, the country hasn’t come close to that number since, until now. 
The White House

Biden Calls Out Trump’s Tactics

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President-elect Joe Biden has brandished Donald Trump’s refusal to accept defeat in the election as ‘incredibly irresponsible’, claiming that it has sent a ‘horrible message about who we are as a country’. Trump and the Republican Party as a whole have so far failed to acknowledge that Biden has legitimately won the election.

World News

School Books with Apple

Established Professor Claims ‘Higher Education In The UK Is Morally Bankrupt’

Ulf Schmidt has been living and working in the UK for the past 25 years, but after seeing how the educational system in the country is responding to the coronavirus pandemic in relation to keeping students/staff safe, he’s ready to leave.

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Tristan da Cunha

UK Blue Belt Expands to Include Tristan da Cunha

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Tristan da Cunha, a remote British overseas territory, has plans to make the marine sanctuary one of the largest in the world.
Covid-19 Restrictions

The WHO Claims Covid-19 Restrictions In Europe Are Paying Off 

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Covid-19 lockdown procedures in Europe appear to be paying off as the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a decline in new weekly cases this week while cases continue to soar in the US.
Covid-19 on Swedish Flag

Sweden Quickly Moves To Enforce New Lockdown Measures As Covid-19 Cases Rise 

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The country was one of the only in the world that never imposed a lockdown during the first wave of the pandemic, however, now Sweden is implementing stricter measures as a second wave of infections is taking a toll on its citizens and hospitals. 
UK Flag

Boris Johnson’s Chief Adviser To Leave Role By Christmas

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The controversial chief adviser to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, is expected to leave his role by the end of the year. Rumours have surfaced that Cummings has threatened to retire.

U.S. News

California Quarantine

California Reinstates Covid-19 Restrictions As Cases Continue To Spike Throughout State

California was one of the many states that began to transition towards less restrictive measures for its residents as Covid-19 cases showed signs of slowing down some five months ago.

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The White House

Biden Hires Top Campaign Advisers To Join Him In White House As Senior Staff 

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President-elect Joe Biden is currently working on building out the staff that will accompany him into the White House as he begins his term as 46th President of the United States.
The White House

Biden Announces Klain As Chief of Staff

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President-elect Joe Biden has announced the appointment of Ron Klain as Assistant to the President and White House chief of staff. Klain has been a long-time aide and adviser to Biden throughout the 2020 election
Voter Fraud Flag

Top Republicans Defend Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims

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President Donald Trump has long been attempting to sow seeds of doubt over the legitimacy of vote-in mail in the 2020 election.
Voter Fraud

Experts Say Trump’s Lawsuits Are Purely Diversionary

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Just hours into Election Day, President Trump was already claiming corruption due to voter fraud and ordering his lawyers to file multiple lawsuits in various directions.

Business News

Moderna Covid Vaccine

Moderna Claims Their Coronavirus Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective, According To New Data

Moderna released data to the general public early Monday morning claiming that their Covid-19 vaccine, which has been in the works since the spring, is testing as being 94.5% effective against the coronavirus.

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Disney+

Disney+ Firm Favourite With Viewers

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With cinemas around the world having to close their doors at some point over 2020, and those that have been allowed to re-open only able to operate at a reduced service.
Pfizer Building

Pfizer To Submit Application For Covid-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization Today 

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Pfizer and BioNTech announced that they would be submitting an application for an emergency use authorization for their coronavirus vaccine to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today.
Black Friday Coronavirus

Black Friday Helps Business But Could Damage Environment

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Companies around the world have been struggling to stay in the black this year thanks to the closure of industries in an attempt to stop coronavirus.
Bank of England

BoE Pumps Billions Into The UK Economy

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The economies of the world have continued to struggle following the closure of many of their businesses and educational facilities in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19, and the United Kingdom is no exception.

Culture News

Madrid Spain

Highly-Anticipated Hotel In Madrid Opens Its Doors To A Struggling Tourism Market

Madrid made headlines this week after announcing the opening of its first grand hotel in nearly 50 years. The hotel itself is a luxury Four Seasons establishment that took nearly a decade to complete.

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Perfectionism

Managing Perfectionism

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Often we regard the idea of perfectionism as a positive attribute to a person’s character. Phrases such as ‘I’m such a perfectionist’ are thrown about as a marker of a person’s tenacity, diligence and quality of work.
Female Singer

Sia Drops First Song, ‘Hey Boy,’ From Her Directorial Debut Film ‘Music’ 

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Sia has been a pioneer in the music industry for years now. Even if you don’t listen to her own personal music, you’ve definitely heard a song or two in your lifetime that was written by the artist.
Dictonaries

“Lockdown” Named Word of The Year in The UK By Collins Dictionary

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This year the word chosen was “lockdown”. According to Collins, “Lockdown” can be defined as “the imposition of stringent restrictions on travel, social interaction, and access to public spaces”.
Music Recording

Taylor Swift Calls Out Scooter Braun For Selling Her Masters In $300 Million Deal 

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She also claimed that he attempted to use a non-disclosure agreement as a means to “silence [her] forever” regarding the potential sale of her masters and the past conflict the two major music industry heads have had regarding Braun’s ownership of Swift’s past music.

Entertainment News

American Flag Coronavirus

Late-Night Hosts Reflect On Trump’s Mishandling Of The Pandemic And Urge Viewers To Vote

As the US is entering into its third major wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and all 50 states are seeing rises in case numbers, late night television hosts are joining the likes of other celebrities with a major platform and speaking up against the current president and his handling of the virus as a means of getting their viewers to vote come next week. 

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Girl Reading Book in Window

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Best-Selling Novel “The Water Dancer” To Be Adapted To Film

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A New York Times Bestseller, Oprah’s Book Club Pick and named one of the best books of the year by various publications, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ highly decorated novel, The Water Dancer.
Christmas Movie

New Netflix Original Christmas Movies To Get You In The Holiday Spirit This Year

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The holiday season is finally here, and what better way to get into the spirit of the season than cozying up under a blanket by the fire, making some hot cocoa, and watching a fun new Christmas movie.
Microphone

Highlights From This Years MTV Europe Music Awards

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This year so far we have seen a wide variety of music awards and concerts take place this year by pivoting in the face of adversity, the MTV Europe Music Awards were no exception..

‘The Witches’ Criticised For Its Portrayal of Limb Impairments

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The recently released movie, The Witches, stars Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci and it narrates the story of a young boy who goes to live with his Grandma in rural Alabama.

Health News

US To Hit 8 Million Covid-19 Cases As Daily Rates Of Infection Surpass 50,000

Experts are warning for a tough and long winter in the US as daily Covid-19 infections surpass 50,000 and the death toll nears 220,000.

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World Health Organization

Secret Recordings Highlight Differences in Internal and External Announcements by WHO

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The Associated Press has obtained this recording, along with several others, that shows that while they were being praised by governments for the way they were handling the crisis, internally it was not as clear-cut.
Positive Coronavirus

Over 900 Clinic Staff Members In The Midwest Got Covid-19 Within Two Weeks 

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More than 900 staff members working within the Midwest’s Mayo Clinic system have been diagnosed with the coronavirus within the past two weeks alone. That’s about 30% of the total number of cases that have appeared in the area since March.

Pfizer Says Final Analysis Shows Covid-19 Vaccine Is 95% Effective With No Safety Concerns

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Of the participants that took part in the trial the company counted 170 cases of Covid-19; 162 of those infections were in people who were given the placebo vaccine, which was just plain saline, while eight of the infections were in those who got the actual vaccine, making the efficacy of Pfizer’s vaccine 95%.
Pharmacetucal Covid-19 Vaccine

Pfizer and AstraZeneca’s Vaccine Battle

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Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and AstraZeneca are battling against each other to produce and release their Covid-19 vaccine as early and to as many people around the world as possible.

Lifestyle News

Brain

How This CEO Built Her Lifestyle Brand Around Her Brain Disorder

Blain is the founder and CEO of shapewear and lifestyle brand FBF Body, but before becoming she dove into the world of entrepreneurship she was working as an educator in Corporate America. When she was 30-years-old, however, she received a diagnosis for Chiari Malformation which changed everything. 

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Poor Relationship

How To Effectively Give Space in a Relationship

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If your partner asks for space, or if you personally feel that you may need more space in the relationship, it can be a daunting and scary thing to do or ask for.
Christmas

Is Christmas Coming Earlier This Year?

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We have tried to make the most of the holidays throughout 2020, but it is undeniable that social distancing and lockdown has prevented us from celebrating in some of the more traditional ways.
Man Taking Dog for Walk

Easy Eco-Friendly Adjustments To Your Lifestyle

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There are many ways in which individual people can begin to think about and incorporate eco-friendly living into their everyday lives, from large changes to the small.
Movember

Movember: Raising Awareness of Men’s Mental Health

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The Movember campaign stands for raising awareness of men's health, supporting those suffering from ill mental health and campaigning for better care and services.

Real Estate News

Pay Rent Reminder

America’s Struggling Rental Market Could Bring New Housing Crisis For The Nation

A large number of renters have been unable to pay some or all of their rent since the Covid-19 pandemic began impacting the US back in March.

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Luxury Real Estate Home

2020 Is Shaping Up To Be A ‘Good Year’ For The Luxury Real Estate Market

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The real estate market has experienced a turbulent year due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but it appears that the luxury real estate market may be weathering the storm.
Couple Moving Boxes into Home

Saving For Your First Home

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If you are a first-time buyer you have probably read countless news stories that have indicated how difficult it is for a first-time buyer or young person to buy their first home.
B&B Sign

Can Independent B&Bs and Guest Houses Survive The Pandemic?

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Large hotel chains may just about stand a chance of surviving the ongoing global pandemic, but concerns have been raised over the future of smaller, independent B&Bs and guest houses.

Social Media Will Be Key Tool For Real Estate Success In 2021

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A multitude of industries that rely on in-person interactions have had to make some major adjustments throughout the past nine months to maintain business during the worst global health crisis in the last century.

Science News

Close up of Vaccine

What Needs To Happen Before A Covid-19 Vaccine Is Made Available To The Public

Pfizer stated this Wednesday that it expects to submit an application for emergency use authorization with the US Food and Drug Administration “within days” after it finalized its Phase 3 clinical trial data.

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Vaccine Vials

What Do Scientists Need To Know About The Pfizer Vaccine Before it Can Be Approved?

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On the 9th of November, New York City-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer made the long-awaited and ground-breaking news that...
Flu Season

Fears Over Flu and COVID-19 ‘Twindemic’ This Fall

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This year however, some public health officials are suggesting that people should ‘prepare for the worst’ as we look to enter flu season whilst still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Vaccine Bottle

Biden’s Team Set To Meet With Covid-19 Vaccine Makers This Week

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President-elect Joe Biden’s team of coronavirus advisers will be meeting with leading drug companies that are developing Covid-19 vaccines this week
Climate Change

U.S Officially Leaves The Paris Agreement

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The Paris agreement is a landmark environmental accord within the United Nations framework that was adopted by almost every nation in 2015.

Sports News

Basketball on Court

The Lakers Win 17th NBA Title, LeBron James Earns Fourth Championship

The Los Angeles Lakers became NBA Champions this weekend after defeating the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

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Soccer Clears & Ball Close Up

Scotland Qualify For First Major Tournament in 20 Years

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The Scottish national soccer side have qualified for their first major tournament in over two decades following two dramatic qualifying games that were both settled by a penalty shootout.
Football Player

Javon Wims Suspended After On Field Punching Incident

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The NFL has issued the Chicago Bears wide receiver a two-match suspension without pay for his actions in the week eight matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

Ivy League Sports Canceled For Fall And Winter Amid Covid-19 Concerns 

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Ivy League schools announced this week that they will not be competing in intercollegiate sports this winter due to the Covid-19 pandemic worsening exponentially in the US.
Football

49ers Suffer Devastating Double Injury Blow

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In a season in which they have already suffered an unprecedented amount of injuries, the San Francisco 49ers came out of their Week 8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks with a pair of devastating long-term losses.

Technology News

Australian Politician, Peter Dutton, Confirms Government Can Spy On Its Citizens Under Cybersecurity Plan

In a new $1.6 billion cyber strategy initiative the Australian Signals Directorate now can help law enforcement identify and disrupt criminal activity.

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COVID19 Test

Mass Testing Begins To Rollout Across The UK But How Does it Help?

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One of the UK government’s latest plans to combat the COVID-19 pandemic was to instate mass testing. The scheme, which has already been piloted in the English city of Liverpool.
Hiphop Singer on Stage

Roblox Hosts First Ever Virtual Concert Featuring Lil Nas X

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Popular online gaming platform Roblox’s exciting partnership with Columbia Records saw Lil Nax X featuring in its first ever virtual concert, which took place on the 14th November and 15th November.
Tiktok Logos

TikTok Has Two Weeks To Reach A Deal With The US 

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The US government quietly told the social media platform that it has 15 days - until November 27th- to persuade US national security officials and agencies that its proposed deal with Oracle and Walmart should be approved. 
Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

What You Need To Know About Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine

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Pfizer and partner BioNTech made headlines this week after announcing that their Covid-19 vaccine was testing to be 90% effective; more than any other vaccine currently in a late-stage trial throughout the world.

Travel News

US Immigration Label

Joe Biden Faces Long Uphill Battle To Reform Immigration After Four Years Of Trump

Between the constant talks of building a multi-billion dollar border wall and families being separated from their kids who are then kept in cages, the last four years have been a major nightmare for immigrants all throughout the US.

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Family having Thanksgiving Dinner

Millions Expected To Spread Covid-19 This Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching it has been estimated around 50 million Americans will ignore all covid-19 warnings and spend the day with their family and friends.
Royal Carribean Cruise Ship

Over 100,000 Volunteers Signed Up For Royal Caribbean’s ‘Test Cruises’ 

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More than 100,000 people have signed up to be a part of Royal Carribean’s test sailings. The Cruising company put out a call for volunteers to take part in these sailings just a few days ago before they received a flood of interested cruisers willing to go on the trips. 
Iowa Skyline

Take In The Charm of Iowa

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Nicknamed the Hawkeye State, Iowa in the Midwest is home to many geographical, cultural and historical landmarks just waiting to be explored and visited.
Cruise Ship

Cruises To Be Suspended For The Rest Of 2020

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Although it had been hoped that cruises would be allowed to restart again this fall, the cruise industry has confirmed that all cruises have been suspended in US waters for the rest of the year.