could we live on nothing else for a week?

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It’s been a big week for Jeff Bezos – on Tuesday, the world’s richest man saw his net worth top $197.8bn (£150.9bn), the highest fortune Forbes has recorded in nearly four decades of tracking billionaires; on Wednesday, Amazon UK rolled out a same-day delivery tie in with Morrisons, offering the supermarket’s entire range anywhere in the country; and on Monday, I started an experiment to see if my family and I could get through the week on Amazon products alone. It’s hard to know which event thrilled Jeff the most. 

Of course, they are all linked. At the end of July, Amazon announced that Prime members like me (who already pay £79 a year for premium delivery and streaming services) could enjoy same-day delivery from Amazon Fresh, its grocery platform, at no extra cost in the South East: the next stage of Bezos’s dream

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What To Watch This Indianapolis 500 Weekend

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Traditionally, the Indianapolis 500 is held on Memorial Day Weekend, before NASCAR’s Coca Cola 600 and after the Monaco Grand Prix. This weekend’s 600 happened months ago, while Monaco was canceled outright. The 500 still won’t have the weekend to itself, however. These are the races that will support it on television instead.

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Just three races remain before NASCAR begins its postseason. One of those is a pack race at Daytona, so these are the only

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Fast fashion retailer accused of ‘stealing’ independent brand’s design

Fast fashion retailer Shein has been accused of stealing a garment pattern from an independent designer.

On Saturday, Emma Warren, the founder and designer behind eponymous fashion brand Emma Warren Design, shared a post on her Instagram account that featured two side-by-side photos.

The first image showed a screenshot taken from the Shein website of a white, cropped hoodie adorned with a print of two bees hovering either side of a red heart.

The second photo showed a model wearing one of Emma’s own sweatshirts, which features what appears to be the exact same motif.

In the caption of the post, Emma criticised the retailer and accused them of “stealing” her work.

“@sheinofficial have stolen my bee design,” she wrote alongside a crying emoji.

“Please share and tag @sheinofficial @shein.uk. On the left a screenshot from their website and on the right my design from my site.”

Emma’s post, which

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With swimsuits available in women’s sizes 4 to 40, the brand is a pioneer in size inclusivity and frequently works with the likes of model Ashley Graham and Gabrielle Gregg,

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COVID-19 Hasn’t Killed The Movie Theater, But A Lot Of Changes Are Ahead

Like everything else on this beleaguered planet, the entertainment industry has seen its unfair share of COVID-19 damage. Productions and live events ground to a halt in mid-March, leaving countless people out of work. Many expensive films were shelved indefinitely. Broadcast networks have scrambled to fill programming holes in their fall lineups. Anticipating billions in lost revenue, Hollywood looked to Congress for financial aid. Projects that resume filming, like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Jurassic World: Dominion,” must administer repeated coronavirus tests and adopt costly safety protocols.

Despite all those handicaps, movies will outlive the pandemic. What’s less certain is how the theaters that exhibit them will fare.

The traditional theatrical business was facing hurdles before COVID-19 hit, thanks in large part to the ever-expanding streaming explosion. Last year, North American ticket sales saw a 4% dip. Even if Hollywood studios make peace with steeper losses in 2020, individual

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Would they make good tattoos?

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After mothballing its old Confederate-themed state flag, Mississippi could choose a new one with a magnolia, a shield with wavy lines representing water, or an “edgy” representation of the Mississippi River snaking along the state’s western border.

The Associated Press consulted three experts about five final designs to possibly replace the flag that was retired July 1. One of the connoisseurs even submitted a guide titled “Good Flag Bad Flag” to the state commission reviewing public submissions.

Steve Knowlton of Princeton, New Jersey, said the winning design should be simple and distinctive enough to be replicated on tattoos and pizza boxes.

“You know it’s a good design if people are getting tattoos,” said Knowlton, first vice president of the North American Vexillological Association. The group calls itself the world’s largest organization of flag enthusiasts and scholars, but it doesn’t take sides in political debates about flags.

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Her 90th birthday parade began at Miami Palmetto Senior High

It was a different kind of once-in-a-lifetime event for Felice P. Schwartz when she celebrated her 90th birthday at a surprise parade during the pandemic.

Her daughter Wendy Catanese and son-in-law Anthony Catanese planned the big event that was complete with Felice’s high school friend Barbara Zimmett. Felice and Barbara were majorettes together back when they were classmates at Miami Beach High.

Felice’s husband was political consultant Gerald Schwartz, founding editor of The Jewish Star-Times, a subsidiary then of the Miami Herald. He died in 2018 at age 90.

Birthday parade special guests included Judge Arthur Rothenberg whose political campaign was run by Gerald and Felice Schwartz in 1964, and Libby Black, the granddaughter of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.

Felice moved into the Palmetto neighborhood 60 years ago in August 1960 to make sure her children attended Palmetto public schools. The parade started at Palmetto Senior High School.

“I

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Kremlin critic Navalny ‘stable’ in Berlin hospital

Kremlin critic and opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has suffered a suspected poisoning, was in a stable condition in hospital on Saturday after being flown to Berlin following a standoff over his medical evacuation from Russia.

An air ambulance carrying Navalny, chartered by the German NGO Cinema for Peace, touched down at 8:47 am local time (0647 GMT) at the military wing of Berlin’s Tegel airport.

His spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh tweeted  that “the plane with Alexei just landed in Berlin”.

“Navalny’s condition is stable,” Jaka Bizilj, the head of the Cinema for Peace foundation, told AFP after the landing.

Berlin’s Charite hospital confirmed in a statement that it had admitted Navalny and was carrying out an “extensive medical diagnosis”.

The 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner, one of President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, went into a coma after falling suddenly ill Thursday on a plane to Moscow that had to make

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Air ambulance carrying Kremlin critic Navalny lands in Germany

An air ambulance landed in the German capital on Saturday carrying Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has suffered a suspected poisoning, after a day-long standoff over his medical evacuation.

The plane, chartered by the German NGO Cinema for Peace, landed at 8:47 am local time (0647 GMT) at Tegel airport in Berlin, where Navalny is expected to be transferred to the Charite hospital for treatment.

The 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner, one of President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, fell into a coma after becoming suddenly ill Thursday on a plane to Moscow that had to make an emergency landing in Omsk.

His aides say they believe he was poisoned, apparently by a cup of tea at the airport, and blamed Putin, though Russian doctors said tests showed no trace of any poison. 

Doctors treating him in Omsk had refused to let Navalny leave but reversed course after his family

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