Day: November 13, 2020

Early offers from Samsung, Sony and LG OLD

Whether you are looking to splash out or pick up a budget model, these are the discounts to know about (iStock/The Independent)
Whether you are looking to splash out or pick up a budget model, these are the discounts to know about (iStock/The Independent)

Film lovers, documentary fans and Netflix addicts listen up, as Black Friday is nearly upon us, and this year’s event is set to be bigger than ever. 

So mark 27 November in your calendars and get ready to shop thousands of discounts on big name brands such as Philips, Sony and LG.


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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump races clock on remaining environmental rollbacks | New Interior order undermines conservation bill Trump campaigned on, critics say | Trump administration to further advance lease sales at Arctic refuge: report

TGIF! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @RachelFrazin.

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TICK TOCK ON THE CLOCK: The Trump administration is scrambling to wrap up a slew of environmental rollbacks before President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden has spoken with

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August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Review: Our Favorite Smart Lock

The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is a deadbolt replacement that turns a standard deadbolt into a smart one that can automatically unlock when you arrive home.

This simple, smart home upgrade is one of our favorites, and it works out great in an apartment as a simple upgrade to make sure you aren’t locked out.

August is a well-known name in smart locks, and this is the 4th generation model. It connects directly to Wi-Fi,

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Ballot ‘Curing’ in Pennsylvania –

Counties in Pennsylvania employed inconsistent policies when it came to “curing” ballots — notifying voters of an error in their mail-in ballot so they could fix it. But contrary to claims by the Trump campaign, that inconsistency didn’t fall strictly along party lines.

It wasn’t only Democratic counties that “cured” ballots, as opposed to Republican ones that didn’t. All counties got the same guidance the night before the election instructing them to notify political parties

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Goodbye to the Big Boys’ Club that did women no favours

There is a photograph, taken during the pandemic, of the inner circle at Number 10.  The Prime Minister appears grave and anxious. Beside him were his right-hand men, the consigliere Dominic Cummings (in his trademark fleece) and Lee Cain, the director of communications, who looks like one of the bullet-headed Mitchell brothers from EastEnders. In the middle, dominating the room, stands Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer, who is flushed and gesturing furiously

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Learn Statistics to Unlock Data and Analytics Career Opportunities

Learning statistics is essential for pursuing a career in data science or analytics. Data scientists and analysts use statistics to uncover the meaning behind data. A spreadsheet with millions of customer characteristics is just a bunch of numbers and can be overwhelming – but when you translate the data into key findings, the information can unveil trends and inform decisions.

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“Statistics is the art and science of learning with data,” says Michael Posner,

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ZK International: A Blockchain Play For IoT And Supply Chain Management (NASDAQ:ZKIN)

Our thesis is clear – we think this company is undervalued and a buy and hold. It is unfairly undercovered and overlooked due to its location in China. COVID was a seemingly devastating event for China based companies, but many turned it into a positive. ZK International (ZKIN) has since launched an interesting blockchain project which further adds value to their bottom line. In this article, we are going to dive into these topics and

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Insider Energy: Misleading sales at a top solar firm, Biden’s 4 picks

Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. 

Here’s what you need to know:

Hello, and happy Friday! 

I guess a few things happened in the last week.

  • Major news networks projected Joe Biden will be the next president. 
  • Pfizer revealed successful results from its coronavirus vaccine trial, sending oil and energy stocks surging (Peloton and other stay-at-home stocks tumbled …). 
  • US coronavirus cases shattered daily records (Iowa, my
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Don’t dare call beloved NorthPark Santa a scammer. But someone labels the North Texas icon just that!

Last week, The Watchdog found himself in a most uncomfortable position. I asked Santa Claus if he was a scammer.

I was interviewing the NorthPark Center Santa about plans for his 2020 virtual appearances on behalf of the luxurious Dallas mall where he has served in that capacity for more than 30 years.

Due to the coronavirus, this is the first year there will be no long line, no sitting on Santa’s lap. Instead, NorthPark

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J&J Plans Second Trial for Covid-19 Vaccine, Using Two Doses

Johnson & Johnson is planning to start a second large clinical trial soon for its experimental Covid-19 vaccine, this time testing whether two doses protect people from disease, rather than the single dose being tested in another large study that is ongoing.

J&J has said early-stage studies showed that a single dose of its vaccine could provide protection, and that such a shot could make a mass vaccination campaign in a pandemic emergency easier because

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26 Ways to Have the Best Virtual Friendsgiving This Year

As much as I love attending Friendsgivings and spending quality time with my favorite people over the holidays, I know our safety comes first, which means we won’t all be able to get together this year. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate! Many Friendsgivings will be virtual this year, whether it’s on Zoom or FaceTime, and even though that may sound like it limits your options for making things fun, there are still

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Detroit News scouting report: Wisconsin at Michigan


Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo, Angelique S. Chengelis and Matt Charboneau preview the Michigan State vs. Indiana and Michigan vs. Wisconsin games on this week’s College Football Show.

The Detroit News

No. 13 Wisconsin at Michigan

Kickoff: 7:30 Saturday, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor

TV/radio: ABC/950

Records: Wisconsin 1-0; Michigan 1-2

Line: Wisconsin by 4.5

Angelique S. Chengelis of The Detroit News breaks down the Wolverines’ Week 4 matchup with Wisconsin:

Wisconsin’s Graham Mertz (Photo: Morry

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Buying an Investment Property Virtually: Risks and Rewards

In today’s COVID-riddled world, many foreclosures and REO auctions have gone wholly online. This summer, even launched an entire remote bidding feature on its app, allowing investors to bid on live auctions from anywhere in the country using only their mobile phones.

While this certainly makes purchasing these foreclosure properties convenient — not to mention safely away from potentially infected fellow bidders — it also comes with some serious drawbacks. If you’re considering purchasing

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What is design thinking? – online classes from IDEO and Stanford

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Design thinking is a concept that’s been gaining popularity over recent years. Broadly, it’s a way of taking a human-focused approach to design and problem-solving. Rather than collecting lots of confusing data or making predictions without evidence, it encourages people to understand the true motivations of their audience, be it customers, students, or staff

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Attacks Spur EU to Tighten Borders, Boost Policy Agency | World News

By LORNE COOK, Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers pledged Friday to beef up border security, boost the powers of the bloc’s police agency and crack down on hate speech and online propaganda in response to a wave of extremist attacks, most recently in Austria and France.

Four people were shot to death and several were wounded in the Austrian capital Vienna on Nov. 2, when a man who officials said had

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You Can Now Buy A Cheetos Holiday Popcorn Tin

If you’ve ever given or received a popcorn tin, you know that they make for easy and delicious holiday presents. Pop a bow on the top and voila — a gift that everyone can enjoy!

New to the world of popcorn tins this year is one made specifically for people who love Cheetos: a 14-ounce tin filled with popcorn coated in Cheetos dust. Yes, Cheetos popcorn!

The tin is exclusive to Walmart and comes with

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The Definitive Ranking Of Every Entree On Taco Bell’s Menu

When the Life section was handing out assignments, yours truly somehow got stuck with ranking the (ever-changing) Taco Bell menu. Maybe it’s because I have taco-judging experience, I don’t know. I’m not sure that my expertise was any real asset here. In any case, I mention this to say that I’m pretty well-versed in Mexican food, on both sides of the border. That being said, I’m not going to get into a whole thing bashing

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Female entrepreneurs, businesses crushed during COVID-19 pandemic

  • At the start of the pandemic, 27% of women-run businesses were closed compared to only 20% of businesses run by men.
  • Female business owners are pulling a “double-double shift,” where they are struggling to keep both their families and small businesses afloat.
  • Nearly 25% of female small-business leaders said that they are spending six hours or more a day on domestic responsibilities, compared to only 11% of men.
  • But women business owners were 15% more
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The first US vice president of color

Kamala Harris has broken many barriers in her election as vice president of the United States. But the first biracial and the person of color to become vice president was Charles Curtis, who served under Herbert Hoover in his single term. Curtis’ mother was a Native American of the Kaw Nation, and he spent his childhood with his maternal grandparents on their reservation in Kansas, and then his teen years with his paternal grandparents who

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COVID-19 holiday travel: Train safety tips

Amtrak has new COVID-19 safety protocols you should know about when you book your ticket. There’s a limited number of tickets sold to allow for social distancing, and reservations will be required for seats on popular Southern California routes that don’t typically require them. Use the Amtrak app, go to or call (800) 872-7245 to find schedules and book your trip.

  • Buy your ticket early to get a seat on the train you want.
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