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Online sports betting gives fans options through mobile devices

Sports betting officially launched November 1 in Tennessee and has taken off. There are four licensed operators in the state.

MEMPHIS, Tenn —

Many of us have been spending extra time in the house and sports fans are using that time to weigh their bets to score in some extra cash.  

Sports betting officially launched November 1 in Tennessee, although it was legalized in the state last May.  

Since there are no casinos in the state, people can make bets online or through mobile apps and some locals have been cashing in on their favorite teams.  

Due to the change, Tennessee residents will no longer have to travel to West Memphis or Tunica to place their bets in casinos.  

Local 24 News Weekend Anchor Annette Peagler found two local sports bettors.  

Michael Davis loves sports and he’s been participating in sports betting in Tennessee since it went live.  

“The ones

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  • November 26, 2020
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Spearfish weighing options on COVID messaging | Covid-19

SPEARFISH — On Oct. 16, the South Dakota Municipal League circulated a letter signed by mayors from 13, First-Class municipalities throughout South Dakota, including that of Spearfish Mayor Dana Boke.

“We are writing to you with a simple ask, but one that we need everyone to take seriously. We need you to do your part. It is crucial that we are all aware of our behaviors.  Wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained, keep your social interactions to small groups, wash your hands frequently, clean frequently touched surfaces often, and stay home if you feel sick. These may seem like small actions, but can make a big difference during this current surge we are experiencing in our state,” the letter read.

At Monday’s Spearfish City Council meeting, Boke announced that all city council and committee meeting would move back to an online format for the remainder of 2020.

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  • November 6, 2020
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7 options I’d consider before booking a work-from-hotel package



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Working remotely from a resort sounds like a dream. Rounds of golf, walks on the beach, frozen drinks by the pool, new Zoom backgrounds and — oh yeah — work.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some employees are working from home indefinitely. As a result, numerous hotel brands have unveiled work-from-hotel packages to help fill empty rooms. These packages are all the rage with travelers looking to break out of a stressful work-from-home situation. And they can make it easy to work and play.

But, none of the work-from-hotel packages have compelled me to book. So, today I’ll describe how to decide whether a work-from-hotel package is right for you and why I don’t expect to book one

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  • November 4, 2020
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Only four holiday options with no restrictions left as Italy loses air bridge

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps yesterday announced in a statement on Twitter that Italy, Vatican City and the microstate of San Marino would be losing their ‘air bridge’ status from this Sunday October 18 at 4am, leaving just four restriction-free destinations for British holidaymakers: Germany, Gibraltar, Greece and Sweden.

Even then, several of these have exceptions: Mykonos is not included in Greece’s air bridge; and Germany has added Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, large parts of northern England and the Midlands to its list of high-risk destinations, meaning anyone arriving from these destinations must take a test on arrival.

There are a number of other countries with air bridge status, including Cyprus, Barbados, St Lucia and the Seychelles, but all have varying levels of restrictions – including tests before arrival and, in some cases, being restricted to your hotel for a certain number of days before taking a second test.

Given

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  • October 17, 2020
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Wisconsin online, mail-in voter registration deadline arrives; other options available

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Kokua Line: Hawaii Department of Health lists more options for pre-travel COVID-19 tests ahead of Oct. 15 reopening

Question: Could you please provide details about the pre-travel testing now that the state has added more providers? All I could see on TV was the sign with the names. I need to know where to make an appointment.

Answer: As your question indicates, the state of Hawaii on Wednesday announced more “trusted testing partners” for its pre-travel COVID-19 testing program. Starting Thursday, passengers from the rest of the United States may avoid Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine if they enter the state with an approved, negative COVID-19 test. (Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim has said he will opt out of this program, which means that passengers flying from the mainland to the Big Island would still have to quarantine, even if properly tested ahead of time.)

Here’s the latest information from Hawaii’s Department of Health, about trusted testing partners. Providers are in alphabetical order, along with links that

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  • October 9, 2020
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Britons left with just eight restriction-free travel options

Mainland Greece is still on the cards for holidaymakers from England and Wales
Mainland Greece is still on the cards for holidaymakers from England and Wales

British holidaymakers can now visit just eight countries without restrictions, as Liechtenstein begins its ban on travellers from the UK.

Of the UK’s green-listed countries, only Germany, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, mainland Greece, Gibraltar and San Marino are welcoming British people without the need to take a Covid-19 test or go into quarantine on arrival.

In recent weeks the UK’s travel corridor list has shrunk. Last Thursday, Transport Minister Grant Shapps announced that anyone arriving into the UK from Denmark, Iceland, Slovakia and the island of Curacao would have to go into a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Holiday favourites including Spain, France, mainland Portugal and a number of Greek islands are red-listed, as Covid-19 cases at the destinations exceed the threshold of cases per 100,000 over a seven-day average. In Scotland, the whole of Greece is red-listed.

Shapps

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  • September 28, 2020
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Frustrated with your travel shoe options? This list will help.

Frustrated with your travel shoe options? This list will help.
Frustrated with your travel shoe options? This list will help.

If you’re prone to overpacking — like, you regularly find yourself sitting on your suitcase to get it to close — then you know how frustrating it can be once you get to the one item you need no matter where you’re headed: Shoes. Yes, destination aside, you always need a pair of kicks to cover up your feet.

But getting your shoes to fit and stay in your bag is a huge hassle. Especially when you find yourself needing to bring more than one pair due to varying climates or special occasions. (A simple rule for packing: try to keep yourself to two pairs of shoes maximum — one to wear while you travel, and the other for your suitcase. Anything more, and you’ll find yourself struggling.)

SEE ALSO: Our top 5 eco-friendly luggage picks

If you’re in a

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  • August 23, 2020
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College football programs choosing between terrible options

Sometimes, there are no good options. Sometimes, the choice is only between horrendous and devastating. 

The entire 2020 college football season sits on the precipice of oblivion. Teams and conferences alike are wrestling with the question of postponing or canceling their most precious, prized and valuable asset. They’re balancing questions of safety for players against certainties of financial and emotional hardship. And they’re trying to make this decision for a sport where passions run among the highest and hottest in the country, where any choice will bring down nuclear heat. Good luck with that. 

Put simply: Playing means accepting the possibility of dire health consequences (and associated liability). On the other hand, not playing means the absolute certainty of loss: eight- and nine-figure revenue shortfalls, opportunities missed for players, shared experiences of joy and community for millions of college football fans. 

Does the risk of venturing forward outweigh the certainty

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  • August 11, 2020
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College football weighs its terrible options

Nebraska's Scott Frost is one of many coaches angling to play this season. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
Nebraska’s Scott Frost is one of many coaches angling to play this season. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Sometimes, there are no good options. Sometimes, the choice is only between horrendous and devastating. 

The entire 2020 college football season sits on the precipice of oblivion. Teams and conferences alike are wrestling with the question of postponing or canceling their most precious, prized and valuable asset. They’re balancing questions of safety for players against certainties of financial and emotional hardship. And they’re trying to make this decision for a sport where passions run among the highest and hottest in the country, where any choice will bring down nuclear heat. Good luck with that. 

Put simply: playing means accepting the possibility of dire health consequences (and associated liability). On the other hand, not playing means the absolute certainty of loss: eight- and nine-figure revenue shortfalls, opportunities missed for players, shared experiences of

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  • August 10, 2020