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Black Friday border police on patrol to stop people in England nipping to sales in Wales

BLACK Friday border police will be sent out on patrols to catch people from England nipping into Wales to snap up a good bargain.

Welsh shops have been allowed to reopen, but with England still in lockdown many will have to make do with the online sales.

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People in Cardiff queue up for Black Friday sales

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People in Cardiff queue up for Black Friday salesCredit: Matthew Horwood
It is illegal to cross from England, which is still in lockdown, into Wales

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It is illegal to cross from England, which is still in lockdown, into WalesCredit: PA:Press Association

South Wales Police said it will use their powers to make sure visitors to Cardiff city centre were not in breach of any coronavirus rules.

In Wales people are not allowed to travel to areas with lower infection rates – and anyone living in England must have a “reasonable” excuse to travel across the border.

And Black

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  • November 27, 2020
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Despite warnings against holiday travel, AUS packed with people Wednesday morning

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Despite warnings and pleas from health officials for people to stay home for Thanksgiving due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was very busy Wednesday morning.

KXAN’s Nabil Remadna went out to the airport to see what it looked like, and he saw long lines at check-in counters and kiosks and people filing through the airport toward security checkpoints to make their flights.

Thursday is expected to be the busiest day of pre-Thanksgiving travel this holiday. Sunday is expected to be the busiest travel day overall.

As of 6:30 a.m., security checkpoint wait times at AUS range from three to 13 minutes.

Employees at the airport anticipated the increased traffic and have stationed “safety ambassadors” throughout the airport to remind people to practice social distancing and make sure they keep masks on.

Travel at AUS is still down about 60% from what it was at this

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  • November 25, 2020
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Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People ‘going hungry as you tweet from’ vacation

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBiden names John Kerry as ‘climate czar’ in new administration Maloney vows to overhaul a House Democratic campaign machine ‘stuck in the past’ Ocasio-Cortez defends Harry Styles wearing dress on Vogue cover: ‘It looks wonderful’ MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMcSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol Capitol’s COVID-19 spike could be bad Thanksgiving preview Republican senators urge Trump to label West Bank goods as ‘Made in Israel’ MORE (R-Texas) traded jabs on Twitter this week after she recently called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFeinstein to step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee Voters want a strong economy and leadership, Democrats should listen On The Money: Biden to nominate Yellen for Treasury secretary | ‘COVID cliff’ looms | Democrats face pressure to back smaller stimulus MORE (R-Ky.) for dismissing the Senate for

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  • November 25, 2020
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Fewer people expected to travel during Thanksgiving holiday amid surge in COVID-19 cases | Local News

With the nation in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases, fewer people are expected to make their annual treks to gather with friends and family this Thanksgiving.

Lancaster County set a daily record for new COVID-19 cases this weekend when it recorded 465 Sunday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. That’s 97 more new cases than the previous record of 368 set Thursday. Another 181 new county cases were recorded Monday.

AAA is anticipating at least a 10% drop from last year’s 55 million travelers, the largest one-year decrease since the Great Recession in 2008.



Lancaster County's rate for positive COVID tests more than double the target level

“The wait-and-see travel trend continues to impact final travel decisions, especially for the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Paula Twidale, AAA Travel senior vice president. “The decision to travel is a personal one. For those who are considering making a trip, the majority will go by car, which provides the flexibility to

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  • November 24, 2020
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Virginia DMV offers more services online to alleviate people waiting for appointments

Officials with the Department of Motor Vehicles are making it easier for people to get services done. They are now offering more than 40 transactions online.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — People are still waiting months for an appointment at the Department of Motor Vehicles. DMV officials hope more appointments open up as they add more than four dozen online services.

Customer Jim Willenbrink said, “It’s a little frustrating at first, but if you tenacious with the process and keep on checking back I find it actually more efficient to do the appointment system than do the old way. You come here and you wait practically half a day or all day.”

DMV officials want to make it even easier for its customers. They continue adding more services online, so people don’t have to book an appointment and show up in person. 

Willenbrink says that’s the way to go!

He said,

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  • November 24, 2020
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Scott Disick Is Dating Another Teenager. And People Are Crying Foul.

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos Getty
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos Getty

The intermingling of celebrities from different reality shows and realms of the entertainment world typically make for humorous internet fodder. When Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Scott Disick and model Amelia Hamlin, daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna and actor Harry Hamlin, were spotted at a restaurant together a few weeks ago, Real Housewives fans on social media couldn’t help but joke about the possibility of Rinna finally having somewhat of an interesting storyline next season—or that the former Days of Our Lives actress could possibly become Disick’s mother-in-law.

But when new photos of Disick, 37, and Hamlin, 19, canoodling on a Santa Barbara beach surfaced last week, seeming to confirm some kind of romantic relationship, the couple’s glaring age difference sparked a heated discussion on Twitter about Disick’s troubling dating habits.

Back in 2017, Disick—then 34—was rumored

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  • November 23, 2020
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Small businesses urge people to shop locally this holiday season

Route One Apparel encourages people to shop local this holiday season


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THEO: THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON AROUND THE CORNER. SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IS NEXT WEEK. THIS YEAR, OF COURSE, IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO SHOP LOCAL. JOINING US THIS MORNING WITH MORE, LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER ALLEY VON PARIS, CEO OF ROUTE ONE APPAREL. GOOD MORNING, ALLI. >> HOW ARE YOU? THEO: I’M DOING WELL. THIS IS A CHALLENGING YEAR FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES. HOW HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN FARING? >> SO FAR, SO GOOD. YOU KNOW, IT WAS REALLY A STRUGGLE IN THE BEGINNING. AND WE CHANGED THE WAY WE MADE OUR PRODUCTS AND LAUNCHED PRODUCTS. WE PIVOTED SO WE’VE BEEN DOING WELL. >> TALK TO ME ABOUT THE PRODUCTS AND THE CHANGESES YOU’VE MADE. >> WE LAUNCHED A BUMPL OF MASKS. WE HAVE A BUNCH OF LICENSED MASKS

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  • November 22, 2020
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CDC says people should not travel for Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 surges

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that people should not travel for Thanksgiving, citing the rapid increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations around the country. “It’s a strong recommendation,” said Henry Walke, COVID-19 incident manager at the CDC, during a press briefing.

The United States is averaging over 160,000 COVID-19 cases per day, and the coronavirus is spreading out of control in most states. “We all need to consider the safest way to celebrate this holiday amidst this critical phase of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Walke said.

The US saw spikes in cases after the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays, and Thanksgiving poses an even larger concern: celebrations usually happen indoors (where the virus spreads more easily), with multiple generations (including older adults at high risk of severe COVID-19). There’s also more virus spreading in most places in the US now than there was during those

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  • November 19, 2020
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Adventure ecotourism makes a difference to people and planet

On Saturday 28th November hoteliers are invited to meet the owners of two eco adventure resorts: Renée H. Kimball, Owner/Operator of Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge in Panama and Dr Marc van Loo, CEO of LooLa Eco Adventure in Indonesia. For both resorts eco-tourism has been the foundation of their business plan from the outset.

This month’s edition of Responsible Tourism will show how ecotourism offers guests a chance to ‘unplug’ and create once-in-a-lifetime memories. Whether it’s meeting a troop of capuchin monkeys at Tranquilo Bay or making bags and ornaments from plastic collected during a beach clean up at LooLa.

At Tranquilo Bay sustainability is woven into all aspects of life, education and service. Renee Kimball will share their formula for running an ecotourism resort, covering five key areas: Conservation, Guest experience, Community tourism, Education and Stewardship.

Marc van der Loo will explain how LooLa is a successful example that

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People started sending art rocks to a Texas park during the pandemic. Now it’s a wonderland of tiny paintings.

The boxes are filled with packages containing painted rocks, most of them intricate works of art, handmade and mailed from people all over the country. Since the beginning of the pandemic, people have been sending them to Penny so that he and his family can place them along the Parr Park Rock Art Trail — a mile-long public walking path that has become a wonderland of more than 4,000 art rocks.

The carefully crafted rocks are sorted by Penny and his two daughters, Sophia, 13, and Julia, 11, then loaded into the family car for a trip down the road to be placed along the trail, which is about 20 miles from Dallas.

“These aren’t just any rocks — they’re works of art,” said Penny, 44. “The other day, I had 11 big boxes to unpack in my living room. It’s incredible to see that people from all over are

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  • November 17, 2020