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Best Amazon Prime Day home appliance deals 2021: Confirmed offers from Shark, Ninja and Philips

Amazon Prime Day 2021 is now just days away. Confirmed to be going ahead on June 21 and June 22, it’s set to be the biggest online shopping event of the year. It’s the perfect opportunity to bag huge bargains on home appliances especially, with discounts found across vacuum cleaners, food processors, coffee machines, fridges and more. The giant sale is typically in the early summer months, however last year it was postponed to October due to the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s come back around for 2021 much quicker than usual. Last year, Amazon revealed that there were...
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Amazon Prime Day 2021: Best early deals from Apple, Nintendo, Samsung and more

Amazon has officially announced the start date for its annual Prime Day sale for 2021 and there’s now just three days until the main shopping event. Traditionally held in early summer, Amazon Prime Day is one of the internet’s biggest sales, offering customers a huge range of discounts on everything from TVs and tablets to coffee machines. Last year, it was postponed from its usual slot in July to October in order to better support the safety of employees during the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many shoppers wondering if the event will go ahead in 2021. But now, the company has confirmed...
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This incredible Powerbeats Pro Prime Day deal could be a mistake

This year’s Prime Day deals are finally here, and for audiophiles, this is one of the best opportunities to enjoy significant discounts when buying high-quality wireless earbuds. If you love the Beats brand but couldn’t afford its products in the past, now’s your chance to buy the Powerbeats Pro, as Amazon has slashed the price of the wireless earbuds by $55, bringing them down to a more affordable $145 from their original price of $200.
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You aren’t going to want this Amazon Echo Buds deal this Prime Day

It’s time for Prime Day deals! If you’ve been planning to invest in wireless earbuds, then there’s no reason for you to miss this year’s Prime Day headphone deals. There’s no shortage of options to choose from, but since this is Amazon’s annual shopping event, you might want to consider the Echo Buds, which are on sale with a $40 discount that lowers their price to just $80 from their original price of $120.
MarketsThe Guardian

Cryptocurrency boom fails to stem losses at UK fintech firm Revolut

Losses at the British fintech firm Revolut nearly doubled last year, despite cashing in on the year-end cryptocurrency boom. The company – founded by the former Lehman Brothers trader Nik Storonsky and chaired by the ex-Standard Life Aberdeen boss Martin Gilbert – said it made £39m on its cryptocurrency investments last year, while growing demand for its crypto trading services helped pushed revenues up 34% to £222m in the 12 months to 31 December.
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Toshiba releases internal report ahead of shareholder vote

TOKYO, June 21 (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp (6502.T) on Monday promised to drastically improve corporate governance and, ahead of a crucial shareholder meeting this week, released an internal report that had cleared management of wrongdoing. An independent report published this month found the company colluded with government officials, while...
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‘Outdaughtered’ Uncle Dale Gets The Best Father’s Day Gift Ever

Outdaughtered fans adore Uncle Dale on the TLC show along with Crystal, McKenzie, and Bronson Mills. They don’t appear all the time but get a lot of fans because Dale’s very funny. Mind you, last season, a serious time arrived when he tested positive for coronavirus. However, everyone else seemed fine and he later joined the others on a trip away. The family doesn’t always celebrate every special day with the Busbys, and this Father’s Day, they did their own thing.

Chinese citizens greet new 3-child policy with humor

China’s new three-child policy has baffled demographers, and some Chinese citizens have ridiculed the move. At the end of May, China’s government announced that couples will soon be able to have up to three children, up from the current maximum of two. The news comes after China’s recent census showed that the number of births was on the decline for a fourth consecutive year, with only 12 million births in 2020. That’s not enough to replace the current population, and officials there worry that there will not be enough taxpayers to sustain pensions for the retired and elderly.

Does human resources still need humans?

You’d think one line of work that would be safe from the robot takeover is human resources. But some companies are working on it. A recent New York Times investigation laid out how Amazon’s automated systems for managing warehouse workers led to unreasonable scheduling, delayed benefits and inadvertent firings. I...
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How to find the Love Island contestants on social media

After weeks of anticipation, the contestants for Love Island 2021 have been revealed. The ITV2 series returns on Monday 28 June at 9pm with Laura Whitmore presenting for the second time while her husband, comedian Iain Stirling, will resume his role as the show’s colourful voiceover. The dating show will...
EnvironmentNBC New York

Heat Advisory Issued for Parts of Tri-State Monday; Threat of Tornadoes Possible in Evening

Another round of severe weather, including threat of a few tornadoes, is possible Monday evening following a sweltering day in the tri-state area. Compared to Father's Day, Monday will be even more humid under partly to mostly cloudy skies and highs rising back in the mid 80s, Storm Team 4 says. With heat index values soaring well into the mid and upper 90s by the afternoon, a heat advisory has been issued across parts of the region through the evening. An approaching cold front will also stir up some showers and thunderstorms later in the day.

Instant Pots start at just $49.95 for Prime Day

Instant Pots have quickly become a kitchen staple for everyone from beginning cooks to experienced cooks, and if you don’t have one yet, now’s the time. Amazon is taking up to 54% off Instant Pots for Prime Day today and tomorrow (June 21 and 22), bringing prices down to just $49.95 for the extremely useful Nova 7-in-1 model. The discounts come just in time: Frankly, the last thing we want to do in these temperatures is stand over a hot stove or have the oven slowly broil the kitchen, too.

Debate over Myanmar upends start to UN rights body session

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body opened its latest session on Monday and was immediately embroiled in a debate over the representation of Myanmar, where a military takeover toppled the civilian government in February. Western countries said two planned debates about the human rights situation in Myanmar...
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Detour for Water Main Replacement Project on Route 140 in Windsor Locks Begins Today

A section of Route 140 in Windsor Locks will be closed to traffic starting today for a water main replacement project. Officials said Route 140, also known as Elm Street, will be closed between Center Street and West Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday starting today. A detour via West, Spring and Center streets will be put in place through the end of July and police will help with traffic control.
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Guilford County Schools Sees Record Summer School Enrollment

Many districts across the state are kicking off summer school this month which they hope will help students impacted by the pandemic. Guilford County Schools is seeing a record number of students enrolled. Summer school participation in Guilford County two years ago was around 1,200 students. This year, it’s nearly...