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Liverpool Smash Man Utd 5-0 away at old Trafford to leave Ollie on the brink…

After heading in at half time 4-0 up and adding a fifth goal early in the second half, Liverpool destroyed Man Utd at Old Trafford to leave Manager, Ollie on the brink of being fired.

The fifth goal by Mo Salah, finishing off his hat-trick, might well have been a final nail in the coffin for Ollie and that is yet to be seen. In scoring today’s hat-trick Mo Salah becomes the highest scoring Premier League African player of all time and today’s hat-trick was his fourth in the Premier Leage.

Liverpool now climb back up to second at the top of the Premier League table, one behind leader Chelsea and are now already 7 points ahead of their bitter rivals with only just 9 matches played.

Ronaldo almost scored a consolation goal to give some level of respect to the game but that was disallowed due to a VAR offside decision.

The game was like a men v boys game and seen a disorganised Man Utd defence in 6’s and 7’s as Liverpool one touched pass there way straight through the heart of the defence on several occasions and it could have been a lot more had Liverpool not shown mercy and took their foot off the gas for most of the second half after the fifth goal had gone in, Ronaldo’ goal was chalked off and Paul Pogba had been sent off after only just coming on for 15 minutes for a terrible two footed talk that saw Naby Keita injured for the match and taken off on a stretcher.

Ronaldo was also lucky to only get a yellow after taking some of his frustration out on young Curtis Jones just before the half time break and many of the Man Utd players ended on yellow cards after many showed their frustrations with bad or late tackles throughout the game.

In addition to Keita going off, the only other downside in what was a history victor for Liverpool, was the early retirement of James Milner when he seemed to tear a ligament after a slip or over exertion early in the first half.

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Emma Raducanu urged to rehire US Open winning coach as former Grand Slam champion disagrees with decision

Emma Raducanu split with her coach shortly after her US Open win (Picture: Al Bello/Getty Images)Emma Raducanu should not have fired her coach Andrew…

Emma Raducanu urged to rehire US Open winning coach as former Grand Slam champion disagrees with decision

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A Squid Game Advent Calendar exists and here’s where you can buy it

A Squid Game Advent Calendar is available for fans of the Netflix hit this winter, yes really. If you’re a huge fan of the Korean horror drama, then …

A Squid Game Advent Calendar exists and here’s where you can buy it

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Anthony Joshua could be forced to vacate world title if he beats Oleksandr Usyk in rematch and fights Tyson Fury

ANTHONY JOSHUA could be forced to vacate one of the world title belts if he beats Oleksandr Usyk. The Watford boxer suffered his second defeat as a …

Anthony Joshua could be forced to vacate world title if he beats Oleksandr Usyk in rematch and fights Tyson Fury

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What is Plan B – Covid in the UK?

AS Covid infection cases continue to rise, Britain could resort to its Plan B. The Plan B which would see the return of face coverings, work from …

What is Plan B Covid in the UK?

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Furious Alison Hammond slams Steve Allen as ‘disgusting’ for calling Strictly star Tilly Ramsay ‘chubby’

THIS Morning’s Alison Hammond is the latest celebrity to wade into the Tilly Ramsay drama after a broadcaster called her ‘chubby’. The 19-year-old …

Furious Alison Hammond slams Steve Allen as ‘disgusting’ for calling Strictly star Tilly Ramsay ‘chubby’

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Virgin Media customers to get 13 kids TV channels for FREE during half term

MILLIONS of parents are to be given a half term boost as Virgin Media plans to unlock 13 premium kids TV channels. Peppa Pig and Spongebob …

Virgin Media customers to get 13 kids TV channels for FREE during half term

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Beauty fans are raving about Primark’s £10 curling wand that curls ‘way better’ than £100 Beauty Works version

WHEN it comes to hair styling, we’re looking for that sweet spot of finding styling tools that make our hair look fabulous but don’t cost hundreds of…

Beauty fans are raving about Primark’s £10 curling wand that curls ‘way better’ than £100 Beauty Works version

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Jet2 issues holiday warning to all passengers with flight bookings

JET2 has issued an urgent warning to all passengers who currently have a flight booking with the airline. The airline has advised passengers to check…

Jet2 issues holiday warning to all passengers with flight bookings

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Trump to launch new social media platform TRUTH Social – BBC News

Former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a new social media network, called TRUTH Social.
He said the platform would “stand up to the tyranny of big tech”, accusing them of silencing opposing voices in the US.
Social media played a pivotal role in Mr Trump’s bid for the White House and was his favourite means of communication as president.
But Mr Trump was banned from Twitter and suspended from Facebook after his supporters stormed the US Capitol.
Social media firms were under pressure throughout Mr Trump’s presidency to ban him, with his posts criticised as insulting, inflammatory or peddling outright falsehoods.
Last year Twitter and Facebook began deleting some of his posts or labelling them as misleading, such as one in which he said Covid was “less lethal” than the flu.
They took the decision to ban or suspend Mr Trump after the January riots, which followed a speech in which he made baseless claims of electoral fraud.
Responding to the riots, Mr Trump called those at the Capitol “patriots” and showed no sign of accepting the result of the election, prompting Twitter and Facebook to rule that it was too risky to allow him to continue to use their sites.
‘Your favourite president has been silenced’
Since then he and his advisers have hinted that they were planning to create a rival social media site.
Earlier this year, he launched From the Desk of Donald J Trump, which was often referred to as a blog.
The website was permanently shut down less than a month after it launched after attracting only a fraction of the audience he would have expected through established sites.
His senior aide Jason Miller said it was “just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on”.
An early version of his latest venture, TRUTH Social, will be open to invited guests next month, and will have a “nationwide rollout” within the first three months of 2022, according to a statement by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG).
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favourite American President has been silenced,” wrote Mr Trump.
“Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech? Well, we will be soon!” he added.

Donald Trump’s team is making a big deal of this. Yet there’s no indication that the new company has a working platform yet. The new site is just a registration page.
He wants to create a platform that rivals Twitter or Facebook, but that simply won’t happen.
By its very nature the platform is overtly politicised. It is not going to be a talking shop of ideas like Twitter, or a place the whole family is on like Facebook.
What it could be is a more successful version of other ‘free speech’ social media platforms like Parler or Gab.
Donald Trump clearly wants his megaphone back. He thinks this might be his ticket. But if he’s really going to be heard, he needs the Big Tech platforms to let him back on – and that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58990330

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Facebook planning to rebrand the company with name change

Facebook reportedly planning to rebrand the company with name change | Science & Tech News |

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Facebook reportedly planning to rebrand the company with name change | Science & Tech News |

Facebook reportedly planning to rebrand the company with name change | Science & Tech News |

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‘Soft, Squishy Toys’ Come Out Tops This Holiday Season Due To Shipping Squeeze



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It’s no mystery that, over the last couple of decades, a lion’s share of the toys sold in the US and around the world are made in China.

It hasn’t ever really been a problem to get the goods shipped to their destination countries, and this process is described by toymakers Basic Fun chief executive Jay Foreman as “set it and forget it.”

But this year isn’t the same as others, as the world still struggles to get back on its feet from the effects of the pandemic. Supply chain shortages have hit many industries from fizzy drinks to sneakers, and it may not come as a surprise that the toys sector has felt its effects, too.

This isn’t great timing—although it’s never really going to ever be for this sort of things—because more than a year of the pandemic has meant that customers are more likely to want to go all-out this season. A survey by PWC has indicated that customers may spend an average of US$1,447 on gifts this year thanks to extra savings. This is up 20% from last year.

However, ‘out of stock’ signs and empty shelves are almost certain to put a damper on the spending mood.

Shipping containers are among the things that we’re currently seeing a shortage of. Hence, the cost of a 40-foot container from Shanghai to Los Angeles spiked 238% this August, according to CNN. This saw the spot rate of booking a single container reach US$10,229.

But as the end of the year’s festive season draws closer, time has felt tighter than ever. Many decisions relating to holiday sales have to be made by September in order to be fulfiled in time. So, Foreman decided that the best thing to do for the company was to focus on selling “small, squishy toys” this year.

In terms of Basic Fun’s approach, this would mean a pivot away from its Tonka Trucks, and a priority given to smaller toys like Cutetitos, which are little stuffed animals wrapped in a blanket to resemble a burrito.

Essentially, scaling back on large-sized items in favor of being able to fit more of smaller-sized units into the same amount of space.

For example, US$150,000 worth of Mash’ems—soft collectibles depicting popular characters—and US$100,000 worth of Cutetitos can fit into the same container that would be able to take just US80,000 worth of Care Bears and US$40,000 worth of Tonka Trucks.

That’s not to say that these larger toys won’t be available come year end, but it’ll just mean that costs will have to be raised to facilitate them reaching US shores.

“It’s a simple case of how much sales volume fits in the container when containers are hard to come by,” Foreman tells CNN. “I’d rather sell fewer trucks and not have to raise the price exponentially because I’ll sell trucks again next year.”

Other solutions include retail giants like Walmart and Target chartering their own ships to ensure goods come in time. Of course there’s also the option of air freight, but that will come at greater cost to the consumers—and the environment.

[via Yahoo, Image via photo ID 184036374 © Svetlana Day | Dreamstime.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/416231/Soft-Squishy-Toys-Come-Out-Tops-This-Holiday-Season-Due-To-Shipping-Squeeze/

Zoë Kravitz becomes Catwoman Selina Kyle in first look at hotly anticipated DC Comics film The Batman

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Zoë Kravitz becomes Catwoman Selina Kyle in first look at hotly anticipated DC Comics film The Batman

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4th Stimulus Check: Fourth Stimulus Check California: Where is my golden economic stimulus? Dates and how to find out if you are eligible

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4th Stimulus Check: Fourth Stimulus Check California: Where is my golden economic stimulus? Dates and how to find out if you are eligible

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Clubhouse App Updates & News

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Couple transform filthy, smoke-damaged ’70s house, adding £100k to property value

Rebecca painstakingly using a pen to colour the dirty bathroom grout (Picture: Jam Press/@our70shome)A couple who added £100,000 to the value of …

Couple transform filthy, smoke-damaged ’70s house, adding £100k to property value

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Find your purpose advice from Dr John Demartini

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What we say to ourselves matters – Advice from Dr John Demartini on LinkedIn

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Wisdom from Dr John Demartini

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Snapchat Shares New Insights into NBA Fan Engagement in the App

With over half of all basketball fans in the US active on Snapchat, the app presents significant opportunity for tie-in campaigns and promotions. … …

Snapchat Shares New Insights into NBA Fan Engagement in the App

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Harry and Meghan get another job – this time with $1,300,000,000 ‘hippy’ bank

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have joined the Wall Street investment bank Ethic as ‘impact partners’ (Picture: GC Images)Prince Harry and Meghan …

Harry and Meghan get another job – this time with $1,300,000,000 ‘hippy’ bank

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TikTok Shares New Insights into Halloween Engagement Trends

Halloween hype is rising on TikTok, which could present new opportunity for your promotions.https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/tiktok-shares-new-……

TikTok Shares New Insights into Halloween Engagement Trends

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Jack Grealish shakes head after being substituted as England struggle to draw at home to Hungary in World Cup qualifier

Jack Grealish’s body language as he was substituted epitomised England’s disappointing performance as they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to …

Jack Grealish shakes head after being substituted as England struggle to draw at home to Hungary in World Cup qualifier

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‘Tyson Fury beats Anthony Joshua in EVERY department’ – Warren opens door to superfight.. but there’d only be one winner

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‘Tyson Fury beats Anthony Joshua in EVERY department’ – Warren opens door to superfight.. but there’d only be one winner

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