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California Saw Fastest-Ever Increase In Covid-19 Cases During First Week Of November

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California saw coronavirus cases spike more than 50% during the first week of November, making it the fastest-ever increase in the state as the U.S. experiences a dangerous third resurgence of the coronavirus. 

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From November 1 to November 7, the state saw a 51.3% increase in new Covid-19 cases, which is more than the 39.2% increase the state saw in mid-June. 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the virus is spreading broadly throughout the state among every age group and demographic.

Because of the surge, 94% of the state’s population—including Ventura, Santa Clara and Alameda counties—will have to shut down bars, indoor dining, gyms and religious institutions again after moving backwards to the most restrictive tier in the state’s reopening

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Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson Wiped Each Other From Their Instagram Feeds

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Just days after the Daily Mail reported that Cody Simpson was with “rumored new girlfriend” Marloes Stevens, he and his ex, Miley Cyrus, have taken down nearly every photo of each other from their respective Instagram feeds. Fans first noticed that Cyrus unfollowed Simpson at the beginning of the month and neither she nor Simpson have issued any comments on the developments. The two officially broke up three months ago.

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In August 2020, Cyrus appeared on Instagram Live, telling viewers exactly what happened between her and Simpson after rumors started to swirl about their breakup. She stated that she wanted the facts out there,

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‘More people may die,’ Biden says, if Trump goes on blocking pandemic cooperation

WILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday “more people may die” if outgoing President Donald Trump continues blocking a U.S. transition of power as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, and he urged Congress to pass new relief legislation.

Biden said business and labor leaders had signaled willingness to work together to bolster the pandemic-battered U.S. economy but stressed COVID-19 first must be brought under control.

The Democratic president-elect delivered a speech and took questions from reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, after consulting jointly with the CEOs of top U.S. companies and labor leaders on Monday. He welcomed further progress in COVID-19 vaccine development.

Biden will inherit an economy that has suffered millions of job losses during a pandemic that has killed more than 246,000 people in the United States. U.S. COVID-19 cases are surging as Biden prepares to take office on Jan. 20.

“We’re

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Commissioner Cook: Wireless radio benefits first responders, residents – Opinion – Austin American-Statesman

Just as phones connect us to one another, wireless radio communications connect law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics to emergencies.

The Williamson County Radio Communications System ensures every programmed wireless radio worn by a first responder or installed in an emergency vehicle communicates across the county.

An advisory board of representatives from the cities of Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto and Round Rock provides recommendations to the program manager/Williamson County on the system’s overall health, direction and operations.

Other board members include Williamson County commissioners, department officials and Chief Chris Connealy, senior director of Emergency Services.

Each subscriber pays $28.18 per radio per month for use of the system. The revenue-based fund from the more than 4,200 subscribers (total number of radios on the system) provides greater purchasing power, radio interoperability throughout the county, centralized command and control, and priority support for public health and safety.

Interoperability means the ability of

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YOUR PROGRAM IS YOUR TICKET Podcast Welcomes Artistic Stamp to 79th Episode

“Artistic Stamp” takes you on an intimate journey via handwritten correspondence between you and a character in a unique adventure.

YOUR PROGRAM IS YOUR TICKET Podcast Welcomes Artistic Stamp to 79th Episode

Sean Chandler host of the podcast “Your Program Is Your Ticket”, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced the latest episode of its “Act II…Places” series featuring Shelley Butler and West Hyler of the innovative play-by-mail company “Artistic Stamp”. Episode 79 is now available exclusively from the Broadway Podcast Network and wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Find it now at BPN.FM/YPIYT.

“Your Program Is Your Ticket” is a podcast focusing on smaller, more intimate theater works and the people that make them happen. It is important to highlight these works t and integral to the podcast’s mission to feature as many of these productions as possible while still discussing the larger more notorious productions. The “Act II…Places” series emphasizes the reaction and forward planning of various

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Tom Felton Reunites The ‘Harry Potter’ Cast, Including New Dad Rupert Grint!

Tom Felton threw the best virtual reunion to celebrate the 19 year anniversary of Harry Potter.

Through videos and social media, the 33-year-old actor, who played Draco Malfoy in the film franchise, gathered up almost everyone for the reunion to reminisce about the films.

19 years is a very important date, as the epilogue for “Deathly Hallows” happens exactly 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts.

During the virtual reunion, Rupert Grint actually shared a funny story of not being able to keep a straight face during the more somber scenes, like Dumbledore’s funeral.

“I remember on Potter it would always be the most inappropriate scenes, like Dumbledore’s funeral was a particularly bad one,” the new dad shared. “For some reason I found that absolutely hilarious.”

Rupert continued, “Yeah, once you start laughing, it’s very hard to stop. I had a particularly bad reputation, they used to call me

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Hulu will increase the price of its live TV service again on December 18th

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‘Dick Johnson Is Dead’ Wins Top Prize at Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Kirsten Johnson’s playful “Dick Johnson Is Dead” has been named the best nonfiction film of 2020 at the fifth annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, which were announced on Monday morning.Johnson also won the Best Director award for her Netflix film, in which she deals with the impending death of her father by staging his death in a variety of ways.Melissa Haizlip won the Best First Documentary Feature award for “Mr. SOUL!,” while other awards went to “My Octopus Teacher” for cinematography, “Totally Under Control” for editing, “The Way I See It” for music and “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet” for narration.“MLK/FBI” was named Best Archival Documentary, “John Lewis: Good Trouble” Best Historical/Biographical Documentary, “Boys State” Best Political Documentary” and “My Octopus Teacher” Best Science/Nature Documentary.There were two ties: “Ali & Cavett: The Tale of

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How FAs Can Best Serve Grandparents, Parents And Children

By Myra Thomas

When it comes to financial matters, Americans are juggling a lot of issues. They’re attempting to save for their retirements, dealing with debt, paying bills and keeping a close eye on the markets in volatile times.

And then there are the people issues, which complicate things even more. For those who make the financial decisions in families, balancing the needs and sometimes the expenses of children and aging parents can pose a burden. (According to data from the Pew Research Center, more than one in 10 parents in the United States are caring for an adult.[1])

For women, the challenges of this role can be particularly daunting, given lingering gender-based social roles. 

“The majority of caregiver responsibilities still fall to women,” points out Janet Koh, director of practice management at New York Life Investments.

The Women In Between

Women who belong to the “sandwich

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Graham Norton announces new radio project after leaving BBC Radio 2

Photo credit: Christopher Baines - BBC
Photo credit: Christopher Baines – BBC

From Digital Spy

Graham Norton has swapped BBC Radio 2 for Virgin Radio UK after landing a new gig behind the microphone.

The much-loved broadcaster and presenter announced last week that he was stepping down from his role at Radio 2 after a decade of entertaining people’s ear holes.

Now, he’ll front a flagship show for Virgin Radio UK on Saturdays and Sundays.

Photo credit: Christopher Baines - BBC
Photo credit: Christopher Baines – BBC

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Speaking of his new job, Norton said in a statement: “I am excited and a little surprised to be joining Virgin Radio UK in 2021. I was very content where I was but the opportunity to host shows across the weekend seemed too good to miss out on.

“Plus the energy and enthusiasm at Virgin Radio are infectious and I can’t

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Scooter Braun reportedly sells masters to Taylor Swift’s first six albums

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It looks like music manager Scooter Braun is shaking off Taylor Swift’s old masters.

Braun has sold the master rights to Swift’s first six albums, just over a year and a half after he bought them when his Ithaca Holdings LLC acquired Big Machine Label Group and its assets, according to a report from Variety. Braun reportedly sold the catalog for north of $300 million to a currently unknown investment fund in the last few weeks.

Representatives for Big Machine, Braun, and Swift did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

In June of last year, Swift expressed public outrage that Braun had bought the rights to her masters when he acquired Big Machine. Posting on her Tumblr page, Swift called Braun’s acquisition of her masters the “worst case scenario” and said the news made her “sad and grossed out,” in part because she

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