Jesse Lingard is a non-footballing footballer – he won’t be the last
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Jesse Lingard is a non-footballing footballer – he won’t be the last

It’s Jesse Lingard’s birthday. He turns 31 today and, at this stage of his life, he must realise it is not going to be easy shifting some of the perceptions that come from being a non-footballing footballer. For now, at least.Speak to Lingard’s former team-mates and they will talk about a guy who has been popular at all his clubs and played at a level, including a World Cup semi-final, that automatically commands respect among his fellow pros.But it is also a harsh reality that many others will be wondering how a player with Lingard’s record of achievement has spent so long without a club and seems less troubled by that situation than you might assume.Lingard last played competitive football in April, a two-minute substitute appearance for Nottingham Forest against his old club Manchester ...
TikTok’s Bow Trend Gets Absurd
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TikTok’s Bow Trend Gets Absurd

Want to go viral on TikTok right now? Grab some pink ribbon and a random object. A roll of toilet paper, a houseplant, or a kosher dill spear will do. Tie it up in a bow and film it. Post the video online, and voilà.In recent weeks, bows in all the wrong places have become all the rage on the social media platform. Popular TikTok videos have featured ribbons wrapped around a bowl of macaroni and cheese, a knife and a Chick-fil-A order. Another video showed what appeared to be a bowl of cereal at first glance — but instead of cereal, it’s just a bowl of bows.If you can name it, somebody has probably tied a bow on it.The online trend comes in reaction to the recent popularity of bows in fashion and pop culture.Sierra Palian, a 22-year-old nanny in Washington, D.C., recently posted an 8-secon...
Here’s How a Border Deal Could Affect People Seeking Asylum in the U.S.
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Here’s How a Border Deal Could Affect People Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

An urgent bid by the Biden administration to send a fresh infusion of money to Ukraine for its war against Russia has stalled on Capitol Hill as congressional Republicans demand sweeping changes to the immigration system.Bipartisan talks on Capitol Hill to resolve the impasse have focused on the U.S.-Mexico border — and whether the United States can keep using its current system for deciding who is allowed to enter the country and seek asylum.It is a highly charged debate that touches on a bedrock principle that has long been at the center of American immigration policy: that the United States should be a refuge for people who were being persecuted or under threat in their home countries.Here’s what is in play.Why focus on asylum?In recent years, a skyrocketing number of migrants have arri...
New York City Is Offering Free Online Therapy to Teens: Will It Work?
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New York City Is Offering Free Online Therapy to Teens: Will It Work?

For the past month, New York City has been inviting teenagers to participate in one of the biggest experiments in the country aimed at helping struggling adolescents: a program offering free online therapy to all residents ages 13 to 17.The city has entered a three-year, $26 million contract with Talkspace, one of the largest digital mental health care providers. After a parent or legal guardian signs a consent form, teenagers can exchange unlimited messages with an assigned therapist and receive one 30-minute virtual therapy session each month.The rollout of the program, NYC Teenspace, on Nov. 15 took many in the city’s large mental health care community by surprise. In interviews, providers hailed the effort for having made mental health care available to teenagers who otherwise might no...
Is Giants QB Tommy DeVito a flash in the pan, the next Brock Purdy or something in between?
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Is Giants QB Tommy DeVito a flash in the pan, the next Brock Purdy or something in between?

Here are 10 final thoughts on the Giants’ 24-22 win over the Packers while wondering how Tommy DeVito’s family is going to get their tailgate to New Orleans for Sunday’s game against the Saints:DeVito’s upsideThe DeVito story has been amazing for social media memes and for adding fun to a season that had been dismal before the undrafted rookie took over at quarterback. But it’s probably time that the football piece of the story takes some focus away from the pinched-fingers celebration and the cheek-kissing in the stands. Because DeVito has now put together three straight impressive starts. 🤌🤌🤌🤌🤌#EasyToCelebrate | @BudLight pic.twitter.com/bAHT9AIUzE — New York Giants (@Giants) December 12, 2023DeVito has five touchdowns and no interceptions while completing 72.2 percent of his passes duri...
Morning Person? You Might Have Neanderthal Genes to Thank.
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Morning Person? You Might Have Neanderthal Genes to Thank.

Neanderthals were morning people, a new study suggests. And some humans today who like getting up early might credit genes they inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors.The new study compared DNA in living humans to genetic material retrieved from Neanderthal fossils. It turns out that Neanderthals carried some of the same clock-related genetic variants as do people who report being early risers.Since the 1990s, studies of Neanderthal DNA have exposed our species’ intertwined history. About 700,000 years ago, our lineages split apart, most likely in Africa. While the ancestors of modern humans largely stayed in Africa, the Neanderthal lineage migrated into Eurasia.About 400,000 years ago, the population split in two. The hominins who spread west became Neanderthals. Their cousins to the ...
How a Rare Myocarditis Death Caught the Attention of the Anti-Vaccine Movement
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How a Rare Myocarditis Death Caught the Attention of the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Before he received his second shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, there was little reason to think that George Watts Jr. was about to die.He was 24 and showed no obvious health problems. His family said he lived cautiously. He spent most of his time playing video games in his room at his parents’ house in Elmira, a city in south-central New York.That is where he was when he collapsed on Oct. 27, 2021.George Jr.’s mother, Kathy, called 911 and started C.P.R. Paramedics rushed him to the emergency room, where doctors pronounced him dead.What happened?To the family, the answer was instantly obvious. “I blame that damn Covid vaccine,” Ms. Watts said in the hospital’s waiting room after learning her son had died, according to her husband, George Watts Sr.The medical examiner at a New York hospital reac...
Biden Adviser Heads to Israel to Meet With Netanyahu: Live Updates
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Biden Adviser Heads to Israel to Meet With Netanyahu: Live Updates

The main reason Israel’s heavy bombardment of Gaza for nine weeks has not pushed hundreds of thousands of Palestinians into Egypt is that country’s heavily fortified border and Cairo’s ironclad determination to keep it closed.But pressure is building. Israel has been pushing Gaza’s 2.2 million residents relentlessly south as its forces seek to destroy Hamas’s military wing and its infrastructure, and about 85 percent of the population has been displaced. Hundreds of thousands of displaced people are now living in squalid, cramped conditions in Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost region, right along the border with Egypt.The bleak conditions have increased fears that the border with Egypt could be breached, allowing large number of Palestinian refugees to enter Egypt, potentially destabilizing an Ar...
Bank of England Keeps Interest Rates at 5.25%, a 15-Year High
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Bank of England Keeps Interest Rates at 5.25%, a 15-Year High

The Bank of England held interest rates at a 15-year high on Thursday, as policymakers sought to squeeze out inflationary pressures even amid signs of economic slowdown.The bank’s key rate remained at 5.25 percent, following a faster-than-expected retreat in inflation, which dropped below 5 percent in October. Still, the inflation rate was more than double the central bank’s 2 percent target.Troubling to some policymakers and analysts, the rate is also high compared to European neighbors, and workers on average are experiencing relatively fast wage growth, pushing up prices in the services sector. Indications that domestic price pressures remain quite strong mean traders are not expecting the central bank to cut rates until about the middle of next year. The bank’s policymakers were split ...
Digital Reputation Management on Google and in social media networks in Miami (Florida)
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Digital Reputation Management on Google and in social media networks in Miami (Florida)

In the age of the internet, where digital footprints carry substantial weight, a business's online reputation can make or break its success. Professional reputation management has become an integral part of many Miami-based organizations' marketing strategies. Nestled in the sunshine hub of Florida, these agencies specialize in managing a company's online image, primarily focusing on search engines and social media networks. They employ strategic tools and tactics to create and maintain a positive image of businesses online, enhancing their credibility and trustworthiness among potential clients and customers.The-Secret-of-SEO is a reputable firm that excels in monitoring, safeguarding, enhancing, and managing the online reputation of individuals and organizations. With a remarkable track ...