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David Beckham backs meals campaign for coronavirus key workers

David Beckham backs meals campaign for coronavirus key workers

Entertainment
David Beckham is supporting a campaign to provide meals for key workers and healthcare staff during the COVID-19 pandemic - and has also spoken about the benefits of exercise during lockdown.Like many celebrities, the football star is doing his bit to help good causes as the coronavirus outbreak continues. After supporting the #clapforcarers campaign, he is now backing One Million Meals, which has been providing thousands of hot and healthy meals to workers around the country.The organisation is appealing for donations following a surge in demand caused by the increasing number of patients being admitted with COVID-19.Hospitals including Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Savernake Community Hospital Wiltshire, Watford General Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Birmingham City Hospital, and Epsom...
IRS backs down and won’t require Social Security recipients to file tax returns for stimulus checks

IRS backs down and won’t require Social Security recipients to file tax returns for stimulus checks

Finance
shot of social security cardKameleon007People who receive Social Security benefits and who do not submit tax returns will not have to file in order to get a government stimulus check.The announcement by the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday night reverses earlier guidance that said those people would have to file simple returns in order to get paid."Social Security recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return need to take no action, and will receive their payment directly to their bank account," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a statement.The agencies will use information from Social Security beneficiaries' 1099 documents – Form SSA-1099 or Form RRB-1099 – for those individuals who do not have 2018 or 2019 tax returns on record."
HS2: Chancellor Sajid Javid backs project ahead of crucial meeting

HS2: Chancellor Sajid Javid backs project ahead of crucial meeting

Business
Sajid Javid has decided to throw his support behind HS2 ahead of a key meeting with Boris Johnson later.The chancellor is expected to tell the PM he supports the controversial London to Birmingham rail link after studying Treasury analysis of its impact, as first reported by the Financial Times.A leaked report has suggested the project could cost almost double the £56bn originally expected in 2015.Mr Johnson has said MPs can expect a decision "very shortly".No 10 said a final decision on the rail link would not be taken on Thursday - although the meeting, also involving Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, is expected to go a long way to coming up with a decision about whether to back the project.The BBC's political editor Laura Kue
Ex-NFL star DeMarco Murray to become Oklahoma running backs coach

Ex-NFL star DeMarco Murray to become Oklahoma running backs coach

Sports
Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former NFL star DeMarco Murray has been named the running backs coach for the Oklahoma Sooners football team. Oklahoma announced the hire Monday. Murray, 31, played for the Sooners from 2007 to 2010 before he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The three-time Pro Bowl selection last played in the NFL during the 2017 season for the Tennessee Titans. Murray served as the running backs coach at Arizona in 2019. He was a TV analyst in 2018 for Fox Sports. "This is very surreal," Murray said. "Obviously I never thought I'd be back coaching at the place where it all started for me. Having the opportunity to come back and be among great coaches and be with some of the people I grew up with is exciting. I'm thankful for the opportunity co...
Microsoft arm backs ‘kidtech’ start-up SuperAwesome

Microsoft arm backs ‘kidtech’ start-up SuperAwesome

Business
The venture capital arm of Microsoft, the American technology behemoth, is to buy a stake in a six-year-old British company which produces software to protect children online.Sky News has learnt that M12 - which was previously called Microsoft Ventures - is close to striking a deal to become a shareholder in SuperAwesome. The transaction, which is expected to be confirmed next month, will represent a big milestone for SuperAwesome.Set up in 2013 by Dylan Collins, the company has attracted business from some of the world's biggest advertisers to children amid increasingly strict regulation.Multinationals including Kellogg's, Mattel, Nintendo and Unilever are among the brands listed on SuperAwesome's website as clients of the British start-up. ...