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Shots for shots: New Orleans bars offer vaccines

Health
Bars in New Orleans are doing their part to battle the coronavirus pandemicByThe Associated PressApril 9, 2021, 9:30 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW ORLEANS -- Bars in New Orleans are doing their part to battle the coronavirus pandemic.Local media reported that two of the city’s bars are holding events where patrons can get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.The Dragon’s Den, which is located near the beginning of the music club-lined Frenchmen Street, posted on its Facebook page that Friday evening people could come and get the vaccine and then a complimentary shot. The vaccines are being administered on the median in front of the bar by Crescent Care, a federally qualified health center in the city.Dr. Jason Halperin, an infectious disease exp...
Even luxury brands offer pay later options now

Even luxury brands offer pay later options now

Finance
After electronics, apparel and e-commerce companies, luxury brands like Hugo Boss, Corneliani, Emporio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo are now offering the pay later financing solution to their customers which allows them to receive an item and pay for it in instalments with no interest. The flexible payment option, popularly known as ‘Buy Now Pay Later’, is aimed at attracting younger shoppers towards these brands, which offer the scheme on items priced in the range of Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000. “Majority of consumers look for affordable ways to finance their purchases, it is important that the experience of availing Pay Later EMIs at the point of sale is as seamless as possible,” said Baljinder Paul Singh, director, Unicorn Infosolutions, an Apple Premium Reseller. William Penn, which is giving...
Nearly 50,000 businesses sign up to offer rapid coronavirus testing for their employees

Nearly 50,000 businesses sign up to offer rapid coronavirus testing for their employees

Business
Nearly 50,000 businesses have signed up for the government's free workplace COVID tests, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.The government claims this is a vital step towards restoring normal life after the pandemic. Tests can give a result within 30 minutes - and NHS Test and Trace analysis suggests they have a specificity of at least 99.9%. Mr Hancock said: "We have built a huge asymptomatic testing system from scratch, which is an essential part of our plan to reopen cautiously. "Rapid testing has been rolled out at a vast scale across a range of sectors, and it is fantastic that now over 48,000 businesses have signed up to offer rapid testing to employees."This is a huge step forward in getting businesses back on their feet and helping to keep people safe. ...
Liverpool vs Man City betting offer: Get Reds at 16/1 or City at 11/1 to win with 888 Sport

Liverpool vs Man City betting offer: Get Reds at 16/1 or City at 11/1 to win with 888 Sport

Sports
Liverpool host title rivals Man City on Sunday as the Premier League’s most dominant duo in recent years lock horns again. City are leading the title race this season and this weekend is a great chance for the defending champions to claw their way back into the title race. AFP Liverpool have some catching up to do after losing their last two home games City have won their last 13 games in a row while Liverpool have not won a home game since December 16. 888 Sport are giving punters the chance to get Liverpool to win at 16/1 to win or Man City at 11/1. You can back Man City or Liverpool at a boosted price HERE*. These huge odds are available to new customers only and the maximum bet is £5. Liverpool vs Man City special offe...
To keep backyard animals safe from cats, offer more meat and play

To keep backyard animals safe from cats, offer more meat and play

Science
Feb. 11 (UPI) -- All grains and no play makes Garfield a hangry boy -- and it turns out, hangry cats are a greater threat to local wildlife. To keep small birds, mammals and reptiles safe from local cats, new research suggests caretakers offer their feline friends a diet rich in meat proteins and plenty of playtime. Advertisement According to the new study, published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, play that mimics the act of hunting is especially helpful in quieting the predatory instincts of domestic cats. "While keeping cats indoors is the only sure-fire way to prevent hunting, some owners are worried about the welfare implications of restricting their cat's outdoor access," study co-author Robbie McDonald said in a news release. "Our study shows that -- using entirely non-in...