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Coronavirus: Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish to play home-made benefit concerts

Coronavirus: Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish to play home-made benefit concerts

Entertainment
Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys will play a benefit concert with a difference to raise funds for those facing hardship as coronavirus spreads.The socially-distanced stars will sing live from their own living rooms in a one-hour charity special to be hosted by Sir Elton John on Sunday.The following day, Eilish will appear alongside BTS, Dua Lipa and others on another televised fundraising show.They will star on a special edition of James Corden's Late Late Show. Broadcasting from his garage, the British host will link up with BTS in South Korea, Dua Lipa in London, Andrea Bocelli in Italy, and Eilish, her brother Finneas O'Connell and John Legend in Los Angele...
This trendy tax play is making its way to financial advisors

This trendy tax play is making its way to financial advisors

Finance
Goodboy Picture CompanyA hot tax-advantaged opportunity is making the rounds among financial advisors.Just make sure you don't overlook the risks.The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect in 2018, established so-called qualified opportunity zones — economically disadvantaged areas across the country.Funds specializing in qualified opportunity zones allow people to invest in these communities and receive a raft of tax advantages if they hold the investment for a minimum of five years.Investors have put $ 6.72 billion into these funds as of Jan. 9, according to data from Novogradac. The accounting firm, which specializes in real estate, surveyed 292 funds.Word of these investments is also trickling down to financial advisors and their clients.For instance, registered investment advis
Kyle Shanahan: 49ers must play 60 minutes to stop Chiefs, ‘freak’ Patrick Mahomes

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers must play 60 minutes to stop Chiefs, ‘freak’ Patrick Mahomes

Sports
MIAMI, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said his team must play hard for the entire 60 minutes of Super Bowl LIV if they hope to contain Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. "All good quarterbacks are tough to beat and plan for and Patrick is as good as anyone," Shanahan said at Super Bowl Opening Night Monday at Marlins Park in Miami. "When you have the arm strength he has and athletic ability he has, there is not one throw he can't make. "He can create stuff and play in the pocket and play in a rhythm like a true pocket passer and when stuff breaks down he can be a freak and creative." Mahomes showed his freakish features by leading the Chiefs out of a 24-0 hole to win their first game this postseason against the Houston Texans. He threw three more to...
Wolf puppies unexpectedly play fetch with researchers

Wolf puppies unexpectedly play fetch with researchers

Science
Jan. 16 (UPI) -- To the surprise of scientists, wolf puppies learned to play fetch in response to verbal cues from a human researcher. The unexpected phenomenon was described this week in the journal iScience. Dogs are thought to be unique in their propensity to interpret and respond to human cues, but while testing and observing the behavior of wolf pups, researchers were surprised to find the untrained puppies spontaneously retrieved a ball in response to verbal commands. "I watched the test in real time from another room. In the first two litters the two first years of the study, none of the wolves showed interest in the ball," lead researcher Christina Hansen Wheat, a behavioral ecologist at Stockholm University in Sweden, told UPI in an email. "I did not think much of it at the time...
Apple, Google and Amazon decide to ‘play nice’ over smart home tech

Apple, Google and Amazon decide to ‘play nice’ over smart home tech

Technology
The highly competitive tech giants Apple, Google and Amazon have announced they are teaming up in an effort to make smart home tech easier to use.The firms, along with the Zigbee Alliance, will work together so that smart home products are compatible with many different smartphones and voice assistants.Ikea is among other companies involved.One analyst said the move was a "surprise" and showed the companies were willing to "play nice".In recent years, the tech giants have been fiercely vying for dominance over smart home tech - with Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant often considered to have carved up the lion's share of products.Manufacturers have often had to choose a particular voice assistant with which to make their device compatible - a smart speak...