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Ana de Armas reveals chic new bob as she chops off her long locks after Ben Affleck split

Ana de Armas has unveiled her chic new haircut amid reports she has split up with Ben Affleck (Picture: Getty)Ana de Armas has decided to make a change as she revealed her chic new haircut following news of her split from Ben Affleck. The Knives Out actress and the Batman star are reported to have called time on their relationship after ten months together. In her most recent public appearance, the 32-year-old actress revealed she’s undergone one of the classic breakup transformations by chopping off her long locks. Ana took part in a YouTube stream that saw guests share kind words about her close friend Claudia Alvariño (Muma). In the clip (starting around 1h 23 mins), the actress showed off her fringed bob as she sported a plain white tee and a gold watch. The virtual ap...

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List: Highest winds overnight in Bay Area, topping out at 97 mph

The forecast high winds arrived late Monday across much of California, and in the Bay Area gusts of almost 100 mph were recorded. At 4 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported these peak speeds (in mph) from the previous three hours: 97, the Geysers, Sonoma County 95, top of Pine Flat Road, Sonoma County 84, Mount Diablo 82, Mount St. Helena 78, Mount Umunhum 75, Mission Peak 74, Healdsburg hills 67, Fay Hill, Moraga 66, Gunsight Fire Road, Marin County 66, Blackhawk A high wind warning has been extended until 10 a.m. Tuesday for areas above 1,000 feet in the North Bay, East Bay and counties of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. Related Articles Map: PG&E power outages across Bay Area amid high winds Map: PG&E announces outages in...

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Edu reveals Arsenal are considering ending Lucas Torreira’s loan with Atletico Madrid

Edu says Arsenal are exploring their options with Lucas Torreira (Getty)Arsenal’s technical director Edu has warned Atletico Madrid that Lucas Torreira’s loan deal could be terminated if the midfielder indicates that he is unhappy. The Uruguay international has started just two games for Atletico in La Liga this season and has struggled to secure a regular role under Diego Simeone. The Gunners are now considering ending Torreira’s loan, with reports claiming that they are unhappy with Atletico over their handling of the midfielder. Valencia are understood to have opened talks with Arsenal over a potential loan deal for the 24-year-old for the remainder of the season. And Edu admits Arsenal will look for Torreira to change clubs if he is not happy with his current situation at...

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The public relations industry is going through big changes — here’s the latest on pay, hiring, and hot growth areas

Summary List PlacementThe public relations industry is going through big changes as PR firms invest more in data and analytics to prove the value of their services to clients and fend off competition. They're also expanding into hot new areas like creative, digital, and ecommerce services. Some have begun rehiring and restoring pay cuts after making cutbacks in the pandemic and taking advantage of booming areas like financial communications and diversity, equity, and inclusion, creating lucrative if high-pressure jobs. Business Insider has been tracking all these trends at some of the largest PR firms including Edelman, Weber Shandwick, and Sard Verbinnen, and rounded up our coverage, including the hot practice areas that are boosting firms' revenue, how to get hired, and compensation. ...

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Topshop owner Arcadia to permanently shut another 31 stores

Another 714 people will lose their jobs as a result of the latest set of closures (Picture: EPA)Fashion empire Arcadia is set to permanently shut 31 stores by the end of this month. Sir Philip Green’s retail empire collapsed into administration at the start of December and the latest set of closures will result in the loss of 714 more jobs. Arcadia, which employs around 13,000 people and boasted 444 UK stores, became the latest company hammered by the pandemic. It is understood that the latest round of cuts will include the closure of all 21 of the group’s Outfit shops. Outfit, which was acquired by Mr Green’s company from Sears in 1999, sells all of Arcadia’s retail brands in out-of-town destinations for shoppers. Arcadia and Deloitte declined to comment on the closure up...

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Weld County DA won’t prosecute cases involving Fort Lupton officer acquitted in manslaughter case

The Weld County district attorney is refusing to prosecute cases involving a Fort Lupton police officer who was acquitted last year in the killing of an unarmed 46-year-old man, calling the officer a “danger to my community.” The conflict between District Attorney Michael Rourke and the Fort Lupton Police Department has spilled over into the courtroom, with judges now tasked with determining whether cases involving Officer Zachary Helbig can continue against Rourke’s objections. And the dispute has led to Fort Lupton leaving Weld County’s Critical Incident Response Team, which investigates police shootings and uses or force. In an Aug. 14 letter to the Fort Lupton police chief, Rourke said he “cannot in good conscience have my office file a case in which an essential witness was indicted b

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Colorado renters doing better than most at paying the monthly bill

Colorado landlords did much better than landlords in other states when it came to collecting the full amount of rent last month, making it likely evictions here won’t be as severe as those elsewhere in the months to come, according to a survey from TurboTenant, a rental management software provider. Nationally, only 54% of landlords reported collecting the full rent last month, while in Colorado, 77% of landlords received a full rent payment. Several large states were below the U.S. average, including New York at only 32% of full rent collected, Illinois at 39% and California at 48%. Monthly surveys from TurboTenant have shown a steady deterioration in rent collections and a big spike in non-payments last month. Back in April, May and June, nearly eight in 10 tenants nationally were able t

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Natalie Mordovtseva Bullies Mike Youngquist on 90 Day Fiance: You’re Fat, Stupid, and Low-Class!!

Viewers could scarcely believe their eyes on this week's 90 Day Fiance. Natalie Mordovtseva and Mike Youngquist greeted each other warmly when he got home after his long commute from work. Quickly, as "they" planned their dinner, things soured after Natalie vetoed everything that Mike wanted. Things took a cruel twist when Natalie began berating Mike about his diet -- mandated by her -- and taunting him about his weight, his intelligence. After a frantic day of insecurely rifling through the house to find the engagement ring that she once threw back at Mike, Natalie was calm when he arrived home. Mike has a lengthy commute to and from work, driving for several hours every single day. He was tired but happy to get home to his fiancee and looking forward to sharing dinner wi...

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Caltech removes the names of six eugenicists from its campus, including founder

Caltech will scrub the names of six eugenicists, including its founding president Robert A. Millikan, from campus buildings and other dedications, according to a university announcement. “The decision of the Board of Trustees is one of seminal importance to Caltech’s future,” Caltech President Thomas Rosenbaum said in a statement. “Renaming buildings is a symbolic act, but one that has real consequences in creating a diverse and inclusive environment. It is an act that helps define who we are and who we strive to be.” Millikan — alongside Harry Chandler, Ezra Gosney, William Munro, Henry Robinson and Albert Ruddock — were proponents of the eugenics movement. The discredited and racist philosophy was adopted by Nazi Germany, which its leaders used to justify the systemic murders of 6 millio

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US records 400,000 COVID-19 deaths as it continues to slow-walk its vaccination drive

Summary List PlacementThe US passed 400,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, according to trackers from NBC News and Worldometer. The news comes as many states struggles to vaccinate people in line with government targets, and follows news on Monday that California had become the first US state to pass 3 million deaths. A year on from the start of the pandemic, the US remains the world's worst-affected country by a substantial margin. And despite developing coronavirus vaccines in record time last year, the US's efforts to vaccinate its population have been patchy and stunted. President Donald Trump's administration launched "Operation Warp Speed" in May 2020 to help develop a vaccine, and planned to administer it to 100 million people within 100 days after it was approved. However, fewer t...

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She Was Fired From Taco Bell For Being in Porn

Courtesy Lonna WellsLonna Wells was in the bathroom doing her hair and makeup when she received a call that she won’t soon forget. “Hey, I just want to let you know that your job here is done, and I’m very sorry to have to let you go,” the voice on the other end of the line said. When she asked what she’d done wrong, the person claimed that a customer had lodged a formal complaint that there was a woman working the drive-thru who was doing internet porn, and as a God-fearing Christian they didn’t feel comfortable giving the establishment their business. It was 7:30 a.m., just 30 minutes before she was supposed to clock in, and Wells was in a state of shock. She had just been fired from her local Taco Bell after less than week on the job, in the middle of a deadly pandemic, for being a sex...

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Southern California health providers scramble to isolate Moderna vaccine tied to bad reactions

Hundreds of health providers all over the state, including some in Southern California, have received doses from a specific lot of Moderna vaccine tied to about six serious reactions in San Diego last week. On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, hospitals were scanning their records to determine if they had received doses from the batch tied to those reactions, and, if so, how many doses were already in people’s arms and how many had to be pulled from inventory until more is understood about what happened. Those who’ve already received Moderna shots can check their vaccination cards to see which lot their dose came from. The batch under investigation is Moderna Lot 041L20A, according to California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan. If anyone has problems or questions, they should conta

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FBI raids home of California activist who initially admitted, later denied taking part in Capitol siege

The FBI on Monday searched the Huntington Beach apartment of a well-known far-right activist who initially claimed in a video that he participated in the siege earlier this month at the U.S. Capitol, then backtracked as he became the target of death threats. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, confirmed that an FBI SWAT team executed a search warrant around 10 a.m. at an apartment on Viewpoint Lane. She did not release the identify of the resident named in the search warrant. However, public records show that right-wing activist Kristopher Martin, 32, resides at the address. One person, whose identity was not released, was at the residence and was cooperative, she said. Undisclosed evidence was seized but no arrests were made. Photos circulating Monday on

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Bugatti Is Only Making ONE of These $1 Million Blacked-Out Watches

Twin Turbo Furious Bugatti La Montre NoireYou’ve got a $3 million Bugatti Chiron in the garage. The pinnacle of hyper sports cars, it’s the fastest, most powerful, and exclusive production vehicle in Bugatti’s 110-year history—“a unique masterpiece of art, form and technique, that pushes boundaries beyond imagination,” as the marque puts it. So what do you wear on your wrist? Even a Patek Philippe doesn’t quite cut it.  La Voiture NoireSo in 2019 Bugatti signed a partnership with Jacob & Co., the diamond-studded watch brand created by jeweler-to-the-stars Jacob Arabo, who counts the likes of Jay-Z, Drake and Cristiano Ronaldo as clients.  Though Jacob & Co. is quickly becoming an icon of avant-garde ultra-luxury watchmaking, with its latest creation for Bugatti, Arabo has shown tha

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