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Justin Duggar, 18, and wife Claire, 20, buy home in Texas

Teenage newlywed Justin Duggar is putting down roots — over 350 miles away from the rest of his family.

Seven months after the the 18-year-old reality star and his wife Claire, 20, tied the knot, the pair appear to have officially decided to settled down near her parents in rather than his in .

According to , the baby-faced husband and wife have purchased a 737-square-foot two bedroom, one bathroom house estimated to be worth $134,700 in Fort Worth, Texas, a short drive from Claire’s parents, the Spiveys.

Settling down: Teenage newlywed Justin Duggar is putting down roots — over 350 miles away from the rest of his family

Settling down: Teenage newlywed Justin Duggar is putting down roots — over 350 miles away from the rest of his family

Home sweet home: The baby-faced husband and wife have purchased a 737-square-foot two bedroom, one bathroom house estimated to be worth $134,700 in Fort Worth, Texas

Home sweet home: The baby-faced husband and wife have purchased a 737-square-foot two bedroom, one bathroom house estimated to be worth $134,700 in Fort Worth, Texas

Price: The home was purchased on September 9, with the deed listing a a general purchase price of just $10. According to The Sun, sale amounts are not public record in Texas

Price: The home was purchased on September 9, with the deed listing a a general purchase price of just $10. According to The Sun, sale amounts are not public record in Texas

Fixer-upper! Photos show walls in need of a paint job, old carpeting, and outdated kitchen appliances

Fixer-upper! Photos show walls in need of a paint job, old carpeting, and outdated kitchen appliances

The home was purchased on September 9, with the deed listing a a general purchase price of just $10. According to The Sun, sale amounts are not public record in Texas. 

However, Realtor.com estimates the home to be worth $134,700, while Zillow puts the number at $133,300. It was last listed in 2015-2016 for $74,500.

The house has what appears to be a one-car garage and a backyard and looks like it needs a bit of work.

Photos show walls in need of a paint job, old carpeting, outdated kitchen appliances, a bathroom with a broken toilet seat, and lots of wiring along the outside of the house.

Justin moved to Texas to live with Claire after the pair married, though it’s unclear if they have been living in their own property or her parents’ house since then.

It’s also not clear whether or not they were helped with the purchase of the house.

Cost: Realtor.com estimates the home to be worth $134,700, while Zillow puts the number at $133,300. It was last listed in 2015-2016 for $74,500

Cost: Realtor.com estimates the home to be worth $134,700, while Zillow puts the number at $133,300. It was last listed in 2015-2016 for $74,500

Elbow grease: The house has what appears to be a one-car garage and a backyard and looks like it needs a bit of work

Elbow grease: The house has what appears to be a one-car garage and a backyard and looks like it needs a bit of work

In the family: It's also not clear whether or not they were helped with the purchase of the house

In the family: It’s also not clear whether or not they were helped with the purchase of the house

A leg up? Justin's father Jim Bob has helped several of his siblings find homes, allowing many of them use of properties he owns

A leg up? Justin’s father Jim Bob has helped several of his siblings find homes, allowing many of them use of properties he owns

Certainly, Justin’s father Jim Bob has helped several of his siblings find homes, allowing many of them use of properties he owns. 

Most recently, he gave son Jedidah, 22, a $365,000 house upon his engagement to now-wife Katey, 22. The 2,180-square-foot home, which sits on 5.78 acres of land, was quite the wedding gift to Jed and Katey, who tied the knot in April. 

Justin’s new home made need a bit of work, but he seems up for the challenge, having flipped at least one home already.

In December of 2020, he purchased a home from his father, Jim Bob, for just $1, and sold it three months later for $195,000. (Jim Bob had paid $35,500 for it in May 2020.)  

‘Fixer upper house almost complete!!’ Justin wrote in September of 2020 amid renovating the property. 

Unlike some of his older siblings — including Jill and her husband Derick Dillard, and Jinger and her husband Jeremy Vuolo — Justin hasn’t spoken out publicly about oldest brother Josh’s arrest on charges relating to child sexual abuse material.

Puppy love: Justin and Claire married earlier this year, two years after they met

Puppy love: Justin and Claire married earlier this year, two years after they met

Puppy love: Justin and Claire married earlier this year, two years after they met

Flipper: Justin's new home made need a bit of work, but he seems up for the challenge, having flipped at least one home already

Flipper: Justin’s new home made need a bit of work, but he seems up for the challenge, having flipped at least one home already

He did it before! In December of 2020, he purchased a home from his father, Jim Bob, for just $1, and sold it three months later for $195,000. (Jim Bob had paid $35,500 for it in May 2020)

He did it before! In December of 2020, he purchased a home from his father, Jim Bob, for just $1, and sold it three months later for $195,000. (Jim Bob had paid $35,500 for it in May 2020)

'Fixer upper house almost complete!!' Justin wrote in September of 2020 amid renovating the property

‘Fixer upper house almost complete!!’ Justin wrote in September of 2020 amid renovating the property

According to the indictment against Josh, he is alleged to have downloaded child sexual abuse material online in May 2019. 

When the raid was carried out and before Josh knew what authorities were investigating, he had allegedly asked agents: ‘What is this about? Has someone been downloading child pornography?’

Josh was asked about having child porn in his possession and he allegedly responded: ‘I’d rather not answer that question.’

Some of the material he is accused of possessing shows children under the age of 12, and Homeland Security special agent Gerald Faulkner described some of the content as ‘in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.’

His computer was reportedly equipped with a dark web browser that could have let him anonymously search for child porn. The Tor browser would have allowed the him to bypass anti-porn software called Covenant Eyes that Anna installed to monitor what her husband downloaded. 

Disgusting: Justin hasn't spoken out publicly about oldest brother Josh's arrest on charges relating to child sexual abuse material

Disgusting: Justin hasn’t spoken out publicly about oldest brother Josh’s arrest on charges relating to child sexual abuse material

Out: Josh, 33, was indicted on federal charges in April stemming from a 2019 raid that turned up a trove of images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children

Out: Josh, 33, was indicted on federal charges in April stemming from a 2019 raid that turned up a trove of images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children

The files were first flagged by a detective in Little Rock before allegedly being traced to Josh’s car dealership. The IP address of the computer was also linked to Josh’s dealership.

The Duggars have been mostly quiet on the matter, though sources have said that Anna is steadfastedly sticking by her man — and feuding with in-laws Jim Bob and Michelle over where the blame lies.

The arrest — coming six years after Josh’s previous molestation of his younger sisters came to light — was the final nail in the coffin for the family’s reality TV show, Counting On, which was cancelled by TLC.

The show’s cancellation may put some of the Duggar children in financially precarious positions.

Family drama — and being one of 19 — may have factored into Justin’s move several states away to Texas, where he’s joined Claire’s family. Claire is one of just six children.

Gettin' frisky! Justin and Claire married in February and shared footage of what may have been their first kiss

Gettin’ frisky! Justin and Claire married in February and shared footage of what may have been their first kiss

Never been kissed! They tied the knot in Texas in front of at least 100 guests on Friday and, if they followed Duggar traditions, shared their first kiss ever at the altar

Never been kissed! They tied the knot in Texas in front of at least 100 guests on Friday and, if they followed Duggar traditions, shared their first kiss ever at the altar

Never been kissed! They tied the knot in Texas in front of at least 100 guests on Friday and, if they followed Duggar traditions, shared their first kiss ever at the altar

Full-frontal at last! The Duggars adhere to strict rules when it comes to dating, limiting their physical contact to brief side-hugs - so as to avoid full-body contact - before marriage

Full-frontal at last! The Duggars adhere to strict rules when it comes to dating, limiting their physical contact to brief side-hugs – so as to avoid full-body contact – before marriage

Victory! The pair are seen walking back down the aisle after saying 'I do,' with some of Justin's older brothers seen as groomsmen in the background

Victory! The pair are seen walking back down the aisle after saying ‘I do,’ with some of Justin’s older brothers seen as groomsmen in the background

Shortly after saying ‘I do’ earlier this year, Justin and Claire shared a clip of a video by wedding videographer Gabriel Johnson, which offered a look at the couple canoodling immediately after their nuptials — including their first kiss at the altar.

The clip and photos from the big day show Justin a navy suit, a moss green tie, and a white rose boutonniere.

Claire, meanwhile, wore a tiered A-line lace gown by Allure bridals, which she appears to have had fitted with an additional modesty panel of lace above the neckline. Her hair was done in a loose braid woven with roses. 

The video captures the pair walking arm-in-arm outside at sunset, and posing together with Claire’s hand on Justin’s chest and Justin’s hand on the small of her back — a sexually tempting position they’d have been banned from taking just hours before.

But the real thrill came inside, seconds after a pastor officially wed the couple: Allowed to kiss for the fist time, Justin put his hands on either side of Claire’s face and went in for the prize.

Claire, who had her arms around his back, burung langka followed up the quick smooch with a hug.

They did it! The couple announced their newlywed status shortly after they said 'I do'

They did it! The couple announced their newlywed status shortly after they said ‘I do’

On camera: They shared a preview clip of a video by wedding videographer Gabriel Johnson, which offered a look at the couple canoodling immediately after their nuptials

On camera: They shared a preview clip of a video by wedding videographer Gabriel Johnson, which offered a look at the couple canoodling immediately after their nuptials

The Duggars, who are fundamentalist Christians, adhere to strict rules when it comes to dating, limiting their physical contact to brief side-hugs — so as to avoid full-body contact — until they are engaged.

Once engaged, many of them graduate to hand holding, but still save any more touching — including full-frontal hugs first kisses — until they are married.   

Though Justin and Claire haven’t confirmed that they, too, followed those rules, fans assume that they remained equally chaste until their nuptials. 

The wedding video also showed a glimpse at Justin’s groomsmen, who included his brothers James, Jason, and John David, as well as brother-in-law Austin Forsyth.

‘Today we have started a journey together that God crafted long before we ever knew it was meant to be. We are so thankful for the love of C in November.

The announcement had remarkable timing, given that Justin only reached the legal age to marry without parental permission the day before, November 16. (In Arkansas, children can marry at age 17 with parental consent.) 

‘There is nothing comparable to finding the one you are meant to spend your life with. We know we have found that in each other,’ the couple said in a joint statement. ‘We cannot wait to be married and are looking forward to a life together of faith in Christ, love for one another, and happiness!’

The couple posed together for an engagement shoot, which included images of Claire’s diamond ring. 

Hot and bothered! Jill Duggar's husband Derick Dillard told fans that the reason members of their family marry so young and so quickly is because they're in a hurry to have sex

Hot and bothered! Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard told fans that the reason members of their family marry so young and so quickly is because they’re in a hurry to have sex

In a hurry! He shared the blunt reason when an Instagram commenter remarked on how young Jill's brother Justin - who just announced his engagement -is

In a hurry! He shared the blunt reason when an Instagram commenter remarked on how young Jill’s brother Justin – who just announced his engagement -is

What's that hand signal supposed to mean? Jill replied to Derick's comment with emojis showing her agreement

What’s that hand signal supposed to mean? Jill replied to Derick’s comment with emojis showing her agreement

‘So excited to announce that we are engaged!!’ Justin wrote on Instagram. ‘I will never forget the look on her face when I slid the ring on her finger. We look forward to the day that we get to begin the rest of our lives together!’

Shortly after the announcement, a commenter on big sister Jill’s Instagram asked why they — meaning the Duggars — ‘rush to marry.’ 

‘Amazingly surprised that your brother is 17 [sic] and engaged!!! Why do you guys rush to marry life [sic]. He’s a kid and Claire too!!!’ they wrote. 

Derick, 31, offered a surprisingly frank answer: ‘Because we want to have sex.’ 

Though Jill didn’t explicitly confirm what Derick said, she did reply with a tongue-out smiley face emoji and an OK hand sign.

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COVID-19 vaccine mandate: Here’s the latest on who’s required to have proof of vaccination

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Federal employees are now required to be fully vaccinated. 

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For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the and websites.

Federal and local vaccine mandates are slated to kick in shortly across the US. yet, which will require people age 12 and older to be fully vaccinated before entering public indoor places, starting Nov. 4. While a is probably not near, in California, a judge  for prison guards and staff. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says all students, elementary through high school, will be  once it’s fully approved for those age groups. (Currently, Pfizer’s full approval extends to those 16 years and older.)

So far, the mandates are working as more people are getting vaccinated. For example, meat processor Tyson Foods now has a among its employees. New York teachers have reached a . But there’s also opposition from some groups: A New York state mandate that all health care workers be vaccinated, with no religious exemptions, has sparked multiple legal challenges and . Some students have reportedly due to the mandates.

President Joe Biden is seeking to put pressure on about 80 million more Americans to get vaccinated. Roughly  from COVID-19, and vaccination rates have slowed despite the uptick in  cases. Meanwhile,  of people hospitalized with a COVID-19 diagnosis between June and August this year were unvaccinated. 

We’ll explain who’s required to get COVID-19 vaccines under the new administration plan. If you’re already fully vaccinated and waiting to get a , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee has . Also, here’s the latest on  and .

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Everyone affected by the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Announcing “a new plan to require more Americans to be vaccinated to combat those blocking public health,” Biden rolled out his administration’s Path Out of the Pandemic program, which aims to increase the vaccination rate by requiring shots across public and private sectors. Roughly 80 million Americans who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine have not been vaccinated. And as of July, , who also make up 97% of hospitalizations.

Here’s who’s required to be vaccinated under the plan:

  • Employers with 100 or jenis burung dunia more employees will be required to have their employees either be fully vaccinated or get tested weekly to come to work. Biden said the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration would implement the requirements that would . 
  • Federal workers and employees of contractors that do business with the federal government will be required to be vaccinated.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services will require vaccinations in Head Start Programs, as well as schools run by the Department of Defense and the Bureau of Indian Education. 
  • Workers in health care facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, including hospitals and home health agencies, will also have to be fully vaccinated.
  • Individuals applying to become lawful permanent US residents must be fully vaccinated,  on Sept. 14. 

 also calls on state officials to make vaccinations mandatory for teachers and school staff. And the president called on entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter their facilities. The administration is also upping fines for those who fail to wear masks on airplanes, trains and buses. 

Who opposes the mandate? 

Since the White House announced new federal  mandates affecting roughly two-thirds of the US workforce, or up to 100 million people, it’s  from congressional Republicans, as well as state and local officials. 

the administration’s new policies. Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the senior Republican on the House of Representatives committee overseeing health policy, said Biden “.” The Republican National Committee has vowed to over the vaccine mandate.

A  on Sept. 17 shows that unvaccinated people were over 10 times more likely to become hospitalized or die from COVID-19, according to data from April through July: “Getting vaccinated protects against severe illness from COVID-19, including the delta variant.”

Some companies that fall under the new vaccine mandate are facing challenges and questions about compliance and implementation of the policy, according to . For example, businesses have to figure out who will be responsible for covering the cost of testing unvaccinated employees and whether they can authorize exemptions. 

Companies with employee vaccination mandates 

Several companies have announced plans for mandatory vaccinations, including airlines, cruise lines, concert halls, health care facilities and restaurants. Some of the requirements may include mask and testing guidelines, and some may only apply to employees traveling internationally, working in the office or having face-to-face interactions with customers. If any of these apply to you, check with your employer for more details. 

Here are some of the companies that have announced vaccination requirements for employees:

  • Amtrak
  • AT&T
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Lyft
  • McDonald’s
  • Microsoft
  • NBCUniversal
  • Netflix
  • Salesforce
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Twitter
  • Tyson Foods
  • Uber
  • United Airlines
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Vaccine mandates for those in the US military and police 

In August, that all 1.3 million active-duty service members will need to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. The directive covers all active-duty members of the Armed Forces or in the Ready Reserve, including the National Guard. The Department of Defense will make Pfizer shots accessible on military installations around the world. Service members who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines will still be considered fully vaccinated. There are some exemptions, including one for religious reasons, but they . 

In response to several cities requiring law enforcement officers to get vaccinated, police associations have come out openly against vaccine mandates. In Oregon, for example, to block a state-level vaccine requirement. 

Right now, members of the military are already — up to 17 total vaccines — depending on where they’re deployed.

Cities, states and universities that have vaccine mandates 

Several states, including California and New York, require state employees to be vaccinated. Additionally, several cities, like New York City and San Francisco, require proof of vaccination for inside dining, gyms and other indoor activities. Starting Thursday, Oct. 7, Los Angeles County will to enter indoor bars, nightclubs, breweries and wineries. This could eventually be extended to all public indoor places for everyone eligible to get the vaccine.

Nine states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have vaccination requirements for staff in K-12 schools.

More than  are also requiring vaccines for students who plan to take in-person classes. 

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Some cities require proof of vaccination to participate in indoor activities. 

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Other vaccines that are mandated in the US

A federal vaccine mandate is not new. In 1977, for example, the federal government to vaccinate up to 90% of the nation’s children against seven diseases:

  • Diphtheria
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus

, with exemptions varying from state to state. Most follow the for children.

States that are banning COVID-19 vaccination requirements

At least , prohibit proof-of-vaccination requirements. That means businesses, schools and local government institutions can’t enforce a vaccine mandate. (The same goes for .) The prohibitions went into effect through either legislation or executive orders.

The latest came from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who on Monday banning all state entities, including private employers, from enforcing vaccine mandates.

Some governors are trying to prevent private employers, as well as the state, from requiring vaccines, . Some are also trying to prevent the use of , which show proof that you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more information, here’s what to know about  among the fully vaccinated. Also, here’s what we know about the .

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Jessica Brown Findlay at Munich – The Edge of War premiere reception 

showcased her incredible style at the post premiere reception for Munich – The Edge of War on Wednesday. 

The actress, 32, made a leggy display in a white shirt dress and a black cape style blazer during the 65th  at Kettner’s Townhouse in .  

The beauty- who plays Pamela Legat in the movie – completed her outfit with open toe heels and a mesh black scarf. 

Wow! Jessica Brown Findlay showcased her incredible style at the post premiere reception for Munich - The Edge of War on Wednesday

Wow!Jessica Brown Findlay showcased her incredible style at the post premiere reception for Munich – The Edge of War on Wednesday

Her brunette locks were styled in soft curls and her glam makeup enhanced her striking features.  

Downton Abbey star Jessica posed for a slew of snaps with German film director Christian Schwochow and actor Jeremy Irons, who also stars in the film. 

Christian looked dapper in a navy suit which he paired with a black shirt and he opted for comfort in Adidas trainers.

The Man in the Iron Mask actor donned a waistcoat with jeans which he paired with a smart coat. 

Beautiful: The actress, 32, made a leggy display in a white shirt dress and a black cape style blazer during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at Kettner's Townhouse in London

Beautiful: The actress, 32, made a leggy display in a white shirt dress and a black cape style blazer during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at Kettner’s Townhouse in London

Cast: Jessica posed for a slew of snaps with German film director Christian Schwochow and actor Jeremy Irons, who also stars in the film

Cast: Jessica posed for a slew of snaps with German film director Christian Schwochow and actor Jeremy Irons, who also stars in the film

Style: The beauty- who plays Pamela Legat in the movie - completed her outfit with open toe heels and a mesh black scarf

Style: The beauty- who plays Pamela Legat in the movie – completed her outfit with open toe heels and a mesh black scarf

Munich – The Edge of War is based on the international bestselling novel written by Robert Harris in 2018.  

The flick sees a British civil servant and a German diplomat cross paths in 1938 Munich as they try to prevent a war in Europe. 

Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain’s government desperately seeks a peaceful solution. 

With the pressure building, Hugh Legat, British civil servant, and Paul von Hartmann, German diplomat, travel to Munich for the emergency Conference. 

On set: Munich - The Edge of War is based on the international bestselling novel written by Robert Harris in 2018  (Pictured Jeremy as Neville Chamberlain, George MacKay as Hugh Legat_

On set: Munich – The Edge of War is based on the international bestselling novel written by Robert Harris in 2018  (Pictured Jeremy as Neville Chamberlain, George MacKay as Hugh Legat_

Scene: The flick sees a British civil servant and a German diplomat cross paths in 1938 Munich as they try to prevent a war in Europe (Pictured Sandra Huller as Helen Winter, Jannis Niewohner as Paul Hartman)

Scene: The flick sees a British civil servant and a German diplomat cross paths in 1938 Munich as they try to prevent a war in Europe (Pictured Sandra Huller as Helen Winter, Jannis Niewohner as Paul Hartman)

As negotiations begin, the two old friends find themselves at the centre of a web of political subterfuge and very real danger. 

Jessica is also due to star in the the  drama, Life After Life alongside Fleabag’s Sian Clifford. 

Filming has now begun on the adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s critically-acclaimed novel, which follows heroine Ursula Todd having alternative possible lives. 

Jojo Rabbit’s Thomasin McKenzie, 20, will take on the lead role of Ursula, while Sian, 39, will play her mother Sylvie. 

Talent: Fleabag's Sian Clifford (pictured) and Jessica lead the stellar line-up for the new BBC drama, Life After Life

Talent: Fleabag's Sian Clifford and Jessica (pictured) lead the stellar line-up for the new BBC drama, Life After Life

Talent: Talent: Fleabag’s Sian Clifford and Jessica lead the stellar line-up for the new BBC drama, Life After Life

Also joining the cast in the four-part drama is James McArdle, who will play Ursula’s father Hugh, and Jessica Hynes (Years and Years).

They are joined by Patsy Ferran (Black Narcissus), Harry Michell (Yesterday), Laurie Kynaston (The Trouble with Maggie Cole) Joshua Hill (Small Axe) and Maria Laird (Derry Girls). 

The series is being directed by BAFTA award-winning director John Crowley (Brooklyn, Boy A).  

Main character: Jojo Rabbit's Thomasin McKenzie (pictured), 20, will take on the lead role of Ursula, while Sian, 39, will play her mother Sylvie

Main character: Jojo Rabbit’s Thomasin McKenzie (pictured), 20, will take on the lead role of Ursula, while Sian, 39, will play her mother Sylvie

The story will follow Ursula as she is born one night in 1910, but dies before she draws her first breath.

On that same night in 1910, Ursula is reborn and survives.Time and time again, living and dying in different circumstances, Ursula is reborn into a new, alternative iteration of life once more.

The compelling story follows Ursula as she navigates each new life, through a critical era which spans two world wars, an encounter with Hitler and major life events.

Of playing the lead role, Thomasin said: ‘I’m drawn to Life After Life because it makes me laugh, cry, clench my fists in anger or whoop with empowerment. 

Critically-acclaimed show: Sian is best known for playing Claire, the older sister of the titular character in the BBC comedy-drama series Fleabag (pictured with Phoebe Waller-Bridge)

Critically-acclaimed show: Sian is best known for playing Claire, the older sister of the titular character in the BBC comedy-drama series Fleabag (pictured with Phoebe Waller-Bridge)

Period drama: Jessica played Lady Sybil Crawley in the ITV television series Downton Abbey

Period drama: Jessica played Lady Sybil Crawley in the ITV television series Downton Abbey

‘Bash has done a stunning job at adapting Kate Atkinson’s masterpiece, and working with John has already taught me a great deal – reinforcing my love for burung unik collaborating and creating.’

Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell, executive producers for House Productions, added: ‘We feel extremely lucky to have worked with John Crowley and Fiona Weir to assemble such a very special cast – some of the UK’s most talented actors for this wonderful story of Ursula Todd’s many fascinating, joyful, traumatic, amusing and surprising lives.

‘And in Thomasin, we have found our perfect heroine for Bash’s beautiful scripts.With her luminous intelligence, she brings an extraordinary maturity to this part.’  

Life After Life will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, with the premiere date yet to be confirmed.

Stellar line-up: Also joining the cast in the four-part drama is James McArdle, who will play Ursula's father Hugh

Stellar line-up: Also joining the cast in the four-part drama is James McArdle, who will play Ursula’s father Hugh

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Michael Dell: Don’t ever be afraid to take risks

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That time Michael Dell almost had his PC company taken…

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begins his new book with a story about a mediocre meat loaf dinner with the man who turned out to be one of his greatest business foes.

The year was 2013, and Dell had convinced the board of the PC maker he started in his college dorm room in Texas to take the publicly held company private. He decided it was time to reset the business and make new investments for Dell Inc., but his plan would only work without being scrutinized — and judged — by financial analysts and shareholders.

Though it was a challenge to convince his board of directors that taking Dell Inc. private was the best move for the company, the bigger fight ended up being a “nine-month drama” with activist investor Carl Icahn, who argued that Dell was undercutting shareholders as he pushed for a higher bid price. , though he did make money off his play for Dell Inc. And the story about what happened behind the scenes is the backdrop against which Dell frames his new book, which was published by Portfolio/Penguin this month.

He says he hopes the takeaway for readers is they shouldn’t let fear stop them from working on something they’re passionate about. 

“I want people to have a real sense for the importance of taking risks — and don’t feel like you’ve got to follow every rule that’s out there,” Dell, 56, says in an interview for burung langka CNET’s .

“I have this deep-seated belief that a lot of people don’t realize their full potential because they’re too afraid to fail and too afraid to make mistakes,” he tells me. “There’s so many ups and downs and twists and turns. In the first couple of years of business [we] could have failed at least 10 times, with all sorts of things that were going on. But that’s reality, and that’s how I think great businesses are built.”

What do we learn about Dell from his book? A few things, starting with the fact that he’s a serious tech geek who took apart his Apple II as a 14-year-old right after he unboxed it, out of a desire to see how the machine worked. 

And we learn just how serious a risk-taker he is, running a computer company out of the bedroom of his college dorm (packed to the ceiling with parts and inventory) and driving around Texas to buy up parts and resell machines with barely enough cash flow to keep going.

We also learn he’s got a pretty good sense of humor, which brings me back to the meat loaf story. Keeping in mind his parents’ advice — play nice but win — he decided to call Icahn while visiting New York midway through their shareholder fight. Dell says he wanted to meet his nemesis face-to-face so he could hear firsthand what Icahn planned to do with the company if his takeover bid succeeded. Icahn, he writes, was surprised by his call but invited him for dinner, after warning him that his wife “is just a terrible cook.” 

Michael Dell Play Nice But Win book cover

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Dell writes that he listened to the story of Icahn’s life and business dealings; then he gives readers this summation: “I cut my meat loaf and ate a bit. Carl hadn’t been far off about his wife’s cooking. And I hadn’t been far off in my estimate of him as a human being.”

While the Icahn battle is the thread that he returns to throughout the book, Dell provides insight into how he built his PC business from scratch, including traveling to Asia to cut deals with suppliers so he could keep his prices below the costlier IBM PCs of the time. He talks about growing the business and taking it public. He’s candid about being behind the PC market in designing and selling as customers shifted away from . 

And he shares stories about his friendship with and about how for distribution on Dell’s low-priced but fast-selling Intel-based PCs as Apple was months away from bankruptcy. Jobs’ pitch: Install the Mac OS on every Dell PC, alongside Microsoft’s Windows OS, and leave it up to customers to decide which software to use. The hitch: Jobs wanted a cut for every PC sold. Dell acknowledges the deal was a what-could-have-been moment in tech history. 

“It could have changed the trajectory for Windows and Mac OS on PCs,” Dell says. “But obviously, they went in a different direction.”

We also talked about the future of work, and the tech industry in a post-pandemic world. Dell says the rules are still being written, but he’s sure there’s no returning to the old normal. 

“We’ve had this glimpse of the future, and I don’t think we’re going to go back at all to the way it was,” Dell says. “We’ve all figured out that work is something we do, it’s not a place. There can be places where we congregate together to collaborate or be together in person, because we like that interaction and social connection, but hybrid work is here to stay.” 

Hear our entire conversation in the video above.


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Man, 50, dies from serious head injury after falling off e-scooter

A man in his 50s has died from his injuries after coming off an e-scooter in Stevenage.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance with a life-threatening head injury following the crash on Friday, September 24 at around 11pm. 

The victim was rushed to hospital by East of England Ambulance Service where he died two days later. 

Hertfordshire Police are appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident which claimed the life of a man in his 50s after he crashed his e-scooter on the junction of Broadwater Crescent and Woodland Way in Stevenage

Hertfordshire Police are appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident which claimed the life of a man in his 50s after he crashed his e-scooter on the junction of Broadwater Crescent and Woodland Way in Stevenage

Investigating officers would also like to speak to people of provided assistance to the victim shortly after the incident

Investigating officers would also like to speak to people of provided assistance to the victim shortly after the incident

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the incident which took place on the junction of Broadwater Crescent and Woodland Way. 

Sergeant Sam Cordingley, of the Bedfordshire, burung unik Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: ‘Our thoughts are with the family of the man who has sadly died in this incident.

‘We are looking to establish the circumstances surrounding this collision and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed it or had seen, or even have dash cam footage, of the man on the e-scooter in the lead up to the incident in the Broadwater Crescent area.

‘It is believed that no other vehicle was involved in the incident.

‘In addition, we know several people stopped to assist after the collision and we would like to trace them.’  

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the investigating officer directly.   

‘If you are able to help, the officer in the case can be contacted directly via email at [email protected]

‘You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101 quoting Op Sertoli.’

Emoji of red flags are all over Twitter. Here’s why

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Red flags are everywhere.

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Twitter is full of warnings this week. A new trend on the platform has users tweeting the red flag emoji to highlight opinions and behaviors they find to be, well, red flags. 

The platform says it’s seen a 455% increase over the last week in tweets using the emoji in the US. Tuesday saw 1.5 million red-flag-emoji tweets globally.

From people cautioning about worrisome behavior from a prospective date, to brands trying to capitalize on the trend, here’s the rundown on the rows of red flags filling up your timeline.

What do the red flags mean?

Outside Twitter, the phrase red flag is used as a warning. as a “warning signal or sign,” or “something that indicates or draws attention to a problem, danger, or irregularity.” The dictionary pinpoints the first usage of red flag as a noun dating back to 1748.

Thanks to the red flag emoji, Twitter users can just punctuate a tweet with the symbol, or even use a whole row of them to show something is troublesome. 

How did the trend start?

According to , the trend started among Black Twitter users this week who were talking about red flags in dating. The tweets covered things like someone who’s always online but is slow to text back; someone saying they’re still friends with their ex, or “going all day without talking to me.” A tweet calling out the latter is one of the top retweeted tweets of this trend, raking in more than 28,000 retweets so far. 

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Though not always, many of the tweets are formatted as quotes followed by the flags.

What are people warning each other about?

In short, everything. People are tweeting opinions on sports, food, movies, music, politics and more that they find to be problematic. Not all the tweets are serious; many of them are jokes.

One Twitter user tweeted: “My favorite movie is Fight Club.”

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Another tweeted: “My team is the Dallas Cowboys.”

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Celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi tweeted that a red flag for her would be someone saying, “I don’t like Indian food.”

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From sports teams to restaurants, brands are also going all in on the trend, like the PGA Tour flagging, “Golf is not a real sport.”

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