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APHIS smuggling unit finds prohibited pork in New York City

During the past three months, from October to December 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance (SITC) program seized and destroyed more than 1,900 pounds of prohibited pork, poultry, and ruminant products from New York City-area retailers. APHIS reports these items were sourced from China, lacked required import…

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USDOT controls $200+ billion in competitive grants for states and metros

USDOT controls $200+ billion in competitive grants for states and metros While the bulk of the $643 billion for surface transportation in the infrastructure bill goes out to state DOTs, more than $200 billion stays with USDOT to be awarded via competitive grants to states, metro areas, and tribal governments—through dozens of newly created, updated,…

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Tate Liverpool Seeks Architecture Plans for $34 M. Refurbishment

Tate Liverpool, a part of the Tate museums network that opened in the North of England in 1988, has commenced a search for an architect for a “major reimagining of its landmark gallery on Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.” Housed in a historic former warehouse dating back to the 19th century, the museum was designed more…

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‘Zero-Click’ Zoom Vulnerabilities Could Have Exposed Calls

Most hacks require the victim to click on the wrong link or open the wrong attachment. But as so-called zero-click vulnerabilities—in which the target does nothing at all—are exploited more and more, Natalie Silvanovich of Google’s Project Zero bug-hunting team has worked to find new examples and get them fixed before attackers can use them.…

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Buccaneers Vs. Eagles Odds, Line, Picks, Spread Predictions For NFL Playoffs Wild Card Game

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers … [+] throws a third quarter pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 14, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Getty Images The Wild Card round of the 2022 NFL playoffs continues Sunday with…

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Virginia’s New Attorney General Launches Probe Into Loudoun County Schools Over Sexual Assault Cover-Ups

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced on Saturday that his office has opened an investigation into Loudoun County Public Schools for covering up multiple allegations of sexual assaults dating back several years. The announcement came hours after Miyares was sworn into office alongside Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears. “Loudoun County Public Schools…

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(Socially) shop ’til you drop: Social-commerce stats for the year ahead

The Influencer Marketing Factory (IMF)—an influencer marketing agency—wrote a mammoth report on what social commerce might look like in 2022. IMF co-founder and CEO Alessandro Bogliari told Marketing Brew it’s 91 pages long, with 30 quotes by social-commerce experts and a survey of a thousand US social media users.Lucky for you, we summarized some of…

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Why innovation is a double-edged sword for the circular economy

What do stone-age hunter gatherers, weavers from the 18th century, and 21st-century chip manufacturers have in common? Each experienced large increases in productivity due to innovative advances in technology. And they are not alone: innovation has been renewing the world for a long time and new ways of doing and making things have been changing…

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The Wisdom of Grandmothers

A collection of Jewish folktales combines the rhythms of everyday life with stories of mystery and beauty. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M y local library website informs me that, since 2011, I have checked out 1,803 items. With material ranging from Far Side Gallery comic-strip collections to seasons of Psych to Anna Karenina, the list doesn’t…

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The Most Expensive U.S. Real Estate Sales For 2021

Marc Andreessen’s $177 million Malibu dream house topped the list of luxury home purchases last year. See the other lavish properties in Palm Beach, the Hamptons and beyond. A drop in luxury housing inventory and increased buyer demand drove the high-end real estate market to record prices in 2021, with several sales in the United…

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Trail of African bling reveals 50,000-year-old social network

Scientists have uncovered the world’s oldest social network, a web of connections that flourished 50,000 years ago and stretched for thousands of miles across Africa.But unlike its modern electronic equivalent, this ancient web of social bonds used a far more prosaic medium. It relied on the sharing and trading of beads made of ostrich eggshells…

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California citrus industry invests half a million in CPS produce safety research

Citrus producers from California are making a collective $500,000 contribution to Center for Produce Safety’s research capital campaign to fund produce-specific food safety research.  The funds will support CPS’s work to identify produce safety questions, call on researchers to answer them, and then share the learnings to industry, government, public health and other stakeholders.  When…

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Revolut to expand prospects in Spain with its new banking system

Revolut, the leading fintech platform, and neobank has secured a specific banking license to operate in Spain.Individual deposits are insured up to €100,000, with protection provided by Deposit and Funding Insurance coverage. With this new enhancement, the company, which presently has over 800,000 prospects in Spain, aims to expand its userbase.Revolut aim to increase its userbaseRevolut,…

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