Month: May 2021

Music store says woman passed fake $100 bills to purchase guitar

WEST JORDAN, Utah — Police are hoping to identify a woman that music store workers said used six counterfeit $100 bills to purchase a guitar.

Guitar sales specialist Aly Melendez said the woman came in late Saturday night to Riverton Music, located at 7742 South Campus View Drive, and expressed that she was going on a trip to Las Vegas and was interested in purchasing a new guitar.

“We talked for quite a while about different musical styles that we liked. She told me that she was an artist and she liked painting, so I got really excited because I

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USDA to begin paying off loans of minority farmers in June

Minority farmers who for decades have faced systemic discrimination will begin to receive debt relief beginning in early June under what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack called Friday one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in decades.

In an op-ed piece published Friday in USA Today, Vilsack also called the debt relief a “major civil rights victory,” saying it responds to systemic discrimination perpetrated against farmers and ranchers of color by the Agriculture Department.

“It is a historic move that will symbolize that USDA actually cares and that the Biden administration is doing whatever they can to mend

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Summer flights need to know as air travel returns

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant delivered good news to passengers boarding the Providence, Rhode Island, to Chicago flight in mid-May.

“We’re not going to be completely full on this flight,” he said, directing those traveling solo to pick an aisle or window seat. “We’re spreading people out so you have a little extra elbow room.” 

Don’t expect to hear that refrain on summer flights as vacation season kicks off this weekend with Memorial Day getaways. The less-than-full flight was a blast from the pandemic past, when airlines left middle seats open in the name of social distancing and planes had

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Quiet achiever ‘greens’ Thailand’s unsustainable travel industry

KHAO SOK, Thailand — “I often ask myself why a kid raised in New York City became a jungle fanatic,” says Richard Sandler, a pioneer of ecotourism in Thailand who has been offering benign alternatives to the destructive travel industry for more than half a century.

It is a long way from the concrete and high-rises of Sandler’s youth to the sites of some of his Thai projects: the sands of Golden Buddha Beach on Phra Thong Island in the Andaman Sea, the languorous River Kwai in Thailand’s west, the soaring cliffs of Khao Sok in the south.

However, 55

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Billboard Music Awards on NBC Sink to New Lows in Ratings, Viewers

2021 BBMAs decline from last year’s October show, when Nielsen numbers plummeted

Sunday night brought a lot of season finales to broadcast television and the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) back to May on NBC. While the end-of-weekend awards show sure worked out for The Weeknd, these Billboard awards did very little for their host network.

The 2021 BBMAs settled for a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.8 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Those are new lows for the annual special.

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Should Briana Continue To Film With Her ‘New Guy’ Javi On Teen Mom 2?

Briana has a “new guy” in her life named Javi — and during tonight’s Teen Mom 2 episode, the mother of two filmed with the tattoo artist for the first time.

Some context about the duo: The two have been “hanging out” for a few months, he is a single father (the pair’s kids have met) and Roxanne has yet to be introduced to him.

While Briana admitted it was a “struggle” to show this side of herself to the TM2 audience, Javi seemed at ease as cameras rolled while he worked on some ink on Bri (Bri’s friend Shae

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Jeremy Clarkson Has a TV Show About Farming Now

The Grand Tour host Jeremy Clarkson made his name “driving fast and shouting random nonsense,” but he has other hobbies. One, apparently, is farming, and Amazon Prime has determined that this alone is enough of a concept to create an entire TV show. This is Clarkson’s Farm, a show about Jeremy Clarkson owning a farm. It is exactly what the title says it will be.

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The first trailer, released

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Aaron Rodgers In Shirtless Hawaiian Hiking Couple’s Adventure with Miles Teller!

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As Olympics near, Japan gets a ‘Level 4: Do Not Travel’ advisory from US State Department

(CNN) — The Tokyo Olympics, postponed in 2020 during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, are facing increasing hurdles in putting on a 2021 show.
The latest troubling sign for the Summer Games came Monday when the State Department advised US citizens against traveling to Japan because of a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases.
It’s been more than a year since Americans have paid tourist calls to the nation. Japan has been closed to US leisure travelers throughout the pandemic, with only “very limited” circumstances in which US citizens could enter.

The Games are still scheduled to run from

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