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Build your brand’s digital footprint with this online class bundle

Build your brand's digital footprint with this online class bundle
Build your brand’s digital footprint with this online class bundle

TL;DR: The Complete SEO and Digital Mega Marketing bundle is on sale for £39.08, saving you 97% on list price.

Most people use Google to search for answers on all of life’s questions — from the mundane choice of “where to get chips” to the complex query of “how to buy a house.” We even Google ourselves from time to time.

So why should you care about Google?

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If you own or run a business, then showing up on the first page of Google is where you want to be. And how might you get there, you ask? SEO is the answer.

Search engine optimisation is the most important weapon in a digital marketer’s toolkit in 2020, as companies look to top Google search rankings. And if you’re hoping to

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Most Coronavirus Tests Cost About $100. Why Did One Cost $2,315?

Gibson Diagnostic Labs in Irving, Texas, June 12, 2020, has charged remarkably high prices for testing of the coronavirus.(Dylan Hollingsworth/The New York Times)
Gibson Diagnostic Labs in Irving, Texas, June 12, 2020, has charged remarkably high prices for testing of the coronavirus.(Dylan Hollingsworth/The New York Times)

In a one-story brick building in suburban Dallas, between a dentist office and a family medicine clinic, is a medical laboratory that has run some of the most expensive coronavirus tests in America.

Insurers have paid Gibson Diagnostic Labs as much as $2,315 for individual coronavirus tests. In a couple of cases, the price rose as high as $6,946 when the lab said it mistakenly charged patients three times the base rate.

The company has no special or different technology from, say, major diagnostic labs that charge $100. It is one of a small number of medical labs, hospitals and emergency rooms taking advantage of the way that Congress has designed compensation for coronavirus tests and treatment.

“We’ve seen a small number of laboratories that are charging

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Want to code? This online course bundle is a good place to start.

Want to code? This online course bundle is a good place to start.
Want to code? This online course bundle is a good place to start.

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If you thought data science was just a trend that would come and go, then you are sorely mistaken.

Data influences nearly every aspect of your life, from playlists recommendations on Spotify, to Alexa’s answers, to the skincare products you use on a daily basis. And those who can make sense of thousands of cells of raw data and can consolidate them into actionable insights will find themselves climbing the corporate ladder pretty swiftly.

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If you can’t go back to school to learn all about data science, then consider diving into the world of online courses instead. They provide the information you need to know

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Miranda Hart on her nerve-wracking ‘Emma’ scene

Actor and comedian Miranda Hart says her crucial scene in 2020’s Emma caused her to be the most nervous she’s ever been while on set.

The film’s sparkling cast, headed by Anya Taylor-Joy, includes Hart in the pivotal role of Miss Bates, a single woman of limited means desperately trying to find her place in society. It’s a role that combines humour and pathos in equal measure, it gives Hart the opportunity to flex her dramatic and comedic talents to the full but one particular scene gave her a bad case of nerves on set.

“I knew the importance of the scene and not only did I want to get it right as an actor and for Miss Bates – who I was totally in love with – but it’s such a crucial moment in the film,” Hart tells Yahoo Movies UK. The scene in question sees Taylor-Joy’s matchmaking Emma

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How our obsession with meetings could be harming business

Now more than ever, business meetings need to be clear, concise and efficient if they’re going to be effective.

We’ve all been in bad business meetings. Time goes by slowly with seemingly little advantage to anyone, except perhaps the egos of determined presenters. The whole process can feel like an exercise in futility.

At their best, meetings enable staff to share ideas, develop strategies and ensure everyone involved has the necessary tools to ensure a business can run smoothly. Well-run and well-structured meetings clarify business aims and act as a rallying call to those involved, providing the impetus for a company’s direction of travel.

At their worst, meetings are an unnecessary drain of staff’s time and company money, sowing confusion rather than clarity, causing rifts in business relationships, and creating additional work with no tangible benefit.

The new normal

Even before the coronavirus pandemic shifted all business meetings online,

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Edited Transcript of VEMFsdb.ST earnings conference call or presentation 29-Apr-20 1:00pm GMT

HAMILTON Jun 17, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Vostok Emerging Finance Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 1:00:00pm GMT

Vostok Emerging Finance Ltd. – CEO, MD & Director

David Francis Nangle, Vostok Emerging Finance Ltd. – CEO, MD & Director [1]

Yes. Thank you very much, operator, and good morning, good afternoon, everybody, and welcome to the Q1 ’20 results conference call for VEF. I’m very happy to be with you today. And the information for this call, the presentation is on our website. And also, you can watch it via webcast as well as dialing in.

We take a slightly different format to our presentation this quarter, given the slightly different backdrop that we’re now operating in. And so it’s more of a crisis and short-term orientated presentation. And we’ll go through — what I’ll go through in the deck is not … Read More

Testing Options Expand in Austin-Travis County

AUSTIN, TX — Health officials have established a nursing hotline to help with testing enrollment for residents wanting to be screened for the coronavirus, it was announced Tuesday.

The hotline was established as an alternative to those without Internet service who are in need of testing enrollment, Austin Public Health officials explained. Moreover, health officials said they are making testing more accessible by rolling out mobile testing in neighborhoods where residents may have difficulty visiting a drive-thru testing location or CommunityCare clinic.

Residents with COVID-19 symptoms or who are COVID-19 positive and do not have a place to safely isolate may utilize a free City of Austin Isolation Facility, officials added.

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By expanding public testing enrollment to its nursing hotline,

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6 essential pieces of information you need to apply for Social Security online

To apply for Social Security online, you want to have all the information you need at your fingertips before you log into your account. 

So what information is that, and what steps must you take?

First, you’ll need to log in or create an account at mySocialSecurity. To create an account, the Social Security Administration will ask you a series of questions for verification. Among other things, you should have the following ready: your mobile phone, a credit card, a W-2, and your tax forms.

Once you have a mySocialSecurity account, you can then begin applying for your retirement and spousal benefits. You’ll need:

Date and place of birth: If you were born outside the U.S. or its territories, you’ll need the name of your birth country at the time of your birth and, if you’re not a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident card number.

Marriage and divorce: You’ll need

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News from around our 50 states


Elmore: A fourth inmate has died after testing positive for COVID-19 as the number of virus cases in the state prison system continues to rise. Robert Stewart, 80, died at a hospital Sunday, the Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement. Stewart began exhibiting symptoms of the virus June 8 and got treatment at the Staton Correctional Facility infirmary before being transferred to a local hospital, where he died. Officials decided Thursday to test all inmates in the infirmary for the coronavirus, and 13 tested positive, the Corrections Department said. They have been isolated, the statement said. The prison system says that since the pandemic began, a total of 41 inmates and 122 staff members and contract workers have tested positive. Inmate advocates and health experts have expressed concerns that the state’s overcrowded prisons would become a breeding ground for a deadly outbreak and urged the state to

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Can I go on holiday this summer and will I have to quarantine?

For many, it felt like summer was cancelled as soon as Matt Hancock said as much on ITV’s This Morning back in early May.

“I think that’s likely to be the case,” the health secretary answered when asked if summer would be effectively “cancelled” for the first time since the Second World War.

But there are now glimmers of hope that something could be salvaged as Britain’s lockdown restrictions continue to ease. Here are your questions answered.

Will I be able to go on holiday this summer?

This is contingent on several factors: the current Foreign Office blanket ban on all international travel being lifted; the host country being willing to accept tourists from the UK; no quarantine being imposed upon arrival or return to the UK; the ability to get to the airport; and the ability to fly or otherwise travel to your chosen destination.

While the FCO travel

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