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Gardeners warned after never-before-seen pest, which covers trees in ‘unsightly’ white strands, found in UK

“To reduce the risks from new problems it is important that gardeners are aware of plant health threats and how to mitigate them.”” writes Nigel Farage for telegraph.co.uk. The pest has spread around the world because of plant trade and is prevalent in parts of Italy.The Royal Horticultural Society has warned of the pest which can be a nuisance to gardeners and is easily spread, as the eggs are carried in the wind.Their head of plant health head of plant health Gerard Clover told The Telegraph: “Many of the UK’s 27 million gardeners…

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Trump’s fast food spread at the White House has the internet talking

“Trump told reporters earlier that day that he “would think that’s their favorite food.”” writes Johnny Lieu for mashable.com. So, Trump — who said he paid for it himself — decided to put on a spread of fast food for the visiting champions, consisting of items from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Dominos.Although it’s often highlighted Trump has a penchant for fast food, his predecessor Barack Obama was also a big fan of cheeseburgers — albeit arguably better iterations from Shake Shack and Five Guys (don’t @ me on the latter, please). Source:…

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More U.S. regions see job openings outnumbering jobless

“It is possible that the imbalance between job openings and unemployed workers owes partly to the ease with which online job advertisements can be posted” reports businessinsider.com. All four regions have all had a surplus of job openings only since July.In October, there were 7.1 million job openings nationwide, about 1 million more than the number of unemployed workers.The Labor Department on Tuesday is to release the latest data on job openings, from November.But the combination of increasing job openings and falling unemployment around the country is making a more…

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Costco is selling a massive tub of Nutella that weighs almost 7 pounds for $22

“The bulk retailer has a 6.6-pound tub of Nutella spread for $21.99, a deal spotted by BestProducts.com” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. It’s hard to find a better deal on Nutella than this mega-tub of the beloved goop, with customers paying $3.33 per pound of Nutella.Costco doesn’t require a membership to shop online, but a membership is necessary to access two-day delivery.If you order online — where the bucket of hazelnut spread is available for purchase — you have to pay an extra $3 delivery fee. Source: businessinsider.com

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2018 Wild Card Round NFL odds, betting trends, expert gambling advice

“The Chargers have been an excellent team to back when they head out on the road this season, going 7-1 against the spread this season” reports sportingnews.com. BetQL’s experts are here with an in-depth look at the odds and gambling trends for the four Wild Card games that are kicking off the NFL playoffs this weekend.The Colts have also been excellent over the second half of the season, going 6-3-1 against the spread over their last 10 games. Check me out on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA…

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LinkedIn co-founder unknowingly funded disinformation effort in Alabama elections

“The group Hoffman funded was called American Engagement Technologies, and as we know, used Facebook for a Russian-style disinformation campaign” reports firstpost.com. Jonathon Morgan, the chief executive of a top social media research firm New Knowledge, and four other people who experimented during the 2017 Alabama elections.Earlier this week we learned that Facebook had suspended accounts of five people who reportedly spread disinformation during the special election in Alabama in 2017.According to a report by The Washington Post, Hoffman apologized on 26 December for funding the group of five who…

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