11-year-old arrested after multiple fires set at neighborhood home with people inside

An 11-year-old boy has been arrested after allegedly intentionally setting multiple fires at a home in his own neighborhood while people were located inside.

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The incident occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when the Chattanooga Fire Department received a call regarding several fires outside a home with a possible vehicle and dumpster fire.


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When authorities arrived they discovered a car was on fire in the rear driveway of the home, another fire located in a trash can that was up against the residence and a cooler on the porch that was also ablaze, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

“Several witnesses provided statements about what they

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Will our care home residents soon be able to enjoy hugs from family again? | Older people

We are in touch with some of the care homes in Hampshire that are taking part in the new pilot visitor testing scheme that will allow residents two indoor visits a week and to touch and embrace their loved ones. And we hope this will be rolled out more widely soon.

In the meantime, our 29-bed nursing home in Portsmouth is inviting in friends and family members, although in a limited fashion. Over the summer we held window visits and meetings in the garden, but nursing patients can’t sit outside on anything but the balmiest summer day, so we have set up a visiting centre in our conservatory.

Usually this is a quiet communal space where residents can sit together and enjoy watching the garden but with an external entrance which visitors can use, and being fairly straightforward to clean and ventilate between visits, it’s the obvious place to

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Stimulus funds really do keep people home, our research finds.

Many believe that public attitudes about these health orders simply reflect partisan beliefs. But our new research shows that underlying household economic security also shapes compliance with these governmental directives.

Here’s how we did our research

States and cities in the spring of 2020 turned first to shelter-in-place ordinances to try to mitigate the spread of covid-19. To study willingness to abide by these orders, we wanted to find a way to accurately measure compliance in a way that could be compared across different towns and cities, as well as over time as different cities and states adopted and retracted those orders.

We didn’t want to rely on public opinion surveys asking respondents whether they complied with such orders, since claims can be different from actions. Instead we examined large quantities of geolocated cellular phone device use patterns. We used raw data from the data analytics company UNACAST. They estimate

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Working from home has offered people a glimpse of how things could be different

I had begun to forget the sensation of hope. This is the year that I scaled hopefulness back: it became bread in the oven or bulbs in the ground – small packages of potential, just significant enough to give the soul a little lift. Then, the news of not one, but two pioneering vaccines, and hope rustled its feathers again. After months of making future promises for “when this is all over”, it seems that it could, one day, be over.

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There’s relief, of course. But there are also mixed feelings at the thought of a return to “business as usual”. At the onset of the first lockdown there was much talk about how we could build a better, more compassionate world. We stood outside our houses and marvelled at the birdsong and the empty streets. The spring took on a

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Beleaguered, Scandal-Ridden Deutsche Bank Calls For A Socialistic Tax Levied Against People Working From Home

Scandal-plagued German-based bank Deutsche Bank, the go-to financial institution for Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, reported that people who are working from home must be taxed.

Deutsche Bank, which paid out over $18 million in fines for alleged violations of securities rules and regulations, commissioned a report that proposes individuals who work from home should be assessed a 5% income tax for this “privilege.” The money from the tax will be redistributed to workers who are not working from home.  

As part of its “Rebuild” report, the German bank rationalizes the extra tax—which will be on top of all of the other taxes levied on people—will end up making things even, since it claims the workers save a considerable amount of money by being at home. Meanwhile, the bank announced roughly 18,000 layoffs and told its employees to work from home. 

 Jim Reid,

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Deutsche Bank proposes a 5% tax for people still working from home after the pandemic

  • A Deutsche Bank survey found more than half of workers wanted to continue working from home for the 2-3 days a week after the pandemic.
  • According to the Deutsche Bank Research report, a 5% tax rate on those days on the average salary of a remote worker could raise $48 billion a year in the U.S., £6.9 billion in the U.K. and 15.9 billion euros in Germany.
  • This would cover the costs of grants for people who can’t work from home and are on lower incomes.

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A research team at Deutsche Bank proposed that people pay a 5% tax for the “privilege” of working from home, if they continue to do so after the pandemic, as this could subsidize income lost by lower-earners due to the coronavirus crisis. 


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Deutsche Bank thematic strategist Luke Templeman said in the investment bank’s Konzept research report, published Tuesday,

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People Are Choosing Kidney Dialysis at H

Come January, there may be many more people like Mary Prochaska.

Ms. Prochaska, 73, a retired social worker in Chapel Hill, N.C., has advanced chronic kidney disease and relies on dialysis to filter waste from her blood while she awaits a kidney transplant, her second. But she no longer visits a dialysis center three times a week, the standard treatment. There, nurses and technicians monitored her for four hours while a machine cleansed her blood.

Instead, she has opted for dialysis at home. “It’s easier on your body and better for your health,” she said. “And far better than exposing yourself to whatever you might get from being in a group of people” at a center during a pandemic.

With her husband’s help, Ms. Prochaska performs peritoneal dialysis; after a surgeon implanted a tube in her side, her abdominal lining acts as the filter. After getting training for a couple

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A NYC councilman said he’ll defy Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s social-distancing orders to host more than 10 people in his home for Thanksgiving

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  • New York City councilman Joe Borelli said he will defy Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new COVID-19 restrictions, with plans to host more than 10 people at his home for Thanksgiving. 
  • Cuomo rolled out new restrictions on Wednesday to help curb the spread of the virus, as cases throughout New York and the US rise dramatically.
  • On Tuesday, the US had nearly 131,000 new COVID-19 infections, the most cases in a single day since the pandemic began.  
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New York City councilman Joe Borelli said he would invite more than 10 people for Thanksgiving soon after Gov. Andrew Cuomo imposed new COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday. 

“I’ll be having more than 10 people at my house on Thanksgiving. My address is public record. Some family will come from (gasp!) New Jersey,” the Republican councilman wrote

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