DCMS report claims ‘current football business model is not sustainable’

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Up to 15 professional football clubs are in danger of going bust as the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates a “broken” business model, MPs have warned.

The caution features in a stark report from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee into the impact of Covid-19 on sporting and cultural sectors.

Sport has been severely impacted at recreational and professional levels and there are fears for the future of numerous organisations.

Bury were expelled from the EFL last year after running into financial difficulties (Peter Byrne/PA)

In terms of football, the committee has called for a “reset” of the game’s financial operation, particularly in the lower leagues, with the cash-rich Premier League doing more to help.

“The current football business model is not sustainable,” the report from the DCMS Committee, which scrutinises the work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, read.

“The Covid-19 crisis has shone a stark

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Austin Small Business Owners Pessimistic On Coronavirus Recovery

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AUSTIN, TX — Austin has the nation’s largest share of small business owners who think they won’t be able to recover from the corrosive economic effects of the coronavirus, according to a study released on Wednesday.

Researchers at LendingTree, the nation’s largest online lending marketplace, analyzed results from the U.S. Bureau of the Census Small Business Pulse Survey before calculating the percentage of small business owners in the 50 largest U.S. metros who believe economic recovery is beyond their reach.

Among the key findings:

  • Neighboring San Antonio ranked second, with 14.9 percent of respondents not believing their business will recover from the pandemic. Moreover, more than 62 percent of San Antonio small business owners believe it will take at least four months before business is back to normal.

  • At the other end of the spectrum, small business owners in some cities do see light at the end of the tunnel

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Clint Eastwood Sues To Make Fake CDB Endorsements Go Up In Smoke; Not Leaving Filmmaking, Despite What Phony Article Says

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The man who played Dirty Harry back in the day wants a group of online CBD retailers to make his day in court to the tune of much more than a fistful of dollars.

Seeking “an award of actual and compensatory damages in the millions of dollars” and more in profits, Clint Eastwood on Wednesday fired off a federal lawsuit (read it here) against a series of companies and their executives for placing metatags with his name in them to juice online searches. Filed at the same time, a second jury trial suit (read it here) from the Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby director goes after Sera Labs Inc., Greendios and For Our Vets LLC for “an online scam that uses a false, defamatory, and wholly fabricated ‘news article’ about Mr. Eastwood to promote and sell cannabidiol (“CBD”) products.”

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Ford’s 2021 Bronco unveiling is already causing a rift and sparking outrage among Jeep Wrangler fans online

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  • The newly launched Ford Bronco takes aim directly at the Jeep Wrangler.

  • Both are boxy, off-roading vehicles.

  • The crossover is causing some Wrangler fans to bristle at the Bronco memes showing up in Jeep Wrangler Facebook groups, causing a rift.

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With a boxy design, big all-terrain tires, and all of the appropriate off-roading hardware, it’s obvious the 2021 Ford Bronco is aimed directly at the Jeep Wrangler. Which should be fine. After all, healthy competition breeds innovation. Except it seems that Jeep fans are not happy about it in online Jeep Wrangler forums and Facebook groups.

Cars, much like everything else that has a fanatical following, usually have dedicated online forums and groups where fans and owners gather to swap advice, share stories, and hang out. 

One of the biggest Jeep Wrangler forums, JLWranglerForums.com, is a lively community of all things

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Day cares welcome mask-wearing toddlers as parents struggle to ‘make best decision’ in COVID-19 world

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Sam DeRoze is almost 4 years old. After years of nanny care, he’s supposed to dive into his first organized school experience this fall. But the coronavirus pandemic has his mother mulling.

“I’ll need to see the plan from his preschool before I decide,” says Dianne DeRoze, a business consultant in Leesburg, Virginia. “If it’s safe and a positive experience, that’s valuable. What I don’t want is for him to have a knee-jerk reaction that school is this scary place you get dumped.”

DeRoze is among the millions of parents grappling with sending their children to preschool and babies to day care as cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, spike nationally.

The debate continues to rage among politicians and school officials on fall reopening plans. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that the city would be providing day care for 100,000 children to help

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Daycares welcome mask-wearing toddlers as parents struggle to ‘make best decision’ in COVID-19 world

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Sam DeRoze is almost 4 years old. After years of nanny care, he’s supposed to dive into his first organized school experience this fall. But the coronavirus pandemic has his mother mulling.

“I’ll need to see the plan from his pre-school before I decide,” says Dianne DeRoze, a business consultant in Leesburg, Virginia. “If it’s safe and a positive experience, that’s valuable. What I don’t want is for him to have a knee-jerk reaction that school is this scary place you get dumped.”

DeRoze is among millions of parents grappling with the pros and cons of sending their children to preschool and babies to day care as cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, spike nationally.

The debate continues to rage between politicians and school officials on fall re-opening plans, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that the city would be providing day care

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This $3 billion online education company is seeing a ‘paradigm shift’ due to coronavirus

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As more and more colleges weigh their options for adding online education in the fall, one online ed company is reaping the benefits of the shift away from lecture halls.

Industry leader 2U (TWOU) helps big name universities like Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and dozens of others offer educational programs online and as its CEO explained to Yahoo Finance Tuesday, business is booming.

“Over the last three months, we’ve spoken to more presidents and provosts than we had in our entire 12-year history,” CEO Chip Paucek told Yahoo Finance’s YFi PM. “So this is definitely a paradigm shift moment for online ed without question.”

As Paucek highlights, many colleges had been caught off guard when the coronavirus pandemic first hit back in March. Shifting to online classes for many meant little more than a Zoom video conference with a professor. With 2U’s tech, the company is offering the prospect

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Shop this sale on leadership and stress management online courses

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TL;DR: Take better control of your business with The Ultimate Leadership and Stress Management Bundle for $39.99, a 97% savings as of July 22.

These are not “normal” times we’re living in. Every week, we’re thrown another curveball. So, naturally, stress is at an all-time high and businesses everywhere are struggling to keep it together.

In other words: You’re not alone.

Everyone could use some stress management coping strategies these days, but perhaps nobody quite as much as decision-makers. As such, the Ultimate Leadership and Stress Management Bundle was designed to help leaders manage their remote teams during these crazy times.

In order to be a good leader, you need to get your own ducks in a row before managing everyone else’s. That’s where this training bundle comes into play. After nine courses and 11 hours of content on stress,

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Hollywood Stylist Anita Patrickson Making Amanu Sandals Customizable Online

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Stylist and sandal entrepreneur Anita Patrickson is bringing her West Hollywood Amanu boutique’s signature in-store customization experience online.

“We get so many tourists who book for months in advance, and I thought there had to be a way to bring the experience to them, pulling in technology similar to what Nike ID and Vans use for their sneakers, but for my sandals,” she said, explaining her pivot to address the pandemic’s impact on sales in her Melrose Avenue store, which has reopened by appointment only.

Amanu is offering a web-based customization program (using a Shopify plug-in), that allows customers to follow steps to create their own styles using different materials and colors, with more than 50,000 potential combinations. The shoes ship out with standard measurements within a couple of days, along with a fit card to make size adjustments, and a complimentary two-day

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100 Bowls Of Soup Shifts Focus To Carry On

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HERNDON, VA — Like many Herndon small business owners, Katharine Mardirosian had to look at her business in a completely different way due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When Patch talked to the owner and founder of 100 Bowls of Soup back in April, she said the Sunset Business Park was like a ghost town, with so many non-essential businesses closed because of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order.

“It’s really hard to see all of these businesses,” Mardirosian said, at the time. “They’re trying their best to adapt. I think that’s an inspiring message from what I’ve seen is the way with which many of these businesses have adapted, put their offerings online, tried to offer some semblance of a menu, even if it’s a carryout/curbside order.”

As a small-scale food production business, 100 Bowls of Soup did not have to close its doors, but Mardirosian did have to scale

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