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Turkey Hill is offering ‘free ice cream for life’ if you can guess its mystery flavor

January 12 , 2022

Turkey Hill is going to be giving away free ice cream—a 48-ounce container of ice cream gratis once a month—to a limited number of people who correctly guess its upcoming mystery flavor, reports Fox Business.

The Pennsylvania-based ice cream manufacturer announced that the contest will run through Monday, March 14.

“Think you and your family can guess our new Mystery Flavor? Here’s your chance to put your taste buds to the test,” Turkey Hill wrote in a tweet on Tuesday, January 4. “You have until 3/14/22 to solve the most chilling mystery. Visit https://turkeyhill.com/mysteryflavor to enter for your chance to win ice cream for life.”

Unlike other food contests—which reserve their offers to one person at a time—Turkey Hill’s sweepstakes rules state that the company is extending a variety of free ice cream prizes to a list of winners.

There will be one grand prize, which is the lifetime supply. Turkey Hill’s “for life” offer will technically last for a maximum of 50 years, but in that time, the winner will be awarded a 48-ounce container of ice cream per month. That’s a whopping 1,800 pounds of ice cream if the winner redeems the full 50 years—a total approximate retail value of $3,859.40, according to the current suggested retail price in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The other prizes Turkey Hill will be awarded to correct Mystery Flavor guessers include ten free ice cream offers for one year, 15 free ice cream offers for six months, and 30 free ice cream offers for three months.

“Surprising our fans with a delicious, but mysterious new flavor is what the Mystery Flavor is all about,” Turkey Hill Vice President of Marketing Kriston Ohm said in a statement. “We like to have fun at Turkey Hill and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring the unexpected to the freezer aisle. Our new Mystery Flavor is sure to sneak some mystery and intrigue into homes across the nation-we can’t wait for you to try it.”

If you’re looking to put your name in the running, you can scan the QR code that’s printed on Turkey Hill’s limited-edition mystery flavor container or you can simply visit TurkeyHill.com/MysteryFlavor. Contest hopefuls can submit one guess per day along with their contact information. Putting in multiple submissions in a single day with alternative email or mailing addresses will lead to disqualification.

Contest entrants must be 18 or older, but entrants between the ages of 13 and 17 can enter if they have their parent or guardian’s permission.

Guesses for the mystery flavor guess must be submitted no later than March 14, at 11:59:59 (ET).

Turkey Hill’s winners will be selected the next day through a random drawing, and they will be contacted about their prizes through email or U.S. mail. Once the winners have claimed their prizes, their identities will be revealed on Turkey Hill’s Mystery Flavor contest page.

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Survey: 48% of teachers are considering quitting their jobs; 38% are on the verge of changing careers

January 11, 2022

A recent survey showed that nearly half of teachers are considering quitting their jobs—with about one-third of respondents admitting that they might leave the profession entirely, reports Fox Business.

Data from Teachers Pay Teachers, an online forum for curriculum content for teachers, revealed that 48% of 6,000 teachers surveyed in November said they had considered changing jobs in the past month—an increase from 32% in June, K-12 Dive reports.

The outlet noted that 34% of those teachers surveyed said they had considered changing careers in the past month and 11% said they considered taking a leave of absence. 

“Ten years ago, the program enrollment for traditional ed [education] programs started to decrease,” Dr. Heather Sparks, director of Teacher Education at Oklahoma City University, said in an interview that aired on Varney and Co. on Monday, January 10.

“People are just not valuing the profession anymore,” she added. “These are folks who put in four years and then some, continue to get training even after their degree. and yet are paid minimally compared to other professionals who have four-year degrees.”

Schools nationwide say they are dealing with significant teacher shortages, and some principals are saying the start of the school year was the most difficult one yet.

Officals are pointing to an array of factors that have converged to create the vacancies in the wake of COVID-19, and experts warn the problem may not be fixed any time soon.

Administrators are being called into the classroom in some districts dealing with teacher shortages, and several places are calling on retirees to step in and fill the voids.

As teachers continue to flee the profession, studies show fewer college students are pursuing education degrees – a trend researchers had seen long before COVID-19 hit.

Enrollment in education programs at Louisiana colleges has fallen by nearly 8,000 students over the past two decades, according to statewide enrollment data from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

The pandemic is not the sole reason why teachers are leaving the profession, but it has contributed to the burnout that has been common among educators for years.

“Teachers, because of COVID and other reasons, are under a lot of stress,” teacher and President of the Lafayette Parish Association of Educators Julia Reed said at a school board meeting last October 6, according to the Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

Reed noted that, when she speaks with teachers, “their No. 1 issue is not money; it’s workload.”

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Ringo Starr announces coffee table book for charity

December 24, 2021

Ringo Starr has announced his intention to pen a coffee table book full of photos and memories from his days as a member of The Beatles—and the signed copies, at $495 each—will benefit a charity, reports Fox Business.

Lifted–Fab Images and Memories in My Life with the Beatles from Across the Universe,” is due by Valentine’s Day 2022, according to Julien’s Auctions, the book’s exclusive retailer.

Proceeds from the limited edition book will benefit The Lotus Foundation, which is focused on “advancing social welfare in diverse areas, included but not limited to substance abuse, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, cancer, battered women and their children, homelessness, and animals in need,” per the organization’s website.

According to Julien’s, the book will offer up the 81-year-old drummer‘s “singular and revealing perspective on his time in the greatest band in music history.”

“I am not writing this book as a Beatles historian,” Starr said in a statement shared online. “I’m writing this book as a Beatle—and there’s only a couple of us who can do that.”

He added that he didn’t keep all the photos included in the book, but they’d recently circled back into his life “from here, there and everywhere—online and off.”

The pictures, he said, “have somehow helped me get back to seeing my life with The Fab Four through fresh eyes.”

“A lot of the photos in this book I spotted on my phone and on my computer and ‘lifted’ them because they brought back so many fabulous memories,” he continued.

“In recent years, I’d gather these Beatles photos that I sometimes barely remembered. After a while, I thought, how great it would be to ‘lift’ these fantastic photos and some of my other favorites for charity and tell my true tales that they inspire about what the four of us—John, Paul, George and Ringo—went through back in the day. And the best thing is that it’s all for a good cause because the money is going to our Lotus Foundation.”

“So this a book full of Beatle images that many people haven’t seen and stories that I’m sharing with a little help from my longtime writer friend David Wild,” said Starr. “We’ve all been through a pretty tough time for a lot of people who’ve been locked down, and this book has really lifted my spirits and took me back to where I once belonged in a whole new way.”

He concluded: “And in the end, that’s why this new book is called ‘Lifted.’ The Beatles changed my life forever. So it’s about getting back and giving back.”

Five hundred copies of of the book will be produced as a hardcover “signature edition” signed by Starr.

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Shake Shack expands into drive-thru industry

December 9, 2021

In 2022, Shake Shack plans to open 45 to 50 new restaurants, including up to ten drive-thru locations, the popular fast-casual burger chain has announced. But already, the company’s first drive-thru location has officially opened for business in Maple Grove, Minnesota, Fox Business reports.

The new location—part of the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.—features a split-kitchen design; with a separate kitchen dedicated to drive-thru orders, an outdoor digital menu board, a two-lane ordering system, and a separate pick-up window.

In addition to ordering directly in Shack and at drive-thru lanes, guests will have the option of placing orders ahead of time for pickup via the Shack app and online at order.shakeshack.com. The Maple Grove Shack will offer contactless payment at order point for ease of convenience.
Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 350 locations in 32 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

“Our Maple Grove opening is a huge step forward for our brand. We’ve been envisioning drive-thru for some time now and have been working diligently to make the experience uniquely Shake Shack. We’re bringing our guests an even greater quality, craft, care and experience while adding a new level of convenience,” Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti said in a statement. “We’ll be learning a lot from this location and will continue to optimize and adapt as we roll out more of these formats next year.”

More than half of the planned new locations will open in suburban markets; and will primarily be freestanding and shopping center locations, with enhanced convenience options such as drive-thru and drive-up. Among the suburban locations will be those near Kansas City, Orlando, and Detroit.

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Mark Cuban buys the entire Texas town of Mustang

December 6, 2021

Mark Cuban , the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team and “Shark Tank” investor, purchased an entire Texas town last month, but says his plans for the property are still up in the air, reports Fox Business.

The Dallas Morning News was first to report that the 77 acres that comprise the town of Mustang—roughly 55 miles south of Dallas, with a population of 21—were “lassoed” by the entrepreneur.

The deal includes an abandoned strip club where a murder occurred, a building for the volunteer fire department, and a trailer park in the town of 20-some people at last count.

“I don’t know what if anything I will do with it,” Cuban told the newspaper, noting that he only bought the town because a good friend needed to offload it.

It’s unclear what Cuban paid for Mustang, but the town went onto the market for $4 million back in 2017, and the price was eventually reduced to $2 million.

Mike Turner, the real estate broker who listed the property, told the Houston Chronicle of Mustang during a 2017 interview, “There was a strip club there called Wispers that has since permanently closed. There was a killing there, the business had quite a tale.”

As an added bonus for Cuban’s purchase, Turner says, “There is a resident alligator in one of the ponds.”

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Bombshell: Trump tested positive for COVID and lied about it before first presidential debate in 2020

December 6, 2021

In a bolt from the blue, a former member of the Trump Administration has revealed in a new book that former President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first general election debate with former Vice President Joe Biden and arrived late for the event so he wouldn’t have to be tested for the virus, reports CNN.

The revelation came in “A Chief’s Chief,” by former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and was first reported by The Guardian. Meadows writes that after Trump tested positive, he then got a negative test—adding that “nothing was going to stop [Trump] from going out there.”

The debate was September 29. Two days later—on October 2 —Trump announced that he had contracted COVID-19.

You’ll remember that, according to debate moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News, Trump and his entourage arrived too late on the day of the debate—the afternoon of the 29th—to be tested by an independent party.

As Wallace recounted: “For them to get tested, there wouldn’t have been enough time to have the test and have the debate at 9:00 that night,” he said. “They didn’t show up until 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 in the afternoon. There was an honor system when it came to the people that came into the hall from the two campaigns.”

The honor system isn’t really something that Donald Trump buys into. This is a man who made more than 30,000 — yes, that number is correct—false or misleading claims over the course of his four years, according to The Washington Post.

Trump released a statement on Wednesday morning, December 1, disputing Meadows’ account.

“The story of me having COVID prior to, or during, the first debate is Fake News,” Trump said. “In fact, a test revealed I did not have Covid prior to the debate.”

However, according to CNN, the context around when Trump got sick is not helpful to the former president. The news network says, “He himself openly speculated that he contracted COVID during an event for military families at the White House. In an interview on October 8 on Fox Business, Trump speculated that it was that event where he got the virus.

In that same debate, when the conversation turned to the importance of masking as a way to mitigate the spread of the virus, Trump offered this comparison to Biden: “I don’t wear a mask like him. Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away from him, and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.”

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California shuts down a second In-N-Out location for defying COVID rules

October 29, 2021

Northern California health officials shut down another In-N-Out Burger restaurantlocation on Tuesday, October 26, for allowing indoor dining without requiring patrons to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, Fox Business reports.

Contra Costa County suspended the permit of the In-N-Out located at 570 Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill after the business received an additional two citations. The In-N-Out locations in Pinole and San Ramon also each received violation notices Tuesday for violating the vaccine order.

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” Arnie Wensinger, In-N-Out’s chief legal and business officer, shot back in a statement reacting to the most recent closure—categorizing the move by county officials as “intrusive, improper, and offensive” government overreach.

“It is unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe to force our restaurant associates to segregate customers into those who may be served and those who may not, either based on the documentation they carry, or any other reason,” Wensinger said. “We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business.”

Under Contra Costa County’s order, which has been in effect since Sept. 22, restaurants and other businesses operating indoors, such as bars and gyms, are required to check that all customers 12 or older are fully vaccinated or have had a negative coronavirus test within the past 72 hours.

The Pleasant Hill location had repeatedly violated the county order, received four citations over the past several weeks and paid fines totaling $1,750 before it was shutdown, the Los Angeles Times reported. The restaurant can appeal the suspension of its business, however it must remain closed “until the hazard is abated.”

“They have just flouted the law and it was other residents who complained about them, and that is why the health department followed up and issued fines,” Contra Costa County District 1 supervisor John Gioia told KABC-TV. “They need to do what 99% of the other restaurants are doing, follow the rules in the interest of public health and not be the exception.”

his comes about two weeks after another In-N-Out Burger located in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Warf was shut down for allowing indoor dining without checking for proof of vaccination. The local ordinance in San Francisco, which is among the strictest in the state, does not allow patrons to show a negative test in lieu of vaccination proof. That In-N-Out location has since reopened for outdoor dining.

Brooke Armour, of the California Business Roundtable, said the ordinance put employers in a contentious situation because they have to ask their fast food employee— many of whom are high school students—to confront customers about their medical information on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, a new restriction in Los Angeles, which was approved by City Council earlier this month, is set to take effect on November 8 and will require proof of vaccination for restaurants and to enter other indoor venues, including shopping malls and theaters.

Research source: @FoxBusiness

Peloton subpoenaed by DOJ, DHS for documents, information related to treadmill injuries

August 30, 2021

Peloton has been subpoenaed by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, which are asking for documents and information regarding injuries experienced on its fitness equipment, the company said on Friday, August 27.

The New York City-based fitness company said it was being investigated for injuries associated with its Tread+ treadmill in papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The SEC said it’s also investigating Peloton’s public disclosures of injuries associated with its products, Fox Business reports.

Peloton issued a voluntary recall of its Tread and Tread+ treadmill products in May after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an “urgent warning” after one child was killed and citing multiple incidents of “small children and a pet being injured beneath the machines.”

Peloton initially pushed back at the consumer watchdog agency’s warning. Peloton said Friday it was also named in several lawsuits related to the recalls.  Peloton did not immediately return Fox Business’ request for comment.

The news comes after the connected fitness company announced on Thursday, August 26, that it would cut the price of its original spin bike by hundreds of dollars from $1,895 to $1,495.

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Virgin Galactic Sweepstakes offers two ‘out-of-this-world’ free seats on 2022 spaceflight

July 13, 2021

Following Sunday’s successful Unity 22 mission, with billionaire owner Richard Branson aboard, Virgin Galactic is giving away two free seats on the aerospace company’s first commercial suborbital spaceflight slated for 2022.

According to a report by Fox Business, the giveaway, in partnership with charity fundraiser Omaze, will allow the winners to experience microgravity at the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity.

“Until now, most people could only dream of venturing beyond Earth. Now, we are incredibly excited to team up with Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic, and Space for Humanity to give two everyday citizens a chance of going to space, Omaze co-founder and CEO Matt Pohlson said in a statement, adding,  “Omaze was founded on democratizing access to out-of-reach experiences. It’s an honor to advance this ideal to space travel while partnering with an organization dedicated to democratizing space for the better of all humankind.”

Interested individuals can make a charitable donation on Omaze between now and August 31. The proceeds will be given to Space for Humanity, a non-profit which aims to “expand access to space, train our leaders of tomorrow and contribute to a culture of interconnectedness.”

Submissions for the sweepstakes will close on September 1, with winners expected to be announced around September 29, Fox Business reports.  Entry information is available here.

In addition to the seats, winners will be given an all-expensespaid trip to New Mexico and a tour of Spaceport America by Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson.

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Kardashians sign exclusive deal with Hulu to create new content for late 2021

December 14, 2020

Kardashian-Jenners, we hardly missed ye. After announcing in September that they would shutter their 20-season reality show on the E! Channel in 2021, the over-exposed family already is planning a return, Fox Business reports.

During Disney’s Investor Day presentation, the reality TV icons—Kris, Kendall, and Kylie Jenner; and Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian; as well as Kendall and Kylie Jenner—will create global content that will stream exclusively on Hulu in the United States, and on Star internationally in multiple territories. It is expected to debut in late 2021.

It is currently unclear whether the family members will appear in the content they are creating. It is also unclear whether Kris’s son Rob Kardashian will participate in the deal, although he was not mentioned in the press release, Fox says.

The wildly popular Keeping Up with the Kardashians series, which has run on E! since its inception in 2007, is executive produced by Ryan Seacrest.

“Without ‘Keeping Up with The Kardashians,’ I wouldn’t be where I am today,” Kim Kardashian wrote. “I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family …. This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever.”

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