Owner of Buenos Aires Nights in Ashford and Maidstone warns some customers have already been hostile about new coronavirus rule

A Kent business owner has warned of confrontation with customers after the introduction of the ‘rule of six’.

Linda Pontoriero, who runs Buenos Aires Nights in Ashford and Maidstone, says she and her staff have already been challenged about the new regulations, that come into force from today.

Linda Pontoriero of Buenos Aries Nights in High Street, Maidstone. Picture: Gary Browne
Linda Pontoriero of Buenos Aries Nights in High Street, Maidstone. Picture: Gary Browne

People booking tables at her steakhouses have been trying to bend the rules by suggesting that larger groups could sit separately in the restaurant, she says.

“Some people try, if it’s 12, they want two tables of six,” said Linda.

“When they come in they say can we put the tables together and we have already explained the situation.”

Even if they sit in different parts of the restaurant, she explained, there is always the danger of them getting up and going over to the other table.

“Sometimes they

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This and 15 More Seasonal Jobs

If you’re looking for a side gig or a seasonal full-time job, you’re in luck — thanks to Halloween and Christmas, many retailers and seasonal businesses are in need of extra employees during the fall and winter months.

UPS is planning to hire an additional 100,000 workers for the holiday season in anticipation of a surge in e-commerce sales due to the pandemic, Forbes reported. In addition, FedEx is reportedly looking to hire 70,000 seasonal workers. And many retailers are hiring more employees to work in their online distribution centers.

Although you might not be able to work these positions full time, the salary for one season can be lucrative enough to warrant the time and effort — and can be especially helpful if you’re one of the millions of Americans who lost their job due to the coronavirus. With all of these gigs, you can easily rack up cash

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Falcon Insurance Company Chooses Shift Technology for Fraud Detection

Innovative Auto Insurer Views Effective Fraud Detection as Critical to Achieving Company Mission

PARIS and BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Shift Technology, a provider of AI-native fraud detection and claims automation solutions for the global insurance industry, today announced the company has been selected to support fraud detection initiatives for Falcon Insurance Company. The Illinois-based auto insurer will deploy Force, Shift’s fraud detection solution to accurately and efficiently uncover suspicious behaviors in the claims processes.

Shift Technology (PRNewsfoto/Shift Technology)

Falcon has built a successful business on an ethos of simplicity, creativity, integrity, and efficiency. As such, the company strongly believes that the right combination of technology and expertise results in a fast and fair claims experience, the time when policy holders need insurers the most. Fraud negatively impacts the customer experience through not only higher premiums but also longer time to settlement. Knowing this,

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Xbox Series X And Xbox Series S Reportedly Causing Microsoft To Lose Money


  • Microsoft recently revealed the prices of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S
  • The Xbox Series X retails at $499 while the Xbox Series S retails at $299
  • Microsoft is reportedly selling its next-gen gaming consoles at a loss

A new piece of information surfaced online, claiming that Microsoft is selling Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S at a loss. Microsoft announced earlier this week the official retail price of the Xbox Series S. The all-digital gaming console would soon be available at a starting price of $299.

The Xbox Series S features the same CPU as the Xbox Series X but it is $100 cheaper than its sibling.  Some gaming enthusiasts are now wondering if Microsoft is selling its next-generation gaming consoles at a loss. It appears that Venture Beat’s Jeff Grubb also thinks the same.

According to Grubb, the Redmond-based tech giant is taking

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Owner of Palmetto Cheese apologizes for Facebook post, explains Black woman’s image on packaging

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PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (WBTW) — The owner of the Palmetto Cheese brand, who is also the mayor of Pawleys Island, apologized Thursday for a racially insensitive Facebook post and explained the branding of his product, which is the target of calls for a boycott.

When posting on Facebook about a man who was charged with shooting and killing two people after a traffic accident in Georgetown, Mayor Brian Henry wrote: “2 innocent people murdered. Not 2 thugs or people wanted on multiple warrants. 2 white people defenselessly gunned down by a black man.  Tell me, where is the outrage? When and where will we begin rioting and burning down businesses in Georgetown.”

Henry also referred to the Black Lives Matter movement as a “terror” organization.

“Why do we stand by and allow BLM

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2 Industrial Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

If the idea of investing in industrial stocks puts you off because it sounds boring, you’d certainly reconsider once you learn how big and vital the industrials sector is and how well-positioned some stocks are to grow immensely in coming years. Yes, I’m talking about potential multibaggers here. With their excellent past records and incredible growth drivers ahead, these two industrial stocks are available for you to buy and hold for as long as 10 years, and even longer.

Here’s an “industrial-tech” stock you simply can’t ignore

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) is a formidable mix of industrials and technology, which is where the stock’s appeal lies.

In August, Honeywell stock bagged a spot in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI). It was part of an index reshuffle to accommodate businesses that “better reflect the American economy.” There couldn’t be a better contender than Honeywell, given its massive portfolio that serves most

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California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

California’s unemployment rate fell to 11.4% in August

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A raft of temporary government jobs for the U.S. Census boosted California’s economy in August as the state added 101,900 jobs as the unemployment rate fell below the high-water mark of the Great Recession for the first time since March.

But experts warned that other indicators — including new unemployment claims, feeble consumer spending and paltry job postings — still show the world’s fifth-largest economy has stalled with no quick recovery in sight.

California lost more than 2.6 million jobs in March and April as the government ordered businesses to close and people to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 14,700 Californians.

California, home to nearly 40 million

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Huron Capital’s High Street Insurance Partners Adds Two New Partner Agencies to Portfolio


Perelman Selling Almost Everything as Pandemic Roils His Empire

(Bloomberg) — Bit by bit, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman is parting with his treasures.His Gulfstream 650 is on the market. So is his 257-foot yacht. Movers hauled crates of art from his Upper East Side townhouse after he struck a deal with Sotheby’s to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of works.He’s unloaded his stake in Humvee-maker AM General, sold a flavorings company that he’d owned for decades and hired banks to find buyers for stock he holds in other companies.What in the world is going on with Ron Perelman? His exploits on and off Wall Street have been tabloid fare in New York since the go-go 1980s. But now, at an age when most fellow billionaires are kicking back, Perelman, 77, is facing a range of financial challenges, most of all at Revlon Inc., his cosmetics giant.Once touted as

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Top Trump official Seema Verma ‘abused’ government rules by spending $3.5 million in taxpayer money to boost her own profile, according to a congressional investigation

Deborah Birx et al. looking at the camera: Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

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Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

  • Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chief, “abused the federal contracting process” and “wasted millions of taxpayer dollars,” according to a new congressional investigation. 
  • Verma paid a team of expensive media consultants to help her land high-profile interviews, meet with journalists and lawmakers, and craft written materials. 
  • In one instance, Verma paid consultants nearly $3,000 in taxpayer money to put together a “Girl’s Night” at USA Today reporter Susan Page’s Washington home. 
  • In July 2020, the Health and Human Services inspector general found that Verma broke federal contracting rules. 
  • HHS spokesperson Michael Caputo called the congressional report “another reckless drive-by election year hit job” in a statement to Politico.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

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Mavs Cuban Wants Dirk As An Owner; Nash Wants Him As Nets Coach

DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki is a popular guy.

A year ago, DallasBasketball.com broke the story detailing Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s desire to have the retired icon Nowitzki join the organization in a capacity as a minority owner.

In an interview with our Dalton Trigg on the subject, Cuban said, “Absolutely. I’ll have the convo with Dirk in the future. There is a lot of things involved to make it all work. But it would be awesome.”

Dirk with an ownership stake in this team – the only team he’s ever known – is a nice fit. No single person is more synonymous with the Mavericks than Nowitzki, so such a business partnership would be a coup for Cuban and the Mavs, and would befit their personal friendship as well.

But Dirk has other friends. Like Steve Nash. Who is now involved in another team.


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