Study: Lockdown Shopping Habits Are Here To Stay

With Australia in recession for the first time in nearly 30 years, Australians are more conscious of how they spend their money and what they receive in return. The changing expectations of Australian consumers and the key shopping behaviours that emerged throughout the pandemic have been revealed in new independent research conducted by Opinium Research and commissioned by Adyen.

The Adyen Agility Report details the findings of a survey of more than 25,000 respondents, including 2000 Australian adults, and provides a guide to help retail and hospitality businesses secure customer loyalty in an ever-changing market.

Australians still love shopping in-store

While COVID-19 has been a huge catalyst for change, it’s also solidified our preference for certain activities, including shopping in-store. Of all consumers surveyed, Australians have the strongest desire to shop in-store (72 per cent) compared to 62 per cent of Americans and 50 per cent of Brits. Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of Australians are also looking forward to shopping in-store for pleasure again, well ahead of the global average of 55 per cent.

Adyen country manager Australia and New Zealand Michel van Aalten said: “The businesses that consistently performed the best throughout the coronavirus pandemic were those that combined their physical and digital worlds to create a fluid, channel-agnostic experience which prioritised the customer. Australian consumers are more conscious of how they spend their hard earned money and expect good service in return. While we’ll continue to enjoy shopping in-person, online is on the rise, across all age groups. If retailers want to capitalise on this newly converted audience, they need to focus on being agile and delivering seamless and secure experiences across all channels.”

But the shift online is real and here to stay

The pandemic caused a mass migration to online channels, particularly as lockdowns swept across the country, and Adyen’s research suggests that consumers have been won over by the channel’s convenience. More than a quarter (27 per cent) of Australians said they shopped more online during the pandemic than they did previously – although less than our global counterparts in the USA (36 per cent) and UK (33 per cent). A third (33 per cent) of Australians will also shop online more often now than before. This skews by age, with 46 per cent of 18-34 year olds planning to embrace this habit, compared to 38 per cent of 35-54 year olds, and 17 per cent of those aged 55 and older. The appeal of online shopping is far-reaching, with 28 per cent of those who prefer to shop in-store acknowledging they will also shop online more.

Experience is everything

A key finding from the research is that Australians don’t tolerate bad experiences – 72 per cent won’t return to a retailer if they’ve had a bad experience, either in-store or online. But they do also reward those who help them out, particularly when times are tough. The vast majority (78 per cent) say they will continue to support the retailers they relied on

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Global Cleanroom Clothing Market 2020 Competitive Dynamics, Growth Analysis, Segmentation and Worldwide Players Strategies up to 2025

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Nov 08, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
A recently published report by MarketQuest.biz with the title Global Cleanroom Clothing Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 attempts to equip its readers with extensive and exclusive data on the market. The report covers the market landscape and its evolution predictions during the forecast period from 2020 to 2025. The report throws light on specific developments crucial growth triggering factors as well as market dynamics such as drivers, challenges, threats, a decisive overview of market segmentation, opportunity mapping as well as barrier analysis. One of the objectives of the report is to provide an overview of the global Cleanroom Clothing market with detailed market segmentation by type, application, and geography.

Data Evaluation:

The report analyzes key statistics on the market status of the leading market players. In the first part of the market report, market definition and its scope are defined. In this part, the research analysts have included the target audience for the market. The information furnished in the report has been scrutinized at multiple levels and verified on the basis of various models pertaining to the market. According to the report, the global Cleanroom Clothing market is anticipated to eyewitness high growth during the forecast period. All market-specific information demonstrated within has been meticulously obtained from diverse sources. The entire value chain has also been closely studied to gain information from the retailer perspective.

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NOTE: Our analysts monitoring the situation across the globe explains that the market will generate remunerative prospects for producers post COVID-19 crisis. The report aims to provide an additional illustration of the latest scenario, economic slowdown, and COVID-19 impact on the overall industry.

This research report also includes profiles of major companies operating in the global market. Some of the prominent players operating in the global Cleanroom Clothing market are: 3M, DuPont, Aramark, Alpha Pro Tech, Cintas, Ansell, KM Corporation, Chemsplash, Berkshire Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Valutek, Mediline Industries, Vestilab, Terra Universal, Micronclean Limited, Nitritex Ltd.

Based on type, the market has been segmented into: Disposable, Launderable

Based on application, the market has been segmented into: Electronic and Semiconductor, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, Medical Device Industry, Others

Geographical Presence:

The report provides a comprehensive study of the global Cleanroom Clothing market, with details ranging from assessment of companies to trends to geography-specific drivers and restraints. The study presents segmental highlights and competitive landscape concerning each geography. Authored by researchers after extensive analysis, the report is introduced with key insights into the global market. The research will ensure that the readers gain an in-depth understanding of the direction of the market.

The regional presence of North America (United States, Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia), South America (Brazil, Argentina, etc.), Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa) is described in detail.

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Filipina beauty Ki’ilani Arruda of Hawaii crowned Miss Teen USA 2020

Ki’ilani Arruda (Photo from Miss Teen USA Organization)

Filipino pageant fans, rejoice! Miss Teen USA 2020 pageant crowned Fil-Am Ki’ilani Arruda as its queen.

After months of delays due to the pandemic, the 37th edition of the pageant was held on Nov. 7, in Memphis, Tennessee. There, the Hawaii representative bested 50 other candidates, leaving Miss Oregon Shayla Montgomery and Miss Georgia Shayla Jackson as 1st runner up and the latter as 2nd runner up.

During the Q&A portion of the pageant, Ki’ilani was asked: “What has experiencing a global pandemic taught you about life?”

Here is her answer:

“Well, of course this global pandemic is very unprecedented and has taught me a lot about life. For me, it has especially taught me how to appreciate my family. I got to spend so much time with my family, my little sister, my little brother. I love them dearly, and I know that soon, in spring, I will be going into college, and I won’t have those precious moments to share with them. So really, it’s just to cherish those moments. And it’s so honorable I get to represent my home of Hawai’i, so just being at home is so wonderful.”

Here are some interesting facts you need to know about this young queen.

Like Moana, she is a true island girl

A quick scroll on Ki’ilani’s Instagram and you’ll see that she loves to go for any island adventure, whether hiking on mountains or basking under the sun on the crystal beach of Hawaii. Having an active lifestyle is not new to the 19-year-old beauty. Back in her high school days, she competed in volleyball, swim, and track.

She advocates Autism Awareness

According to the Miss Hawaii USA website, Ki’ilani wants to advocate for Autism Awareness and recently received her Registered Behavior Technician License. This cause is grounded by her love for her younger brother, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two.

She is the second Fil-Am to win in the pageant

Ki’ilani is the second candidate with Filipina roots to win the crown after the Miss Teen USA 1998 victory of Hollywood celebrity Vanessa Minillo-Lachey.

She is a fan of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

In a virtual presscon, Ki’ilani revealed that Filipina beauty queen Catriona Gray is her favorite Miss Universe winner. “There’s so many of them,” she says. “All of them but I’m a little biased towards Catriona because I am half-Filipino myself. Her reign was so amazing, and I’ve always looked up to her as a role model.”

 

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The Beauty of Less Is More: Minimalist Photography in Color

Minimalist photography is the type of work that sits quietly on your wall and catches your attention from time to time. However, it doesn’t necessarily need to be monochrome, as is shown in this video.

Peaceful and easy-on-the-eyes minimalist photography looks simple at first glance but definitely isn’t that easy to do in practice. This is true for a lot of photographs that look seemingly uncomplicated until you actually try to attempt it yourself and come to the realization that you either need a lot of practice, patience, preparation, or all four and more combined in one. In this video, photographer Mads Peter Iversen takes the viewer through different water-based landscapes in Denmark, explaining his way of working and showing the final result.

Generally, we are used to predominantly seeing, or at least I have, monochrome minimalist imagery, whereas Iversen chose to keep his photographs in color. This style of photography definitely is not for those who are not willing to set an early morning alarm and be prepared to do plenty of walking, especially in the wintertime. You need to put time and effort into planning the locations you want to photograph, but as shown in this video, consider bodies of water as a good choice for this style of photography. Tranquil lakes or seas will give you a beautiful surface to work with, especially when you start incorporating other elements, such as birds, trees, or water grasses. When the wind has died down and the water is still, there are so many photographic opportunities, especially if you want to incorporate the color of the sky reflecting in the water during different times of the day.

Even if you have no intention of going on a trip to scout locations for landscape photography, you can still enjoy Iversen’s cinematic journey and the final images from it to give you inspiration to pull out a camera and go for a walk nearby. 

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Sir Bradley Wiggins seen with new girlfriend Laura Hartshorne after split from his wife of 16 years

Sir Bradley Wiggins has been spotted with his new girlfriend Laura Hartshorne for the first time as the pair ventured out for a shopping trip.

The Olympic gold medallist, 40, looked loved up as he put his arm around Laura, a PR executive believed to be in her 40s.

The charmed couple had been introduced to one another by a mutual friend, and after hitting it off Bradley has even taken the plunge of moving in with her. 

Sir Bradley Wiggins has been spotted with his new girlfriend Laura Hartshorne for the first time as the pair ventured out for a shopping trip in south west London

Sir Bradley Wiggins has been spotted with his new girlfriend Laura Hartshorne for the first time as the pair ventured out for a shopping trip in south west London

News that the couple were ­dating emerged last month only six months on from the Tour de France winner's split from wife of 16 years Catherine (pictured) in May

News that the couple were ­dating emerged last month only six months on from the Tour de France winner’s split from wife of 16 years Catherine (pictured) in May

News that the couple were ­dating emerged last month only six months on from the Tour de France winner’s split from wife of 16 years Catherine in May.

But according to fellow shoppers, Bradley and Laura were every bit the happy couple as they left a supermarket in south west London.

‘They looked happy, like a new couple,’ an onlooker told The Sun.

The Olympic gold medallist, 40, looked loved up as he put his arm around Laura, a PR executive believed to be in her 40s

The Olympic gold medallist, 40, looked loved up as he put his arm around Laura, a PR executive believed to be in her 40s

Strongman: The Olympic gold medallist makes easy work of the shopping bags on the quick trip out

Strongman: The Olympic gold medallist makes easy work of the shopping bags on the quick trip out

‘They’d done a big shop as if they’d prepared for lockdown.’

Bradley had initially kept his new relationship under wraps but he has now moved into Laura’s London home. 

His ex-wife Cath has stayed in Preston with their two children, Ben, 14, and Isabella, 12.  

Laura is an art graduate who once worked for a modelling agency with Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell on its books.

The cycling legend, 40, had initially kept his new relationship under wraps but he has now moved into Laura's (pictured) London home

The cycling legend, 40, had initially kept his new relationship under wraps but he has now moved into Laura’s (pictured) London home

The PR executive also co-founded a dog biscuit company called Bark ‘n’ Bites.

A source close to the cyclist said: ‘Laura is no stranger to the celebrity scene given her job and she loves a good party which fits in more with Bradley’s lifestyle now.

‘It was never intended to turn into a relationship but they formed a close emotional bond and things progressed from there.

‘He’s moved in with her in London and they’re very loved up.’ 

Sir Bradley Wiggins and his wife Cath, pictured kissing in 2012 at his victory in the Tour de France, sadly announced their split in May

Sir Bradley Wiggins and his wife Cath, pictured kissing in 2012 at his victory in the Tour de France, sadly announced their split in May

Announcing his split earlier this year, the British Olympic star tweeted the sad news and said their two children remained ‘a priority’.

He wrote: ‘It is with deep sadness my wife Cath and I have decided to separate. Our two children remain our priority and we ask for privacy at this time. Brad & Cath.’ 

The 2012 Tour De France winner’s role in the spotlight has hit his family

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Fashion house Burberry set to see profits drop by almost 80% after coronavirus batters luxury sales



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Fashion house Burberry is set to see profits drop by almost 80 per cent after the pandemic battered luxury sales. 

Profits are expected to come in at £42m in the six months to September, according to forecasts compiled by Reuters. 



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This covered the period when many countries were in lockdown. It would be a 78 per cent drop from the £193m profit over the same period in 2019. 

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FTSE 100-listed Burberry, which has teamed up with Manchester United striker and children’s poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford, says air travel recovering will be key to its sales bouncing back as revenue is driven by tourism spending. 

In July, it said same-store sales fell by 45 per cent in the first quarter. 

Over the whole period, the figure is estimated to be 31 per cent. The share price slid by a third this year. 

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Best Advent Calendars to Countdown to Christmas 2020

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The festive season is upon us and there is no better way to get ready for it than the purchase of a special Advent calendar.

Choose one for you and yours – from beauty, kids, food and drink – and get the holiday season started on the right foot.

BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS
If you’ve been looking for a reason to treat yourself – though honestly, you always deserve to treat yourself – one of these beauty Advent calendars to count down the days until Christmas is the best way to do so. Filled with both the signature and latest products of some of the most iconic names in beauty, there’s one for everyone.

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Advent Calendar, Myer, $420

We love: the inclusion of a miniature bottle of the intoxicating Black Opium EDP, and several shades of the iconic, satin Rouge Pur Couture lipstick

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Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar, MAC, $199

We love: its unique, round design (perfect for gifting!) and saving $54 on included products.

SHOP HERE

Beauty Advent Calendars, The Body Shop, $100-250

We love: its wonderfully whimsical, clever design that can double as a toyhouse for kids come Christmas morning.

SHOP HERE

Wild Wishes Advent Calendar, Sephora, $100

We love: from micellar water to hair ties (you can never have enough!) this beauty Advent calendar will restock your daily essentials in the most fun way possible.

SHOP HERE

ASOS Face + Body 12 Day Advent Calendar, ASOS, $70

We love: unlike many of the calendars you’ll see on this list, ASOS is one of the few to offer a calendar with full-sized products – 10 of 12, to be exact. Plus, the outermost box can be reused for storage after Christmas.

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Shake Your Beauty Minis Makeup Set, Benefit Cosmetics, $119

We love: the inclusion of the 24-Hour Brow Setter, the cult favourite clear gel that will keep your brows perfectly placed, day long.

SHOP HERE

Limited Edition Advent Calendar, Kiehl’s, $149

We love: the saving of at least $141 and inclusion of the most iconic of Kiehl’s skincare products, including their beloved Ultra Facial Cream.

SHOP HERE

KIDS ADVENT CALENDARS
Build your children’s excitement and anticipation for Santa’s arrival with our picks for the best Advent calendars for kids. From ones celebrating the birth of Jesus to ones filled with their favourite fictional characters, these calendars are the perfect way of extending the Christmas season for the youngest in your family.

MERI MERI Advent Calendar Nativity, The Iconic, $74.95

We love: the beautiful wooden construction of the final Nativity, and the keepsake box to last beyond Christmas.

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Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar, Amazon, $60.50

We love: that 311 pieces join together to create some of the most iconic characters in the Star

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Thousands flock to UK beauty spots during first weekend of national covid lockdown as Brits enjoy the great outdoors

THOUSANDS flocked to beauty spots in the country during the first weekend of the national Covid lockdown as Brits enjoyed the great outdoors.

Many fled to the Peak District on the fourth day of the lockdown, as others were seen exercising and walking their dogs in parks across London.

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People were spotted exercising at a busy Hyde Park in London

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People were spotted exercising at a busy Hyde Park in London Credit: AFP or licensors
Families are seen on the hills of the Peak District

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Families are seen on the hills of the Peak District Credit: Mercury Press
Richmond Park was filled with people as some rode bikes and others went for a jog

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Richmond Park was filled with people as some rode bikes and others went for a jogCredit: London News Pictures

The Government announced a second lockdown, which begun on Thursday in response to the increasing rates of coronavirus infections.

As part of the rules, all non essential shops have been forced to shut.

Different households have also been banned from mixing as gyms, pubs and restaurants have been told to close their doors in a desperate bid to curtail the spread of the deadly bug.

This however, did not stop many from braving the cold and wet weather to hit the Peak District this afternoon.

Car parks are full in the countryside as people brave the weather to hit the Peak District

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Car parks are full in the countryside as people brave the weather to hit the Peak District Credit: Mercury Press
Members of the public walk alongside Bournemouth beach despite the Government's order to stay home

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Members of the public walk alongside Bournemouth beach despite the Government’s order to stay home Credit: Bournemouth News

Others were seen taking walks along Bournemouth Beach despite the Government’s advice to stay home.

Streets in central London such as Soho, however, were empty, backing up data that Londoners followed social distancing measures than people in other parts of the country over the summer, according to Mail Online.

Streets in central London were uncharacteristically empty on the first weekend of the lockdown

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Streets in central London were uncharacteristically empty on the first weekend of the lockdownCredit: Rex Features
Central London was virtually empty as all non-essential shops were forced to shut

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Central London was virtually empty as all non-essential shops were forced to shutCredit: Rex Features

Data collected anonymously of mobile phone movements by Google show that while other areas of the UK opened up after months of lockdown, Londoners remained careful.

As people visited pubs and restaurants after the lockdown between July to September, people in London either stayed inside or made use of socially distanced outdoor venues, according to the data.

Figures released today reveal that there were 20,572 cases recorded, which is a decline of about 12 per cent, compared to last Sunday’s figures.

Families headed to parks in London despite the second England lockdown

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Families headed to parks in London despite the second England lockdownCredit: London News Pictures
A woman is seen enjoying the waves at Bournemouth beach

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A woman is seen enjoying the waves at Bournemouth beachCredit: Alamy Live News
Three women are seen cycling at a busy Green Park in London

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Three women are seen cycling at a busy Green Park in LondonCredit: AFP or licensors

A total of 156 new coronavirus deaths were reported today in the country.

In England, 127 deaths were recorded with Scotland reporting three.

Wales saw 19 deaths along with 744 new cases of the virus.

The country is expected to come out of its “firebreak” lockdown tomorrow.

In Northern Ireland,

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Kamala Harris and Jill Biden’s Victory Celebration Looks Honored American Fashion’s Pluralism

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Last night’s Biden Harris victory celebration in Wilmington, Delaware was a great night for America—and for American fashion. In their first speeches as president-elect and vice president-elect, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris sought to heal the divisions that have defined the last four years in U.S. politics. And it is notable that the Carolina Herrera suffragette white suit Harris wore to deliver that message, as well as the Oscar de la Renta asymmetrical floral dress worn by future first lady Jill Biden, are both from immigrant-founded American fashion labels that have long dressed first ladies on both sides of the political aisle.

In her historic remarks as the first woman elected Vice President, Harris recalled how her late mother, an Indian immigrant, “believed so deeply in America where a moment like this is possible, and so I am thinking about her and about the generations of women, Black women, Asian, white, Latina, Native American women—who throughout our nation’s history have paved the way for this moment—women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality and liberty and justice for all.”

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Photo credit: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Harris’s peak lapel suit, from Carolina Herrera creative director Wes Gordon’s resort 2021 collection is by a label whose Venezuela-born eponymous founder proudly dressed first ladies regardless of their political affiliation. During her nearly four decade career (she retired in 2016), Herrera created clothes for Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and, yes, Melania Trump.

Jill Biden’s embroidered midi dress is from the Oscar de la Renta resort 2020 collection co-designed by Laura Kim, who was raised in Korea and Canada, and Fernando Garcia, who spent his childhood in the Dominican Republic and Spain. They carry on the house’s late Dominican-born founder Oscar de la Renta’s relationship to the White House, which stretched all the way from Jackie Kennedy in 1962 to Michelle Obama shortly before his death in 2014. De la Renta supported his friend Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and was also a close confidante of Nancy Reagan and Laura Bush.

Photo credit: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Photo credit: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

From the moment Michelle Obama stepped out in red and black Narciso Rodriguez dress on the night that Barack Obama won his first presidential election in 2008, she began what would become a trademark of her style: supporting American talent, and in particular, designers of color. In doing so, she showed both the quiet power of fashion to speak volumes about our beliefs and created an unprecedented amount of value for the labels she chose to wear as first lady.

By the looks of it, at a moment when the American fashion industry has been hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it has found two major cheerleaders in our first ever female vice president-elect and future first lady. Biden’s dress sold out on The Outnet overnight.

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Beauty and Beast on gorgeous Patrick Mahomes fake, Travis Kelce stiff-arm for TD vs Panthers

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce hooked up for a 44-yard gain versus the Panthers, perfectly encapsulating why the reigning champions are nearly impossible to stop on offense.

That was a beastly play for the Chiefs.

Then came the Kansas City beauty for the reigning champions. The Chiefs hit paydirt on this beautiful, elegant fake from Mahomes which once again crossed up the Panthers:

Down four points midway through the third quarter, Kansas City had for most of the day been engaged in a slugfest with the surprising Carolina Panthers, who had largely succeeded in containing the speed that the Chiefs typically like to play with. Facing a third-and-long however, Mahomes maneuvered through the pocket on a four-man rush, before firing a dart to a waiting Kelce who had beat Panthers’ cornerback Rasul Douglas along the sidelines. Holding the football barehanded, the tight end then unleashed a vicious stiff arm on safety Tre Boston, as he got back towards the middle of the field.

Not only has Kelce accumulated 146 receiving yards on the day–his most since 2018–but the tight end put the Chiefs in position to score a the go-ahead touchdown shortly thereafter. Kansas City leads 20-17 at the start of the fourth-quarter.

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