iPad Black Friday deals slice serious cash off Apple’s super slates and accessories

It’s Friday November 27 and that means one thing: Black Friday deals are finally, finally arriving at retailers across the world before the Christmas season and Apple iPads in all their forms are some of the most sought after deals going.

Even since the introduction of the iPad Pro, Apple’s fabulous tablet lineup has been having something of a renaissance. As we spend more and more time hunched over laptops, having an alternative, laptop-sized tablet is really appealing and some people are finding that they can work almost solely on an iPad.

While not everyone will find working on an iPad to be ideal, having a tablet around is still a great way to watch stuff in bed, FaceTime with the family, browse the web, send emails, and endlessly scroll social media. Smartphones are getting bigger, but they aren’t as good as a 8-inch-plus screen. 

Let’s jump into the most unmissable iPad Black Friday deals for US and UK…

Best Black Friday iPad deals in the US

Apple iPad Air (2020) | 11-inch | 64GB
Was $599 | Now $569.99 | Save $30 at Amazon
While $30 might not seem like a lot, for a brand new iPad – and one of the best ever at that – it’s a decent Black Friday saving. The new Air is getting harder to come by, too, so make sure you don’t miss out on getting done before Christmas.View Deal

Apple iPad Pro (2018) | 12.9-inch | 64GB
Was $1,499 | Now $1,099 | Save $400 at B&H
iPad Pros are increasingly hard to come by as the latest iPad Air sells out everywhere but B&H has knocked hundreds off the list prices of the last-gen iPad Pro. Have a play around on the B&H website to save money on higher capacity models, too. View Deal

Today’s best Apple iPad Air 2020 deals

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Best Black Friday iPad deals in the UK

Apple iPad mini (2019) | 7.9-inch | 64GB
Was £399 | Now £377 | Save £30 at Currys
The iPad mini is perfect for anyone that wants a no-fuss tablet

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Toys (50% off), clothing (up to75% off), jewelry, $15 Kohl’s Cash! :: WRAL.com

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New Kohl’s Black Friday Deals are LIVE NOW on Thursday, Nov. 26, with excellent buys on toys & games (top brands 50% off), clothing (up to 75% off), kitchen, vacuums, bedding & bath, shoes, jewelry, electronics & more! Plus, you’ll earn $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend and there is a coupon for an extra 15% off! See the long list of fantastic deals below!

See all the sales at Kohls.com HERE!

* 15% Off Coupon: Use the coupon code GIVE or the code THANKS from Nov. 22 – Nov. 27, 2020 to save 15% off your total order. The coupon is valid using any payment type.

* Kohl’s Cash: Earn $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend Nov. 22 – Nov. 27, 2020. Redeem the Kohl’s Cash from November 28 – Dec. 9, 2020. Keep in mind that as of Sept. 30, you need to spend the full $50 to earn the Kohl’s Cash (no longer $48).

Top Deals Valid Nov. 26-27

In addition to the very long list of Black Friday sales below that are valid 11/22-11/27, Kohl’s is having a 2-day Black Friday sale on November 26 (online only) and November 27 (online and in stores)!

These deals are valid online on Thursday, Nov. 26 at 1:01 a.m. ET on Kohls.com HERE and on Friday, Nov. 27 in stores at 5 a.m. local time (as allowed in each area), while supplies last. Kohl’s stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day but you can shop online all day at Kohls.com. Once the sale is live, I’ll be adding more deals.

Toys

* Select Toys, Games & Puzzles: 50% off! There are a ton of toys included in this 50% off sale from top brands (Disney, Playskool, Nerf, Barbie, VTech, Play-Doh, Melissa & Doug, board games, card games, Star Wars, scooters and much more!) Offers and coupons do not apply, but you can earn Kohl’s Cash on toys!

* Spirograph Deluxe Set: $9.99 (reg. $19.99)

* Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Chef Play Food Set: $14.99 (reg. $29.99)

* Disney’s Sing and Spin Scooter Minnie Plush: $19.99 (reg. $39.99)

* Hasbro Beyblade Burst Evolution SwitchStrike Battle Tower: $19.99 (reg. $49.99)

* Scooters, select: $19.99 (reg. $39.99)

* PJ Masks Spiral Die Cast Playset: $24.99 (reg. $49.99)

* Voyager Hover Strobe Hoverboard: $99.99 (reg. $199.99) Earn $30 Kohl’s Cash

Clothing & Shoes

* There are SUPER HOT clothing deals for adults and kids up to 75% off with the additional 15% off coupon! See all the clothing deals HERE.

* Women’s Sonoma Goods For Life® Midrise Leggings: $4.24 with sale and coupon (reg. $20)!

* SO® Paulina Women’s Winter Boots: $12.74 after 15% off coupon and sale (reg. $49.99)!

* SO Sherpa Sweatshirts, Vests and Puffer Vests: $12.74 after sale and 15% off coupon (reg. $50-$50)!

* Men’s Champion® Logo Pullover Hoodie: $24.99 – $25 (reg. $50)!

Electronics

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Women Of Color Hill Staffers Talk New Economic Policymaking, Digital Cash Without Blockchain

On a Friday late in November post-election, I had the opportunity to interview three staffers from the offices of Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Representative Alexia Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), to learn about some of the economic policies that were formed under these well-known public figures.

Being on the ‘digital currency and blockchain’ beat, it made sense to take their temperature first on these areas. Aya Ibrahim, Economic Policy Advisor for Pressley, helped in the drafting of the Payments Modernization Act of 2019. According to Ibrahim, “Facebook Libra’s selling point initially was that this was going to be a way to bank the unbanked and better serve the underbanked, but that wouldn’t necessarily exist had we provided the services we should had provided,” said Ibrahim.

Chastity Murphy, Economic Policy Advisor for Tlaib, highlighted the Automatic Boost To Communities Act that called for a digital dollar by 2021 as an option for Americans to receive public stimulus payments. “There is a lot of hype around blockchain technology, mostly from people who are thinking about its private sector uses. When it comes to publicly administered digital payments, the more important question is not how to create a distributed ledger managed by multiple actors, but how to create digital cash, which you can hold in your pocket, that doesn’t require a ledger at all. That’s the bigger priority, in our opinion.”

Murphy further clarified that, “Technology that may sound very convenient to the average person may have terrible implications for marginalized or historically discriminated communities.” According to Murphy, the concern of her boss and others relates to how, “…facial recognition technology is being used in majority black districts to incarcerate and discriminate against communities of color. Facial Recognition technology is an example of what happens when you separate questions of efficiency and design from questions of exclusion, access, and privacy.”

Speaking of communities of color, Claudia Pagon Marchena, Legislative Aide for Ocasio-Cortez, spoke about how she, Murphy, and Ibrahim forged a close bond on Capitol Hill in their policy work. “I think one of the things that makes our jobs easier in working with one another is the synergy that exists between our bosses and where they stand ideologically. Recurring payments is something that all three of our bosses have been pushing…” said Pagon Marchena. “We find there is strength in numbers and coordination to push these narratives and push the caucus on what a real, progressive response looks like in this time.”

Along with The Automatic Boost to Communities Act that called for a stimulus payment of $2,000 a month per individual to offer relief during Covid-19, the offices joined together to pen a letter to the Congressional leaders on the importance of recurring payments during Covid-19. According to Murphy, it was Ibrahim’s idea to seek

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Feds: CT postal worker charged with stealing cash, gift cards from letters


A Hartford postal worker has been indicted on accusations that he stole cash and gift cards from letters, authorities said.

Nathaniel Bonilla, 31, of Bristol, was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of theft of mail by a postal employee.

Following his arrest, he appeared via video conference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas O. Farrish, entered a plea of not guilty, and was released on a $50,000 bond.


As alleged in the indictment, Bonilla, a mail processing clerk at the U.S. Postal Service’s Process and Distribution Center in Hartford, opened mail envelopes with a razor blade and removed cash and dozens of gift cards or prepaid debit cards for his personal use.

If convicted, Bonilla faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years on each count.



The U.S. Attorney’s Office said people who believe they are a victim of postal theft can file a complaint by calling 888-USPS-OIG, or by visiting

www.uspsoig.gov/form/new-complaint-form

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Rockets prepare for crucial free agent shopping with extra cash to spend

For all that has changed — or threatens to transform the Rockets — they head into the free agency market as if planning business as usual.

They cannot quite go big-name hunting as they had years ago after maneuvering their way into cap space. But after a series of moves this week designed to arm them to chase free agents or execute trades, the Rockets have seemed determined to add veteran pieces around James Harden and Russell Westbrook, rather than to collect young prospects to begin preparing for life without them.

With the NBA free agent sweepstakes set to begin Friday, nearly five months late and less than two weeks before players reaching decisions in the coming days will report for training camps, the Rockets have clear work to do.

The trade of Robert Covington ultimately netted the Rockets two first-round picks, one from the Trail Blazers and another after a subsequent deal with the Pistons. But it leaves a glaring void.

Covington played an average of 33 minutes per game after the Rockets dealt Clint Capela and a first-round pick to get him. He exceled as a rebounder and a shot-blocker, Rockets shortcomings now even more exposed.

Without Covington or Trevor Ariza, who was acquired on Monday and traded to the Pistons on Wednesday, the Rockets have only one player under contract taller than the 6-5 Harden; 6-foot-6 wing Danuel House Jr. But by moving Ariza, the Rockets moved back under the luxury tax line, allowing them to spend up to $9.3 million in mid-level exception money, rather than the $5.7 million they had before the trade with the Pistons.

They also generated a $12.4 million trade exception, once the Ariza deal becomes official, which could work with the first-round picks the Rockets added in the hopes that they could eventually work in a trade.

Trade exceptions typically are described as assets but expire unused. The mid-level money, however, will drive their efforts to bring in reinforcements, likely starting the pursuit of a center.

Rockets general manager Rafael Stone had already spoken of a desire to add a more traditional center to give new coach Stephen Silas options in addition to last season’s smallball style.

The moves since, and any possibility of dealing Westbrook and his ability to attack the rim, seem to make that more of a priority, potentially leading the Rockets to seek a center able to take on considerably more than situational playing time.

There are many that could fill that role, several that would likely require the larger mid-level exception the Rockets now have to offer. Their challenge would be if players such as the Pistons’ Christian Wood or Serge Ibaka receive offers out of the Rockets’ price range.

Many of the range-shooting power forwards, including Jerami Grant, Davis Bertans and Danilo Gallinari, already seem certain to land contracts well in excess of even the larger mid-level exception.

The Rockets, however, could still benefit from the moves to have more mid-level money to spend. With

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George Clooney’s massive cash gift to 14 closest friends

George Clooney is one of the most generous friends you could ever ask for.

The 59-year-old actor confirmed that yes, he did gift $US1 million ($A1.37 million) to each of his 14 closest friends in 2013 as a token of appreciation for all they’ve done for him. That’s over $A19 million, all up.

“I just thought basically if I get hit by a bus, they’re all in the will. So why the f**k am I waiting to get hit by a bus?” he told GQ for its Men of the Year issue.

Clooney’s bestie and Casamigos business partner, Rande Gerber, was the first one to spill the news when appearing on MSNBC. He said that the Oscar winner invited all his friends over for dinner one night and handed them a suitcase, each containing $US1 million in cash.

Clooney said he wanted to do it because at that point in time he didn’t have a wife or kids and never expected to have a family.

“And I thought, what I do have are these guys who’ve all, over a period of 35 years, helped me in one way or another,” he said. “I’ve slept on their couches when I was broke. They loaned me money when I was broke. They helped me when I needed help over the years. And I’ve helped them over the years … And I thought, you know, without them I don’t have any of this.”

Clooney confirmed the suitcase bit as well. He said they were made by the brand Tumi.

In 2014, he married human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin, and in 2017, they welcomed twins Alexander and Ella.

The Ocean’s Eleven star admitted that his wife totally rocked his world.

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“I was like, ‘I’m never getting married. I’m not gonna have kids,’” he said. “‘I’m gonna work, I’ve got great friends, my life is full, I’m doing well.’ And I didn’t know how un-full it was until I met Amal.”

Clooney added, “I was like, ‘Oh, actually, this has been a huge empty space.’ I’d never been in the position where someone else’s life was infinitely more important to me than my own. You know? And then tack on two more individuals, who are small and have to be fed.”

Amal told Vogue magazine in 2018 that falling in love with Clooney was “the most natural thing in the world”.

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Fresh’s holiday gift sets save you cash on luxury skincare essentials

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When it comes to holiday gifts, it can be difficult to find a present that feels luxurious, but doesn’t have an expensive price tag to match. However, around the holiday season, top-rated beauty brands come out with value sets featuring their best-selling products at a discounted price. Score!

Beauty gift sets make for great gifts, usually containing several products that complement each other in festive packaging. These collections truly give you the most bang for your buck — and Fresh’s holiday gift sets are no different. With over 15 different sets to choose from, Fresh’s selection of holiday gifts will check several people off your shopping list. Check out some of the stellar options below and scoop one up for the skincare lover on your list — or just for yourself.

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Why we love it: This set includes six of Fresh’s cult-favorite lip balms in a variety of shades. Keep the set together and wow one person, or break the set up and treat everyone on your list to a plump pout.

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Why we love it: This five-piece set is ideal for someone that doesn’t have a skincare routine just yet. It includes a cleanser, toner, face mask, moisturizer and lip treatment.

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Why we love it: Treat a loved one (or yourself) to some extra TLC with this set of three best-selling masks. The included formulas were paired together to help get your skin smoother, firmer and more hydrated.

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Why we love it: This value set is perfect for the beauty guru that is always on-the-go — or never has time to finish a full-sized beauty product. This set includes a face cleanser, moisturizer, night cream and a lip treatment.

If you liked this story, check out the $11 rosewater spray one ITK editor swears by.

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Beauty queens caught in legal battle over Mrs. World pageant cash

A former Mrs. New York and a one-time Mrs. Montana are locked in an ugly battle of beauty queens.

Alice Lee Giannetta, 37, a stunning Manhattan attorney with multiple titles under her satin sash, claims Mrs. World pageant official Tana Johnson, 44, wrongly accused her of being a “liar and a thief” and misappropriating pageant cash.

Giannetta was named Mrs. New York in 2016, became Mrs. Hong Kong in 2017, and was crowned Mrs. World in 2018. The Chinese immigrant to the US was the first Asian woman to win Mrs. New York and the first Chinese woman to win the Mrs. World title.

Johnson, a gorgeous pharmacist mother of four, won her Montana tiara in 2017 and is now vice president of the Mrs. World organization.

Calling Giannetta a “disgraced ex Mrs. World” who’d been “sacked,” Johnson claimed in a May press release and Facebook post that Giannetta refused to return an unspecified amount of cash she took from sponsors while working to set up the 2021 Mrs. World competition in Sri Lanka.

“If any of you paid monies to her for any purported Mrs. World related purpose — that’s money stolen! … She had no authorization from Mrs. World to accept revenues for any reason,” Johnson wrote.

The release also railed against Giannetta for questioning the health of Mrs. World founder David Marmel, and slammed her “lack of character.” Marmel, 84, died of cancer on Sept. 1.

In reality, Giannetta claims in court papers, she was working closely with Marmel to bring the competition to Sri Lanka in 2021 via her business contacts in that country; had been “clearly authorized and licensed” to do work on Mrs. World’s behalf, and was even offered an “ownership percentage” of the organization.

She sued Johnson, Mrs. World and Marmel in California in July, and filed a new, $3 million defamation and libel case against Johnson in Manhattan last week.

She called herself “one of the most prolific title holders in the history of the pageant,” who “tirelessly” did charity work and promoted Mrs. World.

Giannetta asserts that it was Marmel who asked her to get more involved in the Mrs. World organization, and said she’s been “irreparably” harmed by Johnson’s “malicious” words.

“I would never file a federal lawsuit unless I was confident of the truth,” Giannetta told The Post. 

“We believe that, at the end of the day, the allegations will be proved erroneous and that the case will be dismissed,” said Johnson’s lawyer, Leonard Steiner.

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Ad holding companies are trying to cash in on e-commerce ad dollars

  • As online shopping skyrockets during the pandemic, ad agency giants are swooping in to cash in on ad dollars that are flowing to e-commerce.
  • Dentsu, Horizon Media, and IPG have launched new commerce practices in the past few months while Omnicom, Publicis, and WPP revamp or put more muscle behind theirs.
  • These practices offer predictable profits for ad holding companies, whose clients are cutting spending on marketing services, but they’ll have to move fast to capitalize on the opportunity. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Brands and retailers are shoveling money into e-commerce advertising as online shopping skyrockets during the pandemic — and ad holding companies and agencies are swooping in to cash in on the demand. 

Dentsu, Horizon Media, and IPG have launched new commerce practices in the past few months while Omnicom, Publicis, and WPP revamp or put more muscle behind theirs.

“This is definitely a trend for 2020 and 2021: e-commerce, and, more broadly, retail media and marketplace commerce are top client priorities,” said Forrester analyst Jay Pattisall. “Clients and agencies are claiming a decade of e-commerce innovation in the last six to eight months due to COVID, so it’s no surprise that many agencies and consultancies are pushing further into that capability.”

Brands and retailers need help as shopper marketing evolves

Retailers and consumer goods companies have already been evolving to compete with direct-to-consumer startups and online retailers that sell their own products.

“It’s ecommerce that’s [changed] how we’re thinking about marketing now,” Brad Hiranaga, General Mills’ chief brand officer told Business Insider. “It’s no longer, ‘I’m going to get tortillas over here, and some beef and cheese over there.’ Brands that are smart are providing that whole solution for taco night with one click of a button.'”

Online shopping has accelerated during the pandemic, leading brands like Petco, Hershey and General Mills to prioritize online sales and shift spending from traditional advertising to digital media channels, especially retail media. E-commerce ad spending is set to increase 38.8% this year to represent 12.2% of US digital ad spending, according to Business Insider Intelligence’s eMarketer. 

“COVID added a new sense of urgency because consumers were suddenly shifting their buying habits online,” said Will Margaritis, SVP and head of e-commerce at IPG’s Reprise Commerce. “Brands could no longer assume that e-commerce was covered so long as they were on Amazon.” 

Read more: Retailers like Walmart, CVS, and Instacart are starting to chip away at Amazon’s advertising dominance

Beyond Amazon, retailers such as Walmart, Target, Instacart have  started selling advertising on their sites. Shopper marketing used to focus on end-caps and shelves in physical retail stores, but people now have other ways to shop, creating more data for sellers to keep track of.  

“You have to juggle and pay attention to all of these retailers, because that’s where your consumers are,” said Reprise Commerce’s Margaritis. 

“The consumer journey used to be very predictable, but that’s completely changed — we can now see an Instagram ad and go from

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South Yorkshire burglar ransacked store for clothing and cash

Adam Clayton smashed a front door to enter Caprice Clothing on High Street, Rotherham, overnight on September 19 this year, said prosecutor Amy Earnshaw.

Glass was scattered on the floor, clothing was strewn around the shop and £2,000 in cash was taken along with £5,000 of stock, including Wrangler and Enzo jeans.

Scene of crime officers linked glass fragments to Clayton, who caused £185 of damage to the door, and left a bag of stolen socks and underwear behind the shop.

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Caprice Clothing, on the High Street, Rotherham
Caprice Clothing, on the High Street, Rotherham

The owner said in a statement: “I have run this family business for many years and I ask the defendant to consider what he has done and why he has done it.”

Ms Earnshaw said the owner was “hurt because he saw the aftermath of the offence.”

Sheffield Crown Court heard Clayton has 15 previous convictions for 29 offences, including robbery and burglary, that date back to 2006, and has spent “considerable periods of time in prison.”

He was jailed for 15 months in January this year for two commercial burglaries, and was released on licence at the time of this break-in, Ms Earnshaw said.

Michael Cane-Soothill, mitigating, said Clayton was given accommodation in a hotel after his release, but fell back into drug use with some of the other occupants.

“His family, except his grandfather, are disappointed and have withdrawn their support,” he said. “When he is drug-free he can find work, but he turns to drugs when under pressure.”

He said Clayton is having weekly sessions with the mental health team and has detoxed from drugs with a Methadone prescription.

He said that Clayton planned to “steer clear of people who will lead him astray with drugs.”

Clayton, aged 30, of Princes Street, Rotherham, pleaded guilty to burglary at Sheffield Magistrates Court on October 2.

Judge Michael Slater said: “I accept you stayed out of trouble for several months but you went on to commit this serious burglary.”

He jailed him for ten months and told him he will serve half that time in custody and the rest on licence.

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