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Fortnite alien artifacts week 6: All locations for new alien artifacts

Fortnite week 6 alien artifacts have become available today. Alien artifacts are a new resource for Fortnite season 7 which are crucial to unlocking the new Kymera skin. At the start of Fortnite season 7 the latest batch of alien artifacts became available on Tuesday, but now the new alien artifacts are going live alongside the latest Fortnite season 7 Epic Quests.

Five new alien artifacts have become available on the Fortnite season 7 map today.

The locations for the new alien artifacts were revealed in a post on Twitter by @XTigerHyperX.

You can find a map in this article of the new Fortnite alien artifacts for week 6, and all of the alien artifacts so far for season 7.

Fortnite alien artifacts can be found in Cosmic Chests or at certain locations across the Battle Royale map.

Here are more details on where to find the latest batch of Fortnite alien artifacts…

FORTNITE ALIEN ARTIFACTS – WEEK 6 LOCATIONS

Fortnite alien artifact location one – You will be able to find a Fortnite alien artifact right by Lockie Lighthouse. Lookout for a white shed at the foot of the hill that has the lighthouse. You’ll find a Fortnite alien artifact in there.

Fortnite alien artifact location two – The next Foortnite alien artifact can be found just south of Steamy Stacks. It will be located in the purple area of alien trees underneath one.

Fortnite alien artifact location three – Head to Corny Complex to find the next Fortnite alien artifact. West of the main farm you’ll find a Fortnite alien artifact inside a farm building.

Fortnite alien artifact location four – The next Fortnite alien artifact can be found at Base Camp Hotel, which is south of the Retail Row POI. It’s in the building by the mountaintop camp next to the telescope.

Fortnite alien artifact location five – To get the final new Fortnite alien artifact head to Isla Nublada. This is on the southern coast near Flush Factory. You will find the Fortnite alien artifact at the castle ruins on the lower level.

In case you’re wondering, here is a full list of the Fortnite week 6 season 7 challenges which have gone live this week too…

FORTNITE WEEK 6 LEGENDARY QUESTS

Get Slone’s orders from a payphone (1) – 15,000 XP

Place prepper supplies in Hayseed’s Farm (1) – 45,000 XP

Deal damage to opponents in farms (25) – 30,000 XP

Use an Inflate-A-Bull (1) – 30,000 XP

Place cow decoys in farms (3) – 30,000 XP

Damage an alien-driven saucer (25) – 30,000 XP

FORTNITE WEEK 6 EPIC QUESTS

Collect gold bars (500) – 30,000 XP

Spend gold bars (500) – 30,000 XP

Destroy equipment on top of Abductors (3) – 30,000 XP

Open chests or ammo boxes in low-gravity areas (3) – 30,000 XP

Deploy alien nanites anywhere other than Holly Hatchery (3) – 30,000 XP

Destroy alien trees (5) – 30,000 XP

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Fortnite week 6 challenge guide: Where to place Prepper Supplies and Cow Decoy locations

Fortnite week 6 challenges are now live, with two of the most eye-catching challenges about Prepper Supplies and Cow Decoy locations. The Fortnite week 6 season 7 Legendary Quests became available to play on Wednesday July 14 with the Epic Quests going live on Thursday July 15. The Legendary Quests are only available for a limited time, with players just getting one week to take on these challenges.

And two of the most eye-catching Legendary Quests for week 6 are Place Prepper Suppliers in Hayseed’s Farm and place cow decoys in farms.

You only need to place one Prepper Supply while you need to place three cow decoys to complete the week 6 Quests.

If you’re struggling to complete these challenges then don’t worry, Express.co.uk is here to help.

To complete the Prepper Supplies challenge you will need to head to Hayseed’s Farm on the Fortnite Battle Royale map.

This location is north west of Corny Complex.

As explained in a post by Fortnite Insider, there are five possible locations to place Prepper Supplies.

But you only need to find one to complete this stage of the latest batch of Fortnite Legendary Quests.

One location you can head to is on the west side of the farm right by the wooden bridge.

The areas you can place Prepper Supplies are signified by a light blue outline of the supplies.

If you’re still struggling you can find a map in this article showing all the possible locations you can put down Prepper Supplies.

For the Cow Decoys locations, you will need to head to Hayseed’s Farm and Corny Complex once again.

You need to place three Cow Decoys are there are over a dozen possible locations you can place these.

The Hayseed Farm Cow Decoy locations are all close to one another while in Corny Complex it’s a bit more spread out.

If you drop in by the Gas Station near Hayseed Farm you’ll be able to head to the locations you need to complete the challenge in a straightforward way.

You can find all the possible locations for the Cow Decoys in this article.

And, in case you’re wondering, here is a full list of the Fortnite week 6 Legendary Quests…

Stage 1: Get Slone’s orders from a Payphone (1)

Stage 2: Place Prepper Supplies in Hayseed’s Farm (1)

Stage 3: Deal damage to opponents in farms (25)

Stage 4: Use an Inflate-A-Bull (1)

Stage 5: Place cow decoys in farms (3)

Stage 6: Damage an alien-driven Saucer (25)

Completing the first stage nets Fortnite players 15,000XP, with the next stage rewarding players with 40,000XP.

Every stage after that will give players 30,000XP – which rewards players with 180,000XP in total.

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Hot Franchise Concept, Little Kitchen Academy, to Open in Portland, First of 33 Locations to Open in Oregon & Washington

Black Little Kitchen Academy logo with black bird image

Little Kitchen Academy logo

Students cooking in chef coats in Little Kitchen Academy

Changing Lives From Scratch

Founder of LKA kneeling down wearing chef coat next to young girl student in chef coat

Little Kitchen Academy Founder, Felicity Curin

Photo of Iron Chef Cat Cora & LKA Founder, Felicity Curin standing in Little Kitchen Academy together in chef coats

Iron Chef Cat Cora & LKA Founder, Felicity Curin

LKA Area Rep and Philanthropist Michael Silver to Donate All His Proceeds to Charity

We are proud of what we have developed and can’t wait to see it continue to impact more communities around the world as we find more great franchisees and development partners.”

— Brian Curin, CEO and co-founder

PORTLAND, ORE, USA, July 7, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Families in Portland will be the next to experience one of the most exciting new concepts, Little Kitchen Academy (LKA), the first-of-its-kind, Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages three through teen, endorsed by Iron Chef Cat Cora. Despite a pandemic, the two-year-old concept out of British Columbia has inked deals with multi-unit franchisees and area representatives to open more than 70 locations, including 33 in Oregon and Washington with business executive and philanthropist Michael Silver. The Portland location will be the company’s first franchise to open in the U.S. LKA will open its first U.S. location (corporate-owned) in Los Angeles in August, following franchise openings in the greater Toronto and Vancouver areas in July. Little Kitchen Academy is committed to find like-minded franchisees and development partners to open 423 locations worldwide by the end of 2025.

The first Portland area Little Kitchen Academy is slated to open in one of Portland’s premier lifestyle centers with an expected opening date of winter 2021.

The quickly growing concept was founded by Montessori-trained culinary innovator Felicity Curin; her husband, proven global brand and franchise expert and serial entrepreneur Brian Curin; and social impact investor and entrepreneur, Praveen Varshney to provide a safe, inspiring, and empowering space for children to identify, develop, and refine their senses. Upon learning about the concept, Iron Chef Cat Cora signed on as a global brand ambassador, advisor, and honorary head of recipe development.

“We are so excited to bring Little Kitchen Academy to more children in the Pacific Northwest, first in Portland and then across Oregon and Washington, because we see the impact we are having on our students, their families, and the community every day,” said Felicity Curin, founder, president, and COO of Little Kitchen Academy. “When children enter our kitchen and put on their chef coat, they stand a little bit taller. We see them transform in front of our eyes! It’s so inspiring to watch the overwhelming joy and pride our students feel at the end of class when their parents or caregivers come to pick them up and they get to show off the meal they made from scratch and apply at home many of the practical life skills they’ve developed with us.”

Michael Silver signed on early to be the area representative for Oregon and Washington, two of just 11 U.S. states targeted to initially open the Canadian concept in the U.S. He will oversee 33 franchise locations. Silver is an accomplished business executive (owner and CEO of several companies, including Audio High, one of the leading home and corporate theater companies) and founder of two charitable foundations known as Silver Linings. For Michael, this is more than just an exciting business opportunity, as he has chosen to donate all proceeds from his Little Kitchen Academy operations to charity. Silver has training in business, music, and the culinary arts (trained at the Culinary Institute of America). Earlier in his career he worked as a software engineering manager and has managed projects and written code for corporate giants such as Apple, Google, AOL, CompuServe, General Electric, NASA, and others.

“It was easy to see how getting in early with Little Kitchen Academy to help the company find franchisees to bring 33 locations to Washington and Oregon could only help more local communities to flourish. Little Kitchen Academy’s mission is a nice fit with our mission at Silver Linings, where we fund programs that improve the lives of children. Besides teaching food exploration and meal creation, it is wonderful to see the development of decision-making skills and the resulting self-esteem, independence, and pride students gain from their efforts. We see this as such a wonderful business and opportunity to bring to children in the Pacific Northwest and through the Silver Linings Foundation,” said Michael Silver, CEO of Audio High and founder of Silver Linings.

“We could not be more delighted to have an amazing partner like Michael Silver joining us on our journey of changing lives from scratch by bringing the LKA experience to Oregon and Washington,” said Brian Curin, co-founder and CEO of Little Kitchen Academy. “We are proud of what we have developed and can’t wait to see it continue to impact more communities around the world as we find more great franchisees and development partners.”

“Little Kitchen Academy is so important to me. When I first met Brian and Felicity and learned about the concept, I immediately knew that it was something I wanted to be a part of. When I experienced a class and saw how empowered and independent the students were in the kitchen in response to the caring Montessori-inspired approach, I was certain that we had to share this incredible gift with as many children as possible,” said Cat Cora. “As a mother, I was drawn to and am completely aligned with the unique curriculum and food philosophy. There’s never been a time when a program like this was more needed than now.” Cora has served as a key advisor to the company since opening its doors in June 2019. (Hear why Cora wanted to be a part of changing lives from scratch with LKA at: https://youtu.be/b-zR6Lcltxs)

Seasonal Sessions Year-round

Seasonal sessions run year-round and are organized by age group (ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+ years old). Students experience a three-hour class once a week during the school year or over five consecutive days during Summer, Winter, & Spring breaks. In each class students learn how to make healthy, delicious, and seasonal meals from scratch to consumption—all while experimenting with math and science concepts, working on their reading skills, and polishing up their table manners by sharing meals around the LKA community table (made with more than 33,00 recycled chopsticks). Sessions are limited to just 10 students and are overseen by three instructors. The curriculum focuses on seasonal, locally grown, and organic produce and ingredients, and students enjoy the fruits of their labor for a “scratch to consumption” experience at the end of each lesson. All students are welcome in this fully inclusive program, including those with learning or other disabilities. The program, which is nut, meat, poultry, and seafood free, also can accommodate those with gluten, dairy, or other allergies.

The Montessori Approach

LKA’s Montessori-inspired environment is organized to support the growth and development of each child. Instructors show the students how to safely use tools, but step back to closely observe the independent work, only stepping in when deemed appropriate. This approach enables students to learn at their own pace while they acquire practical life skills that foster independence, confidence, and socialization. LKA further empowers students to make better food choices, to apply age-appropriate math and science skills in real-world settings, and embrace practices such as recycling, composting, and the concept of philanthropy in order to make positive, socially conscious contributions to the world through its recently announced global philanthropic initiative “How Can I Help,” which empowers students to learn about giving back and making a difference by putting the choice in their hands to support one of three notable causes. Learn more about LKA’s innovative philanthropic program: https://littlekitchenacademy.com/how-can-i-help/

The Inspiration and Trajectory

LKA is the brain trust of Founder Felicity Curin, a mother of three, who combined three of her life-long passions: cooking, education, and children. She is a trained chef who began her career at Earls Restaurants, a Canadian-based upscale eatery chain. She also is the daughter of the founding headmaster of the prestigious West Point Grey Academy and took her natural ability to teach and love for children to the classroom by getting her (AMI) Association Montessori Internationale teaching degree. The idea for Little Kitchen Academy was born in 2018 and Felicity opened her first location in June 2019. Her husband and co-founder, Brian Curin, quickly developed the brand and franchise model, secured the company’s early investors and advisors, and set out to secure global partners and the first multi-unit franchisees and development partners. Two locations in Canada are opening this July: LKA South Surrey (Greater Vancouver, BC) on July 12th and LKA Oakville (Greater Toronto, ON) on July 17th. At least six new locations will open in 2021 with the first U.S. location being Los Angeles and the second (and first franchise location) being Portland.

Little Kitchen Academy is currently seeking like-minded multi-unit franchisees and development partners based exclusively in AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MS, NC, OR, TX, WA, and WI. Internationally, LKA is focused on expanding further into Canada in AB, select markets in BC, and ON, as well as Australia, India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, MENA region, Singapore, Spain, and the U.K.

The Signature Environment
The Portland Little Kitchen Academy will feature the brand’s signature innovative and modern design and include 10 individual cooking stations (a.k.a. Little Kitchens); a handwashing station; a living food wall powered by AeroGarden for students to grow and harvest fruits, vegetables, and herbs for use in their creations; the LKA Community Table made by ChopValue from more than 33,000 recycled chopsticks; a stocked pantry and refrigeration system for the children to gather their ingredients; laundry facilities for the little chef coats; an educational recycling and composting area; and restrooms. Each of the 10 individual cooking stations includes an oven, induction cooktop, sink, cleaning and sanitizing supplies, prep table, mixer, and all the equipment and utensils needed to make the “from scratch” creations including vegetable peelers, rolling pins, measuring spoons, and colanders, which are meticulously kept, cleaned, and commercially sanitized between each class.

About Little Kitchen Academy

Little Kitchen Academy (LKA) is the key ingredient for an independent child. The first-of-its-kind, Montessori-inspired cooking academy for kids ages three through teen is focused on providing a safe, inspiring, and empowering space for children to identify, develop and refine their senses. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the concept was co-founded by proven global brand and franchise expert and serial entrepreneur Brian Curin, his wife, Montessori-trained, culinary expert and visionary Felicity Curin, and social impact investor and entrepreneur Praveen Varshney, on the belief that by empowering children with practical life skills and knowledge in a positive and joyful environment, they and their company will effect positive lifestyle changes that result in a healthier world. True to its mission, LKA lives to create a more educated, able, and healthy society through mindful, healthy eating choices, and is committed to changing lives, from scratch to consumption. Part of that mission includes empowering students to learn how they can make the world a better place through How Can I Help by Little Kitchen Academy, LKA’s signature philanthropic program, supporting Chefs for Humanity, The Global FoodBanking Network, Kids Help Phone, and PHIT America. In addition to charitable partnerships, LKA has forged strategic global brand partnerships with Iron Chef Cat Cora, AeroGarden, BIRKENSTOCK, ChefWorks, Emeco, ChopValue, Welcome Industries, Location3, and PRISE Inc. Little Kitchen Academy’s flagship venues are located in Vancouver, BC and Los Angeles, CA.

For a taste of Little Kitchen Academy, visit littlekitchenacademy.com or join its communities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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Fortnite search farm for clues Week 7 Legendary challenge map locations REVEALED

Fortnite fans can earn XP by completing the latest set of weekly challenges.

Fortnite developer Epic Games releases a fresh batch of challenges each week.

More traditional challenges are classed as Epic Quests, while Legendary Quests are more in depth and provide extra bonus XP.

This week’s Epic Quests task players with dealing damage near an Abductor, destroying hiding places, and destroying objects.

You’ll earn additional XP for hunting an infected animal, travelling in a saucer, and experiencing low gravity.

One final challenge tasks players with abducting an opponent with a saucer tractor beam.

As for the Legendary Quests, players can earn XP by placing missing person signs and collecting doomsday preppers guides.

One of the more interesting challenges involves visiting Farmer Steel’s favourite places, while another tasks users with searching the farm for clues.

Fortunately, this challenge is very easy once you know where to look.

As you can see from the video above, you only actually need to search for two clues out of a possible four.

One of the clues can be found in the southern corn field, while another is north of the house by the bushes.

Other clues can be found by rocks in the north part of the farm, as well as another rock formation in the south of the farm.

Once you’ve found two clues, the challenge is complete and you’ll gain a massive 45,000 XP.

You can see the remaining Fortnite Week 4 challenges below…

Fortnite Week 4 Epic Quests in full…

• Deal damage near an Abductor (1000)

• Destroy hiding places (3)

• Destroy Objects at Retail Row, Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, or Holly Hatchery (5)

• Experience low gravity with Alien Nanites or on the Mothership (1)

• Hunt an infected animal (1)

• Travel in a Saucer (1000)

• Abduct an opponent with a saucer tractor beam (1)

Fortnite Week 4 Legendary Challenges in full…

• Search the farm for clues (2) – 45,000 XP

• Visit Farmer Steel’s favorite places (3) – 30,000 XP

• Place missing person signs in Weeping Woods and Misty Meadows (4) – 30,000 XP

• Collect doomsday preppers guide (1) – 30,000 XP

• Forage for food, need supplies (5) – 30,000 XP

Author: Liam Martin
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Fortnite Farmer Steel’s favourite places Week 4 challenge map locations REVEALED

Fortnite developer Epic Games has released a fresh batch of challenges for Battle Royale players.

Fortnite challenges have changed for Season 7, where tasks are split into different categories.

More traditional challenges are classed as Epic Quests, while Legendary Quests are more in depth and provide extra bonus XP.

This week’s Epic Quests task players with dealing damage near an Abductor, destroying hiding places, and destroying objects.

You’ll earn additional XP for hunting an infected animal, travelling in a saucer, and experiencing low gravity.

One final challenge tasks players with abducting an opponent with a saucer tractor beam.

As for the Legendary Quests, players can earn 45,000 XP by searching the farm for clues, placing missing person signs and collecting doomsday preppers guides.

One of the more interesting challenges involves visiting Farmer Steel’s favorite places.

There are three locations to discover, and completing the challenge will net players a whopping 30,000 XP.

As you can see from the map above, the three locations are spread across the map.

One of the locations is between Holly Hedges and Boney Burbs, while another is north of Corny Complex.

The third and final location can be found north-west of Retail Row, near a small patch of water.

If you’re still unsure where the locations can be found, check out the video below for the exact spots.

The remaining Week 4 challenges can be seen at the bottom of the page.

Fortnite Week 4 Epic Quests in full…

• Deal damage near an Abductor (1000)

• Destroy hiding places (3)

• Destroy Objects at Retail Row, Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, or Holly Hatchery (5)

• Experience low gravity with Alien Nanites or on the Mothership (1)

• Hunt an infected animal (1)

• Travel in a Saucer (1000)

• Abduct an opponent with a saucer tractor beam (1)

Fortnite Week 4 Legendary Challenges in full…

• Search the farm for clues (2) – 45,000 XP

• Visit Farmer Steel’s favorite places (3) – 30,000 XP

• Place missing person signs in Weeping Woods and Misty Meadows (4) – 30,000 XP

• Collect doomsday preppers guide (1) – 30,000 XP

• Forage for food, need supplies (5) – 30,000 XP

Author: Liam Martin
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Lidl to open 50 new stores in 2021: Full list of locations

compete with them on British shores.

Mere now has more than 3,000 supermarkets worldwide after expanding to Europe back in 2018.

It already operates in Italy and Spain.

Pavels Antonovs, Head of Buying at Mere UK said: “We are the gap in the market. We don’t have any competitors.

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Fortnite Alien Artifacts locations – Where to find Alien Artifacts in Season 7 Week 1

Fortnite Season 7 is now live and comes with new quests to complete and Battle Pass items to unlock. A big part of the new Season is the story surrounding the invading Aliens and how they have impacted the island.

Gamers have started to find Alien Artifacts around the island, and it just happens that these are key to one of the special items found in the Fortnite Battle Pass. And if you can find enough Alien Artifacts, you can use them to customise your new Kymera skin.

The official Alien Artifact FAQ from Epic Games explains: “Purchasing the Battle Pass will immediately unlock the face-swapping alien, Kymera. With over 800,000 combinations of head shapes, eye and skin colours, patterns, and armour colours to choose from, you’re sure to find a style that fits just right! If the one-eyed squid-mouth look isn’t trendy anymore, don’t sweat it – you can freely mix & match from any of your unlocked style options at any time.

So how do you craft the perfect look for this appearance-altering alien? By collecting Alien Artifacts!

“Explore parts of the Island impacted by the Invasion each week or squad up and unravel the mystery of crystal-encased Cosmic Chests to collect Alien Artifacts.

“Similar to Battle Stars, these can be exchanged to claim additional styles for Kymera that permanently expand your choices of custom alien looks.”

As mentioned above, Fortnite fans with the Battle Pass can explore the island to find Alien Artifacts, which can be found in a number of special locations.

HOW TO FIND ALIEN ARTIFACTS

Fortnite gamers can find Alien Artifacts around the island using two different methods;

By looking inside the Floating Cosmic Chests, or by hunting them down at fixed locations.

So if you see any weirdly shaped objects floating around the island, the best thing to do will be to use your pickaxe to strike all the hit points until the correct animation plays and it cracks open.

CATTY CORNER – Found West of the main location on the scratching post/helipad.

WEEPING WOODS – South West of the main location, found in a Barn that’s close to the Pirate Ship.

THE AFTERMATH – Found in the middle of the new Crater located at the centre of the Season 7 map.

BELIEVER BEACH – North East of Believer Beach, at the bottom of the Spire Stairs.

CORNY COMPLEX – Located north of the main location, in the Farm Orchard.

Alien Artifacts found in Fortnite are small purple vials that float in the air and reward you with a total of four AA points. It appears that you can only pick up one Alien Artifact from the same location, meaning you can’t farm them.

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Fortnite use CB Radio Foreshadowing challenge map locations revealed

Fortnite fans can check out the new Foreshadowing challenge on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, Android and Nintendo Switch.

The new Fortnite Foreshadowing quests launched alongside update 16.50 earlier this week.

Epic’s new Foreshadowing challenges will lay the foundations for the end of season event, and the story going into Season 7.

The first two Foreshadowing challenges task players with repairing damaged telescopes and investigating a downed black helicopter site.

Out now, the third Foreshadowing challenge tasks players with using five CB Radios across the map.

Use CB Radio – I swear! The radio started asking me questions! I hope she knows what she’s getting herself in to?” reads the challenge description.

Launching within the next week, the fourth challenge tasks players with placing warning signs at crop circles, while the final Foreshadowing challenge tasks players with destroying “spooky TV sets”.

With the Fortnite CB Radios challenge out now, Express Online has marked the map with the locations of the different Radios.

As you can see from the map below, the CB Radios – which are marked with an X – can be found around the edges of the map.

The first CB Radio can be found to the north of Stealthy Stronghold, towards the coast. Just interact with the radio to cross it off the list.

A second CB Radio is located between Craggy Cliffs and Steamy Stacks, while a third is to the east of the aforementioned Steamy Stacks.

Fans can earn XP by visiting the fourth CB Radio to the west of Slurpy Swamp, and a fifth can be found to the south of Misty Meadows.

If you’re still unsure where to look and what to do when you find them, check out the video below for more information.

The full list of Fortnite Foreshadowing Quests can be found below.

The Fortnite Foreshadowing challenges in full…

• Repair damaged telescopes (5)

– They’re coming for our telescopes? What’s next? Microscopes? It’s almost like someone doesn’t want us looking at the stars.

• Investigate downed black helicopter (1)

– Someone’s been flying low and scaring my corn. Look into it would ya? India Oscar? Yeah, that don’t fool me. I know IO when I see it.

• Use CB Radio (5)

– I swear! The radio started asking me questions! I hope she knows what she’s getting herself in to?

• Place warning signs at crop circle (5)

– All I want is to grow corn. It shouldn’t be this hard. Pranksters, aliens, whatever you are, if you come for my corn, there’s gonna be trouble.

• Destroy spooky TV sets (1)

– All unauthorised broadcasts must be terminated. I have an idea where those are coming from… and I don’t like it.

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5 Austin-area Juiceland locations close, limit hours amid workers strike

UPDATE 5 p.m. Monday

The Juiceland Workers Rights group announced the end of an initial meeting with Juiceland officials at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Additional statements regarding strike actions and meeting happenings will be provided later this evening.

A second meeting between the workers and Juiceland officials is scheduled for Friday, per the Instagram announcement.

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Four Juiceland shops are closed and one is running on limited operations in Austin amid an ongoing strike between workers and company leaders.

Juiceland’s Domain Northside, Saltillo Plaza, Mueller and Balcones locations are closed Monday, according to both the company’s website and each shop’s respective answering machine. The 29th & Guadalupe shop is running on limited hours Monday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The closed and limited hour locations were listed on the Instagram account Juiceland Workers Rights as operational changes affiliated with the strike. Monday’s hour changes follow an initial list of shops closed or running on limited hours published on Sunday.

The account, launched on Sunday, details an ongoing dispute between some workers and Juiceland officials over wages and alleged accounts of racism and sexism within the company.

“For too long the juiceland (sic) production facility workers have endured unsanitary, rough working conditions, and no hazard pay during the pandemic,” read an Instagram statement posted Sunday. “As a result, we have made a list of demands and are currently not working as we negotiate with juiceland (sic).”

Juiceland Workers Rights has not yet responded to an interview request by KXAN regarding current worker conditions and alleged mistreatment. We will update this story if a response is received.

Negotiation demands include a starting pay increase to $ 17 an hour, heightened sanitation measures and improved workplace conditions and $ 50 monthly bonuses for employees who worked throughout the pandemic as a form of hazard pay. Other demands include worker-led managerial evaluations and transparency in workers’ pay and management salaries.

Juiceland Workers Rights launched a GoFundMe on Sunday to help support workers impacted by the strike-driven closures and limited shop hours. More than $ 4,600 of a total $ 8,000 goal has been raised as of noon on Monday.

A meeting between Juiceland officials, drivers and workers was scheduled for Monday morning, according to an Instagram post. Details following that meeting were not yet available at the time of publishing.

In a May 16 statement, Juiceland representatives said they have increased wages to a “guaranteed $ 15/hr” beginning Sunday. Officials defined the guaranteed $ 15 per hour as the starting amount employees will make, after tips per pay cycle are factored in.

“In a perfect business world, we would not be making this commitment until we could stabilize our operational costs and heal more fully from our losses incurred due to the pandemic,” the statement read. “We still have shops closed and have to cover those costs, along with stores operating with lower sales than previous years.”

An updated statement published on Juiceland’s Instagram account Monday addressed alleged “discrimination and safety issues. In the statement, Juiceland officials said the company began drafting a diversity, equity and inclusion tactical plan in March “as a lens through which we view every decision the business has to make.”

“Discrimination and safety issues must be addressed appropriately as a business,” the Monday statement read, adding, “We are truly committed to addressing unacceptable behavior that has been reported and encourage anyone to report any experiences of this nature to HR immediately.”

Officials said additional feedback methods will be implemented for employees to access, infrastructure improvements are scheduled for a 2021 completion and officials will add further “employee education about evaluation and pay raise cadence.”

Author: Kelsey Thompson
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Property warning: Map exposes ‘riskiest’ locations to buy a home in the UK

A new study from GoCompare Home looked at the most high risk places to purchase a property in the UK. The research looked at where flooding, earthquakes, fires and building sinkholes were most likely to strike. The data managed to look at the riskiest hotspots across the UK – so which area is most at risk from natural disasters?
Norwich came in ninth place with 320 houses at risk of coastal flooding.

Where is the safest city in the UK to buy a home?

Carlisle came in first place, receiving just nine risk points.

The city had fewer than five fires between 2009 and 2017 with zero earthquakes and a low risk of both flooding and building subsidence.

Due to where it’s based, the city is also not at risk from coastal flooding.

The city has experienced ten fires in recent years.

There is also a higher risk of flooding due to being situated on the coast.

However, clever architecture and flood defence systems are in place to keep residents safe.

Nottingham comes in fourth place, having had a few more earthquakes than Liverpool and Northampton.

Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Glasgow, Derby and Cambridge complete the UK’s 10 safest cities.

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