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With small businesses around the corner Saturday, state leaders are also hoping to see some support for local dining.

This past holiday season, when Covid-19 cases increased and the weather turned colder, this meant many empty dining rooms. But this holiday season, local restaurants are more optimistic that hungry people will have their backs after a tough stretch during the height of the pandemic.

“It’s been everywhere. We’ve had some really great times and we’ve had some really tough times,” said Anthony Stewart, general manager of Que Whiskey Kitchen in Southington.

But the top-shelf staff at Que Whiskey Kitchen is thankful for their customers this Thanksgiving.

“We’re having a little potluck today. I thought we’d go get some smoked turkeys at the best barbecue place in town,” explained Lenny Murtishi of Plantsville.
In the smoker behind their Southington digs, dedicated chefs prepare more than 70 birds for collection.

“A lot of people have bigger gatherings with their families, so it’s like you know, let’s take something off your plate,” Stewart said.

Restaurateurs bank on Wednesday evenings and the upcoming holidays for a business boost.

In Hartford at Parkville Market, the food hall owner thought about what he was grateful for: all the support he received when it opened during a pandemic.

“I had no choice, it was built. It cost so much money. I had to find a way to pay for it,” explained Carlos Mouta.

Mouta got emotional as he described all the help he got from the Small Business Association that helped him get loans to support the hungry people that followed.
“They really helped me,” Mouta said in tears.

Building on the success of the dining hall, state leaders came up with a suggestion and asked people to dine at local spots for the holiday season and beyond.

“We survived,” said Deco Carvalho, of Brazil’s Gula Grill at Parkville Market. “We are here and I think next year will be promising.”

Since dining outside is a less popular option in the cold, the CT Restaurant Association is reminding everyone that dining in or takeout will mean a lot more.

“So we need the support to get through this winter. The challenges of staff shortages and the challenges of rising costs are facing all of these businesses,” said Scott Dolch, executive director of the CT Restaurant Association. .

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RRB NTPC Update: Railway Recruitment Board has announced that the results of the first computer-based test will be out by January 15, 2022. The announcement was made on December 5, 2021. Candidates who qualify for this exam must appear for the second CGT. It will be conducted between February 14 and February 18, 2022. The RRB NTPC result will be published on the official websites of the sixteen RRBs. Here is the direct link to view the official notification.

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“The 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-1) was held in 7 stages from December 28, 2020 to July 31, 2021. The result of the 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-1) is currently being processed and the results are tentatively scheduled to to be published on RRB’s official websites by January 15, 2022,” the RRB informed candidates.

“The 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-2) exam for the candidates shortlisted in CBT-1 is tentatively scheduled from February 14-18, 2022, subject to prevailing conditions and government guidance issued from time to time with a view to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic,” the RRBs also said in the official notification. Official notice further reads: “Candidates are advised to refer only to RRB’s official websites for the latest updates on the recruitment process. Do not be misled by unauthorized sources.”

On December 1, #JusticeForRailwayStudents was ranked #1 on Twitter in India with over 3.5 million tweets. Railroad candidates expressed concern about RRB Recruitment. Hansraj Meena, who calls himself a writer, blogger and socio-political activist, is among the users who tweeted about the demands of railway aspirants. He tweeted: “Railway aspirants basic requirements. 1. Railway NTPC and group d training n merged data 2. Exam date of group D railway 3. new vacancy in railway 4. Conduct IRMS exam. #JusticeForRailwayStudents”

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Alexa fans outside the United States long to access the technology in their own country. Alexa was initially launched as an exclusive service in the United States in 2014.

As for 2021, the voice assistant will be accessible in over 40 countries, but you’ll have to take a different route.

Can you use Alexa in unsupported countries?

You can access Alexa outside of the United States, but Amazon has added so many barriers that it will take so much effort for it to work, according to android authority.

For starters, you’ll need an international version of the Amazon Echo Dot, a first-generation Amazon Echo Plus, or a second-generation Amazon Echo.

It should be possible for you to buy one or more of these devices on Amazon, but chances are you will have to order the device from Amazon UK, Amazon US or Amazon Germany, and it will cost quite a bit, especially at shipment.

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You also need to download the Alex app for iPhone, iPad or Android. You can set up the device through Alexa’s official website alexa.amazon.com. However, the app is needed for full control over routines and settings.

If the app isn’t available in your area, you’ll need to temporarily change the location and billing settings for the Google Play Store on Android or Apple App Store for iPads and iPhones.

Please note that this step is not practical as there is a possibility that it will harm the other app subscriptions you have signed up in front of.

Some Alexa features are blocked on Amazon Echo international models. These Alexa features include shopping, news, business, and traffic.

Also, some skills will not work, such as iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Audible, which are exclusive to the United States.

In different regions, you can use TuneIn Radio, Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited. Smart home features do work, such as timers, alarms, calendar, weather, and to-do list. You can also access newsletters, as long as they are region specific.

Before purchasing an Alexa-enabled device, please check the product pages to find out what restrictions apply in your country.

Keep in mind that Alexa can speak Spanish, German or English on international Echo models, so you can only choose between the three.

Which countries support Alexa?

The countries that support Alexa are United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Japan, Canada, India, Belgium, Chile, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Colombia, Cyprus, Estonia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Greece, Finland, Iceland and Hungary.

The Alexa service is also accessible in Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Malta, Peru, Panama, Poland, Slovakia, Portugal, Uruguay and Sweden.

Alexa has several abilities that are beneficial to the user, including the Alexa Guard which protects your home as it uses the microphone in the Echo devices to listen for signs of intrusion.

You can also use the Audible skill so that you can hear an audiobook read aloud. There is also a free book that you can read monthly, according to Business Insider.

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Written by Sophie Webster

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