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Central Texas Gellyball entertains groups while remaining socially distant | Business

KEMPNER — From behind his blue mask — and a pallet barricade, 6-year-old Samuel Hoff enjoyed round after round of firing water beads at his parents, Tina and Andrew, his 3-year-old brother Thomas and his friends.

“I wasn’t scared at all,” Samuel said. “It didn’t really hurt to get hit, either.”

The Killeen resident demonstrated the impact with a gentle slap on his knee followed by a careless shrug.

“That’s it,” he said.

Unlike other competitive shooting sports, Gellyball participants walk off the field without a mark on their skin or their clothes.

“It was my favorite part of the day,” Samuel said with shining eyes as he described his experience at dinner that evening.

“That’s the reason we started this business, the children,” said “Aunt Peggy” Smith. “Me and my nephew do a lot of family stuff — we are very family oriented.”

Smith began Central Texas Gellyball the

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This week’s TV: A socially distanced Emmys, all eyes on voters, and Nurse ‘Ratched’

On Sunday at 8 p.m., a very different looking Emmy Awards telecast will air on ABC. The ceremony will be live, as always, but with no audience and a socially distanced crew. It will not be preceded by a red carpet, that gaudy parade of unwearable fashion and self-promotion, and none of the nominees will be onsite, which will be a small stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the non-event event, with the nominees waiting — and being filmed — at their homes. There may be a few socially distanced celebrity guests to help break up the night, and I’m betting one of them will be Matt Damon, Kimmel’s famous nemesis.

Last year, a record low number of viewers — 6.9 million —tuned in to the hostless Emmycast. That was a 32 percent drop from the previous year’s 10.2 million. So even though, in

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Connectivity helps business aviation adapt to a socially distanced world

Connectivity helps business aviation adapt to a socially distanced world

While business aviation is seeing an upward trend in flights and showing positive signs of recovery, we still have a long road ahead of us until things are “back to normal.”

During a recent conversation with Gogo customers on the impacts of COVID-19 and the ways they are adapting and changing operations and use, we discovered that normal may never be the same, and, in some ways, current events are expanding people’s understanding of the benefits and usability of business and private jet travel, particularly when it comes to connectivity.

We thought it would be helpful to the industry to share the knowledge our customers shared with us. Below, read the five major trends our customers talked about, demonstrating how corporate flight departments and charter operators are exploring new ways to use their aircraft and connectivity technology to fly now

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