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    PHOTO VIA PUBLIX/ FACEBOOKIn a second-quarter update, Publix Supermarkets stated on Monday that the company made $2.5 billion more in sales so far this year, due to COVID-19. Publix's sales for the six months ending in June were $22.6 billion, an 18.9 percent increase from $19 billion in 2019, while comparable store sales for the six months increased 17.1% — or approximately $2.5 billion — "due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic," says the company's statement. As of Saturday, Publix's stock price increased from $50.10 per share to $54.35, or $4.25 per share.Along with other grocery stores, Publix was classified as an essential business when a national emergency was declared on March 13, and its 1,252 stores have mostly remained open ever since,...
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't think the NFL should go through with the 2020 season. The superstar wide receiver told the Wall Street Journal, "it doesn't make sense why we're trying to do this" and that the United States is "not ready for football season." Beckham also suggested that team owners are willing to forsake players' health for profits because "they don't see us as human." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. NFL players have already reported to training camp in the lead-up to the 2020 season, but one of the biggest names in the game is still skeptical that it's worth the risk. Superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. told the Wall...
    Under normal circumstances, a three-city road trip with stops at Coors Field in Denver, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and MinuteMaidPark in Houston would represent a daunting challenge for the San Francisco Giants. Four games in Colorado will stress the depth of the Giants’ pitching staff. Three games against the Dodgers will require the Giants to play their best baseball to have a chance against the National League’s hottest team. Three more games against the Astros will test the Giants’ fortitude, as they’ll wrap up a stretch of playing 16 games without an off day. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Giants realize that even if they exceed expectations on the field, their season could quickly unravel off of it if...
    DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: I booked a trip to Tallinn, Estonia, earlier this year through Otel.com. I prepaid $919 for a refundable hotel room at the Three Sisters Hotel. I couldn’t make the trip because of the coronavirus pandemic. Christopher Elliott, the Travel Troubleshooter  Otel agreed to contact the hotel for me and let me know their response. After a few weeks, I contacted the Three Sisters Hotel to ask about my refund. A representative said they had not received any payment from Otel.com. They fully supported my request for a refund. I contacted Otel.com and asked for a refund again. I mentioned that the hotel hadn’t received any money and that it supported my request for a refund. I received...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MOORESVILLE, N.C. (KDKA) — Lowe’s announced earlier this week that it will provide $100 million in bonuses to its employees disadvantaged during the Coronavirus pandemic. Lowe’s says full-time workers will receive $300 and seasonal employees will receive $150 on August 21. “No one could have anticipated how long we would be navigating this pandemic together. As we approach the start of another school year, our commitment to support our hard-working associates will continue into August,” said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO. “We are incredibly proud of how our stores, supply chain and corporate associates have faced this pandemic head-on to solve challenges in our communities and care for our customers. We are...
    Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack thinks athletes need to exercise discipline during the coronavirus pandemic. As colleges prepare for football in the fall and for students to return to campus, there are a lot of questions and potential problems. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Wildhack thinks discipline is needed more than ever during the pandemic. He said the following, according to Syracuse.com: One of the keys for all of us … is discipline. We’re going to have to have tremendous discipline when we have a full campus of students because we’re going to have to avoid large gatherings … I don’t know if you can say no parties, but to me it’s education, education,...
    In the age of coronavirus and violent protests throughout the United States, more and more people are retreating to personal bunkers to live, according to the New York Post. A February YouGov survey reported that 19% of Americans thought a global pandemic or climate change would bring about the end of the world, compared to 17% who believed humanity will be wiped out by nuclear war. To accommodate people who are fearful of a number of calamities that may end the world, bunker-leasing and selling companies — like Hardened Structures in Virginia Beach, Va., Northeast Bunkers in Pittsfield, Maine, and Atlas Survival Shelters in Sulphur Springs, Texas — have sprung up around the country. Tom Soulsby, 69, and his wife, Mary,...
    I was planning to be in Colombia in April, hiking new birding trails in the Andes mountains. We were all supposed to be traveling somewhere, of course, but the pandemic saw fit to end that. Now I quarantine at home. I can’t go to the birds, but the birds—over two-dozen species—still see fit to visit me. This month, I watched Carolina wrens dutifully feed and fully fledge—the stage between hatching and flying—a nest of five in my window box. (Wrens are adorably small, feisty, and noisy birds that usually mate for life. The males make several nests and the female chooses which one she wants. When their brood is hatched, the couple takes turns, finding food and carrying away the...
    Jake Paul is one of several influencers who have been widely criticized for hosting and attending parties as LA's COVID-19 cases continue to spike. Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images, Screenshot YouTube/Jake Paul In an interview with Insider, YouTuber Jake Paul said he didn't know if he would host any more Calabasas parties during the coronavirus. Paul, whose July 14 party was condemned by Mayor Alicia Weintraub, said he isn't the type of person who's going to "sit around" and not live his life during the pandemic.  He also said "our leadership is failing us" and that "no one has answers" concerning the rising numbers of cumulative COVID-19 cases and deaths in Los Angeles County. Paul...
    Why your team won’t (and will) win the Stanley Cup this season My Day Started and Ended With This Beauty Bakerie Lipstick - Heres How It Held Up How to file for unemployment benefits if you lose your job during the coronavirus pandemic © REUTERS/Andrew Kelly A person walks by the entrance of the New York State Department of Labor offices in Brooklyn, which is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly The US has seen a historic spike in people applying for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus pandemic upends the economy. This week's jobless report brought total filings over a 19-week period to more than 54 million, according to the US Bureau of...
    It’s day 140 of coronavirus isolation, and the chaos doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Last week, I argued that it felt like momentum was swinging back towards the good guys during this war, and I’m not sure much has really changed. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Honestly, at this point, it feels like we’re just going in circles. Around and around we go with the news dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Some football teams handle the situation like pros and others allow their teams to get decimated. There’s no consistency, there’s no continuity and it’s just never ending swings of momentum and chaos. At least we now know what the Big 10,...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In neighborhoods all over the Pittsburgh-area, restaurants are struggling or just plain giving up. However, in the midst of all of that – some are actually opening up for the first time. That makes you scratch your head, right? How could that possibly be? But, there it is, right in Robinson Township: Pizzeria Davide. Even though DiAnoia’s Eatery’s flagship location in the Strip District is hurting, they’re hanging in there. Then, Aimee and Dave Anoia made the adjustments needed for the pandemic and opened a new place. “We had the lease before COVID and it was a pretty turnkey establishment when we took it over and figured we had to move forward...
    Conscience of the Congress: Lewis funeral held Why did a tiny Long Island pizzeria get Trumps stamp of approval? Thank roiling local Facebook drama and a well-timed Fox Business segment Ford reports earnings after the bell, and analysts expect billions in losses from the coronavirus pandemic Ford CFO Tim Stone warned investors in April that the company expected to lose more than $5 billion, on an adjusted pretax basis, during the second quarter. U.S. auto sales turned out to be more resilient than anticipated, and the company resumed normal shift operations at domestic plants a month ahead of schedule. Wall Street is watching how much cash Ford burned in the quarter as well as any guidance on debt and...
    COVID-19 : Photo: . – Adek Berry The health crisis has affected the whole world. But it didn’t just affect humans. In Indonesia, thousands of dogs were sold or abandoned in the capital during the pandemic. While they are often intended for butchering, an Indonesian doctor has decided to help them. Due to the economic problems caused by the epidemic, many dog ​​owners have been forced to abandon their animals or sell them for their meat (consumed by part of the Indonesian population). Thanks to Susana Somali, a doctor by profession, some of them escaped this sad fate. In the shelter she created 11 years ago in Jakarta, 1,400 dogs have already been taken in. Her fight began after seeing...
    Nuggets talk to Michael Porter Jr. about his coronavirus population control comments My Day Started and Ended With This Beauty Bakerie Lipstick - Heres How It Held Up Saving for college during the coronavirus pandemic: What you need to know about 529 plans Americans have close to $400 billion in 529 college savings plans, but Covid-19 has caused parents to hit the pause on contributions; some are withdrawing funds. Experts say financial anxiety and distress are disrupting the two keys in saving for college: starting early and staying invested. Families should be saving $250 a month for in-state public college, $450 a month for an out-of-state public college and $550 a month for a private college. © Provided...
    Can the coronavirus spread through the air? Yes, it’s possible. The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions. Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in crowded indoor settings — restaurants, nightclubs and choir practices — suggest the virus can hang around in the air long enough to potentially infect others if social distancing measures are not strictly enforced. Experts say the lack of ventilation in these situations is thought to have contributed to spread, and might have allowed the virus to linger in the air longer than normal. In a report published in May, researchers found that talking produced respiratory droplets that could remain in the air in a...
    Can the coronavirus spread through the air? Yes, it's possible. The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions. Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in crowded indoor settings — restaurants, nightclubs and choir practices — suggest the virus can hang around in the air long enough to potentially infect others if social distancing measures are not strictly enforced. Experts say the lack of ventilation in these situations is thought to have contributed to spread, and might have allowed the virus to linger in the air longer than normal. In a report published in May, researchers found that talking produced respiratory droplets that could remain in the air in a closed environment for...
    LSU football coach Ed Orgeron dropped an epic line Wednesday about playing football in the fall. There have been a ton of questions about the fate of the season during the coronavirus pandemic, but Ed Orgeron isn’t letting anyone get his spirit down. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to Brody Miller, Coach O said, “You call us at midnight, we’ll play in a pasture.” Ed Orgeron on playing football this fall and being flexible: “You call us at midnight, we’ll play in a pasture.” #LSU — Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) July 29, 2020 Orgeron is truly a national treasure and needs to be protected at all costs. While many in the media...
    MCDONALD'S announced it will be closing around 200 US stores before the end of the year amid a slump in profits due to the coronavirus pandemic. The closures came as the "golden arches" reported its worst profits in 13 years, the Financial Times reported. 7McDonald's announced it will close 200 stores amid a slump in sales due to coronavirus (file photo)Credit: AP:Associated Press A regulatory filing called the store shutdowns as an "acceleration of closings" that was planned for future years, Fox Business reported. More than half of the McDonald's 200 stores are located inside of Walmart locations. According to a press release on Q2 earnings, net income was down 68 percent during the coronavirus pandemic. The company noted that...
    Confinement and video calls changed people’s consumption habits Denim sales decreased for the past three months. Photo: Justin Sullivan / . The coronavirus pandemic is leaving a large number of businesses bankrupt, including True Religion and Lucky Brand jeans that filed for bankruptcy in the wake of falling sales in recent months. During confinement consumers forgot about denim pants and changed their dressing habits. At the end of 2019, it was estimated that the denim industry would grow by more than 14 billion dollars by 2024, according to a report by Technavio, a global technology research and consulting company. Coronavirus is affecting all brands of “jeans” where the fashion industry overall saw shopping trends and drastic...
    Dr. Joseph J. Costa, the ICU Chief of a Baltimore hospital, died Saturday due to the coronavirus after "selflessly" treating patients during the pandemic on the frontlines, the hospital announced. He was 56 years old. Costa worked as the Chief of the Division of Critical Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore for the past 15 years and had worked at the hospital since 1997, the hospital's Executive Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sister Helen Amos, and the President and CEO of the hospital, David N. Maine, said in a joint statement sent to CBS News via email and in a post on the hospital's Facebook page Saturday announcing his death.  The hospital said in the statement that Costa...
    (CNN)Months after the coronavirus pandemic shut down American sports, the games are returning. For now, at least.Baseball and women's basketball have begun, hockey and basketball will return this week and football's season is just over a month away.Their restarts have broad similarities. All of the professional leagues decided to sharply restrict or outright ban fans from attending, focusing instead on the television audience at home. They also will all be repeatedly testing players and staff for infection throughout the season.They most sharply diverge in where the games will be held. Generally, sports with smaller roster sizes (NBA, NHL) are playing in "bubbles," isolated from the outside community, while sports with larger rosters (NFL, MLB) are playing at their regular stadiums...
    Several NFL players won’t play during the 2020 season. According to TMZ, a total of six players have opted out of playing this upcoming NFL season as we battle the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The most notable of the six to sit out the season is former Oregon superstar and current Ravens player De’Anthony Thomas. Caleb Brantley, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Maurice Canady are also among players not suiting up in 2020. Players opting out because they have a high risk from the virus will get a $350,000 stipend, according to the same report. Players who choose to sit out just because they’re worried will get a $150,000 advance on their...
    The North Carolina Tar Heels won’t have season football tickets during the coronavirus pandemic. The school announced that season tickets won’t be an option during the 2020 season as we continue to fight coronavirus, according to 247Sports. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Carolina Football (@tarheelfootball) on Jul 26, 2020 at 10:54am PDT “Reduced capacity means that ticket availability and seat locations will be changed for fans to accommodate physical distancing. For this reason, Carolina Athletics will not distribute tickets in a season ticket format for this season. We are developing a process to offer tickets for individual games,” UNC athletic director Bubba...
    The Associated Press Can you get the coronavirus twice? Scientists don’t know for sure yet, but they believe it’s unlikely. Health experts think people who had COVID-19 will have some immunity against a repeat infection. But they don’t know how much protection or how long it would last. There have been reports of people testing positive for the virus weeks after they were believed to have recovered, leading some to think they may have been reinfected. More likely, experts say people were suffering from the same illness or the tests detected remnants of the original infection. There’s also the chance tests could have been false positives. Scientists say there has been no documented instance of a patient spreading the virus...
    Trump files new challenge to subpoena for his tax returns Check your couch cushions: One Chick-fil-A offers free food voucher if you exchange coins Investing During Coronavirus: How to Win by Focusing on the Losers If you were the kickball team captain on the playground, you tried to pick the teammates who would help you win. If you’re an investor in the stock market, the strategy might have followed you into adulthood. © Kiersten Essenpreis for Money Avoid-Loser-In-Your-Portfolio-Covid “Whether it’s a hedge fund or new-to-market Robinhood traders, there’s a cult of trying to pick the winners,” says Ryan Giannotto, director of research at GraniteShares. But he implements a different strategy: eliminate the losers. There are winners and...
    James Charles apologized to his fans for partying during the pandemic. TM/Bauer-Griffin / Getty Images James Charles apologized to his fans for attending Larray's birthday party at the Hype House last week.  Charles attended the party with Tana Mongeau, Nikita Dragun, Charli and Dixie D'Amelio, Emma Chamberlain, and many others. In his latest video he said he cut out the footage from the party because it was a "stupid and selfish" decision to go. He said he understands his influence and now recognizes that staying safe and containing COVID-19 is more important than celebrating a friend's birthday.  He urged fans to be "smarter than I was" and continue to social distance and wear a mask. Visit Insider's homepage...
    By The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis led pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly Sunday blessing in a round of applause for elderly people suffering from loneliness during the pandemic. Francis, on the feast day for Jesus’s maternal grandparents Saints Anne and Joachim, urged the faithful to consider every elderly person his or her own grandparent. ‘’Don’t leave them alone,’ he implored, urging the faithful to reach out with a phone call, video chat or a visit where possible under distancing rules to impede the virus’ spread. ‘’I would like to invite young people to make a gesture of tenderness toward the elderly, especially those who are alone, at home and in residences, those who...
    A side effect of the coronavirus — anxiety — is spreading even faster than the disease itself. Sue Abderholden, executive director of the state’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, says the signs are everywhere of mental health under siege. In March, when the virus first arrived in force in the United States, calls to a crisis hotline jumped fivefold, according to the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. NAMI’s website, namimn.org, has seen a surge of interest. Sue Abderholden, executive director of the National Alliance of Mental Illness in Minnesota (Courtesy photo) Experts like Abderholden always have recommended social contact as a way to promote mental health. But during the pandemic, that advice can be...
    A North Carolina family has voiced concern over the dangerous impact loneliness and isolation is having on their elderly mother as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.  The family of 88-year-old Peggy Wall shared two shocking pictures of the nursing home resident that showed her dramatic deterioration since lockdown began.  Wall, who has Alzheimer's, did not get infected with coronavirus but has instead suffered from the loneliness of not being able to see her family.  Her son Tim told WFMY-TV that he believed 'isolation really is worse than the virus' when it came to his mother's health in the Kernersville nursing home.    Peggy Wall, 88, has not seen her family in four months because of the strict ban on visitors...
    The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to Buffalo. According to Jon Heyman, the Blue Jays will play home games during the 2020 season in Buffalo after the Canadian government banned them from playing in Toronto. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Blue Jays have a home. They will be playing in Buffalo this year. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 24, 2020 The team confirmed the news on Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Toronto Blue Jays (@bluejays) on Jul 24, 2020 at 9:31am PDT Things are about to get lit in Buffalo, and I absolutely love this move by the MLB. Everyone knows people in Buffalo...
    Businesses in Montgomery County, Maryland that have positioned themselves to be able to operate online are finding that they’re better able to weather challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to Carmen Larsen, Chair of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County. “Everybody has been impacted, that’s for sure,” Larsen said. Larsen joined Janice Freeman, CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, to discuss the topic with Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz during his weekly “Business Briefing” on Zoom. Many businesses have awakened to the utility of technology in leveraging profits against losses caused by the pandemic. “Suddenly, it’s not just helpful, but it’s absolutely necessary,” said Larsen. However, Freeman said some struggling businesses are...
    A single father discussed his unemployment struggles during the coronavirus pandemic on "The Daily Briefing" Thursday, saying he's nervous about what the pandemic holds for the future. "It's a dark feeling about what the future holds, Trace. You know, it's like we can get through these tough times, you know, if you know there's an end in sight. It's just, when is the end going to be?" John Jolly, 58, told guest host Trace Gallagher. "Maybe we get through June, July, August and then all of a sudden it tanks again in October. What happens then and how long is it going to be shut down?" STOCKS TUMBLE AS JOBLESS CLAIMS SURGE AMID SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS Jolly camped out...
    Universal announced the cancellation of this attraction that draws thousands on Halloween The famous “Ghostbusters” join the ‘Halloween Horror Nights’. Photo: Courtesy of Universal Studios MIAMI – The theme parks of Universal Studios in the cities of Orlando (Florida) and Hollywood (California) canceled this Friday the annual event “Horror Nights” that the company performs during the week of Halloween due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This date, which started in Florida in 1991, completely transforms theme parks to create haunted houses, live shows and terrifying attractions for visitors to go out at night and immerse themselves in the spirit of Halloween. The management of Universal made “the difficult decision” to cancel the event this year in order...
    America is reportedly running short on aluminum for beer cans. According to CNN, the nation is running low on aluminum to make beer cans during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) There are apparently two big reasons why. The first and most major one is that beer that was meant for kegs at bars is now being sold in cans on store shelves. Bars across America have been severely restricted ever since the pandemic started. That means more and more cans need to be produced. The second reason is that aluminum needs to be used to produce seltzer cans, according to the same report. Yes, people drinking White Claws are putting...
    The ACC is reportedly preparing to potentially play 10 conference football games this season. According to Pete Thamel, the Power Five conference “is discussing scheduling models, with 10 league games and a ‘plus one’ outside the conference as the favorite.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Sources: The ACC is discussing scheduling models, with 10 league games and a “plus one” outside the conference as the favorite. The ACC start date is still being debated between September 12, 19 and 26. — Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) July 24, 2020 So, if I understand this correctly, the ACC would likely end up playing 11 games, which is just one short of a normal season. If the...
    Israeli police have used water cannons to disperse protesters in central Jerusalem. At least 55 were arrested as clashes broke out overnight after thousands staged a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Israelis have held a series of demonstrations in recent weeks calling on Netanyahu to resign, citing his trial on corruption charges and his fractious unity government's poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Israeli police officers arrest a demonstrator during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, early on Friday Protesters hold placards during a demonstration against the Israeli prime minister outside his official residence in Jerusalem Police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against Israel's...
    BRYN MAWR, Pa. (CBS) — Janitorial businesses are cleaning up amid the pandemic as the need to sanitize homes and businesses is a big priority right now. Eyewitness News spoke with a family of frontline germ-fighters about how their business is thriving during the crisis. “People think that the cleaners are at the bottom. I explain to them that we are at the top because this place couldn’t run if it wasn’t clean,” Nadine Middleton said. The Middletons are a family on the frontline. “We were ready even before things got bad,” said Middleton. Sixteen years ago, Nadine and her husband bought an Anago Cleaning Franchise to operate on the Main Line. In that time, they worked hard, were able...
    Still from "The Blacklist" season seven finale which utilized animation in order to finishing production during the coronavirus outbreak.NBC When production on the seventh season of "The Blacklist" shutdown earlier this year, cast and crew were more preoccupied about escaping the coronavirus hot spot New York than how they were going to finishing filming. "Things got very scary, very quickly," Jon Bokenkamp, creator and executive producer on the NBC show, said during a San Diego Comic Con at Home panel published Thursday. The executive team "pulled the plug" on production with three episodes yet to film and only half of episode 19 in the can, most of which had been shot out of order. Bokenkamp said the previous episode, episode eighteen,...
    Jeff Gladney’s signing wraps up Vikings’ draft class Heres the Full List of 76 Hand Sanitizers Containing Toxic Methanol Domestic abusers are taking survivors’ stimulus checks and wealthy parents are paying up to $100 an hour for ‘teaching pods’ during the pandemic PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY Load Error Stay safe, MarketWatchers, and don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance Eating chocolate once a week can lower your risk of heart disease: study That’s good news considering Americans are buying more chocolate during the coronavirus pandemic America is facing an eviction crisis as moratoriums expire: ‘This is a potential catastrophe’ Democratic lawmakers have proposed legislation to extend and to expand the federal moratorium on evictions, which is set to...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The State Fair of Virginia has been cancelled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Thursday that the fair's organizers were unable to find a way to pull it off safely. Pam Wiley, director of communications for the Virginia Farm Bureau, said staff spent months trying to figure out ways to make the fair work within state health guidelines. They wanted everyone from fair goers and vendors to staff and volunteers to be safe. Wiley said the last time the fair was cancelled was during World War II. Before that it was during the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1918. More than 245,000 people attended the fair last year. “We will be back...
    ARMED children as young as 10 were involved in a series of carjackings that plagued Chicago's South Side this week-- just as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and President Trump fight over bringing federal troops to the city. There have been at least 16 carjackings in the South Side since June, with victims saying their perpetrators were gun-toting teens not old enough to even take a driving test. 4 Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has vowed to sue the federal administration should President Trump send federal troops to ChicagoCredit: AP:Associated Press Alyssa Blanchard, one of the victims in the children's stealing spree, said the violence has reached an all-time high. “I’m scared to use my garage," Blanchard told Fox 32. "I don’t...
    College football coaches apparently don’t want to start before the NFL begins practicing. According to Pete Thamel and Bruce Feldman, coaches want the NFL to go first when it comes to starting football practices during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) One coach told Thamel, “Why not let the NFL practice first and learn from them? Let them be the experiment. They’re the professionals. College football players shouldn’t be the guinea pigs.” Should college football push back camp and learn from the NFL? One Power 5 coach told @YahooSports: “Why not let the NFL practice first and learn from them? Let them be the experiment. They’re the professionals. College football players...
    Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo took a brutal shot at his alma mater with a Wednesday tweet. The former Northwestern star isn’t worried at all about playing in empty stadiums during the coronavirus pandemic, and cited his college experience as the reason why. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) He tweeted, “People keep asking me ‘hey ifeadi is it going to be weird not playing with fans?’ I tell these suckas clearly you’ve never watched an 11am Northwestern game! I was born to do this.” People keep asking me “hey ifeadi is it going to be weird not playing with fans?” I tell these suckas clearly you’ve never watched an 11am Northwestern game!...
    Fox News has parted ways with one its early morning hosts after she apparently caused a coronavirus scare among her colleagues after turning up to work visibly sick at the beginning of the pandemic. Heather Childers, who had been at the Fox since 2012, was side-lined by the network after hosting Fox & Friends First on March 18 while visibly unwell, CNN reported. Childers returned to work the following morning to host again but that would prove to be her final on-air appearance. Earlier this week, after Childers removed all references to Fox News from her social media accounts, a spokesperson confirmed her exit. ‘Fox News and Heather Childers have parted ways. We wish her all the best,’ the spokesperson...
    The Wisconsin Badgers want fans to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The Badgers posted an Instagram photo encouraging people to wear masks during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and wrote in part, “As Badgers, we know all about how to stop an opponent… even one as ruthless as COVID-19.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can see the full post below.   View this post on Instagram   As Badgers, we know all about how to stop an opponent… even one as ruthless as COVID-19 ???? Wear a mask in public spaces ???? Wash your hands regularly ↔️ Physically distance 6 feet #BadgersDefend A post shared by Wisconsin Football (@badgerfootball) on Jul 22,...
    By The Associated Press Why are coins hard to find during the pandemic? The Federal Reserve has seen a significant decline of coins in circulation because people are not spending them as regularly at businesses, many of which are either temporarily closed or not accepting cash. Coins are still plentiful. In April, the U.S. Treasury estimated more than $47.8 billion were in the market, up by more than a billion dollars compared to last year. But in recent months, people have not been spending those coins at places like laundromats, banks, restaurants, or shops because the businesses are closed, or people are not visiting them as often as they were before the pandemic. “The typical places where coin enters our...
    Why are coins hard to find during the pandemic? The Federal Reserve has seen a significant decline of coins in circulation because people are not spending them as regularly at businesses, many of which are either temporarily closed or not accepting cash. Coins are still plentiful. In April, the U.S. Treasury estimated more than $47.8 billion were in the market, up by more than a billion dollars compared to last year. But in recent months, people have not been spending those coins at places like laundromats, banks, restaurants, or shops because the businesses are closed, or people are not visiting them as often as they were before the pandemic. “The typical places where coin enters our society have...
    LSU quarterback Myles Brennan had a unique way to lift some weights during the coronavirus pandemic. According to Garland Gillen, the LSU starter and replacement for Joe Burrow “used a chainsaw to cut down trees so he could use them for weightlifting.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Watch the epic video below. During the quarantine #LSU QB Myles Brennan used a chainsaw to cut down trees so he could use them for weightlifting. Gotta get that workout in! @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/jnxiDtIZ6j — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) July 22, 2020 Is college football the coolest sport or is college football the coolest sport on the planet? LSU’s starting QB is out here lifting parts of cut-down...
    NFL training camp rosters will be smaller than usual during the coronavirus pandemic. According to Ian Rapoport, the NFLPA informed players Tuesday that training camp rosters will be capped at 80 players during the pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Usually, teams enter training camps with 90 players. In a call with players today, NFLPA leadership said roster sizes are expected to be 80 to start camp, source said. Not a surprise, GMs are working under this assumption. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 21, 2020 This decision shouldn’t surprise anyone. There have been rumblings about camp rosters being smaller than usual for a while. Honestly, the NFL probably could have even gone...
    New York (CNN Business)If it isn't already obvious just how the pandemic has fundamentally upended the status quo, just take a look at where investors are parking their money: Suddenly, tech stocks are a safety play.Stocks that used to be resilient purchases — consumer staples like Coca-Cola (KO) — have struggled as Covid-19 shutdowns have devastated the economy."Traditional stocks haven't performed as well as the Nasdaq has," said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. The tech-heavy Nasdaq (COMP)hit a record Monday, and the index is up 19% for the year. All three major US indexes have rebounded from March lows and are flirting with record highs again, but the S&P 500 (SPX) is still more than 3% below its...
    College football officials are worried about if it’s even possible to make it through a full season. Under the guidelines for the upcoming football season, players who test positive for coronavirus must sit out for at least 10 days, and players who had contact with those individuals for 15 minutes without wearing a mask must quarantine for two weeks. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The moment I heard those guidelines, especially the second part, I said it’d be hard to finish the season. Now, my worries are spreading throughout the sport.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Wisconsin Football (@badgerfootball) on Jan 9, 2020 at 11:40am PST ...
    The Los Angeles Rams will have major changes for fans during the 2020 season. One of the biggest debates in all of sports is whether or not fans will be allowed into games during the coronavirus pandemic. Well, the Rams informed fans Tuesday that the team will have some huge changes during the ongoing crisis. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to the team’s website, fans were informed that “SoFi Stadium will be at limited or no capacity in 2020 and season tickets will not be possible for the 2020 season” during the coronavirus pandemic. Rams announce updated ticket information for the 2020 season. — Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) July 21, 2020 ...
    The NFL won’t play preseason games during the 2020 season. After lots of speculation the preseason is being canned or shortened, Mike Garafolo reported that players were informed Tuesday by the NFLPA that the entire thing had been scrapped during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) NFLPA leadership told players on a conference call a few minutes ago there will be zero preseason games this year, sources say. Not a surprise given the league offered that but now all but official, according to the union. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 21, 2020 This is without a doubt the correct call from the NFL. I don’t usually give Roger Goodell props...
    VIDEO3:5503:55'People don't want to die for shopping': Cramer on wearing masksSquawk on the Street CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday the stock market could go higher if more people in the U.S. wore face masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus.  The current strength in equities is concentrated in technology-related stocks and not sectors tied to state economic reopening plans, Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street."  "Let's give the cloud stocks their due, but a lot of other stocks could take off" as well if everyone wore masks and helped to bring virus transmission down, the "Mad Money" host said.  Cramer, who has long urged people to wear masks during the pandemic, also praised the recent decisions by major corporations, such as...
    Notre Dame won’t sell single game football tickets during the 2020 season. According to Rivals, the Fighting Irish informed fans with an email that single game tickets won’t be for sale during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Notre Dame is the latest college football program to limit capacity and change ticketing policies for the 2020 season because of coronavirus.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Notre Dame Football (@ndfootball) on Jul 18, 2020 at 5:06pm PDT I really don’t understand why schools are making this decision at all. It makes zero sense to me to not sell tickets to individual games. I totally...
    Is it safe to go to the gym during the coronavirus pandemic? It depends on where you live and the precautions you and the gym take. If cases of COVID-19 are poorly controlled where you live, experts say it’s best to stay away. But if you live in an area where the spread is being contained, there are ways to minimize risk when going for a workout. To ensure everyone stays at least 6 feet apart, gyms should take steps such as moving machines, blocking off areas and limiting the number of people allowed inside, says Dr. Marybeth Sexton, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at Emory University. Avoiding the locker room, bringing your own water bottle and using...
    By The Associated Press Is it safe to go to the gym during the coronavirus pandemic? It depends on where you live and the precautions you and the gym take. If cases of COVID-19 are poorly controlled where you live, experts say it’s best to stay away. But if you live in an area where the spread is being contained, there are ways to minimize risk when going for a workout. To ensure everyone stays at least 6 feet apart, gyms should take steps such as moving machines, blocking off areas and limiting the number of people allowed inside, says Dr. Marybeth Sexton, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at Emory University. Avoiding the locker room, bringing your own water...
    Some Republican governors have been as proactive as their Democratic counterparts in responding to the coronavirus pandemic — including Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. And while President Donald Trump is the Republican who is criticized the most when it comes to coronavirus, journalist Jonathan Chait, but in a lengthy essay published in New York Magazine on July 20, stresses that Trump is hardly alone when it comes to handling the crisis badly. As Chait sees it, the United States’ COVID-19 death count is an indictment of the GOP in general and underscores its “anti-science” tendencies. The U.S., Chait writes, is “a viral petri dish of uncontained infection. By June — after most of the world had beaten back...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As school districts across the region layout their plans for the fall, some are putting the final decision in the hands of parents. For some districts, the classrooms will be open and the teachers there to teach, but most are keeping the options open for mom and dad to keep a child at home to do online learning. Some districts are even offering a combination of some in-person teaching and some online education. So what should you keep in mind when making the decision? Allegheny Health Network Child Psychologist says your child’s age is an important factor. He says for elementary-aged children, “there are benefits of going to school, being with other kids and a...
    The Toronto Blue Jays won’t be playing games in Canada during the 2020 season. According to the Associated Press, the government denied the Blue Jays the ability to play home games in Toronto because they don’t want players traveling back and forth to America during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The AP reported that alternate sites for the Blue Jays are in Florida and New York. BREAKING: The Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. An official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press of the denial. https://t.co/vk267cZ0Wd — The Associated Press (@AP) July 18, 2020 The...
    SEC athletes won’t lose their scholarships if they don’t play during the coronavirus pandemic. The conference announced the following about the decision to let athletes sit out and keep their scholarships: Southeastern Conference student-athletes who elect to not participate in intercollegiate athletics during the fall 2020 academic semester because of health and/or safety concerns related to COVID-19 will continue to have their scholarships honored by their university and will remain in good standing with their team, the Conference announced Friday. This is the correct decision, and I expect every conference to make the same decision. You simply can’t yank scholarships during the pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) If a college football program...
    Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.Focus On Sport | Getty Images The National Football League is using a variety of innovative safety concepts from its brand partnerships as the league continues to plan for its 2020 regular-season. Ideas around a probable Covid-19 impacted season include bottle cap inserts preprinted with players uniform numbers to distinguish personal Gatorade bottles, Visa's contact-less transaction technology, and Verizon's 5G capabilities for fan engagement both in stadiums and viewers at home.  The NFL brings in more than $1 billion in sponsorship revenue with some of the more prominent brands like...
    KIPS BAY, Manhattan (WABC) -- Dozens of New York City nurses, touted as heroes during the pandemic, are now facing a battle with the city over parking tickets."It was like nothing I had ever experienced in my whole career," nurse Olivier Germain said.For registered nurses like Germain, the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in New York was a dark time."There were so many people without family members who were alone in those rooms, who were passing away and we were like their family members," Germain said.But for Germain and more than a dozen hospital staff in Kips Bay, their heroism was met by thousands and thousands of dollars of parking tickets from the city.RELATED | Traveling nurses recall 'medical war...
    People enjoy the warm evening at Sundspromenaden in Malmo, Sweden, on May 26, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.Johan Nilsson | AFP | Getty Images CNBC is looking at how places around the world have tackled Covid-19. By talking to a wide range of experts, as well as everyday citizens, we're taking stock of what's gone well — and what hasn't. Sweden, the fifth subject of our series, has confirmed more than 76,000 cases and more than 5,500 deaths in a population of 10 million. The country did not go into lockdown, instead issuing recommendations about social distancing and working from home while allowing many schools and businesses to stay open. Sweden's mortality rate per 100,000 is higher than the United States,...
    VIDEO4:2004:20Pivoting in a PandemicSupermarket Shock: Crisis in America’s Food Supply When the Covid-19 pandemic forced businesses to close and people to stay home, the way Americans obtained and consumed food changed drastically. Grocery stores were selling out and food banks were overwhelmed, but many farmers who used to supply restaurants, schools and commercial enterprises found themselves stuck with tons of extra products. As the initial shock of this shift subsided, local farmers have pivoted to new business models and doubled down on their communities. One defense is a closed-loop food system in which a farm controls an entire food chain. "If you're not growing it locally, and you're not raising it locally, you're susceptible to a disruption in the food...
    Michigan State coaches Tom Izzo and Mel Tucker have taken substantial pay cuts. According to the Detroit Free Press, the Spartans coaches have each taken a 7% cut during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The star basketball coach made a little more than $4 million last season, and Tucker was expected to be paid about $5.5 million to lead the football team, according to the same report. Taking a 7% bite out of those numbers is certainly a lot more than a drop in the bucket.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Michigan State Basketball (@michiganstatebasketball) on Jul 15, 2020 at 6:08pm PDT As...
    Dutch mink fur farms have made headlines throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Per the Humane Society International (HSI), an estimated 1 million mink have been killed under government order during the coronavirus pandemic. As of July 15, 24 farms in the Netherlands have reported evidence of coronavirus on their farms. HSI is calling to close fur farms earlier than the planned phase-out of 2024. Fur farms were banned in 2013, with the 2024 deadline. With the coronavirus, this decision should be fast-tracked. The Dutch government said in late June that it could consider closing farms and banning breeding after Parliament adopted the motion to do so. The final decision will be announced in August. While the government delays a decision,...
    FILE - In this April 20, 2020, file photo, resident physician Leslie Bottrell stands outside a room at an Intensive Care Unit as a nurse suctions the lungs of a COVID-19 patient at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. A U.S. government report says death rates are 12 times higher for coronavirus patients with chronic illnesses than for others who become infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report Monday, June 15 highlights the dangers posed by these conditions. They include heart disease, diabetes and chronic lung ailments, such as asthma or emphysema. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Associated Press Rates of "broken heart syndrome," a life-threatening cardiac condition tied to stress, have been significantly higher during the...
    A new study released Thursday by JPMorgan Chase reveals that the extra $600 weekly unemployment benefits given to the millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic boosted their spending habits. According to the bank, roughly one in five Americans received unemployment benefits in June, five times more than the previous highest unemployment insurance rate recorded. Normally, unemployment benefits only cover a portion of lost wages, causing spending by those who have lost their jobs to decrease 7 percent on average, JPMorgan Chase says. But because of the enhanced benefits signed into law in March, an estimated two-thirds of Americans who applied for unemployment received more than 100 percent of the income they had lost. "Although average spending fell for all households as the...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The NFL wants to hold a season. Billions of dollars are at stake. NFL players also want to have a season, as they only have so many years in their short careers to earn their millions. But wanting to do something and figuring out how to do something are two very different things. And it does not appear as though the league has done much in the way of planning and implementing plans to make their wish come true. Texans superstar J.J. Watt popped on to Twitter on Thursday to share the “updates,” such as they are, which the NFL has given to players over the past two weeks. The brief recap is not particularly...
    Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu to fund funeral for murdered 9-year-old in New Orleans The Coolest (& Safest) Bunk Beds for Kids CEO of Durex condom maker says intimate ocasions are down during the coronavirus pandemic Sales of Durex condoms have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Reckitt Benckiser CEO Laxman Narasimhan told CNBC on Thursday. "The number of intimate occasions is down in a few countries because, if you think of it, the level of socialization is low and so it has had an impact on Durex," Narasimhan said.  Reckitt Benckiser continues to see elevated sales in its disinfectant brands, Lysol and Dettol, he added.  Sales of Durex condoms have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Reckitt Benckiser CEO...
    VIDEO2:0602:06CEO of Durex condom maker says 'intimate occasions' down during Covid-19 pandemicSquawk on the Street Sales of Durex condoms have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Reckitt Benckiser CEO Laxman Narasimhan told CNBC on Thursday.  "The number of intimate occasions is down in a few countries because, if you think of it, the level of socialization is low and so it has had an impact on Durex," Narasimhan said on "Squawk on the Street."  Reckitt Benckiser, which makes Durex and other consumer products such as Lysol and cold medication Mucinex, has seen an overall increase in the online sales of its products as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. In the first quarter, e-commerce revenues grew more than 50% across its portfolio, Narasimhan said. ...
    The NCAA will officially allow FBS football teams to count multiple FCS wins towards bowl eligibility during the coronavirus pandemic. According to ESPN, the NCAA will allow two wins against FCS football teams with 80% of the scholarship limit over the past two seasons to count towards bowl eligibility. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) In a normal year, only one win against a team with 90% of the scholarship limit would be allowed. The move was widely-expected as more and more games across America get canceled during the coronavirus pandemic.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Auburn Football (@auburnfootball) on Jul 15, 2020 at 5:53pm PDT As I...
    Jake Paul might be in a bit of hot water after reportedly throwing a gigantic party during the coronavirus pandemic. According to Bill Melugin, the Hollywood and YouTube star recently threw a banger with his crew in Calabasas, California, and there’s plenty of problematic video footage. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can watch it in the tweet below. NEW: The mayor of Calabasas & neighbors tell me they’re outraged after they say YouTube celebrity @jakepaul threw a massive party at his mansion on Saturday. They call it irresponsible, selfish, & say it’s businesses & workers who pay the price for this w/ lockdowns. 10pm @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/COiVleuDH2 — Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 15, 2020...
    The Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans teamed up for a new video about wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The programs both released the same videos Wednesday featuring their most prominent coaches promoting the wearing of masks. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Jim Harbaugh, Juwan Howard, Tom Izzo and Mel Tucker all appeared in the video. Give it a watch below. Wear a mask. pic.twitter.com/gAGYXAOgkZ — Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) July 16, 2020 You know things are serious when bitter rivals like UM and MSU are joining forces to promote wearing a mask during the pandemic. These programs absolutely hate each other. It’s one of the most bitter rivalries in all...
    College GameDay will happen in 2020 if football games are held. At the moment, nobody has any idea whether or not the college football season will happen during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. If it does, then fans around the country will get to enjoy GameDay on Saturday mornings. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) ESPN executive Lee Fitting told the Associated Press the following about the fate of weekly college football during the coronavirus pandemic. If there is college football there will be ‘College GameDay.’ Period…We’re still determining what ‘GameDay’ would look like this season and, frankly, it could be different every week what it looks like. It could be potentially on the...
    “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan plans on filming season four during the coronavirus pandemic. With coronavirus continuing to ravage sports and entertainment, everyone wants to know when America’s favorite show will start shooting again. Sheridan recently revealed that the plan is to shoot the entire upcoming season in Montana, and they’ll more or less have a secure bubble in place. (REVIEW: ‘Yellowstone‘ Is Outstanding In The Latest Episode ‘Going Back To Cali’) Sheridan told Deadline during a recent interview the following in part about resuming filming during the coronavirus pandemic: We’re supposed to start mid-August, and we’re putting that together as best we can. I’m fortunate that this show shoots on a ranch in Montana. We’re going to shoot exclusively...
            by Ned Ryun  Each new dawn brings another farcical rant from the mainstream media. Facts be damned, hypocrisy ignored, truth summarily rejected—all in the name of “But Trump!” and “Orange Man bad!” Pravda veterans would be proud and perhaps, even a little jealous, as nobody in the MSM is being forced to propagandize at the point of a gun, with threats of a permanent vacation to sunny Siberia. No, the American news media does all of this of its own volition. President Trump gives a speech from the base of Mount Rushmore extolling the greatness of America and our shared history, imperfect though it is, of striving to recognize the equality that demands justice and liberty...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives every day, and can be taking a toll on our mental health. That is why the Aurora Mental Health Center is reminding everyone to take care of themselves and they are available to help with their Support Line. (credit: CBS) Erin Ralston, a therapist from the health center, joined Kelly Werthmann on CBSN Denver to explain how the support line is making a difference for Coloradans who may be struggling with the stress and anxiety brought on by the pandemic. “Our goal is to be a resource that doesn’t impede on the stress of daily life,” she said. “The support line is accessible for someone who needs that...
    By COLLEEN BARRY, AP Fashion Writer MILAN (AP) — An operatic pop trio belted out song from the center of a medical university plaza Wednesday while Dolce&Gabbana’s showed its latest men's collection in tones of summer blues and geometric prints. Just five months ago, there would have been little remarkable in such a scene. But the coronavirus pandemic has largely put the kibosh on live fashion shows — with most fashion houses going digital to launch their summer collections for next year in both Milan this week and Paris last. Also working against the fashion show ritual, cross-border travel has become difficult, if not impossible. Shoulder-to-shoulder seating is definitely out. With these restrictions, the energy seems to have gone from...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On March 27, 2020, in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order putting a moratorium on the eviction of renters who are affected by the coronavirus and the downturn in the economy. However, nearly every county and city in the Bay Area has their own ordinances. Here's a city-by-city look at these eviction moratoriums.ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda (county):On April 21, 2020, the county amended its previous eviction moratorium ordinance to ensure all tenants and homeowners Countywide can shelter-in-place during this crisis. This emergency ordinance now outlaws all evictions anywhere in the County with few exceptions. The ordinance allows tenants to repay overdue rent over 12 months. The ordinance will remain in...
    MILAN (AP) — An operatic pop trio belted out song from the center of a medical university plaza Wednesday while Dolce&Gabbana’s showed its latest men’s collection in tones of summer blues and geometric prints. Just five months ago, there would have been little remarkable in such a scene. But the coronavirus pandemic has largely put the kibosh on live fashion shows — with most fashion houses going digital to launch their summer collections for next year in both Milan this week and Paris last. Also working against the fashion show ritual, cross-border travel has become difficult, if not impossible. Shoulder-to-shoulder seating is definitely out. With these restrictions, the energy seems to have gone from fashion. Even if...
    A growing number of hedge-fund and private-equity partners are using a new app that helps them avoid a special New York City tax if they've been working outside the city. Monaeo, a company that helps taxpayers track and store their location data to show to tax authorities, said its business has more than doubled in May and June over last year. Monaeo said it's seeing especially strong demand from partners of hedge funds, private equity firms and other financial firms looking to challenge a New York City business tax because they've been working outside the city during the coronavirus pandemic. "These are some of the highest earners," said Anupam Singhal, co-founder of Monaeo, which was recently acquired by HR tech...
    Crystal Cox/Business Insider Coronavirus pandemic-related stress is a risk factor that could drive people to cheat, according to two University of Tennessee Knoxville psychologists. They said that married people are contacting ex-lovers and using dating websites to have virtual affairs. Couples who have to recover from affairs during the pandemic could face unique challenges like financial insecurity, interpersonal violence, and isolation, the psychologists said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Data suggests more Americans are having virtual affairs during lockdown, according to two psychologists who penned an editorial in the journal Family Process. In the July 3 article, The University of Tennessee Knoxville psychologists Kristina Coop Gordon and Erica A. Mitchell said pandemic-related stress is straining relationships,...
    A drive-in movie theater is set up in the parking lot of Brookfield's Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, Colorado, right outside of Denver.Source: Kilburn Parking lots, of all places, are turning into bigger sources of revenue for some mall owners during the coronavirus pandemic.  Brookfield Properties has inked a deal with the entertainment company Kilburn Live to turn the parking lots at a number of its malls in the U.S. into drive-in theaters, hosting movies and virtual concerts, with many consumers looking for outdoor activities to participate in during the Covid-19 crisis. So far, they are at five Brookfield locations in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and Woodbridge, New Jersey. More are on the way, according to the two companies. ...
    A 15-year-old girl from Michigan is currently in a juvenile detention facility for failing to complete her homework amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The teen, who is referred to as 'Grace' in a ProPublica article published about the incident, was sent to the Children's Village detention center in Detroit on May 14  after a judge declared that the youngster's failure to complete school work had violated the terms of her parole.  Last year, Grace was charged with stealing another student's cellphone and assaulting her own mother during a row.  Grace's mother, referred to by the pseudonym 'Charissa' in the ProPublica article, told the publication that her daughter immediately expressed remorse over her actions.   A 15-year-old girl from Michigan is currently...
    Women have been drinking more than men to cope with the 'psychological distress' of coronavirus and lockdown measures, a new study revealed.  Researchers from the University of South Florida interviewed over 750 US adults about the impact coronavirus has had on their alcohol consumption. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt everyday life, many are resorting to coping mechanisms, particularly when children are at home, the team found. Distress levels were marked on a scale and for every unit increase there was a 16 per cent rise in the number of alcoholic drinks consumed by women. 'This suggests the presence of children in the home during the pandemic is also related to an increased drinking behaviour,' the study authors claim. Distress...
    VIDEO4:0604:06GCC's migrant workers face increased risks amid the pandemic: Human Rights WatchCapital Connection DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The controversy surrounding cheap migrant labor in the oil-rich Gulf states has intensified during the coronavirus pandemic, amid reports of workers going without food and water and being deprived of pay. "A massive issue not being discussed is that some of the (workers) are going home without their paid wages," Rothna Begum, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch told CNBC on Thursday. "This is thousands of dollars of wages that are not being paid because unscrupulous employers and agents realize this is an opportunity to allow workers to go home (to their home countries) without having to pay them."  Migrant workers are...
    US coronavirus: Miami is now the coronavirus epicenter as cases surge, one expert says Amazon is rolling out grocery carts that let shoppers skip checkout lines, bag their groceries and walk out The Gulfs migrant workers are being exploited amid the coronavirus crisis, rights groups say The controversy surrounding cheap migrant labor in the oil-rich Gulf states has intensified during the coronavirus pandemic, amid reports of workers going without food and water and being deprived of pay. Nationals from India, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Nigeria, among others, also make up the roughly 35 million-strong migrant workforce that's been crucial to every sector of the Gulf economy. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The controversy surrounding cheap migrant labor in...