Day: August 22, 2020

‘I like my money too much’

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson about his workout routine. Or lack of one, at least that they see.” data-reactid=”6″Every couple months they come out of the woodwork, trolls who want to hassle Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson about his workout routine. Or lack of one, at least that they see.

Johnson, unlike so many modern athletes, does not post rise-and-grind pictures on social media, choosing instead to work out in the privacy of his gym.

When the topic came up in an ask-me-anything Instagram story in July, Johnson had the perfect response.

Screengrab from Kerryon Johnson’s Instagram story in July, 2020.

“I mean, look, playing football’s my job,” Johnson said

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New coronavirus cases are emerging at schools. How much you know depends on where you live.

As children and teachers started returning to classrooms over the past few weeks, new cases of COVID-19 emerged, forcing some schools to temporarily shift to online-learning only and hundreds of students to quarantine at home until their health was assured.

While those developments have been well-documented, it’s what remains unknown that has been more troubling for some parents and educators.

Information that schools, health officials and state agencies share about known cases varies substantially, leaving some stakeholders to wonder how safe they or their children may be when new cases emerge.

In Gainesville, Florida, where several staff members working at an in-person summer program contracted the coronavirus, the absence of a community-wide notification protocol allowed rumors and fear to spread. Despite assurances from district officials that they will share as much information as they can about cases this fall, some parents and teachers remain skeptical that they will learn enough

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With less money and more risk, waves of child-care providers call it quits

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A teacher checks the temperature of a child at a Ladybug Childcare & Preschool in San Francisco’s Marina District. The coronavirus crisis has caused many California child-care centers to close. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Kirsten Hove and her mom have been taking care of kids in San Francisco for decades.

Hove’s mother opened a day care program in her home in the city’s Marina neighborhood more than 30 years ago. In 2006, Hove and a family friend expanded the business by opening sites in their apartments nearby. The days were long, but the women loved the work.

What took years to build, however, was dismantled by the coronavirus in just a few months.

When Californians were ordered to shelter in place in March, Hove, her mother and their friend were forced to close completely for a week and then

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#AlyssaMilanoIsaLie Trends on Twitter as Rose McGowan Goes Nuclear on ‘Charmed’ Co-Star

Spencer Platt/Getty
Spencer Platt/Getty

Rose McGowan’s ongoing feud with Alyssa Milano just escalated again with an online spat for the ages.

The inciting incident for all this? Some political tweets, naturally. On Thursday McGowan vented her frustration with the Democratic Party: “What have the Democrats done to solve ANYTHING?” she wrote. Help the poor? No. Help black & brown people? No. Stop police brutality? No. Help single mothers? No. Help children? No. You have achieved nothing. NOTHING. Why did people vote Trump? Because of you motherfuckers.”

McGowan subsequently responded to some of the criticisms aired in the replies to her tweet‚ adding at one point, “I am an equal opportunity hater. American voters/cult members have been hoodwinked for years into believing they have to live with a lesser of two evils. Wake up. Demand more.”

But on Friday, Milano waded in. And that’s when things turned personal.

In a tweet that included

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‘I trusted them.’ Some ‘Build the Wall’ donors feel cheated by Bannon. Some don’t care.

Kathy McLain doesn’t often give money to charities or political causes. But when she learned about an online campaign to raise money to help build President Trump’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, McLain was compelled to donate — twice.

“I 100% support building a wall. I 100% support an organization that will build it,” McLain, 61, told Yahoo News in a series of direct messages on Facebook Friday. The self-described conservative’s Facebook page features several photos promoting Trump’s 2020 campaign for reelection.

In total, McLain said, she contributed $50 to the crowdfunding campaign. “Not much!” she said, though she noted that she and her husband, who live in El Paso, Texas, are both retired.

McLain is one of more than 250,000 people who gave money, mostly in comparably small sums, to the crowdfunding campaign known as We Build the Wall, which raised over $25 million for private construction

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COVID in the Classroom? Shhh. Some Schools Are Keeping It Quiet.

A public school in Brooklyn, Aug. 5, 2020. (Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times)
A public school in Brooklyn, Aug. 5, 2020. (Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times)

On the first day of school in Camden County, Georgia, local Facebook groups were already buzzing with rumors that a teacher had tested positive for the coronavirus. The next day, a warning went out to school administrators: Keep teachers quiet.

“Staff who test positive are not to notify any other staff members, parents of their students or any other person/entity that they may have exposed them,” wrote Jon Miller, the district’s deputy superintendent, in a confidential email Aug. 5.

In the weeks since, parents, students and teachers in the coastal community on the Florida border have heard by word-of-mouth of more positive cases linked to district schools. Some parents said they had been called by local officials and told that their children should quarantine.

But even as fears of an outbreak have grown, the district has refused

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EU nationals in UK already facing difficulty with digital-only status amid warnings of ‘crisis’ ahead

Akvile Stuart
Akvile Stuart

The government’s decision not to provide physical proof of settled status has already left EU citizens in the UK facing difficulties proving their post-Brexit immigration status, as campaigners warn this is only the “tip of the iceberg”.

The Independent has spoken to EU nationals who have been held up in airports and faced delays in moving house because they have been unable to provide physical proof of their residency in the UK – despite the government’s own assessment concluding there was “very strong evidence” that digital-only proof would cause “a lot of issues”.

The EU settlement scheme allows EU citizens living in Britain to apply for immigration status after free movement ends on 31 December 2020. The Home Office says it provides successful applicants with only a digital copy of their status to ensure they can “constantly access proof of their status” and that it is in keeping

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EU nationals in UK already facing difficulty with digital-only status amid warnings of ‘crisis’ ahead

Akvile Stuart
Akvile Stuart

The government’s decision not to provide physical proof of settled status has already left EU citizens in the UK facing difficulties proving their post-Brexit immigration status, as campaigners warn this is only the “tip of the iceberg”.

The Independent has spoken to EU nationals who have been held up in airports and faced delays in moving house because they have been unable to provide physical proof of their residency in the UK – despite the government’s own assessment concluding there was “very strong evidence“ that digital-only would cause ”a lot of issues”.

The EU settlement scheme allows EU citizens living in Britain to apply for immigration status after free movement ends on 31 December 2020. The Home Office says it provides successful applicants with only a digital copy of their status to ensure they can “constantly access proof of their status” and that it is in keeping with

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College students working as contact tracers try to keep pandemic in check on campuses

The coronavirus pandemic has added unexpected learning opportunities to the agendas of hundreds of college students in recent months: fast lessons in contact tracing.

That was the case for Suyash Gupta, a senior at Texas A&M University. After his summer internship was canceled because of the pandemic, he emailed a former professor, Angela Clendenin, to ask whether there were coronavirus-related projects he could help with. That led to his role as a case investigator at the new Texas A&M COVID Operations and Investigations Center, a joint initiative between the university and the Brazos County Health Department to track the local spread of the virus.

Gupta is just one of thousands of college students across the country who are certified to help with the crucial task of contact tracing. Since May, more than 4,000 U.S. college students have completed Johns Hopkins University’s online contact-tracing course, according to Coursera Inc., which works

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6 Best Ways Social Media Marketing Courses Can Help Grow Your Business In 2020

We believe it’s important to be pragmatic when it comes to finding ways to make your business and brand work for you.

So what better way to enhance your brand’s identity in 2020 than learning the ins and outs of social media marketing?

experts, here are the six main skillsets and drivers you can get from social media marketing courses in 2020:” data-reactid=”22″According to our Benzinga social media marketing experts, here are the six main skillsets and drivers you can get from social media marketing courses in 2020:

  1. Growing a business online from scratch
  2. Making money as an affiliate marketer
  3. Creating social media marketing strategies that will expand your company’s reach
  4. Increasing product sales through social media
  5. Using ads to promote your brand
  6. Using Google Business to help your search engine optimization (SEO)
  7. Another outstanding benefit of enrolling in
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