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Urgency increases as coronavirus surge threatens to overwhelm LA County hospitals

An major wave coronavirus patients flowing into hospitals by early December could force Los Angeles County to return to restrictive Safer-at-Home orders similar to those of the early days of the pandemic, according to public health officials who expressed a new sense of urgency on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The county reported 3,944 new cases Wednesday, among the highest daily numbers since mid-July. If this rate continues, the county could surpass 4,000 average daily cases and 1,750 hospitalizations b...
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How to Prepare If Your College Student Is Coming Home for Thanksgiving

This year has been full of sacrifices and impossible choices, but it’s not quite done with us yet. If you have kids who are away at college, you may now be facing the pandemic’s latest conundrum: Do you have them come home and risk everybody infecting each other, or do you tell them to stay put and ride out the…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Thanksgiving, College, Lifehacks, Pandemic Parenting


More than 250,000 Americans have died from coronavirus as US cases soar - as it happened

States implement stricter guidelines to mitigate virus’ spreadNew York City public schools to close again on ThursdayPresident-elect Biden peaks virtually with healthcare workersTrump campaign to request recounts in two Wisconsin countiesHouse Democrats reelect Pelosi as nominee for speakerSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.11am GMT From me and Joan E Greve: Related: US passes 250,000 deaths from coronavirus 12.39am GMT Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota has a...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Education, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Schools, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Pelosi, Tim Walz, US elections 2020, Joan E Greve


Sexual abuse at English and Welsh universities 'a public scandal' – study

About 50,000 cases of abuse or harassment take place every year, report findsAn estimated 50,000 incidents of sexual abuse or harassment take place in universities in England and Wales every year, according to research, which accuses the sector of failing to adequately address what is “fast becoming a public scandal”.Unsafe Spaces: Ending Sexual Abuse in Universities highlights the role of the “lad culture” in student sports clubs – especially rugby clubs – in creating a toxic atmosphere leading...
Tags: England, Education, Wales, UK News, Higher Education, Universities, Sexual Harassment


More than 250,000 Americans have died from coronavirus as US cases soar - live

States implement stricter guidelines to mitigate virus’ spreadNew York City public schools to close again on ThursdayPresident-elect Biden peaks virtually with healthcare workersTrump campaign to request recounts in two Wisconsin countiesHouse Democrats reelect Pelosi as nominee for speakerSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.04pm GMT California’s governor Gavin Newsom, who came under fire for attending a fancy dinner with lobbyists at the French Laundry in Napa, w...
Tags: New York, Education, California, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Schools, Wisconsin, Napa, Biden, Norman, Donald Trump, Cma, Johns Hopkins


Experience Blade Runner Like You Never Have Before Through a Feature-Length Remastered Soundtrack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3fz6CC45ok There is no one Blade Runner. Ridley Scott’s influential “neo-noir” has appeared in several different versions over the past 38 years, both official — the “director’s cut,” the “final cut,” and lest we forget, the now-derided first theatrical cut — and unofficial. So has Blade Runner‘s soundtrack, the first official release of which lagged the film by about a dozen years, and even then didn’t include all the music so integral to the unprecedent...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Film, College, Los Angeles, San Francisco, History, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Vangelis, Douglas Trumbull, Colin Marshall, Syd Mead


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo snapped at reporters at a tense coronavirus press briefing where he learned that NYC schools were closing amid a spike in new infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrives for a briefing on the state's COVID-19 response. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo berated reporters during a tense coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday. As Cuomo was being asked about whether New York City schools would close amid a surge in cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio was running more than five hours late to his own COVID-19 news conference. Cuomo found out from a reporter at the end of the briefing that NYC s...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Education, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Cuomo, New York City Department of Education, Empire State, McKinley, Jesse McKinley


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo snapped at reporters at a tense coronavirus press briefing where he learned that NYC schools are closing amid a spike in new infections

Governor Cuomo arrives for briefing on COVID-19 response at Red Room at New York State Capitol Building. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo berated reporters during a tense coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday. As Cuomo was being asked about whether New York City schools would close amid a surge in cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio was running more than five hours late to his own COVID-19 news conference. Cuomo found out from a reporter at the end ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Education, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Public Schools, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Cuomo, Empire State, McKinley, Jesse McKinley


Discover the Cyanometer, the Device Invented in 1789 Just to Measure the Blueness of the Sky

English astronomer and physicist James Jeans’ 1931 essay “ ” has become a classic of concise expository writing since it was first published in a series of talks. In only four paragraphs and one strikingly detailed, yet simple analogy, Jeans gave millions of students a grasp of celestial blueness in prose that does not substitute nature’s poetry for scientific jargon and diagrams. Over a hundred years earlier, another scientist created a similarly poetic device; in this case, one which attempte...
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Nestlings wants to help international students navigate a messy higher-ed environment

The admissions process for international students applying to colleges is outdated. For starters, there is no Common App, the one-stop application that U.S. students are able to use to apply to a variety of schools in one go. Instead, international students must navigate thousands of schools, each having their own requirements and application process, on a one by one basis. It’s a time-consuming and convoluted process, which is exactly where Nestlings, a Cupertino, California-based startup, com...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Education, Southeast Asia, Tech, Canada, United States, Bangalore, Cincinnati, Cupertino California, Vora, Satish, Glasgow Caledonian University, Nestlings, Sowmya Satish


Language learning app Duolingo confirms it has raised $35M on a $2.4B valuation

Last week, we reported that popular language learning app Duolingo, with 500 million total app downloads​, was raising $35 million on a valuation of at least $2.21 billion — the latest chapter in what has become a long book on how e-learning and other education startups are raking in big audiences and significant funding, a byproduct of the Covid-19 pandemic driving more people indoors and on to screens for all of their interactions. (Fittingly, Duolingo’s details were part of a bigger scoop ...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, London, Education, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Netflix, Atlantic, Edtech, General Atlantic, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Language Learning, Trump, Luis


15 Must-Have Items for an Edgy, Rocker Chic Wardrobe (Plus 45+ Outfit Ideas!)

Want to add some edgy style to your wardrobe? Discover the 15 items every edgy, rocker-chic girl should have in her closet, plus 45+ outfit combinations.
Tags: Featured, College, Sunglasses, Sneakers, T-shirts, Fashion Tips, Moto Jacket, Flannel, Denim Jacket, Grunge, Studs, Dr. Martens, Edgy Style


More provinces involved in matric exam paper leak

The first investigation into the maths paper two leak is expected to be concluded by the end of November. The post More provinces involved in matric exam paper leak appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Ray Bradbury Wrote the First Draft of Fahrenheit 451 on Coin-Operated Typewriters, for a Total of $9.80

Image by Alan Light, via Wikimedia Commons It sounds like a third grade math problem: “If Ray Bradbury wrote the first draft of Fahrenheit 451 (1953) on a coin-operated typewriter that charged 10 cents for every 30 minutes, and he spent a total of $9.80, how many hours did it take Ray to write his story?” (If you’re doing the math, that’s great, but you might be in the wrong class.) Bradbury’s composition of Fahrenheit 451 demonstrates two of the prolific writer’s most insistent demands among h...
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Pop Songs with Narrative: Pretty Much Pop Discusses Tunes Ranging from Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane” to “The Pina Colada Song” with Songwriter/Author Rod Picott

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_69_11-7-20.mp3 Plenty of songs purport to tell stories, and the narrative ballad of course has a long enough history that the two forms certainly aren’t alien. But how do our listening practices conditioned by pop music jibe with recognizing and understanding narrative? Singer/songwriter and short story author Rod Picott joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to talk about class...
Tags: Google, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Podcasts, College, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Jack, Leonard Cohen, Taco Bell, Mark, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Facebook Twitter, Johnny Cash, Diane, Tom Dixon


New York City public schools will close indefinitely as positivity rate rises

New York City schools will close for in-person classes beginning Thursday, November 19. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images New York City schools will be closed for in-person learning beginning Thursday and remain closed until further notice, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.  Over the past week, the positivity rate for COVID-19 tests administered reached 3% — the threshold officials set to determine whether schools should close, he said. "We must fight back the second wav...
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New York schools to close again as US approaches 250,000 Covid deaths – live

New York City public schools to close again on ThursdayPresident-elect Biden peaks virtually with healthcare workersTrump campaign to request recounts in two Wisconsin countiesHouse Democrats reelect Pelosi as nominee for speakerSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.27pm GMT Arizona’s secretary of state released a statement condemning the escalating threats of violence against her family and her office.Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, said the attacks were not surprising and...
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New York City schools to close again as city fights coronavirus

By JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The nation’s largest public school system will halt in-person learning Thursday, the mayor said. At an afternoon news conference, the Democrat said plans were being made to bring in-person learning back as qui...
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New York City public schools to close again as coronavirus cases rise

Closure plan after city reaches 3% Covid test positivity rateMayor Bill de Blasio: ‘We must fight the second wave’The public schools in New York City will close again on Thursday, officials announced, after the city reached a 3% Covid test positivity rate. Related: Covid-19 is rising again in New York. Can the city prevent another surge? Continue reading...
Tags: New York, Education, New York City, US news, Bill De Blasio, US education, Coronavirus



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