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Dr. Fauci warns US could see up to 200K coronavirus deaths

By MATT SEDENSKY and MICHAEL R. SISAK NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the dire prediction of fatalities on CNN, adding that millions in the U.S. could become ...
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Impact of virtual drinking trend

Life changed slowly in the beginning of 2020, and then all at once when the realities of COVID-19 set in. Restaurants and bars that were filled in February were shuttered until further notice by mid-March. Thousands of hospitality workers lost their jobs, and small-business owners had to make the tough decision to stay open for takeout, close for now, or close for good — decisions that will shape cities around the world for years to come. It’s impossible to know what’s going to happen next, b...
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Coronavirus Protection: Oregon Distillery Making Hand Sanitizer With In-house Alcohol, Giving It Out For Free

(CNN) — Hand sanitizer is a hot commodity right now. We all know the advice: Wash your hands often with soap and water to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. When you can’t, use hand sanitizer. But actually finding hand sanitizer anywhere is another story. Bottles of Purell and other sanitizers are few and far between on store shelves, and if you do manage to come across a solution with at least 60% alcohol, chances are it has a hefty price tag. Enter liquor distilleries. ALSO: Best Preventi...
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Edtech notches a win as Teachable is acquired by Hotmart

Edtech has been a hot category for investors for some time. Surging demand for better classes globally from new entrants to the knowledge economy has pushed revenues to new highs. Now, coupled with the rapid propagation of coronavirus forcing dozens of colleges and universities to shut down and move entirely online, the sector is even further in the limelight. New York-based Teachable rode that wave since its founding in 2013 as Fedora, creating a marketplace for teachers to sell their online co...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Education, Singapore, Tech, Amsterdam, Brazil, Edtech, General Atlantic, Crunchbase, Exit, Udemy, Pluralsight, Durham North Carolina, GIC


Real estate giant RE/MAX is spending tens of millions on tech to keep up with rival Compass. Here's its M&A playbook.

Adam Contos became chief executive of the residential brokerage franchisor RE/MAX in February 2018.  Contos' vision for RE/MAX's tech stack prioritizes relationship-management ahead of automation, and looks to connect RE/MAX's agents with digitally native clients.  In his time as CEO, RE/MAX has made two tech acquisitions. RE/MAX bought booj, a real-estate agent-centric CRM, and First, a machine-learning tool that mines an agent's contacts to see which of them might be looking to move soon. Gr...
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Real estate giant RE/MAX is spending tens of millions on tech to keep up with Compass. Here's its M&A playbook.

Adam Contos became chief executive of the residential brokerage franchisor RE/MAX in February 2018. In his time as CEO, RE/MAX has made two tech acquisitions.  RE/MAX bought booj, a real-estate agent-centric CRM, and First, a machine-learning tool that mines an agent's contacts to see which of them might be looking to move soon. Contos' vision for RE/MAX's tech stack prioritizes relationship-management ahead of automation, and looks to connect RE/MAX's agents with digitally native clients.  Gr...
Tags: Softbank, US, Trends, First, WeWork, Denver, Business Insider, Redfin, Durham North Carolina, Zucker, RE MAX, MIKE SCHNEIDER, Contactually, Adam Contos, Dave Liniger, Contos


Real estate giant RE/MAX is fighting off a recruiting slump. Here are the tech tools it's betting will attract and keep more agents.

Adam Contos became chief executive of the residential brokerage franchisor RE/MAX in February 2018. In his time as CEO, RE/MAX has made two tech acquisitions.  RE/MAX bought booj, a real-estate agent-centric CRM, and First, a machine-learning tool that mines an agent's contacts to see which of them might be looking to move soon. Contos' vision for RE/MAX's tech stack prioritizes relationship-management ahead of automation, and looks to connect RE/MAX's agents with digitally native clients.  Gr...
Tags: Softbank, US, Trends, First, WeWork, Denver, Business Insider, Redfin, Durham North Carolina, Zucker, RE MAX, MIKE SCHNEIDER, Contactually, Adam Contos, Dave Liniger, Contos


Inside a high-stakes tech transformation at real-estate giant RE/MAX, which is building tools to attract and keep more agents after a recruiting slump

Adam Contos became chief executive of the residential brokerage franchisor RE/MAX in February 2018. In his time as CEO, RE/MAX has made two tech acquisitions.  RE/MAX bought booj, a real-estate agent-centric CRM, and First, a machine-learning tool that mines an agent's contacts to see which of them might be looking to move soon. Contos' vision for RE/MAX's tech stack prioritizes relationship-management ahead of automation, and looks to connect RE/MAX's agents with digitally native clients.  RE...
Tags: Softbank, US, Trends, First, WeWork, Denver, Business Insider, Redfin, Durham North Carolina, Zucker, RE MAX, MIKE SCHNEIDER, Adam Contos, Dave Liniger, Contos, Exp Realty


Oil jumps after Fed cuts U.S. interest rates, then pares gains - Reuters

Oil jumps after Fed cuts U.S. interest rates, then pares gains - Reuters:Oil prices rose on Tuesday but remained below session highs reached after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates in an emergency move designed to shield the world’s largest economy from the impact of the coronavirus.The central bank’s statement said it was cutting rates by a half percentage point to a target range of 1.00% to 1.25%. Crude futures spiked, then pared gains as traders viewed the Fed’s move as a signal tha...
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Whicker: Chris Burgess’ basketball journey has been long and bittersweet

Chris Burgess has his own “Dear Basketball” story. It is not a short subject, but it’s animated. To work back, Burgess is an assistant coach at Brigham Young, which knocked off Gonzaga last week and is 24-7. “We can shoot it really well, and we’ve got seniors, and only one of them has ever been to an NCAA tournament, and they’re dying to get there,” Burgess said Friday night, in a Santa Monica hotel lobby, the day before BYU beat Pepperdine, 81-64. Five of them are married, two are dads, and Yoe...
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Jay Huff dominates as Virginia beats No. 7 Duke, 52-50

Jay Huff brought his flair for the dramatic to a completely new level, and brought down the program he grew up rooting for in his hometown. Virginia's 7-footer from Durham, North Carolina, with a career marked by a knack for highlight reel dunks and blocked shots, but not so much consistency, had his best game in three years Saturday, and capped it in dazzling fashion. After Mamadi Diakite made a short, go-ahead jumper with 37 seconds left, Huff blocked Vernon Carey Jr.'s shot under th...
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John Bolton breaks his silence after Trump impeachment: 'I knew what I was getting into'

Former national security adviser scant on details about Ukraine, but says he worries ‘effort to write history’ will be censoredJohn Bolton celebrated Presidents’ Day by breaking his silence for the first time since Donald Trump’s impeachment trial – speaking of his frustrations and teasing the content of his forthcoming book.But when it came to his former boss, the president’s former national security adviser was scant on details, hinting that he is restricted in what he can say.Bolton, who left...
Tags: News, Putin, Congress, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Susan Rice, Nashville, Bolton, Donald Trump, Duke, Helsinki


Bolton Warns of Possible ‘Censorship’ of His White House Memoir

(Bloomberg) -- Former National Security Advisor John Bolton raised alarm the Trump administration could block his memoir that describes his interaction with the president over Ukraine.“I hope it’s not suppressed,” Bolton said Monday in a talk at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. “This is an effort to write history, and I did it the best I can. We’ll have to see what comes out of the censorship.”Bolton added later: “I say things in the manuscript about what he said to me,” referring to T...
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Bloomberg, Turkey, Joe Biden, Iran, Ukraine, Xi Jinping, Taliban, House, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, National Security Council


'I suffer through it': how US workers cope without paid sick leave

The US is one of just a few high-income countries globally that do not guarantee sick leave, forcing many to work when they are not medically fit to do soWanda Coker has life-saving dialysis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.Despite feeling tired, nauseous and suffering cramps from the four-hour treatments that keep her kidneys from failing, the 52-year-old rushes back from the clinic to her home in Durham, North Carolina. She changes into her work uniform, drives an hour through traffi...
Tags: Health, US, US news, US work & careers, Durham North Carolina, Coker


A worker was killed and others were rescued after trench collapsed during construction in North Carolina

A worker who was trapped at a construction site in Durham, North Carolina, after a trench collapsed Wednesday has died, fire officials said.
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One worker is trapped after a trench collapse during construction in North Carolina

One worker is trapped at a construction site in Durham, North Carolina, after a trench collapsed Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
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Worker trapped after a trench collapse during construction in North Carolina

One worker is trapped at a construction site in Durham, North Carolina, after a trench collapsed Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
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Even though they raised the canopener bridge, it's still claiming victims

The infamous 11-f00t-8 bridge of Durham, North Carolina has damaged hundreds of trucks that are too tall to pass under it without getting their tops sheared off. Late last year, the city raised the bridge 8 inches over the objections of 11-foot-8 fans who enjoy watching videos of inattentive truck drivers who don't pay heed to the warning signs. It looks like their concerns were unwarranted, however, as the bridge is already claiming new victims. The latest is the driver of a Penske truck tha...
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InsightFinder get $2M seed to automate outage prevention

InsightFinder, a startup from North Carolina based on 15 years of academic research, wants to bring machine learning to system monitoring to automatically identify and fix common issues. Today, the company announced a $2 million seed round. ​IDEA Fund Partners, a VC out of Durham, North Carolina,​ led the round with participation from ​Eight Roads Ventures​ and Acadia Woods Partners. The company was founded by North Carolina State professor Helen Gu, who spent 15 years researching this proble...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Artificial Intelligence, North Carolina, Eight Roads Ventures, Durham North Carolina, Gu, Monitoring, National Science Foundation, North Carolina State, Rami Essaid, Helen Gu, Essaid


Tipping in USA – A Guide on How Much to Tip in USA and When

Ugh. Tipping in USA. It’s quite the unexpected travel expense on your USA trip. It can feel complicated and frustrating. As a foreigner, you might not understand it, nor like it. Tipping in America is the cultural norm and is done as an expression of gratitude for service provided. Unfortunately, those in the service industry are paid terrible wages (the minimum wage for tipped positions according to the Fair Labor Standards Act is $2.13) so they rely on tips to get by. I’ve been living and trav...
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Recline your seat or keep it upright? We asked, you responded

Full disclosure: I am not a tiny, magical elf (h/t CNN reader Aimee), nor am I six feet tall, but Geoff from Durham, North Carolina already guessed that.
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2 dead in shooting at UNC Family Medicine Center in Durham, North Carolina

Officers responding to a 911 call found 2 people shot dead at a medical facility affiliated with the University of North Carolina, Durham police said.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Delicious Botanical Variations From Six Lesser-Known Gin Brands

Tasting different bouquets from Kyoto to Durham, North Carolina There is no singular superior gin. The divisive botanical spirit serves many purposes for many different people—and within many different drinks. It’s the workhorse in the G&T, the heart of the martini, the key collaborator in the negroni and much more. Separating each gin from the next is the botanical blend used during its distillation, and …
Tags: Drinks, Japan, Design, Alcohol, Drinking, Cocktails, Booze, Spirits, Kyoto, Botanicals, Gin, Food + Drink, Durham North Carolina, Distilleries, Gins, Distillery


Biden Says He’ll Be ‘Hands Off’ Super-PAC: Campaign Update

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden said Sunday that he would keep his distance from a super-PAC that a group of allies is preparing to launch as his campaign fundraising has fallen behind other leading Democratic presidential hopefuls.“I haven’t discouraged the move but I haven’t encouraged it either,” he told reporters Sunday after an event in Durham, North Carolina, according to a video from CBS News. “I’ve just stayed away, just hands off.”Earlier this year, the former vice president and his campaign d...
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410 Medical nabs $8 mln Series A

Durham, North Carolina-based 410 Medical Inc, a medical device company, has raised $8 million in Series A financing. Hatteras Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included OSF Healthcare. Source: Press Release
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Newlight backs Leyline

Durham, North Carolina-based Leyline Renewable Capital, a provider of development financing across several renewable energy sectors, has secured $150 million in funding. The investor was Newlight Partners LP. PRESS RELEASE DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Leyline Renewable Capital, a provider of development financing across several renewable energy sectors, announced a $150 million investment by Newlight Partners LP. This investment will enable Leyline to identify and provide developme...
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'Sharp' Is Subjective

Marion Post Wolcott, Durham, North Carolina. Five Points, center of city, with Chesterfield cigarette factories in background, 1940 (detail). Sharpness, which we've been discussing, is a subjective impression. The following is concerned with sharpness as seen in pictures, not as a technical property which can be measured. Sharpness is not necessarily the same thing as higher resolution or greater detail; actually, true high resolution can seem subjectively less sharp because edges are less em...
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This Week in Photography: The Archive of Hugh Mangum

  “They said I’m the most presidential except for possibly Abe Lincoln when he wore the hat–that was tough to beat. Honest Abe, when he wore that hat, that was tough to beat. But I can’t do that, that hat wouldn’t work for me. But I can’t do that…Yeah, I have better hair than he did. But honest Abe was tough to beat.” President Donald Trump, the other day, #2019   I remember in the height of the Great Recession, when I just couldn’t wait for 2009 to end. “Come on, January. Let’s go 2010! Bring, ...
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Best US cities for vegans and vegetarians for World Vegetarian Day

Vegetarians and vegans frequently discuss the best cities to live in or visit, because it’s easier to enjoy a place when there are restaurants and activities that match your preferences. WalletHub’s new study, “Best Cities for Vegetarians and Vegans,” uses a variety of sources and statistics to rank the 100 biggest American cities for affordability, diversity, accessibility and quality, vegetarian lifestyle and overall rank. Just in time for World Vegetarian Day on October 1 and World Vegan Day ...
Tags: Design, US, Atlanta, Austin, Portland Oregon, Durham North Carolina, Tulsa Oklahoma, Austin Texas, Memphis Tennessee, Atlanta Georgia, San Bernardino California, Orlando Florida, Los Angeles California, San Diego California, Greensboro North Carolina, WalletHub


McKinney expands to west coast with acquisition of LA creative shop

Cheil Worldwide full-service agency McKinney has its sights set on expansion with the acquisition of Los Angeles-based Operam Creative Group, a division formerly within Hollywood media and tech company Operam. With the purchase, 50-year-old McKinney makes its way to the west coast where it will rebrand the Operam Creative Group hub into its third office, McKinney L.A., joining its Durham, North Carolina headquarters and its New York shop. McKinney said it aims to better serve its west coas...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, La, Advertising, Los Angeles, Tron, Durham North Carolina, McKinney, Havas, Maglio, Cheil Worldwide, HAVAS North America, Joe Maglio, Operam Creative Group, Operam With, Amazon Studios WeTransfer