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1st Round Playoff Predictions After a 68-Game Regular Season

In the first part of this series, I posited that the NHL’s regular season should be truncated to 68 games. Why 68? It’s the number of games that every team had played when the season was paused. Chopping the season there provides a level playing field (or rink, if you will) for playoff contention. No need for “play-in” games. When hockey resumes, whenever that may be, the NHL can proceed directly to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the second part, I looked at the Eastern Conference and w...
Tags: Commentary, Long Read, 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Coronavirus


‘I Wish They Would Fire Me’: Spooked Retail Workers Are Ready to Bail

In late March, with coronavirus cases on the rise across the country, Cody Gordon got sick. He asked to go home, but his supervisor at a Kentucky Walmart told him if he did, he’d get fired, he said.“There’s a sign by the time clock, ‘If you feel sick, do not clock in,’” Gordon told The Daily Beast. “Yet when that happened, they start to fire you.”As it turned out, he had the flu and bronchitis, not COVID-19. But since Walmart’s emergency paid sick time policy covers only people diagnosed with th...
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, Business, New York, News, Washington, US, Walmart, Marvin, Michigan, Illinois, Alex, Kroger, Midwest, Lowe, Gordon


Canadian envoy to UN says past mental health fight has her ready for COVID-19

OTTAWA — As she watched the novel coronavirus swallow a helpless New York City, transforming it into the twin epicentre of the pandemic, Louise Blais found lessons in her own past for how to slay a demon.Blais, one of Canada's two deputy ambassadors the United Nations, survived the post 9/11 anthrax scare as a young diplomat and mother in Washington, D.C. But less than a decade later, it all came crashing down while she was serving in Paris.Blais suffered a massive nervous breakdown that st...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, New York City, World, Canada, Ireland, Paris, United Nations, Un, Norway, Ottawa, Security Council, The Canadian Press, UN General Assembly, Global Affairs Canada


Amper and Greenman of Capstone Properties sell 10 units for Johnson & Wales University

90-100 Washington Avenue - Providence, RI ...
Tags: Washington, Radio, Johnson, AMPER, GreenMan, Capstone Properties, Wales University


New Trump Attack Ad Falsely Suggests Former Governor Is Chinese

The ad, which calls Joe Biden soft on China and includes an image of former Gov. Gary Locke of Washington, an Asian-American, comes at a time of rising xenophobia over the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Washington, China, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, Gary, Locke, Gary Locke, Political advertising, Donald J, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Chinese-Americans


Links for shut-ins

Here in California, we’re closing in on four weeks of shelter-in-place. Cancellations and closures began even earlier. I’d had tickets to the International Ocean Film Festival, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the San Francisco Ballet’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Loot at the Aurora Theatre—all canceled. (The silent film festival will take place in November instead of April.) I’d signed up for a class on the musical-theater genius Stephen...
Tags: Hbo, Design, Television, Instagram, California, Youtube, Washington, White House, New York City, Stephen King, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Weblogs, Stephen Sondheim, Linguistics, Theater


Oil sinks as market doubts OPEC supply cuts will be enough - Reuters

Oil sinks as market doubts OPEC supply cuts will be enough - Reuters:Oil prices tumbled on Thursday on doubts that a deal between OPEC and allies to make a record oil supply cut would be enough to offset the collapse in global fuel demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies including Russia, a group known as OPEC+, agreed to cut output by 10 million barrels per day from May, the group said in a statement.Before the coronavirus o...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Russia, Opec, United States, Reuters, Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Something New

Earlier today we put up a new page at TPM: our coronavirus community resource hub. It gathers together all of our latest coverage, along with some valuable resources that have informed our reporting. Particularly interesting, for me, is a map showing various emails we’ve received from our readers — across America and around the world. These emails give first-hand accounts of what was happening on the ground as the coronavirus spread — first in China, then in Italy, then in Washington state, and ...
Tags: News, Washington, China, America, Italy, John Light, Editors' Blog


Virus Throws Millions More Out of Work, and Washington Struggles to Keep Pace

Federal efforts to keep businesses operating and workers employed have so far failed to stop the bleeding as the coronavirus tears through the economy in devastating ways.
Tags: News, Small Business, Washington, Epidemics, Mitch, Trump, Small Business Administration, McConnell, Banking and Financial Institutions, Layoffs and Job Reductions, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Federal Reserve System, Labor and Jobs, Shutdowns (Institutional


USDA lowers corn usage for ethanol estimate by 375M bushels

In Washington, ICIS reports that the USDA has lowered its estimate of corn usage for ethanol to just 5.05 billion bushels for 2019/20 in the most recent WASDE report, 375 million bushels lower than it predicted last month. With COVID-19 keeping people across the country at home and off the roads, fuel consumption has dropped significantly and ethanol production in turn is shutting down in an effort to keep in line with the market. Last week saw ethanol production fall 20% compared to the week p...
Tags: Washington, Usda, Producer News, Ethanol, ICIS


The 17 best TV shows that you can stream on Hulu right now

  Hulu subscribers can gain access to its entire catalog of TV shows, movies, and original series for just $5.99 a month (ad-supported) or $11.99 a month (ad-free). Many currently airing TV shows on Hulu are available to stream the day after they air on cable, unlike Netflix where it can take months. Standout hits, like "This Is Us," "Killing Eve," and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," are all available for streaming. Throwbacks shows, like "Lost", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and "The Golden Girls," also...
Tags: Nbc, Abc, Washington, New York City, Trends, Bbc, Fox, Netflix, Brooklyn, United States, Archer, Philadelphia, Jerry Seinfeld, South Pacific, Margaret Atwood, Bob


EPA settles two cases with Coleman Oil Company over biodiesel spill

In Washington state, Environmental Protection Agency has settled two federal Clean Water Act cases with Coleman Oil Company, LLC, located in Lewiston, Idaho, owner and operator of a former oil bulk terminal in Wenatchee, Washington, adjacent to the Columbia River. The cases, resolved in the Fall of 2019, were connected to an underground oil spill at the company’s Wenatchee terminal in 2017. An estimated 3800 gallons of R99 Biodiesel was released to the subsurface and groundwater surrounding t...
Tags: Washington, Epa, Washington State, Environmental Protection Agency, Producer News, Biodiesel, Columbia River, Wenatchee, LEWISTON Idaho, Wenatchee Washington, Coleman Oil, SPCC, The Washington Department of Ecology, Coleman Oil Company, Coleman Oil Company LLC, Oil Spill Prevention Control


USGC says ethanol exports available despite COVID-19

In Washington, the US Grains Council says that while U.S. ethanol exports are up by three percent year-over-year according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the outbreak of COVID-19 will have structural impacts on demand for the rest of 2020. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is working to keep end-users around the world informed on the status of the U.S. ethanol industry as the pandemic continues to develop. USDA reported last week that U.S. ethanol exports increased s...
Tags: Washington, Usda, European Union, Brazil, Producer News, U S Department of Agriculture USDA, US Grains Council, USGC, U S Grains Council USGC, COVID-19


Starship Technologies is sending its autonomous robots to more cities as demand for contactless delivery rises

Starship Technologies has launched a robot food delivery service in Tempe, Arizona, as part of the autonomous delivery startup’s expansion plans following a $40 million funding round announced last August. Starship Technologies, which launched in 2014 by Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, has been ramping up commercial services in the past year, including a plan to expand to 100 universities by late summer 2021. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing traditional restaur...
Tags: Food, Transportation, Technology, California, Washington, Articles, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Arizona, Food Delivery, Robotics, Robot, Skype, Emerging-technologies, Starship Technologies


Leaked memo: Microsoft is offering 12 weeks of paid leave for parents as schools remain closed for the academic year (MSFT)

Microsoft is offering 12 weeks of paid leave to parents as schools remain closed during the coronavirus crisis. On Monday, the governor of Washington, where Microsoft is headquartered, expanded school closures through the end of the academic year. An internal email from a Microsoft exec viewed by Business Insider told employees that "the HR leadership team heard your feedback and requests for greater flexibility and time off to help accommodate WFH schedules as you face extended school closure...
Tags: Microsoft, Washington, US, Trends, Business Insider, Washington Gov Jay Inslee, DelBene, Kurt DelBene, Business Insider Microsoft


Leaked memo: Microsoft is offering 12 weeks paid leave for parents as schools remain closed for the academic year (MSFT)

Microsoft is offering 12 weeks of paid leave to parents as schools remain closed during the coronavirus crisis. On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state, where Microsoft is headquarterd, expanded school closures through the end of the academic year. An internal email from a Microsoft exec viewed by Business Insider told employees that "the HR leadership team heard your feedback and requests for greater flexibility and time off to help accommodate WFH schedules as you face extended school...
Tags: Microsoft, Washington, US, Trends, United States, Business Insider, Trump, Jay Inslee, Washington Gov Jay Inslee, DelBene, Kurt DelBene, Business Insider Microsoft


Urban Meyer has high praise for Joe Burrow, but higher for Dwayne Haskins

Urban Meyer coached Joe Burrow for three years at Ohio State before Burrow transferred to LSU. Meyer has high praise for Burrow, who's expected to be the first overall pick in the draft in two weeks. But Meyer has even higher praise for Dwayne Haskins, who was Washington's first-round pick last year after beating out [more]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Meyer, Ohio State, Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow, LSU Meyer


Covid-19 Community Page

Welcome to our coronavirus community hub. Here you’ll find all our latest coverage, and valuable resources that have informed our reporting. Perhaps most useful — and unique to TPM — are the reports we have been getting from readers around the globe, especially experts in various fields, about what they’re seeing first hand as the coronavirus has spread — first in China, then in Italy, then in Washington state, and now everywhere. The map below pulls together many of these reports in one place. ...
Tags: News, Washington, China, Italy, Jacob Harris


Introducing TPM’s New COVID-19 Community Resource Page

Welcome to our coronavirus community hub. Here you’ll find all our latest coverage, and valuable resources that have informed our reporting. Perhaps most useful — and unique to TPM — are the reports we have been getting from readers around the globe, especially experts in various fields, about what they’re seeing first hand as the coronavirus has spread — first in China, then in Italy, then in Washington state, and now everywhere. The map below pulls together many of these reports in one place. ...
Tags: News, Washington, China, Italy, Jacob Harris


Bernie Sanders, Sellout

Yesterday, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders officially dropped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Despite early successes in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, Sanders failed to put up much of a fight against Joe Biden after the latter convincingly won South Carolina. And so, for the second campaign in a row, he has come up short against a weak but well-known presumptive front-runner.In the not-too-distant past, this would have depressed me. When Sanders announced his 2...
Tags: UK, News, Obama, Washington, White House, America, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Denmark, CBP, Vox, Donald Trump, Sandy Hook, Vermont


Sec Bernhardt Proposes Historic Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

The DOI just signed legislation to vastly expand hunting and fishing opportunities to outdoor sportsmen. Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- Continuing the Trump Administration’s significant efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced today a historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries. This proposed ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Minnesota, Guns, California, Washington, Massachusetts, America, West Virginia, Service, United States, Wyoming, Washington Dc, Michigan, Donald Trump, Delaware


Report: Lions discussing moving back from third spot

The Bengals are apparently set on their quarterback, and Washington's sending signals that Chase Young could be the second pick. That means the third spot is suddenly the interesting one, and don't the Lions know it. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Lions have "had discussions with teams about potentially moving back," and [more]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Lions, Bengals, Ian Rapoport, Chase Young, NFL Network the Lions


Pence Blocks Fauci, Birx from Appearing on CNN after Network Stops Airing Full White House Coronavirus Briefings

Vice President Mike Pence has blocked Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, as well as other top U.S. health officials, from appearing on CNN following the network's decision to not air the White House coronavirus press briefings in full."When you guys cover the briefings with the health officials then you can expect them back on your air," a spokesman for the vice president told CNN.Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force, led by Pence, have been giving daily briefings to the press ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Cnn, New York Times, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Fauci, CNN Trump, Elisabeth Bumiller, Deborah Birx, Birx, Fauci Birx


Courtroom access: High-profile cases, live audio and public interest

Long lines were a hallmark of high-profile oral arguments at the Supreme Court this term, in cases involving issues ranging from abortion to gun rights to employment protections for LGBT employees. Because the Supreme Court does not normally release the audio of its oral arguments until the end of the week, attending the oral argument in person is the only way to hear the justices and lawyers in action in real time. On March 31, the Supreme Court was scheduled to hear two oral arguments in a...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Lgbt, Court, Ap, Cnn, House Of Representatives, Manhattan, Associated Press, Circuit, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Vance


New Normal? Scientists Say Coronavirus Won’t End With Warmer Weather

(CNN) — With health experts warning that warmer months won’t bring an end to coronavirus, officials are developing a framework for what America’s new normal could look like. President Trump has previously claimed that increased temperatures will bring an end to the virus. But members of a National Academy of Sciences committee said in a letter to the White House Tuesday that the data is mixed on if the virus spreads less easily in the heat, however that might not matter much given the lack of im...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, White House, US, California News, America, Spain, Cnn, Chicago, Wyoming, Arkansas, House, Italy


Senate Democrats block McConnell's $250 billion small business loans bill, demanding double funding

Senators will either have to return to Washington or get negotiating to get the next round of coronavirus relief funding flowing.With just four senators in the chamber on Thursday, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) blocked a unanimous voice vote in favor of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's $250 billion small business loans bill. Cardin called the bill a "political stunt," and reflected congressional Democrats' demands for great accountability and diversity in how the bill would be spent.Ca...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Fed, Calif, McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Cardin, Ben Cardin D Md


Colorado Springs ranked hottest housing market in March

The city was ranked the hottest housing market for the second consecutive month by Realtor.com with half of all homes selling in under 28 days.
Tags: Colorado, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Data, Indiana, Analysis, Radio, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Kansas, Ohio, Columbus, New York State, Providence


How to Crack an Egg With One Hand

Thirty-two. That’s the number of eggs Ross McCurdy can crack in one minute with one hand. If you think that sounds impressive, you’re right. McCurdy holds the Guinness World Record for his feat. The secret to his success? Lots and lots of practice. McCurdy is the owner of a diner in Washington state where an average day has him cracking open a few thousand eggs.  While you might not need to crack a thousand eggs in a day, there are benefits to learning how to crack an egg open with one hand. In...
Tags: Cooking, Washington, Life, Food & Drink, McCurdy, Visual Guides, Ted Slampyak, Amazon Illustrated, Ross McCurdy


Why aren't we seeing the argument that when we phase out the economic shutdown, we need to open it up into the Green New Deal?

The ravages of the disease are horrible and tragic, and no sane person welcomed the onslaught, but here we are, all shut down, experiencing the pain and taking on the burdens. With our normal life gone, we long for new activity. But why not move into the level of activity that proponents of the Green New Deal said were justified by the predictions of climate change? Why talk of going back to our old ways? The highways and airlines are drastically reduced right now, and we don't want to stay this...
Tags: Law, Washington, Global Warming, Kevin D. Williamson, Ann Althouse, Greta Thunberg, Green New Deal, Coronavirus