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Michigan State goes online for undergraduates

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University is going online for the fall and is encouraging students to stay home, the school’s president announced Tuesday, as schools across the nation struggle to control coronavirus outbreaks.

Classes had been scheduled to begin Sept. 2 on the school’s East Lansing campus.

“Given the current status of the virus in our country — particularly what we are seeing at other institutions as they re-populate their campus communities — it has become evident to me that, despite our best efforts and strong planning, it is unlikely we can prevent widespread transmission of COVID-19 between students if our undergraduates return to campus,” President Samuel L. Stanley said in a news release on the university’s website.

The move to online learning is just for undergraduate students at the moment. The colleges of Law, Human Medicine, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and all graduate programs will receive

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  • August 18, 2020
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Ohio high school sports get green light

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

All Ohio high school sports can go forward this fall, with an option for sports like football or soccer to be delayed until the spring if schools wish, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday.

The governor’s order takes effect Friday and prohibits spectators at events other than family members or individuals close to athletes, with final decisions on those people left up to schools.

It will be up to schools to police the limits on attendance at sporting events.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron says the defending national champion Tigers have had ”very few” players test positive for COVID-19.

Orgeron said during a video conference Tuesday that the team had ”two or three guys that are out” because of positive tests. He did not specify which players had tested positive.

Orgeron says LSU administrators overseeing coronavirus

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  • August 18, 2020
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Kerry Washington Talks Four Emmy Nominations, ‘The Prom’ and Why Olivia Pope Never Had Kids (Watch)

Kerry Washington could not help but remember filming “Scandal” while she was pregnant. “It’s impossible to not worry about the Black men in my life out in the world. My cousins, my dad, my husband. That is the reality of loving a Black person in America, is you open yourself up to the vulnerability of the danger that Black people face every day,” Washington says on Tuesday’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.” “I think a lot about it because I remember begging Shonda [Rhimes] when I was pregnant, ‘couldn’t Olivia Pope be pregnant?’ Because I was like, ‘How are we going to hide this person inside me? I don’t even know how to do the Olivia Pope walk with a human being inside of me.’ And she was adamant that Olivia Pope was not going to have children.”” data-reactid=”19″As the Black Lives Matter

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  • August 18, 2020
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Postmaster General to delay USPS changes; cases surge in South Korea; urinals may shoot ‘plumes’ of particles

The World Health Organization is dashing hopes of those who think enough people around the globe are being infected by the coronavirus to create “herd immunity,” which could stop the spread.

A researcher says we’re still a long ways off from that point in which enough people have antibodies from the virus that it can halt the spread before vaccines become available, the Daily Mail reported. The big problem at the moment is younger persons, those in the 20s, 30s or 40s, with mild or no symptoms of COVID-19 who are unknowingly spreading it.

Another way to slow the spread: wear masks in public restrooms. Flushing a urinal can create an “alarming upward flow” of particles, which are present in human feces and urine, according to a new study.

The government’s response to the coronavirus, meanwhile, remains a political football. A woman whose father died from the coronavirus blamed President

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  • August 18, 2020
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The Best Stationary Bikes to Take Your Workout Indoors

Photo credit: Staff
Photo credit: Staff

From Bicycling

Thoughts of indoor cycling bikes (maybe you know them as Spin bikes) conjure up images of sweaty health club studios, enthusiastic instructors, and blaring music. Indoor cycling is seeing a bump in participation thanks to the popularity of programs like SoulCycle and Equinox. But that doesn’t mean you have to find a studio and commit to classes to get your fix—nor necessarily should you right now as that runs contrary to social distancing guidelines. There are plenty of indoor cycling bike options that don’t require you to leave your living room. Before you start shopping for the newest addition to your home gym, here are some things to consider.

See quick info below on the top performers from our testing, then scroll deeper for more in-depth reviews of these bikes and other great options, as well as buying tips and advice.

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  • August 18, 2020
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We moved to the country for more space

Joppe Coelingh Bennink - Nadine Brandt Photography
Joppe Coelingh Bennink – Nadine Brandt Photography

We loved our London life. During the week, our babysitter would regularly pick up our daughter from nursery and we would enjoy a meal out or go for drinks with friends and colleagues. At weekends we would enjoy a quiet family lunch and walk in Primrose Hill or Hyde Park, or visit one of the many amazing museums. I was working as a regional sales manager for a financial technology firm and my wife Katy is a lawyer. It took us each about 25 minutes to commute to work.

But our Camden flat already felt small with just one child and, when my wife became pregnant with the second, we really needed more space. Our daughter was also about to start primary school and we wanted to make sure we lived near a good school before she started. We had saved some money

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  • August 18, 2020
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Best road bike deals

Hunting down the best road bike deals can be a long and laborious internet-trawling grind. New deals appear all the time and the availability of the most common sizes is often limited, meaning if you don’t act fast, you can often miss the best deals.

best bike deals has a break down of all types of two-wheeled bargains. ” data-reactid=”28″And don’t worry if you’re not looking for road bikes, our guide to the best bike deals has

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  • August 18, 2020
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Tar Heels coach Brown “confident” about playing

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

North Carolina coach Mack Brown said he remains ”confident” that the Tar Heels will play football this season after the school shut down in-person undergraduate classes.

Brown said Tuesday that the school’s move to online courses after recent coronavirus clusters in student housing and a fraternity could ultimately help ”create a better seal around our program and a better bubble.”

Brown said team staffers hosted a Zoom call for parents on Monday to address questions. Athletes can choose to remain in current residences, while some football players have previously chosen to opt out of the upcoming season.

Brown said many players were already taking online courses and that the team will continue once-weekly testing of players for the coronavirus.

He said the team is trying to ”make sure our players and our staff understand that

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  • August 18, 2020
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Sports Betting to Drive Growth

The Zacks Gaming industry comprises companies that primarily own and operate integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resorts. Some of the industry participants also offer technology products and services across lotteries, electronic gaming machines, sports betting and interactive gaming.

Major industry players include Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), MGM Resorts International (MGM) and International Game Technology PLC (IGT).

Let’s take a look at the industry’s three major themes:

  • The coronavirus pandemic has hit gambling hubs — Macau and Las Vegas — hard. Although most of the casinos in Macau and Las Vegas have resumed operations following the coronavirus-induced shutdown, casino tables are still empty. This has resulted in a sharp decline in Macau gross gaming revenues (GGR) in July. Notably, gaming revenues from the world’s largest gambling hub fell for the 10th consecutive month. Moreover, GGR slumped more than 90% for the fourth straight month. In July,
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  • August 18, 2020
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Daytona 500 tickets for 2021 on sale now

Tickets for the 63rd Annual DAYTONA 500, the biggest and most prestigious event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, are on sale now. The 2021 edition of “The Great American Race,” which could see the event‘s first three-time consecutive winner, will again be held on Presidents‘ Day Weekend on Sunday, Feb. 14. Tickets start at $99.

Buy your tickets today!” data-reactid=”38″MORE: Buy your tickets today!

Denny Hamlin, had attendees representing all 50 states and 45 countries.” data-reactid=”39″Race fans travel from all over the world to attend the DAYTONA 500, which has been sold out every year since 2016. The 2020 DAYTONA 500, which was won by Joe Gibbs Racing‘s Denny Hamlin, had attendees representing all 50 states and 45 countries.

Fans in attendance will get to see Hamlin‘s attempt to rewrite the Daytona record book. The three-time DAYTONA 500 champion has won back-to-back season-opening classics,

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  • August 18, 2020