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UNC shutting down sports activities for a day

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

North Carolina has immediately suspended athletics activities for all sports teams for at least 24 hours due to a ”continued upward trend in positive COVID-19 tests on campus.”

In Wednesday’s announcement, the school said the pause would last until at least 5 p.m. Thursday. That came two days after UNC canceled in-person undergraduate classes in favor of remote instruction.

The move includes the closure of campus recreation facilities, though dining halls and libraries will remain open in limited capacity.

In a statement, athletics director Bubba Cunningham said school officials ”want to make sure we continue to do everything we can to ensure that that our teams, campus and community remain healthy.”

Athletes will have continued access to services such as academic support and medical care.

The decision to switch to remote instruction was made after

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  • August 19, 2020
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10 cult-favorite things you can get at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

10 cult-favorite things you can get at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
10 cult-favorite things you can get at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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If you have been eyeing the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that was previously only open to cardholders, we have some great news—it’s now open to everyone. You can find hundreds of amazing deals on beauty products, home decor, and fashion from top brands like Patagonia, Ugg, and Nike.

Whether you’re looking for new quarantine clothing or want to level up your fall wardrobe, this much-anticipated sale is the perfect time to stock up on cult-favorites or snag that celebrity-approved item (like Meghan Markle’s go-to brands) that’s all over social media.

Personally, I love the sale and can scroll through for hours on end. However, if shopping online for hours isn’t on your to-do list, we scoured the sale for the most

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  • August 19, 2020
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An invisible, lasting symptom of COVID-19: Stigma after recovering

In the three months since Dashauna Ballard of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, recovered from the coronavirus, she has learned to not mention that she was ever sick. Some people give her suspicious looks when they find out she had COVID-19; some assume she got it because she did not take proper hygiene measures; and, recently, an acquaintance from church implied that Ballard, 29, caught the virus as punishment for sins she committed.

“People act like you did something to catch it, or you did something wrong, and that’s why you got it,” Ballard, an academic accommodations specialist for university students, said. “I feel like I have a scarlet letter on my chest.”

In a time when they need it the most, many survivors of the coronavirus are finding that their support system wants nothing to do with them. Having recovered from the illness, they now face a new challenge: stigma from family,

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  • August 19, 2020
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Inside the life of Natalie Mariduena, YouTube star David Dobrik’s assistant and childhood best friend who has helped grow his business

Natalie Mariduena. 

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  • Natalie Mariduena has over 4 million followers on Instagram and is known online as YouTube star David Dobrik’s childhood best friend and assistant. 

  • When she’s not appearing in Dobrik’s vlogs or TikToks, she is working beside him to help design items of merchandise or plan out content. 

  • Her involvement in the business started a few years ago as an intern, when Dobrik asked her to come out to Los Angeles and help him out.

  • Mariduena spoke with Business Insider about what it’s like to work for Dobrik and explained how his business works.

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Fans of YouTube star David Dobrik know Natalie Mariduena as “David’s assistant Natalie,” and his childhood best friend from Chicago.

Officially, Mariduena is an executive assistant of David Dobrik LLC, and when she’s not appearing in Dobrik’s vlogs

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  • August 19, 2020
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What will student protests look like when classes are online?

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Editor’s note: Campus protests have become a mainstay in American higher education in recent years. But now that many colleges and universities will be conducting classes online due to COVID-19, the nature of college protests is likely to change. That’s according to Sam Abrams, professor of political science at Sarah Lawrence College; Jonathan Flowers, a visiting assistant philosophy professor at Worcester State University; and April Logan, professor of English literature at Salisbury University, who shared their views in the following Q&A.

How might campus protests be different this fall?

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  • August 19, 2020
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Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts, International Game Technology, Monarch Casino & Resort and Red Rock Resorts

Chicago, IL – August 19, 2020 – Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses Gaming, including Wynn Resorts, Limited WYNN, Las Vegas Sands Corp. LVS, MGM Resorts International MGM, International Game Technology PLC IGT, Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. MCRI and Red Rock Resorts, Inc. RRR.

Link: https://www.zacks.com/commentary/1043349/gaming-industry-outlook-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, Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts and International Game Technology.

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
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  • August 19, 2020
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UConn students evicted from dorms for holding pandemic party

Several UConn students were looking for new digs Wednesday after the dangers of reopening universities during a pandemic were laid bare in a video which showed undergrads living it up at a packed dorm room party where almost nobody was wearing a mask and there was zero social distancing.

While the worst offenders were slapped with eviction notices, University of Connecticut officials gave no sign that they intend to follow the lead of other universities like Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill that canceled in-class instruction and sent students home for the semester after coronavirus outbreaks on their campuses.

“These actions do not represent or speak for the 5,000 residents currently composing our residential community,” UConn Dean of Students Eleanor Daugherty and Residential Life Director Pamela Schipani said of the video in a letter to students late Tuesday. “The vast majority of our students are doing the

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  • August 19, 2020
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Stanford GSB Inches Toward A Remote-Learning Autumn

It looks increasingly unlikely that Stanford GSB will have any in-person element to their MBA classes this quarter. Andrew Brodhead – Stanford News

Stanford Graduate School of Business is preparing for a remote Autumn Quarter as the number of national and local cases of coronavirus make the conditions of its planned hybrid approach more and more difficult to meet. That’s the clear conclusion from messages sent to students and faculty by Stanford leadership and a rough transcript of an August 18 town hall meeting obtained by Poets&Quants. The news comes as several other top business schools in the United States have backtracked on plans to have a mix of in-person and remote instruction in the fall, most recently UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.” data-reactid=”29″Less than three weeks before the start of MBA classes, Stanford Graduate School of Business is preparing

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  • August 19, 2020
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As COVID-19 eviction moratoriums expire, Soledad O’Brien examines toll of pandemic on America’s most vulnerable (exclusive)

Yahoo Life partnered with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Soledad O’Brien with the exclusive digital premiere of the documentary Outbreak: The First Response. O’Brien and her film crew were at ground zero of the pandemic in Seattle earlier this year, and they captured dramatic, heart-wrenching footage and personal stories showing the virus’s toll on at-risk communities, notably the homeless population and the residents of the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Wash., which was devastated by the outbreak. The documentary is an important chronicle of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on America’s most vulnerable from the earliest stages. In the article below, O’Brien reports on the most recent threat brought on by the pandemic: millions of Americans who face homelessness as eviction moratoriums expire around the country.

When Seattle became the first community in the U.S. to grapple with COVID-19, the city faced a daunting challenge. How would

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  • August 19, 2020
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Breaking Down Their Current Situation

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are no strangers to media attention, but the latest news cycle around them has taken on a different tone—raising concerns about West and the future of their relationship.

These recent events can be traced back to West’s announcement that he was running for president. Many people online have expressed concern for his mental health, as West has spoken openly in the past about his bipolar disorder.

“I wouldn’t be able to explain that as much just because, you know, I’m not a doctor,” he told David Letterman in 2019. “I can just tell you what I’m feeling at the time, and I feel a heightened connection with the universe when I’m ramping up. It is a health issue. This—it’s like a sprained brain, like having a sprained ankle. And if someone has a sprained ankle, you’re not going to push on him more. With us,

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  • August 19, 2020