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How to Prep for In-Person Learning, According to Teachers

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Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/Unsplash

Like healthcare personnel, police and firefighters, food service employees, and many others who have stayed at their posts during the coronavirus pandemic, now teachers in schools all across America are to be thrust into the role of frontline worker as students return to class in the fall of 2020. 

While a number of major school districts are staying remote for the fall semester, a lot kids will be going back to school in person in the coming days and weeks. That means teachers who may have been in all-but-total quarantine for the summer months will suddenly find themselves in classrooms (and hallways and cafeterias and bathrooms and gyms) with scores of kids, any of whom may be carrying the coronavirus without symptoms.

To stay safe as they perform their essential roles, teachers need more than masks, hand sanitizer, and spaced out desks; what they

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  • August 21, 2020
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How to Do It, What You Need & Where to Stay Along the Way

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Whether you had to cancel that European river cruise or you’ve just been daydreaming of getting as far away from your apartment as possible, travel is on our minds. And while you may be holding off on flights for now, hitting the open road seems like a viable option to feed your wanderlust. But navigating a road trip during Covid—like, uh, how do you safely use a gas station bathroom?—can feel overwhelming and scary. We explain how to do it safely and even give you some options for next adventure. Buckle up.

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12 Rules For Road-Tripping Safely During Covid

1. Do not travel if you or a person you’re traveling with is sick

There’s a pandemic. Let’s do our best to minimize the spread of Covid and other viruses or diseases. Even if it’s “just a cold,” you

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  • August 21, 2020
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‘Selfish’ COVID party-goers could face $2,000 fine, Ontario 3M facility to produce 50 million masks

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety.

Currently, there are more than 4,600 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 121,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,000 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

August 21

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  • August 21, 2020
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What does the company’s collapse mean for business and travellers?

Distant dreams: the STA Travel head office in central London: Simon Calder
Distant dreams: the STA Travel head office in central London: Simon Calder

STA Travel UK, one of the biggest names for backpackers and adventurers has gone out of business.

On Friday evening, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that the London-based firm had failed with the loss of 500 jobs in around 50 high-street agencies around the UK.

The sad news leaves thousands of customers who are owed refunds uncertain about when they might get their money back.

These are the key questions and answers.

What was the background?

STA was launched in Australia in 1971, and capitalised on the collapse of the dominant UK student travel enterprise, NUS Travel, five years later.

The company’s mission is stated as: “We are youthful, adventurous and have a desire to experience new cultures.”

Originally its main appeal was in selling special air tickets to students and young people. But as low fares

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  • August 21, 2020
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The 14 Best Giant Bikes You Can Buy Right Now

Photo credit: Trevor Raab
Photo credit: Trevor Raab

From Bicycling

The Giant Manufacturing Company in Taiwan has not, as one might suspect, always produced Giant brand bikes, but it has always manufactured bicycles. King Liu founded his company in 1972 as a frame manufacturing subcontractor for a variety of bicycle brands. It wasn’t until 1981 that the cycling brand Giant, as we know it today, came to exist. It was only then that Giant began engineering, manufacturing, and selling its own models, while still manufacturing frames for other brands.

Below, check out quick info on five of our favorite Giant bikes, then scroll deeper for more in-depth reviews of these bikes and other great options, as well as more background on the brand.

Since then, Giant has popularized at least two significant technological advances that have become the industry standard. First, in 1987, with the high-volume production of its CADEX carbon-framed bike, Giant was

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  • August 21, 2020
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What Is the DC FanDome and Should You Watch It?

Though DC Comics may have fallen a bit behind its chief competitor in recent years, it still has a sizeable legion of superfans. Due to COVID-19, DC conventions are obviously thin on the ground, but luckily, for those superfans, DC FanDome and its companion, DC Kids FanDome, are global, virtual events dedicated to those fans. And they’re happening soon. But what will be featured? And when should fans tune in?

It’s important to know that DC FanDome was originally supposed to be a one-day event, but organizers later expanded it to two after fans complained that the initial schedule included too many simultaneous events, necessitating too many tough choices. As a result, it’s been expanded to two days, one with an expansive video block and the other with over 100 hours of programming being made available to browse and watch for a day.

First up will be DC FanDome: Hall

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  • August 21, 2020
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Bitcoin’s Weary Bulls, ETC’s Action Plan, INX’s IPO

INX is gearing up for a landmark IPO, 1 billion tether jumped from Tron to Ethereum and a shift in bitcoin’s options market suggests bullish speculation is beginning to ease.

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landmark initial public offering (IPO) as soon as Monday. The cryptocurrency and security token exchange signaled plans to go public in January 2018, aiming to become the first Securities and Exchange Commission-compliant security token offering, open to mom-and-pop investors. INX will

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  • August 21, 2020
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Exclusive: Photoshopping Obama – the company that wants to buy Newcastle United

By John Geddie, Chen Lin and Joe Brock

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Singapore-registered company that says it is close to buying English soccer club Newcastle United admits it doctored photos of former U.S. President Barack Obama in marketing materials used to publicise the newly formed group.

Bellagraph Nova Group (BN Group) also said some of the information in those materials was released prematurely or contained errors after Reuters found inconsistencies when speaking to firms and persons BN Group says it is involved with.

Speaking on behalf of BN Group’s principals, Nereides Antonio Giamundo de Bourbon, head of investor relations, acknowledged that the company had altered photos of Obama to make it look as though he had attended a meeting with its executives in Paris.

His admission came on Wednesday in response to questions from Reuters.

BN Group has now removed the photos from its website.

However, Bourbon denied that the

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  • August 21, 2020
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Coronavirus forces STA Travel UK out of business, leaving travellers chasing refunds

STA Travel UK has gone out of business, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said, in news that will leave thousands of customers chasing worthless refunds.

It is the latest travel business to shut down after global tourism ground to a halt as a result of coronavirus.

The long-established agency – whose initials are derived from its original parent company, Student Travel Australia – specialised in cheap air fares and adventure tours for young people

When restrictions started coming into effect in March, many trips were cut short – or did not begin. Long-stay trips to distant destinations, which was the mainstay of STA Travel, have since been impossible to undertake.

On Thursday, Qantas said that it would not operate intercontinental flights to and from Australia before the second half of 2021.

Thousands of customers who have been chasing refunds for months will now find themselves with worthless vouchers. It

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  • August 21, 2020
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25 trailblazers creating hope and inspiring us



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  • Insider has compiled a list of 25 people creating hope and inspiring us.

  • The list includes people who are working on projects related to social justice, gender and LGBTQ rights, sustainability, public health, and education.

  • The honorees include a restaurateur training refugee chefs, a COVID-19 patient advocating for “long-haulers,” scientists turning plastic into valuable products, and high-schoolers building a youth-led climate movement.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

During a time of uncertainty and upheaval, we turn to the doers of the world.

Doers are

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  • August 21, 2020