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‘We need to look at the way we prepare’

“There are two different reasons [with Cavani]. Edinson wants to tick all the boxes that he’s gone through in his programme and be ready to make an impact. His last preparation was going to be today and I will have a discussion with him, and yesterday it seems positive with Marcus and Harry.”

Meanwhile, Solskjaer has defended Mason Greenwood’s professionalism. The United and England striker was omitted from United’s squad for the wins against Newcastle and PSG with what Solskjaer described as a “niggle”. Greenwood is understood to have been spoken to about his discipline and timekeeping but Solskjaer denied that the 19 year-old had an issue with his timekeeping.

Greenwood was left out of the England squad after being sent home last month for breaching Covid-19 protocols when he and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden invited two women back to the England team hotel in Reykjavik the day after

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  • October 23, 2020

Idaho ski resorts prepare for winter operations during the pandemic

BOISE, Idaho — Skiing and snowboarding will be slightly different this winter as resorts prepare their plans to keep guests safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Ski Areas Association has put out guidelines to help the ski industry prepare for their winter operation.

Several ski areas in Idaho have announced their plans for the season and how they plan to minimize risks on the slopes.

Perhaps the most significant change starts with the lodges as just about every resort in the state will limit the number of people inside and require skiers to

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  • October 8, 2020

Prepare for a Bloody, Violent, F-Bomb Filled Christmas

After some time away from Hollywood lead roles, Mel Gibson is back in an unexpected project. The actor and filmmaker will play the role of an “Unorthodox Chris Cringle” aka Santa Claus in the upcoming comedy movie Fatman. Now, has confirmed that the movie will be R-rated for “bloody violence and language”.

While an R-rating would seem like an unexpected choice for a comedy about Santa Claus, anyone who has even scant knowledge of Gibson’s filmography will be unsurprised. The actor had his Hollywood breakout in the bloody historical epic Braveheart, which he produced, directed, and played the lead in. Gibson also made The Passion of the Christ, which made history after becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie of its time, and became the subject of much controversy over the excessive amounts of graphic violence depicted in it.

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  • October 2, 2020

Students prepare for the unknown as they start university amid coronavirus

Students prepare to start university amid coronavirus: iStock
Students prepare to start university amid coronavirus: iStock

Many students applied to university before coronavirus and social distancing had entered the UK’s day-to-day vocabulary.

Now, they are preparing to start courses as universities adapt to become as safe as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s definitely not how I imagined going back to university would be like,” Elena Leonard tells The Independent.

The 24-year-old will be starting a master’s degree in London next month, but is not expecting to be on campus as much as she originally thought, as her university – like others – plans on moving towards online teaching as a precaution against the coronavirus.

“It does feel strange to be doing things online and knowing you’re not really going to see people in person for a while,” she says.

While she will miss being able to get to know other students and teachers in person, she

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  • September 1, 2020

Biden, Harris prepare to travel more as campaign heats up

WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending a pandemic spring and summer tethered almost entirely to his Delaware home, Joe Biden plans to take his presidential campaign to battleground states after Labor Day in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump. No itinerary is set, according to the Democratic nominee’s campaign, but the former vice president and his allies say his plan is to highlight contrasts with Trump, from policy arguments tailored to specific audiences to the strict public health guidelines the Biden campaign says its events will follow amid COVID-19. That’s a notable difference from a president who on Thursday delivered his nomination acceptance on the White House lawn to more than 1,000 people seated side-by-side, most of them without masks, even as the U.S. death toll surpassed 180,000. “He will go wherever he needs to go,” said Biden’s campaign co-chairman Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana congressman. “And we will do it

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  • August 28, 2020

These online learning tips will help parents prepare for a successful school year, even if it is virtual.

Many of the nation’s largest school districts plan to begin the fall semester online-only. As schools consider reopening, children face a future in which online courses will probably be part of the curriculum. To make the best of this situation, here are some tips to help your child adapt to learning from home.

Studies show that in online learning, parents often take on the role of a teacher. Making school a priority will help keep kids from treating online learning as a vacation. 

Research suggests that some types of parental participation have a greater impact on children’s academic achievement than others. One analysis showed that schoolchildren benefit from discussions about learning and school-related issues with their parents and from joint readings. 

Reduce distractions

A report in 2016 found that students spent about one-fifth of class time on laptops, smartphones and tablets, knowing that doing so could harm their grades. They

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Smart Ways You Can Prepare For Job Loss While You’re Still Employed

Approximately 44.2 million people have filed for unemployment since the start of the coronavirus shutdown in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Labor. If your employer is struggling to stay afloat in the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably concerned about your job.

Preparing for a possible pink slip in your not-so-distant future can help you find a new job faster and stay afloat financially in the interim. In order to brace yourself for job loss, take these steps now.

Last updated: July 30, 2020

Update Your Resume

If your resume is updated, you’ll be able to start applying for jobs the day you’re laid off. You’ll need to customize it for each position, but having a generic version ready to go will be a huge start.

This is the first impression you’ll make on potential employers, so take the time to create a polished and professional document. Most employers 

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boarding schools prepare for students’ return

By Daphne Psaledakis

(Reuters) – Students at a small boarding school in California received an unusual set of instructions this summer: return to campus in the fall armed with a portable chair, a sun hat and sunscreen.

Taking classes out into the open is one key part of Midland School’s plans to get its roughly 85 students back to in-person lessons, while reducing the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.

The move is not too big a stretch for the students, who grow much of the food they eat in the school’s organic garden, heat water for their showers by lighting a fire, and hike miles of trails on the 2,860-acre campus.

The school hopes that students will be tested for COVID-19 and will quarantine as much as possible before arriving at the campus in Los Olivos, about 45 minutes inland from Santa Barbara.

“What I keep reminding everybody is

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London Arts Graduates Prepare for Pioneering Online Showcase

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LONDON — University of the Arts London, which comprises a series of fashion, photography and fine arts institutions, will unveil the work of thousands of final-year students on a shared online platform on July 28.

The platform is the first shared showcase for UAL’s six colleges: Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, London College of Communication and the Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges of Art.

The UAL Graduate Showcase web site, operated by IBM, has been designed to provide members of the public with the same sort of interaction that a physical event would offer.

There will be student presentations, social media handles, photos and immersive videos by students from courses ranging from a bachelor’s program in architecture to a master’s program in photography.

The aim is to ensure that students can still present their work to the public — and to

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Bed Bath & Beyond closing stores, cruises prepare to sail

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.



— Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close about 200 stores over the next two years as its sales slid in the first quarter. The chain reported its quarterly sales dropped 49% due to temporary store closures amid the pandemic. Online sales soared 82%.

— The Buckle is seeing improving sales as more of its stores reopen. The fashion retailer said Thursday that sales for the five-week period ended July 4 rose 26.8% from a year ago. Buckle began temporarily closing stores in mid-March. Since then, it’s reopened 438 stores. It currently runs 446 retail stores in 42 states.

— Big 5 Sporting Goods is also seeing a resurgence in its business

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