Day: August 5, 2020

Alec Baldwin Lauds Drive-In Theaters as He Tells Fans ‘Let’s Get Back to the Movies’

Alec Baldwin Lauds Drive-In Theaters as He Tells Fans ‘Let’s Get Back to the Movies’

Alec Baldwin tells fans “let’s get back to the movies” as he lauds drive-in theaters

Alec Baldwin is urging fans to seek out the cinema — in a more traditional setting.

The actor spoke highly of drive-in theaters amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, saying in a video, “Going to the movies has evolved over the years from the drive-ins of the ’50s and ’60s to movie theater multiplexes to binge-watching at home.”

“In whatever form it’s always been about people coming together and having fun around the movies,” Baldwin continued. “Right now where we can’t physically go to the movies because of COVID, drive-ins have come back in force. It’s great to see their resurgence.”

The actor then encouraged fans to see his iconic 1988 film Beetlejuice, which was part of the Tribeca Drive-In

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Hilary Duff says she lost weight while enjoying bread, chocolate and wine

Instead of gaining the quarantine 15, Hilary Duff has transformed her body into fitness machine.

And she says she’s been able to do so by still eating the foods she enjoy.

Posing in a strapless bikini and sunglasses, the 32-year-old “Lizzie McGuire” star revealed how she was able to obtain her fantastic physique.

“I’ve still been counting my macros with my man @theflexible.dieting.coach and it’s truly helped me stay lean even while eating bread, chocolate, and wine!,” she wrote on Instagram Tuesday.

Duff revealed that her quarantine routine was due to trial and error, revealing she is working with a fitness studio alongside a nutrition coach.

Shouting out Novo Body Fitness, which also offers online workouts, the actress/actress said that she is “grateful I have found what works for me.”

Duff offered encouraging words of advice to her fans who might also be struggling in their weight-loss journey.

“I know

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The hybrid learning model for schools reopening is ‘imperfect on many levels,’ experts say

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2020/08/03: A protester holds a placard that says No return until zero cases during the demonstration. (Photo by Ron Adar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 2020/08/03: A protester holds a placard that says No return until zero cases during the demonstration. (Photo by Ron Adar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

While some schools across the country have already reopened their doors to students and staff, it’s crunch time for other states and school districts to decide what learning will look like in their areas this fall. And pandemic school models vary wildly.

Chicago Public Schools officials announced on Wednesday that the city’s schools will be fully remote until “at least” November 6. In a series of tweets, school officials shared graphics that featured the headline, “Families Not Yet Ready to Return to Classrooms,” noting that many district families are hesitant to do in-person schooling. 

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note20 & Z Fold Smartphones

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Samsung unveiled two new Galaxy Note20 smartphones on Wednesday that the company promises will deliver bigger, brighter screens, a speedier processor, and faster autofocus from the camera.

The tech giant also announced an updated version of the dual-screen Galaxy Fold smartphone, featuring a redesigned hinge and a much larger front display.

Like the S20 models released by the manufacturer earlier this year, the Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra are equipped to access 5G service on carrier networks.

The Note phone’s widely sold S-Pen stylus has been outfitted with new tricks, too. To start, Samsung says it has reduced the device’s latency by 40 percent, trimming the time it takes for what you scribble to show up on the phone’s screen.

Available for preorder Thursday, the phones officially go on sale Aug. 21. The Note20—which offers 128 gigabytes of

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The story behind the widely-shared photo of a bikini-clad doctor who helped a patient on the brink of death

Dr. Candice Myhre reenacts the time she treated a patient with life-threatening injuries that she encountered while surfing.
Dr. Candice Myhre reenacts the time she treated a patient with life-threatening injuries that she encountered while surfing.

Dr. Candice Myhre

  • An image of emergency medical physician Dr. Candice Myhre treating a bloody and injured patient has been widely-shared online in the past week.

  • The striking photo is a reenactment of a time when Myhre was surfing and witnessed a woman get hit by a 24-foot boat. She sprung into action to save her.

  • Myhre’s photo gained renewed attention in the wake of a controversial study that called female doctors “unprofessional” for wearing bikinis.

  • The study sparked a conversation about sexism in medicine, with doctors posting bikini photos and the tag #MedBikini.

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Photos of an emergency medicine doctor treating a bloodied patient while wearing a bikini swept social media last week.

In the images, Hawaii-based Dr. Candice Myhre, who also goes by “Dr. Bikini,”

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U.S. Cases Rise 1.1%; California Second-Worst Day: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — California had its second-deadliest day in the pandemic and Florida’s case count topped 500,000. Texas’s test positivity rate reached a three-week high. New York City is setting up checkpoints at key entry areas to enforce state quarantine rules for travelers.

Joe Biden will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination from Delaware rather than risk traveling to Milwaukee. Chicago, the country’s third-largest school district, will have remote learning for public schools when classes resume next month.

Johnson & Johnson will supply 100 million doses of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine to the U.S. The U.K. agreed to invest $18 million in a Scottish vaccine-manufacturing plant, while Moderna Inc. said it has received $400 million of deposits for its potential Covid-19 shot.

Key Developments

Global Tracker: Global cases top 18.6 million; deaths pass 702,000Fauci says testing too slow while Trump says it’s ‘best ever’CDC warns against drinking sanitizer after reports of deathsJapan’s

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Guide to Getting Tested for the Coronavirus

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COVID-19 has sickened millions of Americans and claimed the lives of more than 150,000. At this point, its relentless spread can feel inevitable. But that’s a “false narrative,” says Tom Tsai, M.D., a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“The pandemic is not fated to run a certain course,” Tsai says. “We can change it through really good public health practices.” While there’s often a focus on important individual actions, such as social distancing and wearing a mask, public health measures—in particular, diagnostic testing—are also key to changing the course of the pandemic.

Diagnostic tests identify who is actively infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. They are different from antibody tests, which can show if you were infected

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Canada strikes deal with Pfizer, Moderna for COVID-19 vaccine, Ontario wants 38 per cent of doses

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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 117,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,947 deaths.

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 05

1:00 p.m.: Ontario announces $83M in funding through the Resilient Communities Fund

Premier Doug Ford announced that his government

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Teladoc bets big on online medicine with $18.5 billion Livongo deal

By Noor Zainab Hussain and Manas Mishra

(Reuters) – Teladoc Health Inc <TDOC.N> has agreed to buy chronic care provider Livongo Health Inc <LVGO.O> in a deal valuing the company at $18.5 billion, betting on a boom in online care and consultations spurred by the coronavirus crisis.

The merger is by far Teladoc’s biggest investment in a campaign of smaller acquisitions since 2017 that have made it the leading U.S. provider of a range of phone and online-based healthcare services.

Analysts said the latest deal should make the combined company the undisputed leader in both online acute care and the management of chronic conditions, following President Donald Trump’s order on Monday to expand telehealth access to 57 million Americans.

Teladoc’s shares fell, however, as analysts questioned whether the company has massively overpaid for Livongo, shares in which are up 477% this year.

“The Street views the price being paid as

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Houston Hospitalizations Decline; NYC Checkpoints: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — New York City will set checkpoints at key entry points to make sure travelers from 35 states or territories with high Covid transmission rates fill out forms to enforce state quarantine rules. Houston hospitalizations fell to a five-week low while Florida’s case count topped 500,000.

Joe Biden will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination from Delaware rather than risk traveling to Milwaukee. Chicago public schools, the country’s third largest school district, will have remote learning when classes resume next month as cases spike.

Johnson & Johnson will supply 100 million doses of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine to the U.S. The U.K. agreed to invest $18 million in a Scottish vaccine-manufacturing plant, while Moderna Inc. said it has received $400 million of deposits for its potential Covid-19 shot. The global death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 700,000.

Global Tracker: Global cases top 18.6 million; deaths pass 702,000U.S. states form bipartisan testing … Read More