Day: August 11, 2020

Mississippi gov says college football essential

JACKSON, MISS. – Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said college football is “essential” Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump tweeted in support of colleges moving forward with the football season as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“What do opponents of football think, these kids will end up in a bubble without it? You can get COVID anywhere,” Reeves tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “There are forces who want to cancel everything to avoid risk at all societal costs. It’s foolish. We have to balance risk & costs.”

Two of college football’s five power conferences, Big Ten and Pac-12, announced Tuesday that teams won’t play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19. Reeves lamented that decision, saying that in Mississippi, officials have been working with big football schools like Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi to design a season that does not compromise the safety of players or fans.

“I personally

Read More

2020 Big 10 and Pac-12 College Football Seasons Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Scott Taetsch/Getty Penn State Football

Rising cases and deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten football season — the latest conference to pull the plug on the collegiate fall sports season.

The Big Ten conference voted on Tuesday to cancel all fall sports, including football, multiple outlets reported. The conference later confirmed the news in a press release.

“In making its decision, which was based on multiple factors, the Big Ten Conference relied on the medical advice and counsel of the Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee,” the press release said.

Morton Schapiro, chair of the Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors and Northwestern University president, said in a statement that “Our primary responsibility is to make the best possible decisions in the interest of our students, faculty and staff.”

The other sports

Read More

Karavel Shoes Donates 3D Face Masks to Schools, Famous Footwear and Coach Make Big Donations + More

Aug. 11, 2020: Fashion-comfort retailer Karavel Shoes in Austin, Texas, is doing its part in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. The family-owned business is in the process of printing 1,200 3D face shields to be donated to staff working in 15 schools located in low-income neighborhoods in Austin. The store also hired three high school students to work on the project. In addition, said Karavel owner Rick Ravel, the store will be selling additional masks to consumers with all proceeds from their sale donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.

Aug. 11, 2020: Famous Footwear has announced a new multiyear partnership with Ticket to Dream, which provides opportunities for foster children across the country. As part of the move, the brand is donating more than 12,000 new pairs of shoes this month to foster kids ahead of the back-to-school season and plans to provide supplies throughout the fall.

Read More

The 10 best places to order seafood online

There's nothing fishy about this.
There’s nothing fishy about this.

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

It’s August now, and I’ve only used my grill three times. As a pescatarian, I usually opt for a veggie burger and some corn, but last weekend while staying with my boyfriend’s parents we had a dinner of homemade pita and delicious smoked salmon, I’ve been thinking about it ever since. It was smoked for more than eight hours—the patio smelled incredible all afternoon—and it got me in the mood to order some seafood.

If you’ve been missing your usual seaside trips or have been avoiding grocery stores and fish markets due to the coronavirus pandemic, don’t worry. You can still have fresh seafood shipped directly to your door—without that fishy smell. Below, you’ll find the 10 best places to order seafood online. Plus, some even

Read More

Education Commissioner Says School Board Violated State Order

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — Despite reprovals from the Florida Department of Education, the Hillsborough County School District is moving forward with its plans to offer online learning only for four weeks following the start of school on Aug. 24.

Following the school district’s 5-2 vote Thursday, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran sent a letter to Hillsborough schools Superintendent Addison Davis and school board chairwoman Melissa Snively informing them that the school board’s decision “directly contradicts the district’s reopening plan.”

After Corcoran issued an executive order July 6 mandating that all Florida school districts reopen brick-and-mortar schools in August to receive state funding, each school district was required to submit a reopening plan to the state by July 31.

The Hillsborough County School District’s plan gave parents a choice of sending their children back to class or having them learn online through either an online class provided by the student’s school

Read More

‘Let’s listen to the teachers:’ NYC comptroller on school re-openings

To date, the city of New York, the most populous city in the U.S. and the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, has only received 12% of federal PPP loans. Like many cities and counties around the country, New York is counting on federal loan aid to help businesses and support in the reopening of public schools. NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer joined Yahoo Finance to discuss why the city needs a stimulus package that includes funding for education.

“We need to have a stimulus package that is also gonna include money for school re-openings; this is not a cheap undertaking,” he said.

“This is really a matter of putting dollars to work so that we can create a school plan that works for kids, whether it’s [online learning or] classroom learning. This is the challenge of every big city and every small county in America right now,” he stressed.

QUEENS,

Read More

We Need to Take Care of the Growing Number of Longterm COVID-19 Patients

On July 7, 2020, the Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez tested positive for the new coronavirus. He was scheduled to start Opening Day for the Sox, but the virus had other plans—damaging Rodriguez’s heart and causing a condition called myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle). Now the previously fit 27-year old ace left-hander must sit out the 2020 season to recover.

Rodriguez is not alone in having heart damage from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In a new study done in Germany, researchers studied the hearts of 100 patients who had recently recovered from COVID-19. The findings were alarming: 78 patients had heart abnormalities, as shown by a special kind of imaging test that shows the heart’s structure (a cardiac MRI), and 60 had myocarditis. These patients were mostly young and previously healthy. Several had just returned from ski trips.

While other studies have shown a lower rate

Read More

California processing backlog; deadly start to August in Sacramento

The coronavirus is continuing its deadly impact in the Sacramento region, with August already off to a troubling start.

Public health officials, in a Monday update to Sacramento County’s COVID-19 data dashboard, confirmed several more July deaths for nearly 80 in the month, including the deadliest day of the pandemic, and have already confirmed well over a dozen resident deaths from the virus in the first six days of August.

In a breakdown of coronavirus deaths as they’ve occurred by day — as opposed to the dates on which cause of death is made official or is first disclosed publicly — the county now reports a stunning 79 fatalities for the month of July. That’s more than double the previous worst month of April, when 34 died, and over quadruple the 18 observed in each of May and June as the curve of the virus had appeared to be flattening

Read More

What will going to university in 2020 look like?

Photo credit: Ekaterina Morozova - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ekaterina Morozova – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

At risk of stating the obvious, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted all corners of our lives. From the way we date to the way we work, the way we socialise to the way we travel. And as September fast approaches, it’s going to impact the way that first year freshers attend university, too.

With Results Day looming and university offers on the horizon, many students are about to embark on their first year away from home, staying in halls and going to seminars. But what with all that’s going on in the world – and many workplaces encouraging remote working for the rest of the year – what will university actually look like come the new term?

Freshers’ week

To avoid a large influx of people, many of the universities are staggering their arrivals. Bath are asking new students to book

Read More

CES 2021 Looks Set to Be All-Online in Wake of COVID-19

Anyone interested in product design has likely heard of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) traditionally held in famous Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, the event’s organizers have recently announced that the 2021 edition of the show would look much different than in years past. Not just figuratively or literally speaking, but virtually, taking on an all-digital format in the wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Promotional graphic for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Promotional graphic for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) made the announcement in July 2020, a full six months before the January show. On one hand, that means attendees need not worry about airfare and hotel rooms. On the other hand, it means preparing to observe, disseminate information, and make purchasing decisions entirely online.

Traditionally, the show is set up like any other type of trade exhibition, with rows of booths manned by product specialists ready

Read More