Mistie Bugarin

What will going to university be like during a pandemic?


With results for A-level students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland published today, thousands of teenagers will find out if they’ve received a spot at a university.

But with the continuing coronavirus pandemic, university is likely to be a bit different this year.

There are many challenges facing UK universities – student and staff health and welfare, living arrangements, and how to do a socially distanced Freshers week.

Here are just some of the ways university might change:

‘Blended’ learning

Most universities will take a “blended approach” to teaching and learning, with many universities announcing that lectures involving whole year groups will be given online.

In addition, some in-person teaching will be provided, such as tutorials, but they will take place in bigger rooms in a socially distanced way.

Doug Clow, an online learning consultant who has spent 20 years at the Open University and is now advising universities

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Hamptons crackdown continues with Marram hotel the latest target

After Page Six reported that there has been a crackdown on Hamptons hot spots in the coronavirus era this summer, Bridgeton Holdings’ Marram hotel is the latest target.

East Hampton’s Town Board has sought an injunction to prohibit “continued use of the premises,” explaining in a release on Friday that the swanky Montauk digs have been cited for ongoing violations including “the creation and use of multiple unapproved bar areas,” as well as an “unauthorized conversion of a retail snack bar to a full-service restaurant with an expanded outdoor cooking area.”

The eatery, Mostrador Marram, has chefs from Il Buco. Charges were issued July 14 and July 18 with citations for “lack of site plan approval, no building permit, and failure to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy and a tent permit,” according to the release.

A July 27 inspection by the local health department found that “the restaurant was operating

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Fulwell 73 Teams With ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Scribe To Adapt Novel Behind BBC Time Travel Series ‘Moondial’

EXCLUSIVE: Fulwell 73 has secured the rights to turn Helen Cresswell’s young adult novel Moondial into an ambitious time travel drama after the book inspired a popular BBC series of the same name in 1988.

The James Corden-backed company will team with Matt Lopez, who wrote Nicolas Cage starrer The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Dwayne Johnson’s Race To Witch Mountain, to reimagine the book, which follows a teenage girl as she discovers a portal through time while wandering the grounds of a nearby mansion.

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Also partnering on the project is wiip, the indie studio run by former BBC and ABC executive Paul Lee. Executive producers are Lopez; Leo Pearlman, Jeff Grosvenor and Heather Greenwood for Fulwell 73; and Lee and Nne Ebong for wiip.

Fulwell 73 partner Pearlman said the BBC drama was a big inspiration for the series, with Greenwood being a “fan of all

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Edited Transcript of HARV.CD earnings conference call or presentation 11-Aug-20 9:00pm GMT

Vancouver Aug 12, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Harvest Health & Recreation Inc earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 9:00:00pm GMT

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. – Director of IR

* Deborah K. Keeley

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. – CFO

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. – Founder, CEO & Director

ATB Capital Markets Inc., Research Division – MD of Consumer & Retail and Analyst

Good afternoon, and welcome to the Harvest Health & Recreation conference call to review second quarter 2020 financial and operating results and discuss the company’s performance outlook. (Operator Instructions) Today’s conference call is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the conference over to your host, Christine Hersey, Director of Investor Relations for Harvest. Thank you. You may begin.

Christine Hersey, Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. – Director of IR [2]

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What a $1M Home Looks Like Across America

In some places in the U.S., you can buy a lot of home for $1 million. But in others, you don’t get nearly as much square footage, land or amenities for the money. It all depends on the market. To identify what typical million-dollar homes for sale look like in most states, GOBankingRates worked with online real estate resource Trulia.

The homes selected were originally priced at around $1 million when they were placed on the market. Some have since sold for less, while others have been taken off the market. If they sold recently, the sale price is also included. Click through to see where you can get the most house for your money.

Last updated: May 25, 2020


  • Original asking price: $929,000
  • Recent asking price: $849,999
  • City: Chugiak
  • Square feet: 5,631
  • Number of bathrooms: 5
  • Number of bedrooms: 4

Situated on 2 1/2 acres, this home has

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Episode 9 of Travel + Leisure’s New Podcast

If you’ve been following the journey of Let’s Go Together, the new podcast from Travel + Leisure celebrating diversity in travel, you’ll have been introduced to people who are exploring the world despite their size, widowed women finding new joy in solo journeys, the first Black woman to travel to every single country, and many more incredible travelers.

a person standing on a rocky beach: Courtesy of Amanda Machado

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Courtesy of Amanda Machado

And we’re still going strong.

This week, on the ninth installment of Let’s Go Together, host and adventurer Kellee Edwards is joined by Amanda Machado, an avid hiker based in Oakland, California. Machado, the daughter of immigrants from Ecuador and Mexico, grew up in Florida, but has spent time hiking, camping, and backpacking in some of the most scenic locales in the world, including Chile, Peru, and South Africa.

For a Floridian, being outside on the beach was a given, but

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New Zealand Reports 4 New Cases of COVID-19 After Over 100 Days of No Community Spread

DAVID ROWLAND/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

After over three months without any new coronavirus cases, New Zealand is reporting four new cases from an unknown source.

The Ministry of Health confirmed the news on Tuesday, revealing that all four cases are members of the same household in South Auckland. According to the press release, the first case identified in the cluster has been symptomatic for five days with no overseas travel history.

Government officials say all close contacts of the four cases will remain in self-isolation for 14 days, regardless of their test results. All casual contacts are also required to remain in self-isolation until they receive the results of their test.

RELATED: New Zealand Reports 100 Days Without Coronavirus Cases as the U.S. Surpasses 5 Million Cases

“This case is a wake-up call against any complacency that may have set in. We cannot afford to let this

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Blaze kills at least 10 in Indian coronavirus centre

Rescue workers look for survivors after a fire broke out in a hotel that was being used as a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) facility in Vijayawada, in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Idrees Mohammed

VIJAYWADA, India (Reuters) – At least 10 people died when a huge fire broke out at a COVID-19 treatment and quarantine centre in the southeastern Indian city of Vijaywada early on Sunday, officials said.

Emergency crews rescued up to 20 patients and medical staff from the centre housed in a hotel and took them to hospital, police commissioner B Srinivasulu told journalists at the scene.

Initial reports suggest the fire was caused by a short circuit in the centre, police and fire officials said.

Television footage showed rescuers wearing face masks and full body suits taking survivors out of the blackened building on trolleys.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter he

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‘The world exploded’: Beirut blast takes a husband, father


BEIRUT (AP) — Soha Saade had not seen her husband since Christmas. The coronavirus pandemic had kept 44-year-old Jihad in Nigeria, where he worked far from his family in Beirut. Once travel restrictions eased, he flew home with a new sense of urgency: His 6-year old had been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Together, Jihad and Soha spent 13 days with their daughter, Gemma, as she received treatment. “We only had one more day left in the hospital,” Soha said.

When smoke billowed outside the hospital window Tuesday, the couple lamented Beirut’s pollution and disorder. Soha began to film it on her phone, then went out to check with nurses if there was reason to worry.

As she opened the door, “the world exploded.”

In an instant, she had to make a wrenching decision — focus on her

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El Camino Real students make it through first day of online classes

El Camino Real catcher Josh Klein had his first day of online learning from home on Monday, the first day of the new semester for students at the Woodland Hills charter school. <span class="copyright">(Abby Spencer-Knerr)</span>
El Camino Real catcher Josh Klein had his first day of online learning from home on Monday, the first day of the new semester for students at the Woodland Hills charter school. (Abby Spencer-Knerr)

Monday was the first day of the school year at El Camino Real, an independent charter school in Woodland Hills.

Junior catcher Josh Klein woke up at 7:45 a.m., took a shower, got dressed, ate breakfast, and then turned on his school-supplied Lenovo laptop at 8:45 a.m. for his first day of online classes.

The first part of the day ended at 12:15 p.m. for a 30-minute lunch break, and his remaining classes ended at 2:15 p.m. Using Microsoft Team, he had classes in Spanish III, English, math, honors chemistry, baseball and advanced placement U.S. history.

“Today was getting used to classes and going over curriculum and how online distance learning is going to work,” he

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