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What will going to university be like during a pandemic?

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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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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

Alaska

  • 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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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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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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Everything you need to start cycling: A beginner’s guide

From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn't leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock
From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn’t leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock

If you’re feeling a little restless with your exercise regimen and want to try something new, try cycling.

Not only will it keep you fit, but it’ll also help you get the most out of your time outdoors and explore your local area.

Sam Jones from Cycling UK told The Independent: “Cycling remains one of the best in terms of safely maintaining social distancing.”

Aside from a form of exercise, as lockdown restrictions ease and people start returning to work, cycling is also being encouraged by the government as a better mode of transport – along with driving. It’s a good way to avoid coming into close contact with people as people do on buses, trains and Tubes.

As part of the government’s plans to boost

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Coolest Cars For Sale On Motorious To Beat The August Heat

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We check out some of the most interesting cars up for grabs right now!

The classic and collector car market is a fantastically diverse tapestry of vehicles from every breed and era. Delving into the classifieds reveals some real gems waiting to find a new home with both enthusiasts and serious collectors alike. Every week we’ll be highlighting the top cars in need of a new home that caught our eye.

1971 Pontiac GTO Convertible Is Rare Poncho Muscle

Images Via Speed Digital LLC

A lot of people are going stir crazy sitting in their homes at the moment. And while take a drive in your car provides an out, cruising around is much better in a big vintage convertible like this 1971 Pontiac GTO. If you’ve never seen one of these before or it’s been a long time there’s good reason:

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NYC Families Brace for Cuomo’s School Reopening Decision Today

(Bloomberg) —

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision on whether to reopen New York City’s schools is among the most consequential he has had to make in months of grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Beyond the risks to public health, at stake is the education of 1.1 million students, the livelihoods of their parents, the working conditions of 235,000 school workers and the ability of thousands of struggling businesses to employ people and survive. The governor has said he would decide on local districts’ plans by Friday.

Officials in the largest U.S. school district have spent the past five months planning for a hybrid schedule in which students would attend school one to three days a week, depending on a building’s capacity. The rest of the time, the district intends to offer online learning. But the split schedule causes as much difficulty as stay-at-home instruction, said Janine Harper, a former Parent-Teacher Association

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Is It Safe To Go Boating During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Recreational boating has become a popular activity amid the pandemic. (Photo: Cliff Hawkins via Getty Images)
Recreational boating has become a popular activity amid the pandemic. (Photo: Cliff Hawkins via Getty Images)

With traditional summer activities and travel plans largely on hold, people are seeking safe ways to enjoy the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One popular approach is recreational boating. 

It’s not just your Instagram feed suggesting that boat trips are all the rage this summer. The data backs it up.

“We’ve seen a huge surge in boat rentals,” Jackie Baumgarten, founder and CEO of peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace Boatsetter, told HuffPost. “Without increasing our marketing, Boatsetter recorded our highest ever booking numbers for the month of June. Peer-to-peer rentals were up 74% compared to the same time last year.”

She also noted that Boatsetter listings have increased 40% as people seek to offset the coast of boat ownership during the recession. Meanwhile, demand has spread beyond traditional boating markets like Florida and Southern California

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A beginner’s guide to bicycles and getting started

From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn't leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock
From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn’t leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock

If you’re feeling a little restless with your exercise regimen and want to try something new, try cycling.

Not only will it keep you fit, but it’ll also help you get the most out of your time outdoors and explore your local area.

Sam Jones from Cycling UK told The Independent: “Cycling remains one of the best in terms of safely maintaining social distancing.”

Aside from a form of exercise, as lockdown restrictions ease and people start returning to work, cycling is also being encouraged by the government as a better mode of transport – along with driving. It’s a good way to avoid coming into close contact with people as people do on buses, trains and Tubes.

As part of the government’s plans to boost

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