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COVID forced these restaurants to change completely. Here’s why locals are loving it

A sleek Japanese cocktail lounge with caviar fondue is now baking pizza.

An upscale Miami seafood raw bar has turned to delivering saucy veal parmigiana and homemade meatballs.

And the kosher Wywood bakery known for some of Miami’s best bread is staying open late for a falafel-and-beer street food pop up.

The coronavirus pandemic, which closed restaurant dining rooms on and off throughout the last three months, has forced some of Miami’s favorite chefs, cooks and bakers to completely rethink their restaurants. In trying to save their businesses, they have created new concepts in old spaces — and become instant hits all over again with Miami’s quarantined crowd.

“It was all out of necessity and creativity. We needed more business to keep our staff and pay our bills,” said Zak Stern, owner of Zak the Baker bakery in Wynwood.

Stern said his bakery’s revenue fell by as much as 70

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Will I be able to go skiing next winter? A country-by-country guide to Covid restrictions in ski resorts as travel corridors introduced

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Ski holidays in Europe are set to be back in business next winter as the government brings in list of 59 quarantine-free destinations

The government has today released a ‘safe list’ of quarantine-exempt destinations, allowing international holidays to kickstart from July 10.

This list of 59 countries banishes the need for travellers visiting the named nations, which are deemed as low risk, to quarantine on arrival home in the UK, news many have been waiting for for months – although the destination itself could still impose a quarantine.

While initially the announcement of these ‘travel corridors’ will provide a lifeline to summer holidays and operators, it also shines a ray of hope on next season’s ski holidays, with the majority of winter destinations in Europe, plus Japan, named as safe.

The list lifts the Foreign Office ban on non-essential travel to all the named destinations from

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Emmy Voting Starts Today; ‘Masked Singer’s’ COVID Connection; Phil Rosenthal’s World Is His Oysters

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A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards season.

Let the voting begin.

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It has been pretty hard this unusual Emmy season to conduct this column that usually is made up of nifty little events and conversations I have as I traverse industry events, Q&As, parties etc. Not this time. There haven’t been any in a year that, like just about everything else is showbiz, is virtual in every way – even the screeners which are all online now that the Television Academy has officially banned physical DVDs (the motion picture academy follows that example after next season too). Instead, we have had the daily ritual of e-mailings from the TV Academy highlighting links to the entire slates of contenders from studios and networks. In fact it never stops.

And there are soooo many outlets, more than ever, some

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Will I be able to go skiing next winter? A country-by-country guide to Covid restrictions in ski resorts

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Ski holidays in Europe, and beyond, look likely to be back in business next winter as the government shelve air bridges and bring in list of 75 quarantine-free destinations

The nation is poised to see which countries will make it onto the government’s new planned list of quarantine-exempt destinations in the coming days, as air bridges are scrapped.

This list of 75 countries will banish the need for travellers visiting nations deemed as low risk to quarantine on arrival home in the UK, news many have been waiting for for months – although the destination itself could still impose a quarantine.

While initially this new announcement – expected on Thursday or Friday – will provide a lifeline to summer holidays and operators, it also shines a ray of hope on next season’s ski holidays, with the majority of winter destinations in Europe and beyond likely to

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As COVID cases surge, Miami-Dade changes course and requires masks outside at all times

The worsening spread of coronavirus across Miami-Dade prompted the county mayor Wednesday to mandate masks in all public places, the latest measure designed to reverse a trend that threatens to bring another wave of closure orders for businesses.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s planned order came the same day Broward announced a more permissive mask rule in what was described as a regional effort to reverse COVID-19 spikes that are hitting South Florida as part of a national resurgence of the virus. Miami Beach on Wednesday reimposed a curfew that had lasted from March until June, when beaches reopened after months of emergency COVID closures.

Gimenez faced criticism for not ordering a countywide mask decree sooner. Miami and other cities announced their mask requirements last week as COVID cases surged, but Gimenez maintained existing county rules were adequate. They require masks inside businesses, in transit vehicles and in other confined spaces, and

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Contract workers for summer festivals look for job options amid COVID

CBS News is chronicling what has changed for the lives of residents across the nation in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Spring and summer in San Francisco are typically the busiest seasons of the year for Stephanie Mufson. 

Her small business, Parade Guys works with a group of 30 to 40 contractors to create floats and large displays for many of the parades in Northern California. A team of painters, builders, and sculptors would typically be producing floats for events like the San Francisco Pride parade or Fourth of July celebrations.

Stephanie Mufson's small business, Parade Guys, works with a group of 30 to 40 contractors to create floats and large displays for many of the parades in Northern California.
Stephanie Mufson’s small business, Parade Guys, works with a group of 30 to 40 contractors to create floats and large displays for many of the parades in Northern California.

Since large outdoor festivals are being cancelled and celebrations are moving to virtual formats, independent workers who rely heavily on seasonal events are now searching for new ways to make

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Newark COVID Reopen Updates: Dining, Shopping And More

NEWARK, NJ — Recovering from the coronavirus shutdown has been a slow process, Newark. But there’s good news: the “new normal” is getting closer.

Newark’s restaurants, stores, businesses and other cultural institutions continue to reawaken from the COVID-19 shutdown that threw a devastating monkey wrench into New Jersey’s economy.

A new wave of adjustments will come when restaurants get the go-ahead to reopen for limited dining indoors on Thursday, July 2.

In addition, several entertainment venues and industries will be allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity on July 2, including museums, bowling alleys and arcades.

Read More: Gov. Murphy: ‘Hard Dates’ In NJ Coronavirus Reopening Blueprint

In Newark, businesses and local attractions are being graded by color – green, yellow and red – according to their risk levels. See the city’s full reopening plan here.

Catch up on the latest updates in Newark below.

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New Jersey restaurants and

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Online scams due to COVID, protests, unemployment in 2020

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A worldwide pandemic, mass unemployment and nationwide protests over racial injustice — there are many important issues occupying our collective attention. Sadly, this kind of large-scale distraction is fertile ground for hackers.

“We have the COVID disaster combined with the economic disaster combined with the protests,” said Adam Levin, cyber security expert and founder of CyberScout, to Yahoo Life. ”We are now in the middle of what can be considered a perfect storm for scammers.”

Levin says that the current climate of our nation has set the stage for an online scam trifecta: motive, means, and opportunity.

“The motive for

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