Recreation programs expand during pandemic despite severe revenue loss | Lifestyles

After the COVID-19 shutdown one year ago, Santa Maria’s Recreation and Parks Department saw revenue losses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, leaving staff wondering how crucial community programs would be funded.

Although revenue remains almost nonexistent, even now, the department has found creative ways to continue serving the community with several new, COVID-safe programs over the past year. 

In a presentation to the Santa Maria City Council on

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How North Vegas is helping students reverse learning loss in pandemic

Michael A. McShane and Jason Bedrick, Opinion contributors
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2021

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Across the country, students are struggling to focus and retain information with online learning, and many feel they are learning less than past years.

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While many other cities around the country seemed paralyzed by the pandemic, North Las Vegas decided to do something to help families.

Millions of children across the country

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13 of the Biggest Celebrity Weight Loss Transformations

Losing weight can be a hard thing for anyone, especially since exercise can be a bit of a a chore and fattening foods are often the most delicious. But what’s even harder is slimming down and getting bad habits under control when you’re constantly in the spotlight. It’s tough to change your lifestyle when cameras are always in your face.

This is one of the many reasons that big weight

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Tourism Industry Faces $1 Trillion Loss, 100 Million Jobs At Risk From Covid-19, UN Reports

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A new policy brief from the United Nations outlining Covid-19’s impact on the tourism industry projects the pandemic will cost the tourism industry approximately $1 trillion in losses and threaten more than 100 million jobs worldwide, underlining how the ongoing global crisis has devastated one of the world’s largest industries.

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Singapore Air Bracing for Another Record Loss With Travel Halted

(Bloomberg) — Singapore Airlines Ltd., consistently voted one of the world’s best airlines by Skytrax, is poised for another hefty quarterly loss after the coronavirus left it flying a tiny fraction of its usual number of passengers.



a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: Singapore Airlines Ltd. aircraft stand on the tarmac at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Singapore's Changi Airport, voted the world's best for the past six years by Skytrax, is pursuing that goal of extensive automation with such vigor that it built Terminal 4 to help test the airport bots of the future.


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Singapore Airlines Ltd. aircraft stand on the tarmac at Changi Airport in Singapore, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Singapore’s Changi Airport, voted the world’s best for the past six years by

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Comic-Con is San Diego’s hottest ticket. How the city is mourning its loss

Colleen Rodriguez as Thor near the archway for the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. <span class="copyright">(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)</span>
Colleen Rodriguez as Thor near the archway for the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Deadpool wasn’t going to miss it for the world or the pandemic.

On Wednesday afternoon, the preview day of what would have been the 51st edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the bars surrounding the downtown convention center were empty, the restaurants mostly deserted, and the sidewalks devoid of the usual

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Comic-Con is San Diego’s hottest ticket. This year, the city is mourning its loss

Colleen Rodriguez as Thor near the archway for the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. <span class="copyright">(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)</span>
Colleen Rodriguez as Thor near the archway for the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Deadpool wasn’t going to miss it for the world or the pandemic.

On Wednesday afternoon, the preview day of what would have been the 51st edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the bars surrounding the downtown convention center were empty, the restaurants mostly deserted, and the sidewalks devoid of the usual

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Loss of international students could damage US economy, experts say, as Trump seeks visa restrictions

The world of higher education, already struggling to cope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was rocked last week when the Trump administration issued a regulation that would prevent international students from entering the country in addition to compelling thousands already in the U.S. to leave if enrolled in schools that plan to teach exclusively online in the fall.

“These students and their families have invested so much hope and money —

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Swatch cuts 2,400 jobs as it reports first ever half-year loss

 

Swatch is cutting 2,400 jobs as it shrinks its network of bricks-and-mortar stores, many in Hong Kong. Photo: Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Swatch is cutting 2,400 jobs as it shrinks its network of bricks-and-mortar stores, many in Hong Kong. Photo: Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The Swatch Group (UHR.SW) said that it had cut around 2,400 jobs, as coronavirus lockdowns across the globe forced its shops to shut and sales to drop by 46% in the first half of the year.

The world’s biggest watchmaker, which owns high-end brands such as

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Rite Aid’s (RAD) Q1 Loss Narrower Than Expected, Sales Up Y/Y

Rite Aid Corporation RAD reported first-quarter fiscal 2021 results, wherein loss was narrower than expected, while sales beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Both metrics improved year over year. The company gained market share and grew double digits in front-end sales as it kept stores open amid the coronavirus outbreak and enhanced its digital capabilities to provide essential services to customers.

Solid growth in prescription deliveries to the tune of 86%,

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Sales rise, online capacity doubled, and Tesco Bank facing loss

A Tesco delivery truck in north London. Photo: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty
A Tesco delivery truck in north London. Photo: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty

Tesco’s (TSCO.L) customers made fewer trips to the supermarket during lockdown but did bigger shops when they did visit.

Shopping frequency fell by 32% in the 13 weeks to 30 May, Tesco said on Friday, but basket size jumped by 64%.

The change coincided with lockdown being announced in the UK, which prompted the government to urge

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