Health And Fitness Winners Of The Pandemic

Ty Bruner and Chris Gradoville clarify how the Spokane, WA, Fire Department has put together an enticing fitness and nutrition program for its personnel. Receive our free e-Newsletter for health tips, challenges, special occasion updates and extra methods to stay wholesome. Children’s providers stay Health suspended with the exception of private youngsters’s small group swim classes/personal coaching. According to a January survey, fewer than 50% of small gyms and fitness … Read More

Clark County faith leaders take lessons from pandemic, see hope emerging

New pastor finding her way

Pastor Darcy Metcalfe just arrived in Springfield in January for her new assignment at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Covenant and Northminster Presbyterian Church returned to live services for Palm Sunday, March 28, a welcome time for Metcalfe and the Covenant congregation to be formally introduced.

ExploreBond set for woman accused of April Fools’ call reporting shooter at Navistar

“I was previously preaching to people I

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Employment rises, workers retrain as pandemic wanes

Apr. 2—Annie Mendez shifted from restauranteur to store owner during the pandemic.

Fifteen days before Christmas, Mendez dropped plans to revive her restaurant and instead opened House of Envy to sell women’s clothes in the Laurel Mall near Hazleton.

“During COVID people aren’t coming out. Money is tight. We are working against all the odds,” said Mendez, who nevertheless believes her new store can grow as the pandemic wanes.

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Police say pandemic providing ‘perfect breeding ground for scams’

Mar. 31—Groton resident Julia Pacheco received a scam call in December from someone purporting to be a law enforcement official in Texas asking her to make arrangements to pay several thousand dollars to have a federal warrant vacated that he alleged had been issued for her.

“I knew I had not committed any crimes but I was afraid someone (had) stolen my identity and that was a scary thought,” Pacheco

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San Diego Library borrowing plunged 90 percent during pandemic, but bounced back some

Borrowing at San Diego’s city libraries is down more than 50 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic as residents transitioned to a world dominated by curbside checkouts, electronic books and branches where browsing is not allowed.

Circulation plummeted even farther, about 90 percent, last April and May, but it bounced back to roughly half pre-pandemic levels when curbside checkouts began last summer and a dozen library branches partially reopened last fall.

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The Pain of Paying Dues in a Pandemic: Hollywood Hopefuls on the Rough Start to Their Careers

For those hoping to make it in the industry, the past year has been particularly brutal and recovery feels slow to come.

Diana Romero had reached what she thought was a pivotal moment in her entertainment career in the early months of 2020. Romero, who started in physical production but pivoted to screenwriting a few years ago after she lost her mobility due to an illness in 2018, had written

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Michiganders took pandemic refuge outdoors. Will that continue?

Social distancing is easier outside.

That simple maxim drove Americans outdoors in a huge way last year. Local, state and national parks usage shot up substantially in 2020 as people searched out leisure and fitness activities that weren’t precluded by COVID-19 rules limiting indoor entertainment and exercise options where the coronavirus is more easily spread.

The influx certainly created hurdles for some parks, which struggled to accommodate increased demand while

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Cancel work: The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that work is not a virtue

Several years ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released an overview of the Green New Deal that mentioned guaranteeing “economic security” for people who are “unable or unwilling to work.” When conservative critics noticed those last three words, they pounced. Fox News waxed poetic about the “dignity of work” and Breitbart sneered at the “self-described Democratic Socialist” whose “radical proposal” ignored that even “traditional American liberalism regarded full employment as its goal because

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Austin releases new plans about safely holding indoor, outdoor events again during COVID-19 pandemic

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin is sharing new guidance that will serve as a “starting point” for its own departments and other businesses to begin safely holding events again during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Austin Center for Events launched a new website Friday, which provides a comprehensive list of information about COVID-19 health and safety recommendations for indoor venues as well as new outdoor special event permit

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism

Impact of coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the tourism industry due to the resulting travel restrictions as well as slump in demand among travelers. The tourism industry has been massively affected by the spread of coronavirus, as many countries have introduced travel restrictions in an attempt to contain its spread.[1] The United Nations World Tourism Organization estimated that global international tourist arrivals might decrease by 58% to 78%

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As more towns join esports leagues, kids can compete and make friends despite the pandemic

Many kids play video games “no matter what,” said Mark Ghiloni, director of the Dover Recreation Department. “So we looked at it as … let’s see how we can be a value.”

Esports refers to the competitive playing of online games from the omnipresent battle royale Fortnite to the perennially popular Super Smash Brothers fighter, and even games based on physical sports such as FIFA or Madden NFL.

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SXSW Got Canceled By The Pandemic. So It Built Austin In VR For 2021!

I was in a freefall high above Congress Avenue, or some acid-dream version of it, in Austin, (definitely not) Texas, with the “street” below me rapidly coming into view. I’d made the decision just moments before to relinquish control of the handheld drone that had been helicoptering me about the city’s mesmerizing limits. I had to let go. It was the only way to take a screenshot and I figured

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SXSW got canceled by the pandemic. So it built Austin in VR for 2021.

SXSW got canceled by the pandemic. So it built Austin in VR for 2021.

SXSW got canceled by the pandemic. So it built Austin in VR for 2021.

I was in a freefall high above Congress Avenue, or some acid-dream version of it, in Austin, (definitely not) Texas, with the “street” below me rapidly coming into view. I’d made the decision just moments before to relinquish control of the handheld drone that had been helicoptering me about the city’s mesmerizing limits. I had to

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Terrebonne Government Tower to reopen first floor Monday for first time since COVID-19 pandemic started

Keith Magill
 
| The Courier

The first floor of Terrebonne’s Government Tower will open Monday for the first time since closing nearly a year ago due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to level out, I want to make sure that my staff does everything possible to make all business transactions with the citizens of our great parish as easy and convenient as possible,”

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The Pandemic Prompts Cities to Rethink the Parking Spot

Officials in Charleston, South Carolina, have been thinking about what to do about parking for close to a decade, says Ross Appel, a city council member and land-use attorney. In January, the council voted to use its emergency powers to do away with parking-minimum policies on its historic King Street for 60 days. The policy is meant to help businesses lease vacant storefronts during an economic downtown.

“Minimum parking requirements

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Vermont welcomes new residents during pandemic, but will they stay?

In the year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Vermonters have noticed the arrival of new neighbors — who chose to leave larger cities for communities they perceived as safer and healthier.Now, a prominent university researcher is suggesting the influx presents an opportunity for economic development for the state.”I think the potential here is enormous,” said Richard Watts of UVM’s Center for Research on Vermont, which conducted research … Read More

Business owners in Yakima, Kittitas counties tackle pandemic challenges in Enterprise Challenge | Local

Typically, contestants in the Enterprise Challenge business plan competition in Yakima and Kittitas counties would have numerous opportunities to connect in person.

The annual competition, co-organized by the Yakima County Development Association and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, helps small businesses develop business plans, network and obtain advice from local experts. But because of the pandemic, organizers moved most things online.

Contestants took part in the various workshops and

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Greg Abbott’s move to end Texas mask mandate puts him among GOP governors scorning pandemic restrictions

Abbott’s announcement came just days after two fellow governors seen as potential rivals for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination took victory laps at the Conservative Political Action Conference by boasting of their efforts to resist the sort of restrictions that the Texas governor had imposed.

Gov. Kristi L. Noem of South Dakota said her hands-off approach had given her national name recognition. Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida greeted activists at

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How the coronavirus pandemic has impacted education at Penn State one year later | University Park Campus News

In March 2020, students’ and teachers’ lives around the world were suddenly impacted in a way nobody could have foreseen.

Approximately one year ago, students were sent home from Penn State for two weeks, which would later turn into the remainder of the spring semester.

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, education has become reliant on online platforms, and this has proven difficult for teachers and students alike.

Some

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